Dwight D. Eisenhower during presidency of the Columbia University in 1948. Eisenhower walking at a Columbia University graduation ceremony in New York City and speaking to the group assembled. Two years later, views of Eisenhower as NATO supreme commander in Europe. Eisenhower seated in NATO Conference. Citizens in United States prepare signs and urge Eisenhower to run for President. He salutes a parade in 1952 as he begins a run for the Presidency. Pamphlets and posters read 'we need Eisenhower'. An animated cartoon shows a smiling and marching Uncle Sam with an "Ike for President" jingle song playing. Cartoon shows animated citizens and an elephant supporting Eisenhower. Scenes from Republican National Convention, and Nixon and Eisenhower holding their arms up together. Citizens voting, using ballot boxes, and voting machines. A nun votes. Eisenhower casts his vote. People hold U.S. flags and cheer. Signboards and neon lighting on a building track vote tally and proclaim Eisenhower victory in 1952 presidential election. Eisenhower in Korea after the election. He meets and eats with American troops in the field and studies the war effort. South Koreans wave flags on announcement of truce (cease-fire armistice) in Korean War Eisenhower takes presidential oath of office in Washington DC. He signs document for Civil Rights Act of 1957 (voting right act). View of negro students of the "Little Rock Nine" entering a military station wagon under armed troop escort during integration of Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock Arkansas. U.S. Army troops escort the African American students into school. Exterior view of United Nations building in New York. Eisenhower delivers speech on Atoms For Peace. Churchill and Khrushchev visit Eisenhower in America. Scenes of John F Kennedy inauguration in 1961. Eisenhower with Kennedy and later with President Johnson. In 1968 address to Republican Convention Eisenhower notes risk of growth of Communism.
Grand champions of 1952's National needlework contest display their designs in New York. They display them at the contest's finale. Three thousand entries are shown including a crocheted United States flag. A woman does the needle work. People watch the displayed material. A woman stand with an award.
Exterior views of United Nations headquarters building in New York City. World map showing NATO member countries shaded dark. Series of shots of American voting in elections, with views of American citizens entering voting booths and placing ballots in voting boxes. Distant view of U.S. Capitol building in Washington DC with an American flag flying in the foreground. Following Presidential election of 1952, Dwight D Eisenhower takes oath of office as President in January 1953, surrounded by other dignitaries at Eisenhower's inauguration. Scenes from end of World War 2 with U.S. Army forces in Paris and happy celebrating French people welcoming the U.S. military and other Allied forces. Close up view of faces of U.S. Army troops marching beside Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Parisians cheer and smile. A French woman kisses an American soldier. Aerial view of Statue of Liberty in New York as a troop ship is arriving in New York Harbor with soldiers returning from World War 2. Soldiers disembark the troop carrier ship. Cunard sign on gang plank. Young American men enrolled in American colleges. A college square area. Inside, a professor instructs college students in class. American students work in a University science laboratory with beakers, vials, burners, and microscope. Young veterans of the war who have returned to be farmers are seen on their farms working. American farmer works in field with a tractor. Views of various church buildings and church spires in American towns and cities. American men,women and children in church and clergy at altar circa 1950.
Christmas time advertisement for U.S. Savings Bonds. Interior of a house decorated for Christmas, with Christmas tree and toy train running on a table. Actress Donna Reed walks to the table, stops the train and holds up a December 1958 U.S. Savings Bond. She speaks about the Savings Bond, places it on a toy train car, and starts the train. As the train moves along the track, it passes signs reflecting successive passing time increments: Dec 1961 (three years), Dec 1964 (3 more years), and Aug 1968 (3 more years and 8 months). By staying on track to maturity, the bond is worth much more. Donna Reed notes this and suggests Savings Bonds as a Christmas gift. She closes by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. (Note: The original maturity period for a Series E Bond was 10 years. But the U.S. Government reduced it to 9 years and 8 months, in 1952. That revised maturity period is reflected in this advertisement.) (Additional note: The trains are by Lionel, and include "The General" locomotive, a New York Central boxcar, a Lionel flatcar, and Lionel Lines caboose.)
A film based on the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in Long Island, New York which is dedicated to study of foreign animal diseases. Animated map of the United States of America depicts the New England region of the U.S. affected with foot and mouth disease of animals during year 1870 and Mexico and Canada affected by epizootics in 1946 and 1952 respectively. A technician stores animal foot and mouth disease virus in a laboratory freezer.
Major prison riots of the year 1952. North Korean POW soldiers of the Korean War stage a mass rebellion at POW camps in Koji islands and Pongam Island, off South Korea. U.S. and U.N. guards quell riots at the camps, resulting in death of North Korean prisoners and injuries. Medics are seen treating injured North Korean prisoners. U.N. guards escort prisoners in lines after the riots. Scene shifts to the the United States where damaged prison property in Michigan and New Jersey is seen after prison riots. Broken window glasses and furniture strewn about in a multi-story room of the New Jersey State Reformatory. Scene changes to Southern Michigan State Prison, also called Jackson State Prison, following riots there. Four prisoners including ring leader Earl Ward (second from left) are seen inside the building behind bars, during the standoff where they seized a cell block and held guards as hostages. A prison guard on watch with rifle in hand, looking from an elevated post downward onto a Jackson State Prison courtyard.