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.)
The fourth presidential election debate held between Democratic nominee Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican nominee U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon in in New York, United States on 21st October 1960. NBC News correspondent John Chancellor asks a question to Senator Kennedy in relation with U.S. relations with the Soviet Union. Correspondent Chancellor asks if Russians have resumed testing of nuclear devices as per news from Atomic Energy Commission of Washington and if the U.S. would resume its own nuclear testing in 1961. Senator Kennedy replies to the question and says that the next President of the United States should make one last effort to secure an agreement on the cessation of nuclear tests. He mentions the Conference for the Reduction and Limitation of Armaments from 1932-1934 held in Geneva, Switzerland. Kennedy says that he believes the effort should be made once more by who so ever is elected the President of the United States. Senator Kennedy says that if they fail in making the effort, the responsibility will be clearly on the Russians and then they'll have to meet their responsibilities for the security of the United States, and they may have to test underground. He says that there may be testing in outer space. Senator Kennedy says that he is most concerned about the whole problem of the spread of atomic weapons. ABC News correspondent Quincy Howe asks the Vice President to comment. Vice President Nixon says that the Soviet Union is filibustering. He says further that the elected president should immediately make a time table to break Soviet filibustering.
Administration of LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide ) by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency). News reporter Paul Altmeyer talks about harmful effects of LSD. Best known case is of Frank Olson, chemist employed by the Army Chemical Corp who ended his life by diving through the10th floor window of Statler Hilton Hotel in New York. Frank Olson with his wife Alice Olson. She visits Dr. Sidney Gottieb, the man who administered the drug. Robert V. Lashbrook, Assistant Chief of the Chemical Branch, was in the room when the incident occurred. Alice Olson talks about the incident. Inspector General Lyman B. Kirkpatrick talks about Olson case, which slowed down the testings of CIA LSD drug. Harold Blauer, a tennis player, with his daughter. The Psychiatric Institute and Hospital in New York where he was admitted and died after being given five mescaline derivatives which were injected and tested secretly by the Army Chemical Corps. Paul Altmeyer looks at 5000 documents released by the army. Dr. James Cattail who administered the mescaline derivatives was unaware of his actions due to the secrecy of the army experiments. Blauer's daughter Elizabeth talks about the death. Test conducted at Tulane Medical Center. Chief researcher Dr. Russell talks about experiment. A project report written by him. One of the reports in which electrodes were implanted in the brain of a woman and she was given LSD. She became agitated and cried. Paul questions Dr. Russell about LSD. James Thornwell, a black American soldier in France, given LSD in 1961 when he came under suspicion of having stolen documents. He was secretly given LSD for several days by his interrogators during which time he was forced to undergo aggressive questioning, replete with racial slurs and threats.
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.
The fourth presidential election debate held between Democratic nominee Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican nominee U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon in New York, United States on 21st October 1960. News correspondent John Edwards ask Vice President Nixon about the conditions to be met before meeting Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev at Vienna Summit of 1961. Nixon replies that an agenda should be prepared which should delineate those issues on which there is a possibility of some agreement or negotiation. He says that U.S. President should not go to the conference unless they have such an agenda, unless they have some reasonable assurance from Khrushchev that he intends seriously to negotiate on those points. News correspondent Quincy Howe asks Senator Kennedy to comment on the topic. Senator Kennedy says that the U.S. should not go to the summit until there is some reason to believe that a meeting of minds can be obtained on either Berlin, outer space or general disarmament including nuclear testing. He mentions the failure of the conference on May 15th 1960 in Paris, France. He further says it is important that they maintain their determination, that they indicate that they're building their strength, that they are determined to protect their position and that they are determined to protect their commitment.
A biographical documentary shows the life of Dwight David Eisenhower who was the President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. Dwight David Eisenhower and officers salute. Others stand near him. Eisenhower with his wife Marie Geneva Doud Eisenhower and his child. He walks with his wife. Soldiers holding flags salute. Dwight David Eisenhower in a car salutes them. He sits with a woman. In 1948 he is appointed as the President of Columbia University in New York. He walks with other professors. He is being honored and appointed as the president by other personnels. He addresses the students. In Washington: A plane taxis. Dwight David Eisenhower comes out of a car. Cameramen click pictures. Dwight David Eisenhower wearing a hat stands. He enters a building. He opens his coat. He is greeted by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The United States Capitol building.