President John F Kennedy arrives on aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in United States. Officers salute President. President's watches plane takes off and carrier missile launch. Shah of Iran Mohammed Reza Pahlavi joins President Kennedy observing military demonstrations from Onslow Beach in North Carolina. Fleet of ships, landing crafts and helicopters fly. U.S. Marines landing on beach.
The Pan American Highway Commission officials received by Cameron A. Morrison, Governor of North Carolina. Governor Morrison and the delegates pose for a photo on steps of a building. The commission visits the Highway Equipment Depot near Raleigh and inspects the machinery. They proceed towards University of North Carolina. Traffic signs and direction boards on road sides. University of North Carolina college students give a cheer and greet the group. The commission buses, cars, motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecars are seen traveling on highway roads in North Carolina. The commission members observe road machinery and try out the machines including early tractors, graders, scrapers, and plows, trench diggers, and steam shovels. Two delegate members ride in the bucket of a steam shovel. They halt at the newly completed Wilcox Bridge spanning the Yadkin River near Spencer, North Carolina. A view of the caravan on the open-spandrel (open support system) Wilcox Bridge over the Yadkin River and then in a North Carolina town. The group entering Bessemer city in North Carolina, where a welcome banner spans the roadway.
U.S. Marines during landing maneuvers in New River, North Carolina. Marines charging from landing barge onto beach. Transport at sea. American flag on mast. Convoy of transport sat sea. Naval officer looks at plane flying overhead, speaks to Marine officer, and then looks through binoculars. Marine bugler. Sailor on bridge blows whistle. Landing barges and Higgins boats are lowered from transport. Navy officer on bridge gives orders through megaphone. Sailor holds signal flags beside him. A gun is lowered from transport. Marines climb down cargo net and board landing boat. Landing boat and barges approaching shore line and beaching. Marines dash through surf and charge onto beach. Medium tanks roll off landing barges onto the beach.
Ceremonies to mark the 173rd anniversary of United States Marine Corps in North Carolina. 2nd Marine Division passes in inspection of Commandant of Marine Force General Clifton B. Cates. Tanks being driven as units march on field. Marines land on enemy beachheads during World War II. Smoke rises due to artillery fire on beach. Aircraft on flight line at an airfield. Aircraft and helicopters in flight.
A film 'We saw it happen' about the history of aviation in the United States. In Dayton, Ohio: Houses seen along Hawthorn Street. A still picture shows the Wright brothers in their youth. View down Hawthorn Street with several 1940s and early 1950s cars parked along the Dayton street. Exterior view of 7 Hawthorn Street, home of the Wright Brothers. Interiors of the Wright home in Dayton. The workshop of the Wright brothers. Machines in the workshop. The "Wright Cycle Co" and Wright Museum (moved from Dayton to Greenfield village in Dearborn, Michigan.) A powered engine prepared in the workshop. Sweeping view of windswept beach area of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where the Wright brothers conducted test flights in 1900-1902. Another view of Hawthorn Street in Dayton. A boy on the sidewalk. View of the 4 cylinder airplane engine first designed by the Wright Brothers. Narrator speaks of December 17, 1903 Wright Brothers flight. View of the Wright Flyer in flight overhead. Scene changes to aerial side view of Boeing B-52 Stratofortress aircraft in flight (this is aircraft YB-52,the second XB-52). The B-52 banks left and away.
Credits for the documentary titled 'Creative Hands' about mountain handicrafts in North Carolina. Background info about earlier handicrafts as an important part of civilization. A farmer weaves, sculpts a swan, whittle in clay. Scene change to New York City and busy areas of Manhattan, with people outside the Rockefeller Center in New York watching ice skaters. Women do window shopping. People enter Radio City Music Hall. Scene change again to farming areas in the mountains of southwest North Carolina. Animated map of United States. Wide views of farmland and a house in Brasstown North Carolina. Men cut a tree for lumber using a two man saw. Teacher at John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown helps farmer to develop creative ideas using local materials. A sign reads "John C Campbell Folk School Handcrafts." Farmers walk with their materials and are seen seated at a table of the school showing some of their handicrafts. They are taught creative ideas by the teacher.