Mrs James Roosevelt christens a ship in Massachusetts. The daughter-in-law of President Roosevelt. christens the new Farragut ship in Quincy. Dignitaries stand with her. Ship slides down the ways at the Fore River shipyards.
In preparation to launch the aircraft carrier,USS Hancock (DV-19) shipyard workers (Riggers) at the Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, remove key supports from under her hull. On the upper side, workers use timber battering rams to loosen supports, while below, others use ropes to lower them. The platform at the ship's bow is covered in patriotic bunting. The ship begins to move down the ways, stern first, into the water. As she floats away, tugboats standby to assist.
Launch of the aircraft carrier USS Lexington at Fore River Shipyard, Quincy,Massachusetts, United States. The decorated aircraft carrier stands in the dock. A sign reads 'The navy wants this ship to replace the Lexington. Let's go. Fore River!' Several sailors who served on the 4th USS Lexington, are present for the launching. Mrs. T.D. Robinson, who also christened the 4th USS Lexington, does the honors for the newest one, and the aircraft carrier glides down the ways into Boston Harbor.
Celebration for the launch of the U.S. Aircraft carrier USS Hanock (CV-19) at Bethlehem Steel Shipyards, Fore Rive, Massachusetts. Band plays on the pier. Band members dressed in white. Large crowd on the pier. Views from the deck of the USS Hancock as she goes down the ways during launch.
Equestrian statue of General George Henry Thomas by sculptor, John Quincy Adams Ward, in Washington, DC. It was erected in 1879, at Thomas Circle, where Massachusetts Avenue, Vermont Avenue, 14th Street, and M Street, NW, converge. The National City Christian Church can be seen on the circle, in the background.
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.