Coverage of the satellite, Sputnik I at Wittenberg College in Springfield, Ohio. The Project 'Cateye' being undertaken. The project is dealing with light amplification. Film shows the satellite moving slowly across the TV screen in a darkened room.
Jefferson Thomas standing against the wall in hallway of Central High School, Little Rock Arkansas, four years after graduating. Bell rings and the hall fills with students changing classes. Scene shifts to Elizabeth Eckford, while a student at Central High, and then to her at Central State College, in Ohio, where she is seen moving about the campus buildings and grounds. Scene flashes back to 1957 where she is seen with others entering Central High, Little Rock, Arkansas, under U.S. Army protection. Scene returns to Central State College, where students stand in a circle and sing their Alma Mater song.
Screen magazine film 'The Old Home Town' shows activities in Springfield, New Jersey and its citizens' interest in the war effort. Service flag in the window of a house to symbolize a family member in service. Interior of the house. Framed photographs on the mantle in the living room. A mother writes a letter to her son describing the latest activities of Springfield. Views of The First National Bank of Springfield, a store for War Bonds and Stamps, a Luncheonette for soda candy and ice cream. High School children in a packed eatery. Cars line a street downtown. Women outside stores in the market. Children rush out of a school building. A mail man approaches a house to deliver mail. Two women share news received in a mail from a son at war. A paper boy delivers the paper to a doorstep. A man reads the paper with his family in the living room. An Honor Roll erected by the Lions Club in the town square. Two men put up a star near the name of Howard Lott, lost in the Mediterranean. Men fix handy work around houses like: saw wood, fix bureau, wash windows, fix doors and paint landings. People of Springfield in a church pray for the young men and women in service.
USS Springfield return to Boston, Massachusetts. A ceremony in progress on board the ship. U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Means Johnston speaks at the ceremony. Mayor N.O. Howarth of Massachusetts is present. Johnston at a podium. A Lt. Governor Sargent speaks from the podium under 6" guns. The commanding officer receives a scroll from the Lt. Governor Sargent. Lt. Governor Sargent presents a folded flag to the C.O. A cameraman with his movie camera. Johnston introduces Mayor N.O. Howarth of Springfield, Illinois. The Mayor steps up to the podium and speaks. Mayor Howarth holds the key to the city. The key to the city is presented to the C.O. by Mayor Howarth. Crew stands at quarters during the ceremony. Officers and men during the ceremony. Mayor C.V. Ryan, Springfield, Massachusetts, steps up to the podium to give his remarks. Mayor Ryan speaks from the podium. The C.O. speaks to Mayor Howarth. Dignitaries stand at one side during the ceremony. A captain poses with the Mayors and other dignitaries. Craig Trefethen, SN, seated in a wheelchair. A sailor lost his legs when a mooring line snapped aboard Springfield in Naples. Craig Trefethen smiles for the camera. Johnston and visitors look at the Terrier missile. Missiles on a launcher in the foreground. The Terrier missile slides onto a launcher in the left foreground. The fantail of the ship, showing a UH-2A copter parked in the background.
Stands are crowded with spectators at University of Oklahoma's Owen Field, in Norman, Oklahoma, for a game between the Oklahoma "Sooners" and "the fighting Irish" of Notre Dame, on November 16, 1957. Although Oklahoma came into the game with a 47 game winning streak,they lose this game to Notre Dame, 7 to zero.
In the telling play, Quarterback Bob Williams (number 9) throws to back, Dick Lynch (number 25) , who runs around the right end, untouched, for the only touchdown in this upset game. (Stickles, of Notre Dame kicked the extra point to make it a 7-0 ballgame.)
Scene shifts to presentation of the Heisman trophy to halfback, John David Crow, of Texas A&M on December 11, 1957.
Sequence shifts again, to football fans watching Canada's Grey Cup Classic,on November 30th, 1957. They see a long Winnipeg pass intercepted by Hamilton player, Ray Bawel, who runs it back for a sure touchdown, when he suddenly falls, having been tripped by Winnipeg fan, David Humphrey, who was standing on the sideline. Bawel gets up angrily, and goes back toward Humphrey, but is restrained by officials. Another unusual 1957 game is shown in which the players contend with rain and mud that makes play practically impossible.
The 42nd National Automobile Show at the New York Coliseum, December 8-16, 1956. A sign above an escalator at the entrance reads 'National Automobile Show'. A model wearing a swimsuit seated on the hood of a 1957 Desoto convertible. Two women seated in a 1957 Chrysler 300C. Aerial view of the Buick exhibit, with the 1957 Buick Roadmaster Convertible prominently displayed. An executive version of the 1957 Cadillac features a typewriter in the back seat and a record player in the front dash. Auto executives gathered at a display featuring a row of steering wheels. President of Chrysler L. L Colbert hails the future in a statement..