A committee meeting during the 10th International Conference of American States (aka Pan-American Conference, or Decima Conferencia Interamicana) in Caracas, Venezuela, March, 1954. A delegate speaking from a podium. Other speakers seated behind at a long table. Views of delegates in the audience. Translators in booths behind main speakers table. Signs above translators booths indicate the channels for Spanish and English, reading, respectively: "Espanol-3," and "English-5." Attendees wear individual identification tags, and use headsets. Some remove their headsets when they are readily able to understand the speaker's language. Delegates applauding a speaker. View of some interior features of the meeting hall. A fully lit chandelier and curtained archway,behind speakers table, with banner reading 10th annual assembly, in Spanish and English. The center of the banner displays a circle enclosing image of North, Central, and South America. Elegant buildings along a beach road, with sand beach in foreground, and hills in the background. Exterior of the hotel in which the conference is being held. Broader view of committee meeting room in the hotel, with delegates seated. Stenographers writing notes at table below speakers. Scene shifts to a reception line in the hotel, at which delegates are greeted, individually, by a Venezuelan official (probably Dr. Aureliano Otanez,Venezuelan Minister for Foreign Relations). Scene shifts again to the meeting room where some delegates are seen closeup.
Venezuelan President Perez Jimenez dedicates new buildings in the nation's building program which includes housing projects and South America's largest, most modern hospital. Construction site shows finished buildings during building boom in Venezuela. President Perez and other VIPs at the ceremony. President inaugurates.
The Tenth Inter American Conference in Carasas, Venezuela. Guetamalan Foreign Minister Guillermo Toriello speaks into a microphone and warns against interference in internal affairs. People at the conference listen. U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles addresses the conference and urges to put a united front to prevent Red infiltration.
This Spanish language newsreel clip highlights Alex Carrasquel -- the first baseball player from Venezuela to play in the U.S. major leagues. He played in New York on July 4, 1939, the day before Venezuela's Independence Day. Title cards read: "Especially for Venezuela. The great pitcher Alejandro Carrasquel plays in New York on the eve of the Venezuelan patriotic day." Shot of Simon Bolivar statue in New York's Central Park with 'Simon Bolivar El Libertador' written under it. Huge crowd at Yankee Stadium in New York to watch July 4 doubleheader between New York Yankees and Carrasquel's team, the Washington Senators. (NOTE: This crowd was mainly there to see the Yankees honor Lou Gehrig, their Hall of Fame first baseman, who had just been diagnosed with ALS.) Carrasquel (#14) pitches to Yankees in second game, gives up run-scoring triple, tags out another runner trying to reach first base. Carrasquel speaks to crowd through microphones in ceremony at home plate. Shot of Venezuelan flag on pole outside a building (Venezuelan embassy?). Men and women gathered at a cafeteria. Sign in large white letters reads 'Venezuela.'
Division of Vietnam into North and South Vietnam as Indochina war ends up in Vietnam. Aerial view of cratered battle ground, with smoke rising, at Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam, in March, 1954. A French A-26 Invader aircraft flying above some clouds and pilot in cockpit using radio. French paratroops, dropping from C-47 aircraft, and landing, to reinforce troops dug in at Dien Bien Phu. French artillery firing and rounds exploding in the distance. French troops moving through brush, and carrying wounded back out. Citizens on streets of Hanoi, North Vietnam, scrounging for scraps to eat. An old woman hunkered down in a doorway. A mother with a young boy. French troops crossing a bridge as they surrender following the siege at Dien Bien Phu. North Vietnamese troops entering Hanoi. Delegates at the Geneva conference of 1954, in the Palais des Nations, including representatives of the Soviet Union, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and the People’s Republic of China, among others. Closeup of Soviet delegation, with Foreign Minister, Vyacheslav Molotov, second from left. View of the North Vietnamese delegation, and delegate Ta Quang Buu, Vice Minister of Defense of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), and Head of their Military Delegation, signing the accords. Closeup of one treaty page, with his signature, as Minister of Defense, and that of Henri, Deltiel, Brigadier General, who signed for the Commander in Chief of all French Forces in Indochina. OUtdoors. After the conference, Soviet Foreign Minister, Molotov shakes hands with Chou En-lai, Chinese Foreign Minister. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister,Andrei Gromyko, wearing a hat, is standing behind Molotov. A long line of refugees fleeing to the South, from North Vietnam. A 1954 map showing the division of North and South Vietnam at the 19th parallel. Mist settled among mountain tops. South Vietnamese people engaged in agricultural pursuits and building new dwellings. South Vietnamese placing ballots in boxes during elections. Brief glimpse of the glamorous Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu, defacto First Lady of South Vietnam, dressed in ao dai and wearing dark glasses, as she leaves a polling place. Farmers dressed in traditional conical hats (non la) working in grain fields, and reaping and carrying cut grain on poles in the South. Beautiful view of fishermen and boats silhouetted against sky, with tall limestone islands in background, at Ha Long Bay, North Vietnam (incorrectly implying it shows South Vietnamese in peaceful pursuits). South Vietnamese at work building structures with concrete blocks. A car with bullet holes in the windshield, draws attention on busy street in South Vietnam. Closeup of murdered man inside on floor of car. Scenes of vandalism at a house. Viet Minh guerillas moving through jungles and setting fires to straw roofed houses. Remains of a destroyed dwelling. Bodies of South Vietnamese killed, according to the narrator, by "Viet Cong pursuasion squads." A framed picture of Ho Chi Minh, over a North Vietnamese star flag.
Celebration of the 146th year of independence in Venezuela. President of Paraguay Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda arrives for the ceremony. Cameramen click photographs. He is greeted by President of Venezuela Marcos Evangelista Pérez Jiménez at an airport. Aerial view of Venezuela. The opening of the 'Avenue of Heroes', the biggest outdoor art display of all the Americas. Several men stand in formation and perform calisthenics in an Olympic stadium.