United States Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon in Arlington County,Virginia. Joint Chiefs of Staff: Major General of the United States Army James Lawton Collins, Admiral of the United States Navy Louis Emil Denfeld, General of the United States Army Omar Nelson Bradley and United States Senator Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg seated at a desk at the Pentagon during a meeting. Admiral Denfeld talks to General Bradley.
A football match is played between Texas and Georgia at orange bowl. Texas, also called Longhorns win over Georgia by 41-28. 61000 people turn up to see the match.
People watch ski jumpers in Snoqualmie Pass. Ski jumpers slide in a lane, rise in air and fall ahead. The mountains all around covered with snow. Trees on sides and in background.
Eagle Scouts from the 12 regions of the Boy Scouts of America visit the Pentagon building in Arlington Virginia during Boy Scout Week 1949 (celebrating the 39th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America). The group of Boy Scouts on the steps of the Pentagon building. The Boy Scouts look around at the building and surroundings. The scouts walk up the stairs and enter the Pentagon building. U.S. Secretary of Defense James Forrestal seated in his office. The Defense Secretary meets with the scouts and talks to them. He shakes hands with various Boy Scouts. The 12 scouts in the group are: Alan Fritts of Troop 11 in Mankato, Minnesota; Andrew L. Clement, senior patrol leader of Troop 2 in Raleigh, North Carolina; George Barron of Troop 17 in Franklin, Virginia; Daniel Abbott of Senior Outfit 16, in Newtonville, Massachusetts; James Roswurm of Troop 31 in Huron, Ohio; Charles S. Wilson of Troop 3, in Bristol Tennessee; H. Cumings Johnson of Senior Outfit 230 in Traverse City, Michigan; Joseph L. Cox of Troop 98 in Trenton, Missouri; Howard M. Williams of Explorer Post 345 in Houston, Texas; James C. Vincent of Sea Scout Ship 232 in Brookings, Oregon; James E. Gill of Air Scout Squadron 234 in Berkeley, California; L. Drury Cathers of Troop 22 in Gouverneur, New York.
United States Senator Brien McMahon, chairman of the Joint Commission on Atomic Energy, addressing the nation in the United States. Senator McMahon standing at the microphones speaks about the first atomic bomb test conducted by Soviet Russia (called RDS-1, First Lightning, or Joe 1) on August 29, 1949. The Senator talks about the President's announcement that the Soviet Union has exploded its first atomic bomb. He speaks about the atomic energy project and the necessity for U.S. President Truman to talk to the Russians. He says that the whole world has to be alerted about the atomic bomb explosion and interference of the United Nations is necessary in the matter.
Newsreel clip begins with views inside and outside the Polo Grounds, the home stadium of baseball's New York Giants. Fans leave through the center field gates at the end of a game. Baseball commissioner Happy Chandler smiles and poses for the camera at his desk. Giants manager Leo Durocher, wearing 1940s-style street clothes, disembarks from a plane with other members of the team. Reporter shouts "Leo!" at him and photographer asks him to wave, to no response. At Polo Grounds, Giant players and coaches walk down the staircase from the center field clubhouse to the field. Durocher says a few words to reporters. Durocher walks across the field and into the Giants' dugout. (Note: Silent except for moment of wild sound when reporter calls out to Durocher)