• Short Summary

    AT THE WHITE HOUSE LAST NIGHT, PRESIDENT EISENHOWER PRESSED A BUTTON AND AN ELECTRIC MIRACLE TURNED ON A NEW HALF-MILLION DOLLAR LIGHTING SYSTEM ALONG ONE MILE OF STATE IN CHICAGO.

  • Description

    AT THE WHITE HOUSE LAST NIGHT, PRESIDENT EISENHOWER PRESSED A BUTTON AND AN ELECTRIC MIRACLE TURNED ON A NEW HALF-MILLION DOLLAR LIGHTING SYSTEM ALONG ONE MILE OF STATE IN CHICAGO.

    IT WAS A BIG EVENT IN CHICAGO. THERE WAS DANCING IN THE STREETS AND ONE-HUNDRED PERFORMERS TOOK PART IN A PAGEANT TELLING THE STORY OF LIGHT THROUGH THE AGES. THE NEW FLUORESCENT LAMPS ON STATE STREET ARE TURNED ON AND OFF BY RADIO CONTROLS. THEY'RE FOUR TIMES AS BRIGHT AS THE OLD LAMPS AND THEY SAY THE FIFTEEN FOOT CANDLE POWER IS JUST RIGHT FOR READING THE EVENING NEWSPAPERS. THE STATE STREET COUNCIL IS PROUDLY BOASTING THAT THIS IS NOW THE WORLD'S BRIGHTEST THOROUGHFARE -- PUTTING NEW YORK IN THE SHADE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA490B9HJ13EDQKH8YQU41CWRQ5
    Media URN:
    VLVA490B9HJ13EDQKH8YQU41CWRQ5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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