• Short Summary

    Delegates to the congress of the Universal Postal Union hold a Sports Day in Ottawa.?

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    MS Man handing out eggs and spoons to contestants
    5 1/2 ft


    Seq Race
    12 1/2 ft


    Winner of egg and spoon race
    15 ft


    LS Crowd under pavilion watching
    16 ft


    MCU Man piling womens shoes on ground in preparation for shoe race
    18 ft


    MLS Group of men walking up to starting line
    19 ft


    Seq Start of race; men run to get ladies shoes in pile, run back, give shoes to rightful owners and couples then race to finishing point
    28 1/2 ft


    Seq Serving of food, including corn-on-the-cob
    36 ft


    CU Delegate from Haiti munching corn
    38 ft


    CU Turnbull chomping on cob
    40 ft



    Initials


    SPORT: SPOSTAL

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Delegates to the congress of the Universal Postal Union hold a Sports Day in Ottawa. First on the agenda -- an egg, and spoon race. The congress is the biggest international gathering ever held in the Canadian capital. Ninety-six nations are represented, and the meetings are being held in the Parliament buildings -- the only place large enough.

    MAN PILING WOMEN'S SHOES ON GROUND
    "Find the ladies shoes". This race is won by a delegate from Switzerland -- where the Postal Union was created in Eighteen seventy-four. More than three hundred delegates are attending the six-week congress. It was opened by Prime Minister Diefenbaker. In a speech of welcome, he said that due to the Union's work, "mail knows no frontier".

    SERVING OF FOOD, INCLUDING CORN
    After the races -- refreshment. The congress -- the fourteenth of the UPU--is presided over by Canada's Deputy Postmaster-General, Walter Turnbull. Traditionally, the head of the host delegation is elected to this post. The last congress was held in Brussels five years ago.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA563FQZR1GPDSK4FYK34GN546Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA563FQZR1GPDSK4FYK34GN546Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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