The U.S.Navy has completed its fourth annual good-will tour of African Ports, stretching the hand?
The U.S.Navy has completed its fourth annual good-will tour of African Ports, stretching the hand of the United States in friendship and help to the people of that continent.
The tour was completed at the port of Dar es Salaam in Tanganyika, when the dock loading ship U.S.S.Spiegel Grove stopped to deliver food, medical supplies and books for a local school.
The cruise of the Spiegel Grove was designed to support President John F.Kennedy's people-to-people program.
Since the inception of the tour in 1960, U.S.Navy ships have visited 40 ports in 24 countries, with millions of people in those countries making the first direct contact with the United States through its navy sailor citizens.
The highlight of the Spiegel Grove trip was the four-day stopover at Dar es Salaam, where seaman Kenneth O.Massick of Mansfield, Ohio, presented greetings from Mayor Charles Scott of Mansfield to Mayor Mfaume of its sister city of Dar es Salaam.
During the stopover, Spiegel Grove crewmen visited the citizens of Dar es Salaam.They, in turn, were invited to inspect the ship.
During the entire program, crew members of various ships in the program helped to rehabilitate hospitals, schools and community centers.