• Short Summary

    FOLLOWING HIS "PEACE RACE" SPEECH TO THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, PRESIDENT KENNEDY -- AT THE CARLYLE HOTEL, NEW YORK, SEPT 25 -- SIGNED THE BILL CREATING A DISARMAMENT AGENCY WHICH HE CALLED THE SYMBOL OF U.

  • Description

    FOLLOWING HIS "PEACE RACE" SPEECH TO THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, PRESIDENT KENNEDY -- AT THE CARLYLE HOTEL, NEW YORK, SEPT 25 -- SIGNED THE BILL CREATING A DISARMAMENT AGENCY WHICH HE CALLED THE SYMBOL OF U.S. DESIRES TO DISARM MANKIND OF THE WEAPONS OF WAR. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME HE HAD SIGNED A BILL OUTSIDE WASHINGTON.

    THE RESOLUTION TO SET UP AN ARMS CONTROL AND DISARMAMENT AGENCY WAS PASSED BY CONGRESS SEPT 22. ITS PURPOSE IS TO FURTHER A DISARMAMENT PROGRAMME WHICH THE UNITED STATES WOULD PLACE BEFORE THE WORLD TO OFFSET THE THREAT OF FUTURE WAR. IT IS DESIGNED TO KEEP ABREAST OF ALL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE COMPLEX FIELD OF GENERAL DISARMAMENT, WITH AN EYE TOWARDS ANY POSSIBLE METHOD TO ELIMINATE ARMS AS INSTRUMENTS OF NATIONAL POLICY.

    PRESIDENT KENNEDY NAMED 64-YEAR OLD MR. WILLIAM FOSTER AS HEAD OF THE NEW AGENCY. MR. FOSTER IS BOARD CHAIRMAN AND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES NUCLEAR CORPORATION, AN ORGANIZATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PEACEFUL USES OF ATOMIC ENERGY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD1RHV28FYLID05UGXHO3NFGAX
    Media URN:
    VLVAD1RHV28FYLID05UGXHO3NFGAX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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