Four men set sail in a small boat from San Pedro today for Eniwetok, where they hope their presence may dissuade the Government from setting off nuclear explosions.
G.V. Showing the ship "Golden Rule" in dockside.
S.V.Pan From name "Golden Rule" to two of the crew talking with pressmen.
Top G.V. People looking at boat.
Front V. The four men, camera moves in to George Willoughby, S.O.F. start........"Four of us are speaking now and against the actions of our Government"ends ....... "Others will also act according to their own conscience and their own heart".....
L.V. The Golden Rule leaving harbour.
G.V. Crowd on pier.
G.V. Golden Rule leaving harbour.
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Background: Four men set sail in a small boat from San Pedro today for Eniwetok, where they hope their presence may dissuade the Government from setting off nuclear explosions.
Their boat, The Golden Rule, a thirty-foot ketch sailed soon after noon, but she had not got far before the engine broke down. The crew hoisted sail and cleared the breakwater.
The four men, with Albert S.Bigelow of Cos Cob, Connecticut, as skipper, hope to make Honolulu within three weeks and then sail on into the central Pacific. The nuclear tests are due to start in April.
The crew comprises Willington Huntington, of New York, an architect; George Willoughby, New Jersey, executive secretary of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors; and David Gale, from Pennsylvania.
The crew made a statement to our reported before sailing.....