General Eisenhower at Columbia University in the United States of America.
Eisenhower takes over. Columbia University in the United States of America.
C/U President Dwight D. Eisenhower standing in front of University. L/S of Ike walking up steps of university and being greeted. C/U poster of 'Eisenhower for President'. M/S Interior of Ike taking oath with Truman and General Omar Bradley. L/S of Eisenhower shaking hands with Bradley. C/U Bradley. L/S of Truman shaking hands with Bradley. L/S of Eisenhower seated at desk. C/U Ike. Question being asked: "Do you think Russia wants war with the United States ?"
C/U Ike speaking: "There is no great nation in the world today that deliberately would provoke a global war. A vast and productive industry is necessary to a nation with mountains and quantities of supplies built up before it would attempt any such venture. Economies in all nations except our own, and we know we don't want war, are far too broken and debilitated by World War II to believe that they would deliberately start a war now."