President Eisenhower and Hagerty receive mixed reception in Far East.
Unissued / Unused material.
Title - 'Ike's journey. Dramatic events of Far East Trip'.
MS's of President Dwight Eisenhower speaking of his forthcoming trip to the Far East, and of the warnings he has received advising him to postpone the trip. He says that he has decided neither to cancel nor postpone the trip. LS President Eisenhower bidding farewell to officials, in the background can be seen his four grandchildren with their mother bidding them goodbye. Back view of Richard Nixon as he talks with Eisenhower. LS of Nixon, Eisenhower's four grandchildren, Mr Christian Herter, and the President. LS Eisenhower bidding his eldest grandson goodbye, Nixon in foreground. MS Eisenhower going up aircraft steps. LS Boeing 707 taking off.
Tokyo. Various shots of crowds at the airport in Tokyo awaiting Press Secretary James Hagerty's arrival, they are holding banners with conflicting messages - some say Welcome Hagerty and Welcome Ike and others say Stay Away Eisenhower. Various shots as Hagerty descends aircraft steps. MS as he reaches his car and it leaves airport. Travel shots of mobs of Japanese protesters running along side of road. MS mob round Hagerty's car with CU of Hagerty looking through car window. Various shots as Marine helicopter comes to rescue, he is bundled into it and it takes off for US Embassy. Ground to air shot of the helicopter in flight. Various shots massed demonstrations in progress outside US Embassy showing banners saying Don't Come Ike.
Anchorage, Alaska. Various shots of Eisenhower in open car through streets of Anchorage, Alaska. Various shots as Eisenhower inspects exhibits at an Alaskan wildlife exhibition in a log cabin museum together with son John and his wife Barbara. Various shots Eisenhower inspecting exhibits of stuffed animals. Various shots as President watches a native Inuit (Eskimo) dance being performed.
Cataloguer's note: American commentary.