Pull-together of stories about American public figures (military and political) in the news.
America: San Francisco, Washington DC, New York. This is a Warner Pathe newsreel story with an American commentary.
General Mark Clark, United Nations Commander in Korea visit San Francisco. S.C.U. Mark Clark going aboard the British warship "Sheffield." M.S. Mark Clark shakes hands with Capt. G.B.H. Fawkes and Admiral Tennant. M.S. Mark Clark inspecting lines of marines. S.C.U. Mark Clark and Captain Fawkes.
John L. Lewis, American Miners' Leader in Washington. C.U. Lewis shaking hands with Horace Ainscough, retired coal miner from Wyoming, after presenting him with the first pension cheque. S.C.U. Lewis & Ainscough shaking hands. S.C.U. They turn and face camera.
President Truman meets representatives of the National Citizens Committee for United Nations Day in Washington. C.U. President Truman & U.N. Citizen looking at plans. Mr George Marshall, American Secretary of State speaks to representatives of 50 similar national groups in Washington. C.U. Sec. Marshall speaking. M.S. Representatives.
Thomas E. Dewey, Governor of New York in Hudson, New York dedicates new neighbourhood recreational facilities. M.S. Thomas E Dewey talking to people. M.S. Dewey down in between people pan. L.S. Elev. sandy beach with children playing. C.U. Dewey.
General Hoyt Vandenberg, Chief of Staff, Air Force and Stuart W. Symington, Air Force Secretary. M.S. in front of microphone. MS They shake hands.
Milton Van Nolan, American pole squatter in San Francisco has his draft papers delivered to him on top of a pole by the San Francisco Fire Department while going for a record. M.S. Man up pole with fire escape in foreground. M.S. Elev. fireman standing beside ladder. L.S. Elev. Milton Van Nolan on top of pole. C.U. Pan of pole, to Nolan on top. C.U. Man looking up. S.C.U. & L.S. Man and fireman at top of ladder talking to Nolan.
Cataloguers Note: Spelling Variations - Vandenburg or Vandenberg