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Universal Newsreel Volume 31, Release 97, 12/04/1958

The original release sheet reads:MALIBU BLAZEAfter three days, Malibu's raging forest and brush fire is still not completely under control. With 29 homes destroyed, and 18,000 acres scorched, the swank Hollywood film colony here is menaced. Lew Ayres' $50,000 home is one of those gutted. 2,000 men battle the flames along a 42-mile front.CHICAGO SCHOOL DISASTER: One of the worst school fires in history! Scenes of the blazing Chicago Parochial School in which 87 children and 3 Nuns perished. Over 100, many severely burned lie in hospitals. A pall of grief blankets the city as firemen and police probe the disaster that shocked the nation.FRENCH ELECTIONS: France completes elections for the First National Assembly under Charles DeGaulle's new Constitution. The result is an overwhelming vote of confidence for DeGaulle- as all opposition is smashed.POPE JOHN XXIII receives Mohammed Reza Pahlevi, Shah of Persia, at the Vatican. A friendly meeting between the Muslim Chief of State and the Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.MIGHTY MITE: The Marines put the "Mighty Mite", their newest lightweight but rugged, jeep-type vehicle, through its paces at Quantico, Virginia. The 1700 pound car takes the roughest terrain with the greatest of ease.MARCH OF DIMESThree poster children meet in New York to launch the National Foundation's expanded 1959 Program - for "Victories Beyond Polio" - a war on the "3 Faces Of Crippling" - Polio, Arthritic disease - and birth injuries.RAILBIRDS BID BANGTAILS ADIEU: Sorrowful scenes at a New York race track, as the Northern racing season ends on a rainy, dank day. The trotters are practically awash in this farewell performance. But-there's a good turnout nonethelessCREATED BYMCA/Universal Pictures.FOR MORE INFORMATION
Length: 02:11


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