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West Point Graduation 1947 Newsreel

(1) "West Point NY: Colorful scenes of graduation exercises for 310 new 'Shavetails,' and full-dress review by the entire Cadet corps. Gen. Eisenhower and other celebrities take part in the commencement program. Grid stalwarts Davis and Blanchard receive degrees." (2) Caterpillar Landing Gear - "Wright Field, Ohio: Tractor-type landing gear, developed by the Army for quick air transport to unpaved fields, is tested. A light bomber, equipped with the endless-belt gear, takes off and lands safely." (3) 37 Dead in Tornado - "Arkansas: Nature's latest rampage takes a toll in human life and property, Scores are dead following the twister which swpt through a wide area, and the damage to homes and farms runs into the millions." (4) WWII Balloon Sites Found - "Japan: A war-time terror device is trailed to its secret lair in Japan. The balloon-launching sites, from whence were sent the bomb-ladent balloons over Canada and the U.S., are inspected by Army investigators." (5) Hand-Painted Swim Suits - "Miami Beach: Artist Jimmy Rosen enjoys his job during a display of the latest bathing suit creations. It's his task (?) to paint flowers and fish on the suits, with the pretty wearer inside. Not bad, eh?" (6) Rodeo in Manhattan - "New York: At Yankee Stadium, baseball takes a back seat and the circus stars and rodeo riders hit a home-run with the fans. Ken Maynard and his troupe of bronco busters and thrill stars put on a bang-up jamboree." scenes of rodeo, man who hangs himself (partial newsreel)
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