01 heat wave in United States of withered cauliflower on field. Blowing up the fields with water. Desiccated potatoes. Dusty Earth. Move over Beach New York. Lovely beach. Traffic on roads. Giant parking lot. Children crowded water playground. Horse before cart is hosed. Elephant in the water, girls riding on ice blocks.
(43 m) 02 news from Germany a. Hannover: agricultural show pumps, agricultural machines, tractors. Planting machine. Competition of the tractor operator/driver. Driving skill and speed.
(33 m) b. Rhine: debris clearing dredger on the river Rhine. Workers are allowed in Diving Bell on the bottom of the Rhine. Clearance of debris pieces and explosives. Telephone connection upwards.
(33 m) c. painted toes of elephant circus belli boy. Boy dressed as a clown. Boy and girl at acrobatics on horseback. Girl on the Trapeze. Children as a spectator. Boy elephant trainer and pony.
(29 m) 03 pictures from all over the world a. United States: high-voltage laboratory sparks flying. Electrical discharge. Transformers generate high voltage. Control Panel. Electric discharges.
(22 m) b. Sahara: cotton mill factory with workers. Cotton fabrication. Machines. Settlement around factory in desert.
(17 m) c. Prague: canoe racing canoes on the river whitewater. Boat capsizes. Driver falls off boat. Rest pause and strengthening for the participants.
(20 m) 04 United States: 150 million people are counted men sit at tables in the Statistical Office. Plan for counting. Punch cards. Counter go from House to House and fill out questionnaires.
(46 m) 05 England: the champions of Wimbledon spectators, screen, clapping. Final men's single: Schröder, United States, plays against Drobny, Czechoslovakia. Both players, great. Queen Mother Mary among the spectators, half close, and Prime Minister Attlee, half-close. Game. Schröder WINS in five sets. Go to the net and handshake. The Marina in the Duchess of Kent presented the Cup to Schröder. Schröder with Cup, half-close. Final women's double: Luise Brough and Margaret Osborne play Gertrude Moran and Patricia Topp, all United States. The players next to each other, half-close. Game. Win Brough/Osborne. Handshake at the net. Duchess of Kent handed Cup.
01 heat wave in the United States record heat in the United States. Since 1870, the Eastern States have experienced not so hot and dry summer.
Agriculture tried everything to save at least a portion of the harvest. Improvised irrigation methods are tried. The crop failure in the affected areas is estimated to now to 100 million dollars. In places, the floor is transformed to 1 1/2 metres in dust. Million acres of land are taken seriously by heat and drought. Millions of people to the water stream from the breeding tanks of the cities. The beach at New York resembles a teeming pile of insect. A continuous stream of cars goes on the road to the Ocean coast. In all ways, you flee to cooler places. Even the animals moan from heat. The thermometer Get up 38 degrees. And every day the newspapers report: "No rain - no refrigeration in sight". The Summit of Bliss is here to be laid - on ice.
02. streiflichter from Germany: a. Agricultural machinery, Hannover-the largest exhibition of machines after the war. At the agricultural show in Hannover, Germany, about 600 companies showed approximately 4,000 different machines and equipment for agriculture. The exhibition area of 60,000 square meters gave an impressive picture of the All the time increasing proficiency of the agricultural industry.
Planting machines at work.
The screening of machines improved and entirely novel to the Tel attracted greatest interest especially among foreign visitors. Foreign orders were completed by $32 million. A unique attraction of the exhibition was the contest of the tractor operator/driver.
(b). With camera on the floor of the Rhine with the newsreel camera on the bottom of the Rhine, several metres below the water level a severe and life-threatening work takes place here every day. Bridge debris and wreckage from the last months of the war must be eliminated. They are threatening obstacles for the navigation of the Rhine. The workers at the bottom of the riverbed will be lowered in a Diving Bell. The Bell is filled with compressed air to prevent penetration of water into the bottom open housing. In a sheath, the body is accustomed only to the high air pressure.
And then it goes into depth.
This is the bottom of the Rhine.
The iron Bell maneuvered until a piece of rubble inside rises in inspirational flow. With welding torches, the debris are divided and pulled up to the mother ship. The temperature in the Bell increase it up to 60 degrees. But the work goes on all the time.
A dangerous and adventurous profession.
c. of children's circus small, but packs a punch! The youngest of the circus belli appeared for the first time in the ring. The children deny a whole programme and to organise the first circus of the world. Also illustrious names belong to the real Circus: Claus Ricardo and Ria Roberti - artistry on two horses.
And RIA alone - the trapeze artist of tomorrow.
Irene with the flexible body of the snake.
And now: a refined dressage Act of the 9jährigen Pack of belli.
There was enthusiastic applause and happy children within and beyond the ring.
03. images from all over the world: a. lightning in the laboratory in a high voltage laboratory in the United States be made experiments with the strongest artificial discharges.
Two giant generators supply the electricity.
Voltages up to 15 million volts are achieved. As a result, high voltages, such as those of lightning, will be investigated.
An engineer on a mobile crane checked the three moving electrodes.
And then the electrical arcs begin their dance of hell and infernal noise over a width of five meters.
b. cotton factory in the Sahara a great city grew up middle. Already during the war a huge cotton mill was established here.
In day and night work, about 90 million meters produced cotton a year.
A modern settlement developed around this factory. And now here 45,000 workers living with their wives and children.
A modern metropolis - in the middle of the desert.
c. you saw an exciting canoe regatta Canoe race on the Vltava River on the Vltava River. From the launch site in southern of Czechoslovakia, it was 160 kilometers on the river swollen by the summer rain to Prague.
The first part of the route is particularly difficult. Because time and again are to overcome dangerous rapids.
Halfway, a buff-break is inserted for all participants.
160 kilometres of dangerous and sometimes ride. And took only 13 hours the winner.
04. United States: 150 million people will be counted every 10 years determined the population of the United States, their economic and social breakdown through a census. 150,000 counters are from April 1, 1950 visit every village and every home in the United States and obtain their information. From the Canadian border until after Mexico, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the changes in the population structure of the United States will be determined. The aggregated statistics are then To give the Government valuable advice and information. The economic and social position of the population will be as clear. So far there are 16 of these censuses in the history of the United States. You show the growth of the United States in the last 160 years; from a sparsely populated land in 1790 132 million in the year 1940 were extrapolating now with a total of about 150 million. A huge organizational machine is necessary for a statistical survey as accurate and comprehensive.
How much people live in America? The 17th population census will find it in the history of the United States.
05. England: The champions of Wimbledon Wimbledon experienced a brilliant final of this year's tournament time with the playoffs. Schröder, United States, Drobny, Czechoslovakia under contest the men's individual - the prominent guests: members of the Royal family and Prime Minister Attlee.
Schröder, being considered only as a favorite, but had it over his left-handed opponent Very much difficult. The first set is 6: 3 at Drobny. Schröder wins the next two sets, but the fight is still completely open. Drobný plays with all lists and finesse and win the fourth set. Everyone has now two sets. And both know what it's about: winning Wimbledon is the highest triumph of tennis. In the decisive fifth set, Schröder has the better nerves. Ice cold smashes and he placed the ball to ball and finally defeat Drobný 3-6, 6-0, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
The Duchess of Kent handed over the hard-won trophy the Wimbledon champion in 1949. The final in the women's doubles is a purely American affair. Louise Brough and Margaret Osborn-DuPont against Gertrude Moran, and Patricia Todd.
Miss Moran was beauty and originality to the unofficial Center of the tournament. Their fashion extravaganzas were a sensation for themselves.
A fast, hard game. Gussie Moran and her partner make it hard to create the favourite pair of Brough-DuPont.
And here the last ball of the game.
Louise Brough, the winner in the women's singles, and her partner Margaret Osborn-DuPont have won.
01. Heat Wave in the USA
Record heat in USA. Since the year 1870 the Eastern States have not had such a hot and dry summer. Agriculture tries everything to save at least part of the harvest. An improvised watering system is being tried out. The harvest loss in the stricken districts was so far estimated at 100 million dollars. Here and there the ground has turned into sand one and a half meters deep. Millions of people come from the cities to the sea-side. New York's beach looks like an insect-swarm. An uninterrupted stream of cars leads down the roads to the ocean. Even the animals groan in this heat. The thermometer shows 38 points Celsius. The daily report of the newspapers reads: "No rain - no coolness to be expected!" To be put on ice is the height of happiness.
02. News Flashes from Germany:
a. Agricultural Machines, Hannover
The most important machine fair since the war. At the Agriculture Fair in Hannover about 600 firms demonstrated some 4000 different machines and instruments for agriculture. The fair grounds cover 60.000 sqm, and gave an impressive view of the still-rising standard of agricultural industry. Automatic planting machines at work. The performance of new machines caused greatest interest with the foreign visitors. Orders for 32 million Dollars from foreign firms were booked. A big thrill was the competition of tractor drivers.
b. With a Camera on the Bed of the Rhine River
With a newsreel camera on the bed of the Rhine River. Several meters underneath the surface of the water heavy and dangerous work is being done every day. Ruins of bridges and shipwrecks from the last months of the war have to be removed. They are dangerous handicaps for the Rhine ships. Laborers go down to the ground in a diving-bell. The bell is being filled with air in order to keep the water out of the open places of the bell. First the human body is being accustomed in a sluice to the high pressure. Then it goes down. This is the bed of the Rhine. The divingbell works against the pull of the current. The ruins are being pulled up to the ship. The temperature in the diving-bell rises to 60 degrees Celsius. But the work is carried on. A dangerous and adventurous profession.
c. Children Circus
Small, but oho! The youngsters from the Circus Belli perform for the first time. These children worked out a whole program, they have the world's first children's circus. These glittering names belong to a real circus: Claus Ricardo and Ria Roberti - artists on two horses. Then Ria alone - a trapeze-artist of to-morrow. Irene with the snakelike body. And now: a fine thrill by the 9 year old Rudel Belli. There was enthusiastic applause and happy kids in the audience and in the ring.
03. News Flashes from Everywhere:
a. Lightning in the Laboratory
At a high-tension station in America experiments are being made with tremendous artifical explosions. Two huge generators supply the current. Voltages up to 15 millions are being produced, by which tensions like those of lightning can be examined. An engineer on a portable crane checks the three movable electrodes. Then the electricity starts its hell-dance and noise.
b. Cotton Factory
A large city has grown in the midst of the Sahara. A big cotton spinning-mill was established here during the war. In day- and night-shifts 90 million meters of cotton are being produced per year. A modern community was built araound this factory. 45.000 laborers live here with their wives and children. A modern big city in the middle of the desert.
c. Canoe Race on the Moldau River
There was a thrilling canoe race on the Moldau. From the start in the South of Czechoslovakia it went down 160 kilometers to Prague. The first part of the race was extremely difficult. Halfway there was an intermission for all competitors. 160 kilometers of a dangerous and trying trip. The winner reached the goal in 13 hours.
04. USA: 150 Million People Are Being Counted
Every ten years the exact number of America's population and the economic and social structure is tabulated. 150.000 census-takers will visit every place and every home in the United States beginning with the 1st of April 1950. From the Canadian border down to Mexico, from the Atlantic to the Pacific every change of population will be recorded. All these statistics will give the government valuable information. To day 16 censuses have been taken in the USA. They show the growth of the United States during the last 160 years. Since 1790 when there were only a few people, the population of the USA went up to 132 millions. This time a total of 150 million people is estimated. How many people live in America? The 17th census in the history of the USA will prove it.
Champions at Wimbledon
Schroeder, USA and Drobny, Czechoslovakia, were the last two champions to fight for victory at Wimbledon. Among the guests were members of the Royal family and Prime Minister Attlee. Schroeder was the favorite, although he had a hard time with his lefthanded opponent. The first set went to Drobny 6:3. Schroeder wins the two next sets but the match is still completely open. Drobny plays with finesse and wins the fourth set. Each player has now won two sets. Both know why they fight: for victory at Wimbledon - the greatest triumph in tennis. Schroeder has the better nerves in this critical fifth set. He places every ball and wins 3:6, 6:0, 6:4, 4:6, 6:4. The Duchess of Kent presents the cup to the 1949 Champion of Wimbledon. The final of the Ladies' Doubles was a hundred percent American affair. Louise Brough and Margaret Osborn-Dupont against Gertrude Moran and Patricia Todd. Miss Moran was the center of interest because of her beauty and originality. A rapid and tough game. Here is the last ball. Louise Brough, winner of the ladies' singles, and her partner Margaret Osborn-Dupont have won.
Persons in the Film
Brough, Louise ; Attlee, Clement ; Marina von Kent ; Mary von England ; Drobny, Jaroslav ; Moran, Gussie ; Osborn, Margaret ; Schröder, Ted ; Todd, Patricia
Wimbledon ; Prague ; Hanover ; United States ; Sahara ; St. Louis ; Rhine ; Hamburg ; London
Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Electricity ; Industry ; Disasters ; Children ; Leisure, recreation ; Paddle ; Plants ; Spoprt-Ehrungen ; sports audience, sports spectator ; Cities ; Statistics ; Diving, diver ; Tennis ; Animals (except dogs) ; Water ; water emergency ; Competitions ; Agriculture ; artist children ; Construction ; Exhibitions ; Industrial ; Agriculture ; Sports honors ; aftermath of war
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