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    Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.: Shot of barbed wire fence. Military guard on duty at atom bomb plant. CU sign saying "Prohibited Zone do not enter - Area Patrolled Military Police" SCU another prohibited area sign pan to road. GV of gaseous diffusion plant operated by Carbide and Carbon Chemical Crop. LV of the electro-magnetic plant operated by the Tenn. Eastman Corp. LV of the Clinton Lab. Elev shot people walking to camera. CU people past. SFV same. SV part of the town. listing street sign as Broadway and Jackson St. People walking past Super Market. Shot of residential location in town. SV one particular home-people on lawn. GV of citizens of Oak Ridge outside voting booths as the exercise their privilege recently won to vote. SV same. CU sign "Republican Primary" CU sign "Democratic Primary" Int. shot man registering. People voting. Ext. V Clinton plant. Elev. shot cars with press on them pulling up at gate. Angle shot sign reading "Don't forget your meter" Angle shot sign reading "Visitors obtain meters here before entering" SV guards taking meters from table. CU number of meters on table. Guard hands meters to occupants of car. Shot thru barbed wire fence of car continuing on way. Shot of door of drying ovens wherein are located flasks of dried calcium nitrate. CU of flasks. CU of man in the hot Laboratory pouring material into calcium nitrate pellet preparatory to separation process of radio active carbon 14. SV man working with same on hand machine. CU instrument. Shot of men inserting material into wall compartment of furnace in the hot laboratory CU Geiger counter being operated at furnace door. GV int. hot laboratory as substance is removed by means of a long hook. CU same being placed in can. SV man wearing gloves putting cover on can. Shot of man pushing highly radio active can past the operating wall. CU same legend on label reads "Danger - do not operate" Shot of man guiding radio active can into open cell of bank 1. CU same. Man shuts bank door. Shot of two operators at wall manipul
    ating telescopes. CU man at telescope in wall. High elev. shot process. LV side man - the process having been completed - removing the final product in a bottle by means of a long, hooked pole for protection against radiation. CU same. Shot of man putting cover on shield by means of a long pole. CU putting on final cover. Shot in dispensary of man with long hooked pole lifting bottle of liquid onto a dispensing device. CU same. CU of product dripping out of a measuring pippette and filling a small bottle. Shot of chemist lifting small bottle on hooked pole. CU as it is placed into shipping bottle and box. Shot in the analytical laboratory of a sample being tested in a G.M. counter. CU man assaying white capsule for quantity and radio chemical purity. CU footage machine and stop watch. SV man placing white capsule on an analytical scale. SCU same being weighed. CU same. Shot of supervising chemist and two health physicists being tested for safe shooting. CU same. GV same as physicists give OK and safe opening instructions and safety tools are dropped in the box and closed , box is wheeled away. Int. shot of Dr. Prescott Sandridge, Asst. Exec. Director Clinton Lab., - Dr, I.P. Wigener, Clinton Lab., Research Director, Dr Edmond Vincent Cowdry, Barnard Hospital Director and col. E.E. Kirkpatrick, Oak Ridge Deputy Director at ceremony of sale of first (?) radio active istoscope sold at Oak Ridge. Shot of employees watching. Shot of Dr. Cowdry accepting box containing carbon 14 unit from Dr. Wigener - watching. SV Dr. Cowdry opening box containing istoscope. - replaces container on table, removes cap and draws out small bottle by an attached jeweller's chain. SCU reporters watching. Extreme CU of Dr. Cowdry's hands as he turns small bottle - sealed - containing very small quantity of white powder around in his fingers. GV Oak Ridge plant. GV same.


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