Various shots of three separate stories: Truman awarding scientists / Bernadotte (UN mediator) arrives in Paris en route to Palestine / Eisenhower awards Drew Pearson "Father of the Year"
Washington DC, United States of America (USA).
MS President Harry Truman of the USA (United States of America) with two scientists, Dr. Vannevar Bush and James B.Conant. Superimposed title under this scene reads: "TRUMAN , CONANT & BUSH". CU. Truman pinning the Legion of Merit onto Bush and turns and adjusts award on Conant. (Awards are for their work in atomic research and development).
MS and CU COUNT FOLKE BERNADOTTE (53-year-old nephew of the Swedish King) United Nations (UN) mediator in Paris, en route for Palestine. He alights from plane in Paris and is met by officials. Superimposed title under this scene reads: "SWEDEN'S BERNADOTTE". MS He walks across airfield with wife and others. MS A photographer being pushed along by a colleague on a moving trolley as he takes photographs of Bernadotte.
New York City, United States of America (USA).
MS General Dwight D. Eisenhower standing before microphone at the award. Superimposed title under this scene reads: "EISENHOWER & PEARSON". CU. A poster of Drew Pearson, the "Father of the Year". Text reads: "Father's Day 20 June". CU. Eisenhower congratulating Drew Pearson, columnist-commentator and originator of the "Friendship Food Train". Pearson speaks. "Thank you General Eisenhower. It is a very great honour and privilege to receive this award, and especially from the hands of one who was National Father himself so recently. And who I hope, next year, in the words of the Kaw Indians (phonetic spelling) from your state of Kansas, talk of Little White Father and Big White House." (Nat. sound). CU. Eisenhower giving wry smile.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork, reads: 31/5/48. All shots mute except wbere indicated.