East Germany closes its borders completely. Refugees gather and board planes in hopes to get to West Germany. East German troops put up barbed wire and moats as a barrier at points where it was easy to access West Germany. People stand and watch the wall being built. WS of soldiers at the wall. In the second part of the newsreel, John F. Kennedy arrives in Puerto Rico with Jackie Kennedy. CU of the couple shaking hands on the tarmac.