Will Rogers and Wiley Post pose for pictures taken just before boarding Post's self-modified float plane that crashed en route to Point Barrow, Alaska, killing both Rogers and Post. The floatplane takes off from water. Map shows route: Juneau to Dawson, Fairbanks, Alaska; to Anchorage, Alaska and then back to Fairbanks. The words, "Point Barrow" animate on map - line running to Point Barrow, where the plane crashed after an engine failure, while taking off from a lagoon just outside of Point Barrow. Aerial views of the Arctic areas.
Blind Senator Thomas D. Schall of Minnesota fires a revolver at a target in Berwyn Heights, Maryland. He is guided by the sound of a wand tapped on the bulls-eye by his youngest son Richard. (Note: This newsreel was released December 23, 1935. Senator Schall was killed by a hit and run driver on December 19, 1935 while he was walking across the Baltimore-Washington Parkway within days of this footage being shot, earlier in December 1935 ).
The U.S. Army Air Corps Alaska expedition flight of 1934. YB-10 aircraft of the Alaska Flight are parked at an airport in Fairbanks, Alaska. Hangars are seen in background. One of the aircraft is starting its right engine. Camera pans the grass field where YB-10 are parked (and a dog stands in the center of the field). The Pan American Airways logo is painted on front of a hangar and "Pacific Alaska Airways" below it. A wind sock is atop the hangar. Scene shifts to Lieutenant Colonel Henry "Hap" Arnold, standing with his aviators in front of a YB-10 airplane. He is receiving a large symbolic "Key to the City," from Fairbanks Mayor, Ernest B. Collins. They shake hands, and Mayor Collins takes his hat off to Colonel Arnold and his fliers. Arnold and Collins pose for a closeup. Camera pans across the Alaska Flight airplanes parked on the field
Ford promotional film. Man talks about the progress made by Ford in 1934. Views of Ford's Administration Building in United States. Henry Ford in conference with two other men. Reporter talks over prospects for 1935. Henry Ford says, "As far as we're concerned, the Depression is over....we'll build a million cars next year." Interviewer says, "Well that will do a lot to pull the country out of the Depression." Ford answers, "Well maybe we'll do better." Newspaper plant with newspaper printing presses rolling new edition. Views of several processes in printing newspaper. Headlines reads, 'Ford Will Build Million Cars in 1935', 'End of Depression seen in Ford Plant'.
United States Senator Nye in Washington DC. U.S. Senator Nye denounces war. As the Chairman of the Munitions Investigating Committee he declares commercial interests want another large European war to serve their greedy interests . He states his belief that adequate neutrality legislation will keep the country at peace. The Neutrality Act of 1935 was signed on August 31, 1935.
Assembly line workers in the Ford River Rouge plant attach Ford car body to car chassis. Henry Ford and his son, Edsel Ford, examine a Ford Model 18, with a V8 engine. Next scene is outdoors, with Edsel Ford seated behind the wheel of the one millionth Ford V8 car, a Deluxe Fordor sedan, which rolled off the line on June 20, 1934. Henry Ford and another company official stand beside the sedan. Next scene shows the two millionth 8 cylinder Ford car driving on the road. Prominent Lettering painted on the car identifies it as the 2 millionth Ford V8, a 1935 model 48 sedan. A line of several more 1935 model 48 sedans follow on the road behind it. Final scene shows Edsel Ford and Henry Ford in a 1936 Ford Deluxe Sedan as it is coming off of the final assembly line.