Newsreel clip previewing Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees at spring training prior to 1951 baseball season. The defending National League champion Phillies trained that year in Clearwater Florida. Players pose under sign that reads "Home of the Fightin' Phlilies." Shot of team owner Robert Carpenter and manager Eddie Sawyer. Shots of pitchers Robin Roberts, Jim Konstanty and Bubba Church warming up. Hitters seen in batting cage include Willie Jones, Eddie Waitkus and Andy Seminick. Clip shifts to Yankees' spring training in Phoenix, Arizona, where team holds up numbers and letters reading "1950 Champs" to mark their victory over the Phillies in the World Series. Manager Casey Stengel puts on cowboy hat and strikes a funny pose for the camera. Yankee players also don the hats, including 1950 American League MVP Phil Rizzuto and soon-to-be 1951 MVP Yogi Berra. Stengel talks with group of six Yankee rookies, including future Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle at far right. Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio points bat at camera, smiles by batting cage.
Memorial day services aboard USS Arizona at the Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, United States, five months after Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. Flag at half mast. Arizona submerged in water, showing scars. Captain, Officers and people standing with bowed heads. U.S. Navy Admiral Francis Compton Denebrink standing aboard USS Arizona. Waves placing wreaths on deck of Arizona. They pose with the wreath. Bugler sounding taps, flag waving in the background. Arizona submerged in water, showing battle scars. USS Arizona in water, flag flying at half mast above wreckage.
Natural wealth of Arizona is shown. Canyon and desert with huge sonoran cactus in Arizona are seen. Mining operations with digger loading rail cars. Huge explosion from dynamite blasting in a mine. Men examine ancient petrified wood trees. Logging, timber, and lumber operations: Two workers operate a two man manual saw and cut a large Ponderosa Pine tree into sections. Dry desert area shown, and then contrasted with irrigated lands as men package harvested carrots. Oranges shown up close growing on citrus orange trees. Mountain peaks shown covered with snow. Two young boys in cowboy clothing sit on a fence and smile. Cowboys graze their cattle animals. Cowboy crosses a field on horseback silhouetted by a bright sunny sky background. City buildings and automobile traffic on the roads of an Arizona city contrasts with rural native American tribal life. An indian woman stands with a baby outside of a traditional hut build with mud and logs. An orange and silver colored (then) modern locomotive races toward the camera position and passes by showing various train cars. Reenanctor playing part dressed as a Spanish conquistador. Spanish mission San Jose de Tumacacori is shown -- a historical monument of Arizona. A man prospecting walks amid rocks with his burro. He picks up a rock and hits on it with a hammer or chisel. Camera shows a vulture flying ominously overhead with a bright blue sky behind. A rattlesnake slithers across the desert ground. Bones of a dead human lying on desert floor. Sign for Tombstone Arizona, and actors portray residents of Tombstone, talking on town streets and fighting cowboys in a pistol firefight. A cowboy (actor) falls, show under a covered wagon. Views of gate at Boothill Graveyard with tombstones. Cross bearing text "Alfred Cantrell. Shot 1881." Another says "Ernest Brodines. Murdered 1882." And a third "M.E. Kellogg. 1882. Died natural death." Next grave crosses are: "Holderman Brothers. Hanged" also "Dan Kelly - hanged" and others.
New 1951 Ford test car comes over the crest of a hill, being driven through deep mud, in deep water, and over cobble stones, on the Ford Dearborn Michigan test track. View of test driver at the wheel. Test car hits hard bumps. View of Ford's 'Automatic Ride Control' suspension on test track and in the Ford laboratory. View of suspension attached to drive train in laboratory with view of suspension spring. 1951 Ford being tested over desert road in Southwest United States. New 1951 Ford convertible in showroom.
Commercial advertisement for the new 1951 Ford Sedan automobile. Setting is a suburban neighborhood post-war. Woman leaves a house with her children. They all get into their 1951 Ford Custom Fordor sedan automobile. The children bounce on the car seat. View of Ford car seat springs tested by an automatic machine at Dearborn test facility. A car door hooked up to motor which continuously slams and opens the door. Car on the Dearborn Michigan test track, replica of Independence Hall in the background. Test car goes over steep hill, and cobble stones. The 1951 Ford is then seen in the Southwest United States, on a mountain road and a desert road. Label on side of car reads, 'Ford Test Car' View of speedometer. The new car arrives at an amusement park. Children get out of the car and run towards a merry-go-round. Ford emblem on front of car. Narrator stating "You can pay more, but you can't buy better."
Officers talk during demonstration of seat ejector in Chandler, Arizona. An airman sits on seat and it goes up on a tower, catapulted by a shell.