Rocket glider pilot drops from hot air balloon in Aurora, Illinois. Pilot William G. Swan with a rocket propelled glider and balloon in a field. People gather to watch the flight. The balloon ascends, carrying the pilot and his glider aloft. At a considerable height, the pilot lights rockets on the glider, releases from the balloon, and glides back to earth. The remnants of the balloon narrowly miss the glider as it lands. Pilot Bill Swan is interviewed after successful flight.
Greentree wins polo title playing against Aurora, Westbury village, New York. Game in progress. Riders drive ball in opposite team's goal. Crowd in a stand. Polo player Jock Whitney of Greentree holds the trophy after winning over Aurora by 7-6 score.
Firemen work to extinguish a fire at the Woolworth 5 & 10 store located at 19-21 Broadway Street in Aurora Illinois. Views of fire fighters spraying water through large hoses and working to bring the blaze under control. Body of a fireman killed in the blaze is covered. The firemen among the debris beside the wrecked building. The front wall of the blazing building collapsed killing three firemen.
Newsreel clip on game 3 of the 1935 World Series at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Famed baseball announcer Graham McNamee seen sitting at microphone, recreating some of his broadcast. Cubs outfielder Frank Demaree (#6) hits home run in the third inning. Cubs' Augie Galan gets hit in fifth inning to drive in Billy Jurges. Galan slides into second when throw goes to home. In sixth inning, the Tigers' Pete Fox hits a triple to drive in Goose Goslin. In eighth inning, Tigers Goslin and Billy Rogell get hits to drive in three runs and tie the game. McNamee does voice-overs for all the plays, with loud crowd noise in background. When game ends, police stand at the edges of the infield to prevent spectators from walking across it. McNamee announces the final score of 6-5 Tigers, in 11 innings.
Covers successful space mission of Mercury Atlas 7 with astronaut Scott Carpenter out of Cape Canaveral Florida. U.S. astronaut Scott Carpenter prepares for space flight. Crew men help Carpenter to don the space suit. He walks to a transfer van. He disembarks from the van and gets into an elevator to climb to the 11th floor to the Aurora 7 capsule level. Operators at the controls await the launch of the rocket. Launch: Mercury Atlas 7 (MA-7) ignition and blast off, carrying Astronaut Scott Carpenter in the Aurora 7 capsule. The Aurora 7 capsule is released. The capsule completes three successful orbits around the earth. The capsule does not fire properly and lands 250 miles beyond the target area at a sea. The radio contact is disrupted. Then faint signals are heard and the rescue crew reaches the destination. The rescue crew jumps from a helicopter and helps in evacuating Carpenter from the sea.
U.S. President Franklin D Roosevelt warns of an increasing danger of armed conflict. Roosevelt's motorcade on the streets of Chicago. A large crowd gathered to get a glimpse of the President. Confetti rained on the motorcade. Soldiers salute as the motorcade passes by. Policemen on motorbikes lead the motorcade. People gathered at the venue to hear the President's speech. A board advertises candy bars 'Baby Ruth, Butterfinger" in the background. President Roosevelt with officials on stage. He addresses the crowd. Excerpts from his speech are interspersed with scenes of war and conflict elsewhere in the world during the late 1930's. Roosevelt talks about peace, unjustified interference into affairs of other nations, aerial bombings, naval attacks, and war. Scenes of war carnage during the Second Italo-Ethiopian War of 1935-1936: Ethiopian soldiers on horseback cross a bridge, Italian forces fire artillery from a hill, aerial view as aircraft drop bombs. Italian soldiers pass a burning, smoldering building and overtake an Ethiopian position, with many Ethiopian soldiers lying dead. Ethiopian citizens in area of a war torn village. Bomb damage and war casualties on the street. Italian soldiers collect dead bodies and load them onto a truck. A ship quickly sinking after attack by a submarine. Scenes from battle during the Spanish Civil War in 1936 or 1937. Spanish nationalist and rebel soldiers engage in a battle in a village. Spanish prisoners are marched. Nationalist soldier fires machine gun from a balcony emplacement. Dead body on a road. Soldiers behind a barricade fire at opposition and carry wounded on stretchers. President Roosevelt concludes his speech with, "America hates war. America hopes for peace. Therefore, America actively engages in the search for peace." People applaud.