Various events captured by newsreel cameramen. City of Berkeley, California, burning, in 1923. Furniture on side of road. Some people scramble to save possessions in path of advancing fire. Others watch helplessly. Crowd mills around. View of burning buildings from roof top. Wrecked building.
Burning multistory buildings in a city. One collapses.
Arctic explorers' ship navigates between icebergs.
Clouds move in the sky. A college student lies in the grass with his hands behind his head, then joins two fellow students of differing nationalities as they enter the main gate of a college. Exteriors of the college building. A young engineer draws designs. Young woman draws a sketch. A youngster examines corn and makes notes. A man reads a medicine book. International Houses in New York, Chicago and Berkeley, California. Individuals arrive at International House Berkeley buildings. Interiors of the building. Student named Carlos walks up the steps. He is greeted by a staff person who escorts him inside. In the lobby, Alan Blaisdell, Executive Director of Berkeley's International House, meets him and escorts him upstairs.
A Football Match between California and U.C.L.A. (University of California, Los Angeles) Teams at Berkeley in California. A huge crowd gathers in the spectator area to watch the match. The California Golden Bears wins the match. California Golden Bears scores 20 against a score of 7 of U.C.L.A. team.
A football match between the California Golden Bears and the University of Southern California Trojans in Berkeley, California. People gather in a stadium to watch the match. The match in progress. People cheering for the teams. The California Golden Bears win the match 21-7.
Hiller's coaxial bladed helicopter is demonstrated and helicopter delivers cigarettes to veterans in the U.S. Berkeley, California: "Hiller Copter" on ground. It is coaxial bladed helicopter, a ship which has rigid blades and no tail rotor. Stanley Hiller, 19 year old inventor demonstrates his coaxial bladed helicopter at Berkeley football stadium. Boston, Massachusetts: Filene's Department stores deliver cartons of cigarettes to patients at the Veteran's Hospital with an ultra modern helicopter. The Helicopter takes off and lands at Veteran's Hospital in West Roxbury. Cigarettes are distributed to veterans.
Shows several aviation "firsts" accomplished by U.S. Army Air Service aviators in the period from 1918 through 1924. A close formation of biplanes in flight. President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson chat with Major Fleet, Officer in charge, on the occasion of the first air mail flight, inaugurated on May 15,1918 between Washington DC and New York.The mail is loaded into the Curtis JN-4 aircraft. Pilot in the cockpit. The aircraft takes off and in flight. Air Service. Mention of aviators helping spot forest fires. Smoke rising from forest fires and mountain ranges. In 1920, U.S. Army Captain St. Clair Streett is seen with some of his Squadron who flew four De Havilland DH-4 aircraft 9,000 miles, from New York City to Nome, Alaska. Two of the men play with pet dogs. Their itinerary is painted on the side of one of the aircraft, along with the names of pilot and mechanic (C.E. Crumline and J.E. Long). In 1923 the first non stop coast-to-coast flight was made in the Fokker T-2 aircraft. . A sign on the aircraft reads 'Army Air Service non stop coast to coast'.First Lieutenants Oakley O.Kelly and John A. Macready board the aircraft, at Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York, on May 2, 1923. Their Fokker T-2 in flight. Their arrival at Rockwell Field, on Coronado Island (San Diego) California. In 1924, Lt. Russell Maughan is seen boarding his P-1 Hawk airplane at Mitchel Field, on Long Island, New York, and taking off , bound for Crissy Field at the Presidio, San Francisco, California. His goal is the first dawn-to-dusk, coast-to-coast flight. Views of his P-1 Hawk airplane flying over Manhattan, New York City.