Bad weather conditions send water rushing against the uncompleted structure of Bonneville Dam. A boat loaded with workmen skim in water. A dump truck is used. A crane in operation. Workmen climb up the uncompleted structure of the dam.
The Columbia River in Bonneville, Oregon opens for navigation. People line the banks of the Columbia River as freighter SS Charles L. Wheeler, Jr. passes the sea locks at the Bonneville Dam.
A marriage ceremony celebrated on the brink of towering Bonneville Dam. A scenic view of the dam and water. Several guests gather to attend the wedding. They are all taken up on the dam. Marriage ceremony takes place. The bridegroom kisses the bride.
Ninth National Convention of the Communist Party USA in New York City, June 24 -38, 1936. The theme as seen in outsize banners included a huge likeness of Earl Browder displaying the words: "Against Hunger Fascism War" and a banner around the hall reading in part: "forward to Unity..." The activities seen are like any major political party convention, including having placards identifying delegates from all the States of the Union, such as Georgia, Virginia,Iowa,West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, District of Columbia,Oregon, etc. Lights sweep over the darkened arena highlighting the signs of the various states. Several scenes show massed flags of the Communist Party displaying the hammer and Sickle on a solid field.
College football game between Oregon State Beavers and Oregon Webfoots in Corvallis. Large crowd cheer in stand. Game in progress. Oregon State Beavers beat Oregon Webfoots with a score of 18-0.
Approximately 20 contestants, dressed in white, are seen at horseshoe pitching lanes in a fenced enclosure. Spectators are seated in bleachers nearby. A stray dog wanders in the foreground. View of the spectators (mostly men). View of a shoe landing as a ringer. View from the pins as a contestant throws five shoes at four pins. One shoe appears to have landed closed against the first pin. The remaining four are all ringers. In a complete change of scene, Ted Allen, wearing a sweater emblazoned with his name and title: "World's Champion," gives a demonstration. He throws four ringers at one pin, while an intrepid assistant leans over, with his hand atop the pin, confident that he won't be hit by one of the horseshoes. Final view is a closeup of Ted Allen posing with his face framed by a horseshoe. (Note: Ted Allen was born in Kansas. His family moved to Colorado in 1922; to Oregon in 1932; to California in 1933; and finally back to Colorado, in 1936.)