United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt reviews Tenth Infantry at Camp Smith, New York. Tenth Infantry lead by a band marches. President Roosevelt standing in his car removes his hat and reviews the Guardsmen. Tenth Infantry troops with rifles in hand march. Colonel Walsh and the Governor discuss Tenth Infantry's exercise with President Roosevelt seated in a car.
New York Governor, Al Smith, candidate for President, seen with Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), encouraging him to run for Governor. FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt in an open car following his successful election as Governor.
On July 14, 1933, now President Roosevelt, is seen in an open car, with Eleanor, on the grounds of the Catholic University of America. He is dressed in top hat, and Eleanor holds large bouquet of flowers. FDR is later seen,wearing mortar board and gown, as he and Eleanor converse with University Rector James H. Ryan, after receiving an honorary degree as part of the day’s commencement exercises. Montage of scenes showing Eleanor Roosevelt in various political and charitable activities during the 1920s and 1930s.
An overview of baseball teams preparing for the 1958 season in Florida. Views of New York Yankees' camp with manager Casey Stengel running onto field, pitchers Sal Maglie and Whitey Ford warming up. A smiling Mickey Mantle (#7) hits a ball far in batting practice. Yogi Berra (#8) and Hank Bauer (#9) take their swings. Scene shifts to the Dodgers' camp; this is the first spring after the team moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. Views of pitchers Don Newcombe (#36) and Johnny Podres throwing, and players Duke Snider (#4), Gino Cimoli and Gil Hodges (#14) swinging in batting cage. Announcer notes Dodgers have big problem at catcher after Roy Campanella was put "out of service." (He was permanently paralyzed in a car accident.) Al Walker, Joe Pignatano and John Roseboro are named as his possible successors. Scene shifts to St. Louis Cardinals training camp. Announcer predicts Cardinals will be pennant contender. Views of brothers Von and Lindy McDaniel, shortstop Alvin Dark and all-time great Stan Musial. Scene then shifts to Chicago White Sox camp. Outfielder Al Smith (#9) fields a ball; Jim Rivera (#7), Nellie Fox and Smith take swings in batting cage. Action moves to Detroit Tigers camp, where pitchers Jim Bunning (#14) and Frank Lary (#17) are seen warming up. Al Kaline (#6) hits a ball in batting practice.
Aviator Douglas Corrigan at Floyd Bennett Air Field in Brooklyn, New York completes his transcontinental flight from Floyd Bennett Air Field to Ireland. Motorcade of Corrigan arrives as crowd watches. He stands on a stage and gets honored. At Camp Smith New York he shakes hand with U.S. Military officers and reviews as contingents of New York's Fighting Irish Regiment march. His plane which flew him during the historic flight arrives back to New York in a ship. A carrier drags the plane out of the dock.
Nineteen year old aviatrix Elinor Smith prepares for a flight at Roosevelt Field in New York. The aircraft takes off. View of land below. She sets a new altitude record for a female flyer. Aviator Elinor Smith breaks woman's altitude record by reaching height of 32,000 feet in airplane.
U.S. First Lady Grace Coolidge inspects a camp of marines at White Pine Camp in Paul Smiths, New York. U.S. Marine officers escort the First Lady. The marines stand in front of their tents. She talks to a marine. Two marines stand in their tent. Grace Coolidge inspects the tents of the marines.