YB-10 aircraft, of the U.S. Army Air Corps 1934 Alaskan flight, are parked on a flower-covered meadow in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. An animated map shows onward flight from Prince George, to White Horse, Yukon, Canada. A formation of YB-10s in flight, and then, parked on a grassy field in White Horse. Lieutenant Colonel Henry H. "Hap" Arnold, leader of the expedition, and some of his fliers stand, conversing. In the background, others are busy refueling their aircraft. One flier is seen rolling a 55 gallon drum of gasoline. Animated map depicts futher progress to Fairbanks, Alaska. Views of rivers and mountains, and ground below with patches of snow, as seen from one of the aircraft in flight.
Animated map shows propsed course of the U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC) Alaskan flight, originating in Washington, DC, United States, and heading northwest, across North America, to Alaska. It shows progress to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Next, Canadians are seen waving skywards, and scene shifts to aerial views of the expedition's Martin YB-10 aircraft flying in formation. On the ground at Edmonton, a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman (RCMP) sits on horseback and talks with one of the fliers. A large crowd of visiters surround YB-10 aircraft parked on display, at an airfield. Several RCMP on horseback patrol the area. The animated map tracks the Alaskan Flight to Prince George, Canada. YB-10s are seen again, flying in formation. View out window of one showing snow-covered mountains.
Views from deck of the "El Aquario," supply ship supporting the U.S. Army Air Corps Alaska flight project in 1934. The ship is passing through the Seymour Narrows, on Eastern edge of Vancouver Island, Canada. A steamship is seen approaching from the South, astern. It is a three funnel passenger ship that passes to port of the El Aquario. View from pilot house of waters at North end of the narrows. Dolphins swimming along with the ship are seen from the bow. Seagulls land on the deck and superstructure of the ship. Strong tidal currents are seen flooding in from the North.
A newsreel titled "Universal five wins Olympics basketball final" shows a game between the company team from Universal Pictures and the McPherson Globe Refiners from Globe Oil and Refining Co. of McPherson, Kansas. The McPherson team is sometimes also referred to as the Oilers, or the Refiners. The teams are seen playing in the Olympics Qualifying basketball final in New York's Madison Square Garden. People cheer the two teams. Universal defeats the McPherson Globe Refiners to win the Olympics final. The win entitled the Universal Pictures team to name 7 players to the Olympic basketball team representing the United States in the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin Germany, and McPherson Globe Refiners was able to name 6 players to the team. These two teams beat out five U.S. college teams to earn the spots in the final and determine the makeup of the U.S. Olympic Basketball team. Players in the game in this video clip include Globe Refiners forward Francis Johnson, Centers Willard Schmidt and Joe Fortenberry, and Universal forward Carl Knowles. Universal beat the Globe Refiners by a score of 44 to 43. According to a Time Magazine article of April 13, 1936, the Globe Oil & Refining team, "...have perfected a technique called dunking with which they score by jumping up above the basket, dropping the ball into it." This may be one of the earliest references to dunking, now a staple technique in basketball. The same Time article further stated of the Oilers, "On the defense, they prevent opponents from scoring by batting the ball out of the basket." Again, the Globe Refiners were demonstrating play that later became standard in modern basketball. The idea for the Globe Refiners was a company promotion scheme, thought up in 1934 by Gene Johnson, the Sales Manager of Globe Oil who had several years experience coaching basketball. The Olympic team also included Washington State Huskey player Ralph Bishop. The USA went on to win the gold, defeating Canada 19-8.
View of U.S. Army transport ship, "El Aquario," at dockside in San Francisco, California, preparing to get underway in support of the Army Air Corp Alaska Flight Project, in 1934. Views from aboard the El Aquario, as it makes its way out of San Francisco. View from amidship, forward to the pilot house.
Views of surrounding scenery as the ship makes way in protected inland waters from Seattle Washington through Vancouver, British Columbia, and Southern Alaska. View on deck as the ship rolls while underway.. View in ship's dining hall during meal as she rolls slightly (not enough to upset the dishes). An isolated waterfront house seen along the way.
Re-enactment of preparation of birth of Quintuplet girls to Mr. and Mrs Olivia Dionne on their farm at Callander, Ontario Canada. Nurse empties jug of water into a bowl. Lamp burn on window sil. Hot water poured into bowl. A doctor arrives at home. Photographers take pictures of Mr. Dionne with five baby girls on his lap. Dr Allan R Dafoe seated in his car.