Newsreel entitled "Maple Leafs Beat Visiting Orioles in Diamond Opener." Footage is from opening day 1937 in the double-A International League, then one of the top minor leagues in North American baseball. View of packed stands at Maple Leaf Stadium in Toronto. British flag raised before the start of game. (Canada was then technically a self-governing dominion of Great Britain.) Players put caps back on after national anthems. Teams run off the field. William Donald Ross, a Canadian politician who was co-owner of the Maple Leafs, throws a baseball. Orioles player hits a single. Maple Leafs player hits a single. More shots of the crowd
Flags at half staff in mourning on roof of College of Notre Dame in Montreal, Canada (Collège Notre-Dame, in Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal). Thousands of people (a total of about 1 million in one week) pay last respects to the 'Miracle Man' of Montreal, who died January 6th, 1937. Brother Andre, the former Alfred Bessette, was a revered 20th century disciple of St. Joseph associated with St. Joseph's Oratory, a major Roman Catholic religious sanctuary in Montreal, Canada (l'Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal). On Saturday, January 9, the coffin is taken from the Oratory to the Montreal cathedral Marie-Reine du Monde (Mary Queen of the World), for a first funeral Mass. Six Firemen Officers carry it inside. Later, back into the sanctuary (St Joseph's Oratory) it would lie in state until January 12 for a second funeral ceremony. View of the open coffin. Views of the St. Joseph's Oratory. Brother Andre poses for picture a few years before his death.
Opening day of the 1937 season in the double-A International League, then one of the top minor leagues in North American baseball. Newsreel titled "Maple Leafs Beat Visiting Orioles in Diamond Opener." Shot of packed stands at Toronto's Maple Leaf Stadium. British Union Jack hoisted on flagpole before start of game. Players, crowd stand for national anthems. Players run off the field. Maple Leafs co-owner William Donald Ross throws a baseball. Orioles player hits a single. Maple Leafs player hits a single. More crowd shots.
John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, British Governor General of Canada, broadcasts New Year's message to citizens of Canada. He speaks about the death of King George V, of England, and of his successor, King Edward VIIII, who of his own will resigned from his high office. He gives New year wishes and talks about his travels and what he has seen that has made him optimistic about Canada and its future.
Tent caterpillars ravage farms and forest land in Ontario, Canada. The caterpillars invade forest land, roads, walls of summer cottages and houses. A man removes caterpillars.
3 firemen killed and 100 people hurt as a gasoline blast wrecks a garage in Montreal, Canada. The damaged garage after the gasoline blast. Firemen spray water with hoses. Men vacate the garage. Men inspect debris outside the damaged garage. Two men carry a wounded man. A man stands in front of a fruit vendor's stall.