President Franklin D Roosevelt receives a degree at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. During his speech on the occasion he calls himself a mild mannered peace loving person. He states that he firmly believes in capitalistic system and would not plunge into war. A number of students seated in the auditorium listen to the President.
Footballs match between Tar Heels and Notre Dame in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Tar Heels put up a terrific battle in the third period. Notre Dame wins the football match with a score of 27-7. Huge crowd gathered to watch the match.
Army and Navy officials place wreaths at the Wright Memorial on 35th anniversary of first flight flown by Wright brothers, Kill Devil Hill in Kitty hawk, North Carolina. Planes pass over the Memorial. Wright Brothers make their first flight in 1903. Shots of modern planes in flight, including a formation of biplane sea planes.
Inauguration of the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hill, North Carolina. Throngs of spectators walk up along hill. Governor of North Carolina Angus W McLean shakes hands with Aviator Orville Wright. Orville Wright unveiling the Wright Brothers National Memorial plaque. Crowd including military personnel stand around. A civilian opens a coop of birds that fly. Orville Wright stands next to memorial plaque. Inscription on plaque. Spectators on hill attend the event.
The Pan American Highway Commission officials received by Cameron A. Morrison, Governor of North Carolina. Governor Morrison and the delegates pose for a photo on steps of a building. The commission visits the Highway Equipment Depot near Raleigh and inspects the machinery. They proceed towards University of North Carolina. Traffic signs and direction boards on road sides. University of North Carolina college students give a cheer and greet the group. The commission buses, cars, motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecars are seen traveling on highway roads in North Carolina. The commission members observe road machinery and try out the machines including early tractors, graders, scrapers, and plows, trench diggers, and steam shovels. Two delegate members ride in the bucket of a steam shovel. They halt at the newly completed Wilcox Bridge spanning the Yadkin River near Spencer, North Carolina. A view of the caravan on the open-spandrel (open support system) Wilcox Bridge over the Yadkin River and then in a North Carolina town. The group entering Bessemer city in North Carolina, where a welcome banner spans the roadway.
Newsreel showing segments of Duke's 7-0 victory over University of Pittsburgh in a football game at Durham, North Carolina, in November, 1938. Football teams Duke 'Blue Devils' and Pittsburgh 'Panthers' on the field. There is a light covering of snow on the field. Several scenes from the game are shown including punts As the game progresses, the snowfall increases, and some players slip and slide on the field.