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.
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the chapel at Georgia Warm Springs Foundation in Warm Springs, Georgia. Cars parked on the road side. President Roosevelt arrives at the new chapel and drives up footpath to the door. Closeup of license plate on the President's 1938 Ford convertible (with hand controls) reads 'Georgia FDR 1938'. Following the dedication service, the President is seen standing supported by door of his car, as he shakes hands with Rt. Rev. Henry J. Mikell, D.D., Bishop of Atlanta. Standing nearby are Rev. J.D.C. Wilson, Rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in LaGrange, Georgia, and FDR's neighbor and friend, and former owner of Warm Springs, Georgia Mustian Wilkins, who donated the funds for the chapel. Scene shifts to large group of polio victims, in wheel chairs. Closeup of President Roosevelt. Group of polio victims , in their wheel chairs, posing outside a Foundation building, with McCarthy Cottage and the E.T. Curtis Cottage in background.