U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt addresses a gathering at Chautauqua, New York. President Roosevelt denounces war. He states, 'I have seen war,' and goes on to state, 'I hate war.' The people applaud.
U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt speaking at Chautauqua, New York. People gather inside an auditorium. President Roosevelt at a podium. People cheer and applaud. The President addresses the gathering. He speaks about the policy of good neighbor followed by America. He says that the United States will respect the rights of other countries, their agreements and obligations. He talks about the unity of the countries. The crowd applauds. He further states that America will cooperate and help other countries. He talks about the cooperation of America in social work in Geneva.
U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt addresses large crowd gathered at a conference hall in Chautaqua, New York. He cautions against getting involved in foreign war. In his speech the President states "And so we offer to every nation in the world, the handclasp of the good neighbor." He suggests that the desire for war profits might promote war. He speaks of several problems persisting in the society including production monopoly, unemployment and profiteering. More buildings and factories should be constructed. America requires support of all peace loving citizens. America has chosen 'peace' against 'profit'. War could be averted by proper measures. America has all the necessary strength to defend herself and her neighborhood. America believes in democracy, freedom and peace'. Conference hall roars with sound of applause.
Crowd cheers and waves during New York Yankees and New York Giants game in the 1936 World Series at Polo Grounds IV in Manhattan, New york. Yankee manager, Joe McCarthy and Giants manager, Bill Terry on the field and they shake hands. Governor of New York State Herbert H. Lehman throws out first pitch, with Mayor La Guardia beside him. Babe Ruth, guest of honor, watches the match. Crowd cheer as the game proceeds. In next segment: Grover Whalen, President of New York World's Fair Corporation points out highlights of 1939 New York World's Fair on a preliminary model with the help of a stick, for visiting dignitaries. Footage from a September 1961 newsreel hightlighting stories from 25 years earlier.
Belle Bart, famous astrologer at desk in her office, New York, USA. She speaks on her predictions for the Year 1936. She reminds viewers of her predictions for the year 1935. She says that the period of prosperity will extend from 1936-1943. She further says that although war is imminent in the far East, and that some nations will become eclipsed during this period, the general trend through 1943 will be "happiness and prosperity for all."
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.