The silver anniversary of Chicago's Archbishop George Mundelein is celebrated with an impressive jubilee in his honor in Illinois. Rally of churchmen on parade, viewed by a large crowd on either side of road. Accompanied by Catholic clergy and laity, Cardinal Mundelein arrives at the Holy Name Cathedral.1934.
Scenes from Army Day on April 6, 1934. Secretary of War George Henry Dern, in broadcast to the nation about importance of the Army, in peacetime. Brief glimpses of the Yellowstone River lower falls and Old Faithful and Beehive geysers erupting in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming. View amongst log buildings in Reproduction of Army Fort Dearborn, at the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. A pioneer wagon; Native American Indians in ceremonial regalia; antique locomotives and trains at the Exposition. Army General Leonard Wood being sworn in as the Governor General of the Philippines. Closeup of General of the Armies, John J. Pershing, America's highest ranking Military officer. Headquarters of Walter Reed Army hospital, in Washington, DC, named for U.S. Army Major Walter Reed, who confirmed that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquito. Acting on this, the U.S. was able to complete the Panama Canal. View of French dredging equipment sitting idle in the water after Yellow Fever prevented them from completing the canal. Closeup of U.S. Army General William C. Gorgas, who, in 1904, headed the Sanitary Department that controlled mosquitoes and eradicated Yellow Fever, so the canal could be finished. View of a cayman in swamp near the canal. Photograph of George Washington Goethals, Chief Engineer credited with making the canal happen. Explosives employed in canal construction. Earth and rocks being loaded into open rail cars. A steamship transiting the Panama Canal. The Washington Monument; U.S. Library of Congress; and the Lincoln Memorial, cited as examples of accomplishments by U.S. Army engineers. The Wilson Dam, under construction by Army engineers, in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and system of levees being built to control the Mississippi River. The raging Mississippi River during 1927 flood. Flood victims being assisted by U.S. Army soldiers, at a tent camp, receiving food and clothing. An Army airplane flying over a forest fire. Army personnel supervising men in the Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC. Mail being loaded aboard an Army airplane, as airmail service is being opened between Washington DC and New York City. President Woodrow Wilson talking with Army pilot Major Reuben H. Fleet. Mail being loaded into the nose of an airplane. U.S. Army Douglas World Cruiser airplanes in flight, returning from their trip around the world in 1924. A pilot sitting in front seat of a Douglas O-38 airplane, pulls a fabric hood over his cockpit to practice "blind flying". View of the aircraft in flight, with instructor pilot in the open rear cockpit. Army aviators taking a camera and a rifle aboard their airplane as they prepare to leave on an aerial mapping flight. Aerial view of skyscrapers of Manhattan Island, New York City. Army Signal Corps personnel working on communications devices. A cable laying ship operating at sea, in support of the U.S. Army's Alaskan cable and telegraph system. Men loading chemicals into hoppers on Army crop dusting airplane. Several views of Army airplanes crop dusting. Glimpse of boll weevil, the target of their efforts. Closeup of Karl Connell, who as a major in the AEF, in World War I, invented a superior gas mask known as the “Connell” or “Victory” mask. A group of miners wearing gas masks enter a smoky mine entrance. The Army invented tear gas, which is shown being used to thwart a bank robbery, in a staged demonstration. Brigadier General Hugh Johnson, appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt, as head of the Great Depression era National Recovery Administration, or NRA, is seen about to give a speech. Narrator cites him as an example of U.S. Army officers who also serve the country in civilian life. Scene shifts to cadets on parade at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
Polar bears at the Chicago Zoological Park. Polar bears jump from rocks and in water. Polar bears playing around in water.
"Century of Progress" Chicago World's Fair of 1933-1934. Bavarian-type building with sign reading: "The Black Forest." Visitors strolling through the area. A Hawaiian show performed by midgets, who play guitars while one dances the Hula. Midgets play a "craps" dice game on the street, with wagers of silver coins on the ground. Fair visitors watch. The game is broken up by midgets dressed as policemen.
Martin Insull faces trial in Chicago, Illinois. Brother of Samuel Insull arrives at Cook County Courthouse with security. He faces charges against the collapse of Mid-West Utilities. Men and women stand outside the courthouse. Handcuffed Martin Insull walks on street with security officials. Newspaper headlines read 'Get Killers, Dead or Alive'. Interiors of the Cook County jail shows a cell block in Illinois. Criminals hide their faces as they are being taken to the jail.
Mining operations demonstrated in the Rosenwald Industrial Museum in Chicago, Illinois,. The Rosenwald Industrial Museum in Chicago. An elaborate full-size coal mine model set up in the museum. The equipment used for mining operations. Two men operating an equipment, to demonstrated the mining activities. The equipment works at the rock and drops the mineral deposits into a large tray. Men beside the equipment.