Six P-12 aircraft in flight in Chicago, Illinois during a sham battle. Troops at ground fire machine guns, loading and firing anti-aircraft guns. Troops wear gas masks, moves through the smoke and firing rifles. A tank and the Chicago skyline in background.
Aviator Douglas Corrigan lands in his plane in Chicago, Illinois after a successful transcontinental flight. Men drive motorbikes around Corrigan's plane. Corrigan being greeted by officials. Corrigan's open top car moves on streets of Chicago. Ticker tape thrown being about and drift down. Motorcade passes on street. Crowd lining sidewalks and cheering for Corrigan.
Baseball events in 1938 in the United States. Closeup of Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds followed by scenes of him pitching during his two back-to-back no-hitters against the Boston Red Sox and the Brooklyn Dodgers, respectively. Spectators seated in the stands. Legendary baseball player, George Herman "Babe" Ruth, now a Brooklyn Dodger coach, is seen donning a Dodger uniform. He hits a ball on the sidelines during warmups. View of fans seated in the stands. Baseball team New York Yankees in its dugout during the 1938 World Series against the Chicago Cubs. Yankees defeat Cubs. New York Yankees manager Joe McCarthy shakes hands with Chicago Cubs Manager Gabby Hartnett after New York wins the World Series in four games straight. New York Mayor, Fiorello LaGuardia, is seen in a box seat, wearing a large-brimed hat. He holds his nose and waves a hand in distain. The spectators in the stands cheer. From a September 16, 1963 newsreel featuring events from 25 years earlier.
Infantile paralysis victim Fred B. Snite, Jr. in his mechanical respirator in Chicago, Illinois. He is taken to a railroad station. A mirror is attached to his iron lung. He is taken to the station in his customized trailer. People stand at the station. Polio victim Fred B. Snite, in his iron lung, is pushed up a ramp into his own railroad car. Traveling companions gather at the back of the railroad car as the train departs. Sign on back of railroad car reads, 'Dixie Limited'
Plaques are made from used weapons in Chicago, Illinois. Men look at a heap of used pistols, revolvers and other weapons of former gunmen. Coroner F. J. Walsh throws them in a special furnace using a shovel. These are melted. The molten metal is poured in molds to make plaques for public heroes. An officer presents a plaque which reads "Public Hero No.1 Award for Heroism and Valor" to another officer.
Jitterbugs jam Soldier Field during their dance sessions in Chicago, Illinois. A large crowd of jitterbugs, followers of "shag", jam Soldier Field. They perform unique steps in their dance sessions. Other people cheer as they dance.