A 1955 cadillac sedan drives past the MEDINAH Shriner Temple at 600 N Wabash Avenue, Chicago. View of the Shriner Temple building, with a taxi (limousine) parked in front and several Montomery Ward stockholders gathered under the marquee. Scene shifts to lobby of the building, where they are entering. Financier, Louis E. Wolfson, who seeks to take over the company, walks along the sidewalk with associates towards the building entrance. Sewell Lee Avery steps from a car and walks toward the building. Closeup of Mr. Avery. Company board members and executives seated on a stage inside the building, surrounded by audience of Montgomery Ward stockholders. Avery addressing the gathering. Ballots being passed to stockholders, who mark them and deposit them in ballot boxes. Sewell Avery standing with arms raised in a victory motion, having retained his position as Chairman of the Board.
Newsreel clip on baseball's 1955 All-Star Game in Milwaukee, hosting the game for the first time since the Braves moved there two years earlier. American League manager Al Lopez and National League manager Leo Durocher chat before the game. Baseball commissioner Ford Frick watches from stands. Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Robin Roberts starts game for the National League, throws wild pitch to allow first run. In the second inning, Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees hits a long home run to score himself, Nellie Fox of the Chicago White Sox and Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox, giving AL a 4-0 lead. But National League rallies in the eighth inning to tie the game. In extra innings, Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a sudden-death home run to right field to give the National League the victory. Musial rounds the bases and is congratulated at home plate by happy teammates, including Willie Mays (#24)
Match race between Kentucky Derby winner Swaps and Nashua at Washington Park, in Chicago, Illinois. People gather in a large number in the stands to watch the race. The race starts. Jockeys riding their horses on the race track. People cheering and applauding. Racehorse Nashua wins.
Buildings, bridges and monuments of historical importance in Chicago, Illinois. View of bridges over the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, Illinois. In the Wacker historic district, close-up view of the Heald Square Monument featuring George Washington, Robert Morris, and Haym Salomon. Lion sculpture and entrance area of the Art Institute of Chicago. Tourists viewing displays and artwork inside the Art Institute. Exterior view of the Museum of Science and Industry. People entering the museum. A woman with her woman in a stroller or pram, drags the stroller backwards up the steps of the museum.
A bus of the Bison bus lines, in Washington, DC, passes on the street. African American owner, John Nipson, poses in uniform. African American drivers for the company pose. Several chartered buses of the Bison Line drive on a street in Washington DC. Their destination signs read "Blossom Special." Merrill C. Meigs Field in Chicago, Illinois. African American pilot and two businessman passengers climb aboard a light airplane of the Lake Air Service. The plane taxis to a runway and takes off. African American, William Barnett, owner of Lake Air service, is seen, with one of his employees.
Film opens with hazy aerial views of Chicago Illinois. Scene shifts to views from vehicle driving on Chicago highway. A road sign reads"Des Plaines River Rd exits 1/2 mile ahead." A Boeing 727 commercial airliner is seen overhead with wheels down as it descends to land. Some 1960s cars drive past. View back, of the airliner descending above the highway, and of truck and cars passing the camera vehicle. Overhead road sign reads "Chicago Downtown 15 Miles." View of the Chicago skyline of buildings on Lake Michigan waterfront. View from slow moving aircraft of the Wrigley Building; the Michigan Avenue Bridge across the Chicago River; and the Tribune Tower. Camera continues to pan to East and then at building with "United Insurance" written near its top. Camera then swirls downward to river and bridges directly below and then back up from street and down again, ending on avenue near building displaying two American flags.