Fleet of Savio-Marchetti SM.55 lead by Italo Balbo land in Chicago Illinois for the Chicago World's Fair. Sailors and citizens greet Italo Balbo and his air fleet on his arrival. Huge crowd gathered to welcome him as he drives through a parade in New York City before returning to Italy. Italo Balbo waves to the American people in New York. From a November 27, 1958 newsreel feature "25 years ago today".
Lions Clubs International parade in Chicago, Illinois. Large crowd gathered during the official opening of the Lions International 1958 Convention. People participate in the gala rally. They march holding various nations flags. Women walk holding Lions International flag. Men walk on stilts during the parade. Women seated in decorative floats as they wave at the crowd.
Chicago Relay, the indoor track event at the International Amphitheater in Chicago, Illinois. The race starts and the runners run. The audience cheer. Ronald Michael Delany and David Coleman run including others. Delany takes the lead and wins the race.
Bottles of beer on an assembly line at the end of Prohibition. Barrels of beer rolling down a ramp outside a brewery. A bartender and his patrons greet each other with raised mugs of beer. A bartender slides mugs of beer down the bar. Barrels of beer are rolled into the former West Highland State Bank on Ashland Ave at 79th Street, which was closed June 9, 1931 and has now been converted into a bar. A sign above the cash register reads, "This Bank gave 3% We give 3.2%" Sign outside the bar reads, "Ladies Entrance." Three women dressed in evening attire are greeted by the doorman as they enter the bar. From a 1958 newsreel recounting events 25 years prior.
An overview of baseball teams preparing for the 1958 season in Florida. Views of New York Yankees' camp with manager Casey Stengel running onto field, pitchers Sal Maglie and Whitey Ford warming up. A smiling Mickey Mantle (#7) hits a ball far in batting practice. Yogi Berra (#8) and Hank Bauer (#9) take their swings. Scene shifts to the Dodgers' camp; this is the first spring after the team moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. Views of pitchers Don Newcombe (#36) and Johnny Podres throwing, and players Duke Snider (#4), Gino Cimoli and Gil Hodges (#14) swinging in batting cage. Announcer notes Dodgers have big problem at catcher after Roy Campanella was put "out of service." (He was permanently paralyzed in a car accident.) Al Walker, Joe Pignatano and John Roseboro are named as his possible successors. Scene shifts to St. Louis Cardinals training camp. Announcer predicts Cardinals will be pennant contender. Views of brothers Von and Lindy McDaniel, shortstop Alvin Dark and all-time great Stan Musial. Scene then shifts to Chicago White Sox camp. Outfielder Al Smith (#9) fields a ball; Jim Rivera (#7), Nellie Fox and Smith take swings in batting cage. Action moves to Detroit Tigers camp, where pitchers Jim Bunning (#14) and Frank Lary (#17) are seen warming up. Al Kaline (#6) hits a ball in batting practice.
Football game between Cleveland Browns and Chicago Cardinals in Chicago. A large crowd gathers to watch the game. Cleveland's Bobby Joe Conrad kicks off the length of the field, where Chicago's Leroy Bolden receives it and runs the entire length of the field for a touchdown. Several other plays are seen. Crowd cheers and applaud. The Cleveland Browns win the game at Soldier Field by 38-24.