National Air Race in Cleveland, Ohio. Open Stadium is packed with spectators. Al Wilson dons his flying helmet and flies a Curtiss Pusher replica, performing aerobatics, including an inside loop. Glider pilot Jack O'Meara performs for the crowd, landing in the grass and smiling for the camera. (Note: Flier Al Wilson was killed later during these same Cleveland aviation events, when his 1910 Curtiss plane collided with an autogyro during landing.)
City of Cleveland in Ohio United States. Major productions are iron and steel. Elevated views from a tall building looking out over the city center buildings and streets below. Euclid Avenue Street, one of the famous streets. View of Sailors and Soldiers Monument in Cleveland Public Square, fountain, pedestrians walking in Cleveland, and streetcars on busy streets. Slate notes that the Cleveland street railway systems have attracted nationwide attention for their fixed 3 cent rate of fair, as long as the returns permit a 6% dividend upon an arbitrated valuation of the railway properties. Statue of founder General Moses Cleveland in the center of the city.
A demonstration by members of the Bonus Army in Cleveland, Ohio during the Great Depression. The members of the Bonus Army gathered near railway tracks. Men take over a train and sit on the tracks. They demand transportation to Washington DC. The police moves the demonstrators
National Air Race in Cleveland, Ohio. American Aerial Aces perform various stunts in air with their airplanes. One of the aircraft lands on ground. Buildings in the background. Ben Howard and Harold Neumann swooning in closed course events. Al Wilson in his biplane. John Runger wing-walks on a looping and spinning plane. Spectators watch the show seated on bleachers. Squadrons of service ships from Selfridge Field and Quantico in Virginia display various stunts.
U.S. Lieutenant James Doolittle creates a world record in Cleveland, Ohio. Spectators seated in the stands. Lt. James Doolittle in flight and sets a new record of 293 mph in the trials of the Thompson contest at the National Air Races. Lt. Doolittle in front of his plane. A parachutist jumps from the plane. The chute opens and in flight. The parachutist lands safely. A delayed parachute jump. Johnnie Miller of Poughkeepsie performs loops in an autogiro (blend of airplane and early helicopter).
The work of black American civil rights leaders in the United States. Mayor Carl Burton Stokes, political leader in Cleveland, along with other officials at a formal gathering where former General Benjamin O. Davis Jr. takes oath of service as Public Safety Director and assumes duties in Cleveland. A board in the background reads 'City Of Cleveland'. Black and white police officers take oath of service. Carl Burton Stokes speaks to the people of Cleveland Ohio on snowy ground about a new hospital or hospital addition, and then sits in a moving bulldozer with a nurse and the machine operator.