United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) Director Fiorello La Guardia watches grain being loaded on a train at Climax, Minnesota. Board reads "Railway Express Agency". Trucks full of grain. The Director with another man pastes a banner on the coach of the train. The banner reads "Mercy Wheat for the Starving"
Newsreel clip on Minnesota welcoming major league baseball to the state in April 1961. Exterior views of Metropolitan Stadium, the home of the new Minnesota Twins. Banner reads "The Minnesota Twins Welcome You." Announcer notes team is playing in Bloomington, seven miles from each of the state's two major cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul. View of 25,000 spectators, most bundled up for a chilly day, inside stadium for the home opener against the Washington Senators. Those on hand include baseball commissioner Ford Frick, American League president Joe Cronin, and Minnesota Governor Elmer Andersen. Announcer notes the previous Washington team moved to Minnesota and was replaced with a new Senators team in Washington. Dignitaries walk on field trailed by Minnesota manager Cookie Lavagetto and Washington manager Mickey Vernon. Dignitaries raise the American flag. Governor Andersen kisses a baseball and throws out the ceremonial first pitch. Announcer notes Twins lost this game, but says "Who cares?" because Minnesota is in the big leagues.
Delegates from The Pan American Highway Commission arrive in St. Paul, the capital of Minnesota. View of cars and buses from the commission parked in front of the Minnesota State Capitol Building. The group is welcomed by Minnesota Governor J.A.O. Preus (Jacob Aall Ottesen Preus). The group descends the stair of the Capitol building with Governor Preus and then poses for pictures with him. Group seen visiting the engineering laboratory at University of Minnesota, and then attending graduation ceremonies at the University of Minnesota. Graduates in cap and gown process during the commencement exercises.
Opening scene shows a group of drum majorettes marching in the 1964 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Camera views alternate between spectators lining sidewalks and the marchers. Some spectators hold young children up so they can see. Several clowns are seen in bright costumes. A huge balloon float flies overhead, tethered by marchers. A float from the Radio City Music Hall carries several women dressed in white costumes, who wave to the crowd. A huge Donald Duck balloon sails high above the street. A Humpty Dumpty float is seen. Children watch intently from sidelines. An elaborate special car (The Koach,created by Barris Kustom Industries) carries cast members Ed Gwynne (Herman) and Al Lewis (Grandpa) of the Munster family television show. Spectators holding balloons as they watch the parade. The climax of the parade is a huge float carrying Santa Claus past the Macy's flagship store, at 151 West 34th Street, where marching bands line both sides of the street in front of the store entrance, to greet Santa.
Colorful parade climax of Greek AHEPA ( American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association) Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. Officials and others posing. Women in white dress posing. Man crowns one woman. A parade on street with women and men dancing.
The town of Lindstrom in Chisago County, Minnesota. Railroad station of the town. Traffic on main business street. Men and a small boy sweep sidewalks. Whistle blows on smokestack of ship. Birds fly away.