Fire at a forest in Cochran, Oregon. People take the water hose to stop fire. Smoke rises. A man puts out the fire with water. People put sand on the fire.
Jacqueline Cochran interviewed in Arnold Hall at United States Air Force Academy, Colorado. She speaks about soloing for the first time in 1932, and about continuous training during her career.
Approximately 20 contestants, dressed in white, are seen at horseshoe pitching lanes in a fenced enclosure. Spectators are seated in bleachers nearby. A stray dog wanders in the foreground. View of the spectators (mostly men). View of a shoe landing as a ringer. View from the pins as a contestant throws five shoes at four pins. One shoe appears to have landed closed against the first pin. The remaining four are all ringers. In a complete change of scene, Ted Allen, wearing a sweater emblazoned with his name and title: "World's Champion," gives a demonstration. He throws four ringers at one pin, while an intrepid assistant leans over, with his hand atop the pin, confident that he won't be hit by one of the horseshoes. Final view is a closeup of Ted Allen posing with his face framed by a horseshoe. (Note: Ted Allen was born in Kansas. His family moved to Colorado in 1922; to Oregon in 1932; to California in 1933; and finally back to Colorado, in 1936.)
Jacqueline Cochran in a hall in United States Air Force Academy, Colorado. Miss Cochran talks to Colonel Joe H. Engel, Brigadier General Charles E. Yeager and other important persons. Lieutenant General James R. Allen addressing the gathering, Miss Cochran with Sabre Plaque Award, memorabilia of Miss Cochran in background and Mr. Floyd B. Odlum in wheelchair.
Newsreel clip from "Ford News" about opening day of the 1934 baseball season at Detroit's Navin Field. View of the crowd as announcer says 24,000 turned out on a frigid day. Shots of pregame ceremonies, with parade and raising of the American flag. Firefighters present trophy that will go to team's most valuable player. Tigers manager and catcher Mickey Cochrane smiles at huge floral display showing his likeness, and is later given a new car by Ford Motor Company. Camera pans across Tigers players in warmup jackets, standing on steps of the dugout. Mayor Frank Cousins throws out first pitch. Game starts, White Sox third baseman Jimmy Dykes singles to score Luke Appling. Another White Sox player grounds out. In sixth inning, Cochrane slides into third after a hit by Goose Goslin. (Note smokestack pumping out black smoke in background.) After Cochrane scores, Hank Greenberg hits a double to score Goslin. A smiling Cochrane holds a bat in the dugout. Shots taken from unusual angle show other Tigers scoring and running bases. Clip ends with title card saying "See the Ford News at this theatre every week."
A large number of automobiles parked in a field, crowd looking up at the sky. Douglas Corrigan (famous for his wrong way flight from New York to Dublin, Ireland), standing with several girls in bath suits. A Piper J-3 Cub fitted with pontoons lands on a grassy field. Seversky EP-1 (civilian version of the military P-35 aircraft), with Jacqueline Cochran at the controls, taxis after winning the Bendix Trophy Race in 1938. Mr. Vincent Bendix congratulates Miss Cochran after winning the race. Several P-35s in different flight formations. Paratroopers jump from a ford tri-motor aircraft, views of paratroopers descending. Views of four aircrafts with smoke trailing, taking off and doing acrobatic stunts including inside and outside loops. Jacqueline Cochran at the controls of a Seversky EP-1 landing at Floyd Bennett Field, New York, completing a Trans-continental flight, after winning the Bendix Trophy race.