13th Anniversary celebration in Coconut Grove, Florida. Governor Goodwin Knight of California speaks into a microphone during the ceremony. Los Angeles Mayor Norris Poulson, National Commander of American Legion Seaborn Collins and Master of Ceremonies Bob Hope. USAF General Doolittle presents the 'Safety Trophy' to the USAF for reducing vehicular accidents. This trophy which is accepted by General Albert Boyd representing USAF, to be presented to the winning command yearly.
Coconut Grove Purse, a horse race in Coral Gables, Florida. Women buy tickets for the horse race at a counter. Race gets underway as a large crowd gathers. Easiest Way wins the race.
Animation depicts the high cost of living in Hawaii. A coconut palm tree on a beach. Man comes out of hut and climbs tree to get a coconut marking year 1900. Second time man wanting coconut. Tree becomes tall and coconut marks year 1920. Shows how high cost of living causes social unrest. Short palm tree with coconut marking year 1925.
Views from tail camera of a USAF A-1E aircraft strafing enemy targets at low altitude amidst groves of coconut trees. White smoke rising from the ground, behind the aircraft. The A-1E is flying at tree-top level. Simple structures are seen, occasionally, amongst the trees. Exploding White phosphorus bombs and fires erupting from napalm, seen in the wake of the aircraft. More huts seen as the aircraft exits the coconut plantation and passes over a river bank. Fires burning in the background. The A-1E climbs out over the river.
(Note: The A1E aircraft on this mission is believed to be from the 1st Air Commando Squadron, operating out of Bien Hoa Air Base.)
Practice activity at sea during operations to support the Mercury-Atlas 7 orbital mission of NASA. U.S. Marine Corp UH 34D helicopter takes off from the USS Spiegel Grove (LSD-32) and joins with others in a formation. A helicopter takes off from a destroyer and joins up with those from the Spiegel Grove. Formation of helicopters flies over the Atlantic.
Brooklyn Dodgers get ready for 1956 baseball season at spring training camp in Vero Beach Florida. Players seen stretching, throwing on field. Announcer, talking in stereotypical "Brooklynese," notes that manager Walter Alston (in closeup) isn't worried about the season even though 1955 World Series star Johnny Podres (#45) may get drafted. Announcer notes Alston concentrates on Brooklyn players seen hitting in batting cage: #4 Duke Snider, #39 Roy Campanella, #6 Carl Furillo, #14 Gil Hodges and #2 Randy Jackson. Final closeup of Alston.