Newsreel clip entitled "Ball Players Train in North" shows major league baseball teams holding spring training in 1943. Teams were not allowed to travel south to Florida because of World War 2 travel restrictions. First part of clip shows men (presumably baseball players) riding in a horse and buggy along a tree-lined road. Giants seen running on field and meeting with manager and Hall of Fame outfielder Mel Ott. Players pose for camera, all wearing long sleeves. Closeup of Giants Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell. Giants players seen throwing at posters of Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler and Hideki Tojo -- Leaders of the Axis powers during the war. Players look at the posters after throwing; note patriotic war patch on Giant player's sleeve. Clip shifts to Washington Senators training camp the same year. Coach and renowned baseball clown Nick Altrock leads players in warmup drills. Players warm up in outfield, near what looks like a heating plant. Closeup of Senators pitcher Dutch Leonard throwing. Closeup of Senators owner Clark Griffith (in overcoat) talking with manager Ossie Bluege. Closeup of Bluege. Players marvel over of 7-foot player Richard Ahrens, who was signed by the Senators that spring as a possible publicity stunt; he never appeared in a minor or major league game. Washington players pretend to warm themselves up by small campfire on the field. Another shot of Altrock. (Note: There is no indication where these clips were taken but the Giants trained in Lakewood, New Jersey that spring and the Senators trained in College Park, Maryland. )
A college football game between the University of Maryland Terrapins and the University of Missouri (Mizzou) teams, held in College Park Maryland. A line of Scrimmage seen. The players of Maryland seen scoring points. The game is won by 5th ranked Maryland as they score 35 points against Missouri team with 'Zero' points. Huge crowd gathered to watch the game as Maryland strives for a berth in the Sugar Bowl. Crowd cheers the players.
The 2nd place Maryland Terrapins team and the Mississippi Rebels play a game of football at College park in Maryland. Huge crowd gathered to watch the match. Cheerleaders seated next to the field. Maryland team wins by 38-0 over The Rebels from OleMiss.
Game of Lacrosse played between Universities of Maryland and John Hopkins in Byrd Stadium at College Park in Maryland. View of game. Crowd cheers.
Professor with a cow at University of Maryland experimental dairy farm in College Park, Maryland. Calves eating. A cow is injected with small dose of radioactive isotope to trace efficiency of feed conversion into milk. A professor takes milk sample from the cow. The milk is analyzed in a laboratory. Various laboratory instruments and Professors working with them.
Aircraft in formation. Officers working and looking at charts in a plane. Flying boat in flight. Military vehicles cross pontoon bridge. Gun crew beside a gun. Men operate artillery. Graduation at Annapolis in Maryland. Various colleges across United States. President of Purdue University, Edward C Elliott at desk gives a speech. Planes parked at Purdue University Airport. Instructor talks with fliers. Tuskegee school students before war. Fliers operate planes at Tuskegee in Alabama. Men attend ground crew classes. Pilots outside laboratory to learn meteorology. At University of Virginia, aeronautical department, students learn the aircraft design and get wind tunnel lessons. Engineering college students work with equipment. Student work with communication devices. Medical college trains doctors and nurses. Men and women in laboratory. Training for blood bank. Military messages and various diplomatic terms are taught to students by instructors. Students in Chinese and Japanese library at Harvard to learn oriental relations. Scientists work with selected students. Sailors at Purdue University. Sailors work as electricians. At Law school in Virginia University, high ranked officers learn how to control occupied territory. At Medical school, officers learn how to fight tropical diseases. Officers look through microscopes in laboratory. Cadets learn at Harvard school of business to manage army camps. They learn how to supervise camp kitchens. Student trained at Hampton Institute. Development of chemicals by students in laboratory. Student work at shipyards. Men work with field equipment. Training to IOTC cadets is given. Cadets handle modern rifles. Cadets trained for gas-raid. IOTC learn naval tactics. Cadets learn how torpedo works. Cadets at navigation class. Cadets board ships. At University of North Carolina, students attend fitness classes. Fully trained soldiers and officers of United States Army.