College football game between Oregon State Beavers and Oregon Webfoots in Corvallis. Large crowd cheer in stand. Game in progress. Oregon State Beavers beat Oregon Webfoots with a score of 18-0.
Students of Oregon State Agricultural College (later Oregon State University) pile up stacks of wood and debris scavenged from two 6-room houses to fuel a massive bonfire. Students climb up high on the pile of wood and pose for camera while they build the fire lay. Pile is set ablaze with a torch and is seen as the huge 72 foot bonfire burns. Different angles of bonfire shot at night.
Students build a huge fire in Corvallis, Oregon. Young boys build a huge wooden structure. People gathered at the base of the structure. Boys on the structure as they give final touches to it. The structure is set on fire at night. The wooden structure on fire.
College students join Crack Fire Rescue Squad in Corvallis, Oregon. Victims get down with the help of a rope from high story structures. Group of students on ground hold safety net for the victims trapped in high building. View of the building with 'Benton' written on it. Rescue Squad member rescues a woman from a window in the building.
Ninth National Convention of the Communist Party USA in New York City, June 24 -38, 1936. The theme as seen in outsize banners included a huge likeness of Earl Browder displaying the words: "Against Hunger Fascism War" and a banner around the hall reading in part: "forward to Unity..." The activities seen are like any major political party convention, including having placards identifying delegates from all the States of the Union, such as Georgia, Virginia,Iowa,West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, District of Columbia,Oregon, etc. Lights sweep over the darkened arena highlighting the signs of the various states. Several scenes show massed flags of the Communist Party displaying the hammer and Sickle on a solid field.
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.)