Crowd during Hambletonian in Du Quoin, Illinois. A cameraman in a car running in front of the racers. First heat of harness race goes on. Photographers click photos of the race. A cameraman on a stage named 'News of the day Telenews Universal Newsreel.' Board show heat time. Two officers see through binoculars. People see as race proceeds. Harlan Dean wins the Hambletonian and he sets two new marks. A dignitary gives trophy to Dean.
Harness racing in Du Quoin, Illinois. Sign:'Welcome to Du Quoin' and 'Home of to Hambletonian'. Spectators watch the harness racing. Trotters participate in the race as they run on race course. "Egyptian Candor" (Trotter)wins the race and a prize of $60,000. Sign: 'Victory Lane' in the background.
Hambletonian stakes trotting races held in Du Quoin,Illinois, United States. Large crowd of spectators at the stadium. The race begins. Trotters Hickory Smoke and Hoot Song compete for the trophy. Hickory Smoke wins the Hambletonian.
Howard Hughes takes lunch at a restaurant in Chicago on May 14, 1936. Other people sitting and standing behind him. View of propeller on his Northrop Gamma 2G airplane being started. Hughes has his goggles on his head and takes off toward California. View of Union Air Terminal in Burbank, California. Hughes steps out of plane in Los Angeles after 8 hours flight. In next scene, aviator Amy Johnson, CBE, wife of Jim Mollison, emerges from her Percival Gull Sixplane. G-ADZO, in Capetown, South Africa on May 7, 1936 after a record-setting four day and sixteen hours flight from London. A large crowd waits to see her. People greet her with flowers. Johnson is seen among the large crowd and smiling and waving to the crowd. Scenes in clip are from a 1961 newsreel recounting events roughly 25 years prior.
Glimpse of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957, with U.S. Army troops posted to protect nine black students enrolling at the school. Scene shifts to after graduation, when Minnijean Brown, one of the nine, strolls the campus of Southern Illinois University, and speaks of wanting to be a writer. She is seen in the office of a newspaper, where she works as a part time reporter, after school. Brown walks on the college campus with Professor Simon. she bicycles and picnics with friends.
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.