Newsreel showing segments of Duke's 7-0 victory over University of Pittsburgh in a football game at Durham, North Carolina, in November, 1938. Football teams Duke 'Blue Devils' and Pittsburgh 'Panthers' on the field. There is a light covering of snow on the field. Several scenes from the game are shown including punts As the game progresses, the snowfall increases, and some players slip and slide on the field.
A football match in Durham, North Carolina. A football match between the Duke Blue Devils and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in a stadium in Durham. The match in progress. A few men seated watching the match. A crowd cheers for the teams. The Duke Blue Devils score ahead of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets team. Several navy men among the crowd. The final quarter of the match in progress. The crowd cheers for the players. The Duke Blue Devils win the match with a score of 19-13.
Allied Forces in North Africa during World War II. Map of Tunisia. Buildings in the city. A native plows a field. Children ride mules. A cathedral. Interior of churches. An oasis. At various places Allied soldiers say prayers in open. A flock of sheep. Scenes of children celebrating Christmas in different parts of the world, including boys throwing snowballs at each other outside a school building in the United States (Lettering above doorway of school reads "Durham Public School", possibly in Durham, NC. Graves of dead soldiers. Religious services held for the allied soldiers. British General Montgomery attends a religious service. Bells ring in churches across the world Sign reads 'A Happy Christmas'. Soldiers carry sacks. Letters brought for soldiers on a jeep. Soldiers run to get their letters. A soldier reads his letter. A soldier wakes up to find a filled stocking hung on his tent. Another soldier opens a parcel. 'Pine Grove USA' and 'Birney Cave Mincoka' written on two signs. Soldiers open parcels. Empty boxes, cups and bottles on a table. Preparation for the Christmas feast. Feathers are plucked from a turkey. Many bottles of rum in a row. Chickens are removed from an airplane. Soldiers in a chow line. A pudding on a plate is put on the table. A bowl of oranges on a table with some WAC service members. A sign in the background reads 'A Merry Xmas' Soldiers feed their pets. A puppy is fed. A donkey and a pig are fed. A pet monkey grooms a soldier's head. Candy is thrown to the native children. The Red Cross dispenses milk given by soldiers to native children. Soldiers go sightseeing in Egypt and observe an Egyptian magician. The Great Sphinx of Giza with the Pyramid of Khafre in the background as Allied soldiers fall off a camel they are trying to ride. Egyptian women pass in veils. Soldiers play baseball and read magazines. Soldiers take baths. Soldiers assemble. Officers salute. President Roosevelt visits the soldiers. British Prime Minister Churchill also arrives.
The Pan American Highway Commission officials received by Cameron A. Morrison, Governor of North Carolina. Governor Morrison and the delegates pose for a photo on steps of a building. The commission visits the Highway Equipment Depot near Raleigh and inspects the machinery. They proceed towards University of North Carolina. Traffic signs and direction boards on road sides. University of North Carolina college students give a cheer and greet the group. The commission buses, cars, motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecars are seen traveling on highway roads in North Carolina. The commission members observe road machinery and try out the machines including early tractors, graders, scrapers, and plows, trench diggers, and steam shovels. Two delegate members ride in the bucket of a steam shovel. They halt at the newly completed Wilcox Bridge spanning the Yadkin River near Spencer, North Carolina. A view of the caravan on the open-spandrel (open support system) Wilcox Bridge over the Yadkin River and then in a North Carolina town. The group entering Bessemer city in North Carolina, where a welcome banner spans the roadway.
Army and Navy officials place wreaths at the Wright Memorial on 35th anniversary of first flight flown by Wright brothers, Kill Devil Hill in Kitty hawk, North Carolina. Planes pass over the Memorial. Wright Brothers make their first flight in 1903. Shots of modern planes in flight, including a formation of biplane sea planes.
President Franklin D Roosevelt receives a degree at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. During his speech on the occasion he calls himself a mild mannered peace loving person. He states that he firmly believes in capitalistic system and would not plunge into war. A number of students seated in the auditorium listen to the President.