The Big Four Express jumps the tracks in Earl Park, Indiana. The Big Four Express running between Chicago and Cincinnati meets with an accident. A crowd gathers around the overturned train. A view of the damaged train. Workers clear the debris.
Dulles and Johnson with James E Webb, Special Assistant to Secretary of State, Major General Parks, Chairman of Information, Department of Army. Dulles and Johnson shaking hands with Webb and General Parks. The two men walking up the ramp of plane. They turn around as Dulles waves his hat. General Parks, Mrs. Earl Johnson and Mrs. Pace waving goodbye.
Arrival of Lord Mountbatten at Naval Air Station (NAS) at Anacostia, Washington D.C. Navy band on the field prior to the arrival of the Earl. Color guard (Marine) at attention. Naval honor guard at attention. British sedan parked on the edge of field. British MP stands. Plane director motions the plane to parking area. R4Y taxis to parking area. U.S. Navy Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, Rear Admiral Baker, stand by waiting for disembarkation of Admiral of the Fleet The Earl Mountbatten of Burma, KG, The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff of Great Britain, Lord Mountbatten and party. Ramp of plane being lowered. Lord Mountbatten leaves the ramp, stops momentarily by the side boys. He is greeted by Adm. Burke. He goes through the receiving line. Admiral Burke and two British Officers stand at attention during rendering of honors. Marine honor guard in front of operations at NAS. Naval honor guards. Lord Mountbatten speaks to Admiral Burke. He gets into the sedan. Admiral Burke and Rear Admiral Baker walk. Admiral Burke gets into a sedan. Personnel on top of operations platform looking on. Four star Admiral's flag. Long line of Naval personnel holding state flags.
Ceremony at the Pentagon for the Secretary of Defense Melvin R Laird in Virginia. A sign board at the entrance reads: 'Pentagon building river entrance'. The Honor Guard on Pentagon lawn. People gather outside the building awaiting the arrival of General Laird. Cars parked along a side of the street in front of the building. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Earle Gilmore Wheeler standing with other officials. General Laird and family arrive by car and are greeted by General Wheeler.
The Franklin D. Roosevelt family votes at Town Hall, in Hyde Park, New York, during the 1934 U.S. National elections. View of the Town Hall with many people gathered around it. A man explains voting procedure to President Roosevelt's mother, Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt. She enters the voting booth and exits again. The Roosevelt sons are seen in front of the voting booth. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, the President's wife, stands in front of the voting booth. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his mother sit in the back of an open automobile. As it backs out of the driveway, the President waves his hat, and applause and boos can be heard from persons gathered around the Town Hall.
The U.S. Army Air Corps Alaska expedition flight of 1934. YB-10 aircraft of the Alaska Flight are parked at an airport in Fairbanks, Alaska. Hangars are seen in background. One of the aircraft is starting its right engine. Camera pans the grass field where YB-10 are parked (and a dog stands in the center of the field). The Pan American Airways logo is painted on front of a hangar and "Pacific Alaska Airways" below it. A wind sock is atop the hangar. Scene shifts to Lieutenant Colonel Henry "Hap" Arnold, standing with his aviators in front of a YB-10 airplane. He is receiving a large symbolic "Key to the City," from Fairbanks Mayor, Ernest B. Collins. They shake hands, and Mayor Collins takes his hat off to Colonel Arnold and his fliers. Arnold and Collins pose for a closeup. Camera pans across the Alaska Flight airplanes parked on the field