New York Yankees baseball team during Spring Training for the 1934 season. Players warm up by running on track. The "Sultan of Swat", Babe Ruth, and Manager Joe McCarthy. Lou Gehrig plays. A practice game in progress. From a March 12, 1959 newsreel featuring events from 25 years earlier.
Large regatta of small two-person sloops,in a bay, in Florida, United States.One sail boat with the number 1246 on the sail. Two men in bathing suits, in the sail boat, trying to control the boat. The sailboats in a line. A wooden motor yacht carrying officials in white uniforms. It displays Florida registration number: FL 230 on bow and flies a burgee with dark cross on white field. Another motorboat carrying several civilians, displays the Cuban flag from its stern. Trees on the shore. A Gazebo with a dome and a walkway in view. A steel bridge over the water. Numerous boats under the bridge and nearby. A small building on the shore. Boats tied up at the shore.
A newsreel titled "Universal five wins Olympics basketball final" shows a game between the company team from Universal Pictures and the McPherson Globe Refiners from Globe Oil and Refining Co. of McPherson, Kansas. The McPherson team is sometimes also referred to as the Oilers, or the Refiners. The teams are seen playing in the Olympics Qualifying basketball final in New York's Madison Square Garden. People cheer the two teams. Universal defeats the McPherson Globe Refiners to win the Olympics final. The win entitled the Universal Pictures team to name 7 players to the Olympic basketball team representing the United States in the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin Germany, and McPherson Globe Refiners was able to name 6 players to the team. These two teams beat out five U.S. college teams to earn the spots in the final and determine the makeup of the U.S. Olympic Basketball team. Players in the game in this video clip include Globe Refiners forward Francis Johnson, Centers Willard Schmidt and Joe Fortenberry, and Universal forward Carl Knowles. Universal beat the Globe Refiners by a score of 44 to 43. According to a Time Magazine article of April 13, 1936, the Globe Oil & Refining team, "...have perfected a technique called dunking with which they score by jumping up above the basket, dropping the ball into it." This may be one of the earliest references to dunking, now a staple technique in basketball. The same Time article further stated of the Oilers, "On the defense, they prevent opponents from scoring by batting the ball out of the basket." Again, the Globe Refiners were demonstrating play that later became standard in modern basketball. The idea for the Globe Refiners was a company promotion scheme, thought up in 1934 by Gene Johnson, the Sales Manager of Globe Oil who had several years experience coaching basketball. The Olympic team also included Washington State Huskey player Ralph Bishop. The USA went on to win the gold, defeating Canada 19-8.
Scenes from 1934 film production about westward expansion of United States in last quarter of the 19th Century. Marias River flows through the mountains. Goats and bears in forest area. View of the Washington Monument. Engraved stone reads 'Farthest Point West on Captain Lewis trip up Marias River'. Car drives into portico of an old building in Washington. 'Children of a Common Mother' written on top of a monument. Engraved picture shows Lewis and Clark pointing towards land with boats next to them. View of the Columbia River flowing between mountains and a bridge. Aerial view of city of Portland. Steamer leaves harbor of Portland.
Teachers in Chicago protest pay injustice during the Great Depression, as they had not been paid for 11 months. 5,000 instructors joined by students and parents in a march and protest as they also complained about cuts in school services. Scenes from other labor strikes across United States in 1934 including shipyard and auto industry strikes. Striking workers marching. President Roosevelt intervenes in an automobile strike. President Roosevelt on Vincent Astor's yacht for a brief fishing holiday. Men in a factory or manufacturing facility punching timecards in time clocks. New automobile cars seen in production and rolling off assembly lines. Working men eat lunch beside their posts in an assembly line factory, during a break.
Newsreel clip showing St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers and New York Giants at spring training before the 1935 baseball season. Cardinal players come on to the field. Manager Frankie Frisch hits ground balls in practice. Shots of star pitchers Paul Dean and Dizzy Dean warming up in front of ramshackle-looking stands and wooden building. Clip shifts to Tigers' camp. Manager Mickey Cochrane talks to pitcher Lynwood "Schoolboy" Rowe, who predicts he will have a better year than 1934. Shots of Rowe throwing pitches to catcher Ray Hayworth. Clip shifts to New York Giants training camp. Pitchers including #12 Freddy Fitzsimmons and #18 Roy Parmalee take part in warmup drill in front of fans. Palm trees in background. Manager Bill Terry hits ground balls in practice. Shortstop Dick Bartell fields a ball. Giant players perform ball tricks. A serious Terry says the addition of new players has improved the club and predicts the Giants will win the National League pennant. (Note: Giants finished third.)