Belle Bart, famous astrologer at desk in her office, New York, USA. She speaks on her predictions for the Year 1936. She reminds viewers of her predictions for the year 1935. She says that the period of prosperity will extend from 1936-1943. She further says that although war is imminent in the far East, and that some nations will become eclipsed during this period, the general trend through 1943 will be "happiness and prosperity for all."
Various activities of tourists during winter vacations at West palm beach rail road station Florida, United States. Train pulls out of the station with a band playing on rear platform and people waving good bye. Another train is stationed near by. Board on a train reads 'Florida Special'. Train pulls into the station. People move on the platform. People seated in a restaurant. Women seated as they pour in mugs.
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.
Telephone lines laid along the Florida coast in the United States. Equipment in view during the extending of telephone lines along the Florida coast. A crane beside the train station in the town of Jewfish, Florida in the upper Florida Keys. A board on the train station building reads 'Jew Fish'. The crane at work. Florida in later years: View of rolls of telephone cables outside a building. Men laying telephone cables from a roll kept on a wheel cart. A small wooden building with a board that reads 'The New Telephone Bldg., Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company'. Another small building with a few boards. One of the boards reads 'Keeping Face With Orlands'. A large concrete building with a path in the front. Trees along the side of the path.
Tourists during winter vacations at west palm beach near Miami in Florida, United States. A Yacht at the harbor with American flag on it. Tourists move on the harbor deck. Two men stand and talk to the two other sailors on yacht. Women tourist wearing a hat seated on a bench. A man and woman seated on a bench. A man reads a paper in the background. Fish lying at the harbor deck. Men stand and observe. Car parked in front of a restaurant. Sailor moves the ship wheel. Front of the deck of a ship. Buildings in the Miami city. A huge building.
Arrival of tourists during winter vacations at West palm beach railroad station in Florida, United States. Palm and Australian pine trees line a streets. Men play musical instruments and others seated around under a garden umbrella. People move and tress in the background. Cars being driven to the railway station. Redcaps and chauffeurs move luggage of the people. Chauffeur comes out of the car. People walk around with a building in the background. Man picks up a bag. Woman gets down from a carriage. People get off a car.