Baseball heroes Babe Ruth and TY Cobb square off in golfing match in Flushing NY as a charity endeavor for war effort. Two hold a golf-club and pose for camera before start of match. Hundreds of fans gather to see the two compete. Cobb plays a tea shot while Ruth waits for his turn Banner saying"USO deserves support of every single individual citizen" seen in background. Both players putt several holes and Ruth emerges winner. Starting form left shots of Ruth and Cobb.27 June1941.
'Aquazanies' entertain with comedy diving acts at an Aquashow in Flushing, Long Island. A diver takes position on a diving board at the pool. He executes a forward somersault dive. 'Aquazanies', a troop of men who perform comedy and diving acts. Aquazanies dressed in funny costumes rush onto the diving boards, and jump into the water. They dance outside the pool. Several stunt jumps of the aqua zanies are seen, as they jump from spring and platform boards, including stunts where the divers jump together, intersect during jumps, and belly flop into the pool.
From the Ford Motor Company produced film, "Scenes From the World of Tomorrow" documenting the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York City. View of buildings of the New York World's Fair of 1940. The Brooklyn Bridge. Aerial view of Manhattan Island, New York City. Skyscrapers of New York City including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. New York Harbor and ships in the harbor. View of the buildings of the New York Worlds Fair in the distance in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, as seen from high in a skyscraper of New York City. The Fair's Trylon and Perisphere stand out. People walk along the sides of fountains and waterways at the fair. Crowds milling about, bands marching, dancers performing. Flags of many nations flying on the flag poles. Celebration of the 150th anniversary of George Washington, as the first President of the United States and a statue of George Washington. A bus moves on the street. Fountains and a small bridge near a waterway. Pavilions of nations of England, Japan, and Italy. The USA building and some of the buildings of U.S. States including Maine and Florida. Fountains and waterways of the fair. Woman and two girls eat ice cream cones. A Raymond Loewy - designed S1 experimental streamlined locomotive created for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Pavilions of American Telephone & Telegraph and of United States Steel Corporation, also of Westinghouse, Goodrich, Chrysler, and General Motors.
Ben Hogan wins the Goodall Palm Beach Round-Robin Tournament at the Fresh Meadows Club in Flushing, New York. Players make the strokes. Ben Hogan and Sam Snead stroke the ball during the match. An audience watches the game. Ben Hogan gets the championship trophy. He poses.
U.S. Council representative, Austin R. Warren, arriving by car at entrance to the UN meeting building, Flushing Meadows, New York. Gladwyn Jebb, representative of the United Kingdom, arriving. Council President for the month, J.C. Muniz, at the table. Jebb and Warren at the table. Warren picks up his headset. Delegates making notes before the start of meeting. Premier Mossadegh of Iran settles at a seat, opens his brief case and prepares to speak. After several others speak, Mossadegh addresses the Council. Flag of Iran displayed on flag pole outside the building. Flags of other nations displayed. View of meeting building at Flushing Meadows, with cars driving past on Cross Island Parkway.
World-wide wartime activities during 1941 and 1942. President Roosevelt addresses Congress after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Crowd applauds. Citizens and cars stopped in busy New York listening to the news on the radio being broadcast regarding the declaration of war against Japan. Long queues and lines of civilian men get registered in the U.S. army as recruits are called up. Men taking oath of U.S. military service in New York and Washington DC (on U.S. Capitol steps) and other cities in mass recruitment events. New recruits stand in line in a city to register for U.S. Navy or U.S. Army service. New recruits shown include baseball star Joe Dimaggio, boxer Joe Louis, John Aspinwall Roosevelt (who was President Roosevelt's youngest son), Tyrone Power, Clark Gable, Douglas Fairbanks Junior, and Warren Pershing (son of famed General John Pershing) all seen registering to enter military service. Justice Frank Murphy of the U.S. Supreme Court is seen operating a machine gun during training. Another scene with a mass group of recruits standing and taking an oath of military service.