English Fox Terrier pups in Fort McPherson, Georgia. A line of English fox Terrier pups. The pups eat from bowls. A small girl stands behind the pups. She plays with the pups.
U.S. soldiers quit the army at Fort McPherson in East Point, Georgia. Five soldiers get off a vehicle. They check their service points and prepare to leave. Sergeant Ronald Stroud with 132 service points hands over papers to an officer as he leaves the army. He returns his uniform and gear to the officers. Stroud being given a cheque worth 1400 dollars.
Fort Mcpherson in Atlanta, Georgia. A U.S. Army guard blows a bugle. Soldiers in training lined up as an officer reviews them. The soldiers march. World War 1 training of troops in American army.
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.
An upright civil war cannon barrel tops the civil war Monument memorial to General McPherson, on Monument Avenue in SE Atlanta, close to the site where he died in the battle. Some of the surviving United States Civil War veterans of the Battle of Atlanta pose on the veranda of the Confederate Soldiers Home. View of the grounds around the home showing two civil war field pieces. Entrance to the Marietta National Cemetery (where 10,132 Union Soldiers are buried). View of the many white grave stones in the cemetery. A replica of the cottage of Poet, Bobby Burns. The replica cottage is home to the Burns Club.
Some 2000 Germans, interned at Fort Oglethorpe and Fort McPherson, are being repatriated after the end of the war, in 1919. They arrive by train at the port in Charleston, South Carolina, where they assemble with their personal belongings. They are assisted and supervised by U.S. Army soldiers. They board the USS Martha Washington transport ship. Another large ship is seen behind her at the pier. U.S. Navy officers and sailors are seen watching as the passengers board. Among the passengers are civilians who had been detained as suspected spies. They are boarding the ship with members of their families. A small child and a babe in arms are seen as well as other children. After boarding, passengers and crew line the deck of the ship. "USS Martha Washington," is clearly displayed on her side. She is seen moving slowly away from the pier and getting underway. to Germany.