Ninth National Convention of the Communist Party USA in New York City, June 24 -38, 1936. The theme as seen in outsize banners included a huge likeness of Earl Browder displaying the words: "Against Hunger Fascism War" and a banner around the hall reading in part: "forward to Unity..." The activities seen are like any major political party convention, including having placards identifying delegates from all the States of the Union, such as Georgia, Virginia,Iowa,West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, District of Columbia,Oregon, etc. Lights sweep over the darkened arena highlighting the signs of the various states. Several scenes show massed flags of the Communist Party displaying the hammer and Sickle on a solid field.
5 people dead and 20 hurt in head on crash of passenger trains. Wrecked train cars seen after two Central of Georgia passenger trains ran into each other near a swampland curve of Ogeechee, Georgia. The accident killed five crew members due to explosion of boilers and twenty others were hurt. Rail cars and twisted metal seen at the site of the collision. Executive cars seen on their sides, one with a large hole in the rear side. A Central of Georgia crane loads train wreckage into a waiting Central of Georgia open railroad car.
Opening scene shows the White House in Washington, DC. Scene shifts to President Roosevelt seated, ready to address the Nation by radio. View of the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. FDR with his entire family posing, in front of the family home "Springwood" at Hyde Park, New York. Roosevelt, when Governor of New York, seen in a sail boat, in 1929. FDR in his car at his Institute for Rehabilitation in Warm Springs, Georgia. He is speaking with a man associated with the Institute, who then greets several polio victims in wheel chairs there. Crowds celebrating Roosevelt's election, in Times Square, Manhattan, New York City, in 1932. Roosevelt, at the Democratic Headquarters at the Biltmore Hotel on November 8, 1932. He is standing, supported by his son James, as he remarks: "It looks my friends like a real landslide this time." Aerial view of the U.S. Capitol. FDR taking the oath of office on March 4, 1933. A man looking at stock market ticker tape. A group of people raising a National Recovery Administration member flag. Glimpse of "Springwood" and then view of President Roosevelt sitting next to his mother, Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt. Next, as Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt sit in the garden, their grandchildren, Anna Eleanor Dall ("Sistie") and Curtis Roosevelt Dall ("Buzzie") come past riding horses, with granddaughter Sara, behind them on a pony. FDR pets the pony and talks with Sara. FDR being nominated for a second term as President, in the 1936 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. President Roosevelt, riding in an inaugural motorcade as he begins an unprecedented 4th term as President in 1941. Glimpse of President and Mrs. Roosevelt in an open car. West point cadets marching in the inaugural parade. Military trucks towing artillery pieces in the parade. President Roosevelt speaking at the dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association at the Willard hotel in Washington, DC, March 15, 1941. He extols the virtues of Winston Churchill and the British people. And he promises that America will supply them with the war materiel they need (This is known as the Lend Lease Speech.)
Georgia Tech wins American football match in Atlanta, Georgia. Teams of Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Miami University play American football game. Spectators watch the match and cheer the players. Georgia Tech wins by 14-6.
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the chapel at Georgia Warm Springs Foundation in Warm Springs, Georgia. Cars parked on the road side. President Roosevelt arrives at the new chapel and drives up footpath to the door. Closeup of license plate on the President's 1938 Ford convertible (with hand controls) reads 'Georgia FDR 1938'. Following the dedication service, the President is seen standing supported by door of his car, as he shakes hands with Rt. Rev. Henry J. Mikell, D.D., Bishop of Atlanta. Standing nearby are Rev. J.D.C. Wilson, Rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in LaGrange, Georgia, and FDR's neighbor and friend, and former owner of Warm Springs, Georgia Mustian Wilkins, who donated the funds for the chapel. Scene shifts to large group of polio victims, in wheel chairs. Closeup of President Roosevelt. Group of polio victims , in their wheel chairs, posing outside a Foundation building, with McCarthy Cottage and the E.T. Curtis Cottage in background.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt driving his grandchildren in his personal Ford Phaeton automobile. They drive into a cornfield near Warm Springs, Georgia, where they observe farmers loading cornstalks into a horse-drawn wagon. The President watches them from the car, as his grandchildren jump out and join the farmers in throwing the corn stalks into the wagon.