Scenes of Amelia Earhart taxiing her Lockheed Vega 5B airplane to the ramp, at Oakland Airport, on January 12, 1935, having left Wheeler Field, Honolulu the day before. This completed her solo flight from Honolulu, Hawaii (the first person to successfully accomplish such a transpacific flight). Crowds her airplane as she taxis in, and parks near a hangar of the U.S. Naval Air Station. Amelia stands in the cockpit of her airplane, holding a bouquet of flowers, as crowds mill about on the ramp beneath. Change of scene shows Amelia standing on a steel platform, of the airport tower, with her husband, George Putnam. Closeups of Amelia.
Achievements of American women in 1935. Eleanor Holm Jarrett in a Miami swim meet. She performs backstroke and breaks her own record. A close up of Jarrett. Next segment: Amelia Earhart conquers the Pacific in a historic flight from Hawaii to Oakland California. Earhart emerges from cockpit. People crowd around the plane. A close up of Amelia Earhart receiving flowers from crowd and later posing for photographers. From a December 14, 1959 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
U.S. fliers bomb Hawaii Mauna Loa volcano to divert lava in Hawaii, United States. Aerial view of diamond formation of three U.S. Army Air Corps Keystone B-3As bomber aircraft and two U.S. Army Air Corps Keystone LB-6A light bombers in flight over Hawaiian mountains. Eruption of Mauna Loa volcano. Lava flowing down its sides. The bombs exploding near river of lava to divert it from waterworks at Hilo, Hawaii. Three B-3As and two LB-6As in flight in line-a- step formation. The bombs exploding near river of flaming lava flowing down the sides of Mauna Loa volcano.
Blind Senator Thomas D. Schall of Minnesota fires a revolver at a target in Berwyn Heights, Maryland. He is guided by the sound of a wand tapped on the bulls-eye by his youngest son Richard. (Note: This newsreel was released December 23, 1935. Senator Schall was killed by a hit and run driver on December 19, 1935 while he was walking across the Baltimore-Washington Parkway within days of this footage being shot, earlier in December 1935 ).
View of a book entitled "Builders of Hawaii." A hand opens it to several different places, revealing photos of persons who played roles in the early development of Hawaii. Also revealed are pages from the newspaper "Commercial Advertiser" reporting that flags changed as "Hawaii becomes the first outpost of Greater America" and "Old Glory is the new flag of the Hawaiian Islands." (This refers to the establishment of the Territory of Hawaii, under the U.S. Hawaiian Organic Act of 1900.) A portrait of Sanford Ballard Dole is shown. (He was the President of the Republic of Hawaii, 1894-1900, and its first Territorial Governor, 1900-1903.) Views of the Hawaiian State Archives Building, on the grounds of the Iolani Palace, in Honolulu. A plaque honoring Captain James Cook. Views of visitors inside an exhibit that includes a reproduction of an early Hawaiian cottage.
Ford promotional film. Man talks about the progress made by Ford in 1934. Views of Ford's Administration Building in United States. Henry Ford in conference with two other men. Reporter talks over prospects for 1935. Henry Ford says, "As far as we're concerned, the Depression is over....we'll build a million cars next year." Interviewer says, "Well that will do a lot to pull the country out of the Depression." Ford answers, "Well maybe we'll do better." Newspaper plant with newspaper printing presses rolling new edition. Views of several processes in printing newspaper. Headlines reads, 'Ford Will Build Million Cars in 1935', 'End of Depression seen in Ford Plant'.