French troops returning to France from Indochina arrive at Hickam Air Force Base, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii. Several wounded, on litters, are carried down a ramp from their aircraft. Change of scene to inside a hangar at the base, where a Red Cross bus is parked and group of Red Cross volunteer women are seen at a Red Cross Canteen. Several Red Cross buses and vehicles are parked at the hangar entrance. A large sign above the canteen reads: "Aloha, from the Hawaii Red Cross Chapter Hickam Air Evac Canteen, American Red Cross Volunteers." Scene shifts to a Military Air Transport Service (MATS) Boeing C-97 aircraft taxiing in, on a wet ramp at Hickam Field.
April 22, 1954. First open session of Senate permanent subcommittee on investigations in response to charges filed by the U.S. Army on April 13, 1954, concerning improper actions by Senator McCarthy and staff to obtain special treatment for Private G. David Schine, U.S. Army. Seen before start of session are Army Generals Lucius Clay and Alfred Gruenther. Senator Karl Mundt presiding, calls the session to order. Among those seen are Senator Edward Dirksen, second person to the Chairman's right, and Senator Charles E. Potter to Dirksen's right. Senator John L. McClelland sits to Chairman Mundt's left. Senator Joseph McCarthy and his counsel, Roy Cohn, are at the end of the table. At end of clip McCarthy states for the record that "there is no contest between Senator McCarthy and the Department of the Army, and that all that Senator McCarthy has been trying to do is to expose the Communists who have infiltrated the Department of the Army -- a very small percentage."
Newsreel shows baseball's Cleveland Indians at spring training in Tucson Arizona, March 1954. This Indians team would go on to win the American League pennant with a league-record 111 wins before losing the World Series. Opening shows manager Al Lopez, with cowboy hat and whip, riding a stagecoach into training camp. Sign above reads "Direct Route to the Pennant." Shot of pitchers (L-R) Mike Garcia, Early Wynn, and Bob Feller simultaneously throwing a pitch. Individual shots of Garcia, Wynn and Lemon throwing. Shot of Feller talking with fellow pitcher Hal Newhouser. Shot of three men challenging for first base position: Rocky Nelson, Luke Easter and Bill Glynn. Final shot of Lopez with whip on stagecoach.
The baseball New York Giants at spring training in Phoenix, March 1954. This team would win the National League pennant and sweep the World Series in four straight games. Fans watch from the stands as two players warm up. Manager Leo Durocher (L) talks to his coaches: Herman Franks, Frank Shellenback, and Freddie Fitzsimmons. Close up of a smiling Durocher. Unknown player and future Hall of Famer Willie Mays do a mock army drill with baseball bats. Announcer notes Mays is returning from army service and is expected to be a big help to the Giants. Pitchers warm up, including new acquisition Johnny Antonelli, second from left.
Footage of baseball's 1954 All-Star Game at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Views of the nearly 70,000 in attendance, many in white shirts. Baseball commissioner Ford Frick smokes a cigarette. American League president Will Harridge nods to the camera. American League manager Casey Stengel (L) shakes hands with National League manager Walter Alston before the game. National League players stand on top step of dugout. Good closeups of four NL stars: Stan Musial, Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider and Roy Campanella. American League players stand on top step of their dugout. Good closeups of three AL stars: Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Yogi Berra. More views of crowd. Closeup of Cleveland Indians third baseman Al Rosen. Rosen (#7) hits home run, scoring himself and Berra. The Cincinnati Reds' Gus Bell (#25) counters with a home run for the National League, scoring himself and Mays. Fans scramble for the ball. Red Schoendist of the St. Louis Cardinals tries to steal home but is called out by the umpire. National League coach Leo Durocher vehemently argues the call to no avail. Later, Nellie Fox of the Chicago White Sox (#2) gets hit to drive in two runs. American League would win the game 11-9.
Wisconsin's Alan Ameche awarded with Heisman Trophy as outstanding college football player of 1954. Ameche is seen wearing a suit along with trophy presenters in conference room. University of Wisconsin football player Alan Ameche seen holding the Heisman Trophy and smiling.