Fourteen people die as bus dives into river in Hopewell, Virginia. Bridge over a river. Passenger bus being hoisted out of river. People wearing rain coats. Rescue crewmen carry out dead bodies from the bus.
President Roosevelt delivers a speech reflecting the failure of World War 1 to be the "war to end war." He addresses a crowd at the Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater in Arlington, Virginia, gathered for Armistice Day, commemorating the 1918 armistice ending World War I. Roosevelt reflects upon the role of United States in the world (as seeds of World War 2 are being sown). He upholds the ideals of peace and importance of being a good neighbor. He declares that the aim must be to avoid war and to remove the causes of war.
About 300 aviation industry executives, engineers, and government officials, pose for a photograph, May 22, 1935, on stands set up in front of a full scale wind tunnel at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, at Langley field, Virginia. They are gathered for the 10th Annual Aircraft Engineering Research Conference, sponsored by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Among the notable members and officers of that Committee, seen in the gathering, is Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh. Scene shifts to the flightline at Langley Field, where three women walk in front of several parked executives' aircraft, including a Lockheed Vega airplane. Scene shifts back to the Aeronautical laboratory, where a Department of Commerce light airplane is seen mounted for aerodynamic tests at the wind tunnel. Conference attendees line a steel walkway to observe the full-scale wind tunnel in operation. Airflows can be seen in the process. Attendees gather behind a protective screen to observe propeller testing, in the Propeller research tunnel. Attendees (including Lindbergh) are seen walking about, and conversing, outside the Lab. Next, Colonel Lindbergh is seen climbing into a Lockheed Vega airplane and then in closeup through window of cockpit. He taxis out for takeoff.
Message telling about the kidnapping of Lindbergh Baby. State troopers search in adjacent woods for the baby. Clues are looked during the search for the infant. Suspects are questioned and autos are inspected. Recording of the baby seen. Ladder which was used for the kidnapping and footprint of kidnapper seen. Parents of the kidnapped baby seen. Message received from the kidnapper.
United States Railway Coast Defense guns being test fired at Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Men load shells into M1888 8-inch railway coastal artillery defense guns. Men work on the artillery guns and fire them. Guns being test fired.
Negro men wearing hats come down steps of the 2nd Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. A woman with two children. Pastor J T Hill greets congregation emerging from Second Baptist Church. A Negro man stands at a building. President William J Clark of Virginia Union University talks with Pastor Hill.