A football match between Wolverines of Michigan and Hawkeyers of Iowa at Iowa City. The Wolverines of Michigan defeated the unbeaten Hawleyers of Iowa by 17-14.
In a U.S. Army documentary, an Army Sergeant walks on sidewalks of a typical 1950 small town in the rural United States -- Ottumwa, Iowa. Civilians on streets of the city. Various shops and 1940s and 1950s era automobiles. People from various walks of life talk to the Sergeant. The Sergeant recalls the town's ancestors entering America. The Des Moines river is shown with a small boat anchored at the end of a dock and men and boys fishing. Statue of an Indian Chief atop the Courthouse Building, Chief Wapello, whose tribe camped in the spot of the town years prior. The entrance of the library. Still images and drawings from the library depicting the town. Pictures of houses, shops and other buildings. People on the streets of Ottumwa. The Ottumwa Daily Courier newspaper headline announcing U.S. participation in World War I, "War Becomes Actuality." Images of members from Ottumwa's own Company G, 42nd Rainbow Division in WWI, including soldiers Arthur Menge, Charles Orman, Marlow Work. Views of WWI battle scenes. Oscar Nelson is remembered for heroism. WWI soldiers returning to American towns. Private Charles Orman 40 years later in Ottumwa. He enters a barber shop. Art Menge is also seen in the Barber shop. Aerial view of the city with many bridges, plants, factories, and homes visible. Cars and pedestrians on streets, The Ottumwa Bank, the Airport with a plane parked in front of the terminal, the Railroad train station with people waiting as a large sleek silver passenger train pulls up and arrives. The Hoffmann Drug store, the Ottumwa Hotel, The Ottumwa Daily Courier newspaper building, the Glover Motor Company, the Union Bank, and the Sunnyslope Sanitorium. Various homes and neighborhoods and 1950s automobiles. Governor Herschel Loveless, an Ottumwa native, at home with his wife. The home on Davis Street of the Miss Universe contest winner Carol Morris, and views of Ms. Morris in the pageant and receiving the winners crown in 1956.
Major events of 1956. Contestants at Miss America pageant walk the ramp in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Marian Ann McKnight of South Carolina crowned Miss America. Carol Morris of Iowa wins the Miss Universe contest in Long Beach, California.
An American football game between Iowa Hawkeyes and Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Iowa, United States. The players on the ground play. The spectators in the stand cheer for their team. Hawkeyes quarterback Ken Ploen scoring. The spectators in the stands cheer. The players play. The spectators in the stand cheer as Hawkeyes score against Irish. The Iowa Hawkeyes wins against Notre Dame Fighting Irish by 48-8.
Wife of Vice President Wallace, Mrs Ilo Wallace christens the Navy Battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) at New York Naval Yard in Brooklyn, New York City. After she breaks a bottle on the bow, the ship is slid down skids into river. Ship's crew working on deck. Next is shown the launch of the Iowa-class Battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62) from Philadelphia Naval Shipyard on December 7, 1942. USS New Jersey slides down into water. Crowd assembled for the ceremonies.
Presidential candidate Adlai Ewing Stevenson addresses a gathering at the Iowa State Fair, in Newton, Iowa, United States. Stevenson at a podium. He speaks about the Democratic party's farm plank, seeking not only price parity, but income parity, for farmers. He mentions issues, such as violent movements in prices of livestock, that cause anxiety for farmers and ranchers.