A newsreel titled "Universal five wins Olympics basketball final" shows a game between the company team from Universal Pictures and the McPherson Globe Refiners from Globe Oil and Refining Co. of McPherson, Kansas. The McPherson team is sometimes also referred to as the Oilers, or the Refiners. The teams are seen playing in the Olympics Qualifying basketball final in New York's Madison Square Garden. People cheer the two teams. Universal defeats the McPherson Globe Refiners to win the Olympics final. The win entitled the Universal Pictures team to name 7 players to the Olympic basketball team representing the United States in the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin Germany, and McPherson Globe Refiners was able to name 6 players to the team. These two teams beat out five U.S. college teams to earn the spots in the final and determine the makeup of the U.S. Olympic Basketball team. Players in the game in this video clip include Globe Refiners forward Francis Johnson, Centers Willard Schmidt and Joe Fortenberry, and Universal forward Carl Knowles. Universal beat the Globe Refiners by a score of 44 to 43. According to a Time Magazine article of April 13, 1936, the Globe Oil & Refining team, "...have perfected a technique called dunking with which they score by jumping up above the basket, dropping the ball into it." This may be one of the earliest references to dunking, now a staple technique in basketball. The same Time article further stated of the Oilers, "On the defense, they prevent opponents from scoring by batting the ball out of the basket." Again, the Globe Refiners were demonstrating play that later became standard in modern basketball. The idea for the Globe Refiners was a company promotion scheme, thought up in 1934 by Gene Johnson, the Sales Manager of Globe Oil who had several years experience coaching basketball. The Olympic team also included Washington State Huskey player Ralph Bishop. The USA went on to win the gold, defeating Canada 19-8.
Air pollution in the metropolitan city area of Kansas, United States. View of Kansas City skyline on clear day and on smoggy day. Vehicles move on the streets. View of jet airliner taking off, emiting smoke. View of Kansas center city. An animated map shows seven Counties that differ in terms of land use, industrialization and economic activities in Missouri and Kansas. Kansas City Municipal and Fairfax airports, with aircraft taxiing. Aerial view of the airport areas with smog visible. View of bridges with factories behind barely visible through the smog. Rural road, with open burning of refuse in a large fire, with black smoke rising. Smoke rising from low building and from Large industrial plant. Aerial view of Kansas City from over the river,. with smoke obscuring the scene. Aerial view of smoke and pollution blanketing the whole area. Industrial plants along the river edge billowing smoke. The representatives of Kansas and Missouri present findings of the airport area survey during a conference. Animated illustrations of pollution sources: refuse burning; industrial processes; fuel combustion; and mobile sources.
In 1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt wins the presidential election for the second time in the United States. A car drives on a road. U.S. President Roosevelt at a farm. The farmers at work. A man and a woman seated in a garden and children ride horses. President Roosevelt. Governor of Kansas Alfred "Alf" Mossman Landon who stood against Roosevelt in election with his family. People lined up on a street for voting. An old man votes. Roosevelt wins the election. People crowd on streets for celebration. Roosevelt waves to people. People crowd at Times Square and celebrate. U.S. President Roosevelt seated in a car and on his way to the White House. People crowd on either side of the street and cheer. People crowd outside the White House and Roosevelt stands in a balcony of the White House.
President Franklin D Roosevelt in Des Monies, Iowa. Presidential motorcade arrives at the State Capitol. President and other officials enter the building. President Roosevelt along with Governor Alf Landon of Kansas and other executive members of drought affected states. They discuss the measures to be taken to provide relief to these states. The dignitaries come out of the Capitol and President Roosevelt waves to the crowd.
United States Presidential election in New York. Civilians lined up to cast their votes outside the Town Hall. Inside the hall men at desk help the civilians in casting votes. President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt arrives at Town Hall to cast his vote. Governor of Kansas Alfred Mossman Landon gets off a car at Town Hall. He casts his vote. President addresses the gathering after his victory. Large crowd at the Times Square to cheer and congratulate winner.
A documentary film, titled "The Dust Bowl", showing the drought ridden areas of Southern plains in United States. Cattle grazing. A map of United States showing Southern plains, then the states of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and the city of Dalhart is also seen highlighted. Cattle grazing, a man standing outside a house. Views of Southern plain terrain. Tractors, wind mills and other farm equipment can be seen. Parched and barren land, desolated roads and houses can be seen.