Small children ride on calves and bulls,and fall during Community Project in La Honda, California. Spectators watch them.
Howard Hughes takes lunch at a restaurant in Chicago on May 14, 1936. Other people sitting and standing behind him. View of propeller on his Northrop Gamma 2G airplane being started. Hughes has his goggles on his head and takes off toward California. View of Union Air Terminal in Burbank, California. Hughes steps out of plane in Los Angeles after 8 hours flight. In next scene, aviator Amy Johnson, CBE, wife of Jim Mollison, emerges from her Percival Gull Sixplane. G-ADZO, in Capetown, South Africa on May 7, 1936 after a record-setting four day and sixteen hours flight from London. A large crowd waits to see her. People greet her with flowers. Johnson is seen among the large crowd and smiling and waving to the crowd. Scenes in clip are from a 1961 newsreel recounting events roughly 25 years prior.
View of The San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge over San Francisco Bay at the Pacific Ocean. Ceremonies where the bridge was opened to general traffic after completion of construction in 1936.California Governor, Frank Finley Merriam, uses a blowtorch to cut a chain, officially opening the bridge to vehicle traffic. Cars are seen massed, ready to commence the crossing. Cars pass through lane dividers and drive on the bridge. View of the towers and suspension cables from a car passing underneath.
Buildings seen from the bridge. Traffic on the bridge. (From a 1961 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.)
First in-silo launch of liquid fueled ICBM Titan VS-1 from Silo Launch Test Facility,Vandenberg. Code named 'Silver Saddle' the Titan carries a dummy second stage. Ground level surface of silo. Flames ignite from two silo ducts after initial ignition. Missile emerges from ground and climbs up in to sky. 3 May 1961. (Note: This launch was an engineering test of the range safety destruct system as well as a prototype Titan II silo, as that missile was still over a year away from its first launch. Following first stage burnout, the dummy second stage, which was filled with water, was detonated. The water formed an ice cloud that was then photographed. This experiment would later be performed on two Saturn I launches.)
Technicians work at AEC (Atomic Energy Commission) facility on SNAP (Systems Nuclear Auxiliary Power) generators to be launched in June and November months of year 1961. Design of SNAP generator is explained and shows generators at a pole and carried by a rocket in space. SNAP 9A modified by an added AC-DC converter. AEC personnel in fields to test missile launch effects of SNAP 9A. Simulated missile explosions are carried out to check if fuel capsule can withstand fire and explosions. After successful tests, SNAP 9A is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Creation of hydro electric operations at Hoover Dam in the United States. Hydro electric units are built in power house. Creation of hydro electric operations that provide electricity to California, Nevada and Arizona. An engineer works during manufacture of generator N8. Manufacturing of Hoover generator. A man works on welding. Men carry steel plates. Views of turbine wheel and men working near the wheel. Rail car transports N8 parts. N8 parts are transfered from canyon to power house via cable ways. A man signals. Manned cable way operator operated during dam construction. The interior of Nevada wing power house. Technicians assemble the engines installed. The crewmen prepare N8 equipped for receiving generating unit. The men remove temporary slab from turbine. Steel lamination plates stacked around rotary frames. An overhead crane carries the N8 parts. N8 parts assembled. On December 1961, world's largest hydro electric plant is completed.