Testing of a supersonic jet bomber's escape capsule in Lake Erie in the United States. Men move the supersonic jet bomber's escape capsule to lake shore. A crane pulls the capsule from the lake. The men open the cramped chamber of the capsule. A United States Air Force volunteer, Bruce Barwise, who was in capsule for 72 hours comes out of the chamber.
Newsreel: "Put-in-Bay Ohio Dedicate great Perry Memorial! Giant shaft commemorates immortal victory in Battle of Lake Erie". Shows ceremonies for the tall monument that commemorates the Battle of Lake Erie in which Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry won a great naval battle during the War of 1812. The memorial also celebrates enduring peace between the UK, Canada, and the United States after the war. The memorial is observed from distance. Whole height of the column is observed. Close view of Ohio Governor George White beside another civilian dignitary, with several U.S. Navy and U.S. Army military officers flanking and behind them. Official dedication is celebrated. Dignitaries are seen above the stairs. Governor George White giving a speech. The Doric column -- the world's largest at 352 feet -- was officially named in 1936 by President Franklin Roosevelt as: Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial National Monument.
State Capitol building in Ohio United States. Views of downtown Columbus, the state capital. People walking in the State University campus. Crowd of city people in the Ohio stadium. Ohio State Fair scenes. 'Ohio Welcomes You-ENTRANCE' seen on the gates of the State Fair. Men brushing a cow. City of Cleveland and buildings seen by Lake Erie. Rail terminal, train, busy downtown streets. People getting onto trains. Iron ore port is seen. Lake freighter coming to the port. Huge cranes loading raw materials in freighter. Birth place of Thomas A Edison, inventor of electric light bulb. Man in lighting institute shows working of light bulbs. World's smallest bulb at the tip of thin stick. Memorial to Wilbur and Orville Wright brothers,inventors of air planes. Air planes flying during the Cleveland Air Races annual sky carnival. View and sound of early jet plane. People watching air show.
Television program host, Lee Marvin talks about the Erie Canal in New York. View of the Erie Canal that connects Great lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. Still images of the canal in its early days. Modern moving images of a steamer on the canal.
Opening scene shows a man holding fast to the mast of a boat that contains a huge rotating two-bladed propeller instead of a sail. The propeller-rotor is geared to a drive shaft (unseen) turning the boat's underwater propeller (screw). Several men are in the boat as one sets the controls. Next, two men are seen in the boat as it speeds over the water with the big rotor turning rapidly.
The role of women as active community members in the United States. An aerial view of the suburban town. View of the houses, buildings, snow covered area and roads. A railroad train arrives at a railroad station. Close views of the locomotive with sign "Erie" on the front. Men discuss a town zoning map on a wall. A garbage man throws garbage into a garbage truck. A post man delivers postal mail. He walks outside a house. He delivers a mail to a woman. The woman standing outside the house and takes the mail. Interior of the house. The woman sits with her family. A man reads a newspaper. Children have their breakfast. The woman opens the mail and views a sample ballot sheet listing the candidates of local elections. Little girl spills glass of milk on table. Her mother cleans up the spill. A woman shops in a grocery shop. View of small town grocery counter and shelves. The post man delivers mail to a woman in the grocery store. A woman sitting with her children gets mail from the postman. A man takes out a mail from a letter box. A woman stands with him. She reads the mail. Exterior of a school building. Interior of a class room. HIgh school or college age students studying. A young woman views a sample through a microscope. A post man walks on a road and vehicles move past, including a bus with sign "Lake Region Bus Co." Women come out of the bus after it comes to a stop. Destination sign on side of bus reads, "Monroe" (most likely Monroe New York). People stand in a line outside firemans hall to vote in local election.