A swimming tube being demonstrated in Long Beach, California. Toshichi Nakamura with a swimming tube around his waist. The swimming tube is equipped with two propellers. He jumps into water from the deck of a ship. Nakamura walks to the shore with the swimming tube around his waist.
School children imitate the regular 'Big Time' circus in Mammoth 3-ring in Long Beach, California. They play the part of clowns and perform acrobats. School girl imitates a ring-woman with children posing as lions. Dog performs stunts. Child puts dog into a box which has 'Dyeing Machine' written on it and then pull pretend link sausages from the box. Children watch the show.
Oil Refinery blast in Long Beach, California. Black smoke rises after the blast in an oil refinery. Fire fighters spray water on the blazing fire. Huge towers burn. Explosion at the Oil Refinery. Workers lift tin shades and clear debris.
National Intercollegiate Rowing Regatta between the Pacific coast champion Washington Husky team (University of Washington) and Yale's Shell, held at Long Beach, California. Group of participants row boats. University of Washington crew of 8 wins four cornered duel for National Shell title. The Washington Husky team crosses the line six feet ahead of Yale's Shell. They set fast time of 6 minutes and 38.8 seconds for the 2000 meter course.
Aviator Howard Hughes flies his H-4 Hercules amphibious plane in Long Beach, California. Hughes' H-4 Hercules amphibious plane on display in Long Beach. Hughes walks through the internal sections of the plane. The plane off shore. Hughes at the instrument panel aboard the plane. Hughes sits at the controls in the cockpit of the plane. The plane moves ahead on the surface of water. A cameraman records the event from a boat. The plane takes off and stays low above the water for a mile and then descends back on water.
Aviator Howard Hughes's H-4 Hercules amphibious plane is transported from Culver City to Long Beach. The H-4 plane is taken out from Culver City hangar in parts. A crowd milling around in front of the hangar. Huge wings of the plane moved under wires on a road. A trailer truck hauls the wing of the plane on the road. The parts of the plane are transported to Long Beach.