President Herbert Hoover and others leave for fishing grounds in Long Key, Florida. President Herbert Hoover and others walk to the dock. Party gets into Jeremiah Milibank's boat ' Saunterer' Men push the boat away from the dock. Boat with an American flag hoisted on it. President and others take to smaller boats to catch sail fish.
A group of U.S. Marines in bayonet training, at Key West Florida, during World War 1. A long line of marines crouch near bayonet cloth training dummies, suspended from crossbars. These marines are able to move the dummies and parry bayonet thrusts, by means of attached padded control sticks. A line of marines wielding rifles with bayonets, charge the target the targets, while the controllers parry their bayonet thrusts. Closeup of a marine with bayonet dueling with a controller who parries his thrusts. Scene shifts to armed marines jumping over obstacle wall, bayoneting a dummy on the ground, and moving on. A body of water and some tents are seen in background. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
View of a Greyhond tourist bus marked Jacksonville. Next, a different tourist bus with destination sign of Miami. Tourists in Florida travel south through Florida on the bus. View of the City Gate of St. Augustine, Florida, and a horse carriage passes through the stone gate. Flags flying on the oldest house in the city, known as the Gonzalez-Alvarez House (later the Oldest House Museum) on St. Francis street. The flags flying include the American flag, the Confederate flag, and others.Tourist bus travels on a bridge. View of tourists inside the vintage 1940s bus. Silhouette of the bus driver, driving the bus, and view through the windshield of the road ahead as the bus drives along Route 1 and over the Overseas Highway toward Key West. View of the bridges and ocean beneath. Scenes in Miami Beach area. View of the beach in Miami Beach.
Presidential party on Navy Crash boat "Dolphin", also called "the Big Wheel" (Navy designation C-26565) carrying President Truman, Two other crash boats also carried tournament participants (C-26590 and C-18345).
Party members included the President, his press secretary, Charile Ross, Fleet Admiral William Leahy, William P. Hassett. Clark Clifford, John E. Steelman,Major General Harry D. Vaughn, U.S. Army,Rear Admiral James H. Foskett. and a number of other officials. The Key west White House Sweepstakes was limited to the President and members of his party, including white House correspondents, photographers, and Secret,Service agents. A prize was offered tor the largest fish, anther for the smalles and a third for the best catch -- all to be caught on rod and reel.
Afterwards some ot the guests relax with the President at the "Littlle White House.'
A documentary titled: 'Hurricane Circuit' on Weather Bureau's Hurricane Warning Center in Miami, Florida. View of the Caribbean Sea. People standing at a harbor. Several boats anchored at the harbor. The people load their produces in the boats. Men and women standing on a pier. A car passing on the pier. A woman carrying a container on her head walking along. The Caribbean Sea and Florida located on an animated map. Florida is known for its forests, phosphate industry, farms, cattle and winter sports. Key West, Tampa and Miami located on the map. Aerial view of houses and buildings along a sea shore. Animation shows the movement of a hurricane. Rubbled houses and buildings. The Capitol building in the foreground. Buildings of the Navy Department. The building of the Hurricane Warning Weather Bureau Forecast Center in Miami. Men and women working inside the building. A woman and a man typing a document on tele typewriter. Animation shows how and from where the weather information is received. Cloud and sea condition, parametric condition, temperature and pressure conditions are analyzed.
U.S. President elect John F. Kennedy and U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon meet in Key Biscayne, Florida. Vice President Richard Nixon smiles as he awaits the arrival of John F. Kennedy. Kennedy gets off a car and shakes hands with Vice President Nixon. They meet to restore their cordial relationship. Newsmen gathered around the two statesmen.