Circus clowns learn leaping in Marietta, Georgia. Men jump from raised wooden platform. Three elephants stand in middle. A man jumps from a springboard and leaps over a group of elephants standing shoulder to shoulder, then lands on a pad on the other side. Men show acrobatics while jumping. Spectators watch them.
An upright civil war cannon barrel tops the civil war Monument memorial to General McPherson, on Monument Avenue in SE Atlanta, close to the site where he died in the battle. Some of the surviving United States Civil War veterans of the Battle of Atlanta pose on the veranda of the Confederate Soldiers Home. View of the grounds around the home showing two civil war field pieces. Entrance to the Marietta National Cemetery (where 10,132 Union Soldiers are buried). View of the many white grave stones in the cemetery. A replica of the cottage of Poet, Bobby Burns. The replica cottage is home to the Burns Club.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, with his daughter, Anna, seated beside him, drives his personal hand-controlled 1931 Plymouth PA Phaeton open car into the courtyard of the Pine Mountain Valley elementary school, built as part of WPA project. Teachers and children and their families are gathered to greet him. Several Secret Service agents walk behind the car. Many American flags are displayed and a chorus of children sings the tune, "Happy Days are here again." The President remains seated in his car as a group of women display a homemade quilt that they present as a gift. President Roosevelt speaks to the children (and other gathered) remarking that things looked improved at the school, since his visit the year before, and noting that the Government's efforts were helpful. President Roosevelt makes a few more comments, and then turns to the Lady standing next to the car (possibly the School Principal) and asks: "Will you get in with me?" She does,and they sit a moment as he talks with a man nearby. A secret service agent places the gift quilt in the empty back seat of the car. The children serenade the President again. FDR drives away through the crowd, followed by Secret Agents on foot and in an automobile.
Georgia Tech wins American football match in Atlanta, Georgia. Teams of Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Miami University play American football game. Spectators watch the match and cheer the players. Georgia Tech wins by 14-6.
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the chapel at Georgia Warm Springs Foundation in Warm Springs, Georgia. Cars parked on the road side. President Roosevelt arrives at the new chapel and drives up footpath to the door. Closeup of license plate on the President's 1938 Ford convertible (with hand controls) reads 'Georgia FDR 1938'. Following the dedication service, the President is seen standing supported by door of his car, as he shakes hands with Rt. Rev. Henry J. Mikell, D.D., Bishop of Atlanta. Standing nearby are Rev. J.D.C. Wilson, Rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in LaGrange, Georgia, and FDR's neighbor and friend, and former owner of Warm Springs, Georgia Mustian Wilkins, who donated the funds for the chapel. Scene shifts to large group of polio victims, in wheel chairs. Closeup of President Roosevelt. Group of polio victims , in their wheel chairs, posing outside a Foundation building, with McCarthy Cottage and the E.T. Curtis Cottage in background.
Men put tags on pigeons and enter the tag numbers in a list. Pigeons are set free for the National Pigeon Race, part of the Northwest Territory Celebration, being held in Marietta, Ohio. One of the participants is L. Bayne of Baltimore, Maryland. Pigeons in long distance flight on their way to their home roosts in various parts of the United States.