The college football Orange Bowl of 1944 between Louisiana State University and Texas A&M University Aggies in Miami, Florida, at the Miami Orange Bowl. The crowd in the stands of Orange Bowl Stadium. Band and flag corps march on the field carrying flags of various nations. A large float of a bald eagle with a crowned young woman rides atop the float. The game in progress. A cheering crowd in the stands. Highlights shown include two rushing touchdowns by LSU's Steve Van Buren and a passing touchdown by A&M. Louisiana State University beats Texas A&M University Aggies by a score of 19-14.
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.
United States Coast Guard helicopter lands on ground. Guards rescue civilians and save property in Miami, Florida. View of Coast Guard Miami Score board. Helicopters parked in line at Florida Air Station. Board of 'Busiest Air-Sea rescue Unit in the World' with United States Coast Guard insignia on top. Coast Guard helicopter patrols above the city. Helicopter lands on water surface to rescue during a training session. A Coast Guard rescues a man and puts him aboard the helicopter. Pilot checks the aircraft before flight. Engineers inspect helicopters inside hangar. Coast Guard operator speaks over phone. Technician draws diagram on paper. The pilot and Coast guard rescue team rush to board the helicopter. Helicopter taxis and takes off.
Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan with his grandson, John Bryant Leavitt, at his Winter home, "Villa Serena," Miami, Florida. Bryan , seated on dock, fishing with his grandson, also fishing, beside him. In unrelated sequence, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, is seen aboard a vessel in winter. The snow falling. Franklin Roosevelt with other men on the deck of the snow covered vessel.
The role of Airborne Early Warning Squadron Four and the Joint Hurricane Warning Center in Miami, Florida. Eye of a tropical cyclone. A cloud cover and stormy seas, a ship sails through rough waters. Rainfall and strong winds as a hurricane hits an area. Damaged ships in a port, probably from Hurricane Carol in 1954. Trees fall in the street. Traffic light blows in the wind. Damaged boat seen, 'Angler N.Y.' Joint Hurricane Warning Center in Miami, Florida. A sign reads 'US Department of Commerce Weather Bureau'. Warning flags on a ship. A ship underway at sea. A reconnaissance aircraft in flight to warn against the hurricane. Men work on a weather map. Animation tracks the course of a hurricane, depicts months of hurricane occurrence, direction and speed of the wind.
Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan, at his winter home, "Villa Serena," in Miami, Florida, looks at book with his grandson, John Bryant Leavitt. He blows a kiss to the cinematographer (presumably family member). Bryan and his grandson fish from a dock.