A parade in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. U.S. soldiers march. The Republican Party nominee of the 1940 Presidential elections Wendell Lewis Willkie salutes. People on bicycles and cars in the parade. People dressed in different costumes. They carry hot air balloons shaped as different animals. A hot air balloon shaped in the form of a train.
Patsy, a polar bear, and her eleventh cub are viewed by zoo visitors, and play in the outdoor exhibit at the Washington Park Zoo (later renamed the Milwaukee County Zoo) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Note: Sultana was a famous polar bear at the Washington Park Zoo who had 11 cubs after introduction to the zoo in 1912. Some viewers have suggested that this bear is Sultana with one of her cubs. However, the March 12 1934 Universal Newsreels original documentation released to theaters with this newsreel reads specifically: "Milwaukee, Wis. -- Patsy, queen of the Arctic bruins at the Washington Park Zoo, introduces her eleventh child to the public."
Strike at the Allis Chalmers factory in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The United Auto Workers (UAW), a labor union-Congress of industrial Organizations(CIO) workers carry flags of America and of CIO as they move in huge crowd. Views of the Allis Chalmers plant and smoke comes out of the smoke stack. The crowd advances and a car being driven amidst the crowd. Horse driven carriage carry people. Governor of Wisconsin Julius Peter Heil walks from the crowd. He calls for help and closes the plant. Rear of a car having a spoiled glass. Police force controls the crowd. Police sprays water on the protesting workers . Crowd runs all around the area. A damaged police vehicle. Worker throw stones at the vehicles.
Newsreel clip on the Braves, Milwaukee's first Major League Baseball team, arriving in town for the first time. Girls in theme sweaters hold theme bags to welcome the team. Club owner Lou Perini and Mayor Frank Zeidler wait for the team's arrival. Men lay out a red carpet for the team. Men, women, and children wait to receive and welcome the players. The team arrives at the Union Station. Team manager Charlie Grimm and the players get off the train. A large crowd gathered to witness the event. Players in convertibles ride through city streets crammed with tens of thousands of people. Wisconsin Avenue (renamed Braves Drive for the day) flanked by people on either side. Players, in civilian clothes, wave to the crowds. (Note: the Braves had just moved from Boston. They would stay in Milwaukee only 13 years before moving to Atlanta.)
Washington Park Zoo monkeys arrive at Island Resort in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Zoo monkeys set free on the island. They climb ladder and swim in the lake. Children watch the monkeys as they play. Monkeys in a small boat. The monkeys being set free from their cages and they roam in a playground.
Hundreds of union workers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin revolt in recognition of their union's demands. Workers walk out of the job crippling the surface transportation. Police interfere to maintain law and order.