United States wins outboard race in New Smyrna, Florida. Horace Tennes of Chicago leads at the international outboard race contest. Hydroplanes race on water. Spectators watch.
Speed boat racing at New Smyrna Beach in Volusian Country, Florida. Different views of boats racing and spectators cheering. Walter Widegren of Glen Cove, New York wins the race. Trophy presented to the winner.
New York Yankees baseball team during Spring Training for the 1934 season. Players warm up by running on track. The "Sultan of Swat", Babe Ruth, and Manager Joe McCarthy. Lou Gehrig plays. A practice game in progress. From a March 12, 1959 newsreel featuring events from 25 years earlier.
Newsreel clip showing St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers and New York Giants at spring training before the 1935 baseball season. Cardinal players come on to the field. Manager Frankie Frisch hits ground balls in practice. Shots of star pitchers Paul Dean and Dizzy Dean warming up in front of ramshackle-looking stands and wooden building. Clip shifts to Tigers' camp. Manager Mickey Cochrane talks to pitcher Lynwood "Schoolboy" Rowe, who predicts he will have a better year than 1934. Shots of Rowe throwing pitches to catcher Ray Hayworth. Clip shifts to New York Giants training camp. Pitchers including #12 Freddy Fitzsimmons and #18 Roy Parmalee take part in warmup drill in front of fans. Palm trees in background. Manager Bill Terry hits ground balls in practice. Shortstop Dick Bartell fields a ball. Giant players perform ball tricks. A serious Terry says the addition of new players has improved the club and predicts the Giants will win the National League pennant. (Note: Giants finished third.)
Newsreel clip from "Ford News" about opening day of the 1934 baseball season at Detroit's Navin Field. View of the crowd as announcer says 24,000 turned out on a frigid day. Shots of pregame ceremonies, with parade and raising of the American flag. Firefighters present trophy that will go to team's most valuable player. Tigers manager and catcher Mickey Cochrane smiles at huge floral display showing his likeness, and is later given a new car by Ford Motor Company. Camera pans across Tigers players in warmup jackets, standing on steps of the dugout. Mayor Frank Cousins throws out first pitch. Game starts, White Sox third baseman Jimmy Dykes singles to score Luke Appling. Another White Sox player grounds out. In sixth inning, Cochrane slides into third after a hit by Goose Goslin. (Note smokestack pumping out black smoke in background.) After Cochrane scores, Hank Greenberg hits a double to score Goslin. A smiling Cochrane holds a bat in the dugout. Shots taken from unusual angle show other Tigers scoring and running bases. Clip ends with title card saying "See the Ford News at this theatre every week."
Telephone lines laid along the Florida coast in the United States. Equipment in view during the extending of telephone lines along the Florida coast. A crane beside the train station in the town of Jewfish, Florida in the upper Florida Keys. A board on the train station building reads 'Jew Fish'. The crane at work. Florida in later years: View of rolls of telephone cables outside a building. Men laying telephone cables from a roll kept on a wheel cart. A small wooden building with a board that reads 'The New Telephone Bldg., Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company'. Another small building with a few boards. One of the boards reads 'Keeping Face With Orlands'. A large concrete building with a path in the front. Trees along the side of the path.