Scenes showing various historical events that took place in April 1935. In Stresa, Italy, on the banks of Lake Maggiore, leaders of Britain, France and Italy confer on German rearmament, in violation and defiance of the Versailles Treaty. (There they sign the "Stresa Front"). Images show the French and British delegations arriving by boat and walking near the port at Stresa, including British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald, French Prime Minister Pierre Etienne Flandin, and French Foreign Minister (President of the Council of Ministers) Pierre Laval. U.S. College students across the country join in anti-war, pacifist demonstrations. They are seen marching with banners and anti-war signs and cartoons. One banner reads, "It is the task of the 20th century to make this world a brotherhood." Also "War is Hell....Who want to go to hell?" and "War is Stupid". President Franklin Roosevelt returns from a two week cruise. He arrives in Jacksonville Florida. Local officials and crowds in Jacksonville greet him and cheer. Boy Scouts in a line greet the President. Views of Franklin Roosevelt in an open car and on ships and docks. Al Smith and Herbert Hoover share the speaker's stage in New York lending their support for the Salvation Army during the Depression. Scenes from the Easter Parade in New York City. Crowds gather, filling double-decker open air buses. Al Smith seen with his wife. Postmaster General James Farley and Irish tenor singer John McCormack are seen on Fifth Avenue in New York. Amelia Earhart completes a 1700-mile flight from Burbank, California to Mexico City. Scenes of her in Mexico City in a car laden down with celebrating Mexican officials. Aviatrix Bernadine King sets a new record for upside down endurance flying. She is seen getting into her plane, and her plane is seen upside down in the air.
Audience enters the Town Hall in New York to hear a recital by Marian Anderson on December 30, 1935. Curtains are opened. Marian Anderson stands beside a pianist on the stage. Audience applauds. She sings while the pianist plays. Marian Anderson bows to the audience. Curtains are closed. Two assistants help Marian sit in a chair because she has been performing with a broken ankle. View of the streets in the District of South Philadelphia., Marian's native hometown. Marian's mother Mrs Anna Anderson at her home. Shots of members of the Union Baptist Church passing an offering plate to raise money to aid Marian Anderson. Marian Anderson talks with manager Sol Hurok in dressing room. Marian Sings during another concert. Crowd applauds as she finishes. View of the New York Times showing name of Marian Anderson in the roster list of great American artists. Montage shows Marian's concerts cards, awards received by Marian from city foundations, the Philadelphia Bach Award of 10,000 dollars in 1941. Marian performs outside at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, USA on Easter Sunday April 9, 1939. Thousands in attendance at the concert as she sings My Country Tis of Thee.
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.)
Belle Bart, famous astrologer at desk in her office, New York, USA. She speaks on her predictions for the Year 1936. She reminds viewers of her predictions for the year 1935. She says that the period of prosperity will extend from 1936-1943. She further says that although war is imminent in the far East, and that some nations will become eclipsed during this period, the general trend through 1943 will be "happiness and prosperity for all."
A horse show in New York City, United States. A large number of people gathered at the Madison Square Garden for the National Horse Show Association's annual horse show of 1935. Horse riders make their horses jump over obstacles during the equestrian show's jumping event. The riders exhibit beautiful formations during the show.
United States boxers Max Baer and Buddy Baer in New York in 1935. The boxers are on a training for their next boxing match. People gather to meet them. The boxers practicing in the boxing ring. Houses in the background.