Presidential tour of proposed Gateway National Recreation Area in New York and New Jersey. U.S. President Richard M. Nixon, standing in front of the Presidential Aircraft at Newark Airport, Newark, New Jersey, with Governor William Thomas Cahill, of New Jersey, Governor Nelson Rockefeller, of New York, Mayor Kenneth Allen Gibson, of Newark, and Mayor John Lindsay, of New York City. The President's helicopter maneuvering over the proposed Gateway National Recreation Area. President Nixon speaking about the project in Hangar 14 at Newark Airport, Newark, N.J. Seated on the stage are: Governor Cahill, Secretary of Interior, Rogers C.B. Morton, Governor Rockefeller, Mayor Gibson, and Mayor Lindsay. The President shakes hands with the Governors and Mayors after concluding his remarks.
Busy streets of the cities in the United States. A woman officer at a desk of Army-Navy Screen Magazine's "By Request Department" addresses U.S. soldiers overseas during World War 2, and says they will show views of various American home towns by request.. Busy intersection along Capitol Street in Charleston, West Virginia. 1930s automobiles on roads and American citizens walking on city streets. Next scene shows the main street of Wytheville, Virginia with cars, pedestrians, and shops. Next scene is of main street area in Fall River, Massachusetts. Buildings seen on either sides of the streets and buses at bus station depot. Next view is of Springfield Street, looking toward Market Street in the center of Newark, New Jersey. Main streets of Winslow Arizona, with citizens dressed in Western wear, and then a main intersection in Tucson, Arizona, where a paper boy sells newspapers on a street corner.
U.S. aviation pioneer General James Harold 'Jimmy' Doolittle sets a new air record for flying a transport plane from Glendale to Newark in twelve hours in Newark, New Jersey. Doolittle and a man look into a map. They both board a transport airplane. 'Shell' written on the airplane. The airplane taxis and takes off from Glendale, California. The airplane in flight over the mountains. Insignia of the United States on the airplane. The airplane in flight over the clouds. The airplane lands and taxis on a runway. Hangars and a building in the background. Jimmy gets off from the airplane with his wife at an airfield in Newark.
American aviator Robert Nietzel Buck boards his aircraft in Newark, New Jersey for the junior transcontinental air speed record. Robert Buck board his PA-6 Pitcairn Mailwing named 'Yankee Clipper'. Yankee Clipper taxis and takes off.
Spectators watch as Charles A. Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, arrive by car at the Newark, New Jersey airport, where they are to try out a new Lockheed Model 8A Sirius ( Altair ) airplane, the first model equipped with retractable landing gear. Mrs.Lindbergh climbs into the rear cockpit and closes her canopy. Colonel Lindbergh converses with a Lockheed official as he climbs into the front cockpit. The aircraft taxis out and takes off. (Note: This is not the Lindberghs' airplane. This aircraft displays "NR-119-W" on its tail. It was actually purchased by the U.S. Army Air Corps as USAAC Y1C-25, number 32-393, and was damaged beyond repair in a belly up landing accident at Wright Field, Ohio, in June, 1932.)
Post-war home front activities in New Jersey, United States, shortly after the end of World War II. Locomotive train running on railroad tracks through the main street center of Passaic New Jersey. The Great Falls of the Passaic River is seen (now part of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park) with a power generating facility in the foreground. Views of various industries in the Passaic area, some deriving power from the falls. Factory workers seen outside a large industrial factory as they enter it. Narrator notes that the factories are being converted to peace time production. Women seen working in a textile mill. View of bolts of cloth, sewing, and looms. Steel mill activities. A factory making wood veneer or cardboard or thick paper. A man operates an industrial machine. Women sew clothes. Workers work on machines. View of street signs, buildings, pedestrians, and traffic with 1940s era automobiles and buses at the intersection of Broad Street and Market Street, in the Four Corners District of Newark, New Jersey. Narrator describes it as the 3rd most busy intersection in the world. Boats in Lake Hopatcong. A boat launch area at the lake and some people on the lake shore. A woman wearing a swimming cap dives into the lake from a dock.