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.
A film titled 'Louis And Farr Hold Postmortem On The Big Fight'. Joe Louis with a bruise under the eye talks about his win in the boxing match against Tommy Farr in Newark, New Jersey. Tommy Farr gives a loser's version of the encounter in Long Branch in New Jersey.
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 Howard Hughes flies from coast to coast in 7 ½ hours. Hughes exits out of cockpit of Hughes H-1 Racer plane in Newark, New Jersey. Crowd surrounds the plane. Cameraman atop a car. Hughes H-1 Racer being pushed by men towards a hangar.
Unemployed men in Newark, New Jersey during the Great Depression. Disturbance at railroad and dockyard being brought under control by policemen on horseback. Train and ships in background. A sign reads 'No men wanted'. Men sleep on park benches. A man holds a sign reading 'Unemployed'. Men sleep in doorways Sidewalk soup kitchen. View of shacks and an order by the Department of Health declaring them unfit for human habitation and ordering them vacated at once. Order is signed by Charles V. Craster, M,D, D.P.H., Health Officer.
Howard Hughes climbs out of the cockpit of his H-1 Racer, a custom built low wing monoplane, license number NR258Y, after completing his record breaking transcontinental flight from California. He allows another man to sit in the cockpit as Hughes talks to him. Ground crew pushes the airplane into the hangar.