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.
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.
Scene at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Port Newark, New Jersey, as the U.S. Destroyer Escort USS McConnell is launched. Shipyard workers aboard the deck and handling lines. U.S. Naval Ensign displayed at her bow and crew looking down. Mrs. Grace Otteson McConnell swings the bottle of champagne and the USS McConnell slides down the ways after christening. View from deck of the McConnell as she goes down the ways. View from water, as she enters, stern-first. Change of scene to high vantage point overlooking the shipyard, at change of shift, when those ending leave and those arriving enter the yard to start work. Workers leaving through guarded gate. Incoming workers punching in on the time clock.
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.
Launching of U.S. freighter "Liberty" at shipyard in Kearny,New Jersey. Large crowd gather at Federal Shipbuilding Company shipyard, in Kearny, New Jersey, for launching of the freighter USS Liberty. Charles Michael Schwab, Director General of the Emergency Fleet Corporation and Edward N. Hurley, Chairman of the U.S. Shipping Board, launch the freighter USS Liberty. People hold American flags. Freighter is launched and it leaves dock.
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.