A marble championship in Ocean City, New Jersey. Boys compete at the National Marble Championship. Participants strike marbles. Aaron Butash of Throop Pennsylvania wins the championship as others run onto the course and surround him. The winner seated in a throne chair as he wears a victory crown. An official greets winner Aaron Butash.
Jewish war veterans in Atlantic City, New Jersey. People walk along the Atlantic City boardwalk as they hold American flags. War veterans (mostly from World War I) and women march during a procession. The veterans march out onto the beach, and then back onto the boardwalk. The veterans, led by a veteran Civil War union soldier, gather in front of the Stanley Theater (later the Roxy Theater) on the Boardwalk at Kentucky Avenue. The Stanley Theater marquee is advertising the Warner Brothers Pictures show, "Gold Diggers of 1933. 200 girls. 50 stars." The Civil War veteran is recognized first, and presented with a U.S. flag by Jack Warner of the Warner brothers. The Civil War veteran shakes hands with a young boy who wears a cap bearing the star of David.
The SS Leviathan, the largest ocean liner afloat, (former German ocean liner Vaterland, seized and renamed by the U.S. Government in 1917, as America entered World War 1). Tug boats assist the three-stacker Leviathan as she enters New York harbor. Tug boats working with another troop ship (two-stacker) in the harbor. Ferry boat in background. A sleek troop transport ship with two slanted stacks and rakish lines, accentuated by camouflage, in a New Jersey harbor.Two Navy troop ships underway with an airplane flying overhead. A column of U.S. Navy troop transport ships underway in the Atlantic ocean. A barrage balloon is seen overhead.
Memorial statue in Central Park, New York, to the 7th U.S. Army Regiment of World War I (World War 1, WWI, First World War). American infantrymen run with rifles from C-47 transport planes. U.S. soldiers in battlefield in Europe, and parading in tanks and marching,along the Champs Elysee,in Paris, France, with the Arch of Triumph behind them. Soldiers march with flags. People watch. Korean War era U.S. soldiers march with rifles. West Point cadets march in New York City. Houses and buildings along the sides of the street. U.S. Army soldiers in various modes of operation: riflemen, artillerymen, paratroopers,ski troops, and Army engineers building bridges. One scene shows a woman soldier working as a mechanic. Soldiers training on an obstacle course, traversing a polar region with dog sleds. A gun emplacement in Hawaii and U.S.troops parading in the Philippines. A ship traversing the Panama Canal. View of U.S. Army tent Camp in Puerto Rico. A U.S. soldier sentry standing guard beside the ocean, in summer, in Iceland. An American soldier poses on a hill in New Jersey, silhouetted against backdrop of the Manhattan skyline with tall skyscrapers of New York City seen behind him. Sergeant James Mansfield talks about Colonel William Wilson Quinn. Colonel William Wilson Quinn on the show discusses the blue badge of the combat infantryman. The badge framed on a wall. He says that the badge has a blue background which is the color of the infantry. Copy of a rifle on the badge is surrounded by a circle with a star.
American aviator Wiley Post returns to Floyd Bennett Field in New York after completing his solo flight around the world in a just under 8 days. People gather in a large number to welcome him. They gather around his aircraft. Scene shifts to streets of New York City where Wiley Post is honored with a ticker tape parade for his Around The World achievement. The aviator seated aboard a jeep passing by. People celebrate and greet him. He is bestowed with the Medal of Valor by New York City Mayor John P. O'Brien. Next segment shows plane of American aviator Roscoe Turner landing, after his record-setting flight from New York to Los Angeles in 10 hours and 5 minutes flying his Wedell-Williams Model 44 (WW-44) aircraft. This won him the 1933 Bendix Trophy. Close view of Roscoe Turner smiling from the cockpit of his aircraft. From a November 10, 1958 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
Documentary about the geography of New York. New York is the largest city in America. Its commercial supremacy is due to its fine harbor. A geographic map of New York, showing areas as Brooklyn, Manhattan, Lower Bay, Bronx and New Jersey. The bays and rivers in New York are shown. The Statue of Liberty. The waterfront of New York. High rise buildings along the waterfront. Miles of docks at the waterfront for ocean shipping.