President Herbert Hoover sails for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands accompanied by his friends and advisors. He is greeted by officers as he boards battleship Arizona. President undertook the trip to raise funds for children of insular possessions.
Activities of West Point cadets in Virginia, United States. They are on a trip to Fort Eustis, Fort Monroe and Langley Field. They observe field artillery exercises at the places. They fire field artillery. Some of the cadets watch through binoculars. Smoke rises due to firing.
Nineteen year old, Henry Ellsworth Vines, of Pasadena California and opponent George Lott, Jr., of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, battle for 1931 National Tennis Championship at Forest Hills, New York on September 12, 1931, in the 51st U.S. Men's Singles Tennis championship match. They are seen entering the stadium before a capacity crowd, and shaking hands before the match. Views of several strokes and exchanges during the match. At the end, both players meet at the net,shake hands, and walk off the court together. Vines beats Lott (79 63 97 75). Vines poses with trophy.
Australian explorer, Sir Hubert Wilkins, and his wife, Suzanne (Bennet) Wilkins, arriving at Lakehurst, New Jersey, aboard the Zeppelin Hindenburg (LZ-129). They are interviewed about their impressions.. Sir Hubert talks about enjoying this trip just as much as they enjoyed travel on the "old Graf Zeppelin." But he notes the accommodations and comfort aboard the "New Hindenburg" were even better. Lady Wilkins also praised the Hindenburg. She tells about a storm that had no effect on the ship or passengers, noting that nobody suffered motion sickness. (Their remarks are repeated in successive takes.)
Interior of a house, husband and wife flip through "New Homes" magazine. Man hands his wife a couple of twenty dollar bills which she places in bank deposit book. Man and woman come up, walk to door. Woman hangs wash on line in backyard as neighbor comes to fence; she walks over to neighbor and talks. Man mowing, struggles with old mower. Neighbor brings him his new mower. Man and woman greet neighbors, group around a table, playing cards. Man and his husband enter election headquarters. A young girl seated in a house, girl sobs over school books as her mother tries to comfort her. Father walks in, takes off coat, sits and helps daughter with school work. Woman enters "Andres Jackson Intermediate School" entrance. She walks along corridor, enters empty class room, goes over to teacher's desk, shakes hands with teacher.
Employment for Negroes provided by Works Progress Administration (WPA) Projects in New York, United States. Unskilled workers gather at construction site. Workers work at improvement projects. They pick rocks and put on truck. Crane in the background. Worker on picker, it picks mud and put it on dumper. Workers work on road and drive leveler, dumper on site. Workers on WPA housing demolishing project break down old houses and construct comfort sanitary apartments. Skilled workers work on swimming pools and bath houses at Colonial Park.