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.
Graph compares women war workers to men. Tanks are loaded onto rail freight cars. Railroad freight yards and shipping for WWII. Posters advertising war jobs for women. Women interviewed for war jobs by men. Alarm clock rings as tired woman wakes up in bed. Women in front of Sterner's department store and buying fur coats. Women reading newspapers while smoking. Crowd trying to get onto an overcrowded bus. A mother comforts her boy who has skinned his knee. Men and women leaving a factory. Interior of WWII airplane factory. Soldier examines broken tube radio on battlefield. Wounded American soldiers carried. A telegraph is delivered to a woman by a girl. She reads the telegraph. Woman crying in bed while reading letter while son comforts her. Close up photo of deceased husband. Montage of graveyards with service star. Newspaper headline "All Job Deferments Face Drastic Review" View of men inside Selective Service local board 226 office. Man working with metal lathe. Soldiers in snow in Italian mountains. Soldiers wade through water in Pacific. London Blitz damage and devastation. Dead bodies of adults and children from London Blitz. Crying women, London Blitz. Woman holding boy in arms. Woman kissing girl. Old woman sewing in factory. Women picking crops.
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.
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.
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.)