Football matches in California and Wisconsin. The USC (University of Southern California) Trojans play against the California Golden Bears in Los Angeles, California. The game in progress. The crowd cheers from the stands. The USC Trojans beat the California Golden Bears with a score of 10-0. In another game played between the Wisconsin's Badgers and the UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), the UCLA wins with a score of 20-7 in Wisconsin.
Major catastophe events of the year 1952. Views of destruction on the ground in Elizabeth, New Jersey, after American Airlines flight 6780, a Convair 240, crashed into a house at Williamson and South Streets on January 22, 1952. Burned wreckage and devastation seen at the crash site in Elizabeth following the crash and subsequent explosions damaging or destroying multipole houses in the 600 block of Williamson Street. In the first few seconds of the clip, the Battin High School for Girls is seen in the background. The school was adjacent to the crash but not hit. Narrator also describes the crash of an Army transport plane in California which killed 86 soldiers, but no images of that crash are shown. Next scenes shift to England, on September 6, 1952, as a de Havilland DH.110 jet aircraft, piloted by John Derry, explodes in midair after achieving Mach 1 and then beginning a left bank and climb at 450 knots during the 1952 Farnborough Airshow. Spectators at the British air show are seen on the ground in the area below the explosion and where debris rained down on the crowd causing deaths and injuries. Engines from the blown-up DH.110 plane (prototype, ID WG236) are seen hurtling through the sky toward Observation Hill immediately after the mid-air explosion. Scenes show crowd working to tend to the wounded and shocked families and children crying.
General Dwight D Eisenhower sitting in car, waves during his campaign in United States. Eisenhower stands on a stage at a rally in front of the South Carolina State House. Mamie Eisenhower seen at the South Carolina rally. Views from train of Green Bay Wisconsin train station as Eisenhower campaign arrives. People carry signs that read "Welcome Ike - Citizens for Eisenhower and Nixon". Adlai Stevenson greets a crowd while campaigning. President Harry S Truman with his wife on the back of a railroad car during a "whistle stop" tour of North Dakota. Native American Indian people gather. A Native American Indian chief on the railroad car with President Truman and his wife, Bess Truman.
The University of Wisconsin Badgers and the University of Illinois Fighting Illini college football teams play football on field in Madison Wisconsin competing for Big Ten honors. Huge crowd gathered to watch the match. The Wisconsin team wins by 28-7 over the Illinois team.
Democratic Party primary contest activity in Wisconsin. A building in Wisconsin, identified as local headquarters for John F. Kennedy Presidential campaign. Next is a billboard advertising Hubert Humphrey for President. Views of several Kennedy and Humphrey political campaign posters. Cars in parking plade at a olling place. Inside, Wisconsin Democratic voters cast ballots in the primary election. Several views of voters coming and going at the polling place. Next, Republicans are seem gathered at the Republican Womens' National Conference in Washington, DC. Republican notables eating from box lunches, include H. Ross Perot; Senator Barry Goldwater; President and Mrs (Mamie) Eisenhower; Vice President Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat. Next, President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon are seen onstage, together, as Ike prepares to speak, indorsing Nixon for President.