U.S. Army draftees head for a training in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Girls walk down a road as they carry American flags. Girls dressed in colorful dresses beat drums. The new recruits carrying banners walk on a street. The draftees being administered an oath of office as officials look on. A sign on a bus reads 'Philadelphia's 1st contingent of draftees'. The draftees aboard a bus wave.
U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt receives an honorary LLD (Doctor of Law) degree in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The President seated in a car. He inspects a navy yard. Troops stand at attention. He receives the LLD degree from the University of Pennsylvania at its bicentennial celebration. People gather in a hall to greet the President. He addresses the people. The crowd applauds.
Activities aboard ships docked at Philadelphia Naval Base in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rear Admiral Schuirmann comes aboard the USS Philadelphia (CL-41) light cruiser prior to ceremony. American flag is lowered from the fore top of the USS Philadelphia. Naval officers await the ceremony to start. Brazilian flag is raised to fore top of the USS Philadelphia light cruiser. Brazilian and American Naval personnel salute. USS Philadelphia tied alongside pier. USS ST Louis (CL-49) light cruiser tied along the pier. American sailor in the foreground. Sailor salutes and Brazilian being flag raised to fore top of USS St. Louis.
Cierva C30 Autogiro (G-ACIO) built by British A.V. Roe & Co. is seen parked at Air Park, London, England. Several views of the autogiro. Scene shifts to aerial view of the new Federal Post Office building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. A Kellett autogiro lands on the building roof, on May 25, 1935,as part of dedication ceremonies,for the new Post Office building. Officials stand on the rooftop watching the landing. The pilot delivers a mail pouch to James A. Farley, the U.S. Postmaster General, thus initiating airmail service between Camden New Jersey and Philadelphia. Aerial views of the Post Office building and surrounding downtown Philadelphia. The autogiro climbing steeply away.
Girls carrying flags and banner lead a parade of draftees as they move for their training in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The draftees parade on roads and the civilians stand by the side of roads and wave them. The draftees get into their buses. A senior official administers the oath taking of the draftees.
Franklin D. Roosevelt begins his election campaign in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He delivers a speech at the convention hall to seek people's support in his favour.