United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs the Constitution of the Philippines, as permitted by the Tydings-McDuffie Act of 1934. View of the signed Philippine Constitution that had been produced by the Constitution Convention in the Philippines and approved there on February 8, 1935 before being presented to Roosevelt in Washington for his signature. (It was later ratified on May 14, 1935). President Roosevelt talks about the importance of document signed. Philippine President Manuel L Quezon stands up, shakes hands with President Roosevelt and thanks him on behalf of the Filipino people.
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the recently formalized Philippine Constitution in Washington DC, United States. It had been formalized by a Constitutional Convention and approved in the Philippines on February 8, 1935. President Roosevelt at a desk as he signs the document, as required by the Tydings-McDuffie Act of 1934. Other officials stand behind the President. Philippine leader Manuel Quezon seated next to the President. President Roosevelt speaks from his desk. He congratulates the Filipino people for enacting a constitution for themselves. He says that after the ratification the people of the Philippines will have self government. Manuel Quezon shakes hands with the President and thanks him.
Pursuant to the terms of the Tydings-McDuffie Act of 1934, United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs the Philippine Constitution presented to him by Philippine President Manuel Quezon, in Washington DC. View of the signed Philippine Constitution cover document. President Roosevelt signs one copy and hands it to one of the officials present. Then he signs another for President Manuel Quezon, who stands, shakes hands and thanks President Roosevelt, and then sits again. Audio of casual discussion during the signing ceremony is heard. President Roosevelt reads provisions of the act. President Manuel Quezon gives a brief speech to thank the United States.
Scenes from Army Day on April 6, 1934. Secretary of War George Henry Dern, in broadcast to the nation about importance of the Army, in peacetime. Brief glimpses of the Yellowstone River lower falls and Old Faithful and Beehive geysers erupting in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming. View amongst log buildings in Reproduction of Army Fort Dearborn, at the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. A pioneer wagon; Native American Indians in ceremonial regalia; antique locomotives and trains at the Exposition. Army General Leonard Wood being sworn in as the Governor General of the Philippines. Closeup of General of the Armies, John J. Pershing, America's highest ranking Military officer. Headquarters of Walter Reed Army hospital, in Washington, DC, named for U.S. Army Major Walter Reed, who confirmed that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquito. Acting on this, the U.S. was able to complete the Panama Canal. View of French dredging equipment sitting idle in the water after Yellow Fever prevented them from completing the canal. Closeup of U.S. Army General William C. Gorgas, who, in 1904, headed the Sanitary Department that controlled mosquitoes and eradicated Yellow Fever, so the canal could be finished. View of a cayman in swamp near the canal. Photograph of George Washington Goethals, Chief Engineer credited with making the canal happen. Explosives employed in canal construction. Earth and rocks being loaded into open rail cars. A steamship transiting the Panama Canal. The Washington Monument; U.S. Library of Congress; and the Lincoln Memorial, cited as examples of accomplishments by U.S. Army engineers. The Wilson Dam, under construction by Army engineers, in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and system of levees being built to control the Mississippi River. The raging Mississippi River during 1927 flood. Flood victims being assisted by U.S. Army soldiers, at a tent camp, receiving food and clothing. An Army airplane flying over a forest fire. Army personnel supervising men in the Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC. Mail being loaded aboard an Army airplane, as airmail service is being opened between Washington DC and New York City. President Woodrow Wilson talking with Army pilot Major Reuben H. Fleet. Mail being loaded into the nose of an airplane. U.S. Army Douglas World Cruiser airplanes in flight, returning from their trip around the world in 1924. A pilot sitting in front seat of a Douglas O-38 airplane, pulls a fabric hood over his cockpit to practice "blind flying". View of the aircraft in flight, with instructor pilot in the open rear cockpit. Army aviators taking a camera and a rifle aboard their airplane as they prepare to leave on an aerial mapping flight. Aerial view of skyscrapers of Manhattan Island, New York City. Army Signal Corps personnel working on communications devices. A cable laying ship operating at sea, in support of the U.S. Army's Alaskan cable and telegraph system. Men loading chemicals into hoppers on Army crop dusting airplane. Several views of Army airplanes crop dusting. Glimpse of boll weevil, the target of their efforts. Closeup of Karl Connell, who as a major in the AEF, in World War I, invented a superior gas mask known as the “Connell” or “Victory” mask. A group of miners wearing gas masks enter a smoky mine entrance. The Army invented tear gas, which is shown being used to thwart a bank robbery, in a staged demonstration. Brigadier General Hugh Johnson, appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt, as head of the Great Depression era National Recovery Administration, or NRA, is seen about to give a speech. Narrator cites him as an example of U.S. Army officers who also serve the country in civilian life. Scene shifts to cadets on parade at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
Protestant missions in Asia and Africa emphasize the medical, recreational, educational and service activities. Activities of people in the Philippines Island. Men work inside an industrial building. They load goods on a vehicle. They work on machines. A board reads: 'join the DVBS institute'. Children in vocational and bible schools. Women teach them.
Professor Eugen Sänger's design for self-cooling rocket motor, March 20, 1934. Drawing of Rocket motor S.R.4, from April 14, 1934, designed with a cooling coil around the combustion chamber jacket. Drawing of Motor S.R.5, from April 24, 1934, with exits in the combustion chamber and nozzle only from cooling coils. Picture of the S.R.5 motor. Sänger's drawings for a self-demanding pumping head in single and double piston designs. Such a rocket motor, designed on May 13, 1934, to generate 100 Kg of thrust. Pictures of the S.R.5 rocket motor and test apparatus, with it firmly fastened to a steel plate to keep it from moving during the burn test. Closeup of the actual burn test in Professor Sänger's workshop, Vienna Austria.