Major General James L Collins commanding Puerto Rican department and Governor Rexford Tugwell review Columbus Day Parade in Puerto Rico. U.S. Army soldiers, native Puerto Rican girl, and Puerto Rican sailors march in review. American band wearing helmets march.
Officials dressed in white business suits, march, flanked by American flags,in a parade for the National Youth Administration, past the Captiol Building in San Juan, Puerto Rico. They are followed by youth in black overalls, shouldering spades. Behind them march girls, carrying a banner reading: "NYA, Caguas Proyecto." A truck comes next, displaying a large poster in its rear reading: "NYA for Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Leads the way," amd listing various NYA youth projects in Puerto Rico. Youth carrying N.Y.A. banners and American flags come next, followed by more young men carrying spades. Youthful firemen stand beside reels of hoses and a sign reading: "Bomberos de Guayama." An official pins a badge on the lapel of a man being honored. Next, a fireman, and two youth demonstrate by spraying water from their hose along the street. Remainder of the film is a montage of views. Scene shifts to the harbor, where two U.S. Clemson class destroyers are seen. Then boys are seen playing on a beach. A closeup of a young woman. Closeups of several of the youthful firemen previously seen. Several youth with spades, seen from the rear. An American flag wafting in a breeze.
Aviator Charles Lindbergh visits San Juan, Puerto Rico. A huge crowd awaits his arrival at an air field. Lindbergh's plane 'Spirit of Saint Louis' lands and taxis. Men move towards the plane as it comes to a halt. Closeup of the 'Spirit of Saint Louis'. Several officials stand near the airplane as Lindbergh prepares to leave the cockpit. Among them is George H. Estes, Jr., Commander of U.S. Troops in Puerto Rico. ( He held rank of Brigadier General, in 1918, but now wears peacetime rank insignia of Colonel.) Others greeting Lindbergh include Puerto Rican government officials and civilians, who watch as Lindbergh climbs out of the cockpit. Lindbergh poses with Governor of Puerto Rico, Horace M Towner, and other officials.
Inauguration of Luis Munoz Marin as first elected Governor of Puerto Rico. Large celebration with parade of U.S. troops and Puerto Rican National Guard. View of the Puerto Rican Capitol Building. American and Puerto Rican flags. Governor Luis Munoz Marin reviews parade. He takes the oath of office, administered by Chief Justice of the Puerto Rican Supreme Court, Angel de Jesus. Standing behind the Governor, is U.S. Senator, Henry Cabot Lodge, who has his hand on the Governor's back, and congratulates him. The Governor speaks over microphone. Decorated floats pass by during the parade. Children cheer. Huge crowd gathered to watch the parade and cheer. Aerial view of the Puerto Rican Capitol Building.
The University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras Campus. The Capitol Building with the U.S. flag on it.
United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Puerto Rico. President Eisenhower takes a four days vacation in Puerto Rico on returning to Washington DC from South America. Two men walk on a beach. President Eisenhower plays golf and relaxes in Puerto Rico.