Nationalist sympathizers are arrested at the Insular Police Headquarters, and placed aboard a bus, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. They are transported and seen stepping from a commercial bus with "Mazaguez Linea el Dia" written on its front. The Capitol Building of Puerto Rico can be seen in the distant background. A circular drive in front of a building is filled, bumper-to-bumper, with taxj cabs, labeled "City Taxi."
A DC-3 aircraft taxis in to the parking ramp at San Juan airport, Puerto Rico. It carries identification sign in window, reading: "U.S.Department of Commerce." U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Charles W. Sawyer, descends steps from the airplane and is greeted by Puerto Rican Governor Luis Munoz Marin and members of his Government. Car carrying the visiting party enters the portal of La Fortaleza, the Governor's official residence. A guard salutes. Inside the Governor discusses Puerto Rican affairs with Secretary Sawyer, referring to a map of the Island.
Workers construct houses and roads in San Juan, Puerto Rico. They build roads while vehicles drive on them. Number of cars parked in parking area. Dam under construction. Aerial view of houses under construction in a row. Street signs read: Calle General Patton; Avenue Las Americas; and Calle Taft. View of the Puerto Rican Capitol building.
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.
Men, women and children walk on a street in Puerto Rico. They enter a building with PDP (Popular Democratic Party) logo on it. "Pan Tierra Libertad" written under the logo.