Horse racing resumes in the United States after the end of World War II. Men work to redecorate the stands at a racing park. Horses go for their paces at the track. 30,000 people turn out at Narragansett Park, Rhode Island to watch a horse race. People lined up to purchase $2 place and show tickets at betting windows. The horse race begins. People cheer. Horses on the track. The race comes to a thrilling finish.
U.S. Marine Honor Guard in dress uniform stands at attention on the ramp at Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island, anticipating the arrival of President John F. Kennedy, and his party. They decide to reposition themselves, and march, at 'trail arms,' toward the camera. Many sailors and other naval personnel and families have turned out to see the President. They are lined up behind a rope across the ramp. Some children are seated on the ground. Camera focuses on some with closeups.Several members of a greeting party stand near steps positioned for placement against Air Force One, when it arrives. Governor John A. Notte, Jr. of Rhode Island strolls across the ramp to where State Rhode Island State Trooper, Robert F. Washburn Jr.(wearing number 18 on his uniform) and others, are standing around a table holding a large silver punch bowl. Trooper Washburn holds a matching silver goblet. A phalanx of photographers stands ready for the arrival. Air Force One lands (It is Douglas VC-118A, serial number 53-3240). White smoke is seen off to the side, as the President's arrival is greeted with cannon salute.
The Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Training Center at Melville in Rhode Island, United States. A security guard opens the gate to let trainees in with their luggage. Two sailors stand next to a board that reads 'Motor Torpedo Boat Training Center'. A group of sailors marching. Officers walk with their baggage. A board reads ''Bulkeley Park'. Faces of naval officers. A lieutenant standing on a platform briefs a group of officers. A tree with white paint at its base in the foreground. The trainees listen to an announcement on a loudspeaker. A man gives out flag signals.
The Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Training Center at Melville in Rhode Island, United States. Trainees get aboard a Patrol Torpedo Boat for the first time. An officer gives directions to the crew. The throttle of the boat placed in full speed. Wake on water surface as torpedo boats speed. Four torpedoes and a depth charger on the boat. A skipper calls the trainees forward and explains the operation of the wheel and other controls. He turns the wheel during a sharper turn. One of the trainees operates the wheel.
The Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Training Center at Melville in Rhode Island, United States. Trainees play with a large ball. 'PT' written on the ball. A boxing championship with onlookers watching. A board reads 'Men Working' with trainees reading papers in the background. An officer looks through a sextant. The trainees speak over wireless phones. A trainee reads a book 'Rules of the Road'. The trainee bumps into an officer while walking on a road reading his book. They learn to handle large torpedoes.
The Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Training Center at Melville in Rhode Island, United States. Trainees undergo diving training. An instructor explains how to work with a helmet. One of the trainee dons a diving helmet and goes into water. The trainees learn to repair the motor of a boat. They learn sign language. An officer reviews the trainees and sailors standing in a line.