Senator James Mead of New York in Silver Spring, Maryland. Senator James Mead and Mayor of Louisville Wilson Wyatt inspect temporary re-use war housing. Sign board outside a houses read 'Demountable Houses- Prefabrication', 'Temporary War Housing' and 'Portable Family Dwelling'.
A meeting of the Public Housing Council Committee in Silver Spring, Maryland. Mayor of Louisville Wilson Wyatt comes up on a stage and gives a brief speech. He speaks about Temporary War Housing problems and their solutions. He talks about building houses for citizens regardless of creed and color. He also talks about residential and office housing. The committee members are seated on the stage. Immediate post-war era.
The Silver Springs in Florida, United States. An animated map of Florida depicting the location of the Silver Springs. Two children look into the water. Plant life and fishes underwater. Fishes jump on the surface of the water. Fishes underwater. A swimmer underwater in the spring.
The world's first underwater boxing match at Silver Springs in Florida near Ocala. A young woman referees while "Davey Jones" serves as cameramen. The boxers are dubbed, "Mike Bass" and "Willie Salmon" as they flounder underwater.
The Silver Springs in Florida, United States. An excursion boat underway on the water surface. Views of the river and the shore. Hunters on a vehicle which uses rollers instead of wheels. The hunters and a dog walk along a railroad track. Views of the river and the shore.
Newsreel clip entitled "Ball Players Train in North" shows major league baseball teams holding spring training in 1943. Teams were not allowed to travel south to Florida because of World War 2 travel restrictions. First part of clip shows men (presumably baseball players) riding in a horse and buggy along a tree-lined road. Giants seen running on field and meeting with manager and Hall of Fame outfielder Mel Ott. Players pose for camera, all wearing long sleeves. Closeup of Giants Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell. Giants players seen throwing at posters of Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler and Hideki Tojo -- Leaders of the Axis powers during the war. Players look at the posters after throwing; note patriotic war patch on Giant player's sleeve. Clip shifts to Washington Senators training camp the same year. Coach and renowned baseball clown Nick Altrock leads players in warmup drills. Players warm up in outfield, near what looks like a heating plant. Closeup of Senators pitcher Dutch Leonard throwing. Closeup of Senators owner Clark Griffith (in overcoat) talking with manager Ossie Bluege. Closeup of Bluege. Players marvel over of 7-foot player Richard Ahrens, who was signed by the Senators that spring as a possible publicity stunt; he never appeared in a minor or major league game. Washington players pretend to warm themselves up by small campfire on the field. Another shot of Altrock. (Note: There is no indication where these clips were taken but the Giants trained in Lakewood, New Jersey that spring and the Senators trained in College Park, Maryland. )