Screen magazine film 'The Old Home Town' shows activities in Springfield, New Jersey and its citizens' interest in the war effort. Service flag in the window of a house to symbolize a family member in service. Interior of the house. Framed photographs on the mantle in the living room. A mother writes a letter to her son describing the latest activities of Springfield. Views of The First National Bank of Springfield, a store for War Bonds and Stamps, a Luncheonette for soda candy and ice cream. High School children in a packed eatery. Cars line a street downtown. Women outside stores in the market. Children rush out of a school building. A mail man approaches a house to deliver mail. Two women share news received in a mail from a son at war. A newspaper boy delivers the newspaper to a doorstep. A man reads the newspaper with his family in the living room. An Honor Roll erected by the Lions Club in the town square. Two men put up a star near the name of Howard Lott, lost in the Mediterranean. Men fix handy work around houses like: saw wood, fix bureau, wash windows, fix doors and paint landings. People of Springfield in a church pray for the young men and women in service.
Shows the National Marble Championship held at Ocean City in New Jersey, United States. Contestants from round the country take part. Match played on hexagonal rings. Cliff Seaver of Springfield, Massachusetts wins the title. The crowned champion poses for the camera
Busy streets of the cities in the United States. A woman officer at a desk of Army-Navy Screen Magazine's "By Request Department" addresses U.S. soldiers overseas during World War 2, and says they will show views of various American home towns by request.. Busy intersection along Capitol Street in Charleston, West Virginia. 1930s automobiles on roads and American citizens walking on city streets. Next scene shows the main street of Wytheville, Virginia with cars, pedestrians, and shops. Next scene is of main street area in Fall River, Massachusetts. Buildings seen on either sides of the streets and buses at bus station depot. Next view is of Springfield Street, looking toward Market Street in the center of Newark, New Jersey. Main streets of Winslow Arizona, with citizens dressed in Western wear, and then a main intersection in Tucson, Arizona, where a paper boy sells newspapers on a street corner.
The New York Yankees train at Atlantic City New Jersey for the 1944 baseball season, during World War 2. Yankees players, wearing long sleeves, jog around the infield. Manager Joe McCarthy addresses the club. Players warm up with throwing and batting drills. Outfielder Ed Levy (#9) swings in batting cage. Second baseman Stuffy Sternweiss (#2) takes a swing. Manager McCarthy clowns around with movie camera. Action shifts to New York Giants spring training camp in Lakewood, New Jersey. Catcher Gus Mancuso takes part in camera tricks. Manager and Hall of Fame slugger Mel Ott looks over his squad. Shortshop Billy Jurges hits a ground ball. (Note: Spring training for all Major League Baseball clubs was in the north that year because of travel restrictions during World War II.)
Views of The Great Atlantic Hurricane lashing at northeast United States areas (after having already hit the North Carolina Outer Banks), and views of the aftermath and early cleanup following the storm. Regions shown include Atlantic City, Long Island (where it came ashore as a category 3 hurricane on September 15, 1944), New York City suburbs, and parts of New England. High surf flooding boardwalks and coastal cities. Trees bent over and snapped in high winds. People walking with difficulty in the high winds. Streets of towns submerged in water. Coastal docks destroyed and large boats scattered high onto shore areas. Trees, poles, and wires downed over roads and homes. Entire homes moved off of their foundations and placed down the street. The "Great Atlantic Hurricane" was the first example of a named hurricane by the Miami Hurricane Warning Office, which later became the National Hurricane Center. The name was meant to reflect the hurricane's size and intensity.
British working men at a New Jersey labor management meeting in United States. Employee suggestions are analyzed at the meeting.