Robert (Slim) Jones buried alive at a grave during a show in Springfield, Pennsylvania. Rescue party digs him out of his grave when an accident occurred due to the seepage of water in his coffin.
Scenes from two World War I Liberty Bond drives. First scenes are in Washington D.C.during World War I. United States Navy sailors march down the Pennsylvania Avenue. A naval band plays and men carrying American flags march down the Avenue. The United States Capitol in the background. Landmarks seen include: Post Office Building and Willard Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue. A street car is seen and a sign advertising Kelly Springfield Tires is clearly seen from Pennsylvania Avenue. A newsboy carrying papers. A truck with a banner on it to promote the sale of Fourth Liberty Loan. Sailors march and the naval band plays as they move past the Old Executive Office Building. John Phillip Sousa conducts a massive Navy brass band from the steps of the Capitol. Around 1:07 scene change to a Liberty Loan parade on 5th Avenue in New York City. A sign reads "Over the Top. The Fourth Liberty Loan Must be Made a Glorious Success. United Waist League of America." Sign on side of building for C.G. Gunther's Sons Fur Company (391 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan). U.S. Navy sailors among military groups parading on Fifth Avenue. A group of officials including United States Vice President Thomas Marshall and New York Governor Charles Whitman in coats and top hats are seen near the Altar of Liberty during the parade. With them is a U.S. Army chaplain in military uniform with a sign on him that reads "Lend !"
U.S. Navy sailors parade along Pennsylvania Avenue to launch the Fourth Liberty Loan Drive in Washington DC. The U.S. Capitol is seen clearly in the background. A tall sign is seen above the skyline, advertising Kelly Springfield tires. The parade continues past the Post Office Building on the South and the Willard Hotel to the North, and turns North on 14th Street, with a huge brass band playing near the front. A few people ride in a bus festooned with flags and signs reading "Fourth Liberty Loan" and "Buy Your Bond Today." Marchers are seen passing the State, War,and Navy Building, (Old Executive Office Building) at Pennsylvania and 17th Street. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
Jerome Hanna 'Dizzy' Dean named outstanding athlete of 1934 by Sports Writers Association in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dean, who led baseball's St. Louis Cardinals to World Series title that year, accepts a drink and the trophy. Men in tuxedos eat at the banquet. The man in closeup at TC: 00:35 is longtime Philadelphia Athletics owner and manager Connie Mack. Dean bites into his chicken and laughs.
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.
USS Springfield return to Boston, Massachusetts. A ceremony in progress on board the ship. U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Means Johnston speaks at the ceremony. Mayor N.O. Howarth of Massachusetts is present. Johnston at a podium. A Lt. Governor Sargent speaks from the podium under 6" guns. The commanding officer receives a scroll from the Lt. Governor Sargent. Lt. Governor Sargent presents a folded flag to the C.O. A cameraman with his movie camera. Johnston introduces Mayor N.O. Howarth of Springfield, Illinois. The Mayor steps up to the podium and speaks. Mayor Howarth holds the key to the city. The key to the city is presented to the C.O. by Mayor Howarth. Crew stands at quarters during the ceremony. Officers and men during the ceremony. Mayor C.V. Ryan, Springfield, Massachusetts, steps up to the podium to give his remarks. Mayor Ryan speaks from the podium. The C.O. speaks to Mayor Howarth. Dignitaries stand at one side during the ceremony. A captain poses with the Mayors and other dignitaries. Craig Trefethen, SN, seated in a wheelchair. A sailor lost his legs when a mooring line snapped aboard Springfield in Naples. Craig Trefethen smiles for the camera. Johnston and visitors look at the Terrier missile. Missiles on a launcher in the foreground. The Terrier missile slides onto a launcher in the left foreground. The fantail of the ship, showing a UH-2A copter parked in the background.