Air Force One (C-121 named Columbine II) with President and Mrs. Eisenhower aboard, lands at Blair County Airport, Pennsylvania. The Eisenhowers depart by cadillac automobile to the town of State College, Pennsylvania, where they attend the funeral of Helen Elsie Eakin Eisenhower, wife of the President's brother, Milton S. Eisenhower. Upon arrival, President and Mrs. Eisenhower enter St. Andrew's Episcopal Church,behind Milton Eisenhower and his son, Milton Jr.(Lieutenant in military uniform, with black armband) and his daughter, Helen Eisenhower. Pallbearers carry coffin into the church. Two Episcopal Ministers, following a crucifer, emerge from church, followed by pallbearers and coffin. Spectators watch from across the street as the coffin is placed in a hearse. Dr. Milton Eisenhower walks from the church, flanked by his son and daughter. President and Mrs. Eisenhower follow immediately behind them. They all enter the Presidential limousine and drive away, followed by other cars on the funeral procession.
Wisconsin's Alan Ameche awarded with Heisman Trophy as outstanding college football player of 1954. Ameche is seen wearing a suit along with trophy presenters in conference room. University of Wisconsin football player Alan Ameche seen holding the Heisman Trophy and smiling.
The Bryn Mawr College for young women in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Girls at a traditional celebration at the Bryn Mawr College. Girls speak different languages as Spanish or French study in separate group on a table with different lecturer. Girls of geological studies on a trip outside the college examining a rock formation. A girl student sits and talks with children. Political science students during a lecture. A meeting of The International Relations Club of the college, together with male members of the club from nearby Haverford College. A male student smoking a pipe, a female student smoking a cigarette as they talk during the meeting. Students act during a stage play, again combining students from Bryn Mawr and Haverford College.
College student volunteers of the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers) work together at a Penn-Craft work camp, building homes and facilities for a coal-mining community in Pennsylvania (possibly Norvelt?). Opening image shows the book "The Plight of the Bituminous Coal Miner" by Homer Lawrence Morris and Joseph H. Willits. View of farmland and a new mining community from a high hill. Craft work Camp in Pennsylvania. View of a community mining area. Coal elevator building and rows of miner's homes close together in the background. Students help miners build new homes. They work on scaffolding, building walls of homes with stone and mortar. View of lumber piled high and a worker sawing a board. Workers move building materials in wheelbarrows. A stone home with a partially framed roof. A negro student volunteer breaks up rock with a sledge hammer. Volunteers load stone from a nearby quarry onto waiting trucks. Workers slide rocks from a quarry to a waiting team below, who loads rock pieces into a mill that pulverizes the rock and turns it into stone dust that is then carried away for use in the building projects. View of Miners simple, temporary houses. A mining family relaxes on a bench swing in front of a house and children of miners play with a dog. Men framing a temporary home. A woman volunteer paints the exterior of a house.
College student volunteers of the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers) work together at a Penn-Craft work camp, helping mining families to build homes and educate children. Near a coal-mining community in Pennsylvania (possibly Norvelt?). Quaker college student volunteer aiding women in the mining community as they operate a nursery school for children of miners. Children playing in an open field, and in a sandbox, as teachers walk around and sit with them. Children stand at a table and model clay. Teachers serve a snack to the students, seated in a circle outside a school building. A woman mops the front porch of the building, while another woman irons clothes. Young woman volunteer gives a haircut to a little boy.
Newly reconstructed Franklin Field, in Philadelphia, filled with 57 thousand spectators. The 150 member University of Illinois marching band plays and parades over the field. A cheering section in the grandstand spells out "N", as part of their message and another section spells out an A" with their cards. Prior to kickoff, Harold Edward "Red" Grange, Captain of the University of Illinois football team, stands holding a football. He is flanked by Illinois Head Coach Robert Carl Zuppke and Pennsylvania coach, John Louis. Grange hands the football to another player. The field is muddy from earlier snow and rain. Grange is seen running the ball on the very muddy field in the contest against University of Pennsylvania. Players are mud-covered and sliding during play. (Underdog Illinois won 24-2.) Scene shifts to different game with cheer leaders in grandstand spelling "Knute Rockne." Camera focuses on the famous Notre Dame football coach, Knute Rockne, attending the game, as a spectator in the stands. Cheerleaders seen at sidelines. In another scene, Grange is shown in a game, running for a touchdown at corner of goal line.
Enthusiastic spectators are seen in stands and at sidelines at a football game.