An American football match between Army and Syracuse at Polo Grounds in New York. West Point cadets march in the ground. Army defeats Syracuse by 9-2.
1928 Democratic National Convention in Texas. Governor Alfred E. Smith tips his hat. Al Smith persuading Franklin to run for Governor of New York. Street scene in Albany, New York with Capitol in background. Newly elected Governor Franklin Roosevelt at his desk in office in Albany. Newly elected Governor Franklin Roosevelt, seated next to Mrs. Edith (Atschul) Lehman,as they converse, at the inaugural ball. Roosevelt's son-in-law, Curtis Dall; his daughter, Mrs. Curtis Bean Dall (Eleanor Anna E. Roosevelt) ; his wife, Eleanor; his mother, Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt; and Herbert H. Lehman, are standing behind them. Governor Roosevelt, riding in an open car with his mother, at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York. Governor Roosevelt lunching in an open pavilion at the Fair.
A rocket sled speeds up with explosives in Syracuse, New York. Harry Bull, a 21-year old university student, stands near a rocket sled. A large crowd gathers to see Harry Bull. He gets into the rocket sled. Explosives seen on either side of the rocket. A man assists him in donning goggles. Harry Bull is greeted by a woman. A smoke cloud rises from the explosives as the rocket speeds up over snow.
Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.
Several car stunts are performed at a fair. A man drives a car with a partially rounded, open roof. He brakes the car quickly and it rolls back over front on the rounded roof rails. Next scene shows a stunt man being dragged behind a moving car at high speed, then letting go and getting up to walk away. Final stunt shows involves operator of speed cars, and one is injured in an accident during a show in Albion, New York. The referee signals and drivers race their speed cars toward each other at high speed in a game of "chicken", except that both drivers leap from their cars at the last moment and the card have a head on collision. The car drivers are Mike Felber, of Syracuse, with Ernie Fosnaugh of Chicago. Fosnaugh is injured, seemingly having tripped during his leap from the car. It leaves him badly injured after the leap out of his car. Rescue workers arrive and escort the stunt racer off the race track, in an ambulance.
Baseball events in 1938 in the United States. Closeup of Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds followed by scenes of him pitching during his two back-to-back no-hitters against the Boston Red Sox and the Brooklyn Dodgers, respectively. Spectators seated in the stands. Legendary baseball player, George Herman "Babe" Ruth, now a Brooklyn Dodger coach, is seen donning a Dodger uniform. He hits a ball on the sidelines during warmups. View of fans seated in the stands. Baseball team New York Yankees in its dugout during the 1938 World Series against the Chicago Cubs. Yankees defeat Cubs. New York Yankees manager Joe McCarthy shakes hands with Chicago Cubs Manager Gabby Hartnett after New York wins the World Series in four games straight. New York Mayor, Fiorello LaGuardia, is seen in a box seat, wearing a large-brimed hat. He holds his nose and waves a hand in distain. The spectators in the stands cheer. From a September 16, 1963 newsreel featuring events from 25 years earlier.