Glimpse in Winter, of Lake Huron bordering property of Harry Bennett, Director of the Ford Motor Company Service Department. Camera pans quickly to show his log cabin house in the woods. Next, he and three friends are seen roughhousing in the snow. Bennett starts throwing snowballs, and his friends continue the snowball fight near their parked cars (1934 Fords). Two women approach the cars. Next, his friends pummel Bennett with snowballs as he heads toward his parked car. He jumps inside it quickly and drives away, as they throw snowballs at his car. Meanwhile, as one of the women is getting into the back of a car, one of the men throws a snowball at her. He then goes quickly to brush snow away from her. Behind them another man begins to drive his car away. The two women seated on the back seat laugh. Snow is seen on inside of the open door. Camera pans over snow and then back to the other car driving away. (It is a 1934 Ford Fordor Sedan Deluxe with the optional Potter Trunk and the spare tire.) Closeup of Harry Bennet holding a snowball. Closeup of two women laughing in backseat of a car.
Camera pans across fireplace in log cabin style home belonging to Harry Bennett, head of Ford Motor Company Service Department. He is entertaining guests. One, a woman, is seated near the fire. Interior of cabin near front door is seen. View shifts to different woman guest descending stairs. She warms herself in front of the fire. Harry Bennett places some more logs on the fire. The woman settles comfortably in a chair. Next, she is seen picking up a rabbit from the floor and trying to pose it on a chair for the camera. But it is struggling and she puts it down. She picks it up again and holds it. She then opens the front door as the cameraman (unseen) moves into the doorway to show the snow on the ground outside. Scene shifts to several women and men guests socializing near the fireplace. Change of scene shows one guest with a gun outside the cabin. A rabbit is nearby. Later, inside, he picks up the, now dead, rabbit up by the ears and places it in a cardboard box. Harry Bennett speaks to his guests.
After underexposed start, Harry Bennett, Head of Ford Motor Company Service Department (In light hat) and two women, and a friend (holding newspapers) greet another woman stepping from a house, carrying an overnight case. It is wintertime with snow on the ground. As the five begin to walk toward parked cars, Bennett picks up some snow and throws a snowball at his friend. View of them all standing by cars parked at the curb. One woman waves toward the camera. Next, Harry Bennett is seen standing by a gas station gas pump, while the station attendent cleans the rear window of his car. Abrupt scene change shows the car driving away past snow piled at roadside. Then it is seen (from a following car) speeding along a wet road. It veers off onto a snow-covered rural road still followed by the camera car. They travel through pine forest until Bennett turns into a driveway with trees bordering close on both sides. He parks and runs up to his log cabin house. Closeup of one of the women standing with snow background. Momentary glimpse of another woman.
Scenes from game 7 of the World Series in 1934: Detroit Tigers, of Detroit, Michigan play against the St. Louis Cardinals from St. Louis, Missouri, at Navin Field in Detroit Michigan. The players include Frankie Frisch, Mickey Cochrane, Dizzy Dean and Joe "Ducky" Medwick. The players playing the game. Notable persons watching the game include: Henry Ford, son Edsel Ford, Will Rogers and R Judge Landis (Kenesaw Mountain Landis), the first Commissioner of Major League Baseball. A large crowd of spectators watch the game in the stadium. Fans throw pop bottles and fruit onto the field in the 6th inning of game 7 after Cardinals star Ducky Wucky Medwick slides into the Detroit 3rd baseman Marv Owen. Medwick is removed from the game by Commissioner Landis. St. Louis Cardinals with its infamous "Gashouse Gang" win the game and the series. From a "25 years ago today" retrospective in a UN newsreel, dated September 24, 1959.
Newsreel clip from "Ford News" about opening day of the 1934 baseball season at Detroit's Navin Field. View of the crowd as announcer says 24,000 turned out on a frigid day. Shots of pregame ceremonies, with parade and raising of the American flag. Firefighters present trophy that will go to team's most valuable player. Tigers manager and catcher Mickey Cochrane smiles at huge floral display showing his likeness, and is later given a new car by Ford Motor Company. Camera pans across Tigers players in warmup jackets, standing on steps of the dugout. Mayor Frank Cousins throws out first pitch. Game starts, White Sox third baseman Jimmy Dykes singles to score Luke Appling. Another White Sox player grounds out. In sixth inning, Cochrane slides into third after a hit by Goose Goslin. (Note smokestack pumping out black smoke in background.) After Cochrane scores, Hank Greenberg hits a double to score Goslin. A smiling Cochrane holds a bat in the dugout. Shots taken from unusual angle show other Tigers scoring and running bases. Clip ends with title card saying "See the Ford News at this theatre every week."
The world struggle for oil is depicted. Use of components of oil in homes and in railroads in the United States is shown. A dramatization shows the effect of a kerosene lamp on social life. A woman seated in a chair near a table in a room. A kerosene lamp in a corner. A man opens the door of the room and walks in. The woman gets up and welcomes the man. They both walk to a seat and sit down. Another woman enters the room. The man stands to greet her. She increases the light of the lamp and then leaves the room. The man decreases the light of the lamp. The man and the woman talk. The 1893 replica of the 1831 DeWitt Clinton steam locomotive is shown in operation with its three carriage train, in New York City. The DeWitt Clinton was the first railroad locomotive to operate on the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad in New York. The reproduction seen here was built in 1893 by the New York Central Railroad for the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. This footage was shot on July 17, 1921 when the DeWitt Clinton train was preparing for a trip to another exposition in Chicago. On this day it ran several times from 96th to 116th streets in New York City. New York Central employees are seen on the drain, dressed as passengers would have been in 1831. This replica was later displayed at Grand Central Terminal in New York City, and is is now on display at The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn Michigan. It was acquired by Henry Ford in 1934, in an agreement with the New York Central that it would continue to travel to events on occasion.