A butcher demonstrates his rocket propelled bicycle at Metropolitan Airport in Van Nuys, California. A small rocket in case is lit and operates for a short time, and then explodes on the ornithopter like bicycle. Bach Aircraft Company Incorporated airplane hangar seen in the background. The butcher then gets on his bicycle, which has wings and rockets attached to enable it to become air borne. The bicycle rockets are lit, the butcher loses balance on the bicycle, and lands in the mud during the demonstration. Fire and smoke rises. Several men rush to help him stand up. They throw a bucket of water on him.
The U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker C-2 named the 'Question Mark' is rolled out and takes off.from Van Nuys, California, on New Years Day 1929 with Capt.Ira Eaker at the controls. Shortly thereafter,it is refueled by a C-1 airplane piloted by 1st Lt. Odas Moon and 2nd Lt. Joseph G. Hopkins., View of the The C-1 above and slightly ahead of the Question Mark, maintaining 20 to 30 feet of vertical separation, with both aircraft stabilized in level flight at 80 mph. The refueling hose is reeled out. View of the Question Mark in flight over the coast of California. At the conclusion of the mission, cut short by engine trouble after 150 hours aloft, the crew, Sgt Hooe, Lt. Elwood Quesada, Lt Halverson, Captain Eaker and Major Spatz are seen standing in front of their airplane, the FokkerC-2, Question Mark.
The U.S. Army Air Service modified Atlantic-Fokker C-2A, named the 'Question Mark,' taxis and takes off. Refueling operation between the Question Mark and a Douglas C-1 aircraft. Question Mark in flight over the coast of California. A U.S. Army Air Service Douglas C-1refueling plane, with hose trailing below it, flies above the Question Mark. Crew member can be seen disconnecting the 3 inch fuel hose and throwing it off the Question Mark. After being aloft continuously for 6 days, the Question Mark landed at Metropolitan Airport, Van Nuys, California on January 7, 1929. Staff Sergeant Roy W. Hooe, Lieutenant Elwood R.(Pete) Quesada, Lieutenant Harry A. Halverson, Captain Ira C. Eaker and Major Carl A. Spatz, stand beside their airplane. (Spatz later changed spelling of his name to Spaatz.)
From "Mr Edler's class - Drug education in one elementary school", clip shows elementary school science teacher Mr. William Edler interacting with school children and other teachers regarding the matter of drug abuse and drug abuse prevention. Notebooks and books on a table. Elementary school aged students in the courtyard of the Wilbur Avenue Elementary School in Tarzana California, near Van Nuys, and part of the Los Angeles School District. Boys and girls in the rough age range of 10 to 12 enter a classroom. Mr Edler enters the class. Close up views of Mr Edler and his students discussing drug abuse and illegal drugs, as he asks the children what they know about the subject. Many students stand up and boys and girls speak one by one. A recording machine. Mr Edler addresses a group of fellow teachers who listen to him attentively as he shares his curriculum for drug abuse prevention, so that other teachers can learn to deliver the curriculum. Mr Edler in a class. He explains and asks questions. Many students raise hands to answer. Mr Edler collects articles related to drug abuse and posts them on a bulletin board. Mr Elder sits with another teacher in front of a group of Los Angeles school teachers. View of a book titled 'Drug Abuse: Escape to Nowhere'. Mr Edler interacts with the group of teachers.
Mid air refueling experiments in January, 1929. A U.S. Army Air Service Douglas C-1 tanker plane, with hose trailing below it, flies above a modified Atlantic-Fokker C-2A named "Question Mark." The hose is let down to the Question Mark, where a crew member seizes it and makes a connection for fuel transfer. After transfer of fuel is complete, the crew member throws the fuel line off and it is retrieved by the tanker plane. The Question Mark lands at Metropolitan Airport, Van Nuys, California on January 7, 1929, and taxiis in to park. The crew members, including Major Carl A. Spaatz, Captain Ira C. Eaker, Lieutenant Harry A. Halverson, Lieutenant Elwood R.(Pete) Quesada, and Staff Sergeant Roy W. Hooe, all exit the airplane and gather under the wing with well wishers. The five crew members pose for photographs beside their airplane, the "Question Mark." Ground crew tows the aircraft with a tractor.
Streets of Manhattan New York City crowded with pedestrians prior to World War II. Views of Americans at work: miners; farmers; factory workers; office workers. A drafting room. Montage of inventions in America: lightning rod atop roof; cotton gin in operation; telegrapher using a key; anesthetists in operating theater; rotary newspaper printing press; a telephone; an arc welder;early incandescent lamp; early submarines; steam turbine; 4-engine high wing airliner; early X-ray tube; gyroscope compass; singer sewing machine; early television; farmer hooks cows to mechanical milking machine, cat expresses dismay at not getting milk; architectural draftsmen at work; rows of apartment buildings; automobiles crowding roads; sanitation street sweeper truck at work; eggs and dairy products in refrigerated case; Surgical team in an operating theater; Scenes in a modern U.S. hospital; children being cared for, and in schools and colleges; Soldiers marching during World War I; U.S. soldiers marching in World War II; people relaxing on crowded beach; recreational hunting and fishing activity; A football game in progress; a baseball game; horseracing; track & field events; a rodeo; a basketball game; golfing; Ten pin bowling; boys play marbles; frog jumping contest; skiing; springboard diving; motorboat racing; water skiing;ice skaters with sails; Joe Louis boxing with Max Schmeling; auto racing with cars crashing; Railroad timetables in a rack; Henry Dreyfuss Commodore Vanderbilt New York Central locomotive and interior of dining car; 1935 Chevrolet sedan pulling a trailer; Road sign "Arizona welcomes you"; Motorcycle policeman pulls driver over; roadside motor hotel; girl serving at drive-in diner; signs for hot dogs, beer, cheesburgers; workers preparing sandwiches, pancakes,bacon and eggs, coffee and coca cola, using some machinery; Customers eating at a lunch counter; Welcome sign at Van Nuys California with symbols for Kiwanis, American Legion, Rotary; a Delta Sigma Phi fraternity buildin