Soviet flier fly towards the south in the United States. A U.S. transport aircraft lands and taxis at an airfield in Oakland, California. People at the airfield wave and greet the three Soviet fliers who spanned the Arctic wastes from Moscow to Vancouver, Washington. People around the transport aircraft. The three fliers aboard the aircraft. In Vancouver, their aircraft is dismantled to be shipped back to USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) for study of its engine and other parts.
A film titled 'Forestry planes carry supplies of fire fighters' shows United States Forestry Services personnel attaching food and other supplies to parachutes in Vancouver,Washington. They place them in a plane. A flight crew member drops the supplies attached to parachutes from a plane. Fire fighters pick up food and other supplies including a short wave radio.
A large crowd of the Democratic Party faithful, in formal dress, gather for a Victory Dinner, in the Willard Hotel, Washington, DC, to celebrate Franklin D. Roosevelt's reelection in 1937. An orchestra plays "Happy Days Are Here Again." The President stands at a table (with a man assisting him) as Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt is escorted to his side. A battery of news photographers take their pictures. Mrs. Roosevelt speaks to President Roosevelt and then leaves. Scene shifts to banquet hall with guests seated at a long table, surrounded by others at round tables. The orchestra plays smooth dinner music. Waiters move among the guests. Reelected President Roosevelt chats with his Vice President, John Nance Garner, seated to his left.
View of the U.S. National Archives Building, March 1936. in Washington, DC. Fortunately the city escaped damage from the great Potomac River flood. Next scenes cover damage caused due to a flood in Ohio, United States in January 1937. View of a weather vane in stiff winds. The level of the Ohio river rises. The flooded tributaries of the river. A map locates the flood affected areas. It depicts the high and low pressure areas. Map depicts heavy rains continuing for 20 days from January 6 to January 26, totaling 16 to 20 inches in the affected area.
President Franklin Roosevelt's mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, is seen standing with her grandaughter, Anna Roosevelt Dall Boettiger, who holds the hand of her daughter, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Dall. The President's son, Elliot Roosevelt and his wife, Ruth Josephine Googins Roosevelt, stand with them. Next, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, holding a bouquet of flowers, are seen in an open car. Scene shifts to the White House porch, where a protected Presidential reviewing stand has been set up, along with chairs. View of President Roosevelt, in a top hat, receiving congratulations from officials. Admiral William Leahy, Chief of Naval Operations, and another admiral (possibly recently retired CNO, William Harrison Standley) are seen in full dress uniforms. The President's son, Elliot Roosevelt is also present, to assist FDR when necessary. Some mounted U.S. Army cavalry ride past the reviewing stand, saluting with swords. An automobile is seen driving along the wet street, accompanied by a formation of motorcycle police officers. President Roosevelt holding onto a built-in railing, reviews various elements and units in the inaugural parade, including several military marching bands. Army Chief of Staff, General Malin Craig, rides past on horseback, and renders a sabre salute to the President. He is followed by a contingent of U.S. Army mounted cavalry. One of the marching bands is seen from another camera location. An open top 1935 Duesenberg SJ Dual-Cowl Phaeton, with exposed exhaust tubes, is seen, displaying a small banner on its door, reading "Pennsylvania." Numerous closed sedans, carrying notables, drive along the wet street, past the President, who waves his hat and smiles at some. Vice President, John Nance Garner IV, shares the reviewing stand with FDR.
A discussion between Harold Leclaire Ickes, Secretory Department of Interior, the USA and Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the Mayor of New York City. Mayor talks about housing funds for New York city to be raised to 15 million dollars. 11 August 1937.