Views of a poultry farm of domestic turkeys in Westley California. A man feeding the turkeys. The flock of turkeys jumps over a culvert filled with water. An old man sharpens and axe against a grinding wheel and tests its edge with his finger. This flock of turkeys will be killed for Thanksgiving in Westley, California.
Elliott Roosevelt, son of U.S. President Franklin D Roosevelt and his wife Ruth Josephine Googins of Fort Worth Texas marry at an outdoor ceremony, at the home of George Swiller, in Burlington, Iowa, on July 22, 1933. The couple is seen walking with members of the wedding party, to the ceremony. Many guests and others watch. Scene changes to Jack Dempsey and his wife Hannah Williams, at their wedding reception on July 18, 1933. They are at a table with friends. Scene shifts to Jack and Hannah preparing a meal in kitchen of their home at Lake Tahoe, California.
Crowd gathered in front of the Jailhouse in San Jose, California, where a mob of thousands had broken in and seized prisoners Thomas Thurmond and John Holmes, who had reportedly confessed to the kidnapping and murder of Brooke Hart, son of Alexander Hart, the owner of Leopold Hart and Son Department Store. The mob had taken the two and lynched them, in St. James Park, across the street. Under-sheriff Hamilton, is interviewed and states that they held the mob off until they ran out of tear gas, and then didn't shoot, because of women and children. View of many people and cars outside, as seen through cell windows inside the prison. One of the prison inmates, testifies about seeing the mob break into the prison and make their way to the third floor. View of the St. James Park, where many people are seen gathered beneath its palm trees. Camera focuses on trees where the prisoners were hanged. California Governor,James Rolph, Jr., makes a statement tantamount to condoning the lynchings. The film shifts to a new location, in Missouri, where, On November 28, 1933, a crowd of 7-thousand broke into the Buchanan County Jail, St. Joseph, Missouri, to seize and lynch a negro charged with criminal assault. The mob overpowered defending police officers and members of the 35th Tank Company, Missouri National Guard. One of tank company's six ton M1917 light tanks parked in front of the prison. View of broken steel prison door and battering ram used by the mob. Wrecked interior of the prison quarters. People posing near a broken prison steel door.
United States experimental aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base in California, United States. Board reads 'Air Force Flight Test Center'. Early model(1933) blue Coupe on the road. Other vehicles parked in the background at Edwards Air Force Base. Lieutenant Colonel Frank Everest gets out of the car and enters the building. Sign on a door reads 'Through these portals pass the oldest and boldest pilots in the world'. Frank Everest takes a seat at his desk and reads documents.
United States experimental aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base in California, United States. U.S. Air Force B-50 Superfortress parked on runway as sunrises in the background. Test pilot Lieutenant Colonel Frank Everest's wife kisses him before he leaves his home. He gets into his blue coupe (1933 model). Frank Everest dons pressurized space suit. Ground crew members help pilot to wear his helmet. Pilot and co-pilot seated in the cockpit of B-50 Superfortress. Officer speaks over a mouth piece from the control room. B-50 Superfortress taxis and takes off from the runway with U.S. Air Force Bell X -2 under its wing. U.S. Air Force F-86 Sabre flies along B-50 Superfortress. Bell X -2 releases from the mother aircraft and begins a solo flight. Ground crew members look through binoculars.
Approximately 20 contestants, dressed in white, are seen at horseshoe pitching lanes in a fenced enclosure. Spectators are seated in bleachers nearby. A stray dog wanders in the foreground. View of the spectators (mostly men). View of a shoe landing as a ringer. View from the pins as a contestant throws five shoes at four pins. One shoe appears to have landed closed against the first pin. The remaining four are all ringers. In a complete change of scene, Ted Allen, wearing a sweater emblazoned with his name and title: "World's Champion," gives a demonstration. He throws four ringers at one pin, while an intrepid assistant leans over, with his hand atop the pin, confident that he won't be hit by one of the horseshoes. Final view is a closeup of Ted Allen posing with his face framed by a horseshoe. (Note: Ted Allen was born in Kansas. His family moved to Colorado in 1922; to Oregon in 1932; to California in 1933; and finally back to Colorado, in 1936.)