1948 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN The 1948 Presidential campaign enters its intensive phase, with both major party candidates on transcontinental speaking trips to the West. In Iowa, President Truman appears at a farm rally where he described his opponents as "Gluttons of privilege."--While in Albany, N.Y., Governor Dewey gets a royal send-off as he begins his campaign aboard the "Victory Special."
CHILDREN'S PUPPET SHOW Children watch a puppet show in which the lead character is tormented by a crocodile but eventually triumphs over the animal. Great reaction shots of fear and excitement from the young audience.
EARTHQUAKE ON TROPICAL ISLAND Aerial views of a tropical island from the point of view of the cockpit of an airplane. Aerials showing the damages from an earthquake that hit the island. Buildings collapse as the earthquake hits. Afterwards, people clean up the rubble.
BROOKLYN DODGERS SPRING TRAINING 1948 The Brooklyn Dodgers exhibit top form as they limber up during spring training 1948 in Ciudad Trujillo, Santo Domingo. Lippy Durocher is back at the helm and catchers Bragan, Hodges, and Edwards confer at practice. Ralph Franco, Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, and Ray Sanders are there. Eddie Stankey recuperates from pneumonia. The team relaxes at the Jaragua Hotel swimming pool.
ARMY NAVY FOOTBALL 102,000 spectators including President Harry Truman watch undefeated Army play Navy in football. A long run by "Pistol" Pete Williams. The "midis" or midshipmen cheer as their team ties up the score.
INDIANS WIN THE WORLD SERIES The Cleveland Indians wins the 1948 World Series, winning the sixth and last game, 4-3. Highlights of the other games, including the slug-fest 5th game, are shown in this thrilling round-up. Baseball's greatest spectacle breaks new records, for huge crowds, and for sporting excitement. In the wind-up contest, Bob Lemon and Gene Bearden share pitching honors for the winners.
STATE'S RIGHTS DEMOCRATS OF 1948 Revolting against the civil rights plank of the Truman-Barkley ticket, angry Dixie Democrats hold their own convention. Gov. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina and Gov. Fielding Wright of Mississippi will head the State's Rights party ticket.
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