TOP NEWS STORIES FOR 1934 Top news stories for 1934 include a gale that hits the Pacific Northwest especially damaging to the Seattle waterfront, demolition of Atlanta, Georgia slums begins and the President and First Lady help celebrate Armistice Day. Royalty also made the news along with the first all-female football team and new methods to foil bootleggers.
ROOSEVELTS HOST DINNER FOR President and Mrs. Roosevelt host a dinner for young polio patients under the care of the Warm Springs Foundation in Georgia. The kids have a grand time as their foundation founder carves a turkey and jokes with them before leaving for Washington D.C.
FIRST LADY ADDRESSES ILLINOIS WOMEN VOTERS First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt addresses the Illinois League of Women Voters at the Chicago World Fair. In her speech the First Lady calls upon women across the land to aid in the recovery of the country.
BEAR MOUNTAIN CAMP FOR UNEMPLOYED GIRLS Young women enjoy the newly opened forest camp for unemployed girls at Bear Mountain, New York. The camp is sponsored by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and U.S. Secretary of Labor Francis Perkins as a relief program similar to the conservation corps for young men.
HOUSE SPEAKER SAM RAYBURN HONORED - 1955 More than 3,000 Democrats and party notables attend a testimonial dinner for House Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas. Many political notables attend including Ex-President Harry Truman, Adlai Stevenson, New York Governor W. Averell Harriman and Eleanor Roosevelt among others.
Date: April 16, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:47:00, No Audio
BOB HOPE FOR ELEANOR ROOSEVELT FOUNDATION Famous funny man Bob Hope asks viewers to support the Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation. Cut to a montage of portraits by the former First Lady and human rights activist.
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