ASSEMBLY LINE SPEEDS PLANES Interesting scenes show new speed-up at the Vultee plant, where overhead assembly conveyors speed production of trainers for U.S. Air Force. Modern science plays new role in national defense.
AMERICANS WIN ALL-STAR GAME 1941 All-Star Game in Detroit, Michigan. In the ninth inning with two outs for the American Leaguers and the Nationals ahead 5-4, Ted Williams of the Red Sox hits a home run Three runs come in, and the Americans win the game 7-5. The crowd goes wild.
THOUSANDS HAIL MARDI GRAS America's most colorful pageant, Mardi Gras, opens on a note of revelry and gaiety, with thousands on hand to see the spectacular parade of floats that marks the opening of the six-day carnival in New Orleans. The Mardi Gras King and Queen begin the dancing at the ball.
U.S. AID CAN BEAT NAZIS, HOPKINS SAYS Harry Hopkins returns to New York City from England after a month's tour as President Roosevelt's special representative, convinced that Hitler can be beaten by Britain, with material help from the U.S.
TERRIFIC BLAST SPLITS MOUNTAIN Spectacular scenes of record blast in San Andreas, California. Forty tons of dynamite are used to rip the entire side of a quarry. It took a year to prepare for the explosion--but its only a matter of thrilling seconds for the job. Special photography shows the explosion in reverse.
FIRE DESTROYS ARMS STORES A spectacular waterfront fire in Jersey City, NJ guts granaries, warehouses, piers and other vital property in the city's worst fire. Millions in valuable arms stores for Britain and the U.S. go up in smoke.
RUSH TRAINING OF PARATROOPS Uncle Sam's output of parachute troops is being rapidly expanded by use of special towers, from which novices take their first jumps before graduating to real "bailing out" technique.
GLIDERS TAKE OFF IN BIG MEET Over 70 soaring pilots in their gliders take off in the 12th annual meet in Elmira, N.Y. Army and Navy fliers take part, as modern warfare provides stimulus for motorless flight.
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