PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS SPRING TRAINING Under the watchful and experienced eye of Cornelius McGillicuddy, aka Connie Mack, the Philadelphia Athletics are fast rounding into top season form at spring Training in West Palm Beach, Florida. Connie limbers up along with his team, including Bill McCahan, Leland Brissie, Bob Wellman, and Rudy York.
OBITUARY FOR FOLKE BERNADOTTE The world mourns Count Folke Bernadotte, slain by terrorists in Palestine where the famed U.N. mediator sought permanent peace. In Paris, a
special session of the United Nations hears a eulogy by Britain's Sir Alexander Cadogan.
DIXIE WATER-SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS The Dixie Water-Ski Championships of 1948 featuring a couple and a single woman doing stunts skiing. A man slaloms behind a boat. Several contestants jump off a ramp, a couple of them falling during their landings.
GOLF TOURNAMENT Golfers hits drives during a tournament. The fans follow them to the green where they work toward sinking their putts. They take some tough shots near open water and other hazards. The winner kisses his trophy.
CHURCHILL'S GRANDSON'S CHRISTENING The center of attraction is not Winston Churchill this time, but his two month-old grandson, Arthur Soames. Mary Churchill bears her son Arthur to his christening. At the Soames home, Churchill gives his grandson an early initiation into Churchillian fun-poking during the reception.
JOE LOUIS AND JOE WALCOTT IN TRAINING Joe Louis, the Brown Bomber, grimly wades through his training chores in Pompton Lakes, N.J. as he prepares to defend his world title against Walcott. Meanwhile, Jersey Joe Walcott prepares in Greenlock, N.J. for the return match, intent on tilting the crown from Joe Louis this time, for keeps.
1948 OLYMPIC PLAYOFF BASKETBALL Basketball provides thrills and excitement for 18,000 fans, as the Phillips Oilers defeat the Kentucky Stars in a 53-49 Olympic playoffs
decision. Tied at half-time, the Oilers race to a last-minute lead. The team coaches Browning and Rupp hold trophies as they get their picture taken.
1948 OLYMPIC BOBSLEDDING Bobsled races from the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Close ups of the team members starting out and jumping on their sleds. Wide shots and close ups of various teams on the course. Some sleds fly of the track. They Olympic flag flying in the sky.
CONGRESSMEN BASEBALL GAME Congressmen slug it out over baseball wearing the traditional Washington Senators uniforms. The Republicans versus the Democrats--six innings of good fun, with the Democrats winning 23-14. Five-thousand witness colorful Griffith Stadium classic.
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