This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features eight segments of historic highlights. Charles Evans Hughes 1916-1941 (:29). Attorney Hughes was the Republican candidate for President in 1916, shown with his wife. He lost to Woodrow Wilson, who served a second term. (:32-1:17). In 1920, he wins a case for striking mine workers. President Harding makes him the Secretary of State in 1921 (1:18-1:35). He is shown with Lord Balfour of England and Prime Minister Briand of France for the signing in 1922 of the Nine-Power Treaty, which is shown (1:36-2:00). 1923, Hughes meets to arrange payment for England’s war debt to the United States (2:01-2:32). He is part of President Coolidge’s cabinet in 1923 (2:33-2:58). In 1925, he resigns but returns to politics in 1927 (2:59-3:12). 1928, he leaves Morrow Castle to speak in Havana at a Peace Conference (3:13-3:58). 1930, President Hoover makes him a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (3:59-4:10). March 4, 1933, Hughes swears in President Franklin D. Roosevelt (4:11-4:20). From 1930 to 1941, he is shown as part of the Supreme Court before resigning (4:21-3:34). General Butler Battles Crime 1920 (4:37). General Smedley Butler is appointed Philadelphia Chief of Police. Gas grenades are used to disperse crowds and smoke out criminals (4:45-5:06). He has a gigantic search light erected on a tower overlooking Philadelphia, shown in use (5:07-5:42). Personalities (5:46). 1922, Dr. Charles Proteus Steinmetz is shown with Thomas Edison working on an electronics experiment (5:52-6:17). 1922, Molla Mallory wins the U.S. Tennis Championship for the third straight time (6:18-6:37). Carl Spaatz is just a pilot in the 1920s but in the 1945, will become a General (6:38-6:52). A Still Explodes in Brooklyn! 1928 (6:57). A moonshiners still explodes in Brooklyn, destroys the house, and breaks windows in the schoolhouse across the street, injuring children (6:04-7:46). Indians Invade Washington, D.C. 1922 (7:48). A group of tribal Indians, some dressed in traditional clothing, arrive at Washington to talk with President Harding. They are protesting a bill that would remove lands they have occupied since 1858 (7:52-8:29). Aviation 1929 (8:30). Oscar Grubb and Captain Frank Hawks set a transcontinental flight record in a Lockheed Vega Air Express (8:35-9:40). Fashions of the Day (9:44). 1920s coeds at Syracuse University hold their annual Greek pageant. Girls are shown running track and playing baseball in school sports uniforms. The new shorter bloomers in 1930 allowed them to do bicycle floor exercises and kicks without exposing their underwear (9:50-10:49). Sports 1921 (10:51). Jake Schaefer Jr., the world champion in Billiards, plays pool (10:56-11:30). Tandem canoes and war canoes race in Massachusetts. Some are showing using their hands instead of paddles (11:31-12:04).
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