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keywords: mother cabrini, howard hughes, okefenokee swamp, jumbo the trained seal, wimbledon tennis, water jousting, cowboy rodeo, swimmer jimmy mclane

Synopsis: Cardinal Spellman Honors Mother Cabrini, Howard Hughes Survives Plane Crash, Okefenokee Swamp Readied For Boat Tours, Meet "Jumbo" The Trained Seal, Tennis At Wimbledon, Water Jousting On The Seine River, 16th Annual Cowboy Reunion Rodeo, Yale Swimmer Jimmy McLane Sets Record...(read more)

  • Date: 1946
  • Duration: 00:07:15
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States, England, France, Cuba

Newsreels: 1946 - July 11

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Cardinal Spellman Honors Mother Cabrini

Cardinal Spellman in honor of the first U.S. citizen to become a Saint. Mother Cabrini had been elevated by Pope Pius XII in Rome on July 7, 1946. Huge throngs of devout Catholics pass through the Chapel at Mother Cabrini High School in New York. Image of Mother Cabrini High School. Image of street sign reads "W. 190 Cabrini Blvd.". Cardinal Spellman blesses the crowds behind street barricades as he proceeds to Chapel. Image of painting of Mother Cabrini. Catholics attend divine services conducted by Cardinal Spellman in the Chapel of Mother Cabrini High School. Shows Cardinal Spellman kneeling before the alter in the Chapel of Mother Cabrini High School that is the final resting place for Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini.

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Howard Hughes Survives Plane Crash

Critically injured when the experimental plane he was piloting developed motor trouble and crashed, setting three homes on fire, Howard Hughes, wealthy sportsman, miraculously escapes alive. CU image of Howard Hughes wearing flight cap with googles pushed up. Shows wreckage of plane and damage to homes. Shows Dennis O'Keefe, film actor, inspecting a damaged home.

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Okefenokee Swamp Readied For Boat Tours

Earth-shaking dynamite blasts break the silence of the hitherto impenetrable swamp, as the area is readied for its opening as a public park. The Suwanee River headwaters become a playground. Shows tourist taking a guided scenic boat ride through the Okefenokee Swamp.

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Meet "Jumbo" The Trained Seal

Footage of the trained seal twenty-year old "Jumbo," 400 pounds of audience-conscious trouper, as the seal goes through his paces at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City. His tricks are uncanny - but wait till you hear his voice imitations!

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Tennis At Wimbledon

Women's tennis doubles at Wimbledon, England. Beauty and skill in thrilling finals. Louise Brough and Margaret Osborne defeat Pauline Betz and Doris Hart, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, in closely-fought doubles that thrill sell-out crowd of 18,000 fans. Scenes of Wimbledon in 1946.

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Water Jousting On The Seine River

"Joutes Lyonaises," a French word having to do with canoe-tilting and nautical mayhem, gets a novel twist as boat-loads of rough and ready aqua-sports exchange blows on the Seine River. Footage of the sport of Water Jousting.

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16th Annual Cowboy Reunion Rodeo

75,000 rodeo fans jam the 4,000-population town to attend the 16th annual Cowboy Reunion, and get their reed thrills-worth of bronco-busting and steer-riding. The spills come fast and hard!

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Yale Swimmer Jimmy McLane Sets Record

Jimmy McLane, young Yale swimmer, chalks up a new record in the 800-meter event during the Yale-Cuban All-Star meet in the Sports Palace Pool in Havana, Cuba in 1946. CU of Jimmy McLane holding trophy Cup.

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