Telegram text reads: FRED ALLEN WILL COME WHEN NEEDED PLEASE LET ME NO HOW MUCH TIME I HAVE WHEN TRIAL COMES UP IF TRIAL CAN BE POSTPONED FOR A WHILE WIRE ANSWER AT ONCE SO I WILL KNOW WHAT ARRANGEMENTS TO MAKE AND HOW MUCH TIME I HAVE FAY SUDOW
The camera pans down at a bridge game joined by Postal Telegraph messenger, Boyce Herrod. Boyce Herrod sits on the far side of the table at center. He rests his chin into his hand as he looks at his bridge hand. His cap lies on the table to the right of him and a telegram lies to the left of him. A woman sits on the left side of the table and smiles as she looks at her bridge hand. At right, the arms of her partner enter frame. Three cards of a trick lie on the table between the trio.
The camera looks down onto a bridge game joined by Postal Telegraph messenger, Boyce Herrod. The dummy's hand lies on the table, face up, along the bottom edge at center. A woman's forearm extends into frame from the lower right corner. She holds her bridge hand. Her partner's arms enter frame from the left edge. She too holds her bridge hand. From the top edge, Boyce Herrod's arms enter frame. He holds his bridge hand and plays as declarer. His hat, an ashtray and the telegram lie on the table to the left of him. The telegram reads, "S231 14 4 EXTRA=ED HOLLYWOOD CALIF DEC 14 725P POSTAL TELEGRAPH COMPANY= LOSANGELES CALIF= SEND MESSENGER AT 9 PM- TO PLAY FOURTH AT BRIDGE= MRS W G SARGENT, 1445 TAMARIND ST HOLLYWOOD CALIF."
The telegram, which mentions Glendale and Kansas City, may be related to Rickenbacker's transcontinental TWA flight carrying air mail, the last one for commercial airlines before the army took over transportation of air mail.