Cowboys approaching ride horses into a stable. Cattle graze. Oil wells and military airfield from overhead. Distant view of Dallas Texas city skyline. Night view of streets and signs in Amarillo Texas. Daytime view of a tall skyscraper building and wide street in Houston Texas with cars and traffic View of the Hotel Nimitz in Fredericksburg Texas. Downtown Fort Worth Texas city street with shops, offices, and cars. Downtown area in Pampa Texas. Street corner view in Kerrville Texas. Two different views of The Alamo and surroundings in San Antonio, Texas. A water tower and oil rigs in Kilgore Texas. Downtown area of El Paso, Texas from elevated view. Street view in downtown Beaumont, Texas. Downtown view in Wichita Falls, Texas. Downtown San Angelo Texas views. Distant view of the city of Austin Texas from an elevated position, and then in downtown Austin featuring the State House Capitol building. Cattle, sheep, and sorghum farming views. Rice fields and Turkey ranches. Many oil rigs and oil wells. A busy shipyard in Texas making ships for World War II war effort. A sprawling aircraft factory. Oil rigs pumping oil. Farmer on tractor plows wheat field. View of rice harvesting (Massey Harris Self Propelled Harvest Brigade). Men stack magnesium bars. Magnesium factory next to ocean in Texas. Hand cotton picking and view of a mechanical cotton picker. Tractor pulling sorghum harvester. Sulfur mining and Helium plant in Amarillo. Black clouds in sky from burning natural gas in making synthetic rubber for war effort. Cliff of sulfur dynamited and loaded by train crane. Cowboys herd cattle and view of Fort Worth Stockyards and Exchange. Angora goat farm and turkey farming. War time workers manufacturing. Alabama and Coushatta Native American Indian village with flag of service stars for men in the war. Indian children with elder and Indian logging camp. Campus of University of Texas and State Capitol in Austin. Well dressed women exit Dallas department store.
People gather to celebrate Mother-in-Law Day in Amarillo, Texas. Buildings along the sides of a street. A man gives a bouquet to an old lady. A man and an old woman talk. Another man walks with an old woman. They celebrate and enjoy.
Texas' contribution in the World War II worker effort on the home front. Cattle and sheep ranches, dairy farms, rice fields, turkey ranches, oil fields, wheat fields, fruit farms and power plants in Texas. Cranes operating in a ship yard. Women work at shipyard building United States navy ships. Men work on wings in an airplane factory. Oil pumped in an oil well. Rice farmers use tractors to harvest the crop. Magnesium made from rocks and sea water. A man stacks finished magnesium blocks. Dams in Texas. Farmers pick cotton by hand. A man picks cotton by operating a mechanized cotton picker. Farmers harvest a field of sorghum. Helium cylinders seen at the Amarillo Helium Plant. Thick black clouds seen due to burning of carbon black in the manufacturing of synthetic rubber.
Farmers of Dalhart, Texas describe the terrible sand storms they suffered in the region during 1930s. Farmer Harold Hogue describes a severe dust storm he experienced in 1934.. Views of desolated farms, drought stricken lands and houses and farm equipment all piled high and buried in sand. A farmer on his tractor describes how the dust storms destroyed his wheat crops and left sand and dust on everything. He states that they experienced 110 dust storms in the Spring of 1934.
A beer drinking offer for Schepps Beer at the Texan Hotel in Dallas, Texas, 1935.
Sign out front of the building says "Look! All the Schepps beer you can drink. 60 cents per hour." . A man drinks beer at the bar where for 60 cents he may have as much beer as he can consume in 60 minutes. Several men use straws to drink beer from a pitcher at the same time. Men and women drink beer from huge mugs and salt their beer before drinking it. A group of men and women raise their mugs in toast as they congregate around a woman playing a piano.
From a 25 year retrospective in a newsreel dated July 14, 1960. (Note: Schepps Brewing Co. was founded in Dallas in 1934, and sold in 1935. In 1939, it became Time Brewing, Inc. and subsequently Dallas-Fort Worth Brewing Co. 1940-51.)
United States and Chinese airmen at Bergstrom Field, Austin, Texas July 1946.
The Neo-Classical building is the Texas State Capital at Austin, Texas and Austin Texas is noted on the graduate’s diploma “Bergstrom Field, Austin, Texas”. At this time the 349th Troop Carrier Group was based at Bergstrom and assigned to the Third Air Force, Tactical Air Command as noted on the diploma. Also “Air Force Combat Units of World War II” Edited by Maurer Maurer states this unit trained Chinese crews to operate C-46 aircraft.
Film is very interesting in that it visually shows the transition from “Army brown to Air Force Blue” for the C-46s still carry the I TROOP CARRIER COMMAND insigne on the nose, with was disbanded on 4 Nov 1945 but they have the new AAF wide "Buzz Numbers" for all aircraft operating solely within the continental USA, by T.O. 07-1-1 of November 1945 and the graduate’s diploma is notating the new post-war air force type command reorganization of March 1946.