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.
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.
A dwarf couple walks down a busy sidewalk in Austin Texas with their baby in a carriage. Police control the scene for photographers and a local politician, possibly Mayor Tom Miller, greets the dwarf couple. He picks up their baby while family and spectators look on. Signs seen on store fronts include 'Dacy's Florsheim shoes' , 'Leons Shoes' , and 'Queen' A bus in the street displays 'Barton Springs' as its destination.
The baby girls of dwarf parents undergoes routine medical checkup in Austin Texas. A doctor and nurse weigh and examine the babies, as their parents watch. The dwarf family seen with extended family. A police man holds one of the baby girls outside the doctor's office.
Birthday party for Nancy Gayle, daughter born of a dwarf couple in Austin Texas. Nancy's birthday cake has one candle and "Nancy Gayle" written on it. Other young children attend the party.. Baby Nancy sits on a rocking horse as her dwarf parents and family stands behind her. Father holds the baby girl in his arms.
Louella Gallagher examines her knives. The Gallagher daughters walk across a yard to a small platform with a wooden wall. Louella Gallagher has a fist full of chef's knives fanned before her. The children pose with the wooden wall in the background. She throws knives at her daughters who smile and scarcely flinch during the dangerous stunt. The knives narrowly miss the girls, skillfully. The back fence neighbors object but the mother and the daughters pay no attention to them.