Research work by the Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics Service (United States Department of Agriculture). Chief of the Bureau Dr. Hazel K Stiebeling talks about research in the field of food and nutrition at the Beltsville Research Center in Maryland. Technicians compare the nutritive value of foods. The measure the growth of a chicken using a machine, and that of a rat using an apparatus. A technician measures certain vitamins and amino acids using micro organisms in test tubes. Technicians use chemical methods to measure Vitamin C and small food proportions. A photoelectric calorimeter is used to measure carbohydrates in a food.
'Research for Better Living' : A Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics Service (United States Department of Agriculture) film on research work performed by the Bureau. Chief of the Bureau Dr. Hazel K Stiebeling talks about research in the fields of food and nutrition, textiles and clothing, housing and household equipment, and family economics. The Beltsville Research Center in Maryland. Large colonial styled brick building. Technicians work on food preparation and preservation inside a laboratory. They process and can vegetables. A food specialist compares the braising of meat with and without water. She puts the meat into containers on the stove. A researcher prepares a braised turkey leg to be served for judging. Technicians peel potatoes and insert a device to measure temperature. Trained judges from the laboratory staff taste frozen strawberries and write their verdict. A technician measures the tenderness of a berry with an apparatus. In the kitchen, technicians work to improve large quantity recipes. Technicians chop and weigh carrots, puts them into an institutional cooker and stirs. The prepared food is tried by school children. Children serve themselves and eat the food seated at a table in the school cafeteria.
The Annual Junior Boxing Tournament in Annapolis, Maryland. Young boxers of naval families sit and receive instructions from a referee at an academy. The referee measures the weight of a young boxer on a weighting machine. Two boxers fight in a boxing ring. They display enthusiasm and display their skills during the match.
Large crowd gathers for the running of the 74th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Track, Baltimore Maryland, where they watch as the tree year old Citation, of Calumet Farms, ridden by Jockey Eddie Arcaro, wins the race by 51/2 lengths.
Congressman Richard Nixon and Chief Investigator Robert E. Stripling of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) examine evidence found at the Maryland farm of Whittaker Chambers. The microfilms were hidden in pumpkins at the farm and later became known as the "Pumpkin Papers." View of pumpkin patch at the farm and the farm house. View of Whittaker Chambers testifying before the committee. Stripling and Nixon seated together at a table. Nixon holds a magnifying glass that he is using the view the film strip.
A college football game between the University of Maryland Terrapins and the University of Missouri (Mizzou) teams, held in College Park Maryland. A line of Scrimmage seen. The players of Maryland seen scoring points. The game is won by 5th ranked Maryland as they score 35 points against Missouri team with 'Zero' points. Huge crowd gathered to watch the game as Maryland strives for a berth in the Sugar Bowl. Crowd cheers the players.