Sports event of Annual Juvenile Dog Race in Big Pines, California. Race between contestant duos of dogs and their owners through the frozen terrain. Victorious duo the 11 year old Bobby Howard and his dog Lou with the winner's trophy.
A film depicts how victory ship, SS Hannibal Victory delivered a cargo of 8 railroad locomotives, tenders, flatcars, rails etc. from San Francisco to the U.S. Army in the Philippines. A man cleans a plaque of SS Hannibal Victory ship with a cloth. The chassis stacked at the port . A trolley tows the freight car underframes. The stevedores and longshoremen at work . They load freight car underframes aboard SS Hannibal Victory. The freight car underframes is hoisted and lowered aboard the deck. K-rations, cots, hospital supplies like bandages and plasma loaded in the spaces between the cargo. Men aboard the ship at work. The eight full-grown railroad engines complete with tenders taken towards the ship on the railroad flat cars. Men stand near a locomotive on the railroad flat car. The men aboard a ship and at the dock. A man attaches ropes to the locomotive. The hoisted locomotive is taken aboard the ship. A man directs. The locomotive is cautiously lowered at the deck. A crane operator operates the controls. The locomotive is being lowered. The men giving directions. The men lay road bits and big pine timbers to cushion the weights of the big locomotives . Several views of men turn buckle and put steel rod assemblies to the deck , clamped them tight and wedged chained and bolted them down. A chief with his wife walk and talk. A view of the city in the background. They walk towards the dock. The men covering the locomotives. The chief and his wife cross a road. Cars parked on side of the road. The crane operator seated at controls. Men finishing the end tasks. The chief meets his wife before leaving. The chief boars the ship. His wife stands at the dock. Men aboard the ship at work.
View of pine forest in California. People of California consider their forest 'inexhaustible'. The lumber industry has grown. Two bulls pull tree logs. The lumber industry of America employs 30000 people and annually produces wood products of $75,000,000. Wood processing mill, in middle of a pine forest.
Forest fire prevention activities to ensure a continual supply of timber in California. Forest fire in the timber area of pine forest in California. Forest fire reduces and destroys forest productivity. Donkey engine with spark arresters are good devices to ensure losses against forest fire. Man cleans side or 'right-of-ways' of rail road. Oil powered locomotive carries tree logs. Written on the engine of the locomotive is, 'Pickering LBR Co'. Organized fire crews are stationed at strategic points to combat forest fires. Man with a shovel tries to extinguish the fire.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, with his daughter, Anna, seated beside him, drives his personal hand-controlled 1931 Plymouth PA Phaeton open car into the courtyard of the Pine Mountain Valley elementary school, built as part of WPA project. Teachers and children and their families are gathered to greet him. Several Secret Service agents walk behind the car. Many American flags are displayed and a chorus of children sings the tune, "Happy Days are here again." The President remains seated in his car as a group of women display a homemade quilt that they present as a gift. President Roosevelt speaks to the children (and other gathered) remarking that things looked improved at the school, since his visit the year before, and noting that the Government's efforts were helpful. President Roosevelt makes a few more comments, and then turns to the Lady standing next to the car (possibly the School Principal) and asks: "Will you get in with me?" She does,and they sit a moment as he talks with a man nearby. A secret service agent places the gift quilt in the empty back seat of the car. The children serenade the President again. FDR drives away through the crowd, followed by Secret Agents on foot and in an automobile.
Methods to protect timber areas from getting exhausted for future need. Selective and careful logging operations ensure future wood supply. Men cut tree with axe in pine forest of California. To keep the timber land productive, smaller trees and young plants are protected and matured trees cut. High lead logging and ground lead logging. View of timber activity area. High wheel vehicle and tractor pulls tree logs. Trees restock the ground as advance reproduction is destroyed. Man replants trees.