President Roosevelt’s drought inspection trip to Bismarck, North Dakota. A motion picture cameraman sets up his camera at a railroad station. A steam locomotive pulling the presidential train arrives at the station.The local populace turn out in large numbers to see President Roosevelt arrive. Policemen stand around. President Roosevelt stands on the rear platform of his train, assisted by his son, Franklin Jr (Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr.), and accompanied by the Governor of North Dakota, Walter Welford, who introduces the President. The President's daughter, Anna, stands at back of the platform. President Roosevelt addresses the crowd and assures them that they will win over problem of drought very soon. He says that plan of cooperation with nature should be worked out. The crowd applauds. The President gives an example of steel factories in Indiana and says that steel factories would not run under full capacity unless the agricultural states buy farm machinery and equipment from them.
A survey of drought area in North Dakota by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. People assembled at Bismarck railroad station. President Roosevelt speaks briefly from platform of his Presidential train, and makes his way, with difficulty, using both hands on railings of a ramp to the ground. The President’s motorcade passes through the drought area. Cars come to a halt. Officials leave cars. View of hilly terrain. A group of officials gathers around U.S. flag.
Scenes of U.S. Strategic Air Command Minuteman Missile Security Police at work in missile bases at Malmstrom AFB, Great Falls. Montans, Minot AFB, North Dakota, Elsworth AFB, Rapid City, South Dakota, Francis E. Warren AFB. Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Whiteman AFB, Missouri. An armed Air Force Security policeman walks past a parked B-52 bomber. Air Force film "Missile Guardians, SAC's Minutemen Security Police." Animated description of Missile Control Facilities. Missile Combat Officer opens 8 ton blast resistant door of facility. Interior of Launch Center with Officer at duty station. Safe (Red) containing missile launch keys. View of missile location, showing fence and intrusion detection radar antenna. Access cover, above missile, with seismic alarm system and combination lock. Security Police Controller in his office. Security alert team is summoned to respond to intrusion alarm. (Note: Narrated by Kemal Amen "Casey" Kasem)
Updating of Atlas D missiles for space boosters and construction of Minuteman II launch facility Grand Forks AFB in North Dakota. Underground silo opens up and Intercontinental Ballistic Missile is erected. Crane hoisting missile. Missiles on trailer truck are transferred to hangers near Norton AFB in California. Shrouded Titan I (first generation) missiles in hangars which are going through deactivation process. Updating of Atlas D missiles for space boosters. Men at desk and officer at chart. Missile launched from air base. Engineers and workers working on missile components. Modifications of launch facility and missile at Vandenberg AFB in California. Officers in control center. Minuteman II missile test facility under construction at Grand Forks AFB in North Dakota. Various launch facilities across U.S.
Rescue services of USAF Strategic Air Command in the United States. Views of flooding of Lake Darling and Mouse River and resulting devastating flood in North Dakota. Houses in flooded water. Aerial and ground level views of flood damage. A truck drives through the water. SAC personnel load sandbags onto truck. The personnel empty a warehouse filled with explosive ammonium nitrate fertilizers, before the flood water reach in. A house trailer, to provide food, clothing and blanket. Congressmen get into a U.S. Air Force helicopter. The helicopter takes off for an inspection trip. Views of the flooded area. The helicopter in flight to evacuate people and injured.
U.S. Federal provisions for the education of the North American Indians in the United States during the Great Depression era. Native American Indian students come out of Chemawa Indian School boarding school in Oregon. An elementary school in Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. Indian children on the grounds of Shiprock Reservation in New Mexico. Animated map depicts Indian schools in the United States. Cloth lines on the grounds of a school. A man walks out of a government school building.