United States President Harry S Truman with Vice President Garner in Texas during an election campaign. President Truman in car with Vice President John Nance Garner 'Cactus Jack'. Man with a sheep. Sign on the sheep reads 'Dewey Goat', and Truman is seen petting the sheep that represents his opponent. Crowd greets President Truman in San Antonio and waves as his car goes by on a street. Truman is seen posing in front of the Alamo. Next Truman visits Austin Texas where he addressed Civil Rights, according to the narrator, saying that his opponents, the Republicans, don't want public unity. President Truman meets on his moving train car with Sam Rayburn, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives. President Truman addresses a large crowd gathered outdoors in Fort Worth Texas. Next seen shows his opponents activities: Crowd greets Governor Thomas E Dewey in Oakland California. Banner reads 'Welcome Governor Dewey'. Train of Governor Dewey is seen moving on tracks. Scenes of Republican presidential candidate Dewey with Mrs. Dewey addressing a crowd in Kelso, Oregon. Officials there present him with a string of fresh caught salmon fish as a gift. Governor Dewey on dais with his wife. Mrs. Dewey addresses crowd.
Douglas D558-2 Skyrocket research aircraft, built for the U.S. Navy, is seen taking off from Muroc Army Airfield (AKA Edwards Air Force Base). in first test flight, piloted by Douglas test pilot, John F. Martin. It makes gradual ascent passing low over the camera. In this first flight it is powered by a Westinghouse J34-40 turbojet engine. (After early flights with the jet engine, it would re-powered by a rocket engine.)
A review of research and development in guided missiles by the United States Air Force from 1919 to 1948. General Motors power-driven bomb (GM A-1 Bug), number 9 on tail, in Muroc, California. Technicians work on the same. The bomb is raised into position for attaching to the launching automobile by means of a hoist on a truck. The missile is nick named the 'Bug'. Technicians work at the automobile being driven beneath the suspended missile. The missile is radio controlled. The automobile specifically built for the launch of the missile is powered by two 165 HP Cadillac engines attached to a single drive shaft. Attaching the 'bug' missile to the launching car. The tractor and the hoist are removed. The automobile is driven across terrain at Muroc. A testing station for testing radio control section of aircraft during test. A technician checks over the radio equipment and shows television camera and equipment used for test. The automobile start at a high speed across the launching strip. Take off of the missile from the automobile. 'Bug' missile in flight. Views from a control aircraft beside the GM A-1 Bug while the Bug is in flight.
A scientist makes a presentation of Project MX770 showing coverage of model and various phases of missile development from 1946-1951. Development of NATIV (NORTH AMERICAN TEST INSTRUMENTATION VEHICLE) missile is between 1946-47 while NAVAHO is developed between 1948-49.The presentation shows the pulling of test vehicle under launching tower and its vertical position. A technician ties guide wires near the top of the missile.The missile is fired. Graphical presentation shows the parabolic pathway of missile showing altitude of 400mt and speed of mach8 (2722.32m/s). The firing range of Navaho is 3000mt from surface to surface.The missile uses Ramjet engines. Models of three missiles are also shown.
California residents donate canned milk and clothing for needy children overseas. The California Milk Ship at a dock. People crowd in large number at the dock. Governor Warren, sponsor of the milk ship. A screen actress christens the ship with a milk bottle. The canned milk and clothes loaded aboard the ship. The Governor and his family wave. A parade in San Diego. People crowd on either side of the street. The pom pom girls march. A jeep tows a trailer on which a model of canned milk is kept. The ships at the dock. The canned milk and clothes loaded on the ship. The ship leaves the dock.
A film titled 'The Photographer' featuring philosophy, techniques and artistry of Edward Weston. A woman is seen taking photographs of two men on the Coast of California. The woman later takes the camera along with her. Signboard reading 'Edward Weston' is seen. Several cats are seen in the simply furnished home of Edward Weston. A woman drives a car with the photographer seated beside her. Natural scenic beauty of Los Angeles, California farms, mountains, forests, rivers and sand dunes seen. The photographer takes pictures.