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.
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.
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.
United States Presidential elections of 1948. A railway station in United States. Thomas Dewey, the Republican candidate for U.S. Presidential elections arrives in a train. He meets people at the station terminal. He stands at the train door and addresses the crowd from train itself. On the train is written 'Dewey Victory Special'. A crowd gathers to hear his speech. Dewey along with his wife, Frances Hutt Dewey, waves at the crowd and moves inside the train.
United States Presidential elections of 1948. A huge crowd of supporters wait for the train 'Dewey Victory Special' at a decorated railway station. Thomas Dewey, the Republican candidate for U.S. Presidential elections and his wife, Frances Hutt Dewey, arrive in a train. He addresses the crowd from the train. Women clap while listening to his speech. He and his wife wave hands towards their supporters, as their train departs from the station.
United States Presidential elections of 1948. Women and girls feed a donkey, there parodying the democratic party, and they place a poster on it. The poster on donkey reads 'Our next President-Thomas Dewey'. A crowd of women stands near the donkey, at the railway station terminal in Junction City, Kansas. A train arrives and emerges Thomas Dewey, the Republican candidate for U.S. Presidential elections. Women pose the donkey in front of him. He addresses the crowd. Guards control the crowd. Men show placards to Dewey as he finishes his speech and move inside.