Views of Goodyear's Powder Manufacturing Plant being built in Charlestown Indiana. Colonel Hardy, Roland Gray and other Goodyear Company and U.S. military officials are seen discussing the project blueprints. Views of roads, buildings, "igloos" for storing powder. Earth moving machinery at work including "earth movers" and bulldozers. Women workers seated near administration offices. Workers gathered around a bus labeled the "Pay Wagon" to receive pay. Workers training to sew powder bags, and training with cracked corn to fill the bags. Views of new fire department and police cruisers in the town. Firemen do a demonstration with water hoses and form a "V" for victory with water jets. Management team for Goodyear emerges from building down stairs. Car traffic on surrounding roads exiting after day's work. Goodyear managers examining powder bag samples.
'Homes for Growing America' about the importance and the manufacturing of component houses in the United States. The anchor, Frank Blair, speaks about how America produces economic and better homes. Henry Addison, editor of "Architectural Age" at a desk talks about fine architectural standards of homes in the United States. Different styles of houses in America including cape cones, contemporary and regional architectural styles of houses. Various homes in the suburbs outside of American cities are shown. Sketches of various components of a component home like air conditioner, wall panels and kitchen. Jack Lowe, in Lafayette, Indiana reports about the manufacturing of the components of home. Aerial view of Lafayette Indiana, and of the huge home factory there: National Homes Corporation, Lafayette, Indiana. Views inside the National Homes Corporation pre-fabricated home factory, as workers manufacture wall panels from lumber in a factory. Window and door sections being cut out in the panels with a machine. Manufactured panels being inspected for quality. The panels being loaded onto trucks for transportation to markets. Frigidaire appliance boxes are added to the load, along with cabinets from Youngstown Kitchens. A truck loaded with components for one home leaves the factory. A sign on a truck reads 'National Homes'. Another reporter Tom Hadely reports about the fitting procedure of the component houses on site in the field. Men unload the panels. Nails being hammered to erect the wall panels of a new home in the suburbs. The panels being affixed to the pre-poured foundation and nailed. A roof being laid out. Frank Blair in a studio. Bill Moody reports about the component house of James and Margaret Bryan. Mr. And Mrs. Bryan in their well made house. A bedroom and a bathroom of the house. Vintage late 1950s styles in home and fashions are seen. Guests arrive at their house and they show them around the house. Teenage or early 20s couple on the back porch is seen dancing a Lindy Hop swing dance together. Women in the kitchen using refrigerator, built-in oven, and counter top spaces. Food being served to the guests. Guests seated in the living room. View of the separate dining room in the house. Blair talks about how component houses allow individuality in construction and in decoration of houses.
Preface to U.S. in World War 2. German U-boat on surface. Crew climbing down into submarine and at duty stations while submerged. Torpedo trails bubbles underwater. Ship hit and explodes. Newspapers report torpedoing of American ships: SS Robin Moor, SS Lehigh, SS Sessa, SS Steelfarer, and SS Montana, by German U-boats. Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson calls on U.S. Navy to secure sea lanes. Wendell Wilkie agrees. U.S. Congress repeals Neutrality Act, November 17, 1941. Deck guns being placed on U.S. Merchantmen. Japanese warships docked and troops entering Indochina, as local people watch.Japanese troops by Dong Dang, near Chinese border. Situation described by animated illustrations.Japanese Special Envoy, Saburo Kurusu, is dispatched to Washington. Pan American Boeing 314 flying boat taking off. Japanese Naval Task Force of warships underway. Kurusu arriving in San Francisco, on November 14, 1941. He steps from the aircraft and makes statement to reporters. Japanese Ambassador, Kichisaburo Nomura, and Special Envoy Kurusu escorted into the White House by Secretary of State Cordell Hull, on November 17, 1941. Japanese troops bombarding Chinese city with artillery. November 26, 1941, View of Executive Office Building with statue of Victory atop U.S. Army First Division Monument. Secretary Hull announcing proposal to Japan.The Japanese representatives leaving the White House. Japanese aircraft carriers steaming toward Pearl Harbor. Japanese flight crews getting briefed on December 7,1941. Nakajima B5N (Kate) torpedo bombers taking off and in formation. Secretary Hull at his desk. The aloha tower and aerial view of Honolulu. Sailors at outdoor Sunday service, and relaxing at Pearl Harbor. Vehicle entering Hickam Field. Japanese airplanes bombing Pearl Harbor. Explosions on U.S. warships. USS Arizona (BB-39) suffers direct hit and explosion, as filmed from the deck of U.S. Navy Hospital Ship, USS Solace (AH-5). Shots of pilots and point of view from pilots inside Japanese bomber and attack aircraft, through a mix of dramatized segments from Japanese propaganda films about the Pearl Harbor attack, and real footage from the Pearl Harbor attack. View from Japanese planes bombing and strafing Ford Island. U.S. sailors firing antiaircraft and machine guns down Japanese planes. Secretary Hull describes memorandum from Japanese.
U.S. Department of Agriculture documentary depicts how rural America used machines to achieve production at a terrible cost to the land and people including erosion and poverty. Cargo ships with wheat yield underway off shore. Smoke from the ship stacks. Industrial areas and wheat fields. Farm land and terrace farms. Farmers with horses work on farms and in fields. Cattle graze in fields. Patterned fields to hold the soil. Patterned land enriched with phosphate. Farmers talk about their land and farming problems. Farming and farmland in the Carolinas, Oregon, New Mexico, Indiana, Texas Plains and parts of the North West United States. Houses in Pennsylvania. A farmer with his wife and child look over their farm. Tilled land. Homeless people wait for government supplied food. Machines at work in fields and on farms.
A basketball match between Indiana and Kansas for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) crown being held in Kansas, United States . A crowd in a stadium. A banner reads: 'Kansas NCAA Champs'. The match in progress. The crowd cheers and applauds. Indiana wins the match.
Tourists visit Charlestown in Boston, Massachusetts. View of the Bunker Hill Monument with buildings in the background. People walk outside the Old State House located at the intersection of Washington and State Streets in Boston. The State Capitol Building with pedestrians walking by. View of the Custom House and Boston Harbor behind it.