Fire fighting methods being displayed in Columbia, Missouri. Young college girls drive in a car. They man a hose and pull it across a road. They spray water on a building in a mock fire fighting exercise. The girls carry a ladder and one of them climbs onto it and pulls out a victim of fire.
Newly hired University of Missouri football coach, Frank Carideo, works with Missouri Tiger football players in Columbia, Missouri. He takes off his hat and poses for the camera. Mizzou football players come running out of a building onto the football field. Carideo instructs players during various practice plays, and demonstrates a tackle. Offensive line practices a shift play (also referred to as the Notre Dame Shift or Rockne Shift, pioneered by Knut Rockne, for who Carideo had played). Spectators and players observe as the former two-time All American quarterback from the University of Notre Dame coaches his team.
Dramatization of historical American events. United States President Thomas Jefferson looks at a wall map of the Louisiana Purchase, acquired from Napoleon Bonaparte, the leader of France. Jefferson sits with a few officials seated at a table. A pictorial map showing the Columbia River and the Missouri River flowing into the Pacific. The Lewis and Clark expedition is sent to western territory. The life of the Native American Indians. The Indians wearing traditional costumes. Indians hunting buffalo. Scenic views of a hillside with a flowing river. Lewis and Clark cross a water body led by an Indian guide. A large waterfall. The expedition members sleeping in trees to avoid predators. The rapids of the Columbia River. Men crossing the river with water up to their necks. The men wading through the water holding their guns up. Natives watching the men. The course of the Columbia River. Two men from the expedition team lying beside a tree. The expedition watches English men in boats on the river who have come from Canada to establish outposts.
Scenes from 1934 film production about westward expansion of United States in last quarter of the 19th Century. Marias River flows through the mountains. Goats and bears in forest area. View of the Washington Monument. Engraved stone reads 'Farthest Point West on Captain Lewis trip up Marias River'. Car drives into portico of an old building in Washington. 'Children of a Common Mother' written on top of a monument. Engraved picture shows Lewis and Clark pointing towards land with boats next to them. View of the Columbia River flowing between mountains and a bridge. Aerial view of city of Portland. Steamer leaves harbor of Portland.
The film titled 'Time of the West' shows the geography of the Western United States and includes accounts of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1803–1806), headed by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, to the Pacific coast and back. Mountainous terrain and the Missouri River in Montana. View of surrounding terrain and cliffs from a moving boat on the Missouri River. Reflection of cliffs in river water. Cloud formations in the sky. Panoramic view of lightening and rain clouds over mountains. Submerged trees in water. A cloud formation around the mountains. Water of the Columbia River flowing and falling over cliffs. Waves crash over rocks on the Pacific coast. Houses made up of tree logs. Rocky shores in Oregon.
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz is met by General of the Army, Douglas MacArthur, as he arrives by airplane in Manila, Philippines. Japanese diplomats and military officers board the U.S. Battleship, Missouri, to sign surrender documents. Admiral Nimitz is one of the signatories. Nimitz is given a hero's welcome, in Washington, DC, replete with a military parade. He addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress. Admiral Richard Byrd briefs Admiral Nimitz (now Chief of Naval Operations) about the 1947 expedition to Antarctica. Admiral Nimitz receiving an honorary degree from Columbia University, in New York. (Others present during this event include General Dwight Eisenhower and General George Marshall.) Nimitz, appointed as UN Plebiscite Administrator for Kashmir. He is visited by members of the Japanese Diet and signs autographs for them. Nimitz standing with President Truman, who appoints him to a special commission on internal security.
Retired Admiral Nimitz at home in his garden at Berkeley Hills, California. Weather vane at his house contains 5 stars and replica of a submarine.