'Pattern for the Nation' depicts mental retardation in children. Paul W. Morenzi, President of Travelers Broadcasting Service Corporation speaks about television documentary programs concerning mental retardation and describes the progress being made in the State of Connecticut.. Mentally retarded persons are shown performing in an orchestra. Various mentally retarded people and children celebrate. A mentally retarded boy. Mentally retarded children in a classroom. A woman discusses the problems of having a retarded child. President Kennedy is heard speaking about the problem of mental retardation. Connecticut's Deputy Health Commissioner, Bert Schmikel, who is in charge of the State's program speaks. A nurse with a toddler. A training institute for teaching mentally retarded children.
'1969 SAC Missile Combat Competition' of USAF Strategic Air Command units in the United States. Seal of '1969 SAC Missile Combat Competition'. An SAC officer speaks on the dais. SAC units disembark an aircraft. A sign reads : 'Welcome, 1969 SAC Missile Combat Competition'. The SAC units enters a building. The personnel receive well wishes. The SAC personnel work on various equipment during the competition. An announcer makes an announcement during the award ceremony. General Bruce K. Holloway, Commander-in-Chief of the SAC speaks. General Holloway congratulates each SAC personnel. The SAC personnel applaud. The award is given for the best maintenance wing and the best minute man wing
Volunteers provide education to the mentally retarded children in Connecticut, United States. A map hung on a wall. Narrator mentions that in 1959 the Connecticut Legislature created the State Office of Mental Retardation. Mr. Bert Schmikel, Head,of that office, points at the map and expresses his views about education for the mentally retarded children. Several children around a table. A woman helps them. A child tries to wear shoes. Another child wears a cap. A man helps as some mentally retarded children get off a car. A bespectacled boy with the American Flag. A mentally retarded girl and a black American boy. Two ladders placed horizontally on a table. The ladders are placed side by side in such a way that the rungs of the two ladders do not correspond to each other. A girl walks by placing her feet between the rungs of the ladders. A woman teaches needlework to a boy. A retarded girl fiddles with the zip of the hood of a boy's coat. A man stands nearby.
A volunteer helps a mentally retarded girl. Close-up of a sign 'State Department of Health, Mansfield. State Training School and Hospital'. Exterior of the building. A man opens a locked door with a key and enters. Superintendent Verne Kelly, mentions help from the University of Connecticut and its students, participating in a cooperative education program, called the "Big Brother and Big Sister" program, particularly for Mansfield children who have no parents or visitors. He quotes one child as saying "a big sister is someone who knows all about us and still likes us."A retarded girl helped by a volunteer tries to bowl. At first she cries. Then she succeeds and is happy. A boy stands nearby. A wheelchair in the background. The woman and the girl smile.
Larry McKibben, Iowa representative for the Selective Service Youth Advisory Committee, interrupts the December 1969 draft lottery to read a statement. He claims his statement is written by 14 youth members protesting the removal of the Michigan and Alaska youth delegates after their refusal to draw birth dates for the lottery. The draft lottery continues after the statement is read.
Film begins as Texas takes the field, wearing red warm-up jackets. Stadium appears filled to capacity. Numerous plays in the game are seen throughout the film. A banner draped over a front row railing, in the grandstand, cites 100th anniversary of the NCAA and reads:"Welcome President Nixon." Several police officers are seen in that vicinity. Scoreboard shows Arkansas ahead 14 to nothing (after third quarter). Numerous shots of the crowd in the stands, but none showing the President or his party. As the game nears the end, some spectators appear to be covering up because of a light rain. (Note: In the 4th quarter, Texas rallied to win the game 15 to 14.)