A film titled 'Farmers use corn for fuel' shows a farmer W.H. Wood as he attaches horses to his car at a farm in Courtney in Missouri. He has no money to buy gasoline for his car. Horses pull the car. After going further, the car stops Wood gets down and feed corn to the horses and moves to the bushel.
Crowd gathered in front of the Jailhouse in San Jose, California, where a mob of thousands had broken in and seized prisoners Thomas Thurmond and John Holmes, who had reportedly confessed to the kidnapping and murder of Brooke Hart, son of Alexander Hart, the owner of Leopold Hart and Son Department Store. The mob had taken the two and lynched them, in St. James Park, across the street. Under-sheriff Hamilton, is interviewed and states that they held the mob off until they ran out of tear gas, and then didn't shoot, because of women and children. View of many people and cars outside, as seen through cell windows inside the prison. One of the prison inmates, testifies about seeing the mob break into the prison and make their way to the third floor. View of the St. James Park, where many people are seen gathered beneath its palm trees. Camera focuses on trees where the prisoners were hanged. California Governor,James Rolph, Jr., makes a statement tantamount to condoning the lynchings. The film shifts to a new location, in Missouri, where, On November 28, 1933, a crowd of 7-thousand broke into the Buchanan County Jail, St. Joseph, Missouri, to seize and lynch a negro charged with criminal assault. The mob overpowered defending police officers and members of the 35th Tank Company, Missouri National Guard. One of tank company's six ton M1917 light tanks parked in front of the prison. View of broken steel prison door and battering ram used by the mob. Wrecked interior of the prison quarters. People posing near a broken prison steel door.
United States General Courtney Hughes speaks during a radio talk in United States. General Courtney H. Hodges speaks into a microphone as he talks to radio audiences soon after the end of World War II in Europe. He says that he is happy to be home and will soon visit his home town in Georgia. He says that after that he will visit Washington and then leave for the South Pacific where the United States 1st Army has been ordered to go. He poses with other officers.
Scene from fight between James J. Corbett, former champion of the world (AKA "Gentleman Jim" Corbett) and Peter Courtney, staged and recorded at the Edison Studio in West Orange, New Jersey, U.S.A..
Great Depression scenes and recovery efforts in the United States. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as President on March 4, 1933. Scenes of Roosevelt and outgoing President Herbert Hoover leaving the White House together in a top-down convertible limousine before the ceremony. Roosevelt at the U.S. Capitol building during the inauguration ceremony as President of the United States. Roosevelt delivering the famous line in his speech, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Americans wait in unemployment lines to get work or jobs. Men in a bread line. Unemployed man with a large sign "Will take any job." Scenes of families migrating in the US, with vehicles filled with belongings. Families and children suffering poverty and in makeshift camps. Troops and bands march with American flags on Constitution Avenue during the Roosevelt Inauguration parade. Government officials at a long table working on emergency banking laws in March of 1933. Scene of people flooding into a bank and making a run on the bank to retrieve deposits. President Roosevelt signs Emergency Banking Act in his office on March 9, 1933. View of White House lawn and White House. The CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) is created to put unemployed young men to work on various conservation projects. CCC boys and men working on planting projects with pick axes and mattocks. Men and women in line to sign up for Emergency Work Relief programs. Officials write down the information for each worker.were put to work in a variety of projects. A sign "USA Work Program WPA" advertising a bridge work project in Los Angeles. People build roads, bridges and post offices. Cable fed out of a large spool as construction of a suspension bridge is shown. People work in factories. Train locomotives moving on tracks near factories. Various factory scenes including smokestacks and workers. A coal mining operation. Two coal miners take a break and eat. A steel factory and hot molten steel pouring from a ladle.
President Franklin D Roosevelt in the United States. A calendar shows the date 5th March 1933. Roosevelt leaves in a car after attending church service in Washington DC, United States on 5th March 1933. On March 9th 1933 Senate passes a bill proposed by Roosevelt to address bank crisis. The House also passes the President's proposed bill Franklin Roosevelt in his first fireside chats broadcast on 12th March 1933 talks about the bank crisis. He asks people to have confidence in the government. He ensures that banks will provide sufficient currency to meet the situation.