Strike situation in Dearborn, Michigan. People demonstrate with boards and placards. A board reads: 'We Want Democracy'. Buildings along the sides of the street. Michigan Police. The CIO workers picket the plant, riot and force a shut down. Several non strikers hurt as they try to enter the factory.
The Soybean Car at Ford Rotunda in Dearborn, Michigan. Automobile parked in front of Ford Rotunda. The car driven around a driveway. The American flag atop Ford Rotunda.
Activities at the Ford River Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan. An aerial view of River Rouge plant. A line moves to open hearth furnaces where different types of steel are made. A rail road locomotive. An open hearth furnace. A huge crane on the tracks place scrap steel into the furnace. Burning charge in the furnace. An overhead crane carries a bucket over the furnace. Molten metal is poured into a mold. A worker takes testing sample from the furnace. He pours it into a small mold. The worker with a protective helmet over his head. The molten metal is poured from the furnace into ingot molds. The worker stirs the contents of the molds. An overhead crane lifts the molds from the cooled ingot. The ingot is moved to an oven called a soaking pit.
Activities at the Ford River Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan. A truck drawn train of lunch wagons enter the plant. Workers select food and eat. Workers alight from a street car. They mount stairs to an overhead walkway. Workers work in the factory. A production line and change of workers. Automobile and truck traffic. Manufacturing workers and family working in Ford garden and farm land beside the company plant.
Activities at the Ford River Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan. A crane removes hot ingot from a soaking pit and places it on the conveyor to a rolling mill. An operator's hand on the machinery controls. The ingot tipping into the rolling machinery . It is being rolled and shaped. It is moved from one machine to another until a long thin sheet of metal emerges. A worker examines a thin sheet of metal as it passes him. The rolling machinery in operation. An aerial view of the plant. A line moving to the motor building center. A piston polishing machinery in operation. Workers finish and weigh pistons. The pistons on an overhead conveyor. The workers assemble sets for motors.
Activities of the United States sailors at Ford River Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan. American flag waving in breeze. A U.S. sailor blows a bugle. Sailors marching. Smokestacks of the Ford River Rouge plant in the background. Instructors in several departments of the plant. Instructor explains machinery to the sailors.