Friends and relatives of U.S. Vice President John Nance Garner inaugurate a 'Garner for President' boom at his birthplace in Detroit, Texas. A crowd of people gather outside his birth place, an old house. Friends and relatives cheer for Garner. A man and a girl child display placards and banners written 'Garner for President'.
Baseball's St. Louis Browns hold spring training in San Antonio Texas, March 1938. Players play catch, throwing baseballs to each other, as they lean out open windows of their hotel. One of the baseballs falls to the ground. One player gets doused with water by players in window above. Several players warm up their throwing arms on the field, where trees and outfield wall ads are seen in background. Two young women field grounders gently bunted by a player with a bat, standing several feet away, on home plate. Close up shot of Browns manager Gabby Street. Shot of unidentified Browns players. Players take practice swings from batting cage.
Cowboys approaching ride horses into a stable. Cattle graze. Oil wells and military airfield from overhead. Distant view of Dallas Texas city skyline. Night view of streets and signs in Amarillo Texas. Daytime view of a tall skyscraper building and wide street in Houston Texas with cars and traffic View of the Hotel Nimitz in Fredericksburg Texas. Downtown Fort Worth Texas city street with shops, offices, and cars. Downtown area in Pampa Texas. Street corner view in Kerrville Texas. Two different views of The Alamo and surroundings in San Antonio, Texas. A water tower and oil rigs in Kilgore Texas. Downtown area of El Paso, Texas from elevated view. Street view in downtown Beaumont, Texas. Downtown view in Wichita Falls, Texas. Downtown San Angelo Texas views. Distant view of the city of Austin Texas from an elevated position, and then in downtown Austin featuring the State House Capitol building. Cattle, sheep, and sorghum farming views. Rice fields and Turkey ranches. Many oil rigs and oil wells. A busy shipyard in Texas making ships for World War II war effort. A sprawling aircraft factory. Oil rigs pumping oil. Farmer on tractor plows wheat field. View of rice harvesting (Massey Harris Self Propelled Harvest Brigade). Men stack magnesium bars. Magnesium factory next to ocean in Texas. Hand cotton picking and view of a mechanical cotton picker. Tractor pulling sorghum harvester. Sulfur mining and Helium plant in Amarillo. Black clouds in sky from burning natural gas in making synthetic rubber for war effort. Cliff of sulfur dynamited and loaded by train crane. Cowboys herd cattle and view of Fort Worth Stockyards and Exchange. Angora goat farm and turkey farming. War time workers manufacturing. Alabama and Coushatta Native American Indian village with flag of service stars for men in the war. Indian children with elder and Indian logging camp. Campus of University of Texas and State Capitol in Austin. Well dressed women exit Dallas department store.
The farm boys of Texas visit different states of United States. The farm boys walk on fences in a stockyard and look at cattle in Chicago Stockyards. View of exterior of part of the Ford River Rouge automobile manufacturing Plant in Detroit, Michigan. Group of boys walk in River Rouge plant yard and car factory workers emerge from the buildings. Scene changes to Ithaca New York on grounds of Cornell University. View from high up looking into gorges at the waterfalls cascading down rocks. A building built atop the rocks at Cornell.
Glimpses of airplanes and crews that made the Pan American Goodwill flight that covered 22,000 miles to 21 Central and South American nations, in 1926. Aerial view of hangars and runway at kelly Air Base, Texas, as one of the five Loening OA-1 Amphibious aircraft takes off from the runway on Dec. 21, 1926.The five aircraft seen in flight over a city, are: The New York, with crew: Maj. Herbert Dargue and Lt. Ennis Whitehead; The San Antonio with crew: Capt. Arthur McDaniel and Lt. Charles Robinson; The San Francisco with crew: Capt. Ira Eaker and Lt. Muir Fairchild; The Detroit, with crew: Capt. Clinton Woolsey and Lt. John Benton; and The St. Louis, with crew: Lt. Bernard Thompson and Lt. Leonard Weddington. President Coolidge presenting the pilots with with citations for the Distinguished Flying Cross at Bolling Field, Washington, D.C., on May 2, 1927, at the opening of the Pan American Air Commission Conference.
In Fort Worth, Texas, famous ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his doll Charlie McCarthy are interviewed during a parade in their honor, that started at the T&P Terminal following their performance at Casa Manana. Here they are seen stopped along the parade route to talk to Amon Carter from radio station WBAP, the first radio station in Fort Worth. Amon Carter presented Charlie McCarthy with a Shady Oaks hat, his custom with all notable persons who visited Fort Worth. A crowd of spectators stands near them and watches during the radio interview. Scene moves indoors to a Texas Rangers ceremony in Dallas, with McCarthy and Bergen entertaining as Texas Rangers stand behind them and watch.