Civilians and farmers of England, Arkansas work together to prepare food for the unemployed and drought affected people of Henryeta, Oklahoma during the Great Depression. A man pulls corn from a farm with raised bumper crops. Men carry food and ration supplies and load them to trucks to feed the people of Henryeta. Convoy of motor trucks drives on the roads. Banner on a truck reads 'Food for the unemployed'.
Famous passengers aboard ocean liner SS Manhattan (later USS Wakefield during World War 2) in the United States. Flashbacks show USS Manhattan being christened by Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt on 5th December, 1931. It is seen being launched from New York Shipbuilding Corporation in Camden New Jersey. View of maiden voyage on 10th August,1932, with passengers boarding the ship. It leaves a port for her first trip to Thailand, England, Germany and France. The passengers dance aboard the deck of SS Manhattan. Passengers including Babe Ruth, Jimmy Walker, Glenn Cunningham, and aviator Douglas Corrigan ("Wrong Way Corrigan") seen aboard the ship.
A film named 'Dictionary of Indian Sign Language' starts. General Hugh L. Scott seated on a chair demonstrates Native American Indian sign language. General demonstrates sign Water that is to drink, apple creek and Arkansas river that is flint arrowhead. Specifically: Apple Creek signs: WATER TREE BERRY/FRUIT SPINY, which translates to Spiny-fruit-tree-river (River of the spiny-fruit tree). Arkansas River signs: WATER FLINT (ARROW) TIP, which translates to Flint-arrowhead-river. ARROW is left out for abbreviation.
Red Cross provides help to the victims of drought in the town of Marked Tree in Arkansas. People lined outside the Red Cross headquarters for food and medicine. Scorched crops in the fields, dying animals. Hunger struck leaned women and children. Children lined outside Red Cross relief headquarters, walk out with food and medicine.
General Hugh L. Scott seated on a chair demonstrates Indian sign language. General Scott demonstrates a sign for salt fork of Arkansas.
U.S. President Richard Nixon is among the spectators (but not seen) watching a football match between Texas and Arkansas at Fayetteville in Arkansas. Cheerleaders and team bands of Arkansas perform half time ceremonies. Cheerleaders twirl and lead cheers as the band plays. Various musical instruments of the Arkansas team band. Excited spectators cheer and raise banners.