Activities of people in Richmond, Virginia. Examples of "Jim Crow" laws (racial segregation). View of the Virginia State Capitol Building. The sign reads 'White House of confederacy entrance on Clay St'. Buses parked in front of the "colored waiting room". White pedestrians at crossing on Broad Street. Highway sign reads "Colored tourists stop at Hotel McGuire, Route 1, Fredericksburg, Virginia." View of the Virginia State Capitol big modern building in the background.
A trained chimpanzee 'Freckles' locked up pending ownership decision. Sheriff Garner hauls it off to the jail. Another officer accompanies Sheriff Garner. The chimpanzee taken on a motorcycle to the jail. The chimpanzee locked up.
Aerial view of helicopters at Fort Eustis, Virginia, with snow on the ground. Crowd gathered inside a large hangar. The widow of Alfred C. Felker, wearing a corsage, stands with his father,as Army officers salute in tribute at the dedication of the Felker heliport. Felker's young son removes the covering from the dedication plaque, which reads:"U.S. Army Fort Eustis Virginia, Felker Heliport in Memory of WOJG Alfred C. Felker 1929-1953." A Piasecki Helicopter takes off at the heliport. Mrs. Felker is a passenger on one of two smaller helicopters that circle aroung one another and then land.
President Herbert Hoover meets political and business leaders from Texas on White House lawn (in the days following the September 7, 1929 launch of the ship USS Houston at Newport News Virginia). President Hoover shakes hand and poses with delegates. Among those seen are R.B. Creager, Judge Higgins, the President, Houston Mayor Walter Monteith, Senator Garrett and Senator Connolly. Colonel R.C. Kuldell invites President Hoover to visit Houston Texas.
Texas officials at launching of USS Houston (CA-30) (originally designated CL-30) at Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company. Elizabeth Holcombe, daughter of Houston's former Mayor, Oscar Holcombe, with bouquet of flowers. She is seen again on a platform, holding the flowers and a bottle of champagne, standing next to Governor Byrd of Virginia, who actually swings the bottle to christen the ship. A formation of U.S. Navy Vought O2U-1 corsair floatplanes is seen flying over U.S. flag in foreground. Large crowd gathered for the ceremony. USS Houston slides down the ways. USS Houston underway in the water.
Report from Texas: Texas' contribution to World War II on both battlefield and home front. Horsemen gallop across the terrain. Man on horse with cattle. Texas increases its production of synthetic rubber, magnesium, sulphur and agricultural products. Factories and industries. Construction work underway. An airfield. Soldiers march. Views of Dallas, Houston, Fredericksburg, Hotel Nimitz, Ft. Worth, Kerrville, Pampa, San Antonio, Kilgore, El Paso, Beaumont, Wichita Falls, San Angelo and Austin.