Hank Polakis wear an air conditioned suit to beat the heat in summers in Gila Centre, Arizona. Hank Polakis displays a self designed clothes with air pumps below his shoes and pipes from the pumps run to different parts of the body. Polakis walks down a street as the air pumps supply constant breeze to him lowering the temperatures.
United States former President Calvin Coolidge dedicates a dam named in his honor on the Native American Indian San Carlos Apache Reservation in Arizona. View of the dam and Gila river. Mountains in the background. Many people on the dam. Lunch tables arranged on the dam. President Coolidge eats lunch on top of structure across Gila River. President Coolidge smokes a peace pipe with the Native American Indian tribal people. Leaders of the Pima and Apache Indian tribes are seen.
Mine workers board an elevator lift at the "Copper Queen" copper mine in Bisbee, Arizona, which also produces lead and zinc. Smoke arise from huge chimneys of smelter plant smelting copper in nearby Douglas Arizona. Mining train emerges from mine on tracks and dumps raw material for copper. Workers move carts of ore by hand and dump them. Workers and mechanized diggers work at other non-metallic mines in Arizona. Mountainous region with dry soil is seen. View of Theodore Roosevelt Dam on the Salt River. Men lift wooden blocks to allow water flowing in canals and utilized for irrigation on farms in the Salt River Valley. Lettuce, tomato,carrot and cabbage fields are shown. A man puts a ladder up against and tree and picks citrus fruits from a tree such as oranges or grapefruits. A date tree in a date tree grove is hand pollinated. Close up view of hands of a farmer examining wheat crops and holding wheat in a field. A harvester operates in a barley field. Gunny bags of wheat piled in an area are moved by workers from a truck onto an automated mover. Men stack the bags. Huge stacks of bales of cotton and a man in hat and tie examining the raw cotton. Alfalfa plants shown in field and being baled. View of Coolidge Dam on the Gila River near Globe, Arizona. Imperial Dam on the lower Colorado River is shown next. View of Hoover Dam on the Colorado River. Hydroelectric generators and power lines are seen. Elevated view of Lake Mead. People wave from a motorboat on Lake Mead. Children splash and play in the lake water. A man in a small boat fishing on Lake Mead.
Nisei, the Japanese Americans of second generation, at relocation centers during World War II. A relocation center in Wyoming. Japanese man and women carry buckets at a place to bath. Women wash cloth in the public tubs. Nisei gather in morning at the mess. People dine together. Nisei police guards on duty at relocation centers. A Victory Garden with fruits and vegetable developed by Japanese farmers. Nisei farmers in farms. Men and women harvest vegetables from a field. A man on the tractor plows a field. Rice fields developed in Gila River, Amazon by Nisei farmers. Workers feed chicken at a poultry farm. Mechanized farming equipment repaired by Nisei mechanic.
Busy streets of the cities in the United States. A woman officer at a desk of Army-Navy Screen Magazine's "By Request Department" addresses U.S. soldiers overseas during World War 2, and says they will show views of various American home towns by request.. Busy intersection along Capitol Street in Charleston, West Virginia. 1930s automobiles on roads and American citizens walking on city streets. Next scene shows the main street of Wytheville, Virginia with cars, pedestrians, and shops. Next scene is of main street area in Fall River, Massachusetts. Buildings seen on either sides of the streets and buses at bus station depot. Next view is of Springfield Street, looking toward Market Street in the center of Newark, New Jersey. Main streets of Winslow Arizona, with citizens dressed in Western wear, and then a main intersection in Tucson, Arizona, where a paper boy sells newspapers on a street corner.
Japanese-American citizens and soldiers at Poston War Relocation center in Arizona during World War II. The American flag is lowered on pole. Men furl the flag. Army vehicles parade on street. Japanese-American soldiers clear an obstacle course. Truck loaded with soldiers, moves ahead on road. Soldier fires a gun on a field.