Overflow Tallahatchie River flooded the streets of Glendora. Submerged farms are deserted and prisoners are brought to the stricken region to stem the tide of the rising river. Prisoners shovel earth. Sand sacks are used as barriers. Prisoners wade through water carrying sand sacks. Sack stacks to block the water from entering streets. Houses half merged in water. Man oars boat.
U.S. Coast Guard works to rescue victims of a flood in Greenwood, Mississippi. Men lower Coast Guard dory boats from a railroad car. Spectators watch as the men put dory boats in the water. Prisoners in striped clothes stack sandbags to control overflowing water of Yazoo and Tallahatchie Rivers. Submerged houses and trees. Residents flee in boats. Coast Guard officers aboard a boat in water. U.S. Army and Red Cross Fokker F.VII a aircraft in flight over the flood area. Aerial views of the flooded region.
A large crowd gathered at the Mississippi Economic Council silver anniversary meeting in Jackson, Mississippi, held at the Coliseum. President Nixon enters the meeting auditorium with his wife Pat. Whole of the crowd in auditorium applauds. Officials greet and welcome them on stage. Mississippi Governor William L Waller gives introductory address and praises Nixon's concern for Mississippi. President Nixon listens carefully to his words and shakes hands with him as he finishes his speech. Other officials attending included Senator Jim Eastland, Senator John Stennis, and Mississippi congressmen.
General of Army, Douglas MacArthur, speaking on the steps of the Mississippi State Legislature, addresses a joint assembly of the Mississippi State Legislature, and citizens, in Jackson, Mississippi. MacArthur emphasizes that charity begins at home. He questions the merits of America spending billions to fight communism abroad. Further, he questions the commitment of European nations to fight against communism. He notes that the U.S.A. had spiritual leadership of the world, backed by the greatest military power in history, at the end of World War 2. But he claims the U.S. dissipated that power, by betraying Nationalist China; and permitting the Soviet Union to expand into Eastern European countries; while American disarmed and demobilized.
A large crowd gathered at the Mississippi Economic Council silver anniversary meeting in Jackson, Mississippi. A large number of people gathered outside the auditorium to welcome President Nixon. Two news anchors from their desk watch the proceedings. Spectators applaud for President Nixon as he enters the auditorium. Mississippi elected officials on the stage greet and talk to each other. Officials attending included Governor William Waller, Senator Jim Eastland, Senator John Stennis, and Mississippi congressmen.
A large crowd gathered to welcome U.S. President Nixon at the Mississippi Economic Council silver anniversary meeting in Jackson, Mississippi. President Nixon from speaker's podium in the Coliseum addresses the Economic Council. The spectators applaud as Nixon speaks about Mississippi. Officials attending include Governor William Waller, Senator Jim Eastland, Senator John Stennis, and Mississippi congressmen.