Under the direction of City Manager George W. Welsh a new civic plan is introduced for unemployed men in Grand Rapids, Michigan, during the Great Depression. George W. Welsh poses. Unemployed men are employed on the Highway and Street Improvement projects for which they receive food and fuel as supplies from the municipal relief stations. Men work on road with shovels and use wheel carts. Exteriors of the Social Welfare Store. Supply bags in the store. Bottles of milk and bread are distributed to children.
Highlights of the Kent County Emergency Medical Training program in the Grand Rapids and Kent County area of Michigan, United States. Men gathered at an accident site. They open a medical aid box and give emergency medical treatment to a road accident victim. Innovative program of Emergency Medical Training is developed at Grand Rapids, Michigan and surrounding Kent County. Civilians walk through the streets. An ambulance drives through a snow covered street. Professors give classroom training about emergency medical treatment to students. Technicians bring a patient who needs emergency treatment. They contact a nurse in the emergency room of a city hospital. The nurse instructs the technicians how to provide immediate life saving treatment to the patient. In the training program: trainees learn how to diagnose heart rhythms, how to treat cardiac victims and to access patient's breathing system. They learn how to clear the air passage. The trainees receive an advanced training to become EMTs "Emergency Medical Technicians". They learn about life support exercises. They are taught to treat fractures, cuts, electrical shocks and radiation injury. Apart from practical exercises they receive basic instructions in physiology. Teachers and drivers learn how to evacuate victims from vehicles after road accidents. Doctors discuss about the Emergency Medical Training Program during a conference.
The Michigan Wolverines defeats the Northwestern Wildcats at an American football match in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wolverines defeat Wildcats by 15-6 in the first game between the schools in seven years. Large crowd gathers to see the match.
The 1932 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. New York Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt with his daughter Anna Roosevelt and granddaughter Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Dall (sometimes known as Sistie) outside a building circa 1930. Roosevelt holds a cane while leaning against a column and plays with his grandson using the cane. People gather in the convention hall for the 1932 Democratic National Convention. Roosevelt addresses them, speaking of the need to "break foolish traditions" and "to win in this crusade to restore America to its own people." The people applaud.
Relief activities after flood in Rapid City, South Dakota.HUD (Housing and Urban Development) mobile trailer park in Rapid City. Sign reads 'Rapid City Mt Rushmore'. Mobile homes in the background. Trucks parked outside a mobile home. Many mobile homes in area. Hillocks in the background. Traffic along road. Roads leading to hills.HUD (Housing and Urban Development) mobile trailer park in Rapid City. Sign reads 'Rapid City Mt Rushmore'. Mobile homes in the background. Trucks parked outside a mobile home. Many mobile homes in area. Hillocks in the background. Traffic along road. Roads leading to hills.
Hard times in the Great Depression led to formation of The Bonus Army. American veterans of World War 1 march on streets of Washington DC, carrying a large poster demanding immediate cash redemption their "bonus" service certificates awarded by Congress in 1924 (but not lawfully payable until 1945). Army Chief of Staff, General Douglas MacArthur, ordered by President Hoover, to clear the Bonus Army encampments, is seen standing in a street surrounded by several U.S. Army troops. People watch from sidewalks as a contingent of U.S. Army cavalry rides down the street. U.S. Army M-1917 tanks roll down Pennsylvania Avenue in July 1932. Bonus marchers and others watch from Lafayette Park in background. Scene shifts to the 1932 Democratic Party Convention in Chicago Stadium, Chicago, where delegates cheer after nominating Franklin D. Roosevelt as their Presidential candidate. Roosevelt seen waving from the podium. Migrant farm workers seen at temporary, dilapidated dwellings in close quarters, and sitting at a campfire, some with sad and desperate faces. Migrant farm workers' cars on the road, piled high with family belongings during westward migration. Migrants riding atop an open railroad freight car. Two men share a copy of the "Epic News" newspaper (published by supporters of Upton Sinclair and the End Poverty Movement in Los Angeles and central California). Narrator describes programs of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Construction workers ignite demolition charges during construction of Boulder Dam (aka Hoover Dam and officially so-named in 1947). Glimpse of President Roosevelt at the site in an open car, for its dedication on September 30, 1935. Construction workers engaged in building the dam. Another shot of President Roosevelt in his open car. Towers being erected to carry electric power from the dam's hydroelectric generators. President Franklin D. Roosevelt smiling broadly at the formal dedication ceremony, September 30, 1935. Controlled discharges of water through the dam. Views of the Boulder Dam hydroelectric generating station. Oil well rigs or oil derricks at work during construction at night. People at work in fabric mills or textile mills, and in a print shop