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Thousands of men volunteer for the U.S. Navy in Houston, Texas, after loss of the cruiser, USS Houston, in World War II

Views of the United States Cruiser, USS Houston (CA-30) underway in calm seas. Closeup of her 8-inch guns in triple turrets. A large group of men march at an outdoor ceremony, intended to enlist a thousand men to make up for those lost in the sinking of the USS Houston during the battle of Battle of Sunda Strait, after the battle of Java Sea, in World War 2 (February 1942). A wooden model representing the lost ship is part of the ceremony. It contains words,"Remember the Houston," on its bow. Scene shifts to the Loew's State theater, at 1014 Main Street. A group of U.S. naval officers, in dress whites, stands on a platform in front of the theater marquee. They administer the oath of allegiance to the crowd of volunteers standing in front them, who all raise their right hands as they take the oath. Film closes with view of a Northhampton-class cruiser firing her guns.

Date: 1942
Duration: 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
View of many city skylines, town centers, and war industries in Texas during World War 2

Cowboys approaching ride horses into a stable. Cattle graze. Oil wells and military airfield from overhead. Distant view of Dallas Texas city skyline. Night view of streets and signs in Amarillo Texas. Daytime view of a tall skyscraper building and wide street in Houston Texas with cars and traffic View of the Hotel Nimitz in Fredericksburg Texas. Downtown Fort Worth Texas city street with shops, offices, and cars. Downtown area in Pampa Texas. Street corner view in Kerrville Texas. Two different views of The Alamo and surroundings in San Antonio, Texas. A water tower and oil rigs in Kilgore Texas. Downtown area of El Paso, Texas from elevated view. Street view in downtown Beaumont, Texas. Downtown view in Wichita Falls, Texas. Downtown San Angelo Texas views. Distant view of the city of Austin Texas from an elevated position, and then in downtown Austin featuring the State House Capitol building. Cattle, sheep, and sorghum farming views. Rice fields and Turkey ranches. Many oil rigs and oil wells. A busy shipyard in Texas making ships for World War II war effort. A sprawling aircraft factory. Oil rigs pumping oil. Farmer on tractor plows wheat field. View of rice harvesting (Massey Harris Self Propelled Harvest Brigade). Men stack magnesium bars. Magnesium factory next to ocean in Texas. Hand cotton picking and view of a mechanical cotton picker. Tractor pulling sorghum harvester. Sulfur mining and Helium plant in Amarillo. Black clouds in sky from burning natural gas in making synthetic rubber for war effort. Cliff of sulfur dynamited and loaded by train crane. Cowboys herd cattle and view of Fort Worth Stockyards and Exchange. Angora goat farm and turkey farming. War time workers manufacturing. Alabama and Coushatta Native American Indian village with flag of service stars for men in the war. Indian children with elder and Indian logging camp. Campus of University of Texas and State Capitol in Austin. Well dressed women exit Dallas department store.

Date: 1945
Duration: 7 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
College football game between North Carolina State University and University of Houston at Astrodome in Houston.

People enter the Houston Astrodome building in Houston Texas for a college football game between North Carolina State University and University of Houston. View of Houston's mascot, a live Cougar named Shasta III, chained and lying in a wagon. Huge crowd cheers. Views of several plays in the football game. North Carolina State wins over Houston with a score of 16-6. Bobby Hall of North Carolina State scores twice for the winning team.

Date: 1967, October 10
Duration: 1 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Modernization of the cities of South Western region of the United States.

Animation shows six cities in South Western region of the United States. These are the cities with more population. The cities are Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Ft Worth, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston. Modernization of the cities. Buildings in several southwest United States city downtown areas are shown. One view is in Ft Worth, Texas, of shops and busy traffic on Main Street looking toward the Tarrant County Courthouse building with clock tower in the distance. Cars pass on the street. People walk on the street. Soldiers in a field. A farm in the area. Wrecked dwellings in a field. Cattle graze on the field. The Alamo site building in San Antonio, Texas.

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Houston volunteers join military; a new cruiser ship USS Houston (CL-81) launched at a ceremony in Newport News Virginia

Scenes in Houston Texas as 1000 Houston Volunteers enlist in the military in World War 2 to avenge the loss of the USS Houston (CA-30) to the Japanese. They attend a swearing in ceremony in front of the marquee of the Loews State theater. Scene change to Newport News, Virginia as people gather for the launching of the new U.S. Navy cruiser ship USS Houston (CL-81). New cruiser launched at a colorful ceremony. Dignitaries on stand include the sponsor, Mrs. C. B. Hamill, who is seen hitting a bottle of champagne against the ship hull, and then it slides down the ways at launching.

Date: 1943
Duration: 1 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Governor Byrd of Virginia attends launching of USS Houston (CA-30) (originally designated CL-30) in Newport News, Virginia

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.

Date: 1929, September 7
Duration: 1 min 20 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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