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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. Huge crowd cheers. 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
 
 
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
 
 
Columbia Command Module of Apollo 11 being recovered at sea and astronauts being welcomed by Richard Nixon along with others

The recovery of the Apollo 11 Columbia Command Module and astronauts welcomed after in Houston Texas. Radar equipment on USS Hornet (CVS-12). A helicopter in flight. The Columbia Command Module of Apollo 11 seen as a white light streaking through the sky as it reenters earth's atmosphere. The Columbia module seen floating in the ocean near the USS Hornet. President of the United States Richard Nixon on the USS Hornet. A helicopter recovers the astronatus from the Columbia Command module in the Pacific Ocean. A man clicks pictures. The astronauts being pulled up to the helicopter from the command module floating in the ocean. The helicopter lands on the carrier. The ramp being pushed to the helicopter. Richard Nixon waving at the astronauts. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins disembark in special air-tight suits to applause of the crew, and then immediately enter a Mobile Quarantine Van. The crew of Apollo 11 in quarantine after returning to Earth. People welcome the astronatus in the quarantine van after it has arrived in Houston Texas. The astronauts talk over a red telephone to family and friends gathered in Houston. They wave from the quarantine van where they must remain for 3 weeks. Views of the astronauts on the moon are shown periodically. A scientist opens a collected rock and dust sample from moon using special equipment in a closed chamber. Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package placed on the surface. Laser ranging retro reflector placed on the surface of moon. The lunar module (LM) Eagle on moon surface.

Date: 1969, July 24
Duration: 5 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President Herbert Hoover greets visitors from Texas on the White House lawn in Washington DC.

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.

Date: 1929, September 11
Duration: 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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