Several zirconium-clad fuel rods of highly enriched uranium (HEU) are seen on a table. A hand rolls more beside the others, making a total of 6 rods. An engineer is seen at a work station associated with testing of the prototype pressurized water reactor plant for the USS Nautilus (SSN 571). Scene shifts to the Atomic Energy Commission's National Reactor Testing Station in Idaho, where a truck is delivering a hydraulic cooling pump for the prototype reactor. View across barren terrain of a building at the site, where the prototype reactor is being tested. Closer view of the building and monitoring equipment housed in a small structure outside. Closeup of reactor pressure vessel being moved on an overhead crane and lowered into position and installed inside the facility. Instrumented control panel for the prototype reactor. A man steps to the panel and manipulates the main control wheel. Closeup of gauge reflecting effects of control movements.
U.S. Marines dropped off from U.S. marine helicopters at a landing zone during maneuvers. and then running on a field. Representatives of United Nations permanent member countries in a weekly conference session meeting of the permanent council. U.S. Congress in session in Capitol building. Technological advances in U.S. U.S. President Eisenhower on a visit passes beneath a sign "Atoms for Peace" and observes various displays dealing with atomic power and nuclear power. An early nuclear power plant in Idaho, and view of an electical power plant control room that uses power from the nuclear plant. Doctor in a hospital checks a patient using a atomic scanner. American workers work in Oil fields in the United States -- view of many oil rigs in one area and two oil workers working on an oil rig. Tractors and modern large harvesting devices being used in farms. Miners sit in mining rail carts and then enter a mine on the rail cart. Sign on wall at coal mine entrance reads, "Inland Steel Company." And below it another sign, "Price Mine Number 1. 1950." (mine in Price, Kentucky). Mechanical mining cutter used in mine is seen turning out many large chunks of coal. Rail carts transport raw ore out from the Price, Kentucky coal mine.
History of fire fighting in forests in United States. United States President Theodore Roosevelt standing with several persons, including John Muir and Chief Forester, Gifford Pinchot. Roosevelt on speaker's stand. Picture of Northern District Forester, William B. Greely and his staff, in Missoula, Montana. Scenes from 1910 during period of drought. A ranger checks a rain gauge. Picture of Smoke rising in a forest as a fire breaks out in Montana. Firefighters are recruited and head to Montana on horses and mules. Smoke rises as fire spreads across the forest. Firefighters work with hand tools and axes in attempt to control the fires. August 20, 1910, hurricane force winds create the "Big Blowup" fire storm starting in Elk City Idaho. Destruction in Wallace, Idaho. Scenes of aftermath, showing swaths of destroyed forest. Men in area filled with smoke, felling a large tree using axes. Forest Rangers standing on a mountain peak, scanning the horizon, with field glasses, for signs of fire. A Ranger on horseback. A Ranger approaches a fire, puts his backpack down and starts to clear brush. A fire warden standing on a peak looking for signs of fire.
The United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) 'Hell's Angels' at Dow Field, Bangor, Maine, while en route with their B-17s to their operating base at (RAF) Station Molesworth in England during World War II. Airmen work on a parked Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. Names and artwork on the B-17s: 'Zombie - Dopey', 'Rim Fire Renner', 'Jerry Jinx', 'Lost and Found Department', 'Hostess wanted' , 'Nancy' , 'Sky Wolf,' 'Thumper', 'Idaho Potato Peeler'. Pilots look skyward. Note: From Brian O’Neill’s “303rd Bombardment Group” here is reported fate of some of the named planes:
“Zombie” 41-24566, pilot: O.S. Witt, fate: MIA 20 Dec 42
“Jerry Jinx” 41-24607, pilot: E.H. Reber, fate: MIA 23 Jan 43
“Sky Wolf” 41-24562, pilot: C.H. Morales, fate: MIA 11 Jan 44
“Thumper” 41-24579, pilot: J.E. Castle, fate: crash landed UK 23 Jan 43
“Idaho Potato Peeler” 41-24565, pilot: R.C. Bales, fate: MIA 5 Nov 43
Scenes from General Motor's Motorama event in New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel, in 1953. A couple stands next to a 1953 Pontiac Parisienne concept car displayed at GM's Motorama event. It was designed by GM's Harley Earl and team. The couple gets into the car as the man handles the steering. In the next scene, a young woman sitting in Oldsmobile Starfire is joined by another young woman. (Note: The Pontiac Parisienne is now part of the Bortz auto collection.)
Lumbering in Idaho in the Northwestern United States. A forest covered mountain. Animation of a map depicts national forest area. Men cut pine trees. Logs are carried in trucks. White Pine logs are made wet for lumbering. Wooden boards are sorted. A man piles them for drying.