United States Army Recruitment in Muncie, Indiana. A post office in Muncie. The post office includes U.S. Army, Navy and Marines recruiting office. Posters pasted outside. Several people walk into the office. A large sign of Muncie and Indiana monthly Navy enlistments. Recruiting posters. Posters read 'Lets hit 'em with everything we've got' and 'The U.S. Marines wants you'.
United States Army Recruitment in Muncie, Indiana. A U.S. Army recruitment sign near a jeep out front of the building. Buildings and cars in the background. Men walk in the street. Scene inside a recruitment office in Muncie, Indiana. The recruiter sergeant interviews the applicants. Four young men recruits sit for the interview. The recruiter talking to the prospective Army soldiers.
United War Fund Campaign in Muncie, Indiana. A board reads 'Buy U.S. Defense Bonds and Stamps now'. U.S. Saving Bonds sign in a doorway. The sign reads 'We are buying'. 'War and Community Fund' members seated. A banner in the background reads '1942 United War Fund Campaign'. President Odell, fund president, and others seated in front of banner examining paperwork. A woman goes through files.
'Homes for Growing America' about the importance and the manufacturing of component houses in the United States. The anchor, Frank Blair, speaks about how America produces economic and better homes. Henry Addison, editor of "Architectural Age" at a desk talks about fine architectural standards of homes in the United States. Different styles of houses in America including cape cones, contemporary and regional architectural styles of houses. Various homes in the suburbs outside of American cities are shown. Sketches of various components of a component home like air conditioner, wall panels and kitchen. Jack Lowe, in Lafayette, Indiana reports about the manufacturing of the components of home. Aerial view of Lafayette Indiana, and of the huge home factory there: National Homes Corporation, Lafayette, Indiana. Views inside the National Homes Corporation pre-fabricated home factory, as workers manufacture wall panels from lumber in a factory. Window and door sections being cut out in the panels with a machine. Manufactured panels being inspected for quality. The panels being loaded onto trucks for transportation to markets. Frigidaire appliance boxes are added to the load, along with cabinets from Youngstown Kitchens. A truck loaded with components for one home leaves the factory. A sign on a truck reads 'National Homes'. Another reporter Tom Hadely reports about the fitting procedure of the component houses on site in the field. Men unload the panels. Nails being hammered to erect the wall panels of a new home in the suburbs. The panels being affixed to the pre-poured foundation and nailed. A roof being laid out. Frank Blair in a studio. Bill Moody reports about the component house of James and Margaret Bryan. Mr. And Mrs. Bryan in their well made house. A bedroom and a bathroom of the house. Vintage late 1950s styles in home and fashions are seen. Guests arrive at their house and they show them around the house. Teenage or early 20s couple on the back porch is seen dancing a Lindy Hop swing dance together. Women in the kitchen using refrigerator, built-in oven, and counter top spaces. Food being served to the guests. Guests seated in the living room. View of the separate dining room in the house. Blair talks about how component houses allow individuality in construction and in decoration of houses.
United States Army post office in Indiana. Piles of letters on tables. A man empties a bag of V-Mail (Victory Mail). A group of men opens the envelopes and arrange the letters in neat piles. V-mail symbol and V-Mail written on envelopes. A letter in view.
A meeting of Alliance for Guidance of Rural Youth is shown. The meeting is attended by Clarke Bailey, MD, Chairman, Harlan County Planning Council; Dr. Latham Hatcher, President, Alliance for Guidance of Rural Youth; Arthur W Dodd, Acting Director, Pine Mountain School; James A Cawood, Superintendent, County Public Schools; E.M. Norsworthy, County Director of Guidance; Dr. Joseph Van Vleck, Professor of Sociology, Harford Theological Seminary; Dr. Paul Cressey, Professor of Sociology, Wheaton College Massachusetts and Wilfred Bradshaw, Juvenile Court Judge, Indianapolis,Indiana . Dr Latham addresses the gathered members of the meeting. All members also express their views .