Air pollution in the metropolitan city area of Kansas, United States. View of Kansas City skyline on clear day and on smoggy day. Vehicles move on the streets. View of jet airliner taking off, emiting smoke. View of Kansas center city. An animated map shows seven Counties that differ in terms of land use, industrialization and economic activities in Missouri and Kansas. Kansas City Municipal and Fairfax airports, with aircraft taxiing. Aerial view of the airport areas with smog visible. View of bridges with factories behind barely visible through the smog. Rural road, with open burning of refuse in a large fire, with black smoke rising. Smoke rising from low building and from Large industrial plant. Aerial view of Kansas City from over the river,. with smoke obscuring the scene. Aerial view of smoke and pollution blanketing the whole area. Industrial plants along the river edge billowing smoke. The representatives of Kansas and Missouri present findings of the airport area survey during a conference. Animated illustrations of pollution sources: refuse burning; industrial processes; fuel combustion; and mobile sources.
U.S. President Harry S. Truman speaks at the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Kansas City School of Law at the University of Kansas City, during his first homecoming to Kansas City since becoming President. President Truman behind a rostrum with a sign on it that reads 'University of Kansas City'. The President seated in a chair at the ceremony before speaking. Men and women among the audience. The President at the rostrum addressing the audience.
The Kansas City Athletics on opening day of the baseball season in 1955, their first year in Kansas City. Parade in Kansas City to welcome the Athletics to Kansas City. Floats pass and players and VIPs go by on cars, including Bill Stewart and Jim Finigan. People crowd on either side of the street. People look out from shops and houses. Spectators in the Kansas City Municipality Stadium. Former U.S. President Harry S Truman seated with legendary owner and manager of the Athletics, Cornelius McGillicuddy, better known as Connie Mack. Dignitaries seated in the background. President Harry S Truman throws out the first pitch. Spectators applaud. The game begins against the Detroit Tigers.
Preparations for the homecoming of U.S. President Harry S. Truman to the Kansas City area for the first time since becoming President of the United States. View from Fairfax Airport in Kansas City, Kansas. Cameras mounted on car as cameramen record the arrival of President Truman. Customized U.S. Army Air Force C-54 Skymaster aircraft nicknamed "Sacred Cow" lands and taxis. (This VC-54C was built for Franklin Roosevelt, but he only flew on it for one trip before his death. The name "Sacred Cow" was a precursor to the name "Air Force One." The trip by Truman in this video clip was the first domestic airplane trip by a U.S. President in history. Prior trips by Franklin Roosevelt had all been international travel.) People gathered in a large number to welcome the President. President Truman and others in his party get off the aircraft. Arrival of President Truman at the Truman home in Independence, Missouri (his summer White House). Roger T. Sermon, Mayor of Independence greets the President's car as it arrives. Secret Service stand by near car and President while Truman greets well-wishers. Gathering in the back yard of the Truman home with members of the Independence Chamber of Commerce. From left to right: Cedric Siegfried, Al Huff, Richard Harbin, President Truman, George Hare, Dixon Kepley, Paul Snyder, Petey Childers. Photographers click pictures.
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) company's coast-to-coast passengers proceed on their flight legs from Saint Louis, Missouri to Waynoka, Oklahoma. TAT employee closes door on Ford 5-AT-B tri-motor passenger airplane, at St. Louis airport. Ground crewman plugs in compressed air hose to assist start of engine number three. TAT logo seen on side of the airplane. Next, the airplane taxis and takes off on plowed runway of snow-covered field. Animated map shows airplane heading to Kansas City, Missouri. View of cockpit as co-pilot shows weather report to pilot. Shift to a TAT weather station where meteorologists launch a balloon to check winds aloft. Closeup of the pilot's weather report being prepared. TAT officer serving a lunch to passengers in the plane. View from airplane of Kansas City, and then aerial view as it descends to Wichita, Kansas. Pilots in cockpit. Copilot radios Wichita. View of TAT radio operator responding and saying they should lookout for Lindbergh who is flying the route today. Next, Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh is seen flying past the Ford Tri-motor in his Curtiss Falcon biplane. Passengers look out to see him. View from the passenger plane descending over the city of Wichita, Kansas. Animated map shows next stop as Waynoka, Oklahoma. View from the air of numerous oil derricks in Oklahoma. Passengers leaving the airplane and boarding a trailer-bus at Waynoka. Closeup of flowers and sign on restaurant table, reading, "TAT, Reserved for TAT travelers." Passengers dining.
Supply of free water in drought-stricken city of Louisburg in Kansas during Great Depression. Tank cars carrying water in the area. A banner on a tank car reads: 'Free Water from Kansas City, Missouri to Louisburg, Kansas'. People gather to have water. A tank car at a rail road.