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.
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.
Farmers transporting water for cattle in Kansas City, Missouri. Livestock on a farm. Emaciated, thin, and dead and dying cattle suffering from drought and difficult conditions during the Great Depression. A farmer working on the farm. Water is transported from far areas after a drought in the city. A farmer loading containers in a jeep.
Young boys and girls show horsemanship riding horses in equestrian event in Kansas City, Missouri. Children riding horses in paddock. Child demonstrates mounting the horse. Young rider demonstrates his expertise in show jumping. A rider stands atop the backs of two horses with a third horse in the middle and jumps the horses over a hurdle. Young horse riders.
Postmaster General and other dignitaries present at the 70th National Convention of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Kansas City, Missouri. Michael F. Shannon named new exalted ruler.
Drought in Kansas City, Missouri. Farmers fight to save livestock. Heard of cattle in a fenced area. Dead cattle on ground. Farmers transport water for miles in an effort to save the cattle dying of thirst.
Boys stand on a water truck. Cattle drinks water from large containers.