Byron Connett makes a trial voyage in a tiny underwater craft at Michigan city, Indiana. Byron Connett gets inside the small submarine craft that accomodates one person. "Powered by Kathanode" seen written near the entry hatch (Kathanode brand battery). The underwater craft powered with an electric motor travels below the surface at 9MPH. Periscope seen sticking out above the sub as it moves.
Ominous clouds in sky during Super Outbreak of tornadoes in April 1974 that hit regions in many states, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and New York; and the Canadian province of Ontario. Xenia Ohio city manager Bob Stewart seen talking to his wife. A man checks storm on radar during a tornado in United States. A man rolls a machine to other room. During recording, a man shows areas that come in tornado's range. Sheriff dispatcher gives warning to all police and sheriff personnel about the sighted tornado in Montgomery County. Dick Burroughs on phone at Miami Valley Disaster Services in Dayton Ohio. A freigh train entering Xenia, Ohio just as tornado, scene via a student's 8mm camera comes into view and bears down on Xenia Ohio. Tornado hits the city of Xenia. Reenactment as city manager's wife takes call from him warning of tornado and she heads for basement cover. U.S. Air Force dispatches emergency medical convoy from grounds of base hospital at Wright Patterson Field. View of medical staff from the base mobilizing with ambulances and heavy construction battalion. Box 21, an emergency group responds to siren. People gather and discuss their plan include Military Personnel. A man explains situation. Rescuers save victims from tornado and take away dead bodies to temporary morgues.
Views of various projects depicting man's creative engineering skills across the United States, including: The Indian Serpent Mounts, Ohio; Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Headquarters, Connecticut; Mackinac Bridge, Michigan; Green Bank Radio Astronomy Antenna, West Virginia; Tanker "Manhattan" in the Northwest Passage; Chicago's Marina Towers, Illinois; NASA launch complex 39, Florida with a rocket in place; Watts tower, California; John Hancock Building, Illinois; Washington Monument; Dworshak Dam while under construction, Idaho; Newport Bridge, Rhode Island; U.S. Steel building, Pennsylvania; Mt. Glory Arch Bridge under construction in Wyoming; Johnson Wax Headquarters building, Wisconsin; Boeing 747 Factory Building Complex, Seattle Washington; A model of the proposed New Orleans Super Dome in Louisiana; Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel; Dulles International Airport, Virginia; Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minnesota; Westinghouse Headquarters building, Pennsylvania; Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, New Mexico; Gulf Life Tower, Florida; Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Wisconsin; a paddle style River boat on the Ohio River; an artist depiction of the under construction Mobile River Highway Tunnel, Alabama; the Westinghouse Desalinization Plant, Florida; Model of master plan for the city of Gary, Indiana; Gulf Oil's "Big Brutus" crane at work on a dig site (The 160-foot tall coal shovel known as the 1850-B was designed and built by Bucyrus-Erie in Hallowell Kansas, for the Pittsburg & Midway, or P&M Coal Mining Company. It is the only one of its kind ever built. The mining company was purchased by Gulf Oil in 1963, and subsequently went under The Chevron Mining umbrella); Knights of Columbus headquarters building, Connecticut.
Election campaign advertisement for President John F Kennedy. Hand holds a banner that reads 'Kennedy'. Picture of John F Kennedy with signs that read 'Greatness', 'Leader for the 60's'. Collage with pictures of President Kennedy and other well known American leaders, and also with state and city names: 'Indiana', 'NewYork', 'Oregon', 'Illinois', 'Ohio', 'Michigan', 'Texas' and 'California'. Hands with banners that read, 'Kennedy for President'. Picture of President John F Kennedy with wife Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and daughter Caroline Kennedy. Ad features background chorus singing a two stanza jingle with "Kennedy" chorus including stanza lines, "Do you want a man for President who's seasoned through and through, but not so doggone seasoned that he won't try something new? A man who's old enough to know and young enough to do? Well it's up to you it's up to you, it's strictly up to you. Do you like a man who answers straight, a man who's always fair? Well measure him against the others and when you compare, you'll cast your vote for Kennedy and the change that's overdue, so it's up to you, it's up to you, it's strictly up to you." Campaign advertisement features vintage 1960's television advertising style.
Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.
Road sign welcomes people to the city of Gary in Indiana, United States. Signboard near road reads "Welcome to Gary, city on the move". In smaller letters above, it reads: "Ridhard G. Hatcher, Mayor." And below, it reads, "Home of Pat Patterson, Miss Indiana, 1971." Trucks and tankers drive on the roads and parked nearside. Cows grazing near the signboard.