Animated sequence shows wheel of a Ford car traversing map from Manhattan, New York, to the Niagara Falls on the Canadian border. Extensive views of the falls. A honeymooning couple sitting in a Ford convertible auto with top down. The woman doesn't appreciate Niagara Falls. Guided by their hood ornament (transformed into an animated Ford character, that narrates the activities) they motor across Canada and back into the United States, to the Ford Motor Company Rouge Works in Dearborn, Michigan. Views of the sprawling Ford Motor Company factories at the Rouge Works. Contrasting view of the original Ford shop where he made his first automobile. Mr. Henry Ford steps out of the shop and looks at that first Ford car. He doffs his hat, examines a tire, and walks past the camera while waving his hand. Suddenly a new 1935 Ford car appears where the original first car stood. Narrator comments that a million of these could not be built in the humble first Ford shop. Accordingly, scene shifts to views of the vast Ford Rouge plant.
Numerous buildings, bridges,conveyer systems, pipes, and smoke stacks are seen (a cluster of 8 appear in one view). Molten steel being poured into crucibles, as the honeymoon couple watch from their car. Glowing hot ingots slide in troughs into a rolling mill, where they are reduced. Parts being forged by a power hammer. Engine blocks moving on a conveyer. Molten iron being poured into a mold to form an engine block.Coking ovens discharging their product. Ford ships in a port. Iron ore being unloaded from ships.
Provisions of the Social Security Act, 1935 in the United States. The Capitol of the United States, in Washington, DC. Scenes of Americans suffering during the Great Depression. Industrial plants closing putting people out of work. Unemployed and needy Americans lined up for a meal at a soup kitchen. The Social Security Act,1935 its provisions provides immediate aid to the needy, aged, blind and dependent children. A diagrammatic presentation depicts: the procedure by which the jobless and needy will receive monthly income through joint cooperation of the Federal and the State Governments. A postman hands over monthly income to a blind man and a dependent child at their house. Other provision of the act is the Old Age Benefits. A diagrammatic presentation depicts: the procedure by which the worker will receive benefits at the age of 65 years. To apply for a Social Security Account Number, one has to fill out an application and deposit it at any labor organization or post office. Animation shows how one fills out an application. At a post office, officers assist a man in filling out his application. Workers receiving their social security cards from their employers: a soda jerk at a soda fountain receives his and shows it. A man and a woman show theirs. A boss gives a factory worker his new social security card, along with his pay envelope. A man working at a bench receives his from his employer. A projectionist in a movie theater projection booth receives his card from his employer. A number of the cards is shown. An older retired man and woman are shown relaxing at home by their fireplace.
Applications for social security accounts under the Social Security Act,1935 in the United States. Display of a calendar. After the enactment of the Social Security Act, 1935 on 24 November, 1936, workers sign applications to apply for Old Age Retirement Benefits for the first time. A United States Post Office building. A man fills out an application for a social security card, at the post office. Five ways to return filled applications include handing them to a shop foreman, secretary of labor union, letter carrier or depositing them directly at a post office or dropping in local mail box. After returning the application the workers receive Social Security Account Numbers from the Social Security Board. They receive monthly income for life when they retire at the age of 65 years.
Recovery of building industry in the United States. Views of men hammering nails, plastering, brick laying, cementing, painting and laying false floors during a remodeling program in the United States. View of the industries which have undergone equipment improvement. Large crowds of men who are employed in the remodeling program. Laborers during construction work on streets. People at work in factories and industries and men at work in residential complexes under the National Housing Act of 1935. U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt writing at his desk.
United States Senator Nye in Washington DC. U.S. Senator Nye denounces war. As the Chairman of the Munitions Investigating Committee he declares commercial interests want another large European war to serve their greedy interests . He states his belief that adequate neutrality legislation will keep the country at peace. The Neutrality Act of 1935 was signed on August 31, 1935.
United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs the Constitution of the Philippines, as permitted by the Tydings-McDuffie Act of 1934. View of the signed Philippine Constitution that had been produced by the Constitution Convention in the Philippines and approved there on February 8, 1935 before being presented to Roosevelt in Washington for his signature. (It was later ratified on May 14, 1935). President Roosevelt talks about the importance of document signed. Philippine President Manuel L Quezon stands up, shakes hands with President Roosevelt and thanks him on behalf of the Filipino people.