Knights of Columbus members hold novel parade on opening day of Casey Joy Da, Mobile, Alabama. Men in pajamas. People watch from sidewalks. One humorous marcher plays with a giant yo-yo. Two Boy Scouts in uniform accompany flag bearer. Group of boys with instruments in the parade also. The main band playing is Bill Lagman's Crescent City Orchestra. Members include Bill Lagman on cornet , Avery Loposa on Trombone, Felix Girado on snare drum, and Cliff Holman on clarinet.
"War Town" shows how War industry leads to problems in Mobile, Alabama during World War II. A large number of war workers at a ship yard in Mobile as they go to work building ships for the war effort in World War 2. Cranes at the ship yard. Men work at the ship yard as they fit Allied torpedoes. The men weld and rivet ship parts. Men work in various other factory and manufacturing industries like paper, aluminum, gypsum, steel and machine shops supporting need for war material. A large number of men move out walking through the gates of the "Alabama Dry Dock and Ship Building Company". A large number of people in war materiel industry leads to congestion on roads and traffic on streets of Mobile. Crowd of workers on foot leaving manufacturing areas. Crowd of workers tries to board a city bus. Woman bus driver puts full bus in gear and drives away. Bus, car and pedestrian traffic in Mobile on street corner with W.T. Grant Company in background. Long queues outside liquor stores, restaurants, and pay windows. Over crowded schools as children exit the Barton Academy and are seen playing on playgrounds. Men drink in a crowded bar and men and women dance in a makeshift tented dance hall . Various rides including a Ferris wheel at an amusement park.
Views of old Mobile Alabama downtown areas and homes during early 1940's. War industry leads to problems in Mobile, Alabama during World War II. Buildings in the city which now have been converted into homes for men war workers and women war production workers in the shipyards and factories making ships and airplanes, tanks, guns and other war material. A building converted into a dormitory for women. Men outside a building with a sign that reads ' Room board '. Girls in a room. A garage that has been converted into a boarding facility for women war workers. A tent area with a large number of migrant worker families living in it. Children play outside the tents. A woman washes clothes. A man cooks. A woman stands next to a cow and a man sits with his dog outside a shanty house. Negro families outside their shanty houses in slum areas of Mobile. People at the office of the National Housing Agency. A sign reads ' Mobile housing board'. People at the office of the housing board.
War industry leads to problems in Mobile, Alabama during World War II. A large number of people gathered outside the Personnel Office in Mobile. Congress provides 2 million dollars for housing of war workers (building tanks, guns, ships and other war material in factories, manufacturing plants, and shipyards for the war effort). Shows racially segregated housing and facilities for negro workers versus white workers. Views of a cleared slum area where war production workers had been living. New housing for negro war workers, "Certified Colored War Workers". Negro children play and eat at a nursery. Dormitory units for single war workers equipped with gymnasium and other basic facilities. Government owned trailers built by the Maritime Commission near a ship yard. The problem of providing a day nursery is undertaken. Modern permanent homes for war workers who can afford them. After meeting the problems like housing and sanitation, production goes up at the ship yard. A new ship being launched at the ship yard. A sign on the ship reads ' Cedar Mills'.
Several highlights from the 1967 Senior Bowl football game. A crowd fills the sold-out Ladd Peebles Stadium, in Mobile Alabama, for the Senior Bowl game, matching all star football players from the North and the South. Oregon State's Bob Grim is seen running the ball to pick up 25 yards. North's Quarterback hits Iowa State's Eppie Barney for a touchdown, with 1:13 remaining in the 3rd period. South quarterback Terry Southal, of Baylor, passes to Louisiana State's Dick Redding for a touchdown at the 13:12 mark of the 4th quarter. North's Bob Grim takes handoff and runs from the 40 yard line until pushed out of bounds at the South's 15 yard line. Nebraska's Harry Wilson runs the ball for a touchdown in the 4th Quarter. North beats the South 35 to 15.
(Note:The final North tally came at the very end of the game with a pass from BYU's Virgil Carter to Nebraska's Pete Tatman. Bubba Smith of Mich. State was a monster on Defense and won the MVP award.)
Members of the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) invoke their constitutional rights to march in the town of Mobile, Alabama. KKK marchers assemble holding numerous signs and posters. The marchers are met by a group of African American protesters clapping and singing. The African American protesters attempt to disrupt or block the marchers. Fights between the African American protesters and the marching white KKK members break out. Additional police officers arrive to separate the two groups and restore order.