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'.
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.
Members of the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) invoke their constitutional rights to march in the town of Mobile, Alabama. Fights between African American protesters and the marching white KKK members during the demonstrations by KKK members. Police officers try to restore order and stop the two groups from fighting.