Documentary titled 'The Inside Story of Your Telephone'. Describes raw materials used in telephone manufacturing. Dynamite crew places dynamite at a copper mine in Montana, United States. Miners shovel the blasted ore onto ore cars. Ore is loaded into converters. Slag is poured off. Stacked bars of pure electrolytic copper. Picture of a telephone made of copper.
History of fire fighting in forests in United States. United States President Theodore Roosevelt standing with several persons, including John Muir and Chief Forester, Gifford Pinchot. Roosevelt on speaker's stand. Picture of Northern District Forester, William B. Greely and his staff, in Missoula, Montana. Scenes from 1910 during period of drought. A ranger checks a rain gauge. Picture of Smoke rising in a forest as a fire breaks out in Montana. Firefighters are recruited and head to Montana on horses and mules. Smoke rises as fire spreads across the forest. Firefighters work with hand tools and axes in attempt to control the fires. August 20, 1910, hurricane force winds create the "Big Blowup" fire storm starting in Elk City Idaho. Destruction in Wallace, Idaho. Scenes of aftermath, showing swaths of destroyed forest. Men in area filled with smoke, felling a large tree using axes. Forest Rangers standing on a mountain peak, scanning the horizon, with field glasses, for signs of fire. A Ranger on horseback. A Ranger approaches a fire, puts his backpack down and starts to clear brush. A fire warden standing on a peak looking for signs of fire.
A large welcoming crowd gathered at Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell, Montana, United States. U.S. President Richard Nixon and First Lady Patricia Nixon disembark from a plane and wave the crowd. Press photographers with cameras and equipment cover the event. Supporters raise banners and placards for Nixon. Large sign, "Welcome to Flathead Valley President and Mrs. Nixon" on the terminal. A high school marching band in red uniforms plays. President Nixon addresses the crowd and is flanked by Mike Mansfield, the Majority Leader of the Senate, Montana Governor Forrest Anderson, Congressman Dick Shoup, Congressman John Melcher. Former Montana Governor Hugo Aronson is also present. Views of the excited crowd as the elected officials make their way through the crowd shaking hands.
The activities in the United States after the end of World War I. Herbert Clark Hoover as one of the candidates in the 1928 presidential election and another candidate Alfred Emanuel Smith campaigns during the presidential elections. Paper reads about the election of the President. Sketches of the Herbert Clark Hoover after being elected as the president. A graph depicts a warning situation in stock markets. On 24th October 1929 people panic as the stock market crashes. Several scenes of the people on streets during the crash. People gather on street at Wall Street during 'Black Tuesday' the Wall Street Crash of 1929. A person bends as he sits on a bench. Unemployed workers in a queue seeking aid. Several scenes of the life of people before the stock market crash including dancing. Sketch depicts America's non involvement in the league of nations. People dancing. Sketches of people sitting,dining after the crash. A man with a bowl seeking food handouts.
Presidential election campaigns by Alfred Smith and Herbert Hoover in 1928, in the United States. Alfred Emanuel Smith, Democratic U.S. presidential candidate at a rally. People gathered outside the convention hall. Many officials and policemen walk with the crowd. Alfred Smith in a car waves to the people. People gathered to watch Alfred Smith at his election rally. Alfred Smith with his wife in a car. Hoover waves at crowd from the rear platform of a train . Hoover gives a speech. Loudspeaker being used for the election rally. Posters with a sign 'Elect Herbert Hoover, The Great Engineer President'. Election rally for Herbert Hoover, candidate from Republican Party.
A documentary shows U.S. Army Major General Hugh L. Scott and U.S. Representative from Montana Scott Leavitt meeting Native American Indian chieftains at Fort Browning in Montana to evolve methods of perpetuating the Indian sign language in 1930. The Indian chieftains seated in a Peigan council lodge for a council. Bitterroot Jin, a Flathead tribe chief, speaks using Indian sign language. General Scott translates it simultaneously. A Piegan tribe chief speaks using his tribal sign language.