Documentary titled 'One Millionth Security Check'. A woman representative of The Social Security Board at a house in Parma, Ohio. She gives the check to Mrs. Mary Thompson, the widow house mistress. Mrs. Thompson shown holding a number of Social Security checks. Two children of Mrs. Thompson, a girl and a boy playing with a wagon in garden outside the house.
Army Air Forces records describe this as flight tests conducted at Wright Field on a Japanese Mitsubishi Type 0 MK2-SSF Hamp fighter plane, Army Air Forces (AAF) No. EB-201. (Recognized later, as a variant of the Zero, these Mitsubishi A6M3 Type 32 planes were renamed "Zeke 32.") Flight tests were made from January 9th to March 10th, 1944, to compare this aircraft with AAF fighters and to verify tests made in Australia by the Special Duties and Performance Flight of T.S.-7, Directorate of Technical Services, Melbourne. Test pilot in the cockpit with engine running. Closeup of pilot (possibly Captain Ralph C. Hoewing, who became first Commandant of the AAF Test Pilot School). He takes off from the airfield. and is seen in flight. Various aerial views of the Zero are seen including: flying overhead and from above as it flies over Ohio farmland. The pilot enters a shallow climb; and is seen from above and behind. He performs a slow descending roll. Finally, he buzzes the airfield at low altitude and high speed, and then brings the aircraft in for a smooth landing. (Note: This aircraft was rebuilt by the Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit in Hangar 7 at Eagle Farm Airfield, Brisbane, Australia, from the wrecks of five Mitsubishi A6M3 Type 32 Zeke's captured at Buna, New Guinea, during the war.) [ Ref. WWW. hangar7.org.au ]
Republican national convention of 1944 in Chicago, Illinois. A banner in support of Governor Bricker of Ohio as a Republican Vice Presidential candidate. Pictures of Governor Thomas Dewey for the Presidential nomination. Representative Joseph Martin, Chairman of the Convention. Statesmen eat and discuss around a table before the convention. Wendell Willkie at desk. Cars outside the convention hall as people arrive. Delegates from various states across United States arrive at the convention. Newsmen at typewriters as they send out news about the convention. Cameramen record the proceedings at the convention. National Chairman Harrison E. Spangler opens the convention and invites Governor Earl Warren of California for delivering a keynote. Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York at desk as he is elected as the Republican Presidential candidate.
Views of The Great Atlantic Hurricane lashing at northeast United States areas (after having already hit the North Carolina Outer Banks), and views of the aftermath and early cleanup following the storm. Regions shown include Atlantic City, Long Island (where it came ashore as a category 3 hurricane on September 15, 1944), New York City suburbs, and parts of New England. High surf flooding boardwalks and coastal cities. Trees bent over and snapped in high winds. People walking with difficulty in the high winds. Streets of towns submerged in water. Coastal docks destroyed and large boats scattered high onto shore areas. Trees, poles, and wires downed over roads and homes. Entire homes moved off of their foundations and placed down the street. The "Great Atlantic Hurricane" was the first example of a named hurricane by the Miami Hurricane Warning Office, which later became the National Hurricane Center. The name was meant to reflect the hurricane's size and intensity.
Exterior of steel mill in Youngstown, Ohio. Houses next to steel mill. Downtown Youngstown Ohio. Transit bus picks up passengers. POV bus traveling downtown street. Family with child exits bus. Shoe store window downtown with pedestrians. Workers entering steel mills via overhead bridges. Steam locomotive trains passing steel mills with good nat sound of whistles. Overhead crane bucket picking up iron ore. Bucket dropping iron ore into skip hoist. Skip hoist buckets moving up conveyor to blast furnace top. Workers smelting iron ore in blast furnace. Molten iron and slag pouring from blast furnace. Johnny Chonko controlling wheel to adjust blast control to furnace. Pete Zeeman, the 'blower' looks through blast furnace look glass to evaluate. Frank Melai, an immigrant from Italy, at the blast furnace. Frank looking at his Christmas tree at home with family. Frank's family opens gifts during Christmas. Frank puts a new smoking pipe into his mouth.
Examines the steel industry in Youngstown, Ohio during World War II. Focuses on the steel production including the open hearth furnace and hot strip mill. Workers Mike Ubinski and Earl Strong remove a molten sample from an open hearth furnace and quench it in water. They then hammer the sample to prepare it for analysis. Earl Strong playing bass in the Youngstown Orchestra. The conductor is Michael Ficocelli, who is also time keeper at the steel mill. Shot of old man playing the violin. At the steel mill, the open hearth furnace is tapped. A 'pit gang,' several worker, throw alloy metal into the pit furnace from above. The 100 ton ladle containing molten steel is moved by crane and poured into ingot molds. A worker pulls another molten test sample from the ingots for testing. Ingots on train move from open hearth furnace to the ingot mill. Hot ingots being rolled by machine into slabs. Workers George Bannin and Clarence Ginny manipulate controls for machinery that rolls ingots into slabs. Worker Fred Ingram controls machinery that cuts steel slab using hydraulic sheers. Union workers gathered at a conference table as union leader Fred Ingram leads them in discussion. Hot strip mill where steels slabs are rolled into steel sheets. Sheet of hot steel moves down conveyor to end of mill. Steel workers leaving the steel plant at end of their shift. Exterior views of steel plant in Youngstown, Ohio.