Turkeys in Pomona, California. A huge flock of 8,000 turkeys at a farm. Turkeys on a field.
Women run with buckets in hands during annual milking competition in Pomona, California. Women milk the cows. Women walk with cows. A woman pulls the rope of a cow as it does not moves. Maurine Hamann sets new record of 11 ½ pounds in 3 minutes.
Brief view of people crowded at Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, near the Owl Drug store, during a general strike. The San Francisco City Hall is seen across the street. Crowds mill about in various areas of the city (This strike, in July 1934, grew out of a Seamen's and Longshoremen's strike and was soon joined by other labor organizations.) Vehicular traffic making its way with difficulty through the crowds on the street. Vigilantes with clubs keeping people away from side street where business owners cars are parked. Silhouette of California National Guard troops manning machine guns. Rioters gather on a road. Policemen or vigilante officers with rifles and gas canisters disperse crowd. Men run on the streets as policemen scatter the crowd. A sign for "H.A. Hopkins & Co" in background. Lamp lights and buildings on the street.
Riots and strikes on streets in San Francisco, California. Strikers of Maritime Union on street. Strikebreakers and strikers start a riot in the street. Several men are hit by strike breakers, with clubs. and are beaten. A man sits with blood streaming down his face. A man sits near him. Men grab a man and push him along the street. Policemen fire tear gas into crowd. Mounted policemen push back the huge crowd. Soldiers with bayoneted rifles push back strikers. Strikers of the International Seamen's Union (I.S.U.) on picket line. Signs for Ship's masters, mates, and Pilots on strike, Men smash windows. Final scenes show unrelated labor strife, elsewhere, with United States soldiers standing guard near railroad tracks at entrance to a coal mine.
Slate lists planned flight legs of U.S. Army Air Corps aircraft as: Washington DC to Edmonton, Alberta; Fairbanks Alaska to Seattle Washington; and Washington DC to San Diego California. Another slate explains that under command of Lieutenant Colonel H.H. Arnold,ten B-12 bombers demonstrate their capabilities in an 18,000 mile flight. Lt. Col Henry H. Arnold, U.S. Army Air Corps, stands in front of a large map on which planned flights are charted. Sign behind him identifies "Engineering Office," at Patterson Field. Arnold uses pointer to show the routings to another officer who has joined him. The next sequence shows Arnold describing the flight plans to more participants, using more charts. Camera pans across ten assembled Army personnel. Lt. Col. Arnold poses with 15 aviators in front of a YB-12 bomber (displaying air intake on port side of engine). Camera pans over eighteen mechanics and ground crewmen posed in front of the bomber. Symbol of eagle superimposed over map of alaska, is painted on side of forward fuselage. Arnold discussing the mission with Army officers and civilian officials, as they walk past a YB-10 (with air intakes atop the cowlings). Camera pans across Patterson field ramp, where officials, automobiles, YB-10 aircraft, and local civilian workers, including several women, are seen. Crew chief seen refueling a YB-10 with long hose from an underground fuel tank installed at edge of the ramp.
Scenes from 1934 movie about Westward Expansion of the United States at end of the 19th Century. View of San Francisco harbor with a steamer passing in the background. Inserted scenes from 1906 film of Market Street taken from a cable car headed toward the Oakland Ferry. It shows hectic uncontrolled vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the street. Change of scene shows current (1934) views of San Francisco from a vantage point above the city.