Baseball's St. Louis Browns hold spring training in San Antonio Texas, March 1938. Players play catch, throwing baseballs to each other, as they lean out open windows of their hotel. One of the baseballs falls to the ground. One player gets doused with water by players in window above. Several players warm up their throwing arms on the field, where trees and outfield wall ads are seen in background. Two young women field grounders gently bunted by a player with a bat, standing several feet away, on home plate. Close up shot of Browns manager Gabby Street. Shot of unidentified Browns players. Players take practice swings from batting cage.
Cowboys approaching ride horses into a stable. Cattle graze. Oil wells and military airfield from overhead. Distant view of Dallas Texas city skyline. Night view of streets and signs in Amarillo Texas. Daytime view of a tall skyscraper building and wide street in Houston Texas with cars and traffic View of the Hotel Nimitz in Fredericksburg Texas. Downtown Fort Worth Texas city street with shops, offices, and cars. Downtown area in Pampa Texas. Street corner view in Kerrville Texas. Two different views of The Alamo and surroundings in San Antonio, Texas. A water tower and oil rigs in Kilgore Texas. Downtown area of El Paso, Texas from elevated view. Street view in downtown Beaumont, Texas. Downtown view in Wichita Falls, Texas. Downtown San Angelo Texas views. Distant view of the city of Austin Texas from an elevated position, and then in downtown Austin featuring the State House Capitol building. Cattle, sheep, and sorghum farming views. Rice fields and Turkey ranches. Many oil rigs and oil wells. A busy shipyard in Texas making ships for World War II war effort. A sprawling aircraft factory. Oil rigs pumping oil. Farmer on tractor plows wheat field. View of rice harvesting (Massey Harris Self Propelled Harvest Brigade). Men stack magnesium bars. Magnesium factory next to ocean in Texas. Hand cotton picking and view of a mechanical cotton picker. Tractor pulling sorghum harvester. Sulfur mining and Helium plant in Amarillo. Black clouds in sky from burning natural gas in making synthetic rubber for war effort. Cliff of sulfur dynamited and loaded by train crane. Cowboys herd cattle and view of Fort Worth Stockyards and Exchange. Angora goat farm and turkey farming. War time workers manufacturing. Alabama and Coushatta Native American Indian village with flag of service stars for men in the war. Indian children with elder and Indian logging camp. Campus of University of Texas and State Capitol in Austin. Well dressed women exit Dallas department store.
The San Antonio Municipal Auditorium built at Veterans Memorial Plaza, honoring the veterans of World War One. The auditorium was opened in 1926. Views of automobiles driving near the auditorium, in 1928.
Tourist bus travels on a bridge and arrives at the 'Alamo' in San Antonio, Texas, which was a former Catholic mission and fortress compound but now a museum. View of Iron gates at the museum.
Report from Texas: Texas' contribution to World War II on both battlefield and home front. Horsemen gallop across the terrain. Man on horse with cattle. Texas increases its production of synthetic rubber, magnesium, sulphur and agricultural products. Factories and industries. Construction work underway. An airfield. Soldiers march. Views of Dallas, Houston, Fredericksburg, Hotel Nimitz, Ft. Worth, Kerrville, Pampa, San Antonio, Kilgore, El Paso, Beaumont, Wichita Falls, San Angelo and Austin.
United States President Harry S Truman with Vice President Garner in Texas during an election campaign. President Truman in car with Vice President John Nance Garner 'Cactus Jack'. Man with a sheep. Sign on the sheep reads 'Dewey Goat', and Truman is seen petting the sheep that represents his opponent. Crowd greets President Truman in San Antonio and waves as his car goes by on a street. Truman is seen posing in front of the Alamo. Next Truman visits Austin Texas where he addressed Civil Rights, according to the narrator, saying that his opponents, the Republicans, don't want public unity. President Truman meets on his moving train car with Sam Rayburn, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives. President Truman addresses a large crowd gathered outdoors in Fort Worth Texas. Next seen shows his opponents activities: Crowd greets Governor Thomas E Dewey in Oakland California. Banner reads 'Welcome Governor Dewey'. Train of Governor Dewey is seen moving on tracks. Scenes of Republican presidential candidate Dewey with Mrs. Dewey addressing a crowd in Kelso, Oregon. Officials there present him with a string of fresh caught salmon fish as a gift. Governor Dewey on dais with his wife. Mrs. Dewey addresses crowd.