Players on the Boston Bees baseball team (formerly the Boston Braves) do spring training drills in San Antonio Texas, March 1941. Players warm up by throwing and catching. Manager Casey Stengel, a future Hall of Famer, clowns around with a movie camera for three of his players. Pitcher Hank LaManna throws a couple of pitches toward the camera. Shortstop Eddie Miller turns a double play in practice.
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.
AAF cadets being physically examined by Army doctors at Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas. Cadet stands on a table while doctors examine him. Doctor puts an instrument behind cadet's head and spins the chair around, for vision test.
A formation of "Cowgirls" in costume twirl lassos on the infield of a ball park in San Antonio, Texas, as members of the St. Louis Browns baseball team watch from the baseline. The team members try their hand at twirling the lassos. Players try to spin rope. A Player lifts up a cowgirl, who twirls a lasso over both of them. Pitcher, Sid Jakuchi, wearing a cowboy hat throws a baseball at the camera. A bevy of cowgirls throw baseballs, as well. Club owner, Donald Barnes, is seen in several scenes, wearing a sport jacket and open collar shirt. Players pose and warm up. They practice fielding and batting. Spectators fill the grandstand. Player number 4, Johnny Berardino, wearing a cowboy hat, bats a ball and then mounts a horse to "run" the bases.
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.
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.