A staged news film showing Prohibitionist William E. Johnson (aka "pussyfoot") accompanied by uniformed police officers raiding a rum liquor still, in Soux City Iowa. The officers kick open the doors of the distillery, and pull a man out. Then, from inside, two law enforcement men carry out a simple piece of distillation apparatus. Johnson sheds his coat jacket and proceeds to destroy the still equipment with a sledge hammer, bashing holes in the container and breaking pipe and distillation coils from the device. (Note: a slate alludes to Johnson losing an eye while crusading in London. That occurred on November 13,1919, when he was publicly "teased" by medical students who carried him on a stretcher through the streets. Johnson lost sight in one eye, after being struck with an object thrown by a spectator.)
Farmers on strike in Sioux City, Iowa. Farmers armed with logs of wood and guns protest against the transportation of agricultural products to markets. They dismantle the rail road track in the area. Reconstruction work carried on the track. A train moves on the track after the reconstruction.
Chief Iron Whip introduces himself to the Native American Indian tribal council. He belong to tribe Sioux or the first nation people. Sioux have three main divisions: The Santee or Dakota who reside to the east of Dakotas, Minnesota and Northern Iowa; The Yankton or Nakota who reside in the Minnesota river area; the Lakota who are the western most Sioux. Chief Iron Whip uses Indian sign language to introduce himself.
Launch of Friendship 7 piloted by astronaut John Glenn in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Emblem of NASA. Message in light circling the Times Building in Manhattan, New York City, at night, reads: 'Glenn ready for orbital flight.' A title slate reads: 'Friendship 7'. View of Times Square New York City, at night. Views from various parts of the world, with voices in background, broadcasting about the event in their respective local languages. Parliament buildings in London. Wide view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris at dusk or dawn. A woman in a vegetable market. People buying and selling goods in an Arab market including some men wearing Keffiyeh. A neighborhood in China. A Japanese city at night with neon signs. A Mexican man carrying a guitar. View of various images broadcast on television (the images show the television screens) from American cities, including titles "Man into space -- Los Angeles;" "Sioux City --Mercury shoot;" "New Orleans-- standing by orbital flight." and "Please stand by man in orbit --Boston."
A football match between Wolverines of Michigan and Hawkeyers of Iowa at Iowa City. The Wolverines of Michigan defeated the unbeaten Hawleyers of Iowa by 17-14.
In a movie enactment, a well-dressed man driving his automobile, is pulled over by motorcycle policeman, who pays no attention to his explanations, and gives him a summons. The man is seen arriving at his pleasant middle class home, where he greets his wife and baby, sitting in the backyard. A street sign shows Main Street at Broadway in the small city. The image is then replaced by a New York City street sign showing Wall Street at Broadway. The message seems to be: Wall Street, New York City vs. Main Street, U.S.A.