Cotton farming in the southern states Texas, Mississippi, Alabama in the United States. Houses of cotton farmers among trees on plantations . Cotton plantation area near the houses. Farmers on their horses. A horse deployed on to a plow tills the farm. Another farmer with a pair of horses tilling. Farmers pulverize 4 to 6 inches of soil by using disc harrow along with a spike tooth harrow. Farmer plows with a "middle buster" that throws the earth into rows of beds about three feet apart. A farmer employs four horses in a plow. Farmer takes seeds from a sack and disperses them in the field. A Negro boy stands in the field and smiles.
Cotton farming in the southern states like Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama in the United States, early in the 20th century. Fruit development stages of the cotton plant. A farmer shows fruit in plant. Next stage is blossom, the developed flowers in cotton plant. A young girl attaches a flower to a boy's collar. The boll in fruit of plant develops. Man shows cotton fibers from the boll.
U.S. Government film documents cotton farming practices in southern states Texas, Mississippi, Alabama in the United States. Protection of developing cotton fruit from its arch-enemy boll weevil. A boll weevil eating up a cotton fruit. Farmers sprays a protective Calcium Arsenide pesticide in the cotton farms in night hours. Farmer on his mule cart, rides across the farm.
Japanese Ambassador to the United States Hiroshi Saito calls on U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull In December 1934 to inform that Japan will denounce the Washington Naval Treaty on 1922 which limited the size of the Japanese fleet. A close up of the ambassador Saito. He exits the State, War, and Navy Building (later the Executive Office Building) and gets in a car. Next segment: A female pilot Helen Richey becomes the first woman to fly mail in the United States. Richey stands in front of an aircraft and shakes hand with an official. Richey in the cockpit and the aircraft takes off. From a December 14, 1959 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
Cotton farming in the southern states Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama in the United States. A cotton farm with matured cotton plants ready for harvest by picking. Negro workers pick cotton bolls in field. A cloth bag tied with waist of farmer to store the pick into it. A day's pick emptied on a cloth. Farmer women weighing their daily pick, which averages around 100-200 pounds a day. A shed where the picked cotton is kept dry. A cotton picking farmer family sits near their cotton picks and waits for the loading wagon to arrive. Wagons bring cotton to gin operation. Wagons with cotton in Alabama pull up under cover of barn marked "W.A. Wyatt Jr and Co. Ginners Seed..." On the barn side a sign reads, "No smoking allowed. Cotton left on yard at owner's risk."
Japanese Ambassador to the United States Hirosi Saito officially declares that Japan would no longer abide by the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. Hirosi Saito steps from his car and enters the Old Executive Office building in Washington DC. Exterior view of Executive office building. He descends the steps of the building and enters his car.