Edgar Skelton and his daughter leave their home in Southville Kentucky and greet neighbors with a tip of the hat in front of the Edgar Skelton general store. Residents on their way to church cross a primitive rope suspension bridge. External view of church in Southville. Parishioners shake hands with the pastor as they enter church. Diesel electric locomotive number 6711 pulls into Southville railroad train station. Ed Skelton receives stack of newspapers from the train and puts them into the bed of his pickup truck. View of pickup truck leaving Southville train station. People gathered in front of the Edgar Skelton general store in Southville receive the Sunday newspaper. Two women look at a fashion advertisement in the newspaper. Two boys look at comic cartoons in the newspaper. Ed Skelton and his daughter return to their house. Ed Skelton and daughter pray at the dinner table before eating. Men in Southville inside the Edgar Skelton general store. Ed Skelton stokes the fire in the pot belly stove. Ed Skelton sells canned food to a man standing at the general store counter.
Men at a fuel station in Southville (Shelby County), Kentucky. A car stops by the station. Man refuels the car. A small boy looks out of the car's window. Exteriors of the Shelby Court building. School bus stops near a store. Children get off the bus. They eat ice cream.
Farming activities in Southville (Shelby County), Kentucky. Corn crop and tobacco plantation. Natives take hayrides across countryside. Woman plays accordion while an old man plays violin. Natives gather in a shopping store and chat.
U.S. Marines dropped off from U.S. marine helicopters at a landing zone during maneuvers. and then running on a field. Representatives of United Nations permanent member countries in a weekly conference session meeting of the permanent council. U.S. Congress in session in Capitol building. Technological advances in U.S. U.S. President Eisenhower on a visit passes beneath a sign "Atoms for Peace" and observes various displays dealing with atomic power and nuclear power. An early nuclear power plant in Idaho, and view of an electical power plant control room that uses power from the nuclear plant. Doctor in a hospital checks a patient using a atomic scanner. American workers work in Oil fields in the United States -- view of many oil rigs in one area and two oil workers working on an oil rig. Tractors and modern large harvesting devices being used in farms. Miners sit in mining rail carts and then enter a mine on the rail cart. Sign on wall at coal mine entrance reads, "Inland Steel Company." And below it another sign, "Price Mine Number 1. 1950." (mine in Price, Kentucky). Mechanical mining cutter used in mine is seen turning out many large chunks of coal. Rail carts transport raw ore out from the Price, Kentucky coal mine.
Alcohol production and taxation system: dramatization and animation. Dramatic raid of alcohol and tobacco tax division on illegal moonshine stills in a forest in the southern U.S. Officials of the Alchohol and Tobacco Tax Division of the Internal Revenue Service walk in woods. Illegal moonshiners sit in woods with rifle in hand and sacks on ground. Horse cart in the woods. Barrels of alcohol. Men fight. The officers dynamite and explode an illegal still. Animation shows the ancient time when men discovered the intoxicating effect of alcohol in different parts of world like Greece and China. Taxes on alcohol. Excess grain used by colonial government and process of making alcohol by grain. Alcohol making industry at a farm and exchange of necessary goods with alcohol. Alcohol making industry at small scale and factory of alcohol. The production of alcohol starts in1866 and reaches 15 million dollars and 90 million barrels production rate. Truck in 1950s driving into a brewery plant. View of giant cooper brewing kettles in brewery. The process of brewing beer. Production of beer is shown, with grains like barley and rice passing through machines and into brewing kettles. Alcohol as main source of revenue. Officials work at the permissive branch for administration of laws related to liquor, tobacco, cigarette paper and tubes production. Women and men sitting at desks. Women doing typing and clerical work reviewing forms and applications. Worker adds mash through a tube to a giant kettle in a distillery. In the Seagram's bourbon whiskey distillery in Louisville Kentucky, workers assemble wooden barrels, prepare flaming barrel lids for bourbon barrels, and they pound stoppers in barrels with a mallet and prepare them for shipment while an IRS inspector looks on. Government official of the IRS supervises production, packaging and labeling services in the factory. Seagram name and Louisville location seen printed on the barrels.
Farmers, milkmen and shopkeepers in Kentucky, United States. A car drives on a wooden bridge built on a river in Kentucky. Farmers and milkman work in farms nearby the road. A farmer sitting in a tractor plows a farm. A truck reaches a country store. A woman owner of the store gets out and watches the car. The truck driver gets out of it and the woman storekeeper helps her offload material from the truck. A horse drawn cart carries agricultural ripes. Two man sitting in a tractor work in field with large farming equipment at the tractor's back.