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.
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.
United States and Chinese airmen at Bergstrom Field, Austin, Texas July 1946.
The Neo-Classical building is the Texas State Capital at Austin, Texas and Austin Texas is noted on the graduate’s diploma “Bergstrom Field, Austin, Texas”. At this time the 349th Troop Carrier Group was based at Bergstrom and assigned to the Third Air Force, Tactical Air Command as noted on the diploma. Also “Air Force Combat Units of World War II” Edited by Maurer Maurer states this unit trained Chinese crews to operate C-46 aircraft.
Film is very interesting in that it visually shows the transition from “Army brown to Air Force Blue” for the C-46s still carry the I TROOP CARRIER COMMAND insigne on the nose, with was disbanded on 4 Nov 1945 but they have the new AAF wide "Buzz Numbers" for all aircraft operating solely within the continental USA, by T.O. 07-1-1 of November 1945 and the graduate’s diploma is notating the new post-war air force type command reorganization of March 1946.
Documentary titled 'Farm Boys Abroad' depicts farm boys of Texas visiting different parts of the United States. View of the dome and the Academic Building of Texas A&M University, in College Station, Texas. A group of boys gathered on the steps of the Academic Building are led in cheers by a leader. They tip and wave their hats. People stand beside a train at the railroad train station. Boys and young men from the Texas group are seen hanging out of the doors and windows of the train and waving as the train leaves the station. Boys from Texas look at cattle and horses at a farm in Kansas, inspecting the quality of the animals. Boys carry placards 'Texas farm boys'. A boy wearing a Texas arm band pats the side of a steer as he inspects it. Next scene is in Nebraska, showing a crop harvest at a farm, with a wheat harvesting machine in operation, and a horse drawn wagon from which a boy is throwing hay. Boys with cows and cattle milling about in a field in Iowa. Next scene shows a boy leading a giant boar pig outside a sty. Sign on pig sty reads, "The Rainbow, 329731,The Breed's Greatest Sire."
United States Presidential elections of 1948. A railway station in United States. Thomas Dewey, the Republican candidate for U.S. Presidential elections arrives in a train. He meets people at the station terminal. He stands at the train door and addresses the crowd from train itself. On the train is written 'Dewey Victory Special'. A crowd gathers to hear his speech. Dewey along with his wife, Frances Hutt Dewey, waves at the crowd and moves inside the train.
United States Presidential elections of 1948. A huge crowd of supporters wait for the train 'Dewey Victory Special' at a decorated railway station. Thomas Dewey, the Republican candidate for U.S. Presidential elections and his wife, Frances Hutt Dewey, arrive in a train. He addresses the crowd from the train. Women clap while listening to his speech. He and his wife wave hands towards their supporters, as their train departs from the station.