Turkish ski troops operating on border area. A view of snow covered mountains. Armed ski troops ascend snow covered mountains on skis.Several civilians traversing a mountain trail in , are stopped and asked for identification.Two travelers are accompanied by burdened pack animals. Several of the travelers wear turbans. A heavy military vehicle is seen near a mountain check point.
'Research for Better Living' : A Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics Service (United States Department of Agriculture) film on research work performed by the Bureau. Chief of the Bureau Dr. Hazel K Stiebeling talks about research in the fields of food and nutrition, textiles and clothing, housing and household equipment, and family economics. The Beltsville Research Center in Maryland. Large colonial styled brick building. Technicians work on food preparation and preservation inside a laboratory. They process and can vegetables. A food specialist compares the braising of meat with and without water. She puts the meat into containers on the stove. A researcher prepares a braised turkey leg to be served for judging. Technicians peel potatoes and insert a device to measure temperature. Trained judges from the laboratory staff taste frozen strawberries and write their verdict. A technician measures the tenderness of a berry with an apparatus. In the kitchen, technicians work to improve large quantity recipes. Technicians chop and weigh carrots, puts them into an institutional cooker and stirs. The prepared food is tried by school children. Children serve themselves and eat the food seated at a table in the school cafeteria.
Men lined on a bench turkey plucking competition at Ottman and Company building in New York. Plucked turkeys piled in front of them. The winner plucking 30 turkeys in 50 minutes is presented a turkey. The turkey flaps in his hands. A slow motion segment shows a man in the competition yawning while pulling off turkey feathers.
First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Patricia Nixon receives thanksgiving turkeys from National Turkey Federation in the White House, Washington DC. Officials present Mrs Nixon with turkeys. White House officials watch the turkeys. Mrs Nixon watches the turkeys and talks to the officials.
Man behind a rafter of turkeys in Sudbury, Massachusetts. A turkey with its wattle neck and fan shaped tails. View of roasted turkey. Chef slices the cooked turkey, and he along with two guests eats a slice of the roasted turkey.
Views of a poultry farm of domestic turkeys in Westley California. A man feeding the turkeys. The flock of turkeys jumps over a culvert filled with water. An old man sharpens and axe against a grinding wheel and tests its edge with his finger. This flock of turkeys will be killed for Thanksgiving in Westley, California.