Depicts industry and modernization coming into rural Appalchia in the early 1900s. A steam locomotive pulling a long line of train cars moves along the mountain side, leaving a trail of smoke in the Appalachian Mountain, near Smyth County Virginia. Man, woman and children wave at the coming train. Cow grazes in field. A steam shovel excavating a site. Vehicles drive past on a dirt road newly carved into a mountain side. Two men sawing a tree with a two-person saw. The tree falls. Horse carries wooden logs from the forest area. Logs being milled into lumber pieces at a saw mill. Giant saw blade spinning and cutting the wood. Factories with smoke spewing from chimneys. Rural coal mine buildings, some up high on stilts. A man operating an electrically powered, belt-driven lathe to turn lumber into round handles for tools. A rural preacher with a bible at an outdoor site, preaching in front of a corn field. Slates indicate that he is preaching against worldly education, and in favor of biblical learning only. reaches to people. A stone on a building with the words, "Marion Junior College. 1873." The preacher waving the bible in his hand. A teenage boy seated in a rocking chair on a porch reading a book.
Teachers in Chicago protest pay injustice during the Great Depression, as they had not been paid for 11 months. 5,000 instructors joined by students and parents in a march and protest as they also complained about cuts in school services. Scenes from other labor strikes across United States in 1934 including shipyard and auto industry strikes. Striking workers marching. President Roosevelt intervenes in an automobile strike. President Roosevelt on Vincent Astor's yacht for a brief fishing holiday. Men in a factory or manufacturing facility punching timecards in time clocks. New automobile cars seen in production and rolling off assembly lines. Working men eat lunch beside their posts in an assembly line factory, during a break.
Scenes from 1934 film production about westward expansion of United States in last quarter of the 19th Century. Marias River flows through the mountains. Goats and bears in forest area. View of the Washington Monument. Engraved stone reads 'Farthest Point West on Captain Lewis trip up Marias River'. Car drives into portico of an old building in Washington. 'Children of a Common Mother' written on top of a monument. Engraved picture shows Lewis and Clark pointing towards land with boats next to them. View of the Columbia River flowing between mountains and a bridge. Aerial view of city of Portland. Steamer leaves harbor of Portland.
West Virginia State troopers hold doors as President Eisenhower and the Prime Minister of Canada, Louis St. Laurent, come out of the Greenbrier Resort at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, United States. They are joined by U.S. Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, and Bernard M. Shanley, aide to the President. They all laugh and smile as they pose for photographers. The Prime Minister waves at spectators, and shakes President Eisenhowers hand as they say farewell. A 1956 Fleetwood cadillac automobile is parked on the drive with flag of United States and ensign of Canada on its fenders. The car drives away with the Prime Minister and led by a West Virginia State police car.
Headquarters of the United States Department of Defense at the Pentagon in Virginia, United States. An officer at a desk as he speaks to a man. The name plate on the desk reads 'Mr. Reilly DOD' . An officer at a desk as he sorts out papers. The name plate on the desk reads 'Lt. Col. G.M. Gibbs, USAF Strategic'. An officer speaks over a phone. The name plate on the desk reads 'Col M.E. Jessup, USA Command Center Operation Chief'.
A newsreel titled "Universal five wins Olympics basketball final" shows a game between the company team from Universal Pictures and the McPherson Globe Refiners from Globe Oil and Refining Co. of McPherson, Kansas. The McPherson team is sometimes also referred to as the Oilers, or the Refiners. The teams are seen playing in the Olympics Qualifying basketball final in New York's Madison Square Garden. People cheer the two teams. Universal defeats the McPherson Globe Refiners to win the Olympics final. The win entitled the Universal Pictures team to name 7 players to the Olympic basketball team representing the United States in the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin Germany, and McPherson Globe Refiners was able to name 6 players to the team. These two teams beat out five U.S. college teams to earn the spots in the final and determine the makeup of the U.S. Olympic Basketball team. Players in the game in this video clip include Globe Refiners forward Francis Johnson, Centers Willard Schmidt and Joe Fortenberry, and Universal forward Carl Knowles. Universal beat the Globe Refiners by a score of 44 to 43. According to a Time Magazine article of April 13, 1936, the Globe Oil & Refining team, "...have perfected a technique called dunking with which they score by jumping up above the basket, dropping the ball into it." This may be one of the earliest references to dunking, now a staple technique in basketball. The same Time article further stated of the Oilers, "On the defense, they prevent opponents from scoring by batting the ball out of the basket." Again, the Globe Refiners were demonstrating play that later became standard in modern basketball. The idea for the Globe Refiners was a company promotion scheme, thought up in 1934 by Gene Johnson, the Sales Manager of Globe Oil who had several years experience coaching basketball. The Olympic team also included Washington State Huskey player Ralph Bishop. The USA went on to win the gold, defeating Canada 19-8.