President receives an honorary degree in Waco,Texas. President of the United States Harry S Truman receives an honorary degree of the Doctorate of Law from the Baylor University. President Truman at podium addresses the gathering. Other officials seated at platform in the background. President takes a strong stand on international trade.
Texas Longhorns play the Baylor Bears in Waco, Texas. 50,000 fans watch the game. Spectators cheer during the game. Players include: Mike Cotten, Jimmy Saxton, David Russell, Ronnie Stanley, Ron Goodwin, The Texas Longhorns score twice. The Baylor attack strengthens towards the end of the game. The Longhorns beat the Bears 12-7.
The second Annual Conference on American Ideals in Waco,Texas. Pat Neff Hall at Baylor University. A band plays and escorts degree holders towards the hall for the Second Annual Conference on American Ideals. American evangelist Billy Graham and Governor of Tennessee Frank Goad Clement receive honorary degrees from Baylor University. The gathering applauds
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.
Reminders of World War 2, in France, 1945. A high bridge of about eight masonry arches with two bombed out, in mountainous region of France. Camera pans right, showing a number of substantial homes scattered across the valley, with tall mountains behind. Scene shifts to a different, flatter landscape, where about a dozen U.S. Waco CG-4A gliders are seen abandoned in a field, in various states of disrepair. Writing in chalk on the side of one glider reads, "Whispering Yoddles, Fort Worth Texas, Little One Alice". There are no D-day stripes on these gliders, indicating they were probably used subsequent to the Normandy invasion, in other operations such as "Bluebird & Dove" in the South of France, in August, 1944.
Models and drawings of futuristic planes in the Air Force Laboratories at Wright Field, Ohio. Scenes of XP-67 aircraft in flight. A Northrup N9MB Experimental Flying Wing aircraft taxiing and in flight. A larger version, the XB-35 aircraft under construction. The XB-35 taking off. P-82 aircraft taxiing and taking off. Pilot in P-82. P-82 in flight. The XB-36 aircraft being assembled for its initial test flight, at the Convair factory in Fort Worth, Texas. XB-36 taking off from the Convair factory runway, at Fort Worth, Texas, and then in flight, with landing gear (of two 110-inch single tires) extended. View from above it as XB-36 lands at Eglin Air Field (one of only three airfields capable of bearing its high pressure wheel loading, which required concrete 22 inches thick). Officers standing by the tire of the XB-36 aircraft . B-50 aircraft taxiing and taking off. B-50 buzzing field. Demonstration of variable pitch propeller operation, including the blades going into full feather position. B-50 in flight on one engine, with props on engines 1,3, and 4 feathered. Testing landing gear on C-69 aircraft. C-69 landing. Testing landing gear of B-32 aircraft. Wind tunnels. Series of shots of wind tunnel.