Democratic Presidential nominee, John W. Davis, receives tumultous reception in his home town of Clarksburg, West Virginia. Well-wishers jam the streets, bunting is hung on building, and a brass band plays. An open automobile, carrying the Presidential nominee, proceeds slowly through mass of spectators. Davis stands in the car, waves at the crowd, and shakes hand with spectators. Later, he wipes his face with a hankerchief, as he stands with his wife, Ellen G. (Bassel) Davis, on the balcony of a house. Crowd cheers him. One holds sign reading: "West Virginia." Mr. and Mrs. Davis pose for photograph. Mrs. Davis holds bouquet of flowers. Nominee Davis speaks from a podium. Banner on podium displays official motto of West Virginia: "Montani Semper Liberi" (Mountaineers are always free). American flags are massed behind him.
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.
Winter flood sweep four states in the United States. Devastation caused by winter flood in the states of Kentucky,Tennessee,Virginia and West Virginia. Rescue crew ride boats. Men aboard the vehicles drive through the flooded roads. The bridge and houses submerged in water.
View from mountain overlooking the Ford Motor Company coal mining town where 900 miners are employed at Twin Branch, West Virginia. From mountain overlooking the scene, camera pans across Lodging and other buildings, near river, and to the town, itself. Scene shifts to ground-level where several homes and cars are seen as well as a canal. A steam shovel is seen digging near the site of a new dam. It loads earth into dump trailers pulled by Fordson tractors. Closeup of the tractors pulling their loads to the dam site, and returning empty.
Aftermath of Pearl Harbor attack. An animation shows a map of Japan as a fictional character Tojo makes a call from Tokyo to Nagasaki and other cities disseminating the news of Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He rejoices at the attack. The United States Navy ship Arizona capsized. Wreckage of damaged ships like Nevada, West Virginia, California. Navy personnel along with civil technicians start the salvage of United States ships. Men work on the ships. Ships like California, Nevada and West Virginia underway after repair. Sailors and supplies aboard the ships. Military preparations in United States to counter the Japanese attack.
Views of Democratic National Convention of 1924 in Madison Square Garden, New York City. Signs of State delegations and huge crowd of delegates. Delegates parade for their candidates. West Virginia delegation displays huge photograph of their favorite son candidate, John William Davis, democratic nominee for President poses, alone, and then with his wife, Ellen G. (Bassel) Davis. Democratic candidate for Vice President, Governor of Nebraska, Charles W. Bryan,is seen at his desk writing on a document. Then he is seen with his brother, William Jennings Bryan. Presidential candidate, John W. Davis and his running mate, Charles W. Bryan, pose for photographers.