Ominous clouds in sky during Super Outbreak of tornadoes in April 1974 that hit regions in many states, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and New York; and the Canadian province of Ontario. Xenia Ohio city manager Bob Stewart seen talking to his wife. A man checks storm on radar during a tornado in United States. A man rolls a machine to other room. During recording, a man shows areas that come in tornado's range. Sheriff dispatcher gives warning to all police and sheriff personnel about the sighted tornado in Montgomery County. Dick Burroughs on phone at Miami Valley Disaster Services in Dayton Ohio. A freigh train entering Xenia, Ohio just as tornado, scene via a student's 8mm camera comes into view and bears down on Xenia Ohio. Tornado hits the city of Xenia. Reenactment as city manager's wife takes call from him warning of tornado and she heads for basement cover. U.S. Air Force dispatches emergency medical convoy from grounds of base hospital at Wright Patterson Field. View of medical staff from the base mobilizing with ambulances and heavy construction battalion. Box 21, an emergency group responds to siren. People gather and discuss their plan include Military Personnel. A man explains situation. Rescuers save victims from tornado and take away dead bodies to temporary morgues.
A man on radio during tornado in southern United States. A man looks into the map with others. Scenes of tornado. Sheet-covered dead bodies of children and their mother found. Their father cries. Medical personnel from Red Cross. A Red Cross woman talks. Blood donors donating blood. A siren blows. Scenes of mass destruction from tornado. A woman talks on microphone. Aerial views of tornado destruction in Huntsville Alabama, Louisville Kentucky, and Xenia Ohio seen. Injured woman speaks. National Guardsman's van on road. Worker with bulldozer near scene of a gas main break and fire. Water gushes from broken water main.
From a film titled "A better Ohio". Scenes of depression period in the US: Idle men, closed factories, men searching through trash, sleeping on sidewalk. Scenes of post depression recovery: Smoke from factories, lines of workers, ample food, happy families. Views of Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in Ohio: Airstrip at Cleveland Airport, Dayton Airport construction, sealing pipes at abandoned mines, remodeled orphanage with orphans playing, repaired homes for sailor's and soldier's orphans in Xenia, dairy farm, old people's home in Napoleon, Tuberculosis Sanitorium in Toledo. Scenes of flood damage followed by WPA -constructed dams and tree planting.
Scenes of Tornadoes in the U.S. during a Super Outbreak in early April 1974, when a series of tornadoes struck numerous states including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and New York; and the Canadian province of Ontario. A man receives a call at a radio station during tornado in United States. He goes to door and see outside. He comes back and gives warning on radio. Message received at local emergency center. A man announces warning. A helicopter flies and relays report of tornado sightings from flying helicopter. A man talks on phone giving sighting reports. A meter indicates wind speed. View of tornado bearing down on Louisville Kentucky downtown buildings after having hit state fairgrounds. A cameraman takes video. A man talks at National Warning System. A man points location of tornado on a map. Various departments having meetings. Police jeep on road. Scenes of Tornado. People carry dead ones on stretcher and in hands.
Lines of vehicles wait at PX Service Station due to energy crisis and gas crisis in America. Vehicles line up at the entrance of fuel station and wait in long lines for gasoline / petrol during oil shortage and rationing in 1973 and 1974. Board reads 'Service Station'. Cars drive away after fueling. Long line of cars stands at the fueling station. Civilian directs traffic. Worker fuels up cars. Board reads 'Speed Limit 5 mph' 'Self Service gas only', 'Sorry 10 Gallons Limit'.
U.S. President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC. President Nixon with National Youth Representatives of 1974 for the Boy Scouts of America. Attendees include Boy Scouts, Explorers, Cub Scout Thomas Caughey, and scouting leaders Robert Reneker, President of the BSA, and Alden Barber, Chief Scout Executive. President Nixon shakes hands and talks with the Scouts. Close-up view of some patches and name tag on the shirt of Eagle Scout Arthur E. Justice Jr. of Culowhee, North Carolina. The Boy Scouts present certificate and medallions and membership cards to Nixon. Photographers take photos. Scouts and Explorers in attendance are: Thomas Caughey, Arthur Justice Jr., John S. Jordan, Mark Guthrie, Kevin Hyde, Phillip Klawuhn, Richard Ohendalski, Bruce Ragan, Michael Snyder, Gregory Dyekman, Marc Franson, William Lee, Gilbert Melson, Glen Patton, Lois Saruwatari. Additional leaders present include Dr. Carl Marchetti (delegation advisor), George Freeman (Washington representative for BSA), advising and PR staff Charles Wetter, Les Coleman, and Mark Clayton.