Citizens and groups demonstrating citizenship and civic involvement in Ottumwa, Iowa
Ottumwa Iowa USA Date:1958 Duration:11 min 40 sec Sound:Yes
A U.S. Army documentary depicting the town of Ottumwa, Iowa. Views of the annual Scout Jamboree, with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts gathered. A large poster depicting boys in the Boy Scouts of America with the slogan, "Onward...For God and for My Country." A military band plays on an outdoor stage and the Scouts and other townspeople listen. Boy Scouts in an Order of the Arrow dance team perform. Iowa Governor Loveless addresses the group. Scouts in uniform set out signs in town for the drive for the United Way. A policeman in town. Citizens in Ottumwa waiting in line to vote. Kids and townspeople cheer at a baseball game. Working men leave a plant. Children enter a school and are seen in the classroom with their teacher. Children playing outside a school house. Group of women singing in Latin under the direction of a Catholic nun, in a garden. Various churches in the town of Ottumwa. Newlyweds leaving a church. Townspeople exiting a church and shaking hands with the minister. A U.S. Army Sergeant speaks about armed services for young men and various freedom enjoyed by people in the United States. People play various sports like swimming, diving, tennis, horseshoes, and others. People watch young children playing in a playground. Citizens walking in a park. Two recruiting Sergeants sit in a car and drive to a high school. They address an assembly of male students about military service. Young men under reserve military training, parade on a parade ground and learn various skills. They clean and operate vehicles, weapons and artillery. A woman with her son takes her son for registration in the U.S. Army at its office. Another woman and her son talk to the Sergeant. The Sergeant counsels a boy sitting in a field about the services and then drives away from the field. The boy rides his horse in the field. The military Sergeant speaks about the Armed Forces and the freedom in lifestyle of American people.
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