Motion pictures of the United States Department of Agriculture, 1931

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MOTION PICTURES OF THE

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF

AGRICULTURE

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UNITED STATES

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE WASHINGTON 1931 :

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CONTENTS Page

A

list

of films

and how

to obtain

them

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Introduction

How

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films are distributed

Transportation only expense to borrower. _ How films may be bought United States Department of Agriculture films

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available for distribution

Domestic animals Beef cattle

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Dairy cattle Dairy products

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Diseases of cattle Parasites of cattle

Horses Sheep husbandry Diseases of swine Miscellaneous swine films Poultry Wild animals and birds

Game and bird protection Destructive rodents Crops, crop diseases, and insect pests Cereals Fruits, etc

Truck crops Cotton Miscellaneous crops and plants

Country

life

Engineering

Types

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roads research. Forest road building National park road building of

Highway

Historical

Miscellaneous

South American road building

Farm engineering Farm management Federal regulation

Food inspection Miscellaneous inspection services Forestry Forest fire prevention Forest insects, pests, and diseases of trees

Lumbering



National forests, western scenic National forests, eastern—scenic Reforestation Miscellaneous forestry films Insects Marketing (handling products)

Cooperative marketing Miscellaneous marketing Meteorology Rural organization (clubs, etc.) Extension work Miscellaneous films

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Prepared by Office of Motion Pictures, Extension Service

INTRODUCTION The educational motion pictures available from the United States Department of Agriculture are offered for general public use as well as use

by

officials

and

employees of the department and related institutions. These films deal with important lines of work in which the department and cooperating State institutions are engaged. Their aim is to acquaint the public with the methods and significance of important activities, to gain public cooperation, and, by making common property of the results of scientific investigations, to spread knowledge of improved methods in agriculture, forestry, road building, rural engineering, and kindred pursuits.

HOW

FILMS ARE DISTRIBUTED

These films are designed to aid in the work of the extension and field workers of the department and cooperating State institutions, and their primary use Alis by or under the supervision of such workers. though nominally they are always available to the general public, the number of copies cf the films the department is able to supply is inadequate at present However, to meet all requests from unofficial sources. loans are made to farmers' organizations, schools, colleges, churches, theaters, and other agencies or persons wishing to borrow films, whenever copies of the Applications for films desired pictures are available. should be addressed to the Office of Motion Pictures, Extension Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C, and they should preferably be sent through the local county agricultural Field workers of the department should send agent. their applications to the Office of Motion Pictures through their respective bureaus.

TRANSPORTATION ONLY EXPENSE TO BORROWER There are no rental charges for films. Borrowers are required to pay for transportation to and from Washington, D. C. In all cases it is necessary that some responsible person assume responsibility for transportation charges, as well as for the safe-keeping, proper use, and prompt return of the films. Applications for films should be made as far in advance as possible and, preferably, should specify several alternative choices cf subjects and periods of time. Do not ask for a loan period longer than the time actually contemplated for the use of the picture or pictures desired. Schedules of proposed showings, or other definite information indicating the use proposed for the films, should accompany applications.

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— Most of the films distributed by the Department of Agriculture are on standard-width (35-millimeter) Practically all of the films are on slow-burning stock. stock, and this stock is being used for all new subjects. A limited number of prints are available on narrowwidth (16-millimeter) stock.

HOW

FILMS MAY BE BOUGHT

To State agricultural colleges and other distributing agencies, including public schools, farmers' organizations, development associations, and boards of trade reputable organizations of every sort is offered a plan of purchasing prints from Department of Agriculture negatives at relatively low cost. Under this plan individuals or organizations may be authorized by the department to buy copies of its films from a commercial manufacturer at contract prices, the result of competitive bidding. Prices for standard-width or 35millimeter prints, on the basis of a reel of 1,000 feet, are approximately:



On On

standard-width, slow-burning film stock, $30. standard-width, inflammable film stock, $18.

The price on narrow-width (16-millimeter) slowburning film stock is about $10 for a reel of 400 feet (equal to 1,000 feet of 35-millimeter film). The cost of prints varies, of course, with the length. Purchasers are required to pay transportation charges on new prints from the commercial manufacturer's laboratory, and in some cases other small additional Titles in foreign languages, if desired, may charges. be obtained at additional cost. The conditions governing purchases are that no changes be made in the subject matter of the films without approval from the department, that credit to the department be retained, and that no commercial advertising matter be added to or inserted in the films.

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UNITED STATES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FILMS AVAILABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION I

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DOMESTIC ANIMALS BEEF CATTLE Sir Loin of T-Bone Ranch (Bureau Industry). 3 reels - 2,54-4 feet.

of

Animal

Western range-cattle industrj', -with special reference to production of good beef; hints on selecting meat; stirring range scenes, with cowboy sports and a tincture of romance. Of general interest to consumer and producer.

The Green 2 reels

A

-

Barrier (Bureau

of

Animal Industry).

1,964 feet.

story of cattle grazing in the "Piney Woods" areas of the South, emphasizing the evils of firing the woods to "green up" the pastures, and the importance of carpet grass and Lespedeza as forage for the cattle and as fire barriers. Of general interest.

The Cow Business reels

-

(Bureau

of

Animal Industry).

2

1,597 feet.

Beef-cattle industry in the western United States, contrasting methods of the early co'WTnan with present practice. The cutting gate, branding and vaccinating chute, dipping vat, summer range, winter feed lots, and horse production on modern ranches. Particularly for cattlemen, but of general interest.

She's Wild (Forest Service). 1 reel - 964 feet. Cowboys on the western cattle ranges; with "broncho busting," roping and tj'ing, and other exhibition of horsemanship and range prowess at a cowboy gathering. Indian dances. Of general interest.

Southern Cattle Yesterday and To-day (Bureau Animal Industry).

1 reel -

of

1,033 feet.

The

story of the gradual eradication of the cattle fever tick from infested Southern States and the improvement in beef and dairy herds that has followed. Photographed in Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi.

The Beefsteak Bequest try).

1 reel -

836

(Bureau

of

Animal Indus-

feet.

The

story of the Sni-a-Bar ranch and the results of experiments conducted to determine the benefits to be derived through the use of purebred sires in beef-cattle production.

Green Pastures (Forest Service). 1 reel - 944 feet. Shows how and why forage on range is depleted by overgrazing and how stock should be distributed seasonally and otherwise to provide for

maximum

carrj-ing capacity of a range.

DAIRY CATTLE

Weighed

in the Balance (Bureau of Dairy Industry;. 2 reels - 1,964 feet. An argument for cow-testing work, told by Blossom, a deserving milk producer; showing the evils of unsystematic dairy management and the improvement when better practices are adopted; a story of sentiment ends happily for Blossom and her owner's family and neighbors. Particularly for dairy farmers, but of general interest.

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A

Tale of 1 reel -

An animated

Two

456

Bulls (Bureau

Dairy Industry).

of

feet.

cartoon dealing with advantages in following the practices

Brown's dairy of the better-sires movement. through his membership in a bull association. for rural communities.

Blood Will Tell (Bureau 897 feet. Shows how a campaign

of

farm is transformed Of general interest 1 reel -

Dairy Industry).

for better dairy sires is conducted.

DAIRY PRODUCTS 1 reel -

983

for high-quality production. milk as well as to dairymen.

Of

Quality Milk (Bureau

bi

Dairy Industry).

feet.

Approved methods interest to

dairying

of

consumers

of

Milk For You and

A

Me

(Bureau

of

Dairy Industry).

1 reel - 249 feet. 4-minute film to be used in Milk-for-Health week campaigns. Shows persons of all ages and of all walks of life drinking milk. Of



general interest.

Swiss Cheese Industry).

— Made In 1 reel -

985

America (Bureau

of

Dairy

feet.

Methods used at the Grove City (Pa.) creamery, operated with Government cooperation. Making cheese of a kind formerly largely imported.

Particularly for dairymen, but of general interest.

DISEASES OF CATTLE

Suppressing the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Bureau 2 reels - 1,560 feet. of Animal Industry). Prevalence of foot-and-mouth disease in many foreign countries; outbreaks of the malady in this country in 1914 and 1924; the radical but eilective American method of control, and necessity of public cooperation.

Particularly for owners of livestock.

Herds

Clean

— and

Hearts (Bureau

Industry). 3 reels - 2,815 feet. Pictures a community campaign for the eradication

Animal

of

of

animal tubercu-

relation of animal tuberculosis to human health; economic due to the disease; opposition to the campaign from various sources, and how it was overcome; how the campaign is organized with cooperation from farmers' and city organizations. Of general losis;

losses

interest.

PARASITES OF CATTLE of Pine Grove Vat (Bureau of Animal Industry). 3 reels - 2,936 feet. Shows tick-eradication work in the South. How a community organized

Mollie

to get rid of the cattle-fever ticks; dynamiting of the dipping vat by opponents of tick eradication is followed by their arrest by the heroine. The tick is finally wiped out, the county is released from quarantine, and better times come. Of general interest, particularly in the

South.

Charge of the Tick Brigade (Bureau Industry).

1 reel -

688

Animal

of

feet.

An animated result;

cartoon; cattle attacked by fever ticks; mortalities Mrs. Tick, in illustrated lecture, thanks cattle owners for Of general interest in the South.

not dipping cattle.

The Ox Warble— A Fifty-Million-Dollar Tune A

(Bureau of Entomology). 1 reel - 959 feet. drop in milk production brings the discovery of the ox warble in Farmer Smith's cows; the Government "bug of

controUing the pest.

man"

explains

Stable Flies and Their Control (Bureau mology).

1 reel -

methods

Of general interest for rural use.

814

of

Ento-

feet.

Methods

of protecting animals from the stable fly and preventing breeding of this pest, an annoying and harmful insect that appears many parts of the United States. Of general interest for rural use.

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How to Fight Entomology). 1 reel - 7S8 feet. Harm done by the screw-worm fly, and how Screw Worms

the insect

is

of

fought suc-

Of special interest to

Southwestern States.

cessfully in' the

(Bureau

cattle-

men.

Horn

Flies

— Pests of Cattle

722

1 reel -

^Bureau

of

Entomology)

feet.

How

to prevent the breeding of horn flies and reduce the harm done by ^lethods of control used in the Southwesttheir attacks on cattle. ern States. Of special interest to cattlemen.

HORSES

The Horse and Man

Bureau

1,011 feet. An acknowledgment of the horse's part World and in modern American life.

Animal Industry).

of

1 reel -

conquest of the New Indian ponies, cow horses,

in the

plowhorses, cavalrj' mounts, race horses, hunters, truck horses, and bucking bronchos. Of general interest.

The Horse 1 reel -

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In

887

Motion

Bureau

of

Animal Industry j.

feet.

study of the various gaits of horses, first at normal speed and then analyzed by means of slow-motion photography. The film shows draft horses, pacers, trotters, runners, hunters, cavalry, horses. Of general interest.

and

police

SHEEP HUSBANDRY

The Woolly West

(Bureau of Animal Industry). 2 reels - 1,975 feet. Shows approved methods in range-sheep management. An old-timer puts a newcomer on the right track in his range-sheep enterprise. Made in northwestern Wyoming in the fine scenery of the Shoshone National Forest. For range-sheep growers particularly, but of general interest.

Sheep

in

try;.

Psalm and Sage

1 reel -

834

Bureau

of

Animal Indus-

feet.

The

significance of sheep to man, economically and spiritually; great flocks in the West, shown for their scenic worth and to give a general idea of the industr\'; the fitting use by the Psalmist of sheep as a s\-mbol for mankind.

Lamb and Mutton mal Industry;.

Home

for

1 reel -

938

Use (Bureau

Ani-

of

feet.

Shows the dressing and preparing

of lamb and mutton for use on the Close-ups of the various operations from the skinning of the of the meat for use. Of interest to

farm.

animal to the final preparation sheep raisers and housekeepers.

Grazing on National Forests

(Forest Service).

1

805 feet. How Uncle Sam provides summer reel

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range for millions of head of cattle and sheep by opening the grazing lands of the national forests to the near-by ranchers; the grandeur of the national forests and the picturesque grazing livestock. Of general interest.

The Golden nomics;.

Fleece (Bureau 976 feet.

of

Agricultural

Eco-

1 reel -

Jason, a progressive eastern farmer, learns that clean handling of wool, grading, and cooperative selling -wdll bring success in his search for "the golden fleece." For woolgrowers particularly, but of general niral interest.

Shed Lambing Industry,.

the West

in

1 reel -

690

Bureau

of

Animal

feet.

Portrays approved methods of handling the lamb crop under range conditions.

On

a

Thousand

Hills (Forest Service).

1 reel -

feet.

How

to save range pasture

by deferred and rotation

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grazing.

649

Lamb— IVIore Than

Legs and Chops (Bureau

of

2 reels - 1,696 feet. Agricultural Economics). Depicts how the butcher may make attractive retail cuts from all parts of the lamb carcass and shows the housewife that there is more to

lamb than

legs

and chops.

DISEASES OF SWiNE 2 reels 1,837 f-eet. Methods of controlling roundworms in pigs, which annually cause heavy losses among swine; sanitation rules worked out by laboratory investigation and applied successfully under Corn Belt conditions. Of interest to hog raisers and scientific workers.

Exit Ascaris (Bureau of Animal Industry).

Health for Hogs (Bureau reel -

982

of

Animal Industry).

1

feet.

How

portable colony hog houses help the hog to keep himself clean, self-feeders aid pigs in making hogs of themselves; advantages of portable houses and self-feeders in producing fat, healthy hogs. For rural communities.

and how

MISCELLANEOUS SWINE FILMS

How To Grow Hogs

(Bureau

of

Animal Industry).

2

reels - 1,588 feet.

The

pictures show points to be considered in the selection of hogs for breeding purposes, the care of the sow before and after farrowing,

and the feeding and handling

of pigs

up

to marketing time.

The

scenes were taken on the experimental farm of the Bureau of Animal Industry at Beltsville, Md.

Bob Farnum's Ton 2 reels

try).

-

(Bureau

Litter 1,958 feet.

of

Animal Indus-

The

ton-litter campaign idea as developed in Indiana and adopted in other States; Bob Farnum joins the ton-litter club and produces 2,000 pounds of hogs from one litter of pigs in six months; the obstacles; how they were met, and some of the essentials in the hog business. Of general interest for rural communities.

Behind the Breakfast Plate (Bureau

of Animal Industry). 1 reel - 972 feet. The story of bacon from the pastures of the Corn Belt through the stockyards and the packing plants to your breakfast plate; curing of bacon in early colonial homes; evolution of the hog business. Of general interest to consumers and producers.

This Little Pig Stayed

Home

Industry). 2 reels - 1,640 feet. Method of control of hog cholera set forth in

(Bureau

of

Animal

story form.

POULTRY Layers or Loafers (Extension Service).

1 reel -

682

feet. Characteristics that determine whether a hen should be kept or sold. How the Jones family increased egg production by culling.

Turkey Business (Bureau reel -

981

of

Animal Industry).

1

feet.

Shows where turkeys are raised feeding and management.

for

market and modern methods

Selecting a Laying Hen (Bureau try). 1 reel - 904 feet.

of

of

Animal Indus-

CuUing the

flock. Physical characteristics by which the good egg producer can be recognized. Of interest to poultry raisers.

Making Poultry Pay (Bureau 1 reel -

920

of

Animal Industry).

feet.

The fundamentals mation

of good poultry management; designed for the inforof beginners in poultry keeping. Of general interest for

rural use.

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Breeding for More and Bigger Eggs (Bureau Animal Industry). 2 reels - 1,727 feet. Shows how and why record-of-performance work

Embryology

of the

1 reel -

try).

395

Egg (Bureau

is

of

of

being done.

Animal Indus-

feet.

How

the hen's fertile egg develops into the chick and the infertile egg does not. A short picturization of the beginning of life. Of general

interest.

Four Hundred Million Chickens (Bureau mal Industry).

1 reel -

860

of

Ani-

feet.

A bird's-eye view of the poultry industrj'

of the United States, showing commercial, farm, and back-yard chicken plants. Of general interest.

Birds of a Feather (Extension Service).

1 reel -

963

feet.

Advantages of poultry standardization as exemplified by the experience of Jim Buck and his neighbors; the story of a county-wide campaign. Of general interest for rural use. Especially useful in poultry-standardization campaigns.

T. B. or Not T. B. (Bureau of Animal Industry). 1,673 feet. Fowl tubercalosis and methods reels

a high

2

-

toll

among the

of combating a plague that flocks of midwestern States.

Brooding and Rearing Chicks (Bureau Industry;. 1 reel - 1,269 feet. Designed to show up-to-date procedure

in

is

taking

Animal

of

handling chicks in the

brooder house.

Producing Quality Chicks (Bureau dustry). 1 reel - 941 feet. Shows how the up-to-date hatchery safeguards

its

of

Animal In-

output by careful

choice of breeding stock and attention to sanitation.

Early Care of Baby Chicks (Bureau dustryj. 2 reels

-

of

Animal In-

1,807 feet.

Ma Stubblefield enter the early chick business. proper care and feeding of baby chicks.

Pa and

Shows the

WILD ANIMALS AND BIRDS GAME AND BIRD PROTECTION

When

Elk

Come Down

(Forest Service).

2 reels

-

1,984 feet. The pursuit of an

elk poacher by a forest ranger through the snowcovered mountains of the Absaroka National Forest, Mont.; the poacher's capture and punishment; need for protecting the elk from poachers and starvation; cooperation with the State game department. Of general interest.

National Bird Refuges (Bureau 1 reel -

A

985

of Biological Survey).

feet.

trip on a Government patrol boat to Federal bird refuges on islands in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana; brown pelicans, royal terns, laughing gulls, black skimmers, and other birds. Of general interest.

How

to Handle Foxes (Bureau of Biological Survey). 2 reels - 1,484 feet. Shows approved methods of catching and holding as practiced on fox farms. Of special interest to veterinarians.

Fur Industry of the United States (Bureau

of Biological Survey). 3 reels - 2,443 feet. Prepared especially for the International Fur Exposition at Leipzig, Germany. Of special interest to the fur industry and garment trades; also of general interest.

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DESTRUCTIVE RODENTS

The Modern Pied Piper

(Bureau

2 reels - 1,970 feet. vey). Methods of rat control and extermination

of Biological Sur-

as exemplified in a city-wide

A fanciful story, following in outline the old tale Pied Piper of Hamelin, but with a present-day application. Of general interest, but particularly in towns and cities where ratcontrol campaigns are planned.

antirat campaign. of the

How

to Get Rid

off

Rats (Bureau

of Biological Sur-

1 reel - 1,008 feet.

vey).

Some unusual views

Various methods of rat control.

of wild rats in

action.

Million Dollar Pockets (Bureau 2 reels - 1,396 feet. vey). The pocket gopher, its habits, damage

of Biological Sur-

to the alfalfa crop,

and methods

of control.

The Eastern Woodchuck and

Its

Control (Bureau

2 reels - 1,675 feet. of Biological Survey). The damage done by woodchucks and the best methods of exterminating them.

CROPS, CROP DISEASES, AND INSECT PESTS CEREALS



Better Seed Better Crops (Extension Service). 1 reel - 920 feet. Bill Taylor wonders why his neighbors get bumper wheat crops while his yield hardly pays cost of production; he asks the county agent and learns how the crop-improvement association strives to increase production by growing and distributing pedigreed seed. Of general interest for rural use.

Wheat ics).

or Weeds? (Bureau of Agricultural Econom• 1 reel - 993 feet.

The

story of wheat cleaning and the operation of wheat-cleaning machines at the thresher; what clean wheat means to the farmer; Sam Brigger finds the profits from his wheat eaten up by the dockage deductions; he learns how to "stop the leak." Of general interest to wheat growers.

Rust (Bureau

of

Plant Industry)

.

2 reels

-

1,985 feet.

spread by the common barberry, affects small grains. It is the story of a wheat farmer who failed because of crop failure caused by rust.

Shows how the black stem

rust,

Banishing the Barberry (Bureau

of

Plant Industry).

2 reels - 1,607 feet. Shows how Government forces operate to eradicate the common barberry which spreads the black stem rust.

Grain Grading (Bureau 2 reels - 1,992 feet. Methods of procedure followed

Rice

From "Paddy"

tural Economics).

1

of Agricultural

in inspection

Economics).

and grading

of grain.

to Bowl (Bureau of Agriculreel - 954 feet.

Handling the rice crop with special reference to methods that tend to minimize damage and waste. Photographed in the lower Mississippi Valley. Incidental scenes showing utilization of rice.

The Corn 921 feet. The evolution

Belt Derby (Extension Service).

1 reel -

husking in the United States, including an intermethods from the husking bee to the modern of husking standing corn; slow motion analyzes the action of the husking champions. Of interest especially in Corn of corn

state contest; various

Corn Belt methods

Belt States; also of general interest.

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An Undesirable

Alien

—The European

Corn Borer

1 reel - 1,000 feet. (^Bureau of Entomology). The story of the European corn borer, how it became established in New England, and the fight to control it; scenes of damage to corn and truck crops in Massachusetts. This film applies to New Eng-

land conditions only.

Corn and the Borer Administration).

A

(Plant Quarantine and Control 981 feet.

1 reel -

history of the European corn-borer infestation in the United States.

Quarantine and inspection methods employed to check the spread Parasites imported to aid in control work. Badly of the insect. damaged cornfields in Michigan, Ohio, and southern Ontario. A companion film to The Corn Borer and What to Do About It.

The Corn Borer and What of

to

Do About

It

(Bureau

Entomology).

2 reels - 1,350 feet. the European corn borer and methods recommended

The

life history of to Corn Belt farmers for keeping this dangerous insect pest under control. Includes the laying of eggs by the moth, the hatching of the young larvae, molting, and emergence of the adult. Various methods of control, including destruction of the stalks by burning and shredding, are emphasized.

Fighting the Corn Borer with Machinery (Bureau of Public

Roads).

1 reel -

923

feet.

This picture portrays various methods of using machinery to control the corn borer. Of interest to farmers and county agents.

Jake

Old

1 reel -

A

Up

Wakes

988

(Bureau

of

Entomology).

feet.

short corn-borer picture designed to awaken interest in the spring clean-up campaign and to supply comedy for corn-borer meetings. Includes trick photography, nightmare scenes showing "Old Jake" pursued by fierce corn borers, 10 feet long.

FRUITS, ETC.

John Smith reels

-

v.

Jack Frost (Weather Bureau).

2

1,669 feet.

Orchard heating, with particular reference to frost protection in citrus groves. Of special interest in southern California, but applicable to

all

orchard regions.

Safeguarding the Citrus Fruit (Bureau mology).

1 reel -

963

of

Ento-

feet.

of citrus fruit trees in southern California; methods used Of general educain preventing damage to orange and lemon trees. tional interest, particularly suited for California.

Fumigation

Citrus Fruit in Florida (Bureau

of Agricultural

Eco-

nomics).

2 reels - 1,991 feet. Approved methods of grove management and handling of the orange and grapefruit crops in Florida; how citrus fruits came to America; some of their uses. Scenes at piers and in wholesale fruit exchanges in

New

Profits

York.

Of general

interest.

from Cull Oranges and Lemons (Bureau

Chemistry and

1 reel -

Soils).

988

of

feet.

The former great loss to the citrus-fruit industry from waste cull fruit; research work to develop uses for culls; establishment of by-product



plants "the balance wheel of the industry" Of general interest.

Dates

—to minimize the

loss.

— America's New Fruit Crop (Bureau of Plant

Industry).

1 reel -

972

feet.

How

determination, applied science, and irrigation have transformed desert land of the Southwest into productive date gardens; methods of date culture and insect control; establishment of a new industry through Government effort. Of general interest.

Date Culture in Iraq (Bureau 2 reels - 1,587 feet. Shows methods used.

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of

Plant Industry).

Persimmon Harvesting and Storage (Bureau

How

of

Plant Industry).

China

in

975

1 reel -

feet.

Chinese persimmons are grown and handled in the land of their Unique method of winter storage is shown.

origin.

Why

Grow

Strawberries

Plant Industry).

1 reel -

Whisl
of

Sets forth the prime cause of loss of strawberries in transit and on the market black mold and suggests methods of handling to minimize Particularly for growers, but of general loss from this fungus.





interest.

Cranberries, and Why They Are Sometimes Bitter (Bureau of Plant Industry). 1 reel - 1,005 feet. Cranberry culture, with particular reference to methods

of preventing the rot that makes the berries bitter; the Puritans receive the new berry from Indians.

TRUCK CROPS Beans or Beetles? (Bureau 964

of

1 reel -

Entomology).

feet.

of the bean crop, and the menace of the beetle; methods of controlling damage by this insect. for bean growers, but of general interest.

The importance

Mexican bean Particularly

The How and Why

of Spuds (Bureau of Plant 1 reel - 897 feet. Industry). From producer to consumer. Commercial production of the born-andraised-in-America potato, second only to wheat as a human food, as practiced with modern methods of machinery in Aroostook County, Me. Of general interest.

Potatoes try).

— Early

1 reel -



How the

and Late (Bureau

865

of

Plant Indus-

feet.

potato unknown to the Old World until the discovery of the Methods of Western Hemisphere came to be called "Irish." growing and harvesting early and late potatoes in the Norfolk disOf general interest. trict of Virginia and in New Jersey.



Potato Industry in the California Delta Region (Bureau

of Agricultural

Economics).

1 reel -

786

feet.

Potato harvesting and marketing in the California Delta region.

Of

general interest for rural use.

Hidden Foes

in Seed Potatoes (Extension Service and Bureau of Plant Industry). 1 reel - 874 feet. Two farmers, contrasting their good and bad yields of potatoes, find that one had failed to buy selected seed potatoes, as had been advised on a potato tour the previous harvest time; experiences on the potato tour, with some degeneration diseases of potatoes, are shown. Of general interest for rural use.

''Leak

Disease'' of Potatoes Industry). 1 reel - 948 feet. The "leak disease" in the California Delta

(Bureau

of

Plant

region. Its cause and its prevention; the leak disease under the microscope; a technical microscopic study of the parasitic fungus Pythium de Baryanum.

For

scientific use.

Sweetpotatoes from Seed to Storage (Bureau Plant Industry).

1 reel -

999

of

feet.

Approved methods, as worked out through Government experiments, of sweetpotato growing; the care that must be taken against disease in this crop.

This

reel

connects with the picture, Sweetpotatoes Of general interest in the South.

from Storehouse to Market.

Sweetpotatoes (Bureau

From

Storehouse

of Agricultural

Economics).

to 1

Market reel -

991

feet.

Approved methods

of storing, grading, and shipping sweetpotatoes; to prevent losses in storage and transportation. Of general interest in the South.

how

[10]

t\

Peanuts— $30,000,000 Worth (Bureau dustry). 1 reel - 988 feet. The culture of America's peanut crop from the preparation

of the soil,

in Virginia

Plant

of

In-

and the Carolinas,

through harvesting and picking,

How the Civil to delivery at the shelling factory. popularitj' of the product. Of general interest.

War

increased

COTTON



Dixie's Greatest Crop (Bureau of Plant Industry). 1 reel - 868 feet. The new era in cotton production; preparation of soil, planting,

Cotton

cultivating practices; picking

and delivery at

gin; the boll-v.eevil

menace; and other problems of the up-to-date cotton grower are included. Of general interest.

John Doe's Cotton

— and Yours (Extension Service).

2 reels - 1,772 feet. Emphasizes the desirability

of planting selected cottonseed; shows a local supply of pure seed may be obtained by community organization, and how the pure seed, backed up by good farming practice, results in uniform fiber and a "good" market. Particularly for cotton growers.

how

A New Method (Bureau

of Harvesting

of Agricultural

Cotton

Economics).

— Sledding reel

1

-

595

feet.

A

short film illustrating "sledding" as developed thus far planters of southwestern Texas.

by the



Cotton's Worst Enemy Pink Bollworm (Plant Quarantine and Control Administration). 1 reel 914

feet.

The

clean-up, under the direction of the Plant Quarantine and Control Administration, of 10,000 infested acres in Texas; sweeping of fields and burning of plants; fumigation of imported cotton; distinction between pink bollworm and boll weevil. Of general interest, particularly in the South.

Winged Warfare (Bureau

of

Entomology).

2 reels

-

1,866 feet. Adapted from Harris Dickson's story, A Borgia of the Air. Designed to show the methods followed in commercial dusting of cotton by 1

airolane for the control of the boll weevil.

MISCELLANEOUS CROPS AND PLANTS Weevil

Alfalfa 1 reel -

944

Control (Bureau

of

Entomology).

feet.

Importance of the alfalfa crop, spread of the alfalfa weevil in some of the Western States, and methods of control. Particularly for alfalfa growers, but of general interest.

Limestone for Ailing Clover (Extension 1 reel -

914

Service).

feet.

Farmer Harris and shape; they

his neighbor, Benson, find their clover crops in bad the county agent, who gives the soil the acid "sour," and prescribes limestone; a practical demonthe use of limestone in the Mid-West. Of general

summon

test, finds it

stration

of

interest.

Four Men and the Soy (Bureau 2 reels

A

-

of

Plant Industry).

1,839 feet.

picture illustrating in considerable detail the cultivation and utilization of soybeans. Four farmers attend Soybean Day at the State college of agriculture and see soybeans in all stages. Of general interest.

Soybeans at^Home (Bureau 2 reels

-

of

Plant

Industry).

1,602 feet.

How

the soybean is grown, harvested, and handled in shipment in native home, Manchuria.

[11]

its

Beets from Seed to Sugar Bowl (Bureau ot Plant Industry and Bureau of Chemistry and Soils). 1 reel -

990

feet.

culture of sugar beets, from preplanting preparations to delivery of beets at sugar factory; various steps in the manufacture of beet sugar in modern factory. Of general interest.

The

Sugarcane and Cane Sugar (Bureau dustry and Bureau reel - 976 feet.

of

Chemistry and

of

Plant InSoils).

1

Culture and harvesting of sugarcane in the South; hauling cane to factory; various stages in manufacture and refinement of cane sugar from crushing of cane to finished product. Of general interest.

Naturalized Plant Immigrants (Bureau

Plant

of

Industry). 3 reels - 2,175 feet. Shows important crops established and industries developed as a result of plant introduction by the department, and how imported and

plants are handled to prevent the introduction of plant diseases pests.

Cassena (Bureau

of

Chemistry and

Soils).

1 reel-

993

feet.

American cup that cheers," development by "a new crop for Dixie"; how the cassena grown and may be used in making a beverage. Of general interest, particularly in South Atlantic and Gulf States.

The story of a Government

"strictly effort of

(yaupon) plant

is

Bamboos— The Giant

Grasses

of

Orient

the

1 reel - 841 feet. of Plant Industry). The economic importance of bamboos; photography made by depart-

(Bureau

ment

explorers in the Far East.

Wild Flowers (Bureau

of

Plant Industry).

2 reels

-

1,918 feet.

A

description of our native wild flowers and shrubs protection and preservation.

COUNTRY Poor Mrs. Jones (Extension

and a plea

for their

LIFE Service).

4 reels

-

3,283

feet. vicissitudes of a farm woman who by in the city, who lives in a 2-room-and-kitchenette flat. Designed to teach a lesson in appreciation of the advantages of country life. Of

The

seeks a rest

visiting her sister

general interest.

Home

(Extension Service).

1 reel -

863 feet.

Typical American farm homes in various parts of the country. contrasts in types, Of general interest.

and features certain homes

Shows

of historic interest.

The Master Farmer (Bureau

of Agricultural Economics). 2 reels - 1,779 feet. The master-farmer movement as exemplified by results in Oklahoma; scenes illustrating the farming and home life of farmers who have made a success of farming in the fullest sense of the word.

Home

What You Make

It (Bureau of Public of Chemistry and Soils, and Extension Service). 3 reels - 2,398 feet. story picture showing how a dilapidated house may be improved by is

Roads, Bureau

A

repairs, painting,

and landscaping.

ENGINEERING TYPES OF ROADS

Low-Cost Road Surfaces— First Stage (Bureau Public Roads).

2 reels

-

of

1,210 feet.

Indicates the savings in motor-vehicle operating costs made possible by low-cost road surfaces. Outlines the essential operations in the construction of the three representative types of low-cost untreated surfaces

—gravel, sand

clay,

and

topsoil.

[12]

— Second

Low-Cost Road Surfaces of Public

Roads).

1 reel -

964

Stage (Bureau

feet.

of surface treatment is usually necessary on lowcost surfaces where the traffic exceeds 500 vehicles per day. Describes the construction operations for the representative bituminous surface treatments as used in Florida, Tennessee, and South

Shows that some form

Carolina.

Mixed-ln-Place Bituminous Surfaces (Bureau Public Roads). 2 reels The methods employed in the

-

of

1,593 feet. mixed-in-place

construction of the

bituminous surfaces in the far Western States, the alternate "plantmixed" type as used in California, and the retread surface as developed in Indiana and other Middle Western States.

Public Roads).

986

1 reel -

Methods and equipment used

in

macadam

surfaces,

perfection in the New and Rhode Island.

England

bituminous

Macadam

Bituminous

Penetration

Public Roads).

of

the construction

penetration

of

which have reached a high degree of Massachusetts

States, particularly in

Pavements (Bureau

Bituminous

Hot-Mixed

(Bureau

feet.

1 reel -

970

of

feet.

The

essential features in the design and construction of "hot-mixed" bituminous surfaces, including coarse-aggregate asphaltic concrete, fine-aggregate asphaltic concrete, and sheet asphalt.

Concrete Road Roads).

Construction (Bureau

2 reels

-

Public

of

1,656 feet.

Illustrates the essential requirements in the design of concrete pavements to provide the necessary stability to resist the destructive

by the volume, weight, and speed of modern motor Shows the principal operations in the most advanced methods pavement construction.

action caused traffic.

of concrete

Brick

— From

Roads). The

Clay to Pavement (Bureau

1 reel -

947

of

Public

feet.

progress of clay through the plant until it is laid on the road as paving brick; some finished brick roads. Of general

vitrified

technical interest.

Granite Block Paving (Bureau reel -

706

of Public

Roads).

1

feet.

From

the quarry to the finished technical interest.

pavement

in large cities.

Of general

HIGHWAY RESEARCH Impact

of Traffic on Roads (Bureau of Public Roads). 1 reel - 861 feet. Tests made by the Bureau of Public Roads to determine accurately the effect

of the pounding tendencies of motor-vehicle tests in detail. Of special interest to road engineers.

on highways

wheels.

Many

The Bates Road Tests (Bureau 1 reel -

994

of

Public Roads).

feet.

The story in pictures of one of the most important road tests in highway history, depicting the methods by which a road was built to be destroyed, reaching a definite conclusion as to a good type of highway. Of general interest.

America's Great Bridge Test (Bureau Roads).

A

1 reel -

993

of

Public

feet.

technical study of the tests

made

to determine the strength of a

modern reinforced arch bridge; made on the Swift Island Bridge over the Peedee River in North Carolina.

FOREST ROAD BUILDING

Around the West by Forest Roads (Bureau Public Roads).

1 reel -

983

Examples

of

feet.

of forest roads built by the Bureau of Public Roads in Colorado, Oregon, California, and Arizona. Of general interest.

[13] 48264—31-

Building Forest Roads (Bureau 946

1 reel -

Roads).

of Public

feet.

machinery at work in the national forests, pushing good highways through the great mountains and woodlands. Of general

Men and

interest.

Highroads and Skyroads (Bureau 903

1 reel -

Public Roads).

of

feet.

Building Government roads through the national forests; obstacles overcome and scenic beauties reached. Of general interest.

Roads from Surf to Summit (Bureau Roads).

1 reel -

872

Public

of

feet.

Scenic wonders of the national forests of the Pacific Coast States now revealed by modern highways: Lake Crescent in the Olympic National Forest, Mount Hood, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Mount Shuksan, and other natural wonders.

Roads to Wonderland (Bureau 1 reel -

845

of

Public Roads).

feet.

Scenic spots reached by roads that are being built by the Federal, State, and county governments. Mount Hood in the Oregon National Forest; Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park; and Yosemite National Park. Of general interest.

The Road Goes Through (Bureau 1 reel -

How

911

of Public

Roads).

feet.

the western road builder overcomes barriers to transportation of our national forest and Federal-aid

and builds the modern roads highway systems.

NATIONAL PARK ROAD BUILDING

Roads

in

Our National Parks (Bureau

Roads).

1 reel -

875

A panorama of the service performed by the Bureau constructing

modern

of

Public

feet.

highways

in

of Public

our western

Roads

national

in

parks.

scenic wonders of Yosemite, Glacier, Rocky Mountain, Mount Rainier, Mount Lassen, and Mesa Verde National Parks make this film one of unusual beauty and interest.

The

A Road Out 1 reel -

866

of

Rock (Bureau

of

Public Roads.)

feet.

How engineers

and road builders overcome huge obstacles to construct a modern highway through Glacier National Park. Details of connow brings the magnificent " Garden Wall," picturesque Lake McDonald, and other scenic wonders of the park struction of a road which

within easy reach of the tourist.

The Men Who Build the Roads (Bureau Roads).

1 reel -

983

of Public

feet.

A tribute to the

courage and ingenuity of the builders of our mountain highways; glimpses of the builders engaged in the task of penetrating the rocky barriers of Glacier National Park with a modern road.

New Roads 1 reel -

A

in Rainier (Bureau of Public Roads).

589

feet. work performed by the Bureau of Public Roads improving the highways that make the natural wonders of Mount Rainier National Park so easily accessible to the public. Majestic Mount Rainier, with its perpetual ice-capped peak and the 28 glaciers which clothe its sides, ofifers a scenic background of unusual beauty picturization of the

in

for this film.

Rocky Mountain Park Roads (Bureau Roads).

1 reel -

815

of

Public

feet.

The

construction of the new road into Colorado's famous national park under the supervision of the Bureau of Public Roads engineers. Long's Peak, 14,225 feet above sea level, the Continental Divide and picturesque Fall River Canyon, reached by this new highway, provided scenic material for the cameraman.

Yosemite's 1 reel -

New Roads

652

(Bureau

of Public

Roads).

feet.

The planning and

building of new roads into the Yosemite National of the Bureau of Public Roads. Yosemite Falls, 2,350 feet, highest in the world. El Capitan, and the exquisite beauty of the Yosemite "back country" feature the scenic views included in this film.

Park by the engineers

[14]

HISTORICAL Travelers' Toll (Bureau of Public Roads). 2,584 feet. Shows how the public pays

for

reel

A

-

-

good roads; how the gasoline tax serves

the same purpose as the turnpike

Wheels

3 reels

toll.

of Progress (Bureau of Public Roads). 926 feet.

1

America from the day of the and the fancy turnout to modern methods of transportation. the gasoline engine revolutionized American transportation and how the motor car and the truck are contributing to progress and prosperity in the United States. pictorial tale of transportation in

bicycle

How

MISCELLANEOUS Crossing the Great Salt Desert (Bureau Roads).

1 reel -

976

of Public

feet.

overcome by engineers in building the Wendover Road, a short cut across the Great Salt Desert in Utah; imusual road engiOf general interest. neering; mirages.

Difficulties

Road Building Public Roads).

in the 2 reels

United States (Bureau -

of

1,784 feet.

of building important types of highway in the United States, as seen by the Pan American Highway Commission on a tour of this country; topsoil, gravel, penetration macadam, concrete, and asphalOf general interest. ric concrete roads; how the work is financed.

Methods

A Highway

of Friendship (Bureau of Public Roads). 1,796 feet. Reception of the Pan American Highway Commission by Federal and State officials and people of States visited; interesting places and events in North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the city of 2 reels

-

Of general

Washington.

interest.

for All America (Bureau of Public Roads). 6 reels - 6,021 feet.

Roads Visit to

Buenos

Aires, Argentina, of the

United States delegation to

the first Pan American Road Congress. The Pan American Highway Commission with President Coolidge, the Panama Canal, types of highways, scenes of general interest, and leading men, including the Presidents of Panama, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Of general interest. Brazil.

SOUTH AMERICAN ROAD BUILDING

Highways 1 reel -

A

of

974

Argentina (Bureau

of

Public Roads).

feet.

sightseeing tour of the wealthy capital of Buenos Aires over its broad avenues, an inspection trip of the rural road construction in the Provinces of Cordoba, Santa Fe, and Entre Rios. Of general interest.

Highways 2 reels

-

of Brazil (Bureau 1,759 feet.

of

Public

Roads).

Traflic on the streets and drives of Rio de Janeiro, the high type concrete pavement to Petropolis, the road to Sao Paulo— the coffee center, the Paineiras road, and typical road construction scenes. Of general interest.

Highways 2 reels

-

of Chile (Bureau 1,949 feet.

of

Public

Roads).

An

automobile trip from the seaport of Santiago to the capital at Valparaiso, annual review of the crack military and naval cadets, and the transportation facilities of the rich copper and nitrate mines in northern Chile. Of general interest.

Highways

of Peru (Bureau of Public Roads). 2 reels - 1,367 feet. The remains of the early highway system laid out by the Incas, the modern highway system under construction following the plan of the Incas, and the great national obstacles to road construction. Of general interest.

[15]

of Uruguay (Bureau of Public Roads). 967 feet.

Highways 1 reel -

well paved and lighted avanues of Montevideo, the roads radiating into the agricultural and cattle-raising regions, the new road under construction from Montevideo to Colonia, and characteristic scenes Of general interest. of the country.

The

of Venezuela (Bureau of Public Roads). 1,885 feet. loop automobile trip from the harbor of La Guaira, on the northern

Highways 2 reels

A

-

coast of Venezuela, to the capital at Caracas, and through the fertile agricultural region in the vicinity of Maracay and Valencia to Puerto Cabello on the Caribbean Sea. Of general interest.

Highway Glimpses of Colombia and the Dutch West Indies (Bureau of Public Roads). 1 reel - 948 feet. and rural road scenes in the vicinity of Puerto Colombia and Barranquilla in Colombia and traffic at Willemstad on the Island of Curacao in the Caribbean Sea. Of general interest.

street

Highway Glimpses Roads).

of

Panama

1,231 feet. the streets of the new

2 reels

Business activity of with the ruins of old

Panama

laid

Henry Morgan, and the

the Republic.

Of general interest.

Highway Glimpses 1 reel -

city of

Panama

contrasted

waste by the buccaneer and rural road development of

freebooter. Sir

Roads).

of Public

(Bureau

-

of Trinidad (Bureau of Public

735

feet. of the island, the natural bituminous which is the source of material for many Lake, Asphalt deposit of streets and roads in the United States, and typical road construction scenes. Of general interest.

The superb highway system

FARM ENGINEERING

Turn on the Water! (Bureau 1 reel -

990

Public Roads).

of

feet.

of impure water on the farm; good and bad water-supply systems, and examples of both kinds; how to install inexpensive systems. Particularly for rural use.

Danger

Dynamite Roads). Farm uses of

— Concentrated 1 reel -

Power (Bureau

of

Public

1,013 feet.

dynamite, particularly in blowing out stumps, breaking

and removing bowlders, and in blasting ditches. using dynamite, and precautions to be observed.

The technic of Particularly for

farmers, but of general interest.

Anchored Acres (Extension

Service).

1

reel -

992

feet.

Approved modern engineering practices for overcoming soil-erosion damage. A story picture showing methods used by Frank Walker Methods to keep the heavy spring rains from carrying off his farm. shown include constructing brush dams and soil-saving dams, terracing, and crop rotation. Produced in cooperation with the University of Nebraska.

Dust Explosions of

in

Chemistry and

Of general

interest.

Threshing Machines (Bureau Soils).

1 reel -

804

feet.

Explosions and fires in threshing machines, their causes and results; use of preventive devices suction fans, fire extinguishers, wire systems; experiments with dust from starch, flour, sugar, coal, and sulphur. Of general interest to wheat growers.



Construction of a Concrete Silo (Bureau

of

Dairy

Industry). 1 reel - 985 feet. The practicability of building a concrete

silo with labor available on the farm, and the actual building, showing the various steps. Of general interest for rural communities. '

Construction of a Wooden-Hoop Silo (Bureau Dairy Industry). 1 reel - 1,039 feet. How to construct a silo of wooden hoops and staves, various steps in the building of a wooden-hoop of the foundation to the construction of the roof. for rural communities.

[16]

of

with farm labor; from the laying Of general interest

silo

Clearing Land (Bureau 1,833 feet. Shows various methods

of

of

Public

Roadsu

2 reels

stump removal.

Saving the Soil by Terracing (Bureau Roads). Methods

1 reel -

-

980

prevent the washing away of of erosion in Southeastern

of constructing terraces to

fertile topsoils, gullejing,

Public

of

feet.

and other forms

States.

FARM MANAGEMENT Magic In 2 reels

-

It

(Bureau

Economics).

Agricultural

of

1,286 feet.

Points out the advantages of using a farm-accounting system that makes Motion-picture possible a yearly summary of the farm business. "magic" is used to emphasize the lesson taught. Of interest to all farmers.

How About A Combine? Economics).

(Bureau

Agricultural

of

1 reel - 1,001 feet.

The combined

harvester and thresher as compared with the binder; the possibilities of the combine in the Eastern States.

A New Method (Bureau

of Harvesting Cotton

Economics).

of Agricultural

— Sledding reel

1

-

595

feet.

A

short film illustrating "sledding" as developed thus far planters of southwestern Texas.

by the

The Master Farmer

(Bureau of Agricultural Economics). 2 reels - 1,779 feet. The master-farmer movement as exemplified by results in Oklahoma; scenes illustrating the farm and home life of farmers who have made a success of farming in the fullest sense of the word.

FEDERAL REGULATION FOOD INSPECTION of the Little Purple Stamp (Bureau Animal Industry). 1 reel - 998 feet.

The Honor A

of

housewife, buying meat, inquires the meaning of the Federal inspecmark; the meat dealer explains. The picture shows how the meat-inspection service protects American tables from diseased meat. Of general interest. tion

Keeping Out Bad Food (Food and Drug Administration).

1 reel -

951

feet.

Inspection of imported food products under the food and drugs act to protect American tables from fraudulent and unwholesome articles; inspection of tea under the tea act. Of general interest.

MISCELLANEOUS INSPECTION SERVICES Halting Foreign Plant Foes (Plant Quarantine and Control Administration).

1 reel -

978

feet.

Administration of the plant quarantine act by the Plant Quarantine and Control Administration to keep out new plant pests and diseases; examination of immigrant's baggage; inspection of fruit shipments; fumigation of railroad cars and stockyards. Of general interest but most useful in Central and Western States.

Guarding Livestock Industry).

1 reel -

Health (Bureau

993

of

Animal

feet.

Work

of the field inspection division of the Bureau of Animal Industry; care of the animals in transit, in the stockyards; cleaning and fumigation of railroad cars and stockyards. Of general interest, but most useful in Central and Western States.

Grain Grading (Bureau 2 reels - 1,992 feet. Methods of procedure followed

of Agricultural

in inspection

[17]

Economics).

and grading

of grain.

-

FORESTRY FOREST FIRE PREVENTION Trees of Righteousness (Forest Service).

3 reels

3,057 feet.

A

story picture which shows the evil of "woods burning," particularly The efforts of a mountain preacher to convince burning ruins the woods pasture and eventually Of general interest.

in the Ozark region. his flock that woods destroys the forest.

Good Turns

Our Forests

for

(Forest Service).

1

reel - 1,020 feet.

How the Boy Scouts of America are aiding forest conservation through preventing forest fires. A boy-scout pageant in Washington; miscellaneous scenic views from various national forests;

Red Enemy A

(Forest Service).

2 reels

-

and

forest-fire

1,865 feet.

which had stood for centuries and was finally destroyed by fire caused by carelessness; a camping party trapped in the burning forest; lumbering, paper mills, and other industries depending on forests; mountain scenery, forest-fire fighting, and the airplane fire patrol. Of general interest, especially in Western States. tree

Forests Green or Forests Gray (Forest Service). 1 reel - 957 feet. The uses of national forests, particularly the recreational uses, and how campers, trampers, and tourists can protect the forests from fire for the benefit of interest.

themselves and future generations.

Forest Fire! (Forest Service).

1 reel -

994

Of general

feet.

Outlines the system followed by the Forest Service in locating and fighting forest fires. Includes some spectacular fire scenes made during the fire season.

Friends of

IVIan (Forest

Service).

4

reels - 3,843

feet.

Story picture designed to discourage the practice of "burning off." Includes spectacular scenes of forest fires.

That Brush

Fire (Forest Service).

1 reel -

404

feet.

Technical instruction in brush burning designed to protect the woods from damage through carelessness.

Forest Fires— or 979 feet.

Game?

(Forest Service).

1

reel -

Unburned

forests are a home for game birds and animals, and forest home for fish, but forest fires and unrestricted hunting fishing make restocking with game and fi.sh necessary. The picture is of interest to those who use our forests for recreation.

streams a

and

Unburned Woodlands

(Forest Service).

1 reel -

762

feet.

A companion picture to Forest Fires — or Game? and nature

Of interest to campers

lovers.

FOREST INSECTS, PESTS, AND DISEASES OF TREES

Board Feet or Bored Timber? (Bureau mology).

1 reel -

999

of

Ento-

feet.

The wormhole

borer, pinhole borer, and other insects which attack green logs and cured lumber; their habits, and methods of control. beetle, lead-cable borer, ash borer, ambrosia beetle, and other insect enemies of the cut log.

The pme sawyer, powder post

Fighting Western Pine Beetles (Bureau mology).

1 reel -

956

of

Ento-

feet.

Insects contrasted with fire as enemies of the great forests of the Pacific coast; how the pine beetles destroy valuable stands of timber, but may be controlled. Particularly for lumbermen and forest owners, also of general mterest.

[18]

The Pines (Bureau

of

Plant Industry).

2 reels

1,997

-

feet. story of the control of white-pine blister rust, as applied to a particular farm in New England; how the pines were protected and made a valuable crop. Particularly for farmers in white-pine districts, also of general interest.

were

Blister

Rust

(Bureau

—A

Menace

to

Timber

Western

Plant Industry).

2 reels - 1,696 feet. Spread of the white-pine blister rust from Europe to the eastern United States, and appearance in British Columbia; danger from the disease to the 5-needled pines of the western United States; lumbering industry and scenic resources imoeriled; control and quarantine measures. Of special interest in the West; also of general interest. of

LUMBERING

How

Forests Serve

(Forest Service).

1 reel -

843

feet.

Designed to teach the values of the forest to mankind and the importance of proper management of the forest.

Forest or Wasteland (Forest Service).

3 reels

2,665

-

feet. forests mean to us; how forests have been cut, until the is stripped and fires and destruction follow; constructive measures adopted that have proved inadequate; and considers the ques-

Shows what the land

What must we do about

tion:

our forests?

Selective Logging (Forest Service).

A

980

1 reel -

feet.

study of practical forestry methods, logging and mill practice in the northern hardwoods of the Lake States, the conclusion being that it does not pay to cut small logs but it does pay to save them.

Harvesting Uncle Sam's Timber (Forest 2 reels

-

Service).

1,480 feet.



Disposal of mature timber in the national forests how the Forest Service supervises logging operations to insure the perpetuation of the forest.

Marking Timber

(Forest Service).

2 reels

1,311

-

feet.

The fundamentals

of

timber marking, using western yellow pine in the but of

Black Hills as an example. Primarily for students of forestry, interest generally from the standpoint of forest conservation.

Winter Logging Service).

in the

1 reel -

967

Utilization of timber in the

how

White Mountains

White Mountain National Forest, N. H.;

the lumberjacks live and work.

Lumbering Pine How Government

Of general

(Forest Service).

timber

National Forest, Colo.

(Forest

feet. interest.

1 reel -

782

feet.

cut under regulation on the Arapahoe Of general interest. is

Making Railroad Ties

(Forest Service).

1

reel -

571 feet. Pines cut into railroad Of general interest.

ties,

New Woods For Old

on the Wasatch National Forest, Utah.

(Forest Service and Extension

Service). 2 reels - 1,453 feet. Shows how a farm woodland of eastern hardwood should be handled as a crop. John Wendell follows the forester's advice and gets new barn and other improvements out of profits from his woodlands.

NATIONAL FORESTS, WESTERN-SCENIC

Up

to Hyalite (Forest Service).

1 reel -

963

feet.

A.dyentures of a party of tenderfeet in Middle Creek Canyon, Gallatin National Forest, Mont.; the search for them, headed by Forest Service men, and some of the scenic beauties observed by the searchers. Of general interest.

[19]

Pack Train Trip Through the Washington Na1 reel - 907 feet. with mules, a tent, and a canoe across the northern Cascades; Of general interest. glaciers. crossing streams and fording mountain

tional Forest (Forest Service).

A

trip

NATIONAL FORESTS, EASTERN-SCENIC

Cloud-Busting (Forest Service). 1 reel - 973 feet. Adventures of an automobile touring party in the White Mountain National Forest, N. H. Of general interest. 1 reel -

Hitting the High Spots (Forest Service). 840

feet. scenic wonders of the White MounOf general interest.

Tramping and camping amid the tain National Forest,

N. H.

Under the Great Stone Face 1 reel -

684

Tramping

to points of interest in the Forest, N. H., including the famous Old general interest.

King Snow Holds Court 902

(Forest

Service).

feet.

White Mountain National Man of the Mountain. Of

1 reel -

(Forest Service).

feet.

Ski jumping, skating, and other sports at a winter carnival in the WTiite Mountain National Forest, N. H. Of general interest.

When North Winds Blow 980

A

1 reel -

(Forest Service).

feet.

dweller in a steam-heated flat finds

new

White Mountain National Forest and Of general interest.

when he travels to the joins in a winter carnival.

vigor

REFORESTATION Trees of To-morrow (Forest

2

Service).

reels

-

1,925 feet. The problem of preventing an

agricultural and industrial depression from a timber famine; the necessity and practicability of the establishment of State forests to prevent this danger. Of general interest in the East, especially in

New

England.

Foresting the Sand Hills (Forest Service).

1 reel -

1,080 feet. of the sand-hill region of Nebraska into a thriving forest; all the operations involved in bringing a man-made Of general interest.

Transformation

young

|

forest into being.

Pines that

Come Back

(Forest Service).

1

reel

-

1,005 feet.

How

timber will give a profitable return on farm lands not suitable for good forestry practices and uses of timber. Particularly applicable in the South.

field crops;

Future Forest Giants

(Forest Service).

1 reel -

932

feet. Reforestation on the national forests, from the planting of the seed and the development of the seedlings to the mature timber crop; how Uncle Sam is intrenching against a future timber famine. Of general interest.

Pines from Seed to Sawmill (Forest Service).

2

reels - 1,480 feet.

1

The

rapidly disappearing pine forests of the South, and the importance of reforestation of the cut-over areas to meet the demands of the new industrial South. Of general interest.

[20]

Pines for Profit (Forest Service).

986

1 reel -

feet.

Reforestation in the coastal-plain area of the Southeastern States. What kind of lands to devote to tree growing, how to get seed, nursery Suggestions for practices, and the planting of the young trees. manageroent of young pine forests, with a forest-fire warning. Of general interest.

Dual-Purpose Trees

(Forest Service).

1

reel

979

-

feet.

A

picturization of the naval-stores industry of the South, including practices, distillation, and marketing, with a plea for reforestaOf tion as the one means of saving this great industry for America. general interest.

wood

MISCELLANEOUS FORESTRY FILMS

What the

Forest

2 reels

1,453 feet.

-

Means

You

to

(Forest Service).

of mankind upon the forest, and the evils that follow in the wake of total destruction of forest cover. Made -with special reference to the Ozark region, but of general interest and application.

Designed to set forth the dependence

Crops and Kilowatts (Forest

Service!.

1 reel -

1,021

feet.

Water power and

irrigation uses of the water conserved in the national forests; a great hydroelectric development in the Sierra National Forest, Calif., irrigation in the Grand River Valley, Colo. Of general interest.

Grazing on National Forests

(Forest Service).

1

reel - 805 feet. How Uncle Sam provides summer range for millions of head of cattle and sheep by opening the grazing lands of the national forests to the near-by ranchers; the grandeur of the national forests and the picturesque grazing livestock. Of general interest.

The Forest Ranger's Job

1 reel -

(Forest Service).

935

A

feet. photographic diary of the daily tasks of the men who guard and administer the 156,000,000 acres of our national forests. A forest fire at the end of the film shows that the public should help to protect the forest. Of general interest.

Wood Wisdom. (Forest Service). 1 reel - 880 feet. The structure of various kinds of wood. The different qualities of hardwood and softwood; cell building in growing trees; development decay through growth of fungi in the pores of the wood; other technical points relating to wood. Made at the Forest Products For technical use particularly. of

Laboratory, Madison, Wis.

Forest and Streams (Forest Service).

1 reel -

755

feet.

To teach the importance its

of protecting the forest soil

and maintaining

water-storage capacity.

A

Forest Axiom (Forest Service). 1 reel - 963 feet. Shows graphically the rapid destruction of our forests since 1750 and how, by better methods of lumbering and manufacture, a much larger proportion of the wood may be utilized than formerly.

The Forest— And Water 872

(Forest Service).

1

reel -

feet.

Designed to point out the

vital influence that the forest has on water largely in the mountains of western

Photography made North Carolina.

supply.

The Forest — And Health 875

(Forest Service).

How

the forest ministers to the spiritual kind. Of general interest.

The Forest — And Wealth 997

A

1 reel -

feet.

and physical health

(Forest Service).

of

man-

1 reel -

feet.

story of the forest's contribution to industry and the comfort and wealth of mankind.

On

a

Thousand

Hills (Forest Service;.

1 reel -

feet.

Bow

to save range pasture

by deferred and

[21]

rotation grazing.

649

INSECTS Weevil

Alfalfa 1 reel -

994

Control (Bureau

of

Entomology).

feet.

Importance of the alfalfa crop, spread of the alfalfa weevil in some of the Western States, and methods of control. Particularly for alfalfa growers, but of general interest.

Beans or Beetles? (Bureau 964

of

Entomology).

1 reel -

feet.

of the bean crop, and the menace of the Mexican bean Particularly beetle; methods of controlling damage by this insect. for bean growers; also of general interest.

The importance

of Entomology and Plant Quarantine and Control Administra-

Holding the Japanese Beetle (Bureau 1 reel -

tion).

951

feet.

New

Life history of the Japanese beetle, its introduction into and rapid spread and great damage; means of control.

Jersey

Of general

interest.

Bees

— How They

mology).

Live 912

1 reel -

and Work (Bureau

of

Ento-

feet.



How

the bees gather nectar and transform it into honey a valuable food; apiary and bottling methods are shown, as well as a queen bee laying eggs, bees hatching, bees gathering nectar, and other operations in the lives of these interesting insects. Of general interest.

Keeping Bees at Work (Bureau reel -

990

of

Entomology).

1

feet.

of bee management; how to control diseases of the This film is somewhat technical and is intended primarily showing before beekeepers.

Approved methods brood. for



An

Undesirable Alien The European Corn Borer (Bureau of Entomology). 1 reel - 1,000 feet.

story of the European corn borer, how it became established in New England, and the fight to control it; scenes of damage to corn and truck crops in Massachusetts. This film applies to New England

The

conditions only.

Corn and the Borer Administration).

A

(Plant Quarantine and Control 981 feet.

1 reel -

history of the European corn-borer infestation in the United States. Quarantine and inspection methods employed to check the spread

Parasites imported to aid in control work. Badly of the insect. damaged cornfields in Michigan, Ohio, and southern Ontario. companion film to The Corn Borer and What To Do About It.

A

The Corn Borer and What To Do About

It (Bureau 2 reels - 1,304 feet. The life history of the European corn borer and methods recommended to Corn Belt farmers for keeping this dangerous insect pest under control. Includes the laying of eggs by the moth, the hatching of the young larvae, molting, and emergence of the adult. Various methods of control, including destruction of the stalks by burning and by shredding, are emphasized. of

Entomology).

Fighting the Corn Borer with Machinery (Bureau of Public Roads). 1 reel - 953 feet. This picture portrays various methods of using machinery to control the corn borer. Of interest to farmers and county agents.

Old Jake Wakes Up (Bureau reel -

A

988

of

Entomology).

1

feet.

short corn-borer picture designed to awaken interest in the spring clean-up campaign and to supply comedy for corn-borer meetings. Includes trick photography, nightmare scenes showing "Old Jake" pursued by fierce corn borers 10 feet long.

Cotton's (Plant 1 reel -

Worst

Enemy — the Pink

Quarantine 914 feet.

and

Control

The

Bollworm

Administration),

clean-up, under the direction of the Federal Horticultural Board, of 10,000 infested acres in Texas, sweeping of fields and burning of plants; fumigation of imported cotton; distinction between pink bollworm and boll weevil. Of general interest, particularly in the

South.

[22]

Winged Warfare (Bureau

of Entomology). 2 reels 1,866 feet. Adapted from Harris Dickson's story, A Borgia of the Air. Designed to show the methods followed in commercial dusting of cotton by airplane for the control of the boll weevil.

Hoppers (Bureau

Entomolo;:y;.

of

2 reels

-

1,550

feet. of grasshopper control, featuring life history and the poisonbait method, with pictures illustrative of a community' campaign, Of interest particularly in grassincluding a big "mixing-bee." hopper-infested regions; also of general interest.

Methods

Why Moths 1 reel -

980

Leave

Home

(Bureau

of

Entomology).

feet.

clothes moths to fabrics, feathers, bristles, and upholstery and different methods of getting rid of this pest that costs American householders millions of dollars annually. Of general

Shows damage done by interest.

Gypsy

Brown-Tsil

Moths

Entomology;.

1 reel -

and

(Bureau

of

Life cycle of the gypsy and brown-tail moths invasion and spread in the United States.

Gypsy and Brown-Tai! Moths (Plant

Quarantine

and

— Life 972

History

feet.

and a record

— Control

of their

Methods

Control Administration).

1 reel - 1,013 feet.

The

story of man's fight to prevent further spread of bro-wn-tail g>T)sy moths; spraj-ing, dusting, and other control measures.

Gypsy and Brown-Tail Moths (Bureau

A

Entomology;.

— Insect

and

Enemies

1,001 feet. description of introduced parasites of gypsy and brown-tail moths; how they are bred and distributed and how they work. of

1 reel -

MARKETING (HANDLING PRODUCTS) COOPERATIVE MARKETING

Marketing

Cooperative

of Agricultural

— Dried

Economics}.

Prunes (Bureau

- 1,763 feet. Shows what has been accomplished by cooperative organizations and

2 reels

important step in picking, packing, and marOf interest to growers, cooperative officials, dealers,

gives, in detail, every'

keting prunes.

and consumers.

Cooperative Marketing of Agricultural

— Eggs and Poultry (Bureau

Economics.;

3 reels

-

2,830 feet.

Gives a comprehensive idea of the poultry- industry on the Pacific coast and of the methods used by cooperative associations in handling and marketing eggs and poultry-. Of general interest to poultrj-men and consumers.

Cooperative Marketing

— Cotton

(Bureau

of Agri-

cultural Economics). 2 reels - 1,785 feet. Methods followed by the cooperative cotton-marketing associations

of

the South, showing the progress of the grower's bale from the gin to the mill, or to the seaboard for export shipment. Designed particularly for

members

of cotton-marketing associations.

Farmer Cooperatives of Agricultural

A

in

the United States ^Bureau

Economics.)

2 reels

-

1,967 feet.

general survey of cooperative marketing in the United States, designed to give a good idea of the extent of the movement and of the volume of the business done by the various marketing organizations.



Cooperative Marketing Livestock (Bureau ricultural Economics. 2 reels - 1,985 feet.

of

Methods followed by farmers' cooperative organizations

handling

sales of livestock.

[23]

in

Ag-

-

MISCELLANEOUS MARKETING Poultry Marketing in the United States (Bureau Agricultural Economics). 5 reels - 4,130 feet. Modern methods of marketing poultry; milk feeding, killing,

of

full-

drawing, and packing in large feeding stations; and wholesale and retail selling of poultry in large cities. Of interest to those engaged in the poultry industry.

The Egg Marketing Industry (Bureau

Agricultural

of

in the

United States

Economics).

2

reels

1,758 feet. This picture shows every step in egg marketing from the time the eggs are gathered by the poultryman, through the marketing channels, until they reach the consumer's breakfast plate.

The Golden nomics).

Fleece (Bureau 976 feet.

of

Agricultural

Eco-

1 reel -

Jason, a progressive eastern farmer, learns that clean handling of wool, grading, and cooperative selling will bring success in his search for "the golden fleece." For woolgrowers particularly, but of general rural interest.

Sweetpotatoes from Storehouse to Market (Bureau of Agricultural Economics).

1

reel -

991 feet.

Approved methods

of storing, grading, and shipping sweetpotatoes; how to prevent losses in storage and transportation. Of especial • interest in the South.

Potato Industry in the California Delta Region (Bureau

Agricultural Economics).

of

1

reel -

786

feet.

Potato harvesting and marketing

in

the California Delta region.

Of

general interest for rural use.

"Paddy"

Rice from

Economics).

to Bowl (Bureau 954 feet.

of Agricultural

1 reel -

Handling the rice crop, with special reference to methods that tend to minimize danger and waste. Photographed in the lower Mississippi Valley.

Incidental scenes

Citrus Fruit Economics).

show

utilization of rice.

Florida (Bureau

of Agricultural 1,991 feet. Approved methods of grove management and handling of the orange and grapefruit crops in Florida; how citrus fruits came to America; some of their uses. Scenes at piers and in wholesale fruit exchanges in

New

York.

in

2 reels

Of general

-

interest.

What's Ahead? (Bureau

of Agricultural Economics). 2 reels - 1, 680 feet. Portrays methods followed in preparing the agricultural outlook and presenting

it

to the farmer.

METEOROLOGY Exploring reel -

the

894

Upper Air (Weather Bureau).

1

feet.

Flights by Weather Bureau meteorologists in airplanes, dirigibles, and free balloons to study upper air conditions for weather forecasting.

Watching the Weather Above (Weather Bureau) 2 reels

-

1,721 feet.

Aerial activity, including the Army, the Navy, the air mail service, forest-fire airplane patrols, and airplanes in insect control; importance of weather forecasting to successful aviation; how observations a'-e made for flying-weather forecasts. Of general interest.

Clouds (Weather Bureau). 1 reel - 951 feet. Important types of clouds, and the significance of some of them. Contains scenes from numerous localities. Of general interest.

John Smith

v. Jack Frost (Weather Bureau). 2 reels - 1,669 feet. Orchard heating, with particular reference to frost protection in citrus groves. Of special interest in southern California, but applicable to all orchard regions.

[24]

Back

of the

Weather Forecast (Weather Bureau).

1,903 feet. The question asked by Young America, " How does the Weather Bureau know what the" weather's going lo be? " is answered in this film. Shows how weather information is obtained and how forecasts are made after the information has been assembled and plotted on 2 reels

-

weather maps.

RURAL ORGANIZATION CLUBS, EXTENSION

A Crop Worth Saving

ETC.)

WORK

(Extension Service).

4 reels

-

3,683 feet.

A boys'

club picture showing in considerable detail the process 4-H clubs and their various activities, including a club achievement day, a county contest, and a State short course for club members. Made in cooperation with Louisiana State University. Of general interest.

and

girls'

of the organization of

The Short Course

(Extension Service).

1 reel -

903

feet.

Routine work of a number of boys' and girls' clubs in annual short course. Photography made at Baton Rouge, La., showing activities of a thousand boys and girls from all parts of Louisiana. Of general interest.

Food

for Reflection ("Extension Service). 2 reels 1,833 feet. The need for a hot school lunch in the" school at Pleasant View and how the women of the community raised money to buy and install the equipment. The conclusion is that "children are the best crop the farm produces."

Of general

interest.

Helping Negroes to Become Better Farmers and

Home Makers

(Extension Service;.

2 reels

-

1,917

feet. of the agricultural-extension system among negro farmers of the South and their families, how it was begun, and the benefits it gives. Of especial interest in the South.

Shows the operation

From Ranch

to

Ranch

in

California (Extension

4 reels - 3,852 feet. An automobile tour by California farm-bureau leaders and county agents under the auspices of the University of California. Various farm and farm-home demonstration projects. Service).

The Club College — Farm and Home Service,).

1 reel -

936

(Extension

feet.

Short course for farm boy and girl club members at Washington State College and the University of Idaho. The relationship of an agricultural education to practical farming and home making.

The Family Goes 2 reels

to College (Extension Service).

1,431 feet. The annual farmer's encampment -

at the Utah Agricultural College. How farmers from all parts of the State come to the college for the July short course and what they do after they get there.

Mother Takes A Vacation

(Extension Service).

2

reels - 1,213 feet. Depicts the activities of farm women's vacation camps conducted by State extension services in the West. Photographed in Montana

and Idaho.

Carry On! (Extension Service). 2 reels - 1,495 feet. Tom West's experiences at the national encampment of 4-H clubs.

Under the 4-H Flag (Extension

Service).

3,890 feet. Film based on John F. Case's novel

of the

[25

same name.

4 reels

-

MISCELLANEOUS FILMS of

Home Econom-

how

laboratory tests are

Food Makes a Difference (Bureau 2 reels -1,450 feet.

ics).

The

results of proper nutrition for children;

conducted to determine the effects of various foods; development and growth of flesh and bone. Of especial interest to parents and teachers.

Raising (Bureau

Rabbit

Biological

of

Survey).

reel - 1,000 feet.

1

of feeding, breeding, and handling of domestic rabbits at the Federal rabbit experiment station, Fontana, Calif. Of especial interest to rabbit breeders and persons contemplating raising rabbits.

Shows the methods

Uncle Sam, World Champion Farmer (Extension Service). 1 reel - 936 feet. Miscellaneous scenes depicting some of the crop, fruit, and livestock Includes cotton, wheat, corn, industries of the United States. potatoes, apples, dates, citrus fruit, poultry, dairy and beef cattle, Of general interest. hogs, horses, mules, and sheep.

Pan and Ceres

in

the Movies (Extension Service).

1 reel - 1,005 feet.

A

scenic picture illustrative of the diversity of the motion-picture Made up of attractive "cut-outs" from of the department. number of pictures. Of general interest.

work

a large

Laying Lumbricus Low (Bureau 974

1 reel -

Damage

to lawns

terrestris)

of Plant Industry).

feet.

and

golf putting greens by earthworms (Lumbricua golfers learned the proper methods

how home owners and

;

of control from the Department of Agriculture good results. Of general interest.

and applied them with



Fire The Prairie Demon (Forest Service). 1 reel 538 feet. The prairie fire, a common menace to the early settlers of the great "open spaces" of the West; a real prairie fire, with scenes showing the attendant damages and dangers. Of general interest.

Explosive Dusts (Bureau 2 reels

of

Chemistry and

Soils).

-

1,362 feet. Causes, results, and means of preventing grain-dust explosions in mills and elevators; laboratory tests showing the inflammability of grain dusts; preventive devices. Especially for grain handlers and millers; also of general interest.

Home

What You Make

It (Bureau of Public of Chemistry and Soils, and Extension Service). 3 reels - 2,398 feet. story picture which shows how a dilapidated house may be improved is

Roads, Bureau

A

by

repairs, painting,

Bamboos— The

and landscaping.

Giant. Grasses of the Orient (Bu-

reau of Plant Industry). 1 reel - 841 feet. The economic importance of bamboos; photography made by ment explorers in the Far East.

Wild Flowers (Bureau 1,918

A

of

Plant Industry).

depart-

2 reels -

feet.

description of our native wild flowers and shrubs protection and preservation.

Lamb— More Than

and a plea

for their

Legs and Chops (Bureau

of

Agricultural Economics). 2 reels - 1,696 feet. Depicts how the butcher may make attractive retail cuts from all parts of the lamb carcass and shows the housewife that there is more to

lamb than

The

legs

and chops.

Barnyard

Underworld (Bureau

of

Animal

Industry). 1 reel - 989 feet. The whys and wherefores of barnyard sanitation.

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D. C. Price, 5 cents

h

M