Filmed principally on the campus of Indiana University, this film depicts the activities of various organizations and classes as they contribute to the war effort. Shows President Wells meeting with deans and administrators to make curricular changes to meet new demands. Shots of classes in medicine, nursing, nutrition, physical education, military training, practice teaching, sciences, language, law, etc., show many students at their daily work. Reflects the tempo of a university campus geared to a wartime program.
Explains by animation the operation of a radio vacuum tube in terms of its filament, plate, and grid circuits. Illustrates how the vacuum tube in a radio serves as an amplifier to operate the loudspeaker, as a rectifier in detection, and as an oscillator to generate the carrier wave.
Deals with the evils of the one-crop system throughout the tobacco country of the South; then illustrates some of the ways in which the impoverished tobacco farmer can improve his lot by devoting some of his land to raising food crops, using governmental assistance, soliciting the help of local schools in community rehabilitation, and developing a community program to combat malnutrition.