NEBRASKA CORN HUSKING COMPETITION Eighteen state champions come together in West Point, Nebraska for an unusual competition to see who can husk the most corn in record time. More than 70,000 gather to cheer the winner on to husking victory.
NEW YORK GLIDERS CONTEST Famous aviators compete in an Elmira, N.Y. glider contest including Richard C. and Felix A. du Pont who take off on a flight that will later end in a crash from which they escape uninjured.
MISS FLORIDA BEAUTY PAGEANT Thousands gather to watch more than 100 lovely young women compete for the title of Miss Florida in a Coral Gables pageant. Eighteen-year-old Jane Arrington is crowned the winner after a dizzying array of beauties parade before the judges.
BEAUTIFUL JEWISH GIRL PAGEANT The most beautiful Jewish girls in New York City parade on stage before 22,000 spectators in a competition for the title "Prettiest Jewish Girl in America." Katherine Spector is crowned the winner and wins a free trip to Palestine.
THREE MONTH DANCE MARATHON - 1932 Only a few couples remain in a grueling three month dance marathon at Coney Island, N.Y. Couples take turns sleeping in each others arms but have to look lively for certain numbers and make it to their feet after their break is over.
RACINE, WASHINGTON JUNIOR POLICE PARTY - 1932 Members of the junior police in Racine, Washington are given a community bash that includes lots of flag waving, parades, refreshments, town officials, a pie eating contest and just plain fun.
JOIE RAY IN GRUELING DANCE MARATHON - 1932 Former Olympic runner Joie Ray is among the competitors of dance marathon. To win cash prizes the hoofers eat, shave, sleep and read the newspaper or letters from loved ones as they move around the floor.
ILLINOIS CORN HUSKING COMPETITION - 1932 Carl Seiler wins the 9th annual corn-husking finals in Galva, Illinois by shucking 36.98 bushels of corn in 80 minutes and leaving an estimated 50,000 competitors in the dust.
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