KIDNAPPED CHILD FOUND DEAD Ten-year-old Charles Mattson's body is discovered near Everett, Washington roughly two weeks after he is kidnapped. J. Edgar Hoover and Associate FBI Director Clyde Tolson hurry to a news conference on the case. Documents on the crime still unsolved include a newspaper reply to the kidnapper's instructions, a reward poster and description of the kidnapper.
Date: January 11, 1937 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:53:00, No Audio
FRENCH TRAIN DERAILED In Villeneuve-St. George, France wooden train coaches jammed with vacationers leaving Paris are splintered like matchwood after an open switch hurls the train from the rails. Workers begin the long job of clearing the tracks after the dead and injured have ben removed.
BOYS CLUB FRECKLE CONTEST A Germantown, Pennsylvania Boys Club freckles contest uses an official "Frecklesisimograph" to count the dots on little boys faces. It's a close race and there's even an imposter but 12-year-old Jack Martin wins the crown.
U.S. TAKES INTERNATIONAL TRACK HONORS In Paris, France 25 competing nations march out onto the field for a truly International university field and track meet. Ben Johnson of Columbia captures the 100-meter while George Varoff takes the pole-vault upholding American collegiate prestige.
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