NEW PREPAREDNESS DAY BOMBING SUSPECT - 1932 Paul M. Callicotte demonstrates what happened to police claiming he unwittingly planted the 1916 Preparedness Parade bomb after being paid $5.00 to transport a suitcase to the event. He is later discredited as a suspect.
PRIX DE NATIONS EVENT - 1932 SUMMER OLYMPICS Army Brigadier General Harry D. Chamberlin and Japan's Lieutenant Takeichi Nishi both win the gold in the Prix des Nations event for mounted officers at the 1932 Summer Olympic Games.
MOROCCAN FARMERS FIGHT LOCUST INVASION - 1932 The entire male population of Tamagrut, Morocco engages in battle with the annual locust swarms in an effort to stop the ravenous insects that devour every plant in their path. The ground swarms as the farmers chase them into areas to be exterminated with fire.
MEXICO'S PRESIDENCY CHANGES HANDS - 1932 Mexico's President Pascual Ortiz-Rubio resigns and Congress chooses the Minister of War, General Abelardo L. Rodriguez to succeed him. The new President is hailed by the crowds upon his entry into office.
OFFICIALS OPEN TEXAS MEXICO BORDER - 1932 Every Saturday morning U.S. customs officials arrive in Fort Hancock, Texas to open the Rio Grande ford to Mexicans waiting on the opposite shore of Porvenir, Mexico. Once the signal is given they can cross and stay on U.S. soil for one day.
LUCERNE CELEBRATES HISTORIC ANNIVERSARY - 1932 Lucerne, Switzerland celebrates its anniversary into the Swiss Confederation in 1332 A.D. Period costumes, a re-enactment of the original event and ceremonies throughout the streets and churches take place under the approving eye of President Giuseppe Motta.
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.
N.Y. PUPPET SHOW TO HELP UNEMPLOYED - 1932 Students of the West Side Continuation School in New York stage a puppet production commemorating great events in the life of George Washington. Proceeds from the show, which the kids love, will go towards relief efforts for the unemployed.
LINDBERGH BABY KIDNAPPING - 1932 - 1 Aerial and WS of the areas where police are searching for the possible location of the kidnapped Lindbergh baby. Meanwhile Colonel Lindbergh and negotiator Dr. John F. Condon pay out ransom sums to claimed kidnappers and inventor Thomas Marshall Jr. re-enacts the crime that would have been thwarted with his new alarm system.
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