THE PINES HOTEL BURNS DOWN - 1932 The Pines hotel in Panama City, Florida goes up in flames as winter tourists escape with their valuables. Firemen from several nearby towns fight the blaze but the fire leaves nothing but a burned out shell of the former landmark.
KANSAS CITY GRAIN ELEVATOR FIRE - 1932 A Kansas City, MO grain elevator burns following a spontaneous combustion of grain dust. The huge building collapses as flames consumes it in spite of fire fighter efforts to stop the blaze that claims the lives of two firemen and injures nine more.
HOMELESS 'HOOVERVILLE' CAMPS - 1932 The Great Depression leaves millions jobless and out of a home. Makeshift communities of homeless camps spring up across the nation dubbed "Hoovervilles" for the president who doesn't believe in the dole. Men pass the time here when they aren't out looking for work.
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.
GERMAN STEEL HELMETS PASS IN REVIEW - 1932 More than 100,000 Steel Helmet men, veterans of World War I and younger men trained by them, pass in review before the former Crown Prince Wilhelm, Field Marshal von Mackensen, Chancellor von Papen and thousands of Germans who throng the Templehof airfield.
OPENING STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS - 1932 The opening of National League Hockey and the Stanley Cup finals begins with six teams beginning the drive that leads to the Stanley Cup playoffs and the championship of the world. The 1932 Stanley Cup banner hangs over the rink as a reminder of what's at stake.
PEACE TIME NAVY WAR GAMES - 1932 The U.S. Navy stages peace time war maneuvers to stay battle ready for the future. Nine enormous dreadnoughts and 59 submarines and destroyers arrive at San Pedro, California. Meanwhile the 30th infantry and 16th artillery regiments prepare to join the games in the Hawaiian Zone as they board the St. Mihiel transporter in San Francisco.
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