FRANCE'S COLONIAL EXPOSITION Retiring president Gaston Doumergue opens a great $16,000,000. colonial exposition in
Vincennes, France. The expo welcomes nations of the world to exhibit in a lavishly decorated auditorium, one of most gorgeous buildings in the entire fair. The chief executive is attended by the new president-elect, Paul Doumer. Together they greet Bao Dai, emporer of Annam, French Indo-China.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:09:00, No Audio
U.N. ASSEMBLY OPENS The 18th session of the United Nations General Assembly opens on a note of optimism as representatives of 111 member nations meet to elect a new President for the coming year. The optimism is based on the nuclear test ban treaty and Dr. Carlos Sosa Rodriquez of Venezuela receives all of the votes cast and takes over as Assembly President.
CARDINALS PREPARE TO ELECT 262ND PONTIFF Vatican City is the focus of world attention as the college of Cardinals meets to elect a new pope. They will live behind locked doors until a decision is reached on a successor to Pope John XXIII. The conclave takes place in the Sistine Chapel decorated with frescoes painted by Michelangelo.
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