RED CROSS AIDS DROUGHT VICTIMS In Marked Tree, Arkansas the Red Cross rushes relief in an effort to aid drought victims. The crops are cremated, livestock is dying of hunger and thirst, and there is sickness feeding on the starved bodies of men, women and children. These American backwoods people, almost paralleling famine victims of India, grasp eagerly at food, clothes and medicine handed out by the national rescue organization. Long lines are fed.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:31:00, No Audio
TRACK CLASSIC MEET Penn ties 16 year old mile relay mark in classic track meet
In Philadelphia, PA the spring carnival is marked by the heroic efforts of the Ohio State University team that upset the quarter-mile and medley events. Spills that carve nicks in hurdlers' shins feature a hard fought contest in the rain before a crowd that almost filled the vast stadium at Franklin Field.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:50:00, No Audio
BRITISH ATLANTIC NAVAL SQUADRON A British Atlantic squadron in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. The Rodney, the world's most powerful battleship, at the head of an imperial fleet. Fighters, under the command of Rear Admiral Best, are the first war strength unit seen in West Indian waters in several years prior.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:50:00, No Audio
PROHIBITION RAID Prohibition officers nab operators in a surprise still raid near Richmond, VA. Bullets from a federal agent's gun rattle against a 300-gallon tank and where each one hits a little niagara of corn liquor sprouts forth. Shackled criminals look on dolefully as a dry squad upsets barrels of mash and other paraphernalia of a woodland whisky mill.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:52:00, No Audio
PRESIDENT HOOVER AT VALLEY FORGE 20,000 gather to welcome President Hoover at the National Shrine in Valley Forge, PA. The Chief Executive addresses a huge throng in the First Memorial Day ceremony held on the site where Washington and his band of hungry patriots endured want an deprivation during the Revolutionary War.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:08:00, No Audio
SEIZURE OF CANADIAN LIQUOR BOAT The seizure of a Canadian liquor boat by Coast Guard in New York, NY. Officials of three nations organize inquiries into the capture of Josephine K, with two barges and a speedboat, after a chase and bombardment by U. S. Patrol, outside New York Harbor. The Skipper of the craft, Capt Cluett, of Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, dies of injuries incurred in encounter, causing British and dominion envoys to enter case.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:12:00, No Audio
MUMMER'S NEW YEARS PARADE IN PHILADELPHIA Grotesques and art featured in Mummers New Year festival in Philadelphia, PA. Strutting before a throng of a million, 10,000 marchers in odd and fancy costumes vie for $30,000 in prizes. The frolic this season was one of the most picturesque in the history of great masquerade events.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:05:00, No Audio
DEPORTING ILLEGAL ALIENS Record group of 450 illegal aliens deported by U.S. from Jersey City, New Jersey. A special train from Seattle, Washington, reaches its eastern terminus, after an overland trip gathering unwanted Red, criminals, and foreigners who had over-stayed their leaves in this country. Guards Hustle them aboard a boat for Ellis Island where they are to await passage on steamers to carry them into permanent exile from America.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:03:00, No Audio
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