DANCING PROCESSION OF ECHTERNACH In a unique ceremony dating back to the Black Plague men, women and children dance through the streets of Echternach, Luxembourg to the tomb of St. Willibrord whom the ritual honors.
COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS SWORN IN Basil Harris, veteran shipping expert, is sworn in as Commissioner of Customs and assistant to Treasury Secretary Morgenthau. The department pledges every effort to enforce the present neutrality arms embargo.
CANADIAN AIR MARSHALL VISITS U.S. PLANT Air Marshall William Bishop of Canada visits a Consolidated plant in San Diego, where he inspects bomber plane production. At a lunch held on the tarmac, workers teach him the quaint U.S. custom of donut dunking.
Date: April 29, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:25:00, No Audio
METALLIC NAILS ARE ALL THE RAGE Metallic fingernails are the new rage from Paris, France. Molds are taken of Madame's fingers then custom-made nails are fitted on with glue for a sparkling effect. Montages of perfectly manicured hands show off the unusual nail designs.
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.
WELLESLEY MARITAL HULA HOOP COMPETITION - 1932 Wellesley girls celebrate the close of their college year with an odd ritual. Legend has it the first female hula hooper to reach the church will be the first to get married. This competition beats grabbing for the bridal boquet any day, at least according to winner Mildred Marcy.
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