RFK ON RACE RIOTS RFK on race riots: "The riots which have taken place and the riots which we know are easily to take place in the future are, therefore, an intolerable threat to the most essential interest to every American, black or white."
NEWS EVENTS OF 1935 & 1936 - 1 Top news events of 1935 and 1936 included Mussolini's chemical warfare testing; FDR's New Deal agricultural support program; the passage of the Veteran's Bonus Bill; more on Senator Huey Long, Father Coughlin, the NRA and William Green; civil war veterans honored and Kelly Patillo wins the Indy 500.
NATIONAL HOT AIR BALLOON TITLE SOUGHT The five nations of Germany, Poland, Belgium, France and the United States compete in the
James Gordon Bennett hot air balloon race in Glenview, Illinois. The crowds cheer loundly all but drowning out the event announcer as the balloon crews launch into the sky.
ENGLISH PREP SCHOOL FOOT RACE Eton, England prep school boys compete in a rough cross country foot race that has them running through the countryside, scrambling up and down slippery slopes and jumping through mud and water. Upper classmen watch the sport from trees and cheer on their favorites.
WINTER SAILBOAT REGATTA Forty sailboats compete in a Miami, Florida winter regatta skimming over the Biscayne Bay with apparent ease. Passenger POV of sailboats gaining on a competitor then cut to the boat "Hari Kari" moving across the finish line.
A.A.U. FIELD & TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS New records are set by star atheletes at the annual A.A.U. Field and Track championships in Madison Square Garden, N.Y. where Ralph Metcalf wins the 60-meter dash and Gene Venzke noses out Glenn Cunningham in a the 1500-meter race.
NYC MILLROSE TRACK & FIELD MEET Track and field stars break records at the Madison Square Garden, N.Y. Millrose games. Glenn Cunningham outruns Gene Venzke in the mile race while record breaking sprint races, hurdles and pole vaulting events all thrill the crowds.
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