GAR WOOD DEFEATS KAYE DON - 1932 Speed demon Gar Wood and his speedboat Miss America X race to victory over English challenger Kaye Don and his boat Miss England II, which develops engine trouble. No records are broken although both boats reach speeds of close to 100 miles an hour.
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.
HENRY PU YI APPOINTED MANCHUKUO RULER - 1932 - 1 Japan dispatches their new Manchukuo ruler Henry Pu Yi to his post while Baron Nobuyoshi Muto, Commander-in-Chief of the Kwantung Army, is seen off to the celebration by Japanese schoolchildren. Muto driver POV nearly running a man down as they hurry to the Palace in Changchun, Manchuria to join the new Emperor Pu Yi and a score of his generals and other high officers.
BROOKLYN COLLEGE BATTLE - 1932 Brooklyn College freshmen battle the sophomores with tactics like paper bag grenades, rotten tomatoes, shirt tearing and pants snatching. A policeman keeps an eye over the proceedings but lets the boys be boys.
GREAT DEPRESSION BRINGS HUNGER & DESPAIR - 1932 Haunting scenes of poverty and hunger in the cities as the Great Depression brings unemployment to an all time high. People stand in long lines for aid and possible employment while others dig through garbage for scraps and live in extreme poverty.
NEW ONE-MILE WATER SPEED RECORD SET - 1932 Aerials and more of Gar Wood setting a new world water speed record for the one-mile hydroplane boat race with his Miss America X at Algonac, Michigan. Former rival and record holder Kaye Don and his boat Miss England III are on hand for the great event. After it's all over the two rivals pose together.
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING - 1932 Britainís Prince Edward dedicates the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of WWI's battle of the Somme. President Lebrun of France and his suite of high civil and military officials are among those in attendance of the service honoring the dead war heroes.
PENN RELAY CARNIVAL TRACK MEET - 1932 The best in college track and field events meet in Philadelphia for the 38th annual Penn Relay Carnival. Athletes pole vault, race and hurdle their way to victory and a hopeful spot at the upcomign Olympics. Howard Spencer of Geneva College smiles happily after doing 6 feet 5 3/8 inches in the high jump.
FAMOUS AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE CONTEST - 1932 This montage features famous U.S. buildings named for their beauty and originality by a group of leading architects during a Washington D.C. convention. Topping the list is the Lincoln Memorial. Also featured are the Empire State Building, the Nebraska State Capital, New York's Morgan Library and more.
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