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.
GIANT LANTERNS OF ISHIKI - 1932 The villagers of Ishiki, Japan raise giant lanterns thirty feet high to chase away demons that can ruin their crops as part of their celebration of the harvest time. The ritual is so unusual that elsewhere the Japanese call them the "fool lanterns of Ishiki."
TRACK & SWIM EVENTS - 1932 SUMMER OLYMPICS Winners of the 1932 Summer Olympics Games include the U.S. in men and women's 400 meter relay and Jean Shiley's high jump. Japan's Yasuji Miyazaki and Tatsugo Kawaishi win the 100 meter swim while U.S. Mickey Riley Galitzen takes first in diving and Helene Madison the women's 100 meter. The biggest surprise is Argentina's Juan Zabala who wins the marathon race in record time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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