MAYOR WALKER REMOVAL DELAYED - 1932 New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker and entourage leave the court house in triumph. A surprising court order temporarily delays then Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt’s findings into removing Walker from office on corruption charges.
NEW YORKERS HAIL JAMES WALKER'S RETURN - 1932 Tammany Hall democrats and other admirers welcome former NYC Mayor Jimmy Walker on his return home from France aboard the SS Europa. Two tugboats full of political allies escort the liner into the bay where more await him on foot.
JUDGE WALTER THAYER'S HOUSE BOMBED - 1932 An explosion wrecks the Worcester, Massachusetts residence of Judge Walter Thayer. Police suspect the bombing as retaliation for the judge’s role in the sentencing and execution of Italian anarchists and accused murderers Ferdinando Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Fortunately Thayer, his wife and a maid are only injured in the blast.
ROSH HASHANAH CELEBRATED BY N.Y.C. JEWS - 1932 New Yorkers observe the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah with the age-old rituals of prayer and emptying their pockets into the nearest running water as a symbol of purging the sins of the dying year.
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."
LYTTON COMMISSION ARRIVES IN MANCHURIA - 1932 The League of Nations sends a commission headed by Earl Victor Bulwer-Lytton to Manchuria to investigate Japan’s invasion of the Chinese region. Representatives from Great Britain, America, France, Germany and Italy are greeted at the train station by Japanese officers. The commission will later anger the Japanese by finding against Japan in the Far East conflict.
YOKOHAMA FALL CLEANING DAY - 1932 A fall cleaning day in Yokohama, Japan is officially designated for all communities. Young and old alike clean everything in sight even hauling items out of houses and stores to get a good dusting as well as the buildings themselves.
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