JOIE RAY IN GRUELING DANCE MARATHON - 1932 Former Olympic runner Joie Ray is among the competitors of dance marathon. To win cash prizes the hoofers eat, shave, sleep and read the newspaper or letters from loved ones as they move around the floor.
N.Y. PUPPET SHOW TO HELP UNEMPLOYED - 1932 Students of the West Side Continuation School in New York stage a puppet production commemorating great events in the life of George Washington. Proceeds from the show, which the kids love, will go towards relief efforts for the unemployed.
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.
MEXICO'S PRESIDENCY CHANGES HANDS - 1932 Mexico's President Pascual Ortiz-Rubio resigns and Congress chooses the Minister of War, General Abelardo L. Rodriguez to succeed him. The new President is hailed by the crowds upon his entry into office.
LUCERNE CELEBRATES HISTORIC ANNIVERSARY - 1932 Lucerne, Switzerland celebrates its anniversary into the Swiss Confederation in 1332 A.D. Period costumes, a re-enactment of the original event and ceremonies throughout the streets and churches take place under the approving eye of President Giuseppe Motta.
LINDBERGH BABY KIDNAPPING - 1932 - 1 Aerial and WS of the areas where police are searching for the possible location of the kidnapped Lindbergh baby. Meanwhile Colonel Lindbergh and negotiator Dr. John F. Condon pay out ransom sums to claimed kidnappers and inventor Thomas Marshall Jr. re-enacts the crime that would have been thwarted with his new alarm system.
SPIN-OUTS & WINS AT LEGION ASCOT SPEEDWAY - 1932 Drivers try, and sometimes fail, to keep to the road as they tear around L.A.s Legion Ascot Speedway at top speed. Fortunately no one is hurt and Lester Spangler is the winner making the 62 1/2 miles in 47 minutes, 42 seconds.
AERIAL MAP MAKING - 1932 Photographer POVs as an airplane outfitted with a special camera takes flight and pictures of the terrain below are snapped. The photograpsh are developed and used to create to-scale aerial models and relief maps such as those used by the Armed Forces.
LINDBERGH BABY KIDNAPPING - 1932 The Lindbergh baby kidnapping became one of the most well known and notorious crimes of the century as highlighted in this montage of headlines, police investigations and a home movie of little Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. before the tragic crime.
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