FIRE GUTS BIG CLOTHING STORE In a spectacular noon-day blaze, a big dress shop in Manchester, England goes up in flames, nearly trapping 100 sales girls on the top floor. They escape to the roof as fire fighters put out the flames with water from hoses.
STRATEGIC HIGHWAY OPENED An important military road is completed in the northern hinterlands of the Tonkin province in French Indochina, which also can be used as a munitions route into South China. Troops parade as the road is opened.
MILITARIZED LABOUR ON PARADE The annual May Day Parade in Mexico City has special significance for Mexican Labor. 100,000 workers stage a monster demonstration, many dressed in military uniforms. They're being trained for war duty!
LOU GEHRIG STEPS DOWN, BABE RUTH TRAINS GIRLS SOFTBALL PLAYERS Lou Gehrig, the colorful Yankee first baseman and pioneer of over 2000 straight games in his 15 years in the game, takes himself out of the line-up before the game with the Detroit Tigers.
The "King of Swat", Babe Ruth, turns instructor and shows girl softball players how to hit the ball. He's still in form as he smacks a few and then autographs balls for the players.
RUMANIA SEEKS FRENCH AID Grigore Gafencu, Romanian foreign minister, on a special mission to European capitals in the cause of peace, is greeted by President Albert Lebrun in Paris, France. He lays a wreath at the Unknown Soldier's Tomb.
AIR RAID DEFENSES TRIED OUT Evidence of British efforts to speed conscription and other defensive measures is seen in a parade of newly organized reservists. In Glasgow, Scotland, fire fighting crews stage air raid precaution drills.
BIG ARMY REVIEW FOR ENVOY An impressive show of military might, including tanks, troops and planes, greets President Somoza of Nicaragua as he arrives in Washington, D.C. on a trade mission. President Roosevelt and others meet him at Union Station.
EX-KING'S GUARDS GET NEW JOB 600 military bodyguards of ex-King Zog of Albania, whose tiny nation was seized by Italian forces, swear allegiance to their new king, Victor Emmanuel, in colorful ceremonies in Rome, Italy.
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