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Sunday August 8, 1937

The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary,

diary 2by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.

Anpit 10:30 or so I missed my middle-sized boy and we began t realize we’d been robbed. That had contained everything of importance I had – my ticket, my tourist card, my check book, 200 pesos in 20 peso bills, my new zarape and the gift I had bought for Marjorie D. Bagwell!  Everything gone!!  besides my blue suit coat with the gray fur! Jan lost a dress and her cloth purse but only a toston in money!  We went to the police office and they came to the house.  Then a man came to investigate who told us the “Levantar un acta” or file a complaint.  I guess. I don’t hope to see the money again but perhaps the tourist card and my ticket can be recovered!

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3,000 Japanese soldiers conspicuously entered Beiping without resistance. Japanese warplanes dropped propaganda leaflets on the populace proclaiming that the “Japanese army has driven out your wicked rulers and their wicked armies and will keep them out.

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The 1937 Monaco Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race takes place. The first five places were won by the German entrees of Mercedes or Auto Union in the cars that came to be known as the Silver Arrows.

Chicago Daily Tribune August 8, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune August 8, 1937

Saturday August 7, 1937

The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary,

diary 2by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.

No post today

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The Japanese began to evacuate their concession at Hankou, citing “the steadily growing tension and a desire to percent an incident likely to aggravate the general situation.”

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Chicago Daily Tribune August 7, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune August 7, 1937

 

Friday August 6, 1937

The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary,

diary 2by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.

Slept all afternoon – still no letter from Arnold. got some books from Mrs. Durand for Commerce.

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The Soviet Union and the United States agreed to extend their trade pact for one additional year.

The National Cancer Institute was established in the United States.

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The Dionne Quintuplets at age 3.

Chicago Daily Tribune August 6, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune August 6, 1937

Thursday August 5, 1937

The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary,

diary 2by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.

Long program by students of dancing and singing classes. Bought Spanish or Mexican cookbook. Jean was in one dance and got a basket of flowers.

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Japanese Emperor Hirohito ratified a directive removing the constraints of international law on the treatment of Chinese prisoners of war.

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Frankie Frisch of the St. Louis Cardinals appeared in his final major league game, going 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter during a 4–1 loss to the Boston Bees

Disney is hunting Moose

 

Wednesday August 4, 1937

The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary,

diary 2by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.

No post today

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Image result for venezuelan national guard 1937The Venezuelan National Guard was founded.

In Little Rock, Arkansas, the newly formed Society for the Booing of Commercial Advertisements in Motion Picture Theatres made its debut, booing loudly when corporate advertising appeared on the movie screen. Similar “booing clubs” soon began springing up elsewhere. In the 1930s and ’40s movie houses experimented with running ads for commercial products alongside movie trailers, but many theatre-goers resented the practice because, unlike the radio where ads were recognized as necessary, movies were not free.

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Chicago Daily Tribune August 4, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune August 4, 1937

Tuesday August 3, 1937

The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary,

diary 2by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.

Wrote to Life Ins. sending bonus notice + $10 to pay premium and part of the loan! Letter from Alyce Claire with congratulations

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The 20th biennial World Zionist Congress opened in Zürich, Switzerland.

Pan American-Grace Airways Sikorsky S-43 amphibious aircraft plunged into the ocean 20 miles off CristóbalPanama, killing all 14 aboard.

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Generalissimo Francisco Franco

Generalissimo Francisco Franco informed Italy that he had intelligence that the Soviets were shipping arms to the Republic. Franco urged Italian action to stop the transports.

 

 

Jack Rainwater and Tappy Walsh box in downtown Los Angeles

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It’s Lou Gehrig Day at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

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New York Yankee Lou Gehrig with Manager Joe McCarthy
Chicago Daily Tribune Aug. 3, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune Aug. 3, 1937

 

Monday August 2, 1937

The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary,

diary 2by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.

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Got A on an Economics paper and she congratulated me on my Spanish!  Was I thrilled? Yes! Card from Irene Swann says she is starting to Mexico with Hazel Hansen. they probably will get here Tomorrow. Clever letter from Lenore. I’m lazy. I should study but I can’t get myself going for some reason or other.  I have so much to tell Arnold and it is so hard to write all of it in a letter.

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Overprint marijuana revenue stamps from 1937

The Marihuana Tax Act was enacted in the United States placing the first taxes on the sale of  cannabis

New York politician Fiorello LaGuardia is on the cover of this week’s Time magazine

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Hay is being harvested in France

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Three men arrested  after a raid on Bangor Cave in Blount County Alabama made bond today on charges of operating and running a gambling casino.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt designated over 37,000 acres of the Capitol Reef area  in Utah as a National Monument

The U.S.S Arizona sits in Puget Sound

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Chicago Daily Tribune Aug. 2, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune Aug. 2, 1937

 

Sunday August 1, 1937

The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary,

diary 2by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.

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Slept Late – 1st day of August, My last month here!  I can hardly wait for the next 18 days to pass until I meet my one and only in San Antonio.  Jean went to a bullfight with Crosby Somebody while I stayed home and knitted!  Sure do sound domestic. Went to the opera Image result for "Manon' at Night 1937 opera mexico city“Manon’ at Night” the leading lady was very good, but the poor tenor could hardly be heard. Vincent Rousseau whom we met on the train came and sat with us or I’d have been bored to tears.  Told us many interesting items of his visit here so far.  He was down to his last 3 centavos! When we got home I found I’d left the key in my room so we had to get Mr. Ruiz out of bed to let us in.  Same on us!

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The Montfaucon American Monument was dedicated in Montfaucon-d’Argonne, France.

Chicago Daily Tribune August 1, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune August 1, 1937

Saturday July 31, 1937

The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary,

diary 2by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.

Started to the museum but it was closed!  Went to Academy of San Carlos and bought some music.  Ate at Mrs. Somebody’s Tea Room. came home and learned how to knit!

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Belfast was shaken by a land mine explosion in the West End, 50 yards from a police barracks

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A young John F Kennedy on the beach

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Chicago Daily Tribune July 31, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune July 31, 1937

 

Friday July 30, 1937

The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary

diary 2by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.

Long letter from Arnold saying many nice things – talked about building a house in Andrews and what furniture he had! It was supposed to have been sent air-mail but didn’t come that way!  Bought Marjorie D Bagwell a piece of pottery and got pictures for Jean. She went to Frouton  Have some kind of a lump in my throat. Must be a gland swollen from my cold!

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Japanese forces occupied Tientsin.

Buckskin Brigades.jpgL. Ron Hubbard‘s first published novel Buckskin Brigades was released.

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C.D. Howe, Minister of Transport, boarding the first cross-Canada “dawn to dusk” flight.

Chicago Daily Tribune july 30, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune july 30, 1937