Daily Archives: January 17, 2015

Thursday January 17, 1935

(This is an entry from the journal entitled Mexico Summer written by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago.  Click here to read more)

First day of final exams.   Gave three today and two scheduled for tomorrow – Not so bad – P.T.A. Meeting this afternoon.  Don’t know exactly why I went because I’d have done a lot more good finishing that set of papers!  At the beginning of choir practice Bernard gave me the keys to his car for the evening!  He had to work, didn’t even stay for practice.  Alyce Claire took advantage of it and took Pete and Velma for a ride, ending at Shorty’s for hamburgers – Then home to see if I could finish the papers!  Not a bad day!

Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today:

The Waco News Journal Waco, TX Jan 17, 1935
The Waco News Tribune Waco, TX Jan 17, 1935

One fugitive is dead another injured after four desperadoes temporarily escape San Quentin.

The Waco News Tribune Waco. TX Jan 17,1935
The Waco News Tribune Waco. TX Jan 17,1935

Two others were wounded.  Snow in the Rockies strands trains at elevations over 10,000 feet.

President Roosevelt addresses congress regarding Social Security.  Read his message here.