(This is an entry from the journal entitled Mexico Summer written by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more)
Letter from Dit – bought Ty-Ty the silver salt cellars. the room at school is decorated beautifully – the children did it. A pretty tree, wise men on the boards, wreaths in the windows, everything is lovely. Alyce Claire and Mary Ormsby went to Tatum and the Flying M tonight for a dance. I had to be here Sunday so I couldn’t go – Missed a grand time , I know. Saw Lucy Mae C today. She has considered rooming with me since her parents are returning to Oklahoma. However, she asked Mrs. Morris so many foolish questions about the room and restrictions that she didn’t care for her being up here. And she is usually so quiet that we were all surprised by her questions. She intends to have a gay time now that she doesn’t live at home, evidently! Meow!
Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today:
The British-made Scrooge, the first all-talking film version of the Charles Dickens classic,opened in New York City
The full text of the Hoare–Laval Pact was revealed to the public, causing a huge split at the League of Nations. Haile Selassie told the League that the plan violated the spirit of the League Covenant.
Italy sent a protest to the League accusing Ethiopia of abusing the Red Cross emblem by placing it in militarized areas.
Police in Nazi Germany closed Barasch Brothers’ Department Store, a prominent Jewish establishment, for an “indefinite period”. Police claimed that executives were forcing its female employees into illicit relations.
Representatives of the federal and provincial governments of Canada agreed unanimously to amend the constitution to allow the country to make it own constitutional amendments without recourse to the British Parliament.