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Friday January 17, 1936

diary 2The story continues with the second journal.  This is an entry from her personal diary,  written by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago.  Click here to read more)

Friday early  1 A.M.  But not in bed for long – Alyce Claire got a call from Gene that Joyce would have her “baby party” right away.  In 15 minutes Alyce Claire had decided that she must go and I would not let her come alone so we both left town at 1:45 A.M. Got there at aaoc3:15.  The baby came at 6 but it was dead.  The less said, the better. It was a terrible shock to everyone, she had been so perfectly healthy.  We left about 7 and got back in time to give 2 exams. I gave Joyce some chloroform but aside from that  I rather stayed out of it – Haven’t been much good all the rest of the day.  My first experience with a birth but I hope it is not my last.  There followed a bitter discussion on A.C’s part on life in general and having families and suffering in particular. Poor girl!  She has been through too much in the last few months.  Wish I could do something for her that would really help.


Lenore, Helen Snipes, Harriet Poorbaugh and I went to see Byrds “Little America”  which is very good. Had supper with Martens and Miss Grady for an hour and went to bed-dead!





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

It’s flooding in California.







In Paris, the trial in the Stavisky Affair ended with 9 convictions and 11 acquittals.


Joseph Goebbels said in a speech in Berlin that Germany’s colonies lost in the Treaty of Versailles must be returned. In this speech he also made the famous “guns versus butter” comparison.

Joe Louis KOs Charley Retzlaff in one round


Chicago Daily Tribune Jan 17, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune Jan 17, 1936