Monthly Archives: August 2017

Saturday August 21, 1937

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

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

 

diary 2Got to Dallas at 8 a.m. after practically no sleep on the bus.  Went to a 12th St. to get car to go after bags.  Rode around, saw “We Willie Image resultWinkie” & “Toast of New York” – Arnold very sleepy, after supper went to see Earnest Kimman Image result(?)

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The Sino-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact was signed.

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Villacarriedo fell to the Nationalist

A new Saturday Evening Post and New Yorker

 

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Image result for august 21, 1937The deadly Blackwater Fire continues to burn in Wyoming

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago Daily Tribune August 21, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune August 21, 1937

Friday August 20, 1937

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

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

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diary 2At 8:30 AM Arnold called and I dressed in a hurry to start sightseeing – He met me in the lobby looking like a million in a white suit – Went to breakfast, then to Breckenridge.  Had limeddes in the Japanese Sunken Gardens – Saw “Easy Living” at the Majestic. Packed – made house plans in the hotel rooms. Left Dallas at eleven

 

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In Shanghai, an anti-aircraft shell landed on the deck of the heavy cruiser USS Augusta and exploded, killing 1 American sailor and wounding 18

Image result for august 20, 1937Dixie Bibb Graves takes her seat in the Senate, she was a First Lady from the state of Alabama, and the first woman United States Senator from Alabama

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A tri-engined SAVOIA-MARCHETTI airplane is  checked out before its departure from Istres (near Marseilles) to Damascus, Syrai. The two pilots are the sons of Benito Mussolini.

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Thursday August 19, 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 to Loredo – the customs men hardly looked at my bags.  Then an air conditioned car to San Antonio!  And a room at St. Anthony!

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Japanese infantrymen advance with rifles and grenades in the Peking sector in China

Japanese infantrymen advance with rifles and ...

Portugal severed diplomatic relations with Czechoslovakia over a broken armaments contract. Czechoslovakia broke the contract because it suspected Portugal of funneling the arms to the Nationalists in Spain.

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Nazi Germany restricted Jewish booksellers to only selling books by Jewish authors to Jewish customers

 

 

Erieville, NY gets a new fire truck

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The WPA Theatre production of “Power,” in San Francisco.    “Power” was a play that explored the issue of public vs. private control of energy.

A new Popeye.

Chicago Daily Tribune August 19, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune August 19, 1937

Wednesday August 18, 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.

Left at 8:15 – Only American in my car. A man from the other car came in to bore me most of the day.  I slept a little to get rid of him.

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The Blackwater fire began in Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming.

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The U.S. government ordered all 12,600 American citizens in China to evacuate.

Chicago Daily Tribune August 18, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune August 18, 1937

Tuesday August 17, 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.

Went to class but left just before the teacher (?) arrived. Had hair fixed, sent table and got money from the bank. Finished packing – Wrote Edith Whipple a note to be delivered at the Riiz. I guess she didn’t come in before I left

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HugoLaFayetteBlack.jpgThe U.S. Senate confirmed Hugo Black for the United States Supreme Court by a 63–16 vote despite his controversial past involvement with the Ku Klux Klan.

 

 

 

Chicago Daily Tribune August 17, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune August 17, 1937

 

Monday August 16, 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.

Wired Bank in Roswell for $40 to go home on . Finished up school work.  Carpenter packed Dit’s table.

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A general mobilization of the military was ordered in Japan.

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The Polish peasant strike began.

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France protested to the Chinese government over the air raid that killed more than 1,000

 

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John Edgar Hoover, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States, signs young actress Shirley Temple‘s autograph books, after he was made a member of the Shirley Temple Police Force

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Actor Paul Muni is on the cover of this week’s Time Magazine

Chicago Daily Tribune August 16, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune August 16, 1937

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday August 15, 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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A week ago today what consternation! We were right now a week ago in the police station watching the mice run across the floor!  Jean and I went to Lagunilla but bought nothing. Saw some guzanitos de Maguez. She rushed home to go to Xochimilco with Pancho Leon and I ate here with Ruizes.  Kept the kids almost 1/2 hour while they were at mass. For dinner, we had roast chicken with potato dressing, enchiladas (Mexicanos) and good pulque flavored with egg sugar cinnamon and vanilla. My last Sunday in Mexico!!! Worked on Econ paper, Blah!!

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Japanese planes bombed Nanking for the first time.

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The Shanghai Expeditionary Army was raised a second time.

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Félix Paiva

Félix Paiva became 37th President of Paraguay.

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Water rushed down a ditch at a dedication ceremony, in the Dust Bowl, as part of a proposed extensive well-irrigation project,

Italy wins the European Rowing Championships

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Chicago Daily Tribune August 15, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune August 15, 1937

Saturday August 14, 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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Sent Arnold a telegram to be sure whether or not he’d meet me in San Antonio. Just a note in over two weeks!  Is he lazy or very busy!

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The Battle of Santander began.

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Pittson Gazette August 14, 1937

Image result for august 14. 1937Chinese warplanes attacked Japanese ships in Shanghai harbour, but most of the bombs missed their targets and struck civilian areas instead, killing over 1,000.

 

A new Saturday Evening Post and New Yorker Magazine

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Chicago Daily Tribune August 14, 1937

Friday August 13, 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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Unlucky day maybe but it has been nice so far!  In Comercia we visited the Normal 4 blocks away – Nine of us went in a Libre and had lots of fun. J.J. Jones III (!) and I walked back.  I’ve had more fun talking to him than anyone else in school. If I didn’t know Carsey I’d be tempted to fall for him even if he is a college student!  the 11 and 12 o’clock didn’t meet so I came home early – Wrote El Paso and Van Horn. My cold is worse today, better yesterday.

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A Chinese machine gun nest in Shanghai. Note the German M35 used by the NRA soldiers.

The Battle of Shanghai began.

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The freighter Conde de Absolo was sunk off Pantelleria by the Italians.

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Traffic moves through flood waters, Knightsbridge, England

Chicago Daily Tribune August 13, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune August 13, 1937

Thursday August 12, 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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The Spanish destroyer Churruca was torpedoed and damaged near Cartagena. The ship was able to limp into port but 3 crew were killed and 9 were injured.

Tobolsk Prison

It was a killing day at Toblosk, a prison in Siberia where approximately 2500 prisoners were killed between 1937 -1938.

Chicago Daily Tribune August 12, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune August 12, 1937