(This is an entry from the journal entitled “Mexico Summer” written by Elizabeth Whipple Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago)
Left for Albuquerque about 12:15. Mrs. Johnson fixed us a lovely chicken lunch. Just the other side of Encino we found the wreck in which Mary Wingford’s car collided with Francis Schulty’s. Pauline Regensberg , Rosamund Dean were with Mary and a negro maid with Francis. Rosamund was worst hurt, her chin bone broken and many teeth lost! Pauline came next with a broken arm, swollen eye, severed artery just under the knee and sprained ankle. Sounds worse but weren’t so disfiguring or permanent. Alyce Claire took Rosamund and Pauline to Encino – Betty and I stayed with the cars till some men came to take care of them. The two had to say in the hospital.
Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today:
Nazi Germany announced a general inspection of all vehicles in the country to determine and catalogue their suitability for military use in the event of an emergency.
Boeing’s Model 299 crashed during a test flight at a flight competition for airplane manufacturers vying to build its next-generation long-range bomber. The competition was held by the U.S. Army Air-Corps at Wright air Field in Dayton , Ohio. After this tragedy the Air Corps personnel developed checklists the crew would follow for takeoff, flight, before landing, and after landing.