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.
Junior Play matinee and night – We dismissed at 2:30 for it. Went to town and then played some tennis though the wind was blowing. A Mr. Larcum strolled over and refereed for us. It turns out that he lives next door to Mrs. Martens. The play was “Seventeen” I know the story and there were 4 acts as it dragged a little before it was over! We (Alyce Claire) took Mrs. Markham. Later AC and I went to the Busy Bee for soup. Harriet has put an idea for roller skates in my head! Should like to brush up on my French, too! Heard some Institute Officers making fair stabs at it last night at Grady’s – Reminded me of Jaime!
Germany sent Britain a point-blank refusal to promise not to fortify the Rhineland.
The British government indicated that it would again apply pressure to impose an oil embargo against Italy unless it ceased its hostilities in Ethiopia, due to the strength of the evidence Britain now had that the Italians were using poison gas.
The 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
Got “While Rome Burns” by Alexander Woolcott yesterday and am enjoying it muchly – I might even want to keep it – Finished “Valiant is the Word for Carrie” by Barry Benefield which wasn’t too bad but I think I wouldn’t recommend it. P.T.A. today! Letter from MacMillan wanting money on book or book on trail returned. They’ll probably get the book! Mrs. Grady’s was closed today because Joyce has Scarlet Fever! Saw Mrs. Burdette in the P.O. and she wants me to help in a Mexico project in the Junior Department! Will I! If I can! Lorraine Klyng is back in Roswell sans a job – we discussed her going into Hobbs and opening a beauty shop
Here’s what else is happening 80-years-ago today
A young surgeon amputates a mans arm from 50 feet in the air with a hack-saw. The man was dangling up-side-down between a fallen crane and a girder, his arm stuck between the two objects. The temperature was zero and he was conscious during the surgery which was lit by flashlights. The man survived and was taken to the local hospital.
Hitler reviews 35,000 SA troops celebrating the third anniversary of his assumption of power
Police in Spain fired on crowds of leftists attempting to burn churches and convents. 8 deaths were reported around the country.
The comic strip The Phantom made its first appearance. Although the Phantom character did not have any superpowers, he was the first to wear a skintight unitard-style costume, the hallmark of many comic book superheroes to come.
The Cold Wave continues. Roads are blocked and weathermen are confused
The 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 3:15. 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.