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.
Went to a tea at Wanda Howard’s for Ethelyn. Saw Mickey B. and Josephine Albow. Mickey bought me home. Went to see “One Rainy Afternoon” with Frances Lederer – absurd but cute. Yesterday we walked to 5 points and several blocks on the way back. Visited maternity ward of Masonic while in Five Points. Not such a long walk!
The Chicago Tribune published Jay Allen‘s famous account of the Massacre of Badajoz. “Eighteen hundred men – there were women too – were mowed down there in some twelve hours”, Allen reported. “There is more blood than you would think in 1,800 bodies.”
The destroyer USS Kane which was in Spanish waters assisting in the evacuation of American nationals, was attacked by an unidentified aircraft. A total of six bombs were dropped which landed near the ship but did no damage, and the Kanereplied with anti-aircraft fire in the direction of the plane. The United States sent protests to both sides in the civil war. The U.S. State Department said the altercation was probably a case of mistaken identity, even though the Kane was clearly flying the American flag.
The Queen Mary crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a record time of 3 days, 23 hours and 57 minutes to claim the Blue Riband.
The Reichsmusikkammer decreed that using pseudonyms to hide foreign-sounding names without getting approval from the organization were illegal, effective immediately. Violations were punishable by fines or disbarment.
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)
President’s Birthday! Went to the dance with a dress salesman whom I met in the afternoon- he sold me a good-looking dress due here in the middle of March. But he didn’t want to dance, or meet anyone else! Brrr. Wanted to go to the hotel and have a drink – I played solitiare instead and at 12:30 we were bored enough to come home. Double -dated with Charlotte Klyng and some tall Swede who was a salesman too. I never spent a worse evening even when I was sick! He (Fitch was my date) didn’t want to meet any of mine or Alyce Claire’s friends and he was full of stories that he’d like to tell but wasn’t sure I’d enjoy! And I didn’t. Am I ever a prude! but I like to dance when I have a date to a dance. Got home and to bed by one o’clock. Bought a dress from Fitch – Be glad when it arrives – One spring outfit anyway!
No Post today. She has her dream job of teaching in Roswell and playing the organ at work but is still caught up in the rush of her summer romance. Still to come – why she almost went mad on Halloween!
Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today: