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Monday October 11, 1937

diary 2The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancaster

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Arnold ate lunch with me.  We got my picture proofs.  He selected his and met Mrs. Morris.  I almost wept when he left but I couldn’t go to school that way!  Surely, hated to see him off without me! How is it that I love him now so much more than just last week, but I do! Charlotte missed school and we went to see her and stayed for the  “usual” coffee and home-made bread. Delicious!

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

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The Duke of Windsor and his wife began a visit to Nazi Germany, arriving in Berlin by train from Paris. The duke was taken on a tour of a factory by German Labour Front leader Robert Ley.

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Charles Lindbergh and wife Anne began their second visit to Nazi Germany. Over the next two weeks Colonel Lindbergh would be shown the Focke-WulfHenschel and Daimler-Benz factories and permitted to examine the Dornier Do 17 bomber and Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter.

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The U.S. Supreme Court decided Ex parte Levitt.

Justice William O Douglas is on the cover of this week’s Time Magazine

Image result for october 11, 1937The U.S. Supreme Court decided Ex parte Levitt.

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Sunday September 19, 1937

The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancasterdiary 2

Polly and Rosamond came up

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The Folsom escape attempt occurred. Two of the seven prisoners trying to escape were shot dead; the other five were sentenced to death and eventually executed.

Image result for september 19, 1937 Tigers’ first baseman Hank Greenberg becomes the first player to hit a homer into the center field bleachers at Yankee Stadium.

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Military Airshow in Aspern Vienna

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U.S. Marines Arriving in Shanghai Aboard USS Chaumont

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Chicago Daily Tribune Sept 19, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune Sept 19, 1937

Monday August 23, 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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Ate breakfast at Big Spring. Arnold left me at Odessa!! I got home at 1:45 – Dad came in from Loring at six o’clock

 

 

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The new Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio opened its doors.

Senate Majority Leader Alben Barkley is on the cover of this week’s Time Magazine

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Chicago Daily Tribune August 23, 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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