Thursday, March 31, 2011

Friday, March 31, 1933

Went down to Ruth Ray's tonight. Worked on Lady of the Lake map and memorized some.

On March 31, 1933, Congress established the Civilian Conservation
Corps, which was a public work relief program for for unemployed,
unmarried men, ages 18–25.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thursday, March 30, 1933

Bernice came down tonight. We started to work a jigsaw puzzle. Didn't finish it.

Kay Francis stars in The Keyhole, released on March 30, 1933

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wednesday, March 29, 1933

Practiced for Science play. Walked home by myself. Aunt Katie and them were over tonight.

Laten and Kate Stewart
Ruth's beloved uncle and aunt
Courtesy Gary R. Koch

Monday, March 28, 2011

Tuesday, March 28, 1933

Went early again this morning. We won the volleyball game. Score 14-1.
Actress Joan Crawford in a 1933 Coca-Cola magazine ad

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Monday, March 27, 1933

Daddy took us to school. Went early as Ruth Ray had to play volleyball. Walked home with Eilean. Mother made a custard pie.

*Custard Pie

Custard Pie
Beat well 4 whole eggs and 1/2 cup sugar. Add 2 cups milk, a pinch of salt, a dab of butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. Mix thoroughly and pour into unbaked pie shell. Put it in a quick oven (450 degrees) for about 10 minutes so that the crust may not be heavy. Reduce heat to moderate (350 degrees) and cook 25-30 minutes more until a silver knife inserted in center of custard comes out clean.
Custard Pie


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sunday, March 26, 1933

Daddy drove us to Sunday school and church today. This evening we all went over to Raiferts. They played pinochle.

Pinochle meld.jpg
The jack of diamonds and the queen of spades
are the "pinochle meld" of pinochle.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Saturday, March 25, 1933

Daddy got some day work. I straightened up the house. Aunt Katie and them came by and we went to town.

Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker
in March 1933, in a photo found by police at the Joplin, Missouri hideout.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Friday, March 24, 1933

Played volleyball again this morning. We won. I went to the minstrel show.

77%. Judea
On March 24, 1933, Judea declared war on Germany.
Germany faced an international boycott in commerce,
finance, and industry, as fourteen million Jews, dispersed
throughout the world, banded together in an attempt to compel Facist
Germany to end its persecution of 600,000 German Jews. Protest demonstrations
were held in London, New York, Paris, and Warsaw as Jewish merchants threatened
 to quit buying German manufactured manufactured goods such as cottons, silks, toys, electrical
fittings, and furniture, and to quit using German liners for trans-oceanic shipping of those goods.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thursday, March 23, 1933

Played volleyball in Gym this morning. We lost the game. Ruth Ray played, too.

In 1933 airplane designer Don Luscombe left Mono Aircraft Corporation,
 moved into Kansas City's Butler Building and formed his own company.
The Luscombe Aircraft company's first airplane was the Luscombe Model 1,
commonly known as the Luscombe Phantom. But the company only produced
 25 airplanes before poor economic conditions forced it to close its Kansas City operation.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wednesday, March 22, 1933

Daddy took me to school. Jumped in Gym again today. I missed on three foot two. We played volleyball.

On March 22, 1933,
On March 22, 1933, FDR signs the Beer and Wine Revenue Act.
This law levies a federal tax on all alcoholic beverages to raise revenue
 for the federal government and gives individual states the option to
 further regulate the sale and distribution of beer and wine.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tuesday, March 21, 1933

Was pretty nice today. We jumped in Gym. I made three feet, one inch. Daddy lost his job.
U.S. Forest Service logo

On March 21, 1933, FDR sent a message to Congress stating that he wanted to establish a new forestry relief agency: I propose to create a Civilian Conservation Corps to be used in simple work, not interfering with normal employment, and confining itself to forestry, the prevention of soil erosion, flood control, and similar projects. I call your attention to the fact that this type of work is of definite, practical value, not only through the prevention of great present financial loss, but also as a means of creating future national wealth.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Monday, March 20, 1933

Snowed this a.m. I went to school. Went swimming. Ruth Ray is coming down tonight.

March 20, 1933 Heinrich
 Heinrich Himmler, SS leader and chief of the Munich police, announces the opening of the Dachau concentration camp. The camp is located about 10 miles northwest of Munich in southern Germany. Dachau is one of the first concentration camps the Nazis establish. The first prisoners arrive two days later. They are mainly Communists and Socialists and other political opponents of the Nazi party. Dachau is the only camp to remain in operation from 1933 until 1945.

Sunday, March 19, 1933

Snowed today. Didn't go to church. Went over to Raiferts' visiting this evening. I played jacks.

Old Fashioned Vintage Metal Jacks
Vintage jacks

Friday, March 18, 2011

Saturday, March 18, 1933

Read the funnies. Played with Betty, Vernon, Joyce, and Baby Doll. Helen's was by this evening.

Fritzi Ritz with Nancy - March 18, 1933
(c) Ernie Bushmiller

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Friday, March 17, 1933

Stayed after school as Ruth Ray played volleyball. We went to the dime store while walking home.

Vintage Bits ..... Apron .... Hankies ... Doily ... Fabric ... Lace ... Buttons ... Card ... 1930s Dime Store Catalog. From EarlyAttic
Apron, hankies, doily, fabric, lace, buttons,
card, etc. - all from a 1930s dime store catalog

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Thursday, March 16, 1933

Ollie went home this morning. Tonight played volleyball after school in the gym.

Kong on March 16, 1933.
King Kong premieres in France
(c) Rene Peron
Peron was one of the leading figures of French film poster design,
and over the course of his career, designed more than two thousand
posters. In this Art Deco interpretation, he illustrates the iconic scene
where Kong is being attacked by airplanes on top of the Empire State Building.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wednesday, March 15

Ruth Ray and I started Life Saving. Ollie was here this evening and we played pinochle. She stayed all night.

"Death House"
The gas chamber at the Jefferson City, MO, Correctional Center
On March 15, 1933, William Wright was convicted of first degree
 murder in the shooting death of Dr. J.T. McCampbell, a druggist in
Kansas City. He was executed five years later in Missouri's gas chamber.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Tuesday, March 14, 1933

Had English test today on the life of Sir Walter Scott. It sure was hot yesterday, but cool today.

Nasville and Middle Tennessee tornado of March 14, 1933
The tornado killed 61 people and injured hundreds more.
Photos courtesy of NOAA

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Monday, March 13, 1933

I had a Math test today. English Tuesday and Civics Friday. Mother made a Fawn Pie.

*Fawn Pie

Mix 3/4 Tablespoon flour, 1 Tablespoon corn meal, and 1 1/2 Cups sugar. Combine with 3 eggs and 1/3 Cup melted butter. Beat until light and fluffy. Add 1 Cup coconut and 1 cup crushed pineapple. Pour into pastry lined pan and bake 1 hour at 300 degrees.

Fawn Pie. Photo by GaylaJ
Fawn Pie

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sunday, March 12, 1933

Went to Sunday School and church. Also went over to Aunt Katie's for dinner. Had a nice time.
President Roosevelt broadcasts his first "fireside chat."
This marked the beginning of a series of 30 evening radio
broadcasts in which he expounded on issues important to
the nation. On March 12, 1933, he addressed the bank crisis.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Saturday, March 11, 1933

Played outside with Betty Smith this afternoon.
NBC radio's Blue Network begins regular broadcasts of complete operas from the
Metropolitan Opera on March 11, 1933, with the full transmission of Tristan and Isolde.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Friday, March 10, 1933

Went to Ruth Ray's tonight. Forgot to say I went there last nite.

The Long Beach (California) Earthquake
Occurred at 5:55 p.m. on March 10, 1933
Estimated magnitude 6.4 - 120 people killed

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Thursday, March 9, 1933

Today was Mother's birthday. Raiferts came over, and Ollie. We had a late lunch in the evening.

In March 1933, W. T. Kemper, CEO of Kansas City's Commerce Trust Company, dealt with a run on his bank with apples: He bought them at the farmer's market and cheerily handed them out to panicked customers in line. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Wednesday, March 8, 1933

Ruth Ray didn't come to school today. She had an ear ache. Her mother made her milk toast.

*Milk Toast or Milk Soup

Toast lightly on both sides, 1 slice of bread.

Spread it lightly with butter.

Sprinkle with a liittle cinnamon and sugar.

Place it in a bowl and pour over it 1 cup hot milk.

chocolate and milk toast when comfort is needed 1 of 1 chocolate and milk toast | when comfort is needed
Milk Toast 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Tuesday, March 7, 1933

Walked home with Eilean. Studied a little bit. Went over to Raiferts. I didn't do much.
The boad game "Monopoly" is trademarked by
businessman Charles Darrow of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Monday, March 6, 1933

Went swimming. Also went over to Raiferts tonight. It was raining a little bit this evening.

*After a month-long run on American banks, President Roosevelt proclaimed a Bank Holiday (Proclamation 2039, below), beginning March 6, 1933, that shut down the banking system.
By the President of the United States of America.

Whereas there have been heavy and unwarranted withdrawals of gold and currency from our banking institutions for the purpose of hoarding; and
Whereas continuous and increasingly extensive speculative activity abroad in foreign exchange has resulted in severe drains on the Nation's stocks of gold; and
Whereas those conditions have created a national emergency; and
Whereas it is in the best interests of all bank depositors that a period of respite be provided with a view to preventing further hoarding of coin, bullion or currency or speculation in foreign exchange and permitting the application of appropriate measures to protect the interests of our people; and
Whereas it is provided in Section 5(b) of the Act of October 6, 1917 (40 Stat. L. 411), as amended, "That the President may investigate, regulate, or prohibit, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, by means of licenses or otherwise, any transactions in foreign exchange and the export, hoarding, melting, or earmarkings of gold or silver coin or bullion or currency . . ."; and
Whereas it is provided in Section 16 of the said Act, "That whoever shall willfully violate any of the provisions of this Act or of any license, rule, or regulation issued thereunder, and whoever shall willfully violate, neglect, or refuse to comply with any order of the President issued in compliance with the provisions of this Act, shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than $10,000, or, if a natural person, imprisoned for not more than ten years, or both . . .";
Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, in view of such national emergency and by virtue of the authority vested in me by said Act and in order to prevent the export, hoarding, or earmarking of gold or silver coin or bullion or currency, do hereby proclaim, order, direct and declare that from Monday, the Sixth day of March, to Thursday, the Ninth day of March, Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-three, both dates inclusive, there shall be maintained and observed by all banking institutions and all branches thereof located in the United States of America, including the territories and insular possessions, a bank holiday, and that during said period all banking transactions shall be suspended.
During such holiday, excepting as hereinafter provided, no such banking institution or branch shall pay out, export, earmark, or permit the withdrawal or transfer in any manner or by any device whatsoever, of any gold or silver coin or bullion or currency or take any other action which might facilitate the hoarding thereof; nor shall any such banking institution or branch pay out deposits, make loans or discounts, deal in foreign exchange, transfer credits from the United States to any place abroad, or transact any other banking business whatsoever.
During such holiday, the Secretary of the Treasury, with the approval of the President and under such regulations as he may .prescribe, is authorized and empowered (a) to permit any or all of such banking institutions to perform any or all of the usual banking functions, (b) to direct, require or permit the issuance of clearing house certificates or other evidences of claims against assets of banking institutions, and (c) to authorize and direct the creation in such banking institutions of special trust accounts for the receipt of new deposits which shall be subject to withdrawal on demand without any restriction or limitation and shall be kept separately in cash or on deposit in Federal Reserve Banks or invested in obligations of the United States.
As used in this order the term "banking institutions" shall include all Federal Reserve Banks, national banking associations, banks, trust companies, savings banks, building and loan associations, credit unions, or other corporations, partnerships, associations or persons, engaged in the business of receiving deposits, making loans, discounting business paper, or transacting any other form of banking business.

Signature of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sunday, March 5, 1933

Didn't go to church today. It was raining. Went over to Raifers and played pinochle in evening.

Double Eagle
Close-up of one of the ten 1933 Saint-Gaudens double eagles, or $20 gold
pieces, that the U.S. Mint seized — the word in the official press release was "recovered"
— from the heirs of Israel Switt, a Philadelphia jeweler who allegedly possessed 25 of them in the
1930s. President Roosevelt had banned the private possession of gold before any 1933-dated $20 gold
 pieces had been issued, and an unknown number of them "were illegally spirited out of the [Mint]" in
Philadelphia. Twenty of Switt’s contraband coins are accounted for, but five remain missing to this day.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Saturday, March 4, 1933

Got my shoes. Went to town. Saw Aunt Minnie. Met Aunt Katie and Helen and we rode home with them. Went over to Raiferts in the evening.

First (of four) inaugurations of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
as the 32nd President of the United States was held on March 4, 1933.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Friday, March 3, 1933

Went swimming. I passed the beginning test. Had swell assembly given by the Latin Department. Mother made hash for supper.

On March 3, 1933, Washington Governer
Clarence Martin (1887-1955) closes all banks in
Washington state for a "bank holiday" after the
banking system collapses. The banks remain closed,
or open under great restrictions, until March 13, 1933. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Thursday, March 2, 1933

Elected our captains for volleyball in Gym today. I am on Marian Katz's side. We swim tomorrow.
On March 2, 1933
The New York premiere of King Kong was held on March 2, 1933.
The rights to the character are currently held by Universal Studios, with limited
rights held by the estate of Merian C. Cooper, and perhaps certain rights in the public domain.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Wednesday, March 1, 1933

Walked down Monroe. Took a compass to Science. Read minutes of English Club. Had court in home room.

Fingers of Death (The Shadow #17)
The Shadow: Fingers of Death (The Shadow #17) by Maxwell Grant
Published March 1, 1933