Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sunday, April 30, 1933

Went to church and Sunday school. Ruth Ray was down. I forgot to mention that our picture was in the school paper.

This Tillie the Toiler paper doll is from the Sunday comics, dated April 30, 1933

Friday, April 29, 2011

Saturday, April 29, 1933

Aunt Kate and Helen came over today. We made peanut brittle.

Peanut Brittle

Place in heavy skillet 1 cup sugar, 1 cup white corn syrup, and 2 cups raw peanuts.

Let cook over medium heat until peanuts begin to pop. The syrup will by then be a golden brown color.

Remove from fire and stir in quickly 1 teaspoon baking soda. Pour onto buttered cookie sheet. When candy is nearly cold, turn it over, stretching to desired thinness. Break in pieces when cold.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Friday, April 28, 1933

I am first in memory work for I got to learn 100 lines of Lady of the Lake. I had a lot of nightwork. Did my Mathematics and Civics.

April 28, 1933 cover featuring Marlene Dietrich in Blond Venus
Cine-Miroir magazine, a French movie entertainment magazine published in France in the 1920s and
1930s (maybe other years as well), featuring many photos and articles of popular films and movie stars.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Thursday, April 27, 1933

Next year I'll take Latin, History of Civilization, English, Expression (again), and Physical Training (Gym).

Lillian Gish
Lillian Gish
On April 27, 1933, the play Nine Pine Street opens on
Broadway at Longacre Theatre starring Lillian Gish as Lizzie Borden.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wednesday, April 26, 1933

Had the Civics test. I made 75 per cent on it. Took enrollment slips home for next year in Senior High (Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri).

April 26, 1933: The Gestapo was founded by Hermann Göring. 
A decree was issued creating the Secret Police Office (Geheime Polizei Amt)
which quickly became known as the GPA. But this abbreviation was far too
similar to the GPU abbreviation used by the Soviet Political Police in Russia. Thus,
the name was changed to Secret State Police (Geheime Staats Polizei). The actual
term 'Gestapo' was supposedly created by a Berlin postal official who wanted a name
 that would fit on a regulation-sized postal rubber stamp. Gestapo was derived from
seven letters within the full name Geheime Staats Polizei. Unknowingly, the postal
 official had invented one of the most notorious names in history.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Tuesday, April 25, 1933

Went to a picture show in Assembly given by the Girl Reserves. Civics test tomorrow on law.

1925 Y.w.c.a. Girl Reserves/blue Triangle Book
Y.W.C.A. Girl Reserves Blue Triangle Book
In 1933 the YWCA offers "Stay at Home Camp", a summer day
camp for young girls who don't have the money to go away to camp.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Monday, April 24, 1933

Went swimming. Practiced on side stroke. Got an E in my Mathematics night work for today.

diego rivera
Diego Rivera painting his Rockefeller Center mural in 1933
On April 24th, the New York World-Telegram published an article about the mural
 titled "Rivera Paints Scenes of Communist/Activity and John D. Jr. Foots Bill." Rivera
was, in fact, a Communist, and on May 9, 1933, he was forced to leave the scaffold and the
mural was covered. The wall was later resurfaced, permanently covering the mural. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sunday, April 23, 1933

Sewed gloves. Went to Sunday School. Did stay for communion. I went with Gweyn's to church in the evening.

vintage gloves
1930s leather and cotton knit gloves

Friday, April 22, 2011

Saturday, April 22, 1933

Learned my Lady of the Lake 100 lines. Aunt Kate, Helen and Uncle Laten were by. They are going up home (Clay Center, KS).

1933 Rolls-Royce Pll
Frederick Henry Royce, who with Charles Stewart Rolls founded the
luxury British automaker Rolls-Royce, dies on April 22, 1933 at the age of 70 in England.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Friday, April 21, 1933

Went to school today. Had a lot of night work - Mathematics, Science, Expression, and learn some lines of Lady of the Lake.

The Lady of the Lake taking the infant Lancelot.
From Tennyson's poetic cycle, Idylls of the King.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Thursday, April 20, 1933

It rained "bucketfuls" and I got sopping wet. A pony out here ran away. Aunt Kate's was by. I played baseball.

Maurice Chevalier stars in "A Bedtime Story", in which a
Parisian playboy plays father to an abandoned baby who interferes with his womanizing.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wednesday, April 19, 1933

Did same thing in Gym today. Did my math in school. Had to read two chapters of Civics.

April 19, 1933: President Roosevelt takes the United States off the gold
standard, in which paper notes are convertible into pre-set, fixed quantities of gold.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Tuesday, April 18, 1933

It snowed! Well, we have the English test tomorrow. Gave our pieces in Expression. A lot of Mathematics.

1933 Parker Vacumatic Fountain Pen #007982
A 1933 advertisement for Parker's Vacumatic Pen,
known as the "Jewel of Pendom." The patent for
the Vacumatic Pen was issued on April 18, 1933.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Monday, April 17, 1933

Went swimming. I learned how to back float. Was going to have a test tomorrow, but not now.

Rudy Vallee
American singer, actor, bandleader, and entertainer
On April 17, 1933, he recorded "Shadow Waltz" from Gold Diggers
 of 1933  with his Connecticut Yankees on Blue Wax Columbia 2773-D.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sunday, April 16, 1933

Today was Easter Sunday. I wore my white suit and blouse and shoes and my blue hat to church.

Marie Claire Magazine 9 June 1939
In your Easter bonnet
With all the frills upon it ...
(c) 1933 "Easter Parade" by Irving Berlin

Friday, April 15, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Friday, April 14, 1933

No school today. Aunt Katie and Uncle Laten and Helen were by. I went up to a store on Prospect.

Thomas J. "Boss Tom" Pendergast controlled Kansas City and Jackson
County politics. During the Depression he gave workers jobs and helped elect
politicans. He ruled from a simple, two-story yellow brick building at 1908 Main Street.
Pendergast was a big supporter of Harry S. Truman from Truman's days as judge of the County
Court of the eastern district of Jackson County (an administrative, not a judicial, position)
to his 1934 election as a United States Senator. A wealthy concrete contractor, Pendergast was
convicted of income tax evasion, served 15 months in prison, and died at his Kansas City home in 1945. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thursday, April 13, 1933

Today we practiced play. Girls Glee Club gave a program of Easter songs.

Photograph: Detective Harry L. McGinnis
Detective Harry L. McGinnis
Joplin, Missouri Police Department
End of Watch
: Thursday, April 13, 1933
Age: 53
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, April 13, 1933
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Both shot and killed
Detective Harry McGinnis and Newton County Sheriff's Department Constable J. W. Harryman were killed
in a gun battle with the notorious outlaw gang led by Bonnie and Clyde. Detective McGinnis, Constable Harryman
 and several other area officers had gone to their hideout to investigate what they thought were bootleggers. Instead
 they had stumbled upon Bonnie and Clyde. Both Detective McGinnis and Constable Harryman were shot and killed.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Wednesday, April 12, 1933

Practiced play. Today in Assembly a woman named Jane Hayes talked about another school. Daddy applied for a job but didn't get it.


"Hallelujah, I'm a Bum" is an American folk song that responds with humorous
sarcasm to unhelpful moralizing about the circumstance of being a hobo. The song's
authorship is uncertain, but according to hobo poetry researcher Bud L. McKillips the
words were written by an IWW member. Some verses, though, may have been written by a
Kansas City hobo known only as "One-Finger Ellis," who scribbled it on the wall of his prison
cell in 1897. There is also a questionable theory that Harry McClintock could have written it when
he was only fifteen. With unemployment standing at 24.9 percent on April 12, 1933, the song, which
is sung to the tune of "Revive Us Again," was quite popular. Below is the version published in 1908:
Why don't you work like other folks do?
How the hell can I work when there's no work to do?
Hallelujah, I'm a bum,
Hallelujah, bum again,
Hallelujah, give us a handout
To revive us again.
Oh, why don't you save all the money you earn?
If I didn't eat, I'd have money to burn.
Whenever I get all the money I earn,
The boss will be broke, and to work he must turn.
Oh, I like my boss, he's a good friend of mine,
That's why I am starving out on the bread line.
When springtime it comes, oh, won't we have fun;
We'll throw off our jobs, and go on the bum.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Tuesday, April 11, 1933

Gave out parts to play. Played baseball in Gym. Tomorrow there is a test in English and Civics. We get off Good Friday.

Screen Play Magazine [United States] (April 1933)
April 1933 Screen Play
Features Janet Gaynor on the cover

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Monday, April 10, 1933

Went swimming. Practiced back float. I wrote a play to give in Home Room.

photo of Dam Construction
On April 10, 1933, President Roosevelt proposed the Tennessee
Valley Authority to Congress. The TVA was one of the largest New
Deal projects, building dams, reservoirs and electrical stations across
several Southern states. It brought affordable power and jobs to millions.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sunday, April 9, 1933

Went to Sunday School and church. Raiferts and Ollie were over. They played cards. I listened to the radio.
Kate Smith and Her Swanee Music, sponsored by La Palina
 Cigars was a popular CBS radio program from 1931 through 1933.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Friday, April 7, 1933

We did not get to swim today. I was in the Science play up at school.

Happy Days - April 7, 1933 - Men's T-Shirt
Although it would be another eight months before Prohibition was officially repealed,
April 7, 1933, was a red-letter day for beer drinkers. President Roosevelt's signature repealed
the Volstead Act, legalizing 3.2 percent beer. It also paved the way for the December ratification
of the 21st Amendment, which repealed the 18th Amendment and ended Prohibition altogether.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Thursday, April 6, 1933

We had a test in Civics today on law and the Constitution. It was pretty hard. Daddy looked for a job.

Ethel Waters first sings "Stormy Weather" at the
Cotton Club night club in Harlem on April 6, 1933.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wednesday, April 5, 1933

Walked to school with Bernice. I sure had a lot of mathematics tonight.

Gold Pages - Home
President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 6102,
which forbids the "hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion, and Gold Certificates" by U.S. citizens.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Tuesday, April 4, 1933

Aunt Katie, Uncle Laten and Helen were over this evening. Helen curled my hair.
The USS Akron (ZRS-4), a helium-filled
airship designed for military reconnaissance and
use as a flying aircraft carrier, crashed off the coast of
New Jersey on April 4, 1933, killing all 73 members of its crew.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Monday, April 3, 1933

Bernice came down and brought her jigsaw puzzle, but we didn't finish it.
Flying in formation higher than any before, Air Commodore Douglas Douglas-Hamilton
(AKA Lord Clydesdale) was chief pilot on the first flight over Mount Everest on April 3,
1933, flying the Westland PV-3 bi-plane shown, with the summit of Everest in front of it.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sunday, April 2, 1933

Went to church and Sunday school. Went over to Raiferts and played pinochle. I read the paper.

In connection with the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago ("the Century of Progress Exposition"),
the San Antonio Express and Evening News together with the Chicago Tribune cosponsored a
 Court of Honor Competition -- a photographic contest seeking "charming" girls who would formally
dedicate the Century of Progress International Exposition at Chicago on June 1, 1933. Fourteen other
newspapers nationwide, including the Kansas City papers, cooperated in the event, and many others
ran advertisements such as the one above and articles. Among the fifty-one who were chosen were
Julia Wiedenmann from Kansas City, Missouri and Isabelle Perry from Kansas City, Kansas.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Saturday, April 1, 1933

Went down to the grocery store for Mrs. Raifert and met Aunt Kate, Uncle Laten and Helen down there.

On April 1, 1933, Hitler ordered a boycott of Jewish shops, banks, offices and department stores.
But the boycott was mostly ignored by German shoppers and was called off after three days.
The unsuccessful boycott was followed by a rapid series of laws which robbed the Jews of many rights.