Thursday, June 30, 2011

Friday, June 30, 1933

I was sure awfully hot today. I went out and played tennis with Pauline and Harold. Aunt Katie brought salad greens from her garden by so Mother made wilted lettuce and green onions.

Wilted Lettuce and Green Onions

Cut up enough fresh garden lettuce to fill a large bowl. Chop a handful of green onions, and mix with the lettuce. Salt to taste. Heat 2 Tablespoons bacon grease and add 1 Tablespoon vinegar. Pour hot grease and vinegar over lettuce and onions. Serve immediately.

*Note: You can cook a couple pieces of bacon until crisp and then crumble over the top of the salad.

Wilted Lettuce Salad for two
Yum! Wilted Lettuce Salad

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Thursday, June 29, 1933

I cut my foot today. Aunt Katie and Helen and Uncle Laten were by this evening. We all played ball.

Roscoe Conkling "Fatty" Arbuckle
(March 24, 1887 - June 29, 1933)

Born in Smith Center, Kansas, Arbuckle was an American silent film actor,
comedian, director, and screewriter. After getting his start in vaudeville, he wound up
at Keystone Studios, where he worked with Mabel Normand and Harold Lloyd. He mentored
 Charlie Chaplin and discovered both Buster Keaton and Bob Hope. Overweight and a very
heavy drinker, Arbuckle was given a screen nickname he hated - "Fatty."

In 1921, Arbuckle and two friends threw a party in a San Francisco hotel room. One
of the women they invited became ill and subsequently died. Rumors abounded and
Arbuckle was accused of rape and murder and went through three trials before being cleared
of all criminal charges. The scandal and trials pretty much wrecked his career, but he
eventually found directorial work under the name William Goodrich.

In 1932 Arbuckle signed a contract with Warner Brothers to star under his own name
in a series of successful two-reel comedies. He finished filming on June 28, 1933. The
next day he was signed by Warner Brothers to make a feature-length film. He reportedly
said, "This is the best day of my life." He suffered a heart attack that night and died
in his sleep. He was 46. Rosco Arbuckle was cremated and his ashed scattered in the
Pacific Ocean.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wednesday, June 28, 1933

Marrilyn Beckwith was over here today. She and I went down to Mrs. Pendergast's to swing.

Babe Ruth 1933 Goudey 53
One of four 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth Baseball Cards

Some of the most recognizable Babe Ruth baseball cards are from the 1933 Goudey set.
This 240-card set produced by the Goudey Gum Company is one of the most popular baseball
card sets of all time (along with the T206 set). It has been the subject of numerous reprints.
Because no Babe Ruth cards were included in the 1934 set, the 1933 Ruth cards are even more
 valuable. Depending on card condition, the value of the Babe Ruth 1933 Goudey cards range from
a few hundred dollars to over $20,000.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Tuesday, June 27, 1933

It rained this morning. Went to town. I got me a new pair of pink pajamas, a bathing suit and a cap.

Ginger Rogers (1911 - 1995)

Born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri,
Rogers was an only child who spent most of her  youth in Kansas City.
Her nickname, "Ginger," came from a younger cousin who called her Jinja.
After her parents' divorce and her mother's remarriage, she took Rogers
(her stepfather's last name) as her own last name. She performed in vaudeville
and on Broadway. Her appearance in the play "Girl Crazy" made her an overnight
star at age 19 and earned her a seven-year contract with Paramount Pictures.

Rogers went on to star in 73 movies. While she's probably best known for "dancing backwards
in high heels" with Fred Astaire, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1940 for
her performance in Kitty Foyle. Married five times, she had no children. Ginger Rogers's ashes
are interred in the Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, California
with her mother's, and just a short distance from the grave of Fred Astaire.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Monday, June 26, 1933

We washed and ironed today. It sure got hot. Mother and I went to the show to see "42nd Street." It sure was a good picture.

42nd Street

Starring Warner Baxter, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers
 A 1933 American Warner Brothers musical film directed by Lloyd Bacon
with choreography by Busby Berkeley. The songs were written by Harry Warren
(music) and Al Dubin (lyrics), and the script was written by Rian James and James
Seymour, with Whitney Bolton (uncredited), from the novel by Bradford Ropes.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sunday, June 25, 1933

Aunt Katie and them came by this noon and took Mother and I out to Winwood Beach. We ate our dinner and supper there.

June 25, 1933

Silly Symphonies Sunday comic strip
Copyright (c) Al Taliafero

Charles Alfred Taliaferro (August 29, 1905 – February 3, 1969), known simply as Al Taliaferro,
 was a Disney comics artist who used to produce Disney comic strips for King Features Synidcate.
He drew the Donald Duck comic strips from 1938 until his death in Glendale, California. He also
designed the Litter Not mascot for Glendale in 1967. To this day it remains the mascot for the
Committee for a Clean and Beautiful Glendale.

Taliaferro was posthumously honored with a Disney Legends award in 2003

Friday, June 24, 2011

Saturday, June 24, 1933

Gweyn made Phyllis (Baby Doll) a swimsuit and hat out of some pink flowered material. They sure were cute.

June 24, 1933: Actor John Wayne (1907 - 1979) marries Josephine Saenz

Saenz was the first of Wayne's three wives. She was a Panamanian
diplomat's daughter. They had four children during their 12-year marriage.
Wayne went on to marry two more Latinas: Esperanza (Chata) Baur Diaz
and Pilar Weldy. He and Diaz had no children during their eight-year
marriage. During their 17-year union, Wayne and Weldy had three children.

Wayne's love of all things Latin was such that when he died, he was laid to
rest in an unmarked grave overlooking the Pacific Ocean - facing south. A memorial stone
 placed in the cemetery near his grave had the inscription he’d always wanted written on it.
It was in Spanish: “Feo, Fuerte, y Formal” (He was ugly, he was strong, he had dignity.).


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Friday, June 23, 1933

Gweyn and I took Sonny and Baby Doll walking. We went over to Carmines'. We saw Pauline and Fay.

James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (1913 - 1980)

Born the seventh of eleven children in Oakville, Alabama, Jesse moved with
his family when he was nine to Cleveland, Ohio, as part of the Great Migration
of Negro families from the segregated South. His junior high coach, Charles Riley,
recognized his running talent and encouraged that talent by accommodating his practice
schedule. Owens first came to national attention in high school. He equaled the world
record of 9.4 seconds in the 100-yard (91m) dash and long-jumped 24 feet 9 1/2 inches
(7.56m) at the 1933 National High School Championship.

Known as the "Buckeye Bullet" at Ohio State University, Owens won eight
individual NCAA championships - this while going to school and working to pay
his tuition and living expenses. In 1936, Owens competed in the Olympics in Nazi
Germany and won four gold medals - blowing the Nazi propoganda about "Aryan
racial superiority" out of the water. On the first day a miffed Hitler shook hands only
with the German medalists and then left the Olympic stadium. After the Olympic
committee said he had to shake hands with all the medalists or none of them, Hitler
chose the latter.

Prohibited from amateur sporting appearances, Owens ran a dry-cleaning business
and worked as a gas-station attendant to support his family in still-segregated America
until he eventually filed for bankruptcy. He was later successfully prosecuted for tax
evasion. In 1966 he was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador by the government and
traveled the world speaking and making appearances. He died of lung cancer at his
home in Tuscon, Arizona. Jess Owens is buried in Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Thursday, June 22, 1933

Lost my diary, but I found it lying in the victrola. Sure was hot today. I went down to Gweyn's.

Eugenia "Jeanne" Eagels (June 26, 1890 - October 3, 1929)

A former Ziegfeld Follies Girl who went on to greater fame on Broadway
and in the emerging medium of sound films, Jeanne Eagels was born in Kansas
City, Missouri. After appearing in a variety of small venues in Kansas City, she
left in search of fame and fortune in New York. She appeared in numerous plays, several
silent films and two "talkies" that were released in 1929. Jeanne married twice but had no
children. Just as she was preparing to appear in a new play, she died suddenly at the age
of 39. Doctors disagreed as to the exact cause, though three different autopsies pointed to
excessive alcohol possibly mixed with heroin or some other narcotic substance. She was
posthumously nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role
in the 1929 film, The Letter, but the Oscar went to Mary Pickford for the film Coquette.
Jeanne Eagels is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wednesday, June 21, 1933

Had an auction down at the store today. They sold an old truck for 197 and 1/2 dollars. Sold some other goods, too.
1920 Ford Depot Hack

A 1920 Depot Hack is fitted with the demountable rims that became available on a broader
range of vehicles that year. The rims allowed for easier flat repair, as the outer rim -- which
held the tire -- could be separated from the wheel hub, which remained on the vehicle.

Blogger's Note: I have no clue as to what kind of truck was sold; Mom didn't say. But
I've driven Fords since ... well, since forever, so I just picked out a Ford and used it.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Tuesday, June 20, 1933

Mother ironed today while I washed more dishes. It was so hot today that we couldn't hardly do much. Laten was here for dinner.

10-year old Walt Disney (center right) at a gathering of Kansas City newsboys in 1912.

Walt Disney (December 5, 1901 - December 15, 1966) was born in Chicago but spent six
of his younger years in Kansas City, where he attended Benton Grammar School and worked
as a newsboy. His family returned to the Chicago area in time for Walt to attend high school
there. He dropped out of school at the age of sixteen to join the army but was rejected for being
underage and served as an ambulance driver after the armistice was signed. Walt then moved
back to Kansas City to begin his artistic career. After a number of fits and starts, including seeing
his popular "Laugh-O-Gram" cartoons screened at the local theaters, he went bankrupt and, with
his brother Roy, headed for California to start over. The rest, as they say, is history. 


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Monday, June 19, 1933

Today Mother and I washed clothes and some of the rugs. We got done washing by noon and then I washed the dishess. Today is Helen's birthday. She is 11.

Helen Stewart, Ruth's beloved cousin and lifelong friend

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sunday, June 18, 1933

Went over to Raiferts. Mother and Daddy played cards. Everybody talked about the shooting at Union Station yesterday. Pauline and I went to the show.

Thomas Coleman "Cole" Younger
Born January 15, 1844 in Jackson County, Missouri
Died March 21, 1916 in Lee's Summit, Missouri

A guerilla fighter with Quantrill during the American Civil War, Younger and
his brothers teamed up with a gang in 1868 and began robbing banks and stage
coaches in Missouri and Kentucky. After most of their gang had been killed or captured
or just plain quit, the Youngers joined up with Frank and Jesse James and added train
robbery and murder to their list of crimes. With the Pinkerton National Detective Agency
on their trail, the James-Younger gang headed for Minnesota. There, they decided to rob a bank.

But the robbery went awry when the townspeople took up arms, wounding and killing some of the
robbers. With hundreds of Minnesotans in hot pursuit, the James brothers made it back to Missouri
but the three Younger brothers (Cole, Bob and Jim) were wounded and captured. The Youngers pled
guilty to their crimes and were sentenced to life in prison at Stillwater, Minnesota. Bob died of TB
while in prison; Cole and Jim were paroled in 1901. Jim committed suicide in 1902. Cole wrote a memoir
portraying himself as more of a Confederate avenger than an outlaw. He lectured and and toured the
South with Frank James in a Wild West show. Several years later he declared himself a Christian and
lived a fairly peaceful life. Cole Younger is buried in Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Saturday, June 17, 1933

Straightened up the house today for tomorrow. It sure is hot! I went out and played with Pauline.

Scene in front of the Kansas City railroad depot moments after the attack
June 17, 1933 - Union Station Massacre AKA The Kansas City Massacre

The Union Station Massacre took place on the morning of June 17, 1933. Convicted bank robber
Frank "Jelly Roll" Nash had escaped from the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, only to be
recaptured in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was brought by train back to Kansas City, and from there,
 federal and local law enforcement officers planned to drive him back to Leavenworth.

As Nash’s custodians led him in handcuffs across the Union Station parking lot to a waiting car,
 two Nash allies, intending to free him, waited in another car. The resulting gunfight led to the deaths
of Nash, a federal agent, two Kansas City, Missouri, police officers, and a police chief from
Oklahoma. Two more federal agents were wounded in the clash.

The car carrying Nash’s would-be “rescuers” sped away, and a subsequent federal investigation
into the events of June 17, 1933, led to the execution of co-conspirator/cop killerAdam Richetti, as well
as uncovering the involvement of Kansas City’s own hometown crime boss Johnny Lazia in arming,
harboring and aiding the killers in their escape.

Two big names emerged from the nationwide publicity surrounding the Union Station Massacre.
It has long been rumored, although never proven, that Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd was one of the
two men who intended to rescue Nash outside of Union Station that morning. And leading
the federal investigation of the massacre was a young J. Edgar Hoover, who would later gain
 momentum and funding for the growing agency he headed, which would eventually become
known as the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Friday, June 16, 1933

Washed some more woodwork today but didn't quite finish. Swept floors. Washed front room windows.

Great Seal of the United States.
The Banking Act of 1933, enacted June 16, 1933, was a law that established the
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to insure bank deposits in the
United States. It also introduced other banking reforms. The act was a reaction to the
collapse of a large portion of the American commercial banking system in early 1933.
It is most commonly known as the Glass–Steagall Act, after its legislative sponsors,
 Senator Carter Glass (D-VA) and Congressman Henry B. Steagall (D-AL). 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thursday, June 15, 1933

Started in with general housecleaning today. Washed part of the woodwork. Our wallpaper cleaning is done.

Play-Doh Retro Canister
Composed of flour, water, salt, boric acid, and silicone oil, the non-toxic, non-staining,
reusable modeling compound that came to be known as Play-Doh was originally a pliable,
putty-like wallpaper cleaner concocted by Noah McVicker for Kutol Products, a family-owned
Cincinnati-based soap company. Following World War II, McVicker's nephew, Joseph McVicker,
joined Kutol and discovered the wallpaper cleaner was being used by nursery school children to make
Christmas ornaments. Joe McVicker took Play-Doh to an educational convention for manufacturers of
school supplies, and the rest is history. Play-Doh's current manufacturer is Hasbro. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wednesday, June 14, 1933

Today is Flag Day. Daddy, Pauline and I went to the Perky Bros. Auction. I took care of the kids while Gweyn went up to 27th Street today.

Seattle postmark and two stamps showing the June 14, 1933 date for Flag Day that year

But look closer at the postmark. Who knew the U.S.S. Constituion (Old Ironsides) was still
making trips in 1933? Does anyone have an answer?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Tuesday, June 13, 1933

Joyce and I went up to the library. I got four books: "Penrod," "Lovey Mary," "When Patty Went to College," and "The Dragon's Secret."

Cover 1st edition of Penrod.jpg
Penrod by Booth Tarkington
Publication Date: 1914
Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap

Penrod is a collection of comic sketches by Booth Tarkington that was
first published in 1914. The book follows the misadventues of Penrod Schofield,
an eleven-year-old boy growing up in the pre-World War 1 Midwestern United States,
in a similar vein to Tom Sawyer. In Penrod, Tarkington established characters who appeared
in two further books, Penrod and Sam (1916) and Penrod and Jashber (1929). The three books
were published together in one volume, Penrod: His Complete Story in 1931.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Monday, June 12, 1933

Betty and I had a tea party for Baby Doll and Joyce. We had two kinds of sandwiches, cake, ice cream, candy and peanuts. Daddy came back from up home.


Edouard Daladier, the Premier of France, center, stands with the French delegation to the
World Economic Conference in London, which began on June 12, 1933. More than a thousand
of the world's top finance and government officials squeezed into London's stuffy Geological
 Museum to try to win agreement on measures to fight global depression, revive international trade,
and stablilize currency exchange rates. Six weeks later, the World Economic Conference gave up and,
without agreement, adjourned amid squabbling and finger-pointing between the world's democracies.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sunday, June 11, 1933

Didn't go to Sunday School today. Mrs. Raifert invited Mother and I for dinner. Clara and Ollie and Lee and Hattie were there.

June 11, 1933
Maureen O'Sullivan (May 17, 1911 – June 23, 1998)

O'Sullivan acted in 64 movies (playing Jane to Johnny Weismuller's Tarzan
six times), five short subjects, and eleven television shows (including a 1984 cast
 member role in the long-running Guiding Light soap opera). 

Married to director John Farrow, O'Sullivan was the mother of seven children:
Michael Damien (1939–1958), Patrick Joseph (1942–2009), Maria de Lourdes (Mia),
John Charles, Stephanie, Prudence, and Theresa Magdalena (Tisa). After Farrow's
death she married James Cushing. There were no children born of that marriage.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Saturday, June 10, 1933

I got up today as I got over that measles rash. I went outside a little bit and talked to Betty, Joyce and Baby Doll.

On June 10, 1933, Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow and W.D. Jones were traveling at a high rate of speed.
Seven miles north of Wellington (Texas) Clyde realized too late that the bridge was out
and flipped the car into the ravine below. Clyde and W.D. were uninjured and retrieved
the weapons from the wreckage. A spark ignited the leaking fuel and started to burn Bonnie,
who was pinned underneath the car. W.D. and Clyde heard Bonnie's screams and tried in vain
to lift the car up enough to free her. Her face, arms and legs were badly burned before two witnesses
to the accident helped lift the car off her. After that Bonnie was always seen being carried around by Clyde.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Friday, June 9, 1933

Today was our last day of school. Got report cards. When I came home from school, I had red spots all over me. Doctor said measles rash.

On June 9, 1933, the President of the District Court in Tilsit, East Prussia, sent the above notice
to a Jewish lawyer named Finkelstein. It relayed the news that Mr. Finkelstein’s name had been
 removed from the list of lawyers licensed at the local court in Tilsit on June 7, 1933, and from
the list of lawyers licensed at the Tilsit district court on June 9, 1933. This was in keeping with
the Reich Ministry of the Interior adopting the "Law Regarding Admission to the Bar" on April 
7, 1933. From that point on, lawyers who were considered politically unreliable or of "non-Aryan
descent" were dismissed or forced into retirement.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Thursday, June 8, 1933

Tonight was our Commencement exercise. Aunt Kate, Uncle Laten and Helen, and Mother and Daddy came. I got my diploma. Got to go back tomorrow.

Ruth Catherine McKenzie
Age 13
Ninth Grade Graduation
June 1933

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wednesday, June 7, 1933

Didn't have to go to school today. Aunt Katie and Uncle Laten came by and took Mother and I to town. Had our hair fixed.

Nelly Don Handy Dandy Apron

Designed and manufactured by The Donnelly Garment Company in Kansas City, Missouri,
the apron was patented around 1925. Millions were sold and the production of the Handy
Dandy helped keep the factory open through the Depression. A seamstress never had to
remove the apron from the machine while stitching. The wholesale cost was $6.50 a dozen.

Ellen Quinlan Donnelly Reed (Nell Donnelly) designed a simple pink gingham frock in 1916,
and sold 18 dozen of them to Peck's Dry Goods Company in Kansas City. That was the
beginning of her Nelly Don brand, a brand that sold 75 million dresses from 1916 to 1978,
making it the largest dress manufacturer of the 20th Century. Nell Donnelly Reed died in 1991.



Monday, June 6, 2011

Tuesday, June 6, 1933

Today in English we finished "Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare. Luckily, we do not have any test on it.

The world's first drive-in movie opens in Camden, New Jersey, on June 6, 1933
(Note: This is the reverse side of the movie screen)

The concept was developed by Richard Hollingshead Jr., who experimented with various
projection and sound techniques in the driveway of his house. Using a 1928 Kodak
projector mounted on the hood of his car and aimed at a screen pinned to some trees,
 Hollingshead worked out the spacing logistics to make sure that all cars had an
unobstructed view of the screen. He received a patent for his idea in May 1933 and opened
his first drive-in theater only three weeks later. They quickly fanned out across the country.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Monday, June 5, 1933

This starts the lasat week of school. In English we've got just one act of Caesar, and in Civics we've got to finish City Government.

John Lazia
John Lazia (born John Lazzio) AKA "Brother John" - 1896-1934
An American organized crime figure in Kansas City, Missouri

Grown wealthy from his bootlegging and gambling operations, Lazia had strong ties to the
Pendergast machine, which convinced the police department to turn a blind eye to his criminal
activities. But in June of 1933, Lazia's position came under fire when a series of events challenged
control of his leadership. First was the Mary McElroy kidnapping (see June 4, 1933 entry). The
kidnapping was a blow to Lazia's pride and he felt it undermined his importance to Pendergast.
Things were not about to get better. A local gang leader, Vernon Miller, asked Lazia to supply him
several gunmen to free two bank robbers who were being transported by train through Kansas City
... continued on June 17, 1933.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sunday, June 4, 1933

Went to Sunday School and church. It looked like it was going to rain this a.m., but it didn't. Went out and played.

Shirley Temple in "Polly Tix in Washington"
Comedy short written and directed by Charles Lamont
Released June 4, 1933

The 11-minute film stars Temple as Polly Tix, Butler and Smith as politicians,
Gloria Ann Mack as The Little Sister, and Philip Hurlic as Dynamite. Shirley Temple Black
describes the plot in her autobiography: "I was a strumpet on the payroll of the Nipple Trust
and Anti-Castor Oil Lobby. Mine was the task of seducing a newly arrived bumpkin senator."
Temple wore black lace panties and bra designed by her mother, and, as her biographer
Anne Edwards summarizes, "Jack Hays's intentions were obvious. The Baby Burlesks
were meant to titillate male matinee audiences" The script required Temple to take a ride
in an ostrich-drawn cart but the frightened bird bolted and Temple came close to being killed

Friday, June 3, 2011

Saturday, June 3, 1933

Daddy and Uncle Laten went fishing at the Lake of the Woods. Gweyn was over. I went out and played with Pauline and Betty.
Mary McElroy. Photo courtesy The Kansas City Star
Mary McElroy (1907 - 1940)

Mary McElroy, daughter of Kansas City city manager and member of the Pendergast political
machine Henry McElroy, was kidnapped on May 27, 1933 from her Kansas City home. She
was released after 34 hours of captivity, following payment of a $30,000 ransom, but she never
fully recovered from the emotional turmoil caused by the publicity and the ensuing trial. 

Three of the four accomplices were quickly arrested, one of them on June 3, 1933.
Walter McGee was sentenced to death, the first time in the United States that such
a harsh penalty had ever been exacted for a kidnapping.  George McGee, the younger
brother of Walter, received a life sentence.  Clarence Click, owner of the property where
Mary McElroy was held captive, was sentenced to eight years.  After Walter McGee's
appeals reached Supreme Court, the sentence of death was upheld. Ironically, it was Mary
and her father who convinced the governor to issue a stay of execution. Eventually
McGee's sentence was commuted to life in prison.

Henry McElroy died in 1939, shortly after he was forced to resign as city manager following the 
downfall of Tom Pendergast. Mary never managed to adjust to life without her father and
and continued to feel pressure from members of the media who were eager to capitalize on
stories of her kidnapping and the plummeting political legacy of her father. The pressures ultimately
became too much for her, and on January 20, 1940, Mary McElroy committed suicide.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Friday, June 1, 1933

Doris Anderson and I went to the Fashion Show. They also had a picture show and a few other things.

Frank Monroe Hawks (1897 - 1938) in the Texaco Eaglet
WWI vet - record-breaking aviator - billed as "the fastest airman in the world"

On June 2, 1933, Hawks set the west-to-east transcontinental airspeed record in
"Texaco Sky Chief", flying from Los Angeles to Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn,
New York, in 13 hours, 26 minutes, and 15 seconds at an average speed of 181 mph.

After years of record-setting flights, Hawks died in 1938 flying a Gwinn Aircar
which crashed in East Aurora, New York.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Thursday, June 1, 1933

I took most of my books home. It sure is hot. I stayed after school with Eilean and helped Miss Gilmore.

Erle Stanley Gardner biography
Erle Stanley Gardner (1889 - 1970)
An American lawyer and prolific author of detective stories, Gardener was best known for the
Perry Mason series. He also published under the pseudonyms A.A. Fair, Kyle Corning,
Charles M. Green, Carleton Kendrake, Charles J. Kenny, Les Tillray and Robert Parr.
Dead Man's Diamonds: Go Get 'Em Garver Novelette (Dime Detective) was published on June 1, 1933.
His first Perry Mason novel, The Case of the Velvet Claws, was published by Pocket Books in 1933.