We all (Daddy, Mother and I) and Rita Mae went up to Aunt Nellie's for dinner and supper. Went over to Marie's. Gladys stayed all night.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I went back up to Henry's this evening, then Daddy and I and Mother and Newt went over to Carrie's. I played the piano.
|Founded on August 30, 1933 through the merger of Air Orient, Compagnie Générale |
Aéropostale, Société Générale de Transport Aérien (SGTA, the first French carrier,
founded as Lignes Aériennes Farman in 1919), Air Union and CIDNA (Compagnie
Internationale de Navigation). The airline had extensive routes across Europe, but also
to French colonies in northern Africa and elsewhere. During World War II, Air France
moved its operations to Casablanca, Morocco; the airline was featured prominently in the film Casablanca.
Monday, August 29, 2011
We stayed all night at Mart's. Went up to Henry's in the a.m. Then we went back and had dinner. I stayed there all night. Smoked the ham.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Rita Mae and I went to Clay. Got some candy. Henry and Newt and Emmett and Melvin came down and we all had watermelon.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Rita Mae and Ruby stayed all night. We all went down to Olive's for dinner. Sure good. Then we stayed at Joe's.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Ruby stayed all night last night. We played upstairs. Rita Mae came up and we all had watermelon.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Daddy and Uncle Joe fixed the tractor shed. Then Ruby and Rita Mae and Ralph and I all went to the C.E. Social.
|Kansas City Pla-Mors Hockey Team 1927-1933|
The Kansas City Pla-Mors were a minor pro team in Kansas City, Missouri.
They played in the American Hockey Association from 1927 to 1933 and the
United States Hockey League from 1945 to 1949. The first Pla-Mors team won
the playoffs in 1929-30 and 1932-33, but lost the final in 1930-31. They played at
the Pla-Mor Ice Palace. In 1933, they changed their name to the Kansas City
Greyhounds. They were sold in 1940 and became the Kansas City Americans,
who lasted until the league folded in 1942 bacause of World War II.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Went up to Emmett and Melvin's for dinner. Daddy fixed roof. Went over to Annie McKenzie's (Ruth's step-grandmother). She gave me a pretty pocket watch.*
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Olive and Ruby and Aunt Minnie stopped by for Mother and I, and we went up to Nellie's. Went down to Mart's in the p.m.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Rita Mae stayed all night again last night. We went up to Nellie's in our car. We had fried chicken.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Rita Mae stayled all night with me up here at Henry's. We had chicken for dinner. Got our car fixed.
Mrs. Dewey (Ruth) Busch
Tacoma (WA) City Champion
On a refreshing Monday morning, August 21, 1933,
seventy-four women teed off at Allenmore in the 18-hole
qualifying round of the first tournament held by the
Washington State Women's Public Links Association.
Ruth Busch was the first to sign up for the tournament
and the first to tee-off. In the qualifying round she was
medallist, finishing two strokes Madonna Haubner, who
was then Allenmore champion. In the 36-hole final on Friday,
Ruth defeated Madonna, 6 and 5. Ruth Busch wound
up being a three-time champion in 1933, 1934, and 1935.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Finished hemming my dress for church. We had all planned to go on a picnic today at Clay but it rained. Went down to Mart's for dinner and supper.
|Blue Fancy and Rose Fancy adorable little frock. |
The sheer printed chiffon volle is distinctly cut and
comes with a rayon grosgrain ribbon sash
Friday, August 19, 2011
Mart almost had a runaway, and hurt his leg. Went back up to Henry's. Rita Mae and I baked a molasses cake. It sure tasted good.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Went up to Mrs. S's birthday party. Had chicken, slaw, beans, ice cream, cake, etc. Stayed all night at Rita Mae's.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Stayed all night last nite at Ruby's. Went up to Emmett's for dinner. Stayed all night up to Gladys's.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I went down to Ruby's last night. Then we went up to Emmett and Melvin's for dinner and supper.
|August 16, 1933 - Kansas City, Missouri|
Mobster Charles Gargotta - AKA "Mad Dog - (center) being escorted to his arraignment
to face charges of murdering bootlegger Ferris Anthon and the attempted murder of
Sheriff Thomas Bash on August 12, 1933. He is being escorted by Chief Deputy
William Schickhardt (left) and Deputy Al Finkelstine.
At the behest of crime boss John Lazia, Gargotta and several other mobsters shot
Anthon as he was entering his apartment building in Kansas City. However, Jackson
County Sheriff Tom Bash and a depty came upon the scene and opened fire. Two of
Lazia's men were killed and one escaped. During the firefight, Gargotta leaped from
the car, emptied a Colt .45 automatic at Bash, and then surrendered, yelling, "Don't
shoot me! Don't shoot me!"
Eventually Gargotta was acquitted of the homicide charge but convicted of the
illegal possession of a handgun. Charges flew that the jury had been bribed, and
the police offer handling the evidence was convicted of perjury. Over protests from the
police department, among others, the Governor of Missouri pardoned Gargotta.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Rode up to Emmett and Melvin's, then went back to Henry's. Ruby stayed all night. My dad went to Kansas City, Kansas.
|Soft tucked crown of sparkling Crystalline straw fabric, flattering over brim of |
fine hair and Lacey pedaline straw and tiny harmonizing rayon plush flowers
for trimming. In Black and White or Blue and Lavender.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Went down to Olive's. Ruby and I put on our bathing suits and stayed in the rain until it quit. We went up to store. Got some candy.
|This was in the middle of the great depression, and many farms had been decimated |
due to the drought which created dust bowls out of farming land. With no money for new
tractors, some farmers turned their Ford Model As or Ts into tractors by replacing
the regular tires with a giant pair of tractor wheels together with the required
gearing for the old back axle of their Fords. One owner claimed it did the cultivating
work of three horses on 6 gallons of gasoline a day - all for $99.50
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Went to church at Parallel, then all of us up to Aunt Nellie's for dinner. Had fried chicken. Went horseback riding, then went home with Ruby's. Daddy came up.
L-R: Ruth, Rita Mae, Gladys, Ruby
Clay Center, Kansas
Friday, August 12, 2011
Rita Mae and I and Mart's and Mother went to Clay (Center) today. I bought me a tablet and ice cream cone. Had ice cream for supper.
|Detective Fiction Weekly - August 12, 1933|
Issue #9 in The Compleat Adventures of Satan Hall
Starring: Detective Frank "Satan" Hall
Author: Carroll John Daly
Thursday, August 11, 2011
I lost my nickel that Daddy gave me. The girls all played with the cats. All of us (everybody) went up to Henry and Newt's and had muskmelon and watermelon.
CCC* Company 879
Davis Mountains State Park, Texas
August 11, 1933Copyright (c) E. O. Goldbeck
CCC* Civilian Conservation Corps
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Helen and I went down to Rita Mae's again. We got some candy. We stayed all night at Rita Mae's.
|1933 Volkswagen Prototype|
Designed by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, the People's Car (Volkswagen)
included an air-cooled, horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine
mounted in the rear which would power a 650 kg car to a maximum speed
of 100 km/h with average fuel consumption of less than 14 litres per 100
kilometres. This car, which Porsche called the Type 60 (and which would
become the VW 30 prototype), would be able to climb a 30 per cent grade
in first gear. It would have all-independent suspension, in an era when most
cars did not even have independent springing at the front, let alone the rear.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
We stayed all night at Henry's. Helen and I and Rita Mae went down to Ruby's, and Olive and them went to Rita Mae's. Went back to Henry's.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Mother and I went up home with Aunt Katie and Uncle Laten and Helen. Left at 5:30 p.m. and got there at 12:30 a.m.
|White Rose Gas Station |
Country Club Plaza
Kansas City, Missouri
This is where Ruth's Uncle Laten likely filled his car with gasoline.
The boy-with-the-slate in the front was the brand of the National Refining Company of
Cleveland, Ohio, (ENARCO), which owned the White Rose stations. His sign here says:
"The weak days - yesterday and tomorrow"
The average price of gasoline in 1933: 10 - 20 cents per gallon,
depending on where you lived (East and West coasts higher).
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Daddy called up Aunt Katie. I believe we are going up home (Clay Center, KS) sometime tomorrow. I got my suitcase packed.
|The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Circus Magazine|
and Daily Review Program from 1933 when they celebrated their Golden Jubilee.
There are B&W photos of performers and articles about the circus. Also printed in the
program is the listing of acts that appeared during this season. Big name acts appearing
this year included Wallendas High Wire Act, Clyde Beatty, Con Colleano Wire Walker,
Flying Concellos and Hugo Zacchini Human Cannon Act. Clowns included Felix Adler,
Lou Jacobs and Jackie LeClaire, plus many more.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
I went over and played with Betty this morning. I think we are going up home (Clay Center, KS) pretty soon. I went up to the playground.
|Colt-made Thompson Submachine gun - 1921 model|
In 1933 the Kansas City Missouri Police Department had three Thompson Submachine
guns in their possession. All three guns were purchased by the Department in 1932. It is
unknown if these guns were ever registered per requirements of the National Firearms Act
of 1934. It is believed these are the only Thompsons the department ever owned.
During patrol duty, the Thompsons were normally kept in the Department's two radio
cars. Approximately two weeks before the transfer of Frank Nash through Union Station
in Kansas City, Missouri, (see June 17 entry) all three Thompsons were mysteriously
missing from the radio cars and remained unaccountable. Then about two weeks after
the massacre at Union Station, the Thompsons once again magically reappeared
in the possession of the Kansas City Police Department!
It is reported that the guns have since been kept in the Department's gun vault.
Friday, August 5, 2011
I baked a chocolate cake for Daddy. Today was his birthday. Pauline and I went to the show and saw White Zombie. SCAREY!
Starring Bela Lugosi and Madge Bellamy
Directed by Victor Halperin
Written by Garnett Weston
Plot Summary: A young man turns to a witch doctor to lure the woman
he loves away from her fiance, but instead turns her into a zombie slave.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
We sold some more trash and got a dime for it. We got us all some candy. Nadine was down and we all went out and played.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Pauline, N and I sold some trash. We got 17 cents. We bought us eacher Milk Nickel (chocolate covered ice milk on a stick). Helen and them were by.
|The first version of the Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Wrist Watch from 1933.|
It cost $2.75 new.
At auction it brought $6,160.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
I went out and swung up under the tree. It rained a little today. Bernice came down and Pauline and her and I went to lunch.
|Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra|
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra was the most successful jazz band
in the Midwest. The band toured all over the country and had a top-selling
recording in 1927 called "South." In 1929 Count Basie of The Blue Devils
joined the band, and then several other members of the Devils followed him
to the orchestra. Count Basie took over the orchestra in 1935 after Moten's
death from a botched tonsillectomy. Under Basie's leadership the band emerged
as one of the greatest of all jazz bands.
Monday, August 1, 2011
I went out and played today with Pauline. Mother washed. It rained. Daddy made me a swing but it done broke and he had to fix it.