|Leningrad, Russia - October 31, 1933|
In response to advances in German rocketry, the Soviet Government merges GIRD (Jet Propulsion
Research Group) with GDL (Gas Dynamics Laboratory) in Leningrad. The merger creates the RNII
(Jet Propulsion Research Institute), headed up by the military engineer Ivan Kleimenov. This group
contains a number of people who are are enthusiastic proponents of space travel, including Valentine
Glushko. Sergey Korolyov becomes the Deputy Chief of the institute, where he will lead the development
of cruise missiles and of a manned rocket-powered glider.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Today was Hallowe'en. This evening Beatrice and Virginia and their brother and Bernice and I went Hallowe'ening.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Daddy took me to school this morning. We had a substitute in History today. Walked home with Ruth.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Mother and I went to Sunday School and church. We went out east and rode around a lake in the afternoon.
Lake Lotawana was developed in the late 1920s and early 1930s
in eastern Jackson County by Milton Thompson. Legend has it
that Jesse James and the Quantrill's Raiders used to hide out in the
area where Lake Lotawana was later developed. In fact, the tale goes
on to say that Jesse James actually had a cabin on the lake ... though
no one has ever been able to confirm said cabin's location.
Today, the City of Lake Lotawana is home to over 2,000 residents.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Got Mrs. Raifert some meat. Cut my hand. Went over to Helen's. Had a swell time. Traded dresses with Helen. They brought us home.
|Jesse Clyde Nichols, better known as J.C. Nichols (August 23, 1880 - February 16, 1950), |
Nichols was a prominent developer of commercial and residential real estate in Kansas City.
He was born in Olathe, Kansas, attended the University of Kansas and Harvard University.
His developments include the Country Club Plaza, the first suburban shopping center in the
United States and the Country Club District, the largest contiguous master-planned community
in the United States.
He called his method "planning for permanence," for his objective was to "develop whole
residential neighborhoods that would attract an element of people who desired a better way
of life, a nicer place to live and would be willing to work in order to keep it better." Nichols
invented the percentage lease, where rents are on based tenants' gross receipts. The
percentage lease is now a standard practice in commercial leasing across the United States.
Nichols relied on restrictive covenants to control the uses of the lands in the neighborhoods
he developed. Most of the covenants restricted the lands to residential uses, and contained other
features such as setback and free space requirements. However, homes in the Country Club District
were restricted with covenants that prohibited African Americans and Jews from owning or
occupying the homes, unless they were servants. Nichols did not invent the practice, but he
used it to effectively bar ethnic minorities from living in his properties during the first half of the
century. His restrictive covenant model was later adopted by the federal government to help
implement similar policies in other regions of the United States. Ultimately, the 1948 Supreme
Court decision Shelley v. Kraemer made such covenants unenforceable.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
We have been having a substitute in English all this week. I went swimming and swam 40 lengths.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Daddy took me to school today. It was raining. I walked home with Ruth. I got my nightstand.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I went swimming today at school. Went to the tables at Study Hall. Walked home with Ruth Ray.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Mother dyed my jacket. Sugar came down and she and Pauline and I went to show. Saw 70,000 Witnesses.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
I stayed all night last night at Mrs. Raifert's but not tonight. Mother washed. I went over to Betty's.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Didn't go to Sunday School or church. Mrs. Raifert ate a little dinner with us today. Ollie was over this evening.
Friday, October 21, 2011
I came home from Mrs. Raifert's this morning. Went downtown today. Stayed all night again.
|University of Kansas City Administration Building (circa 1933)|
During a bright autumn day on October 1, 1933, nearly 2,000 people gathered in the shade of trees
along the south side of Brush Creek to officially celebrate the opening of the University of Kansas City.
Inspired speeches by Chairman of the Board Ernest E. Howard and Dr. Burris Jenkins, a prominent
local minister, declared the founders' intention that the university should serve as an institution
of opportunity for Kansas Citians who could not travel far away to attend college. The following day,
on October 2, classes began with 264 students and 17 instructors.
On July 25, 1963, UKC finally succumbed to longstanding financial difficulties and ceased to be a
private university. It instead joined the University of Missouri System, which already had campuses
in Columbia, Rolla, and St. Louis, and was renamed the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Had a vision test in Gym hour. Had a fire drill at school. I stayed all night with Mrs. Raifert.
|Jimmie Rodgers (September 8, 1897 - May 26, 1933)|
Among the first country music superstars and pioneers, Rodgers was also known
as The Singing Brakeman, The Blue Yodeler, and The Father of Country Music.
Suffering from tuberculosis, Rodgers nevertheless traveled from Texas to New York
in May 1933 for what turned out to be his last recording session. Rodgers was so
weakened by the TB that he needed to rest on a cot between songs. He died in New
York, in his room at the Taft Hotel, at the age of 35.
Somewhere Down Below the Dixon Line, one of the songs Jimmie Rodgers
recorded during that last session, was released on October 20, 1933.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Mother was sick in bed all day. I looked for the different types of columns for my History lesson.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Walked to school and home with Ruth Ray. I went swimming. Swam 18 lengths. Had apple pie tonight.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Walked with Pauline. I drew a picture in History on the board for the teacher. I got my lessons.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Ruth came by and we walked to school together. Had a lot of night work this evening.
Sister of the rigid airship USS Akron
Built in Akron, Ohio, the USS. Macon first flew in April 1933, only a few weeks after
Akron's tragic loss. Following a series of test flights, one of which took her from Ohio to
Wisconsin and back, she was commissioned in June. Macon was based at Lakehurst, New Jersey,
during mid-1933 and made several development and training flights during this time.
In October she flew by way of her name city of Macon, Georgia, and Texas to Moffett Field,
California. She arrived on October 16, 1933, and was housed at Hangar One. The hangar was
designed and built for the Macon and is still in existence today. The RMS Titanic could fit in
Hangar One with room to spare at each end of the hangar.
The Macon participated in numerous fleet exercises and problems over the next year and a half.
During the early evening of 12 February 1935, while returning to Moffett Field from an operation
over the ocean, USS Macon encountered a storm off Point Sur, California. A violent gust tore
off her upper fin, causing damage that soon brought her down into the sea. Though all but two
of her crew were rescued, the dirigible sank in deep water, effectively ending the Navy's
controversial, and trouble-plagued, program of rigid airship operations.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Went to Sunday School and church this morning. Ollie was over. Went over to Mrs. Raifert's in p.m.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Got flowers for Mr. Raifert. Went over to Sears Roebuck Co. Went to funeral and cemetery. Ollie was there.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Mr. Raifert died this morning at 5:15 a.m. Collected the money for flowers for him this evening.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Walked to school with Pauline. Gave report in History. They took Mr. Raifert to the hospital about noon. (He was gassed in the war.)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I went swimming today. Bought my lunch. Yesterday we changed our seats in English. Washed the dishes.
Monday, October 10, 2011
My grades are as follows: History - S; Expression - M; Latin - S; English - M; and Gym - M. Bought my lunch.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Went to school. Ruth Ray came after me. Tomorrow is report cards for first five weeks. Walked home with RR.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Mother and I went to Sunday School and church. Bought the paper. Put up the parlor stove. I went to the show.
|Upright Parlor Stove|
Cast-iron parlor, or heating, stoves, whose ornate decoration reflected Victorian sensibility,
came into vogue in the 1850s. Parlor stoves were far more efficient and a family was no longer
tied to the fireplace as its only source of heat. Parlor stove production continued until the 1930s,
when indoor heating rendered them obsolete.
Friday, October 7, 2011
I straightened up the house this morning. Went to the store. I read my library books. Helen's and them were by.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Daddy took me and Pauline and Harold and Beatrice and Lucille and Virginia to school. I made M on the History test.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Ruth Ray came by this morning but she didn't come till too late. I walked home with her tonight.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Went swimming today. It sure got cold in the pool. Tonight I washed the dishes for Mother.
Monday, October 3, 2011
We played volleyball tonight after school but our team, "The Blue Eagles," didn't win. I sewed a little after supper.
|Singer 221 Featherweight Sewing Machine|
Case with bluish-green interior and full tray
Serial Number AD550866
Manufactured October 3, 1933
The Singer Featherweight portable sewing machine is a model made by that company
between 1933 and 1964. The machine (model 221), adapted from an earlier portable, the
Standard SewHandy (which company was bought out by Singer) weighs about 11 pounds
and has been found to be an ideal machine for quilters and other sewers to take to classes
or "on location." Very quiet and sturdily made with all-metal parts (mostly aluminum),
the Featherweight sews only straight stitches but it sews them very well. Even the
oldest machines, if they've been cared for, still sew wonderfully.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Went to school. Our side won the volleyball game. Mother washed clothes today and I brought them in from the line. It was pretty cool outside.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Mother and I went to church. I went out and played with Betty, Joyce and Baby Doll. Ollie was over.