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‘There can be no constitutional democracy in any community which denies to the individual his freedom to speak and worship as he wishes.’ Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd. U.S. President Served March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945 Peugeot 402 Darl’Mat

1938 COST OF LIVING

John “Cactus Jack” Garner

32nd U.S. Vice President • Adolf Hitler abolishes the War Ministry Served March 4, 1933 – Jan. 20, 1941 and creates the Oberkommando der Weh-

World events

• German War Minister Field Marshal Werner von Blomberg resigns Jan. 27, following the revelation that his new wife had previously posed for pornographic photos.

rmacht (High Command of the Armed Forces) on Feb. 4, giving him direct control of the German military. • Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia on March 3. • German troops occupy Austria on March 12; annexation is declared the following day. • Pope Pius XI canonizes Andrew Bobola, Salvador of Horta and John Leonardi as saints April

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“Carefree” leads the box office.

miers, giving Daffy his nam

“Daffy Duck & Egghead” pre

17 — Easter Sunday. • German troops march into the Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia on Oct. 1. The Polish government gives the Czech government an ultimatum stating that Zaolzie region must be handed over within twenty-four hours. The Czechs have little choice but to comply. Polish forces occupy Zaolzie. • In Nazi Germany, Jews’ passports are invalidated Oct. 5, and those who needed a passport for emigration purposes were given one marked with the letter J (“Jude” – “Jew”).

U.S. News

• The Merrie Melodies cartoon short “Daffy Duck & Egghead” is released Jan. 1, being the first cartoon to give Daffy Duck his current name, and his second appearance. • President Roosevelt establishes the March of Dimes on Jan. 3. • Thornton Wilder’s play “Our Town” is performed for the first time anywhere Jan. 22 in Princeton, New Jersey. It premieres in New York City on Feb. 4. • The Niagara Bridge at Niagara Falls, New York collapses Jan. 27 due to an ice jam. • Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” the first cel-animated feature in motion picture history, is released Feb. 4 following a premiere the previous year. • The Santa Ana River spills over its banks during a rainy winter March 3, killing 58 people in Orange County and causing trouble as far inland as Palm Springs. • Superman first appears (as a backup story) April 18 in “Action Comics #1.” • Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis knocks out Max Schmeling on June 22 in the first round of their rematch at Yankee Stadium in New York City. • The last reunion of the Blue and Gray commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3 in Gettysburg, Penn. • Howard Hughes sets a new record July 14 by completing a 91-hour airplane flight around the world.

Joe Louis knocks out Max Schmeling in the first round of their rematch.

• The minimum wage is established by law in the United States at 25 cents an hour Oct. 24. • Orson Welles’ radio adaptation of “The War of the Worlds” is broadcast Oct. 30, causing panic in various parts of the United States.

Movies • • • • • • • • • •

“Carefree” “The Adventures of Robin Hood” “You Can’t Take it With You” “Bringing Up Baby” “The Lady Vanishes” “Torchy Blane in Panama” “Angels with Dirty Faces” “Gold Diggers in Paris” “Jezebel” “Holiday”

BORN THIS YEAR: Natalie Wood, actress (Nov. 29). Above left: Etta James, singer (Jan. 25); Charley Pride, singer (March 18); Christopher Lloyd, actor (Oct. 22); Jon Voight, actor (Dec. 29).

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“Wabash Cannonball,” Roy Acuff “Change Partners,” Fred Astaire “Don’t Be That Way,” Benny Goodman “I”ve Got a Pocketful of Dreams,” Bing Crosby • “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby,” Bing Crosby

Music

• “Begin the Beguine,” Artie Shaw • “Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen,” The Andrews Sisters • “A-Tisket ATasket,” Ella Fitzgerald • “Thanks for the Memory,” Bob Hope & Shirley Ross

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•  Income per year ....... $1,730 •  Minimum Wage .............. 25¢ •  New house .............. $3,900 •  Rent ................................... $27 •  New car........................... $763 •  Gallon of gas ................... 10¢ •  Gallon of milk . ............... 50¢ •  Loaf of bread ..................... 9¢ •  First-class stamp ...............3¢ •  Movie ticket .................... 25¢

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