Czech Genealogy & History: Amerikán Národní Kalendář Table of Contents Translation 1935 – Volume LVIII
Onward To Our Past® is pleased to provide the very first English translation of the 1935 edition of the Czech-American annual journal, Amerikán Národní Kalendář. This translation is part of our work to translate the Tables of Contents (Obsah) from all 79 years of this fabulous Czech genealogy, history, and culture compendium. Our work today joins our previous Tables of Contents translations for the following years: 1881, 1889, 1892, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1929, and 1939. Work continues on many additional Tables of Contents, which will be posted as soon as they are completed.
So let’s take a look at 1935 and what was happening in the world of our Czech ancestors at that time. Here is a sampling of events and information:
The United States was in the depths of The Great Depression (1929-1939) with unemployment still running at over 20%.
In Italy, Mussolini’s army attacked Ethiopia.
Germany was rearming, created the Luftwaffe, and the Nuremberg Laws were passed stripping Jews of their civil rights.
The Hoover Dam was completed.
A man by the name of Bill Wilson began Alcoholics Anonymous.
The WPA (Works Progress Administration) was passed into law.
The United States Social Security Act was passed and signed into law.
One of the worst dust storms in U.S. history struck the Great Plaines states.
The first Technicolor film of Mickey Mouse was shown.
Persia was renamed Iran.
Penguin produced the very first paperback book.
Babe Ruth hit his final homerun (#714)
The first trans-Pacific airmail delivery was made by Pan American Airlines’ China Clipper.
The ‘Labor Day Hurricane’ (Category 5) struck the Florida Keys.
So there you have a look at the world and the United States in 1935.
Below you will find our exclusive translation of the Table of Contents (Obsah) for the 1935 edition of the wonderful Czech-American annual journal, Amerikán Národní Kalendář.
The National Calendar for the Year
Under the Editorship of R. Jaromír Pšenka
Over a hundred serious and humorous illustrations
Volume LVIII (58)
Published and printed by August Geringer & Sons, 2520 So. Crawford Ave., Chicago, Ill.
Table of Contents:
Title Picture: Dear Guests of Chicago during the days of Congress of ČSA (Czech Fraternal Association= Czech Fraternal Life) and JČD (Association of Czech Democrats? Jednota Českých Demokratů (?)) during the Czech Days in the Czech National Cemetery
Annual Calendar. Moving and fixed holidays; annual seasons. – Overview of year 1935. Solar eclipse in 1935. Sings of the zodiac. 3
Monthly rubrics with first names. – Inserted pages for incomes and expenses in the household. – Moon phases. – Sayings. 4-27
Dates of Birth and Death for Famous Czechoslovaks and American Czechoslovaks 28
Tariffs and most important postal laws 29
Chicago and The Centuries of Progress Exhibition, whole page picture 30
THE TREASURE BELOW THE OZARKS. – Written by R. Pšenka, includes 9 illustrations by academic painter Emanuel Nádherný. 31
Sokol’s brave heart has stopped beating. Dr. Jiří Vaníček died. (Two illustrations) 55
SON FROM AMERICA (A short story in verse) Written by Josef Kusala 84
Čech Countryside. (A poem) Eugen Lederer 88
Following the Marsh Fairy. – From the literary estate of Josef Buňata 89
ON THE LOVE PATHS OF A YOUNG TEACHER. – Written by R. Veselská 97
Remembering one of the builders of the Czechoslovak Republic Antonín Švehla (with portrait) 107
Professor Otakar Ševčík died (with portrait) 120
Sweet Mother. A poem. — Zdena Vykypělová 135
JUDA CAKES. – Written by Dr. Josef Štýbr 149
CABBAGE STALKS. – (Pictures from Domažlice.) Written by Antonín Švejnar 155
COLLECTION OF HUMOR AND JOKES. (Richly illustrated.) 161
FROM THE MEMORY OF OLD CZECH SETTLERS. – Pioneering Czech settlers in the Langlade County in Wisconsin: V. Smetana and Albert Bárta jr. (Written by S. J. Illichmann Jr.), includes three illustrations – Šimon Rokůsek (with portrait). Charles Prasifka from Ellinger in Texas (with picture). – Grandmother Anna Boháč (ová) reached 103 years (with portrait). 176
PEOPLE WHO LEFT US: Josef Buňata (with portrait) p. 182. – Josef Hácha (with portrait)p.190. – Hanuš Farský (with portrait) p. 196. – Peter V. Rovnianek (with portrait)p. 198. –Antonín Pregler (with portrait) p. 199. – Antoním Kelner (with portrait) p. 200. – Jan Froelich (with portrait) p. 201.
Reminiscence of the past times in the Sokol Movement (with illustration) 202
The way it looks in heaven (A poem). – Written by Karel V. Kutan 202
FROM THE LIVES OF COUNTRYMEN IN FAR AWAY FOREIGN COUNTRIES: — Back to the soil – in Columbia. Written by eng. Alois Hora. (With three illustrations) 203
Our countrymen at the celebration of 100 years of existence of Toronto in Canada. 208
Winter Forest Dream. (A poem) — Written by Marie Matoušková. 213
FROM THE GALLERY OF OUTSTANDING AMERICANS OF CZECHOSLOVAK BLOOD. Dr. Ladimír Hrudka (with portrait). – Dr. Clifford Barborka (with portrait). – Karel Šmrha z Milligan, Ne. (with portrait). – Francis Lederer (with portrait). 214
On the Formation of the Solar System. – Written by Dr. Karel Hujer (two illustrations) 217
Parasites in the Human Body. – Dr Karel H. Breuer 220
The American Flag besides the Czechoslovak one above Prague (full page picture from the III. Workers Olympics in Prague in 1934.) 223
THE EXHIBIT OF CENTURIES OF PROGRESS in its second year. (p. 5 of illustrations) 225
Kladno Natives in America. Czsl Day of Sport – Čermák’s Memorial. (3 illustrations) 233
The First Congress of Czechoslovak Associations in America. 238
XII. Congress of the Czech Ladies Association. 240
Magdaléna Dobromila Rettigová (with portrait) 243
Czech Sisterly Supporting Association 247
Catastrophe of the Ship Morro Castle 251