This isn't the first time Papa has left a page of his diary blank, but under the current circumstances -- he's still mourning his father, has a forced week off from work due to the slack summer season, and is generally prone to depression when idle -- his silence seems more loaded.
Still, I'm sure he read the papers that day, so here are a couple of headlines that might have caught his eye:
- CONFIDENT SMITH WILL BE NOMINATED; F.D. Roosevelt Says West Is Turning to Governor as a Real Leader.
- M'ADOO, IF BEATEN, EXPECTED TO SWING HIS VOTES TO GLASS; Virginia Senator Now Looms as Important "Dark Horse" for Democratic Nomination.
Some other items of interest for Papa would have included a blurb on the installation of new officers at the American Jewish Historical Society (a group that's been helpful to this project, by the way) baseball coverage about a Giants win and Yankee and Dodger losses, and reviews of the films Cytherea and the now-legendary Sherlock, Jr. with Buster Keaton.