L Book 1938
In 1938 the world was headed toward war as Germany invaded and annexed Austria, in the process artworks were removed from museums and private homes (The Rothschilds) as "donations" to the new regime.
In the United States, president Franklin Roosevelt established the March of Dimes in January and the minimum wage bill became law in October.
In the arts, the play, "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder premiered in Princeton, New Jersey and Orson Welles' radio play, "The War of the Worlds" terrified people across America in October.
Lawrence Institute of Technology students felt the impact of the economic down-turn, it was noted in the yearbook that the senior prom was cancelled, but two Bingo parties were held instead.