Monthly Archives: June 2006

Whats that on your shirt, Phelan?

June 29, 1907Los AngelesThrough the jail cell’s bars, the officer asked, “Where did you get that blood on your shirt?”E.H. Phelan, a barber at the Hotel Alexandria, said: “No, I did not beat my wife.” He whispered: “She was drunk … Continue reading

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Angelenos and Their Cars

June 28, 1907Los AngelesGive cars to a bunch of wealthy Los Angeles residents and what do they do? Race them, of course. Not on a track this time, but in an endurance test from Los Angeles to Lakeside. And yes, … Continue reading

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A Kinder Simpler Time

A Kinder, Simpler TimeJune 27, 1907Los AngelesLouise arrived in Los Angeles three months ago from Norway with her four young children. She met a man who worked in San Pedro (we only know his initials, F.G.) and before long, they … Continue reading

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The Brute

June 26, 1907Los AngelesFred D. Samuels is a monster and nothing less, according to his aunt, Sister Kostka, assistant mother superior of the Ursuline Convent in Frontenac, Wis. As her mother, Maria S. Bowman, lay dying at her home, 1266 … Continue reading

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Route 66 Begins

June 23, 1907Los AngelesThe Auto Club of Southern California has begun posting white enamel signs with blue lettering along Foothill Boulevard between Los Angeles and Riverside.Spending about half a day, auto club President George Allen Hancock and Charles Fuller Gates, … Continue reading

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You must be kidding

June 22, 1907Los AngelesLet’s suppose for a moment that you are a handsome former Army sergeant who has served in the Philippines. Let’s further suppose that you get into a fight in a bar on South Main Street and hit … Continue reading

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Summer Heat

June 20, 1907Los AngelesThe salesclerks of Los Angeles are steaming—and not over the warming temperatures. Beginning last summer, all the department stores agreed that instead of closing at 10 p.m. on Saturdays, they would close at 12:30 p.m., giving the … Continue reading

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Soothing Music

June 19, 1907Los AngelesWhat shall we do with the insane? Don’t give them drugs… give them music! (Well, some music).Dr. E.C. Dent of the hospital for women on Ward’s Island in New York says: “I firmly believe in the curative … Continue reading

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Who Poisoned Baby?

June 18, 1907Los AngelesThe victim: A collie named BabyThe plaintiff: Hazel G. (or Ella M.) Schurger, 1156 S. Flower.The suspect: J.J. Brady of the Immigration Bureau, a next-door neighbor.Baby’s agonizing death scandalized residents of the fashionable homes around 12th Street … Continue reading

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Her Own Client

June 16, 1907Los AngelesDespite the old saying—a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client—Edith Foulkes is a smart woman, at least in the courtroom. She can’t make the same claim about her trip to the altar, however, … Continue reading

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For Her Husbands Soul

June 15, 1907Los AngelesHelen Hurley paused at the doors of St. Vibiana’s Cathedral. In pain, she shoved her left wrist inside her dress so that it wouldn’t show as she went in to pray during Mass.But the pain was too … Continue reading

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Home From School

June 14, 1907Los AngelesLike many young men, Stuart, Sayre and Maynard decided to walk home from school—but it was a bit farther for these college friends because they were going to Berkeley.It was apparently an uneventful trip aside from the … Continue reading

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Now Thats a Headline

June 13, 1907Los AngelesVoters approved a $23-million bond issue ($472,042,116.32 USD 2005) for the Owens River Aqueduct, 21,923-2,128. The Times helped mount a turnout campaign in which automobile owners volunteered to ferry voters to the polls.Interestingly enough, The Times put … Continue reading

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Who Is This Man?

I recently obtained an original copy of The Times’ March 28, 1971, story “Farewell, My Black Dahlia,” which includes the account of the “Boy on the Bicycle.” Here’s a color picture of the purported “Bobby Jones.” Here’s a better look: … Continue reading

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A Dying Girls Last Words

June 12, 1907Los AngelesAt 19, Florence Grover was old enough to be in love and living with a man, and at 19, she was old enough to become a mother. Her boyfriend, L.C. Lutzen of the National Messenger Service, with … Continue reading

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