Monthly Archives: October 2006

Pi Phidelity

Oct. 30, 1907Los AngelesThe young men of Los Angeles High School have issued a direct challenge to the Board of Education, defying its authority by enlisting fraternity members despite a ban issued last year.The chief offenders are the Pi Phis, … Continue reading

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Oh, God, That Bassoon!

Oct. 29, 1907Los Angeles Given The Times’ view of unions, it’s a little difficult to determine precisely what went wrong with a production of Ambroise Thomas’ “Mignon” at the Auditorium, but it went very wrong indeed because of a labor … Continue reading

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Gilbert and Sullivan Said It Best

Oct. 28, 1907Los AngelesYou know the song even if you’ve never seen “Pirates of Penzance”: A policeman’s lot is not an easy one” and that is doubly true for one anonymous former LAPD chief.The ex-chief has nothing but complaints: “It … Continue reading

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Historians’ Clearinghouse

Fast forward to the future for a moment and plan to attend what sounds like a wonderful event for researchers: A bazaar in which many local archivists will be available at the Huntington to discuss their collections and set up … Continue reading

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On the Comics Page

Oct. 27, 1907Los AngelesAlong with “Little Nemo,” “Buster Brown” was a popular feature of the Sunday comics. Like other cartoons of the era, such as “The Katzenjammer Kids” and “Foxy Grandpa,” that were full of naughty children, Buster Brown was … Continue reading

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The Deadly Inferno

Oct. 26, 1907Los Angeles Two women in the West Adams District were badly burned and expected to die after a bowl of gasoline they were using to clean a soiled dress exploded, engulfing their apartment at 42 St. James Park … Continue reading

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Adieu to the Boys of Summer

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On the Frontiers of Medicine

Oct. 24, 1907Los AngelesUpon the suicide in February of Dr. H. Russell Burner, advocate of the “radium milk” cure, his sanitarium at 2033 E. 4th St. was taken over by Dr. F. S. Kurpiers, who is now in trouble with … Continue reading

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Great Moments in Police Work

Oct. 22, 1907Los AngelesA trolley conductor at 4th Street and Hill complained to a patrolman that one of the passengers looked like a holdup man. The officer investigated and laughed when the man produced a deputy’s badge and claimed that … Continue reading

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Toward a Better Los Angeles

Oct. 21, 1907Los AngelesThere’s no shortage of opinions on how to improve the quality of life in Los Angeles. Most people advocate better roads—paved roads that connect the city with Pasadena and the beach. Others suggest more schools, hospitals, better … Continue reading

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The Imp

Oct. 20, 1907Los Angeles Windsor McCay and his cartoons never completely go out of fashion and are periodically rediscovered—as in the current Taschen anthology. He was a fabulous artist and his Sunday panels remain a marvel of fantasy and rebellion … Continue reading

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An American Education

Oct. 19, 1907Los AngelesOn a visit to Japan, K. Tsuneda of California met an attractive young woman named Toku. Telling her family that he was a wealthy Stanford student, Tsuneda married Toku and they embarked for the United States so … Continue reading

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An Artist Makes His Point

Oct. 18, 1907Los Angeles For the last month, the pages of The Times have been peppered with pen-and-ink cartoons signed Gale—in fact some of them have already appeared in the blog, with Nathan’s post on Japanese hobos and mine on … Continue reading

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Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Oct. 17, 1907Los AngelesMr. Woolin, left tackle of the USC team, took great exception to be tackled by one of the black players on the Whittier State team (one of Whittier’s five black players) and voiced his displeasure, emphasizing his … Continue reading

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A Man Ray Jigsaw Puzzle

The Detroit News has published an article on book dealer John K. King, who is offering “Man Ray: Photographs 1920-1934 Paris” inscribed by Man Ray to Dr. George Hodel. The book sold Sept. 14, 2006, for $4,600 in an auction … Continue reading

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Matrimonial Accounting

Oct. 16, 1907Santa AnaGeorge S. Best is a great believer in marriage and strongly opposes divorce, which is why he has three of one and none of the other.His most recent troubles began when his wife Anita discovered that he … Continue reading

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Test Posting

Here’s a little game. Let’s see if it works. Here’s another one.

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Fire Threatens Orpheum

Oct. 15, 1907Los AngelesOn a rainy night in Los Angeles, a fire broke out in the four-story brick office building at 235 S. Spring St. housing the Orpheum Theater and the Elks Hall, which was engulfed in panic as visitors … Continue reading

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Nine out of Ten

Oct. 14, 1907Los Angeles“In nine cases out of ten, where there is a shooting, there is also a woman,” said The Times.In this case, there was Oscar E. Otto, a young chauffeur with a hot temper and a gun. There … Continue reading

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2 Die in Tong War

Oct. 13, 1907Los AngelesGunmen imported from out of town by the Hop Sing Tong entered the tailor shop of Lem Sing at 806 Juan St. in Chinatown and under the pretense of having some clothing made, wounded him when he … Continue reading

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