April 11, 1943: And here begins one of my favorite “Li’l Abner” episodes: Zoot Suit Yokum.
The Times reports a strange encounter on Guadalcanal in which an unidentified Marine took a rifle from a wounded Japanese lieutenant.
According to Torrance Police Chief John Stroh,who had temporary possession of the rifle, before the Japanese lieutenant died, he told the Marine that he was from El Monte and had graduated from El Monte High School and USC. The lieutenant had apparently gone to Japan just before the war.
Hedda Hopper writes positively about “Mission to Moscow,” a movie she — and many others — denounced during the McCarthy era. (She also considered “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” and “Meet John Doe” to have communist influences).
Now filming: “Henry Aldrich Haunts a House,” “Corvettes in Action,” “Saratoga Trunk” and “A Guy Named Joe.”