Raymond bombing


Feb. 20, 1938
Los Angeles

 

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Yes, the AP actually wrote the above story and The Times actually published it. Below, one of the most backward sentences I have read in a long while: "Not guilty will be the plea of Earle Kynette, suspended acting captain of the police intelligence unit, indicted Friday on charges of attempted assassination in the bombing of Harry Raymond, private detective."   This reminds me of Wolcott Gibb’s satire of Time magazine’s writing: "Backward ran the sentences until reeled the mind. Where it will end, knows God." Prisoners give Kynette and his co-defendants a warm welcome at the jail … And heavy snow isolates residents of Lake Tahoe.

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