Attorney Storms Office, Seizes D.A.’s Bugging Equipment

July 15, 1941, Comics

July 15, 1941, Sam Rummel
July 15, 1941: Defense attorney Samuel Rummel (shot to death Dec. 11, 1950) breaks a door and seizes a dictograph wired to a microphone in his office in the William Fox Building, 608 S. Hill. Rummel was defending Deputy Charles Rittenhouse on charges of taking bribes to protect a bookie operation in an unincorporated portion of Hollywood under county jurisdiction. Rittenhouse was found not guilty on July 8, 1942.  To my knowledge, Rummel’s slaying was never officially solved.

Lee Shippey visits Big Bear and writes about some of the unusual characters living up there — and a dude ranch for dogs.

Tom Treanor, who was killed covering the liberation of France in World War II, reports on the frustrations of writing under censorship: “From the Pike at Long Beach, anyone could look out this day and see the battleship and two heavy cruisers which had just come in…. Yet, still and all, it is considered shameful to write the name of the battleship or the two heavy cruisers.”

July 15, 1941, Sam Rummel

July 15, 1941, Sam Rummel

July 15, 1941, Lee Shippey

July 15, 1941, Tom Treanor

July 15, 1941, Jimmie Fidler

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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