Pearl Harbor Survivor Kills Himself


Jan. 10, 1942, Comics
Can’t draw? You too can be a famous cartoonist.


Jan. 10, 1942:  Pearl Harbor survivor William Parks kills himself in San Francisco after going AWOL. “His note to his wife indicated that the bombardment he underwent had upset him,” The Times said.

He was 19.

Aimee Semple McPherson preaches on “The Price of Power” at 10:30 a.m. and “Samson and Delilah” at 7 p.m. on Jan. 11 at Angelus Temple.

Tom Treanor recounts a story about tourists visiting L.A. “Do you want to see the orange groves? The Mt. Wilson telescope, the public library, the museum?

“Why,” said one of the rubbernecks, “we thought we’d like to drive down and see where all those people were killed last night.”

Immigration problems?The Times’ classified ads have a solution.

Jimmie Fidler says: Since the blackout, a woman and daughter have been seeking autographs outside the Mocambo, armed with flashlights.

Jan. 10, 1942, Suicide

Jan. 10, 1942, Aimee Semple McPherson

Jan. 10, 1942, Tom Treanor

Jan. 10, 1942, Immigration

Jan. 10, 1942, Jimmie Fidler

Jan. 10, 1942, Jimmie Fidler

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to Pearl Harbor Survivor Kills Himself

  1. Bartstar says:

    I’ve been fascinated with Aimee Semple McPherson ever since reading “Sunlight in my Soul” by Carey McWilliams.

    He wrote “She was lonely and sad, as only a person suddenly catapulted into the floodlights of unbearable fame can be lonely; indeed, as only a woman what has lost the talisman of personal happiness, lost it far away and long ago, and tracks it endlessly through troubled dreams and cruel fantasies, can be sad”.


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