Dec. 21, 1947: ‘Tubby the Tuba’ and Music for Children

L.A. Times, 1947

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project..

Bonus factoid: The Jewish “defense army” Haganah was reported to have made a major attack—the largest since the U.N. partition decision—against Arabs in Lydda and Bet Nabala, where troops of the Trans-Jordan Arab Legion are camped.

Listen to Victor Jory read “Tubby the Tuba”

Listen to “Uncle Don’s Playland”

Listen to “The Great Gildersleeve”

Links to mp3 files of 78 rpm children’s records

While you’re it, listen to “Grumpy Shark”


Quote of the day: “For a redhead who worked her way through law school as a floorwalker in a department store and by washing dishes, that’s not bad!”
The Times, on Municipal Judge Mildred L. Lillie, whose 1971 nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court by Richard Nixon predated Justice Sandra Day O’Connor by 10 years. When a 12-member bar panel rated Lillie, who had 24 years on the bench, “unqualified” because the men feared a woman would be “too emotional” for the Supreme Court, Nixon withdrew her name in favor of William Rehnquist.

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2 Responses to Dec. 21, 1947: ‘Tubby the Tuba’ and Music for Children

  1. Benito says:

    The old boy network died hard. But Niixon appointed and promoted more women than any previous president. I know because he appointed my mother a G15.


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