Dec. 26, 1947: No Sympathy for Alcoholics!

L.A. Times, 1947

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

On Christmas Eve 1947, the LAPD arrested 35 adults for drunk driving, 2 juveniles for drunk driving, and 19 for being drunk in an automobile. Of the 188 other arrests involving drunkenness, one was for speeding, one was for manslaughter and one was for hit-and-run.

L.A. Times, 1947

Second bonus factoid: Christmas Day toll from fighting in the Holy Land is 24 Arabs and 8 Jews killed; the 48 wounded include 16 Arabs, 28 Jews, 3 Britons and an Armenian.

Quote of the day: “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray thee, Lord, my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray thee, Lord, my soul to take. If I should live for other days, I pray thee, Lord, to guide my ways. Amen.”
Needlepoint pattern offered in The Times. Price, 15 cents.

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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