Tag Archives: Austria

March 20, 1938

Above, an interesting wrinkle in the campaign to recall Mayor Frank Shaw. Below, Lithuania concedes to Poland and the nation’s celebration turns to rioting in Warsaw’s Jewish ghetto … On the jump, more than 500 people protest outside the German-Austrian … Continue reading

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March 19, 1938

Above, a feature on Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Strode, athlete and actor, who starred in "Sergeant Rutledge." Below, Poland prepares for war with Lithuania …  The forces of Generalissimo Francisco Franco bomb Barcelona while loyalist forces sink one of Franco’s cruisers … Continue reading

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March 16, 1938

Above, prepare yourself for a shock: Police Chief James Davis wants–more officers. Below, Hitler calls the expansion of Germany "The greatest achievement of my life" … Austrian Jews are barred from voting. Quote of the day: A wave of lawlessness … Continue reading

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Hitler defies world!

March 13, 1938 Above, actress Margaret "Devil Dogs of the Air" Lindsay, star of "Gold Is Where You Find It." Below, the streets of Vienna are filled with Austrians giving the Nazi salute and shouting lustily: "We were just following … Continue reading

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Hitler seizes Austria!

Above, an excerpt from the Saturday religion page featuring the Church of the Open Door and Sister Aimee at Angelus Temple … Below,  Hitler seizes Austria and the world holds its breath. Quote of the day: Developments in Austria "make … Continue reading

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March 11, 1938

Above, The Times not only identified a woman who says she was the victim of an attack (notice how we tiptoe around the word "rape"), we even ran her picture. Even though I knew newspapers used to do identify rape … Continue reading

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Feb. 28, 1938

Paul Wright, found not guilty of killing his wife and best friend while they were doing something that couldn’t be printed in The Times, walks out of jail and hopes to be a forgotten man … World War I hero … Continue reading

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Feb. 22, 1938

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Raymond bombing

Feb. 20, 1938Los Angeles   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 … Continue reading

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Raymond bombing

Feb. 19, 1938Los Angeles Antisemitism in Austria … Earle Kynette is indicted in the Harry Raymond bombing … Unrest in the Mideast … On the jump, two men are executed at San Quentin in a double hanging.   Email me

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