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July 25, 1938

oe Shaw resigns as personal secretary to his brother, Mayor Frank Shaw, and elopes to Reno with Buelah M. Fuller of the mayor’s secretarial staff. Curiously enough, Joe Shaw is identified as a lieutenant, which I haven’t encountered before. Perhaps … Continue reading

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July 15, 1938

From The Times’ editorial page, July 16, 1938. Note the Bible passage. e can add this to The Times’ editorials against a federal anti-lynching law (not necessary) and offering refuge to people fleeing Nazi persecution (they would just go on … Continue reading

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July 13 1938

North Main Street, below, via Google maps’ street view. Where would you rather go for a walk, Main Street 1938 or Main Street 2008? he upcoming election on whether to recall Mayor Frank Shaw is one of the key moments … Continue reading

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July 2, 1938

ayor Frank Shaw congratulates hundreds of city employees on their retirement, notably 90-year-old Robert Carr, above. The Times says that Carr worked in the street maintenance division for more than 20 years, meaning that he would have started with the … Continue reading

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June 28, 1938

ometimes one can only sigh. At his sentencing in the Harry Raymond bombing, former Police Capt. Earle Kynette speaks for half an hour in defense of his conduct. Unfortunately, The Times didn’t quote a single line of his remarks. Instead, … Continue reading

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June 25, 1938

e have more fallout from Earle Kynette’s conviction in the Harry Raymond bombing. On the jump, The Times reports that seven officers will face a police board of rights on charges of obstructing the Raymond investigation. Mayor Frank Shaw sends … Continue reading

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June 24, 1938

uestro Pueblo is a new discovery for me, and a very happy one. The Times began the feature by writer Joe Seewerker and artist Charles Owens in June 1938, publishing installments Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The series ended in October … Continue reading

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June 21, 1938

  ne thing you have to say about Los Angeles Mayor Frank Shaw: He has a sense of humor. Upon returning from Washington, where he spent the final days of the Earle Kynette trial, Shaw was given a list of … Continue reading

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June 19, 1938

ermany begins the systematic roundup of Jews on the pretext of putting them in "protective custody" or claiming that they are foreigners "without proper papers." "At Buchenwald Concentration Camp, near Weimar, it was reported that 65 army buses were arriving … Continue reading

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June 18, 1938

irst, we have tragic news from Berlin: Panicked Jews wander the streets in hopes of avoiding mass arrests in which entire families are hauled away in the middle of the night. "…officials explained that the anti-Jewish activities were necessary because … Continue reading

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June 17, 1938

Photograph by the Los Angeles Times Police Capt. Earle Kynette, after initially refusing to be interviewed after his conviction in the Harry Raymond bombing, meets with the press. (Howard Decker writes of the flashbulbs the photographers are using: "Methinks them … Continue reading

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June 16, 1938

ou might well wonder whether the designers actually expected to run "motorways" right through buildings in downtown Los Angeles — the answer is yes, they did. There’s quite a bit of data in this installment of Ed Ainsworth’s series on … Continue reading

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June 15, 1938

A detail of the arch, as shown on San Pedro High School’s website. For the full image, go here.   A cloverleaf interchange, as envisioned in 1938. Note the extensive landscaping on both sides of the freeway. A map of … Continue reading

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June 14, 1938

Photograph by the Los Angeles Times Police Capt. Earle Kynette before altering his appearance for his trial in the Harry Raymond bombing. erhaps it came as a shock — at least to Police Capt. Earle Kynette, if no one else … Continue reading

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June 11, 1938

s difficult as this may be to believe (and I’m sure it is), traffic is not a new problem in Los Angeles. The city’s streets were congested 50 years ago, they were congested 70 years ago and, yes, they were … Continue reading

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June 10, 1938

There are times when the old newspapers absolutely leave me speechless–and not in the good way. Yes, I realize this is a comic strip ("Tarzan") and yes, I realize it’s 1938 and not 2008. But good grief, I still find … Continue reading

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June 9, 1938

Photograph by the Los Angeles Times Special prosecutor Joseph Fainer, left, Deputy Paul Casey and George Sakalis, a key witness in the trial of Police Capt. Earle Kynette in the Harry Raymond bombing. Because of the attempts to intimidate Sakalis … Continue reading

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June 6, 1938

Above and at left, Rabbi Edgar F. Magnin poses with Jewish ceremonial items brought from Europe by Henry Weinberger and his wife and presented to Wilshire Boulevard Temple. The Times says the donations include Paroches (hangings for the Ark) from … Continue reading

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May 28, 1938

Photograph by the Los Angeles Times Police chemist Ray Pinker with the steering wheel from Harry Raymond’s car, in a photo from the trial of Police Capt. Earle Kynette dated May 4, 1938. At left, here’s where we see corruption … Continue reading

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May 27, 1938

Photograph by the Los Angeles Times, dated April 13, 1938 Above, the defendants and their attorneys in the Harry Raymond bombing … At left, more angry exchanges between Deputy Dist. Atty. Eugene Williams and Police Capt. Earle Kynette … Also: … Continue reading

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