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Gangster Kills Tribune Reporter, 1930

Ken Burns’ series on Prohibition has brought a reexamination of the era. John McCormick of the Chicago Tribune looks at the tawdry end of the Trib’s Alfred “Jake” Lingle, who was shot to death in 1930, revealing a secret life. … Continue reading

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May 8, 1938

Above, an arresting and perhaps inflammatory title for a book that’s fairly obscure today. It appears to have been written by a Swedish Christian who advocated assimilation … The book also appears to have evoked a response from Rabbi Stephen … Continue reading

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May 6, 1938

Above, former President Hoover speaks to people at Union Station in Kansas City (yes, the headline says "Oklahomans") … Italian troops and police quiet an angry crowd in Naples that had been waiting six hours to see Hitler and Mussolini. … Continue reading

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March 25, 1938

Above, "Yiddle With His Fiddle." The Times apparently erred in calling it the first talking picture in Yiddish. … Below, the U.S. can take 1,400 Austrian immigrants and in the last 48 hours, more than 3,000 people have applied at … Continue reading

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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 18, 1938

Above, a first-person account of the Rape of Nanking. Below, Poland and Lithuania hover at the brink of war … Anti-fascists riot in Paris … And in a radio address, Secretary of State Cordell Hull "reaffirmed this country’s intense desire … 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. 23, 1938

As noted elsewhere, I usually don’t republish editorials because they are often outdated and are frequently embarrassing. This one is an especially good example. The Times takes the position that the nation doesn’t need a federal anti-lynching law. Speaking of … Continue reading

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Feb. 22, 1938

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Feb. 21, 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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Feb. 13, 1938

    It’s Sunday in 1938, and here’s an ad from the real estate section … And a panel from "Buck Rogers" … Hitler plans to announce that he respects Austrian independence … Paul Wright is convicted of manslaughter in … Continue reading

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Feb. 12, 1938

  Jurors deliberate in the murder trial of Paul Wright, who is charged with killing his wife and best friend as they were doing something that couldn’t be described in The Times … Medicine being rushed to Bebe Kleinberger is … Continue reading

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Feb. 11, 1938

There’s nothing new in the Harry Raymond case, but the Assembly vice inquiry continues … Friends tell Hitler he’s working too hard and should take a cruise … President Roosevelt wants more money for relief because of increasing unemployment … … Continue reading

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Raymond bombing

Feb. 8, 1938Los Angeles Above, Lutheran minister Martin Niemoeller protests a secret trial by the Nazis on charges of treason. Niemoeller, who survived the war, was one of hundreds of dissident German ministers who were arrested by the Nazis in … Continue reading

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