Tag Archives: incinerators

Paul V. Coates–Confidential File

Oct. 9, 1957 People can be pretty wiseacre sometimes. Especially yesterday. All I was trying to do was conduct a "pulse of the public" poll on a very timely subject: Major League Baseball’s arrival in Los Angeles. Inasmuch as the … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock

Sept. 27, 1957I never thought the time would come when I would write an ode to a single-chamber incinerator but here I am, doing it. Well, not exactly an ode but maybe a panegyric or at least a paean. After … Continue reading

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One more incinerator picture

Sept. 27, 1957Los Angeles This one’s special. It was taken by Delmar Watson of the famous Watson brothers and features Pop Watson.

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Flamed out

Here are some more fun pictures of backyard incinerators I found in The Times archives:   Photograph by John Malmin Los Angeles Times Fire Capt. Harry E. Hjorth inspects a backyard incinerator, Oct. 4, 1948. Times photo The original caption … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock

June 22, 1957 By now, presumably, people who voted for the $40,000,000 bond issue to extend the city’s park and recreation system and expand the zoo know that $2,000,000 of the money will go for roads into Chavez Ravine, where … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock

June 5, 1957 Municipal collection of combustible rubbish began Monday in a vast area including Hollywood and, human nature being what it is, the results were slightly startling. Householders seized upon the opportunity to get rid of all sorts of … Continue reading

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