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Union Pleads With Streetcar Workers Not to Strike

Sept. 5, 1943: Explaining that “war strategies between President Roosevelt and Britain’s Prime Minister Churchill come first,” William P. Nutter of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen pleads with dissatisfied employees of the Pacific Electric Railway to stay on the job. … Continue reading

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The Death of Ted Healy — Part 2

Dec. 22, 1937: Ted Healy’s death is reported in the Los Angeles Examiner. Before we get into Healy’s last days, let’s take a look at some of the people who were involved in the story. There’s Jack Marcus, his manager, … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: Murder and Myth — Part 19

In case you just tuned in, I am using the Wikipedia entry on Wallace Beery — alleging that he was involved in the death of Ted Healy — as a way to explore Wikipedia’s fundamental problems with accuracy and delve … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: Murder and Myth — Part 18

In case you just tuned in, I am using the Wikipedia entry on Wallace Beery — alleging that he was involved in the death of Ted Healy — as a way to explore Wikipedia’s fundamental problems with accuracy and delve … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: Murder and Myth — Part 17

In case you just tuned in, I am using the Wikipedia entry on Wallace Beery — alleging that he was involved in the death of Ted Healy — as a way to explore Wikipedia’s fundamental problems with accuracy and delve … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: Murder and Myth – Part 15

In case you just tuned in, I am using the Wikipedia entry on Wallace Beery – alleging that he was involved in the death of Ted Healy – as a way to explore Wikipedia’s fundamental problems with accuracy and delve … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Revert War: Wallace Beery vs. Ted Healy, Round 9

Folks have been busy on the Ted Healy entry!  Will clarity emerge? We can only hope.

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Wikipedia: Murder and Myth — Part 14

In case you just tuned in, I am using the Wikipedia entry on Wallace Beery – alleging that he was involved in the death of Ted Healy – as a way to explore Wikipedia’s fundamental problems with accuracy and delve … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Revert War: Wallace Beery vs. Ted Healy, Round 8

Wikipedia: Now you see it, now you don’t. The story is gone — at least for today. DoctorJoeE has been busy updating the Wallace Beery and Ted Healy entries. Having been involved with Wikipedia for years, however, I would bet … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Revert War: Wallace Beery vs. Ted Healy, Round 7

Wrapping up our third week (well, I did warn you that this would be long and tedious) of looking at the “Wallace Beery beat Ted Healy to death” yarn here’s where we stand: Our friend DoctorJoeE has been at work … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Revert War: Wallace Beery vs. Ted Healy, Round 6

And here is where we get to one of Wikipedia’s great amusements: long, turgid squabbles over the content of a post. (The protracted, impassioned rag chew over whether the entry should be titled “Black Dahlia” or “The Black Dahlia” remains … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Revert War: Wallace Beery vs. Ted Healy, Round 5

The battle continues!

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Wikipedia Revert War: Wallace Beery vs. Ted Healy, Round 4

Well, in true revert war fashion, Ejonestexas has restored the “Wallace Beery beat Ted Healy to death” yarn in Healy’s Wikipedia entry. Let’s take a look at the Talk page on Healy’s entry. This looks promising: And here’s the Talk … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Revert War: Wallace Beery vs. Ted Healy, Round 3

And the reverts continue:

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Wikipedia Revert War: Wallace Beery vs. Ted Healy, Round 2

The “Wallace Beery beat Ted Healy to death” yarn returns to Wallace Beery’s entry.

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Wikipedia Revert War: Wallace Beery vs. Ted Healy

Uh-oh! Now you know why I use screen captures of Wikipedia rather than quoting it. One diligent individual using the handle Geni has edited the Wallace Beery entry to remove the story about him beating Ted Healy to death in … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: Murder and Myth – Part 8

In case you just tuned in, I am using the Wikipedia entry on Wallace Beery – alleging that he was involved in the death of Ted Healy – as a way to explore Wikipedia’s fundamental problems with accuracy and delve … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: Murder and Myth – Part 3

In case you just tuned in, I am using the Wikipedia entry on Wallace Beery – alleging that he was involved in the death of Ted Healy – as a way to explore Wikipedia’s fundamental problems with accuracy and delve … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: Murder and Myth — Part 2

In case you just tuned in, I’m using the alleged beating of Ted Healy by Wallace Beery et al to examine Wikipedia’s accuracy. So far, it hasn’t been good. Yesterday, I looked at the eight different accounts in Wikipedia and … Continue reading

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Tires Put Under War Rationing; Youths Beat Japanese Student

Dec. 27, 1941: Tom Treanor says that some Japanese Americans are upset that Chinese Americans are wearing badges to indicate they aren’t Japanese. Mrs. E.J. Horton writes about a “Japanese schoolboy who got mobbed” and Mrs. Dill Nance “says she … Continue reading

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