Jan. 31, 1938
Berlin celebrates Adolf Hitler's fifth anniversary ... Dist. Atty. Buron Fitts promises a crackdown on vice in Los Angeles ... The City Council is studying whether to set up an intake bureau to assist homeless men in Los Angeles ... Members of the LAPD intelligence squad will be ordered to reveal what they know about the Harry Raymond bombing.
Quotes of the day: Times columnist Chapin Hall warns everyone not to make too much of the incident in which a Japanese sentry slapped an American envoy in Nanking, China:
" After all, it's not our war--yet--and we're not making the rules."
"Neither today nor at any other time will there be acts of terrorism against the Jews or anything resembling a pogrom." --Octavian Goga, Romanian premier
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