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Raymond bombing

February 4, 2008 |  8:14 am



Feb. 4, 1938
Los Angeles

Dist. Atty. Buron Fitt investigates charges that Los Angeles city and county officials are being bribed to protect gambling in "Little Tokio" ... The city's first "skyscraper" at Court and New High Street is torn down after being damaged in the Long Beach earthquake ... An amendment to a proposed law banning parking on east-west streets during rush hour seeks an exemption for taxicabs. (Sound familiar?) On the runover, an update in the Harry Raymond bombing and a radio address by Mayor Frank Shaw. (Aren't these old movie ads great?)

Quotes of the day:

"South Broadway between 4th and 8th streets seems to be something of a mecca for plump females. Particularly at the fountain lunches where they are seen downing pie ala mode, giant malts and French pastry in great quantities. An eminent scientist states desire to overeat in a woman indicates she is suffering from the need of love." --E.V. Durling

"To every citizen of Los Angeles, I say: Beware lest you listen to devils of the underworld, to the enemies of the American nation, speaking to you in the voice of the would-be reformer." --Mayor Frank Shaw, defending the Los Angeles Police Department



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