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May 26, 1958

May 26, 2008 | 12:36 pm



Above and at left, authorities arrest five members of the July 26 Movement  in a plot to make arms for Fidel Castro's rebel army in Cuba. A machine shop set up in a garage at 3144 Oakwood Ave., Lynwood, was apparently using first-class equipment to turn out well-made arms.

Also: Gene Sherman writes about a horse-racing scam using postcards to solicit bets ... an analysis of violence during Vice President Nixon's tour of Venezuela ... And massing of the colors for Memorial Day at St. Paul's Cathedral. (Some of you may recall that in the 1950s, Memorial Day was celebrated May 30).

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