June 3, 1958
By Keith Thursby
Times staff writer
As voters decide the fate of a baseball stadium for the Dodgers in Chavez Ravine, here's a sampling of stories in The Times:
- Walter O'Malley appeared on
television to make a final push to support the stadium contract.
Channel 13 aired a two-hour program that, according to a story in The
Times, split time between supporters and opponents of Prop. B. That
sounds downright fair after the five-hour program on Channel 11
boosting the stadium deal.
- The City Council had another
explosive meeting over the stadium issue. Here's a paragraph from the
story, which did not carry a byline: "Blood pressures began to hit the
ceiling as a majority faction in the council, which favors the Dodger
contract to build a new stadium in Chavez Ravine, balked an opposition
minority move to launch another propaganda barrage against the Dodgers
by simply forcing an adjournment of the council." That's propaganda?
What about five hours on local television?
- Weird timing for this story
in sports. Al Wolf reported that home runs are down in the National
League so far in the 1958 season, so fears that the Coliseum's short
left field would give right-handed hitters an unfair advantage seem