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June 14, 1938

June 14, 2008 | 11:24 am
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Photograph by the Los Angeles Times

Police Capt. Earle Kynette before altering his appearance for his trial in the Harry Raymond bombing.
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Dropcap_p_1937 erhaps it came as a shock -- at least to Police Capt. Earle Kynette, if no one else --that he was convicted in the Harry Raymond bombing. At the moment, the trial is in its final few days. Not to give anything away, but the jury is going to find him guilty quite soon.

We also have the third installment of Ed Ainsworth's series on traffic problems in Los Angeles, which included the illustration above.

For some reason, Ainsworth illustrates the problem of traffic by using three women who are running errands, which I'm not sure is entirely fair or accurate. His point is that surface traffic is prone to congestion: "Automobiles and streetcars were mixed in a jerky, slow-moving mass, all practically paralyzed."

Next, he explores the strengths and weaknesses of subways, particularly the cost of tunneling (sound familiar?) and Los Angeles' lack of densely populated urban areas that benefit most from underground transportation, he says: "In Los Angeles, the sprawling population is too spread out."

The conclusion, according to Ainsworth, is to build elevated transportation. To be continued...

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