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Larry Harnisch reflects on Los Angeles history

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June 6, 1958


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A couple of odd, sad stories... A Spanish American War veteran's widow dies while donating the flag from his casket to a junior high ... A student with polio graduates as valedictorian from Washington and Lee University ... And the Mirror praises passage of Proposition B as a sign that Los Angeles has come of age. Placing Dodger Stadium downtown, the heart of the metropolis, spells "Big City," the Mirror says ...

On the cover of Part 2, Dear Abby offers advice to a woman whose husband is too romantic, and Matt Weinstock talks about city traffic ... and Jack Webb is getting married again.

Inside, Paul Coates describes the uses and abuses of a newspaper legman.

Bonus factoids: Yes, the John McCone in the cover story is the same one who was director of the Central Intelligence Agency and headed the commission investigating the Watts riots.

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