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Former mayor may enter recall race, Cubs win over Pirates, August 22, 1938

August 22, 2008 |  5:38 am

Los Angeles tries to ease downtown traffic

Above, more proof, as if any were needed, that bad traffic is nothing new in Los Angeles. Note the traffic island in the center of the drawing, which is where people waited to board a streetcar.

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Voila! A 70-year-old attempt to deal with Los Angeles' traffic.
Former Mayor Porter may enter Frank Shaw recall campaign

Cubs win against Pirates in double-header

Former Mayor John C. Porter adds an interesting wrinkle to the recall election by being coy as to whether he plans to run against Mayor Frank Shaw. The leading challenger, Judge Fletcher Bowron, is unimpressed. "I'm going to be elected regardless of how many run," he says.

Mayor Shaw, meanwhile, is praised for getting federal slum clearance money, and his wife is recovering from an appendix operation.

E.V. Durling asks: "Why do alleged experts in this country keep saying television as a general form of entertainment is not yet practical?"

And the city engineer hopes to relieve traffic by building an underpass on Figueroa beneath Temple.

In sports, the Angels and the Padres take turns "Snow White-ing" each other in a double header, 4-0 Angels and 5-0 Padres ... Light Horse Harry Cooper and Slammin' Sam Snead will meet for the Canadian Open championship. Catherine Malcolm wins the women's singles title in the National Public Courts Tennis Tournament in Griffith Park.