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Officers buy police jobs for $150, October 16, 1938

October 16, 2008 |  6:28 am


Above, imagine my surprise to recognize the Coliseum in this panel from "Ella Cinders" by Bill Conselman and Charlie Plumb. 

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Ruth Etting's ex-husband Martin Snyder kidnaps Etting's husband, Myrl Alderman, forces him to drive to their home at 3000 Lake Hollywood Drive and shoots him during an argument.
1938_october_16_cover Investigators discover an elaborate ring selling jobs with the police and fire departments for $150 ($2,186.47 USD 2007) to $1,500. One officer apparently bought a promotion to sergeant for $750 ($10,932.37 USD 2007).

Communication from Canton to Hong Kong is cut off as the Japanese army continues its invasion of the South China coast ...

And British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, on a fishing trip to Scotland, lands a salmon--after nine days. 
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USC beats Washington State, 19-6