Above, spiritual advancement- - or the lack of it -- becomes grounds for a divorce. Below, "Elephants Stampede" is a two-word headline that says: "Read me." The noise of fire engines rushing to a spectacular 5,000-gallon gasoline blaze in Riverside frightened the elephants of a traveling circus. The fleeing animals rampage through the city, killing a woman, injuring several men and "breaking down palm trees and small buildings" before being captured ... Los Angeles prepares for tomorrow's arrival of the Great White Fleet.
Larry Harnisch reflects on Los Angeles history
OK, cat lovers, who likes Siamese?
- Marlon Brando? Alas, no.
- John Wayne? Sorry, no.
- Clark Gable and Carole Lombard (Alexa Foreman). Absolutely right!
Clark Gable and Carole Lombard at their home in Encino, March 29, 1940. And yes, everybody loves that wall.
April 16, 1958
By Keith Thursby
Times Staff Writer
After all the months of planning, negotiations and expectations, the Dodgers played their first game on the West Coast and were shut out in San Francisco, 8-0.
Frank Finch, reporting for The Times,
might have been a little rough on Los
Angeles’ new team. Here’s how he started his game
California’s long-awaited entry into big league baseball became a reality today, but it was a colossal flop if you happened to be a Los Angeles rooter.
At least Giants fans hadn’t started chanting “Beat L.A.” yet.
The New York Times took a different approach, given their place on the other coast. One headline: Giants Beat Dodgers in Coast Debut; Games Everywhere But Here
Some familiar names played big parts in the opening game. Don Drysdale started for the Dodgers but was replaced in the fourth inning. Willie Mays drove in a couple runs and Orlando Cepeda hit a home run.
Stone Age etiquette: Married women have no first names. And I love the line about the proper way to address "trades people."
Gosh, Louise Davis' etiquette columns are turning into a guilty pleasure. Check out her advice from 1961. Husband passed away? Parents dead? Children never call? Quit sniveling into your linen napkin, woman, and get over it! The sooner you stop, the sooner we girls can get back to what's really important, like who's been invited to the Throckmorton-Smythes' dinner party at the club and comparing notes on what sororities our daughters are pledging (Ooohhh! Chi Omega legacy!).
Below, an old-fashioned lunatic--really crazy--is on trial in the killing of his ex-wife, who used to sleep with a knife under her pillow. He uses the "everything went black" defense ... The Police Board appoints a committee to study scam artists who specialize in the occult: "slate writers, trance mediums," etc. ... Quong Wai, who is fighting a deportation order, says he is an American born in San Francisco. He says immigration officers arrested him at a streetcar station without reason.
Oct. 5, 1965
Pope Paul VI makes history with a 14-hour visit to the U.S. The Times devotes 11 pages to the pontiff, including a transcript of the pope's remarks at the U.N. (Pages 4 and 7), a page of photographs and sidebars on the reactions not only of the Roman Catholic faithful but of New Yorkers at large. In addition to a plea for peace, the pope called for rejection of "artificial birth control" and support for universal membership in the U.N., The Times said.
Quotes of the Day:
"In the ecumenical spirit of the times, the first appearance of a pope in the New World struck deeply into the wellsprings of goodwill among men of many faiths. And from his fervent appeal in the resplendent General Assembly hall of the United Nations echoed forth a peculiarly eloquent cry for peace." --Robert J. Donovan, Times staff writer
"No more war, never again war," Pope Paul VI, address to the United Nations