May 17, 1958
By Keith Thursby
Larry Harnisch reflects on Los Angeles history
Category: May 11, 2008 - May 17, 2008
The prosecution rests in the trial of Police Capt. Earle Kynette, so I thought I'd post some photos of the Harry Raymond bombing... This is the remains of the garage at 955 Orme St. after the explosion...
| Los Angeles Times file photo
Police fingerprint expert M.G. Gaskell looks for evidence on the remains of Harry Raymond's 1937 Chrysler.
Los Angeles Times file photo
Doctors treat Harry Raymond after the bombing. Note the pack of cigarettes stashed under his pillow. The doctor bending over Raymond is Charles F. Sebastian, son of the former Police Chief Charles E. Sebastian.
And this one?
- OK, Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, are the easy ones. Who is the Mystery Man on the left?
- Merv Griffin? Sorry, I'm afraid not.
- Edwin Meese? Alas, no.
- Jesse Unruh? I'm afraid not.
May 16, 1958: Above, The Very Rev. James Pike becomes Episcopal bishop of California.
|In 1961, a group of Georgia Episcopalian leaders accused him of heresy, saying that he "expressed disbelief in the virgin birth of Our Lord, the doctrine of the Holy Trinity as stated by the church and the necessity of salvation through Jesus Christ alone." |
Pike died in 1969 after he and his wife became stranded when their car broke down in the Judean desert.
Above left, Joseph "Sugar Joe" Peskin, a factor and former juke box figure, is pistol-whipped ... and a dozen patrol cars respond to a brawl at Betsy Ross High, a school for "problem girls" at 717 N. Figueroa.
At left, the generosity of the Dominican Republic's Gen. Rafael Trujillo toward Hollywood starlets (Zsa Zsa Gabor and Kim Novak) also extends to Joan Collins.
Quote of the Day: "Moslems teach one god and three wives and we teach one wife and three gods and it's no wonder we are losing the continent."
--Former Bishop James A. Pike, on returning from Africa