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Thousands in Los Angeles pray for peace, January 14, 1939

January 14, 2009 |  6:00 am


About 4,000 worshipers attend a Perpetual Novena for Our Sorrowful Mother at St. Vibiana's Cathedral. People knelt in the aisles, in the doorways and outside praying for peace and for relief of the poor, The Times says.
County Supervisor Roger W. Jessup sends a telegram to Washington seeking help in keeping welfare recipients from moving to California.
Above, the 1938 Los Angeles County Grand Jury retires and urges the incoming panel to continue investigating corruption in Los Angeles.

Charles C. Gerst, 59, a retired operator of an orange juice stand, commits suicide by jumping from the fire escape while visiting his physician at 6253 Hollywood Blvd.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh's "Listen! The Wind" leads the bestseller list for nonfiction ... and Independent florists complain to Dist. Atty. Buron Fitts about a protection racket.

At left, indecency at the burlesque house.
RKO plans more lavish films for Carole Lombard and Claudette Colbert.
Good seating available for the Pro Bowl at Wrigley Field!