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Mayor's Aide Guilty of Selling Jobs, March 24, 1939

March 24, 2009 |  8:00 am


A line of Nazi tanks crosses into Czechoslovakia.
Head of Federal Reserve calls for a balanced budget.
Joseph Shaw, brother former Mayor Frank Shaw, is convicted on 63 counts of selling jobs and promotions in the Los Angeles police and fire departments.  Jurors also convicted William H. Cormack, a Civil Service commissioner. At the federal prison on Terminal Island, Chicago gangster Al Capone has begun attending church services, says the Rev. Silas A. Thweatt, pastor of First Baptist Church of San Pedro.

Hungarian troops fight the Nazis over a piece of Czechoslovakia and the Soviets align with France and Britain against Germany.   
"The future will prove that the case ... is nothing more or less than a political frame-up," former Mayor Shaw says. 
George Brent replaces Humphrey Bogart in "The Old Maid."

Clifford McBride's "Napoleon and Uncle Elby" isn't one of my favorites, but it's certainly drawn well.
These old-time sportswriters are a caution. They can't say "there was no one on base." Instead it's "the hassocks were barren of pedestrians."