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New Pope Crowned; Fleeing Jews Trapped in Snow, March 13, 1939

March 13, 2009 |  8:00 am

Ads for Gilmore gas take a more informal tone than most others. 

Czech mob attacks Nazis.
The world's Roman Catholics welcome a new pope, Pius XII, the first time a  papal coronation was broadcast on radio.  The guests included Joseph P. Kennedy, U.S. ambassador to London, his wife and eight children, The Times says. Kennedy family correspondence on the coronation may be found at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.

A wedding in St. Louis is picketed because the canopy installed to protect guests from the rain was put in by non-union workers. And The Times begins a series by Winston Churchill, whom The Times identifies in the byline as "Noted British Statesman."

The Times notes that the new pope once visited Southern California.

Photos of the new pope sent by radio--and a feature on women's hats.

Marlene Dietrich and Ernst Lubitsch attend a concert by Richard Tauber.

The White Sox beat the Pasadena Merchants in spring training.