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Masked Mob Seizes Black Rape Suspect From Mississippi Jail, April 26, 1959

April 26, 2009 |  6:00 am

April 26, 1959, Dominguez Hills Aviation Festival, 1910

The Times takes a look at the 1910 Aviation Week at Dominguez Hills. Here's a post from last year about J.S. Zerbe.  

April 26, 1959, Cover

Gunmen wearing masks and gloves raided the jail in Poplarville, Miss., and seized Mack Charles Parker, 23, who was accused of raping a white woman.

"The raiders dragged Parker from the building by his heels, his head bumping from steel tread to steel tread of the stairs. Blood flicked about marked progress of the party, a bloody handprint on the doorstep giving the last trace of Parker, who screamed and struggled as the getaway cars sped away," the Associated Press said. 
1959 Mack Charles Parker

FBI file on Mack Charles Parker: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

April 26, 1959, Paper Mill

The Times bought Hawley Pulp and Paper of Oregon in 1948 and renamed it Publishers' Paper Co. We sold it in 1986 to Jefferson Smurfit Corp.  At the time, analysts said the newsprint dvision was a drag on operations and held down the price of Times Mirror stock. In 1985, we reported that the newsprint and forest products, the second-largest source of revenue for The Times after newspapers, had sustained losses for the previous four years.

April 26, 1959, Bulls

A visit to the ranch in Newhall that provides rodeo bulls.

April 26, 1959, Lynching

Lynching story, cont'd.

April 26, 1959, Darwin
April 26, 1959, Telegraph

Fifty years ago, America celebrated the birthday of Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of the telegraph.

April 26, 1959, Cartoon

In the future, doctors will use miracle plastic cement to bond broken bones.

April 26, 1959, Mel Torme

Mel Torme says he hates being called "the Velvet Fog."
April 26, 1959, Books

The Times' Robert Kirsch gives a scathing review to Ben Hecht's latest book. Grove Press says it will ship copies of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" to Los Angeles after all.
April 26, 1959, Sports

Cardinal pitcher Jim Brosnan is injured when he crashes into catcher John Roseboro at the plate.