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Protesters Leave Chavez Ravine, May 15, 1959

May 15, 2009 |  8:00 am

May 15, 1959, Dots

Gloves, a big hat and lots of dots. It's the look for 1959.

May 15, 1959, Cover

Councilman Edward R. Roybal wins an agreement from the Arechiga family to leave Chavez Ravine during 90 minutes of negotiations conducted in the back seat of his car. The Arechigas get a guarantee from the city that by evacuating their camp they aren't necessarily surrendering their rights to the land.

The Times also has a sidebar on charges that widows Alice Martin and Ruth Rayford were coached on resisting eviction.

President Eisenhower will ask Congress to finance a $100-million atom smasher at Stanford ... and an  Assembly panel approves a budget without a penny for the State Disaster Office.

May 15, 1959, Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield was always good for a little copy.

May 15, 1959, Arechigas

Two USC students nearly cause a riot when they drive past the Arechiga home ...
May 15, 1959, Arechigas

... with a placard that says: "LEAVE, gloryhounds!" Bruce Blinn and Mike Morrison flee after a confrontation.

May 15, 1959, Joan Collins

Joan Collins makes her TV debut.
May 15, 1959, View

Cindy lives at the Sheraton-West, kind of like Eloise ...

May 15, 1959, View

... and young couples must learn to do without!

May 15, 1959, Dutch Wrap

These ad stacks produced some ugly layouts and this one is especially awful: a "sidesaddle" headline (the headline adjoining the story) with a "dutch wrap" (in which the type isn't covered by a headline) Later on, The Times would "raise and plug" (raise the ads and plug underneath with house ads) because this editorial space is really unusable.

May 15, 1959, Sidney Bechet Dies
May 15, 1959, Comics

At left, Sidney Bechet is called home at the age of 68.

May 15, 1959, Sports

An Alhambra club asked the Dodgers to reserve 60 tickets for the 1959 World Series. Wasn't that a few months early?

"It's no gag," said the group's president, Lynn B. Cayot.

What kind of organization would plan so far ahead and be so accurate? It was the Optimists' Club, of course. 

-- Keith Thursby