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President Asks Court to Halt Steel Strike

October 20, 2009 |  8:00 am
Oct. 20, 1959, Times Cover
Oct. 20, 1959: No clemency for Caryl Chessman, governor says ... Calling it a sad day for America, President Eisenhower tells the Justice Department to seek a federal injunction to halt a strike by the United Steelworkers of America. 

Oct. 20, 1959, Errol Flynn
“Created 2-Headed Dog” is perhaps the best kicker I have ever seen.

Security at Errol Flynn's funeral is so tight that film comedian Jack Oakie is barred.  Flynn was buried next to a statue of a woman titled "Flowers of Remembrance." One mourner says "Errol would have liked having a beautiful woman watch over him night and day.

Oct. 20, 1959, Flynn

Hollywood is “a little too rough,” so Beverly Aadland, Errol Flynn’s girlfriend, is staying with attorney Melvin Belli in San Francisco ...

Oct. 20, 1959, Jack Smith Jack Smith on men's fashions.

Oct. 20, 1959, Sports The Dodgers won yet another legal round in their fight to build a new ballpark in Chavez Ravine as the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed three appeals on the legality of deeding the area to the ballclub.

But don't think the fighting was over.

John Holland, a City Councilman who had long opposed the Dodgers moving to Chavez Ravine, said the council "must respect this contract but in areas where we are allowed to use our own judgment, I may still register my opposition to these plans."

In other words, stay tuned.

The Times' Jeane Hoffman said construction crews hoped to finish leveling the dirt for the ballpark by January. The paper's coverage included a vision of what Dodger Stadium was expected to look like once completed and a photo of earth movers and bulldozers working in Chavez Ravine. One house can still be seen.

--Keith Thursby