July 5, 1960: I have to hand it to Paul Coates. For this column, he tries to beat an 80-year-old con woman at her own game. Here’s his Jan. 28, 1960, piece about her.
Notice the Page 1 story about the killing of New York attorney Karl Dieffenbach, who was found nude, beaten and smothered in his room at the Disneyland Hotel. On the jump, the trial of two teenagers who said he invited them up to his room for drinks and then made “inappropriate advances.” Dieffenbach was visiting Orange County to renegotiate a labor contract at an Anaheim manufacturing plant, The Times said.