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Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, May 6, 1941

May 6, 2011 | 11:29 am

  May 6, 1941, Nazis Blame U.S. for Long War  

  May 6, 1941, Comics  

May 6, 1941: Westbrook Pegler wins a Pulitzer Prize for "articles on scandals in the ranks of organized labor, which led to the expulsion and conviction of George Scalise" of the Building Service Employees International.

Lee Shippey is well enough to report on Good Samaritan Hospital. “Most of us think hospitals roll in wealth.... Yet all the seven major hospitals of Los Angeles are heavily in debt,” Shippey says.

Tom Treanor and the companions on his press junket reach Venezuela and he writes a few lines about the U.S. oil companies in Latin America. “The oil companies ... have finally gotten wise to themselves and have entered upon a vast program to foster genuine understanding and a mutual sharing of benefits,” he says.

FLOP OF THE WEEK: Columbia's "They Dare Not Love" (George Brent-Martha Scott.) An anti-Nazi bomb that fails to explode, Jimmie Fidler says.


  May 6, 1941, Lee Shippey  

  May 6, 1941, Tom Treanor  

  May 6, 1941, Jimmie Fidler