June 14, 1938
June 14, 2008 | 11:24 am
Photograph by the Los Angeles Times
Police Capt. Earle Kynette before altering his appearance for his trial in the Harry Raymond bombing.
We also have the third installment of Ed Ainsworth's series on traffic problems in Los Angeles, which included the illustration above.
For some reason, Ainsworth illustrates the problem of traffic by using three women who are running errands, which I'm not sure is entirely fair or accurate. His point is that surface traffic is prone to congestion: "Automobiles and streetcars were mixed in a jerky, slow-moving mass, all practically paralyzed."
Next, he explores the strengths and weaknesses of subways, particularly the cost of tunneling (sound familiar?) and Los Angeles' lack of densely populated urban areas that benefit most from underground transportation, he says: "In Los Angeles, the sprawling population is too spread out."
The conclusion, according to Ainsworth, is to build elevated transportation. To be continued...