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July 9, 1938

July 9, 2008 |  7:59 am

Above, President Roosevelt, who will be arriving at Union Station in Los Angeles on July 16, 1938. I hope I can find some Times photos of his visit.
Dropcap_d_dandunn r. Roy L. Smith, chairman of the Federation for Civic Betterment and pastor of First Methodist Episcopal Church, announces that he plans to file petitions seeking the recall of Mayor Frank Shaw (see story at left).

Smith made the announcement in a memo to the City Council asking it to defer action on the mayor's appointments to boards and commissions. The council refused to speculate whether the mayor would be recalled and did not second a motion by Councilman James M. Hyde to defer voting on the mayor's nominees. You may remember that Hyde had already called on the mayor, Police Chief James Davis and the Police Commission to resign over the Harry Raymond bombing.

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