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LA turns 157, September 5, 1938

September 5, 2008 |  4:27 am

At Plummer Park, Eugene Plummer shows Joaquin Murietta's revolver

Capt. Eugene Plummer is featured in a story about Plummer Park in West Hollywood. According to the caption, the revolver he's holding belonged to Joaquin Murietta.

Los Angeles celebrates its birthday

Davis Cup results, 1938

At left, Mayor Frank Shaw and actor Leo Carrillo help celebrate Los Angeles' 157th birthday. The activities include a 28-mile marathon around the perimeter of the original settlement as well as a national radio broadcast from the Avila Adobe.

Speaking of Frank Shaw, you would never know from The Times that he was facing a recall election. The only mention is on the editorial page: "The recall fight has to stoop to get under the subway." 

Joaquin Murietta's revolver Take a look at Joaquin Murietta's revolver. It appears to be a 12-shot.

In sports, Times columnist Bill Henry files a report from the 1938 Davis Cup in Philadelphia. Henry writes about the bad luck of Pomona's Joan Bigler, who injured her eye with a curling iron on the eve of her semifinal match with Helen Bernhard ... Ben Hogan and Vic Ghezzi take the Hershey tournament with Paul Runyan and Sam Snead finishing second. It's the first of Hogan's 64 career tournaments.

Aviator Douglas "Wrong Way" Corringan takes an at-bat from Charlie Root during a game between the Cubs and the Reds at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, hits a foul ball--and runs to third base.