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Union Station Preview, May 2, 1939

May 2, 2009 |  6:00 am

May 2, 1939, Nazi Spy

"That I love peace is perhaps best shown by my work." --Adolf Hitler

May 2, 1939, Cover

Tim Turner covers Al Smith's arrival in Los Angeles, featuring quotes from a Negro porter and a Mexican bootblack ... in dialect: "Ahl Esmeeth." 
May 2, 1939, Election

The Times runs its political endorsements in a box next to the runover of the election story. Among other things, we support a $3-million bond issue for the airport.
May2, 1939, May Day

This May Day photo of Red Square complements the Page 1 story on a speech at the Hollywood Bowl by Rep. Martin Dies (D-Texas) about the dangers of communist subversives.
May 2, 1939, Pulitzers

"Abe Lincoln in Illinois" and "The Yearling" win Pulitzers.

May 2, 1939, Union Station

A preview gala at Union Station has a Gay '90s theme.

May 2, 1939, Vice Investigation

The grand jury investigates bribery allegations against the mayor's former public relations aide ... and another court battle to shut down the gambling ship Rex.
May 2, 1939, Whittier Avocado Festival  
The Whittier avocado show.
May 2, 1939, Theater

Casting for "Ninotchka": Cary Grant or William Powell?
May 2, 1939, Comics

Romance blossoms in "Gasoline Alley."
May 2,1939, Sports

The new Gilmore Field opens with a game between the Hollywood Stars and the Seattle Rainiers.