Saturday, July 23, 2005

Post-hypnotic suggestion?

July 23, 1947
Los Angeles

Remember Lula Colias, yesterday's unfortunate whose Hindu yoga teacher took her for $20,000 while she sat helpless? Police picked her up this evening at Fifth and Main.

Det. Sgt. F.I. Ellis explains that the lady took a long cab ride (Long Beach to Ocean Park, and thence downtown), hopped out of the cab and created a disturbance. Is she bats, in a trance, or just driven batty by her recent loss? Lula's under observation at the General Hospital psych ward, so maybe an answer is forthcoming.

Suggested reading (again): The New Encyclopedia of Stage Hypnotism


Larry said...

British Attacked
in New Battle
of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, July 22 (AP)—A new “Battle of Jerusalem” roared tonight.

Machinegun fire, Molotov cocktails and road mines set off a new wave of violence which in eight days has taken a toll of eight killed and 57 wounded.

Sirens wailed three times in the Holy City today, twice for minor incidents and a third time for what appeared to be a big underground offensive.

In the gathering dusk, troops and police answered with a hail of machinegun fire attacks which were launched simultaneously on an army pay corps officer in the former Surian Orphanage, on the Mustashpha police station and its nearby billet at the eastern edge of Jerusalem and on a Royal Air Force mobile patrol touring the curfewed Mea Shearim (Jewish) quarters.

…A textile shop was burned in the Jewish quarter when three armored cars and four Bren gun carriers laid a barrage on it in answer to earlier fire from attackers. Owner of the shop is the father of one of three Irgun Zvai Leumi members awaiting the gallows for the May 4 Acre prison raid.

Transport Sunk
by Blast in
Haifa Harbor

JERUSALEM, July 23 (AP)—The former Liberty ship Empire Lifeguard was sunk in Haifa harbor by an internal explosion today while discharging legal Jewish immigrants from Cyprus. It apparently was a blow of revenge for the ship’s part in deportations of would-be immigrants.

Jewish sources voiced fears that the British military may crack down harder on all Jewry as a result of the new terror offensive which in the past week has taken a toll of eight killed and more than 60 wounded.

The Lifeguard had brought 261 immigrants from Cyprus and had discharged all but 40 or 50. These were taken off safely. The pattern of attack suggested that it was the work of Hagana, the illegal Jewish militia which has undertaken the organization of immigration against British wishes.

Los Angeles Times, July 23-24, 1947

Larry said...

For that matter, you have a postcard of the Hotel Alexandria, which is at 5th and Spring, not Main.