HOY layout with Paulette and hat.
“Rivera Mural Which May Bring Storm”, (SF Chron, p.17)
[Article and SF Exam photo of finished drawing for “movie” panel, however Stalin has only a knife, no pick. That will change after the Trotsky assassination Aug. 20]
Mrs. Edwin R. Sheldon, BOE member, says there are many protests about the dictators in the mural. (SF Call)
Battle of Britain begins. (This air war pits the Nazis vs. British.)
“Lindbergh Top 5th Columnist, Senator says” (SF Exam, front page)
“Red Plot to Slay High U.S. Leaders Bared in L.A. Quiz”
“U.S. Pact With Victor Urged By Lindbergh” (SF Exam, front page)
Lindbergh gives radio speech at Soldier Stadium in Chicago urging co-operation with Germans if they win.
HOY article, "Stravinsky En Mexico." [Goddard met Gershwin at the party Edward G. Robinson threw for Stravinsky in 1937. Now Stravinsky has fled Europe]
Robert Montgomery, film star, will show “films showing the last hours of democratic France” at Palace Hotel. (SF Chron)
Rivera’s first HOY article, The Truth About Finland. In his article Rivera explains why the USSR was compelled to invade Finland for strategic purposes; to put a buffer in the west. The cover (Antonio Arias-Bernal) has Father Time sadly reading Mein Kampf, amidst headlines about invasions, a hanging dove of peace, & the New Year infant in a battle helmet lighting a bomb. [FBI translate this article from the Mexican weekly tabloid.]
“What war?” Henry Ford thinks that people will repudiate war. (SF Exam, Sect. 1, p.6)
HOY (Antonio Arias-Bernal) cover has Santa Claus/reindeer in gas masks.
“New Coast Fair Plan Approved” (NY Times, 12.23.39, p.8) The second season of the Golden Gate International Exposition is on.