Posts Tagged ‘San Diego County Grand Jury’

2nd March
written by Richard

Dr. Harold O. Rugg

“The effort of the American Legion to eliminate all un-American teachings from the schools of the nation has been a real success. . . . ”

In the 1930s, the social science textbooks authored by Dr. Harold Rugg were standard classroom fare in schools throughout the United States. But late in the decade, the books came under remarkable public scrutiny and were attacked as subversive and un-American.

Here’s the story of San Diego’s Textbook Controversy.

20th December
written by Richard

Clinton L. Byers, City Attorney

Alleged padding of city telephone bills with charges for personal calls by city officials came under scrutiny of the county Grand Jury today as it launched an investigation of “junket” trips taken by City Atty. C. L. Byers and Councilman A. W. Bennett. . .

The mid-1930s were a rocky period for San Diego politics.  Careers were made and lost in a matter of months.  One of the most prominent political casualties of the era was the city’s chief legal authority: the city attorney, Clinton L. Byers.

Read the entire story of the Embattled City Attorney.