Washington, DC -- On April 7th, television was inaugurated as a successful achievement of scientific research. For the first time, men sat in New York and looked 200 miles over a telephone wire at other men in Washington. Photo shows Secretary of Commerce Hoover, as he appeared at his office in Washington while speaking to and being seen by Walter S. Gifford, President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company in New York City. Listening in on the conversation are General J.J. Carty, A.E. Berry and Stephen Davis. (1927)
Cicero -- Photographers and a young lady duck as rocks are hurled through the air aimed at civil rights marchers who paraded through this all-white suburb of Chicago. The presence of the guardsmen probably prevented the confrontation from turning into a major riot. (1966)
St. Louis -- The Rev. Bailey Smith of Del City, OK, was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention, defeating five other candidates. Smith, 41, won the election on the first ballot with 51 percent of the more than 11,000 votes cast. Smith is the pastor of the 14,000 member First Southern Baptist Church in greater Oklahoma City. (1980)
Charged with Attempt to Extort $100,000 from Rosenwald.
Philadelphia -- Charles R. Weil, 29 year old unemployed bookkeeper, appeared in court with attorney to face charges of attempted extortion of $100,000 from Lessing J. Rosenwald, chairman of the Board of Sears Roebuck and Co., widely known as a philanthropist. Weil is said by police to have confessed to the attempted extortion but said that he did not intend to hurt Mr. Rosenwald but had been "mentally deranged". (1933)
San Francisco -- Portrait of "Mother" Mary Jones, the famous labor leader now in San Francisco leading the fight to secure a new trial for Thomas J. Mooney, whose sentence to death for the San Francisco Preparedness Parade bomb outrage was commuted to life imprisonment by Governor Stevens of California a few weeks ago. "Mother" Jones is acting as special representative of the Illinois Federation of Labor. She is best known for her work during the Colorado mine troubles. (1918)