“Horror and Anguish…”

“Wrap Your Troubles In Romantic Dreams Between the Moon and the 19th Willow”; Bing Crosby; Publication date: December 15, 1939

The Daily Argus, December 15, 1939

HORROR AND ANGUISH mark the faces of Mrs. H. Torres (left) and her daughter, Ada, as they watch a New York tenement fire in which Mrs. Torres’ sister and young nephew, Mrs. Ramona Malave thirty, and her son, Edward, died.

“Just for You Heart Sick Lovely Hawaiian Madonna in the Sand”; Andy Iona and his Orchestra; Publication date: December 15, 1939

While Tories Bar Low-Rent Housing

Mother and Son Die in B’klyn Tenement Fire

Fire roared through an old tenement in Brooklyn at 2 A.M. yesterday and took the lives of Mrs. Ramonia Malava, 10, and her 7-year-old son Edward.

The four-story tenement at 41 Bartlett St. was occupied by twelve families, all of whom managed to get out except Mrs. Malava and her boy, who were trapped in a rear apartment on the fourth floor. Their charred bodies were found near a window, indicating that they had been overcome while trying to escape…

The tenement fire was discovered when one of the occupants thought he smelled smoke. When he went to the hall the stair-well was a blazing furnace. He managed to get down a fire-escape to turn in an alarm.

Meanwhile a passerby, seeing the flames,, rushed into the building and aroused its occupants by banging on as many doors as he could reach.

Firemen are investing the orgin of the fire, which is believed to have started in a third-floor apartment.

The Daily Worker, December 15, 1939

“Holy Smoke (Can’t You Take Ya Take a Joke?) Pinch Me I Want My Mama Between 18th and 19th On Chestnut Street”; The Ole Tom-cat of the Keys Bob Zurke and his Delta Rhythm Band; Publication date: December 15, 1939

The New York Times, December 15, 1939


Denies Aiding Narcotics Ring, Then Admits He Was Former Burglar and Bootlegger

Missing Finger A Trap

“Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)”; Bing Crosby; John Scott Trotter And His Orchestra; Ted Koehler; Bill Moll; Harry Barris; Decca (2948 B); Publication date: December 15, 1939

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