Fire Chief Ralph J. Scott is honored with a surprise party to celebrate his thirty years of service to the fire department. He is receiving a hand-illuminated book signed by every member of the fire department. From left to right, Ralph J. Scott, his wife Addie Scott, Fire Commissioner Edward Lewis, Harlan De Witt of the Fireman's Relief Association, and Mayor Shaw.
Captain Lynn D. Smith of the Coast Artillery Reserve, who was appointed as general chairman of the Los Angeles sector’s National Defense Week event held between February 12 and 22. The purpose of this week is to remind the public that their citizen soldiers (“minute men”) are trained and ready to protect the community in case of attack. The program includes public meetings, radio programs and other events.
Taken at grand jury investigation into death of film actress Thelma Todd. Todd was found in the garage of film director West, her business partner and lover, dead from carbon monoxide poisoning. Priester was Todd’s friend. Todd's death was eventually ruled an accident.
District Attorney Buron Fitts(rear left) and his sister Mrs. Berthal Gregory(rear middle) appear with their attorneys (front, left to right) Roland Swaffield, Walter K. Tuller, Joseph Scott, Jerry Giesler, and Jack Gilchrist(rear right) to contend with perjury charges made against them by the grand jury.
Court Clerk E.C. Averre, deputy District Attorney Edwin Meyers, deputy D.A. A.A. Van Cott and deputy D.A. John Barnes during the Douglas Aircraft sit-down strike trial in which 352 defendants were prosecuted for conspiring to illegally enter and occupy the aircraft plant. The trial opened May 11, 1937 and ran for several months.