W. A. Ferguson, cartoonist, draws a picture of contest winner, Harold Dowit at the Food and Household Show, sponsored by the Southern California Retail Grocers Association. Ferguson (known as "Ferg") was the Sperry Flour Company cartoonist. Dowit holds a box of Wheaties. The caricature of Dowit is only complete as far as his head, and written above that is, "Harold Dowit National Winner Skippy Contest." At the back of the exhibit, there are stacks of products, including Wheaties and Bisquick. There is also a sign that reads, "Hear me on the radio every day! Wheaties taste elegenter [sic] than elegant. Shippy," and a sign at the top of the exhibit reads, in part," Sperry Drifted Snow 'Home...'"
The Los Angeles National Housing Exposition opened on May 19, 1935 and was extended an extra week into June. Hundreds of exhibitors gathered at the Pan Pacific Auditorium, which used to be on 7600 West Beverly Boulevard.
The Devil's Gate Dam was the first flood control dam constructed in Los Angeles County. Designed by the flood engineers from the Los Angeles County Flood Control District and completed in 1920 Bent Brothers company, it formed the Hahamongna flood basin. The dam is located in La Cañada Flintridge at Devil's Gorge, the narrowest point on the Arroyo Seco. The Arroyo Seco is a seasonal river and watershed that begins at Red Box Saddle near Mount Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains and ends at the confluence with the Los Angeles River near Elysian Park, north of Downtown Los Angeles.