From left to right, Mmes. John W. Condon, Anne L. Taylor, Bessie I. Ryan, Howard M. Jay, and Los Angeles County Federation of Women's Clubs President Mrs. Harry E. Willits at a picnic meeting of county women's club presidents and chairmen. The event was held at the home of Mrs. Howard M. Jay on July 10, 1939 to discuss club legislative issues
C.T. Nolan, strike chairman of the Pacific Electric section of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, with O.R. Newhouse, J.S. Newman, W.P. Cook, and L.R. Spindel, other members of the strike committee, receiving news that their planned 2:00 am worker walkout had been blocked by President Roosevelt. The President had appointed a commission to negotiate the Brotherhood's disputes over unfair wages and hours. It was agreed that, during the negotiations, the strike would be postponed.
Fire fighters with a hose on the night of an explosion at the Golden State Fireworks and Display Co. plant at Redondo Beach (Feb. 7, 1940). The blast was felt 40 miles away, injured four, and caused damage to many nearby homes. Cause of the explosion was suspected to be decomposing firework shells, or possibly a gopher chewing on powder. Damages estimated at $100,000