Related to Los Angeles Times article, Whitaker, Alma, “Wife of President Keeps Busy Through Exciting Day's Visit in Los Angeles; All Crowds Given Smile: Stop at Hotel Kept Secret,” 2 Oct. 1935: 5. Malvina Thompson was married to Frank Schneider at the time; the article misstated her first name as "Malvern."
Related to the article “Teachers of Speech End Meet, Educators Pick Stanford Man for President and Elect Other Officers.” Los Angeles Times, 30 Dec. 1932. The article states: “Dr. Lee Emerson Bassett, head of the division of public speaking at Stanford University, was elected president of the National Association of Teachers of Speech at the final session of the convention of that organization yesterday at the Biltmore. Miss Gladys Borchers … University of Wisconsin, was elected first vice-president and Mrs. Irene Poole … University of Michigan, second vice president. …”
As president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles, E. Richard Smith guided their efforts to curb communism in 1934, assisted by other organization members, including Leroy D. Owen (realtor of industrial properties) and Judge Kincaid. These members are identified as participants in the "American Crusade" effort in the article "Many Back Red Attack: Junior Chamber Drive Aided," Los Angeles Times, 15 Jul. 1934: A1.
This photograph appears with the article, "Admirals and Their Wives at Colorful Social Spectacle of Second Annual Navy Ball. Brilliant Navy Ball Held. More than 2000 Service and Civilian Guests at Biltmore Spectacle in Honor of Officers." Los Angeles Times, 30, March 1932: A1.