The American Bar Association held its 1935 convention in Los Angeles, in mid-July at the Biltmore Hotel. James M. Beck was one of the candidates running for president of the Association, ultimately losing to William L. Ransom.
This is a photograph of Brigadier General Oscar Westover, assistant chief of the Air Corps. (center), Lieut. Colonel H. H. Arnold (left) and Colonel John H. Howard (right)taken at a Biltmore Hotel luncheon of members of the Advertising Club and Chamber of Commerce. They are wearing leather flight jackets and are standing at a large round lunch table. The badges on Westover and Arnold read "Brig. Gen. Westover" and "Lt. Col. Arnold," respectively.