The Citizens' Committee on Governmental Reorganization formed by Mayor Shaw to make community recommendations for consolidations, simplification, and economy in the local government, met and discussed issues.
Salvation Army general Evangeline Booth and Mayor Frank L. Shaw stand at a podium with several other people on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall. Booth wears a bonnet and dress, while Shaw wears a tie, shirt, and jacket. The podium is festooned with patriotic decor. An arch and part of the facade of City Hall can be seen in the background. A young man to the left is seen in an Uncle Sam costume. Booth and her Army membership were in Los Angeles for a Salvation Army parade, and met in congress to discuss their World for God campaign in which they hoped to add a million more members. Mayor Shaw and many Los Angeles citizens welcomed them to the city.
Los Angeles Mayor Frank L. Shaw speaks at podium on City Hall (200 N Spring Street) steps to audience regarding importance of American naval forces on Navy Day, October 27th, a day which commemorated the establishment of the American Navy in 1775. (Navy Day is no longer celebrated as it was absorbed into Armed Forces Day.) Naval officers sit behind Shaw as he makes his speech. The columns and arches of City Hall can be seen.The 2000 spectators listened not only to notable speeches extolling the navy at City Hall, but also witnessed a band concert and the aerial feats of naval airplanes flying overhead. Commemorations also occured in Los Angeles Harbor, Long Beach Naval Reserve Airport, and elsewhere in the Southland.