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.
Edward Craig, speaker of the lower house of the State Legislature, addressing luncheon attendees at the first annual convention of Southern California members of the California Republican Assembly. Attendees, L to R are: Mark Requa (Republican National Committeeman for California), Leo Anderson (incoming president, who presided over the luncheon), Craig, Sherrill Halbert (chairman of the State organization) and Catherine Venn (chairman of the women's division of the organization). The luncheon took place at the convention held at the Clark Hotel (426 South Hill Street).