Mary B. Skeele, wife of Walter Skeele, the Professor of Organ and Dean of the College of Music at the University of Southern California was kidnapped in 1933. The ransom was paid and Mrs. Skeele was returned unharmed. A former student was found guilty of the crime.
Albert Dyer and his lawyers William Neeley and Ellery Cuff at Dyer's murder trial. Dyer lured three Inglewood girls to the hills, where he strangled them to death with his hands as well as rope. From left to right is Albert Dyer and public defenders Neeley and Cuff.
Amleto Giovanni Cicognani, Apostolic Delegate to the United States and Archbishop of Laodicea in Phyrigia, seated on the throne during the elevation ceremony of Bishop John Joseph Cantwell to Archbishop of the newly created Roman Catholic Province of Los Angeles. He offers his hand to Bishop Cantwell who is half-kneeling oppposite him. Using the powers vested in him by Pope Pius XI Cicognani presided over the ceremony, which took place at the Cathedral of Saint Vibiana in Los Angeles.
Judge Clarence L. Kincaid, holding an open book and raising his right hand, administering an oath to Judge Edward R. Brand, who also holds up his right hand. A coat and hat on a coat rack are in the background on the right.
The photograph appears with the article "Bride Denies Murder Plot; Says Plan to Poison Husband Was Only Joke; Man Confesses Part After Phone Talk Heard; Husband and Pastor Will be Questioned Today," Los Angeles Times, March 11, 1926