The mural, funded by the WPA (Works Project Administration), was controversial especially because of the depictions of nudity and references to war in the central panel. The central panel was removed from the Frank Wiggins Trade School lobby (now LA Trade Tech) and returned to the Public Works Administration in 1935 and the other two panels were returned in 1939.
An unknown man applying false eyelashes to Elsie the Borden Cow, the unofficial mascott for Borden dairy products. After appearing at the New York World's Fair, Elsie was chosen by R.K.O. producer Gene Towne to star in the 1940 film "Little Men," based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Elsie arrived in Los Angeles on July 12, 1940
New York mayor Fiorello La Guardia presides over the Pacific coast regional meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors. Boston Mayor Frederick Mansfield served as Mr. La Guardia's secretary. Approximately 60 Pacific coast mayors attended the conference. Unemployment relief was a focal topic at the conference, which was held at Los Angeles' City Council chamber. May 15, 1937.