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.
Mayor Frank Shaw with woman in dotted dress and military hat, both kneeling and holding small Easter baskets, with four girls in white dresses, in front of desk on carpeted office floor with about 45 small Easter baskets, with another woman seated in chair partially visible at right
Governor James Rolph, in suit and tie, and Mayor Frank Shaw, in dark jacket, hand in pocket, and light pants, shaking hands, indoors, with Oriental rugs on floor and chair, photograph of waterfall, and fireplace mantel in background
President Roosevelt is seen waving his hat to greet the crowd from the back seat of a convertible car. Eleanor Roosevelt is seated next to him and Los Angeles mayor Frank Shaw on her other side. Police officers on motorcycles surround the car.
National Commander of the American Legion J. Ray Murphy is arriving in Los Angeles on the Union Pacific. He will be attending numerous events, including a speech he will give in Ventura and a banquet at the Army and Navy Club.