Edward E. Spence, Beverly Hills mayor, and Norman H. Pabst fly the flag at half mast at City Hall as a gesture of reverence upon news of the August 15th death of Will Rogers. All businesses in the city closed at 1:00 pm as well.
Probably related to Los Angeles Times article, November 8, 1931, Minute of Memory Caps Armistice Day Program, All City to Pause in Silent Token of Respect to Fallen Heroes of War at 11 a.m. … Presentation of stand of colors to Legion of Valor … by Senator Shortridge. … unit will be commanded by Frank J. Irwin, a D.S.C. man and former National Commander of the Disabled American Veterans …
Related to Los Angeles Times article, September 10, 1932, Gen. Sherman’s Career Closes, Death Puts End to Labors of Pioneer Developer, Activities Important Factor in Rise of Los Angeles, Funeral Services Will Be Monday at 2 p.m.
The Dragon float emitted smoke and was 85 feet long. Two men wearing Asian shirts, trousers and conical straw hats carry a floral sign reading "Glendale," the city that entered the float. The Pasadena Post Office at 281 E. Colorado Blvd. is visible across the street.