Will Rogers was selected for the reward for meritorious service in the advancement of aeronautics a month before his fatal plane crash on August 16th. His widow Betty Rogers will be accepting the award posthumously.
Dr. Felix Janovsky, Czechoslovakia consul in Los Angeles, pins the Order of the White Lion on William May Garland, president of the 1932 Olympiad in Los Angeles. Standing next to Garland is Dr. Madilene Veverka (aka Madeline), who was head supervisor of Los Angeles city schools, kindergarten and primary grades. The Order of the White Lion was an award of merit by Czechoslovakia for foreign citizens.
The Order of the White Lion medal, an award for merit by Czechoslovakia for foreign citizens. This medal is the civil version, as noted by the two crossed palms above the badge, instead of two crossed swords, which would indicate military. This award was given to William May Garland in Los Angeles.
Medals belonging to impresario L. E. Behymer. The medals include: (1) The Dutch Order of Officer of Orange-Nassau, (2) The Serbian Order of St. Sava, (3) Italian Order of the Crown, (4) French Officer of the Palms, (5) Grecian Order of the Redeemer, (6) Medallion, German Artistic Service, (7) Russian Order of St. Vladimer, (8) Silver Palms of Order of Leopold, Belgium, (9) Russian Order of St. Stanislas, (10) Golden Palms of the Order of Leopold Leopold, Belgium, and (11) Order of Danilo, Montenegro.
Mildred Howell Lewis was crowned queen of the third Los Angeles Fiesta de las Flores in 1896, but lost the medal that went along with the honor, until it was discovered recently by two blacksmiths shifting through ash heaps recently in Santa Ana.
Austin Clapp was an American swimmer and water polo player who competed in the 1928 and 1932 Summer Olympics. In 1928 he won a gold medal in the 4x200 m freestyle relay event and in 1932 he was a member of American water polo team, which won a bronze medal.