Thomas is pleading guilty to two accounts of forgery. Three weeks ago Thomas disappeared from his home in Redondo Beach after he wrecked his office in an attempt to convince police that he had been kidnapped by burglars. He was traced to Seattle, found under the false name E.T. Sherwood, and was attempting to marry another woman. He returned to Los Angeles after being found.
Portrait of Frank A. Bouelle, Superintendent of Schools, seated at his desk. Bouelle was the superintendent of the Los Angeles City School District from February 1, 1929 until his retirement in January, 1937.
This photograph may be related to the article "R.O.T.C. Awaits Honor Award, Streamer to Be Given at Thursday Celebration, Thousand Students to Join Armistice Parade, Various Schools of City to Observe Occasion," Los Angeles Times, November 4, 1932.