Aug. 17, 1939: USC football player Al Kreuger keeps in shape over the summer by milking cows.
Above, in a radical move, Police Chief Arthur C. Hohmann abolishes the LAPD's vice squad
and transfers all the officers to other divisions. He also forms an
intelligence unit. Hohmann, part of Mayor Fletcher Bowron's reform
movement, served as chief for a relatively brief time and was replaced
in 1941 by Clemence C.B. Horrall.
Former stagecoach driver Prestley A. "Bud" Swinney dies at the age of 82.
Artur Rodzinski and Jan Peerce perform at the Hollywood Bowl in a program including "El Salon Mexico" and a suite from "Der Rosenkavalier."