October opened with a flurry of events including: Yacht Race Trophy presentation, Fire Chiefs Day, “Kute Kiddies Contest” on the Zone, American Life Convention, California Grocer’s Day, Portuguese Society Day, Prune Week, Chicago Day, Demonstration of Trained Sheep Dogs and many more.
The first major action of October was conducted on the 9th. John McLaren, the Chief Landscape Engineer, and his Assistant, Donald McLaren were honored for their efforts to convert the Jewel City from filled wetland into a botanical fair representing all of the varieties which might grow in California. John received a large silver cup, while Donald received a commemorative plaque in South Garden in the Palace of Horticulture. October 11th was Education Day. The day began with a flag raising ceremony at the Pennsylvania building where many children celebrated the Liberty Bell. There was a luncheon, multicultural dance exhibition on the Marina Green and the Board of Education received a bronze plaque.