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PEARSON. Stanley Grisso. A.B., LL.B.

Lawyer; Partner of Pearson & Proctor.
Born- San Francisco (Calif.), May 11, 1908;
s. of Iva (Grisso) and Fred Wells Pearson.
Education: Los Angeles grammar schools,
1914-17; Burbank school system, 191 (-25; U.
of Calif. (Los Angeles), 1925-29; School of
Jurisprudence, U. of Calif. (Berkeley), 1929-
30- Stanford U., sutnmer, 1930; Sch. of Jur-
isprudence, U. of Calif., 1930-32.
Degrees: A.B., U. of Calif. (Los Angeles),
1929- LL.B., School of Jurisprudence, U. ot
Calif. (Berkeley), 1932.

Married: Elizabeth, d. of Marion Ellen (Bai-
ley) and Harry Karl Dinsmore, 1936.
Prof Record: Associated with Hugh M. Bole
(Attorney-at-Law), Nov. 1932 to Jan. 1933,
employed by Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp,
Jan , 1933 to Jan., 1935, with Jules C. Gold-
stone, Jan., 1935 to May, 1935, associated
with William Howard Nicholas, May to June,
1935 (and special matters thereafter), (all m
Los Angeles). Partner, firm of Pearson &
Proctor, (Attorneys-at-Law), Burbank (Cal-
if.), July, 1935—; Teaching in the University
of California Extension Division.
Publications: Notes and comments in Califor-
nia Law Review, 1931 and 1932.
Army Service: Two and one-half years train-
ing in ROTC, U. of Calif. (Los Angeles), at-
taining rank of Sergeant; mem., Calif Na-
tional Guards for several months in 1926.
Memberships: Elected member of Phi Sigma
Alpha (honorary political science), 1928;
Gama Etta Gama (legal), 1931; U. of
Calif. (Los Angeles), Band and Orchestra,
State Bar of California (from 1932) ; Los An-
geles Bar Assn. (1933-35); Highland Park
Tennis Club (1933-35); Sierra Club of Calif.
(1934)- 20-30 Club of Burbank (1936-39),
(Bd of Dir., First Vice-Pres., Pres. 1938);
BurlDank Alumni Assn. (Pres. 1937-38) ; Bur-
bank Tennis Club (1938); Burbank Optimist
Club (1939-41, Secretary, 1940); Burbank Co-
ordinating Council (Treas. 1940).
Religion: Protestant.

Recreations: Golf, tennis, swimming, fishing,
hiking, gardening.

Bus. Address: 218 Security Bank Bldg., Bur-
bank, Calif.

Home Address: 1019 East San Jose, Burbank,

PEASE. Howard. A.B.


Born: Stockton (Calif.), Sept. 6, 1894; s. of

Stella (Cooley) and Newton Pease.

Education: Stockton Pub. Schs.; Stanford U.

Degrees: A.B., Stanford U., 1923.

Married: Pauline, d. of Dr. John Ridley Nott,

in San Francisco (Calif.), Nov. 4, 1927; ch.:


Prof Record: Teacher, pub. and pvt. schs.,

1924-34, in Calif, and New York; has devoted

time to writing since 1934.

Publications: The Tattoed Man, 1926; The

Jinx Ship, 1927; Shanghai Passage, 1929; The

Gypsy Caravan, 1930; Secret Cargo, 1931;

The Ship Without a Crew, 1934; Wind m the

Rigging, 1935; Hurricane Weather, 1936;

Foghorns, 1937; Captain Binnacle, 1938;

Jungle River, 1939; Long Wharf, 1939; The

Black Tanker, 1941.

Army Record: Sgt., B.H. 30, A.E.F., 1918-19.

Religion: Protestant.

Politics: Democrat.

Home Address: 300 Palo Alto Ave., Palo Alto,


PEAT, (Mary) Evalyn. A.B.

County Librarian, Tehama County Free Li-

Born: San Jose (Calif.), March 11, 1912; d.
of Agnes (Shaughnessy) and David Harold

Education: Napa Union High School (Calif.),
Sacramento Junior College; U. of California

Degrees: A.B., U. of Calif.
Prof Record: Began as Asst. in Napa (Calif.)
County Free Library; at present Librarian,
Tehama County Free Library, Red Bluff

Memberships: Calif. Library Assn.; Amer,
University Women; Business and Prof. Wo-
men's Club; Amer. Library Assn.
Bus. Address: Tehama County Free Library,
Red Bluff, Calif.

Home Address: Fourth Avenue South, Napa^

PEATTIE. Donald Culross, A.B.

Writer, Naturalist.

Born: (Chicago (111.), June 21, 1898; s. of
Elia (Wilkinson) and Robert Burns Peattie.
Education: Public grammar schools and Uni-
versity High School (Chicago) ; U. of Chi-
cago; Harvard College.

Degrees: A.B. (cum laude). Harvard College,

Married: Louise, d. of Robert Redfield (Chi-
cago), at Washington (D.C.), May 23, 1923
ch : Malcolm Redfield; Mark Robert; Noel

Prof Record: Entered U. of Chicago on
Scholarship in English Literature; worked as
Publisher's Reader, George H. Doran Co.
(New York), 1918-19; during 1920 and sub-
sequent yrs. botanized entire dune region of
Indiana coast of Lake Michigan; also moun-
tains of western North Carolina, 1921 and
subsequent yrs. Entered Govt, service as Asst.
Plant Introducer, Office of Foreign Seed
and Plant Introduction, Dept. of Agr. (Wash-
ington, D.C.); detailed for special investi-
gations in tropical plants (Miami, Fla.),
1923- became newspaper columnist (nature),
Washington Evening Star. 1925, for 10 yrs.;



nature columnist. Chicago Daily News. 19:55-
37; In V.YM) appointed contiibuiinf,' Kdltor of
Bird Lt>rv (now the Audubon Magazine) iind
author of rcKular column (The Nature of
Things) on conservation. Contributor of ar-
ticles on nature, science, philosophy, conser-
vation, criticism, biography, book reviewing,
and fiction stories to: The Atlantic Monthly;
Saturday Evening Post; Comnopolitan; Read-
ers' Digest; Country Gentleman; Ladies' Home
Journal; American Mercury; Liberty; Amer-
ican Magazine; Nature Magazine. Natural His-
tory; Frontiers; Scientific Monthly; Saturday
Review of Literature. Twice held Fellowship
of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial
Foundation for creative writing. 1936 and

Publications: Author: Blown Leaves, 1916-
Cargoes and Harvests, 1926; Flora of the
Tryon Region, 1928-1931; Flora of the Indiana
Dunes, 1930; Vence (The Story of the Prov-
encal Town Through Two Thousand Years),
1930; Port of Call, 1932; Sons of the Mar-
tian, 1932; Natural History of Pearson's Falls,
1932; Karen's Loyalty (English title of Sons
of the Martian), 1»33; The Bright Lexicon,
1934; Trees of North America, 1936; An Al-
manac for Moderns, 1935; Singing in the
Wilderness, 1935; Green Laurels, 1936; Old
Fashioned Garden Flowers, 1936; A Book of
Hours, 1937; A Child's Story of the World,
1937; A Prairie Grove, 1938; This Is Living,
1938; A Gathering of Birds, 1939; Flowering
Earth, 1939; Audubons Ainerica, 1940; The
Road of a Naturalist, 1941. Books in Colla-
boration with his wife: Bounty of Earth,
1926; Up Country, 1928; Down Wind, 1929;
The Happy Kingdom, 1935.
Awards: Witter Bynner Poetry Prize (First),
1922; Emily C. Whitcomb Medal (poetry),
1921; Gold Medal (First) of Limited Editions
Club of New York, 1935; Silver Medal,
Commonwealth Club of Calif., 1940; elected to
National Inst, of Arts and Letters, 1940.
Memberships: Phi Gamma Delta; New Eng-
land Botanical Club; National Audubon So-
ciety; Cooper Ornithological Club; Wilson
Ornithological Club; Amer. Assn. for Ad-
vancement of Science; So. Appalachian Bot-
anical Club; Amer. Soc. of Plant Taxo-

Home Address: 224 Buena Vista Rd., Santa
Barbara, Montecito, Calif.

PEATTIE. Louise Redfield


Born: Northfield Township (Cook Co., III.),
d. of Bertha (Dreier) and Robert Redfield.
Education: Chicago Private Schools.
Married: Donald Culross, s. of Elia (Wilkin-
son) and Robert Burns Peattie in Washington
(D.C.), May 23, 1923; ch.: Malcolm Redfield,
Mark Robert, Noel Roderick.
Publications: Dagny, 1928; Forlorn Mermaid,
(Britslh title for Dagny), 1929; Pan's Parish,
1931; Wine with a Stranger, 1932; Wife to
Caliban, 1934; Fugitive, 1935; American Acres,
1936; Grand Portage (American Acres, Brit-
ish title) 1936; Tomorrow Is Ours, 1938; A
Child in Her Ar7ns, 1938; Lost Daughter,
1938; Star at Noon, 1939; The Calif ornians,
1940; in collaboration with husband: Bounty
of Earth, 1926; Up Country, 1928; Down
Wind, 1929; The Happy Kingdotn, 1935.
Home Address: 224 Buena Vista Rd., Santa
Barbara, Montecito, Calif.

PECKHAM. Ignatius Martin. A.B., J.D.


Born: San (Calif.), Nov. 23, 1888; n

of Catherine (HIgglns) and J. A. Peckham.

Education: San Jose Schools and Stanford

Degrees: A.B., 1911, J.D., 191.3, Stanford

Married: Rose, d. of William H. Jordan In
San Francisco (Calif.), Feb. 29, 1924; ch.:
Jordan Neville.

Prof. Record: Admitted to Bar, 1912; prac-
ticed, San Jose (Calif.), 1912-13; In San
Francisco, 191,3^; Chief Deputy, U.S. Attor-
ney, San Francisco, 1929-32; U.S. Attorney
at San Francisco, 1933.

Directorships: Dir., Soc. of Calif. Pioneers
(Past Pres.)

Memberships: Phi Beta Kappa; Order of Coif;
N.S.G.W., Soc. of Calif. Pioneers; F.&.A.M.:

Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: 333 Montgomery St.. San Fran-
cisco, Calif.

Home Address: 1668 Grove St., San Francisco,
Calif. i

PEDDELL. Kay (Maud) Clement

Playwright ; Fictionist.

Born: Pacific (Mo.), Nov. 22, 1882; d. of

Frances Ellen (Roberson) and Charles Wesley


Education: Public Schools (St. Louis, Mo.);
special study Univ. of Calif. (Los Angeles).
Married: Thomas Arthur, s. of Amy (Dove)
and Gould Ward Peddell, in London (Eng-
land). Apr. 14, 1923.

Prof. Record: Began writing for motion pic-
tures in 1914; first long play (stage) pro-
duced in Los Angeles in 1921; since then has
produced seven long plays and four short;
several plays broadcast over television in
Sept. 1940.

Memberships: So. Calif. Woman's Press Club
(Pres., 1930-31, 1940-41) ; California Writer's
Guild; Rogues and Vagabonds of Hollywood.
Religion: Christian Science.
Politics: Democrat.

Home Address: 668 Witmer St., Los Angeles.

PEEK. The Honorable Paul, A.B., LL.B.

Secretary of State, State of California.
Born: West Union (Iowa), June 5, 1904; s.
of Mary E. (Widdows) and William M. Peek.
Education: Grammar School and Polytechnic
High School (Long Beach) ; Oregon Agricul-
tural Coll., Univ. of Oregon; Southwestern
Univ. (Los Angeles).

Degrees: A.B., Univ. of Oregon, 1927, LL.B.,
Southwestern Univ., 1930.

Married: Elizabeth G., d. of Eleanor G. and
Fred C. Nash in Pasadena (Calif.), Aug. 14,
1930; ch.: Diane Elaine.

Prof. Record: Began practicing law in 1930;
took position in the Legal Dept, of the
California Trust Co. (Los Angeles. Calif.).
1931; after a short time with this company
returned to the practice of law; Mem. of the
firm of Smith, Peek and Aspey (Long Beach
and Los Angeles) ; served as Pres. of the
Calif. State Jr. Chamber of Com. in 1935;



entered politics in 1936, being elected on the
Democratic ticket as a member of the Calif.
Legislature, 71st Assembly District; two years
later re-elected to the same office; was elected
by the membership of the Assem. of the State
Legislature as speaker of the House, Jan. 2,
1939; elected Chairman of the Democratic
State Central Com. of Calif.. 1939; became
Secretary of State, the youngest Constitutional
Officer in Calif. Hist., Feb. 29, 1940.
Memberships: Beta Rho Chapter of the Beta
Theta Pi; Commonwealth Club of San Fran-

Religion: Methodist.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Golf, baseball, swimming.
Bus. Address: State Capitol, Sacramento,
Calif. *

PEERS. Robert Alway, M.D., CM.,
F.T.M.C., F.A.C.P., F.A.M.A.

Physician. „.

Mayor, City of Colfax; Medical Director,
Colfa.x School for the Tuberculous.
Born: Woodstock (Ontario, Canada), Dec. 13,
1875; s. of Margaret Hatch (Alway) and
Richard Peers.

Education: Woodstock College Institute; Al-
bert College (Belleville, Ontario) ; Trinity U.
and Trinity Medical -College (Toronto, On-

Degrees: M.D., CM., Trinity U., 1899; F.T.
M C. (Fellow by examination) Trinity Med-
ical College, 1899.

Married: Lucy Fitzgerald, d. of Martha Eliz-
abeth (Fraser) and Benjamin Stewart, at
San Francisco (Calif.), July 20, 1901; ch.:
Robert Stewart (M.D.); Francis Hamilton.
Prof. Record: Secretary, Placer County Med-
ical Society; Past. Pres., Calif. Academy of
Medicine; Past Pres., Calif. Medical Assn.;
Past Pres., Calif. Tuberculosis Assn.; Past
Pres., Calif. Northern Dist. Medical Society;
Past Pres., Placer County Medical Soc; For-
mer Director, National Tuberculosis Assn.;
Member, Calif. Dept. of Public Health, 1914-
31; Diplomate, Amer. Board of Internal Med-
icine; Member, Amer. Acad, of Tuberculosis
Physicians; Member, International Union
Against Tuberculosis. Pres., Placer County
Tuberculosis Assn.; Life Member, Amer. Col-
lege of Physicians; Fellow, American Medical
Assn. Medical Director, Colfax School for
the Tuberculous, since 1908. Mayor, City of
Colfax (Calif.), since 1922.
Directorships: Central Calif. Corp.; Auburn
Advisory Board, Bank of America.
Publications: A Primer for the Tuberculous
and other Essays on Tuberculosis. Numerous
articles on tuberculosis published in Medical
Journals such as: Journal of the Medical
Society of the State of California (now Cali-
fornia Western Medicine); Journal of Ameri-
can Medical Association; American Review of
Tuberculosis; etc.

Army Service: Captain, Tuberculosis Bureau,
American Red Cross (in France, April to
Sept., 1918).

Memberships: Alpha Kappa Kappa (Medical
Fraternity) .
Religion: Methodist.
Politics: Republican.

Recreation: Historical and biographical books.
Bus Address: Colfax School for Tuberculous,
Colfax, Calif.
H07ne Address: Colfax, Calif.

PEGRUM. Professor Dudley Frank.

A.B., M.A., Ph.D.

Assoc. -Professor of Economics, University of
California, Los Angeles.

Born: Romford (Essex, England), May 28,
1898; s. of Elizabeth Mary (Keen) and Frank

Edxication: Public schools Victoria (B.C.),
and Edmonton (Alberta).

Degrees: A.B., 1922, M.A., 1924, Univ. of
Alberta; Ph.D., Univ. of California (Berke-

Married: Marion, d. of Lucy (Hill) and
George Pheasey in Edmonton (Alberta),
July 1924; ch.: Douglas Frank.
Prof. Record: Claims Clerk, Can. Natl. Rys.,
1918-19; Teacher, High School (Lethbridge,
Alberta), 1923-25; Instr. of Economics, Univ.
of Calif. (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1927-28,
Asst. Prof., 1928-35, Assoc. Prof., 1935—,
Chmn. Dept. of Economics, 1938 — .
Publications: Rate Theories and The Califor-
nia Railroad Commission (Univ. of Calif.
Press, Berkeley), 1937; also articles in num-
erous scientific journals.

War Record: Enlisted in Royal Canadian Air
Force, 1918.

Memberships: Alpha Kappa Psi, Pi Gamma
Mu; Artus; Amer. Econ. Assn.; Pac. Coast
Econ. Assn.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Independent.
Recreations: Sports, music; travel.
Bus. Address: Univ. of California, West Los
Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 414 Denslow Ave., Los An-
geles, Calif.

PEIRCE. Professor George Tames. B.S..
M.A., Ph.D., F.A.A.A.S.

Plant Physiologist; Professor Botany and
Plant Physiology, Emeritus, Stanford Uni-

Born: Manila (Philippine Islands), March 13,
1868; s. of Lydia Ellen (Eaton )and George
Henry Peirce.

Education: Cambridge (Mass.), pub. schools;
Universities of Bonn, Harvard, Leipzig and

Degrees: B.S., Harvard, 1890; M.A., and
Ph.D., Leipzig Univ.

Married: Anna, d. of William Newell Hobart
in Cincinnati (Ohio), June 14, 1897; ch.:
Elizabeth, Carolyn Peirce Brown, Rosamond

Prof. Record: Asst. in Botany, Harvard Univ.;
Asst. Prof., Univ. of Indiana; Asst. Prof.,
Assoc. Prof., Prof., Stanford Univ.; Acting
Prof., Univ. of Wisconsin; consultant in liti-
gation involving alleged damage to vegetation
from smelter fumes and cement dust; Collab-
orator, U.S. Forest Service; Special Agent,
U S. Dept. Justice; Mem., later Chmn., Palo
Alto Bd. of Health, City Planning Commis-

Directorships: Chairman, Palo Alto Chapter,
Red Cross.

Publications: Plant Phymology (Henry Holt &
Co.), 1903; Physiology of Plants (Holt), 1926;
Experimental Plant Physiology, 1931; articles
in technical botanical journals, Scientific
Monthly etc. ; joint author of General Biology
(Holt), 1922 and 1928.
Memberships: Fellow, Amer. Acad, of Arts



and Sciences, Amer. Assoc, for the Advance-
ment of Science, Bot.-inlcal Soc. of Amer. (for-
mer I're.s.); Calif. Hot. Soc; Dcutsch Bol.
Ges.; Amer. Soc. Plant Phy.sioloKists; Phi
Hela Kappa, Sijima Xi; Calif. Acad. Sciences.
Rcligioit. Christian.
Politics: Independent.

Recreations: Walking, motoring, fly fishing.
Bus. Address: Stanford University, Calif.

Home Address: 281 Embarcadero Rd., Palo
Alto, Calif. •

PEIRCE, John Morgan, B.S.. M.B.A.

Tax Economist: Diroclor of Taxation, Cali-
fornia State Chamber of Commerce.
Born: (Calif.), June 12, 1902; s. of
Olive Ionia (Foote) and Morgan James

Education: California Public Schools; Univ.
of Calif. : Harvard Univ.

Degrees: B.S., Univ. of Calif., 1925; M.S. A.,
Harvard Univ., 1927.

Married: Alice, d. of Ralph Atkinson in Pasa-
dena (Calif. 1, June 18, 1929; ch.: Alice
Jeanne and Mary Elizabeth.
Prof. Record: Corporation Economist, 1927-
28; Economist, Calif. Taxpayers' Assn. (Los
Angeles). 1929-33; lax Counselor, same, 1933-
40; Dir. of Taxation, Calif. State Chamber of
Commerce, 1940 — ; Authority on Government
and Taxation in Calif. ; Consultant to Calif.
Legislature; Budget Expert.
Publications: Prison Labor in California (Pub.
by Calif. Taxpayers' Assn.), 1930; History of
California Constitution (Pub. by State of
Calif.), 1938; numerous articles on govern-
ment and taxation.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Angling.

Bus. Address: 350 Bush St., San Francisco,
Home Address: 260 Yale Ave., Berkeley, Calif.


Petroleum Geologist and Engineer.
Born: Los Angeles (Calif.), Sept. 22, 1884;
s. of Elizabeth (Hampton) and William Sam-
ual Pemberton.

Education : Pico Heights Grammar School:
Rosedale Grammar School ; Los Angeles High
School; Mission High School (San Francisco);
Stanford Univ.

Degrees: A.B., Stanford Univ., 1909.
Married: Alice Genevieve, d. of Elizabeth
(White) and Peter Rawlins, in Los Angeles
(Calif.), Aug. 12, 1933; ch: John Rowan.
Prof. Record: Field Asst. in Geology Dept.,
Stanford Univ., 1908-09; Field Ass\., U.S.
Geological Survey, 1909; Instr. in Dept. of
Geology, Stanford Univ., 1910; Geologist for
Argentine CJovt. in Land Classification work
in Patagonia, 1911-15; District Sales Mgr.,
Ventura Refining Co., 1915-16; Geologist in
Mid Continent, Assoc, with William Boyce
Thompson interests, 1917-23; Geologist "for
E. L. Doheny and allied interests (Los An-
geles), 1923-31; Oil Umpire for Calif. Oil
Producing Industry in charge of curtailment
and proration of oil production (Los Angeles),
1932-40; Consulting Geologist and Engineer,

Directorships: Pres., Cement Patents, Inc.

Secy.-Treas., Master Separator and Valve

Mctnhcr.ihijis: K;ippa Alpha, Sigma XI; Amor.
Assn. Petroleum Geologists; .Seismologlcal
Soc. of Amer.; Amer. Inst. Mining and Met-
allurgical Engrs.; /\mer. Ornithologists Union;
Cooper Ornithological Club; WiLson Ornitholo-
gical Club.

Religion: Methodist Episcopal, South.
Politics: Republican.

Rpcrentioyts : Yachting; motion pictures of
wild life, principally birds.
Bus. Address: 714 Olympic Blvd., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Home Address: 3031 No. Lake Ave., Alta-
dena, Calif. •

PENCE, Sara Bundy


Born: Vancleve (Iowa), Aug. 31, 1881; d. of
Rebecca (Milhous) and Thomas E. Bundy.
Education: Friend's Boarding School (West
Branch, Iowa).

Married: Alva L., s. of Barbara and Samuel
Pence in St. Paris (Ohio), Jan. 28, 1883; ch.:
Lois Sienkiewicz.

Publications: A book of poems, Quaker Bon-
nets (Herald-Silhouettes Press, Ontario, Cal-
if.), 1934; poems published in Christian Sci-
ence Monitor, Oregonian, Los Angeles Satur-
day Night, and other publications.
Religion: Quaker.

Recreations: Hiking, camping, fishing.
Home Address: 6854 No. Figueroa St., Los
Angeles, Calif.

PENDLETON, Barbara Eye


Born: Naples (111.), Jan. 1, 1861; d. of Nancy
(Fields) and Aaron Eye.

Married: Jesse Francis Pendleton in Sacra-
mento (Calif.), March 20, 1886 (deceased
1925); ch. : Emmet Pendleton.

Prof. Record: Came tb Chico (Calif.), Sept.
20, 1881, to live; has lived in Red Bluff
(Calif.), since May, 1886; Contributor to (an-
thologies) The Melting Pot, 1934; Galaxy,
1934; Contemporary Aiyierican Women Poets,
1935; Paebar, 1935; Star Dust and Dreams,
1935, 1937, 1938; America Singing, 1935-37;
Christmas Lyrics, 1937; M07nents With Modern
Poets, 1938; Outstanding American Poets,
1938; The Poetry Digest Annual Anthology,
1939; Rhythm and Rhyme, 1939; Annual An-
thology of Verse (Columbia Publishing Com-
pany), 1939; The World's Fair Anthology of
Verse, 1939; American Voices; 1939; (maga-
zines) Westivard, Expression, The Laurel (Pi
Kappa Sigma). New Rhapsody, Paterson Mor-
ning Call (N.J.); also has had many of her
poems set to music by Emmet Pendleton ; books
of poetry, Sunset Days, 1939, Oil-Dried Lamp,

Home Address: 1038 Oak St., Red Bluff,


Concert Pianist, Composer.

Born: Red Bluff (Calif.), May 30, 1887; s. of

Barbara Elizabeth (Eye) and Jesse Francis


Education: State College (Chico, Calif.);



Univ. of Calif.; for many years, studied piano
in San Francisco (Calif.), with Hugo Mans-
feldt: his work in theory and composition has
been done with Florence Guppy, Arthur Far-
well, Arthur Foote and others.
Prof. Rpcord. Traveled extensively in Europe;
much time spent in Germany and Italy. 1921-
25: at an invitation of Pauline Agel (who had
been housekeeper for Franz Liszt for thirty
years), a program was presented on the af-
ternoon of Dec. 18. 1922, in the Liszt House
in Weimar (Germany) ; has given many piano
recitals, particularly for clubs in No. Calif. ;
taught piano in Red Bluff for over twenty-
five years; wrote the music for Dan Tother-
oh's "play Tamalpa, given by the Mountain
Play Assn. in the Mountain Theatre on Tam-
alpais (Calif.), May 22, 1938; many entire
programs of his songs have been presented ;
gave weekly half hour programs for radio
statiorj KHSL (Chico, Calif.), from Aug. 11,
1935-Aug. 10, 193Y, most of thpse were
given to the works of one composer.
Publications: Poems have been included in
the best anthologies and poetry mags. Books
of poetry: Sonnets to California, 1912, Son-
nets of Passion. 1913, Kim Sue Speaks, 1940;
his published compositions in music have been
mostly for the piano and for voice and piano;
Opus 1, Pendletonia (collection of five pieces
for the piano). Opus 2, Excerpts California
(collection of four pieces for the piano writ-
ten on themes of the Maidu Indians of North-
ern Calif.), Opus 3, Four-Part Choruses
(for women's voices, a cappella). Opus 4,
Miniatures (a collection of twenty-five songs
with words mostly by the older Calif, poets),
()pus 5, Moongold (collection of songs). Opus
6, Lieder von Sehnenden Seelen (a collection
of twenty songs with German words). Opus 7,
Candle-Flames (a collection of twenty-five
songs with words by contemporary American
poets) ; a number of songs have been pub-
lished without opus number, particularly so
in London (England).

Memberships: Pi Beta Mu; Nat. Musical Soc.
(Hon. Member).

Home Address: 1038 Oak St., Red Bluff,

PENHA, Michel

Musician, Cellist.

Born: Amsterdam (Holland). Dec. 1890; s.
of Susette (Hollander) and Maurice Penha.
Education: Amsterdam College, Conservatory
of Music.

Married: Alice Sumner, d. of Charles Sumner

Prof. Record: Graduated at age of 16 from
Conservatory of Amsterdam; following con-
cert debut, toured Europe, South America,
Central America, the West Indies, Canada,
and the U.S.; soon after coming to Amer.,
was offered chair of First Cellist in Phila-
delphia Symphony Orchestra under the direc-
tion of Leopold Stokowski, remaining there
five years; accepted place with San Francisco
Symphony Orch. under baton of Alfred Hertz;
frequently acted as Conductor, as well as
Soloist with this ensemble; a great lover of
Chamber Music, earned a rare distinction in
the fine art of the small ensemble; is now
devoting himself exclusively to Recital and
Chamber Music. Conductor of the Pasadena
Bach Soc. from 1935-39.

Home Address: 7412 Woodrow Wilson Dr.,
Hollywood, Calif.

PENNINGTON, Maitland Smart

Publisher, Pennington Publications (The Mer-
idian Index and The Live Oak Advance).
Born: Ukiah (Calif.), Jan. 22, 1908; s. of
Ora (Smart) and Alf Pennington.
Education: Oakland Pub. Schs. ; White's Prep.
Sch. (Berkeley); Univ. of Calif.
Married: Mary. d. of Caroline (Geer) and
William C. Dallas, in Reno (Nev.), Nov. 6,
1933; ch.: Dallas David and Daniel Geer.
Bus. Record: Publisher, Pennington Publica-
tions, since 1933; family in newspaper business

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