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geles, Calif.

Home Address: 743 No. Avenue 66, Los An-
geles, Calif.

Suburban Home: Lake Hughes, Calif. o

PRIZER. John Alfred, B.S,

Manager, Placentia Orange Growers Associa-
tion.

Born: Brighton (Iowa), March 2, 1887; s. of



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Neotia Adella (Haines) and Henry A. Prizcr.
Education: Schs. of Corona (Calif.); Pomona
College.

Degrees: B.S., Pomona College, 1911.
Married; Elsie Janet, d. of Margaret (Rob-
erts) and Albert Armitage in Corona (Calif.),
Sept 14, 1911; ch.: Margaret, Kathenne,
Barbara, John Henry, Morton Lee.
Bus. Record: Entomologist, San Diego Fruit
Co (Chula Vista) ; Supt. of Cultivations, Cit-
rus Experiment Station, Univ. of Calif. (Riv-
erside, Calif.); Mgr., Merryman Fruit, Land
and Lumber Co. (Exeter); Supt., Bastan-
chury Ranch Co.; Mgr., Placentia Orange
Growers Assn. (Fullerton); Dir., Calif. Fruit
Growers Exchange, 1935-40.
Publications: Contributions to citrus publica-
tions on citriculture, marketing and shipping
problems.

Memberships: Jonathan Club (Los Angeles).
Religion: Congregational.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Hunting and fishing.
Bus. Address: Placentia Orange Growers Assn.,
Fullerton, Calif.

Ho7ne Address: 280 Helen Dr., Fullerton,
Calif.

PROCTOR, Marian Alton, A.B., LL.B.

Lawyer; Member, Pearson & Proctor.
Born: Los Angeles (Calif.), July 25, 19(D9; s.
of Nellie (Clampitt) and Grover Lyman Proc-
tor.

Education: Public schools of Los Angeles and
Burbank (Calif.); Univ. of Calif. (Los Ange-
les) ; Univ. of Calif. (Berkeley) ; Univ. of So.
Calif.

Degrees: A.B., Univ. of Calif. (Los Angeles),
1931; LL.B., Univ. of So. Calif., 1934.
Married: Luella, d. of Violet (Bentley) and
Stanley S. Turner in Burbank (Calif.), Occ.
9, 1936.

Prof Record: Member, firm of Pearson &
Proctor, Attorneys at Law for more than five
years; actively engaged in general trial prac-
tice during all of said period; conducted
night school class in law.

Memberships: Burbank Masonic Lodge; Bur-
bank Kiwanis Club (Bd. of Dir., 2 yrs.) ; Bur-
bank Toastmasters Club; Bd. of Dir. of Alum-
ni Assn. of Burbank H.S. (Past Pres.); Phi
Sigma Alpha (honorary political science fra-
ternity), Blue "C" Society (U.C.L.A.).
Recreations: GoU, hiking, fishing.
Bus Address: Security Bank Bldg., Burbank,
Calif.

Home Address: 417 E. Cornell, Burbank,
Calif.

PROCTOR, Minnie M. S., D.D.S.

Dental Surgeon.

Born: Denver (Colo.) ; d. of Antoinette (Hum-
mel) and Charles E. Steinhilber.
Education: High school, private schools; Univ.
of Sb. Calif., Dental Dept. (Los Angeles).
Degrees: D.D.S., Univ. of So. Calif., 1902.
Married: George A., s. of John Proctor in
Long Beach (Calif.), Oct. 22, 1903.
Prof Record: General practice of dentistry,
1902-19: gave up practice to study Pedodon-
tia (children's dentistry) ; became a Member
of Los Angeles .School Health Dept., and did
pioneer work in the establishment of the first
P.-T.A. Dental Clinic, also, on teaching saff;



established dental dispensary at Juvenile Hall
(a Penal Inst.), served three years there;
opened offices in Walter P. Story Bldg. for
children's dentistry exclusively; gave lectures
to service clubs, P.-T.A., etc.; moved to pres-
ent address, a special office for children's
work with play yard and play equipment,
1932. Worked three months with Finer Films
Co. of Hollywood as Technical Adviser for two
dental health films called The Value of a
Srnile and The Smiles Have It, used in public
schools, 1940; now, on faculty of the Univ. of
So. Calif.

Publications: Mary Jane's Tea Set. 1921, De-
Kay Brownies, 1921 (both pub. by M. Stein);
Kindergarten Methods of Teaching Oral Hy-
giene (mechanical chart for dental education
used in schools) ; two talking pictures. The
Value of a Smile and The Smiles Have It.
Meyyiberships: Upsilon Alpha (Pres.); Los An-
geles Branch of Amer. Women Dentist's
(Secy.); So. Calif. Dental Assn. (Life Mem.);
Los Angeles Co. and Alumni of So. Calif.
Dental; Soroptomist's Club of Los Angeles;
Prof. Women's Club of Los Angeles (Past
Pres.); Calif. History and Landmarks Club;
Women's University Club.
Religion: Protestant.

Recreations: Camping outdoors and travel.
Home Address: 436 So. Westminster Ave., Los
Angeles, Calif.

PROEBSTEL, Mrs. Alice True (see
GENTLE, Alice. Mus.M.)

PROEBSTING, Professor Edward Lou-
is, B.S., M.S.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pomology and Asso.
Pomologist in Experiment Station, University
of California, Davis.

Born: Philipsburg (Mont.), June 24, 1897; s.
of Charlotte Anne (Heine) and Edward Louis
Proebsting.

Education: Public schools of Wallace (Idaho) ;
Univ. of Calif.; Cornell Univ.
Degrees: B.S., Univ. of Calif., 1918; M.S. A,
1921, and Ph.D., 1924, Cornell Univ.
Married: Dorothy, d. of William E. Critzer
in Berkeley (Calif.), Jan. 3, 1924; ch. : Ed-
ward Louis and Dorothy May.
Prof Record: Instr., Dept. of Horticulture,
Univ. Minn., 1918-19; Inspector, State Bd.,
Potato Seed Cert. (Minn.), 1919; Mgr. of
orchard (Medford, Ore.), 1919-20; Asst.,
Dept. of Botany, Cornell Univ., 1921, Instr.,
1921-23; Instr., Div. of Pomology, Univ. of
Calif., 1923-26, Asst. Prof., 1926-30, Assoc.
Prof., 1930—.

Publications: Technical papers in Proc. Amer.
Soc • Hort. Sci.; Jour. Pom. Hort. Sci.; Bot.
Gaz. ; Science; Soil Sci.; Hilgardia, etc.
Memberships: Alpha Zeta, Sigma Xi, Phi
Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Iota.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Democrat.
Recreations: Tennis and gardening.
Bms. Address: Experiment Station, Univ. of
California, Davis, Calif.
Home Address: 113 First St., Davis, Calif.

PROPPE, The Reverend Harold Louis,

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

Pastor, First Baptist Church.

Born: Anaheim (Calif.), Feb. 4, 1896 s. of

Julia Anna (Rader) and Ludwig Proppe.



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Edticatinn: Llnflcld College (McMlnnvllle,
Ore.); Northern IJapt. Theol. Sem. (Chicago);
Butler Univ. (Indianjipolls) ; So. Bapt. Thool.
Sem. (Louisville, Ky.>.

Dcgrrts: AM.. Linfield Coll., 1924; B.D..
Northern Hapt. Theol. Sem., 1926; M.A.,
Butler Univ., 1928; Ph.D., So. Bapt. Theol.
Sem., li),i;i.

AUirriid: Clara Elizabeth, d. of David S.
Manny, Sept. 14, 1918, In Portland (Ore.);
ch.: Harold L., Jr., Joanne Elizabeth, Shirley
Ellen.

Prof. Record: Pastor, College Ave. Baptist
Church (Indianapolis, Ind.), 1926-29; Pastor,
First Baptist Church (Hollywood), 1929 — .
Publications: Booklets: The Gladness of Eas-
ter. Windows of Immortality, The Stable
Keeper of Bethlehem. Trouble in Bethlehem.
The Magi and Christ. When You Have Found
God. The First Christmas Black-Out.
Army Record: Sergeant, U.S. Army, World
War I, 1918.

Memberships: Pi Kappa Delta, Phi Kappa Phi.
Religion: Christian (Baptist Denomination).
Bus. Address: 6684 Selma Ave., Hollywood
Calif.

Home Address: 1639 Nb. Martel Ave., Los
Angeles, Calif.

PROVINES, (Miss) Cornelia Douglas

County Librarian Sacramento County.
Born: St. Louis (Mo.); d. of Cornelia (Bissell)
and Alexander Brookie Provines.
Education: St. Louis Collegiate Inst. (Mo.)-
Virginia Female Inst. (Staunton. Va.), (Col-
legiate); Univ. of Calif. Library Class.
Prof. Record: Received a Life Certificate of
Librarianship from Calif. State Board of Li-
brary Examiners. Librarian, Healdsburg Pub-
lic Library, 1903-07; First Asst., Loan Desk,
Stanford Univ. Library, 1907-11; Asst., Calif
State Library, 1911-12; Librarian, San Luis
Obispo Public Library, 1912; County Librarian
of Stanislaus County and Librarian of McHen-
ry Public Library of Modesto (Calif.), 1912-
19; County Librarian of Sacramento County
Free Library, 1920—. Lecturer on literary and
philosophical subjects.
Publications: Articles and book reviews.
Memberships: (Regent) Gen. John A. Sutter
Chapter D.A.R.; Sacramento Branch, Nation-
al League of Amer. Pen Women (Past-Pres.) ;
Calif. Library Assn. (Past Pres.); Calif.
County Library Assn.; Amer. Library Assn.;
Sacramento County Employees Assn.; Sacra-
mento Community Players.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Democrat.
Recreations: Reading, study and drama.

Bus. Address: 914 Seventh St., Sacramento,
Calif.

Home Address: 1512 N St., Sacramento, Calif.

PROVINES, Mary Virginia

Librarian; Head Cataloger, Fresno County
Free Library.

Born: St. Louis (Mo.); d. of Cornelia (Bis-
sell) and Alexander Brooke Provines.
Education: Private Schools.
Prof. Record: Asst. at the Calif. State Li-
brary (Sacramento) ; Cataloger, Sacramento
County Free Library (Sacramento, Calif.);
Head Cataloger, Fresno County Free Library
(Fresno, Calif.).



Publications: The Wilful Princens (Fitzgerald
Pub. Corp.), 19.-56; A Home for Keefs, 19:j7,
and Bright Heritage, 19.'i9 (both pub., I>ong-
man.s. Green and Co.); short .story (Calif.
Writers' Club Prize Award, 19.'J4); verse pub-
lished In various periodicals and anthologies.
Aivards: First Medal awarded by The Com-
monwealth Club of Calif, ■■for the most out-
standing Juvenile book by a Calif, author,"

Memberships: Calif. Writers' Club, Amer. Li-
brary Assn., and Calif. Library Assn.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Democrat.
Recreations: Writing and reading.

Bus. Address: Fresno County Free Library
Fresno, Calif.

Home Address: 426 Orange St., Oakland
Calif. .

PRUETT. Alvin William. D.D.S.

Dental Surgeon.

Born: Fallbrook (Calif.), June 25, 1892; s. of
Ida (Dunn) and Dr. John A. Pruett.
Education: Pomona College; Stanford Univ •
Univ. of Calif.

Degrees: D.D.S., Univ. of Calif., 1919.
Married: Lasairfiona, d. of Mary and Michael
O'Mahony in San Francisco (Calif.), June 12
1923; ch.; Alvin W., Jr. and Mary.

Navy Record: United States Naval Reserve
1917-21.

Memberships: National. Calif. State, and San
Francisco Dental Assns.; Olympic Club (San
Francisco, Calif.); Kappa Alpha, Epsilon Al-
pha, Delta Sigma Delta; International Col-
lege of Dentists.
Religion: Baptist.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Sailing and swimming.
Bus. Address: Medico-Dental Bldg., 490 Post
St., San Francisco, Calif.

Home Address: 37 Santa Paula, San Francis-
co, Calif.



PRYOR. Professor Helen Brenton,

A.B., B.S., M.D.

Professor of Hygiene, and Medical Adviser of

Women and Director of Women Students

Health Service, Stanford University.

Born: Green Mountain Falls (Colo.), 1898- d

of Mary Celinda (Foster) and William Henry

Brenton.

Education: Univ. of Oregon; Univ. of Calif •
Univ. of Minn.

Degrees: A.B., Univ. of Oregon, 1919- B S
1921, M.D., 1924, Univ. of Minn. ' "

Married: Roy Jr., s. of Joseph F. Pryor in
Kansas City (Mo.), 1922; ch.: Dorothy Eliza-
beth and Richard Brenton.

Prof. Record: Resident Obstetrics and Gyne-
colog>'. Rockefeller Foundation Hospital (Pei-
ping, China) ; Attending Physician. Gvnecology
and Pediatrics, Univ. of Nanking Hospital,
1924-27; Asst. Pediatrics, Univ. of Calif. Hos-
pital, 1928-35; Research Assoc, Inst, of Child
Welfare, Univ. of Calif., 1930-40; at Stanford
since 1935.

Publications: Thirty odd articles on child
growth and development in various medical
journals.

Memberships: Alpha Phi, Alpha Epsilon Iota,



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Sigma Xi, Theta Sigma Phi: A.A.U.W.; Busi-
ness and Proressional Women; Womens City
Club (San Francisco, Calif.); P.E.O.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Handcraft, current literature.
Bus. Address: Stanford University, Calif.
Home Address: 659 Middlefield, Palo Alto,
Calif.

PRYOR, Leland McLeod,

A.B., LL.B., M.A.

Director, School of Business, Pasadena Junior
College.

Born- Clearwater (Minn.), 1892; s. of Carolyn
(McLeod) and Leonard H. Pryor.
Married: Eva, d. of Adam Locker in St. Paul
(Minn.), 1917; ch.: Thomas H.
Bus. Record: Supt. of various Minn School
Systems, 1918-27; Long Beach Public Schools,
1927-28- came to Pasadena School System,
1928 made a Counselor in the Pasadena Jun-
ior (:ollege, 1929, Head of the Dept of Busi-
ness Education, 1930, Dir., of the School of
Business, Pasadena Junior College, 19cSb— -.
International Pres. of Civitan International,
1937.

Directorships: Dir., Calif. Teachers' Assn. (So.
Section), 1936—; Pres% Pasadena School Em-
ployees' Credit Union, 1936; Pres., Investors
Mutual Bldg. and Loan Assn. of Pasadena.
1937_; Pres., Dir., Calif. Security Liquida-
ting Co., 1937—.

Army Record: Second Lieut., 1917.
Aivards: Distinguished Service Medal of Civi-
tan International.

Memberships: Delta Chi; Forum Soc; Amer.
Legion; Univ. Club (Pasadena).
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Independent.
Recreations: Badminton and golf.
Bus. Address: 1905 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena,
Calif.

Home Address: 1827 San Pasqual, Pasadena,
Calif.

PUCCINELLI, Dorothy Wagner

Muralisf'and Painter.

Born: San Antonio (Texas), Dec. 19, 1901; d.
of Cora (Berry) and Arthur Wagner (step-
lather) .

Education: Primary and high school; Calif.
School of Fine Arts.

Married: Raymond, s. of Antonio Puccinelli
in Reno (Nevada), 1928 (divorced).
Prof Record: Principal murals: "Building of
Noah's Ark" and -'Embarkation of Animals
(Fleishacker Memorial Mother's House, San
Francisco), "Discovery of Merced River
(Postoffice; Merced, Calif.); "Repose arid
"Foliage" (G.G.I.E. murals). Represented m
private collections: Albert Bender Collection,
Calif Palace Legion of Honor. One-man
shows, Calif. Palace Legion of Honor, San
Francisco Art Center, Vera Jones Bright
Gallery (San Francisco).

Publications: Editorial Associate, California
Arts and Architecture.

Memberships: San Francisco Soc. of Women
Artists.
Politics: Democrat.



Recreations: Sailing, skating and outdoor

sports.

Bus. and Home Address: 444- A Greenwich

St., San Francisco, Calif.

PUCCINELLI. Raymond

Sculptor.

Born: San Francisco (Calif.), May 5, 1904; s.
of Pearl (Anderson) and Antonio Puccinelli.
Education: San Francisco Public Schools;
scnolarship pupil of Maurice Brown and Ellen
Van Volkenburg; Calif. School of Fine Arts;
Rudolph Schaeffer School, three years (schol-
arship) • Italy and France with craftsmen,
1927-28: New York with Carl Schmitz, Beni-
amino Bufano.

Married: Esther, d. of Dr. August Fehlen in
Reno (Nevada), Sept. 8, 1940.
Prof Record: Has exhibited in leading Anier-
ican and European Galleries, San Diego Ex-
position, 1935, San Francisco Golden Gate
International Exposition, 1939-40, New York
World's Fair, 1939. Represented in several
permanent public collections and numerous
private collections, in the United States, Eur-
ope, and Latin America. Executed various
architectural commissions in Calif. Bronze
portrait relief of Guglielmo Marconi (Marconi
Monument, Telegraph Hill) ; Executed Heroic
size Black Granite Panther for Salinas Junior
College (Salinas, Calif.). Instr. of Sculpture
at Mills College, since 1938.
Awards: Received in 1937 First Honorable
Mention in San Francisco Art Assn. Annual
Exhibition. Received the Art Assn. Member's
Award in their Annual E.xhibition at the San
Francisco Museum, 1938; First Prize at the
Calif. Sculpture Exhibition, Oakland Art Gal-
lery, 1938; Sculpture Award, all Calif. Exhi-
bition, Los Angeles Museum (Calif.), 1939.
Meynberships: San Francisco Art Assn.; Na-
tional Sculpture Society.
Politics: Democrat.

Bus. and Home Address: 15 Hotaling PL, San
Francisco, Calif.

PUGH, Jr., Fred C, LL.B.

Legal Research Specialist; Justice of the
Peace, Red Bluff Township.
Born: Spokane (wash.), Sept. 1, 1905; s. of
Sybil (Ragsdale) and Fred C. Pugh.
Education: Red Bluff High School; Sacra-
mento Junior College; San Francisco Law
School and Lincoln University School of Law.
Degrees: LL.B., Lincoln Univ. School of Law,
1937.

Married: Hazel L. Dietz in Carson City (Neva-
da), June 6, 1935; ch.: one.
Prof. Record: After graduation from Law
School became associated with his father m
his law office, as Head of Legal Research
Dept and also Searcher of Records. Appoint-
ed to office of Justice of the Peace, Red
Bluff Township, June 10, 1940, to succeed
H. I. Sutherland.

Memberships: Lions of Tehama (Calif.),
Chamber of Commerce of Red Bluff.
Religion : Protestant.
Recreations: Fishing and swimming.
Bus. Address: Courthouse, Red Bluff, Calif.
Home Address: Red Bluff, Calif.



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PULLEN, John Francis, A.B., J.D.

rrosiilinK .luslicc of the Dislricl Court of
Appeal, ill aiul lOi' llio Tliiid Ajipellule Dis-
trict, State of California.

Born: Rosevillo (Placer County, California),
Aug. 1, 1882; s. of ..lice (Cross) and Samuel
J. PuUen.

Education: Public Schools (Auburn. Calif.)
and Univ. of Calif. (Herkeleyi.
Degrees: A.B., 1907, J.D., 1909, Univ. of
Calif.

Married: Margaret J., d. nf J. M. Gladden in
Sacramento (Calif.), June 21, 1910; ch.:
Jeannette (Pullen) Briggs.
Prof. Record: Admitted to practice, 1909;
elected Superior Court Judge, Sacramento
County (Calif.), 19J.S; elected Presiding Jus-
tice District Court of Appeal, Third District,
1932.

Memberships: Masonic (frat.), Shrine, Elks,
Native Sons, Region XII Boy Scouts of Amer-
ica (Chmn.); Sutter Club (Sacramento).
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: State Capitol. Liurary and
Courts Bldg., Sacramento, Calif.

Home Address: 3665 W. Lincoln Ave.. Sacra-
mento, Calif.



Kihicdtton : Tennessee Tultlic Schools ; David
IJp.scomb Coll.; Cumberland Univ.; Univ. of
Chicago; Duke Univ.; Univ. of London.
Degrees: A.B., Cumberland Univ., 1928; M.A..
Univ. of Chicago, 19.'51; Ph.D., Duke Univ.,
19:56.

Married: Pauline, d. of T. G. Boyce In Ellza-
bethton (Kentucky). Dec. 21. 1929; ch.: Cal-
vin Moffalt and John Malcolm.
Pro/. Rpcard: Public school system, twoyears;
on the faculty of Duke Univ.. 19.'Jl-,37; Psy-
chologist in the Psychiatric Clinic of Duke
Univ., 19.'J6-37; Head of Dept. of Education
and Psychology, George Pepperdlne Coll. (Los
Angeles). 1937-38; Dean of George Pepper-
dine Col., at present.

Publications: Variability From Results of New
Type Achievement Tests (Duke Univ. Press).
19.37; also, numerous articles in professional
and technical journals.

Memberships: Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Gamma
Mu, Phi Beta Kappa.
Religion: Church of Christ.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Music, walking, reading.
Bus. Address: 1121 West 79th St., Los Ange-
les, Calif.

Home Address: 7422 Brighton Ave., Los An-
geles, Calif.



PULLIAM, William Ellis, LL.B.

Treaty Official (retired).

Born: Louisville (Ky.), Dec. 25, 1871; s. of
Mary Thomas (Page) and Henry Clay Pul-
liam.

Education: Univ. of Oregon.
Degrees: LL.B., Univ. of Oregon, 1895.
Married: Muriel Helm Cartwright of Portland
(Ore.), July 1, 1896; ch.: Ellis Page (Aviator.
World War) and Phyllis (wife of Major Wm.
Wesson Jervey, U.S.A.).

Prof. Record: Appointed Dep. Collector of
Customs (Portland), July 1893; Spl. Agt.
Treasury Dept., 1^9S-1901; Customs Expert
(Manila), 1901-03; Spl. Dep. Collector of Cus-
toms (P. I.), 1903-07; Receiver Gen. of Domin-
ican Customs, 1907-39; retired 1939. Served
under si.x Presidents. With Guggenheim min-
ing interests (Chile), 1916-19; originated
project of a Pan-Amer. Columbus Memorial
(Santo Domingo), 1914; idea adopted by Fifth
Internat. Conf. at Santiago de Chile, 1923,
and Amer. Senate, Jan. l^^l, adopted House
Concurrent Resolution No. 41, approving proj-
ect and expressed "desire of the people of
the United States to participate in this
movement to honor the memory of the great
navigator and discoverer," made subject of
Spl. Message of President Coolidge to CX)n-
gress. 1928; action affirmed by Pan-Amer.
Conf., 1933, 1938: Commissioned Colonel,
Staff (3overnor of Ky.. 1935.
Awards: Decorated Order of Juan Pablo Du-
arte (Dominican Republic), 1935; Order of the
Crown (Italy), 1938.
Religion: Episcopal.
Home Address: Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif.

PULLIAS, Dean Earl Vivon.

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

Dean of George Pepperdlne College.

Born: Castalian Springs (Tenn.), March 12,

1907; s. of Margaret (Leath) and J. G. PuUias.



PURCELL, Arthur (Joseph)

Writer. Radio-dramatist.

Born: Oakland (Calif.), May 4, 1895; s. of
Catherine (Diggins) and Robert Charles Pur-
cell.

Education: St. Ignatius Coll. (San Francisco,

Calif.); Seattle Coll.; Kern County Junior

Coll.

Married: Miriam I., d. of R. S. Moody in

Rochester (N.Y.).

Publications: Many of the national magazines
Including: Argosy; War Story; Western Ro-
mances; Astounding Stories; Mysteries (Dell
Pub. Co., IMunsey Pub. Co., Street & Smith);
also a great number of half-hour mystery
plays for the Natl, broadcasting Co. and spe-
cial fifteen-minute dramas, also television.
Navy Record: Ensign. U.S.N.R.F., 1918-22.
Memberships: Calif. Writers Guild; The Radio
Writers Guild; Authors Club (3f HoUj'wood.
Religion: Philosophy.

Recreations: Composing music and songs for
children: motoring.

Bus. Address: Author Club of Hollywood,
Hollj-wood. Calif.

Home Address: Bo.x 54, Woodland Hills,
Calif.

PURDY, Constance

Singer.

Born: St. Louis (Missouri), d. of Janet (Gor-
don (Campbell) and Thomas C. Purdy.
Education: Private tutors; graduated. Visi-
tation Convent (St. Louis) ; attended courses
at Sorbonne (Paris); Coulmbia Univ. (N.Y.);
Middlebury Coll. (Vt.); studied singing with
George Fergusson (Berlin), Charles W. Clark
and Oscar Seagle (Paris), and opera with
Jean de Reszke (Paris), 1906-11; Mise-en-
scene with Luigi Villani Milan; Oratorio with
Gustav Bret (Paris), Arthur Mees and Louis
Koemmenich (N.Y.).

Prof. Record: Residence in Moscow (Russia),
Paris (France) and Berlin ((Germany), 1903-



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11- Contralto of American Church (Paris);
Residence in New York City, 1911-25; Founder
and Secretary of Russian Musical Soc, 1913-
18; appeared" in concert and recital in various
cities in U.S., specializing in Russian songs;
active in establishment of Surry (Me.) Play-
house, 1929; Instr. in French at Tenacre,
Dana Hall (Wellesley, Mass.), Beaver Coun-
try Dav School (Chesnut Hill, Mass.), Santa
Barbara Girls School (Santa Barbara, Calif.);
residence in Hollywood since 1934.
Publications: Translations of foreign songs,
mostly in following selections: Modern Rtis-
sifin Songs. 1921, My Favorite Songs (Farrar),
1921, Old Italian Songs and Airs, 1923, Mod-
ern Scandinavian Songs, 1925, etc. (pub. by
the Oliver Ditson Co., Boston, Mass.); poems
in Russian Review, 1916.

Memberships: LvceumClub (Paris) and served
on Music Com. of American group; MacDowell
Club of New York City (served on Music
Com.).

Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Bookbinding and tooling.
Home Address: Hollywood, Calif.

PURNELL. Idella. A.B.

Editor, Poet, Writer.

Born: Guadalajara (Mexico); d. of Idella
(Bragg) and Dr. Geo^ge E. Purnell.
Education: American School (Guadalajara);
Baltimore Public Schools; Los Angeles High
School; Univ. of Calif.
Degrees: A.B., Univ. of Calif., 1922.
Married: Remington, s. of Franklyn Stone in
San Pedro (Tlaquepaque) Mexico, Sept. 10,
1932; ch.: Mary Jane Louise and Remington
Purnell Stover.

Prof Record: Founder and Editor of poetry
magazine Palms, 1923-30; Author of numer-
ous books, poems published in national maga-
zines, short stories, articles; Founder and
Dean of the first summer session of the Univ.
of Guadalajara, 1932; Lecturer on Poetry and
Mexico; partner in running a gold mine in
Mexico, 1935-37; Teacher, School of Living,
First Congregational Church (Los Angeles),
1937-38.

Publications: Why the Bee Is Busy; I'he Talk-
ing Bird; The Wishing Owl; Little Yusuf ;
The Forbidden City (Macmillan); The Lost
Princess of Yucatan (Holt) ; Pedro the Potter
(Nelson); The Merry Frogs (Ford Found.)
Memberships: Sigma Delta Pi.
Recreations: Picnics, hiking, etc.
Bus. Address: c /o The Macmillan Co., 60
Fifth Ave., New York.

Home Address: 321 E. Grandvievv, Sierra
Madre, Calif.

PURVES. Lieutenant William Kirk-
wood, U.S.Army Reserve, B.M.E.
Instructor in Music; Sacramento Junior Col-
lege.

Born: Hawick (Scotland), Aug. 16, 1906; s. of
Jessie TurnbuU (Bertram) and John Heattlie
Purves.

Education: Univ. of So. Calif.; College of
the Pacific; Univ. of Hawaii.
Degrees: B.M.E., Univ. of So. Calif., 1929.
Married: Dorothy, d. of William Andrew
Brandenburger in Sacramento (Calif.), Aug.
10, 1931; ch.: William K., Jr.



Prof Record: Instr., Kamehameha Schools
(Honolulu, Hawaii) ; Instr., Sacramento Jun-
ior College (Calif.); archaeological research
and field work in Calif., Hawaii, China, re-
search and field work in music of Polyne-
sians, Calif. Indians and British Columbia
Indians.

Publications: Archaeology of the Deer Creek-
Cosumnes Area (with the late Dr. J. B. Lil-



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