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(Nevada), Jan. 2, 1935.

Prof. Record: Conductor of Opera in Italy
(Teatro Teince, Venice) and others; Guest
Conductor with major symphony orchestras,
Venice, Rome, Milan, Berlin, etc.; resided ten
yrs. in San Francisco, three in Los Angeles;
in San Francisco, Guest Conductor, San Fran-
cisco Symphony, and the Conservatory Or-
chestra, 1930-33; Founder and Conductor of
San Francisco Chamber Symphony Orchestra,
1930-39; Conductor, Oakland Symphony, 1935-



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36, Los Angeles Fed. Orchestra and Opera,
1937-39, Carmel Bach Festival, 1938, 1939,
1940; at present, Conductor of New York City
Symphony Orchestra.

Compo.sitioiis: One opera, one symphony, ten
symphonic poems, two string serenades; songs
and other minor works (many performed in
Europe and Calif.) ; for ten yrs. has performed
over 200 orchestral works byAmer. composers,
presented (with orchestra* over 150 young
Amer. soloists (singers, violinists, pianists,
etc.).

Awards: Two War Crosses (World War I);

winner, Ricordi Prize (1929) with Symphonic

Poem, Do7i Quixote.

F ligion: Catholic.

Recreations: Tennis, mountain hiking.

Bus. Address: Winslow Hotel, 55th St., New

York City, New York.

Home Address: 2245 Sacramento St., San
Francisco, Calif., and 4100 Cromwell Ave..
Los Angeles, Calif. *



USINGER. Robert Leslie. B.S., Ph.D.

Instructor in Entomology and Junior Ento-
mologist in the Experiment Station, University
of Calif.

Boryi: Ft. Bragg (Calif. 1. Oct. 24, 1912; s. of
Edith (Johnson) and Henry Clay Usinger.
Education: Univ. of Calif; Univ. of Hawaii.

Degrees: B.S., 1935, Ph.D., 1939, Univ. of
Calif.

Married: Martha Boone, d. of Boone Putnam
in Berkeley (Calif.), June 24, 1938.
Prof. Record: Asst. Curator of Collections
(entomology). B.P. Bishop Museum (Honolu-
lu), 1935-36: Mem., Hawaiian Acad, of Sci-
ence Mauna Kea Expedition, 1935; Entomo-
logical Survey of Guam for Hawaiian Sugar
Planters' Experiment Station, 1936; Research
Asst.. Calif. Acad, of Sciences (San Francis-
co, Calif.), 1937-38; Asst. Curator of Ento-
mology, Calif. Acad. Sci. (San Francisco),
1938-39: Instr. in Entomology and Junior En-
tomologist in the Experiment Station, Univ. of
Calif. 1939 — . Editor. Pan-Pacific Entomoli-
gist, 1939—.

Directorships: Officer (editorial) of Pacific
Coast Entomological Soc, Inc.
Ptiblications: Fifty technical publications in
various scientific periodicals. "The Naucori-
dae of the Philippine Islands" (Philipp, Jour-
nal of Science). 19,38; "The Family Polycteni-
dae" (Microentomology), 1939.
Memberships: Abracadabra. Univ. of Calif.
(Davis) Faculty Club, Entomological Soc. of
Amer., Amer. Assn. of Economic Entomol-
ogists, Hawaiian Entomological Soc.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Wood and metal craft.

Bus. Address: Univ. of California, College of
Agriculture, Davis, Calif.

Home Address: 240 Third St.. Davis. Calif.



USSHER. Bruno David, Mus.D.

Music Critic, Writer and Lecturer.
Born: Fuertn (Bavaria), May 22, 1889.
Education: Univ. of Leipsic: Royal Conserva-
tory of Music (Leipsic) ; Oxford (England)
summer term.



Degrees: Mus.D., Univ. of So. Calif., 1931.



Married: Vernlre Brand; ch.: Mary and Shir-
Icy.

Literary Record: Contributes to leading dally
papers and magazines In this country such as
N.Y. Times, San Francisco Chronicle, also
European publications. Author of Program
Notes for Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Ange-
les and Hollywood Bowl concerts, since 1922.
Lecturer, School of Music, Univ. of So. Calif.,
since 1931 (incl. summer* ; former Music Edi-
tor Los Angeles Evening Express; has written
daily column of musical comment in the Los
Angeles Daily News and weekly column for
Pasadena Star News, since 1938; has given
guest lecture series at Occidental College,
Calif. Inst, of Technology and Calif. Adult
Education Assn. and leading clubs.
Bus. Address: Daily News, 1257 So. Los An-
geles St., Los Angeles, Calif.
Home Address: 6122 Scenic Ave., Hollywood,
Calif. •

UTT. Charles Edward

Agriculturist; President, San Joaquin Fruit

and Investment Company.

Born: Placer Co. (Calif.), Mar. 23, 1866; s.

of A. E. (Piatt) and L. Utt.

Education: Ungraded district school (Tustin,

Calif.); post-graduate course (life as it is

lived).

Married: Mary, d. of J. T. Sheldon in Mon-
rovia (Calif.), Feb., 1894; ch.: James, Ger-
trude, Dorothy, Mary, Elisabeth.
Bus. Record: Experienced in retail and whole-
sale distribution, manufacturing and banking.
Organized (with two friends), San Joaquin
Fruit Co., 1906, the Utt Development Co.,
1930. Bought the Tustin Water Works, 1898,
started rebuilding it that year and in 1941 is
still at it. Pres., San Joaquin Fruit and In-
vestment Co.

Directorships: Pres., Utt Development Co.,
Red Hill Water Co., Lemon Hts. Mutual Wat-
er Co. ; Director, Commercial Nat. Bank (San-
ta Ana), Santa Ana Bldg. and Loan Co.,
Orange Co. Fruit Exchange, Irvine Citrus
Assn., Frances Mutual Water Co., Frances
Citrus Assn., Exchange Lemon Products Co.
Memberships: All the York degrees of Free
Masonry.

Religion: Diest Christian.
Politics: Independent Republican.

Recreations: Work, hunting, fishing and
travel.

Bus. Address: San Joaquin Fruit and Invest-
ment Co., Tustin, Calif. *



UTT. Max Eddy. A.B., LL.B.

Lauyer.

Born: Columbus City (Iowa), Feb. 23, 1902;
s. of Mary Elva (Eddy) and John Erwin Utt.
Education: Public schools of Claremont (Cal-
if) ; Pomona College (Claremont) ; Harvard
Univ. (Cambridge, Mass.).

Degrees: A.B., Pomona College. 1929: LL.B.,
Harvard University Law School, 1927.
Married: Bonnie- Jean, d. of George Overman
Lockwood, in Glendale (Calif.) June 23, 1932.
Prof. Record: Admitted to practice of law in
Calif., 1927 and associated with Messrs. Gib-
son, Dunn and Crutcher. from 1927 — . Asst.
Gen. Attorney, Los Angeles Railway Corpn.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.



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Bus. Address: 634 So. Spring St.. Los Angeles,
Calif.

Home Address: 1239 No. Howard St., Glen-
dale, Calif., and 2800 Ocean Front, Newport
Beach, Calif, (summer). *

V
VADNAI. Laszlo

Writer, Playright.

Born: Budapest (Hungary), June 6, 1904; s.
of Emma (Fried) and Hugo Vadnai.
Education: Matriculation certificate of gym-
nasium in Budapest (Hungary).
Married: Clara, d. of Maurice Bajan in Buda-
pest (Hungary), 1932.

Prof. Record: Fifteen three-act stage plays
and 176 one-act plays produced all over
Europe. Twenty-four moving picture, origin-
al stories and screen play credits, among them
were: Carneval (produced in Vienna); The
Ugly Girl (produced in Iialy) ; Dinner at the
Ritz (produced in London for 20th Century-
Fox) ; Josette (produced in Hollywood for 20th
Century-Fox) ; Baroness and the Butler (in
collaboration, produced in Hollywood for M-
G-M); Seven Sinners (in collaboration, pro-
duced in Hollywood for Universal) ; Fraulein
Lilly (produced in Vienna), etc. Newspaper-
man and Dramatic Critic; Editor of Hungari-
an Newspaper, Reggp.i Vjsag, 1932-38. Prof.,
Hungarian Inst, of Dramatic Art and Filming,
1934-37.

Publications: Hacsek and Sajo (humorous dia-
logues, pub. by Lantos, Budapest), first print-
ing, 1932, seventh printing, 1936.
Memberships: Internationale des Journalistes,
Hungarian Playwrights League (Vice-Pres.,
19.37), Hungarian Screen- Writers League,
Screen-Writers Guild of U.S.
Religion: Roman Catholic.
Bus. and Home Address: 140 So. McCarty Dr.,
Beverly Hills, Calif. *

VAIL, Elbert Merritt. B.S.

Civic Worker; District Manager, East Bay Re-
gional Park District.

Born: Tokyo, Japan (U.S. Legation), 1890; s.
of Emma C. (Whitbeck) and Milton S. Vail.
Education: Public schools in Oakland (Calif.) ;
Univ. of Calif.

Degrees: B.S., Uiiiv. of Calif., 1912.
Married: Helen, d. of John H. Harrington, in
Madison (Wis.); ch.: Richard and Catherine.
Prof. Record: Organized and Supt. the Recrea-
tion Dept. (Alameda, Calif.), 1912; organized
the Recreation and Park Dept. of Fresno
(Calif.), 1914 and was its first Supt. Execu-
tive Secv. of Womens Div. of the Worlds Fair
(San Francisco), 1915; Organized the Park
and Playground Dept. of the City of Fort
Worth (Texas), 1916; Pres. of Calif. Chemical
Corpn. (San Diego), 1919-24, Industrial Chem-
ical Corpn. (San Francisco), 1924-29, retired
1929. Pres., Oakland Planning Commission,
1933; District Manager, East Bay Regional
Park District, 1935—.

Directorships: Pres., Asbestos Co. and Oak-
land Planning Commission.
Army Record: Organized War Camp Commun-
ity Service under Secy, of War. Volunteered
and became Captain of Infantry, 1917-18.
Memberships : Beta Theta Pi; Univ. Club, Ki-
wanis Club (Dir.).
Religion: Methodist.
Politics: Republican.



Recreations: Golf, camping, and fishing.
Bus. Address: Lake Temescal, Oakland, Calif.
Home Address: 6150 Estates Dr., Oakland,
Calif. •

VAILE. Fred

Tax Consultant.

Born: Martinez (Calif.), July 31, 1887; s. of
Octavia (Barrows) and Charles S. Vaile.
Education: Pomona College (Claremont,
Calif.).

Married: Susane Myers, in Claremont (Calif.),
Jan. 1, 1926.

Bus. Record: Superintendent, Snow Canon
Mining Co., 1909-10, New Eldorado Mining
Co., 1911-16; practicing Accountant (Los An-
geles), 1920-26; Controller, West Coast Re-
fining Co., 1927-36; Consulting Accountant
(Los Angeles), since 1936.
Directorships: Vice-Pres., New Eldorado Min-
ing Co., Placentia Royalties, Inc.; Dir., Ar-
rowhead Oil Co., Bradford Bros., Inc.
Publications: Magazine articles on taxation.
Army Record: Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Air
Service, 1917-18.

Memberships: Amer. Legion; Native Sons; Los
Serranos Country Club, Univ. Club of Los An-
geles, Petroleum Accountants Soc. (Past
Pres.).

Religion: Protestant.

Bm,s. Address; 555 So. Flower St., Los Angeles,
Calif.

Home Address: 623 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles,
Calif.
Other Address: Placentia, Calif. *

VALENTIEN, Anna M.

Sculptor, Painter, Teacher.
Born: Cincinnati (Ohio), Feb. 27, 1862; d. of
Magdalene (Schwartz) and Karl Bookprinter.
Education: Cincinnati public schools; schools
of design; Univ. of Cincinnati, 1883-97; Aca-
demie Colorossi and Acadamie Rodin (Paris,
France), 1899-1900; studied State Normal
School (San Diego, Calif.), 1914-16.
Married: Albert R., s. of Ann Marie and Fred-
erick Valentien in Cincinnati (Ohio), June 1,
1887.

Prof Record: Decorator at Rookwood Art
Pottery (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1884-1905. Taught
at San Diego State Normal, 1914-16, San
Diego Evening High School, 1917-1938. Teach-
er in modeling and arts and crafts. Exhibited
work Worlds Fair Chicago, 1893, Paris Salon,
1900.

Awards: Awarded Home Scholarship, two
First Prizes, and Honorable Mention (Cincin-
nati Art Academy), 1894; Gold Medal for life
size figure Hero (Atlanta Expn.), 1895; Re-
ceived Collaboraters Gold Medal (San Diego
Expn.), 1915, and two Gold Medals (San Diego
Expn.), 1916.

Memberships: San Diego Art Guild; Museum
Assn., Fine Arts Assn., La Jolla Art Assn.
Religion: Christian Scientist.
Bus. and Home Address: 3903 Georgia St., San
Diego, Calif.

VALENTINE. Dudley Scott

Judge of the Superior Court, Los Angeles
County.



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limn: Dctui-I- (C'olo.i. Scpl. l.'l. IHSS; s. ol'
I.aura (C'ossna) and Calvin S. VaU-nline.
KduriitUin: Public schools (Denver, Colo.);
Arnold Uusincss Colloj;o.

Manicil: M. Francos, d. of Marparcl A. and
William M. Kinlay in Los AnKclcs (Calif.).
Sept. 2;!, 1!)1(;: ch.: Walter .S. CJ.'i), .lamos
C. (16).

Prof . Record : Locomotive Fireman; Chmn. of
tlie State LoRislalive Hoaril. Brolherliood Lo-
comotive Fireman and Enginemen. Admitted
to practice law, lOlO (Calif.); Deputy City
Prosecutor, City of Los Angeles. 1920-21;
llegister. U.S. Land Office, 1922-25; private
practice to 1927; elected .ludge of the Muni-
cipal Court, 1927; elected .ludge of the Su-
perior Court, 19;{9. re-elected in 19.36 — .
Memberships. Elysian Lodge of Free Masons
(Past Master), Scottish Rite Mason, Shriner;
Elk.

Religion: Presbyterian.

Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Swimming, fishing and hunting.

Bus. Address: City Hall, Los Angeles, Calif.

Home Address : 2042 Balmer Dr., Los Angeles,

Calif. •



VALENTINE, Joseph A.

Motion Picture Technician; Director of Pho-
tography, Universal Studios.
Born: New York City, July 24, 1903.
Education: High sch. in New York City; New
York Univ.

Married: Theresa (Coords), in Los Angeles
(Calif.), 1923.

Bus. Record: Has photographed motion pic-
tures as Director of Photography since 1923:
eleven yrs. with the olci Wm. Fox Studio, one
yr. for M-G-M, six yrs. for Universal; photo-
graphed nine consecutive pictures with Deanna
Durbin (a growing period of five yrs.), 1936-
41; photographed backgrounds all through
Europe. 1932. for Fox Films Corpn. ; some
recent pictures are: Three Smart Girls. Three
Smart Girls Grow Up, First Love (Universal),
1939; One Hundred Men and a Girl, It's A
Date, Nice Girl, and Unfinished Business.
Directorships: Bd. of Dirs., Amer. See. of
Cinematographers.

Memberships: Acad, of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences, Amer. Soc. of Cinematograph-
ers; Mount Olive Lodge, 506, Los Angeles
Consistory, 32°; Lakeside Golf Club.
Religion: Raised a Roman Catholic.
Recreations: Goli and fishing.

Bus. Address: Universal Studios. Universal
City, Calif.

Home Address: 10380 Glenbarr Ave., Cheviot
Hills, Calif. *



VALENTINE, Dean Percy Friars,

A.B., M.L., Ed.D.

Dean and Vice-President. Professor of Psy-
chology, San Francisco State College.
Born: Boston (Mass.). Dec. 1, 1884; s. of
Emma (Friars) and Richard P. Valentine.
Education: Stanford Univ.; Univ. of Calif.

Degrees: A.B., Stanford, 1909; M.L., 1914,
Ed.D., 1927, Univ. of Calif.

Married: Gladys M. Prestwood, d. of Edward
L. Feudner in Dixon (Calif.), Dec. 26, 1915;
ch.: Virginia. Hope, Edward.



/'/■'//. h'crord : .SupiTVisor of the Tc.iching of
History and Government. i^:in Francl.sco Nor-
mal School; Principal of Training Schfjol and
Instr. In Kducalion and Logic, Fresno .Slate
Teachers College; Visiling Professor, Univ. of
No. Dakota, Univ. of Utah, and .San Diego
.State College, summer sessions; Lecturer In
Education, Univ. of Calif.; Dean and Vlce-
Pres. and Prof, of Psychology, .San Francisco
State College, since 1924.

Directorships: Board of Trustees, Alto Psy-
chologic Center.

Publications : California-the Story of Our State
(.school text. State Printing Office), 1915; The
Psj/chology of Personality (Appleton), 1927;
The Art of the Teacher (Appleton). 1931. Con-
tributor to general and professional maga-
zines.

Memberships: Sigma Nu, Phi Delta Kappa.
Politics: Democrat.

Bus. Address: 124 Buchanan St., San Fran-
cisco, Calif.

Home Address: 2033 Berryman St., Berkeley,
Calif.



d. of Minnie



VALLELY, Lorita Baker

Lecturer.

Born: Los Angeles (Calif.):
(Baker) and W. J. Rouse.
Education: Univ. of Calif. (Los Angeles).
Married: J. L., s. of J. S. Vallely in Los An-
geles (Calif.), Nov. 11, 1914 (now divorced);
ch.: John Baker, Patricia Ann.
Prof. Record: Lecturer on current events and
books throughout Calif, to womens clubs,
business organizations, schools, etc.. exten-
ding from San Diego to San Francisco, for
fifteen years; also, (Contributor of weekly page
of Book Reviews to Rob Wagner's Script.
Memberships: Ebell Club.
Religion: Episcopal.
Recreations : Reading and travel.
Home Address: 1139 Daniels Ave., Los An-
geles, Calif.

VAN BUREN, Lotta

Authority on Old Music and Instruments.
Education: Studied with many teachers here
and abroad, principally Harold Bauer and
Arnold Dolmetsch.

Prof. Record: Has devoted herself to establish-
ing in this country every phase of old instru-
ment work; first — recitals and lectures in
schools, clubs, colleges on ancestors of piano
and development of piano; then, restoration
of old instruments; did the entire collection
for Yale LTniv. (Steinert Collection), Barnard
College (Joline Collection) ; many instruments
for. Cooper Union Museum, Met. Tduseum
(N.Y.), Williamsburg (Va.) and other mu-
seums and privately owned inst. all over the
country. Started the revival of recorder play-
ing. 1923. Established the first FesUval of
Old Music in this country at Deep River
(Conn.), 1935: revived the playing of the
"Chest of Viols" (and early chamber music
written for them), during the last few years.
Home Address: 16772 Marquez Ave., Pacific
Palisades, Calif.



VAN BUSKIRK. Guy, D.D.S.

Dental Surgeon.

Born: Gorman (Md.), Apr. 28. 1885; s. of
Naomi (Abel) and David Campbell Van Bus-
kirk.



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Education: West Virginia Univ.; Univ. of So.
Calif.

Degrees: D.D.S., Univ. of So. Calif., 1919.
Married: Maria Alese, d. of Desire Wattelet,
in Victoria (B.C.), May 27, 1911.
Prof. Record: Pres., So. Calif. State Dental
Assn ■ Mem., Professional Advisory Com., Ma-
ternal and Child Hygiene Div., State Bd. of
Health to Los Angeles County Bd. of Super-
visors; Dental Advisor, State Relief Admmi-
stration; Chief of Dental Staff, Santa Rita
Clinic.

Memberships: Pi Kappa Alpha (Past Vice-
Pres.) ; Psi Omega.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Democrat.
Recreations: Fishing.

Bus. Address: 1930 Wilshire Blvd., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Home Address: 2505 Tenth Ave., Los Angeles,
Calif. '



VANDA. Charles

Western Program Dir., Columbia Broadcast-
ing System.

Born: New York City, June 6, 1903; s. of
Valeska (Szalla) and Gerald Vanda.
Education: DeWitt Clinton High Sch.; Coll.
of City of New York.

Married: Sue. d. of Mrs. Frances Crooke of
Los Altos (Calif.), in Country Church of Hol-
lywood (Calif.), 1936.

Prof. Record: Worked professionally in New
York, London, Paris, and principal cities of
the United States and Latin Amer.; has
written, directed, produced or orchestrally
treated radio programs, since 1923; Program
Chief CBS, supervising all orginations from
Hollywood, personally producing shows with
Joe Penner, Eddie Cantor, Herbert Marshall,
and hundreds of other personalities, since
1935; presently producing famous Free Com-
pany series for govt, as well as important
Red Cross Broadcasts.

Publications: Radio plays such as "So This Is
Radio," "Man with a Gun," etc., are included
in Columbia Workshop Anthology (Whittlesey
House), 1939.

Memberships: Masquers, Authors, Hollywood
Athletic, Green Room (N.Y.) clubs.
Politics: Independent.
Recreations: Bo.xing, swimming.
Bus. Address: Columbia Square, Hollywood,
Calif.

Home Address: 3870 Sunswept Dr., No. Holly-
wood, Calif. *



VANDEGRIFT, Holland A

A.B., M.A., C.L.U.

Insurance Underwriter and Broker and Public
Relations Counsel ; Agent, Occidental Life In-
surance Company.

Born: Washington (Pa.), Nov. 19, 1893; s. of
Margaret (MacClay) and Samuel A Vande-
grift.

Education: Univ. of Calif. (Berkeley).
Degrees: A.B., 1917, M.A., 1921, Univ. of
Calif.

Married: (1) Margaret Teresa Bickford of
Chico (Calif.), Aug. 15, 1917 (divorced); ch.:
Margaret Jean, Rolland A, Clarinda, Lucian



Bickford. (2) Ella B. Rawlings of Medford
(Oregon) and Chico (Calif.), Sept. 4, 1937.
Prof Record: Resident Fellow, Native Sons of
Golden West, in Pacific Coast History, 1919-
20- Traveling Fellow (same), carry mg on re-
search in archives of Spain, France and Eng-
land 1921-22; Asst. in History, Univ. of Calif.
(Berkeley), 1920-21 and 1922-23; Asst. Prof.,
History and Govt., Univ. of So. Calif., 1923-
24 Assoc. Prof., 1924-25, Prof., 1925-26; Dir.
of' Research, Calif. Taxation Improvement
Assn. (Los Angeles), 1925; Dir. of Research,
Calif. Taxpayers Assn., 1926-29, Secy.-Mgr.,
1929-30; Head of Vandegrift Research Associ-
ates doing Governmental and Economic Re-
search in Calif., Utah, Nev., and Ariz., 1928-
30- engaged in Research of Tax Situation and
Governmental Orgn. of State of Utah for
Metal Mining Industry of Utah, 1929-30; Dir.
of Finance, State of Calif., and Chmn., State
Bd of Control, 1930-34; Chmn., State Emer-
gency Council (Calif.); First Pres., Calif.
State Employees Retirement Bd.; Publisher,
Stockton (Calif.) Independent, 1933-34;
managing own interests and ranching in Ven-
tura and Yolo Cos., 1934-35; Gen. Agt., Oc-
cidental Life Ins. Co. of Calif, for Sacramen-
to and Superior, Calif. (18 cos.), 1935-36, Br.
Mgr., 1936-39, Associate Gen. Agt. (Oakland),
1939; Chartered Life Underwriter.
Directorships: State Treas., Calif. Republican
Assembly; Charter Mem., East Bay Chapter
of Chartered Life Underwriters.
Publications: Author of numerous papers and
pamphlets on history, taxes, and other econ-
omic subjects.

Army Record: Served in Calif., N.G., 1913-16,
Mexican border service, 1916; 2nd Lieut., U.S.
Army, 1918-19.

Memberships: Life Underwriters Assn.; Phi
Delta Kappa, Sigma Delta Pi; Acacia; Mason
(Shriner).

Religion: Christian (Disciples Ch.).
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Horseback riding, fishing, hunt-
ing, collecting Early Calif. Branding Irons;
growing pine trees.

Bus. Address: Bank of America Bldg., Oak-
land, Calif.

Home Address: 2710 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley,
Calif.

VAN den BURG, Willem.

Officier d'Academie.

Cellist, Conductor.

Born- The Hague (Holland), Sept. 18, 1901; s.
of Sophia (Van Kempen) and Jac Van den
Burg.

Education: The Royal Conservatory of The
Hague; Ecole Normale, Paris (with Pablo
Casals' and Diran Alexanian) ; Curtis Inst.,
Philadelphia (with Fritz Reiner).
Married: Assike, d. of Boris Polevitzky in
New York City, Dec, 1929.
Prof Record: Asst. to Pablo Casals at Ecole
Normale; Cellist (first deskj with the San
Francisco Symphony under Alfred Hertz,
1925; First Cellist with Philadelphia Orchestra
under Stokowski for nine years, Asst. Con-
ductor to Stokowski; Asso. Conductor and
First Cellist in the San Francisco Symphony
under Pierre Monteux, 1935-40; Conductor of
the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra, 1938—,
San Jose Symphony Orchestra, (third season),
San Francisco Nat. Youth Orch., 1941—, San
Francisco Opera Ballet.



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Aivanln: 'I'lio Tiilms I fom Iho l''rt'ncli Acad-
emy (Officer il'Acadcmlo.
Mcmharslniis: The Family Cluh.
Religion: Catholic.

Recreations: Chaml)er music; sailintj, plng-
ponn, tennis, swimming.

Bus. Address: Sacramento Symphony Assn.,
Holel Senator, Sacramento, Calif, and Nat.
Youth Adminstration, San Francisco, Calif.

Home Address: 34 Edwards Ave., Sausalito,
Calif. •

VANDERHOOF, Frederick E.. A.B.

Cattle Breeder.

Born: Kose Hill (111.), March 15, 189.3; s. of
Elizabeth (Scovell) and N. B. Vanderhoof.
Edtication: Grammar school (Newton) and
high school at Vandalia (111.); Millikin Univ.
(Decatur, 111.); Washington Univ. (St. Louis
Mo.); Univ. of So. Calif. (Los Angeles).
Degrees: A.B., Univ. of So. Calif
Married: Hope, d. of C.H. Ainlev, in Monro-
via (Calif.), Jan. 1, 1917; ch.: Robert A., Eli-
zabeth H.

Prof. Record: Banker at Pasadena (Calif.),
1916-27; Vice-Pres., First Natl. Bank (Lam-
anda Park) ; Pres., East Pasadena State
Bank; Vice-Pres., Pasadena Savings Bank;
now. Registered Polled Hereford Cattle
Breeder.

Memberships: Kappa Sigma.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Hunting.

Bus. Address: California Polled Hereford
Ranch, Woodlake, Calif. •

VANDERHOOF. Ralph Scovell

Realty Owner and Broker.

Born: Newton (111.), Aug. 28, 1889; s. of
Elizabeth (Scovell) and N. B. Vanderhoof.

Education: Graduated from Western Military
Academy (Alton. 111.), 1908; attended middle
western universities (majoring in legal and
financial courses).

Married: Ruth Marshall (Phi Beta Kappa,
Pres., Women's Orgn. of Presby. Church), d.
of Olive (Gibson) (who lived in Los Angeles
where the J. W. Robinson store is now) and
Wm. F. Marshall (Co-founder and Former
Pres. of Calif. Hardware Co., L.A.), in Los
Angeles; ch.: Frank, William, Richard.

Bits. Record: Started career in the Bond Dept.
of D. R. Francis & Co. (St. Louis, Mo.), 1912;
Manager, Vanderhoof Investment Co. in East
Pasadena (pioneers in building up a bus.
center, sub-dividing lands, building homes,
etc), 1914 to 1923; Vice-Pres. and Cashier of
the East Pasadena State Bank (Acting Pres.)
1923-25; Dir., First Nat. Bank (Lamanda
Park). 1916-21. With brother Fred, was pio-
neer in bringing quality Polled (hornless)
Hereford cattle to Calif, and collecting pure-
bred and imported Arabian horses, 1934-37. •
Has been active further as a pioneer in build-
ing a business center in San Marino (was one
of the chief organizers of the San Marino
Presby. Church and other institutions and
brought many mercantile firms to the com-



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