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Corpn., Di.xie Gulf Gas Co., and Amer. British
and Continental Corpn. ; is now Financial
Vice-Pres., Stanford Univ. (Calif.).
Navy Service: Enlisted in Navy, Apr. 20, 1917,
commissioned Ensign, 1917; served Signal Of-
ficer, U.S.S. Connecticut; commissioned Lieut.,
Dec, 1917, served Gunnery Officer, U.S.S.
Calowell on Atlantic Convoy to Armistice; re-
signed Mar., 1919.

Decorations: Foreign Service Chevron.
Memberships: Pacific Union, Bohemian (San
Francisco) ; University, Broad St., Sleepy Hol-
low (New York).
Religion: Protestant — Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Golf, tennis, swimming.
Bus. Address: Stanford University, Calif.
Home Address: 1840 Brookvale Rd., Burlin-
game, Calif. *

WALKER, Professor Franklin
Dickerson. A.B., Ph.D.

Professor of English and American Literature,
University of Oregon.

Born: Republic (Mich.), Nov. 13, 1900; s. of
Lillian (Dickerson) and John Franklin Wal-

Education: Univ. of Ariz.; Univ. of Oxford
(Eng.); Univ. of Calif. (Berkeley).
Degrees: A.B., Oxford, 1923; Ph.D., Univ.
of Calif., 1932.

Married: Imogene, d. of Lawrence Wilbur
Bishop, in Santa Rosa (Calif.), 1933; ch.:

I'rof. Record: Teacher of Dramatics, Krancl.s
W. Parker School (San DIcko;, 1924-26; Ens-
lish Dopt., .San Diego Stale Coll., 1926-40;
lOiiKlish Dept., Univ. of Oregon, since 1940.
I'uhhriitirms: Frank Norrin: A Biography
(Doubleday, Doran), 19.32; Prentice Mulford'a
California Sketches (Hook Club of Calif., San
Francisco), 19.'i5; The Washoe Giant in San
Francisco (George fields, San Francisco),
19.37; San Francisco's Eiterury Frontier
(Knopf), 19.39; Mark Twain's Travels With
Mr. Brown (Knopf), 1940.
Bus. Address: Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.
Home Address: 1224 Mill St., Eugene, Ore.*

WALKER. George Parot. M.E.
Singer, Teacher, Lecturer.
Born: Fox Lake (Wis.), June 2, 1874; s. of
Margarete (Parot) and William George

Education: Univ. of Chicago; Univ. of Wis.;
Klindworth-Scharwenka Conservatory (Berlin,
Germany) .

Degrees: M.E., Univ. of Wis., 1896.
Married: Viola, d. of Charles H. Ellis (Pres.,
Ellis Lumber (io., Milwaukee, Wis.), in New
York City, Nov. 2, 1924.

Prof. Record: Was Singer (leading bass roles)
in various opera houses of Europe, including
Royal Opera (Berlin), Theater des Westens
(Berlin), Kroll Opera House (Berlin),
Deutsches Opernhaus (Berlin), Civic Opera
(Hamburg), Court Opera (Coburg), Municipal
Opera (Breslau), Imperial Opera (Vienna)
and many others, for twenty-five yrs. ; Soloist
with European Symphony Orchestras, New
York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Min-
neapolis Symphony, and St. Louis Symphony.
Memberships. Los Angeles Musicians' Guild.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Weight lifting, cabinet making,
building models, shooting.

Hoyne Address: 2304 Cahuenga Blvd., Holly-
wood, Calif. *

WALKER. Professor Harry Bruce.

B.S., C.E.

Professor of Agricultural Engineering and
Agricultural Engineer, Experiment Station,
University of California.

Born: Macomb (McDonough Co., III.), Apr.
13, 1884; s. of Margaret Alcinda (Yeast) and
Henry Boyd Walker.

Education: Iowa State Coll. (Ames); Kansas
State Coll. (Manhattan).

Degrees: B.S. in C.E., 1910, and C.E., 1920,
Iowa State Coll.

Married: Coralie, d. of Luella (Creel) and
Wallace Harris, in Macomb (111.), Sept. 11,
1912; ch.: Mary Margaret, Boyd Wallace.
Prof. Record: Topographer C.B.&Q.R.R.,
1906-07; Asst. Drainage Engr. of Humboldt
Co. (Iowa), 1909-10; Drainage and Irrig.
Engr., 1910-17, Extension Engr., 1919-21,
Head of Dept. of Agrl. Engrg. and Agrl.
Engr. E.xpt. Sta., Kan. State Coll., 1921-28;
State Irrig. Engr. (Kan.), 1913-17; Engr.,
Kan. Water Com., 1917-26; Dir., Research in
Farm Mech. Equip., U.S. Dept. of Agr., 1927-
28; Prof, of Agrl. Engrg. and Agrl. Engr.,
Expt. Sta., Univ. of Calif. (Davis), since
1928; Chmn., Calif. Com. Rel. Electricity to
Agr., since 1930.



Publications: Kan. Engrg. Expt. Sta., USDA,
and Calif. Expt. Sta. Bulletins; numerous ar-
ticles for tech. mags.

Artny Service: Capt., Engrs., U.S. Army,
Asst. Div. Engr., TSth Div., A.E.F. with 303rd
Engrs., St. Mihiel and Meuse Argonne Offen-
sives, Sept., 1917 to June, 1919.
Memberships: Amer. Soc. Civil Engrs.; Amer.
Soc. Agrl. Engrs.: Am. Assoc. Adv. Sc; Soc.
Pro. Engrg. Edn; Faculty Clubs (Berkeley,
Davis); Commonwealth; Tractor & Implement
(San Francisco); Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi,
Gamma Sigma Delta, Sigma Tau, Alpha Zeta,
Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Tau Delta
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Fishing, gardening.
Bus. Address: University Farm, Univ. of Cali-
fornia, Davis, Calif.
Home Address: 54 College Park, Davis, Calif.

WALKER. Irving Miller. A.B.


Born: Louisville (Ky.). Mar. 9, 1885; s. of
Mary S. (Perkins) and Walter Walker.
Education: Louisville grade and high schs.;
Univ. of Virginia; studied law in law office in
Los Angeles (Calif.).
Degrees: A.B., Univ. of Virginia, 1905.
Married: Evangeline E., d. of Elita (Galdos)
and Thomas L. Duque, in Los Angeles, Oct.
6, 1914; ch.: Elita ualdos.
Prof. Record: Admitted to bar in Calif., July,
1906; has been in gen. practice of law in Los
Angeles since; inuividually, 1906-14, as Mem-
ber, Loeb, Walker and Loeb, 1914-38, Walker,
Adams, Duque & Smith, since 1938; Mem.,
Los Angeles Co. Bar Assn. (Trustee for some
yrs. and Pres., 1930-31), Calif. State Bar,
and Amer. Bar Assn.

Directorships: Pres., Travelers Aid Soc. of
Los Angeles; Chmn., Bd. of Trustees, Scripps
Coll.; Vice-Pres., The Lankershim Estate;
Dir., Calif. Bank. Good Samaritan Hosp.,
Good Hope Hosp. Foundation, Santa Ana Bo-
tanic Gardens Foundation, and Claremont

Memberships: Clubs: Calif., Univ., Bel-Air
C:ountry, Bel- Air Beach, Sunset ; Kappa Alpha

Religion: Protestant-Episcopal.
Politics: Democrat.
Recreations: Golf and fishing.
Bits. Address: I. N. Van Nuys Bldg., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Home Address: 237 Strada Corta, Bel- Air,
Los Angeles, Calif.

WALKER. Joseph B.

Motion Picture Technician, Cameraman; Di-
rector of Photography, (^olumbia Studio.
Born: Denver (Colo.^ Aug. 22, 1892.
Bus. Record: Radio Engr.; first civilian to
put radio on an airplane, 1911; worked with
Lee de Forest on early wireless telephone sta-
tions, 1910. Was Cameraman for Mr. Deeds
Goes to Town, Lost Horizon, and It Happened
One Night, prior to 1939; Only Angels Have
Wings and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
(Columbia), 1939; His Girl Friday (Colum-
bia), 1940.

Memberships: Amer. Soc. of Cinematograph-
ers; Acad, of Motion Picture Arts and Sci-

Bus. Address: Columbia Studio, 1438 No.
Gower St., Hollywood, Calif.
Home Address: lou9 No. Genesee St., Holly-
wood, Calif. •

WALKER. The Reverend Ralph
Curry. A.B., B.T.H., D.D.

Pastor, Temple Baptist Church.
Born: Berlin (Md.), Aug. 6, 1892; s. of Vir-
ginia (Candidus) and Charles Astor Walker.
Education: Camden (N.J.) High Sch., 1914;
New York Univ.; Auburn Theol. Sem.
Degrees: A.B., New York Univ., 1922; B.T.H.,
Auburn Theol. Sem., 1925; D.D., Nor. Bap.
Theol. Sem., 1941.

Married: Clarissa Dodge, d. of Dr. Charles L.
White, in Brooklyn (N.Y.), Sept. 15, 1922;
ch.: Philip, Margaret, Virginia.
Prof. Record: Internat. debating team, Ox-
ford and Edinburgh, 1922; Pastor, Central
Church of Christ, Disciples (Auburn, N.Y.),
1925-29, Euclid Ave. Baptist Church (Cleve-
land, Ohio), 1929-35, Temple Baptist Church
(Los Angeles, Calif.), since 1936; Lecturer
and Author, leader in civic and humanitarian
activities; toured Europe, 1934; Mem., Gen.
Council, No. Baptist Conv.; Dir., So. Calif.
Baptist Conv., Los Angeles Baptist City Mis-
sion Soc.

Directorships: Trustee, Redlands Univ.
Memberships: Red Dragon; Delta Upsilon,
Phi Beta Kappa.

Bus. Address: (Study), 202 Philharmonic Au-
ditorium, Los Angeles, Calif.
Home Address: 2219 W. Silverlake Dr., Los
Angeles, Calif.

WALKER. Stuart, A.B.

Playwright; Producer, Paramount Studios.
Born: Augusta (Ky.); s. of Tillie Taliaferro
(Armstrong) and Cliff Stuart Walker.
Education: Univ. of Cincinnati; student,
Amer. Acad. Dramatic Arts (N.Y.).
Degrees: A.B., Univ. of Cincinnati.
Prof. Record: Play Reader, Actor, Stage Mgr.
with David Belasco, 1909-14; Stage Dir. with
Jessie Bonslelle, 1914; Independent Producer,
since 1915; Originator of Portmanteau The-
atre; Dir., Repertory Co. in Indianapolis,
1917-23, 1926-28; Dir., Repertory Co. in Cin-
cinnati, 1922-29; Dir., Cincinnati Stuart
Walker Repertory Co., 1929-31; Dir. for Para-
mount-Publix Corp., 1931-34; Directed, To-
night is Ours, The Eagle and the Hawk, Eve-
nings for Sale; Dir. for Universal, 1934-35;
Directed, Great Expectations, Mystery of Ed-
win Drood, Werewolf of London; Producer,
Paramount, since 1936.

Publications: Author Portmanteau Plays: The
Trimplet, Nevertheless, The Medicine Show,
Six Who Pass While the Lentils Boil, 1917,
More Portmanteau Plays: The Lady of the
Weeping Willow Trees, The Very Naked Boy,
Jonathan Makes a Wish, 1919. Portmanteau
Adaptations: Grammer Gurton's Needle, The
Birthday of the Infant, Nellijumbo, Sir David
Wears a Crown, 1921. Five Flights Up (pro-
duced, 1922), The King's Great Aunt Sits on
the Floor, 1923, The Demi-Reps (with Gladys
Unger), 1936.

Memberships: Authors' League of America;
Acad, of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences;
Soc. Midland Authors; Soc. Amer. Dramatists
and Composers; P.E.N. ; Sigma Chi; Cliff
Dwellers (Chicago).



Hhs. Address: alf)! M.irlhon, Los Angeles,
Calif, (raramount Studios).
//«j>ic Address: 8LM No. Whilller Dr., Beverly
Hills, Calif. •

WALKER, Theodore S.. A.B.

Vice-President and Manager. Lumber Division,
Red River Lumber Co.

Born: Minneapolis (Minn.), Feb. 25, 1901; s.
of Eveline Van Wincle (Sammis) and Fletcher
L. Walker.

Education: VVestwood High Sch.; Stanford

Degrees: A.B., Stanford Univ., 1924.
darried: Sylvia S., d. of Margaret (Stanley)
and Wm. C. Young, in Reno (Nev.), Oct. 7,
1931; oh.: Richard Philip, Ramona Jean.
Bus. Record: Resident Mgr., 1924-33, Vice-
Pres. and Mgr., Lumber Div., Red River
Lumber Co., since 1933; Pres., Mt. Lassen
Transit Co., since 1926.
Directorships: Juniper Service Corp.
Meniberships: Chi Psi.
Religion : Methodist.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Photography, boating.
Bus. Address: Red River Lumber Co., West-
wood, Calif.
Home Address: Westwood, Calif.

WALKINGTON. Margaret Graham.

County Librarian, Modoc County Free Li-

Born: Liverpool (England), Oct. 17, 1904; d.
of Elsie Douglas (Harrison) and Arthur Brit-
ten Walkington.

Education: California public schools; Univer-
sity of California (Berkeley).
Degrees: A.B., 1926; Certificate of Librarian-
ship, 1930.

Prof. Record: Occidental College Library;
Los Angeles County Public Library; at pres-
ent, County Librarian (Modoc Co., Calif.).
Memberships: Bus. and Prof. Women's Club;
Calif. Library Assn., Amer. Library Assn.;
Modoc Ski Club.

Recreations: Walking, skiing, photography.
Bus. Address: Modoc County Free Library,
Alturas, Calif.
Home Address: P.O. Box 518, Alturas, Calif.*

WALKUP, Fairfax Proudfit. A.B.

Director, School of the Theatre, Pasadena

Playhouse Association.

Born: Memphis (Tenn.), Nov. 17, 1887; d. of

Mary Lewis (Lucas) and John Wormeley


Education: Misses Thomas' Sch.; St. Mary's

Sch. (Episcopal) ; Vassar ColL ; Univ. of Calif.

(Los Angeles).

Degrees: A.B., Univ. of Calif (Los Angeles),


Married: (1) Charles Gurley, s. of Nicholas
Williamson, in Memphis (Tenn.), Dec. 15,
1910; ch.: John Proudfit (Flying Officer,
Royal Can. Air Force). (2) Thomas, s. of
Thomas Walkup, in Memphis (Tenn.), Feb.
19, 1919.


Prof. Record: Lllerary KrI., Momphl.s Newii
Scimitar, 1921; Inslr. In Hist., Art, Co.stume,
Dramatics, WestridKe Sch. for (jlrls (
dena, Calif.), 192.'j-.35; Instr. at .Sch. of The-
atre, 1928-;55; Dlr. of .Sch. of the Theatre,
since 1935; Writer, Lecturer, and Playwright;
The Empress, written In collaboration with
Elaine Carrlngton (produced at Pasadena
Playhouse, bought by King Vldor for the
cinema); Dark Htar, written in collaboration
with De Witt Bodeen (produced at Pa.sadena
Playhouse); Li Wu, a one-act play (produced
in ten little theatres) ; has written books and
mag. articles.

Publications: Dressing the Part, a hist, of cos-
tume (Crofts and Co., New York), 1938; Mod-
ern Theatre Practice (with Heffner, Selden,
Sellman; Crofts and Co., New York), 193«;
Manners and Customs of Southern California,
now in preparation; various articles, plays,
poems, etc. for such mags, as American Mag-
azine of Art, Arts and Decoration, Palms,
Saturday Night, and others.
Army Service: Capt. in Red Cross Motor
Corps, in command of Memphis (Tenn.), area.

Awards: Victory Medal (routine award for
service as Chmn. of Women War Speakers in
Washington, D.C.), 1919.

Clubs: Vassar Alumnae Assn.; Dramatists
Guild; Memphis vVoman's Club; Memphis Con-
temporary Club; American Red Cross; Pasa-
dena Playhouse Assn.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations : Collecting and keeping old books,
old maps, and old friends.
Bus. Address: Pasadena Playhouse Assn., 39
So. El Molino, Pasadena, Calif.

Home Address: 369 California Terrace, Pasa-
dena, Calif.

WALLACE. (Mrs.) Frances Revett


Born: San Francisco (Calif.), Nov. 20, 1900;
d. of Mary (Griffin) and Ben Stanley Revett.
Education: Miss Burke's School (San Fran-
cisco, Calif.); Calif. School of Fine Arts.
Married: Bradley L., s. of Ryland B. Wal-
lace, at San Francisco, Sept. 8, 1921; ch.:
Revett Bradley Wallace.

Prof. Record: Author of The Chinaware of
Dreams, a book of verse (pub. Wilder and
Ellen Bentley), 1939.

Memberships: San Francisco Society of Wom-
en Artists; Town and Country Club.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Tennis, riding.
Bus. Address: 136 St. Anne St., San Fran-
cisco, Calif.

Home Address: Brockway, Lake Tahoe, Calif.*

WALLACE. Mary Blair. A.B.

Lecturer, Consultant.

Born: London (Ont., Can.), Nov. 13, 1893;
d. of Esther N. (Shier) and the Rev. David
George Blair.

Education: Olivet Coll. (Mich.); grad. work,
Claremont Colleges (Calif.).
Degrees: A.B., Olivet Coll., 1912.
Married: James, s. of Cecilia (MacPherson)
and Andrew Wallace, in Mansfield (Ohio),
Sept. 18, 1920; ch.: Mickey (Mary).


Prof Record: Teacher in high sch. (Michigan
City, Ind.); Dir., Phys. Edn. and Dramatics,
Ariz. State CoU. (Tempe); Ednl. Cons, and
Lecturer in the field of human relations
(adult edn., parental edn., and adv. work
with students, educators and administrators)
for ten yrs.; in Personnel Management, West-
inghouse Electric Supply Co. (Mansfield,
Ohio) for two yrs.

Members/lips; Amer. Assn. of Univ. Women,
Nat Edn. Assn., Amer. Social Hygiene Assn.;
Nat. Council of Parent Edn.; Altrusa Club;
Delta Kappa Gamma.
Religion: Congregational.
Politics: Independent.

Recreations: Travel, theatre and reading.
Home Address: 1224 Roanoke Rd., San Ma-
rino, Calif.


Prison Reform Worker.

Boryi: San Luis Obispo (Calif.), Mar. 10,
1882; d. of Bridget (White) and Michael
Francis Foley.

Education: Pub. schs. of Calif.
Married: Ernest Wallace, in San Francisco
(Calif.), Mar. 10, 1918.

Directorships: Trustee, Calif. Institution for
Women (Tehachapi Sxate Prison for Women),
for last twelve yrs.; Trustee, Alhambra Pub.
Libr., for last seven yrs.

Publications: Articles on prison reform and
on parole problems.

Memberships: Alhambra Woman's, Granada
Park Woman's Clubs; Soroptimist of Alham-
bra (Hon. Mem.); Los Angeles League of
Women Voters.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Gardening, dogs (especially Irish
Terriers) .

Home Address: 2116 Meridian Ave., Alham-
bra, Calif.

WALLBANK, Professor Thomas
Walter, A.B„ M.A., Ph.D.
Lecturer, Author; Associate Professor, De-
partment of History, University of Southern

Born: Derbyshire (Eng.), July 27, 1901; s. of
Mary (Lawton) and Thomas Wallbank.
Education: Pub. schs. (Montreal, Can.); Univ.
of Indiana; Univ. of Calif. (Berkeley); Univ.
of So. Calif.; Univ. of London.
Degrees; A.B., 1926, and M.A., 1928, Univ.
of Calif.; Ph.D., Univ. of So. Calif., 1933.
Married: Mary Jeanette, d. of Julius Oncle,
in Woodland (Calif.), Dec. 23, 1927; eh.:

Prof Record: Head of Hist. Dept., high sch.
(Woodland, Calif.), 1927-29; Instr., Social
Science, Santa Monica Jr. Coll. (Calif.), 1929-
35- Fellow, Amer. Soc. Sci. Research Council
for spl studv of problems of imperialism and
colonial administration in Africa and India,
doing field study in tropical Africa and India,
1935-37; Asso. Prof., Dept. of Hist., Umv. of
So. Calif. (Los Angeles), since 1937; is active
as a Lecturer and Author.

Publications: Man Through the Ages (with A.
M. Taylor; Stanford Univ. Press), 1940; num-
erous monographs in such periodicals as
United Empire, Journal African Society.
Crown Colonist (all London) ; Journal of

Negro Education, American Historical Review,

World Affiras Interpreter.

Memberships: Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma

Rho, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Delta Kappa.

Religion: Methodist.

Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Hiking, gardening, music.

Bus. Address: Univ. of Southern California,

Los Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: Rolling Hills, Bo.x, 187. Calif.*

WALLICK, Guy Philip, M.C.S.
Assistant to General Manager, The Pacific
Telephone and Telegraph Co.
Born: Denver (Colo.), Sept. 13, 1896; s. of
Mary Belle (Boulware) and Pinckney Wallick.
Education: Pub. schs. (Denver, Colo.); Dart-
mouth Coll. (Hanover, N.H.).
Degrees: M.C.S., Dartmouth Coll., 1923.
Married: Florence Kenneth, d. of Alice
(Dodge) and James W. Keys, in Beloit
(Kan.), Apr. 9, 1918; ch.: Alice Jean, Philip
Keys, Elizabeth Anne.

Prof. Record: Entered Mountain States Tel.
& Tel. Co. in 1914; Engr., Plant Dept., Toll
Traffic Engr., Traffic Dept., 1914-16; Sales
Engr., Commercial Dept., Amer. Tel. & Tel.
Co., 1921-28; Gen. Sales Mgr., 1928-30, Coast
Div. Mgr., 1930-37, Gen. Commercial Em-
ployment Supervisor, 1937-40, Asst. to Gen.
Mgr., since July, 1940, The Pacific Tel. &
Tel. Co.

Army Service: Colo. Nat. Guard, 1914-17
(Me.xican border service, June, 1916-May,
1917) ; Instr. First Officers Training Camp,
May to Sept., 1917; Commanding Officer, Bat-
tery 8, 341st Field Artillery, 89th Div., Sept.,
1917 to Sept., 1919.

Memberships: Transportation Club (San Fran-
cisco) ; Beta Theta Phi.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Hunting, fishing, riding, and

Bus. Address: 140 New Montgomery St., San
Francisco, Calif.

Home Address: 2301 Waverley St., Palo Alto,
Calif. *

WALLIN, The Reverend Henry
Bradford, D.D.

Pastor, First Church of the Nazarene.
Born: Vernon (Tex.), May 22, 1890; s. of
Tinie (McClary) and James Madison.
Education: Texas Holiness Univ., 1910 (now
Bethany-Peniel Coll.); Chicago Univ. Moody
Bible Inst.. 1919-20.

Degrees: D.D., Pasadena College (Calif.),

Married: Pearl Melvin, d. of Rev. John E.
Threadgill, in Cause (Tex.), Aug. 12, 1908;
ch.: Kathryn Atherton, Virginia Louise.
Prof. Record: Pastor, First Church of The
Nazarene (Texarkana, Tex.), 1911-13; First
Church of the Nazarene (Dallas, Tex.), 1913-
16; First Church of the Nazarene (San An-
tonio, Tex.), 1916-19; Woodlawn Church of
The Nazarene (Chicago, 111.), 1919-22; First
Church of the Nazarene (Spokane, Wash.),
1922-30; First Church of the Nazarene (Hous-



ton, Tex.), 19;t0-;il>; rlrst Church of the
Nuzarcne (San Krancisco, Calif, i, 19,'{2-3;j;
First Church of the Nazarcnc (The Mother
Church) (Los Angeles, Calif.), since VXV.i; Is
Dean of Religious Kdn., Church of the Nazar-

Directorships: Pres., Bd. of Dirs., Pasadena
Coll., since 1936.

Religion: Church of the Nazarono.

Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: 1177 W. 25th St., Los Angeles,

Home Address: 3625 Harriman Ave., Los An-
geles, Calif.

WALLIS, Hal B(rent)

Executive Producer in Charge of Production,

Warner Bros. Studio.

Born: Chicago (111.); s. of Eva (Blum) and

Jacob Wallis.

Education: Grammar, high schs. ,and business

coll. (Chicago).

Married: Louise, d. of Joseph and Nelda

Fazenda, Los Angeles, Nov., 1927; ch. : Hal


Prof. Record: Entered motion picture indus-
try in 1922; recent productions: Daughters
Courageous, The Old Maid. Dust Be My
Destiny, Private Lives of Elizabeth and Es-
sex, Roaring Twenties, We are Not Alone,
Four Wives, Dark Victory, and Juarez (all
for Warner Bros.), 1939; The Fighting 69th,
Brother Rat and a Baby (Warner Bros.),
1940; The Seahaivk, Strawberry Blonde, The
Sea Wolf, Sergeant York, High Sierra, Dive
Bomber, Navy Blues, The Great Lie, The
Letter, and Manpower.

Memberships: Mem., Academy of Motion Pic-
ture Arts and Sciences.

Recreations: Horseback riding, fishing, and
slceet shooting.

Bus. Address: Warner Bros. Studio, Burbank,

Home Address: Van Nuys, Calif.

WALSH. Marie Toma


Born: Los Angeles (Calif.), Apr. 19; d. of

Toma N. E. L. (Iverson) and Clayton Rose


Education: Holy Names Acad., Santa Monica

Publications: Mission of the Passes, Santa
Ines (Times-Mirror Press), 1930; The Mis-
sion Bells of California (Harry Wagner Pub-
lishers), 1934; The Shield of the Palomares;
Play: Produced at Padua Hills, 1936, Clare-
mont, Calif.

Awards: Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, from Pope
Pius XI, 1934.

Memberships: Assistance League of So. Calif.;
Holl.v-wood Branch, Natl. Fruit, Flower, and
Plant Guild; League of Western Writers;
Calif. Writers' Guild: Friends of San Fer-
nando Mission; Corresponding Member, Te.xas
Knights of Columbus, Historical Commission.
Religion: Roman Catholic.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreation: Swimming, horseback riding, and
tennis: also stamp collecting.

Home Address: 2064 Watsonia Terrace. Hollv-
wood, Calif.

WALTER. Chesley Mathew. LL.B.

Lawyer, Lecturer.

Barn: Savanna (111.), Nov. 19, 1887; s. of
Catherine (Duffy) and John Walter.
Education: Savanna Township High Sch.;
Univ. of III., Coll. of Law.
Degrees: LL.B., Univ. of III., 1911.
Married: Fanny (deceased), d. of George
Machen, in Savanna; ch.: David Oakley.
Prof. Record: Entered practice of law as
Partner, Hrearton & Walter, Savanna, 1911;
served as City Atty. and Atty. for the Bd.
of Local Improvements there until 1918; mili-
tary .service. 1918-19; in gen. practice of law,
Sioux City (Iowa), 1919-30; served as Pres.,
Kivvanis Club, and in various capacities in
the Boy Scout organization there; moved to
Oakland (Calif.), and entered gen. practice
ot law, 1930; served as Pres., Oakland Ki-
wanis Club, 1934; is still in practice at Oak-
land; has for .several yrs. given addresses on
"Lincoln," "A Man for the Ages," "Wash-
ington," "Washington, the Man," and "When
the Constitution Was Born."
Directorships: Post. Comdr., Post Five, Amer.
Legion, 1940; Chmn. for several yrs. of Amer-
icanism Com. for the Tenth Dist. of the Amer.
Legion; TAC Products, Inc.; Crosbie Prod-
ucts, Inc. ; Western Casket Co.
Army Service: Military service, 1918-19, hon-
orably discharged in 1919, at New York City,
with the rating. Master Signal Electrician.
Memberships: Mason (Past Master), Shrine;
Kiwanis (Past Pres., Past Lt. Gov.); Amer
Legion; Lake Merritt Breakfast Club; Foot-

Religion: Unaffiliated, prefers Unitarian.
Politics: Republican normally.
Recreations: Swimming, golf, bowling, and

Bus. Address: 1419 Broadway, Oakland, Calif.
Ho7ne Address: Hotel Claremont, Berkeley,
Calif. »

WALTER, Nina Willis. A.B., M.A.
Lecturer, Poet, Editor; Teacher of Eng. and
Soc. Studies, Cambria High School, Los An-

Born: Palmyra (Mo.), June 11, 1900; d. of
Mary E. (Stickletts) and Silas C. Willis.
Education: Univ. of Calif. (Los Angeles)-
Univ. of So. Calif.

Degrees: A.B., Univ. of Calif. (Los Angeles),
1930; M.A., Univ. of So. Calif., 1935.
Married: Leslie H. Walter in Hale (Mo.), Sept
14, 1922 (div., Jan., 1927); ch.: Leslie, Jr.
Prof. Record: Prin., Slusher Sch. (Lexington,
Mo.). 1918-22; Eiem. Tchr.. 1922-39, Jr
High Sch. Tchr (Los Angeies). 1939-41; now
tchng. Eng. and Soc. Studies. Cambria High
Sch. ; Ed. of Nuggets (poetry mag. bv vouth) ;
Writer of poetry, fiction; Lecturer on poetry'.
Publications: More than five hundred poems
and more than two hundred short stories.
Memberships: Poetry Soc. of So. Calif.; Assn.

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