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Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Calaveras
since 1925.

Born: St. Ives, Cornwall (Eng.). Jan. 4,
1890; s. of Jane (Noall) and Frank Blewett.
Education: Public schls., Stockton (Calif.);
legal education attained in law office.
Married: Bess E., d. of J. A. Simard, in
Stockton (Calif.), 1911; ch.: Robert N. and
Stephen E.



Pro/. Record: Graudaled from Stockton High
Sch.; studied law under Hon. Jo.shua 13.
Webster; admitted to practice In nil of the
Courts of Calif., July 17, 1911; became a
member of the firm VVeb.ster, Web.ster &
Blewett, Aug. 1911; Pres., San Joaquin Bar
Assn., 1917; again In 19.T?; practiced
alone, 1923-25; then formed partner.ship with
Hubert H. BrIgKs nnd M. G. Woodward, un-
der firm of Woodward, Brlggs and Blewett;
partnership dissolved, 1930, since which time
has been practicing Individually; Referee In
Bankruptcy since 1925.

Memberships: San Joaquin Lodge No. 19, F.
& A. M., Stockton Consistory No. 11; Stock-
ton Lodge No. 218. B.P.O.E. ; Truth Lodge
No. 55, LO.O.F.; Stockton Lions and Stock-
ton High Twelve clubs.

Rt^ligion: Protestant.

Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: Bank of America Bldg., Stock-
ton, Calif.

Home Address: 722 So. Regent St., Stockton,

BLICHFELDT, Professor Hans Frederik,

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

Professor of Mathematics (Emeritus), Stan-
ford University.

Born: Denmark, Jan. 9, 1873; s. of Nlelslne
Marie (Scholar) and Erhard Chrlstoffer Laur-
entius Blichfeldt.

Degrees: A.B., 1896, and M.A., 1897, Stan-
ford Univ.; Ph.D., Leipzig, 1898.

Publications: Author of articles on mathe-
matical topics in European and Amer. profes-
sional journals, also the following books:
Theory and Applications of Finite Groups
(Co- Author), 1916; Finite CoUineation Groups,

Decorations: Knight of the Order of Danne-
brog (Denmark), 1939.

Memberships: Mem. Nat. Acad, of Sciences;

Amer. Math. Soc. ; Math. Assn. of Amer.;

Amer. Assn. for the Advancement of Science;

Member Nat. Research Council, 1924-27.

Religion : Protestant.

Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: Stanford University, Calif.

Home Address: 520 W. Crescent Dr., Palo
Alto, Calif.


Voice Specialist.

Born: Fargo (No. Dak.), July 12, 1887; s. of
Henrikka (d. of famous Norwegian Violinist,
Einar Lequam) and Johan Olaf Blickfelt.

Education: Piano, theory, vocal physiology,
psychology- and pedagogy at Conservatory of
Berlin; composition under Christian Sinding
(Norway) ; the tradition of the old Italian
singing teachers under Vincenzo Sabatini at
Milan and Antonio Cotogni in Rome.

Prof. Record: Taught in London, Paris and
New York; founded and directed the San
Francisco Master Sch. of Singing and Opera,
until 1936.

Composed: My Bark Canoe; At Parting, etc.
(Carey & Co., London) ; Lady Mi^ie, Night
Bong, etc. (Wm. Pond & Co., New York).
Home Address: 8231 Marmont Lane, Holly-
wood, Calif. •

BLIGHT. Reynold E(dward). C.P.A.,

Accountant, LIbr.iry Commissioner.
Born: Torrlnglon, Devon (Eng.K May 19.
1879; s. of Jane (Pearce) and John Blight.
Education: Received his education privately.
Degrees: LL.D., Southwestern Univ., 1927.
Married: Evelyn, d. of Frederick M. Stack-
house, In Washington (D. C), Sept. 1, 1923;
ch.: Reynold F. and Edward M.
Bus. Record: Certified Public Accountant;
has parcliced Public Accountancy in N. Y.
City, San Francisco and Los Angeles (Calif.);
Calif. State Franchise Tax Commissioner,
1929-38; Mem., State Board of Accountancy,
1913-29; Mem. Los Angeles City Board of
Edn. (four years) ; at present Mem., Los
Angeles City Board of Library Comm.
Directorships: Pres. of Imperial Mutual Life
Insurance Co.

Publications: What I Believe and Why; What
is Freemasonry t

Army Service: Major, O.R.C., 1923-39.
Memberships: Los Angeles Athletic Club;
Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma; Mason
(P.M.) 33°, K.T., Shriner, Royal Order of
Scotland, Red Cross of Constantine.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: C. C. Chapman Building, 758
So. Broadway, Los Angeles, Calif.
Home Address: 452 So. Detroit St., Los An-
geles, Calif. •

BLINCOE. Edward Las, A.B.
Real Estate Counselor.

Born: Guthrie (Okla.), April 16, 1907; s. of
Edna Rowena (Ackley) and Edward Lee
Blincoe, III.

Education: Mackenzie Sch. (Monroe, N. Y.);
Univ. of Calif., Los Angeles; Univ. of Calif.,

Degrees: A.B., U. of Calif., 1930.
Married: Margaret Barbara, d. of Lt. Col.
Franklyn D. Shawn, in Marin Co. (Calif.),
April 16, 1933; ch. : Barbara Rowena.

Bus. Record: Entered general real estate
practice, 1930; real estate and construction
to 1938; Real Estate Counselor to present, a
pioneer in this field; apartment house oper-

Army Service: Comnd. 2nd Lt. Inf. -Res.,
1929; Active duty CCC 1933-35.
Memberships: Chi Phi Fraternity; F. & A.
Religion: Protestant.

Politics: None. (Thmn., Univ. Div., WiUkie

Volunteers of So. Calif.

Recreations: Swimming, sailing, research in


Bus. Address: 6715 Hollj'wood Blvd., Holly-
wood, Calif.

Home Address: 103 So. Gramercy PI., Los
Angeles, Calif. ; 3247 Fernood Pacific Dr..
Topanga, Calif. •

BLISH, Morris loslin, B.S.. M.A., Ph.D.
Chief, Protein Div., U. S. Dept. of Agr.,
Western Regional Research Laboratory.

Born: Lincoln (Nebr.), April 21, 1889; s. of
Louise (Joslin) and Frank May Blish.

Education: Omaha High Sch.; Univ. of
Nebr., Univ. of Minn.



Degrees: B.S., 1912, M.A.. 1913, U. of Nebr. ;

Ph.D., U. of Minn.

Married: Vera, d. of H. S. Buell, in San

Francisco (Calif.), April 21, 1921; ch.: Mary


Prof. Record: Asst. Chemist, Montana Agr.

Experiment Station (Bozman, Mont.), 1916-

22; Prof. Agr. Chemistry, U. of Nebr., Agr.

E.xp. Station (Lincoln, Nebr.), 1922-39; Chief,

Protein Div., Western Reg. Research Lab.,

U. S. Dept. of Agr. (Albany, Calif.), 1939—;

Editor-in-chief of Cereal Chemistry.

Publications: Many technical papers in fields

of Cereal Technology, Protein and Enzyme


Army Service: 2nd. Lt., Sanitary Corps, A.

E. F. (World War I).

Awards: Thomas Burr Osborne Medal for

contributions in field of Cereal Chemistry,


Meyyiberships: Phi Gamma Delta, Alpha Chi

Sigma; Berkleley Country.

Recerations: Golf, fishing, music.

Bus. Address: Western Regional Research

Laboratory, Albany, Calif.

Home Address: 999 Spruce St., Berkeley,


BLISS. Leslie Edgar. A.B., B.L.S.
Librarian, Henry E. Huntington Library and
Art Gallery.

Born: Poland, Herkimer Co. (N.Y.), Mar. 26,
1889; s. Alice Johnson (Stillman) and Jacob
Henry Bliss.

Education: Colgate Univ.; New York State
Library Sch. (Albany, N.Y.).
Degrees: A.B., Colgate U., 1911; B.L.S., N.Y.
State Libr. Sch., 1913.

Married: Alice Marion Burnett in Newark
(N.J.), Feb. 26, 1914; ch. : Carey Stillman,
Virginia Leland and Thayer Arnold.
Prof. Record: Asst. in legislative reference,
N. Y. State Libr., 1913-15; Asst., Henry E.
Huntington Libr., San Marino (Calif.), 1915-
20; Curator, 1920-25; Acting Librarian, 1925-
26; Librarian since Sept., 1926.
Memberships: Fellow, Amer. Libr. Inst., A.L.
A., Calif. Library Assn.; Phi Beta Kappa,
Phi Delta Theta; Asso. N.Y. Historical Soc.
Clubs: Athenaeum (Pasadena, Calif.), Rox-
burghe (San Francisco), Zamorano (Los An-

Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: Henry E. Huntington Library
and Art Gallery, San Marino, Calif.
Home Address: 2440 Ridgeway Rd., San Ma-
rino, Calif.

BLIZZARD. William, A.B., M.A.
Publisher and Editor, Portola Reporter.
Born: Ordway (Colo.), 1910; s. of Lulu
(Hughes) and W.L. Blizzard.
Education: Univ. of Kansas.
Degrees: A.B., 1934, M.A., 1935. U. of

Married: Marjorie, d. of Mary Ablee of
Berkeley, in 1940.

Business Record: Purchased Portola Reporter,
1939 and has been Editor and Publisher since.
Directorships: Pres., Interstate Pub. Co.
(Nev. Corpn.).

Memberships: Rotary, 20-30; Sigma Delta

Religion: Methodist.
Politics: Democrat.
Bus. and Home Address: PoTtola, Calif. *

BLOCK, Professor Felix. Ph.D., F.A.P.S.
Professor of Physics, Stanford Univ.
Born: Zurich (Switzerland), Oct. 23, 1905;
s. of Agnes (Mayer) and Gustav Bloch.

Education Zurich Elem. Sch.; State High
School; Federal Institute of Tech., Univ. of

Degrees: Ph.D., 1928, Leipzig; Fellow, Amer-
ical Physical Society.

Married: Lore C, d. of Prof. Georg Misch,
at Las Vegas (Nev.), Mar. 14, 1940; ch.:
George Jacob and Daniel Arthur.
Prof. Record: Fellow, Lorentz Fund (Hol-
land) 1930; Fellow, Orsted, Fund (Copen-
hagen), 1932; Privatdozent for Mathematical
Physics, Leipzig, 1932-33; Fellow, Interna-
tional Edn. Board, 1933-34; Acting Asso.
Prof, of Physics, 1934, and Prof, of Physics,
Stanford U., since 1936.

Ptiblications: Zeitschrift Fur Physik, Physika-
lische Zeitscrift, Handhiich der Radiologic,
1927-33; "Nature, Physica" Physical Review,

Memberships: Schweiz Naturforschende Ges-
ellschaft; Sigma Xi.
Religion: Hebrew.
Recreations: Music, sports.
Bus. Address: Stanford University, Calif.
Home Address: 4 Perry Ave., Menlo Park,

BLOCH. Louis.

Chairman of the Board, Crown Zellerbach


Born: San Francisco (Calif.), Aug. 9, 1875;

s. of Seline (Kahn) and Isaac F. Bloch.

Education: High school (San Francisco),

1893; Univ. of Calif., 1893-94.

Married: Amelia Davis on Mar. 31, 1901;

ch.: Mrs. Frank L. Jeddis, and Mrs. John

D. Campbell.

Bus. Record: Began as employee in paper bag

factory, 1894; Manager, Crown Columbia

Paper Co., 1911-14; Vice-Pres., and Gen.
Mgr , Crown Williamette Paper Co., 1914-24,
Pres 1924-35; Managing Dir., Pacific Mills
Limited, 1914-20; Chairman, Board of Crown
Zellerbach Corp., and Dir. and Member
Exec Com., 1928—. Chairman, Board, Paci-
fic Mills Ltd., 1920—. Pres. and Dir., Sansac
Securitv Co.; Chairman of Board and Dir.,
Western Waxed Paper Co.; Vice-Pres. and
Dir., Pioneer Rubber Mills; Dir. and Mem.
Exec. Com., Bank of Calif., N.A.: Pres. and
Dir., Western Trans Co.; Dir., Pacific Coast
supply Co.; Vice-Pres. and Dir., Amer. In-
vestment & Realty Co.; Dir., Nat. Paper
Products Sales Co.; Pres. and Dir., Calif.
Montgomery Co.; Pres. and Dir., Western
Bag & Paper Co.; Pres. and Dir., Santiam
Power Co., Dir., Fibreboard Prod. Co.;
Former Vice-Pres., San Francisco Chamber
ot Commerce; Dir., Mount Zion Hosp.

Memberships: English Speaking Union, Con-
cordia- Argonaut; Commercial, Beresford
Country, Menlo Circus, and Stock Exchange
Lunch clubs; Fidelity Lodge, F.&A. Masons
(32°); Islam Temple, A&A On M Shrine.
Bus. Address: 343 Sansome St., San Fran-
cisco, Calif.

Home Address: 20 Cherry St., San Francisco,
Calif. (Country) Atherton, Calif. *



BLOCHMAN, Lazar E., A.B., M.A.


Burti: San Francisco (Calif.), Nov., 1856.

Education: San Francisco Boys High Sch. and

Univ. of California.

Degrees: A.M., l'J17, M.A., about 1920, Univ.

of California.

Married: Ida M., d. of F. M. Tvvltchell

(Iowa), of Santa Maria (demised); ch.:

one son.

Bus. Record: General merchandise business In

Santa Maria (Calif.), but retired 30 years

ago to live In Berkeley; was interested in

educational matters In his 27 years In Santa

Maria: made weather forecasting his hobby

since he was a youth; his daily weather and

temperature records for Calif, date back Into

th' last century.

Memberships: Berkeley Social Club.

Religion: Liberal, inclined to Unitarianlsm

and Theosophical Philosophy.

Politics: Republican.

Home Address: 2826 College Ave., Berkeley,


BLOCK, Ralph Joseph. A.B.
Writer (Motion Picture), Author.
Born: Cherokee (Iowa), June 21, 1889; s.
of Doris (Chraplevvska) and Sigfried Block.
Education: Univ. of Mich.
Degrees: A.B., U. of Mich., 1911.
Married: Mary, d. of Mr. and Mrs. I. T.
Greenacre, in Chicago (111).; ch.: Beulah
(decV Bridget (6).

Prof. Record: Successively Reporter, Courier-
Journal (Louisville), News (Detroit); and
Dramatic Editor, Star (Kansas City), until
1917; Evening Sun (N.Y.); then Dramatic
Editor Tribune (N.Y.), 1917-18; Washington
staff. New Republic, 1918; Washington Cor-
respondent, Tribune (N.Y.), 1918-19; Adv.
Dir., then Asso. Editor, (Joldwyn Picture
Corpn., 1919-22; Paramount-Famous Players-
Lasky Corp., 1922-27, Edtor-in-chief, 1926-27;
Asso. Producer, Pathe-deMille. 1927-28; Asso.
Producer, Fox Film Corpn., 1929; later screen
writer for Metro, R.K.O., Warners, United
Artists, Universal, and others; Contributer to
nat. publications; Past Pres., Screen Writers'
Guild of the Authors' League of Amer.
Directorships: First Vice-Pres., Motion Pic-
ture Relief Fund, Inc.

Memberships: Phi Beta Kappa; Michigamua
(Ann Arbor); Coffee House (N.Y.).
Home Address: 707 No. Alpine Dr., Beverly
Hills, Calif., and Westport, Conn.

BLODGET, Lewis William. LL.B.
City Attorney, Santa Ana, Calif.
Born: Bakersfield (Calif.), Nov. 27, 1893;
s. of Carra Myrtle (Belnap) and Spencer
Langdon Blodget.

Education: Public schools, Huntington Beach
(Calif.); Univ. of So. Calif., 1915.
Degeres: LL.B., U. of So. Calif., 1915.
Married: May M., d. of Margaret (Mahoney)
and David Ball, in San Diego (Calif.), Sept.
3, 1919; ch. : June Eileen and Rosemary

Prof. Record: Commenced practice of law at
Huntington Beach (Calif.), 1915; City Attor-
ney, Huntington Beach, 1919-26, 1928-32;
Asst. Dist. Attorney, Orange Co., 1927-30;
engaged in general practice of law, Mem.,
Blodget and Tobias, and City Attorney of
Santa Ana, 1935 — .

Army Hr.rvicc: Ist \A., J.lth Inf., 8lh iJiv.,

Regular Army, 1917-19.

Memberships : Amor. Bar Assn., State Bar of

Calif., Orange Co. Bar Assn.; Delta Chi

Fraternity; F. & A.M., B.P.O.E., Amer.


Religion: Protestant.

Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: First National Bank Bldg.,

Santa Ana, Calif.

Home Address: 2339 Oakmont, Santa Ana,


3LOIS, Mardsen Scott, B.S.

Vice-President and Mgr., Bank of America
N. T. &S. A.

Born: Hants County (Nova Scotia), July,
1891; s. of E. E. (Scott) and R. C. Blols.
Education: Univ. of Calif.
Degree: B.S., U. of Calif., 1914.
Married: Alma Melker, Alameda, (Calif.),
1924; ch.: Marsden S., Jr., Stanley and

Bus. Record: State Banking Dept., 1915-17;
U. S. Army, 1917-18; Bank of America N.
T. & S. A., 1919—.

Directorship: Vice-President, Bank of Amer-
ica N. T. & S. A.

Air Service: 2nd Lt., Signal Corps, 1917-18.
Memberships: Pi Kappa Alpha; F.& A.M. of
Calif. : Calif. (3olf, Bohemian, S. F. Commer-
cial, and Commonwealth clubs.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics : Republican.
Recreations: Goli and hunting.
Bus. Address: 485 California St., San Fran-
cisco, Calif.

Home Address: 970 Laurel Ave., San Mateo
Calif. •

BLOOMFIELD, Professor Arthur
Leonard, A.B.. M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Stanford University.
Born: Baltimore (Md.), May 30, 1888; s. of
Rose and Maurice Bloomfield.
Education: Johns Hopkins Univ.
Degrees: A.B., 1907, M.D., 1911, Johns Hop-
kins U.

Married: Julia Mayer; ch. : Julia, Anne and

Prof. Record: Asso. Prof, of Med. at Johns
Hopkins U., 1924-26; Pro. of Med. at Stan-
ford U., 1926—.

Publications: Various medical and scientific

Business Address: Stanford Hospital, San
Francisco, Calif.

Home Address: 245 Locust St., San Fran-
cisco, Calif.

PLOY, The Very Reverend Francis Eric,

A.B., B.D.

Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral.
Born: Birchington (Eng.), Dec. 17, 1904; s.
of Alice (Poynter) and Rev. Francis Jo-
seph Field Bloy.

Education: Univ. of Missouri; (Jeorgetowai
Univ. ; Virginia Theological Seminary.
Degrees: A.B., U. of Mo.; B.D., Va. Theol.

Married: Frances Forbes, d. of Gilbert (3ox,
Ale.xandria (Va.), 1929.

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Prof. Record: Rector of All Saints Church,
Reistertown (Md.), 1929-33; Asso. Rector and
Rector St. James - By - The - Sea, La Jolla
(Calif.), 1933-35-37; Dean of St. Paul's Ca-
thedral, Los Angeles( Calif.), 1937—.
Directorships: Hospital of Good Samaritan,
Church Extension Society (Los Angeles) ;
Episcopal City Mission (Diocese of Los An-

Memberships: Jonathan Club; Sigma Phi
Sigma: (Grand Chaplain), Order De Molay,
Ionic Lodge 145, A.F.& A.M., Signet Chapter
Royal Arch (L.A.), Knight Templar Com-
mandry No. 9 (L.A.).
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Fishing and badminton.
Bus. Address: 615 So. Figueroa St., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Home Address: 732 So. Burlington, Los An-
geles, Calif.

BLYTHE. Stuart Oakes. A.B.

Writer and Editor.

Born: Rochester (N.Y.), March 5, 1890; s. of
Carolvn Hamilton (Oakes) and Samuel G.

Education: Public schools, Washington
(D.C.); Dartmouth College; Iowa State Col-
lege; Univ. of Wis.
Degrees: A.B., U. of Wis., 1912.
Married: Gertrude, d. of Mr. and Mrs. War-
rick R. Edwards, in Baltimore (Md.), Oct.
9, 1920; ch.: Kathleen Hamilton and Isabel
Wilson (twins), Samuel G. II.
Bus. Record: Reporter, Oregon Journal (Port-
land), 1913-17; Associate Editor, Country
Gentleman. 1919-28, Washington Representa-
tive same, 1924-28; Asso. editor, Ladies'
Home Journal. 1928-35; with Farm Journal.
Inc., 1935-36; Associate Editor, California
Magazine of the Pacific (S.F.), 1936-39; Asst.
Dir., America; Cavalcade of a Nation (Golden
Gate Internal. Exp., 1940. Mem., News Staff.
U. S. Committee on Public Information, 1917-
18; with Emergency Fleet Corpn., 1918-19.
Memberships: Family, Commonwealth (San
Francisco), National Press (Wash.) clubs;
Theta Delta Chi and Sigma Delta Chi.
R eligion : Episcopal .

Home Address: 8 Mosswood Rd. Berkeley,

BOARDMAN, (Mrs.) Queen Walker.

Clubwoman, Patron of the Arts.
Born: Morganfield (Ky.), 1881; d. of Amanda
(Taylor) and James Marion Walker.
Education: Educated by governess and at
private school.

Married: George Thomas, s. of Richard
Boardman, New Albany (Ind.), 1909.
Directorships: Pres., L. A. Branch of Nat'l
Plant, Flower, and Fruit Guild, 1930-33,
1935-38; Vlce-Pres., Nat'l Plant, Flower and
Fruit Guild of N. Y. City, 1930-40; Dir.. The
Writer's, Inc., 1935-36; The Euterpe Opera
Reading Club, 1931; The Women's Breakfast
Club, Inc., 1928-30; one of the Orgn., Dir.,
The Women's Auxiliary L. A. Chamber of
Com.; The Crippled Children's Guild of Or-
thopaedic Hosp., 1925-37; one of the Orgn.
Dir., The Writer's Round Table.
Memberships: Life Mem., Woman's Ath-
letic Club; Club Casa Del Mar (Santa Mon-
ica); Philanthropy and Civics; Hollywood
Chamber of Com.; Town & CJown (U.S.C);

Calif. State Chamber of Com.; Mem., The
Affiliates of U.C.L.A.; Nat'l Geographic Soc.
(D.C.); Nat'l League of Amer. Pen Women
(Wash., D.C.) ; Founder Mem., Pac. Geograph-
ic; Mom.. Intl. Adventurers; Eng. Sneak-
ing Union (Calif. Br.); Amer. Red Cross;
L.A. Br., Founder Mem., Pan Amer. League;
Mu.seum Patrons Assn. (L.A. Co. Museum) ;
Friends of the Huntington Lib. and Art Gal-
lery (.San Marino, Calif.); Amer. Fed. of
Arts (Wash., D.C); Art Noon Club (L.A.);
Museum of Modern Art (N.Y.City) ; L.A. Art
Foundation; Calif Art Club; McDowell Club
of Allied Arts; Hollywood Women's Club;
Frl. Morn. Club; Asst. League; Pro Musica;
Matinee Musical; Calif. Women of Golden
West; Women's Com. of Symphony Assn.;
Pro America; Amer. Women, Inc.; Women's
Republican Club (Hollywood) ; Women's In-
ternat'l Assn. Aeronautics (L.A.); Defense
League of Amer.; Calif. Safety Council; So.
Calif. Auto Club, 1916-41; Avocado Assn.,
1915-35; L.A. Turf Club, 1935-36; Drama
League, 1926-30; Calif. Redwood League;
Amer. Theatre Foundation; L.A. Opera Found-
1926-28; Studio Club; L.A. League of Women
Voters; Y.W.C.A.; Assoc. Mem., London Hist.
Soc, 1923; As.soc. Mem., Amer. Women's
Club (Paris); Council on Foreign Relations;
Delegate to Women's Centennial Congress
(N.Y.City), 1940; one of the signers of the
"Declaration of Purpose" for women in the
next 100 yrs. Hon. Mem., Sans Souci Club.
Religion: Institute of Religious Science.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations World traveling, gardening.
Bus. Address: 1326 No. Olive Dr., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Home Address: 8481 De Longpre Ave., Los
Angeles, Calif.

Other Addresses: Women's Athletic Club,
833 So. Flower St., Los Angeles, Calif.


Writer (Radio and Screen), Actor.
Born: Seattle (Wash.), Oct. 25, 1909; s. of
Margaret (Shields) and William True Board-

Education: Los Angeles City Coll.; Occidental
Coll.; Univ., Calif. (Los Angeles).
Degrees: A.B., 1934, U.C.L.A.
Married: Thelma, d. of Edward L. Hubbard,
Panama Canal Zone, ch.: Penelope True (5)
and True-Anne (2).

Prof. Record: Child Actor, stage and screen,
1906-26; Actor, legitimate theater, 1926-31;
New York productions Including, Song War
and Cortez, etc.; Radio Actor, 1931-34, in-
cludinc. Cathrine the Great, Hollywood Hotel.
Peter the Great, etc.; Actor-writer, radio and
screen. 1934-41, for Silver Theatre, Lux Ra-
dio Theatre, Chase & Sanborn Hour, Wood-
bury Playhouse, etc.

Directorships: Mem., National Bd. of the
American Fed. Radio Artists; Second Vice-
Pres. of the Los Angeles Chapter A.F.R.A.;
Mem., Executive Council of the Radio Writ-
ers Guild (Western Region).
Publications: Contributor to Intercollegiate
Debate. 1933; Best Broadcast, 1938-39, Max
Wylie (Whittleby House) ; Best Broadcast
1939-40, Max Wylie (Whittleby House).
Politics: Democrat.
Recreations: Tennis.

Bus. Address: 12206 Ventura Blvd., Studio
City, Calif.

Home Address: 4149 Muretta Ave., Van Nuys,
Calif. •



BODDY, E(lias) Manchester.

Kditor anil rLihlishcr, Diilly News.
Born: Lake Tapps (Washington), Nov. 1,
1891; s. of Susan Dennis (Morgan) and Ben-
jamin Boddy.

Educated: Washington State CoUeRe, Pull-
man (Wash.), 1911-12; Univ. of Montana.

Married: Berenice Maud Klotz of Wlnnetka
(111.), Jan. 1, 1918; ch.: Robert Manchester
and Calvin Jay.

Prof. Recordl: Ency. Britnnnica, 1916-18;
Current History Mag. ; Mid-Week Pictorial;
N. Y. Times; Mexican Year Book Pub. Co.,
1921-22; Times Mirror Press, 1922-2.3; Pub.
and Editor, Signal, Huntington Park (Calif.);
Illustrated Daily News (Los Angeles); Eve-
nip ; Post Record (Los Angeles), Jan. 1, 1935;
Consolidated Daily News and Evening News
to form one 24-hour newspaper. Daily News,
April 1, 1940.

Directorships: Council on International Re-
lations; Board of Si.xth Agricultural District,
Los Angeles (serving at present).
Publications: Japanese in America, 1921;
Chief Brave Heart of the Woodside Tribe,
1922; The Yellow Trail, 1922.
Ar7ny Service: Lt. Inf. U.S.A., World War I,
disabled in Argonne Forest, Oct. 8, 1918.
Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart, Ver-
dun Defense, Victory Medal.
Memberships: California, Athletic, The Writ-
ers, Army and Navy, Bankers, Flintridge
Country and Flintridge Riding clubs; Ameri-
can Society of Newspaper Editors; Phi Sigma
Kappa; Sigma Delta Chi; Mason.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Farming, golf, fishing, horse-
back riding, sheep raising.
Bus. Address: 1257 So. Los Angeles St., Los
Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: Rancho del Descanso, La
Canada, Calif.

BODEN, The Reverend Reynold
Blomerly, B.A.

Minister of the Church of the Messiah.
Born: Crewe (England), Dec. 3, 1893; s. of
Mary (Blomerly) and Alfred Boden.
Education: Cheshire County Secondary School,
Manchester Univ., and Lancashire Indepen-
dent College (Theology), (Eng.).
Degrees: B.A., Manchester U., 1916.
Married: Miriam, d. of Andrew Burns Chal-
mers, Framingham (Mass.), Oct., 1933.
Prof. Record: Minister, Burnage Church, Man-
hester (Eng.), 1919-30; Secy., Youth Dept.,
Congregational Board (Eng.), 1921-28; Fea-
ture Writer, London Christian World. 1921-28,
Manchester City News, 1922-31, Manchester
Evening News, 1924-31; came to U. S. in

1929, on preaching tour under auspices of
Committee on Interchange between Churches
of U. S. and Great Britain, preached in
leading pulpits of the East; resigned Eng-
lish pulpit and came to the U. S. again in

1930, on preaching tour; accepted temporary
pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church,
Buffalo (N.Y.), 1930; accepted call to Church
of the Messiah (Los Angeles), in 1931, and
has been there ever since; also. Lecturer in
Dept. of Religion, U. of So. Calif., since 1936.
War Service: With British Y.M.C.A. in World
War I.

Memberships: Twenty Club (Los Angeles).
Religion: CongregatioinEil.

Bus. Address: 2445 W. Washington Blvd.,
Los Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 1537 So. St. Andrews PI..

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