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Officer, Order of the Crown (Italy) ; holder
War Cro.ss No. 7, bestowed by United Dau-
ghters of Confederacy, at Nat. Convention
Law Institute (Associate).
Memberships: L.A. Athletic, Riviera Country,
(and affiliated clubs), Army and Navy (Wash
D.C.), Phi Sigma Kappa, Theta Nu Epsilon,
Phi Delta Phi (Legal) ; L.A. Bar A.ssn., Calif.
State Bar Assn., Amer. Bar Assn.: Amer
Law Institute (Asso.). Mason, Kt. Templar,
Commandery and Shrine.
Religion: Christian Scientist.
Politics: Democrat.
Recreations: Aviation, ranching.
Bus. Address: Guaranty Bldg., Hollywood,
Calif.

Home Address: 2000 No. Highland Ave.,
Hollj'wood, Calif. *

DAVIS, The Reverend Wilbur L.Y., A.B.
D.D., Litt.D.

Clergyman, Writer.

Born: Waynesburgh (Ohio), Nov. 22, 1864;
s. of Hanah (Young) and Christopher C.
Davis (Methodist Minister).
Education: Ohio Wesleyan Univ.
Degrees: A.B., 1892, D.D., 1919, Ohio Wesley-
an U.; Litt. D., U. of So. Calif., 1933.
Married: Mayme Elizabeth, d. of Caleb Jones,
M.D., in Saint Paris (Ohio), July 14, 1892;
ch.: Wilbur L.Y., Jr., Heloise Marie Haight,
and Dorothy Marie.

Prof. Record: Cincinnati Conf., Methodist
Ch., 21 years; So. Calif. Conf., Methodist
Ch., 19 years; Dist. Supt., Pasadena Dist.
of the So. Calif. Conf., Methodist Ch.; Edi-
torial Writer and Correspondent on the Los
Angeles Times since 1924.

Directorships: Mem., Bd. of Trustees of the
U. of So. Calif, since 1918.



Memberships: Delta Tau Delta; Mason No.
186, Scottish Rite, Syrian Temple A. A.O.N.
M.S.; Kiwanis (Pasadena); Pomona Lions.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Golf, motoring, hunting, and
fishing.

Home Address: 1034 No. Los Robles, Pasa-
dena, Calif. *

DAVIS. Brig. General William Church,

D.S.M., U.S.Army, B.S.
Army Officer (retired).

Born: Near McGrawville (N.Y.), May 11,
1S66; s. of Roxana (Brown) and Samuel
Davis.

Education: State Normal School (Cortland,
N.Y.); U.S. Military Acad.; U.S. Artillery
School: School of Submarine Defense; Univ.
of Calif, (post-grad.).
Degrees: B.S., 1890.

Married: Margaret, d. of Margaret Brown
(Turner) and Colonel Alexander du Bois
Schenck, Fort Warren, Boston (Mass.), Sept.
9, 1896; ch.: Margaret Brown, William
Schenck, and Samuel.

Army Record: Served on active duty in
Regular Army and U. S. Vols, through all
grades from Cadet to Brig. Gen. (1886-1921),
in all parts U.S. and overseas in Philippines,
China, France; regular and usual duty, with
artillery troops, but also had many special
assignments, such as Prof., Mil. Sci., Colo.
State Agr. Coll. (1897-98); Depot Qtrmstr.
Baltimore (Md.); Regimental Q.M., 6th U. S.
Arty., and A.Q.M., U. S. Vols., in charge
Army Transport Service (Manila, 1898-1901) ;
Artillery Eng., (Presidio, San Francisco,
Calif., 1904-07); Mem., Coast Artillery Bd.
and located all searchlights in U. S. forti-
fied harbors (1907-08) ; Mem. Army Gen-
eral Staff (1909-10, also 1920-21) ; organized,
trained and comd., in France, the 32nd Heavy
Artillery Brigade; later transferred to Com-
mand, 31st Heavy Arty. Brig., participating
in Defensive Sector, also in St. Mihiel and
Mouse- Argonne offensive operations; cited in
orders by Comdg. General, 5th Army Corps,
recommended for Major General's Commn.
and awarded Distinguished Service Medal
"for Battle Efficiency": returned to U. S.
(1919) ; Comdg., Camp Lewis, Wash. (1920) ;
retired from active duty (1921).
Publications: Davis Family History (1926);
occasional contributions to army serv. pubs.
Decorations: Campaign Medals; Spanish War,
Philippine Insurrection, Victory Medal (World
War I) ; Distinguished Service Medal.
Memberships: Berkeley Post, No. 7, American
Legion.

Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Travel.

Home Address: 2440 Oregon St., Berkeley.
Calif.

DAVISE, Hugo, B.Ed., M.A.
Composer, Teacher.

Born: Los Angeles (Calif.), Feb. 21, 1907;
s. of Letha (Bailey) and Hugh Davise.
Education: Univ. of Calif., Los Angeles.
Degrees: B.Ed., 1931; M.A., 1934, U. of Calif.
Married: Mary Christine, d. of George Henry
Albin of Los Angeles.

Prof. Record: Teacher of harmony, counter-
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l<)28-30; Tenoher of Philosophy. Harmony.
Piano, U. of the West, 1930-:i5; Tenrher of
Piano, Harmony, Pacific Inst, of Mus. and
l''lne Arts, 19:!5-38; Teacher of Music. Ex-
celsior Union IliKh .Sch., I'JIO -.
Performances of Worku: Gonfal (symphonic
po^Mn), Leonard W;ilker, Conductor, TJ31 :
String Quartettes 1 & 2; Woodwind Quartette
and numerous short works for solo Instru-
ments; Pacific Inst. Quartette and New Mo-
tive Group; String Quartette (Boris Morros) ;
Piano Concerto performed by Leonard Stein,
1939; Flute Concerto, Harold Lewis and Bak-
alelnlkoff (Conductors), 1936.
Directorships: Program Chairman, Calif.
Composers Soc.

Publications: 4 Preludes for Piano (W.A.
Quincke^ 1929; Music Box (Sanders), 19.31.
Awards: Winner of Festival Allied Arts.
1936.

Memberships: Crescendo Club (Los Angeles);
Amer. Composers Alliance (N.Y.); Calif.
Teachers Ass'n.; Soc. Native Amer. Com-
posers; Hollywood Theatre Alliance.
Religion: Christian.
Recreations: Travel, postage stamps.
Bus. Address: E.xcelsior Union High School,
Norwalk, Calif.

Home Address: 2507 Wellington Rd., Los
Angeles. Calif. *

DAWSON. Ernest

Bookdealer and Collector.

Born: San Antonio (Tex.), Dec. 1, 1882; s.
of Mary Ann (Grosvenor) and Thomas Daw-
son.

Education: Los Angeles High School.
Married: Sadie A., d. of E. A. Roberts, Los
Angeles (Calif.). June 24, 1909; ch.: Glen,
Fern Dawson Shochat. June and Muir.
Btis. Record: Started Dav^'son's Bookshop,
April, 1905, engaged in bus. continuously
since that time. Son, Glen, became partner
in Jan., 1937; has issued rare book cata-
logues continuously since 1907; European
buying trips made by owner or one of per-
sonnel since 1911. Collection of rare books
presented by Mr. Dawson to George Wash.
High Sch. (Los Angeles), known as Ernest
Dawson Collection." Dawson, Sr., is South-
west United States representative of Internal.
Antiquarian Booksellers Assn., with headquar-
ters in London (Eng.); and Western Vice-
Pres., American Booksellers Assn.
Publications: Articles on Rare Books, (ap-
pearing in Publishers Weekly), New York;
contributor to Sierra Club Bulletins and vari-
ous outdoor publications.

Memberships: Sierra Club of Calif. (Past
Pres.), Mem. since 1909; Municipal League
of Los Angeles (since 1907).
Religion: Methodist.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Mountainerring, exploring, and
foreign travel.

Bus. Address: 627 So. Grand Ave., Los An-
geles. Calif.

Home Address: 3003 Vineyard Ave.. Los An-
geles, Calif.

DAWSON. Glen. A.B.

Bookdealer.

Born: Los Angeles (Calif.), June 3, 1912;
s. of Sadie A. (Roberts) and Ernest Daw-
son.
Education: Los Angeles High Sch.; Univ. of



Calif.. Los Angeles.

Degrer.s: A.B., U. of Calif., 19.35.

Married: Mary Helen, d. of Charles H. Johns-
ton, Pasadena (Califi, Nov. 15. 1940.
Bus. Record: 15ocamc partner with his father
In Daw.son's Bookshop In Jan., 1937; have Is-
sued rare book catalogues continuously since
1907. European trips to secure rare valumes
have been made since 1911.
Directorships: Dir. and Mom., Sierra Club.
Recreations: Skiing.

Bus. Address: 627 So. Grand Ave.. Ix)s An-
geles, Calif.

Home Adderss: 819 So. Marengo Ave.. Pasa-
dena. Calif.

DAWSON. Grace Strickler. A.B.

Poet and Author.

Born: Keokuk (Iowa). Nov. 30. 1891; d.
of Mary Belle (Stafford) and Henry Strick-
ler.

Education: Keokuk High Sch.; Northwestern
Univ.

Degrees: A.B.. Northwestern U., 1913 (Phi
Beta Kappa Scholarship Soc).
Married: Robert Earle, s. of Belle (Bush)
and Edwin Dawson, Keokuk (Iowa). Jan. 1,
1915; ch.: Robert Strickler (b. Nov. 6, 1915)
and Donald Edwin (b. Feb. 8, 1920).
Prof. Record: Over a period of years has
been free lance contributor of poetry to mag-
azines and periodicals including: Saturday
Review of Literature; Good Housekeeping ;
Poetry; A Magazine of Verse; Literary Di-
gest; Century; Poet Lore; St. Nicholas; etc.
Has recently renounced the magazine field
for book publication, and is giving first
attention to Calif. Hist, research, together
with the need for both factual and fictional
material in this field for children.
Publications: Juvenile novels with authen-
tic hist, background: The Nuggets of Sing-
ing Creek (Doubleday), 1938; The Butterfly
Shawl (Doubleday), 1940. Juvenile history;
California: The Story of Our Southwest Cor-
ner (Macmillan). 1939.

Memberships: Calif. Writers' Guild (one of
founders) ; Delta Delta Delta (national sor-
ority).

Religion: Methodist.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Walking, conversation.
Home Address: 1150 No. Holliston, Pasadena,
Calif.

DAY, The Reverend Albert Edward,

A.B., M.A., D.D., Litt.D.
Pastor, First Methodist Church, Pasadena.
Born: Euphemia (Ohio), Nov. 18, 18S4; s. of
Mary Ellen (Bright) and Elam Mansfield.
Education: Taylor Univ.; Univ. of Cincinnati.
Degrees: A.B., Taylor U., 1904; M.A., U.
of Cincinnati, 1916; D.D., Taylor U., 1918,
Ohio Wesleyan U. 1926, Allegheny Coll., 1936;
Litt.D., U. of So. Calif., 1939.
Married: Emma Reader, Duluth (Minn.),
Sept. 28, 1904; ch. : Ruth Lucile, Helen Mc-
Kay, Dorothy, Benjamin Wilson, and Mary
Ellen.

Prof. Record,: Ordained Minister, M.E. (Church,
1904; Pastor, Bellefontaine (Ohio). 1904-06,
Cincinnati, 1913-16, Delaware (Ohio), 1916-
19, Canton, 1919-25, C:nirist Church, Pitts-
bugh (Pa.), 1925-32. Mount Vernon Place
Church, Baltimore, 1832-37. First (Church.



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Pasadena since 1937. Shepard Lecturer on
Preaching, Bangor Sem., 1933; Lyman
Beecher Lecturer on Preaching, Yale, 1934;
Lecturer, Earl Foundation, Pac. Sch. of Re-
ligion, 1937; Gates Lecturer, Grlnnel Coll.,
1938; Jones Lecturer, Emory U., 1939; Fon-
dren Lecturer, S.M.U., 1940; Mem. of Bd.,
Foreign Missions, 1924-36, M.E. Church Joint
Com. on Edn. in Foreign Fields, Com. on Co-
operation In Latin Amer. ; Del. to Gen. Conf .
M.E. Church, 1924-32; So. Amer. Conf., Mon-
tevideo. 1925; Chmn., Soc. Service Commn.
of Fed. Council, Churches of Christ in Amer.,
1933-3 <; Chmn.. Com. on Peace, Western
Jdctn., Meth. Ch., 1939—; Vice-Pres. Fed.
Council of Churches, 1941 — .
Publications: Present Perils in Religion; Re-
vitalizing Religion; Whither Christianity (with
others) ; Contemporary Preaching (with oth-
ers) ; Jesus and Human Personality ; God in
Us: We in God; The Evangel of a New
World; The Faith We Live.
Army Service: Chaplain, 117th Field Signal
Battalion A.E.F., World War L
Clubs: University, Rotary, Twilight clubs;
Pac. Coast Theol. Group; Sigma Alpha Epsi-
lon; Mason 32°; Calif. Writers' Guild.
Religion: Methodist.
Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: 500 E. Colorado St., Pasadena,
Calif.

Home Address: 1586 Oakdale St., Pasadena,
Calif. *

DAY, Richard

Supervising Art Director, Twentieth Century-
Fo.x Film Corpn.

Prof. Record: Came to Hollywood from Vic-
toria (B.C.), 1920; has been designing sets
for motion pictures since 1921; Asst. Art
Dir., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio, 1923-30;
Art Dir. for Samuel Goldwyn and United
Artists, 1930-39; Supervising Art Dir., Twen-
tieth-Century Fox Film Corpn., since 1939.
Army Service: Canadian Expeditionary Force,
1915-19, 8th Battalian, First Div.
Memberships: Acad, of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences; Calif. Yacht Club.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Democrat.
Recreations: Tennis, yachting.
Bus. Address 10201 W. Pico, Los Angeles,
Calif.

DAYTON, Lieut. Colonel William H.,

U.S.Army Air Res., A.B.

Manager, J. C. Penney Co., Inc., Visalia.
Born: Atlanta (Ga.), Sept. 22, 1895; s. of
Emma Florence (Barnes) and John Charles
Dayton.

Education: High sch.. Auburn (N.Y.); Ham-
ilton Coll., Clinton (N.Y.).
Degrees: A.B., Hamilton Coll., 1917.
Married: Gerry, d. of Rose (Johnson) and
Thomas Benton Powell, Riverside (Calif.),
Oct. 9, 1918.

Bus. Record: After graduation from college,
spent 2 1-2 yrs. as Army Air Corps Pilot;
Mdse. Mgr. and Supt. A.T. Lewis and Son,
D.G., Denver (Colo.), 7 yrs.; Personnel Spec,
and Store Mgr., J. C. Penney Co., Visalia
(Calif.), for last 13 1-2 yrs.
Directorships: Visalia Cham, of Com.; Vi-
salia Rotary Club.

Army Service: Air Corps Flying Instr., 1917-
18; Adjutant, March Field, 1919; Comd. Colo.



Nat. Guard Air Corps, 1923-27; now Lieut.

Col. in .r^ir Res.

Memberships: Chi Psi; Masons; Elks; Rotary;

Amer. Legion; Visalia Golf Club.

Religion: Presbyterian.

Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Flying, golf.

Bus. Address J. C. Penney Co., Inc., Visalia,

Calif.

Home Address: 324 Green Acre Dr., Visalia,

Calif. •

DE'AK, Imre Eric

Concert Pianist, Teacher, Lecturer.
Born: Szombathely (Hungary), Feb. 3, 1892:
s. of Hermine (Szekely) and Henrik De'ak.
Education: Budapest (Hungary).
Married: Gertrude Tibbits, d. of Dr. Erastus
Corning, Albany (N.Y.), Aug. 18, 1934; ch.:
Peter Andre.

Prof. Record: Teacher in Budapest (Hun-
gary) and Vienna (Austria), later in New
York City and for the last six yrs. in Pasa-
dena. Has given recitals abroad and in
America (solo and with orchestra) ; last 4
yrs., gave over 100 lectures and lecture re-
citals (last 32 of them for Pasadena Bd. of
Edn.; has trained with: Bela Bartok (Com-
poser, Prof, of Master Sch., Royal Hungar-
ian Acad, of Music), Stephen Thoman (pu-
pil of Liszt, Prof, of Master Sch., Royal
Hungarian Acad, of Music) ; Emil von Sauer
(pupil of Liszt, Head of Master Sch., Vienna
Acad, of Music) ; Dr. Richard Stohr (Head of
Theory Dept., Vienna Acad, of Music) ; and
has received certificates and recommenda-
tions from them all.

Army Service: Four yrs. in the front lines
as Lieut, in the Austrian-Hungarian Army
(World War I).

Awards: Five medals, received during Army
service.

Memberships: Fine Arts Club (Pasadena).
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Democrat.

Bus. Address: 1030 E. Green St., Pasadena,
Calif.

Home Address: 1272 Linda Vista Ave., Pasa-
dena, Calif.

DE'AK, Stephen

Violoncellist-Teacher.

Born: Hungary, 1897; s. of Hermine (Szek-
ely) and Henry De'ak.

Education: Royal Nat. Academy of Music
(Budapest, Hungary), by David Popper; Cur-
tis Inst, of Music (Philadelphia), by Felix
Salmon.

Married: Margaret, d. of Ralph B. Shank-
lin, at Wichita (Kans.), 1931; ch.: Paul
Henry and William Ralph.
Prof. Record: Instr. of Violoncello, Curtis
Inst, of Music, 1929-32; Instr., Violoncello
and Chambermusic, Peabody Consvr. of Mu-
sic, 1930-38; Conductor, Baltimore Women's
String Symphony Orch., 1936-38, Hagerstown
(Md.) Symphony Orch., 1935-38.
Publications: Modern Method for the Violon-
cello (Elkan and Vogel, Phila.), 1930; 'Cello
Compositions (Carl Fischer, N. Y.), 1932.
Memberships: Fine Arts Club (Pasadena),
and Crescendo Club (Los Angeles).
Religion: Lutheran.
Politics: Democrat.
Recreations: Reading and tennis.
Home Address: 1175 Woodbury Rd., Pasa-
dena, Calif. •



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DEAKYNE. Brigadier General Herbert,

U.S. Army

Army Officer.

Born: Dcakyncvllle (Del.), Doc. 29, 1867; s.

of Mary A. (David) and Napoleon B. Dea-

kyne.

Education: U. S. Military Acad., West Point

(N.Y.).

Degrees: B.S., U. S. Mil. Acad., 1890.
Married: Sadie M. Nlckerson, June 15, 1899;
ch.: Ramona (Mrs. John H. IIuKhes) and
Rosalind (Mrs. George W. Waldron).
Army Service: Served In Corps of Engrs.,
U.S.A., June 12, 1890, to Dec. 31, 19.31;
retired on latter date with rank of Brig.
Gen.

Home Address: 2248 Washington St., San
Francisco, Calif.

DEAN, James Somerville, B.S.

City Manager, City of Sacramento.
Born: Belton (Te\.), Dec. 27, 1885; s. of
Eudora (Ware) and John A. Dean.
Education: Tex. A. and M. Coll.; Mass. Inst,
of Tech. (Boston, 3 yrs. Special Student),
1909.

Degrees: B.S., Te.x. A and M., 1906.
Married: Minnie Ruth, d. of Charles Cook
(Pima Indian Reservation, Ariz.), at Racine,
(Wis.), July 5, 1911; ch.: Charlotte (Mrs.
Robert Rollar, II).

Bits. Record: Asst. State Architect, State of
Calif., 1912-20; asso. with firm, Hemmings-
Petersen-Hudnutt, Inc. (in charge of de-
signing Sacramento schs.), 1920, together
with Chas. F. Dean (brother), formed firm
of Dean and Dean, Architects, 1922; City
Mgr., City of Sacramento, 1930 — .
Memberships: Sutter and Del Paso Coun-
try clubs; Shrine; Scottish Rite; S.A.E. Fra-
ternity.

Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Golt and fishing.
Bus. Address: City Hall, Sacramento, Calif.
Home Address: 2787 Marty Way, Sacramento,
Calif. •

DEANE, Martha Blanchard. B.S.

Associate Supervisor of Physical Education
and Director of Women's Gymnasium, Univ.
of Calif, at Los Angeles.

Born: Wilkes- Barre (Pa.), Jan. 10, 1896;
d. of Elizabeth May (Chapman) and William
Henry Deane.

Education: Wilkes-Barre Institue; Colum-
bia Univ.

Degrees: B.S., T.C., Columbia U., 1924.
Prof. Record: Taught In public and private
schs. in Pa., and N.Y.C.; Instr. in Dance,
U.C.L.A., Sept., 1924; Dlr., Women's Gym-
nasium, 1937; chief interest has been the
development of dance in edn., and teachers'
training in that field; active in Little Theatre
work as part of a program of integrating per-
forming arts.

Publications: Magazine articles in Educa-
tional Dance; Journal of Health and Physi-
cal Education; Calif. Arts and Architecture;
contributed a chapter to the Twelfth Year-
book of the Directors and Supervisors of
Instruction, N.E.A.; Dept. Editor for Edu-
cational Dance.
Memberships: Delta Kappa Gamma (honor-



ary edn.) and Phi Beta (honorary art, dra-
ma, music, dance) ; Chi Kappa Rho (Hon.
recreation).
Pulilics: Democrat.

Recreations: Little Theatre work, swlmmlnj?,
and volleyball.

Bus. Address: Univ. of California, W. Los
Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 11371 Montana Ave., W. Lo.s
Angeles, Calif. •

De AVIRETT. Abby

Teacher of Piano.

Born: Austin (Tex.), Nov., 1881; s. of Eliza-
beth (Booth) and Dr. T. J. Avlrett.
Education: Studied music in N. Y. City, Ber-
lin (Germany), Vienna (Austria), Basel
(Switzerland).

Married: Elizabeth, d. of Dr. E. S. O'Nell,
Yuma (Ariz.), 1934.

Prof. Record: Studied piano with his mother
in Texas, Dr. Wm. Mason and Carl G.
Schmidt (N. Y. City) ; Metropolitan Coll. of
Music (N. Y. City), Ciollner, Karl Wolff,
Zadora (Berlin) ; attended master classes of
Godowsky and Busoni in Basel (Switzerland) ;
harmony with Wolff (Berlin), Hochschule,
Carolyn Alchin (Los Angeles). He is also
the teacher of many successful pianists, ac-
companists, teachers of piano in schs. and
colleges, also many private teachers. For
years a Mem. of the Music Com., Philhar-
monic Orchestras (Los Angeles), and Holly-
wood Bowl Orchestra.

Army Record: Band Leader of the 126th
Field Artillery, 1918.
Politics: Democrat.

Home Address: 267 So. Arden Blvd., Los
Angeles, Calif.

DeAVIRETT, Elizabeth

Teacher of Piano.

Born- South Dakota; d. of Minnie Frances
(Veo) and Dr. Erwin Sanford O'Nell.
Born: South Dakota; d. of Minnie Frances
land, Ore.), Abby DeAvirett (Los Angeles),
Edwin Hughes and Josef Lhevinne (N.Y.
C, and Chicago, 111.); harmony with Caro-
lyn Alchin (Los Angeles).

Married: Abby, s. of Dr. T. J. Avirett, at
Yuma (Ariz.), 1934.

Prof. Record: As Pianist, many recitals and
club programs throughout So. Calif. ; joint
programs with Frederick Warde (noted Shak-
espearean Actor) and Frank Swlnnerton
(English Novelist) ; Soloist with orchestra
under direction of Leonard J. Walker; as
Teacher has own class of private pupils, and
as Asst. to husband, has trained many suc-
cessful pianists, teachers, and acccmpanists.
Politics: Democrat.

Home Address: 267 So. Arden Blvd., Loi
Angeles, Calif.

De BAKCSY. Cornelius

Editor and Publisher, Fontana Herald.
Born: Nagy Banya (Hungary), May 23, 1880;
s. of Irene (Ashner) and Dr. Domokos De
Bakcsy.

Education: Royal Hungarian Univ., Budapest
(Hungary).

Married: Gizella, d. of Julius Kramer, at
Cleveland (Ohio), 1917; ch.: Alexander
(Grad. Stanford U., 1939).
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(daily paper in Kassa, Hungary), 1899-1901;
Reporter, Budapest daily paper, 1901-03; Re-
porter in the Hungarian Parliament, Buda-
peati Ujsag (daily paper in Budapest), 1903-
05; Editor and Pub., Magyar Tudosito (semi-
official publication of the Hungarian govern-
ment), 1905-13, Fontana Herald, 1923—.
Directorships: Pres., State 28th Agr. Dist.
Assn.; Secty., San Bernardino Co. Cham, of
com., 1935—; Secy., Tri-Co. Advisory Bd..
1930 — ; Dir.. San Bernardino Co. Chapter,
Amer. Red Cross.

Memberships: Calif. Newspaper Publishers;
Calif. Press, and Nat. Editorial Assns.; Fon-
tana Rotary Club.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: Fontana Herald, Fontana,
Calif.
Home Address: Wheeler St., Fontana, Calif.

DeCHAMBEAU. Dev/ey C,

Owner-Publisher, Bridgeport Chronicle Union.
Born: Mono Lake (Calif.), May 30, 1898; s.
of Mary C. (Currie) and Louis W. DeCham-
beau.

Education: Elementary sch. only, Mono Lake
(Calif.).

Married: Elma M., d. of Ora L. and Earl
R. Montrose, at Reno (Nev.), July 28, 1930,
Bus. Record: Ranching with his father until
1928; employed with Power Co., 3 yrs.; op-
erated bus., cutting and hauling stove wood,
until 1938; Owner and Pub.. Bridgeport
Chronicle Union, since April 1, 1938.
Memberships: Alta Lodge No. 333, F. and
A.M.

Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Fishing, hunting, and traveling.
Home Address: Bridgeport, Mono County,
Calif.

De ecu. Branson

Traveler, Lecturer, Photographer.
Born: Philadephia (Pa.), s. of Margaret
(Mull) and Walter De Cou.
Education: Blair Academy; 2 yrs. Stevens
Inst, of Tech.

Married: Elsie, d. of Isabelle and Dr. F.
Guy Stanley, Beverly (Mass.).
Prof. Record: For over twenty-five yrs., has
been traveling to all corners of the globe,
during the last five years taking motion pic-
tures in color of his various trips; these pic-
tures illustrate his lectures and have received
unstinted praise from many metropolitan
newspapers for their rare artistic beauty;
outstanding trips include: Guatemala (pic-
turing the descendants of the Mayas in tri-
bal costumes) ; Peru and Chile, Mexico (Mexico
City Taxco, etc., and Pan-American High-
way) Alaska and Yukon Circle tour; National
Parks, Series of California Wonderlands,
and California Gardens.

Memberships: Adventurers' Club (Chicago).
Home Address: 2015 Whitley Ave., Holly-
wood, Calif.

DEEMS, Howard Earl. A.B.

Registrar of Vehicles, Department of Motor
Vehicles, State of California.
Born: Columbus (Ohio), Jan. 16, 1900; s. of
Grace M. and Stephen F. Deems.



Education: Stanford Univ.; Occidental Coll.
(undergraduate work ) .
Degrees: A.B., Stanford U., 1921.
Married: Sylvia, d. of John B. Merrell, at
Toledo (Ohio), Nov. 15, 1924; ch.: Theodore
E. (6).

Bus. Record: Oil field work, Asso. Oil Co.,
summer, 1921; Advertising Mgr., Patrick Mu-
sic Co. (Long Beach), 6 mos.; organized
advertising agency and conducted own bus.
in Long Beach, spring 1922 to Dec, 1934;
Editor and Advertising Mgr., Long Beach
Shopping News, Nov., 1924 to Dec. 1934;
became Branch Mgr., Long Beach Office,
Dept. of Motor Vehicles, December, 1934, and
Registrar of Vehicles (as result of Civil Serv-
ice Exam.), Jan. 1, 1936.
Army Service: Enlisted as Private, July 15,
1918; became 2nd Lt., Inf., Camp Perry
(Ohio), Sept. 16, 1918; stationed 60 days
Meridian Coll. (Tex.), and honorably dis-
charged as transfer from S.M.U., Dallas
(Tex.), Jan. 2, 1919.

Awards: Musketry Officers' Certificate and
Physical Edn. Classification in Officer's
Training Sch., summer, 1918.
Memberships: Kiwanis Club of Long Beach
(Life Mem.); Mason; Advertising Club, Long
Beach (Past Pres.); Phi Kappa Psl, Phi Phi,
Skull & Snakes.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Deep sea fishing and music.
Bus. Address: 12 and N Sts., Sacramento,
Calif.

Home Address: Route 5, Box 5923, Sacra-
mento, Calif.

deFORD, Miriam Allen (Mrs. Maynard
Shipley)

Writer.

Born: Philadelphia (Pa.), Aug. 21, 1888; d.
of Frances (Allen) and M. deFord (both
parents M.D.).

Education: Wellesley Coll.; Temple Univ.;
Univ. of Pa.

Degrees: A.B., Temple U., 1911; Grad. Stu-
dent, U. of Pa., 1911-12 (U. Scholar in Eng-
lish).

Married: (1) Armistead, s. of Alice (Treze-
vant) and William Armistead Collier, La
Jolla (Calif.), Feb. 14, 1915 (divorced, 1920);
(2) Maynard Shipley, s. of Sarah Armitage
(Jerome and Elmon Allen Shipley, Santa Rosa
(Calif.), April 16, 1921 (dec, June 18, 1934.).



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