The photo below comes from a December 9, 1934 copy of the Duluth News-Tribune that I picked up on eBay. The photo accompanies an article by Edwin Turnbladh, Hollywood Correspondent of the News-Tribune.
Mrs. Warren William (Krech), formerly Helen Barbara Nelson, is described as “red-headed and practical” by The Washington Post (September 9, 1934). That brief article mentions that the couple had been married since soon after the end of the World War and though Mrs. William is constantly house-shopping the couple has lived in the same little hillside house in Hollywood since their arrival about three years prior to the time of publication. The article mentions Warren William’s hobbies of fencing and archery and the couple’s shared love of boats and dogs.
Bob Becker’s article “Mostly About Dogs,” which appeared in the January 5, 1936 issue of the Chicago Daily Tribune, includes a photo of Warren William with one of his wire-haired terriers–William, an enthusiastic tinkerer and inventor, as will be covered here in the future, has outfitted the dog with a strange looking wide collar. It kind of looks like the dog is wearing a wire steering wheel around his neck. The caption on the photo remarks that the device is supposed to keep the dog from crawling through holes in fences.