Crawford, Robert S. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 25, Number 4 (Feb. 1924)
Class news, pp. 144-156
144 THE WISCONSIN A :DAVID WEISS, '19, an energetic member of the General Alumni Association, died on November 19, after an illness of nearly a week of black smallpox. Mr. Weiss was about thirty years of age. As a boy he immigrated to New York, learned the printing trade, later joining the staff of the New York Call, the official organ of the Socialist party,' to which group he ardently adhered. In 1915 he entered the Course in Journalism at Wiscon- sin and followed his degree with work towards his master's degree, both here and at the Univer-' sity of California. Bent on a trip around the world he accepted a position at McKinley High School, Honolulu. He arrived in Tokyo, Japan, shortly before the earthquake, where his ability as 'newspaperman was put to the test in the publication of the "Earthquake Extras" under the greatest difficulties. From Japan he sailed for Shanghai, China, and had just organized a School of printing for the Commercial Press, when he. was taken ill., Mr. Weiss leaves one brother, who resides in New York City. Several Wisconsin friends attended his burial at Bubbling Well cemetery, Shanghai. CLARENCE P. PETERSON, '23, died on Decem- ber 18 from injuries received in an auto accident the eyening before. WI111 "LWO) frielln s1 .had motored to Eau Claire, when on their return the car skidded on loose gravel and turned over, fatally injuring Mr. Peterson. Clarence Peterson was- born at Mont- fort, August 14, 1,897. He received his early education there and at River Falls, leaving normal school there to' enter the army. On his return from Service he continued his nor- mal school studies, graduatipg in 1919. " ,for two years at Dur- and before coling to .he University and re- turned upon graduation to his work there. This young member of our organization leaves to mourn his loss two sisters and three brothers, one of them being Alvin, '11, of Montfort. Burial was at Blue IRiver. THEA LARSEN, ex'27, passed away at the Uni- versity Infirmary on January 2, following an illness of only a week. Miss Larsen was a fresh- man in the course in Applied Arts, having en- tered the University from the Madison Central High School. LUMNI MAGAZINE She leaves her parents to mourn her loss, dhd her many friends-in the city of Madison will long cherish the memory of her friendly and sincere nature. Burial was on January 5 at Forest Hill, Madi- son.-R. N. '24. Faculty: MOSES STEPHEN SLAUGHTER, chair- man of the department of Classics, died in Rome where he was on leave of absence from the Uni- versity. The appreciation of Professor Slaugh- ter which appears on the first page of this issue may be supplemented with the following facts of his life as they appeared in the resolution prepared by his associate, Prof. Grant Shower- man, '96, and adopted by the faculty with a rising vote: * "Moses Stephen Slaughter, born at Brooklyn, Ind, October 3, 1860, graduate of De Pauw' university, 1883, doctor of philosophy of Johns Hopkins university, 1891, student at Berlin and Mulaich, 1893-4, professor at Bryn Mawr college, 1887-8, Collegiate institute, Hackettstown, N J., 1888-9, and Iowa College, 1889-96, ranking professor of Latin in the University of Wisconsin since 1896, annual professor in the Amercan School of Classical Studies in Rome, 1909-10, major in-the Italian Commission of the American Red Cross Service in the district of Venice, 1918- 19, died in Rome, where he was on leave of ab- sence accompanied by Mrs., Slaughter, at mid- night on December 29; 1923. "The death of Professor Slaughter removes from the department of classics a conscientious and able leader, from classical studies and letters at large a teacher'in whomn scholarship and hu- manity met with rare effect, from the faculty one of its oldest and wisest counsellors, from the church a faithful member, from the community an esteemed citizen and beloved neighbor. "The faculty of the University of Wisconsin, in regular meeting assembled on January 7, 1924, expresses hereby the Sense of its collective and personal loss, and orders the 'record of its regret placed in the minutes," The following tribute was contributed by President Birge- "The sudden and unexpected death of Pro- fessor Slaughter brings with it a great loss to the university. He was a humanist in the fullest and best sense of the word. His character and temjperament as a teacher found their basis in the human and humane qualities of the class- ics, and he had a rare ability of making these qualities live in the hearts of his students. "Horace and Lucretius were the authors whom he taught with most pleasure-the poet who has been the companion of men of culture in all times and countries, and the poet whose science and philosophy have the closest appeal to the thought of the present. No wonder that students found him an inspiring guide into Latin letters as a source of illumination for their own problems of thought and life." CLAgSLS NEWS 1860 Secy'y-J. B. PARKINSON, Madison 516 Wisconsin Ave. 1861 Sec'y-W. W. CHURCH, California Soldier's Home, Los Angeles Co. 1863 Sec'y-FRANK WATERMAN, Omaha, Nebr. 1726 S. 28th St. 1865 Sec'y-ANNIE CHAMBERLAIN Lake Geneva, 832 Geneva St. 1866 Sec'y-MARGARET SPEARS GILL La Grange, Ill., 37 N. 5th Ave. 1867 Sec'y-EMMA PHILLIPS VROMAN, Madison 443 W. Gilman 1868 Sec'y-J. G. TAYLOR Arlington, Mass. 1869 Sec'y-JANE NAGEL HENDERSON R. F. D. 2, N. Yakima, Wash. Reune in June! 1870 Sec'y-B. W. JONES, Madison 17 Langdon St. 1872 Sec'y-H. W. HOYT, Pasadena. Cal. 965 New York Ave. 1873 Sec'y-M. S. FRAWLEY, Eau Claire 326 4th St.
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