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Crawford, Robert S. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 27, Number 4 (Feb. 1926)

Alumni news,   pp. 104-106


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104THE WISCONSIN ALUMNI MAGAZINE
his secretary, Wyman Smith, '2o, at
their home on Route Doumer on Novem-
ber 4.
  Among those present were John Gold
and Agnes Brewer Gold, Sidney Sheldon,
'94, and Mrs. James Noble, of Black
River Falls. A. R. Hager, '97, secretary
of the Shanghai U. W. Club was unable
to come.
  In the course of conversation Dean
Russell told of many interesting things
about the University,-its new president,
its. new buildings and its progress gen-
erally. He also told of his trip to New
Zealand a year ago.
  A few evenings later, Mr. and Mrs.
Gold entertained Dean Russell, Mr.
Smith and others at a Chinese dinner
which the Dean seemed to enjoy im-
mensely. Before the repast was over he
was very deft with the chopsticks, re-
fusing to use a fork. He took down the
names of many of the dishes. After-
wards they were taken to the Hotel
Majestic, one of the show places of
Shanghai--I.3-26.
        SPRINGFIELD, MO.
    ALICE BEms H'DOUBLER, '18
I ON   the evening of December 3oth
SAlice Bernis H'Doubler, '18, and
Francis Todd H'Doubler, '97, invited
into their home all the Wisconsin folks
they could'find in the vicinity of Spring-
field for a social evening and for the
purpose of forming- a local Wisconsin
Club.Those who responded to the invi-
tation were Raymond Thomas, '25,
Hattie B. Thomas, '25, Paul Sunder-
land, '26, Avis Peters Sunderland, '18,
Helen Wood, '23, J.'Newton Wakeman,
Orra Louise Anderson, '27, James Allen
Anderson, '28, Franz     Daniel, '27,
Warren Hedges, '26.
  Alice Bemis H'Doubler was elected
secretary.
  The Club will hold more gatherings in
the near future and any Wisconsin men
and women who are near Springfield
and who would like to join the group are
urged   to  communicate   with  Mrs.
H'Doubler.-IO-i-26.
               TULSA
       ALBERT LEHR, Jr. '21
\    HEN   the Tulsa chapter of the
     American Association of Univer-
sity Women announced plans for a Col-
lege Night gathering of alumni from uni-
versities all over the country at the
Akdar theater in Tulsa on November 17,
few people thought that Wisconsin, far
away to the north, would make much of
a showing. There are so many graduates
from Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and
Arkansas universities here, that they nat-
urally won the prestige of advance pub-
licity_ 'But when the beautiful new
theater was filled to capacity with a gala
crowd of collegiate alumni on College
Night, old Wisconsin turned out to be
one of the leaders. About 65 of the 75
U. W. alumni known to be residents of
Tulsa were in the Wisconsin section,
capped with cardinal skypieces and
brimming over with pep. They also had
mammoth red chrysanthemums to wave
and flaunt about ýto show their colors.
  Before the curtain arose for the first
act of "The Hottentot," presented by
the Irene Summerley Players, it was
evident that Wisconsin, Michigan, and
the University of Tulsa would be chief
contenders for the prize award of having
staged the best stunt and for having
displayed the most college spirit during
the evening. The local university was
represented by its entire undergraduate
body and by a pep squad of about 4o
boys and girls in bright costumes,
trained to a finish in their yells. Michi-
gan was represented by about 2oopeople,
alumni, members of their families, and
friends, all of whom had been present at
a Michigan banquet before the show.
They had a commanding position in the
house, but Wisconsin's 65 folks were
way down in front where they could be
seen as well as heard, and where Cheer-
leader Crawford Wheeler, 'I6, could
jump to the stage to snap the Wisconsin
crowd into yells and cheers and lead the
orchestra in accompaniment to good old
rousing Wisconsin songs.
  After all of the 30 or more colleges and
universities represented by alumni had
been given four minutes in which to
present their stunts, songs, and yells
between acts and at the end of the show,
the judges announced Wisconsin, Michi-
gan, and Oklahoma, tied for first place.
We were instructed to take three min-
utes more for a competitive pep contest,
and the throats of all three delegations
were strained to their limit. When the
whistle was sounded, the judges an-
nounced the tie as unbroken and gave us
two minutes more of frenzied competi-
tion.  Wisconsin's 65 held their own
against Michigan's 2oo and the crowd
was in a fever of anticipation as the
judges announced University of Tulsa
as the winner.
  Everyone had a big time at the affair
and College Night will be made an
annual feature of alumni activities in
Tulsa. The Wisconsin crowd had pre-
pared for their part in the show at two
meetings during the fall, both held in
the home of Dr. Harry Murdock, 'o2,
and Cathleen -Craigo Murdock, '03.
  Officers elected at the second meeting
were Jack sherwood, '18, president;
Amy    Comstock, 'o9, vice-president;
Edith Ewald, '22, treasurer; Albert
Lehr Jr., '21, secretary; and Art Black,
ex'I7, sergeant-at-arms.    Crawford
Wheeler, '16, was named cheerleader foi
the College Night stunt.
  The Badgers in Tulsa plan to have
further meetings this winter and spring,
one of them to be on the night of a con-
ference basketball game when the play
can be heard over the radio.-I-9-26.
      OTHER UNIVERSITIES
  Kentucky University has-established
a College of Commerce.
  New York University reports nearly
4,000 students registered.
  Louisiana University moved to a new
campus near Baton Rouge last fall.
   Yale accepted only 859 of the 1,359
qualified freshmen who sought entrance
this fall. Those admitted have a higher
scholastic average than any former
group of Yale freshmen.     Yale has
recently named its Department of Edu-
cation Building Barnard Hall in mem-
ory of Henry Barnard, B.A., Yale 1830,
founder of the American 7ournal of
Education and first United States Com-
missioner of Education. Barnard Hall
at Wisconsin is also named in memory
of the same man, who became Chancel-
lor of our University in 1858.
                                                ALUMNI NEWS
                       Alumni please keep in touch with the MAGAZINE and
with your class secretary.
    Notices of engagements, marriages, births, and deaths should be brief,
definite and accurate. Correct spelling of proper names should
receive careful attention. Requests to insert pictures should be accompanied
by 13 em half tone copper cut of 133 screen, or by photograph
and check for $5.oo.
          ENGAGEMENTS
1916 Dorothy LAING, Berlin, to Owen
1907 MIDDLTrON, Winnetka, Ill.
1921 Madeleine HANCOCK to Dean KiM-
1922  BALL, both of Chicago. Mr.Kimball
     finished at Harvard law school in
     1925 and is now associated with the
     law firm of Bagley, Merrick, Webster
     & Gregory, Chicago.
1921 Julia HANKS, Madison, to Dr. Andrew
      Mailer, De Pere.
1921 Lydia HUNT, Madison, to Charles
      Welby, Casper, Wyo.
1924  Lillian NETZOW, Milwaukee, to Wil-
THE WISCONSIN ALUMNI MAGAZINE'
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