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McCormick, Bart E. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 28, Number 3 (Jan. 1927)

Things in general,   pp. 94-95

Page 94

Things In General
JEFFERSON D. Burrus, '27,is the winner of the '27
  University, in complete confidence that they will be
  considered in exactlly the spirit in which they were
  THE ANNUAL Football Banquet on December 16th
     given for George Little, his coaching staff, and the
  members of the team by business and professional men
  of Madison under the leadership of the Association of
  Commerce was a huge success. More than 45o guests
  sat down to the, table at 6:30 in the banquet room of the
  Park Hotel, which was beautifully -decorated for the
  occasion.  The Christmas spirit predominated, al-
  though entrance to the banquet hall with its foot-
  ball and -football goals reminded one that it was a
  football affair. 'To complete the picture a squad
  of husky young    University, athletes, attired in
  football regalia, did the serving. Through the courtesy
  of KYW, ,the University Station WHA broadcast the
  'program to thousands of alumni who could not be
  present but whohad been ntifiedhinadanceofte big
    Senator Harry Sauthoff, 'o!, acted. as toastmaster.
  Governor-Elect Fred Zimmerman, City Attorney Frank
  Jenks, representing, Mayor -A. G. Schmedeman, Dr.
  "Hal" Bradley of the University, representing President
  Glenn Frank, Judge Andrew A. Bruce, "father of foot-.
  ball at Wisconsin, of Evanston, Dr. Arthur H. Curtis,
  captainii90oi, coach of the University 19o3-4, of Chi-
  cago, Charles L. Byron, presidentof the General Alumni
  Association of the University of Wisconsin, Captain
- Doyle Harmon of the 1926 team). and Coach George
  Little responded to the invitation of the Chairman to
  address the audience. "Jerry" Riordan, Judge "Ikey"
  Karel, and "Bill" Juneau, were also on the program, but
  were unable to be present. Judge Karel had come to
  Madison for the occasion but was called home during
  the afternoon. At the close of the program Will H.
  Hommel, chairman of the Banquet Committee, pre-
  sented a kodak to George Little, at the same time ex-
  pressing the hope that George might in the near future
  catch his friend "Hurry Up" Yost in a pose of disap-
  pointment. He also presented Doyle Harmon, captain
  of the team, with a fountain pen. "On Wisconsin,"
  "If you Want to be a Badger," "Hot Time," and the
  "locomotive" provided opportunity for the great as-
  semblage to release-pent-up enthusiasm.
    Guests in addition to George Little and his staff were
  the Athletic Council, the Varsity football squad, the
  All-Americans, the Freshman squad, the cross-country
  team, and the captains and coaches of Central, East,
  and the University high schools.
    The movement for a new field house took definite
  form when Chairman Harry Sauthoff made an appeal
  for support which was followed by formal action
  authorizing the chairman to appoint a committee whose
  business it shall be to "consider the field house, and to
  keep at it until a satisfactory and suitable One is built at
  Wisconsin." The Chair appointed L. M. Hanks,
  president of the First National Bank, Madison;
  Theodore Kronshage, president of the Board of Regents,
  Milwaukee; Carl Johnson, president of the Wisconsin
  Manufacturers' Association, Madison; Herman Ekern,
  ex-attorney general, Madison, and Charles L. Byron,
  president of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, to the
Was Chairman of the 1927 Prom and is a member of
the Sigma Chi. fraternity.
   The appointment carries 'with it a stipend of about
$,2,ooo a year for three years in 'the University of Oxford.
Heý will enter the university in October, 1927.
  S. H. Sabin,'B. S. A. '24, now enrolled in the second
year of the Law School, won 'the scholarship from his
state, North Dakota.
A-NEW     biennial budget for, the -years 1927 tto 1929,
     prepared by the Regents was presented during the
 month to the State Board of-Public Affairs by Presidehit
 Glenn Frank and Business Manager J. D. Phillips. The
 budget totals $IO,846,o26, $8,696,o26 for general uni-
 versity and operating purposes and $2,I50,000 for
 "long delayed construction needs of the University."
   In presenting the budget President Frank said:
   "The requests are--and in the nature of the case
 must be-big enough-at best. And the reason for this is,
 I think,, clear to every citizen of Wisconsin. The Uni-
 versity of Wisconsin, in common with many although
 not all similar institutions, had to suffer serious slowing
 down during the difficult years of war and immediate
 post-war readjustment. This means that we are now
 faced with the necessity of catching up and going
 forward at the same time. This doubling up of our
 obligations necessarily adds to the cost and complexity
 of the program upon which the people of Wisconsin
 must now enter with respect to their university if they
 are not to throw away the heritage that, as I said before,
 made Wisconsin a name to conjure with the world
 ý "I am willing to make a sporting proposition to the]
 people of Wisconsin.  I think it is possible, over a
 period of a' relatively few years, to raise the effectiveness
 and reduce the relative cost of higher education in the
 average state university. But in those years when this
 problem is being attacked, there must be a certain
 amount of financial elbow room. It is the provision for
 that elbow room that accounts for the increases asked
 in this budget. I present these requests, in behalf of the
9January, 1927

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