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

UW clubs,   pp. 108-109


Page 108


                                U. W. Clubs
"Sit together, listen together, sing together, eat 'together, and you'll
work together."
       CHICAGO ALUMNAE
T  HE FIRST meeting of the year was
    held on the second Saturday of Oc-
tober in Mandel's Tea Room. The at-
tendance was unusually large. Plans
for the January luncheon, which is to
be held in the Food Craft Shop, were
given to the club. The Food Craft Shop
is a unique advertising organization
which serves luncheons of nationally
advertised food in the original contain-
ers. Only a small charge is made to the
group giving the luncheon, the re-
mainder of the money collected going to
the group.
  After the luncheon, Mr. Weber, one of
the conductors of the Chicago Civic
Opera, discussed the problems and pur-
pose of an operatic conductor. His talk
touched ontrade unions, artistic temper--
ament, musical ability, types of training,
and final results.
. The November meeting was held the
second  Saturday  of the month in
Mandel's Tea Room. Undoubtedly the
'fact that this was Homecoming week--
end a~ccounted for -the small attendance.
Under the leadership of Dr. Blunt,
head of the Department of Home Eco-
nomics at the University of Chicago,
the group present resolved itself into a
round table. Dr. Blunt described the
development of Home Economics from
the time when the first professor of sew-
ing was appointed at Kansas State Col-
lege to the present time, -when the trend
seems to be away from the practical
or technical toward the theoretical.
Briefly she touched on the institutes for
Child Research- and on the Vassar work
in euthenics.
     Miss Grace Hathaway was elected
 secretary to complete the unexpired
 term of the present secretary.-MARY
 JOHNSTONE, Secy.
 THE REGULAR monthly meeting
    of the Wisconsin Alumnae Club of
 Chicago was held December 4, at the
 Chicago Women's Club. Prof. Stephen
 W. Gilman was the speaker, and he re-
 called many pleasant memories of the
 University for those who were present.
   The next meeting is to be a luncheon
 on January I5, at the Food Craft Shop,
 616 So. Michigan Ave. Bridge will be
 played in the afternoon. Any Wisconsin
 alumnae in Chicago are always welcome
 at, our meetings.-GRACE HATHAWAY,
 '20, Secy.
         CHICAGO ALUMNI
 SINCE our last letter we have con-
    tinued the high tide of interest in our
 luncheons, which is shown    by the
large attendance at our Friday noon
meetings, and particularly by the very
large attendance at our Annual Football
Dinner on the evening before the Wis-
consin-Chicago game. President Frank,
George Little, "Sunny" Pyre and the
U. W. Band were ittradtions enough to
bring out a record of about 6oo. These
annual dinners certainly promote the
alumni spirit and keep us-all in close
touch  with  University  affairs and
dreams for the future.
  Col. Horatio B. Hackett, one of the
Big Ten football officials, gave us a
very interesting talk on football rules
and the season's games on December 3.
  Our own Max Mason met us and the
Chicago Alumni on December IO and
gave us an insight into the workings of
an endowed university in the line of
development of real scholarship in rela-
tion to the improvement of human con-
ditions and civilizýtion. He is certainly
interested in his work as President of
Chicago Uni ersity, although our own.
beloved University still holds its own
place in his affection, and thoughts
which his: adopted home can. never
usurp.
  Mr. Howard P. Savage, ex'o4, Na-
tional Commander of the American
Legion, will address the club on Friday,
January 7.-EDWARD FAY WILSON, '84.
H   EREWITH we present the likeness
H of "the boy who put over" the big
Alumni Banquet of the Chicago Club on
                        i-hp e've~nino
preceding the
Wisconsin-
Chicago game
And   it was
put over
right, - some
six or seven
hundred
guests,   the
University
Band, four
o rfi v e
speeches,
table  places
for every one,
                        no confiusion
-and it went off on time exactly acc-rd-
ing to schedule. (Isn't it refreshing to
attend a banquet that goes off on time?)
The speakers, every one of them, "Hi"
Marks, President Glenn Frank,"Sunny"
Pyre, Ray Schalk, Charley Byron and
George Little "rang the bell," the U. W.
Band never did better, and the whole
affair was "delightful." Thousands of
alumni not able to attend in person
participated through Station WMAQ,
which broadcast the program.
  No wonder that, the Stock Yards Na-
tional Bank "picked up" Basil I. Peter-
son to serve as its vice president, for
while his broad experience as cashier of
The First National Bank, Blair,Wiscon-
sin, his association for three and one-
half years with the National City Bank.
of New York as their foreign repre-
sentative in Belgium and his service with
the Chemical National Bank of New
York eminently qualified him for the
work, his ability as an organizer has been
no mean factor in his rapid strides to
success. Mr. Peterson is chairman of the
luncheon committee of the Chicago-
Club.
  To Harry C. Marksi, president of the
Chicago Club and toastmaster at the
big banquet, to Basil I. Peterson, chair-
man of the banquet committee, to Louis
C. Harmon    and Wmi. H. Craig, to
whom was delegated responsibility for,
arranging for-the Band and broadcasting
respectively, and to the whole Chicago
ClubĂ˝-congratulations!
            CLEVELAND
THE BIG TEN University Club of
1 Cleveland' formally   opened   new
quarters in the Allerton Club Residence
on   Friday  evening, December    17.
Visiting alumni of the Big Ten Uni-
versities are invited to visit the head-
quarters when in Cleveland.
              DENVER
 H   OMECOMING re-echoed in Den-
      ver on November 15 and the echo
 lost nothing in the two-day, thousand-
 mile jump; in fact, it probably gained in
 spirit as the square of the distance
 thanks to the loyal leadership of "Uncle
 John" Gabriel and the timely arrival of
 our friend, Ray Palmer, who stopped
 over at the victorious Homecoming on
 his way from New York to Denver,
 where he is retained on important Public
 Utilities Valuation.
   After such a game as that it is a plea-
 sure to talk football; so sensing the
 propitious occasion, "Sam" Neprud and
 "Dick" Branstad of the famous Ger-
 many Schultz line of '12 surprised every-
 body by joining the circle of thirty-five
 that gathered at the University Club to
 discuss how Wisconsin maintains the
 lead in all departments in spite of the
 riots, lake parties, and escapades thit
 never fail to creep out during these
 confidential get-togethers of ours. Even
 Ed Hulse, '73, oldest "W" man, re-
 members chapel pews floating in the
 lake.
   Inasmuch as this particular dinner
 party was primarily designed for better
-7anuary, 1927
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