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Schoenfeld, Clay (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 49, Number 9 (June 1948)

Seven great teachers retire,   pp. 6-7


Page 6


COACH TOM JONES (right) looks on as three great Wisconsin inilers exchange
'tips. Left to right are
Wally Mehl, '40, who still holds the American record for the 1500-meter.
run; Don Gehrmann, Wisconsin's
current Mr. Mile, who recently won the Bankers Mile at the Chicago Relays
in 4:12; and Chuck Fenske, '38,
who retains the Big Nine indoor mile title. Coach Jones retires this month.
              Swe~ot Qld eacheUs I? ei se
   SEVEN FACULTY members of the University of Wisconsin have
reached the automatic retirement age of 70 during the current school
year and will discontinue teaching with the close of the Spring se-
mester this month. Under a new state statute, departure is manda-
tory at age 70.
  The retiring professors include three renowned engineers, a
pioneer in educational guidance, a beloved track coach, a nationally
know political scientist, and a distinguished astronomer.
   They are:
  CHARLES L. DEAN, '01, associate
professor of engineering in the Exten-
sion Division. He is a native of Wis-
consin' He   secured  his bachelor's
degree from the University and con-
tinued with graduate work until he
was offered the post of associate pro-
fessor at Nebraska, a post he held until
1917. He returned to Wisconsin again
in 1926 as an instructor in mechanical
engineering. He has been associate
professor since 1942.
  V. A. C. HENMON, professor of
psychology. He began teaching at the
University of Wisconsin in 1910 as
associate professor after securing his
doctorate in psychology from Columbia
in 1905 and his previous degrees at
Bethany College, Kansas. He is a native
of Centralia, Wis. He was director of
the School of Education from 1916 to
1926, and in 1927 became director of
educational guidance. He is well known
in the field of education for his studies
in the psychology of learning.
  The Holt-Henmon Test, named after
Professor Henmon and the late Frank
0. Holt, '07,. is now used by 98 per
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   * Professors Dean, Hen-
   mon, Jones, Kinne,
   Kowalke, Ogg, and Steb-
   bins reach the age of -70
   and leave the campus.
cent of the high schools in the state
for testing the college aptitudes of stu-
dents.
  THOMAS E. JONES, track coach. He
has been turning out winninT Badgers
teams since 1912.
  While attending Cresco (Iowa) High
School, Coach Jones was close to being
an entire track team by himself. He
ran the sprints, the hurdles, and com-
peted in the weight events. In the light
of the present records he turned in his
best performance in the low hurdles
and the hammer throw. In the old days
of the "firemen's day" meets he picked
up enough blue ribbons to fill a suit-
case.
  Upon his graduation from hi g h
school Jones began his first association
with the educational world when he
taught rural school for three years. In
1900 he started at Iowa State Teacher's
College. As the institution operated on
a quarter basis, he continued to take
out the winter quarter to teach. Despite
all this work he won four letters in
football and track and three in basket-
ball.
  The fail of 1904 saw him as the prin-
cipal of Algona (Iowa) High School
where he was also coach of football,
basketball, and track. He retained this
position for two years and then went
to Springfield (Massachusetts) YMCA
College.
  In the summer of 1908 he began his
first association with the state of Wis-
consin when he came to Madison as the
head of the city's playground system
and coach of the High School. While
in Madison for two years, he served as
head mentor in football, basketball and
track; and introduced ice hockey to the
capital city lads.
  In 1910 he transferred his allegiance
to the University of Missouri, where he
was acting director of athletics, head
coach in track, and assistant in football.
  In December, 1912, he came back to
Wisconsin to start his 28 years of con-
tinuous association with the Badgers.
During this time he has held a position
in practically every sport in the Badger
curriculum. Originally he was hired as
head track and cross country coach,
freshman basketball mentor, and fresh-
man football coach. He has held the
title of track coach ever since. His as-
sociation with basketball ceased in 1916


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