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Johnson, Dwight A. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 51, Number 1 (Oct. 1949)

Badger bookshelf,   pp. 18-19


Page 18


                                             -Milwaukee Sentinel photo.
"PLAY THINGS IN SHOW 'WINDOW," by University art instructor Santos
Zingale. won the top $600 prize in Gimbels "Wisconsin the Playground"
collec-
tion of 1949. The painting also received a $300 purchase award.
message of Wisconsin's beauty and
abundant recreational facilities to
the rest of the nation and the world.
  FIVE OF SEVEN entered paint-
ings by Badger students were sel-
ected for the national "Art Schools"
exhibition-an honor in itself since
the sponsoring   gallery h a d an-
nounced it would hang only three
of the works submitted by each of
25 schools unless the quality of
work was "exceptional."
  Illinois' state fair exhibition of art
from   Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan,
Indiana, and Illinois-the old North-
w e s t e r n territory-displayed the
paintings of four University artists
and the Denver show      hung  six
works. The official Wisconsin State
Fair exhibition hung eight.
  Art Instructor Donald Anderson,
besides exhibiting in the Gimbel
show, successfully entered the Illi-
nois, Wisconsin, and Denver dis-
plays. Bohrod and Meeker, two other
Gimbel artists, also entered the Ill-
inois contest; Bohrod was a one-man
jury of paintings entered in both
the Indian and Wisconsin state fairs
and he had a one-man show of 24
recent paintings at the latter.
  Exhibitors not previously men-
tioned are students Fred Berman,
Gene and Laura Pizzuto, Robert
Knipschild, Raymond Obermayr,
Sheila Huskins, and Wallace Green;
Clayton Charles, '38, Beloit college
instructor; Thomas Dietrich, '33,
Lawrence college artist-in-residence;
Wilfred Veenendaal, '47, Sheboygan;
Robert 0. Hodgell, '48, Madison;
Robert Grilley, University art edu-
cation instructor; and James Wa-
trous, the art professor who painted
the murals in the Memorial Union's
Paul Bunyan room.
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Badger Bookshelf
  SEASONING SECRETS. By Car-
son Gulley, 20 years chef in UW
residence halls. Strauss Printing Co.,
Madison. $1.
  Unique value is given this book
by G u ll e y' s recommendations of-
commercial products he has tested
over many years and found superior.
Written bj a man who has made a
life work of food, it contains chap-
ters on herbs and spices, meat, fish,
and poultry cookery, vegetables,
sauces, soups, and deserts-every-
thing from creamed tenderloin tips
to ginberbread.
  VITALIZING THE FOREMAN'S
ROLE in Management. By Glenn
Gardiner, '18, in collaboration with
R. L. Gardiner. McGraw Hill Co.,
New York. $3.50.
  The author of the Wisconsin
Alumni Association's popular pam-
phlet, "The College Senior Seeks a
Job," writes here for executives who
want to know what progressive com-
panies are doing to get maximum
value from their foreman by vital-
izing their roles in management.
  TALKS TO YOUTH. Contributing
author, Dr. Edward W. Blakeman,
MA'11. Abingdon-Cokesbury Press,
Nashville & New York.
  "Choose n o w ; select carefully
your direction; throw energy into
each adventure; contend for each
ideal . . ." is some of the advice
given to youth by the former direc-
tor of Wesley foundation on the
Badger campus. The book's 18 con-
tributors, including the late Father
Flanagan of Boys Town, discuss
goals of life, attitudes, choices, voca-
tional opportunities.
Summer and Fall Presents
  ALMOST $323,700 in gifts and
grants were accepted by-the Univer-
sity Board of Regents at their regu-
lar meetings in July and September.
  Heading the list of grants was
$89,000 for heart research work.
The major share, $69,00b came from
the federal government through the
National Heart insltitute for a grad-
uate training program in enzyme
chemistry with reference to the heart
muscle; $20,000 of the grant was re-
ceived from  the US public health
service for research on the heart
muscle.
  Grants for cancer research were
made by the Damon Runyon fund
($4,500), the American Cancer so-
ciety ($2,000), and the Hearst
Foundation, Inc. ($2,500).
  Also made was a bequest of art
works and equipment; of the late
John Steuart Curry, former artist-
in-residence, by Mrs. Curry.
  Meanwhile, the University of Wis-
consin Foundation was the recipient
of a second outright gift of Union
Pacific common stock by Dr. H. L.
Russell, widely known as former
College of Agriculture dean and a
director of the Wisconsin Alumni
Research Foundation.
  Dean Russell, frequently express-
ing his warm approval of the Foun-
dation's program, has said it is
using "excellent judgment in estab-
lishing much needed scholarships,
fellowships and special professor-
ships . .
$14,000,000 WARF
  WHEN HARRY STEENBOCK, a
young University biochemist, dis-
covered the process of creating vit-
amin D in foods by irradiation with
ultraviolet light, he intended to let
the University patent the method.
But the regents hesitated    until
Professor Steenbock proposed that a
special trust be established to take
over the patent. This was back in
1925.
  The private, non-profit trust ulti-
mately formed by a few faculty
members and alumni is the Wiscon-
sin  Alumni Research    Foundation
(WARF) which recently publicized
assets of $13,908,906.61.
  Today, WARF still administers
patents on discoveries of scientists
and uses the royalties to endow fur-
ther research at the University.
During the 1948-49 biennium, the
foundation contributed half a mil-
lion dollars to the University's nat-
ural science research fund.
  About 13 of the 14 million dollars
is invested in mortgages, real estate,
bonds, common stocks, and preferred
stocks. This permanent fund con-
stitutes an endowment, the income of
which assures the University of
substantial grants for research.
         WISCONSIN ALUMNUS


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