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Richard, George (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 56, Number 10 (Feb. 15, 1955)

Alme, Char
Campus chronicle,   p. 19


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Six Candidates-Every One a Queen
  If record votes and the orchestra that ranks first in the nation
are any indication, the University was to have one of its most
successful Proms this year.
  The largest number of students ever to vote in a Prom
Queen election-4,902-elected six finalists (see cover) Jan.
12. Scheduled to provide music in the "Crystal Nocturne"
mood in Great Hall Feb. 18 is the band called by the country's
leading music publications number one in the nation-Ralph
Flanagan.
   From the time of its inauguration Jan. 5 'til the day of the
 election, the campaign for the emergence of six from a field of
 thirteen was an interesting one. Election day side-lights were
 the two write-in candidates and the comparison of prom queen
 votes with student senate votes last fall.
   The write-ins were Eleanor Roosevelt and "Frankie Pack-
 ard, the Babe "-_ - - strictly in the spirit of fun. Not so funny,
 thought many campus critics, was the fact that only 1,982
 students had voted last fall when student senators were chosen.
 A "sad commentary", said the Daily Cardinal. A Cardinal
 critic said "Prom queens present a combination of beauty and
 talented skits and have captured campus interest."
   The week-long campaign captured both campus interest and
   enthusiasm, the latter mostly on the part of the campaigners
   themselves, who at least in three instances allowed enthusiasm
   to overwhelm the better part of discretion.
   Successful candidate Sarah Miley was evicted from the court
   of Adams Hall dormitory Jan. 6 when her backers attempted to
   put on a dixie bash at the invitation of the Adams men. On
   Jan. 11 she was fined $10 for displaying her posters on the
   pillars and doors inside Bascom Hall and on the base of the
   statue of Abe Lincoln. On the same day, Jan Hoffman, also
   successful, was fined a similar amount for breaking prom com-
   mittee regulations which forbid radio publicity for candidates
   prior to the eliminating election. Miss Hoffman appeared on
   the dorm station, WMHA.
   When all the excitement was over-temporarily, anyway-
   at least one person indicated he didn't find it all enjoyable.
   Prof. Reid Bryson suggested to Student Senate that they outlaw
   the use of sound trucks in campaigning. Student Senate tabled
   the motion.
     Meanwhile the chosen six breathed a sigh and began making
   plans for reel two in the saga, "How to Win Friends and
   Influence Voters." Campus showing Feb. 9 to 17, Winter
   Week, and the last days before Prom itself, on Feb. 18.
   Students in the Spotlight
  Pat Gibson, Madison, for winning the National Ice Speed
Skating Championship at St. Paul Winter Carnival, Jan. 29
and 30. . . . Jerome Polisky, Appleton, for winning first
place in oratory at the Intercollegiate Conference on World
Problems at the University of Iowa. . . . Carol Dinkel,
Chippewa Falls, who tied for first place in discussion of the
year's national intercollegiate topic at the same event.
FEBRUARY, 1955
College of the Future, Air Force Style
  Twenty Air Force ROTC students went to class last month
in a C-47. The class was at the Graham Field Flying School,
Marianna, Fla.
  Leaving from Truax Field at 7 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, the
students attended Friday afternoon sessions at the flying
school and were guests at the Graham Field Cadet Club.
Saturday they participated in flight indoctrination classes and
were guests that evening at a Cadet Club dance. At 10 a.m.
Sunday they took off for home and arrived at 3 p.m., just
in time to get a little studying in before their Monday classes.
It Happens in the Best of Families
   "NEW hell!! !" The Alumnus was greeted by alumnus Roy
 L. French, Los Angeles, in a chatty note. He referred to the
 Chronicle's item on the Daily Cardinal's old column, "Sky-
 rockets." Says Roy, "It was originated by the late Arthur
 Holmes Brayton, '14, of Marshaltown and Des Moines, Ia.,
 and later conducted by Nick Grinde, '15, a Madison boy, now
 a distinguished Hollywood writer and producer."
"Once in a Blue Moon, There's a Girl Like Trudy" was the point
these gals were trying to get across as they skitted in the Rathskeller
prior to Prom Queen elections. They're Connie Oberling, Alice Kirby,
Teddy Luedicke and Nancy Papke. (Photo by Duane Hopp.)
BADLY WANTED
. . . bound volumes of Wis-
consin Octopus for 1922-23,
1923-24, and 1924-25. Will
pay good price. Write Box F,
Wisconsin Alumnus, Memorial
Union, Madison 6, Wisconsin.


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