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

Clubs,   pp. 30-31

Page 30

T AKING AS HIS theme the team-
    work and cooperation among the
    various departments of the Univer-
sity, Commerce Dean Fayette Elwell de-
livered a Founders Day speech to San
Francisco area alumni that brought them
to their feet in a standing ovation at its
  "Dean Elwell drew a picture of the
University . . . that one and all can be
proud of," reports Pat O'dea. "He urged
us all to keep in closer touch with the
campus through the pages of the Wis-
consin Alumnus and the Alumni Asso-
  For Dean Elwell and his wife, their
San Francisco experience began with an
Founders Day
Meetings Set
  Beating the actual Founders' Day
date (February 5) Marinette alumni
broke bread January 30 with Ray
Dvorak and his band members on one
of his concerts during the spring band
tour. The Saginaw Valley Alumni
Club in Michigan met on the same
day to hear L. F. Graeber.
  Five other clubs beat the actual
Founders' Day date when Berlin met
February 3 with William Stokes, Mil-
waukee met with John Slezak, recently
resigned from his post of Under-
secretary of War, and the Waukegan
Alumni Club gathered to hear Wil-
liam B. Sarles.
  February 4, the Chicago alumni
gathered to hear Wisconsin's Lt. Gov-
ernor Warren    P. Knowles. Terre
Haute, Indiana, met on the same
  February 5, Buffalo, New York,
alumni meet with our Engineering
School's associate dean, W. R. Mar-
shall. Dr. Marshall is also head of our
Engineering  Experimental   Labora-
tory. The Walworth County Alumni
Club met on this same day. Prof.
Frank Graner is speaker.
  On Feb. 7 Commerce Prof. Erwin
A. Gaumnitz greeted the alumni in
Cleveland, Ohio.
  Sheboygan   alumni heard  C. A.
Elvehjem February 8, the same eve-
ning that New York alumni heard
Dr. Grayson    Kirk, president  of
Columbia University, and John Scott,
a lecturer for Time magazine.
escorted tour (Pat and Club President
Wynona Murray did the honors) of the
city. The meeting itself was held in one
of the most beautiful settings in San
Francisco-the Bar Association suite in
the Mills Tower. The rooms were beau-
tifully decorated by Pres. Murray and
co-workers June Gray and Marjori Eisele.
  Master of ceremonies at the affair was
Dr. Ira B. Cross.
  Given special recognition at the meet-
ing were Mrs. Grace Putnam Ellis, who
handled arrangements, and Del Schmidt,
who had temporarily assumed the duties
of the club presidency while there was
illness in Mrs. Murray's family.
  February 9 saw three alumni clubs
gathering. Monroe was to hear Prof.
Xenia Gasiorowski, Door County met
with Lieut.-Governor Warren P.
Knowles and the Kenosha speaker
was Leroy Luberg.
  Roy Luberg went to Watertown on
February 10 for his second trip be-
fore this alumni club. Walter A. Wit-
tich, of the Extension Division Visual
Aids Department, spoke     at Fort
Wayne, Indiana.
  The Madison Founders' Day meet-
ing was held February 15 with Daniel
"Red" Mich as the speaker. He was
introduced by Don Anderson, Editor of
the Wisconsin State Journal, where Red
used to be a reporter. Racine gathered
to hear Roy Luberg and La Crosse
met the same night to hear Gordon
Fox, WAA president.
  Prof. William S. Stokes, political
science, made his second appearance
before the Fox River Valley Alumni
Club on February 16.
  Dean Elwell will be returning to
Los Angeles and will talk to alumni
there February 24. That same evening
Prof. F. W. Haberman of speech
will greet alumni at Stevens Point in
another Founders Day affair.
  On February 28, the Marshfield
alumni will hear Prof. Glen G. Eye.
  The Tomah alumni have selected
March 1 as their Founders' Day date
with the speaker still to be selected.
That same applies to Platteville where
Elwell on Pacific Coast
they have established March 10 as the
date for their meeting.
  On April 14, Roy Luberg makes his
second appearance before the Jeffer.
son alumni.
Chicago Alumnae Hear
Dr. Katherine Wright
  The night of January 17 was the
date. The place was the Chicago Col-
lege Club. The speaker was Dr. Kath-
erine Wright, psychiatric director of
the Mental Hygiene Clinic at Women
and Children's Hospital.
  Her topic was "Personality, Growth
and Development." Her audience was
the University of Wisconsin Alumnae
Club of Chicago and it was delighted
with her talk.
Valley Club Gets
UW-Tape Recorded!
  Talk about surprised alumni! close
to one-hundred Badgers of the Valley
Alumni Club (San Fernando Valley,
California) couldn't believe their ears
October 5. They were hearing Pres-
ident Fred describe to them the view
from his office window of the stu-
dents hurrying up, down, and across
the campus to classes. They heard
Coach Williamson tell them of the
football team's plans for the Mar-
quette game, the following Saturday.
And the alumni ears had heard cor-
  Club Secretary Chauncey Pellow
had asked Ed Gibson to secure mes-
sages from the two men. He in turn
had easily secured their willingness to
co-operate and then called on Radio
Station WHA     and presto-a tape
recorded message added up to a very
successful meeting. So successful in
fact, that the Club established a
Scholarship Fund, according to Pres-
ident, Nate Volk.
     Good Question
  Eugene Leonardson, president of
the South California Alumni Club
propounded a question in his an-
nouncement-invitation  before loyal
Badgers gathered in Van Nuys, on
November 2.
  "Wisconsin has won four games,
(Marquette, Michigan State, Rice and
Purdue). Are the Badgers coming to
the Rose Bowl?" was his query.
  Unfortunately, Ohio State had ideas
to the contrary. Therefore, Badgers
joined hands with the Buckeyes.

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