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

Regents welcome gifts, grants,   p. 31

Page 31

Harvest Moon Affair
A Monroe Success
  Did you ever dance in the light of
the harvest moon?
  Well, at Monroe, Mrs. Frank C.
Stiles planned such a dance-Robert
H. Rieder publicized it-Forrest L.
Kubly issued invitations-Alvin H.
Babler provided  tickets-Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Rosa decorated it-Mrs.
Arthur C. Benkert fed the dancers at
midnight-and Ronald D. Johnson
furnished the dance band.
   Over a hundred Monroe alumni,
 adorned with red and white carna-
 tions, thus enjoyed a delightful eve-
 ning at the country club, October 1st,
 as recounted by Club Secretary, Mrs.
 John F. Caradine.
   President Leon J. Schroeder re-
 ported that twenty-five seniors, from
 the local high school, had gathered at
 the home of Dr. and Mrs. John A.
 Schindler on October 27 to meet and
 talk with one of Mrs. Chatterton's
 Pre-View teams.
 Milwaukee Scene
 Of Budget "Hearing"
   In the second of a series of meet-
 ings on the University Budget, Mil-
 waukee Alumni Club     President,
 Charles Orth, welcomed some fifty
 club directors, representing clubs in
 Milwaukee, Watertown, Ozaukee
 County, Burlington, Racine, and Ke-
    E. S. Waterbury of the local club
  had effected marvelous dinner and
  hospitality arrangements in the High
  Life Hospitality Center of Miller
  Brewing Co.
    Roy Luberg, from Dr. Fred's office,
  and Nell Cafferty, controller of the
  University, discussed the University
  budget and the reasons back of the
  Fowlkes on Oahu
    On one of the enchanted islands
  in mid-Pacific, Oahu by name, Dean
  John Guy Fowlkes, on November 14
  (enroute to India) told of how the
  University, as the assembled alumni
  remember it, was rapidly being
  changed with the erection of new
  buildings to meet the needs of a
  rapidly growing student body.
     The Honolulu alumni will gather
   together again, expecting to hear
   from  Dean Fayette Elwell of the
   Commerce School at Founders Day.
1899-1912 ........         .....      W
  On December 8 Mrs. Florence Mitchell
Taylor, '77, celebrated her 97th birthday at
Garden Hospital in San Francisco. According
to our information, Mrs. Taylor ranks as the
oldest living alumnus of Wisconsin.
  Gilson Glasier, '00, is now in his 50th
consecutive year in the office of state librarian
of Wisconsin . . . but he's thinking of retir-
ing. He'll be 82 on May 28. In a newspaper
interview he reflected on the current scene:
"We are reaching a high pressure age. People
are living much faster, especially in cities,
than they used to. Yet ironically, people are
living longer." He thinks people could use
their time more effectively than listening to
the radio or watching TV.
   Half-Century club members especially will
 be glad to read the following news story from
 the New York Times. It concerns one of
 their members, Bernard G. Heyn, '03, (who
talked to reunion classes in 1953 about art as
an avocation, by the way):
  PARIS-Bernard G. Heyn, a retired New
York lawyer who came to live on the French
Riviera some time ago and took to painting,
has been showing a number of his works this
month at the Raymond Duncan Gallery here.
  Mr. Heyn began painting at 70. He has
never had a lesson and he does not sell his
work, which has ├Żbeen produced according to
methods he has developed himself. Some of
the critics here have said that his paintings
were really naive in contrast with the work
of many modern artists who have sought to
copy primitive styles.
  Behind most of his work is the ambition
to promote world peace. . . . Mr. Heyn was
encouraged to take up painting as a pastime
by his friend, the late American sculptor,
Jeno Juszko. . . . Mr. Heyn has previously
exhibited at international exhibitions in
   Margaret H'Doubler CLAXTON, '10, has
 been given emeritus standing by the Univer-
 sity. She retired from her post as professor
 of physical education last year.
   Five retiring district engineers with the
 state highway commission, all of the class of
 '12, are Thomas W. REILLY, Thomas M.
Regents Welcome Gifts, Grants
  Gifts and  grants totaling $131,690.13
from individuals and organizations to sup-
port research, scholarships, and educational
activities at the University were accepted by
Regents in January. Gifts totaled $45,614
and grants came to 886,076. This brought
the total for the current fiscal year to
$1,518,783.65, slightly less than the $1,623,-
M89.84 accepted for the same period-July
through January-last year.
  Among the gifts was one by William J.
Hagenah of Chicago, which provided $1,600
to establish and support the William  J.
Hagenah Championship Debate in the de-
partment of speech "to encourage the high-
est quality of debating among the students
of the University of Wisconsin."
   Wisconsin  Student Association, $310;
 S. B. Penick and Co., New    York City,
 $1,250; University of Wisconsin Founda-
 tion, $125; Doering  Family Foundation,
 Chicago, $250; Dr. Stephen E. Gavin, Fond
 du Lac, $100; Anonymous, $100; Dr. Lester
 E. Frankenthal, Jr., Chicago, S500; Univer-
 sity of Wisconsin Foundation, $250; Stand-
 ard Oil Company of California, $2,250;
 Prof. Glen W. Vergeront, Madison, $1,000;
 Prof. A. W. Schorger, Madison, $400; James
 P. Keating, Neenah, $100; Mr. and Mrs.
 A. E. Rumsey, Waterloo, Iowa, 36 shares
 of Clark Equipment Co. common stock;
 N. J. Penning, Vita-Aire Proceess Co., Mil-
 waukee, a Vita-Aire Unit; The Special Com-
 mittee for the Disposition of the Gimbel
 Art Collections, Milwaukee, a collection of
 oil paintings; Anonymous, $100; Peter Ro-
 tier, Milwaukee, two of his paintings to the
 Milwaukee Extension Division; Miss Frieda
 Mueller and Miss Erna Mueller, Milwaukee,
 S25; Mrs. Mollie C. Reed, Hartland, Wis.,
$50; Chi Psi Fraternity, Central Office, Ann
Arbor, Mich., $200; Erwin A. Meyers, Chi-
cago, S1,000; Dr. George A. Fiedler, New
York City, $150; Students and friends of
the late Prof. A. G. Solalinde, $1,000; Mrs.
Walter Warren, Webster Groves, Mo., $15;
  William J. Hagenah, Glencoe, Ill., $1,600;
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Wilming-
ton, Del., S15,000; Lincoln-Mercury Division
of the Ford Motor Co., through W. E.
Schroeder, Chicago District Office, a Lincoln
cut-away chassis and engine, a Mercury cut-
away engine, and a ball joint suspension ap-
paratus; William  Pope, Kenilworth, Ill.,
$100; E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.,
Wilmington, Del., $10,000; Globe-Union
Foundation, Milwaukee, $200; Marshall &
Ilsley Bank, Milwaukee, $250; Merrill Lynch.
Pierce, Fenner and Beane Foundation, Inc.,
New York City, $500; Insect Control Indus-
tries, Madison, $544.13; Mrs. Lila Magistad,
Honolulu, Hawaii, $3,000; General Electric
Co., Schenectady, N. Y., $500; Anonymous,
$4,000; F. H. Peavey and Co., Minneapolis,
S300; Wisconsin Eastern Alumni Scholarship
Fund, $1,800; Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Yegen,
Teaneck, N. Y., $500; Friends of the late Ben-
jamin S. Reynolds, $145; Norman J. Wester-
hold, Jr., Chicago, bronze head of George I.
   National Science  Foundation, S21,100;
 Gelatin Research Society of America, Inc.,
 $7,500; American Dry Milk Institute, Inc.,
 $4,000; Upjohn Co., S1,500; Anonymous,
 $1,000; National Institutes of Health, $2,376;
 Shell Chemical Corp., Agricultural Chemicals
 Division, $7,000; United States Rubber Co.,
 S3,300; Elsa U. Pardee Foundation, Midland,
 Mich., $5,000; National Vitamin Foundation.
 Inc., S4,000; Continental Can Co., $30,000.

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