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Richard, George (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 59, Number 11 (March 1958)

Alumni,   pp. 24-25

Page 24

Then a sudden gust of wind will just.
about blow away the track. So, some
sort of wind-breaker will have to be
used-maybe trees, or a canvas-covered
   The new track will have facilities
 available for all track and field events.
   The broad jump and pole vault run-
ways will be black-top, like those at
Purdue, Ohio State, and Northwestern,
according to the coach. A black-top
surface is good in that it is an 'all-
weather' surface. Rubber soled shoes or
board spikes (one-eighth inch long)
will be used on the black-tops.
   "The shot putting area will be con-
 crete. The participants will wear rubber-
 soled shoes; they will put the shot from
 an area marked off with paint on the
   "The new track will make practice
 easier, although the location may be
 somewhat bad. The track is nearly a
 mile from the stadium where the boys
 will have to dress-at least until new
 facilities are built. We may decide to
 use a truck to transport the boys." ,
   Eventually, some permanent spectator
 stands will be erected on the west side
 of the track, as well as along the first
 base line of the baseball field. Dressing
 facilities for the baseball and track
 teams will be located beneath these
   As of this writing, the track is graded
   A. M. TEN EYCK '92, a member of the
 first UW class in agriculture and former
 county agent and professor of agriculture in
 North Dakota, Kansas, and Iowa, celebrated
 his 88th birthday in Brodhead in December.
   J. A. BUCKMASTER '97, a member of
 the UW football team in 1893 and retired'
 Madison jeweler, observed with his wife,
 the former Dorra Strawhn, their 60th wed-
 ding anniversary Jan. 2 in Madison.
   The champion of the Kensington Rune-
 stone, Hjalmar R. HOLAND '98, Ephraim,
 has been awarded the St. Olav's medal,
 Norway's highest honor, by King Olav.
   Hugo W. ROHDE '01, Oconomowoc, has
 been named honorary chairman for 1958,
 the 50th anniversary of the Milwaukee sec-
 tion of the American Chemical Society, in
 appreciation of his activity in "promoting
 chemistry, the interest of chemists and of
Spring Grid Game
In Milwaukee
   Milwaukee's County     Stadium
will be site on May 17 of the
second alumni-varsity football
game. The contest, which last
spring drew 15,000 spectators to
Camp Randall Stadium to see a
select group of Badger alumni do
spectacular battle with the 1957
varsity, will move over into Uni-
versity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
territory because the home grounds
are being remodeled to provide
10,000 additional seats.
   The Milwaukee Braves' absence
on the May 17 date makes possi-
ble County Stadium's temporary
conversion to football arena. The
UW Regents directed that the
game be played in Milwaukee,
partly because of the psychological
effect on UW-M students.
down to its final level. The contractors
for the surfacing job are unknown, and
the final cost of the finished product is
not definite.
   No outdoor track meets will be held
at Madison this season. Camp Randall
stadium is being 'remodeled,' and the
science in general and for his personal quali-
ties which have been a source of inspiration
to others for his entire professional life."
His picture appears on the cover of the
January  issue of the Amalgamator, the
monthly publication of the Society.
   Charles M. WHITE '02 is retired and
living at the Dewey Hotel in Stevens Point.
   Atty. William E. WAGENER '06 has
been named a director of the Door County
Alumni Club, Sturgeon Bay.
  Thomas R. HEFTY '08 is chairman of
the board of the Madison First National
Bank. H. C. JAMIESON '10, former vice
president and director who had been asso-
ciated with First National since 1932, has
retired after 45 years in Madison banking.
  Martin J. HOPPERT '12, Sheboygan, has
completed 18 years as trustee of the She-
boygan County Hospital for Mentally Ill,
one of the leading institutions of its kind
in the country.
   Dr. Merrill C. SOSMAN '13, emeritus
professor of radiology at Harvard Medical
School and Radiologist-in-Chief Emeritus at
new track will not be ready. The foot-
ball field in the stadium is being lowered
in order to add more seats.
  Wisconsin athletes continued their win-
ning ways with the coming of a new year,
thus bringing good cheer to the hearts of
Badgers everywhere.
  The up and dawn and surprising Badger
basketeers laid down their basketballs for
final exams in late January after accumulat-
ing three wins over Western Conference foes.
A similar accumulation of defeats provided
a .500 record, which looked quite impressive
at that stage of the topsy-turvy Big Ten race,
particularly 'since one defeated opponent was
a highly-favored Michigan State quintet that
had been the class of the league theretofore.
The Badgers dumped the Spartans by a
decisive 14 point margin, 66-52.
  Other Wisconsin teams turned in pleasing
records, on the whole, although the gym-
nastics squad had bumped into two oppo-
nents too tough to handle. Northwestern won
by a 69½2-431/2 score and Chicago by a
69-43 score.
  The UW fencers always have a tough time
with Shorewood's Fencing Club. The latter
took two contests from Badger swordsmen,
20-7 and 14-13; against Detroit the Badgers
won 15-12 and against Cincinnati they won
  Badger wrestlers topped Northern Illinois
State  16-13, Northwestern    18-13  and
dropped a match to Minnesota 20-8. They
beat Ohio State, Wheaton and Northern
Illinois State in a quadrangular meet 25-
23-16-16, and won a top-heavy first place
in the Wisconsin State Collegiate meet.
  The 'swimming team grabbed early vic-
tories over Iowa 61-44 and Minnesota 54-51.
the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston,
was awarded the Gold Medal of the Radio-
logical Society of North America at cere-
monies in Chicago during the 43rd annual
meeting of the Society.
  Gilbert L. LACHER, '14 has retired as
editor of U. S. Steel News, the Corporation's
company-wide   employee  magazine, after
almost 22 years in the editor's chair.
  Edwin H. Bayley '16, Appleton, retired
as assistant secretary and assistant treasurer
of the Wisconsin-Michigan Power Co. after
38 years in utility company posts.
  The fall issue of Rattle of Theta Chi re-
ported that Harold W. BROWNING '16
now holds an honorary doctorate from the
Rhode Island College of Education. He is
vice president and former dean of men at
the University of Rhode Island.
  Dr. Clark W. FINNERUD '16, Chicago,
has given the University a one-ninth interest
in a stand of virgin red and white pines on
Lake Kewaguesage in Oneida County which
will assure University scientists access to the
property for research purposes.
  W. Norman FITZGERALD '16, chairman
of the Milwaukee Civil War Roundtable, has
been named by Pres. Eisenhower to the civil
   Wisconsin Alumnus, March, 1958

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