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Murphy, Thomas H. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 82, Number 1 (Nov. 1980)

Member news,   pp. 26-27

Page 26

In July the Albany (N.Y.) Knickerbocker News
featured a profile of Frank Blood '04 of Schenec-
tady. Two of his favorite pastimes are playing the
mandolin and following the political scene.
During his varied career, Blood was an engineer
at General Electric; ran a lumber mill; worked
for the Signal Corp and Army; and after retiring,
formed his own business refurbishing old houses.
Consumers Guide recently published an "every-
thing-you-always-wanted-to-know" book called
the list of the fifteen greatest puzzle constructors
of our time is Herb L. Risteen x'23 of Baraboo.
His puzzles regularly appear in numerous publi-
cations including the New York Times and, out
of the goodness of his heart, in Wisconsin Alum-
John Trumbower M.S. '26 writes that he is en-
joying retirement by working in the latest of a se-
res of professions. At age eighty-eight he is a gla-
zier in Ames, Iowa. In his mid-fifties he took up
farming for twenty-five years, following a career
in plant pathology researching dutch elm disease
and barberry eradication.
Robert J. Seidl '40 retired in September as vice-
chairman of Simpson Paper Co. in Seattle where
he served for twenty-three years after fifteen
years at US Forest Products Laboratory in Madi-
The National Science Foundation awarded a
grant to R. E. Juday Ph.D. '43 to study effects of
ash fallout on water quality of lakes and streams
in the Missoula area. He is professor emeritus of
chemistry at the University of Montana.
Russell J. Christesen '46 has been named EVP
and elected to the board of directors of Ebasco
Services, Inc. in New York. The company pro-
vides engineering services to utility and energy
The Shrine of North America elected F. T.
H'Doubler, Jr. '46, M.D. '48, of Springfield,
Mo. to its highest office, Imperial Potentate.
In June Monsanto named William E. Koerner
'46, St. Louis, director of physical sciences in its
corporate R&D staff.
Arthur L. Hooker '48, '49 recently joined Pfizer
Genetics in St. Louis as director of bio-science
research. He has been professor of plant patho-
logy and plant genetics at the University of Illi-
When the Milwaukee insurance firm of R. S.
Hammerschlag & Co. opened a Madison branch
in June, Belford E. (Bill) Hogoboom '51 was
named its account executive. He was formerly
with the Office of the Commissioner of Insur-
In August the Society of Industrial Microbiology
conferred its highest honor on C. W. Hesseltine
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     Statement of Ownership,
  Management and Circulation
  1. Date of filing: September 30, 1980
  2. Title of publication: Wisconsin Alumnus
  3. Frequency of issue: Six times annually
  4. Office of publication: Alumni House,
  650 N. Lake Street, Madison, Wis. 53706
  5. General business office: same
  6. Publisher: Wisconsin Alumni Associa-
  7. Owner: same. Editor: Thomas H.
  8. Known bondholders, mortgagees and
  other security holders: none
  9. The purpose, function, and non-profit
  status of this organization and the exempt
  status for federal income tax purposes have
  not changed during the preceding twelve
10. Circulation. Average number of copies
each issue printed during the preceding
twelve months: 25,789. Sales through
dealers, carriers, street vendors, stores:
none. Mail subscriptions: 25,048. Total
paid circulation: 25,048. Free distribution
by mail, carrier or other, samples, compli-
mentary and other free copies: 500.Total
distribution: 25,548. Actual number of
copies of single issue published nearest to
filing date: 25,941. Circulation through
dealers and carriers, street vendors, stores:
none. Mail subscriptions: 25,201. Total
paid circulation: 25,201. Free distribution:
496. Total circulation: 25,697.
Ph.D. '50 of Peoria. The award is in recognition
of an outstanding career or contribution to re-
search in applied microbiology. Hesseltine is
with the USDA.
Lebanon Valley College of Annville, Penn.
named Anna Dunkle McVay M.A. '50, '54 pro-
fessor emeritus of English in May. She retired in
1976 after teaching there for twenty-two years,
and now resides in San Bernardino.
Willard F. Mueller '50, '51 was among those cited
for distinguished contributions to national pol-
icy-making by the American Agricultural
Economics Association in July. He is professor
of agricultural economics and law on our faculty
and is chairman of a comprehensive research
project on the nation's food system.
Listed in WHO's WHO IN THE WEST is Lois Glock
Torgerson '50, director of the dietetics depart-
ment at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spo-
After teaching in our School of Family Re-
sources and Consumer Sciences for twenty-nine
years, Emma Jordre M.S. '51 retired. She was
coordinator for the environment, textiles and de-
sign program and chairman of the textiles and
clothing department.
Exxon Corporation has promoted James F.
Mathis M.S. '51, '53 to vice-president of science
and technology. He has served in numerous posi-
tions in Texas, Canada and New York. The
Mathises live in Florham Park, N.J.
Eugene A. Timm '51, '53, '55, Morristown, N.J.,
has been elected to serve on the 1980-85 commit-
tee of revision of the U.S. Pharmacopeial Con-
vention, the group which sets national standards
for manufactured drugs. He is vice-president of
regulatory planning in the health care group for
Warner-Lambert Company.
Owen Gillick '52 has accepted a position as direc-
tor of business services at High Desert Campus,
College of the Desert in Twenty-nine Palms,
where he and his wife Audrey (Rasmus '51) re-
side. In 1975 he retired from the Marine Corps
with the rank of colonel.
WUHQ-TV, Battle Creek, has announced the
promotion of Robert W. Carpenter '56 to local-
regional sales manager. He and his wife Cecily
(Burg '54) live in Grand Rapids.
In June Marvin H. Lane '56, '58 was named vice-
president and treasurer of Texas Instruments in
Dallas. He has been with the firm since 1958.
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
appointed James L. McEathron '59 a senior
officer. He is director of operations in the real es-
tate investment division. The McEathrons live in
Wilbraham, Penn.
Systema Corporation announces that Ronald B.
Williams '61 joined the company as EVP in Sep-

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