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McCormick, Bart E. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 28, Number 4 (Feb. 1927)

Things in general,   pp. 132-135


Page 132


February, 1927
Things In General
NEW STATE OFFICERS INAUGURATED
THE NEWLY ELECTED state officers were in-
    augurated on Monday, January 3rd, taking the
 oath of office promptly at twelve o'clock noon on a
 platform at the south of the rotunda on the first floor in
 the Capitol building. The newly elected officers are
 Governor Fred R. Zimmerman, Milwaukee, Lieutenant-
 Governor Henry A. Huber, Stoughton, Secretary of
 State Theodore Dammen, Milwaukee, State Treasurer
 Solomon Levitan, Madison, and Attorney-General John
 W. Reynolds, Green Bay.
   The oath was administered by Chief Justice Vinje
 of the Supreme Court of the state in the presence of
 the other justices and their escorts, the families of the
 cfficials, and the general public. The ceremony was one
 of solemnity and dignity.
   Following the formal inaugu'ration the officers re-
 ceived the public in their respective offices during the
 afternoon and early evening, after which several hun-
 dred couples participated in the inaugural Ball
   An informal democratic spirit, typical of ýthe person-
 nel of the new state government, dominated the entire
 occasion.
   Lieutenant-Governor Huber and Attorney-General
 Reynolds are alumni of the University.
   The legislature convened on Wednesday, January
 i2th, In accordance with custom, Governor Zimmer-
 man delivered a forceful, straight-forward, statesman-
 like message at a joint session of the two houses on
 Thursday morning.
 ALUMNI DAY COMMITTEE MEETS.
    HE ALUMNI Day Committee, appointed jointly
 Tby President Glenn Frank and Charles'L. Byron,
 president of the General Alumni Association, held its
 initial meeting at the University Club on Wednesday,
January 26th, at which time 1reliminary arrangements
for class reunions and other alumni day events were
discussed informally. Information will be sent out at a
later date.
   The members of the committee are: F. H. Elwell,
 M. B. Olbrich, George Chandler, D. J. Halverson
 A. F. Galistell, Porter Butts, Mrs. Jessie Bosshard,
 Maurer, Miss Jane Sherill, Walter Frautschi, W. J.
 Meuer, John Bergstresser, and B. E. McCormiCk,
 chairman.
 ENGINEERING SCHOOL RECEIVES $5,000 LOAN FUND
 A CHECK for five hundred dollars, received just be-
     fore Christmas by Dean Turneaure of the College
 of Engineering from Mr. J. Frank Case, a consulting
 engineer of New York City, brought the Archibald
 Case Loan Fund for engineering students to a total of
 five thousand dollars as originally contemplated by
 this generous alumnus. The fund is in memory of a son,
 Archibald Williston Case, who was graduated from the
 course in civil engineering at Wisconsin in 1915 and
 was killed in August, 1916, while at work on the great
 Hell Gate bridge over the East River at New York.
 Mr. Frank Case and his wife, who was Helen M. Smith,
 are both Wisconsin graduates, Mr. Case with the
 class of 1890 and Mrs. Case with the class of 1889.
 The fund they have established is administered by
 Dean Turneaure, who makes numerous loans each
 year to students who are in need. These loans, as a
rule, are repaid within a short time so
is again available for someone else.
benefited by the fund.
that the money
Many are thus
SOME MORE ABOUT THE BUDGET
T HE BIENNIAL budget of the University submitted
to the State Board of Public Affairs asks for a total
appropriation of ý$8,696,o26 for the years 1927-29
exclusive of $2,I5o,OOO which is requested for "long
delayed co'nstruction needs of the University."
  The $8,696,026 is needed for general University
purposes, while the $2, 15%oooo request is for: new
buildings, land purchases, and equipment.
  $2o,ooo will be expended for the purchase of land
needed for the storage of coal at the University heating
plant.
  The requests for buildings and land purchases
represent, only what the Regents regard as imperative
needs and are spread over a building period of three
years with the firstyeair of the biennium calling for the
lowest amount of the three.
  New buildings included in the request are mechanicil
laboratory, an electrical laboratory for the engineering
department; an. addition to the Wisconsin High School,
an addition to the Law building, which it is planned will
house the Administration Department, and additions-
to 1:the Home Economics. and University Extension
buildings.
  The Regents suggest that the construction of build-
ings be Spread over a period of three years as follows:
1927-28, $57o,ooo; 1928-29, $800,000; 1929-30, $780,-
000.
  A detailed list of buildings and construction projects
with estimated figures .are.as follows:
Mechanical laboratory (Engineering college) $ o77,0o0
Electrical laboratory (Engineering college) 269,700
Tunnel and equipment........... .... ..     22,200
Moving equipment ...................... 57,000
Remodeling, repairs on buildings .........  64,5OO
Rebuilding tank house ...................   6 0,oo
High pressure steam to Union building....   18 ,ooo
Coal storage equipment .................  40,000
Two pairs of boilers ..................... 177,coo
Electrical distributing system ............ 12,000
Safety devices ..........................   2o,200
Ventilating the Chemistry building .......  17,000
Temperature control ....................  37,900
Addition to Wisconsin high school ........ 182,0ooo
Addition to Law building ................  350,000
Addition to Home Economics and Extension
  buildings ............................   155,000
Lathrop lockers .........................   IS ooo
Addition-Agricultural library ........... .14,500
Feed storage building ....................  Ii,000
Equipment at Dairy building... .........  25,000
Radio towers ............................  5,coo
Land ..................................  20,000
         Total ........... .............. $2,150,ooo
PRESIDENT FRANK ADDRESSES HIGH SCHOOL STU-
    DENTS OF MILWAUKEE .
N THE invitation of the public school authorities
of Milwaukee, President Glenn Frank addressed
several thousand junior and senior high school students
on Friday, January 6th. Mr. Loyal Durand, a member
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