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Priebe, Dick (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 52, Number 6 (March 1951)

State of the University: student life,   pp. 11-12


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THE
STATE
       STUDENT LIFE
 Alpine Antics Theme
 Of Winter Carnival, 1951
 A WINTER wonderland, A I p i n e
 style, came to the campus early in Feb-
 ruary as the Wisconsin Hoofers staged
 their annual Winter Carnival.
   Alpine Antics was the theme of the
 affair, and felt alpine 'hats were added
 to the plaid shirt-ski sweater combina-
 tions that are traditional campus garb
 during Winter Carnival week.
   Opening Feb. 4 with a snow prayer
 and rally on the steps of the Union,
 the carnival had its usual picturesque
 features: ice sculpturing which glistened
 in the sun on the hill, an ice cabaret
 held on the Union terrace and featur-
 ing student skaters and a professional
 group from Milwaukee, broom and ice
 hockey playoffs, a float parade put on
 by organized campus houses, the Union
 winter house party and the Snow ball,
 an informal dance that annually winds
 up the week.
   And skiing, as always, played a major
 role. There was a downhill, slalom and
 cross country race in which the partici-
 pants wore barrel staves, and intercol-
 legiate downhill, slalom, cross country
 and jumping m e e t s for men and
 women.
 Bert Andrews to Speak
 At Gridiron Banquet
   BERT ANDREWS, chief Washing-
ton correspondent for the New York
Herald Tribune, will be the main
speaker for the 1951 Sigma Delta Chi
Gridiron banquet April 3.
  Andrews' acceptance to speak at the
27th annual Gridiron banquet was the
completion of more than two years of
effort by Sigma Delta Chi's officers and
its adviser, Prof. Frank Thayer of the
UW Journalism school.
  In 1947 Luther Huston, manager of
the Washington bureau of the New
York Times, notified the chapter that
Andrews would be one of the top men
in the country to participate in the
Gridiron banquet. Because of previous
commitments, it was impossible for
Andrews to accept before this year.
  Andrews will join Marquis Childs,
newspaper columnist; General J. Law-
ton Collins, army chief of Staff, and
James F. Young, Far Eastern corres-
pondent for the International News
MARCH, 1951
OF THE
service, on the list of Gridiron speakers.
Entering journalism in 1924, Andrews
started a long climb from copy boy
to chief correspondent in Washington.
He was one of eight reporters sent
on a 25,000 mile tour of American
outposts in the Pacific. He covered the
United Nations Conference on Inter-
national Organization; scooped  t h e
Yalta vote compact and the resignation
of former Secretary of War Henry L.
Stimson.
  The Pulitzer prize in journalism was
awarded to Andrews in 1948 for dis-
tinguished reporting. The work which
won this and several other tributes was
his presentation of the "Case of Mr.
PROF. FRANK THAYER
0   Gridiron-1951
Blank," one of the employees of the
department of state who had been dis-
charged for "disloyalty."
  Andrews is also author of the book,
"Washington Witch Hunt," an expo-
sure of the dangers to civil liberties.
  John W. Frew, senior in the School
of Journalism, is the general chairman
of this year's Gridiron dinner.
Accelerated Program
Offered Future GIs
  A FURTHER sign that war is on the
campus came late last semester when
University officials announced that an
accelerated program would be offered
to students facing military service.
  Under the program some students
will be permitted to defer required sub-
UNIVERSITY
jects in their major fields to take sub-
jects which may aid them more in serv-
ice.
   Full year courses will be offered in
 a single semester, including languages
 and mathematics.
 World Crisis Reflected
 In Action of Students
   AS THE second semester got under-
 way and war clouds hovered, support
 for the nation's defense was coming
 from University students in three ways:
   1. The majority of the male students
 were sticking to their books and getting
 as much of a college education as pos-
 sible before possible call for military
 service.
   2. The greatest number in UW his-
 tory-2,798-were training with army,
 air force, and navy Reserve Officer
 Training corps units as potential future
 officers of the armed forces.
   3. They were appearing regularly at
the Red Cross blood bank and donat-
ing much-needed blood to help fill mili-
tary needs.
   Acting Dean'of Men Theodore Zill-
man pointed out that many positions of
responsibility in the armed forces re-
quire at least two years of college work.
And other military duties call for per-
sonnel with undergraduate degrees. He
had high praise for these men who, by
continuing their studies, were getting
ready to do a better job for the armed
forces with their advanced skills and
knowledge.
Draft Prospect Perils
University Fraternities
  AS PLANS for a stepped-up draft
were debated in Congress last month,
fraternity leaders on the campus began
to squirm. It looked very much as
though World War II days would be
repeated. During that period 12 of the
35 campus ,fraternities lost their chap-
ter houses because of a shortage of
male students.
  Frank B. Manley, president of the
inter-fraternity council, predicted that
at least six chapter houses would have
to close down next fall. A few were
running into trouble as the second
semester started.
  Theodore Zillman, dean of men, said
plans were underway to meet the prob-
lem, however. Some chapters may com-
bine in one house and rent the other
one to women students or other groups.
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