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The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 14, Number 7 (April 1913)

Alumni clubs,   pp. [360]-365

Page [360]

H IT 'em with sticks, hit 'em with
     bricks, Varsity, Varsity, nine-
teen-six." That yell was invented be-
fore the day of the denatured class
rush and during the freshman year
was used only after a good bunch had
gathered together so that they could
back  up  sentiments. Nearly seven
years have passed since the class of
1906 left the campus, but the fellows
who located in Chicago still get to-
gether for dinner about once a month,
to talk over old times and to talk over
new times.
  One of these dinners was held on
Friday evening, March 7, in the-Green
Room of the Boston Oyster House, at
which over twenty were present. At
each meeting a "president" is chosen,
whose duties consist of getting up a
circular letter for the next meeting
that will pull the crowd. The "presi-
dent" for this meeting was "Tom"
Conway, and his letter had the punch
to it, judging from the crowd it
brought out. Bill Conway also was
there. Bill went to the Philippines
a while ago, but didn't fancy it there,
so he kept right on going around un-
til he struck Chicago again. He re-
lated a number of interesting expe-
riences in Naples and other places.
Among    others  who   were   there
were   "Pick"   Lucas  and   A. J.
Luick, who are the twin gas spe-
cialists; J. W. Bradshaw, an ear-
nest advocate of summer baseball;
B. H. Peck, one of our leading elec-
trical lights; Frank Lawrence, who
favored the crowd with several remi-
niscences; Irving Hull, who didn't
say much because he sat next to Law-
rence; Ira Reynolds, who was trying
to think of some place to go with the
machine; Walter Lacher, the bridge
expert of the St. Paul road; Hoeltz,
who used to star in baseball in Madi-
son;  "Cud"    Beye,   the  tanner;
"Buck" Warren with his English
eyeglasses; "Art" Van Hagen, who
is a pillar of the Chicago Telephone
Co., the U. W. Club of Chicago and
several other things; H. M. Potter,
who wondered how so many of the
fellows happened to be engineers, and
0. W. Middleton, who wondered the
same thing.
  As a number wished to attend the
Wisconsin-Chicago  basketball game
the meeting broke up about seven-
thirty. Usually, however, the meet-
ings last from six until eight, at
which  time the married men     say
something  about promising   to  be
home early. This is the second sea-
son during which these meetings have
been held and they have proved very
pleasureable. They have kept .alive
college friendships and have strength-
ened the bonds between the members
of the class and the university. The
class of 1906, it is thought, is the only
class holding regular dinners of this
sort. They still get together and they
still give the yell. T. J. Lucas, asso-
ciated with W. A. Baehr, consulting
engineer, 2009 Peoples Gas Bulding,
Chicago, will call the next meeting
about the middle of April and any
'06 man who expects to be in Chi-
cago during that month is urged to
get in touch with the bunch.

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