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Crawford, Robert S. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 26, Number 7 (May 1925)

Class news,   pp. 265-286


Page 268


THE WISCONSIN ALUMNI MAGAZINE
                      1897
    Sec'y-2HELEN PRAY SHELDON, Madison
                   102 Spooner St.
   George DOWNER, Sports Editor, The Milwaukee
Sentinel, gives his address as 593 Hackett Ave., Apt.
5, Milwaukee.-Henry FULDNER is a contractor with
office at 228-3rd St., Milwaukee. His residence ad-
dress is 2727 Chestnut St.-A. B. HAGER, P. 0. Box I,
Shanghai, China, writes: "The ALUMNI MAGAZINE
is most welcome and when a, big mail comes in from
home it is the first thing to be opened; it usually
causes considerable delay in getting to the rest of our
mail." Mr. Hager is owner and manager of The
Business Equipment Corporation, exclusive agents
for National cash registers, multigraphs, dictaphones,
etc.- Walter ALEXANDER was a successful candi-
date for director of the Milwaukee Board of Education
at a recent election in that city.-Dr. Louise KELLOGG
contributed an interesting article entitled "Copper
Mining -in the Early Northwest" to the December
Wisconsin Magazine of History.-Petitions have been
sent to the headquarters of the American Institute
of Electrical Engineers nominating R. F. SCHUCHARDT,
chief electrical engineer of the Commonwealth Edison
Co., as next president of the American Institute of
Electrical Engineers. *From various petitioners it has
been learned that Mr. Schuchardt has been nominated
because of his past accomplishments in building all
phases of the electrical industry through active partici-
pation in national and local technical organizations.
   Change of address: Edward SCHILDHAUER, Hotel
 Onondaga, Syracuse, N. Y.
   Missing members: A. P. HOLLIS, Leo TORBE.
                       1898
     Sec'y-MAY CHURCH JOHN, Milwaukee
                 635 Shepard Ave.
   Change of address: C. A. DONNELLY, 1737 Euclid
Ave., Berkeley, Calif.; David H-ANKS, 6709 Selma
Aye., Hollywood, Calif.; Harvey FRAME, lawyer and
municipal- judge, 252 South St., Waukesha, residence
327 Bethesda Court; F. W. BENTLEY, 62oo Sycamore
St., Milwaukee; E. S. WIGDALE, 4220 Grand Blvd.,
c/o Mrs. J. H. Reilly, Chicago; Grace WRIGHT,
2545 Douner Ave., Sacramento, Calif.
                       1899
       Sec'y-MINNIE WESTOVER CHASE
            Madison, 1050 Woodrow St.
  Giles PUTNAM was recently appointed postmaster
of New London by President Coolidge. Mr. Putnam
has been active in the affairs of the city and of Waupaca
county and has given much time to the advancement
of the community. He was chairman Df the Waupaca
County Board of Supervisors for two years; during
1915 and 1916 he was district attorney of Waupaca
county. He has also served as city attorney for several
terms. Since last summer Mr. Putnam has filled the
position of police justice. He is president of the Lions
Club of New London and last month he was appointed
deputy district governor of the Lions in Wisconsin,
which appointment makes him second ranking officer
of the I2O0 Lions in the state of Wisconsin.
  Change of address: Frank LAUBE, 1408 E. 42nd St.,
Seattle, Wash.; C. M. BAXTE-R, 5518-17th St., N. E.,
Seattle, Wash.; W. B. BORGERS, 208 N. Harvey Ave.,
Oak Park, Ill.; John BARR, general manager The
Lodis Allis Co., 133 Stewart St., Milwaukee; George
MARTIN, Martin Iron Works, Los Angeles, Calif.;
H. Grace ANDREWS, 516 W. Walnut St., Green Bay;
William KIES, I I I Broadway, New York City; Ernesl
CALKINS, Delavan.
  Missing member: Mrs. Jessamine LEE Fox.
                        1900
        Sec'y-J. N. KOFFEND Jr., Appleton
                   846 Prospect Ave.
                Reune June 19-22!
   Helen PIERCE Gay was chosen general chairman of
 the annual "Collkge Club night" show held in Omaha,
 Nebr., on April 24.
   Change of address: D. F. SCANLON, 15 W. Erie St.,
 Chicago.
                        1901
       Sec'y-CLARA STILLMAN HARTMAN
           Milwaukee, 401l Highland Blvd.
   R. J. HAWN is engaged as chief engineer for the
 Phoenix Portland Cement Co. His present address is
 123o N. 29th. St., Birmingham, Ala.-Dr. B. M.
 RASTALL, manager of Californians, Ihc., estimates
 that two years of advertising San Francisco and
 Central California has increased the -wealth of the
 state by $75,0oo,0oo. In Printers' Ink for February
 12 is an interesting article on the success of Cali-
 fornians, Inc., to advertise their state, which reads in,
 part: "Two years of advertising brought in. approxi-
 mately 250,000 inquiries from people all over the
 world.  These results prove that a community can:
 merchandise an abstract idea just as successfully -as a
 manufacturer can merchandise a piece of goods,'pro-
 vided the same fundamental principles are followed."
 The third year of advertising and merchandising
 California is now beginning. An -appropriation of
 $4o0,oo0-has been raised to carry on the work, which
 duplicates the figures of the last two years.
   Change of address: C. S. NEWCOMER, 931 E. Colorado
 St., Pasadena, Calif.; Arthur KING, 35 S. Dearborn
 St., Chicago; Melvina   ELLSWORTH    Pollard, 786
 Algoma St., Oshkosh.
   Missing members: Antoinette JACKOWsKA Peterson
 (Mrs. Charles N.), A. K. WHEELER.
                        1902
         Sec'y-JANE SHERRILL, Madison
                 City Y. W. C. A.
     We Alumni Ought to Stop Meddling
               By W. D. SMITH, 'o2.
 A S I write this I am lying on a sickbed "somewhere"
 .,dout in the Oregon country. If I look out of the window
     I can see the snow-capped sentinels of the regal
 Cascade Range. When I look at the wall opposite my bed,
 I see my old track squad of the ancient year of r9o2, with
 Capt-Hahn, Keechie Pogue, and others, and best of all my
 little "pony-mate," smiling Eddie McEachron.
   The mail I have just opened brought me the bulletin of
the "W" Men's Association, and it is about something in
that I feel an overpowering urge to write to you and my
fellow alumni spread all over the map. It is all about a
letter quoted at the end of that bulletin. The unknown (to
me) writer says: "Personally I have lost all interest in
Wisconsin and I certainly had an abundance. I have
reached the point where I can pick up a paper and read an
account of a football defeat without so much as a pang of
annoyance, and that, I thifk, is the attitude of most alumni
remote from the scene of action. * *  *  They have got
to change from an educational factory, grinding out
graduates on a Henry Ford basis, to a human institution
before they can hope to get the good will of the alumni. I
hope to hell that the alumni kick over the traces and get
what we need-    * *  *."
  This letter almost made me sick at my stomach. I don't
know who this bird is, and don't want to know him. He is
the kind of an alumnus who is the greatest source of annoy-
ance and of the least help to an institution and who is going
    COME BACK and see the farm and all the agricultural buildings. They -and
those who work there-have
done much for you. Millions, beside you, are grateful. Come back!
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