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McCormick, Bart E. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 28, Number 2 (Dec. 1926)

Alumni in the news,   p. 61


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December, 1926
Alumni in the News
DR. ARTHUR H. CURTIS, B.S. '02,
    M.D. Rush, 'o5, has advanced
another step in his chosen profession,
having been made professor of gynecol-
ogy and chairman of that department
at 'Northwestern University Medical
School.
  This bit of good news will hold a
special interest for-men who played on
the football teams with "Art" between
1898 and I901, to Phil King, the coach
in those days, and to themeAi who were
later coached by Curtis, not excepting
th e students ofthose days who may not
have known Curtis personally but who
followed the team and who knew that
the name of "Art" Curtis meant all that
was fine in si'ortsmanship and sch6lar-
ship. He "hit the line hard"-and is
still doing it.
  Those were the great days that the old
fans love to tell about-the, days of 1899,
when Wisconsin fought Yale almost to a
standstill and the days of I9O!,. when
Wisconsin sent the Gophers cowering
to their homes in the North. Curtis
participated in all these games, alwayý
reflecting credit upon Wisconsin and
the team. His popularity among his
fellows may be judged from the fact that
he was captain of the baseball team for
two successive years, I9oo and 19Ol,
and captain of the football team in 190o.
  I 902 saw him as football coach at the
University of Kansas and 'o3 and 'o4
saw him at Wisconsin in the same ca-
pacity. Then he turned away from foot-
ball and elected medicine as his hite
work. There followed years of close ap-
plication to study at Rush Medical Col-
lege, Berlin, and Vienna.ý His rise since
then has been swift and sure.
  The real secret of Dr. Curtis' success
-if it is a secret-is' found in the fine
tribute paid him by his friend and co-
star, "Bill" Juneau: "He studied hard
and he played hard, that's about: all."
E.MORYR.JOHNSON, B.L.'88,M.L.
    '9I, Ph. D. Pa. '93, dean, of the
Wharto School of Finance and Com-,
merce of the University of Pennsylvania,
has been honored the past year both at
home and abroad.
  Last January forty of his assistant
professors presented him with a hand-
some mahogany clock, and a block and
gavel made from, the. rafters of Logan
Hall. Logan Hall, by the way, holds
many memories for the dean, for it was
here in i893 that,fie was appointed to
the first chair of business created in any
university.
  Under his direction "the Wharton
School has grown from a small and un-'
ique experiment in adapting education
more closely to the needs of our present
civilization to what is -the greatest and
most highly   specialized professional
business school in the country; and'
since no other nation possesses anything
similar to it, one might say, in the
world."
  Dr. Johnson 4is considered a world
authority on commerce and transporti-
tion. One of his'several text, books on
the subject has 'been translated into
several foreign  languages, including
Japanese and Russian. His fame as a
teacher attracts a great many foreign
students, especially those from the
Orient, many of whom return to their
native countries to enter the employ
of the Government Railways. It was as
the guest of such Government Railway
officials in -China, Korea, and Japan
that Dr. Johnson was honored last sum-
mer while visiting in the Orient. He
was decorated by the Emperor of Japan
with the insignia of the Third Rank of
the Order of the Rising Sun. The
government of China decorated him
with the insignia of the second rank of
the Order of Chiao-ho. These decora-
tions were given in recognition of his
services to Japanese and Chinese rail-
way officials who had studied under him
in the United States.
  Besides his teaching w'ork, Dr. John-
son has been consultant to the U. S.
Government on many occasions. He
was a member of the Isthmian Canal
Commission .from 1'899 to 1904. From
1,913 to 1915, he was a member of the
Pennsylvania Public Service Commis-
sion.
M/jRS. Margaret Taylor (Marjorie
- - - MACCAWLEY) ex 'o4, pres'ented a
very delightful program of Spanish and
Italian operas and a number of more re-
cent Italian and Spanish songs to an ap-
preciative audience in   Music Hall,
Madison, November 8. The concert was
held under the auspices of Casa Cer-
vantes and Circolo Ausonia with the
cooperation of the School of Music.
  Mr. Vincent Sti John, tenor, assisted
Mrs. Taylor in the songs, and Miss Sara
Norris, chaperone of Chadbourne Hall
and a personal 'friend of: Mrs. Taylor's,
was at the piano.
  Margaret Taylor started her musical
education at Wisconsin. Later she went
abroad and studied opera in Italy, mak-
ing. her debut in that country. She has
spent five years in Spain, Italy, and
South America, where she has played-to
large and enthusiastic audiences. She is
at present making a'tour of the mid-
western states, in twelve of which she is
singing.
  During her stay in Madison Mrs.
Taylor was honored, at a number of so-
cial functions given by Gamma Phi Beta
sorority, Casa Cervantes, Mrs. T. E.
Brittingham, and Miss Sara Norris.
Margaret Taylor's husband, John Tay-
lor, was captain of the University track
team in. 19O and a member of Phi Psi
fraternity.
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