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

The secretary's page,   pp. 64-65


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ALUMNI MAGAZINE
The Wisconsin Alumni Magazine
                       Published by
 The General Alumni Association, University ýof Wisconsin
            Member of Alumni Magazines, Associated]
 BART E. MCCORMICK, '04, General Secretary and Editor
               ETTA RADKE, '16, Assistant
Board of Directors
        (24 Months' Term)
CHianus BYRON, '08, Chicago,111., President
MARY CLARK BBITrINGRAM, !89, Madison
   Vice-President
F. H. EnwEL, '08, Madison, Treasurer
-LOYAL DuaRND, '9i, Milwaukee
OSCAR HALLAM, '87, St. Paul, Minn.
        (18 Months' Term)
B. E. McCoai "c, '04, Madison
L. F. VAN HAGAN, '04, Madison
JOaEPH E. DAviEs, '98, Washington, D. C.
N.V. Stema, '26, Chicago, Ii. .  1
JEssiE NLSON"SWANSEN, '98, Milwaukee,,
        (12 Months' Term)
WALTER AiBxA"ieuR, '97, Milwaukee, Re-
cording Secretary   .
L. F. GRADER '10, Madison
FRAix CORNI h, '96, Berkeley, Calif.
VirOaT FAi., 'tl, Stoughton
KARL MANN, 'I11 New York City
       (6 MonthsW Term)
J. B. KERR,. '89, Portland, Ore.
W. J. MoRONay, '81, Dallas, Tex.
CaLiroRa BETTnS, '13, Denver, Colo.
GEORaE EVANS, '94, St. Louis, Mo.
MARaJORIE MUELLER, '26, Milwaukee
    Published monthly during school year except September and October. Entered
as
 second class matter at the Post Office, Madison, Wis. .
    Alumni Dues, including subscription to the Wisconsin Alumni Magazine,
$4.00 per year,
 payable in advance. Fifty cents extra for foreign postage. Checks, drafts;
and money orders
 should helmadee payable to the General Alumni Association, University of
Wisconsin, and
 mailed to 821 State St., Madison, Wis.
    . bSubcption continued unlesg subscriber sends notice of d&continuance
to the Associa-
 ion prior to the date of expiration.
 The -Secretary's Pag
 THE FOOTBALL season is over. Wisconsin suffered
    some reverses. There'has been some criticism, some
 fault finding, some intimation    that "something    is
 wrong" at Wisconsin. But thanks to the good judg-
 ment, vision, and the fairness of alumni in general, the
 criticisms of the "fair weather" fans has made little im-
 pression on them. On the other hand the General
 Alumni Association, the "W" ,Club, alumni clubs in
'Minneapolis, Detroit, the Alumni Teachers'Associhtion,
and others have formally expressed their confidence
in and approval of the program of George Little and his
associates. Before each game and after it, Little has
received messages of encouragement and words of com-
mendation from hundreds of alumni and citizens.
   To these far-sighted supporters of Wisconsin, a great
 constructive program in physical education and ath-
 letics that will develop men is more important than tem-
 porary reverses in football. They recognize in George
 Little a rugged spirit, a great personality, a strong char-
 acter, and a builder of enthusiasm and initiative, such
 as we have not had in years. They realize, top, his
 problem and just as it has taken Stagg at Chicago, Yost
 at Michigan, Zuppke at Illinois and Wilce at Ohio State,
 years to solve their problems, they believe that Little is
 the man for Wisconsin and they. are willing to stand by
 him and support him until his program takes form.
 THE CIGARETTE stub carries a record of indict-
 ment. Callow youth, destructive fires, and weak
 morals have been charged against it.       Whether or
 not the charges have been substantiated, the cigarette
 stub as a contribution is not regarded as a token of re-
 spect and appreciation. When, therefore, a cigarette
 stub was tossed into one of the pails that was being
 passed between halves at the Homecoming game as the
contribution, of one of the "fifty yard" line fans, to send
our band to Chicago, righteous indignation- might have
justified action resulting from the first impulses of loyal
alumni and friends who observed the performance. But
better judgment prevailed and instead, one of the latter
reached into the pail and removed the stub thus reliev-
ing embarrassment to Major Morphy and his splendid
group of young menIwho are rendering a real service to
the University, the alumni, and the citizens of the state.
"Music'makes the world tinglingly real," says G. Stan-
ley Hall, and in this statement he describes a feeling we
all experience when our band marches onto the field at
football games, or makes its appearance at mass-meet-
ings, commencement, and in concert. A cigarette stub
as a contribution is not the measure of our appreciation
of the band. Rather may it be a measure of the con-
tributor.
URING the month your secretary had the privilege
     of meeting with two splendid groups of alutan, th, e
UniverSity of Wisconsin Club of the State Teacher's
Association, and the University of Wisconsin Club of
Detroit. The former are carrying to all parts of. the
state enthusiasm and inspiration acquired at Wisconsirl
and passing it on to the youth of their communities.
Thus the University is rendering a service to the state
that cannot be measured in dollars and cents. The lat-
ter are carrying into business and. the professions of a.
great -industrial city under the shadow of a great sister
university, training and spirit acquired at Wisconsin;
Thus the University is rendering a Service toa neighbor-
ing state. The sphere of influence of our Alma Mater is
not circumscribed by state boundaries.
THE HONORARY society of Phi Beta Kappa is, un-
    dertaking a nation-wide campaign to develop-.a
greater respect for scholarship and to promote more in-
spirational teaching.
  Answering the need voiced by nearly a hundred col-
lege presidents recently for more inspirational teachers,
the Society is offering a Grand Prize of $io,ooo a year
for distinction in teaching, as well as numerous smaller
awards and grants. This seems.like a big step in the
right direction, for not only will this program stimulate
interest among students and faculties but it will tend to
focus public attention upon teaching ideals. In propor-
tion as the public comes to regard teaching as a high art
will it be possible to draw to the profession men and
women possessing that "contagious intellectuality" so
much sought for by college heads. And with the addi-
tion of more such teachers to our faculties the problem
of scholarship will solve itself.
YOUR SECRETARY had the pleasure and privilege
,of eating dinner with the boys in the Dormitories
recently as, the guest of George Chandler, assistant sec-
retary to the faculty and a "fellow" in the dormitories.
Professor Edgar Gordon was also on hand and following
the dinner the boys gathered around the piano for a half
hour of Singing under his inspiring leadership. Between
songs a couple of senior students spoke for a few minutes
on Wisconsin institutions and traditions. The enthusi-
asm was equal, if not superior, to that which the writer
has witnessed anywhere, including football games. The
dormitories provide comfortable living quarters, but
more than that, through them there is being developed
genuine enthusiasm and spirit that will result in higher
scholarship, stronger character, and better Wisconsin
men.
64¸
THE WISCONSIN
December., 926.


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