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

UW clubs,   pp. 70-71


Page 70


December, r926
                                U. W. Clubs
"Sit together, listen together, sing together, eat together, and you'll
work together."
         CHICAGO ALUMNI
 INCE our last report we have been,
 *-having very well attended Friday
 noon luncheons at Maillard's College
 Room, Straus Bldg., 3o8 S. Michigan
 Ave., at i2:i5. We have been averaging
 more than Ioo in attendance.
   On October 29th we had Meyer
 Morton, the well known football official.
   November 5th Prof. James Weber
 Linn, of Chicago University, and con-
 ductor of the "Round about Chicago"
 column inĂ½ the Herald Examiner, gave us
 a most interesting talk on the College
 Alumnus, his troubles, fears, disabilities,
 and a few of his good points. We would
 suggest that it Wbuld be 'well worth-
 while for some of the other alumni clubs
 to get Professor Linn to talk to them, if
 possible, for he would put them wise as
 to what they are and what they are not.
   The coming big event in our club'
 history is- the Football Dinner, Friday
 * night, preceding the Wisconsin-Chicago
 game. This is an annual event and al-
 ways goes over big, usually about 50o
 attending, It is, of course, in the nature
 of a "pep". meeting for the game the next
 day. The talks, music and noise will be
 broadcasted over WMAQ, the Chicago
 Daily News.
   John J. Schommer, a well known foot-
 ball official, talked to us on November
 I2th.
   Professor Alexander Meiklejohn has
 agreed to be with us on November 26th.
   Max Ma'on, whom we all love, will
 be with us on December ioth.
   There are many further plans being.
 worked out to keep up the interest
 during the season. - EDWARD     FAY
 WILSON, '84.
             DETROIT
 ON NOVEMBER 5th, preceding the
 Michigan-Wisconsin game at Ann
 Arbor, the University of Wisconsin
 Alumni Club of Detroit staged a big
 banquet and program at the Oriole
 Club, about 15o alumni and alumnae
 being present. The meeting opened with
 "Varsity" and "On Wisconsin," led by
 Phil Smith, '18, vice president of the
 Club, who also led in other songs during
 the evening and directed the "locomo-
 tive" in true Wisconsin style.
 Talks were made by Taylor H. Seeber,
 president of the club, Miss Edith Crowe,
 president of the University of Wisconsin
Alumnae Club of Detroit, Bart Mc-
Cormick of Madison, general secretary
of the Alumni Association, and Dr.
B. R. Shurly, of Detroit. R. T. Herdegen
was chairman of the banquet and acted
as toastmaster.  Entertainment fea-
tures of the program included piano
and vocal solos by professional talent.
   A personal message from President
 Frank brought prolonged applause.
   The Club holds a weekly luncheon
 meeting every Wednesday at i2:15 at
 the Union League Club. "Wisconsin men
 are always welcome. The officers of the
 club are: president, Taylor Seeber, '2i;
 vice president, P. R. Smith, '18; secre-
 tary, H.E. Broadfoot, 'i7.
              DULUTH
           S     WOOD was elected presi,
       dnofthe Duluth University of.
 Wisconsin Alumni Club at a meeting -on
 October 25th at the Spalding Hotel.
 Verne Sell was elected vice president,
 George Sampson secretary, and Harold
 Matteson treasurer.
         FARGO-MOORHEAD
THIRTY SIX sons and daughters of
  . Wisconsinmet at the banquet table
  at the Powers Hotel,, Fargo, N. Dak., on
  Friday evening, Oct. 29, 1926. The
  arnual meeting of the North Dakota
  State Teachers' AssQciation at Fargo
  brought many U. W. folks from a con-
  siderable distance.
  Geo. H. Dower, ex'96, of the Stone
  Piano Co., of Fargo, at the piano,
  furnished the accompaniments -for those
  old Wisconsin songs, Alma Mater, and
On Wisconsin, and for that splendid
new song, Wisconsin Evermore. Clara
A. Richards, 'o6, of Fargo, gave us a
delightful account of the colorful Com-
mencement program held in the new
stadium   last June.   Through   the
courtesy of the Luger Furniture Co.,
we were enabled to hear Wisconsin's
own band on a victor record played on a
large Orthophonic Victrola. Dr. Martin
P. Rindlaub, '96, president of the Fargo-
Moorhead U. W. Alumni Club presided.
The   Fargo-Moorhead   Alumni Club
hopes to put on another reunion party
this winter-possibly on Founder's Day.
-H. W. WALSTER, 'o8, Secy.
            LAFAYETTE
THE BANQUET given by theWiscon-
   sin club Saturday evening, Oct. 16, at
the Purdue Home Economics building
was declared by local Wisconsin alumni
to have been the best get-together since
the organization of the club, over
twenty years ago. One hundred twenty-
five people were present from Lafayette,
Indianapolis, and other cities of the
state, as well as the entire Wisconsin
  football squad, coaches and trainers who
  were here for Saturday's game.
    A. L.Gabler, president of the local club,
  introduced R. B. Stewart the. toast-
  master. Mr. Stewart then introduced
  President E. C. Elliott, who was for-
  merly connected with the University
- of Wisconsin, and who gave the address
  of welcome .... Dr. Eljiott stated
  that for years he thought of Wisconsin as
  the greatest university in the country,
  and'he sincerely hoped that the Wiscon-
  sin men who 'are working on the staff
  at Purdue, since they must think of
  Wisconsin -first, will class Purduie as
  second greatest. He closed his-speech
  with an expression of appreciation of the
  spirit of good fellowship which was dis-
  played in the crowd Saturday between
  the two schools.
    Coach George Little was then intro-
  duced and received an ovation. Mr.
  Little is well-known for his high ideals,-
  and the fact that he lives by them. The
  boys on his team follow his example,
  creating  a  marvelous   atmosphere.
  throughout the athletic department at
  WisConsin.  Coach Little introduced
  every member of the team, telling of
  the position each played and what they
  had done in the game- Saturday. He also
  introduced the coaches and trainers.
  Prof. Stephen Gilman, better known
  by the Wisconsin graduates as "Stevei"
  talked for President Glenn Frank, who
  was unable to be present. The theme
  "of his talk was that the University of
  Wisconsin is being handed over from the
  older generation to the younger genera-
  tion. Professor Gilman's talk was en-
  thusiastically received by the audience,
  who were especially pleased with the per-
  sonal things of interest to Wisconsin
  alumni which he added after his main
  address. - Lafayette 7ournal Courier,
  Oct. 18.
    MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL
               ALUMNI
 THE FIRST meeting of the Wiscon-
    sin Alumni Association of Minne-
 apolis was held in conjunction with the
 local Alumnae and with the Alumnae
 and Alumni of St. Paul to meet President
 Glenn Frank. The meeting was held at
 noon on Thursday, October 7th, at the
 Radisson Hotel and over three hundred
 loyal Wisconsinites turned out to meet
 our president.
   The spirit of the meeting was genial,
 friendly and expectant. We were all
 glad to see each other, to meet old
 friends on common ground and to see
 and meet President Frank. We were
 expectant to hear his message which was
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