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Thoma, Harry C. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 38, Number IX (June 1937)

Here and there with the alumni clubs,   pp. 362-364

Page 363

June, 1937                                                              
clubs, and in very distinct terms showed the value of  on various subjects,
all with great interest to the
both the State Association and the local clubs, their  Alumni.
respective functions and the things they might do for    The N.B.C. broadcast
was well received. The
the University as an organized group.                  musical program, including
that of the University
  From all indications the Sheboygan club should       band and the University
carillon, was very pleasing.
have a very interesting future.                        The introduction by
Alumni President H. A. Bullis
                                                       and the address of
our new President Clarence A.
    Minneapolis Has Benefit Bridge                     Dykstra came in very
clearly over WLW.
                                                          The Alumni expressed
themselves as having en-
  ABOUT      one hundred and twenty-five persons       joyed the evening,
and stayed until quite late visiting,
attended the benefit bridge party of the Minneapolis  talking, and renewing
old acquaintances.
Wisconsin Alumnae Club held at the Buckingham             Arrangements for
a University Alumni picnic dur-
Hotel in Minneapolis April 17. Proceeds will go to-   ing the summer were
tentatively made to meet at
ward the scholarship fund for industrial workers.     Hiwassee Dam, which
is being constructed a short
  Mrs. A. L. Luedke (Ruth Jane Bauske) was gen-       distance from Knoxville.
At this program, in addi-
eral chairman of the benefit. Mrs. F. BE. Jacobs (De-  tion to viewing the
construction work and having
lores Ward) was in charge of prizes.  Miss Marie       the usual dinner meeting,
moving pictures of wildlife
Woltman was in charge of food.     Other members of   in Wisconsin, Minnesota,
and Canada will be shown
the Committee were Mrs. Casper Peck (Harriet Pome-    by Dr. Alvin Robert
Cahn, chief of the Biological
toy) and Mrs. Carl Harris (Fern Constance).            Readjustment Unit
of TVA, together with an ad-
  Miss Jane Lewis won a beautifully decorated cake    dress explaining the
program of the rehabilitation of
for having taken the largest number of tables. The    the wildlife and game
in the reservoir areas created by
cake was baked by Mrs. Peck. Mrs. R. W. Bentzen        the TVA flood control
and power program.       Dr.
(Elizabeth Tuttle) is president of the club.           Cahn also received
his Doctor's degree at Wisconsin.
        0. LAURGAARD, President
Knoxville Hears Curtis and Glaeser                             Union Plans
Third Wino
  AN interesting and enthusiastic meeting of the                     (Continued
from page 338)
Knoxville Wisconsin Alumni Club was held at Regas     the long-felt campus
need for a suitable theater, con-
Cafe in Knoxville, Tennessee, on May 19, 1937, at     cert, and lecture hall.
7 P. M. While the meeting was not large in num-          During the fund-raising
campaigns of the 1920's
bers-there were thirty-four present-great interest    and in the original
building plan, the third wing ad-
was manifested by all present in the affairs of the   dition was envisioned
as a theater-auditorium type of
University, which had been stimulated by the distri-  structure and recent
developments on the Campus
bution of the Wisconsin Alumnus to all members a       have confirmed the
urgency of this need. Enrollment
short time previous to the meeting.                    has doubled since
the Union campaign began and
  The meeting was opened by singing Varsity, and      there is still no auditorium
on the Campus in which
the usual roll call of those present giving their name,  students and alumni
may hear a concert or attend- a
year of graduation, the course, and the present occu-  theater production
except under the most unfavorable
pation. The tables were very appropriately arranged   circumstances.
and decorated by a committee consisting of Mrs. F.        Present halls are
uncomfortable, poorly lighted and
T. Matthias and Mrs. Robert Van Hagan, using the       ventilated, and in
some cases constitute serious fire
cardinal and white color scheme.                       hazards. The present
theater is a built-over classroom
  After dinner the skyrocket was given in honor of    and accommodates only
450 spectators; it has few
two of our distinguished guests, Dr. Harry A. Curtis,  of the advantages
of modern equipment or facilities
chief chemical engineer of the Tennessee Valley        for laboratory and
experimental work. Every the-
Authority, and Dr. Martin G. Glaeser, professor of    ater production has
proved a precarious financial un-
economics at the University, who is on a leave of ab-  dertaking because
the hall is too small and so located
sence to perform consulting work in this territory on  at the top of the
hill that it is difficult to attract an
utility valuation and other special work.              audience at night
or in bad weather. The employ-
  A very illuminating talk was given by Dr. Curtis    ment of modern methods
in visual education and en-
on his program  of fertilizer production at Muscle    tertainment, through
motion pictures and illustrated
Shoals and its relation to the rehabilitation of the  lectures, has been
virtually impossible due to the lack
farm lands in the South. The University of Wis-        of a hall properly
equipped for picture projection.
consin will confer the honorary degree of Doctor of       It is expected
that the new Union wing will re-
Science on Dr. Curtis at the June 1937 commence-       sult in making the
work of the Union, the School
ment.                                                  of Music and the departments
concerned with dra-
  Dr. Glaeser reviewed the affairs of the University  matics and visual instruction
truly effective for the
for the past few years in a very comprehensive and    first time in training
students professionally and in
entertaining manner. His talk was punctuated with     giving the Campus a
balanced program of inexpensive
bits of humor and explanations, which could only be   recreation.
given by those of the faculty in close touch with the    In addition to the
theater and concert facilities, it
University affairs.  He gave a brief account of the   is hoped that the new
wing will meet some of the
program of research at the University, and empha-     urgent needs that have
developed as the Campus popu-
sized the eminency of position that Wisconsin has     lation has grown and
the Union program developed.
reached in this field. He also covered all other fields  Among the proposals
which the architects and the
of University activities and answered many questions  Union committee are
now studying are the develop-

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