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Schoenfeld, Clay (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 48, Number 8 (May 1947)

Harris, Michael
Overflow crowd attends Milwaukee banquet,   p. 21


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Overflow Crowd Attends Milwaukee Banquet
   By MICHAEL HARRIS, '43
Of the Milwaukee Journal Staff
  Theirimpressed on some 800 friends and
alumni of the university at a University of Wisconsin Foundation
dinner at the Schroeder Hotel in Milwaukee on Mar. 25.
  Brought together in the opening dinner of a drive to raise
$5,000,000 in the state for a 100th birthday present for the Univer-
sity, the group was informed of the plans to rebuild the lower campus into
a
new mall. More than that, they were told that the responsibility for the
drive's
success was largely in their hands.
  "Good teachers cannot do their most effective work without means,"
they were
reminded by Prof. Willim H. Kiekhofer PhD'13,r known as "Wild Bill"
to
generations  of Wisconsin  students.
"Wisconsin-is_ jeopardized by inade-
quate buildings."'
They would be expe-tedbo contri-bute
heavily to the drive, they were told.
But they were also entertained.
  The University glee club, the intro-
duction of three members of the Uni-
versity's championship basketball. game
and a "rebroadcast" of part of the title
game against Purdue, and a "concert"
by Kirkpatrick's German Band, a group
6f nine students who played in the
Spike Jones manner, helped them re-
gain any school spirit they might have
lost. The alumni, in fact, made the
hotel's Crystal Ballroom sound almost
like the field house during the "broad-
cast" by Bob Heiss, WTMJ sports an-
nouncer. When   the  Badgers  made
baskets, they cheered; they booed when
Purdue got its points.
  Their school spirit would be needed
if the drive were to be successful,-Kiek-
hofer. said. If they should respond with
enthusiasm, the University would get
"the most beautiful campus in the
country," he. added.
  Help would be needed if the Univer-
sity were to keep up with its expand-
ing enrollment, Kiekhofer warned.
  "The increase is -not_ comp~osed only
of veterans," President E. B. Fred
said. '.Last fall Milwaukee county sent
to Madison 250 more girls than it did
in 1940. This was an incl~ase of more
than 60%.
  I"Next fall, young men just graduat-
ing from high school will probably
have their first free opportunity to go,
to college instead of into the armed
service. We shall, therefore, see a sim-
ilar increase in the numnber of young
men who will start a university career.
The facts I have given you about Mil-
waukee can be repeated in every county
of the state."
  The University has the opportunity
to be "matchless among her sister uni-
versities," Fred said. At the moment,
he added, it is "crowded literally to the
walls of its classrooms, laboratories,
dormitories, portable houses and bar-
racks."
  ,"The foundation's program will con-
tribute those 'extras' which lift a uni-
versity from the ordinary to the ex-
traordinary," Fred said. "The citizens
of Wisconsin, through their Legislature,
have supported the customary opera-
tions of the University. The demands
for state support are very heavy, how-
ever,. and the University does not ask
for more than a fair share."
   Gov.. Oscar Rennebohm, '11, who
 worked his way through the Univer-
 sity's Pharmacy School, promised that
   Hel wold e nede iftheUnier-PROFESSOR KIEKHOFER
ing  nrolmet, iekhferwared. the state government would do its part
                                  The lumi wuldhav tohelp mos
of vterns,"Preidet E.B. redbecause they owe a special debt, h(
said "Lst all  ilwuke couty entadded.
to Mdisn 20 mre grlstha  itdid "Most of us realize that we havw
in 140.Thi wa an ncraseof  oresupported her very inadequately in thi
than 60%.last 20 years," the governor said. "Yel
  "Nex fal, yungmen ustgradat-those of us who have had training therE
ing romhighschol  ill  robblyrealize that she is bounteous."
hav  thir irs fre oporuniy t go Future generations must also havE
to cllee isted o ino te amedthe opportunities which he and otherc
serice Weshlltheefoeseea sm-enjoyed, Gov. Rennebohm- said. ThE
ilarinceas  inthenumer  f yungFoundation's program would help makE
men ho  ill tar a uivesitycarer.such opportunities possible, he said.
Thefacs Ihav  gvenyouabot Ml- Campaign workers have been in
wauke cn b repate inever contystructed to get "substantial" contribu
of te stte."tions, Abner A. Heald, x'25, Milwauke(
  TheUniersty  as he  ppotuntyCounty chairman of the drive, an
to  e "atcles amng  er istr ui-nounced. Alumni will be expected t(
verstie,"  redsaid Atthemomntmake their payments over a four-yeaJ
he aded itis croded iteall totheperiod, he added, so that the Universit3
wall ofitsclasroos, abortoreswill be able to get as much as possibli
dormtoresporablehoues  nd  ar-from each.
racks.""This is, not just a birthday," Mr
  "Th fondaions pogrm wll on-Heald said. "This is-an event -whici
tribte hos 'etra' wichlif a ni-occurs just once in 100 years.
versty fom  he odinay t theex- "Wisconsin helped you on your way,'
trardiary" Fed  aid "Te ctiznsHeald continued, repeating the drive'~
of  iscnsi, hrogh hei Lgisatueslogan. "Wisconsin needs your hell
havesuporte  th  cusomay opra-today.""
for tat suportarever heay, ow- Special dinner guests were George I
ever an  th  Unversty  oesnotaskHaight, '99, chairman of the board o.
for  orethana fir sare" . the Foundation; Willium J. Hagenab
  Gov.Oscr Renebhm, 11,who'03, executive director of the Founda
workd hs wa  thoug  theUnier-tion; Howard, I. Potter, '16, Foundatioi
sit's  haracyScool prmisd tatpresident; Frank J. Sensenbrenner
president of the University Board of
Regents; Basil I. Peterson, '12, Founda-
tion administrative secretary; Joseph
A. Cutler, '09, president of the Wiscon-
sin Alumni Association; John Berge,
'22, executive secretary of the Alumni
Association; Mrs. Richard Krug, '37,
chairman of the women's division of
the Milwaukee Foundation committee;
Matt Werner, University Regent; Leon-
ard Kleczka, University Regent; and
John Callahan, state superintendent of
public instruction.
  Besides President Fred, 16 members
of the University of Wisconsin staff
attended the banquet. They were L. E.
Luberg, PhM'36, assistant to the pres-
    *dnt  A "- Peterso  , '24-director--of'_
business and finance; L. H. Adolfson,
PhD'42, director of the Extension Divi-
sion; Barbara Colbron, assistant to the
dean of women; F. H. Elwell, '08, dean-
of the School of Commerce; John Guy
Fowlkes, dean of the Summer Session;
0. A. Hougen, '18, professor of chem-
ical engineering; M a r k Ingraham,
MA'22, dean of the L&S College; Wil-
liam F. Lorenz, professor of neuropsy-
chiatry; 0. S. Rundell, '10, dean of the
Law School; W. B. Sarles, '26, profes-
sor of agricultural bacteriology; Harry
Stuhldreher, director of athletics; Mrs.
Louise Troxell, dean of women; M. 0.
Withey, dean of the College of Engi-
neering; P. L. Trump, PhD'34, associ-
ate director of student personnel serv-
ices; and Clay Schoenfeld, '41, editor
of the Wisconsin Alumnus.
               * * *    -
  Acting as toastmaster was Harold
Story, '12. L. L. Smith, Kohler, spoke in
behalf of the Foundation's central com-
mittee. The crowd overflowed the main
dining room of the hotel.
Iowa County Alumni Hold
Bier Rallv at DodaervillA
S
1s
I
  Prof. William B. Sarles, '26, of the
University  agricultural bacteriology
department, and Basil L Peterson, '12,
executive secretary of the University
of Wisconsin  Foundation, were the
speakers at a Dodgeville rally of Iowa
County alumni on Mar. 24.
  Atty. David 0. Jones, Law c'31, Min-
eral Point, was general chairman of
the dinner, assisted by R. 0. Kahlen-
berg, '37, Dodgeville, in charge of
tickets, a n d Mrs. Arthur   Strong,,
Dodgeville, decorations chairman.
  Local chairmen were Merton Harrop,
x'35, Arena; Joseph B. Eagan, '13,
Avoca; Mrs. A. S. Arneson, '17, Barne-
veld; John Hickok, '31, Cobb; Mrs.
E. L. Obma, '32, Dodgeville; Preston
Willis, Linden; Robson   Bainb.dgei; . .
x'13, Rewey; and Alfred Strutt, x'97.
Ridgeway.
Southern California Alums
Hear Dr. DuBridge, PhD'26
  Dr. Lee Alvin DuBridge, PhD'26,
new president of California Tech, w.As
the guest speaker at the Southern Cali-
fornia Founders' Day fete on Feb. 15
at Los Angeles and earned a typical
Wisconsin skyrocket from the Badgers
present for his performance.
  New officers were elected at the
meeting.
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