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

With the alumni,   pp. 23-25

Page 24

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 oped an organization of agents that is one
 of the best in the Midwest. During the past
 year, the Emerson Life Insurance Agency
 wrote $2,873,200.00 in life insurance. In no
 year during the past 10, has his agency
 fallen below the, million mark . . . Prof.
 Martin G. GLAESER of the UW faculty
 has 'been appointed a visiting professor
 of economics at Pomona College, Clare-
 mont, Calif. for the second semester.
 1912 .       ......... ..             W
 Atty. James McDONALD, Dane county
 divorce couinsel, has resigned effective Mar.
 1 and attorney. Sverre 0. BRAATHEN,
 '23, Madison, has been named to succeed
 him. Mr. McDonald resigned to devote full
 time to his private law practice . . . Wil-
 liam A. DIETER, Madison, died Feb. 23 at
 a Madison hospital. Mr. Dieter was an
 agent for the Central Life Assurance So-
 ciety. He had farmed in the southwestern
 part of the state until coming to Madison
 inĂ½ 1920.
 1913 .......      ...........        W
 Ralph H. CAHILL, village engineer and
 commisisoner of public works at White-
 fish Bay, Wis., has been appointed a com-
 missioner for the Metropolitan Sewerage
 Commission of Milwaukee County.
 1914   W.......
 Lester F. BRUMM, Madison, associate
 professor of accounting in the University
 extension division, died Feb. 25 at a Madi-
 son hospital. Mr. Brumm was an instructor
 in accounting at the University from 1914
 to 1916 and held a similar post at Colum-
 bia University from 1919 to 1931. He had
 been associate professor of accounting in
 business administration at the University
 since 1936.
 1915 .  ....         .......         W
 Herbert W. A. RUSCH, Madison, died
 Feb. 13, having suffered a stroke a few
 days previously. He was an engineer with
 the Wisconsin Power and Light Co. for
 23 years.
 1916 .      ..........               W
 Howard I. POTTER, vice-president of
 Marsh & McLennan, was elected a director
 at the annual meeting of the Merchandise
 National Bank, Chicago, in January.
 1919...      .......   .......W
 Cape, God on the Subway, a new book by
 Arthur McCAFFERY, is scheduled for pub-
 lication March 17 by the Dial Press. Mr.
 McCaffery, a former Madisonian, has been
 living for some years in New York and has
 written an account involving pleasure boat-
 ing and boaters in the New York area.
 1920   .  a ....          ........ W
 Walter A. O'MEARA, Woodstock, N. Y.,
 is author of The Trees Went Forth. He had
 served in the first World War, then started
 his advertising career with  J. Walter
 Thompson in Chicago, going to New York
 in 1932. During World War II he served
with OPA and OSS. He is now connected
with Thompson as a special consultant ...
Col. George SIMPSON, veteran of World
War I and II, is professor of geography at
Eau Claire State Teachers College. He
played football at the University, coached
football at Eau Claire High School and at
the Teachers' College, and was a Big Ten
official for many years.
1922 .....       ........... .w
  William  C. FLINN, St. Paul, Minn., is
vice-president of the Great Northern Iron
Ore Properties.
1923 .......       ...........        W
  Dr. George H. CONANT, Ripon, who
started a business on pieces of plant tissue
1/2000 of an inch thick back in 1926, now
produces and markets about 100,000 botan-
ical slides a year in his laboratories in
Ripon. His adaptation of the Flemming
triple stain process enables him to dye fifty
different botanical specimens at one time.
Dr. Conant's business consists of collecting
a cross section of the plant kingdom and
preparing these items for botanical slides.
1924    ...   .....    ........       W
  Prof. Clement E. TROUT, head of the
department of technical journalism' at
Oklahoma A&M College, holds one of the
first master's degrees given in agricultural
Wins Coveted Oscar
FREDRIC. MARCH, '20, and Olivia de
Havilland have walked off with Holly-
wood's 1947 "'Oscars," emblematic of film
success, Mr. March being honored for his
role as a tipsy father in The Best Years
of Our Lives. It was the second Oscar
for March, he having won one in 1932
for his work in Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Hyde. March, then known as Frederick
Bickel, of Racine, madle his first stage
appearance in a Haresfoot show at Wis-
consin in 1917. After a hitch in the army
as an artillery lieutenant he returned to
the campus to major in commerce, man-
age the varsity -football team,. and be
prexy of the class of '20. Upon graduat-
ing he ditched a scholarship-apprentice
job in a New York bank and turned to
the stage and screen with a success that
is now legendary. March last visited
Madison in 1939 to attend the Purdue-
Wisconsin Homecoming football game.
journalism at the University of Wisconsin
* . . Edgar W. HABIGHORST, Marinette,
manager of the American Excelsior Corp.,
will be a candidate for the fifth ward
alderman . . . Beulah CHARMLEY, Mad-
ison, has accepted a position in the English
department at the University of Illinois.
She has been teaching at State Teachers
College, Duluth, Minn.
1925 . ......... w
  Dwight M. WARNER, Whitewater, was
killed in an auto accident Mar. 21 near Mt.
Horeb. He was a member of the state
board of normal regents and lecturer in
social hygiene for the state board of health
. . . Robert C. GRELLE, Madison attor-
ney, died April 1 in a Madison hospital
after suffering a heart attack. He had
practiced in Madison since 1930, when he
formed a partnership with George M.
Schlotthauer. Mr. Grelle was active in the
YMCA and a director of the Prairie City
Bank, Prairie du Chien.
1926 .....      ...........         W
  Henry C. FRENCH, head of the research
and development department of the Heil
Co., Milwaukee, has designed a new auto-
mobile and is figuring on going ahead with
construction of a full size car: along the
lines of a wooden model shaped to his de-
sign. He built a number of custom cars in
past years and hopes to have a working
model of his design built , o . August G.
FRUEHAN, professor of chemistry        at
Miami University, Oxford, 0., since 1928,
died March 18 after a short illness. He is
survived by his wife, the former Margaret
Cass, '28 . . . Dr. J. Hugo THOMPSON,
Viroqua dentist, died March 18 in a Madi-
son hospital . . . Capt. Grace NICHOLS,
daughter of Mrs. Nellie Nichols, 514 Ever-
green Ave., Madison, has been awarded the
army commendation ribbon for meritorious
service and superior performance of duty.
Capt. Nichols has served in the WAC for
four years, nearly three years of which
have been overseas. First in the censorship
division in Australia, Port Moresby and
Biak, she then transferred to the research
department in Manila and later to the edu-
cation department in Tokyo. She returned
to the United States in March.
1927                          ..... ,W
  Dr. and Mrs: Edgar S. GORDON, (Lola
GRAY, '37), Madison, announce the birth
of their second son on March 20. They also
have a daughter, Joan. Dr. Gordon is on
the staff of the Wisconsin General Hospital.
1928 ..    ..............             W
  A   new  sports department has    been
opened in the University Co-op, 702 State
St., Madison, and    John  R. "Chubby"
GOODLAD, Madison, is the new manager..
In his undergraduate days at the Univer-
sity Mr. Goodlad was prominent in campus
activities. He was a member of both tnhe
varsity football and boxing teams and par-
ticipated in the productions of Haresfoot
and the Wisconsin Players ... Prof. Clyde
KLUCKHOHN of Harvard University was
awarded the $10,000 McGraw-Hill science
writing prize of 1947 for his-book Anthro-
pology and   the World - Today . . . Dr.
Thomas F. FURLONG, Jr., ear, nose and
throat specialist, Ardmol-e, Pa., has been
promoted to assistant professor of otalar-
yngology in the graduate school of medi-
cine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Richard E. ELA, Madison, has announced
the formation of a partnership with his
brother, Robert, '39. The Richard E. Ela
Co., industrial supply firm, was started in
1938. Robert spent four years in the navy
and since his release in Dec., 1945, has
been employed by the firm.
1929 ..    ............, W
  Violante COOK, chief dietitian at Engle-
wood Hospital, Chicago, was married Feb.
15 to Marshall A. RICE, '32, Milwaukee
attorney. They will 2632 N. Oak-
land Ave., Milwaukee. Mr. Rice had served
in the armed forces for three years. He
was a member of the 28th Infantry in the
European theater of operations and served
as assistant to the chief legal officer, mili-
tary government, Land Salzburg, Austria.
1930 .......       ...........        W
  Arlan BOWEN, Bangor, died Feb. 22 at
Winona, Minn. He was manager of the
Bangor Lumber Co. Mr. Bowen had been
manager of the Bangor Telephone Com-
pany until it was sold in 1942. He is sur-
vived by his wife, Selma Hume, and two
children . . . Ruth PECH, formerly of
Manitowoc, was married Feb. 15 to J.
Parker Gillespie, president of the Gillespie-
Blumer Motors, Inc., Madison. Mrs. Gil-
lespie is a social service worker for Dane
County . . . Robert J. POSS, formerly of
Antigo, is now city engineer with the city
of Marinette. He is superintendent of main-
tenance street department and construction.
1931 ...         ..........           W
  Carl A. FLOM, a Madison lawyer who
sat on Gen. MacArthur's GHQ high appel-
late court in Tokyo, has just returned to
Madison and will resume his law practice
here. Mr. Flom was a former alderman and
a member of the county board and has
practiced law in Madison for ten years
before entering military service . . . R.
Freeman BUTTS has been promoted from
associate professor to professor of educa-
tion at the Teachers College, Columbia
University, New   York   City . . . Fred
WITTNER     and partner, May Halperin
WITTNER, of the Fred Wittner Advertis-
ing Co., of New York, the Moore Company's
agency, supervised the design, organization
of material and production of the Moore
book Precision Hole Location, which was

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