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

Campus headlines,   p. 29


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   Fate of University
   Now in Hands of
   State Legislature
     MADISON, April 25-The
   Board of Regents has placed its
   requests before the joint commit-
   tee on finance, and now the fate
   of the University is strictly in the
   hands of the State Legislature.
     "We must ask you for more money,"
   A. Matt Werner, Sheboygan, chairman
   of the Regent finance committee, told
the- Senato rs--and-Assembtymen-earty
   this mont-.h.
     "We must have your assurance that
   sufficient funds will be provided," said
   Pres. E. B. Fred.
     Specifically the University is asking
   for a state appropriation of $20,392,972
   for operation and maintenance between
   July 1, 1947, and June 30, 1949. This
   request is exclusive of. any funds for
   new buildings. It represents an increase
   of $7,769,190 over the current budget.
   It is almost three times the amount
   granted by the state for the last nor-
   mal prewar biennium in 1939-41.
     The University appropriation will be-
   come a part of the over-all state budget
   Wiley Bill Would Set
   Up Advisory Council
   For Higher Education
     A bill (390-A) by Assemblyman
   Wiley (Rep., Galesville) to set up a
   State- Council of Higher Education,
   with advisory power' only, has been in-
   troduced in the Assembly.
     The six-man Council would be com-
which the joint finance committee is ex-
pected to recommend early next month.
  t Regent Werner listed six reasons why
the University is asking for more
money. They include the tremendous
increase in enrollment, the growing
upperclass enrollment, the fact that the
University is operating around the
clock and through the calendar, the
constant expansion of off-campus serv-
ices, the low purchasing power of the
dollar, and the pressing for bigger
faculty salaries and more faculty
personnel.
  "The most urgent need of the Uni-
versity is to have funds with which to
recruit and maintain an excellent fac-
ulty," President Fred told the Legis-
lators. "At present our salary scale
places us in a definitely unfavorable
competitive position. We shall be con-
fronted with a large number of faculty
resignations-unless-we are-able tol pay-
substantially higher salaries than we
do at present."
  Regent Werner emphasized that the
University's request is not padded.
  "We feel duty bound to tell you," he
said,."that any reductions made-in the
original- requests -of the Regents must
necessarily reduce the scope, quality, and
effectiveness of University services."
Boxing Team Chalks Up
Another Perfect Record
  Wisconsin's boxing team eked out a
41/2-3   decision over Miami Univer-
sity at Miami on Apr. 12. It was the
14th consecutive dual match victory
for the Badgers and their second un-
defeated season in a row.
  In the National Collegiate Athletic
Association boxing tournament held in
Madison in March, two Wisconsin boys
won national championships. They were
Cliff Lutz at 145 pounds (his third)
and John Lendenski at 165.
Brings Honor to UW
ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE, 'Jr., x'17,
LLD'38, former US Senator from Wiscon-
sin, has been awarded Collier's $10,000
prize for distinguished legislative service
in 1946 on the basis of his leadership in
enacting laws ,'to modernize rules and
streamline Congress., Mr. La Follette has
in turn bequeathed the  ward. to -the
University of Wisconsin to set up a Rob-
ert M. La Follette, Jr. Scholarip. "I pro-
pose a graduate scholarshipl> he wrote
to the Regents. -to promote t4, study of
government reorganization, 4* the end
that the instrumentalities of jvernment
at all levels may funcion moeefficiently
and be more responsive to the will of
the people."
Congregational Alumni
Mark 40th Anniversary
poseu o± two members irom tue u Vw
Board of Regents, two from the Nor-
mal School Board, orte from the Stout
Trustees, and one from the Wisconsin
Institute of' Technology. The Council
would meet four times a year and have
power to recommend action to the va-
rious educational boards about coor-
dinating policies, budgets, control, pur-
chasing, and administration.
  Other new bills affecting the Univer-
sity are:
  471-S: To grant the University $482,-
757 in deficiency funds.
  429-S: To bar Communists- from the
UW student body, faculty, and Regents.
..5Z&S: To permit part-time employ-
ment without examination of veterans
attending the University.
  325-A: To provide optional military
training at the University.
  410-A: To create a construction and
improvement reserve trust fund for
future construction, remodeling, and
improvement of state-owned buildings.
  508-S: To take away from the Re-
gents their right to hire and fire pro-
fessors. All UW teachers would be
appointed by the president and the
deans. The bill, introduced by Sen. J.
Earl Leverich, x'13, Sparta, grew out
of the Howard J. McMurray case last
winter in which the Regents refused to
appoint the former Democratic Con-
gressman to the political science faculty.
  rixcessive Dooing at Tne IN UAA tour-
nament prompted Regent John D.
Jones, Racine, to raise "the obvious
question" at a recent Regent meeting
of whether the sport should continue
to be sponsored by the UW.
Crew Will Row Here on
Commencement Weekend
  The UW crew will row the most ex-
tensive schedule in the history of the
sport at Madison. Four races have al-
ready been set and three more are
pending.
  The schedule to date is:
  May 3-Marietta College at Cincin-
nati.
  May 10-Syracuse, Cornell, Harvard
at Ithaca, N. Y.
  May 24-Pennsylvania at Lake Men-
dota.
  June 21-Poughkeepsie Regatta on
Hudson River, N. Y.
Badger Nine Loses
  Wisconsin's baseball team got off to
a bad start in its defense of the Big
Nine title when it dropped two games
to Ohio State University at the start
of the season.
  _"'L'..JO  TV ,L'0%,V110AA1  C.IUL.A.IJ .I.  WlV W.LU Y ..L
Congregationalists on the campus will
be coming back to Madison on May 2,
3, and 4 as the Congregational Student
Association celebrates its 40th birth-
day. The Wisconsin CSA was the first
Congregational student association ever
organized and the third Christian stu-
dent group in the country.
  The anniversary program will include
an historical pageant and banquet on
Friday evening, religious seminars on
Saturday, and a special service con-
ducted by Student Pastor David Mait-
land at the First Congregational Church
on Sunday.
  Special speakers include the Rev.
Earl Speicher, of Northland College,
moderator of the State Congregational
Conference; Clay Schoenfeld, '41, edi-
tor of the Wisconsin Alumnus and con-
tributing editor-of the Wisconsin Con-
gregational Chwrch Life, and the Rev.
Phillip Sarles, '33, former student pres-
ident of the CSA and now pastor of the
Rogers Park Congregational Church of
Chicago.
Gates Named Vistor
  Clough Gates, '02, Superior, who
served as a member of the Board of
Regents from 1936 to 1939, has been
appointed to the University Board of
Visitors.
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