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Schoenfeld, Clay (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 48, Number 9 (June 1947)

With the alumni,   pp. 17-19


Page 18


'Rennebohm Scholars" Honor Governor and Wife
  ELEVEN G-RADUATES of Wisconsin high schools, whose meritorious work during
their high school days earned for them awards of "Oscar Rennebohm Scholarships"
while attending the University of Wisconsin, are shown in this picture as
they
honored Acting Governor Oscar Rennebohm, '11, and Mrs. Rennebohm, '20, at
a
dinner in the Memorial Union on the University campus recently. The students
who
arranged the honorary dinner were recipients of scholarships in 1944. 1945.
and
1946. They are, left to right, standing: Virginia Kroener, Blair; Karna Cichowski,
La Crosse: Charmion Bolles, Janesville; Lucille Myhre, DeForest; Mary Dahlberg.
Ladysmith; Juanita Sullivan. Fond du Lac: Robert Anderson, Washburn; Arne
Wick-
lund, Gile. Merilee Krueger, Tomahawk; and seated, left to right: Frances
Bubolz,
Hollister, and Lorraine 'Prosa, Deerfield, with honorary guests at the dinner,
Mrs.
Arthur IL Uhl and Professor Uhl, '21, director of the school of pharmacy:
Mrs.
Rennebohm and Governor Rennebohm: Mrs. John Guy Fowlkes and Dean Fowlkes
of the University Summer Session: and Mrs. Franklin Van Sant; x'19, and Mr.
Van
Sant, x'22, of Madison.
       (Continued from patge 17)
 1913..       ..    ........          W
 Roscoe F. BALLARD, Chester, Pa., re-
 search engineer for the Morgan Concen-
 trating Co., died June 13, 1946 at the US
 Veterans Hospital, Castle Point, N. Y. He
 served in World War I and was later
 affiliated with the Righter Conley Mfg. Co.,
 Pittsburgh. At the University he was active
 in Sigma Nu Fraternity and Haresfoot . . .
 James  G. "Jerry"   TAPPINS, Chicago,
 former advertising manager of the Wiscon-
 sin State Journal, Madison, died March 30.
 Mr. Tappins was on the State Journal staff
 more than 20 years ago. He is survived by
 a brother, Noble J. TAPPINS, '25, Chicago,
 and a sister, Mrs. Ann ORWIG, '29, Detroit
 . . . Dr. John T. SCHWAB, Oconomowoc,
 has been named chief of the division of
 livestock sanitation by the State Board of
 Agriculture, beginning July 1. He has been
 a practicing veterinarian since 1923.
 1914   .........           .... W
 Herschel L. BRADSHAW        is now  an
 auditor-purser with the  US   Merchant
 Marine at 466 Fulton St., San Francisco
      The TWA Star of Hollywood (fea-
tured in the news when its glass "blister"
was blown off killing the navigator) car-
ried Arthur J. ALTMEYER, US Commis-
sioner for Social Security and member of
the UN Social Commission. Mr. Altmeyer
is a native of DePere . . . Edward F.
TANGHE, research engineer of the Mil-
waukee waterworks since 1927, was re-
cently appointed assistant superintendent
of the city waterworks system . . . Mrs.
Richard ELIAS (Agnes HALL), who ar-
rived from Europe at the beginning of the
war, has now settled with her family at
Readfleld, Maine ... Mrs. Harlow BRAD-
LEY (Ernestine CHASE) has been spend-
ing the last six months motoring through
the southwestern United States and Mexico
in a house trailer . . . Ralph W. ENGS-
BERG, Lake Mills, was recently appointed
chief telephone engineer of the Federal
Telephone and Radio Corp. of Newark and
Clifton, N. J., where he has worked7 since
1935. A veteran of World War I, he was
employed by Western Electric for two
years and was head of his own electrical
contracting business for 10 years following.
1915 .........       .......... W
  Harvey V. HIGLEY, president of the
Ansul Chemical Company, Marinette, has
been appointed a district chairman of the
University Foundation's centennial cam-
paign to raise five million dollars. He will
direct the drive in Oconto, Marinette, Flor-
ence and Forest Counties.
1916 ......         ..........         W
   Dr. Donald DuSHANE, former Indiana
 educator and president for two years of the
 National Education Assn., died March 11 at
 his home in Washington, D. C. . . . The
 musical avocation of Dr. Robert BRUNK-
 HORST, outstanding Milwaukee surgeon,
 was climaxed with his direction of the first
 portion of the Oshkosh Civic symphony
 concert on March 25. While a student in
 the Medical School at the University, he
 was chief musician of the University band
 and a member of Haresfoot. Dr. Brunk-
 horst is now conductor of Tripoli Shrine
 band, the Milwaukee Police band and the
 Milwaukee Professional Men's Symphony
 ... An odyssey with Badger overtones
 was recently completed by Mrs. Lester C.
 ROGERS    (Lucile PRITCHARD), Win-
 netka, Ill., who, while visiting California,
 called upon former Classmates, Dr. and
 Mrs. Donald BELL, '17 (Kathryn MILLER).
 The Bells live at Ojai "in a delightful
 ranch house on the mountain side." Enroute
 Mrs. Rogers met Mrs. H. Paul CULVER
 (Edith DODD), who moved not long ago
 from Detroit to Chicago.
 1917 .......      .......     ...   W
 Walter W. TRURAN, assistant vice
 president since 1942 of the New York Tele-
 phone Co., died March 7 after an illness
 of several months. He was formerly chief
 engineer in the company's Long Island
 area and later in Manhattan . . . Word
 has been received of the death of August
 F. FRENDBERG, Ravenna, Ky., on April
 17, 1944. Mr. Frendberg was with the L & N
 Railroad at Ravenna . . . The Luther
 Gulick medal-awarded annually to the
 person serving with greatest distinction in
 the field of physical education-has been
 given to Blanche M. TRILLING, who re-
 tired last July after serving for 34 years
 as director of the women's Physical Edu-
 cation Department of the University. This
 honor was accorded her at the April meet-
 ing of the American Association for Health,
 Physical Education and Recreation held in
 Seattle, Wash.... Donald W. TYRRELL,
Madison, has been promoted from vice-
president and general manager to president
of Ray-O-Vac Co. He entered the company
as a laboratory assistant in 1920 . . .
Eunice S. FENELON, landscape architect,
is now living in Weyauwega. After gradu-
ation she studied at the University of Illi-
nois and   Harvard, spent one summer
abroad touring the gardens of Italy, Eng-
land and France and worked at Indian-
apolis and Cleveland, where for more than
five years she served as director of the
Garden Center of Greater Cleveland.
1918    ..........                     W
   Clayton F. VAN PELT, Fond du Lac,
 president of the Fred Jtueping Leather Co.,
 has been elected to the board of directors
 of the Wisconsin Power & Light Co., Madi-
 son.
 1919.          ..........W
 Agnes    H. JOHNSON, retired     school
 teacher and resident of Madison for 15
 years, died April 6 at a nursing home after
 a long illness.
 1920 .........       .......... W
   John W. McPHERRIN, editor since 1942
 of the American Druggist (one of the oldest
 business publications in America) has been
 appointed vice chairman of the national
 information committee of the Committee
 for Economic Development, 285 Madison
 Ave., New York City. Mr. McPherrin, in 16
 years of advertising and sales work has
 served with Bauer & Black and also han-
 dled the Pepsodent account for the Lord
 and Thomas Advertising Agency.
 1921 ......W
   George W. BARBO, farmer of Hammond
 and rural mail carrier since 1927, died
 Jan. 12.
 1922 ...    .........         ... W
   Mary SMILEY, formerly of Albany, is
 now manager of the Food Fair Luncheon-
 ette of the Fair Store in Cincinnati...
 Dr. Joseph V. S. DAUKSYS, resident of
 Beacon, N. Y. and staff member of the Vet-
 erans Hospital at Castle Point, died April 6
      William F. UHLIG, Phoenix, Ariz.,
 died Feb. 9, 1940 . . . Robert GERHOLZ,
 former president of the National Associa-
 tion of Home Builders, is now handling the
 home building operations of Gerholz-Healy,
 Inc., Flint, Mich.
 1923 .........       .......... W
   After 43 years of teaching and six years
 of retirement, Thomas V. PRUITT, Terre
 Haute, Ind., died Jan. 12 . . . John W.
 SHELHAMMER, Milwaukee, deputy asses-
 sor of incomes for the state of Wisconsin,
 died last January . . . Louis E. NELSON,
 Maywood, Ill., is now president of the First
 National Bank of Maywood. Mr. Nelson
 was- formerly a resident of Superior.
 1924 .........        ......... W
 Arthur M. SELLS, attorney for the Elec-
 tric Co., Milwaukee, was named vice pres-
 ident at the firm's annual meeting of stock-
 holders ... John C. CORNELIUS, Minne-
 apolis, executive vice president of Batten,
 Barton, Durstine & Osborn, Inc., was slated
 for promotion from vice chairman to chair-
 man of the board of the American Assn. of
 Advertising Agencies at its annual meeting
 in New York April 16 and 17 . . . Porter
 BUTTS, Wisconsin Union director, was for
 the tenth time elected a member of the
 executive committee and editor of publica-
 tions by the Association of College Unions
 at its annual conference held at the Uni-
 versity of Illinois last April. More than 250
 delegates, representing 100 colleges in the
 US and Canada, heard Butts' paper on The
 Union as a University Division of Social
 Education and participated in a panel dis-
 cussion which he led on planning a Union
 building in 1947. More than 100 institutions
 plan to build Unions as soon as construc-
 tion conditions permit . . . Vanderveer
 VOORHEES, Homewood, Ill., has been ad-
 vanced to the rank of senior patent attor-
 ney with Standard Oil Co. of Indiana.
 1925 .........       .......... W
 Firman H. HASS, CPA       for Ernst &
 Ernst, Detroit, has been admitted to part-
 nership. Arthur E. GAIL, '27, and Newman
 T. HALVORSON, '30, have been similarly
 honored. The office is at 2000 Buhl Bldg.,
 Detroit . . . Everett B. SWINGLE is the
 newly appointed Milwaukee Sentinel farm
 editor. His column will be called "Badger
 Bread and Butter" and full interpretation
 for city and rural readers will be provided
 on agricultural subjects. Mr. Swingle's
 background includes nearly 20 years of
 newspaper work at Michigan State College
 and elsewhere.
 1926 .........      .......... W
 Prof. Ray A. BILLINGTON of North-
western University is co-author of The
United States: American Democracy in
WVorld Perspective, 1492-1947. Unique in


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