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Schoenfeld, Clay (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 49, Number 8 (May 1948)

June's bustin out all over!,   pp. 6-7


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    there. A class luncheon at The Wooden Bowl
    will take place Saturday noon. Under t h e
    leadership of Dr. Erwin Schmidt, arrangements
    are being made for special features to follow
    both meals, and for the publication of a class
    directory.
      Leroy J. Burlingame, Milwaukee, president of
   the class of 1918, is in charge of arrangements
   for the reunion of the war-year graduates.
      For its Silver Anniversary Reunion the class
    of 1923 has made extensive plans under the
    guidance of Rollie Williams, Iowa City, class
    president. Included are publication of a class
    directory, a giant Smorgasbord in Great Hall
    at noon, Saturday, June 19, and presentation of
    a musical feature at the Alumni Day program
    in the Union Theater Saturday night. Whit
    Huff is chairman of the reunion events.
    A class luncheon on Saturday noon, June 19,
    is one of the events being planned by Harry C.
    Thoma, president of the class of 1928.
    The class of 1933 will be notified on reunion
    plans by district chairmen. Heading the ar-
    rangements is Hugh Oldenburg, president.
    In command of the 1938 luncheon is George
    Fooney, Columbus, Ohio, class president.
    The fifth anniversary of the class of 1943
    will feature a class luncheon, according to John
    Winner, class president.
    Headline event of the Weekend is the Uni-
    versity's 95th Commencement in the Field
    House beginning at 8:30 Saturday morning,
    June 19. M o r e than 2500 degrees will be
    awarded, hitting an all-time high in the Univer-
    sity's history. President Fred will deliver the
    traditional charge to the graduates and Gover-
    nor Oscar Rennebohm, '11, will mark the State
    Centennial year by addressing the assembled
    graduates and alumni.
    The Alumni Dinner will take place in Tripp
    Commons and the Cafeteria in the Memorial
    Union at 6:30 p. m. Saturday. President Fred
    will hold his annual reception for graduates
    and alumni in the Memorial Union Friday night
    at 8.
    At the Alumni Program in the Union Theater
    at 8 p. m. Saturday President Fred will give his
    annual state-of-the-University address. Awards
    will be presented to the outstanding junior man
    and woman and to seniors who have contributed
    most to the welfare of the University. Certifi-
    cates of achievement will also be given to dis-
    tinguished alumni.
    A registration and information desk will be
    maintained by the Alumni Association in the
    foyer of the Union throughout the weekend.
    Rooms will be available to alumni in the Uni-
    versity Residence Halls at $1.50 a night, pro-
    viding reservations are made by June 10.
                 REUNION
     BY THE LATE PROFESSOR OF ROMANCE.
            LANGUAGES, W. F. GIESE
  How peaceful dost thou lie,
  Templed and throned in queenly majesty,
  High on thy wave-washed, pine-girt, pastoral hill,
      So calm, so still,
  So uninvaded by the noise
  Of worldly strife or worldly joys,
  It seems as if within thy still demesne
  Nature had in some holier mood
  Reared her a temple in the solitude,
     So tranquil, so serene.
_Thy calm iiighit-alm~ost teach us1to orget~
  What we have scarce learned yet:
  That for earth's nobler spirits, life
  Is woven less of peace than strife.
  0, Alma Mater! May we then,
  Amid the busy press of men,
  Amid the fret and pain and strife
  That vex our life,
  Become our oldtime selves again
  For one brief hour. Give us some balm
  To drive our petty pains away;
  Show Nature's everlasting calm
  Behind man's struggle for a day;
  Let thy sweet peace
  Pervade a moment our world weary hearts.
  And with all this--AhI give us, too,
  Some touch of thy eternal youth!
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