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Johnson, Dwight A. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 51, Number 1 (Oct. 1949)

Alumni,   pp. 10-11

Research,   pp. 11-12

Page 11

Slichter . . . was particularly ener-
getic in promoting Van Hise to the
  FOR THE FIRST 12 years the
Bradfords housed men students. The
Sigma Nu fraternity was organized
there and the brethren held bull ses-
sions and parties in the spacious liv-
ing rooms until they bought their
own house.
  Fraternity boys were followed by
the membership of the Apollo or-
chestra, a group of student musi-
cians who picked up an honest dollar
playing for campus dances.
  In 1912 the Dean of Women, Mrs.
Lois K. Mathews, persuaded room-
ing house owners in the neighbor-
hood to turn it into an all-girl area.
By adding a third floor and three
sleeping  porches, the  Bradfords
made room for -25 girls. The tramp
of young men's feet on the stairs
and the brass and blare of the or-
chestra rehearsals gave way to the
genteel whisper of young ladies'
long skirts.
  Through the era of puffy coiffures
and chaperoned fudge parties, the
jazz age and the shingle, depres-
sions, boom, and two world wars, the
Bradfords have kept their rooms
bright and their girls happy.
  "The Bradfords belong to that
solid little group of housemothers
who have never let us down," Mrs.
Harold Engel, supervisor of student
housing, says of them. "There have
been many times when they lost
money by saving their rooms for
students, but that never influenced
them. We feel that the University is
indebted to them."
On Assignment--London
Karl Meyer and sidekick Jack Zel-
des covered Europe last summer and
sent a steady flow of news and
features to the home papers. This
one tells of ex-students found work-
ing for the US in London.
  LONDON-(Special)-A half
dozen former University of Wiscon-
sin  students-most of whom     re-
ceived their training under the same
Badger professor-are now officials
with the American embassy and the
Economic Cooperation administra-
tion (ECA) here.
  The professor is labor economist
Selig Perlman, a veteran of 31 years
with the University economics de-
  "You'll invariably run into Perl-
man students in work in interna-
tional labor," said one of the Badger
alumni, Filmer Paradise, '42. "Fur-
thermore," the ECA labor adviser
added, "Perlman students always
show evidence of sound thinking."
  Paradise, formerly of Kenosha
and now of Milwaukee, joined ECA
in November, 1948. When at Wis-
consin he won the John Landrum
Mitchell award for the best Indus-
trial Relations thesis.
  Another former Perlman student
here is Sam Berger, '33;, who is now
labor attache to the American em-
bassy. Said Berger, who was a
graduate assistant under Perlman
in 1935, "Wisconsin training is the
finest in the world for, international
work in labor."
  A resident of Gloversville, N. Y.,
Berger joined the state department
in 1942. As an undergraduate at
Wisconsin, he attended the Univer-
sity's experimental college.
  A   third  Perlman   student  is
former boxing star Len Robuck, '46,
now an ECA economic analyst. He
believes his University work in eco-
nomics and labor "has proved to be
a sound foundation for my present
  Robuck, who was a member of
boxing teams in 1942, '43, and '46,
joined the ECA last year after
teaching English in Prague, Czecho-
slovakia, and studying at Oxford for
a year. While at Wisconsin he was
also a member of student board and
a Daily Cardinal columnist.
  Another Perlman student, Austin
Wehrwein, '37, termed his work at
Wisconsin "a continual source of in-
spiration." He added that he "found
it remarkable how many people who
studied economics at Wisconsin have
gone into public work and politics."
  Wehrwein, information office chief
for ECA, is the son of the late Prof.
George S. Wehrwein, former agri-
cultural economist at Wisconsin.
  Jack Benz, who did graduate work
at the University, is now head sta-
tistician for ECA. A graduate of
Milwaukee state teachers college, he
did graduate studies under Wiscon-
sin's taxation expert, H a r o 1 d
Groves, in 1935-38. He has been
with ECA for only two months.
  The sixth Badger alumnus with
the state department is Richard S.
McCaffery, Jr., '23, now chief of
ECA's program and review division.
One of the top ECA officials here, he
graduated from    the University's
College of Engineering. He is a resi-
dent of New York City.
                   W. R % od .
INDIAN BONES: Remains of two Indian children were uncovered at the Uni-
versity archeological diggings near Monona village, by anthropology students.
The skeleton on the left is of an infant about 7 months old; the other was
nearly a year old.
Bone Scavengers
  AT FROST WOODS in Madison's
Monona village, students in "An-
thropology 110" have been digging
up Indian bones. But better yet,
near Lake Mills university arche-
ologists are digging up a whole vil-
  Each crew justly boasts that its
particular excavation is on one of
the "most important archeological
sites in the state of Wisconsin."
  "Bundle burials" are being exca-
vated  at Frost Woods. In     this
unique method of burial the dead
person was left on a platform ex-
posed to the weather until only the
bones were left. These were then
bundled up, placed on the ground,
and covered with dirt. According to
Prof. David A. Baerreis, this system
was practiced by the Hopewell In-
dians, an Ohio tribe, and this is the
first trace of their existence in
southern Wisconsin.
  Thirty miles away near Lake
Mills there was, about the year

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