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

With the clubs,   pp. 26-27


With the classes,   pp. 27-33


Page 27


Badger-Gopher Banquet
  MAIN BALLROOM of Minneapo-
lis' Radisson hotel will be the site
of this season's traditional Minne-
sota-Wisconsin football banquet the
Friday night, Nov. 18, before the
game.
  Guests of honor will be Coach Ivy
Williamson, H a r r y Stuhldreher,
John Berge, John Sarles, Governor
Rennebohm, and President Fred.
The dinner, which begins at 6 p. in.,
costs $2.50. Reservations and checks
may be forwarded to George S. Rob-
bins, Route No. 2, Wayzata, Minn.
  Minneapolis h o t e 1 reservations
must be made early, warns the spon-
soring Minneapolis club.
  This club, incidentally, is one of
the first to elect a national Associa-
tion director under the new mem-
bership and activity standards.
Elected Thursday, Sept. 22, he is
Robert DeHaven, 2550 Burnham
Road, president of the club.
  The new director of another now-
eligible club, Washington, D. C., will
be announced in the next issue of
the Wisconsin Alumnus.
  At a July 14 luncheon, Minneap-
olis met their final directorship re-
quirement by    (1) adopting    the
WAA-a p p r o v e d constitution for
alumni clubs. It had already been
eligible on the other counts, (2)
high-ranking club activity including
an annual club project and at least
two meetings a year and (3) having
"one hundred or more active mem-
bers in the Wisconsin Alumni Asso-
ciation."
  Under the old constitution, only
clubs having 400 or more members
in the Association could elect a club
director. But the new by-laws have
which qualifies at least a dozen new
groups.
For the Foundation
  TWO ALUMNI CLUBS donated
a total of $700 last June to the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin Foundation for
its campus building program.
  Mrs. Silas    Spengler, Menasha
president of the Fox River Valley
club, presented a check for $500 to
the Foundation's president, Howard
I. Potter, at the annual meeting of
the WAA on Alumni day, June 18.
  On June 10, the Wisconsin Alum-
nae club of Minneapolis sent a check
for $200 as a contribution to the
Foundation. This club sent a check
for $100 for the same purpose some
time ago.
  Both   clubs, incidentally, have
model activity records and adequate
operating budgets. The Fox River
club started from scratch a few
years ago and now has a bank bal-
ance big enough to carry on a wide
variety  of activities. They   even
sponsor a baseball game between the
Appleton baseball team and the Var-
sity team-and make money on it.
OCTOBER, 1949
1879 .....      ..........        W
  Former Lafayette county Judge Jef-
ferson Beard SIMPSON, 90, died in
Shullsburg July 25. Probably the oldest
member of the athletic "W" club, he
was a trustee of the Kemper Knapp
scholarship fund.
1886 ..................            W
Judge Carl RUNGE, 90, Milwaukee,
received the Alumni Association's gold-
headed cane for being the oldest alum-
nus present at the June meeting of the
Half-Century club.
1888 .......       ......... W
  Dr. Tames A. JAMES, Evanston, Ill.,
was elected president of the alumni
Half-Century club in June. He is a
former dean  of Northwestern's grad
school.
1889 .......       ......... W
  Frank Lloyd WRIGHT, world famous
architecht, celebrated his 80th birthday
last summer. He called on President
Truman and the two agreed the US
capital should be moved to the western
prairies, somewhere west of the Missis-
sippi. No presidential support was pro-
mised, however.
  Arthur Nelson TAYLOR, onetime cor-
poration attorney for General Motors,
died June 13 in Fletcher, N. C.
  Frederick C. FINKLE, Beverly Hills,
Calif., died April 7.
1892 .......       ......... W
  George Birr CLEMENTSON, Lancas-
ter attorney for more than 50 years,
died at home May 20.
1893 .......       ......... W
  Herbert S. SIGGELKO, 76, widely
known Madison defense lawyer, was
bludgeoned to death in May allegedly
by a 47-year-old ex-convict client.
  Lawyer Edward J. FRAWLEY died
April 6 at Boise, Ida. According to an
associate, "His passing marks the end
of the career of one of the leading law-
yers of this state . . ."
  .T1iic_"P Ms/.rfin T-TTT(_T-TV  9 aQ9.
of the Minnesota District bench for 40
years, was recently featured in the
Sign, a national Catholic magazine, as
one of two "Catholic People of the
Month."
  Amanda JOHNSON, 77, who attended
the commencement weekend luncheon of
the Half-Century club, died June 24 in
Ft. Atkinson. She was for many years a
social worker in Pittsburg and Chicago;
her home was in Stoughton.
1894 ....          ......... W
  Mrs. Ada WALKER Beebe, 76, died
May 18 in Ashland. She was a member
of the Delta   Gamma   sorority. Her
deceased husband, Roy H. BEEBE, was
also a member of the Class of '94.
  Mrs. Caroline BURGESS Kilgore, Los
Angeles, Calif., died March 2.
1895 .......       ......... W
  Appleton's Dr. Victor F. MARSHALL,
75, was honored at a banquet celebrat-
ing his 50 years of service to the com-
munity.
  Former Regent William R. GRAVES,
76, died June 18 in Prairie du Chien.
He was a former assemblyman and
judge of Crawford county.
  Matthew  Simpson  DUDGEON, 78,
who was an athlete, a soldier, and a
legislator before he served 21 years as
Milwaukee's city librarian, died July 26
at Milwaukee.
  According to a recent note, Mrs. A.
R. McLenegan   (Julia B. RICHARD-
SON) died three years ago.
  Mrs. James W. MADDEN recently
completed 22 years of service on the
Madison board of education.
* ýtý 1he Clrýý
1VVZ SuL Lvurenur recenty ana aeciceci
to marry. They are now    Frank H.
KURTZ and Grace CLOES Kurtz; Mrs.
Kurtz was a Kappa Alpha Theta, a
champion tennis player, and captain of
the girl's basketball team.
  John W. SHUSTER, Pasadena, Calif.,
died May 16. He planned to attend his
class' 50th reunion.
1900 .....      ..........        W
  William  Mann BERSAC, an expe-
rienced creative advertising executive
from  the Chicago area, has opened
offices in Janesville, "a logical pivotal
point." He is a Phi Delt.
Information has just been received of
the death of Vernon F. GLIDDEN, Los
Angeles, on April 26, 1946.
  John MICHELS, Fond du Lac, died
May 10.
  The "father of Elkhorn (Wis.) bas-
ketball," Clarence NORTON, died in
Milwaukee May 18. He was an Elkhorn
attorney for almost 50 years.
  Dr. Roy D. HALL, Potterville, N. J.,
formerly with the Westinghouse Corp.,
received the 1949 Stevens Institute of
Technology  a w a r d for outstanding
achievement in power metallurgy.
1902 ................             W
  Dr. Frank Bashford TAYLOR, Mad-
ison physician and d e p u t y coroner,
recently married  a  Madison  police-
woman, Mrs. M. Pearl Guynes. They
exchanged vows in the Little Brown
Church in the Vale, Nashua, Ia.
  Mrs. Madge THOMPSON Reed, 71,
Oshkosh, died July 25. She owned con-
siderable city property.
      (Continued on page 28)
                                 27
1896    ......... W
  William H. JOHNS, 76, died May 16
  in Dodgeville. He was "a man of good
judgment, few words, and had many
friends," r e p o r t s  the  Dodgeville
,Chronicle.
  Lucius K. CHASE, 77, Los Angeles
  attorney and moving figure in the proj-
  ect to bring Colorado river water to
  Southern California, died April 13 at
his San Fernando home.
1897 .......       ......... w
  There isnt a more loyal Wisconsin
athletic fan in Milwaukee than Walter
ALEXANDER, 77, says the Milwaukee
Journal. The former Badger football and
crew star was featured by the news-
paper after having been recently
nominated for his fifth consecutive term
as a member of the Wisconsin Alumni
Association board of directors.
  Henry Addison PERKINS, pioneer
Los Angeles printing firm owner, died
May 2.
  John S. ALLEN, 77, president and
founder of the Northwest Telephone Co..
died July 6 in his home at.1 Langdon
st., Madison.
1898 .....      ..........        W
  Thirty-four acres of wooded lands
open field were transferred from the
ownership of Miss Gertude Maud
CAIRNS, Ellsworth, to the city in dedi-
cation ceremonies held last s p r i n g.
Most of the land will be used for ex-
-perimental plantings and demonstra-
tion plots.
  Chi Psi Frank M. RILEY, 73, archi-
techt and builder of many best-known
Madison homes, died May 22 after a
short illness.
A899 .....      ..........        W
  Look magazine's "typical American
doctor" of 1943, Dr. Harry A. KEE-
NAN, Stoughton, died last May at the
age of 70.
  When   Mr. and   Mrs. Arthur W.
CHAPMAN, Chicago, attended the
golden anniversary activities of their
class, they were quartered at Chad-
bourne ball in the same room    Mrs.
Chapman had occupied as a student 50
years ago.
  Dr. George W. FUNCK died May 28
in Englewood, Fla.
  Old school chums of 1899, after each
separately. having successful married


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