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Richard, George (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 54, Number 3 (Nov. 1952)

The University,   pp. 10-12


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of the old    intramural track across
Babcock Drive from Adams hall, that
were opened last year.
  The annual course is designed to give
farm boys, who cannot attend the regu-
lar four year college course, a back-
ground of scientific yet practical agricul-
ture. It is divided into three terms . . .
one that lasts from Nov. 17 to Dec. 20,
another from Jan. , 5 to Feb. 7, and a
third from Feb. 9 to March 14. A stu-
dent can enrol in each or all sessions.
Largest Nursing Class
In UW History Capped
  THE LARGEST class of nurses ever
enroled at the University received caps
recently in a service traditional among
schools of nursing the world over. The
capping signified the completion of two
years of pre-clinical, academic work for
43 students who have now embarked
          BY GWYN ROE
 S A TALKATIVE wife apt to have
   a talkative husband or is one partner
generally the silent one?
   An   experiment conducted  at the
UW's first Executive Leadership Pro-
gram, sponsored by the Industrial Man-
agement Institute last summer, brought
an answer to this and other questions.
Key figures in the study were the wives
of 10 top executives.
   The women were invited to join
their husbands for the last day of the
four-week institute. They barely had
time to take .off their hats and say
hello to their husbands before they
were whisked off by themselves into
the same classroom their husbands had
been using.
  Dr. Louis Hackemann, Madison in-
dustrial consultant, led the ladies in a
discussion designed to limber them up
psychologically, g i v e them pointers
about the role of executives' wives, and
touch on important aspects of early
child development. In the back of the
room a young man, equipped with
charts, kept track of the women's reac-
tions. He was Kent Hawley, a UW
graduate and now an educational psy-
chology specialist at Columbia Univer-
sity.
  At the end of an hour and a half he
matched up the profiles of the two
NOVEMBER, 1952
on another two-year training period in
University hospitals.
  When    the  newly-capped  students
complete their two years in the hos-
pitals, they w i ll become registered
nurses, full-fledged members of their
profession. Many will go on for a fifth
year of training in public health nurs-
ing, ward management, or ward teach-
ing in order to qualify for a Bachelor
of Science degree.
  Shortly after the capping, D e a n
Margery MacLachlan of the School
of Nursing announced a new policy
that will allow student nurses to take
the introductory course in nursing the
first semester of their second academic
year, instead of the second semester as
heretofore. The course will emphasize
the factors in personal hygiene, the pro-
motion of health, and the understand-
ing of how communities plan for the
health of the population.
groups, comparing the husbands' and
wives' reactions.
   In two cases the most verbal men
 had the least verbal wives. In two other
 cases the less talkative husbands had
 more talkative wives. In another case,
 a 'couple which indicated that they
 shared their work problems coopera-
 tively showed strong and equal partici-
 pation in the two groups.
   "In general there was a tendency for
 a talkative wife to be married to a more
 silent husband and vice versa," Hawley
 said. He also found that women sought
 advice more than men. He noted 33
 requests for help among the women to
 13 among the men.
   The two groups were evenly matched
in a number of categories. The women
made 10 responses, the men 12, in the
area of "problem solving." Another
area, "expresses strong opinion," found
40 responses by the women and 41 by
the men. Highest category for both
groups was "orientation response"-
giving information without emotion.
  However, "the women had a ten-
dency to wear their emotions on their
sleeves and to display a wider range of
emotions than the men," Hawley ob-
served.
  During the session, by the way,
Hackemann told the group that the
chief role of an executive's wife lay in
understanding her husband and in help-
ing him to see himself as others saw
him.
Centennial Fund Dinners
Honor Sensenbrenner
   A CENTENNIAL FUND dinner in
 honor of the late Frank J. Sensenbren-
 ner, Regent and benefactor of the Uni-
 versity, is scheduled at the Loraine Ho-
 tel in Madison on Nov. 17. The Madi-
 son event follows a testimonial dinner
 honoring Mr. Sensenbrenner on Sept.
 29 in Milwaukee.
   The dinner represents a united ef-
 fort on the part of Madisonians and
 residents of the area to help finish the
 job of raising funds for the Wiscon-
 sin Center building. The Center, major
 goal of the national Centennial Fund
 campaign initiatel by the UW Founda-
 tion, was a prime interest of the late
 Regent Sensenbrenner. President E. B.
 Fred will be a principal speaker.
   At Milwaukee, Pres. Fred keynoted
 the meeting with this statement: "We
 meet tonight to honor the memory of
 F. J., who honored and inspired us with
 his friendship. We meet to talk about
 a dream he had that never was ful-
 filled." Last winter, from his sick-bed,
 Mr. Sensenbrenner contacted more than
 100 firms by telephone and raised well
 over $100,000 for the Centennial Fund.
   The Milwaukee dinner was sponsored
 by Herbert V. Kohler, National Cen-
 tennial Fund chairman and L. D. Hark-
 rider, president of the General Malle-
 able Co. Representatives of 15 major
 southeastern Wisconsin industries were
 present.
   At Madison plans are under the au-
 thorship of Grover C. Neff, president,
 Wisconsin Power & Light Co., Donald
 Anderson, publisher, t h e Wisconsin
 State Journal, Ray M. Stroud of Stroud,
 Stebbins, Wingert and Young, an d
 George H. Johnson, president, Gisholt
 Machine Co.
 UW Paved the Way
 In Chemical Engineering
   "ONE DAY in the early 1900s the
foundry at the University of Wisconsin
received a rush order for 19 large
bronze letters. Here was the assortment:
Four E's, three each of I's and N's, two
each of C and G, and one each of A,
H, L, M, and R.
  "Then, one dark night a few weeks
later, a scaffolding went up over the
main entrance of one of the University
buildings. Mysterious s o u n d s were
heard-heaving and hammering-and
equally mysterious lights were seen.
Came the dawn. And there, high above
the portals of what had previously been
the old Chemistry Building was a new
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The 'Silent Partners


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