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Richard, George (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 56, Number 12 (April 15, 1955)

The running battle over integration,   pp. 8-10


Compendium,   p. 10


Page 10


Senate. The state college regents have consistently backed all
integration proposals during the past two years. Interestingly,
at a recent meeting the group even approved a merger at Mil-
waukee under the University-something they previously had
opposed. A number of taxpayers' groups representatives sup-
ported 279-S at its March 9 hearing, but have been quiet
since.
  Perhaps the most important support-in political terms-
of Gov. Kohler's bill comes from a bloc of Milwaukee area
Democrats, who have expressed themselves as desirous of
getting action on a Milwaukee merger at any cost. It was to
appeal to this group that 279-S was amended, with the Gov-
ernor's approval, to spell out the Milwaukee merger. Since
that time, this bloc has given no indication it will consider
UW Budget Stands Up
       Before Legislative Sc
T HE UNIVERSITY'S 1955-57 bud-
    get has emerged from the Legisla-
ture's Joint Committee on Finance look-
ing almost the same as when it went in.
  But it was $183,977 lower than rec-
ommended in the executive budget.
  Chief casualty in the budget recom-
mended by Governor Kohler was an item
of $117,500 for stepping up 4-H club
work; this item had not been originally
requested by the University but had been
added by the Governor.
  The Joint Committee on       Finance
agreed with the governor on most of his
recommended reductions in the Univer-
sity's proposed budget, including:
WHA Tries In9
   A new phase of education television
 experimentation began in late February
 when WHA-TV, on the University
 campus, radically altered its schedules to
 permit the keying of specific programs
 to the availability of interested viewers.
   WHA-TV, the Wisconsin State Radio
 Council non-commercial station on Chan-
 nel 21, is now on the air from 3:30 to
 5:00 p.m., 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., and from
 9:30 to 10:00 p.m., Mondays through
 Fridays.
   Afternoon programs are largely in-
 tended for women, out-of-school youth
 and farmers. The dinner hour is pri-
 10
     * $195,000 for a fa
       ance program;
     * $68,000 of an
       allotment for resea
     * S226,0o0 for ext
       and fourth year w
       Extension.
   (The Governor noted
   pected an Extension-Sta
   in Milwaukee would ha
   this matter. However,
   waukee merger bills c
   Legislature through A
   cluded provision for th
   that the University est
   for any Milwaukee exp
termittent
   marily devoted to ch
anything but 279-S or an administration-approved compro-
mise. So this group continues to hold the balance of power
in the Senate. The cohesiveness of any similar bloc in the
assembly seems less assured.
   Newspaper editorial comment throughout the state has been
spotty. The Milwaukee Journal has adamantly supported the
Governor's integration bill, as has the Milwaukee Sentinel. On
the other hand, both Madison newspapers-the Capital Time.s
and the Wisconsin State Journal-(in one of their rare agree-
ments) have come out against 279-S. Other anti-integration
sentiment has been expressed by the Sheboygan Press (its pub-
lisher is A. Matt. Werner, UW Regent president) and the
Racine Journal-Times. A number of other papers have merely
discussed the issues in their editorial columns.
                    Compendium
                      For outstanding senior journalism stu-
  rdents during the next five years, Borden
                    Company   Foundation   scholarships of
                    $300 per year will be awarded. The
culty group insur-  award will be made to the senior with
                    the highest average grade for all college
increased "fluid"   work.
arch"                                *
pansion of third      The Regents last month okayed an in-
ork at Milwaukee    crease in the High School Summer Musi
                    Clinic fee from $20 to $30. The increase
                    will cover additional services and make
earlier that he ex- the clinic more nearly self-supporting.
te College merger                    *
we some effect on     Thirty-one Wisconsin students have
none of the Mil-    been awarded National Science Founda-
onsidered by the    tion fellowships to enable them to con-
pril 7 have in-     tinue studies in the natural sciences dur-
is extra $226,000   ing the 1955-56 school year. Another
timates is needed   32 received honorable mention.
'ansion.)                            *
                      The Wisconsin State Historical So-
                    ciety's HISTORYMOBILE got an early
                    start this year an' took to the highways
    TV              of Wisconsin on April 4 for its second
                    season of "carrying the story of heritage
                    to Wisconsin's doorstep,"   as Society
                    Director Clifford L. Lord puts it.
lildren's programs                   ,
and news. Ine late evening hour is used
for  experimentation with   substantial
adult education programs. These will be
evaluated on the basis of audience studies
to determine interest and effectiveness.
The University Extension Division will
utilize some of this time with the presen-
tation of credit and non-credit courses
via television.
   In addition to these programs, WHA-
TV presents an in-school viewing pro-
gram each Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.
-a series of telecasts in the field of
literature for elementary schools.
  Art teacher members of the Wisconsin
Art Education Association get their first
"official look" at the new UW art edu-
cation department in the Education build-
ing on April 30 when they hold their
annual meeting on campus. Lectures,
tours, and luncheon meeting are included
on the program.
                  *
  Agricultural Short Course certificates
went to 115 young farmers at graduation
exercises in Agriculture hall on March
12. Class president was Alan Albers,
Plain.
WISCONSIN ALUMNUS


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