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

Lentz, Art
On Wisconsin in sports,   pp. 26-27


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spectively as pitchers; James Schultz,
shortstop; Stuart Shadel, utility infielder;
Peter Olson, third baseman; Bill March,
Bill Rubin, and Wayne Kelliher, first
baseman or outfielder.
Crew Looks Good
  With six major lettermen on hand,
varsity crew prospects for the 1955 sea-
son can be regarded as the brightest since
the Badgers won the I.R.A. regatta,
emblematic of the national championship,
in 1951.
  Coach Norm Sonju, now in his eighth
year at Wisconsin, can boat a veteran
crew of oarsmen, with the additional
assurance of an experienced and highly
capable hand at the stroke position. Be-
sides that happy circumstance, there is
enough promising material up from last
year's frosh crew to give the veteran
coach adequate reserve strength.
  The Badger crew placed fourth in the
IRA last year while the frosh crew
wound up in sixth place at the national
final in Syracuse.
  Returning lettermen include: Jerry
Fink, No. 5 on last year's varsity; Carl
E. Merow, spare; Captain      William
Schneider, stroke; John C. Severance,
No. 7; Louis J. Uehling, No. 4; and
James Williams, No. 2.
   Other oarsmen   who   possibly may
 figure in Wisconsin's plans are Tom
 Butterbrodt, Bruce McGowan, David
 Nelson, John Shaw, Irwin Smith, Richard
 Smith, and Bob Tierney, all of whom
 won junior "W" awards in 1954.
   Wisconsin, while it does not open its
 regular schedule until April 30, rowed in
 Florida, Feb. 3 and 4, defeating Florida
 Southern and  Rolling College in an
 informal between-semesters southe rn
 visit.
 Netmen Improved
   Coach Carl Sanger looks forward to
 an improved showing in tennis this sea-
 son, mainly because of the return of
 Warren Mueller, 1950 captain, and some
 sophomore standouts who'll support
 Captain-elect Jack Vincent. Mueller, a
 Milwaukee senior, has returned from the
 service in the air force, and was a Big
 Ten runnerup in 1950. Vincent, currently
 the Badger No. 1 man, was runnerup in
 the Big Ten singles in 1953.
   Other lettermen include Jack Schmidt-
 man, John Schmitt and Ray Damadian.
 Top rated newcomers include Herman
 Hackendahl, John Wingstrom, and Tom
 Xistris. Two varsity basketball regulars
 also have reported. They are John Parker
 and Dick Jorgensen.
 APRIL, 1955
       Club Officers Plan Big
Weekend in Madison
                                   0   .  .   M   ay   20-21         .  
.  .
    HE 4TH ANNUAL Wisconsin Alumni Club Officers Conference will get
    under way in Madison on Friday, May 20. bcginning with a reception in
the
    Unixersity Club lounge at 5:30 p.m.
    It will be followed by a dinner in the club's main dining room and a
program
will feature speakers on timely University subjects.
     On Saturday, May 21, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Union. the Club leaders
will
join in a round table discussion of local club problems.
     At 2 o'clock that afternoon, they will gather at the Stadium, as guests
of the
Athletic Department, to see a previexv of what the Wisconsin 1955 football
team
will look like in its opener September 29 against Marquette. Eleven seniors
will be
missing from that schedule including Alan Ameche--who has been a common sight
in the last thirty-seven University games.
Combined Effort in California
  The University of Wisconsin Alumni
and Alumnae Clubs of Southern Califor-
nia combin ed their efforts for a very
successful Founders Day Dinner at the
Biltmore February 2-. 1955.
  Bob MacReynolds xvas master of crc-
monies. The meeting was opened with
greetings  from   Eugene   Leonardson,
president of the Wisconsin Alumni Club
of Southern   California, Nate  Volk,
President of the Valley Alumni Club.
and Vilma Steiner. President of the
Alumnae of Southern California Find
Breitkreutz spoke briefly about the Schild-
haucr Scholarship Fund.
  The speaker of the cxening was Dc,:a
l:)u/I E/u'lw/ of the UW School of
Commerce. He told the Alumni of thc
many interesting achiex ements of :he
Unixversity. and thL fine things to oni.
Everyone enjoyed   Dean Elwell's talk
immensely.
  Mr. Chaunue Pcv ellox read a lettcr of
regret from Actor Dennis Morgan at no;
Percentagewise, probably the best-attended Founders Day meeting was at San
Antonio,
where 40 per cent of the alumni in the city were present, according to N.
A. Saigh.
UW  History Prof. Vernon Carstensen was guest speaker, and the daughter of
the
University's president, Dr. Ann Fred, was an honored guest.
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