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Richard, George (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 57, Number 14 (June 15, 1956)

People are praising,   p. 23


Chatterton, Grace
Wisconsin women,   p. 23


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.1itl People     Are     Praising
  Frances Stiles Lamont, '35, (Mrs. William), named
"First Lady of Aberdeen, South Dakota." "She is the
most public spirited citizen I know," stated a member of
the group making the choice. A former journalist on the
staff of two large nationally-known women's magazines,
Frances now is the devoted mother of two boys and two
girls and also is a civic leader. She has been active in the
American Association of University Women, P.T.A.,
Scouting (both kinds), the Red Cross and her church.
For the past five years her major interest has been in the
field of mental health. A fluent speaker, she is flooded
with requests to speak to groups and on the radio. A
round-robin coffee and doughnut party device which she
originated was most successful in getting women together
to learn more about mental health problems and educa-
tion.
  Helen Rockwell Parkhurst, '23, (Mrs. Samuel C.),
founder of the Dalton School in New York (formerly
Children's University School) for her work in helping
us to understand our teen-agers.
                           ,
  Catherine Cleveland, '20, internationally known Home
Economist who was until a short time ago a popular
lecturer in this country on the subject of the Middle East.
An unusual collection of art treasures, acquired while
living in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt, helped to
make Catherine's presentations unusually fascinating. Now
this distinguished woman is in Italy serving as home
economics advisor to the government of that country.
  Elizabeth Jackson, '54, traffic engineer for the Chicago
Planning Commission, who handles all types of traffic
problems in connection with the development of new
land and housing projects in that city. She was honored
recently by being elected a member of the Institute for
Traffic Engineers. "Liz" grew up on her Dad's farm at
Mineral Point where she became adept at all the feminine
arts of homemaking. But she had always loved math and
was determined to become an engineer. Many tried to
discourage her in her ambition but she persisted. Deter-
mination, ability, a tuition scholarship and jobs (she once
worked 40 hours a week and carried seven courses)
helped "Liz" through the University. She became an
honor graduate and a member of Tau Beta Phi, one of
the very few University women to achieve this distinction.
  Mary Hinkson, '46, for her skillful dancing in the
Harry Belafonte show, Sing, Man, Sing! A student of Prof.
Margaret H'Doubler while at Wisconsin, she worked later
with Martha Graham, Hanya Holm, Karel Shock, and Paul
Steffen. In 1952, she appeared on Broadway as soloist with
the Martha Graham troupe ,and toured Europe with this
company in 1954. Last year, Mary was first dancer with the
New York Opera Company. The NBC Opera frequently
features her as a soloist dancer on television shows and also
in many Omnibus productions.
                           ,
  Remember the Blue Dragon rings? While in New
York, Frances Hill Kelsey, '18, (Mrs. Weston W.) met
JUNE, 1956
Mary Swan, '21, who was wearing one. This stirred a
nostalgic yen in Frances to own one herself. "Because ours
was a wartime class, we hadn't had them: we could have
bought them later but because my beginning salary as a
social worker was $65.00 per month, I had not purchased
any jewelry," she commented. When husband Weston
learned of his wife's suppressed desire, he wrote the Wis-
consin Alumni Association, and it wasn't long before L. G.
Balfour Co. produced the treasure. "My husband's surprise
gift to me arrived this week and I am now the proud
possessor of a Blue Dragon ring," Frances wrote us.
  How did these rings come into being, and what is their
significance? Won't someone tell us?
... with Grace Chatterton
      Alumnae Secretary's Diary
  May 16. Janesville. A few short years ago, Cedar
Pointe, now a fine residential section on the banks of the
Rock River, was the ancestral farm homestead of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Fisher, '10. Now the wide streets, green roll-
ing lawns and handsome new homes are indicative of the
carefully laid plans made by the Fishers when changing this
area from farm to home lands. Today's meeting of Wis-
consin women was held in a sorawlina. one-story house.
the Fisher's present home, which is only about a quarter mile
from the old white farm house where the family lived for
several generations. The warm hospitality extended us by
the hostess and the colorful interior of her home filled with
unusual treasures soon made us forget the drizzly day out-
side.
  Isabel McLay Craig, '20, (Mrs. Walter), a most loyal
Badger was the co-hostess. Isabel, a past secretary of the
Wisconsin Alumni Association, is presently a member of
the Board of Directors, a State Alumnae Field Chairman
and member of the Wisconsin Alumni Association Student
Awards Committee. During this past year, she served on the
University committee, which helped select a new Dean of
Women. Locally she has always been a strong supporter of
all Janesville Alumni Club activities and has been the spon-
sor of four Wisconsin Pre-Views. Isabel's sisters, Christina
McLay Carr, '20, and Marion McLay Anderson, '23, always
attractive and smartly dressed, attended. It was nice meeting
Louise Shearer Buchholz, '98, (Mrs. George), a very active
member of A.A.U.W., who has been especially honored by
having a $500 grant given in her name to the national organ.
ization. Margaret Murphy Weber, '26, (Mrs. V. A.), a
friend of many years because of our mutual interests, espe-
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