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Hove, Arthur (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 66, Number 1 (Oct. 1964)

Alumni news,   pp. 27-31

Page 28

  Dr. Ewald E. Selkurt '37, chairman of
the department of physiology at the Indi-
ana University School of Medicine and
world renowned authority on kidney func-
tion, is spending this year doing research
at the University of Gottingen in West
  Bertil T. Andren '39 has been appointed
to the newly created post of engineering
and product planning manager for Lincoln-
Mercury. He has been with Ford for the
past 17 years. As Ford Division assistant
chief engineer in light vehicles, he helped
develop the Comet compact.
  Lt. Col. Eugene E. Welch '39 has been
temporarily appointed commandant of the
Air Force Special Investigations School,
Washington, D.C., which trains investiga-
tors in the fields of crime and counter
  Robert M. Gill '39, head of the national
division of Polly Prim laundry and dry
cleaners, has been elected a director of
the Park State Bank, Milwaukee.
  Anne V. Adler '39 has joined the staff
of Paine, Webber, Jackson, and Curtis,
Milwaukee, as a registered representative
for the brokerage firm.
  Captain Charles John Alley '40, USN,
retired in June from the Armed Forces
Staff College after 24 years of active serv-
ice. He plans to remain in Norfolk, Va.,
where he lives with his wife and their
four children.
   Ellen Gibson MacQuarrie '41 was mar-
ried in March to Harry S. Wilson, a mem-
ber of the faculty of University College
of Wales. The new Mrs. Wilson is the
widow of the former outdoors editor of
the Milwaukee Journal. Before her re-
marriage she was public information offi-
cer for the bureau of family services of
the U. S. Department of Health, Educa-
tion, and Welfare.
   Dr. Joseph V. Swintosky '42, former
UW faculty member and head of the
pharmaceutical research section of Smith,
Kline, and French Laboratories, Phila-
delphia, recently received the American
Pharmaceutical Association   Foundation's
research award for physical pharmacy.
   Robert Bosser, Jr. '42 does design work
in the research department of the Falk
Corporation, Milwaukee, and is now mak-
ing a semi-career of his painting and
watercolor work.
   Alan W. Drew '42 heads the special
 products division of the Singer Company,
 directing the company's activities in the
 textile machinery and consumer electrical
 equipment fields. He lives in Old Green-
 wich, Conn.
   Marathon Division of the American Can
 Company has transferred Owen E. Han-
 son '42 from Marathon, Ontario, to Nahe-
 ola, Ala., as manager of the company's
 pulp and paper mill there.
   Nathan S. Heffernan '42, United States
 attorney for the Western District of Wis-
 consin, has been appointed to the State
Supreme Court to fill a vacancy caused
by death. He will seek election to a 10-
year term at the next judicial elections
in April.
  Howard Skillrud '42 has opened a pizza
house in Madison, the first of its kind to
open east of the Mississippi. Called
"Shakey's," the pizza parlor combines the
atmosphere of a London pub with rag-
time banjo and piano music. The Shakey
decor originated on the West Coast.
  John F. Schuette '44 is executive vice-
president of the Kartridg Pak Co., Dav-
enport, Ia.
   Johnson and Johnson have appointed
Robert W. Sprenger '44 director of finan-
cial and administrative services. He will
continue to work out of the New Bruns-
wick office, where he has been since 1952.
He, his wife, and their two daughters live
in Somerville, N. J.
   M. J. Rowlands '44 is Chicago district
sales manager for the Lincoln-Mercury
division of Ford Motor Co.
   Willard J. Pearce '45 has joined the
faculty of Rollins College, Winter Park,
Fla., as associate professor of physics. He
was formerly professor of electrical engi-
neering at Lehigh University, Bethlehem,
Pa., and project leader for General Elec-
tric Co.
   Wisconsin State University, Eau Claire,
recently honored J. Hartt Walsh '45, Dean
of the School of Education, Butler Univer-
sity, with its distinguished service award.
  Albert J. Milun '46 has been promoted
to principal scientist in the chemical re-
search activity of General Mills' Central
Research Laboratories, Minneapolis.
  Paul A. Steward '47 operates a real
estate and insurance firm in Madison
where he lives with his wife and four
  James N. Purse '47 has been elected
vice president-sales of the Hanna Mining
Company, Cleveland, an independent iron
ore mining company. He lives in Hud-
son, Ohio.
  Warren Faber '47 has advanced to the
position of mortgage research officer with
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.,
   Seymour Hayden '47, associate profes-
sor of mathematics at Clark University,
Worcester, Mass., now heads the depart-
ment of mathematics there. He is also a
well-known concert harpsichordist.
  Robert H. Wentorf '48 is a research
chemistfor the General Electric Co., New
York. He is the developer of borazon, a
synthetic diamond used for commercial
   The 3M Company, St. Paul, Minn., has
appointed Daniel J. MacDonald '48 tech-
nical director of the electrical products
     Dr. Edward W. Mill '40, Chevalier Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs
at Occidental
College, was invested with the Order of Sikatuna June 8 at a ceremony in
the President's
Lounge at Occidental. This decoration is bestowed by the Government of the
Philippines on
Heads of State, Foreign Ministers and distinguished persons for outstanding
services in the
field of international relations. Minister Alejandro F. Holigores, Consul
General of the Philip-
pines in Los Angeles, conferred the award on behalf of the Philippine Republic.
Dr. Mill was
recognized by the Philippine Government for the role he played as Director
of the Philippine
Foreign Affairs Training Program of the U. S. Department of State under which
a majority of
the career foreign service officers of the Philippines were trained. Dr.
Mill's foreign appoint-
ments also included service as Chief of the Political Section of the American
Embassy in
Manila, American Consul in Indonesia and delegate to the U. S. Foreign Regional
at New Delhi, India. Before coming to Occidental, Professor Mill taught at
Long Island Uni-
versity in New York and Rockford College in Illinois.
                                                              Wisconsin Alumnus

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