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Murphy, Thomas H. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 83, Number 1 (Nov. 1981)

Murphy, Tom
Short course,   pp. 16-17


Page 17


figure there's enough material for that many
more. This will give us the Center for the
Study of the American Constitution, and
the two edited projects will be called The
Documentary History of the Ratification of
the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and The
Documentary History of the First Federal
Elections. The center will have a twelve-
member board (including U.S. Supreme
Court Justice Win. Brennan) which, if
Kaminski has anything to say about it, will
be "well balanced, politically and philo-
sophically." It's supposed to open next
year, but the word has gotten out, and re-
searchers are already calling to ask ques-
tions and are getting answers.
On The Wall
Under coach John Walsh, the University
made a habit of turning out NCAA boxing
champs, and as of October they have a spe-
cial place in the Field House. The Wall of
Fame honors Walsh's nine NCAA champi-
onship teams and his thirty-one boxers who
earned thirty-eight individual titles. Stop in
and reminisce over: Dick Bartman, the late
Omar Crocker, Don Dickinson, Bobby
Fadner, Vince Ferguson, Steve Gremban,
Verdayne John, the late Warren Jolly-
more, the late John Lendenski, Nick Lee,
Cliff Lutz, George Makris, Ron McGee,
Bob Meath, brothers Don and Myron
Miller, Bob Morgan, the late Charles Mohr
(whose death from a ring injury ended box-
ing here), Dick Murphy, Vito Parisi, Or-
ville Pitts, Dean Plemmens, Bob Ranck,
Gene Rankin, Jim Sreenan, Truman
Sturdevant, Woody Swancutt, Truman
Torgerson, Jerry Turner, Cal Vernon and
Ray Zale.
Different View
The heinousness of child abuse makes most
of us boil. We'd like nothing better than to
be left alone for about twenty minutes with
the abuser and a horsewhip. But a new
book on the subject says it's not necessarily
our personal decency that stops most par-
ents from turning punishment to violence.
The book is "Child Abuse: An Interac-
tional Event," and its authors are
Prof.Alfred Kadushin of our School of So-
cial Work, and Judith A. Martin '68, Ph.D.
'78. They believe that most of us are capa-
ble of violence when the kids fail to respond
to less-strong discipline. (Incidentally, it is
that failure to respond, that pushing be-
yond what the child really knows is the
parent's limit of endurance, that gives the
book its title. The authors advocate that so-
cial agencies work with the victim to modify
this behavior.) What stops most parents is
often the presence of a third party-
frequently the other parent. This is why
"we find a disproportionate number of sin-
gle parents who are abusive," Kadushin
says. And how does an agency work to
"modify behavior" in an infant? The book
may surprise you with the information that
the very young are not usually the victims;
the average is eight or nine years old, and
"only" about 8 percent require hospitaliza-
tion-most receive bruises or welts. The
book is published by Columbia University
Press.
Smash Hit
It looks like the opening shot of "Solid
Gold." The TV screen fills with star-filtered
light, colors melding and shimmering.
Against center shadows there's a big band
in a frame of strobe lights which reflect off
the shiny floor. The director is shiny, too, in
a sequin-trimmed suit. The brasses fade
and the chorus picks up: "When you've said
Wi-s-s-scon-sin, you've said it all." Well,
what do you know! That's our big band,
and this is a Budweiser commercial. ("This
one's for you, Wisconsin," toasts an off-
camera Darren McGavin.) This and a sec-
ond commercial -the marching band on
the field-have been showing throughout
the state this fall. What they've done for
Bud sales isn't known, but they've helped
the kitty here. Without an official con-
tract, Anheuser-Busch promised to pay re-
siduals, and donated $10,000 to the band;
$11,000 to the athletic department to be
doled out as $1,000-scholarships in the
name of the player of the week; and $5,000
to WHA-TV. It was the station's film that
was used, says Jim Santulli, who is its exec-
utive producer for UW sport coverage. The
indoor spot used footage from the band's
concert in the Field House last spring; out-
door stuff came from last football season.
Suppose We Gave a Quiz
And Nobody Took It
It gets downright discouraging, that's what
it gets. In our July issue, this first picture in
our "The Way We Were" series featured
this bevy of mid-'40s students around a
Rathskeller table. Remember? We recog-
nized Pat Hernon '50 and Don Leidel '49,
and had a hunch about Polly Topping '46,
Patsy Childs '47, Doris Rinehard '46 and
Dick John '51. We asked you of that vin-
tage to give us the names of the other thir-
teen people. Well, we've had exactly two
letters, and one of them hardly counts.
(Dick John surmised that the back-of-the-
head we identified as Dick John was that of
Dick John.) Nadine Joseph Kovar '48
wrote to say that the woman standing in the
back row is Leta Slack '48. But that's it.
C'mon, now. You know some of those peo-
ple. We won't send the grades in till Mon-
day.
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