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McMahon, Edward M. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 9, Number 1 and 2 (Oct. 1907)

Progress of the University,   pp. 7-20

Page 17

               THE WISCONSIN ALUMNI MAGAZINE                          17
week there were 2,838 enrolled, an   Wisconsin the following resolutions
increase of 294 over the same time   were adopted without a dissenting
last year, and it is estimated that the  vote:
increase in all departments is 411.     "WHEREAS, The majority of the
The College of Letters and Science   student body in mass meeting here
enrolled 1,649 students; the College                assembled, have been
of Engineering 879; the four years    Do We Want    informed that it has
course in Agriculture 143; the Col-   AthClleiat been        represented
lege of Law 142; the Graduate School                the board of regents
175.  The total registration in all  that the student body takes but lit-
agricultural and  dairy courses for  tie interest in athletics in the form
this year is estimated at 525.        of inter-collegiate contests, and
                                        "WHEREAS, The student body have
  Next to the joint debate in im-    been  informed   that many   of the
portance are the inter-collegiate de-  board of regents have been induced
bates in the quintangular-league,    to believe such representations, beit
               composed of thestate     "Resolved,, for the enlightenment
DerbCoflegiates universities of Min-  and information of the board of re-
               nesota, Iowa, Illinois, gents that the student body feels
Nebraska, and Wisconsin.   The de-    vital interest in the forms of inter-
bates of Wisconsin with Minnesota     collegiate competition manifested in
and Illinois will be held on Dec. 13,  track contests, football, baseball,
and much interest is centered on     racing, basket ball, and other forms
these contests, as Wisconsin was vie-  of athletic competition; be it
torious last year in contests with both  "Resolved, that the board of
Iowa  and  Nebraska.   The debate    gents doubted such student interest
with Illinois will be held at Cham-   or believed it did not exist, and that
paign, but with Minnesota the cru-   the student body are greatly sur-
cial contest of the league events, as  prised-that such is the case; be it
both universities are as yet unde-      "Resolved, that the board of
feated, will be at Madison. The ques-  gents are requested to take steps
tion for debate is, "Resolved, That  enlighten themselves in these matters
the federal government should exer-  and that they seek information from
cise exclusive control over all compa-  unbiased sources."
nies doing inter-state business, con-
stitutionality conceded."  The mem-     The date of the joint debate
at the
bers of the Wisconsin teams for these  University of Wisconsin between the
debates will be chosen from the fol-  Athena  and   Philomathia  Literary
lowing eight men, all prominent in               Societies, the biggest ora-
debate at the University: Elbert E.   Joint Debate torical event of the uni-
Brindley,  '08,  Richland   Center;   o Dec. 1   versity  year, has been
George C. Matthews, '08, Burling-    set for Dec. 19, the last Thursday
ton; Carl N. Hill, Law  '09, Spring  before the Christmas holidays. The
Green; Ray 'MI. Stroud, '08, Portage;  men to represent Philomathia are
Gustave Buchen, '09, Sheboygan.      Edgar A. Robinson, '08, Oconomo-
                                     woe; Edwin Gruhl, '08, Milwaukee;
  At one of the largest and most en-  and James W. Shannon, '08, Ocono-
thusiastic mass meetings ever held at  mowoc; and for Athena, Raymond

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