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The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 14, Number 7 (April 1913)

Alumni clubs,   pp. [360]-365

Page 361

                JESSIE M. SHEPHERD, '95
T HE Chicago Association of Wlis-
    consin Alumnae had its annual
luncheon February 8th in the Red
Room, Hotel LaSalle. -A large num-
ber were present, among whom      was
Mrs. T. J. Gill, Ph. B., '66, one of
the first women graduates of the uni-
versity. After the luncheon, Mrs.
Gill told hard it was for a girl
at the university in her time, and how
much courage it took, to stay there
when the opposition was so strong
against co-education that the male
members dared to deny woman the
courtesy due her. These facts were
quite startling to those present, for
times were more favorable to. women
when we were there.
  Mrs. E. D. Sewall, B. S. '79, presi-
dent of the association, gave a brief
history of our organization and em-
phasized how necessary we alumnae
were to our Alma Mater. After sev-
eral responses, Miss Alvord, who had
come down from the university to tell
us what was being done in vocational
training for women, entertained us
with glowing accounts of the work
  Reports were' made by Mrs. F. W.
  Stearns, B;. L. '87, chairman of the
loan fund movement, and by Miss
Catherine Cleveland, B. A., '94, mem-
ber of committee for bureau of edu-
cation for college women in Chicago,
after which we adjourned to meet on
Saturday, March 8th, for luncheon at
Marshall Field's tea room, at which
time Dr. A. J. Ochsner, '84, will
speak on" The Part Alumnae Should
Play in the Affairs of Their Alma
                       S. R. SHELDON, '94
D URING October, 1912, Mr. and
     Mrs. E. C. Stocker entertained
some of the Wisconsin   alumni of
Shanghai at a dinner for the purpose
of discussing the formation of a Wis-
consin Alumni Association. The re-
sult of this was a banquet at the Pal-
ace Hotel on January 24, 1913.
  The following alumni and guests
were present: Mr. and Mrs. E. C.
Stocker, '09, Dr. and Mrs. H. E. Eg-
ger, Mr. and Mrs. Sanford, Miss Ab-
bie S. Mayhew, Messrs. F. J. Seeman,
'12, P. Rosenberg, S. R. Sheldon, '94,
Chang Lau-chi, L. Y. Ho, Y. S. Chin,
W. S&  Tsu, Consul-General A. P.
  Mr. Stocker acted as toastmaster
and Mrs. Sanford, Mr. Chang and Dr.
Eggers responded to toasts; Miss
Mayhew and Dr. Wilder also spoke
informally. The "Red" room of the
hotel was secured and decorated with
pennants and poinsettia. The "Var-
sity Toast" opened the banquet, fol-
lowed by other songs later in the
  After the toasts the alumni present
organized the "University of Wiscon-
sin Alumni Assocation of Shanghai"
with E. C. Stocker .as president (if the
association. Provision was made for
an annual banquet and other infor-
mal gatherings.
  This should be an active associa-
tion, as in addition to those present at
the banquet there are a considerable
number of other Wisconsin alumni
living in Shanghai and vicinity.

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