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Hobbs, M. K. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 27, Number 10 (Aug. 1926)

UW clubs,   pp. 347-348


Page 347


August, 1926
                                          U. W. Clubs
      "Sit together, listen together, sing together, eat together, and
you'll work together."
(A complete list of secretaries of local U. W. Clubs who will be glad to
welcome newcomers into their midst is gived on page 358. Take
                                    this list with you when you move to a
new town.)
         CHICAGO ALUMNI
      EDWARD FAY WILSON, '84
W     E want to broadcast the following:
  Our Friday noon luncheons are
being kept up during the summer and
they are very well attended.
   All U. W. men are welcome. They.
 are held everyF   aat i2:i5 in the
 Ivory Room, Mandel's, 9th floor, corner
 Madison and Wabash.
   We are planning another of our. fa-
mous summer picnics for Saturday, Au-
gust 2r. Full information as to place
will be given at the Friday luncheons
and by mail. With Will Haight in
charge, we all know we will have, a fine
time.
  Our Employment Bureau is going fine.
We now have more calls for men, espe-
cially engineers, than we have men for.
A fine opening is offered for an engineer
to work up to a worthwhile position in
the gas production business. Our genial
secretary, Sam Hickox, has charge of
this activity. For information about
employment, either for positions or men,
call Sam, phone Dearborn 1324, or write
him, 17S W. Madison St.-7-8-26.
           FOND DU LAC
THE U. W. Alumni Club of Fond du
    Lac County met at the Hotel Retlaw
for their annual meeting and banquet cn
May 12. The following officers were
elected: Judge Chester A. Fowler, '89,
president; Helen Howe, vice-president;
Dorothy Thorpe Bechaud, secretary-
treasurer.
  In response to demands for "speech"
when the new president took the chair,
Judge Fowler launched into a humorous
review of conditions at the University in
the '8o's, comparing them with the con-
ditions of today.
  George Little, director of University
athletics and principal speaker of the
evening, was enthusiastically received
by the audience. Mr. Little sa!d:
  "'We. don't want to pay too much at-
tention to our gladiators, but when one
of our two-milers goes out to run against
Minnesota, we want him to run his best
and no pussyfooting.".
  Director Little declared that this was
the two hundred nineteenth group he
had met since he came to the University,
but that he had never written to a young
man to induce him to come to the Uni-
versity.
  '01t is the dutyr of the alumni of the
school which I like to call 'our' univer-
sity to encourage young men to attend
their own state institutions," the di-
rector declared.
   "All over the country the Wisconsin
Alumni clubs are building fast. The
Chicago club has shown an increase in
membership of 34 per cent during the
last year. The New York and other
e-asternbanches a:re atso buiing1fast,
with the Cleveland club writing just
recently that the members are eager
to work for the University and want just
a bit of encouragement and instruction
as to what they can best attempt.
  "The proposed dormitory system will
prove one of the finest, things ever done
for the University. You may hear some
complaints and criticisms from the peo-
ple who have been running boarding and
rooming houses at Madison, but the
system will bring a better contact be-
tween the students, a better opportun-
ity for study and development, a more
masculine spirit under which the univer-
sity man will cling to his group and let
the women cling to their group; he will
lose none of the respect Of the young
women, who admire a 'real he man' far
more than a so-So fellow.
  "We of the faculty, and that means
the athletic department as well as the
collegiate group, take our mission seri-
ously; we feel that we have work tod,
and divide it into three heads, trying
to do a good job with the University man
physically, mentally and morally.
  "To take care of the weaker ones we
examine all and attempt to build up the
weak with corrective exercises. As soon
as they are able, we give them their
choice of 12 different sports in addition
to the regular gymnastics."
  The director reviewed the activities
of the University in athletics, paying
tributes to Dr. Meanwell, "Dad" Vail,
Tom Jones and other men in the depart-
ment as leaders of men as well -as trainers
of athletes. Getting down to the history
of intercollegiate athletics, he declared
the University has every reason to be
proud.
  "I was more proud of that football
team that played at Iowa than any team
I ever had under my coaching," Director
Little declared. "The men proved they
had the true Badger spirit, the spirit of
never say die, win or lose, the same
spirit that is even now being shown in
spring practice and that will make us
even prouder of our team during the
coming season."
  Two members of the Board of Re-
gents were present, the Fond du Lac
hmember, Miss Elizabeth Waters, who
paid a fine tribute to the late President
Bascom, and John C. Schmidtmann of
Manitowoc. The Manitowoc member
declared that no state university in the
country has done more for its state in
the way of service returned than the
University of Wisconsin.
   Dorothy-Ahern, the retiring secretary-
 treasurer, reported a balance in the
 treasury of $2.70, a report which evoked
 glee rather than any apparent worri-
 ment as to the financial affairs of the
 club.
               MANILA
   (While Dean H. L. Russell was in the
Philippines, a group of Wisconsin gradu-
ates and former students entertained him
at a luncheon in Manila. After the lunch-
eon, the Dean very thoughtfully forwarded
to his assistant in Madison a list oj those
who were present, together with their years
and 'occupations, accompanied with the
following comment:
  "By the way, when we were in'Manila
the Wisconsin students gave us a luncheon
and the understanding then was that they
would send an account to the Alumni
Magazine. I wonder if this ever appeared.
I am enclosing a list of the alumni who
attended, as it gives the present occupation
of different individuals. This recprd may
be of some service in bringing the records
of the alumni office up to date."
  We regret to say that the account was
never received by the Magazine, or it surely
would have been published. We are glad
to know, however, that so large a group of
foriner Wisconsinites-are found in Manila,
and that they took this opportunity to get
together and to hear Dean Russell give
them first hand news about the University
as well as about his work and travels in the
Orient. In lieu of the story which may
have got lost, of course, on its journey
across the Pacific, we publish herewith
the names of those who attended the party
in Dean Russell's honor, and which were
turned over to us just recently. Here's
hoping a real live Wisconsin Club may be
founded in Manila!-Editor.)
T  HE list of those who attended the
   luncheon follows. The years given
indicate the years during which the
individuals were students at the Uni-
versity, or the year they graduated.
  Maximo M. Kolau, 1915, dean of the
College of Liberal Arts, University -of
the Philippines; H. L. Russell, '88, dean
of the College of Agriculture,. Univer-
sity of Wisconsin; G. Z. Villanueva,
19i9, memiber, Philippine legislature;
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