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Crawford, Robert S. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 27, Number 4 (Feb. 1926)

Class news,   pp. 106-114

Page 107

present. The others, as to size, appear-
ance, and sprightliness, looked as they
did when they scampered over the cam-
pus from '78 to '81. It was such a re-
union as we hope to duplicate in June!
8tare Decisis-I9Io?. Can you translate
the above?  I will give you a clue--
Porter Auditorium, Room 301. It is
taken from a pamphlet just issued by
the U. S. C. College of Law. It portrays
a wonderful new Law building which
has been the dream of Porter since 191o
and the best room in the entire struc-
ture is honored by his name. All khe
more glory for 1881!
  New-Year's cards wet
received from many ofyouu." ,
mention those who did not retmiiitý*
me. They will see me in June and
   Judge Henry MASoN says he and Mrs.
Mason will surely be there in June. You
remember how proud we were of Henry
TIT 192I, when he covered our class with
glory by making the best address given
at the alumni dinner? He can do it
again, I know. Come and hear him.-
F. S. W.
  William GOODAL writes that he will be at
Route 2, Duffee, Miss., until April I. There-
after he may be reached at Shipman, Miss.
Sec'y-CLA'hA BAKER FLETT, Madison
               Lathrop Hall
  Change of address: Carolyn HoWE Porter,
2io1 Tenth Ave., Hibbing, Minn.
            Reune in June!
  Henry RosER, who has retired from   the
practice of law, may be addressed at R. No. I,
Box io88, Hawthorne, Calif. He formerly
lived at Inglewood, Calif.-John ROWLAND
has been reappointed public administrator of
Racine county. He has served in this capaciy
since 1916. Mr. Rowland is a member of the
firm of Carpenter & Rowland, real estate
and insurance agents, Racine.
Charles PERRY, of Wauwatosa, assembly-
man from the 16th district, formally an-
nounced his candidacy for governor of Wis-
consin on the Republican ticket at the next
            137 W. Gilman St.
  The following communication of interest
has been received from E. M. WINSTON, who
is an attorney at 155 N. Clark St., Chicago:
  "Mr. A. W. Meyer, '98, spends nearly a page of
a recent number of the ALuMNI MAGAZINE in
objecting that the Board of Regents were un-
democratic in that they attempted to determine,
as Mr. Meyer puts it, 'for all time,' the question
whether certain contributions should be accepted
'in the future.'
  "Now it is of course true that the thing that one
Board of Regents does can at any time be undone
by another Board or even by the same Board
itself, if it shall thereafter change its mind. The
Board, therefore, did not attempt to fix things for
all time and Mr. Meyer's whole argument, being
based on a wholly groundless assumption, is left
hanging in the air without supporting fact.
  "The furious objection made to the Regents'
action is, I submit, exceedingly thoughtless.
"The question of the acceptance of certaih
gifts is undoubtedly a difficult one but it is also
true that educational institutions are frequently
subsidized for the direct purpose of preventing
freedom of speech and of action which Mr. Meyer
so strongly eulogizes. Such gifts have frequently
been made for the direct purpose of indirect bribes
of public officials and public institutions.
  "I do not know, nor shall I presume to suggest
the reason in the minds of the Regents for their
action. I have, however, heard a very definite
story which, if it be true, proves in the case of the
University of Wisconsin the danger of the accept-
ance of such gifts. If the story is true, the Board
4f Regents had ample justification and reason for
         rate,Vs indubitable that- the position
         he Re   ts has very strong reasons in
           T. TFegents, therefore, were quite
j-,- ed in exercising their own judgment as they
have done. Whether I or any other alumnus of
the institution thinks that, upon the whole, the
action taken is advisable, is quite beside the ques-
tion. The Regents have the responsibility and
should not be abused because of its honest
  Sec'y-W. N. PARKER,          Madison
             14 So. Carroll St.
  Through the executive ability of J. B.
RAMSAY, president and general manager of
the French Battery Company, a remarkable
year of growth and expansion has been
recorded by the company. Mr. Ramsay
has surrounded himself with a staff of very
capable young men, many of them Wisconsin
r     As t ares. At the peak of production, 1,300
       J     ---ppe d on the payroll. Manufac-
tu+    r'oduct   . the past three years ex-
cekr,',ý" ,2,ocan,
  Change of aJ, ss: D. E. WEBSTER, 360
Prospect Ave., 'Milwaukee.
            1711 Van Hise Ave.
            Reune in June!
  Loyal DURAND, member of the board of
directors of the Alumni Association, appears
in the Milwaukee Sentinel's'"Who's Who in
Milwaukee" column for January 4. Like
Matthew    DUDGEON    of the   Milwaukee
Library, he appears to have grown younger
rather than older, in spite of the fact that he
has a son who is an instructor at the Uni-
versity, another who is a senior here, and two
daughters who are registered at Downer Col-
lege and Downer Seminary respectively.
(Which causes us to comment upon the
marvels which may be wrought by a clean
shave. Loyal used to wear a mustache in
'9I. We'd like to see the Sentinel try the same
sort of stunt for some of our prominent
women graduates, showing them "Then"
with long hair and "Now" with bobs. Per-
haps they could produce quite as striking
and flattering a transformation.) But coming
back-Mr. Durand has a long line of ac-
complishments to his credit too numerous to
mention, in addition to his main business of
selling insurance. And no wonder he keeps
fit-he belongs to the Fox Point Country
Club, the Athletic Club, and the Town Club.
 R. R. 6, National Road, Springfield, 0.
 J. T. HOOPER, superintendent of the State
 School for the Blind, is making a name for
himself in gathering into the school people of
mature years and teaching them remu nera-
tive trades.-Homer SYLVESTER is practicing
medicine in Madison.-John CUNNINGHAM,
after serving for some time as postmaster in
Janesville, has resumed the practice of law,.
with offices in the Lapham Block.-Bert
HAND, who has practiced law in Racine
since his post-graduate days in America and
Europe, is the proud father of an athletic
Senior. This candidate is the third Hand in
direct line to graduate from the University.,
  Sec'y-JULIA     MURPHY, Madison
            635 Howard Place
  Justice E. Ray STEVENS took his place on
the State supreme court bench last month.
On January 4 he was installed as president
of the Madison Kiwanis Club. "Service to
our fellow men" was the theme of his short
installation speech.-F. W. MEISSNER has
recently sold his drug store on North Aye.,
Milwaukee, and has taken up his residence in
  Change of Address: L. W. MYERS 5328
Lemon Grove Ave., Los Angeles, Cali?.
  Sec'y-CAROLINE YOUNG, Madison
            iO3 E. Wilson St.
  Change of address: Lucy BERRY McGlach-
lin, 224 Calumet Ave., Chicago.
   Sec'y-ANNA GRIFFITHS, Madison
            131 W. Gilman St.
  Charles HEBBERD is desdribed as the "po-
litical paradox of the Northwest" in a recent
issue of the Spokesman-Review, Spokane,
Wash. In business life he is known as mana-
ger and secretary-treasurer of Tull & Gibbs,
but to the people of Spbkane he is best known
as the man who hdlps put over any civic, na-
tional or party need. He helped raise hun-
dreds of thousands of dollars for 'Victory
loans, and has millions to his credit raised in
community chest drives and other public
works. During the war, he was state food
administrator. He has behind all his public
business a sense of giving back to the com-
. l   o_ . .. .  .

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