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Hobbs, M. K. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 27, Number 9 (July 1926)

Rural church summer school,   p. 290


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July, z926
THE WISCONSIN ALUMNI MAGAZINE
         U. W. Clubs
         (Continued from page 288)
the latest graduates as to changes that
had taken place on the Wisconsin
campus.
  Eric Allen, 'oi; Mrs. Eric Allen (Ida
Elliott), 'o2; James Barnett, Ph.D. '05;
William Brooke, Law, 'o4; Mark Cas-
telloe, 'I I; Charles Clark, 'o7; Robert
Clark,- Ph.D., 'o5; Lewis Constance,
Law, '95; Dr. William Dale, ex 'o2; Ed-
gar DeCou, '94; Carl Fischer, 'oo;
Charles Greenwood, '99; Charles Hardy,
Law, '96; Leland Johnson, 'i8; Mrs. Le-
land Johnson (Winifred Bent), '17;
Frederick Shinn, Ph.D. 'o6; Warren
Smith, 'o2; Lillian Stupp, '2!2; Dr. Harry
Talbot, '22; Ernestine Troemel, '25;
Anna Welch, M.A. 'IO.-5-2o0-26.
        ST. CROIX VALLEY
        ARTHUR BENSON, '23
AN enthusiastic group of forty-one
.LL'attended the banquet and meeting
held at River Falls by the St. Croix Val-
ley U. W. Club. River Falls, Ellsworth,
Roberts, Hudson, and New Richmond
members were in attendance.
  Prof. Thomas Lloyd Jones, '96, ot the
University, was the principal speaker of
the evening, taking as his subject "The
Relation of the Alumni to the Univer-
sity." He called attention to the duties
and opportunities of alumni in uphold-
ing the cause of free education by con-
cerning themselves with local school
questions-school support, good teach-
ers, proper equipment, etc. He also sug-
gested that alumni keep themselves in-
formed about the University and abolish
any ignorance concerning its activities
that may be prevalent in their commun-
ity, ignorance which breeds prejudice
and false reports. Alumni may also help
in bringing, pressure to bear upon the
legislature when financial support for the
University is imperiled as was done in
the crisis of 1925. And one of the most
practical ways in which they may show
their love and loyalty to their Alma
Mater is to establish local scholarships
for worthy students who are thereby
enabled to attend the University. Pro-
fessor Lloyd Jones closed with the words,
"Alumni, when you die, leave your
millions to the good work."
   Professor Glen Junkman, Ph.B. '13,
 presided as toastmaster.  Gertrude
 Cairns, '98, Ellsworth, Prof. T. J. Mad-
 den, '17, New Richmond, and Prof. W.
 B. Davison, o8, River Falls, gave short
 talks.
   At the business meeting succeeding
 the banquet the following officers were
 elected for. next year: Arthur Benson,
 '23, River Falls, president; H. G. Sey-
 forth, '14, Ellsworth, vice-president;
and Laura Weld, '99, River Falls, secre-
tary-treasurer.
  At the invitation of Archie Hargrave,
ex 'I6, it was voted unanimously to hold
a picnic at his place near 'Roberts in
place of the regular annual banquet.
  A resolution of disapproval of the re-
gents' action in voting to refuse the ac-
ceptance of gifts to the University from
incorporated educational endowments
was passed, and the secretary was in-
structed to send a copy of the resolution
to the regents and to the Alumni'Maga-
zine. (The resolution will appear in the
August issue of the Magazine.)-6-8-26.
  Rural Church Summer
              School
  Rising with Wisconsin's permanent
and practical institutions of learning is
the Rural Church Summer Schoolwhich
opened its doors at 'the Wisconsin Col-
lege of Agriculture, Madison, for the
fifth time, June 28 to July Io. Rural
clergymen  and their wives from   the
various denominations and, from   all
sections of the country are in attendance
again this year.
  Pursuant to the plans of former years,
a camptis being operated on the shores of
Lake Mendota within walking distance
of the Summer, School sessions. Conse-
quently, those in attendance have an
opportunity to enjoy the pleasures of
camp life in alternation with their stud-
ies of rural sociology. No registratio
fees are charged, and expenses are
limited to room and 'board.
          Add New Course
  Plans were made to extend the Rural
Church course of study by the addition
of a third year course. First and second
year courses are being repeated, how-
ever, for the benefit of those who are at-
tending for the first or second time. J.
H. Kolb, director, has made an effort to
maintain the high   quality of these
courses by enlisting services of instruc-
tors formerly in charge.
   Suggested courses for the entire pro-
 gram for this year are as follows: First
 Year-Sociology of Community Life,
 Community Surveys and Organization,
 Community and Religious Drama, and
 Agricultural Economics; Second and
 Third  Years-Community     Activities
 and Problems for Rural Youth, Tested
 Methods in Community Work, Co-
 operative Marketing Methods and Fam-
 ily Social Work in Rural Communities.
         Group Conferences
   At eleven o'clock each day the various
 church groups have an opportunity to
 gather and talk over their own special
 organization problems. Leaders of the
various groups thus far assigned are:
Home Missions Council Group, Dr. C.
E. Vermilya, New York City; Episco-
palian Group, Reverend F. D. Goodwin,
New York City; and the Catholic Group
Dr. F. J. Haas, Milwaukee.
  Preliminary, plans were made to ob-
tain the following leaders for the various
courses conducted at the Rural Church
Summer School: Dr. H. Paul Douglass,
Institute of Social and Religious Re-
search, New York City; Ralph S. Adams
Commission of Social Service and Rural
Work, Reformed Church in the United
States, Philadelphia; J. A. James,
assistant dean, Wisconsin College of
Agriculture; Reverend Win. F. Mc-
Dermott; principal, St. Catherine's
High School, Racine; Miss Elizabeth
Yerxa, State Board of Control, State
Capitol, Madison; and B. H. Hibbard,
R. J. Colbert, and Theodore Macklin
of the Wisconsin,-College of Agriculture.
          Groups Recreate
  Entertainment as well as instruction
enter int6 the afternoon and evening
demonstrations and cover such subjects
as: rural recreation, auto mechanics,
livestock and poultry judging, and horti-
culture and gardening. -Motion pictures
of worthwhile plays are featured during
some of the evening meetings, and com-
munity singing is under the direction of
E. B. Gordon of the University of Wis-
consin extension division.
  The annual reception dinner was held
Monday evening, June -28, at 6 P. M.
at the Wesley Foundation Church.
   Pioneers in Education
        (Continued from page 280)
 by a special faculty headed by Professor
 Meiklejohn as director. The professor
 will devote two-thirds time to the ex-
 perimental college and one-third to
 regular courses.
   Students who successfully complete
 the two years of study will be admitted
 with full standing as juniors in the Col-
 lege of Letters and Science. They must
 fulfill the regular language requirements,
 however, to complete the bachelor of
 arts degree.
 Commencement Week
        (Continued from page 276)
   Suffice it to say also, since we are
 crowded for space, that the Commence-
 ment program seems to grow more
 pleasing in  beauty  of effect each
 passing year. No alumnus should miss
 the crowning event of Commencement
 Week- Commencement itself-under
 the open sky, at sunset. There is some-
 thing mysterious about it-threatening
 as the sky may be, the clouds always
 drift by, and it never rains on Olson!
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