University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
The University of Wisconsin Collection

Page View

McCormick, Bart E. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 28, Number 4 (Feb. 1927)

Things in general,   pp. 132-135

Page 135

THE FOLLOWING letter to the Secretary of the
   Alumni Association from Mr. E. M. Terry tells
the story. The home schedule is as follows: January
22nd, Northwestern; February 8th, Notre 'Dame;
February i2th, Chicago; February 22nd, Iowa; March
5th, Illinois.
  "I wish to take this opportunity to thank you and our.
Chicago alumni for the very effective support given us
in connection with our efforts to secure time from.
Station KYW of Chicago to enable us to broadcast
the remaining conference basketball games of the season.
  "Professor Lighty and I made a trip to Chicago
yesterday for this purpose. ,We were met 't the hotel
by Mr. Harry Marks and Mr. Horner. We found that
Mr- Byronpresident -the-AumnA          Ciatio,    s
out of the city. Before he left, however, he had writ-
ten letters to George Haight, Marc A. Law, and Israel
Shrimski. Mr. Ed. Austin had already called 'Upon
the Westinghouse authorities and presented our case
the day before our arrival.
  "We spent two hours in conference with Mr. Haight,
who gave us very good counsel, and used most effec-
tively all the means at his disposal to secure the con-
cessions desired,as did also Mr. Law and Mr. Shrimski.
Mr. Horner accompanied us on our visit to the Westing-
house Company and gave freely of his time and advice.
  "We succeeded in securing from KYW time to broad-
cast the three games' which fall on Saturday evenings.
KYW is tied up with the so-called "blue chain" on Tues-
day evenings, and the time on those evenings on our
own wave length is therefore not available. The radio
inspector, to whom we also presented our case, has ap-
proved our plan to broadcast the Tuesday games on
another wave length.
   "We are accordingly glad to announce that we are
now in a position to broadcast all of the-remaining
conference games. The wave length to be used on
Tuesday nights has not yet been determined, but it will
not be -very far removed from-our normal wave Of 535
TO THE END that the living social and economic
   issues arising in the life of Wisconsin as well as in the
nation at large may be subjected to research, the com-
prehensiveness and impartiality of which shall be
specially guaranteed, and the results of which shall be
insured contact with the public mind, President Frank
proposes that there be set up at the University of Wis-
consin an Institute of Social and Economic Research,
with a board made up of lay representatives of all, the
basic social and economic groups of the State. When a
research has been finished upon any of the living social
or economic problems of Wisconsin, the plan proposes
that, prior to publication, the results of the research be
brought to the attention of these representatives of the
basic occupational groups of the State, such as agri-
culture, labor, industry, and the like; that these repre-
sentatives be permitted to subject the results to close
scrutiny, and that, face to face around a table, these
representatives of agriculture, labor, industry and the
like, discuss the results. If any one of these groups is
able to find a flaw in the research, to disprove any
statement of fact, or to uncover any overlooked facts,
the plan imposes upon such a group the responsibility
of stating its contention to the whole board. If the con-.
tention is proved to the satisfaction of the other groups
and to the satisfaction of the scholars responsible for the
research, the necessary correction is to be made. If any
group undertakes to indulge in special pleading, it must
rnin the gauntlet of the other groups across the table. If
any group makes a criticism of the research, and is un-
able to convince the other groups or the scholars-of the
soundness of the criticism, that group, if still convinced
of the soundness of its own contention at the end of the
discussion, is to have the right to enter its protest over
its signature as a footnote to the published results of the
  This device, which is the fruition of a plan upon which
Professor John R. Commons has been working for some
time, has promise of value as a means of insuring a
living contact between the learning of the University
and the life of the State, of adding to the guaranty of
compreflensiveness ana impartiaiity in tne researcn,
and of affording an excellent training in the technique
of diverse groups working together.
TEN     THOUSAND      folders containing  Wisconsin
   songsIwith a prominent red W   on the title page
have been issued by the Wisconsin Club of Detroit for
the use of alumni at Founders' Day and other meetings
throughout the year.- As soon as they are ready,
packages of folders will be sent to all club secretaries.
  The folders, in themselves valuable, have their
greatest value in presenting to Wisconsin alumni
everywhere the spirit of the Wisconsin Club of Detroit,
a club not large in numbers but full of enthusiasm and
inspired with genuine Wisconsin spirit. A visit to the
Detroit Club by the average alumnus is an eye-opener.
Located right under the shadow of our great sister
University and in the midst of thousands of loyal
alumpi of that institution, the Wisconsin Club of Detroit
is a going, enthusiastic institution. Witness the com-
ment of Charles F. Hibbard, Jr.:
   "T w inrproi-ec1 tn nh'qerve the favorable way in
which our boys reacted to the suggestion of getting Out
song folders.  Don't waste Detroit on small jobs.
There must be a need in larger things in importance and
amount, and I know Detroit will tackle larger and more
difficult tasks with even more enthusiasm than the one
just given us."
  Thanks, fellows. The spirit of the Detroit Club is a
challenge to alumni. The officers of the club are Taylor
H. Seeber, '21, president, and H. E. Broadfoot, '17,
ON JANUARY 6th, President Frank spent a very
busy day in Milwaukee. At three o'clock he ad-
dressed several thousand high school students. At
six o'clock he was present at a dinner attended by the
day and evening school instructors, the principals of the
high schools, Superintendent Potter, Director Cooley
and Principal Siweker of the Vocational School, Loyal
Durand of' the Board of Education, Theodore Kron-
shage and Miss Leola Hirschman, members of the Board
of Regents. This meeting was addressed by Dean Snell
of the Extension Department. At 8:i1 President Frank
addressed over a thousand students of the University
Extension classes. The meetings were arranged by Mr.
P. J. Zimmers, district superintendent of the Extension
Division located in Milwaukee.
February, r9:27

Go up to Top of Page