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

Campus notes and faculty news,   p. 144


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February, r927
                   Campus
  '6 W  ISCONSIN'S PROM -        Wis-
        consin 's Pride" will be held on
 February 4th, .in Wisconsin's beautiful
 state capitol.
 One of the unprecedented events in con-
 nection with Prom this year is that the.
 'Prom Queen, Miss Helen Ann Hughes,
 of Lima, Ohio, is also leading lady in the
 pre-prom play, 'Captain Applejack.'
 The various committees under the direc-
 tion of Prom Chairman Jack Wilson,
 Milwaukee, have practically completed
 all arrangements for the most brilliant
 social event of the year. Reservations
 for boxes, both from fraternity and- in-
 dependent groups, are being handled by
 Edwin 'Toad' -Crofoot. Madison mer-
 chants have entered into the spirit of
 the event, and all along State St. and
 around the Square are attractively
 decorated windows suggesting the Prom
 atmosphere .of beauty and* color.
   THE REGENTS of the-University have
 accepted a gift of $9,ooo annually for
 five years from the National Teachers'
 Seminary of Milwaukee to bhe used in the
 enlargement of courses for the training
 of teachers of German.
   RK KURT MATTusci of Leipzig Uni-
 versity and Hans G. Ro~mer of Hamburg
 are studying political science at the Uni-
 versity under the German-American
 Student Exchange plan.
   A  NEW   correspondence course, or
rather a revision of a former course,
teaching how to make income tax re-
turns is announced by the University
Extension Division.
  THE LIBRARY SCHOOL now has 587
graduates in libraries of 38 states.
  A GAS METER with a capacity of
  1,200 cubic feet per hour has been given
to the chemical engineering department
by the Wisconsin Gas and Electric Com-
pany of Racine to be used in cooperative
research work now being carried on by
the department and the Wisconsin
Utilities Association.
  "FARM AND FACTORY must prosper
together" is the keynote for the Farm-
ers' Week program at the College of
Agriculture January 31 to February 4.
  TTHE PROMOTION of intramural ath-
letic contests among organized groups at
the University has received a great
impetus through a $2,o00 appropriation
by the Athletic Council, the idea being
to provide a "sports for all" program.
  A FOUNDRY short course for ex-
ecutives and technical workers in the
industry will meet at the College of En-
gineering for an intensive course of
technical instruction Feb. I to 4.
  TWENTY per cent of the rooms in
fraternity houses in Madison are un-
occupied, according to 'the report of the
Notes and Faculty News
annual fall inspection just issued by
Dean. S. H. Goodnight. The sorority
houses are better filled than those of the
men.
   ACCORDING tQ L. J. Wild, a New Zea-
 land educator who is studying state
 educational systems in this country, the
 dairymen of the'Dominion are looking
 to this country, especially Wisconsin,
 for much of their dairy information. The
 results of research studies conducted at
 the Wisconsin Experiment Station are
 closely followed by farmers of New
 Zealand.
   DR. T.' C. CHAMBERLIN of Chicago
 University, a former president of this
 University, and nationally recognized as
 the dean of Americah geologists,, gave
 one of the principal addresses at the 39th
 annual meeting of the Geological So-
 ciety and allied'societies which met in
 Madison, Dec. 27-29. Dr. C. K. LEITH,
 chairman of the department of geology,
 was honored by being elected first vice-
 president of the society and Dr. W. J.
 MEAD of the department was elected
 representative of the society on the
 National Research Council. Some 6o
 graduates of the University were'num-
 bered among the 350 geologists who at-
 tended the meeting. The fact that the
 Association met as far West as Madison,
 something it has not done for thirty
 years, is proof of the fact that the de-
 partment holds a high place in the re-
 gard of America's leading geologists.
 PROF. WILLIAM ELLERY LEONARD has
 been signally honored by being elected
 to membership in the National Institute
 of Arts and Letters. Professor Leonard,
 whose latest work, "Two Lives," has re-
 ceived very favorable criticism both in
 this country and abroad, has been a
 member of the English department for
 2o years.
 PRESIDENT GLENN FRANK has beeri
 named chairman of the jury of award
 for the Harmon prizes in public educa-
 tion. The awards by the Harmon Foun-
 dation amounting to $250, POO, and
 $5o are for "the best unpublished manu-
 script dealing with some adventure,
 invention, or accomplishment in the field
 of public education."
 PROF. W. J. CHASE, of the depart-
 ment of education, has made the first
 English translation of the "Ars Minor"
 of Donatus, the ancestor of all modern
 grammers. His translation is published
 as Number I i of the University of Wis-
 consin studies in the social sciences and
 history.
 DR. PETER DEBYE, former professor
 at the University of Utrecht and of
 Gottingen and now head of the physics
department of the Technical high school
in Zurich, Switzerland, will become
acting professor of mathematical physics
at the University during the second
semester.
    PROF. M. ROSTOVTZEF" of Yale,
  formerly of the University, has dedi-
  cated his new book, "A History of the
  Ancient World," to the University of
  Wisconsin.
  STEPS at the entrance to Bascom Hall
  that have been worn away by the steady
  tread of students' feet since 1857 have
  been 'removed and replaced by new
  stone treads. New doors have also been
  added to the center entrance which
  now eliminate some of the congestion us-
  ually found at this entrance.
  D. FRANK L. CLAPP, Ph.D. 'I5, is a
  professor of education. In that profes-
  sion he has a perfect batting  aver-
  age. He is also a bowler.   In that
  game he has a Ioo-% score, as a result
  of which his name is emblazoned on the
  walls of the Madison Bowling Club. All
  of which is- further evidence of the
  growing practicability of education.
           A Retrospect
        (Continued from page 127)
 stayed late, and that is just what I have
 done. I started'too early for the educa-
 tion to really take effect, but even at
 that I have managed to get through a
 fairly successful life of eighty-odd years,
 with a prospect of some more.
   It is difficult to realize that so much
 material and educational development
 has been brought about within the life-
 time of one man. Think of the wonder-
 ful inventions that have been made in
 that period!-the telegraph, the tele-
 phone, the automobile, the aeroplane,
 wireless telegraphy, the X-Ray, the
 radio, which may carry ones voice to
 listening thousands in all parts of our
 great country; and the advance in
 medical and surgical science. It has
 been truly a great age in which to have
 lived. What will the next ninety years
 do for the world? We can only con-
 jecture.
 In the Class of I862 was Samuel
 Fallows, a colonel in the Civil War and
 later a  bishop  of  the   Reformed
 Episcopal Church, a man, up to the time
 of his death four years ago, greatly
 devoted to the University and always
 present at the Commencements, con-
 ducting the religious part of the exer-
 cises-a man much loved and greatly
 missed. Among others of prominence
 who were educated here were William
 F. Vilas, a United States Senator, and a
 member of President Cleveland's cabi-
 net; John C. Spooner, also a senator;
 and that great lover of nature, John
Muir, whose books on the mountains of
California are widely read.
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