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Egstad, H. M. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 33, Number VI (March 1932)

While the clock strikes the hour,   pp. 182-184

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March, 1932                                                             
 The Wisconsin Alumni Magazine
ord. The band was taken to Chicago several times   in legislative scholarships.
Graduate students received
before a successful recording was obtained. The Uni-  50 legislative scholarships
valued at $5,000, and under-
versity was not willing to pay for the expenses, so  graduates received $19,000
in legislative scholarships.
the dealer did it with the understanding that he was  Added to the amount
of loans and scholarships grant-
to be paid the first $500 in royalties.             ed last year, the figures
show that during the past year
   In the three years the record has been on sale more  and a half of depression,
approximately $133,000 in
 than 16,000 have been bought. While most of the rec-  loans and scholarships
were awarded.
 ords have been distributed in Wisconsin and sur-      In spite of the increased
demand for loans and
 rounding states, the sales in foreign countries have been  scholarships,
no deserving students who have applied
 large. At the Taylor Electric Co., Milwaukee distrib-  for loans have been
turned away. It has only been
 utors of Victor records, it is reported that the Wis-  through the aid of
the donations of wealthy alumni,
 consin record has sold better throughout the country  and student, faculty,
and alumni loan fund drives, that
 and in foreign lands than any other recorded college  this has been achieved
according to Prof. Olson. How-
 song. The "On, Wisconsin" record has been particu-  ever, the
fund is still in poor shape, and any additions
 larly popular in Japan.                                  which may be made
will be greatly appreciated, Olson
                                                            The alumni drive
has contributed over $5,000 and
Combine     Further progress in the University's econ-  the student drive
$1,456.75. In addition three gifts
Photographic omy program for this year was made re-  have been recently accepted
by the board of regents.
Laboratories  cently when the board of regents adopted  The friends of John
W. Logan contributed $185.35 for
a plan whereby the University photographic laboratory  the establishment
of a prize fund in his memory. The
was organized in conjunction with the bureau of vis-  first payment of $400
on the Burr W. Jones fund for
ual instruction of the extension division.         law students has been
received. A gift of $132.08 by
  The laboratory will be under the supervision of J.  the students of the
late Prof. George C. Fiske, of the
E. Hanson, chief of the visual instruction bureau, and  classics department
to found the George Converse Loan
in direct charge of Freeman H. Brown. The arrange-  fund has also been accepted.
ment will increase the facilities of the bureau, which
aids educators throughout the state by supplying them
with visual aids as a means of supplementing oral and  How is  Scientists
at the University are searching in
written instruction in state schools.               SoilMade? out of the
way places for information that
  Photographic equipment, negatives, and negative   may help them the better
to understand and work out
files now owned by the University are to be trans-  their many soil problems.
ferred to the laboratory under conditions determined  This winter while ice
is still on the lakes, they will
by a special committee to be appointed by Pres. Glenn  delve into the muds
at the bottom of Lake Mendota for
Frank. All policies of the laboratory are to be estab-  samples of newly
made soil for study. Through holes
lished by this committee.                                in the ice, a heavy
brass, watertight cylinder will be
  In addition to concentrating University photograph-  lowered by ropes and
windlass into the mud that is
ic work, the new plan will save money for various  slowly forming in the
deep sections of the lake. After
departments-since all-work is-to-be-done at-cost, and-  the cylinder has
been settled to the desired depth, it
the schedule of prices is to be raised or lowered from  will be opened to
receive a core of mud, then closed
time to time by J. D. Phillips, business manager of the  and raised to the
University, in order to keep the prices strictly on a  In the laboratory,
this newly formed earth material
cost basis.                                              will be carefully
examined under the most powerful
  The new photographic department can do any work   microscopes for the tiny
bacteria that are helping
that a commercial photo establishment can do with   Mother Nature in her
never-ending soil building work.
the exception of photo micrographic work and motion  A knowledge of these
organisms and how they work, it
picture film processing and printing, according to Mr.  is hoped, may furnish
soil scientists with much help-
Hansen.                                                  ful information
that will aid them in solving many
  The bureau of visual instruction, to which the pho-  new soil problems.
tographic laboratory is joined under the provisions of  The work is supported
by the National Research
the plan, was inaugurated in 1914 under the direction  Council and will be
under the immediate supervision
of W. H. Dudley. During the first year 43,875 slides  of Elizabeth McCoy,
of the department of agricultural
and 470 films were used in educational work through-  bacteriology.
out the state. In 1930-31, the number of slides used
by Wisconsin educators in their work reached 201,786,
while 7,536 films were used, Mr. Hansen said.       AALab   Condemnation
of the old Applied Arts la-
                                                         to be   boratory
on the lower campus brings an end
                                                         Razed   to a historic
campus landmark. The city has
$50,000  Students have received more than $50,000 in  declared it to be a
fire menace. Mrs. Martha Longfield
Given in loans and scholarships since September ac-  has bought the building
and will dismantle it in the
Loans   cording to figures released by Prof. Julius Ol-  near future.
son, chairman of the faculty committee on under-      The building was first
heard of as the old Ollin and
graduate loans and scholarships.                         Raymer stables.
The University bought it 30 years
  The exact amount loaned was $50,713.83. Of this   ago along with the section
of ground now known as
amount $24,013.83 was in cash loans, $2,700 in the  the lower campus. It
was remodeled and has since
Henry Strong loan and scholarship fund, and $24,000  been used as the applied
arts laboratory.
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