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Egstad, H. M. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 35, Number VII (April 1934)

With the Badger sports,   pp. 201-203


Page 203


April, Nineteen thirty-four                                             
                                   rage 203
    Dorms Slash         Rigates for Summler                  depend, however,
upon general economic conditions par-
                                                             tiCularly the
situation of teachers. Should Chicago succeed
IN A SINCERE attempt to make it possible for more stu-    in refinancing
its school system and pay its teachers before
  dents and alumni to attend the regular summer session   June 1st the back
salary that is due them, we should un-
at the University this year, the Department of Dormi-     doubtedly have
several hundred of them enrolled who will
tories and Commons has cut the cost of room and board     not come if the
refinancing fails. Correspondence is large
in the University dormitories to a bare minimum.          in volume and shows
a decidedly keen interest on the part
  The Department's director, Don L. Halverson, '11, has   of prospective
students in widely scattered parts of the
announced the scale of prices for the six weeks session   country. Unless
drastically unfavorable economic condi-
as follows:                                                  tions prevail,
the prospects for a good attendance are ex-
                        Women                                cellent.
  Board and single room ................     $45.00
  Board and space in two room suite, per person $45.00
  Board and double room .................. $41.00             Wisconsin's
New            Liter       aryMagazine
                         Men                                            
        B     ayWli
  Board and single room ................       $47.00                   
        By Mary Willis
  Board and double room ................... $43.00        IN  THE growing
number of little magazines that may
  The difference in the price for men and that for women    become far more
important in the age of leisure, The
arises from the fact that maid service is furnished in the  Rocking-Horse
takes its place as the literary representative
men's dormitories whereas the women residents are re-     of the University.
To those accustomed to student publica
quired to take care of making their own beds.            tions, the cheerful
self-mockery of The Rocking-Horse's
  Chadbourne, Barnard and Adams halls will be open to     name must be reassuring.
If, to paraphrase the quotation
women residents this summer. Both Chadbourne and          from which the
magazine derives its name, they sway about
Barnard are conveniently located on the Campus, with easy  upon a rocking
horse, and think it Pegasus, a review of the
access to all Campus buildings, the Union terrace and the  three issues of
the magazine that are already published indi-
downtown area. Adams hall is located west of the Campus   cates that at least
they are learning to ride. The Rocking
but has the advantage of being on the lake, far from the  Horse is gaited
to poetry and prose; to the essay, the short
noises of the student's Latin quarter. Tripp hall, adjoining  story, and
the argumentative article as well as th the lyric
Adams hall, will be open to men students. These two       and other forms
of verse.
dormitories have always had a most interesting social pro-  The magazine
is published by the Arden Club of the
gram  planned each summer and residents in each have      University of Wisconsin,
an organization for students of
always expressed great satisfaction at the recreational facil-  English and
for members of other departments who are
ities offered.                                               interested in
literature. Their interest in contemporary
  This new scale of board and room prices will bring the  literature, a notable
feature of the present make-up of the
entire cost of the session to well below $100 for all who  club, has extended
itself to the very contemporary literature
want to attend.                                              that is being
produced in Wisconsin today.
                                                                The magazine
believes that much good writing is being
                                                              done in Wisconsin,
and that an organ for the publication
    - ~Summrner Session     Prospects Bri ht              of-the work of
young-authors -will provide stimulation-for-
                                                              further creative
work. The reception of the magazine has
L IVING COSTS will be lower at the University during      been favorable.
Copies are being sent to all parts of the
    the coming Summer Session, June 25 to August 3,       United States;
such institutions as the New York Public
than they have been in three decades past. First class room  Library are
keeping files of it, and a request for copies
and good board ranged in former years from $60 to $90     has even arrived
from Germany. Other poetry magazines
for the six-week period. 'For the coming summer the Uni-  are reprinting
some exceptionally good material from its
versity dormitories are offering the best of accommodations  pages. Five
of the contributors have been asked by other
for the incredibly low figures of $41 to $47. These prices  magazines to
submit material; proving that such a publica-
obtain both in the Campus halls, Barnard and Chadbourne,  tion is efficacious
in bringing new writers before the atten-
and in the lake-shore quadrangles, Adams and Tripp. The   tion of the reading
and editorial public.
last named will house men only; the other three will be
open for women.
   The lake shore fraternity and sorority houses are also    Fraternities
on the Campus are making a sincere attempt
 popular residences for summer session students, but they  to better their
present conditions.  Several meetings of
 cannot compete with the dormitories in price. The charges  interested persons
have been held and a definite program
 in these houses will probably range from $55 to $60, while  will be announced
at a later date.
 the private dormitories will
 doubtless remain at similar
 levels. Private houses in the
 city and restaurants have also
 reduced their prices in order
 to retain a share of the pat-
 ronage.
   The result of these very
 material reductions in living -i
 costs may be a considerable
 increase in registrations in the
 Summer Session. Much will


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