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Berge, A. John (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 41, Number 2 (Feb. 1940)

Roach, Harold
The going's mighty tough,   pp. 104-106


Page 106


THE FIRST MEN'S D9ORMITOR.IES BUILT- IN 1926
.The fraiernity problem started when these 'opened
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'-'an" entire'Year~ and the reason for the papa- -    The dormitories,
are- located f ar enough
     Jarit~y of the latter is obvious.      a;~      way from  the immed~iate
tem'ptations,'- and
       "We, went into the Aormitor business be -adjacent to the intramural
fields where A
     cause the students -requested sueh actiot,tiVMr.  -conlprehenve.aheiprgza
       as'bn
     Hlalverson said. "Our recim't -buildink , e worked -mout. 'it would
take pae to- describe.
     ga4l was in response to, ademand whc 4q    te -adeq  t  cn'9omfortahle.l-
ig    n
       .'.nad byta~ous student committees-   .suyfcltn.
                           -                      k fresibuaz student, who
-in thepast 'ofte n
                                             - 4ound caiofrt intle      
         o~jia ::ttueo at.
             -dormitories 'as -we arelconduetinp'h-mj omk               
b   afaent
         them, are an- essential p ar t of th e edu ca--  br-thteoecarfl'tet
         Woalpant of.ý a university, and we 'o4d    Tlwor suetavsr6
     haive' filled anothet ,oha. if ~we'had buiflt.if" he  *ihes.w g.tehue
                sa$~ic~eis.ii pitn  tthr Ve17 'That i$ :one  of- the duties
                          -  eeek 17ap-it is,       e lattrrend  "Its
  epicbiht-i     o
     #AWo dormintoiry residence, on flin -gic-t               e   itus  
 lagtleon
             ~ Hv~sonIn~a eptt o he-Unveri#7's  ad ted4to scholastic' and
~socia~f
     sdunitary perso0nnol grup predicted -"'we
     ~shall have6 almost,2$l0O stwdents in dorjnitorr fALVEtt&QN describes
dornitoryr life- com-
     ics- Wythe ehd of~ xwxtyear."- Tis figure, of     pfrtelyi his
rep'ort:
                ecuse i#~uds.won~. a  w1l~a iepstz-  "Thet e are~ dozens
of' boys' whod prefer, to
     dents, liut is, emphasizes he grwing dead  enjoy tlii own buildings
rather Ithan -having
     for dormitory bifeoý-an the eanipus,                        
         -n m'Am eitraihii tonad v~ern., 'The
       Fraternity -heads may rostthey have      inenthaie a rifle rage  
      amg-~n Ao'ark
     bfrothers living 'in the dormitoris, but the fact'  rom a teradobacsting
rtoom, gym-
     remains that the fraternity house' js not the  ihsium  store-, librar
 an Id the Pine 'Room,
     self-sufficient' fortress 'of former days when a  which they manage,.'
     large- percentage'of its following seeks board   The fraternity has
always helped a number
     andiroomi'in dormitories.                  of imnpecunious brethren-
with jobs,' for- 'board
         "Thee 'ws noq.'tstion about the superior-  and room, and creditcabegvnteittu
     'ity of the palatial livinig quarters of the fra-  tion 'in this. regard.-
The dormitories, how.
     ternity man in the golden erai, when compared ever, do the same good
deed on a large scale
     to the -average rooming house facilities, but  -with 75 to 80 students
employed each year in
     anyone familiar with the new  dormitories  dining rooms, serveries;
kitchen  and dish
     would be willing to stack them up against the  room, and gate houses.
                          mostimpessve o th Grek  ouse.  (ontnuedon    age188


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