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Schoenfeld, Clay (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 48, Number 8 (May 1947)

With the alumni,   pp. 23-25

Page 23

UW Women Grads
Fill Varied Jobs
  RECENT WOMEN graduates of the
University are filling positions all the
way from medical technologists to em-
bassy clerks, according to records in
the Dean of Women's office.
  Of the 450 coeds who graduated in
1945, the majority have reported back
on their job situations.
  "Significant of the post-war state of
mind of women grads is their willing-
ness to start at the bottom in the em-
ployment market," says Miss Emily
Chervenik, head of the University's
placement and occupational counseling
service for women.
  Sociology- majors-are doing -case-
w ork~servingaspuublic health or my
nurses, as m" embers of the army hostess
corps, and as child welfare workers.
Those who majored in social work have
accepted similar positions. The field of
psychology offers diversified job experi-
ences. For example, one graduate is
field secretary for the Camp Fire Girls
in Lps Angeles, another is an inter-
viewer at the State University, one is
on the merchandise training squad at
Mandel Bros., in Chicago, and others
are personnel and publicity workers.
  Women with degrees in economics
have chosen such diversified jobs as
service representative for the Wiscon-
sin Telephone Company, credit investi-
gator for the Continental Illinois Na-
tional Bank and Trust Company of
Chicago, and positions as personnel
directors, junior executives, interview-
ers, and researchers.
  All medical technologists employed
are located in hospitals throughout the
country, from Milwaukee to Portland,
Ore. The majority of women with de-
grees in dietetics are interning in hos-
pitals, serving as research chemists, or
as home economists. Women who ma-
teaching  social studies, supervising
YWCA programs, and serving as libra-
  Art majors are teaching art, work-
ing as apprentices in large department
stores, doing post graduate work or
studying dress designing. Those who
studied  bacteriology  are continuing
their research as University assistants,
or doing laboratory testing for com-
mercial firms.
  Eight speech majors are teaching in
high schools, two are reservationists
with air' lines, and others are speech
correctionists for the Madison public
schools. One woman is a clerk in the
US Embassy in Berlin. Another is an
actress at Chappaqua, New York.
Fa-UW Student May Lead
Congress Party in India
  Jaya Prakash Narayan, x'27, may
become the leader of the National Con-
gress Party of India, according to Prof.
Merle E. Curti of the University his-
tory department.
  Professor Curti recently returned
from a four-month lecture tour of that
country. He says that Narayan now
leads the socialist left wing of the Con-
gress Party and may move up to suc-
ceed Pandit Nehru as the revolution
moves to the left.
1879      g   ..........W
  Mrs. Louis C. WALLBRIDGE, (Louise
CASTLE), Topeka, Kan., died Jan. 22 at
her home. She had lived on a ranch at
Russell, Kan., for many years. Mrs. Wall-
bridge was known for her musical and
writing ability.
1883 .........       .......... W
  Lillian BEECROFT, Madison, a retired
member of the State Historical Library
staff, died Feb. 26 after a long illness.
She had been in charge of the newspaper
division of the library for 30 years when
she retired five years ago.
  Judge G. N. RISJORD, Ashland, veteran
judge of the fifteenth judicial circuit, has
announced that he will be a candidate for
re-election in the April elections . . . Floyd
M. DuBOIS, Madison, died Feb. 20 at his
home. A state civil service employee for
many years, Mr. DuBois had also been
assistant postmaster at Lodi prior to going
to the- state of Oregon in 1900, where he
was with the forest service.
1899   W..........W
  Wilbur A. AUSTIN, formerly of Bloom-
ington, Wis., died Feb. 8 at Sierra Madre,
zGeerge B__PARKHILL._a former Madi-
son attorney, died Feb. 1 at the home of  Laurence C. BURKE, Madison, associate
his son, Oakley Parkhill, at Galesville. He librarian at the University for
45 years,
was a former district attorney of Clark will retire from active duty July
County and postmaster at Thorp. In Madi-
son he had law offices on S. Carroll St.
  Change of Direction
    ISABEL CAPPS may have grad-
  uated from the University in 1923
  with a degree in physical educa-
  tion, but she's now manufacturing
  sapphire recording and playback
    "There's been a sharp change of
  direction" she writes.
    Miss Capps inherited the Frank
  L. Capps Co. from her father. Her
  precision styli are used widely to-
  day to cut records, either for direct
  playback or for processing.
    "The electrical engineering de-
  partment and the physics depart-
  ment (in which I got some of my
  worst marks l ) will find this of in-
  terest," she says.
1889 .       ............W
  Mrs. Joseph L. DUGAS (Nettle SMITH),
St. Paul, Minn., died Feb. 11. Mrs. Dugas
was born in Sun Prairie; Wis., and went
to St. Paul in 1911 where for about 10
years she was a supply teacher in Cen-
tral High School. In 1920 she became a li-
brarian. She retired in 1939. She was a
member of the Half-Century Club of the
University and was active in alumni af-
1894 .............. W
  George W. MEAD, Wisconsin Rapids,
president of the Consolidated Water Power
and Paper Co., has given Stevens Point
$1,200 for public purposes. The gift was
made to the park board. Mr. Mead re-
cently gave shore land along the Wisconsin
River there to the city for development of
a park and this latest gift of money will
be applied toward the beautification of
the land ... Richard M. ARMS, Seattle,
died Jan. 30 after a long illness. Mr. Arms,
who had lived in Seattle for 45 years, was
superintendent of Seattle City Light and
had been an inslector for the Alaska Rail-
road. He had retired several years ago be-
cause of poor health.
1896 .........       .......... W
  City Attorney Fred W. DICKE, Two Riv-
ers, has completed 50 years as a lawyer in
the same downtown office in which he is
now practicing. He was named city at-
torney in 1897 and with the exception of
three or four years has served in that
capacity since... W. Lincoln SMITHYMAN
and Iva GOODWIN '97, were married fifty
years on Dec. 24. They are living at Sus-
sex, Wis. since Mr. Smithyman retired as
principal of the Win. McKinley School,
Milwaukee. They are the parents of Ralph,
'24, Ruth, '27, and Paul, '38.
1903   .......       .......... W
  Judge Stephen J. McMAHON of Milwau-
kee and Washington, D. C., is now serv-
ing in Tokyo. His address is CPC-LA,
GHQ, SCAP, APO 500, c/o PM San Fran-
cisco, Calif.
1905 .       ...........W
  Mrs. William N. SMITH (Clara KEM-
LER), Platteville, died Feb. 19 at her win-
ter home in Palo Alto, Calif. She taught
school at Hazel Green before her marriage
to William Smith, who is general manager
of the Vinegar Hill Zinc Co., Platteville
     Adolph F. MEYER, Minneapolis, is
consulting hydraulic engineer and head of
the Meyer Governor Co., manufacturers of
regulators for paper mill pulp grinders ...
Dr. Ira B. CROSS, professor of economics
at the University of California at Berkeley,
has written a booklet entitled Californians
and Hard Money, printed for distribution
to bankers throughout the state.
1908               .......... W
  Mrs. Van -Andrew B. NELSON (Nellie
GORDON), Milwaukee, died Feb. 3 follow-
ing a short illness. Mrs. Nelson had been
secretary-treasurer of the A. G. Nelson
Lumber Co. of Waupaca and had moved to
Milwaukee following the death of her hus-
1909 .........       .......... W
  Franz A. KARTAK, Milwaukee, who, be-
  cause of illness, had retired in 1944 as dean
  of the Marquette University College of En-
  gineering, died Feb. 18. Mr. Kartak had
  served as research assistant and instruc-
  tor at Wisconsin from his graduation un-
  til 1913 when he became director of the
  Wisconsin state standards laboratory of re-
  search and engineering. In 1921 he joined
  the Marquette faculty and was appointed
  dean in 1928 . . . Atorney Clarence J.
  HARTLEY, Duluth, died Feb. 26 in a Du-
  luth hospital after a long illness. He had
been counsel for the Oliver Iron Mining
Co., Duluth for the past 15 years.
1910 ...        ........... W
   Arthur R. BOERNER, Milwaukee, has
 been appointed business specialist in the
 new district office of the United States De-
 partment of Commerce. He had previously
 been employed with the Gilson Manufac-
 turing Co. of Port Washington and with
 B. F. Avery & Sons at both Dallas, Texas,
 and Louisvile, Ky. In 1929 Mr. Boerner
 beoiame president of the Boerner Co. and
 later president of the Donald and Boerner
 1911 ...... ....       ......      W
   Dr. Victor S. FALK.  medical director
 with the sub-regional office of the Veter-
 ans Administration in Green Bay, has re-
 signed to enter private practice in Green
 Bay. His office will be in the Northern
 Bldg..... Melvin EMERSON, Spring Val-
 ley, has completed 35 years with the Na-
 tional Guardian Life Insurance Co. of Mad-
 ison. He began with the company as an
 agent, but has through the years devel-
        (Continued on page £4)
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