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Johnson, Dwight A. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 51, Number 5 (Feb. 1950)

With the classes,   pp. 26-27


Page 26


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Remember These Former Wisconsin Champions?
Lion of Detroit
"Woody" on Assignment  Redskin at Sheboygan
GEORGE HEKKERS,45, boxing heavy-
weight champ and Wisconsin tackle
during the war years, is now playing
football with the Detroit Lions.
1892 ...      ..........       .. W
  John C. HEALY, a pioneer resident of
Beaver Dam and prominent in the life
of the community for many years, died
Dec. 2.
1894 .......       ......... W
  Retired after 50 years as an educator
is Azariah T. LINCOLN, who since
1939 has been Emeritus Professor of
Chemistry at Carleton College, North-
field, Minn. After graduation from the
University, where he was the first recip-
ient of a PhD degree in Chemistry,
Lincoln went to Cornell University to
become  a   research assistant. After
teaching courses in physical chemistry
and general, analytical and food analy-
sis at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
in Troy, N. Y., he went to Carleton Col-
lege where he became professor of
chemistry and chairman of the chemis-
try department.
1895 .......       ......... W
  Charles T. BUNDY, 87, died on Sept.
29 in Eau Claire.
1896 .....      ..........        W
  On the afternoon of Oct. 29 the people
of Cambridge honored their "country
doctor and his fine wife" on their 50th
wedding anniversary. The couple is Dr.
and Mrs. Gunerious BILSTAD. Dr. Bil-
stad has not only rounded out 50 years
as a husband but also 50 years of serv-
ice to the Cambridge community.
  Judge and Mrs. P. L. LINCOLN
(Grace  GARRISON, '99)     celebrated
their golden wedding anniversary on
Nov. 22 with an open house. Mr. Lincoln
has practiced law in Richland Center
for more than a half century, 27 years
26
Lt. Col. WOODROW P. (Woody)
SWANCUTT, '42, former University
boxer who won the national colle-
giate championship in 1939 and 1940,
has been assigned to the. special
plane division of the Eighth Air Force.
He is one of three air officers to pilot
a plane from   which an atom   bomb
has been dropped.
of which he was in continuous public
service as district attorney, Richland
Center mayor, and county judge.
1898 .....      ..........        W
  "Santa of Science"-that's Halsten J.
THORKELSON who was formerly pro-
fessor of engineering and business man-
ager of the University. Thorkelson while
employed by the Rockefeller Foundation
roved about the nation determining
where money could best be spent to aid
science, and leaving in his wake, a trail
of buildings, equipment and scholar-
ships to aid in scientific studies. He is
responsible for the existence of the 200
inch mirror of the Hale telescope in the
Mount Palomar observatory in Califor-
nia. He is now in retirement and resides
at the University Club.
  The William   F. RENK    and Sons
(Wilber, '32 and Walter, '24) farm of
Sun Prairie won the American cham-
pionship on oats at the International
Livestock exposition in November.
  Dr. William Brown FORD, 75, part
time assistant superintendent of the
tuberculosis division of the Milwaukee
health department for 25 years, died on
Dec. 1 at his home.
1899 .......       ......... W
  James P. McLEAN, 73, died in St.
Paul, Minn. on July 21.
1904 .......       ......... W
  Former professor of economics and
sociology at Wellesley College and the
University of Akron, Dr. William Lloyd
DAVIS, 70, died on Dec. 12 in Madison.
1905 .......       ......... W
  In honor of Dr. Anna von HELM-
HOLTZ-Phelan, who retired from     a
position of associate professor of Eng-
lish at the University of Minnesota last
BOBBY COOK, '48, former UW basket-
ball scoring champ, has signed to
play his second season of ball with
the Sheboygan Redskins of the new
National Basketball Association. He is
also part owner of the Cook and
Saxer Sporting Goods store in
Janesville.
spring, national writing society Delta
Phi Lambda sponsored a book of her
poetry entitled, The Crystal Cup. Dr.
Phelan who had been with the Univer-
sity for 41 years, also was the founder
of Delta Phi Lambda.
  A professor of philosophy at the Uni-
versity of Michigan since 1905, Roy
W. SELLARS, is planning on retiring
next June. He is a past president of the
Western Philosophical Association, a
past vice-president of the Eastern Phil-
osophical Association, and is the author
of many books on philosophical topics.
  A Fort Atkinson attorney, Frank H.
ROGERS, 75, died at his home on Oct.
20.
1906 .......       ......... W
  Emma GLENZ, a draftsman for the
state highway commission and an artist,
was the designer, and builder of a tiny
church made out of lumps of sugar,
which she used as a holiday decoration.
  John E. BAKER      of Mill Valley,
Calif., has interrupted his retirement to
take charge of the agricultural rehabili-
tation work of the Economic Coopera-
tion Administration in China.
  Garth C. RODOLPH      of Glendale,
Calif., died on May 15.
         WISCONSIN ALUMNUS


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