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Richard, George (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 54, Number 3 (Nov. 1952)

Erlandson, Mrs. W. J.
Claude Leroy: he makes friends for U.S.,   pp. 25-27

Page 27

Iron Cross Society
Observes Anniversary
   MORE THAN 125 big men on the
campus of yesteryear came back to the
University Oct. 3-4 for the 50th anni-
versary of the founding of Iron Cross,
the senior men's honorary society.
. Among the returning Badgers was
Irving Seaman, one of the 13 students
who formed the group in 1902 "to
show recognition to the boys who had
accomplished the most in college." In
1907 the group laid the groundwork
for building the Memorial U n i o n
twenty years later.
   Distance was no deterrent for such
as Howard B. Lyman of Hawaii, who
brought with him 100 orchid leis, and
Richard Ambrose, who came from
Cuba. From his post as editor of Mc-
Calls magazine, came Otis L. Wiese.
These and the others heard an "off-the-
record" discussion of University prob-
lems by top UW officials, attended a
Tripp Commons dinner that featured
an address by long-time Iron Cross ad-
visor Prof. Otto Kowalke, and saw the
Illinois-Wisconsin football game.
Drug Business Good
To Early Graduates
   THE BADGER alumnus from the
earliest surviving class, 1877, William
A. Hover, is still going strong in Long
Beach, Calif., after spending a long and
fruitful life in Denver, Colo., as a
wholesale druggist and banker. He's the
oldest living ex-president of the Na-
tional Wholesale Druggists' Assn., too.
  Now along comes Edward G. Raeu-
ber, '89, of Milwaukee, who is retiring
after 63 years in the drug business in
which he founded the Wisconsin Phar-
macal Co. He is 86 years old-Hover
is 10 years his senior. Evidently both
found the right prescription for a
happy life.
Badger Helps Direct
Rotary Fellowships
   LYLE B. WILCOX, '17, of Sterling,
Ill., as a district governor of Rotary
International, world-wide service club
organization, is playing an important
role in the Rotary program of commu-
nity-betterment undertakings, the pro-
motion of high business and profes-
sional standards and the advancement
of international understanding a n d
  Rotary has been especially active
lately in promoting the Rotary Foun-
dation Fellowships program, u n d e r
Alumni Chairman for Fund
which grants of more than one million
dollars have been awarded to 394 young
men and women from 48 countries.
   Two UW graduates are among the
 111 persons from 34 countries to study
 'abroad this year as Rotary Fellows-
 Warren W. Darkow of Milwaukee, '51,
 is at the University of Rangoon, Burma;
 and William C. McCrary, '52, is at the
 University of Chile in Santiago. Other
 Badgers who have participated in the
 program are Clara M. Quinnel, '51;
 Robert L. Humphrey, '47; Delbert T.
 Myren, '51; and Robert W. Rieke, '48.
 One Rotary fellow is now attending the
 UW, Miss Manorama Hosali of Banga-
 lore, India, who is studying journalism.
 Vic Schmidt Called
 Football's Private Eye
 READERS OF This Week magazine
 Oct. 19 got acquainted with a Badger
 alumnus, Vic Schmidt, '25, who has
 turned football detective to help keep
 collegiate football operating according
 to the rules-the financial rules, that is.
 Schmidt's territory is the Pacific Coast
 conference and he plays an important
 role in the efforts of the circuit to com-
 bat undercover professionalism, partic-
 ularly in the recruiting of players. The
 This Week   article tells a 1l about
 Schmidt, except the trade secrets that
account for his exceptional success.
State Alumni Assist
Centennial Fund Drive
   ALUMNI CHAIRMEN, workers,
 and organizers are going to work all
 over Wisconsin in the Alumni division
 of the Centennial Fund campaign of
 the University of Wisconsin Founda-
 tion. Major goal of the Centennial Fund
 campaign is to finish raising funds for
 the Wisconsin Center Building.
   Don Gehrmann, outstanding UW
 miler who will be back on the boards
 again this year in his assault on mile
 records, has been named chairman of
 the Centennial Fund, Alumni division.
 He recently praised the selection of
 goals for the Centennial Fund:
   "Everyone knows the Center building
 is important to both students and citi-
 zens of the state. There, the people of
 Wisconsin can find out new methods
 and facts to use in their professions.
   "The University section at Madison
 is crowded, and the thousands of people
 and cars coming into town for institutes
 and seminars with no space provided
 for them make conditions even worse.
 We alumni want to help the Founda-
 tion build the Wisconsin Center to re-
 lieve the terrific pressure on the Uni-
 versity plant."
   In early October, here's how the
county campaign leaders list looked:
Chippewa-Clarence Richardson, Joseph
Dodge--Eugene Halker
Dunn-Carl E. Peterson
Eau Claire-William Bingham
Fond du Lac-Nate Manis
Green Lake-Mrs. R. B. Swan
Jefferson--C. J. Wallman, R i c h a r d
Lincoln-Fred Heinemann, William J.
Marathon-Thomas E. Williams
Marinette-Thomas Christianson
Oconto-Anthony Finger, Blair Mc-
Oneida-John Kruschke
Outagamie-F. A. Meythaler
Ozaukee--John R. Bostwick,. William
   F. Schanen
Portage-Lyel Jenkins, Joseph Hartz
Shawano-Louis Cattau
Washington-Arthur C. Snyder
Waukesha-Harry Fryatt, Robert 0.
  Dunlop, Ivan Adashek, Carol John-
  son, Wilson Wright, Cope Green,
  James Williams
Waupaca-Potter Hutchinson
Winnebago-Arthur Gruenewald, Hugh
Wood-Robert P. Bender

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