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

Madison memories,   pp. 31-38


Page 36


  Dr. Conrad W. DeFIEBRE has joined the
research staff of the DuPont Co.'s chemical
department at Wilmington, Del.
  Clarence H. FOELSKE is a medical serv-
ice representative of Abbott Laboratories and
is working in Detroit.
  Lt. Marshall J. JACOBS has won the
Silver Star for leading his men into hand-to-
combat with the enemy in Korea despite his
wounds.
  Elizabeth L. JOHNSON is now working
in the claim    department of Employers
Mutuals of Wausau in that company's San
Francisco office.
  Ralph G. JOHNSON was killed in late
1950 in a North Dakota auto accident, ac-
cording to word recently received.
  Mr. and Mrs. Erwin J. KIEFER (Jean
TURNER, '49) are living in Whitehall,
Ohio, where he is an engineer with North
American Aviation Co.
whether the University can afford to re-
linquish property in the only other feas-
ible expansion area. And second, any
future disposition  of the University
Hill Farms for residential building
would place a greater premium on the
University's agricultural training lands
close to the campus. Noting these com-
plicating factors, President Fred pointed
out the need for long-range planning
on the part of both City and University.
   It is remarkable that the establish-
ment of "diplomatic relations" between
University and City has been more than
a century in coming, although it is only
within recent years that the rapid ex-
pansion of both has made common
problems more acute. And perhaps be-
hind Madison's "vote of confidence" in
the University there is some considera-
tion of proposals that future Univer-
sity expansion might take the form of
branch universities located through the
state. The University administration it-
self is lukewarm to these proposals, and
believes that a great University can be
maintained only by keeping all the col-
leges together on one campus.
  The "History of the University of
Wisconsin," by Merle Curti and Vernon
Carstenson, reveals little previous con-
tact between City and University admin-
istrations in an official way. In the book,
the authors note that the Regents have
maintained a sporadic but not always
effective interest in the acts of the Com-
mon Council. They cite a protracted but
inconclusive correspondence with the
city attorney by President E. A. Birge
over the suppression of slot machines
in the city of Madison at the turn of
the century. Another petition by the Re-
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  The death of Mrs. Norma SIMONSEN
Middendorf in Pittsburgh, Pa., in July, 1951,
was recently reported.
  Lyman A. PRECOURT has joined the
Milwaukee law firm of Fairchild, Foley and
Sammond.
  James ROEPKE has been director of the
Waukesha County Welfare Dept.
  Lt. Edward D. SCHNEIDERMAN recently
served as assistant commandant in the Army's
Judge Advocate Generals school in Chicago.
  James L. SMITH is district manager on
the Omaha branch of the Studebaker cor-
poration.
  The seasonal spurt in weddings did not
leave the class of 1950 napping, either, and
here are some of the results-with current
home residences noted:
  Elizabeth APPLING-Keith H. JENSEN,
Superior.
gents to the Common Council to keep
saloons out of the University area got
scant heed from the city fathers in 1896.
   It was the Wisconsin State Constitu-
tion of 1848 that officially linked Mad-
ison and the University. That document
provided for the "establishment of a
state university, at or near the seat of
state government, and for connecting
with the same, from time to tLme, such
colleges in different parts of the state,
as the interests of education" might re-
quire. Madison, incidentally, almost lost
both capital and University to Milwau-
kee in 1859, retaining its status by but
one slim vote. A similar proposal was
made in 1870.
   Sprinkled through the records are a
number of cases of early-day friction
between City and University, all of a
minor sort. The outspoken moral con-
victions of President John Bascom, for
example, led Charles Haskins, head of
the Wisconsin Telephone Co., to criti-
size the UW head as "mixing in mat-
ters of local politics, and getting a
peaceable community by the ears." On
the other hand, Horace Tenney's testi-
mony in the seventies indicates good
terms existed between town and gown.
'There had been some ill-feeling a dec-
ade earlier, when the Madison School
Board was vociferously critical of the
University's preparatory department,
which was a powerful and undesirable
competitor.
  Despite these scattered annoyances,
the relationship between City and cam-
pus has been generally good. But good
as the relationship has been, it appears
bound to get better if frank and friendly
discussion is any aid in ironing out diffi-
culties. Judging from progress so far,
the formula is a sound one.       E a
  Colleen 'BAUTCH-E d w a r d LARSON,
'51, San Antonio.
  Allan Birr BEACH-Anita ROBERTSON,
'52, Cincinnati.
  Edward A. BECK-Janet Warner, Janes-
ville.
  Marion BILLINGS-Frederick LUEDERS,
'51.
  Dena E. COSGROVE-Thomas HAY-
DEN, '52, Menasha.
  Margerhita DeBERRY, '52-Milton H.
VOELKER, Appleton.
  Dr. William P. CROWLER, Jr.-Patricia
Anne PYRE, '51, Philadelphia.
  Edward   G. GIBSON-Patricia Krause,
Milwaukee.
  John B. GITTINGS-Jane REARDON,
'53, Racine.
  Raymond HOAGUE-E I d o r a Ballard,
Ellsworth.
  Dean   H. HANSON--Dorothy May
TRUXAL, Pittsburgh.
  Barbara Jean SCHMOCK-Lt. Richard A.
HOEFS, Big Spring, Tex.
  George R. H 0 L C 0 M B-Ellen Jean
JACOBSEN, '51, Madison.
  John Reese HYMER-Marjorie LEWIS,
  'ý51, Milwaukee.
  Everett JANKE-Kathleen Jacobs, Chi-
cago.
  Robert J. WORTHMAN Jr.-Constance
KEUCHEL, '52, Madison.
  Donald L. JAROSH-Nancy Lea, Aurora,
Ill.
  Harriet HEIDEN-P e t e r 0. KIRCH-
HOFF, Beaver Falls, Pa.
  Gerald L. von KLEIN--Mildred Lang-
hard, Darlington.
  Delores TENPAS-Robert C. KRAMER,
Kiel.
  George E. KRUEGER-Shirley Thomton,
Owatonna, Minn.
  Martin A. MATOUSHEK-June L. Han-
son, Madison.
  Mary L. McCORD-Roger C. PETER-
MAN, Madison.
  Edith McNEIL-R. W. Krukowski, Ken-
osha.
  Mary Ann MURPHY-Don HULL, '51,
Louisiana, Mo.
  James G. ORMSON-Laura Jean
LOOMIS, '51, Richland Center.
  Frances RICCIARDI-William F. SMITH-
ANA, Racine.
  Richard A. ROSSMILLER-Lois Koch; he
is in military service.
  Robert ROWLANDS-Marilyn       JONES,
'54, Waukesha.
  Marilyn RUDE-Kenneth Knutson, Ore-
gon, Wis.
  Paul W. STACK-Charlotte Klingstedt,
Minneapolis.
  Robert SIPPLE-Jeane Anderson. Menom-
onie.
  V i g g o SORENSEN-Ardyce Bockorny,
Minneapolis.
  Carolyn  STUDT-Quentin    JOHNSON,
'52. Chicago.
  Donald E. SYVRUD-Beverlv Wurtzler,
Oslo, Norway.
  Joan BAER-Richard D. TIPPLE, Mad-
ison.
  Robert C. WATSON-Barbara Shelstad,
Milwaukee.
  Elda BUCHHOLZ--Kenneth      WILKIN-
SON, '51, Chicago.
  Donna Rae WITTE-Ray Harlow, Fort
Walton, Fla.
  Robert W. HOENE-M a r j o r i e Ann
WITTWER, Havward.
  Delvin S. DUSZYNSKI -Maureen B.
Fagan, Milwaukee.
            WISCONSIN ALUMNUS
A    Spirit of Harmony
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