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Richard, George (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 58, Number 8 (Dec. 15, 1956)

Alumni,   pp. 25-30


Page 27


Night", which opened on Broadway Novem-
ber 7.
  The new Jefferson city clerk is John
COPELAND, '20.
1920-. 1930
  Ralph M. IMMELL, '21, former state
adjutant general, and Jack R. DEWITT, '40,
former Dane county district attorney, have
joined the Madison law firm of Herro and
Buehner in the Tenney building, Madison.
  Herbert V. PROCHNOW, '21,. resigned
his position as deputy under secretary of
state, effective November 15. "Although I
appreciate that personal reasons cause you
to leave the Federal service, it is with reluct-
ance that I accept your resignation ... "
President Eisenhower said in a letter to
Prochnow. The President expressed appre-
ciation for the contribution Prochnow has
made in the economic field of foreign affairs.
  Gov. Kohler      named    Herbert J.
SCHMIEGE, '21, to the post of director of
state purchases.
  George R. SCHNEIDER, chief of the engi-
neering division, Little Rock district, Corps
of Engineers, retired in  September after
nearly 25 years in government service. He is
now associate professor of engineering at
the State University of Iowa.
  Betty HEINDEL Dougherty, '22, is assist-
ant secretary of the Women's University
club, New York City.
  Col. John SLEZAK, '23, prominent Amer-
ican industrialist and former undersecretary of
the army, was appointed co-chairman of the
nationalities division of the peoples-to-
peoples program   launched  by  President
Eisenhower.
  We have     learned that Elmer 0. J.
KNUTSON, '23, is living -in Park Forest,
Ill.
  General counsel of the Kohler Co., Lucius
P. CHASE, has been reappointed as Wis-
consin's civilian aide to the secretary of the
army.
  Florence KING, '23, has been appointed
acting assistant professor of home economics
at the University of California, Santa Barbara
college.
  New York artists Sam BERMAN, '49, and
Kinneth FAGG_ '2;- have conceived and
designed a new six-foot rubber relief globe
for their enterprise, Geo-Physical Maps,
Inc., White Plains, N.Y.
  Walter H. PORTH, '23, former director
of A. 0. Smith Corp., international division,
has been appointed assistant to the president
for international development. The Porths
are living in Milwaukee.
  The new    president of the Wisconsin
Alumni club of Kewaunee county is George
V. GREGOR, '24, Luxemburg superintend-
ent of schools.
  Maj. and Mrs. Harry THOMA, '28, (Lu-
cile LARSON, '24) returned to Madison
from Heidelberg, Germany, for their daugh-
ter's wedding in October.
  The UW Board of Regents accepted the
retirement of associate professor of mechan-
ical engineering Reed ROSE, '25.
  Dr. Chester M. KURTZ, '21, retired Aug.
1 from private practice to join the medical
staff of the Veterans Administration hospital,
Join ,MAUCH OF DMES
              IN JANUARY
Wisconsin Alumnus, December, 1956
Madison. He will continue as staff car-
diologist for the Kiddie Camp.
  Emeritus professor of -economics Don D.
LESCOHIER, '21, who retired in 1953 is
now teaching courses in economics at Centre
college, Danville, Ky.
  Alexander F. MORSTAD, '23, former
teacher and head of the history department
at South Division, Milwaukee, returned this
September as principal of the school.
  Managing    director of the Wisconsin
Alumni Research Foundation, Ward ROSS,
'25, bought the Charles S. Harding home in
The Highlands on Madison's far West Side
and moved from Chicago in mid-September.
  Arthur B. SOLON, '26, has been trans-
ferred to the position  of administrative
officer, U.S. Public Health Service hospital
in Memphis, Tenn. Dr. Solon was formerly
administrative officer of the outpatient clinic
in Washington, D. C.
  Hans G. HORNE, '23, county agent of
Chippewa County since 1934, was recently
cited by the Chippewa Falls Herald-Telegram
as "real friend of the farmer."
  C. J. SCHMIDT, '23, is executive vice
president of the J. 0. Ross Engineering Cor-
poration of New York. He has been with the
organization for 26 years.
  J. J. CHYLE, '24, Milwaukee, has been
elected president of the American Welding
Society. He is director of welding research
of the A. 0. Smith Corp.
  Dr. Ralph I. CANUTESON, '24, is the
recipient for 1956 of the Kansas Public
Health Association's Samuel J. Crumbine
Medal voted him for his "outstanding con-.
tributions to public health." He was once on
the staff of the UW Student Health depart-
ment.
  Maj. and Mrs. Walter BAKKEN, '24,
have returned from Germany where he was
stationed at the Landstuhl Army Medical
Center for three years. He has been assigned
to Ft. Benjamin Harrison at Indianapolis.
  Dr. James K. HUNT, M. S. '24, has re-
tired after 30 years of service as technical
and educational 'adviser of the Du Pont Com-
pany's public relations department.
  UW    Prof. A. F. WILEDEN, '24, was
recently elected president of the American
C~nintru T-ifte A,-nci~tinn_
   Mrs. Emilie Russert, '25  (nee Emilie
LEROY) is the new city editor of the
Berlin, (Wis)., Journal.
   Michael GRIFFIN, '25, has resigned as
newscaster for Madison television station
WMTV. He has been succeeded by Raymond
STANLEY, '39, professor of radio and tele-
vision education at the University.
  John L. BERGSTRESSER, '25, is new
dean of students at Chico State college,
Calif. His new address is 1166 Hillview
Way, Chico.
   Dr. Andrew E. MURNEEK, Ph.D. '25,
professor of horticulture at the University
of Missouri, was granted emeritus status on
his retirement in June.
   William S. HOBBINS, '25, president of
Madison's American Exchange Bank, was
elected president of the Wisconsin Bankers
Assn. at the recent annual convention.
  Raymond E. ROWLAND. '25, has been
elected president of the Ralston Purina Com-
"pany, St. Louis, one of the 100 largest cor-
porations in the U. S.
  Mona L. THOMAS, '25, is home eco-
nomics teacher at Mary Holmes Junior Col-
lege, West Point, Miss., one of the projects
operated by the Board of National Missions
of the Presbyterian Church.
   R. T. JOHNSTONE, '26, former Alumni
Association president and insurance company
executive in Detroit, has been cited by the
Detroit News as an outstanding civic leader.
   U. W. Prof. Ragnar ROLLEFSON, '26,
was sworn in as chief scientist of the U. S.
     DECEMBER
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Everyone in South Carolina is kin
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* . . What the Arabs dislike most
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