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Hove, Arthur (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 62, Number 15 (July 1961)

Alumni news,   pp. 49-50

Page 49

Before 1900
   Dr. Elizabeth COMSTOCK '97 was the
 subject of a recent article appearing in the
 Milwaukee Journal which told of her lengthy
 and stimulating profession as a small town
 doctor. Dr. Comstock, at 85, still practices
 medicine in Arcadia, 'Wis.
   Christian STEINMETZ '05, often referred
to as the "father of Wisconsin basketball",
received a certificate of election to the basket-
ball Hall of Fame at a special ceremony be-
tween halves of the Varsity-Alumni football
game played recently in Madison.
  The Philadelphia College of 'Textiles and
Sciences, at its recent commencement exer-
cises, awarded a doctor's degree to Herman
BLUM '08, director of The Blumhaven Li-
brary, Philadelphia, 'Pa. This was the second
honorary doctor's degree for him-he also
received a Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from
the Moore Institute of Arts, Science & Indus-
try in 1956.
  Anga BJORNSON       '11, Oakland, Calif.,
recently addressed the Democratic Luncheon
Club of Madison. Miss Bjornson, who is
acntive -in-Ca-     ian    4olitis pok  on
"Women in 'Politics."
  Oscar RENNEBOHM '11 was awarded the
honorary presidency of the American Phar-
maceutical Association at a meeting of the
association held recently in Chicago. He has
also been treasurer of the National Associa-
tion of Retail 'Druggists, and for more than
20 years was a member of the 'State 'Board
of Pharmacy.
  Dr. and 'Mrs. Otto A. REINKING '12
  (Addie PIEHL '"19) recently returned from
a month's vacation at Waikiki Beach, Hono-
lulu, 'Hawaii. Dr. Reinking, emeritus profes-
sor of Cornell University, spent February and
March, 1961, as a Tropical Plant Disease
Specialist in -an examination of the decline
of coconut growth in the Territory of Guam.
He was invited by the government of the
Territory of Guam, through the U. S. De-
partment of the 'Interior, to undertake the
  Dr. Ellis L. KRAUSE '13, professor emeri-
tus of Marietta College, has received one of
six 1961 college chemistry awards given by
the 'Manufacturing Chemists' Association.
  Howard M. JONES '14, professor of hu-
manities at Harvard University, recently re-
Wisconsin Alumnus, July, 1961
ceived the 'Doctor of Humane Letters Degree
at the commencement exercises of the Hebrew
Union 'College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
   Dr. Felix G. GUSTAPSON '15 of the
 department of botany at the University of
 Michigan, Ann Arbor, recently received the
 honorary Doctor of Science degree at the
 50th commencement of Northland College.
   Dr. Helen 'P. ,Parsons (Helen TRACY '116)
 was honored 'by the American Institute of
 Nutrition at their meeting held recently in
 Atlantic 'City for having contributed out-
 standing research for many years.
   Wallace 'MEYER '16, president, Reincke,
Meyer & Finn Advertising Agency, Chicago,
received a citation from the University of
Wisconsin for distinguished service in jour-
nalism at the Journalism Institutes banquet
held recently in 'Madison. Also receiving cita-
tions were 'Prof. Chilton R. 'BUSH '25 of
Stanford University and Miriam OTTEN-
BERG '35, star reporter for the Washington
Evening Star.
   Prof. Frank THAYER '16, who is retiring
from the faculty -of the University of Wis-
consin 'School of Journalism after 26 years
of service, was honored recently by the 'Sigma
Chi fraternity. Prof. Thayer was presented
with a certificate in appreciation of his serv-
ice as the fraternity's chapter adviser for
many years.
   Arthur C. NIELSEN, Sr. '18, founder 'and
board chairman of the international market-
ing research firm which serves 14 countries
and which bears his name, has been ap-
pointed, by the King of Denmark, "Knight
of the Order of Dannebrog" in apprecia-
tion  of his contribution in  strengthening
Scandinavian-American cultural relations.
  Maurice M. HANSON '19, chief, national
industry promotion   division, was recently
presented a certificate and pin as testimonials
of his '29 years of service in the United Asso-
ciation of Journeymen and Apprentices of the
Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry.
  'Leonard 'MORGAN, Jr. '20, representative
of the Phoenix, Ariz. general agency of Na-
tional Life 'Insurance Co. of Vermont, has
been named a member of the firm's Presi-
dent's Club for '1961 because of outstanding
sales and client-service records.
  Robert 'P. GERHOLZ '22, president of
Gerholz 'Community    Homes, Inc., Flint,
Mich., was appointed an adviser on housing
representing the United States at the 45th
'annual conference of the International Labor
Organization held recently in Geneva, Switz-
erland. Mr. Gerholz is a former president of
both   the National Association  of Home
Builders and the National Association of
Real Estate 'Boards. He is chairman of the
board of trustees of the NAHR Research
   Harold E. HANSON '22 has retired from
 his position of city attorney for 'Madison after
 23 years of service.
   Morgan MURPHY '24 is the new owner
 and publisher of the Plymouth Review, a
 weekly newspaper at 'Plymouth, Wis. He also
 publishes the Superior Evening Telegram, the
 Manitowoc Herald-Times, the Two Rivers
 Reporter, the    Chippewa   Falls Herald-
 Telegram and the Ashland Daily Press, all
 Wisconsin newspapers.
   Nate N. GRABIN '24, a member of 'Mac-
 fadden Publications, Inc., for 33 years, has
 been appointed Western advertising manager
 for the firm.
   Dr. Carl R. ROGER'S '24, professor of
psychology and psychiatry at the University
of Wisconsin, was elected to membership in
the American Academy of Arts and 'Sciences
at its 181st annual meeting held recently in
   Walter 'F. RENK '24, president of William
F. Renk and Sons, Sun Prairie, was re-elected
chairman of the Dane 'County chapter of the
American Red Cross at its annual meeting
held recently in Madison.
  Chilton R. BUSH '25 will retire in Sep-
term'ber from his position as head of Stan-
ford University's department of communica-
tions and journalism.
  Mrs. Mary A. Seippel and Luther G. 'MED-
LEY '25 were married recently in 'Beaver
Dam, Wis.
  C. Harvey 'SORUM '25, professor of chem-
istry at the University of Wisconsin, was
recently awarded the annual $1,000 Benja-
min (Smith Reynolds award for excellence in
the teaching of future engineers.
  Dr. Milton J. E. 'SENN '25, director of
the -Child 'Study Center and 'Sterling profes-
sor of pediatrics and psychiatry at Yale Uni-
versity, has 'been awarded the 1961 Medical
Alumni Citation of the University of Wis-
consin Medical Alumni Association.
  Dr. John N. STREET '26 has been named
vice-president in charge of research of Fire-
stone Tire & Rubber Co.
  'Mrs. 'Stanley L. NERD'RUM      (Eleanor
WOOSTER "27) has been elected president
of the Madison 'Women's Architectural
  Durell J. BENEDICT '27, Madison realtor,
has been accepted for membership in the
American Society of Real Estate Counselors.
  Arthur E. WEGNER '27 has been reap-
pointed by 'Governor Nelson to the State
Board of Accountancy for a three-year term.
  Gladys 'BAHR '27, teacher at New Trier
Township High School, Winnetka, Ill., is
president of the United 'Business Education
Association, Washington, D. C.
  Gertrude L. CALLAHAN '27, a former in-
structor of English at the University of Wis-
consin, has retired as chairman of the English
department at Stout State College.
  'Mrs. John B. Holt (Elizabeth GILMORE

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