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Hove, Arthur (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 63, Number 8 (Dec. 1961)

Badger bookshelf,   pp. 32-34


Alumni news,   pp. 34-38


Page 34


expresses his vision of life as motion.
A novelist and short story writer him-
self, Mr. Beck brings to his criticism a
personal appreciation of the complexi-
ties of literary creation. This enables
him to define the art of Faulkner with
extraordinary penetration and insight.
EUROPE EMERGES Transition To-
ward an Industrial World-Wide Society,
6,00-1750 by Robert L. Reynolds
($7.50).
  The main theme of this new approach
to world history is the emergence of
Europe as an economic and social force
which has expanded and continues to
expand to every corner of the globe.
The author weaves the many complex
strands of European history into a single
fabric of fascinating texture. His em-
phasis on business banking, bookkeep-
ing, insurance, government finance, and
mercantile practices-makes the medi-
eval world look less like the picture
seen by Sir Walter Scott and more like
that seen by the Wall Street journal.
POLITICS IN THE POETRY OF
COLERIDGE by Carl R. Woodring
($6).
   A comprehensive look at the influ-
ence of politics and political theory in
the life and poetry of Coleridge. Carl
R. Woodring carefully examines the
political implications of the poet's news-
paper sonnets, odes and "effusions",
and politically oriented dramas. Prof.
Woodring finds that Coleridge's war-
ring political impulses, interpretations,
and predictions resulted in a pattern of
reversal, oscillation, and inconclusive-
ness in his poetry.
OLD GENTLEMEN'S CONVEN-
TION The Washington Peace Con fer-
ence of 1861 by Robert G. Gunderson
($5).
   A thorough description and evalua-
tion of the place and importance in
American history of the Washington
Peace Conference of 1861. By using
material from unpublished diaries,
memoirs, and letters, from legislative
journals, and from contemporary news-
papers, Mr. Gunderson illuminates the
political, economic, military, and psy-
chological forces which brought about
the Civil War, despite the efforts of
moderates at the Peace Conference to
reconcile radicals on both sides.
EAT NOT THIS FLESH Food Avoid-
ances in the Old World by Frederick
J. Simoons ($5).
   In this fascinating compendium of
superstitions and habits regarding ani-
mal foods, the author examines specific
cultural and religious prejudices against
beef, chicken, pork, dogflesh, camel
flesh, and horseflesh. He traces the ori-
gin and spread of these prejudices
throughout Africa, Europe, Asia, and
the Pacific, pointing out the similarities
between Western patterns of food avoid-
ance and those of other Old World
peoples. This book will be of wide in-
terest because it offers a solution to the
problem of feeding the world's hungry
millions-a problem which remains un-
solved until reason replaces prejudice
in food selection.
Alumni News
1901-1910
  Lina JOHNS '01, former teacher at Dodge-
ville and Merrill, recently observed her 91st
birthday.
  Guy DUNLAP '06 was honored recently
for 40 years service on the Mazomanie Union
High School Board, Mazomanie, Wis.
1911-1920
  Oscar RENNEBOHM '11 has received the
highest honor of Scottish Rite Free-Masonry,
the 33rd degree. The award was presented
to him at the annual session of the supreme
council for the Northern Masonic Jurisdic-
tion at the Palmer House, Chicago.
  William C. HANSEN '15, president of
Stevens Point State College, recently com-
pleted 50 years in the teaching profession.
  Dr. Barry J. ANSON '17, chairman of the
department of anatomy, Northwestern Uni-
versity Medical School, gave a series of lec-
tures in recent months in Barcelona, Paris,
Copenhagen and London. Attendance at these
meetings is part of a program supported by
the National Institutes of Health and the
Central Bureau of Research of the American
Otological Society.
  Olaf A. HOUGEN '18 is presently serving
as scientific attache for the American Embassy
in Stockholm, Sweden.
  Edward PRITZLAFF '19 has retired as
president of John Pritzlaff Hardware Co.,
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Milwaukee, and is now living in Hartland,
Wis.
  The Port Washington Kiwanis Club cited
Roy J. SCHUKNECHT '19 one of the city's
most active citizens since the 1930's at its
annual distinguished citizen award dinner
held recently at the Port Country Club, Port
Washington, Wis.
  Ralph BALLIETTE '23 and Ruth SHEP-
HERD '19 were recently married in Madison.
Mr. Balliette was recently elected Kiwanis
governor for Wisconsin and Upper Michi-
gan. He was mayor of Platteville from 1956
to 1960 and served as superintendent of
schools there for 19 years.
  Mrs. Inger Johnson recently became the
bride of Dr. Nels T. NELSON '19. The
former Mrs. Johnson is a receptionist at
Elizabeth Waters Hall at the University of
Wisconsin and Dr. Nelson has been engaged
in agricultural research.
  Dr. Ralph NAFZIGER '20, director of the
School of Journalism at the University of
Wisconsin, recently met with fellow alumni
in Manila while participating in the first
regional seminar on   journalism training
methods in Southeast Asia sponsored by the
United Nations Educational Scientific and
Cultural Organization.
1921-1930
  Mrs. A. L. Mason (Florence GERKEN
'21) has retired after 11 years as librarian
with American Standards Association and
over 22 years with Consumers Union of
U. S., Inc. (publisher of Consumer Reports).
In her retirement, Mrs. Mason plans to visit
consumer organizations in the Netherlands
and help plan an international consumer con-
ference to be held about the end of March
1962 in Brussels.
  Arthur CHASE '21 has retired as director
of park and recreation district, Yucca Valley,
'Calif., and as president of the Hi-Desert
Community Concert Association.
  Henry M. FORD '21 has retired as deputy
director of the planning division of the State
Department of Resources Development, and
has joined the staff of Mead and Hunt, Inc.,
a consulting engineer firm in Madison.
  Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur SEUBERT '21, re-
cently returned to Sioux  City, Ia., after
spending their third summer touring Europe
"without reservation", a travel plan which
enables an individual to travel as much as
10,000 miles for as little as $150. Mr. Seu-
bert recently retired from 41 years of teach-
ing in Iowa public schools and Mrs. Seubert
is currently an English teacher at East High
in Sioux City.
  Mark INGRAHAM '22 was recently hon-
ored by fellow faculty members for his
"broad vision" during nearly 20 years as
dean of the College of Letters and Science at
the University of Wisconsin.
  Wilber G. KATZ '23, an expert on cor-
poration law and accounting in legal prac-
tice, has joined the University of Wisconsin
Law School faculty.
  Marquis CHILDS '23, famous newspaper
correspondent on national and international
affairs, is the author of The Peacemakers
which was recently published by Harcourt,
Brace and World, Inc.
  Dr. Carl R. ROGERS '24, of the Univer-
Wisconsin Alumnus, December, 1961


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