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Murphy, Thomas H. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Vol. 70, Number 7 (May 1969)

Founders Days,   pp. [16]-[23]

Page 19

The University
      (continued from p. 15)
Thomas E. Jones,
Beloved Coach,
Dies at Age 91
Thomas E. Jones, 91, the most
honored and beloved coach in the
University's history, died April 30th
in a Madison nursing home.
   Death was attributed to circu-
latory failure and the complications
of old age. Mr. Jones was born in
Cresco, Ia. in 1877 and came to
Madison in 1908 after finishing
YMCA College in Springfield,
Mass. Except for a two-year coach-
ing job in Missouri, Mr. Jones never
again left Wisconsin.
  He joined the University staff as
its head track coach 'in 1912. The
team won Big Ten outdoor track
titles in 1915 and '16, then enlisted
as a group in World War I in 1917.
   Mr. Jones was athletic director in
1916 to 1925, and coached track
until his retirement in 1948.
  He and the late Amos Alonzo
Stagg of the University of Chicago,
-anoth--           ..tiM.oa .ing great-,-are-
credited with starting the NCAA
track meets.
  Mr. Jones scouted football from
1912 to 1932, then returned to do
some more scouting during World
War II.
  The Big Ten recognized Mr.
Jones' contributions by holding its
outdoor track meet at Wisconsin in
1948. The Drake Relays dedicated
the meet that year to him and made
him an honorary referee.
  He was named assistant coach of
the U. S. Olympic track team, and
marched into the stadium in Lon-
don arm-in-arm with UW boxing
coach John Walsh, also coaching
the Olympics that year.
  Mr. Jones was voted into Wis-
consin's Hall of Fame in 1953, and
was a charter member of Madison's
Hall of Fame when it was estab-
lished in 1963.
  His wife of 50 years died in
1963. Mr. Jones is survived by a
May, 1969
son, Edward Thomas, '48, Carmi,
Ill., a daughter, Elizabeth '40 (Mrs.
Robert Thorns) Niagara, Wis., and
six grandchildren.
Regents Request
Veterinary School
on UW Campus
   The Board of Regents has asked
the State Legislature to establish the
state's first school of veterinary
medicine at the University 'as soon
as is economically feasible.
   The action came as the regents
were told consideration for such a
school was being given to River
Falls state university.
  The regents' resolution said that
the University had said in 1947 and
again last year that it wanted to
eventually establish such a school
  It said that the UW is one of the
country's leading graduate training
centers for veterinary medical re-
search and has vast resources in
agricultural and biological sciences
to support such a school.
  It is estimated that costs to estab-
lish the school would be $104$12
million, with up to 75%    of this
amount available from the federal
government. Operating costs are
said to be estimated at from $2.5 to
$3 million annually, with half of
that coming from federal funds.
Awards Go to
Teachers, Assistants
  Four outstanding young teachers
were rewarded this month with
$1,000 each for superior classroom
  They are: Asst. Prof. Booth
Fowler, political science; instructor
Robert Jaffe, education; and Asst.
Profs. Niels Ingwersen, Scandi-
navian studies, and Peter Smith,
  In addition, eight teaching assist-
ants were given $500 each for their
teaching skills. Voted outstanding
TA's were: Mrs. Bonnie Freeman
and Jose Vadi, political science;
Thomas A. Meinenger and Richard
Orsi, history; Sister Paulette Baum-
gardt, German; Robert Keller, eco-
nomics; John Feiereisen, philoso-
phy; and Robert R. Cadmus, phys-
   Seven outstanding teachers of un-
dergraduate students were selected
by a special committee of the Wis-
consin Student Association. Each
received $500 from the Standard
Oil Foundation. The winners are:-
PTros. Robert Auerbach, zoology;
Robert H. Dott, Jr., geology; Prof.
Ingwersen; W. Charles Holland,
mathematics; Michael B. Petrovich,
history; Warren P. Porter, zoology;
and Sherry Lynn Masters, mathe-
Pass Two Bills to
Get Tough with
Campus Disruptors
   The State Senate last month ap-
proved two of Governor Warren P.
Knowles' bills aimed at toughening
campus defenses against disorderly
   One would make it a mis-
demeanor for persons convicted of
crimes or expelled from school in
conection         gerous   isrup-
tions to return to the campus with-
out permission of the school admin-
   The second prohibits unauthor-
ized use of sound amplifying equip-
ment on campuses or other places
where the effect would be to ob-
struct or impair campus activities.
Faculty Votes
Athletic Board
Powers to WAA
  The faculty has voted to give the
Wisconsin Alumni Association the
power to name two alumni repre-
sentatives to the Athletic Board.
The decision, made early this
month, awaits regent confirmation.
If confirmed, appointment power
would be removed from the hands
of the chancellor who now makes
his recommendations from a slate
presented by the Association.

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