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Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1958

The state government: administrative branch,   pp. [323]-484 PDF (46.9 MB)

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Office: Adjutant General's Office, 3012 Wright St., Truax Field,
Publications: None.
  The State Armory Board was created by Chapter 271, Laws of
1943. The board consists of the adjutant general, the state engineer,
and 3 members appointed by the Governor from the active list of the
Wisconsin National Guard or its successor. The primary duty of the
board is the construction or acquisition of armory buildings suitable
for use by the Wisconsin National Guard. The board has corporate
powers. It may borrow money and issue bonds or other evidences
of indebtedness for the purpose of acquiring building sites and build-
ings and constructing and equipping buildings and may lease any
of its sites or buildings to the state or to any person or entity upon
such terms as the board may determine. When property acquired or
constructed by the board has been fully paid for and all bonds or other
evidences of indebtedness incurred in connection therewith have been
fully paid, the board is to donate and transfer such property to the
                  ATHLETIC COMMISSION
Secretary: FRED J. SADDY.
Office: 161 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee.
Publications: Biennial report; Boxing Law, Rules and Regulations.
   The Athletic Commission was created in 1913 and today it operates
under the oldest boxing law in the country. It regulates and super-
vises amateur and professional boxing; licenses boxing clubs, match-
makers, managers, doctors, referees, boxers and seconds (trainers);
and appoints judges and inspectors. The commission appoints all
officials for boxing matches conducted in the state. Commission rules
require a doctor to be present at boxing matches. Each boxer is
weighed and given a thorough examination and a written report of
the boxer's physical condition is filed. Matches are passed upon as
to ability and weight of the boxers. Inspectors are in attendance at
the gate to see that all who enter have tickets, and all tickets are
counted by the inspector. The state collects 5 % of all gate receipts.
The inspectors also check the ring for proper padding and safety.
   The commission is composed of 5 commissioners appointed by
 the Governor, and the secretary. With the exception of the last
 2 years it has been self-sustaining. Over and above its expenses the
 commission has turned over to the state, during the period of its
 existence, about $40,000.

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