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Matthias, F. T. (ed.) / The Wisconsin engineer
Volume 33, Number VIII (May 1929)

Poss, Robert J.
Campus notes,   pp. 286-287


Page 286


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WISCONSIN ENGINEERS PAY HOMAGE TO ST. PAT.
  Led by a color guard bearing the
banner of St. Pat, the Irish Free State,
anid the United States of America,
the annual parade of the followers of
St. Pat swept down    State Street,
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around the Square and back Langdon
Street to the Lower Campus, accom-
pTaied by the sprightly music of St.
Pat's own hand, the patter of rain-
drops, the acclaim of the assembled
muliItitudc, and the jeers of those few
suLpporters of the ignoble art of shyster-
1l.g who dared brave the wrath of the
enltpnleers.
  Presiding over the festivities in his
own inimitable way, St. Pat's royal
i mbnassador,  John  Cullinane,  c'2 9,
mounted the car of his choice, a model
T Ford of doubtful lineage, and rode
merrily through the streets under the
protection of His Majesty's Royal
Guard composed of Wally Ziehlsdorf,
Cliff Conry, Stan Binish and Ken
Magee.   The blarney stone, under
heavy guard, rode in state with St.
Pat.
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  The floats, though few, showed un-
usual originality and wit. Kappa Eta
Kappa depicted an engineer's 1:30
night. With cranks and ropes and
pulleys, two strong men operated a
huge slide rule under the direction of
a brainy engineer. Simon Legree hung
little Eva Shyster from the crane at
the corner of Lake and Langdon
Streets.
  Triangle, with their floating univer-
sity, announcd that "All our sailors
are men, but we can't swear that they
are gentlemen." A. S. M. E. literally
captured the lawyer's goat and took
it with them on the parade. A. S. C. E.
  represented the proposed Barnard Hall
  Smoking Room as it might smoke. The
  float showing the two art students
  busy painting pictures of the beautiful
  models said to be Clara Bow    and
  Laura LaPlante, was the offering of
  Delta Sigma Tau.
  A lawyer in a cage in a manure
  spreader. What could be more fitting
  than the float entered by Sigma Phi
  Epsilon. Pulled by a caterpillar tractor,
  this float tore down the street with
  the "speed of a Memorial Union
  waiter" and advertised "Complete
  Campus Coverage".
  Louis Berg throwing out Octy dirt
  and Bob Poss, a Phi Beta Kappa fifty
  years out of college, making a living
  by blowing music out of an automatic
  roll mouth organ, completed the pro-
  cession in an adequate manner.
  At the lower campus, after the
  parade, came the climax of the occa-
  sion. All worthy followers of St. Pat
  were knighted in the Royal Order of
  St. Pat after performing the sacred
  rite of kissing the Blarney Stone. And
  once again the engineers had ruled
  supreme. May St. Pat reign forever.
  WHAT! NO MORE POISON IVY
              BURNS?
   Has the day of the tough engineer
passed? It used to be that the engi-
neers at the civil's camp at Devils
Lake used to walk into camp every
evening with a rattlesnake hanging
over one shoulder, and carrying a
bouquet of poison ivy in one hand.
We now hear that Prof. R. S. Owen
is ordering a supply of an antidote for
snakebite, and a cure for poison ivy
burns.
TESTS BEING MADE ON MODEL
        OF FIELD HOUSE
  Wisconsin's new field house will be
comfortable for spectators. Determined
to profit by the experience of other
universities with their field houses, the
designers of the Wisconsin edifice are
conducting a series of experiments in
heating the building on a model built
to a scale of one in twenty. The tests
are being made at the Capitol heating
plant under the general supervision of
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