Murphy, Thomas H. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 84, Number 4 (May 1983)
Member news, pp. 26-27
Member News Bowen '53 Os FREDERICK CLAPP '25, 2Os&3 '28, a retired attorney and resident of Ojai, California for twenty years, earned the Man of the Year award from its Chamber of Commerce. Among the organiza- tions he's credited with aiding as a volunteer are the local Red Cross, Humane Society and the school district. The Janesville YMCA recently honored Lois SECHEVERALL Buell '35 with its Woman of Dis- tinction award. She is a volunteer instructor at its Senior Citizens Center, is active with the city Art League, and just completed a four-year post on the public library's fine arts committee. WALLACE T. DREW '37 is now a vice- president of sales in the Santa Barbara, Califor- nia office of Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. He's been with the firm there since 1975. Lions Club International presented Delafield resident RALPH MEHLOS '38 with its International President's Commendation. He is a district gov- ernor, credited with leading the district to record-breaking fund raising projects and the formation of seven new clubs. OS The General Agents 4 S 6 S and Managers Confer- ence of the NALU tapped 0. ALFRED GRANUM '43 for its Hall of Fame. He is general agent for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance of Chi- cago. Campus chemical engineering professor R. BYRON BIRD PhD'50 was named the 1982 recipi- ent of the Phillips Lecture Award at Oklahoma State University. It recognizes outstanding con- tributions to the field. The Wisconsin Council on Economic Educa- tion gave its Teaching Excellence Award to W. LEE HANSEN '50, '55 of our economics and edu- cational policy studies departments. He has also been appointed to preside over the Committee on Economic Education of the American Eco- nomic Association. Roy W. PLEKENPOL '50 has been named a re- gional vice-president of business sales for Ameri- can Bell, a new subsidiary of AT&T. He and his wife Lois MIELKE '49 live in Morristown, N.J. WALTER F: WEDIN '50, '53, professor of agronomy at Iowa State University, received the Medallion Award from the American Forage and Grassland Council. The council calls him an internationally known grassland scientist who "has had a major influence in Uruguay, Korea, Japan and Sweden." He has been on the ISU fac- ulty since 1961. UW-Madison entomologist R. KEITH CHAP- MAN PhD'50 recently received the Award of Merit from the north-central branch of the Ento- mological Society of America. He works primar- ily on the ecology and biology of insects that transmit plant diseases. DAvID P. VALENTINE '51 moves from Chi- cago to Amarillo with Santa Fe Industries. He is now general manager of its western lines. ROBERT C. BOWEN '53, Pittsburgh, has joined Allegheny International as a vice-president of its engineered products group. He's been with Lamb Technicon there. For his "outstanding contributions to the arts and service to the community," ROBERT J. PUM '58, '63 has been presented the Concerned Edu- cator for the Arts Award of the Wisconsin Art Education Association. He is on the faculty of the visual arts department of the UW-Green Bay. Dean LEO WALSH MS'57, PhD'59 of our School of Agriculture and Life Science, now chairs the division of agriculture of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges. 6Os& 7Os ARTHUR R. MLODOZE- NIEC '60, '62 of Law- rence, Kansas, is now the president-elect of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the American Pharmaceutical Association. He is ex- ecutive director of a division of Merck Sharp and Dohme in Lawrence, and teaches at the universi- ties of Kansas and Kentucky. Here in Madison, LAWRENCE A. SOLTIS '63, '64 on the staff of Forest Products Laboratory since 1979, now heads its research on the criteria for engineering design. He is credited with writ- ing some twenty-five articles on structural engi- neering. PAUL ASPINWALL '64, Stamford, Conn., and his family will stay there even though IBM has named him manager of software forecasting for its Europe-Middle East-Africa subsidiary. LOUIS A. HOLLAND '65 is part of a new Chi- cago money management firm, Hahn Holland & Grossman. He has been a vice-president of A.G. Becker and on its staff for fifteen years. DWIGHT L. TEETER PhD'66, chairman of the department of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, is the first recipient of its Win. P. Hobby Centennial Professorship in Commun- ication. His specialty is media law, and he is a co- 26 / THE WISCONSIN ALUMNUS Plekenpol '50 Mlodozeniec '60, '62, '64 Pipe Puzzle HARET HAUGEN Johnson '43 has writ- ten to ask if we can help unravel the mys- tery of a peace pipe she has inherited. She believes it was at one time the prop- erty of a family named Hartman or Hartwell, and that it has to do with a turn-of-the-century graduation cere- mony here on campus. Emer. Prof. Me- rle Curti, the campus historian, says he's not heard of it, nor has the University Archives any reference. Still, Mrs. Johnson feels sure the UW lore around it is based on fact. If anyone can shed any light on it, write directly to her at: Rt. 1,Box231,BayfieldWisc. 54814.
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