Matthias, F. T. (ed.) / The Wisconsin engineer
Volume 33, Number VIII (May 1929)
Plotz, R. S.
Alumni notes, pp. 288-289
The WISCONSIN ENGINEER pany, is now living at 411 Park Avenue, River Forest, Ill. Maucini, Joseph J., c'16, who is a geologist for the Mar- land Products Company at Wichita Falls, Texas, is now living at 2001 Tyler Street, Amarillo, Texas. Merz, H. Spencer, c'28, who lost his position with the Chicago Sanitary Commission when the latter had its big upheaval this winter, is now with Pearse, Greely, and Hansen working on plans for a two and one-half million dollar intercepting sewer system for the city of Rockford, Illinois. His address is 206 Lakin Terrace, Rockford, Ill. Pilz, Arthur, c'27, has left the extension division of the University at Madison and will work with the Eau Claire division of the Wisconsin Highway Commission. Powell, Robert, c'23, died recently from injuries received in an automobile accident near Columbia, South Carolina. At the time of his death he was working on a power dam across the Saluda River. In memory of his notable work on the dam the power tower will be dedicated Powell Tower. Rohlfing, Anthony F., c'22, who is superintendent of con- struction for the S. M. Siesel Company of Milwaukee, was a recent visitor at the College of Engineering. Schwada, J. P., c'11, C. E.'26, who is a former instructor in structural engineering, was recently reappointed City Engineer of Milwaukee for the third time. At the present time Schwada's biggest job is the working out of the house renumbering, the street renaming, and the railroad grade separation in the city of Milwaukee. Shore, Franklin K., c'29, one of our recent Chinese grad- uates, has done some of the structural designing upon what will be for a short time the tallest building in the world, the Bank of Manhattan building in New York. The struc- ture will be sixty-four stories or 840 feet in height and will top the Woolworth building by 48 feet; but the Chicago Tower building, also called the Apparel Mart, upon which construction will start about May 1, will top the Bank 'of Manhattan building by 40 feet. The framing from the 19th to the 64th floor occupied less than one-hundred and twenty-four hours of actual work. The column loads for the tower, some of which were as much as fourteen million pounds, and the column loads for the entire building were also taken care of by Shore. Sogard, Lawrence T., c'24, has recently entered the em- ploy of the Johns-Manville organization, manufacturers and distributors of asbestos products. In a recent letter to Professor Van Hagan he writes: "My last job with the Sanitary District was a survey of the Chicago and North- western freight and coach yard under which the District proposed to drive an interceptor - some day. This yard was alive with switch engines. My Politico-rodmen and chainmen moved a bit more sprightly than was their usual wont,-much to my amusement." At present Sogard is living at 751 North Central Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Stephens, Clyde K., c'29, who completed his work in February and went to work with the army engineers in Milwaukee, is with a party that is starting a survey of the Muskegon River. "The river is about 210 miles long," he writes, "and there will be only one transit party, so you can guess how long it will take. We stay in one town and then pick up luggage and move to the new town." Stivers, E. R., C. E.'15, is now connected with Beckley College, a private institution located at Harrisburg, Pennsyl- vania. His home address is 211 N. Front Street, Harris- burg, Pennsylvania. Wiepking, Chris A., c'21, C. E.'26, who has charge of the research work for the Department of Public Works of Milwaukee, has recently been made an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Youngberg, George E., c'14, who for the past four years has been located at Venice, Florida, as Chief Engineer of -the Realty Corporation of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, has had charge of the surveys for farm and city development on about 60,000 acres. During the height of the boom he had about 100 surveyors and engineers working on the development of the paving, water supply, sewers, sidewalks, and electricity distribution. Among the April visitors to the College of Engineering were: C. M. Halseth, c'11; C. H. Luckey, c'14; A. W. Crump, c'15; H. A. Doeringsfeld, c'16; W. Z. Lidicker, c'27; and G. E. Youngberg, c'14. MINERS Peterson, Orin P., E. M.'14, is now employed as a mining engineer for the William H. Taylor, Trustee, room 1205, 318 West 9th Street, Los Angeles, California. He is living at 215 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, California. MECHANICALS Carson, W. H., m'23, is at present director of the school of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma. Dabney, William L., mechanical, who was superintendent of the shops some six years ago is now living at 5902 Gar- field Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. While in school Dabney was a member of Pi Tau Sigma, honorary mechan- ical engineering fraternity. Hay, Donald Leith, m'17, M. S.'20, Ph. D.'22, is now con- sulting engineer for Naval Research Laboratory, "Bellevue", Anacostia, D. C. He is living at 3805 S. Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. McArthur, Arthur R., m'00, who was president of the Gary Board of Education and Chief Engineer of the Gary Tin Mills suddenly passed away on March 12. For the last 12 years he had held the presidency of the board of educa- tion and had also served the tin mills for a great number of years. Neess, Carl J., m'28, is now doing work in the Coke Plant of the Wisconsin Steel Company of 106 and Torrence Avenue, South Chicago, Illinois. At present he is in charge of the regulating devices in the coke plant and is also doing a little research work on the side. Neess home address is 3039 E. 91 Street, South Chicago, Illinois. Robertson, L. B., m'06, is now superintendent of the Coke plant of the Wisconsin Steel plant at 106 and Torrence Avenue, South Chicago, Illinois. Stewart, Fred C., m'23, is the author of two articles appearing in current issues of "The Southern Power Journal" under the subject "Some Factors of Furnace De- sign." CHEMICALS Downing, R. C., ch'10, is working on the installation of a high pressure gas compressor which will supply eight miles of the surburban territory surrounding Lowell, Mass. His home address is 81 Luce Street, Lowell, Mass. Weimer, Bernard A., ch'24, was married on the sixth of April to Miss Annette Kay of Chicago. ELECTRICALS DeLay, Frederick Abraham, e'02, is now research engineer for the Middle West Utilities Company at 72 West Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois. Haevers, William, e'09, is now an electrical engineer for the Public Servic Company at 82 W. Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois. He is living at 616 S. 18th Avenue, Maywood, Ill. Johnson, C. E., e'26, located with the Consumers Power Company of Jackson, Michigan, has been married since February 18 to Miss Irene Schermerhorn of Orange City, Florida. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson are now at home at 812 South Mechanic Street, Jackson, Michigan. (Continued on page 298) 289 MAY, 1929
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