Baird, Jerome E. (ed.) / The Wisconsin engineer
Volume 47, Number 8 (May 1943)
Jacobson, Glenn; Tomlinson, Charles
Alumni notes, pp. 30-36 ff.
CAMPUS NOTES ... (continued from page 28) ernoon of the 13th, with two inspec- tion trips, one through the Mer- chandise Mart, and the other through the Lakeside Press. The men who represented Wis- consin at the conference were Pro- fessor D. W. Nelson, Karl Pennau, Bob Lanz, Stan Puidokas, and Rene GehI. -RENE GEHL Public'tv Chairman MECHANICAL ENGINEERS' SOCIETY OF WISCONSIN A new engineering society known as the Mechanical Engineers' So- ciety of Wisconsin, was formed Wednesday, April 21, in the Me- morial Lounge of the Memorial Union. At a joint meeting of the S.A.E. and A.S.M.E. the constitution of the new organization was read, criti- cized, and approved. The two older societies will continue in existence with optional membership. The new body will act in conjunction with the other two and in addition will integrate more closely the campus activities affecting mechanical engi- neers. An election of officers was held with the following results: Fred Graper, president; Roy Anderson, vice president; Leonard Velander, secretary; and Darrel Engel, treas- urer. Refreshments were served after the business meeting concluded. -RENE GEHL Publicity Chairman 0 A.S.C.E. Plans for the annual picnic were discussed at the meeting of April 7, 1943. Charles Naeser was ap- pointed general chairman for the event. At the meeting of April 21, the following men were elected as new officers: Ed Kloman, president; Roy Erichsen, vice-president; Wil- bur M. Haas, secretary; and Gor- don Robeck, treasurer. Mr. LeRoy W. Empey, c'26, con- tact man with the Wisconsin Sec- tion of A.S.C.E., was present at the meeting, and discussed the transi- tion in the period between the last World War and the present con- flict in the light of its effect upon engineers. Mr. Empey was formerly the Assistant Division Engineer for the Wisconsin Highway Commis- sion at Green Bay, and is now doing research work at the Forest Prod- ucts Laboratory here in Madison. -BILL HAAS A.I.Ch.E. The following new officers were elected at the April meeting of the A.I.Ch.E. Richard Soit, president; Albert Oman, vice-president-treas- urer; Marvin Woerpel, secretary. Ground plans were laid for the an- nual picnic, and a report on the St. Pat campaign was given. Following the business meeting Larry Pagel, a chemical engineer from the Bad- ger Ordnance Works, presented some of the problems and tech- niques confronted in the powder in- dustry. Following his very interest- ing talk refreshments were drunk. -MARV WOERPEL 0 PI TAU SIGMA Alpha Chapter of Pi Tau Sigma held its annual picnic on May 8 at the Tent Colony. Highlight of the afternoon was the baseball game in which the seniors were beaten by the other members, 6-4. Refreshments consisting of beer, pretzels, hot dogs and coke kept up the members' energy, and everyone had a swell time. 0 Several engineers have been help- ing the editor of this page by writ- ing on their own societies. Rene Gehl has been doing a magnificent job of reporting for the past sev- eral months on A.S.M.E. and, more recently, the new Mechanical Engi- neering Society. Warren Friske has kept the Mining Club in the ink, and Marv Woerpel has been doing the A.I.Ch.E. write-ups. Other men have been turning in articles from time to time, including Joseph Klien, Pi Tau Sigma, and Karl Pen- nau, Tau Beta Pi. The efforts of all engineers who help to fill this page are greatly appreciated. -BILL HAAS -C. N. EDITOR ALUMNI NOTES ... (continued from page 30) McGUIRE, LIE.UT. FRANCIS, '30, of the U. S. N., was married March 16 to Miss Emily Sneed. Their present home is at Williamsburg, Virginia. ERICHSEN, MAJOR FRANK, '31, stationed at Escanaba, Michigan, was re- cently promoted from Captain to Major. JOINER, LIEUT. ROBERT, '42, on the fighting front in North Africa, was recently promoted from Second to First Lieutenant. DONOHUE, JERRY, '07, died on April 13 in a Sheboygan hospital, fol- lowing a minor operation. He was among the leaders of his profession in Wiscon- sin. In 1921 he incorporated the Jerry Donohue Engineering Company, which served many Wisconsin municipalities as a consultant on water and sewerage mat- ters. The sewerage treatment plant that he built for Antigo is said to have been the first plant in the United States to collect and utilize the gases of decompo- sition. The issue of the Wisconsin Engi- neer for May, 1931, carried an account of his achievements as one of Wiscon- sin's successful engineers. His geniality won him many friends and many honors. CRANDALL, LEE W., '36, left the Bureau of Reclamation last August and is at present a stress engineer for the Hoosier Aircraft Company of Elkhart, Indiana, assigned to Fairchild Aircraft at Hagerstown, Maryland. VOELKER, RAY F., '37, ensign in the Sea Bees, finished training early in April and was able to return to Milwau- kee to see his new daughter, Kathryn Louise, born March 28, before he had to leave for parts unknown in active serv- ice. . Electricals REED, PHILIP D., '21, recently re- signed his positon as Chairman of the Board of Directors of General Electric in order to continue his work as Deputy Chief of the Harriman Mission in Lon- don. BJORNSON, B. G., '22, is broadcast- ing for NBC from Reykjavik, Iceland. HENRY, EDISON E., '22, is with a public utility at Ardmore, Oklahoma. LONGENECKER, ERNST, '22, is president of the Lauson Co., New Hol- stein, Wisconsin, which builds industrial and marine gasoline engines. Miners and Metallurgists SCHULTZ, JACK M., '42, who is with the Aluminum Company of Amer- ica at New Kensington, Pennsylvania, was married on April 10 to Miss Doro- thy Elisabeth Weaver of New Kensing- ton. 32 THE WISCONSIN ENGINEER
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