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Godfrey, Kneeland, Jr. (ed.) / The Wisconsin engineer
Volume 59, Number 4 (January 1955)

Schroeder, Ron
Schroeder's engine-ears,   pp. 38-39

Page 38

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                by Ron Schroeder m'57
  Here Nve are again w vith more
news of the engine societies and
cllll)s on camnpus. The holiday vaca-
tion I)eriod cut dlown the amount
of activity this month, hut here is
wlhat I h ave on events )0oth past
andl lpresclit.
  The second amnnial ASCE Fall
Dance held On November 19 in
Tripp Commons of the Wisconsin
Union was a great success, and as
the saving goes, a good time was
hllk bv all who attended. The
Bachelors, a  c am p u s quartet,
topped off the lively floor show
that was MI C'd by Bill Huegel.
  Professor W. S. Kinne of the CE
structures department gave an in-
teresting talk to the local chapter
on Decemher 15 on the Tacoma
Bridge failure. To acquaint the
fellows with the situation at Ta-
comna, movies of the project were
  The Executive Vice-president of
the Milwaukee Braves, Mr. Joseph
Cairnes, spoke to the group on
"Niagara Power," on January 12.
Mr. Cairnes also brought color
  The  December 15th    meeting
marked the end of the membership
contest in the student branch of
A. S. Ni. E. (At the time this article
was written, the winner was not
known, but the two leading con-
testantes were Sylvester Hoersch
and John Bowers). A Mechanical
Engineers' Han cd boo0k was pre-
sented to the winner.
  Mr. Frederick  E. Schulte, a
project engineer from    Collins
Radio Company of Iowa, spoke on,
"A Gvro-Stabalized Magnetic Com-
pass System-i for Aircraft." The
gyroscope and various mechanical
aspects were emphasized. He also
discussed the earth's magnetic
field, compass history, and gave a
description of possible future de-
  Mr. Schulte is a graduate of the
University of Wisconsin. He re-
ceived a B. S. degree in both
Mechanical and Electrical Engi-
  The next meeting will be a joint
meeting with S. A. E. on Wednes-
day, January 15, 1955, in the
Union. The topic for the evening
will be, "Must Jets be Pampered?",
a discussion by Mr. H. A. Fremont
of the General Electric Company.
  The annual speech contest of the
student branch will be held at the
February 16th meeting. Speeches
will consist of the presentation of
papers on any subject pertinent to
engineering. All members are eli-
gible. The speeches should be
about 15 minutes in length. Any
type of teaching aids, such as
slides, films, etc., may be used. The
winners will be judged on the basis
of contest, delivery, and use of
teaching aids. A total of $25 in
cash will be awarded to the win-
ners. The first place winner will be
given an expense paid trip to the
regional meeting to compete in the
regional contest. Let's have a lot
of contestants at that February
  For those interested in this con-
test, see any ASME officer or Prof.
Harker for further information.
          TAU BETA Pi
  Wisconsin's Alpha Chapter of
TAU BETA PI, the all-engineering
honor fraternity, initiated 44
juniors and seniors on December 8,
at the Fall Banquet at the Cuba
Club. The speaker for the evening
was Dean Wendt, who spoke on
the topic "Integrity."
  Election to Tan Beta Pi is the
highest honor an engineer can at-
tain in school. The names of the
new men are posted in the Mechan-
ical and Electrical Engineering
buildings. To be eligible for Tau
Beta Pi, an engineer must be in
the top 20% of his class as a senior
and in the top 12% as a junior. All
eligible candidates are invited to
be interviewed by the active mem-
bers of the chapter. The members
weigh the attributes of the candi-
dates and select only those men
who best meet the high qualifica-
tions of the organization.
  James E. Christenson, CE, and
Phillip F. Noth, Jr., ChE, received
the annual Tau Bate presentations
as the two outstanding freshman
engineers (1953-54) at the Decem-
ber 17 Freshman Lecture session.
  The officers for this year are:
Richard Bond, President; Robert
Mills, Vice-President; Carl Lewis,
Corresponding Secretary; Donald
Edwards, Recording Secretary; and
A. Henry Mills, Cataloger. The
faculty adviser is Professor C. C.
Watson of the ChE department.
  The American Foundrvme n's So-
ciety student chapter recently coIm-
pleted its first semester schedule,
one of the best in its historv. The
program included five talks by men
in the foundry industry on such
topics as, "Sand and Materials
Handling Problems." Other sub-
jects considered at different times
included "Sand Control and the
pH factor," "Foundry Pattern Prac-
tices," and "Stress Analysis and
Casting Design."
  Officers for the present term are
James Selle, President Warren
Ranscht, Vice-president; Walter
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