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Johnson, Dwight A. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 51, Number 5 (Feb. 1950)

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     4-Year UW at Milwaukee?
  THE SENTIMENT for dividing the
University of Wisconsin between Mad-
ison and Milwaukee is increasing. The
other night a group of prominent state
public figures were discussing this ques-
tion informally. Most of them agreed
that the question was becoming of suffi-
cient importance to be a campaign plank
for candidates for the legislature, partic-
ularly those from Milwaukee county.
  They argued vehemently for the estab-
lishment of a liberal arts college in Mil-
waukee. Their arguments in favor of
the proposition could not be dismissed
lightly. Among the most telling points
was the housing situation in Madison
and its inability to absorb the antici-
pated enrollment in the University in
future years.
  ,.. We believe, of course, that it
would be a tragedy for the University
to be split up and part of its functions
taken to Milwaukee. But we must con-
fess that we find it difficult to answer
the arguments put forward by the peo-
ple who favor such a step.
            -Madison Capital Times
Madison may be one sound argument
for providing a four year liberal arts
college in Milwaukee. But it is only a
small part of the argument. After all,
sufficient housing could be built. Nor
is the fear of many persons that the
University is growing too big the most
important factor.
  Basically, there is need in Milwaukee
for a public institution where thousands
of students in the lake shore area can
complete their college courses while liv-
ing at home.
  It is not a matter of the wishes of
Milwaukee or Madison alone. It is not
proposed, either, to "divide the Univer-
sity between Madison and Milwaukee."
The proposition is to see whether the
Milwaukee State Teachers college and
the University branch in Milwaukee
should be combined to provide a
stronger, more efficient institution which
could also offer a four year liberal arts
  The question is whether this would
be the soundest way in which the state
could extend broad opportunities of
higher education for the thousands of
Wisconsin young people concentrated in
the lake shore area.
           -The Milwaukee Journal
  "Traditional" Pleasure Seeking
  AT WISCONSIN, veteran enrollment
has dropped 3,700 from ayear ago. And
after this year's class graduates, vet-
erans will be almost completely gone.
Their departure raises a problem.
  The veteran was a healthy influence
on campus. He was a sobering and
maturing force in an often artificial col-
lege life.
  Already, the vet has lost his hold.
The campus is slipping back into its
traditional pattern of intellectual in-
difference and pleasure seeking.
  Some indications of the shift are ob-
vious. The tone of campus parties has
changed as the abundance of recent high
school graduates take over. Many feel,
apparently, that getting drunk is a sign
of prestige.
  In some fraternities, initiations are
filled with increased physical punish-
ment and mental torment-something
the veterans wouldn't put up with.
  And, according to housefellows we
have queried, dorm life is shifting back
to the pre-war pattern-a pattern which
the housefellows, mostly veterans' don't
  All of which brings us to an import-
ant conclusion:
  Many high school graduates are not
ready for college. They have neither
intellectual curiosity nor desire to learn.
     . We wonder if it wouldn't be
better if all high school graduates had
to work for a living for a year before
entering college. We wonder if a little
exposure to the outside world might not
better equip him for college.
               -The Daily Cardinal
"That Was the Prime Purpose .*."
  THE REPORT of the faculty commit-
tee on functions and policies of the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin . . . is called "the
most monumental study of the Univer-
sity ever conducted in its 100 year his-
tory." It is searching and candid. Presi-
dent Fred has called it "a relentless
search for the ways we may best serve
the people." It reflects that devotion to
an ideal that has kept the University
of Wisconsin in the forefront among
all the great universities of the nation.
  The report may seem to emphasize
University faults and shortcomings
which need correction and improve-
ments that should be made. That was
the prime purpose of this self-analysis.
  Through long living with these short-
comings, even the University faculty
and students may become oblivious to
them. Our faults may not become ap-
parent to us until we deliberately set
out to find fault With ourselves. The
faculty committee's study revealed much
in the University that was deserving
of criticism....
  . . . The report does not overlook the
many virtues of the University or the
many areas in which it excels. Those
have been widely heralded and are quite
generally recognized in the state and in
the netion . . .
           --The Milwaukee Journal
Officers and Directors of the Wisconsin Alumni Association
President: JOHN H. SARLES, '23, Vice-president of Knox
  Reeves Advt. Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
First Vice-President: THOMAS E. BRITTINGHAM, '21,
  Room 251, Del. Trust Bldg., Wilmington, Del.
Second Vice-President: MRS. BERNARD BRAZEAU, '29, 1125
  3rd St., Wisconsin Rapids.
Treasurer: DEAN CONRAD A. ELVEHJEM, '23, Bascom
  Hall, UW, Madison 6.
Secretary: RUSSELL A. TECKEMEYER, '18, 1 S. Pinckney
  St., Madison 3.
Executive Secretary: JOHN BERGE, '22, 770 Langdon St.,
  Madison 6.
Field Secretary: EDWARD H. GIBSON, '23, 770 Langdon
  St., Madison 6.
  Association officers plus MARTIN BELOW, '24, Electro-
Matic Engr. Co., 10 W. Kinzie, Chicago; and LLOYD
LARSON, '27, Milwaukee Sentinel, Milwaukee.
               DIRECTORS AT LARGE
HARRY W. ADAMS, '00, Public Service Bldg., Beloit;
WALTER ALEXANDER, '97, Union Refrigerator Transit Co.,
Milwaukee; ARVID ANDERSON, '46, 312 N. Bassett St.,
Madison 3; WILLARD G. ASCHENBRENER, '21, American
Bank & Trust Co., Racine; MARTIN BELOW, '24, Electro-
Matic Engr. Co., 10 W. Kinzie, Chicago; H. E. BROAD-
FOOT, '17, Hayden Stone- & Co., 25 Broad St., New York;
JOHN W. BYRNES, '38, Columbus Bldg., Green Bay;
GEORGE CHATTERTON, '25, Lakewood, Madison 4; GORDON
Fox, '08, Freyn Eng. Co., 109 N. Wabash Ave., Chi-
cago 2; HAROLD L. GEISsE, '05, 1002 Fulton St., Wausau;
DR. GUNNAR GUNDERSEN, '17, Gundersen       Clinic, La
Crosse; MRS. LUCY ROGERS HAWKINS, '18, 1008 Main St.,
Evanston, Ill.; R. T. JOHNSTONE, '26, 1300 National Bank
Bldg., Detroit; DR. MERRITT L. JONES, '12, 510½ 3rd St.,
Wausau; WARREN KNOWLES, '33, New Richmond; MRS.
R. E. KRUG, '37, 2625 N. Wahl Ave., Milwaukee; LLOYD
LARSON, '27, the Milwaukee Sentinel, Milwaukee; JUDGE
LINCOLN NEPRUD, '21, Court House, Viroqua; JAMES D.
PETERSON, '18, 135 S. LaSalle St., Chicago 3; GOVERNOR
OSCAR RENNEBOHM, '11, State Capitol, Madison 2; MRS.
J. ALLAN SIMPSON, '10, 928 Lake Ave., Racine; Guy M.
SUNDT, '22, Men's Gym, UW, Madison 6; ARTHUR E.
TIMM, '25, National Lead Co., 900 W. 18th St., Chi-
cago 80; HOWARD W. WEiss, '39, 942 N. Jackson St.,
                 CLASS DIRECTORS
Class of 1947: MARYGOLD SHIRE, 428 W. Wilson St.,
Madison 3; Class of 1948: WILLIAM R. GUELzOW, 714
Margaret St., Madison; Class of 1949: MORTON WAGNER,
260 Langdon St., Madison 3.
Chicago: C. F. RASMUSSEN, '23, 221 N. LaSalle St.; Fox
River Valley: A. F. KLETZIEN, '17, 314 Naymut St.,
Menasha; Madison: DR. ARNOLD S. JACKSON, '16, 16 S.
Henry St.; Milwaukee: SAM E. OGLE, '20, 2153 N. Third
St.; Minneapolis: ROBERT DEHAVEN, '29, 2550 Burnham
Road; Sheboygan: LucIus P. CHASE, '23, The Kohler Co.,
Kohler, Wis.; Washington, D. C.: GEORGE E. WORTHING-
TON, '10, 1636 44th St., NW.
                 PAST PRESIDENTS
CHARLES B. ROGERS, '93 N. Main St., Fort Atkinson;
JOHN S. LORD, '04, 135 S. LaSalle St., Chicago 3; GEORGE
I. HAIGHT, '99, 209 S. LaSalle St., Chicago 4; CHARLES L.
BYRON, '08, First Natl. Bank Bldg., Chicago 3; EARL 0.
VITS, '14, Aluminum Goods Mfg., Manitowoc; MYRON T.
HARSHAW, '12, Suite 210, 920 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago;
HARRY A. BULLIS, '17, Chairman of the Board, General
Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.; HOWARD I. POTTER, '16,
Marsh & McLennan, 231 S. LaSalle St., Chicago; HOWARD
T. GREENE, '15, Brook Hill Farm, Genesee Depot; ALBERT
J. GOEDJEN, '07, Wis. Public Service Corp., Green Bay;
C. F. VAN PELT, '18, Pres., Fred Rueping Leather Co.,
Fond du Lac; PHILIP H. FALK, '21, Supt. of Schools,
Madison 3; WILLIAM D. HOARD, JR., '21, W. D. Hoard &
Sons Co., Fort Atkinson; JOSEPH A. CUTLER, '09, Pres.,
Johnson Service Co., 507 E. Michigan St., Milwaukee;
WALTER A. FRAUTSCHI, '24, Democrat Printing Co., Madi-
son 3; STANLEY C. ALLYN, '13, Pres., National Cash Reg-
ister Co., Dayton, Ohio.

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