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Hove, Arthur (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 63, Number 8 (Dec. 1961)

Housefellows have 35th reunion,   p. [21]

Page [21]

Among those attending the reunion were, from left, Osmund
Holm-Hansen, UW  assistant professor of botany; Lee Burns,
assistant director of Residence Halls; Tell Yelle, Minneapolis,
Minn.; and John Sifling, Cleveland, 0.
Among the first group of housefellows were George Chandler
(left);, Elsah, Ill., and Harry Schuck, UW professor of commerce.
Two other housefellows enjoying a conversation at the right are
Herbert Erdmann, and Norman Neal, UW professor of agronomy.
Housefellows Have 35th Reunion
N EARLY 80 former housefellows returned to the
     University Residence Halls for a reunion which
marked the 35th anniversary of the initiation of the
housefellow program at the University of Wisconsin.
The housefellow system, which was begun by Resi-
dence Halls in 1926 as an experiment, now lists
approximately 500 men who have served as house-
fellows while they were attending the University.
These men have since gone on to establish themselves
in the business, professional, and educational worlds.
The housefellow alumni live in such familiar cities as
Milwaukee, Madison', and Minneapolis, and in
such exotic locations as Trinidad, Venezuela, and
  This year, the housefellows began returning to the
campus on the Friday before the Oregon State-
Wisconsin football game. That evening, they held an
informal get-together in Van Hise Hall. The follow-
ing morning, Newell J. Smith, director of Residence
Halls, brought the men up to date on recent changes
in the Residence Halls, and told them of plans for
future building and expansion. On Saturday evening,
the 35th anniversary celebration culminated with a
banquet in Holt Commons. At the banquet, the main
speakers were housefellows representing five year pe-
riods. Dr. Norman 0. Becker, president of the Wis-
consin Alumni Association, was among the speakers
who commented on the value of the housefellow
   As is evident from the pictures, the housefellows
enjoyed themselves immensely. In fact, they had such
a good time that they are already looking forward to
their 40th reunion slated for 1966.
Larry Halle, assistant director of Residence Halls and a former  A fairly
recent housefellow alumnus is Clayton Hahn, Milwau-
housefellow, makes a point during a conversation before the      kee. He
is shown here with Prof. Otto Kowalke, who has served
housefellow's 35th anniversary banquet.                 on the Residence
Halls faculty committee since 1924.

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