June 2, 1938
COLLEGE DINNER ATTENDED BY ALUMNI AND
Saturday evening the college banquet and
program was held. Speakers were W. F. Baker of Decorah, president of
the board of trustees, toastmaster Paul B. Zurbriggen, president of
the class of 1938, Hon. B. W. Newberry of Strawberry Point, Hon. W.
H. Klemme, of Ridgeway, Dr. Robert Fox of Roberts college, Istanbul,
Turkey, and President-elect Dr. V. T. Smith. A large crowd attended
and enjoyed to the utmost the toasts given.
Mr. Newberry, representing the class of 1875,
gave a toast to those who attended the college in the years
1871-1875. One statement which he made is as follows: "I have never
regretting attending a small college with its advantages and
disadvantages." This statement was of particular interest since it
came from one who has been practicing law for 61 years. he was
George A. Matthews, class of 1874, now in Los Angeles, Calif., and
Mrs. Sarah Buckley Taintor, of Carlisle, Pa., are the three oldest
living graduates of the college.
Mr. Klemme in his toast told the members of the
graduating class that the was now in his 64th year in business, and
stressed the fact that to be in business over such a period of time
"one must be straight." Another quotation from his address was as
follows: "To be successful, be careful and put your financial ship
in quiet waters."
Dr. V. T. Smith was greeted with rounds of
applause as he was introduced to speak for the first time to
faculty, students, trustees, and friends of Upper Iowa. In a few
well chosen words he convinced the group of his utmost sincerity and
keenest interest in the welfare and future of Upper Iowa
Dr. Fox brought to the group points of view
from the foreign country, particularly the Mohammedan.
June 16, 1938
NARROW MAIN STREET WALK; WIDEN PAVING
A tentative beginning has been made this week
on a possible narrowing of the sidewalk in the business section of
Main street, with a resulting increase in the width of the street
for automobile traffic. The beginning was made in front of the Fox
furniture store at the north end of the street.
Years ago when the paving was put in it was
found impossible to secure funds by levy against property owners, in
some cases, sufficient to cover the cost of paving, and the sidewalk
was increased for width instead, by putting in a narrow strip of
walk, and a curb in front, the full length of the business part of
the street. The curbing has proven of poor quality, and in many
places has broken out entirely. the present idea is to remove this
old curbing and the narrow strip of walk behind it, and put in new
curbing, thus bringing about a uniform appearance, as well as
increasing the width of the paving for parking purposes.
The initial piece of work at the Fox corner has
been done as an experiment, and to get public reaction to the plan.