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Leroy Gricar, who has been paralyzed for the last two years, completed the requirements for grad-
uation by home study, and was presented his diploma at his home by Mr. Ziegenhagen as a graduate
of the Class of January 1950 fupper leftl. Leroy ranked third in the class despite his handicap of illnesss.
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Dr. W. W. Theisen greeted Mr. Erwin Check, a Boys' Tech alumnus who is now an elementary school
principal, at a meeting at Boys' Tech of the Curriculum Planning Council, of which our vice principal, Mr.
Francke, is also a member lupper rightl.
Dr. George Wussow, newly-elected president of the Tech Alumni Association last fall, received
congratulations llower leftl from Roy Potochnik, who had served as temporary president, and Mr. Ziegen-
hagen seemed pleased.
Official presentation of the mural "Life on the Mississippi" was made at an assembly last fall flower
rightl. On stage for the ceremony were Mr. Prugger, Gerald Wentland, Mr. Young, and Mr. Ziegenhagen.
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Sivyer Awards were presented to Henry Braaz, James Merlo, Ronald Witt, Donald Szpek, and Bernard
Spiegelberg the day before Christmas vacation by Mr. William Frye, chairman of the Sivyer Scholarship
Fund lupper rightl, which was established to encourage trade training at Boys' Tech.
John Stroleny and Glenn Groth, who won prizes in the Industrial Arts Awards sponsored by Scholastic
Magazine, were given their certificates by Mr. Ziegenhagen early in September lleft centerl.
Grant Fitch Scholarship winners, Rudolph Santo and Alden Swensen, were congratulated by Mr.
Ziegenhagen and Mr. Ellis when they were informed of their selection llower rightl. The Fitch Scholar-
ships are given for the University of Wisconsin, and both boys have been attending the Milwaukee
Extension Division the past year.
Mr. Alexander Hanel lupper leftl pages through a copy of his recently published book on Pattern
Making, and Dr. W. W. Theisen, acting superintendent of schools, is shown at the school mike llower leftl
addressing a Lincoln Day assembly.
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Counseling the boys from the time they enter as Freshmen or Sophomores until they
leave as graduating Seniors is the concern of all the teachers, but especially of the
six members ofthe Guidance Office. Chairman Elmer H. Ellis, at the end ofthe table,
confers with his colleagues of 22l, Harry Wolff, Wilfred E. Belleau, Lloyd R. Thomas
lseatedl, James L. Fitzpatrick, and Gilbert J. Jautz lstandingl. One of the series of
four tests for incoming students is the subiect of this discussion.
Although our boys come from all parts of Milwaukee, Tech's attendance record is
consistently one of the best in the city. Part of the credit for this record must go to
the teachers who check absences and tardiness llower rightl. Fred Schriever, at the
extreme right, handles all excuses in the morning, John F. Witeck supervises the tardy
ofifice, while Mrs. Connell and Miss Abbie Sullivan spend the seventh and eighth periods
respectively checking up on all absences reported during the day.
Another attendance officer is Earl F. Jaeger lupper rightl, a Tech alumnus and a
member of the School Welfare Department, one of whose main iobs is to keep in
contact with the homes in cases of prolonged absence.
Lockers, locker keys, and padlocks for the boys constitute another man-sized
problem, which has been handled very capably this past year by Carl L. Strelitzer
The school physician, Dr. Alfred H. Goodsitt llower centerl, who calls three rnorn-
ings a week, is also well known to many of the boys of Tech, and plays an important
part in keeping ours a healthy institution.
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