Iowa State University - Bomb Yearbook (Ames, IA)

 - Class of 1939

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r .m 1« I-J t-j» Membership hit a new high in the Iowa State student branch of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers this year. Desiring to promote good fellowship among its mem- bers, who include faculty persons as well as electrical engi- neering students, this organization also aims to acclimate undergraduates to the problems of the industrial world. It is traditional that each fall the junior and seniors enter- lain the underclassmen at the first meeting with an evening of informal fellowship and comradeship at Lynn Fuhrer Lodge— this to create a deeper interest in the year ' s work. In the course of the evening, each faculty member of the department tells his favorite joke or incidental story. Later, group singing is led by one of the members. Refreshments are prepared and served around the blazing campfire. Many of the twice monthly meetings are devoted to dis- cussions of industrial problems by speakers well-known in their fields, while others are purely recreational. Among the addresses were: " Electrical Precipitation, " by Mr. Rufs- vold of Wcstinghouse Laboratories; " Problems in Power Top rou ' : Whaley, Smitli, Vande Nooid, Percy, Brown, McLain, Clem- ens, Schmidt, Keizer, Olson, Gilchrist, Harrington, Osborn, Thomas, Beres- ford. Boast. Sheridan, Noakes, Berry. Second row: Hoehn. Miller, Klass, Roberts, Rowe, Kennedy, CoUister, Harder, Marsh, Senti, Fish, Price, Con- rad, Horn. Bjerke, Rust, Hayden, Hays. Front roio: Ide, Fiske, Posakony, .Abel, Willis, Blummer, Ita, Steen, Temin, Demaree, Johnson, Hendriks. Transmission, " by Mr. H. B. Hoffaus; and " Professional Engineering, " by Professor Jack Dodds, a member of the Iowa State Board of Engineering. In the spring, women on the campus get a break, for the annual banquet is a date affair. Last year it was held in Great Hall, Memorial Union. After an address by Professor M. S. Coover, head of the Electrical Engineering Department, movies were shown depicting campus activities. The Great Hall floor was cleared and dancing furnished entertainment for the rest of the evening. As a special feature, the student branch cooperated this year with the Iowa section of the A.I.E.E. in the sponsoring of several joint meetings. At these gatherings the students had an opportunity to meet practicing electrical engineers and to learn the interesting high-lights of their professions. Officers: Claude Smith, president; Richard Percy, vice-presi- dent; Francis W. Osborn, secretary; William Butler, treasurer. [172]

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Through the ' looking glass of text books to the wonderland of practical achievement in the fast-moving out-side world of today pass the members of the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. At twice monthly meetings men who are busy with current engineering problems appear to talk to the students about the experiences they face while on the job. This year ' s program included: " The Building Program of Iowa State College, " by B. H. Piatt, superintendent of buildings and grou nds; " Canal- ization of the Upper Mississippi, " by Captain Mathews of the United States Engineers ' Corps; and " The Future of Iowa Highways, " by C. Coykendall. A joint program was held with the Student Architectural Engineering Society when the opportunity came to hear Mr. McBroom of Tinsley, McBroom and Higgins, Dcs Moines architects, discuss the " Des Moines Bankers Life Building, " a subject of vital interest to both groups. A. S. v.. E. Freshmen who choose civil engineering for their field are welcomed into the society at the annual spring banquet. Each year some outstanding man is invited to speak. Last year it was Loran B. Gayton, City Engineer of Chicago. At Veishea time, members of the society aren ' t just a little busy, for they take charge of both the open house and the float for their department. They don ' t like to brag but last year their float DID win first place in the Engineering Division. Last spring, also, the society sent ten representatives headed by Professor Frank Heuk to the regional student chapter convention in Chicago. The organization sponsors the annual senior inspection trip to Chicago. Officers: John Cunningham, president; Bill Wheeler, vice- president; Loren Heiple, treasurer; Edward Winter, secretary. Top row: Stoecker, Munsell, Morgan, Albei ' tson, B. Miller, Snetzer, Williams, L. Miller, Cord, Loeltz, Almdale. Second row: Ulmer, Reid, Cox, Lieb. Megee, Scholze, Churchill, Stephan, Ruppert, Scott, Anderson, McGinnis. Third row: Intlekofer, Wentz. Radichel, LeMoine, Ford, Hughes, F. Miller, Rasmussen, Bangs, Schlegel. Fourth row: Hilpert, Carlon, Paustian, Mile- tich, Thompson, Alfred, Moon, Burn- stedt, Britson, Berkel, Whisler. Fifth row: Schmidt, Moyer, Fidler, Canghey, Stewart, Heiple, Cunningham, Winter, Wheeler, Kerekes, Hughet, M. Miller, Galligan. Front row: Frazier, Vail, De- vine, Sargent, Fagre, Johnson, Krause, Worley. [171]



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The Iowa State branch of A.S.M.E. started its year with the annual contest for the best student jjaper on any chosen engi- neering subject. Hugh Bierman won tlie first prize, a trip to Milwaukee for the regional convention of student branches. Hugh placed fourth in competition with the representatives from fifteen other engineering schools of the middlewest with his interesting paper on " Guaranteed Job. " Last spring. Dr. Harvey Davis, the national president, was speaker at a banquet in his honor. Doctor Davis spoke on " Aptitude Tests and Engineering, " a subject which was warmly received by the members. In May, the A.S.M.E. ' s held a joint meeting with the Iowa University student branch at Cedar Rapids in conjunction with an inspection trip and banquet. The annual good old-fashioned picnic was held early in June in the North Woods with the seniors winning the tra- ditional ball game from the juniors after a hard and none too cleanly fought battle. At the close of the evening, Professor Cleghorn, who is head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, ga e an enlightening talk addressed to the departing seniors. A. S. M. E. The annual smoker, the first of the bi-weekly meetings for the fall, was a record-breaking affair with 130 engineers present. The meetings during the fall featured interesting papers by students and several entertaining talks by faculty members on engineering topics, followed by lively discussions of pro ' s and con ' s. The year was climaxed with a precedent- breaking meeting with an attendance of over 150, to which members brought their girl friends for a program of films, humor and fun. Included in the membership fee, paid by each of the eighty- two members, is a subscription to Mechayiical Engineering, a technical magazine edited by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Officers: Frank Silver, president; Lavern Diekmann, vice- president; Wilson Dobson, secretary; Roger Bailey, treasurer; John Keller, senior representative; James Edwards, junior representative. Top row: Swett, Johnson, Holvenstot, Gormly, Thomas, Lindquist, Haselton, Geise, Biwer, House, Lee, Birkness, Prof. Cleghorn, Benhart, Carney. Bro- gan, Putnam, Brigham, Rogers, Barick- man, Dixon, Hutchinson, Adams, Griswold, Mather, Braun, Vernon, Kalen, Lande. Second row: Metz, Rusk, Merrill, DeKoster, Weiser, Smith, Ott, Johnson, Hanssen, Wilson, Larsen, Junck, Duitch, R. Anderson. Curtis, Gray, E. Anderson. Front row: Prof. Norman, Prof. Brown, Peters, Hug, Joens, Diekmann, Carlin, King. Spen- cer, Dobson, Knowles, Edwards, Keller, Sar, Breckenridge. [173]

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