UNIVERSITY EXTENSION DIVISION
THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
OFFICE OF THE DEAN
LOU 19 E. REBER
October 4, 1913*
At a recent meeting of the Board of Regents of The University of
Wisconsin the Press Bureau of this institution was assigned to the
Extension Division. In line with its other work the Division will
endeavor to make the Press Bureau a service instrument to the press
of the state and the nation. From time to time it will send you im¬
partial and complete news reports of the activities affecting the
University plant directly or indirectly when the news is important
enough to interest the state papers and papers of a wider area.
The Bureau will endeavor to serve you these facts in an inter¬
esting way, and it will also attempt to he of service to you in other
ways hy the furnishing of special information when requested hy any
paper, and hy campaigns to improve conditions within Wisconsin such
as a weekly health service. This service, begun last month, is some¬
what after the plan of the Chicago Tribune column edited hy Dr. W. A.
Evans, hut it is especially selected to meet the needs of Wisconsin.
The University furnishes this health service upon request without
charge and will also furnish electrotypes to he used as department
headings hy papers which will run these articles.
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To conduct this Press Bureau the University has selected Mr.
Charles W. Holman who comes from Farm and Ranch (Balias, Texas), one
of the leading agricultural journals in the United States. In his
long connection with this publication Mr. Holman has made thorough
and exhaustive studies of farmers 5 problems in many parts of the
United States. He is also a thorough-going newspaper man trained
in the daily field, and has held down positions from police reporter
to the editorial page.
Of course you recognize and we realize very keenly that the im¬
portance of its work and the beneficial results that can come from
this bureau will be best gotten with the cooperation and advice of
Wisconsin editors. We want you to consider it as your correspond¬
ent, and from that point of view we will deem it a favor if you write
Mr. Holman, giving a full, free, and frank opinion of the character of
this service in the past and offering suggestions on how in the future
to increase its efficiency.
We should like to have suggestions in regard to preparation of
copy and to the types of stories which you think would interest most
of your readers.
Mr. Holman will appreciate your keeping in personal touch with
him and hearing from you from time to time with suggestions and, most
of all, a personal visit to his department whenever you come to
October iOth, l91<i
Dean L. Flu Raber
University of Wisconsin,
Dear Dean Raber 1 :
Vany thanks for your letter with its announcenent
of the extension of the work of the Press Bureau under your Departiren
We shall be glad to receive fron you any publications that will give
us sDecial information with regard to your work in Wisconsin and to
follow as completely as we can any remarkable development in your