ABOUT THIS ISSUE...



                 Photo by T.P. Stewart
Elizabeth McCoy and James Batt



  Tiffany glass is much imitated
today because, as Charles A. Long
suggests in his article, Louis Com-
fort Tiffany left a legacy especially
appropriate to the '70s. Long's two
essays on Art Nouveau, here com-
bined, reflect his art glass hobby.
"People confuse periods of
decorative arts with those of fine
arts, "he says, "and I have heard
two artists say that Tiffany was not
a man, but merely a style of lamp."
Hardly, as Long illustrates.
Charles A. Lone



   The lead story in this issue is a
remembrance of the Academy's
honorary president, and benefac-
tor, Elizabeth McCoy, who died
March 24. James Batt, long time
associate and friend, writes the
piece. The photograph shows Ex-
ecutive Director Batt presenting
Dr. McCoy with an Academy
Citation-a recognition of outstand-
ing contributions to the life,
culture, and welfare of Wiscon-
sin-at the WASAL Annual
Meeting in May of 1977.













     Daniel P.
       Kunene diI'



  Uncharacteristically, there are
two pieces of fiction in this issue.
"Mary Carter On Behalf of the
Aunts," the fictional letters written
by Hazel F. Briggs, and happily
revived after a 30-year shelf life,
continue with the second of four
installments.
  In addition, an excerpt from a
long story by Daniel P. Kunene
provides a departure from the
Wisconsin orientation of most
Review pieces. The explosiveness
of the current South African situa-
tion, and the eyewitness perspec-
tive of the author, who was born,
raised, and educated there, make
this a must for our readers.
Besides many scholarly papers



                 Floyd E. Moeller
  The man who knows about bees,
Floyd E. Moeller, was born in
Milwaukee. He grew up on the
"outskirts of the city, and my folks
kept poultry of all kinds and had a
large garden and orchard. In those
days our neighbors kept goats,
horses, cows-and bees."
  After completing 17 missions in
the European Theater as a 1st
Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force
during World War II, Moeller
returned to the University of
Wisconsin and received his PhD in
entomology in 1952.



on South African language and
literature, Dr. Kunene has pub-
lished poetry and short stories in
periodicals both here and in his
native land. He has lived in this
country since 1964, coming to
Wisconsin in 1970.
  His recent poem "Soweto"
appeared in The Capital Times in
1976 and aired on the Wisconsin
Educational Radio Network and
National Public Radio.
  The photo shows Kunene with
his children Wandile (in arms),
Liziwe, Luyanda (looking up), and
(with binnoculars) Sipho. They are
standing at an open pit copper mine
in Kitwe, Zambia in Central Africa.
            continued on page 44



2/Wisconsin Academy Review/June 1978