The following is from a Shawano newspaper from Nov. 22 1934:
William Dowling is honored for ability as St. Mary student
    Mr. and Mrs. August Anderson have received a congratulatory letter on the work of their grandson William Dowling who is a student at St. Mary’s college of Winona, Minnesota. We print the letter in full:
    “It is a genuine pleasure to inform you that your son, William, has won a place on the honor roll at St. Mary’s for the mid-semester.
    This is an envied distinction in the college as there are only nine young men listed with honor grades. It shows that William is among the select few who are standouts for intelligence and studiousness. William obtained 93 honor points out of a possible 105, thus having on eof the highest places on the honor roll.
    I compliment William and congratulate you on this fine achievement, and trust at the semester he will again give you reason to be proud of his scholastic standing.
Very sincerely yours,
Brother Lawrence, Dean.”