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VOL 38 • NO. 3 



FEBRUARY • 1941 



SIGMA PHI BPSILON 





AT WARM SPRINGS 

Basil O'Connor and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. These long-time friends and former law 
partners have led the nation-wide fight against Infantile Paralysis 



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1941 
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The Magazine of the Fraternity 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Unto the Least of These 166 

Wisconsin's Senator Wiley Initiated 170 

Shirley Porter, Remarkable Iowa Gamma Pledge 172 

The Publication . . . Chapter LifeHne 176 

All-Sig Ep Football Team for 1940 178 

Benjamin Hobson Frayser Memorial Award 183 

Wisconsin Gamma Added to Roll 184 

A Fishing Trip that Ended in Tragedy 188 

William A. Hanley Elected President of A.S.M.E 190 

Sig Eps in Who's Who in America (Continued) 192 

Sigma Phi Epsilon Well Represented at N.I.C 194 

Noblesse Oblige 196 

Sig Epics 201 

With the Alumni 209 

Graduate Briefs 210 

Vital Data 215 

The World of the Undergrads 217 

Lost Addresses (Continued) 239 

Directory 243 

Sig Ep Pictorial Pages 208, 213, 216, 220, 226, 234 



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THIS IS A STORY of a Successful 
lawyer, a man who is known the 
length and breadth of the country as 
I he former law partner of President 
Roosevelt — Basil O'Connor, Dart- 
mouth (N.H. Alpha) '12. It is not 
.1 story of brilliant legal clashes, suc- 
cessful decisions and rapid rise in 
l^ublic office. It might have been 
that, had Basil O'Connor been a dif- 
ferent sort of man. The talent is 
there. So is the record of achieve- 
ment. But if you hear the story of 
Basil O'Connor, attorney, from his 
own lips, it is the saga of the In- 
fantile Paralysis movement. 

The nation has become aware in 
the last three years of a new force 
in the public health field, a force set 
in motion by President Roosevelt to 
deal with all phases of the terrible 
disease which only this year struck 
down 9,768 new victims. The man 
behind the National Foundation for 
Infantile Paralysis is the President's 
friend and former law partner, Basil 
O'Connor. 

Ever since the early 1920's 
O'Connor has been working with 
Mr. Roosevelt to bring relief to 
thousands of boys, girls, men, and 
women afflicted with the disease that 
in 1921 attacked Mr. Roosevelt, and 
to find some way of insuring a fu- 
ture answer to the riddle of Infantile 
Paralysis. In January of 1938 the 
dream had its tangible fulfilment 
in the National Foundation, which 
now has more than 1,000 local chap- 
ters throughout the land. O'Connor 
spends at least one third of his time 
at the voluntary job of administer- 
ing the affairs of the National 
Foundation, of which he is presi- 
dent. It is the chief and most ab- 
sorbing interest of his life. 



To hear Basil O'Connor tell it, 
the organization which he heads, 
and for which the Committee for 
the Celebration of the President's 
Birthday has just concluded its an- 
nual drive for funds, is not a spec- 
tacular organization. Indeed, when 
it was formed, Mr. O'Connor pre- 
dicted that its work would not be 
spectacular; it would be "thorough 
and sincere and intelligently con- 
ducted" instead. The Foundation 
has made grants and appropriations 
of $1,181,000 to spur scientific in- 
vestigation, bring emergency relief 
into epidemic areas, train doctors, 
nurses and technicians, and educate 
the public as to treatment of the 
disease. Mr. O'Connor still insists 
its work is not spectacular. 

The record, if you dig into it, 
reads differently. There are hun- 
dreds of dramatic incidents of iron 
lungs rushed to young sufferers 
across state lines escorted by the 
police of two states; of orthopedic 
public health nurses assigned to 
regions where infantile paralysis is 
raging, to give special treatment 
promptly to new victims ; of a great 
new polio center for colored people, 
staffed with colored doctors and 
nurses, soon to open its doors at 
Tuskegee, Alabama, built with a 
Foundation grant; of fellowships 
and lecture courses newly inaugu- 
rated with money appropriated by 
the Foundation at colleges and hos- 
pitals throughout the country. 
"Doc" O'Connor, as he is called, 
makes no boasts about these achieve- 
ments. 

"Do it first — talk about it later," 
he says, with a twist of his lips. 

This attitude is not surprising to 
an) one who knows the man. The 



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forty-nine year old attorney ap- 
proaches everything from a logical, 
painstaking point of view. 

/"I'll give you the facts," he said, 
sitting in his office at 120 Broadway, 
where an oil portrait of the Presi- 
dent and a framed slogan are the 
chief decorations. He inclined his 
head, set atop stocky shoulders, to- 
ward the slogan which is his creed. 
It reads: "What are the facts.'" 

"There are always at least two 
approaches to any problem such as 
this Foundation has," he explained 
in a deep and earnest voice which 
still bears evidence of a New Eng- 
land background. "One calls for 
action and more action, promises 
and prophecies and blowing of 
trumpets. This is not the course we 
have followed. The other approach 
involves careful study of the prob- 
lems at hand ; a full realization of 
their difficulties; considered steps 
to overcome these difficulties, and, 
where necessary, long-time planning 
over a period of years. This has been 
and still is the Foundation's method 
of procedure. To be sure, it is not 
spectacular and affords a very poor 
platform for lovers of publicity. 

"The task of the Foundation in 
attempting to conquer and amelio- 
rate the effects of infantile paralysis 
falls into two main divisions — local 







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IN Hm YORK . . . Basil O'Connor 
Dartnnouth (N.H. Alpha) '12 
President and Trustee of the Na- 
tronal Foundation for Infantile 
Paralysis; Treasurer and Chair- 
man Executive Committee, Geor- 
gia Warm Springs Foundation 



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and national. The work in local fields, con- 
ducted through chapters, is to render direct 
assistance to those afflicted with infantile 
paralysis, irrespective of age, within the ter- 
ritory assigned to the chapter. The work of 
the national headquarters has been that which 
will benefit not only particular individuals 
but all afflicted with this disease. 

"Here the Foundation, generally speaking, 
has so far acted as a grant-making agency. 
Its activities may be separated into five di- 
visions — virus research, nutritional research, 
after-effects research, epidemics and educa- 
tion. All of these fields are replete with prob- 
lems difficult but extremely interesting. No 
precedence can be given to any one of the 
iive sections over another by any sound 
process of rationalization. Each is of the ut- 
most importance in itself. The answer to 
the problem of infantile paralysis may be 
found, and very likely will be found, in the 
solution of several of the now unsolved fac- 
tors existing in all five of these component 
parts." 

O'Connor has steadfast faith in the even- 
tual discovery of the cause and cure of infan- 
tile paralysis. That is what has kept him 
working toward it, without remuneration or 
fanfare, for the last seventeen years. But 
until doctors find the final solution of the 
mystery of poliomyelitis, the medical name 
for infantile paralysis, no amount of "bally- 
hoo" or "red herrings" will break down Mr. 
O'Connor's attitude of caution. We dare say 
the word "spectacular" may be admitted to 
the O'Connor lexicon when a trustworthy 
way of preventing or curing infantile paral- 
ysis has been demonstrated. Not till then. 

Basil O'Connor was a promising young 
lawyer in New York City when, in 1924, he 
met the man who now is President of the 
United States over a luncheon table in New 
York. Less than a year later the law partner- 
ship was formed. Mr. O'Connor was grad- 
uated from Dartmouth, where for three 
years he was president of the New Hamp- 
shire Alpha chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon, 
and from Harvard Law School. He was al- 
ways a hard worker. He paid his way through 
college by playing the violin in a Hanover 
dance orchestra. He chose the profession of 



law as a boy in Taunton, Massachusetts, 
where his father, Daniel B. O'Connor, was 
a skilled mechanic. He never deviated from 
it. 

Today he is one of the best known coun- 
selors in New York, preferring the non- 
dramatic and complicated behind-the-scenes 
work to frequent court appearances in trial 
work. Although frequently mentioned for 
public office, he has no political ambitions. 

"I like the practice of law," is the way he 
explains it. 

The Roosevelt and O'Connor law partner- 
ship was formed in 1925, the year after Mr. 
Roosevelt first went to Georgia Warm 
Springs for treatment. Mr. O'Connor became 
interested in the problems of infantile paral- 
ysis through Mr. Roosevelt, of course. In 
1926, when Mr. Roosevelt decided to con- 
duct some experimental work in Georgia and 
the first twenty-three patients were placed 
under observation there, it was only natural 
that Mr. O'Connor should join him in the 
undertaking. Mr. O'Connor used his organ- 
izing ability to draw plans for Georgia Warm 
Springs Foundation, which became a fact in 
1927. 

Because of Mr. O'Connor's close connec- 
tion with Georgia Warm Springs, and be- 
cause the name "Foundation" appears in the 
title of the Georgia institution as well as the 
national organization, there has been some 
confusion as to the diliFerence between the 
two. O'Connor wants the public to under- 
stand the difference. The two institutions are 
completely separate, in spite of the interest 
of the President and Mr. O'Connor in both. 

Georgia Warm Springs Foundation got 
under way as a unique institution to render 
unusual and distinct service not only to its 
patients but to hundreds of thousands of 
persons physically handicapped by infantile 
paralysis for whom methods of treatment 
were worked out at Georgia Warm Springs. 
Interest in the work done in Georgia height- 
ened each year after its inception, until in 
1934 the first popular campaign for funds 
was conducted in connection with the cele- 
bration of the President's birthday on Janu- 
ary 30. The first Birthday Balls given 
throughout the United States were for the 



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benefit of Georgia Warm Springs Founda- 
tion. The second year, two thirds of the 
money was left in the communities where 
raised, and the other third given to the Pres- 
ident's Research Commission. The third year 
(1936) Georgia Warm Springs Foundation 
received $124,000 while $448,000 was left 
in the communities. The fourth year, two 
thirds of the money was left in the commu- 
nities and one-third went to Georgia. 

But since 1938, when the National Foun- 
dation for Infantile Paralysis was founded. 
no money has been given to Georgia Warm 
Springs Foundation. That year all the money 
went to the National Foundation to start its 
nation-wide program. Since then, 50% of the 
moneys raised in any given community has 
remained in that community to be spent for 
shoes, braces, crutches, or for equipment of 
local hospitals, convalescent homes and 
clinics. The other 50% finances the researdi, 
education and emergency aid program of the 
National Foundation. 

Many of Mr. O'Connor's friends who hail 
him as "Doc" are under the misapprehension 
that his long association with the medical 
fraternity, among whom he now has many 
warm friends including Paul de Kruif, the 
medical writer, accounts for his nickname. 
They think it also explains a somewhat "doc- 
torly" manner — which is, in reality, merely 
evidence of the man's cautious and dignified 
character. O'Connor, as a Dartmouth under- 
graduate, admired Dr. John E. O'Connor, 
then football coach, and his classmates 
dubbed him "Doc" because of it. Perhaps it 
was prophetic of his later interests in life. 

At any rate, interest in football, especially 
Dartmouth football, has stayed with the head 
of President Roosevelt's favorite humani- 
tarian movement. He is such a loyal rooter 
for Dartmouth that he has missed no major 
Dartmouth football game since his gradua- 
tion. He once traveled all the way to Palo 
Alto, California, accompanied by one of his 
two daughters, to see the Stanford game. 
That was in 1938. Those whose memories 
serve them well will recall that he made the 
long trip (staying only a few hours in Palo 
Alto) only to witness a Dartmouth defeat. 

Mr. O'Connor has other interests besides 




IN HANOVER . . . Basil O'Connor loyal alumnus 
who has "missed no major Dartmouth football 
game since his graduation" 

the infantile paralysis movement. He lives a 
busy and interesting life divided between a 
Park Avenue apartment in New York City 
and an estate at Westhampton Beach, Long 
Island, where about 150 acres of potatoes, 
cauliflower and lima beans are grown each 
year. He is fond of music, although he no 
longer plays the violin. He likes particularly 
what he calls "orchestration." 

"I hke to see the mechanics of an orchestra 
in operation," he told us. "They have 
changed a great deal in the last twenty-five 
years." 

An excellent after-dinner speaker, his jokes 
are rare. He prefers speeches dealing with 
his serious interests — the National Founda- 
tion, the National Conference of Christians 
and Jews which he helped form, and the 
Dartmouth Alumni Fund. Last year he repre- 
sented Catholics, in company with Charles H. 
Tuttle for Protestants, and Arthur J. Gold- 
( Continued on page 199) 



ALEXANDER WILEY 

y.oin5 Son In Sla 2p Alem^et6kip 



ANOTHER distinguished personage has been 
added to the Sig Ep roster through the 
initiation of Wisconsin's able Senator 
Alexander Wiley as an honorary member of 
Wisconsin Alpha. Unlike the usual tradi- 
tion, "Like father, like son," the history of 
the Wiley family at Lawrence runs the op- 
posite way. It was through the attendance of 
his children at Lawrence College that Senator 
Wiley became endeared to the institution and 
to Sigma Phi Epsilon. Indeed, those were his 
sentiments on the morning of November 18, 
when he visited the college at Appleton as 
guest speaker. 

"This is a real homecoming for me," he 



said. "Though I never attended Lawrence, 
nevertheless, during the years my boys and 
girls have come here, I have begun to feel 
myself a part of the institution. I like to 
think of it as one of the places I can call 
home. 

"I want to bring a message to you this 
morning," he continued, "about life and 
how to face it. No one told me anything 
about life and its problems when I graduated 
from college, so I want to make sure that 
you know. I've been telling these same things 
to boys and girls up and down the state of 
Wisconsin. They consist of three things: 
first, have a sense of humor. Be quick to see 



SENATOR WILEY poses with Chapter President 
Don Frederickson (left) and Son Marshal (right). 




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SENATOR WILEY drops down between undergraduates William Owen 
(left) and Don Frederickson (right) for a bit of rest. An address, two 
initiations and a reception make a strenuous day, even for a U. S. Senator. 



the humorous side of a situation that seems 
too serious or tragic at the moment, and you 
will often be able to laugh at yourself and 
your troubles, which you feel are going to 
engulf you. It helps to ease the tension and 
causes you to relax. Second, don't take your- 
self too seriously. Drive toward a goal, yes, 
but remember that no individual or his ideas 
are so absolutely indispensable to the world 
that they should be placed above, and to the 
exclusion of, all others. Finally, develop a 
sense of perspective ; see yourself in relation 
to your surroundings, respect the opinions 
of others, and look at a thing from all sides, 
before you assert yourself or form an opinion. 
Be fair; be open-minded. 

"Now that I've told you these things, I 
want you to repeat them back to me. I want to 
be sure you know them," and he made his 
audience say them aloud. 

At the conclusion of his speech Senator 
Wiley was made a member of Mace, honorary 
men's society for qualities of leadership 
ability, and service, in and for the state of 
Wisconsin. 

In the afternoon Sig Ep took over. Fol- 



lowing a luncheon in his honor at the chapter 
house, Senator Wiley was formally initiated 
as a member of Wisconsin Alpha of Sigma 
Phi Epsilon. Among the first to congratulate 
him was his son, Marshal, who was initiated 
into Wisconsin Alpha more than ten years 
ago. 

Later in the afternoon a tea and reception 
were held for the Senator, to which members 
of the faculty and fraternity and sorority 
presidents were invited. 

Senator Wiley was born at Chippewa 
Falls, Wisconsin, May 26, 1884. He attended 
Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minn., 
1902-04 ; University of Michigan Law School, 
1904-06, and the University of Wisconsin in 
1907. 

Admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in 1907, 
he has since practiced in Chippewa Falls. 
He served as District Attorney of Chippewa 
County from 1909-15. He was elected to the 
U. S. Senate in 1938. 

In addition to his law practice Senator 
Wiley has operated a farm and served as a 
director of the Chippewa Falls National 
(Continued on page 191) 



* Sight Deficiency Mastered 
by Remarkable Iowa State 
(Iowa Gamma) Pledge . . . 



SHIRLEY PORTER 

Sckolat . . . CfQntUman . • . Alu5ician 



SHIRLEY Porter, phenomenal blind stu- 
dent at the University of Iowa and 
talented pledge of Iowa State (Iowa Gam- 
ma) was born twenty-two years ago on a farm 
near Humboldt, Iowa. 

For only two years, and during that time 
only partially, did Shirley see the light of 
day and discern the images that during his 
later life were to be mental conceptions in a 
powerfully imaginative and active mind that 
interprets Shirley's physical environment to 
him while others depend on their all too un- 
discriminating eyes. 

Glaucoma caused the loss of Shirley Por- 
ter's eyes at two years of age and for three 
more years his world remained dark both 
literally and figuratively. At five, Porter's 
father entered him at the Iowa School for the 
Blind at Vinton, Iowa, where helpful teach- 
ers sought to teach him ways of knowing 
and enjoying the world about him without 
the use of his eyes. 

While at the Vinton school, from which 
he finally received his high school diploma, 
Porter was active in all things academic and 
otherwise and enjoyed as full a life as any 
average American high school youngster. He 
became a fine wrestler with his strapping 
6-foot frame and 180-pound body. School 
officials rewarded his mat prowess with a 
high school letter. 

Porter then matriculated at the University 
of Iowa to continue his academic career 
fortified by the independence of spirit and 
determination to succeed over his handicap 
instilled in him by his teachers and by his 
own mental power and exceptional talent. 

Recognition was somewhat slow, for ac- 

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complishment was slow in a strange world, 
but Shirley Porter came into his own. Cam- 
pus, state, and national recognitioa came in a 
rush when Iowa U's Sig Ep Chapter pledged 
the Iowa blind boy. He was just as person- 
able, as interesting, as unassuming, as hale- 
and-hearty as the best of pledges and has 
proven to be as strong, constructive, and as 
valuable an active as the chapter has had. 

The accomplishments that make Shirley 
Porter so outstanding in a world that sees are 
so numerous that they defy tabulation. And 
Porter "pooh-pooh's" the thought that he is 
in any wise unusual. He merely explains that 
because he lost one sense that so many de- 
pend on, he has had to develop his other 
senses to compensate. Such an explanation is 
wholly correct, but the extent to which Shir- 
ley Porter has accomplished these adapta- 
tions to his particular situation are marvelous. 

An acute memory soon solved the prob- 
lem of getting around the Iowa chapter 
house. The upstairs, where Shirley has his 
single study room, wasn't hard and placing 
the showers, and the dormitory was simple. 
The big parlors and dining room took a 
bit longer but now are totally familiar to 
the blind lad and he gets about the house 
with the rest of the boys. 

Walking the streets of Iowa City and on 
the campus of the University of Iowa, Por- 
ter shuns the familiar white canes of the 
blind and depends upon his senses to guide 
him. Occasionally sidewalk passers-by are 
startled and sometimes amused to hear a 
shrill whistle come from the very-erect blind 
boy or a bit of a tune issue from his lips. 
(Continued on page 175) 



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They interpret those manifestations as happi- 
ness — and they may be just that — but more 
often they're Shirley's way of sending out 
signals and receiving echoes. His hearing is 
so fine and so discriminating that he knows 
when he passes the doorway of a building 
from the difference in the echo from the 
doorway as compared with that coming off 
the face of the structure. 

Classes are no particular problem for 
Shirley. The National Youth Administration 
furnishes him with a reader to read his text 
books to him and help review notes. He 
sometimes takes notes with his braille slate 
and slips those away for review when test 
time arrives. The federal government also 
looks out for Shirley as it does other blind 



persons and loans him an electric phono- 
graph with records of various types including 
some of his lessons as well as interesting 
fiction and drama read over the records. 
Shirley is an expert typist and prepares many 
of his papers on the typewriter as well as 
typing out the class notes that he remembers 
after class periods. 

Music is Shirley Porter's particular talent. 
The piano is a complete slave to his deft and 
sensitive fingers and anything from Tchai- 
kowsky's Fifth Symphony" to the modern "In 
the Mood" in the most torrid tempos may 
come out when he starts his nimble digits and 
nimbler mind on the piano. Part of Shirley's 
way through the University of Iowa was 
(Continued on page 181) 



THE PUBLICATION . . . (2kaput JliidL 



WHAT is the importance of the chapter 
publication and how can it be published 
most effectively? 

These are questions which undergraduate 
chapters of Sigma Phi Epsilon should be ask- 
ing themselves today. Unfortunately, too few 
have even thought about a publication, thus 
failing to use one of the best devices for 
fostering and maintaining the interest of 
that vitally important group — the alumni. 

The publication is the chapter's most effec- 
tive pipeline to the alumni and indeed a 
lifeline in time of distress. 

Regular and frequent contact with the 
alumni through a chapter publication has 
proved to the wisest fraternity chapters 
throughout the country to be the best method 
of soliciting alumni support and thereby in- 
suring the chapter's future success. 

A publication, issued frequently each year 
not only maintains graduates' interest in the 
chapter, but guarantees their fullest support 



ine 



in rushing, financial campaigns, chapter ac- 
tivities, and even job placement. 

The chapter paper accomplishes two vitally 
important purposes — it serves to convince 
alumni the chapter is interested in them, and 
at the same time quickens alumni interest in 
the chapter by keeping them informed. 

At the present time your chapter may be 
riding high with a large pledge class, full 
house, little or no mortgage, and generally 
ranking tops on campus. But, like every 
other chapter, you are bound to have your 
lean years — unforeseen accidents, costly re- 
pairs, small pledge class, etc. It is then that 
you need your alumni. If you have kept them 
interested in the chapter, you'll find them 
quick to come to the rescue. 

A successful publication should be issued 
at least four times a year and at regular inter- 
vals, rather than just haphazard. One, or even 
two issues a year, fails to do an adequate 
job. 



iktee /^o56ikU GkaptQt J^ubllcatlon lupQ^ 

PRINT 




THE SIG EP INDIAN 




* By H. WILLIAM CUNNION 
Syracuse U. (N.V. Alpha) '40 

Experience has shown that 25 per cent of 
the total alumni change their address every 
year. Frequent issue, therefore, is essential 
in keeping an accurate, up-to-date alumni 
address file. It also applies one of selling's 
basic laws — the more frequent the contact, 
the better the results. Then, too, it allows 
for the use of more timely news and, there- 
fore, is more interesting. 

In planning release dates, the following 
issues are strongly recommended: Homecom- 
ing, or fall reunion issue; Christmas issue; 
February issue, when new pledges and initi- 
ates can be listed and second semester ac- 
tivities announced; and a spring issue, to 
encourage alumni to return for spring re- 
unions, such as "Moving-Up Day" at Syra- 
cuse University and "Gala Week" at Purdue. 
A fifth, or summer, issue does much in 
stimulating alumni support and co-operation 
in rushing. 

The most satisfactory chapter publication 
is four pages, about 8 by 10 inches in size, 
with three 12 em columns per page, and 
printed on 70-pound white enamel paper. 
Standard newspaper make-up is most com- 
mon, although some chapters use a Time 
magazine style, or so-called streamline styles. 

Essential to making a paper effective is a 
generous use of news about the alumni. Many 
chapters devote the entire back page to 
alumni briefs, i.e., short items of births, 
weddings, new positions, honors and awards. 



THE AUTHOR: A member of New York Al- 
pha Chapter, H. William Cunnion is a 1940 grad- 
uate of the School of Journalism at Syracuse Uni- 
versity and is notv employed as manager of the 
Columbus, Ohio, office of the Stewart Howe Alum- 
ni Service. 

While an undergraduate, he was assistant to 
the director of the University's Bureau of Public 
Information and was president of Sigma Delta 
Chi, national professional journalism fraternity, 
and vice-president of the Journalism Council. 

Cunnion hails from Glens Tails, N.Y., where he 
was a reporter on the morning newspaper for two 
years before his matriculation at Syracuse. He has 
also worked on the Middletown, N.Y., Times- 
Herald, and free-lanced for the Associated Press 
and United Press. 




H. WILLIAM CUNNION 

At least one feature story about an interest- 
ing or prominent alumnus should be in- 
cluded in each issue. 

Stories of undergraduate pranks and chap- 
ter jokes do not interest the alumni and 
should be avoided. Use, instead, items about 
chapter activities, brothers prominent in 
campus scholastic, political, and athletic 
circles, new pledges and initiates, honors 
and awards won by the chapter, and some 
general university news of alumni interest. 

Each issue should include at least two half- 
tone cuts, many of which may be secured 
from the Sig Ep Journal or from the uni- 
versity's publicity and alumni offices. Pictures 
of notable alumni, prominent undergradu- 
ates, chapter and pledge class groups. Home- 
coming decorations, and informal chapter 
shots are found to have most appeal. 

Government one-and-a-half cent stamped 
envelopes should be used in mailing the 
(Continued on page 182) 

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V 



tlL'SIG EP FOOTBALL TEAM FOR 1940 



By Traveling Secretary Charles H. Pulley 



A GREAT LINE that averages over 202 lbs. 
per man and a backfield that scored 143 
points among the four of them — that is the 
All Sigma Phi Epsilon Football Team for the 
1940 season. Over fifty players were nomi- 
nated for the outfit and at least that many 
more Sig Eps played varsity ball last fall but 
were not nominated by their chapters as 
candidates for the all-star team. 

The team was selected with the idea of 
choosing a squad that, if assembled, could 
actually play together as a smooth working 
winning gridiron machine. It was picked for 
the purpose of honoring those brothers who 



won fame for themselves and their fraternity 
on the gridirons of the country last fall. To 
Major Neyland's great University of Tennes- 
see Volunteers goes the lion's share of the 
honors including three first place berths and 
the captaincy of the squad. These three fine 
athletes played three years on a team that 
was undefeated in regular season competition 
and on three consecutive New Year's days 
played in the Orange Bowl, the Rose Bowl, 
and the Sugar Bowl classics. 

The squad is well-balanced and possesses 
everything a football team should have. The 
ends are rangy, fast, and both dangerous 




pass receivers. The tackles smart, smashing 
giants with a wonderful ability to diagnose 
plays. The guards are two of the scrappiest 
fighters you will ever meet, and the center is 
an aggressive great leader. The backfield also 
lives up to these standards. It possesses not 
one but three triple threat men and a brainy 
field general and place kicker. It has speed, 
size, power, deception and natural ability. 
Here brothers is your All-Sig Ep team for 
1940. 

The Ends — Three great Sig Ep ends stood 
out this year, and it was a hard job to select 
the best two, but Ed Cifers, Tennessee's great 
flank man, and Elmer Engle of Coach Zupp- 
ke's Fighting Illini get the call over Big Jack 
Lister of the Missouri Tigers because of 
greater experience and schedule. Cifers, one 
of the finest blockers in the country, is cred- 
ited by Major Neyland as being the big rea- 
son for many of the long runs by such 
backfield stars as Bob Foxx and Johnny But- 
ler. It was a real sight to see Cifers clearing 
the way of would-be tacklers. For two years 
in a row, he was given all-conference honors 
and this fall the Washington Redskins chose 
him over all the ends in the country in the 
National Football League draft. In addition 
to his great blocking he was a bulwark on 
the defense and a dangerous pass receiver. 
Elmer Engle was playing his first year at 
Illinois this fall but came forth as one of the 
top wingmen in the country. Fast and aggres- 
sive he was down under punts with the ball 
and time and again nailed the receivers in 
their tracks with vicious tackles. I saw him 
turn in a superb performance against Iowa 
when he consistently smashed through to 
stop the Hawkeye ball carriers for losses. Al- 
though only a sophomore, he received Ail- 
American honorable mention and several 
All-Big Ten second team awards. Paired with 





CAPT. SHIRES 

Cifers he gives the team a top flight pair of 

ends. 

The Tackles — There was a wealth of tackles 

in Sig-Epdom last fall and no less than ten 

vied for first team honors. Out of these, 

Marshall Shires of Tennessee stood out head 

and shoulders above the rest. 

"Abe" as they call this young giant down 
Knoxville way made a name for himself with 
his fierce tackling and deadly blocking. He 
possessed an uncanny ability of diagnosing 
the opponents' plays and broke them up be- 
fore they even got started. Major Neyland, 
coach of the mighty Tennessee team calls 
Abe "the perfect tackle." Although Shires 
was chosen as All-Conference twice in a row 
his greatest honor came when the coaches of 
the country selected him in their All-Ameri- 
can team. He also was named to several other 
All-American teams and so to this great ath- 
lete who was alternate captain of the Volun- 
teer squad goes the captaincy of our 1940 
All-Sig Ep team. Abe Shires — -great tackle, 
great leader, great guy. 

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SIGMA PHI EPSILON JOURNAL 







FIRST TEAM 








Position 


Player 


School 


Wt. 


Ht. 


Class 


End 


Ed Cifers 


Tennessee 


219 


6'2" 


Sen. 


Tackle 


John Moore 


Utah State 


245 


6'3" 


Jun. 


Guard 


Ross Anderson 


Iowa 


180 


5' 10" 


Soph. 


Center 


Norbert Ackerman 


Tennessee 


190 


6'0" 


Sen. 


Guard 


Mike Fitigerald* 


Missouri 


213 


5' 10" 


Soph. 


Tackle 


Marshall Shires (Capt.) 


Tennessee 


212 


6'2" 


Sen. 


End 


Elmer Engle 


Illinois 


190 


6'0" 


Soph. 


Quarterback 


James McCarthy 


Illinois 


180 


6'l" 


Soph. 


Left Half 


Tony Gallovich 


Wake Forest 


170 


5'9" 


Sen. 


Right Half 


Leon Eastlack* 


Colorado State 


175 


5'll" 


Jun. 


Fullback 


John Petty* 


Purdue 


215 


6'l" 


Sen. 



* No photographs 

There was a real race for the other tackle 
post, but Big John Moore of Utah State gets 
the call because of his size and splendid rec- 
ord. Voted as most valuable man to his team, 
he also won All-Conference honors. Despite 
his size, he was fast and almost impossible 
to take out of a play. Although only a junior 
he has already had several offers from profes- 
sional teams. With Shires and Moore holding 
down the tackles, the Sig Ep team has a 
couple of world beaters. 
The Guards — ^The first team guards are a 
couple of boys that you are going to hear a 
lot of in the future. They are sophomores, 
smart, fast and made to order for this team. 
Mike Fitzgerald, a St. Louis Irishman, loves 
a hard bruising game and plays it just that 
way. Against Nebraska, his assignment was 
to stop Warren Alfson, Ail-American guard, 
and Mike more than held his own with the 
Husker star. He is stocky, stronger than an 
ox, and possesses a fighting heart. 

When Iowa opened its season it had four 
letter men back at guard. Prospects for Ross 
Anderson were not bright but by mid-season 
he had dethroned the letter men and was 
No. 1 guard on the team. He averaged 58 
minutes of play against Nebraska, Notre 
Dame, and Illinois. Consistently he went 
through, over, or under the highly touted 
Nebraska line to stop the backs in their 
tracks. Against Notre Dame he reached even 
greater heights when the Hawkeyes upset the 
Irish 7-0. Ross kept smashing through and 
hitting the Irish backs with bone crushing 



tackles until at last Milt Peipul fumbled. 
That was the break Iowa was waiting for and 
with Anderson cutting down the tacklers they 
marched to victory from there. "Rip" made 
the Big Ten All-Sophomore team and won 
high praises from the Chicago newspapers. 
Anderson and Fitzgerald give the team a 
really sweet pair of guards. 
Center — Another great Tennessee player 
holds down the pivot post on this dream 
team. He is Norbert Ackerman, center and 
captain of the Volunteers. His coach acclaims 
him as the most inspirational leader that ever 
wore a Tennessee uniform. All his team 
mates looked up to Ack and recognized him 
as a real leader. Ack is tall, rangy, and pos- 
sesses an uncanny ability. He moved like a 
cat and was in on every play. Add to this his 
fierce tackling, his superb blocking, and his 
great spirit and you will understand why he 
won All-Southeastern honors. 
The Backfleld — The quarterback position of- 
fered many difficulties for although there 
were 24 backfield nominees, there were few 
outstanding quarterbacks. James McCarthy 
of Illinois beat out Irving Hayden of Kansas 
for the berth. Red is a hard working smart 
player, and a great place kicker. In addition 
to his accurate passing he was a consistent 
ground gainer and brainy field general. 

Left Half — You couldn't keep Tony Gal- 
lovich off the all-star team. Even his oppo- 
nents wrote in urging his selection. Tony, the 
smallest man on the team, was picked on every 
all-opponent team as well as the Associated 



SIGMA PHI EPSILON JOURNAL 



Press All-Southern team. He was extremely 
fast and a great broken field runner and was 
the nation's leading ground gainer in 1939. 
This year he led the conference in scoring 
and was fifth high scorer in the country. He 
also was voted as most valuable man on the 
team. He did all his team's passing and punt- 
ing. After the season closed, Galloping Gal- 
lovich was invited to participate in the annual 
North-South game on New Year's day at 
Montgomery, Alabama. He accepted and 
made the southerners' first touchdown. The 
Cleveland Rams picked him in the National 
League draft. 

Right Half — As Gallovich's running mate 
we have Leon "Red" Eastlack of Colorado 
State. Like Tony, Red is a triple threat man 
and dangerous from any position in the field. 
He is a driving runner and a fine blocker. 
Many times Eastlack goes out and snags a 
pass just as proof of his versatility. 

Fullback — One of the best fullbacks of 
the past season was John Petty of Purdue. 
Out Indiana way they call him "the perfect 
fullback" and rate him with Jarrin' John 
Kimbrough. I saw Petty in two Big Ten 
games last fall and he does everything but 
sell concessions in the stands. He crashes the 
line like a pile driver and once through he 
keeps right on going. He tackles like fly 
paper, runs the ends better than most half- 
backs, kicks off, kicks extra points, calls the 
plays, blocks like a demon, passes and snags 





SECOND TEAM 


Ends 


Jack Lister Missouri 




Charles Pearman Carroll 


Tackles 


William Dedrick Norwich 




John Lentz Colorado 


Guards 


Larry Mancini Colorado State 




Ray Paquette Norwich 


Center 


Tex Williams Alabama Poly 


Quarter 


Irving Hayden Kansas 


Halves 


Gene Fair Kansas State 




Paul Anderson Purdue 


Fullback 


Walter Bergman Colorado State 


HONORABLE MENTION — Demming. | 


Carroll; 


Merrill, Utah State; Sloop. Baker; 


Moberg, 


Randolph-Macon; Loti. Worcester; 


Wilson, Baker; Gross, Colo. St.; Murphy, Colo. | 


St.; Atk 


nson, Worcester; Elkins, Colo. St.; 


Edwards. 


Colo. St.; Seymour. Baker; Rice, 


Norwich 


Scott. Worcester; Dent. Colo. St. 



passes. He is a great punter and possesses 
one of the most perfect and powerful 
physiques in the business. John is big and his 
muscles are like coiled steel. There you have 
the many reasons they call him "the perfect 
player." 

"There you have the All-Sig Ep dream team 
for 1940, and we are convinced that there is 
not a finer fraternity team in the country than 
this one. It's not just a team that looks good 
on paper, but one that possesses everything a 
real team should have and one that could play 
superbly together. It has power, speed, size, 
brains, and spirit. That is an unbeatable com- 
bination. 



Skitleu J^ottet 



(Continued from page 175) 



paid by tips and salary earned by soothing 
the ears of local tavern goers. Be it the 
tavern trade or the musical upper-crust Shir- 
ley Porter can and does play the music they 
like and in exactly the way the composer 
planned it. Shirley knows what the composers 
planned for their music for he's one himself. 
He's turned out several numbers, two of 
them destined to be popular — one accepted 
and soon to be introduced by Tommy Dor- 
sey on the airwaves. 

Composition is the field that Shirley hopes 



to enter and he's qualified, according to the 
experts who have examined his music and 
heard it played. 

Academics are another field subject to the 
talents of this Iowa Sig Ep. Porter was 
elected to Phi Beta Kappa last fall and was 
informed by the University of Iowa officials 
that he might graduate in February rather 
than June. In three and one-half years he 
had earned enough credits to graduate from 
the University ahead of schedule by virtue 
of honor credits awarded for exceptionally 



SIGMA PHI EPSILON JOURNAL 



McGinness Appointed to Board 
of Trustees of Endowment Fund 




S. W. McGINNESS 

He is currently serving 



SAMUEL W. McGinness, Westminster (Pa. Lambda), '01, 
has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Sigma 
Phi Epsilon Endowment Fund. 

The Executive Committee could hardly have found a 
member whose qualifications are more ideal for the posi- 
tion of Endowment Fund Trustee than those of Brother 
McGinness who is a prominent Pittsburgh attorney who, 
for the ten years preceding its merger with Sigma Phi Epsi- 
lon in 1938, was Arch Master of Theta Upsilon Omega. 

Brother McGinness was graduated from Westminster in 
1901 and from the Law Department of the University of 
Pittsburgh in 1909. 

In addition to occupying a notable position in Pittsburgh 
legal circles he has long taken an active part in affairs civic 
and fraternal in Pittsburgh, 
as a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon's Ritual Revision Committee. 



high scholastic standing. 

Shirley Porter just recently donned the 
cap and gown, received his degree, and then 
went back to classes for more schooling. 
Sigma Phi Epsilon is glad that he's still in 
school to add his part to the success of Iowa 
Gamma, but when he does leave to go after 
further victories in the sighted world, Iowa 
U's sightless Sig Ep will undoubtedly ac- 
complish even greater things. 

THE PUBLICATION . . . 
Chapter Lifeline 

(Continued from page 177) 

publication, and can be made attractive by 
having a line cut of the chapter house or the 
crest printed on them in the fraternity's 
colors. 

To insure correctness in your address files, 
a printed guarantee to pay return and for- 
warding postage should appear on the en- 
velopes. The post office will then inform you 
of all changes of address and return those 
with incorrect addresses. 

Let those chapters which feel their budgets 
cannot stand the added expense a publication 



would incur, look at it in dollars and cents 
value. In the first place, it is not an expense 
but an investment which undeniably insures 
considerably greater returns in alumni solici- 
tations. Selling and advertising experts will 
tell you that any campaign will be a great 
deal more successful if preliminary efforts 
are made at building up interest and enthusi- 
asm. 

If greater alumni co-operation in rushing 
will give you just one additional pledge each 
year, that extra, marginal income will be 
more than sufficient to meet the cost of the 
publications for that year. 

One of the largest chapters in our own 
fraternity, Illinois Alpha (University of Illi- 
nois) , has for a number of years issued The 
Sig Ep India)!, a publication which closely 
resembles the type discussed here. It fre- 
quently has six pages and always succeeds in 
being informative, attractive, and interesting. 

Notice, if you will, that the strongest 
chapters on your campus, or any campus, are 
those with the strongest alumni support and 
co-operation. And, almost invariably you will 
find that those chapters issue chapter publica- 
tions regularly. 



BENJAMIN 
HOBSON 
FRAYSER 

MemotlaL 
■Owatd 



I HE CUSTODY of this handsome plaque 
— the Benjamin Hobson Frayser Memo- 
rial Award — will be awarded each year 
to the undergraduate chapter which 
issues the most meritorious chapter pub- 
lication during the year. 




I HE AWARD was established as a memorial to Sigma Phi Epsilon's late Military 
Historian Benjamin Hobson Frayser, University of Tennessee (Tennessee Alpha) * 
by his mother, Mrs. Anne Rebecca Finch Frayser, of Norfolk, Virginia. 



I HE AWARD for the session 1940-41 will be made in May with announcement of 
the winner in the September Journal. 

* Journal, February 1939, pp. I67ff. 

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LEFT: Pledges William Weisel 
and William Glidden (Pledge 
President) are reminded by 
Traveling Secretary Charles H. 
Pulley that there is ritualistic 
significance to each item in the 
fraternity crest. 



*Ncw Chapter Installed 
at Carroll College, De- 
cember 13-14. 1940 



l4/t5con5in Qamma -Odd^d to Molt 



SIGMA Phi Epsilon faces the fraternity 
world stronger in numbers and richer 
in tradition by virtue of the absorption of 
Carroll College's twenty-eight year old Gam- 
ma Phi Delta as Wisconsin Gamma of Sigma 
Phi Epsilon on December 13-14, 1940. 

Installation 

The festivities were opened at 9 a.m. on 
Friday, December 13, with a reception at the 
chapter house at 130 McCall St. in Waukesha. 
There were visiting delegates from Iowa Al- 
pha, Wisconsin Beta, Wisconsin Alpha, 
Minnesota Alpha, Twin Cities Alumni, Mil- 
waukee Alumni and Chicago Alumni chap- 
ters present. The pledges and actives of 
Gamma Phi Delta received their brothers-to- 
be at this time and made them really feel 
welcome to the Carroll campus. 

The Initiation Ritual was presented by a 
degree team consisting of: District Governor 
Robert Eichorst; Assistant to the Grand 
Secretary Mark D. Wilkins ; Traveling Secre- 
tary Charles H. Pulley; William Bauman, 
Wisconsin Beta; George Bowers, Minnesota 
Alpha; Dale Burkett, Iowa Alpha; Arch 
Messer, Iowa Alpha ; and Charles Hackbarth, 
Wisconsin Beta. 

Initiation for the undergraduate members 
began at 10 a.m. and continued until 12:30 

[1841 



P.M. at which time a buffet luncheon was 
served at the chapter house. By the time the 
initiations were resumed at 1:30 nearly all 
the visiting delegations had arrived. The 
afternoon ceremony continued until 6:30 P.M. 

The formal installation banquet was held 
in the main lounge of the Avalon Hotel at 
8 P.M. The room and the tables were attrac- 
tively decorated with violets and roses and 
the insignias of Sigma Phi Epsilon and 
Gamma Phi Delta. The main speakers of the 
evening were Carroll College's new president, 
Dr. G. T. Vander Lugt who made one of the 
finest fraternity speeches you ever heard* 
and Past Grand President of Sigma Phi Eps 
Ion Albert Dippold, New York Beta, who 
replied to Dr. Vander Lugt's address with a 
fine message full of advice and philosophy for 
the undergraduates. Dr. Ralph S. Nanz, dean 
of men at Carroll College, and newly ini- 
tiated into Sigma Phi Epsilon, officiated as 
toastmaster. Before the closing of the ban- 
quet the new chapter was presented with sev- 
eral beautiful installation gifts by the visiting 
chapters. William Johnston, first president of 
Wisconsin Gamma, received the gifts on be- 
half of the new brothers in Sig Ep. 

After the banquet most of the delegates 
and hosts went off to a stag party where 



■S 1 



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every one got well acquainted and 
the Sig Ep cup of good fellowship 
was full to the brim with good 
feeling and fraternalism. 

Most of the alumni members of 
Gamma Phi Delta and Sigma Phi 
Epsilon arrived Saturday morning 
and a reception for these guests was 
held at the chapter house at 9 a.m. 
Initiation of the undergraduates 
was completed in the morning and 
by noon several of the alumni 
candidates had been inducted. A 
buffet luncheon was served at the 
chapter house at 2 P.M. and at 3 
o'clock a model initiation was held 
in the Music Room of Carroll Col- 
lege. The ceremony was witnessed 
by a hundred members of the fra- 
ternity. 

The final event was the formal 
initiation dance in Carroll gym in 
the evening which was attended by 
over a hundred and fifty members 
and guests. The gym was decorated 
appropriately with the insignias of 
Gamma Phi Delta and Sigma Phi 
Epsilon. 

From the beginning to the end 
the installation week-end was an 
inspiring experience. Sigma Phi 
Epsilon is proud of its newest 
chapter, Wisconsin Gamma. 

(Continued) — > 



READING CLOCKWISE: Wisconsin Gam- 
ma chapter house, 130 McCall St., 
Waukesha, Wis. Carroll's Main Hall. 
View of formal ball, climax to installation 
ceremonies. Newly-initiated Dean of 
Men Dr. Ralph S. Nam sisns chapter 
guest book (1. to r.) Chapter President 
William Johnston, Dean Nanz, Comptroller 
Armond Riopelle, Secretary Ted Renner. 





HtUjj 4jiitotie5 ofj 
Qamnta J^ki "^eLta 
and (?attoU ^oUe^e 
GAMMA PHI DELTA 

AFTER much preliminary interviewing and 
contacting of men during the fall of 1912, 
the first formal meeting of Gamma Phi Delta 
was held on Monday, December 2, 1912, at 
7 P.M. in the Philomathean Literary Society 
Room of the Rankin Hall of Science. The 
meeting was called to order by Royden Laing, 
who was elected president, the fraternity col- 
ors of red and white were selected, and a 
committee was appointed to decide on a fra- 
ternity badge. 

The name, Gamma Phi Delta, was selected 
in a most haphazard fashion. Since none of 
the fellows were students of Greek, it is 
doubtful that they seriously considered what 
Greek letters to select. In the discussion 
which occurred several of the men had 
friends who were members of Phi Gamma 
Delta, so it was decided that transposing the 
first two letters, to avoid the appearance of 
piracy, gave a well-sounding name. Gamma 
Phi Delta. The fraternity's seal, "sister pin" 
and pledge pin were designed and accepted 
in December of 1913. 

Prompt action was taken to secure a house 
in which to lodge sixteen or seventeen of the 
twenty-five charter members. Each man un- 
dertook, with his roommates, to be responsi- 
ble for the furnishing of his own bedroom. 
The members from Waukesha provided the 
furniture for the living rooms. It was soon 
discovered that the pipes of the antiquated 
hot air system were rusted out in many spots 
and were repaired by covering the holes with 
shingles tied on with string or shoe laces. 
There was a shortage of fuel at times and the 
shingles were used in the fireplaces. One day 
a frigid brother went so far as to break up 
an old rocker and burn it. 

During the summer of 1915 it was found 
that the fraternity now had enough money 
to get a new house. The fraternity, in the fall 
of that year, moved to a very comfortable, 



SIGMA PHI EPSILON JOURNAL 

although less commodious, home nearer the 
college. 

During the war years (1917-1919) there 
were grave doubts that the fraternity could 
continue to exist. The Student Army Train- 
ing Corps housed all of the male students of 
the college in a hotel-barracks, where meet- 
ings or any other fraternal activities were al- 
most impossible. Robert Riegel, now profes- 
sor of History at Dartmouth College, was 
president of the fraternity at this time, and 
under his leadership Gamma Phi Delta con- 
tinued in spite of the effect of the S.A.T.C 

Gamma Phi Delta's service flag has forty- 
one blue stars and one gold star sewed on it. 
The gold star is a memorial to Ensign Lloyd 
A. Perry, who, it is reported, was the first 
United States seaplane pilot killed in the 
war. 

The first edition of The Triangle, quarterly 
publication of Gamma Phi Delta, was printed 
in April, 1919. It was also in April of 1919 
that pledge work was started. 

In the Fall of 1923 Gamma Phi Delta 
purchased the present chapter house at 130 
McCall Street for $12,000. On April 11, 
1924, the Gamma Phi Delta House Corpora- 
tion was incorporated by the State of Wis- 
consin. In December, 1937, Gamma Phi 
Delta published a history of the fraternity 
in honor of its silver anniversary. 

Sometime during the year of 1936 the fra- 
ternity started to consider nationalization. Be- 
cause of personal friendships with other 
Wisconsin Sig Eps and a realization of the 
high standards and progressive program of 
Sigma Phi Epsilon, the chapter unanimously 
voted to approach the fraternity. The last 
meeting of Gamma Phi Delta was held on 
December 11, 1940. 

CARROLL COLLEGE 

As EARLY as 1840, in the village of Prairie- 
, ville, Milwaukee County, sturdy pioneers 
laid the foundation of Carroll College by 
establishing Prairieville Academy. Later 
Prairieville became Waukesha; that portion 
of Milwaukee County became Waukesha 
County, and the territory became the State 
of Wisconsin, Carroll College replaced 



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Prairieville Academy by an Act of Incorpora- 
tion dated January 31, 1846, and was named 
in honor of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a 
signer of the Declaration of Independence 
and a personal friend of George Washing- 
ton. 

As evidence of the desire on the part of 
these pioneers to reproduce the intellectual 
and religious culture which they had cher- 
ished in their homes in New England and 
New York, the new institution represented 
the purpose of establishing and promoting, in 
a land of opportunity, the ideals of Christian 
education and culture. Such purpose it has 
continued to maintain and stress. Intimately 
associated with the Presbyterian Church, the 
College has been liberally and generously 
sustained by the Church and by generous in- 
dividual donors. Several Christian denomina- 
tions are represented in the Board of Trustees 
and in the faculty. Students of all denomina- 
tions find a friendly and congenial atmos- 
phere. 

A two-story stone building for academy 
purposes was begun in 1840 and completed 
in 1841, and was said to be the first struc- 
ture wholly of stone erected in Wisconsin. 
It was located on what is now known as Wis- 
consin Avenue, directly west of Cutler Park. 

The first recorded meeting of the stock- 
holders was held on January 1, 1844, when 
a Board of Trustees was elected, with the 
following officers: Peter N. Cushman, presi- 
dent ; Alexander W. Randall, secretary ; Mor- 
ris D. Cutler, treasurer; Barzillai Douglass, 
collector. 

From the close of the Civil War until 
1904, Carroll College endured many hard- 
ships. In 1903 the Wisconsin Synod of the 
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. resolved 
to expand the College so that it would attain 
its rightful place in the Educational World. 
From that date until the present the College 
has had a steady growth. Student registrations 
have annually increased ; buildings have been 
erected and facilities extended ; substantial 
additions have been made to the endowment 
funds and other available resources. Today 




CARROLL COLLEGE GYMNASIUM 

Carroll College is recognized as a leader both 
among the liberal arts colleges in the North 
Central area and among the colleges associ- 
ated and affiliated with the Presbyterian 
Church. 

The students and faculty of Carroll Col- 
lege enjoy the advantages of proximity to 
Milwaukee, long a patron city of the arts. 
The Layton School of Art, with which the 
College is affiliated, has its own gallery; the 
Art Institute offers numerous programs and 
exhibits. Frequent dramatic performances are 
given in the theatres of the city. Operatic 
productions during the year, several Fine 
Artists' Series, and semi-monthly concerts of 
the Chicago Symphony Orchestra invite the 
interest of music lovers. 

Carroll College is accredited by the As- 
sociation of American Universities, and the 
North Central Association of Colleges and 
Secondary Schools, with full recognition by 
the Wisconsin State Department of Public 
Instruction, and the University of Wiscon- 
sin. The College maintains membership in 
the Association of American Colleges, the 
American Council on Education, the Presby- 
terian College Union, and the National Con- 
ference of Church-Related Colleges. It is on 
the list of the Carnegie Foundation to partici- 
pate in the Carnegie Retirement Plan. Alumnae 
of Carroll College are admitted to national 
membership in the American Association of 
University Women. 



A FISHING TRIP 



•J. A. Clark, U. of Colorado 
(Colo, Alpha) Survives Car- 
ibbean Ship Wreck 



Tltat ^ndcd in liaaQdu 



HELPLESSLY afloat for more than forty 
hours in the Gulf of Paria's barracuda- 
infested waters, barely kept up by life jackets 
and an improvised raft, tossed by sudden 
storms and scorched by the tropical sun, see- 
ing rescue planes and ships pass them by, 
forced to watch one of their number, over- 
come by exhaustion, disappear beneath the 
surface — that was the harrowing experience 
of five employees of Standard Oil Company 
of Venezuela and Lago Petroleum Corpora- 
tion. 

The tragedy climaxed what started out as a 
routine inspection tour. The trip was ar- 
ranged by J. A. Clark [U. of Colorado 
(Colo. Alpha)], Standard of Venezuela 
manager at Caripito, who invited Loren F. 
Kahle, C. E. Potter, D. C. Bowles, G. F. 
Colvin and Dr. Manuel Guadalajara, Gov- 
ernment Inspector for Petroleum for the State 

Reprinted from The Lamp, December, 1940. 



of Monagas, to go along. Leaving Caripito 
after midnight on the 200-ton Caripheno, 
the party arrived at Guiria early in the morn- 
ing, looked over the properties there, and 
shortly after noon sailed for Pedernales. After 
lunch the next day the party left for the fa- 
mous Soldado Rock and a few hours of fish- 
ing before dark. John M. Pinkerton, super- 
intendent at Pedernales, planned to join the 
Caripitefjo at the Rock at about 6 p.m. and 
go on with her to Caripito. 

About 1:30 p.m. the vessel dropped an- 
chor some 300 feet north of Soldado Rock 
and Mr. Clark's party, in a shallow-draft 
launch, went in closer to fish. At approxi- 
mately 4 P.M. the launch moved to the south 
side of the Rock, out of sight of the Cart- 
pi tef20. Darkness fell, and those on the larger 
boat, knowing the treacherous reefs that sur- 
round the Rock, became alarmed when the 
launch failed to return. 




J. A. CLARK, Colorado Alpha (arrow) Standard of Venezuela 
Manaser at Caripito, Venezuela 



SIGMA PHI EPSILON JOURNAL 



B B e A 



SEA 




MAP of the Gulf of Paria, showing Soldado Rock off the lower tip of Trinidad, and 
with star indicating where the men were picked up. 



At 6 P.M. the Standard launch No. 22 ar- 
rived from Pedernales with Mr. Pinkerton. 
On learning what had happened, he imme- 
diately put out in the launch and circled the 
Rock, but without sighting the missing men 
in the dark. Then he sped to Guiria to organ- 
ize a searching party. 

What actually happened at Soldado Rock 
is best told by terse excerpts from Mr. Clark's 
report. 

" — our boat hit a submerged rock. We 
were soon washed off the reef by the incom- 
ing tide and the launch sank, except for about 
a foot of the bow held afloat by a small, air- 
tight tank. Things happened rather quickly 
but we were able to put on life jackets and 
rescue some of the sea cushions which floated. 
These we tied together and fastened to the 
bow of the boat. We drifted in clear view of 
the Caripiteno but they could not see us in 
the gathering darkness." 

It must be remembered that the reefs held 
the larger vessel beyond hailing distance and 
that the heads of the men were all that 
showed about the surface. 



At dawn on the following day both com- 
pany airplanes took off and cruised endlessly 
back and forth across the Gulf. Permission 
was sought and immediately granted for 
them to fly over Trinidad waters. And before 
long more than ten surface craft, including 
government launches and the company ship 
Carmen from Caripito, had joined the search. 
Curiaras, those tricky canoes made from hol- 
lowed out logs, hunted through the tangled 
mangrove swamps that border the Gulf and 
lookouts were maintained along the shores 
where setting currents were known to spend 
themselves. But the day passed without sight 
of the missing men. 

The shipwrecked party, according to Mr. 
Clark, drifted all that first night, singing to 
keep their spirits up as they clung to the seat 
cushions and tried not to think of the barra- 
cudas. 

By noon the next day, in Mr. Clark's 

words, they were "probably 10 or 12 miles 

from the Rock and in the grip of the strong 

current which flows steadily towards Guiria. 

(Continued on page 19V 



WILLIAM A. HANLEY 



Elected }^te6ident 
•(intetican SociQiu off 
MQckanlcal 2nalnQQt5 



WILLIAM A. HANLEy 



WILLIAM A. Hanley, Purdue (Ind. Al- 
pha) '11, was elected president of the 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 
largest and most influential of American en- 
gineering societies, at the organization's 
annual meeting in December. 

Hanley, who is a director and head of 
the engineering division of the Eli Lilly and 
Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, has for a 
number of years been closely identified with 
the affairs of the A.S.M.E. "Three years after 
joining the Society he became one of the 
organizers and the first secretary of the Cen- 
tral Indiana section. In 1919, the local mem- 
bers elected him chairman of the section. In 
1920 he was appointed one of the A.S.M.E. 
representatives on the American Engineering 
Council. From 1922 to 1927, he served on 
the committee on local sections and, from 
1933 to 1938, on the committee on relations 
with colleges. Starting in 1927, he was 
elected to a three-year term as manager of 
the Society and, in 1930, to a two-year term 
as vice president. He has also served the So- 

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ciety as a member of the Special Committee 
on Junior Participation, Special Committee 
on Relationship of Society to Accrediting 
Program, and Committee on Medals. 

He was born in Greencastle, Indiana, in 
1886. He was a student at St. Joseph's Col- 
lege, Rensselaer, Indiana, from 1901-02 and 
1907-08, after which he matriculated at Pur- 
due University from which he was graduated 
with the degree of Bachelor of Science in 
Engineering in 191 1. Twenty-six years later 
(1937) his alma mater conferred on him the 
honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering 
with the citation: 

In recognition of high achievement as an 
engineer and as a designer of special ma- 
chinery; in appreciation of devoted service 
and humane qualities. 

In December, 1940, he was appointed a 
member of the Purdue Board of Trustees. 

For a number of years Doctor Hanley has 
contributed to the technical press a number 
of articles on both engineering and economic 
subjects. 

He is a past-president of the Indiana En- 
gineering Society, a member of Tau Beta Pi, 
a member of the Newcomen Society of Eng- 
land and a fellow of the American Associa- 
tion for the Advancement of Science. He is 
also a councilor of the Purdue Research 
Foundation, a director of the Indianapolis 
Smoke Abatement League, a Trustee of the 
Park School of Indianapolis, and of the 
Associated Catholic Charities of Indianapolis. 



SIGMA PHI EPSILON JOURNAL 



191 



His club memberships include: Columbia, 
Athenaeum, and Highland Golf and Coun- 

His service to Sigma Phi Epsilon has been 
long and varied. He was chapter president of 
Indiana Alpha in 1911, his senior year. From 
its organization, in 1916 to 1940, he was 
president of Indiana Alpha's Alumni Board. 
For some fifteen years he was the then coun- 
terpart of district governor for the chapters in 
what was then District number three. For ten 
years previous to 1939 he was one of the 
trustees of the National Headquarters Cor- 
poration. In that year he relinquished this 



position to become one of the trustees of 
the Endowment Fund. He is, perhaps, best 
known, however, both in Sigma Phi Epsilon 
and in the fraternity world, for being co- 
author with Charles S. Becker and Claus H. 
Best of the now-famous-Purdue-become Sig- 
ma Phi Epsilon Plan of Finance. 

Doctor Hanley married Irma McGrath, of 
Lafayette, Indiana, in 1914. There are two 
Hanley daughters— Jean Marie and Louise 
Helen; and two Hanley sons — William An- 
drew and Robert Edward. The Hanley home 
is at 4050 Washington Boulevard, Indian- 
apolis. 



7uAt 



una I tip 

(Continued from page 189) 



We saw a number of boats as well as a plane 
but, unfortunately, they did not sight us. By 
dark, heavy storm clouds covered the sky and 
the sea became increasingly rough. Our raft 
of cushions broke up, one section drifting off 
with Dr. Guadalajara and George Colvin. 
During the day Dr. Guadalajara rapidly lost 
strength and by dark was very weak. We 
placed him and George Colvin, who had been 
sick, on top of the cushions. 

"As the hours wore on Dr. Guadalajara 
became weaker and weaker and we had great 
trouble in keeping him on the raft. Once he 
slipped of? and drifted 15 or 20 feet away 
before anyone could aid him. Mr. Kahle 
swam over and brought him back. A second 
time he drifted away and even as Mr. Kahle 
started after him, he disappeared. We never 
saw him again." 

Just before 9 a.m. on the third day a 
launch from the government cutter Aduana 
at Guiria picked up a piece of wood which 



one of the S.O.V. men on board identified as 
part of the missing launch. The pilot cleverly 
estimated the direction from which it had 
floated, allowed for the drift and laid his 
course accordingly. His calculations were per- 
fect and half an hour later the five men were 
picked out of the water some 20 miles south 
of Guiria. AH were terribly weak and suffer- 
ing from sunburn and thirst, but rest and 
hospital care restored their strength. 

Despite the efforts of more than 100 per- 
sons and the use of planes, launches, curiaras 
and the tanker Esso Caracas, the body of Dr. 
Guadalajara has not been recovered up to 
this writing. His loss is a real blow to many 
Americans in the United States as well as in 
his native land, for Dr. Guadalajara had 
studied petroleum engineering at Tulsa, Ok- 
lahoma, had married an American girl and 
had lived for some time in the States. 

Story courtesy Dr. William S. Hoff- 
meister, U. of Maryland (Md. Alpha) . 



SENATOR WILEY INITIATED 

(Continued from page 171) 



Bank. His memberships include: National 
Bar Association, Wisconsin Alumni Associa- 
tion, Masonic Order (K.T., 32 degrees), 
Elks, K. of P., S.A.F., United Commercial 
Travelers, Sons of Norway, Moose, Kiwanis. 



He married Miss May Jenkins in 1909. 
There are four children: Elizabeth May, 
Marshal Alexander (Wisconsin Alpha), 
Rose Mary (Mrs. Philip D. Bradley, Jr.), 
Winifred Jean (Mrs. Harold Wilde). 




l^ £~p5 



m 



WHO 




EDWARD PERCY GATES 



[George Washington U. (D. of C. Alpha)] Travel 
adviser; b. Fulton, Kan., June 21, 1886; s. Charles 
Joseph and Ella (Wickershamj G.; grad. Central 
High Sch., Washington, D.C., 1904; A.B., George 
Washington U., 1908, LLB., 1910; m. Estella Jor- 
gensen, of Chicago, III., Jan. 10, 1914; I son, 
Charles Edward. Field sec. III. Christian Endeavor 
Union, 1911-20; Gen. Sec. International Soc. 
Christian Endeavor, 1920-31; also sec. World's 
Christian Endeavor Union; adviser in Am. and 
foreign travel since Jan. I, 1931. Chnnn. Belmont 
Sch. Com. Mem. bar of D.C., Delta Sigma Rho, 
Sigma Phi Epsilon. Baptist. Mason. Home: 12 Alma 
Ave., Belmont, Mass. 



COLEMAN ROBERTS GRIFFITH 

[University of Illinois (III. Alpha)] Prof. Ednl. 
psychology; b. Guthrie Center, Iowa, May 22, 
1893; s. George William and May Elizabeth 
(Fowler) G.; A.B., Greenville (III.) Coll., 1915; 
Ph.D., U. of III., 1920; student U. of Berlin. 1926- 
27; m. Mary Louise Coleman, of Evansville, Wis., 
Dec. 25, 1916; I son, Wayland Coleman. Instr. 
Greenville Coll., 1915-16; asst. in psychology. Uni- 
versity of III., 1916-20, asst. prof., 1922, asso. prof, 
educational psychology, 1928-34, prof, of educa- 
tion since 1934, also director of research in ath- 
letics, 1928-32, and dir. bur. institutional research 
since 1932. Fellow John Simon Guggenheim 
Memorial Foundation, 1926-27. Mem. A.A.A.S., 
III. Acad, of Science, Am. Psychol. Assn., Am. 
Philos. Assn., Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta 
Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Omega 
Beta Pi. Methodist. Clubs: University, Golf and 
Country (Urbana), Chaos (Chicago). Author: An 
Historical Survey of Vestibular Equilibration, 1922; 
General Introduction to Psychology, 1923, 28; Psy- 
chology of Coaching, 1926; Psychology and Ath- 
letics, 1928; Introduction to Educational Psychol- 
ogy, 1935; An Introduction to Applied Psychology, 
1934; Psychology Applied to Teaching and Learn- 
ing, 1939. Contbr. numerous psycholo. articles. 
Home: 306 W. Florida Ave., Urbana, III 

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VHO IN AMERICA [^-•^i 




REUBEN GILBERT GUSTAVSON 

[University of Denver (Colo. Beta)] Prof. Chem- 
istry; b. Denver, Colo., Apr. 6, 1892; s. James and 
Hildegard Charlotte (Silen) G.; A.B., U. of Den- 
ver, 1916, A.M., 1917; Ph.D., U. of Chicago, 1925; 
m. Edna Marie Carlson, of Denver, June 15, 1918; 
children — Charlotte Marie, Russell Gilbert. Instr. in 
chemistry, Colo. Agrl. Coll. 1917-18, asst. prof., 
1918-19, asso. prof., 1919-20; asst. prof., U. of 
Denver, 1920-21, asso. prof., 1921-27, prof. 1927- 
37; prof, chemistry and chmn. dept., U. of Colo., 
since 1937; visiting prof., U. of Chicago, 1929-30. 
Mem. Am. Chem. Soc, Soc. for Study Internal 
Secretions, Svensk Kemist Samfundet, Sigma Xi, 
Phi Sigma, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Sigma Phi Epsi- 
lon. Clubs: Teknik, Cactus. Contbr. to Jour. Am. 
Chem. Soc, Jour. Am. Med. Assn. Home: 81 I 15th 
St.. Boulder, Colo. 




MARCELLUS HENRY STOW 

[Cornell University (N.Y. Beta)] Prof, of geology; 
b. Washington, D.C., May 19, 1902; s. James War- 
ren and Lizzie R. (Miller) S.; A.B., Cornell U., 
1926, A.M., 1927, Ph.D., 1931; m. Grace Wilhel- 
mina Hammond, July I, 1932. Asst. in geology, 
Cornell U., 1924-26, instr., 1926-27; asst. prof, 
geology, Washington and Lee Univ., 1927-34, asso. 
prof, and acting head dept. geol., 1934-37, prof, 
and head dept. since 1937; with U. S. Geol. Sur- 
vey, summers 1923, 24, 26; Lehigh Valley Coal Co., 
summer 1925; asst. prof, geology, Cornell U., sum- 
mers 1929-31; field geology and research Yellow- 
stone-Bighorn Research Assn., summers since 1933. 
Awarded scholarship, Geology dept., Cornell U., 
1930-31. Fellow Geol. Soc. America, A.A.A.S.; 



ALBION GUILFORD TAYLOR 

[College of William & Mary (Va. Delta— Inactive) ] 
Prof, economics; b. Potton, P.Q., Canada, Jan. 18, 
1886; s. Francis David and Elva Celesta (Oakley) 
T.; naturalized citizen, 1921; student Lancaster Jr. 
Coll.. 1905-08; Union Coll., Neb., 1910-12; A.B., 
Des Moines U., 1914-15; A.M., U. of Neb., 1920; 
Ph.D., U. of III., 1927; m. Florence Leo, June 9, 
1909; I son, Robert Guilford. Instr. Union Coll., 
Neb., 1915-19, asso. prof., 1920-23; instr. U. of 
III., 1923-27; asso. prof, economics. Coll. of Wil- 
liam and Mary, 1927-28, prof, since 1928, head 
dept. since 1929; asst. dean Marshall-Wythe Sch. 
of Govt, and Citizenship, same coll., since 1935; 
visiting prof, economics, U. of Calif., Los Angeles, 
summers, 1932, 33, 35, 39, U. of Ore., 1940. Mem. 



(Continued on page 200) 



Previously Presented: EARL CASPAR ARNOLD, Baker U. (Kan. Alpha) Lawyer; WALTER ELBERT BARTON, Geo. Wash- 
inston U. (D. of C. Alpha) Lawyer; NELS AUGUST BENGSTON, U. of Nebraska {Neb. Alpha) Geographer; EDWIN 
BUCHANAN, Ohio State (Ohio Gamma) Banker; HARRY FLOOD BYRD. Richmond Alumni, Senator; EMMETT BRYAN 
CARMICHAEL, U. of Colorado (Colo. Alpha) Physiological Chemist; JOHN WALTER CAMMACK. U. of Richmond 
(Va. Alpha) Clergyman; BEVERLY LEONIDAS CLARKE, Geo. Washington U. (D. of C. Alpha) Research Chemist; 
CONWAy PE/TON COE, Randolph-Macon (Va. Zeta) U. S. Commissioner of Patents; ORIN FaIsON CROW, U. of 
South Carolina (S.C. Alpha) Educator; ROBERT EUGENE CUSHMAN, U. of Illinois (III. Alpha) Professor of Govern- 
ment; HALLAM WALKER DAVIS, Kansas State (Kan. Beta) Professor of English; MONNETT BAIN DAVIS, U. of 
Colorado (Colo. Alpha) Foreign Service Officer; JAMES ROSCOE DRUMMOND. Syracuse U. (N.V. Alpha) Editor; 
WILLIAM HERSEV DAVIS, U. of Richmond (Va. Alpha) Clergyman; EDWARD BRADSTREET DUNFORD. U. of Rich- 
mond (Va. Alpha) Lawyer; RALPH FALK. Jefferson Medical College (Pa. Beta— Inactive) Surgeon; JOEL WEST 
FLOOD, U. of Virginia (Va. Eta) Ex-Congressman-Lawyer; WILLARD STANLEY FORD, Lawrence College (Wis. Alpha) 
Educator; EARLE ROBERT FORREST, Washington & Jefferson (Pa. Alpha— Inactive) Author; OLIVER W. FREY. Wil- 
liam & Mary (Va. Delta — Inactive) Congressman. 



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THE thirty-second annual meeting of the 
Interfraternity Conference which met at 
New York's Hotel Commodore November 
28-30 was more largely attended by Sig Eps 
than any of the sessions which have preceded 
it. 

The fraternity was officially represented by 
Grand President Rodney C. Berry, Univer- 
sity of Virginia (Virginia Eta) ; Grand Secre- 
tary William L. Phillips, University of Rich- 
mond (Virginia Alpha) who, as President of 
the organization presided over the sessions of 
the Secretary's Association; Journal Editor 
F. James Barnes, II, William & Mary (Vir- 
ginia Delta), '27; District Governor Robert 
W. Kelly, N.Y.U. (New York Gamma), 
'29; and former Traveling Secretary Harry 



W. L. Phillips Presides As 
Secretaries' Chairman 



New York Univ. (N.Y. Gamma), '32; Elmer L. 
Kayser, Geo. Washington Univ. (D. of C. Alpha) ; 
Walter G. Fly, Geo. Washington U. (D. of C. 
Alpha), '25; C. Oliver Moore, Syracuse (N.Y. 
Alpha), '14; Floyd A. Akins, New York Univ. 
(N.Y. Gamma), '29; Wm. J. Kennedy, New York 
Univ. (N.Y. Gamma), '29; T. M. Brennan, Lehigh 
U. (Penn. Epsilon), '29; F. James Barnes, II, 
William & Mary (Va. Delta), '27; A. Harold 
Peters, Stevens (N.J. Alpha), '21; Walter Hager, 
Nebraska (Neb. Alpha), '16; Bradley Slattery, 
New York Univ. (N.Y. Gamma), '41; W. O. 
Perry, Syracuse (N.Y. Alpha), '18; H. G. Kolbe, 
Syracuse (N.Y. Alpha), '20; John Kavanaugh, 
New York Univ. (N.Y. Gamma), '41; Stanley 
Shaw, Cornell (N.Y. Beta). 



32nd jOntQt^tatQtnliu ^on^etcnce ^e55ion 



T. Emmons, Middlebury (Vermont Beta), 
'35. 

In the Undergraduate Conference Sig Ep 
was represented by Iowa State's Interfrater- 
nity Council President Leo Jones (Iowa 
Gamma) and Dartmouth's Geo. S. Tamlyn, 
Jr. (N.H. Alpha). 

The dinner program, at which Wendell 
L. Willkie was the guest speaker, was en- 
joyed by some 3,600, the largest assembly 
of fraternity men in history. Among them 
were the following Sig Eps: 

Wm. L. Phillips, U. of Richmond (Va. Alpha) ; 
David W. Emmons, Middlebury (Vt. Beta), '42; 
Chester W. De Mond, Dartmouth (N.H. Alpha), 
■19; G. E. SeBoyar, New York Univ. (N.Y. 
Gamma) ; Basil O'Connor, Dartmouth (N.H. Al- 
pha), '12; G. L. Harris, New York Univ. (N.Y. 
Gamma), '14; R. E. Rughasse, Dartmouth (N.H. 
Alpha), '42; Harry T. Emmons, Middlebury (Vt. 
Beta), '35; Geo. S. Tamlyn, Jr., Dartmouth (N.H. 
Alpha), '41; Robt. W. Kelly, New York Univ. 
(N.Y. Gamma), '29; Rodney C. Berry, U. of Vir- 
ginia (Va. Eta), '15; J. R. Hanna, New York 
Univ. (N.Y. Gamma), '28; W. Gordon Goff, New 
York Univ. (N.Y. Gamma), '28; G. R. Bennett, 

1194) 



Highlights of the great N.I.C. banquet, 
held on Friday evening, follow: 

It was a thrilling moment, Friday evening, when 
Reinald Werrenrath, Metropolitan Opera baritone, 
started to sing 'The Star Spangled Banner," for 
the lights in the huge ballroom dimmed and spot- 
lights played upon flags above the speakers' table. 
Then came the impressive invocation of the Rev. 
Paul R. Hickok, national chaplain of Alpha Tau 
Omega. 

Presiding at the dinner was Dr. Harry S. Rog- 
ers, Alpha Tau Omega, president of Brooklyn Poly- 
technic Institute. Included in his remarks was the 
following statement of aims of the college frater- 
nity: 

"Fraternities stand for the achievement of high 
scholarship, the attainment of liberal culture, the 
cultivation of upright character, the development 
of social competency, and the practice of whole- 
some fellowship by each and every one of their 
members. I know of no greater, no finer opportu- 
nity for any young man than that which is offered 
by membership in a strong fraternity chapter in a 
vigorous college. While the college disciplines his 
talents, the fraternity disciplines his temperament. 
The complementary nature of the college and fra- 
ternity programs should give him a rich and full 
experience and development." 



SIGMA PHI EPSILON JOURNAL 



He introduced Lowell Thomas, Kappa Sigma, 
who proved as effective a toastmaster as he is a 
news commentator. 

A four-foot bronze statue, the work of a well 
known French sculptor, was presented to the Na- 
tional Interfraternity Conference as the gift of an 
unnamed "friend of fraternities" by Dr. Dixon 
Ryan Fox, Alpha Chi Rho, president of Union Col- 
lege. This is to be awarded annually for temporary 
possession to the undergraduate "interfraternity 
council which during the year has been outstand- 
ing in the formation and execution of a program 
to make fraternities on its campus contribute con- 
structively to the educational and social program 
of its institution." 

In presenting the award Dr. Fox said: 
"The college fraternity is one of the soundest 
and most effective instruments we have in the 
training of good citizens. It is a training school 
in the art of living together. The technique of 
broad and generous friendship is not learned out 
of books, nor from professors. I know of no place 
where it is so likely to be well learned as in the 
fraternity house. 

"The allegiance to the interfraternity council 
idea represents an attitude that alone can make this 
a peaceful and steadily progressive world. 

"Interfraternity councils in American colleges 
are not going to save the world, but they represent 
the principle and the technique that will save the 
world. They must build their authority by the 
practical reasonableness of their resolutions and 
their prestige by their useful community service. 

"This award is a symbol of human interde- 
pendence and progress by positive co-operation, 
of federalized loyalty with which the good Ameri- 
can citizen must inform his life. Humanity will 
be grateful to every young man in every college 
who catches the spirit of the federalized loyalty 
and through his life and work translates it into 
social gain." 

Democracy, as Americans know, can be main- 
tained during war time only by fighting to achieve 
and not by a fight to "defend" democracy. Dr. 
Henry Merritt Wriston, Delta Tau Delta, Presi- 
dent of Brown University, said in discussing "The 
Military and Moral Initiative." 

Asserting that the war itself and America's pecu- 
liar position in today's world crisis had resulted 
from a negative, defensive attitude on the part of 
the leaders of this country and the Allies, Dr. 
Wriston called for an aggressive program for 
democracy and peace. 

Dr. Wriston's address was a prelude to the 
presentation from an unnamed donor of two gold 
medallions "for distinguished service to youth 
through the American college fraternity." The hon- 
or of being the recipients for the first of these 
annual awards went to Albert S. Bard, Chi Psi, 
and Dr. Alvan E. Duerr, Delta Tau Delta, both 
past presidents of their fraternities and past chair- 
men of the National Interfraternity Conference. 




L G. BALFOUR 
Sigma Chi. Re-elected chairman of Na- 
tional Interfraternity Conference 

The latter is editor of Baird's Manual of Frater- 
nities and scholarship chairman of the conference. 

The Cornell and Dartmouth glee clubs and or- 
chestras, numbering 150 undergraduates, carried 
on a lively musical duel through the program, in- 
troducing a collegiate touch to the evening. 

As guest speaker, Wendell L. Willkie, Beta 
(Continued on page 207) 




WILLIAM L PHILLIPS 
Presided over sessions of Secretar 
Association 



NOBLESSE OBLIGE 



THIS IS A HAPPY OC- 
CASION, indeed, and 
one that is full of the 
possibility of good for 
individuals and for an 
institution. It is a great 
pleasure and privilege 
to say a few words rela- 
tive to the event that 
brings us together. As 
President of Carroll 
College, I want to bring 
you, first of all, the sin- 
cerest good wishes of 
the College and the 
hope that your new ven- 
ture will mean new zeal, 
new inspiration, new 
dedication, and new 
growth in the lives of 
individuals. 

As you know, we owe 
much to the ancient Greeks — in science, in 
philosophy, in social and political ideas, and 
in art. The longer we study history the more 
we recognize that all history is contemporary 
history and that to understand the present we 
must see it in the light of the past. 

But that we owe fraternities to the Greeks 
is not generally known. I believe it is true 
nevertheless. I do not have in mind the prac- 
tice of using Greek letters to designate the 
various fraternities on our college campuses. 
I mean that the very idea, the very concep- 
tion, of a fraternity goes back to them. In 
Greece, we find the first fraternity in the 
modern sense of the word. 

Pythagoras was its founder. You have all 
heard his name, I am sure, and may have 
cursed it on occasion as you were asked to 
prove in your geometry class Euclid's forty- 
seventh proposition that the square on the 
hypotenuse of a right angled triangle is equal 
to the square of the sides. This, you probably 
recognize, is the Pythagorean theorem that C 

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GERRIT T. VANDER LUGT 
President of Carroll College 



square equals A square 
plus B square. But for 
all your curses he, never- 
theless, discovered this 
principle. His fame, 
however, does not rest 
on this discovery alone. 
Tradition has it that he 
was the first to use the 
word philosophy, the 
first to discover harmon- 
ics in music by experi- 
mentation, the first to 
work out certain simple 
rules in arithmetic, the 
first to found a school 
of philosophy and a so- 
ciety for its cultivation. 

Now, philosophy with 
Pythagoras was some- 
thing very unusual, as 
was the society he 
founded. Philosophy depended, for him, on 
the nature of man. Man was somewhere be- 
tween God and "the other animals." He is not 
God, for he is "mere man," liable to error 
and death. He is not an animal, for he is 
kindly and capable of civilization. Hence, 
wisdom is impossible for him in the full sense 
of the word. God alone can be wise. On the 
other hand, man cannot be content like the 
other animals to remain in ignorance. If he 
cannot be wise he can at least be a lover of 
wisdom, which meant for Pythagoras to be- 
come as much as possible like God. And so, 
the pursuit of philosophy was a constant ap- 
proximation to the ideal as a series of fractions 
are an approximation to a whole number. 
And this pursuit was for the purpose of 
purging the soul of man from "the wheel of 
birth." 

But in order that philosophy might be pur- 
sued more vigorously and effectively than is 
possible by the individual alone, Pythagoras 
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was the first that was based not on blood and 
natural biological ties but upon the artificial 
ties of like-mindedness and initiation. Such a 
society was a great step in advance over other 
groups that had banded themselves together. 
It cut across the natural divisions of kin and 
blood, and bound together a group of men 
with different backgrounds, different equip- 
ment, and different outlooks upon life for a 
common end. Its primary purpose was to 
secure for its members, by means of ritual, 
taboo, initiation, and a peculiar way of life, 
■'the more adequate satisfaction of the reli- 
gious instinct than that supplied by the state 
religion." The Pythagoreans wanted to be a 
"peculiar people" who had a definite mission 
in the world. 

This organization has had a tremendous in- 
fluence in history. It developed in the course 
of the years a whole school of philosophers 
of which the most notable were Socrates and 
Plato. The world has benefited tremendously 
from Pythagoras and his fraternity. There 
were many excesses, foolish rites, and im- 
possible taboos ; but in spite of all these, it has 
brought to the world some very great and 
worthwhile values. I believe that modern fra- 
ternities are modifications of this original 
organization among the Pythagoreans. 

The primary basis of a fraternity lies in 
human gregariousness, in the urge, especially 
strong in youth, to associate with others in a 
congenial group for the sake of a stated pur- 
pose. As the Pythagorean society was not 
based on a blood relationship but upon a cer- 
tain likemindedness of its members, so a 
modern fraternity is an organization of 
which the members are not related in any 
biological sense but in a spiritual sense; so 
that the important thing in any fraternity is 
the purpose for which it exists and which it 
expects to realize in the lives of those who 
are its members. 

I believe that a fraternity such as Sigma Phi 
Epsilon has a purpose and, therefore, a place 
on the college campus. Much has been said 
in criticism of fraternities. But over and 
above all that, I honestly believe that fra- 
ternities accomplish much good in the lives of 
their members and consequently in the life of 
an institution. I might tonight emphasize the 



* Wisconsin Gannma Installation Ban- 
quet Address of Carroll College 
President Gerrit T. Vander Lugt 



privileges and honor of belonging to a na- 
tional organization such as we are installing 
here. I prefer to hold before you the respon- 
sibilities which are always co-relative to 
privileges and rights. Noblesse oblige — good 
fortune, good looks, good birth, good breed- 
ing — any privilege, honor, or blessing con- 
fers upon the recipient the obligation to give 
as much as he receives and, if possible, more. 
For man in his corporate being can give more 
than the individual alone. When we join an 
organization we add, as it were, a dimension 
to our life, and we accept thereby a larger 
share of the responsibilities of life. What, 
then are some of these.'* 

First, fraternities should develop in their 
members certain social qualities, social in the 
narrower sense of the word. They should 
teach young men to be well groomed and 
well mannered, to converse easily, and to de- 
port themselves well in dining and drawing 
room or on the dance floor ; in short, instruct 
them in the "social" ways of their society. 

Such things are not to be despised. Cer- 
tainly social qualities such as these are needed 
in society. And if the modern home does not 
teach them, as it often does not, fraternities 
on our campuses might well proceed to do 
so without incurring the criticism that they 
are merely social groups. Man is a social being 
and should know how to comport himself 
with dignity and grace in the society in which 
he moves. 

Then, in the second place, fraternities 
should engender in their members a desire to 
participate and excel in the extracurricular 
activities of the college. Ardent and clean 
competition is a good thing. It brings out 
some degree of talent in some one and helps 
him to develop into a responsible member of 
society. Individuals differ in talent and in na- 
tive endowment. But if an organization such 
as a fraternity can inspire confidence and zeal 
and a desire to win in its members competing 
in extracurricular activities, I would consider 



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that good. But all students cannot excel in 
intercollegiate football or basketball or track. 
Some, instead, may excel in journalism or in 
dramatics or in music or in debate or in social 
leadership. Each college student should find 
his own specialty. And I would say that the 
fraternity should help each one of its mem- 
bers find that specialty and encourage him to 
exercise it. When a fraternity does that, it 
again justifies its existence. 

Thirdly, I would say that the fraternity is 
responsible to a large extent for the character 
of its men. Sometimes, I know, fraternities 
do not allow much weight to the moral vir- 
tues when making up life's account. Some- 
times they condone cheapness, cowardice, 
laziness, dissipation, lewdness, drunkenness, 
or an indifference to scholarship. The frater- 
nity knows all these vices in the character of 
its members more intimately and more pre- 
cisely than even the president or the dean of 
the college. But the fraternity which does 
nothing about them, which considers mem- 
bers in whom such vices are found good ma- 
terial, which prefers an all-around "fine fel- 
low" to a man of sterling character, is not ful- 
filling its function on this campus. The fra- 
ternity can and should feel responsible for 
developing and strengthening the moral char- 
acter of its men. 

A fraternity vows to its members that it 
will help them in trouble, ""get them out of a 
jam," and stand by them in their hour of 
trial. And such assistance when offered in 
such circumstances is good. In sickness or ac- 
cident, in illness or death of a dear one, in 
failure and flunking, in jail or elopement ""a 
feller needs a friend." But a fraternity should 
not wait for some misfortune to befall its 
members before it recognizes its obligation. 
Every man in his struggle to be a man, to 
live a clean, moral, honest, straight-from-the- 
shoulder life, needs a friend. No man is self- 
sufficient; each stands in need of assistance 
every day of his life. This assistance a fra-- 
ternity group should give to its members in a 
variety of ways. 

In a sense, the fraternity should take the 
place of the home. College students have left 
the home of their parents and have not estab- 
lished one of their own (except in some in- 



stances secretly) . But each of us needs a 
home, a place of physical comfort and ac- 
commodation, a circle of intimate friends, a 
spirit of camaraderie, wholesome fun and 
good times, others standing by in all kinds 
of weather and interested in our performance. 
These boons the fraternity might supply. 
And when it does, it is fulfilling its function. 

But, above all and finally, a fraternity 
should be an agency that expresses the spirit 
of the college. A fraternity is not an end in 
itself ; it is an instrument of a larger purpose. 
I believe that all of us know what that pur- 
pose is. I hope that your organization may 
affirm it, live it, express it ; for it will thrive 
best in expressing this larger purpose. A fra- 
ternity might be compared to an organ of the 
body such as a foot, a hand, or an eye, which 
is subservient to the whole organism and car- 
ries out its purpose. It is functional and in 
fulfilling that function finds life. So it is with 
any fraternity on the college campus; it may 
and' should have its own peculiar way or 
ways ; but its peculiarity should lie not in op- 
posing the purpose of the college but in ex- 
pressing its esprit de corps. 

And so, I come back to Pythagoras and his 
society. They were bound together for the 
purgation of the soul, the improvement of the 
individual. The soul of man must still be 
purged if it is to be what it ought to be. Man 
is not God, nor is he an animal, but he can 
approach either. And the institutions to 
which he belongs do much to help him in one 
direction or another. May your organization 
always help its members in the direction of 
God, who is man's greatest need and his 
greatest good ; for ultimately, the purpose of 
an organization like this must be or is reli- 
gious in the widest sense of the word. I do 
not mean sectarian, but broadly spiritual. It 
helps or thwarts the spirit of man, partly by 
ritual and taboo and discipline, but even more 
by the serious pursuit of knowledge and by 
the common give-and-take in the fraternity. 
Its purpose lies in serving the needs of in- 
dividuals who belong to it: the cultivation of 
the bond of fellowship and the helping of in- 
dividuals to reach out unto ""a larger life upon 
their own impinging to which the ethereal 
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make that visible." (Lowell) 

You have a great opportunity. We are 
living, as all of you know, in a world where 
there is much hatred and bloodshed. We hear 
of privileged groups, of a "chosen nation," 
of a "peculiar people," of "pure Teutonic 
blood," of a "superior race"; and presuming 
upon these, a majority persecutes, incarcer- 
ates, beheads members of the minority. A 
common ancestry and not a common purpose 
is supposed to be the tie that binds. Against 
these you have a great opportunity. May this 



fraternity show that young men with different 
backgrounds, different endowments, different 
racial strains, even different religious affilia- 
tions, can be like-minded and live together 
in harmony for the common good. Hold, 
therefore, to the right, the good, and the true. 
Inspire and nurture men in their physical, 
moral, and spiritual growth. And may it be- 
come true on this campus that Sigma Phi Ep- 
silon is a name of approval and even of justi- 
fiable pride and envy. Good luck and God 
bless you. 



Unto ike ^ca5i off 'Tke6e 



(Continued from page 169) 



stein for Jews, in presenting a badge of toler- 
ance to Mayor F. H. La Guardia of New 
York. He is head of the committee to raise 
$1,000,000 for a theatrical plant at Dart- 
mouth which would put the college in the 
forefront among educational institutions 
specializing in the development of dramatic 
abilities. 

He is a good churchman, a devoted father 
to his two daughters — Bettyann, now Mrs. 
Sidney Culver, and Sheelagh, 15, who at- 
tends the Brearley School, and is an enthusi- 
astic bicyclist and softball player. 

The Westhampton Beach home, which 
Mr. and Mrs. O'Connor use on weekends 
throughout the year, is a gathering place for 
young people of the neighborhood. Doc's 
seven bicycles, which he uses to cover as 
much as 25 miles a day in early spring, are 
always being "borrowed" by some young 
neighbor. He has one bicycle which comes 
apart for easy shipping. Another is a tandem 
for the accommodation of ambitious but less 
sturdy friends. 

The Softball court, built several years ago 
adjoining the Westhampton house, is the 
scene of annual championship games for the 
neighborhood. There is even a name for the 
participants: "The Westhampton Softball 
League." 

An energetic man, surounded both in his 
private practice of law and his philanthropic 
endeavors by staffs of loyal and devoted 



workers, Mr. O'Connor is easily the hardest- 
working member of either staff. The National 
Foundation headquarters are on the same 
floor as the law offices of O'Connor & Farber, 
so that the president of the Foundation and 
senior partner of the law firm can run both 
offices in the course of the same day. 

Mr. O'Connor has had his share of legal 
honors. For eight years he has been a mem- 
ber of the Committee on Character and Fit- 
ness of the 1st Judicial District of New York 
State, examining applicants for admission to 
the Bar who have passed their Bar examina- 
tions. He also is Treasurer and a member of 
the Executive Committee of the Joint Con- 
ference on Legal Education of the State Bar 
Association, a director of the New York 
County Lawyers Association, and a former 
member of the Committee on Admissions 
of the Association of the Bar of the City of 
New York. 

Education has always been a field in which 
he had great interest, even before the Na- 
tional Foundation began to deal with the 
question of special education for those who 
care for infantile paralysis victims. He was 
one of the incorporators of an organization 
known as the "Human Engineering Labora- 
tory," headed by Johnson O'Connor of Stev- 
ens Institute of Technology — no relation of 
Doc's. The Laboratory's purpose is to test 
aptitudes and potential abilities of children 
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Mr. O'Connor has remained a very close 
friend of the President, whose confidence he 
has enjoyed for many years. His poHtical 
views are said to be pretty close to the Presi- 
dent's, but he never talks publicly about 
them. He does not take part in election cam- 
paigns and holds no official position in the 
Democratic party. 

O'Connor is not easily excited, seldom 
speaks for publication, and even on the sub- 
ject of infantile paralysis waxes eloquent 
with great dignity. Last fall, at the First 
Annual Medical Meeting of the National 
Foundation in New York City, attended by 
medical advisers, trustees and grantees from 
all over the country, he did lash out against 
those who claim there has been over-emphasis 
on the subject of poliomyelitis, however. 

"Often we hear it said, and sometimes by 
well-meaning people, that the emphasis on 
infantile paralysis is disproportionate; that 
there are other diseases more devastating and 
of more serious economic consequence on 
which the Foundation should spend its 
money," he declared. ""Whether or not in- 
fantile paralysis in itself is of particular eco- 
nomic interest to the country, it is all that and 
much more to the individuals unfortunate 
enough to become its victims. More than that, 
this disease is a member of a group of virus 
diseases which as a whole is probably of more 
economic importance than any other group 



of diseases now known. Information about 
any one of these diseases may be of value 
eventually in combatting other members of 
that class." 

This is more than a considered judgment 
on O'Connor's part — it is a crusade. His 
devotion to it is such that no interference 
with his social life, even sometimes with his 
business life, is too much for the good of the 
cause. He does all the legal work for Warm 
Springs and for the National Foundation 
without recompense. Last Thanksgiving, 
when President Roosevelt was unable to eat 
his traditional dinner with the patients at 
Warm Springs because of his absence on a 
West Indies national defense inspection 
cruise, he asked Doc O'Connor to take his 
place. O'Connor left his own family and 
went to Georgia. There he participated in 
the Thanksgiving merriment which has be- 
come an Occasion at Warm Springs, and had 
a marvelous time doing it. 

The life of this new figure in the public 
health work of the nation is so bound up with 
the boys and girls and men and women who 
have had infantile paralysis, and so linked 
with the lives of doctors and scientists who 
are working to obliterate the disease and 
ameliorate its after-effects, that any story of 
Basil O'Connor necessarily reads like the 
story of the infantile paralysis movement in 
this country. 



SIG EPS IN "WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA' 

(Continued from page 193) 



STOW— 

mem. Mineral Soc. America, Am. Geophys. Union, 
Va. Acad. Science (mem. council 1939-44), Vel- 
lowstone-Bighorn Research Assn. (council 1935-39; 
pres. 1939-40), Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma 
Gamma Epsilon, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa. 
Club: Cosmos. Contbr. to geol. jours. Home: Morn- 
ingside Heights, Lexington, Va. 



TAVLOR— 

Am. Econ. Assn., Am. Assn. For Labor Legislation, 
Virginia Social Science Assn. (pres. 1936), Phi Beta 
Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu, Sig- 
ma Phi Epsilon. Democrat. Author: Labor Policies 
of the National Association of Manufacturers, 1927; 
Labor Problems and Labor Law, 1938; Contbr. on 
econ. topics. Home: Burns Lane, Williamsburg, Va. 



Tau Beta Pi "Council Bulletin" 
Dedicated to "Bent" Editor 
Louis T. Monson, Mo. Beta 

Editor Philip A. Singleton dedicates the De- 
cember issue of the Tau Beta Pi Council 
Bulletin to Louis T. Monson, Washington 
University (Mo. Beta) '24, former editor of 
the Bulletin and present editor of the Tau 
Beta Pi Bent, with the following citation: 

The Council Bulletin pays tribute to its second 
editor and his fourteen years of active and fruit- 
ful work for Tau Beta Pi in dedicating this De- 




LOUIS T. MONSON 
Washington University (Mo. Beta) '24 

cember, 1940, issue to Louis Monson, as a small 
token of our appreciation and respect. To know 
and to work with Louis Monson is a rare privi- 
lege and pleasure, fortunately one enjoyed by 
many members of our association. 

The sketch of Monson which follows is 
from the pen of Benjamin S. Pace: 

Two men were seated on a bench in the station 
at St. Louis. The younger man was carrying on a 
lively conversation, while the other listened in- 
tently, confining his activity to a few brief ques- 



tions which brought immediate response. They 
conversed in this manner until the arrival of the 
north-bound train caused them to part. 

This conversation, brief as it was, proved to be 
of considerable importance to Tau Beta Pi. The 
man on the north-bound was A. D. Moore, then 
national president of Tau Beta Pi; the younger 
man was Louis T. Monson, a young chemical engi- 
neer who had just recently received his M.S. de- 
gree. This was back in the days of yore, three 
years before the big stock market crash. Professor 
Moore had just completed a visit to the Missouri 
Gamma chapter. That conversation convinced Pro- 
fessor Moore that Louis Monson was well quali- 
fied for the editorship of the Council Bulletin, and 
in a short time he became its editor, a post he 
relinquished in 1938. It so happened shortly after 
that meeting that The Bent lost its editor. But The 
Bent was not without an editor for long. In No- 
vember, 1927, Monson assumed the editorship of 
The Bent. 

Louis Monson, better known as Louie, has led 
a life which bristles with activity. He is a man of 
abounding energy, utter sincerity, and keen judg- 
ment, with an ambition which causes him to apply 
his best to each undertaking. His friends marvel 
at the number of activities that he carries on ; some 
say that they just don't see how he finds time to do 
all he does. But perhaps it would be best to start 
at the beginning. 

Louis Travis Monson was born in St. Louis, 
Missouri, on the I4th day of July, 1903. His 
mother is of German descent, and his father was 
born in Sweden. When Louie was an infant, the 
family moved to Webster Groves, which is a 
suburb of St. Louis. It was in Webster Groves that 
Louie went through both grammar school and high 
school. While in high school, he developed into 
quite a tennis player, and he became a member 
of the doubles team. He also made the rifle team, 
and won the Widmann Medal as the scholastic 
leader of his class. 

It was at: this stage of his life that Louie Mon- 
son's driving energy and true ability became appar- 
ent. He won a scholarship in the chemical 
engineering school at Washington University, in 
St. Louis, and began his assiduous career. Extra- 
curricular activities held quite an attraction for 
him; he joined Psi Delta, a local social fraternity 
later chartered by Sigma Phi Epsilon; he was a 
member of the Student Council, Vice-president of 
the Engineers' Council, and Treasurer of the 
Senior Class. It was in college that Louie received 
his basic training in journalism when he was 
Sports Editor of the college paper. Little did he 
then realize what an effect this training was 
destined to have upon him. Besides these achieve- 

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ments, he was just as athletic as ever, and he 
teamed up with a classmate to win the intramural 
doubles championship in tennis. Obviously, Louie 
was no bookworm in college; yet he found time 
enough to prove his ability as a scholar, and in 
1922 he was made a member of the Missouri 
Gamma chapter of Tau Beta Pi as the honor 
junior of his class. The convention in 1923 was 
held in Lexington, Kentucky, and the Missouri 
Gamma delegate was none other than Louie Mon- 
son. As fate would have it, John D. Fitch, now 
a member of the Executive Council, was the 
M. L T. delegate at this convention. The two 
men met, and their friendship has continued ever 
since their meeting. 

In 1924 Louie Monson was awarded his de- 
gree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engi- 
neering. This did not conclude his formal educa- 
tion, however, for he decided to work for a Mas- 
ter's degree. For two years he taught freshman 
chemistry at Washington University, during which 
time he studied for his M.S., which he received 
in 1926. 

After receiving his Master's degree, Louie Mon- 
son began his active career as a member of the 
chemical staff of the Tretolite Company in Web- 
ster Groves, a company specializing in the manu- 
facture of chemicals used for the demulsification 
of oil. The connection has been a lasting one, 
for Louie is still working with the same company. 
It was in August of 1931 that he was sent to 
Los Angeles to work in the laboratory of a new 
branch of the company. He is now in charge of 
that laboratory. His work for the company has 
not been confined to chemical work alone, for 
over a period of years, he has acquired a knowledge 
and proficiency in patent law, so that he is now 
not only in charge of the chemical staff of the 
laboratory, but he is also on the patent staff of the 
company, and has frequently served as "expert 
witness." 

While he was in Washington University, Louie 
met an attractive student named Victoria Carter. 
In due time she won his heart, he won her hand, 
and in 1927 they were married. They now have 
two girls, one ten and the other twelve years of 
age. It was a great blow to Louie when Mrs. Mon- 
son's health failed. For nearly five years she has 
been in the hospital ; but she has just undergone 
a series of operations it is believed will put her on 
the road to recovery. 

During the last decade, Louis Monson has really 
been a busy man. He devotes a large portion of 
his time to the activities of Tau Beta Pi, and the 
editing of The Bent; he is actively engaged in 
business; and he has his two girls to look after. 
To be able to do these things with the perfection 
with which he does them is an indication of the 
character, ability, and energy which he possesses. 
Apparently, these things should be enough to 
occupy every minute of his time. Be that as it 
may, Louie has a number of hobbies. He is very 



fond of music; he plays a piano well, and is 
well informed on music history. As for the types 
of music he enjoys his choice is not limited, for 
he likes the classics, semi-classics, AND good 
swing music. Dramatics also hold an interest for 
him, and he is an ardent admirer of Maxwell 
Anderson. If he has any spare time, he dabbles 
in amateur photography. And if he should ever 
find time, he swims and still plays a good game of 
tennis. His favorite delicacies are abalone (Web- 
ster defines as a large gastropod mollusk), choco- 
late sodas, and iced tea without the ice. 

Since becoming editor of The Bent, Louie has 
been in regular attendance at the Annual Conven- 
tions. One of the yearly attractions at such get 
togethers is the friendly spat which flashes con- 
tinually between A. D. Moore and Louie Monson. 
Both men have a keen sense of humor, and good- 
natured derogatory remarks that they throw at each 
other bring on much laughter. These little spats 
continue in correspondence after the convention, 
and finally dwindle to an occasional post card, 
only to burst into flame at the next convention. 
The two men claim that they admire each other so 
much that each thinks the other is his better, so 
each is trying to whittle the other down to his 
size. 

Those of you who have seen Louie Monson at a 
convention have heard him tell about The Bent 
and himself. The two of them go into solitary 
confinement as the time for publication approaches, 
and Louie goes through all of the material that 
he has been able to collect and that has been sent 
to him, reading all of it himself. He then puts the 
material together, and there is another issue of 
The Bent. This episode usually runs through many 
nights, for this is the only way he can find time to 
complete the job. But The Bent is not published 
that easily ; there are scores of letters to be written, 
and innumerable details to be attended to. When 
he tells how it is done, it sounds like a very simple 
job. But this is typical of the man, for he is pos- 
sessed with a degree of modesty that at times tends 
to belittle the work he is doing. 

"If you want something done well, look for a 
busy man." When The Bent was turned over to 
Monson it was about one-half its present size. 
Under his guidance, it has grown to a 32-page 
format which is one of the best, if not the very 
best, publication of its kind in this country. Since 
it has become interesting reading matter for gradu- 
ates and undergraduates alike, the circulation has 
grown tremendously. This has been due almost 
entirely to the constant study, planning, and the 
personal energy he puts into the work. 

The other contributions which Louie Monson 
has made to Tau Beta Pi are numerous. He was 
the originator of the idea of discussions of chapter 
affairs at the national conventions, and he led 
these discussions himself until Phil Singleton came 
along to help him out. The Pledge Essay prizes 
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President's Book for chapter officers. He worked 
toward putting the fellowship fund on a stable 
footing and is the author of the financial provisions 
in the Constitution and By-Laws regarding the in- 
vestment of the Fellowship and Reserve Funds. 
He is the originator of the Life Subscription Plan 
of The Bent. As President Spencer has said, "He 
is deeply interested in every phase of the Associa- 
tion work, and his counsel and advice have been 
of incalculable value to the Executive Council." He 
is an artery supplying lifegiving blood to Tau Beta 
Pi, giving unstintingly of his ability, striving to 
do his best in every undertaking. This is Louie 
Monson. 

William M. Tuck Unopposed 
Candidate for Lieutenant 
Governorship of Virginia 

"To BEGIN WITH, he is a man of recognized 
ability, a sound lawyer and a good citizen ; to 
go on with, he has served his state with dis- 
tinction in the State Senate for some eight 
years, for the last as chairman of the very 
important General Laws Committee — ." Such 
was the editorial tribute with which the Nor- 
folk Ledger-Dispatch greeted the announce- 
ment of the candidacy for the Virginia Lieu- 
tenant Governorship of William M. Tuck, 
Washington and Lee (Va. Epsilon), '21. To 
date no one has dared to oppose him. 

Wm. M. Tuck was born in the Red Bank 
District of Halifax County, Virginia, in 
1896. 

He was educated in the public schools of 
Halifax County, Chatham Training School, 
Chatham, Virginia (now Hargrave Military 
Academy), William and Mary College, and 
Washington and Lee University, from which 
latter institution he received his LL.B. degree 
in June 1921. 

He has practiced law at South Boston since 
1921 and is now the senior member of the 
law firm of Tuck & Mitchell, with offices at 
South Boston, Virginia. 

He was elected to the House of Delegates 
of Virginia in 1923 and served in that body 
during the sessions of 1924, 1926, 1928, and 
1930, and was elected to the State Senate of 
Virginia in 1931 and has served in that body 
during the sessions of 1932, 1934, 1936, 
1938, and 1940. 

From 1928 to 1931 he was the Chairman 
of the Halifax County Democratic Executive 




WILLIAM M. TUCK 
Washington and Lee (Va. Epsilon) '21 

Committee. He was an alternate at large to 
the Democratic National Convention at Chi- 
cago in 1932, elector at large in 1936, and a 
Democratic Elector from the Fifth Congres- 
sional District in the Presidential election 
of 1940. He has actively campaigned for the 
Democratic ticket in every election since he 
became of voting age. 

During the World War he served as a pri- 
vate in the Third Regiment, U. S. Marines. 
He is a member of the Virginia State Bar 
Association, the American Bar Association, is 
one of the directors and counsel of the Citi- 
zens Bank of South Boston, South Boston, 
Va., and the Bank of Halifax, Halifax, Va. 
He owns and operates a small tobacco 
farm in Halifax County near his old home. 
He married Eva Lovelace Dillard, February 
26, 1928. His stepson, Lester L. Dillard, is a 
law student at Washington & Lee University. 
He is a member of the Aaron's Creek 
Baptist Church, which is near his old home. 
In addition to having membership in the 
American Legion, the Baptist Church, and 
Sigma Phi Epsilon, he belongs to the follow- 
ing other organizations: Masons, Woodmen 
of the World, Phi Delta Phi, and the Farm 
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Earle Ross Returns lo 
Hawaii as Sugar Corporation 
Purchasing Agent 

Earle R. Ross, Washington State College 
(Wash. Alpha) '40, has returned to Hawaii 
to accept the position of head purchasing 
agent for the Sugar Corporation of Hawaii. 
Ross declined an offer as coach of the pro- 
fessional football team, "The Hawaiian Polar 
Bears." 




EARLE R. ROSS 
Washington State (Wash. Alpha) '40 

Ross, whose home was originally in Ha- 
waii, entered Washington State College in 
1936, and became prominent in sports, cam- 
pus activities, and fraternity life. 

His fraternity activities included those of 
House Manager and President of the In- 
terfraternity Council. He was president of 
the sophomore class, a member of Crimson 
Circle, highest honorary for senior men, and 
a member of the Athletic Board of Control. 

During his four years at college he re- 
ceived four football letters. In his senior 
year he won the Bohler Award, which is 
given each year to the most inspirational 
senior football man. 

During his last year at Washington State 



he acted as assistant to Coach "Babe" Hol- 
lingbery and was also an assistant to Dean 
of Men Otis McCreery. 

High tribute was paid Ross by Washing- 
ton State President Doctor Holland when 
he said: "Earle Ross is the most outstanding 
example of young American manhood that 
this college has seen in the last twenty-five 
years." 

Herder Member of Kelly 
Expedition to West 
Indies and Pacific 

Robert Herder, Johns Hopkins, Colorado 
School of Mines, was all packed up to return 
to Mines after the Christmas vacation when 
the opportunity came to join the Second 
Kelly Expedition to the West Indies. 

The packing was redone. Woollens were 
discarded. In their stead bathing trunks, 
shorts, and slacks went in. And January 20 
found Bob heading out of Baltimore harbor 
for a five-month cruise among the palm- 
fringed islands of the West Indies and the 
Pacific. 

Aboard the Fiddler's Green, in addition 
to Bob, were Dr. Edmund Kelly, his brother, 
F. H. Kelly, Finley Lloyd, a monkey named 
"Habeeb," and a bulldog named "Boots." 

Dr. Kelly said he and his shipmates were 
prepared for a pretty chilly trip south, but 
that a coal range and an oil stove were on 
board to drive the cold out of the cabins. 
The schooner called first at Norfolk and then 
proceeded to South Point, North Carolina. 

With her lockers packed to overflowing 
with all kinds of equipment, the Fiddler 
had enough food on board to last, if need 
be, until she got to Panama. The first stop 
in the West Indies will be the island of 
Inagua, about 250 miles east of Cuba. Nu- 
merous stops have been scheduled, however, 
on the trip south along the coast of this 
country. 

One of the stops which has been planned 
on the present cruise is the Galapagos Is- 
lands in the Pacific. The Kellys visited these 
islands on their first cruise, which ended 
last August after more than a year of sailing. 

Herder will return to Mines next year. 



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Curl Appointed Ohio 
County (W.Va.) Assistant 
Prosecuting Attorney 

Joseph R. Curl, George Washington (D.C. 
Alpha), long-time Trustee of Sigma Phi 
Epsilon's Endowment Fund, was recently ap- 
pointed assistant prosecuting attorney of 
Ohio County, West Virginia. 

Curl is a native of Washington, D.C, but 
located in Wheeling in February, 1912, at which 
time he became associated with the law firm of 
Erskine and Allison, later becoming a member of 
the firm, which is now known as Erskine, Palmer 
and Curl. 

He received his college and legal education at 
George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 
He received there the B.S. degree in 1909 and 
the LL.B. degree in 1911. Following his gradua- 
tion in law he was secretary of the law school and 
instructor in law at that university. 

He has been since December, 1930, a member 
of the state board of law examiners, to which he 
was appointed by the supreme court of appeals of 
West Virginia. He is now a member of the execu- 
tive council of the West Virginia Bar association, 
and a few years ago was president of the Ohio 
County Bar association. 

For some years he has been a commissioner in 
chancery of the Ohio County circuit court. 

At the time of the revision of the West Vir- 
ginia code that became effective January 1, 1931, 
Curl served for four years as a law assistant to 
the revision and codification commission. 

He is a member of the Masonic bodies, was for- 
merly a member and president of the Lions Club 
of Wheeling, and is a member and past commander 
of Old Trails post 113 of the American Legion. As 
a member of the American Legion he has served 
for the past four years as a member of the staff 
of the Mountaineer boys' state at Jackson's Mill, 
assisting in the court work. 

He served in the West Virginia Legislature in 
the session of 1933-34. 

Curl married I-ucie Leah Hood, of Sherrard, 
West Virginia, and has two sons, Joseph Hood and 
Rayland Hood Curl. 

Sawyer Named Colorado U. 
Alumni President 

Sigma Phi Epsilon reached the top in lead- 
ership among University of Colorado alumni 
early this year with the election to the presi- 
dency of the Associated Alumni of the Uni- 
versity of Colorado of Dr. Kenneth C. 
Sawyer (Colo. Alpha '31). 

Dr. Sawyer assumed leadership of nearly 



13,000 graduates of the University only a 
few weeks after his election to the alumni 
association's board of directors for the first 
time, after a long and prominent line of 
activities in alumni affairs. 

He was prominent in athletic and school 
activities while attending the University, 
making a name for himself in varsity football 
at the tackle position, as well as on the 
University wrestling team. He helped Colo- 
rado Alpha in many intramural activities. 




KENNETH C. SAWYER 
U. of Colorado (Colo. Alpha) '31 

Dr. Sawyer left the University of Colo- 
rado in 1928 and entered the University's 
medical school in Denver, where he received 
his M.D. degree in 1931. He served interne- 
ship at Denver's Presbyterian hospital, where 
he is now president of the staff and entered 
practice in Denver. 

Dr. Sawyer is also assistant surgeon at 
Denver General Hospital, a member of Phi 
Rho Sigma, The International College of 
Surgeons, a Fellow of the American College 
of Surgeons, and a Diplomat of the Ameri- 
can Board of Surgery. 

He was chairman of the University's 
Alumni Day activities in 1938 and was chair- 
man of the alumni football banquet in 1940, 



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which led to his election to the alumni as- 
sociation's board of directors the same year. 
Dr. Sawyer is married and has two future 
Sig Eps in the process of "growing up," in 
addition to a daughter. 

Prator New Colorado 
University Alumni Secretary 

The hundreds of Colorado Alpha alumni 
scattered throughout the world were brought 
closer in touch with their alma mater, the 
University of Colorado, this year with the 




pionships. After his graduation in 1929, 
"Gus" went into the teaching profession and 
coached athletics and taught history at schools 
in Flagler, Colorado, McAlister, New Mex- 
ico, Walsenburg, Colorado, and Del Norte, 
Colorado. He then decided to get a little 
more education, and received his M.A. de- 
gree from Colorado University in 1933. 

After receiving his M.A. degree, Prator 
was named to the post of Dean of Men and 
director of athletics at Mesa Junior College, 
at Grand Junction, Colorado, where he met 
and married Lois Skinner, a member of the 
Colorado University class of 1936. Mrs. Pra- 
tor was at that time director of Physical Edu- 
cation and assistant to the dean of women 
at Mesa. 

He went to the University of California at 
Berkeley in 1939, where he received his 
Ph.D. degree the following year, shortly be- 
fore coming to his new job at the university. 

"Gus" still gives a visitor the impression 
that he is still a college senior, and has 
made a great impression in his new posi- 
tion, which involves touring the state, con- 
tacting future college students and promot- 
ing alumni relations throughout Colorado. 
Since there are considerably more than 1,000 
alumni of Sigma Phi Epsilon in the state, 
it is expected that through Prator's important 
post, the interests of the fraternity will be 
furthered in all four of the chapters in the 
state. 



RALPH PRATOR 
U. of Colorado (Colo. Alpha) '29 

appointment in August, 1940, of Ralph 
Prator (Colo. Alpha '29) as Executive Secre- 
tary for the Associated Alumni of the Uni- 
versity. 

Ralph, more popularly known as "Gus," 
returned to the University after several years 
of vocational work, coaching and study, to re- 
sume duties at a school where he made a 
name for himself as an athlete and student. 

He came to Colorado University from 
Brighton, Colorado, and immediately set out 
on an athletic career, playing football on 
some great Colorado teams, and pitching the 
varsity baseball nine to a number of cham- 



Vivian L. Page Gubernatorial 
Candidate in Virginia 

The political tom toms are beating in Vir- 
ginia. The Old Dominion is preparing to 
select another Chief Executive. Norfolk's 
natty Senator, Vivian L. Page, Washington 
and Lee (Va. Epsilon), is a candidate for 
that office. 

Senator Page was born in Norfolk on June 1, 
1894, the fourth of eight children. He was edu- 
cated in the public schools of Norfolk and was 
graduated from Maury High School there in 1911. 
He entered Washington and Lee University that 
fall, taking academic work and studying law. He 
finished the latter course in 1916, but had passed 
the Virginia State Bar examination at 21 in 1915. 
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in 1916 and began the practice of law with his 
father, Ivor A. Page, Sr., and two brothers, the 
late Judge Reginald J. B. Page and Ivor A. 
Page, Jr., now no longer in the law partnership. 

He has been practicing law ever since. His 
brother, Ivor A. Page, Jr., served one term in 
the House of Delegates just ahead of him. He 
first was elected to the House in 1923, but took 
office in January, 1924, and was continuously re- 
elected until he moved over to occupy one of 
Norfolk's two seats in the State Senate in 1935. 

He served on many important committees in the 
House and also has held and holds important 
committee assignments in the Senate. 

He married Miss Annie E. Miller, of Norfolk, 
in 1916, and has one child, Walter A. Page, now 
a senior law student at the University of Virginia 
and already admitted to the practice of law. 

He has been quite a "joiner" of fraternal orders. 



for he is a member of Atlantic Lodge, No. 2, 
A.F.&M., Norfolk Lodge No. 38, B.P.O.E., 
Knights of Pythias and the Fraternal Order of 
Eagles. 

He is a member of Christ and St. Luke's Episco- 
pal Church in Norfolk. 

With the editorial writers of the State re- 
minding the voters that "He can't be pushed 
around," or "The one thing about the Nor- 
folk Senator which always attracts attention 
and brings shudders to his opponents is his 
fearlessness in all matters political," a color- 
ful campaign seems assured. 

Vivian Page is able. He is experienced. 
He is, as indicated, politically fearless. He'd 
make a good governor. 



NATIONAL INTERFRATERNITY CONFERENCE 

(Continued from page 195) 



Theta Pi, made a plea for putting public discussion 
on a higher plane, free from personal abuse and 
villification so that the best and most capable men 
will engage in political affairs. He also declared 
in the course of his address that it is as necessary 
for America to give aid to Britain as to build 
armaments for itself. 

"The fraternal spirit in America," he said, "is 
a functioning of the democratic process. In the 
college fraternities men learn to discuss without 
acrimony, to reform without vindictiveness, and to 
live with each other in peace and accord for the 



accomplishment of a unified spirit. 

"You who have lived together in fraternity 
houses and know what it is to live together and 
to arrive at conclusions under circumstances where 
the spirit of good fellowship still lives, I ask you 
to join in elevating the level of American public 
discussion so that America may play its true part 
in this historic and all-determining time in the 
world's history." 

Chairman L. G. Balfour, and L. B. Nichols, of 
the F.B.I, staff, were other speakers on the Con- 
ference program. 



Attention 
Sig Ep 

SalLoti 
Matlnai 

THE FRATERNITY is anxious to keep up with WHERE YOU ARE and WHAT YOU ARE 
DOING. Send the facts (and a snap showing that new uniform) to the Editor of the 
"Journal," Box 782, Lexington, Virginia. 

Indicate, please, whether or not you'd like the "Journal" to follow you or continue going 
to your home address. 

F. JAMES BARNES, II 
"Journal" Editor 




• Note Sigma Phi Epsilon badge worn on lapei as was 
customary in 1901. 



Heretofore unpublished photograph of five 
of the Founders (left to right) : Rev. Dr. Rob- 
ert Alfred McFarland, Rev. Richard Spurgeon 
Owens, Thomas Temple Wright, Rev. Wil- 
liam Hugh Carter,* Grand Secretary William 
L. Phillips 



H/itk tka 0umnl . 



Denver 

Following a swell Founders' Day banquet, the 
Denver alums elected Tom Herbert, president, 
Fred Bunger, vice-president, and Lou Telle, secre- 
tary and treasurer. A new constitution was adopted 
and bigger and better things were planned and 
carried out. 

Fred Bunger, as program chairman, has been do- 
ing a good job and about twenty-five boys have 
been attending the noon luncheons at the Denver 
Tea Room each Friday. 

Chet Schrepferman, All-American 16-Ietterman 
at C.U. is out trying to win the attendance award 
from Ray Weoner, Charles Patch and Warren 
Culver who have battled it out in previous years. 

Guest speakers at the luncheons have included 
the D. U. coaches before the big game and C.U. 
coaches after the big game, with the pictures that 
"show" who won the game.'.' 

Brothers Cecil Gunson, with the Denver Sewer- 
age Disposal plant. District Judge, Henry S. 
Lindsley, and Professor Russel Ewing of Denver 
University have all contributed some swell enter- 
taining and enlightening talks. Mr. Breternitz's talk 
on "Propaganda" was entertaining and plenty en- 
lightening. Some of the Sig Eps have about 
decided to take Brother Ewing's advice and use 
Breternitz's propaganda and get Judge Lindsley 
to help and send some of the political mess down 
for Gunson to run through his disposal plant. 
If any of the Sig Eps are interested in this move, 
just come up to the luncheon and get the low 
down. 

A big Sig Ep Square Dance at Glendale Grange 
is scheduled for February 21 to get the social 
functions on the move. 

A Valentine luncheon with the lady-friends as 
guests is planned for February 14. 

Thursday, February 13, the Sig Ep alums tackle 
the Kappa Sig Alums. The Kappa Sigs have been 
practicing, so they should be awful tired and I 
predict a victory for the Sig Eps — as usual. Brother 
Lester Beihl who "graduated" from Mines is to 
blame for anything that happens on the athletic 
program. 

The Denver alums think the directory was a 
swell attempt and a lot of hard work, but it 
sure shows little co-operation. How about trying 
again soon? Out of about 400 alums in Denver, 
about 200 have been more or less active within 
the last two years. 

Louis Telk, Secretary 

Louisville 

The Louisville Alumni Association is up and do- 
ing again. After several years of inactivity the as- 
sociation held a reorganization meeting at the Ca- 



nary Cottage on January 21. Elected to office were: 
Richard Boyd, Kentucky Alpha, president; Edward 
Crady, Kentucky Alpha, vice-president; Albert 
Wathen, Kentucky Alpha, secretary-treasurer; and 
Albert Markham, Indiana Alpha, sergeant-at-arms. 

The occasion was made especially pleasurable by 
the attendance of Founder Carter Ashton Jenkins, 
Virginia Alpha, who reminisced interestingly of the 
old days at Virginia Alpha; and Journal Editor 
Jimmy Barnes who undertook to give a bird's eye 
view of the State of the Fraternity. 

In addition to these there were some fifteen 
other Sig Eps present. 

Four Louisville Sig Eps are now in the United 
States Army: Captain Elmer N. Carrell, N.C. Epsi- 
lon, Camp Shelby, Miss.; Captain Allen Carrell, 
Illinois Alpha, Camp Shelby, Miss.; Lieutenant 
William Gatoff, Kentucky Alpha, Camp Shelby, 
Miss.; and Captain (Chaplain) Albert C. Wild- 
man, N.C. Epsilon, Camp Jackson, Miss. 

Lieutenant Charles E. Zung, Md. Alpha, has re- 
cently come to Louisville wlrere he is stationed at 
Bowman Field. 

R. Graham White 

New York 

Two functions highlighted the November social 
calendar of the New York Alumni chapter: 

On November 29 the thirty Sig Eps who 
later attended the Interfraternity Conference ban- 
quet at the Commodore were accorded a bit of 
before-dinner hospitality at the N.Y.U. chapter 
house. 

And on November 30 a sizeable group of 
alumni attended the New York U.-Fordham foot- 
ball game, returning to the chapter house for 
dinner and a grand dance that lasted until well 
into the morning. 

The New Year was welcomed with the annual 
New Year's Eve Formal, also held at the chapter 
house. At this function the music was furnished 
by Sig Ep's own Wally Butcher, New York U. 
(N.Y. Gamma), '40, and his "Melodic Quintette." 

In the offing is the Spring Reunion to be held 
Friday evening, February 14, and to include a ban- 
quet at the Hotel Lincoln, attendance of the 
N.Y.U. -Notre Dame basketball game at Madison 
Square Garden, and after the game bridge at the 
Lincoln. 

Major undertaking of the year will be the 
celebration of New York Gamma's Tenth Anni- 
versary in which all New York Sig Eps will be 
asked to participate. The program will be climaxed 
with a banquet at an uptown hotel late in the 
Spring. 

Notices will be posted early in April. Watch 
your mail. 

Robert W. Kelly, Secretary 

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TULANE (Louisiana Alpha) Undergraduate-Alumni Banquet, Decennber II, 1940. Seated (L. to R.): P. B. 
Nations. N. B. Knoepfler, Wm. Curry. Al. Justrabo, W. D. Pierce. J. D. Haverkamp, Foster Wimberly. 
Standing (L. to R.): Everett Arnoult. Paul Malone. Lee Lottinger. Jr., F. R. Barnard. Jr., J. Chalmers 
Herman, Paul Koren. Mac Davidson. Malcolm Arnoult, Charles Bosch. 



Portland 

Small but enthusiastic meetings of the Port- 
land, Ore., alumni chapter have been held this 
winter with bigger attendances in the ofEng. 
President Jim Hannam, Ore. Alpha, has quite a 
program under way. 

At the February 7 meeting it was decided to 
invite a group of Sig Eps at Salem, the state's 
capital, to attend the next meeting. Ruel Chandlee, 



Vancouver, Wash., promised to bring a gang 
from across the Columbia river. 

A door prize also will be offered as an at- 
tendance incentive. 

A report on Oregon Beta was given by two un- 
dergraduates, Perry Huffman and Hurbert Wil- 
liamson. They reported 32 men living in the 
house "and 33 eating there." 

Richard H. Syring, Historian 



ALABAMA ALPHA— ALABAMA POLY- 
TECHNIC INSTITUTE 

Harold Cockrell is working for DuPont in New 
Albany, Ind. 

Carl Adamson is working in Silverhill, New 
Albany, Ind. 

Joseph Ware, a recent graduate in textile en- 
gineering, was elected to membership in Phi Psi, 
honorary textile fraternity. He took CAA training 
at A.P.I, last year and was the first to finish sec- 
ondary training at A.P.I. Joe will enter Randolph 
Field Feb. 15 at a flying cadet. 

ARKANSAS ALPHA— UNIVERSITY OF 
ARKANSAS 
Thomas B. Greer is treating engineer for Dowell 
Inc. (Oil Well Chemical Service Co.), and is sta- 
tioned at Salem, 111. His address is Box 292. 



COLORADO ALPHA— UNIVERSITY OF 
COLORADO 

Dr. Kenneth Sawyer, of Denver; Dr. Edward 
P. Fee, of Arvada, Colo. ; and Dr. Robert Richards, 
'31, of Fort Morgan, are "tops" in their respective 
localities — all graduated from Colorado University 
Medical School. 

Stevens Park Kinney, '30; Albert S. Isbill; and 
Frederick W. Harding, '31, all active alumni, have 
forged to the top in the law business in Denver. 
Stewart Shafer, '33, is getting the right start 
and going up the ladder in the same profession. 

COLORADO BETA— UNIVERSITY OF 
DENVER 

George W. Atkinson, '16, has had several pro- 
motions with Great Western Sugar Company and 
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this last season. His home is in Fort Lupton, Colo. 
Joe L. Michaelsen, '36, has won an appointment 
in Gail Ireland's attorney general's office. 

COLORADO DELTA— COLORADO SCHOOL 
OF MINES 



Otto Eastlond, Jr 
Okla. 



left Feb. 28 for Fort Sill, 



DELAWARE ALPHA— UNIVERSITY OF 
DELAWARE 

Dr. James W. Kelly, '35, is attending Duke 
and studying surgery. 

Eddie Anderson, captain of last year's basketball 
team, is captaining Goldey College's basketball 
team which to date has not lost a game. 

Mr. and Mrs. Victor P. Brennan, of Rock Manor, 
Wilmington, Del., have announced the engage- 
ment of their daughter to William Backus, Jr., '39. 
Bill is associated with the DuPont Co. in Seaford, 
Del. 

Charles Sharpless was among the 231 cadets 
who recently graduated from the Air Corps Ad- 
vanced Flying School at Kelley Field, Tex. He re- 
ceived a commission as a 2nd Lt. in the U. S. Air 
Corps. Lt. Sharpless is now stationed at McCord 
Field, Washington. His engagement to Patricia 
Wilson of Newark has been announced, the wed- 
ding to take place in the spring. 

Lt. Wally Baker and Lt. John Healy are sta- 
tioned at Fort Hancock, N.J., and recently visited 
the Delaware Alpha chapter house. 

GEORGIA ALPHA— GEORGIA SCHOOL OF 
TECHNOLOGY 

Ensign Harvey West, '35, has been called to 
active duty by the Navy. 

Second Lt. Thomas Hill, '39, volunteed and is 
now a member of the Coast Artillery Corps. 



Harry Ellerbe, an actor on the Broadway stage, 
attended a pledge party while visiting Atlanta 
recently. 

ILLINOIS ALPHA— UNIVERSITY OF 
ILLINOIS 

Major Richmond T. Battey, '27, has been or- 
dered to extended active duty with the army and 
has been on detail at the Wisconsin Military Area 
Headquarters, Milwaukee, as Infantry Instructor, 
since October. His address is P.O. Box 1830, Mil- 
waukee, Wis. 

Joseph B. Tiffany, Jr., '32, has been employed 
for the past eight years at the U. S. Waterways 
Experiment Station, a Government Institution con- 
cerned with studying the hydraulics and soil me- 
chanics problems met by the Corps of Engineers 
of the Army in its work in connection with the 
rivers and harbors of the U.S. Recently the station 
has taken on a number of assignments which have 
to do with the national defense measures. Joe's 
rating is that of "Engineer," and his position that 
of civilian executive assistant to the Army officer 
in charge of the station. 

James F. Mehren, '38, is State Radio Consult- 
ant for the National Youth Administration branch 
of the FSA for the state of Illinois. 

William T. Pascoe, Jr., '40, is designing boats 
for the Lexington Ship Building Company, Orange, 
Tex. 

Maurice A. Cattani, '40, is teaching agriculture 
in the high school at Pocahontas, 111. 

Albert L. Sautter, '38, has a position with Gen- 
eral Motors Acceptance Corp. in East St. Louis. 

KANSAS GAMMA— UNIVERSITY OF 
KANSAS 

Edward W. Fisher is Chief Electrical Engineer 
for Brookley Field, Mobile, Ala. His address is 
1551 S. Washington. 




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MISSISSIPPI ALPHA— UNIVERSITY OF 

MISSISSIPPI 
Mack T. Blackwood, '38, has a position with 
the Wear-Ever Aluminum Co. and is located in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

MISSISSIPPI BETA— MISSISSIPPI STATE 
COLLEGE 

James P. Bolton, '40, is connected with the 
Purchasing Department of A. H. Guion Construc- 
tion Co. which is doing work at Camp Shelby, 
Hattiesburg, Miss. 

Malcolm Wadlington, '40, is helping manage 
his father's farm at Sledge, Miss. 

Wayne Broome, '40, is residing at 2510 Broad- 
way, Little Rock, Ark. 

Vernon Langston, '38, lives at 1087 Linden Ave., 
Memphis, Tenn. 

P. Bruce Nations, '38, is spending the month of 
February at the University of Kentucky and doing 
special service work at Kentucky Alpha. 

Lt. Ward Dille, '40, is located at Coast Artillery 
Headquarters, Boringuen Field, P.R. 

MISSOURI ALPHA— UNIVERSITY OF 
MISSOURI 

Leslie H. Rice, '28, became president of the 
McAlester, Okla., Lions Club on Jan. 2, 1941. As 
first vice-president he succeeded to the presidency 
by a vacancy created when a business promotion 
took the regularly elected president to another 
city. For the past seven years Rice has been secre- 
tary-treasurer and business manager of the Mc- 
Alester Democrat, a home town newspaper. 

Robert W. Broeg, '41, is with the Associated 
Press, Jefferson City, Mo., where he is covering 
the current session of the Missouri legislature. 

Walter J. Strattman, '38, is chemical analyst at 
the Titanium Paint and Pigment Co., St. Louis. 

James L. Coss, Jr., is treating engineer for Dow- 
ell Incorporated (Oil Well Chemical Service Co.) 
and is stationed at Salem, 111. His address is Box 
292. 

MONTANA ALPHA— MONTANA STATE 
UNIVERSITY 

Carl E. Rankin is an officer at Lowry Field, 
Denver, Colo. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE ALPHA— DARTMOUTH 
COLLEGE 

Arthur E. Koeppel, Jr., '38, recently completed 
a Naval Training Cruise for the V7 rating. 

NEW JERSEY ALPHA— STEVENS INSTITUTE 
OF TECHNOLOGY 

Erwin Wippermann, '40, met with an unfortunate 
accident when he crushed his hand in a punch 
press. However, he is recovering rapidly, according 
to the six brothers who visited him in the hospital, 
and he will soon be back on the job making guns 
and shells for Uncle Sam. 

Danny Hoth, '35, is a research engineer in 
acoustic problems with the Bell Telephone Labora- 
tories in New York. 

Walt Steinmann, '21, was in charge of the ar- 



rangements for the 38th Annual Stevens Alumni 
Dinner held at the Hotel Astor, N.Y.C. Over 600 
alumni turned out to hear Admiral Clark H. Wood- 
ward speak. 

Matthew Bilyk, '36, is an instructor at Georgia 
School of Technology, Atlanta, Ga. 

Richard Goldrick, '38, has joined the Engineer- 
ing staff of Gibbs and Cox, New York naval archi- 
tects. 

Arthur Winter, '34. is with the Wright Aero- 
nautical Corporation, Paterson, N.J., where he is 
a special research engineer in radio interference 
problems. 

NEW YORK ALPHA— SYRACUSE 
UNIVERSITY 

R. Marcus Dick, '37, 1st Lt. Inf., for the past 
four months has been on one year's extended active 
duty stationed at Fort Benning, Ga., and attached 
to the Staff and Faculty. His address 2436V2 Marion 
St., Columbus, Ga. 

NEW YORK DELTA— RENSSELAER 
POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE 

Arthur P. Paine, "40, is at the Naval Aircraft 
Factory, Philadelphia. 

Edward Drake, '40, is a ballistic engineer at 
the Tennessee Powder Co., Millington, Tenn. 

Elbert H. Van Houten, '40, is in Co. L. 2nd 
Battalion, R.R.C., Fort Dix, N.J. 

John Bonner, '38, is attending the University 
of Rochester. 

Donald G. Wilson, '38, is an instructor at Rens- 
selaer Polytechnic Institute. 

NORTH CAROLINA GAMMA— DUKE 
UNIVERSITY 

Thomas A. Banks, '22, an attorney, has been 
appointed secretary to Governor Brighton of North 
Carolina. He is located at Garner, N.C. 

OKLAHOMA ALPHA— OKLAHOMA 

AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL 

COLLEGE 

W. Doyle Miller was recently transferred from 
Seminole, Okla., to Houston, Tex., as district man- 
ager for Dowell Incorporated. His address is 4138 
Bellaire Blvd., Houston, Tex. 

OREGON ALPHA— OREGON STATE 
COLLEGE 

Channing B. Emberson, '40, completed his basic 
flight training at Randolph Field, Tex., and was 
graduated during Christmas week. 

William Morse, '40, has been called to Camp 
Murray, Wash., for a year's active duty in the 
army. 

Frederick Joehnke, '40, received a fellowship and 
is working for a Master's Degree in Agricultural 
Economics at the University of Illinois. 

Kenneth W. Smith, '40, is spending a year at 
New York University on a fellowship in Secretarial 
Science. 

Doug Martin, '40, is employed by the American 
Gas Association at their laboratories in Cleveland, 
Ohio. 

Raymond Bennett, '37, is a ranger in the U. S. 



Forest Service, and is stationed in Colorado. Ray 
has taken a three months' leave to study at the 
University of Oregon for a term. 

PENNSYLVANIA KAPPA— BUCKNELL 
UNIVERSITY 

Lester McDowell, ex-'40, has received his com- 
mission as Ensign in the U. S. Naval Reserve and 
is attached to the U.S.S. Louisville. 

PENNSYLVANIA LAMBDA— WESTMINSTER 
COLLEGE 

Lieut. Harry Shoup, '40, graduated and received 
his commission from the U. S. Army Flying School 
Feb. 7, 1941. 

PENNSYLVANIA ETA— PENNSYLVANIA 
STATE COLLEGE 

Bonner H. Robinson, '40, is employed by Dun 
and Bradstreet, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

PENNSYLVANIA DELTA— UNIVERSITY OF 

PENNSYLVANIA 

William W. Hindman, Jr., '39, is working for 
John Wanamaker. He has just concluded a months 
vacation spent in Florida and Cuba. 

Donald J. Keiser, '40, was the first member of 
his class to be called in the interest of national 
defense. 

Karl L. Gretz, '38, is a 1st Lieut, in the Quarter- 
master's Corps and serves as an instructor in 
Philadelphia. 

Robert L. Lloyd, "39, is employed by the Hart- 
ford Accident and Indemnity Co., in Nashville, 
Tenn. 

Frederick J. Wolf is assistant director of the 
Buffalo Airport, Buffalo, N.Y. 

Brenner E. Smith, '39, has a job with Sears 
Roebuck Co., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

UTAH ALPHA— UTAH STATE 
AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

Captain E. M. McLaughlin, Salt Lake City, Utah, 
former Comptroller of the Utah Alumni Associa- 
tion, and a Reserve Officer in the U. S. Army, has 



Right: With N. J. Alpha Alumni 

ALUMNI initiated by Stevens Institute of Technology 
(New Jersey Alpha) December 16, 1940 (L. to R.): 
Henry J. Steeneck, '21; F. M. Van Voorhees, "23; 
Edward A. Otocka, '35; Edward G. Polster, "33; 
Eugene B. Geh. '25. 

Brothers Otocka, Polster, and Steeneck, Stevens 
Engineers all, examine the one-lung model engine 
with which New Jersey Alphan Tom Dalton has been 
experimenting for some months. 

Two bottom pictures — the New Jersey Alpha 
Alumni Board (L to R.): Edward J. Haien, '34, sec- 
retary; Howard P. Smith, '12, president; Albert L. 
Wescott, 'II, vice president. Below: Kenneth J. 
Moser, '28, treasurer; Alvin M. Stock, '22; Prof. 
Arthur J. Weston, chapter adviser; A. Harold Peters, 




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PENN STATE (Pa. 
Eta) Alumni Board 
and Grand Chapter 
Officers, front row 
(L to R.): Donald P. 
Day, secretary; Char- 
les R. Gies, president; 
William L Phillips, 
grand secretary; L 
M. Burlcholder, assist- 
ant to the grand sec- 
retary. Back row (L 
to R.): Harry Hoeh- 
ler; Paul E. Gies, 
former chapter presi- 
dent: Robert H. 
Carey, chapter ad- 
viser; George M. D. 
Richards, treasurer. 



reported at Philadelphia, Pa., for active duty. 
Mac's plans include a visit to Washington, D.C., 
where he intends to visit Doyle Rees, former 
President of the Utah Alumni Association, who has 
been attending George Washington University's 
School of Law during the past three years. 

Dean Hall, Utah Alpha, '40, has accepted a high 
school coaching position at Georgetown, Idaho. 

Ray Randall, Utah Alpha, '35, is teaching mathe- 
matics and physics at South Cache High School in 
Hyrum, Utah. 

Rodney C. Schow, Utah Alpha, '35, is serving 
as an instructor at the Utah State Industrial School, 
Ogden, Utah. 

Conrad Toone, Utah Alpha, '38, after graduating, 
served as a Swiss cheese manufacturer in Grace, 
Idaho, until the fall of 1938, when he enrolled at 
the University of Wisconsin as a graduate student. 
In June of 1939, he was awarded an M.S. degree 
by that institution. He is now employed as chief of 
the Wheeler Cheese Corporation's laboratory in 
Wisconsin. Con reports that he receives his Sig 
Ep Journal regularly, but that he received a mis- 
deal when the Directory Issue of the Journal was 
handed out. 

Lyle E. Holmgren, Utah Alpha, '36; DeLoras 
W. Harris, Utah Alpha, '37; and Sterling W. 
Schow, Utah Alpha, '39, are in the employment 
of the Utah State Office, Agricultural Adjustment 
Administration, Logan, Utah. 

Louis Elbert Heaton, Utah Alpha, '37, after 
graduation, attended for one year the University 
of California under an Agricultural Economics Fel- 
lowship with that institution. In the spring of 

1938, he became a Rural Rehabilitation Supervisor 
in the employment of the Farm Security Admin- 
istration with headquarters in Visalia, Qilif. Feb., 

1939, brought a message which called "Eb " to the 
Farm Security Administration's Regional Office 
there to act in the capacity of Assistant Regional 
Collection Adviser. 



At a later date, Elbert was appointed Regional 
Farm Management Specialist over Region Nine. 

Karl E. Ward is working for the Austin Con- 
struction Co., Tongue Point, Ore., where they are 
building a Naval Air Base. His address is 4 Ne- 
halem Ave., Astoria, Ore. 

New officers of the Utah Alumni Association of 
Sig Ep are: Lyle E. Holmgren, president; Charles 
Quinn, vice-president; Sterling W. Schow, secre- 
tary; Russell Guy Lewis, association treasurer; and 
De Loras W. Harris, comptroller. 

VERMONT BETA— MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE 

Kenneth M. Kinsey, '39, is with the American 
Brass Company of Buffalo, N.Y., where he is 
associated with the technical department in the 
capacity of inspector of final surface quality on 
cartridge brass. His address is 25 Hamilton Ave., 
Kenmore, N.Y. 

VIRGINIA ETA— UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA 

Gerald A. Donnelly's engagement to Jane Fran- 
ces Redmond, of Yonkers, N.Y., has been an- 
nounced. 



WASHINGTON ALPHA— WASHINGTON 
STATE COLLEGE 

John Bailor, '40, is employed by Westinghouse 
in Schenectady, N.Y. 

Lyle Calvin, '40, is a lieutenant in the U. S. Army 
and is stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash. 

Roland Murray, '40, is working for his father's 
auto company at Clallam Bay, Wash. 

Lawrence F. Newman, '40, is doing graduate 
work at the University of Washington. 

Jack Hitchcock, '40, is teaching in the high 
school at Mason City, Wash., which is the site 
of the famous Grand Coulee Dam. 



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WISCONSIN ALPHA— LAWRENCE COLLEGE 

Henry Johnson, '40, is attending the graduate 
school of medicine at the University of Michigan. 

Jack Bodilly, '40, is enrolled in the Harvard 
Business School. 

Glen Lockery, '40, is doing graduate work at 
the Lawrence College Conservatory of Music. 

Warren Hovland, '40, is attending the Boston 
Theological Seminary. 

Robert Stocker, '40, is in the graduate school 
of Business at the University of Michigan. 



Edward Hahn, '40, is in the ground division of 
the U. S. Air Corps. 

Stan Cole, '40, is working for the Employers 
Mutual Insurance Co. in Chicago. 

Bill Masterson, '40, has joined the U. S. Coast 
Guard. 

Charles Larsen, '38, is doing graduate work at 
the University of Wisconsin. 

Don Neverman, '40, is working for the Texaco 
Co. in Marinette, Wis. 



i/ttal Vata . . . 



Marriages 



Harold Vaughan Hatchings, Ensign U. S. Navy, 
California Alpha, '38, to Jane Elizabeth Gwynne, 
Jan. 22, 1941, St. Clement's Church, Honolulu. 

Charles W. Brunton, Colorado Beta, '31, to 
Maxine Hammond, Dec. 28, 1940. At home, 1450 
Franklin! St., Denver, Colo. 

Roy H. Rickus, Colorado Beta, '34, to Caroline 
Mattern, Sigma Kappa, Dec. 25, 1940, St. Bar- 
nabas' Episcopal Church, Denver, Colo. 

Kenneth R. Hodges, Colorado Gamma, '40, to 
Edna Steinmark. 

William G. Krueger, Colorado Gamma, to Jessie 
O'Brien, Aug. 1940. 

William A. Trimble, Colorado Gamma, '41, to 
Leslie Sackett, Aug., 1940. 

Joseph B. Tiffany, Jr., Illinois Alpha, '32, to 
Margaret O'Quinn, Sept. 4, 1940, at Leland, Miss. 
At home, Vicksburg, Miss. 

Charles M. Mutter, Illinois Alpha, '38 to Lucille 
Schafer, Oct. 12, 1940. 

James W. Du Molin, Illinois Alpha, '39, to Lor- 
raine Lindeman, Sept., 1940. 



Thorwald Christenson, Illinois Alpha, '40, to 
Charlotte Lee Garett, Nov. 21, 1940. 

Richard Kucera, Illinois Alpha, '40, to Betty 
Neher, Dec, 1940. 

Lt. Henry C. Allen, Mississippi Alpha, to Ruth 
Nettles, Dec. 7, 1940, Jackson, Miss. At home, 
Meridian, Miss. 

Mack T. Blackwood, Mississippi Alpha, '39, to 
Jauweice Naron McDonald, February 10, 1941, in 
Drew. At home, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Thomas B. Worley, Mississippi Beta, '40, to 
Dorothy Lee Galtney, Feb. 8, 1941, in Washing- 
ton, D.C. At home, 121 Carolina St., Washington, 
DC. 

Leslie H. Rice, Missouri Alpha, '28, to Esther 
Brown, Alpha Phi, in Kansas City, Mo., July 11, 
1931. 

Dr. Edgar Rhuel Hyde, Jr., New Hampshire, 
'36, to Margaret Miller, July 6, 1940, Turners Falls, 
Mass. 

Erwin George Palmer, New York Alpha, '34, 
to Catherine Whitney, Nov. 21, 1940, Oswego, 
N.Y. 

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HE NOW pounds a 
typewriter instead of 
a pulpit and writes 
news releases instead 
of sermons. Rev. Dr. 
Ralph Stoody, Ohio 
Wesleyan (Ohio Ep- 
silon) "17, former 
New England pastor, 
now Director of the 
Commission on Public 
Information of the 
Methodist Church, an 
office created at last 
Spring's quadrennial 
general conference of 
this now largest Prot- 
estant denomination. 
His office is at 150 
Fifth Avenue, New 
York City, with 
branches in Chicago 
and Nashville. 





SIG EP 
FOOTBALL 
CHAMPS 



A 



labama Poly (Alabama Alpha) SigEp chap- 
ter football team wins Intramural championship. 
Above, reserves watch the Sig Ep-AU Star Char- 
ity game. Below, Alabama Alpha president Ted 
Wright (right) receives trophy from Poly Inter- 
fraternity Council President. 



"The Wotldo^ tke lln<let^t&<i5 . . . 



Alabama Alpha 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute 

Pledges: Everette Harwell, Birmingham; Roger 
Smith; Neal Smith, Wetumka; Jack Williams, 
Llanerch, Pa.; B. M. Clark, Auburn; William Van 
Dyke; Robert Horner, Birmingham; Pete Davis, 
Mobile; Marshall Edmonson, Montgomery. 

SiG Ep Visitors: C. F. Brown, '33; W. Huxley 
Carter, '16; T. B. De Loach, '31 ; Earl M. Fleming, 
"31; J. R. Hubbard, Jr., '38; Dave Stander, "31; 
R. G. Brice, Andrew Curlee, '39; Lyde McAllister, 
Oglesley Brown, '27; Mark Wilkins, Harry Camp- 
bell, '39; Bill Skidmore, Lem Edmonson, '40; 
Gibson Etchison, '40; William Cook, '40; Carl 
Adamson, '40. 

Activities: Since last report to the Journal we 
have completed interfraternity football. We de- 
feated the ATOs in the final game, thus winning 
the winners' cup. This game was followed two 
weeks later by a match between us and the inter- 
fraternity all-stars composed of outstanding men 
from all fraternities. 

The interfraternity pledge dance originated last 
year by Bob Farrell was repeated this year with 
Pledge James Montgomery as chairman. It is be- 
lieved this dance will become an annual affair. 

Social activities include preparations for our 
annual dance which will be held on the weekend of 
Feb. 14. Plans are as follows: dance Friday night 
carried out in the usual Valentine Ball theme. This 
will be followed by a buffet breakfast. The follow- 
ing Saturday morning we will entertain with a 
house dance. Weekend activities will come to a 
close with a barbecue Saturday afternoon and night. 

Alabama Beta 
University of Alabama 

California Alpha 
University of California 

California Beta 

University of Southern California 

Colorado Alpha 
University of Colorado 

Colorado Beta 
University of Denver 

Pledges: Charles Ashe, Denver; Robert Grants 
Denver; Gordon Harvey, Denver; Frank Hunter 
Strasburg; Fred Kelly, Rawlins, Wyo.; Jack Mc- 
Coy, Denver; William Parker, Sheridan, Wyo. 
Philip Starr, Cedaredge; Donald Wickham, Den 
ver. 

Initiates: Hugh Callaway, Pueblo; Ray Easley, 
Denver; Thomas Hardin, Baldwin; William Craft, 
Denver; Don Logan, Denver; Robert Lugar, Den- 
ver; John T. Lynch, Denver; Herbert Perry, 
Brighton; Charles Pitkin, Denver; George Roberts, 
Denver; Harry Rutherford; Donald Sandburg, 
Denver; Arthur Trace, Denver; William Walker, 
Denver. 



SiG Ep Visitors: Assistant to Grand Secretary 
Marshall Burkholder. 

Activities: The chapter was greatly enlarged 
by a successful rushing season. The house had been 
thoroughly cleaned and repaired. New linoleum 
was laid in the kitchen and a new attachable vic- 
trola had been purchased for the house. Our touch 
football team won, not only the fraternity cham- 
pionship, but the University intramural champion- 
ship as well in an undefeated, unscored-upon sea- 
son. Our victory over the Independent champions 
for the school title was the first fraternity victory 
in some years on our campus. Five of our players 
placed on the first all-star intramural team. In the 
annual Twilight Sing we were awarded second 
place, competing against other fraternities on the 
campus. Numerous house dances and an enjoyable 
"hard times" party have been given. The annual 
fall formal held at the Wellshire Country Club 
was a great success. Newly elected officers are: 
Jack Rugg, president; Donald Sandburg, vice- 
president; George Roberts, secretary; Charles Har- 
vey, comptroller; William Craft, sergeant-at-arms ; 
Charles Pitkin, historian. 

Colorado Gamma 
Colorado State College 

Pledges: Robert Davis, Grand Junction; Lee 
Eldred, Greeley; Douglas Stewart, Rocky Ford; 
John Weihing, Rocky Ford; George Rober, Jules- 
burg; Ted Elkins, Pueblo. 

SiG Ep Visitors: Ernie Field, '37; Jack French, 
'37; Dexter Lillie, '39; Peter Engle, '40; Bruce 
Engle, '41; Vernon Johnson, '41; Gordon Winn, 
'38; Ray French, '29; Clark Alford, '17; Bill Dak- 
in, '41; Harry Ferguson, '41; Walter Hurley, '18; 
Harry Scott, '21; Jack Clevenger, '36; Charles 
Lumley, '40; Bill Kreuger, '41; Ernie Campbell, 
'34; John Hoerner, '20; Ralph Weihing, '30; Har- 
vey Morlan, '41; Harvey Looper, '15; Charles 
Schaap, '18, all of Colorado Gamma. 

Activities: Colorado Gamma does it again! 
Our touchball team started the ball rolling this fall 
by sweeping aside all competition to win the intra- 
mural and interfraternity championships. We tied 
one game and won all the rest. Our next achieve- 
ment came when we won the distinction of having 
the best decorated house for Homecoming. Our 
theme consisted of a theater front advertising the 
"Harry Hughes Production with a Touchdown 
Parade." Our "State" theater was lighted up and 
ready for the feature attraction after winning our 
Homecoming game. 

Our next master feat came when we placed the 
most men in the intramural efficiency test. The 
teams consisted of ten men from each fraternity 
and Colorado Gamma placed eight out of ten. 
The following week we climbed higher up the 
intramural ladder by winning the free-throw con- 
test. Bud Grauberger was high point man of the 
contest, dropping in thirty-seven out of fifty shots 
from the free throw line. Basketball is now under 
way and we have won two preliminary games with 
rival teams. We have lost one game in basketball 
out of the last thirty-seven games played covering 

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HOMECOMING DECORATIONS 
Colorado State (Colo. Gamma). 

a period of the last five years. This year's team is 
as strong or stronger than previous teams. The 
main team players include: Dick Montfort, John 
Beasley, Ted Elkins, Speck Larkins, Dick Mills, 
Carl Luft, Kenneth Murphy, Bob Tippen, Bud 
Taylor, Chuck Painter, Mark Guffy, Bob Olde- 
meyer, George Rober, Russell Lowe, Sam Likens, 
and Ike Ramsay. The team is managed by varsity 
lettermen, Bus Bergman and Red Eastlack. 

Four Sig Eps play on the varsity basketball team. 
They are: Bus Bergman, Red Eastlack, Bud Grau- 
berger, and Irvin Ferguson. Morris Finkner 
wrestles on the varsity wrestling team in the one 
hundred twenty-eight pound class. 

Three active members of the Colorado National 
Guard, l68th Field Artillery, leave for Camp For- 
rest, in Tennessee, February 24. They are: Ser- 
geants Ben Mechling and Lloyd Ford and Corporal 
Laurie Ramsay. 

Paul Roberts, Colorado Delta, is attending school 
here at Fort Collins, and is living at the house now. 

Colorado Gamma celebrated its twenty-fifth an- 
niversary at the chapter house on December 8. 
About fifty alums returned for a huge turkey din- 
ner and to renew old acquaintances and to make 
new ones. 

Colorado Delta 

Colorado School of Mines 

Delaware Alpha 
University of Delaware 

Pledges: Lee Baer, Georgetown; David Funk, 
Wilmington; Richard Gotwalls, Wilmington; 
Thomas Griffin, Newark; Thomas Ingram, New- 
ark; Ralph Newman, Miami Beach, Fla.; John 



McDowell, Wilmington; Gordon Wilson, Media, 
Pa.; Henry Winchester, Wilmington. 

Initiates: Carl Allen, Hastings-on-Hudson, 
N.Y. ; Benjamin Crescenzi, Wilmington; Dallas 
Reutter, Wilmington; Richard McNett, Newark; 
Henry Wilson, Lewis. 

Sig Ep Visitors: Walter G. Fly, District Gov- 
ernor; James C. Truss, '15; Dr. C. C. Palmer, Dr. 
James Kelly, '35 ; Lt. Wally Baker, Lt. John Healy, 
Lt. Sam Arnold. 

Activities: More than fifty Sig Eps attended a 
dinner in honor of our pledges at Monferoni's 
Restaurant this month. State Tax Commissioner 
James P. Truss was the principal speaker. Dr. C. C. 
Palmer, professor of bacteriology at the University 
of Delaware, was toastmaster. Remarks were made 
by James C. Warren, president; Robert Pierce, 
comptroller; and Bud Weatherby, historian. Cecil 
Douglass, social chairman, was in charge. 

Sig Eps continue to be outstanding in sports. 
Captain Bill Gerow is playing hangup ball as 
usual. Carty Douglass continues his high scoring. 
Guy Wharton, Baynard Roe, Woody Sieman are 
all playing a splendid brand of varsity ball these 
days. Three of the Delaware varsity five are Sig 
Eps. Bob Berry, our house secretary, is the varsity 
manager. 

Dave Funk, a pledge, recently won the Delaware 
State backstroke championship and he is expected 
to break one of our pool records soon. Bob Dickey, 
Harry Beik, Jack Cole, Gene DiSabatino, Ralph 
Newman all have been instrumental in our win- 
ning the interfraternity swimming cup last month. 

Of the three interfraternity sports that have been 
played so far, Sig Ep has won two, basketball and 
swimming. 

Delaware's football team had its best season last 
year for a period of nine years. Captained by Sig 
Ep Bill Wendle they won five out of eight games, 
beating our rivals, Washington College and Penn- 
sylvania Military College, on successive Saturdays 
by the scores of 13-9 and 14-7, respectively. 

Harry Beik and Bob Roe were recently initiated 
into Tau Beta Pi, honorary engineering society. 



District of Columbia Alpha 
George Washington University 

Pledges: Harry Beatty, Washington; Fred 
Brooks, Washington ; William Burson, Athens, Ga. ; 
Charles Coffin, St. Anthony, Idaho; William Down- 
ing, Silver Spring, Md.; Antony Gondolfo, New 
York. N.Y.; Neal Hendrickson, Teaneck, N.J.; 
Benjamin Huston, Newport, R.L; James Kincaid, 
Syracuse, N.Y. ; Robert Menely, Monmouth, 111.; 
Jefferson Moffett, Arlington, Va. ; Robert Olds, Ar- 
lington, Va. ; Harold Taylor, Silver Spring, Md. 

Sig Ep Visitors: Grand President Rodney C. 
Berry, Grand Historian Herbert Quails, L. Marshall 
Burkholder, assistant to Grand Secretary, a group 
of Virginia Etans. 

Activities: When District of Columbia Alpha 
moved to its new house in Arlington, Va., this 
fall, it became the only fraternity chapter in the 
nation to have a house in one state and its school 
in another state. The new house located at l4th 
and Nash Sts., Arlington, Va., is a vast improve- 
ment over any fraternity house in Washington. 

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Guard to active duty, D.C. Alpha will lose four 
men to the army. Tom McCall, Harvey Wright, 
Waldo Schmitt, and Robert Daugherty all expect 
to join Uncle Sam's forces this month. 

William L. Umstead succeeded Tom McCall as 
the sports editor of The Hatchet, George Washing- 
ton University weekly, at the beginning of the 
school year. McCall won the Intercollegiate News- 
paper Award for the best sports page among Mid- 
dle Atlantic college newspapers and Umstead re- 
peated by winning the cup again this fall. 

Active members of the chapter are preparing 
for Hell Week which gets under way the week of 
February 2. Plans are under consideration for the 
annual Heart Ball in honor of the new initiates 
which will be held Feb. 14. 

George Croft has been named director of the 
Washington Redskins' Glee Club and is rounding 
up members for the group which will function at 
the professional football games in Washington. 

Members are getting in form for the George 
Washington interfraternity ping-pong and bowling 
seasons which open on Feb. 8. With veteran mem- 
bers back from last year's teams the chapter stands 
an excellent chance of winning the title in either 
sport. 

Dan Cupid is taking his toll among the alumni 
and three brothers recently were married. Edgar 
Moore Davidson, Admarr Grimm Weingartner, 
and John J. Frost were the ones who left the ranks 
of the unmarried. George Croft announced his en- 
gagement to Miss Peggy Scheer and will be mar- 
ried around Feb. 1. 



Activities: Illinois Alpha is still rolling along. 
Our social season has been a great success. We 
filled the house with hay and corn for our annual 
barn dance just before Christmas, and everyone 
got back in the rural mood. Our annual cabaret 
dance, the winter formal, was held Jan. 11, and 
has been pronounced by all as the outstanding Sig 
Ep dance for many years. Among soft lights and 
beautiful decorations the boys really put on their 
high hats. Bill Laz, '41, has become famous on 
the campus by winning the contract for all Uni- 
versity dance decorations. Dancers at the Junior 
Prom, Sophomore Cotillion, and many others have 
thrilled to Laz's ultra modern decorations. The 
athletic Sig Eps have been winning laurels in many 
fields. Elmer Engle, '43, won honorable mention 
on the Associated Press ail-American football team. 
Terry Johnson, '44, is one of the outstanding fresh- 
man fencing candidates, and Don Aschermann and 
Dale Lacky are both showing great promise as 
varsity trackmen. Our rushing has been going fine, 
and we have three new pledges to start off the 
second semester. 

Indiana Alpha. 
Purdue University 

Iowa Alpha 

Iowa Wesleyan College 

Pledges: Guy Leighton, North Quincy, Mass.; 
Robert Safford, Gloversville, N.Y. ; Hubert Dahms, 
Donnellson ; William Brundage, Newburgh, N.Y. ; 



Florida Alpha 
University of Florida 

Georgia Alpha 

Georgia School of Technology 

Sig Ep Visitors: Robert B. McKee, William 
Stewart, LeRoy Schoch, Ulmer Dunbar, all of 
Florida Alpha; and James E. Hardwick, Alabama 
Alpha. 

Activities: We have taken an active part in 
campus activities and interfraternity sports, chief 
of which are bowling and basketball, and the chap- 
ter has given several house dances. 

Probably the most outstanding function was a 
Christmas party given for a number of under- 
privileged children. The gifts were given out by 
one of the members of the chapter who was ap- 
propriately dressed as Santa Claus. All present 
joined in the fun and it is doubtful whether the 
children or the members had the best time. We 
were the first fraternity on the campus to give a 
party of this type, and we plan to continue the 
custom in future years. 

The chapter is looking forward to their annual 
spring formal which will be held in March. 

Illinois Alpha 
University of Illinois 

Pledges: Bob Bowen, Galesburg; Howard 
Dobbs, Lockport; George Koler, Streator; Thomas 
Blasco, Streator. 

Initiates: John R. Lang, Wilmette; George C. 
Van Steenburg, Joliet ; Darrell G. Haass, Frankfort, 




BILL WENDLE, University of Delaware (Del. Al- 
pha), football captain, chapter vice president. 




Si^ £p SocUL IVkitl 

LEFT— top to bottom: BYRON D. 
FORSTER, Rensselaer Polytechnic 
(New Vork Delta), and friend. Forster 
is business manager of "Pup," and 
R.P.I. Players secretary. Rensselaer 
Polytechnic (New York Delta) home- 
coming weekend group. Orchestra and 
background, Iowa State (Iowa Gam- 
ma) Christmas formal. RIGHT — above 
and below: Scenes at Bowery dance 
given by Ohio State (Ohio Gamma). 



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Robert Crebo, Escanaba, Mich. ; Robert Gregg, Mt. 
Pleasant; Dean Ogden, What Cheer; William Mur- 
dock, Ogden; Ivan Brooks, Donnellson; Ralph 
Bittner, Delta; John Welshman, Davenport; Rus- 
sell Strohman, Mt. Pleasant; Andy Smith, Red- 
wood, Minn.; Richard Doherty, Donnellson. 

Initiates: Robert Shacklett, Ottumwa. 

SiG Ep Visitors: Charles Pulley, traveling sec- 
retary; Merrill Hoelzen, '39; Edward Hayes, Iowa 
Gamma; Robert Shepp, '39; John Helscher, '40; 
Elmer Fenton, '39; Gaylord Huffstader, '39. 

Activities: At the conclusion of the first semes- 
ter Iowa Alpha lost four men. Howard Ver Pleogh, 
graduating at this time, has enrolled at a business 
college where he will complete his business edu- 
cation. Samuel Wiley has accepted a teaching po- 
sition at Seymour. Pledge Dale Dillavou has been 
called to National Guard duty for a period of one 
year. Pledge Leroy Bloomquist has transferred to 
Creighton University at Omaha. 

The winter formal was held at the college gym 
Dec. 14. The decorations were in the form of a 
heart, streamers forming the shape. At the con- 
clusion of the dance the fellows joined with the 
orchestra and sang the fraternity anthem. 

The desire to move into a new house is at its 
highest degree with each man using every effort 
to satisfy his desire. At the present time the hous- 
ing problem is serious and should be taken care 
of immediately. 

Plans concerning the open house for the Pi Beta 
Phi sorority are now being completed. An inter- 
fraternity smoker is to be held at the house Feb. 11. 

Iowa Beta 

Iowa State College 

Pledges: Russell Howard, Davenport; Kenneth 
West, Ames ; Robert McNelly, Rock Valley, Whit- 
ney McCormack, Atlantic. 

Visitors: Dick Evenson, Kan. Beta, '40; and 
Leslie Jacobson, '39; Carl Mueller, '40; Maynard 
Pechman, '39; Steven Morelli, '38; Leslie Newton, 
'40; Charles Geiger, '39; Mr, and Mrs. C. L. Min- 
nis, '15; Mr. and Mrs. Otto C. Freese, '27; Mr. 
and Mrs. E. E. Axthelm, '16; James Lyons, '38, 
all of Iowa Beta. 

Activities: Iowa Beta found itself in the lime- 
light at Homecoming time. Our lawn decoration, 
whose center of attraction was a reproduction of the 
"Petty" girl, was widely publicized. It was the only 
one to appear in the Sunday Des Moines Register. 

A hayride followed by a lunch at the house 
opened late fall social activities. A fireside given 
by the pledges was very entertaining. A warm fire 
and decorations of bear skins, pine branches, and 
guns gave the house a hunting lodge atmosphere. 
Fathers' Day, which the chapter has set as Novem- 
ber 9, brought us many guests. 

The chapter had a fine touch football team 
but lost in the semi-finals. The pledges, however, 
won Class B championship and went to the semi- 
finals in table tennis. We have entered three 
basketball teams in intramural competition. The 
bowling team has entered Class A. 

Leo Jones, our president, was by student vote 
acclaimed "Superman" of the campus. He was 
presented with a Varsity "I" blanket at the annual 
Press Prom. Sig Ep Jack Williams was dance chair- 
man that evening. 




HOMECOMING DECORATIONS 
Iowa State (Iowa Beta). 



Pledges: Harold Huddleston, '42, Rock Island, 
111.; Shirley Porter, '41, Humboldt; James Crowley, 
'44, Cambridge, Mass. 

Initiates: John J. Mueller, '41, Iowa City. 

SiG Ep Visitors: David Armbruster, '15; C. F. 
Hayes, both of Iowa Alpha, '13; and Alden D 
Bray, Iowa Beta, '40; Leslie C. Boatman, '40: 
District Governor Carroll Johnson, Traveling Sec 
retary, Charles Pulley, '40; James E. Franken, '18 
William R. Cherry, '32, all of Iowa Gamma. 

Activities: On Dec. 13, 1940, Iowa Gamma 
held its Christmas and Sweetheart Formal. The two 
large lounges were turned into a cabaret, with tables 
along the sides, and an ample space for dancing 
in the cleared portion of the two rooms. Dinner 
was served in true cabaret style throughout the 
evening, with dancing from 8 to 12. We had deco- 
rated for the Christmas season by using a false ceil- 
ing of cedar boughs and a lighted Christmas tree. 
The party, however, was lighted by indirect lights 
specially constructed by Engineers George Alward 
and Homer Hildenbiddle. Each lamp contained an 
illuminated crest of one of the sororities on the 
campus. 

Also, during the football season, Iowa Gamma 
attended the games to see our own Ross Ander- 
son participate in Iowa's conquest of Notre Dame 
and Illinois. Playing throughout the season at his 
guard post, Ross saw action for all but a few 
moments. He was also picked as guard on the All- 
Big Ten Sophomore squad. 

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SECOND PRIZE-WINNING Homecoming decorations, Baker University (Kan. Alpha). 



University swimmers stroke themselves to the front. 
Dave Armbruster, also a Sophomore, swims a 
mean back-stroke, to say nothing of holding down 
a regular post on the water polo team. 

Then too, there is the lowly freshman to whom 
some honors may happen. In this realm we have 
Jerry Beatty who is a member of the Freshman 
Party Committee. He is not only instrumental in 
arranging the freshman parties, but is on the Com- 
mittee for the Freshman Prom, as well. 

On the scholastic angle, Iowa Gamma has re- 
cently added another Phi Beta Kappa to its ranks 
in the person of Shirley Porter. Shirley is an out- 
standing musician here on the campus, and both 
his musical ability and his scholastic record are 
miraculous because he is totally blind. 

During the recent university party, the Military 
Ball, Richard Hosman was named Lieutenant 
Colonel of the ROTC regiment. He is now the 
highest ranking officer of the infantry battalion. 

Kansas Alpha 
Baker University 

Pledges: Gordon Welsh, Boston, Mass.; Stanley 
Kirk, Kansas City, Mo. ; Bill Neal, Kansas City, 
Mo. ; Bill Robins, Kansas City, Mo. ; Charles Moon, 
Omaha, Neb.; Al Brown, Kansas City. 

Initiates: Charles Sloop, Lyndon; Max John- 
son, Kansas City, Mo. ; Robert Ricklefs, Troy. 

Activities: The social activities of the year 
started with the annual Pledge picnic which was 
followed by a "Political Party" with the guests re- 
ceiving invitations printed on sample ballots which 
were marked with the name and the nickname of 
each member, and a ficticious office. The dance 
programs contained the planks of the Sig Ep plat- 
form and political posters decorated the house. The 
annual "Sweetheart" dinner was featured by the 
presentation of a sister pin to Miss Jean Bradley 
as the first Sig Sp "Sweetheart." Crested and in- 
itialed drinking glasses were given as favors. 

In varsity football we had a particularly success- 
ful season with seven members on the squad. Of 
those five made letters. The five letter men were: 



Charles Sloop; Quincy Seymour; Phil Wilson; Max 
Johnson and Louis Rodwell. Others who saw action 
were James Cross and Gordon Welsh. 

Quincy Seymour was elected football King for 
homecoming. 

The annual Funfest contributed a victory for us. 
We won the cup by giving a dramatization of our 
song, A Cannibal King. 

Dick Southall had a part in the play, George 
and Margaret, and was initiated into Alpha Psi 
Omega and Wesley players. Two of our members, 
James Cross and Charles Moon went on the road 
with the Baker players presenting Thin Ice. 

Our musicians are represented in the Orchestra, 
Band and Choir. Those in the band are: Bill Robins, 
Jimmy Bradley, Bill Neal, Al Brown, and James 
Cross. In the orchestra there are: Dick Nash, Al 
Brown and James Cross. Singing in the choir are 
Dick Southall and Al Brown. 

Kansas Beta 

Kansas State College 

Kansas Gamma 
University of Kansas 

Pledge: Judson Goodrich, Topeka; Paul Tur- 
ner, Kansas City; Waldron Fritz, Silver Lake; Ray 
Eley, Jr., Seneca; Otto Teichgraeber, Gypsum; Fred 
Stevens, Wichita; Charles Johnson, Topeka; Irven 
Hayden, Atwood; Harold Bundy, Ottawa; Bill 
Brill, Kansas City; Floyd Koch, Topeka; Harry 
Trueheart, Sterling; James Beers, Olathe; Jean 
Fisher, Topeka; Walter Davis, Lynn, Mass. 

Initiates: Forrest Kresie, Auburn; Gordon 
Petty, WellsviUe; Karl Ruppenthal, Russell; 
Harold Edwards, Lyons. 

Activities: As usual this year the Sig Eps 
turned up with a first class touch football team, 
and after dropping the opener, went on to win the 
rest of their games. Highlights of the season were 
the 14-7 triumph over the Betas, their first in two 
years, and the 7-0 win over the Phi Delts ; the Eps 
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were two Sig Eps on the Kansas University foot- 
ball team, and one of them, Hayden, was responsi- 
ble for three touchdown heaves, two against Mis- 
souri and one against Villanova. In basketball Bob 
Johnson represents the Eps on the varsity while 
Paul Turner is outstanding for the frosh. The in- 
tramural basketball team so far has three wins 
against two set-backs; it is paced by Bill Brill, 
all-state high school guard. Harold Bundy and 
Judson Goodrich carry the Sig Ep colors in the 
fine University of Kansas band. Hal Ruppenthal 
is one of the four cheer leaders of the Jay Janes 
and Ku Kus, women's and men's pep organizations. 
As a result of his winning the all-University speech 
contest, Karl Ruppenthal is the owner of a lov- 
ing cup. 

Kentucky Alpha 
University of Kentucky 

Louisiana Alpha 

Tulane University of Louisiana 

Maryland Alpha 

Johns Hopkins University 

Initiates: Carl Schopfer, Bloomfield, N.J.; War- 
ren Alonso, Baltimore. 

Sig Ep Visitors: William L. Phillips, Grand 
Secretary; L. Clarke Ewing, Maryland Alpha, '40; 
Herb Deegan, Maryland Alpha, '35. 

Activities: Now that the mid-year examinations 
are over, Maryland Alpha is preparing an exten- 
sive program of activities for the second half. The 
chapter recently acquired a much needed radio- 
victrola. It is one of the latest models and the 
actives are rightly proud of it. 

The social committee is planning a stag party to 
be held at the house. It is their plan to send out 
invitations to all the alumni living around Balti- 
more. The chapter hopes that they will co-operate 
in what promises to be one of the high spots of 
the year. 



In the field of sports, the chapter is in the midst 
of the basketball season. The results this far have 
not been particularly good. However, Capt. Dan 
Reisenweber says that the remainder of the games 
are to played against the weaker teams and he 
hopes for better results. The actives are looking 
forward to the softball season. It is in this division 
that Maryland Alpha is usually one of the lead- 
ing contenders, having won the championship 
four times in the past six years. 

George Newton and Carl Schopfer received the 
chapters compliments on their participation in the 
recent "Barnstormer" success, A Slight Case of 
Murder, by Damon Runyon. George was cast in the 
leading role as Chance Whitelaw and Carl took the 
part of a policeman. 

Massachusetts Alpha 
Massachusetts State College 

Activities: The most important thing happening 
at the house this year has been the redecorating 
which has been accomplished. Two of the downstairs 
sitting rooms have been brightened up with new 
wallpaper, new furniture covers, and a new rug in 
the south room. Three of the upstairs study rooms 
have been completely torn apart and rebuilt — en- 
tirely through the efforts of the fellows living in 
them, all of whom deserve much praise. The kitchen 
and dining hall, which were greatly improved last 
year, were worked on again this semester vaca- 
tion and look even better now. 

Bill Wall, Jim Hurley, and pledge Bob Triggs 
all have berths on the basketball squad and pledge 
Charlie Parker, with his 6I/2 feet of brawn, is 
the mainstay of the freshman squad. 

The house basketball team went all the way to 
the finals in the interfraternity league where they 
were nosed out in a fast game. The volleyball team 
reached the semi-finals, also. 

Several "vie" dances and the Amherst Week- 
end House dance have helped hold up the social 
end of things, with Bob Miller's band and the best 




ANNUAL SWEETHEART Dinner group, Baker University (Kan. Alpha 



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U. OF ILLINOIS (III. Alpha) Cabarel Dance 
decorations. Above, exterior; below, interior. 




decorations on campus making the Amherst Week- 
end affair a great success. 

The Dean has not as yet released the house 
averages but we're confident that we'll come out 
on top of the list or at least mighty close to it. 

Massachusetts Beta 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

Pledges: Donald E. Allison, N. Grafton; John 
E. Bigelow, Northboro; Robert B. Cahall, Pitts- 
field; Richard A. Carson, Ware; John H. Cleve- 
land, Minneapolis, Minn.; Peter C. Dooley, Marl- 
boro ; Roger F. French, Gales Ferry, Conn. ; Joseph 
W. Gibson, Jr., Norristown, Pa.; Robert A. 
Harder, Lynbrook, N.Y.; William S. Holdsworth, 
Watertown; William F. Kahl, Newport, R.I.; 
Harold A. Krieger, Bridgeport, Conn.; John 
A. Lewis, Walpole; Ellsworth P. Mellor, Wor- 
cester; Robert J. Patterson, Herkimer, N.Y.; 
Lynwood C. Rice, Hamden, Conn.; Seth Riley, 
Ncedham; Miles Roth, Interlaken, N.J. ; Donald 
C. Rundlett, Peterborough, N.H.; Robert H. Tel- 
zerow, Malverne, N.Y.; Christopher T. Terpo, 
Worcester; Edward K, Tyler, Ware; George E. 
Vogel, East Orange, N.J.; William C. Wingler, 
Malboro. 



Initiates: Philip L. Camp, Conway. 

Activities: To wind up a most successful rush- 
ing season, a party was given by Dean and Mrs. 
Jerome W. Howe ('08) which all the actives and 
new pledges attended. In the course of the evening 
Don Atkinson gave the neophytes a short talk 
on what the Fraternity will mean to them, and 
vice versa. Later, a few skits based on the lives 
of famous men, drawn up by Major Howe, were 
presented by the Brothers, much to the enjoyment 
of the spectators. Truman L. Sanderson, '30, showed 
his colored pictures that he took while on his 
cross country tour this past summer to attend the 
Conclave. Dean Howe presented the chapter with 
an original ""Chapter Song" to the tune of the 
"'Caisson Song." 

Ben Phelps was co-chairman of the annual Inter- 
fraternity Ball, held just before the Christmas vaca- 
tion. The chapter house was turned over to our 
guests for the weekend, and we slept next door 
at another fraternity. The house was decorated in 
tune with the season — from lights in the windows 
and on a tree outside to presents for all the girls. 

We have two first string men on the varsity 
basketball team. Bob Lotz, a guard, and Captain 
Al Bellos. We finished the Interfraternity basket- 
ball season in second place, having lost one game 
by one point margin. 

On Jan. 22, we entertained Dr. William A. Han- 
ley, Purdue '11, President of the A.S.M.E., and 
Trustee of the Endowment Fund. He addressed the 
Worcester Branch of the A.S.M.E. the evening be- 
fore. 

Every Saturday evening in February we have two 
hours of movies made possible by Russell Proctor. 

Michigan Alpha 
University of Michigan 

Activities: The chapter played host to royalty. 
The Archduke Otto von Hapsburg of Austria, his 
brother Rudolph, and Count Degenfeld were din- 
ner guests when they spoke in Ann Arbor. 

When the finals are finished, the annual J Hop 
houseparty takes the spotlight. A formal dinner 
Friday officially starts things. This will be fol- 
lowed by the formal breakfast Saturday, and din- 
ners Saturday and Sunday at the house. The dance 
will take up both of the evenings. The party is again 
under the direction of George Davidson. Helping 
him are: Leroy Contie, Ted McOmber, Jim Aldrich, 
Asa Rowlee, Newton Webb, Bob Templin, and 
Gordon Osterstrom. 

The house will be host to the alumni some time 
in February. This will be the first alumni reunion 
in our new home. From the large number of alumni 
who have visited the house or contacted us, this 
promises to be a successful party. 

Participation in interfraternity athletics is heavy 
now in a number of sports; squash, basketball, 
hockey, and swimming will soon be started. The 
squash team of Al Pfaller, Ted McOmber, John 
McCune, and Warren King has not been defeated 
in any of their manv contests. Captain John Mi- 
kulich has both the "A" and ""B" basketball teams 
in active participation. With only one game before 
the position playoffs the hockey team is still un- 
beaten. The team shows great promise with varsity 
baseball catcher George Harms as goalie and several 
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Pfaller, Henry Zeller, Curtis Atherton, and Warren 
King. Both the volleyball and handball teams made 
fine showings this past season. Clair Morse and 
Fred Langschwanger helped greatly on the hand- 
ball team. 

Minnesota Alpha 
University of Minnesota 

Mississippi Alpha 
University of Mississippi 

Mississippi Beta 
Mississippi State College 

Pledges: Albert Waltman, Meridian; Fred L. 
Todd, Jr., Jackson; Norman Johnson, Phila- 
delphia ; James G. Hutchins, Jr., Vicksburg. 

Initiates: Julius C. Reeves, Magnolia; Rufe M. 
Lamon, Porterville; Edwin Clark Aldridge, Jack- 
son; William Meredith Arnold, Lake Cormorant; 
Irby B. DeLap, Jr., Drew ; George W. Hagan Jack- 
son; Gervais S. Neno, Carthage; David Winborn 
Wilkins, Tunica; Owen R. Worley, Goshen 
Springs. 

SiG Ep Visitors: Hubert Worley, '38; Malcolm 
Wadlington, "40; P. B. Nations, '38; E. C. Black, 
Jr., '39; A. B. Dille, Jr., '39; J. P. Bolton, '40; 
Carlton Jones, '40; Wayne Broome, '40; Tom 
Rives, '39; Ramsey O'Neal, '38; Ernest Lea, '40; 
Roger Wood, '40; French Wood, '39; Ellis A. 
Trevilion, Jr., Mississippi Alpha; Angus McBride, 
Mississippi Alpha ; L. P. Gillentine, Mississippi Al- 
pha; Robert Pollard, Mississippi Alpha; Everett 
Moore, Mississippi Alpha; James S. Todd, Alabama 
Beta; Robert J. Williams, Alabama Beta; Everett 
Arnoult, Louisiana Alpha; Paul M. Koren, Louisi- 
ana Alpha ; Paul Malone, Louisiana Alpha. 

Activities: Our activities this year have been the 
best yet. On an average of every two weeks we have 
given a party at the house. All have been very 
successful. The most outstanding of these, except 
for our annual dance, was a barn dance. The house 
was converted into a barn with the usual decora- 
tions of corn stalks, hay, chicken coops and various 
other articles of farm equipment. Punch was served 
from milkcans with dippers, and cookies, candy, 
etc., were placed around on bales of hay con- 
veniently located. Recordings of barn dance music 
were obtained and played for the daance. The usual 
costumes of farmers and farmerettes were worn. 

Just before the Christmas holidays, a banquet was 
held in the new college grill, with an informal 
dance following. During the banquet, each member 
was presented with a unique Christmas present 
by some other member. These presents caused quite 
a commotion, and this promises to develop into an 
annual custom. 

During the Christmas holidays, a dance was 
given on the Heidelberg Roof in Jackson, Miss., 
with music by Eddie Dunsmoore and his "Raindrop 
Rythmn. " Representatives from Mississippi Alpha, 
Mississippi Beta and many Alumni were present. 

The Sig Eps led off the social whirl of the second 
semester with a gala formal dance in the cafeteria 
on Jan. 25. The Sig Eps were distinguished among 
the dancers by a red rose in their coat lapels. Dates 
of the Sig Eps beautifully gowned, wore corsages 
of red roses. The Favors for dates were beautiful 





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COLORADO STATE (Colo. Gamma) Mascot 

"Thor" poses with Colorado Gamman Mark 

Guffy. 

white velvet evening bags decorated with gold stars 
and with the Crest on the top. An enormous Sig 
Ep Heart graced one end of the floor and the 
Purple and Red banner, the other. Sig Ep, in gilt 
letters was written on each side of the orchestra 
stand. 

Chuck Collins and his Mississippi State Cadets, 
furnished sweet music for the dance from eight 
until twelve. Among the songs played were, "Sig Ep 
Girl" and "Sig Ep Sweetheart." Up to date this has 
proven to be by far the best fraternity dance of 
the year. 

Missouri Alpha 
University of Missouri 

Pledges: Jay Barton II, Batavia, 111.; John de- 
Lorenzi, Maplewood, N.J.; Cliffe Fitzgerald, Le- 
May; Mike Fitzgerald, LeMay; Vernon Hanser, 
St. Louis; Jack Lister, St. Louis; Richard Marsh, 
Kansas City ; Jean Meyers, St. Louis ; James Owen, 
St. Louis; Eldon Slaughter, Richmond. 

Initiates: Donald McAllister, St. Louis; Theo- 
dore Wurmb, St. Louis. 

Activities: Missouri Alpha won the fraternity 
intramural football championship in November for 
the first time since the chapter was founded. The 
team was undefeated in league play and center 
Bob Broeg and halfback Ed Friedewald were named 
on the all-school team. 

The Christmas formal, held Dec. 8, was rated 
the best Sig Ep dance in years and one of the best 
dances on the campus. Charles Pulley, traveling 
secretary, was an honor guest. 

At the close of the first semester the Sig Eps 
stood third in intramural competition for the yearly 
trophy. Remaining sports are volleyball, tennis 
doubles, Softball, track, and horseshoes, in all of 
which the Purple and Red squads are regarded high- 

Harold Fisher, St. Louis, is now vice-president 





J^ictotiaL O'nceoveti 

LEFT— top to bottom: LEO JONES, Iowa 
State (Iowa Beta), chapter president. Inter- 
fraternity Council president, Iowa State Horse 
men president, Scabbard and Blade treasurer, 
Tandem team captain. Cadet Officer's As 
soclation, Student Body "Superman." Law 
rence Coliese (Wisconsin Alpha) rushing 
chairman, RALPH PERSON. DONALD MIL- 
LIKEN, Iowa State (Iowa Beta) Scabbard and 
Blade, Interfraternity Council, Tandem team, 
Ag. Council, Harvest €al! chairman. RIGHT — 
top to bottom: "Laddie," Stevens Tech (New 
Jersey Alpha) mascot, here pictured with New 
Jersey Alphans, WILLIAM W. CONNOLLY, 
'41, RICHARD J. CYPHERS, '41, and ROB- 
ERT FUNGER, '44. University of Texas 
(Texas Alpha) scholastic chairman DAVID 
COOK (seated) and BILL FERGUSON. 
University of Texas (Texas Alpha) chap- 
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and William Holmes, also from St. Louis, is sec- 
retary. 

Ben Phlegar from Colorado Beta is affiliated 
with Missouri Alpha this year. He is chapter 
historian and is studying journalism. 

Jack Lister and Mike Fitzgerald, both sopho- 
mores, made letters on the Missouri football squad 
this fall and will be counted on as regulars next 
season. Cliffe Fitzgerald received his freshman 
numerals in football this fall. 

Rennau Ross and Fred Wolter have been taking 
Naval Reserve training since September. 

Missouri Beta 
Washington University 

Montana Alpha 
University of Montana 

Pledges: Richard Smith, Joliet; Harold Norman, 
Ft. Pierre, S.D. ; Jack Harris, Montgomery, Ala.; 
Donald Buckingham, White Sulphur Springs; 
Lloyd Gram, Billings. 

Initiates: James Alexander, Missoula; Jack 
Harris, Montgomery, Ala.; Leroy Limpus, Wini- 
fred; David Schwerdt, Riverside, Calif. 

Activities: This year we have yet to win a 
championship in intramural sports but our touch 
football team gave a good account of itself by 
finishing in the middle of the league standings and 
the prospects for a successful basketball and bowl- 
ing season are bright. 

Social functions during the fall were frequent. 
Several dessert dances, a bowery ball, a Christmas 
party, and two active-pledge parties were held 
at various intervals throughout the quarter. The 
height of our social activities was reached on 
Jan. 25 when our annual Sig Ep winter dinner 
dance was held in the Elks temple. Before dancing 
a delicious chicken dinner was enjoyed, and beauti- 
ful white satin dinner bags were distributed as 
favors for the occasion. 

During our period of pledge training a number 
of old automobile tires were gathered and taken 
up the side of Mt. Sentinel where they were ar- 
ranged to form a large heart and then set afire 
during the evening. They burned for over half 
an hour with a red glow which was reflected by 
the snow. Since the place chosen was in view of 
the whole city it resulted in much publicity for 
the Montana Alpha chapter. 

Nebraska Alpha 
University of Nebraska 

Pledges: Paul Abegglen, Jr., Columbus; Stewart 
Brown, Rushville; Jack Busby, Wakefield; John 
Green, Gothenburg; Robert Henderson, Lincoln; 
Robert Johnson, Omaha; Richard P. Jones, Spen- 
cer; Edward Zacek, West Point; Richard Seagren, 
Omaha. 

Initiates: Howard Becker, Sioux Falls; Robert 
Denison, Omaha ; Theodore Hubbard, Columbus ; 
John Loisel, West Point; Clark Wenke, Pender; 
Gene Whitehead, Tecumseh. 

SiG Ep Visitors: Charles H. Pulley, Traveling 
Secretary; Clarence E. Raish, Nebraska Alpha, '28; 
J. Victor Ostermiller, Colorado Gamma, '32. 

Activities: Two members of our constituency 



have earned for themselves notable distinction on 
the campus. Harry Seagren, senior, was promoted 
to the rank of Cadet Colonel of Engineer R.O.T.C. 
Battalion. Seagren holds the rank of Captain in 
Scabbard and Blade, and is national historian of 
Pershing Rifles. AI Novak, senior, was initiated 
into Sigma Tau, engineering honorary. Al is presi- 
dent of A.I.Ch.E. 

Nebraska Alpha was represented by a delegation 
of nine to the Stanford vs. Nebraska Rose Bowl 
at Pasadena. From those of this group who moved 
in on the California Beta house come reports of a 
very hospitable reception by the Los Angeles men. 

Our annual formal dinner-dance was held as a 
closed party on Tan. 18, in the commodious rooms 
of Lincoln's University Club. 

New Hampshire Alpha 
Dartmouth College 

Pledges: E. Field, Tiffin, Ohio; Robert E. Flana- 
gan, Tompkinsville, N.Y. 

Initiates: James P. Wilbee, Kenmore, N.Y.; 
Richard T. Wigginton, Leonard "Town, Md.; Clarke 
S. Lyon, Holyoke, Mass.; Walter K. Chisholm, 
Brockton, Mass.; Clifford A. Baldwin, Merchant- 
ville, N.J. ; Robert C. Crane, Elizabeth, N.J. 

Activities: In the past few months a new spirit 
has overtaken our chapter and the first result has 
culminated in a great improvement in our intra- 
mural rating as over that of last year at the same 
time. Our Bowling Team has 5 out of a possible 
8 points in the competition just started and our 
Bridge Team is fourth in the intramural bridge 
tournament. The Sig Ep Hockey team did not live 
up to pre-season expectations because of interfer- 
ing classes and the Flu epidemic. At the present 
time plans are being made for a more concentrated 
effort in the Spring competitions. 

Captain William Meyer, '41, and his fencers — 
Henry Eagle, '43; Clark Lyon, '43; Jim Kellers, 
'42; Cliff Baldwin, '43; Walt Chisholm, '43; 
among them — are as yet untried but have every 
possibility of being quite successful in the coming 
intercollegiate competition. 

George Tamlyn, '41, was recently elected vice- 
president of Germania and Walt Chisholm has been 
inducted into that organization. 

New Hampshire Alpha was represented at the 
Interfraternity Convention in New York by George 
Tamlyn and Dick Rughaase, '42. Tamlyn acted as 
unofficial representative of the Dartmouth Inter- 
fraternity Council. 

Under the editorship of Jim Kellers the first 
issue of the Sig Ep Indian to appear in several 
years has been prepared and sent out. 

At the time of this writing plans are being 
completed for Winter Carnival which we expect to 
be the best yet and we are looking forward to 
welcoming back many of the alumni. 

New Jersey Alpha 

Stevens Institute of Technology 

Pledges: Griffin Foley, Brooklyn, N.Y. ; Robert 
A. Funger, Maplewood; Richard Hoch, Closter. 

Initiates: Robert A. Funger, Maplewood; 
Henry Steeneck, '25, New Haven, Conn.; F. M. 
Van Voorhees, '23, Newark; Edward Otocka, '35, 



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COLLEGE DAy 
priie -winning 
float, Colorado 
State (Colo. 
Gamma). 



Arlington; Edward Polster, '33, Jersey City; Eu- 
gene B. Geh, '25, Tenafly. 

SiG Ep Visitors: Professor Arthur J. Weston, 
'04; Albert L. Wescott, '11; Howard P. Smith, 
'12, all of New Jersey Alpha. 

Activities: At present, the brothers are busily 
engaged in preparing for the forthcoming open 
house formal dance. It will be held on the eve 
of St. Valentine's day and the heart shaped bids 
and decorations will honor not only St. Valentine, 
but also, the Sig Ep Badge. Tony Hein and John 
Baumann are in charge of the affair. 

Pete Dobi, Willy Connolly and Tony Hein are 
seeing plenty of action on the basketball team 
which, so far, is undefeated. 

The chapter has high hopes of winning the com- 
ing interfraternity Ping Pong tournament since our 
team will have Roy Christensen on it. Roy was 
runner up in the state tournaments in Ohio several 
years ago and has improved since then. 

Three seniors — Dick Cyphers, Bill Connolly and 
Pete Dobi have applied for commissions as Ensigns 
in the Engineering Corps of the Naval Reserves. 

New Mexico Alpha 
University of New Mexico 

New York Alpha 
Syracuse University 

New York Beta 
Cornell University 

New York Gamma 
New York University 

Initiates: John W. Armstrong, Jr., Nutley, 
N.J.; Herbert R. Meyer, New York City; Warren 
F. Delaney, Qimbridge, Mass.; Fred D. Duerr, 
Richmond Hills; Gibson Kelly, New York City. 

Activities: The year ended with a successful 
Christmas formal which was held at the chapter 
house, after having Santa pay a flying visit to de- 
liver gifts to the brothers and their dates. Not to 



start off wrong, a New Year's Eve party was held 
in which brothers and their guests welcomed in 
the New Year. Brother Duerr received high praise 
from the School of Commerce evening students for 
directing the Evening Org Christmas party. A 
farewell dinner was presented to the brothers who 
have been called to colors. They are: Lt. Alfred 
Gerilli, Sgts. Frank Qu'nlan, and Warren Kraetzer, 
and Pvts. Robert Richert and J. Douglas Logan, 
William Dickenson in the Navy. At present, plans 
are being made to have a bang-up rush period for 
the new in-coming February students. Arnong the 
affairs planned are smokers, rush dances, and a 
Sports Night. 

Personalities: Frank Quinlan's marriage two 
weeks before his regiment left for camp . . . 
Robert Harris announcing his engagement . . . 
Tom Pace's average of 40 minutes a game all 
season on the Violet grid team ... the enthusiasm 
of all brothers for the coming rush period. 

New York Delta 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

Pledges: Paul T. Aylward, Fall River, Mass.; John 
W. Balde, Queens Village; Graham A. Cuffe, Mil- 
ford, Conn.; Theodore A. Dolinski, Westfield, 
Mass.; Arthur E. Reinhardt, Jr., Larchmont. 

Initiates: Waldo E. Bushnell, Winsted, Conn.; 
Robert E. Antos, Sayville ; Orin A. Smith, Melrose, 
Mass.; Clinton H. Finger, Milford, Conn., '34;* 
Harry T. Burgess, Meridan, Conn., '33.* 

Activities: At the conclusion of the rushing 
season New York Delta had a total of six pledges. 

Robert Antos, Edward Toomey, and Edward 
Stevenson helped R.P.I, to one of its most vic- 
torious seasons in football. 

Byron Forster is the Business manager of the 
Pup and secretary of the R.P.I. Players. Edward 
Toomey and Ralph Adams are on the Junior Board 
of the Pup. D'Orville Doty is a cheerleader. 

To date several successful vie dances have been 
held along with a "Pledge vs. House" bowling. Sig 
Ep showed up with a fine volleyball team this 
year. The basketball season is still in progress. 

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North Carolina Beta 

North Carolina State College 

North Carolina Gamma 
Duke University 

Pledges: Robert Lassiter, Maplewood, N.J.; 
Frank McNulty, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Initiates: Robert C. Miner, Albany, N.Y.; Wil- 
liam Bates, Jr., Philadelphia, Pa.; George H. Hel- 
ler, Jr., Hemburg, N.Y.; William B. Gosnell, 
Wilmington, Del.; Frederick C. Maxwell, Ma- 
maroneck, N.Y.; Philip D. Gould, Mahwah, N.J.; 
Joseph S. Harrington, Franklin, Pa.; Richard H. 
Ford, Upper Darby, Pa. 

Activities: The good brothers of North Caro- 
lina Gamma are well known as one of the more 
sociable groups on campus, but they do not spend 
all their daylight hours recouping from the night 
before. 

Among those who participate in the more active 
extra-curricular activities, namely varsity athletics, 
are: Bayard Read and Johnny Nourse in swim- 
ming; Jim Spence, track; George Byam and Lefty 
Kohler, baseball; George Heller, tumbling; Bill 
Bates, soccer; and Jack Heath, basketball. 

The fellows are well represented in the campus 
honorary fraternities. Larry Foster is in Omicron 
Delta Kappa and Alpha Kappa Psi; Sandy John- 
son, Dick Ford, and Jim Coppedge in Beta Omega 
Sigma; Carl Clamp in Kappa Kappa Psi; George 
Heller in Tau Psi Omega; Sandy Johnson, Rex 
Perkins, and Jim Coppedge in Phi Eta Sigma; and 
Sandy Johnson in 9019, junior scholastic honorary 
fraternity. 

Among the campus office-holders, are: Bob Mc- 
Cloud, vice-president of the Panhellenic Council; 
Larry Foster, president of the Freshman Advisory 
Council ; Bob Pike, business manager of the Duke 
and Duchess, campus humor magazine; Carl Clamp, 
president of the Hesperian Union and vice-president 
of the Bench and Bar; Dick Ford, vice-president 
of the Sophomore Class ; Bud Maxwell, circulation 
manager of the Duke and Duchess ; George Heller, 
Manager of the Soccer team; and Bill Bates, who 
runs the Duke Airline Agency. 

Since the Civil Aeronautics Authority has been 



established here, it has practically been taken over 
as a Sig Ep agency. This year's suicide squad con- 
sists of Dick Slinn, Bill Gosnell, Dick Ford, Bill 
Bew, and Bob Nelson. 

Due to a pressing schedule of study and extra- 
curriculars, Bob McCloud was forced to resign 
the presidency of the fraternity and Dick Blackwell 
was elected to take over. 

North Carolina Epsilon 
Davidson College 

Pledge: Jack N. Behrman, Greensboro, N.C. 

Activities: Most of the important news about 
North Carolina Epsilon Sig Eps is either just 
pleasant memories by now or daydreams of the 
coming dances with their lovely ones at Mid- 
Winters. Our Christmas dance was given at the 
Woman's Club in Charlotte just before we went 
home for the holidays. Soon after we came back 
examinations hit us in the face but have passed 
by taking with them the usual number of fresh- 
men. Lighter thoughts are in our minds with Will 
Bradley and his Orchestra playing for our Mid- 
Winter dances. 

Inferfraternity basketball has not yet begun be- 
cause of inter-class games, but our basketball 
chances look good with such veterans as playing 
manager Sid Daffin alternating with his roommate 
Joe Bivens at one of the guard positions. The 
other guard position is held down by Russel 
Edmundson, the Tarboro flash who is Captain of 
the varsity baseball team this spring. At center 
will probably be Ed or Walter Major with Ed 
Watson and Rod Turner cutting and breaking 
as forwards. 

North Carolina Zeta 
Wake Forest College 

Pledges: Ferd Davis, Zebulon; Henry Lougee, 
Durham; George Edwards, Statesville; Clyde 
Whitner, Morganton. 

Initiate: Leonard Perry, Louisburg. 

Activities: Four North Carolina Zetans, double 
the number from any other campus fraternity, were 
listed in this year's edition of Who's Who Among 
Students in American Colleges and Universities. 



EVERVBODyhad 
fun at the an- 
nual University 
of Pennsylvania 
(Pa. Delta, 
Christmas Dinne 
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Bedford Black and Ralph Earnhardt and Pledges 
Ferd Davis and Wells Norris were the lucky ones 
who made the grade. 

The fraternity's annual Christmas Party was held 
on Friday, Dec. 13, and in spite of all the jinxes 
and superstititions that go with the date a grand 
time was had by all. Some 50-or-more members, 
pledges, alumni and "dates" were present for the 
festivities. 

Tony Gallovich participated in the annual North- 
South football game in Montgomery, Ala., during 
the holidays and really gave the lodge something 
to "crow" about when he gathered in a long pass 
and scampered across the goal line for the Gray's 
first score. 

The tag football team ran away with the col- 
lege intramural championship, winning every game 
on their schedule and holding all opponents to a 
grand total of six points for the season. At present 
the basketball squad is working out twice a week 
in the gymnasium getting ready to defend its 
campus championship. 

The Panhellenic Council has signed Jack Tea- 
garden and his orchestra for the annual mid-winter 
dance set, and the house is really looking forward 
to the event. Feb. 14-15 will be the time, the 
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium will be the place, 
and just watch the Sig Eps take over! 

Ohio Alpha 

Ohio Northern Unii'ersily 

Ohio Gamma 

Ohio State University 

Pledges: John Krisko, Dayton; Richard Mit- 
cham, Washington, C.H. ; George Slusser,Massillon. 

Initiates: William L. Reese, Jr., Washington 
C.H.; George Meyers, Columbiana; John Moul- 
throp, Cleveland Heights; Carl Obenauf, Garfield, 
N.J. 

Activities: At the time of this writing actives 
and pledges of Ohio Gamma have again gotten 
into the swing after a two weeks' vacation between 
quarters. Two actives and one pledge failed to 
return. However, we were fortunate to have an 
addition of one transfer student and three new 
pledges. 

Before leaving for Christmas vacation we held 
our annual Christmas Party, at which a group of 
poor children were entertained along with some 
of our alumni, and assistant Dean of Men Fred 
Stecker. Social activities this quarter have included a 
bowery dance, and a pledge party with the Delta 
Gamma sorority. Our winter formal will be held 
on Feb. 15. A dinner will be served at the fra- 
ternity house with dancing following at the Uni- 
versity Club. 

Our pledge class is not staggering in its num- 
bers, yet we have some of the best material on the 
campus. Three of them. Earl Martin, Lynn Hous- 
ton, and George Slusser, are excellent prospects 
for Ohio State's football team next fall. They are 
all from Massillon, Ohio and played ball in high 
school under the coaching of Paul Brown who is 
now Ohio State's coach. Joe Novak, another pledge, 
holds a regular berth on Ohio State's wrestling 
team. 



Ohio Epiilon 

Ohio Wesleyan University 

Pledges: Ohio Wesleyan Dean Harold Sheridan, 
Delaware; Elmer Pike, Norwood, Mass.; Grant 
Southward, Swampscott, Mass. 

Activities: These new pledges have added to 
the activities of the chapter. Pledge Elmer Pike 
is on the cheerleader's squad, and Grant South- 
ward is a junior issue editor on the College paper. 

In student government, we are represented by 
Robert Clay on the safety committee, and Wil- 
liam Robinson on the activities committee. 

Our mother's club is very active. This organiza- 
tion has just given us an oil painting for the chap- 
ter house, and is now raising money to purchase 
a new radio-phonograph. We hope that all the 
mothers will be with us at our next mother's day 
banquet. } ^\ 

Oklahoma Alpha 

Oklahoma A. and M. College 

Pledges: Ted Abercrombie, James Albert All- 
man, Bob Blackburn, Bob Bradford, Carl Dalbey, 
Fred Ferrell, Raymond Harjo, Adrian Hill, Wil- 
liam Henrici, William Landers, Horace Mosley, 
Jack Nixon, Donald Clark Parsons, J. D. Peratt, 
Robert Reaves, Richard F. Terrell, Eddie Thomp- 
son, Sidney Dean Thomson, Alfred B. Waldrep, 
Jack Wayne, Oscar Lee Wiseley, Lawrence L. 
Yager. 

Initiates: George Bolinger, Doyal Burton, Joe 
Ben Hunsaker, Fred Huntley Jolley, Bob Schmuck, 
Sam Houston Sharp, Paul David Simpson, John 
Howard Spurgin, William Stuart 'Vance, Robert 
Uriah Wood. 

Activities: The usual routine of colorful fall 
events — homecomings, intramural athletics, dances, 
dansants and special activities — has kept the spirit 
high at Oklahoma Alpha. 

The Sooner state chapter got off to a flying start 
in September by pledging more men during rush 
week than any other chapter on the campus — and 
more than any other Sig Ep chapter in the nation. 
Since that time fall initiation has decreased the 
number of pledges somewhat. Grades are being 
figured at present to determine the number eligible 
for the March initiation. 

With a house dance and the annual Sig Ep 
Bowery Brawl out of the way, plans are being 
completed for the annual formal in Fiscus hall 
March 15. 

A mother's club is the newest pride and joy of 
Oklahoma Alpha. The club, organized to keep the 
home fires burning the Sig Ep way, was founded 
on Nov. 17, 19-10. 

The organization started out with 18 members; 
present count is 25. 

Garrt Synar, '42, was a member of the Oklahoma 
livestock judging team that was champion at the 
Denver livestock show early in January. Synar, 
the tliird of five brothers to become a Sig Ep, lives 
in Warner. 

Oregon Alpha 
Oregon State College 

Pledges: Richard E. Lahti, Corvallis; Robert E. 
Fischer, Portland; Leiand R. Sackett, Sheridan; 
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Initiates: Robert Downie, Portland; Howard 
W. Hand, Jr., Corvallis; Karl H. Holm, Pomona, 
Calif. ; Dean E. Jackson, Cottage Grove. 

Visitors: James Hannam, '38; Dr. Rich War- 
rington, '34; District Governor H. B. Robinson, 
'21; James Setzer, '38; Tod Tibbutt, '41; Lloyd 
Greg, '22; Burton Hutton, '26; Robert Root, '38; 
Darrel Beaumont, '37; Howard C. Helton, '15; 
John LeTourneau, '38; George E. Dunn, '17; Ivan 
Stewart, '21; Vernon V. Paine, '25, all of Oregon 
Alpha. 

Activities : The members and pledges of Oregon 
Alpha carried a full schedule of extracurricular 
activities during the first quarter, while maintaining 
an enviable scholastic record. 

Larry Marshall, president, served as general 
chairman of Homecoming, became Interfraternity 
Council President, and was among those selected 
for W^ho's Wh& Among College Students of the 
United States. 

Ken Robinson won a trip to Chicago as a prize 
for first place in the Swift College Essay contest. 
He also made a trip to Los Angeles with the 
varsity debate squad. Besides being elected to Delta 
Sigma Rho, Alpha Zeta, and Scabbard and Blade, 
Ken served as general chairman of the Ag Ban- 
quet, and as ticket chairman of the Junior Prom. 

Four men besides Robinson were elected to Scab- 
bard and Blade. They are Bill Southworth, Bob 
Rau, Jack Stark, and Gordon Hartley. Southworth 
was elected to the office of reporter sergeant. This 
brings our representation to nine undergraduate 
members of the military honorary. 

We continued domination of the military field 
in cadet appointments as well. Bob Hampton, Cadet 
Major, Corps Adjutant to the Cadet Colonel, and 
Al Hunter, Cadet Major, Commander of the First 
Battalion of Infantry were the two high appoint- 
ments. Ralph Cady received a Captaincy in the in- 
fantry, while five Juniors were advanced to the 
rank of First Sergeant. 

Hampton also acted as ticket chairman for the 
Engineers Bust, represented Scabbard and Blade at 
the national convention held in Washington, D.C., 
and was elected vice-president of the student branch 
of the Society of American Military Engineers. 

Tom Vaughan and Hampton were among the 
first engineers placed in this year's class. Tom ob- 
tained his position with Westinghouse as an electri- 
cal engineer, while Hampton will work for the 
du Pont as a mechanical engineer. 

Bob Fischer served as mixing chairman of the 
Rook Dance; Dick Lahti and Dick Finch as gen- 
eral and assistant chairman of the Rook Bonfire; 
Al Perret as circulation manager of the student 
directory; Carl Salser as assistant editor of the 
Lamplighter; Bob LeTourneux as finance chairman 
of the Sophomore Cotillion; and Bob Feller as 
ticket chairman of the All School Formal. 

Bob Morse received the Sigma Delta Psi award 
for excellence in journalism, and he was elected 
to the Lower Division Student Council. Dick Finch 
was elected treasurer of the A.I.M.E. student 
branch. 

Bob Fischer, Bob Morse, Bob Hampton, Ken 
Robinson, Gordon Hartley, Bob LeTourneaux, 
Larry Marshall, and Dick O'Shea made the honor 
roll last term, and led the fraternity to another first 
among the twenty-seven fraternities in scholastic 
standing. 



Oregon Beta 
University of Oregon 

Pledges: George Proctor, Santa Rosa, Calif.; 
Burson Ireland, Salem; John Mathews, San Fran- 
cisco, Calif.; Al Conyne, San Diego, Calif.; Ray- 
mond Walker, Vale; Richard Walker, Westwood, 
Calif. ; Howard Cavanagh, San Mateo, Calif. ; 
Robert Lowe, Klamath Falls; Robert Gilson, Port- 
land; William Hamilton, Bend; Robert Lafky, 
Salem; Lawrence Beckstrom, Arcadia, Calif. 

Initiates: Quay Wassam, Salem; Norman Hill, 
Baker; Ernest Short, Malin; Samuel Dolan, Cor- 
vallis; Burton Osborn, Long Beach, Calif.; Lloyd 
Manning, McMinnville; Robert Barber, Great Falls, 
Mont.; Perry Huffman, Lewiston, Idaho; Lester 
Thayer, Klamath Falls; Charles Herman, Sacra- 
mento, Calif.; Harold Harris, Long Beach, Calif.; 
Maurice Salomon, San Francisco, Calif.; Earl 
Shackelford, San Diego, Calif.; Hubert William- 
son, Long Beach, Calif.; Paul Williamson, Long 
Beach, Calif. 

SiG Ep Visitors: Fran Gray, '40; Robert Hut- 
chins, '43 ; Wilbur Haskins, '42 ; Victor Reginato, 
'40; Max Frye, '40; Hugh Hoffman, '41; George 
Jackson, '40; Alan Long, '39; Donald MacDonald, 
'40; Marcus DeLauney; Jack Cosley, Jr.; William 
Harris, '39; Fred Konschot, '42. 

Activities: The Sig Eps have been very active 
on the social front. We have had exchange des- 
serts nearly every Wednesday evening and gave one 
radio dance — this after the Oregon-Montana game. 
Our fall house dance was cancelled because of a 
mild flu epidemic in the house. However, our plans 
for the winter formal are rapidly progressing and 
show great promise of being the best of Oregon's 
house dances to date. 

Rush week last fall term was, indeed, favorable, 
the quality of pledges being exceedingly high. In 
general, rushing for the entire school year has 
been better than at any previous year in the house. 

At the regional convention in Seattle last May, 
Samuel Dolan Jr., of Corvallis went through the 
model initiation. Also, last spring term we won 
the Sigma Delta Psi trophy for interfraternity 
athletics, placing the Betas and the Phi Delts in 
second and third places respectively. We were 
runner up in the Softball championship as well as 
in volleyball. 

During spring term, Ehle Reber was elected 
captain of the varsity track team. Lester Thayer 
was pledged to Skull and Dagger, sophomore men's 
service honorary, replacing last year's member Fred 
Konschot. George Andrews and Archie Marshik are 
both members of the Oregon "Tall Firs" basketball 
squad. Andrews was recently elected captain. 

Dick Williams, yearbook business manager was 
reecntly tapped by Friars, senior men's honorary. 
Oberlin Evenson was pledged into Scabbard and 
Blade, military honorary. 

Fall term elections were held due to vacancies 
in the house offices. The following are the results: 
Richard Thierolf, president ; Ehle Reber, vice-presi- 
dent; Freeman Sinclair, house manager; Rudolph 
Kalina, secretary; Lester Thayer, historian; Bruce 
Bates, marshal; Perry Huffman, marshal. 

The fall term pledge class designed and con- 
structed a heart modeled after our fraternity badge. 
The electrically lighted heart was mounted at the 
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U. OF TEXAS (Tex. Alpha) "At Home" group. 



lunch all eyes are focused on the heart while we 
sing "Dear Old Fraternity." We have found this 
very impressive and have received many compli- 
ments on it. 



Pennsylvania Delta 
University of Pennsylvania 

Initiates: William Gelbach, Waynesboro; 
James B. Cheyney, Glenside. 

Activities: Our chapter gave a Christmas party 
for a group of underprivileged children which was 
followed by the annual Christmas party. Santa was 
played by Richard Wolf assisted by William Mur- 
ray. 

During Christmas vacation various improve- 
ments were made in the house. The living room and 
game room were refurnished and much of the 
woodwork varnished. 

Rushing started immediately after vacation under 
the leadership of Rushing Chairman William E. 
Murray, and we are expecting a most successful sea- 
son. 

The chapter has showed great scholastic improve- 
ment this year and has advanced from 29th to I4th 
place in the fraternity ratings. 

William Tooker and Franklin Cawl are out for 
the Kite and Key competition. Hank Pope is out 
for fencing manager, and Fulton Murphy for 
wrestling manager. I3art Cheyney received his 
varsity "P" for soccer and honorable mention for 
the All Eastern team. Harry Arthur was a regular 
on the 150 lb. championship football team last 
fall and Bob Jones served in the capacity of sub- 
stitute. Charles Thompson has been elected to the 
board of the engineering publication of the Uni- 
versity "The Pennsylvania Triangle." Frank Rod- 
gers is out for the fencing team of which Harold 
Horn is now a member. 



Pennsylvania Epsilon 
Lehigh University 



Pennsylvania Eta 
Pennsylvania State College 

Pledges: Harold Bucher, Mount Lebanon, Pitts- 
burgh; Charles Reeder, Chambersburgh ; James 
Duncan, Oil City. 

Initiates: Joseph A. Dreier, Wilkes Barre; 
Theodore Scott, Oil City; Richard E. Jenks, Punx- 
sutawney; David P. Hughes, Pittsburgh; Robert 
Bruggerman, Sharon; Edward Tintelnot, Pitts- 
burgh; Ferdinand Fidati, Scranton. 

Activities: Arnie Magill and Edward Tintelnot 
gained several points on the house's record sheet 
in intermural boxing, when they defeated their op- 
ponents in the initial round. 

On Feb. 9, 1941, Bunnett Carlton was elected 
president; Warran Zeigler, vice-president; Jerome 
H. Blakslee, secretary; and Ed Blackburn, comp- 
troller. 

Several weeks ago the house entertained the 
Delta Gamma sorority at an exchange dinner, 
which was very successful in paving the way for 
closer social relations between Sig Eps and Delta 
Gams. 

Several of the sophomore class are competing 
for assistant managers' positions. Bus Blakslee is 
trying to secure one of the boxing positions, while 
Bill Murphy is after a berth on the staff of the 
basketball managers, and Ted Scott is out for the 
corresponding position in Swimming. 

P. Joe Scally, who boxes in the heavyweight 
division, after an indecisive defeat last spring in 
the intercollegiates, came back strongly to decision 
Woceisjes, of Syracuse, in the best individual bout 
of the year. Scally hopes for a repeat performance 
in the National Boxing Meets, which are being 
held at Penn State this year. 

Burnett Carlton is taking up his duties as the 
first assistant manager of the undefeated rifle team. 
Cirlton's position is somewhat unusual in that he 
is the only first assistant manager in the history of 
the school who was never a second assistant mana- 
ger. He is the only man ever to be both a fresh- 



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man manager and first assistant manager of the 
same sport, and the only man ever to have been 
both freshman manager and varsity manager of the 
same sport. 

Our annual informal initiation was held three 
weeks before the end of last semester, when thir- 
teen pledges were initiated. 

The dancing of pledge Brother Milton Kuhn, at- 
tracted much attention and favorable comment at 
a recent all-college dance, in which he interpreted 
the "hustle" with the aid of Elsie Rooth, the Sweet- 
heart of Sigma Phi Epsilon. 

Pennsylvania lota 
Muhlenberg College 

Pennsylvania Kappa 
Bucknell University 

Pennsylvania Lambda 
Westminster College 

Pledges: Guy Anderson, Crafton; John Bret- 
tell, New Castle; Scovel Carlson, McKeesport; 
Duane Davis, Grove City; Felix and Joseph De- 
moise, S. Greensburg; James Elliot, New Wilming- 
ton; Kenneth Falkner, Sharon, Ohio; Raymond 
Fredricks, New Castle; Alan Gilbert, Johnstown; 
Aylmer Girdwood, Aliquippa; Danny Harris, 
Charleroi; Charles Goodnough, Bellevue; Clarence 
Greer, Aliquippa; John Henry, Altoona; Frank 
Hetra, Farrell; William Horean, New Castle; 
Charles Horten, E. Liverpool, Ohio ; Norwin Kerr, 
Scottdale ; Keith Kingsbury, Boonville, N. Y. ; John 
Miller, Aliquippa; Robert and William Miller, 
Glenshaw; Ralph Murrin, Franklin; David Nicklas, 
Pittsburgh; David Opperman, Bellevue; Don Roy, 
Bellevue; Dale Riggle, Vandergrift; Norman Rus- 
sell, Akron, Ohio; Arthur Watherwax, McKees- 
port; Robert Williams, Buffalo, N.Y.; James Wil- 



son Canton, Ohio; and Chalmer Zech, Pittsburgh. 

Initiates: Romaine Andrews, Mt. Lebanon; 
Kenneth Burr, Corey; Leland Fox, Schenectady, 
N.Y.; William Hill, Turtle Creek; William Mc- 
Minn, Mt. Lebanon; Paul Means, New Wilming- 
ton; Frank O'Hara, Ford City; Paul Wilson, 
Sharon; and Harrison Allen Hartman, principal, 
Sligo. 

Activities: Pennsylvania Lambda is continuing 
to strive for a perfectly balanced fraternity and to 
make this chapter deeply felt on the campus of 
Westminster college. 

As the principal aim of the active chapter, the 
members have decided to build a well rounded 
athletic group and fraternity teams, a high scholas- 
tic average for the house, a leading position in 
campus affairs, and a beautiful chapter house. 

Opening the athletic year, the Sig Eps swept the 
inter-fraternity touch football league title. In the 
inter-fraternity basketball loop, the chapter won the 
class B and C leagues and was second in the A 
league. The chapter also boasts four of the starting 
five on the Westminster "Towering Titans," one 
of the best teams in the east. 

The Sig Eps hold all four class presidencies in 
the college and the presidents of both the Inter- 
fraternity Council and Sphinx, senior men's honor- 
ary. Musically, the chapter has an eight piece dance 
band known as "Hud James," which is directed by 
Howard Williman, '42. 

Becoming famous on Westminster's campus are 
the Sig Ep houseparties. Under the direction of 
Bob Greer, '42, these parties are different in char- 
acter each month. An all-Sig Ep review featured the 
last one and the floor show left the campus talking. 

Fortunate in having a very active alumni board, 
the Westminster house is rapidly becoming the fin- 
est looking house in the college. Internal changes, 
including a new heating system, new living room 





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}^ictotlal O'nceoveti 

LEFT— top to bottom: EARL WINGER, Utah 
State (Utah Alpha) Open House Gymnastics 
winner. JAMES McCARTHY, University of 
Illinois (Illinois Alpha), football and basket- 
ball numeral winner for the lllini. BO PRING, 
University of Illinois (Illinois Alpha), 2nd 
Lieutenant, Cavalry, Cavalry club, water polo. 
ART BEEBE, also of Illinois Alpha, member 
of the Second Regimental Band. RIGHT— 
above: University of Pennsylvania (Pennsyl- 
vania Delta) barn dance group. Below: Jam 
session at the Pennsylvania Delta chapter 
house. President ROSS COCKREL is seen 
getting in a few hot licks on the trombone. 



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furniture, completely new rugs and the study rooms 
painted, have made the home of Sigma Phi Epsilon 
a feature of Westminster, a real home for its mem- 
bers, and a welcome threshold for the alumni. 

Pennsylvania Mu 
Temple University 

Initiates: Edward Cassel, Philadelphia; Edward 
Kasales, Tamaqua; Robert P. Miller, Ocean City, 
N.J. ; Joseph Paxton, Chester; John Sandonato, 
New Brunswick, N.J. ; Edmund Wrigley, Philadel- 
phia. 

SiG Ep Visitors: District Governor, Walter G. 
Fly, District of Columbia Alpha, and groups from 
Pennsylvania Eta, and Delaware Alpha. 

Activities: The chapter recently purchased new 
furniture which adds greatly to the interior of the 
house. 

We gave a most successful Christmas dance prior 
to the Christmas recess. 

Roger Germain, chapter president, is a member 
of the newly organized ice hockey team. William 
Roan, comptroller, was varsity football manager 
last fall and was recently awarded a letter for his 
efforts. Sidney Kalloway and Robert Miller are on 
the varsity boxing squad. 

Charles Keedy has been named social chairman 
for the second semester. 

Tennessee Alpha 
University of Tennessee 

Pledges: James O'Brien, Sharon, Pa.; Zeke 
Stanfield, Chattanooga; John Lundye, Knoxville; 
Eugene Smith, Memphis; Myron Smith, Memphis. 

Initiates: James King, Bristol; Joseph Brooks, 
Savannah; James Wilbanks, Memphis; Cyrus 
Gahnt, Knoxville. 

Texas Alpha 
University of Texas 

Pledges: Sam Dugger, Fort Worth; James 
Drane, Pecos; Mike deGeorge, Houston; Joe Pea- 
cock, Fort Worth; Ed Reynolds, Eldorado; Ray- 
mond Strubing, Houston; Richard Smith, Austin; 
John Wiren, New Paltz, N.Y. 

Initiates: Bill Lynch, Longview; Lonnie 
Grimm, Donna; Edward Matthews, Palestine. 

SiG Ep Visitors: John Palmer, Florida Alpha; 
Fred Korth, '32; Arthur Moers, '38; Bobby Moers, 
'40; Vance Foster, '38; Elliott Cavanaugh, '37; 
Hugh Miller, '39; Homer Sanders, all of Texas 
Alpha; X. R. Gill, Colorado Alpha, '15; James 
Garrison, Alabama Beta '25. 

Activities: Texas Alpha held three very success- 
ful Sunday dinner parties during the fall quarter. 
A large number of the brothers responded, and 
every one had a fine time. Our two open houses 
were well attended and were among the best affairs 
we have ever held. Our annual Christmas Party 
was more fun than ever at the expense of a few 
of the brothers. The house was appropriately deco- 
rated with Christmas trimmings. 

The Clifford B. Scott Scholarship Award for the 
1939-1940 session was won by our scholastic chair- 
man, David Cook. 

Our intramural program has been going better 
than usual this year. Ray Wunsch and Julius Ziegel- 



meyer won the intramural golf doubles over two 
of the brothers. Jack Emmott won the individual 
free-throw championship in the fraternity division 
and aided by M. C. Lewis, Bill Gossett, Joe Ander- 
son, and Mike deGeorge won the all-intramural 
team title. Jack Ayer was finalist in badminton. We 
are looking forward to repeating our basketball 
victory of last year. 

Utah Alpha 

Utah State Agricultural College 

Pledges: John G. Truesdell, Jr., Montclair, 
N.Y.; John Beatty, Bridgeport, Conn.; Edward 
Consalvi, Rochester, N.Y.; Frank Yose, LaBarge, 
Wyo.; Robert Calvin Choat, Lewiston; Hal S. 
Christensen, Logan; Robert Branges, New York 
City, N.Y. ; Glen Fuller, Eden; Lawrence Aubert, 
Price; Wayne K. Tuttle, Manti; Royden Carter, 
Provo; Blain, Harris, Soda Springs, Idaho; Roden 
Grant Shumway, Knab; Lynn Page, Payson; Bud 
Williams, Milford; George Barton, Manti. 

Initiates: Herbert Guy Taylor, Moab; Robert 
Dufford Baldwin, Moab; Mack H. Wray, Afton, 
Wyo. ; Fern Leroy Wright, Thatcher, Idaho ; Arthur 
Eugene Peterson, Lund, Idaho; William James 
Howland, Green River; John Elwin Clay, Milford; 
Charles Howard Henry, Rigby, Idaho; Wayne Ar- 
nold Ashworth Beaver City; William Allen Mc- 
Gregor, Thatcher, Idaho; Jon Fred Crockett, Han- 
sen, Idaho; Robert Oscar Carlson, Buhl, Idaho; 
Lamar Ralph Monroe, Scifsio; Wilford John 
Smeeding, Ogden; Mark K. Fjeldsted, Buena Park, 
Calif.; Keller Joseph Christensen, Gunnison. 

Utah Alpha 

Utah State Agricultural College 

Activities: The Sig Eps at Utah State have re- 
cently remodeled their house into the dormitory 
system. By using the third floor, which was used 
previously as a game room, for the sleeping quar- 
ters we now have 30 members living in the house. 

Under the direction of Bob Carlson and Clyde 
Higginson the annual Sig Ep "Soo-Vee-Ann" is 
getting underway. This will be held Feb. 22, and is 
one of the featured parties on the campus. 

Utah Alpha is again going strong in intramurals. 
Having taken 2nd place in Open House and basket- 
ball we are left only a shade behind first place. 
With winter carnival and swimming coming up 
Rene Ballard, intramural manager says, "We should 
regain the lead and finish first again this year." 

The active chapter honored seven new initiates 
at a recent beer bust and Dutch lunch. This makes a 
total of seventeen members initiated into the active 
chapter this year. 

"The chapter dinner for January is in charge of 
Bob Carlson, Fern Wright and Keler Christensen. 
Invitations are being sent out to all alumni and it 
should prove to be a gala affair. Alum Vern Peter- 
son will act as master of ceremonies. 

Vermont Alpha 
Norwich University 

Pledges: Harry P. Diliberto, Watertown, Mass.; 
Phillip J. Doherty, Jr., Yonkers, N.Y.; Wyatt M. 
Benz, Teaneck, N.J. ; Maurice C. Greene, Woburn, 
Mass. 



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U. OF TENNESSEE (Tenn. Alpha) chapter ofRcers, 
left to right: Maurice Roach, historian; Taylor 
Womacit, vice president; Harold White, president; 
David Harrison, connptroller. 

Initiates: Charles K. Higgins, Higham, Mass.; 
Winthrop W. Dudley, Guilford, Conn. ; Charles H. 
Willis Farnham, Burlington; Charles W. Prouty, 
Springfield, Mass. ; Richard D. Shedd, Manchester, 
N.H.; Paul P. Glazier, Morrisville; Roger L. Col- 
lins, Vergennes ; Thomas N. Breese, Jr., Attleboro, 
Mass.; Ralph P. Fiske, Saugus, Mass.; Lucian R. 
Searle, West Warwick, R.I.; John W. Brower, 
Melrose, Mass.; Howard N. Press, Bridgeport, 
Conn.; Eugene R. Dunkel, Torrington, Conn.; 
Leonard J. W. Franson, Essex, Conn.; Raymond 
R. Paquette, Manchester, N.H. 

SiG Ep Visitors: Gene Magnus, '12. Gene is the 
father of President Bill Magnus and his brother, 
Mark. Dave Anderson, '22. Dave has recently been 
elected as State Auditor for the State of Vermont. 
Besides these two frequent visitors there were over 
thirty alumni back for the homecoming game with 
Middlebury last fall. 

Activities: Homecoming was a great success this 
year with a large delegation of the alumni back 
with either wives or sweethearts. Instead of the 
usual house parties, the five fraternities on the 
"Hill" got together and held a homecoming ball 
in the Armory. 

Sig Ep was well represented on the Norwich 
football squad this year with five varsity men: 
Captain Ray Paquette (guard), Bill Dedrick 
(tackle), Paul Rice (tackle), Andy Stasio (back), 
and Dana Costin (back). Paquette, Dedrick, and 
Rice were elected to the mythical Vermont All- 
State football team. Under Captain Paquette the 
team was led through the most successful year in 
Norwich history with only one defeat in eight 
games. 

Gordon Wheeler, '42, and Foster Little, '42, are 
the co-editors of the 1941 War Whoop, the year- 
book. Clifton Jackson, '42, has been made editor- 
in-Chief of the Guidon, the school newspaper. Ed 
Scott, '42, is associate editor of the same publica- 



tion. Dave Perrin is captain of the fencing team on 
which Sam Powell is a mainstay. Loren Durkee 
continues to be one of the big scorers on a highly 
successful basketball team, while Paul Mansur is 
a varsity hockey man. 

Rushing will be held the first week in February 
and the activities will be directed by Rushing Chair- 
man Ray Paquette. The cream of the freshman class 
are all expected to become Sig Eps. A big banquet 
and get-together will be held Pledge Sunday, Feb. 
8, in honor of the new pledges. 

Plans are well under way for Carnival Week 
house parties with Social Chairman Fred Angier in 
charge. The Grenediers, school band, has been hired 
to supply the music. Plans for a gigantic snow 
sculpture to top last year's twenty-four foot pen- 
guin are being worked out. 

Vermont Beta 
Middlebury College 

Virginia Alpha 
University of Richmond 

Virginia Zeta 
Randolph-Macon College 

Pledge: John N. Gillespie, Raven. 

Initiates: Alvin W. Brittingham, Hampton; 
Ray B. Loy, Washington, D.C.; James I. Luttes, 
Washington, D.C.; Milton Cummings, Jr. Rich- 
mond ; Howard Luce, W. Sayville, N.Y. 

Sigma Ep Visitors: Thomas Massey, '31; John 
S. Brushwood, '40; Gordon Brooks, '37; Gordon 
Garrett, '31 ; John Meade, '30 ; Charles Collier, '31 ; 
Thomas W. Moore Jr., '32; George Tankard, '40; 
William Cherrey '36. 

Activities: Robert Moberg, Howard Luce and 
Alvin Brittingham are making a name for them- 
selves and Sig Ep as A-1 basketball players. The 
two Sig Eps are varsity men and have been the 
star players in all of the games. Brittingham is one 
of the steady five for the "B" squad and has showed 
his ability as a capable athlete. 

Virginia Eta 
University of Virginia 

Washington Alpha 
Washington State College 

Pledges: Arvid Andresen, Marysville; Dean 
Armstrong, Harrington; Warren Bailor, Onalaska; 
Benton Bangs, Chelan; Gail Bishop, Sumas; Robert 
Dove Laverne, Calif.; William Dunham, Yakima; 
Richard Forest, Yakima; Lyle Griffith, Manson; 
Clinton Hansen, Olympia; Kenneth Hanson, Castle 
Rock; Richard Hix, Pullman; Jack Kelleher Ellens- 
burgh; Robert Kennedy, Sandpoint, Idaho; Robert 
McCain Spokane; Leslie Lee, Odessa; Charles 
O'Neil Tokeland; Eddie Fillings, EUensburgh; 
Fred Small, Mead; Doris Schnebly, EUensburgh; 
Richard Stanford, Olympia; Vincent Tapping, 
Grays River; Lawrence Timm Harrington; Ray 
Walker, Dayton; Gilbert Whipps, Mead. 

Initiates: Robert M. Clegg, Colfax; Sanford 
Davis Pullman; Melvin Michel, Lynden. 

Activities: Bombers may be buzzing over Eng- 
land, but when it comes to real activity, look to 
Wash. Alpha. The entire house resembles a beauti- 



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ful spring scene, with its new green rugs. Recently 
we have equipped the house with a modern read- 
ing room, lavatory, and lighting fixtures. At the 
present, we are remodeling our stairways. Ail this 
has combined to create such a harmonious atmos- 
phere that according to our latest figures our scho- 
lastic record will reach a new high. 

As to the sport side of the question, our inter- 
mural basketball team has been showing such vim 
and vigor that it is a strong candidate for a cham- 
pionship trophy this year. We also look forward 
to a very successful year in tennis and baseball. 

Rushing is getting ahead by leaps and bounds 
now that we have our second wind and a new 
semester coming up. Social activities have reached 
a new high. Our spring formal will be held on 
February 22, and later in the year our sweetheart 
dinner. To go along with this we have our regular 
number of exchange dinners, desserts, and firesides. 

Just to prove that some of our boys are going 
places, Robert Barton and Kent Cushman accepted 
positions in the Naval Aeronautic Station at Pensa- 
cola, Fla. Russell Schleeh is to become a Private 
Pilot on May 1 of this year. He is then to go into 
the Army Air Corps. Earl Ross, '40, has a position 
with a large sugar concern in the Hawaiian Islands, 
and Howard Knight, '40, is with a Flying Cadet 
Detachment at Purdue University. 

Washington Beta 
University of Washington 

West Virginia Beta 
\Fest Virginia University 

Wisconsin Alpha 
Lawrence College 

Pledge: Robert Sager, Appleton. 

Initiates: Dennis Wilch, Appleton; William 
Burke, Appleton; George Mowbray, Fond du Lac; 
Gregg Hunter, Chicago, 111.; John Fengler, Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 

SiG Ep Visitors: Stan Cole, '40; Henry Boss, 
'40 ; Don Neverman, '40 ; Robert Stocker, '40 ; Dick 
Fink, '40; Jack Bodilly, '40; Mark Wilkins, asst 
to Grand Secretary; Paul Amundsen, '14; Carl Ol- 
sen, '21; Charles Larsen, '38; Marshal Wiley, '31. 

Activities: The most important thing on the 
horizon for Wis. Alpha right now is our new 
house, which is almost completed. Every few days 
one can find a few of the fellows looking the place 
over. We are scheduled to move in Feb. 22. 

Looking back over the semester we find the Sig 
Eps took first place in the Homecoming Float 
Parade and a second in the house decorations. 
These are coveted awards. 

Leroy Lubenow earned his letter in football as a 
first string varsity tackle, rated as one of the better 
tackles in the Midwest Conference. 

Sig Eps make up the better part of the Lawrence 
swimming team with Don Johnson, diver, Stan 
Lundahl, backstroke, John Fengler and Greg 
Hunter, free-stylers. 

Don Frederickson, our president, is serving his 
second year as one of the best men on the basket- 
ball team. Basketball is only one of his activities 
in the field of sports. 

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installation of the Wis. Gamma chapter at Carroll 
College in Waukesha on Dec. 14. 

In the line of social events we are looking for- 
ward to our winter formal which is Feb. 8, and to 
a house party to be given by the pledges as a final 
farewell to our present house. Christmas week we 
gave a party for a number of underprivileged chil- 
dren of the city. 

We were very proud to initiate Senator Alexan- 
der Wiley of Wisconsin as an honorary member. 
This was quite an event for our chapter. 

Wisconsin Beta 
University of Wisconsin 

Pledges: Melvin Appel, Oshkosh; Robert Bohn, 
Reedsburg; Robert McKay, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Fred 
Ladewig, Milwaukee. 

Activities: A great deal has been done during 
the past semester in the way of outside activities. 
First in the way of athletics. Our touch football 
team won their division for which they received 
a division trophy. Our basketball team ended up 
in second place in their division. Our bowling team 
deserves much credit, for they finished up in second 
place in the fraternity finals after having been divi- 
sion champs. The hockey team has one defeat and 
one victory to their credit; all these outstanding 
achievements has created a great deal of spirit and 
enthusiasm among the boys. 

A successful Founders' Day celebration was held 
at the chapter house Saturday, Nov. 16. Speeches 
were given by Robert Eichhorst, District Governor, 
Charles Pulley, Traveling Secretary, and many of 
the alumni gave short but interesting talks. The 
Madison alumni retaliated and gave a dinner for 
the chapter at a local hotel on Dec. 16, after dinner 
movies were shown and a good time was had by all. 

Wisconsin Beta was well represented at the in- 
stallation of the Wisconsin Gamma chapter. 



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Carroll College on the week-end of Dec. 13-14. 
Incidentally the Carroll chapter is going to be host 
to a triangular basketball tournament which will 
include Wisconsin Beta, Gamma and Alpha. The 
date is set for Feb. 28 and March 1. 

Everyone is now putting forth great effort at 
getting a good start in their second semester 
courses, however we have a social event coming 
up this week-end Feb. 15 and 16. Our former 
president William Bauman, graduated this semester 
and is being married Feb. 16. Bill has invited the 
entire chapter to Monroe for the week-end. This is 
a rather different type of social event than usual, so 
much excitement has been created and the boys are 
anticipating a great week-end. 

Henry Oik of Antigo, Wis., also graduated at 
the close of this semester. He received a law degree. 

Wisconsin Gamma 
Carroll College 

Pledges: Gurnee Cape, Racine; Herbert Casa- 
nave, Shorewood; David Dean, Avalon ; Roger 
Dinkel, Beaver Dam; Kenneth Duchac, Antigo; 
Owen Finnerty, Fond du Lac; William Fuller, 
Ashland; William Glidden, Waukesha; Gerald 
Hooker, Wausau; Quentin Johnson, Brooklyn; 
Warren Loveland, La Crosse; Donald Pratt, Rich- 
land Center; William Seatter, Racine; Donald 
Wear, Columbus, Ohio; Charles Weisel, Fox Lake. 

Initiates: James Allison, III, Evanston, 111.; 
Eldon Blank, Theinsville; William Buck, Chicago, 
111.; George Hennings, Theinsville; James Shafer, 
Waukesha; Lloyd Stephany, Fond du Lac'; James 
Wendorf, Wausau; Robert Zimmerman, Burling- 
ton. 

SiG Ep Visitors: Edwin Buchanan, Grand Treas- 



urer, Milwaukee; Mark D. Wilkins, Assistant to 
the Grand Secretary, Richmond, Va.; A. P. Dip- 
pold. Past Grand President, Chicago, 111.; Ray S. 
Thurman, Governor District X, Chicago, 111.; 
Robert H. Eichhorst, Governor District XI, Mil- 
waukee; Dale Burket and Howard Messer, Iowa 
Alpha; Jerry Olson, Dick Bowers, and Charles 
Stiehm, Minnesota Alpha; R. A. Cannan, Illinois 
Alpha; Several visitors from Wisconsin Alpha and 
Wisconsin Beta; and Robert Coumb, Walter Carl- 
ton, Wisconsin Gamma. 

Activities: The baby chapter of Sigma Phi Epsi- 
lon, Wisconsin Gamma, has another good start for 
a banner year. In the intramural sport field we 
have a second place in touchfootball, and are now 
holding first place in volleyball. The big social 
event of the college year was the installation dance, 
which was attended by 175 couples. The dance was 
preceded by the installation banquet which was 
attended by 100 guests. At the banquet, plans were 
made for athletic contests between Wisconsin 
Alpha, Beta and Gamma. These will be held in 
the near future. Ned Demming and President Wil- 
liam Johnston were elected to Who's Who in 
American Colleges and Universities. Francis Gar- 
rity is one of the leading debaters who are travel- 
ing throughout the middle west and Pledge Duchac 
starred in the fall play Tovarich. Scholarship has 
risen rapidly under the direction of George Dem- 
ming, scholarship chairman. Bill Johnston is presi- 
dent of Campus club an all-school organization. 
Four out of the starting five of the basketball team 
wear the Sig Ep heart. Allen Penney is business 
manager for the Hinakaga, college yearbook. Wis- 
consin Gamma chapter's first and last thought is to 
make a stronger chapter consistent with the Sig 
Ep tradition. 



l/ital Vata 

Marriages {Continued from page 215) 

Merle B. Chamberlain, New York Alpha, '37, to 
Beryl Smith, Dec. 19, 1940. 

J. Robert Morton, New York Alpha, '36, to 
Barbara Tyler, Feb. 8, 1941. At home, 200 Warner 
Ave., Syracuse, N.Y. 

Lawrence Boyce McArthur, New York Beta, '35, 
to Eleanor Talbot Smith, Nov. 30, 1940, Cohoes, 
N.Y. 

Fredrick J. Lupke, Jr., New York Delta, '35, to 
Marion Walker. 

Arthur T. Gies, Ohio Gamma, '37, to Margaret 
E. Dennis, Nov. 20, 1940. 

Richard T. Reiss, Ohio Gamma, '40, to Pauline 
Sherry, Dec. 28, 1940, Akron, Ohio. 

Fred Konschot, Oregon Beta, to Lavene Mc- 
Collum, Chi Omega, Feb. 14, 1941, Klamath Falls, 
Ore. 

Lester L. McDowell, Pennsylvania Kappa, ex-'40, 
to D. Janet Hillenbrand. 

Lieut. Harry Shoup, Pennsylvania Lambda, '40, 
to Loui.se Lane, Alpha Gamma Delta, Feb. 7, 1941. 

Merrill Philip Straw, Pennsylvania Lambda, '37, 
to Marrian Tranter. 



Byron A. Bledsoe, Tennessee Alpha, to Alice 
Lorraine Schweizer, Kappa Delta, Feb. 1, 1941, 
Holy Trinity Church, "Vicksburg, Miss. At home, 
1824 Cherry St., "Vicksburg, Miss. 

Roger H. Hoffman, Texas Alpha, '40, to Dawn 
Paullus, June 9, 1940. 

James A. Krause, Texas Alpha, '40, to Dorothy 
Day, Chi Omega, June 29, 1940. 

Hiram S. Brown, Texas Alpha, '38, to Lillian 
Baggett, June 30, 1940. 

Preston W. A. Staats, Texas Alpha, '40, to Eu- 
genia Morris, Zeta Tau Alpha, Aug. 31, 1940. 

Louis Elbert Heaton, Utah Alpha, '37, to Doro- 
thy Stewart, July, 1940. At home, Berkeley, Calif. 

Conrad B. Toone, Utah Alpha, '36, to Josephine 
Gabryszek, Nov. 30, 1940, at SS. Edward & Jsadore 
Church, Green Bay, Wis. 

Harold A. Cummings, Utah Alpha, '39, to La- 
Vaun Stable. At home. Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Kenneth Merrit Kinsey, Vermont Beta, "39, to 
Doris E. Keffer, Pi Beta Phi, Dec. 28, 1940. At 
home, 25 Hamilton Ave., Kenmore, N.Y. 

Charles A. Booth, Virginia Zeta, to Pauline 
Foster. 

Don P. Neverman, Wisconsin Alpha, '40, to 
Barbara Plank, June 18, 1940. 



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Births 

To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Presley, Arkansas 
Alpha, '31, a daughter, Judith Ann, Dec. 5, 1940. 

To Mr. and Mrs. John Kott, Illinois Alpha, '33, 
twin daughters, Judith and Susan, Oct. 5, 1940. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Geyer, Illinois 
Alpha, '33, a daughter, Sept., 1940. 

To Mr. and Mrs. James F. Mehren, Illinois 
Alpha, '38, a son, Sept. 19, 1940. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Norman W. Nester, Indiana 
Alpha, a son, William Stephens, Nov. 18, 1940. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Dodge Distelhorst, 
Indiana Alpha, '35, a daughter, Ruth Ann, Feb. 
15, 1941, Philadelphia, Pa. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Edgar E. Wahlstrom, Iowa 
Gamma, '32, a son, James Edgar, Dec. 31, 1940. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Leslie H. Rice, Missouri 
Alpha, '28, a son, James Hugh, Dec. 31, 1939. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Judson T. Pierson, New 
Hampshire Alpha '33, a son, Judson T., Jr., May 
15, 1940. 

To Mr. and Mrs. G. Palmer Humphrey, New 
York Alpha, a son, G. Palmer, Jr., Jan. 25, 1941. 

To Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Witt, Ohio Alpha, '33, 
a son, Ellwood Hohmann, Jr., Dec. 2, 1940. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Orlin \i'. Lyons, Oklahoma 
Alpha, a daughter. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Howe, Oregon 
Beta, '28, a son, Joel Anders, January 1, 1941, in 
Seattle, Wash. 

To Mr. and Mrs. T. Folger Thomas, Pennsyl- 
vania Delta, '38, a son. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius G. Sullivan, Penn- 
sylvania Delta, '38, a son. 



in Memoriam 

Jefferson Albert Cirnley, Jr., Alabama Alpha, 
Dec. 20, 1940. 

William E. Emerson, California Beta. 

Leroy C. Schantz, District of Columbia Alpha. 

William F. Miller, Indiana Alpha, Dec, 1939. 

Orie Erb Klingman, Iowa Gamma. 

James M. Price, Kansas Alpha, Nov. 6, 1940. 

Frank J. Brading, Michigan Alpha. 

Richard H. Gentry, Missouri Alpha, Jan. 17, 
1941. 

John Laning Taylor, New York Beta, '19, Dec. 
4, 1940. 

William A. Kuhn, New York Gamma. 

William C. Thomas, Ohio Alpha. 

Kenneth W. Driskell, Tennessee Alpha. 

Louis C. Lane, Tennessee Alpha. 

Roderick P. Taylor, Virginia Zeta, Feb. 4, 1941. 



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Forrest P. Toyne, Colorado Gamma. 
Andrew Chambers, Jr., Delaware Alpha. 
Thomas J. Addiego, New York Gamma. 
William P. UUstrom, New York Gamma. 
Joseph C. O'Neill, New York Gamma. 
Raymond R. Serenbetz, New York Gamma. 
Walter S. Mason, Jr., Oklahoma Alpha. 
Frederick T. Kunz, Pennsylvania Iota. 
Robert A. Ladner, Pennsylvania Mu. 
Gerald F. Abernathy, Virginia Eta. 



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MISSOURI ALPHA 



William S. Denham 
James W. Doarn 
George M. Duren 
Dwinnell Elliott 
Leonard E. Gabriel 
Allan Gilmour 
Claudius E. Gray 
Kelley L. Alexander 
James H. Bash 
Charles C. Boles 
Ewing H. Crutchfield 
James D. Greenlee 
Lloyd Hall 
Richard F. Hledik 
Winslow E. Hutchins 
Cleo P. Jackson 



Raymond L. Mathes 
William C. McGraw 
Leslie C. McWhirter 
Charles E. Netherton 
Carl C. Neuer 
Herbert H. Olfe 
Thomas P. O'Neill 
W. J. D. Richerson 
John M. Roberts 
Chas. W. Schacht 
Russell G. Scott 
Laurence E. Sturtevant 
Paul O. Terry 
John G. Teter 
Peter W. Upham 
Stanley F. Vallet 



Joseph B. Wolfe 
George E. Cunningham 
Robert C. Bardwell 
Courtney I. Davis 

MISSOURI BETA 
Washington University 
John J. Brennan 
John A. C. Hewitt Davis 
Harry A. Dickman 
Walter A. Ernest 
Joseph H. Humphrey 
James A. Hyndman 
Herman W. Robert 
Lloyd E. LinHow 
James L. P. McCallum 
William K. Menke 
Paul F. Rau 
Daniel M. Sheehan 
William L. Waid 
Joseph H. Wright 

MONTANA ALPHA 
University o* Montana 
Herbert F. Abel 
Addis L. Ainsworth 
Albert A. Applegate 
Howard B. Black 
Marvin W. Black 
George A. Byrd 
Dan E. Callahan 
Bruce P. Centerwall 
Earl R. Fries 
Norman S. Fulmor 
Wm. J. Gannon 



Ray Gimble 
George J. Grover 
William H. Haight 
Elon R. Halverson 
William H. Higinbotham 
John E. Hill 
Charles K. Kimble 
Leon T. Lockridge 
Fred H. Lowe 
Philip R. Martin 
Donald D. McCarthy 
Howard A. McCuUy 
Francis J. McKelvey 
Henry B. Mills 
Thomas E. Mulvihill 
Dan E. ONeil 
Laurence A. Packard 
Milton F. Randolph 
Walter C. Reiner 
Albert J. Seeley 
Anthony L. Schilling 
Arthur L. Schroeder 
Joseph H. Shaver 
Henry M. Shoebotham 
Fred J. Springer 
Louis M. Stevens 
Alfred W. Wakefield 
Oscar E. Williamson 
Harold M. Willis 
George W. Witcomb 
Arthur E. Yensen 

NEBRASKA ALPHA 
University of Nebraska 

Joseph Aldrich 
Arthur Balis 



John T. Barr 
Leon R. Bell 
Alton H. Bennett 
Paul P. Bliss 
Mason A. Butcher 
Edgar M. Campell 
Russell M. Castello 
Samuel G. Chamberlin 
Frank J. Cole 
Raymond P. Costello 
Ted A. Cowell 
George W. Deford 
James A. Doctor 
Thomas A. Duke 
Wallace A. Eldred 
Edwin A. Fralick 
Carroll A. Geist 
Duane J. Graham 
Harry E. Harris 
Ralph E. Herrick 
Charles W, Herron 
Alford L. Isham 
Arthur E. Jackson 
Allen H. Johnson 
Merwin O. Johnson 
Leslie Johnstone 
Maynard C. Lakin 
Leonard L. Leach 
Rufus O. McBrien 
Clifford J. McKinney 
Lyell O. McKinney 
Chauncey Potter 
Purman Y. Rembe 
Everett R. Scherich 
Cyril B. Smith 
Glenn W. Stancliff 
Richard M. Still 



SIGMA PHI EPSILON JOURNAL 



Joseph W. Still 
Marvin W. Styer 
Oliver W. Townsend 
Verne H. Weller 
Roe C. West 
Francis B. Young 
Lewis M. Young 
Lester C. Young 

NEW HAMPSHIRE ALPHA 

Dartmouth College 
Roger C. Carlton 
RoBert K. Carpenter 
Flavel S. Elliott 

NEW MEXICO ALPHA 
University of New Mexico 
Francis H. Brogan 
Kenneth R. BuUington 
Chester B. Chennault 
Ardis T. Cox 
Donald C. Doll 
Hugh T. Dutter, Jr. 
Quentin C. Herbert 
Joseph H. Hoban 
Allen MacGillivray 
Charles C. Smith 
James W. Smith 
Willie H. Tate 
Leland S. Trafton 

NEW YORK ALPHA 
Syracuse University 
Robert W. Cox 
Bartlett W. Dorr 
Henry J. Forman 
William C. Hoople 
Charles Jackson 
Harry C. Mathewson 
John McMaster 
Clinton S. Rockwood 
Irwin G. Ross 
James A. Ross, Jr. 
Arthur K. Sullivan 
Harry D. Taft 
Herman E. Weaver 
Percy A. Winchell 

NEW YORK BETA 
Cornell University 

William L. Bowman 

Harold L. Caldwell 

Fred H. Davis 

Henry W. Conner 

Wilbur R. Davis 

Ralph C. Dunford, Jr. 

William D. Weeks 

Merle C. Van Dine 

NEW YORK GAMMA 
New York University 

Gerald Billings, Jr. 

Arthur G. Gaines 

George A. Gebhart 

NORTH CAROLINA BETA 
North Carolina State 
College 
Durant S. Abernathy 
Alfred S. Armfield 
Neal C. Bellamy 
Howard W. Bowen, Jr. 
Cecil R. Cobb 
John C. Collier 
Nolan C. Davenport 
Kenneth C. Denny 
Alvin D. Dupree 
Marion C. Finch 
Frederick W. Hargrove 
William W. Harkness 
George G. Henricks, Jr. 
Louie L. Hood 
John p. Hunt 
Maurice H. Lee 
Richard R. Lewis 
John C, Mace 
James D. McNeil 
James M. Morrow 
John S. Neely 
Alfonso D. Robertson, Jr. 
Edwin E. Robbins 
Robert D. Sloan 
John D. Smith 
Hugh M. Stroffregen 
Roy C. Sutton 
Thomas W. Thorne 



Bruce P. Tillery 
Robert P. Uzzelle 
John G. Yancey 

NORTH CAROLINA 
GAMMA 
Duke University 
Henry Y. Edgerton 
Byron L. Hawks 
Arthur H. KiUen, Jr. 
Porter P. Lamm 
James M. Moore, Jr. 
Wilbur S. Ormsby 
Jesse W. Sauls 
Hambleton Slingluff, Jr. 
George C. Tudor, Jr. 
Dent Turner 
Henry M. Ware 
George H. Yow, Jr. 

NORTH CAROLINA DELTA 
University of North 
Carolina 
John M. Davison 
Harry H. Field 
Walter L. Hargett 
James B. Linn 
Aaron A. F. Seawell, Jr. 
Jesse H. Stribling 



rst 



lesse H. itriDimg 
Francis X. Waldhu: 
John B. Wallace 



NORTH CAROLINA 
EPSILON 
Davidson College 
Hubbard A. Knox 
William W. Lowrence 
James L. McGee 
C. Hamilton Pettus, Jr. 
John B. Pridgcn, Jr. 
Marvin A. Turner 

OHIO ALPHA 
Ohio Northern University 
William A. D. Allan 
Bernard W. Anthony 
Jack Armstrong 
Robert G. Bane 
Harry D. Baxter 
William E. Bell 
Wayne M. Bidwell 
George E. Boop 



rge 
Harold J. Bowers 
Stanley J. Bowers 
Earl F. Boyl 
Robert W. Briggs 
Carl D. Brooks 
Wm. P. Burke 
George E. Daugherty 
Donald T. Davis 
Byram S. Dickerson 
William L. Dormand 
John E. Duncan 
Edmund J. Durkin 
Richard E. Evans 
Lewis V. Fergus 
Clyde T. Foges 
Oscar Francis 
Carleton M. Eraser 
Paul F. Fusselman 
Robert Gary 
William H. Good 
Raymond H. Gramm 
Alfred L. Gregory 
Carl F. Gruenert 
Earle S. Haight 
Edward D. Halsey 
Roy B. Hamill 
Ralph E. Hammett 
William A. Hansen 
Omar G. Hartley 
Melvin D. Heist 
John H. Henry 
Ralph L. Henshaw 
Howard H. Hollenbeck 
Philo D. Hotelling 
Bernard E. Hughes 
Chas. C. Ingraham 
Wynne L. Jackson 
Norman James 
Joseph F. Janda 
Edward D. Jones 
E. Robert Jones 
Ellison S. Kauffman 
Vernet A. Kauffman 
William J. Kellcy 
William R. Kerr 



William Z. Kling 
Louis E. Kohler 
Hugo L. Kuester 
Chas. W. Lambert 
George R. Lambert 
Amos W. Lewis 
David E. Lewis 
Erwin H. Lawrence 
Walter M. Linn 
Robert J. List 
Montgomery C. Marshall 
Frank E. McGannan 
John J. Meighan 
Edgar A. Miles 
Clarence D. Mitchell 
John W. Mitchell 
Lawrence T. Monroe 
John H. Moore 
Lawrence S. Moreland 
Charles J. Musante 
Palmer N. Myers 
Laurence E. Newell 
Arthur C. Newkirk 
Donald L. Orton 
William L, Parrish 
Philip J. Patton 
Verne B. Pearce 
Harley F. Pence 
Earl L. Pencey 
Jay E. Phillips 
Merl O. Pontius 
Daniel E. L. Porter 
Charles A. Prince 
Carl A. Randall 
Norman F. Rearic 
Robert B. Reline 
Christian E. Rhonemus 
Edward R. Rogers 
George B. Rothrock 
Carl F. Schellenberg 
Gustave W. Schellenberg 
Hal J. Shafer 
A. Homer Sherrick 
Clifford A. Smith 
Russell H. Smith 
Ralph L. Smith 
William A. B. Smith 
John R. Stamets 
C. Harold Swan 
Francis H. Sykora 
Fred W. Tracy 
Edwin D. Tross 
G. Harold Van Devort 
Reese F. Veatch 
H. Lawrence Velta 
Ross E. Vroman 
Carl F. Walters 
Jay Watte 
Shirley M. Wegerly 
Elmer E. Welty 
Chas. S. Wengerd 
Harold P. Wilber 
David E. William 
Lawrence E. Williams 
Robert L. Williams 
Earl Wilson 
John R. Wines 
Earl Wise 

OHIO BETA 
Wittenberg College 
Paul L. Overhuls 
Clarence E. Paulus 
Mentor E. Rowand 

OHIO GAMMA 
Ohio State University 
George J. Atwater 
Donald D. Baird 
Morris A. Bartholomew 
Robert B. Bates 
Enos B. Bookwaltcr 
Ross R. Conner 
Joseph P. Cornell 
Paul M. Crider 
Donald C. Durant 
Walter F. Gahm 
Lawrence H. Gross 
John C. Hapgood 
Charles E. Hubbard 
Bertram L. Hughes 
Marion A. Hunter 
Robert A. Lang 
Carl H. McMillan 
John H. Melstrom 
Charles Mctzlcr 
Carleton L. Meyers 
Dwight L. Mignin 



Kenneth S. Mills 
Myron R. Morton 
Morris H. Phillips 
John C. Roberts 
Rhoderick R. Shaw 
J. Cloyd Snyder 
George J. Sleight, Jr. 
Robert W. Smith 
Vivien L. Smith 
Harry H. Thompson 
Oliver M. Urbaun 
Karl Wilkinson 
Joseph N. Wilmers 

OHIO EPSILON 
Ohio Wesleyan University 

Roy Nickerson 
John Kelman 
Harold N. King 
Odis E. Long 
Charles K. Cranston 
Cyril M. Canright 
Theodore G. Canright 
Lester G. Brailey 
Howard W. Wrentmore 
Haldean S. Lindsey 
Grant W. Leman 
Robert E. Cocherille 
Robert E. Randall 
Angus L. Thomson 
Creighton H. Davies 
John G. Tilton 

OKLAHOMA ALPHA 
Oklahoma A. & M. 
College 
Clifford C. McClain 
Guy L. Sumner 
Harry A. Munger 
William C. Betts 
Watson L. Caldwell 
Merle R. Church 
Orlin W. Lyons 
Julian R. Meeker 
Frederick W. Redlick 
Joseph F. Rolette 
Edouard B. Le Flore 
Theodore Turner 
Robert D. Reed 
Deward Lents 
William M. Dale 
Raymond H. Crowe 
Ralph W. Canfield 
William C. Barton 



James D. Algyre 
Vernon Gregory 
Thomas F. Haifley 
Cazville L. Hudiburg 
Jewell E. Jones 
William H. Downing 
Leo M. Landers 

OREGON ALPHA 
Oregon State College 
David H. Smith 
Clarence M. Ebert 
Elbridge R. Fendall 
Benjamin G. Griffith 
Leon E. McQuary 
Kenneth A. Soult 
Ernest H. Toevs 
Alexander J. Allan 
Neeland Ashla 
Marvyn R. Ambuhl 
John W. Bethel 
Irwin L. Betzel 
Ray O. Borror 
Donald W. Gray 
George S. Cruikshank 
Claire D. Haines 
Osmond J. Hauge 
Eric E. Hopson 
Allan W. McComb 
Ralph W. Mize 
Elmer W. Olsen 
John R. Perkins 
Guy E. Savage 
Harold E. Sherry 

OREGON BETA 
University of Oregon 
Ralph G. Bates 

Ernest N. Garbarino 
Kermit V. Ragain 
Kenneth W. Walker 
Allen K. Lottridge 
James D. Hanley 
John G. Hagmeir 



SIGMA PHI EPSILON JOURNAL 



PENNSYLVANIA ALPHA 
Washington & Jefferson 
Rorr W. Coe 
Josiah R. Laughner 
J. T. Peters 

PENNSYLVANIA BETA 
Jefferson Medical College 

William E. Allen 

Brontz L. Cowan 

Andrew E. Forster 

Charles H. Crone 

Andrew J. Keenan, Jr. 

Henry A. Strecker 

Melvin A. Taylor 

Walter Zehern 

Harold B. Wood 

Parry B. Larimer 

Charles S. McKinney 

William M. Moore 

Edwin B. Miller 
PENNSYLVANIA GAMMA 
University of Pittsburgh 

Robert R. Dickson 

Samuel B. Anderson 

John C. Challener 

George S. Dible 

Fred B. Duffy 

Robert J. Dobbs 

Lee M. Layton 

Walter L. O'Hagan 

John C. Moeller 

Frederick B. Rhodes 

William H. Rankin 

Herbert F. Rock 

PENNSYLVANIA DELTA 
University of Pennsylvania 



Donald B. Macneir 
Robert J. Smith, Jr. 
Richard F. Steele 
Matthew Story 
Paul A. Sullivan 
Robert C. Whitaker 
Charles A. Behringer 
James J. Buckley 
James A. Burner 
Anson C. Boyd 
Ernest H. Chapm 
Henry A. Delaney 
Joseph P. Dever 
Harry C. Gardner 
Virgil A. Good 
Clarence E. Hewitt 
George M. Hines 
George A. Howe 
James A. Hughes 
Edward P. Kunkle 
RoUo B. Lloyd 
Harold A. Martyr 
Herbert L. Northrop 
Floyd A. Piper 
J. Arthur Redner 
Redford R. H. Sargent 
Roger H. Taylor 
Robert P. Strine, Jr. 
George Vardy 
Charles S. Wyke 
PENNSYLVANIA EPSILON 

Lehigh University 
Charles M. Alford 
Carlos A. Fernandez 
William J. Arner 
WiUiam H. Bateman Jr 
Edward R. Ennis 



Harold O. Hogan 
Edward H. Ludwig 
Albert S. Ogden 
Robert C. Parsons 
Harold J. Ruhf 
Percy Sissling 
Harold P. Stickney 
Frank J. Stott 
Andrew K. White 
Gerald N. Wilt 
Wilbur L. Jurden 
Louis C. D. Greenough 
Hugh M. Pry 
William R. Casey 

PENNSYLVANIA ZETA 
Allegheny College 
Lloyd W. Bossard 



Joseph J, Tordella 

PENNSYLVANIA ETA 
Pennsylvania State College 
Arthur C. Bright 
James S. Cozzens 
Harry W. Crumbaugh 
Lesley M. Irwin 
Francis H. Kratz 
Charles C. Levan 
Albert A. McCurdy 
William J. McKee 
Floyd Moser 
Harry K. Parks 
Ross M. Rainey 
George L. Reinert 
Henry A. Smith 
Arthur D. Thomas 
Rodney R. Webb 
Charles G. Brode 
Edgar A. Fry, Jr. 
Horace W. Ruth 
R. Lee Strock 
William A. Thompson, Jr. 

PENNSYLVANIA THETA 
Carnegie Institute of 
Technology 
Donald P. Cole 
William B. Cottle 
Philip L. Creeley 
Duncan C. Doig 
Vincent P. SoUom 
Emil A. Vierow 
Frank J. ChopiK 
William H. McAmblay 
Douglas V. Murdoch 
Fred C. Smith 
Darl C. Taylor 

PENNSYLVANIA IOTA 
Muhlenberg College 
Howard W. Gohenn 
PENNSYLVANIA MU 
Temple University 
Earle B. Baker 
Merlin H. Meyers 
Harry J. Supple 

TENNESSEE ALPHA 
University of Tennessee 

James M. Blake 
James N. Bowden 
Julian E. Bryant 
David B. Duke 
Raymond B. Dunn 
William F. Harmon 
Robert A. Hogan 
John A. Huntley 
Albert P. M. Jackson 
Cecil S. Keith 
John F. Morrell 
John F. Stringer 
Robert B. Strong 
Reuben H. Tison 
Samuel M. Vance 
Jesse A. Witt 
Fred T. Brown 
Neil K. Barton 
James R. Brown 
John W. Drane 
Laurence S. Dysart 
Charles W. Forsyth 
John M. Gilbrath 
Joseph H. Gilbreth 
Robert N. Hankal 
Louis C. Lane 
John W. Love 
Walter G. Lucado 
Eugene S. Mayer 
Charles J. Murray 
Fred L. Parker 
Roy E. Rose 
William B. Shoulders 
Cyril J. Smith 
Halmond K. Stanfield 
Emmett F. Stevens 
Frank L. Thach 
George B. Thackston 
Leven J. Turner 
John W. Wilson 

TEXAS ALPHA 
University of Texas 
Onis E. Dyer 
William L. Keitt 
Thomas J. Scull 



Clyde H. Taylor 
Robert L. Pinion, Jr. 

VERMONT ALPHA 
Norv/ich University 

Robert C. Anthony 

Nelson A. Butler 

Frank F. Clarkson 

George A. Cormey 

Lyman P. Cox 

George E. Des Rosiers 

James Duane 

Samuel G. Geir 

Leland W. Hall 

Ward A. Heathfield 

Winthrop W. Locke 

John A. Lynch 

Thomas J. McGarry 

Henry L. Maclntire 

Walter C. Merkel 

Frank E. Miner 

Edward H. Minor 

James F. Moriarty. Jr. 

Ferender C. Negus 

Edwin C. O'Neil 

Harold W. Rabidon 

Ernest Ross 

Philip J. Schaifer 

Robert M. Simcson 

Walter F. SkiUing 

Fred Streicher 

Howard B. Upham 

Richard D. Wagner 

Frederick S. Whelton 

VERMONT BETA 
Middlebury College 
Lester W. Eaton 
James R. Elliott 
Thomas M, Hoffnagle 
David H. MacLean 
John P. McNeil 

VIRGINIA ALPHA 
University of Richmond 
Fred A. Brown 
John E. Davis 
Augustus M. Harmon 
Thornton Jones, Jr. 
Kenneth B. Lewis 
H. E. Martin 
Randolph P. Mills 
Heath V. Percival 
R. Stirling Phipps 
David M. Ramsey 
John L. Ridenour, III 
William K. Rogers 
Robbitt M. Tuttle 
Leo B. Tyson 
Leroy G. Vandeveer 
George F. White 

VIRGINIA GAMMA 
Roanoke College 
A. S. Arnold 
Littell G. McClung 
L. S. Simon 
L. S. Simon 
Frederick W. Smith 
Nelson Wampler 

VIRGINIA DELTA 
William & Mary College 

Milton A. Fentress 
Benjamin C. Flannigan 
John H. George 
Forrest C. Graves 
Henry T. Louthan 
James P. McManus 
John M. O'Meara 
Karl H. Redden 
Cameron G. Richardson 
Robert R. Richardson 
George H. Snaith 
George D. Synon 
William B. C. Taylor 
George W. Thomas 
Elijah B. White 
George G. Williams 
Russell A. Winborne 
lohn T. Brookhouse 
William J. Casey 
Henry B. Daniels 
Joseph E. Everett 
Henry B. Finch 
Richard E. P. Ham 
George Larkin 



Arthur L. Maddox 
Charles G. Medlock, Jr. 
James B. Smith, Jr. 
Joseph W. C. Stephens 
David H. Straughn 
William B. Sweet 
Julius F. Wilson 

VIRGINIA EPSILON 
Washington & Lee 
University 
Isham T. Bagley 
William E. Bryan 
William O. Dorsey 
Raymond W. Edwards 
David J. Gilmore 
Howard Gise 
Leo J. Hart 
Robert D. Holland 
Allen C. Jones 
Donald G. Kelly 
Robert E. Maxwell 
William M. Miles 
Louis F. O Byrne 
Gaston Riou 
Robert N. Smith 
Otis P. Smith 
Pinkney C. Smith 
George G. Stone 
Frank N. Stradling 
John M. E. Sullivan 
Townie A. Tatterson 

VIRGINIA ZETA 
Randolph-Macon Colle; 
Thomas R. Barber 
Robert H. Dugger 
Charles A. Edwards 



VIRGINIA ETA 
University of Virginia 
Harry C. Wilson 
Warren W. Small 
William W. Roberts 
Alfred E. Meehl 
Holland N. McTyeire 
Reuben J. Martin 
Charles A. McCarty 
Arthur L. Longwell 
James A. Kennedy 
Thomas O. Hindman 
William E. Dillard 
Guthrie L. Copen 
Robert H. Boykins, III 
John W. Bolton 
George L. Bosman 
Stanley J. Dyer 
Lawrence H. Freeman 
Edward D. Gelzer 
Henry P. E. Howard 
Frank S. Kaulbach 
Phillip M. Lewis 
Hugh A. Murrill 
David F. Stoddard 
Robert F. White 

VIRGINIA THETA 
Virginia Military Institute 
Robert T. Hopkins 

WASHINGTON ALPHA 
Washington State College 
Edwin J. Ahlskog 
Ralph M. Alway 
Albert W. Austin 
Donald H. Barkman 
Norman W. Barmeier 
M. E. Baumeister 
Adolph Bloom 
Frank L. Brownell 
Carl R. Bue 
William M. Byers 
Ernest E. Cable 
Kenneth F. Cable 
Lowell C. Chamberlain 
Holger D. Christensen 
Lewis A. Corbett 
Clyde Debaud 
Philip H. Fox 
Earl G. Galloway 
Freeman P. Geddes 
Eardley W. Glass 



SIGMA PHI EPSILON JOURNAL 



Lloyd B. Hathaway 
William H. Hawley 
Harold H. Henry 



Haywood W. Hopkinson 
Joseph M. Horn 
Irving W. Howe 
Robert T. Hubert 
Louis H. Huntington 
Carl H. Jackson 
Jay C. Keller 
Charles D. Lowman 
Raymond Luck 
James S. Marr 
George A. Mason 
Robert S. McCord 
William A. McGinnis 
Aubrey C. Miller 
Peter B. Mitchell 
Clyde Myers 
Louis C. Nihoul 
Herbert J. Olive 
George Oliver 
John M. Pattison 
Wallace W. Phillips 
Chester D. Ries 
Elmer G. Schwartz 
Arthur F. Sherman 
William P. Shirk 
Harold J. Skinner 
Austin A. Snell 
Howard H. Sprenger 
Edwin M. Stevenson 
Glenn E. Strickler 
Frederick W. Stone 
Chester J. Swenson 
Roy E. Talkington 
Nathaniel S. Thomas 
Paul T. Van Nice 
Alexander R. Walsh 
Edward S. Walsh 
Cecil L. Wetsel 
Hugh R. Wheeler 
Bertryn G. Williams 
Roy J. WoUaston 
Roland C. Woodruff 



WASHINGTON BETA 
University of Washington 
Benson Allen 
William H. Botzer 
Don Dayton 
Clarence B. Eaton 
Dan W. Embree 
Robert P. Engles 
Stanley E. Evatt 
George A. Hill, III 
Raymond J. Hill 
Elmer W. Hoffnauer 
William J. MacFadyen 
Bradley L. McMichael 
Hans G. Rice 
Charles R. Strother 
Robert L. Thorne 
Lee Wuthenow 
John R. West 
Dallas G. Richardson 

WEST VIRGINIA ALPHA 
Bethany College 
A. B. Carter 
Mark D. Good 
Wm. R. Johnson 
Charles S. Smith 
Frank O. Williamson 

WEST VIRGINIA BETA 
West Virginia University 

Walter B. Bradley 

Whitney E. D. Brenner, II 

Joseph H. Cavendish 

Earl Conway 

John E. Dougherty 

John A. Dyer 

Willis H. A. Fahey 

Harold G. Fitch 

Edward T. Greeg 

John W. Gundling 

Sylvester E. Hathaway 

William M. Johnson 

Ernest M. Johnston 

Church Marsh 



James W. Moore 
Rufus M. Musick 
Frederick J. Myers 
Harold E. Riggle 
Arthur R. Ross 
Charles F. Rugh 
George W. Rupert 
Edgar O. Shawmon 
Henry H. Thompson 
Benjamin F. Tracy 
Arno E. Wamsley 
James E. Wilson 
William D. Wilson 
Wilson J. Wilt 
Irvin R. Lytle 
Charles E. Kramer 
Robert A. Hunter 
Clayton Holland 
Delbert D. Hamilton 
James P. Graham 
Walter W. Fleming 
Charles C. Butler 
James D. Butler 
Everett Bush 
Anthony C. McAuliffe 
James D. Miller 
Clement B. Patton 
Herbert L. Rieggle 
John D. Ritter 



WISCONSIN ALPHA 
Lawrence College 

Karl F. Cast 
Judson D. Elston 
Harvey C. Fischer 
Paul L. Husting 
Weston W. Jones 
Donald B. Macinnis 
Albert M. McCallen 
Donald M. McMahon 
Judson B. Morris 
Robert B. Morrison 



Carl G. Olson 
George K. Schlagenhaul 
Raymond Schroeder 
Nicholas L. Simmons, J 
Joseph E. Stokke 
Harry Van Wyk 
William C. Eddy 
Otho P. Fairfield 
Kenneth Z. Johnson 
William H. Lohr 
Claude H. McConnell 
John L. Moody 
Richard V. Nelson 
Frederick H. Newman, 
George B. Peck 
Allen B. Rice 
Richard R. Rynders 
Harold E. W. Stecker 
Harvey A. Tiegs 
John H. Vincent 
Frank S. Williams 



WISCONSIN BETA 
University of Wisconsin 

Johan C. L. Andreassen 
Frank G. Blakefield 
Earl S. Brandsu 
George F. Drake 
Clarence C. Holm 
Carl B. Jacobs 
Robert N. MacGregor 
Clarke A. Silcott 
Lewis F. Smith 
John F. Soden 
Robert M. Wells 
Lloyd S. Dysland 
Lund A. Feddersen 
Frank D. Hutchins 
William L. Johnson 
Eugene F. Kornreich 
Fredinand Krueger 
John W. Naturick 
Hubert R. Sweet 
J. Thoma« 
Edward W. Boeck 



THE HOOVER AND SMITH CO. 

726 CHESTNUT ST., PHILADELPHIA, PA. 

FEBRUARY 1941 — To you of Sigma Phi Epsilon, this means the 39th Anniversary of your Fraternity. To 

us, as your jeweler, it means our 39th year of continuous service to your members. We are proud that our 

J— . 'T efforts have merited the confidence and patronage 

I |^„ „ f^Q I ' of Sig Eps since the days of the Saturday Night 

! Club. We continue to welcome the opportunity to 

illustrate in quality, service and workmanship why 
we are SIGMA PHI EPSILON'S OLDEST OFFICIAL 
JEWELER. 

Catalog of Fraternity Rings and Novelties and 
PLAIN separate price list of Badges sent upon request. 

No. No. 1 

j Plain $4.50 $5.75 

^ Nugget 5.50 6.50 

Three Quarter Crown Setting 10.50 12.00 

STRAIGHT CROWN SETTING 

Whole Pearls 17.50 19.25 

NUGGET "^^ Whole Pearls 3 Diamonds 29.00 32.50 

Whole Pearls 4 Diamonds 34.00 37.50 

Whole Pearls and Diamonds 

Alternating 54.00 67.50 

All Diamonds 90.00 112.00 

GUARD PINS 

Single letter 

Plain 2.75 

STRAIGHT '.«>iij*f< Close Set Pearl 4.50 

CROWN -mp -' Crown Set Pearl 6.00 

SETTING -y?^' 

Pledge Buttons, per doz 9-00 

Recognition Button, Plain 75 

Recognition Button, Enameled 1.00 




Directory of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity 



■ prhitid hi May and November) 

Founded at the University of Richmond, 1901, Chartered Under the Laws 
of the State of Virginia, 1902 




Founders 



Carter Ashton Jenkins 

Benjamin Donald Gaw (Deceased) 

William Hugh Carter 

William Andrew Wallace (Deceased) 

Thomas Temple Wright 

William Lazell Phillips 



LuciAN Baum Cox 

Richard Spurgeon Owens 

Edgar Lee Allen 

Robert Alfred McFarland 

Franklin Webb Kerfoot (Deceased) 

Thomas Vaden McCaul 



Grand President 

Rodney C. Berry 

2802 DuPont Circle 

Richmond, Va. 

Grand Historian 

Herbert Qualls 

5111 Interstate Commerce 

Commission 

Washington, D. C. 

Grand Marshal 
Earle W. Frost 
510 Rialto Building 
Kansas City, Mo. 



Grand Chapter Officers 



Grand Vice-President 

E. Reed Hunt 

2264 Penobscot Building 

Detroit, Mich. 

Grand Secretary 
William L. Phillips 
518 West Franklin St. 

Richmond, Va. 



Grand Treasurer 

Edwin Buchanan 

First Wisconsin National Bank 

Milwaukee, Wis. 

Grand Guard 

Charles R. Patch 

324 Patterson Building 

Denver, Colo. 

Grand Marshal 

Robert L. Ryan 

469 North Beverly Drive 

Beverly Hills, Calif. 



Assistant to Grand Secretary 

Mark D. Wilkins 

518 West Franklin St. 

Richmond, Va. 

Advisory Architect 

Albert P. Dippold 

5132 Cornell Ave. 

Chicago, 111. 



Traveling, Secretary 

Charles H. Pulley 

518 West Franklin St. 

Richmond, Va. 

National Scholarship Chairman 

Vierling Kersey 

c/o Board of Education 

Los Angeles, Calif. 



Assistant to Grand Secretary 

L. Marshall Burkholder 

518 West Franklin St. 

Richmond, Va. 

Librarian 

Dr. Franklin C. Sewell 

660 Bush St. 

San Francisco, Calif. 



National Headquarters, 518 W. Franklin St., Richmond, Va. 



'■Trustees of Endowment Fund 



Rodney C. Berry 

2802 DuPont Circle 

Richmond, Va. 

Robert E. Garrett 

1515 Locust St. 

Gulf Refining Co. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 



Joseph R. Curl 

710 Riley Law Building 

Wheeling, W.Va. 



William A. Hanley 

Eli Lilly Co. 

Indianapolis, Ind. 

Samuel W. McGinness 

King Edward Apartments 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 



^Trustees Student Loan and Fellowship Fund 

Charles L. Yancey Albert P. Dippold Charles F. Stewart 

406 Beacon Building 5132 Cornell Ave. 906 Citizens Building 

Tulsa, Okla. Chicago, 111. Cleveland, Ohio 



Trustees National Headquarters Corporation 
Rodney C. Berry, Chairman 
2802 DuPont Circle 
Richmond, Va. 



Morgan R. Mills, Jr. 

210 East Franklin St. 

Richmond, Va. 

F. James Barnes, II, Editor 

Box 782 

Lexington, Va. 



William L. Phillips, Sec. 

518 West Franklin St. 

Richmond, Va. 



W. I. Dixon 

4300 Bromley Lane 

Richmond, Va. 



Sigma Phi Epsilon journal 



Ernest L. Dyer 

619 Western Union Building 

Norfolk, Va. 

William L. Phillips 

Business Manager 

518 West Franklin St. 

Richmond, Va. 

Phillips, 518 West Franklin St., 



District Governors 

District I Milton Egan, Governor, 50 Court St., New Britain, Conn. 

Chapters Vermont Alpha, Vermont Beta, Massachusetts Alpha, Massachusetts Beta, New Hampshire 

Alpha 

District II Robert W. Kelly, Governor, 309 Lafayette St., New York, N.Y. 

Chapters New York Alpha, New York Beta, New York Gamma, New York Delta, New Jersey Alpha 

District in Walter G. Fly, Governor, 762 Washington Ave., Bethlehem, Pa. 

Chapters Delaware Alpha, Maryland Alpha, Pennsylvania Delta, Pennsylvania Epsilon, Pennsylvania 

Iota, Pennsylvania Mu 

District IV (Governor has not been appointed) 

Chapters District of Columbia Alpha, Virginia Alpha, Virginia Zeta, Virginia Eta 

District V (Governor has not been appointed) 

Chapters North Carolina Beta, North Carolina Gamma, North Carolina Zeta, North Carolina Epsilon 

District VI (Governor has not been appointed) 

Chapters Georgia Alpha, Florida Alpha, Alabama Alpha 

District VII Willis B. Hayes, Jr., Governor, 130 Hargrove Rd., Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

Chapters Alabama Beta, Mississippi Alpha, Mississippi Beta, Louisiana Alpha 

District VIII (Governor has not been appointed) 

Chapters Tennessee Alpha, Kentucky Alpha 

District IX Lewis A. Mason, Governor, The Sherwin-Williams Co., 1800 Builders Exchange Building, 

Cleveland, Ohio 

Chapters Ohio Alpha, Ohio Gamma, Ohio Epsilon, Michigan Alpha 

District X Ray S. Thurman, Governor, c/o W. H. Edgar & Son, 520 Michigan Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Chapters Illinois Alpha, Indiana Alpha 

District XI Robert H. Eichhorst, Governor. 2106 East Woodstock PI., Milwaukee, Wis. 

Chapters Minnesota Alpha, Wisconsin Alpha, Wisconsin Beta 

District XII (Governor has not been appointed) 

Chapters Missouri Alpha, Missouri Beta 

District XIII David H. Fisher, Governor. 3527 Huntoon St., Topeka, Kan. 

Chapters Kansas Alpha, Kansas Beta, Kansas Gamma, Nebraska Alpha 

District XIV Fred H. Korth, Governor, c/o Thompson & Barwise, Ft. Worth Club Bldg., Fort Worth, Tex. 

Chapters Texas Alpha, Oklahoma Alpha 

District XV Louis D. Telk, Governor. 1333 Josephine St., Denver, Colo. 

Chapters Colorado Alpha, Colorado Beta, Colorado Gamma, Colorado Delta, New Mexico Alpha 

District XV Edward J. Talbot, Deputy Governor, for the states of Wyoming and Utah, Dean of Men, 

University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo. 

Chapters Utah Alpha 

District XVI Ralph E. Fields, Governor, 720 Blaine Ave., Missoula, Mont. 

Chapters Montana Alpha, Washington Alpha 

District XVII H. B. Robinson, Governor, Robinson and Morris Eng. Co., 305 S.W. 5th Ave., Portland, Ore. 

Chapters Washington Beta, Oregon Alpha, Oregon Beta 

District XVIII George V. Johnson, Governor, 315 Western Dr., Richmond, Calif. 

Chapters California Alpha. California Beta 

District XX Edward E. Axthclm, Governor, 2022 Willis Ave., Perry, Iowa 

Chapters Iowa Alpha, Iowa Beta, Iowa Gamma 

District XXI Charles R. Gies, Governor, 210 Waldorf St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Chapters Pennsylvania Eta, Pennsylvania Kappa, Pennsylvania Lambda, West Virginia Beta 



I4>E INITIATES! 

NOW you CAN WEAR YOUR SIG EP BADGE- 
ORDER IT TODAY FROM THIS OFFICIAL BADGE PRICE LIST— 

Miniature Standard 

Plain No. 1— $4.50 No. 2— $5.75 .^ i^Mk. 

Nugget or Chased 5.50 No. 3- 6.00 No. 6 '^B^ I^ M ^ ^°- "^ 

Whole Genuine Pearls in ^H^T 

Simulated Crown Set- ^ 

tings 12.00 

Crown Set Pearl No. 5— 17.50 No. 4— 19.25 -g,^ 

Crown Set Pearl, Two -;tfjfe. ^QT 

Diamond Points 25.00 27.50 S» VsJIf;, 

Crown Set Pearl, Three No. 8 Sy C- ti No 1 2 

Diamond Points 31.00 35.00 " ° »£<_ Jjjg '^"- *"= 

Crown Set Pearl, Four ipiuI.J "iAJUf 

Diamond Points 37.00 42.00 • ' 

Diamond and Pearl Al- 
ternating 71.00 94.50 

All Diamond 128.00 142.00 .» ^ 

18-Karat White Gold Settings, $5.00 additional BS^.i:M '^Xji^lli 

on jeweled and $3.00 on plain badges. ^BE^ %i^1Wr No. 3 

RECOGNITION BUTTONS ^SfF 

No. 6— Crown, Gold or Silver each .75 

No. 8— Miniature Coat of Arms in Gold 

or Silver each .75 

No. 7— Pledge Buttons dozen 9.00 A »/ 

No. 12— Scarf Size Coat of Arms— May Be Used W^ SA _,, 

for Moimting on Kings and Novelties. ■S'-'Hw fE& No. 9 

GUARD PIN PRICE LIST l^Sr'' 

Letter Letter ^^ V 

SMALL V 

Plain $2.25 $3.50 ^S. 

Close Set Pearl 4.50 7.00 '•■.<•,,■■ 

Crown Set Pearl No. 10 6.00 10.00 iL-" * 

LAllGE ^^^ /^dP-i 

Plain No. 9 $2.75 $4.00 No. 5 '<^|^F^ / tCi '^°" ^° 

Close Set Pearl 5.50 8.00 XTJm . S lH 

Crown Set Pearl No. 11 7.50 12.50 ^It ^ / 

WHITE GOLD GUARDS, ADDITIONAL \. J 

Plain $1.00 $2.00 ^'.^ J 

Close or Crown Set Jeweled 1.50 2.50 . '-, ^"^ 

COAT OF ARMS GUAEDS 4^ 9k' • 'tktt 

Miniature, Yellow Gold $2.75 j^ . V^h4M Hk No 11 

Scarf Size, Yellow Gold 3.25 ^^W '4 /'S 

Proper official release must accompany your ^Hjr '', / 

order to avoid delay in delivery. ^\ ^^ 

Be sure to mention the name of your Chapter 
when ordering a guard for your pin. 

SEND yOUR ORDERS FOR BADGES, RINGS, INITIATION GIFTS, 
FAVORS AND PROGRAMS, TO 

YOUR OFFICIAL JEWELERS 

BURR, PATTERSON & AULD CO. 

ROOSEVELT PARK, DETROIT, MICHIGAN 

ASK FOR YOUR FREE PERSONAL COPY OF "THE GIFT PARADE" 

AND 

"THE BOOK OF PARTY PLANS" PUBLISHED BY THE BUR-PAT PARTY STUDIOS 

FOR FRATERNITY SOCIAL CHAIRMEN 



Remember The Days? 

. . . WHEN YOU AND YOUR COMPANIONS 

'1 .ys crowded into the corner candy store with a penny to invest? 
Remember how you scanned the candy trays in quest of the 
most for the money until you espied a large stick of candy 
resplendent with a "diamond" ring — all for only 1^? 



\^ 



That was our first introduction to 
the premium racket. Then we 
never dreamed there would be the 
necessity to dodge it from time to 
time — all the rest of our life. The 
eternal lure of something for nothing! 
It is remarkable how it keeps pop- 
ping up in different guises. 
The manufacturer who is forced 
to offer "premiums" to make his 
product more attractive pubhcly 



confesses the inferiority of his 
goods. He does not have what it 
takes to compete honorably or 
fairly. He is forced, therefore, to 
take advantage of the gullibleness 
of human nature. He dangles that 
something-for-nothing before the 
customers' eyes in order to tempt 
them into accepting inferior mer- 
chandise. 



POSITION 
OF YOUR 
OFFICIAL 
JEWELER 



The L. G. Balfour Company has built its success on the 
giving of maximum quality material and labor eflort 
in well-designed merchandise for the price asked. We 
prefer to sell the finest grade of Balfour products that 
will give complete satisfaction at a reasonable price, 

than to cut the quality to make possible inclusion of flashy premiums 

as an inducement to buy. 

Our order checking system insures protection of your insignia. Your 
contract with the L. G. Balfour Company guarantees that you can pur- 
chase any merchandise from your Official Jeweler at prices no higher 
than offered elsewhere for equivalent products. 



T herefore, BUY WITH CONFIDENCE FROM YOUR OFFICIAL JEWELER 

OFFICIAL JEWELER TO SIGMA PHI EPSILON 



L G. 



BALFOUR 



COMPANY 



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