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Looking Ahead iN ADDITION to the convention to be held · th ~n New York this summer,

d ere ts another event on the calen. ar of the fraternity which has its 1 ~Portance and significance. AlLough this issue of the Star and f mp carries the numbers 20 and 1 t?r the volume and number, respect;ely, there are more years of life ~h the magazine to be chalked up an these indicate. In fact, with the 0 thctober issue of this year we reach th: ~?th, or Silver, Anniversary of li .Jrth of the magazine, for the kst tssue of the publication of Pi ThPpa . Phi, then under the title of Pr Kappa Phi Fraternity Jotlr11 a • saw the light in October of 1909. ~e have embryonic plans of an ~~n~v~rsary issue of the magazine, s Otng a bit of delving into the ources and history. It should be in-



Star and Lamp of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity HOWARD D. LEAKE, Editor

Volume XX Number 1

February, 1934


terest· . cept t n~. It ts human nature to acth Wtthout very much questioning " e established order and what com· ,.,oses 1't y . . w • et, very few thmgs wh tch CJC~ take for granted came into our . h out tnttta . . . I struggI e, tratstence . Wtt J\.n~atl ~nd tribulations innumerable. A. tht.s applies to the magazine. iss sktmming perusal of the early theues .for the purpose of ascertaining nurnbdtfference between the volume lie t' ers and the actual years of puba ton w as su ffi ctent . . d tcate ' that to tn

tna a t~e men at the helm of the a g ztne in those youthful years had 'IYernos.t heartbreaking time. Of that laterwt.ll write more at length at a urn hme. We did find that two volnit es of The Pi Kappa Phi FraterJournal were published before and narne was changed to The Star ing volume one, thus accountdiv or two years. The additional car:tgence is to be attributed to the day essness of editors in the early ands, to whom, apparently, volumes theren~~rnb~rs meant nothing. Anyway, run . s evtdence of a volume number itnpntng over two years. This is of no querort~nce but may serve to answer a Y tn the minds of the discerning.

Yes, Sir ... Another Patron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Let's All Go to New York . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . By John E. Stevens, Alpha Xi


Raleigh Alumni Chapter Chartered By Tom D. Cooper, Ta11


Under the Student's Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . By Dr. J1Y"ill E. Edington, Upsilon


The Greeks Had an Answer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Calling the Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .




tiEntered as second class matter at the post office at Menasha, Wisconsin[ under the Act of March 3, 1879. Acceptance for mailing at specia rate of postage provided for in the Act of February 28, 1925, embodted in t~aragraph 4, section 412, P. L. and R., authorized January 7, 1932. tiThe Star aniJ lAm~ is published at Menasha, Wisconsin, under the direction of the Supreme Council of the Pi Ka1>pa Phi Fraternity, in the months of October, December, February, and May. tiThe Life Subscription is $10 and is the only form of subscription. Single copies are 50 cents. tiChanffeS in address should be reported promptly to 450 Ahnaip St. 1 Menasha, Wts., or Central Office, Box 382, Evanston, Ill. tiAII material mtended for pub· lication should be in the hands of the Managing Editor, Box 382, Evanston, Ill., by the 15th of the month preceding the month of issue.

Frank V. Magalhaes

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is another colonel of the Anniversary Corps THERE to introduce to you in the person of Frank V. Magalhaes, of Alpha Xi Chapter. Back in December, Brother Magalhaes wrote to us these brief but potent words: "Enclosed-check for $20.00. This with last year's five, as I tmderstand it, gives me the privilege of having you 'patt'onize' me." Speaking in numerical terms, Brother Magalhaes is second on the list of colonels and close to the front on the list of the members of Alpha Xi-number 11. He was one of the early affiliants of the local Psi Sigma and has seen much service in its behalf, serving many years as a director of Psi Sigma Corporation and of the Psi Sigma Realty Corporation. The beginnings and growth of the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter can be attributed in the main to his interest and activity. The early meetings of the unchartered group met in his offices. He acted as secretary of the petitioning group and later of the chartered chapter, until his business transferred him to another city. By profession Brother Magalhaes is an electrical engineer, having earned an E.E. degree from Brooklyn Poly and spent his years since with the leading electrical companies. For many years he was associated with the New York Edison Company. Then he became connected with the Hall Electric Heating Company, an associate company of the General Electric Company. From August, 1932, until the present date he has been with the General Electric Company in its West Lynn, Massachusetts, plant. That he knows whereof he practices, in addition to the responsibility carried in his daily work it is to be recalled that the government requested his services to develop an arc welding apparatus to be operated on an alternating current. This was done. He is a member, and has served as secretary, of the United 2

Another Pat ron States National Committee of the International EICCd tro-Technical Commission; and in 1922 represe~te; 15 the commission in the Geneva conference. Be " ine·· member and has served on the board of exam Q' of the A.I.E.E. For several years he acted as seeret~1 e of the Department of Electrical Engineering of. J Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, and he t~·· member of the Engineers Club of New Y~rk fa'tb· Brother Magalhaes is one of the fraterntt}' ut· ers. His son, Bill, became an initiate and an °ior standing leader of Psi Chapter, Cornell. In his sen year he served as archon.


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Steps are being taken to furnish Colonels Berrr it 111 Magalhaes with their citations and shoulde~ :]!;1 nia. Both are in the East and it is an expectattot1 tJ!f they may attend the convention in order that henl fraternity assembled may greet and recognize t ~e formally. Both are from Alpha Xi Chapter: th' 10 would like to have another colonel to introduce tber 0 next issue, two or three, in fact, and some froJ1l I chapters. Alpha Xi is getting a head start. aid Several Pi Kapps, since the last issue, have ~!J,1t their instalment payment to the Corps. ThOse made their second payment were: A. B. BERRY, JR., Tau E. C. BREWSTER, Alpha Theta GEORGE FASSNACHT, Omega E. R. HENDRICKSON, Omega J. S. LANGFORD, Eta L. H. Pou, Omicron A. P. WAGENER, Alpha J. M. WooD, Omega j~ ]ves Those who have carved a place for thernse . t MC· the ranks of the Corps by their first paymen


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By John E. Stevens1 Alpha Xi "Some of Old Significance"

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}f go to New York for our vacations this year."




~ many people all over the country, all over

numb or d, have said this ? One indication is that the er of .. every Vtsttors Rowing into and out of New York consid Year equals the population of what would be .A.nde~e~ a city of fair size. lation s tt any wonder that this greatest of all popube the cen~ers, this cross-section of the world, should &ra'Vit POint toward which the people of the world 1·tfe date~· Everyone, at one tJme · · b'IS or anoth er tn it ~ff rearns of going to New York. To the resident endeaers an opportunity in every conceivable line of night \'or. !'1illions have been made and lost, overbanan at brnes, in bonds, books, bowling balls and colllpts. One writer, by way of giving a back-handed in N 'rnent, said that you can buy and sell anything Visito:~ York. The infinite variety, to resident or li\>ing' ttn a throbbing organism of 7,000,000 humans to the 0 the beat of a ceaseless rhythm; swarming l'rtorni trade center on a narrow little island every night ~·1' back at night; the crazy potpourri of its 1 the CJc • e of entertainer and entertained; the noise, Colors Ctternent, and, strangely enough, the apathy; aiJ go ~nd forms from the plain to the bizarre-these ~ew ,~ 0 make up the endless drama which we call .rork.

1Q Says One Visitor ~Pat:kttell a story about Jimmy Walker,

New York's found h'e ex-mayor. One day a group of reporters all Pia 1111 coming down the steps of City Hall, of ces, and in a facetious mood one of them asked,


"Mr. Mayor, what do you think of our fair city?" Jimmy's gaze wandered appraisingly over the drab gray of the buildings surrounding City Hall park, then turning to the inquiring gentleman of the press he smiled broadly and replied, "Well, it's a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live here." This pleasant sally has become the standard retort for out-of-town Elk, Moose, Lions and other forms of animal life from the interior. Nice place to visit, indeed. The understatement brings to mind the story of the Englishman who, surveying the majesty of Niagara critically through the inevitable manacle, observed, "Very clever, very." Such a polyglot of people, habits, customs, ethics -good, medium and bad-does appeal to the imagination if not to the intellect. Let's run over a few of the things in which you might be interested as a visitor. First Impressions When you first set foot on the sidewalks of New York it is like the quick stimulation of a heady drink. Your reaction is immediate. Hurrying crowds, taxicabs hooting through the maze of traffic, street barkers and their pushcarts, all swirl about you. You stand for a moment taking in each separate sight and sound. Then everything merges into one stirring impression. Your pulse pounds to a new rhythm. You plunge in and make for the direction your hotel lies, if you think of it. You're off upon a most fascinating experience. Let's start a hurried trip from the Battery. You 3


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Speaking for some 300 Pi Kapps resident in the metropolitan area I wish to extend their and my hearty greetings and welcome you to the fraternity's national Frank !. McMullen convention in New York next summer. It is a further satisfaction to me to be able to welcome you in the name of a group of Pi Kapps representing practically every chapter in our fraternity. We of this great city naturally feel proud of its many features which have no counterpart anywhere in the world, and we are happy at last to be able to present this magnificent spectacle to you. To the tireless efforts of the convention committee I can only add assurance of the fullest cooperation of the New York Alumni Chapter in making the coming gathering the greatest of all Pi Kapp conventions. Fraternally yours, FRANK J. McMULLEN, President New York Alumni Chapter

sweep the harbor with a quick glance--the ships, everything from proud ocean liners to sand barges; the old fort on Governor's Island; The Narrows, which is the harbor's gateway; Miss Liberty, so recently given some of her old significance; the faintly discernible wharves and warehouses on the Jersey coast; and Ellis Island. Then off you start across Battery Park, the skyline looming like the face of a mountain before you. Wall Street Now you're at historic Bowling Green. The Customs House squat and square is at the right. You swing up Broadway. On the left are steamship company offices whose vessels touch at the farthest ports of the globe; on the right, the Produce Exchange, the edge of the financial section. TI1en comes Wall Street with its "church on one end and river on the other," as some would have it. Old Trinity, serene in


her churchyard, is bonging out the hour as she has 1 done for almost two centuries. It is noon. We ~ right, down this famous canyon for one block- er· crowd overflows the sidewalks and seems to be P, e fectly at home hurrying in 0e street. S~ddenly Y 0 ~ ~, , at the most famous financtal corner m the wo the · Wall and Broad Streets. On one corner stands}.J U Sub-Treasury building, sight of old Federal th~n where Washington first took the oath of office; the J. P. Morgan and Company with nothing but ock number 23 Wall Street to identify it; the New St nd Exchange building, the world's financial mar~1: of on the fourth corner the Bankers Trust, ?utst b"ble which stands a white-bearded old man wavtng a 'wd in ?ne hand and speaking to a lunch-hour cro]Jas whtch, for as long as anyone can remember, gathered to hear him.

North Again d , . ht an But we must move along; back, to th e ng ri· up Broadway again. On the way we pass the .Mn~ers ' can Telephone and Telegraph building, headqua~ ur of a communication system with assets of over ~r; billions; the Woolworth building, ex-skyscraP reCity Hall park and City Hall on the right, the cent local political battlefront. oth 2 Then through the clothing district; past lOth, GirO' and 30th Streets. Then 34th Street with Macy's, Jio· bels, Sak's and hundreds of other smaller shops the ing the street. Farther over is Fifth Avenue, and piece de resistance of sightseeing tour conductors! r's, a shopping paradise for the wife; Lord and TaY ~Je's ~ Franklin Simon's, Ovington's, Arnold Co~stawinJ and countless swankey little specialty shops wtth teSt 0 dows beautifully decorated. But we'll save th~a5h· B C( for one glorious trip up Fifth Avenue from 00 •t Ic ington Square--and speaking of the Square, we "' forget Greenwich Village. rth· Still at Broadway and 34th, we now continue r~cnes 1 ar The tall, thin structure ahead? That's the 0ter Oj building. At last-Times Square, the theatr~ ~ the ~ of the country. And movie palaces-they_ Itn 'fltiS streets looking strangely lifeless in tl1e dayltgh\ so part of Broadway doesn't wake up until da.rck to' we'll just take a quick look around and be ba night, you may be sure. Name Your Own ne~· But why go on. The list is limitless. The sleC• world-famous buildings: tl1e Empire State, Chrf raf Paramount, Radio City, that new cluster of skY~3 rg· ers, containing the Radio City Music Hall, the bUjlt, est and most magnificent movie theatre ever diOi· and the National Broadcasting Company's studc3st (Maybe we can get tickets to witness a b~~a re j; some evening.) Turning to cultural things, ~.,e (Contintted on page 31)



Raleigh Alumni Chapter Chartered By

J. T. Richardson, Beta President of Raleigh Alumni Chapter


INSTALLATION, a banquet, and a dance Raie· Were the events of the 27th of January in est N.C., which formally ushered in the youngAt~ the alumni groups of the fraternity. Supreme Reg· on, A. Pelzer Wagener and District Archon the tnal? Price were the officiating representatives of the nattonal organization. The Carolina Hotel was t~·en~ of the festivities. the Is Is the second chartered group of alumni in Cha ~tate, the other being the Charlotte Alumni intep er, and its introduction developed state-wide rest a d . IVere n attendance. All the chapters tn the state ]. S ~epresented. Among the notables present were oflic. ryan, charter member of Kappa, past supreme Earle~ and now a leading lawyer of Dunn, N.C.; cornpos??ley, of Kinston, nationally known for his lead . tbon of popular songs and as an orchestra Nor;~' W .. E. Easterling, assistant director of the Rich dCaroltna Local Government Commission; J. T. ance ar son, district supervisor for Aetna Life InsurOf thcornpany; and Professor Ross E. Shumaker, dean ~ear e School of Architecture, and Professor J. S. As es of North Carolina State College. Ar,L a part of the installation ceremonies, Supreme '-'tonw Oflice agener gave the oath of office to the elected son ~s of the chapter. At the head is J. T. RichardS. ~ eta. In the seat of the vice-president was placed \Vas sa~ren Bailey, Omicron. Tom D. Cooper of Tau Seatine ected as the secretary-treasurer. Following the brief g of the officers, Brother Richardson made a '»iii,· surnrnary of the history of the organization, and · s arn W a11'm, archon of Tau, presented a welcomtng the0 ~~~ch on behalf of the chapter. The meeting was 1> )ourned to the banquet room. resent f follow· or the ceremonies and banquet were the ntanutng members of the alumni chapter: Jack ey, Tau; Tom D. Cooper, Tau; J. T. Richard-


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Cooper, Tau

son, Beta; William E. Easterling, Zeta; Robert B. Rogers, Xi; J. M. Edwards, Jr., Tau ; Harvil Harris, Tau; Garland Green, Mu; Raymond Paris, Tau; William E. Talley, Lambda; J. T. Stephenson, Tau; John Coffey, Kappa; S. Warren Bailey, Omicron; J. S. Meares, Zeta; and David Cox, Jr., Tau. Among the other out-of-town visitors for the occasions were Langdon Hubbard, Tau, and William Daughtrey, Mu. Tau Chapter was present in a body. Kappa Chapter was represented by four undergraduates. The high point of the installation events was the brief and impressive speech of Dr. Wagener during the banquet. Every word uttered was live and pertinent and left a message which many spoke of as being the finest that they had heard in their fraternity experience. His attractive and vigorous personality colored the entire series of events. Raleigh enjoyed him exceedingly and will always have a warm welcome for him on his return. Reginald Price spoke of his great pleasure in having the installation during his term of office as district archon. J. S. Bryan spoke of the fellowship found in the organization and loosed reminiscences of early Kappa. Donoh Hanks brought greetings from Kappa. James Stephenson related happenings of Pi Kappa Phi in Southern California. Pledge Mason of Tau gave the pledge viewpoint of the event. Jimmie Poyner's Collegians furnished the music for the dance which closed the program of the evening. Additional men from Kappa and Mu chapters were present for this feature. It was given a wider complexion by the presence of two representatives from the eighteen other fraternities on the State campus and friends of the members from the college and city. The impetus to the movement to obtain a charter began in February, 1932, in a meeting at which gathered Garland Green, Gordon Meriwether, Wilson Uzzle, Jack Brantley, T. D. Cooper, J. S. Meares, Raymond Paris, Hugh Barwick, David Cox, and L. M. Shirley. Information on procedure was obtained and then began a campaign to enlist the interest of all Pi Kapps in tl1e vidnity. By contact through personal visit, correspondence, and numerous social events, all of the local men were brought into the fold, and (Co11tin11ed on page 12)


Alpha Sigma Initiates Dr. Frank B. Ward

son and Fogarty were present to enliven the occasion pres· and present a very personal side of celebration. 11 ent also were Supreme Archon A. Pelzer Wagener,~ route to Atlanta, and past Supreme Archon John. ~ Carroll, who took an active interest in the planntn • and performance of the event. 0 A very high point of interest of the banquet gram was the acceptance by L. Harry Mixson for ~­ 1 ph a Chapter of a portrait in oils of Founder .Are J. ander Kroeg, the gift of past Supreme Treasur~ at· Chester Reeves. Illness prevented Brother Reeves '" . . · persO•" tendance and presentatiOn of the ptcture t~ c· The donation was gratefully and enthusias.ttcall~ ~e knowledged and will remain a prize possesston :Ms. chapter in the years to come. It is the work ofF ~. Kathryne B. Breen, of Atlanta, the wife of · Breen, Lambda. et. An informal dance was enjoyed after the ban~ere In addition to the members and their date~ fra· were present representatives from the universt~ til· 0 ternity and dance clubs and the Tarantella and lion Clubs of Columbia.






Dr. F. B. Ward


N THE sixth day of January, Alpha Sigma initiated Dr. F. B. Ward, head of the Economics Department of the University of Tennessee. Brother Ward came to Tennessee in 1929, having been formerly connected with the Pennsylvania Railroad for a number of years. Brother Ward comes to Alpha Sigma as an alumnus of Theta Chi Alpha, a local fraternity which was absorbed by Alpha Sigma, January, 1933. His initiation gives Alpha Sigma an even stronger hold among faculty members, and the chapter is exceedingly proud to add him to our ranks. On the same date W. H. Read, instructor in the Accounting Department and an alumnus of Theta Chi Alpha; John L. Tucker, agriculture student; and Elroy Rollins, engineering student, also came into the realms of the brotherhood.

Alpha Delta Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

DAY festivities were made the cenFOUNDERS' tral idea of a state-wide gathering of Pi Kapps of South Carolina on Saturday, December 9. Under the lead of District Archon T. A. Houser and sponsored by the alumni and undergraduate chapters of Columbia a campaign of invitation was begun well in advance of the date. A full afternoon and evening program of a state conclave, banquet, and dance was eojoyed by the participants, who numbered some ninetyodd. Following round table discussions in the afternoon, in which representatives of the chapters in the state took part, adjournment was had until the evening festivities began with a banquet. Founders Mix-


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EBRUARY 23 saw a gathering of the old an tioO young of Alpha Delta Chapter for the celebra tht of the completion of ten years of operation und:Cater· name of Pi Kappa Phi. All members of the r·,ed, nity in the vicinity were invited, and they gathe 110t seventy strong, to join in the rejoicing. It wa: alsO only a matter of completion of another year ~u t)tC a victory gathering to give Old Man DepresstOll razzberry. bald· The chapter has seen many difficulties and tteO ships during the past three years, enough to ~l'i~ a weaker spirited group, but the courage and acto pt of both alumni and undergraduates were notull the denied and were all that was necessary to. Pb 'file chapter over the steeper portions of the clt~ and chapter is now in possession of its second wtn making rapid strides back to the heights. pelt$ The regular monthly meeting of the Alpha eJeC' Alumni Association in January witnessed theGr9o· tion of officers for the ensuing year. Horace A· ·Jeot: ger was elected president; Ed Brehm, vice-pr~00 ~Jd Charles Rutledge, secretary-treasurer; and steC· McKenzie and George Ruby to the board o~ Se3t· Infiltration of members of other chapters tn fotf11 •1 tie has brought to the fore a movement to . steP 5 Seattle alumni chapter, and the attainment of tht f tJlC 0 is expected to be a major part of the progra!P Seattle Pi Kapps during the year.




South Carolina Pi Kapps Gather for Founders' Day Celebration



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Pi Kappa Phi Scholars for 1934


have been sent out to all chapter secreers t~nes requesting them to notify all active brothWho~10 have junior or senior college standing and in st ave made excellent scholarship records to send Sch latements of their records to the chairman of the 0 · Forms for these records may be s arshiP commtttee. rec0 7red from the secretaries or the chairman. The 5 or ~ must be certified to by the dean or registrar Phot e college and must be accompanied by a good s14r ograph of the candidate, suitable for use in The 411 of tl d Lamp. These records must be in the hands le Ch . narn atrman by June 1, 1934, in order that the tobe es of the scholars may be announced in the Octhe r 0 llmber of The Star and Lamp. The awards of 1 on Fsc lolarsh'tp pen d ants an d certificates are made IVil[ ~~nd~rs' Day each year. The scholars for 1934 nstttute the eighth group to be chosen.

'fh Scholarship for 1932-1933 Higher lllitte e report of the Interfraternity Scholarship Comcl1e 1\ap e for the year 1932-1933 shows that the Pi joO era[ pa Phi scholarship average is still above the genthe 'the average of all the national fraternities considered. ter· ' Varia report uses zero as the national average and the . . . ed, Cordi us frate rnr't'res are grven p Ius an d mmus ratmgs acflot Or be~g as the fraternity's scholarship average is above 0 JsO the r t":" the national average. Pi Kappa Phi is given . a lng f t)Jt IS a j' O + .21 for the year 1933-1934, which Year. ~~e lower than the rating for the preceding rd· 1 ?ur i\I wever, through some error the standing of 1n&to P1la Delta Chapter at the University of Washthis ~ :Va~ omitted in making up our average, and averagtrlisston is sufficient to account for our lower IVhich ~~ fo_r otherwise our rating would be + .30, 'fhe . sltghtly above our rating for 1931-1932. Scho]a ~-terfraternity report bases our rating on the chapt rs 1P records of thirty-three of our forty-one natio~r~ of ":"hich eighteen had positive ratings. Our 1\aPpaap r_attng of +.21 was sufficient to give Pi ftatern·rht the rank of seventh among the twenty-two 1 alllong ~es having forty or more chapters and ninth Or fllo t e twenty-seven fraternities having thirty-Jive ranked r~ chapters. Among our chapters Michigan Puses. C~st and Furman tied for first on their cam'l'ech l:r apters holding second in rank are Georgia and award, Michigan State, Brooklyn Polytechnic, both stness~e. Washington and lee and Washington Other hOod htgh with their rankings of third. On the and Emory held the lowest ranking on its cam-



pus and Presbyterian, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Sewanee ranked next to last, while West Virginia ranked third from the bottom on its campus. Following are the local averages of our chapters upon which the national rating was based: Alabama, + 2 ; Alabama Polytechnic, + 2; Brooklyn Polytechnic, + 2; Davidson, -1; Duke, - 1 ; Emory, -8; Florida, + 1; Furman, + 4; Georgia, + 1; Georgia Tech, + 4; Howard, -2; Illinois, -3; Iowa State, - 1 ; Mercer, + 1; Michigan, + 6; Michigan State, + 3; Mississippi, + 5 ; Nebraska, + 1 ; North Carolina, -2; North Carolina State, -2; Ohio State, + 3; Oklahoma, -3; Oregon State, + 1; Penn State, -4; Presbyterian, -3; Purdue, + 1; Sewanee, -3; South Carolina, -2; Tennessee, +4; Tulane, +4; Washington, +3; Washing and lee, +2; West Virginia, -4; Wofford, -1. No reports for the nrst term or semester of this year have been received at the time this is being written, but it is the hope and expectation of the Scholarship Committee that our scholarship will improve as the economic situation improves. It is indeed significant that our national administration has turned in this national crisis known as "the depression" to the colleges and universities for expert advisors, for men who know how to do a few things welL The alert fraternity man who aspires to leadership in the future will watch his scholarship, for President Roosevelt has pointed out the way.

fraternities Continue Upward Trend of Scholarship Inter-frat ernity News Service

The scholarship trend of fraternity men has continued upward, according to the 1933 survey recently completed by the National Interfraternity Conference. Not only has the scholastic average of ·fraternity men continued to rank higher than that of non-fraternity in a majority of the 156 educational institutions studied, but the rating is higher than the all-men's ratings, which includes both unaffiliated and Greekletter students. The group average of 59 per cent of the fraternities exceeds the all-men's marks on respective campuses, the report shows. The total undergraduate enrollment of the institutions in the study numbers approximately 250,000, of whom nearly 70,000 are members of the 2104 chapter groups of the 69 organizations in the Conference. Outstanding among the facts revealed by the 1933


survey is that all-men's averages have risen in 79 per cent of the institutions of the country, denoting an increasing amount of attention to academic objectives on the part of undergraduate men. This means that fraternity men have met higher standards than ever before in keeping their rating higher than the allmen's averages. Despite serious local losses, the all fraternity index rose last year. A total of 29 members improved last year's records, though 39 lost ground in 1933. The gain of the 29 was more than sufficient to offset the losses of the others. First places in the 135 colleges having five or more fraternities are distributed among 52 members, the widest distribution recorded in any Conference scholarship study. The best performances of the year were made at the Universities of Wisconsin, Michigan, Penn State, Syracuse, Alabama, and Mississippi. The most marked scholastic improvement, according to geographic sections, was made by the Southern group. Second in improvement was the Pacific section of states. A higher country-wide fraternity index is due to the phenomenal gain in the South, where 404 chapters contributed a gain equal to eight times the total net gain of the country. A definite improvement of 170 chapters on the Pacific Coast gave an improvement equivalent to twice the national gain. These two performances more than offset severe losses in the North Central and New England states. The report shows that the younger fraternities still outstrip the older scholastically, but that the most steady improvement is found among the larger national groups. This fact is attributed to the more extensive programs carried on by these larger organizations. No internal evidence of the study is found to substantiate the belief that disciplinary control has aided in solution of the sc)Jolarship problem. The greatest irregularity of progress of various groups appears to be evident with fraternities emphasizing a spirit of competition. According to the study, this fact tends to suggest a transient effect of a competitive stimulus. Fraternity group averages by colleges are presented for the first time in a .live-year period in graph form in the belief that fraternity scholarship is an institutional problem even more than an individual fraternity problem. The only effective solution, according to Alvan E. Duerr, scholarship chairman, who directed the survey, will be reached by complete cooperation of the institution and the officers of the fraternities involved. Graphs of the Interfraternity Conference scholarship study show unerringly where efforts must be concentrated if the group average of member fraternities is to continue an upward trend. If fraternity groups on some of the campuses showing greatest retrogression had equalled the averages of the groups ·on the campuses showing better performances, the national (Contin11ed on page 12)


It's a Thingamabob


The photograph above shows T. G. Stoudt, ~f theMu Chapter, operating a mechanical integraph. Th1S mn C"' matical instrument is used to construct the integral cu directly from any given curve. lflt· The integraph was designed by Brother Stoudt .and tbeit Paul L. Fox, and later constructed by them dunng bout senior year at the Pennsylvania State College. Onlr a and thirty dollars was spent on it for the costs of rnaterJ~lls 1·n· . Jar all labor was performed by these two seniors. S. un pti'' struments may be obtained from Europe at a de!Jver}' of about eight hundred dollars. the The pointed end held in Stoudt's left hand t~acesfoce· original curve, while the pen pointer in the imme~Jatel be· ground draws the integral curve. Accuracy is obtamabde the cause all bearings are of conical-point contact, acnl· slope of the integral curve is derived by a series. 0 point leled motions. A vernier attachment on the tracmg "'P guide gives the scale of the new curve. This instrumen t in presented to the Mechanical Engineering Departmen peon· June, 1933. Stoudt received his bachelor of science degree ~ro!!ludyiog sylvania State College last June. At present, he JS .st ce· In at the same college for his degree of master of scJen CbJP' his undergraduate days he was archon of Alpha SigiJll ter and also president of both Pi Tau Sigma an givefl Tau. He held an industrial scholarship for four years resent by the Textile Machine Works of Reading, and at P holds a graduate scholarship awarded by State CoJiege·





Housemothers Organize . .. d fr•ttet· The housemothers of the vanous soront1es an ·zed J nities (University of Alabama) have recently orga~ iS I Housemothers' Club. The organization of the cJuollP of progressive step in bringing into closer contact a at til( women that has omnipotent control in student h et~df o 5 university. This group is making plans to make a nt (ot factors which create the most healthful environn;en "'no 10 university life. Housemothers for the 1933·34 ses~ J(aPP' are from Montgomery are: Mrs. David Croslan •. h0u;e• Sigma house; Miss Frances Mimmo Green, Theta CbJ c. G· Mrs. Bessie Rushing, Alpha Delta Pi house, and Mrs. Fitzpatrick, Pi Kappa Phi house. , 1;:rf · -Montgomery Adve


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Status of Fraternities

AN ANSW~R ~o .charge t!1at fraternities are extravagant wstttutrons, possrble only for stuc~nts of wealthy parents, comes the survey on the p rrent economic status of fraternities, which was f resented to the 1933 National Interfraternity ConDt~nce. It is the work of Willard L. Momsen, Alpha 't e ta Phi, chairman, Harold Reigelman, Zeta Beta ~·and Albert W. Meisel, Pi Kappa Phi. and ~sed upon reports from 49 national fraternities tio tncluding data from 1,070 chapters in every secIVi!~ of the country, it is an authoritative study that be be used as factual evidence that fraternities have gee~ llleeting the problems of the depression intellior n ~and courageously, and also it will give national an~antzations and individual fraternity chapters data pr b~uggestions that will be helpful in many financial in ems. Numerous charts showing specific conditions fous~~e.n distinct sections are included. These will be and . In the complete report published as a pamphlet ter .1n the printed minutes of the National Interfralo"~.1ty Conference which will be issued later. The folovtn . g rs a digest of the report:





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In tb a Pe k ~ college year 1931-32 national fraternities reached insta~a .In expansion. Previous to and including that year 'Nithd hons of new chapters had consistently exceeded the 49 r/aw~Is of charters. At the high point in 1931-32 the Duri Porting fraternities had a total roll of 1,140 chapters. been ng the three preceding college years the net gain had first nrougb!y 1% per year. In the college year 1932-33 the ing th:t loss. occurred. Sixteen charters were withdrawn durIn t Penod while only 11 chapters were added. not b our opinion the reduction in number of chapters canare ue attributed to any one cause, but the underlying causes of thnquestionably the following: The economic disruption fC'N ce Past years; educational experimentation has in a tory ases made the lot of the fraternity difficult; the dormiloiJ. ~ovement, though temporarily arrested, has taken its at s~ e saturation point for fraternities has been reached satur~·e colleges and will soon be reached at others. This "hich I~n point has been hastened by economic conditions to the ave reduced the enrollment at colleges and added ll!~b &rowing number of men who cannot afford fraternity In ~ship because of impaired .financial ability. tears the 49 reporting member fraternities for the past four and ere :vere 47,322 men in 1,115 chapters in 1929-30, 47 6 . It is· 9~ 10 1,135 chapters in 1932-33. . hates estimated that the falling off in the number of inianc\ . 1 nc0rn active members has reduced by roughly 20% the fees ae 0 national offices from two sources, viz.,, initiation ~n un~ Per capita taxes. Seven fraternities have no tax In the ergraduates. Six groups have increased their taxes 1angin !last three years, while three have made reductions 'the t g from 10 to 70%. Twenty-nine made no change. ale varies from two to fifteen dollars a year per under-




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graduate. Fifteen fraternities indicated the collection of 100% in the college year 1929-30, while only seven were successful in maintaining this standard in 1932-33. There appears to be no relation between reductions or increases in dues and arrears. Several groups that had increased charges had improved their percentage of collections. The average initiation fee of reporting members has been reduced only five per cent in the past three years. Where this fee included the cost of the badge, an average reduction of about 10% in the cost of the badge to the undergraduate has been made. The standard minimum priced badge is increasing markedly in popularity and is displacing the jeweled badge entirely in several instances. Centralized purchase of jewelry has resulted in savings and reductions. 117hile the per capita contributiorz of the undergraduate to the national office might be ass11med to be a logical field for the t·eductiorz of undergraduate costs, an analysis of the sit11alion reveals that the average fraternity man's expmses for the flmal four year tmdergrad11ate period wo11ld be lowet·ed less than one per cent if the initiation fee were e11tirely elimhzated. But one to three per cent of the money paid by the undergraduate to his local chapter is used to finance the national organization. The matter of graduate dues is a difficult question to analyze. Fifty per cent of the reporting fraternities have annual graduate dues ranging from one to five dollars. The remaining fraternities made no effort to obtain alumni dues even of a voluntary nature. This field has been an important source of revenue to member groups. Collections range from 2% to 50o/o of the living membership. In most cases there has been a steady decline in collections in the past few years, though several fraternities have adopted the graduate dues system since 1929 with reasonably satisfactory results. Thirty-five national officers reporting on the matter of national expenditures reveal substantial reductions. From a peak of $456,000 in the college year 1930-31 they have brought their actual expenditures down to 356,000 in 1932-33, and thus have met the falling off of national in· come amounting to approximately 20%. Fifty per cent of the reporting groups have obtained rental reductions. Twentyeight groups reported reductions in clerical help, 16 maintained the same scale, while two dispensed with clerical help altogether. Eighteen groups reduced costs of the traveling personnel either by a reduction in wages or reduction of personnel, 11 effected no reductions, while four dispensed with traveling officers. Substantial retrenchment has been reported in traveling expenses by 66 per cent of the reporting groups. Second visits have been discontinued. Longer trips, eliminating the retracing of steps, have meant further savings. Forty-two of 46 reporting fraternities have effected savings ranging from 10 to 70% in the publication of their magazi nes. Two have suspended publication. The following are some of the methods employed to reduce these costs: Lower printing rates, reduction in size of magazine, reduc· tion in the number of cuts, reduction in the number of issues, reduction in the number of pages, use of cheaper paper stock, changed format, reduction in the amount of art


work, reduction or elimination of free list, reduction in editor's salary, replacement of magazine with 4-12 page news letter. Of 48 reporting groups nine have made reductions in the cost of badges ranging from 10 to 50%. A majority of the reporting groups effected savings in convention costs in the past three years. Sixteen reporting fraternities eliminated one convention in the past three years, and two groups eliminated two such meetings. Methods of reducing costs were as follows: Cutting down duration of convention, limiting social activities, reducing number of delegates from each chapter, selection of a central point for the convention meeting place. Since installations of new chapters have declined so markedly in the past three years, this report includes little information in this connection. Sixteen indicated, however, a substantial reduction in installation costs. Criticism has been directed toward fraternities concerning the installation costs to local chapters and the cost of petitioning, defrayed by groups in many cases having little assurance that they will receive favorable consideration. It is commendable that many fraternities have discouraged elaborate applications. Individual fraternities have reported reductions as follows: cost of directory 40 per cent below 1927 cost, more sparing use of telegraph and long distance telephone calls, reduction in number of reports, reduction in traveling expenses of district officers, combination of directory with magazine, combination of song book with magazine, limitation of expansion program, reduction of number of council meetings, reduction of traveling expenses to council meetings by electing council members residing in the same vicinity, reduced cost of office printing and supplies. In the 685 chapters submitting complete membership figures there were 19,057 actives in 1929-30, indicating an average active chapter of 27.8 men. By 1932-33 active membership had dropped to 16,971, an average chapter of 24.8 men, showing a reduction of 10.9% during the three years. There were 7,708 men initiated into these 685 chapters in 1929-30, whi le during the last school year on ly 5,974 were initiated, a reduction of 22.5% or from 11.2 to 8.7 men a chapter. Pledges have fallen from 8,481 to 7,815, or 7.9% since 1929-30, a reduction considerably less than that shown for initiates in the same period. This is a remarkably good record when it is revealed that last year an average of 8.6 men per chapter were forced to decline invitations to pledge for financial reasons. It probably shows that extraordinary efforts were put forth to build up pledge delegations. The comparatively large average of 3.4 men, however, were forced to forego the initiation ceremony because of financial obstacles. The downward trend in active membership points toward but one conclusion: that fraternities in general are facing a more difficult year than they have yet experienced. This discussion of averages has had the disadvantage of all such discussions: it has not indicated the sorry plight of many chapters which have never been strong and which already have or will be forced to close their doors. Like industry, the fraternity system, riding on a wave of increasing membership, has become overbuilt. The crushing burden of overhead which goes on whether there are three or thirty men living in the house will take its toll on many campuses which were overbuilt even in better times. About 97-99% of the fraternity expense of an undergraduate is absorbed by the local chapter. There probably are few undergraduates who have not had to carry on their college careers under a reduced budget in the last four years. Hence, fraternities have been faced with a situation in which many of their active members could not afford to


go on paying at the customary rates. The falling off in ac: tive membership during the period being consider~d '~; due, in no small degree, to the fact that about twtce 33 number of men left chapters for financial reasons in 193 231 7 as did in 1930-31: 2,179 as against 1,213, among chapters. It is interesting to note in this connection that 540 ch~: ters, or more than half of those reporting, have made 10 forts to allow men not 'able to meet chapter expenses bf continue their active membership. Some of the methods rf which this is being accomplished are: Signing of promtSS~eS notes due after graduation, giving of jobs in chapter h?U od to needy brothers, and utilizing of loans from alumnt a central office. tage Aid of this sort affected a comparatively small percen nd of active membership. It was necessary to go fur_the~ a 10 ease the burden of the great majority who were begtnntnllelsfind it difficult to meet chapter expenses at the old l~·ng 1 More than that, an increasing number of men were eer forced to forego initiation because of their inability to rnfile the initiation fee and fraternity expenses which would co later. ]lap· Three hundred .fifty-eight, or about one-third of t?e c feeS ters polled, made substa nti al reductions in initiatiOn be 1 below 1930-31 levels. One fact which may or may n~ the significant, is that in the western section, which sulfere cfi ). largest drop in membership {21%) and initiations _(3 8 f:eS only 40 chapters made reductions in their initiatton as against 117 chapters which did not. Iii· Reductions in chapter dues were made by 309, or a est· tie Jess than one-third of the reporting chapters. In the -wbef' ern and north central sections, where the greatest merna~· ship losses were suffered, the proportion of chapters ro ing reductions in dues was largest. If Jn In the last two years collection of dues has fallen ;in~ most cases where the affected chapters had been roo 90-100% they are now about 10% less. Tt is of on Y11 eet 0 real significance that 174 chapters were unable to ~ re· BOo/a of their dues for 1932-33. About one-third of 1 e porting chapters indicate reductions in pledge fees. been The decline in food prices in the last three years haS art· reflected in lower cost of meals everywhere. Of the rePate5 ing chapters 682, or about 79%. have reduced board r~o5t since 1930-31; 184 chapters reduced by over 20% the s in of meals to members. A greater proportion of chapte~03 rd the western, Pacific and north central sections reduced teP rates than in the other four districts. Seventy-seven chaP do not operate a steward's department. . ft3' A total of 2 51, or about one-fourth of the reporttn8 rad· ternities, indicated that they have helped needy under8 Jn uates by providing board, or by offering reduced rat~~n~e the majority of instances free board was given in eJ(C ase5• for the services of waiters, stewards, and, in some c 1pat treasurers. Some of the answers indicated, however, e in free board, per se, was being given to men who wersl1iP financial stra ights as well as to a few chapter schoiM men and athletes. . t]lt 1 Room rent and board are the two largest iterns ~ of fraternity expense of the undergraduate. About 5~ 7 ~ t]lt the reporting chapters have reduced room rents du~t~ftr of past four years. The figures show that the great rnaJO ch"~" reductions ranged between 10 and 30%, although 93 ters cut room rates ~ore than 30%. o\\'ilrd One of the chief factors which accelerate the do 'IV ·od js trend in the economic curve during a deflationary per~stiOO the fact that people cannot pay their debts. Th~ qusuall) 11 of accounts receivable in a fraternity chapter tS 11 dtmore serious than in a business organization. ~h~s cttf' 1 pressions occur in business, the extension of credtt (Contintted on page 12)




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Letts All Go To New York


Joe Sewell Says 0.K.'' Joe s 4 the ~Well, Omicron, veteran third baseman tr..

ew York Giants, has placed himself

路 favor of New York as a convention -llt"Ord l tn . n ..J[~ig h a letter to General Chairman Larry reg e stated, "I will also spread the news York ~rd to the convention to be held in New f" 'ke~n 1934, and must say you could not have rJ lr th~ b~tter spot." 1tange se tn the seats of the mighty happen to j; I rtu~?e 1934 schedule in the right way, the 'llliasts tty will be had by the baseball enhis of the fraternity to see the lad do some ~the~1ever cavorting around the hot sack durtr stay in New York. Empire State Building

Yes 1 Sir ... Another Patron (Continued from page 2)

W. H. DERNBERGER, Alpha Theta E. E. EZELL, Iota A. F. TYRRILL, Alpha Xi .A. F. Tyrrill has a bent for calculations-he has figured that it will be seventeen years before he has completed his payments. Then, no doubt because such things are bothersome to think about, he speaks of something nearer at hand-the convention. He is going to put a lick or two on publicity. E. R. Hendrickson gets the break. He has been boosted up the line by the Public Service Company of Northern Illinois, transferred to Joliet, Illinois, as senior engineer of the southern division. Jack Langford is a go-gettum Atlanta Alumni member and he states that the group is all set to do significant things this year. The heartiest season's greetings came from James Wood ; also he stated that he has his eyes on some likely prospects for Gamma in the local junior college. He works on the principle that there is no closed season on getting prospects, and he is right-plenty right. And here comes Walter Dernberger to state that things are picking up for him to such an extent that he is already planning the trip to New York. "Our alumni chapter organized here (Washington) last year has been the medium of meeting a number of Pi Kapps-all fine fellows," states Estill Ezell.

The Greeks Had ·an Answer (Continued from page 10) tailed. In fraternity chapters sound business principles are frequently subordinated by the brotherly spirit of the organization. Some chapters have had members in arrears sign notes. Others just allow the men to owe the money, whether they are considered good risks or not. The inevitable result is an increase in accounts receivable. Chapter accounts receivable, however, have not grown very much during the two years in question. The figures indicate that collections were not good even before 1931-32. Although in the last two years there has been an increase of from 529 to 552 in the number of chapters collecting 90100% of their bills, collection of under SO% was made in 136 chapters in 1931-32 and rose to 142 chapters in 1932, 33; collection of under 70% was made in 47 chapters in 1931-32 and went to 62 chapters in 1932-33. The problem of collecting fraternity accounts is today second in importance only to that of declining active membership. There are various methods which have been used with success in dealing with chapter accounts receivable, but if the policy of institutions which prohibit graduation to men in arrears in fraternity payments were more generally adopted, it .would be of undoubted assistance in curing the evil of unpaid charges. The solution must lie in an adequate understanding by individual chapters of the basic economic factors involved in house management.


Raleigh Alumni Chapter Chartered (Continued from page 5)

the original ten has now become twenty-five strong· Much of the credit for the active work of the 0~ ganization is due to the officers of the association ~~. the present chapter. Those that preceded J. T. 1\J ir· ardson in office were Garland Green and L. M. Sh r ley. Professor Meares did trojan work as treasured for a long time. David Cox as entertainment a~n publicity chairman could not have been excelled .1 5 his work. Tom D. Cooper, as secretary, had his dutte clearly cut out for him. The cooperation of Tau has been a source of pleas· ell' ure and profit. Many social events have been co s· bined with those of the chapter. It has been h~i· pitable in lending the alumni group its bouse f~ct e ties for meals and meetings. The plan is to condttnu. this intimate association and to work with the 1 ter closely in the many things which are of rn~t~~­ interest of the two groups. And beyond the Jo~a into terests the program of the chapter will carry tt tS· active participation in state-wide Pi Kapp moverne~bf We are off- watch our smoke. Mea of nea in communities are cordially urged to join with us of our activities. Pi Kapps who visit Raleigh are sure a warm welcome.


Under the Student's Lamp (Contilwed from page 8)


index would show an improvement more than 10 tiCllf' ' '(11· the net gain of 2016 chapters in 1933. 1 Greater interest in scholarship and the steadY .h . rnuLJ' provement in the past five years are removtng ter· of the grounds for criticism directed toward fr~ttet nities and fraternity systems, the scholarship cornrnt of the Conference believes. f anY Scholarship of fraternity men, as well as that 0 'ce· other group of undergraduates, is primarily the'J'hf sponsibility of the college the committee avers. ate responsibility of the fraternity, however, is to ~enot such conditions in its groups as will promote, an we defeat, constructive efforts of the college. It is 00 \ 1ee 1 function of the Greek-letter group, the cornrn nsi· insists, to relieve the institution of academic respo bility. Two Pi Kapp Prexies of Civic Clubs



The Exchange and Kiwanis Clubs of Cedartown, 't)' of handle all public affairs of that thriving co~mutll 5 9rt 8,000, in lieu of a Chamber of Commerce. Pt I<~Pf~ j.l· presidents of both organizations. W. G. Bruner, AlP~~ [of pha, is the head of the Exchange Oub and also ageGr~ol· Sinclair Refining Company in the district. Wallace . )11 Iota, is the president of the Kiwanis Club for 19 34 manages the Wayside Laundry of Cedartown.




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Detroit Alumni Chapter Elects

Why Alumni leave Home

By Chan Johnson, Chi

O DETERMINE just how much significance alumni of Greek-letter organizations placed in the expression, "fraternity members for life," and similar statements, several writers of Tau Kappa Epsilon recently sounded out the opinions of their graduate members. Replies to questionnaires, journalistic efforts of alumni, and the gleanings of several "bull-sessions" combined to make some interesting data about what happens to an alumnus after he leaves the campus and the confines of his chapter house. Despite a feeling of excommunication which comes to many alumni, they all declared that something which they received in fraternity life had formed a deep friendship for the fraternity that could never be broken. Agreement was reached that the alumni are an unusually active, interested lot and are usually fraternity men of life. The fact that many of them are scattered over a very wide area; that most of them are young and hold a large number of interests; that many have just entered their life's work and are trying to make a success of things; that others have recently married and are trying to establish homes; and that all such activities require a vast amount of time contribute to the answer why alumni don't spend more time at the chapter house. Despite the collection of so many reasons why graduates do not visit the chapter home, replies showed that nearly every man was interested in his fraternity, that he is eager to learn of the happenings to his past active brothers, and that he will help when called upon. One fraternity scribe included a full-page questionnaire for the 150 alumni who were receiving the chapter news-letter. From that number he received approximately a sixty per cent return. All praised the work of the chapter publication, intended primarily for the news of alumni, and wished to have more news included from other graduates. A number included news items in their replies. All of the men replied with enthusiasm because memories of association with Tom, Dick, and Bill had come to mean so much. The national fraternity publication tends to bridge the gap between the present undergraduates and the alumni members, the survey pointed out. The fraternity magazine enables alumni to keep pace with. the entire fraternity and educational world to a considerable extent in addition to telling them what is happening within their own society. Graduates replied that they had or woul.d demonstrate their interest in the chapter by sendtng books for the library, records for the phonograph, furniture for the house, or music for the piano. Some members living on farms said they would send apples or potatoes.

/i( THE MEETING of the Detroit Alumni Chapter T h

held on January 9, the following men were to head the organization for the coming year: ·C. Brame, Upsilon, archon; Chan Johnson, Chi, h~re~ary; and Orson D. Bird, Alpha Theta, treasurer. fett~tct Archon G. B. Helmrich and W. C. Brame were tcttated on their record of perfect attendance last Year.


The meeting of February 6 was notable in several :espects. An innovation in the usual program was ~troduced by the talk of Orson D. Bird on "The tOS' ~tnance of My Work." This was the first of a series ;iii· 0 t talks which will be given by members of the chapter 1ue a the meetings throughout the year. Brother Bird is apu~l ' a chemist with the well-known firm of Parke-Davis j(l· ~n~0 gave many interesting details concerning the dento : Ptnent of some of the world's best-known mediCtnes. ~as·


nts. rbY io : of

t There has been some talk of forming an initiation will provide model initiations for nearby f ap~ers and, perchance, may win the honor of per:~rntng at some future convention. It is the means beeereby the older members of the fraternity expect to tne re-acquainted with the beauties of the ritual. t .n process of formation is the Detroit motorcade, Po Journey to the convention in Detroit. Prospects at .resent ttn · are for four or five cars, with enthusiasm con~tng to mount. ch' '~er a dozen members of the chapter enjoyed a A. tck:en dinner at the Alpha Kappa house in Ann \li~~r. the latter part of January. The arrangements ~ide In the hands of Kryn Nagelkirk and he proch ed an enjoyable evening with the undergraduate apter.

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Billy Thompson Dies

0RD has been received of the death of William the li. Thompson, of Phi Chapter. Heart disease was hi ~ause of Brother Thompson's death. In reporting ••0~ eath, E. P. Hugill pictures Brother Thompson as A. ~i 0 ~ our most popular and best known members. Sch lltng worker a true friend, a gentleman, and a l.Jn~1ar:.' During his undergraduate days at Oklahoma cha erstty, he was an active and loyal member of the be pter, and a talented musician and composer. In later 'arsh·1 . f the ' . s work as an attorney in Tulsa ~ept htn: :om tho acttve work in the Tulsa Alumnt AssoCiatton, &tottgh his interest was always in the progress of the l3r0~· The fraternity has sustained a great loss in er Thompson's demise.



(Contintted on page 30)


Another Knox The recent initiation of Robert Knox by Lambda Chapter brings into the fraternity the fourth and last of the Knox boys of Thomson, Georg ia. As a family group it now steps into the limelight along with the Chapmans of Virginia and the Gressettes of South Carolina, although exceeded in numbers by these famous brothers. Robert has started his official connection with the chapter by being elected to the position of warden. He is a preBob law student. Lawrence Knox is secretary of the chapter and a st ud en t of landscape architecture. Thus, they are following in the steps of the Knoxes who preceded them-W. A . Knox of Lambda, and Peter Knox, Jr., of Epsilon, both of whom held minor and major offices in their time. W. A . (Wick) Knox represented his chapter at D etroit, was treasurer and archon, and had among hi s campus honors membership in the Gridiron Club and a captaincy in the R.O.T.C. Peter Knox finished his career by being salu tatorian of hi s class, archon of the chapter, a department assistant, and a letter man in track.

A freshman's Dilemma .

federal emergency relief administration fund~ .. Howe;~[; only students who are unable to enter college wtthou~ of aid are eligible for the positions offered, which conSISt rk clerical, research, library and various other types of ~~t)' about school buildings. The hourly minimum shall be t o~th cents, and pay shall be from ten to twenty dollars a rn e 1 for each student employed, and an allotment to each co~ ~~t wi II be based on an average of fifteen dollars per mont each student empl oyed. the The applications for these positions must come frorn 51 respective institutions but appointment to the positions ~uer be endorsed by the commission and the chief school 0 ' h9s of the state. The need for this type of aid for college students mes long been felt by the leading educators. President ~ of Bryant Conant of H arvard recently emphasized the. ne them enriching student and future alum ni bodies by makJOg ak· 111 representative of all different phases of business a~d ,ol· ing it possible for anyone with intelligence to obta JO af the lege education. He also pointed out the inadequacy. 0 ent part-time work now being offered by university appolntr11 offices to enable the students to help support themselves.


Alfalfa Bill" Re: Fraternities

'JI" 1Jur· Oklahoma's cantankerous governor, "Alfalfa B1 his ray came into the limelight again recently in regard to of opposition of college fraternities. Burbank Murray,_ sonsio. 0 the governor and a sophomore at the University of .~ 1 5 ' £ his 0 acquired a Phi Delta Theta pin, despite the oppos1b0° i!lltlf father. In confirming the fact, Governor Murray relu'/ ater· said, "The only trouble with those fellows in Gree~ f• J!IC' 50 nities, they know they have to make good grades and 11 times leads to snobbishness."

Alpha Sigma has a group of shrewd freshmen; we're proud of 'em. But at times they're apt, if not very carefu l, to become too shrewd. One of our freshmen was given a card, in the wee' small hours of one recent Saturday night, by " Goat" Captain H aney, upon which was typed a command that he procure and bring back to the house that very night a live English spanow. Early the next morning this bright lad silently returns to the house, slips into his room, and types a card identical with that one he received, except that he omits the word "English" before the "sparrow." Then, when a few of the ea rl y risers are proceeding leisurely to breakfast, he hand s his card to " Goat" Captain Haney, points to Peter Pan, the chapter canary, and says: "There's my sparrow." But lo! The best laid of plans often miscarry. One good brother happened to recall that "English" was before the word "sparrow" on the card the freshman was given, and this same good brother happened to awaken just in time to hea r Mr. Freshman typing the substituting card. Now Mr. Freshman has to look after the welfare of Peter Pan, his "sparrow," givi ng him a bath and food and cleaning his cage every day for a period of one month; and Mr. Freshman's sobriquet is now generally known by one and all as "Sparrow."

Government Aid for Needy Students For those young men and women with a yearning for a college ed ucation, but who are without the necessary finan cia l aid, the an nouncement comes that students in need of work to help finance their way through non -profit colleges are to be eligible for part time work, to be paid out of


Tile circulating Golf Trophy of tire Clricaf/ Alumui Chapter. It carries th e namcs of F. p" Wollastatr, A A (2); C. W. S nritlr, T; W. • ~ Ans1ey, AN; and H. D. Leake, 1'.


er, hiS

Calling the Roll

of ork irt)' .nth ege


Chapter Brevities Alumni Personals The wedding of Brother and Mrs. Ketmeth McCatmel, Alpha Delta (left) was described as the most brilliant of the pre-holiday season in Vancouver. On the right is William Johnson, Alpha Xi, star basketeer, Tau Beta Pi, retiring archon. 路



0 fficers: J. E. Burges, archon; E. C. Kinder, treasurer; John W. Remington, secretary; laurence A. Michel, Jr., historian; Paul Viohl, chaplain; J. T. Barfield, warden. Recent initiates: laurence Michel, Charleston; Moultrie Moore, Mt. Pleasant; James Grayson, Summerton; Dan Maguire, Charleston. Pledges: H. A. Felder, Charleston; William N. Pope, Edisto Island; Jack Frierson, Jr., Sumter; William D. Saverance, Timmonsville; Charles lemmon, Jr., Sumter; James M. Holman, Florence; William A. Wallace, Spartanburg; Noel E. Williams, Westminster; Walter Frampton, Charleston; George Burges, Charleston. . AJ pha Chapter's first term has been most successful; Since last issue Alpha's activities have included a Founders' Day banquet, a Christmas party, participation in the Panhellenic Ball, and a delegation to the district conclave. With the beginning of the second semester, recent elections, and the initiation of four new members, Alpha is looking up to an even more successful period this half. Plans have been in progress for weeks for a spring formal dance, to be given soon after Easter. The Alumni Trust Fund, to act as a sinking fund for the chapter, is being planned, and will soon be applied. Alpha's scholastic record for the first term gives high hopes for the interfraternity scholarship cup this year. ALUMNI PERSONAL

Brother Charles J. Seebeck recently became engaged to Miss Wise, niece of Secretary of Treasury Morgenthau.






0 fficei'S: Robert Cornish, archon; Richard Cornish, treasurer; John Balzarini, secretary; Harold Senger, historian; Robert Tuck, chaplain; Carl Corey, warden. Pledges: John Emerson, Henry Hartz, Robert Beach, Calvin Burpee, Robert Conklin, Duncan Copeland. The chapter is well represented in the spring sports program this year. On the ball diamond James Barry, "Big C" man, is returning to his old position at third base, and gives promise of being one of the best in the conference. Three other men- Henry Hartz, John Balzarini, and Ray Bottari-also have aspirations of becoming regula'r members of the team. They will be serious contenders for their respective positions . Calvin Burpee is out for varsity track, in the sprint division. He has negotiated the 100 yard dash in 9:8 and the 200 on 21:7. He is expected to better these marks in the coming season. John Emerson reported for freshman track as a high jumper. He has already cleared the bar at 5 feet 10 inches. Henry Bucholtz, past archon, is busy as junior manager of the university annual. ALUMNI PERSONALS

Bernard Cahill has recently moved to Portland Oregon to become associated with his uncle in a law firm. Pius Ames visited the chapter recently. He is now located in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a transport pilot of air Jines. Recently elected to head the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte was Walter Hoyle, an attorney of that city. The body has as its major objective the promotion of an airport for the city. Brother Hoyle obtained his law degree from the University of North Carolina, where he was affiliated with Kappa Chapter.


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First row (top to bottom): Cleveland Alumni Chapter enjoys a mi>:ed party on Founders' Day. Rho Chapter poses in a storm (They are always in a storm, according to the correspondent.) The head men of Lambda-Archon Henry Henderson and r , Glenn Ellard. All C><-archons of Lambda-Eugene Permenter, '32, William Reeder, '33, and Walton Stewart, '33. â&#x20AC;˘''' if Second row: Exterior view of Kappa's home, and below, on interior s cene of comfort and congeniality. The lad in the white swâ&#x20AC;˘ Frederick Fuchs, Iota, Tech and personal cheerleader, member of Skull and Key.



Another interior view of Kappa, hnrn1ony in vogue. Donoh Hanks, Kappa-Interfraternity Council, Honor Roll-in front of Memorial. Archon T. B. Spencer, Kappa, manager of basketball. To the right of Spencer is shown the long and ~'"''h P••lon's pledges-Peters and Patterson. "'•h ro,., Interior g lin1pses o£ Epsilon's clubhouse-view o£ li1ing room, of meeting room, and another of the livin11 room. Below 011 Holmes Dyer of Rho in that same storm.

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Officers: Herman Hipp, archon; Wade Coggins, treasurer; Ben Groce, secretary; Newton Turrentine, historian; Robert Herndon, chaplain; Will Clinkscales, warden. Delta is functioning smoothly and everything is set for a successful semester. Initiation took place on February 23, at which time seven pledges underwent the ceremony. Members of Delta are doing well in the interfraternity basketball tournament which began F.ebruary 12. The boys are set to win back the cup wh1ch was lost last year. Plans are also moving forward rapidly for our annual dance which is to take place March 30. Our dance last year was considered a big success, but we hope this one will be bigger and better.

for spring football practice. Epsilon has also a representation in the preliminary training period for track, as well as being represented in varsity basketball by Hugh Yelverton, a regular. A few of the brothers and pledges are also contending for positions as managers. ALUMNI PERSONAL

William H. Neal was recently elected vice-president of the Wachovia Bank and Trust company of Wins~on· Salem, N.C. He is in charge of the public relat!O)lS of the entire system of the bank, which posses~es branches in Raleigh, Asheville, High Point, and SaliS· bury. Brother Neal went to Winston-Salem from Char· lotte, where he was for 10 years connected with the Charlotte National Bank and served as secretary of the Charlotte Clearing House association for six years.

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Chapter 0 fficers: A. W. Colwell, Jr., archon; Hugh Yelverton, treasurer; Samuel M. Hines, secretary; Mattison Alderman, historian; Paul Warren, chaplain; Everett Otey, warden. Recent Initiates: Harry C. Vaiden, Augusta, Ga.; Samuel M. Hines, Warsaw; Benjamin W. Wyche, Weldon; W. M. Taylor, Wilmington. New Pledge: Bill Dyerley, Bluefield, W.Va. One of the major events of recent date was the presentation of Jack Williams', ex-archon, pledge trophy. It was presented to the pledge group at their first meeting after the examinations, Dr. G. R. Vowles, Epsilon, head of the Department of Germ~n, delivering the address. This trophy is a beautiful silver cup which is to be presented each year to the pledge who shows the "best all-around" characteristics. The winner is to be chosen by a committee who will make the decision sometime in May. In his address Brother Vowles named the three characteristics by which the committee is to judge: scholarship, extra-curricular activities, and devotion to Pi Kappa• Phi. Then he went into an expansion of these three phases. Brother Williams is to be congratulated on the fine spirit which he exhibits in presenting this trophy. It will act as a strong stimulus to the pledge group, spurring them on to higher aspirations in these three, as well as other, fields. The most important social was the annual Panhellenic house party, sponsored by the ten social fraternities at Davidson, and featuring Emerson Gill and his orchestra in a set of three dances given at the Charlotte, N.C., Armory auditorium. Epsilon entertained many alumni and charming ladies. Besides this major affair the d1apter has also entertained at two informal receptions, at which were present faculty members and girls. Several of the brothers and pledges have reported



Announcement is made of the marriage of Charles W. Derrick to Miss Helen Slaughter of Mullins, S.~· Warren's brother, Moultrie, is now in school and 15 treasurer of Zeta Chapter. .d M. L. Banks, Jr. and Miss Sara Gaston were marne by a ceremony which took place in the home of the bride's parents in Chester, S.C., on January 20. Brother Banks is principal of the Chester high school. They are at home at 105 Foote St. Harry P. Oates and Miss Mary Hamrick were mar· ried on December 23, in Gaffney, S.C. Brother Oates is a merchant and planter of Oates, S.C. h Brother and Mrs. J. T. Hudson announce the birt of a son, Joseph Willis, on February 3. In the field for matrimony: J. Cham Freeman.

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thi~r. ~Iva A. Knight of 3000 Sheridan road can sympafal e W1th the firemen who've been called out on so many ~e. alarms lately. su 1ve been chasing all over Chicago on bogus calls from ~Posedly sick people," he told Judge Hasten yesterday in of o:en's ~ourt at arraignment of Miss Martha Anderson .. 26 Bnarplace, a former patient of his. S~es~erday I got forty-six calls. I recognized her voice." d 0 htng and refusing to answer any questions, Miss Anp:rsoh~ Was ordered examined by Dr. David Rothman, city Yc Iatrist.





O1/icer.r: Hewitt McGraw, archon; J. E. Perkins, treasUrer路 J h h' ' o n W. Hatcher, secretary; J. V. McC1anahan, historian; A. F. Perkins, chaplain; Harris McClanaan, warden; R. Siegal, house manager. \V Just after the last article about Iota left for print, Be had the great honor to have our Supreme Archon, t :other Wagener, visit us in connection with his o? to Atlanta for the Founders' Day banquet. As none t th.e active men had seen Brother Wagener prior go tt?ls trip, we counted ourselves very fortunate in \hng to know him. d t ota' ~ men came back from the holidays with a new de :rmmation to do greater things for the chapter yUnng 1934, and we are counting on big events this i~r. Immediately basketball practice started, fot the 1'herfraternity games are scheduled for the near future. w路 e ~earn looks mighty good and we are hoping for a h~~~ng combination. At any rate we promise a good, ~-lighting quintet to carry our colors. \Vh asketball practice was quite abruptly interrupted, of ~~ we had to go in training for the final exams ac .e first semester. The brothers worked hard and c]JlHtted themselves well on their exams. Following Jo ~n the heels of the exams came the dances with an~ aymes and his orchestra. However, the dances ter breakfasts after dances faded away into a new ~路 and work is again in full swing. \Vh ow we are looking forward to initiation time ter e~ new men will be enrolled to enrich our chapWe. he pledges this year have been very active, and her are expecting even greater things of them as mems.


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marriage of Brother Douglas Bullard to. Miss Pia nces Rutherford of Lake Wales, Florida, took ingce~a~t August. Brother and Mrs. Bullard are mak'techt Cit home in Atlanta while Doug is attending

senior, is the six-foot-two manager of the Tar Heel basketball squad, and requires one whole cow-hide for each shoe. Treasurer and house manager Graham Mcleod, also a senior, member of the Student Council, is the handsome two hundred pounds of good humor of whom is was reported that he "shaves once a week whether he needs it or not." Secretary is Francis Breazeale (he had to spell his name out when he made a long-distance call; the operator thought he was kidding) a junior who manages to write for the Caroli11a Bttccaneer while he makes A's on higher math and physics and dabbles in research. This chapter missed out on the last issue of the Star and Lamp. Last fall found Kappa in a somewhat disorganized state. The return to school found the boys without a house and with their ranks greatly depleted by the failure of many to come back. Down town chapter rooms just off the campus were furnished and used during the fall quarter. Mu and Tau with true fraternal spirit offered any assistance they might be able to give in rushing or otl1erwise building up the chapter again. At the opening of the winter quarter new quarters. were occupied at 302 Pittsboro Street. The house was filled with ten men. Mrs. J. T. Lawson, who owns the house, serves as house-mother and manages the dining room. Everyone is fairly well pleased with the new turn of affairs. District Archon Price, on a recent visit, seemed to like it. At present Kappa is looking forward to initiating about five pledges before spring quarter; is expecting a good rating when the fraternity scholarship averages are published; and rejoices that the treasurer's books show a favorable balance. ALUMNI PERSONALS

Waddell Gholson, the younger brother of Gholson and Gholson, Henderson, N.C., law firm, (both Pi Kapps) is now in Washington as private secretary to North Carolina Congressman Pou. Henry G. Harper has been placed in charge, as branch manager, of the Charlotte offices of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber company. This is the third largest branch of the company in the country. Harper was branch manager of the Richmond offices for four years. While there he was active in civic affairs and was a member of the Kiwanis and Commonwealth Clubs. He has been with the company since 1917, and in going to Charlotte as manager he returns to the place of his first affiliation with the company.



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0 fficers: Henry M. Henderson, archon; Glenn W. Ellard, treasurer; Lawrence Knox, secretary; Russell Hargrave, historian; Douglas.s Maclary, chaplain; Robert Knox, warden. 19

Recent Initiates: Douglas Maclary, Atlanta; Robert Knox, Thompson; Trapp Bryant, Thompson. Pledges: Edwin Bradshaw, Norwood; Oscar Macray, Athens; AI Dabney, Atlanta; Wallace Martin, Toccoa; Lyston Peebles, Pitts; and Matt Kelly, Jacksonville, Florida. Lambda chapter has been very fortunate this year in acquiring honors in extra-curricular activities. Brother Maclary and Pledge Martin have received numerals for freshman football. Brother Maclary is also a member of the Glee Club and the "Y" Cabinet. Brother Bob Knox and Pledge Macray were placed on the Dean's List, which requires an average of 87 or above. Brothers Henderson and Ellard are recent initiates of Phi Delta Phi, international legal fraternity. Brothers Hargrave and Reeder are members of the "X" Club. Brother Hargrave has been elected editor-in-chief of The Red and Black, weekly school paper, which is considered one of the highest honors of an undergraduate student. Brother Smith has excellent chances of becoming varsity baseball manager, after serving in the capacity of freshman and junior managers. The pledges wer.e hosts to a house dance on February 17, which was a very enjoyable affair. We are looking forward to our annual house party which takes place during the spring dance 'and which, in the past, has been one of the best on the campus. ALUMNI PERSONAL

A. M. Fisher and Miss Lora Lamb were married on November 29 at Orlando, Florida. Brother Fisher is representative of the Southern Milling company in Florida and a member of the firm of Fancy Fare Shop of Lakeland. The couple is residing in Lakeland.





Officers: Joe M. Vanhoy, archon; R. L. Rigsby, treasurer; J. A. Ryan, secretary; Robert Fiser, historian; Harry Schuhr, chaplain; Joe Timberlake, warden. Recent Initiates: 0. C. Britton, Jr., Durham; Adrian E. Hemby, Rocky Mount. Pledges: J. B. Ford, Savannah, Ga.; Euyss R. Troxler, Greensboro. Intramural basketball season has just opened, and we look forward to a successful season. Rushing season opened February 8. Freshmen are required to have a C average on all five courses to be eligible to pledge a fraternity. Because of this C average the number of eligible men has been narrowed considerably, and therefore there will be a keen fight among the eighteen fraternities on the campus. Due to the exigencies of the deferred rushing, the new officers have as yet not been elected. Brother Frank Allen finished his A.B. degree this last semester. 20


T. Reuben Waggoner recently moved to M~co~ Georgia, to take up his duties as the newly appoln~e resident manager of the investment department 0 ~. t Trust Company of Georgia, with offices in the J!S National Bank & Trust Company building. n In various capacities, Brother Waggoner had beef 0 with the Trust company of Georgia for a number d years. For them he opened up offices in Augusta an Savannah. Prior to his association with the companY he taught English in Tech high school of Atlan~a. Jud· He has served the fraternity in many ways, 1 ~c 'ct ing chairman of the Investment Committee, dJstrJ archon, and archon of Atlanta Alumni ChapteB n 1 The nuptials of Richard C. Leach and M1ss e~ Cox were an event of January 27, in Kinston, N. ~: the home of the bride. Brother Leach is assistant rnaof ager and a director of the Eureka Lumber companY n· Washington, N.C., where he has other business coe · 11orn · nections and where the couple are making theJr



Officers: Charles F. Werner, archon; Charles bel treas.urer; Ralph Goodban, secretary; Harold Goe ' chaplain; Louis Zinnecker, warden. ter, The chapter recently added two pledges to chaPJost bringing the total up to four. One pledge was the through inability to return to the university for second term. tt ac· Plans are being nursed for the staging of an a ~e!· tive spring formal, an annual affair of the ch: of All alumni are invited to participate and to m e the occasion a spring homecoming.





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Officers: Thomas F. West, Jr., archon; Ash P. bias, treasurer; Neil G. Payne, secretary; Justin C. To '\(/. historian; Louis V. Schreiner, chaplain; BafV'e}' Carson, warden. . 311 d Recent Initiates: Louis V. Schreiner, Alexandfla, Deland Rae McClure, Bedford. r tiC The chapter is still holding the lead in the :tt tbail line, having six of the brothers on the bask~ouis squad; namely, Charley Turner, Rawley Turner, d Ed Schreiner, Raymond Rice, Dwight Ferguson, an JarlY Sellers. Four of these brothers have been regtl tt js starting in the games of the season. Dave Barne manager of the team. &! 0 We have set February 14 as the date for our si~ initiation and expect at that time to induct some or eight of our pledges into the brotherhood. f tbe Neil Payne has beein doing all the art work .0~tor college annual and holds the position of art dtf tbat on the staff. Charley Engers is business manager 0 publication.







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Iia~ recent marriage performed was that of Dr. Wilham E. Senter and Miss Margaret Stearnes, at the er S e of the bride's parents in Salem, Virginia. Brothand e~te~ took his pre-medical work at Roanoke College Vir . ~~s~ed his studies at the Medical College of 'tengtnta 10 Roanoke. The couple reside in Bristol, ~rsn~ssee, ~here Dr. Senter has begun his practice. is a · enter ts a member of Pi Beta Phi. Brother Senter member of Phi Beta Pi, national medical fraternity.



0 fficers.· James A . Ktng, . Uter· archon; H. L. Carroll , treashist~ ~arren Hemphill, secretary; William D. Davis, "'• ttan; James Crowe, d1aplain; Wilburn Windham, 1en Netv

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of glory. Having held the position of fullback on the Crimson Tide successfully, he was selected for the same position on the South team which met the North at Brooklyn, New York, during the holidays. Wood Rowe Purcell was one of the two selected to represent Alabama in the Rhodes scholarship contest for the Southern District. A buffet supper and a picture show party at the Ritz Theatre were held on Sunday, February 11. ALUMNI PERSONALS

The marriage of Mell Jackson and Miss Julia Ann Snead took place in Birmingham on December 23. They are living in Birmingham. Brother Charles Price is practicing law in Mobile, Ala. Brother J. M. Kimmey of Columbiana, Ala., visited the chapter this week. J. Francis Fletcher is assistant manager of the Southeastern Compensation Rating Bureau, with offices in the Liberty National Life Building, Birmingham.


~ece edge: Charles B. Rice, Prattville, Alabama. 'turnnt Initiates: Eugene Williams, George William son tr, Raymond Lett, Miller Dillard, Gerald Acker~ ~;bb om Johnston, Charles Rice, Clarence Brice, John 1b' Tom Clancey. tiatio e chapter was most fortunate in its February ini"ery n. We initiated our entire group of pledges, a 0 ~?common occurrence. helJen·tcron has begun its practice for the annual Panan elC \basketball tournament. We feel that we have Sue~ lent chance of winning the cup this year. Bughes closed his football career in a blaze





0 fficers: Everett Peed, archon; Phil Hildreth, treasurer; Julian Heriot, secretary; Rudy Shouse, historian ; William Connell, chaplain; Edwin Anderson, warden. The chapter is making plans for a major social event to be held in the spring. The brothers are, at present, chasing between a seashore house party or a formal dance. · The chapter recently entertained with a house dance at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed VanValkenburg. Pi has two teams entered in the campus intramural 21

basketball tournament and both quints are riding the c~est o~ the wave. Pi won the campus volleyball champwnshtp. ~f the Pi Kapp five wins the Oglethorpe tourney thts year, the chapter automatically is pre~ented with a loving cup to keep permanently. The cup ts awarded on the three year basis and Pi already has two legs on the trophy. The masthead of The Stormy Petrel carries the na~es of the following Pi men: Bill Connell, sports edtror; Archie Lewis, exchange editor; Lawrence Palmer, exchange editor; Merriman Smith, columnist; and Robert Kuppers, reporter. Memberships in the Lord's Club, honorary social, are ~umerous in the chapter: Phil Hildreth, Lloyd Davts, Marvin Bentley, Everett Peed, Alva Thompson, Kelly B~ars, and Carl Anthony; and in Blue Key the chapter ts represented by Phil Hildreth, Marvin Bentley, and Lloyd Davis.





0 fficer s: Holmes M. Dyer, archon ; George J. McGeary, tr~asur~r; Harold Hickox, secretary; Robert Brown, htstonan; John Battle, chaplain; William Moran, wa.r~en; Robert Shively, house manager. Recent Imtrates: Bomar A. Lawrence, C. Russell Doane, Harold E. Montague, John J. Pette, C. Spencer Terhune, David B. Smith, Fred E. Waters, Clark B. Winter. Pledges: William Allen, Atlanta, Ga.; Warren Clibu.rn, Chino, Calif.; Barnum Collige, Muskegon, Mtch.; Henry Hull, Lyme, Conn.; A. J. Strauss, New York; P. S. Jones, Hartford, Conn. !he ~ew men are active in various sports: Winter in swtmmt~g, Doane in basketball, Strauss in basketball, Waters tn track, and Hull in the Troubadours. We are represented on varsity sports as follows: football, 2; swimming, 1· basketball 1 · boxing 1 · baseball, 3; tennis, 2 ; and track, 2. ' ' ' ' The s;cho~arship of the house at present stands about th~rd tn the average of the twenty fraternities here. Gner Wallace, Jr. , Engineering College made honor roll with 5 A's and a B. '

in Shreveport, Louisiana. The couple is at horne ~t 2330 Scovelle Court, Shreveport. Brother Schroeder tS a practicing geologist with an oil concern.


Fred L. MacDonald is now associated with :Molton, Allen and Williams, of Birmingham, in the insurance and bond departments.

Psi 0 fficer s: John E. Wright, archon ,· William I(.B :MaY' rber, h ew, treasurer; Frank Conace, secretary; A. B. a . t B pnes' . . h tstonan; Harold Wright, chaplain; H. · warden. dd Bob George won his letter at soccer this fall, to a .0 his name to the list of letter men in the house. Cap;a~Y Johnny Ferraro is assisted on the basketball squa Ed Chan Taylor, a letter man at soccer' and Pledge ch put Harker. A. H. Barber has been seen around the ·JI Kitd1en and Alumni Field, but the Dutch Kitchen wt win his final interest. er H. B. Priest has won the post of circulation mao~gn ' tO · of The Areopage11s, the campus journal of opt~ 55 Pledge Jack Senesi holds down the position of bustne manager of the same publication. !'I' . The Cornell band is aided and abetted by th~ ~:JIY tees of Brothers Dunham, Edgerton, and occas.tO 'ty Mayhew. Harold Wright is a tenor in the u.nt~er;~Jl glee club, and was a member of that organization~ a production, the Mikado. Pledge Barbieri runs hll~o­ close race in the singing around the piano of a wt ter's evening, however. . jub Several of the brothers registered in the flytng. c·n· this fall, but with the repeal of prohibition thetr ~er terest seemed to lag a little, and they gave it up. B:de Howard, a Hickory, North Carolina, boy, who d in good in the college of Architecture, was graduate February.

December 28 witnessed the marriage of Harold Snodgrass and Miss Mary Hasselle in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Brother Snodgrass is with the Firestone Rubber Company in Chattanooga.


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JuLIAN PRANcE 0 f!ice,.s: John Cash, archon; William Harbin, treas~ter; Jack Adams secretary· Julian Prance, historian; taJb ' ' Pi ert Cooper, chaplain; W. B. Skipworth, warden. 1 edges: Charles Meyers, Albany; Jack Prance, Amer~; Fulton Stokes, Sale City; Bert Walker, Black~ ear; 'Walter Doyle, Macon; Speer Bolton, Meigs. tent Initiates: Ledford Carter, Meigs; George ackson, La Grange; Frank Martin, Macon. th A loving cup offered by Panhellenic Council for t e ~raternity having the greatest number of men reh~~010& to school was awarded to Alpha Alpha, which l lOQ per cent. sp n the annual interfraternity basketball tournament Vi Onsored by the Panhellenic Council, Alpha Alpha 'lr~t~al!y cinched the trophy by winning seven games PI~ e no losses, and only one game remaining to ~e li y d. This achievement was largely due to the bnlh:nt playing of Cash, Bolton, and Cooper. Perfect thrrltlony and clean sportsmanship was practiced 0 llghout,

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Lambert Boyd, archon; Herman Janssen, hist ~er; Crawford Powell, secretary; Gus Weber, 'lrar~:'an; Frank Haas, chaplain; Clifford Webb,




treasurer; Ervine Swift, secretary; M. W. McKenzie, historian. New Pledges: Walter Callaham, Neil Grimsley, William Hahn. Formal initiation was held on February 18 for John Sherrill, lewis Shawbell, W. C. Hughes, Alfred Schmidt, and Beede long. Social activities thus far in the school year have consisted of a buffet supper and a formal dance, and the gathering of the buccaneers. As usual, the leading event of the chapter's program of the year, and an outstanding campus social affair, was the Pirate Dance given on February 16. It was so good that it. did n~t detract from the reputation of the dance held In previous years. Archon Foreman is a potent candidate for the national collegiate championship in wrestling at 165 pounds. last year he won second in the Big Six and third in the national contest in Philadelphia. Along with Beede long, he won his letter in football last fall. long is considered to be the best defensive back turned out at O.U. in a number of years, and is one of the pillars of the hope of the university of winning the Big Six championship next fall. H. C. Dick Wilson is president of the junior law class and all set to take the bar exams. Pledge Bob Loftin has composed a beautiful new waltz which he has named "Pi Kapp Memories." It is a beautiful song and we predict its wide adoption by the fraternity when published. ALUMNI PERSONALS Elbert Cook, law '30, has announced his candidacy for the county judgeship of McCurtain County, Oklahoma. Claude Burton and Miss Eileen Forbes of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, were married on January 25. Donald Smith, also of Alpha Gamma, served as best man. Brother Eurton is connected with the Peerless Printing Company of Norman. The couple are making their home at 1106 South Classen Boulevard.

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Recent Initiates: Warren Hobbs, Willard Vadman, Bob Wilson, Dick Ultican, and Carl Kalnow. Plans have been made for the Winter Formal to be held at the Boulevard Inn, March 3, 1934. Brother Chuck Clay and his orchestra will furnish the rhythm. A large turnout is expected as a good time is guaranteed. The first exchange dinner of the quarter was held with the Delta Zeta Sorority. Alpha Delta has again started an intensive rushing 23

program and in the first three days of school obtained three new pledges: Bob Conner, Wenattchee; Warren Gasser, Omak; Harry Fraser, Ireland.


J. Kennard, III, historian; Richard Bardwell, d ap· lain; David Barcus, warden.



Pete Terzick is in Seattle for a short visit but plans on returning soon to Rosslyn, B.C., where he and his father have a very nice little gold-silver mine if the smelter returns sheets, which Pete proudly displayed here, mean anything. Thor Madsen is with the Weyerhauser Lumber Co., Tacoma. Roy Squires is to be addressed cjo Bingham-Squires Co., Shanghai, China. Roy has been playing football along with working. Cedric Walker is with the Canadian Department of Lands, Forest Branch, Victoria, B.C. Dr. Orion McGary, Wailukii, Mouith, Honolulu, is evidently extracting the teeth of the hula-hipped natives. George Ruby is a teaching assistant in accounting at the University of Washington. George just graduated last year and was a member of Beta Alpha Psi, accounting honorary. Of great interest has been the marriage of Kenneth McCannel to Miss Margaret Shelly during the holiday season. The wedding took place at the home of the bride's parents in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and was, from all accounts, a brilliant affair. Brother McCannel is an alumnus of Alpha Delta Chapter at the University of Washington. He formerly attended the University of British Columbia. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1926, B.S. in Forestry, and was a member of Xi Sigma Pi, honorary forestry. Also he received the Agnes Healey Anderson Scholarship. McCannel obtained his Master of Forestry degree at Washington in 1931. He has been with the British Columbia Forest Service since 1926 and is now assistant to Chief of Forest Surveys Division. Wendell Swanson was married to Adelaide Cole Alpha Omicron Pi and Mu Phi Epsilon, in Seattle: October 2, 1933. Wen is now an engineer with the Municipal Street Railway and resides at 1622 Boren Ave., Seattle. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace McDowell announce the arrival of Don Wallace, Jr., October 22, 1933. Mr. and Mrs. Thor W. Hauff announce the birth of a son, Richard Thorvald, December 11, 1933. Mr. and Mrs. Victorian Sievertz have a son, Wells Thompson, January 1, 1934.

Alpha Epsilon



0 fficers: Raymond C. Tylander, archon; Stephen Smith, treasurer; Jesse W. Dooley, secretary; Samuel 24

William Dodge The fraternity regrets to announce th.e death of William Dodge, a former member of Alpha Epsilon Chapter. Brothe: J?od~~ had recently been suffering from inJunes .r d ceived during an automobile accident. He d.te Saturday morning, February 3, after plun~!11g from the St. John's bridge in Jacksonvt!le, Florida. Brother Dodge had resided at 2793 Verno~ Terrace, Jacksonville. He is survived by hts parents, Judge and Mrs. John W. Dodge, with whom he lived.

Alpha Zeta

MARVIN WrLllvR . . . . S treas· Officers: Wtlltam Callan, ard1on; Vtrgtl t~rr~r his· urer; Sam Pearson, secretary; Marvin C. Wtlb 1'' 50 n, 10 tor ian; Clarence Ekstrand, chaplain; Don Tom warden; Virgil Starr, house manager. . iog of . With the close of fall term and the begwn 01 en the winter quarter comes the initiation .of oeW phi· into Alpha Zeta chapter and national P1 Kappa oath Nine men were eligible and elected to take ~\MrY of Pi Kapp fraternalism. These are James Mars boson, Bush, Carlisle Smith, Howard Conkle, Joe Jof rmJl Burt Frizzell, Bob Pierce, and Jerome Fluke. ~~wed initiation for the men was held February 17, fo by a formal banquet. . . itieS, Continuing its efforts to place all men 10 acttV t of Alpha Zeta found as high as seventy-five per .c~~d in its members in activities. Besides those men }Js oe« last quarter's Star and Lamp, there has been man{ed to activities added. John Hamilton has been pro~o prorll manager of the stqdent Directory, is the. Junlo; pelt~ publicity chairman and is a recent inittate 0 Sigma Rho, honor society in forensics. /; ]3ar· Continuing his work as night editor of ~{~ r re· ometer, daily student publication, Marvin Wt ; and ceived second prize as best night editor last terl pab· was the Sophomore Cotillion, all-sd1ool fo.rrna 'rk as licity chairman. AI Head is continuing hts wo sophomore class president. . code"'· Four R.O.T.C. advanced students are Ceetl t friz· Sam Pearson, Ross Roberts, and Bill Callan. Bur if lind zell was named on The Barometer editorial sta geritJ Bob Pierce and Pledge Norm Shirely on the mana ager· staff, the former being assistant promotion rn~egon James Marsh competed for the school on the f the State rifle squad. Sandy McDonald is chairman




On the left is Lambda Chapter in their latest and freshest smiles, and immediately below is the most re路 cent view of Chateau Lambda.

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The upper left oval indicates a great gathering for Alpha Iota's Founders' Day celebration. Immediately above is the personnel of Epsilon, and to the left is Alpha Iota in a more staid and sober moment.

4-H Club dance; Virgil Starr is member of the Co-op Managers' association; and Pledge Bob Weir is on the polo squad. ALUMNI PERSONALS

Kenneth Martin, '31, in commerce, was married July 1, 1933, to Betsy P. Darley of Salem, Ore. Hector Allen Richmond, '28, in entomology, is studying for his master's degree at McDonald college, McGill university, Montreal, Canada, in forest entomology. He expects to get his degree by spring and will return with Mrs. Richmond to Vernon, B.C., where he will take up his position as junior forest entomoligst. Douglas Grayson Gillespie, '27, in entomology, is living near Vernon, B.C. John Dutro, '32, in dairy, was married December 25, 1933, to Francis Reid of Salem, Ore. Howard Davis, '31, in commerce and now working for Lipman, Wolfe company, Portland, took part in the ceremony.

Alpha Eta


0 fficers: Robert Allen, archon; Henry A. Parker, treasurer; Sam W. Jones, secretary; James Edwards, historian; Everett Ingram, chaplain; Paul H. Cox, warden. Pledges: Askew, Bell, Britt, Burgett, Caton, Chandler, Cobb, James, Hearn, Lucus, Matchern, McCutcheon, Petty, Ramsey, Williams, Thompson, Sharpe, Harris, Spencer. . Recent Initiates: J. E. Lee, Paul Allen, and Lupten Bains. Out of the ten council members Pi Kappa Phi has four. Five of the pledges listed above were on the football team. We had six members in the band this year. Our basketball team is progressing nicely. We have won every game that we have played to date. The individual honors possessed by members are: Henry Smith, president of the senior class; Henry Allen Parker, head cheerleader, Council member, Birmingham News sd10larship winner, dramatic team; Copeland Graves, Council member, letter in baseball, boxing team; Everett Ingram, drum major, assistant business manager of the year book; P. G. Gwin, Council member; Robert Allen, Council member ; Pledge Alec McCutchen, last year's winner of state oratorical contest; Pledge Jack Bell, treasurer of freshman class, editor of rat bible; Pledge Ollie Cobb, business manager of rat bible; Sam Jones, member of "H" Club (letter in baseball) ; James Edwards, and Hall Twins, track team. ALUMNI PERSONAL

Robert C. Padgett and Miss Margaret Johnson were married on December 21, in Dayton, Tennessee. Brother Padgett is assistant manager of the Barnes Motor company of Dayton and is president of the Tennessee Valley Progressive Club of that city.


The chapter regrets to announce the death of Brother Collier Crow who passed on to the chapter beyond the skies last June 27 • 1933.

Alpha Theta



'W Cobb, 0 fficei'S: Donald C. Austin, archon; Andrew er s. 0 llli treasurer; Philip A. Mingues, secretary; Ga:Br .1 J· . . Sam Carp, war den.' asl lie Eversole, htstonan; sp Creager, chaplain. . . le Sattler, t Pledges: Aubrey Mclnally, Ottsvtlle; Mer Enst y 1 Grand Ledge; Gerald Oven, Ovid; John Bu~ e, kins, ha Lansing; Ronald Heath, Lansing; George . :Jrvian ~i Grand Ledge; Francis Schell; Battle Creek • I 'l{i) Jennings, Hillsdale. . to rewrn James S. Aldrich and two pledges fatled ation tni to the college for tl1e winter term, but cornp;~ledge aft for part of the loss was found in the return I hot George Hopkins. the State· Open house was held on February 10, after we "e. 5 an 1 University of Michigan basketball ga~e.Jtth:~100 se 1 occasion of a gathering of many alum~t an e forrnal 1 resounded to laughter and conversatiOn. Tl d frorn an '·og of Party of the term is scheduled for March 17g•athert . all reports, should be the cause of a 1arger ' do their 0 the men who have stepped out of college ~ \\'ill 00 bit for society. The chapter wants to know tf Y a be present. . .. i Larnbda tio Donald Austin was a recent mttlate of P~1 bad 5 tiot Tau honorary engineering group. Philip Mxhtn~bu~t du!· I lllit ' N " . j I charge of the popular "Believe It or ot e cobb . ,W k Andrew mg the recent Farmers ee prho.~m. the college ran on the mile relay team w t .. won . terclaSS division of the A.A.U. competltton. In 1~ pledge meets he won the 220 and 440. Sam Carp an pledges Hopkins are limbering up for baseball season~ college Hurrle, Oven, and Heath are members of th chorus. ALUMNI PERSONAL . g of . d f th opentll Announcement has been recetve o e :Blvd., ~ A offices by P. John Trusc~t~ ~t W. Jacks~~e roark, I Off Chicago, as attorney spee~altzmg m patent, tr ~ . and copyright causes.




AI pha Iota





Officers: Eugene Heacock, archon; James~· carl tl· ton treasurer· Kenneth G. Taylor, secretary' fayette ' ' · . La Pihl historian· Charles Adams, chaplatn' ' ' d Looney, warden. d to tea The above are the new men recently electe 111e . . ernester. f r our chapter during the commg sprmg s dy o . . d us an d we ar e allchrealaC ,,t ~ ·p mtd-year exams are behm 5 a fresh start and determined to boost our s ~ ld the average higher. The annual Junior Prom w~




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were honored by the presence of Dr. J. R. Simms, who is district archon. Dr. Simms made an enjoyable talk.

terT~e chapter participated in the recent interfraALUMNI PERSONAL .,_ ntty touch-football tournament on the campus but e Were eliminated in the -second bracket after a hard1 One of our most active alumni is R. W. Henry, who d0~&ht contest. Coach James Hamilton had a well- is at this time in the Philippine Islands. It was at the ~~ led team with a devastating lateral. Now the mem- suggestion of Brother Henry that Alpha Lambda 1 t rs. under Hamilton are preparing for the interfrabegan a monthly letter to all the alumni. Brother Henry er~tty basketball tourney to be run off this month. was an outstanding man while on the campus, and rn· Ynwood Poole is the diving ace of the school swim- while several thousand miles separate Brother Henry litng team and one of the leading divers of the South. and Pi Kappa Phi, he still has the interest of the fraspe_has begun to practice for an arduous schedule this ternity at heart. t~tng. James Hamilton will soon join the baseball Yearn and "Red" should win the catcher's berth this s, RoBERT WILLGoos h r. Ed Eidson and Carl Pihl, veteran track athletes, n t~~e already started training for the spring campaign. 0 jficers: Grant Colton, archon; Edward ~ones, tre~s­ , '11\ton will run the sprints and the quarter while Pihl urer; John Leightty, secretary; Robert Wrllgoos, hrs1 n Ccompete in the mile and two mile. torian; Elmer Davies, chaplain; Robert Davidson, n lll't hades Workman is chairman of the executive com- warden. e a~ ~ee for the Senior Honor Societies Ball, an annual Alpha Mu has been steadily progressing since the hoatr on the campus in which the members of all the last issue of the Star and Lamp in social and athletic e· 'lle~or SOcieties take part. Our chapter will be very activities. a' represented. Plans have been completed for our Johnny West was appointed to the Junior Prom ·•nua[ · lC spr_tng dance on March 17. committee, and Ernie Miller was elected to represent an eys (tnterfraternity society) recently held their the college in debating. Marvin Hepler represented 'llenua[ banquet and dance and the following Pi Kapps the sophomore class in the 165 pound division in Afar~_present : K. G. Taylor, Lynwood Poole, Austin wrestling. Harry Groves represented the freshman Gaot' Gene Heacock, J. A. Tyson, and Douglas group in the 115 pound class. "Pete" Kershner is to · e. be heard from this season as the varsity pole-vaulter, a ~r. Paul Irvine, chapter adviser, has been appointed and Eddie Jones will spend his efforts in Thespians. tio ember of a national committee on the administratio~ ~f tead1er training it was announced by the NaALUMNI PERSONALS ltlitt: .A~sociation in Washington recently. This comGlenn Stoudt, a post-graduate in the school of M.E., The Wtll meet in Cleveland, February 24-March 1. announced his engagement to Miss Francis Miller of me be following are the honors among our d1apter Waynesboro, Pa. Miss Miller graduated from Penn Stu~ ers: Spades (1), Omicron Delta Kappa (2), State in 1933. ~i 2 l<:ey (3), Scabbard and Blade (3), Tau Beta The Alpha Mu chapter has now something to look De[~ ) • Eta Kappa Nu ( 1), Delta Sigma Pi ( 3), Phi forward to in the years to come. A baby son was born (2) a G~mma (1), Alpha Phi Epsilon (1), "A" Club to Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Kershner, on December 21. (3)' Sptked Shoe (1), Keys (6), Auburn Art Guild The baby, Albert Jones Kershner, III, has all the char' and Buccaneers ( 1) . acteristics of his famous father. We hope that he makes as good a Pi Kapp as his father.

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f!ice,·s. 0 L . S. s. }f~ . . Casey, archon; R. A. Mr_ller,. treasurer; Dabb nry, secretary; W. F. Carter, htstonan; R. T. J.l s, chaplain; Frank Hughes, warden. "uabbour new men were pledged the past week: James isa· s, :Who is studying pre-med ; John H. Shanks, who a J.uJU?tor in the B.A.; John G. Hollingsworth, who is ntor . th 1 Gaithe tn . e Pharmacy s0ool; and Char es B. On r, W~o IS a sophomore tn the B.S.C. school. day, .Aprrl 9 Alpha Lambda will observe Pi Alpha


. n 'W d ~ng of e nesday night, February 7, a combined meettng \V the pledges and active men was held. The meetas a smoker and everyone had a good time. We


Alpha Xi


Officers: John Frost, archon; Torben_ J:?reyer,_trc:asurer; Frederick Seifert, secretary; Wrllram Fttzstmmons, historian; Donald Shepherd, chaplain; Lew Everett, warden. Recent Initiates: Frank C. Allen, Lewis B. Everett, and Ainsworth S. Crooker. Archon John B. Frost, a junior, entered Poly after a year at the Naval Academy, and has been president of his class for the last two years. Treasurer Torben Dreyer's (another junior) most recent chapter activity is the handball team which won the interfraternity competition. Frederick P. Siefert is a director of the Play


Workshop and has served the chapter in various capacities during the last two years. William R. Johnson, '34, retiring archon, was presented by the chapter a miniature watd1 chain gavel as a mark of appreciation for the devotion and sympathetic understanding which he used in guiding his chapter to a more united and closely linked group than it was when he took office. Brother Johnson also distinguished himself by being elected to Tau Beta Pi, honorary engineering fraternity, thereby bringin~ much prestige to the d1apter. Electio~s to ~a~.Beta P1 are made on the basis of scholarshtp, actlv1t1es, and personality. . . The Interfraternity Counctl started a new fratermty league this fall by starting a handball tournament. The six fraternities on the campus competed, and the competition finally dwindled down to a tie between Alpha Phi Delta and Pi Kappa Phi. The playoff was held recently with Alpha Xi trailing until the final singles match which Brother Crooker won to bring us home in front. Another cup now graces our mantelpiece. Of course, the annual Christmas dinner was once more the occasion for lusty singing and inspiring speeches. District Archon William J. Berry and Supreme Chancellor Albert W. Meisel both delivered excellent speeches which were received by the members present with cheers. Brother Bolvig outlined plans for the convention. Founders' Day was celebrated at the house with a special supper at which Brother Berry delivered another of his inspiring talks. The meal was so good that the brothers were very nearly speechless.

William Edward Tompkins On September 21, 1933, Brother William Edward Tompkins was called to the Chapter Eternal. Brother Tompkins entered the Polytechnic with the Class of 1911 and was enrolled in the course in Electrical Engineering. He left, however, without taking the degree. He was initiated into Psi Sigma on January 28, 1909, with the chapter number 59. When Psi Sigma nationalized, Brother Tompkins came into Pi Kappa Phi, being initiated on November 28, 1928. His chapter number was 25. While he took no very active part in extracurricular activities, Brother Tompkins was loyal and devoted in his service to the fraternity, being a member of the executive committee in 1910 and Legatus in 1911. His interest continued throughout his life and he was a frequent attendant at alumni gatherings.



tal di,

0 !fie ers: Joseph Duncan, archon ; John Cowan, treasurer; Gordon Schultz, secretary; K e n n e t h Thompson, historian; James Dockal, chaplain; Paul Muller, warden. Joe Duncan will finish five years of service to Alpha Omicron and his college when he graduates with the degree of bachelor of science in Agricultural Journalism this March. As a fitting climax to his valuable work, Duncan was elected chapter archon to replace C. 0. Marsh, who is out of school this quarter. Other honors which have come to Joe are: Cardinal Key, allcollege honorary; member of Cardinal Guild, student governing organization ; editorship of The lou;a State St11dent, tri-weekly paper; I editorship of The lou;a AgriwJohn cowall J . . d Forwar J t11rrst, monthly magaztne; an f iona vice-presidency of Sigma Delta Chi, pro es~d to ~arn bools J.ournalistic fraternity. Joe has also been . s1}{ sc lead a conference of student leaders of B tg to be held here. ntered Athletic honors in Alpha Omicron are c~ f""t· "" J around one man this quarter. John Cowan, .snc· ched


Alpha Omicron



four forwa~~ on the Iowa ~tate sq~ad, .ha~ ctna name regular pos1t10n on the vars1ty, and 1s wtnntng nrnes for himself. Cowan has played in all of the. ten urels to date, and recently covered himself wtth d aover· when he tossed in four points during a secotl time period to win a close game with Drake. breal:S Other athletes of the chapter suffered tough yeM· this year, but will be in competition ne~~e b:IS' Lawrence Johnson was a strong contende.r ~ 0! i :flOP ketball squad but is out because of ineltgtbtl ty. we 00 Brown was also a strong candidate for centeffr d in . . u ere varsity football squad, but a knee tnjUty s enson· early fall practice put him out for the rest of the 5 ess nt Founders' Day was celebrated with much s~cc ban· Alpha Omicron. An impressi_ve mome.nt of ~~e bY quet was the cutting of the Pt Kapp btrthdaythe Jll· Founder Russell Johnson. A special issue of d t)JC micron served as place cards for the banquet, ]liS· entire issue was devoted to Founders' Day a? gs tO ' 10 torical material on the chapter. Special gre;t ders, 11 Alpha Omicron from the Jiving national ~u con· 50 Simon Fogarty and L. Harry Mixson, were a tained in The A/micron. t do\\'n The program of social affairs is soL?ew~at cuJ{npPll. this quarter. An exchange was held w1th Stgma chanGe and a fireside is planned by the pledges. An \\'iii 11 dinner and joint dance with Theta Nu Epst 0









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s~ ~tnner hour, and the two groups will join for a co 0 . er later. A formal dinner-bridge is also being nstdered for later in the quarter. · ALUMNI PERSONAL

lll!o?n R.. Wright, '28, and Miss Mabel Weyrach were

Ill ~rted J?ecember 30. Brother and Mrs. Wright will

a e thetr home in Kansas City.

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of ~£ha Pi begins the new semester with the election du . cers, who hope to carry on the good work done 'thtlng the last term by the officers headed by Albin of :pson as archon. Charlie Douglass is the new head Pudic~ chapter, and he will be ably assisted by Fred as h' ar .as treasurer, John Eby as secretary, Bud Dyer Sandtstonan, Preston Huntley as chaplain, and Olin ers as warden. thel3roth~r "Ox" Clark is playing his third year on the ;~rstty basketball team and is acting as coach to tern· 1 I<app cagers, who have captured the interfrahavtty championship for two years in a row. They ~ri; not been defeated this season at the time of this SUcc~~~ and have hopes of carrying on for the third Sand stve title. Brothers Eby, Fudickar, Underwood, and ;Is, A. Thompson, L. Thompson, and Douglass 1'h edge Allen make up the team. fess e chapter greatly misses Brother Frierson, prois 0 Or of French and Spanish in the University, who Unjn a Year's leave of absence to do some work at the to h~ersity of North Carolina. We are looking forward ll.15 return to Sewanee next year. at t~e members of Alpha Pi enjoyed a pleasant visit Pou ~ ~lpha Sigma chapter on the week-end of the ~oers. Day. The banquet and dance, combined with fllost S~ttality of the chapter, made the conclave a enJoyable one.

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nttrates: Charles E. Rollins, Chattanooga; John

I 'War~c~r, Prospect; W. H. Read, Nashville; F. B. ~ec •


She~{~~Pledges: Billie Wynn, Gallatin; Bill Brinkley, <\I hree~; Gene Liggett, Lewisburg. nealtha St~ma has set a record, by diligent effort be-

for : e mtdnight oil ( ?) , that we believe will stand avera nnmber of years in the future. The scholastic binel~ of the entire chapter, actives and pledges com1\'0 ' eight' as been the highest on the campus for the past pilt !last ~nseClttive quarters, which means that for the ,ge ~istenu 0 and two-thirds years the chapter has conrill In acad sn~passed every other fraternity on the campus en11c pursuits. For the past two quarters the


pledges have won the cup given to that group of pledges with the highest general average. If won this quarter, it is theirs permanently. In addition, nine members of the chapter were placed on the honor roll for their meritorious work during the last quarter, a number which hardly any other fraternity on the campus is able to equal. Our Founders' Day banquet and dance, at the Cherokee Country Club, was a success far greater than was even hoped for by its managers. Sixty men were present, and all joined in the festivities with a hilarity suitable to the occasion. Brother Dave McPherson continues to be the mainstay of the varsity basketball team. Last year he was easily the most popular man on the squad for the entire season, defeating Alabama almost single-handed on one occasion, obtaining eighteen points of the twenty-six that brought the victory. Again this season he scored eighteen points against the same team and was high-point man of the melee. In several other games he has been high-point man, and he is well up in the bracket of the Southeastern Conference's highest scorers for the season thus far. ALUMNI PERSONALS

Cupid is still with us: Grant Roy, of Smithville, Tenn., and William Gauntlett, of Chattanooga, Tenn., are the latest alumni to acquire the double harness. Brother J. L. Zwingle, formerly connected with the University as an instructor, has joined the Tennessee Valley Authority forces, and also Brother E. L. Perry, who was active in the chapter until January this year. Brother Perry intends to return to school in the fall.

Alpha Tau




Officers: Richard Y. AtLee, archon; Loren A. Chase,

treasurer; Floyd C. Larson, secretary; Paul J. Walsh, historian; Nels F. Nelson, chaplain; John Hayward, warden; Richard Cory, house manager. Because of reviews and examinations there has been but little activity at Alpha Tau during the last month. The house basketball team still leads its league, with no losses. Brother Maxwell broke the pool record for the one hundred yards at Williams, cutting it down to 55.2 seconds. Brother Parcinski is still working hard for his letter in basketball. The chapter now holds the scholarship cup of the first district, awarded by the New York Alumni Chapter. It was quite a surprise when Brother Palsgrove (chapter faculty adviser) called a meeting to tell us the "bad news." We expected anything but the scholarship cup, especially since no definite grades can be obtained from the Institute. The first freshman initiation will be held during the first week of the new term, with about five men going through. 29

work js JoHN H. McCANN recreation parlor in the cellar. When th ts . d by completed a very material benefit will be realtze Officers: Wilson D . Appl egate, archon; William H. 1 ha Miller, treasurer ; Edwin C. Weigmann, secretary; the chapter. Recent visitors include brothers from Rho, A. Pod John H. McCann, historian; Lane McBurney, chapDelta, Alpha Xi, Psi, Alpha Mu, Lambda, a lain ; John F. Engler, warden. Gamma. Recent Initiates: Albert C. McCoy, Henry Coleman, John L. Krug, Russell A. Bell. Pledges: 23- not listed. Under the direction of Dr. Robert S. Hanson, chapter adviser, the work on Alpha Upsilon's third ~nnual minstrel show has been going forward on all cylmders Why Alumni leave Home and a promising week-end lies just ahead of us. The (Continued from page 13) end-men have their material well in hand and we are 'II were all sort of holding our breath for. the last polishing A few members believed that unpaid bt 5 chW job on the songs. The ends for this year include the keeping some graduates from returning to the der· one and only Robert McMullen, Russell Bell, Andrew ter home. Others said that the difficulty. of .~ 0 of Sweeney, and Robert Butler. Holgar Neilson is again graduates and actives mingling and the tnab~~tyting to be found at his post at the apex of the circle. actives to make alumni feel at home were contrJ u ted The 1934 rushing season ended on January 18 with cases. A majority of those giving these caus~s st~ny quite considerable success for Pi Kappa Phi. During that conditions had been improved and that, 10 rnd as the season the prospects were entertained at the house cases, these reasons could no longer be const'dere ' with a smoker, January 9 and a dance on the 13th. Of pertinent. . Jjok· the new men we lind them equally divided between Graduate chapters are rapidly and effecttvely . nal the business and engineering schools. ing alumni and undergraduates for several nat{~ost A word about our latest initiates. Albert Clarence organizations. The total of alumni groups. a sorne McCoy is a senior electrical engineer. AI is one of the equals the number of undergraduate chapters 10 tral tall and handsome type that knock 'em dead at first of the leaders among this type of work. These tnern· sight and he cuts a mean figure on the drill field each groups, in addition to uniting the two classes 0 ~ the week as he tries to keep that saber out of his eye. Henry bers, prove of valuable assistance in the work 0 Coleman, another engineer and a junior, keeps himself national fraternity administration. . as· busy with his work on the student council. He also is Some organizations and chapters are formt~g ter one of the boys that shows scars from his buck days sociations of both alumni and actives, with the c 1a!D,e with the saber. John L. Krug, in his third year in the house serving as headquarters and meeting pla~e .. s to business school, gives promise of getting to be some- important objective of the groups thus forme 1 \\' 10 body in the banking world. Johnny is th~ fellow that provide entertainment and social functions at ah.nce handles all of our printing. Russell Bell is one of our cost. Fraternities lin d that su ch ..comb'wes." en "'' con· old men from Kappa Sigma Delta. He is a pre-junior, friendships formed in past years and provtde tha n(ts · swee eber· .. a lady killer and, would you believe it, spends his in- genial meeting place for all members, thetr dustry periods in the testing lab of the Scott Paper Co. and wives. Such chapters integrate the entire mern · g roup· Over the week-end of February 2 we experienced ship of a fraternity and create a closely knrt our first official inspection by District Archon Berry. The event was looked forward to with some little foreboding and unrest but was found to be a rather pleasant pill to take. The contact proved a very helpful one, not as embarrassing as we imagine such visits can be, and socially-ask Brother Quintanna, who made the trip from Alpha Xi with Brother Berry. Omicron Alumni Heed Call of Politics Plans are being formulated by Brothers Bell and Vniver· No less than four alu:nn_i of O~icron. Chapter, ther tJ!t Deimler for the production of a short one-act play to be presented in competition on March 1 and 2 with sity of Alabama, have stgntfied thetr destre to fur 50e~ef New Deal by tossing the political gage before whoJllf j\J~· other school organizations for the possession of a may be of mind to pick it up. All are residents 0 permanent trophy to be displayed in the house. The bama and have as their goals legislative positions. d ~peP• 1 competition is for the purpose of increasing interest Supreme Secretary Leo H. Pou and ~ilb.ur~ De~arth~ st~te both of Mobile, seek to represent thetr dtstncts tn StMpeS in dramatics among the students and practically all legislature. In the northern part of tl1e state Jo~ \\l'~sll· of the leading organizations are enrolled. and Steadham Acker have their eyes pointed towar 5 The pledges, under Brother Deimler's able direc- ington and the House. tion, are hard at work building a new chapter room and May tl1ey all win.

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~e New York Public Library containing one of the "'ost complete and valuable collections of books and "•anu · n tu scnpts in the world; the muse.ums of art and a ral history, matchless edifices to art and science. 0 se .r, for more atmosphere, we can go to the Syrian le etlan downtown, the east side and the ghetto, Har; an.d, over in Brooklyn, Coney Island. litti ou ve read about them all with curiosity and no d e awe. Here's your chance to see the things you've . inrealned th o f seemg some day. And how better than e congenial companionship of Pi Kapps? l M'ak;e That Auto Tour Next Summer no/ You are any distance away from New York why Ye Illake an automobile tour out of it? The time of coar will_be ideal. You get son:e of the most beautiful Untry tn the U.S. driving into New York from 00 IV rth: south or west, and the cost of traveling this 15 reasonable. You might never again have an 0 ti portunity to make this trip to New York to a nao~al_ gat~1ering of Pi Kapps. Don't put it off. p1. hls Wtll be New York's introduction to Pi Kappa 11 • Be there to join in the ceremonies.


The January meeting of the Chicago Alumni Chapter saw the placement in offices of the men who are to head its activities during the year 1934. I. T. Almberg, Upsilon, was chosen president; Codie D. Bell, Alpha Eta, treasurer; and Burton R. Brown, Alpha Tau, secretary. All three men have shown faithful and unremitting interest in the affairs of the alumni chapter and receive a recognition well deserved. The Delta Chi Qttartedy says that the "best fraternity is the one where you feel you can live with the greatest degree of comradeship, happiness, and comfort, with the sort of fellows you would be glad to take home and introduce to your mothers and sisters during holiday seasons." A new fraternity has appeared on the campus of Texas Christian University. Although the social group has not adopted Greek letters, the letters "P-K" appear upon the organization's pin. Created by students whose fathers are ministers, the group is known as "Preachers' Kids." Members may organize a national fraternity from this nucleus. The securing of Rockefeller funds to restore Williamsburg and Raleigh Tavern bids fair to make that colonial city a shrine of American fraternalism through Phi Beta Kappa. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., has given over $11,000,000. The shrines to be built at Williamsburg will embody the memory of many noted Greek-letter men, pay proper tribute to Phi Beta Kappa, mother of fraternities, and reveal the glories of the 18th century American architecture.

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~;;~-=~=;~-=-==-~==-==--=-==--=~-==--=-=~~ Founded at the College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C., December 10, 1904. Incorporated under the laws of the State of South Carolina, December 23, 1907. FOUNDERS SIMON FOGARTY, 151 Moultrie Street, Charleston, S.C. ANDRBW ALBXANDER KROBG, Chapter Eternal, February 8, 1922. LAWRENCE HARRY MIXSON, 217 East Bay Street, Charleston, S.C.

SUPREME COUNCIL Supremt Treasurtr

Supremt Archon

Supremt Sure/ary

J, WILSON ROBINSON 4177 Harvard Rd. Detroit, Mich.

A. PELZER WAGBNBR College of William and Mary P. 0. Box 426, Station A Williamsburg, Va.

LBO H. Pou Merchants National Bank Bldg. Mobile, Ala.

Suprtmt Historian

Supremt Chanrtllor

J. FRIEND DAY University of British Columbia Vancouver, B.C., Canada

ALBBRT W. MEISBL 140 Liberty St. New York City

THE CENTRAL OFFICE Suite 319, 636 Church Street Evanston, Ill. Howard D. Leake, Executive Secretary J. W. Cannon, Jr., Assistant Secretary T elephone Greenleaf 7078 (All communications of a general nature should be sent to the central office, and not to individuals.)


W. }. BERRY 224 St. Johns Pl. Brooklyn, N .Y.

Stcond Dis/riel

CURTIS G. DOBBINS 215 B. Main St. Salem, Virginia

T bird District

R. L. PRICB 133 Brevard Ct. Charlotte, N.C.

Fourth District

T. A. HOUSER St. Matthews, S.C.

Fifth Dis/riel

FRANCIS J. DWYBR 1739 N. Decatur Rd. Atlanta, Ga.

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]AMES CHAMBLISS 213 E. Oak St. Tampa, Fl a.



KARL M. GIBBON 2115-11 S. LaSalle St. Chicago, Ill.

Stvtnlh District

CLYDE C. PIIARSON 17 Woodley Rd. Montgomery, Ala.

Eighth District

}AMBS T. RUSSELL 411 Ramsey St. Alcoa, Tenn.

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HAROLD 0. MERLB )O 15th Avenue Columbus, Ohio

T tnlh District

G. B. HBLMRICH 26590 Dundee Rd. Huntinfiton Woods Royal ak, Mich.

Ftttnlh Dislritl

â&#x20AC;˘ E. STORV State Capitol Bldg. Oklahoma C1ty, u~ 1a.

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F. . STURM 936 Baker Bld_g. Minneapolis, Mmn.

JAMBS R. SIMMS, JR. University, Miss. St~enlttnlh Dislfi&l


Eighlttnth Dislfi&l T hirlttnlh District }ACOB B. NAYLOR Box 572 Rapid City, S.D.

Fourlttnlh Distru/ E. W. KIPFIN 909 N. 50th St. Omaha, Neb.


Ninelttnlh District WALTER R. t,oNBS allege orvallis, Ore.

Or~on State

Twtnlitlh Dislfi&t Boyd W. Rea 2530 Etna St. Berkeley, Calif.

STANDING COMMITTEES DR. W . B. EDINGTON, Chairman DePauw University Greencastle, Ind.

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE DR. R. L. PBTRY University of the South Sewanee, Tenn.

DR. J. E. WINTER. West V~rginia UniveCSity Morgantown, W.Va.

RALPH W. NOREEN, Chairman Irving Trust Co, No. 1 Wall St. New York, N.Y.

FINANCE COMMITTEE KURT C. LAUTER Jzying Trust Company No. 1 Wall St. New York, N.Y.

ROBERT E. ALLEN 40 E. 42nd St. New York, N.Y.

}OHN D. CARROLL~ Chairman Lexington, :..C.

GEORGE GRANT, Chairman Troy, Ala.

}AMES FOGARTY, Chairman 8 Court House Square Charleston, S.C.


ENDOWMENT FUND COMMITTEE A. W. MEISEL, Secretary HENRY HARPER 701 W. Broad St. 140 Liberty St. New York City Richmond, Va. LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE KARL M. GIBBON R. 2115-11 S. LaSalle Chicago, Ill.

R. J. HEJ'J'NEB 186 Mills St. Morristown, N.J. CARL F. OsTERGREN 140 West St., New York City

COMMITTEE ON ARCHITECTURE CLYDE C. PIIARSON EDWARD J. SQUIRE 17 Woodley Rd. 20 Woodruff Ave. Montgomery, Ala. Brooklyn, N.Y.

JoHN 0 . BLAIR flotel Eddystone Detroit, Mich.


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