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PI KAPPA PH I FRATERNITY Virginia Building, Richmond 19, Virginia Founded at The College of Charleston, Charleston, S. C. December 10, 1904


SIMON FOGARTY, ]R. L. HARRY MIXSON, 151 Moultrie St., 217 E. Bay Street, Charleston, S. C. Charleston, S. C. ANDREW A. KROEG, ]R. (deceased)

NATIONAL COUNCIL President-Howard D. Leake, 314 Edgewood Blvd., Birmingham 9, Ala. Treasurer-John W. Deimler, 335 Righters Ferry Road, BalaCynwyd, Penna. Secretary-]. AI Head, 590 Vista Avenue, Salem, Oregon Historian-Frederick Grim, P. 0. Box 1191, Roanoke, Va. Chancellor- Theron A. Houser, St. Matthews, South Carolina


CENTRAL OFFICE Executive Secretary-W. Bernard Jones, Jr., Virginia S· ing, Richmond, Va. F Traveling Counselor-Jack W. Steward, Virginia Bldg., mond, Va. ~ Editor, STAR AND LAMP-Laura B. Parker, Virginia 130 Richmond, Virginia. Office Manager-Mary S. Osterman, mond, Virginia.

Alpha Zeta-Oregon State College, 21st and Harrison, Corvallis, Ore. Alpha-College of Charleston, 353 King Alpha Eta-Howard College, Birmingham, St., Charleston, S. C. Ala. Beta- Presbyterian College, Clinton, S. C. Alpha Theta-Michigan State College, 507 Gamma-University of California, 2634 E. Grand River, East Lansing, Mich. Bancroft Way, Berkeley, Calif. Alpha Iota-Alabama Institute of TechnolDelta-Furman University, Box 41, Greenogy, 255 College St., Auburn, Ala. ville, S. C. Alpha Lambda-University of Mississippi, Box 524, University, Miss. Epsilon- Davidson College, Davidson, N. C. Zeta-Wofford College, Spartanburg, S. C. Alpha Mu-Penn. State College, Fairmount and Garner, State College, Penna. Eta-Emory University, Box 273, Emory Alpha Xi-Brooklyn Poly. Institute, 33 University, Ga. Sidney Place, Brooklyn, New York Iota-Georgia Tech, Box 0, Georgia Tech, Alpha Omicron-Iowa State College, 407 Atlanta, Ga. Welch Ave., Ames, Iowa Kappa-University of North Carolina, 317 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill, N. C. Alpha Sigma-University of Tennessee, Lambda-University of Georgia, 599 Prince 1516 W. Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, Ave., Athens, Ga. Tenn. Mu- Duke University Box 4682, Duke Sta- Alpha Tau-Renssalaer Poly. Institute, 4 tion, Durham, N. C. Park Place, Troy, New York Nu-University of Nebraska, 229 N. 17th Alpha Upsilon-Drexel Inst. of TechnolSt., Lincoln, Nebraska. ogy, 3405 Powelton Ave., Philadelphia, Xi-Roanoke College, 327 High St., Salem, Penna. Va. Omicron - University of Alabama, 804 Alpha Phi-Illinois Institute of Technology, 3220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. Hackberry Lane, Tuscaloosa, Alabama Rho-Washington & Lee University, Lock Alpha Chi-University of Miami, Box 97, Drawer 903, Lexington, Va. Univ. of Miami Branch, Miami, Fla. Sigma-University of South Carolina, Ten- Alpha Psi-University of Indiana, 504 E. ement 7, Univ. of S. C., Columbia, S. C. Kirkwood Ave., Bloominj:!ton. Ind. Tau-North Carolina State College, 407 Alpha Omega-University of Oregon, 1390 Home St., Raleigh, N. C. Emerald St., Eugene, Oregon. Upsilon-University of Illinois, 1002 South Beta Alpha-Newark College of EngineerLincoln, Urbana, Illinois ing, c/o Student Mail, Newark College Chi-Stetson University, Deland, Florida of Engineering, 367 High St., Newark 2, Psi---cCornell University, 722 University N.J. Ave., Ithaca, N . Y. Beta Beta-Florida Southern College, Bldg. Omega-Purdue, 330 N. Grant St., W. La1-A, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, fayette, Indiana Fla. Alpha Alpha-Mercer University, Box 524, Beta Gamma-Univ. of Louisville, 2216 Mcrcrr University, Macon, Ga. Confederate Place, Louisville, Ky. Alpha Delta-University of Washington, Beta Delta-Drake University, 2916 Cot4504 16th N. E., Seattle, Washington tage Grove Ave., Des Moines, Iowa . Alpha Epsilon-University of Florida, 1469 Beta Epsilon-University of Missouri, 704 W. University Ave .. Gainesville, F1a. Maryland, Columbia, Mo.


1 Ames, Iowa- Wayne R. Moore, Dept· 1 ~~ Eng., Iowa State College, Ames. Atlanta, Georgia-Unassigned. . g Birmingham, Alabama-Henry Srn1th, 31st St., Birmingham, Ala. Charleston, s. c.-unassigned. 'dsoP• Charlotte, North Carolina-Don DavJ The Herald Press, Charlotte, N. C. 80o. Chattanooga, Tennessee-Lee L. Ryer~ 308 Guild Drive, Chattanooga, Ten eil, Chicago, Illinois- William H. O'Don~ E. 72nd Pl., Chicago, Ill. :E Columbia, South Carolina-Frederick · 1619 Pickens St., Columbia, S. C. V Columbus-Ft. Benning, Georgia-DoY~~Jilf Apt. 22-B, Country Club Apts., Ga. 6f Detroit, Michigan- Ronald Scheck, 60 2 .l teau, Detroit 13, Mich. ~r; Florence, South Carolina- Mitcheii 6 f smith. 419 W. Cheves St., Florenc 'OJ' Greenville, S. C.-Patrick C. Fant, 6 er• Ave., Greenville, S. C. Ithaca, New York-Nelson HoPP Chestnut St., Ithacn, New York. Jl~ Jacksonville, Fla. -Walter Rivers, Box 71A, Jacksonville, Fla. f' Lakeland, Florida-E. B. Crim, NeW Hotel, Lakeland, Florida. f< Lan sing-East Lansing, Mich. -Loren c.)!> 172311, E. Michigan Ave., Lan s in~;,eo· Lincoln, Nebrnska-Winfield M. :E }'let' Federal Securities Bldg.. Lincnln.lbJeO• Los Angeles, California-Rene Koe 17th St., Manhattan Bench, CaJif. 01f Macon, Georgia-Fay A. Byrd, 108 Ave., Mncon, Gn. Jll· Miami, Florida-William A. PaPl;" Viscaya Ave., Coral Gables, Flor•dBjpel· Montgomery, Alabama-Lowell J. 8, Glendale Ave., Montgomery, Alah 8 .fel'• New York, N . Y.-Austin E. R•cd I N orthumberland Rd., West Engle\V}t1if• Oklahoma City, Okla. -William A. kls N. W . 1st St., Oklahoma City, 0 & Orlando, Florida-A. T. Carter, Jr., 1 Main St., Orlando. Florida. k• Philadelphia, Pa.-Robert E. La ' Arch St., Philadelphia 4, Pa. Gtl Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-R. Delmar 627 Vermont, Mt. Lebanon, Penntsf"' Portland, Ore.-Fred A. Waker, 40 Bldg., Portland 4, Ore. ,ttf' Roanoke, Virginia-Phil Malouf, 1609 l' Ave., S. W., Roanoke, Va. 51' Seattle, Washington-Dean Parker. C Bldg., Seattle, Washington. 01 St. Louis, Missouri-Estill E. Ezell, 1 St., St. Louis 1, Missouri. Jo~~ St. Matthews, South Carolina- s~ Woodside, St. Matthews, South ~500 , Washington, D. C. -Edward L. To d Glenwood Road, Bethesda, Marylan ·


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A Founders' Day Message..................................................................................... 2 Go West, Young Man! ....................................................................................... 3 Pi Kappa Phi Holds Its Third West Coast Convention ............ 4 Psi is Reactivated at CornelL . ............................... ........................... ......... 5 Alpha Lambda is Revived at 'Ole Miss...................................................... 8 History of The University of Mississippi.. .............................................. 9 Under The Students Lamp... .. ................................................................... .11 Crim Named to College Staf£.. .......................................................................... 12 Editorials ....................................... ,......................................... 12 First Pi Kappa Phi Officer Training School Held........................ 13 George V. Denny, Kappa, Takes His Town Meeting Of the Air on a World Tour.. ............. ..... ............................................. .16 Vital Statistics ........................................................................................................ 22 Do You Know Where Any of These Pi Kapps Are? ........................ 24 Calling the Roll... ... . ... .. ......................... ....... 25



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Pi Kappa Phi, National Social Fraternity, founded December 10. 1904 at the College of Charleston, Charleaton, S. C.. Ia a member of the National Interfraternity Conference. The Star and Lnmp, official publication of PI Kappa Phi, is repreacnted by Its editors In the Fraternity Editors Association.

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/1 FOUNDERS' DAY 1/te44a9e


Howard D. Leake National President


marking of anniversaries is a deep-seated and vitally significant tradition of this country. They are events which feed the fires of sentiment, which measure growth, which stimulate the spirit. They are part and parcel of the essence and progress of life. A family marking a birthday of one of its members finds in that celebration reason for a greater flow of mutual affection. A business sees at the end of its fiscal year a summation of its record of the past year, good or bad. A national anniversary causes us to pause in our furious and thoughtless pace and give thought of our indebtedness to those who have provided us with our heritage. A religious anniversary brings renewal of vows and of strength in the Faith. We need and cannot do without a part of these milestones. They are numerous and the human grasp is limited. Selectivity must enter the picture, to choose those which most affect each of us in order to adequately note their coming and enjoy to the fullest their offerings. I hope that more men of Pi Kappa Phi will take notice of the fraternity's birthday this year than have ever done so before; that this anniversary of the fraternity will be placed on the priority list of those anniversaries which will be given consideration. If it is a splendid association it will become more splendid, a record of accomplishment in the past will be surpassed. There will come the strengthening of ties, a greater realization of indebtedness, a stimulation to work, a free flow of ideas for betterment, and resolutions to bolster its high dignity. 2

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On December 10, Pi Kappa Phi closes its 45th year of existence as an educational force and source of fine friendships. Of the three FoundersAlexander Kroeg, Simon Fogarty and Harry Mixson- happily two continue with us to tie the beginning with the present. They are proud of what they started, and well may they be so. This anniversary is a tribute to them, as is each added year. Their IDEA was, from the evidence now existing, good. It has lived through the years, expanding and accumulating vitality. Each of these living Founders never fails, when the occasion presents itself to speak of the fraternity, to note in terms of pleased amazement the growth of the IDEA as taken by other hands, moulded, and passed to still other hands for affectionate cultivation. As administrations have succeeded others, each has approached the task with determination to start where the last left off and to build and further improve. Each has done its part in creating the whole of today, an association which has reached a high plane in its completeness of organizational mechanics and group planning, in its financial soundness; and in its adoption of high purposes, which we will continue to work to attain. Your present administration has just issued a report covering the status of the fraternity at the end of another year of activity. I would like for every anniversary gathering of the fraternity, undergraduate and alumni, to have a reading of that report as part of the program, for I believe that it will bring stimulating information which will furnish a bas-

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ically o p t i m i s t i c atmosphere· the Founders' Day celebration. It shows growth in chapter _Hs1; shows improvement in mechaniCS~ tools of organization. It shows a¢ anced budget and financial st_reP; It shows growth in an aggressive ~ cooperative spirit. It shows, too-f~' all is not music and flowers. 'f~c are weak spots to be removed. 11 are goals yet unreached in irnP~b• phases of needed improvement. weaknesses and goals must have creased attention from each and, ery one of us, from "pledglin~ft national officer. It is a good gJ our existence that we never cea~. have jobs to do, problems to 0~ come. None of the fraternity'salj, lems are unanswerable but el demanding of time and effort of of us. The solutions will be the &; because of an upsurge of plannillgdl and attendance on, the FoU11 vr Day meetings of this year. r ! upon each of you a return 1° · hearth for this special cornrn~ 0~ that the spirit may burn the b~g! and high purposes be more e. fixed. . . ~ There are beautiful "gifts to b~~ in anniversaries. Let. us not cast aside. I



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l'he Rose City, At The End Of The Ole' Oregon Trail, Beckons Pi Kapps To Its Twenty-Third Supreme Chapter, August 23-24-25-26, 1949. By AL REUDY, Chairman Convention Publicity \VIiEN Pi Kapps go west next IVor]~Utnmer, they will step into a on] ?f color and beauty, a world or shghtly changed since the days Cit orace Greeley. The Convention thai' ~ortland of today, results from Man"'earty cry: "Go West Young see ~ Come next August we hope to 1' any of you there.


By 1884 Portland was linked to the east by rail and three years later with California. The Lewis and Clark fair in 1905 aided materially to the growth of the city, bringing visitors to the area, many of whom stayed, or returned as settlers. Today, 44 years later, the same old Council Crest streetcars creak and

groan . as they wind their way to Council Crest, famous viewpoint of Portland's fast growing city but modern design must take its toh and before convention time the "best little car ride in the world" is doomed to go. With the city's presently increased population comes an increasing in-


to;vn of Portland has a de\ViiJi ul htstory. Asa L. Lovejoy and City ~111 Overton, returning to Oregon Ft V rom a trip by Indian canoe to ect 路a anc?uver, located and establishSold 1a11? there in 1844. Overton gr 0v Is Interest to Francis Pettydeve~' and immediately controversy disco oped as to a name for the newly from vered town . Pettygrove was Was f Portland, Maine while Lovejoy a co路 rom Boston. Upon the toss of narn:n ~epended the choice of the henc ' Wtth Pettygrove the winnerll e the name Portland. tnact~fore long several additions were 18s to the original townsite and in 1 1'ua] a. road was built into the fertile ]) attn plains. face e~elopments came quickly in the tiva) 0 the promotional efforts of such IVauk towns as Oregon City, Miland f~e, and St. Helens. A lumber early our depot, and a bakery were on ?~/~tablished; a blacksmith shop tabin am street; and a double log a toadhas built to serve travelers as appe ouse. Hotels soon made their on parance. The California was built on J~~nt street and the Dennis Harty c0:( . ferson street. Dr. Ralph Wiltea~h Its first physician was also a sernbtr. In 1851, the legislative asor 0 Y of the newly created territory charttegon granted Portland a city ina] s~r. Thus Portland got its origstate' art on the way to becoming th ~ I\ 8 llletropolis. blockdisastrous fire wiped out many ~ity 8 ~f buildings in 1872 but the l(s e qutckly rebuilt and continued "Pansion efforts.



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Mt. Hood, Oregon's highest mountain, 11,425 feet, towers above the Beaver State metropolis of Portland, as seen from the heights above Portland. The business section of Portland, 0 trading center for a Iorge area, is seen in the immediate foreground. (Oregon State Highway Commission Photo #4003.)

terest in the entire northwest area by eastern manufacturers; a revitalized interest in the area's development on the part of local capital is evident. Portland, therefore, stands an excellent chance to expand as an active manufacturing center of the Pacific Coast. Today it is a tourist center, a maze of activity. Jantzen Beach, on the shore of the mighty Columbia, lies on the Oregon side of the · Interstate bridge, which connects Oregon and Washington. Many name bands make stopovers there and many a network show originates from the "world's largest playground" on highway 99 just 8 miles from the City of Roses. Many more beautiful parks, picnic grounds, too numerous to mention, are within close radius of the city. Portland's lucky B e ave r s play home games in Pacific Coast league baseball in Vaughn' Street ball park. College and high school football games, open to the public, are played

in Multnomar civic stadium. Multnomah Kennel Club greyhound races are nightly except Sunday through the summer. Portland is famed the country over for its year-round golf on smooth, green courses where visitors may play for as little as 50 cents for 9 holes. Big time horse racing is conducted at spring and summer meets at Portland Meadows. Municipal swimming pools may be found in many parks. Swimming facilities also available at many nearby lakes and streams, most famous being Oswego Lake, 6 miles south of Portland and paradise for all water sports. An unusual view of mountains, city and surrounding area is affordtfd from Council Crest park. It is at the top of the west side heights, 1,073 feet above the city. Just below the crest is the Veteran's hospital and Veteran 's Administration building; University of Oregon Medical school ; Doerrtbecker Memorial Hospital for

crippled children, and M County Hospital on Marquam bill Sam Jackson park. Portland bas parks and the most popular is ington park home of the Rose Test Gardens and the City Many other prominent are available to the tourist such Lambert Gardens, the art Shrine Hospital for crippled ch Portland's many bridges, and more. The average altitude of the citY 1 75 feet, and covers an area of square miles. Portland's climate great, natural resource that year-round recreation, gives workers the highest rate of efficieOC) and allows its gardeners to work doors most of the year. The convention is a good excuse make the trip to Portland next mer and see all these things and Plan your summer vacation now. West, Young Lad, To Portland!

Pi Kappa Phi Holds ·Its Third West Coast Convention Next August

California Gamma was charter~· in 1908, just four years after Pi ~a~~ pa Phi came into being; Wash 104 ton's Alpha Delta in February, 192~ the following December, 1924, AlPi1 Zeta, at Oregon State College made r. appearance; and twenty-four ye3~ later, Alpha Omega, UniversitY 1 Oregon, joined these pioneers to c~ ry the banner of the Order fon\'8 }l ~ These chapters and their alumni h 8~ combined forces to make Pi l(aP,: ·Ia 1 Phi a growing concern in the far we· lu~

WHEN Pi Kappa Phi's biennium convenes in Portland, Oregon, next August 23-26, it will be the third time the fraternity has met in convention on the Pacific Coast.

The first west coast convention was held in Berkley, California, in December, 1921. Gamma chapter, then the only west coast chapter, was a most isolated chapter. It was probably not until the Berkeley convention that the young chapter was brought vitally in touch with her brothers across the continent.

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The second west coast convention held in Seattle, Washington, in August, 1936, injected that family feeling of belonging into Alpha Delta, and close-by Alpha Zeta, respectively, the second and third Pacific States' chapters. They, too, felt a long way from home base. In going to Portland, Oregon, next summer, Pi Kappa Phi goes there at a time when the far western chapter!>, more in numbers, are closer knit to the parent organization. The alumni of these organizations have grown

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Si ~ The founding of Gamma of Pi J(a[ ent ~ pa Phi at the University of Califor0. trive .~as probably the most };'nique 1:, O~r Its character. A charter ts usua · e'tnl obtained by a body of men who, h~~ lpha ing first formed a house club, deS'~ ~ th later to become a fraternity. Fra~t! ey Theodore B. Kelly of the m?t ~ Ion chapter, Alpha, was more direct til ]li lls ao methods. Transferring to CaJifor01 1\ j} in his junior year, upon his rec00 ny mendation a petition was granted ~ n S November 2 7, 1908. He'. had c~ 05 d eitnJ Frank Nottage, Clarence HageJII 0 lor


stead ily. There are two chapters in Oregon now. Alpha Omega, University of Oregon, joined Alpha Zeta at Oregon State College just a little over a year ago.

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(2) Cornell University campus scene. (3) Willard Straight Where Notional Treasurer John W. Oeimler presided over a pre-initiation meeting of the Pi Kappa Phi colony, and where Traveling Coun selor Gene Krober assisted in instructing the prospective Officers of their Duties.

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·we· lull\ .4, an impressive array of Psi ha {; 1 ~nd undergraduates from AlA or th Ps.tlon converged upon Ithaca si Ce Installation of a reactivated J(af ent t\~apter. Past National Presiforn" ttived Meisel and D . A. Fred Krupp ue 1 our b from New York about a half ?uail! ejllll efore National Treasurer John 1 I h8 lph er and the first contingent of 'HeS1·~ nlha tJ Pstlon's . delegation appeared •~ ratt hey e scene. As each party arrived, othr 1011 Were met by members of the ·n Jt: l!s / and conducted to their vari:orn1 I\ ccommodations. . cor11 Pre i "t· · · I ? ~ ~y w - nt Jatwn meetmg of the co d r ~ S as held at Willard Straight Hall ~osd eilllfturday evening with Brother an lor eGr Presiding. Traveling Counene Kraber assisted in inPJ


structing the prospective officers in their duties. The initiation and installation ceremonies took place Sunday afternoon in the Hopkins Studio under the able direction of Alpha Upsilon's Archon Doug Clark and his excellent initiating team. Many Alumni were present to witness the ceremonies. After the installation of the Chapter, all prepared for a very excellent Installation Banquet. Lawrence Williams, Alumni Secretary, was the able toastmaster for the occasion . Past President Meisel was the guest speaker and gave a short but impressive and informative talk. Psi is indeed fortunate in having a very interested and active Alumni group. This group of men were responsible for obtaining the bouse at 722 University Ave. which the Chap-

ter has occupied since the opening of school this Fall. To the two colonizers, Paul Lansdowne and AI Seewaldt, the Chapter and the Fraternity wish to express their mo.s~ ,sincere thanks. Through your untmng efforts the reactivation of Psi has become a' reality! . We look forward to great accomplishments from Psi as the years pass and wish them Godspeed. CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Cornell University, at Ithaca N. Y., owes its origin primarily to' the Land Grant Act of 1862 "donationg public lands to the sever~! States and Territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts." Under this

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act New York received as its portion 989,920 acres of land . The institution established was named in honor of Ezra Cornell, who offered to give $500,000 with which to erect its buildings (~he terms of the land grant forbidding the use of its proceeds for that particular purpose), on condition that it should be located at Ithaca. The university was incorporated in 1865, and the number of students ( 412) who registered at the opening was highly satisfactory. The liberality of the charter, which guard ed against possible control or undue influence by any religious denomination; the nature of the entrance requirements; the promise of opportunities to pursue lines of study not found in other schoQls then existing; the location, free from the distractions of a large city-these and other features combined to attract students to the new school. Cornell is, at present, very heavily endowed. From its early beginnings it has received large gifts from many of the great and near great in this country: Henry W. Sage, John McGraw, Hiram Sibley, Andrew D. White, A. S. Barnes, William H. Sage, John D. Rockefeller, Sr., Willard Fiske, Oliver H . Payne, George Fisher Baker, John McMullen, Myron C. Taylor, to mention but a few. B r o a d educational foundations were laid by .Andrew D. White, who was elected president in 1866. As early as any educator in this country he had conceived the idea of the university as an institution of learning designed to be much more compre. hensive than the American college of that day and to provide several courses of study, separate and distinct, suited to different minds, looking toward different pursuits, and all enjoying equal honor within the university. The charter, which he as a member of the State Senate had helped to frame, provided for the instruction required by the Federal act and for such other branches of science and knowledge as the 'trustees might deem useful and proper. On that basis instruction was organized in departments or colleges. In 1927 the New York Hospital and the Cornell University Medical College entered into an organic association, augmented their respective endowments, o b t a i n e d funds for

buildings, and established the New York Medical Center which stands between York Avenue and the East River in New York City. The School of Nursing, organized in 1887 as an integral part of the New York Hospital was made an autonomous unit of the University in 1942. The School of Education was established in 1931 ; the New York State Veterinary College in 1894 on a basis of courses in veterinary medicine and s u r g e r y which had been given in the University since 1868 ; the New York State College of Agriculture, organized by the trustees in 1896 on a foundation of courses given by the University from the beginning was established as a State college in 1904 ; the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station was established at Geneva in 1882 and put under the control of the trustees of the U nlversity in 192 3; the New York State College of Home Economics, established in 1925 , conducts a department of Hotel Administration. The College of Architecture gives four-year courses leading to degrees in land planning and fine arts, and a five-year course leading to a degree in architecture, also advanced work in landscape architecture and regional planning; The College of Engineering is comprised of four undergraduate schools of civil, mechanical, electrical, and chemical and metallurgical engineering, an undergraduate department of engineering physics, and a graduate school of aeronautical engineering; the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, opened in 1945, offering a comprehensive program of professional training at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the field of industrial arid labor relations ; the Schools of Business and Public Administration, established in 1945 , gives a two-year course leading to the degrees of Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration and the School of Nutrition, leading to the degrees of Master of Food Science and Master of Nutritional Science was established in 1941. President White resigned after 19 years of service. His successors have been Charles Kendall Adams ( 18851892) , Jacob Gould Schurman (18921920) , Livingston Farrand (19211937) and Edmund Ezra Day (1937-

1949). D~. Day was elected newly created position of '-'"'"''"·"··-, and Dr. Cornelius W. de Provost, was elected Acting dent. The University in 1948-49 $42,866,779 in productive funds. income available· for operating penses was $22,8 17,024, inc! $6,607,839 in State and $1,289,2 in Federal funds. Gifts amounting $3,110,212 were received during year. Its lands and buildings valued at $23,866,939 and its ment at $15,299,925. The 1 contains over 1,350,600 vol Teachers, exclusive of assistants extension workers, numbered 1 and 9,156 students were enrolled University's lands in New York including farms, forests, and perimental tracts aggregated 9 acres, exclusive of the Aerona Laboratory, the Medical College the School' of Nursing.

( 1) Psi Chapter group picture. 1st row, r: Fred W. Leonard, warden; Alfred G. ton, Jr., treasurer; George F. Muller, a John A. Stone, secretary; Alfred Seewald!, torian; Edward C. Potter, chaplain. 2nd I to r: Richard Schoonmaker, William B. thews, Ralph G. Deuel, David L. Diana, H L. Taylor, Blaire L. True, Stanley H. zewski, George V. MocK.ain, Paul La 3rd row, I to r: Ora G. Rothfuss, Jr., Towers, Nicholas J. Juried, Harold J. Norman R. Maxfield, and James J. GearY• (2) Alumni Group (Ithaca Chapter): I Lawrence A. Williams (secretary-•"•n«w•• George C. Schempp, Paul Work, Henry well Brown, Edwin C. Hanselman, Wa Schlotzhauer, K. C. Lauter, Nelson F. H (alumni archon), Truman K. Powers, A. Ward, Garrett J. Felton, and Ha Potter. (3) Initiation Banquet. (4) Alpha Upsilon Initiation Team: Stewart, Bill Reeside, secretary; Frank Charles Kuntz, treasurer; Doug <;: I a archon; Bob Cornelssen, Blair Streater, Graham, and Phil Troilo. (5) Guest speaker, Initiation Banquet, Meisel, Past National President. (6) Presentation of Psi's Charter-! Alfred Seewaldt, co-colonizer and president; John W. Deimler, National urer and Installing Officer; George newly elected archon. THE


4~ ~a,ndda, U iee~et at 'fJte ?lei44 By Charles Baylot, Historian FOR many weeks prior to May 15, 1949, people stared in amazement at a small lighted room atop the Y. M. C. A. building on the campus of the University of Mississippi, possibly doubting the sanity of those working up there at the unseemly hours of two an(:~ three a.m., in the mornings. But time was growing short for those boys of the Pi Kappa Club who were preparing for a BIG DAY, the initiation and the reactivation of Alpha Lambda chapter. For many months, led and inspired by Brothers . George Aiken and Billy Griffin, they had labored long to restore Alpha Lambda to the 'Ole Miss campus. Little by little their enrollment grew; a room was secured for a meeting place;

letters sent to National; and the week end of May 15, was agreed upon for reactivation ceremonies. On this particular night, :ty.Iay 13, the small group continued their labor 'till three a.m., then retired. Next morning the sun beat down on a small, brightly decorated room where the Pi Kappa Club nervously gathered to await the initiation ceremonies. Minutes passed; then the quarter hour; the hour; and, finally, after almost two hours, doors closed and ceremonies got under way. The initiation team was headed up by J. Warren Williams, District Archon for Alabama with the following men from Omicron and Alpha Iota chapters: Omicron: Sam Brent,

Distinguished alumni and brothers present at Alpha Lambda's reactivation: L. to R.: George E. Aiken, Jr.; James R. Simms, Jr.; Ted Russell; Byrd P. Mauldin; William Griffin; Byron Gathright; and Notional President Howard D. Leake. Newly elected members of Alpha Lambda hove their pictures token before the banquet on May 15. L. to R. 1st row: Eddie Coleman, Dick Wood, Thomas Boswell, Charles Boylot, Ben Sayle, Santo Borgonelli. Second row, I to r: Lewis Miles, Charles Hardie, Cloy File, Owen Williamson, Eduardo Gaitan-Duron, Ben Jones, James Jones, Jock Stewart, and Francis Richardson. 8

Bob Bowers, Frank Hawthorne, {~ Holley, Mack Matthews, Lloyd ~ r Clenny, Luke Owens, Hal Pattersf Alton Turner, John Watkins, White, and William Young. fror Alpha Iota: Ted Harper and Job Hawthorne. One by one the following ~ 0~ were led through ,t he steps of inJtl tion: Thomas Baldwin, New Alb~O) Miss.; Santa Borganelli, Shaw, :N.hsS Charlie Baylot, Owen Williams a~ Clay File, Vicksburg, Miss.; Eduar tl Gaiten, Colombia, S. A.; Cbaf1. Hardie, Iuka, Miss.; Ben D. JonJ Amo~y, Miss.; Ja.mes H. Jones, Ja 11 sonvllle, Ala.; Richard Lowe, weil field, N.J.; Lewis C. Miles, Suff.0. Va.; Ben Sayles, Greenville, J\1!5'·

Highlight of the banquet - Notional President Leake pre~e":: Alpha Lambda's charter to George Aiken, newly elected preS'~il· of the chapter. L. to R. :· Dean R. M. Guess, Chancellor J. D. "I Iiams, Howard D. Leake, Notional President; Charles Boylot, 0 George Aiken. Seen in the picture with Chancellor J. D. Williams, speaker at tht~ banquet, ore L. to R.: Howard D. Leake, Notional Preside" : Byrd Mauldin; Chancellor Williams (standing); Dean R. M. GuesS' and Mr. Wiley Critz. • ~~ THE STAR AND L"


~~k ~tewart, Greenwood, Miss. ; and

l\1~nc1s M . Richardson, Catchings, Whss. At approximately 6:20 p.m., be en they emerged full fledged memPr rs of Pi Kappa Phi, they were each th:s;nted a red rose, the flower of raternity, and their pins.

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a~~k~ the installing officer, then rose Ge egan the election of officers. op orge Aiken won the presidency untrePosed; Richard Lowe was elected to Threr; the secretarial duties fell lot orn~s B~swell; to Charles Bay' the histonan 's duties· Ben Sayle beca ' ne]]· rne. chaplain ; and Santo Borga1 Br filled the warden's position. cerother Leake then installed the offihis s and explained to each in turn gra separate duty: That day's promWas thus concluded.

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er the luncheon, Brother Leake :MiSS· gath . erect the newly elected officers

for a period of instruction. Then all hands started out in the direction of the college cafeteria where the formal banquet was to be held. The banquet was opened with a short prayer by Mr. Wiley Critz of the University. Alumnus Byrd Walden, master of ceremonies, introduced the speaker of the evening, Chancellor J. D. Williams, and other invited guests: National President Howard D. Leake, Installing Officer, Brothers James A. Simms, William Griffin, Byron Gathright, George Aiken, Jr., and our beloved Dean Guess. The highlight of the banquet was National President Leake's presentation of the charter to George Aiken. In acknowledgement, Brother Aiken gave the promise that Alpha Lambda chapter would strive to be the best chapter in the fraternity. Brother William Griffin , the new faculty adviser for the chapter, then formally pledged ten men to the fraternity: Ray Allen, Kossuth, Miss.; Eddie Coleman and J. W. Woo.Q, New Albany, Miss.; J. E. Wentzell, Biloxi; Walter Reagan and Bob Burke, Memphis; Glen Hollingsworth, Big

Creek, Miss.; Cecil Hodges Coila Miss.; Ellis ]. Farris Vi~ksburg' Miss., and Joseph W. St~phens Mer~ idian, Miss. Charles Baylot was cho~en the model pledge for the precedmg semester and presented a jeweled pin by Brother George Aiken. Pictures were then taken and the reactivation ceremonies were completed. Our s t o r y would be incomplete without thanking those who so generously contributed of their time and talents in helping to bring the project to a successful conclusion. To Omicron and Alpha Iota for their combin, ed efforts as an effective initiation team; to Brothers George Aiken and Billy Griffin, as the planners and driving f o r c e s that carried us through; to National President Howard D. Leake, for his finished and professional installation performance and his fine words of wisdom· to pj Kappa Phi in general; and t~ each and every one who contributed to the reactivation of Alpha Lambda, we say, thanks, fellows, a million! We are proud to be one with you. We won't let you down.

History of The University of Mississippi

1'he. Dn·IVersity . 0 f M'ISSISS!ppl . . . Op· ened Its doors November ·6, 1848 with bersstudents. and four faculty memGeo and a 28-year-old president, lllet ~ge F~ederick Holmes. Classes kno~n a Single building, the Lyceum, a st n as "The University Building," Celebruc~ure recently remodeled in S rattan of the Centennial. Ig 4 ~V~n Years earlier, January 26, to Y the narrow margin of a 58 ~latu Vot~, a joint session of the LegPart re Picked Oxford in the northern on thof the state over Mississippi City Site ~Gulf Coast to be the university ~e~ ~ford, 7 5 miles Southeast of Jack Ph1s and 160 miles north of the ison Was so named, in 183 7, with Landd;a of attracting the university. from or the township was purchased h the Chickasaw Indians in 1836. •re81'd . 1 ~ 1 after ent Holmes was succeeded le"t; tu8 ~h.e 1848-1849 session by AugusJesl; Barn · Longstreet. Frederick A. P. lege ard, founder of Barnard Col' Was the third president until 8Q





1859 when his title was changed to chancellor. During his administration, academic work was interrupted .by the enlistment of large numbers of students in the historic University Greys, a military company of 135 men formed on the university campus. At the outbreak of the Civil War the faculty resigned and the doors of the institution were closed until the fall of 1865. During the Civil War, the buildings were occupied alternately by Confederate and Federal troops. After the Battle of Shiloh, 1500 Con ederate wounded were hospitalized in campus buildings, and more than 700 lie in the University Cemetery. When the university reopened in 1865, the personnel of the student body, wealthy in ante-bellum days, changed to a class of students whose parents had lost their entire wealth during the war. They, like today's World War II veterans, came with a determination born of necessity.

Enrollment jumped after the Civil War with the rush of veterans to get an education. From a figure of 193 for the 1865-1866 session, it reached the unexpected height of 231 by 18671868. It was during the Reconstruction period in 1869 that the university changed from the "close college" to the university system of education according to a plan submitted by Chancellor John N. Waddel and providing for three general departments preparatory education; science literature and the arts; and profes~ sional education. · Campus social fraternities date back 100 years to 1848. Objection to them in the early years of the twentieth century caused the Legislature in 1912 to ban the existence of Greekletter organizations on the grounds that they were too exclusive. The ban lasted until 1926 when the Legislature enacted the Zeller Bill which restored the right of existence to "Academic, Professional, Honorary, Ma-


has the honor of reviving the"r ec of Greek activities at the Univers of Mississippi. May they live fl ever." A political upheaval struck campus during the administration Gov. Theodore G. Bilbo. In 19.28, urged that the University be ino1 to Jackson for consolidation with I Agricultural and Mechanical Coli located at Starkville; but Chancel Alfred Hume raised strenuous obj tions which succeeded in thwart the governor's desires. This and subsequent events arou. the enmity of the governor, who June 13, 1930 had Chancellor Hu removed by the Board of Trust and replaced by Joseph Neely Pow Dismissed with Chancellor Hu were 30 other faculty members ; t. e additional ones were reduced in rarlio Repercussions were rapid. The Sou 0 ern Association of Colleges and S ~ ondary Schools dropped the univ r sity from its list of accredited insti IV tions; other accrediting associati l'lh~ either suspended individual univerca~ ty divisions or put them on probati. f By 1931, conditions had begun 1 ll proving. Mike Sennett Conner, I p~ new governor, appointed a new Bo8 : of Trustees which rehired Chancel 0p Hume, effective September 1, 19:' o\~ The university regained its standi u with the Southern Association pf C!r~ leges and Secondary Schools in 19: ters but it was several years later, durlthe the administration of Chancellor aill1 B. Butts, that the other -associati eli restored the university to its forn ber status. in Since that time, under the guidal rn~ of Chancellor Butts and the prese cho Chancellor, J. D. Williams, the On\· versity has made great strides are) physical expansion. Aw· The two - word nickname, " llla' Miss, " is better known in many p~1 o[ of the country than the official ll~ Ye of the University of Mississippi. 0 Yea gin of the nickname dates back to I llh~ fall of 1896 when students sought ni~ proper name. for a yearbook for I nu university. The name suggests I~ ho n ante-bellum darkey who knew ~ wife of his owner by no other t11 than "Ole Miss " and their mistre· 19 daughter as "Y~ung Miss" . The stl Jac dent yearbook appears today undt ber the same title, but the term, ••0 ~d Miss," has long since been used 1 Sta apply to the whole university.


The Lyceum, University of Mississippi, erected in 1848 and remode led in 1948, housing administrative offices and classrooms. Fraternity Row, University of Mississippi, showing Sigma Nu, Pi Kappa Alpha and Phi De lta Theta houses.

sonic, or so-called Greek-Letter Fraternities or Sororities or similar organizations . . . ." The 1927 OLE MISS welcomed the Greeks back to the campus thusly: "From the establishment of the University of Mississippi in 1848 un·· til 1912, Social Fraternities played prominent part in this institution.



Such organizations were banished in 1912 by the act of the state legislature. Then, in 1926, after one of the most dramatic contests ever waged in legislative halls, restoration came upon passage of .the Zellar Bill. "So thus, in the following pages, by order of the original establishment at the University, THE OLD MISS '27











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purpose and aim of our frat h ternity is fourfold. the third of ra . ese aims, as stated in Article I , Sec)ttl1011 2, of our Constitution, is "to en S kurage excellence in scholarship." Pi 1ivl appa Phi experienced a rather rapid 1tii r ow t h and expansion following ti :~rid War I, similar to t~e expa.nsio.n er htch we are now passmg. W1th It .ti ~111e the recognition of the necessity emphasizing this third aim. The 1 i 1 11 Pteme or National Council in 1925 ;oa PPointed a National Scholarship ·el 0 111mittee whose business it is to co[g;0Perate in every way possible with 1diCol!ege and fraternity officers to seO~Ure higher scholarship achievement [9. to111 our active members and chap!lri1hr · Amon~ other measures ~et up by ,r ai e Committee to acco1~phsh thes~ ti tns was the Award of Pt Kappa Ph 1 ,rJl bCnolar to be given to a limited num j er of active members for outstandaJ ~g . scholarship achievement. The es Chaxtmum number of Scholars to be V 0 osen in any one year is nine and '5 a~tly ~e~iors and second term Juni.ors t\ e ehg1ble for the Award. The first " IllWar~s, only .two in number, were pa ade tn 192 7, and the annual groups 01 ti Ye ~ch.olars have been chosen every 0 y at smce then except for the War o I ~e~rs, 1943 to 1946. The \i Kappa ,hi t't.h1 Scholars for 1949 constitute the r I t't tneteenth group and bring the total 11 I h 111ber of Pi Kappa Phis to be so I 011 0red to one hundred forty.

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re: Jg e Pi Kappa Phi Scholars for ~ sl J 49, nine in number, are as follows: 1n5. back M:idford Becker, Wofford; Ro,, l!:~t B. Bumbarger, Davidson; James ·d St gar Hemphill, North Carolina ate; Herbert K. Holden, Rennsell.~'





By Dr. Will E. Edington, Upsilon

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+ laer; William Eugene La f f e r t y , Drake; Robert E. Lueders, Rennselaer; Donald E. Phillips, Drake; John Robert Senior, Penn State; George Oliver Shoemaker, Illinois. The award of the Pi Kappa Phi Scholarship Pendant and the Pi Kappa Phi Scholarship Certificate, the highest honor conferred on an active member by our fraternity, will be made to each of these Brothers on or near December 10, 1949, at the Founders' Day Dinner or Banquet of their respective chapters.

Brother Becker is the first Scholar c h o s e n from Zeta Chapter, while Brothers Lafferty and Phillips are the first two Scholars from Beta Delta Chapter recently installed at Drake. Brother Hemphill is the second Scholar from Tau Chapter having been preceded in 1933 by B;other Herbert A. Lynch. Likewise Brother S.hoemaker is Schola~ No. 2 from Upsllon Chapter, followmg Brother Silas G. Weinberg chosen in 1930. Brother Senior is the seventh representative from Alpha Mu Chapter being preceded by Brothers John H. Weinberger (1928), William E. Diefenderfer (1937), Leon M. Knetz (1939), Leonard R. Greenway ( 1940) Richard V. Grimes ( 1942), Rich~rd K. Hill ( 1948). Brothers Holden and Lueders are the eighth and ninth Scholars produced by Alpha Tau Chapter, the others being Brothers Alexander K. McClellan ( 193 5) , Harold J. Elmendorf ( 193 7), John C. Jubin (1938), Roy W. Purchase (1938), William F. Burkart (1939) Nellis T. Smith (1940), Ralph B~ .Wainwright ( 1941). Epsilon Chapter has produced the second largest number of Scholars of any of our chapters. Brother Bumbarger follows these twelve Scholars of former years: Brothers William H. Harrison (1929), Paul R. Alderman (1931), A. J. Graham (1932), Woodrow W. Seymour ( 1933), Samuel M. Hines (1934), M. W. Alderman (1935), Harman Woodward ( 193 6), Samuel M. Hemphill (1938), David C. Colvin (1939), Paul W. Bumbarger ( 1940), CIa y to n C. Carpenter (1948), Christopher B. Walker ( 1948). II

CRIM NAMEQ TO COLLEGE STAFF E. Barry Crim, Lambda, was named director of adult education for Florida-Southern College on September 3, · 1949. Crim was former director-attorney, Office of Housing Expediter for Polk County, Florida with offices in Lakeland. During the war Crim taught speech, industrial psychology and job relations at Higgins Industries, New Orleans. While there he devised a new indoctrination program for new

recently resigned and was succeeded by William G. Jennings, Chi. He is a member of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Executive's Club. Brother Crim received his preparatory education at Georgia Military College and was graduated from the Law Department of the University of Georgia in 1928. He has taken graduate work in Penn State College. Crim practiced law in LaGrange, Ga. , and Atlanta, Ga., for eleven years. In LaGrange he organized and was president of the Southern Loan and Investment Company, owned an interest in the Acme Loan Company, Hogansville, Ga., and was president of the LaGrange Mercantile Co. Actively interested and unselfishly devoted to Pi Kappa Phi since his undergraduate days, Brother Crim as District Archon took up the torch for Pi Kappa Phi in Florida directly after he went to Lakeland to live. He was one of the guiding spirits behind Florida's expansion activities and, in particular the founding of Beta-Beta at Florida-Southern College.



E. Barry Crim, Lambda

employees of the shipbuilding concern. For more than eight years he taught adults in occupational and professional subjects.

National President Howard D. Leake has again prevailed upon the services of Brother Crim who has graciously accepted the chapter advisership of Beta-Beta at FloridaSouthern.

Since going to Lakeland, Fla., three years ago, Crim taught public speaking to some of the city's civic and business leaders in classes sponsored by the Lakeland Board of Realtors. He also gave a series of lectures on sales psychology and business management to the Dixie-Land Business and Professional Association in Lakeland . .He was the first president of the Lakeland Alumni Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi and later became Florida's District Archon, in which position he 12


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question , "What can you as a 1~ ltic ternity executive do to improve ei the· management of the properties own by your various subordinate or~f~ r:o zations?" That was an exce e rs question. r J~ The national organization of ~ J~nl Kappa Phi was never designed to fl tr ~1 immediately supervisory where 1 rna Kappa Phi homes are concerned. •L' eree is physically impossible to supervac lus 1 the multitudinous details which , !\~ 0 company home ownership. Lease e~ so~ gotiations, rental payments, paY~& Pte of taxes, and general upkeep of r l'h s homes are problems which can low~ handled only locally. . ~ . m . a d.. v1smg an dSOl8 t' The answer Is ervising the organization of I o cfi alumni executive bodies which ~~ s( administer all affairs which cone i~ the house proper. This is not to th' 1' elude house management inside tr house. That is properly a ch~P~. F1 problem. Most of our organizatt.~Ji' and almost all of our finanC 1'01; , 1'. sound ones I might add, have set. Oc]c along the following general lineS· li011 1. The Alumni are incorporated h~~ lary der state laws of the state in W 01 atte1 the chapter is located. Such a .c 3' nece porate state makes the aluJ11!1~il' Of l1: a whole, a legal entity and pe; ell n them to own property collect1" • Pose (Tax exempt, by the way.) 031 Cent 2. The Alumni meet annually (uS Out


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to R.: Sig Quinn, president, Columbia, S. C., alumni chapter; Bill Bobo, archon, . sec llla·' Jac k Steword, Traveling Counselor; W. Bernard Jones, Jr., executiVe retary; Chuck Leslie, archon, Delta; and Gerold Smith, chairman, legislative committee.

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SIG1fA h a p t e r and Columb1a, . S host outh . arolina once again played lvictes to t~e fourth district in a statelina ;leetmg of the five S.outh Caroanct .hapters on September seventh histoetghth. For the first time in the Purpry of state-wide conclaves, the give ~se was not social; rather' to lrict he ~~apter officers of the distheir spe~tf!c training in the duties of Profj ?fftces, and to strengthen the ters Ctenc)_' of operation in the chapas umts. Exec · lone Uttve Secretary w. Bernard

Jack\Jr., and Travell ing Counselor lra] t~ward were down ' from Cenflleer0 fflce to conduct the business ers Fngs. Also present were Brothlulllb'rect Quinn, President of the Co1\rch Ia Alumni chapter, and District 15 JlleP son ~n James Wilson. Brother Wilth~' Press· as unable to preside because of ·an ~ 1'he kng Personal business matters. · lo1vs: chedule of Events was as fol-


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1'h· umn1 relations ltd busmess . . Ch sesston F apter operation oPulrth business session ed ge training. 'l'he TI1 • o'clock . eetmg got under way at two b 'lOte] 1n the English Room of the tary Columbia - Executive Secreattenct~ones presiding. All members necess tng were presented with the or Ev ary material and the Schedule llroents for the program. Poses ther Jones led off with the purCentr '!and hoped for results - of out tha s>ffice services. He pointed at tt was a common misconcepo~




tion that chapter visitation was the whole of the Central Office services available to undergraduate chapters. He gave us many new ideas on services we had given little thought to previously. Two features of particular interest discussed were e i t h e r new to the chapters in this district or found them with no plan for effecting them. One was to incorporate each chapter 's alumni with a governing board , composed of alumni and undergraduate officers-say three alumni and the chapter archon and treasurer. The chapter would then be better able to set up continuing funds for long range needs and such a governing board would insure continuity of good local management ; also, the chapter could set up long term loans to stretch out payments over a longer period. In this way the corporation could act as a stabilizing body, retaining th~ three alumni over a prolonged penod to offset the yearly turnover of the undergraduate officers. The other feature was the presentation of a chapter budget by whicl} the average chapter could successfully operate. Now this was something for those in attendance to think about and carry back to their respective chapters. Travelling Counselor Jack Steward formerly archon of the Oregon State chapter, got his baptism of fire when he ably conducted the summer rushina aspect of Alumni Relations. Fellow~, Jack really knows his stuff, and you will agree with us when he pays you a visit. Chapter Operation was g i v en a thorough going over with all present participating. Coming in for di~cus­ sion were such items as: Comm1ttee

systems, duties of the chapter officers duties of the pledgemaster, and chap~ ter and member attitudes. Pledge training was a major issue. Brother Jones indicated that to be on~ of the weaker phases of Pi Kappa Pht chapters. The outline set forth in the new Pledge Manual was thoroughly gone over. It was the consen.sus of those present that Pi Kappa Ph1 had long needed an organized approach to pledge training. The duties of the Pledges to the chapter the duties of the pledgemaster th~ authority of the pledgemaster ' the authority of chapter members' the conduct. of pledge meetings, and the scholastic problem all came in for discussion. The meeting saw the body making two concrete proposals to the 19 50 Supreme Chapter meeting: "Section XV, Law VI, of the Supreme Laws shall be amended to read as follows· " The regular prescribed order of pro~ cedm:e shall be used in all chapter meetmgs. Full regalia will be used during the first meeting of each ~onth. " The second proposal: "Be tt resolved that the Twenty-Third Supreme Chapter instruct all undergraduate chapters as follows: " All underg~aduate chapters will have: 1. Archon s Robe, 2. Treasurer-'s Robe 3. Secretary's Robe, 4. Historian '~ Ro~e, 5. Chaplain's Robe, 6. Wardens Robe, 7. Death Costume 8 DDD 's Robe, 9. LA's Robe '10. Members' Robes (number to b'e de~ termined average membership of the respecttve chapters) - by January 1st, 1952. If any chapter does not • have the above complete set by January 1st, 1952 , the Executive Secretary will order such robes as are 13

needed to complete the above inventory. The resulting bill will be put on the regular monthly statement of the chapter in question,. and to be paid back to Central Office on a twelve month installment basis." Everyone present expressed his views on what benefit they had gotten from the course. The consensus of opinion was that the program had been very beneficial and that there were great expectatioAs for its continuance to advise and enlighten the officers of the other districts. WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT IT. ". . . . . this meeting, or training school actually, has been the most enlightening and educational of ;;til ... I only hope that every officer or future officer can have the benefit of this progressive program ... " Signed, Bill Bobo, Sigma.

" . .. It is regrettable that all officers could not be in attendance because very much was derived from the Officers' Training School. It has straightened out many questions I have had in mind sin ce l became a member of Pi Kappa Phi ... It was strictly a business meeting, as it should have been, and there absolutely no playing around . . . We have been needing a meeting such as this since I have been associated with the chapter .. . With all the ideas and suggestions, we will be able to improve our chapter 100 ?0 . . . The meeting was an absolute success. I hope you will carry on such meetings for every chapter in Pi Kappa Phi . . . . . " Signed, Bill Easom, Official Host, S. C. Officers' Training School. . ". . .. I learned more in the two days of meetings than I have learned in all of my two years of fraternity life .. . ." Signed, Zeke Yarborough , Secretary', Sigma, South Carolina. "I wish to extend my heartfelt approval of the South Carolina Officers' Tr'aining School ... Such a program, if followed each year, is and will be of great assistance in creating a greater fraternity . .. I sincerely hope that I can carry some of the useful and plentiful hints and instructions, which were so clearly presented to us, back to my chapter." Signed,

Gerald W. Smith, Chairman, Legislative Committee. "The first District Officers' Train ing School appealed to me and showed that Central Office is constantly striving and working toward the bettennent of the subordinate chapters. It gave the select few invited an enlarged and more businesslike outlook for the advancement of Pi Kappa Phi . .. I hope Central Office will con tinue with this program for the brothers who follow us." Signed, Hugh C. Going, Chairman, Resolutions Committee. " Even though undergraduate specific problems were discussed in detail, I believe it would be worth while if one of the business sesssions could be devoted to each chapter's problems ... I thought the materials you went over were exactly what we neeqed .. . It will help me a lot this year." Signed, Chuck Leslie, Archon, Delta.

Dr. William C. Archie Appointed Assistant Dean In Charge of Freshmen at Duke University The appointment of Dr. William C. Archie, Epsilon, an assistant dean in charge of freshmen at Duke Dniversity was announced by President Hollis Edens of Duke University during the summer. .Dr. Archie, who was assistant professor in the department of Romance languages, succeeded Dean of Freshmen Alan K. Manchester who assumed the duties of dean of undergraduate studies at Duke. President Edens in announcing th e appointment, said, "Dr. Archie will continue the work of the freshmen off ice which has become traditional at Duke. The keynote of this work has been personal, individual guidance. This has provided a small college environment for freshmen within the framework of an institution possessing the laboratory, library, and faculty assets of a large university. " No stranger to his new post, Dr. Archie served previously as a member of the faculty committee to advise

freshmen. This experience has quainted him with the methods spirit of the freshman office, Edens pointed out. The new 41-year-old dean is a tive of North Carolina from bury. He received the B.A. Davidson College in 1929, the at Wake Forest in 1935, and the A. and Ph.'o. degrees at University in 1940 and 1949. His torate was in the Voltarian stud' He previously taught atMilitary Academy, Gulfport, Oak Ridge Military Academy, Ridge, N. C.; and Wake Forest lege. He has been a member of Duke faculty since 1946. During World War II he served Counter Intelligence Officer, P Relations Officer, and as assis U. S. Secretary of Military ment for the United States in B He was General Eisenhower 's Frell interpreter at the first Allied Cont~ Council meeting in Berlin, July 3have 1945. Shortly thereafter, he assist Eew in organizing the International Tra~ tr~b0 1 lators and Interpreters School for t or ~ Allied Secretariat of the Allied co < trol Authority in Berlin. Active in community affairs, Vhillls Archie served last year as chairn1' :: tl of the Community Chest drive f 9 , 0~ the University Division. Dr. Arcll tech, and his wife, the former Ruth To~ 8hok Newby of Hertford , are the parel1 : 0e. of one son . h OF





New CARE Book Program Offers "Food for the Mind"




To help provide the tools of education for students and professional people in war-depleted countries overseas, CARE has added a Book Program to its food and textile package service. Under this " Food for the Mind" plan, Americans can send new scientific and technical books to warwrecked libraries, universities and technical schools in Europe and Asia. Approved by the' U. S. State Department 's Advisory Committee on Voluntary Aid and carried on in cooperation with UNESCO, the plan works this way: Educational institutions abroad are supplying lists of their book needs in specified fields to CARE and UNESCO representatives. With the donations of organizations and individuals here, non-profit CARE then fills those needs as closely as possible by purchasing the latest and best books published in English. All purchases are based on book lists compiled by a professional committee headed by Dr. Luther Evans Librarian of Congress. Deliveries ar~ made to institutions only, not individuals. Through special publishers' discounts, all costs of purchase and delivery are covered at the book publishers' list prices. Countries served are Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia Finland, France, Greece, Italy: Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Great Britain, the three western zones of Germany and all Berlin. Book categories covered include medicine, dentistry, nursing, health and welfare, veterinary science, agricultural science, English language instruction, biology, chemistry, engineering, g eo 1o g y , mathematics, physics, physiology, psychology, sociology, teacher training, library administration and statistics. Contributions in any amount can be sent to the CARE Book Program, 20 Broad Street, New York 5, N.Y., or to any CARE office in the country. Donations under $10 are pooled in a general fund. 'Donors of $10 or more can specify the institution , country and category (but not the title) of book to be sent. They receive the usual CARE receipt signed by the recipient, so that they know where their book gift has gone. 15




other hands. Instead he decided 1~ take the show l!long. Not only wou~ such a trip give foreigners a go taste of America's free and eas) speech, but it would give America~ listeners a good earful of well-inforOI; ed world opinion. The trip also mean· the end to a simple vacation. . Departure t i m e concluded 511 months of work by Denny, his staf!. Chester S. Williams-on loan froJII the United States mission to thl United Nations-and numerous Stall Department people. It had meant work by Pan American in deadhead· ing the Dennys and five assistant>· and the cooperation of more tha~ 17,000 radio listeners to whom Denn) had appealed for dollar donations to cover the $60,000 cost of the trip. The idea was to put on a shO'~} week from London, Paris, B~rlin, \~: enna, Rome, Ankara, Tel Aviv, AI~· andria, Karachi, New Delhi, Ma~I: Tokyo, Honolulu, and San Francisc. and to wind up in Washington on 0c tober 18. (Permission to go into P~ land was summarily refused, an; Denny's request to take his outspoke, show into Russia and Yugoslavia ,v~ ignored.) Already arranged for wer the expert translators needed to rt duce all languages into English. NO PROPAGANDA 0 Although Denny had needed received a great deal of cooperati~c from the State Department, 1 . Round the World Town Meeting ~a; assiduously tried to avoid any tainJ of government sponsorship - a~, hence propaganda. To emphasize tn· non-official attitude of the trip, i· ny invited representatives of AIJ'ler1 can labor, management, agricultiiT. education, civic bodies, and women.~ organizations to go along at their 0' n expense, approximately $3,700 eac nt· Called The Town Hall World Se. ~ 1 inar, the group held meetings \VIet• their foreign counterparts in ea,n capital, acted-if needed-as punh: primers for audience questions on \; regular Town Meeting broadcll~ci and in some cases appeared as part;!)' pating panel members. Gen~ra dt however, Denny picked up hiS , haters in each city, to give the ?1~. informed argument to such perti 0 , 0 topics as " Does Socialist State 'f~,_.. to Destroy Individual Initiative? t) in London-and "How Will )Toll


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George V. Denny, Kappa, Takes His Town Meeting Of The Air On A World Tour A

MAMMOTH Pan American Stratocruiser took off from Idlewild Airport in New York the first week in July and lit out for London. Aboard were the makings of fifteen radio programs - globular extensions of the long-lived radio forum, America's Town Meeting of the Air. For fourteen years George V. Denny, Jr. , Kappa, has trotted Town Meet16

ing up and down the United States, moderating the arguments of the proponents of the controversial subject chosen each week. It has been a grinding pace, and last year George Denny's h e a r t gave a cautioning grumble. Anxiously, his wife and assistant, urged him to take a sixmonth global vacation. But Denny was loath to leave Town Meeting in


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exist and are worthy. This makes it essential that chapter publications roll (Continued from Page 1 2) off the mimeograph machines with monotonous regularity. I say monotly at the fraternity h o use or ~uarters) and elect an executive onous regularity because one or two issues will not make the desired im.dody (usually 5 with Alumni Preso meant pression. The desired impression is kent, Alumni Treasurer, Alumni n. . A e c o r d e r , the undergraduate that the chapter is not only good but, ded stl by gosh, it is here tci stay. The imrchon, and the undergraduate tis stafl· 1 reasurer comprising the group) pression of permanency can be creatn fronl :rho~e duty it is to administer all ed only by monotonous repetition. to thl fatrs concerning the house propFurther, the alumni must realize IUS Stall er. The detailed workings are that they too have an obligation. This meant something like this: obligation does not mean that they •adhead· r should be always ready to shell out a. The chapter Treasurer collects sis tan!'· money. Such methods will cure the the a m o u n t, determined by Ire than n Denn) ~ ~ u m n i and undergraduates immediate problem but will not cure the cause. The responsibility lies in JOIOtly to be the proper figure, tions to a readiness to incorporate, assume rethe members and turns from trip. t~e aggregate over to the execu- sponsibility,· in full, for the housing shO,v} problem, and to handle the funds fed b hve committee treasurer. :rlin, \I' into the undergraduate chapter by · The executive committee treasiv Ale~ the undergraduates. urer then pays the rent or house :Manila As I pause to lift my head from Payments, pays the taxes, and rancisco· · my battered typewriter, I can feel has the house general upkeep o on ()c the righteous indignation which will attended. into PO' c. The chapter treasurer otherwise surge forth from some elements of ed attO ' n handles the affairs of his office our memoership as they read the ltspoke. above words. They will say, " Oh you in the usual manner. ~via wa' traitor! Here we are in screaming for ,vert qu;~ntrary to a belief held in some need of money and you tell us we d to rt ing r ers, the major problem of keepsh. stant~n u~dergraduate chapter con- need management! " In summary, we are doing this to lllan Y fmancially sound lies in the question, "What can you answer and agernent - not in a constant it i ready source of funds. While as a fraternity executive do to improve the management of the properintos t:ue that once a chapter gets ties owned 'by your various subordineed tre financial straits it really nate organizations?": is t s elp quickly, the true solution 1. Encouraging t h e undergraduate supeo provide sound advisory and chapters to let the alumni handle alu;v.tsory control through local the property. W0 .1 units. 2. Encouraging the alumni to take on dig htle it may appear that we have this responsibility. , \ve rbs~~d from the original question , The organization and installation serv e teve that the digression may of the alumni control system is a time are e !0 . show you how and why we contdr;vmg so relentlessly for alumni consl.lming job. This means that it unit;o of ou: undergraduate housing will be sometime before we, here in cessr · The htstory of our more suc- Central Office, will get around to making a personal appeal in the case clus· ul organizations bas proven con1'hi~v.el>:' that this is the wiser course. of each individual chapter. That day will come, however, so won't you up 00 Is ln no way intended to reflect ate hthose few isolated undergradu- undergraduate chapters help speed up enouc hpters which have been strong the process by calling your alumni together for the purpose of getting capa g to have a steady stream of handfle undergraduate officers to such a program under way? 1' e their own housing system. 0 cha this end, the undergraduate LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Not meaning to start anything! an p~? must realize that they have 0 "In the current issue, August, of the tgation to the alumni. First, o11 rnust be worthy of support. Sec- the STAR AND LAMP, on page 12 lllusf'l and vitally important, they is a picture under the title "What, et the alumni know that they Where, When and Who?" and on


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page 20, under "Answer to Questions under pictur~ on Page 12 ," you state that you are mdebted to George Howard, Epsilon, Professor of Education at University of Alabama. Well to be frank with you "Dog Eye" Howard is all wet on some of the information furnished - corrections as follows: The second convention was held at Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington, N. C., instead of Sullivan's Island near Charleston Since ~ was the host, I ought to know: I don t remember having been on Sullivan's Island in my entire life. I am sure Si Fogarty will remember the occasion, also John Carroll and Jack Barry, my room mate at Davidson· also they should remember "Red,'' Nichol's first name, as I remember he W<l;S ~rom South Carolina. Further, the 'Ytlham L. Shaw (deceased) is Wilh~m M. Shaw, Epsilon, very much ahve. If you will turn to page 26 under State and Federal Government (~u~. S~ar and Lamp), you will find Wilham M. Shaw, Epsilon, postmaster of Fayetteville, N. C. Just to keep the records straight. With kindest reg<l;rds. Fraternally," Signed: W. 1'.;1· (Btll) Shaw, Epsilon, FayetteVIlle, N. C. "Due to procrastination I guess that I am bringing up the ;ear when I. tell you th.e name of the unidentified Brother m the picture of the Convention at Sullivan's Island :' ~t was none other tha~ Brother Wtlham Hartz who was initiated at or. a.roun.d the same time as I was. Wtlham IS an attorney in Charleston. ~e left Alpha in 1911 , at the same time as I, and also affiliated with the the~ Su? Rosa Sigma Chapter at the Umverstty of South Carolina." Signed: W. Hampton Mixson, Alpha, '09 .

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J. Ed Jones Appointed D. A. District VIII J. Ed ]ones, Jr., has succeeded Clark McMahon as District Archon of District VIII, which embraces the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. Both Jones and McMahon are alumni of Alpha Sigma, University of Tennessee. Brother Jones is a native of Chattanooga where he attended the public schools. He was a star football player on the McCallie High School team and is now secretary of its alumni association. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1942. As an undergraduate he held the o f f i c e s of archon, treasurer, and rush chairman of Alpha Sigma. He held memberships in Scarab bean, senior honor society; Scabbard and Blade, military society; and was freshman adviser, sophomore class representative, and representative-at-large of the All Students Club; he was president of the Sophomore class ; a lieutenant in the ROTC ; a member of the Fraternity Relations Board and chairman of Greek Week of the same organization; and a member of the Y.M .C.A. He is a past president of the Chattanooga alumni chapter and a mem ber of the four-man group elected by Alpha Sigma actives and alumni to administer their housing fund. He is a member of the Elks Club and of the First Baptist Church of Chattanooga. He served as a lieutenant in the infantry in World War II. Brother Jones is associated in business with the General Alliance Corp. , of Chattanooga. He is married to the former Anne Pope and has two young prospective Pi Kapp sons, J. E. Jones, III, and Richard P. Jones.

W iII i am G. Jennings, Chi, Appointed Florida District Archon William G. Jennings, Chi, has been appointed District Archon for the State of Florida to succeed E. Barry Crim, Lambda, recently resigned. Pi Kappa Phi made a wise selection in turning over the district archon reins to Brother Jennings. Born in Montgomery, Ala., at approximately the age of t?ree, Brother

Bill moved with his family to Barre, Vermont. He attended grade schools and grad uated from Spaulding High there in June, 1929. After a year in business, he sold out hi interest and , in 1930, entered Stetson Un iversity, where he was initiated into Chi Chapter. He graduated from Stetson in 1935 with an LLB. degree. During college he was elected a member of Sigma Nu Phi legal fraternity and the local honorary society of the Mystic Krewe. He was awarded the Sigma Nu Phi scholarship key for the high-

was also associated with Barr~ Cri "'"Ne: Lambda, and ·other Polk County r·ass. Kapps in helping to bring about Befnd : Beta's installation at Florida- Sou~ 1 th ern College. c of . . . d 937. B rot h er Jenmngs Is marne an I ha~ ~hree children: Sa.ndra, age 11 n~ t Is an Wilham , Jr. , 8; and Michael, 5. ·Ubse !harg


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Colonel J ames B. Stapleton, On1 kin; cron, Medical Corps, has been exederve, tive officer of Letterman GenerM th Hospital, Presidio of San FrancisctBase since August, 1948. He was assigneCarne to Letterman shortly after receivin~orc~ his Master of Arts degree in Hospitl!' : Administration at Northwestern Un Is "' versity. He is a Fellow of the Ame(\1anc ican Medical Association and o·f tl1lhe I American College of Hospital A~ion J ministrators. In Col. Stapleton entered the Army jPecar 193 3 as a general duty medical officfp?th Ine -.---- July, or

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est three-year grade average in Law School. He also won the Harrison Book Award. After Law School, Jennings became an associate of the law finn of Stockton, Ulmer & Murchison, Jackson ville, Fla. He remained there until May, 1940. Except for a period of military service since that time, he has been employed in the Florida Branch Office of the Mortgage Loan and Real Estate Investment Department of The Prudential Insurance Company of f\merica at Lakeland, Florida, as Resident Attorney. Jennings entered the service in July, 1943 , as Lt. (jg) USNR and was honorably discharged January, 1946, with the rank of li eutenant. H e spent eleven months on Guam , M. 1., and seven months in other Pacific posts. A charter member of the Lakeland, Polk County Alumni Chapter, Bill

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at Fort 'Benning, Ga., immediatel~bee follo'wing his internship in a Nei~ce Orleans, La., hospital. He receiv av his MD degree from Tulane Univer l3 sity and his Bachelor of Arts troll tesi the 'u niversity of Alabama, where lr fatH was a member of Omicron Chapter~tat Pi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Chapter ~cu Phi Beta Pi. br After spending two years at For Ia~ Benning, he transferred to Carlisi• ~ Barracks, Pa., as a student in U11 the Medical Field Service School. OF






:rin, _Next, he went to Fort Banks, y Jlllass., where he worked in obstetrics Be_t~nd surgery before shifting to the utr.lth Medical Regiment for duty at chofield Barracks in Hawaii in June, 1937 an · 11 In July, 1939, Col. Stapleton was tent to Fort McPherson, Ga., for duty s an obstetrician and surgeon, and Subsequently he was the officer in dCharge of the Enlisted Technicians ' :1 chool at Lawson General Hospital, l Atlanta, Ga .. n J:Ie was with the invasion forces on OmJVkinawa in April 1944 where he ~ , ' ~ect erved first as the executive officer ~er~f the Medical Service, and later as :Isc(lllase Surgeon. In May, 1946, he begnefarne the Chief Surgeon of Army ivint'orces in the Western Pacific and IPit~_as stationed in Manila, . P. I. For Un 1S work during the Okinawa om.met~and, Col. Stapleton received both f th t~e Bronze Star and the CommendaAd 10 n Medal awards. b In February, 194 7, Col. Stapleton y i ecame commanding officer of . ~he ffice 2~th Station Hospital in the PhilipPines. He returned to the states in lily, 194 7 and then attended school or his Ma~ter's degree. b· lie is a resident of Dothan, Al_a1arna. He married Miss Munel i1oebius of New Orleans, La. , in 933 .. They have three children. Sue, ~r~e. 14 ; James, Jr. , age 7, and ~a0 1Cia Ann, age one year. They hve lin the post at Letterman General . 0Spital. Col. Stapleton issues a tncere invitation to his friends to ~im whenever they are in San

James L. Ballard, Jr., "ssigned Professorship Davidson College C James L. Ballard, Jr., Lieutenant bolonel, USA (Infantry) Epsilon, has iatel) een made Professor of M ilitary SciNeV~ce and Tactics at Davidson College, :eivei avidson, N . c. niver t ~rather Ballard was formerly a froJI reSident of Davidson, N.c. where his ~re }1 ather was for four years (1936-40) aptet ~tationed with the College ROTC apter ;culty as an officer of the Regular btrny. Young Ballard graduated from For 1 avtdson in 1939 with a BS cum arlish aude in Science. ' · n tJJ lh Ballard entered active duty with e Army in the summer of 1940, as AMfOF




a second Lieutenant in the Officers' in the course. From 1948 to 1949 he Reserve Corps, 8th Infantry, Fort took post-graduate work in the G~id­ Benning, Ga., to serve a competitive ed Missile field at the University of tour bf duty of one year, competing Southern California. He arrived at for a Regular Army commission Davidson from Los Angeles, Calif., under provisions of the Thomason in June, 1949. Act. He won his regular commission A much-decorated Army man, Coland in the summer of 1941 was onel Ballard's decorations consist of transferred to the lOth Infantry, 5th the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Combat Division, Fort Custer, Mich. , and Infantryman Badge, Army Commensent imm ediately to Iceland. dation Ribbon (3 times), Purple In January, 1943 , Ballard was · Heart (2 times) , and the Army Gentransferred to England where he be- eral Staff Identification Badge. Colonel Ballard is married and has two small daughters, Susan Carol age 3; Venita Sharon, age one. '

Highest Grades at Drake University Made By Pi Kapp William Lafferty, Beta Delta, made the highest academic averages in an enrollment of four thousand students at Drake University in the 1949 spring sP.mester. He was the only straight "A" student in the entire University. Bill, a native of Perry, Iowa, was educated there and graduated from

Lieutenant Colonel James L. Ballard, Jr.

came a platoon leader in the 29th Infantry D ivision. He landed in France, in the assault of Omaha .Beach, on D-Day. He served through the fighting in Europe, became a battalion commander as a lieutenant colonel in November, 1944, and was · wounded and hospitalized twice. In May, 1945, Ballard became aide to General Eisenhower's Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General W. Bedell Smith (later the ambassador to USSR). In that capacity he was present at the German surrende~ at Reims. He returned to the Umted States in June, 1945 (with Ge.neral Eisenhower's party) and was assigned to the War Department General Staff. For the following two years he served as Chief, Statistics Division, in the Office Chief of Staff. From 194 7 to 1948 he attended Command and Staff School, Air University Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., as on'e of three infantry officers

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the Perry high school in 1943 . He made a name for himself there as a scholar also. He took first place at the State Music contest on the trombone and first in bass voice. He was elected to Thespians, honorary dramatic group; to the speech club ; the 19

student council; the National Forensic League ; and was class president of the Junior class. He also won three letters in basketball. He joined the Army in August, 1943 and served in the southern states before going to New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan. He was discharged on December 30, 1945. Bill enrolled at Drake in the fall of 1946. He holds membership in the Commerce Club and won the University honor scholarship for the College of Commerce for three years in sue~ cession. (This scJ:lolarship is awarded the student with top scholastic averages in each class.) He has been in the concert and marching bands for three years and was property manager of the band department 20 years. He is a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon, honorary mathematics fraternity, where he served as vice-president prior to being elected president. He was elected to Helmet and Spurs, a local honorary listed in the QUAX (yearbook) as the highest honor to befall a Drake man. Out of twenty members selected, Bill was one of the three Juniors elected. He is now secretary of this honorary. · Bill was pledged to Pi Kappa Ph~ in February, 1949 and was initiated on March 5, this year. He served: as housing chairman until he was elected Archon in May. H.e is Beta Delta's representative on the· Interfraternity Council. Brother Lafferty is married to a forr.ner Drake music student and they have a young daughter, Jean Ann , six months old. His mother, Mrs. I. S. Lafferty, is serving Beta Delta as housemother this fall.

Young Pi Ka pp Made Secretary Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau Walter E. Crawford, Iota, was recently made secretary of the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Atlanta, Ga. The Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau is operated primarily for the purpose of bringing more conventions and more visitors to Atlanta. As secretary of the Bureau, Crawford contacts officials of various organizations all over the country who

contemplate holding conventions and sells them on the idea of going to Atlanta. Once he sells them , his Bureau cooperates with them in preparing and outlining their programs, securing hotel accommodations, obtaining meeting halls and furnishing registration facilities. One hundred and seventy-nine organizations, with a total of 89,945

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Influence the Future of GermanY· - in Berlin. · • Even before be left Denny had 10 into topic trouble. His advance 01~ in London tried to set up a debate :I socialized medicine, a subject rejec~~ by the British on the theory .t 3' Europeans tend to regard all ra?J 0 ~ a government voice and discussiOn i' such a touchy topic over the an might smack of government salesrn8,1 ship. The Americans and British c~nf Promised on the subj'ect of the socJa ized state. In Paris the original poser h~1 been: "What Is Necessary to rnsdt Peace in Europe?" The French JI 01 murred- 6n the ground that theWeer "peace," in France at least, had b 1, so overused by the Communists as .1 10 be unavailable to other factionsg ~~ stead Town Meeting debated: " ~t Can France and the United Star· Help Promote a Stable and ProsPe ous Europe?" As the portable Town Meeting t~ 1 off, it seemed evident that some~hedl in the subsequent 30,000-odd mrleS r travel it might run into more cont~ ~ versy. But Denny was not concerned "We may stub our toe;" he supp05 "but that's the great adventure."


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delegates, held their conyentions in Atlanta in 1948. These delegates are estimated to have spent $8,500,000 during their stay in the city. Crawford attended West Fulton High School in Atlanta, from which he graduated in 1943. He was an All City and All Conference quarterback in 1941 and 1942. When be graduated, he entered the Navy Air Corps, and served as gunner in a Liberator Squadron, operating in the Pacific. .Before being discharged in 1945, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, with two gold stars, and the Presidential Unit Citation. He entered Georgia Tech in March, 1946, and during that same month married the former Virginia Thomason of Atlanta. While at Tech he won two Varsity letters in baseball and was president of Iota Chapter m 1948. Answer to question under picture o~ page 12: Leaders in Alpha Rho ·vatian program: L. to Rho; Lamar Wotring, Watkins,

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ter· James Armstrong and William pe 1, son, and later William Anderson pi· his list, to comprise the charter meoi bers of the chapter. A formal coin mission was issued authorizing ~t to install California Gamma on cember 12, 1908. This was, without a doubt! t~ most significant charter grant 1nthat Kappa Phi's history. It proved tbr Pi Kappa Phi was destined frorn eC beginning to be national and notJntl tiona! in character. It showed i~ even then, this had become the d~!st· of the founders. It recalled the pi ing impressions which the early rnert .bers of Pi Kappa Phi must have jti ceived and the desire for fraterfleP which they retained. When .he pil l tered the University of Cal!for



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te?'he embryonic Pi Kappa Phi chapWas at the. University of Washington quet;,o~ceiVed at a "Vimy Ridge BanWar In April, 1920, after World Can ~' when a group of returned ver ~dian students attending the Unigan~Ity of Washington decided to orto hze a University Canadian Club and old Canadian students together ing 10 serve future Canadians enterlive 1he University. Its further objecftien v.:as to. promote a feeling of and dhness between the Canadian£ RUes:he students of the nation, who~e s they were l'h . ~1a e Club, formally organized on Stit~rs, 1920, adopted a simple conbeg· 1 ~n and a house was secured the 111 qua 111 ng of the following winter r1er. ca!he Young Canadian group, beon e of the difficulties in carrying ideaas a club, began entertaining the ity of becoming a national fratern1\rne ~nd branching out into other l92tcan colleges. In December, &ani ' the U. C. C. disbanded and orlion~ed as Chi Upsilon Chi, a naadopt fraternity, and framed and A ed a new constitution. l92L;he beginning of the school year ect a ·3. the fledgling national pledghut hnumber of desirable Canadians, ad to amend its by-laws and ()F

constitution so as to admit to membership "any male of pure white blood who professed the Christian faith." This was necessitated by the paucity of Canadians then entering Washington beca use .of 0 e splendid progress of the Umverstty of British Columbia. The same year the fraternity abandoned its ambition to become a national in favor of s e e k i n g membership in an American fraternity. A committee, with Walter R . Jones as chairman, was appointed to canvass the possibilities and to recommend action to the chapter. In the spring of 1923 Walter R. Jones brought Pi Kappa Phi's George A. Odgers, a graduate student and a n alumnus of Nu chapter, to the house for dinner . The members had seen Pi Kappa Phi 's STAR AND LAMP were impressed by it, and later b~ George, who did a masterful Pi Kappa Phi selling jo? · A~ a mee~­ ing later assembled, Ch1 Ups~l?n Ch1! unanimously voted to petitiOn PI Kappa Phi. Alpha Delta was formally installed at the University of Washington on February 24 1924, by Roy J. Heffner, Gamm~, Past National President, and George Allen Odgers, Nu. ALPHA ZETA, OREGON STATE COLLEGE

grown from seven to twenty-four members and were recognized as an outstanding g r o u p on the Oregon State campus. Thus, when they were inspected by George Allen Odgers, Nu, they were found to have measured up in full to the standards set for admission into the Order of Pi Kappa Phi. From all indications they would take their places within our ranks fully equip·ped for the tasks that faced them as a part of a national organization. The following men were initiated as charter members: Thurman J. Starker, Harry S. Irvine, Philip Begue, Nelson J . Hohl , Earl G. Davis Felix ]. Subject, Marshall W. Stone: Anthony D. Cannavina, Edward D. Dregnie, Joseph Wilcox, Frank L. Howard, Ralph R. Small, Charles A. Olsen, Ralph T. Ure, Sidney C. Jones, Arthur L. Sliffe, George Jackson Robert E. Williams, Curtis E . Price, Kurt E. Keesler, Thomas L. Carter, Gilbert D . Morgan, Wilfred D. Lovegreen, and Joseph B. Hoag. The pledge list consisted of : Max H. England, Angus H. Griffin, Harold E. Conklin, William T. Welch, Stanley A. Blaue, Milorad ]. Angelich, Harold Harder, and Donald Campbell. Alpha Zeta was installed by J . Boyd Oliver, Gamma, and Walter R . Jones, Alpha Delta, on December 21 1924. ' With the exception of three years during World War II, it has been in constant operation ever since. The chapter owns and operates one of the finest fraternity houses on the Oregon State campus. It has a long and enviable list of outstanding alumni and its undergraduates are prominent in all campus activities.

A group of men, headed by Wilfred D. Lovegren (who is now deceased), and consisting of. Antho~y D. Cannavina, Ernest E. Fisher, Gilbert D. Morgan, George H. Jackson, Earl G. Davis, and Marshall Stone, might be said to be the on~­ inal charter members of what today IS known as our third Pacific Coast chapter, Alpha Zeta at Oregon State ALPHA OMEGA College. Drawn together for the purUNIVERSITY OF OREGON poses of friendship and ~roth~rhood , Oregon's second chapter and Pi this small group orgamzed mto a club on September 22, 192_1 ; organ- Kappa Phi 's fourth on th~ Pacific ized into the local fratermty, Delta coast, Alpha Omega, had long been Phi Sigma in February, 1923 ; and the dream of every Oregon State man made plans to petition a national fra- from the time Alpha Zeta became a ternity all within a period of three part of Pi Kappa Phi. When Alpha Zeta reactivated in 1946, many of her years. The first year after forming their men gave able assistance to the inclub they leased and furnished a cept!on of Al~ha Omega, not only in house ; passed the college sch~larship servtces, but m monetary considerarequirements; and carefully. la1d the1r tions. In the school year 1934-3 5 Alpha plans to petition .the ~atwnal fr~­ ternity of their chmce, PI Kappa Ph1. Zeta made an attempt to contact a At that time, in 1923, they had local on the University of Oregon






campus, but to no avail. With the advent of World War II, however, there were numerous transfers from Alpha Zeta, not only to the University of Oregon, but to many other campuses throughout the west and . the United States : Among those who transferred to Oregon were Ken and Vic Doherty and a pledge named Robert H. Dempsey. Ken Doherty, the driving force behind getting Alpha Omega started, worked in close contact with National Secretary J. Al Head, Alpha Zeta, and Marion Sigovich, Alpha Zeta the then district archon. The work started in the 1945-46 school year and after preliminary contacts were mad~ with the college, certain organizational details taken care of, a petition was made and a charter granted in the fall of 1947. The installation was held in the early part of December, 1947 with National Secretary J. AI Head as installing officer, and R. G. Harris, then president of the Portland Alumni, as assistant installing officer. Dr. George Allen Odgers gave an address of welcome, Ralph Snider, the present district archon, and former D. A. Marion Sigovich, took prominent parts. as did the undergrads and the Portland alumni, and, more specifically, Alpha Omega's chapter adviser, Will~am Bruce Shaw, Omicron, (Universtty of Alabama.) Brother Shaw, who works in Eugene, Oregon, is an example of that "hands across the continent" fraternal feeling that Pi Kapps everywhere have for each other. He was the guiding genius behind giving the young Oregon group advice at the alumni level. He held · them together during their first few mo~ths before petitioning and is still guiding them . Pi Kappa Phi, the National, is very grateful and proud of these stalwart westerners- among them all lurks a spirit that bodes well for the Order. Since the inception of the Gamma Alpha Delta, Alpha Zeta, and lastly: Alpha Omega, from the first initiate to the last man, the west coast Pi' Kapps have been a constant source of inspiration. To get to know them is worth a trek across the continent. 22


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-----------------------------------------------------------~cecom Doug!< ant cashier of the National Bank of Athe llcr kr BIRTHS William Thompson, Alpha Chi, \1 y" fc A daughter, Frankie Ellen, was born on married · to Miss Jane Neville .pf Mia~ctric , July 24th, to Lieut. and Mrs. Frank M. F1a., on June 5. ll))e s' Miles, Chi. Brother Miles is an ORC InJack Britton, III, Alpha Chi was m~tty p structor at Hdqrs., Montgomery Military ried on June 17 to Miss Dorothy CriblodeJ, c Sub-District, Montgomery, Ala. Address: James Harrison Greene, Mu, and ~dding 108 Old Post Office Building, Montgomery, Jean Jeffery, both of Syracuse, N. Y., w( Atlm Ala. married on August 20. lher 1 MARRIAGES AND ENGAGEMENTS Victor F. Jolly, Lambda, Decatur, and Miss Wynette Fuller, Thomson, Leslie Rogers, Jr., Beta . Epsilon, of Auxwere married on July 9. vasse, Missouri, was married to Miss Betty William Lindsay Harper, Lambda, J ] une· Turner of Hastings, :t';ebraska on up, Ga., and Miss Betty Ann Sasservil September 4. Atlanta, Ga., were married on Charles Bailey Rice, Iota, Johnson City, Thomas K. Balkcom, Jr., Iota, Tenn., and Miss Hazel Hunt Donaldson, Ga., and Miss Marjorie Memmert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dee Donaldson, Tenn., and Atlanta, Ga., were married the Peachtree Christian Church, Atla on July 22. Joseph W. McWhorter, Omicron, Su merville, Ga., and Miss Rosemary head, Berryton, Ga., were married in early fall. George Denton, Gamma, and Miss andra Wikman recently announced engagement. Frank Patton, Gamma, and Miss Silen announced their engagement reocn•,11•·' Joseph T. Melvin, Jr., Kappa, boro, N. C., and Miss Florence Morr\ M Wilso n, N. C., announced their engagemer1e r. c 111 Ernest Smith, Alpha Delta, and :rvf to Vivian Flaherty were married in June. 1'heo The following Alpha Zeta men weer, At}· recently married: t! Chici M. Kenneth Hosler, to Miss Marian fd lhei wert, Sherwood, Oregon, August 14, ~Cddin Portland, Ore.; William D . Guyer, to t Sc vc . form er Miss Betty Rogers, Kappa KaP!Iast Bailey D. Rice, Iota, son of the late Gamma, July 31, in Portland, Ore .; Franlhc 1 St Devereux D. Rice, former National President M. Trusty, to Miss Phyllis Sweeney, Ju a. ~; of Pi Kappa Phi. 10, in McMinnville, Ore.; Mark Hartley aJt I Miss June Savage, September 18, in NySi Uca: . 4 Vassar Ave., Rome, Ga., were married in Oregon. Ired the First Baptist Church, Rome, Georgia John Dee, Mu , was married in Durha angi on September 12. Brother Rice is the son N. C. on June 6. Jack McConnell, ~l\rcho of Mrs. Dorothy Bailey Rice and the late and Miss Dorothy L. Watters were rnahvcct~ Devereux D. Rice, former National Presried in Ashland, Pa ., on July 30. ident of Pi Kappa Phi. Six members of Beta Beta were marril Brooke Reeve, Jr., Iota, Atlanta, Ga ., during the summer: Laurence Henycr and Miss Virginia Williams, Savannah, Ga., Garfield, N. J .; William Herring, Patt1tQ 11 were married in Christ Church, Savannah, so n, N. J.; William Wittpenn, Jersey Cit so Ga., November 12. The couple will live in N. J.; Robert Cowles, Johnstown, J'l Savannah where Reeve is associated with Donald Gillard, Allendale, N.J.; and Jo\'Ran, the Steel Products Co. Wilder, Lakeland, Fla. cnt J Joseph M. !\;feRae, Lambda, Athens, Ga., Manly S. Stockton, Mu, Atlanta, G~h·Scp and Miss Jean Watkins, Albany, Ga., were married on October 8. They are living in · and Miss Barbara Anne Kerr, Elizabeth lie ! N. J., announced their engagement 1 c rq Athens where Brother McRae is an assistTHE




r--r1eptember 29. Brother Stockton is associtied with the American Association Jnsur___..1nce compan ies in St. Louis, Mo. Doug la Britton Leigh , Alph a Epsilon, Mhe!llettcr known as the " sign king of Broad" ~ay" for his spec tacular and animated Mi!lnll~ctric signs scaling the buildings of the ~line Square area, was married to Miss rna etty Patricia Chamberlain New York Crib~odei, on July 18, in Atla~ta, Ga. The i Mt~Cdding was a quiet one a nd took p lace ., weill Atlanta, Ga ., the home of Leigh's bother and brothe r.

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Rescuers plucked 4-year-old Pat from hi s outstretched arms some ten minutes after the little girl fell over the sid e. He apparently held her aloft until help arrived. The little girl was unharmed except for shock, but Oswego and Oregon City firstaid crews, working four hours with resuscitators, were unable to revive Meinke. Meinke, his daughter and five sma ll boys were cru ising at the east end of the lake in a 20-foot motor launch owned by a neighbor when the girl toppled into the water. Her father left the wheel and jumped in .after her with his 'clothes on. Meinke's 8-yca r-old son, Michael, unable to stop the pilotless speedboat, steered into shore. A neighbor, Larry Hofer and hi s weekend guest, Walter Lantz, Hollywood movie produc·er, went to the aid of th e flounder ing man and his ·daughter in a small outboard motorboat. Within SO yards of Meinke, Lantz, reportedly a "strong" swim mer, dived in and swa m to the attorney, who by then appeared to have ceased struggling. Another swimmer, unidentified, reached the scene simultaneously, grabbed the girl and pulled off toward another boat.


Obse rvers said Meinke's wrist watch stopped at 7:55 p. m. He was pronounced dead so me four hours later after first airJ efforts failed. 'orri


and Mrs. Douglas Leigh, newlyweds "' to be looking into their future .


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Vocalis, .former pledge of Pi Chap-

w prt ,CAt! ' . anta, G a., and M iss Lillian Con d ts £td hlcago and Palm Beach, Fla., announc-

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their engagement in September. The take place in December.

til Cddin g W I'JJ ~apr• Several Xi , •ast

men took wedding vows this .. ran"th sum mer: Harry Whiteside marrted Jtt\1 c f~rmer Miss Elizabeth Burch, Fincastle, ey \lfa. 1ay" McClaugherty and Miss Ellen !ys>lualtz we re married in Chicago, Ill. Jim ~t cas and his bride, the former Miss Mil ~ B . . harl!an . rammer, set up housekeepmg m ]\1 t hglllg Rock, Va. Wilbur Mann, former )'ll O ~~ on, and Miss Mary Garder, a Pi Kapp cctheart were married in August.

Brother Meinke had built up a law practice in Portland, Oregon specia lizing in labor relations. He represented scores of employers in labor negotiations. He was a graduate of Orego n Stale Co llege where he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi and student body prc3ident from 1929 to 1930, and of the Northwestern College of Law. H e was admitted to the bar in July 1934 and opened a Jaw office in Portland in 1936, after serving five years in the trust department of the United States Nation al bank. In 1940 he ran for the Republican nom.ination for state representative, but lost. He had been active in the Republican party, se rving a te rm as vice president of the Multnomah chapter of the Oregon Republican club.





Cif' llson D. Meinke Drowns Po Saving Young Daughter Joilillc~a11son D . Memke . , Alpha Zeta, promnt p

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ort1and, Oregon attorney, drowned

Gl h'J cptember 2, in Lake Oswego, Oregon

be1 h c Sa ving his 4-year-o ld daughter after 1

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Norman C. Shuford, Jr., Succumbs After Fatal Accident Number 283 in the files of Alpha Sigma will always have a sad meaning for the Tennessee chapter, l'Oumber 283 wa s the chapter number of a beloved fraternity brother, Norman Cl ifford Shuford, Jr. Brother Shuford joined the chapter eternal,

which is the destiny of each of us last August 30th. While comi~g back to · Knoxville from Oak Ridge with two other fraternity brothers, their car skidded on the wet pavement and collided with a concrete post. Brother Shuford was criticall y injured a nd died 20 days later. Alpha Sigma will always have a fond place in its heart for Norman. He was one of those rare people possessing a clean mind, quick wit , and the abi lity to get along with anyone. If someone wanted to go down for a coke, Brother Shuford was sure to be asked; if a job requiring patience and tact arose, Norman was the man . Norman entered the University of Tennessee from Carnegie Institute of Technolog~ in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; having been raised in Black Mountain, North Carolina. He wa s initiated into the frate rnity last May, but in t he short length of time that he was there he gained the friendship of everyone in the chapter by his friendliness and willingness to co-operate. Twenty-two years is not a long life among the races of men, but Norma n managed to crowd the excitement and adventure of fifty years into that short space of ' time. The grim reaper, whom we all must meet in time, claimed a perso n rich in integrity a nd honor . The number 283 may sound extremely prosaic, but to Alpha Sigma it stands for a Brother whom a ll knew, admired , and loved.

Dr. S. A. Folsom Died Suddenly Dr. Spencer A. Folsom, Eta, 52, well known physician and resident of Orlando, Florida since 1926 died suddenly of a heart attack during the summer. One of Florida's leading diagnosticians, Dr. Folsom was widely known in medical circles. He was a past president of the Orange County F lorida Medical Society and past president of the medical staff of Orange Memorial Hospital. H e was also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the American Medical Association. Dr. Folso m received his medical degree from Emory University in 1917. He was a veteran of World War I, serving as a doctor with the Marine Corps. He was a member of the Orlando Country Club, the Chamber of Commerce a nd the Episcopal church. Dr. Folsom is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Margaret Folsom, one son, Spencer Jr., and one daughter, J can.

.Alpha Xi Brother Passes Herbert H. Jackson, Alpha Xi, who was graduated from Brooklyn Polytechnic with the degree of B.S. in 1905, died September 10.

By occupation he was an engineer and spent a good part of his career in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. While in college Brother Jackson was

a member of the track team, the varsity football team, and captain of the varsity basketball team. He was vice-president of the Polytechnic Dramatic Association, and also served on the editorial board of the College periodical, and College annual. Word has been received in Central Office that Teece L. Lewis, Alpha Gamma,

died April 27 1949. No particulars rounding his death were given.


Zeta Chapter reported that Dr. Jo¢ William Potter an alumnus of Zeta 1' father of Wofford pledge, Joe pot! died after several months illness in jl{a· 1949. Dr. Potts had been a physician Easley, S. C. for a long period of year> 1


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Eac Thanks to Pi Kapps all over, our " lost list" of Pi Kapps is growing smaller and smaller. Our appeal in the STAR AND LAMP has been so successful, we intend to make this a permanent feature in the magazine. An additional list of "lost Pi Kapps" is printed below. These men are entitled to receive the STAR AND LAMP for life. Do you know the addresses of any of them? If so, please write the name and address on a post card and send to Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, Virginia Building, Richmond 19, Virginia. (The year indicated after the chapter is the date initiated. The number in parenthesis is the chapter roll number.)

Alabama Polytechnic Institute Earl C. Adams W. Morris Allen Riley E . Cunningham James D . Deslonde Arthur W. Frazier John Ray Fuller F. Fred Gunter James D. Hartsfield Richard T . Holtzclaw Adiel W. Jackson John T)10mas Jent George M. Moore, Jr. John H. Parham, Jr. Lynwood H. Poole James E. Robbins, Jr. John Watkins Smith Howard H . Stewart Luther Otis Swint Erquiet Taylor Harry M . Trafford, Jr. Jesse P . Walker L. L. Woolbright, Jr.

A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota

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University of Michigan Joseph P. White

A-Kappa '27 ( 31)

A-Lambda A-Lambda A-Lambda A-Lambda A-Lambda A-Lambda

'35 '27 '29 '29 '31 '27

( 23) ( 51) ( 25)

'28 '33 '29 '27 '28 '30

( 11)

( 18) ( 37)

Peunsylvania State College Stanley L. Bernheim John F. Bierer John E. Farquhar George M. Mizell Donald E. Ruth Richard M. Shave Frank Steinhilper

A-Mu A-Mu A-Mu A-Mu A-Mu A-Mu A-Mu

'45 '31 '31 ' 29 '27 '37 '38

(268) ( 87) ( 31) ( 58) ( 30) (154) (166)

Ohio State University Charles T. Rea Lester K . Thompson

A-Nu '27 ( 36) A-Nu '31 ( 80)

Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute Neil S. Coppola Henry J. Gaffney William R. Johnson George C. Kirkegaard Ward Donald Paley Joel Elmer Randall Walter Thielke Harry Edward Young

A-Xi A-Xi A-Xi A-Xi A-Xi A-Xi A-Xi A-Xi

'38 '29 '31 '28 '29 '30 '32 '29

(235) (158) (179) ( 48) (150) (161) (185) (135)

Iowa State College

University of West Virginia John McLean Adkins A-Rho Lucien C. Clipfel A-Rho Donald Robert Headlee A-Rho Woodrow Shellia Horn A-Rho Ralph Izard A-Rho Theodore R. C. King A-Rho Charles Leet A-Rho Thomas C. Madden, Jr. A-Rho August Marques A-Rho Wilbur Lynn Masonheimer A-Rho A-Rho Thomas C. McGuire A-Rho Clarence W. Menear A-Rho Paige E. Sapp John Thomas St. Clair A-Rho

( 61) ( l)

( 31) ( 28) ( 42) ( 16)

Joe J . Patton James M. Jones Theodore Lee Robert H. Payne

A-Sigma A-Sigma A-Sigma A-Sigma

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute lhe Francis M . Clifford Adrian R. Maxwell Ralph Macfarland North W. Richard Phillips

A-Tau A-Tau A-Tau A-Tau

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Drexel Institute of TechnologY . AI Julius C. Breme Jr. A-Upsilon '36 (I~ Om~ Harvl}y Weller Bush A-Upsilon '33 ((; llleejl

Richard Cauffman Wm. P. Fitzgerald Jr. Henry D . Gaul Joseph F. Wheeler

A-Upsilon A-Upsilon A-Upsilon A-Upsilon

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( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( (

18) 36) 24) 37) 35) 25) 1) 48) 9)

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'37 ( 63) '33 ( 41)

Sam T. Beaman A-Sigma '40 ( 118) Paul W. Beck A-Sigma '41 (130) Robert E. Deal A-Si~ma '42 (143) William P. Miller Jr. A-Sigma '47 (232) William Ernest Norteman A-Sigma '31 ( 26)



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Illinois Institute of TechnologY, a~di Harold N. Coursen Charles E. Farr Richard C. Harper Alvin F. Hibbeler Robert Nevin Johnson Wm. Edward Osborne Lawrence M. Simon Gordon M. Sommer Clarence L. Weeks Elmer A. We~ner Dale E. William

A-Phi A-Phi A-Phi A-Phi A-Phi A-Phi A-Phi

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College of Charleston

Thomas Victor Lapsley A-Omicron '32 ( 81)

University of Tennessee

University ot Mississippi James T . Brookshire Oliver E. Cathey Wiley L. Gaither 0. Pinkney Gamer Woodrow C. Jones Frank A. Latham

John Edward May,' Jr. A-Lambda Richard Albert Miller A-Lambda Virgil Edward O'Neil A-Lambda Ira A. Rathbun A-Lambda Cecil K. Roach A-Lambda George E. Winston A-Lambda

William C. Achurch William C. Ballard Richard Bradham Darby M. Fulton William D. Fulton Heman H. Higgins Kenneth B. Jennings William C. Leslie David R. Lide Luther L. Long William E. Massey Robert V. Moore Charles B. Powell William G. Rustin Paul Viohl Charles A. Weinheimers, John Taylor West Arthur I. Whiteside

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Presbyterian College James C. Belk H . Lamar Duke Heyward J. Hindman James B. McCravy H. Wilton Shaw James Leslie Smith THE


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lhe p· ~ano, sang the Purdue Hymn and 1 ( • sang ~ appa Phi Red Rose ; Vern Pu IIi ng ( ~· the allads to his own accompaniment on ( ·: so]o auto-harp; and Dick Cotten sang a (19! Piano~ccornpanied by Don Smith at the

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l'he p·1 in r.W Orne Kappa Phi Mothers' Club of vsician afte ga chapter held a meeting on Sunday rnoon M f yeats house ' ay 8, 1949, in the chapter a dist at Purdue. Many of them came from lakin ance a n d were week end guests, para de]'g .of d'Inner on Sunday night, and Icious t urk ey d'mner Sunday noon. '34 (,. corsa mother was presented a beautiful 10 ge of red roses. '31 ( '46 (tq! llefore th IVay h e Sunday meeting got under '46 (2° ' t e. b oys, grouped m . front of the Crand

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IIIeeu as 0 ff'Icers to the assemb lage, the l.trs ~g was turned over to the president, Sh ohn C. English. ent e hreported that 20 mothers were pres\V 0 addit' attended the year before; an th· Iona] 19 who had not; a total of IrtY-nine },rrs. 111. . dianapo)' cQu1sten, representing the Inbeen d Is mothers, reported that $19 had ~~>as s onated by her group, $11.40 of which PallcrPent for hand towels, and $3.48 for 'the towels, much needed by the house. need. srnan balance was held for further

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A motion was made and passed that a charge of $1.00 be made for initiation fees of new members. The yearly dues remain at $1.00. The secretary's report was then read and approved. The trea~urer's report showed a balance of $61.77 on hand. Mrs. English then revealed that the Fathers' Club had voted that $7 5 of the treasury funds be turned over to the members to be used for any purpose they chose. At the suggestion of Mrs. Geiger, a Happiness • Bowl was placed on the president's table for donations from the mothers, the proceeds from which would be used for draperies for Omega's Great Hall and Library. A total of $107 donated was ample evidence of their appreciation of the high standards of the boys. The following officers were then nominated and elected: Mrs. Guthrie Carr, West Lafayette, Ind., president; Mrs. Glen Geiger, Ft. Wayne, Ind., vice-president; and Mrs. Howard H. Michaud, West Lafayette, Ind., secretary-treasurer.

A motion was then made and passed that Bob English, senior archon, be given a vote of appreciation for his splendid work and guidance as Archon of Pi Kappa Phi. Respectj?tlly s11bmitted, Mas. JOHN C. ENGLISH, president Mas. HowARD H. MICHAUD, secy.-treasurer.

Chattanooga, Tennessee Alumni Chapt~r The Chattanooga alumni chapter bas been stressing the Building Fund for Alpha Sigma chapter for the past six months. Headquarters for the builcling fund is located here. J. Ed. Jones, the new District Archon has been chairman of our gro up, but resigned at the last meeting and Ed Byrd and Arnold Cobb ' have taken joint-chairmanship. To date we have $1003.00 in cash and $350.00 in pledges. It isn't too much but is at least a start. Our more immediate and pressing project was getting another house for the boys in Knoxville when the University notified them they wou ld have to vacate 1541 w. Cumberland Ave. We secured, through all pressure we could bring to bear, the house at 1516 W. Cumberland and feel that Alpha Sigma was fortunate to get it. The Un iversity had to go to great pains to move out the landlady who was runnin<> a rooming and tourist home. " LEE RYERSON, Ja., Secretary

Chicago Alumni Chapter The Chicago alumni chapter met at 7:30 in the Illini Center of the LaSalle Hotel on September 22, 1949. There were 24 brothers present. This was the third meeting of the year for the group. Hereafter the chapter will meet on the third Thursday of each month.

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.Alpha Xi Brother Passes Herbert H. Jackson, Alpha Xi, who was graduated from Brooklyn Polytechnic with the degree of B.S. in 1905, died September 10.

By occupation he was an engineer and spent a good part of his career in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. While in co llege Brother Jackson was

a member of the track team, the varsity football team, and captain of the varsity basketball team. He was vice-president of the Polytechnic Dramatic Association, and also served on the editorial board of the College periodical, and College an nual. Word has been received in Central Office that Teece L. Lewis, Alpha Gamma,

died April 27 1949 . No particulars-:> s1 rounding his death were given. Zeta Chapter reported that Dr. JQse PI William Potter an alumnus of Zeta a father of Wofford pledge, Joe Pot! died after several months illness in ~ 1' 1949. Dr. Potts had been a physicia-n Prn1 Easley, S. C. for a long period of yearshlftc1 ou•

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Thanks to Pi Kapps all over, our "lost list" of P i Kapps is growing smaller and smaller. Our appeal in the STAR AND LAMP has been so successful, we intend to make this a permanent feature in the magazine. An additional list of "lost Pi Kapps" is printed below. These men are entitled to receive the STAR AND LAMP for life. Do you know the addresses of any of them? If so, please write the name and address on a post card and send to Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, Virginia Building, Richmond 19, Virginia. (The year indicated after the chapter is the date initiated. The number in parenthesis is the chapter roll number.)

Alabama Polytechnic Institute Earl C. Adams W. Morris Allen Riley E. Cunningham Jam es D. Dcslonde Arthur W. Frazier John Ray Fuller F. Fred Gunter James D. Hartsfield Richard T. Holtzclaw Adiel W. Jackso n John T)10mas Jent George M. Moore, Jr. John H. Parham, Jr. Lynwood H . Poole Jam es E. Robbins, Jr. John W(ltkins Smith Howard H . Stewart Luther Otis Swint Erquiet Taylor Harry M. Trafford, Jr. Jesse P. Walker L. L. Woolbright, Jr.

A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota A-Iota

'27 (141) '40 ( 185) '26 ( 30) '39 ( 178) ' 38 ( 169 ) '27 ( 45) '39 ( 181) '42 (228) '26 (27) '29 ( 80) '33 ( 116) '26 ( 8) '43 (25 1) '31 ( 95) '29 ( 71) '30 ( 89) '42 {229)

'28 ( 63) ' 28 ( 68) '38 (166) '36 (141) '42 (233)

University of Michigan Joseph P. White

A-Kappa '27 ( 31)

University ot Mississippi James T. Brookshire Oliver E. Cathey Wiley L . Gaither 0. Pinkney Garner Woodrow C. Jones Frank A. Latham 24 '

A-Lambda A-Lambda A-Lambda A-Lambda A-Lambda A-Lambda

'35 ( 61) '27 ( 1) '29 ( 31) '29 ( 28) '31 ( 42) '27 ( 16 )

John Edward May, ' Jr. A-Lambda Richard Albert Miller A-Lambda Virgil Edward O'Neil A-Lambda Ira A. Rathbun A-Lambda Cecil K. Roach A-Lambda George E. Winston A-Lambda

'28 ( 23) '33 ( 51 ) '29 ( 25) '27 ( 11) '28 ( 18) '30 (37)

Peunsylvania State College Stanley L. Bernheim John F. Bierer John E. Farquhar George M. Mizell Donald E. Ruth Richard M. Shave Frank Steinhilper

A-Mu A-Mu A-Mu A-Mu A-Mu A-Mu A-Mu

'45 (268) '3 1 ( 87) '31 ( 31) '29 ( 58) ' 27 ( 30) '37 ( 154 ) '38 (166)

Ohio State University Charles T. Rea Lester K. Thompson

A-Nu '27 ( 36) A-Nu '31 ( 80)

Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute Neil S. Coppola Henry J. Gaffney William R . Johnso n George C. Kirkegaard Ward Donald Paley Joel Elmer Randall Walter Thielke Harry Edward Young

A-Xi A-Xi A-Xi A-Xi A-Xi A-Xi A-Xi A-Xi

'38 (235) ' 29 (158) ' 31 ( 179) '28 ( 48) ' 29 (150) '30 ( 161) ' 32 ( 185) '29 (135)

Iowa State College

University of West Virginia '30 ' 31 '30 '32 '31 '30 '30 '34 '30

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Francis M. Clifford Adrian R. Maxwell Ralph Macfarland North W. Richard Phillips

A-Tau A-Tau A-Tau A-Tau

'31 '31 '31 '41

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. Drexe I Instrtute of Tee hnologY Juliu s C. Breme Jr. Harv y Weller Bush Rich a rd Cauffman Wm. P. Fitzgerald Jr. Henry D. Gaul Jo sep h F. Wheeler

A-Upsilon A-Upsilon A-Upsilon A-Upsilon A-Upsilon A-Upsilon


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Illinois Institute of TechnologY Harold N. Coursen Charles E. Farr Rich a rd C. Harper Alvin F. Hibbeler Robert Nevin Johnson Wm. Edward Osborne Lawrence M. Simon Gordon M. Sommer Clarence L. Weeks Elmer A. We~ner Dale E. William

A-Phi A-Phi A-Phi A-Phi A-Phi A-Phi A-Phi A-Phi A-Phi A-Phi A-Phi

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William C. Achurch William C. Ballard Richard Bradham Darby M. Fulton William D. Fulton Heman H. Higgins Kenneth B. Jennings William C. Leslie David R. Lide Luther L. Long William E. Massey Robert V. Moore Charles B. Powell William G. Rustin Paul Viohl Charles A. Weinheimers, John Taylor West Arthur I. Whiteside

Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Jr. Alpha Alpha Alpha

'27 (111'

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Presbyterian College

University of Tennessee Sam T. Beaman A-Sigma Paul W. Beck A-Sigma Robert E. Deal A-Siqma William P. Miller Jr. A-Sigma William Ernest Norteman A-Sigma

A-Sigma A-Sigma A-Sigma A-Sigma

College of Charleston

Thomas Victor Lapsley A-Omicron '32 ( 81)

John McLean Adkins A-Rho Lucien C. Clipfel A-Rho Donald Robert Headlee A-Rho Woodrow Shellia Horn A-Rho Ralph Izard A-Rho Theodore R . C. King A-Rho Charles Leet A-Rho Thomas C. Madden, Jr. A-Rho AuJ!ust Marques A-Rho Wilbur Lynn Masonheimer A-Rho A-Rho Thomas C. McGuire A-Rho Clarence W. Mcnear A-Rho Paige E. Sapp John Thomas St. Clair A-Rho

Joe J. Patton J a mes M. Jones Theodore Lee Robert H . Payne

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'31 ( 26)

James C. Belk H . Lamar Duke Hevward J . Hindman James B. McCravy H . Wilton Shaw James Leslie Smitb

Beta Beta Beta Beta Beta Beta

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chapter held a mee ting on Sunday earslft erno on, May 8, 1949, in the chapter ° liSC at Purdue. Many of th em came from t1 d~sla nce and were week end guests, parak tng of dinner on Sunday night, a nd a delicious turkey dinner Sunday noon. ( 1 ach mother was presented a beautiful ( l orsage of red roses.

g~,al3efore the Sunday meeting got under Y, lhe boys, grouped in front of the llte ~a nd . piano , sang the Purdu e Hymn and ( e Pt Kappa Phi R ed Rose; Vern Pullin g ( ~ng ba llads to his own acco mpaniment on ( e auto- harp; and Di ck Cotten sa ng a (l llolo accompanied by Don Smith at the gY 1ano . (I After Archon Bob English introdu ced 0 ( tnega's officers to the assemblage, the ( ~ llleet· tng was turned over to the president, 1, ( •oi.Y! t (II 5· J ohn C. English. ( '. She repo rted th at 20 mothers were presgY 'll[ act • wI1o attended th e year befo re; an tn·dtttonal 19 who had not ; a total of 1 (I trlY-nin e



. . McQuisten, representing the In ( : •tanapolis mothers, reported that $19 had :' 4 ucen d onated by her group , $11.40 of w Iu· ch 1Vas :14 p Spent for hand towels, and $3.48 for 11! 'l'~er towels, mu ch needed by the house. I' • small bala nce was held for further ! ·•eect

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A motion was made and passed that a charge of $1.00 be made for initi ation fees o f new members. The yea rly dues remain at $1.00. Th e secreta ry's report was then read a nd appt:oved. The trea~ ur e r 's repo rt showed a balance of $61.77 on hand. Mrs. English then revea led that the Fathers' Club had voted th at $7 5 of the treasury funds be turned over to the members to be used for any purpose they chose. At the suggestion of Mrs. Geiger, a Happiness • Bo¢ 1 was placed on the president's table for donations from the mothers, th e proceeds fr om which would be used for draperies for Omega's Great Ha ll a nd Library. A tota l o f $107 don ated was ample evidence of th eir appreciation of the high sta ndards of the boys. The fo ll owing officers were then nom ina ted and elected: Mrs. Guthrie Carr, West Lafayette, Incl ., president; Mrs. Glen Geiger, Ft. Way ne, Ind., vice-president; and Mrs. Howard H. Michaud, West Lafayette, Incl., secreta ry-t reasurer. A motion was then made and pas ed th at Bob English, senior archon, be given a vote of appreci ati on for hi s splendid work a nd guid ance as Archon of Pi Kappa Phi. R espectj1tlly submitted, MRS. JoliN C. ENGLISH, presidwt Mns. HowARD H. MICHAUD, secy .-treasurer.


The Chattanooga alumni chapter has been stressing the Building Fund for Alpha Sigma chapter for the past six month s. Headquarters for the building fund is located here. J. Eel. Jon es, the new District Archon has been chairma n of our group, but resigned at th e last meeting and Ed Byrd and Arnold Cob b ' have taken joint-chairmanship. To date we have $1003.00 in cash a nd $350.00 in pledges. It isn't too much but is at least a start. Our more immed iate and pressing project was getting anoth er house for the boys in Knoxville when th e University notified th em they wou ld have to vacate 154 1 W. Cumberla nd Ave. We secured , through a ll pressure we cou ld bring to bear, the house at 1516 W. Cumberland a nd fee l that Alpha Sigma was fortuna te to get it. The University had to go to great pains to move out the la ndlady who was runnin" a rooming and tourist home. "' LEE RYERSON, J R., Secretary

Chicago Alumni Chapter The Chicago alumni chapter met at 7:30 in the Illini Center of th e LaSa lle Hote l on September 22, 1949. Th ere were 24 brothers present. Th is was the third meeting of the yea r for the group . He rea fter the chapter will meet on t he third Thursday of each month.

Mothers in attendance at Omega's Mothers' Day Meeting in May.



Chattanooga, Tennessee Alumni Chapter




The · secretary reported that the picnic held in the summer was a success with about 50 in attendance; and that the prizes for the children's games were still on hand due to the fact that the children refused to be orgapized. Plans were discussed for the Christmas party and dance. It was suggested ·that we hold the Founders' Day banquet at the chapter house at Illin ois Tech. One brother present from each chapter reported the news from his chapter. It was recommended that special commendation oe extended to the three men from Alpha Omicron chapter. The meeting closed after an enjoyable evening of fine fellowship, bridge and television, etc.

Chapter Calendar (1) EACH MONTH Secretary submits his report (Form No. 2) to Central Office on first day of the month. Treasurer submits his report (Form No. 69) to Central Office on first day of the month. (2) QUARTERLY

Chapter Historian submits chapter )etters and STAR AND LAMP copy to Central Office not later than: Jun e 15th for August issue (no chapter letters this issue ) September 15th for November issue. December 15th for February issue. March 15th for May issue. (3) SEMI-ANNUALLY

Secretary submits Membership Report (Form No. 5) to Central Office at start of school year and again February 1st. (4) ANNUALLY

May 15th - Secretary supplies Central Office with summer addresses of their chapters and addresses of graduating brothers. (5) ALWAYS Secretary submits Election Report (Form No. 6) immedi ately followin~ any and every election of officers. Secretary submits Membership Record Card (Form No. 9A) to Central Office within three days .following actual day of \nitiation. Treasurer submits a bond application form to Central Office immediately upon being sworn into office.

New York Alumni Chapter The New York alumni chapter, contin uing with their program of social events through the summer, held a Beach Party on Saturday, July 9, at Gilgo Beach on the south shore of Long Island, a few miles east of Jones Beach. This party was for all Pi Kapps and their families. Apparently the lo cation was p. happy thought for Gilgo Beach lies on a nartow spit of land, has unexcelled ocean bathing facilities and yet, only a hundred yarrJs from the ocean is one of the finest yacht basins on the Eastern seaboard. In addition, bay bathing was available. A very fine turnout attended this party. The brothers, their wives and children started gathering about ten A. m. and, in all, five chapters were represented, including a group of active members from Alpha Xi. The weather was perfect, the children seemed to have a marvelous time, as did also the Pi Kapp wives and dates. Brothers Ralph Noreen and Fred Krupp had their boats there and they serv,ed as headquarters for the Pi Kapps. All told, it was a very successful day and everybody present enjoyed the fine outing and good fellowship. The next social event was held at the South Shore Yacht Club in Freeport, L . I. August 6th dawned clear and hot and as the members, dates, wives, and ch ildren once again converged upon the South Shore Yacht Club, they were "tendered" aboard D. A. Fred Krupp's crui ser, the "Carol Lee." After a quick change the order of the day was to swim . At the midpoint of the afternoon some thirty people were cluttered abo ut t he decks, cabins and rigging of Fred's boat and a careful check was kept on the raft and stability, calling for orders of "shift the ballast" from the skipper. After water-logging most of th e Beta Alphas from Newark College of Engineering and Chris Steffan, the New York alumni president, all were "tendered" back to the Club house for dinner and dancing. Those surviving the Square dancing and Virginia reel happily departed to wait for next year's beach party. FRED KRUPP, D. A. District 1, and AusTIN E. RILEY, secretary, N. Y. Alumni Chapter.



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YeaThe new officers elected for the coming IIorr are·· Car I Shererts, president; B. C. ne, treasurer; Philip Malouf, secretary. PHILIP MALOUF,




Seattle Alumni Chapter

new officers elected at the April Cam ~g of the Seattle alumni are: Archie tary.P<>•ll • • Pres!'d ent: Deane Parker, secreT' and Talbot Hartley, treasurer .


alumni chapter holds its regular alums Y meetings in the homes of the term ' at their invitation, during the shcool " or the active chapter. "-Very W rcguJ ednesday during the entire year, the ~~ n~on luncheon meetings are held in l'ow ersJan room of the Northern Life Stree~r ~t the corner of 3rd and University in lh: 111 downtown Seattle. All Pi Kapps Ill . area are invited to attend these fehngs. The I was h ast regular meeting of the chapter Chart eld on June 14, at the residence of In a~~.~hambers, 5607 5th Avenue, N. E. Present Ilion to our genial host, others Secret were: President Archie Campbell, IIaru ary Deane Parker, Treasurer Talbot . Archon Ralph Snider, John eyM: D'1St net Wnu)( artin, Charles Rutledge, Douglas \Varte'n Jack Maynard, Ev Hannah, Bob Gay B ek, Ed Wartelle, John Nelson, and ., a er •he · · at rnJnutes of the May meeting, held the h apProv orne of John 0. Martin, were Dnct ect as read by the secretary. SPeaki er old business, Archie Campbell, Chapt ng for and in behalf of active Was cr Advisor Alex Adair stated there SPears•nothi ng further to report on Don on F'. lJoffer to build a fraternity house ColllpJet · A. terms; the active chapter had e~cess ect the 1948-49 school year with an the sp· 0.1 assets over liabilities; . and that as teDa111 t of th e actives · · · was enthus1asllc ~ tds th . 1Jnd e summer rushing program. ~alph e~ .new business, District Archon and ... lllder stated that the Seattle Fire be metqeatth D . b epartment standards must 'llniver . Y all owners of properties housing anct Sity students, including fraternities 50 to · · 5th rJhes, before the beginning of the 001 taurahtYear in October. Commercial rest0 IVith '' re QUirements · must be conformed that st regard to sanitation. He stated eps Were being taken to bring our 0~




present house into conformance at a cost of approximately three thousand dollars. Ev Hannah followed with an interesting talk on the subject of organization and management of producers' cooperatives. Ralph then reported on receiving the welcome telegram from National Secretary AI Head reporting that Portland had been officially selected for the meeting of the 1950 Supreme Chapter. Douglas Willix, John 0 . Martin, Ralph Snider, and Charles Rutledge offered their home facilities in response to an appeal for volunteers to lend their homes for our 1949-50 meetings. The president then called for a meeting to coincide with the beginning of the regular Fall term. The meeting then adjourned. DEANE PARKER,

Presbyterian College



Brothers and pledges of Beta returned to school this fall with renewed vigor and a more optimistic attitude toward the activities and functions of the chapter. Our new officers have energetically begun their work as the chapter's leaders. They arc: Joseph A. Keith, West Point, Ga., archon; Hamlet L. J obnson, Greenville, S. C., secretary ; William J. Jolly, .Union, S. C., treasurer; W. Donald Wheeler, Thomso n, Ga., historian; D. Harrod Martin, Union, S. C., warden; Joe W. Wheeler, Thomson, Ga ., chaplain; W. Donald Wheeler, pledge maste r; Charles L. Wheeler, Thomson, Ga ., pledge captain; and Alan F. Plummer, Clio, S. C., sports representative .

Last year's Annual Rose Ball held on the weekend of April 23-24 was a beautiful and successful affair. The music was furnished by the . Auburn Plainsmen. Miss Betty Jane Shirley of Furman University and Greenville, S. C., escorted by Archon Sanford Howie, was elected to reign over the Rose Ball as Rose Queen. Paced by hurler "Hank" Miller we won intramural softball cha~pionship. Brother Bob Spurrier won the South Carolina State tennis singles' championship· f~r the third successive year. Brother James Lmdsay had the distinction of being elected president of the All-Fraternity Council This was a great honor for Pi Kappa Phi on the P. C. campus.


Our graduating seniors in June included: Dudley Beaty, Sanford Howie, Manning Jolly, Kay Kaiser, William Munden, Frank Perry, Robert Spurrier, Robert Schenck William Walker, and Charlie Galloway: Beta wishes these brothers happy days. Because of transfers imd graduation of brothers and pledges, our total membership now is on ly twenty- fourteen brothers and six pledges. We are now planning an extended campus program; acquiring Frosb pledges; having a Frat smoker· participating in intercollegiate athletic ac~ tivitics; and having our Annual Pi Kappa Phi Rose Ball. Since our chapter is located on a small campus, we do not have a house. Only vaguely less convenient is our Frat suite. It contains three rooms--a chapter room · an activity room which contains a ping-;ong table; and a bar which has been decorated

Sponsors and Officer~ of Beta's Rose Ball. ~ to r: Peggy Copeland for Joe Keith, Pan-Hellenic Representative; Lucille Manly for James Lmds~y, s~cretor~; .Betty Jane Shirley, for Sanford Howie, archon; Peggy Lee, for Dudley Beaty, h1stona~ .. M1ssmg from the picture is Barbaro Anne Stuart for Treasurer Wlll1am Walker. 27

recently in the li keness of a ship. T he whole suite is now in good condition. Our Academic rating on the campus is fourth in competition with the other Frats. This year we plan to raise our standin g much higher. We are looking forward to a successiul year of operation. W. DONALD WHEELER, historian



As we look hack over last semester we readily see that the outstanding event of the entire year was the return to Berkeley of Gamma's best fri end, Ted Kelley, our founder. Pi Kapps from '09 to '54 honored Ted at a testimonial dinner at the International Settlement in San Francisco. In keeping with his quiet and very sincere manner, chemistry teacher Kelly disclaime~ any credit for establisHing Pi Kappa Pin on the west coast, but rather named such men as Oliver, H ardy, Hugo, Dimmler, and Seligman as the real spark plugs. That ever-vivacious J anice Whipp!e, Kappa Alpha Theta, reigned over th e annual Rose Ball held at the Mira Vista Country Club . J an ice was attended by Joan Abbot, and Brother Frank Patton's fian ce.e, Shirley Silen-both girls from Stanford. Needless to .say, the whole affa ir was quite successful and we were especially pleased with the presence of our National Secretary, J . AI Head . To round out the evening the ever-industrious pledges whisked the Archon, Lloyd Heger, off to the white sands of Carmel, also taking with them many vital necessities to the "regular" operation of the house. At Carmel they bathed and reveled in the Pacific surf, little realizing the horrible fate whi ch awaited upon their return to the. Chapter House. May time is heat-wave time at Berkeley! The semi-annual costume party was a "rip-snortin' " success. The house was flanked by two 15-ft . turbaned sentinels who guarded the torrid decorations created by Dave Mallory, Jack Davis, Arnie Turner, Bill Berry, and a host of others. The Phi Mu-Pi Kappa Phi exchange barbecue at Marsh Creek was another highspot in Gamma's social calendar. Not to be outdone by the Social Committee, pledge Warren Carson entertained at a stag barbecue held in the patio 'of his home in the Oakland hills. One evening as we sat peacefully around the fire playing bridge the door burst open and in walked a 3-ft. trophy carrying Archon Lloyd Heger home from the semi annual Scholarship Awarding Banquet. Af28

Starting from the tall fellow on· the left, the people are : Frank Patton; Shirley Si len; ~:l Conway; Rose Queen, Janice Whipple; 1948 Homecoming Queen, Mari lyn Pach who presen 01 the bouquet of roses to Janice; Russ Chobrie r; Joan Abbot; and Warren Carson. TakenJjl. Gamma's annual Rose Ball held last April 6, at the Mira Vista Country Club, Berkeley, Co

ter th e confusion died down and we were casually introduced to t he monster, we discovered that ·Gamma was now blessed with the William Z. Friedman Trophy, awarded to the fraternity which achieves the greatest scholarship improvement of a semester. We were impressed. To top off this chain of events, Brother Stan Ausman was elected as the first Commodore of the newly-formed Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association of North America . And in the same breath we might add that Kent Bullock, a Pi Kappa Phi Scholar for 1948, also received a richlydeserved honor when he was given a niche in the Senior Hall of Fame. Elections were duly held at the close of the semester and succeeding to the Archon's chair is Bob Zeni, from Oakland. Bob relinquishes his duties as Treasurer-House Manager to "Buck" Ross, Susanville. Scribbling notes and taking the attendance this semester will be Arnie Turner, San Francisco, who takes the pen from the hand of Dave Mallory. Yo urs truly, George Denton, who hails from Sonoma, has the dubio us honor of succeedi ng to the coveted throne of creative writing of Pi 'Kappa Phi. Stepping down as Historian is Dick "Mother" Fiscus. The keeping of the bank and paddle is now Stu Monfort. He takes up where ever-sophomori c Hal Simmons leaves off. Jack Sloan, Southga te,

will be saying the "A mens" at dinner ~. placing ex-Chap lain Ted Conway wh 0 ; now en route to Columbia U. for gr~ n wo rk. If he ever returns from his vacatt~ll~ 111 in Honolulu, Ed Farrel; San Manteo, 1 tur take over the Stewardship from Rog\ 1 tad 0 "I've go t to stay within the budget we'll eat beans ALL week" Welty. I 1 "Who was that beautiful blonde 1 sa ' ch a 00

you with last night?"-That was 11 the blonde, it was "Lady," our new Gre'h I 1'h, Dane. Although beaten out in the SoP, sea Doll contest she still remains a lead 10' dar l figure in the canine set on campus. tel· 1'b( And now, as we enter a new semes. 1 cha we can only hope to eq ual the outstandt~·. achievements of the school year just coO the: Co]1 pleted. the GEOllGE DENTON, Historiart




The 1949 graduation exercises at Da''id·, 'th • son College saw Epsilon chapter WI f 1 completely redecorated house. One 0 tJtl circle of small lodges occupied •bY hO; . various fraternities, the Pi Kapp house a' I become the most modern on the cam~& A few min or improvements will be ad .i this summer to prepare everything for rtl· week in the fa ll. ce· This is by far the most extensive. ''f~ jC lifting" the fraternity house has receive h'' a long, long time. The large room THE








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been seer completely refurnished with modern IonaJ. .fu rm't ure. Bl eac h ed-woo d tables, lllode rniStJc table lamps a large wall mirror and ' add a new system of indirect lighting roo to the attractive appearance of the tn. In fact, the only old piece of furni-

would have been quite impossible without the fine support received from the fraternity's alumni. At the beginning of the fall semester an open-house is to be held in their honor so they may have the opportunity of seeing the completed job.

officers in Germany. He will continue his studies in political science and economics. "These subjects I selected because I want to learn the American point of view; whereas I could take math, science, and lauguages in a school at home."â&#x20AC;˘ Kurt follows our first exchange student, Guy Dardel, Montmorency, France, who spent last year with Epsilon. Brothers Ernest Hunter and Tom Niblock attended the Sorbonne in Paris last summer, and while there lived with the Dardel family. JrM MURRAY, historia11

Wofford College


Zeta got off to a good start this year with a joint meeting of members and


An interior showing one end of turt th . radio at .remains in the large room is the some' :-vhich the chapter hopes to replace L 1lrne next year. ess dr t' thapt as 1c changes were made in the the 'We~ room. The piano painted to match 1'he a Is, and the desk have been retained. SCat rest of the furniture consists of twodark Sofas and deep armchairs in red and green. ll Otb 1'b rooms are to be treated as one. chae two red rugs which the chapter purlhe;ed SOme time ago will be used since Color are still in excellent condition. The lhe n or the walls is a grayish blue, and lb e chew drapes are the same color m . both liigh~fter and the livjng room. the ght of the decoration program was aucr hoUse Ion of the old furniture at the nol'ki. Brothers Charles Reid and Hunter disPos~ served as very capable auctioneers, the ad ng of the old pieces very much to SPe ~antage of the chapter. 1 lrlelllbc al tribute should be paid to the l\lh 0 ~rs of the redecorating committee fuJ end"' this project through to a successltuntcr ¡ Par~ Dalton, Charle~ Reid, and ll>ith C! 0 Ykin served on this committee, Such aude Higginbotham as chairman. a complete redecorating project




Epsilon's redecorated living room. The Fall activities of the chapter will be under the leadership of Bob Bumbarger, archon; Claude Higginbotham, treasurer; Hunter Boykin, secretary; Jim Murray, historian; and Hooper Alexander, warden. The school year opened with a bang as preparations were made for rush week under the guidance of Rush Chairman Claude Higginbotham. After a round of parties, highlighted by Brother Dick Turnage's monologues and Brother Dave Walker at the piano, an outstanding group of men were pledged. They are: Jesse Fisher, Kurt Biedenkopf, Lewis Barnes, Donald Menzies, Lawrence Erwin, Arnold Whisnant, Frank Sherwood, Harold Jennings, Mitchell Patton, Bob Wheless, Jack Pierce, Harold Tolbert, Fred Holder, and Jinks Jervey. These pledges are now under the guidance of Pledgemaster Bill Cassels, who is instructing them in the ideals and history of Pi Kappa Phi. Epsilon is continuing the practice of sponsoring an exchange student from Europe. This year's exchange guest, Kurt Hans Biedenkopf, Wiesbaden, Germany, comes to Davidson with an excellent knowledge of English which he acquired in high school and as an interpreter for four American

For the second consecutive year, Miss Betty Guest, was crowned Queen of Zeta's Rose Ball. F~ont, Jack Malone and Don Pettit; rear 1. to r... B~tty Johnson, Coral Spivey, ond Morilon, enJOYing Coca-Colas ot Myrtle Beach, S. C., scene of Zeta House Party, June 6-13.

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pledges. New officers for this year are: Frank Salter, archon; Jack Becker, secretary; Charles West, treasurer; John Bennett, chaplain; James Pease, warden; and Harold Rodgers, historian. Under their guidance, ~ta is destined to have one of the most successful years it has ever enjoyed. Since last reporting we have had several functions of great interest. On April 29th, we held our "Rose Ball." It was a great success. Miss Betty Guest was crowned queen for the second consecutive year. Our annual house party at Myrtle Beach, S. C., June 6-13, was very successful and everyone had a grand time. At present we are making plans for our Founders' Day Banquet. - Our intramural sports manager, Hubert Gunter, is beginning to get things under way and has already organized football and handball teams. We were honored to have District Archon Jimmy Wilson with us at our last meeting. We sure were glad to have him down. Several of our members attended Fort Benning, Ga., ROTC summer camp. They were Jack Becker, Neil McNeil, Charles West, Pledge Worth Womict, Travis Culbertson and Harold Rodgers. HAROLD E. RoDGERS, historian

Georgia Tech

Everyone seems to be enjoying the food tremendously and meal time has done much to increase the fellowship offered by the fraternity . Plans are being made to improve the dining area and to convert the remaining part of the basement into a play room. Iota's Ro se Ball was presented Friday night, June 13, at the American ~egion Post 72. Music was ,furnished by the del Regis orchestra with Brother Claude Jones at the drums. A magic show during intermission was a howling success even though

Brother Reinecke's attempt to remove 路 1 table cloth from a table proved fatal a few glasses. The highlight of the Ball was the proi'l 0 lamation of Miss Gloria Vlass, fiancee Brother Ignace Boudoucies, as the nel Rose of Pi Kappa Phi. She was present~ with a bouquet of red roses by Broth Chuck Colletta. Brother Fred Smith was presented ' birthday cake at the Ball in honor of b~ twentieth birthday.



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Officers elected to serve Iota during the summer months were : Chuck Colletta, archon; William Smith, treasurer; Chalmers Stewart, secretary; Carlton Wheeler, historian; Herbert Owens, chaplain; and Bomar Olds, warden. During the spring quarter, John Blind, Howard Crowell and Benny Register were initiated . At last our house is resting on solid foundations again. We have completed redecorating the two front living rooms. After much discussion and expression of doubt, the south room was painted Aztec red, trimmed in cream, and the north room gray trimmed in cream. To everyone's surprise, the colors blended exceUently with the furniture. A new rug has been purchased and new Venetian blinds have been installed in the living rooms. The entire first floor is being redecorated in the modern motif. The kitchen has been moved to the basement and the old kitchen has been redecorated to. be used as a lounge. A completely new set of kitchen equipment, including a gas stove and a stainless steel refrigerator have been installed in the basement kitchen. Meals have been served since the early part of spring quarter. 30


Iota's Officers a~d their dates at thehoo~ Ball. Front row, I to r: Miss Adel Sc M~ Kathrine Prichertt, Betty Groseclose, 0 ~ Chalmers Stewart, Mary K. Beers.' Gtl Carolina Chessor. Back row, I to r. wor bert Ownes, chaplain; Bomar OJds, , 1r den; Carlton Wheeler, historian; Cha 1eol Stewart, secretary; William Smith, tr urer; and Chuck Colletta, arch 00 ' GlO~ Archon Charles Colletta, Miss d uc:e' 0 Vlaas, Iota's Rose, and Ignace Bou . h o' Brother Fred Smith makes a W15 ,ol' &lows out the candles on his birthdaY






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school year '48-49 was really one orth 'I'he success and achievement for Kappa

apter. Although we know that there is no lirn't 1 to our potentialities, we, also, feel th at We have come a long way since the ese nt~ chapter' s reactivation on the campus 111 · Broth< lh he early part of 1948. After another year's ard Work, we should have the best franted . 1ernity on the campus. of h· 1 . Carolina has one of the most extensive . programs 111 . the sout1 I. I<lntrarn Uta I athletic thappa's brothers and pledges have made . e chapter proud of them for the show:~g 111adc in the various athletic events lioey have entered. We came out exceps tally well in football, handball, and than last year and we're planning to hoave ' th· another 'cracker-jack' football team IS fall . The intramural program her-e is 0 Pe_rated on the point system , and we're 1ty1ng our best to reach the top. b Our social activities last year were few , · We stut the ones we had were really f111e. ~atted off with a joint cabin party with 1\ u. chapter at Crabtree State Park on llti] 23rd and a few weeks later we had 0 a~\tnnual Rose Ball week-end. A picnic w ogan's Lake on Friday night got the deek-end off to a 'jet-flying' start. Saturay rno · fo t111ng we had breakfast at the house n t the brothers and their dates. The afteroon 1' Was filled with a tea dance at the Cttac y· . e• , lew Supper Cfub, with the Town l'tIO by giVing out with the music follow ed ill a buffet supper at the bouse. The clilli~~ of the week-end came when Brother h Moore's date lovely and exciting "'arg ' no aret Ellen of Rocky Mount, was anuncect and as being our Rose for the yea r a b Was Presented with a loving cup and Sat ouquet of roses at the Rose Ball on ilia~tda,y night . No definite plans have been th e Yet for thi s fall' s social activities, but ere \V'll We k l undoubtedly be big 'doings' every Pia~ -.end. Quite a few of the boys arc on ;lng to take a little trip to New York "a ovcmber 12th to see the Notre Dame" ror '~>h Ina game. Wish us luck because from nee~t .We've heard about the Irish-we'll 1 is • . t! The Saturday after Thanksgiving ~olng t be . gall\ o the day of our Homecommg ~ers·e this Year; the game is with the Uniad~~ty of Virginia. We are hereby taking in~t::.age of this opportunity to extend an and ion and a hearty welcome to any liin ~~· Pi Kapps who might be in. Chapel corn Is fall . There is, also, a spec1al welICape mat dusted off for the alumni of lla chapte l'h r. inst following officers were elected and lliJta led at the end of last spring quarter : Johnson, Winston-Salem, archon;


Charles Ezell, Durham, treasurer; Drennen Mann, Southern Pines, secretary; Harvey Jones, Wilson, historian; Kemp Maser, Fort Pierce, Fla., chaplain; Joe Melvin, Greensboro, Warden; Jimmy Thompson, Reidsville, house manager; and Aaron Jones, New York City, assistant house manager. Informal rushing was held during the spring quarter, and we were lucky enough to acquire th e following boys as our new pledges: Alfred Cole, Don Froscnett!!, Curt Gillespie, Bob Hamer, Tom McLa ughlin, Tom Whitley, Bill Williams and Bob Padrick. We are hoping to get some more good pledges this .fall to take the places of the boys who have had to leave us fo r one reason or another. Brother Joe Higdon isn't coming back to school this fall because he is planning to get married. Brother Bob Hubbard is transferring to another school, and Brother Lcs J enkins graduated. There are others who might be leaving us so we want to say to all of these boys that wc.' ll miss you and that we'll be looking forward to the day when you'll drop arou nd again . HARVEY M. JoNES, historian



The following officers were recently installed : J . B. Clarke, archon; Norman D . Burkett, treasurer; J oe Edwards, secretary; Harry H. Chew, historian; Hugh Harless, chaplain; Leonard Widner, warden ; and Sam Slade, house manager. The following men went through formal initiatio n on August 6: Albert Clark, Smithville, Ga.; Wayne McDowell, Columbus, Ga.; Carlton Thomas, DonalsviJlc, Ga.· Pete Lang, Waverly, Ga.; Bill Herring: Cummings, Ga.; Connie Miller, J~r:­ my McMillian, Bob Bourne, Brunswlc.' Ga. Only one man joined the ranks of the alumni last quarter. Brother Wallace Drake graduat~d August 30, with a degree in Zoology. We wish him the best of luck in the fu ture. We would like to remind everyo ne that Lambda's doors are always open to any and all Pi Kapps who happen to be passing through Athens. H ARRY CHEW, historian



Mu's new 1949 fall officers are: Paul Fekas, archon; H eywood Drummond, treasurer; Tom Driver, secreta ry! Paul Cato, historian ; Larry Hunt, chap lam; and Grier Hudson, warden. Intramural sports were among the highlights of the spring semester. John "Bud-

dy" White one of Mu's outstanding athletes, won the intramural singles tennis. championship. Sam " Bud" Sager made semi-final s in the sa me tournament. Our softball team, paced by Ed Rosenberg's pitching and Phil Baroff's hitting, turned in five wins and four losses. In volleyball, Mu's "A" team fini shed second place in its division, winning six sets and losing on~ . Our "B" team found the path much rougher. We had a successful social program for spring session. We held a joint cabin party with Kappa at Crabtree State Park near Durham. Both chapters furnished the entertainment. Kappa won th e softball . game held between the two chapters. We had a house party at Myrtle Beac~, S. C., on the week end of May 7. This trip is becoming a yearly tradition . Brothers and dates. began to move in on Thursday and continued arriving through Saturday. The party went over so big it inspired a car load of brothers to take off a following week end for Myrtle. Our February class distinguished itself by bejng the only pledge class on campus to raise its mid-semester average over its first semester average. The followin g brothers were initiated on April 12: William Byers, Charlotte, N. C.; William Cross, Bristol, Tenn. ; Nicholas Galifianakas, Durham, N. C.; Paul Game, Tampa, Fla.; Nicholas Hennessee, Concord , N. C.; Horace Kent, Mesa, Ariz.; Leslie Mack, Washington, D . C.; Richard Rucker, Bristol, Tenn.; and Denny Rusinow, St. Pete rsburg, Fla. A scholarship award has been created by the chapter for th e brother or pledge who increases his average most over a previous semester. The fir st semester award was won by Brother Ed Gatling. The Interfraternity Council has also created a trophy to be awarded the fraternity which increases its average the most over a previous semester. With these added incentives Mu's scholastic averages should continue to rise. Mu entered the field of politics with much enthusiasm spring term . Brother Bill Massey was elected president of the senior class, vice president of th e Y.M.C.A., and senior intramural manager. In the latter position he follows Brother Ed McConnell as manager. Brother Paul Cato was elected viCe-chairman of th e Interfraternity Council and Ed Gatling was tapped 0. K. Under the supervision of Editor Harry Slone, "Mu Muses" was published in May. The paper's motto, "Undoubtedly The Greatest Newspaper in the World," seems to have changed to "Undoubtedly the



Latest Newspaper in the World." The .brothers felt that "Mu Muses" was really worth waiting for. Several departing brothers were hon ored at the annual farewell banquet on May 19 : Hu Burnett Durham, N. C.; Ed Carson and "Bud" Sager, Danville, Va.; John Dee, New York City; Bob De Guzman, Hudson, N. Y.; Charlie Earley and Ed Gatling, Norfolk, Va.; Wilfred Gatling, Suffolk, Va.; Jack McConnell, Ashland, Pa., Rodrigo Rigioni , Grecia, Costa Rica; Stan Sager, Washington, D. C.; Tom Seay, Spencer, N. C.; Frank Siegfried, Philadelphia, Pa.; Man ley Stockton a_nd William Bell, Atlanta, Ga.; and Joe Thompson, Charleston, W. Va. The main address was delivered by Professor W. Bryan Bolick, Duke Law School. The annual athletic trophy for the outstanding athlete was awarded George Underwood. The A. H. Borland sophomore award was won by Larry Hunt. PAUL J. CATO, historian


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For the third consecutive year a X~ man has headed the Roanoke College Student Body. This year Jim Fleshman stepped down from the office of President and Harry Whiteside took over. Harry, presently the treasurer of the Chapter, hails from Roanoke, Va. For the past several years it has been the policy of our student body to do nothing in the way of conducting a political campaign. On this election day, however, Xi Chapter was responsible for a decided policy change. Banners, campaign slogans, chorus girls, and march music seemed to appear from nowhere. Captain "Mitty" Moore added to the spirited campaign by diving his plane and dropping handbill~ on the campus. Since our last chapter letter there have been a number of changes that signify a truly progressive trend . Xi Lites, our new chapter paper ha; come into existence. The first copy should go to press soon. Our chapter room has finally been finished off to the satisfaction of all, thanks to the efforts of our large pledge class and the fruitful endeavor of Brother AI White. The "Out-House," as we have most appropriately termed it, has already seen a good share of real get-togethers. We planted grass seed and added other general improvements to the grounds. 路 Our initiations, both formal and informal, have gone off smoothly. We initiated nine new brothers. We were honored and proud to have Brother Fred Grim, National Historian , present at ' the formal initiation. The new Brothers are: Bob "Red" 32

Baxter, Staten Island, N. Y.; James Kinzie, Salem, Va.; Sherrill McNutt, Roanoke; Werner Neubauer, White Plains, N. Y.; Don Schindler, Newark, N. J.; Charles Sisler, Hanging Rock, Va.; Roy Smith,

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Richmond, Va.; Jim Stephenson, Roanoke, Va; and Ray Wilck, Perth Amboy, N. J . The pledge class, while having lost thesf worthy men, has gained several new ones They are: Vernon Bess, Clem Conner, Ronald Dillon, Wayne Long, Don Salisbury, DeWitt Ward, and Dick Wilson. Xi made a good showing in intramural sports last year. We placed second in basketba 11 and first in soccer. Our impressive record in soccer was due to the excellent coaching by Brother Albert, our star representative on the College varsity squad. Bailey Henderson deserves congratulations for the excellent work he performed as head of the Athletic Committee. He took the position over when Brother Whiteside stepped down because of conflicting fraternal duties. Our cabin party was held April 23, at Baldwin's Cabin. It proved to be as good as our last one. Our spring hop was held at the Roanoke Country Club May 13. It was a most successful affair. As is the usual custom, our officers for the fall term were formally presented at that time. Joe

Alabama Omicron chapter, in high gear and ':t running smoothly, kept its place among leading "frats" on the campus spring quit! ter. Ollie Nabors, archon; Joe J:Jol treasurer; Ed White, secretary; Ed P~ chaplain; Vincent Brown, warden i Brent, historian; and Ben Davis, Editor 01 OMICRONICLE, served the chapter capably as officers.


We held a successful spring rushee The purpose of the dance was to get r! school seniors acquainted with Pi . J{~ Phi so when they come to the Un1VC this fall they will be acquainted with ti We will thus have this advantage ,v rushing them . The dance proved to~ effective in selling Pi Kapa Phi to P pectives. .~ In the intramural department, held its own. With the aid of Brother Span we took first place in the noO~ football field meet and acquired anol~ trophy for our collection. Max bel1 ~ , representatives from 25 other fraterP'






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in ki ck'Ing accuracy (punting out of bounds as . nea r as possible. to the goal line) an d 1 ·rn prof~ n Passing for accutacy (at a target). Oul bow]i . . ng team composed of Tommte Gilistorian bert, Earle Greenwood and Everett Daily, burned up their league by breezing through Undefe . McClenny, an d . a ted . Sports dtrector ittee an· ning th

of the University to dinner every first Tuesday· and held informal house dances every Saturday night-with home mov1es interspersed between. Omicron extends a cordial invitation to Pi Kapp brothers who may be visiting our '


vicinity. SAM BRENT,




Incidently, our star pitcher, chalked up another notable record for us in softball.

· d' 'l'be sprmg rush committee, under th e ltection of John Watkins opened its camPaign 1 . , ear Y With a series of smokers. EmPhasi . ztng character and integrity, we raised 0 ur Pledge number to 21 members. d Five new brothers were initiated. Unbeeoubtedl Y more would have had tt· no t n for the fact that freshmen must be Pledg d i . e two quarters before they are elgtblc fo ... r Intllation. The new brothers are: Jack B 1 Birmingham; George Camercasey, 0


Montgomery; John Lanham, Miami, },J:a., Lawrence Petry, Petrey, Ala.; and ax Span, Georgiana. lh Man Y ·tmprovements were made aroun d e house. Probably the most important , . Vere the remodeling of our basement tnto " lh a cozy den" and the replacing of e Old coal furnace with a gas one. Two newlc h . . at er chairs were added to the llvtng too . . le . m and an F. M. recmver was mstal1 tn the radio 'l'hc Ch . apter entertained a different i>orority each month; invited a professor


University of South Carolina Sigma Sigma chapter held election fo_r the fall semester. Those elected to office were: Whit Plowden, archon; Zeke Yarborough, treasurer; Hardy Temple, secretary; Pete Covington historian; Bill Easom, chaplain; Job~ Ward, warden; Gerald Sm_ith, I. F. C. representative; and Hugh Gomg, German Club representaVve. District Archon Jimmy Wilson installed the new officers and then gave a very inspiring talk to the active chapter. Sigma was host to the South Carolina Officers' Conclave. This conclave was a big success and it is hoped that it will be an annual affair. The social committee has things well in hand and is starting off the semester with a party scheduled every week. The . first was a weiner roast held at Past NatiOnal President John Carroll's lakeside cgttage in Lexington. Sigma is going to publish a paper in the next couple of weeks. We hope to work u~ an exchange with other Pi Kappa Pht chapter papers. PETE coviNGTON,

0 ll'licron Chapter Spring quarter 1949. Take notice of the trophies in the background.




Pi Kappa Phi candidates for the 1949 Stetson University football team. Front row, I to r: Ad Gilbert, Lewis Treen and Jim Jenkins. Back row: Nick Traintafellu, "B" Squad coach, Neil Nelson, George Ossoria and Chuck Pratt.


Alpha Delta

Spring quarter saw the election of the following brothers: Merlin Giles, archon; Fred Martin, treasurer and house manager; Glen Berry, secretary; Edward Weaver, historian; David Peznecker, chaplain; and John Pederson, warden. William Lowe was named pledge master. During the quarter Hobart Browne, Raymond Isaacson, and V~rn Kelling were initiated bringing our total strength up to 37 men; and three more men, Lyle Prause, Kenneth Dorman, and Kenneth Johnson were pledged. Raymond Reise was named outstanding active of last year and Roland Payne outstanding pledge. Their names were inscribed on our chapter honor plaque for the outstanding work they did for the chapter. The main social event of spring quarter was Spring Semi-Formal held on May 14. The theme, "Orchid Ball," was cleverly carried out by having a huge, colored, plastic orchid made and placed in the center of the dance floor. From it was hung each lady's orchid corsage. Several alumni honored us by their presence. Fout brothers from Gamma, who came up fat the crew races between Washington and California, attended. We also had numerous firesides and sorority exchanges. The chapter had a very good time on the Memorial week end picnic held at FlamingGeyser Park. Under the direction of Ray Riese, the brothers put much time and effort into practicing for the University's "songfest'' for men. We didn't take first prize but modestly admit, we were good. For a small group we 'Vere fortunate in having so many who could sing so well. Under the direction of Brother Hogberg, our intramural softball team proved to be 33




a vital threat to the other teams. We lost only two games in the season and plan to fight for the title this year. We also par· ticipated in golf and tennis. Our social calendar for this quarter includes several firesides and exchanges with sororities, plus our annual Homecoming which includes an open house following the football game and the annual banquet in the evening. With other parties being planned, plus ·aJJ school activities, Alpha Deltans will have a full quarter.

"Rose" chosen by vole of the men in th e house, were notified of their selectio n by serenade. On Sunday preceding the ball, the five finali sts were honored at a dinner in th e chapter house. The day following the dance a guest dinner was given as a finale to the annual Rose Ball.

will strengthen the small junior claSS ' now have. Many physical changes took place dUI ing the summer. The house received a nt 1 roof and several rooms were painted.: 1 new four lane street was constructed front of the bouse.

The only unfortunate part of the week end was the weath~r. Rain prevented serv-

To replace the loss of about twentY # through graduation and marriages, ~; centrated rushing efforts were put 1 effect during summer. A banquet and til· picnics were held in the Portland area. All members and pledges arc looking fol ward to a big fall term.

We want to remind everyone that the ALPHA DELTAN is now being published under the direction of Brother Hobarf Browne. If we do say so ourselves, it's a good paper. EDWARD A. WEAVER, historian

Oregon State

Alpha Zeta's "Rose of Pi Kappa Phi" for 1949 was Miss Jeannette K lemmer, Kappa Alpha Theta. She also wears Brother Gordon Butcher's fraternity pin. A new innovation hi decorations was the use of black light; a large red rose was lighted as a highlight of the living room, as well as a sky of dark blue with silver stars with a new moon in the living and dining rooms. A large shell in one end of the room accommodated the band, and lighted fluore scent tubes were entwined with lattice and greenery on the wall. White lattice and greenery were used on all 'th e walls. In the reception baH a large display of the pictures of the five finalists was arranged. At ten p. m., the band, imported from Eugene, Ore., played a flourish to announce the "Rose" presentation. Archon Jack Moore presented the contestants to the audience. Then he announced Miss Klemmer as the choice for "Rose." She was presented with a large engraved trophy for display in her group, as well as a smaller loving cup, and a large bouquet of red roses for herself. All dates of the men at the dance were eligible for competition in the "Rose" selection. The five final candidates for


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Michigan State

The school year 1948-49 in drawing tO' close, terminated the first year in our 01 house. It was an ambitious, eventful, ~ progressive year-a year of physical gro~ 1 and fraternal development-yes, a yel ~ that may be viewed with pride by and present members of Alpha Theta.

Alpha Zeta

Spring term was loaded with activities. The initiation of James Wilson, Robert Reeves, Bruce Hunter and Nell Fritts was held the first week end after term began. Beauty brought distinction to our Annual Rose Ball on April 30. The dance was one of the outstanding house functions of the year. Not only was a very beautiful "Rose of Pi Kappa Phi" chosen, but beauty in the decorations that transformed the entire .house and lawn into a rose garden brought singularity to the OSC Pi Kapps.




Alpha Zeta's sophomores at Oregon State's Sadie Hawkin's Day.

ing of refreshments on the lawn where a white picket fence encircled the entire front. Traveling Counselor Gene Kraber arrived in time to attend . Concentrated practice for the Interfraternity Council Sing followed upon the heels of the ball. The group, directed by Bob Nordlander, placed sixth out of an entry of twenty. We had a full house of about 25 rushees and 2 high school track teams for the State Track Meet on Campus Week End. It is the traditional week end when graduating high school seniors come down to look over Oregon State. We reached the semi-finals in both intramural softball and crew racing. Art McKay turned in a brilliant season for the 440 yard dash on Coach Swan's varsity squad. Two freshmen, Bruce Hunter and Jack Hop kins, were on the freshmen track team. Showing their love for the brothers, the pledges invited all members to a fine social gathering at the beach on Memorial week end. As only one week remained before final examinations, much time was spent in winding up activities and studying New pledges during spring term included Kenneth Thomas, Clair Estes, Dick McGuire and Dick Roiter, all juniors. They


Alpha Theta members and pledge~ 'tie· particularly prominent in campus adiV1 ~ by Bob Jenson, president of I. F. C. was aJ11 highest scorer of the Varsity rifle teapb Sw, Jim Seymour, alumni treasurer, Alpha .,1. 801 Omega, national service fraternity; F~ B. Casavant president, MSC Hotel ASS~ .lion, vice preside11t Sigma Gamma U~s~:, national h otel honorary, and chair . rt annual hotel day. Hal McDavid, past P 10 ident Kappa Alpha Mu, national phO'fl graphic honorary, photographer for s'fi\1'1 NEWS. Steve Patropsty was member . Beta Pi, national Engineering honorarb) Russell Lambert, treasurer, Hort CIUbl: Jim Walsworth and Chuck Bovay, rner!l of Scabbard and Blade. Using a rough estimate, Bill · Siebold, oO· house manager, estimated we spent oV . ' 101 thousand hours working on house • 11 provements. Perhaps the biggest tasll ;b~ painting the outside of the house. aJ gigantic task was completed in the n~tl ingly short time of six hours with the d I' of 40 enthusiastic ( ? ) actives and pie Jee Our living room was completely re .11 orated. Our entrance has been floore d lfl, r 1 asphalt tile; the front and side lawns wb reseeded; our parking space doubled 11 the use of the lot next door which ~ cleaned up thoroughly (sure would p: nice to own that corner lot!) The do\1, itory has been completely done in ]lnO ~ . pme; a new cream eel'1'mg o f new wo0 tile blocks was also added; both secOrl and third floor baths were painted ad new mirrors installed; Bob PatoprstY btr a wonderfu l job of wiri ng. All rnerll








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Swee~2 l Push Cart driving team. Don Sweeney in the driver's seat; sitting with Do~ is Mrs. Bone ey. Others I to r: President Don Pellilo; post president, Bob Jenson; Dove Latrd, Dove ' and Rusty Schedler.


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( 1T1rtch (on the right) sitting on one of the modern sofas. 4 Post Notional Treasurer, George B. Hclmrich, surveys another section of Alpha l'heta') airtll'rl s second floor dormitory; note the new pine paneling. psilo~


and Pled \Ve ges are proud of the improvements. it Want all the alums to come and see and us. As Ill club QUainte any_ of our parents were _not achouse d Wtth each other, we had an open erobltl invitedon April 24 for_ them, and they were ted to Sunday dmner. A bouquet of Jd, ou and roses decorated the fireplace mantle over callJeea_ch lady was given a corsage as she ;e iOl tece 1• 10 · From the favorable comment! ·k \11 Ved 1\!hi] • we feel the party was well worth 'fb~ e. .alfla' 1'he s hel so10d b econd annual push cart race sponl'his J Y_ Lambda Chi Alpha was riotous. ~~dgc lndia un•or 500' is a direct take-off on the redei rd ,vi'~ Year• napoJis classic. We didn't win last ~ ,,.er ne 15 ~ nor this year's race, but were runted b the · : this year for the trophy presented c apter entering the most humorous lch ~· ~Ush ·cart. Jid b }.frs R dorP: Posit· · obert L. Kerr has accepted the 1 She •on 0 f housemother starting this fall. kll 0t1 activec~lll~s to Alpha Theta after being 1VO~ secoP terPri •n _many social and many civic eni:1 a~ the bses 111 Detroit. She is a member of dt A. R., honorary president for life ,ty r Of lh e· Ch'l 1 dren of the American Revoluerobl lion ' and actively participated in the Worn-

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an's Guild, Red Cross, and P. T. A. She plays an excellent game of bridge and we are all looking forward to playing with her. Eight good men were lost by spring graduation: Steve Patoprsty, Civil Engineering; Rick Casavant, Hotel Administration; Guerdon Schumacher, Education; Bob Wilson, Chemical Engineering; and John Glaser, Chemical Engineering. Others graduating at the end of the sum mer session were: Bill Radoye, Business Administration; and Lloyd Thompson, Floriculture. WILLIS THOMPSON, Editor, Russ LAMBERT, Co-Editor, A lplla Theta States

Iowa State College

Alpha Omicron

Returning members were greeted by the sight of a new porch floor when they came back to prepare the house for rush week activities. The front of our home has been great ly improved by the replacement of this terrace under the · pillars. It helps to lend an appropriate Southern atmosphere.

Rushing plans are in full swing; the house is scheduled to be crowded with guests during freshman days. Professor Roy Kottman and District Arcl10n Wayne Moore will give rushees visiting the chapter informative talks on the fraternity system and Pi Kappa Phi. Homecoming is October 15, with Kansas State slated to feel the brunt of the Cyclone attack. We are planning for a big t~rnout of alums, especially the '39ers. We have some clever ideas for the traditional decorations on the front lawn. Dale Rickert and his committee hope to outdo last year's elaborate setup. We did fairly well in scholarship last year, just edging into the upper fourth as seventh among 29 fraternities on the Iowa State campus. The pledges also ranked seventh among their groups. Another change is the addition of a new spinet type piano in the living room. It i~ a real improvement over the old upngh~ grand, and is attractive furniture, too. Etght brothers have graduated this past spring and summer. We have lost some of our ablest men. They are Robert Biederman, Harold Cowles, George R. Dubes, Jon Doerflinger, James Car:on, Charles Fritz, Joe Legg, and Edgar Perry. Cowles, who has served the ch2plcr so well in the past as treasurer and archon, is back at Iowa State as an instructor. Dubes is taking graduate work at Cal Tech and Doerflinger is preparing for his adv~nced degree at the University of Wisconsin. Brother Ray Waite has transferred to Iowa University. He hopes to sound out the possibility of colonization there. We would like· to get some more new chapters here in the Midwest. Chapter officers for the fall term are Paul Proescholdt, archon; Peter Cuff, treasurer; Bill Kern, secretary; Robert Landgraf, historian; Thomas Lowndes, chaplain, and Pat Elmore, warden. ROBERT J. LANDGRAF, historian


Alpha Upsilon

During the summer term, we had a rath er fu_ll schedule from the scholastic point of VIew. As we did 11ot have Saturday classes we had all our work crammed into five days. On the other side of the fence, our social life was not so full. Many of the brothers were away for industry periods 1 and many went to the shore on week end~ to bask under the bright Jersey su n . How~ver, our social chairman managed to slip m a stag party and three house dances which were well attended considering the shortage of men in school. 35

The calm in our social affairs is simply the lull before the storm. We will have our usual crammed social calendar during th e fall term . Alpha Upsilon will' usher in its 15th annual show called, "Paradise Lust." The show will be another smashing success with the most beautiful Drexel co-eds holding the spotlight. Alpha Upsilon had the honor of playing host to Beta Delta's ex-archon, John Coons. That man is "mad" when it comes to "boogie" on a piano. Come and see us again sometime Johnnie. We are still improving our house on Powelton Avenue. Several rooms are now sporting paint jobs. Drapes now adorn our living, library-television, dining room and hall. This is the extent of our summer activities, but we promise you a big splash about our forthcoming fall term. D oN WILUAMS, historian

University of Miami

Alpha Chi

As the brothers return from all parts north, we come anticipating ·another se· mester as successful as the previous for September. Now we have a complete housing unit where all brothers can live together and also serve as a central meeting place. This may be the first step toward a fraternity bouse of our own, the highest ambition of any newly organized chapter. Officers for this year were installed at the last meeting of the season. Kay Kroepch, archon; Kenneth Nolan, treasurer; David Holmes, secretary; Legrand Turner, historian, Terrence Sullivan, chaplain, Richard O'Mara, warden. A hearty "well done" to those retiring officers listed in order. Straighton Klements, Kenneth Nolan, Robert Gravdahl, John Borderman, Charle Behrens, William Jaegar. The first of .our annual "Betty Coed Dances" was given last semester. We hope to develop this d;mce into the leading social event on campus. Each fraternity nominated a girl to represent their organization. Miss "Betty Coed" was then chosen by popular vote .at the climax of the dance. She received a beautiful engraved loving cup from Pi Kappa Phi and enough personal gifts to fill Santa's sled from all leading merchants in Coral Gables. Ever hear of the "Alpha Chi Chatter?" No, not a Jot of gossip but the new chapter paper. For this publication we owe much to the "blood" and "sweat'' of Richard O'Mara, as well as to the entire chapter for its enthusiastic participation . It was continued through the summer months by 36

those remammg in school. The purpose of this paper is to help improve relations with our alumni. · Our intramural activities increased to such an extent that our name appeared for the first time in practically every major sport. Dick McElwain was presented the cup for high score in intramural bowling. May 16, four pledges became proud members of the Alpha Chi chapter. They are: Jack Britton, III, Coral Gables, Fla; Fred Gentles, Miami, Fla.; Terrance Sullivan, Springfield, Mass., and Legrand Turner, Fieldale, Va. The June rituals of initation included Curtis Hopkins, New ¥ ork; Dick Czaplinski, Elizabeth, New Jersey; Roy Meyers, Miami, Florida, and Anthony D'Aqastino, Florida. The next pledge class in all possibility will be one of the largest due to the summer rush program. The last pledge class gave a beach party for the actives at Crandon Park that ended the social events of the season. Bridge and sports were played during the afternoon while others roasted hot-dogs over charcoal fires. The boisterous laughter developed into whispers as the night grew older. And when the sun fell into the ocean, fatigued shadows of barefoot dancers glided across the open terrace, while the white capped waves broke on the shore below. The light of the mid-night lamp burned to a flicker after continuous burning for a week. Yes, exams were over, as everyone marked up another semester to his credit. End of finals could have come at no better time. LEGRAND TURNER, historian


Alpha Psi

Alpha Psi officers for the fall semester arc Lyle Aamoth, archon; Bill Engle, secretary; John Poe, treasurer; Wally Hutton, historian; Dave Bibler, chaplain; Durb Day, warden; and Howard Thursby, steward. L. D . Trent will act as interfraternity council delegate, while Bill Yagel will be our representative on the organized paper, THE PIN. As of now, seven men have been pledged: Don Cowan, Crown Point Ind . ; Howard Reineke, Fort Wayne; Everett Wolfe and Joe Smillie, Kokomo, Ind.; Jim Masters, Monticello; Jim Thompson, Evansville; and Don Heideman, Seymour, Ind. The following seven men will be initiated shortly: Tom Bossung, Jerry Allen, Bill Seng, Don Brennen, Martin Prunty, Jim Keller, and Bill Yagel.

Activities for this semeste'r are in full swing and they find Pi Kappa Phi headin! the list of campus fraternities . Near the end of last school year, me!ll' bers honored the brothers who bad b~n pinned during the semester at a PIP Dinner.


Alpha Qrne9°

The biggest spring term event at Alphl 21 Omega was our bouse formal on MaY It was dubbed "The First Annual Jl.oSI Ball." It was too late to pick our "F-0~ Queen" this year but we plan to do fl! in the following years. The dance was held at the home of Ala~ and Brian Graves because our prese". quarters were too small. Our chaperon~' were Mr. and Mrs. Nuenfeldt, Mrs. craves, and Dr. and Mrs. Kleinsorge. Music con· sisted of a three-piece band. The rose decorations were simple wilh small rose decorations about the room 5• : large display of roses framing the fron ·n« door, and another display of roses spe ll1


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out the Greek initials of the fraternity. Alums AI Ruedy, Larry Bear, and !{en . was Doherty were present and the affair a huge success. Just before finals the fraternity tbre'' a "last" party on the coast. It was a fine day and everybody had a wonderful ti(lll· l . • d Our best news is that we have acquire a new house in a much better locatio~ close to the campus. We did some repaint· . . . . d . g thl mg an d mmor repairs on It unn II· summer to put it in ship-shape for fa The new address is: 1390 Emerald st . Eugene, Oregon. Several summer get-togethers and rush· ing parties rounded up a full summer. ALAN GRAVES, historiat1


Newark College of Engineering

Beta Alph~

Beta Alpha opens its '49-50 scbola:U' year with a new slate of officers and fi~ new brothers. The new officers are )lo. Gourley, archon; Jim Gomes, Ted Jensen, secretary; George Per kiP d historian; John Fitzgibbon, chaplain; an Frank Likens, warden . Jim and Ted wer: re-elected to their former offices. 'fh new brothers are John Albright, po~ Elliott, Frank Likens, James Ryan, an George Lewis. . . .. r·IIil Four brothers, M1ke Bravette and v> 1 Schlosser, majors in Electrical Engineering• 9' and AI Taboada, and Frank Cozarelli, J1l 0 jors in Chemical Engineering w~re lost ~[I the chapter through graduation. We ,v

thern lives. every success in their professional

fraternity sweetheart. She was pinned by Pi Kappa Phi's former sweetheart, Miss · Margaret Davis.

su!he chapter remained active during the rnee~r. We held a business and social lur g once each month, and had a good su:out at each. The highlight of the 1\ortrner was a weekend outing to Brother nect· Gorshkoff's summer cottage in Conlcut. l'here · Plans IS not too much time to tell about 1'he ~or the coming year just at this time. in lh c apter is sponsoring a square dance hope e. school gym on October 8, and we event It WI'IJ be a success. News of other chapt and activities will be found in our er newspaper.

!leta B t on M: e a held its gold and white ball Suzza ay 21, at the picturesque Challet ~&e ,n?e, known as "The Little Swiss Vill>lhi~h 111 Lake Wales, Florida. The affah Was a semi-forma I, buffet-supper

and dance, was wonderful and enjoyed by all. Miss Margaret Anne Durham, ADPi, was introduced to the. public as our new

Also introduced at the dance were om new officers for fall term: They are: Robert Gartner, archon; Joseph De Flora, treasurer; John Davidson, secretary; Forrest Halter, historian; Ned Hill, warden; and Delbert Allen, chaplain: With 15 new members initiated since you last heard from us, our membership was 42 at the close of tlie spring term. The new men are: Robert Roberto, Leroy Mills Forrest Halter, Walter Kirkland, Jack Fletcher, Lynn Maxwell, William Couch, John Davidson, Jan Bloempoort, William Willilms, William Frazie~, Edward Hierholzer, Donald Gillard, Edward Judson, and Edwin Waters. Brother Don Boether, our first archon, graduated June 1, and became our first alumnus. Before he graduated he accepted a bid to Kappa Delb Pi, national education honorary, from Florida Southern'·· dean. We are planning a variety show, "Kam pus Kapers," which we will present 011

111 8 Ch 0 Perones for Alpha Omega's Rose rs. Q~do ~-: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Neunfeldt, and r. Kleinsorge.

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November 11. It will be an annual affair and all fraternities and sororities on campus will participate. The organizers of the production are: Robert Bruce and John Davidson, co-producers; Delbert Allen, layout manager; Ned Hill, act manager; Thomas Blyth, advertising manager; and William Frazer, ticket chairman. Also assisting are: William Couch, Forrest Halter, Edwin Waters, 路 Joseph DeFiora, and Jan Bloempoort. "Kapers" will be ' about a three-hour revue, consisting of plays, singing, vaudeville acts, etc. A trophy will be awarded the organization giving the best performance. The prize will be transferred each year to the winning group and will be the permanent possession of the group winning it three years in succession. Three of our brothers completed their senior year by graduating from summer school : William Herring, Ray Dutcher, Ridgewood, N. J.; George Bingham, Charles Fay, Lakeland, Fla., and Joel Pierce, Wauchula, Fla. Northern members of Beta Beta got together this summer for dancing and refreshments in The Chimes Restaurant in Ridgewood, N. J. A grand time was had by all. We of Beta Beta have done much to build our chapter in its first 'year. We are looking optimistically to the future and another successful year. We extend our best wishes to all our brother chapters and hope they will have a successful year. FOREST HALTER,

University of Missouri


Beta Epsilon

The opening of the fall term found the Pi Kappa Phi's of Beta Epsilon busily redecorating a new house. The little white house at 1512 Rosemary Lane, which

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Pi Kapps who sang in the University of Washington's Songfest on the porch of Alpha Delta's house. housed the Pi Kappa Club, was too small to accommodate a growing fraternity, so a larger house at 704 Maryland has been leased. By the combined efforts of actives and pledges who returned to school a week early the first floor has been completely redecorated, and the upper stories are receiving attention between classes . The first social event of the year was an informal house party October 1, celebrating the completion of the first floor, and the first meal served at the house. Dancing, and the broadcast of the MissouriS.M.U. game occupied the evening, and the social calendar of Beta Epsilon Chapter, with promise of other such parties in the future, is off with a running start. We were honored, October 1, with a visit from George Driver, alumnus of Nu chapter, Brother Driver, as you know, was Supreme Archon 1923-'27 and gave us several valuable tips to help us over the rough spots of getting our m!w chapter started. Beta Epsilon extends an invitation to any Pi Kapps passing through Columbia. Stop and say hello, we're just around the corner from the administration building, and you're always welcome. Eo LASSWELL, historian

On Tuesday, September 28, we held 11 informal rush function at our bouse au were well pleased with a turnout of interested students. The following Tuesdl we held a party for a select group of potential pledges. Out of this groUP f. expect to pledge some 20 men this fall: We are still repairing and redecoratiJII our newly purchased house and expect f complete all improvements in the rot$ month so it will be in fine shape for boJIIf coming festivities. The house had not lJ!II occupied for some time and was in \~ bad condition when we moved in dU 11 the early summer. New officers installed for the fall t~ are: ]ames L. O'Neal, archon; Mar( Schaffner, treasurer; Joseph Byers, 垄~ tary; William J. Reagan, historian; Ffll~ kin Ruffra, chaplain and house manager; a~ con Errol Richardson, warden. lo During the summer, Beta Gamrna aP two other fraternities held an infot~ dance outdoors at picturesque GypsY lage. It was socially and financiallY sU' cessful. The band was an excellent one a~ everyone had a grand time. Just at this time we are organiziil~ political campaign for Brother Joe lll''r candidate for the Liberal Arts Stud< Council election in mid -November. Joe ~ a competent man and we believe the coU,, dl would be fortunate to have a rnaP , w~ll qualified in their group. 0 We expect to field an excellent tO football team in the intramural Ie~~ this fall . We finished a successful basJ;t1 路 ch' ball and softball season. Our ath letrc 001 man, Angelo Passanisi, has done a worthy job in giving us outstanding tel in all sports. WILLIAM


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Alpha Si9~; .


The past summer saw us putllnt~ : 路 eP all possible effort, after the Un1V 11 took over our house, to find another. finally succeeded in securing one a~ the street at 1516 W. Cumberland v It is a definite improvement over the 1 house and we are much pleased W1'th. After hectic weeks of working feverishll get a hou se in time for rush week, just present, we are enjoying the first bit relaxation and peace. f) Our newly elected archon, JohP di~ 1 Board, is to be congratulated for h0 . things in line and keeping our operall' in the black during the difficult surilPr months when we had such a small r~~ sentation of Pi Kapps in school. Ed

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kin come' secret . ary, and Tom Savage, treasurer, to k 111 for their share of praise for helping eep u . A s In the groove. s Othe a resu 1t of their endeavors and of secu~' combined with our good luck in a "' ng a house, Alpha Sigma completed •uost neophyt successful rush week, adding 18 es to our pledge class. }A.MES D. 13RAND'ON, historian

An open letter from a younger generation member of Gamma: "This is in the manner of endorsing Pi Kappa Phi and the fraternity system as a whole. During May there was a slight lull in class work and three of us from Gamma took a little trip. Bill Martin, who owned the cor Arthur Heath, and I took a trip to Seattle, ostensibly to see the Cal: Husky Crew Races. On our trek north we stopped in at Alpha Omega for lunch, and merely hod to hint that we were Pi Kopps when they went all out to make us welcome. We couldn't stay because we wonted to get on to Seattle. We arrived there the next day after warning Alpha Delta of our impending visit. I con honestly say that I hove ·never been so wonderfully treated by a group with whom I hod no acquaintance up to that time. We spent four days in Seattle and the Alpha Deltons took the trouble to show us their campus, to enlighten us all about the Great Northwest, and to provide dotes, transportation corsages, and all the trimmings for their Spring Formal, the Orchid Boll ... The dance was very nice and District Archon Snider took me and my dote, as well as some of the Alpha Deltons to dinner afterwords. On the return trip we stopped off at Alpha Zeta to freshen up as we were driving straight through to Berkeley. "I was truly ~orry to leave such a ~rand bunch of people, and the word 'fraternity took on a true meonmg for me." Signed: Roger C. Welty, Gamma Summer, 1949

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