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President- Howard D. Leake, 314 Edgewood Blvd., Birmingham 9, A la . Treasurer- John W. Deimler, 335 Righters Ferry Road, BolaCynwyd, Penna. Sccretary-J. A I Head, 590 Vista Avenue, Sa le m, Oregon Historian-Frederick Grim, P. 0. Box 1191, Roanoke, Yo. Chancellor- The ron A. Houser, St. Matthews, South Carolina

ildir>i Executive Secretary-W. Bernard Jones, Jr ., Virginia au Richmond, Yo . · Traveling Counse lor-Jack W. Steward, Virginia Bldg., Richr!l<>" ~~ Editor, STAR AND LAMP-Laura B. Parker, Virginia au• Richmond, Virginia rfl Office Manage r- Mary S. Osterman, Virginia Building, Richr!l Virginia

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DISTRICT ARCHONS Dist . 1- Fred Krupp, 42 Magoun Rd ., West Islip, L. 1., N. Y. Dist. 11- Joe W. Guthridge, Unive rsity Club, Blacksburg, Yo. Dist. 111-A. H. Borland, Il l Corcoran St., Durham, N. C. Dist. IV- James M. Wilson, 29 16 Forest Drive, Forest Hill s, Columb ia, S.C. Dist . V-Wa lte r F. Doyle, P. 0. Box 158, Macon, Ga . Dist. VI -W illiam G. Je nnings, 2103 West End, La ke land, Fla. Dist. VII-J. Warren Wi lliams, Box 95, Luverne, Ala. Dist. VIII- J. Ed . Jones, Rt. 1, Bennett Rd., Chattanooga, Tenn.

UNDERGRADUATE CHAPTERS Alpha-Co llege of Charleston, 3 12 King St., Cha rl eston, S. C. Beta-Presbyte rian College, Clinton, S. C. Gamma-U ni vers ity of California, 2634 Ban croft Way, Berke ley, Calif. De lta- Furman University, Box 41, Greenville,

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Epsilon- Davidson College, Davidson, N. C. Zeta-Wofford Co ll ege, Spartanburg-' S. C. University, Box 27~, Emory Eta-Emory Un ive rsity, Ga. lato-Georg •a Tech, Box 0, Georgia Tech, Atlanta Go. Kappa-Unive rsit y of North Carolina, 317 W . Rose mary St., Chapel Hill , N. C. Lambda-Un ive rs ity of Georgia, 599 Prince Ave., Athens, Ga. Mu-Duke University, Box 4682, Duke Stat ion. Durham, N. C. Nu- Univers ity of Nebraska, 229 N. 17th St., Lincol n, Nebraska. Xi-Roanoke College, 327 High St., Sa le m, Yo. Omicron- University of Alabama, 804 Hackberry Lone, Tusca loosa, Alabama Rho-Wa shington & Lee Uni ve rsity, Lock Drawer 903, Lex ington Yo . Sigma- Un iversit y of South Carolina, Tenement 7, Univ. of S. C., Columbia, S.C. Tau-North Carolina State College, 407 Horne St ., Raleigh, N. C. Upsilon-Un iversity of Illinois, 1002 South Lincoln, Urbano, Illinois Chi-Stetson Un iversit y, Deland, Florida Psi-Cornell University, 722 Un ivers ity Ave., Ithaca, N. Y. Omega- Purdue, 330 N. Grant St., W. Lafayette, Indiono Alpha Alpha- Mercer Unive rsity, Box 524, Mercer University, Macon, Ga.

Alpha Delta-U ni versity of Wa shington, 4504 16th N. E., Seatt le, Washington Alpha Epsilon-Unive rs ity of Florida, 1469 W. University Ave., Gainesville, Flo . Alpha Zeta- Oregon State College, 21st and Harrison, Corvallis, Ore. Alpha Eta- Howard College, Birmingham, Ala . Alpha Theta-Michigan State College, 507 E. Grand River, East Lansing, Mich. Alpha lata- Alabama Institute of Techno logy, 255 College St., Auburn, Ala.

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IX- Edward G. Jackson, 2 17 Miami Ave., Terrace pork, Mid' X- Kryn Nagelkirk, 316 Lothrop Rd., Grasse Pointe 30, d Xi-Robert C. Gullion, P. 0. Box 532, West Lafayette, 1 ~ · M•~~· XII-Kenneth W. Kuhl, 436 Wood lawn, St. Paul 5, D· XIII-Ad rian C. Taylor, 23 1 Ave. " C" West, Bismarck, N· XIV-Wayne R. Moore, 327 Russell, Ames, Iowa . XVIII-Pau l M. Hupp, 1350 Sherman St., Denver 3, ColO· tJ! XXI-William Gill , Headquarte rs, Army Chemical Center,

Alpha Lambda-U n iversity of Mississ ippi, Box 524, Un iversity, Miss . Alpha Mu-Penn. State College, Fairmount and Garne r, State College, Penna. Alpha Xi- Brooklyn Po ly. Institute, 33 Sidney Place, Brooklyn, New York Alpha Omicron- Iowa State College, 407 We lch Ave., Ames, Iowa Alpha Sigma-University of Tennessee, 1516 W. Cumbe rland Ave., Knoxville, Tenn. Alpha Tau-Rensse lae r Poly . Institute, 4 Park Place, Troy, New York Alpha Upsilon-Drexe l lnst. of Technology, 3405 Pawelton Ave ., Philadelphia, Penna . Alpha Phi-Illinois Institute of Technology, 3220 S. Michigan Ave ., Chicago, Ill. Alpha Chi--;-University _o f Miami, Box 97, Univ. of Miom• Branch, M1am1 , Flo. Alpha Psi-U n ivers ity of Indiana, 504 E. Kirkwoad Ave ., Bloomington, Ind . Alpha Omega-Un ive rsity of Oregon, 1390 Emerald St. Eugene, Oregon. Beta Alpha-Newark College of Engineerin9, cjo Stude nt Moi l, Newark College of Engineering, 367 High St., Newark 2 N. J . Beta Beta-F lorida Southern Col lege, Bldg. 1- A, Florida Southe rn College, Lake land, Fla . Beta Gamma-Univ. of Louisville, 2216 Con federate Place, Louisville, Ky. Beta Delta-Drake University, 29 16 Cottage Grove Ave ., Des Moines, Iowa. Beta Epsilon-U ni ve rsit y of Missouri, 704 Maryland, Columbia, Mo. Beta Zeta-Si mpson College, 401 "B" St., Indianola, Iowa. Beta Eta- Florida State University, Box 4951, Florida State University, Tall aha ssee, Fla .

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Ames, Iowa-Wayne R. Moore, Dept . of Gen. Eng ., Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa . Atlanta, Ga.-Wo lter E. Crawford, Rhodes Have rty Building, Atlanta, Go . Birmingham, Alabama- Henry Smith, 820 N. 3 1st St., Birmingham, Ala . Charleston, S. C.-U nass igned. Charlotte, North Carolina- Don Davidson, Jr., The Hero ld Press, Charlotte, N. C. Chattanooga, Tennessee-Lee L. Ryerson, Jr., 308 Guild Dri ve, Chattanooga, Tenn. Chicago, Illinois-Wil lia m H. O' Donnell , 1952 E. 72nd Pl., Chicago, Ill.

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Volume XXXVI

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ca~ Sat. Auot Sun. A ug. 20. 0 ur special . St!' open at Chicago UnJOn ~or. over, tion. Departure at late h act northb< but check in early for sp for o'clock assignment. All aboard! · un. Aug a thrilling trip. . 1 hesitatl Mon. Aug. 21 Morning arn~: Seattle ~.)r~ggse in St. Paul, where del~~~ from Nu, Alpha 0Tll1 .100 10 Beta Delta and Beta EpSI ·, earl• 0 join us. Great Northe~ p derline ORIENTAL LIM I 1' P. l'irne 1 nlll~' unn glides through Minneariver \ 1 6 the lakelands and Red R !' · 1?n. Au Valley country of North JJ• ~ng ou kota. Is leav

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ti lthedule ·tca~SatA . Stl" 'v ug. 2 6 The meetmgs 0 wn r er, our sleepers leave 1te hou; n~rthbound tonight at 11:30 0 clock or spa dI ror Sun . ar · h. ~ug. 27 This morning we . ·al Sest tate an hour or so in g arn~ . peattle. A scenic ride along ~e]ega r. b ~ g e t Sound's shorefine ) ..,,·croo '" . rtn gs us to Vancouver, B . C., Epsilo~ ~n e~rly afternoon, with Bor:>rthernp ~rhne inspection enroute. I 'f ~L• line to visit and shop here neapO r , Until 6 · 30 PM ,d Rive ·'lo . - v~· in. Aug.. 28 By early mornJrth .ng our powerful locomotive 'S leaving Revelstoke, heart o[ the Canadian Rockies. ~Owly through fern-wreathed . lbert Canyon then Peaks (numerable into Field, Lake C0 Uise and Banff almost to r algary, Alta. Ues. Aug. 29 We witness Canada's golden wheat being ~arnered in the Prairie rovinces. ~ 13

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BROTHERS, Come and Meet Your Brothers! THE BIG DATE is approachingthe 23rd Supreme Chapter meeting of Pi Kappa Phi, in Portland, Oregon, "The City of Roses," Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 23, 24, 25, 26, 1950. In keeping with their custom of always doing everything right, .the Portland alumni, headed by a crack Convention Committee, is sparing neither time nor effort in preparing the details so necessary to the Convention's success. The days will be well rounded with business sessions, round tables, officer training and future policy discussions, election of national officers, etc. A full program of social affairs, too, is in the offing. There will be interesting diversions each night. Delegates from undergraduate and alumni chapters, undergrads and many other interested and enthusiastic Pi Kapps, will literally pour into Portland. West coasters, middlewesterners, northeasterners a n d southeasterners, from all directions,

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+ they'll come by auto, bus, train, and plane. The business sessions will be held in the old Heathman Hotel . Brief sketches of the Convention Chairmen follow: "Warm-up" Party Chairman Fred Waker, the friendly and full of fun "Warm-up" Party Chairman, is in charge of the opening event of the convention. He is well qualified for this post. Brother Fred is graduate of OSC, where he majored in electrical engineering. He served in the Engineers' Corps of the U. S. Navy. For the past four years Fred has been in charge of the Portland Office of the Crouse-Hinds Company, manufacturers of Electrical

Old Group Picture of Portland alumni as they looked. on their Installation night in early 1936. Left to right, back row: Carlisle Smith, Norman Wilbur, Henry Shumaker, K. Ward Anderson, Bob Pierce, R. G. Harris, Tom Jermin, George Ruby, Darel Philips, Charles Rutledge, Horace Granger, (deceased), Dr. George Allen Odgers, Ransom Mienke, (deceased!, T. J. Starker, Bob Peacock, Clarence Eckstrand, Dr. Ray Mangels, Rene Koelblen, Ralph Snider, W. Ross Roberts, R. T. Beasley, Clyde R. Dean, L. D. Bush, Donald M. Lawton. Left ta right, front raw: Barney Moe, Ed Brehm, Hugh Hanna, Cecil Manning, unidentified, J. AI Head, National Secretary. 4

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General Chairman . William A. Stein is jovial, .geo;: and able. He's the General Chatrt!l d Bill was born and reared in Por~~ and attended grade and high sstate there. He attended Oregon 1~ College, 1936-1940, and graduaa11 in pharmacy and pre-medics. A P~ Archon of Alpha Zeta at Ore~Jll. State College, Bill is also the \ 1. I} 'N mediate past-president of the P~ 0r ~~~a land Alumni chapter. He spent d'cai 4~h ( years in the U. S. Navy :Me ~ 3 ''~ti: Corps in World War II. Now he ilf ' practicing pharmacist and is ha~eil married. His wife, Pauline, an~,( 1~ 'a nd two young sons, Bill, 4_0 , and 1 rn 19. 1.0, are all looking forward to see! · ~en you at Convention. factu!

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of Al Ruedy. Born in Washington , D. . March 23, 1928, Al 's family moved to Portland when he was quite young. In the " Rose City" he attended Ainsworth grade school and graduated from Lincoln High . Like Bob Chapman, Al was initiated into Alpha Zeta June 1, 194 7, but when the University of Oregon chapter was installed, he was given charter recognition and numbered Alpha Omega 14. At the University he majored in business administration and specialized· in advertising. He was day manager of ~ the OREGON

Convention Property Chairman Everything owned by Pi Kappa Phi at the Convention (from a lady's handkerchief, if she happens to be a date, a wife, or a mother of a Pi Kapp, to the gavel in the National President's hand) will be und er the watchful eye of Kenneth M Hawke, Jr ., chairman of convention property. Ken is a native of Seattle, where he was born June 3, 1926 . He attended OSC 1944-1948 and was initiated into Alpha Zeta chapt~r November 1946. He graduated from the School of Business and Technology. Since graduation , he has been active in the Portland alumni chapter and served as vicepresident. Gaylord Nixon is general chairman of Alpha Zeta's participation in the convention . The Oregon State group will handle the model initiation, recognition , the convention dance, and- last but not least, dates for the delegates. Gertrude Stein says "a rose is a rose, is a rose, is a rose! " Alpha Zeta's date chairman, Don Blinco says " th ere 1.s a rose, or four or' more roses, in the 'City of Roses' for you." SO " COME SEE," "COME AUGUST, 1950! "

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THE SECRET'S OUT! The Portland alumni chose The Heathman Hotel for C o n v e n t i o n Headquarters for a reason. There are two of these hotels, The Heathman and The New Heathman, across the street from each other. With so many Pi Kapps, Convention bound. pouring into the "Rose City," The Heathman won 't be able to take care of them all! Naturally, the younger hotel, The New Heathman, will "come to the aid of the party." These centrally located, up-toelate, modern hotels are within close proximity of the theatre, shopping. and financial districts of Portland. The business sessions of the Convention will be held in The Heathman, often called The Old Heathman. It was built by the late George E. Heathman in 192 5 and was opened in early 1926. The New Heathman Hotel was opened in January 1928. Both are under the management of the son of the original owner, Harry E. Heathman. His two assistant managers are Darrel F. Peterson and J. Howard Brown . The Heathman was the first hotel in the United States to install a pipe organ in its lobby. It has played dinner-hour concerts every night since its opening. It was one of the first hotels to have a radio station. Station KOIN was installed in its basement the day it opened. They moved to the mezzanine floor of The New Heathman upon its completion . There they installed large modern 6

studios. Soon thereafter they became affiliated with the Columbia Broadcasting System. A lovely strip of park begins directly across the street from The Heathman and extends about fifteen blocks. The beautiful and restful park is a veritable bird sanctuary and contains many famous pieces of sculpture, statuary and fountainsâ&#x20AC;˘ The Park Blocks are faced by the Masonic Temple, the Art Museum

and several churches. Truly a 11 0~. restful place to stroll, they ~ribute much to the qui.et,, sa~151 h1 j mg atmosphere charactensttc o hotels. ~ The Heathman Hotels have pia}' of hosts to many prominent people Jd the business and professional worlt' Famous named dance bands, cepd brities, and stars of the stage ae!S screen make them their headqua,~l when visiting " The Rose City. Right in the center of thill~~ They promise a discerning conve~ tioner every accommodation desires.

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u.nt1l 1936, when he accepted a positiOn as salesman for The Tappan Stove Company, Mansfield Ohio out of their Detroit office. Since 'that time he has been placed in charge of the Detroit territory which ranks No. 1 with his Compan~ in Sales. Gene was District Archon for Pi Kappa Phi 's District Two which comprises the State of Virginia. He is a Past Department Commander The American Legion , a past president East Side Detroit Lions Club and has been a member of the Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for thirty years. Brother Dunaway has two children, Albert Dunson Dunaway of Houston , Texas, and Mary Jean Dunaway of LaGrange, Georgia. You should hear him talk about that grandson " Buz" Dunaway, now living in Hou~ton . Gene and Sallie Virginia Brown of Pamplin, Virginia were married in New York on December 30 1939. Incidentally, this is a belated notice to the STAR AND LAMP but Brother Fred Neuls, Alpha Xi, was best man and Past National President, Brother William J. Berry, was one of the chief supporters I Brother and Mrs. Gene reside at 11070 Lakepointe Road in Detroit, Michigan. Come to Portland, Oregon, August 23 -24-25-26, 1950 and meet these nice people and congratulate Brother Gene! 7


Beta Zeta Installed At Simpson District X.IV, A Beehive of Fraternity Activity, Brings Another Chapter into the Growing Mid-Western Pi Kappa Phi Family. 'fHE MAN BEHIND THE MEN in District XIV has done it again! District Archon Wayne R. Moore has planned and successfully achieved another Pi Kapp victory in his native State of Iowa. After much preliminary work on his part and on the part of his Pi Kapp associates in District XIV, Beta Zeta chapter at Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa has joined the growing mid-western family of Pi Kappa Phi. With ceremonies fitting the occasion, the installation took place the week end of February 11th. Many notable local Pi Kapps and others from a distance were in attendance. A smart initiation team of Beta Oeltans (Drake University) came over from Des Moines to do the honors. This young group did a good job. Members from Alpha Omicron (Iowa State) also took part in the ceremonies. Social highlight of the installation program was the banquet held in the Shannan Cafe at 6:30 Sunday evening. The banqueteers sang a group of rousing fraternity songs before the meal. Afterwards John Coons, · Alpha Delta, took over the piano to play "The Rose of Pi Kappa Phi. " When all joined in song, the program got under way. Brother Wayne Moore served as master of ceremonies. He introduced the guests: Gene Henshaw, president of the Simpson chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha; Darwin Rapp, president of Alpha Tau Omega, and Professor Erven Dornbos, Department of Mathematics at Simpson College. Robert Howell, archon- of Beta Delta, introduced the men from Drake at Des Moines. Archon Paul Proescholdt, Alpha Omicron, introduced the Iowa State Pi Kapps present. Next, Brother Wayne presented the main speaker of the evening, George Driver, past national president of Pi Kappa Phi. Brother Driver spoke of the values of experience received as a fraternity undergraduate. He stated the need of practical application of ideals of brotherhood is great in our present time. And quoted from a paper on 8

modern educational practices emphasizing technology and neglecting spiritual values. His talk was an inspiring one. Robert Trevethan, archon of the new Simpson College Chapter, introduced the officers of Zeta Beta. Beta Delta Chapter then presented a gift to the new group. Brother W. Bernard Jones, Jr., Executive Secretary, directed the highlight of the banquet, tht: presentation of the charter to Pi Kappa Phi at Simpson College. He spoke a few words on attitudes as he handed the charter to Beta Zeta's archon. This ceremony brought the evening to a close. No one could tell me where my soul might be; searched for God but he eluded me: sought my brother out and found all three. -Ernest Howard Crosby.

Wyoming Invites Pi Kapps To See Yellowstone Next Summer " Nature puts on her most magnificent variety show in Yellowstone National Park," says Wyoming's Commerce and Industry Commission. " So amazing are its geysers, hot springs, paint pots, mud volcanos, petrified forest, mighty canyon and falls, that for several generations people absolutely refused to believe that such things existed. " The best-known Yellowstone wonder is the geysers, particularly Old Faithful, which erupts regularly every sixty-five minutes. These steaming, roaring, hissing, furnaces of nature constitute the world 's greatest display of geyser activity. In fact, geysers are found in only two other places in the world- New Zealand and Iceland ! " Second in fame but second to none in spectacle is the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. From several man-built vantage points, one can gaze downward 1,200 feet through a myriad of colors to the graceful ,

swift-flowing Yellowstone Two tremendous waterfalls the beauty of the canyon • Lower Falls roars from a downward 308 feet- twice the of famed Niagara. " But, even without nomena of nature, Y-"'"""Lu... America 's best-equipped because of its scenic beautY great natural zoo. If you have patience and take the time to along part of the hundreds of easy trails, amateur and photographers will be warded with unique pict elk, deer, mountain sheep, moose, buffalo, beaver and smaller animals and birds. 10 NOTE: If you would like. tl ceive illustrative material, wntCif Wyo. Commerce & Indu~try Ch~ mission, 329 Capitol Buildmg, enne, Wyoming. ( I) Charter group of Beta Zeta, College: L. to R., standing: Maris, Junior Lane, Charles Gritton, Walter Peterson, Tam Squire, Earl David Goulart, and Willis Seated, I to r: George tory; Bud Dettman, Trevethan, archon; Professor Dornbos, faculty adviser; Jack historian; Norman Mcintyre, and Keith Prueitt, chaplain. (2) Seated : Beta Zeta's hou Alma Rexroat. L to sta surrounded by Beta man, Loren Gore, Archon than, Jim Jervis, and Kneeling: Historian Jack (3) L. to r.: Past national presidWent. Driver, Executive Secretary · Jones, Professor Erven Dornbos, adviser; Robert Trevethan, Zeta; Carl Proeschold, Omicron; Robert Howell, o Delta; and District Archon, Moore, have informal session. d (4) Standing: The Man B~hi" Active XIVth District, District Wayne R. Moore, Master of at Beta Zeta's Installation brief talk to the assembled his left is John Coons, Beta Delta; R.: George Bernard Jones, Jr., and P Dornbos. (5) Beta Zeta is installed amidst singing. 16) L to r.: D. A. Wayne R. Bernard Jones, Jr., Speaker of ing, Past National Presiden 1 Driver; Professor Erven Dornb05 • adviser. (7) Archon Trevethan receives Beta charter from Executive Bernard Jones, Jr. Seated Coons, co-founder Beta D. A. Wayne R. Moore. THE

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SIMPSON COLLEGE was founded at Indianola, Iowa in 1860 by the western Iowa conference of the Methodist Episcopal church and was first known as the "Indianola Male and Female Seminary." It has remained a co-educational institution in the 90 years since. The college name was changed to the Des Moines Conference Seminary but became Simpson Centenary college in 1867 in honor of Bishop Matthew Simpson. The name was shortened to Simpson college in 1885. Simpson college has maintained high scholastic standing and takes considerable pride also in a long Jist of illustrious alumni; for example such persons as: Mrs. Eugenia Anderson, ambassador to Denmark; Harry A. Bullis, president of General Mills; Frank L. Mott, dean of the school of journalism at the University of Missouri ; and Dr. George Washington Carver, the famous Negro scientist.

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A recent issue of Good Housekeeping magazine in listing 104 of the smaller colleges across the United States, singled out four in Iowa including Simpson, to show that it is possible for a worthy boy or girl to obtain a thorough training in a first-rate college at moderate expense. · Simpson college has achieved recognition throughout the middlewest, although 645 of its students

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Simpson is accredited by ~~~~ B North Central Association of ~as leges and Secondary Schools,. ·e· on Association of American Univers~!Ie;. 194• 1 the American Association of yn 1''·t( aton sity Women and the U mvers\1 • no· Senate of the Methodist church. er· Ing is approved and holds full m~rnb 01 ship in the National Association ol j 1 l Schools of Music. It is a member e.~· Slat the Association of American Colleg ch toll'\ the National Conference of Ch~r~ 1 lllai Related Colleges and the Amenc e<i c}je1 Council on Education. It is appro" 01 L 1i by the Iowa State Department :~te1 Public Instruction. lStt

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the" Soc~ccording to the Boylan Report, ,f th' \i ~I fraternities and sororities at !0 roil· h~· ama-which did over $1 million ttend· or Ine~s last year-spend only 3 % ye31 ti~·the1r total income on social ac1 thl lly, n th1 or About 90% of the total income 1ctioP SOr th~ average campus fraternity or ho~~Ity is spent to provide food and thr 1 SSJng for the members. oriai () ~ch figures are revealed by Louis ·niP• ba· ,0 Ylan, au?itor for. 3 7. of A!aen·, 1tlu~~ s 43 social orgamzatwns, m11iP· to tl~ng Pi Kappa Phi, in a report ,, e Alabama administration. or 1.\V~ have compared the expenses · JP' 1 11dJviduals in sororities and fra. ~ ernir (JJPr IV ~es who live and eat elsewhere. dofJ hnd it much cheaper in actual ren' or ar~ spent for one to belong to an fyl11' angan.tzation than it is to maintain st 111dependent status, " Boylan thl atect. r;ol·jlll Boylan's figures come from three tltl fr aster reports covering the period ie; 19°m September 1948 to August ver· fr 49 · One statement was drawn it) aom the records of 14 sororities; f 11 innother from 20 fraternities-excludler· the off-campus Phi Sigma Kappa, ot j PiPha Sigma Phi and Alpha Epsil_on ol St chapters; and a third cumulative eS· c0atement of income and expense ch lll ~bining the other statements. Recl~111ing groups are not Boylan's Ients. th l'he combined gross income of li ese 34 organizations for the period stect totals $1,000,863 .51. Of this

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District I and XXI Hold Officers Training School By R. H. Crossley, Alpha Mu The first Officers' Training School in the Northeastern area was conducted March 18-19, 1950 during a joint conclave of Districts I and XXI. The meeting was held in the Statler Hotel, New York City, and represented were 21 officers and delegates from Alpha Xi (Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute), Beta Alpha (Newark College of Engineering), Alpha Ups i 1 on (Drexel), Psi (Cornell) and Alpha Tau (Rennsselaer). Also present were: 1st District Archon Fred W. Krupp; 21st District Archon. W. E. Gill; National Finance Chairman, R a 1 ph W. Noreen; and C. H. Steffan and R. H. Crossley from the New York alumni group. W. Bernard "Bernie" Jones arrived by plane from Norfolk, and former traveling counselor, R. E. "Gene" Kraber, commuted from Philadelphia. The meeting was convened at 2 P. M. March 18, by D. A. Fred Krupp. First order of business was

the appointment of a Legislative Committee to consider matters to be placed on the agenda of the 19 50 Supreme Chapter, and a Committee on Time and Place for the next joint conclave. Archon Bill Zika (Beta Alpha) invited all to attend his chapter's annual Rose Ball that evening, and Archon Harry Murphy (Alpha Xi) extended a similar invitation to attend a smoker in Brooklyn. Chairman Krupp then turned the meeting over to Bernie Jones, who formally opened the Officers' Training School. The first day of the meeting was devoted to discussions of the work of Central Office, the program of chapter visitations, and the general organizational structure of the National Organization, with the aid of an excellent organization chart prepared by Bernie. Duties and responsibilities of the National OHicers and Committees, and those of chapter officers and committees, were discussed. Emphasis was placed on the desirability of dignity and decorum in all ritualistic procedures. The session adjourned at 5 P. M., after which there was an informal

Representatives and archons of chapters in District I. Robert E. Kochli, Psi; George Mursch, archon Alpha Tau · Harry Murphy, archon, Alpha Xi; District Archon Fred Krupp, Mu; Robert ' Stew~rt, archon, Alpha Upsilon; William Zika, archon, Beta Alpha. District Archon Krupp heads up District I and XXI Officers' Training School.

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Place, · Berme · 's room .for thlat ~atic get-together m . usual " bull-session." Following ~ lton. 1 informal dinner, the gang dep~ ~(I . Ch for the smoker or the dance, an.nu~ tng f understand some hardy "" lllitte attended both. .., toncl, 10 ll"' held The meeting reconvened at . ;icl ~act Sunday,, March 19, with 21st Dts1 lrou, Archon Bill Gill presiding. !li . 1'h 1 Bernie Jones announce.d P~e Journ were being made to consolidateo0k· 19so various fraternity manuals and b be tery' lets in one looseleaf manual t~ ~ an a known as " The Gold Book 0 1¢ Point Kappa Phi." This generallY 001 absen favorably received, although ror ~tatet delegate expressed a preferenfe tbl tng a separately printed copies o Constitution. ·ere Other proposa' 1s d'1scussed "' u!ll ( 1) to charge initiates a lu~~ doP· of $50, payable upon in!tia ar1 ~r; which would completely dtscbfrB' Onto all obligation to the National $3) attitt t~rnity, instead of the present esYt 1Urve plus $10 per year; {2) to incrder· lhe ( central office service to the un 001 liary graduate chapters by (a) adding tab· how, more traveling counsellor, (b) eswest Perso lishing a full-time man on thef eri ~tour coast or (c) hold an annual Of tC af ents Training School at Richmond 001 1heir ing expenses of one delegate dis· lliellll each chapter. After considerable tin~ .Pi· cussion, the consensus of the mee re- ~~ec seemed to be to refer ( 1) to the d)'• "'llllt spective chapters for further st~in~ 1ernit and to exercise restraint in adoP i~ Panh any of the proposals under ( 2) ~sl ~as , the thought that it might be un frS' htuct1 at this time to increase the lltore ternity's annual expense. . . erl ~.ralll. Rushing and pledge tramm~ wnd 1101ls. next discussed in some detatl, :ee , Qu many worthwH le views e~prehs i11 th Following this, Chairman Btll 1n,. ~~n reporting for the Legislati~e C~at lg 7 mittee, proposed a resolutiOn I(' 5, the conclave recommend the fol 10~1 to Q ing matters be fully discussed bY lllec b chapters: iP ~r or ( 1) The discri~ina~ion clause l .s the National Constitution. . • 1341: 0 3 ( 2) Clarification of active vs. :n· anct' active status. Can there be an Q active undergraduate merr:ber:· r ~~~~ ~hou ( 3) Should full regaha o uld 1n it• chapters be mandatory? If so, sbO 1\]j there be a time limit? un1 r!elllo ( 4) The proposal of a lump .s pSI cteti payment of $50 to the NatiO 'llsw • Fraternity. Q 1 In addition, the conclave to reco~ 1~e ~ mend that items 1, 2 and 3 above

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att~o State University found public as reflected in their recent iheVey, generally favorable toward na Greek letter groups. A prelimi1hty tabulation completed March 1, ~~Wed a heavy majority of the 1,2 00 \\'eS1 ~tosons queried thought the student jeer' denups were beneficial, helped stupaf lhe·ts adjust to college life and that fr~P1 ille tt present method.s of selecting ~ d!S' ~hers were satisfactory. etin~ qir la~ned and conducted under. the e rt Co ection of the Public Relatwns udY• ler~rn ittee of the Council of Fratin1 p llity President's and Women'~ \\'~til ~~he.llenic Association, the s~rvey \VJ'l lit aimed at determining pubhc at· frB' ill Udes so that the groups might ~tOte effectively improve their prowert tioarns and correct public misconcep· and ns. liere are some of the results: ~ed orQuestion-Indicate your judgment ~jk9 iea, the value of fraternities in Amercool' a! n college life. Answers-Beneficitbat 18/57; Harmful , 102; No effects, Jlol1'' Q' and, No answer, 81. : ~I 1o Uestions-What do. you. believe y lfJec be the major quahflcatwns fm • in ~t 0 tning a member of a fraterni.ty ,e 1 sorority? Answers-Scholarship . 41 • . 13 ; Personality, 331: Character, 0 3 ;. ~ . and; Money, 133 ; Background . 104 10 1 Social ability, 59. abQuestion-What do you think · a~1 j1n°~t the right the fraternity has 1oul Its choice of members? Answer~ qet\II right, 772; Wrong, 121; UnsUP1 ,., tnocratic 54· Should be up to dis''eti on of ' groups, ' joP•·1 ails 44; I nd e f'In!·te Wer, 58, and No answer, 140. coP!' 1~ Question-Do you think the averre )Jt e student is able to join a fra-

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ternity (sorority)? Answers- Yes, 563; Probably, 41; Doubtful, 50; No, 388; Average student doesn't have the money, 40, and Don't know, 138. Question-What do you consider some characteristics of fraternities? Answers-Help student adjust to college life, 620; Provide homes while at college, 609; Contribute to college activities, 544; Sponsor scholarships, 342; Contribute to community activities, 42 7; Help students improve their ability to study and improve grades, 32 5: Are self-satisfied cliques, 348; Are very costly to join, 323; Make people who belong feel superior to others, 308: Do too much drinking, 272; Seek control of all campus activities, 221 , and Interfere with school work, 203. Question~Should alcoholic beverages be permitted at fraternity parties? Answers - No. 692; Yes, 429: Moderately, 24; Don't know, 56, and No answer 102. Question-If you were an em· player would you rather hire a member or non-member of a fraternity? Answers-Makes no differ· ence, 927; Prefer fraternity men , 144 ; Prefer non-fraternity men, 66, and No answer, 10. Co-chairmen of the Public Rela1ions Committee directing the survey were Bernard G. Gardner of CUYAHOGA FALLS, and Joan Tones of COLUMBUS. Residents in ~11 areas of the city were contacted by student teams of men and women

Fraternity Leader Dies Pi Kappa Phi extends its sympathy to Theta Chi Fraternity on the passing of Frederick W. Ladue on February 12 , 1950. The funeral was held on Friday, February 17 in Schenectady, New York. Frederick Ladue served Theta Chi Fraternity for 38 years. He was national president 1930-1931 , 19341937, 1941-1946 ; he was acting executive secretary 1941-1946 and executive secretary 1946-1948. He was the best known man in Theta Chi and one of the best-known in the fraternity world. He was an able fraternity leader, both in his own fraternity-and in interfraternity matters. In his years of service he made many friends, all of whom will miss him as they carry on his work.

Look for the story of Beta Eta's installation at FloridaState University, Tallahassee, Florida, on February 21, 1950 in the August STAR AND LAMP.

Take To The Trainways, The Skyways, The Highways Come Summer! Modern civilization has not obscured the undulating prairies or the endless horizon; neither has it effected the memory of an heroic past which survives in old landmarks. If you are one of the thousands planning a trek to Yellowstone, Grand Teton, or Glacier National Park before you die, omd if you want to find a good excuse to make a trip to the west coast, PI KAPPA PHI provides you with that excuse come August, 1950.

LET'S TAKE TO THE TRAINWAYS, THE SKYWAYS, THE HIGHWAYS, COME SUMMER More specifically, the ways that parallel the Ole' Oregon Trail To

PORTLAND, OREGON "The City of Roses"

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Prominent Alums of Rensselaer Since that day in 1907 when he climbed the approach to the little red schoolhouse overlooking Troy, N. Y., with his Atlantic City High School diploma clutched tightly in his hand , Professor Grant K. Palsgrove, Alpha Tau, has been a busy

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Read Admiral Lewis B. Comb~: ~ Alpha Tau, we learn, has manY a0 inc! complishments to his credit. Be, late was a member of the original R 5: 1 nais Alpha Tau's predecessor at Ren Isla selaer. Detached from active Naval dulld wiB Admiral Combs was appointed lle31 to0U of the Civil Engineering DepartJ!!e~e: as ~ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institll d ~ 1 January 1, 1948. He was initif ir:~ as an alumnus into Alpha Tau eJ{ Wh 1 ruary 2 2, 1948. Professor Gra~t. 1. t\s ~ Palsgrove was one of those offiC 19 b SJ ing in the ceremonies. Pr~~ 0 "Lewie" Combs as he is kn°\1' !94 to his intimates. ' moved with ~i~ family in 1904 to .Troy, N.Y., whJCf 1 l1 he now ·calls home. He is a nativeJr on€ Mancester Center, Vermont. Jb ~as graduated from Rensselaer in 19 iv with the degree of Civil Engineer· IVitl

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man. Now, forty-two years later, he shows no signs of becoming any less active in the years to come. Professor Palsgrove, as chapter adviser, has always been the "power" behind the throne of Alpha Tau Chapter. His counsel and efforts have always been placed ·unstintingly at its disposal and its predecessor, RTS, for over 3 7 years. Several times the outlook for Alpha Tau· has been stormy. Professor Palsgrove's hand on the helm has kept it afloat and steered its course around the rocks. Possessed of a keen mind for figures and finance, he engineered the plan which enabled Alpha Tau to purchase its present house, now free of mortgage, years ahead of schedule. Fortunate indeed it is that Prof. Palsgrove possesses that kind of mind. Any ordinary person would find himself bankrupt paying the initiation fees and dues to the honorary and professional societies to which 14

he belongs. He has held some office in practically every one of the societies which follow: Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, ASME, FAAAS, SAME, American Academy of Social Science, ASEE, National Society of Professional Engineers, Hui 0 Peli, Eugene Field Society, Authors and Journalists, International Mark Twain Society, and the Advisory Council of Yenching University, Peiping, China. Th~se and much more, according to Alpha Tau 's December chapter

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James E. Blackburn Distinguished In Publishing Field Rising from promotion manager to vice-president of one of the country's larger and better-known publish~ng houses is an achievement of wh1ch James Edward Blackburn, Jr., Alpha Tau, might brag if he were the boastful type. Modest, able, success[ul though he is, the facts had to be dragged out of him. Graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1923, he began his career as a student engineer with Westinghouse Lamp Company, Bloomfield, N.J. He then transferred to Westinghouse's Advertising Department, New York City. He became associated with McGraw-Hill Publishing Company as a Promotion Manager in 1925. The publishing field proved to ll~ ll•S forte. He became manager of the Mail Sales Department in 1929; Director ot Circulation in 1938; and Vice President in 1940. . Brother Blackburn is a director of McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., Inc., McGraw - Hill International Company, and the Audit Bureau of Circulations. He is a trustee of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was awarded the Albert Fox Demers Medal for distinguished service to Rennselaer in June 1947. His clubs are: Engineers Club, Glen Ridge Country Club, American Society of Mechanical Enaineers and Shelter Island Yacht 0 ' Club. Brother Blackburn married the former Harriet Nash in 1926. They have two daughters, Joan Elizabeth and Nancy. They all live at 40 Elston Road, Upper Montclair, New Jersey.

Louis C. Stephens IRO Attorney In Geneva Louis C. Stephens, Xi, is a lawyer with almost 600,000 clients. He is deputy general counsel with the International Refugee Organization which is responsible for unraveling the legal red-tape involved in resettling and repatriating over half a million displaced persons · still homeless after World War II. The IRO is the youngest and largest of the United Nations specialized agencies. Since July 1, 1947, it has found new homes for 700,000

displaced persons and helped 70,000 to return to their native lands. During this period it has given food and shelter to more than one million victims of World War II and, through vocational training courses and legal and emigration advice, assisted them on their way to self-supporting lives. During the war, Brother Stephens served as a staff officer in the . Air Transport Command. At the beginning of his career in Washington, he was secretary to the Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and later became assistant to the SEC's Economic Advisor. The major part of his Federal Service before the war was with REA, in which he held various executive and legal posts. As an undergraduate at Roanoke College, Stephens was president of Blue Key. He received his law degree from George Washington Law School in 1940, where he edited its LAW REVIEW. He married the former Miss Cynthia Ault of Cincinnati and they are making their home in Geneva.

Magalhaes Retires From New York Edison When Frank V. Magalhaes, Alpha Xi, assistant to the Consolidated Edison Company chairman of New York retired in January, the organization lost a versatile executive 1 a man whose broad knowledge of his company's operations goes back to 1898. Brother Magalhaes' utility career began before the turn of the century when, on high school vacation, he became an assistant meter tester with the Edison Electric Illuminating Company of New York. Until 1907 be alternately attended school and worked for Edison either in Meter or Test. Then' fortified with an electrical engineer~ ing degree from the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and assigned as a gt:neral foreman in Meter, he devoted himself to the husky, young and fast-growing New York Edison Company. Brother Magalhaes has an unusual education arid background. He was born in Brazil of a Portuguese father, who owned coffee plantations, and an American schoolteacher mother of Scottish descent. His mother, a graduate of Oberlin College, was a fine scholar and tutor and Frank had no 13


other teacher until he was twelve and left Brazil with his family to settle in Brooklyn. His mother encouraged him to read widely, to see and think constructively and exposed him to a wide range of knowledge. The intellectual curiosity she fostered has blossomed in his work and in many leisure time interests. Brother Magalhaes was a member of the local, Phi Sigma, at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute which became

pany of Philadelphia and, later speech was such a mixture thal 1 an General Electric at Lynn, Massa~ had to take a wild swing at it. I Wll' IInh chusetts. Returning to Consolidated half right at that!" ·r- hega Edison in 1934, he soon was named There are eight major speech dt. spen assistant to Vice President Robert ferences in the U. S. Magalhaes sa>'l: t~cei B. Grove and, in 193 7, was chosen In judging, he uses a number of k~ Stty assistant to President Ralph H . words. In Boston, for instance, tbeo! Sltu< Tapscott. He is a member of the are three different pronunciations ;~se Engineers Club and of the Copper "market." For eastern coast peoP11 41 .\ Hill Golf Club near Flemington, he uses "Mary, marry, merry , ,, !or. orct· ) 1.1 N. J.; a fellow of the AlEE and a southerners "house" and "pennY· Unt . wes terned he ~ • own speech, he says, 1s professional engineer. H1s New York and Ohio and was learn ien Retirement will find the irrepressible Frank Magalhaes as busy as from his mother. b· " It's a wonderfully enjoyable hOd; ~a: ever. He will continue his work as secretary-treasurer of the Association by," he says. "I carry my recor 1 ~Iss of Edison Electric Illuminating Com- around in my head. Everywhereto' e v P1 panies, spending most of the week go I hear people talking, and au oin that organization's New York of- matically begin sorting out the Rr . Phi fice on West 40th Street and doing nunciations that expose their origdd. .\th( It's a Scotsman's avocation," he a ; thai: some traveling for it. Although he maintains quarters in with a merry twinkle "doesn't cos or t ' .\lllE Manhattan, Magalhaes ' home, a six- a cent! " or s ty-acre place, is at Hopewell, New tea< Jersey. About half the land is cultiThaxton President of ~I o vated by a nearby farmer, the rest Georgia State Ill en is a bird sanctuary. He plans to Dr. Ralph J. Thaxton, Lam bda· pi Clttl build a large pond, hoping to attract has been added to the roster o~ne Chu water birds. Kappa Phi college presidents. r. 1' His son, Willard, who holds a latest to claim this distinction,, ~ed mechanical engineering degree from Thaxton was recently appo!O · anct Cornell and a law degree from New president Georgia State Wo111110 :1 l., York University, is an alumnus of College, unit of the University SY~·5 Psi chapter. He is a production en- tern of Georgia, Valdosta, Ga. 'fhll~r gineer for Electric Production in his ton was acting president a ye father 's company. During the war previous to his appointment. he served with the Army for five years and rose to a lieutenant colonelcy. Resolutely ignoring his many other interests, Frank Magalhaes refers to himself as "an engineer with a hobby." His number one hobby, he says, is a life-long study of American accents and their origins. He continually astounds acquaintances and even strangers by teJJing them where they hail from. "You sir," he recently told a casual traveling companion, " were born in Wales, educated in England and have lived some of your adult life in the western, or piedmont, section of Virginia." Expecting black magic, the man began edging toward the door. On such occasions Brother Magalhaes hurriedly explains that he "has an ear like a cat" for regional accents and that he just can't help classifying people's speech. At a Dr. Ralph J. Thaxton, Lambda recent dinner he was challenged to A native of Georgia and a gradl:: name the backgrounds of the nine other men at the table. He rang the ate of the State's University, pre~! bell eight times. "The ninth fellow 's dent Thaxton has been something

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Alpha Xi Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi in 19 28. For several years he was president of Psi Sigma Realty Company, tP,e corporation that owns Alpha Xi's chapter house in Brooklyn. Until 1926 Magalhaes was superintendent of the Meter and Test Departments of Consolidated Edison. He then became general superintendent of distribution and installation in Manhattan. He served on many industry committees concerned with instruments and measurements, code revision, underground s y s t e m s , metering and service and safety. For some years he was .vice president and secretary of the U. S. National Committee of the International Electro-technical Commission and was a U. S. delegate to its 1922 conference in Switzerland. He also represented the company in the American Society for Testing Materials. During World War I he was loaned to the Government and sent to Nitro , West Virginia, where he contributed to the early development of arc welding with alternating current. In 1928 he left the company to join the Hall Electric Heating Com16

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Industrial and Engineering Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry (publications of the American Chemical Society). The medal is awarded him for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the chemical profession. Lawrence H. Fleet, president oi the A. I. C. stated that the award is made in recognition of "a great editor, who has focused the world's attention on chemists and their contributions as professional men." In bestowing this high scientific honor upon Dr. Murphy it is one of the few instances it has been conferred upon an Editor. The medal will be presented at a dinner preceding the Annual meeting of the Institute to be held on May 11th.

Brother Hausmann Receives Award

Dean Hausmann is a graduate of Cooper Union , and the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and received his M.S. and D.Sc. from New York University. He is a former member of the graduate faculty of N.Y.U. and has been a member of the Polytechnic faculty since 1908. He was secretary of the faculty from 1917 to 1923, dean of grad uate study from 1927 to 1944, and since 1944 Dean of the College and Registrar. Recently he has taken over some of the duties of the former Dean of Students who is now Dean Emeritus. Dean Hausmann is well known as the author of several scientific books. He is co-author and editor of several others.

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Brother Ehrich Hausmann, Alpha Xi, was presented with an award for meritorious and distinguished ervice from the National Council of State Boards of Engineering Examiners

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after 20 years of service on the New York State board for Licensing professional engineers. He is the 31st man in the country and the third man in New York State to receive the award. It was another of many personal achievements which have bighliahted the life of Brother Hausmann , who has been Dean of the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn since 1944. PI

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_Dr. !"re?erick G. Sawyer, Alpha XI, edttonal representative of the eleven western states for the American Chemical Society, joined the staff of Stanford Research Institute Stanford, Calif., March 1. ' His primary assignment is the administration of the Institute's Air and Water Pollution Research program, according to an announcement by Dr. J. E. Hobson, director. He will also consult on special problems in chemistry and chemical engineering research. Dr. Sawyer has had his headquarters in San Francisco since the spring of 1946, when he set up the American Chemical Society's editor17


ial offices there as a news-gathering agency for the West Coast. He has been associate editor of two ACS monthly publications, Chemical and Engineering News and Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. He has his Bachelor's, Master's and Ph. D. degrees in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute 0f Brooklyn. The Chemists' Club of New York awarded him its Bloede Scholarship for his doctorate studies. It was the first time the scholarship was given to a chemical engineer. For two years after completing his education Dr. Sawyer was with the American Cynam id Company's central research laboratory at Stamford, Conn. His work there was colloidal studies on suspensions of resins used in paper manufacture. Later he was transferred to the company's New York offices, where he was with the technical ser-vice department. In the fall of 1946 Dr. Sawyer went to Washington, D. C., and spent seven months with the Research and Development division of the War Department General Staff. He edited division publications and bulletins on the administration of research. In addition to his last connection, Dr. Sawyer is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Institute of Chemists, Western Chemical Market Research Group, Society of Sigma Xi, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Phi Lambda Upsilon, chemistry honorary society.

National Architectural Magazine Honors Clyde Pearson ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN devoted an entire issue recently to Pi Kapp Clyde Pearson's . architectural work. His firm, Pearson, Tittle, and Narrows, founded in January, 1949, is the largest architectural firm in Alabama. They specialize in schools, c o m m e r c i a 1 work and housing. Clyde Pearson, Alpha Iota, has served as secretary, and two terms as President of the Alabama Society of Architecture. He is a member of the American Institute of Architecture a nd a member of the National Commission for School House planning. Recently Pearson's undergraduate chapter at Alabama Polytechnic In18

stitute elected him alumnus of the quarter. Considered one of the outstanding architects in the country, he has designed buildings for many of the colleges in Alabama. Recently he designed two buildings which Alpha Iotans hope to see on the Auburn campus-the New Architectural Building and the Student Union Building. Pearson compiled and published the book, "History of Architecture in Alabama," in 1940. For the beau-

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Pi Kapp Rotary Officials . . pbi· Two members of P1 Kappa s. Herman Hamilton, Zeta, Chester, al C., and ]. Cleve Allen, Iota, ~ 0 \, Gables, Fla., are serving as offiC~d; in Rotary International, wor!d-WI service organization, for 1949-50. Brother Allen, president of tbf Coral Gables Furniture COJnpan;· is a member of the Extension Co?b mittee of Rotary International wh 1 ~. promotes and supervises the for~h· tion of new Rotary Clubs throtlr:: 01 out the world. Associated with h101 on th~ committee are Rotarians fro other parts of the United State115: Brazil. Ar,gentina, Denmark, :Ne

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tiful modernistic Grove Court Apartments, Montgomery, Ala., be received national recognition in 194 7 for outstanding design. He is a director of the Montgomery Alabama Chamber of Commerce, a ~ember of the Kiwanis Club, and the Montgomery Country Club. He and his family, Mrs. Pearson, and young Clyde, Jr., 11 , reside at 7 Mooreland Rd., Montgomery, Ala.

Pi Kapp Named Dean Dr. Sidhey Walter Martin, Delta, is the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Georgia. He replaced Dr. Leon P. Smith, who resigned to accept an academic position at the University of Maryland. Dr. Martin moves up from the history faculty staff where he has held positions for 15 years. A native of Tifton, Ga., be has contributed to several historical journals. His books include "Florida During Territorial Days" and "Florida's Flagler," re-

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A high level, heroic"sized neonized profile, a Steam-Lux machine, installed on the northeast corner of a building in Kissimmee, Florida attracts the eye of all travelers driving through the town. Located in such a position it cannot be missed, the Steam-Lux Corporation is visible to all southbound motor traffic making this turn. Brother Hewen A. Lasseter, Chi, is president and also a director of this up-and-coming company that all Kissimmee points to with pride. There it initiated the manufacturing and distributing of Steam-Lux Process on a national scale. Since then processors have been named and operations commenced throughout Florida and three adjoining states. Brother Lasseter's Steam-Lux Process is a method by which dirt, mildew, mold, fungus, and other surface soiling elements are removed from building exteriors by a flushing action. The process requires the use of a Steam-Lux machine and a specially prepared compound, both of which are manfactured by Lasseter's firm in Kissimmee. It is generally described as a method of keeping building

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exteriors neat and clean between much needed paint jobs and of clean~ng ~he su;faces ~efore a new paint JOb 1s apphed. M1ldew, a paint damaging condition, is prevalent in most coastal areas of the United States.

Delta's New Chapter Adviser It is any wonder Delta chapter can sit back now and relax? They'd been quite worried because their most interested and devoted chapter adviser, Wilbur D. White Delta found it necessary to resign. But wait! Everything is settling down now. They have acquired a brand

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new chapter adviser, MacAdams (Mac) Christopher, another fine alumnus of the chapter to take Brother Wilbur's place. Mac Christopher, a native of Greenville, entered Furman in the fall of 1940 when he pledged Pi Kappa Phi. He was initiated December 14, 1941. In his Junior year he served as treasurer of Delta. Elected archon at the end of his junior year, he served only one month when he entered · the Navy. Assigned as a Naval trainee at the University of South Carolina, Mac became active in Sigma chapter. Brother Christopher was then sent to the Naval Supply Corps School , Harvard University, where he was commissioned an ensign in the Supply Corps, May 1944. Assigned to sea duty, he spent two years in the Pacific aboard the USS Oxford. In June, 1946, he was released to inactive duty with the rank of Lieut. (jg), and returned to Furman in September that year. He served Delta as archon until January 194 7 when he received his B.A. in economics. Mac was active in all phases of campus life at Furman. He was selected to membership in the Quarternion Club, the alumni organization which selects four outstanding seniors each year for membership. Since g·r aduation, Brother Mac has been representing the wholesale hardware firm , Beck and Gregg Hard ware Co., Atlanta, Ga., in the upper part of South Carolina. "In short," says Mac, "a traveling salesman! At the moment, I am unattached , and have no immediate prospects for th e future! ! ! "

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incorporated under the state laws of their home state. The starting point, then; is for the National Organization to encourage incorporation locally, those organizations which do not occupy schoolowned quarters and have not already b.een incorporated under the impetus of local alumni interest. In this category are Alpha, Gamma, Et.a, Iota. Kappa, Psi, Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Eta, Alpha Lambda, Alpha Sigma, Alpha Chi, Alpha Psi, Beta Alpha , Beta Gamma, Beta Delta, Beta Zeta and Beta Eta . The notable exceptions 20

of those chapters which have successfully negotiated their own affairs without incorporated alumni control are Alpha Epsilon and Beta Gamma. The point of all this? By continuous borrowing of the ears of any handy district archon, chapter adviser, undergraduate chapter, or alumnus, we have encouraged some organizations to incorporate themselves. The time is now come when our appeal must be broader if we are to accomplish something, during our lifetime, which the older fraternities have taken from 50 to 100 years to achieve- physical plant security through organized and incorporated alumni house control. What type of set-up should it be? Patterning after the organizations which have done it successfully (not from textbooks or theory), the steps should be something like this: first, have a meeting of the alumni, preferably at the chapter house and at the call of the District Archon; second, take the occasion of this meeting to lay the groundwork for the incorporation of the alumni through committees; third , elect corporation officers, preferably alumni living in or near the home town of the college. The officers are usually three alumni and two undergraduates. The president, treasurer, and secretary being alumni while the archon and the treasurer are automatically the remaining two members of the board. There are many variations of this and you may like one other than the one listed here. ·' Assuming that we like the idea, how do we go about activating the program without automatically becoming the chairman of the project? " Look in the directory page of this magazine, find the address of the :--.Jational Office or that of your chapter, and tell us! We will either organize it or tell you who is handling it. + + + + +

N.I.C .'s Scholarship Chairman Colonel Ralph W. Wilson has more people sniping at him than anyone we know in or connected with the National Interfraternity Conference. He is reputedly meddlesome, irrascible and entirely too radical for the staid old NIC. Both fraternity and school administrators have taken their crack at the hardboiled old ex-army officer. They gleefully search through his kitchen-produced

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Gay P . Keith Iota '22 (122) Archie R. Lewis Iota '36 (319) Harry L. Lyle Iota '18 ( 60) James H. Lynn Iota '21 (119a) Iota '32 (268) William W. MacDougall William W. Marston Iota '28 (214) Daniel 0. Marton, Jr. Iota '26 (180) James V. McClanahan Iota '32 (269) John S. McCreight, Jr. Iota '14 ( 18) Gerald E. McDonald Iota '33 (278) Robert W. McFarland Iota '16 ( 31) A. Hewitt McGraw Iota '31 (257) William H. Melton . fota '13 (169) Iota '29 (229) Frederick Boyd Morgan Herschel V. Murdaugh, Jr. Iota '19 ( 94) Thomas R. Nicholson Iota '30 (246) Iota '24 (153) William E. Parker Iota '32 (272) Arthur F. Perkins John E . Perkins, Jr. Iota '30 (253) Lee Hartwell Poe Iota '22 (124) Madison Post Iota '37 (344) Iota '26 (181) Edward F. Powell Charles D. Price Iota '27 (195) Louie D. Rauschenberg, Jr. Iota '27 (192) William T. Reed Iota ;19 ( 87) Robert L. Reeves Iota 27 (197) Malcolm B. Reybold, Jr. Iota '28 (207) William T. Ricks, Jr. Iota '33 (279) Edwin E. Rober Iota '15 ( 26) Glover H. Robinson Iota '29 (221) R. K. Robertson Iota (171) Louie N. Robinson Iota '23 (144) William L. Rooney Iota '35 (310) Iota '30 (254) Claude B Sawyer, Jr. George w·. Schall Iota '26 (182) Iota '33 (284) Franklin K. Schilling William M. Schotanus Iota '37 (338) Albert M. Smith, Jr. Iota '23 (141) A. D. Spengler Iota (172 ) William F. Spinks Iota '19 ( 85) Virgil T. Stallings Iota '30 (249 ) DeWitt A. Stevenson Iota '37 (332) Edwin H. Stewart, Jr. Iota '38 (353) John A. Stewart Iota '23 (139) James A. Suddeth Iota '41 (392) Albert R. Taber Iota '19 ( 81) Leslie S. Tarbutton Iota '41 (393) William J. Taylor Iota '18 ( 54) Phillip A. Terrell, Jr. Iota '42 (412) Gilbert V. Tillman Iota '33 (285) Frank J. Trombetta Iota '41 (401) John Elder Trost Iota '29 (230) Cecil Brown Veazey Iota '30 (250) Richard A. Verdier Iota '34 (292) Carl M . Vick Iota '30 (251) Harold C. Walraven Iota '19 ( 79) Howard D. Watkins Iota '37 (345) J, Allen Weaver Iota '17 ( 38) Paul P. Welch Iota '19 ( 98) Bert Harden Wells, Jr. Iota '44 (428) Ottis Ronald Wells Iota '27 (200) Charles Franklin White Iota '27 (174) Frank Jackson Whitley Iota '29 (225) Joseph G. Wilbourne Iota '18 ( 65) Pliney A. Williams, Jr. Iota '35 (308) Lloyd K. Williams Iota '30 (252) Joseph J. Wimberly Iota '22 (134) William L. Wooten Iota '13 ( 12 )

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University of Georgia Lucius A. Bailey Lambda '21 ( 76) John Bowers Lambda '28 (164) Harrison F . Braselton Lambda '18 ( 32) Fisher D. Brown Lambda '19 ( 54) Vernon H . Bryant Lambda '26 (142) George E. Claus, Jr. Lambda '31 (201) William W. Clayton Lambda '23 ( 91) Lambda '16 ( 18) William N. Coleman Lambda '15 ( 11) Robert W. Cook P. K. Countryman Lambda '16 (119) J , W. Doster Lambda '15 ~(187) Jules Green Edwards Lambda '27 (157) A. Mac. Fisher Lambda (122) Jeames H. Fleming Lambda '33 (230) Howard P. Griffin Lambda '31 (202) Charles Hitchcock Lambda '30 (193) George P. Holland Lambda '23 ( 82) Jacob G. Howard Lambda '30 (200) Jack G. Hutchinson Lambda '39 (289) Harry LaFayette Kadel Lambda '26 (138) J. R. Martin Lambda (126) Jack M. Matheson Lambda '30 (223) Rhynhart E. McCaskill Lambda '20 ( 57) Andrew J . McDaniel Lambda '35 (250) James W. McGaughey Lambda '22 ( 81) Joseph J , McGouldrick Lambda '19 ( 55) Bernice Graves Meetze Lambda '18 ( 45) Virgil M. Lettice Lambda '27 (158) (Kenneth Michael, stage name) John H. Mote Lambda '31 (214) Wesley Fort Nail Lambda '16 (130) James H. Orr Lambda '33 (228) Claud L. Parham Lambda '16 ( 16) Virgil ~· Parham Lambda '16 ( 23) Julian C. Peeler Lambda '26 (145) James H . Phinazee Lambda '21 ( 75) Robert C. Porch Lambda '18 ( 37) William G. Rich Lambda '28 (168) Clarence D. Richards Lambda '21 ( 67) rsaac J. Ricks Lambda '21 ( 68) C. Warren Scarborough Lambda '25 (108) Lewis A. Stephens Lambda '33 (229) William L. Stroud Lambda '18 ( 40) Dewey J. Thurmond Lambda '20 (64-A) Lambda '28 (170) William S. Tracy Lamar 0. Vinson Lambda '18 ( 52) .Tames Cox Wall, Jr. Lambda '29 (191) I)Jiver Cook Wimbish Lambda '23 ( 85) Lambda '17 (135) Robin H. Wood }ames R. Williams Lambda 126 (139) Jack E. Wise Lambda '15 (134) Daniel Kelly Young Lambda (136)

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MARRIAGES AND ENGAGEMENTS Thomas V. Bumbarger, Epsilon, Hickory, N. C., to Miss Betty Lou McNeely, Charlotte, N. C., in the Hawthorne Lane Methodist Church, Charlotte, 1--i. C., April 22. Brother Bumbarger ~ associated with Arthur Anderson and Co., Atlanta, Ga. Billie M. Holman, Atlanta, to Miss Eleanor Pauline Bell, Eatonton, Ga., March 17, at the Glenn Me1_11orial Church, Eatonton. Cupid has been busy around Kappa chapter. Pinnings: Jimmy Thompson to Miss Betty Lee Ware, Reidsville, N. C.; Bill Johnson to Miss Carolyn Campbell, Winston -Salem, N. C.; Charles Ezell to Miss Anne Weaver, Durham, N. C.; and Tom Whitley ·to Miss Lynette Gunnell, Portsmouth, Va. Engagements: Joseph T . Melvin, Jr., Greensboro, N. C., to Miss Florence Morrill, Wilso n, N. C. Marriages: Leland G. Close to Miss Bobbie Lee Keeler , both of Bryson City, N. C. William F . Setzer, Morganton, N. C., to Miss Elizabeth Anne Milly, Toms Brook, Va., August 30, 1949. Lamar G. Miley, Lambda, Ga., to Mrs. Elizabeth S. Chapman, Charlotte, N. C., February 23, in Atlanta, Ga. Brother Miley is associated with the Life Insurance ComJlany of Georgia in their home office . B. Nelson Stephens, Mu, to M~s Betsy Barrett Krausz (both of Washington, D. C.), January 7, at the Duke university chapel in Durham, N. C. They are making their home in Washington where Brother Stephens is connected with the Department of State. Larry S. Henderson, Sigma, Anderson , S. C., to Mii;s Anne Elizabeth Parks, Atlanta, Ga., In April in Atlanta. Robert Kelly, Upsilon, to Miss Kathleen Pearson on February 18.

Midville, Ga. in Midville April 9. Brother Adamson is associated with Calloway Mills in LaGrange, Ga. Fre1 Quinn, Sigma, York and Columbia, S. C., to Miss Ben Stuckey, Bishopville, S. C.

BIRTHS A baby girl, Connemara Teresa, was born to Brother and Mrs. Eugene D . Harris, Upsilon, last November 20. Lieut. Harris and his family are living in Yoko homa, Japan, and are addressed APO 703, c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif. Brother Bill Spicer, Upsilon, and his wife, Nancy, are the proud parents of a baby girl born last August. Address: 665 Clark St., Marseilles, Ill. William Werstler, Upsilon '19, became a grandfather in two days. Hia son-in-Jaw and daughter presented him a grandson on Friday, and h~ son and daughter-inlaw presented him a granddaughter on Saturday during last September. A son, Louis Wayne, Jr., was born to Brother and Mrs. Louis W. Matusiak on December 2, 1949. To Brother and Mrs. Frank Jolly, Lambda, a young son recently. To Brother and Mrs. John Conover, Alpha Xi, a 7-lb. baby girl on March 2.

YOUN·c; PI KAPP VICTIM OF FATAL BURNS William John Amiss, Alpha Theta, '43, was fatally burned on December 18, 1949. At the time of his death, he and a cousin operated the Amiss Block Company in Lansing, Mich. Brother Amiss attended Michigan State College for three years prior to World War II. He served :with the Signal Corps in the South Pacific for three years. He is survived by his \vidow, Jacqueline ; a daughter, Kathleen, and his mother, Mrs. Albert Miller of Battle Creek, Mich.

Willis Romje, Upsilon, to Miss ] oan Dickman in Champaign, Ill., February 5. Five recent Alpha Theta weddings have taken place : Don Mayden to Miss Judy Hoenville in Cassopolis, Mich., last sum mer; Robert Jensen to Miss Phylis Jehle GEORGE HAl N ES, last August; Robert Steere to Miss Betty ANIMAL GENETICIST, DIES Woodman in Hillsdale, Mich., last September; Eldam C. Rouse to Miss Valoise George Haines, Psi, '52, animal geneticist Conrad, Royal Oak, Mich .; and Guerdon who had been with the Depa.rtment of Schumacker to Miss Paula Cox. Agriculture's Office of Experiment Statiom Joseph S. Cafiero, Lambda, to Miss in Hyattsville, Md., for 24 years, died Mary Elizabeth Price, both of Savannah, . recently a-t his home in that city. He had Ga., in Savannah . been ill for several years. Brother Haines, a native of Millbrook, Calvin Adamson, Alpha Iota, Columbus, N. Y., received his bachelor and master's Ga., to Mi£s Miriam ~Iizabeth Lowe, 22

degrees in · animal husbandry from . til< University. He was a professor 10 jo: animal husbandry department there four years. ;~'I' ·ver · He received a Ph .D . from the Un.1 191 of Maryland in 1929. He retired 10 because of ill health. }Jeie~l In addition to his widow, Mrs. harl· J . Haines, he is survived by a son, c car~ E . Haines and two daughters, Mrs. . , line Wien, and Miss Helene P . J{alne-

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to order by District Archon R. C. counselor to conduct these schools Gullion. Brother William Seng, over the country. Brother Jones was Alpha Psi, gave the invocation. given authority by the last Supreme Thomas G. Bossung, Alpha Psi , was Chapter to hire a second traveling counselor. The Conclave went on appointed Recording Secretary. Two committees were appointed record as favoring the latter. by Brother Gullion: A Legislative A resolution of the Committee for site of the next Conclave was Committee consisting of Brothers Richard Frankenberg (Alpha Phi), given in the form of an invitation Bob Rust (Omega), John Poe (Alpha from Upsilon by Brother Roy Psi) , and Robert Kret, (Upsilon); Heintz. Upsilon 's invitation was and a Committee to decide the site accepted. of the next Conclave composed of The L e g i s 1 a t i v e Committee, Brothers William Engle (Alpha Psi). headed by Broth~r Frankenberg, Roy S. Heintz (Upsilon) , Richard brought the followmg resolution to Singer (Omega), and Roger H. the floor: That the STAR AND LAMP Marz (Alpha Phi) . • be published in November, January, Brother Gullion introduced Exe- March, and June, and that the Concutive Secretary W. Bernard Jones, stitution be adhered to in this respect. Jr., to the body. "Bernie" then led This was seconded and passed. A the discussion on chapter operations. recommendation is to be prepared He advocated the new plan of and sent to Central Office for Officers' Training Schools that approval and action by the National closer ties be maintained with Council. National 'Headquarters. He discussed Two motions followed: That chapter visitations, outlined the National hire a second traveling route of the traveling counselor, and counselor; and the Executive Secreprocedures carried out during h~s attend all District XI conclaves. visit. In discussing chapter orgam- tary Both motions carried. zation, Brother Jones stated too much Upsilon then motioned that auwork and responsibility bad always been delegated the archon. Control thority be given them to prepare was centralized and lesser officers proposed legislation pertinent to forgotten. An Executive Committee initiating alumni into Pi Kappa Phi; plan composed of all officers was and that such proposed legislation suggested, to meet b~f?re chap~er be placed before the National Legismeetings, establish policies and sift lative Committee at the 23rd Suthrough administrative details. In preme Chapter meeting in Au~ust . another discourse on housing com- This was approved and passed. mittees he emphasized the duties of A motion was introduced and Social Chairman and Rushing Com- passed that that part of the Constimittees. He urged that Social Com- tution concerning election of officers . mittees handle details and the Rush- be changed from , "unanimous secret ing Committee handle people at rush ballot" to ''leaving it to the discreparties. tion of ~he chapter by-laws;" and The afternoon session adjourned that '£!Psilon chapter bring it to the attention of the Legislative Comat 5:00pm. The Sunday meeting was called to mittee of th coming convention. order at 10:15 am and turned over . Brother Ed Sperr, Upsilon, then to Brother Jones. mtroduced the resolution that each The function of the Treasurer was archon appoint a committee to first considered. Jones recommended ascertain the slate of National fhat each chaoter use audit account- officers. Di~trict XI will support for ing in spite of cost. He reminded the next bienmum. The motion carried Jlroup of the authority of Central and the following brothers were Office to susoend delinquent account elected heads of committees: R. B. members. He presented Upsilon's McQuistan, Omega· Dave Bibler budget which was considered most Alpha Psi; Bob Krei, Upsilon; Dick Frankenberg, Alpha Phi, Joe Byers, comprehensive and simple . Beta Gamma, with an additional Jones brought these questions to member from Alpha Theta to be the floor: Whether we favored send- added . ing archons to Officers' Training The meeting adjourned at 12: 20 Schools in Richmond, Virginia yearly; or employing a second traveling pm .

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Roanoke, Virginia All Pi Kapp alumni are cordia lly inviter! lo the second annua l reunion of the Roa noke Alumni Chapter in June. There will he a lun cheon held at Longwood, Salem, Virginia. Details w ill be sent you at a later dale. We sincere ly hope every member of Xi ··hapter wi ll make a great effort to be on · ha nd for both the reunion and luncheon. PHTLlP J. MALOU I·', secrela1'y

Walter E. Crawford, Iota, Secretary, the newly revived Atlanta, Ga., alumni chapter. All Pi Kapps in Atlanta area not heretofore notified of the chapter's .activities are urged to contact Walter. Addr!!SS: Rhqdes Haverty Bldg ., or 'phone La . 081 1.

Cleveland Alumni Reactivate The first reactivation meeting of the Cleveland , Ohio alumni chapter was helrl at Barney Nelson's restaurant in Cleveland on January 17, 1950. Present at the meeting were: Thomas Alleman, Omega; James Appleyard, · Alpha Theta; William Daniel, Omega; John Haas, Alpha Nu; John Leightty, Alpha Mu; Paul Mowen, Alpha Nu; Fred Peters, Alpha Nu; Richard Rydin, Omega; Robert Stromberg, Omega; Harry Wirls, Alpha Nu; John Woelfenden, Omega; and Prentice Woodhouse, Alpha Nu. After a very delicious dinner, the business meeting was opened with the election of th e following officers : John Haas president; Thomas Alleman, secretary-treasurer. It was decided that the third Tuesday of t he months of February, April and May would be · stag meetings; then sometime during March and June mixed meetings would be held . The possibility of reactivating the Ohio State Chapter andthe activation of new undergraduate chapters was · discussed at length. As our meetings get underway, we hope more alumni w ill be able to attend. Those who may be interested are urged to get in touch with John Haas, 3492 W. 151st St., Cleveland, or Thomas Alleman, 2046 Brunswick Rd., East Cleveland, Ohio . THOMAS . ALLEMAN, Secr~tary 2~

Philadelphia Alumni Chapter At a recent meeting of the Philadelphia a lumni chapter, the following officers were e!ected: F red Kraber, president; R . Eugene Kraber, vice-president; William C. Jaus, trea surer; and Anthony P . Bracalente, secretary. The office of vice-president was created lo plan and carry through the socia l ~clivities coincident with business meetings. ANTHONY P. BRACAI.ENTE, secretary

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An interest in the future of Alpha chapter is the concern of all members this semester. We are seeking a more solid foundation by incorporating Alpha Chapter and its alumni under the State Laws of South Carolina. The incorporation project ~ot under way recently at a spaghetti supper. The alumni and undergraduates laid plans for an incorporation meeting in March. This bit of long-range planning is aimed, too, at the 1954 Nationa l Conven tion, the celebration of th e 50th Anniversary of Pi Kappa Phi in Charleston. The great number of Alpha men ~rad ­ uating thi~ spring, necessitates a most successful rush season next fall. The problem bas already been tackled! The administrative gavel has been pounding away in the capable h ands of James Howell , our new a rchon . Jimmy has already distinguished himself and the chapter with a superb presentation of what a student body president should aim at-what he has achieved. The mystery of t he missing fraternity pins ha s been solved. The Alpha Jury

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After a brief but heartily appreciated 1 ~II, We are all back at the brain factory. Ur Spring semester began with an intensive ishing program under the direction of t ob Parmelee. This year, especially, the Ushee Was king. With 51 houses competing 1 or the unusually small number of prosPects, Gamma finished with a pledge class of ten. Bob Ross, pledge president from ~ Luis Obispo, a soph in Civil EngineerIng; Chuck Merrell, pledge secretary, from ~~arby Oakland, is majoring in Bus Ad; D~ll Berry, Political Science major from )"!Shop; from Berkeley · are Don White, t'lll Rinlock, and Wayne Stevens, all frosh. tboren Baker and Doug Higgins come from e bay in San Francisco. The two south~rn representatives are Dwight Campbell, 1'01llona, and Chuck Stinson, who is our h01Yer & Flame member (lower division onor society) from Simi. '!'be administration that came into power at the end of last semester is Stu Monfort, ~chon; Bob Parmelee, secretary; "Buck" hoss, house manager; Ed Farrel, steward; bob Badger, historian; Bob Atteberry, c apJain ; Bud Oakes warden; and Warren Car son, pledgemaster.' · l'he social season opened with a Wash•ngto · h· n•s Birthday dance. It realI y got mto ~&h gear at the "Welcome :ledge" da~ce at featured giant pledge pms, each w•th ~ Pledge's name. Recently we put on a a~l Barn Dance; a good time was had by b· · This week end is the date of our .'&gest informal ~ "Heat Wave." The house ~ b •n process of transformation into a ~~e igloo. It promises to be so cold there I only be one way for couples to keep '~~ar... · · are '"· Several exchanges an d p1cmcs ~lanned and the Spring Formal, the highof the season. An alumni banquet will to on be held; and many members expect ,, attend the District Conclave and the \,·~ar•onal Convention to be held later up

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No sooner had everyone recovered than Our Mothers' Club, headed by Mrs. the pledges pulled their sneak, which was Merrell, began the semester by providing a badly needed new 1iving room rug. The a good one. One morning the members found themselves without most of the adMothers' Club is meeting regularly for an vantages of modern civilization to which evening of bridge at the house. We are they bad become accustomed. By meaus looking forward to Mother's Day when of various jury rigs we managed to exist the house will serve buffet in their honor. Gamma's alumni are in closer contact with and even to prepare a welcome for the membership than they have been since absent pledges. There was a battle royal the war. It is truly gratifying to have when they arrived. It ended in a decisive such an actively interested group of supvictory for members. With their batteries porters. The most recent additions to this of water hoses, they quenched the fiery spirits of the pledges. widening circle are Robert Zeni, Arnold Turner, David Mallory, and Arthur Heath, Yes I This spring semester has been and members of the class of 'SO. will continue to be a full one for Gamma . Getting back to studies, Pi Kappa Phi -BOB BADGER, historiatl came in fourth in a field of 51 for scholastic honors last semester. The pledges Emory Eta did not fare as well. Bill Rains won the Eta completed the winter quarter with scholarship key for the highest pledge a bang I Our pledging program has begun to grades and Brother Fitzsimmons took click better . than usual; the alumni have home his key for the greatest improvebeen encouraged in their efforts to build ment among members. A few weeks ago us a permanent home on Fraternity row; the archon told us Gamma is the first and we've added one new brother to our winner of the newly created perpetual ranks. trophy awarded the west coast chapter During winter quarter we finally found with the best scholastic record. the secret of pledging. As the old saying Undoubtedly the biggest news of all is goes, "The way to a man's heart is the fact that very recently we all became through his stomach." Normally, we do "Daddies." Lady, our female Great Dane, not serve meals in the lodge. Lately we has just given birth to eleven little ones. have been doing so for rushing purposes This is the result of Lady's courtship by and have been successful in pledging seven Ric, Theta Delts' Great Dane. It marks fine men. They are: Edward Clyde Smith, the beginnings of what we hope will someOntario, Calif.; Robert Dean McDuff, day be the "thundering herd" of the CaliAustell, Ga.; George O'Lary, Macon, Ga.; fornia Campus. Mack Mitchell, Atlanta, Ga.; Dick SandThe athletic spotlight is now on baseball; ers, Atlanta, Ga.; Paul Bassett, Decatur, our team bas great potentialities. Chuck Ga.; and Malvern Monaghan, Atlanta, Ga. Fitz immons, our chucker, is as talented So far the alumni committee bas colas any in the league. It is too early in the lected five of the necessary twelve thousseason to make predictions. We are undeand dollars required to start construction. feated in bowling, handball, ping pong, and On February 17, Eta had the privilege badminton. The Pi Kappa Phi quartet, of welcoming a third member of the Bowen Stan Ausman, Bill Rains, Chuck Fitzsimfamily into Pi Kappa Phi, Boone M. mons, and Rex Young, are almost certain Bowen, Jr. His lather and his uncle were to win the University Sing this .semester; initiated into Alpha chapter. Boone M. they are really smooth. Bowen, Sr., however, transferred to Around the old Pi Kapp house on FebruEmory and, at one time, was archon of ary 23, there were seven worried pledges Eta. soon to reach a new low as neophytes. Miss Peggy Jones, a five-foot four, redUnder the able leadership of initiation head from Decatur, Ga., is Eta's new sponchairman, Warren Carson, they were insor. Peggy has lots of personality and troduced to the myriad wonders of the seems to have bad a great deal to do underworld. It was with difficulty they with boosting our pledging program. We were finally persuaded the "purification wonder if the way to a rushee's heart period" had come to an end. Their spirits really is through his stomach! rose again in anticipation of the formal -DONALD R. BROOKS, historian ceremony, engineered by Dave Davison. The lucky men were Dick Houston, BurUniversity of North Carolina Kappa lingame, Hugh Merhoff, Glendale, Paul Petruzzelli, Oakland, Bill Rains, San Luis From eleven charter members who Obispo, Linder Sacrison, Larkspur, who, brought Pi Kappa Phi back to Carolina incidentally, was selected as the "outin February, 1948, Kappa has grown to standing pledge," Dan White, Topanga the strength of fifty men . A sign of this Canyon, and Rex Young, San Fernando. steady growth is reflected in the three

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additional pledges secured during informal winter rushing. They are: John Head, Cramerton; John Gauble, Salisbury; and Ed Hobson, Winston -Salem. New officers elected for winter quarter are: Harvey Jones, archon, Wilson, N. C.; Nat 'McGruder, secretary, Sarasota, Fla.; Bill Wilkerson, treasurer, Reidsville, N. C.; Eddie Styers, historian, Greensboro, N. C.; Jerry Womack, chaplain, Spencer, N. C.; Bob Hamer, warden, Winston-Salem, N . C.; Aaron Jones, house-manager, New York, N.Y. Bill Moore, a charter member, has re turned after working in New York the past quarter. We are expecting much palaver concerning his sojourn in Gotham and his "snowjobs" among the models. We are making ourselves known in campus intramurals. One of Kappa's three basketball team entries won its league but lost a heart-breaker, by a margin of two points, in the playoffs. Without a loss so far, our rifle and soccer teams are still going sbrong. We have high hopes for softball, next on the list. This year's team appears to be shaping up better than last year's which made a fine showing. We have initiated a "party-of-themonth" system at Kappa. Our January and February parties turned out to be real rippers. We danced to the music of our own combo of Brothers Gib Furgason , Bob Hickman, and Bill Setzer and laughed to the antics of OUJI' jesters, Brothers Bailey Hobgood and Eddie Styers. Plans have been made for our Annual Rose Ball on April 15. It has all tbe prospects of being a gala affair. A lake shore party is planned for preliminary festivities on Friday. Plans have been made to obtain small initialed mugs as souvenirs for our dates. We were lucky in acquiring Johnny Satterfield's orchestra for the dance. All are looking forward to Rose Ball, the highlight of our entire social year. We bade a fond fareweJI to two of our fine!t Brothers, Jimmy Thompson, charter member of ReidsviJJe, and Dave Cameron, Southern Pines, when they graduated end of winter quarter . Jimmy, one of our most active members, held the office of house manager last spring and fall quarters. Dave, like Jimmy, was extremely active and headed a number of committees during his stay with us. So, to both of them from all of us, we wish the best of luck in all their undertakings. We hope they ~viii come around and see us often . - EDDIE STYERS, historia11

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Mu elected new officers for the spring semester: Paul Cato, a•rchon; Heyward Drummond, treasurer; Harry Crigger, sec-

retary; John Best, historian ; George Underwood, chaplain; Les Mack, warden. Formal rushing was brought .to a close Februllll'y 12, in grand manner, with an open house to end all open houses. When the final chorus of "For he's a jolly good fellow" had been sung, we found ourselves with 20 pledges, and each one of them no less than the best. Not only is the pledge class the finest, but it is the largest class in numbers of fraternities on campus. These are th e men pledged: Dick Bedell, Fred - Kalzinsky, AI Erwin, Tony Innamorato, George Hussey, Bo'b Homer, Alton Cummings, Brad Craig, Fred Clark, Don Castor, Ted Buschman, Jim Bledsoe, Dick Bentliff, HMry Bernard, Raymond Baur, Forest Nelson, Hunt Ricker, Walt Wilson, Jim Ritch , and Bob Spivey . Our spring formal in honor of pledges was a brilliant affair this year. A cocktail party at Miller's in Durham preceded the dance at the Washington Duke Hotel. At intermission Archon Paul Cato presented Paul Fekas with a key-sized gold gavel in expression of the chapter's app!l'eciation for his service as last semester's archon . Also at intermission Mu's Rose of Pi Kappa Phi, Miss Becky Ball, was presented and the brothers serenaded her and T. T. Spence, as well as Miss Rena Bruce and Heyward Drummond, who were recently pinned. The dance was followed next week end by a fine cabin party at Hastings Cabin. The afternoon saw a tremendous softball game, brothers and dates participating. The team led by Miss V. A. Hay was overwhelmingly the winnah; she even lost count of runs made by the end of the game. The evening's entertainment included other than the usual : Such attractions as Brother Westmoreland in a fire eating performance, Houser and Mack with their own brand of ukulele playing, and finally a lake-off on rushing done by the pledges, the ones who should know. Mu recently initiated four men, Jere Ozment, Dyersburg, Tenn.; Yates Clark, Leesburg, Fla.; Buck Roberts, Durham, N. C.; Kyle Slaughter, Daytona Beach, Fla. Congratulations to our new members. · The Chapter has done well in intramural sports, football and basketball, reaching the final playoffs in both. The all-intramural team for football included T. T . Spence, and for basketball another of the brothers, Phil Baroff. For softball this spring the fraternity is planning great things with three teams in the field. Brother Bill Massey is still running Duke's intramural affairs as efficiently as ever as Director of Inbramural Athletics. -

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Second semester activities are 1n n1 swing at Nu under the direction of ~ following newly elected officers: Geo Spatz, archon; Roy Horacek, trea surer· . [OI' Andy Sheets, secretary; Len Allen, hiS n~ ian; Duane Dietering, chaplain; and Jo Matthews, warden. rked For a good start, January 29th ma Bill the day for the initiation of six men. 1 Odman, Lawrence Wiedmaier, owaYnd Gardner, Dick Sto!inski, Dick Martin, a;ul Donley Klein . Much credit for a succe>S hl ceremony goes to Brother Landgraf, AIPne Omicron, who was in Lincoln to direct 1 ac· proceedings. Following the ceremonY tel tives and pledges gathered at the J{o l<ln, 1 Lincoln for a Continental Buffet. di~~~ The addition of these six men bnngs active membership of Nu to 25 membe!S· i The chief project .for the first part t~r the semester was finishing the chaPt .. · t h e b asement, t h'!Sff'knot)d room. Located m 30 pine room serves as the chapter o 1ce as a recreation room. tnt The accent in intramural sports at f 1 present time is on the formation softball team. With so many f'me fill'' tnt available, we are very optimistic. In ed basketball competition just comple:tt; Nu's team finished the season with be ,. than a .500 average, which we fee ed very good for our first year in rugg competition. . 1h· The Rose Ball is to be held Apnl 14 111 in the ballroom of the Lincoln J{o 10 Plans a:re almost completed and it JoO like it will be a stellar affair. We would lika to see you at Nu whefl ever you are in Lincoln . .,,

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye!!! All Rho Alumn i! Pions ore in the making at Washington ond Lee to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Pi Kappa Phi on that campus. Tentatively, the dote has been set for Wednesday and Thursday, June 7-8, 1950 During Graduation Week. Official announcement mod e in RHO RHUMBLINGS will soon be followed up by letter to each of you. The W. & L. Chapter hopes to get every Rho man back for the event. A big banquet, at which National President Howard D. Leake, Rho alumnus, will be the chief speaker, is just one of the many tentative plans now going forward . HEAR YE, RHO MEN, HEAR YE! Respond Ye to the CallWHEN IT COMES!

Scholastically, th e chapt er has improved. Brothers Bill Bailey and Bob Glenn made honor ro ll ; Brothers Tom Andrews, Gene Anderson, Marvi n Anderson, Tom Wa rfield, and Ramon Sanchez made the dea n's list. In Law Schoo l, Brothers J. C. Turk

New Rho memb ers initiated on February 1: L to r: 1st row : David Henke, John Kinkheod, Bill Bruce, and Dick Carden; 2nd row : Bill Glenn, Don Peterson, Morvin Anderson Art ' Barrett, Bill Ling, and Bill Bailey.

a 1\t least two more outsta nding socials are defini tely planned for this yea r . Our ~nuat "Spring Fo rmal," one of the most CPular parties of th e year at Roanoke Rollege, is schedul ed for M ay 12 \(t th e lh~anoke Country Club. In addition to Is, the college fraternities and sororiti es 1 te · unt't 111g • ~h to introduce a Pan- H e II da nce tch will probab ly· become an a nnu a l affair.

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A group of W & L Pi Kopps and their wives in front of Rho Chapter house, 210 East Wash ington St., Lexington, Yo. The occasion was the alumni reunion in June lost year, commemorating two centuries of W. and L. history. Pi Kappa Phi hod th e largest al 11 mni group to return to any of the 17 frat er nities on the campus. Rho is expecting each of its alumni bock th is June at its 30th Anniversary Celebration. Brothers shown in the shot ore : L to R., 1st row : 0 . Forrest McGill, '23, East Orange, N. J.; George W. Summerson, '27, Bristol, Tenn.; Herbert N. Hamric, Jr., '46, recently appointed Rho adviser; Edmund B. Rannells, Jr., '33, Winston -Salem, N. C.; Jock C. Lovelace, '31 , Bonmon, Mont., 2nd row : J. Chester Shively, '38, Chambersburg, Po.; I. Greer Wallace, Jr., '35, Charlotte, N. C.; Earle K. Paxton, Lexington, Vo., retired advisor of Rho; Holmes M. Dyer, '34, Atlantic Highlands N. J.; I. Lynnwood Flory, Jr., '30, Elkton, Yo. ; 3rd row : George F. Mcinerney, '39, Sayville: N. Y.; Allan F. Turner, '44, Hampton, Yo.; Hugh F. Hill, '49, Roanoke, Yo.; 4th row: Henry F. Bullard, '30, Lake Wales, Flo.; R. Bleakley James, Jr., '50, archon of Rho chapter, Arlington, Yo .; William E. Lotture, '49, Lexington, Yo.; Albert D. Darby, Jr., '43, Norwood, Ohio; and Richard J. Bromley, '43, Freeport, N'. Y. 27


This year marks Rho Chapter's 30th ann iversary on the Washington and Lee campus. Tentative plans are in the making for an alumni reunion the week end of "Finals" and graduation. The archon has appointed a committee to work otlt the details which will be brought before the chapter shortly. - THOMAS A. HOLLIS, historian

Edwin S. Pickett, '50, past archon and recent graduate. Ed was largely responsible for reactivating Rho after the war. This picture was taken after the house reopened in 1947.

Ed Pickett and Ramon Sanchez graduated between semesters. With them go our hea rtiest congratulations and best wishes.

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made all A's, and Maynard Turk made the dean's list. Socially thi s year, Rho has been tops I Many of the broth ers attended this year's F'ancy Dress Ball , a most lavish affair. Everyo ne had only words of praise for the smooth style of T ex Beneke. On March 25, we are having an informal party. Most of the dates are coming from Harrisonburg and Roanoke. A good time is expected by a II who attend . Probably the top social event of the year will be the annua l Spring hou se party. Plans are still in the formative stage. However, word is out that it is going to be sensa tional.

Harrill George Hughes, Textiles; Gene W· Textiles; Ray Lane, Textiles; Jack Mf· Quinn, Engineering General; Da~ Me· Culloch, Mechanical Engineering; Jun el 'lE ' . . flatn Conne II, Mech amca ngmeermg' 00 Moore, Industrial Engineering; Ed M" : 0 Forestry; John Morrell, Textile; Larbn Poteat, Mechanical Engineering; JRo 1 9. Fox, Engineering General ; an d Damron, Civil Engineering. 1 Plans are now underway to hold ;;0 "great big" cabin party with our ,. wor• and Kappa brothers. We hope theY. of out because, in the past, joint parties . ,. 1 this type have prov.ed to build frate~ld· spirit and brotherhood among the pa pants. . . . alI sprio' Tau plans to partiCipate m 0 · 1 sports. w·1lh D'JC k •Jlinso term mtramura tbf as manager and Fireball Jon es doJP!( C pitching, we hope to field a very stroo softball team.

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Prior to Fancy Dress at Washington and Lee. Mrs. Ethel Kerr, Rho's housemother finds herself flanked on the left by Ray Sanchez, Rho '50, and former archon Bill Latture on the right.

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New Spring term officers are: Robert Jones, a rchon ; J ames Plemmons, treasurer; Arnold White, secretary; George Fox, hi storian; Paul Whetstone, chaplain ; and P . L. Love, warden. With the coming of Spring, Tau is looking forward to its annual Interfraternity Sing. Every yea r we sponsor a contest between N. C. State fraternities and award the best singing frat a cup. This year, we are giving the other contestants fair warning "we are out to win." The Si ng prom ises to be a real battle. In co njunction with the Sing is the Annual Rose Ball, which is held jointly with Alph a Gamma Rho. The Rose Ball originated here last. year. It went over so big that we are looking forward to it as the "big occasion" of Spring term. Winter quarter ended in fine style with a United Nations Costume party. Almost every country, from China to Scotland, was represented. "Arab" H . H. Moore won first prize as the best dressed foreign male. "Butch" Norrell, clad in a sa rong, took t he prize as the " eye catcher" amon g the gals. Spring means graduation and final parting from brothers by graduation. This year we lose a large crop of fine brothers: Millard Fisher, G en e r a I Engineering;

'I J, On the. evening of Saturda y, Aprl of 1950 Ups1lon turned back the pages American History to the "Roaring Til'~~ ties." That night, the chapter bouse r~,~or under the strains of the "Charleston, . , the first info.rmal dance of the sprl~ semester. Obviously, a costume dance, bO Job . Kapps and their dates resembled "ra . Dillinger, AI Capon, fl appers, and ,,.n . h n s•l rah" college boys complete w1t coo coats and pennants. ~ 1 The house resembled a speakeaSY· 1. d h we1r front door was boarded up , and t e {tel collection of characters entered only a ~ having been recognized from a small pee hole. ·e The annual Spring Carnival is a .~:I event at Illinois. In reaJity, the ca rn 1\, is a mass production put on by GreC 0 and Indees alike with shows, acts, n~i' skits held in the hu ge campus armory . 'f ~~ year the Carnival fell on Saturday , AP

22 . Upsilon was right in th e hea rt of th 10 ~ • , 11 1 W1th the unu sual theme, "Cosmo, 0 fl' show was nothing less than a light ope ' JIIO• centering around a youth named CoS ed H e lived in the planet Saturn and Jong. ~If1 to see the world . Of course, he ha d a . t friend, a proud papa, and a crew of danc~P . pi I~' couples, who danced only as Satur ed can. Cosmo's brief experiences were relal of as he visited the earth ; the horrors the "H" born b, the hustling civilizatio;; and the dreaded "South Campus" here , 1 Illinois. Apparently it wa s a good shO~' because we came out t he win ners of a bl _ shiny trophy for our skit. The shoW ,~n~ written, directed, and produced by ou r 011 Pete De Pasquale. 0

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A little less than a month later, on May ' our Spring Formal was held. A decorated "b . house, soft-playing band, and eauilful women" (Illinois has them all) ' swept us away from the worries of corning finals. )J

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Sunday, May 21, is "P" Day (Picnic Day) at Upsilon. "P" day is the big day of the entire year, the annual Spring Picnic at Lake-of-the-Woods near Champaign. Plans for it are well underway. All eyes will be focused on the event of the day, the pledge-active baseball game. But it isn't all social life at Upsilon. Last semester we were in the upper quarter of the 56 f.ratemities in the scholarship trophy race. Although we rated high, we were several points away from the trophy . This semester we have gone all out to pull

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up those averages-not only for pledges but for actives as well. The spring pledge class undertook a project recently which not only helped strengthen our name on campus, but served to establish our reputation with students and townspeople in our neighborhood. (An idea possibly some other Pi Kapp chapters might use.) They placed a sturdy bench on our street corner for the convenience of people waiting at the bus stop. The bench is white. Painted neatly on the back rest are the words: "For your Comfort, Pi Kappa Phi Pledge Class, Spring, 'SO" -GEORGE WALXER, historian

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The second phase of Psi Chapter's growth ended March 4 when we initiated four new members: Anthony C. Barnum, Edward G. Feucht, George Baroody, and William Royce. After the initiation Brothers and new members adjourned to Joe's Rainbow Room for a banquet. A party at the house climaxed a very enjoyable evening.

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1oining the ranks of "willing workers" ~t Cornell are seven fine new pledges. Psi •s proud to present these prospective members: John RMhbun, Jack Kenyon, Edward Sayer, Tom Keaton, Howard Chelman, Wally Rich, and Paul Ford. They are doing their share of good work and all show promise of being fine future members. The house is still being improved. The Itha~a alumni chapter has been most helpful m donating time and materials. The thorough cooperation and willingness of ~II members and pledges has made many tdeas and dreams take physical form. Two rooms not heretofore used are in process of being fixed up and furnished for occupancy . We are fortunate in having a large basement. It is taking on a new look and will bear the strain of many activities social and business, when completed. Sprlng ha~ cas~ its shadow into the house. Even · yet, whtle the snow is still heavy on the ground, plans are being made to improve the house outside and do a bit of landscaping. The wives of alumni and house members have organized. They plan to take part in further improvements wherever needed at Psi's house. The next report from 722 University Avenue, Ithaca, N. Y., will detail some of their good works.

Tau's United Notions' Costume party. A small assemblage of Brothers of Tau and their dotes at the UN costume party.

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Juni or Week E m! was tim e fo r celebrati on. P arties held sway at a ll houses. Va ugha n M on roe lured already- tired couples to Barton H all for the big -:la nce which end ed th e happy week end . Everyo ne at P si joined in th ese last ma jor festivities of

wi ll be preceded by a form al banquet a t th e hotel. We're having quite a time try ing to p·ick our " Rose." We have fi ve new pledges so far this new semester. They are: Ramsy Brown, (wh o ca me from Scotland three and half yea rs ago a nd now lives in Munster, Jnd .); J ack D ellen, Indianapolis, Ind . ; J ohnny Ju dd . Elkha rt, Tnd.; Jim Platt, F ort Way ne, Tnd. ; a nd Art Oldham, Jr ., Cin ci nna ti, Ohio. Our outl oo k for spring sports see ms very bri ght. We have a crack tennis tea m and think we will have a goo d chance in the tourn aments this spring. Th e !O ftb all tea m is expected to make a good showing. Th ere's a hopeful rum or going a round th e house th at we ou ght to have a fairly good track tea m, too.

Junior Week End at Cornell. L. to R: Loyal Towers and Dave Diana win first heat in Psi's first Soap Box derby entry. th e winter seaso n. Plans arc now unde rway for a big spring. Seven men will grad uate in June: P aul Lansdow ne, Sta n P ograzewski, George Muller, Geo rge M cKa in, Robert M ax field, Glen R a nck, and Kenneth Short. Five o f Lhese are charter members. All Pi Kapps everywhere are invited to ,top by and see us whenever in Ithaca. -

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Omega

With this second semester well und erway, Omega· has a good crew of officers to guide us through th e spring- fever month s ahead of us. They a re: Ri chmond M cQuistan, archon ; John Eva ns, treasurer ; Dale Kaiser, secretary; George Frederi ck, historian ; D a le Geiger, chaplain ; Hugh Lusher, wa rden ; and Steve Szambel, hou se. ma nager . Well , we fin a lly go t "the new look" in our guest room . With th e addition of refurni shed furniture to go with th e new rug and wa lls, it lo oks like a new roo m . We grea tly apprecia te th e help our fa ther's club gave us in buying a new .rug. In th e nea r future we hope to be able to refurni sh our library. Clarke Thornton, Ashta bula, Ohio was th e only ma n we lost by graduation th e end of last semester. With th e initiation of Don M cNeil , Elkh a rt, Indiana , on Feb. 27, '50, we beca me one man stronger. Our new social committee has had severa l trade fun cti ons this se mester, a nd is planning to have a trade dinner shortly. Our annua l TAP. dance will be held April 1, a t the Fowler Hotel in La fa yette. This dance is held each yea r with Triangle a nd It Alph a Ga mma Rho Fraternities.

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I guess th at's a ll the news from around our ca mpu s. We'd be glad to ha ve any pledge, active, or a lumnus wh o ever gels to Purdu e, to drop in a n-:! see us. •. G EORGE F REDERI C K ,

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Alph a D elta started th e winter qu a.r ter by electing new officers: Dona ld Keeton, archon ; Ly le Prause, treasurer; Edwin Weaver, secreta ry; Hobart Brown, historian ; Ron Ne lso n, chaplain ; M erlin Giles, wa rden ; and R Q.d Pay ne, house manager. Alph a D elta ca n well be proud of th ei r rushing program under th e direction of Brother Ray R eese. At the end of winter qua rter we had 17 pledges with prospects of fi ve more men . Th e new pl edges are: Howa rd Wright, Ri chm ond, Inrl.; Harry M cGinn, Hillsboro , Ore.; Paul Lutz, Seattle, Wash .; Clifford Joh annes, Elm a, Wash. ; a nd D an T erry, Seattle, Wash . Social events for the quarter included firesides, and exchanges with sororities. Two of the highlights of the quarter were th e dinner dance held at the house a nd the annual " H ard Times" party. Like previous "Hard Time" parties, the high point of th e evening was the bea rd shaving contest with the girls participating as ba rbers. Plans for the first "Rose Queen" con test are being fo rmula ted by co-chairmen Glenn Berry and Hoba rt Brown . We plan to make this an a nnual affair. Alph a Delta is proud of Brother R oland Payne, w hose model home won second prize in the rece nt Northwest Model Home contest . Rola nd is from Vancouver, Washington and is a junior in architec ture. Again we would like to send out a reminder that our doors are always open to Pi Kapps wh o pass through Seattle.

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Oregon State

Alph a Zeta had a successful 'winter terpl under the leadership of : F. L . Surnroer;. archon ; J ohn Moore, treasurer ; Art Me· Kay, sec reta ry; D on Blinco, historian ; Dick Sha ffer, chapl ain; and Gorden Butcher, wa rd en. A new stwly regulation set -up was inA' 1g· uratcd a t Alpha Zeta winter term . In t~~ past und erclassmen with low grades an a ll pledges were required to observe stud)' hours fi ve to six nights a week, but 110; a ll study restriction s have been rernove .· This does not mean pledges will be lett entirely to th eir own devices. Th e upper· classmcn will be giving advi ce on studY habits to th ose wh o need it. We have bee n able to lay most of tht ground wo rk lor th e 1950 convention undrr the brillia nt leadership of Gay lord Nixo~· J.'(eneral chai; man for Alph a Zeta 's partirl· pation in the 1950 con vention in port; land . Our chapter will ha ndle th e rnode initiation, recogniti on, dates for dele!(at c;, and th e convention dan ce . . . . A maJOr acllvtty o f t h e term was our,, annu al pledge dan ce, " Smu ggler In»· This ga la af fair was characteri zed by rnall) gay and original costumes. Five new members entered our brother· hood winter term. Included were Ra)' Cables of Hillsboro, Orego n ; Dick Ruiter of Oakridge, Oregon ; N orris Adkins, GarY Grimes, and Ken Th omas, a ll of P ortland• Oregon . D ONALD

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The new offi ce rs at th e helm this tcrfll a re: Jim Seim ers, arch on ; Bud (Lordl Ca lvert, treasurer ; Chuck Bovay, secretar)'i M ac McDiarmid, historian; Jim Bark· ness, warden ; a nd Leo Szwa lek, chaplain· This being th e beginning of sprin~ terfll • here is a resume of fall and winter tcrfl'l· During fall term, we had severa l h ous~ pa rties, the most successful of which wa' a swea ter party. Sweaters were placed on th e walls with over ized pins of Pi J(apP; and th e sororities represented by our da tes . Th e next big party was a n in vitation picnic by Alph a Xi Deltas a t th e He rmit~ (local plcnic a rea) a nrl fun was had by all in th e true Pi Kapp piril. During th e a nnu al Greek Week we had an exchange dinn er with Gamma Phi BelA· a fin e organiza tion if th ere is one. Greek Wee k was climaxed by th e Interfra ternitY· Pa n-He! dance. Claude Th ornhill furni shed th e music. A dinn er party for a ll Pi KaPP5

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Brooklyn Polytechnic

Alpha Xi

A very successfu l and fruitful spring semester was experienced by the brothers of Alpha Xi this year. Four of last semester's pledges have been initiated and an other initiation is soon to follow. The n~w brothers arc Gcor~:c Stanmore, James White, Robert Graves aad Rudolph Meyer. Several new pledges have also been brought into the ranks to give the chapter one of its lar~:csl pledge groups.

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Our Founders' Day banquet, held in the 1ie,,.,e u mon, · was most outstan d'mg. H on teet _ . . ,11 l!Uests were: ~at10nal President How·~ b. Leake, Past National Treasurer, .~orge B. Helmrich, and Jack Steward, VeHng counselor. We certainly enjoyed 1

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our fireplace . n . is deeply appreciated and adds to the appearance of the living room. A beautiful set of andirons was given us by our housemother, Mrs. Kerr; several Venetian blinds have been added; and some rooms have been redecorated. After much pro-and-con discussion, we plan to fix the basement up as a recreation room; and the furnace room had a good cleaning after installation of a new oil furnace. The room had served as a study room during fall and winter term finals. It's a swell place to gather for a coke and bu II sessions. The Mothers' Club voted to buy us a new vacuum cleaner. After sampling several we chose the new "Lewil." We demonstrated the cleaner at the first spring term meeting of the Mothers' Club. Approval and appreciation was given by all. Formal initiation was held January 22, when 22 neophytes were added to the active ranks. Our total strength now is about 60 men. Spring term rushin!t was a little slow on account of the short winter term. The class of ten pledges will soon be through "Fraternity Week" and gel into the swing.

Our policy of continued house improvements has also held strong this >emester. 1 e\v improvements include a floor cover . ing in the kitchen and bar, bookshelves in the meeting room, and a new sofa for the chapter room. Other improvements arc now in the talking stage. Thanks to Brother Tyrell for his help on the floor covering job. This semester saw the reactivation of I he I.F.C. at tlie school. The council is pro~:ressing very well and has schedu lecl a dance for · May 13, proceeds to go to charity. Social affairs at the chapter have proceeded with their usual success and were highlighted by a bachelor party for Broth er Joe Clarke. Congratulation; are in order for Joe who was wed durin .~ the inter- term recess . Alpha X i's recently organized basketball team was defeated in its first two attempts. We lost the first game, 57-46 to Psi Delta of St. John's University and dropped the second one 62-48 to the Poly chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha . The learn has scheduled a game with our Beta Alpha chapter. and following the game all will go to Alpha Xi's house for a smoker. The chapter is also well represented in 5chool activities. Brother Ed Schofield will be a representative for Poly in the National Intercollegiate Bridge Tournament, and Brother Joe Flood is co-editor of the '51 Polywag, the school year book. Needless to say, Alpha Xi is flourishing. -JOS EPH COLGAN,

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Alpha Omicron and see our Alpha Upsilon Construction Company in action. Frankly, the Business Egad I You could almost hear the little gray cells crackling a block away. One of Administration denizens don't have a the first things the latis discovered after chance. the ease of Christmas vacation was Alpha At the present time, the walls of the Omicron had placed second scholastically girls powder room are half scraped to among the twenty-nine fraternities at Iowa prepare for fresh paint and the scrapings State. And, of the preceding quarter . . . have been left on the floor. In addition, there are three ' other rooms in a similar well, we shan't speak of that! It might be mentioned three boys came state. The cellar is receiving preliminary through with straight, solid, and pure "A" treatment before the walls are covered averages. Those men are Dick Ewen,. Tom with pine paneling and corrugated asbestos English, and Paul Needham! Needham · in an all-out effort to have a more suitable and English were roommates, by the way, chapter room and to generally enhance and each must have influenced the other our house . Credit will have to be given, along the cranium channels. though, on one undertaking well done, the re-covering of the living room furniture Turning from mental to muscle, AO ' with leather. It really adds quite a bit to tripped down to Des Moines to engage the room. Drake's Beta Delta in an intrafraternity basketball fracas. This was played during The new pledge group will probably be the first week of spring quarter. We came a help in alleviating the situation. This back to Ames riding on the spirits of a splendid group of 16 clean-cut American ha.rd fought 40-38 victory. There was a boys are John M . Hudson , Glenside, Pa.; pre-game specification of the type of prize Ed Kelsey, Passaic, N. J .; Edwarq J . to be given to the victors. (Two rounds Kulas, South River, N. J .; Edwin C. Newof refreshments were chug-a-lugged by all man, Phila, Pa.; James V. Reynolds, Phila ., :~t the expense of the losers.) Pa. ; Robert B. Shomo, Turtle Creek, Pa. ; We might mention, too, that "our boy" William Shubert. Phila, Pa.; James E. Van Noy, Troy, Pa.; Alan Henderson, HaverKent (Lil' One) Townley, one of Iowa State's "rasslers," managed to take home -town, Pa.; Richard L. Hanson, Cynwyd, :1 third place wrestling berth in the Big Pa. ; Norman E. Grede, Jr., Baltimore. Seven tourney. Kent groans for the Cardin- Md .; Edmund J . Cody, Jr., Collingswood, a! and Gold after sweating down the 128 N. J.; John Crowther, Swarthmore, Pa .; pound bracke-t. A feminine spectator at a Donald K. Epler, Lewisburg, Pa.; Eugene wrestling match was one disposed to refer Ferry, Harrisburg, Pa . and Joe Keyes, from Mt. Carmel, Pa . to him as ~'that symphony of muscle." My what a poet at heart she must be! By the time this article is printed Alpha A pair of hard-headed bridge players, Upsilon will have had ·another enjoyable Bob Smith and Pete Cuff, took the college conclave with Alpha Mu, April 14, at Penn State. If last year's meeting is any bridge tournament early in the winter quarter. Last year AO also garnered the Indication, there is little doubt the time bridge championship with the Rickert and travel involved will be both constru~brothers, Jim :~nd Bill, playing the suits. tive and sociable. The other most notable Our building fund to construct a new social event of the spring term at Drexel chapter house is continually growing. An is the "Spring Weekend ." That's when th e outline of our pledge training program, brothers move out of the house on Friday which was formulated mainly by the ef- and the girls move in to occupy the shortforts of our present archon, Bob Huber, sheeted beds and to start hunting for all has been asked for by three Pi Kapp the alarm clocks set for odd hours. The chapters, and also by another fraternity . moving in and out is only a small part of the fun because there is a formal at a This program received · recognition from the national office. If you would care to suburban country club Friday night. a look it over, just drop us a line. Bob wore novelty affair Saturday night and mayl:le out a lot of pencils whipping the program a picnic on Sunday. into shape. Frankly, it's good-but not Finally, another brother has gone-but perfect, of course. not far. Bob Crede married Peggy Shull -C . J . BoRUM, historiaH of Elmira, N. Y. Saturday, March 25 and is living just down the street. Good luck, Drexel Alpha Upsilon Robert! -W. H. HIT CHENS, historian Anyone interested in seeing the effects Iowa State

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Illinois Tech

Alpha Phi

The semester began with IF basketball ge-tting into full stride. Alpha Phi showed

steady improvement after a slow start, b~l spoiled a perfect record by winning thtll last game I In table tennis our record no" stands at two wins and no losses. The high point of the semester ~~~; · 511 District XI's conclave at Alpha Pst. d Alpha Phi men made the long trip in BU F n· Deubler's car : Roger Doty, John Di ra d cesco, Dick Frankenburg, Don Frank, an Roger Marz. They all had a good tii11r and wish to thank other District XI chaP' 811 ters for their ~elpful suggestions. We looking forward to next year at Upsilon· The IF Ball was held March 25, with Kay Nicholson as our candidate for quee;· Coming events are the Rose Ball at ~ : house April 29, and Junior Week. seniO Farewell will be held late in May. The alumni arc progressing in the .~; corporation of Alpha Phi. By the tt this issue comes out it will be an ac; 0 complished fact. A "live-wire" bunch officers will back th e alumni up . - ROGER MARZ, llistorio"

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The spring semester officers are : ~n: Ilion it thony D' Agostino, archon; Curt Hopld";; Br 0 j treasurer; Keedo Philips, secretary; }Joll'e. ~Ullin Eckles, historian; Bud Feldmeyer, chaP ~ha lain; Jack Hurley, warden; and Lynn ltoth\ Briston, house manager. 1 ~ichar Alpha Chi presented its second annu;t Out open "Betty Coed" dance, March .3• t ~lrigu the Miami Bay front Auditorium. ~ 11]1°~ 1tnu 01 too much pride and bias, we wtsh rul ~~ he! announce it was an extremely success ,1 ~at il social and financial venture. We )la~r ~~d p ~~tio received numerous compliments. All credit for the dance's success goe! hi lllow n Marty Rich and his able assistants, \, "ullin' entire chapter. The Sweetheart of AlP hi Yet w'l Chi, Miss Mary J ane Shelton, was tel l'ou f proudest and happiest person at the dan t~ laid ~ She presented the Betty Coed trophY . . bte0 I one of her Kappa Gamma sisters. r.l'' tity? 1Qke Jean Marie Lyons. .,

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~· e last reported Alpha Chi had won Place in the Phillip Morris Contest. then, Brother Hunt, a Pi Kapp has n1 aced the radio-combination with the tst . ~II Pnze television set. The wrapper ! 3rt co ots had been mis-counted because the siJoO· ""Unters didn't know the words "Pi Kap,. l'h'" 1 and our Greek letters were one and '!'the same. fits entativc plans have been made for our ~II t Co-operative party with our alumni. llld other joint parties have been sponsored ~ Planned by either one or the other ~ ne. We are eagerly looking forward ac· ~ this party as a step toward closer h of Operation with our alumni.

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,, ~t the last national convention in De<Ott AJ · · a ' Pha Chi was ably represented by 10 a ther Richard J. O'Mara. Once again Chi 1~ther O'Mara has been selected to repAn· %nt the chapter at the national convenn in Portland, Ore.

~~~tot~er Fred Devant, archon, Miami ~ tnn1 Chapter, recently conferred with Q ha Chi's archon, Tony D'Agostino, ~O~her Rich, and our convention delegate, ~ ard O'Mara. ~t .ut of the conference was born a most It tiguing idea-"The next National Con~ntion of Pi Kappa Phi in 1952 should ~ held in Miami, Florida." We all know lbat it will require a great deal of time ~o d Plenty of hard work to have the ·1ar ~ tonal Convention here in 1952. We ;JuO\\> •the burden will fall UpO~ the f.OUI \' tnn1 and five active chapters m Flonda. i et We still like the idea. Where else could ou f'In d a more perfect vac~tlo~ . lot spo: to ~ d the Convention? What c1ty 1s rapidly · c·'~co~n·log known as the ideal ConventJOn ,;~? We are sure our brothers will think 'J ~ With us that the only answer can be, 11 a111i, Florida in 1952." -HowELL EcxLES, historian

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Beta's new winter t~rm ?f~icers ·te · Delbert Allen, archon; Bill Williams, a1asurer; George Peterson, secretary ; Tom ~th, historian; Bob Bruce, chaplain; and Waters, warden. ~hings have been popping since you last ~tel from Beta Beta. We came through ~ th flymg colors in the championship 1e~ race, beating TKE with time to spare. . beautiful trophy adorns our chapter ~lotn. To give some idea of the might of ta Beta's muscle, there are 12 Pi Kapps

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out of a possible 24 men on the freshman, junior varsity, and varsity crews on campus. Our bowling team came in a close second. The basketball team, after winning its league, lost the championship play-off to Lambda Chi. As you can imagine, a lot of fingernail chewing has been going on. But now that softball season is coming up, .w e're hoping we'll place second to none. Don't get the idea our chapter is all brawn, no brain. 'Tain't sol Ned Hill and Don Boether are members of Kappa Delta Phi, educational honorary; Ned is also a member of the Portico Club, honorary leadership society; George· Peterson is a member of Pi Gamma Mu, sociological honorary. George Stein was one of the three students graduating Cum Laude in the March class. Pi Kappa Phi is really getting ahead at Southern. When we ·were installed, we had 17 members. We will have 55 members at the end of this school year, less than two years after our installation. We are planning a combination Beta Beta and Chi softball game in the near future and look forward to this all-around hi-chapter fellowship . Our Annual Gold and White Ball, sometimes referred to as the Treasurer's headache, will be next on the calendar. This is our lah blowout of the year and we can't wait I The Pi Kapps remammg on campus through t he summer will use their spare time working on "Kampus Kapers," our annual variety show, presented the first part of the fall term. If any of you northern Pi Kapps get too cold next winter, why not come down to sm~ny Florida and pay us a visit? The doors of Beta Beta are always open to you. -TOM BLYTH,

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Newark College of Engineering Beta Alpha Second semester Beta Alpha chapter officers are: William Ziki, archon; Carl Wheeler, treasurer; Jack Albright, secretary; George Lewis, historian; John Fitzgibbons, chaplain; and Andrew Young, warden. Preparations for our Annual Rose Ball are in the stages of final completion. It will be held in the Georgian Room, Robert Treat Hotel, Newark, N. J., May 18. The school has been literally bombed with publicity by Pi Kapps. In every nook and cranny in it and local high spots, signs tell the students "watch for the dance of the year." Under the direction of our able entertainment committee chairman, Jack

Albright, we are sure it will be difficult to parallel. We recently initiated two new members - Jack Seward and John Vargo-who, besides being ornamental specimens of American manhood, should be very helJ3ful. Our pledge chairman, Kort Gorshoff, has launched an extensive campaign to build Beta Alpha to maximum capacity. Some of our fine prospects promise to be future leaders on campus as well as in the chapter. Under the leadership of Leonard Wilson, sports activity chairman, Beta Alpha is in the thick of thi.ngs. The interfraternity basketball team finds in us too much competition. Stellar performers Jack Fitzgibbons, Ray Howard, Jim Gomes, Bill Gray, Leonard Wilson, Archon Bill Zika are proving themselves "too hot" to handle. We have a game scheduled with Alpha Xi which should prove a good test for the team. Our players were a little out of practice in their first match in the Bowling League. They finished strong, however, and Brother George Perkins gave an illustration . of what they can expect from the rest of our chapter. Gangway for Beta Alpha I Kort Gorshkoff, Carl Wheeler, and two very likely pledges, Don Austin and John Crispano, are running for top offices in the school. Through them 1:he influence of Beta Alpha is enhanced in school politics. On the whole this looks like the most successful semester of our young and rap idly improving chapter. -GEORGE LEWIS,

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Officers elected for the spring semester are Robert Howell; archon; James Gritton, treasurer; Donald Phillips, secretary; Lawrence Gabriel, historian; Dale Jensen chaplain; and Raymond Deaton, warden: Ken Miller, our past archon, who graduated in January, is now visiting his wife's parents in England. Our other January graduate, Verne Sodawasser, has a job here in Des Moines. He makes spasmodic visits to the chapter house to lend his moral support. Everything took on a "rosy glow" as we began the new semester by initiating 13 men to bring our active membership up to 29. The next evening found us at Simpson College where we initiated and welcomed into the brotherhood Beta Zeta chapter. Rush week found us with 11 pledges and six weeks later, at open rush, we added 12 more. Our roster now stands at 23 pledges and 29 actives. We are proud to add this list to the evergrowing list of Pi Kapps all over the country.


According to reliable sources (the Dean at the Bat." After an evening of fun, of Men), Beta Delta has the highest schol- everybody went home with a happy heart arship record of the fraternities on Drake's and tired feet. This was our second annual campus. This is the third semester in a Lumberjacks' Frolic and the future promrow we have had the highest average ises many more. among the fraternities. We are, however, Miss Rose B~rglund was chosen sweetineligible for the interfraternity scholarship heart of Beta Zeta chapter. Miss Berglund, trophy since we lack the minimum of 30 a student nurse at the Iowa Lutheran active members to qualify for the interHospital in Des Moines, is pinned to fraternity council. brother John DeMaris. With the membership up and our grade We would like to extend thanks to the point average still on top, we of Beta brothers at Drake and Iowa State for Delta feel a great year is in store for us. the interest they have shown us. Our spec. -LAWRENCE GABRIEL, historian ial thanks to the initiation team from Beta Delta chapter. Our thanks also, to Simpson . Beta Zeta George W. Driver for the fine speech pre· The brothers of Beta Zeta have all been sented at the banquet at close of initiation working hard and fast since "Bernie" left ceremonies, as well as Wayne Moore and, after initiation ceremonies. Everyone has of course, "Bernie" Jones. Remember that the welcome mat is always out to any and all Pi Kapps passing through Indianola. -JACK PRor't'ITT, histm·irtn

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Beta Zeta's Sweetheart, Miss Rose Berglund plenty to do and it keeps us hopping to see that it is done. Because we are a new chapter, the brothers must work long and late. They all take it with a smile and keep going ahead. We feel we have very capable officers and they are doing their best for the chapter.

Alpha Sigma

Alpha Sigma held its annual Founders day banquet at the Hotel Farragut. The guest speaker was our own Brother Frank Ward, head of the Economics Department. Brother Ward gave a ' very exce llent talk on the various philosophical concepts which are necessary for success in a modern society. Broth;r Ed Jones, district Archon, spoke on the duties of the fraternal system and the duties of the mem hers to Alpha Sigma. After the banquet, the undergraduates gave a dance at the house for the alumni and their wives. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and especially enjoyed seeing the alumni again. Brother Jack Stewart, traveling counsellor, visited us recently. We gained a,. con-

dl'iti siderable amount of worthwhile a . VISit. . . We were sorry hi's stl) f rom h IS could not have been longer. fj'OP1 We recently derived much pleasure . a visit of Mr. Peter Stevens, first sec.rcta~ to the British Embassy. His first vJstl . 11 an American fraternity house, he ~ seemingly impressed with the fratern J system and we enjoyed his comments an English humor. Eddie Anderson, Jr., Johnson Ct't y, oot 111 chaplain, was rece11tly initiated into J)e) Sigma Pi (honorary business fraternitY ' C. G. "Boge" Dyer, Johnson CJ·ty,. rePal resented the university at the InternattOn d Livestock Judging Show at Chicago; ana; Billy Woodard, Springfield, · Tenn., '\ 181 initiated into Alpha Zeta national hon° d agricultural fraternity. We are really P7t:•; of the boys for helping keep the fratern name at the top of the campus frats. b

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We initiated five men on April 22: ~:o Cloy de, Johnson City; Bob Shobe, . 1 Diego, Califo~nia; Jay Artman, Batal'l: N.Y.; John Giddings, Old Hickory, Te~~:; and John Price, Oak Ridge, Te';ln. All e~it are excellent men and will be a real cr to the chapter and to the fraternity. iJt1 Alpha Sigma played host to the cor11tJtt conclave with Beta Gamma chapter, ril only other chapter in our district, on Mill. the 28th. Since Alpha Sigma was the 1 ' b'1rth . II·sl itiation team at Beta Gammas had a very enthusiastic and beneftCl get-together. 18 ;t Brother Bob St. Clair graduated uta quarter. Brother St. Clair had the re P '; lion of being the bull dog of the Ch~pte;j; purse strings. We will certainly m1ss ,1 sagacity in the many phases of fratern organization. Best of luck Bob. .01 -RILEY H. MosET.EY, ltistorl

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We still find time to participate in the intramural program of the college. It is very complete, including football, basketball, vo lleyball, track and softball. This program is one of the main interests of the student body, partly accounting for its success.

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