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The STAR. and LAMP

o/ Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity NUMBER 2 1954


Contents Page Letters from Our Readers_......................................................... 2 Editorial: The Self-Styled "Rugged Individualist".................... 3 How to Win Funds and Influence PeopleDr. John Bright Knows .......................................................... 4 Three Grafton Brothers, Born in China, Build Careers in United States ........................................................ 6 C. T. Henderson Installs Indian River Association .................... 8 District Archons Head, Heffner Lead Way in West Coast Conclave.............................................................. 9 Florida Chapters Stage Leadership Conference, by Howard Pettengill, AE, Conference Secretary .................. lO National Secretary Wayne Moore Installs Louisville Alumni Chapter ...................................................... l2 Pi Kappa Phi Returns Home for Golden Anniversary.............. l4 In Our Chapter Eterna1... ............................................................. 17 •Social Notes ............................................ -..................................... 18 Alumni Corner ............................... :............................................ l9 Calling the Roll.. .......................................................................... 20

COVER Founder Simon L. Fogarty, left, ond L. Harry Mixson, both of Charleston S. C., ore standing ot the gote which Pi Koppo Phi presented to the College of Charleston in 1929 on the 25th anniversary of the founding of the fraternity at that institution.

Entered as second class matter at the post office at Charlotte, North Carolina under the Act of March 3, 1879. Acceptance for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in the Act of February 28, 1925, embodied in paragraph 4, section 412, P. L. and R ., authorized January 7, 1932. The Star and Lamp is published quarterly at Charlotte, North Carolina under the direction of the National Council of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity in the months of February, May, August and November. The Life Subscription is $15.00 and is the only form of subscription. Single copies are 50 cents. Changes in address should be reported promptly to National Office, 11 E. Canal St., Sumter, S. C. All material intended for publication should be in the hands of the Managing Editor, 11 E. Canal St., Sumter, S. C., 50 days preceding the month of issue. W. BERNARD ]oNES, ]R., Editor-in-CIIief ELIZABETH H. S:w:TH, Managing Editor

New York, N. Y.-Jomes Lorrouse, 89-54 211th St., Queens Village, N. Y North Jersey-A! Taboada, 123 Dewey St., Newark 8, N. J. Oklahoma City, Okla.-William A. Rlgg, 304 N. w. 1st St., Oklahoma City, Okla. Orlando, Florida-A. T. Corter, Jr., 12 South Main St., Orlando, Florida. Philadelphia, P~.-Wolter R. Maxwell, 46 West Ave., Springfoeld, Po. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanla-R. Delmar George 627 Vermont, Mt. Lebanon, Penna . Portland, Ore. (Cascadel-0. A. Hillison, 8427 s. W. 58th St .. Portland, Ore.

33 Roanoke, Virginia-Jesse M. Ramsey Harshbarger Rd., Roanoke Va ' Seattle, Washington-David Pesznecker, 1605A, 26th, N.E., Seattle 55 Wosh St. Louis, Missouri-Estill Ezell: 701 Olive St., St. Louis 1, Missouri. St . .Matthews, South Corolln-Jahn L. Weodsode, St. Matthews, South Carolina Toledo, Ohi-Richard B. Perry, 2337 Caledonia St., Toledo, Qhlo. Voro Beach, Fla. (Indian Rlverl-L. B. Voce lie P. 0. Box 488, Vera Beach, Flo. ' Washington, D. C.-Edward 1.. Tolson 315 Glenwood Rood, Bethesda, Maryland.'


Letters from Our Readers Bolt Recalls Hamer as an Early S&L Editor

Major Sheets Commends Fraternity's Progress

Otterb ein, Ind.

Fort BuchatJan, Puerto RicO

Dear Brother ]ones: The February issue of Th e Star Mid

D ear Brother ]ones: I received Th e Star and LamP {or November, with the pictures of your staff and office laY001 ' A substantial improvement over the beginning, in Seprernbel· 1924, with a handful of records in one small room.

Lamp has been received and painstakingly read, all departments.

In the cause of recognition of the services of Brother John D. Hamer, Sigma, let me report that he was Supreme Journalist (the high ranking title of the early days), following Charley Dillingham. It may not occur to chapter historians that an old calloused Pi Kapp would so eagerly read each and all letters, but I do. And let me add emphasis to paragraph three of Brother E. D. Reeves' letter on Page 2. It is always interesting to me, like Brorher Reeves, to know the home address of a pledge or initiate. My plans have been up until recently formul ated to make a one-day call at Charleston at the time of the semi-centennial celebration. But, my mother's condition (she is past 93) has developed to the point where we no longer venture away from home for more than four or five hours. Time will tell whether we may be able to make the trip Success to all of you of the National Headquarters. Fraternally you rs,

Dear Brother ]ones: I am now married and working {or Duo-Fast Sales Company as their Miami territory salesrnaP· I was married last November 16 to Alice P. Bosworth ~~ Geneva, N. Y. Alice dared many of rhe Alpha Chis whi_e in college. She graduated from the University of Miami 10 June, 1952. Fraternally yours,

WADE S. BOLT, Sigma '10 University of South Carolina Clerk-Treasurer of the Town of Otterbein

H . DAVID ("SCOTTY") HOLMES, Alpha Chi •49 University of Miami 3502 S. W . 23rd Sr.

I suppose I'll be here for the rest of the year. After rh~l I may get a chance to visit South Carolina aga in. With best wishes for 1954, fraternally yours,


MAJOR GEORGE E. SHEETS, Alpha '2° APO 851 -A, C/ o PM New York, N. Y.

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He does not yet know that to be educated the acquisition of knowledge runs a poor second to learning how to get along with others. His arrirude revealed char his fraternity chapter had failed to provide him with good pledge training and ro "guide him aright" in a most fundamental element of education-the willingness to subordinate oneself to the will of rhe group.



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WEEKS AGO, I heard a fraternity

for llett!elllan sa~, "I like to get drunk. I just ~e~ a ~ottle,

frater ~own m a good chair before the telev1s1on m the ~On'r house living room, and drink all I want. I jle 'lb· Other anybody." 1 in ~leas m~n defended his inherent right to do as he niry e Without being hamstrung by school or frater1 tJ rules. '49 ?ccu~on questioning him, I found that it had not brin r~ed to him that some members might object to ~an~IOg their dates into the house under such circumltlelllbs. In fact, he seemed surprised when some of the "as .ers spoke up at that time and declared that such hitn lhst the case with them. It had not occurred to niry t ~t perhaps, by some strange accident, the commutrlioylll~g~t afford some young lady who would not 1O f theS!tt~g in the same room with a dru~k-even one 1b quiet, sleeping, and peaceable vanety. \>hij e Peculiar thing about these individualists is that it coe they make much ado about social freedom, when they ~es to looking for jobs, the individualism, of whi0 for th re so proud, deserts them. They· run like. rabb1ts Can f'e so-called security of the largest corpor~u?n th.ey lnd biOd where they will lose much of theu 1dentity the .e regimented in a way which will put to shame lrater':aginary shackles of home, college, and the If Ity house. tve •they resent being asked to wear a coat for . the 11 ~in Ing meal, being required to meet classes on nme; to kg forced to attend chapter meetings, or being asked ~eep drinking at a respectable minimum; we wonder te&itn they will meet the shock of routine industrial illor .entation such as catching the 8:02 train every ·iav~Ing, filing prompt and exact repor~s t? superi?rs, to b g to be civil to people they don t like, havmg locia1 at the office on time, and having to behave at <re functions lest management get the idea that they 1. ~ot stable employees. llll)llo e Young man in question revealed that the most ~ .ttant phase of his education bad not yet begun. 'I.>UJ·not yet ready to live in a society which calls !or ~ Ingness to restrain himself in his effort to get <tld~r he Wants when he .wants it. He is stil~ !~boring 4taq ~he misapprehensiOn that the acquiSitiOn of elllic learning is the end-all of being educated. 80




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Gressette Is Leader In S. C. Senate "CURR~NTLY.

THE ~IGGEST DOINGS in South Carolma are m the f1eld of education, and Gressette finds himself in the middle of that," so says an article published recently in a South Carolina newspaper. Chairman of Education Committee

The man to whom this reference was made is L. Marion Gresserte, Zeta '20, Wofford College who is rounding out his seventeenth year as a memb~r of the South Carolina State Senate. A resident of St. Matthews, ~· C., .senator Gresserre r~presenrs Calhoun County. He 1s chauman of the Committee on Education, a powerful and important committee since education is ever expanding in South Carolina and more and more of the responsibility, financial and otherwise, is being assumed by the Central State Government under the reorganization program for the state's public schools. Miss Myra Houser Is Clerk

The Senator heads the Judiciary Committee also with its numerous and often profound functions. Mis~ Myra Houser, daughter of Pi Kappa Phi President Theron A. Houser, Zeta '22, and Mrs. Houser is assistant clerk of the Judiciary Committee. The Hodsers live in Sr. Matthews. Senator Gresserre "won his spurs in the Senate largely as a sore of 'opposition' leader to the 'Old Order.' It has made him a very influential figure there." This does not mean, however, that he is always on the "other" side from the so-called "Old Guard." Often he is in agreement with it. It has been said that this has made of him an expert counter-puncher in debate. Senator Gressette practices law· in St. Matthews, the county seat of Calhoun, where he was born and reared He is 52. · Son Plans to Follow Father in Law Practice

Mrs. Gressette is the former Miss Florence Howell of Florence. Senaror and Mrs. Gressette's son L. Marion Gresserre, Jr., called "Larry," is a star football back at Clemson College. He plans to follow his father into rhe law and expects to attend the University of South Carolina Law School. 3



Dr. and Mrs. John Bright, Richmond, Va., and their two sons, Charlie, 10, nearest his mother, and Bobby, 8, relax at holll''

How to Win Funds and Influence People"' Dr. John Bright Knows E HAVE IT ON HIS OWN WORD that Dr. John Bright, Beta '25, Presbyterian College, has W never built a mouse trap-good, bad, or indifferent. Nevertheless, a lor of people are bearing a pathway to his door. And the crowd is steadily increasing. Dr. Bright did not win this public attention overnight, and no outburst of genius or sudden inventiveness inspired the acclaim he is receiving from all sides. The field of Old Testament studies seems hardly to offer a promising route to fame and fortune, but it is along this route that Dr. Bright has made his way to the enviable eminence which is now his. First Book Wins Award Except for those who had heard him preach or lecture, the general public knew little of Dr. Bright until his first book, "The Kingdom of God," won the


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Dr. Bright is Professor of Hebrew and the ~cer£f(' tion of the Old Testament at Union TheologtOII:J nary in Richmond, _Ya.,, and at 4~ he ~ 0e ! ef member of the Semmary s outstandmg B.1bhcal ~ i · ment. A clue to the gaining popularity of Dr. vr ·

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l deg: covered $7,5 00 Abingdon-Cokesbury award last ~· of But the world of biblical scholarship had recot{l Strr his ability as a student of the Old Testament long · untj and over the years that "pathway" to his doO~slt' tvj( been well trodden by scholars, educators, pu~l IV for and biblical students. Now the common fo 001 joined the procession, for they have learned that eJII his great learning Dr. Bright can speak to rb e; J1 their OWrl language, and they have learned that 1I nrj/ much to say. 1 e~p



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~hoiarship is to be found in his personality. In appearcote and manner he is far removed from the popular ncep·rton of an 'Old Testament Prof. Years ofd'' lined tsct~Ph .'Purposeful study have raken from him none of hts 9.,?StcaJ vigor and zest for Jiving which characterized him 1 ed k~ he Was winning his college letter in .trac~. l?~reas0 h. . Wledge and erudition have in no wtse dunmtshed I IS)" ' • h 1 arJ YY tn the company of ordmary, every-~ay, unsc .o People. An intimate acquaintance wtrh the fme d~nts of half-a-dozen languages, ancient and modern, sla s nor interfere with his easy use of co?tempor~ry ~f So, it is not surprising that his prtze-wmnmg Ia (devoid of slang! ) can speak alike to scholar and Ylllan.


rea\ Study of the steps by which Dr. Bright has c e.d his present vantage point will yield one a Prescrt · I' decid Ptton for success along whatever. m~s one may In .e to move. There is no deep secret m hts program. . aj111StrnpIesr terms, one carefully chooses. a pomt of re ·' Plots his course toward that pomt, and .so to&Hnenrs his rime and efforts as to move steadtly heiVard his goal, enjoying the life around him a~ fo!Jllloves ahead-a simple formula, but one not east!y OWed. recD·r. Bright was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., and andetved his pre-college education. in th7 public schools ha . the McCallie School of that ctty. Hts brother, Nail, ~1\ltng led the way in 1924 John followed him to · aloesbYtertan College ' at Clinton, S. C. Here h e won, as ~g With the B. A. Degree, distinction as a student, of t track man ( 440 and mile relay), and as a mem?er and he staff of the college newspaper, the Bltte Stockmg! ~a college annual, the "Pac-Sac." Bera Chapter of Pt 8 .PPa Phi quickly discovered whar manner of men the hrtght boys were and brought them into the brorher-


Enters Presbyterian Ministry

~ llla~ his. senior year at Presbyterian Colleg7, Dr. ~~ighr

and~10 hts decision to enter the Presbytertan mmts~ry, St,ll1. the Fall of 1928, enrolled in Unio~ .T~1eologtcal ft0 IDary. He received his Bachelor of Dtvmtty degr~e hi ~ the Seminary in 1931 and, in recognition of hts "W;g attainments as a student, was awarded the Wal~er to }•foore Fellowship, which gave him the opportunt~y d arry on his studies toward an advanced academtc o;&ree. In 1933 he was awarded the degree of Master St,111~eology, b~t was persuaded to continue at the " .tnary serving as instructor in Greek and Hebrew 'Ott! 1 ' . . . I ~"id 935. During these years, tt mcr~asmg Y fo ent that John Bright was the Semmary s whtte hope r a future professor in the field of the Old Testament.

He Enjoys Travel atJn the Summer of 1932, while still a student, !~>r. e~ ~h~ . was invited to accompany an archeolo~pcal Sc~ dttton to Palestine, sponsored by . the Amertc~n I St .ols of Oriental Research and the Pmsburgh-Xem.a ~ Af~~~ary. Working on the excavation at Tell Bett d.trstrn in Southern Palestine he was under the close h~ection. o~ Dr. W. F: Albright of Joh~s-Hopkins, .a~d Sch assoctatton wirh thts noted archeologtst and SemJtJcs tlr Olar. had a profound effect on his fut~e. In 1934, · Brtght was again in Palestine and agam under the







Here is Dr. John Bright, Beta '25, Presbyterian College, With the fami ly's Toy Shepherd, Toby.

direction of Dr. Albright, excavating at Beitin (the biblical Bethel) fifteen miles north of Jerusalem. On both of rhese trips Dr. Bright had, and took, the opportunity to travel widely in Europe and the Near East. He succeeded in covering a vast amount of territory and acquired a rasre for travel which still besets him. In 1935-36 he was at Johns-Hopkins University, beginning his work toward the Ph. D. Degree under Prof. W. F. Albright. This course of study was interrupted by pastorates in the First Presbyterian Church at Durham, N. C., and ar Catonsville Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Md. Dr. Bright also took rime out on rhe 28th of July, 1938, to marry Miss Carrie Lena McMullen in Atlanta, ~a., and he and Mrs. Bright now have two sons, Charles Crawford, 10, and Robert Nail, 8. Serving as a pastor in Baltimore, Dr. Bright was able to complete his Ph. D. at Hopkins in 1940, and came immediately to the Chair of Old Testament at Union Theological Seminary.

Serves as Army Chaplain The Brights had barely settled down in their new home in Richmond before the War came along and occasioned a three-year break in Dr. Bright's academic work. He entered the Army Chaplaincy in 1943, served at various camps throughout the United States with the 18th Tank Destroyer Group, and shipped overseas with the 408th Field Artillery Group in 1944. He was billeted in England, France, Belgium, and Germany and, with his outfit, went. through the battles of the Ardennes, the Rh~rieland, and Central Germany. Near the end of the War, he was transferred to the 563rd AAA Battalion for MP duty in Belgium. (Continr1ed on Page 13) 5

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. Three brothers, three Betas, Presbyterian College, three Pi Kappa Phi Scholars-left to right, Thomas H. Grafton, Staunton, and Arthur W. Grafto'! and Cornelius W. Grafton, Louisville, Ky.

Three Grafton Brothers, ·Born Ill• China, Build Careers in United States UT OF CHINA some years ago came three AmeriO can brothers who have piled up distinguished careers since that time. All three are graduates of Presbyterian College and alumni of Beta Chapter, and Pi Kappa Phi Scliolars. They are Thomas W., Beta '24; Arthur W., Beta '25, and Cornelius W ., Beta '27. The brothers, all graduates of Shanghai American Schools, are sons of Rev. Thomas B. and the late Mrs. letitia Taylor Grafton. In China, Rev. Thomas B. Grafron was a missionary of the Presbyterian Church, U. S. He started work in that country in 1904 and continued there until 1929. He was retired in 1943. At present he is living in Vicksburg, Miss. Professor at Mary Baldwin

Thomas H. Grafton was born in Kuling, China, August 27, 1905. While at Presbyterian College he made a scholastic record of AA in all subjects for four years, the highest scholastic record in the hisrory of the college. He received the Pi Kappa Phi Scholarship Award in 1927. After graduation in 1927, Mr. Grafton served as adjunct professor of Bible and Mathematics at his alma mater from 1927 until 1929. In 6

1932 he received the B. D. Degree from Coh.JJll~l Theological Seminary, Decatur, Ga., and the lvf. 1 Degree from Northwestern University, Evanst00 • ~ The following year he was awarded the Ph. D. ~eiOl: by Northwestern. His graduate training was in reh8 til' education and sociology. He was ordained. co ;: ministry of the Presbyterian Church, U. S., 10 19 , Two years later he became professor of sociol 0~0 Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Va., a post be holds. Since 1939, Mr. Grafton has been pascorr,tl· Finley Memorial Presbyterian Church, Stuarts 0' j Va. 'bll'h" Mr. Grafton does some writing also. He contrl. five chapters co "Introduction to Sociology," p~bh~bil by the Stackpole Company in 1952, under the edt.tcl~S ,, of J. H . S. Bossard. He has contributed two artl . jO'I the American Sociological Reviews: "Religious O~fg~ and Sociological Theory" and "The Sociology of ~ and Wrong." pr•l Mr. Grafton IS a member of the Stuarts Ruritan Club.



Mrs. Grafton Is Dean

In 1932 Mr. Grafton married Miss Martha CatherJ. THE




Stackh M:a ouse Dillon, S. C. Mrs. Grafton is dean of ant .Ba!dwm College. Their twin daughters, Letty Sco EIJzabeth, are members of the junior class at Agnes the tt College. Their other daughter, Marguerite, is in seventh grade.



Arthur Grafton Is Attorney

W. Grafton, who was born in Hsuchoufu, c01'fa, J~nuary 4, 1907, graduated from Presbyterian ]( 31>ege ~~ 1928 as salutatorian. He received the Pi FPl Ph1 Scholarship Award in 1928. IVithorB five years after graduation, he was associated Vii! ooker and Kinnaird, insurance agents in LouisSche, Ky. He studied law at night in the Jefferson 001 blr of Law in Louisville and was admitted to rhe fir 10 1930. Later he became associated with rhe law Vi!~ of Woodward, Hamilton, and Hobson in Lo~is­ of · !n 193 7 he became a member of the law f1rm bro Mlller and Grafton. Two years later he and his Gr rper, Cornelius, joined forces in rhe law firm of se/ .ron and Grafton. In 1946, after three years in the recVIce,. the brothers returned ro civilian life and andon.stltured their law firm. The firm is now enlarged Off" IS ~nown as Wyatt, Grafron, and Grafton, with ICes JO the Marion E. Taylor Building, Louisville. Serves in World War II

re B:e entered the Army Air Corps as a first lieutenant, Il celved the Bronze Star for service in the ChinathUrtna-India Theatre, and emerged from the war with hee rank of lieutenant-colonel. Prior to World War II was a member of the Louisville Civil Service Board. C lie was a member of the Louisville -and Jefferson h~u~~? Board of Health from 1948 until 1952, and of s ee~ a member of the Council for Sinking Fund sh.1th~ Ctty of Louisville since 1950. He holds memberIV P In the Pendennis Club, Louisville. He is senior Chrden in Sr. Francis-in-the-Fields Protestant Episcopal Utch near Louisville. C In 1936 Mr. Grafton was married to Miss Paola Ino~eland, by whom he has a son, Arthur Wallace, Jr. he h946 he married Miss Betty Lou Mikell, by whom as a daughter, Mikell Taylor. \\7Born June 16, 1909, in Hsuchoufu, China, Cornelius g ·dGrafton entered Presbyterian College in 1926 and /bbUated four years later as salutatorian. He was u ed a Pi Kappa Phi Scholar in 1Q30. Cornelius Wins Supreme Court Decision

fl !Juring the year following his graduation from /esbyterian, he studied journalism at Columbia Univers~J. receiving the degree of B. S. in Journalism. He of led English at Northwestern in the Summers a ~31 and 1932, and was assistant professor of English ../ resbyterian from 1931 to 1933. For the next two s~~~ he was associated with Booker and Kinnaird and 1\ led law at night in the Jefferson School of Law. barr the end of this legal study, he was admitted to t~e y · Later he taught in the law school for about stx r-.ears. He was associated with Shackelford Miller in law ~~· . th ti.ce for two years prior to becoming a partner tn e ftrm of Miller and Grafton in 193 7. Now, as a (Contintted otJ Page 18) ()F



Dr. Ernest A. Jones

Oltlahoma Alumnus Directs College Reatling Laboratory

DR:ERNEST A. J~NE~, Alpha Gamma '31, Univer-

Sity of Oklahoma, IS D1rector of the Reading Laboratory at Northeastern State College, Tahlequah, Okla. He was born in Adrian, Mich., January 19, 1910. Two years later he and his family moved to Oklahoma City where he was reared and where he received his education preparatory to going to the University of Oklahoma in 1928. He was awarded the B. S. Degree from the university in 1932, the M. S. Degree in 1950 and the Ph. D. in Education in 1952. ' Dr. Jones started teaching science in the Oklahoma City Public Schools in 1933, continuing until 1940 when he was inducted into the Army as an artillery officer. Upon his disc~arge from the Army in 1946, he became connected wtth the Clyde Harrison Furniture Company, now the Calloway Home Furnishings Oklahoma City, of which he is co-owner. Dr. Jones' served as Assistant Director of the Reading Laboratory of the Uni':'e~siry .of Oklahoma for about a year prior to recetvmg h1s doctorate from that institution. In 1952 he came to his present position of Director of the Reading Laboratory of Northeastern State College. Dr. Jones earned all of his college expenses. He. h?lds membership i.n the National Education Association; Kappa Delta P1, honorary education fraternity; Phi Delta Kappa, honorary education fraternity (Continued on Page 18)



4 At ceremonies installing the Indian River Alumni Association in Vera Beach, Fla., Secretary-Treasurer Dale Berggren, Omicron ' University of Alabama, accepts his office and the congratulations of Installing Officer Charles Thomas Henderson, District Archo"fllil District Six. Standing beside them is the association's archon, l. B. Vocelle, Beta Eta '50, Florida State University. Toastmaster ;1 Duncan, Rho '30, Washington and lee, is shown on the extreme left, and Mrs. James ' T. Voce lie, mother of the association's arch 0 "' on the extreme right. ' • • ' •

C. T. Henderson Installs Indian River Association At Vero Beach, Fla. THE INDIAN RIVER ALUMNI Association, with a

membership of approximately 40, was officially installed in Vero Beach, Fla., December 26, 1953, by the Hon. Charles Thomas Henderson, Chi '22, Stetson University, who is assistant attorney general of the State of Florida and District Archon of District Six. The ceremonies took place at a banquet at the Royal Park Inn, Vero Beach. Seventy alumni and rushees, with their wives or dares, were present. Mr. Henderson gave a resume of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and of fraternities in general, then he proceeded to install L. B. Vocelle, Beta Eta '50, Florida State University, as archon and Dale Berggren, Omicron '43, University of Alabama, as secretary-treasurer. Mr. Henderson was introduced by the Hon. James T. Vocelle, chairman Gf the Florida Industrial Commission. Ellis Duncan, Rho '30, Washington and Lee, was toastmaster. Immediately after · the installation ceremonies, a formal dance was held in the -Elk's Home in Vero Beach 8

where approximately 500 young people assembled for rhe occasion. Eli Walker, Jr., Alpha Epsilon '42, University of Florida, was chairman of the Arrangements Commtrree. Representatives were present from Stuart, Fort Pierce, and Vero Beach, Fla. It is planned to have rwo meetings a year, ooe ~ Christmas banquet and dance and the other a Sum~e meeting. Both meetings will incorporate rushtllg programs.

• A dance, attended by gpproximately 500 young people, foi-. lowe'd the ceremonies at which the Indian River Alumni Ast 0 '~ ation was installed in · Vera Beach, Fla., December 26, 1953. THE




is ~oy Stigum, Archon of Alpha Zeta, Oregon State College, left, ~effreeting J. AI Head, District XIX Archon, center, and Roy J. Kop ner, District XX Archon and Past National President of Pi Po Phi.


District Archons AI Head, Roy Heffner Lead Way In West Coast Conelave J\ 'WEST COAST CONCLAVE was held at Alpha

li Zeta, Oregon State College, March 6-7, with J. Al

Pr~a~,. Salem, Oreg., District Archon of District XIX, Ca!~fdtng. Mr. Head and Roy J. Heffner, Lafayette, co


District Archon of District XX, served as directors. Delegates were present from Alpha era; Alpha Delta, University of Washington; Alpha .,


These are members of Alpha Zeta, Oregon State College, the chapter that was host to the West Coast Conclave March 6-7. They are, front row, left to right, AI Theiss, Pete Meyer, Ron Nelsen, Ray Terhune, Ron Bicgellia, Jack MacEihose; second row, left to right, Roy Stigum, Mike Maison, Mickey Engeart, Chuck Honey, John Henieges, George Neidhart, Bob Petersen, Herm Cauelti, and Tim Timeus; third row, left to right, Bob Bogue, Dave Bower, Vick Kelly, Rod Kerber, Norris Adkins, Doug Gill, Dick Baxter, Russ Mitchell, Bob larwood, Charles Guess, Ron Gustaff, Tom Patterson, and Bill MacCammon.

Omega, University of Oregon, and Gamma University of California. ' Recommendations to National Council

The group passed a number of recommendations for submission to the National Council when it convenes in Charleston, S. C., in August. It suggested that the Green Report be revised by a committee of accounting specialists and that the date on which the Green Report is due in the National Office be changed to the 25th of the month for the (Continued on Page 16)


~ni~er . ers of Alpha Omega Chapter, ~•st ~ty of Oregon, who attended the front r Oost Conclave March 6-7 were, loraen ow, left to right, Nick Parker, Bob link,. sen, Quentin Randall, Gordon R. fllon: '~cond row, left to right, Pete TyerJ~hn ordon R. Ross, Gene Murphy, 5 ''9ht · Henderson· third row left to 8Oftert ' AI Andrews,' Dave Stewart, ' Bill on.

Alpha Delta's delegation from the University of Washington were, front row, left to right, John Dailey, Ellis Hammer, Ron Konopaski; second row, left to right, Dall Kinkade, John 0. Martin, Ben Novak, Doug Pike, Gordon Burns.

From Gamma, University of California, these men came to the West Coast Conclave. They are, front row, left to right, Don Evans, Beanie Schmidt, Larry Holdrick; second row, left to right, Jim Aljian, Ed Hoole, Chuck lee, Dick Francis, Archon Bud Oakes.

These members of a panel at the Florida leadership Conference held at Chi, Stetson University, February 27-28, are, left to '~fh~â&#x20AC;˘ 0 Charles W. Turner, archon of Chi; Alan Sundberg, archon of Beta Eta, Florida State University; Tom Johnson, archon of Alpha EP 51 ' University of Florida, and Mr. Meadows, Sigma Kappa Nu at Tampa University.

Florida Chapters Stage Leadership Conference By HOWARD PETTENGILL, AE Conference Secretary

THE DISTRICT VI Leadership Conference was held at Gainesville, Fla., February 27 and 28, with Alpha Epsilon Chapter acting as host. The chapters participating were Chi, Stetson; Beta Era, Florida State University; Beta Beta, Florida Southern College, and Alpha Epsilon, University of Florida. Alpha Chi, University of Miami, was unable to attend due to sustained rushing. Also attending were two representatives from Sigma Kappa Nu, a local fraternity at the University of Tampa, which is considering going national with Pi Kappa Phi. The delegates were housed in one of the dormitories on the campus of the University of Florida. Henderson Is Chairman

The conference got underway Saturda~ afternoon with the invocation, given by the chaplain of. Alpha 10

Epsilon, Thomas McCullough. The chairman of ch~ Convention was Charles T. Henderson, District .ArchO01 and the Assistant Attorney General of the . Florida. The first item of business was the appotnctn~ of a secretary and committee chairmen as folloW~ Howard Pettengill, AE, Secretary; Thomas E. John 50 AE, Committee on Time and Place; Charles 'furnea' Chi, Legislative Committee, and Alan Sundberg, ]3 ' Resolutions Committee. The Executive Secretary of Pi Kappa Phi, Bern11!1 0 W. Jones, conducted the training on the poin~s. Executive Management, Rushing, and Pledge Tratntn8â&#x20AC;˘ with the members of the chapters participating. Saturday night, a social function was held at ~ Alpha Epsilon Chapter house. In summary, "A g time was had by all."








sity R;presentatives of Chi, Stetson; Beta Eta, Florida State University; Beta Beta, Florida Southern College, and Alpha Epsilon, Unlver0 Florida, attended the District VI Leadership Conference at Chi in February.

011 Sunday,

Brother Tom Henderson gave a short talk

Br the duties and expectations of a District Archon.

taJkt1der J. H. Bouleware, chapter adviser at Beta Eta, e on what a chapter can expect from the chapter A. session of the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference was in :rogress at Alpha Upsilon, Drexel, when this picture was taken. epresentatives of Alpha Upsilon and Alpha Mu, Penn State, attended the conference January 16-17.




advjser, and .Brother R. A. Edwards, chapter adviser at Alpha Epsilon, talked on what a chapter adviser can expect from the chapter. (Comim1ed on Page 16)

T. Glenwood Stoudt, Alpha Mu '30, Penn State, District Archon of District XXI, who is president of Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute, addressed the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference at Alpha Upsilon, Drexel, January 16-17.




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These members of the Louisville Alumni Chapter were present for th!' installation ceremonies in which National Secretary Wc•Y~; R. Moore, Alpha Omicron, Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa, was the installing officer. They are, front row, left to right, Martin ~e ~~: Beta Gamma '49, University of Louisville; Marvin Schaffner, Beta Gamma '49; Edward Dienes, Beta Gamma; second row, left to rotl ~ Joseph Oglesby, Jr., Beta Ganoma 'SO; Errol Richardson, Beta Gamma '49; W. Thomas Ransdell, Beta Gamma 'SO; Albert P. Weisb~; ; 9 Beta Gamma 'SO; Raymond J. Parsons, Beta Gamma '51, Buechel, Ky.; third row, left to right, Norbert A. Leppert, Beta Gammo ~ ~ .John 0. Clements, Beta Gamma '51; Joseph M. Byers, Beta Gomma '49, Elizabethtown, Ky.; Chester V. Hall, Beta Gamma '50; Ad ~D Van Bakel, Beta Gamma '49; fourth row, left to right, National Secretary Moore; Harley L. Potter, Psi '31, Cornell; Roger R. Kilgus, Bl r Gamma '51; Clifton M. Hauenstein, Ill, Beta Gamma '49; Edward H. Shaefer, Jr., Beta Gamma '49; Jeffersontown, Ky.; Clark H. S,hert• Jr., Beta Gamma '49, and Angelo Passanisa, Jr., Beta Gamma '49.

National Secretary Wayne Moore Installs Louisville Alumni Chapter N THE QUAINT SURROUNDINGS of the HillI brook Tavern Dining Room, the Louisville Alumni

Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi came into being June 15, 1953. The new organization, after being in the discussion stage for over a year, had finally become a reality. Among the new petitioning group were 11 of the original 16 members of Beta Gamma's chartering group. The installation ceremony was conducted after an informal stag banquet. National Secretary Wayne R. 12

Moore, Alpha Omicron '39, Iowa State College, .AJlle~: lowa, having been. commissioned by the National Prestr dent, presided at the installation proceedings. .Afcee the swearing in of the chapter officers, Mr. _Moo: presented the charter to the first alumni archon, Mar.''t Schaffner, Beta Gamma '49, University of Louisv~l e. The other officers were Marrin Cecil, Beta Gamma 49, treasurer, and Edward Dienes, Beta Gamma, secretllfY· A short business meeting was followed by a garden party. THE




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<hartMorvin Schaffner, Beta Gamma '49, University of Louisville, archon of the Louisville Alumni Chapter, is receiving the organization's righter from National Secretary Wayne R. Moore, Alpha Omicron '39, Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa. Standing behind Mr. Moore, Ga.., Ia, left, are Alumni Secretary Edward Dienes, Beta Gamma; Alumni Treasurer Martin Cecil, Beta Gamma '49, and Tony Craver, Beta 1110 s archon.

Dr. John Bright (Contimted /rom Page 5)

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co the Seminary in 1946, Dr. Bright took

l hts. work where he had left it and began co make 1'ecreastngly significant contributions to the field of Old he stame?c scholarship. Throughout the years 1946-53,

L.1 concnbuted various articles to the ]ottrnal of Biblical o:ta~ttre, the Biblical Archeologist, Interpretation, and

th e~ JOurnals. He was serving as one of the editors of foe ~ escminster Study Bible" until it was necessary 0 / hun to resign co enter the Army. He is the author Biblt~~ Commentary on Joshua in the "Interpreter's e which appeared in 1953. Alma Mater Bestows "P" Upon Him So I?r. Bright is a member of the American Oriental sj Ct~ty, and the Society of Biblical Literature and Exegec8' 10 . which group he serves as an Associate of the douncil. His alma mater awarded him the honorary h~gree of Doctor of Divinity in 1947 and in 1953 called lJll back co the campus to receive the gold "P" award. PI Asked to comment briefly on his life and work, a ~sures and problems, Dr. Bright reported: "I work sn work. I like to travel (and seldom do); I like ~~orcs, in a spectator role (seldom see any games) ; I tr e maps, railroads, and ocher things pertaining to a\Tel, (bur I have no time to follow any hobby)." h.1 i\~tually, the case is not quite chis bad. In regimenting 'N ~ ltfe, Dr. Bright allows himself time for recreation h tth his family and for some travel. Last Summer th ~nd his wife went on a Carribean cruise to celebrate 'N etr winning the Abingdon-Cokesbury award. The h.ord "their" is used advisedly, for Dr. Bright writes h~s books and articles in long-hand, and Mrs. Bright is 18 faithful typist and editor. OF Pi



. Dr. Br~ght is now at wor~ on a n~w book, is preparmg a senes of lectures which he Will deliver at other institutions of higher learning, is carrying a heavy . schedule of :eaching at Union Seminary, serves his church and hts school on various committees preaches regularly in pulpits across the South, and ~till finds time to go about his daily living in a leisurely and orderly fashion. When he preaches, people liken Dr. Bright to the prophet Amos. His .lectures, delivered in rapid, precise language, prompt hts students to compare him with a machine gun. In almost every area of his work people refer t? him with son:e superlative adjective: ~uc the fact .. IS that John Bnght is by . and large a regular guy who has, through self-dtscipline and int~lligent planning, moved steadly toward the goal wluch he armed at years ago. And he is still moving. ---7rKt/J---

PerSOnaJity is that extent to which an individual has developed habits and skills to interest and serve others -Link ¡

IT'S LATER THAN YOU THINK! Don't Miss Your Chance to Have a Part In the 50th Anniversary Gift to the College of Charleston. Send Your Check to Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity National Office Sumter, S. C.


Pi Kappa P e For Golden pr ~ppA PHI will celebrate its Golden An?ivers~rY m Charleston, S. C., August 25-28, inclustve, wtth its 25th Supreme Chapter at the Francis Marion B?tel· Plans are complete for four full days of business sessions and social afairs. The fratetnity was founded at the College of CharleS· ton in 1904 by Simon L. Fogarty, Jr., L. Harry Mixson, and the late Andrew A. Kroeg, Jr.

This picture, which is shown also on the front cover, was taken at the College of Charleston. The gate which Founders Simon L. Fogarty and L. Harry Mixson, left and right, respectively, ·Charleston, S. C., are admiring is the fraternity's gift to the college on the fraternity's 25th birthday in 1929.

Founder Simon L. Fogarty, Charleston, S. C., left, and National President Theron A. Houser, St. Matthews, S. C., plan to attend the fraternity's National Convention in Charleston August 25, 26, 27, and 28. This picture was taken in Detroit in 1948 when Mr. Fogarty addressed the twenty-second National Convention of the fraternity.

Fifty years later, 1954, the fraternity has grown fr~~ its membership of three to more than 15,000, wttl members scattered throughout the United Stares and in many other parts of the world. Nearly 2,000 meJ11· bers have joined the Chapter Eternal. Members from many sections of the country as ':'ell as some from abroad are expected at the conventton· Program for the 25th biennial convention is follows:


Wednesday, August 25 9: 00 A. M.-Recognition and Registration 1: 30 P. M.-Twenty-fifth Supreme Chapter, firSt Session ( President Theron Houser Presiding) 7: 00 P. M.-Model Initiation and Chapter Meet· ing

Thursday, August 26 9:00-11: 30 A. M.-Conferences Undergraduate Roundtable (Con· ducted by Executive Secretary) Alumni Roundtable (Conducted bY President Houser) 1:00 P. M.-Twenty-fifth Supreme Chapter, Sec· ond Session (President Houser Pre· siding)

Friday, August 27 9:00 A. M.-Undergraduate Roundtable (Con· ducted by Executive Secretary) 11 :00 A. M.-12:00 Noon-Committee Meetings 3:00 P. M.-Harbor Cruise 14






eturns Home

'e~ttniversary II'/ ich

7:00 P. M.-Informal Banquet, Francis Marion Hotel

:el· ,ns

Saturday, August 28 9:00-11: 00 A. M.--Conferences Undergraduate Roundtable (Conducted by Executive Secretary) Alumni Roundtable (Conducted by President Houser) 11:00 A. M.-12:00 Noon--Committee Meetings 1:30-4:45 P. M.--Twenty-fifrh Supreme Chapter, Third Session (President Houser Presiding) 4:45 P. M.-Installation of Officers 5:00 P. M.-Benedicrion 6:00 P. M.-Memorial Presentation Ceremony, College of Charleston 8:00 P. M.-Grand Ball, Francis Marion Hotel

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Founder L. Harry Mixson, Charleston, S. C., who plans to attend the fraternity's National Convention in Charleston in August, was addressing the National Convention in Miami, Fla., in 1952 when this picture was taken. Plans for the National Convention to be held in Charleston, S. C., in August are being completed by a committee of alumni in the Charleston area, with the cooperation of Alpha Chapter at the College of Charleston. Committee members pictured here are, seated, left to right, Herbert Brown; Russell D. long, general chairman; Julius Burgess, treasurer; standing, left to right, Bevie Machen, warm-up party and entertainment, and Charles H. long, registration . Members absent when this picture was taken are Henry Viohl, Jr., accommodations, and Charles A. Weinheimer Sr., registration. '

Wednesday, August 25


3: 30 P. M.-Ger Acquainted Parry lhursday, August 26 3: 30 P. M.--Ciry Tour n·

Fr·d 1 ay, August 27 8:00 P. M.-Fort Sumter Supper Party

Saturday, August 28 8:00 P. M.-Grand Ball, Francis Marion Hotel

A. number of "old-rimers" in South Carolina who cannot be present for rhe entire Convention are expected to come to Charleston for the week end finale tO re~ew old acquainranceships and make new ones. With ~hts in mind, rhe program committee has planned a LJIJ schedule of activities throughout the day and the evening. M'






Fares to Convention Are Quoted by ACL


OR THE BENEFIT of members of Pi Kappa Phi who plan ro attend the 25th National Convention in Charleston, S. C., August 25 -28, the Atlantic Coast Line h::ts made available the following schedule of train f:tres from many points of origin throughout the United Stares:

RAIL FARES RormdTrip Coach Tax lt~eluded

Ames, Iowa ...................................... ----------------.............. $72.11 Athens, Ga. .. .................................................................. 15.90 Atlanta, Ga. ------------------------------------------------------------.. ------ 18.72 Auburn, Ala. .. ................................................................ 25.25

:~~:~~~~t~~~ifind·_ --·:::::::::::::::::::::~:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ~~:~~


Brooklyn, N. Y ................................................................. 40.61 Champaign, Ill. ................................................................ 54.85 Chapel Hill, N. C. (Raleigh) ........................................ 14.30 Chicago, Ill. .. .................................................................. 56.49 Clinton, S. C. .................................................................. 16.94 Columbia, Mo. ................................................................ 58.08 Columbia, S. C. .............................................................. 7.10 Corvallis, Oreg. .. ............................................................ 133.93 Davidson, N. C. (Charlotte) ........................................ 12.98 Deland, Fla . .................................................................... 11.95 Des Moines, Iowa .......................................................... 61.50 Durham, N. C. .. ........................................................... 15.35 E. Lansing, Mich ............................................................. 61.65 liugene, Oreg. .................................................................. 133.93 Gainesville, Fla. .. ............................................................ 17.55 Greencastle, Ind . -----------·--------·------------·---·--------- .. ------------- 48.62 Greenville, S. C. ............................................... ............... 14.03 Ithaca, N. Y . .................................................................. 53.13 Knoxville, Tenn. --------------------------------------------------------·----- 25.25 Lafayette, Ind ................................................................. 52.13 Lakeland, Fla . .............................:.................................... 24.78 Lexington, Va. ----------------------------------·--·------·------------------- 27.51 Lincoln, Neb ................................................................... 66.50 Louisville, Ky. ------ -----------------·----·---------------·---·----·---------- 38.23 Macon, Ga. ---------·------------------------------------------------------------ 15.24 Miami, Fla. .................................................................... 33.72 Newark, N. J. ------------------------------------------------------------------ 44.17 New York, N.Y............................................................. 44.67 Philadelphia, Pa. .. .......................................................... 38.01 Raleigh, N. C. .......................................................... ...... 14.30 Roanoke, Va. ------------------------------------------------------------------ 27.94 Seattle, Wash. .. ................................................................133.93 Spartanburg, S. C. .......................................................... 12.27 State College (Altoona) Pa ........................................... 46.86 Tallahassee, Fla . .............................................................. 21.45 Toledo, Ohio ----- --------------------------------·--------------------------- 54.11 Troy, N . Y. .................................................................... 53.57 Tucson, Arizona .............................................................. 113.41 Tuscaloosa, Ala. .. ............................................................ 31.19

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awarding of Master Chapter points and the 30.rh of rhe month for fines. Another suggestion was that the hisrorian keep. 3 card file, containing a 11sr of all important soctal functions during the year, deadlines for all publications and reports, names and addresses of all alumni, and a file of obituaries, marriages, and eng<gemenrs, and a file of latest photographs for rhe chapter scrapbook, p:tper, and rushing brochure. It was agreed that each chapter should compile irs own rushing brochure.

Rushing Activities

From l'oints Shown Below to Charleston, S. C.


West Coast Conclave

In rushing, it was voted thlt upperclassmen shoul~ be responsible for contacting prospects and that alurnnt should make more recommendations. National and individual chapter rushing brochures were deemed helpful. The group expressed a desire that efforts be made to keep a rushing program from becoming concentrated in one geographical area. Study table, quiet hours, and courtesy hours were named as devices to promote scholastic work. . Procedure for awarding the West Coast ScholarshiP Cup was devised. The delegates accepted the invitation of Bud OakeS, Archon of Gamma, that the 1955 West Coast Conclave be held at Gamma. ---'71'/Ct/)tf>----

Florida Leadership Conference (Continued from Page 11)

The Committee on Time and Place reported that the next leadership Conference of District VI, will ~ held at Chi Chapter, Stetson, on the fourth week en of February, 1955. The legislative Committee moved that the offic_e of vice-president be added, at the option of the indt· vidual chapter, to the Executive Council of the under· graduate chapter. It was recommended that this motion be taken up ih the individual chapters and rhen brought up at the National Convention that is to be held this August at CharlestOn, S. C

Committee Expresses Appreciation The Committee on Resolutions extended "thanks and gratitude" ro Mr. Jones and Mr. Henderson for :t "successful and enjoyable" conference. Special commend dation was extended to Tom Johnson, AE archon, an Dan Koporec anal Warren Harper, who served as a committee to arrange the conference, and ro Howard Pettengill who served as secretary. The conference ended to the strains of "Pi Kappll Phi Girl" and "Pur Her in the Corner" as a speci:tl tribute ro Mr. Jones. ---'71'/Ct/)---

Pi Kapp's Book to Be Off Press May 3 Glenn Scott, Rho '51, who is a senior at Washington and lee, has written a novel, "A Sound of Voices Dying," which is due to be off the press May 3. THE




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Dr. lames L. Pittman Dr. James Lee Pinman, Eta '18, Emory University, prominent Atlanta Urologist and associate professor of rology at Emory University, died ~nuary 21 at his home at 2966 owell Mill Road, N . W. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. He '~~as

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Dr. Pittman had practiced in Atlan~ for 2S years and had been on the lllory Medical School staff since l929.


Be was born in Abbeville, Ga., received his B. S. Degree at Emory 111 1922 and his medical degree there ~ 1926. He was active in the Atlanta lumni Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi. He IVas president of the Georgia UrologiCal Society at the rime of his death and was the author of nuny papers (Jn his work. He was a member of the staffs at Grady, Emory, Piedmont, and Crawford Long Hospitals. S Dr. Pinman was a member of the ourheasrern branch of the American Brotogical Society, the American Oard of Urology, the American Urological Association, the Sourheast~n Surgical ongress, the American ol!cge of Physicians, the Pan-Ameri~an Medical Association, the Georgia tare Medical Association, rhe Georgia ('tare Medical S cicty, the Fulton ·Ounry Medical Society, and the t\rlanta Clinical Society. Also he was member of the Capital City lub and a former member of irs govern-


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ing board, a member of the Piedmont Driving lu b; ate ity l.odg , F&AM; rhc Alpha Kappa Kappa medi al fraternity ; rhe Bukhend !.ion lub, and the Pencht ree Ra ·ket .lub. He was a com munica nt of the :Hhe lrJI d ·. Philip. An editorial in the Atl:tnta on tiw tion f J:mmry 23 points our that Or. Piwmn "had nttained nation , I recogni tion in hi field ... Both in the field of practice and research he h'ld dem onstrawd a most unu ual ability. "In rhe field of human relations he was perhaps even greater," the cdiror ial continued. "He was the sort of do cor and s:.trgeon who lifted the spirit of all, who provided optimism and courage, and who knew how tO meet and cope with all the myriad troubles of others who daily came to him in his cap1City as physician. He was greatly beloved." - - -1rKf/>---

Howard 1. Nebeclt Howard John Nebeck, Upsilon '40, University of Illinois, died of a heart ai lment while in a hospital in hicago January 27. 1953. His home was in Berwyn, Ill. After his graduation as an engineer from the University of Illinois, Mr. Nebeck served for a short time as an asph1lt chemist and paving foreman for the city of Chicago. In 1931 he entered rhe petroleum industry with the Philips Petroleum Company at Bartlesvi!Je, Okla., and Borger, Texas. In 1937 he became associated with the Universal Oil Produces Company of Chicago as co-ordinator of engineering. During rhe late war he was do ely ~ssociared with the development and design of commercial alkylation units. More recently he was connected with ~ nd made valuable contributions co rhe design and development of commercial platforming units. Mr. Nebeck was a member of St. Mathew's Evangelical Lutheran Church of hicago, the University of Illinois Alumni Association, , nd the lllini lub of hicago. Mr. Nebe k is survived by three b•others, Edward, Upsilon '35, and Stanley and George.

Lt. George M. Shields, Jr. Lr. George M. • hi •ld , Jr., AIph a Fpsilon · 8, niv •rs icy of Florid,,, was killt·d whil• on a rom in ' flight training mission in Las Veg•1S, Nev., Augusr 2 , 1953. This wa · w be his 1:\sr d 'Y of ·omb l training. Lt. hields graduated from Miami enior High ::hool in 19 7. Ar Lh • niversity he s rvcd Alpha 'J silon , s pi dgem. rer and aln a hnpl1in. He was a member of th 1.' Apa h · fraternity al o. ---1rK<f> - - -

Lt. Ralph l. Harris Lt. Ralph L. Harris, Alpha Zeta '48, regon tate allege, a rad, r officer with a bombing squadron in ouch Korea, was killed when his plane crashed in attempting a landing July 7, 1953. He was born in Portland, reg., May 14, 1929, attended Jefferson High chool, and graduated in business administration in 195 I. At one rime he wa ar hon of his chapter. ---1rKf/>---

Martin l. Banlts, Jr. Marrin Luther Bank , Jr., Zeta '21, Wofford ollege, hester, S. ., son of Rev. M. L , nd Mrs. Maud D . Banks, died December 13, 1953. Mr. Banks was born in Union ounry, S. ., January 29, 1900. He attended public schools in several cities where his father was pastor, including Porter Military Academy, harleston, . C., and was graduated at Wofford College, Spartanburg, . ., in the class of 1925. That same year he was elected rea her of hist ry in the high school of hester, . ., where, several years later, he became principal. In W rid War TT he erved a srnre co-ordinator of Home Defense. Retiring from r aching, he established the Banks In urance Agency, ominuing in this business umil the time of his dearh. He was active in chur h work, serving a a reward and reacher of rh Men's Bible Ia of B rhel Methodist burch for m, ny y ars. H was a (Cotlfin11ed on P1111



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BQckstage at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, S. C. November 2, 1953, the brothers of Zeta, Wofford met and pinned Miss Dottie Lamour, making her their Chapter Sweetheart. One dozen roses were presented to her also. All the lirothers were impressed by her "graciousness and sincerity." She kept the roses on the piano for the rest of the show D~ wore the pin during her act. Miss Lamour expressed her appreciation to everyone and told a radio reporter: "I'm going to wear it (I pin) all the time, even on my sarong."

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member of the law firm of Wyatt, Grafton, and Grafton he specializes in municipal bonds and public utilities. He won an 8-0 decision from the Supreme Court of the United States January 9, 1950, in the case of "U. S. vs. Cumberland Public Service Co." This was the first case won by the taxpayer in the Supreme Court in rwo years. In 1943, Mr. Grafton entered the Army Air Corps as a first lieutenant, emerging from World War II as a major in the China-Burma-India Theatre. In China he was an aide to General Wedemeyer. He was awarded the Bronze Star. He was also given two citations by the Chinese Nationalist Government. He is the author of "The Rat Began to Knaw the Rope," 1943 (reprinted in England and subsequently translated into the French) ; "The Rope Began to Hang the Burcher," 1944; "My Name Is Christopher Nagel," 1947, and "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt," 1950 (since serialized in a Dutch newspaper) .

for men, of which he was vice-president at the univet路 sity in 1949-50, and was president of the Graduate Education Club there in 1950-51. He has participated in curriculum planning, schoOl club, public addresses, camping, and remedial reading Dr. Jones retired from the service with the rank of lieutenant colonel and is now a member of cht USAR. He is married and gardens for a hobby.



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leader in many community enterprises, was organize! and first president of the Lions Club, and was a Mas~n. January 20, 1934, Mr. Banks was married to MtS> Sara Calhoun Gaston, only daughter of the late Judge Anhur L. Gaston, Chester, who survives him, cogechel with their two children, Sally and Martin. THE



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Gotham Pi Kappa Phi Alumni Malte Awarc/s to Alpha Xi Unclergratluates f New York area Pi Kapps met December 22, 1953, or their traditional Founders Day Banquet. The event Was held as usual at the Prince George Hotel, with ~pproximately 40 brothers attending. An evening of tne fellowship was enjoyed. Bighlights of the evening were talks by Past Nation~ President Albert Meisel, National Treasurer Ralph oreen, and District I Archon Fred Krupp. B Brother Albert Steele presided, pinch-hitting for drocher Charles Fox, New York Alumni Chapter Presienr, who has left the city. Brother Steel presented the_ Alpha Xi Chapter Achievement Cup to Brother rtlliam Tiro and the Freshman Achievement Cup to rather William Friend. NThe following brothers were selected to serv~ the ew York Alumni Chapter during 1954: Pres1dent, Jack L. Foster, Alpha Chi '50; vice-president, William l. Porrer, Alpha Delta '25; secretary, Robert H. C~o~sley, ~lpha Nu '29, and treasurer, Howard M. W1ll1ams, t'St '29.

Purdue LT. COL. JOHN W. OSWALT, Omega '38, has arrived in Korea for duty as aviation officer with the Eighth Army. Mrs. Oswalt lives at 2202 Walding St., Lawcon, Okla.

Alumni Meeting Calendar Date



Third Wednesday

Columbus-Fort Benning 722 University Ave. Ithaca

Roanoke Columbia San Francisco

''Longwood," Salem, Va. Colcmbia, S. C. Fly Trap Restaurant 67 Society St. Charleston, S. C. Luchow's Restaurant

Charleston New York

Persian Room Northern Life Bldg.


November 1, and in January, March, May, and October. Fou路r times a year Third Tuesday Luncheon Lase Thursday 8 P.M. Third Thursday Luncheon Wednesday Luncheon

50 Years

SO Years

Something for College of Charleston to Remember Send It Air Mail Pi Kappa Phi will be 50 years old at the time of the 1954 National Convention in Charleston, S. C. We wanr to remember the College of Charleston on this birthday. We want the Mother College of Pi Kappa Phi to remember well Pi Kappa Phi. Remember the beautiful gates which were swung at the College of Charleston at the time of the 25th Anniversary Convention in 1929? They still stand as a memento. This time, on our 50th birthday, we are going ro place there something long to be remembered. We know you will want to have a part in it. Please fill out the form below and mail it with your check.

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----------------------------·--------------------------~ Alabama Polytechnic Institute Alpha Iota Besides the Red Rose Ball which was held April 2, the Spring social calendar includes, a round of sorority swaps, costume parties, and an ail-day barbecue at Chewacla State Park, followed by a party at the Clement Hotel. Sparked by Fritz Gunn, Mobile, Ala., four men on the regular volley ball ream, combined with four "gals" from Dormitory 7, captured first place in the co-recreational volley ball competition. Congratulations are due Fritz Gunn, James Barton, Jasper, Ala.; Bob Quillen, Gadsden, Ala., and Pledge Joe White, La Grange, Ga., for their participation. Three of the brothers have recently become engaged. They are Bob Mayo, Mobile, Ala., co Miss Gay Birdsong, Oneonta, Ala.; Bob Ward, Jacksonville, Fla., to Miss Carole Tomlinson, Jacksonville, Fla., and Archie Stapleton, Fairhope, Ala., to Miss Lee Brown, Fairhope, Ala. -Charles B- Flynn, Historian College of Charleston Alpha Alpha Chapter will continue irs successful year under the leadership of its new officers, elected in February: Archon, Marshall L. Shearer, Jr.; treasurer, Ray F. Asbelle; secretary, Paul R. Weidner, Jr.; warden, Jesse S. Sparks; historian, Paul R. Weidner, Jr.; chaplain, Jack H. Wilson. Under the guide of its past officers, Alpha has enjoyed one of the best seasons in recent years. With our new rooms at 135 Calhoun Street, with a fine pledge class, and with an outstanding series of social events, Alpha members feel that so far, the 1953-54 year has been an excellent one. The Founders' Day Banquet was held December 12 at the Cavallare Restaurant. The speaker was Founder Simon Fogarty. After the dinner, a smoker was held at the Alpha rooms. Among the duties of the new officers will be the initiation of new members. Three entered the active ranks February 9: Earle Jennings, Jr.; George Jenkins, and Connor Higgins. The pledge class, as chis letter is being written, consists of Leslie McDonald, Bruce Lyerly, Richard Gibson, and Thomas Tucker; these men are planning co be initiated in the near future. Help with plans for the National Convention will be another job for the newly-elected officers and the chapter. Alpha has offered its services to the Convention Committee, headed by Chairman Russell D. Long. The committee is at work arranging the activities of the anniversary celebration, and from the way that plans have progressed so far, the fiftieth birthday will be an outstanding one in the history of the fraternity. -Paul R. Weidner, Jr., Historian Cornell Psi With the sad results of the fire at Kappa Chapter fresh in our minds, we at Psi, as elsewhere, should welcome any measures which would tend to reduce liability of buildings cowards fire. Such a measure is the New York State Multiple Dwelling Act, the so-called Mitchell Fire Law. By specifying in great derail the requirements for various types of dwellings, it hopes to provide the maximum fire protection. However, the cost of complying with this law would be so large as to prove prohibitive to the continuance of many fraternities on campus. Fortunately, the enforcement of this law is left to local 20

authorities who are cautioned co use d:scretion in orderin~ alterations. We would like w suggest to other chapters chat maY bt · b u 1'ld mg new houses 1· n the fu cure not on Iy co fol 1ow the present fire laws, but also co attempt co judge what future provisions may be enacted in their scares. Failure to do so may cause needless future alteration costs. New officers for the Spring term are Archon, David Deirzen. Fredonia, N. Y.; secretary, Harold Sweeney, Birmingh~lll· Mich.; treasurer, Michael Avery, Buffalo, N. Y.; histonaD· Jerome Quinn, New York Ciry; warden, George Askel\', Briarcliff Manor, N. Y., and ch:!plain, David Coward, G]en Rock, N. ]. The initiates of the chapter since last report are Geor8e Blnta, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; Thomas Eugene Caulfield, Croton l~alls, N . Y.; Richard Craft, Basking Ridge, N. ].; Geor8e D.1wson, Walpole, Mass.; George Knapp, Ithaca, N. Y.; John Meyer, New York City: Roger Olson, Racine, Wis.; Bruce Remick, New York City; Charles Rogers, Lysander, N. '{., and William Thorne, Rochester, N. Y. -Jerome Quinn, Historian Drake Beta Dell" Homecoming, an interesring social program, a visit frotll Executive Secretary W. Bernard Jones, our District Conciavej and Founders' Day were highlights of Beta Delta's fal program. Probably the biggest project of the past few months was our house decoration for Homecoming. A fifteen-foot, thr~ dimensional figure with realistic bulldog head was constructed of paper mache. Smaller football player cut-ours represent the Iowa State "Cyclones." The moving scythe which th~ Bulldog held completed our theme of "Homecoming Harvest -and accurately predicted what was to follow! Our social season led off with a lawn party held on the large cement patio at the rear of the chapter house. ThirtY' five couples enjoyed an evening of dancing and were ente~· rained at intermission by the Pi Kapp Quartet. An enthusiast!~ group enjoyed our record party which was one of the beS of the semester. Costumes for the parry were represencari 0115 of each person's 'favorite record. A large record in che front yard titled "Pi Papp Platter Parry" put the brothers in a "record" mood before they even entered the house. These coupled with several sororiry teas and open houses, folJowing all university athletic events, have made our social progrl!Jll a full one. Beta Delta was honored December 2 by a visit from our Executive Secretary and Wayne Moore, National SecretO~j The suggestions which they made co rhe Executive Coun~' were indeed appreciated. They also previewed the Distflct Conclave, offered some interesting suggestions concer~i~ rush, and presented general information at a combJil . pledge-member meeting which followed. Enthusiasm vtW> running high by that week end and close co 20 mea represented our chapter at Columbia, Mo., for our District Leadership Conference. Founders' Day was celebrated chis year December 7, witll John Coons, Vern Sodawasser, John Gritton, and Brother Moore as guests. There was nearly a 100 per cent turnout for our open house held in connection with Parents' Day this Fall. The TH E ST A R A N





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the on~ Students," along with Joe Weber, past archon, indicate llle caliber of men we have on campus. Paul Gilman's appoint· andnt to the Campus Carnival Committee is another personal F chapter ht>nor. Om Uture e~encs have our quartet entered in the Alpha Phi Tal ega Song Quartet contest. In addition, our skit for Bulldog es-campus variety program-is being completed. -John G. Thompson, Historian

DrelC I Lede Alpha Upsilon _ lJp . by the efforts of Rush Chairman Al Henderson, Alpha

Sl 1on Pre completed a successful rushing program. At the · · Pinsene ti me t here are 20 men weanng t h e go!d an d w h 1te Di ·/h:y. are Bill Mohn, Bartoo Lopar, Dick Mensch, Paolo Mah atrtzt, Joe Latoff, Henry Milligan, John Stevens, Dick She ~n, Fred Schmehl, Collier Miller, John McDougall, Mike Le rtdan, Dave Norris, Bill Schuette, Walt Koenig, Dave ll.annon, John Cashmark, John Serafin, Vic Quattrini , and Y Craig



are ;ee pledges were initiated March 21. The new brothers D· ayne Sperr, Rad Ware, and Vic Melada. ter lrecring the chapter's affairs for the Winter and Spring la rn~ are these officers: Archon, Gene Ferry; treasurer, Bob Crrnf ere; secretary, Larry Lady; warden-pledge master, Don lllaat·' h'tstoriao, Dave Van Horn; chaplain, Bob Smith; house ..,. nager, Jim Reynolds; steward Bob Dudrear, and alumo~ 1 ''tec ' A ary, Vic Urban. s t the end of the sports year we missed taking the AllPorts . margto. . Th· TrophY bY a sltm bask IS season Drexel woo the Middle Atlantic Conference Dickecball championship. Leading this team were Brother ~ Walker, team co-captain, Brothers Art Jones and Stan ~~h, and Pledge Vic Quattrini. \>. IS term the chapter welcomed back Brothers Chuck se'~lesle . Y, J ohn Hudson, and Dick Hanson from the armed D~~ces. Getting Chuck Niesley back at the piano gave our ~e Land Band and socials a big lift. I>; all Shelly was married to Sally Ludwig, and Lew Walters as married to Arline Jones. -Dave Van Horn, Historian



th A Gate Party and Cabin Party started things rolling for e Sp . in B ttng Semester. The beautiful Alamance Country Club Jl}ed urlingcon, N. C., was the scene for the annual Spring f... dge Dance. At the dance, pin-ups of Brothers Andy Len _rews, Reidsville, N. C., Don Lovett, Dixon , Ill., and Bob br:l~e, Wantagh, L. I., were serenaded by the assembled ~ t ers under the direction of Tom Miller, High Point, llr. c· 0 nly a few days later tragedy befell the chapter as in:ther Brad Craig, Pittsburgh, Pa., departed from this life in °~~at of matrimonial bliss at the First Presbyterian Church lh· tngsport, Tenn., where he married the former Miss an~rza ~enedict. It cook several more rounds of Gate Parties th· Cabtn Parties for the brothers of Mu co recuperate from foiS Sad news. Joe College Week End on the first of March round the Pi Kapps entertaining their dates at a Street Cafe ~~r~cced in front of the section. ·· Ch ftcers this semester include Archon Jack Gilliland, ariotre, N. C., Treasurer Don Parsons, Williamston, N. C.,

Historian Jack Mansfield, Cumberland, Md., Warden Larry Clifton, Daytona Beach, Fla., Chaplain Brad Craig, and Secretary George Porter, Atlanta, Ga. Plans have been made by the chapter to make a $1,400 expansion in our social rooms. When finished we will have al most doubled our social space and will have redecorated and refurnished most of the first floor. In line with social expansion, Mu has grown in numbers recently also. At the climax of a long rush period on March 2, fifteen pledges and eight associates from the freshman class were added to our fold. The pledges include J:?ick Angstadt, Charlotte, N. C., Erwin Baumer, Atlanta, Ga., John Bell, Ridgefield, N. ]., Bill Boyer, Winston-Salem, N. C., Bret Burquest, Sarasota, Fla., Bill Connor, Coral Gables, Fla., Robert Dixon, Riverside, Conn., Ed Harris, Swarthmore, Pa., Bob Hohner, Decatur, Ga., Reid Huntley, Charlotte, N. C., Walt Johnson, Biltmore, N. C., John Katzinski, West Hemp· stead, N. Y., Bob Smith, Atlanta, Ga., Bill Smith, Coral Gables, Fla., and Dunston Wingfield, Norfolk, Va. A dinner party followed the pledging. -Jack P. Mansfield, Historian

Florida Southern College

Beta Beta

The curtain went up and Beta Beta started the 1954 allcampus show, "Kampus Kapers." This was a great success and set a precedent for our shows in the future. Our new officers are archon, John Dinklage, Mantaloken, N. J.; secretary, Dopald Tatro, Lakeland, Fla.; treasurer, Robert Reid, Jacksonville, Fla.; warden, William Barkalow, Mantaloken, N. ].; historian, Charles Newcombe, Ridgewood, N. ]., and chaplain, George Given, Miami, Fla. When crew season came into view we had a challange, as a victory would retire the trophy for us. With our 185-lb. coxswain, we took the trophy. _ Our newly decorated house made the Christmas Party a real success, while our lawn display took second place on the campus. After interior decorating, we took to planting and ~eeding the yard with fine results. The new initiates filled the house to capaciry, with our pledges waiting for places. Our newly initiated brothers are Marion Brown and Charles Charpentier, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Gerald Dobson, Sarasota, Fla.; Ray Deloach, Stewart, Fla.; Jimmy Cooksey, Scottsville, Ky., and Paul Breeden, Groveland, Fla. Our pledges are Nathen Kerwin, Norfolk, Va.; Jeffery Willey, Lakeland, Fla., and Richard Nagy, Detroit, Mich. All attention throughout March was directed toward our annua l Gold and White Ball which was held at the penthouse of the New Florida Hotel, Lakeland . -Charles Newcombe, Historian

Florida State University

Beta Eta

Under the leadership of Archon Alan Sundberg, Treasurer Victor Spoto, Secretary Gary Campbell, Chaplain Tom Althouser, and Warden Leo Alemerico, Beta Eta has made great strides in its rushing and scholarship programs this year. Since the publication of the last Star and Lamp, seven new men became pledges. They are Brun Davis and Wayne Pitts, Ruskin, Fla.; Wally Reicher, Jacksonville, Fla.; Robert Johns and Bill Boatwright, Live Oak, Fla.; John Adams of Miami, Fla., and Ed Sessions, Tallahassee, Fla. We have. placed particular emphasis on our scholarship program this year. We now have three new awards which will be presented at the conclusion of each semester. There is the "J. H . Boulware Outstanding Pledge Award" which






encourages over-all pledge performance. The p:edge is chosen by a committee of three on the basis of att:tude, spirit, participation in fraternity events, ami scholarship. The award consists of a mahogany-plated paddle, donated by Brother ]. H. Boulware, on which the pledge's name is engraved. The second award is the "Outstanding Scholarsh:p Award" which consists of a gold key charm to be presented to any pledge attaining a C average or above. The last award is not an exclusive with the pledges. It is open to members as well. A scholarship certificate is presented to those achieving better than a C average. Pi Kappa Phi came in fourth out of 14 fraternities in the scholastic race last semester. - Dick Lukas, Historian



Georgia Tech


This quarter has developed into one of the most profitable ones in years. Both in advancement in campus standing and achievement. The brothers of Iota have been wholeheartedly in the middle of the work the whole quarter long. Starting out with the initiation of eight new men, they haven't stopped once throughout the rush season, the sports program, the Rose Ball, the house improvement, and various other projects. In rushing we gleaned three new pledges, Jim Murray, Tampa, Fla.; Bob Lynch, Pulaski, Va., and Dick Bigelow, Atlanta, Ga., and a lot of experience in how to do off-season rushing, making it pay off. The new men initiated this quarter are Bob Carri, New York, N. Y.; Michael Combs, Woodmere, N. Y.; Alan D. Guggolz, New York City; Peter J . Harrison, Clearwater, Fla.; John Irvin, Miami, Fla.; John Teramo, Cederhurst, Long Island, N. Y., and Hugo Peters, Monroe, Ga. In the sports field our basketball team has tied for the league championship, and in softball the team is expected to "cop" all the honors coming and going. This year's Rose of Pi Kappa Phi for the Iotans is Mrs. Bobbie Frick, wife of our treasurer, Carl Frick, Freehold, N . J. She was presented to the world Friday, February 12, in the Pompean Room of the! Atlanta Biltmore Hotel by Archon Jim Bushong, Arlington, Va. A leadout of all the members, pledges, and their dates followed the impressive ceremony of presentation. Afterwards everyone adjourned to the local Howard Johnson's for a big breakfast, to complete a perfect Rose Ball. Just about every Saturday afternoon of this quarter has been filled with various projects being executed on the house. The basement has been fully developed into one of rhe best party areas on campus along with being useful as a study and general recreation area. The front of the house has taken on a new look, with the addition of a wall and a landscaping job. Around the side there is a new walk, poured with concrete donated by Alumnus Bob MacDougald, of Atlanta, Ga., along with a terrace at the back door of the same material. - Albert Butler, Historian

Indiana University

Alpha Psi

Scholarship this semester has continued on the upgrade. For the third consecutive semester, Alpha Psi has been above the all-campus and all-organized average, once more having been led by Jim Witek, LaPorte, Ind., with a perfect 3. This was his third 3 in a row. On the whole, the house made a good showing in over-all balance because nearly half of the brothers came through with a 2. or better. Bill Barnard, Oakland City, is this semester's archon. Wayne Edmonson retained his post as treasurer; Jim Witek is the 22

. .· new secretary; Max Stanton, Ltberty Center, Ind., ts hi 1 and recently activated AI Kirkpatrick, Kokomo, Ind., ts ~h~~.


Four initiates to join the chapter recently are AI l(irkt 1 rick; Dick Spe~r. Monon, Ind., Tom Driscoll, law st~m:f from Lafayette, Ind., and another Kokomo man, Jt 0 8 Widner, a psychology major, and, as are all the ochers, Army veteran. -Richard Boyle, Acting Historian

Alpha Omicr~~

Iowa State College

\l'tth After completing a successful Fall quarter, along h Founders' D1y, Homecoming, etc., Alpha Omicron is Iaunc ing into a new quarter with more activities than ever. ~l Initiated into Alpha Omicron since our last report nee b Bennett, Des Moines, Iowa; Ray Hansen, Logan, Iowa; Jo;efd. 1 Veeder, Hampton, Iowa, and ]. Richard Mabbirt, Red ~ 4, Iowa. At our last initiation, the week end of Feburary 13 sO we were joined by six of our brothers from Beta Epsilon that their neophytes could take part in our initiation. hiS We have seen our brothers from Beta Epsilon oftenedt 10 year, as three carloads of Pi Kapps from I. S. C. travel !Jef Missouri for the district Leadership Conference Decem



. ~ George, our pet skunk, provided the theme for rhts Y thl Homecoming decorations. He must have provided al~o uri inspiration to the football team as they "skunked" MtsSO 13-6. st The SnoBall, our winter formal, brought a full h:n~ despite the lack of a band. The band leader and the bOO sic agency had a slight mix-up. However records provided .mu for a successful dance. is At the helm for Alpha Omicron during the next termner Archon John Christensen, College Springs, Iowa. ~~M officers include Treasurer John Jondle, Secretary De od 8 Burkert, Warden Keith Bader, Historian Paul Hirz, Chaplain Don Osborne. rn~ 1 Past Archon of Alpha Omicron, Willis Fritz, is Trave ef· Counselor of Pi Kappa Phi since his graduation last quart 0 . rense Added to our pledge class this year are Don Ch r~s von' College Springs, Iowa; Gene Herb, Fort Atkinson, Wts.; 01 Rehman, Nyack, N. Y.; Kirk Colvig, Lake City, Iowa; "W•~. Brammer, Dubuque, Iowa; John Willey, Estherville, lo •1 . cent• ' John Veak, Moravia, Iowa; Tom Tucker, Guthne ~0, Iowa; Marvin Walter, Northboro, Iowa; Glen Zimmerro ld Rockwell Ciry, Iowa; Gerald Olsen, Sioux City, Iowa; Johnson, Red Oak, Iowa; Phil Haefner, Marshalltown, 1 and Thorton Brandt, Denver, Iowa. -Paul Hirz, Historian

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Alpha .A the

New officers elected to serve 'Alpha ~p?a dunns j[liS, Winter and Spring quarters are archon, Wtlliam R. "W rJ• Warner Robins, Ga.; treasurer, William Maratos, Augus ge Ga.; secretary, Marshall Stephenson, and historian, G~:oo T. Laney, Macon, Ga.; warden and pledge master, :E Jl. Summer, Norman Park, Ga.; and chaplain, Joseph Chapman, Brunswick, Ga. p, 0 Alpha Alpha recently initiated F. Loyd Badman, MaC Ga., and Hugh M. Hodges, Ludowici, Ga. phi At the close of the Winter quarter rush season~ }J ~ Alpha emerged with six outstanding pledges, whtch tJl· the largest number pledged by any fraternity on the ca.mP. d rso•·• The six new pledges, all freshmen, are Eugene D. An e eU Max T . Rankin, Jimmy Yates, Billy Jackson, and J. BoS;ke• Leverette, Macon, Ga., and Charles I. Clotfelter, Bolingbr THE




Ga · Eugene Anderson and Boswell Leverett were elected Preside nt an d secretary-treasurer, respecttvely. . -·George T. Laney, Historian


College of Engineering

Beta Alpha

Offtcers elected to head Beta Alpha during the Spring

~lllester are Dick Walsh, archon; Vincent Finaldi, treasurer;

C allace Geaslen, secretary; Ray Fehrenbach, historian; Bill awthra, chaplain, and Ronald Pollard, warden. ed J?hn Pochank, John Bauer, and Leo Gorzinski were initiattn January. S ~eta Al~ha had irs annual Rqse Ball M:mh 5 at the Hotel f u urban 10 Summit, N. ]. As in the past, a faculty committee Qorn the Newark College of Engineering selected the Rose ueen. She was presented a gold locket and chain with the 1 ;~ters of the fraternity engraved on rhe front of the locket. so ~ Presence of several alumni brothers contributed to a great Cta] success. . To strengthen alumni-undergraduate relations of the frater~~ty, ~ene Castagna, president of the North Jersey Alumni th apter, gave a party at his Lake Hopltcong, N. ]., home on e same week end as the dance. Both social events were highly successful.

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Carolina State College


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h he Fall term began with some fine rushing that netted ~ e fraternity 10 pledges. These were Don Hitchcock, Paul Harold Long, Bobby Avent, and David Schreffler, all ~ · Raleigh; Jerry Daye, Concord, N . C.; Heriot Wilkins, ~nden, N. C.; Arnold Capps, Hendersonville, N. C.; Bill Noby, ~annapolis, N. C., and David Baily, Southern Pines, · C. Stnce the beginning of the Fall term, we have pledged ~~en more men: Terry Hawthorne, Wilmington, N. C.; Ntchacd Bisanar, Gastonia, N. C.; Tommy Karam, New Bern, D. C.; John Parker, Goldsboro, N. C., and David Bagwell, ave Brown, and Bob Cline, all of Raleigh. Bob Cline is the son of Tau No. 1, F. D. Cline. . We have initiated John Mitchell Jenkins, III, a sophomore tn Chemical Engineering from Wilmington, N. C., and David Edward Schreffler Jr., a freshman in Textiles from Raleigh. . ~cholastically, we rose from 14th place among 18 frarer· ~Jttes on campus at the end of the Spring term last year to th Place at the end of the Fall term of this year. As has been our custom for the past several years, we SPonsored the annual Inter-fraternity Sing competition at the s~arr of the present term. SAE's were judged the winner, t us breaking a rwo-year monopoly that Sigma Chi has held on the cup. The pledge class fought the brothers to a 7-7 tie in the annual Pledge-Brother football game. Com)iletition was keen throughout the game. Alumni relations have improved considerably during the ~ear. We send out alumni letters regularly and endeavor to evelop a closer relationship with the alumni who live in and around Raleigh. The house has had a complete interior face-lifting. With a new coat of paint, new, modern furniture, and new drapes, the house do~sn't even seem like the same place. We used contrasting dark and light colors throughout the interior. During Homecoming, our model of the Bell Tower rook third place in the Fraternity Float Competition. I! B'rorher Ira · Hefner married Miss B~rbara Bruner, and rocher Jim Goldner married Miss Mary Thomas. Both Weddings took place in December. Brother Tom McDaniel lllarried Miss Carolyn Leagon in February, and Ray Damron,




our clnpter adviser, became engaged to Miss Dot Anderson. -W. Roy Newsome, Jr., Historian

Oregon State

Alpha Zeta

Pi Kapps at Alpha Zeta h1ve broken into the high scholastic bracket for the second consecutive term. Our present standing is eighth among the 30 fraternities on campus, and prospects are bright for us ro climb even higher on the scholastic ladder this term. Our red-hot rushing program has resulted in a comparatively full house this term . William McCammin, an engineering major from Beaverton, Oreg., was pledged at the beginning of Winter term . Ten men were recently taken into rhe brotherhood: Jack Arcr, Portland; Gail Schoppert, Dallas; Robert Clinton, Richard Clinton, and Peter Meyer, Corvallis; Victor Kelly, Parkdlle; Raymond Terhune, and Gordon Enyeart, Salem; David Palmrose, Beaverton, and the only our-of-stare man, Roger Hoon, Yuba City, Calif. Dad's Day brought many Pi Kapp Dads here for a full week end of entertainment and activities which were high lighted by a topnotch basketball game berween the highly ranked Beavers of Oregon Stare and the Huskeys from the University of Washington. Our intramural basketball ream is still leading their league in sub-division play. Terrifying Neal Hogare, weighing 115 pounds, is throwing weight around for the Oregon State Rock Wrestling squad. John Heniges is training for some future boxing events here at 0. S. C. Heniges is coached by our house adviser, Hal Petersen, a former light-weight champion of the Pacific Coast. -Tim Tirneus, Historian

Polytechni.c Institute of Brooklyn

Alpha Xi

Alpha Xt celebrated Founders' Day with a dinner at a local hotel. Among the dignitaries present were Albert W. Meisel, our Chapter Founder; Ralph Noreen, National Treasurer, and Fred Krupp, our District Archon. Awards were presented to :W!lliam .Tito who received the Chapter Cup, ro Brother Wtlltam Fnend who received the Freshman Cup, and ro the alumni who received silver cups or spoons in honor of their first-born. The chapter decided to re-issue the 1IVoodbird. The paper has not been published since before World War II and will replace one issue a year of our present paper, the Flag. February 20, Brother Henry Duckham scored his onethousandth point. Henry became the second man to perform this feat, in the Polytechnic's history. Brother Duckham, 0 ne o f Polys mai nstays for many seasons, ranks fifth in the nation among small college players in field goal percentages this year. Eleven men were initiated into the chapter in February r bring the membership up to 35. The Spring rushing ha~ borne fruitful results as 10 men were accepted into pledgehood. The ~haprer sponsored one of ~he most socially successfu 1 dances m Jllany years at the Institute. Two bands were on hand to supply continuous music for the evening. -Howard J. Guba, Historian





. Our . Fa!~ term was htghltghted by the winning of the fJCSt pnze tn the Homecoming decoration contest· we co d . I ·h ' ppe ftrsr pace wtt our 18-foor bunny • "Bernie" · , to surpnse th.e ca~pus on Homecoming. We then had a closed social ~tth gtr!s from Converse College to further enjoy the social stde of rhe Fall semester. On the scholastic side of the ledger, 2~

Beta installed a weekly study hall for all irs members and pledges, with two professors invited each rime to answer questions. This program will be used again this Spring. The main event of the year rook place early this Spring when we had our Rush Season. With the capable help of Brother W. Bernard Jones, Jr., of rhe National Office and Brother Willis Fritz, the Traveling Counselor, our Rush Parry turned out to be quite an affair. Beta garnered the following men on Pledge Day: Jimmy Brown, Atlanta, Ga.; Jerry Finley, Seneca, S. C.; Thomas Pitts and Dillard Neighbors, Clinton, S. C.; Harold Hall, Fayerreville, N. C.; Earl Alford, Spartanburg, S. C., and Frank Sapp, Dawson, Ga. New officers recently elected include Archon Grey Elam, Lansdale, Pa., Treasurer Sam McGregor, Greenville, S. C.; Secretary Frank Young, Clinton, S. C.; Warden Charles Grahgm, Clio, S. C.; Historian Bill Creech, Charleston, S. C., and Chaplain Drayton Cooper, Sumter, S. C. -Billy Creech, Historian



Omega has completed its five weeks of intensive rush and under the able leadership of Tom Weakley has pledged the following 17 men : William Bishop, Thomas Crowe, Phillip Gorton, Donald Marquis, John Palmer, Michael Powers, John Ruby, Lowell Shaw, James Chamberlain, linn Goldsmith, Gerald Ward, John Meyer, Harry Winters, Gordon Mattox, Robert Milligan, Gilbert Urick, and Robert Bishop. Two men hwe received their pins : They are Gene Vosicky and Joseph Crow. Omegas have played host co five women's residence units in various trade functions. The most recent one was a RollerSkating Parry with Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. Two informal danc;es, with imported "Combos," have proved to be good · Saturday evening entertainment. The TAP Dance, with Triangle and Alpha Gamma Rho, came of age this year. The twenry-first annual formal dance among the three fraternities was held at Lincoln Lodge. -Donald Steinkamp, Historian


Al!lha Tau

A short while ago the brothers here at Alpha Tau finished renovating the game room. This Spring we had one of the largest groups of initiates ever. Twenry-four new men became brothers of Alpha Tau Chapter. With a membership this size, we should be able to have a really good rushing program set up for next Fall. We had another of our "faculry-alumni" teas in March. From the success we have had in the past it looks as if these teas will become an annual affair. -Jack Sherman, Historian

Roanoke College


Xi has just completed a successful rushing season. Under the peerless leadership of Rush Chairman Jim Britcain, Xi garnered 10 excellent pledges. This addition to the pledge class brings the membership of pledges to 17. Three brothers of Xi were named to the 1953,54 edition of "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities." This award is made to undergraduate students who excel in extracurricular activities, leadership, scholarship, and all-round ability. The men selected were Jim Brittain and Dick Hire, seniors from Roanoke, Va., and Archon Dick Minnix, a senior from Salem, Va. Brothers Henry Hahn, Pete King, Mace>n Couck, and George Naff are pursuing graduate work in medicine. Brother Durward Owen, who took time out from college 24

to serve Uncle Sam as a lieutenant in the Army, is back. -Richard Q. Hire, Historian



Following a busy but successful Homecoming week end, in which Brother Bill Holley was elected Homecoming M:tyor and Chi won first prize in the skit contest, we concen· crated our efforts on our annual Founders' Day Banquet December 10. The banquet was held at nearby DeLeon Springs. Another annual event, "The Old Mudhole," came off wi~b a big splash on campus this year. Each year the pledges diS a six foot hole on the lot and fill it with water, adding about three barrels of crankcase oit' for body, and proceed to hu~t down and throw in the members who hide on campus. ThiS year, however, the members did not hide, and the free-for-all that followed ended with everyone wet and greasy. A good rime was had by all. We have had, so far this year, a total of 10 pinnings, three engagements, and four marriages. The Chi Chapter officers for the Spring semester gre archon, Charlie Turner, Delray Beach, Fla.; treasurer, Buzz Johnson, Green Cove Springs, Fla.; secretary, Steve BerrY, Delray Beach; historian, Mark Hollis, Lakeland, Fla.; chaplain, John Howell, Jacksonville, Fla.; and warden, Herb Dorsett. Branford, Fla. Chi has pledged nine men since the end of organized Fall rushing. The new pledges are Wayne Chastain, Bob Salter, Buddy Simpson, Jacksonville; Bob. Bush, Morristown, N. J.; Frank Perkins, Bradenton, Fla.; Dennis Marquis, Washington, D. C.; Don Locke, Winter Haven, Fla., and Jake Ayers, lexington, N. C. We have initiated the following five men: Paul Smith, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Jack Goddard, Lakeland; Charlie Granger, Jacksonville; Bob Huffstetler, Eustic, Fla., and Career Cain, Larchmont, N. Y. Chi welcomed back Brother Jim Dater this semester. fie was one of the four Stetson students selected to atcend Wash· ingron (D. C.) University, under Stetson's Washington Semester Plan. Brothers Jim Carlin, Jim Darer, Bill HolleY• and Bill Wren were recently chosen for "Who's Who In American Colleges And Universities," and Brothers John Lauer and John Howell were selected for membership in Omicron Delta Kappa, national hononary leadership fracer; niry. Brother Howell was selected co be the chairman Religious Focus Week, February 22-28. -Steve Berry, Historian


University of Alabama


We had a number of dances in the Fall of 1953. The most important one being the annual Fall Formal held in Birmingham after the Georgia Tech game. The dance was climaxed by the crowning of our Star, Miss Jackie Wells frolll Picayune, Miss., and a member of Chi Omega Sorority. Later in the Fall the pledges had their annual dance and crowned their pledge sweetheart. She was Miss Mary Ella Smothers, from Albertville, Ala., and a member of Alpha Gamma Sorority. Mother Stoddard, usually called Mother "S," returned ro Omicron after Thanksgiving. She was absent and confined ro her home because of illness. While Mother Stoddard was recuperating, Mrs. Henry p. Fitzgerald, mother of Brother Paul Fitzgerald, filled her place. December 13, Founders' Day was observed with a banquet. Dr. George Howard, a professor of education who attended Davidson, was the speaker. In early January Omicron held a conclave with Alpha Iota, THE







Alabama Polytechnic Institute, with Alpha Iota as host. The members of both chapters left with many new outlooks on the future of Pi Kappa Phi . Omicron has as its new faculty adviser, Dr. Charles L. Seebeck, Jr. He received his Master of Arcs Degree at Harvard and his Doctor's Degree at North Carolina. He was professor of mlthematics at the University of Alabama from 1939 until 1951. Here are the results of the Spring election: Archon, Billy Ray Self; treasurer, John Scott; secretary, Charles Buckner; warden, Austen Brannon; historian, Phil Harrison; chaplain, Kelly Bryant; steward, Jimmy Owens, and house manager, ~allace Jordan. Carey Frazier was elected Steward after }tmmy Owens left the University of Alabama. We maintained our high ranking on the campus in intramural sports by entering a football team in competition with 26 other fraternities and finishing with a 6-0 record. The team later went to the finals. As a result of having such a good football team with such a fine record, two men were placed on an all-campus first team. They were Paul Crow and Bill Ray Self. James Prater Was placed on the second team. We also won the annual football field meet in competition with the mentioned 26 fraternities. The men are making a fine showing in horseshoes, tennis, and basketball also. We have high hopes of winning the softball championship. As far as our ranking on the campus in politics, the following data shows for itself that we have our share of men actively engaged in politics: Two new members of Omicron Delta Kappa, Bruce Harrison and Paul Crow; editor of Crimson-White, school paper, Bruce Harrison, and business manager, AI Ritchey; president of Commerce School, Jack Jarrell; Cotillion Club publicity chairman, Austin Brannon. (The purpose of the Cotillion Club is to bring to the llniversity such educational values as famous people and famous orchestras.); president of American Institute of Industrial Engineers, Billy Ray Self; president of Theta Tau, engineering professional fraternity, Kelly Bryant; Chairman of Religious Emphasis Week, Paul Crow; two new members of Jasons, senior honorary, Al Ritchey and Bruce Harris~n; Vice-president of International Christian Youth Fellowshtp, Paul Crow; president of Scabbard and Blade, military honorary, Bob Hall; president of Druids, sophomore honorary, Curris Wright; also we have three of the 30 members of Druids. This seldom happens. The three are Austin Brannon, Curris Wright, and Don Norton. -Charles Boggs, Publication Committee

University of Alabama


The Spring semester at the University of Alabama bro~gbt With it some superb changes to Omicron. The bouse ~e~e~ved a new outlook as a result of a fine group of new truttates Participating in the chapter's annual "Help Week." The complete renovation, with some fine planning by Randall 'Noles, saw the house get an inside and outside paint job, new downstairs draperies, and a new sofa and lamps. This was the second time in two years that such a task had been undertaken. The new initiates who did the renovation are Charles Boggs, Lanett, Ala.; Max Croft, Albertville, Ala.; Howard Malone, Gadsden, Ala.; Bob Medlin, Birmingham, Ala.; liubert Moore, West Point, Ga.; Jim Murphy, PrattVille, Ala., and Leonard Stafford, Fairfax, Ala. Omicron pledged in the recent Spring semester rush week Bill Bartlett, Lanett; Jerry Brunson, Elba, Ala.; Scotty Godfrey, OF




Fort Benning, Ga.; Billy Jeffares and Bobby Jeffares, Birmingham; Wayne Parker, Jackson, Ala.; 路 Gene Taylor, Chatom, Ala.; Barr Trammel, Anniston, Ala.; Earl Whitson, Columbus, Ga., and Robert Goss, Birmingham. -Hubert Moore, Historian

University of California


Greetings from Gamma! Our rushing session has resulted in moderate success so far with four pledges, this includes two holdovers from last semester. The two new pledges are Wayne Thomas and Henry Burke. Through initiation in the early part of February we gained 10 new members: Don Evans, Dick Francis, Jim Thayer, Dwayne Reed, Beanie Schmidt, Dick Melott, Ed Hoole, Vic Andreone, Young Stewart, and Ron Gaggero. On the sports scene, in the intramural field, both our tennis and bowling teams are still in contention. Both teams have yet to lose while winning two contests apiece. Jim Aljian, Dick Melott, and Vic Andreone make up our bowling team, while Jack Underhill, Dwayne Reed, and Jim Thayer are the mainstays of our tennis team. With the advent of the baseball season, our two lettermen, Bruce Cropper and Joe Gaggero, are again working out with the varsity.

University of Florida

Alpha Epsilon

Officers for the Spring semester are archon, Tom Johnson, Miami, Fla.; treasurer, David Henriquez, Miami; secretary, Vincent Giglio, Tampa, Fla.; warden, Pete Aiello, West Palm Beach, Fla.; historian, Charles Godwin, Jacksonville, Fla.; chaplain, Tom McCullough, Ocala, Fla.; house manager, Russell Lacy; IFC representative, Bill Sahlie, Wildwood, Fla., and assistant treasurer, Phil Swanson, Miami. We received first place award when we had our annual Homecoming Decoration contest the latter part of October. -Chuck Godwin, Historian

CHAPTER CALENDAR Eaeh Month Secretary submits GREEN REPORT (Form No. 2) to National Office on first day of the month. Quarterly Chapter Historian submits chapter letter and Star and Lamp copy to National Office not later than : June 15th for August issue (no chapter letters this issue) . September 15th for November issue (no chapter letters this issue). December 15th for February issue. March lSth for May issue. Annually May 15th-Secretary supplies National Office with Summer addresses of their chapters and addresses of grHduating brothers. Always Secretary subm~ts..M~mbership Record Card (Form No. 9A) and tmtl~tlon fee to National Office within three days followmg day of initiation. Treas~rer.

submi.ts a bond app~cation form to National Offtce tmmedtately upon bemg sworn into office.


University of Georgia


During Homecoming Week End, Lambda was the scene of numerous social activities. Following the big Homecoming Dance, Lambda held a breakfast wh ich was enjoyed by brothers and pledges, their dares, and guests. A drop-in before the game gave undergraduates and alumni a wonderful chance to renew acquaintances and talk about old times. Three new brothers were initiated inro Lambda January 18. They are Robert Earl Rogers, 10 East 63rd St., Savannah, Ga.; John Fenn Peck, 1234 East 32nd Sr., Savannah, and Alberry Charles Cannon, Jr., White Oak Way, Greenville,

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Officers of Lambda for this term are archon, Leroy Langston, Greenville; treasurer, John Peck, Savannah; Secretary, Robert Holliday, Lookout Mountain, Ga.; warden, James Meadows, Savannah; historian, Charles Cannon, Greenville; house manager, Robert Rogers, Savannah; chaplain, Francis Rice, Columbia, S. C., and IFC representatives, Francis Rice and James Meadows. Brothers who entered the bonds of matrimony during the last quarter are Jerry Sims, LaGrange, Ga., who married Flora Davis, LaGrange; Marion Dewitt, Savannah, Ga., who married Cecilia NeSmith, Savannah, and George C. Jackson, Clarkesville, Ga., who married Eureka Gastley, Clarkesville. A bit belatedly we announce the marriage of our archon, Leroy Langston, Greenville, who married Emily Huie, Atlanta, last Summer. Larry Mcleod, Ellaville, Ga., presented Anne Joye Reading, Gastonia, North Carolina, a diamond for Christmas. James Richards, Rome, Ga., pinned Meg Griffin, Rome. Harold Adams has "popped the question" to Matilda Patrick. They are both from Athens, Ga. Another pinning which occurred recently was that of Fran Rice, Columbia, S. C., to Barbara Watson, also of Columbia.

University of Illinois


Since the start of the year we have made several major improvements in the house and its furnishings. Far from the least of these was a beautiful 21-inch television set. On the more practical side, the Dads' Association presented the house with a 25-cubic-foot freezer to help us be better-fed than ever without a strain on the budget. Not to be outdone, the Mothers' Association organized last Dads' Day and already very active, gave the house a much-needed electric roaster. The men themselves kept in step with the trend by walling in a spacious but little-used balcony porch and thereby solving the problem of storage space which had plagued us ever since our occupancy of this house. The following alumni were recently married: Luke Oberwise to Joyce Strong, Albert Dietrich to Claudie Grigsby, Jerry Miller to Elizabeth Rump, Lowell Eldrencamp to Marilyn Hallberg, Carl Blase to Marilyn Hackman, Donald Rice to Betty Joliffe, Roger Blake to Fran Loitz, Jerry Walters to Marilyn Welch, Donald Rogers to Rosemary Shepherd, Dohn Mehlenbacher to Barbara Stinson, and David Kallal to Shirley Landwehr. The pledge dance was a gay presentation based on the theme of the "Roaring Twenties." The men and their dates wore costumes of that era, and the Charleston was danced. The decorations represented a speakeasy's establishmentcomplete with a boarded-up front door, the couples' dance programs serving as "passes" to enter through the back ~oor. In a somewhat more subdued mood, our Winter Formal, one 26

of the most successful on campus, was entitled "Fifty Fathoms" and the entire first floor was decorated to represent the under路 sea world. One of the more interesting items of decoration was an aquarium which enclosed the band , complete with a sign reading "Please do not feed the fish ."' Another event was our open house to celebrate our first year in our new house. All other fraternities and sororities were invited, as well as all our friends and neighbors. -Charles L. Nagel, Historian

University of Louisville

Beta Gamf11CI

Rush season has again arrived and we are holding manY interesting activities. Among them are luncheons smokers, and costume parties. The latest, a "Haunted Ho~se Parry," was a fabulous thing indeed. The house was decorated to look quite spooky. The front door was boarded up and the guests were greeted with signs such as "Condemned" and "proceed at your own risk." Prizes were given to the scariest looking couple. Our Mothers club has become quite active this year. Among the gifts which we can thank them for are our newly acquired initiation robes, a television set, and many other articles which have been tremendously useful to us. Brother Andy Offutt has pinned Miss Emma Kay Smith, a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Our officers are Alex Rose, archon; Ted Johnson, treasurer; J . Leighton Crutcher, secretary; Dick Guenther, historian; Ted Sanders, warden, and Ed Weber chaplain. As this letter is being written, Beta Gamma is expecting to initiate a sizable pledge class within the next two weeks. Those who will be initiated are Jack Preis, Louisville, Ky.; Larry Powell, Ashland, Ky.; Pat Franklin, Jacksonville, Fla.; George McDonald, Bill Jenks, Douglas Abney, Jim Hyman, Bruce Riley, and John Meehan, Louisville. -Dick Guenther, Historian

University of Missouri

Beta Epsilon

During February, Beta Epsilon initiated four men and pledged two to the organization. Brothers Lee Shadrach, JerrY Waits, Bob Dermody, and Wayne Meininger took the vows along with several fellows from Alpha Omicron. The ceremonies took place at the Iowa State chapter. Newly elected officers for the Spring semester are archon, Don Jeannoutot; treasurer, Wayne Meininger; secretary, Gary McCord; warden, Tolll Boyd; historian, Bob Dermody, and chaplain, Jerry Waits. The names of Jack Fowler and R. J . Savage were added to the roster of Beta Epsilon pledges. Jack is a junior majoring in Business Administration and is active in campus affairs. Missouri's famous journalism school has attracted the interest of "R. J ." who is a freshman at the university. -Gary McCord, Secretary


University of Nebraska

Second semester officers for Nu are Don Leonard, archon; Virg Rank, secretary, and Von Innes, chaplain, re-elected, and Les Ingold, treasurer; Rod Rippe, warden, and Don Walton, historian. Nu initiated five brothers March 6. They are Jim Boling, Topeka, Kans., Gary Lucore, Omaha; Ken Williamson, ScottSbluff; Charles Wright, Lincoln, and Bill Zieg, Des Moines, Iowa. January 30, the annual Rose Formal at the Lincoln Hotel provided the social highlight for the year for the Nu men. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Rose Queen. Selected by the judge, Governor Robert Crosby, THE




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ncee of Don Leonard. in 'fhe h PIedges have now recovered from H-Week and much tha 1 e way of house re-decoration was accomplished during Erst week. The second floor hall is now a soft, beige color; the t fl an b oor entrance hall is chartreuse; rhe stair case sports a na srracr design of redwood and fir paneling, decorated with tile ew door chime given to the hou se by the pledges. Some des· on the first floor was removed and replaced by a large lig~gn. of the fraternity 's crest. An unusual, contemporary the t fllCture, donated by the graduating members, now adorns pentrance hall. Several men are re-decorating their rooms. Orn o~r new pledges have been added to the rolls : Jim Moss, are~ a; Ron Kirsch, Lincoln, and Lee Kroenke, Columbus, is 1n. Business Administration, and Don Lieberknecht, Omaha, ,rnaJoring in civil engineering. the nJ\sports the Nu bowling team captured second place in the· 11-University play-offs, after having won first place in ~7.It league. In basketball, the members blasted the pledges, torn ' for their first win in three years. With basketball rern P.leted, the Nu athletes will devote their time the SO! balnder of the year to water baskerball, volleyball, and t ali. - Don Walton, Historian 0



ul'lilte rssty • of North Carolina Kappa 'fhe b' has b lg event of the year for us here at Kappa, of course, een the destruction of our house by fire in the early 111 diOtning hours of December 18, 1953. The accounts of this fosasrer will continue to be told by both brother and pledge ti~ a long time to come, and wirh the retelling many variabe ns Will arise. It seems almost cercain that the episode will come legend in the history of our chapter. · this'fhem· . . atn questiOn now is what wi ll b e t h e outcome o f 1nctdent? Most of our efforts are being concentrated on collecting 011 fi rselves for the struggle ahead. The task of leading us at · G uII edge o f ~rsr fell on the shoulders of our archon, J1m dr~ncks Corner, S. C., who unfortunately was forced to by p Out of school at the end of the Fall semester. However, ~ the return of Jordan (Dano) Frassineri, Southern Pines, ' C., from the service, we have gained an excellent man 10 . J'tms . pace. 1 tcarry on 1n D he other officers from the recent elections, who are aiding lu~ as much as possible, are: Treasurer, Doug Do dson, "' lllberron, N. C.; secretary, Jack Taylor, Aberdeen, N. C.; ln~?en, Wint Wilks, Richmond, Va.; historian, David Futch, Ga lantown Gap, Pa., and chaplain, Richard Frucci, Albany, to 1\Ji . of rhe other brothers are serving on the various PI rnllllttees necessary for rehabilitating out organization. The b edges are also making themselves useful by assisting the torhe . every possible way. S rs 1n co 0 fat, several steps have and are being taken in our ~ehack. Executive Secretary W. Bernard Jones, Jr., has 'I;' n here twice since the fire to confer with the chapter and / h the Chapel Hill Alumni of the chapter. On his second ~It, he brought with him Brother Willis Fritz, the Traveling ev Unselor, who was to obtain some kind of housing for us, en if it were only a meeting place. Although he was 11 li~Uccessful in this vein (housing in Chapel Hill is imposl'h e)' he was able to give some timely and valuable advice. ai e Kappa alumni living here have been of great value to us SO. The advice and counsel of Brothers Carlyle Shepard,

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Grady Pritchard, and Corydon Spruill have been a tremendous f :cror in maintaining our present level of morale. We are looking forward in the near future to a successful informal rush and the best Rose Ball yet. In the distance we ca n see a new house and a growing chapter. - Dav id G . Futch, Historian

Alpha Omega

University of Oregon

Alpha Omega has pledged two men during Fall term and four men during Winter term. These men include Jack Fronk, Baltimore, Md ., freshman majoring in Architecture· Roberc Jorgensen, a sophomore in Architecture from Sa~ Diego, Calif.; Jim McKittrick, a Liberal Arts freshman from Porrland, Oreg.; Richard Pittman, a Eugene, Oreg., sophomore in Liberal Arcs; Gordon Ross, a sophomore from Eugene, and Peter Tyerman, a sophomore in Pre-Med from La Grande, Oreg., who is also the president of the pledge class. The annual pledge dance was postponed until Winter term this year, being held January 16. This costume affair featured

Leadership Conference Calendar Di-strict !-Cornell, Rensselaer, Brooklyn, Newark Il-Roanoke, Washington and Lee




Oct. 16-17, 19:;4

Washington and Lee


III-North Carolina, Duke, N. C. State, Davidson


Furman IV-South Carolina, Charleston, Presbyterian, Wofford, Furman

Nov. 27-28, 1954

V-Georgia, Georgia Tech, Mercer, Emory, Tennessee VI-Florida, Stetson, Florida State, Miami, Florida Southern


VII-Alabama, Auburn Auburn X-Michigan State, Toledo University XI-Purdue, Indiana, Illinois, Louisville, Illinois Tech Iowa State XIV-Drake, Simpson, Nebraska, Iowa U., Missouri, Iowa State Arizona XVIII-Arizona State Oregon XIX--Oregon State, Oregon U., Washington Los Angeles XX-California Alumni XXI-Drexel, Penn State Penn State

Feb. 26-27 , 1955

April 30-May 1 1955 '

April9-10, 1955

Unscheduled Unscheduled Unscheduled April16-17,1955


"Paintings on Parade," whereby characters from paintings paraded in poses suggesting their famous and infamous counterparts. Several farhers gathered for dinner at the chapter house in observance of Dads' Day January 14. The evening was highlighted by attendance at the· Oregon-Washington basketball game, in which our fellow Webfoots sou ndly trounced the opposing Huskies. An overwhelming majority of pledges and members attended the West Coast Conclave held at Oregon State College this year March 6-7. We are looking forward to a 600-mile trip to Gamma Chapter at the University of California next year.

University of South Carolina


Sigma started the new semester with three "musts." We must obtain the money to move off the campus, we must have more parties, and we must have more new pledges. Parties we have had. We jumped off to a quick start with a fine party at Brother John D . Carroll's lake cabin in Lexington, S. C. This was followed by an informal dance at our chapter adviser's mother's home. This party was claimed to be one of rhe best ever on the Carolina campus. Our second must was accomplished when we got 12 new pledges after Spring rush season. Our chapter now totals 25 members and 37 pledges. With the help of local alumni our third objective is slowly being overcome. Thanks to Gettys Wood, president of the alumni house fund; Jim Wilson, district archon, and James Palmer, our chapter adviser, we hope to own our home off the campus next September. Sigma initiated five men into rhe chapter rhis March, with five more planning to go through in May. The new members are James ("Footsie") Behling, Charleston; Donal ("Slick") McDade, Union; Don Wilson, Columbia; Bill Moore, Van Wyck, and Ray Dabney, Rock Hill. Our basketball hopes lie in James · ("Doole") Muon, Florence, a campus leader whose average of 13.6 points per game is fourth best on the campus .. At our last party we bad the pleasure of presenting Miss Becky Godshall, Columbia, with roses. Congratulations to Brorher Jim Bailey, Walterboro. Russel Stokes, Florence, who graduated in February, has given a ring to Miss Jean Hannah, ·columbia. They plan to be married this Summer. -Bobby Sanders, Historian

University of Toledo

Beta Iota

During freshman rushing, Beta Iota obtained 17 pledges. Their primary pledge project has been the remodeling of the basement. Highlighting the holiday season was our Christmas Formal. In addition to this, we entertained a group of 25 orphans at a Christmas Party with gifts for each child presented by "Santa Claus," Beta Iota alumnus, Bob Kuhlman. A record player was also presented to the Lutheran Children's Home. In an effort to formulate a Dads' Club, each brother was host to his dad at a Dads' Party at the chapter house March 12. This was an informal gathering, featuring a Pot-Luck Dinner. Bill Kroncke, an upperclass pledge, was formally initiated into the chapter March 1. He is a sophomore in the college of business administration. -Philip . Long, Historian 28

University of Washington



Things are poppin' around this fartherest Nortbll'~ Chapter-social, scholastic, activity-wise--evidence that JJp Delta is comeback conscious. 1 This chapter started the school year in a new location. 'fill was the beginning of a new everything. Our social progrjl)l for Fall quarter mixed firesides with major University da~~ A new, all-encompassing budget was the result of corobrO 0 thinking of the Executive Secretary, undergraduates, aP alumni. Rushing took on a new look! Peak events were the Homecoming Dinner-Dance and ~ Founders' Day Banquet. Chapter Adviser Vern Kelling·sJlO ~ at our December 10 banquet and compared the seven founder of our national with the seven members who are this chaPtt now. f{icers Winter quarter began with a bang. Newly-elected 0 0 were Ron Konopaski, archon; Dale Kinkade, treasurer, John Dailey, secretary and warden. Boarders were -~ ejs in to bolster the budget and help secure the horne w~' die ours-a fine bunch of fellows who fell right in wrth d•r heightening spirit around the house. Winter social cal_en 1 included a Merry-Max Shindig, fireside rushing parties, ]10 hobo party to send off Tau brother, Clarence Windgate, ~pS has been in Seattle for some time, and many, many ski 111 • . . d moral~> An d that conclave at Corval!Js, an educatronal an h' building sortie where we mixed with our brothers from j\I~e Omega and host Alpha Zeta for a wonderful time . . ,s entire chapter attended as did some Alpha Delta alumrll well. Ben Novak is our newest pledge at this writing. The::: of Mr. and Mrs. Victoria Novak, he hails from W'inl ' Wash. ·o Our newest and most significant chapter development b~s years is ready for publication now. It is a five-page sylla ·e outline of a chapter pledge training program which ~0 1 believe will develop a new brand of brother, deeply-rooted 01 the fundamentals of our brotherhood and the traditions our University. 1 llal · Now past the notebook stage is our Spring Rose Plans are for a not-too-formal good time. -John Dailey, SecretarY



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. semester o f the 195 3-54 academ1c . year h a~ proV"' Th e f mt of to be a very enthusiastic, progressive period in rhe hrscorY.o$ Rho. The acquisition of 11 pledges, a successful hornecoro~ celebration and house party, a notable rise in intralll s' athletics, and several permanent improvements to the hou 1 are just some of rhe remarkable achievements of this semeste · 54 The 11 pledges who will be initiated in February, 19 b: are: Jack Stackhouse, Dillon, S. C.; Dick Johnston, Pittsbut8 1 Pa.; Hugh Nickson, Montgomery, Ala.; Ken Starling, '(tOe• Ala.; Paull Palmer, East Williston, Long Island; Jim rwa~e· Jacksonville, Fla.; Charles Culp, Atlanta, Ga.; Wollen Wals ~ New Orleans, La.; Al Mixon, Windsor Locks, Conn.; lv{orgaJ. Shelor, Alexandria, Va.; Robert Ballantine, Morristown, N· The Homecoming celebration of November 14, which \1/~ attended by many of our alumni, was success~ul on rwo ~tYouP'"'" of Washington and Lee upset its arch-rival, Universl ·ts Virginia, and our chl\pter won honorable mention for !b decorations. The Fall house party was held December 5 wJ! the theme of "Moulin Rouge." ¢ The addition of a brick patio to the side of the boU during the Summer greatly facilitated rushing. -Frank Pratt Rexford, Historian THE





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