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MAY, 1921 

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€lThat the Great Biennial jatherint l» nearly at »»«id makea 
qukk the pulse of every fortunate Kappa Slftma who has at- 
tended a ptevious Conclave. We press upon you an tavltatiott 
to renew aftain the ties that bind you to the Star and Gescent 
in the Joys of the coming meeting. 

4Uust as you wiU enjoy the Conclave, so, too, will our Kappa 
Sigma girls-your wives, mothers, and sisters. We «« pre- 
pStaga^ognim which wiU fill the days of their visit with 

. CChicago in summertime, swept by cool breezes from 
the Great Lakes, with its numerous bathing beaches, yacht 
harbors, golf courses, its thousands of acres ^ parks and hun- 
dreds of mUes of boulevards, seconds the invitation to the 
welcome that awaits you, 

CGtadden your eyes, the third week in July, by *he sight of the 
Scarlet White and Green banner floating over the doorway of 

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Chicago Alumni Chapter. 


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MAY. 1921 

NO. 7 



Several weeks ago I made a pilgrimage back to Randolph- 
Macon to participate in Eta's first home-coming, the opening of 
her own chapter house. Incidentally, this event marked the thirty- 
second anniversary of the founding of the Chapter, of which the 
writer was a charter member and the first initiate. Among the 
fifty or more brothers present at Eta's house-warming were 
visitors from William and Mary, Trinity, Woflford and Richmond, 
and by a strange coincidence I had been more or less active in the 
establishment of three of these chapters and in the reestablishment 
of the fourth. I presided at the installation of the Chapters at 
William and Mary and Richmond and at the reinstallation of the 
Trinity and Wofford Chapters after their periods of dormancy 
due to the operation of anti-fraternity laws. Eta, Nu, Eta Prime, 
Alpha-Nu, Beta-Beta — ^the mystic five — surely I had a right to a 
feeling of pride as I looked upon the results of some of the work 
in which I had a hand so many years before. 

Eta's house is not much of a house, judged by Cornell or 
Michigan standards, and it is perhaps one of the most modest in 
the Fraternity, but at the same time it is as appropriate a chapter 
house as I ever saw, since it is adequate for all the purposes for 
which it will ever be needed, and, more, the Chapter can afford to 
own it. It represents an outlay of only five thousand dollars, but 
it is worth several thousand more, the purchase being regarded as 
an exceptionally good bargain, based upon present values. The 
pictures of the house on page J13 of The Caduceus for February 
hardly do the building justice, particularly the exterior view. The 

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house is situated on a lot 115 by 283 feet, which has several 
splendid trees scattered over it, and there is space at the rear for 
tennis courts. The hedge of privet across the front and the 
spacious lawn afford ample opportunity for the freshmen to work 
off their surplus energy. The house was built several years ago 
by the Hanover Club and occupied by them until its purchase 
by Eta. The native hue of enthusiasm of the Hanoverians was 
doubtless sicklied over by the pale cast of the drought that struck 
our country in 1919. This gave us our opportunity. The chance 
to buy this property, at least two other fraternities long had 
sought, and mourned because they found it not. Eta is the 
youngest Chapter at Randolph-Macon, save one, but has the 
distinction of being the first to own its home. 

The lower floor is L shaped, the main room being 18 x 30 feet 
and the "L" 12 x ig, with a kitchenette, a serving pantry and a 
lavatory adjoining. The second floor has a large chapter room, a 
guest chamber and a well-equipped bathroom, with ample closet 
space. Since members are not allowed to room in fraternity 
houses at Randolph->Macon, the house is really an ideal home. 
Perhaps I have spent more time on this house than the subject 
warrants, but in these days when Chapters may overreach them- 
selves in the matter of investments for houses, it is good to find 
one that seems in all respects appropriate and in keeping. 

While knocking around the chapter house I ran across a couple 
of handsomely gotten up petitions. I trust each group of peti- 
tioners may ultimately realize the ambition to become a Chapter 
of Kappa Sigma. Examining these petitions, I was struck with 
the difference between the modus operandi of recent years and of 
the old days in the matter* of charter seeking. Prom 1891 down 
to this good moment, I happen to know that things of this kind 
have been generally done decently and in order, if we may so 
regard the submission of carefully-prepared petitions and the con- 
duct of exhaustive investigations, which sometimes cover periods 
of from onei to seven or more years. Back in the seventies and 
eighties, when Kappa Sigma was earnestly toiling upward in the 
night, petitions were of course required for the establishment of 
new Chapters, but there are instances of record where the Chapter 
was instituted, and the petition therefor filed afterward. 

Take the case of my own Chapter, Eta. Soon after I entered 

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^4^-^ BIENNIAL^ 


, JUtY 20-22.1921 r 

WKite Sox 

SEE Ray Schalk, Dick Kerr, Eddie 
Collins and all the rest of the SOX in QA^'T'TREES F'R 
action at the time of the Biennial Con- 
clave. ; , . 

TU- day's game! 

They will play Boston July i6, 17,- 18 ^^^ 
and 19 and Philadelphia July 20, 21, 23 ^ ^j^a 
and 24. //^fM 

The CUBS will not be here until July 
26, when they start a series of three 
games with Brooklyn. 



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college, in 1888, Jim Dave Johnston, who is none other than 
Colonel James D. Johnston, a distinguished lawyer of Roanoke, 
Va., came to Kandolph-Macon, having previously attended E^mory 
and Henry, where he became a Kappa Sigma in old Omicron 
Chapter, of hallowed memory. Jim Dave and I soon became close 
friends ; and one Sunday evening in November he invited me to 
become a Kappa Sigma. I had never heard of Kappa Sigma 
before, but Jim Dave was a good "spieler," and he presented the 
glories of our ancient and honorable Order so attractively tha* I 
soon consentedt to join. I was initiated in Johnston's room in "Q" 
cottage the next evening. You fellows who were initiated in the 
presence of a score or more of actives and as many alumni can 
hardly appreciate the difficulties attending the initiation "in due 
form" of a candidate by a team of one. Anyway, I was made a 
Kappa Sigma hard and fast enough, and after more than thirty 
years of intimate association with the men and affairs of the 
Fraternity, I am here to testify that my becoming a member was 
the most fortunate circumstance of my whole life. Heaven bless 
good old Jim Dave for ever having come to Randolph-Macon, 
thus making Kappa Sigma possible for me. 

Naturally, when I blossomed forth the morning after my 
initiation, with a Star and Crescent, about the size of a butter 
plate, on the lapel of my coat, something of a sensation was 
created on the campus, not tmmixed, I suspect, with amusement. 
A good many years had elapsed since a new chapter had been 
established at Randolph-Macon, and nothing of the kind was 
anticipated; and the nerve of starting out with tw.o members! 
However, this pair got busy, and in the course of a few weeks 
initiated Emerson Westcott, and a few weeks later Herbert Hall. 
This gave us a constitutionar quorum, and then we applied for 
our charter, which was granted in 1889, several months after the 
Chapter was put in. - You see, Jim Dave came from Omicron, 
which was always sub rosa^ and he was also a disciple of S. A. 
Jackson, who for sonie years apparently exercised plenary powers 
in the matter of (establishing Chapters — and well, perhaps, for 
Kappa Sigma that he did, else there would probably be no Kappa 
Sigma today. Therefore, it came naturally to Jim Dave to follow 
the Jacksonian policy of efstablishing his Chapter and then securing 
his charter. That this method was not wholly disapproved by the 

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S. E. C. was attested by the letters we received from members of 
the Committee. However, when the charter finally was received, 
in the spring of 1889, we three who had been clandestinely 
initiated were required to undergo the ceremony of initiation 
again, but what for I never could appreciate. 

There were few chapter houses in those days. Gamma and 
Omega owned small lodges, which were the only Kappa Sigma 
houses, owned or rented, for some years. Eta did not even rent 
a hall while I was in college, but our meetings were held in the 
rooms of the members. However, our prid^ in Kappa Sigma was 
as great as if we had owned a palace, and we were not disposed 
to allow any other bunch to put over anything on us. 

The spring public debates were always great occasions at 
Randolph-Macon, and the fraternities that had representatives on 
the debating teams vied with each other in the elaborateness of 
the floral offerings sent to the rostrum to their men. Jim Dave 
Johnston had won honors in debate at Emory and Henry, hence 
he made the debating team from Frank Hall, his first year at 
Randolph-Macon. But what were we to do for flowers for him? 
Aside from Jim Dave, there were but three of us, and all the 
other bunches had twelve or more men apiece. We didn't have 
much money, the writer never having had but one dollar a month 
spending money the whole time he was in. college. Howeyer, we 
scraped up what cash we could, and one of the brothers pawned 
his watch-chain to get the rest, and we were proud that Jim Dave's 
basket of flowers, resplendent with streamers of maroon, old gold 
and peacock blue, the colors of that day, was not one whit less 
gorgeous than that from any rival camp. This homely little 
incident is narrated merely to show that, despite an exceedingly 
modest and humble beginning, a beginning not altogether regular, 
) either, we had as much pep, pride and devotion to the square inch 
as could be found anywhere in Greekdom. 

The editor has been after me for months to tell something of 
the early days of Kappa Sigma as I saw them, but on account of 
my aversion to using the perpendicular pronoun, I have declined 
until now. You now know how I got into Kappa Sigma, and 
perhaps I may further inflict some of my recollections upon you 
after a while. 

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Although the Carnegie Institute of Technology has been in 
existence for only fifteen years, it has accomplished more than 
most colleges have in the same time. Situated in the greatest 
industrial center of the world, opportunities are placed at its doors. 

When in 1900 the establishment of a technical school by the 
city of Pittsburgh was under consideration, Andrew Carnegie 
wrote a million-dollar letter to the mayor. The steel master 
offered that sum for endowment, on condition that the city pro- • 
vide a site and buildings. His letter ended with the significant 
words, "My heart is in the work," and these words appear on the 
official seal of Carnegie Tech. 

Haste in establishment of the new institution would have 
meant waste in the end ; and waste and Carnegie could not go 
together. It was not until October 16, 1905, that students were 
admitted to the first department of the Institute to be opened. 
There were 7,029 applications — and room for just 120 of the 
applicants. By the end of the first year, 1905-06, architectural 

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and industrial courses had been started, and 765 students were 

But the demands upon the Institute for technical education 
immediately became so considerable that Founder Carnegie pro- 
vided funds as needed, for new buildings, equipment and endow- 
ment, until his original gift of $1,000,000 has now grown to a 
present investment of approximately $13,500,000. On April 20, 
19 1 2, the name "Carnegie Technical Schools'' was officially 
changed to **Camegie Institute of Technology," and the institution 

received from the state a charter of incorporation, with power 
to confer degrees. 

From 19 1 5 to the present time, the Institute has made its most 
wonderful strides. It is now, like all other colleges and insti- 
tutions, living in a constructive period, and is therefore faced by 
many obstacles. During the war the services of the faculty and 
departments proved invaluable to the U. S. government. 

''Carnegie Tech" is primarily concerned with technical edu- 
cation, in four main divisions : courses in engineering, for men ; 
courses in fine and applied arts, for both men and women ; indus- 
trial courses, for men ; courses for women which combine training 
for the home and for a profession. 

Dr. Arthur A. Hamerschlag is the only president of the insti- 

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tution from its founding to the present time. The outward his- 
tory of his administration is conveniently shown in figures, thus : 

1905-06 1920-21 

Students 765 4499 

Faculty 61 304 

Graduates 00 2,277 

Departments 12 33 

Buildings 2 12 

Buildings, value $800,000 $4,000,000 

Endowment 2,000,000 9,500,000 

Equipment, value 60,000 900,000 

/. W. Batman (Carnegie Tech). 




Early in 1913 a group of ten men actively interested in campiis 
affairs at the Carnegie InsUtute of Technology banded together 
and formed what was then known as the Booster Club, ^As a 
result, they decided to organize a fraternity. The faculty, while 
not being against fraternities, wefe nevertheless skeptical as^ to 
their success, and, with the exdeption'ol two members, would offer 
no encouragement ; but it was decided to go ahead. On March 9, 
19 13, the fraternity was organized, dnd the Greek word Opheleum 
(■"To be of Service") was adopted, as its name. 

In the fall of 1914 the fraternity decided to obtain a house. 
A suitable place was found on Atlantic avenue. Six of the origi- 
nal ten took each a cot, a blanket, and a lot of nerve, and moved 
into the "home." It was found that, by moving all the available 
furniture into one room and keeping the lights low, an impression 
of tremendous affluence could be branded upon the minds of lowly 
plebes. The result was that the first additions to the original ten 
were made. The following fall a new house on Howe street was 
obtained, and this house was completely furnished. A few new 
fraternities sprang into existence, which aided Opheleum by fur- 
nishing needed competition. The fall of 1916 found the frater- 
nity going strong. But we know the history of that year in the 
college. Before the end of the year, all but three of the members 

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had enlisted and gone into the service. And the real estate deal- 
ers took all the furniture for the privilege of breaking the lease! 
In the fall of 191 7 the three men who had not been able to 
enlist returned, minus house and furniture, but with a determi- 
nation to keep the fraternity alive. After the armistice, many 
men, receiving early discharges, returned to the Institute. Steps 

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were at once taken to make the fraternity stronger in numbers, 
and as a result a house was again secured. 

The year 1919-1920 found thirteen old men back, and the plan 
was perfected to petition the Kappa Sigma Fraternity for a char- 
ter. After a year and a half of effort, the greatest news a local 
fraternity can hear was received on March 14, 1921 : "Charter 
granted." The final chapter in the Opheleum record was written 
on April 12. Its end brought many remembrances of good times, 
but with its rebirth as the baby Chapter of Kappa Sigma, it is 
its wish that it may aid and be a credit to the organization which 
has taken it under its wing. 

L, U. Mansfield, Jr. (Carnegie Tech). 

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, JULY 20-22.1921 _ 

WHERE the Committees in charge of the Twenty-fourth 
Biennial Conclave have laid their plans to provide the 
maximum of entertainment for the mothers, wives and sis- 
ters of Kappa Sigmsis. We have started with the idea that 
the opportunity to roam thrpugh Marshall Field's and all the 
rest of the wonderful shops, which is enough to satisfy the 
soul of many a woman, was not a fraction of one per cent of 
enough for our girls who grace the Conclave by their delight- 
ful presence. 

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We want all of you to come, and we know that when you 
do we shall take care that you leave us feeling that you were 
not outsiders, but a necessary and charming part of the whol<* 
of Kapoa Sigma. 

Chairman Entertainment Committee, 

Chicago Alumni Chapter. 


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I' Something like a record for initiation and installation ;sWork 
was made by the brothers who, on April 12, 1921, installed the 
Dfelta- Alpha Chapter of Kappa Sigma at Ornegie Tech. 

The Chapter was opened in due form, at the Opheleum house, 
hy a team representing five of the. active Chapters of the District, 
at', 10:30^ that morning. The work was under the direction of 
Bro.v Oliver J. Decker, D. G. M. of District III, and Bro. W. P. 
Burton (West Virginia), as G. S., saw to it that proper record 
was made in the case of each and every one of the fifty-four men 
who. were initiated during the sessions of the morning, afternoon 
and night. The first men initiated were the officers of Opheleum : 
H.. W. Lynn, J. E. King, E. P. Geary, S. P. Smith, and L. T. 
Young. The provision of the ritual for initiation in groups was 
then followed, and the first class of ten men was carried through 
the entire work by lunch time. 

After lunch initiation continued in charge of the original team, 
in turn with two other teams, one from the Washington and 
JeflFerson Chapter, the other from the Pitt Chapter. After dinner 
the Chapter was again opened in due form and the explanatory 
lecture was delivered by Brother Decker. In honor of a large 
number of Pittsburgh alumni who could not be present at morn- 
ing and afternoon sessions, the W. and J. team then performed 
the initiatory work on the last three candidates. 
'^, Among interesting features of the day were the initiation of 
Deans C. B. Connelley and J. T. Morris, of Carnegie Tech; alumni 
memb<ers of Opheleum, and the initiation of Mr. C. F. Btown, of 
Opheleum, by the W. and J. team, with his brother, A. Brown, as 
GlM. Fifty-eight Kappa Sigmas, from thirteen diflferent Chap- 
ter^i signed the visitors' book for the first day of the new Chapter. 

The closing of the evening session in due form was by no 
means the end of the day's doings. A smoker, arranged by the 
men of DeUa- Alpha Chapter, and enlivened With many unique 
stunts by some of the new brothers, continued until after midnight. 

Wednesday evening, active and alumni brothers, about one 

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hundred and fifty in number, with their ladies, gathered at the 
William Penn hotel for a dance. Beautiful bracelets with the 
Kappa Sigma coat-of-arms were the favors at the finest and best 
appreciated dance that has ever been given by Kappa Sigma in 
Pittsburgh. As for the ladies who attended — to quote from the 
Scriptures, "Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of 
these." It was some party. 

The new Chapter starts with officers and members who are 
eager to familiarize themselves With the ritual, history, customs 
and traditions of Kappa Sigma. It will have an efficient guide 
in W. W. Hague as" Alumnus Adviser. 

Ralph R, Sloan (Pennsylvania), 

March 14, 1921 was a day never to be forgotten in the life of 
every Opheleum man. It was late in the afternoon when we re- 
ceived the good news from the S. E. C. Immediately a new- 
atmosphere existed around our quarters, with a larger field of 
service open before us. Truly it cati be said there. was joy in the 
hearts of every "Ophie" man, both active members and alumni. 
The good spirit that has always prevailed reached its climax. 
Plans were started for the installation period, arid the dates of 
April II, 12 and 13 were chosen, the time when dreams would be 
realized, and when our organization would reach the height of its 

Our last meeting as a local was held on the night of April 11. 
Many of the alumni brothers, who had returned to share in the 
glad occasion, were present at this meeting. 

On Wednesday the visiting brothers were shown through the 
Institute and about the city. That evening, about one hundred 
and fifty couples assembled in the ballroom of the. William Penn 
Hotel for the formal dance. It proved a very hapipy affair. 

Open house for the other fraternities at Tech was held Sunday 
afternoon. Many gathered for the occasion, closing a very suc- 
. cessful installation period. 

We are proud of our history as a local, but we feel that past 
accomplishments will not suffice for the future; so we of Delta- 
Alpha look forward to making this Chapter worthy of the honor 
that Kappa Sigma bestowed upon her. 

L. T, Young (Carnegie Tech), 

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Cost of Active 

Chapter Founded House Chapter Alumni 

Case 1905 $30,000 20 175 

Indiana 1889 15,000 35 200 

Kansas State 1916 25,000 25 • 100 

Lehigh 1900 32,000 20 150 

Oklahoma State 1920 40,000 25 30 

Oregon State 1915 17,000 30 100 

Randolph-Macon 1889 5,000 15 175 

Swarthmore 1889 25,000 35 250 

Tennessee 1880 15,000 ;5o 300 

Wabash 1895 8,000 25 150 

Washington, U. of 1903 45,000 35 190 

One new house for every month in the year — a twenty-five 
per cent increase in the total number of chapter houses owned — 
this is the record of progress in Kappa Sigma for 1920-21. Our 
•books further show a gain in tangible property of a quarter of 
a million, making the total holdings of Kappa Sigma in houses 
well over one million dollars. 

Primarily this is a record of what the Fraternity — or any 
Chapter of it — can accomplish by arousing itself to the needs of 
the situation. For of the new houses, one of the finest is being 
built by one of our youngest Chapters, established less than a year 
ago, with a total active and alumni membership of 55 ! Oklahoma 
State merely points the way by this achievement to what real 
spirit, combined with an appreciation of the necessities of the situ- 
ation, can do. Further, of the eleven acquisitions within the year, 
a little better than one-half were made by Chapters founded since 
1900. All of these are Chapters with less than 200 alumni — an 
indication that it is pep rather than members which is decisive in 
the matter of house building. 

Kappa Sigma is now 61 per cent housed in homes owned by 
its Chapters or their alumni. It should be noted, however, that at 
ajt least five colleges, fraternity houses are not permitted, making 
a corrected percentage of ownership of about 65 per cent. This 

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is a notable increase over last year's 50 per cent, particularly in 
view of the disturbed post-war conditions. 

The distribution of houses now owned among our Chapters 
according to age follows: 

Date of No. of No. of Average • Per cent 

Founding Chapters Houses Cost Total Housed 

1869-1890 17 12 $13,100 $157,200 70.59 

1890-1900 27 17 19,000 323,000 62.97 

1900-1910 31 18 22,639 407,500 58,06 

1910 to date 13 6 22,917 137,500 40.15 

Total 88 53 $19,343 $1,025,000 64.63 

Gain over last year 3 11 1,211 245,500 10.20 

There are two interesting results shown above — one, that a 
larger proportion of the older Chapters are housed, which would 
be expected ; the other, that the newer Chapters are spending more 
money for their dwellings. The former conclusion was com- 
mented upon more in detail in an article on the same subject in 
the April Star and Crksc^nt. It appears that the Fraternity has 
never made it a policy to insist upon the petitioning clubs estab- 
lishing the firm foundation of house ownership as a condition 
precedent to their admission as Chapters of Kappa Sigma. Pos- 
sibly this lack of tangible property on the part of petitioning 
groups is due to their youth; possibly each has been so anxious 
to obtain a Kappa Sigma charter that the mere detail of offering 
something to the Fraternity in return was overlooked. 

Two questions naturally occur to every Kappa Sigma in this 
connection: how were these houses obtained? and, how is the 
movement progressing in other quarters? Barring one excep- 
tional case, in the past year, where the house was the result of 
the generosity of one brother alone and unassisted, each house 
was acquired in substantially the following way: A house cor- 
poration was formed, usually by the alumni at the instigation of 
the active men; stock was sold to all brothers interested, and, 
if necessary, bonds floated for any deficiency. Meantime, some 
financial genius of the Chapter had made the necessary calcu- 
lations to demonstrate that the income would meet the coal bill 
and interest on the bonds. When enough brothers had bought the 
stock and bonds, the money in the corporate treasury was used 
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operations on a new dwelling. In other words, the practical 
measures were ( i ) to put the plan on a sound legal and financial 
basis; (2) to interest the brothers in it. 

The last point — the arousing of interest — is by all odds the 
more important. Some of our Chapters have had the most won- 
derful plans for years, not alone financial plans, but house plans, 
and plans for landscape gardening, and plans for the arrangement 
of the rugs and the easy chairs — but they have somehow never 
seemed to get beyond the planning stage. An assortment of fifty 
sound plans is scarcely half as desirable as one strong-minded 
brother who will wear out his shoes and his time and his energy 
and his voice convincing the balance of the Chapter that the house 
can be built. Ordinarily it takes only one devoted brother. If he 
is sufficiently devoted, he will put over the house before he leaves 
the active Chapter, and live to see his fellow members thrust out 
their chests at his accomplishment. 

Most of the Chapters which have not built have house funds. 
Some have not. It is obvious that no Chapter will ever possess 
a house if its members have not even the inspiration to launch a 
plan, and begin the labor of filling the treasury. These Chap- 
ters which have not yet commenced to fight can not be too soon 
aroused to a sense of their responsibilities to themselves and the 
Fraternity. Too many of the Chapters that have started house 
funds are relying on paper accomplishments — promissory notes 
of alumni long departed from the classic halls, whom a recreant 
G. S. has allowed to drift off his address list into oblivion. Some 
promissory notes are excellent things; but few objects in life are 
more hopeless than the note of a man whom a Chapter has allowed 
to forget that he ever was a Kappa Sigma, or ever was inter- 
ested in a chapter home. Finally, there are not a few Chapters 
which will blossom out in new houses during the current year. 
Several of the older Chapters, — Pennsylvania and Michigan, for 
example, — are about to improve on their present dwellings with 
more stately mansions. And a number of the younger Chapters, 
if they can harness their own enthusiasm, will put their house 
pictures in with the rest next May. 

A few more years like 1920-21, and Kappa Sigma will be 
well up with the present interfraternity leaders in chapter house 
ownership. Our policy has been to insist on men rather than 
material standing — it remains to be seen whether the men will 

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^ JULY 20-22.1921 ^ 





The Twenty-Fourth Biennial Con- 
clave will not interfere with your 
weekly ration of golf. 

Guest cards will be provided for any 
brother who desires to play over the ex- 
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bring the material standing, too. A house is not alone something 
to look at, and to add into the percentage tables in this article 
each year — it stands in the mind of each chapter member as the 
symbol of what Kappa Sigma meant on that campus to him and 
to the rest of the world. For four years it was his home ; it was 
there that he found the associations he will prize highest of all 
through his 3rears; back to that home he can come at reunion 
time, to show a toddling future Kappa Sigma where life runs 
brightest. A migratory meeting place in dormitory rooms, or a 
tentative lodging, dependent on a landlord's whim — neither of 
these can take the place of a chapter home. If we are to have as 
Kappa Sigmas the men we want — if we are to enjoy as Kappa 
Sigmas the pleasures which are our just due — we must build for 
the day when every Chapter will own its own home. Nor is it 
a far day, if that spirit which imbued the Founders in 1869 has 
descended to their sons. Roswell F. MagilL 



As preparation for thfs coming Grand Conclave progresses, it 
becomes increasingly plain that at least two main lines of endeavor 
are coming into great prominence with it, and that the welfare of 
each is closely and very happily allied with the other. Already 
the organization of the alumni groups on a national basis, with 
delegate representation in Conclaves, is being rapidly developed; 
and the opportunity this national organization will furnish for 
stimulating growth of the Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund is con- 
cisely pointed out in a personal letter which Bro. Roy C. Osgood 
is sending out as part of the publicity campaign conducted from 
Chicago for the purpose of aiding Bro. Perry in his work of 
getting the alumni groups organized on the delegate plan. We 
quote one of Bro. Osgood's letters. 

Dear Brother Kappa Sigvfia: . 

I am taking this opportunity to remind you, though perhaps it is un- 
necessary, that a Biennial Grand Conclave of Kappa Sigma will be held in 
Chicago July 20th to 22d. Coincident with giving publicity to the Con- 
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to them, and to Kappa Sigma as a whole, of forming or possibly reform- 
ing their alumni groups under the recent Fraternity legislation so as to 
secure delegate representation at the National Conclaves. 

The many advantages of so organizing the several alumni groups be- 
comes apparent upon just a little reflection. There will be the special 
supervision of the groups by the National Secretary of Alumni; the gen- 
eral supervision by the S. E. C, including regular and stated reporting to 
the Worthy Grand Treasurer; the stimulating effect of sending delegates 
to Conclaves, and the wholesome promotional value of a more intimate 





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acquaintance between groups as well as between individual members the 
country over. 

The method of organizing your ^roup under this new plan is outlined 
in The Caduceus for March, to which your attention is called. If per- 
chance your group has never been organized on the old plan even, you 
should start in the usual way by procuring a charter. A letter to Fred J. 
Perry, National Secretary of Alumni, will bring you full information. 

There is an additional reason now, to which I desire to bring emphasis, 
why our alumni group organization should be promptly effected. Activities 
of our alumni groups in the past have been very pleasant, socially desirable 
and all that. But there is now available an agency for Kappa Sigma better- 
ment of a valuable and permanent character, that will not only afford a 
great field in itself for those idealistic impulses good men so much love 
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sought in our alumni organizations by furnishing a bond of universal 
common endeavor. I refer to the Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund. Our 
new method of organizing the alumni groups with Conclave delegate rights, 
together with the coherency of effort that will follow the establishment of 
this National Fund already beginning to grow apace, will afford all our 
alumni everywhere desirable and enduring motives for remaining active in 
the general and special support of our fraternal aims. 

I beg to urge, therefore, that you consider this letter as an appeal to 
you personally to see to it that your group is organized, and duly repre- 
sented, if possible, at the coming Conclave in this city. We intend that 
this gathering shall ever be memorable, not only for the cordiality of our 
welcome, but especially because of the advancement we hope to give to our 
Kappa Sigma standards. 

The prominence of Bro. Osgood not only in the Fraternity 
and as Treasurer of the Endowment Fund, but also nationally in 
the banking and securities world, makes it gratifying thus to 
present to the whole Fraternity his well-matured views on these 
kindred subjects of group organization on a national plan, and the 
permanent growth of the Endowment Fund, which it will foster 
and promote. 

Karl A. Frederick, Chairman, Publicity Committee. 




Thomas Jefferson, founder of the University of Virginia, our 
Fraternity's alma m^ater, expressed the following sentiment on the 
duty of college men: "It becomes expedient that those persons 
whom nature hath endowed with genius and virtue should be 
rendered, by liberal education, worthy to receive and able to guard 
the sacred deposit of the rights and liberties of their fellow- 
citizens, and that they should be called to the charge without 
regard to wealth, birth, or other accidental conditions or cir- 

These remarks are as true today as in the time of Jefferson, 
and even to a greater degree. 

It is the college man upon whom a heavy responsibility rests 
in the time of a national emergency. It is he who must assume 
the leadership of those of his fellow-countrymen who are less 
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is the logical leader and instructor, for such a position requires 
a trained and balanced mind. It requires quick and intelligent 
thinking and action. The college man in time of war, to be of 
the most value to his country, must be found in the commissioned 
ranks. He will not be fulfilling the duty he owes unless he is 
prepared to assume such duties. 

The recent war furnished a concrete lesson, and firmly estab- 
lished the principle, that every man owes his services to the Gov- 
ernment in time of emergency, and that the Government is the 
sole arbiter as to how those services shall be used. 

The intricate technical development of modern instruments of 
war, and the frightful costliness of mistakes on the part of the 
leaders of troops, have absolutely prohibited the appointment or 
retention of any man as an officer, unless he is thoroughly 
equipped by training for such duty. 

The recent war furnished an object-lesson, which should be 
deeply impressed on the minds of all and remain so for all time, 
that the first need of the nation, when war descends suddenly 
out of a clear sky — as it always does — is the need of officers 
to train and lead the troops. The want of such trained leaders, 
ready before the war begins, will mean disaster in a war of. 
magnitude. It would have meant disaster in the World War, but 
for the fact that two other strong nations formed a line beween 
us and our enemy, behind which we made haste to train men as 
officers and to lay the foundation of our army by months of hard 
work before we could begin the real work of training our men ; 
all this time with the line threatened by the enemy, and its break- 
ing perilously near to taking place before we could place suffi- 
cient trained troops in the line to be of assistance in pushing 
the enemy back or even hold him where he was. Our lack of 
trained officers was our greatest cause of delay in the accomplish- 
ment of our task of making an army. 

The Government has wisely determined that such a deficiency 
shall not exist in the future, and, to provide against such a con- 
tingency, has established the Officers' Reserve Corps. From the 
men who hold commissions in the Officers' Reserve Corps will 
come the officers of our army in future emergencies. To be an 
officer in future armies of the United States, you will have to be 
trained before the war begins. 

It is a matter of moment and vital concern for you yourself 

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to decide whether you, as a college man, are going to be found 
ready to serve as a commissioned officer when your country calls, 
and to give your country your best service in the commissioned 
ranks where your mental training dictates that you should be 

It is a* matter that you will have to decide now, while you are 
in college and have the opportunity to take the training in the 
Reserve Officers' draining Corps. If you neglect this opportunity 
now,' which the Government offers you, it may later be a matter 
of serious concern to you. If the country needs your services, 
you will be called upon to serve,' and whether you are to carry 
^ rifle or to exercise command is for you to determine now. 

The strength of the Officers' Reserve Corps is now 67,000, and 
it is the present policy to increase it to 150,000 or more. Reports 
show that the percentage of college graduates who will accept 
commissions this year has greatly increased, showing that college 
men, generally, have a deep sense of their responsibility. 

Your fraternity obligation places your country first. Kappa 
Sigma should be found one hundred per cent in the Reserve 
Officers' Training Corps. If your college has no unit of the 
Corps, Kappa Sigma at your college should get behind a move- 
ment for the establishment of a unit, provided the college can 
meet the Government requirements. Remember it was Jefferson's 
ideal: "Worthy to receive and able to guard the sacred deposit 
of the rights and liberties of their fellow-citizens." 


When I was a student at Cornell some years ago it was the 
style to wear peg-top trousers. Very wide at the top and of the 
most flamboyant pattern. The competition amongst the sports 
became hectic until one of the high-flyers, more resourceful than 
the others, went to the harness shop and bought a horse blanket, 
of coarse wool and coarser pattern, marked with enormous red, 
green and yellow checks. This he took to the tailor and had cut 
in the extreme peg-top pattern. With this outfit he was able to 
drive all other sporting pants on the campus into seclusion, and 
the fad accomplished an early demise. 

This winter it has been the style to wear golf trousers with 
stockings; next winter I think it will be pantalettes or round- 

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abouts. Whatever it is, when the craze breaks out thfere will be a 
bunch of easy-going, light-hearted college guys ready to grab it 
up and thrash the life out of it. 

A few years ago it was the style to wear high, lumbermen's 
boots to class. The very next year the style changed to dattcing 
pumps. Many a time have I seen a conscientious student wading 
through eight inches of wet snow in patent-leather pumps. 

And yet they say styles are for women ! 

At any rate, I am compelled to wonder many times whether it 
is worth while spending dad's good money chasing the fashiofts, 
instead of buying some real man's clothes to wear. , 

A Kappa Sigma Dad. 


He was the wealthiest man of his day. He was the most 
powerful man in the world. He was worshiped as a god by 
millions of his fellowmen. And his memory stands today as one 
of the blackest stains in the world's history, while his name is a 
synonym for perfidy. 


There are many reasons, but this one all remember. 

He fiddled while Rome burned. 

Great areas of his capital city were buried with flame. Home- 
less citizens were fleeing before the advancing horror. By night, 
the sky was lit for miles around. And he, who might have been 
stemming the tide of disaster, organizing the forces that fought 
the flames, bringing order out of chaos and relief to his stricken 
subjects, stood on the balcony of his palace, fiddle in hand, im- 
provising the wretched doggerel that he fondly hoped would make 
his name immortal. What to him were the sufferings of the 
poor, the destitution of Rome, while there was a chance to make a 
name for Nero : to add to his long list of honors, one mof e, that 
of Rome's greatest poet. He is the most contemptible figure in 

Today civilization is in flames. 

Not only the bitter aftermath of the war, the countless hatreds 
and stored-up animosities that make of Europe today a seething 
cauldron — but deeper, greater currents of life, measureless in their 
potential fury, are gathering, threatening to engulf the human 

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race. From long darkened continents, subdued mutterings and 
threats of tremendous upheaval are heard, indistinct, but awful 
in their import. 

The day of white domination of the world is drawing to its 

For centuries the exploitation of the colored races of men by 
the white races has been the accepted order. North America, 
South America, India, Africa, and in our own day parts of the 
Near East and China have fallen into the hands of the fortune- 
hunting white nations. Uncivilized, disorganized, ignorant and 
helpless, the colored races of mankind have seen their fairest 
fields despoiled, their capital cities wrested from their hands, and 
their governments overthrown on the flimsiest of pretexts, by the 
white man. The coming of the white man has brought with it 
the white man's rum, opium, enforced labor, and slavery. The 
colored races have grown sullen and bitter. Helpless and weak, 
they have cursed thfeir white master, waiting for the day of 

Slowly that day is dawning. 

The long processes of education are doing their work. As 
knowledge of liberty and democracy is attained, the weight of the 
mailed fist grows heavier, and with it grows the desire to cast it 
off forever. The war has taught many things. The Indian, the 
Chinese and the African can fight side by side with the Anglo- 
Saxon in the trenches, to stem the Teutonic advance. Why then 
need the colored races bow their necks to the white ? In whispers 
this challenge is being tossed back and forth among the leaders 
of these new-born races. The response is one to make the states- 
men of the world stop in their scramble for the world's wealth, 
to face the possibility of the most awful event of history — a war 
to extinction between the white and the colored races. 

The African, but sixty years ago an ignorant, care-free slave, 
feels today the intoxication of a new power. With his schools, 
colleges, millionaires and industries, he knows himself no longer 
dependent on tutelage and guidance. Three hundred million 
blacks, the world over, are sensing for the first time the power of 
their latent strength. 

One fifth of the human race dwells in India ; a people proud, 
capable, liberty-loving, and as learning increases, capable of in- 
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name is proud to be called a nationalist today. Where our fathers 
had one score to pay against England in the fateful spring gf 
1775, the Indian has a dozen in this year of our Lord 1921'. A 
fifth of the human race, being educated, civilized and armed, with 
a deep hatred toward the white rulers of the world. 

In China lives one of every four persons in the world today. 
China has been a nation for over three thousand years. England, 
France, America, are creations of yesterday compared with her. 
Yet confident in the superior power of their armies, the nations 
of Europe have boldly parceled among themselves the finest port 
cities of the old Middle Kingdom. With no shadow of right, 
they have done violence to the sacred patriotism of those quiet 
Orientals ; laying up for themselves a heavy score, whose payment 
may be some day demanded by an awakened nation. China too 
is becoming educated, civilized and armed. Conceive of a Japan, 
four times America's size, unified, and with hitherto undreamed- 
of armaments, and you have conceived of a power whose impact 
on the western world will be resistless. 

Africa, India, China — educated, civilized and armed. 

Africa, India, China — hating the white races of the world with 
intense hatred. 

The colored races of the world in a death-grapple with white 

Such is the spectre that looms upon the world's horizon today 
as the most portentous omen of our time. A war beside which 
the recent tumult of western Europe would be but children's 
play, and a war with but one possible outcome — ^the annihilation 
of the Nordic race. 

What can divert such a debacle' of civilization ? 

Business ? Armaments ? Politics ? All these have but added 
their quota to the burden of hatred that is breaking the back of 
the world. The increase of their activity has but marked the in- 
crease of the deceit and exploitation that are hurrying on the day 
of strife. Something positive must be done. Some agency, 
world-wide in its scope, must be promoted, which can and will 
send its representatives to every corner of the globe and bring a 
message of good will rather than of hate; an agency which, 
through great unselfish service, will make all mankind one> and 
weave nation to nation with an indissoluble fabric of love. Only 
some such great effort, involving, it may be, tens of millions of 

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dollars and rtiousands of lives, can re-establish the torn tissues 
oi friendship, and lay the foundation for a better world order. 

Such an agency is the Foreign Missionary Enterprise. 

It is the one great factor in the life of the world today that 
oversteps all lines of politics, race, and creed, with but one passion 
— ^to serve. It is the only agency dedicated whole-heartedly to the 
proposition of winning through service, rather than crushing . 
through force, the colored races of the world. It is the agency 
which. Governor Lawrence of India said, "has done more to uplift 
the people of India than all other agencies combined." It is the 
agency which trained nineteen out of every twenty men in the 
first North China parliament, and all but two members of that 
of South China. It is the agency which is breaking down the 
barriers between the white, yellow, red, brown and black races of 
mankind, which have been rising since the neolithic age. It is 
God's own method of making all men one. 

Shall we fiddle while civilization blazes to her ruin? 

Shall we fiddle away our lives and talents in selfish pleasure, 
in money-grubbing, in composing egotistic odes for our own im- 
perishable infamy ? 

Or shall we, as the stalwart Carpenter of Galilee, pour out 
our lives in service to mankind, to teach the great principles of 
truth, of honesty and of justice, loyalty to God, and the brother- 
hood of man? 

Shall we students of America fiddle with Nero, or serve with 

John Elder (W, and J, '15). 

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As announced in the April number of The Caduceus, the 
Alumni Chapters that have voted to go upon the Conclave-dele- 
gate plan aiid by the payment of annual grand dues support the 
alumni organization have been starred in the roster in this issue. 
The galaxy of stars : 









It is some constellation, my brothers. And new stars are 
coming into our range of vision right along. The Seattle G. S. 
inquired of this office how much dues his Chapter should pay. 
We informed him by return mail. But he didn't take us on. 
How come, Seattle? We search our mail daily for your re- 
sponse. Oakland informed us the Chapter was about to get to- 
gether again and would advise us later. Aw' right, Dave, get 
your gang together and take a vote quick while you and "Pete" 
Crosby have 'em h)rpnotized. "Pete" was a spellbinder at the 
San Francisco Conclave. Can't he make Chicago this July ? 

Bro. "Bob" Carr, who retired from the Board of Trustees of 
the University of Illinois so that he would have time to put the 
Conclave across, has been writing full-page Caduceus open let- 
ters to the 'Milwaukee and Indianapolis Alumni Chapters and 
others, inviting them to put on their marching suits and come to 
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. JULY 20-22.1921 . 







I have appointed a special reception committee for 
you. You may gather how much importance I attach to 
your enthusiastic participation in the big festival, from the 
fact that I have made the distinguished pundit and Bon 
Vivant, our Hon. Bro. Col. R. Nuttingham McGluke, 
chairman of the committee which will receive and enter- 
tain you. 

McGluke knows his Chicago as fev/ are given to know 
it, and it is his intention to see that every slightest whim 
of even the most exacting member of your party is in- 
stantly and painstakingly gratified. 

You know McGluke and 3'^ou know Chicago. The pos- 
sibilities that lie in the combination of the two are obvious. 
Pull up in front of the Congress in July prepared to 
have the time of your frost-bitten lives. 


Grand Master, 
Chicago Alumni Chapter. 


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with alternates, and will in due season, I trust, remit to the W. 
G. T. But where are Milwaukee and Indianapolis? A brother 
replies: "In Wisconsin and Indiana." Nay, my brother, they're 
''in Dutch." For "Bob" Carr is like the gent who wondered if 
St. Paul ever received an answer to his Epistle to the Hebrews; 
"Bob" and his Chicago cohorts expect an answer to that open- 
faced invitation — and they won't take "No." 

Bro. Carr broke into our article in the April Caduceus with 
a cordial invitation to the Louisville Alumni to have one on 
Chicago this July. Odds boddikins! methinks the Louisville 
slogan will now be "Let's Go." 'Tis well, my brothers. Notify 
this office and send your delegate at the head of the procession 
from Louisville. 

Bro. C. E. DeLong, in response to our invitation to "get on 
the boat," reports the Syracuse Alumni Chapter is dead, but he 
offers his services to revive it. We thank you, Charley; try a 
two dollar dinner on the crowd with a refund of "six bits," as we 
say on the Coast, for every brother who shows up. You ought 
to get a good dollar dinner now for $1.25, in thesfe hard times, if 
you omit the three-for-a-half cigars. That drawback of 75 cents 
will pull the butich out of bed if they're in the hospital. 

Portland, Maine, the home of the all-Maine Alumni, requires 
"revival services." We'll have to get "Doc" Ferguson (Maine, 
1776) to drop in on the boys some day. He knows them as Moses 
knew the Israelites, which is, as the Greek hath it, "going some." 

Bro. Hoy reports the Ithaca Alumni Chapter as won est, ex- 
plaining that the only Alumni in Ithaca are connected with 
Cornell. We got you the first time, professor. 

Tulsa advertises a Thursday lunch at The Kennedy. Next 
Thursday will the brethren kindly elect a G. S. and request him 
to send in his name and address to The Caducous? The Tulsa 
Chamber of Commerce probably spends a lotta money every year 
on publicity for Tulsa and its near-hundred-thousand population, 
but the Alumni Chapter can get Kappa Sigma publicity without 
cost to it and the brothers don't grab it. Come on, you Tulsa. 

If the D. G. M.'s and Alumnus Advisers and other Fraternity 
officials have read down this far, we should like to have their atten- 
tion for a coupla paragraphs — to wit : 

Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Birmingham, Cincinnati, Dallas, 
Northeast Tennessee, Houston, Indianapolis, Joplin, Lincoln, 

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Little Rock, Miaine, Memphis, Milwaukee, Oakland, Oklahoma, 
Peoria, Philadelphia, Portland, Roanoke, Seattle, Southeastern 
Kfuisas, Spokane, Syracuse, Tulsa, West Virginia and Wichita 
have not yet indicated their desire to participate in Kappa Sigma's 
great program for the development of Alumni interest in the 
affairjs of the Fraternity. Possibly a letter from the D. G. M/s 
or other offidals who are acquainted with the brethren in these 
communities will bring these Chapters to see the light. We need 
their support ; and if a letter will turn the trick, my brothers, 
please do the needful. Possibly a personal appeal on the first visit 
of an official to these cities will convince the alumni brethren that 
the plan is worth while and they will be willing to sign up if for 
no other reason than to try it out. 

The Fraternity would like to see every Alumni Chapter rep- 
resented at the Big Doings in July by a duly accredited delegate; 
but we can hardly expect a loo per cent score, as too many 
Chapters are remote from the Windy City and the walking is not 
good. To those Chapters that can not send a delegate, it may be 
urged that thefr voting to assume the moderate grand dues 
charged them, will represent their effective participation in the 
Alumni organization work of the Fraternity, and we hope they 
will back this program. They can all be stars on The CaducEus 

All right, brother D. G. M.'s, Alumni Advisers, S. E. C. and 
other officials, let's go! Fred J, Perry, 




Special article a column and a quarter long — ^with no illustrations — in 
Lincoln Sunday Star, April 17 : 

Lincoln city commissioners have discovered that it is one of the city 
engineer's duties to design bathing suits for use in the municipal swimming 
pool. The city's charter and ordinances provide that the city engineer shall 
"prepare plans and specifications and advertise for bids" on such "additions, 
extensions and improvements" as the city council shall authorize. 

Clothing is usually designed by the use of living models or manne- 
quins ; hence, the job of city engineer should prove a popular one. 

When notified informally that he would be expected to draw "plans 
and specifications" for the bathing suits, City Engineer George W. Bates 
[Nebraska] demurred at first. However, George is not a man to shirk 

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his duty. Also, perhaps, he realized the compliment in being given an 
opportunity to combine his engineering talents with his artistic ability. 

Mr. Bates is taking an inventory of his equipment and it may be nec- 
essary for him to purchase a few "French curves" for his drafting outfit. 
Buildings, sewers and other objects usually designed by the city engineer 
are straight-line, sharp-angle affairs. The bathing suit is necessarily a 
thing of curves, although some of the wearers may be inclined toward 
straight lines and sharp angles. 

At any rate, Mr. Bates is no quitter and he is preparing to tackle the 
job. His first move was a consultation with the chief of police. Chief 
Johnstone refused to make public his recommendations other than to say 
that he was by nature a modest man. 

Mr. Bates admits he is at a loss where to commence. Bates has been 
trained to begin with foundations. If there is no foundation how can he 
design the super-structure? That is a puzzler. If there is no beginning 
there can be nothing, consequently it seems necessary to reverse the com- 
mon order of affairs and begin on something other than a foundation. 

Mr. Bates has seen many many bathing suits but now he finds he has 
not observed them as closely as he might have. He finds that he really 
knows little about their actual design and construction. 

The course of instruction in the college in which Mr. Bates received 
his engineering training was obviously incomplete. The instructors were 
not familiar with the duties of modern city engineers. 

Mr. Bates is equipped with steel tape measures only. Evidently it will 
be necessary for him to purchase some cloth ones — more expense. Also, 
it is difficult to measure such diameters with a yard stick and the manne- 
quins promise to be of such irregular proportions that it will be difficult 
to compute cross sections by circumferences. A thorough review on higher 
mathematics may be necessary. 

It has been suggested that Mr. Bates might borrow some statuary from 
the university art gallery, but we are told on good authority that modern 
women are not built with the same proportions as Venus and the other 
famous beauties of old. However, the statue of Venus seems a fair solu- 
tion of the matter. The missing arms would cut no figure with a bathing 
suit, as it has no sleeves. Also, the statue probably would hold still better 
than a living mannequin, as the taking of measurements promises to be a 
long and tedious job. Many people in Lincoln would like to see Mr. Bates 
draping a bathing suit on a statue of Venus. 

Of course, if the problem proves too perplexing, there is a possible 
solution by subletting the designing part, but there is no such provision in 
any ordinance on the city's books — the engineer is supposed to draw his 
own designs. Immediate action is necessary. It seems the only thing for 
Mr. Bates to do is to proceed. 

Major Will Command Camp. — Major Fred C. Frey (Louisiana), 
O. R. C, will be commandant for 1921 at the summer camp of Ferrell's 
School, Waynesville, N. C. 


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George L. Barrus (Mass. State *04) 
has been getting himself on the front 
pages of city dailies. The headlines 
say he defies the Massachusetts state 
law. The simple fact is the Massa- 
chusetts state law defies the Consti- 
tution of the United States, and 
George prefers to take a chance with 
the constitution. 

George is a farmer up in the land 
of Goshen, but he quotes law like a 
lawyer. What is more, he makes it 
He is chairman of the selectmen in 
his town, and what he says is law. 
It all happened like this: Massa- 
chusetts, after coming across splen- 
didly with an early ratification of the 
Eighteenth Amendment, began to 
suffer from chilly extremities. When 
the bone-dry business began to be a 
fact there was a strong revulsion. 
Then it was that the Legislature passed an act defining 2.76 per cent 
liquor as non-intoxicating, this definition being in picturesque contrast to 
and generous disregard of, a conflicting definition framed by a certain Mr. 
Volstead. The celebrated Mr. Coolidge, then Governor of Massachusetts, 
now Vice-President of the U. S. A., vetoed this act and called it a piece 
of political humbuggery. Whereupon the trouble-makers passed it over 
his head on a general referendum. 

Under the provisions of this act each town or city is required to vote 
annually whether it will allow the sale of 2.75 per cent beer or not, quietly 
ignoring the fact that an affirmative vote merely defies the amended Con- 
stitution of the United States without getting anybody a drink. 

Now the honest farmers up in Goshen, led by the chairman of the 
selectmen, George L. Barrus, aforesaid, simply refused to stultify them- 
selves in this manner. They would not place a license referendum on the 
town ballot. 

That's all there was to it. That's what caused all the talk. There was 
some talk indeed, but it was only a tempest in a tea-pot. There will be 
nothing done about it. George reigns and the government in Goshen 
still lives. Frank A. Waugh (Mass. State). 

What's the Outlook for an Editor's Son is the question that's 
troubling Bro. J. B. Haman (Southwestern Presbyterian '08), of Forest, 
Miss., since Ray Thomas Haman arrived, March 31, for an indefinite stay. 

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The Latest from Dartmouth. — Too few of our Chapters have any 
one on the job of furnishing alumni personals regularly. Over in Japlui, 
Dan Waugh does it for Dartmouth. On January 19 he wrote: "You will 
be interested to know that the October Caduceus arrived here October 31. 
I am sure that not many fraternity magazines get to Japan during the 
month of their issue. — Bro. R. G. Reynolds '10 has a reputation for writing 
verse. — I noticed in the Oregon chapter letter in the December number that 
Bro. Roberts has returned from Manila. Can't you collect a fine (and 
credit it to the Endowment Fund) for his not having called on me and 
Bro. Holbrook on his way? Maybe he sailed direct. — Bro. Holbrook (Ken- 
tucky *15), by the way, has just had an operation for appendicitis. His 
condition was pretty serious for a while, but he is now coming around 
nicely. — I, too, would like to know *who is this Goldie person* referred to 
in the December Caduceus in connection with our esteemed brother, R. N. 
McGluke, the Duke of Bugville. — We are learning things every day; it 
took this same December Caduceus to tell me that there is a K 2 with 
the I B C in Colon: Bro. Whitcomb (Washburn). Th^t makes seven to 
my knowledge. May their tribe increase!" — To which Bro. Waugh adds 
these personals about Dartmouth brothers, from the alumni magazine: 
Harold Belcher '12 is soon to become assistant treasurer of the Ameri- 
can Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, located in Boston, at 
14 Beacon st. — Fred D. Hovey '13 is now superintendent of the Richland 
factory of Curtis & Jones Company, making children's Twin Shoes. As 
the factory is at Richland, Lebanon county, Pa., Fred says he is learning 
to talk "Pennsylvania Dutch" as well as the shoe game. — On July 17, 1920, 
Arthur Leon Scott '13 and Miss Jessie Lorette Macdonald were married in 
Ashmont, Mass. Mrs. Scott is the sister of Jack Macdonald *13. "Scotty" 
is with the Arcade Malleable Iron Company in Worcester, Mass. — Keith 
Wood '13 is sales manager of the Industrial Truck Company of Holyoke, 
Mass. Keith is now located in Holyoke.— Kenneth Grant '14 is the proud 
father of Allen Frederick Grant. — Stuart Hill '15 has taken a managerial 
position with the Columbia Graphophone Company. 

Robbers Had No Sense of Humor. — The injuries, though painful, were 
not serious, which C. D. Scully (Pennsylvania) received in a running fight 
with thieves whom he discovered in his Pittsburgh home. The Gcusettt" 
Times of April 2 said : Two masked men, interrupted in robbing the hom«» 
of Cornelius D. Scully, 6211 Howe street, when he returned shortly after 
8:30 o'clock last night, abandoned five suitcases of wearing apparel which 
they had gathered, and escaped after a fight with Mr. Scully, during which 
they shot him in the right knee. He was taken to the Presbyterian Hos- 
pital. Mr. Scully told police he encountered one of the robbers in the 
reception hall as he entered the house. The man, he said, drew a revolver 
and ordered him to throw up his hands. Believing friends were attempting 
to play an April fool joke on him, he did not comply with the request, but 
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*^4^3 biennial" 


, JULY 20-22.1921 . 






The Conclave in July threatens to be a knockout, the 
largest and most representative gathering of Kappa 
Sigmas ever held in this hemisphere. We expect you and 
every other Kappa Sig in K. C, who is still strong for 
the Star and Crescent, to be here to give an added tone to 
the assemblage. 

The whole affair, except the boat ride on Lake Michi- 
gan, and a lawn party at the beautiful South Shore Coun- 
try Club, will be held at the Congress on Boul. Mich. (The 
Greatest Street in the World), a street of magnificent view 
and municipal vision, and the promenade of beautiful 
women. Where could we go, "Deak," to find a more ap- 
propriate setting for a Kappa Sigma Conclave? 
With regards to you and your outfit, I am 

Most fraternally, 

Grand Master, 
Chicago Alumni Chapter. 


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second man came running from some other part of the house, Mr. Scully's 
assailant broke loose and ran to the street. Mr. Scully pursued him down 
Howe street toward Shady avenue, but before they had proceeded many 
blocks the man turned and fired one shot. This went wild, but a second 
shot, fired a few moments later, struck Mr. Scully in the right knee. He 
fell to the sidewalk, and, with a final shot, which failed to take effect, the 
bandit disappeared. 

Studes Must Pound th^ Mili,. — A good rule is that one made by 
M. G. Osborn (Louisiana) when he took charge of the journalism depart- 
ment of L. S. U. this spring. It is this : every story must be typewritten. 
The Reveitte says a lot of typewriters have been bought for the use of 
student reporters. But it does not reveal where Bro. Osborn went to get 
machines that were old enough to yield the right local color and give their 
users the experience really necessary. Some day a stude with more time 
than knowledge will carelessly dust and oil those typewriters, and plum 
ruin Bro. Osborn's department. Bro. O — , by the way, is president of the 
American Association — of agricultural college editors. 

Dove of Peace Can't Fly With One Wing, Says Lauck. — Chicago 
dispatch of March 30 : Industrial peace is dependent upon the continuation 
of national agreements between railroad corporations and employees, W. J. 
Lauck [Washington and Lee], economist for unions, told the United States 
Labor Board today. "Employer and employee are organized into strong 
national bodies," he said. "Financing and practically all business relation- 
ship is on a national scale. Hence it is of utmost importance for the peace- 
ful and productive development of industry that employer and employee 
should work out national trade agreements." 

Judge Travis Injured in AuTo Accident.— Indianapolis paper of April 
date: Julius C. Travis, 52 years old, 3122 Central avenue, a justice of the 
Indiana Supreme court, suffered a deep gash in the back of the head and 
bruises about the body yesterday afternoon when an automobile driven by 
his son, Richard Travis, 21 years old, was struck by an inbound East 
Michigan street car at Randolph and Michigan streets. Judge Travis was 
taken to St. Vincent's hospital. Mrs. Travis and Julius and Elizabeth 
Travis, who were also in the machine, were shaken up severely and bruised, 
but escaped serious injury. 

Stanford University Started Something when, on the strength of 
an initial gift of $50,000 for the purpose from Herbert Hoover, it set out 
to make the Hoover War Collection the world's completest source of ma- 
terial on the world war. Prof. Ralph H. Lutz (Washington) is one of 
the directors of the collection, which already includes 90,000 books and 
pamphlets and a carload of files of newspapers. A nice job to grow old 
with has Bro. Lutz. 

Boilermaker Turns Artist.— "John Winstanley Breyfogle [Purdue], 
care Dentists' Supply Co., 220 West 42d st., New York, N. Y. Painter. 
Born Louisville, Ky., Oct. 23, 1874. Pupil of Pennsylvania Academy of 
Fine Arts, Philadelphia, under Chase and Anshutz. Member : New York 

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Water Color Club ; Rochester Art Club. Award : Bronze medal, Panama- 
Pacific Exposition, San Francisco." — From "American Art Manual — Who's 
Who in Artr Vol. XVI. 

We Wonder.— West Point A. P. dispatch, April 20 : A plan for the 
protection of battleships at sea by the installation of a "gas mask" for a 
whole ship against an enemy's poisonous fumes was outlined in an address 
to officers and students of the military acac!cmy here today by Prof. W. Lee 
Lewis [Washington], head of the chemistry department of Northwestern 
University, and inventor of the deadly gas "lewisite," perfected just as the 
world war closed. 

Now Could You Wish Them anything better than the West Milton, 
O., Record did when it announced the marriage, March 15, of William Roy 
Hatfield (Ohio State) and Miss Mary Coate? The Record said: "May 
happiness and prosperity overshadow the unhappy things that may come 
into their lives, and as the years go by may they find them joined closer 
together in the bonds of a righteous lov-e." And so says The CaducEus 

And Let Thy Various Charms Be Known.— Colbert Coldwell (Cali- 
fornia), president of the San Francisco real estate board, better known to 
his old intimates of Beta-Xi as "Buck" CJoldwell, is a member of the exec- 
utive committee conducting the big booster or advertising campaign of San 
Francisco. Bi*o. Coldwell is one to whom Beta-Xi owes much for what 
he has done for the Chapter at the University of California. 

A Pleasant Time Was Had By All in a recent run-in between the 
school board of Lincoln, Neb., and State Representative Clark Jeary (Ne- 
braska), who opposed a proposed raise in the school tax for the city of 
Lincoln. The Lincoln Sunday Star of March 27 tells only one side, and 
w6 do not know whether the levy was increased or not : but it looked like 
a good scrap, anyhow. 

Descendant of Dons. — A biography of Dr. G. C. Sabichi (California) 
appears, pages 1217-1210, in Wallace M. Morgan's "History of Kern County, 
California," published by the Historic Record Co., of Los Angeles. The 
biography contains an account of Dr. Sabichi's parents and grandparents, 
whose colorful histories touch much of the Spanish romance of Southern 

The War Embargo on engagement announcements is lifted and The 
Caduceus is pleased to learn that Mr. and Mrs. William Petersen, of 
Omaha, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Hannah Jane 
Petersen, to Harry L. Holmes (Missouri), son of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. 
Holmes, of Maryville, Mo. The wedding, we are informed, will take place 
in May. 

More War Honors not previously reported to or by Chapters keep 
coming to light. John W. Thomason, Jr. (Southwestern), of Huntsville, 
Texas, was a captain of marines in the Second Division, and got the French 
war cross and the fourragere. James D. Williams (Cornell *16), of Ports- 
mouth, O., was a lieutenant and received the Greek Order of King George. 

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Ain't Nature Wonderful?— Dr. Warner T. Morse (Vermont) has 
just been elected director of. the agricultural experiment station of the 
University of Maine. This is the principal research bureau of the univer- 
sity, and "Pa Morse" will now have the management of important branches 
of research in science, and agriculture, supported by ample funds. 

Aviator in New Stunt.— Aviation Lieutenant L. R. Hewitt (Tulane) 
was married in a private car, at New Orleans, March 2S. But the New 
Orleans Times-Picayune goes on to explain that the car belonged to the 
bride's grandfather and the wedding party had, come to New Orleans in it. 
The bride was Miss Virginia McCrocklin, of Mansfield, La. 

Why Walk? — Howard Truslow (Stanford) is now traveling passen- 
ger agent for the Los Angeles Steamship Co., with offices in the Monadnock 
bdg., San Francisco. Bro. Truslow's company operates the Yale and Har- 
vard, the eighteen-hour steamers between San Francisco and Los Angeles. 

Had 150,000 Men in Uniform Visit His Church during the war is 
the war record of Edwin Taliaferro Well ford (Hampden- Sidney *9l), min- 
ister of the First Presbyterian church, Newport News, Va. He doesn t say 
he preached to all of them ; there are other ways of doing good. 

Our Illustration This Month of that fine saying of Herbert Mar- 
tin's that you can not keep a good man down, is found in the promotion 
of Roy C. Norris (Case) to travel in the eastern states for the wholesale 
department of Stanley & Bissell, Cleveland. 

Reappointment as First Lieutenant of Field Artillery in the regular 
army has been accorded to Charles R. Mize (Missouri Mines), who is now 
with the 15th F. A. at Camp Travis, Texas. 

Congratulations to the D. G. M. of the Salubrious Sixteenth : Bro. 
Wesley W. Kergan (California) and Miss Glenn C Chace were married 
recently in Oakland, Cal. 

Investment Securities are handled by the H, V. Greene Co., 206 
Munsey bdg., Washington, of which company Capt. T. C. Elder (Randolph- 
Macon) is manager. 

Standard Oil in the Far East has another K S employee in R. O. 
Barr (Wabash '20), of Huron, S. D. Bro. Barr is at Madras for the big 

Sobered Down Sufpiciently after seventeen years, Andrew B. Bene- 
dict (Vanderbilt *04) has been made general manager of the Nashville 
Trust Co. 

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Dr. Henry F. Sproles (Millsaps), of Vicksburg, Miss., died March 17, 
1921, after an illness of some length. A Vicksburg paper of March 18 said 
of him : Seldom indeed has the death of any one in this city caused more 
grief. His death is saddest in the fact that it occurred in the prime of 
life and the maturity of useful service. Dr. Sproles was born in Carrolton, 
forty-three years ago, spending his early years in Jackson. He graduated 
at Missisippi College in 1899 and at Louisville Medical College in 1904. He 
was house surgeon at Charity Hospital for four years. He then practiced 
medicine in Vicksburg until the war, when he enlisted as surgeon, serving 
with the rank of captain at home and in France. He returned home and 
resumed the practice of his profession until overtaken by illness. He con- 
stantly grew in the confidence and esteem of his brother practitioners 
and the community. The deceased was the son of the late Dr. Henry F. 
Sproles, one of the leading and most popular Baptist divines of the state. 


St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 11 : Money stained with blood in a 
desk drawer indicates, detectives believe, that John A. Keating [Washburn 
ex-'22], 23 years old, clerk at the Standard Oil filling station at 1003 North 
Grand avenue, was shot and killed last night while reaching for the money 
to give it to robbers. The latter, it is supposed, believed Keating was 
reaching for a revolver and one of them fired. 

Keating, a son of A. C. Keating, 704 Clay street, Topeka, Kan., was a 
student at Washington University, taking a general technical course. He 
roomed with another student, Ralph Brunt, also of Topeka, at the home 
of F. N. Merwin, 6183 Pershing avenue, and worked nights at the filling 
station. He was seated at a desk at 10:30 o'clock, beginning to make up 
his cash account. He had put down the $15 petty cash which was carried 
as change and had probably counted that amount out of the night's receipts 
in the drawer. 

Nobody saw the shooting, but a shot was heard, and two youths, 
dressed in dark clothing, ran from the filling station, south in Grand avenue 
and west in Bell avenue, and escaped. James Murray, 3936 Page boulevard, 
hard the shot and saw the men running. He and others entered and found 
Keating crumpled in his swivel chair with his head on the desk. "Get a 
doctor," he said, and lost consciousness. 

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none. They halted Orin Brigham, 3801A Shenandoah avenue, who was 
passing in an automobile, and Keating was placed in it. At Olive street 
they picked up a policeman. When the party reached the city hospital 
Keating was dead. 

The money drawer of the desk was open and the $10.10 that it con- 
tained was covered with blood. Detectives believe that when the robbers 
entered and demanded money, Keating gave them the $15 lying on the 
desk and reached for the drawer to give them its contents, and that one 
of the robbers shot him in the belief that he was reaching for a revolver. 

Charlotte, N. C, Observer, April 26 : A beautiful chapter in the life of 
the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at the University of North Carolina was the 
presentation to the Fraternity, recently, of a portrait of the late Merrimon 
Kenney, by his mother, Mrs. Margaret Merrimon Kenney, of Raleigh and 
Salisbury. The portrait was painted by Menzel, the famous artist of New 
York, Charlotte and Asheville, and is a work of art, as well as a speaking 
likeness of the young fraternity man whose death, last fall, was a crushing 
sorrow to the devoted mother and to his frat brothers, who were devoted 
to him, their devotion being beautifully and heroically proved during his 
desperate illness by the giving of their blood in a supreme effort to save 
his life. 

Young Kearney had graduated but the year before at the university, 
and was on a visit to his frat men when illness and death came to him. 

A beautiful memorial service was held at the university on the pre- 
sentation of the portrait, most touching speeches being made by W. D. 
Carmichael, Jr., who presented the portrait to the Fraternity ; W. H. Ruffin, 
Jr., who received it for the Fraternity, and by Major Frederic Boyer, Rob- 
bins Lowe, Robert D. Jones, John D. EHer and Edward Bizzell. The 
closing prayer was made by Rev. Dr. Moss, the beloved pastor of the Pres- 
byterian church — the Sprunt memorial. The portrait, elegantly framed, 
was set in a bank of "white flowers — roses and lilies. 

After a long illness, Vincent E. Greydene-Smith (Illinois) succumbed 
to tuberculosis at his home in Santa Monica, Cal., early in February, 1921. 
Bro. Smith was initiated by Alpha-Gamma Chapter in the college yeai* 
1903-04, and was well known among the alumni of his time and later. 
Members of the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter acted as pallbearers at his 
funeral. He leaves a wife and mother. 

Vernon H. Buehler, but recently an initiate of Gamma-Mu Chapter, 
Washington State College, died of acute pneumonia, in March, 1921, at his 
home in Walla Walla, Wash. 

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/^^ONCERNING alumni taxation, some valuable experience of 
^-^ others is now available. Alpha Chi Rho, founded in 1895, 
has 18 active chapters and 1,786 alumni. From the time of the 
organization of this fraternity, it has proceeded on the theory that 
a man out of college was, just as much as ever, a member of his 
chapter. Instead of the familiar terms "active" and "alumnus,** 
Alpha Chi Rho says "Resident Brother" and "Graduate Brother," 
with capital letters. For some years, or perhaps from the begin- 
ning, national dues have been collected from alumni, through 
graduate organizations of the members of each several chapter. 

But this fraternity, at its 1920 convention, levied annual dues 
directly upon its alumni. A payment of $5 yearly included a sub- 
scription to the magazine; or the alumnus might pay $4 and do 
without the magazine. But $4 he must pay or suffer the penalty 
of being regarded as not precisely in good standing. One dollar 
of this amount goes, from the general treasurer, to the graduate 
association of the individual's chapter, and is used principally for 
the publication of alumni letters. . 

After one year's experience, Alpha Chi Rho is able to report 
that 870, or nearly half of the 1,786 alumni, paid the hew dues. 
This seems a good start : there is no guessing what the result may 
be in future years. 

A constitutional amendment which will be proposed at the 
coming Grand Conclave of Kappa Sigma will empower any Con- 
clave to fix the amount of alumni dues. We hasten to remark 
that in our opinion no Conclave is going to do an)rthing rash in 
the matter of pains and penalties. But the condition which con- 
fronts us at present is the present need of an Endowment Fund 
for such uses as the following: 

To assist in building chapter houses. 

To provide scholarship loans for worthy undergraduate 

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members of the Fraternity, in order that they may complete their 
courses of study. 

To maintain the publications of the Fraternity — including not 
only Star and Crescent and Caduceus, but also the Address 
Book, a Catalogue, a Song Book, a History, a Manual. 

How shall the Endowment Fund be increased to a point where 
it will enable the Trustees to meet the needs of the Fraternity?. 
Special gifts and bequests must be invited, of course. But many 
believe that we ought to have a systematic campaign of informa- 
tion, covering the whole Fraternity, together with an opportunity 
for every alumnus to take part in the work by his influence and 
by his contribution. If any workable suggestions in this direction 
are presented at Conclave, no doubt they will have full considera- 

C UPPOSE WE PUT IT in questions and answers. 
^ Q. Mention one great need of the Kappa Sigma Fra- 

A. The need of an adequate Endowment Fund. 

Q. What amount would be "adequate" for present needs ? 

A. While $250,000 might be put to good uses through the 
Endowment Fund Trustees, $100,000 might be regarded as a fair 
beginning, with the larger sum as a goal to be reached within a 
few college generations. 

Q. To what use might the principal of such a Fund, not 
otherwise invested, be put? 

A. Especially, the promotion of chapter 'house building, by 
loans on ample real estate security. 

Q. To what uses might the interest on such a Fund be put? 

A. The establishment of a revolving loan fund for worthy 
students; the establishment of scholarships and of scholarship 
prizes ; the maintenance of the periodical publications, of the Fra- 
ternity; the publication of such works as a history, a complete 
catalogue, a frequently revised address book. 

Q. What is there to show that the alumni of the Fraternity 
would be interested in such objects as these? 

A. The experience of other fraternities, comparable with 
Kappa Sigma in age, numbers and extent. 

Q. Why may the Fraternity not depend upon occasional gifts 
of wealthy brothers, and upon bequests ? 

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A. The comparative youth of many of the alumni of the 
Fraternity makes their possible gifts, in lump sums, small, and 
the prospect of their bequests remote. 

Q. Granting that the interest of alumni may be aroused by 
a statement of the uses to which endowment may at once be put, 
in what manner may their systematic contributions be encouraged ? 

A. By the invitation and opportunity to contribute a reason- 
able sum annually, or a larger sum in one payment or in a small 
number of installments. 

Q. Is there need that such sums, contributed by alumni, 
should be used in large part for the current expense of the Fra- 
ternity's administration ? 

A. There is no such present need. 

Q. What is the present status of the Endowment Fund? 

A. The Endowment Fund, which is in the hands of five com- 
petent brothers as Trustees, now exceeds $10,000. 

Q. What contribution is made by active members to the En- 
dowment Fund ? 

A. Each initiate is assessed $5.00 for the Fund, making a 
total of some $6,000 a year. 

Q. [Does it appear that the nearly 18,000 alumni should be 
able to contribute to the Fund at least an equal amount yearly ? 

A. Yes. 

Q. How? 

A. Three methods are under trial by various fraternities: 
collection through a national campaign under special direction, 
working by states, cities, and towns; collection through graduate 
organizations, composed of the alumni of the individual chapters 
respectively ; collection through and by the national administration 
of the fraternity. 

Q. Is there any other possible method? 

A. The editor of The Caducous has suggested that a tax, 
small on the individual but large in the total, might be collected 
through the existing organization of the active Chapters of Kappa 
Sigma; each Chapter being responsible for the collection of a 
total sum equal to fifty cents a year from each alumnus, or from 
a certain proportion of its alumni ; no Chapter to be responsible 
for more than $100.00 per year. 

Q. Where is the apparent weakness of this plan? 

A. In the executive administration of the active Chapters. 

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Q. What is there to encourage those brothers who shall sit 
in the coming Grand Conclave to attack this entire problem and 
reach its solution, without delay or postponement? 

A. The great good which will result to the Fraternity and to 
all its members from the wise and prudent use, in the immediate 
future, of an increasing Endowment Fund. 

"X A yE WISH to the great horn spoon that more dope like this 
from the spring issue of the BetoMu Booster might get into 
print. It would look mighty well in chapter letters, any time of 
year, to tell the uncolored truth about scholarship and state just 
who were making good and how good they were. Says the 

We aren't saying quite so much about our scholarship record for last 
year — fact is, we slipped a couple of notches in the fraternity scholarship 
comparison for 1919-20, when it was published by Dean Nicholson's office, 
along about the first of the year. Several of the brothers, however, de- 
serve high credit for excellent scholarship. The work of the following 
brothers in particular helped to keep us out of the "cellar" positions in 
the list : McCune, during the year, amassed to his credit in the academic 
college a total of 45 credits and 105 honor points; Raymond Wmslow, in 
the three quarters, gained 53 credits and 107 honor points ; Harder, in the 
two quarters he was in attendance last year, rolled up up to his credit, 
30 credits and 70 honor points ; Bailey gained 74 credits and 112^^ honor 
points; and Paul Walker helped us out to the tune of 49 credits and 66 5^ 
honor points. Brothers McCune and Harder of this studious aggregation 
are still in college and bidding strongly for the * B K key. Who knows ? — 
the editor of the next year's Booster may be able to report Beta-Mu's 
winning of the Scholarship Cup. 

V\rHEN YOU LOOK at the list of Alumni Chapters that 
^^ marches near the head of the procession in the directory 
of the Fraternity, on later pages herein, you will see quite a con- 
stellation of starred Chapters. This does not indicate that these 
are defunct. On the contrary and quite the reverse. These are 
the truly Live Ones that have elected a Conclave delegate and paid 
their annual — in fact, first annual — dues. 

And these are few, and the total number of alumni clubs and 
chapters in Kappa Sigma is small, in comparison with what we 
must and shall soon see. When Alumnus Secretary Perry gets 
his advance proof of the geographical section of the 1921 Address 
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having a population of more or less than 100,000, of groups of 
Kappa Sigmas who need only an invitation to get together. Fred 
J. will issue that invitation, and what follows will follow. 

\\T ITHOUT misgiving Kappa Sigma enters Carnegie Tech, 
^ chartering Opheleum, a group which showed that the real 
stuff was in it when, alone and unaided, it survived war conditions 
and came back strong when some chapters of national fraternities 
were ready to quit. Loyalty and pluck will be the marks of 
Delta-Alpha Chapter so long as it runs true to the form of its 
founders and its early members. New to Kappa Sigma is the 
sensation of having two active Chapters in one city; for old 
Alpha-Omicron, that gave the Fraternity such loyal brothers at 
Transylvania, became inactive the same year that Beta-Nu began 
its career at the University of Kentucky. We expect to see the 
closest fellowship and the most helpful cooperation between 
Gamma-Omega at Pitt and Delta- Alpha at its very near neighbor, 
Carnegie Tech — ^the eighty-eighth and eighty-nin^h on the present 
roll of active Chapters of Kappa Sigma. 

\\T HERE DOES Bro. Elder get his license to pull this Nero 
stuff? asks Freshman Jones, mayhap, after he has read John 
Elder's grippiujg appeal on other pages. 

Then, as gently and privately as we can, we inform Freshman 
Jones that it simply won't do for him not to know the record 
already hung up by Elder, W. and J. '15 ; we get down the bound 
volume of Th^ Caduceus for 1919-1920; we point Bro. Jones to 
the story beginning on page 232 of the December, 1919, issue; 
and we leave the question — ^and Elder's question — with him. 

A STORY that never gets written in full is the story of the 
-^^^ fun and work and trouble and human nature that come the 
editor's way, especially with a job like the 1921 Address Book. 
It is better to leave all such stories unwritten. People want 
results — not processes. 

XT OT A MAN in Kappa Sigma but would enjoy hearing Her- 
^ bert Martin "reminisce" by the hour. Therefore we are 
proud indeed to have secured from the Past W. G. S. the first 
of what we hope is going to be a long series of articles on Kappa 

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Sigma history, and fraternity doings generally, under the title 
chosen by Herbert himself. "As I Remember." It could not 
be bettered. And he is the only man in the Fraternity to do it. 
Short introductions are proper for good things and well-known 
men. Brothers — Brother Martin. 

/^^ REAT changes in the Fraternity in these twenty or forty 
^^ years, do you say, Brother Alumnus? No doubt. Yet now 
and then, among the "actives," even we get a glimpse of some- 
thing which assures us that the same spell that once bound us is 
still potent ; that Bologna still teaches ; that semper has all its old 
meaning ; that the boys still feel the magic of our obligation and 
our brotherhood. It is for us. Brother Alumnus, to see that we 
do not change too much. 

Wl E ARE SURE the Chicago brothers mean to make good 
^ ^ and will make good on their Conclave promises and prog- 
nostications. Which means that we are going to have a meeting 
in July that will be worthy to start our second half century. In 
its business hours the Conclave will have big problems to handle, 
and it will deal with them carefully and thoroughly. And as for 
fellowship and entertainment, we can only repeat the words of 
our expectant hosts : Come early and stay a week. 

T N ADDITION to the fraternity recollections of Bro. Herbert 
Martin, so well begun in this Caduceus, the editor is delighted 
with other "features," long wished for, come at last. "A Kappa 
Sigma Dad," a correct title as far as it goes, conceals the per- 
sonality of a man well known in and out of the Fraternity. And 
our friend and brother "Philhellene" has already placed in our 
hands two more papers continuing the series which began with 
his study of Greek ideals in the April Caduceus. 

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The 192 1 Address Book will be a volume with type page 
4 by 6^ inches — as wide as the Caduckus^ type page, but not 
as long — and with narrow margins, something less than 5 by 7^4 
inches over all. With about 500 pages, on thin, strong paper, in 
a tough, flexible binding which is glued on to stay at least a while, 
the book can be slipped into a coat pocket, nor will it take up 
much room in grip or document case. 

In addition to introductory and tabular matter which there is 
not room to describe here, the Address Book, like the previous 
issue of 1912, will consist of three main divisions. First, with 
three columns to a page, will be found the names of initiates by 
Chapters and by year of initiation. The Chapters are arranged 
in alphabetical order by names of institutions. A section of a 
page in this part of the Address Book looks like this: 



Malcolm Alfred Beeson 
Luther Noble Duncan 
Paul Shields Haley 
William Forney Osborne 
Henry Virgil Reid 
Tames Richard Rutland 
William Watson Rutland 
William Stowe Rutledge 
George Waddell Snedecor 
William Lawson Thornton 
*John Griffin Swanson Jr 
B M Stewart Jr 

Henry Hiden Jr 
George Bridges Foss 
Tames Henderson Childs 
Walter Somerville Going 
Clifford Philip Rutledge 
John Mayer Wilson Jr 
Berner Leigh Shi 


Walter Stanley Childs 
Collin Douglas Clarke Jr 
Roy Worsham Moore 
John Taylor Postell 
Simeon Samuel Black Jr 
Karl Savarv Elebash 
Oliver Phelps Ensign 
Carlton Adams Wilmore 
Edward Chambers Betts 

Luther Dillard Fuller 
Jefferson Cameron Falkner 
Thomas Courtenay Locke 
John James Cater Jr 
Tames Wade Ingram 
Lloyd Berrien Moore 
Samuel Welch Caldwell 
Thomas Malone DeMoss 
Curtis Logan McCoy 
Eugene Leon Caton 
Howell Tatum 
Richard Alva Burleson 
Robert Molton Falkner 

Edmund Brown Campbell 
William Henry Langhorne 

William Jernigan Sanne- 

Jos Wheeler Starkey 
Robert Nelson White 
Edward Frazier Gresham 
Richard Wilmer Griggs ^ 
Paul Lee Woodson 
William Allan Marshall 
Everett Shepherd 
Wallace Screws Pitts 

Werter Shipp Hackworth 
Henry B Ingram 
Francis Constantine Ingram 
Garrard Dent Smith 
John Hadley Scott 
Teptha V Greer 
David Broome VanPelt 
Barclay Augustus Story 
James Gay Nail 
Joseph Henry Hamilton 

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The second main division consists of the alphabetical list of all 
the members of the Fraternity. Using one line across the page 
for each man, it is possible to give name, Chapter, year of gradu- 
ation, or college year of initiation where year of graduation could 
not be learned; occupation; permanent address; and city under 
which business address is to be looked for, if different from th^t 
of the permanent address. In no previous edition of the Address 
Book has more than one address been printed, and that only in 
the alphabetical list. An interrogation point signifies "last known 
address, mail returned." Part of a page of the alphabetical list 
will have this appearance : 

Kier, Porter S, A-Eps init '98-*99, bkpr 5700 Darlington rd Pittsbufgh Pa 

Kies, William S, B-Eps '99, banker Scarborough-on-Hudson N Y (N Y C) 

Kiesel, William F 3d, B-I '17... 2320 Broad ave Altoona Pa 

Kieser, William H, G-Th x'22, exporter Haverstraw N Y (N Y C) 

Kievit, Aaron J, G-Z '22, student 8 York ave Paterson N J 

Kilbon, Ralph G, G-D *16, landsc archt, 334 Franklin st Newton Mass (Charlotte N C) 
Kilbourne, Byron A, A-K '02, pub bus...... 141 Belleville ave Bloomfield N J (N Y C) 

Kilbourne, John W, G init '91-'92, abstractor Monroe La 

Kilby, Oscar, B-S x'06, farmer Pattonville Mo 

Kiley, Frank B, Tau init '11-'12 2503 Rio Grande st Austin Tex 

Kiley, Harry V, Tau init '07-'08, lumber Nacogdoches Tex 

Kilgore, Robert M, A-D x'99, asst mgr sales 6814 Thomas bvd Pittsburgh Pa 

Killarney, Earl, G-Omc '13, sec-tr 717 N 3d st Atchison Kan 

Killeen, Joseph L, S '16, export c W R Grace & Co New Orleans La 

Killen, Harry F, B-Th init '02- '03 ? Howe Ind 

Killiam, Paul R, A-Eps init 'OS-'06, atty 1308 Farmers Bk bdg Pittsburgh Pa 

Killian, James R, Tau init '91-'92, atty 1125 York st Denver Colo 

Killian, Ralph D, B-Chi '10, min and civ eng real est Perryville Mo 

*Killough, Jesse, E init '81-'82 (Died 3-13-1902) Treverton Tenn 

Kilpatric, William S, A-Omg init '98- '99, bank cashr ? Brinkley Ark 

Kilpatrick, Henry G, B-Chi '22, student 524 Kingshighway pk St Louis Mo 

Kilroe, Edward A, G-Eps init 'O5-'06 278 N Main Waterbury Conn 

Kiltz, William C Jr, G-A init '06- '07, lumber ? 130 E 19th st Portland Ore 

Kimball, Charles H 2d, G-Eta '21, student ;....14 Currier rd Lynn Mass 

In the geographical list, the third section of the book, previous 
editions have given only a list of names under towns and cities. 
The forthcoming 1921 book, taking two columns to a page in this 
division, will give name, initials, occupation and business address. 
The usefulness of the last two items, it is believed by the editors, 
will justify the time, labor and expense of presenting the infor- 
mation in this way. A part of the geographical list (the list below 
is incomplete and is not final) will appear in this style: 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Black O atty 503 A ave 

wAc-irT-M-nT/Ma- Boyd GR civ engr Br Pub Rds 

WASHINGTON Boyd WW student 1621 22d 

Adams CH priv sec 147 House Off bdg Bradley MB student Falkstone Cts 

Alden AM maj MC USA Walter Reed Brown TW col inf Gen Staff USA 

hosp Brown WG naval constr 1351 Harvard 

Armbruster CJ investgtr Bur Efficy Bull CH law st 1822 Wyoming 

Ash R student 1903 H nw Burns WC It FA USA c Adj Gen 

Austin CM ofcr USN Navy Dept Calver HN san engr Am Red Cross 

Barbour TS atty Southern bdg Campbell RD lab asst Bur Standards 

Bennett JVB investgtr Bur Efficy Cannon CA parlmntn House Rep 
Bealer WP archt 807 17th nw . Childs BO maj 6th div USA c Adj Gen 

Birdseye CH top engr Geol Sur Chilton RH pat law Pat Off 

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The Address Book will thus be self-indexing in every part, and 
the editors believe that in its familiar features, and in its new 
ones as well, it will stand the test of practical use. By the time 
these lines are read, the issue of the 192 1 book will be a question 
of the work of printers and binders, with nothing now foreseen 
that can prevent its rapid completion. 



District XVII of Kappa Sigma is 
delighted with the appointment of Bro. 
Frederick J. Wettrick (Washington) 
as District Grand Master. The tele- 
gram/ confirming his appointment was 
received while the District was in con- 
clave assembled, at a banquet given at 
the Elks Club, Seattle, November 27, 

The new District Grand Master 
has had former experience, in acting 
for Bro. "Chet" Allen, former D. G. M. 
Bro. Allen, after having creditably 
performed the duties of his office for 
many years, was forced to relin- 
quish his position because of business 

Bro. Wettrick has fully earned his 
present position of honor in Kappa 
Sigma. He was initiated by Beta-Psi 
in 1910. Coming to the University of 
Washington from Valparaiso University with the degrees of B.S. and A.B., 
he graduated with the degrees of M.A. and LL.B. He is aUo a member 
of an honorary legal fraternity, and a past officer of the local chapter. 

After leaving the university, Bro. Wettrick went to Juneau, Alaska, 
where he was president of the board of education for three years, and also 
U. S. mineral surveyor for Alaska. Later, in 1917, he became the junior 
member of the law firm of Wettrick & Wettrick, Seattle. At the entrance 
of the United States into the war he was commissioned a first lieutenant 
of engineers, and on October 12, 1918, assigned to the 403d Engineers 
at Fort Douglas, Utah, then transferred to Camp Humphreys, Virginia. 
Being discharged on the cessation of hostilities, he returned to his law 
practice in Seattle. 

While he was president of the Puget Sound Alumni Association of 
Kappa Sigma, Inc., the campaign for the new chapter house of Beta-Psi 
was started ; and by his capability in nlanagership and consistent application 

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to the task in hand, the campaign was put over. The Chapter moved into 
its new home last fall. 

Beta-Psi knows the qualifications of Fred Wettrick, and congratulates 
District XVII on the appointment of such a man as D. G. M. 

Hugh Ward Lutz. 


The Fourth District Conclave at Richipond, Virginia, April 15 and 16, 
brought together nearly every active man in the District who had a cut to 
spare. There were representatives from > all the eight Chapters to a total 
number of fifty-seven actives. Nobody was able to count the alumni. 

Reports from the various Chapters showed that all were in good con- 
dition financially and socially, and expected to make improvement in schol- 
arship, where there was room for the same. 

District Grand Master Peachy presided over the sessions, which were 
held at the Jefferson, Richmond. Greetings were sent by telegraph to Bro. 
^ Herbert Martin and to Mrs. Stanley Martin. Matters of business and 
fraternity policy received earnest consideration, and Beta-Beta team gave a 
model initiation in good style. Beta-Beta Chapter also looked out for the 
entertainment of the Conclave, arranging a banquet at the Jefferson, an 
automobile trip around Richmond, and a dance at the Woman's club, at 
which fifty couples were present. The hearty thanks of all the brothers 
from outside were accorded to the entertaining Chapter, and it was the 
wish of all that future Conclaves in the Fourth District might be as 
successful in every way. 


[The meeting of the S. E. C. in New York City, April 14 to 16, was 
a fine fraternal get-together, as all such meetings are, as well as a time 
for concentration on the business of the Fraternity. Apart from details, 
its spirit is conveyed in this story of the reception which one of the Big 
Brothers enjoyed in one of Kappa Sigma's capitals, while on his way to 
New York.— Ed.] 

Sterry Lamson, our W. G. P., arrived in Denver Monday afternoon, 
April 11, accompanied by D. G. M. Rollie Bradford and Eddie Scott, with 

their views on the application of the X local which is petitioning Kappa 

Sigma for a charter. Sterry's report to us was: *lf there is a single 

person in X who knows anything agcCinst these boys, he certainly hid 

out while we were there." 

As soon as Sterry could be pried loose from the reception committee, 
Wilbur Denious took him to the chapter house at Golden at record-breaking 
speed. Once Wilbur shouted to those in the back seat, "Did that man have 
a badge?" We had just passed a blur at the roadside. The answer was, 
"No, but he had a shovel." 

The party saw the wonderful fireplace of Gamma-Gamma ; ate .some of 
Sandy's unbeatable cherry pie; the W. G. P. complimented the men upon 

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having paid off all their outstanding indebtedness and living in a home 
upon which the Chapter did not owe a cent, — and then hurried back to 
the University Club at Denver, where a notable gathering awaited him. 

Every District Grand Master who has served Kappa Sigma in this 
district was present : Wilbur Denious, Judge James R. Killian, Charles F. 
Morris and Rollie Bradford. Also present were "Lo" Linville and Eddie 
Scott, officers of the Denver Alumni Chapter ; Reimer Espy, Elmer Brock, 
Jud Haynes, Monte Smith, Frank Fetzer, Clarence Jackson, Rex Yeager, 
Billie Eaton, and a representative from each of the active Chapters — Pen- 
dleton from Beta-Omicron, Dwight Skinner from Beta-Omega, Crawford 
from Gamma-Gamma, and Lawrence Card from Gamma-Tau. After a 

good dinner and a discussion of the visit to the X local, and finding 

out that the sentiment was unanimous that a charter be granted, a poll was 
taken, and it was found that there would be at least nine members of 
Beta-Omicron Chapter at the Chicago Conclave. 

A hurried visit was made to the regular meeting of Beta-Omicron, at 
which the W, G. P. made an able address, which will be remembered by 
the active members for a long time. Sterry was permitted to gaze upon 
the Attendance Cup, which has become the permanent property of Beta- 
Omicron Chapter, and after an interesting reception, he barely caught the 
train and departed to meet with the S. E. C. W. R. E. 



If you read the April number of The Caduceus, you perhaps noticed 
Bro. Farr's challenge: "Is there magic in the name, 'Colorado'? The 
brothers of Beta-Omega seem to think so, at least/* Well, we men of 
Beta-Omega most assuredly do think so! It is because we live here and 
know the wonders that nature has so lavishly showered upon us, espe- 
cially in the Pike's Peak Region, Colorado Springs, the Playground of 
America. And we want yoii, all you Kappa Sigma brothers, to know it, 
too. That is why we want the 1923 Grand Conclave held here; that is 
why we want you to allow us to be hosts so that we can show you what 
we have and give you the greatest pleasure thereby. We want you here, 
not only because we are tremendously proud of what we have to offer, but 
because we want you to come where you will receive greatest pleasure and 
benefit from the National Conclave. And here is the place! 


It is useless for me to describe to you the wonders we have; these 
beauties bankrupt the English language! Let me tell you that seven na- 
tional conventions were held here last summer within two weeks. Doesn't 
that prove our point? Why do they come? Look at our weather reports— 
Colorado Springs is always enjoying delicious coolness while the rest of 
the world swelters. That's why it is a Mecca for tourists, especially in 
the summer, though it is always delightful the year around. And you 
simply can't get that good old fraternity spirit when your collar looks like 

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a crippled dishrag, and your face is shining, not with brotherly love, but 
with drops of sweat. You can't take a lively, sincere interest in a Conclave 

or anything else as long as that d heat is the biggest thing in your 

existence. Infernal at the time. Of course not! So — why not come ib 
Colorado, where it's always cool, always beautiful? 

Look at that picture of the Pike's Peak Auto Highway. Do you see 
that snow? It's always there, and you can have a grand old snowball fight 
in the middle of July! No, you won't freeze to death out here. This is 
above timber line, on the Pealc. Of course, if you do want to get hot, you 

might try scaling the Peak to the snow beds, on your own ppwer. But 
you don't have to go up on your own power if you don't want to.. It's a 
great lark to climb old Pike's, but you'd best be acclimated first. You 
might just as well go up on the Highway in a comfortable car, your own, 
if you choose ; you might try that famous Cog Road, where you rise higher 
and higher with a soothing, ka-bump, ka-bump, little chimmie motion; or 
you might try one of our Rocky Mountain canaries — not quite so com- 
fortable ! Co up, anyway. It's mighty close to heaven — here's your big 
chance! How many, please? 

nature's art GAI^I^ERY and PI.AYGR0UND 

But Pike's Peak isn't all. Goodness, no! We've got a million things 
here to show you. Did you ever hear of that wondrous Cave of the Winds, 

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with its perfect stalactites and stalagmites, its petrified water-falls (no kid- 
ding, honest! that's a fact), its Inferno, where nature has twisted her own 
tail ? At the Gateway of the Garden of the Gods, the rocks are vermillion ; 
the mountains seen through it are blue, green, purple, and the Peak is 
white. Show mc a more wonderful scene with a greater inspiring variety 
of color! Come with me to the Mesa and look through the Gateway. 
Come with me to the Cliff Dwellings, where is the ancient, ruined home 
of an Indian race now gone. It's an education. You see, fellows, we don't 
want to give you just empty pleasure -*- you'll get something of real value. 
All we ask is the chance to prove it. 

Come with me to Seven Falls, where a beautiful cascade seems to 
cling like a restless silken veil to the cliffs as it drops from crag to crag. 
Come up Cheyciine Mountain, which ail aftists agree is the most beaittiful } 
mountain not above timberline thz^ they have ever seen, and follow this i 
old stage-road to Cripple Creek, tlie most famous gold-mining camp in the ■ 
world. As we walk along, looking 'down, down on the tall pines and see; 
that little thread of pure water a thousand feet below, can't you hear in , 
the silence the rattle of the old stage-coachfes ? Hark! a shot! Confusion,.: 
a hold-u^ tl|e dt^l^ai^d th^e smoke — no, it's all a vision of what once 
occur^d l^J-e. X»et*s try and scale the Devil's Horn; it's been done once. I 

Railroads, traijis,^auta roads, all marvels of engineering, will take you 
anywhere you want to go. Five main railroad? run into Colorado Springs. ' 
You caa conie at any iiour you choose. You can also leave any minute 
you choose.'* But you Won't.,yrant to leave. 

, ^ - ^ -^ GIHXS AS WELIv AS SCEN^RV: 

But oui" srttractions aren'lf all in the hills. No, that's just a part 
Haven'f you heard that the Burns Theatre is one of the most beautiful in 
the United States ?., 'Yes> there's every metropolitan attraction. . Of course 
you'vl hqardof the Antlers -hotel — and the Broadmoor. The Broadmoor 
is acteiowledged as one of the finest resort hotels in the world. There 
is where ^we' of Beta-Omega will entertain yow with the finest dance you 
ever Attended. And we'll find you the keenest date ever. There's just one 
trouble with Colorado Springs, There are too many attractive girls — it's 
a terrible job^to choose. 

Have we a convention hall? Surely. We have everything here, I tell 
you, except the ocean, and we've got lakes, swimming pools, and mineral 
baths. We'll lend you some salt and stir up the pool if you insist. Yes, 
the new City Auditorium bids fair to be just what you want for the Con- 
clave. You'll have to speak early, for other conventions are headed this 
^ay — even for 1923. We have ample accommodations for all of you, at 
all prices, from the Broadmoor to "farming out" with some of the town 
men, who'll be mighty glad to help keep down your expense by being your 
hosts while you're here. And yet we haven't mentioned the fraternity 
home. You know what it looks like — a nice, large house, right opposite 
the college ; there was a cut of it in last June's Caduceus. There is nothing 

One thing more — have you ever stood on the tip of a lofty moimtain, 

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high above a sea of clouds, and seen a rose-colored sun rise in the gorgeous 
east? Have you ever seen that blue sea of cloud change to a molten mass 
of gold and orange, stretching out and out, all around you, like some vast 
lava lake? Have you ever seen that sea shift its colors, break, melt away, 
and finally disclose the hills and plains thousands of feet below? That 
little peak that peers through the clouds below you is only eleven thousand 
feet high. . . . 

The romance of the West, the advantages of the East, the fairness of 
the South and the coolness of the North are all calling and beckoning 
to you Kappa Sigmas to come to Colorado Springs for the 1923 Grand 
Conclave. Charles Monroe Heath (Colorado College), 

Averages for the First Semester of 1920^1921 have been published 
at the University of Illinois. Straight A's would give an average of 5. 
The figures most interesting to our readers follow. All but 9 of the 44 
national fraternities stood above 3. 

Highest professional. Farm House, Agricultural 4.062 

Highest national, Alpha Kappa Lambda 3.555 

• Highest local, Chi Beta 3.449 

Senior class : . 3.412 

Junior class 3.341 

Nonfraternity 3.222 

All men 3.201 

Fraternity 3.172 

Lowest professional, Alpha Rho Chi, Architecture 3.130 

Sophomore class 3.092 

Kappa Sigma (30th of 44 nationals) 3.028 

Freshman class 2.998 

Lowest local, Anubis 2.740 

Lowest national, Alpha I^i Alpha 2.620 

The Sorority Handbook (Mrs. Ida Shaw Martin, author and pub- 
lisher, 5 Cobden St., Boston : $2.00) has reached its seventh edition. Ever 
since its beginning, in 1905, it has covered its field with thoroughness that 
leaves nothing to be desired. There are introductory chapters on the higher 
education of women; the evolution of the sorority system; the mission of 
the sorority. If one did not know that in this country the higher education 
of women is mostly coeducation, such an inference would follow from the 
statement — preface, page vi — that of the 107 colleges where chapters of 
national sororities exist, there are but eight that are for women only — 
Adelphi, Brenau, Florida, Goucher, Hollins, Hunter, Newcomb and Ran- 
dolph-Macon. That is, about half the colleges where fraternities are found 
admit women and men on equal terms ; while the few outstanding colleges 
for women alone — their names and rank are familiar enough — have never 
been opened to the national sororities. 

Following these introductory chapters — the third of which, on "the 
mission of the sorority," is positively tremendous in the power of its argu- 

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ment — we find historical and statistical matter coticerning twenty natidnal 
academic, twelve professional, and three junior college sororities, and eight 
honorary societies, of which two are for women only. Information is 
given, also, concerning the Association of Collegiate Alnmnae, the Southern 
Association of College Women, and the Carnegie Foundation. Statistics 
of the sorority colleges, and a list, with statistical information, of the men's 
general fraternities, complete the book: The names of the national officers 
of each sorority are given; and the rolls of chapters are arranged, not in 
order of foundation, but alphabetically by names of colleges. This is much 
the more convenient order for nineteen out of twenty who may refer to 
the book. 

Altogether the Sorority Handbook is a piece of workmanship approach- 
ing perfection, including such a mass of statistical material as could be 
gathered, checked, sifted, only with great labor. Like its big brother 
"Baird," it is a labor of love, it occupies its field alone, and in its field it 
is indispensable. 

We're Incorporatkd in Nebraska, and so are aibout fifty other frater- 
nities. That's as sure as a gun's iron. The Nebraska legislature did it. 
Who asked for it? That we do not know. House Bill 240 of the recent 
session amended previous laws concerning incorporation of secret, fra- 
ternal, benevolent or charitable orders, so as to include, it seems, every 
fraternity, sorority or local at the state university. The bill as originally 
introduced even included Theta Nu Epsilon, but that came out in the wash. 
The bill provides that the "state, grand, supreme or national" "orders, 
lodges, organizations, societies or other bodies issuing charters," etc., etc., 
"together with each and every subordinate lodge ... be and the same 
are hereby made and declared corporations within the state." It makes 
little difference, perhaps, that Kappa Sigma is by this act incorporated in 
Nebraska. But it may make a lot of difference to Alpha-Psi Chapter. 
That Chapter may now sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded. If we 
were a chapter at Nebraska we'd take pains to settle all bills promptly. And 
it is our earnest advice to the Kappa Sigmas at Nebraska that they main-; 
tain their house-owning corporation separate and distinct from the active 
Chapter. Any other plan would lead straight to trouble. A separate cor- 
poration must own the house and lease it to the Chapter. Don't monkey 
with this new gift of automatic incorporation. 

Where Did Little Sister Come From is a question which used to 
be avoided. In the same spirit, college authorities formerly pussyfooted 
on the whole question of fraternities. It was "Oh no, we never mention 
them, their name is never heard." We are well past all that now; but the 
frankest and most engaging statement we've ever seen, coming officially 
from a college, is quoted by the Emerald of Sigma Pi from No. 197 of the 
Bulletin of the State University of Iowa. We would like to have every 
freshman read it. This is it: 

Wherever man is, he delights in "flocking together." According to his 

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tastes and sympathies, it is societies, or lodges, or clubs. In this respect 
the university student differs little from his elders. Fraternities, sororities, 
societies, clubs, teams, classes, and leagues are formed in considerable num- 
bers. If there be any difference between these and the organizations of 
the "outer world," the former are usually of the higher grade. 

The good and the bad of fraternities Have long been a subject of 
argument, often more heated than enlightening. The university condones 
nothing that is prejudicial to good scholarship or high character, and it 
believes that on the whole a fraternity exercises a salutary influence. Ties 
between its members are strong, and the encouragement to live right is 
marked. Instances of deviation from rectitude are not unknown; neither 
are they in other groups of men ; and the fraternity is a unit particularly 
susceptible to supervision. Of their own accord the fraternities exact stand? 
ards of scholarship and right living, in cooperation with the faculty, while 
their function in "knocking off the rough edges" is not an imaginary one. 
Membership in a fraternity or a sorority is valued as a source of pleasure 
and benefit. Not unnaturally it is sometimes overestimated in its relation 
to collegiate happiness and success. Either membership or non-membership 
should be accepted complacently, and not as of too great import. In the 
long run honors go to the deserving. 

RjeviEwERS Have Spoken highly of both contributors to "Turn About 
Tales" (Century Co.), by Cale Young Rice (Cumberland) and Alice Hegan 
Rice. They say: American writers have been distinctive as narrators of 
the short story, but few, if any, volumes of such stories have recently been 
published in this country equal to "Turn About Tales." — Mr. Rice has 
written well — so well as to justify prediction that he will, if he elect to 
do so, achieve greater distinction as a short story writer than as a poet. 
His "Lowry," "Francella" and "Aaron Harwood," to cite a few of the 
stories, meet the test of artistic stories. — Both writers portray, in their best 
vein, a consummate though distinctive skill in analyzing and delineating 
human conditions and experience. — Those who have read Mr. Rice's poetry 
will find his dramatic genius manifest in these stories. — Mrs. Rice's humor 
and pathos combine well with Mr. Rice's mastery of diction and deep 
human understanding. — Mr. Rice has grappled with the constructive prob- 
lems of his time, so one finds them without surprise in this newly adopted 
vehicle. Three of his stories have a realism as relentless as Chekov's. It 
goes without saying that his stories are technically admirable. 

More Useful Than a Dress Form in the editor's family, we hope, 
may prove this Kappa Alpha recipe for Bavarian cream. It's due to the 
wife of a noted K A. Overcome your prejudices, yield to interfraternity 
comity and try it : "Hull a box of strawberries and bruise them in a cup 
of powdered sugar. Rub this through a sieve and mix them with a pint 
of whipped cream and one and one-half ounces of gelatine. Pour into a 
mold previously oiled and place on ice until firm. Turn into a dish and 
serve with whipped cream." 

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Left to right, back row: George M. Hayes, Bruce F. Powrie, Walter 
D. Smith, Edward P. Geary, Wilfred D. Himes, William G. Pennypacker 
III, Logan T. Johnston, Howard R. Donley. Second row : Paul S. Allen, 
George M. Murphy, William C. Albertson, Harry W. McCaw, Robert A. 
Smith, Lewis U. Mansfield, Jr., Lincoln T. Young, Alan R. Patterson, 
Stuart P. Smith. Third row: John E. Hess, James E. King, William H. 
Oakley, Holmes W. Lynn, William E. Bikle, Richard W. Arnold, George 
S. Merts. Front row: Samuel E. Dyke, Harry F. Peterson, James A. 
Robertson, Earl F. Brown, Seth M. MacDonald. 

We Like To Tei,i. some old stories; among them, the story of what 
Whistler said, years ago, about a scheme to hold an art exhibition in San 
Francisco. He said he viewed it with an equanimity bordering on indiffer- 
ence. This is just how we feel when we read the news that antifraternity 
regulations have been repealed at Michigan Ag and Drake and other places. 
These institutions flourished for years without national fraternity chapters, 
and the fraternities flourished too. We hope no one will now do anything 

These Government Bui.i.etins are always opening new fields of knowl- 
edge for us. Last month Bro. Waugh told us how and when to prune the 
lilacs. Now the extension department of O. S. U. tells us how to make a 
dress form. The patient must wear a snugly fitting undervest and all the 
rest of the family must gather around to cover it with $30 worth of picture 
binding laid on crossways. Slit up front and back and you have it. 

Endowments Yiei^ding Substantiai. Scholarships have recently been 
received, from devoted alumni, by Phi Gamma Delta at Maine and by Beta 
Theta Pi at Amherst. We shall have more to tell about these later. The 
Phi Gamma Delta thinks so well of the prospect for more such gifts as to 
say that to impose an alumni tax would be to kill the goose that laid the 
golden tgg. 

The Best Chinaman now going in fiction is Lee Fu Chang, creation 
and property of Lincoln Colcord (Maine). He has appeared in one long 
story and several short ones ; most recently, in the American Magazine for 
April and May. Gentleman, scholar, fatalist ; unselfish, unf earing, con- 
stant : Lee Fu is an ornament to the craft of fiction and a man j^ou would 
like to know. Also Colcord can write about the sea. 

For the Luva Mike — which is a phrase we just caught from our 
favorite sport writer — don't send those 125 unstitched, unbound, un- 
trimmed, unscented, uncensored copies of your Chapter Alumni Letter to 
the CaducEUS editor. Send them to the w. k. W. G. S.— Dr. J. S. Ferguson, 
330 West 28th, New York City. 

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/'dedicated to ai,l greeks of AI.I, colleges" 

[Editor's Note.— The following papers, under the above title, appeared 
at intervals during 1919-1920 in the Delta of Sigma Nu, over the signa- 
ture "Araco." Some of them have been previously reprinted in The Star 
AND Crescent. But the Kappa Alpha Theta editor has brought them all 
together, and we believe it well worth while — with thanks and acknowledg- 
ments to both of our contemporaries — to reprint the whole dozen.] 

I Picking Your Man 

A fraternity, like every producer, is in the nature of a machine. What 
comes out of it is governed by what goes into the hopper. You have to 
have good grist to have a good product. • 

Not always the best flour comes from the wheat that looks tallest and 
most graceful growing in the field. You can't make a good fraternity man 
out of mere appearances. You wouldn't buy a knife because of its pretty 
handle; you'd find out first if it were good steel. 

But that doesn't mean that the rough diamond always carries away the 
palm. A fraternity is not a reformatory; it can npt devote its activities 
exclusively to smoothing off corners. Two rough diamonds in a dozen 
men of breeding may leaven the whole mass and become splendid repre- 
sentative college men themselves. Two "flossy" boys in a crowd of rough- 
and-ready s will have an infernal time of it. 

The thing to look for is quality. Look for toleration above all. Look 
for the man who readily admits that a different way is not necessarily an 
inferior way. Look for ambition. Get the man who, when wrong, knows 
he is wrong and wants to be set right. 

Dodge the lazy man, the loud bluffing man, the strictly frivolous man, 
and the man who makes fun of other people and other ways. Get on to 
the difference between the shy man and the stupid man. 

Get the man who's proud of something beside himself. But don't ctoss 
off the man who believes in his own ability. He may be right. See if he 
gets results. 

Don't judge a man by his smile, or his hand-shake, or his taste in ties, 
or his pull with the girls. Some of us don't know how to swing these 
details right, but we'll learn. 

Get quality in your grist. 

II Rushing Your Man 

Rushing is salesmanship. It is giving something the other man wants, 
for something he has which you want — to your mutual profit. Rushing 
is not fishing. It is not a question of pulling any one in. 

Size up your man. Find out what he likes to see in his fraternity; 
then trot out what you've got in that line. Don't lie. He'll find it out 
later, and be sore, and you'll lose his efforts. 

Don't impress upon him that you're doing an act of charity in bid- 

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ding him. He may value himself just enough to resent charity. But don't 
clamor too loudly for him, and. offer too many inducements. He may 
conclude that he is too good for the crowd. 

Find one man in your house who is his sort — (be sure to have one 
man of every sort, within the limits of congeniality) and put that man to 
getting close to him. Tell him a fraternity won't appeal to him by itself, 
if he is the kind of man you want. Don't advertise how much you spent 
on your last dance. That means Work, and Ambition, and Helping, and 
Being Helped. 

Don't knock the other crowds. Admit freely that the difference lies 
largely in personnel. Tell him it is merely a question of whether he likes 
this particular group of individuals, or not. Don't boast about your million- 
aires — nor your campus political machine. Make the point that you can 
help him get the best results for his efforts — if he furnishes the efforts. 

Send him to the faculty for reference. Tell him zvhy you joined this 
fraternity, and why you are glad now that you did. 

When you bid him, give him time; but not too much time. Then close 
the bid definitely. It's a business proposition and has a date of expiration. 
Tell him how much it will cost him — unless he's so well lined he does not 
care. Don't wait for him to ask; he may not think it is good etiquette. 

State your proposition, offer what you have, and get a prompt, honest 
and definite answer. 

HI RiTUAi^s AND Your Share 

First impressions are everything in most walks of life. If you are 
received into a group in a way that makes you feel your reception amounts 
to something, your enthusiasm will be thefe; if not, it won't. 

You take a man into the fraternity through the ceremony of a ritual. 
To him it comes as a new thing ; he has not had a dozen read to him during 
the month; its novelty has not been brushed off. Remember that when 
you have to initiate a man. Thi^ is the first time he has really ^en the 
inside of the fraternity; make sure that that first impression is the very 
best you can give him. 

The ritual belongs to all of you, but it belongs most to the man who 
is receiving it. If it seems serious and symbolic to you, it will seem so to 
him. He has come to your fraternity in good faith ; do not offer him a 
travesty in return for a genuine article. 

The ritual means something to every good fraternity brother. Not 
simply its words and picturesque observances, but the spirit in which it 
was given to the fraternity, and what it stands for in that it officially adds 
a new man to the legion. The ritual suffers from being delivered sloppily 
by brothers who are too lazy to learn their share thoroughly. No ritual 
read from a printed book can represent the feeling a group should have 
on receiving a new man. 

The brothers who have parts in the ritual should take it up in detail 
and understand thoroughly what they are trying to express. It's thankless 
work, sometimes, particularly if you have to read through half a dozen 
rituals, each a copy of the other, in an evening. But — you have worked 

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to get your man, and you expect him to be of service to you when he is 
in. It is bad business to do all but the final service, and then slump on 
that. What a new man sees the older brethren thinking of the fraternity, 
he will think of it himself. If he notes that they smooth it all over in the 
easiest, most careless way, he will think the whole thing of little matter. 

Every reading of the ritual must be a first time, for you ; it must have 
the freshness and individuality of a first, extempore welcome. 

The brothers who do not take part in the ritual, but who compose the 
remainder of the meeting : a word to them. Because you have no word to 
say, does not mean that you are to lounge in chairs, go to sleep, converse 
whisperingly, or work calculus problems behind another's back. It is old 
stuff for you, but it was new and vivid once. Remember the other man; 
it is new to him — you owe him the best youVe got. Turn in and see that 
it goes as you would have had it go when you were initiated. Remember 
the little slips you noted when you came in, and see that they do not happen 
for this man to see. 

Give your new man a true, sincere welcome and start him on the way 
right. If he is worth getting, he is worth being given the best you have. 
Only by giving the best, have you any right to ask his best. 

IV Getting the "Odd" Man 

A fraternity chapter is a collection of different members, not a dozen 
of eggs, each exactly the counterpart of the other. The man who is just 
like everybody else is almost certain to be an imitator — neither himself 
nor the real thing. A fraternity made up qi imitators can not go ahead. 

All through life, the man who comes out on top is the man who pos- 
sesses personality. Personality is what makes YOU. If you lose your 
personality and sink into the mass, you are one of the mob. We do not 
need to have militaristic uniformity of mind to get results, and facilitate 
direction of forces. 

Among your freshmen you will find some who are "odd." These are 
the "different" men. EHfference does not mean inferiority. It is merely 
another way of accomplishing the same processes. 

When you find a man is "different," go after him. He has enough 
backbone to hold his own in the crowd of the campus ; he will be a strong 
chapter man, if you handle him right. Find out what he thinks about 
things. Find out how he prefers to be handled. Deal with him according 
to his makeup, not according to your own laid down rules. 

Choose the man already in, who is most like him; who has the same 
tastes. Set that man on his trail. Men are held to fraternity allegiance' 
most strongly by the friendship of a particular man. Find out what your 
man wants to do in life, and show him that you think; it is a great line 
of work. Treat him as he wants to be treated. If he wants to be let alone, 
let him alone. If he wants a professional glad-hand, give it to him. Make 
him see that the chapter will back him in getting what he wants out of the 
college life, and he will back the chapter in giving to college what he can. 

Don't try to hammer him into a pattern. 

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The crowd which is patient, which tries to see the man's point of view, 
will never have any trouble in matters of cooperation, loyalty, or finance. 

Remember, the biggest men in history are the ones who have had the 
strongest friends, and the bitterest enemies. 

Pick the rare specimens for your chapter. You will not then go wrong. 

V Winning Father Over 

If you pledge a man whose Dad is against fraternities, barken. Dad 
has not been a college man ; or he is a strong member of another crowd. 
Dad will have to be shown. 

Send your best man to him. Don't talk up the crowd; ask him to 
come and spend a day with you. Let him see for himself. 

Get him with you; find out his business interests. Introduce the man 
in your crowd who is interested ifi the same thing. 

Introduce the rest of the fellows to him ; give him a bed in the house, 
if he can stay, and let him taste the life. 

After he has had a taste of things, then talk up the crowd to him. 

Tell him you like the boy; that he is your sort; that you want him. 

Ask one of the faculty down to meet him. He will listen to a prof, 
as to a specialist. Get the prof, to tell him of the part the chapter life 
plays in college. 

Get an alumnus, the older the better, to talk to him. But do your 
talking in your own place. Dad needs the right background for a good 

Show him how well you understand his son. Don't tell him you do, 
because he won't believe you.' He thinks no one understands the boy, but 
himself. Show him how the son strikes you. Tell him that is the sort 
of chap your chapter wants. 

Then summon up your nerve. 

Ask him if he will, himself, put the button on the boy for you! 

VI Opinions in Meeting 

A meeting is held to talk over projects, and plans for unity in action. 
There are no freshmen, no sophomores, no upperclassmen in a meeting. 

A chapter is a republic; each has an equal vote and voice. 

Don't listen exclusively to your campus heroes in matters of busi- 
ness. Because a man is a crack basketball player, is no sign that he is 
an authority on human nature or finances. Similarly because a man is a 
freshman, is no sign he has no ideas of value. 

Don't fall into the rut of sitting back and voting for whatever your 
chief luminary thinks it well to do. Think for yourself, each one. But 
think largely; don't be prejudiced from some personal factor. 

When a subject is under discussion, ask different silent men what they 
think about it. Don't call for volunteer speeches. Ask the men directly. 
Don't let two or three wordy brothers run away with all the deliberations. 
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Listen to everyone; even though their opinion may sound foolish to 
you. Respect a man's point of view. If he was worth taking in, he is 
worth listening to, always. 

Your shy freshman may be a gold mine of ideas, if you make him 
feel you want to hear him. Judge a man's ideas by the results he has got 
in framing his own life, thus far. 

Don't argue ; no one was ever convinced by argument, ever. 

Don't grow personal; don't knock; don't wax sarcastic. Don't hurt 
a man's pride. Show up all sides of the question, and then leave it to a 
vote just what to do. 

Be willing to support the decision of the majority; and expect the 
rest to do the same. 

Remember that you can not judge the works of a watch by its case. 

Remember that there are unsounded depths of value in every man. 
Many only await the opportunity, to produce the gold that is theirs, 

Gwe every man a share in your action. Don't wait for him to grab 
it or struggle for it; there may be too much work attached to it for him 
to long for it. 

Make every man think he is being depended on, not by telling him so 
merely, but by letting his voice be heard. 

One hundred per cent cooperation is one hundred per cent efficiency. • 

Not a single crowd on the campus can beat one hundred per cent 

VII "Can't Study in the House" 

When you ally yourself to a chapter on the campus, the chapter house 
becomes your local home. It is not a place of amusement, like a movie, 
nor like the corner soda store. It is a place for all the things you'd 
normally do at home. Therefore, in brief, it is a place for play, and a 
place for work. 

Your interest in the bunch, and in the house, depends solely upon 
the number of things you do in common with the other men. If you do 
only half the things you might do, with them, your interest is only 50 
per cent efficient. It's up to you to make it 100 per cent. Therefore, you 
must play there as well as work ; you must study there as well as play. 

It is easy enough to play there, but how about work? For work we 
need cooperation, atmosphere, and materials. Of these the second is the 
most important. But we'll take them up in order. 

"Cooperation" — You can't expect to be helped by other men unless 
they believe you need it. Nor can you help them unless you see them 
studying alone with much effort and little success. To know your mutual 
needs you must be together when you work. You must be with a man to 
be handy to answer the casual question — ^not always somethmg which the 
other man can look up for himself, like "what's the French for *happy'?" 
But questions about method and procedure, which you can answer because 
you, too, are covering the work, or have done it before. Therefore, do 
your studying in the house, as much as possible. 

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"Atmosphere" — ^To make studying possible, there must be a conducive 
set of surroundings. If the house is so arranged, architecturally, have a 
separate large room for studying, where quiet must be the rule, and where 
when you are not actually concentrating, there are few incidentals to dis- 
tract your attention. Don't choose a room looking out upon the busy 
street, or into the coed's rendezvous. Don't select someone's room with 
magtazines, posters, cups, pictures, etc. within easy reach of the eye. Choose 
a study and make it a study. Then, have the rest of the house quiet. 
From morning until eight-thirty at night, the house can be free and gay. 
(Yet even then, the study must be immune from intrusion by the casual 
visitor, the idle man, or the conferring committeemen.) During the day 
the greater part of the house activity can be shut out by the mere closing 
of the door. After 8 :30, there should be quiet in the house. In a strictly 
academic college, where there is not much mathematical or scientific work 
to do, the time after 8 :30 is sufficient. In technical schools, you may have ' 
to start the lull at 8. 

If there are friendly conversations, card games, etc. for those who 
chance to be free from work on hand, keep these downstairs, in the main 
rooms. Discourage social visits to your sleeping rooms, if you also study 
there. I knew a man once who took refuge in the bath room and, wrapped 
in blankets for comfort, studied in the bath tub— because there was some 
seclusion. It is well to have a sign to hang on your door — ^"Studying, Keep 
Out," or, for other less stringent times the reverse side might read : "Open 
for Conversation." 

Remember that just not playing the piano does not constitute making 
the fit atmosphere for work. Skylarking, loud laughter, etc. are just as 
harmful to concentration. The most important thing you have to do in 
college, is to stay in college. This cannot be done except by study. Make 
the right atmosphere for work. 

"Materials" — Have good lights, roomy, comfortable desk space, and 
a chair which is comfortable without being soporific. The Morris chair 
for required reading in English or philosophy is comfortable, but demoral- 
izing. It's too easy to lay aside a dull book and fall asleep. Have as good 
a library of text books as you can afford. The men who do not have to 
sell the books from a completed course should give them to the house. 
Have a good atlas, and a good, even if cheap, encyclopedia. You can buy 
the latter on time, and charge each man a dime every time he wants to 
consult it. He will pay the dime rather than walk to the college library. 
The dime goes on the bill of the publisher. 

Remember, it depends on you whether Freshman Smith can study in 
the house or not. If he can't, then Dad Smith will not let him live at 
the house, and it's your fault, not Smith's. Remember, a wiseacre once 
said that the only sure way to get anybody to do the right thing was to 
make it pleasanter and easier than doing the wrong thing. You won't have 
trouble in getting the men to study in the house if you make it the easiest 
and pleasantest thing to do. 

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VIII Giving "Class" to the Chapter 

A motor car salesman will tell you that, in general, one car is just 
about as good as another. What makes one more desirable than another 
is because it has more "class." The same is good to apply to chapters. 
The ideal chapter should have "class." Now by that is not meant that 
the brethren should spend all their allowances on "kollege klothes," or 
own their own motors, or give a dance every Saturday night. It does 
not mean that the chapter house should be furnished in Elizabethan oak, 
with stained glass windows in the lounging room. 

It means that the chapter must, in its surroundings and conduct, be 
what is commonly known as "well-bred." Nothing "prissy" about the 
personnel; nothing extravagant about the furnishings. You must look 
back and recall what being a "college man" meant to your layman's eyes 
before you came to the campus. Your idea of it was embodied in certain 

Personnal appearance — it seems hardly necessary to remind a man 
who is supposed to be a disciple of education, on such matters. But un- 
fortunately it is, at times. We cannot all be Apollos, but we can keep 
hair trimmed, clean shaven; wear clean linen, bathe often and keep neat 
and clean hands. The nails of many a sophomore deny the known fact 
that he came from a careful, middlenrlass family. 

Scrupulous cleanliness in the house. Disorder? Yes, when a room 
is being lived in. The necessary disorder, not old maid fussiness. But — 
hang up your clothes ; hang up your bathrobes ; fold up your newspapers ; 
put ashes and cigarette butts into proper receptacles. Keep waste paper, 
used card scores, etc, in the waste basket Don't rumple it up and drop it 
into a comer, or into a prize cup on the mantel, nor into a table drawer. 
Keep soiled collars and unworn ties off the dressers. See that the towels 
are kept off the floor, and that received and read mail is not left strewn 
on tables and desks. See that the servants keep the dirt off the floor. 
You'd do all these things at home, if you have been well-bred. .Don't 
corrupt decent manners of new men by slovenliness. 

Don't sit in the windows looking out, with your hat on. You are 
only John Jones, not a millionaire member of the Union League club. 
Passersby won't think it's a whim or carelessness. They'll merely con- 
clude that your fraternity doesn't know any better. 

Have the meals served rightly. Have clean table linen, and keep the 
napkins clean, and (this may seem uncalled for) furnish napkins. Re- 
member, part of your job is to teach the hick how things are done by 
civilized people, and all these things are by no means included in class- 
room courses. Don't throw the food at the men in vats. At least three 
hours (one-eighth) of your day is spent in eating. Make those three hours 
an activity for men, not for animals. 

Do these things yourself, and delegate someone with tact to get the 
odd men to observe the same precautions. Don't do it by "ragging," or 
humilating a man, or hurting his feelings. Don't do it in public. Do it 

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as one who knows what the chapter stands for, talking to one who may 
not know. And let the upperclassmen be an example. No necessity for 
formality, nor reserve, nor stiffness. Act just as you would -at home, or 
in the home of one of your brethren, if he took you home for Thanks- 

Remember, that the only excuse a chapter can have for being in 
business is that it sends its men out better fitted for contact with all kinds 
of people than when he came in. 

IX "Deadwood" 

Unless you are an Adonis, you have no right to think the fraternity 
has you around for decorative purposes only. If you are such a handsome, 
nifty, dashing representative of young America — ^like some of the recent 
parlor aviators — ^then you can afford to make idling in chapter your sole 
occupation. You can be a chapter show girl if you feel that way about 
your own charms. 

But if you are a regular fellow, like the rest of the crowd, you will 
have to do your bit. You may be a star ball player. That doesn't mean 
that you are herein excused from all functioning as a brother. You may 
be class president, but that does not imply that the glory of the chapter 
is to be merely the reflection of your own radiance. There is a job at the 
house for you, whoever you are. 

Don't be deadwood, even though you may be a mahogany log, or a 
handsomely carved pine one. Don't be a parasite, even though a jolly and 
amusing one. No man ever hired an employe for his taste in ties, nor for 
his Greek nose. If you aren't something of a business asset, you won't 
stay on the job. The chapter is more lenient than an employer. It will 
not fire you for loafing. But it ought to. 

Do something! There are the chapter offices — if you are elected head 
of the chapter, don't think being head releases you from all other work, 
or is it an empty honor? It isn't. It's a big job thrust upon you. If you 
are a baseball captain, don't take it. Give it to someone who isn't so busy 
on the campus. Better the chapter with a presiding officer that no one on 
the campus ever heard of, than one with the track manager in the chair 
(nominally) when the said manager has no time for anything but the 
cinder path. 

When you come to college, be somebody. If you aren't fitted to be 
anybody in particular, if you're just a good student, put your talents to 
work on the welfare of the chapter. Head a committee and work ! 

No matter who you are, you are not too big to ask men to the house 
for rushing. Nor are you too unimportant. To the eyes of a freshman, 
every man in a fraternity is "some man!" When the man comes down, 
help rush him. It's your fraternity, whether you are a Phi Beta Kappa, 
class president, or football star — or just nobody in particular. 

If you are a campus light, I repeat don't take a house office. Make 
another man do it. If a chapter were wise, it would select its Commander 
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to class. Put a man into a responsible position and he will, nine times out 
of ten, come through. 

You wouldn't take money under false pretenses. Don't take and wear 
a fraternity's pin under false pretenses. 

For the love of heaven, pay your way along! 

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X Making Good with the Campus 

About the hardest thing which can be said of a chapter is that it is 
"not without honor save on its own campus." Make good with those 
nearest you, and you will have no trouble making good with outsiders. 
Making good at home does half your rushing for you ; it wins the faculty 
and it reflects upon each individual member. 

Three things you must have to make good at home: Industry, Pro- 
gressiveness, and Breadth of Mind. With these you can go far, and with- 
out these your thirty thousand dollar house and your captaincies are 

Industry : Show the other crowds that you know how to work — work 
collectively and individually. Work to keep your men up in classes, work 
to get them out to support plays, magazines, associations of all sorts. 
Work to get them out to the non-compulsory chapel in numbers. Make 
it believed on the campus that when the order goes out from the chapter 
for the member of it to do a certain thing, it is done! Make them be- 
lieve that if your men will go to chapel because they're wanted to by the 
crowd in general, that they will support a student movement, or a rushing 
agreement, or what not, when they are told to. Give a prof, the belief 
that he has only to mention that Smith is behind in economics, to have 
Smith bucked up at once. Make the other students believe that when an 
occasion comes, some one can say, "The Sigma Nus will stand back of 
this movement," and that S N will! Industry means work. It means 
class work, team work, extra-curricular activity work, and democracy- 
attaining work. 

Progressiveness : This clumsy word stands for having the nerve to 
take a chance, and try something new once in a while. Stop thinking that 
the dear old alumni did it this way, and therefore you must go on doing 
it the same way. The most progressive crowd in the field, which first 
does a new thing, becomes an automatic leader, when the rest come round 
to doing it. I recall one chapter of our fraternity which couldn't see the 
wisdom of getting a victrola, back in 1913. They could have rushed 
excellently, if they had. Two years later, when every other chapter on the 
campus had one, they woke up, and got busy, because the others were 
running off with all good rushees, to their delightful little informal tea- 
dances. Those men lacked progressiveness. Inspect a new thing, consider 
what it costs in money, time and trouble. Then, take a chance. It may 
be just the thing you need to give an added inch to your prestige. 

Broad-mindedness: Remember that, in spite of your pride in your 
ritual, your house, your men or your age, you as a fraternity are not 
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this fraternity, and not another one. Every fraternity on the campus is 
as good as yours, to start with. In two years, the right crowd of men can 
outstr^ a chapter that's been on the grounds for a half a century. It 
has been done before. Be fraternal with one another, but not clique-y. 
Make your friends in other houses too, ask them over, not in a body, as 
one fraternity entertains another, but as individuals. Don't be afraid 
of the prestige of the Gamma Omegas, and don't look down on the weak 
Upsilon Iotas. You may have to ask an Upsilon Iota for a letter of intro- 
duction for your first job. 

Apply this same principle to the "barbs." Remember that they are 
not necessarly "barbs" because they are inferior. It is merely because 
some of you have organized together and they have not. They could 
form a dozen locals out of their number, if they wanted to. Your posses- 
sion of a pin does not indicate that you have any more brains, money, 
muscles, affability or palship than they have. The finest thing that can be 
said about a chapter is that it is popular with the non-fraternity men. 

Work, keep your mind open for new ideas, and your heart open for 
the other men — and you are bound to make good everywhere at home. 
And there's nothing that as an asset to a business, equals local "good will." 

XI Visitors and Visiting 

Your fraternity is not a campus club ; it is a national organization 
of college men. That means that you can be at home in Palo Alto as 
you are at Bowdoin, and that if you are a Bowdoinite, your hospitality 
may be claimed at any time by a Californian brother. 

If you have visitors, remember this : You may have them continually 
for weeks, a changing crowd of transients. In New York, Philadelphia, 
Chicago and Washington guests are no novelty. At Penn State they fall 
all over themselves to see a new face. But many guests to the chapter, 
and at the same time, one chapter to the guest. You may be his only 
calling place. If you treat him perfunctorily, he will go away and think 
you are a rotten bunch, and that he guesses the fraternity isn't such a 
wonder either. Treat every man as if he were your first guest in years. 

That doesn't mean that you are to give your time to him, nor blow 
him around here and there. But — see to his personal comforts. See that 
he gets a bed, knows when breakfast is, gets clean towels. — I know of a 
single decent-acting brother in an eastern chapter-house who got me a 
clean towel on my first visit, and thereby wiped away from my mind all 
the gossip I'd heard in three years about Blank chapter not "caring 
whether you came or not." Ask about conditions at his college; dish the 
local campus political or Hellenic dirt to him; get him a girl if you're 
giving a party that night. In short, treat him like a rushee, and he'll go 
away tickled to death with his fraternity, and proclaiming you the best 
crowd he ever met. 

On the other hand, if you go visiting, remember this: You are no 
potentate calling in. You are at home, in one of your other houses. Shift 
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to bother with strangers, very much. Expect little. When they let you 
in don*t depend on them any more than you'd depend on members of your 
bunch at home to amuse you. Turn in and be friendly, bring in news from 
your home chapter, ask about things here, don't sponge, take your bed 
and pay someone the courtesy of hoping you don't put them out of one. 
When you go, tell them they've treated you white, and drop them a line 
back again to say you appreciated it. They'll be glad to have you again 
then, and won't think you used them as a kind of free hotel. 

In brief, let the hosts remember that the visiting brother is a rushee ; 
and let the visiting brother remember he is just at home in another of his 
houses. Then everybody concerned will be glad the visit was made. 

XII. Alumni and How to Tame Thism 

In college a man's main interests are, his work, his campus activities, 
his girl and his fraternity. After he becomes an alumnus, his interests 
are: his work, his girl — and — if you help him, his fraternity. It's prin- 
cipally up to you whether your old members stick around in the flesh or 
spirit, or in neither. 

A word then, to chapters. The older men won't be interested unless 
they believe you are doing your best. Unless they feel you're working 
and trying. You can't fritter your funds away, and give a big dance when 
you should re-floor the kitchen with the money, and then go appealing to 
your alumni for financial help to get you out of the hole. In business, 
if a man gets jnto a hole through foolish dealing or management, he is 
heartlessly left to get himself out. Your alumni aren't going to dig down, 
if you don't try to trek ahead on your own. Your alumnus doesn't like 
to think that you consider him merely as "ready money." Make a point 
of asking him around for some other purpose now and then. 

Did it ever occur to you that no man is really "too busy" to come 
up one night in the college year, if he is in town or nearby? But you 
have got to make it sufficiently interesting to him, to get him there. Sup- 
pose you look up what your men are doing, in the line of careers, and 
• ask each one to come up, a set night, and talk to the bunch a little after 
meeting about going into his line of work. Many a man who is taking 
accounting, and badly fitted for it, would be helped if a man who wrote 
advertising copy came up and told how it was done. Your poor account- 
ant might be a good ad man, and never realize it before. And what 
alumnus, for they are all human, could resist the chance to come up and 
tell others "how." That same man would bury himself deep if he got a 
letter asking him to come up and bring twenty-five dollars. 

Show your alumni you want them around, to talk to, to talk to the 
rushees, not only to pay for things. Get them to know the younger men 
personally. I know the faces of forty odd men now in my chapter, but 
I've never had the chance to talk long enough to any of them to be able 
to remember their names! Stop putting the loud pedal on your local 
political or social problems. Unfortunately most of the alumni are iiot 
interested, five years out of college, whether the Gamma Psi's got the 

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track captaincy or not. Talk up to them the personal, human side of your 
men. Tell them about the little fellow who is working his way through, 
and taking care of his mother at the same time. Tell him the glorious 
scandal about the football end and the girl who wore the Delta Beta pin. 
Show what the bunch is doing to make it a better bunch; don't bore your 
alumni with tales of how this or that crowd captured the senior's elections. 

And alumni : remember that the boys on the campus are working, and 
they are often hard up, and that they are grateful for small favors. When 
you buy that carload of apples for wholesale distribution, send them up a 
barrel. Give them an i>rder on a confectionery for five gallons of ice 
cream, some time when you feel flush. It will give them a lift over a 
dance. Call in and leave then^ a bunch of Mazdas for the lights, if you 
are where you get them at trade rates. It will save them money. Drop 
around in October with your car and take three or four rushees and their 
escorts for an afternoon's joy-ride. There are a million and one little 
things you can do, without it costing you much that will make them feel 
mighty good — and make you feel good too. If you are an architect, and 
get an extra job of drawings that bore you, or you haven't time for, call 
up the house and ask if there isn't an undergrad there who would do them 
for the fifty dollars they'll bring you? If you need a man for a couple 
of days extra hand, ask the house if anyone wants it? Run over and 
see them some holiday during the college year and take a box of a hundred 
cigarettes with you. Or just run over and see them. Come in for a meal 
and look them over. If you see one who is away from his home folks, 
ask him out to have dinner with you and your wife. You've forgotten 
how to play bridge? Well, ask one of the house bridge fans to come 
over and brush you up, at so much a lesson. When you feel like tossing 
off only a dollar or two, send them up a new record, or a bunch of new 
music, or subscribe to the Saturday Bvening Post to come to the house 

Don't think you have done your duty when you go around once a 
year and tell them how much you and those of your time did for the 
Chapter. Don't keep impressing them with how hard you worked. They 
won't want to work hard if they see that what it does is make you sit 
back and rest ever after graduating. See the chapter for what it really 
is, or should be: not a social club, but a strong educational machine for 
putting those young chaps in touch with life. Remember you are still a 
brother and make them know it. 

And undergrads, if they bore you, bear with them. You'll be one 
yourself some day. If they lord it over you, show them you're doing youi 
best. And if they're not interested in you, show you are interested in 
them, and they'll surrender quicker than you know! You can tame the 
worst of them, if you'll go about it right. 

Postscript: At the end of these twelve screeds, there is one blanket 
conclusion to be drawn. Fraternity life is— rushing! Rush your candidate, 
rush your fellow-members, your classmates, your visiting brothers, and 
rush your alumni. The object of rushing is to get the man to support 
the crowd. It never fails, if it is done right 

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R. E. Blake, W. G. M., 1129 Washington ave., St. Louis, Mo. 
J. Sterry Lamson, W. G. P., 681-7 Monadnock bdg., San Francisco, Cal. 
Verne Hedge, W. G. M. C, 414 First National Bank bdg., Lincoln, Neb. 
Jeremiah S. Ferguson, W. G. S., 880 West 88th St., New York City. 
George R, Rea, W. G. T., Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. 

Endowment Fund Trustees: R. E. Blake, cx-officio; N. .Leslie Carpenter, President: 
Wm. S. Kies; Robert F. Carr; Roy C Osgood, . Treasurer, 1st Trust and 
Savings Bank, Chicago. Legal Title: "Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund." 

Editor of Ths Caoucsus, Finis K. Farr, 6 Lane Seminatry Place, Cincinnati, O. 

Associate Editor, The W. G. S., ex-officio. 

Alumni Secretary, Fred J. Perry, 1034 Mer. Nat. Bk. bdg., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Historian, , 

Song Book Editor, 

. Commissioner on Scholarship, Jess T. Caldwell, Nela Park, East Cleveland, O. 
Commissioner on Housing, R. F. Miiifill, room 1300, 110 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, 111. 
Commissioner on Rushing, M. E. Henry, box 108, Ridgefield, N. J. 
Official Jeweler, The L. G. Balfour Co., Attleboro, Mftss. 



Atlanta— A. S. Baugh, c. Townley & Kysor, 12 W. Alabama St., Atlanta, Ga. 

LUNCH 1st and 3d Wednesdays, 12:30 sharp, The Daffodil, 111 N. Pryo^ St. 
Baltimore— James B. Diggs, E 2 House, 2632 N. Charles st. 
Boston— A. B. Stanley, 9 Clinton St., Cambridge 89, Mass. LUNCH Saturdays at 1, 

Frank Locke's Winter Place Hotel. 
Bumingham — DeWitt Lightner, Clark bdg., Birmingham, Ala. 
•Chicago- R. F. Magill, room 1300, 11 S. Dearborn st. LUNCH Thursdays, 12:30 

Chicago Automobile Club, 321 Plymouth court. 
Cincinnati— G. C. Wallace, 608 Greenwood bdg., Cincinnati, O. LUNCH second 

Thursdays, 13, Chamber of Commerce restaurant. 
'Cleveland— Leonard L. Weitz, Superior B. & L. Assn., Taylor Arcade. DINNER 

first Fridays, 6:30, Wohl's restaurant, W. 8d st. 
Dallas— Bryan Snyder, Jr., Evening Journal. 
*DenvEr— Edwin A. Scott, 615 Fifteenth st. LUNCH at 1 p. m. every Saturday, 

Kenmark Hotel. n 

Northeast Tennessee — W. A. Jonnard, Johnson City, Tenn. 
Houston— J. T. Scott, Jr., 1st Nat. Bk. bdg. LUNCH Tuesdays, 12:15, University 

Ithaca— David F. Hoy, Ithaca, N. Y. 
Indianapolis— W. D. Fitzpatrick, 821 State Life bdg. LUNCH Saturday noon at 

Board of Trade bdg. 
JoPLiN, Mo.— J. S. McCallum, box 15. 
*Kansas City, Mo.— Warren A. Humphrey, 1120 Walnut st. LUNCH Wednesdays, 

noon, University Club. 
Lincoln. Neb.— Lawrence Farrell, 135 North Thirteenth st. LUNCH at Commercial 

Club, Thursdays at 12. 
LiTTLK Rock— A. B. Cypert, 715 State Bank bdg.. Little Rock, Ark. 
*Los Angeles— Fred J. Perry, 1032-6 Merchants Nat. Bk. bdg., Los Angeles, Cal. 

LUNCH Mondays at University Club. 
Mains— Earle L. Russell, ,85 Exchange St., Portland, Maine. 
MSMPHis — (^mpbell Yerger, 1222 Bank of Commerce bdg., Memphis, Tenn. 
MiLWAUMi»— John McCoy, Wis. Fire Brick Co., Caswell block. DINNER, second 

Tuesdays, 6:80, Milwaukee Athletic Club. 
*MiNNEAP0Lis— Harold F. C. Soule, 3902 Second ave., S. LUNCH, Mondays, Hoom. 

Nankin cafe. Seventh St., two doors from Qrpheum. 

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•Nsw York— H. L. Cross, Sackett, Chapman, Stevens & Cross, 164 Nassau st. W. W. 

WyckofL Hotel St. Andrew, Broadway and 78d st. LUNCH Wednesdays, 

18:80, Nadal's, s. side Duane St., west of Broadway. 
Oakland— David D. Oliphant, Jr., Hayes k Oliphant, 704 Union Saving! Bank bdg.» 

Oakland, Cal. 
Oki^homa— J. C Helms, Majestic bdg., OklaboiM Dty, Okla. 
*Omaha— CoUNcn, Blufps— Robert W. Hughes, 1201 Jones st., Omaha, Neb. LUNCH 

Saturday noon, University Club, 1914 Harney St., Omaha. 
PSoria— Fred C Miller, Washington and Walout sts., Peoria, 111. LUNCH, monthly 

on call of secretary, Creve Coeur Club. 
Philaoklfhia— Walter W. Hess, 1014 Cedar Ave., West Philadelphia, Pa. 
* Pittsburgh— Ralph R. Sloan, Beverly Place. LUNCH Tuesdays, noon, Kaufman 

PoiTi^AND— Alvin W. Miller, 608 E. Salmon st. LUNCH Wednesdays, noon, Oregop 

RoANOK»— H. B. Gregory, 618 Terry bdg., Roanoke, Va. 
•San Francisco— S. L. King. Pac States Tel. Co., Grant ave. and Bush st. LUNCH 

Tuesdays, 18:80, Bergez k Prank's, 48f Bush st. 
SSATTLS— Stephen Chadwick, 660 Coleman bdg, LtJNCH Thursday, noon. Elks' Club. 
•St. Louis— E. K. Harrison, Schiele Adv. Co., Central Nat. Bk. bdg., 7th and Olive 

sts. LUNCH Tuesdays, 12:1§, American Hotel. 
•Shrev^port— Wm. S. Winn, American Nat'l Bank, Shreveport, La. LUNCH Tues- 

, days, Youree Hotel. 
SouTHSASTSRN KANSAS— Glenn Connelly, Independence Kan. 

Spokan*— Maurice Y. Hoxsey, University Qub. LUNCH, Saturdays, Univ. Club. 
SYRACU8»~Charles E. DeLong, Box 816, Syracuse, N. Y. LUNCH Saturday, 1 p. m.. 

Chamber of Commerce Club. 
•ToPBKA— Pendleton Miller, 602 New England bdg. LUNCH alternate Tuesdays, 

noon. Chamber of Commerce. 
*Tucson— Chas. A. Turell, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz. 
Tulsa— T. F. Shea, 901 Exchange Nat,. Bk^' bdg. LUNCH Thursdays, 12, The 

WtsT ViftCiNiA— Arthur H. Reynolds, ^01^ Julian st, Parkersburg, W. Va. 
Wichita— LyU H. Plant, Hartford Ins. Co., Union Nat. Bk. bdg., Wichita, Kan. 







Gamma- Iota 

Gamma- Kappa 











Gamma- Pni 






DISTRICT I.— The New Bn|Und SUtet. 
D. G. M.— Charles I. Gates, 04 Kenwood St., Dorchester (Boston 04), Mass. 
Psi— University of Maine, Orono, Me.: Herbert J. TorsleflF, X Z House. 

Alumnus Advisei^-A. W. Sprague, University of Maine, Ordno, Me. 
Alpha-Lambda— Univ. of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.; Cedric Pierce, K 2 House, 886 
Pearl st. 
Alumnus Adyiser-CarroU M. Pike, Unir. of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. 



8. BeU 

10. Alpha-Gamma 

10. Beta-Epsilon 


7. Gamma 

8. Alpha-Delta 

18. Bcta-Zcta 


0. DelU 

8. Alpha-Epsilon 

8. Beta-Eta 


4. ZeU 

10. Alpha-Zeta 

10. Beta-Tbeta 


4. Eta 

6. Eta Prime 

4. Alpha-Eta 

8. Beta-Iota 


8. Alpha-Kappa 
1. Alpha-Lambda 

1. Beta- Kappa 
8. Beta-Lambda 


14. loU 



6. Alpha-Mu 

11. Beta-Mu 


6. Alpha-Nu 

8. Beta-Nu 


4. mT 

10. Alpha-Pi 

18. Beta-Xi 


4. Ntt 

1. Alpha-Rho 

16. Beta-Omicron 


18. Xi 

0. Alpha-Sigma 

8. Beta-Pi 


8. Pi 

8. Alpha-Tau 

11. Beta-Rho 


7. Sigma 

7. Alpha-Upsilon 

8. Alpha-Phi 

IS. Beta-Sigma 


14. Tau 

18. Beta-Tau 


4. Upsilon 
8. Phi 

10. Alpha-Chi 

6. Beta-Upsilon 
0. Beta-Phi 


18. Alpha-Psi 


10. Chi 

18. Alpha-pmega 
1. Beta-Alpha 

18. Bcta-Chi 


1. Psi 

17. Bcta-Psi 


8. Omega 

4. Beta-Beta 

16. Beta-Omega 

17. Gamma-Alpha 


4. Alpha-Alpha 
8. Alpha-BeU 

18. Beta-Gamma 


8. Beta-Delta 

10. Gamma-Beta 



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Ai^fha-Rho— Bowdoin Collese, Bninswick, Me.: Walter R. Whitnesr, K 2 House. 

Alumniaa Adyitei^Philip H. Kimball, High Sehoo), Brunswick, Me. 
Bkta-A^pha— Brown University, Providence, R. I. ; H. A. Chaffee, 24 Hope College. 

Alumnus Adviser— S. R. Damon, Biol. Lab;, Brown University, Providence R. I. 
BsTA-KArrA— New Hampshire Collese. Durham, N. H.; N. R. Casillo, K S House. 

Alumnus Adviser— Prof. Richard Wnoriskey, Durham, N, H. 
Gamma-Dslta— Mass. Agri. Cbl., Amherst. Mass.; T. D. Watkins, K Z House. 

Alumnus Adviser— Prof. P. A. Waugh, Mass. Agri. Col., Amherst, Mass. 
GAMMA-Kr8ix«0N— Dartmouth College. Hanover, N. H. ; R. J. Millemann, K 2 House. 

Alumnus Advisex^-Gilbert H. TspleXt Hanover, N. H. 
Gamma-Eta— Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; J. M. Woodbridge, Jr., K S 
House, 58 Dunster st. 

Alumnus Advisei^E. Melville Hill, 6 Pearl St., Boston, Mass. 
Gamma-Pi— Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass. ; Charles P. Mc- 
Quiston, K £ House, 612 Commonwealth ave., Boston, Mass. 

Alumnus Adviseiv-John M. DeBell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

DISTRICT IL— New York, Penniylyftnift Bftit of Hftrriibur| and 
New Jersey. 

D. G. M.— W. W. WyckofF, Hotel St. Andrew, 7td and B'way, New York City. 
Pi— Swarthmore College, Swarthmore. Pa.; R. L. Hartwell, K 2 House. 

Alumnus Advisei^-S. Dean CaldWell^ Jr.,- Swarthmore, Pa. 
AtPHA-EPSXLON— University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Ralph E. Hidley, K S 
House, 8706 Locust st. 
Alumnus Advis^]>-George W. McClelland, S706 Locust st., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Alpha. KAPrAr-Cortfell University, Ithaca, N# Y.; G. W. Sisson, Sd, K 2 House. 

Alumnus Adviser— David F. Hoy, Ithaca, N. Y. 
BsTA-IoTA— Lehigh University, South Bethlehem, Pa.; E. R. Greenleaf, K 2 House, 
S16 West Fourth st. 
Alumnus Adviser— C N. Wyant, Bishopthorpe Manor, South Bethlehem, Pa. 
Gamma-Z«ta— New York University, New York City; Eugene Huber, K Z House, S241 
Sedgwick ave. 
Alumnus Advisei^Edward H. Kearney, 1985 Morris ave., N. Y. City. 
Gamma-Iota— Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y.; C. F. Hoffman, K 2 House, 105 
College Place. 
Alumnus Advisei^E. E. Strong, 814 Dty Bank bdg., Syracuse, N. Y. , 
Gam ma-Upsimn— Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N. J.; B. Voigt Becker, K 2 
House, 88 College ave. 
Alumnus Advise]>-Arthur T. McMichal, Postoffice bdg., South Amboy, N. J. 

DISTRICT III.— PemMylyenift West of Herritbarl «nd West Virlinie. 

D. G. M.-01iver J. Decker, 84-86 Trust bdg., Williamsport, Pa. 

Ai.PHA-Dn«TA— Pennsylvania State College, State College, Pa.; W. R. Major, E 2 
House, East Beaver st. (Box 657). 
Alumnus Advisei^. P. Ritenour, State College, Pa. 
Alpha-Phi— Bueknell University, Lewlsburg, Pa. j J. G. Myerly, K 2 House. 

Alumnus Advisei^Prof. C Arthur Lindemann, Lewisburg, Pa. 
Bbta-Dslta— Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa.; Thos. M. Elliott, 
K 2 House, 106 East Maiden st. 
Alumnus Advisei^. G. Anderson, Butler, Pa. 
BsTA-Px— Dickinson Cbllege. Carlisle, Pa.; R. R. Lehman, K 2 House. 

Alumnus Advisei^-Allan D. Thompson, Carlisle, Pa. 
Gamma-Phz— West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va.; A. 0. Burton, K 2 
House, 80 S. High st. 
Alumnus Adviser— D. A. Christopher, 80 S. High st. 
Gamma-Omsga— University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.; E. P. George, E 2 House, 
156 N. Craig st. 
Alumnus Advisei^R. C McElfish. Ill Maple ave., Edgewood, Pittsburgh. Pa. 
DELTA-AtPH A— Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, Pa. ; E 2 House, 615 
Clyde St. 
Alumnus Adviser— Wm. W. Hague, 207 Sandusky st., N. S., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

DISTRICT IV.— VirKinift, Meryluid, Diitriot of Columbie, DeUwere. 
D. G. M.-B. D. Peachy, Williamsburg;, Va. 
ZSTA— University of Virginia, University, Va. ; Aubrey R. Bowles, Jr., E 2 House. 

Alumnus Adviser^Dr. J. C- Fllppin, Univ. of Virginia, University. Va, 
Eta— Randolph'ltfaeort CoMege,' A8HlaVid;"Vai; H.' E.' I^'e'fgu^ori, Tt., K 2 House (Box 
244). ' ..... 

Alumnus Adviser— Prof. Wm. L. Dolley, Jr., Ashland, Va. 
Mu— Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.; Q. R. Kennedy, Box 395. 

Alumnus Adviser— E. D. Spencer, Lexington, Va. 
Nu— William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va.; T. L. Hatcher, E 2 House (Box 

Alumnui Adviiei^E. D. Spencer, Williamsburg, Va. 

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Upsiwn— Hampdcn-Sidncy College, Hampden-Sidney, Va.; L. Sanders, K 2 lyodge 
(Box 241). 
Alvmntts Adrisex^J. Cmry Johnson, Jr., Hampden-Sidney, Va. 
ALPHA-AtPHA— Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.; H. H. McBurney, K S 
House, 2688 N. Charles st. 
Alumnus Adviser— Howell H. Thomas, 3912 Clover Hill rd., Baltimore, Md. 
Alpha-Eta— George Washington University, Washington, D. C; I^ester Johnson, K 2 
House, 1100 Vermont ave^ N. W. 
Alumnus Adviser, Andrew G. Pollock, 1100 Vermont ave., Washington, D. C. 
Bbta-Bsta— Univ. of Richmond, Richmond College, Va.; Henry W. Riddle (Box 83), 
Alumnus Advisei>-Overton S. Woodward, First Nat. Bk. bdg., Richmond, Va. 

DISTRICT v.— North and South Carolina. 

D. G. M.— James R. Patton, Jr., Durham, N. C 

DBLtA— Davidson College, Davidson, N. C; Henry N. Myers. 

Alumnus. Advisei^- 
Eta P»xi«— Trinity College, Durham, N. C; J. H. Shinn, Trinity College. 

Alumnus Adviser— H. G. Hedrick, Durham, N. C 
Ai,PHA-Mu— University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C. ; J. J. Wade, K S House 
(Box 690). 

AlumnulB Advisei^Prof. M. C S. Noble, Chapel Hill, N. C 
Alpha-Nu— Wofford College. Spartanburg, S. C: T. R. Thackston, 334 N. Church st. 

Alumnus Advisex^Hugh T. Shockley, Spartanburg, S. C 
BsTA.UP9aoN— N. C A. and E. College, W. Raleign. N. C; J. F. Baum. 

Alumni^ Adviser— H. A. Hayes^ Jr., Raleigh, N. C 

DISTRICT VI.— Geortfa, Florida and Alabama. 

D. G. M.-^Ed. L. Sutton, Clarkston, Ga. 

BSTA— University of Alabama, University, Ala.; H. L. Dowling, K 2 House. 

Alumnus Adviser— Saul Smith, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 
Alpha-Bst A— Mercer University, Macon, Ga.: George H. Craven 319 Johnson ave. 

Alumnus Adviser— Dean Nw. oian, Macon, Ga. 
Ax«fha-Tau— Georgia Tech., Atlanta, Ga.; D. Sinclair, K Z House, 605 Spring st. * 

Alumnus Adviser— Preston S. Stevens, 140 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Ga. 
BBTa-Eta— Alabama Polytech. Inst., Auburn, Ala.; J. B. Adams, K 2 House (Box 

Alumnus Adviser— B. L. Shi, Auburn, Ala. 
BSTA-]>MBDA— University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.; Conyers Bennett, K 2 House, S47 
Prince ave. 

Alumnus Adviser— G. W. I^anier, Athens, Ga. 

DISTRICT Vn.— Mittittippi and Louisiana. 

D. G. M.— Sim S. Black, 208 Baronne St., New Orleans, La. 

Gamma— I/>uisiana State University, Baton Rouge, I^a.; Robert Roberts, 8d, K 2 
House, 645 Bovd ave. 

Alumnus AdriteT—U. C LeSage, Baton Rouge, I^a. 
SiGMiii— Tulane University, New Orleans, I^a'.; Wm. T. Hess, K 2 House, 434 Pine st 

Alumnus Advisei^Menard Doswell, Jr., 1600 Cadiz st.. New Orleans.' 
Alpha-Upsiix)n— Mill saps College, Jackson, Miss.; B. M. Hunt, £ 2 House. 

Alumnus Advisei^-Prof. G. I«. narrell, Jackson, Miss. 

DISTRICT Vm.— Tennessee and Kentucky. 

D. G. M.— Prof. J. N. Ware, Sewanee, Tenn. 

Kappa— Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.; E. D. Hightower, K 2 House, 418 
Twenty-first ave.. South. 
Alumnus Advisei^Thos. M. DeMoss, Belvedere apts., Russell St., Nashville, Tenn. 
I,AMBDA— University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.; Thos. J. Walker, E 2 House, 10 
Maplehurst Park. 
Alumnus Adviser— Prof. John Randolph Neal, Univ. of Tennessee. 
Phi— Southwestern Presbyterian Univ., Qarksville, Tenn.; Jas. Tipton, Tr. 
, Alumnus Advisei^-R. I«. Miller, Noruem Bank of Tennessee, Clarksville. 
OmBGa— University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn.; J. S. Allen, E 2 Lodge. 

Alumnus Advisei^J. N. Ware, Sewanee, Tenn. 
B«TA-Nu— University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.; Frank J. Wedekemper, E 2 
House, 264 E. Maxwell. 
Altunnus Advisei^-Prof. W. D. Funkhouser, University of Kentucky. 


D. G. M.— J. T. Caldwell, Nela Park, East Cleveland, O. 

Ax«pha-Sigma— Ohio State University, Columbus, O.; R. C Russell, K 2 House, 184S 
IndianoU ave. 
Alumnus Adviser— E. B. Parker, 1902 Summit St., Columbus, O. 

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Bsta-Phi— Case School of Applied Science, Cleveland, O. ; H. A. Christy, E 2 House, 
11440 Euclid ave. 

Alumnus Adyisei^-Robert Schmidt, 1800 Alameda are., Lakewood, Clereland. 
Gamma-Xi— Denison University, Granville, O.; Clarke Olney, S K House (Box 622) 

Alumnus Advisei^Lester Black, Alexandria, O. 

DISTRICT X.— Indiana, Ulinoit, Michigan and Witoontin. 

D. G. M.— Joseph R. Coambs, cafe of Smith-I^awson-Coambs Company, Insurance 

Exchange, Chicago, 111. 
Chi— Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind. ; M. M. Beckes, E 2 House, 40 Salisbury St., 
West Lafayette, Ind. 
Alumnus Advisei^-A. P. Jamison, Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind. 
Ai.pha-Gamma— University of Illinois, Champaign, 111.; A. E. Hammerstein, E S 
House, 212 E. Daniel. 
Alumnus Adviser— George Huff, University of Illinois, Champaign, III. 
Ai*ha.Z«ta— University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Harold L'. Votey, K 2 
House, 823 E^ Kingsley st. 
Alumnus Adviser— Prof. A. E. Wood, 1430 Hill St., Ann Arbor, Mich. 
Altha-Px— Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind.; J. C Griffin, 807 West Main St., 
X 2 House. 
Alumnus Advisei^-Dr. J. A. Cragwall, Crawfordsville, Ind. 
Ai.pha-Chx— Lake Forest University, Lake Forest, 111.; K. M. Gardner, Box 208. 

Alumnus Advisei^Ewart Hall, Glencoe, 111. 
Bbta-E'Sxi^n— University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.; G. L* Geiger, E 2 House, 
621 N. Lake st. 
Aliimnus Advisei^-Dr. Earl McGruer, 808 Pioneer block, Madison, Wis. 
B?ta-Th«ta— University of Indiana, Bloomington, Ind.; Erwin L. Bohn, E 2 House, 
714 East Third st. 
Alumnus Advisei^Prof. F. G. Bates, University of Indiana, Bloomington, Ind. 
Gam ma-Bet A— University of Chicago, Chicago; F. E. Fenner, Jr., K 2 House, 1549 E. 
61st St. 
Alumnus Advisei^-John C Morrison, 6718 Cornell ave., Chicago, 111. 

DISTRICT XL— Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota. 

D. G. M.— Fred W. Burwell, Northwestern Bank bdg., Minneapolis, Minn. 
Bbta-Mu— University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.; Parker Brown, K 2 House, 
1186 Fifth St., S. E. 
Alumnus Advisei^Albert P. Reed, 840 McKnight bdg., Minneapolis, Minn. 
BETA-RHO-University of Iowa, Iowa City, la.; R. H. Young, K 2 House, 720 N. 
Alumnus Adviser— 
Gamma-Lambda— Iowa State College, Ames, la.; H. A. Jetmore, K 2 House, 8008 
West St. 
Alumnus Adviser— Seaman A. Knapp, Union Nat. Bank, Ames, la. 

DISTRICT XII.— Missouri. 

D. G. M.— Thomas L. Fekete, Jr., 824 A Collinsville ave., East St. Louis 111. 

Ai.fha-Om<ca— William Jewell College, Liberty, Mo.; Ralph M. G. Smith, E 2 House. 

Alumnus Advisei^-J. C Loos, Liberty, Mo. 
Beta-Gamma— University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.; Z. Ellis Atteberry, E 2 House, 
101 Bridge terrace. 
Alumnus Advisei^-Dr. W. A. Tarr, University of Missouri. 
Bsta-Sigma— Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.; Max Endicott, E 2 Rooms, 
Washington University. 
Alumnus Advisei^-Chas. Gordon Beck, 816 Chemical bdg., St. Louis. 
Beta-Chi— Missouri School of Mines, Rolla, Mo.; J. L. Gregg, K 2 House (Box 15). 
Alumnus Advisei^J. C Clark, 8920 N. 16th st., Philadelphia, Pa. 

DISTRICT Xm.— Arkaniat and Oklahoma. 
D. G. M.— A. N. Boatman, Drumright, Okla. 

Xi— University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark. ; Bracy Havnie. E 2 House. 

Alumnus Adviser— Prof. Birton N. Wilson, Univ. of Ark., Fayetteville, Ark. 
Gamma-Kappa— University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.; J. E. Van Dall, E 2 House. 

Aliimnus Advisei^-Prof. Edward Meacham, Norman, Okla. 
Gamma-Psi— Oklahoma A. and M. College, Stillwater, Okla.; Dave Florence, E 2 
House, 816 West st. 

Alumnus Adviser— Prof. M. A. Beeson, Stillwater, Okla. 

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D. G. M.— Roy L. Slaughter, Box 1076, Austin, Texas. 

loTA-^uthwestern Uniyersity. Georgetown, Texas; J. P. Dunklin, K S House. 

Alumnus Adriser— M. F. Smith, Georgetown, Texas. 
TAu--UmTersity of Texas, Austin, Tex.; J. M. Johnson, K S House, 30S W. l»th «t. 

Alumnus Adriser— Dr. Joseph Gilbert, 1408 West ave., Austin, Tex. 

DISTRICT XV.— Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico. 
D. G. M.~IL W. Bradford, 1884 Stout St., Denrcr, Colo. 

B«TA-OMicsoN—UniTersity of Denver, University Park, Colo.; George B. Levis, K S 
Rooms. 618 Charles bdg., Denver, Colo. 
Alumnus Advisex^Kdwin A. Scott, 816 Fifteenth St., t)enver, Colo. 
B«ta-Om«ga— Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Monroe Heath, K Z House, 
911 North Nevada. 
Alumnus Adviser— Chas. W. Kurie, Jr., 118 K. Washington St., Colorado Springs, 

Gamma-Gamma— Colo. School of Mines, Golden, Colo. ; B. B. LaFollette, K S House. 

Alumnus Advisei^J. F. O'Byrne, School of Mines, Golden, Colo. 
Gamma-Tau— University of Colorado, Boulder, O>lo.; Fred M. Borough, K Z House 
1889 University ave. 

Alumnus Advisei^Prof. Homer C Washburn, Boulder, Colo. „,., 

DISTRICT XVI.— Colilornia, Nevada and Arizona. 

D. G. M.— Wesley W. Kergan, 641 Monadnock bdg., San Francisco, Cal. 
B«ta-Zsta— Leland Stanford University, Stanford University, Cal.; Augustus C. 
Beattie, E Z House. 
Alumnus Adviser— S. B. Thompson, 815 First Nat. Bk. bdg., San Francisco, Cal. 
BSTA-Xi— University of California, Berkeley, Cal.; W. D. Strong, K 2 House, 2522 
Ridge road. 
Alumnus Adviser— Harold A. Black, 8588 Ridge road, Berkeley, Cal. 

Gam ma-Rho— University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.; T. T. Finnerty, E Z House, 981 
N. Fifth ave. , *x,^ , j 

Alumnus Adviser— Elbert C. Monro, Tucson, Ariz. 

DISTRICT XVn.— Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. 

D. G. M.— Fred J. Wettrick, Washington apts., Seattle, Wash. 

BSTA-Psi— University of Washington, Seattle, Wash. ; Hugh W. Lutz, E Z House, 6004 ' 
University bvd. 
Alumnus Advisex^-Albert A. Carson, 1109 Hoge bdg., Seattle, Wash. 
Gam MA- Alpha— University of Oregon, Kugene. Ore. ; E. I/. Ireland, E Z House. 

Alumnus Advisei^-David Graham, Eugene, Ore. 
Gam ma-Thst A— University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho; I^ynn P. Hersey, E Z House, 
918 Blake st. 
Alumnus Adviser— T. D. Matthews, Moscow, Idaho. 
Gamma-Mu— Washington State College, Pullman, Wash. ; R. J. Burns, E Z House, 500 
California st. 
Alumnus Advisex^Asa V. Clark, Albion, Wash. 
Gamma-Sigma— Oregon Agricultural College, Corvallis, Ore.; D. A. Rand, E Z House, 
839 N. 8th St. 
Alumnus Advisex^— Prof. Stuart Sims, Oregon Agricultural College. 

DISTRICT XVIII.— Nebraska and Kansas. 

D. G. M.— Harry S. Byrne, 888 City National Bank bdg., Omaha, Neb. 
AXfTHA-Psi— University of Nebraska, I^incoln, Neb.; C W. Samuelson, S Z House, 
1141 H St. 
Alumnus Adviser— H. P. Letton, Bankers Life bdg., Lincoln, Neb. 
BbTa-Tau— Baker Universitv, Baldwin, Kan.; Floyd N. Kellcy, E 2 House (Box 488). 

Alumnus Adviser— F. E. Wolf, Baker University, Baldwin, Kan. 
Gamma-Nu- Washburn College, Topeka, Kan.; Geo. H. McCaustland, K 2 Howe,. 153S 
Cbllege ave. 
Alumnus Adviser— Clayton Kline. 604 New England bdg., Topeka, Kan. 
Gamma-Omxcson- University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.; R. M. Calene, K Z House, 
1687 Tenn. st. 
Alumnus Advisex^-^Thomas N. Mulloy, Salina, Kan. 
Gamma-Cki— Kansas Sute Agricultural College, Manhattan, Kan. ; Lloyd Zimmerman, 
K Z House. 619 North Eleventh st. 
Alttanus Adviser— William Pickett, K. S. A. C, Manhattan, Kan. 

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Commencement Gifts 


It is time to consider them. Maybe you want to 
give the only girl, or some other girl, a gift at com- 
mencement. We're prepared to advise you on anything 
up to a solitaire set in platinum. We can furnish a box 
of her sorority stationery; or any article of jewelry 
with the appropriate setting. 


What would you like to give your friend and 
brother? The list of Kappa Sigma jewelry that comes 
with the Blue Book shows, just for example, five kinds 
of fraternity scarf pins — remember this when you're 
looking for favors for those Kappa Sigma brothers who 
will usher at your wedding — at prices from a dollar to 
ten dollars. Then there are the coat-of-arms charm 
and the small "alumni charm" that's the style now. 
The last one — its $5 in loK gold — is the thing we would 
suggest especially where a Chapter wishes to honor a 
senior or seniors; 


Let us remind you, too, of something that can never 
be out of place as a gift and is sure always to be appre- 
ciated : the Coat of Arms in bronze on a Flemish oak 

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tablet. That of the Kappa Sigma conies in the seven- 
inch size, at $6.50; Phi Mu is the same price, but all 
other sororities — ^we mention this because you might 
be interested — ^in five-inch size at $5. 


A custom that means more and more the longer it 
is kept up is that of leaving in the house some reminder 
of each man who graduates. A bronze plaque may give 
the names of the seniors ; or each man may leave his 
name, in the same permanent way, on the door or the 
mantel of his room. We can furnish such tablets, 
either with oak or mahogany backing, or without it to 
be fixed directly to door or wall : any size, any lettering. 

Inquiries concerning any of the above 
items zvill receive immediate answer. We 
furnish sketches and quote prices without 
cost or obligation on your part- There is 
still time for goods to be delivered for 
commencement uses. Prompt action is 


Maybe the time has come when you mean to treat 
yourself to some reminder of the Fraternity — or if you 
are an old grad, perhaps it is the turn of f . w. If you 
are not where one of our representatives sees you reg- 
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The Cadaceus of Kappa Sigma 

October, November, December, February, March, 
April, May, June 

Per year $2.00 
Three years $5.00 

Canada 25 ceots, foreign 50 centa, additional per yeait 
Life Subflcriptioa $25.00, or five installmenta ol IS.M 

The Star and Crescent of Kappa Sigma 

Quarterly, for October, January, April, July 

The Star and Crescent is sent to officers of the Fraternity, 

to subscribers of The Caduceus, and to such other 

members of the Fraternity as the Supreme 

Executive Committee may direct 

The Kappa Sigma Song Book 

Out of Print. 

The Address Book o{ Kappa Sigma 

Edition of 1921 in Press. 
$2.50, postpaid. 


A liistoiy and Manual of the Fraternity for General Circulatioa 
Semi-Centenniai Edition — Price $2.00, postpaid. 


Piano, by Dorothy Gaynor. . .50 cents 

For any of the above, remit to THE CADUCBUS, 5 Lane 
Seminary Place, Cincinnati 

.*l«ORT » On 

Twenty-fourth Biennial 
Grand Conclave 

JULY 20-22, 1921