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The Rainbow 


Delta Tau Delta 

Volume XXX 

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Active Chapters and the Song Book 186 

A Boost from the Brush Louis M. Tobin 307 

A Symi>osium 2^9 

A Valedictory Frank Wieland 488 

"Beta '64" John R. Scott 174 

Beta Eta and Minnesota A. T. Cummings 169 

Conference Announcements 196 

Delts in Congress 182 

Delts at Chautauqua A. H. Maurer 183 

Eastern Division Conference H. A. Buschek 329 

Gamma Lambda's Past History F. E. Lister 456 

Installation Gamma Lambda M. W. Phillips 467 

Lafayette and Nu Edward L. Smith 3 

I-ost ! "A Frat Man" W. L. McKay 481 

Northern Division Conference 325 

Purdue University P. T. Sowden 449 

Some Opinions of the Song Book 23 

To Whom It May Concern Frank Wieland 316 

The Arch Chapter Frank Wieland 14 

The Arch Chapter Meeting Stuart Maclean 11 

The Origin of "Whoop-la" Stuart Maclean 485 

The Record of Phi Kappa Psi Lowrie McClurg 318 

The Phi Delta Theta History Lowrie McQurg 19 

The Useless Frat Man 195 

Western Division Conference W. 11. Calhoun 323 

KARNEA NOTES 198, 334, 473 

EDITORIALS 27, 200, 337, 490 


Alpha 33. 207, 345, 495 

# • ^« • *• • » » y 

\ Delta ]:;..• 37,209.349. — 

'; ; : 'IeSp^Joo 38, 211, 349, 498 

* '•••'• Jfeta .• 41, 212, 351, — 

1 43, 213, 352, 499 

: / * '. . Uaiftftda: 44, — , 354, 500 

Mu 46. 214. 355, 501 

Nu 47, 217. 356, 503 

Omicron — , 218. — , 505 

Pi —,219,357, — 

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THE DELTA CHAPTERS— Conimwrf. Page. 

Rho 49, 219, 3S8, SOB 

Upsilon SO, aao, 359, S07 

Phi 51, 231, 360, 508 

Chi — , 322, 362, 511 

Omega 54, 223. 384, 51S 

Beta Alpha 56, 225. 36S, 513 

Beta Beta 57, 228, 366, 515 

Beta Gamma 59. 228, 368. 517 

Beta Epsilon 61, 230, 370. 518 

BeU ZeU 62, 231. 370, 519 

Beta Eta 64, 232, 371, 521 

Beta Theta 65, 233, — , S22 

Beta loU 66. 234. 373, 523 

Beta Kappa 68, 236, 374, 524 

Beta Lambda 69, 237, 375, 526 

Beto Mu 70. 339, 376, 527 

Beta Nu 71, 240. 879, 528 

Beta Xi — , 241. — , 529 

Beta Omicron 72, 243. 379, 530 

BeU Pi 73, 244, —,532 

Beta Rho 74, 245, 382, 534 

Beta Tau 76, — , 384, 536 

Beta Upsilon 77, 247, 385, 537 

Beta Phi 83, 248. 387, 538 

BeU Chi 81, 249, 389, 540 

Beta Psi 80, 3S1, — , — 

Beta Omega 84, 252, 390, 542 

Gamma Alpha 86, 253. 392, 544 

Gamma Beta 87, 255. 394, 545 

Gamma Gamma 89, — . 396, 547 

Gamma Delta 90, — , 397, 648 

Gamma Epsilon 91, 2.^6, 39S, 552 

Gamma Zeta 93, 2S7, 390, 554 

Gamma Eta 95, 259, 401, 555 

Gamma Theta 95, 260, 402, 558 

Gamma Iota 98. 263, 404. 358 

Gamma Kappa 100, 263, 406, 360 

Gamma Lambda — , — . — , S61 

THE DELTA ALUMNI 102. 265, 407, 563 

THE DELTA NFCROLOGY 139, 283. 430, 586 

THE DELTA AUTHORS 144. — , 431, — 

THE GREEK WORLD 151, 285. 434, 591 

THE GREEK PRESS 160, 201, 448, BB7 


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Lafayette and Nu 

Few visitors to Easton, Pa., fail to avail themselves of the 
opportunity to see "The College on the Hill," as Lafayette 
is generally known. Lafayette has also been called, "The 
Coll^:e Beautiful ;" a title which she acquired away back to 
the early Twenties, when her founders so wisely chose this 
pleasant location as a site for the erection of the college. 

A better selection certainly could not have been made. In 
a region abounding in charming views, that one point, 
which, if possible, surpasses all the rest in the loveliness of 
its outlook, was chosen to be the site of the infant college. 
All tfie variety of the picturesque scenery which has made 
"The Forks of the Delaware" celebrated far and wide, lies 
before this little mount and can be taken in with a single 
sweep of the eye. At its foot the Bushktil winds ; on the 
south and west the Lehigh, whose course can be traced by 
the steam of locomotives and the smoke of furnaces that 
line its banks ; on the east, the Delaware sweeping its broader 
course southward; across the city, seven miles away, are 
the Musconetcong Hills stretching off into New Jersey as 
far as the eye can see. On the north, half a mile away, is 
Chestnut Hill and Paxinosa, beyond which and from whose 

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top, facing northward, one may overlook a broad and beauti- 
ful valley bounded by the Blue Mountains, the even line of 
whose summit is broken in three places ; just in front of the 
beholder the "Wind Gap," twelve miles away, in a direct 
line; on the right hand "Delaware Water Gap," twenty 
miles away; on the left hand "Lehigh Gap," twenty miles 

On every side nature has spread her charms and art vies 
with nature to heighten the impressive beauty of the scene. 
One never tires of looking at it The students at the end 
of their college course linger on the brow of the hill with 
the same enthusiastic delight as at first, nay even with a 
more profound appreciation of the rich and varied beauties 
around. The most popular means of access to the college 
is a zig-zag path shaded by beautiful trees and commanding 
a beautiful view of Easton and the surrounding country. 
Near the end of the path, almost at the top of the hill, is a 
Soldiers* Monument erected in memory of those Lafayette 
men who fell in the Civil War. Upon arriving at the top 
of the hill, the first thing to meet the gaze is South College, 
the original college building. The college chapel is now at 
one end of "Old South," while at the other end is the old 
reading room, now used as a lecture room. The centre of 
the building is now used as a dormitory and for recitation 
rooms^ To the south is West College, where the venerable 
Dr. Francis A. March, L. L. D., L. H. D., D. C. L., Litt. D., 
has taught Lafayette men for over fifty years and where he 
still continues to teach. Dr. March is the pioneer of Amer- 
ican philologists and as a scholar is known far and wide. 
Near West Hall are the gymnasium and the athletic field. 
It is in front of the Van Wyckle library, however, that the 
beauty of the campus can be best appreciated. Here one 
can see "Old Pardee," the Observatory, the chemical labora- 

GAYLEY HAI.L— Lafayette College 

LIBRARY— Lafayette College 

Lafayette and Nu 

tory, and the row of dormitories. The campus is beautiful 
at any time of the year and it was here that all the athletic 
contests were held in the days before the college had an 
athletic field. Naturally, many stories and legends cluster 
about it and the pride that Lafayette men have in their 
campus is exceeded only by their Lafayette spirit, which 
is known the country over and which has enabled the teams 
of this college of not quite four hundred men to vanquish 
the teams of the largest institutions of the country. 

When Lafayette was first founded, Easton was a thriving 
town of about twenty-five himdred inhabitants, many of 
whom were known for their scholarly attainments; and it 
was only natural that they should desire to make Easton a 
seat of learning by founding an institution for higher edu- 
cation. On December 2T, 1824, Col. Thomas Keen presided 
at a meeting of citizens who voted to found the college. 
Then arose the question as to the name of the institution. 
General Lafayette had landed in New York on the i6th of 
the August previous on his last visit to the country he so 
nobly defended. His progress throughout the land was 
marked by one continued ovation and the citizens of Easton, 
not unmindful of the wounds he had received on America's 
soil, resolved, "That as a testimony of respect for the talents, 
virtues and signal services of General Lafayette in the great 
cause of freedom, the said institution be named Lafayette." 

At that time the only chartered colleges in Pennsylvania 
cast of the Alleghanies were the University of Pennsylvania 
and Dickinson. The latter (founded 1783) had been com- 
pelled by financial embarrasment to close its doors. The 
former, by reason of the greater temptation of the city and 
the greater cost of living, was objectionable to remote rural 
sections. Ease of access from those parts of the state which 
the college was designed to benefit, the cheapness of the 

6 The Rainbow 

means of living, together with the healthfulness of the situa- 
tion and its excellence as a field for botanical and minero- 
logical research were the main points favorable to the loca- 
tion at Easton. 

Seventy-five years of change and development have 
abundantly proved the wisdom of this choice. Lafayette 
now receives students from all over the Union instead of 
from a limited portion of Pennsylvania, but the location 
could not be changed for the better, even in view of this 
wider sphere of patronage. Easton is situated at the con- 
fluence of the Delaware and Lehigh rivers, toward the 
northern terminus of the Cumberland valley in a region so 
fertile and beautiful, so rich and productive in varied re- 
sources, that it may well be called "The Garden of the At- 
lantic Slope." The railroad communications are most ample 
so that, for access from every part of the country, the place 
is all that could be desired. 

The legislature granted the charter for the college March 
9, 1826, the board of trustees met May 15 of the same year. 
The first president of the college was Rev. George Junkin, 
D. D., L. L. D. In 1850 the college was placed under the 
care of the Synod of Pennsylvania. Since its founding the 
college has experienced many trials all of which it has 
passed through very safely. It has had many benefactors ; 
among them being And. Pardee who in 1866 founded the 
Pardee Scientific Department for the purpose of helping 
the college in scientific investigations. Dr. E. D. Warfield, 
the present president of the college, has served in that capa- 
city since 1891. 

Lafayette's history has been in a way unique. She never 
has, never had, a large enrollment of students, but keeps on 
in the quiet, even tenor of her way. Many of her alumni 
have become famous and many of her athletic teams have 

Lafayette and Nu 

defeated the best collie and university teams of the 
country ; but through the years Lafayette changes but little. 
Many of the professors taught our fathers years ago and 
the beauty of the hill remains, with, perhaps, a little more 
charm than it used to have. All of these things tend to 
develop the "Lafayette Spirit," which is noticeable in all 
Lafayette men, whether undergraduates or alumni, the 
whole world over. 

On June 2nd the hopes and ambition of the Skull and 
Raven fraternity of Lafayette were realized when its mem- 
bers were intrusted with the old charter of the Nu Chapter 
of Delta Tau Delta. The installation exercises were con- 
ducted by Brother John A. Bolard in the Beta Lambda 
chapter house at Bethlehem, Pa. About fifty-five brothers 
were present,, including representatives from Lehigh, Cor- 
nell, Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Penn- 
sylvania, Allegheny, Stevens, Tufts, Kenyon, George Wash- 
ington, Williams, and Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology. The members of the Arch Chapter present were 
National Secretary Henry T. Briick; National Treasurer, 
A. E. Duerr; Ritualist, John A. Bolard, ex-President of 
Eastern Division Samuel McClary and President of Eastern 
Division Charles H. Wells. After the installation exercises 
initiates and old Deltas repaired to the United States Hotel 
in Easton, where old friendships were renewed and pleasant 
acquaintances formed. Delta songs were sung and cheers 
given while the new Deltas were learning to grasp the Delta 
spirit. Nu cheered the other chapters who in turn cheered 
Nu and the evening was one never to be forgotten. After 
the banquet we listened to a number of excellent toasts, each 
one of which imbued us with the spirit that made the alumni 
and undergraduates present travel so far to witness these 
exercises. Brother Samuel A. Yorks, Beta Lambda, '98, 



8 The Rainbow 

was toastmaster and the following toasts were responded to : 

'A Fraternal Greeting," Bro. Lewis Thomas, Beta. 

'A Neophyte's Ambition," Bro. H. L. MacAskie, Nu. 


'Higher Criticism," Bro. Chas. H. Wells, Beta Nu. 

'Eating Crow," Bro. John A. Bolard, Alpha. 

'Practical Ideas," Bro. Samuel McClary, Alpha. 

'The Old and the New," Bro. Orrin Serfas3, Nu. 

'The Peupatetic," Bro. John T. Gallagher, Nu. 

Impromptu, Bro. Edward Clifton, Nu. 
Impromptu, Bro. Dr. W. A. Seibert, Nu. 

Impromptu, Bro. A. P. Trautwein, Rho. 

"Good Old Delta Tau," Bro. A. C. Ramsey, Beta Lambda. 

After the banquet, all joined in the great Choctaw 
Walk Around and the new Nu had started its existence. 

On the 1 8th of June we held our annual banquet at 
Paximosa Inn and succeeded in getting some of our old 
alumni to attend. Next June, when the diamond anniversary 
of the college is celebrated, we expect to have many more 
of the old alumni of Nu back. 

Besides our chapter there are twelve fraternities repre- 
sented at Lafayette. They are Delta Kappa Epsilon, Zeta 
Psi, Theta Delta Chi, Sigma Chi, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Deta 
Theta, Chi Phi, Phi Gamma Delta, Delta Upsilon, Sigma 
Nu, Alpha Chi Rho and Theta Nu Epsilon. Delta Kappa 
Epsilon is the oldest, being established in 1855 and Alpha 
Chi Rho the youngest, being established in 1902 from the 
local chapter of Psi Alpha Kappa. Theta Nu Epsilon has 
been lately revived, after having been extinct here for some 

Only three of the fraternities here own their homes, viz., 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, Theta Delta Chi and Sigma Chi. The 
Theta Delta Chi house is the most pretentious, is made of 

r i 

Lafayette and Nu 9 

brick and can accommodate 25 men. Alpha Chi Rho has 
rented a house this year while all the other chapters, with 
the exception of Theta Nu Epsilon, have rooms "down 
town." The occupants of fraternity houses at Lafayette arc 
governed by the same rules as are the occupants of the dor- 

Of course, our path has not been very rosy this our first 
year as Delts ; but when the rushing season is over we hope 
to introduce our share of new men. We expect to take old 
Nu's position here at Lafayette where the fraternities are 
awarded their positions according to their age. So far we 
have three freshmen pledged but we have been very careful 
and are sure that each and everyone of these men will be 
an honor to our chapter and to the Fraternity at large. Roy 
Walter, one of our pledges is a brother of Bro. Walter, '09, 
and ought to make the 'varsity bowling team. Pledge John- 
son, '10, is a track man while pledge Irmschler, '10, is a 
track and baseball man. The latter has played in the inter- 
class series and has made a good impression. Pledge Daven- 
port entered college as a Sophomore, coming from Penna. 
State College. 

In regard to college honors, Nu will get her share this 
year. Bro. St. John, '07, is leader of the Glee Club; Bro. 
H. L. MacAskie, '07, has been elected song leader for the 
foot-ball season and is manager of the track team; Bro. 
Howard Thomas, '07, was assistant editor-in-chief of The 
Melange, the college annual; Bro. Thos. Gilland, '07, is a 
member of the Knights of the Roimd Table; Bro. A. P. 
Schneider, '09, is 'varsity base-ball pitcher; Bro. Howard 
Fields, '09, is a 'varsity track man and was on the champion 
relay team last year ; Brother P. Kleinhaus, '08, is an editor 
of The Melange and Bro. R. Walker, '09, is a member of 

10 The 

the 'varsity bowling team. The other men we have in view 
will also be prominent in college activities. 

It is then a fine nucleus that Nu has to work with this 
year, and we feel certain that our efforts will meet with 
success. A very cordial feeling exists between Nu and Beta 
Lambda, whose kindnesses to us are greatly appreciated and 
we visit one another quite often. All Delts passing through 
Easton are invited to stop off and visit us either at our 
rooms on Northampton Street or at the college. We will 
show you that Lafayette and Easton are all they are claimed 
to be and that the Arch Chapter made no mistake in restor- 
ing Nu's charter. 

Edward L. Smith. 

t ■ 

Henry T. Bruck, 



Frank F. Rwers, 

The Arch Chapter Meeting 11 

The Arch Chapter Meeting 

" *If you want to be a Tau Delt, 
Just come along with me ' *' 

Henry Bruck was singing dreamingly, when Charles 
Henry interrupted : — 

"I move/' said Charles Henry, in a rich liturgical tone, 
"that Harry Van Petten's engagement be tabled indefinitely," 
and immediately Gamma Beta's parlor was suffused with a 
Walkure-like reddish glow. It was Harry Van blushing 
for the one hundred and sixth time, and in the midst of it 
everybody voted "Aye!" except Tom Buell, who had a 

Of course, this is not the place to tell about business, and 
what was transacted in Chicago on August i6th and i/th 
last There was business. If you don't believe it, ask Frank 
Rogers. This is merely the occasion to chronicle the fact 
that the Arch Chapter did meet, and did, moreover, success- 
fully sit upon the new members. I know. 

Confidentially, Charles Henry, Harry Van and myself 
came to Chicago for the express and particular purpose of 
reforming the Arch Chapter. As it happened, it got out 
that Harry and I, under cover of Tannhauser at the Bis- 
marck garden, had actually gone so far as to plan two or 
three coups d'etat. But tlie next morning Harry was 
thoughtless enough to sit by me, and Frank Wieland smelled 
out treason in less time than it used to take our friend Alvan 
Duerr to ask why you hadn't replied to his last letter about 
back dues. Naturally enough, that was the end of the re- 

12 The Rainbow 

The principal feature of the meeting was Jack Kind's ice 
cream clothes. They had a dinky little green stripe. Then 
his shirt had a little green stripe, too, and the whole effect 
was set off nicely by a scarf adorned with a pleasing design 
in green. They called him "]2Lck the S3rmphony," but he 
was so busy trying to look stem, as a treasurer ought to 
look, of course, if he knows his business — ^that he didn't 
have time to resent it 

Then Peanut Edwards had a lot to do with it. Peanut 
is not a member of the Arch Chapter, although he got ar- 
rested. But even after that, he lured one unsuspecting mem- 
ber down town in a big automobile, and entered into an 
altercation with a brutal and uns3rmpathetic truck driver. 
The truck driver finally said rude things, whereupon Peanut 
promptly ran the machine into the horse and upset him, 
wiggled his fingers (his own, not the horse's), and re- 
marked, pithily: 

"That for you, horse !" and went his way. 

Elmer Scott had a good deal to do with it, too. He car- 
ried the crowd to St. Hubert's, and set 'em up to lunch. 
Then Lowrie McClurg butted in and spent money; Put 
Matthews took several hands ; Kendrick Babcock was there, 
with all the experience of twenty years, and told us what not 
to do, and why. Then that charming family of Dr. 
Wieland's, with that delightful smoker and the freedom of 
the house — they had more to do with it than anybody, and 
we have all made up our minds to run Mrs. W. for president 
when Frank's term expires. Ed. Hughes was not there, al- 
though he was expected, and was missed, too. And there 
were other vacant places, much to the regret of everybody, 
where Jake Armistead used to sit, and Duerr and Sam 
McClary and Harry Hewitt 

The Arch Chapter Meeting ] 8 

Gamma Beta had everything to do with the meeting, and 
the way those fellows ministered things in the nature of 
creature comforts was amazing. C3iarles Henry had no 
sooner given utterance to regret over his last cigar, and 
folded his hands in a quite graceful stained-glass position, 
before Gamma Beta had sent out, hurriedly, and returned 
with a whole box of cigars, two sacks of Durham, cigarette 
papers and a handful of matches. This is only one instance 
of many. Privately, I almost suspect Gamma Beta of ulterior 
motives, they were so thoughtful. 

Finally, the Chicago alumni took hold, for on Friday 
evening some seventy Delts foregathered at de Jonghe's and 
sat down to the festive board. It may have been a very 
ordinary thing to you fellows, but it wasn't to me. As far 
as I am concerned, there's only one thing on earth I expect 
to be much nearer heaven than that was, and that will be the 
Chicago Kamea next August. Everybody yelled and every- 
body sang Delt songs and uncorked enthusiasm, until Elmer 
Scott promised to buy sixty copies of the new song book 
(W. L. McKay, 409 Peari Street, New York, $1.10 post- 
paid)^ — and I bet you a thousand dollars he'll have to stick 
to it, too, or else Sears, Roebuck & Co. will be having an 
auction sale of assorted general manager remnants. 

Altogether you may rest assured that the meeting met. 
That was all Frank Rogers asked me to say in this story, 
anyway, and I do hope I have managed to make that one 
point dear. 

As to results — ^you'll get those later. 

Please excuse me a minute. A man has replied to a letter 
by return mail. 

Stuart MacLean. 

14 The Rainbow 

The Arch Chapter 

It was inevitable, that as time went on, there should be 
changes in the personnel of the Arch Oiapter. There are 
only three of the old-guard left now, and of the six new 
members, only one has served over a few weeks. Such a 
great change made almost necessary a conference of the 
Arch Chapter. It was therefore called for the latter part of 
August. It was a great success, and after its deliberations 
were over, no one could question the wisdom shown in the 
selection of the new men. We thus enter upon the year 
preceding the Kamea with our policy fairly outlined. I, 
for one, feel that the Fraternity is in safe hands. 

The resignation of Dr. Bolard, after many years of ser- 
vice, was not unexpected. He had told me, at the last Kar- 
nea, that as soon as he had cleared up some matters that con- 
cerned his mother chapter, he should need to retire. It was 
he who instituted the system of fraternity examinations. No 
doubt many a freshman, struggling thro' them, had wished 
that Dr. Bolard had perished in infancy. However, the 
larger knowledge of the Fraternity that these examinations 
have given has justified the work they involve. The Fra- 
ternity will always remember Dr. Bolard as an untiring 
worker in its behalf. 

Bro. Alvan Duerr, who for ten 3rears had served the Fra- 
ternity, offered his resignation in July. He also had told me 
in New York last summer that if certain plans matured, he 
would need to give all of his time to the new work he had 
in mind. I had hoped against hope that he could see his 
way clear to remain with us ; and prepared as I was, the re- 
signation came as a distinct shock. He had systematized 

The Ardi Chapter 15 

the finances of the Fraternity, and put them on a sound 
basis. He had done this for years, successfully. Little 
wonder that we could not willingly give him up. 

The work of Bro. Duerr can never be estimated in words. 
He threw into his work the vigor of a pronounced person- 
ality that had the added advantage of keen business sense. 

It has always been an interesting pschycological study for 
me to see men come to our Kameas strongly anti-Duerr, 
because he had made them pay up. Invariably they left the 
Kameas as strongly pro-Duerr. College men are often 
careless, but they are usually just. The strongest admirers 
Bro. Duerr has to-day are the men whom he taught the 
necessity of a clean balance sheet first, and everything else 
afterwoods. He could have been treasurer forever. Delta 
Tau Delta has been very fortunate in the quality of the men 
who have filled this office. Bro. Hodgdon had set Bro. Duerr 
a good example, and happily, the latter, knowing that he was 
about to retire had put into training Dr. John L. Kind. 
I think that Dr. Kind will follow out the policy of Bro. 
Duerr admirably. 

The men are not unlike except in appearance ; and I have 
no doubt that Bro. Kind will adhere to the methods that 
have made our financial system such a pronounced success. 

When a few years later, the history of the first fifty years 
of Delta Tau Delta will have been written, the historian 
will no doubt name a dozen men whose influence in the fra- 
ternity was decisive. Among these names will be that of 
Alvan Duerr. Delta Tau Delta owes much to him indeed. 

The Fraternity as a whole knows Dr. Kind very well. It 
seems strange that any good could come out of Nebraska 
that could be of service in New York — and be admitted by 
the latter. When Gamma Epsilon was established at Colum- 
bia, Bro. Kind made it the chapter of his adoption. He 


16 The Rainbow 

never rested until it was located in its present beautiful 
home; then he ran off to Germany to complete his studies 
for his Doctorate degree. 

So, at twenty-six, Bro. Kind is a Doctor of Philosophy 
and without guile. He taught for a year in Coluihbia, and 
is now on the Faculty of the University of Wisconsin. 

Impressions are strange things, and usually wrong. One 
new member of the Ardi Chapter said to me, "I was so sur- 
prised in Dr. Kind. From what he had achieved, I judged 
him to be at least fifty, with specs and a green bag, and to 
be stooped and dyspeptic" I had the pleasure of introduc- 
ing these two men ; and as the tall, beardless, blonde-dothed, 
pink-shirted, blue-tied, elephant's-breath-socked young Doc- 
tor of Philosophy burst upon the vision of my friend from 
the South, the latter gasped for breath. We had scarce ad- 
journed, before he had devasted the bargain cotmters, in an 
effort to duplicate the diromatic glories of Dr. Kind's rai- 
ment. Possibly there is more than one way to get a Ph. D. 

Up to a few months ago, Thomas Buell, the president of 
our Northern Division, was a practical man. After a cer- 
tain date in October, I hope that he will become himself 
again. I know him very well, and call him Thomas only 
when he is ill. One day, shortly after my return from the 
South, he said to me; "I can just see Stuart Maclean. I 
know just what he is like. One can tell from his letters that 
he is handsome and spiritual/' Far be from me the necessity 
of disturbing often such soulful optimism as this. But 
I have a sense of duty, and so I said, "Tom, we are to have 
an Arch Chapter conference soon. If any great shock 
should come to you, one that I might have prepared you for, 
but did not, you won't think hard of me, will you? Just 
think that I thought you needed the discipline. Shock has 

The Arch Chapter 17 

even cured paralysis, you know, and anybody is liable to be 
paralyzed." I introduced these two men, too. 

We had entrusted the Song-book to Bro. Stuart Maclean, 
and he gave us such a good one, that we felt that he should 
be rewarded. So he was elected to the office of Ritualist. It 
has been some years since we have had two men from the 
South on the Arch Chapter. Bro. Maclean's enthusiasm is 
so wholesome, and Bro. Carter, the President of the South- 
em Division is so beloved throughout the South, that I feel 
sure that the Southern chapters, through the influence of 
their new officers, are going to become more national. 

The Western Division elected Harry Van Petten, to suc- 
ceed Harry Hewitt. Harry Van, as secretary of the Chicago 
Alumni Chapter, is well known throughout the West as a 
genial, capable man. I consider him one of the coming men 
in Delta Tau Delta. About half of the success of the next 
Kamea will rest upon his shoulders, and he is going to 
demonstrate that it isn't any harder to pull off a Karnea 
than it is to sell paper to a man who doesn't want it. 

The conference had the good fortune to meet just as 
Harry Van's last engagement was announced. It was hinted 
that a conference could scarcely happen when such an an- 
nouncement would not be timely, but this slander was only 
the emanation from a vulgar mind. We who know him 
best, know that he restricts himself to a certain number a 
year. It is needless to say that he has our good wishes — 
and many happy returns. 

The Rev. Chas. Henry Wells succeeds Dr. McClary in 
the East. This Doctor-minister alternation puzzles me. A 
physician was elected to the presidency of the national Fra- 
ternity, to succeed a Methodist minister. How am I to in- 
terpret the fact that the East, having been under the guid- 
ance of a doctor for four years, finally felt it necessary to 

18 The Rainbow 

elect a minister in his place? I shall watch the next national 
election with great perturbation of spirit. 

Bro. Wells was for five years rector of St. James at 
Woodstock, Vermont He is now at Old Trinity, in New 
York. He has fathered the New England chapters so long 
that they will regard his removal from among them as little 
short of a calamity. 

These then, are the new men of the Arch Chapter. Engi- 
neer, broker, teacher, secretary, business man, farmer, min- 
ister, physician. If this isn't variety enough there will be 
another election in August you know. 

To our retiring officers, we of the Arch Chapter, and the 
Fraternity at large, in whose behalf I know I may speak, ex- 
tend our thanks and deep appreciation. Each of them has 
been a faithful worker, and the Fraternity is better because 
of them. 

F. W. 

The Phi Ddta Theta History 19 

The Phi Delta Theta History * 

Every fraternity man who sees a copy of this work will 
envy Phi Delta Theta, in that it has a more complete collec- 
tion of printed historical matter pertaining to itself than has 
his own. This is the most complete work of its kind that 
the Greek world has seen up to date, and it is the result of 
more than twenty years of hard work on the part of its 
author, who is naturally a most devoted admirer of his fra- 

The book was issued early in the present year, is a large 
octavo of 930 pages and weighs more than four pounds. 
Work on it was begun in 1880 when Mr. Palmer was ap- 
pointed historian of his fraternity. 

After a very interesting Author's Preface in which the 
story of the undertaking is outlined, giving an account of 
his troubles and trials, the work begins with an instructive 
account of the first Greek letter society. Phi Beta Kappa, 
founded, as most fraternity men know, at William and Mary 
College in 1776. It then goes on to sketch the organization 
and growth at Miami University where Phi Delta Theta, 
Beta Theta Pi and Sigma Chi were also founded. 

The Alpha Delta Phi was the first fraternity to found a 
western chapter and it entered Miami in 1835. Beta Theta 
Pi was founded in 1839, but at the time of the founding of 
Phi Delta Theta, Dec. 26th, 1848, neither of these earlier 
societies were in active organization at Miami, though there 
were members of each in the college. Here Mr. Palmer 

•A Hifltory of the Phi Delta TheU Fraternity: By Walter B. Palmer: Pub- 
Kahed by The George BanU Co., Menosha, Wise. Cloth, $4.00; ^ Morocco, 
$5.00; Full Morocco, $6.00. 

30 The Rainbow 

makes the first of several claims by whidi he attempts to 
show that Phi Delta Theta is the most important among the 
college societies. 

He says that, saving Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Theta 
was the first general Greek letter society to originate in an 
institution where no other Greek letter society existed. 

Neither Alpha Delta Phi or Beta Theta Pi were then liv- 
ing at Miami, but their general influence must have been 
felt in the student body, members of both were still in col- 
lege, and each fraternity was reorganized by these members 
shortly after. 

A sketch is then given of the organizing of Delta Kappa 
Epsilon and the founding of Sigma Chi; then come bio- 
graphies of the six founders, followed by an account of the 
parent chapter and separate chapters also on the second, 
third and fourth chapters of the fraternity. Then Mr. 
Palmer goes into the general history of his fraternity, mix- 
ing up Annals, Convention Notes, and the Records in the 
Scroll and Palladium in a way rather bewildering to an out- 
sider, who finds it almost impossible to follow in an intelli- 
gent way. However no member of another fraternity is in 
a position to criticise his production adversely, as through 
the self sacrificing labors of Mr. Palmer Phi Delta Theta 
has a work of which no other can boast, though it is essen- 
tially a source book, not a history. In it the archives of the 
fraternity are preserved as they could not be in any other 

No man who desires to be well informed on the fraternity 
world can afford to be ignorant of it, and all ambitious 
chapters of our own fraternity should preserve it in their 
libraries. It is clearly printed in small type and is a good 
specimen of book making. 

The Plu Delta Theta History 21 

Many curious customs and movements within the fra- 
ternity are noted, and we learn that a Chicago convention 
held in 1869 seriously considered the motion to admit 
women to its ranks. It also seems to have been the custom 
to allow members to initiate students attending colleges 
where no chapter existed, before a petition had been sent in 
or a charter granted. How often this was done or up to 
how recent a date is not clearly shown. Among others, the 
chapters at the Universities of Minnesota, Iowa, and Texas 
were first organized in this way. The students at Minnesota 
who afterwards petitioned were initiated on Sept. i6th, 
1881, the charter was granted Oct. 12th, 1881. Those of 
Iowa were initiated Feb. 3rd, 1882, the charter was granted 
March 27th, 1882, those at Texas were initiated Oct. 8th, 
1883 and the charter was granted Oct. 15th, 1883. This 
seems rather a unique way to extend a fraternity, and doubt- 
less it is not done now. 

Naturally a fraternity with so many chapters as has Phi 
Delta Theta comes in contact with most, if not all, of the 
other similar organizations in the country, and their names 
occur many times in Mr. Palmer's book. We have only 
space to quote one, wherein Delta Tau Delta and W. W. 
W. are referred to. 

Mr. Palmer says: "The chapter at the University of 
Texas, initiated, Dec. 14th, 1885, W. F. Goodrich, 86 ; F. H. 
Hall, 87 ; C. V. Templeton, 87 ; H. W. Gilson, 88 ; C. K. 
Lee, 88 ; H. H. Lennox, 88. They had been members of the 
W. W. W. or Rainbow Fraternity, which chapter had re- 
fused to follow the lead of other chapters in uniting with 
the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. The Rainbow chapter at 
Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas also declined 
the proposed merger into Delta Tau Delta, and the mem- 

22 The Rainbow 

bers having returned their Rainbow Charter, made applica- 
tion to Phi Delta Theta for a charter." 

In a foot note here, also referring to this union and these 
two chapters, Mr. Palmer says, "However Phi Delta Theta 
did not interfere with the negotiations between W. W. W. 
and Delta Tau Delta, and did not treat with the two Rain- 
bow chapters in the Lone Star State until they had resigned 
their W. W. W. charters." 

On this matter we will simply say at present that the 
Rainbow chapter at Southwestern University never had a 
chance to come into Delta Tau Delta ; as to the other matter, 
the history of that period has not yet been written up by 
Delta Tau Delta, but our archives contain some interesting 
letters and papers pertaining to the period, which in due 
time will be collected. 

Probably Phi Delta Theta as an organization did not 
interfere with the negotiations, but Mr. Palmer has always 
been a very ardent exponent of Phi Delta Theta, what was 
he personally doing at this time, how and where did he learn 
that these negotiations were under way and what use did 
he make of this knowledge? 

This is ancient history now with Delta Tau Delta and 
has no vital connection with our present day life, we are 
proceeding leisurly with our history and when this period 
is reached it will be written up as a matter of interest simply 
as an illustration of the condition of fraternity ethics in 

LowRiE McClurg. 

Some Opinions of the Song Book 23 

Some Opinions of the Song Book 

I consider The Song Book very satisfactory and better 
tiian any average college song book. The melody in many 
tunes has been put in an inner voice, thus saving wear 
and tear on the average unmusical throat. 

The selections are good, some new ones are capital and 
I am sorry there were not a few more of the same quality 
and merit 

The book is practical and a credit to any fraternity. The 
fellows who did the work are deserving of a loving cup. 

Walter J. Bausmann. 

A book that should attract all Deltas, both on account of 
its artistic appearance and on account of its contents is The 
New Song Book put out under the able editorship of Stuart 
Maclean. As the editor states in his preface, an attempt has 
been made in the settings chosen for the words to present 
a variety that will appeal to all tastes in music, while, in 
my opinion, some of the airs are too unfamiliar, too devoid 
of associations and sentiment, to be taken up by the mass 
of Deltas ; yet the selections, on the whole, are to be highly 
commended. Of the airs that are original, my impression 
is that they lack the swing and melodious quality that makes 
for popularity. 

Following the custom of old-time reviewers, I choose this 
opportunity for exhortations. Of all influences that tend to 
hallow sentiment there are few that can equal singing. It 
is the singing of college songs that strengthens loyalty to 
ones college and arouses feelings of brotherhood among the 

24 The Rainbow 

students. Now why is there not more singing of fraternity 
songs? What could more impress visitors with the sense 
of fraternal loyalty than to be greeted with Delta Tau 
songs; or what impress the Fraternity members more with 
the realization of the force of brotherhood ties than the sing- 
ing of these same songs ? Fraternity songs should come as 
naturally to the lips as college songs. Any objection on the 
ground of lack of suitable Delt songs can no longer hold 
good; now that we have a Song Book which offers such a 
goodly number of gems. 

Edward G. Cox. 

May I say a few words in expression of my pleasure and 
pride in our new Song Book? It is chock-full and running 
over with the grand, invincible Delta spirit, and I verily be- 
lieve that it is the best Fraternity song book ever printed. 

There's music in the air, when our Gamma Kappa boys 
gather around the piano, and it gives an old Delt the sense 
of immortality, as he thrills to the old songs he used to sing ; 
and the new songs make him feel willing to live forever. 

Of course, new songs and good songs will continue to be 
written ; all the more and all the better, since the new Book 
sets the pace ; and we are a musical and poetic family ; but 
this Book stands at high-water mark, and we can glory in 
it and vent ourselves through it until the day comes when 
another Song Book seems needed: then this best of Delta 
Song Books, so far, will be the nucleus of a new and better 
one (if that is possible), for I think most of its songs will 
live, and grow dearer, the oftener they are sung. 

We owe Brother Maclean a mighty debt of gratitude and 
love for his splendid, unselfish service as compiler and 

Jno. R. Scott. 

Some Opinions of the Song Book %5 

As a rule I do not care for collections of songs, whether 
they be college melodies, or based on fraternity lore, and yet 
I know full well how much life and enthusiasm a rollicking 
good song can infuse into a crowd of fellows bunched 
around the piano, each one doing his best to drown the 
"bum notes" of the other fellow. We were in sore need of 
a new song book, — everyone admitted that, — ^and we all 
looked forward to its appearance with more or less eager- 
ness, I, for one, anxious to see what Brother Maclean was 
going to inflict upon us. 

When the book arrived I picked it up with more curiosity 
than enthusiasm and began to play over the numbers at ran- 
dom. The more I played, the warmer I grew, so that by 
the time I had run through them all there was no doubt in 
my mind that we now have a Song Book worthy of our 
Fraternity and of its editor. My opinion has not changed. 

Take, to begin with, the old German melodies that have 
been the food of our great German universities for genera- 
tions. There is a mellowness in their tones, a traditional 
spirit in the tunes, which ought to appeal to every heart that 
beats with love and reverence for its Fraternity. I refer es- 
pecially to "College Days," on page 8, and "Here's a Good 
Song," page 13. Could anything be jollier or more inviting 
than the "Pipe and Stein," on page 89, and at the same time 
be infused with deeper sentiment? How cleverly "My Girl 
is a Delta," page 42, reflects the happy-go-lucky German 
masher who makes full use of his prerogatives as a student. 

Of course, no collection is complete without "Die Wacht am 
Rhcin," and on page 14 we have an opportunity to pledge 
ourselves to our cause no less fervently than the patriotic 
Germans have pledged themselves, with the poet Schnecken- 
burger, to support the Fatherland, ever since those anxious 
days of 1840. 

26 The Rainbow 

I was very glad to see "Gypsy John," page 29, included 
in this volume. Brother Rogers has g^ven us a good "Drink- 
ing Song^' in this number, one ^at is by no means a drunk- 
ard's song, but one of good fellowship and cheer, — a gentle- 
mens' toast. And speaking of Brother Rogers, who enjoys 
a delicious high ball more? We can all have one on him, 
on page 9, and a good one too, one "With Spirit" and 
"memories fine and rare ;" and then we can all join in with 
him, on page 21, and sing softly to our "Delta Regina," than 
whom none is more radiant. 

Have you heard Brother Maclean sing this book? If not, 
more's the pity. Why, he can actually sing his own songs. 
Just turn to page 24, be one of the "Good Fellows," and see 
whether you aren't made to sing and grow mellow. You 
can't but be a good fellow after that song. And that isn't all 
that he has done. Could anything be droller than "When 
first I went to College," on page 46? We all "went with 
Delta Tau," but I doubt that any of us did it as naively as 
Brother Maclean does in these three stanzas. 

The book is up to date too. "Bluebell" is there with its 
martial tread, the best of the songs for the boys in blue. I 
suppose we owe "Mamma" to Brother Maclean also, on 
page 28, and we are proud of our mamma's good advice. 
This seems to me to be the quaintest song in the whole book, 
and it ought to be ; for it dates from "Adam and Eve." 

I am very grateful to Chapter Epsilon for her version of 
"Mein Yerman Bruder." That pumpemickle, hotzenpep- 
pers, and saur kraut appeal to me. "I vish efery day vas 
a Sunday I" 

It is a good book. Every Delt ought to have one. Every 
chapter ought to own at least a dozen. 

John L. Kind. 

When the year is in its Autumn active fra- 
THB temity life is in its Springtime. New seed 

OPBN for alumni harvesting is being planted in 

LETTER the well-tilled soil of all our active chap- 

ters. In every chapter letter of this num- 
ber we will hear the praises of this new seed's quality 
sung. At the four years' end what will the harvest be' 
How much of the grain will have suffered an immature 
reaping at the end of the freshman or Sophomore year ; 
and how much of the harvested grain gathered into our 
graduate granary will be of full Delt measure? 

These are not the idle musings of a fireside hour — they 
are the living, vital questions which confront each active 
chapter. The first consideration is the quality of the soil 
in which this seed has been sown. Is it fertile with the 
high aspirations and ideals of Delta Tau Delta? Is it 
warmed by the sun of loyal devotion and watered by the 
gentle streams of true fraternal affection? Do eager 
hands give careful tillage and willing service remove the 
choking weed and bramble? All ill betide that chapter 
field whose stony soil of loose-held brotherhood offers 
no foothold for the tender blade, and whose furrows are 
cumbered with the weeds of selfishness and indifference. 
In such soil the promised harvest withers and from its 
scanty gleanings come but small return. And if the firm 
fence of our Fraternity teachings enclose not the field the 

28 The Rainbow 

little foxes of loose-living will break through and trample 
down the tender grain. 

We take it for granted that all this new seed is sound 
and clean and, awakened by the warm rays of Delta Tau 
Delta, the germ of a new life has split asunder the enfold- 
ing husk — forcing its tender green above the chapter soil 
and sinking its roots deep therein for sustenance and sta- 
bility. May all these new blades in our active chapter 
fields find the sun warm and the winds gentle, the 
showers propitious and the tillage of chapter discipline 
invigorating. Growing in strength and fullness may their 
ripening bring them to that full maturity of Delt perfec- 
tion when the sickle of their diplomas shall have removed 
them from the fields of their Delt birth and growth and 
they are garnered into the g^eat storehouse of alumni 

The chapter letters of this number are 
AFTER unusually exultant over the recent vic- 

THE tories of the rushing season. Facts seem 

VICTORY to excuse this exultation. But this is only 

one victory and no chapter should be so 
satisfied with the one success that it will neglect the 
countless other tasks which confront it for the balance of 
the year. 

In chapter life progress is always the sign of health. 
There is no reaching a crest of prosperity so high that 
there is nothing more to strive for, no greater height to 
be scaled. If an active chapter is not ever climbing up- 
ward it is going down hill. Perhaps the descent is at 
first imperceptible ; but it is none the less steady and cer- 
tain and its acceleration rapidly increases. 

Editorials 29 

At the beginning of the college year the condition of 
most of our chapters was thoroughly satisfactory and all 
have bright prospects for the year. But these prospects 
will not be cashed into solid realities next June unless 
each member of each chapter strives his utmost, not only 
to hold the ground already won by the men who have 
gone before, but to advance still farther the standard of 
his chapter and his Fraternity. Above all, chapter suc- 
cess means team work and harmony within the bond. 
The work demands from the older men in the chapter 
clear heads, untiring vigilance and infinite tact ; from the 
younger men — unselfish service and ready obedience. 

The active chapter which causes the Arch Chapter 
most concern is not always the one that has struck a run 
of hard luck or returns in the Fall with depleted ranks. 
Even a few men, fired with the right spirit and working 
with courage and unflagging energy, can snatch victory 
from the gloomiest uncertainity and win out againt the 
heaviest odds. Where the germ of decay is likeliest to be 
found is in that chapter so assured of its superiority, so 
certain of no room for improvement, so satisfied with its 
position and attainments of the past that its members 
blindly settle into their quiet slumbers of fatuous com- 

To illustrate the spirit of true Delt courage in face of 
unexpected discouragements and difficulties we can do 
no better than refer our readers to the chapter letters of 
Lambda, Phi and Beta Pi, reproduced in this number. 
They all breathe the spirit of optimistic energy, the spirit 
that will ever spell success for a chapter. In passing, we 
might add that in all the eight years of our editorial ser- 
vice we do not remember having published in the pages 
of The Rainbow a chapter letter more generally satisfac- 

so The 

tory and commendable from all points of view, composi- 
tion and information particularly, than is the letter of Phi 
in this number. 

THE On other pages of this number will be 

ARCH found full accounts of the social side of 

CHAPTER the Arch Chapter meeting held in Chicago 
MEETING the latter part of August. While the royal 

entertainment furnished us by the Chi- 
cago brothers was greatly appreciated and enjoyed, the 
prime reason for this meeting was not to afford a pleas- 
ant junket for the members of the Arch Chapter, but to 
accomplish some important work for the Fraternity. 

What important questions were considered and how 
much was accomplished at the three sessions of the Arch 
Chapter will be but meagerly shown in the minutes of 
the sessions, but even that will be enough to prove to the 
Fraternity the value of making such Arch Chapter meet- 
ings between Karneas a permanent feature of our admin- 
istrative policy. During these sessions extending only 
over parts of two days more of permanent value to the 
Fraternity was accomplished than could have been se- 
cured by months of correspondence. 

Not the least important feature of this meeting was the 
opportunity it afforded the members of the Arch Chapter 
to become personally acquainted with each other. At 
this time when the personnel of the Arch Chapter has 
seen such a change and only three of the veterans are left 
such an opportunity to take the personal measure of each 
other was particularly advantageous. 

This meeting also enabled the members to thoroughly 
•discuss the needs and problems of the Fraternity and to 

Editorials 81 

adopt, in some sense, a settled and aggressive policy 
for the coming year. Perhaps to the original mem- 
bers of the Arch Chapter the greatest pleasure was to 
realize what strength and good judgement the new mem- 
bers are bringing to the labors and councils of the Arch 

No member of the Fraternity is able to visit each active 
chapter and meet all our undergraduate members per- 
sonally. The next best means of supplying the brothers 
with this knowledge of the personnel of Delta Tau Delta 
is to reproduce the photographs of each active chapter. 
This it is our purpose to do in the four numbers of this 
volume of The Rainbow, devoting a number to each 
Division. In this number will be found the chapters of 
the Southern Division. The January number will con- 
tain those of the Western, and so on in order. 

The aim is to have presented to the readers of The 
Rainbow by the end of the college year photographs of 
the entire active membership of the Fraternity. The suc- 
cess of this scheme depends on the active chapters 
promptly supplying us with their photographs. One de- 
linquent chapter will spoil the whole showing. Exper- 
ience of a good many years in securing chapter letters — 
or rather a failure to secure them all, leaves us none too 

Possibly, extra copies of these half-tones will be struck 
off and at the completion of the volume these will be 
bound together and furnished the brothers at cost price. 
Such a booklet would be an album of the active members 
of the Fraternity. 


32 The Rainbow 

For years the active members of the Fraternity have 
been clamoring for a song book and songs that could be 
sung without spraining the average voice. Now they 
have both, and songs of unusual melody and charm they 
are. We shall expect to see the influence of this song 
book manifested at all our banquets and the average 
undergraduate should become as familiar with some 
dozen of these songs as he is with any of the popular hits 
of the day. 

The Fraternity owes Brother Maclean a very consider- 
able debt for his preparation of this song book. He 
brought to his labors the technical knowledge and natural 
abilities which have given the book its practical value as 
a singable collection. But he is to be especially com- 
mended for the promptness with which he produced the 
book, despite the large part of the labor which fell to his 
personal share. 

"For the past twelve months the Journal has published 
an advertisement of Baird's Fraternity Manual. The ar- 
rangement with the publishers of this work was that the 
Journal should receive in return for the advertisement a 
commission on all sales made through it. The returns have 
been so small that as a matter of business the Journal is 
compelled to discontinue the arrangement." — The Kappa 
Alpha Journal, 

For the same reason The Rainbow has been compelled 
to discontinue this advertiment. We do not ascribe the small 
sales through this channel to any lack of appreciation of the 
book's value. It is rather due to the publishers having 
solicited and circularized the active chapters direct, in spite 
of their arrangements with this journal. 




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Alpha sends her greetings to the entire Delta world ! 

It affords us a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction 
to take a retrospective view of our work during the past 
year. At the beginning of school a year ago, we were 
situated in a house whose adaptation to fraternity pur- 
poses was far from complete. To-day, we are housed in 
quarters, convenient, accomodating, adequate and home- 
like. Last year we were largely composed of freshmen 
and Sophomores. This year finds among us four Juniors 
and a Senior. Last year a movement was begun towards 
a more intimate connection with our alumni. To-day 
sees the success of the movement in what is called "At 
Home Night," at which once a month alumni and actives 
mingle as fellow students in a homelike, fraternal gather- 
ing, singing old songs, planning to advance Delta Tau 
Delta both in and out of college, learning to know one 
another better. And finally to-day we see our alumni 
committee at work completing a canvass for a new chap- 
ter house — which movement was begun at our Spring 

Perhaps the most unique innovation of the year was 
our recent "smoker" at which representative men from 
each of the four other fraternities in our college were en- 
tertained in the chapter house. The rooms were taste- 

34 The 

fully decorated with college and fraternity pennants; 
cider, grapes, chestnuts and apples were the refresh- 
ments; songs and monologues furnished the entertain- 
ment. The pleasing part of the event was the informal 
spirit of good fellowship which filled the atmosphere. 
Close onto midnight the guests separated after a hearty 
indulgence in yells and songs and an appreciating 
''What's the matter with the Delts." 

If there is one thing that we regret at the beginning 
of our new year, it is the absence of several of our broth- 
ers of last year. Though we began the year with but 
eight of our old men, during rushing week we added daily 
to our number such as should become Delts, until our 
membership numbers twelve men. We gladly present 
for association with our brothers the names of Carl Dout- 
hitt, of Sheridanville, Pa., Roy Diffenderfer, Dick Baker 
and Andy Campbell, all of Butler, Pa., with an additional 
pledged man, Roy Phillips, of Meadville. 

Bros. Stockton and Douthitt are found on our college 
eleven — the one at right end, the other at right half. 

We had the pleasure of a brief visit from Bro. Lawn 
'03 of Mu during the first week of October. Such visits 
always do us good. We wish they were made oftener. 
Our door is always open. 



The advance guard of the chapter began to arrive the 
week before Registration Day to get things in shape for 
the beginning of the school year. The opening of the 
year finds eleven loyal Delts reassembled for the life to- 

The Delta Chapters 35 

The rushing season progresses more or less satisfac- 
torily. We have secured three of the entering class of 
freshmen. This notwithstanding the fact that all were 
rushed hard by other fraternities. This gives us a chap- 
ter of the average number at Ohio, where fraternity ma- 
terial is not over-abundant and where the chapters do not 
tend to an unwieldy size. 

Foot-ball prospects are brighter than ever this year. 
All games have been victories up to the present writing. 
Our most brilliant one was that over West Virginia, we 
having defeated them by the score of nine to six. We 
are represented on the team by Bro. Gahm at tackle, and 
Bro. Connett at end. 

The evening of Sept. 24 found us assembled at Hotel 
Berry for a stag dinner in honor of Bro. Hoover, who 
goes to Harvard for post-graduate work. Good old Delt 
songs were sung and the affair ended with the traditional 
"Walk-Around" with its accompanying Choctaw chant. 

Our Chapter recently entertained the ladies of Pi Beta 
Phi with a delightful dance, and we look forward with 
pleasure to several more social events. 

In closing. Beta wishes to all her sister chapters the 
best success in the critical rushing period. 

Frank B. Gullum. 


College opened Sept. 12th with unusual activity and a 
large freshman class was ushered in. Gamma started the 
school year with eleven actives and takes pleasure in an- 
nouncing that David Morrow, formerly of Beta, Ohio 
University, has affiliated. We regret to say that Bro. 

36 The Rainbow 

Hunter of the class of '09 was unable to return to college 
owing to a severe attack of the fever. 

The Class of '10 furnishes us with six new men and we 
are pleased to introduce to the Fraternity at large Colin 
Reed, Jr., of Washington, Pa.; James Thome, of Mur- 
raysville, Pa. ; Carlton Sutter, of Shelby, Ohio ; Paul Bor- 
land, of Uniontown, Pa.; Lloyd Dickie and Harry Bir- 
mingham, both of Pittsburgh, Pa. 

On the evening of Oct. 12th these men were iniated 
into the mysteries of Deltaism and following the initia- 
tion ceremonies a banquet was held in their honor. 

This was a very pleasant function and we were favored 
by the presence of a number of Gamma alumni and also 
had with us "Sunny Jim" Wakefield, of Alpha, and 
Brother Riviere of Beta Xi. 

Washington and Jefferson has a very strong foot-ball 
team this fall, as was shown when we held Princeton 
down to six points. Under the guidance of Coach Pick- 
arski we are sure to win a large majority of our g^mes. 

Brother Morrow is playing a strong game at center on 
the 'Varsity, and Brother Sutter, center on last year's 
team is a valuable assistant to Coach Pickarski. Gamma 
has organized a foot-ball team and will play the various 
fraternity teams of the college. 

The fall tennis tournament is now on and your corres- 
pondent fought his way up to the finals in the singles. 
The doubles are yet to be played and Brothers Jackson 
and Dickie form a strong team to compete for the cham- 

In closing Gamma wishes her sister chapters much 
success and trusts that they will be as fortunate as she 
in securing a goodly number of new men. 

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Our chapter house is always open to loyal Delts and 
we will be pleased to receive all who may chance to come 
our way. 

E. M. Snider. 


It has been many years since Delta has had such an 
unusually successfuly rushing season. By this we mean 
the number of men pledged in proportion to those bid. 
In short, we have eight as promising pledges as ever 
wore freshmen caps at the University of Michigan. We 
owe our success chiefly to the interest the Alumni have 
taken in setting us on the track of so many good men as 
well as talking to these men personally before they 
reached us. 

Another thing which looks rather bright and cheery 
just now is our house proposition. We all know the strug- 
gle and work connected with getting almost every chap- 
ter house that is built and our new house will be no ex- 
ception to this rule, but things seem to have come to a 
point where we feel almost ready to begin. Building 
sites here in Ann Arbor are very scarce, but our house 
committee has been fortunate in securing an ideal site for 
a fraternity house. The lot is not quite paid for but we 
hope to have it all clear by January 1st, 1907. The house 
will then be on its way. We do not wish to state definite- 
ly just when the house will be completed, but we are 
comparatively safe in saying that we hope to be in our 
new home next fall. Next November's Rainbow will tell 
the tale. 

Since the last Rainbow we have initiated Brother 
Arthur R. Lewis, of Bay City, Michigan, and Brother 

38 The Rainbow 

Ansel B. Smith, of Petoskey, Michigan. Brother Delts, 
allow us to present them. Brother Arthur L. Randolph, 
of Beta Iota, has affiliated with us this fall, after an ab- 
sence from the University of Virginia of two years. 

It will probably be of interest to all the Delts of the 
Northern Division to know that Brother Thomas Buell, 
of Union City, Michigan, was married to Miss MabcUe 
Stewart, of Hillsdale, Michigan, on the evening of Octo- 
ber 20th last. A very pretty wedding ceremony was at- 
tended by an aggregation of Delts from both Kappa and 
Delta. Brother Buell graduated from the University of 
Michigan in naughty-two. After a post-graduate course 
of one year he returned to his father's stock farm at 
Union City where he has been since that time. 

Prospects for Michigan's foot-ball team looked rather 
dubious at first with so many of the old men inelligible 
or gone, but Coach Yost seems to be able to do wonders 
with practically new material. The radical changes in 
the rules have hit Michigan probably as hard as any 
school in the West but we have as good a fighting chance 
as the rest. We do not feel at all confident of a victory 
at Pennsylvania but go merely with a determination to 

In closing, Delta wishes all her sister chapters as suc- 
cessful a college year as we have experienced so far. 

Roger W. Angstman. 


Albion College and Epsilon Chapter have begun a year 
which promises to be of great success. The enrollment 
is very large and will be greatly increased in the winter 

The Delta Chapters 39 

Six of Epsilon's actives did not return to school this 
year but we are very fortunate to have Brother Raymond 
B. Gardner in school with us. Brother Gardner has been 
attending George Washington University, at Washing- 
ton, D. C. Brother Earle Hayes, who was compelled to 
leave school last Spring, has returned this fall and will 
greatly strengthen Epsilon. 

As the result of our rushing season, we are proud to 
introduce to Delta Tau Delta the following men as wear- 
ers of the purple, white and gold : Mr. George Jillson, of 
South Haven; Mr. Prentiss Brown, of St. Ignace; Mr. 
Howard Worthington, of Albion ; Mr. Irving Greene, of 
Richmond; Mr. Harold Hampton, and Mr. Clyde Shep- 
pard, both of Charleorix. 

The other fraternities here, the Sigma Nus and the 
Sigma Chis, especially the former, we consider worthy 
rivals, while Alpha Tau Omega is in quite good condi- 
tion. Sigma Nu pledged six men, Sigma Chi two and 
Alpha Tau Omega two. The sororities have set Novem- 
ber first as bidding day, and are rushing hard. 

On Saturday night, October 20th, Epsilon will intro- 
duce three of last year's pledgemen into the mysteries of 
Delta Tau Delta. These men are Mr. Laurence Foster, 
of Albion ; Mr. Kenneth Hollingshead, of Port Clinton, 
Ohio ; and Mr. Clifford Knickerbocker, of Albion, brother 
of Brother Lloyd Knickerbocker. 

Epsilon is actively engaged in all phases of life here. 
Our members are having good class-room standings, and 
we take great pleasure in stating that Epsilon has the 
honor of having one of her members as president of the 
Y. M. C. A., while one member is secretary of the present 
Senior class. In athletics, Epsilon is doing much for 
Albion College, for she is represented on the foot-ball 

40 The Rainbow 

squad by four men and has the star of the season, Bro- 
ther Hayes, who plays left half-back. Kenneth Hollina- 
head is captain of the basket-ball team for the season of 

Most of Epsilon's out-of-town men are living in one 
house and all are having a fine time together. The new 
song book helps to pass away many a half hour and most 
of Epsilon's men are becoming quite familiar with the 
new songs. 

Robinson Hall, the new building which takes the place 
of the "Middle" building, will be dedicated on the thirty- 
first of October. Bishop McDowell will deliver the ad- 
dress of dedication and Dr. Robinson, for whom the 
building was named, will be present. Big preparations 
are being made for the dedication and it promises to be 
one of the marked events in the history of Albion Col- 

Albion has two new faculty members. Dr. Frank 
Tracy Carlton, the new head of the Department of His- 
tory and economics, is a graduate of Case School of Ap- 
plied Science and of the University of Wisconsin. Dr. 
Carlton is well liked by the student body and is making a 
good reputation as a professor. William Dean Chadwick, 
the new athletic director and assistant in the English de- 
partment, is a graduate of Marietta College, Marietta, 
Ohio. Coach Chadwick is putting the foot-ball team in 
good shape for the big games of the season. 

We were glad to have a call from Brother Allen of 
Gamma Eta. He was able to remain in Albion for a few 
days and we were glad to have him present at one of our 
rushing parties. He told us many things concerning 
his own chapter and we are sure we are better for having 
met him. Epsilon is always glad to see all brother Deltas 

The Delta Chapters 41 

who pass through Albion because we are anxious to 
know them. 

We wish the best of success to all of our sister chapters 
and hope that they all may make this one of their best 
years, and will add greatly to their reputation, as Epsilon 
is striving to do. 

Relis E. Barr. 


College opened on the eighteenth of September, with 
the usual brisk rushing. With only seven of our last 
year's chapter returned, Zeta was somewhat crippled, but 
managed to hold her own and we already have four ex- 
cellent men pledged. Five men whom we had pledged 
last spring failed to enter college so that we began the 
year with disappointments. 

Two of last year's graduating class, Brothers Andrews 
and Talcott, are in our law department and we are often 
favored by visits from them. Brother Bemis is complet- 
ing his law course at the University of Michigan and 
Brother Burroughs is superintendent of the Macedonia 
high schools. Brother Lind, '08, has just been elected 
Junior president. 

Our annual flag-rush was, as usual, won by the fresh- 
men after the longest and hardest fight in the history of 
the college. A younger brother of Brother Portmann, 
'09, whom we have pledged, won distinction as leader of 
the freshmen. President Thwing has issued orders for- 
bidding hazing and rushes, much to the disappointment 
of the students. Truly reform is a great thing. 

The coming event of this college year will be the mar- 
riage of President Thwing to Miss Mary Dunning, of 

42 The Rainbow 

Auburn, N. Y. The engagement was announced just be- 
fore the opening of college and we understand there is a 
romance connected with it. 

Our foot-ball hopes are not as bright as they might be. 
The new Big Six ruling which prohibits degree men and 
freshmen from playing has wrought great havoc with the 
team. Brother Portmann, '09, of the 'Varsity squad had 
his ankle severely sprained and will be out of the game 
for some time. 

At the annual banquet of the Cleveland alumni last 
Spring, donations were made by many of the members, 
and, as a result we have been able to refurnish our rooms. 
We certainly have an alumni chapter which takes great 
interest in our work. 

In the various departments of the university are sev- 
eral brothers from other chapters. At the Medical School 
are Brothers H. K. Shawan, Beta Phi, '05, and B. S. Mc- 
Clintic, Beta Alpha, '05. At the Law School are Brothers 
Crow, Nu, '06, and Porter, Alpha, '06. Brother Opper- 
man, Zeta, '06, is taking a course at Case while Brother 
Whipple, Zeta, '07, is taking the Reserve-Case combina- 
tion course. 

We are glad to have with us in the city Brother Stuart 
Maclean, of the Arch Chapter. He has called on us and 
we expect and hope to see a great deal of him. We have 
also had visits from other Deltas, Brother Patten, Zeta, 
'00, of Syracuse, N. Y., called and greeted many old 
friends. Brother Geo. P. Brown, Epsilon, '80, while pass- 
ing on the campus, saw our three letters in the front of 
the house and came in and told us stories of old times. 

We will be glad to see any Delta who happens to visit 
Cleveland. Our rooms are on the campus and are easy 
to find. Urs V. Portmann. 

The Delta Chapters 43 


The new year opened very auspiciously for both the 
college and the chapter. The entering class is one of the 
largest in years. A large number are present from the 
graduating class of last June of the local high school, 
which speaks well for the comity of feeling between the 
college and the town. Seven of the finest freshmen boys 
are decorated with the purple, white and gold and we 
hope to introduce them soon as full fledged Choctaws. 
Percy Holliday, of Bear Lake, Mich., pledged last year, 
is in college again and eligible for initiation. Every man 
bid has been pledged and several of them were won de- 
spite severe rushing by our rivals. 

Eight men of the seventeen of last year returned and 
are enrolled as follows : Three Seniors, three Juniors, two 
Sophomores. Every member is taking hold of the work 
finely and this year promises to be a prosperous one. 
Larrabee, of last year's graduating class, is taking post- 
graduate work and Smith, Rowe and Alger have entered 
the University of Michigan. 

College honors are still coming to the chapter. Brother 
Main is captain of the foot-ball team and Brother Wil- 
loughby and Pledges Watkins and Ranney have made 
good on the team. Pledge Whelan is captain of the 
reserves. Brother Willoughby is president of the Am- 
phictyon Literary Society and Brother Mann, the Alpha 
Kappa Phi. Brother Shepard is president of the Sopho- 
more class. Brother Walrath is local editor on the Col- 

Brother Bisland, after an exciting contest won the 
Simpson medal last June in a series of ten track events. 
The intercollegiate records are used as a basis and are 

44 The Rainbow 

counted as 1,000 points, grading down accordingly. Bis- 
land's average was 875 points per event. He broke the 
local college record in the high jump, going 5 ft. 8 inches. 

The Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority entertained formal- 
ly the local active and alumni Delts October Idth at the 
home of President Manck, in honor of Miss Mabelle 
Stewart, a member of the University of Michigan chapter 
of their sorority, who was married October 20 to Thomas 
Buell, Northern Division President of our Fraternity. 
Prof. Ward, Kappa, '70, has returned to the faculty after 
a year's leave of absence in the Orient and Prof. Gumey, 
Kappa, '73, has resumed his work in the normal depart- 
ment of the college after a year's absence. 

The foot-ball team under the coaching of "Dan" Boone, 
one of the most talked-of foot-ball players in the West 
last year as a member of the University of Chicago team, 
expects a successful season. On October Idth, the team 
held the University of Notre Dame to a 17 to score and 
expects to land in the first column in the intercollegiate. 

The chapter extends to all the other chapters a most 
hearty greeting and trusts that this year will see one of 
the greatest advances in the history of the Fraternity. 



On the 19th of September the school year 1906-7 was 
ushered in. And auspicious was the inauguration. With 
the Main Hall nearly completed and a beautiful structure 
for the science departments, to be known as Furman Hall, 
well under way, the University was ready to receive the 
very large number of old and new students that taxed the 
capacity of the dormitories. The attendance is unusually 

The Delta Chapters 45 

large in all departments and the plans of the authorities 
provide for a very rapid extension of the institution along 
all lines. 

Lambda returned the unexpectedly small quota of six 
old members where nine were counted on. Brothers 
Woodrow and Parks were detained at home by duties 
and Brother Guy Hamilton decided to spend a year in 
the West before returning to continue his work. But we 
were assisted at the opening by several veterans and have 
to announce the initiation of Wallis S. Ivy, of West 
Point, Miss, and James S. Johnson, of Paducah^ Ky. Both 
will make good Delta workers. We hope to make further 
announcements later. 

As in years agone, we shall be represented in many 
lines of college activity. One Delta will play on the foot- 
ball team which has begun the season so successfully by 
defeating Kentucky and Mississippi by large scores. 

Acting on the suggestion of Brother Stuart Maclean, 
Beta Theta and Lambda chapters jointly are planning to 
have a great Delta reunion and dinner on the night of 
Thanksgiving in Nashville. We are all earnestly and en- 
thusiastically working to make this the greatest gather- 
ing of Delts ever held in the South. Any one reading 
this who can possibly be present will kindly acquaint Le- 
Roy McGregor (First National Bank Bldg.) of his in- 
tention or else communicate with this scribe. 

Recently we have been favored with visits from a num- 
ber of Deltas and trust visitors to our city will not fail 
to look us up. 

Wishing much success to our sister chapters. 

J. N. Stone. 

46 The Rainbow 


The opening of the college year found eleven Delts 
back and ready for the duties of the rushing season. Dur- 
ing the first few days of the term the scarcity of fraternity 
material caused some apprehension but with this to face 
we entered the rushing season with a determination that 
was indeed productive as we emerged with four of the 
best men in the class, G. S. Battelle, of Bellaire, O. ; J. R. 
McCabe, of Coshocton, O. ; G. G. Whitehead, of Louis- 
ville, Ky., and H. H. Hess, of Napoleon, Mich. Although 
four of our rivals extended bids to certain of the above 
named they came our way and thus made it possible for 
us to pass through another rushing season without losing 
a bid. Our three pledges of last year ; Frank W. Rickey, 
W. J. Blakely and Raymond Austin (pledged commence- 
ment day) are all back in school making our total num- 
ber of pledged men, seven. 

Our initiation and banquet will be held at the house 
at 110 N. Franklin St., Saturday evening, Nov. 10th. We 
hope to have every Delt present who feels it within his 
power to reach us. 

In athletics Ohio Wesleyan is an enigma. The new 
rules of the Big Six will severely affect the team and the 
greatest possible offset to these is Coach W. B. Rickey, 
Mu, '04, in whom the men have the utmost confidence 
and who can be depended upon to develop all the pos- 
sibilities that the material affords. 

As usual, Mu has her share of college honors. Brother 
Henderson is manager of the track team ; Brother Secrist 
is captain of the base-ball team ; Brother Haig is business 
manager of the Transcript; "Prep" Blakely sings on the 
college quartet, while he and Brother Compton are both 

The Delta Chapters 47 

members of the Glee Club. We also have two men on 
the foot-ball squad who are doing good work. 

To build and be installed in our own house has long 
been a goal for which we have been striving. We have 
not yet abandoned hope. Definite plans have been 
decided upon and are soon to be placed before our alumni. 
Several members of last year's class have signed notes for 
certain amounts, to be used for this purpose and we hope 
a precedent has thus been established. With every mem- 
ber of the chapter enthusiastic for a home the house pro- 
position for Mu will no longer be a hazy and far-away 

Since the opening of school we have had the pleasure 
of entertaining several Delts. H. W. Moore, '06, stayed 
with us through the first two weeks of the rushing season 
and aided us greatly by his presence. Others who have 
made us shorter visits are: C. E. Craig, Ex-'05, J. H. 
Young, *04, H. M. Crow, '06, C. R. Foster, '04, W. W. 
Dietrich, '06, Prof. Walter Pierce, '94, Frank Withgot, 
Ex-'04, W. C. Schultz, '06, J. L. Cable, Chi, '06, and S. B. 
Raymond, Beta Phi, '03. 

In calling attention to our newly acquired members 
the names of "Sam" and "Rex" were omitted. They are 
respectively a cook and a dog, neither are vicious and 
both like company so don't be afraid to call at 110 N. 
Franklin when in Delaware. 

H. Earlb Griffith. 


Nu began the year with thirteen active members. For 
three weeks all college work was neglected in the activity 

48 The Rainbow 

of the rushing season. After a rather strenuous cam- 
paign we came out on top with six good men pledged. 

We held our initiation on October the sixth and take 
pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity at large Bro- 
thers Frank B. Davenport, '09, Wilkes Barre, Pa.; Rich- 
ard F. Einstein, Harrisburg, Pa.; Frank H. Irmschler, 
Easton, Pa.; John E. Johnson, West Chester, Pa.; Roy 
I. Walter, Easton, Pa.; and Joseph H. Zerbey, Potts- 
ville, Pa. 

All the brothers, both new and old, are taking hold of 
college as well as fraternity affairs, and Nu is looking 
forward to a most prosperous year. 

Lafayette's football prospects are very bright. There 
is an abundance of good material this year and under the 
able guidance of "Doc" Bull a strong team will be de- 
veloped. We have a heavy schedule this season. All 
but two of the big games, those with the University of 
Pennsylvania and Washington and Jefferson, will be 
played on our own field. Although Delta Tau is not re- 
presented on the Varsity squad, we have a man on the 
cheering line, as Brother MacAskie has been elected 
song-leader for the year. 

Aside from foot-ball the interest of the college centers 
on the Founders' Day Games between the Sophomore 
and freshman classes. The foot-ball game and track meet 
to be held on that day will be the most important event 
in interclass athletics. Brother Fields, who was on last 
year's champion relay team, will run for the Sophomores, 
and Brother Johnson will run for the freshmen. Brother 
Irmschler is playing on the freshman foot-ball and base- 
ball teams. 

The musical clubs have begun their fall work. There 
IS a large number of good men out for the clubs this year 



The Delta Chapters 49 

and everybody predicts a most successful season. Bro- 
ther St. John is leader and soloist of the glee club and 
both he and Brother MacAskie are in the quartet. 

We have enjoyed visits from several of our alumni and 
from Brother Watson, Beta Lambda, and Brother 
Churchill, Gamma Gamma. We extend a cordial invita- 
tion to all Delts who may be passing through Easton to 
drop off and pay us a visit. 

Lasley Lee. 

OMICRON—No Letter. 
FI—No Letter. 


Many things have happened to Rho this summer, both 
for better and for worse. Through a rather serious mis- 
understanding with the landlord the chapter was com- 
pelled to vacate the house at 803 Hudson St., and rent 
another at 808, almost across the way. As all this hap- 
pened in midsummer it necessitated a lot of quick work 
on the part of the trustees and the few men who were 
near Hoboken. The house we have now is much better 
suited to our use than the one we formerly occupied, 
and also has finer appointments. But this does not com- 
pensate altogether for the work of moving. Now to 
come to a pleasanter part, our new house is coming along 
rapidly, and it is almost positive that it will be roofed in 
before cold weather begins. The contract calls for its 
completion by the first of March, and as things look now, 
it will undoubtedly be ready for us to at least get some 
furniture in by then. An article will appear in The Rain- 
bow at a later date, giving a full description of it. 

50 The Rainbow 

. AflFairs at the Institute have not been dragging during 
the summer, many changes having been made in the 
buildings and around the grounds. The athletic field is 
nearing the final stages, and perhaps can be used the lat- 
ter part of this year. The freshman class, though about 
the same size as to numbers, is not quite up to the stan- 
dard as to the class of men. Foot-ball is holding the at- 
tention of the college at present, as there is an especially 
fine schedule, and all are waiting to see how the team 
makes out with it. 




The chapter begins the year with fourteen men. Bro- 
ther Heer, who was absent from the "Tute" last year, 
comes back and will graduate in the Spring of '07. Bro- 
ther Brown payed us a visit at the beginning of the term. 

The chapter in every way is in good shape, the finances 
are in good condition; we have four men pledged, two 
freshmen and two Sophomores, and we expect to have 
two more freshmen pledged in the near future. 

We expected to have a new house for the beginning 
of the year, but it was impossible to get a house the size 
we wished in the city. We were forced to again lease the 
present one for a year. 

The new buildings at the "Tute" are almost complete, 
and all of them will be in use within the next six weeks. 
A fine new athletic field has been given the Institute 
by the alumni and eight thousand dollars has been spent 
on its improvement. 

The Delta Chapters 51 

Brother Bowman, from the chapter at the University 
of Michigan, has entered the Junior class at the "Tute." 

The following Alumni have visited us since the last 
letter: Nicholas Dela Cova, Havana, Cuba; Chas. M. 
Husband, Mt. Pleasant, Pa. ; Jas. T. Johnes, Valley Falls, 
N. Y. ; John D. Stevenson, Allegheny, Pa. 

Brother A. P. Trautwein of Carbondale, Pa., paid us a 
visit in September. 

J. M. Kerr. 


With over two hundred freshmen and the largest en- 
rollment in her history since the Pesidency of General 
Robert E. Lee, Washington and Lee began on Sept. 13th 
the session of '06-'07. Never before have her prospects 
been brighter nor her realizations firmer. When we see 
the new Engineering Hall and the new Dormitory al- 
ready completed; when we enjoy the new and splendid 
system of granolithic walks just completed through the 
campus; when we know that the $100,000 Carnegie li- 
brary is a certainty and that work is soon to be begun on 
it ; when we hear all sorts of reports, vague and otherwise, 
concerning a new gymnasium and a new home for the 
School of Economics and Political Science ; when in fact 
we see extensive improvements on all sides and an awak- 
ened activity in marked contrast to the "Spirit of the 
Place;" we cannot but feel that all honor and admiration 
is due to our young and energetic President, Geo. H. 
Denny, and to him we accord the praise for all these 
things that have transpired. 

But in the midst of all this progress, how has it gone 
with chapter Phi? Well enough from the fact that we 

02 The Rainbow 

can now introduce to the Delta world Brother William 
McRae, of Camden, Arkansas, but not so well, numer- 
ically as we might have wished. We have been very ser- 
iously handicapped this year from several different 
causes. In the first place five of our strongest and best 
men received their degrees last year. One of them, how- 
ever. Brother Holland, of Suffolk, Va., returned to take 
post-graduate work. The loss of these men who had been 
for years the mainstay of the chapter was greatly aug- 
mented by the failure to return of Brothers D. L. Ander- 
son, D. E. Pruit and M. J. Peters, on whom we had con- 
fidently counted. 

So with depleted ranks we found ourselves facing the 
session of '06-'07 and all of its possibilities and, I might 
add, its impossibilities. Under Brother Holland's leader- 
ship we were only able to muster four men and every one 
of them last year's "goats," inexperienced and unwise. 
However, Brother Beale who was here during the ses- 
sion of '99-'00 unexpectedly returned to take law and our 
number was later on further increased by another lawyer. 
Brother Jackson, who came to us from Beta Epsilon and 
whom we gladly welcomed. 

Now let me tell of the greatest handicap of all. It's 
nothing more nor less than our chapter house. Yes, we've 
really gotten into one and can already appreciate the ec- 
stacies into which our sister chapters have gone over the 
question. Its the finest thing in the world and we are 
ready to admit that there is no life like the chapter house 
life. Perhaps we appreciate it all the more because of 
the great difficulty we experienced in getting into it. 

The house was to have been completed for us and 
ready for occupancy by the opening of school and we had 
expected to have it all furnished and ready to use by the 

The Delta Chapters 58 

time the rushing season began. But how often are our 
expectations doomed to disappointment I A lady, who 
withal is but a woman, built the house for us — enough 
said I It is still incomplete and as yet we are not much 
more than existing in it. The bed rooms are all furnished 
but the lower floor hasn't yet been touched. 

Now, torn up and uncertain as we were, expecting to 
move in any day it was impossible to get any concerted 
action. We had no place to carry "prospectives," in fact 
we had no place to go and meet ourselves except as 
chance provided. Hence, undecided, disconcerted and 
few in numbers, we did not enter the field actively, but 
now that we are more settled and there still being much 
good frat material left we intend to build up during the 
year as we see fit. 

The house is a very neat ten-room cottage situated very 
conveniently close to the campus, being almost directly 
across the street from the new dormitory. Down stairs 
on one side we intend to furnish a library and general 
loafing room. Back of this will be our trophy and pos- 
sibly our billiard room. The two can be thrown together 
by means of folding doors. These we intend to utilize 
very soon in receiving at a sort of "house-warming.*' 
Back of these two rooms will be our fraternity or chapter 
room. On the other side of the hall are two rooms that 
will be used as bed-rooms. Up stairs are five more bed- 
rooms and a bath-room. This, it will be seen is a very 
conveniently arranged house and we feel sure that as a 
beginning we need not be ashamed of it. When com- 
pletely furnished we are going to be very proud of it as 
we are already proud of ourselves in making this initial 
move at Washington and Lee. We are the first fraternity 
here that has actually entered a house that it can call 

54 The Rainbow 

home and although we are renting it, still, having been 
built for us, we feel that it is our own. 

Let it be understood, however, that in being ours it be- 
longs to the whole Fraternity and you — which is all of 
you — when you come this way are expected to take pos- 
session of what is yours. 

To our faithful alumni who have evinced an encourag- 
ing interest in this move we owe our deepest thanks. Es- 
pecially do we desire to acknowledge very substantial aid 
from Brothers Causey, ChaflFee, Stone, McNeil, and others 
who are to come to our rescue. With us at the opening of 
school were Brothers Boise, '04, Peters, '07, Withers, '06, 
McNeil, '02, Caskie, '06, and of course Brothers Farrar 
and Shields who will be with us during the rest of the 
year. Since the opening Brothers Caskie and McNeil have 
again paid us short visits. 

Phi is by no means discouraged over her prospects. 
An enrollment of eight men is far from death and with 
the example of Sigma Chi before us, who returned two 
men and initiated six, we are still in the fight and hope to 
bequeath to next year's chapter not only a nicely funished 
chapter house but also a good-sized chapter. And though 
our hands have been tied, still we can extend to our sister 
chapters, in the good old Delta spirit, the heartiest of 
good wishes for the new year. 

W. K. Ramsey, Jr. 

CHI— No Letter. 


College opened on the twenty-eighth of September, 
with a larger enrollment than ever. 

The Delta Chapters 55 

As a result of the hazing which had been carried on by 
the Sophomores, the "Opening-day Rush" between them 
and the freshmen was particularly spirited and well con- 
tested. The judges of the rush pronounced it "a draw." 

Omega started her year with eighteen brothers, having 
felt very much the loss by graduation of Brothers Janney, 
Brumm, Essen, Rodman and Boucherle. Brother Howard 
De Van has also left us to go into business. 

The entering class is larger than any in the history of 
the University and is very rich in fraternity material. 
Omega has already pledged seven splendid fellows and 
by October twenty-seventh they will be full-fledged 
Delts. They are: Morton McCutcheon, Ren ton Haney, 
James Irving, Eugene A. Wood, Edward C. Hessen- 
bruck, Roy M. Gideon and Francis J. Crowell. We take 
great pleasure in introducing them to the Fraternity. 

Foot-ball and cross-country running are again in full 
swing with fine prospects for winning teams. Brother 
Fulweiler is playing on "the scrub" foot-ball team, while 
Brother Jack is running with the cross-country men. 

The class crews are practicing on the Schuylkill for the 
annual Fall Regata, with the Junior College department 
eight a favorite. 

Brother Rugeley De Van is leading the singing at the 
foot-ball games, and promises to make us all warblers, 
while Brothers MacMillan and Rodman and pledge-man 
McCutcheon and Haney are candidates for the musical 

and glee clubs. 

In closing Omega renews her invitation to all visiting 
Delts and wishes all success to her sister-chapters during 
the coming year. 

Clarence W. Rodman. 

56 The Rainbow 


Beta Alpha opened the new year under rather dis- 
couraging conditions. Only eight old men returned to 
school so it was up to us to get busy. Eight seems like a 
small number to form a nucleus for twenty or more, but 
when those eight are good loyal Delts, all pulling together 
and all filled with the true Delt spirit which never says 
die, they can accomplish wonders. We worked hard and 
as a result of our labors present to the Delt world Bro- 
thers Carl Jessen, Rochester, Ind. ; Harry Johnson, Sheri- 
dan, Ind.; Marsh Lewis, Princeton, Ind.; John Young, 
Roachdale, Ind.; Carl Crawford, New Albany, Ind.; 
James Kilroy, Pose)rville, Ind.; Howard Hobbs, Bloom- 
ington, Ind.; Paul Purman, Montpelier, Ind.; Charles 
Lyons, Brook, Ind.; and Elmer Williams, New Salem, 
Ind. It is not necessary to say that they are all good men. 
We believe that as members of this fraternity we have a 
certain standard of excellence to maintain and by no act 
of ours will it be lowered. Our freshmen are the kind who 
are capable of doing things and will be able to more than 
hold their own when the old men leave next Spring. They 
are taking hold of things in that strong energetic manner 
peculiar to the Delts at Indiana and before the year is 
over will be known and respected by everyone in the 

Indiana University continues to forge ahead as an edu- 
cational institution. The enrollment shows a consider- 
able increase over last year and the faculty has been en- 
larged and strengthened. Beta Alpha was also helped 
by the appointment of Brothers Will Howe and Archie 
Hall, both of chapter Beta Zeta, to positions in our facul- 
ty. Brother Howe is head of the English Department 

The Delta Chapters 57 

and Brother Hall is head of the Department of Public 
Speaking. Brother Rule is assistant in the Medical De- 
partment and Brother Holloway is assistant in the Path- 
ological Department. 

Our foot-ball team this year bids fair to be the best in 
the history of the institution. The new rules have hurt 
rather than helped it but we opened the season with a 
victory over Wabash and expect to close it with an un- 
broken line of victories to our credit. Brother Eddie 
Boyle is assistant coach. 

Beta Alpha continues to get her share of college honors. 
Besides the assistantships in the various departments. 
Brother Bailey is a member of the Lecture Board and of 
The Arbutus Publishing Board, and Brothers Jessen and 
Jackson are members of the Press Club. Brother Jessen 
is in line for an appointment on the staff of the college 
daily. Brother Johnson is a member of the track team. 

We are now fully settled in our new house and be as- 
sured that the door is never locked. Our chief delight 
lies in entertaining brother Delts so give us a call and let 
us show you the finest fraternity house in the West. 

Henry S. Bailev. 


We take pleasure in introducing to the Delta world 
Brothers Miles S. Cox, Rushville, Ind., and Parke Lentz, 
Milton, Ind., initiated on Oct. 13, 1906. 

The year opened at De Pauw with a very large fresh- 
man class, the majority of which was composed of boys. 
Hence there was a very good amount of material for spik- 
ing purposes. Beta Beta started off with seven old men 
back: Brothers Markin, Tucker, Wheeler, Mote, Diggs, 

58 The Rainbow 

Evans and Ruley. We occupy and hold as our house, 104 
Hanna street, the same location as that of last year. Our 
house has been made more beautiful throughout with 
paper, varnish and paint, also new furnishings, including 
a new Lakeside piano. 

In the Fall spike. Delta Tau Delta has come out in the 
front rank as to number and worth of her pledges, pledg- 
ing six new men. Besides the two already mentioned we 
have pledged Frederick Greenstreet, Maurice Ballinger, 
Archibald Manning, of Economy, Ind., and John Ehrhart, 
of Areola, 111. These with Jesse L. Holloway, a pledge 
from Beta Zeta chapter and our pledge in the academy, 
Wallace Weatherholt, gives us the number of fifteen men. 
The other pledges will be initiated at the beginning of 
next term. 

On the foot-ball field Brother Tucker is keeping good 
his record as star left end and is first in line for the cap- 
taincy next year. Greenstreet has won praise as full- 
back and will no doubt make the 'varsity team ere the 
season is out. Ehrhart is playing a good game as right 
end and will probably make the team before the season 

Brother Mote was elected editor-in-chief of The De 

Pauw, a very honorable position the highest given at the 

hands of the student body. He is also yell leader of the 

student body. Brother Markin is president of the Dc 

Pauw Oratorical Association and is also Alumni Editor 

of The De Pauw, 

Prof. Frank Watson, charter member of Beta Chi, is 

still connected with De Pauw, being at the head of the 
Zoology Department. Prof. Watson has always taken 
much interest in the affairs of the chapter and is in inti- 
mate relations with each member of the chapter. Dr. E. 

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H. Hughes, our beloved president, is doing grand work 
for De Pauw University and while his time is nearly all 
taken up with the heavy cares of his office, still he has 
that warmth and depth of feeling for the boys of Beta 
Beta, which is characteristic of him. He keeps in touch 
with the aflFairs of the chapter and is as loyal to Delta Tau 
Delta as ever. 

We have a very bright outlook before us. We have a 
bunch of strong men, all here for business. At no far 
distant day we hope to welcome all Deltas in a chapter 
house of our own. We send greetings to all of our sister 
chapters. Jesse T. Ruley. 


With the opening of college on Sept. 27th Beta Gamma 
began the fall term with an active chapter of thirteen 
members. After a strenuous week of spirited rushing, in 
which we were aided greatly by the work of "Ike" Dahle, 
'04, and Walt Darling, '05, nine men were pledged. By 
the time this letter is published the following will have 
been initiated: John A. Meyer, Milwaukee, Wis.; Edw. 
Spaulding, Tomah, Wis.; Robert M. Shipley, Witchita, 
Kan.; Paul Elder, Byron, O. ; Lyman S. McConnell, 
Omaha, Neb.; Harlan R. Amen, Missouri Valley, la.; 
Will Howe, Boscobel, Wis. ; Edwin Johnson, Aurora, 111. ; 
and John Harlow, Janesville, Wis. Fred Brown, of Gam- 
ma Eta has affiliated, having entered the School of Com- 
merce, thus making an active chapter of twenty-three 
which will undoubtedly be enlarged by February, as two 
men already pledged, expect to enter then. We are glad 
to have with us Brother Phillips, Beta Upsilon, '08, who 
is taking work in the Engineering School. 

60 The Rainbow 

Our annual Harvest Party is scheduled for Oct, 27th, 
and from all reports promises to be a great success. It is 
rumored that "Algy" Luder and "Tub" Nevius will be 
on hand with their usual line-up of foot-light reminis- 
cences. Also "Finerty" Krape and "Dago" Barker, our 
avoirdupois twins (not Gold Dust) are expected with us 
to partake of pumpkin pie and incidentally to hold down 
the cider barrel. 

Although atheletic prospects at Wisconsin looked 
rather gloomy at the opening of school, the situation has 
considerably brightened since our new Athletic Director 
has taken charge. Dr. Hutchins was secured from Syra- 
cuse University, where he was successful as a coach in 
all branches of athletics. With only a few of last year's 
foot-ball team in college, Coach Hutchins has an exceed- 
ingly difficult problem to solve ; but with the old Wiscon- 
sin spirit behind, it is hoped that a creditable showing will 
be made. The prospects for a good crew this year arc 
materially brighter and although as yet no coach has been 
selected to fill the vacancy left by O'Dea, one will un- 
doubtedly be chosen in the near future. Beta Gamma is 
represented on the crew squad by Brothers Shipley, Har- 
low, and Johnson, with "Shorty" McDonnell trying for 

In college politics Beta Gamma has been extremely for- 
tunate. The Junior Class election has just been settled 
after one of the hotest contests in school history, whereby 
Brother Rehm received the General Chairmanship of 
the "Prom," one of the most highly prized honors to be 

In closing Beta Gamma hopes that the outlook for her 
sister chapters is as bright as her's. 

Walter A. Rehm. 

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On Sept 19th Emory opened with fine prospects for a 
successful collegiate year. The number of new men was 
unusually large and there was a good field for fraternity 
activity, and though the weather was bad some good 
hauls were made. 

The fraternities represented here number seven. They 
are, in the order of establishment: Chi Phi, Kappa Alpha, 
Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Delta Tau Delta, 
Sigma Nu. From 1887 to 1891 Kappa Sigma also had a 
chapter here. In general the fraternities are considered 
strong, but now the line between "non" and "frat" is 
getting very distinct. To be frank, the material has suf- 
fered a slight retrogression, though the field is still open 
for good additions to our ranks, and we hope shall ever 
be from time to time as the "spiking seasons" revolve 
anew. We are glad to state that the non-frats have no 
special bitterness of feeling toward Delta Tau Delta ; for, 
being the most conservative frat here we are at the same 
time the most democratic. 

The only fraternity living in a chapter house here is 
the Phi Delta Theta. The size and condition of Oxford 
makes it hard to secure available residence. 

Although Emory does not participate in intercollegiate 
athletics, splendid opportunities toward brawn and man- 
hood are found in the inter-class games. Among the 
athletics indulged in are : foot-ball, base-ball, basket-ball, 
lacrosse and tennis, besides the track. We have men in 
practically all these departments of sports. Our new 
gymnsLsium has been completed since last Commence- 
ment. This has been equipped at a cost of $25,000, and is 
undoubtedly among the best in the South. 

62 The Rainbow 

Beta Epsilon has over-hauled her club rooms, fitting 
up new cozy-comers, and putting the fair sex to work 
upon sofa pillows and monogram embroidery. 

We have been successful in taking in a nice set of new 
men — all fine, handsome, and generally good fellows ; be- 
sides pledging a verdant "sub." Their names arc : Robert 
Alva Clay, Monroe, Ga. ; John Carleton Spiney, Eatonton, 
Ga. ; Samuel Green, Kirkwood, Ga. ; Wynons Grady, 
Blockspear, Ga. ; Paul Hargrave Spiney, Eatonton, Ga.; 
Richard Burwell Saunders, Pensacola, Florida; Henry 
Hart Jones, Atlanta, Ga. These men without an exception 
were snatched by right of conquest from the very 
clutches of our rivals. We have a Beta Epsilon standard 
here consisting of the studious, gentlemanly, honest and 
quiet fellow ; out of the ranks of those with these require- 
ments we have not lost to another fraternity a single man 
whom we have sought ! 

At Emory there are two literary societies. Among 
these our men hold office and have good standing. Here 
there is plenty of politics, but we steer clear — take it 
away 1 

From time to time a stray Delt comes this way and 
drops in upon us. We are ever glad to see any wander- 
ing brother who chooses to call upon us when fortune 
brings him nigh. 

C. A. Cotter. 


College opened here September 27th, and at the end of 
a week of rushing Beta Zeta pledged two new men, 
Everett Schofield and Ray M. Bonsib, both of whom 
have made a good start in college activities. Bonsib has 

The Delta Chapters 63 

made the foot-ball team, and Schofield is a member of the 
Philokurian Literary Society, of which Brother Carl Bar- 
nett is president We expect great things from our 
pledges. Of the other two fraternities at Butler, Sigma 
Chi pledged three men, and Phi Delta Theta none. The 
amount of material from which to choose this year was 
exceedingly small, owing to the unsettled condition of 
the college finances and the abolition of intercollegiate 
athletics. The undertaking beg^n last year to increase 
' the endowment $250,000 has been put in charge of Bro- 
ther T. C. Howe, formerly head of the German Depart- 
ment. He expects to have raised the above amount by 
Founders' Day, February 7th, which will insure the fut- 
ure prosperity of Butler and Beta Zeta. 

We regret the loss of Brother Will D. Howe, who re- 
signed the chair of English at Butler to become head of 
the English Department at Indiana University. May 
Beta Alpha profit by his friendship and counsel, as we 
have done in the past. 

We were fortunate in having all of our active members 
in Indianapolis during the summer, and dances and social 
gatherings were frequent. We are deeply indebted to our 
Indianapolis alumni for the interest shown in the college 
affairs and the welfare of Beta Zeta. The presence of 
such loyal and enthusiastic Delts has been a big help to 
us, especially during the rushing period. 

The most notable event this year was the marriage of 
Brother Emmitt Huggins, '02, to Miss Florence Moore, 
of Irvington. Beta Zeta extends to them her best wishes. 
Brother Cans, of Mansfield, O., remembered us with a 
bronze tablet containing the Greek letters Delta Tau 
Delta. This makes quite an addition to the decorations 
of our hall. Of the active members of last year, Glenn 

64 The Rainbow 

Holloway is attending Indiana University, Harold Watts, 
Hanover College, Clifford Harrod, Purdue University, 
and Chester Forsyth, Cornell University. * 

Closing, we wish a successful year to all sister chapters, 
and hope for many visits from brother Deltas. 

Mallie J. Murphy. 


Beta Eta opens the year under the most promising con- 
ditions. At last we have our own House, a thing we have 
needed and longed for for some time. It is located at 1009 
University Ave., South East Minneapolis, Minn. A view 
of it will be shown in some later number of the Rainbow. 
Externally it is one of the four best at Minnesota ; inter- 
nally it has them all skinned. We opened the year witii 
eleven active and two affiliations from Beta Gamma, 
Brothers Cummings and Mirhand. Up to date we have 
thirteen pledges; Joseph Maginnis, Edward Furni and 
John Monaghan, of Duluth ; Howard Ingersoll, Will Mc- 
Ginnis and Walter Willand, of Brainerd, Minn. ; Rupert 
Hanser, of St. Paul, and Arleigh Miller, Robert Cole, Gail 
Montgomery, Donald Brewster, Hadwin Barney and Nat 
Frykman, of Minneapolis. Walter Wieland, a nephew of 
President Wieland, was pledged at Chicago, but being a 
great friend of two of our pledges, decided rather late to 
come with us. 

Our rough house initiation was held at Lake Minne- 
tonka, Oct. 13th, and our formal initiation and banquet 
will be held at the West Hotel on the 20th of the month. 
This will give us rather a large number for us but they 
are worth taking. 

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The Delta Chapters 65 

Minnesota has just five games scheduled for this year, 
the first one being Oct. 26th with Ames. Prospects at 
present point to a good team. 

A new chapter has been established here. Pi Beta Phi 
Sorority after petitioning for a couple of years has at last 
been granted her charter. They start out with a fine 
bunch of girls and they promise to be one of the best here. 

Beta Eta extends best wishes to her sister chapters. 

Wright B. Page. 


In this our first letter of the new volume Beta Theta 
takes pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity, Brothers 
K. E. Taylor, of Nashville, Tenn. ; Newton Middleton, of 
Washintgon, D. C. ; T. M. Evans, of Parral, Mexico, and 
F. A. Sharpe, of Sewanee, Tenn. We are also glad to re- 
port the return of Paul H. Breeden, of Cicero, Texas, who 
left here in '04 to attend the University of Texas. 

Beta Theta has now about her usual strength although 
we have lost heavily from the ranks of the older men. 
Brothers H. D. Phillips, G. V. Peak and J. F. Finlay 
were graduated in June and later we lost Brother Nate 
Sawrie who left to take up law at Virginia. Brother C. 
E. Wheat left to complete his course in Theology at 
Cambridge and then to top it all Brother Stuart Maclean 
had to forsake us for a newspaper syndicate in Cleveland, 
Ohio. To make up in part for the loss of so many sturdy 
sons Beta Theta has been honored by the visits of num- 
erous alumni including Dr. Frank Wieland, who claims 
Beta Theta as his foster mother in Delta Tau Delta. Dr. 
W. M. Manning, of New York, we had with us during 
Commencement, also Brothers Frank Cundell, W. H. 

66 The Rainbow 

Poole, R. W. Hogue, W. W. Lewis, F. Hemmick, John 
Brown Ambler, Howard Crandel and R. DeOvies. 

Sewanee is right in the full swing of the foot-ball sea- 
son. As yet we have played no big games but our pros- 
pects for a championship team are brighter than they 
have been for several years. Now as ever Beta Theta is 
striving to do her part in the activities of the University; 
consequently she is represented on the gridiron this sea- 
son by Brothers Eisele, Evans, Claypool, Middleton and 
Breeden. We feel most confident that the first three of 
these brothers will make the team. We are playing a 
very hard schedule this year; our most decisive games 
being those with Georgia Tech., Mississippi and Vander- 
bilt, which closes the season on Thanksgiving day. Fol- 
lowing the game on Thanksgiving Day we hope to meet 
all the Delts in this part of the country at the banquet to 
be given under the auspices of Lambda chapter. 

Lloyd D. Thomas. 


With the opening of the session of '06-'07 Beta Iota 
has started, with energies freshened by the stimulating 
effects of a pleasant summer and with the earnest deter- 
mination to accomplish good results, into what promises 
to be one of its most prosperous years. We are glad to 
have Brother Nathaniel Jones Sawrie from Beta Theta 
with us this year. This addition gave us seventeen men 
and the rushing was immediately begun. By the active 
interest of all, both individually and collectively, we soon 
succeeded in securing five excellent "goats" and now take 
pleasure in introducing to Delta Tau Delta Brothers Ed- 
ward Allen Powers, of Moormans River, Va.; Georgfe 

The Delta Chapters 67 

Gilmer Easley, of Houston, Va. ; Robert Llewellyn 
Whittle, of Petersburg, Va. ; Garland Easley Faulkner, of 
South Boston, Va. ; and Albert Guild Riley, of Memphis, 
Tenn. The initiation was held on the evening of October 
13th, being followed by a banquet given at the fraternity 
house. We had the pleasure of having Brothers John 
Crenshaw and Churchill Chamberlain with us and we all 
spent one of those enjoyable evenings which are seldom 
seen and more seldom forgotten. Everyone entered into 
the spirit of the occasion and with the absence of all con- 
ventionality there was a joyful reunion and rekindling of 
the true Delta spirit. 

Brother John Crenshaw is assistant in the hospital this 
year and his frequent visits to the house have been a 
pleasure to us all. Brother Churchill Chamberlain is in 
charge of a mission near Charlottesville and his face has 
already become familiar to us all. His ardent enthusiasm 
for Delta Tau Delta is as great as it was when he did so 
much to build up Beta Iota and put her where she now 
stands. He has won the hearts of all and it is a pleasure 
to have him with us. 

The progfress of the University of Virginia, which has 
been during the past few years under a new system of 
government, has been beyond the expectations of its most 
ardent supporters. President Alderman, who was in- 
augurated in the spring of 1905, has instilled new life into 
every department and the old university bids fair to take 
its place and be as good as the best. The enrollment for 
this year at present is an increase of over one hundred 
over last year's enrollment for the same time. 

The foot-ball team has been rounding into shape and 
so far have been very successful, not having lost a game. 
The game with A. & M. College, of North Carolina re- 

68 The Rainbow 

suited in a tie. It was a splendid exhibition of foot-ball, 
the honors being about evenly divided neither goal being 
in danger but once, when Virginia advanced the ball to 
the five yard line only to lose it on downs. 

Beta Iota extends a hearty welcome to all Deltas and 
wishes a successful year to all. 

James S. Easlby. 


The "rushing season" is over at last, pledges are ini- 
tiated and Beta Kappa is settling down to the work of the 
year. She has to present to the Fraternity seven new 
brothers; Leonard H. Alkire, Elmer Stirrett, L. Nat 
Fitts, Chas. R. Platner, Laurence Messinger, Willis 
Stidger, and William D. Carlton. Our "rushing season'' 
was attended with Beta Kappa's usual success. 

Beta Kappa held her twenty-fourth annual initiation 
and banquet Saturday, October 13th. Sixteen of the 
"old boys" were back and among them were Prof. Ira M. 
DeLong, University of Colorado, Lambert Sternberg, 
Prof. Chas. Burger, Colorado School of Mines, Harry P. 
Gamble, William Burger, U. S. Geodetic Survey, Henry 
O. Andrew, Geo. McClure, Prof. Chas. Lory, Colorado 
Agricultural School, Frank West, Norman Read, Wil- 
liam Wright, Clay Giffin, Floyd Freeman, Harry C. Og- 
den and Chas. Hall. Everybody "loosened up" and helped 
to make the affair a g^and success. 

Brother Floyd C. Freeman, Gamma Kappa, '07, is here 
in charge of the University Y. M. C. A. We are more 
than glad to have Brother Freeman with us and hope that 
he will affiliate later. 

The Delta Chapters 69 

Beta Kappa has changed her quarters this year and is 
comfortably settled in Brother DeLong's house opposite 
the University campus. By next year we hope to have a 
home of our own. In as much as we have only five thous- 
and dollars yet to raise, a large part of which is already 
subscribed, the outlook is exceedingly bright. 

Chi Omega has installed a chapter in the University 
this year. Sig^a Alpha Epsilon is already comfortably 
ensconced in a new chapter house of her own. 

Brother H. S. VanPetten favored us with a short visit 
during the latter part of September and Beta Kappa ex- 
tends the "glad hand" to all other Deltas who chance to 
come this way. 

H. W. Clatworthy. 


In this, her first letter for the year, Beta Lambda sends 
greetings and best wishes to her sister chapters of the Fra- 
ternity. Especially she extends congratulations and best 
wishes to the Nu men, her neighbor down the river. 

Lehigh reopened for work on Sept. 19th with a freshman 
class numbering a little over two hundred, which is about 
the average for the last few years. Beta Lambda started the 
season with thirteen actives divided among the classes as 
follows: Five Seniors, two Juniors, five Sophomores and 
Bro. Janeway, who having dropped out last year, returned 
tiiis Fall to join the Junior class. 

The Faculty rule prohibiting the pledging of freshmen 
has been suspended and the rushing season opened with the 
opening of college. So far we have one pledge and others 
under consideration. 

70 The Rainbow 

As a result of the gifts of the Alumni and Mr. Cam^e 
Lehigh will soon be able to boast of very fine dormitories 
and also Drown Memorial Hall which is to be the head- 
quarters of the Y. M. C. A. and will also have rooms for 
the several societies. 

Since the opening of college we have had visits from Bro. 
Hall, '02, Bro. Corsa, '05, and Bro. Clay, '05. We enjoyed 
having them with us and every one regretted very much to 
see them leave. It is our hope that every other Delt who 
passes through this vicinity will follow their example. 

G. L. Spratley. 


The college year opened September 20th with unusually 
good material in the entering class, and we feel confident 
that we have made a wise choice in the six new men already 

We came back to the old home with just an eleven to set 
us on our feet for another year and it has required the 
earnest efforts of those eleven to raise the roll to its present 
number. We have not by any means ceased our activities, 
but are still on the alert for at least three more. 

Brother Stevens and Sylvester have recently been elected 
in to the Ivy Society, the honorary Junior society. Brother 
Chase is a member of Sword and Shield, the honorary 
Sophomore society. Brother Mergendahl, '07, is instructor 
in mathematics in the engineering department 

We are once more conducting our own cuisine and it is 
a good move from the Commons of last year. The change 
has necessitated the removal of our billiard table to the 
basement, where we will soon have it in operation. 

With the football team rounding into shape under coach 

The Delta Chapters 71 

Whalen of Dartmouth we are looking forward to a brilliant 
season on the gridiron. The team is heavier and faster than 
last year's. Brother Dwelley has been busy since college 
opened arranging a basketball schedule. 

A word from the musical clubs. A fine programme has 
been arranged and another successful season assured. Mr. 
Gordon, pledged last year, is putting in a strong bid for one 
of the leading soloists. Besides Brother Bennett, our new 
men are taking active part in the rehearsals, and it is safe 
to say that Beta Mu will be well represented. 

Since the rushing season opened we have had visits from 
Brothers Noon and Baker of Gamma Zeta and Brother 
Hill, '97, and Brother Shepard. 

The new Carnegie library is nearing completion and 
stands out Uke a brilliant g^m on the old college hill. 

Qosing we wish all our Delt brothers every success for 
the year and extend a welcome and willing hand to any Delt 
who may have occasion to wend his way east-ward. 

Charles H. Getchell. 


The State did not open until the very last of September 
80 Beta Nu has barely beg^n the year. Like the rest of 
you, however, we have been kept busy rushing. We are 
very glad to announce the affiliation of Brother Herbert 
Hollingsworth, Beta Alpha, '08. Brother Rowland, Beta 
Lambda, intended to enter the Institute this Fall but found 
It more to his advantage to wait until midyear's. We were 
all sorry to see him go, and will have a welcome for him 
in January. 

We expect to run through the year on the same satisfac- 
tory financial basis of the past Our house is nearly full 

72 The Rainbow 

and there seems to be nothing in the way of a very pros- 
perous year. Already we are planning some new furnish- 
ings for the house again, and several social stunts are under 

Tech and city houses are generally thought of as rather 
stiff places but we think we can prove the reverse if 3rou 
will pay us a visit 

F. L. NiLBS. 
BETA XI— No Letter. 


This Fall found us back with twenty active members to 
start in the year's work. So far we have pledged seven 
freshmen and one Sophomore: P. D. Fowler, of Phila- 
delphia, Pa. ; R. F. Clapp of Toledo, O. ; G. I. Hartley of 
Montclair, N. J.; H. H. Jones of Buffalo, N. Y.; E. L. 
Bullock of Audenried, Pa.; H. O. Walter of New York 
City ; M. K. Miller of Spokane, Wash. ; and C. A. Robinson, 
'09, who enters Cornell from Williams College. On Oct 
20th, it is planned to hold the initiation, which will be fol- 
lowed by the usual banquet at the Chapter House. We have 
also affiliated H. J. Ra3rmond, Beta Phi ; and E. W. Rowe, 
Beta Mu ; and welcome to Cornell, Brothers C. C. Eckhardt, 
Gamma Kappa; and C. H. Forsyth, Beta Zeta, who arc 
taking postgraduate courses. Our freshmen have started 
out on the right track and are getting mixed up in things 
in a way that bids fair to make 1910 a banner class for Beta 

On account of entrance conditions. Brothers Burt King, 
'08, and "Rummy" Webster, '08, were unable to enter this 
term and have accepted temporary positions. The former 

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is working with Brother H. G. Smith in Buffalo, N. Y., and 
the latter is home in Montclair, N. J. 

Brothers "Artie" Jones, '06, "Howdy" Jones, '08, and Joe 
Kittredge, '02, were back for rushing season. Brother E. 
G. Cox, Instructor in the University, who has just returned 
from Ireland, where he has been studying Celtic literature, 
b eating at the House. 

We were represented at Poughkeepsie last June by 
Brother "Len" Gracy who rowed No. 3 in the victorious 
four-oared, thereby winning his "C." It is hard to tell just 
how the new football rules will affect the game, but as the 
play will probably be more open, Cornell should be well up 
in the lead this year as we are generally represented by a 
light, active team. A House Party is planned for the game 
on Nov. 3rd, with Western U. of P. 

Two finely equipped new buildings. Rockefeller Hall and 
Goldwin-Smith Hall, were completed this fall for the Uni- 
versity. They are large and roomy, furnishing adequate 
accommodations to meet the increasing demand for room. 
Rockefeller Hall is devoted to Physics— containing labra- 
tories well equipped with apparatus for accurate research 
work. Goldwin-Smith Hall is for the use of the Arts De- 

In closing, Beta Omicron wishes her sister chapters a very 
successful year and cordially welcomes all Delts to her 


B. M. King. 


The boys of Beta Pi returned to their Evanston home 
from their different fields of summer activities on Sept 26, 
and when noses were counted a less ntunber had returned 

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than was expected. We were by no means discouraged — 
only slightly surprised, for we considered our circtmistances 
only as one of the freaks of Fate, which come to everyone 
in a lifetime. We put our shoulders to the wheel and now 
take g^eat pleasure in presenting to our brothers the ten 
best pledges in the University. Besides these, we are be- 
coming very much interested in three or four others, whom 
we hope will soon be wearing the "three triangles." Fur- 
thermore, Bros. Poutra and Nicholl will be with us Christ- 
mas and by then Beta Pi will be back to her old position of 

Because of Northwestem's loss of 'varsity football, her 
enthusiasm has called forth four class teams, and we are 
proud to uphold our athletic reputation with two of the cap- 
tains and our share of other players. 

Our new president, Prof. Harris was installed last July 
and his administration promises to be one of which we shall 
all be proud. 

We have had very pleasant visits from Brother Surely of 
Iowa, Brother Leaders of Wisconsin and Brother Ogilvie 
and further wish to extend most urgent invitations to other 
brothers who may find it convenient to call and visit us. 

R. C. Wallace. 


Since the last issue of The Rainbow the University has 
been passing through what might aptly be called the second 
period of construction. Although one or two of our most 
beautiful and best known buildings were partially destroyed 
in the tremblor of April eighteenth, the reopening of college 
at the usual time in August saw but little difference in con- 
ditions then and at a corresponding time in previous years. 

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The attendance is practically the same and the university 
buildings, with the exception of the new gymnasium and 
library, which had never been used, have been put in as 
good condition as before. 

Beta Rho, in common with the fifteen other fraternities 
represented here, has just finished one of the hardest and 
most memorable rushing season in her history and it is with 
no small amount of satisfaction that we introduce to the 
Delt world. Brothers: Cleveland Ross Wright, '10, Elko, 
Nevada; Arthur Talbert Jossclyn, '09, San Diego, Cal.; 
Adolph Edward Ehrhorn, '10, San Francisco, Cal.; Evan 
Kirkpatrick Meredith, '10, Menlo Park, Cal., and Lynn 
Merriman, Palo Alto, Cal. 

On Saturday, October the thirteenth, we had the good 
fortune to have with us almost the entire active member- 
ship of Beta Omega, on which occasion occurred our first 
inter-chapter baseball game which was won by Beta Rho. 
The same day the Stanford freshmen lost to California by 
a score of 3 to in the first game of Inter-Collegiate Rugby 
ever played on the Coast. In this game Beta Rho was well 
represented by Brother Meredith. As a result of newspaper 
agitation the Inter-Collegiate Committee last Spring de- 
cided to substitute Rugby for the old game, in the face of 
a storm of student opposition. Since the opening of the 
season, however, sentiment here at Stanford is almost as 
strongly in favor of the new game as it was against it form- 
erly, and it seems as though the Rugby g^me with its open 
style of play, few accidents, and constant kicking had come 
to stay. 

Beta Rho as usual is well represented in all lines of 
college activities, and especially in journalism and drama- 
tics. On September the fourteenth the Senior Farce, post- 
poned from last semester was given with Brothers May and 

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Bernard in leading roles. On November third, in "Two 
Oentlemen from Verona/' given by Sword and Sandals, 
the honorary dramatic society, the same two brothers easily 
carried off the honors of the evening. Among other hcmors 
we have the editor of the college daily, managers of the 
Glee, Golf, and Tennis Qubs, and the golf and tennis cham- 
pions of the University, besides men, on the Glee and Man- 
dolin Qubs, on the staff of the college monthly, and in the 
leading honor societies. 

Plans are now on foot for the Senior Circus to be held 
the latter part of this semester for the benefit of the New 
Track. Although this is a recognized feature in many of 
the large Eastern Universities, it will be the first att&npt 
at anything of the kind at Stanford and consequently we 
are all looking forward to it as one of the big events of the 

Thus far we have done nothing definite in regard to the 
building of our new chapter house, due to the unsettled 
condition of labor and the loss of our plans in the San Fran- 
cisco fire, but we hope to be able to report something defin- 
ite in our next letter. 

Walter H. Hill. 


The advance guard of the chapter began to arrive about 
September 17 to shape things for the beginning of the 
school year. We are still at the old stand, in the commod- 
ious quarters of 1643 Q Street The University opened on 
the 24th and the first square meal at the chapter house was 
enjoyed the Monday following. 

The beginning of the autumn quarter finds Beta Tau well 
<m her feet and fully prepared to enter upon the year's ^ork 

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with that spirit characteristic of Delta Tau Delta. We are 
but a dozen strong, having graduated Bros. Marvin, 
Wheeler, and Wilson at June commencement. Bros. Perrin 
and Hazelwood will be with us again before next semester. 

By inter-faculty and fraternity regulation all pledging 
and rushing of a strenuous nature has been postponed tmtit 
after the mid-semester. However the struggle for the 
wortfiy promises to be fierce and Beta Tau prospects are 
good for many a trophy. 

In college affairs Delta Tau Delta more than holds her 
own. Three 'varsity football men are wearers of the square 

Bro. Rine has recently been elected to the captaincy of 
next year's baseball team. Bro. Wilson is cadet captain of 
cup winning company "D" whose winning chances for the 
coming year are little short of certainty. The rest of us are 
all studying for Phi Beta Kappa. 

Bro. F. C. Green, Beta Pi, about to enter the college of 
law at Nebraska will be with us in a few days. The name 
of J. B. Green pledged at Beta Pi will appear on our 
chapter roll before many moons. 

Upon two occasions the chapter has enjoyed visits from 
Brother Van Petten, President of the Western Division. 

The company of Brother Ware, Delta, was much ap- 
preciated not long since. A welcome more than hearty 
awaits all who stray our way. 

HiLAND H. Wheeler, Jr. 


Once more Beta Upsilon is assembled, and this fall it 
had a rosier proposition to meet. Last year's entire fresh- 
men class returned with the exception of Brother "Mac" 

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Fraser, whose loss is felt by the football team as keenly as 
by the chapter, making a total of seventeen old men back. 
Teddy II Phillipps has gone to Wisconsin where he will 
pursue his studies and will also be in the office of Brother 
Howard Ely. 

The personnel of the freshmen class is better than ever 
this year and likewise there is a corresponding increase of 
fraternity material. Of the fifteen hundred freshmen, 
eleven were selected as proper wearers of the square badge, 
and have already trod the "hot sands." They are William 
McNamee of Chicago, Harry Steadman, Champaign, De- 
wight Sale, of Urbana, A. B. Galbraith, Chicago, Raymond 
Smith, Chiacgo, Robert Ray, Chicago, Jesse Treakle, 
Peoria, Clarence Mueller, Chicago, Norman Paulson, Lock- 
port, Illinois, Oliver Kline, Chicago and Harry Beers, 
Champaign, is pledged. 

The Greek world at Illinois has suffered a slight up- 
heaval. The Dekes, although still in their infancy, have 
entered a new home which they will eventually own, and 
they have already become quite a factor in the rushing. 
Alpha Tau Omega has moved into a new house which was 
practically donated by her alumni. It is a twenty thousand 
dollar brick and stone structure, and makes a splendid 
chapter home. The next few years will find nearly all the 
fraternities owning their own homes, and toward that end 
Beta Upsilon is striving all in its power. 

The chapter has been favored by visits from many Delts 
since the publishing of the last Rainbow^ among whom was 
Brother Kind, who went over various Fraternity matters, 
and was closeted for some time with Brother Gibson, the 
local treasurer. We were all glad to make his acquaintance 
although we do not care to have our name on his regular 
visiting list Out of the West came Brother Bill Fraser, 

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Beta Upsilon's ideal, and paid the chapter a long deferred 
visit Brother Fraser has already endeared himself to the 
hearts of all the boys, and the bond could be no stronger 
with his own class-mates than with the local chapter. While 
on his visit here he attended the wedding of Brother G. A. 
Qark at Peoria, and Jake Rehm, at Rockford. Brothers 
Holtzman, Olcott and Simpson have lately visited the 

On November 10th, the night of the Wisconsin Football 
game, we expect to entertain at an informal dinner all the 
Delts we can find. The annual stag banquet will be held 
some time in March. Saturday before Halloween we in- 
troduced something new in the way of domino parties. It 
has been the custom to have some original stunt parties 
here on Halloween, until they have become one of our per- 
manent social features. 

We have been very fortunate in having several of our 
alumni located in Champaign. Brothers Tobin, Nelson, 
Barker and Mier are all living in Champaign or Urbana 
and have been very close to the chapter. Brother "Pat" 
Allen has just finished the construction of a thirty-five 
thousand dollar building to be used by the Farm Mechanics 
department of the University. Brother Hamilton, Beta 
Alpha, is taking postgraduate work in Chemistry depart- 
ment and has been affiliated with the chapter. Brother 
Wallace, of Beta Pi, has entered the University, and also 
has been affiliated with the chapter. 

Now that the rushing season is over we are all back in 
the harness and are determined to make this year as success- 
ful as the past years have been, and try to meet the expecta- 
tions of even the most hypercritical. 

R. S. Arthur. 

80 The Rainbow 


We are glad again to be able to greet our brothers 
through the medium of a Rainbow letter. Since our last 
contribution to this magazine, many new things have come 
to our chapter. First among these is a chapter house. 
Through the efforts a "house committee/' composed of 
Brothers Neal, Crawford and Sutton, we have secured a 
house of which the chapter is justly proud. As living in 
such a house is an experiment with us, we doubtless have 
many things to learn. These things we will probably learn 
by experience, as other chapters have done before us. 

The football team this fall is doing its best to keep up 
with the fast pace set by it last fall, and in some ways, at 
least, it is playing a better game. Last Saturday, Oct. 6, 
Indiana University, which beat us last season by a 40 to 
score, was held to a 12 to 5 score. In reality this score 
should have been 6 to 5, but the new rules confused the 
oflRcials. And on Saturday, Oct. 13, we played University 
of Illinois a tie, to game. Brother Franz W. Frurip, 
who has made left end three years on the All-Indiana 
eleven, is in the game for his last year and he is still the 
same "tower of strength" to the team, as in past years. 

The largest crowd ever in the city for an athletic contest, 
saw the Indiana- Wabash game, and we had the pleasure of 
having the following Deltas with us on that day: Brother 
Phillips from Lafayette, Brother Convil, of Purdue Uni- 
versity, Brother Hayes of Beta Beta, and Brothers Cole, 
Carr, Perkins, Crawford, Kempf and Spratt of Beta Alpha. 
Since then, Brother Herrod of Beta Zeta, now in Purdue, 
and Brother Trimble of Chicago, have visited us. 

After a great effort put forth, this summer, by an alumni 
committee, and a good many alumni letters written by this 

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editor of the Lantern; Brother C. P. Cooper is president 
of the Senior class ; Brother R. W. Miller is manager of the 
freshman football team; Brother D. Y. Geddes is Senior 
major in the university regiment, and Brother W. P. Tracy 
is full-back on the 'Varsity team. 

Our house is still located just across from the university 
campus and we hope that all visiting Delts will make it their 
home while in Columbus. 

Don Y. Geddes. 


The summons for the Fall rushing found Beta Clii ready 
and she has engaged most enthusiastically in the work. The 
field at Brown is taken up by sixteen fraternities and at all 
times the rivalry is most intense. This year the chapter has 
been very successful in its efforts and has added to the 
chapter roll eight new men. Permit us at this time to in- 
troduce to the Delta world the following men who were 
initiated into the mysteries of Deltaism on Oct. 11, 1906: 
John Qarence McDonald, '08, of Ludlow, Vt. ; Oarence 
William Bosworth, '09, of Georgiaville, R. I. ; Robert Coker, 
'09, of Salem, Mass.; Gaius Humphrey Barrett, '10, of 
Northfield, Mass.; Samuel Gilbert Blount, '10, of Provi- 
dence, R. I.; Ra)rmond Paul McCanna, '10, of Providence, 
R. I.; Thornton Munro Richards, '10, of Newton Centre, 
Mass., and Eddy Warren Tandy of Pittsburg, Pa. 

The initiation banquet this year was our tenth annual and 
to commemorate the event we had a special committee ap- 
pointed and they decided to hold a two days celebration, 
which was done and the chapter and alumni entered upon 
the festivities with great enthusiasm. Friday evening, Oct 
12, 1906, we had one first getting together. This was in the 

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nature of a Theatre Party which went to the Opera House 
and enjoyed a performance of "The Press Agent" On 
the next afternoon through the courtesy of Bro. Hunter C 
White, Jr., '01, the undergraduates and alumni enjoyed an 
outing at Bro. White's Country Home in Harrisville. In 
the evening of the same day Beta Chi celebrated her tenth 
annual banquet. A little less than fifty sat down to a repast 
which still lives in our memory, and later enjoyed a series 
of toasts — the like of which have never been heard at a 
Delta banquet in Providence. The most noted of the 
speakers was Will Carleton, K '69, the well-known poet 
and lecturer. Brother Carlton responded to the toast "The 
Drum call of the Past," and the memory of that address 
will long live in our minds and ever increase our enthusiasm 
for the Delts of a generation ago. We were favored the 
same evening with a toast from Brother H. L. Thompson, 
'96, the founder of the chapter at Brown. The jubilant 
Delta spirit continued throughout the entire evening and 
even after the "Walk-Around" to Rah-Rah-Delta could be 
heard resounding through the spacious halls. 

In college affairs Beta Chi has been truly active. Brother 
MacDonald is pla)dng full-back on the 'varsity and Brothers 
Swain and Grinnell are on the squad. Brothers Qarkej 
Watson, Sherwood, Blount, Grinnell and Thomas are on 
the musical clubs, and Brother Watson is leader of the 
mandolin club. Brothers Thomas, Sherwood and Blount 
were recently elected to membership in the "Sock and 
Buskiy," Brown's dramatic organization, membership in 
which is entirely by competition. Brother Swain has been 
elected Junior Liber Editor and Brother Watson is Senior 
Editor on the same publication. Beta Chi sends her wish 
that at all the chapter's affairs may be running as smoothly 
as at Old Brown. Ernest M. Watson. 

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Beta Phi enters upon the new college year with thirteen 
old men back in school. The general opinion is that this 
year's freshman class presented a dearth of good material 
but we succeeded in getting five good promising men in 
spite of all this. 

Our initiation was held on October 20, with the banquet 
following at the Great Southern Hotel. Our sister chapters 
Chi and Mu were well represented as were also the Delta 
Tau alumni, of whom some new ones on our list were 
Brother J. R. Alexander, Gamma, '89, and Brother Stuart 
Maclean of the Arch Chapter. 

We take pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity Roy 
W. Miller, Columbus, O. ; Stephen W. Hanna, Columbus, 
0.; Willard J. Smith, Columbus, O. ; Gilbert G. Rosino, 
Sandusky, O. ; and Jesse C. Hanley, Lisbon, O., all of 
whom are members of the class '10. Besides these men, we 
have with us this year Brothers Bartley H. Kinney and W. 
J. McGraw who were not in college last year. 

All of the fraternities at Ohio State are in houses tiiis 
year though Beta Theta Pi and Phi Delta Theta are the 
only ones that own their properties. 

Deltas from other chapters in college this year are 
Brothers Roy S. VanDever and Frank E. Withgott, Mu, in 
the house. Brothers Wilson, Cunningham, Wells and Snow, 
Beta; Brother Barclay Moore, Gamma; and Brothers 
Echelberry and Pierce, Mu, of whom the latter is a member 
of the Faculty in the Department of Romance Languages. 

Hermstein, the famous Michigan half-back, is making a 
name for himself as coach of the 'Varsity football squad. 

In college activities, that the square badge continues to 
hold its own is shown in that Brother J. M. Rothwell is 

84 The Rainbow 

committee, we have succeeded in renewing the interest of 
our alimmi in their active chapter, and by asking them to 
help us pay for the furniture for our new house, we have 
got them in closer touch with us. In order to keep them 
in nearer S3rmpathy with things here at their chapter's home, 
and in their college, we intend to begin, in November, the 
publication of a monthly bulletin, of interest to any alumnus 
of our chapter. We have also been quite successful in our 
endeavor to gather to our chapter roll, the men of the old 
Mu of Psi Prime chapter, which was here in Wabash dur- 
ing the '70's. 

We extend, to every Delta Tau, the cordial hand of wel- 
come, and want them to know that at any time they are ex- 
pected to make ou'r house their Crawfordsville headquarters. 

H. Edgar Zimmer, Jr. 


The term opened for Beta Omega with fourteen of the 
chapter and three pledged men in college. Rushing began 
at once and we soon pledged four more freshmen. One of 
our last year's pledges entered late. So on September 
fifteenth we had eight freshmen to initiate — ^the largest 
class ever taken in by this chapter. Let me introduce to 
the fraternity brothers R. R. Vail, of Johannesburg, SouUi 
Africa, G. L. Ertz, Sam H. Weston and Harold Bra)rton of 
Berkeley, L. H. Whitmore of Ceres, R. E. Robson of Berke- 
ley, A. L. Whipple of Decoto, and C. M. Fleissner of San 
Francisco. We had the customary reunion at the time of 
the initiation, forty-six Delts being present. Owing to ill- 
ness Brother Sam Weston has had to take out a leave of 
absence, but he expects to return to college after Christmas. 

The chapter got a good deal of newspaper notoriety dur- 

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ing the first part of September owing to an account which 
originated in the fertile brain of one of the reporters on the 
San Francisco Examiner connecting us with one of the 
sororities here. The college community, knowing the 
source, took the matter as a huge joke, but as the paper 
circulates all over the state the story probably gained 
credence in some districts. 

Our new porch and pergola were finished shortly after 
die beginning of the term and add much to the appearance 
of the house. 

September twelfth we gave a dance at the chapter house 
which went off very successfully. 

In college activities we are taking the usual interest, hav- 
ing men on the Pelican, Blue and Gold, Jtmior Day 
Committee, Football Show Committee and Intercollegiate 
Agreement Committee. We have several out for football 
and rowing, and a number expecting to sign up for baseball 
in the Spring. We are represented in the University Honor 
Societies — Skull and Keys, Golden Bear, and Winged 

An Inter-Fraternity Baseball League has been formed 
this fall, the twenty-two fraternities here joining. Each 
has contributed five dollars, and a valuable cup is to be 

Stanford and California are playing Rugby football this 
year. Although many of the devotees of the American 
game have found it hard to enthuse, a healthy interest is 
being taken in the game and we expect to have a good fif- 

The freshman game was played at Stanford, Saturday 
afternoon, October thirteenth. The date proved unlucky for 
Stanford. The score was 3 — 0. Fifteen from Beta Omega 
went down, and in the morning Beta Rho beat us at base- 

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ball, 8 — 2. Beta Rho kept open house for us and the oc- 
casion was a good one for the men of the two chapters to 
get better acquainted. 

Frederick F. Thomas, Jr. 


Gamma Alpha spirit is high. The opening of the fall term 
found us with fifteen actives returned, and four new men, 
all of whom were pledged last spring. Since then we have 
pledged four more men and affiliated Brothers Blake 
Nevius of Beta Gamma and Robert Lippitt of Alpha. This 
gives us a chapter of seventeen actives and eight pledges. 

Gamma Alpha feels very well satisfied with the result of 
the rushing season, having secured such a goodly number 
of pledges, all of whom are the pick of the freshman class. 

We are only sorry that there is a University ruling that 
no one shall be initiated into any secret organization until 
he has acquired at least three majors credit (or one quarter's 
work) in the University. Consequently we will not be able 
to initiate until January. 

Football prospects at the University of Chicago arc fairly 
bright, five of last year's western champions taking their 
places in this year's line-up. Brother Walker will play end 
upon the 'varsity team while pledged men Garrett and 
Hough are candidates for the freshman team. Brother 
Frank Dickinson of Beta Mu has associated himself once 
more with Qiicago athletics, having accepted a position 
with Coach Stogg as assistant. 

Brother l.ightbody who distinguished himself in the 
Olympic games at Athens last spring has returned to the 
Gamma Alpha fold heavily laden with European honors 
and athletic trophies. 

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Gamma Alpha was recently given a glorious treat by that 
renowned bard of Delta Tau Delta and the creator of our 
new song-book. Brother McLean was with us but a few 
short hours, but he left behind him memories of some splen- 
did Delta songs well rendered, some delicious stories, and 
an irresistible personality. 

Here's to a successful year for all of our sister chapters 
and may it terminate in the most glorious Kamea in the 
history of our fraternity 

Charles B. Jordan. 



Gamma Beta has begun so many successful terms with a 
membership of seventeen, that when it was known that 
many of our actives had registered again this fall is was 
considered as a very good omen. We lost but three of our 
members last June on account of graduation, tiiese being 
Brothers Allyn, Campbell, and Torrance. Of our other 
members Brothers Martin, Parmele, and Pratt have discon- 
tinued their courses temporarily, while Brother Jones has 
gone to "Boston Tech" to finish his course. We are for- 
tunate however in that those who are back this fall have 
entered into the work very heartily and that chapter affairs 
are now well in hand. 

We may well say that our present prospects are of the 
best, for Armour Institute has opened its doors this year to 
one of the largest and best freshman classes it has yet 
known. Nearly all of the new men are good solid fellows, 
of admirable character and enviable qualities. In fact, a 
greater abundance of fraternity material could not easily be 
found So far we have contented ourselves with pledging 

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six men, who will no doubt be initiated ere this letter is 
published. But there are a number of exceptionally fine 
fellows at large yet and it may be that we will further in- 
crease our membership. 

From a financial standpoint too we find our condition all 
that could be desired. The notes covering the amounts bor- 
rowed at the time we moved into our present house were all 
disposed of last spring, and save a few small installments 
on our piano, we are now free from any financial drains. 
Our house will, within a week or so, be filled with actives, 
and this will insure its being successfully conducted. So 
also is our social outlook a bright one, while our position 
in the esteem of our faculty and fellow students is as high 
as ever. All in all, with our general standing, our sound 
finances, our new men, and our chapter tmity and loyalty, 
we have good cause to congratulate ourselves. 

Aside from the policies incumbent upon it as a part of 
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Gamma Beta chapter has ac- 
cepted no definite policy as yet for this year's work. It has 
been felt however for some time that we would do well to 
bind our alumni more firmly to us. It is not to be taken 
from this that we feel we are in a deplorable state as far as 
they are concerned, and that we have no connection with 
them. It is simply that we feel the strength that their in- 
terest and aid gives us, that we are anxious to do every- 
thing in our power to keep them with us, and that we intend 
to devote more time to doing so than we have heretofore 

In conclusion let us thank our Delta brothers, who have 
looked us up during the summer and fall, for the interest 
they have shown in us, and let us extend our heartiest invi- 
tation to Delts in general to make our house their head- 
quarters while in Chicago. Remember that your names 

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and faces will, if known to us, become links between our 
chapter and yours, and that by your visits you will aid us 
to appreciate and more fully realize what it means to be an 
active part of Delta Tau. 

A. A. Kelkenney. 


An important change has been made in the rushing and 
chinning rules of the fraternities at Dartmouth this year, 
which postpones the usual chinning season of Oct. 24-25, 
until the spring. The movement was started last spring by 
some of the foremost fraternities, but found opposition 
among the majority. Upon a refusal on the part of this 
majority to co-operate with the plan of postponement, the 
leaders declared independence and so the matter was left, 
witii ten fraternities planning early chinning, and five plan- 
ning a spring chinning. But this fall, after some discussion, 
opinions were united in favor of spring chinning. Bids will 
in the future be issued on March 19. The good sense of 
this step is easily seen ; for by it both fraternities and fresh- 
men are benefited. Although with over four months to work 
in, we are already laying foundations for the campaign and 
are confident of getting a good delegation from the abund- 
ant material in the freshmen class. 

Among general subjects, football, of course, is of greatest 
interest just now. We have only three Varsity men back 
on the squad this year but in spite of this drawback all the 
games so far have been won quite easily and we have little 
fear for disaster in the remainder when the real football 
begins against Williams, Princeton, Harvard and Brown. 

Gamma Gamma has good representation this year in the 
college activities, Delts being listed in football, on the mag- 

90 The Rainbow 

azines, in the musical clubs, etc She sends wishes for suc- 
cess to all her sister chapters with the assurance of a warm 
welcome should any Delts come her way. 

B. Hatton. 


Oh yes I We all had a pleasant vacation; but more de- 
lightful than the jolliest vacation day was the occasion of 
our first meal together this Fall. 

Thirteen old Gamma Delts chatted in the parlor awaiting 
dinner and appearing as almost any thirteen college friends 
renewing "auld acquaintance," when the sleek, rotund 
figure of "William" filled up the dining-room door and he 
announced to the steward, "Dinnah's ready, suhl", the 
spirit of conviviality grew exceedingly. When, however, 
thirteen plates had been well supplied there was a sudden, 
spontaneous disclosing of thirteen well-known, delightful 
individualities, and a measureless amount of fun. We were 
so gay that we would laugh at anything— even one of 
Smity's atrocious puns. I should say that eleven of us 
were ready; for "Strick" and "Hooks" require some time 
and much explanation as to what the joke is, then they 
laugh an uproarious duet. 

At the first lull in the conversation Romage began as usual 
on one of his old time arguments on Grizzly Bears; but 
his introduction was still incomplete when his verbosity was 
drowned in a general wordy assault on Arnold because he 
would not pass the bread. Arnold never sees and hears 
when his other senses are engrossed, "King Oscar" of 
course was soon telling the cynical "Schneider" something 
very confidential concerning the coming college political 
campaign. "C. Page" said something quietly about the 

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salad dressing, whereupon Sir Walter, the demure one, 
blushed furiously; and always in the general laughing we 
could hear "Little Vin's" deep bass how I how ! and "Luff's" 
high, sweet tenor giggle. 

After dinner we again assembled in the parlor where the 
fun continued, accampanied by "Mustong's" furious assault 
on the piano. 

Oh, such a reunion is simply great! And the good feel- 
ing lasts throughout the year. 

Our four new pledges are of the finest kind. Brother 
Hutchinson's brother is one of them, and they two are the 
'varsity football team's right and left ends. We are well 
represented in all athletics and the elective honors of the 

We miss sorely Brothers Young McCue, McQuilken, 
Bamhart and Groninger, who were graduated last year. 
Groninger, McQuilken and Young have visited us this Fall. 
Brother McKeel who is out of school this term visited us 
also lately. 

We Gamma Delts are very fond of visitors, particularly 
Deltas', and we want you to come and see us. We are proud 
of our little mountain city of Morgantown with its superb 
scenery, proud of our strong university and — yes, we must 
admit that we are proudest of Gamma Delta. Here's health 
to you all, Deltas. Long life to you and Delta Tau Delta. 

C. S. Bock. 


Since the opening of the college year at Columbia Gam- 
ma Epsilon has been busily occupied in getting the work of 
the year started and in "rushing." In the latter we have 
not as yet been as successful as last year when by earnest 

92 The Rainbow 

work eight freshmen were introduced to the fraternity 
world as Delts. 

College life is unusually quiet around the campus this 
fall since the abolition of football has turned out to be bitter 
reality and not idle talk, as many supposed. We hope, how- 
ever, to make up what was lost by this move by turning out 
the best teams ever and making the year a successful one 
as regards athletics. Both crew and track squads are work- 
ing hard at fall practice and the prospects for a champion- 
ship basket-ball team are good. St Paul's chapel and 
Hamilton Hall, the future home of the College are rapidly 
nearing completion and will add greatly to the beauty of 
the campus. 

Our own alumni and graduate brothers from other 
chapters are always an important factor in our chapter life. 
Our house has been kept open all summer by them and has 
furnished a home for those who remained in the city dur- 
ing the hot months. 

One of the most thoroughly appreciated gifts ever made 
the chapter was a dog recently donated by Brother Criedo. 
"King" has become a great pet and in all sincerity and 
seriousness we say to all the other chapters, "Get a dog." 

Gamma Epsilon, situated as she is in New York City, 
should be one of the most visited chapters in the fraternity 
if all brothers passing through town would drop us a few 
passing words. We close with best wishes to all the chapters. 

F. R. Taylor. 


Gamma Zeta opened the year with eighteen men back, 
there being six seniors, six juniors, and six sophomores. Ac- 
cording to the system at Wesleyan, the rushing season 

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started immediately and after a week's hard work, we 
pledged eight men. Of these seven were initiated on Oc- 
tober twelfth. A. K. Howell, '10, received a slight injury 
in the Flag Rush and was unable to come in at that time. 
Besides this we initiated two of our Phi Rho alumni. We 
take pleasure in introducing into the Delt world Brothers 
Clifton F. Gardner and Wilbur T. Robinson, '03, Harry S. 
Crossett, Ludlow James, Earnest F. Neumann, Jr., Harold 
D. Rotzel, William I. Searles, Griffin B. Townsend, and 
Ralph H. White, '10. The banquet passed off very pleas- 
antly with several of our alumni back. We were sorry, how- 
ever, not to see any other Deltas except Brother Webster 
of Gamma Gamma. 

The work on the new dormitory was at a standstill dur- 
ing the summer but at last the contract has been awarded 
and the work is being rushed. When completed the build- 
ing will contain ninety-two rooms en suite with all the 
modem improvements. Baths will be provided on the third 
floor and in the basement. South College as yet is not com- 
pleted but it is expected that it will be ready by December. 
It will contain a large public office with rooms for professors 
on the top floor. 

Among the fraternities here Phi Nu Theta, a local and 
the oldest fraternity here, is building a new house. It is of 
brick trimmed with marble and will be three stories high. 
Kappa Rho Sigma, the new local, has rented a house but 
it is not recognized and was thus placed at a great disad- 
vantage in its cultivation work. There is a strong sentiment 
against more fraternities at Wesleyan and it found ex- 
pression in the resolutions which were adopted by the 
student body, as follows : 

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"Whereas, in our opinion the increase in numbers of the students 
of Wesleyan University has not been sufficient to justify the forma- 
tion of a new fraternity, 

Whereas, such a new fraternity but increases and embitters inter- 
fraternity contests and further divides the college body, 

Whereas, in our opinion the best interests of the college are best 
subserved by the strengthening of the already existing fraternities 
and of a strong non-fraternity, democratic organization such as the 
Commons Club, 

We desire to place our stamp of disapproval upon the formation 
of the new organization so-called the Kappa Rho Sigma. 

We desire to advise all freshmen in view of the unfavorable at- 
titude of faculty, alumni, undergraduates toward same, to seriously 
consider the situation before taking any step to affiliate themselves 
with this organization, and do hereby recommend these resolutions 
to the consideration of the College Senate and College Body." 

It IS hoped that the men composing this society will re- 
tract, but this is doubtful. At present, however, no action 
will be taken. 

In football thus far the team has not met the expecta- 
tions. Games with Yale and Brown have been lost while 
the Bowdoin game was a draw. Another item of interest 
in the college is the publication of a third edition of the 
college song book containing a few new pieces which have 
been written during the past three years. In chapter affairs, 
we are at present looking forward to our dance on October 
twenty-sixth at which we hope to enjoy ourselves. We also 
have a chapter orchestra which we will use in some of our 
social affairs as well as in the cultivation work. Come and 
see how nicely we are getting on. 

Orliff H. Chase. 

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For Gamma Eta this is indeed an auspicious year. The 
house which we have rented for the last few years was too 
small for our purposes and we have moved to a larger one 
in one of the best sections of the city — only two blocks from 
the school. We rented our last year's house furnished and 
this year have spent a goodly sum in buying new furniture. 
We will have ten men living in our new quarter and expect 
to start a table about the middle of November. The fresh- 
man class in all departments of the University, and partic- 
ularly the college, is large this year and contains what 
seems to be much good fraternity material. 

Gamma Eta takes great pleasure in announcing that 
Brother Rathbun of Iowa and Brother Pierce of Albion 
have affiliated, the latter will live at the "frat house." 
Brother Patterson of Wesleyan will be in Washington this 
year and we hope and expect to see him as often as possible. 
During the past week Brother Ancell of Washington and 
Lee paid us a visit and promised to stop in to see us as often 
as he could arrange in his trips over the East. 

School activities have now begun in earnest and our 
chapter is sure to be well represented in all departments of 
university life. Gamma Eta extends a cordial welcome to 
all Deltas who pass through the Capital City. 

Karl M. Block. 


With the opening of this school year Gamma Theta ex- 
tends greetings to all sister chapters. 
School opened September 11th with Gamma Theta on 

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the ground for good hard work. We commenced the year 
with seventeen active men in our chapter, all of whom are 
here with renewed vigor and enthusiasm for successful 
work. We graduated seven Seniors last spring and in ad- 
dition to that Brothers Marvin Elliott, C. E. Funston, and 
Leonard Oechsli did not return to school. Brother Oechsli 
however is attending school at Yale. Owing to his health 
Brother W. W. Baker was compelled to drop out of school 
for this semester but will be with us again after Christmas. 

On the night of September 26th we introduced to the 
Delta world two men, who were pledged some time ago. 
Brother Warren F. Cook, '08, of Williamsburg, Kansas, 
and Brother Warren R. Morton, '09, of Green, Kansas. 
Brother Cook was coach of our last year's baseball team. 

On September 27th occurred our annual chicken fry, an 
event which brings joy to many a longing heart About 
twenty-two Delts and their guests, to the number of about 
forty, wandered away to the woods and spent the afternoon 
and evening in games and songs. Of course they all had 
a number one time, and we all anxiously await the return of 
this delightful annual affair. 

Baker University is still steadily on the increase. The en- 
rollment is larger then ever, several new professors have 
been added to our list of instructors, a fine stone approach 
is being added to the g3rmnasium and the library building is 
looming up as a thing of beauty. To show that Baker is 
keeping up with the times we need only mention the fact 
that the annual Sophomore-Freshman class scrap did not 
take place, but instead the Sophomore class gave a reception 
to the freshmen and a time of pleasure and good fellowship 

While Baker is thus progressing. Gamma Theta is also 
keeping up with the same pace of advancement. On Sep- 

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tember 26th occurred the election of officers for the Athletic 
Association. The presidency of which is the most important 
elective office in school, and it affords me pleasure to say 
diat Brother Wilbur F. Amett was elected to that position 
with a majority flattering in the extreme. Brother Amett 
was guard on our champion basket ball team of last year 
and this is only a reward for work faithfully done. 

Other honors which have come to us thus far are : Brother 
A R. Dilley, manager of baseball; Brother Frank Boys, 
secretary of B. U. L. A. ; Brother James Allen, business 
manager of Baker Orange and president of B. U. Debatt 
Council ; Brother Frank Brown, president of Y. M. C. A., 
and Brother Frank Hogueland, president of Sophomore 

Athletics at Baker are starting out for the year with flat- 
tering prospects. Great activity is shown in all lines of 
work. Mr. Forest Allen of Kansas City has been employed 
to coach our basket ball team and under his management 
our team will be able to meet any team in the West. A trip 
to Chicago is being planned for the Christmas holidays. 
Gamma Theta is represented on the team, in the person of 
Brother Amett as guard. 

Since our last letter the board of Trustees of the College 
has modified the rules concerning the pledging and initiat- 
ing of new men. As the rules now stand we can pledge 
new men in the freshmen class after December 15th and 
initiate them March 1st, this rule does not apply to men 
above freshmen classification. A large class of promising 
men have entered this fall and our prospects for good strong 
men are exceedingly favorable. Although we can do no 
pledging before December 15th, and the rules prohibit us 
from rushing new men before that time, nevertheless we 
are keeping our eyes open for new men and by Christmas 

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we expect to be able to present to the Delta world some of 
the best material in school. 

Anxiously awaiting the November number of The Rain- 
bow we close wishing all our sister chapters the best pos- 
sible success. 



The opening of the University of Texas on October the 
first found Gamma Iota in a new house with twelve men 
back. This year Gamma Iota jumped into the midst of a 
very short but spirited rushing season by giving a party in 
the first few days of the season. After a week of strenuous 
rushing, we came out with flying colors; or perhaps it 
would be better to say that the freshmen came out with 
flying colors, for we had six of the best in the class wearing 
the Purple, White, and Gold, and it is with much pleasure 
that we introduce to the Delta world the following brothers : 
Howard M. Bliem, of San Antonio, Texas ; Edwin R. War- 
uken, of La Grange, Texas ; Charles H. Veale, of Amarillo, 
Texas ; Fred Russell Dickerson, of Illiopolis, 111. ; and Her- 
bert B. Henkel, of Springfield, 111., also Mr. Edwin Buckley, 
who is pledged, and will be initiated later. Brother Bliem 
is a son of Brother M. J. Bliem, Nu *82, who with Brother 
C. A. Waruken, Lambda '02, brother to our Waniken, 
makes up one of the most enthusiastic pair of Delts in the 
State of Texas. We owe a vote of thanks to Beta Pi for 
writing to us about Brother Dickerson, who was pledged to 
that chapter while in preparation for entrance to Northwes- 
tern University. 

On the evening of October ninth we had a most success- 
ful initiation — "most successful" perhaps on account of the 

The Delta Chapters 99 

lack of the so-called "Horse play." Following the initiation, 
we held our Third Annual Initiatory Banquet. Brother BHem, 
Nu '82 — who calls himself the "Granddaddy" of the chapter 
— acted as toastmaster. He gave us a fine talk — telling us 
of the customs and doings of his chapter in '82. Brother 
Hamilton, our football hero, responded to "Winning Vic- 
tories for Delta Tau" ; Brother Dickerson, "Some Expecta- 
tions ;" and Brother Pope "Chapter Life." Other members 
of the chapter talked on various topics incident to fraternity 
life. Another feature of the banquet was the passing of 
resolutions of thanks to Brother Windsor, Beta Pi, *95, 
and his wife for the able assistance that they have given us 
in fitting out our new house. 

That Gamma Iota is well represented in student activities 
this year will be seen by the following: Of the three men 
that we have in the football squad, one is sure of making 
good as center on the 'Varsity Team, we also have several 
men on the basket ball squad, and one man in the 'Varsity 
Band and Orchestra, and will probably have several in the 
Glee Qub. We have representatives in the Atheneaum and 
Rusk Literary Society, in the Robert S. Gould Law Society, 
and in the German Club. One of our men is on The Cactus 
Board, and another is president of the Senior class en- 
gineers; and still another is president of the Y. M. C. A. 

From all accounts this will be the banner year of the Uni- 
versity of Texas. It has a larger enrollment than ever be- 
fore. In the university, there are twelve national fraterni- 
ties and six sorrorities. The fraternities are Phi Delta Theta, 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Phi Gamma Delta, Kappa 
Sigma, Beta Theta Pi, Chi Pi, Phi Kappa Psi, Alpha Tau 
Omega, Sigma Nu, Kappa Alpha, and Delta Tau Delta. 
The sorrorities are Pi Beta Phi, Kappa Kappa Gamma, 


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Kappa Alpha Theta, Chi Omega, Zeta Tau Alpha, and 
Alpha Delta Chi. 

In closing, Gamma Iota wishes to let all Deltas know that 
she will ever be glad to welcome them to her new chapter 
house at 110 West Eighteenth Street. 

J. E. Jones. 


The University of Missouri opened Sept. 12th to find 
Gamma Kappa alive and ready for business. We were han- 
dicapped last season by a rather uninviting chapter house, 
but for '06-7, and at our further option, one of the most 
desirable places in Columbia has been secured. It faces 
directly on the campus, is large, well furnished, satisfactory 
in every respect. In no small measure is the location re- 
sponsible for our unusual success during the past rushing 

To date. Gamma Kappa has two pledges, five initiates, 
one affiliate, and seventeen old men, making a chapter roll 
of twenty-three together with the prospect of the two addi- 
tions in tlie very near future. We mourn the loss of nine 
of our best representatives of last year. Of this number 
Brothers Seitz and Querbach have engineering positions. 
Brothers Underwood and Craig are teaching school, 
Brothesr Childers and Wayman have positions witfi the 
Agricultural Department of this University, Brothers Big- 
ger and Morthland are practicing law, and Brother Free- 
man has a position at Colorado University. 

The above loss however is offset by the acquisition of 
seven embryo Delts and one affiliate. Were it not boasting, 
I might add that we have secured the pick of the '01 class — 
let me introduce them : Brothers Wm. N. Deatherage, Wil- 

The Delta Chapters 101 

fired R. Waltner and Lawrence D. Pike from Kansas City, 
Warren R. Jackson from St. Joseph, Mo., and Alex. W. 
McCoy from Independence, Mo., together with our pledges 
John Beaimiont of St Joseph and Carter A. Proctor of 
Doniphan, Mo. Moreover, we consider ourselves extremely 
fortunate in the recent affiliation of Brother Ephrain Ewing, 
who was last year an active at Beta Theta. Brother Ewing 
is taking the combined Academic-Medical course which will 
probably keep him busy for four or five years to come. He 
brings with him many suggestions and ideas from Beta 
Theta which Gamma Kappa has been glad to adopt. To 
this list might also added the name of Brother Riley, an 
alumnus of Gamma Theta who takes up his duties here as 
instructor in sociology. He is the fourth Delt outside our 
own altmini to enter the Missouri faculty. Already upon 
more than one occasion have we seen fit to test the ability 
of Brother Riley and his wife as chaperones. 

One of the brightest moments in Gamma Kappa's history 
was the short visit from Brother Stuart McLane during the 
latter part of September. If any chapter is suffering from 
insomnia let the men hear Brother McLean run through the 
new Delt song book — the result will be astonishing. 

In behalf of Gamma Kappa I wish to extend particular 

greetings to this year's initiates, and congratulate them on 

tfieir wise choice. 

Thos. T. Railey. 




In this number of The Rainbow will doubtless appear 
interesting letters from the forty-nine active chapters of 
the Fraternity telling of the strenuous excitement of the 
rushing season after a summer's vacation and the results 
therefrom in the way of new men who will wear the 
square badge of Deltaism this Fall for the first time. 
But the Chicago Alumni Chapter has taken no vacation. 
It has had no time for rest but has held its monthly meet- 
ings with g^eat success straight through the summer, and 
its membership has steadily increased, which fact is due 
largely to the influence of the true fraternity spirit pos- 
sessed by every loyal member of our Association. 

Did you attend our August banquet? Well, if you were 
not that lucky you have undoubtedly been informed of 
the good old Delta gathering that you missed. Almost 
seventy Delts gathered around the banquet board at this 
meeting, in honor of the members of the Arch Chapter 
who were our guests on this occasion by reason of the 
special session which was convened in Chicago at the 

One of the most enjoyable features of the evening's en- 
tertainment was the rendition of several of the new Delta 
songs by that estimable and typical Southern member 
of the Arch Chapter, Stuart Maclean. Stuart, fully en- 

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dowed with Southern enthusiasm, and having imbibed 
Northern activity and other things for several days, was 
at his best and regaled his listeners in masterly fashion 
with his inimitable interpretation of the new Delta Song 
Book, notwithstanding the fact that Dr. Wieland told 
him that he was to be pitied because he tried to sing after 
he had made such a success in editing the new book. 

It was the unanimous sentiment of all present at our 
August meeting that if such a small number of Chicago 
Deltas could stir up such a degree of the genuine enthus- 
iasm and pride in the Fraternity that the Karnea to be 
held here next August will be the greatest ever. And it 
will. There is no doubt of that and you will miss the 
golden opportunity of your existence if you do not attend. 
Begin to lay your plans at once and keep fresh in your 
mind the fact that Chicago is the Mecca toward which 
every loyal Delta will turn in August 1907. 

We still hold our monthly meetings on the fourth Fri- 
day of every month at De Jonghe's, 46 Monroe St., and 
visiting Deltas in our city are assured of a hearty wel- 
come at any time that they can join us in these festive 

Harry Van Petten. 


As usual our meetings have been held regularly during 
the summer months, and they have been well attended. 
Indeed it would be strange if it were otherwise, for there 
are always summer visitors in New York and many of 
the men who belong here find more time during the hot 
season for fraternity associations than in the winter. 

The open dinner in November to which all Delts in the 

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vicinity are always invited, served to start in good form 
the winter season, if, indeed, it needed any starting. 

We are congratulating ourselves upon the acquisition 
of Brother Duerr, as a member of our chapter. He is now 
in charge of the Preparatory School of the Brooklyn In- 
stitute of Technology. Brother Briick arouses our ex- 
pectations every month or so by sending word he will be 
up to the next dinner — and he comes occasionally. 

The local chapters, Rho and Gamma Epsilon, send 
delegations to our meetings almost every month and in- 
ject considerable of their youthful enthusiasm into the 
proceedings. There is nothing so good for an alumni 
chapter as the constant mingling with enthusiastic under- 
graduates, and the undergraduates who are so fortunate 
as to be situated where they can associate frequently with 
alumni members of the Fraternity, learn an invaluable 
lesson in loyalty. In isolated chapters there is often a 
tendency for the men to forget the general organization in 
the pleasure of their chapter associations. If we can make 
good alumni of the men the local chapters initiate, we 
shall be doing a work which will tell in the strengthening 
of the Fraternity. 

W. L. McKay. 


The past summer has been an interesting one for this 
chapter, being followed by two weddings of active mem- 
bers, within a short time of each other. On the 29th of 
September Mr. Wright Youtsey was married to Miss 
Bessie M. Stein, both of Newport, Kentucky, at St. Paul's 
Church, Newport. The wedding was an extremely pretty 
affair, the church being most tastefully decorated and the 

The Delta Alumni 105 

ceremony attended by the best society of Newport. The 
marriage was celebrated by Rev. Wm. M. Pettis, of 
Washington, D. C, assisted by Rev. Mr. Robert Nelson, 
rector of St Paul's. The bride and groom are at present 
away on their wedding trip, making a tour of the Eastern 
cities. They had intended to visit Jamaica and other 
islands of the West Indies, and had secured the requisite 
reservations, when they were notified that their ship had 
been impressed by the United States Government, to 
transport troops to Cuba, which action was necessitated 
by the intervention of our Government. 

Mr. Youtsey has long held a very high and responsible 
position with the Procter & Gamble Company. He is an 
initiate of Beta Lambda, and a member of the class of '99. 
Before returning from his wedding trip, he, with his 
bride, will visit again the chapter at Lehigh University, 
at Bethlehem, Pa. 

On the 2nd of October, Dr. Rufus Southworth was 
married at Monroeville, Huron county, Ohio, to Miss 
Alice Williams, of that place. Miss Williams was a sister 
of the Williams' boys who have so long been identified 
with the development of Chi Chapter. The wedding was 
in the quaint little Episcopal Church at Monroeville, and 
the ceremony was performed by Rev. Arthur Dumper, an 
old Kenyon man and a friend of the gjoom. The bride 
and gjoom left directly after the ceremony on their wed- 
ding trip, which includes a month on the coast of Maine 

and a visit with friends to the principal Eastern cities. 
Dr. Southworth is a practicing physician in Glendale, 

Ohio, where he has built up a large practice for himself 

and where he and his wife will begin housekeeping on 

their return. He is an alumnus of Chi, 1900. 

The account of these two weddings should be supple- 

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mented by the announcement of the engagement of 
Joseph T. Monfort, Phi Prime (Hanover College), '91, 
to Miss Ann Sanders of Milford, Ohio. The wedding will 
take place the first of next year. Mr. Monfort is one of 
the most popular men of the chapter, having one time 
served as its President, as well as being one of the most 
popular men in Cincinnati. He is the son of General E. R. 
Monfort, Postmaster of Cincinnati. Mr. Monfort is pro- 
prietor of the Reo Automobile Agency. 

The Delta Circle in this City has received several valu- 
able additions during the past few months. Rev. N. H. 
Poole, Beta Theta, is now here as assistant Rector of 
Christ Church, which is the most fashionable Episcopal 
Church of this city. Also with us Frederick H. Walker, 
of Beta Nu, and John L. Cable, of Lima, Ohio, Chi, '05, 
the latter having entered the Law Department of the 
Cincinnati University. 

Rev. R. L. Harris, Chi, '96, Rector of Grace Church, 
Avondale, has spent an enjoyable summer with his wife 
in Colorado and Wyoming. Rev. Mr. Harris returned 
September 28, to continue his work in his parish. 

The election of officers for the chapter for the current 
year was held too late for a report to be inserted in the last 
issue of The Rainbow. The new officers are ; President, 
Clarence Pumphrey ; vice-president, T. O. Youtsey ; sec- 
retary and treasurer. Constant Southworth. 

The Cincinnati Alumni Chapter extends its greeting 
to the General Fraternity, and to the several chapters, 
with its best wishes for a successful college year. 

Constant Southworth. 

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Owing to a misunderstanding, as well as to the stress 
of circumstances during the months of April and May 
last, the writer failed to get his letter in, for the last 
Rainbow. This, however, will not happen again. 

There is not much to record, concerning the doings of 
the San Francisco Alumni Association, as we have had 
no meetings since our annual affair at the Palace Hotel 
— now no more — on April the tenth, last. We are glad 
to inform the alumni in general, that few, if any, of our 
alumni were seriously affected by the great fire and 
earthquake. The chapter house of Beta Omega, in Berk- 
eley, was the retreat of a good many for a week or so 
after the disaster, and very glad were we all to accept its 

Neither Beta Omega nor Beta Rho were affected by 
the disaster, as their present condition proves. Both chap- 
ters have a large enrollment and both are as prosperous, 
financially and otherwise, as they have been since their 
foundation. A large delegation of alumni attended the 
initiations at Berkeley and Stanford, which came off re- 
cently, and all were well pleased with the conditions at 
both chapters. At the former eight good men were taken 
in, and at the latter, five were made wearers of the Square 

The alumni of this city are considerably scattered. Ef- 
forts have been made to get the new addresses, whether 
permanant or otherwise, of the members, and this task, 
though naturally slow, is nearing completion. Before the 
publication of the next Rainbow, we expect to be per- 
manently reorganized, and to have a regular schedule of 
meetings, as usual. Chas. Coleridge Ertz. 

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This is between seasons for an Alumni Association, 
and an alumni letter is about as up to date as a tip on a 
horse race the day after. 

We have held no meetings this past summer. We 
brought last year's meetings to a close by a most auspi- 
cious affair down the river. A launch ride, a base-ball 
game in which we gallantly refrained from beating the 
undergraduates of Omega Chapter, a shad supper at the 
summer home of the Philadelphia Athletic Club, ended 
by a moonlight ride up the river concluded a most suc- 
cessful year for the Association. 

Bro. Duerr, whom we had come to regard as a fixture, 
and whom we had supposed to be case-hardened against 

the allurements and the glamor of Broadway, proved us 
wrong, and has moved to the metropolis. It seems to be 
the tendency for all corporations to be financed in New 
York, so Brother Duerr is just following the trend of the 
time. Brother Duerr's place cannot be filled. His aid to 
Omega chapter has been invaluable — ^his activities have 
run the gamut from bidding their freshmen, to fathering 
their house scheme — his aid has spelt success, and we 
feel deeply the debt of gratitude that we owe him. 

S. L. Irving. 


The membership of the Boston Alumni Association has 
now grown to thirty regular members. We feel that the 
field is good and that this number will be doubled with- 
in the next few years. There are in Boston and vicinity 
about one hundred Deltas but it seems to be a very dif- 

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ficult thing to get some of them to join our ranks or to 
turn out at any of our banquets. 

For the benefit of the new initiates of Beta Nu, Beta 
Mu, Beta Chi, Gamma Gamma and Gamma Zeta we hold 
each spring an all New England banquet into which we 
put our best efforts in order that these ne\.- initiates may 
know that Delta Tau Delta is as alive throughout the 
country as it is in their own particular college. At these 
gatherings, our members vary from fifty to one hundred 
and we all feel that considerable good results from them. 

All of our meetings are in the form of dinners held at 
some one of the hotels in Boston. At these meetings, the 
general prosperity of our Fraternity, our association, and 
of the chapters in the immediate vicinity is fully dis- 
cussed. Some of the members usually find time to visit 
nearly all of the chapters between our meetings, and 
hence we are kept informed of their successes or reverses. 

Our Fraternity is surely a growing one in New Eng- 
land and our chapters are becoming stronger and stronger 
every day, both in personnel and in finance. 

Fr.\nk S. Elliott. 


Our association held its first dinner and meeting of the 
current year on September 29th. This was the annual 
meeting. Dr. John J. Thomas, Zeta, *91, was elected 
President of the Association. The offices of Secretary and 
Treasurer were combined. Sherman Arter was elected 
to the office. 

The October meeting will be held in conjunction with 
Zeta Chapter, on the occasion of the Twenty-fifth annual 
initiation of the chapter, and it is expected that the affair 

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will be quite an occasion in Delta circles in Northern 
Ohio, as many of the Alumni, living in adjacent cities, 
have accepted the invitation to be present on that occa- 

We are pleased to announce that Brother Stuart Mac- 
lean has settled in our midst. Already he has made his 
influence felt. 

The Chicago Karnea is already engrossing our atten- 
tion and we are working to the end that Cleveland will 
have a large delegation in Chicago next August. 

Sherman Arter. 


Our October meeting was the first since May that had 
anything unusual or newsy in connection. We had visits 
from two or three old-timers ; Brother T. C. Turner, Bro- 
ther W. H. Morton and Brother Henry Phillips. Turner 
now lives in Denver, Morton represents the Coca-Cola 
Co. in Baltimore, and Phillips is taking a post-graduate 
course at Sewanee. We had also Jake Armistead, just 
back from a visit home; and W. A. Herrington and W. 
M. Girtman, both old Beta Epsilon men, who will study 
medicine here. We were glad to see these fellows, for 
this is one of those towns where changes are ever going 
on. And we have lost several good men; L. A. Wood- 
ward, L. H. Mattair and Rob Bostrom. Brother Bostrom 
is in the office of R. F. Almirall, 61 Chambers St., New 
York City. 

Brother Ralph Goss, an old Beta Delta was in the city 
recently.; he has just finished his medical course at 
George Washington, and will study further at the Post 
Graduate Medical School in New York City. 

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Will Yancey, civil engineer, and Luke Tate and John 
Cheney, attorneys, passed through the city recently. 
These were all members of the now defunct Beta Delta 
chapter of U. Ga. 

May success crown the efforts of all Delta chapters to 
land the cream of the freshies. 



With the opening of the Fall season Jackson Alumni 
are beginning to plan for the coming Karnea which is 
not so far distant now. Unlike the active chapters which 
at present are in the throes of a hard pledging campaign, 
we keep on pegging along the same lines always rejoic- 
ing at the advent of a visiting brother and ever alert to 
put the active chapters "next" to available men. How- 
ever, we have had something out of the ordinary of late. 
With the arrival of the new song books we planned for 
a special singing meeting that was a great success. Our 
chapter was exceedingly modest in our initial order for 
the song books, but Brother McKay will hear from us 
very soon again as the collection has met with an ex- 
ceptional welcome. Prior to its arrival we had made 
more or less vain attempts at producing Delt songs but 
now with the words and music available we are no longer 
afraid to make the "welkin ring" with good Delta music. 
We must congratulate the brothers who shared in the 
work, for the songs chosen are dignified and at the same 
time full of life — worthy to be claimed by our Fraternity. 
The new well deserve places with the old ones. Nor do 

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we seem to miss any that should have been transferred 
from the old book and were not. 

Since our last letter two new Delts have joined us: 
Brother Wyman, of Epsilon, and Brother Van Est, of 
Chi. We need hardly say that they are very welcome 
among us. Brother Frank R. Miller, of Kappa, is fre- 
quently heard from, though unable to join us often at our 
dinners. When last heard from he was waiting the first 
signs of winter amid the wilds and wastes of Nova 
Scotia. Edgar L. Morrison, M. D. 


'02 — H. S. Paine is again teaching science in a Minne- 
sota High School. 

'03 — T. M. Smith has accepted a position as teacher of 
Mathematics in the Zanesville, Ohio, High School. 

'04 — T. N. Hoover entered Harvard this Fall for special 
work in History. 

Ex-'07 — ^J. M. Cooley is with the Nelsonville, Ohio, 
Electric Lighting Co. 

Ex-'08 — E. B. Glazier is with the Erner-Hopkins Elec- 
trical Supply House at Columbus, Ohio. 


'02 — ^Thomas Buell, of Union City, Michigan, was mar- 
ried to Miss Mabelle Stewart, of Hillsdale, Michigan, 
October 20th, 1906. 

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'02 — Peter Lowerse has been appointed Assistant City 
Engineer of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is making a 
success of steel and concrete work as evidenced by his 
stand pipe for the city water supply there. 

'02 — Fred'k W. Cummers, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, 
has moved to Irongate, Va. 

'03— Hobart H. Willard is studying for Ph. D. at Har- 
vard. He will return to the University of Michigan at 
the expiration of his leave of absence which was granted 
for two years. He had been teaching chemistry here 
since his graduation. 


'78 — ^J. Champion Cambum passed away at his late 
residence, 3616 Lake Avenue, Chicago, Thursday, Sep- 
tember 13, 1906. Further particulars may be seen in the 
next edition of The Rainbow. 

'78 — Rev. Wesley A. Hunsberger, Dickinson College, 
Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 

'83 — Dr. Wilbur O. Cassier, President Carrol College, 
Waukesha, Wis. 

'85— Elvin Swarthout, lawyer. Grand Rapids, Mich. 

'89 — Edward A. Edmonds, manager Rhinelander Man- 
ufacturing Co., Rhinelander, Wis. 

'89 — Sheridan F. Master has been appointed Commis- 
sioner of Customs at Grand Rapids, Mich. 

'89 — Luther E. Lovejoy, minister in Methodist Epis- 
copal church, Saginaw, West Side, 119 S. Mich. Ave. 

'91 — Rev. E. A. Armstrong is conducting a successful 
pastorate in the Methodist church at Ludington, Mich. 

'91 — Owen R. Lovejoy, assistant secretary Child Labor 
Commission, Mt. Vernon, New York. 

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'92 — E. R. Loud, lawyer, Albion, Mich. 

'92 — Frank E. Allen, Banker, Tekonaha, Mich. 

'94 — Rev. Clarence E. Allen, Methodist minister, Flint, 

'03 — G. Gerald Bechtel, Butte, Montana. 

'05 — Harry H. Pearce, student at George Washington 
University, Washington, D. C. 

'05 — Floyd E. Bartell, Professor and Athletic Director 
Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa. 

Ex-'08— Richard E. Black, 4928 Wash. Ave., Chicago. 

Ex- '08 — Warren Frye, student at Dickinson College, 
Carlisle, Pa. 

Ex- '08 — Fred Cook, Wolverine, Mich. 

All alumni are requested to send their addresses to 
Relis E. Barr, 1101 E. Porter St., Albion, Mich. 


'69 — After a strenuous congressional campaign waged 
in this, the third district in Michigan, Brother Washing- 
ton Gardner was under the "primary reform" system of 
nominating, placed as the Republican nominee for the 
national congress. He has already served three terms. 

'70 — Prof. J. T. Ward after a year's study of Missions 
in India, China and Japan, returned in August to take up 
again his work in Hillsdale College. 

'72 — After a service of thirty-two years in Berea Col- 
lege, Kentucky, Prof. L. V. Dodge has been awarded a 
pension from the Carnegie fund. As no Kentucky col- 
leges are on Mr. Carnegie's list, this is an especial honor. 
Prof. Haynes, K., '75, of the University of Minnesota, is 
another recipient of Mr. Carnegie's favor. 

The Delta Alumni 115 

'72 — ^J. D. Williams, with the American Book Com- 
pany, of Chicago, is doing good work for the college, he 
being instrumental in securing several students from 
there to enter here this year. 

'75 — In recognition of his untiring efforts to secure the 
erection of the beautiful soldiers' monument, recently 
unveiled on the campus of the University of Minnesota, 
has been elected to membership in the Scabbard and 
Blade, a national honorary organization in connection 
with the United States Army. 

'75 — Otto Fowle, of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., will again 
be the donor of the prizes in the ladies' oratorical con- 
tests in the college this winter. H. E. Winsor, of Mar- 
shall, Mich, K., '73, another loyal "Choctaw," will give 
similar prizes in the men's contests. 

'80 — D. W. Cook, of Beatrice, Neb., was visiting Hills- 
dale relatives the past summer. 

'81 — E. L. J. Mills, of Mancelona, Mich., was recently 
bereaved in the death of his esteemed mother, Mrs. C. 
B. Mills. The husband was for many years the treasurer 
of Hillsdale College. 

'83 — E. F. Augur, of Los Angeles, Cal., is the hustling 
secretary of the Southern California Hillsdale College 
Association. A number of former Kappa men are located 
in that section of the country. 

'95 — H. A. Bates, of Chillicothe, 111., purchased the past 
summer the fine residence in Hillsdale, known locally as 
the Delt Headquarters, of Lowell Smith, K., '06, and will 
possibly remove here later. 

'95 — C. P. Hulce, for two terms superintendent of the 
Hillsdale county schools, resigned the past summer and 
has taken the superintendency of the schools at Spring 

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Valley, 111. The chapter will miss his jolly presence at 
our meetings and initiations. 

'96 — Fred R. Miller is running a store in Halifax, Nova 

'00 — Rev. J. H. Lash was married August 29 to Miss 
Frances Colyer, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. W. L. Colyer, Morris, Minn. They have been 
at home since October 10 at Rialto, California. 

Ex-'02 — Carl L. Bailey and wife of Hillsdale, attended 
the marriage of his sister, Miss Jessie Bailey, at Laramie, 
Wyoming, on August 8. 

Ex-'02 — A. L. Higbee is in Marion, Ind., again after a 
year spent in Toledo. 

'03 — Bennet J. Whelan is attending the University of 
Nebraska this year and teaching in the Lincoln, Neb., 
higli school. 

'03 — C. J. Timmins is superintendent of the schools at 
Sherburne, Minn., this year. We do not know what is in 
store for him next year. His first year there was as 
teacher of science in the high school, the next year he 
was promoted to high school principal and now he has 
been promoted to his present position. 

Ex-'03 — Ora Kimball in the traveling poultry business 
had associated with him this summer, Chas. Mann, K., 
'07, M. E. Tripp, K., ex-'06, and Verne McClaskey, Beta 

'06 — "Lanky" Smith has entered the medical depart- 
ment of the State University and will later take up phar- 

'06 — "Deacon" Woodworth is teaching science in the 
high school at Rensselaer, Ind. 

Ex-'06 — M. E. Tripp, who has been in the law depart- 
ment of the University of Michigan the past year, de- 

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cided that single life was burdensome and on September 
19 was married to Miss Mayte Collins, Hillsdale, '04, at 
her home at North Adams, Mich. Their address is 620 
East Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 

Ex-'08 — S. C. Baer is located at Geneva, Wis. 

Ex-'08 — "Fat" Alger entered the engineering depart- 
ment of the State University this Fall and is on "Hurry- 
Up" Yost's squad of gridiron warriors. 

Ex-'08 — "Parson" Rowe has gone university-ward this 
fall and may be found at Ann Arbor. The parlors at 
East Hall, the ladies' dormitory here, miss him badly. 

Ex-'08 — "Esel" Sheldon is at his home in Ashtabula, 
Ohio, this year. He is running a meat market and a letter 
to friends here told of an attempt at robbery in his store 
one night recently. The burglars secured only a small 
amount of change whereas if they had tackled him on his 
way home they might have enriched their coffers by a 
few hundred dollars. 

Ex-'09 — "Ladies' Man" Wolcott surprised his many 
friends here by getting married last summer, the lucky 
lady being Miss Ethel Wolcott, of Anderson, Ind. They 
are living in Hillsdale at present. 

Ex-'09— C. W. Bisland, Hillsdale's crack athelete of 
last year, is at his home in Central City, Iowa, after a 
summer spent at Mackinac Island. 


'68 — Edward K. Walbridge is engaged in mining at 
Crescent, Nevada. 

'69 — Pat Talent is a fruit grower at Hanford, Cal. 

'70 — William Cassin is a capitalist at San Antonio, 

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'71 — Martin I. Brower is president of the Fullerton 
National Bank at Fullerton, Nebraska. 

'73 — William H. Burnham has retired and now lives at 
Orange, Cal. - 

'74 — Dr. E. E. Brunson is still engaged in the practice 
of medicine at Ganges, Mich. 

'76 — ^Thaddeus S. McDonald is engaged in the hard- 
ware business at Buckley, 111. 

'78 — Samuel B. Harrington is the manager of the Iowa- 
Illinois circuit of theatres, head office at Peoria, 111. 

'80 — Emmet M. Chamberlain is the manager of the 
Home Telephone Co. at Greenville, Texas. 

'80 — William H. Livingston is engaged in the Real 
Estate business at 1362 Washington Ave., Springfield^ 

'84 — Charles Lincoln Edwards is now professor of Bi- 
ology at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn. 


'87 — Percy Galbreath, of Memphis, on October 16th 
was married to Miss Kate Chadwell, of Nashville, Tenn. 

'99 — ^J. T. Cunningham, Jr., of Clarksville, has been re- 
elected to the State Legislature and will make the race 
for Speaker of the Lower House. 

'02 — Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Warnken after October 
10th are at home at 1012 McGregor Ave., Houston, 

'02 — D. B. Puryear, who since graduation has been 
practicing law at Gallatin, Tennessee, has recently been 
elected a member of the next General Assembly of the- 

The Delta Alumni 119 

'05 — Sam W. Scales, M. D., has formed a life partner- 
ship with one of Mississippi's fair daughters. He is 
located at Starkdale, Miss. 

'05 — Andrew L. Houston, M. D., is engaged in the 
practice of his profession at Clarendon, Ark. 

'06 — Ed. J. Hamilton, A. B. and B. W., is teaching and 
coaching at Columbia, Tenn., in the Columbia Military 

'06 — Innis Brown, A. B. and Captain of the '05 foot- 
ball team, is coaching the S. W. P. U. team at Clarksville, 
Tenn. On December first he will return to hold a posi^ 
tion on the staff of the Nashville Banner. 


'94 — Walter Pierce is assistant professor of Spanish 
and French at O. S. U. 

'04 — I. B. Martin recently departed for Indian Ter- 
ritory where he will visit several points with a view to 

'04 — ^J. H. Long is practicing osteopathy in Lancaster, 

'04 — R. C. Foster is with the Westinghouse Co. in 

'04 — Mu Delts are glad that W. B. Rickey and wife are 
located in Delaware. Brother Rickey is engaged as Di- 
rector of College Athletics and his excellent work on the 
foot-ball team is the comment of the entire student body 
and as his loyalty to Delta Tau is unceasing we are justly 
proud of this alumnus. Mrs. Rickey, like her husband, is 
an enthusiastic Delt, and we have been assured a warm 
welcome whenever we call at the Rickey home. Brother 
Rickey was married at Lucasville, June 1st, '06, the lady's 


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maiden name being Miss Jennie Moulton, of Lucasville, 

'04 — C. H. McCellan is Assistant Surveyor of Delaware 
Co. and boards with us at the chapter house. 

'04 — ^Arthur U. Day is on the staff of the Chautauqua 
Daily at Chautauqua, N. Y. 

'06 — H. W. Moore is attending the Michigan School 
of Mines at Houghton, Mich. 

'06 — M. C. Russell is engaged in the clothing business 
in Delaware. We have the benefit of his company as he 
Jives with us at the house. 

'06 — ^W. W. Dietrich has entered Drew Theological 
School at Madison, N. Y. 

'06 — H. M. Crow is at Western Reserve Law School. 
He was recently initiated into Phi Delta Phi, "law." 

'06 — H. P. Geyer is with a manufacturing concern at 
Pomeroy, O. 

'06 — ^W. E. Shultz has a fine position with the Standard 
Drug Co. in Cleveland. 

'06 — F. E. Rosser is in the lumber business at Arcanum, 


'98 — Brother David Babp has located in Easton. He is 
an attorney at law. 

'98 — Brother Edwin C. Clifton is in the claim depart- 
ment of the Lehigh Valley R. R. offices in New York 

'03— Brother Robert B. Hitchcock is with the Oxford 
Furnaces at Oxford, N. J. 

'04 — Brother Joseph P. Jennings is superintendent of 
the No. 6 District, Pennsylvania Coal Co., and is located 
at Moosic, Pa. 

The Delta Alumni 121 

'04 — Brother Theron Lee is studying Theology at 
Princeton Theological Seminary. 

'05 — Brother George A. Sigman is teaching in the 
Cheltenham high school at Elkins Park, Pa. 

'05 — Brother James Sigman is assistant principal of the 
Berwick high school at Berwick, Pa. 

'05 — Brother Lester C. Hawk is with the Dexter Ce- 
ment Co., at Nazareth, Pa. 

'06 — Brother Frank X. Soete is chief engineer of the 
Honesdale & Hawley Ry., at Honesdale, Pa. 

'06 — Brother Frank H. Ronk is with the Hecla Cement 
Co., at Bay City, Mich. 

'06 — Brother S. A. Reinhard is with thcf Denver Gas 
and Electric Co., of Denver, Col. 

'06 — Brother J. Fred Reid is with the Cambria Steel 
Co., at Johnstown, Pa. 


'97 — H. M. Blain, A. B., has returned to assume his 
duties as a missionary in China. 

'97 — ^J. D. Armistead is still teaching at Agnes Scott 
Institute, Decatur, Ga. 

'99 — ^T. J. Farrar, Ph. D., now holds the full professor- 
ship of Modern Languages at Washington and Lee, hav- 
ing held last year the associate professorship. He has 
just returned from abroad where he spent the summer 
in study at the University of Berlin, Germany. 

'01 — W. D. Cooke is a chemist for the Virginia-Caro- 
lina Chemical Co. in Richmond, Va. 

'03— W. G. Pendleton is attending the Virginia Theo- 
logical Seminary, Alexandria, Va. 

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'03 — B. D. Causey is with a coal mining Co. in Scarbro, 
W. Va. 

'03 — C. C. McNeil, A. B., is college secretary of the Y. 
M. C. A. with headquarters at Richmond, Va. 

'04 — E. C. Boice, A. B., has entered upon his second 
year in the Medical Department of the Univ. of Penn. 

'04 — G. G. Worthers is in the banking business with his 
father in Little Rock, Ark. 

'04 — E. L. Beale has reentered Washington and Lee to 
study law. 

'05 — E. S. Shields, L. L. B., has entered the law office 
of his father in Lexington, Va. 

'05— T. W. Snead i^ with the Lincoln Trust Co., 208 
6th Ave., New York. 

'05— J. J. Chaffee is with the Augusta Herald, Augusta, 

'06 — ^J. R. Caskie, A. B., is teaching in the Lynchburg 
High School, Lynchburg, Va. He expects to return to 
Washington and Lee next Fall. 

'06 — H. W. Withers, A. B., has assumed his duties as 
physical director and head foot-ball coach at William 
and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va. 

'06 — A. M. Withers, A. B., is co-principal of the Abing- 
don Male Academy, Abingdon, Va. 

'06 — W. L. Hoge, B. S., is with an engineering corps, 
Spruce Pine, N. C. 

'06 — L. P. Holland, A. B., has returned to Washington 
and Lee to do post-graduate work. 

'07 — R. B. Williams is with a lumber company with 
headquarters at Texarkana, Ark. 

Ex-'07— M. J. Peters is attending the Virginia Theo- 
logical Seminary, Alexandria, Va. 

Ex-'07 — F. M. Barker is spending the winter in Colo- 

The Delta Alumni 1 23 

rado for his health. Reports are that he is much im- 

Ex-'08 — ^J. C. Carpenter is in the employ of his father's 
firm of railroad contractors. At present his headquarters 
arc at Five Springs, W. Va. 

Ex- '08 — B. T. Smith is assistant bookkeeper for the 
First National Bank, Lynchburg, Va. 

Ex-'08 — D. L. Anderson is doing stunts teaching at 
Branham and Hughes' School, Spring Hill, Tenn. and 
incidentally coaching the foot-ball team to keep in prac- 
tice, as he intends to reenter the University next Fall. 

Ex-'08 — D. E. Pruitt is with a mining company in Bis- 
bee, Ariz., but later intends to pursue the same occupa- 
tion in Old Mexico. 


'98 — Bro. Chas. Reeves has given up his city position 
and accepted a position as Inspector of Cements for the 
District of Columbia. 

'00 — Chas. C. Patterson is now Supt. of the Barksdale 
(Wis.) plant of the Eastern Dynamite Co. 

'01 — H. J. Gibbons has announced his engagement to 
Miss Stewart, of Philadelphia. 

'01 — S. B. Moore was married to Miss S. P. Parry, of 
Highland Falls, on Sept. 22nd. Brother Moore is now 
Asst.-Supt. of the Repauno plant of the Eastern Dyna- 
mite Works, succeeding Brother Patterson to that posi- 

'02 — N. W. Janney has been appointed a resident at 
the Univ. Hospital. 

'02 — Frederic Prime is now a resident at the Univ. 

124 The Rainbow 

'02 — ^J. P. W. Crawford, after having been abroad for 
two years on a travelling fellowship, has accepted a posi- 
tion as instructor in the Romance languages. 

'02 — G. B. Lang has resigned his position in the East- 
ern Dynamite Co. 

'04 — E. B. Meyers has announced his engagement to 
Miss Emma Carpenter of this city. 

'04 — H. D. Pratt has returned from the Boston office 
of the Link Belt Eng. Co. and is now with that concern 
in Philadelphia. 

'06 — S. A. Brumm is now a resident at the Howard 
Hospital, Phila. 

'06 — B. C. Haney has opened an office at 10th and 
Chestnut to handle mill work, lumber, etc. 

'06 — Paul Boucherle is with the firm of Owsley & 
Boucherle, Architects, in Youngstown, Ohio. 

'06 — ^T. E. Rodman is with the Standard Steel Co. at 
Burnham, Penna. 


'01 — Herb. Lundahl is a flourishing lawyer in Chicago, 

'02 — Harry R. Hewitt, ex-president of the western 
division, is located in Minneapolis, Minn. "Aunty" is the 
corporation lawyer for the American Casualty Co. 

'03 — H. J. Saunders, of Council Bluffs, la., is Assist 
Engr. for the Union Pacific R. R. with headquarters at 

Stuart J. Fuller holds an important position in the 
American Consulate at Hong Kong, China. 

'04 — W. G. Nichols is studying medicine at Rush Medi- 
cal College, Chicago. 

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"Ike" Dahle is now located in Little Falls, Minn. Ike 
is Vice-Pres. of the Northwestern Milling Co. 

'05 — Walt Darling is located in Chicago attending 
Rush Medical. 

Ex-'06 — "Dago" Barker has a monopoly on the drug 
business at Rochelle, 111. 

"Finerty" Krape is managing the Freeport Standard 
at Freeport, 111. 

Ex-'07 — "Pete" Fischer is in the law office of Mus- 
gravc, Vroman and Lee, at Chicago, 111. 


'97 — ^W. A. Covington, member Georgia Legislature. 

'97 — J- L. Benton, banker, Monticello, Ga. 

'97 — N. P. Walker, physician, Milledgeville, Ga. 

'98 — O. L. Callan, editor, Yatesville, Ga. 

'00 — ^T. P. Morton, mercantile business, Athens, Ga. 

'00 — Geo. Gibbons is in business at Pittsburg, Pa. 

'01 — H. D. Bunn, naval stores, Fairfax, Ga. 

'01 — ^J. H. Jordan, merchant, Adrion, Ga. 

'01 — C. L. Redding, sec'y to Congressman Brantley 
of Georgia. 

'02— T. C. Hutchison is teaching at Whitehall, Ga. 

'02 — M. L. Smith, practicing medicine at Augusta, Ga. 

'03 — E. Y. Davis, teaching at Santiago, Cuba. 

'03 — H. S. Allen, president of South Georgia College, of 
McRae, Ga. 

'03 — C. D. Read, professor, Oglethorpe, Ga. 

'04 — M. D. Callahan, principal of schools at Parrot, Ga. 

Ex-'06 — D. R. Launders, naval stores business, Pensa- 
cola, Fla. 

'05 — G. P. Bates, clerk in National Bank, Augusta, Ga. 

126 The Rainbow 

'05 — W. A. Herrington, teacher at Hillis, Ga, 
'06— E. C. Johnston, Medical College, Atlanta, Ga. 
'06 — R. E. Fulcher is in Waynesborough. 
Ex-'09 — S. J. Evans, employed by railroad, Ashbum, 

Ex-'09 — ^J. C. Parker, hardware business, Cairo, Ga. 


'06 — Gordon Boswell is practicing law in New Orleans, 

'06 — George Paddock is practicing law in Chicago, 111. 

'06 — John Crenshaw is interne in the University of Va. 

'06 — John Roberts is practicing law in Abingdon, Va. 

'06 — ^Wills Johnson is in the engineering department 
of Dupont Powder Co., Wilmington, Del. 

'06 — F. E. Carter is teaching at the Episcopal High 
School, Alexandria, Va. He is also president of the 
Southern Division. 

'06 — G. P. Edgar is engaged in the lumber business in 

'06 — Graham C. Painter, one of our charter members 
is with the Micky Publishing Co., Charlottesville, Va. 

'06 — J. P. Buchanan is teaching school at Sugar Grove, 


'96 — ^William B. Burger, who is now with the U. S. 
Geodetic Survey at Smith's Center, Kansas, is spending 
a few days among his old friends and acquaintances in 

The Delta Aliunni 127 

'97 — Harry P. Gamble has been nominated for district 
judge on the Republican ticket and has a very good 
chance of election. 

'00 — Lu C. Tyler, who is now living in Bellingham, 
Washington, is at home in Boulder to recover from his 
recent illness. 

'01 — Willard P. Hatch, is with McGarven, Brown 
Brokerage Co., Los Angeles. 

'04 — Hanson T. Parlin is working for his doctor's de- 
gree at the University of Pennsylvania where he has a 
scholarship in English literature. 

'05 — Philip A. Davis is now practicing medicine in 

Ex-'08 — Harry C. Ogden, will leave in a few days for 
Goldiield, Nevada. 

Ex-'08 — Lewis Packard has left school here and has 
returned to the University of Michigan. 

Ex-'09 — Charlie Hall is working for the Colorado Tele- 
phone Co., in Denver. 

The following alumni of Beta Kappa are, with other 
Deltas petitioning for an alumni chapter at Goldfield, 
Nevada; Billy Ogden, Joe Coddington, Williard Hatch, 
W. B. Thomas and Pat Carney. 

Cyrus W. Poley, Beta Kappa, '08, is attending school 
at Dartmouth. 

Ex-'08 — Luthur F. Bradbury has left school and gone 
into his father's office in Denver. 


'98 — Brother S. A, Yorks '98 is now secretary of the 
Chas. Este Lumber Company, of Philadelphia, Pa. 
'99 — Brother Wright Youtsey was married on Septem- 

128 The Rainbow 

ber twenty-ninth to Miss Bessie Marguerite Stein, of 
Newport, Kentucky. 

'01 — Brother S. P. Heitshu is now with the National 
Tube Company of McKeesport, Pa. 

'04 — Brother Frank G. Burrows is manager of the 
Alabama Capital Press Bureau, Montgomery, Ala. 

Ex-'07 — Brother C. R. Camp is with the Carbondale 
Machine Co., Carbondale, Pa. 


'06— Bart Yoder is to be married in Chicago soon. 
'06— J. T. Glidden is with the mining department at 
the Institute again. 

'06 — Fred Abbott is in Houghton, Mich. 

'06— Elliott Lum is with the Griffin Wheel Co. in Chi- 

'06 — Henry F. Lewis is with the Giant Mfg. Co., Lim- 
ited, of Toronto, Canada. 

'06— George F. Hobson's address is 125 East 28th St.^ 
New York City. 

'06 — Raymond J. Barber and his bride are roughing it 
in the mining camp, Bingham, Utah. 


'95— Ralph McCoy, 1st Lieut 27th U. S. Infantry, was 
married Oct. 1st. He is now on his way to Cuba. 

•01— "Izzy" Straight is U. S. Consul at Mukden. He 
was in Ithaca for a short visit during summer school. 

'01— "Boy" Plumb was recently married at Waterloo^ 

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'01 — ^Ralph Dodge is soon to be married to Miss Eva 
Hagden Finlay, of Brooklyn, N. Y., sister of "Wat" Fin- 
Uy, '04. 

'02 — ^Joe Kittredge spent a couple of days with us this 
fall and helped in the rushing. He brought news of "Pat" 
Kranz and "Nellie" Breyer. 

'04_"Phil" Mallory is with Architect Miller in Ithaca. 

'04 — "Bob" Dempster is in New York rehearsing his 
part, a leading man in "A Mid-Summer's Eve." This is 
a new play which the Shuberts are soon to bring out. 

'05— Frank Hawkins is working in a laboratory at 
Lima, O. 

»05— "Tom" Campbell married Miss Bess McBride Bull 
on Oct. 3rd at Grand Forks, N. D. 

'06 — George Carpenter is an instructor in the Univer- 

'06 — "Artie" Jones is with the Lackawanna Steel Co., 
of Buffalo, N. Y. 

'06 — Harry Smith is in his father's ship yards in 

Ex-'07— "Hank" Otto was back for Senior Week. He 
has now gone abroad to work for the American Locomo- 
tive Co. in France. 

Ex-'07 — ^"Johnnie" Madden is with the Sherwood Man- 
ufacturing Co. in Buffalo. 


Ex-'Ol — Brother A. V. Coffman was married Sept. 12 
to Miss Harriett Durham. 

Ex-'03 — ^The engagement of Brother Harry Van Petten 
to Miss Ruth Reed has just been announced. 

'05 — Brother Horace G. Smith is recovering from a 

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severe attack of typhoid fever at his home in Ranson, 111. 

'06 — Brother R. E. Miller is head of the department of 
oratory at Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa. 

'06 — Brother Manson has accepted a position with the 
Illinois Central at Fort Dodge, Iowa. 


'93 — MXirray A. Campbell is at present with Ginn & 
Co., at DesMoines, la. 

'96 — Hugh H. Brown is the proud father of a young 

'97 — ^John Mason Ross is also the happy parent of a 
Delt to be. 

'99 — ^W. L. Bell is located at the Santo Domingo Mines, 
Tirapata, Peru. 

'00 — Geo. L. Seward left for a trip to England shortly 
after the San Francisco fire. 

'00 — ^J. S. W. Briscoe is editing a newspaper at Chico, 

Ex-'Ol — J. E. White is mining at Searchlight, Nevada, 
where he has been very fortunate. 

'03 — ^J. K. Bonnell has resumed his globe trotting and 
is at present in England. 

'03 — R. G. Fernald and C. M. Richards are at Harvard 
the one taking a course in Law and the other in Medicine. 

'03 — Harold Hall is an engineer in charge of work of 
the Edison Electric Co., near Edison, Calif. 

'03 — -Clarience S. Crary is the father of a son. bom 
July 9th, 1906. 

'05 — M. C. Sherwood has at last succumbed and on 
August first was married to Miss H. C. Boran at Okla- 
homa City. They are residing at Geary, Oklahoma, 

The Delta Alumni 131 

where the "Major" is conducting a hardware and imple- 
ment business. 

'05— Hans Barkan has entered the Harvard Medical 
School after six months spent in Europe. 

'06 — E. R. May is assisting in the rebuilding of San 
Francisco as manager of the Title and Document Res- 
toration Co. His weekly visits to the campus are keenly 
appreciated by all of us. 

'06 — M. M. Stearns is now located at Claremont, Calif. 

Ex- '07 — ^J. F. Cassell is engaged in newspaper work in 
Los Angeles. 

Ex-'08 — Robert Grass is attending the University of 


'76 — H. C. Cole (Old King Cole) is operating a large 
flour mill at Chester, Illinois. 

'96 — ^H. C. Estep is located at Aberdeen, South Dakota. 

'96 — George J. Jobst is engaged in building a $200,000 
hotel at Davenport, Iowa. 

'97— H. B. Errett, is at Portmouth, Ohio. 

Bob Fowler is located at 100 Bee Salt Lake City, Utah. 

J. D. Morris is a banker at Gifford, Illinois. 

Harvey Wood is practicing Law at Joliet, Illinois. 

'98 — E. J. Schneider is a contracting manager, for the 
American Bridge Company at Kansas City, Missouri. 

'99 — Z. F. Baker is practicing Law at Sullivan, Illinois. 

W. H. Sherman is practicing Law at St. Joseph, Miss- 

Dr. Bullard is practicing his profession at Springfield, 

13^ The Rainbow 

A. L. Moorshead has a splendid position with the Erie 
Railroad, New York City. 

'00 — F. G. Reaman is practicing law at Vandalia. 

'01 — H. H. Hoover is manager of the Decatur Cereal 

'04 — Harry Mitchel is employed with the Western 
Tube Company at Kewanee. 

Ex-'04 — N. G. Higinbothan has a splendid position 
traveling for the Western Tube Company, with head- 
quarters in the Battery Park Building, New York City. 

H. H. Barter is in Noome, Alaska, engaged in railroad 

G. A. Clark was recently married in Peoria. 

'04 — G. A. Rehm was recently married at Rockford, 

A. W. Allen is a member of the firm of Allen and Son, 
Contractors, of Peoria. 

C. C. Alcott was recently married at Keithsburg, 111. 

Frank Lindsey is employed on the Decatur Review. 

'06— H. P. Greenwood is employed by the Board of 
Water Supply, 42 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Fred Beasley has a position in Tacoma, Washington. 

Ex-'03 — Rush Hess is with Butler Brothers, Chicago. 

'06 — G. T. Donoghue is with the Chicago Sanitary Dis- 

R. A. Strong is at JopHn, Missouri, where he has an 
excellent position with the Sullivan Machinery Company. 

Everett McCormick recently passed the state bar ex- 

M. B. Case is assistant engineer engaged in construct- 
ing a bridge at Vancouver, Wash. 

B. C. Gardner has an excellent position with the Rock 
Island Railroad. 

The Delta Alumni 133 

Ex-'07 — F. M. Reynolds is with the Chicago Sanitary 
District, with headquarters at Joliet. 

A. C. Pearman is pursuing his studies at Rush Medical 


'00 — Brother Claude L. Culbertson is a partner in the 
Culbertson-Gorsuch Drug Co., Zanesville, O. 

'02— Brothers Hovey Van Tine, '02, and Dale M. Booth- 
man, '03, were married during the past summer. 

'03— Brother Walter Klie of Columbus is with the J. L. 
Mott Co., Pittsburg, Pa. 

'05 — Brother W. H. Tipton is with the Carnegie Steel 
Co., Mingo Junction, O. 

'06 — Brother George Schoedinger is with the Schoe- 
dinger Undertaking Co., West State Street, Columbus, O. 

'06 — Brother J. G. Keiser is at the Alpha Kappa Kappa 
house, Ohio Medical University, Columbus, Ohio. 

Ex-'07— Brother D. P. Johnston is with a New York 
mining company at Jerome, Arizona. 

Ex-'09 — Brother H. J. Raymond is at Cornell University. 

Ex-'09 — Brother Judson R. Leonard is manager of the 
Victoria Hotel, Chicago Heights, 111. 


'06— F, I. Greene is a civil engineer in Providence, R. I. 

'05— L. J. Luce has entered Harvard Law School this 

'05 — ^A. W. Manchester is in business in Bristol, Conn. 

'05 — O. W. Rackle is engaged in engineering work on 
the State road commission. 

134 The Rainbow 

Ex-'05 — C. H. Smith is in business in Pawtucket, R. I. 
Ex-'06 — G. E. Thurber is studying law at the University 
of Michigan. 


'00 — H. W. Bailey was married October twenty-first to 
Miss Gertrude Van Vliet of San Francisco. 

'01 — Alexander Colt is back in the Panama Canal Zone. 
He made a flying trip home last summer. 

'01 — B. A. Hammond has left the Orient and is expec- 
ted in Seattle soon. 

'02— H. S. Bonifield with M. G. Jeffress, '04, and a third 
party has formed a firm to deal in Greater San Francisco 
real estate. 

'06 — ^A. R. Baker is with the Union Construction Co. at 
Vallecito, Calaveras County. 

'06— H. R. Baker is with the Union Construction Co. 
at Angels Camp, Calaveras County. 

'06 — D. P. Boothe is engaged in mining at Cle Elum, 

'06 — S. W. Chisholm is in the advertising business in 

'07 — L. H. Allen was married last summer to Miss 
Ruth Allen, of San Francisco. 

'08 — Gerald Goodsell is logging in Oregon. 

'08 — F. P. Moore, Jr., is mining at Gaston Ridge. He 
expects to re-enter college after Christmas. 


'02— Brother H. R. Harbeck is still at the Illinois Steel 
Company, and, we are glad to say, pays us frequent visits. 

The Delta Alumni 135 

'02 — Brother V. S. Persons has been in Chicago all 
summer and is now an instructor in the Civil Department 
at Armour. 

'03— Brother J. F. Strickler is with the John S. Met- 
calf Company of Chicago, and is still showing a lively 
interest in us. 

'04 — Brother W. H. Dean, who has been employed as 
Assistant Engineer for the City, writes that he may 
change his residence address soon. Do you get the idea? 

'04 — Brother R. W. Hammond is now General Man- 
ager of the Hammond Printing Company, of Fremont, 

'04 — Brother Greorge Manierre is in the Gas Engine 
Department of the AlHs Chalmers Company, of Chicago. 

'04 — Brother A. D. Smith joined our married members 
this summer. He is now living at 1333 So. 34th Street, 
Omaha, Neb. 

'05— Brother A. E. Seyl is still in the city with the 
Chicago Watch Tool Company. 

'05 — Brother R. N. Towl is now doing Railroad Loca- 
tion and Construction work in Omaha. His office is in 
Room 422, Bee Building. He is assisted by his brother, 
Brother F. A. Towl, '06. 

'05 — Brother M. H. Wright is now at Biwabik, Minn., 
in the capacity of Acting Superintendant of the Hector 
and Ajax Mines. He is in the employ of the Hector Iron 
Company and the Ajax Mining Company. 

'06 — Brothers A. K. Higgins and R. D. Speers are still 
in Chicago. 

Postal cards have been sent out for the purpose of re- 
vising our files for Alumni addresses. It is hoped that 
the return of these will furnish more material for use in 
our Alumni columns. 

186 The Rainbow 


'04 — F. S. Foote is still connected with the New York 
Central Railroad. 

'05 — F. C. Schwab has recovered from a severe attack 
of typhoid fever. 

'06 — Phelan Beale is located in the law office of Edwin 
M. Sheppard of this city. 

'05 — H. L. Mead has gone to Gabriel, Durango, 
Mexico, to accept a position in connection with the 
Avino Mines. 

'05 — Floyd Y. Keeler was married to Miss Romala 
Lyon, of Englewood, New Jersey, on June 27. They are 
now living in North Salem, New York. 

'06 — ^W. B. Devoe is studying law at the New York 
Law School. His engagement to Miss Edith Taylor, 
Montclair, New Jersey, has recently been announced. 

'06 — C. T. Gordon has entered the Union Theological 

Ex-'06 — ^The engagement of R. K. Goodlatte and Miss 
Marion Swan, of Passaic, N. J., is announced. 


'00 — H. T. Baker is instructor of English and German 
at Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin. 

'03 — Floyd S. Leach has graduated from the General 
Theological Seminary, New York, and is now preaching. 
His address is 38 Bleeker St., New York. 

'04 — H. Adelbert White has been elected instructor in 
English Language and Literature at Purdue University, 
Lafayette, Ind. 

The DelU Alumni 187 

*05— J. B. Eyster is spending the year studying in Ger- 

*05— R. W. Leighton, who taught last year in Portland 
High School, has accepted a position as teacher at Abbot 
School for Boys, at Farmington, Me. 


'00 — Brother T. J. Riley has been elected to chair of 
Sociology in Missouri State University at Columbia. 

'00 — Brother E. F. Riley received the degree of Ph. D. 
from Chicago University and will occupy chair of His- 
tory and Pedagogy in Illinois State Normal. 

'02 — Scott E. W. Bedford has a fellowship in Chicago 

'03 — Brother Harry Study visited us at the beginning 
of school. Brother Study is attending school at Harvard. 

'04 — Brother George Nicholson in company with Bro- 
ther Lee Trotter, '04, sailed on October 9th for Europe. 
They will spend an indefinite time touring in the Old 

'06 — Brother Otis Hestwood has located in lola, an- 
sas, in the employ of the Kansas Portland Cement Co. 

'05 — Brother Henry Baily, of Buffalo, Kansas, came in 
to attend the chicken fry September 27th. 

'05 — Brother E. A. Riley has a scholarship in Chicago 

'06 — Brother A. A. Brooks has been transfered from 
the pastorate of the Neosha Falls, Kansas, M. E. Church 
to similar work at Davenport, Nebraska. 

'06 — Brother Wm. Hudson is teaching History and 
English in Clinton, Iowa, high school. 

138 The Rainbow 

'06 — Brother John Schofield is principal of a ward 
school in Shanute, Kansas. 

'06 — Brother Orta Kuhn is assistant in Biology at 
Momingside College, Sioux City, Iowa. 

'06 — Brother Frank Newhouse was married August 
9th to Miss Le Vetra Scholfield, of Baldwin, Kansas. 
Brother Newhouse is cashier in his father's bank at 

'06 — Brother Herbert Mills has a scholarship in Rush 
Medical School. 

'06 — Brother John Lough spent a few days with us this 
Fall. Brother Lough is now at his home in Purdy, Miss- 
ouri. He expects to spend the winter in the South. 



Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God, in His infinite 
wisdom and goodness, to remove from our midst our be- 
loved brother William Stewart McArthur; and whereas, 
Brother McArthur was a true and loyal member of this 
Fraternity, and we feel that by his death we have lost a true 
friend and dear brother ; be it 

Resolved, That we extend to his immediate family our 
heartfelt sympathy and condolence in their bereavement; 
and be it further 

Resolved, That as a token of our sorrow we drape our 
pins and charter for a period of thirty days ; and be it 

Resolved, That one copy of these resolutions be inscribed 
upon the minutes of this chapter; that another be sent for 
publication to The Rainbow, the official organ of the Fra- 
ternity; and that a third copy be sent to the family of the 

R. W. Angstuan, 
A. L. Albee, 


Delta Tan Delta House, University of Michigan, Ann 
Arbor, Michigan, October 15, 1906. 

140 The Rainbow 


Whereas^ our dearly beloved Brother Barrett Karl Lin- 
key has passed on from the activities of this present life to 
the next, we, his brothers in Beta Gamma Chapter of Delta 
Tau Delta Fraternity, who have known him and loved him 
for his uplifted ideals and courageous convictions, do ex- 
tend to his family this declaration of love we had for him — 
we, therefore, resolve that copies of these avowals be sent 
to the mother and sister of our beloved brother, that a copy 
be placed upon the minutes of the chapter and a copy be 
sent to The Rainbow for publication. 

Harry G. Montgomery, 

William Schnorr. 

Date of death— June 25, 1906. 


Whereas, A decree of Providence has deprived his 
brothers of the presence of Brother Edward F. Webster, 
Jr. ; be it 

Resolved, That Beta Gamma chapter of Delta Tau Delta 
Fraternity extend to father and relatives of our deceased 
brother our sympathy and condolence, and be it further 

Resolved, That a copy of said resolutions be sent to the 
father and family of our late brother, that a copy be placed 

The Delta Necrology 141 

upon the minutes of the chapter, and that a copy be sent to 
The Rainbow for publication. 

W. A. Rehm, 

H. G. Montgomery, 


Delta Tau Delta House, Beta Gamma chapter, Madison, 
Wis., Oct. 23, 1906. 


Whereas, It has pleased our Heavenly Father, in His 
Infinite Judgment and Love, to call from the activities of 
this earth, our esteemed and beloved Brother Philip 
Hughes; and 

Whereas, Through the death of Brother Hughes the 
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity has sustained the loss of a 
strong member, and Beta Psi chapter the loss of a loyal 
Alumnus ; be it 

Resolved, That the Beta Psi Chapter extend to the mem- 
bers of the bereaved family of our departed brother, our 
heartfelt sympathy in this our mutual affliction and loss ; be 
it further 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the 
Rainbow of Delta Tau Delta, and to the family of the 
deceased brother. 

N. C. Neal, 
Jno. Booe, Jr. 



142 The Raint>ow 


Whereas^ Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has seen 
fit to take from the activities of Hfe our beloved brother 
Qiarles Julius Stevens, and 

Whereas, Brother Stevens was a loyal member of Delta 
Tau Delta Fraternity, and greatly loved by his companions, 
then be it 

Resolved, That we, the members of Cjamma Gamma 
Chapter go into mourning for a period of thirty days out 
of respect for his memory, and be it further 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent his 
sorrowing family. The Rainbow, The Dartmouth and also 
be spread upon the records of this chapter. 

For the Fraternity, 

August Frederick Victor, 
Alva Bruce Rutherford, 
Arthur Cordingley White, 

Gamma Gamma Chapter House, October 13, 1906. 


Whereas, It has seemed best to God in His great good- 
ness and power to remove from this life our brother, Edgar 
C. Bean ; and 

Whereas, Brother Bean was a loyal Delta and we feel 
that in his death we have lost a dear brother and friend: 
be it 

The Delta Necrology 148 

Resolved, That wc extend our sympathy and condolence 
to the sorrowmg relatives ; and be it further 

Resolved, That one copy of these resolutions be inscribed 
on the minutes of this chapter ; another be sent for publica- 
tion to The Rainbow, the official organ of the Fraternity, 
and a third to the family of the deceased. 

Jesse T. Ruley, 
Harry A. Evans, 
Miles S. Cox, 


Delta Tau Delta House, De Pauw University, Greencastle, 
Indiana, October 29, 1906. 



veys, Influence Upon German Literature, Biblio- 
graphy. By John Louis Kind, Ph. D. 8vo, pp. XIV -|- 
186. Price, $1.00 net The Columbia University Press. 
The Macmillan Company, Agents, New York. 

The author of this book has attempted to record as com- 
pletely as possible the history of German interest in Young's 
works, and of the influence they exerted upon German 
literature, from the time of their first introduction to the 
present day. 

The fact that the "Night Thoughts" exerted an extensive 
and powerful influence upon German poetry, likewise the 
fact that the German Ceniekult, or literary glorification of 
"original genius," was greatly promoted and accelerated by 
the treatise "Conjectures on Original Composition," has 
long been recognized. Much has also been written upon 
the subject, in general and in detail. There seemed to the 
author, nevertheless, to be room for further investigation, 
and especially for a treatment historically arranged and 

Chapter I, "The Conjectures on Original Composition," 
discusses Young's relation to earlier English writers of the 
eighteenth century, and contains an outline of the argu- 
ments put forth in the "Conjectures" in favor of original 
composition, followed by a criticism of Young's work. 

The DelU Authors 146 

Chapter II, "The Conjectures" in Germany, treats of the 
reception that was accorded this work of Young in Germany 
from 1760 on. After a general survey of German thought 
on the subject of original composition prior to the year 
1760, the author discusses at length the three German trans- 
lations of the "Conjectures" that appeared in 1760 and 1787. 
The influence upon Lessing's Litteraturbriefe is next taken 
up, followed by a discussion of Heinrich Wilhelm von 
Gerstenberg and his periodical, the Schleswigsche Litteratur- 
briefe, Then the idea of originality in Lessing's "Ham- 
burgische Dramaturgic" is traced, showing how the g^eat 
German critic had recourse to Young in pushing his cam- 
P^gn against literary imitation. 

The climax of the chapter is reached in the investigation 
of the works of Johann Georg Hamann (1730-1788), and 
Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803), the great pioneers 
of the age of genius and the forerunners of the original 
literature of the German classics, Goethe and Schiller. 
Hamann and Herder took up the ideas of originality as 
preached by Young, applied these precepts to German litera- 
ture, and thus helped to free Germany from the servility of 
imitation, and prepared the way for the literature that has 
made Germany famous. 

Nature, originality, and genius were the great watch- 
words of the poets of the Storm and Stress period. Shak- 
speare was their favorite poet ; for in him they saw the one 
upon whom genius had been most abundantly bestowed, the 
one who, without observing traditional rules, taking nature 
as his model, had created the most wonderful works, in all 
of which he had never failed to be entirely original. This 
enthusiasm, augmented by the introduction of Ossian, the 
Skaldic poetry, Percy's "Reliques," the study of Hans 
Sachs, Homer, etc., developed an ardent admiration for 

146 The Raint>ow 

nature and folk-poetry, which was studied and imitated, 
and added new inspiration to poetic productivity. 

Chapter III is devoted to Young's "Night Thoughts" in 
Germany. After a historical survey in which the author 
sketches succinctly, and in a very scholarly manner, the in- 
fluence of English writers upon German literature, from the 
early decades of the eighteenth century, the influence of 
Young's great, didactic, religious poem is traced by decades 
from 1746 to 1800, and then from 1802 to 1903. The zenith 
of the influence exerted by the "Night Thoughts" was 
reached in the decade 1760-1770, and in this decade, also, 
a strong reaction had begun to manifest itself, a reaction 
that grew steadily from this time on and brought about a 
corresponding decrease in the Germans' fanatical enthus- 
iasm for the "Night Thoughts." In the nineteenth century 
the influence of Young had died out almost entirely, several 
translations appeared in the early decades up to 1825, and 
then the "Night Thoughts" were the subject of no special 
attention until towards the end of the century, when they 
were again taken up for discussion and treatment in disser- 
tations, school programs, and periodicals, as a phenomenon 
of the past, interesting for what they had been to preceding 
generations, not for what they mean to the present 

The second part of Chapter III deals with the influence 
of the "Night Thoughts" upon individual German writers. 
Here are treated : (a) The Swiss School and didactic poets, 
(b) Gottsdied and his followers, (c) The group of the 
Bremer Beitrage and similar poets, (d) The Gottingen 
League, (e) Philosophical Poets, (f) Other writers, i. e. 
those not belonging to any particular school or group, (g) 
Minor works of minor writers that show influence of the 
"Night Thoughts," and (h) The classical writers and the 
reaction against the "Night Thoughts." 

The Delta Authors 147 

Chapter IV treats the influence of the other works of 
Young, i. e. his satires, tragedies. The Last Day, The Cen- 
taur, Resignation, and the odes and lyrics. 

Chapter V is a detailed, critical bibliography of all the 
German translations, editions, and critical essays of Young's 
works that appeared from 1728 to 1903. This represents 
the results of careful investigations in the leading libraries 
of this country and Germany, and furnishes in a very 
thorough, interesting, and scholarly manner, in contem- 
porary literature, a picture of the reception that was ac- 
corded Young in Germany. No less than 214 citations are 
given, containing a wealth of material on the subject, chron- 
ologically arranged. 

The book is dedicated to the memory of the late Carl 

Prof. W. H. Carpenter of Columbia University says, 
among other things, in his prefatory note to the work : "The 
writer in carrying out his plan has most carefully re-ex- 
amined the case in all its bearings, and has made, in this 
way, a contribution of undoubted reality and value to our 
knowledge of certain aspects of the literature of Germany 
in an important period of its history." 

Prof. Calvin Thomas, Columbia University, writes : "The 
general idea was to g^ve a very full account, based on in- 
dependent study of the sources and containing an adequate 
report of the work already done in particular parts of the 
field, of the German vogue of some English writer. Mr. 
Kind has done this for the once idolized Young, and done 
it in a manner that deserves, in my judgment, the thanks of 

Prof. J. E. Spingarn, Department of Comparative Litera- 

148 The Raint>ow 

ture, Columbia University, calls the work, "An admirably 
conducted piece of research." 

BETA BETA— '94. 

MAX EHRMANN'S POEMS. Viquesney Publishing 
Co., Terre Haute, Ind. 

The present volume is the seventh of Max Ehrmann's 
published works. The previous ones were: "A Farrago," 
1898, "The Blood of The Holy Cross," 1899, "The Mystery 
of Madeline Le Blanc," 1900, "A Fearsome Riddle," 1891, 
"Breaking Home Ties," 1904, "A Prayer and Other Selec- 
tions," 1906. The volume under consideration is a collec- 
tion of one hundred and twenty-six of the author's poems, 
covering a wide range of subjects. 

A few years ago we had the pleasure of reviewing in 
these columns "The Mystery of Madelaine Le Blanc." In 
addition to admiring the cleverness of the story's intricate 
plot and its artistic development, we were impressed by the 
author's style and said then that much of the story was prose 
poetry. We can say the same thing of these poems. While 
they show excellent poetic diction and abound in thoroughly 
poetic imagery, they, somehow, seem to lack the music and 
cadence of that poetry which combines its thought with the 
lilt of a bird's song or for the back ground of its story calls 
to aid the rythmic thunder of the surf. 

Some of the most charming of Brother Ehrmann's verse 
is reminiscent in form and subject of Robert Louis Steven- 
son at his best. Another form which seems to be quite a 
favorite with our author is both novel and effective. We 
reproduce samples of each. 

The Ddta Authors 149 


Give me to gladly go 

my way, 

and say 
No word of my own woe ; 
But let me smile each day. 

Give me the strength to do 

my task 

I ask; 
And that I shall not rue 
The toiler's grimy mask. 

Give one loved hand to me 

and leave 

the eve 
All undisturbed as we 
Our strength of souls retrieve. 

And lastly give sweet sleep, 

Closed sight, 

No fright, 
Nor fears that wakeful keep; 
And now a sweet good night. 

159 The Raint>ow 

the only fraternities having their own homes." — Phi Delta 
Theta Correspondent, Purdue University, 

"The local chapters of Kappa Sigma and S. A. E. have 
sent out a circular letter to the other fraternities in the uni- 
versity, calling a pan-Hellenic conference to consider the 
matter of occupying houses in a group near the site of the 
new college buildings." — Sigma Chi Correspondent, George 
IVashington University, 

January 3, 1906 Sig^a Chi organized a Philippine alumni 
chapter with thirteen members. The Delta Tau Delta 
Alumni Association of the Far East is now some three years 
old and has had a very healthy and efficient existence. 

A new avenue for alumni chapter endeavor is pointed out 
in this extract from a report of a meeting of the Alpha Tau 
Omega, Twin City Alumni Association. 

"Brother Nuessle pledged $500 toward a new chapter 
house, and Brother Ladd offers a prize of $25 to the first 
man who wins the medal in debate. The first Gamma Nu 
who makes Phi Beta Kappa or Sig^a Xi is also to be given 
a prize offered by the Alumni Association." 

"There was organized at Chicago April 13, an inter-fra- 
ternity honor society called Delta Sigma Rho, designed to 
include those who had become prominent in oratory, and 
especially in intercollegiate debate. Chapters were arranged 
for at Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Northwestern, 
Michigan and Chicago." — The Beta Theta Pi. 

"Alpha Tau Omega was the first national fraternity to 
establish chapters in the following states : Arkansas, Oregon, 
Florida. Of these, the chapters founded in Arkansas and 
Oregon are extinct and the Florida chapter is a recent re- 

The Greek World 158 

vival. A. T. O. was the first so-called Southern fraternity 
to place chapters at Brown, Pennsylvania, Vermont and 
Washington and Jefferson." — Alpha Tau Omega, 

"The Masonic Oub of Harvard by a decisive vote de- 
clined to apply for a charter to the Acacia fraternity. The 
Greek-letter men belonging to the club felt it would be im- 
possible to join the Acacia because of its reported competi- 
tion with Greek-letter fraternities in the colleges where it is 
established. A representative of Acacia was present, but 
was not able to sufficiently assure those who had these fears. 
It is well understood that the Acacia fraternity has at- 
tempted to take a place with Greek-letter national fraterni- 
ties." — The Phi Gamma Delta. 

"Just after the last commencement the trustees of 
Wofford College, the seat of Sigma Alpha Epsilon's South 
Carolina Gamma chapter, met and decided to abolish fra- 
ternities at this institution. Under their ruling, chapters now 
in existence will be allowed to continue until their last man 
has graduated, but are henceforth forbidden from taking in 
any new members. Fraternities represented at Wofford are 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Kappa Alpha, Chi Phi, Chi Psi, 
Kappa Sigma and Pi Kappa Alpha. The Sigma Alpha Ep- 
silon chapter is the largest of these and is the only one that 
has invested its money in a chapter-house." — Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon Record. 

University of Wisconsin, — ^"The local fraternity of Delta 
Alpha Omega has been installed this year, and have moved 
into the old Delta Upsilon House. The Delta U's have 
moved into a fine new brick House at the lake end of Fran- 
cis Street. Kappa Alpha Theta have also moved into a new 
House on Sterling Court. 

154 The Raint>ow 

We now have seventeen fraternities in college, ten sor- 
rorities, and five professional Greek letter organizations. 
Those owning their own Houses are as follows : Delta Taa 
Delta, Chi Psi, Sigma Chi, Phi Delta Theta, Alpha Delta 
Phi, Phi Kappa Psi, Delta Upsilon, Psi Upsilon, Sigma Nu, 
Delta Gamma, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, 
Pi Beta Phi, Alpha Phi, and Kappa Alpha Theta." 

"The local. Skull and Raven chapter, has been pet'.tioning 
Delta Tau Delta. It is not yet announced whether it has 
been successful. Delta Kappa Epsilon, Theta Delta Chi <ind 
Sigma Chi occupy houses. The faculty has made offers 
that are very encouraging to chapters that have houses in 
view — and there will undoubtedly be a decided change in 
the fraternity situation very shortly as a result. As matters 
stand at present, however, the majority of the chapters are 
about on a par in the race for honors and prominence and 
no single crowd could truly be said to be in the lead." — 
Sigma Nu Correspondent, Lafayette College. 

"The first Pan-Hellenic Club in the United States was or- 
ganized in Ashtabula Tuesday evening when the Ashtabula 
county Greek Letter fraternity men met in the Masonic hall 
for a banquet and feast of reason and incidentally effected 
a permanent organization to be known as the Pan-Hellenic 
Club of Ashtabula county. 

"There have been Pan-Hellenic banquets before and Pan- 
Hellenic meetings, but never within the knowledge of any 
of those in attendance has a Pan-Helenic club actually been 
organized. The new club opened its existence in a most 
favorable and enthusiastic manner and each one present ap- 
peared to be imbued with the determination that the or- 
ganization should be maintained and made to stand for and 
accomplish something worth while. 

The Greek World 155 

"Twenty-eight Greek Letter fraternity men were present 
Tuesday evening and enrolled as charter members. They 
represented fourteen fraternities and fourteen colleges, and 
came from Jefferson, Conneaut, Kingsville and both the 
Harbor and city ends of Ashtabula. Some were expected 
from Geneva but did not arrive. 

"The business meeting was held first and the following 
officers were elected. President, J. S. Lowe, Ashtabula; 
Vice-President, Rev. W. A. King, Ashtabula; Secretary, 
R. H. Cowdery, Ashtabula ; Treasurer, Theodore Hall, Ash- 
tabula: Executive committee, J. S. Lowe, F. A. Williams, 
W. S. King, Ashtabula; E. W. Hamblin, Kingsville; F. D. 
G)lson, Jefferson. 

"The banquet was next discussed. The tables spread in 
the center of the hall were handsomely arranged under the 
direction of caterer Harley Grover, being decorated with an 
abundance of gladiolas and other flowers. The spread it- 
self was elaborate, the menu being chosen and served with 
exquisite care. 

"The after-dinner program concluded the event and oc- 
cupied the intervening hours until after midnight. Prof. 
J. S. Lowe was toastmaster and the following responded 
most acceptably to toasts: Judge T. E. Hoyt, "The Old- 
Time Frat;" O. Oark Jones, Harbor, "The Present Day 
Frat ;" Prof. E. W. Hamblin, Kingsville, "The Frat in Col- 
lege;" Rev. W. A. King, "The Frat in After-Life;" Dr. 
J. A. Dickson, "Ashtabula County Pan-Hellenic Club." 

"Following the conclusion of this program every other 
person in the hall was called upon in turn, even to the fresh- 
men, and each responded in a delightful manner, pledging 
their support to the new club. During the evening, "Frat" 
songs were stmg, A. H. Pontius leading. Among these was 

166 The Rainbow 

a toast "The Frat" composed by Prof. Lowe and sung to 
the tune, "Lauriger Horatius." 

"The colleges represented and the number present from 
each were: Western Reserve, 8; Allegheny, 3; Case, 3; 
Hillsdale, Mt Union, University of Michigan, each 2; Be- 
thany, Lehigh University, Marietta, Hamilton, Harvard, 
Washington and Jefferson, Kenyon and Wittenberg, each 1/' 
— Ashtabula Beacon-Record, September 12, 1906 

The October Scroll of Phi Delta Theta contains an in- 
teresting account of the different province or division sys- 
tems of various fraternities. We notice one error. Phi 
Delta Theta claims to have been the second fraternity to 
adopt this system (Beta Theta Pi being the first.) As a 
matter of fact, Beta Theta Pi and ourselves both adopted 
this system in 1874. Phi Delta Theta did not take this step 
until 1880. 


Following is a list of the chapters which have been estab- 
lished by the various fraternities since the 1905 edition of 
Baird's "American College Fraternities" was issued: 

"Sigma Phi Epsilon — ^University of North Carolina, North 
Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical College, Wittenberg, 
Purdue, Chicago, Syracuse, Washington and Lee. (Died 
at Roanoke and Washington and Jefferson.) 

Kappa Sigma — New York University, Dartmouth, Har- 
vard, Idaho, Syracuse, Oklahoma. 

Alpha Tau Omega — University of Washington, Uni- 
versity of Missouri, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
(revived), Simpson (revived), Washington and Lee (re- 

Kappa Alpha (So.) — Oklahoma, Washington University. 

The Greek World 157 

(Died at Southwestern Presbyterian University.) 

Beta Theta Pi— Iowa State, Toronto. 

Alpha Chi Rho— Yale, Syracuse. 

Phi Kappa Sigma — Purdue, Qiicago. 

Delta Sigma Phi — Pennsylvania State, Washington and 

Sigma Chi— Arkansas, Montana. 

Delta Tau Delta — Missouri, Lafayette (revived.) 

Sigma Nu — Virginia (revived), Syracuse. 

Pi Kappa Alpha — Southern (revived), Missouri School 
of Mines. 

Phi Sigma Kappa — Brown, Williams. 

Delta Upsilon — Illinois. 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon — ^University of Washington. 

Phi Kappa Psi — Case. 

Phi Delta Theta— Toronto. 

Sororities: Alpha Xi Delta — West Virginia, Michigan, 
Illinois, Nebraska. Zeta Tau Alpha — Bethany, Judson, 
Texas. Pi Beta Phi — Iowa State, Minnesota (revived). 
Delta Delta Delta — Randolph-Macon Woman's College. 
Kappa Alpha Theta — Toronto (revived). Sigma Sigma 
Sigma — Southwestern. Kappa Kappa Gamma — Adelphi. 
Chi Omega — Colorado. Delta Tau — California. 

Professional: Delta Chi (legal) — Stanford, Virginia. 
Alpha Kappa Kappa (medical) — George Washington. 
Delta Sigma Delta (dental) — Colorado School of Dental 
Surgery, University of Southern California. Psi Omega 
( dental ) — Michigan. 

The accompanying table gives the number of active chap- 
ters of the various general fraternities for men in 1883, 
1890, 1898 and 1905, as shown by the editions of "American 
College Fraternities" in those years, and also the number 
at the present time." 

158 The Rainbow 


1883 1890 1898 1905 1906 

Kappa Sigma 14 28 47 70 76 

Phi Delta Theta 44 66 63 69 70 

Beta TheU Pi 44 60 62 67 69 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon 16 31 54 66 67 

Phi Gamma Delta 27 40 44 67 57 

Sigma Nu 6 20 39 54 56 

Alpha Tau Omega 26 35 42 51 56 

Sigma Chi 34 38 50 53 55 

Kappa Alpha (S) 18 26 37 49 50 

Delta Tau Delta 32 39 38 47 49 

Phi Kappa Psi 34 35 38 42 43 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 29 34 35 41 41 

DelU Upsilon 17 26 31 36 37 

Pi Kappa Alpha 2 4 13 29 31 

Phi Kappa Sigma 9 11 12 24 26 

Alpha Deha Phi 17 19 23 24 24 

Theta Delta Chi 13 18 21 24 24 

Psi Upsilon 17 17 21 22 22 

Zeta Psi 19 20 20 22 22 

Chi Phi 21 21 19 20 20 

Phi Sigma Kappa 8 19 20 

Sigma Phi Epsilon 13 19 

Chi Psi 16 16 19 18 18 

DclU Phi 7 11 12 11 11 

Sigma Phi 6 7 8 8 8 

Delta Psi 9 9 8 8 8 

Alpha Chi Rho 3 6 8 

Kappa Alpha (N) 4 4 6 7 7 

Delta Sigma Pi 5 7 

Omega Phi Alpha 6 6 

TheU Chi 2 2 

—The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta. 

The Greek World 169 

Press reports of the convention of Beta Theta Pi at Den- 
ver in July show that by a unanimous vote it granted a 
charter for a chapter at Toronto ; by a vote of 26 to 27 an 
application from Oklahoma was rejected, and by a vote of 
49 to 17 an application from the Colorado School of Mines 
was rejected. The Rocky Mountain News says that the con- 
vention enacted two rules, "one prohibiting members of the 
fraternity from joining an inter-fratemity-secret society 
known as Theta Nu Epsilon, which has fallen into disrepute 
in many colleges on account of the hilarious conduct of its 
members, and the other prohibiting any member of the fra- 
ternity from giving his badge or pin to any member of the 
opposite sex except his sister, mother, fiancee or wife." 


mim m 

The editor announces that the following scheme produced 
satisfactory results on its first trial. 

'The Editor of The Shield, beginning with the next volume, 
was required to give each chapter correspondent thirty days notice 
of the date upon which a Shield letter should reach him for each 
number, and in case the correspondent, after being so notified, fails 
to respond with a letter in time, he is to be fined two dollars for 
each such offense, the fine to be collected by the treasurer of the 
chapter and remitted by him to the General Treasurer, who will 
place it to the credit of The Shield fund. This ought to help 
some in the direction of getting a more complete representation of 
the chapters in the correspondence department of The Shield," 

—The Shield of Phi Kappa Psi. 

"In an interesting letter to the editor, President Hadley, of Yale, 
says about the fraternity situation in his institution : 'In the societies 
here at Yale the distinctive fraternity element counts for very little, 
A large part of the fraternities are not even known by their Greek- 
letter names. The Cloister, or Book and Snake, or St. Anthony, are 
essentially clubs, and stand on the same footing with the other 
clubs which have no fraternal affiliations. When I want to know 
what is the Greek-letter name of any organization, I have to look 
it up in the Yale Banner, Even those societies like Delta Kappa 
Epsilon or Psi Upsilon, which have retained their Greek-letter 
names in common parlance, are never known as fraternities, but as 
societies; and when they go to conventions the delegates have to 
cram up on purpose to find out what is the grip, or what the Greek 
letters stand for, or any other supposed secrets of the fraternity.' 
When such conditions exist in an institution the artificial status of 
the societies there must be vanishing."— PAf Gamma Delta. 

Tbe Greek Press IttX 

Very near the ideal, healthy fraternity man is described 
in the following editorial from The Phi Gamma Delta. 

The best student in a certain college, and the most popular man 
there, is a weU-groomed, hard-headed fellow, who has a most 
alluring smile. He is not Malvolia-like, smiling on every occasion 
for the sake of effect on others, but he smiles whenever he enjoys 
things, as he does most proper things. The smile in his case means 
fluidity of spirit, appreciation, responsiveness, sympathy. It means 
health — animal and spiritual vigor — ^and keen perception. This man 
has that sense of social security that is given one by fine personal 
address and high accomplishments, good habits, and confidence of 
ability to make good, whether one has pecuniary riches or not 
When one meets him it is discerned instinctively that he has staying 
qualities, that he is not a quitter, that he has power and control and 
genuine amiability, of which justice and good will are components. 
He is not a 'rounder,' a 'sport,' but he is a good fellow in the best 
sense. He balances his pleasures, and makes his work a pleasure. 
He is not a church member, but is as honorable as the best church 
devotee, and attends church regularly from choice; he enjoys a 
game of cards, an occasional glass of wine, a good cigar, a comic 
opera, a merry song, but 'dissipation' and 'carousal' are never 
thought of in connection with him. He is always temperate, he 
never loses dignity, nor self-respect, nor the respect of others. He 
is his father's right bower in business, and if he does not 'cut ice ' 
when he gets into active conmiercial life it will be that dry weather, 
in which all signs fail" 

During the editor's undergraduate days there existed at 
bis college very friendly relations among the different fra- 
ternity chapters. There was a good deal of inter-fraternity 
visiting and entertaining, and his own chapter extended its 
hospitality to congenial representative non-fraternity men 
with the same cordiality it manifested toward members of 
other fraternities. 

U% The Rainbow 

Fraternity men are bound to have more in common and 
possess more mutual interests than fraternity and non-fra- 
ternity men. But this is no reason fraternity men should 
neglect the wider college life they will find in association 
with non-fraternity men. We reproduce herewith some ex- 
cellent thoughts along this line. 

'There are scores of most excellent men among the 'non-frats.' 
In the larger colleges it is not possible for the fraternities to secure 
all the good men — they can only choose a few of the more desirable 
ones. But in any college, there are other men of fine character and 
good possibilities who have not been elected by any fraternity. Many 
of them are very far from 'non-frat' in their sympathies and 
tendencies. It is probable that some were members of High School 
fraternities, and came to college acquainted with the system. A 
larger number of them are by nature well qualified to fraternize 
with other good men, and their hearts are hungering for the rela- 
tions that are denied them. We can imagine how some non-fra- 
ternity men must wonder what the principle of selection of mem; 
bers is, as they see uncongenial men occasionally invited to join and 
more desirable men overlooked. 

"It is perfectly natural for a man of broad sympathies, a warm 
social nature, ambitious and straightforward, to wish to be in a fra- 
ternity. Many non-fraternity men have very frankly admitted as 
much, and it is not to their disgrace to say that they felt keenly the 
fact of their being overlooked. They could not fail to realize that 
something of great value was being missed by them. 

'The real objects of the fraternity are not to draw a line of dis- 
tinction between fraternity and non-fraternity men. It is unfortunate 
that such a distinction so often has been made. The fraternity is for 
the fraternity man, but it has no right to be against the non-fra- 
ternity man. I think the fraternity relation is one that should be 
kept in the background when Greek and Barbarian intermingle. It 
is not by emphasizing the differences between certain classes of 
students that the largest benefits are gained, but rather from those 
personal and close relations that are enjoyed in the chapter house 
and the weekly meeting. It ought, therefore, to be one of the first 
cares of a fraternity man to ignore that artificial line of division 
when he is with other students. If fraternity members would studi- 

The Greek Press 1^8 

Ottsly avoid everything that tends to bring into prominence the fact 
that they arc fraternity men, they would not lose anything, and they 
would be taking a giant stride toward abolishing the old-time 
tnmity"'^Alpha Tau Omega, 

With our own Fraternity's successful and prompt produc- 
tion of a song book it may be interesting to learn how some 
of our friends are faring with the same task. We notice 
that the price of the song books of other fraternities is gen- 
erally $1.50. We trust our brothers will appreciate the bar- 
gain they have in the Delt song book. 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon reports a two years wrestle with 
the song book problem and gives no date of probable publi- 
cation, as only thirty-six songs have been secured. 

Delta Upsilon. — "Every one had felt for a long time that the old 
book was a little short in the sleeves and threadbare for a growing, 
prosperous Fraternity, but it was not until last year that the Con- 
vention advised a new outfit. Whether the Executive G>unc'l, in 
choosing the editor for this book, was inspired or misguided, a few 
months will show, but let me tell you confidentially, that any evil 
influence can be easily neutralized by sending in such a deluge of 
good songs that his own limitations will be lost sight of in a glorious 
glare of real inspired ditties. 

"If the new song book is to have one dominant note, it is hoped 
that it will be that of comprehensiveness in expressing the broad 
idealism and varied traditions that cluster about the Fraternity's his- 
tory and growth, as well as expanding the usefulness of her songs 
to reach the chapters from coast to coast. Each chapter has been 
asked to pay its tithe in songs, and a labored pilgrimage through 
the vast tomb-like wastes of the Decennial rewarded my eyes with 
the vision of *men who have done things* in verse. These have 
been pleaded with to invoke their Muses to glorify Delta U. Several 
have signified their willingness, a few have already sent in the 
finished product, and others have sadly confessed being divorced 
from the flame of youthful days. All, however, are a unit in saying 
th^ are glad to know that a new book is projected. 

164 The Rainbow 

^Favorable answers promising co-operaticm, and enthusiasm shown 
in the collaboration by various chapter representatives, make a stie- 
cessful book a certainty. Not only will it be replete with songs of 
the right kind but the artistic features are being carefully studied 
and worked out One portion of the book will contain the 'one 
leading song* of every Delta U. college, enabling us in times of 
general assemblies, or when far-o£F brothers are visiting us, to 
attest the highest kind of college loyalty by voicing others' songs. 

"At the present rate of progress the book will out in time for 
the Tall Opening,' or at the latest, for the annual Convention, 
when we can 'whoop 'er up for Delta U.' The work is being held 
up somewhat by several laggard chapters who have withheld data 
for which they have been solicited. I am confident, however, that 
they will shortly wake up. 

The book will be financed t^ the Executive G>ttncil, and as it 
means an outlay of about a thousand dollars, the need of prompt 
action by the chapters in taking the books is apparent, so that m 
large sum of money will not be tied up for any length of time. The 
chapter assistants who have ably and loyally assisted me so far, I 
am sure will urge this necessity upon their own quota of men. Ad- 
vance subscriptions for the book can be sent to me direct by alumni.*^ 

[This book is now advertised for sale— £(f.] 

An article of general interest to fraternity men appeared 
in The Outlook under the title "College Fraternity as an 
Educational Influence." We reproduce extracts herewith. 
The author made the telling point that the University of 
to-day had become so large and complex that we must look 
to the fraternity chapters for the benefits formerly bestowed 
on the student by the small, close-knit college of fifty years 

"The pick of our alumni in wealth and influence are fraternity 
men. If a tithe of this power can be turned back into the lives 
of the undergraduates to supplement the efforts of the faculties, we 
can do much to restore individualism. 

The Greek Press 165 

'Vetther coU^^e nor fraternity conditions are at present ideal 
They are often bad, and there is real foundation for all com- 
plaints. Unless promptly checked, the evils will grow worse 
■ad more difficult to root out This question must be studied 
by its friends, and the reform must come from the fraternity 
ahmmi; for the fraternities can be awakened and developed, but 
not driven, nor driven out. 

Tike every other historical, educational, or social question, 
this must be studied carefully and with open minds by many 
alumni and from different standpoints, so as to cover widely 
divergent conditions in institutions that may be universities or 
eoUeges, rich or poor, large or small, old and conservative or 
recent and radical, public or private, at the North, South, East, 
or West, and therefore governed by widely different religious, 
lodal, educational, and political influences. 

The wide distribution of its various chapters adds greatly to 
die perspective and corrective power of every fraternity, and 
makes it an ideal instnmient for wisely investigating and righting 
tmdergraduate conditions at the same time in widely scattered in- 

'The true fraternity alumnus can mold the lives and motives 
of his younger brothers. In most colleges the fraternities are 
so strong that if we can change the atmosphere of the fraternity 
houses, which for four years are the undergraduates' homes, we 
can change the whole undergraduate situation. 

The fraternity alunmi have contributed hundreds of thousands 
of dollars for housing and otherwise helping the undergraduates. 
Every fraternity has many loyal and devoted graduates who 
willingly give time or money or both to the true interests of their 
jounger brothers, and whose word is law to them. 

The character of the influence of each chapter depends largely 
on the local alumni, strengthened, guided, and impelled by a strong 
central oragnization. Why not apply modern business principles 
and systematic organization to this all-important problem? 

"We have one thousand seven hundred fraternity chapters in 
three hundred and sixty-three of our institutions of higher learning 
u "foci" from which the good influences might constantly and 
powerfully radiate. There has been too much tendency to make 
the fraternity the end and not the means. 

166 The Rainbow 

"The alumni have not realized that the atmosphere of the chapter- 
house determines the character of the chapter's influence on its 
individual members, and that the ultimate responsibility for this 
atmosphere is on the alumni. If we would make this atmosphere 
permanently good, we must appreciate that the alumni are the 
permanent and the undergraduates the transient body — completely 
changing every three years; and the seniors, the governing body, 
every year. 

"We, as the permanent body, have no right to furnish our under- 
graduates with fine and exclusive homes, and then shirk responsi- 
bility for the future conduct and influence of those homes. 

"The proper government of a chapter is a strict one, with the 
power in the hands of the upper classmen, especially the sen- 
iors, who are in turn held strictly accountable to alumni who 
are in constant touch with the situation and personally acquainted 
with every undergraduate and his work and needs. 

"Where such conditions are continuous, the chapter's success is 
assured, and the effect on the undergraduates is highly beneficiaL 
The fraternities, through strong central organizations, must make 
these conditions prevalent and continuous in every chapter. This 
has long been the theory, but the practice has been poor. 

'The fraternities, with their numerous chapters in different in- 
stitutions, have the best possible opportunities for the investigation 
and correction of the wastes and for the enforcement of economies 
in college life. 

"No one can measure the waste and lack of economy, to the 
college, the fraternity, the community, the family, or the individual, 
of a failure in college life, from whatever cause it comes." 






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X> ^ X^T Jk. I' A. U 

:X JANUARY, 1907 

D B Z, X A 

Beta Eta at Minnesota 

The University of Minnesota, with its four thousand 
students and twenty-five buildings, is an institution of 
wbidi the State of Minnesota is justly proud. The 
Univerwty of Minnesota may not have the development, 
the culture and the old traditions of the eastern 
universities, but it contains possibilities which in their 
rafrid growth give pr<Hnise of equal efficiency and cor- 
le^xmding importance. The rapid strides in growth 
made by the university during the last twenty years is as 
wonderful as the rest of the development of the great North- 
west They have grown up together. 

It was nature that directed the Father of Waters to ait 
its way through the plain and leave the high bluffs on 
wUdi the hand of man has built the halls of the university. 
The distribution of the buildings over the campus has not 
been made with any view to symmetry, but rather they 
seem to have been placed by chance. The irregularity thus 
produced gives an odd but pleasing appearance. The large 
iim fenoe which now defines the boundaries of the campus 
brings out more vividly the bounty of the late President 
nilibuTy. The university was founded by him and it is due 

170 The Rainbow 

largely to him and his heirs that the University of Mimiesotft 
has attained a place among the first universities of America. 

Besides the College of Science, Literature and Arts, die 
University of Minnesota has one of the best mining sduxds 
in the country. The colleges of medicine and dentistry are 
well equipped. The other colleges include engineering, 
law, pharmacy, and agriculture. Like other Western uni- 
versities the fraternity system of Minnesota has had a 
remarkable growth during the last decade. Fraternity ma- 
terial has been abundant at the university, drawing, as it 
does, the best men not only from the Twin Qties, but also 
from a large tributary area. Conditions have changed so 
during the last ten years that instead of only one or two 
fraternities owning their own houses, about ten chapters 
own their homes. Most of the others will either build 
shortly or have options to purchase the houses they now 

The need of permanent and satisfactory quarters became 
so urgent, if Beta Eta was to compete successfully with its 
rivals, that in 1894 the Delta Tau Delta Association, of 
Minnesota, was organized and duly incorporated under the 
state laws with a capital stock of twenty thousand dollars. 
As soon as the Delts throughout the state found out that 
there was a chance for them to express their loyalty and 
regard for their chapter in some more substantial form than 
by mere good wishes, subscriptions began to flow in. 

The brothers who bore the brunt of the early organization 
and who were chiefly responsible for the manner in wUdi 
the plans of the association have been carried out are Fred 
R. Bartholemew, '96, president; Huntley Downs, '04, treas- 
urer, and Walter F. Mayo, '00, secretary. 

At a meeting of the directors and stockholders of the 
association, held May flrst, nineteen hundred and six, it was 

BeU Eta at Minnesota 171 

decided that the association was in a position to purchase 
a house. Accordingly, the president, Ray Hooker, '94, ap- 
pointed a committee to make negotiations and secure offers 
on several properties that were possibilities at that time. 
Brother Fred Bartholemew was named as chairman of this 
committee, and it is due to his energy and untiring loyalty 
that we are indebted for the early date at which our home 
was secured. The deal was closed by September first and 
Beta Eta as a chapter took possession on the fifteenth of 
that month. 

The new home of Beta Eta has an excellent location on 
University Avenue just three blocks from the university 
and a ten minutes' walk from the main building. It is a 
modem frame building three stories high and of the Eliza- 
bethan style of architecture. The outside is green, with 
dark trimmings. The foundation is of Minnesota lime- 
stone and is firmly laid. A veranda extends the whole 
width of the front and is covered by a roof supported by 
short columns. This is a favorite place for the fellows to 
gather when the weather is mild. A brass plate with the 
letters Delta Tau Delta is attached to the top part of one 
of the columns. 

On entering the house one finds himself in a short hall. 
A fireplace and mantel at the farther end of this room 
gives it a comfortable appearance. On the mantel are steins 
and other bric-a-brac. Overhead are the largest pair of 
antlers in the state, a gift of Brother Douglas. The library, 
reception room and dining hall open into this room by 
different doors. The stairway from the second floor also 
comes down here. The hall is finished in dark red cherry 
with mahogany trimmings. An arched doorway on the 
left leads into the library. This room is finished in dark red 
cherry similar to the hall, while light green burlap covers 

172 The Rainbcm 

the walls. Pennants and pictures of different chapters 
comprise the principle part of the decorations. A book- 
case sits against the west wall, while in the center of the 
room is a large round table of weathered oak. The chain 
are of the same material. 

Another arched doorway on the right brings us into the 
reception room. Here the woodwork is the same as in the 
library, but the walls are in brown. A small alcove oppo- 
site the doorway is fixed up as a cozy comer. A davenport 
is set in there and the top is canopied in Oriental style. 
The dining room may be entered from the reception room 
or from the hall. The woodwork here is of weathered oak. 
The walls are in green. A number of cartoons in tfie 
original, drawn by "Bart," of the Minneapolis Journal, 
decorate the walls. There are two tables, one for the upper 
classmen and one for the freshmen. In the library, hall, 
reception room and dining hall the ceilings are hand painted, 
and in each of these rooms is hung a large chandelier, with 
elaborate fixtures. Gas is used in lighting the house. The 
kitchen occupies the rear of the first floor and is separated 
from the dining room by a butler's pantry. 

A wide stairway of dark red cherry leads to a small 
square hall on the second floor. At one side of the hall 
is a fireplace and mantel. Four bed rooms open off from 
this hall, and the entrance to the baths is had from here 
also. The bed rooms are well lighted and very neatly fur- 
nished. Each room is provided with study tables. The 
walls are decorated with pictures and pennants. On tfie 
third floor are two more bed rooms and a dance halL The 
latter has been pressed into service as the freshman dormi- 
tory. The freshmen have fixed up this room in very at- 
tractive style with pennants and pictures. This room is 
also used for chapter meetings. In the basement of tiie 


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Beta Eta at Minnesota 178 

house is the laundry, furnace room, fuel bins and storage 
room. The house is heated by a combination furnace of 
hot air and hot water. 

The above description, of course, does not do justice to 
our new home; so we urgently invite all Delts passing 
through the Twin Cities to come and stick their feet under 
our table. Northern hospitality has a reputation of not 
being so warm as that which is dispensed farther South, 
but we have thrown away the key to the front door, so all 
you have to do is walk right in, and we will try not to 
freeze you. 


174 The Rainbow 

"Beta, '64 

♦ » 

A good old man, sir; he will be talking, as they say. 
When the age is in, the wit is out. 

Much Ado About Nothing. 

Christmas has not been to me "merry Christmas** for 
seven long years; for, on the Seventeenth of December, 
1898 — ^the Saturday before the Christmas vacation — the 
wife, fondly loved, who had walked the devious path of life 
hand in hand with me for nearly twenty-seven years, died 
suddenly, but peacefully. So Christmas still brought back 
the shock of utter, helpless bereavement — ^the sense of the 
futility of all plans for earthly happiness — ^the living teem- 
ing, happy, bustling world became again a blank and silent 
waste — ^the ceaseless yearnings "for the touch of a vanished 
hand and the sound of a voice that is stiir' became freshly 
poignant ; life was over, and mere existence left, to be met 
and borne as best it might. 

Though living a pretty busy life and meeting hundreds 
of people daily, I held aloof from intimacy with any, neither 
accepting nor making overtures of friendship, and was be- 
coming more and more a recluse. My leisure hours were 
spent in reading, writing, smoking and thinking. Social 
invitations were neglected, and, by and by, altogether ig- 
nored. The theatre, lectures, concerts — once a great delight 
— ^had become "vanity and vexation of spirit." I was not 
misanthropic ; I did not hate people, or envy their happiness 
and facility of enjoyment; I felt no temptation to "curse 
God, and die :" rather it seemed that my world — ^the world 
of my affections — was ended, and only memory and hope 

"Beta, '64" 175 

were left. Such was my life ; quiet, but not stagnant ; not 
exuberant, but yielding me now and then a subdued and 
sweet content, sometimes even a chastened sort of happi- 

But I find that I must begin over, a little farther back. 
After my graduation from Ohio University, in 1864, in all 
my changes of residence, and they have been many and 
wide, my orbit only now and* then came in touch with our 
Fraternity. At Pittsburg, in 1869-70, I was connected as 
instructor with the Iron City Commercial College, and be- 
came quite well acquainted with W. A. Leggatt and R. S. 
Robb, alumni of the old Canonsburg Alpha ; and once L^- 
gatt took me to meet the boys of the Chapter at the Western 
University of Pennsylvania. But in those days I was em- 
ployed both day and evening, so that I had little opportunity 
to cultivate intimacy with my fraters. I was present at the 
installation of ill-starred Chapter Sigma, at Mount Union 
Collie, Ohio — ^in 1876, I think it was; and attended one 
Convention — at Put-in-Bay, in 1879. When the Ritual was 
revised, probably a year or two after, I was asked to write 
some songs for it ; of which one, "Our Vow," is still in use. 
When I heard it sung at the installation of Gamma Kappa, 
I could hardly believe my ears. While I lived at St. Louis — 
1877-88 — as instructor in Washington University, I learned 
of several Delts also resident in the city ; but I was working 
like a beaver in my profession, and never had time to look 
them up ; the University at the time had no Chapter of any 
fraternity. In the winter of 1889-90 my wife and I filled a 
bureau engagement at Athens, Ohio, the home of Chapter 
Beta, and were most cordially received by a crowded house. 
Our stay, of course, was short, and we were worn out with 

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long jumps and the worries incident to being managed by a 
bureau ; so that there was no chance to see or be seen by the 
active or alumni members of Beta. I remember that we 
were even compelled to refuse the hospitality of my own 
brother, that we might secure some rest at a hotel and save 
ourselves for our platform work. I was again in Athens 
for a day or two, the summer after my wife's death ; but it 
was vacation, and I ran across no Deltas. I was instructor 
at Johns Hopkins, 1893-97 ; but there was no Chapter there, 
and I never happened to notice a Delta badge. 

I came from Johns Hopkins to the University of Missouri 
at the beginning of the year 1897. I found plenty of chap- 
ters and chapter houses of various fraternities, but none of 
Delta Tau Delta. I formed professor-and-student friend- 
ships with many fine fellows who belonged to the diflFerent 
fraternities, and would often drop in at this and that house, 
and saw how much better the fraternity ideal is practically 
carried out in these latter days. Often would I long for a 
household of Delta boys at old Missouri ; whose prosperity 
and loyalty and policy I might influence and foster in a 
hundred ways, and who might revive the flame in me and 
give new interest and motive to my life. But it was incom- 
patible with my position as a member of the faculty to 
organize or even actively to participate in the starting of a 
new chapter; so by degrees the impulse and the desire 
faded into a mere wish. 

The years drifted on in uneventful fashion, until, one 
morning in the autumn of 1904, Brother Nelson C. Field 
dropped in at my house — out of the sky, I was tempted to 
think — introduced himself as a Delt, and entered at once 
upon the question of establishing a Chapter at Missouri. To 
say that I was surprised and delighted and ready to help, is 
superfluous. He at once set to work with admirable dis- 

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cretion and unremitting zeal, and speedily pledged the 
flower of the available student body. Brothers Charles M. 
Sharpe, of the Missouri Bible College, and Ernest B. Forbes, 
of the University faculty, and I, hovered around and helped 
"on the side." The installation of the Chapter, on the twen- 
ty-ninth of August, 1905, was one of the great days of my 
Kfe. I did not make so much noise as the rest, but there was 
jubilee inside. A house was at once secured, and as soon 
as Chapter work was under way, I was made an affiliate. 

But all this introductory talk of Christmas and the prelude 
of personal reminiscences has been indulged in for the main 
purpose of letting the Fraternity at large know, through 
The Rainbow^ what the Gamma Kappa boys did to lighten 
the gloom of my Christmastide, so that it can never be so 
gloomy again; and to show how beautiful and glorious a 
thing it is for an old Delt to be in actual touch and sympathy 
with a live and loyal community of young Delts. I received 
an insistent, almost imperative, invitation to dinner at the 
House. Supposing that the boys wished to consult with me 
on some Chapter matter, I went without demur. I was 
cordially welcomed as usual, there was a good dinner as 
usual, with the usual chaff and fun. After dinner, we 
smoked and talked and sang ; and I was beginning to think 
that I had been summoned merely because the boys liked to 
have me about; when Brother EH S. Haynes came and 
leaned on the mantel near me, and began to talk in his low, 
even, almost confidential tones. I did not see his drift until 
everybody else grew suddenly still, and then I realized that 
he was telling me how good I was, and I found myself 
blushing at the recital. As he finished his eulogium, he 
handed me a little jeweler's box, which he said contained 

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the Christmas gift of the Chapter, in token of their fra- 
ternal and personal affection. On opening the box, I saw 
our ever beautiful Delta badge, set with diamonds and 
pearls, and inscribed, on the reverse, 

John R. Scott 


Any Delta badge is beautiful, but this particular one is, 
I am sure, the most exquisite Fraternity jewel my eyes ever 
looked upon. Though an elocutionist by profession, the gift 
of ready gab is not mine. On this occasion, I was struck 
almost completely dumb. The very surprise would have been 
enough; but the grateful pride, the thousand thronging 
memories, the lovely symbol of our Fraternity, seen through 
the mist of tears, and the beaming yet serious faces of "my 
boys," as I call them, nearly deprived me of all power of 
speech. I somehow faltered out a few disjointed sentences, 
or parts of sentences, which were ostensibly accepted as 
though wise and eloquent. 

"Beta, '64," on the back of my pin, is my text: but as I 
have been so long in getting to it, I shall try to make the 
sermon shorter than the triple introduction. 

Beta Chapter was founded in 1862, at Ohio University. 
Until then. Beta Theta Pi had been the only Fraternity 
represented by a Chapter at the O. U. Being without 
rivalry, the members of the local Chapter were naturally 
exclusive, arrogant, and disposed to run all student enter- 
prises and affairs of importance. At length some of us, who 
thought ourselves good enough to be Betas, but did not 
care to be, began to discuss the question of joining in a pe- 

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tition for a charter from some good Fraternity. We kept 
together, and had correspondence with several Fraternities, 
but concluded nothing ; until J. J. K. Warren, a graduate of 
'60 or '61, began to write to us from Canonsburg, and pro- 
posed to establish us as a Chapter of Delta Tau Delta. He in- 
stalled the Chapter in the spring of '62. We wore our 
badges publicly for the first time on commencement day, 
that year, and it created quite a flutter in the camp of our 
friends — ^the enemy. Chapter Beta still survives, and I am 
advised that she is in a thriving condition : so that we started 
a good thing, that was needed, and deserved to succeed. 
May she live a thousand years! Let me recall the charter 

Middletoii S. Campbell, sturdy, square, and broad, men- 
tally and physically. True as steel, equable, pleasant, a solid 
student, a good singer, matter-of-fact, as good as gold ; you 
always knew where to And him. He became a teacher, and 
was connected with the public schools of Qeveland, Ohio, 
when he died — ^some time in the '70's, I think. 

Jesse Van Law, the oldest of us; Quaker, poet, sweet- 
natured and wise. Some years afterward, he joined the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, and became a useful and ac- 
ceptable minister. He, too, is dead. A rarely lovable 

Elmore Ellis Ewing, slender, blond; another poet. He 
seemed as dainty as a girl, but went into the army of the 
Union as a private, and came out as a captain at the close of 
the war. He and I once represented our literary societies, 
as poets, in an annual contest. I don't remember which of 
us got the decision ; but it made do difference then, and does 
not now. Elmore died several years ago. 

Silas Pruden, tall, slender, impulsive, moody but a heart 
of gold. He was my Mus Achates, and we looked so much 

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alike that acquaintances frequently accosted one for the 
other. I think we both expected to be together all our 
lives. But the world came between us. He became a Meth- 
odist preacher, and I went on the stage — for a while; and 
we haven't seen each other for nearly forty years. Nor 
have we corresponded ; I don't know why. He would prol>- 
ably say that it is my fault and I, of course, lay all the blame 
on his neglect. The last I heard of him, he was living in 
Brownsville, California. 

Charles R. Hopkins, my roommate, six feet three, a giant 
physically and mentally, the best mathematician in the 
University, not excepting the professor of mathematics. 
Big-hearted, blithe, never out of humor, ignorant of the 
meaning of discouragement, he was the tonic I needed. We 
read our Latin and Greek together, and he did most of my 
mathematics for me. I hated mathematics then, and have 
not yet learned to love it, though I have acquired a reason- 
able respect for it. The last I knew of Charlie, he was in 
Chicago, as resident manager of the Allemania Fire In- 
surance Company. 

Luther E. Sleigh, slender, handsome, with the complexion 
of a girl; one of Nature's gentlemen. He was a favorite 
with everybody ; he couldn't help it, and they couldn't. He 
left us to take a government position at Washington. He 
was in the straight line of promotion when I lost trace of 

Jefferson Booth was a senior, a good fellow, a faithful 
and plodding student, who became a teacher after gradua- 
iton. If living, he is a good old soul, plodding yet and 
making his mark. 

Robert R. Brown, an all-round nice fellow, whom we 
thought a predestinate old bachelor, but who lived long 
enough to marry a second wife. After graduation, he was 

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at first a teacher, I think, and later a very successful insur- 
ance manager. He died in Illinois. 

Franklin B. Buchwalter. "Honest as the skin between his 
brows." No imagination ; couldn't understand even an easy 
joke, without a diagram. I remember his prophecy that I 
should die of consumption before I was thirty, "if I didn't 
learn to straighten up." Poor fellow ! he has been under the 
sod these thirty years, and I, thanks to elocution, am yet 

Frank S. Davis, the young man eloquent. A very beauti- 
ful voice Frank had, with just a suspicion of a lisp, and a 
gift of language that was marvelous in one so young. He 
was of an erratic nature, but had a great future. 

Hiram C Martin. Poor old Hi! A natural, inevitable 
humorist, the village Mark Twain. He seldom smiled, ex- 
cept with his eyes, but would constantly say the funniest 
things in the driest way. He was a so-so lawyer, a good 
Sunday-school superintendent, and a first-rate editor. He 
died at Athens, of consumption. 

Last, but not least, William T. Patterson, a manly man, 
healthy minded, one of the best students in the university. 
He enlisted in '63, and was killed within a year — at Gettys- 
burg, I think. 

The song, "Though our Homes be Far Dissevered," I 
wrote in the summer of '62, while still thrilling with the 
enthusiasm of first love for Delta Tau Delta. I have not 
yet lost the love, and am proud and happy to see that 
Brother Maclean has allowed the old song a place in his 
splendid new song book. When I go to the next year's 
Kamea, I am fond enough to hope to hear it sung. 

The badge my brothers gave I proudly wear, and shall 
wear as long as I live. I love it for all it symbolizes, for 
the circumstances surrounding its bestowal, for the dear 

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memories that hallow it, for all that, as I hope and believe^ 
it prophesies. How I shall dispose of it at my death I leave 
for future determination. It may be that it will lie over 
my pulseless heart, when my body is cremated; or I may 
leave it to some dearly loved Delt, asking him to leave it in 
turn to another, and so on through generation after gener- 
ation of our grand Fraternity. John R. Scott. 


Our Fraternity's present Congressional delegation is com- 
posed of : United States Senator A. J. Hopkins, Kappa TO, 
from Illinois, and Representatives J. R. Mann,Upsilon Prime 
76, Illinois; W. Gardner, Kappa '69, Michigan; J. B. 
(Champ) Clark, Theta '73, Missouri; B. G. Humphreys, Pi 
'85, Mississippi, and L. P. Padgett L. T. '76 (Rainbow), 
from Tennessee. These brothers were all re-elected this 
fall and a new Delt representative was added in the person 
of G. C. Sturgiss, Delta Prime, '66, West Virginia. 

We reproduce the following dispatch in regard to Bro. 
Sturgiss' election, from the Cumberland Daily News. 

"Washington, November 22. — ^A review of the election 
in West Virginia furnishes a number of interesting situ- 
ations. In addition to the fact that the Second District 
gave the largest Republican majority it ever has given, it 
appears that Congressman Sturgiss is elected by a majority 
more than twice as large as that in any off-year election, 
and that the Republicans carried nine of the fourteen coun- 
ties in the district 

"This makes Mr. Sturgiss a prominent figure in Congress 
at the start. Besides, he has been one of the leaders in the 
tax-reform movement and his unprecedented majority must 
be the result of a generous approval of his position." 

University of Minnesota 

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Delta at Chautauqua 183 

Delts at Chautauqua 

Situated in the northwestern part of New York, ten miles 
south of Lake Erie and seven hundred feet higher in ele- 
vation, lies a beautiful body of water some twenty-three 
miles in length and three miles wide. This is Lake Chau- 
tauqua, made famous, not only by its beauty and its health- 
ful climatic conditions, but also as the home of the great 
Chautauqua Assembly, and from which so many organiza- 
tions have had their beginning. 

Chautauqua, as a quiet summer resort, attracts the very 
best people in the country. It is preeminently the "College 
Man's" summer resort, for here are seen students from al- 
most every institution of learing in the Eastern, Middle 
and Southern States, while the distant West has also its 
representatives. And where the "College Man" is, there is 
also the fraternity man. 

At Chautauqua, last summer, from July 20th to August 
25th, there were registered in the Pan Hellenic Register 
two hundred and twenty fraternity men. Many more were 
on the grounds who did not find the register. There were 
forty different fraternities represented. Delta Tau Delta 
had twenty-two members registered. 

The following is a list of nineteen Delts who were there. 
Three names were lost and some names could not be gotten 
for this article. 

Sherman Arter, Adelbert '86; Earl R. Jackson, W. & J. 
"07; F. R. Stockston, Allegheny '07; S. M. Cooper, Alle- 
gheny '86 ; H. S. Schelb, Butler '97 ; A. A. Bemus, W. R. 
U.; J. F. Docking, Ph. D., Boston Univ. ; C. A. Ensign, Al- 
l^heny '04 ; Leonard C. Loomis, W. R. U. '04 ; H. E. Rugh, 
Indiana '97 ; E. D. Raht, Univ. of 111. '09 ; Arthur M. Day, 

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O. W. U. '06; B. N. Day, O. W. U. '06; S. F. Day, O. W. 
U. '82; R. R. Russell, Allegheny '08; A. H; Maurer, De 
Pauw '06; Merril Russell, O. W. U. '06; Qinton Russell, 
Allegheny, Pledged; Arthur Dunn, Allegheny '04. 

Delta Tau Delta had three social gatherings which finally 
culminated in stirring up a Pan-Hellenic banquet. This 
banquet was a grand success and something which not every 
one has the opportunity of attending. It was held August 
I2th, in the finest hotel on the grounds, and was attended 
by members of twenty-two well known college fraternities, 
each fraternity being represented with from one to twelve 
men. Delta Tau Delta and Delta Upsilon being the main 
factors in stirring up the banquet, of course, shouldered the 
responsibility of its success. 

The banquet was a great success and it was voted at the 
end to have it an annual affair. Enthusiasm ran high. In 
point of numbers. Delta Upsilon was first, while Delta Tau 
Delta, Beta Theta Pi, and Phi Delta Theta were not far be- 
hind. Mr. Bray, editor of the Chautauqua Magazine, and 
a Phi Kippa Psi from Weslyan was master of ceremonies 
and toastmaster and, after everyone present was filled with a 
rousing good "Eat," each fraternity was called upon for a 

Now comes the time "worth while." Hearing both old 
and young fraternity men from different colleges discuss 
matters of such close concern to us all. One of the very 
noticeable things was the fact Aat a fraternity man is a 
fraternity man wherever he goes, that he recognizes that 
his fraternity is not the only one in existence, but that there 
are good men and good in all of them, and that fraternities 
tend to draw college men together and make them friends. 
That fraternities are to give the fraternal spirit to all men 
and thereby improve the world. The feict that a man wears 

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upon his breast the emblem of some fraternity causes a man 
wearing a different pin to feel a little more friendly toward 
him than otherwise. As one man said, "While in college I 
tfiought there was none but my own fraternity. After get- 
ting out into the world I see that there is even some good 
in the fraternity that was our closest rival." While each man 
present stood up for his own fraternity, speaking of those 
ties which means so much to us all, speaking of the dear old 
chapter, some of the older ones extinct, speaking of the 
fraternity house, with its sacred associations and of the 
girls ever true, yet aside from all of this each seemed to ex- 
press a fraternal spirit toward all. 

After the banquet was over, at a late hour, the hall was 
made to ring with the many different fraternity yells, and 
from the confusion of yells and merriment could be heard 
distinctly that dear old yell, the yell of Delta Tau Delta. 

A. H. Maurer, 
Beta Beta '06. 

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Active Chapters and the Song Book 

Alpha — The new song book is a capital collection of 
Delta songs. Not only is the tasteful cover an attraction 
to the eye, but the excellency of the songs themselves most 
worthy of commendation. To those chapters which have 
not availed themselves, as yet, of the opportunity afforded 
by the present collection, we would say that they miss that 
important part of Deltaism found otily in these song^. The 
sentiment and feeling of the songs has the true ring. The 
jovial, rollicking swing of the lighter songs is full of the 
buoyancy of good fellowship. And the spirit of Deltaism 
throughout the collection is loyal, thrilling and inspiring. 
Alpha has been using her ten copies since the book was first 
issued, and her experience leads her to believe that the 
chapter without its allotment is like "the man who has no 
music in himself and is not moved by concord of sweet 

Beta — ^The new song book is a decided success. It con- 
tains songs which a bunch can sing and enjoy; songs which 
have a distinctive sound and which make a fellow 
feel glad that he is a Delt. Of course, not all of 
the songs are equally good, we have never seen a book 
in which they were, but a large per cent, of those in the new 
book are really good ones. The "Delta Shelter" is one of 
the best serenading songs we have ever used. It never Tails 
to bring a lot of fudge and a chorus of applause. Among 
the other favorites here at Beta are the "Rally Song," the. 
"Glory" song, and "When First I Went to College." The 
good old banqueting song and "Our Vow" are always prime 

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The music is above all "singable," that was the quality the 
old book lacked. A number of the songs have a fine swing, 
especially the '"Glory Song/' which is our favorite. 

Epsilon — No chapter enjoys the book and its songs more 
than Epsilon does. If the fellows are "down in the mouth" 
at any time, so to speak, and any brother starts up a song 
that should be dear to every Delta's heart, the song will 
work wonders with the boys and help them to get back into 
a good spirit. There is nothing which helps the chapter men 
more than the new songs, and we all take great pride in 
showing it to any one one and every one. The following 
are songs which we like especially : "Oh ! Delta Tau, I Love 
Thee," "Vesper Hymn," "Mamma," "Memories of Delta 
Tau," "Sing to the Royal Purple," "My Girl is a Delta," 
"When First I Went to College," "Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! The 
Delts Are Marching," "What Shall We Bring to Delta 
Tau?" "The William Goat," "If You Want to be a Tau 
Delt," "Banqueting Song." 

Zeta — Zeta Chapter is very much pleased with the new 
song book. We think it is quite the thing. All the songs 
are favorites; perhaps the especial ones are: "A Delta 
Toast," "My Delta Shelter," "When First I Went to Col- 
lege," "Oh, me, Oh, my," "As the Wheel of Life Runs on," 
"Greece is a Famous Land," and, among the freshmen. 
* Mamma," at least I hear these songs sung and whistled 
most by the fellows. We regret that the fine old song 
"Laudamus" has been omitted. 

Kappa — Hardly feel like trying to express the sentiments 
of the chapter over the new song book, they have been so 
aptly expressed by some of the older boys in the November 
Rainbow. In fact it would be hard to find words that ex- 
press our appreciation for the splendid production that 

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Brother Maclean has provided for our musical tastes. The 
design on the cover, tasty and beautiful, is only a foretaste 
of what the inner feast is. The songs are as fine a collection 
for our use as could possibly be gotten together. The old 
standbys that appeal so strongly to our former boys are not 
forgotten in the makeup, and the new pieces are at once 
the delightful and appealing fantasies that go to make the 
finer things of Delt fraternity life as it is to-day. Delta 
Tau Delta owes Stuart Maclean a debt of gratitude that 
can never be repaid, and his presence in our Arch Chapter 
will add new vigor and spirit to our ruling body. 

Rho — ^The chapter has enjoyed the song book from the 
time it obtained the first book within the very attractive 
cover. The book is extremely well gotten up, and the songs 
are fine. Those from the old book are much improved on 
by being transposed into lower keys in which they can be 
sung by everybody. The harmony in many of them is also 
greatly improved, particularly so in "Our Vow." 

It is hard to tell which are the most popular: "A Delta 
Toast," "The Wheel of Life," "My Girl is a Delta"— but 
why give the contents of the book, everyone knows it now. 

Phi — It appeals to us as being peculiarly adapted to 
meet a long-felt want among the various chapters and to 
meet in every way the demand for a little "Delta harmony" 
around the chapter fireside. 

Although we haven't been able to give it a thorough test, 
as yet, since the cottage which the chapter entered this year 
so far is lacking a piano, still we expect to experience its full 
value after Christmas, when our instrument is to be in- 
stalled. Already, however, the musical talent in the chapter 
is high in its praises. 

So much from a musical point of view. From a mechani- 

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cal consideration, while the print is good and the paper well 
enough, we think the cover, though certainly appropriate, 
is just a trifle gaudy, to say the least 

Chi — ^We find the new song book a great aid and source 
of pleasure. 

Following are the most popular at Kenyon: "A Chapter 
Song," "Banqueting Song," "Campaign Song," "Come, 
Brothers, Fill Your Glasses," "Delta," "If You Want to be 
a Tau Delt," "O, Delta Tau, I Love Thee" "Old Delta 
Tau," "Opening Song," "Our Delta Queen," "Rah! Rah! 
Rah ! The Delts Are Marching," "Sing to the Royal Pur- 
ple," "The White and the Purple and Gold," "Come, Praters 

The song book has benefitted us in many ways. In visit- 
ing other chapters I have noticed, in many instances, that 
members of different chapters used different words in cer- 
tain lines of the songs. The song book has remedied this 
fault at Kenyon. 

Omega — Here at Omega we appreciate the song book 
very much, because it is just what we have needed for a long 
time. Before the new book came out we used the little 
paper song books, but now, when the fellows feel like 
singing, we open the new book to Brother Wells' "Omega, 
Song" and tune up. 

"Though Our Homes Be Par Dissevered," we love "Our 
Vow," and "If You Want to be a Tau Delt" just join the 
"Banqueting Song" at No. 3533 Locust Street. 

Beta Beta — Beta Beta is well pleased with the new song 
book. We have several copies and use them all of the time. 
The book is gotten up in excellent style, both as to design 
and contents. 

The following is a list of Ae favorites with the boys: 

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"A Delta Toast," "Fling Out the Starry Banner," ''DeUm 
Regina," "Oh, Delta Tau I Love Thee/' "Vesper Hymn,** 
"Memories of Delta Tau/" "Sing to the Royal Pttrpic,'' 
"Our Vow," "My Girl is a Delta/' "Opening Song/' 'TUhl 
Rah ! Rah ! The Delts Are Marching/' "Anniversary Song/' 
"In Praise of Delta Tau/' "If You Want to be a Tau DdC 
"The William Goat," "At Parting." 

This is really quite a list, but, really, we like all the songl 
we know in the book. 

Beta Theta — I haven't heard an adverse criticism of the 
song book from our chapter. We, on the contrary, find the 
greatest delight and enjo3mient in the singing of the songs. 
On the street, in chapter house or dormitories you can hear 
them all times of day or night. "If You Want to be a Tau 
Delt" has captivated not only our fellows but the whole 
mountain, and all the frats are singing it and wishing they 
could buy one like it. "Mein Yerman Bruder" had quite a 
run, too, and might be counted among "the six best sellers." 

With the chapter the most popular are "My Delta Shel- 
ter," "Sing to the Royal Purple," "A Drinking Song/' "A 
Delta Toast," "Rah! Rah! Rah! The Delts Are March- 
ing," "Our Vow," "When First I Went to College" "Ome- 
ga Song," "Glory," "What is a Delta's Guiding Star/' 
"Come, All Ye Jolly Grecians Bold," "What Shall We 
Bring to Delta Tau," and all of them in fact. We find an- 
other "good one" every time we run through Ae book. We 
have a regular jollification party every time the "Songs" 
are produced, and that's about every time we get to tfie 
chapter house. 

But really the best way to like the songs is to get Mac- 
lean to sing them to you. 

Beta Omicron — ^We Aink the new song book is a sue- 

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cess. Some of the songs are especially good, while others 
we do not care for so much. Taken as a whole, though, 
we think them pretty good. The ones that have so far 
proved the most popular ire: "A Delta Toast," "Though 
Our Homes Be Far Dissevered," "Delta Tau Delta Greet- 
ing," and the "Vesper Hymn." There are twenty of the 
new books in the house. 

Beta Mu — In reply to your request regarding the chap- 
ter's opinion of the song book, I may say that we have found 
some excellent songs between its covers. Those that ap- 
pealed to the fellows most strongly were the "Banqueting 
Song," "Our Vow," "When First I Went to College," "The 
William Goat" The book with us holds a permanent place 
on the piano, and many an enjoyable sing is obtained from 

Beta Xi — All that Beta Xi can say is to join in with 
Brother Bruck in saying that ours is the best song book yet 
published. All the songs are catchy and the rhyme easy, 
making in all ideal Frat songs. It did not take long for 
our boys to find the songs "singable," for, from the the boy 
with a fair voice, all the way down to the boy with no voice 
at all, can be heard singing them at all occasions. This little 
book has done much in strengthening our chapter and re- 
minding the boys of the obligations they have taken. We 
make it a practice to sing our songs after the meetings, and 
especially at the banquets, to break up the formal at- 
mosphere which is always dissipated after the first course. 

Among the favorites of our chapter are "Our Vow," 
"Sing to the Royal Purple," "When First I Went to Col- 
It^/' "My Girl is a Delta," "When We Gather Round the 
Banquet Board," "The Boys of Delta Tau," "Mamma," and 
"The William Goat." 

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At the rate Beta Xi is selling the song book we think we 
will shortly exhaust the first edition. 

Beta Rho — ^We have been using the new song book quite 
a little this rushing season and on the whole the fellows are 
very well pleased with it 

The songs which are most popular here on the coast are : 
"A Delta Toast," "If You Want to be a Tau Delt," "The 
William Goat," "Banqueting Song," "Our Vow." Of these 
the first two are the most poptilar with Beta Rho. 

Beta Omega — Beta Omega likes the new song book very 
much. The song most in favor is "A Delta Toast" Others 
particularly liked are "When First I Went to College," "If 
You Want to be a Tau Delt," "Glory," "Greece is a Famous 
Land," "The William Goat," and "My Girl is a Delta." 

Gamma Alpha — The new song book has been a god- 
send to Gamma Alpha. Beginning with its advent and a 
visit from Brother Maclean we have come to a full realiza- 
tion of what we have missed in previous years in not know- 
ing more Fraternity songs. Gamma Alpha has been fortu- 
nate this year in enrolling several good musicians, and under 
the leadership of these the fellows have worked the song 
book overtime. Of the new songs, those which have proven 
the most popular with us are : "To All Good Fellows," "A 
Drinking Song," "Oh Me, Oh My," and "Mamma." 

Gamma Beta — To the members of Gamma Beta the ap- 
pearance of the new song book was indeed most acceptable. 
We at Armour Institute have few or no college songs while 
the lack of music to the Delt songs of which we had the 
words did not much encourage their use. We have felt this 
double want for a long time, in fact almost since our birth 
as a chapter, and in anticipating the appearance of a book 
which would, we hoped, satisfy the major part of it, our 

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expectations naturally ran high. To get copies of the book 
after its appearance was to realize more than fully all that 
we had looked for, and we are now glad of the opportunity 
to voice our thanks to the men whose work contributed 
to and made possible its appearance. 

We have been asked to mention the names of the songs 
which have found popularity with the members of our 
chapter, but in attempting to make a list of these we find it 
comprises about seventy-five per cent, of the book. For in- 
stance, to take part of the list only, we have "A Delta 
Toast," page nine; "Fling Out the Starry Banner," page 
fourteen; "Mamma," page twenty-eight; "A Drinking 
Song," page twenty-nine; "My Girl is a Delta," page forty- 
two; "When First I Went to College," page forty-six, and 
"Our Delta Tau," page fifty-one; while aside from mere 
popularity, "Our Vow," page thirt*six, and "Our Delta 
Queen," page forty, serve our general chapter purposes. 
We do not therefor try to mention in detail the songs which 
find popularity with us nor the particular points of each 
which make them appeal to us. We can merely say that we 
consider the book, as a whole, to be a decided success and 
that for melody and swing, as well as for sentiment, it 
offers a collection of songs that "can't be beat." 

Gamma Eta — Gamma Eta Chapter votes the new song 
book the best of its kind which we have seen. All of the 
fellows have picked out several favorites, mostly among the 
new tunes, and although we have not bought as many as 
we need, we are about to send in an order. 

Most of the boys have already memorized a goodly num- 
ber of Ae songs, and the hits of musical comedy with which 
our ears are annually assailed are passed up for the tunes of 
this most successful new song book. 

The most popular songs include (I write from memory). 

194 The Rainbow 

"If You Want to be a Tau Delt," "We Are Gathered Here 
in Due Deliberation/' "Fm Glad I am a Delta," "O ! Delta 
Tau, O Delta Tau," and several others. 

The Undergraduate Vote. 

A Delta Toast 8 

// You Want to he a Tau Belt 7 

Our Vow 6 

My Girl is a Delta 6 

When First I Went to College 6 

The William Goat 6 

Sing to the Royal Purple 5 

Banqueting Song » 5 

Rah! Rah! Rah! The Belts Are Marching 4 

Mamma ^ 4 

A Drinking Song 3 

The Useless Frat Man 195 

The Useless Frat Man 

Once there was a frat man — we needn't specify, 
He might have been an Alpha Delt, a Deke, or Zeta Psi, 
An S. A. £., a Sigma Chi, or maybe A. T. 0.» 
(Most any name would do as well and be as apropos) 

But the moral of the tale 

Is that this exclusive male 
Never seemed to be the kind of chap the fellows liked about; 

For a stupid lot was his, 

And the explanation is, 
He put nothing in, so he go nothing out. 

Once in a while he'd pay his dues and come around a bit 
And let himself be bored (which he most frankly would admit) ; 
He said he rather thought the thing was out of date — antique, 
And, after graduation, he forgot it in a week; 

And when he went away 

You could hear the fellows say 
They really thought the chapter worse off with him than without; 

And to every neophyte 

That they took in, they'd recite; 
"If you put nothing in, why, you'll get nothing out" 

Once there was a frat man — ^wiU you swear it, now, 
Never was there such a man as this in Delta Tau? 
Positively certain were we talking entre nous. 
Nothing in this useless man at all resembles you? 

Oh, there may be few things worse 

Than this hesitating verse, 
Bat it serves a bully purpose if it clears away a doubt; 

You may take this as the truth. 

And swear by it, pretty youth — 
If you put nothing in, then you'll get nothing out! 

196 The Rainbow 

Conference Announcements 


Beta Alpha entertains the Northern Division Conference 
this year. The exact date has not been set but it will be 
during the last week in February, probably Friday and 
Saturday. Preparations are already being made for the 
occasion. Beta Alpha, with her beautiful new house, will 
be able to give everybody a good time. A smoker, dance 
and banquet are in store, besides the regular business meet- 
ings. Every Delta has a cordial invitation to come. 


The next Conference of the Eastern Division will be held 
in New York City, on Saturday, February 23, 1907, under 
the auspices of the New York Alumni Chapter, assisted by 
Gamma Epsilon and lUio. 

This will be a notable gathering, inasmuch as it will be the 
Twenty-fifth annual Conference — marking a quarter cen- 
tury of Divisional life during which there has been a re- 
markable growth and advance — and inasmuch, also, as it 
so closely precedes the coming Kamea, which already is 
being talked about as likely to exceed the phenomenal 
Kamea of 1905. Full particulars as to plans, hotel, ban- 
quet and all other arrangements will be issued ere long, but 
this warning is given now, and Eastern active and alumni 
chapters are urged to decide at once to appear en masse 
and so help to make the Conference a record-breaker. 

Conference Announcements 197 


The annual conference of the Western Division will be 
held Friday and Saturday, February 22d and 23d, in Chi- 

The first meeting will be convened at the Gamma Alpha 
Chapter House, 560 East 60th Street, at eight o'clock, on 
the evening of the 22d. 

The Saturday session will be held as usual at De Jonghes, 
45 East Monroe Street, and in the evening at the same place 
the Division will celebrate its twenty-first birthday at the 
annual banquet held in conjunction with the monthly ban- 
quet of the Chicago Alumni Chapter. 

EflForts are being made to secure the flower of the silver- 
tongued oratory identified with the Fraternity, in order to 
make the toast list an unusually good one, and the Alumni 
Chapter promises to make this banquet the "Best Ever." 

Every Delta in the vicinity of Chicago is urged to attend 
the business sessions and the banquet for it will cement 
stronger than ever the ties that bind him to Dear Old Delta 



Karnea— Chicago— August— 1907 

"O Deltas, Listen, IMPERIAL CHICAGO Calls." 

Imperial? yes, nothing short of that. Some, visiting us 
for the first time, and viewing our wonderful boulevards and 
parks, have called us the "Dream City." It is a Dream City 
in a way, for it must be remembered that the Chicago of 
to-day is only a little over thirty years of age. I like to 
think that to the Indian chief who selected his camp on what 
was afterwards the site of Fort Dearborn, and later Chicago, 
was given a fleeting glimpse of the glories to be. I like to 
think that he had prophetic vision. Could he have known, 
do you think, that decades later, another Choctow-Pow- 
Wow would be held, differing in that it would be under 
cover of a hotel twelve stories high, the most magnificent 
hostelry in the world, in a city potentially the greatest in the 

It was no small undertaking that we of Chicago assumed 
when we offered ourselves as successors of New York as 
Karnea hosts. The glories of that Karnea are all too recent 
I wish you could all forget them. It would make it a lot 
easier for us. However, I know that for all its excellencies. 
New York can never be quite like Chicago — Chicago with 
its cool lake breezes, its lake-front park, and things. Later 


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on, I am going to tell you all about Chicago and the Audi- 
torium Hotel, and not alone of these. I am going to tell you 
of a lot of deliciously dirty Bohemian places, where the 
broke Delt can buy cheap lunches, and still be distinctly in 
it All of these things are to be revealed unto you. 

We used to have a song which ran "Our Four Fair 
Stars Serenely Shine." No doubt they do. It would never 
do to question the statements of song-makers. It might 
lose us some of our best friends. But from now on, our 
"Four Fair Stars" mean KARNEA— CHICAGO- 
AUGUST — 1907. If it is true that the maxim of tvery 
Irishman is, "If you see a head, hit it," let this be the g^d- 
ing principle of every Delta, "If you see a star, interpret 
it" Until after a certain date next summer, every time you 
see a star, theatrical, celestial, or even a policeman's, just 
whisper to yourself, KARNEA— CHICAGO— AUGUST 

F. W. 

TOO HITCH Under the title "The Record of Phi Kappa 
OF A Psi" a member of that fraternity has pub- 

GOOD lished a spiking book. The well-known 

THING fraternity authority, William Raimond 

Baird, has incisively reviewed the volume 
in the pages of The Beta Theta Pi. To calmly analyze the 
misstatements and inaccuracies of such a work is as un- 
fair as to apply the same test to an advertisement of the 
latest breakfast food. However, there is one paragraph 
under the heading of "Pointers" that we reproduce as the 
text of a few remarks : "Phi Kappa Psi has always been 
noted for the breadth and catholicity of its fraternity 
spirit. Our best friends have always been the 'Barbs,* or 
non-fratemity men." 

The first sentence expresses only what every fraternity 
should be able to claim. But if the following assertion is 
true it would be a case of running a good thing into the 
ground, just as each vice is an exaggeration of its anti- 
pathetical virtue. A fraternity whose best friends are the 
non- fraternity men can not lay any valid claim to being a 
representative, first-class fraternity. Nature is stronger 
than debating school logic or idealism and it is funda- 
mentally true that like will be attracted by like. In the 
very nature of things a fraternity man should find his 
best friends in his own chapter, his next best in his own 
fraternity and his third best in the ranks of fraternity men 
at large. 

Editorials 201 

We state the above truth without any reference to the 
superiority of fraternity or of non-fraternity men. A bull 
terrier and a skye terrier are both good dogs. But each 
has its own points of superiority and one would never 
think of judging the one by the points of the other. But 
the distinction is evident. If it were not there would be 
something radically wrong with the representative of 
cither breed. In the first place, fraternity men are selected 
by a common standard. Each fraternity will have a more 
definite standard and the individual chapter will have a 
still more minute standard. The result is an evenness and 
similarity in the raw material from which the fraternity 
man is manufactured. 

At the start fraternity men and non-fraternity men are 
diflPerentiated by a natural selection with which the fra- 
ternity system and training has no connection. Then fol- 
lows the different viewpoint and influences for each man. 
That the finished products are not distinct would mean a 
contravention of natural laws. There always should re- 
main the broader field of man's brotherhood to man. But 
this does not mean that the fraternity man should find his 
most congenial and closest friendships among non-fra- 
temity men any more than that a Chinaman should logic- 
ally be the friend of natural selection for an Anglo-Saxon. 

A man can be no true fraternity man if he is false to 
"type." But to be a true fraternity man does not mean 
that either the individual or the fraternity should even 
verge on snobbishness or at all disparage the worth or 
manhood of a non-fraternity man. Measured by the 
standards of manhood, strength and ability the "best" 
man is as often found without a fraternity as within. 

A fraternity of the right sort will have such ideals and 
principles that its members will neither look down upon 

202 The Rainbow 

or cater to non-fraternity men. They will give the natural 
genuine tribute to manhood wherever it is found. Still, 
if they are thoroughbreds and their fraternity is a 
true fraternity, with a true fraternity's ideals and stan- 
dards, their most natural friendship and understanding 
will be with fraternity men; as oil mixes with oil more 
readily than with water. 

THE Since our correction in the Greek World 

DIVISION department of the November number of 
SYSTEM The Rainbow of Phi Delta Theta's claim 

to have been the second fraternity to 
adopt the division or province system we 
have been favored with the following additional data : 

"I have had a chance to look up the relative dates of 
establishment of the division system, and find as follows : 
Beta Theta Pi (Baird's Fraternity Studies as authority), 
at the 34th Annual Convention held at Cincinnati, Ohio, 
Dec. 29-31, 1873, the General Secretary, upon his own 
recommendation was ordered to divide the fraternity into 
territorial districts for convenience of administration, and 
to appoint over each district a chief assistant secretary 
who should be under his general direction." 

"Delta Tau Delta, Pittsburg Convention, afternoon 
session, May 7, 1874 ; The committee appointed to divide 
the Fraternity presented the following report: First 
Grand Division; chapters in Pennsylvania, New Jersey 
and New York. Grand chapter at Allegheny. Second 
Grand Division; chapters in West Virginia, Ohio and 
Kentucky; Grand chapter at Bethany. Third Grand 

Editorials 208 

Division ; Chapters in Indiana and Michigan ; Grand chap- 
ter at Hillsdale. Fourth Grand Division; chapters in 
Illinois, Iowa and Missouri. Grand chapter at Lombard. 
This gives Beta Theta Pi about five months priority over 
us. However, inasmuch as there was little chance of our 
knowing what Beta Theta Pi had been doing, it is more 
than likely that the scheme was conceived independently 
on our part. I would like to call attention also to the fact 
that the Beta Theta Pi division was purely an adminis- 
trative measure, not at that time incorporated into their 
organic law, while ours was in the form of a change in the 
constitution, and was embodied in the constitution 
adopted at the '74 convention, and ordered printed by that 
convention. So in reality to us belongs the honor of being 
the first to incorporate the divisional system into our or- 
ganic law." 

AN APPEAL For nearly four years the letter which fol- 
POR lows has been on our desk as a memoran- 

ASSIST- dum reminder. During that time we have 

ANCE made several attempts to comply with the 

writer's request but have never succeeded 
in framing an Editorial we felt satisfied to print. 

In despair we are presenting the letter itself to our 
readers and trust that they will favor us with a sympos- 
ium of opinions on this subject for the March number. It 
is an important matter for the consideration of every fra- 
ternity and it can be approached from any variety of 


"For some time there has been a question in my mind 
with regard to affiliates which I cannot settle and upon 
which I have never seen anything written. Two cases of 

904 TheRainbow 

the character I have in mind have come under my direct 
observation during the past month. For example: Chap- 
ter A receives a transfer, writes to chapter B, from which 
chapter the transfer comes. Chapter B wires in reply, 
'Record bad. Don't affiliate.' 

'The question which troubles me is, is such a situation 
fair to chapters and to the man concerned? In other 
words, if a man is so undesirable as to be repudiated in 
such manner by his own chapter should not that chapter 
have expelled him at once, and thus saved embarassment 
to all parties concerned? If a man is unfit to be given a 
recommendation to a sister chapter is he fit to remain on 
the roll of his own chapter? 

"I think I have made the situation clear. Can you not 
enlighten us on the subject in some one of the coming is- 
sues of The Rainbow^' 

A FRA- Short stories of a fraternity character are 

TERNITY sometimes printed by our contemporaries 
STORY of the Greek press and a few years ago we 

CONTEST reproduced in The Rainbow an excellent 

fraternity story from a certain college's 
collection of stories. We have often wished we had more 
material of this sort for the pages of The Rainbow and in 
hopes of securing the same the Editor offers a prize of a 
gold Delt watch fob for the best original fraternity story 
submitted to him before April 1, 1907. 

Some fraternity truths can be brought out with more 
effectiveness in a short story than is possible by any 
other medium. We hope our brothers will supply us with 
a goodly number of available short stories of a fraternity 
interest or bearing. 

Editorials 206 

The only conditions of this contest are : 

1. Manuscripts must be mailed the Editor not later 
than April 1, 1907. 

2. Write on one side of the paper only. 

3. Sig^ story with a fictitious name and enclose real 
name and address in an envelope bearing this fictitious 
name. This is for purposes of impartial judging. Stories 
will be published over writer's real name unless we are 
otherwise instructed. 

4. The stories will be judged and prize awarded by 
Brother Wieland and two other persons, not necessarily 
Delts, of his selection. 

5. The prize story will be published in the June num- 
ber of The Rainbow. 

We should feel surprised and almost disappointed if a 
number of The Rainbow were to appear without some 
typographical errors. In general, we do not use up space 
by apologies for such slips. But in the November num- 
ber there are some mistakes we would call our readers' 
attention to for the sake of accuracy. 

There is a confusion in the chapter letters of Beta Phi 
and Beta Psi due to an interchange of the forms. The 
continuation of Beta Phi's letter is on page 81 and that of 
Beta Psi on page 84. On page 128 of "The Delta Alumni" 
department the notes credited to Beta Mu belong to Beta 
Nu. The other errors are of the usual sort and not of so 
much importance ; except that in the Fraternity Directory 
Beta Phi, Ohio State University, is listed as Beta Theta. 




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Since our last letter to The Rainbow, Alpha has steadily 
kept on in the course of prosperity that has marked her for 
the past year. Alpha now occupies a p(J$ition in the college 
community here that is better than she has ever held before. 
Our men are in all the positions of honor and trust in the 
college and we intend to continue in the same way. A 
few years ago, a common complaint in the college was that 
we were too exclusive and too much bound up in ourselves. 
Now, however, there is scarcely a college movement com- 
plete without Delta Tau being one of the leaders. For in- 
stance, the recent organization of the "Society of Applied 
Science" was almost directly due to our men. This society, 
which is organized mainly for the benefit of the engineers, 
fills a long felt want in college circles. 

We take great pleasure in announcing our latest pledge, 
Ralph E. Cole, of Andover, O., who played excellent ball at 
center in our eleven this fall. 

The Kaldron, Allegheny's annual, will be in charge this 
year of Bro. Russel as editor, and Bro. Cappean as assistant. 
Under their direction we expect The Kaldron of 1907 to be 
the best in the history of the college. Bro. Russel has also 
been elected as president of the Junior Qass. 

Our mid-winter initiation will occur about January 7 or 
8. We expect, in addition to the initiation of two freshmen, 
to give the famous old Choctaw Degree, which Alpha alone 

208 The Rainbow 

gives. There will be a great gathering of bucks and braves 
to smoke the peace pipe around the council fires of the Choc- 

On January lo, Allegheny plays her first basket-ball game 
with Oberlin. We have excellent prospects for a team here 
this year, and confidently expect that we are going to win 
all our games. Bro. Baker at forward is astonishing every- 
one by his marvelous work in shooting baskets. He will 
undoubtedly be the star of the team. Bro. Russel, of last 
year's team, and Bros. Stockton and Philips are also candi- 
dates for Varsity positions. 

While our football here this fall was not a success in the 
way of winning games, yet all seem satisfied that our team 
put up a good fight, wherever it went We were beaten 
simply because we were outclassed. 

We have an ideal place here for entertaining any Delt who 
visits Meadville and our house is always open. You cannot 
call on us too often to suit us. Alpha sends her best wishes 
to all her sister chapters. O. H. Houser. 


The football season is over and we have made an excel- 
lent record. Beta was represented by two men on the teanu 
Now our attention is called to the realms of study, as the 
Christmas examinations are nearly upon us. 

We have added two new men to our fold this term. We 
take great pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity at large, 
Melville Elyar, of Waverly, Ohio, and Wilson Welch, of 
Charleston, W. Va. 

Bros. Douglas and Carr had the pleasure of calling on 
our Beta Phi brothers at the time of the Wooster-O. S. U. 

The Delta Chapters 209 

We held an informal chafing dish party at the House on 
the evening of November 9. A jolly, good time was experi- 
enced by those present 

Bro. Hawk recently had the pleasure of being elected to 
the Science Qub. This gives us a representation of three on 
fte Qub. 

We wish to extend a hearty invitation to any Delts who 
may have the pleasure of visiting Athens to look us up. 
The latch-string is always out at 30 N. College Street. 

Frank B. Gullum. 

GAMMA— iVo Letter. 


The November Rainbow found Delta enthusiastic over 
her pledgemen. Shortly after the date of its issue we in- 
itiated these promising recruits for Deltaism and wish to 
present to the Delta Tau Delta World their new brothers. 
Bro. John M. Wright, Jr., who hails from Detroit, Michigan, 
was the first to accept the offer to be one of us, and has 
entered the engineering department. Frank H. Linthicum 
came in the line and also hopes to be an engineer. Bro. 
Linthicum's home is in Washington, D. C. Our next victim 
was Raymond W. Harding, who comes from Elmira, N. Y., 
and who also wears the yellow button of the fresh engineer. 
A lawyer came next in the form of William R. Swissler, 
from Chicago. Bro. Joseph H. Roberts, who lives in St. 
Joseph, Mo., has also joined the engineering corps. An- 
other lawyer from St. Joseph, Mo., has added to our records 
the name of Herbert A. Owen, Jr. John M. Mulholland, Jr., 
of Pittson, Pa., will also pound iron in the forge of the engi- 
neering department. Roy. E. Wiant, of Marion, Ohio, our 

210 The Rainbow 

only lit., brings our list of freshmen to a close. Deltas, greet 
your new brothers ! 

The initiation was held early on the evening of November 
3d, and lasted only till 10.30 p. m., when the entire chapter 
and a good crowd of alumni united in a banquet in honor of 
the new men. It was a banquet long to be remembered by 
those present. The hearty good fellowship which was so 
manifest between the alumni and the actives was good to 
see. Incidentally the date of our initiation coincided with 
that of the Vanderbilt-Michigan game, so it was our good 
fortune to have a member of the Vanderbilt team with us, 
Bro. Stone. 

Owing to the abolishment of the so-called all-fresh foot- 
ball team the interclass series has added to it the teams of 
each freshman class. Of our five fresh engineers, four 
played on their class team. The '10 engineers won the 
class championship of the university and Delta holds her 
four freshmen directly responsible, but to say the least we 
are proud of them. 

Bro. Ferris N. Smith, who was with us when we started 
school this fall, was compelled to go West the 9th of No- 
vember. Bro. Smith was a strong man both in the chapter 
and in college, and Delta feels appreciably weakened at hav- 
ing lost him but still is hoping to have him back next fall, 
when he expects to return to his work in the medical de» 
partment. Bro. Smith was a '07 lit and a '09 medic 

Possibly after what was said about our football prospects in 
the last Rainbow, a few words of explanation are in order. 
Dope may only be depended upon when the teams in ques- 
tion remain reasonably constant. By dope Michigan would 
have beaten Pensy, but the team was anything but constant 
for this, our most important game. Most all the readers of 
the Rainbow heard, no doubt, of the crippled condition with 

The Delta Chapters 211 

which we went into that game, but when it is known that al- 
most every play was centered around Captain Curtis, and 
that a man had to take his place who had never even played 
that position in a scrimmage, it is only reasonable to ac- 
knowledge that seventeen points was not so bad after all. 

The result of the meeting of the Western Conference, 
which was held on December ist, might be interesting to 
know. The changes in the reformed rules were chiefly as 
follows : 

Playing schedule extended from five to seven games. 

Retroactive features of the three year rule eliminated. 

All students entering college before September i, 1906, 
shall be eligible to play four years. 

Football practice in the fall shall start not earlier than 
September 20th. 

No intercollegiate freshmen games shall be permitted. 
These changes seem somewhat encouraging, but here's 

With best wishes to the sister chapters. 

Roger W. Angstman. 


In beginning this letter to The Rainbow, Epsilon offers 
to her sister chapters greetings and best wishes for a most 
successful year. Just at present, all of Epsilon's men are 
looking forward to the term examinations and the Christmas 

Since our last letter was written, Epsilon has initiated 
Kenneth HoUinshead, Laurence Foster and Clifford Knick- 
erbocker into the mysterious ways of Delta Tau Delta. At 
the beginning of the winter term four more of our pledges 
will answer to the call of "brother." 

312 The Rainbow 

Albion's football team came through the season in good 
shape. Two Deltas were awarded their "A," and of these 
men, George Jillson and Bro. Hayes, we are truly proud, 
for they have done great work on the team. We are glad 
to say that Bro. Hayes, who has starred at left half for two 
years, has been unanimously chosen captain of the football 
team for next year. At present everybody is looking 
forward to the coming basketball season. Bro. Hollinshead, 
who will captain the team this winter, will soon issue a call 
for the first practice. 

During the last few days we have been visited by several 
Alumni. Bros. Lloyd and Glen Knickerbocker are home 
for the Thanksgiving vacation. Bro. Don White came over 
from Jackson the other evening and, as he usually does, 
helped to keep things lively for a while. Bros. Loud, of 
Albion, and Allen, of Tekousha, also called upon us at the 
chapter rooms during the past week. 

In this letter Epsilon wishes to tell her sister chapters that 
all of her men enjoy their Rainbow letters very, very much. 
We surely think that the last Rainbow was exceedingly 
good and full of information from the entire Delta world. 
In the next letter Epsilon wishes to report the visits of 
brothers from sister chapters, so come and see us; we are 
always glad to see you. In conclusion, Epsilon wishes the 
best of everything for all her sister chapters. 

Relis E. Barr. 


Zeta Chapter wishes to introduce to the Fraternity at 
large Bros. Milton C. Portmann, of Jackson, Minn. ; Dwight 
De Werse, of Canton, O.; P. Webb Elliott, of Warren, 
Ohio ; Robert G. Herman and Lewis W. Comstock, both of 

The Ddta Chapters 218 

Qeveland. We held our iniatiation on October 27th and 
had several brothers with us who are well known by most 
of the Chapters. Bros. J. S. Lowe, R. Robinsin, Alpha '62, 
and Stuart Maclean, Beta Theta '94, were with us. Bro. 
Lowe is a founder of the Fraternity and Bro. Robinson was 
at one time the only active Delta, and told us how he held 
an initiation on a hillside, initiating one man by himself. 

Owing to football, other events at Zeta are few. Bros. 
S. C. Lind '08 and U. V. Portmann '09 were on the Varsity 
team which defeated Case School of Applied Science on 
Thanksgiving Day, for the first time in five years. Bros. P. 
Webb Elliott '10 is on the Mandolin Club and Bro. U. V. 
Portmann on the Glee Club. 

Zeta's doors are always open to visiting Deltas. When 
in Cleveland a Euclid Avenue car will take you nearly to 
our door. 

Urs V. Portmann. 


The present year promises to be one of the best ever 
enjoyed by the college. The attendance has been unusually 
large and interest is not flagging. The pledges of the chap- 
ter are proving themselves worthy in every way and will 
make loyal brothers in our Fraternity. Our regular fall 
initiation was held Deceamben 15 and the following were 
introduced to the Delt goat: L. P. Holliday, Bear Lake, 
Mich. ; C. H. Ranney, and D. B. Whelan, of Hillsdale, all 
members of the freshman class. We take great pleasure in 
introducing them to the general Fraternity. Whelan is a 
brother of J. B. Whelan, Kappa '03. 

Social affairs are few and far between this year, the 
ten o'clock dosing rule having killed the sleigh and straw 

214 The Rainbow 

rides into the country and put a damper on the receptions. 
As a result the chapter has as yet held no parties, but is plan- 
ning a series for the winter and spring terms. 

Bros. Main, Willoughby and Ranney and Pledge Watkins 
received the block "H" for their work on the gridiron this 
fall. Three of the brothers will probably make good on the 
basketball team and we will be well represented in baseball 
and track next spring. Bro. Coldren is president of the 
Athletic Association and Bro. Main of the Y. M. C. A. 

The football season was not a success in the matter of 
winning games, but when one considers and realizes the 
conditions here, but little else could have been expected 
after the way things have gone for the past six or seven 
years. Boone worked hard with the team and there is no 
fault found with his coaching. Boone has decided to stay 
next year and try to wipe out the sting of defeat. 

A. A. Willoughby. 

LAMBDA— //o Letter. 


The initiation of worthy men into the brotherhood of 
Delta Tau Delta is in itself an event of consequence When 
such an occasion is graced by forty members of the Fratern- 
ity, representing seven different chapters, it is more than ordi- 
nary, especially if Sherman Arter and Stuart Maclean be 
included in the list; and they were, very much. After the 
ceremony, which acquainted W. J. Blakely, R. B. Austin and 
G. S. Battelle, all of the class of '10, with the mysteries of 
Delta Tau was over and the menu had received proper 
attention, the real feast of the evening began, as the follow- 
ing toasts were responded to: "Pride of Ancestry," Shcr- 

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nan Arter, Zeta '86, Qeveland ; "The Making of a Delt," 
C M. McConnell, '07 ; "Just Out of College" H. M. Crow, 
Mu '06 ; "Looking Backward" C. A. Rosser '99 ; "The Light 
•f the Crescent," Stuart Maclean, Beta Theta '97. 

As Bro. Rickey, toastmaster for the evening, said, it was 
fitting that Sherman Arter should be first because of his 
reputation for starting things. He did. He said several 
nice things about Mu and many about Delta Tau, and what 
they should mean to us. Bro. McConnell, who followed, 
gave the process of making a Delt, working in several witty 
references to incidents in a specific case with which he was 
well acquainted. H. M. Crow and C. A. Rosser demon- 
strated that there were men out of college as good Delts as 
their "active" brethren, and that Delta Tau has a place 
in the big wide world. The climax was reached in Stuart 
Maclean. The man who heard "The Light of the Crescent," 
and has not a deeper love for Delta Tau Delta, a fitter con- 
ception of his duty and a fuller realization of his privilege, 
does not exist. After all these were over, Stuart Maclean 
from the new song book (W. L. McKay, 409 Pearl Street, 
N. Y., $1.10 post paid) started "Wah-ne-hee," and Sherman 
Arter led the crowd through the house, and, according to 
tradition, brought it to a close with a whoopla on the porch. 

Then everybody went inside and Maclean and Arter 
held a"fanning bee," telling us a great many things we didn't 
know, some of which should, and a few which should not, 
appear in the Fraternity history. At a horrible hour for 
Saturday night at a Methodist institution, we went to bed, 
some of us. To the occupants of the room adjoining that of 
Arter and Maclean this does not apply. 

Sunday morning (after church) we presented Bro. San- 
ford with a beautiful Delta Tau bracelet we took from a 

218 The Rainbow 


Rushing^ season at Omicron, this year was conducted in 
the usual manner, but was not closed until rather late in 
the fall. Our pledges, eight in number, have, witJi the 
exception of one, been initiated, and are now active brother 

Omicron, of Delta Tau Delta, is now the only fraternity 
of this university owning its own chapter house; our one 
rival in this respect having lost theirs during the preceding 
year. During the summer months and early in the fall num- 
erous improvements, such as painting the exterior, as well as 
parts of the interior, laying of new cement sidewalks along 
both sides of the lawn, and the addition of furnishings, 
have added much to the appearance and convenience of our 

One of the principal social events of our year, up to date, 
was our Hallowe'en party. To keep our reputation of giv- 
ing the best fraternity parties in the city everyone did his 
best in the way of decorating the house, and from the jolly 
good time which our guests seemed to have had, we decided 
that our efforts had been appreciated. 

The football game, which was played between Iowa and 
Ames on the Iowa field, the Saturday before Thanksgiving 
for State championship, seemed to call for a reunion of the 
old Iowa students, and we were favored by visits from some 
fifteen or twenty of our old alumni, some of whom had not 
been back for years. Much spirit was aroused at this re- 
union of alumni member, and we are always glad to have 
them favor us with a visit, or be able to entertain any of 
our brother Deltas, who may happen our way. 

Philip P. Phillips. 

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Pi comes on, still small in numbers, but still a'coming. 
Wc opened this year with all our old men returned and take 
pleasure in introducing into the Fraternity Bro. J. S. Bell, 
of Columbus, Miss. Pi is stronger now than she has been 
in the last four years, and we feel sure that she has entirely 
recovered from her almost annihilated state of '03-'04. 

Lately Pi has been honored by the visit of a good number 
of the alumni — including Bros. W. D. Myers, Thomas Fin- 
ley, Fort Daniels, Percy Anderson and H. H. Rather. 

The football season is almost over now and it may be said 
that Mississippi has had a successful season, as they have 
won a majority of their games. The final game comes on 
Thanksgiving with the Mississippi A. and M. College, which 
game decides the championship of Mississippi and Louisi- 

Pi sends a hearty greeting to all Deltas and wishes a suc- 
cessful year to all. 

Jno. B. Perkins. 


The chapter's chief interest at present is centered in 
watching the erection of its new house. The outside is 
practically finished and the workmen are now concentrating 
tfieir efforts on the interior. From a beauty standpoint it 
looks as if the highly colored picture which Bro. Ludlow, 
Ac architect, sent us would be surpassed. The large open 
fireplace in the dining room is completed and is most 
certainly an admirable piece of work, while the other two 
in the library and billiard room are nearing that stage and 
promise to be all that is expected of them. A hot water 

220 The Rainbow 

system is being installed for the heating, and electricity is 
to be used throughout for the lighting. On November 10, 
the chapter held an initiation, and takes g^eat pleasure in 
introducing to the Delta world Bros. Potter and Street, 
both of the freshman class. 

The work at the Institute has been going on regularly 
and smoothly, except for one or two class wrangles, which 
undoubtedly will soon be settled. The football team 
started with what promised to a most successful season, 
and would have attained that record if an element of ill- 
luck and one bad slump had not marred the final result 
The prospects for a team next year are exceedingly bright, 
as only two men are to leave, and good material promises to 
be plentiful. 



We have initiated seven men during this term, and have 
one affiliate from the Columbia Chapter. 

It gives me pleasure to introduce to my Delta brothers the 
following new brothers: William H. Moore, Glens Falls, 
N. Y. ; Roderick J. Gillis, Carbondale, Pa. ; Enoch W. Filer, 
Mercer, Pa.; John P. Clark, Rennselaer, N. Y. ; Josq>h 
C. Ocker, York, Pa. ; Gardner E. Mackenzie, New Rochellc, 
N. Y. ; Albert A. Baker, Antrim, New Hampshire. These 
bring our total number of active members up to twenty-one. 

Our 27th Anniversary Banquet was held on the 24th of 
November and all had lots of fun. 

We are thinking and talking "House" to ourselves, now, 
and we hope that we will have things in shape by the next 
Rainbow so that we can show what we are doing. 

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We had several of the Alumni present at the banquet and 
tfiey are all willing to help us succeed. 

John M. Kerr. 


Washington and Lee has just concluded what has been 
perhaps the most successful football season of her history. 
By defeating the strong team from St John's Coll^^, 
Maryland, 15 to 0; by tying our old rivals, A. & M., of 
North Carolina, 4 to 4, this team having been regarded as 
one of the strongest in the South ; and by playing the power- 
ful Georgetown University eleven to the tight score of 
5 to 6, the Varsity has established itself as an important 
factor in Southern football. The season came to an abrupt 
end, however, before the team's real strength had been 
demonstrated. Efforts were made to get games with Uni- 
versity of North Carolina, Swarthmore, University of Vir- 
ginia and others of the larger institutions, but without suc- 

Bro. Jackson did good work at end, especially in the 
(Jeorgetown game, but was forced, on account of his work, 
to give up early in the season his chance of winning a 

The Thanksgiving festivities were unusually gay this 
year. Chapter Phi contributed a very pleasant addition to 
them in the form of a tea, given in our chapter house 
Thanksgiving afternoon. On that day, from five to seven, 
about sixty guests were entertained and a very delightful 
evening spent Thanks to the very kind assistance of 
friends the house was very attractively arranged and decor- 
ated for the occasion. 

We had expected to have several of the old fellows with 

222 The Rainbow 

us at this time, but only Bro. J. J. Chafee, of Augusta, Ga,, 
failed to disappoint us. He remained with us about a week. 

Since last writing Bros. Boise, Barker, Hoge and Carpen- 
ter have very materially aided us. Without such assistance 
from the alumni we would find it very difficult indeed t* 
get along. 

The chapter is in the best possible condition — ^internally, 
at least Absolute harmony prevails and all are imbued 
with the proper Delta spirit United as we are in such a 
close fraternal bond we cannot but believe that success will 
in the end crown our efforts. 

Let all Deltas who come our way feel assured of a cordial 

W. K. Ramsey, Ja. 


The members of Chi returned to the "Hill" with a very 
dismal outlook before them. The usual rush and excite- 
ment which accompanies the opening of college was more 
strenuous than ever before, because the incoming class was 
reported very small, and Old Kenyon, our dormitory, was 
being renovated, forcing three fraternities from their 
former homes. Chi emerged from the struggle with flying 

We managed to get the best house in this vicinity and 
two men of whom we are justly proud. Our present home 
is a beautiful thirteen room house nestling in a grove of 
pines. It is very conveniently located and is looked upon 
with envy by our rivals Alpha Delta Phi, Psi Upsilon, Beta 
Theta Pi and Delta Kappa Epsilon. We will probably be 
in the house two years. 

Initiation was held in our "lodge in the woods," where 

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Harold M. Barber and Marquis K. Rankin, both from 
Culver Military School, were introduced to Deltaism. Bros. 
Eberth and Brandon, of Chi ; Austin, of Mu, and Hines, of 
Nu, were with us for the occasion. Although we got but 
two new men from the freshman class, we feel that we have 
drawn a prize. They are both members of the Mandolin 
and Glee Qub. One of them is president of his class. 

Of last year's chapter we have Bros. Eddy, Melvin South- 
warth and Marsh, of '07 ; Piatt '08, Lord, Jackson, George 
Southwarth and Brigman, of '09. Bro. Walcott, '08, has 
taken up his father's business. Bro. Dow is studying vocal 
work in New York. Bro. Edward Southwarth, who was 
compelled to leave college because of poor health, is in 
California, but will resume his studies after Christmas. 
William Jones, one of our pledgers, who is attending the 
preparatory school at Washington and Jefferson, also ex- 
pects to enter Kenyon at the beginning of the second semes- 
ter. We are represented by four men on the football team. 
One of us is manager of the basketball team; another is 
baseball manager. With such a past record, we feel that 
Chi is destined to again be the leader on "the Hill." 

Mu, Beta Phi and Chi still stretch out their arms, form- 
ing the same old "triangle" of fraternal friendship. Let no 
Delt get within its bounds unless he calls upon at least 
one of the three sisters. Chi is always prepared to give a 
hearty welcome to all comers. Lemuel R. Brigman. 


A great many things have happened here at Pennsylvania 
since the opening of college, both in university and fra- 
ternity affairs. 

On Thanksgiving Day our football team finished a glori- 

224 The Rainbow 

ous and wonderful season, the more glorious because the 
team rallied after defeats by Swarthmore and the Indians, 
and, showing its true colors, not only decisively defeated 
Yost's plucky Michigan University eleven, but played tfie 
Cornell team to a standstill in what was undoubtedly tfie 
most keenly-contested inter-coll^ate game of the season — 
a wonderful season because of the magnificent defence our 
team displayed at all times. It was this defence which held 
the much-vaunted and powerful Cornell attack for two 
yards in six rushes within Pennsylvania's three yard line, 
and prevented the score which would have lost us the game. 
Pennsylvanians are just as proud of their 1906 team as of 
the champion elevens of 1904 and 1905. 

Our initiation and banquet were a great success, made 
more so by the presence of Bro. Wells and Bro. "Sunny 
Jim" Wakefield, who arrived from Pittsburg unexpectedly, 
but in time to help us celebrate the initiation and his ar- 

We are particularly proud of our eight freshmen. Be- 
sides the men mentioned in our last letter, we take g^eat 
pride in announcing the initiation of John Griffith Maguire, 
of Wayne, Pa., and the affiliation of Bro. Harold Landis, a 
loyal Delt from Beta Nu. 

Omega plans to keep in closer touch with her alumni by 
a series of smokers with them at the chapter house. The 
first of these was very successful. Our alumni have al- 
ways been a great help to us, and when we are with them, 
as well as now, we intend to keep up the good work. 

This year a "Junior Week" was inaugurated at Pennsyl- 
vania, and was so successful that its permanent establish- 
ment is assured. A theatre-party, class and club dances, 
inter-class football and fraternity teas combined with other 
festivities to make the week a memorable one. 

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The musical dubs arc hard at work for their January 
trip, which is to be quite extensive, including concerts at 
Wheeling, W. Va., Kttsburg and Erie, Pa., Buffalo, Roches- 
ter, and a joint-concert with the Cornell musical clubs at 
Ithaca, N. Y. Omega is well represented by four brothers 
in the musical clubs, as well as in the other college activities. 

We enjoyed the visit of a number of brothers from Beta 
Omicron, who came down to see the Q)mell-Penn game on 
Thanksgiving Day, but we did not bet our chapter house 
against theirs, because, as one of the Cornell Delts said: 
"You need yours, and we may need ours \" 

As a matter of fact, though, our home here at Omega 
belongs to all the Delts, so when you come to Philadelphia, 
drop in and help us enjoy it 

C. W. Rodman. 


The rush is all over now and we are busy making ar- 
rangements for the convention of the Northern Division, 
which meets here in February. For a long time we have 
been trying to get you brother Delts to come and take a 
look at our new house. Now, you will have to come, if you 
want to attend the biggest and best Northern Conference 
of Delta Tau Delta ever held, and you must come in order 
to make it the biggest and best. Our facilities for entertain- 
ment are meagre, but we are going on the theory that where 
a bunch of Delts are gathered together no other enter- 
tainment is necessary. 

Since our last letter Bro. Eugene Tappy, '07, has re- 
turned to school. We missed his help in the rush but are 
thankful to have him with us now. Bro. Cole has added 
more honors to himself and the Fraternity by winning the 

326 The Rainbow 

Hamilton Club contest at Indiana. Bro. McAtee has also 
helped by gaining a place on the Law School Debating 
team. Bro. Lewis gave proof of his good scholarship by 
making the legal fraternity of Phi Delta Phi. 

During the past term we have had the pleasure of enter- 
taining two good and loyal Delts, Bro. J. N. Estabrook, Iota 
'88, whom we have adopted, and Bro. Wm. A. Reed, '98, 
who is home for a few months from the Philippines. Bro. 
Estabrook is now located at Indianapolis and has promised 
to be with us often. Bro. Reed has returned to his duties 
in the Far East but we know that he is with us in spirit. 

On Tuesday, November 27, Bro. Noble T. Praigg, ex '07, 
was married to Miss Katherine Blakely, a prominent mem- 
ber of Pi Beta Phi and ex-president of Kappa, Kappa, 
Kappa. Bro. Praigg could not resist the example of our 
esteemed president, Tom Buell, and we were powerless to 
keep him from taking the awful step, so did the next best 
thing, which was to send the happy couple on their way re- 
joicing. About the same date Bro. Howard Jackson, ex '09, 
succumbed to the charms of Miss Vera Dickenson, of Ango- 
la, Ind., and was quietly married. 

At the time of the Annual Chicago-Indiana football game 
we enjoyed the hospitality of Gamma Alpha Chapter. We 
not only ask the Chicago brothers in particular, but evety 
Delt in the world, to give us a visit. Remember the North- 
ern Conference in February, at Bloomington, Indiana. 

Henry S. Bailey. 


Since our last letter, one of Beta Beta's energetic mcH 
has been called by his Maker. In the sudden death of 
Edgar C. Bean, ex '08, Chrisney, Ind., we have lost a kind. 

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true Delta brother, a young man held in high regard by his 

By this time everything is moving along at De Pauw in 
tiie regular way; everyone is busy. The Varsity football 
team has sprung several surprises on the gridiron this sea- 
son. By winning her last game of the season, 19 — 0, over 
Miami (O.), De Pauw holds the secondary championship 
of Indiana. De Pauw also has the unique distinction of 
having piled up the largest football score of the season in 
the United States, that of 81-6, in her first game, with 

Bro. Tucker throughout the season has played a sensa- 
tional game and is considered one of the best ends in the 
West. His star playing has won for him many admirers. 
For his faithful and energetic work he has been elected, by 
an almost unanimous vote, captain of the football team for 
next season. He is also captain of the '07 track team and of 
the '07 baseball team. 

Bro. Mote, as editor-in-chief of The De Pauzv, is con- 
ducting the paper in a creditable manner, having won for 
the college sheet much support. A beautiful 32-page edition 
was put out Thanksgiving. Bro. Mote won first place in the 
Senior- Junior debate. Bro. Markin was elected president 
of the Student Preachers' Association, one of the new or- 
ders in the institution. Bro. Earhart has made a good 
record on the Varsity football team and will be given his D. 

We have been favored with visits from several of the 
alumni for which we are grateful and, to use the old ex- 
pression, "Our latch-string always hangs out." Among 
tfiose who have visited us are: Bros. Will P. Voliva and 
Larz A. Whitcomb, of Indianapolis, Ind. ; Bro. Max Ehr- 
mann, of Terre Haute, Ind. ; Bro. A. H. Hays, Crawfords- 

228 The Rainbow 

ville, Ind.; Bros. Bailey and Rhue, of Beta Alpha; Bros. 
Holloway, Huggins and Bamett, of Beta Zeta. 

Bro. Archibald H. Maurer, '06, is professor of chemistry 
and physical science in Kemper Military School, Boone- 
ville, Mo. 

Bro. C. C. Coleman, '05, is superintendant of the dty 
schools of Qinton, Indiana. 

Bro. Oscar E. Allison, '06, is now a member of the In- 
diana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

In closing, we extend our best wishes to all of our sister 

Jesse T. Ruley. 


As this letter is being written. Beta Gamma Delts are en- 
joying a brief Thanksgiving recess. Most of the fellows 
are spending vacation at home, but a few who live quite a 
distance from Madison, will eat their turkey dinner in the 
chapter house. 

On October 21st, our annual fall initiation took place, 
eight men going through the "mill." The banquet which 
followed was held at the house and went through with rous- 
ing spirit. Among out of town guests was Bro. Weiland, 
who came up from Chicago to act as toastmaster, which 
service he performed in his usual brilliant style. 

Since the above occasion, we have pledged Mr. Everett 
Tawney, of Winona, Minn., the son of the well known Con- 
gressman, and he will be initiated shortly. In addition, we 
have several men pledged who will enter in February. 
With the absence of Bro. Price, who left college to take up 
work in the Price Cereal Food Co., the chapter now num- 

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bcrs twenty-one actives, which is about the average among 
Wisconsin fraternities. 

Reform in social affairs, which is generally prevalent in 
most all institutions at present, reached its height when the 
faculty voted to cut the price of admission to the Junior 
Prom, the grand social event of the year, from six to three 
dollars. This, in addition to several other drastic measures 
which it is said are to be directed against fraternity house 
parties, has caused considerable bad feeling between the 
faculty and students. However, it is hoped that some defin- 
ite agreement can be entered into by both student and fac- 
ulty whereby house parties may be regelated in a satis- 
factory manner to all concerned. 

The football season just ended was a complete success as 
far as victories are concerned. The team was light but 
fast and full of Wisconsin fighting spirit, going through 
the schedule without a single defeat. Next year, in all prob- 
ability, a game with either Minnesota or Chicago will be ar- 

In student affairs, Beta Gamma men are quite active. 
The chapter is represented by two men in the Sophomore 
society, while nearly every upper classman belongs to one 
of the Junior and Senior societies. Bros. Pease and An- 
thony were elected to Tau Delta Pi, the engineering fra- 
ternity, composed of those highest in scholarship. Bro. 
Anthony is also a member of the honorary chemical fra- 
ternity. Bro. Rehm is on the Mandolin Club; Bro. "Bob" 
Orr was appointed on the Junior Prom Reception Com- 
mittee; Bro. "Hal" Week is chairman of the Senior Swing 
Out Committee, and two of the freshmen, Bros. "Pop" 
Amen and "Deke" Spalding report for the Daily Cardinal, 

"Walt" Darling, "Dago" Barker, and "Les" Luder drop 
in occasionally for a short visit and also "Pat" Grimmer and 

230 The Rainbow 

"Artie" Grindell, of the older boys. In closing, a prosper- 
ous New Year to all our chapters is Beta Ganuna's wish. 

Walter A. Rehh. 


Since out: last appearance in the Rainbow we have con- 
ducted into the mysteries of Delta Tau the following broth- 
ers: Ottis Wesley, of Atlanta, and Bates of MiUen, Ga., 
both of the class of 1910. 

Emory College is now enjo)ring a successful year. Her 
attendance is above the usual and so the status of the fra- 
ternities grows, naturally, with the health of their insti- 

Our college annual was overthrown some years ago by 
the bitterness of non-fraternity men toward printing fra- 
ternity news and photographs, thus, you see, the relations 
between Greeks and Barbs were serious. We have now 
compromised with this foolish opposition and this year will 
publish the once fallen Zodiac under the new name of 

Although the non-fraternity men call mass-meetings, etc., 
they have not been known to be organized into an order; 
we hear from quarters which we cannot credit without in- 
vestigation, that there has been a distinct and exclusive 
organization of these fellows formed. That these men 
should disfavor elective and exclusive bodies of students 
like that of the fraternity, and yet themselves, when oppor- 
tunity presents itself, form an order of the kind of their 
own, seems to us to be an inconsistency. 

Beta Epsilon's men are settled down to work in good 
fashion and hence we have no especial news except that all 



The Delta Chapters 231 

are well, lively and happy, mostly living in the same house 
m close association. 

Our nearness to Atlanta leads us to again notify all 
straying brothers who come near that city that our doors 
are open to them. Come to see us. 

C. A. Cotter. 


Since sending the last Rainbow letter we have initiated 
our pledges, Everett Schofield and Ray Bonsib. Probably 
the event most interesting to Beta Zeta was the visit of Bro. 
Horace Russell, '05, who had been one of our most popular 
students. His visit was the occasion of three dances, one 
given by the active chapter, one by the Indianapolis alumni, 
and a third by the Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Horace is now 
dty editor on a dail paper at Amarillo, Texas. 

As the result of much petitioning on the part of the 
student body, the faculty has consented to inter-collegiate 
basketball. This partly annuls the action of the faculty 
last year, abolishing all inter-collegiate athletics. Bros. 
Chester Bamett and Ben Huggins, two of our basketball 
players, will return next term, and we have great hopes 
of Ben making the team, since he played forward on the 
Varsity team last year. We still have four members in 
the Philokurian Literary Society (the only literary society 
in the college), two of them holding the offices of president 
and vice-president The president of the Junior Class is 
also one of us. 

The new endowment fund, under the businesslike man- 
agement of Bro. T. C. Howe, continues to grow and but 
$75,000 of the $250,000 remains to be subscribed. We are 
building great hopes on the success of this movement, 

232 The Rainbow 

which means the future welfare of Beta Zeta also, and 
possibly the realization of our vision of a chapter house. 
The latter had been considered as a probability last 3rear, 
with the large number we had in the chapter, but with the 
comparatively small chapter of this year, our house has 
again receded into the dim though hopeful future. The 
chapter house fund has been started and will be kept going, 
even though its growth be slow. 

We have this year been showing greater appreciation of a 
privilege which may have been slightly overlooked in the 
past — the privilege of meeting with the Indianapolis Alumni 
Association ; and at their last monthly luncheon, held at the 
Commercial Qub, Beta Zeta was present in a body. We 
are also generally favored by having three or four of the 
alumni present at our meetings, and are often helped by 
their experience in handling difficult questions which come 
before the chapter. 

Sigma Delta Theta, a local sorority which was started 
two years ago, has been granted a charter by the Kappa 
Alpha Theta Sorority. They started out with a fine bunch 
of girls and their future looks bright. 

Qosing, we wish a Happy New Year to all chapters — 
a year full of "doing." 

Mallie J. Murphy. 


Our formal initiation and annual banquet took place 
October twentieth at the West Hotel. Twelve new Delts 
sat around the festive board. They were Joseph Maginnis, 
John Monaghan and Edward Fwini, of Duluth; Walter 
Wieland, Howard Ingersoll and Will McGinnis, of Brain- 
erd, Minn ; Rupert Hauser, of St. Paul ; Robert Cobb, Gail 

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Montgomery, Donald Brewster, Hadwin Bamey and Nat 
Frykman, of Minneapolis. 

Among the college activities of the fall season football has 
held first place without any opposition. With the excep- 
tion of the Carlisle game Minnesota had a very successful 
season. The spirit and enthusiasm shown by the students 
this year was of the highest order and had much to do 
with bringing victory to Minnesota at Chicago. Two thou- 
sand students were at the train to give the team a send-off. 
When they returned with the title of Western Champions 
everybody in college met them at the station. A grand 
inarch was started through the city with the members of the 
team on a brake and the U. of M. band leading the pro- 
cession. The celebration ended on the campus with a big 
mass meeting and speeches. 

Since the burning of old Main Hall there have hardly 
been enough recitation rooms to supply the demand. But 
with the completion of the new Main Hall and another 
medical building the crowded condition at the University 
will be completely relieved. Alice Shevlin Hall, a building 
to be used as a gathering place for the young ladies, con- 
taining lunch room, study rooms, etc., has been finished. 
Phi Psi has broken ground for a new chapter house on 
University avenue just opposite the campus. Two or three 
other fraternities are planning on building soon. 

We extend a hearty invitation to all Delts who come our 
way to drop in and stick around awhile. 

A. T. Cum MINGS 


We of Beta Theta are now scattered far and wide enjoy- 
ing our vacation time — and until March we may play. 

^^ The Rainbow 

There is little of interest to be said for the last three 
months outside of football. A very satisfactory season it 
was in that respect Sewanee had one of the best teams of 
recent years. We succeeded in easily beating everybody 
except Vanderbilt to whom we lost with a score of twenty 
to nothing. 

Beta Theta was represented by three men on the team: 
Eisele, Evans, and Claypool. 

After the game Thanksgiving Day a most enjoyable ban- 
quet was served, under the auspices of Lambda Chapter, 
and Sewanee Delts met their rivals of the afternoon as 
hosts at a very delightful feast. The banquet is to be made 
an annual affair, and you alumni take notice that you are 
invited to attend next year's banquet ; so start making your 
arrangements now. 

Beta Theta has had the great pleasure of welcoming to 
our mountain, the bride of Bro. Jose M. Selden, of Sewanee. 
He married Miss Jennie Lee Walton, of Augusta, Ga., on 
November 17th. 

The chapter has very pleasing prospects for the coming 

In closing Beta Theta wishes all the brothers all the joys 
and happiness of the season. 

Lloyd D. ThomaSw 


Since our last letter the activities of Beta Iota have been 
somewhat diverted by necessary work in the lecture room, 
and with the approach of the Christmas examinations all 
are busy. Nevertheless, there has not been a total lack of 
chapter work. We have succeeded in securing another goat, 
whom we, as well as several others, have rushed since the 

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fall. We have the pleasure of having with us now Bro. 
James F. Finley, of Beta Theta. This gives us twenty-two 
in the chapter and with another addition in a few days will 
give us twenty-three. We were sorry to lose Bro. Hull, 
who left to accept a very complimentary position with Cum- 
mins & Cummins, a law firm of Augusta, Ga. Bro. Hull 
was to have taken a degree in law this year, but the position 
could not be held for him until June, so he was forced to 
give up his degree in order to accept the place. His ab- 
sence is a loss to the chapter as well as to each one of us. 

Bro. Edgar, who has been in the lumber business in Illi- 
nois, has returned to his home near Charlottesville for a 
vacation, preparing to give up the bachelor's life, or, as it 
has been described (inappropriately, we hope) : "Enter into 
that realm of heavenly existence, above whose portals we 
find, 'Who enter here leave hope behind.' " But whatever 
the nature of the change, certain it is that Bro. Edgar was 
here, and right glad we were to see him. Bro. Edgar also 
made his presence felt by giving a very handsome feast to 
the chapter', and besides the "Feast of reason and flow of 
soul" there was a feast of — ^well, everything, and a flow of 
(now, don't let me mislead you) good old Delta songs. 

Everything has been exceedingly quiet all over the Uni- 
versity for the last two or three weeks, except when the 
news was received here that the football team defeated 
Georgetown by a score of 12-0, which was one of the most 
joyful occasions that I have ever witnessed. Those of Beta 
Iota who did not go to the game headed the procession, and 
after a procession through the length of Charlottesville 
there was a grand finale in a bonfire. 

We hope all Deltas will remember that Beta Iota still 
inhabits a house and expect them to take advantage of it 
when passing through. James S. Easlby. 

286 The Rainbow 


Beta Kappa entered on the present school year with pros- 
pects which were exceedingly bright, and already many 
of her hopes have been realized. She has added another 
freshman, Ralph L. Carr, of Cripple Creek, to her list of 
seven initiates, and is glad to present to the Fraternity a 
man who even now is showing that he comes from the stuff 
of which good Deltas are made. 

Interest in the home which Beta Kappa is to build this 
summer is increasing rapidly. The house committee is 
working over time, and with Bro. Van Cise to direct the 
efforts of the active chapter, we may fully expect to break 
ground by March first. 

Beta Kappa is also active in other lines and has secured 
at least her share of college honors. They are as follows: 
President of the all Seniors and of the freshmen law classes, 
Frank L. Moorhead ; manager of the dramatic club and of 
the Coloradoan, Thomas A. Nixon; president of the all 
Sophomore class, L. Nat Fitts; president of the freshman 
College, Ralph L. Carr; college editor of the Silver and 
Gold, Russel Nichols. Elmer Sterrett has played a remark- 
ably good game of football at quarter and will undoubtedly 
make his "C" next year. 

Although Colorado cannot boast of an unbroken string 
of victories for the football season just closed, she has made 
a very good showing. Starting rather weak, the team gfrcw 
steadily stronger as the season advanced till, by Thanksgiv- 
ing, they were putting up a game that was hard to beat As 
for college spirit, any one doubting that we possess the real 
thing at Colorado, should have been in Denver November 
28th and have seen the supporters of the "Silver and Gold" 

The Delta Chapters 287 

take possession of the town, after a nothing to nothing 
game with the State School of Mines. 

Bro. William D. Carlton has left school and will probably 
enter Cornell next semester. We are very sorry to lose 
firo. Carlton but wish him all success in his new asso- 

We are talking Kamea at every meeting, and if Beta 
Kappa does not have a full representation at Chicago next 
August, it will because the walking is very poor. 

Boulder being out of the line of travel of most Deltas, we 
do not have the pleasure of greeting our brothers often, but 
'when the opportunity presents itself we are more than glad 
to entertain visiting Deltas. 

H. W. Clatworthy. 


In reviewing the events of the fall term we find that Beta 
Lambda has shown up strong in the various spheres of 
collie activity. 

The rushing season was very successful, owing to the 
untiring energy of the active members and the strong in- 
terest taken in the work by our alumni. We have taken 
out of the freshman class three of the best that the class 
offered. It is with pleasure we introduce to the Delt world 
Bros. Robert F. Rickert, of Harrisburg, Pa.; Frank N. 
Hunt, of Omaha, Neb., and George R. Waltz, of Williams- 
port, Pa. 

Our football season turned out more successful than 
it has been for the past two years — ^winning five of the 
eleven games played and having a tie score in one. Beta 
Lambda had no representative on the team, owing to the 

238 The Rainbow 

fact that our football men, on account of extra work, were 
prevented from going out However, they will be there 
with the goods next year. 

On December 14th the Sophomore Cotilion Club gave a 
very successful dance under the management of Bro. Jag- 
gard. On the following night the annual Minstrel Show 
was presented by the students, in which five Delts took 
part. Bro. Thomas was also stage manager and Bro. Love 
one of the end men. 

Beta Lambda is well represented in the musical clubs, 
both the Glee Club and the Mandolin and Guitar Qub. 
These two clubs will give concerts during the winter season 
on well arranged trips. 

Simultaneously, with the installation of the dormitory 
system at Lehigh it has become the aim of every chapter 
to build on the campus. Beta Lambda has made her start 
toward this end, and not long hence we expect to be so 
situated that we can entertain all Delts coming this way, 
on the most beautiful campus in the country. 

Nu and Beta Lambda have exchanged several visits dur- 
ing this term, which have been both helpful and pleasant 
Besides the several informal visits Nu was on hand to as- 
sist in the initiation on the night of November 24th, which 
was followed by a "Little Dutch Spiel." And we — ^the few 
who remained in Bethlehem during the vacation — ^were roy- 
ally entertained by the Lafayette fellows on Thanksgiving 

Since our last letter Beta Lambda has enjoyed visits from 
Bro. Frye, Epsilon, who was playing on the Dickinson team ; 
also from Bros. Sommers and Steenerson, both of Ganuna 
Eta. Best wishes to sister chapters and all Delt almuni. 

G. L. Spratley. 

^^^ Delta Chapters 239 


October 29th Beta Mu held its annual initiation at the 

^l:iapter house, and it is with pleasure that we introduce as 

'^rearers of the Purple, White and Gold, Bros. Russell G. 

[emenway, Frank V. Gordon, John Jeremiah Murrill, 

>rge S. Hulen and Walter Fairfield Gray. The following 

a^en have pledged: Messrs. Towsley, Hanson and Mac- 


Beta Mu has figured strongly in the Senior class elec- 
t:ions. Bro. Dwelley was elected president of his class, and 
Bro. Mergendalil treasurer. Not bad, considering that 
yffe have but three Seniors in the chapter. 

The New England Banquet, November the sixteenth, at 
the American House, Boston, caused many new faces to 
show up at the house: Bros. Hawes, Nolan, Butnam and 
York from Gamma Gamma, and Bro. Howard, from 
Gamma Zeta. Bro. Chase, from Gamma Zeta, also gave 
us a call. I just found Bro. Clark's card under the door; 
the fellows being away for Thanksgiving the house has 
been closed. Sorry, Bro. Clark, but call again. We have 
also learned of the presence of some Delts in our neighbor- 
hood at Harvard, from Southern and Western chapters: 
Bros. T. M. Hoover, W. J. King, H. F. Rogers, and D. E. 

We feel this year that the fraternal bonds between Beta 
Nu and Beta Mu have strengthened materially by the 
way each chapter has exchanged visits, and why shouldn't 
they ? Only five miles, and rapid transit between us. 

We have had one house party this year — a success in 
every way. 

In football Tufts had the best team in its history. Every- 
one of its old rivals had to give way before its strong line 

240 TheRainbofW 

and heavy backs. The outlook for next year is bright and 
we will be out for big game. Bro. Chase played a steady 
game throughout the season at right tackle. 

Bro. Dwelley has just arranged and issued an excellent 
basketball schedule for the Varsity, and with most of last 
year's men back, a fast team is assured. 

Our closing words: 

Welcome Delts from ever3rwhere. A Merry Christmas 
and a Happy New Year. 

C. H. Getchell. 



On the night of November seventh we held a very suc- 
cessful initiation, about thirty visiting Deltas being present 
We take pleasure in introducing Bro. Rufus Coffin Fol- 
som, '08, of Dorchester, Mass ; Bro. Horace Sargent Hinds, 
'10, of Newtonville, Mass. ; Bro. Charles Edwin Ware, Jr., 
'09, of St. Louis, Mo.; Bro. Carl William Gram, '09, of 
Wallaston, Mass. ; Bro. Russell Diemer Wells, '10, of Spring 
City, Pa.; Bro. Charles Josiah Belden, '09, of New York 
City, and Bro. Herbert Squires Qeverdon, '10, of New York 
City. This brings our number up to twenty-five, but we 
intend to hold another initiation soon, as our '07 class is 
unusually large. 

Tech has been doing pretty well lately, if you have no- 
ticed. Our cross-country team beat Harvard and came in 
third at Princeton. Bro. Chapman distinguished himself in 
both events. In the freshman-Sophomore field day, Bro. 
Hinds was captain of the freshman football team and Bro. 
Gram ran on the Sophomore relay. Two Deltas are on the 

The Delta CSiapten 241 

Institute Committee, while Bro. Allen modestly admits being 
president of the Senior Class. All of which speaks pretty 
well for Beta Nu. 

On the sixteenth of the month the Boston Alumni gave 
their annual All-New England Banquet. There were dele- 
gations from all the New England chapters, and an unusual 
number of interesting toasts were given. Bro. Oscar Storer 
and Bro. Arthur Gaylord being in the most amazingly 
genial moods. Active members rendered highly gratifying 
accounts of their respective chapters. The evening was 
brought to a fitting close by the "Walk-Around," led by 
Bro. Chase, of Kappa. 

In closing, we wish our sister chapters a propserous New 

F. L. NiLES. 


Although Beta Xi started out this year with only three 
old men, we have secured two more good ones, and take 
pleasure in introducing Bros. Monrose and Parham. These 
two, with Bro. Boswell, of Beta Iota, who has affiliated 
with us this year, gives us a chapter of six. This will sound 
very small to some of our large chapters, but at Tulane the 
material is rather poor this year and all the fraternities are 
represented by small numbers. Beta Xi was considerably 
weakened by the loss of Bros. O'Kelley and Lanaux, by 
graduation, but one consolation is that they will go to 
strcng^en the Alumni Chapter. 

Our principal business this year has been rushing and 
pledging men for next year, and in this we can boast of no 
small success. We have five pledges already, just the right 

242 The Rainbow 

sort, "stickers" and workers, but with just enough sporting 
blood to make them very attractive. 

Our first Alumni Banquet took place on November 21, 
at the Old Hickory. The banquet was a great success. All 
the actives and a majority of the alumni were present, mak- 
ing it quite a grand occasion. Several speeches were made, 
but the speeches of our recent goats were voted the best by 
a large majority. Delta songs and yells were indulged in 
and numerous toasts proposed, among which was one to 
"Stuart Maclean and his song book." Old and new Delta 
stories were told by both the old and the new boys, and it 
was far past the small hours when the motion to adjourn 
was proposed. 

Tulane's football games have so far resulted disastrously 
for her. Sewanee beat us by a^core of 35 to 0, and the only 
comfort our chapter got out of it was that one of the Se- 
wanee stars was a Delt and two more were down with the 

Some little interest at Tulane has been taken by the fra- 
ternities in a new fraternity who call themselves Alpha 
Delta Xi. They refuse to state whether they are national 
or not, but it is the general concensus of opinion that they 
are local and intend petitioning a national fraternity in the 
near future. Any fraternity granting them a charter would 
be making a grave mistake, because the Alpha Delta Xi's 
are looked upon with small favor, as its members deport 
themselves like anything but fraternity men. 

In conclusion, we will extend a hearty welcome to any 
Delts wandering out of the snow into old New Orleans, and 
can promise them a howling good time, if at no other time, 
during Carnival. 

David J. Chaille. 

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The regular fall initiation of Beta Omicron was held 
Oct. 20th, and we introduce to Delta Tau Delta with 
great pleasure the men mentioned in our last Rainbow 
letter as being pledged — H. H. Jones, G. I. Hartley, R. F. 
Clapp, P. D. Fowler, E. L. Bullock, Jr., C. A. Robinson, 
H. O. Walter and M. K. Miller. The usual banquet fol- 
lowed, at which Brother E. G. Cox presided as toastmas- 
ter, dressed in his Scotch Highland costume. We were 
fortunate in having with us at that time. Brother E. P. 
Nelson, Kappa Prime, '66, who spoke to us on the growth 
and history of the Fraternity. 

Football as usual at this season of the year is claiming 
a large part of under-graduate interest. With the g^me 
with University of Pennsylvania yet to play, Cornell has 
only been defeated once. That was at the hands of 
Princeton. The sum of our scores made against opponents 
is larger than that of any other college in the East. The 
chapter gave a dance Friday evening, Nov. 3rd., before 
the game with Western University of Pennsylvania and 
a house-party over Saturday and Sunday. Both were a 
great success. 

Inter-class football rivalry is also very keen. The 
Sophomores defeated the freshmen and the Seniors won 
from the Juniors. The Sophomores in turn defeated the 
Seniors, thus winning the inter-class championship. Bro. 
"Stan** Smith captained the Sophomore eleven. 

Bro. "Fritzie" Seipp has just been appointed Assistant 
Manager of the Masque, of which Bro. "Pink" Wilkins 
is stage Manager. 

Bro. L. B. Judson, Beta Pi, '00, Assistant Professor in 
the University, is taking his meals at the House. 

M4 The Rainbow 

Bro. B. A. Hammond, Beta Omega, '01, lately paid us a 
visit for a couple of days. We greatly enjoy these visits 
and hope all Deltas, when in the vicinity of Ithaca, will 
look us up. Best wishes for sister chapters. 

B. M. KiNa 


Beta Pi, which, when school opened last fall, found it- 
self smaller in numbers than had been anticipated, has 
been making rapid strides, and now takes pleasure in 
introducing to the Fraternity Brothers J. F. Rommel, of 
Bloomington, 111., Ralph E. Heilman, of Ida Grove, la,, 
Harry L. Verden, of Evanston, 111., Gilbert P. Keen, of 
Evanston, 111., Ruby Hamilton, of Macon, Mo., RoUo 
Smith, of Sandwitch, 111., Thomas R. Johnson, of Milan, 
111., Peter Hummelgaard, of Clinton, la., Herbert W. 
Gray, of Chicago, 111., and Floyd E. Miller, of Morva, 111. 
Following the initiation ceremonies the annual banquet 
was served at Alexander's cafe at which about sixty act- 
ive members and alumni were present, Bro. Marquadt, a 
prominent alumnus from the Unuiversity of Iowa, acting 
as toastmaster. 

Beta Pi believes that the high standard of the past will 
be maintained throughout the year, and believes she al- 
ready has just reason to be proud of the honors won by 
her members, this year. Bro. F. W. Hanna won an easy 
victory in being chosen as manager of next year's Sylabus, 
the annual published by the Junior class of the Univer- 

Bro. F. J. Rommel is business manager of the tri-week- 
ly Northwestern and in that capacity is creating a place 
for his paper among the leading university publications. 

Delta Chapters 245 

Bro. R. E. Heilman has been chosen a member of the 
-^Northwestern debating team and will represent the 'Var- 
sity in the contest against the University of Chicago, on 
January 19th. 

Bro. D. V. Smith has been chosen as secretary of 
^Thicago Student Volunteer Union. Bro. Miner Raymond 
"played a spectacular game as quarter back on the Senior 
football team, which won the inter-class championship. 
As individuals, Beta Pi believes her membership to be 
superior to that of any fraternity in school. It now only 
remains for us to get together in good, strong and consis- 
tent team work, and Beta Pi will be ready to be consid- 
ered as a candidate for the banner chapter of the West 

The athletic prospects at Northwestern are bright, in- 
deed. This was our first year, in many, without a 'Var- 
sity football team, but each class put a fast team into the 
inter-class tournament. Coach Gillepsy is endeavoring to 
make football a game for all the men of the school, and in 
another year, or two, we expect to have not only the 
regular class teams, but a 'Varsity team as well. 

To all Delts passing through Chicago, we extend a 
hearty invitation to visit us. 

R. E. Heilman. 


With final examinations but a week oflF it seems hard to 
realize that the Semester is so nearly at an end. 

The past Semester can truly be said to have been a ban- 
ner one both for Beta Rho and for the University. Start- 
ing with ten actives in August by dint of hard and con- 
tinuous work we have been able to gather up eight of the 
best men in the entering class. This is the largest num- 

246 The Rainbow 

ber of men ever initiated into Beta Rho during one Sem- 
ester and speaks volumes for the spirit permeating the 
chapter. In a large measure our success has been due to 
the help and encouragement afforded us by Bro. C. J. 
Crary, '03, who has been living with us and by Bro. E. R. 
May, '06, who spent his Sundays with us throughout 
rushing season. 

Since our last letter we have had two initiations and as 
a result of these I take great pleasure in introducing to 
the Fraternity at large. Brothers Wayland A. Morrison 
and Harvey Mudd, of Lx)s Angeles, Calif., and Bro. Wal- 
ter Elliott, Jr., of Santa Maria, Calif.; all of them as 
promising freshmen as ever wore the square badge. 

On November tenth the entire chapter went to Berke- 
ley as the guests of Beta Omega and it was a day long to 
be remembered by all present. 

In the morning our sister chapter revenged herself for 
the loss of the first inter-chapter base-ball game and we 
were defeated by the score of 3 — 1. 

In the afternoon, however, Stanford won the first 'Var- 
sity game of Rugby ever played between the two insti- 
tutions, and after the game we were all content to ad- 
journ to Oakland where the actives and alumni of the 
two chapters took dinner as guests of Beta Omeg^ and 
rounded out the day with Delta songs and yells. 

On November twenty-third the football oval was 
turned over to the Senior class for their much talked of 
"Circus." It was the first entertainment of its kind ever 
given here and as it was a great success both financially 
and otherwise it is to be hoped that the custom so auspic- 
iously introduced will be kept up by succeeding classes. 
One of the best features was the great free parade during 
the afternoon in which most of the fraternities and other 

Delta Chapters 247 

g^nizations were represented either by animals or by 
mical floats. 

Since the beginning of the year we have been visited 

quite a number of our Eastern brothers as well as by 

me of our older Alumni and we hope that any Delts 

ho may find themselves in this part of the country will 

ot fail to drop in on us if only for a short time. 

Walter H. Hill. 
BETA TAJJ— No Letter. 

Grindy grind, grind is the chief tune with us just now, 
and strange to say it is not to be found in the song book. 

The song book, by the way, has made a decided hit 
with the chapter, as we were sadly in need of just such 
songs as the new song book is filled with. They are 
characteristic of Delt spirit throughout. 

The g^ities of the season are almost over. The Junior 
prom although not quite so elaborate as heretofore is 
eisily the biggest event of the year. Several out of town 
people were guests of the chapter for the week end. 

The Sophomore cotilion, and the Pan Hellenic smoker, 
and other social features of the first semester, are now his- 
toric items. The date for the Beta Upsilon annual stag 
banquet has been set for March 9, 1907. More information 
regarding our yearly spread will be given later, but judg- 
ing from the enthusiasm already shown by the alumni the 
affair will be an unusual success, so memorize the date, 
March 9. 

Brother Hughes, President of De Pauw University, 
paid the chapter a flying visit while here for the installa* 

248 The Rainbow 

tion exercises of the first M. E. Church. The boys were 
all glad to make his acquaintance and trust his glimpse of 
the chapter will be an incentive to call again. 

The termination of the football season with poor show- 
ing made by the team for the past few seasons has caused 
the enthusiasts and supporters to adjust their thinking 
caps and try to devise a new system of coaching. It is 
probable that the "grads** will have to give way to an ex- 
pert who will take entire charge and endeavor to whip 
the team back into its old time form. 

Beta Upsilon has made final payment on the site for 
her future home, and is striving hard to hasten the time 
for building. Several of the fraternities here already own 
their own homes and all will within a few years. 

Robert S. Arthur. 


Everything at the university at present is of and for the 
football team which won the State Championship with 
the goal line uncrossed during the entire season, not even 
by "Hurry Up" Yost's team which only succeeded in scor- 
ing by a field goal and a safety. The championship cop 
which has remained in Cleveland for so long a time will 
at last take its departure from that city and take up its 
new abode in the trophy room of the State University. 
Bro. W. P. Tracy played through the season as 'Varsity 
full back. 

In fraternity circles the most notable event was the 
Pan Hellenic banquet given by the members of all the 
active fraternities in the university, these being the 
founders of the Pan Hellenic Association which was 
formed here last year. The Hon. Wade Ellis, Attorney 

Ilie Delta Chapters 249 

General of the State and a Sigma Nu, was toast master 

SLnd many toasts were given by prominent fraternity men 

xipon subjects of general interest to all. Of the Delts 

present. General Axline and Bro. D. C. Badger, mayor of 

^the city of Columbus, took the more prominent parts. 

*rhe fraternity freshmen gave a dance on Dec. 5 which 

^was of the same order, being a Pan Hellenic freshman 

affair given with the purpose of enabling the fraternity 

men to get into closer touch with each other. 

The bane of the college man's existence, final exams, 
are upon us at the time of the writing of this letter and 
the midnight oil bums freely. 

From our active chapter of nineteen men, we lose Bro. 
Roy W. Miller, who goes to Arizona for his health. Ralph 
Snyder, one of our pledges, left college to take up the 
operation of a newspaper in Pique, Ohio. 

Two of our Delta Tau brothers have joined the double 
ranks within the past month but withal keep in close 
touch with the chapter. They arc Bro. Claude Dietrich, 
'05, professor in the Toledo High Schools, who married 
Miss Cornelia Miller, Kappa Alpha Theta, of Columbus, 
and Bro. Walter Klie, '02, with the J. L. Mott Company 
of Pittsburg, who married Miss Mabel Fuller, Kappa 
Kappa Gamma of Columbus. 
Delts will find that our doors are never closed. 

Don Y. Geddes. 


In the history of the chapter Beta Chi never before en- 
joyed the material prosperity that is now hers. The 
chapter roll has twenty-five undergraduates and two 
more men will undoubtedly be taken in next term. With- 

250 The Rainbow 

in the chapter good fellowship and unity of effort along 
all lines of work characterize all our undertakings. Out- 
side the chapter the fellows have been active in college 

During the football season which closed with the Dart- 
mouth game Beta Chi had four men on the squad, all of 
whom took part in games against the "big four." In class 
activities Bro. Watson has been elected historian of his 
class and a member of the Senior social committee. Bro. 
Greene, '09, played end throughout the season on the 
Sophomore football team, and Bro. Blount, '10, has been 
elected vice-president of the freshman debating society. 

At a meeting of the Brown Musical Clubs held shortly 
before the holidays Bro. Watson, '07, was elected Presi- 
dent and Bro. Thomas, '08, secretary of the combined 

In campus additions, there has been presented to the 
University a bronze statue of Caesar Augustus, which 
now graces our front campus at the entrance to R. I. Hall. 
Soon work is to be started on our new John Hay Me- 
morial Library, which is expected to be one of the finest 
buildings on the campus. Besides these, on our athletic 
field, about one mile^from the college, there is being 
erected a new and elaborate athletic house and training 
quarters. This last building when completed will enable 
us to give our own athletes more conveniences and ma- 
terially assist us in giving our visiting teams a more fit- 
ting entertainment. To all our sister chapters and Delts 
no matter who or where you're from, we say, "Drop in 
and give us a little visit, we want to see you." 

Ernest M. Watson. 

rhe Delta Chapters Sffl 


In this letter we take pleasure in introducing, to the 
Pratemity at large: Brothers, Ralph B. Stevens, of 
IjOgansport, Lee M. Booe, Crawfordsville, Wilbur L. 
Claiic, Thomtown, Millard Druckenbrod, of Fort Wayne, 
Win, Clapp, of Albion, and Earl Foster and Guy Otter- 
man, of Ladoga. These men are all of the class of '10. 

The chapter has been highly ( ?) honored by the elec- 
tk>n of two of these fellows to offices in their class, name- 
ly Bro. Stevens to the vice-presidency, and Bro. Booe to 
the place of secretary. 

Wabash has more than "done herself proud" in foot- 
ball this year, and perhaps it is not too much for us to say, 
that Bro. Franz ("Dutch") Fnirip, left-end on the All- 
Indiana for three year, including this, has by his splendid 
work on the team, contributed largely to its success. For 
the first time in years, we g^ve our rivals, Purdue, the 
little end of the score. 

Brother Frurip has just been picked by two of 
Chicago's foremost papers for the position of left-end on 
the All-Western, and we are now hoping that he may be 
given the place on the official All-Western. This is the 
first time Wabash has come this near having a man on 
an All-Western. 

In having Bro. Frurip as manager of the basket-ball 
team, Bro. John Booe manager of the glee club, Bro. 
Roy Macintosh, treasurer of the Athletic Association, 
Bro. Neal business manager of the college magazine. 
The WabcLsh, for next year, and Bro. Sutton assistant man- 
ager of next season's football team, we feel we are hold- 
ing the position, in college affairs, that Delta Tau should. 

^« we are now well settled in our chapter house and 

252 The Rainbow 

at this time our new down stairs hard wood floors are al- 
most done, we soon expect to hold an informal "house- 
warming'' and dance, to which all our Delta brothers are 
cordially invited. 

Hereafter we intend to have all of our chapter dances 
in our house, a unique feature here at Wabash, as none 
of the other "frats" have as yet tried this. 

Also with the above invitation we renew our always 
standing request that you come and test our hospitality. 

H. R ZiMMER, Jr. 

In chapter life, the middle and end of the college term 
is usually the least interesting, but this year there has 
been a number of happenings to relieve the monotony of 
the six weeks normally sobered by the approaching ex- 
aminations. Probably the chief counter-irritant was in 
the person of Bro. John N. Carrigan, ex-'03, who re- 
turned to gain, before Christmas, a little more erudition 
prior to his return to his and Bro. Max McCoUough's 
rancho somewhere in the wilds of the Philippine Archi- 

Bro. C. L. Stokes has decided to quit college and we 
shall miss him very much after Christmas when he leaves 
the family circle. 

The finals in the inter-fraternity base-ball league have 
yet to be played. We were defeated by Kappa Alpha^ 
5—4, October 31. A few days before we won from Sigma 
Nu in a practice game 9 — 3. 

Beta Rho's coming up for the intercollegiate Rugby 
game November 10 gave the two chapters a chance, in 
the morning, to play a game of baseball, which we won 

"Slie Ddta Chapters 253 

-4 — 2. They won from us a month before. Probably the 

Tubber will not be played till next term. The Rugby 

C^ame in the afternoon was won by Stanford, 6 — 3. The 

critics, Stanford sympathisers as well as Califomian, are 

by no means unanimously in favor of this substitute for 

the old g^me. After the game we gave a supper to Beta 

Rho in Oakland, at the close of which we separated, they 

to go to the Stanford show at the Liberty Theatre, we to 

ours at the Idora Park Opera House. 

The Boat Club has purchased by subscription an eight- 
oar shell. The crew is laboring under a number of dif- 
ficulties. The sport is still in its infancy here, and the 
water is an hour's ride from the campus. So it is very 
gratif3ring to see the keen interest taken. 

November 24 saw the first pushball contest on this 
coast. It was between the two lower classes, several 
hundred shoving on each side. It was not very success- 
ful because where the sides are at all evenly matched it 
is almost impossible for either to do anything. 

The Junior Farce and Prom took place November 29. 
We gave a very successful house party for a fine bunch 
of girls. 

The mid-year examinations, which begin December 
10, are perilously near, but all the fellows hope to survive 
and, with Brothers F. P. Moore, Jr., and Sam Weston, to 
return next term to work for Delta Tau. 

Frederick P. Thomas, Jr. 


Gamma Alpha ends the fall quarter in healthy condi- 
tion and with bright prospects for the remainder of the 
school year. Our first initiation is held in January and 

254 The Rainbow 

we hope by the time this number of The Rainbow is is- 
sued to initiate the following pledged men: Clifford P. 
James, Herbert S. Hough, and Russell Elwell, of Chi- 
cago; Matt Hosely and George Garrett, of La Crosse, 
Wis. ; and Webster J. Lewis, of Hinsdale, 111. In addi- 
tion to these we have pledged Justin McCarthy who has 
not yet entered the University, and Floyd Willett, who is 
about to leave for Europe with his father, Dr. Herbert 
L. Willett, Theta, '86. 

So far Gamma Alpha has been well represented in uni- 
versity activities. Brothers Fred Walker and J. R. Mc- 
Carthy won their emblems on the foot-ball team, three 
of the brothers are members of the editorial board of the 
Cap and Gown, and we are represented on the Daily 
Maroon, in the Dramatic Qub, and the various class hon- 
orary societies. 

Here at Chicago we have been able to study the ex- 
periments in purified athletics and the results thereof to 
our hearts' desire. We have attended Director Stagg's 
"purity banquets" which are pven in honor of the oppos- 
ing teams on the evenings preceeding the games, and 
have noted with satisfaction the good feeling and fellow- 
ship which they have tended to produce between rival 
colleges and universities. Gamma Alpha joins with the 
rest of the student body here, in the hope that the old 
bitter rivalry which has existed between the various 
Western universities may be eliminated by means of the 
new rules governing athletics. 

An engineering school at the University of Chicago is 
about to become a reality in place of a possibility. At the 
beginning of the fall quarter such courses were offered 
that a student may now acquire the first two years of a 
technical education. 

The Delta Chapters 255 

We received many visits from the actives of neighbor- 
ing chapters during the football season, while the follow- 
ing brothers who are residing in the city have made them- 
selves so well known to us because of their frequent visits 
that they have helped us in many ways: Paul Marshall, 
Beta EU; "Tod" Nichols, Delta; Art Kuehmsted and 
Gus Tueders of Beta Gamma. 

We are looking forward with great pleasure to the 
Western conference, and are planning great things for 
the coming Kamea. Charles B. Jordan. 



But three of Gamma Beta's pledged men were initiated 
at the regular fall initiation. These were Brothers Arthur 
Raymond Meek, of Chicago, Earl Ladd Goodspeed, of 
Joliet, Illinois, and Myles Standish, of Omaha, Nebraska, 
and we are glad to introduce them to our sister chapters 
and to the Fraternity at large. This last initiation gives 
Gamma Beta an active membership of twenty, while we 
still have four pledged men who will be initiated at our 
Winter term initiation which will be held about February 

A small informal dance was given at the chapter house 
on the evening of October 16th. It was well attended 
both by actives and alumni and all had an enjoyable even- 
ing. Aside from this and our initiation Gamma Beta has 
done nothing socially. Our general chapter life as well 
as our college life has been comparatively uneventful, 
and we find ourselves at this time in possession of very 
little news which would be of interest to our Delta broth- 

256 The Rainbow 

The end of 1906 finds Gamma Beta prosperous and con- 
fident and we look toward the new year of 1907 as a year 
that has greater prosperity and success in store for us. 
We hope that the outlook for our sister chapters is as 
bright, and in this which will be, in a sense, a New Year's 
letter, we wish them a New Year in all ways happy and 




Since the last Rainbow went to press, we have initiated 
four freshmen and wish to introduce to you Bro. Van 
Dyke Burhaens, of Kingston, N. Y., Bro. C. M. Pearce, of 

, Bro. R. F. Bamum, of White Plains, 

N. Y., Bro. F. B. Counselman, of New Yoric City. The 
function was as successful as could be desired and was 
attended by many prominent alumni, among whom were 
Bros. Wells and McKay, as well as a del^^ation from 
Rho, Stevens Institute. 

We are sorry to lose Bro. Burhaens so soon and miss 
him very much, for he has left Columbia and turned to 
Rennselaer. He has affiliated with the chapter there and 
is working hard for its good. 

Everyone knows that football was abolished at Colum- 
bia just a year ago. The university authorities are now 
beginning to feel seriously that their actions were not in 
accord with the undergraduate bodjr's opinion. ''We want 
football,'' is now heard from every comer of the campus. 

lie Deltm Chapters 257 

iVe have had a mass meeting of 1,600 students all shout- 
ing the same cry. A huge bonfire again announced the 
desire for the reinstatement of football. We do not know 
^iMfhat the further action of the faculty will be We only 

In college activities the chapter is well represented. 
Bro. Richter has been acting on the committee icr choos- 
ing the 'Varsity show and will probably have one of the 
principal parts. We have six men on the musical clubs 
and one on the daily paper. We have two men out with 
strong chances to make good on the 'Varsity crew while 
in track we also have some men, among them Bro. Tay- 
lor, the 'Varsity hurdler. Owing to ill health he has left 
us for a time and is missed a great deal at our table. Bro. 
Millett has just been elected to Tau Beta Pi, the honorary 
scientific society, for general excellence in his work. 
We hope that all Delts who are passing through New 
York, or have come to stay, will not fail to pay us a 
visit. There is always room at our table and accommo- 
dation in our house when a brother comes our way. 

Burnet C. Tuthill. 

On November seventeenth, the death of Bro. Robert 
Clarke Russell, '08, cast a sad gloom over the chapter and 
the college. It came as a surprise to us all for although 
we knew that he was dangerously ill, it was supposed that 
his condition was considerably improved. He was first 
taken with typhoid two weeks before and the doctor ad- 
vised him to go to the hospital, which he did on the fol- 
lowing day. On the Friday following he was very low 
and his father and sister came in response to a telegram. 

268 The Rainbour 

By Tuesday, however, he recovered somewhat, and they 
went home, only to return in time to spend the last mo- 
ments at his bedside. 

A funeral service was held at the college on Sunday in 
charge of Professor Rice. After a simple prayer service 
at the fraternity house, the whole college body gathered in 
the Chapel for a short service and from there the students 
headed by the faculty, marched to the undertaking rooms, 
forming a single long line on either side of the hearse as 
it passed through. They then fell in behind, following 
the body to the station. From there the remains were 
taken to Brother Russell's home at Kent's Hill, Maine, 
where the funeral service was held on Tuesday. Two of 
his fraternity brothers were present while handsome 
flowers were sent by the college body, his class, and the 

His illness was one among several caused by eating 
raw oysters at the various fraternity banquets on Octo- 
ber twelfth. So far eight cases of typhoid have developed 
three of these being in Delta Tau Delta. Brother Cros- 
sett, '10, is now much better but he will not be able to r^ 
turn this year. Brother Simpson was taken only last 
week and we have not heard from him for several days. 
We trust, however, that his attack is not severe. 

Notwithstanding these misfortunes the chapter has 
been doing some good work. Bro. Rotzel has been elected 
president of the freshman class and has also been chosen 
for the Varsity debate team. We have landed three men 
in Pi Kappa Tau, a freshman society, besides getting the 
captaincy and managership of the sophomore basket-ball 

As regards college news, there is little to tell which 
has happened since the last letter was mailed. The work 

Deltm Chapters 259 

South College is practically completed and the build- 
ing will be occupied by the college offices during the 
Thanksgiving recess. The basment of North College is 
ailso finished and the floor of the first story is being laid 
in concrete. 

The football season closed with the Williams g^me on 
l^ovember tenth. The season can hardly be called suc- 
cessful, although, were it not for unusually severe faculty 
xestrictions, most of the games on the schedule would un- 
doubtedly have resulted in victories. 

We will close this letter with the custpmary invitation 
for all Deltas to visit us. We wish particularly to have 
those who are in Connecticut or vicinity drop in. Mid- 
dletown is not far away for them. 

Orliff H. Chase. 


All's quiet along the Potomac. Rushing season is over 
and we feel satisfied that we have the pick of the college. 
Washington has lately been besieged with Phi Delta 
Thetas holding their convention. A local "frat" which 
was petitioning them was turned down but a chapter was 
granted to the University of South Dakota. The annual 
contest with our rival, Georgetown, is over and we have 
the satisfaction of knowing that we have the better if not 
the victorious team. Our frat house at last shows the 
results of concentrated and effective effort at suitable 
furnishing and we are beginning to resume our regular 
evenings "at home." Ten of our men live in the house and 
also board there, and many of the active chapter and 
i find time to take some one meal a day with the 

260 The Rainbow 

''residing Deltas/' The pledges include, Messrs. Prank 
Smith, Nelson Johnson, Ranald Rutherford, Theodore 
Block, Richard Daniels, E. O. Homer, W. Babcock, Mid- 
dleton and Duenner. Bro. Lee Warner, of Minnesota, 
and Bro. Jimmie Chaffee, of Sewanee, have come to town 
and paid us a visit Bro. Patterson, of Wesle3ran, comes 
to see us quite often. At the time of the George Wash- 
ington-Virginia game, Bro. Edgar of the last named 
school looked us up and spent one evening at the house. 
Gamma Eta extends a cordial invitation to all Deltas or 
their friends who are passing through our town. Remem- 
ber the number ; 1616 K street. Northwest. 

Karl M. Block. 


The fall term is nearing its close and Gamma Theta is 
proud of the fact that she has done good hard work. Al- 
though we will not fully realize the complete results of 
our efforts until after December 15th, that being the date 
when we can initiate new men ; nevertheless we feel con- 
fident that our Pratemity recruits will be the best in 
school, and also our school record is something of which 
we may well be proud. Since our last letter the follow- 
ing honors may be added to the list already reported. 
Bros. Daily and Amett, members of the Oratorical As- 
sociation ; Bro. Boys, member of the Kansas University 
debating team ; Bro. McWilliams, member of the Wash- 
bum debating team. 

On the night of December 15th was held our ''Stag 
Banquet," the particulars of which will be given in our 
next letter. This banquet was given for the purpose of 

The Delta Authors 261 

getting better acquainted with the new men and also to 
open up the rushing season of the school. 

Our home has been greatly improved this year in dif- 
ferent ways. Lately the rooms on the second floor were 
all papered, which made the interior of the house much 
more home-like, and the fixtures and other arrange- 
ments are about completed whereby the house will be 
lighted by electricity. We expect by the first of the year 
to see this system in successful operation. These, with 
the improvements which were made last year, make our 
home an ideal place in which to live and we urgently ask 
all Delts straying in this part of the world to stop and be 
our guests for the time. 

Our school has much to rejoice for at the closing of this 
term. The $25,000 which was promised by Mr. Carnegie 
for the library fund has been made secure as it was an- 
nounced by our president a few days ago that the sum of 
$26,090 had been subscribed, thus more than fulfilling the 
conditions on which the Carnegie gift was promised. The 
library building has cost $45,000, and the new endowment 
added to the old endowment makes a total of about $100,- 
000 that has been invested in the building and its en- 

On the night of November 28th twelve Delts from here 
were permitted to attend the banquet given in Kansas 
City by the Alumni Association. We can not speak too 
highly of the ability of the brothers in the city to enter- 
tain, as they surely know what a crowd of actives need 
a^id they g^ve it to them. Bro. James Allen from the 
active chapter and Bro. W. C. Markham responded with 
toasts. If you want to find what Deltaism means to a 
man out in the world you should attend these gatherings, 
as they surely stir him to a fuller realization of what true 

262 The Rainbow 

brotherhood means. Wishing all Delts a prosperotis 
New Year. 



On the night of November the twenty-eighth. Gamma 
Iota introduced a new man to the Delt mysteries ; and it 
is with much pleasure that we introduce Bro. Y. D. Har- 
rison, of Marshall, Texas. We have no hesitancy in say- 
ing that the future will prove the wisdom of our choice. 

On Thanksgiving day we held our First Annual 
Thanksgiving Dinner — ^an event which we are trying to 
establish as a permanent function. On the same day 
Texas always plays her nearest neighbor and rival. The 
Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. As both 
teams are made up of Texans, a good game is always ex- 
pected — ^it is somewhat a case of ''when Greek meets 
Greek, then comes a tug of war.** 

Out of the many alumni of the University that return 
to see the game. Gamma Iota is sure to have a few reprc^ 
sentatives. Thus we are always sure of having several of 
our older brothers with us on that day to help us cel^ 
brate with an annual dinner. The First Annual Dinner 
was certainly a great success. After ''feasting on the 
viands'* as long as was possible, that is subjectively, we 
spent the rest of the evening by making speeches, ex- 
pounding and impounding the virtue of Delta Tau; by 
giving yells, and by singing songs from the latest edition^ 
which, by the way, as we are occasionally reminded, may 
be purchased from Wm. L. McKay at $1.10 per volume, 

The Thanksgiving game always closes the football sea- 

2 Delta Chapters 268 


in Texas. This year we have been very successful in 
^^-^ our team has lost only one game out of the ten 
^*^-3red, and we have defeated the Haskell Indians for the 
*"^^^t time in history. 

In the Greek world everybody is rather expectant on 

,^^ ^^ount of rumors to the effect that Phi Kappa Sigma has 

^«n petitioned for a charter for a chapter in the Univer- 

3r of Texas, and that Delta Chi (law) has been peti- 

ned also, the rumor of the latter being strengthened 

the fact that there are two Delta Chi men in the Uni- 

Tsity this year. Delta Tau Delta wishes both sets of 

titioners the best of success. A chapter of Theta Nu 

'^silon has lately been established. 

In closing, Gamma Iota extends a hearty invitation to 

1 brothers visiting Texas, to stop over and spend a few 

^ys with her. 

J. E. Jones. 


Thanksgiving is over. For the first time in years Mis- 
souri is celebrating a victory over Kansas. True the 
score was — 0, but this is virtually a defeat for the Jay- 
hawkers, a victory for the Tigers. The g^me was played 
in a cataclysm only equaled by Noah's original. Had it 
been good weather, so says the referee, we should have 
celebrated a victory of six (probably twelve) to nothing. 
Nevertheless we are satisfied. 

Owing to the rule baring freshmen from playing on the 

Varsity, Delta Tau had no representative in the game. 

But we did have four men on the freshman team, three 

of whom made the all-class team. This all-class team 

beat the Varsity by a score of G — 5. The Varsity, remem- 

264 The Rainbow 

ber, tied Kansas. Question ; what could the all-class team 
have done on Thanksgiving day had it but had the 
chance? If we play Kansas next year you may look for 
Gamma Kappa in the bald-head row. 

The Thanksgiving banquet at Kansas City was no less 
a success than was the game. Gamma Kappa sent eleven 
vociferous, voracious Delts, which * number was more 
than duplicated by Gamma Theta, and doubled by the 
Kansas City alumni. When it came to the walk-around, 
and we wound in and out among the tables at the Balti- 
more, the guests looked on in amazement, and finally 
broke out in applause for Delta Tau. In a most meek and 
modest manner I feel free to declare that Delta Tau Delta 
made another "killin'." 

As for the local life at Missouri there has been little 
change since our last letter. Brother Seitz, a g^duate 
of '06, has returned to accept a position among the facul- 
ty, and we are delighted to have him here at the house. 
Bro. Field, who was especially instrumental in the instal- 
lation of this chapter, returned from Europe some weeks 
past, but is now in the northern part of Texas looking 
after real estate. 

I trust that the picture of "our bunch/' which, I believe, 
is to be published in the January Rainbow, will tell you 
more of Gamma Kappa than I am able to depict in these 
few words. We regret very much, however, that one of 
our most handsome social stars, president of the local Y. 
M. C. A., etc., was unable to be here when the picture was 

With best regards in behalf of Gamma Kappa for all 

Thos. T. Railey. 




The Chicago Alumni Association held its annual 
Ladies Night on Friday evening, November 23rd, at De 
Johnge's. Thirty-six Delts, each accompanied by one of 
the fair sex, were on hand. The dinner and dance proved 
successful in every way. All those who were there voted 
it the best meeting of the year. 

The December meeting of the Association was held at 
the usual place on Friday evening, December 14th. The 
regular routine of business was transacted. One of the 
most important incidents was the resignation as Presi- 
dent of Bro. Elmer Scott, who, on account of his large 
task of establishing a branch business in the Southwest 
has found it impossible to continue longer in the office. 

The loss of Bro. Scott as helmsman would be very 
deeply felt by the Association at any time, but is particu- 
larly so at present. Bro. Scott's unceasing devotion and 
unbounded enthusiasm has been a large element in the 
great prosperity of the Association during the past few 
years. It has taken much of his time and energy, but 
both have always been given freely and gladly. Because 
of the great loss that the Association suffers and of Bro. 
Scott's personal popularity in the Association, the accep- 
tance of his resignation was voted with the deepest re- 

Dr. William A. Mann, who has been for some years the 
vice-president and one of the pillars of the Association, 

266 The Rainbow 

was unanimously elected to succeed Bro. Scott. Dr. 
Mann will take up the work where Bro. Scott left it, and 
the Association under his wise guidance will progress as 
steadily as it has done in the last few years. Bro. George 
A. Paddock was elected Secretary. 

The annual dinner of the Alumni Association will be 
held as usual in conjunction with the conference of the 
Western Division. The date set for the dinner is Satur- 
day evening, February 23rd. All Delts within reaching 
distance of the city should bear the date in mind and 
assist by their presence. This will be a sort of an ante- 
Karnea feast. All Delts are most cordially invited to be 
with us. 

Frederick C. Hack. 


Some months ago a motion was put through at a regu- 
lar business meeting of the Alumni Chapter to instruct 
the secretary to purchase twelve of the new song books 
for use in the meetings. Somebody said the sales agent 
for the song books used undue influence on the secretary 
of the Alumni Chapter and that the purchase was some- 
what in the nature of a hold-up. The point has never 
been pushed, however, and no arrests have been made, 
and the New York Alumni Chapter enjoys the distinction 
of being the only alumni chapter in the Fraternitiy that 
owns and uses the new song books. When I say "en- 
joys" I mean exactly that, for nothing — neither food for 
mind nor body — has done so much to arouse enthusiasm, 
pull the "old grad" out of his hiding place, entice the un- 
dergraduates away from their books, and put a general 
air of progress and prosperity on the meetings, as have 

Xhe Delta Alumni 267 

^he new song books. How any alumni chapter can get 

^long without them is more than we can understand. At 

"^he December dinner half of the thirty men present were 

Sittending for the first time, and they are all candidates 

-for membership now. The "sing^' after the business 

meeting brought to the surface the latent enthusiasm of 

t:he whole bunch. 

Preparations are now being made for the Eastern Di- 
vision Conference February 23rd, and New York expects 
the affair to be second only to the Karnea. We stand 
on our reputation as hosts and extend a cordial invitation 
to the whole Fraternity. 

We have had excellent results in increasing our mem- 
bership lately by watching the alumni notes in the Rain- 
bow and going after every man who is reported as having 
come to New York, and we would recommend the habit 
as a good one for other chapters to. fall into. 

W. L. McKay. 


During the last month the members of the Alumni 
Chapter have had a number of exceedingly pleasant g^ith- 
erings. In October Mr. and Mrs. Wright Youtsey, who 
had just returned from their wedding trip, entertained 
the chapter at the Youtsey homestead in Newport. A 
large number of the brothers attended and all had an 
exceedingly enjoyable time. Refreshments were served 
and many fraternity and college songs sung. Mr. Yout- 
sey's bride, who is an accomplished musician, added 
greatly to the entertainment by her willing responses to 
numerous requests to sing for the company. 

On the evening of November 9th, the same members 

268 The Rainbow 

assembled by invitation at the home of Bro. A. L. Herr- 
linger, who for so many years was president of the local 
chapter. The brothers were entertained in the usual 
bountiful manner, which has made the meetings at 
"Andy Herrlinger's" famous. A feature of this meeting 
was the playing on the piano by our beloved brother. 
Prof. John S. Van Cleve, who, in spite of his being af- 
flicted with blindness, is a noted critic, and one of our 
most distinguished members. 

On the evening of November 23rd, at the Gibson 
House, a farewell dinner was tendered by the Alumni 
Chapter to Bro. R. L. Harris, who leaves for Cheyenne, 
Wyoming, on November 26th. Bro. Harris has for the 
last six years, lived in this vicinity, first as Rector of St. 
Paul's Church, Newport, Kentucky, and later as Rector 
of Grace Church, Avondale. Bro. Harris has always been 
a most loyal Delta Tau Delta. While still an active 
member of Chapter Chi, he was president of the Northern 
Division and since his graduation from college he has 
been ever active in selecting good men and guiding them 
towards the fraternity. He has also been a most regular 
and welcome attendant at the dinners of our Alumni 
Chapter. The immediate occasion of Bro. Harris' de- 
parture for the West was the serious illness of his wife. 
In consequence of the summer spent in Colorado, Mrs. 
Harris' health was so much improved that it was deemed 
best for her to continue there, for some time to come. 
Bro. Harris has therefore resigned his charge here and 
with his two young children has accepted a call to the 
leading Episcopal Church of Cheyenne, Wyoming. 

At the dinner, the president, Bro. Pumphrey called for 
remarks from the various members, and they expressed 
their deep regret that he should be called to other fields. 

The Delta Alumni 269 

Brother Harris certainly takes with him the sincerest 
and good wishes for his own success and the welfare of 
his wife and family in his new surroundings. 

Among those present at the dinner were: Prof. John 

S. Cleves, Rev. R. L. Harris, T. O. Youtsey, Wright 

Voutsey, F. H. Walker, Rev. W. H. Poole, John L. Cable, 

Clarence Pumphrey, Fred Hall, Howard Fishback, A. L. 

Herrlinger and Constant Southworth. 

Constant Southworth. 

There is nothing new or interesting to report from our 
district, relating to this Association. We hold our first 
informal meeting, since April last, on Tuesday next, at 
the University of California Club, having gotten enough 
members together to form a qujorum. After this we trust 
that things will go more smoothly. 

Chas. C. Ertz. 


We, of the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter are now well 
started on the season of 1906-07. Our first meeting of 
the winter was held in October at the St. James Hotel. 
It was held jointly with Omega Chapter, at the banquet 
following the fall initiation, and was a most auspicious 
and jojrful occasion. James R. Wakefield, of Pittsburgh, 
and Charles W. Wells, of New York, were very strongly 
among those present In case there should be any doubt 
as to the identity of the above, I might say that they are 
more widely known as "Sunny Jim" and "The Little 

270 The Rainbow 

Our November meeting was held at Omega Chapter 
House, and was a much more business-like affair. The 
following officers were elected: President, C. R. Spare; 
vice-president, J. P. O'Neil; treasurer, G. W. William- 
son ; secretary, A. H. Miller. 

S. B. Moore, Omega, '01, who was one of our regulars, 
has left us in a very sad and disconsolate condition, for 
he has gone to Birmingham, Alabama, there to superin- 
tend the manufacture of high explosives, "the youngest 
powder superintendent in the business." A. H. Miller, 


The Indianapolis Alumni Association is still prosper- 
ous and happy. We are holding our monthly luncheons 
"at the old stand," the Commercial Club, and how we do 
enjoy them ! Let us say it ourselves, we are a great 
bunch. Delta Brothers, we wish you would all — one at 
a time or all at once — drop in and see our "gray hairs 
upon the temples," our "wrinkles on the brow." Ah! 
some of us have no gray hairs and no wrinkles; some are 
bald ; some are young — in years all are young "around 
the banquet board;" some of us are really handsome. 
Come on, it's worth while! Third Saturday of each 
month ! 

Judge John L. McMaster is our president; Alfred F. 
Potts, our vice-president ; Edward H. Clifford, our treas- 
urer. Bro. Carl R. Loop, to whom Delta Tau Delta in 
Indiana, and therefore elsewhere, owes much, recently 
resigned his position as secretary. In so doing he had 
much difficulty — it's hard to let a good man down, but 
the brothers finally consented, and the undersigned now 
writes his first letter for The Rainbow. 

^I'lie DelU Alumni 271 

We must here record the marriage of Bro. E. S. Hug- 
ns, a Beta Zeta graduate, to Miss Florence Moore, of 
1 xidianapolis, in October. Two good Delts are now one 
xnid hearty congratulations. 

We wish you all, brothers, a merry, merry Christmas, 
nd a very happy New Year. 

Harvey D. Trimble. 


In the absence of Bro. J. W. Reid, who is secretary of 
the Kansas City Alumni Association, I will send you 
herewith a report of the second annual Thanksgiving 
Banquet of the Kansas City Alumni Chapter of Delta 
Tau Delta. The banquet was held at the Baltimore 
Hotel Thanksgiving Eve, November 28th, 1906, and en- 
closed herewith is a menu and program. 

As you know, the annual football game between the 
University of Missouri and University of Kansas occurs 
at Kansas City on Thanksgiving day, and always brings 
to the city to or three thousand college boys and girls not 
only from the universities interested, but from all other 
schools in the West. Thanksgiving Eve, therefore, has 
become the favorite time for holding fraternity banquets 
in Kansas City, and this year there were not less than 
eleven fraternities and four sororities held that night. 
Our banquet was one of the largest. Forty-four loyal 
Deltas sat down to the board, of whom 14 were actives 
from Gamma Kappa, and 11 were actives from Gamma 
Theta. If we can only manage to get a strong chapter 
established in the University of Kansas, we should cer- 
tainly be on the very pinnacle of fraternity influence in 
this vicinity. 

273 The Rainbow 

Gamma Theta furnished a quartette of splendidly 
trained voices whose members had learned the new song 
book thoroughly. They gave us a number of selections, 
and led the crowd in singing a number of the old favor- 
ites. After the regular toasts were given, some dozen or 
fifteen other speeches were made entirely impromptu, 
and all of them good. Among other unexpected features, 
we had a reading of a splendid original poem by Homer 
Hoch, son of the present Governor of Kansas, who is an 
active of Gamma Theta. 

The interest and enthusiasm shown by these two active 
chapters, the only ones in Missouri and Kansas, is very 
delightful, and they are easily getting the best material 
which comes to their respective colleges. Gamma Theta 
will hold an initiation Saturday evening, December 15th, 
at which time some of the alumni, including myself, have 
promised to go down to assist them. 

I must not neglect to say that the success of the dinner 
was equally due to the fact that Bro. Relf is now manager 
of the Baltimore Hotel, and he made an extra effort to 
give us a $5.00 dinner for $1.60. 

Wm. p. Borland. 


'76 — ^Jas. C. Jocelyn, charter member, is with S. L. 
Pierce & Co., Cleveland, Ohio. 

'77 — E. L. Parmeter, physician, Albion, Mich. 

'79 — Chas. S. Miller, cashier for Washington Trust 
Co., Seattle, Wash. 

'80 — ^Wm. C. Marsh, physician, Albion, Mich. 

'80 — Chas. C. Brown is with the Standard Oil Co., at 
Los Angeles, Cal. 

The DelU Alumni 278 

'81 — Zina A. Clough, with the printing firm of Myard 
& Clough, Minneapolis, Minn. 

'83 — ^Wilbur O. Carrier, President Carrol College, 
Waukesha, Wis. 

'91 — ^E. A. Armstrong, Methodist minister at Luding- 
ton, Mich. Has been returned for his fourth year at this 

'91 — Otis A. Leonard is secretary for the Albion Build- 
ing & Loan Ass'n, Albion, Mich. 

'91 — Owen R. Lovejoy, Ass't. Sec'y Child Labor Com- 
mission, Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

'92 — Rolland L. Parmeter, Physician, Detroit, Mich. 

'98— Frank Leslie MulhoUand, 702 National Bldg., 
Toledo, Ohio. 

'03— Frank E. Church is with F. A. Patrick & Co., 
Duluth, Minn. 

'04 — E. Lloyd Knickerbocker has just ended a success- 
ful football season as coach in the Detroit University 

'06 — Leslie Abbott Wyman, Jackson, Mich. 

Ex-'07— Jas. H. Pope, 110 Pallister ave., Detroit, Mich. 

Ex-'07 — ^J. O. Conville, student Purdue University, 
Lafayette, Ind. 

All Epsilon alumni are requested to send their ad- 
dresses to Rclis E. Barr, 1101 E. Porter St., Albion, Mich. 


'74 — "Sig" Mauck, of Cortland, Ohio, shows his abid- 
ing interest in the college by sending his two youngest 
daughters to old Hillsdale this year. 

'74 — S. S. Ashbaugh, an attorney of law at Wichita, 
Kas., is one of the staff of legal counsel selected by the 

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State of Kansas in its famous suit against the State of 
Colorado over the use of the waters of the Arkansas 

'74 — Rev. John H. Butler is located at Olympia, Wash- 

'75 — F. A. Williams is interested in the movement in 
Ashtabula, Ohio, as a result of which a Pan-Hellenic club 
has been founded. Carey Sheldon, K, ex-'09, attended 
the first banquet also. 

'75 — Maurice Kent, the famous University of Iowa 
quarterback who was given a place on the newspaper 
all-Iowa team, is a son of Volney Kent of Marshallton, 
Iowa, a loyal Kappa "Choctaw." 

'81 — F. S. Gaige, of Ann Arbor has been in Hillsdale 
various times on business and never fails to look up the 

'85 — Prof. Frank Smith, of the University of Illinois, 
was in Hillsdale during the Thanksgiving vacation. 

'91 — C. W. Macomber, Principal of the State Normal 
School at Cheney, Washington, is interested in forming 
a Hillsdale College association in the state of Washing- 
ton. There are a number of former students in that state 
including nine Delts from this chapter. 

'01 — Duane McNabb has given up his law practice at 
Bad Axe and has become associated with L. E. Dow, K, 
'84, in the same profession in Chicago, making in all 18 
Kappa men in Chicago now. 

'01 — Iliff Garrison, of Toledo, is in Europe pursuing his 
favorite profession, that of piano playing. He is a tal- 
ented artist and one of America's leading pianists. 

'04 — Allen Rice, Santiago, Cuba, suffered g^reatly in 
"estate" during the recent rebellion there. 

DelU Alumni 275 

'05 — ^Jay R. Inman is superintendent of schools at Man- 
^^^^.ster, Iowa. 



62 — Hamilton L. Karr is still a lawyer at Osceola, 

'64 — Leslie Greenwood is the auditor of the Farmers 
>an & Trust Co., of Sioux City, Iowa. 
'67 — William H. Woods is in the real estate business 
Mendota, 111. 

'70 — Israel C. Stockton is with the bureau of Pensions, 
^A^ashington, D. C. 

'72 — Alonzo Hutsinpiller. Address desired by the sec- 

'72 — George F. Smith has been the editor and proprie- 
tor of the State Line Democrat at Keosauqua, Iowa, for 
'thirty-five years. 

'70 — Frank Goodenow is in the real estate business, 217 
S. Broadway, Los Angeles, Cal. 

'75— Dr. Gay Dom is a physician and surgeon, 228 E. 
63rd St., Chicago. 
'75— Dr. Tom M. Watson is still at Criggsville, 111. 
'77 — Charles C. Maynard, associate editor of the Cres- 
cent, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1877, is a dentist at San Jose, Cal. 
'77— John B. Watson is still at Barry, 111. 

'78 — O. P. Bostwick is superintendent of schools, Clin- 
ton, Iowa. 

'78 — Rev. E. H. Chapin is pastor of the Universalist 
Church at Rockland, Maine. 

'79 — Douglas A Myers is in the real estate business at 
Peoria, 111. 

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'80 — Charles E. Hoyt is in the contracting business at 
Chillicothe, 111. 

'80 — William A, Parker is resident engineer of the 
Union Pacific at North Platte, Neb. 

'82 — Reuben D. Bower is engaged in farming and stock 
raising at High River, Alberta, Canada. 

'82 — Francis H. Lowe is the resident manager of the 
Whitehead & Hoag Co., at Peoria, 111. 

'83 — ^James W. Carney is still in the law at Galesburg, IlL 

'84 — Dr. G. M. Brunson is engaged in dental practice at 
Joliet, 111. 

'85 — Rev. George Crum is pastor of the First Univer- 
salist Church at Logansport, Ind. 

'86 — Wallace F, Small is a horticulturist at Snohomish, 

'86 — Lorenzo Gard is still tilling the soil at New Can- 
ton, 111. 

'86 — ^John B. Ottowa has for many years represented 
a shoe manufacturing concern of St. Joseph, Mo. He is 
now living at 1006 Bales Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

'86 — Rev. Noble D. Preble is a Christian Science prac- 
titioner at Hutchinson, Kansas. 

'86 — ^John M. Davies is a teacher in the Chicago High 
Schools. His residence is at Maywood, 111. 

'87 — ^Jay Welsh is a farmer and stockman at Williams- 
field, 111. 

'89 — Douglas L. Dunaven is engaged in the practice 
of the law with offices in the Ashland Block, Chicago. 


'06 — Bro. John King is now practicing law in San 
Pedro, Calif. 

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'06 — Bro. E. M. Fitz is in retail business in Pancra, la. 

'06 — Bro. Carl Secrrin is planing opening a bank in 
San Pedro, Calif. 

'06 — Bro. Simpson is located in Oxtel, Kan. 

'06 — Bro. Frederick Cooper is doing newspaper work 
in Lincoln, Neb. 

'06 — Bro. Joseph Burgess is located in a bank in Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 

'06 — Bro. Clem Surley is now studying medicine in 

'06 — Bro. Chas. La Force is traveling for a hardware 
firm located at Ottumwa, la. 

'06 — Bro. Clyde Hatton is traveling for a manufactur- 
ing firm located at Ottumwa, la. 


'98— Charles and John D. Reifsneider of 1900 are still 
in Tukin, Japan, with their families. 

'96 — Rev. Robert Harris has accepted a call from the 
Episcopal Church at Cheyenne, Wyoming. 

'00 — ^Rufus Southworth married Miss Alice F. Wil- 
liams, on Oct. 2, at Monroeville, Ohio. They are domi- 
ciled at Glendale, O., where Dr. Southworth has an ex- 
tensive practice. 

'03 — ^Walter Jackson is practicing law at Lima, O. 

'06 — Howard Fishbach is studying medicine at Pulte 
Medical College, Cincinnati, O. 

'06 — ^John L. Cable is studying law in Cincinnati, O. 

'06 — ^Walter A. Booth is meeting with great success in 
Tacoma, Wishington. 

'06 — George Lee is at the Massachusetts Institute of 

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'97 — ^W. A. Covington, member Georgia legislature. 

'97 — ^J. S. Benton, banker, Monticello, Ga. 

'97 — N. P. Walker, physician, Milledgeville, Ga. 

'98 — O. L. Callan, editor, Yatesville, Ga. 

'00 — ^T. P. Morton, mercantile business, Athens, Ga, 

'00 — Geo. Gibbons is in Pittsburg. 

'01 — H. D. Bunn, naval stores, Fairfax, Ga. 

'01 — ^J. H. Jordan, merchant, Adrian, Ga 

'01 — C. L. Redding, Sec'y to Cong^ressman Brantley of 

'02 — T. C. Hutchinson is teaching at Whitehall, Ga. 

'02 — M. R. Smith, medicine, Augusta. 

'03 — E. Y. Davis, teaching at Santiago, Cuba. 

'03 — H. S. Allen, Pres. South Georgia College, McRae, Ga. 

'03 — C. D. Read, principal public schools, Oglethorpe, Ga. 

'04 — M. D. Callahan, principal of public schools at Par- 
rot, Ga. 

Ex-'06 — D. R. Saunders, naval stores, Pensacola. 

'05— G. P. Bates, clerk in National Bank, Augusta. 

'05— W. A. Herrington, attending medical college, 

'06 — E. C. Johnston, medical college, Atlanta. 

'06 — R. E. Fulcher is in Waynesborough, Ga. 

Ex-'09 — S. J. Evans, employed by R. R., Ashbum, Ga, 

Ex-'09 — ^J. C. Parker, hardware business, Cairo, Ga. 

Ex-'09 — ^Wynans Grady is at Blackshear, Ga. 


'85 — Rev. Rolan Hale is in charge of a church in Frank- 
lin, La. 

The Ardi Chapter 279 

'87— Rev. R. M. W. Black is rector of St. Bartholo- 
mew's, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'93 — ^W. L. Nichol may be found in Nashville, Tenn. 

'96 — H. C Semple is located in New Albany, Ind. 

'02 — Ormonde Simpkins is working — ^Austin, Texas. 

'04 — "Pop" Atkinson, Lumber King, San Marcus, Tex, 

'06 — Geo. J. Gunther is in the cotton business in Mem- 

Ex-'07 — ^John L. Clem, Jr., is preparing for the Army 
exams. He is now in Washington, D. C. 

Ex-'07 — ^James K. Rector will sell you land around San 
Saba, Tex. 

Ex-'06 — B. G. Hannan is in charge of a church in Den- 


'94 — "Doc" Stroud is at the head of the physical depart- 
ment in Rochester University. 

'97— Geo. W. Hill is in the Boston office of the Phila- 
delphia Storage Battery Co. 

'04 — C. P. Scotoria is teaching in Hopedale, Rhode 

'06 — Henry T. Claus has just returned to his new posi- 
tion with the Boston Transcript after an attack of t)rphoid 

'06 — ^Alfred F Smead is located at Greenfield. 

'06 — Fred W. Proctor is in the employ of the Boston & 
Maine Railroad at North Adams. 

'06 — Fredwith R. Mackenzie is in Harvard Law School. 

'06 — Ralph J Fogg is with the American Bridge Co., at 
Trenton, New Jersey. 

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'04 — Tom G. Miliken is practicing bw in Denton. 

'04 — ^Jas. F. Johnson is professor of history in the Ter- 
rell High School, Terrell, Texas. 

'04 — ^John G. Logue is in the law firm of Andrew, Ball 
and Streetman, of Houston, Texas. 

'04 — Milbum P. McCarty is practicing law in Granger, 

'04 — ^John Arthur Piatt in the firm of Stevens and Piatt, 
Lawyers, at Groveton, Texas. . 

'05— Willis D. P. Warren is resident engineer of the 
Illinois Traction Company at Danvers, Illinois. 

'07 — ^James K. Rector, Jr., is in his father's law office at 
San Saba, Texas. Bro. Rector came up to see the Thanks- 
giving game — also to take part in the Annual Thanks- 
giving dinner. 

'08 — Chas. A. Barnes is in the wholesale grocery busi- 
ness in Denison, Texas. Bro. Barnes came up to see the 
Haskell-Indian game on November the tenth. 

'08 — Francis Clark is in the cotton-seed-oil business 
in Rockwall, Texas. 

'08 — L. C. McRe3aiolds is in Denton, Texas, recover- 
ing from a very severe illness. 

'08 — ^Joe R. Frobese is in the Medical Department of 
the University of Texas, at Galveston, Texas. 

'08 — Paul H. Breeden is in the University of the South 
at Sewanee, Tenn. 

'09 — Clyde Faught is secretary of the Tawnson Com- 
mercial Club of Tawnson, Oklahoma. He expects to re- 
turn next year if possible. 

'09 — ^John W. Lane is in the shoe business in Austin, 
Texas. He comes around to the chapter house quite 



Whereas : A decree of Providence has called from the 
activities of this earth, our esteemed and beloved Brother, 
Thaddeus Stevens Allee ; and 

Whereas ; Through the death of Bro. Allee, the Delta 
Tau Delta Fraternity has lost a strong member, and Beta 
Beta Chapter, a loyal alnmnus; be it 

Resolved : That the Beta Beta Chapter extend to the 
members of the bereaved family of our departed brother, 
our heartfelt sympathy in this our mutual affliction and 
loss ; and be it further 

Resolved: That a copy of these resolutions be placed 
upon the minutes of the chapter ; that one copy be sent 
to the family of the deceased, and that another copy be 
sent to the Rainbow of Delta Tau Delta. 

Jesse T. Ruley, 
Frank H. Wheeler, 
Fred C. Tucker, 

DelU Tau Delta House, 
Greencastle, Ind., 
Dec. 10, 1906. 

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Whereas: The decree of Providence has deprived his 
brothers of the presence of Robert Qark Russell; and 

Whereas : Bro. Russell was a loyal Delta, and we feel 
that in his death we have lost a dear brother and friend, 
be it 

Resolved: That we, the members of Gamma Zeta 
Chapter of Delta Tau Delta go into mourning for a 
period of thirty days, through respect for the memory of 
our departed brother, and be it further 

Resolved: That a copy of these resolutions be placed 
upon the minutes of this chapter, a copy be sent to the 
Rainbow for publication, and a copy be sent to the father 
and sister of our beloved brother who has passed into 
the Eternal Chapter. 


L. J. Selden, 
P. S. Hopkins, 
For the Chapter. 
Chapter House of Gamma Zeta 
of Delta Tau Delta 
November 18, 1906. 


"The 'new house craze' is the latest fraternity develop- 
ment Phi Delta Theta has just completed its new house, 
while Sigma Chi will soon move into its new house. The 
next to move into a new house will be Kappa Sigma. At 
the beginning of the term, it was decided that a new house 
should be built The college offers a site accompanied by a 
quit claim deed, gratis, to any fraternity desiring to build on 
the campus." — Kappa Sigma Correspondent, Pa. State 

"There are no further developments, so far, as to Sigma 
Nu's establishing a chapter here, but the rumor is persistent, 
and the several chapters here are daily expecting to see 
Sigma Nu pins blossoming forth on the campus. It is also 
reported, and this with certainty, that a local club has been 
formed and has petitioned Sigma Alpha Epsilon for a char- 

"The four fraternities at Trinity returned men this year as 
follows : Kappa Sigma, 13 ; Alpha Tau Omega, 6 ; Pi Kappa 
Alpha, 5 ; and Kappa Alpha, 9." — Kappa Alpha Correspon- 
dent, Trinity College. 

At the recent meeting of the Association of ColI^;es and 
Preparatory Schools of the Southern States, the president of 
Wofford led the discussion on secret fraternities. He fav- 
ored fraternities himself, though he thought it best to abolish 
them in his own collie at this time for local reasons. Of 

S86 The Rainbow 

the large delegation present, only two speakers opposed fra- 
ternities ; the others believed that any unfavorable conditions 
existing could be easily remedied. In the discussion of inter- 
collegiate games and specific athletics, however, the opinion 
was quite different and the whole system fotmd at fault The 
one year residence plan, with a proper degree of scholar- 
ship, was decided to be the best requirement for eligibility. 

"The Tillikiun Club, an organization of sophomore fra- 
ternity men, held its monthly meeting on November 7 at our 
house. There arc two other organizations of fraternity men 
at the university : the juniors, who form the Triangle Qub, 
and the freshmen, who have named themselves the Pelas- 
gians. The freshmen fraternity men have placed a ticket in 
the field for class officers composed entirely of fraternity 
men and hope to win out by a well organized campaign. 
President Northrop in a recent address in chapel requested 
that in the future no fraternity hold its initiation outside of 
its chapter house. His request will be granted." — Kappa 
Sigma Correspondent, Univ, of Minnesota, 

Of the seventy chapters of Phi Delta Theta twenty-nine 
own chapter houses, located at the following colleges : Dart- 
mouth, Vermont, Williams, Amherst, Cornell, Columbia, 
Gettysburg, Allegheny, Dickinson, Pennsylvania, Pennsyl- 
vania State, Miami, O. W. U., O. S. U., Case, Michigan, 
Wabash, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Nebraska, California, 
Stanford, Washington State, Vanderbilt, Sewanee, Emory, 
Texas Southwestern. 

"In an attempt to increase the possibilities for social life 
among the barbs, the faculty have recently passed a rule al- 
lowing dancing in the gymnasium, a rule which has caused 
considerable talk among those who hold to the old customs 
of Beloit. A Mountain Day in which the whole college par- 

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tidpates has also recently been tried with considerable suc- 
cess. This move in the direction of giving the non-frater- 
nity men a taste of the good things that heretofore few be- 
sides the fraternity men have been able to enjoy will, it is 
hoped, tend to strengthen that spirit of unity and democracy 
in the college which is so often lacking to a marked degree 
-wherever there are fraternities." — Beta Theta Pi Correspon- 
dent, Beloit College. 

"Because of a ruling of the pan-hellenic council, this ses- 
sion has not witnessed the usual fight between the fraternity 
and non-fraternity factions for class honors and distinctions. 
The junior election has always been the most important, be- 
cause this class controls the Cardinal, the official annual pub- 
fication. The anti- fraternity element has held this honor for 
several years. This session, however, the fraternity men 
have a safe majority in the junior class, and there was much 
fear in the barb camp. The anti-fraternity men put the elec- 
tion off as long as they could, but when it was finally called 
they turned out in full strength, seemingly determined to die 
game. The 'frats' were also there to a man. It looked as 
if the old fight was on, but when the meeting was opened 
for nominations it was found that there was only one ticket 
in the field, and that the 'barbs*.' Their surprise, when 
tfiey heard the fraternity men, in majority, second and help 
to make unanimous every nomination, can be imagined. A 
similar method was followed in the other class elections." — 
Kappa Sigma Correspondent, Univ. of Arkansas. 

"Wesleyan Female College, Macon, Ga., claims to be the 
oldest college for women chartered by any state in the world. 
Two societies have long existed there, the Adelphian and 
the Philomathean. Both have a very high standard and it is 

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considered a great honor for a girl to be asked to join either. 
The Adelphian has a diamond shaped badge, the Philo- 
mathean a shield shaped badge. We are informed that Ihe 
Adelphian, founded in 1851, changed from a local to a 'na- 
tional' sorority in 1905, and at Ihe same time changed its 
name to Alpha Delta Phi. Its Delta chapter (its fourth 
chapter we believe) was organized at the University of 
Texas last June. It is a pity that Alpha Delta Phi, the gen- 
eral fraternity for men, has no organ (its Star and Crescent 
having suspended years ago), from which we might learn 
what it thinks of this appropriation of its name." — The 

"The general fraternities are well represented in the en- 
gineering schools. The first fraternity to enter a scientific 
school was Theta Delta Chi, which established a chapter at 
Rensselaer in 1852. This chapter was removed by the fra- 
ternity in 1896. 

'The present distribution of the chapters is given as fol- 
lows : Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 7 ; Sigma Nu, 7 ; Kappa Sigma, 
7; Alpha Tau Omega, 6; C3ii Phi, 5; Phi Delta Theta, 6 
Delta Tau Delta, 4 ; Beta Theta Pi, 4 ; Phi Gamma Delta, 4 
Phi Kappa Sigma, 3 ; Phi Sigma Kappa, 3 ; Sigma Chi, 3 
Chi Psi, 2 ; Delta Kappa Epsilon, 2 ; Kappa Alpha (Southern 
order), 2; Phi Kappa Psi, 2; Pi Kappa Alpha, 2; Alpha 
Chi Rho, 1 ; Delta Phi, 1 ; Delta Upsilon, 1 ; Delta Psi, 1 ; 
Delta Sigma Phi, 1; Kappa Alpha (Northern order), 1; 
Omega Pi Alpha, 1 ; Psi Upsilon, 1 ; Sigma Phi, 1 ; Theta 
Delta Chi, 1 ; Zeta Psi, 1. 

"This makes a grand total of thirty-seven chapters in tech- 
nical schools, including Theta Xi's eight chapters. 

"It is to be hopd that the fraternities will wake up to the 
fact that the technical schools afford a fine field for exten- 

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sion and that they will see that this extension takes place. 
When this happens we shall find that the student body of 
these institutes will improve in quality." — Alpha Tau Omega 

Faculty Feuds Close Centenary College. 

''Centenary College, at Jackson, La., has closed its doors 
permanently in consequence of the fueds in the faculty, the 
resignation of its president who is still lying in a critical con- 
dition from wounds inflicted by the professor of physics in 
a fight, and the withdrawal of all its students. 

"The college was the oldest in Louisiana, having been 
founded in 1825 as Ihe Louisiana State College. It failed 
and soon afterward passed into the hands of the Methodists, 
who named it Centenary College in honor of the centennial 
of the Methodists, which occurred in 1839, the year they 
obtained charge. 

''The college was prosperous in its earlier days, and 
among its distinguished g^raduates were Jefferson Davis, 
President of the Southern Confederacy ; Judah P. Benjamin, 
Secretary of State of the Confederacy, and most of the 
prominent Methodist clergymen of the Southwest. Bishop 
Keener was for many years its president. The buildings will 
probably be used as an annex for the overflow of the State 
Insane Asylum, which is also situated at Jackson and near 
Ae college.'*— New York Sun. 

The fraternity history of Centenary is as follows: Phi 
Kappa Sigma, 1855-61 ; Delta Kappa Epsilon, 1857-62 ; Chi 
Phi, 1858-61 ; Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 1861-61 ; Kappa Sigma, 
Kappa Alpha (So.), and Phi Phi Phi. 

The destruction by fire of the Cornell Chi Psi house, 
December 7, 1906, entailed the greatest loss in life and prop- 

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erty in the annals of Greek letter fraternities. Three mem- 
bers of the chapters and four firemen were killed. Several 
more members of the chapter were injured by jumping from 
upper windows. The following history of the house, whidi 
is a complete ruin, is reproduced from the Cornell Daily Sun. 

"The Cornell Chi Psi house, which was undoubtedly the 
finest and the costliest fraternity house in the country, was 
originally built for Mrs. Jennie McGraw-Flske, at a cost of 
$130,000. The designer of the house was William H. Miller, 
of Ithaca, and the contractors were the firm of Campbell & 
Richardson. Mrs. Fiske, who was Miss McGraw when the 
building was started in 1879, spent most of her time abroad, 
and left the plans almost entirely in the hands of the archi- 
tect. After her marriage Mrs. Fiske returned to this country 
and died in Ithaca in 1881 before she was able to occupy the 

"The property after her death passed under the super- 
vision of the McGraw estate who bought it in at auction. 
The house remained unoccupied until 1896, when it was sold 
to Mr. E. G. Wycoflf, of Ithaca, for $46,000. Since then 
the house has been occupied by the Chi Psi fraternity. The 
approximate valuation of the structure and land was over 
$200,000 though the building was insured for only $25,000. 

"The house was noted for its beautiful woodwork and de- 
sign, and many of the fixtures were secured in foreign 
countries. The woodwork in the library and hall was im- 
ported from Italy, and fitted together by the best cabinet 
makers that could be found in this coimtry. The woodwork 
in the library alone was valued at $10,000." 


mm PD 

One of the most to be desired features of any fraternity 
is a common type in its members. Three factors are most im- 
portant in securing such a result: Chapters located in col- 
leges of even rank, selection of new members by an uniform 
standard and a strict observance by each member of his 
fraternity's rules and principles. The last two features are 
considered in the following extract: 

"One great mistake, too often made, is to reduce the Landmarks 
to their minimum efficiency in order to get "good fellows" of an 
above mentioned tyi>e. It is, indeed, fundamentally wrong to forget 
that men likely to become true Alpha Chis are those attracted and 
not repelled by its Ideals. To attempt to get men whose associates 
and nature are one or both at variance with the type usually found 
in the Brotherhood, is exceedingly poor policy. A X P cannot be a 
reform school It has task enough to proceed onwards with men 
who do conform to its principles. Therefore it should select mem- 
bers form those who apparently are living up to its standards. Long 
have its standards been the boast of this Brotherhood. What 
foUy then to desire the admittance of any for whom this boast 
mnst be yielded! — ^that is to make A X P no better than many 
other fraternities, and not so good as some. 

The true policy, then, is not to adapt the Landmarks to the 
Brothers but to adapt the Brothers to the inflexible Landmarks; 
continually to strive to raise the actual standard of the Order nearer 
and nearer to that taught by its ideals. Every Brother who lives 
these principles will be enthusiastic for his Fraternity. The fact 
that its influence gives him an impetus toward leading an exemplary 
life will make him so. If a Chapter is composed of true Brothers, 
00 one will feel ill will for advice and counsel as to conduct Such 

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matters should be freely spckut of in ootmdL Atqr inraiae or 
blame there camiot be thought to be other than of the best in- 
tention.'' -—The Game* and JVhiU. 

Inasmuch as Delta Tau Delta protected herself some fif- 
teen years ago against the sort of inter-fraternity societies 
discussed in the following clipping, the question has no 
specific bearing for us. It is true that lliere are many of 
these societies more harmful in llieir influence than T. N. E. 
There are others which serve an admirable purpose in pro- 
moting a friendly interchange of courtesies among the dif- 
ferent fraternities. Broadly speaking, we would say that 
the commendable inter-fraternities are generally those which 
limit their membership to the two upper classes. Sopho- 
more and freshman societies are usually superfluous, if not 
absolutely objectionable. 

"It is my idea in this article to call attention particularly to 
dozens of smaller organizations throughout the country possessing 
principles equally as bad and some much worse than T. N. E. but 
whose evils are unrecognized by the fraternities at large because 
they are local organizations and consequently not of general interest 
On one occasion I recall a student telling me on the evening set for 
his initiation into a local inter-fraternity that it could not take place 
because the officers were 'jagged' and all he got was the grip, but he 
was a member nevertheless. At another institution not long after 
I heard some boys say that certain men would not attend a minstrd 
rehearsal given by the various fraternities in college but in prefer- 
ence attended the rehearsal of an inter-fraternity show, giving as 
their reason that the show must be as success as the proceeds were to 
go for a rousing good time that night after the show. 

"Some men would join without the chapter knowing it and it 
would never be fotmd out until they had left college or graduated. 
The question of T. N. E. and inter-coUegiate inter-fraternities when 
brought before the Denver convention resulted in passing a ruling 
forbidding men to join such societies, but here are the local inter- 


ftstemitics causing trouble for the various chapters and no na- 
tional ruling for them to refer to when chapter trouble of this 
dianicter confronts them. I am of the opinion these local societies 
should be investigated and the chapters given some protection 
aguinst them.' 


We wonder if there is any chapter of Delta Tau Delta 

that could be described as follows : 

The chapter meetings were held in a small hall over a grocery 
store. The room was carpeted and had a narrow platform at one 
end. A couple of tables, windows with green shades and dingy 
white curtains, two dozen wooden chairs and a rusty stove were the 
details. The boys always met on Saturday night at 830, hur- 
ried through the routine business, talked a while, and adjourned— 
the Jonses to their room to study, Haviland to call on the book- 
store lady, Buck Stephens to the hotel billiard-hall and Billie Kid 
to tiie barb, dormitory. Then Jones, Jr., once every quarter would 
sil down and write a glowing letter to the fraternity magazine tell- 
ing of the triumphs of the members and the fraternal pleasures of 
the chapter." 

^The Alpha Tau Omega Palm. 

"At this season of the year thousands of American 3rouths have 
catered our colleges for the first time. They are meeting thon- 
suids of upper classmen who are, all unconsciously, to become their 
moral and social tutors. In college, perhaps more than anywhere 
dse, the immeasiu^ble force of personal character exerts its subtle 
influence upon the lives of those who, as students, are involved 
in such intimate associations. It is just in this connection that 
the province of the college fraternity lies. It should, yea, it must 
be— an institution for the upbuilding of character through contact 
with congenial and uplifting associations. The chapter of any 
fraternity which holds other than this one primary ideal is sure to 
dqyredate in the ores of its fellows. 

^It therefore behooves us to be most careful in our selection of 
fredmcn for initiation into our fraternity, for they are to be our 

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associates for the remaining years of our college life; and we 
must learn from them as well as teach them. 

"Variable as are the customs of onr American colleges tiie one 
custom of intrusting the social education of a freshman to his 
fraternity mates is almost as prevalent as fraternity life itself 
while his real moral instruction, that important portion which can- 
not be prescribed in the curnculum, almost as universally devolves 
upon the fraternity. How often does the freshman become what 
his fraternity makes of himl 

"From the moment that a man pledges himself to our Frater- 
nity, we, as upper classmen, his future associates, become sponsors 
for his character. Do we appreciate the responsibility, and how 
do we use it? Perhaps we begin by making our "fresh" the butt of 
an apparently endless series of practical jokes. Perhaps we treat 
him to a prolonged course of flattery, until, like the proverbial 
spoiled child, he begins to believe that he "owns the earth." Per- 
haps, with a firm belief in his scholastic ability, we hound him on 
to literary effort only eventually to make of him a living automaton, 
a walking encyclopedia, a bookworm, blind to all else than that 
he sees in print Perhaps he gives athletic promise, and we, en- 
tirely forgetful that mind as well as body needs development, urge 
him to glory on the field, until, all too late, he and we awake to 
the fact that he is hopelessly behind in his studies. 

"The ideal chapter, however, while recognizing the innate value 
of an equable and genial disposition, of scholastic ability, of an 
'abiding self-confidence,' and of athletic prowess, will not permit 
its members to develop along any one of these lines to the exclu- 
sion of the others. Hence, it is that we believe that the initiatioD 
of a freshman into his fraternity, as the first and perhaps most 
important portion of his fraternal education, cannot be absolutely 
prescribed by even the most elastic of rituals or the most ancient 
of college customs. Study 3rour freshman. If he is unduly fresh, 
a few harmless "stunts" or a practical joke in line with the cus- 
toms of your college may not hurt him, but may prove the making 
of a man. But be sure that your "stunts" and your jokes, your 
college pranks, if you will are harmless, absolutely so— for re- 
morse unendurable is the penalty to him who oversteps the bounds I 

"But remember that your initiation carries with it more serious 
instruction. There is provided a series of important truths, so be- 

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jeweled by their ritualistic setting, that they can scarcely fail to 
make a deep and lasting impression upon the character of the 
initiate, if soberly and impressively rendered. Fun, pranks, stunts, 
and jokes have no place here, if, indeed, they are at all necessary. 
Therefore, study your ritual, and aim to deliver your instruction 
in the most impressive manner of which you are capable — laying 
aside all levity, as becomes one who delivers himself of truths 
which are to influence for all time the life and character of the 
initiate." — The Caduceus of Kappa Sigma. 

The dangers of fraternity life are, chiefly, getting out of touch 
with college activities and too great and tempting facilities for idle- 
ness. The danger of dissipation is practically negligible ; young men 
who have a tendency to dissipation will find their way to one an- 
other quite as readily in the absence of fraternities as by their means ; 
and, as a matter of fact, the young man in college is morally safer 
than the young man of the same age and the same opportunities of 
spending money out of college. Whether the fraternity house and 
the living together of the men in dining-halls shall segregate them 
and diminish their interest in college activities depends chiefly on the 
g;raduate members of the fraternities. The mere fact of living to- 
gether in small groups does not, of itself, destroy college feeling any 
more than dining together in large Commons develops college feel- 
ing. Everything depends on the spirit and aims of the fraternity, 
and very largely on the influence of its graduates. The latter can 
always, by precept and example, keep a fraternity in closest touch 
with the college, and identify loyalty to a fraternity with loyalty to 
a college. 

"No one who knows the place which the fraternities occupy ia 
nearly all of our great institutions can fail to recognize the fact that 
the Greek-letter fraternity offers an instrument of the highest effec- 
tiveness for educational purposes. In the University of Michigan, 
for instance, which stands in the front rank of the great State insti- 
tutions of the Central West, there are no less than thirty-seven fra- 
ternities of various kinds. Mr. Birdseye emphasizes the place which 
fraternity houses, hold at Amherst as supplementary dormitories. 
At Williamstown the college and the fraternities have taken pos- 
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the fraternity houses in dignity and beauty, are quite on a lerel widi 
the college buildings. The loyalty and affection of the graduates of 
these fraternities constitute an important part of the capital of tiie 
college; the provision for student rooms which the houses offer is 
a very material addition to the college resources;. the opportunity 
of reaching the members of the fraternity through their rq>re- 
sentatives in the senior class, or through their graduates, is con- 
stantly used to good effect by college authorities; but are there 
not other and more definite ways of turning these assodatiofis 
towards scholarly ends, of making them still more valuable in the 
college life, of uniting them more closely with the college world? 

"It was with just such groups of students that many of the col- 
leges at Oxford and Cambridge began their careers. It was out of 
the Halls that many of the colleges grew. Is there not a suggestion 
in this historical parallelism between the Hall and the modem fra- 
ternity house? The Halls were originally small groups of students 
liviag together, with a few teachers who directed their studies, and, 
to a very large extent, studied with them. At the dinner of the 
Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, one of the foremost Greek-letter socie- 
ties in the country, in New York last year, it was suggested that a 
large fund be raised, the income to be used for resident or foreign 
graduate students, to be selected from the entire fraternity, with 
the hope of stimulating scholarly interest and ambition in a fra- 
ternity which has been represented in public life and in all the pro- 
fessions by men of the highest distinction. This suggestion was 
novel only in its scope. Would it not be possible to go farther, and 
to place in chapter houses, by the action and support of the g^du- 
ates, 3roung and promising graduate students, who, living with the 
men and acting as tutors, somewhat in the English sense, should 
direct the work of the undergraduates; teach them how to study, 
an art in which American students are sadly lacking; stimulate their 
intellectual life; and in a familiar informal way co-operate with the 
college in its highest work? The means for trying this experiment 
in many fraternities are ample. Is not the time ripe for more 
definite and higher direction of this great force in the American 
college community?" 

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Vd.XXX. MARCH. 1907 

No. 3 

A Symposium 

The Question 

"For som€ time there has been a question in my mind 
with regard to atfUiates which I cannot settle and upon 
vMch I have never seen anything u/ritten. Two cases of 
fht character I have in mmd have come under my direct 
obttrvation during the past month. For example: Chap- 
ter A receives a transfer, writes to Chapter B, from which 
chapter the transfer comes. Chapter B wires in reply, 
'Record bad. Don't affiliate.' 

"The question which troubles me is, is such a situation 
fair to chapters and to the man concemedT In other 
words, if a man is so undesirable as to be repudiated in 
such manner by his own chapter, should not that chapter 
have expelled him at once, and thus saved embarrassment 
to alt parties concemedT If a man is unHl to be given a 
rtcommendation to a sister chapter, is he Hi to remain on 
ffu roll of his own chapter? 

"I think I have made the situation clear. Can you not 
enUglUen us on the 'subject in some one of the coming issues 
of The Rainbow ?" 

I take it the answer is obvious. If Chapter B held the 

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man in such esteem it is its duty to expel him. It seems 
to me it is almost a breach of faith for a chapter to permit 
a man to go out from it either as an alumnus or an affiliate 
when it is so clearly of the opinion that the man is un- 
worthy of the fraternal bond. Moreover, in this particular 
case, Chapter B must have realized that its action left Chap- 
ter A between two serious difficulties — affiliating the man in 
the face of this recommendation, or weakening its own ccd- 
lege standing by being unable to support the fraternity as 
a whole. I think Chapter A might have demanded of Chap- 
ter B to make good its opinion, and, if proven, would have 
had good grounds to demand the man's expulsion. 

Stuart Maclean. 

In the case under discussion Chapter B was responsible 
for the man seeking affiliation. If his record was bad 
while he was yet with that chapter he should have been 
disciplined. Having permitted him to go forth, however, 
as a member of the Fraternity, it was i^inly unfair to him, 
no matter what his character, to seek to debar him from the 
privilege of affiliation with brothers in another chapter. It 
was also unfair to the other chapter, for it put the members 
in an embarrassing position. They were obliged to refuse 
the man admittance without knowing why they did sa It 
is, however, possible for the matter to have gone this far 
without any serious fault on the part of any of those con- 
cerned, for Chapter B may have had no idea of the possible 
results of its negligence— but having reached this point the 
correct procedure would be to take the matter before the 
Arch Chapter with the evidence Chapter B could produce, 
and give the man a chance to clear himself, or Chapter A 
just ground for refusal to admit him. W. L. McKay. 

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In the matter of the right of members to affiliate with 
other chapters than their own and of the duty of the home 
chapter to its members and to the Fraternity in the case of 
transfers, I am of the opinion that a repudiation of a mem- 
ber by his chapter's advising the chapter to which he goes 
against receiving him because of his bad record or for any 
other reason is cowardly in the extreme and utterly unfair 
to such a member, who is thereby condemned before strang- 
erSy without his knowledge and without a hearing before his 
accusers. It is certainly the duty of the home chapter to 
pass upon the merits of its own members and to protect its 
standing and that of the Fraternity by expelling unfit mem- 
l>ers before they leave the chapter that admitted them, unless 
they leave unexpectedly or change in their conduct after 
leaving. It alone is able to give a proper hearing, without 
which no man is condemned before the law, whose ideals of 
fairness should not be permitted to exceed those of the Fra- 
ternity toward its members or that of brothers for each 
other. Oscar L. Pond. 

At first reading, the question raised in the January 
Rainbow on the matter of affiliation seems a very simple 
one to answer ; a man who can not be affiliated by B chap- 
ter should have been expelled by A chapter and that chapter 
has been remiss in not performing an unpleasant duty. 

But in a fraternity such as ours is, a matter of this sort is 
not a simple one, and a number of questions should be 
answered first. 

Who wrote this letter to B chapter, did the secretary do 
k by direction of his chapter? In what way was the man's 
record bad, are his habits bad, or is it his classroom record, 

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is he detrimental because of his manners? and what are his 
affiliations with alunmi members of A chapter? A good 
deal depends on how these questions are answered. 

If the man's habits are bad, there is but one answer, he 
should have been expelled; but the record may be called 
bad without this extreme. 

He may not do any particular damage to A chapter, be- 
cause he is known to the student body and properly dis- 
counted, as he will not be in new surroundings. 

He may be connected with some alumnus who is of great 
value to A chapter and it naturally hesitates to hurt his 
feelings. Then the letter to B may have been written by a 
man who did not really represent the opinion of his chapter. 

When a student joins Delta Tau Delta he gives up certain 
privileges he enjoyed previously. For this reason expulsion 
is not a penalty to be lightly inflicted, and excepting the one 
matter of immorality in its various phases, a chapter may 
not lay itself open to serious blame if it allows a member 
to retain his membership in the Fraternity though it may 
advise B not to affiliate. The man thus retains his privi- 
leges and if he abuses them, B chapter has a recourse which 
will be even more impressive than if A had attempted 
disciplining him. 

No chapter should be in haste to affiliate any man. Let 
him wait a while and prove himself, study him and see if 
he will mix well with the men who already compose the 
chapter. Avoid in every way possible the discordant de- 
ment. LowRiE McCLusa 

So long as the old saying, 'To err is human,'' con- 
tinues to be true, any association of human beings is likely 

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to judge the inner by the outer man, and is liable at one 
time or another to admit as a member of its circle a person 
who will turn out uncongenial, or indifferent, or positively 
mimical. It is to be hoped that every chapter of Delta 
Tau Delta exercises extreme and constant precaution 
against the admission of tmdesirable men. If, unfortun- 
ately, such a mistake has been made, and if the man is in- 
corrigible, there seems to be but one righteous, one possi- 
ble, remedy. That remedy is expulsion. Every fraternal 
influence, personal and official, persuasive and punitive, 
should be brought to bear before capital sentence is pro- 
nounced ; but if these influences fail the man is not a Delta, 
and the name should be taken from him. The familiar 
words of a great authority confirm this view : ''And if thy 
right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee. 
And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it 
from thee." 

If the view presented above is correct, and if it were 
strictly lived up to, the question submitted for this discus- 
sion could never arise. 

In the transaction given, "Chapter A" is the real culprit. 
In issuing the transfer, she vouches for the character and 
fraternity standing of its bearer. If he is not a good Delt, 
she virtually assumes his sins, by declaring him to be. She 
has shirked the unpleasant but imperative duty of expel- 
ling him, and hopes now to get rid of him and hear no more 
of him; as an easy-going employer sometimes gives a 
recommendation to an unprofitable employee — ^securing re- 
lief for himself by turning his trouble loose ''with a good 

The question does not state what the final outcome was; 
but it is "a consummation devoutly to be wished" that 
"Chapter A" had it sharply and powerfully brought home 

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to her how wofuUy remiss in duty she had been — ^to her 
sister chapters, to herself, and, not least, to the man whom 
she made the victim of her weak equivocation. The man 
is not to blame for taking and using the transfer ; he would 
be a fool if he did not. Jno. R. Scott. 

In response to your request for a discussion of the ques- 
tion you present, I beg to submit the following : The whole 
question is the old one of affiliation, modified somewhat, 
to be sure. I have always felt that the matter of affiliation 
wasn't a very serious problem for fraternities, because it 
is not fraternity business. It is purely and simply chapter 
business. One man wrote me a very sad and dyspeptic let- 
ter, because, as he said, "He had not joined Delta Tau Delta 
at all, he learned, but only one chapter of Delta Tau Delta." 
What he should have learned was that he had joined Delta 
Tau Delta, through the medium of one chapter, and that his 
fraternity would welcome him as a member of the national 
body as long as he behaved decently. But on that account he 
ought not to expect another chapter than his, with possibly 
an entirely different standard of excellence, to take him into 
its inner circle, and give him voting privileges, on questions 
that might be of local import, or on men who were brought 
up under stricter or more relaxed standards of discipline. 
The question of affiliation must be left to the chapters. We 
of the Arch Chapter must not say whom a chapter may or 
may not initiate, so long as chapters consider that we have 
a standard of manhood, to which we wish them as closely 
as possible to adhere. If we insist upon a chapter's affiliat- 
ing every Delta that comes to college, then we must insist 
upon every Delta joining the chapter in the college of his 


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adoption, whether he wishes so or not. And this unques- 
tionably would be a violation of personal rights. 

In almost every chapter it might happen that a man would 
be initiated who would be a disappointment. There is no 
chapter that has not had this experience. There might be 
no one thing to which the others could point that was so bad 
that it warranted his expulsion. Not all men are good 
fraternity men. Some are at best indifferent. They do no 
harm, especially, and they do no good. They cannot be ex- 
pelled, because we have no penalty for the sins of omission. 
They are tolerated by the chapter, because its members feel 
a certain loyalty to their chapter brothers, and because no 
chapter likes to see a man expelled. They can stand him, 
because they are used to him, or because they must keep 
up appearances. But they could not recommend him to an- 
other chapter. They ought not to wish another chapter to be 
embarrassed as they have been. I have found the chapters 
very sensible in their handling of this problem, and the 
cordial relations between chapters have not been disturbed, 
even when a man quite acceptable to one crowd was not so 
to another. 

My advice to chapters is this: Make your standard of 
men high. Have it distinctly understood that every initiate 
must approach this standard, so that your chapter will have 
a distinct personality. Make yourselves understand that 
standards of excellence will vary, as the objects of schools 
vary. Men educated in our strict church colleges may not 
think and believe as men in the gpreat State universities or 
the technical colleges, and yet all will be good men. If you 
have a crowd selected as you wish them, you cannot afford 
to have standards upset by any other one. Make all Delts 
welcome in your houses, give them the freedom of your 
social events. But when it comes to matters of chapter 

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import, you are the ones that must do the thinking and the 

I have recently had occasion to put into actual execu* 
tion my idea of the solution of the question you ask. A 
man, who was a dub, but who looked fairly good in his 
clothes, was initiated into one of our chapters. He was 
never of any good to the chapter, but he didn't have per- 
sonality enough to do it any hamu He was not quite hon- 
est, but he was not dishonest. Every one in the ch^ptet 
apologized for him mentally, but was loyal to him because 
of the badge he wore. I do not see how he could have been 
expelled, justly. He finally entered another college, and I 
was asked to recommend him. I refused to do so. I stated 
plainly that he was unworthy of affiliation. He didn't have 
the strength of character necessary to commit a great sin. 
He was simply harmless and useless. Why should an- 
other chapter be burdened with him? 

I may be all wrong, but the chances are that I am nearer 
all right. I have had a large experience with boys, and 
know them from A to Z. I have had a fair experience with 
fraternity matters, and my ideas are the result of observa- 
tion. A college fraternity must be run on business princi- 
ples, or it won't last out. The sentiment of the Fraternity is 
beautiful, and we love it. But that does not require that 
when one chapter has been bitten, another must also be 
bitten. FkANK Wieland, 

President Delta Tau Delta. 

A Boost From the Bnuh 307 

A Boost from the Brush 

Chicago and the Karnea Viewed by a Rank Outsider 

We pleaded with you, "Doc," e'en as pleads the beauteous 
and blonde heerowine when the crool villin is about to fore- 
close the mortgage and turn her dying father out in 

''If/' we said, at the same time assuming an impressive 
pose and carelessly tossing back the glossy curls so as to 
afford you a close-range view of our Websterian forehead| 
"if we are elected for the sacrifice and are to boost the 
Karnea, at least furnish us with a few harmless, inoffensive 
facts, which, while they will not interfere at all with the 
libretto — " We got no farther. We were harshly, brut- 
ally checked. You looked and we withered. 

Tacts?" you repeated, in an irritated fashion, playfully 
toying with an orphaned appendix, "I labored under the de- 
lusion that you were a newspaper writer. The 1907 Karnea 
is to be held in Chicago. What more do you want ?" 

We rolled over and counterfeited dead. We told you, 
*Doc," that anyone who wanted anything else on earth be- 
sides a Karnea in Chicago was an idiot of gibbering pro- 
pensities. We assured you that we did not give a dem for 
common, ordinary, homely facts. "You're the doctor," we 
remarked, coquettishly mussing up our cowlick. Securing 
a strangle-hold on our feiithful typewriter, we applied an an- 
aesthetic, injected a large dose of axle-grease, attached the 
belt that furnishes power for the family washing machine, 
and fell to. 

We were determined to tell the truth about Chicago, 
even if we had to lie. 

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"IMPERIAL Chicago calls." I>r. Wieland says so, and 
passing hastily over the hifalutin' adjective attached to the 
little old village which boasts the Mogul among its most 
famous residents, we are emboldened to state that if Chi- 
cago calls, there is no chance to beat her. 

She has at least four aces and a joker running wild. This 
language may be slightly technical and productive of knitted 
brows in educational circles at Baldwin, Kan., Columbia, 
Mo., and Madison, Wis., but why blame us if the higher 
education has not been assimilated at these outposts? 

We repeat it. If Chicago calls, she will deliver the 
goods. She has a habit of delivering the goods, not in an 
unsightly bundle, wrapped in brown paper at the back 
door, but rather enfolded in tin foil with gilt trimming at 
the front vestibule. Back in 1893 Chicago called us. She 
had a World's Fair and wanted our opinion. We were 
rather juvenile in those days. There was an unsightly 
hiatus from the knees down where our trouserettes ab- 
ruptly ceased to trouser ; and the brick pavements hurt our 
feet. But we were there with both feet, just the same. 

"Chicago," said we, in gratitude, "you have soitenly done 
noble. Just wait till the year 1907 and we'll be right back 
and bring all the fellers. Thank us not, but kindly tell us 
where the folks is, for we are lost." 

Others of a lesser mould might ave forgotten a prom- 
ise given in youthful recklessness, but we remembered. 
On the Monday morning next August when the greatest 
foregathering of the clans of Deltdom begins, hastening 
delegates and visitors may find us supporting the front of 
the new Congress Hotel. We will take no chances of that 
dump toppling over and spoiling everything. Some must 
watch while others frolic. New York had its Sherman 
Arter; Chicago will have us, dem it. 

A Boost From the Bnuh 801 

At the very outset of the Kamea campaign of 1907, the 
Chicago Alumni Chapter has led the ace of trumps. Dost 
recall the Hotel Astor, which, when we bade it a tearful 
farewell one smiling August day in 1905, was putting up a 
very fair imitation of a gilded tavern ? Visiting Delts, who 
tread cautiously upon its plush, opined that it was a very 
fair sort of a cross-roads inn. The Chicago Kamea pro- 
moters realized that they had a job on their hands to pro- 
duce a world-beating convention, following so closely on 
the heeb of that never-to-be-forgotten seance in 'Manhattan. 
There were very fair hostelries in Chicago. Sarah Bern- 
hardt had taken a milk bath in the porcelain preserves of 
the Auditorium Annex and gilded youth from New York 
had traveled far to take the plunge into the fish tank in 
the Pompeiian room. We ourselves had strolled casually 
into the marble palace and with inimitable sang-froid ab- 
stracted a toothpick from the desk, while the clerk was not 

Under ordinary circumstances, the Annex might have 
served the piupose. A convention of Pittsburg millionaires 
could have found comfort within its walls. But here there 
loomed a gathering of the kings of Greekdom. Were top- 
hatted doods from the confines of Broadway and Hoboken, 
N. J., to be permitted to smile sardonically as they men- 
tally recalled the Noo York Kamea? Was it to be said that 
the great Middle West, already short on gold-tipped cigar- 
ets and long on cob pipes, could not house the Kamea as it 
never was housed before ? Not by a doggone sight ! 

What did Dr. Wieland and his confreres do ? Well, they 
didn't do a thing but prevail upon Chicago to build a new 
hotel, the Congress, which will undoubtedly be the most 
magnificent in the country. The Congress Hotel for the 
great Delt Congress. Could anything be more appropri- 

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ate? Washington has its congress, so will Chicago have 
hers. The similarity between the two congresses will be 
only in name. Col. J. Wakefield, Col. F. Rogers and other 
patriots need not worry. There is no bar in the Congress 
— at Washington. 

When Kilpatrick, Hodgdon, Hillegas and the rest of that 
bunch from Noo York are ushered into the new Congress, 
we will take them cordially but firmly by the hand and 
after examining into their previous condition of servitude, 
welcome them into the United States. They are good boys 
— ^bless 'em — and have been out of the country too long. 

There is no gainsaying the fact that the West is the 
bright, shining stronghold of Deltaism. The young men, 
comprising the chapters of H. Van Petten's division, who 
looked at you from the pages of the last Rainbow, would 
admit this without a murmur. And Chicago is the greatest 
Delt village on the continent. A grand alumni chapter, 
flanked by three active chapters, is already sitting up at 
night planning for the entertainment of the Kamea hordes. 
When these plang mature and flower, Dr. Wieland im- 
pressively informs us, Chicago will have all previous Kamea 
towns up a tree hollering for help. That is not just ex- 
actly the way the Mogul put it, but he says it goes. 

Hillegas hymned Coney Island two years ago and we 
who harked to his siren song knew him for no false 
prophet. But if Noo York had her Coney — ^is it still pro- 
nounced "Cooney?" — Chicago has her White City. The 
White City — ^that is the name they love to pve that won- 
drously beautiful dream, the World's Fair, whose pale 
domes and turrets shone in the moonlight and reflected their 
fairy forms into the Venetian waters that played at their 
feet. And so they have reared another dream city, white 
and myriad-lighted, a Bagdad through which 3rou wander 

A Boost From the Brush 811 

seddng and finding amusement; and in memory of that van- 
ished dream, they have called it the White Gty. When it 
comes to plastering the language with a view to scenic 
effect, we sometimes flatter ourselves that only a cruel con- 
catenation of circumstance is putting Bertha M. Qay and 
Frank Merriwell across the line winners and holding us in 
the ruck. 

A night at the White City is on the card of entertainment 
for the Kamea-comers. Any one who journeyed with 
that gladsome Delta horde to G>ney Island will be found 
ready for a front seat in this parade. The Chicago Silver 
Comet band will head the procession after playing a med- 
ley of popular airs in the lobby of the hotel. 

Yes, comrades, there is a large dancing floor at ye Pale 
Village, where you may have a walk around that will dis- 
count even that remarkable gang of locksteppers who 
trod airily that August night at Coney. 

Groans from the third vertebrae of the paralytic type- 
writer machine warn us to hasten. With a deft touch, we 
will skim over the vaudeville night and the mastodonic 
smoker, carded as headliners in the beautiful vision of the 
Chicago alumni. There need be no fear of the nicotine sup- 
ply feiUing short. Ample safeguards will be taken, consist- 
ing of the muzzling of Rev. C. Henry Wells and other 
high-vested clerical gents, after they have received an equit- 
able ration. 

As a side issue there will be roller-skating on the Chi- 
cago River. This, of course, is not the only body of water. 
To the left as we ride into town in our palatial private car 
"Guenevre de Simkins," we observe that notable freshet, 
Lake Michigan. Br'ers, whose pocketbooks are such that 
they cannot endure the maddening heat of summer, need 
not for^o the Kamea and hasten to the continental water- 

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ing places or sichlike. Swept by the breezes from that 
little old lake which once convinced us that while a sailor's 
life might be free and bold, as the ditties say, it was not 
necessarily adapted to our delicate and sensitive organism, 
Chicago is ofttime put to stress to keep warm in August 
It is no infrequent sight to see Col. Alf Mayo going down to 
work in the morning, clad in a bearskin coat No, we take 
this back. We misremembered. We will not lure any 
confiding bond-brother to Chicago under false pretences. 
He was not wearing a bearskin coat ; he was wearing ear- 

Easterners in Chicago complain that the silver dollar is 
current generally while in deah old Manhattan you wouldn't 
be caught dead with one, really. Now, we have no desire 
to make invidious comparisons. We went to Noo Yoiic 
some time ago and managed to while away the fleeting 
hours without more than one or two touches of ennui. But 
it must be confessed, more in sadness than in anger, that in 
the city of Broadway and its environs, the simple, plain, 
chunky, in God we trust dollar of our daddies is down and 
out. No cartwheel for them. And this is why. A dollar 
there is not intended for money, there being nothing much 
it can buy. Therefore it serves as pence to toss to news- 
boys, waiters and other pirates. In Chicago there is a 
hundred cents of hard-earned increment in every dollar and 
they are all silver — ^bless 'em. Even we, who wait, like On- 
cinnatus at the plow, one hundred miles or so away from the 
city by the lake, haughty and scornful as we are, even we 
have no prejudice against the silver dollar. 

In Chicago it is possible to dine in a restaurant and 
emerge fortified by the consciousness that you have had 
enough to eat and that you will not have to go without 
cigars for six months to make up for the feast For painful 


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A Boost From the Bnnh 313 

experiences— 4)ut let us hasten. 7-11—2-3-12—4-5-6-8-9-10 
/ffl* ?ffi ;fifl fF ? (,|. 00 Zoeaeft— X— ffl? () .":ffi%??? 
23 — skiddoo 23 — skiddoo 23 — skiddoo 23 — skiddoo 23 
G>urage, sturdy old junk mill! 

A dollar, judiciously expended, goes far in Chicago. 
"Dat's de troot," as they say over on the we't side, the 
only part of the big town where the torch of learning has 
not flared. So you, who begin to hesitate because of a 
possible crimp in your bank account, have no cause to 
dread. What you must fear is any polished stranger who 
offers to dispose of his interest in the Masonic Temple, 
because he liked you the first minute he laid eyes on you. 
If on Monday some one offers' to have the building turned 
around on its axis for the reasonable sum of twenty-five 
cents, heed not. This is only done on Wednesdays and 

Already we hear the prophetic tread of that great Delt 
array next sununer. In our vision we see the square- 
badged boys coming into camp. One of the most interest- 
ing exhibits will be the Arch Chapter array, Stall No. Two. 
If you have never seen an arch chapter in action, you have 
no right to go about pretending that life is a hollow void 
and that you don't care whether school retains or not. The 
Moguls will be found, side by side in peace and harmony, 
eating out of each other's hands. They will sell photo- 
graphs of themselves for the benefit of the endowment 

While the awestruck gang is gazing at the happy family, 
there will come a vibrant note of joy. With their arms 
around each other and their voices attuned to perfect har- 
mony, there enters Alvan E. Duerr and the most delinquent 
chapter treasurer in the Fraternity. Tableau ! 

It will indeed be a boon for the sacrificing Alvan to prom- 

814 The Rainbow 

enade the corridors, unmolested by the haunting fear that 
some desperate and remiss treasurer might insert a stilletto 
between the fifth and sixth ribs. Poor man, he never knew 
when he would hear that awful "S'death I" and "Take that, 
coise you !" Come to Chicago and see him enjoy himself. 

Moguls John L. Kind and Stuart Maclean will be roped 
off separately, because they are in their novitiates and will 
attract more than ordinary attention. Smoked glasses will 
be provided for daring sightseers desiring to take a good 
pike at the chancellor of the root of evil. All previous ef- 
fects in the sartorial line will be outdone, even his own, is 
the promise we have received from the scholar's retreat at 
Madison. Col. Stuart Maclean, blithely termed the "Sweet 
Songbird of the South," will be easily recognized by the 
long, waving coiffure and the Byronic collar. He is a poet 
but this has made no difference in our friendship, and it 
may be on the cards that when they call to order that great 
banquet that is to climax the great gathering, the Colond 
will read a poem that will chant the praises of good old 
Delta Tau as rhymed meter has never sung them before. 

Come, we repeat it, COME and meet the Arch Chapter. 
Once we had an idea that a Mogul was as far removed 
from ordinary clay as the Sultan of Turkey, who has a 
harem and cannot drink wine. There is no similarity at 
all between the Moguls and the Sultan, we assure you. 

Emissaries of the Chicagoans already prowl about the 
country, listening to Delta orators, that the Kamea may 
hear the best talent ever corraled imder one tent. It is 
perhaps too early to specify the speakers who will adorn 
that great banquet-to-be with their pearls of thought. But 
there are going to be some old boys there who would make 
the highly touted Demosthenes slink home with his toga 
between his legs like a whipped cur. 

A Boost From the Bnnh 315 

Why, when ''Wcs*' Mahan, Chicago's and Beta XJpsilon's 
, hoists anchor and gets under way, the Eastern gang 
ill have to bring the "King" with them — and they must — 
^f they do not want to be convinced themselves that the 
^wfiddle West is the promised land and that they are living 
a state of semi-savagery, subsisting on the tropical ban- 
an. And the founders — bless their hearts — ^the Chicago 
r'ers have sworn to bring them to that great festal board, 
-^^d if their voices are not as strong, and quaver once in a 
"^^hile, you and I who have traveled there, will not mind. 
^ JTiink of seeing and hearing some of those who laid the 
^rst stones of our towering structure I 

Little remains to be told. Is there need to enumerate 
^Further the splendors to come, the attractions of Chicago? 
^eed we accent the fact of our own promised attendance 
in good humor? Our usual yearly trip to the town is for 
the purpose of seeing the representatives of the State Uni- 
versity on the gridiron assassinated by Standard Oil mer- 
cenaries. Considering how we have been treated in Chi- 
cago, it is a wonder that we were given this task, but the 
villagers there desired to give the world an impartial idea 
of what could be expected. And we, praise be, we have 
did it! 

Let the mystic words, "Meet me in Chicago" be your 
pillar of fire by day and your cloud of smoke by night. 
We may be a little tangled here, but what boots it? Make 
your plans to attend the greatest Kamea in the annals of 
Deltdom and weTlgosome — anddon'tyouf orgetit I 

Louis M. ToBiN. 

S16 The Rainbow 

To Whom It May Concern 

"In men whom men condemn as ill, 

I find so much of goodness still; 

In men whom men pronounce divine, 

I find so much of sin and blot — 

I hesitate to draw the line 

Between the two, where God has not." 

This question comes to me: To what extent does a 
Delta, even in the wrong, deserve our sympathy? How 
forgiving may we be, and still preserve a respect for the 
laws of the land, and for ourselves? The gulf between 
justice and mercy will always be a wide one, because jus^ 
tice takes no account of environment, of temptation or of 
resistance. For this reason, what is just in the considera- 
tion of one, might be very unjust in another instance. May 
a man, by expiating a sin, remove it, or the memory of it; 
or, having sinned, must he forever be an outcast, with aD 
of the good he has done forgotten? 

There is no one whose life may be made, with safety, an 
open book. The interpretation of morals is too widely dif- 
ferent. So many men seem to need to be tried in the fire 
of experience, of sin, even, to come to know how despicable 
sin is. So many seem to have needed to experience the 
depths, to reach the heights. In this experience, the weak 
may perish, and only the strong survive. Must the strong, 
therefore, forever and henceforth despise the weak? 

How may we best detach ourselves from those whom we 
have ceased to admire? How best may we punish those 
who have sinned against us and society? Shall we cry 
from the house-tops "Behold, my brother is unworthy," or 
can we best punish by ignoring and forgetting? 

It is one of the tragedies of life that our misdeeds be- 

To Whom It Hay Concern 317 

come the misdeeds of all of our associates. We cannot 
detach ourselves from them or their consequences. So to 
pursue and goad another is poor revenge indeed. But to 
pity, to sympathize and pardon, where is there revenge like 
this? If we demand the pound of flesh, if we require that 
punishment be meted out, we draw our victim and his 
punishment more and more closely to ourselves. We thus 
pin nothing, and lose much. He gains, perhaps, because 
00 suffering is devoid of dignity. 

To everyone who thinks there must come the question 
of temptation and the power to resist it In every judg- 
Qi^t, we must allow for these. The man who is just and 
ii^ful will always be greater than he who is just, and 
just only ; and the eternal justice, which we cannot esti- 
0^ because our short vision does not allow us to con- 
fer environment and teaching and morbid tastes and weak 
'^ills — the finality of justice may read the scales very dif- 
ferently. Again, our interpretation of sin or virtue in 
others ought to bear a ratio to these same qualities in our- 
sehres. Assuredly, of these, no one else can know. If 
Delta Tau Delta means the Labor of the Beautiful and 
the Good, then when we assume its obligations, we assume 
a grave responsibility. It means that we will judge no 
one hastily, or unheard; that we will not condemn things 
simply because we do not understand them ; it means that 
to stand by one in his troubles is to make of chivalry a 
religion. And it means more than these. It means that if 
we cannot countenance or pardon, we can at least ignore 
and forget There is no punishment so severe as being 
eliminated from another's interests. 

Frank Wieland^ A. M., M. D., 
President Etelta Tau Delta. 

318 The Rainbow 

The Record of Phi Kappa Psi 

By Guy Morrison Walker 

This book is published for Phi ICappa Psi for use in 
rushing new men, and for this reason might be supposed 
to be kept strictly private. However, it seems to be for 
sale to anyone who chooses to pay the price, as the copy 
tmder review was gotten from a book store, which pur- 
chased it in the ordinary trade way; it is therefore public 
property and subject to criticism as any other ptd)lic state- 
ment is. The fact that several chapters of Delta Tau Delta 
meet chapters of Phi Kappa Psi and the statements of this 
book, is our reason for devoting this space to a review of 
the same. 

The Record is a neat book of eighty pages, and the 
copy under review is tastily bound in dark green cloth. 
The pages are well supplied with marginal references 
and it is a model of condensation, the result the author 
says of twenty years of work. 

It begins with a general description of the insignia of the 
fraternity, then of the various publications. Then follows 
a chapter on "What Phi Kappa Psi M^ans;" and one on 
"Pointers," most of which is given further on. Fcdlowing, 
are chapters on '^History and Government," "Our Frater- 
nity," which contains a sketch of each chapter, showing 
how every Phi Psi chapter is the best in each particular 
college; "Inactive Chapters," "Alumni Associations" where 
the most prominent men in each town are members. "Qvil 
War Record," "Phi Psi's Roll of Honcw" and ending with 
"Recent History," "Chapter Roll" and "Table of Member- 

Here are most of the Pointers. The italics are in the bo(dc» 

The Record of Phi Kappa Pai 319 

the nun^rs are ours for convenient reference. No. i is 
trivial, and No. 2 has aheady been commented on in The 

1. "Phi Kappa Psi is noted for the loyalty and frater- 
nity enthusiasm of its members. Members of other frater- 
nities have often remarked upon this characteristic of ours 
and marveled at it The truth is that to Phi Kappa Psi 
has come a revelation of the meaning of fraternity that has 
been denied to other Greek letter societies.'' 

2. "Phi Kappa Psi has always been noted for the breadth 
and catholicity of its fraternity spirit. Our best friends 
have always been the 'Barbs' or non-fraternity men." 

3. "Phi Kappa Psi is the youngest of the great college 
fraternities. Though fotmded in 1852, she is easily the 
largest and strongest college fraternity established since 
185a So vigorous has been her growth that she has sur- 
passed all but three or four of the oldest fraternities in 
size and strength." 

4. **The Shield of Phi Kappa Psi has for years been the 
first of fraternity magazines, a model after which others 
have patterned theirs." 

5. "Phi Kappa Psi was a pioneer in the modem central- 
ized form of government by means of an executive coun- 
dl, composed of graduate officers. The wisdom of this 
course is shown by the fact that all our fraternity publi- 
cations have paid their own way, while our magazine is a 
source of profit to the fraternity. We not only have no 
debts, but our treasury is full." 

6. "Phi Kappa Psi is a jealous mistress. No man wears 
her colors or her badge, save he upon whom she has cast 
loving eyes and to whom she has revealed her mysteries. 
Her sons are her own. Her rolls are not encumbered, as 
are those of many other fraternities, with the names of men 


820 The Rainbow 

who have never been initiated, and upon whom their only 
claim is that they once held membership in another frater- 
nity or local society whose later members were absorbed/' 

7. "Our alumni and alumni associations are most ac- 
tive in their assistance to the younger members who have 
just left college and are seeking for the first time a place 
for themselves out in the world. It is, therfore, worth more 
to a young man to belong to Phi Kappa Psi than it is to 
any other college fraternity.** 

These "Pointers" if they amount to anything, are to be 
used in the campaigns for new men, but any half-posted 
Greek can readily neutralize their effect. They serve as an 
example of the style of argument to be avoided by thorough- 
bred fraternity men, certainly our own campaigns are laid 
along different lines. 

Pointer No. 4 makes plain why we have approved so 
thoroughly of The Rainbow; it is the antithesis of The 
Shield; it is handsome, it can be read without the aid of a 
reading glass, its editorials are clearly cut and high minded, 
its Greek World is full and statements made in one issue 
do not need a correction in the next, and Rogers has not 
found it necessary to be "aggressive in justification of the 
rights and policies" of his fraternity. 

Under the heading of "History and Government" the 
statement is made : "To Brother Wm. C. Wilson, now chief 
claim attorney of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western 
R. R. Co., who planned the new form of government and 
drafted the new constitution, the fraternity owes a debt of 
gratitude second only to that which it owes to its illus- 
trious founders." 

This statement taken in connection with Pointer No. 5 
has a very refreshing sound in the ears of members of 
Delta Tau Delta. We were the first fraternity to incor- 

The Record of Phi Kapptt Psi 321 


porate the Divisional form of government in our Constitu- 
tion, in 1874; we had our Executive Council in 1879 ^^^ 
our present form of government in 1883, all ahead of Phi 
Kappa PsL 

At the time that that fraternity's committee was working 
on the proposed new constitution, our own was an open docu- 
menty and that committee had the use of a copy to aid it 
in its work. Delta Tau Delta has long recognized the fact 
that Phi Kappa Psi's constitution was strictly modeled af- 
ter its own, but it never deemed it necessary to twit that 
fraternity on this fact; on the contrary we were glad of 
the evidence that sometimes this fraternity could recognize 
a good thing when it saw it 

Mr. Walker in the twenty years of his work on the "Rec- 
ord" should have informed himself on the history of his 
fraternity or being informed should not have presumed on 
Our ignorance of general news of the Greek World, or else 
he should have made his production a strictly secret docu- 

Since Phi Kappa Psi adopted our method of govern- 
ment its advance has been more rapid than it was pre- 
viously ; it should have been very much more so. The ex- 
planation of this seeming lack of impulse, made to our- 
selves, has been that in its development our constitution 
was evolved by natural causes within our own ranks, and 
1883 only saw the beginning; the growth has been con- 
tinuous, natural and steady ever since. Phi Kappa Psi 
adopted something it had not developed and which it, as 
an organization, knew nothing about, and this tender plant 
apparently quit growing as soon as it was transplanted to 
less fertile ground. 

The reason for Pointer No. 6 is not evident to one 
not of the elect. When the "Record" was published, Phi 

822 The Rainbow 

Kappa Psi had never extended its saving g^race to another 
fraternity or local society, and if it had been petitioned to 
do so, that publication would undoubtedly have g^ven the 
fact publicity. Naturally her rolls are not encumbered, and 
equally of course she knows nothing about the loyalty and 
enthusiasm which can be engendered among the alumni 
members of such societies. To go outside our own ranks, 
we will instance Mr. Wm. Ra3rmond Baird of Beta Theta 
Pi, a member of Alpha Sigma Chi as an undergraduate. 
This gentleman has spread the influence of his adopted 
fraternity to a greater extent than any number of the reg- 
ularly initiated members of Phi ICappa Psi has been able 
to do for it. The query naturally arises, why does a frater- 
nity which boasts that its rolls are not encumbered by the 
names of alumni initiated originally into fraternities or so- 
cieties which have united with it, exploit honorary mend>ers 
as Phi Kappa Psi does? Though that fraternity was 
founded "since 1850'' there are still a good many antiquated 
customs still in vogue with it. 

ELowever Pointer 7 is distinctly modem, so modem that 
it places Phi ICappa Psi in advance of all other fraternities. 
Alumni of all fraternities are glad to render such assist- 
ance as they can to younger members, but never before has 
any fraternity urged its member^ to use this as an argu- 
ment to get young men to identify themselves with it. It 
is unseemly that any member of the Greek World should 
take this position. 

We should not want the kind of men influenced by such 
an argument, and as we have remarked 'The Record" is 
an example of what should be avoided in rushing. 

LowRiE McClurg. 

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Weston Diviison Conferaice 393 

Western Division Conference 

The first meeting of the 27th session of the Western 
Divisioo Conference, was held at the Gamma Alpha Chap- 
ter House on the evening of Friday, the 22d of February. 

The brothers began arriving at the Chapter house early 
in the evening, and from the time the first arrived until 
the last had departed or gone to bed, the house was filled 
with loyalty, enthusiasm and good fellowship. Each 
brother, as he entered the door, was given an effusive 
greeting and a heavily loaded cigar. For those of the 
brothers who have sufficiently recovered to be interested 
in knowing what happened to them, I might state that those 
cigars did not conceal a stick of dynamite, that they were 
not saturated with nitro glycerine, or filled with gun cotton, 
that they were not giant crackers wrapped in cabbage 
leaves, or miniature Russian bombs, but that they merely 
contained a three-inch section of carriage spring compressed 
and held together by a small piece of thread. Alas, that 
the men from Baker do not smoke I Woe is me, Dr. Wie- 
land only chews! But what we missed on them was as 
nothing compared with what we gained from Harry Van 
Pttten. Harry blew in with that breezy "Permit me to sell 
you a gold brick or a ton of paper" air of his, and immed- 
iately grabbed for one of those cigars. You didn't even 
have to offer it to him, in fact, you couldn't have kept it 
away from him. You know. Van has always favored ex- 
pansion. Well, he got all the expansion he'll want for 
many a day, when that cigar burned down to the thread and 
released that spring. Why, if the Heavenly Choir should 
apply for a charter. Van would vote against granting it. 
The look that passed over that man's face would have put a 

324 The Rainbow 

broad grin on the face of a man-eating tiger and given dim- 
ples to the Colossus of Rhodes. 

At 8.30 the smoke of battle having cleared away, the 
meeting was called to order with all that was left of 
Brother Van Petten in the chair. The speech of welcome 
was made by Brother Kelkenney of Gamma Beta, who re- 
moved all doubt as to his nationality by introducing him- 
self as "That Little Shanty Irishman." Brother Railey of 
Missouri replied on behalf of the visiting brothers, and 
true to the traditions of his state, demanded to be shown 
the wonders of which Brother Kelkenney had told him. 
The "Show Me Man" now admits that he is satisfied. 

Saturday forenoon and a portion of the afternoon were 
devoted to further business meetings at which reports from 
the various chapters were read. 

Then came the banquet at De Jonghe's, and such a ban- 
quet as it was. Such enthusiasm, such loyalty, such good- 
fellowship, were never before seen. Never have we had 
such singing or such speeches. 

The speeches, each of them permeated with that spirit 
which only the college fraternity man can feel, were worth 
going miles to hear. First came Brother Hack, wKo wel- 
comed us on behalf of the Chicago Alumni Association. 
Then Brother Picket, fresh from the com fields of Iowa, 
spoke to us, as only those free-hearted, corn-fed sons of 
Iowa can speak. We can never forget the reading by 
Brother Denniss of "The Man in the Shadow," nor the 
fact that Charlie Jordan also stood up and smiled. And to 
cap the climax, our own Dr. Wieland gave us a brand 
new speech, free from any reference to professional topics. 

But, back of all, and greater than all, was the spirit of 
the coming Karnea, the great Chicago Karnea of 1907. 

W. H. Calhoun. 

Northern Diviskm Conference 325 

Northern Division Conference 

The Twenty-sixth Conference of the Northern Division, 
IS held with Beta Alpha Chapter of the University of In- 
diana, is something Uiat baffles description — How can the 
things that made it memorable be best selected ? 

The brothers began to arrive on Thursday and the smil- 
ing face of President Buell belied the cares of a married 
man as he greeted everyone from the veriest freshman on 
op to the ever-present Sherman Arter. Besides the delegates 
from the thirteen chapters, and the Indianapolis and Qeve- 
land aissodations, there were also many alumni present 
from Beta Alpha, Beta Beta and Beta Zeta, the three In- 
diana chapters. A whole division in himself was Brother 
Chester Scott, the apostle of the Coterie Gub of Purdue 

Friday morning our President corralled the delegates in 
the lodge room and the grind of business was on until final 
adjournment Saturday afternoon. After the routine com- 
mittee work the chapter reports were heard and a healthy 
spirit disclosed throughout the division. The features of 
each school and its fraternity life were shown by careful 
questions and the great importance of consistent effort em- 
phasized in every fraternity activity. To detail the amus- 
ing features of the quizzing would leave half the Conference 
untold. That things were done thoroughly all will agree 
when they know Brother Sherman Arter, the walking dele- 
gate of the Delta world, occupied a front seat. When the 
Conference adjourned every Delta may rest satisfied that 
much had been done for the material good of the Fra- 
ternity, that no hard feelings were present anywhere, and 

326 The Rainbow 

that no pet hobbies had be^n unduly ridden. Everyone 
was in that receptive humor of, 

"If you want to be a Tau Delt, just come along 
with me" 

to Chicago. The watch word from now on is "On to the 
Kameal On to Chicago!" All will be there with a rush 
and breeziness long to be remembered in that already windy 

Besides the business of the Conference there was the 
other and more pleasant side — the social half. No matter 
how much business they do unless the elements of good- 
fellowship be provided for them no gathering of college 
men is a success. 

Though Bloomington is "unheard of" in the words of Dr. 
Wieland, nevertheless it harbors those "who have the 
proper spirit." During the whole conference Beta Alpha 
was especially fortunate in its chapter house facilities and 
managed to house the entire convention and all its activ- 
ities within its walls. 

Thursday evening the visitors were tendered a smoker 
in the house parlors and a minstrel show by Beta Alpha 
talent. The feature of the evening was the acting of "Red" 
Pumcll, '04, "whom many will remember as "a carmine-topped 
bunch of nonsense" at the Qeveland Kamea. Friday night 
came the dance, when everyone once again fell under the 
spell of that most pleasant being, "the Delt girl." From 
the first notes of that never to be forgotten "Grand March" 
to the last strains of "Home, Sweet Home" the spirits of 
Deltaism were rampant. It was "heap big Injun just 
let loose" at every opportunity. It was wonderful how the 
enthusiasm of visitor and host blended in the glamour of 
waltz music and made the dance perfect It was perfect 
in every appointment — music, decorations, refreshments; 

Northern Division Conference 827 

the fifty couples present discovered that the ball-room left 
nothing to be desired. 

But to pass from society to Fraternity, we must pve all 
praise to the banquet There never was a more enthusias- 
tic crowd than gathered on Saturday evening to close the 
•Conference in one burst of festive pleasure. There were 
^ood things to eat in abtmdance and besides there was 
something more. There were elegant cigars, fragrant with 
suggestion of the Kamea pleasures, a present from Dr. 
Wieland, to beguile us when "Tom" Bucll arose as presi- 
dent of the division and in a few well chosen words un- 
leashed the Delta spirit. It had been escaping all evening 
in Fraternity songs and college yells, but it broke loose with 
a fury when Brother Jas. P. Boyle arose to respond to the 
sentiment, "The Dclt at the Bar." There was a sly twinkle 
in his eye as the Irish orator unfolded the many phases of 
his subject, but there was a sublime earnestness in his mes- 
sage that the true Delta meet every test of life, be it social, 
moral or professional, in the spirit of a gentleman. Next 
came A. B. C. Downey on "Our Delta Queen." Being a 
bachelor. Brother Alphabetical's flights of fancy were un- 
hampered. The queen of Delta Tau is the ideal of the in- 
dividual brother and may she be always as painted by 
Brother Downey. "Delts of Yesterday," according to 
Brother F. M. Cummings, of Joplin, Missouri, are the 
men of to-day and "The Delt of To-day," as pictured by 
Brother Harvey Cole will stand by their side tomorrow. 
Both are known and admired by their fellow men. 

It is a matter of regret to all present that Brother Victor 
Hedgpeth was absent and his toast "Should Old Acquain- 
tance Be Forgot" went unanswered. Brothers Corbin and 
McMaster were also kept away by unavoidable circum- 
stances and could not direct our attention to "The Pole 

828 The Rainbow 

Star" nor tell us if "There's a Tear in the Eye for the ]oy% 
that are Fled." However, Brother Sherman Arter was 
bristling with a desire to raise his voice once more and he 
never had a more appreciative audience. He told us of 
Delta Tau and its traditions, he made us the speeches of 
the Arch Chapter officers at the other banquets, and then 
he closed the banquet with a poetic burst of eloquence on 
fraternity ideals that will live long in the hearts of his 
hearers. Then — it was after midnight, the Chicago train 
was due — a rousing yell, a mad rush, a hurried handshake 
and the Twenty-sixth Conference of the Northern Division 
was ended. C. R. M., Beta Alpha, 'o6. 


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Conference 829 

Eastern Division Conference 

The Twenty-fifth Annual Conference with its banquet 
has come and gone. It belongs now to the past, but the 
meny ''doings" of that festal day will long linger in the 
memoiy and gladden the heart of every loyal Delt who 
was fortunate enough to be present 

It all htgan with the ''Get-together" at the chapter house 
of Gamma Epsilon on Friday evening. As early as 8 
o^dodc the first guests arrived, and at 9 o'clock the entire 
first floor of the house was crowded like a department store 
on a bargain day. Rho and the New York Alumni Chapter 
were well represented to help matters along. It was a jolly 
bunch; old acquaintances were renewed, new ones were 
made, and the numerous Delts who had come to the house 
total strangers soon felt perfectly at home. Everybody 
did I The boys of Gamma Epsilon know how to entertain, 
no Delt who has ever been at their house can gainsay it; 
ind Friday night was no exception. A fine lunch was 
lerved in the dining-room; sandwiches, pretzels, circus 
lemonade, and Pilsner beer! The house rules must have 
had a day offl It was midnight long before the crowd 
began to disperse. Good for you, Gamma Epsilon 1 

The Mecca for all Delts in the city the next day was the 
Hotel Manhattan. Promptly at 10 o'clock the business 
session b^;an with Brother Wells, Beta Mu, '95, in the 
chair. It was evident that the delegates meant business, 
for nearly all of them were present when the meeting was 
called to order. The usual opening address by the orator, 
this time Brother G. C Hansom of Beta Qmicron, was 
well received. Brother Gaylord of Beta Chi, our "country 
cousin," as he called himself, made the reply. His sonorous 

380 The Rainbow 

voice, his well chosen words, and his deeply fraternal sen- 
timents were all eloquent proof of the fact that oratory 
does not as yet belong to the lost arts among our ''country 
cousins" in the East. 

And then, without further delay, the reports of the dele- 
gates were read and accepted. Only once was this part of 
the business interrupted, when Brother Wells introduced to 
the Conference one of the oldest living Delts in this part of 
the country, the Rev. G. deF. Zacharias of Gamma, '68, who 
has himself been instrumental in establishing three chapters. 
With simple words this dear old brother told us of those 
days, now long gone by, when he was a student and an 
active undergraduate member of the Fraternity; of the 
hard times they used to have in those days, times when 
money was so scarce that the boys of the Lehigh CKapter 
could not afford to send a delegate to the Conference, and 
he sold his fraternity pin, and gave the money to the dele- 
gate, to help defray his expenses. Most of us had not yet 
been bom a that time, and it is difficult for us to realize con- 
ditions such as Brother Zacharias described. His words 
will dwell long in our memory. 

After recess the afternoon session was started promptly 
at 2 o'clock. Due to Brother Wells' brisk manner of con- 
ducting the business, but little remained to be done. A 
few more reports of delegates, among them the reports of 
the Boston, Pittsburg, Philadelphia, and New York Alumni 
chapters, the committee reports, and the business of the 
Conference was nearly finished. It was decided to hold 
the next Conference at Ithaca, on February 22. The New 
York Alumni Chapter is loath to see the Conference go 
from here, for it is of the opinion that New York could not 
have been put on the map for any other reason than to be 
the natural meeting place for the Eastern chapters, but if 

Eastern Division Conference 331 

the Conference must be held at another place, the New 
York Alumni are glad it is to be at Ithaca, and they con- 
gratulate Beta Omicron on their good fortune. With 
Brother Wells' aldress, which was received with well de- 
served applause, the business session came to a close, and 
everybody went home to prepare for the star event, the 

What a time! Every banquet of the Eastern Division 
has been a success, but this one has eclipsed them all in 
spirit and in attendance. Chicago telegraphed greetings and 
boasted of 175 men at its banquet. We had 200 1 Gamma 
Zeta alone was 26 men strong, beating even the home chap- 
ter, Gamma Epsilon, by three. And such enthusiasm I 
Why attempt to describe it? What are rhetoric and elo- 
quence in comparison with such hilarity as we had that 
night? All day to-day my ears have been ringing with 
songs, cheers, shouts, and laughter. I can hear it all now 
just as plainly as I could last night. When Brother Mc- 
Kay had finally found seats for everybody, and we were 
all seated at last, the song "We Gather 'Roimd the Banquet 
Board" never sounded better than it sounded then. It is 
difficult to see how all the good things on the menu card 
could have been eaten at all, for the singing and the cheer- 
ing never stopped till Brother Maas called the boys to 
order to introduce the speakers. The "King" had a mighty 
gavel, and oh, how he did pound ! But only after tremen- 
dous exertion on his part was the noise sufficiently reduced 
to make it possible for Brother Maas to speak and to be 
heard. First he read a message from President Wieland, 
whose presence had been expected, but who had found it 
impossible to come. And then Brother Maas began his ad- 
dress. Again why should I tell you that he was eloquent? 
Everybody in the Fraternity knows the "King," either per- 

332 The Rainbow 

sonally or by reputation. Enough if I say that he was at 
his best last night At the close of his speedi he read to us 
messages from other Delts who had been prevented from 
coming, and then he introduced Brother "Ned" Locke of 
Sigma Prime, '80, "the most pious man of the conference," 
who held us veritably spellbound with his eloquence. His 
toast was "Some Delta Ideals/' and I dare say no one pres- 
ent had ever heard our Fraternity ideals more clearly and 
more beautifully set before him. "Sunny Jim" was the 
next speaker. Sprightly, happy, bubbling over with mirth, 
as ever, Brother James A. Wakefield, of Alpha, '89, spoke 
about "George Washington, Junior," and the applause which 
greeted him showed, perhaps better than anything else 
could, the popularity which "Sunny Jim" enjoys among the 
boys. Brother Maas next introduced our youngest ora- 
tor. Brother Coleman of Gamma Epsilon, '09, and the 
"King's" own fraternity ward. Brother Coleman, too, made 
the boys cheer loudly especially the Gamma Epsilon men, 
who are proud, and justly so, of their young Cicero. The 
last speaker was "the ex-patriate son of Delta Tau Delta, 
who makes his money in Canada, and spends it in America," 
Brother Frank F. Rogers, of Beta Rho, '99, who declared 
that wherever Delts live, there is his home, but that New 
York is his special home. He spoke on "Inspiration Of 
An Ideal," and held up our Fraternity as "our only mis- 
tress," to whom a loyal Delt must always be true. This 
completed the official toast list, but there were other speak- 
ers, more songs and plenty of cheering. It brought many 
of us older men back to our own campus days. At last the 
old "Choctaw" was started with "Sunny Jim" in the lead, 
and when the crowd began to scatter, it was in the early 
morning hours, and the most successful Conference banquet 

Eastern Division Conference 33S 

in the history of the Fraternity had become a thing of the 

Much gratitude is due to Brother McKay, the secretary 
of the New Yoric Alumni chapter, who has done more than 
anybody else to make the success of the Gmference possible. 

H. A. BuscHEK, Gamma Zeta, 'oi. 



Chicago <^The Mecca" 

August 26th to 29th, 1907. 

Every Loyal Delta turn your steps Chicagoivard 
and don't forget the date. 

BOOM I Did you hear that roar I What does it mean? 
It means that the skirmishers have been called in and that 
the fight is on in earnest to make the 1907 Kamea in Chi- 
cago an event ever to be remembered by the Delta clans as 
the greatest gathering in the history of Delta Tau Delta. 

The committee of arrangements has completed the details 
for the entertainment of its guests and now it is up to you 
brother Delta from California to New York, from Minne- 
sota to Texas, to show us that the enthusiasm and spirit of 
Deltaism still bums in your heart. If you cannot raise the 
price to buy a railroad ticket, steal an automobile, run a 
hand car, walk, an3rthing, we will not ask about your mode 
of traveling, only come. 

Listen what awaits you. Headquarters have been se- 
cured at the most magnificent hostelry in the country — ^thc 
combined New Congress, Annex and Auditorium Hotel. 

The three local active chapters: Beta Pi, Gamma Alpha 
and Gamma Beta will entertain the wearers of the square 
badge with a smoker at which special entertainment will 

Chicago 'The Mecca'' 836 

be furnished by high class artists for the first informal 
gathering of the clans Monday evening, August 26th. 

The Qucago Alumni Association has chartered the Theo- 
dore Roosevelt, (built in 1906 especially for Delta Tau 
Delta Kamea in Chicago) the newest, fastest and largest 
excursion steamer in fresh water in the United States, for 
the entertainment of its guests on Tuesday evening, the 

The boat has a speed of 24 miles an hour, is elaborately 
furnished, accommodates 3,500 people without crowding. 
Plenty of refreshments both liquid and solid will be taken 
aboard and no apologies are required should any one put 
his portion of them overboard. 

An orchestra will furnish Delta music and will strike up 
that stirring Delta air "If You Want To Be A Tau Delt," as 
the first moon beam peeps across the Eastern horizon of 
Lake Michigan. 

Special entertainment will also be provided. The cap- 
tain's and officers' cabins will be the private offices of the 
members of the Arch Chapter. The boat is ours and we 
have an agreement in our contract to do what we will with 
her except sink her, and who wants to sink her? The view 
of Chicago's brilliantly lighted lake front will be a sight in 

Wednesday night the strains of our Delta Banqueting 
Song will lure the Delta hosts into the grandest banquet 
hall in the country. The new banquet room of the Con- 
gress Hotel Co. is being furnished and decorated at a cost 
of $250,000 and will be the pride not only of Chicago but 
of the United States. 

Think of the grandeur of the sight of five hundred loyal 
Deltas gathering around such a majestic banquet board. 
Imagine, if you can, how your soul will be stirred when five 

386 The Rainbow 

hundred loyal throats give forth the good old Delta yell, and 
sing together our Delta Songs. Feel, if it is possible, the 
sense of satisfaction that you must experience as a member 
of Delta Tau Delta as you take your place in line and join 
the lock step of our time honored ''Choctaw Walk-Round." 
from the Kamea at Chicago August 26th to 29th. We ac- 
Then ask yourself honestly if you can afford to stay away 
cept your answer and will be glad to greet you. 

Harry Van Pettbn. 

■: M, SFLDEN, 



Aside from the routine work of their re- 
spective offices the members of the Arch 
Oapba are called upon to decide many 
matters of Fraternity policy that demand 
deep tbou^ and careful study. Perhaps 
he two most serkxis problems are those of Expansion and 

Expansion is for Delta Tau Delta no longer a question 
f aggressive policy. We could well fold our hands and be 
ittsfied with the chapters already on our roll. But any 
maternity which thus quietly sinks to a self-satisfied 
imnber is botmd to find itself outdistanced by its rivals. 
Tew institutions are coming into prominence, old historic 
slleges of prcHuinence fifty years ago are losing ground 
nd degenerating from the fraternity standpoint — ability to 
ttract students of first-class fraternity quality. 

The petitioners who have been granted charters by 
lelta Tau Delta in the past ten years have generally had 
ong years of waiting before they attained their goal. In 
me case the wooing extended over fourteen years. The 
kttitude of the Arch Chapter is that a charter should not be 
granted a body of petitioners if the slightest doubt ex- 
sts as to the benefit to the Fraternity of such a step. Fer- 
laps a mistake is often made on the side of too great con- 
lervatism. But it is far better to err on this side than the 
)ther. The need of guarding against initiating a man of 
lie wrong stamp into any active chapter is great enough ; 

388 The Rainbow 

but the admission of a new chapter into the Fraternity 
calls for much more serious consideration. When a char- 
ter is granted a body of petitioners it is not merely a 
question of admitting those men to membership in Delta 
Tau Delta. The granting of a charter creates a self-per- 
petuating body of Delts. These men are not only given a 
share in the heritage of the Fraternity's traditions, ideals 
and past achievements; they are constituted guardians of 
that heritage and the chapter becomes a factor in the future 
progress of the Fraternity. 

To the active chapter is conunitted the most important 
of all the fraternity's functions — ^the selection each year 
of the new men who shall be honored with the square 
badge. This important fact brings to the consideration of 
a petition more questions of importance than the personnel 
of the petitioning body. A careful study must be made 
of the institution that would be the prospective chapter's 
home and the local field from which it must recruit its 
future members. The gardener who would plant a pre- 
cious bloom in arid soil or where exposed to blighting 
winds would be a fool. So must a fraternity carefully in- 
vestigate the college in whose soil it would plant a chapter. 

There are still some members of Delta Tau Delta who 
would consider a technical school, or a university where 
this department is most prominent, an undesirable field for 
a Delt chapter. Such an attitude means that these brothers 
have not moved with the times. The best of our young 
manhood to-day is being attracted by the college training 
that fits a man for real work and gives him the best equip- 
ment of efficiency for the shoulder to shoulder struggle in 
the grown-up world of work and endeavor. It does not 
concern us at this time what may be the arguments for so- 
called "college culture." What Delta Tau Delta wants is 

Editorials 339 

men of real manhood ; and any institution that can give us 
this raw article and assure us of a steady supply is a good 
field for Delta Tau Delta. 

Much that in the preceding lines we have 
RRTRAC- ^^^ ^^ r^ard to the attention a fraternity 
TION must pay to the local field of a prospective 

chapter applies to the collies in which 
we already have chapters. If any in- 
stitution has fallen behind in college progress to such 
an extent that it can no longer attract men of a suit- 
able type for Delt material it is an imperative duty 
of the Arch Chapter to withdraw the charter of that 
chapter. Unless dead, or even weak, limbs are pruned 
off a tree can make no healthy growth. But in the with- 
drawal of a charter the Arch Chapter has more to consider 
than the removal of an obstruction to the growth of the 
Fraternity — it must consider the strong, hard-working 
chapters and realize that it is an injustice to them to carry 
On the roll a chapter that can not pull its share of the load. 
Any one familiar with the history of the Fraternity 
realizes that the real progress of Delta Tau Delta is due 
almost as much to the chapters we have withdrawn as to 
those we have granted in the past fifteen years. But a 
question of retraction is always difficult because so much 
of sentiment is dragged into the consideration. 

We lose sight of the fact that the withdrawal of a 
chapter's charter does not deprive either its active or 
alumni members of their Delt membership or privileges. 
It is merely a step to prevent further initiation into the 
Brotherhood of men from that institution. 

340 The Rainbow 

A further impediment in the way of retraction is the 
mistaken opposition of the chapter's active and alunud 
members. The actives take the view that a proposed with- 
drawal of their charter is a personal reflection on them- 
selves. This is very seldom the case. The men them- 
selves may be of a most worthy typt but the wisdom of 
withdrawal is found in the atmosphere of the college, its 
decline and uncertain future and the increasing difficulty 
the chapter has to secure sufficient numbers of the genenl 
Delt type. Protest will arise from alumni who have not 
visited their old ch^ter for twenty years and who are 
entirely unfamiliar with the present condition of their 
coU^^ or the progress and present day standards of die 

Some of the names most prominent on Delta Tau Delta's 
roll of honor are those of initiates of chapters now defunct 
The fact that changing conditions necessitated the witfi- 
drawal of their chapter's charter has made them no leas 
loyal to the Fraternity or less energetic in her service. la 
fact, a chapter whose undergraduate training does not send 
its graduates out into the world with a loyalty to Delta 
Tau Delta that places the Fraternity's interests above 
a man's own or those of any one chapter, is demonstrating 
by that very circtmistance the wisdom of withdrawing its 
charter. In working for the general welfare of the Fra- 
ternity those entrusted with that responsibility must often 
sacrifice the lesser for the greater consideration. The 
individual must give way for the chapter's greater good, 
and the individual chapter must be in the eyes of the Ardi 
Chapter of secondary consideration to the Fraternity at 

Editorials 341 

The next Karnea is probably pretty promi- 
KARNEA nently in the minds of our actives and no 
SUGGES- Dtlt, active or alumnus, should be pre- 
TIONS vented by anything but an absolute physi- 

cal impossibility from being present Be- 
tween the reading of these lines and the close of the col- 
lege year our actives should give some careful thought to 
other phases of the Karnea than the prospective enjoyment 
of its jolly times and ro3ral good-fellowship. The Chicago 
brothers are looking after this end of it. 

The most important consideration for each active chapter 
is the selection of its delegate. To secure full value from 
the man so honored he must not only be one who will 
bring back to the chapter the inspiration and spirit of the 
occasion, but he must truly represent his chapter. By 
his type the chapter will be largely judged by its sister 
chapters. He should be a man who will not only take an 
intelligent part and interest in the business sessions; but 
he should also be a good "mixer," a man who can contrib- 
ute to and assimilate the true fraternal comradeship of such 
an occasion. A chapter's delegate is subjected to a double 
test; the valuation of his fellow delegates and the more 
exacting scrutiny of the alumni members, men of years, 
experience and business successes. 

Above all things, a chapter should not bind its delegate 
to a specific attitude on any of the questions that will come 
before the Karnea for consideration. No one chapter 
can scan the Delt or general fraternity horizon widely 
enough to be absolutely accurate in its decision on Fratern- 
ity policies. In chapter meetings each chapter should care- 
fully consider and discuss any matters that are liable to 
come before the Karnea, and the delegate should be thor- 
oughly informed in regard to his chapter's attitude toward 

842 The Rainbow 

the same. But the delegate himself should be left untram- 
meled to correct or modify his chapter's opinion as the 
facts brought out in the general discussion justify. The 
great advantage of discussions on the Kamea floor is that 
it brings to a consideration of matters of most vital im- 
portance to the Fraternity's welfare the views of so many 
sections of the country and of men of such divergent train- 
ing and tastes. When these differences are fused in the 
white heat of Delt loyalty and shaped under the mighty 
hammer of unselfish Fraternity devotion the result is a 
sword that can sever the most intricate Gordian knot 

One question that makes its regular ap- 
THE pearance at Kameas will probably be up 

BADGE ^^^ consideration again next summer. It 

is that of the badge, its form and a re- 
striction of its use. The tendency with 
all fraternities has been toward a plain gold badge without 
jewels of any sort and two of our sister fraternities have 
legislated to this effect The arguments in favor of such 
a badge are that it secures uniformity, discourages useless 
extravagance and lessens temptation to theft. As a matter 
of taste we should say that any of the badges displaying 
emblems on an enameled field show to better advantage 
when finished with the plain gold border. Fraternity pins, 
with the exception of the monogram ones, are not articles 
of jewelry but badges. The Delt pin would better serve 
this purpose and be in better taste if the symmetry of its 
form and the significance of its emblematic field were 
not detracted from by a jeweled border. 
The proposition to limit the wearing of the Delt badge 

Editorials 843 

to members of the Fraternity or their wives generally 
divides the delegates in the same way at each Kamea. 
The older delegates and the alumni favor the legislation; 
while the opponents to the measure are generally the 
Southern brothers and the younger delegates still in the 
throes of their calf love. When we trace back the history 
of most of the pins that have fallen into wrong hands we 
find the first step was the loan of the pin to some girl. The 
only real arguments against a strict limitation of the 
badge to members of the Fraternity are the mark of 
sympathy the wearing of a Delt pin by some fair maiden 
shows and the courtesies from Delts it will secure to the 
members of a man's family and those dear to him. These 
same desirable advantages would be as well secured by 
the substitution of some one of the many handsome jew- 
eled or enameled monograms of the Fraternity letters fur- 
nished by our official jewelers. The Delt pin should be 
the distinctive mark of a member of Delta Tau Delta and 
should be restricted to that use alone. To an initiate of 
the Fraternity alone is given the interpretation of its 
symbols and he should guard it as jealously as he does 
the teaching and ideals of which it is the esoteric emblem. 

In correction of some data in regard to Cornell Frater- 
nity property published in No. 4, Vol. XXIX, The Rain- 
bow, we are advised by the Cornell chapter of Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon that its house is not on rented ground, but 
that the entire property is owned by the New York Alpha 
Association of S. A. E. 

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It is a rare distinction for Alpha, situated, as she is, one 
Imndred and fifty miles from the nearest of her sisters, to 
boast of a visit from one of the Arch Chapter. But for the 
Srst time in many years such a visit was enjoyed, when 
Stuart Maclean was with us on the occasion of our mid- 
nrinter initiation. Apart from the initiation of R. R. Cole 
and Roy Phillips, the occasion was memorable. About 
eight of our local Alumni were present to dignify the even- 
ing. The banquet was the scene of much jollification and 
fan. It was a pleasing feature of the evening. But the 
g;reatest source of fun to the Alumni was found in the ad- 
ministration of the old Choctaw D^^ree — ^revived after 
jrears of neglect. The initiates — ^ten in number — ^will not 
soon forget the event, judging from the time consumed 
with the aid of soap and water to wash off the daubs from 
the paint brush in the hands of the chief, who translated the 
initiates from the land of the pale face to the camp of 
the Choctaw. Ask Stuart Maclean! We think that by 
dose scrutiny the maiics of the brush are still discernible 
upon his bald head. The honorable gentleman from Se- 
wanee was duly christened "The-brave-who-parts-his-hair- 

But if the Choctaw Degree was a surprise and enjoyment 
to the visitors, the Alumni had in store for the Actives 
a surprise of fetr greater importance ; for during the course 

346 The Rainbow 

of the banquet, the chairman of the House committee arose 
to announce that by Spring the committee would be able to 
place in the hands of the chapter a deed for our new home. 
The applause at this announcement "set the cock crowing" 
and the Choctaw Council, disturbed by the approaching day, 
dispersed and the early morning saw the stalking warriors 
wending their way happily to their wigwams. 

Alpha has revived her chapter paper the "Choctaw." It 
will be issued quarterly, devoting its columns to Delta Tau 
Delta both at home and abroad. 

Our college basket-ball five is as yet unbeaten and the 
character of its playing is such as leads us to believe that it 
will maintain its record of six years of unbroken prestige 
on the home floor. Two Delts are helping to uphold this 

Brother F. T. Stockton is overseeing preparations ior 
the Washington's Birthday banquet — a social function tinder 
the exclusive management of the undergraduates. 

When in Meadville make Alpha's home yours. It was 
built for Delta Tau. 



The Fall term passed very pleasantly and happily for us, 
and we are progressing nicely this, our Winter term. 

We sorely miss the smiling faces of Bros. Dyer and Carr, 
who did not return. We have pledged one man this term, 
a fine fellow, possessing all the qualities that go together 
to make a Delt. 

Bro. Fred James, ex '98, who recently returned from the 
Philippines, dropped in to while away a few pleasant hours 
with us. He is on leave of absence and expects to return 

The Delta Chapters 347 

soon. His accounts of the Alumni Chapter of the Far 
Xast were very interesting to us. 

We took advantage of the snow that recently visited our 
community and gave our lady friends a sleighing party and 
supper. A jolly time was had and the welkin fairly rang 
*with Delt yells and songs. 

We were all very much pained to learn of the death of 
the wife of Bro. Ralph Wilson, who graduates at Ohio State 
this year. It was a great shock, and our heartfelt S3rmpa- 
thies are with Bro. Wilson in his sad bereavement. 

It seems strange to be thinking of base ball while the 
present weather continues but members of the squad are 
beginning to work in the gymnasium. We expect to be 
represented on the team by Bros. Gullum and Gahm. One 
of our pledges, Patterson looks like a very promising can- 

We recently had the pleasure of entertaining Bros. Shaw- 
an and Kinney of Beta Phi, who were down our way with 
a party of mining engineers. We are always glad to see 
any Deltas who happen around our way and our latch- 
string is always out both day and night. 

F. B. Gullum. 


With this letter we take great pleasure in announcing 
that we have pledged John Dodd of Washington, Pa. He 
is a member of the class of 1908 and he will be initiated 
before the next issue of The Rainbow. 

Mid-year examinations are over and we can devote some 
time to athletics and society. The basket-ball season is on in 
full blast and we have several men on the different class 
teams. Wash- Jeff is not represented by a varsity team. 

348 The Rainbow 

but class games are played every week and there exists 
much rivalry which makes the games exciting and especially 
interesting to the students. 

Indoor base ball practice has beg^n and many candidates 
are already working hard. W. and J. will have one of the 
strongest teams this season that ever represented this insti- 
tution and a difficult schedule of games is being arranged. 

We regret to announce that Brothers Marshall, 1908, aiAl 
Beatty, 1909, have left our ranks. Brother Marshall was 
manager of the football team for the coming season and his 
absence will be deeply felt, not only by Gamma, but by the 
college at large, since he was very popular and a young man 
capable of managing a college team. 

Since the last letter we held our annual Fraternity dance 
which was one of the greatest society events of the season. 
Over seventy couples were present, including a large num- 
ber of alumni. 

On February 17th the Sophomores held their annual ban- 
quet at the Ft Pitt hotel, Pittsburg. A theatre party was 
given in connection with the affair and all report a grand 
meeting of "jolly good fellows." 

The Junior Promenade will be held on Friday evening, 
March 22, and Brother Autenreith as Chairman of the 
committee will spare no time and trouble to make it even a 
greater success than that of last year. 

We hope to send several men to the 25th Annual Confer- 
ence of the Eastern Division and, of course, they will return 
to us full of good Delta spirit and strive to impart it to the 
ones who were not fortunate enough to be present. 

In closing Gamma wishes all her sister chs4>ters mudi 
success in all their undertakings. 

E. M. Snidbe. 

The Delta Chapters 349 


Since the last issue of The Rainbow the least enjoyable 
and the most enjoyable events of the college year have taken 
place — the mid-year exams and the Junior Hop. The exam- 
inations continued from February i to 8, while the hop 
took place the evening of the 8th. Our house party 
lasted from Friday noon until Sunday night, ten girls and 
two chaperons being entertained. On the afternoon of the 
ninth, the Comedy Qub presented "A Scrap of Paper" and 
in the evening the Musical Clubs gave an entertainment 
Sunday was spent in driving and loafing, Upon the whole, 
the 1908 Junior Hop was a great success and has left be- 
hind it a feeling of anticipation for next year's. 

As a chapter we passed the examinations very satisfactor- 
ily and while some of the fellows suffered worse than 
others, the average was good. 

A week before examinations Bro. Augstman had the mis- 
fortune of breaking his leg while coasting. He was steering 
a party of fellows and girls down the "depot" hill and he 
heroically endeavored to stop the bobs from running into 
another pair, when he met with the above sad result. He 
will probably be around on crutches in a week's time. 

Bro. Tom Buell, president of the Northern Division, 
and wife were at the house during the week end of the hop. 

With best regards to the sister chapters, 

Floyd H. Jones. 


For Epsilon, the first half of a successful year is gone and 
we are thinking of the remaining portion of the term. Of 
course, we are looking forward eagerly to the report of 

350 The Rainbow* 

the delegate to the convention of the Northern Division for 
we well remember the glowing account of the good time 
which the Chi fellows showed their visitors last year. 

The year is going well for Epsilon. We have been busy 
this term with college and fraternity work and much has 
been accomplished. Within the last week we have pledged 
two more men, Howard Randall and Warren Williams, 
both of the Senior class of the Albion High School. They 
will begin freshman work in college next year and we feel 
that we have gained two men who will do much to help 
Epsilon during the next four years. 

In athletics everything is basket-ball here now. This 
year Albion has a better team than she has had for many 
years. They have played several inter-collegiate games al- 
ready and on February 14th they start on a three-day trip* 
We are represented on the team by three men, one of whom. 
Brother Hollinshead, is captain; of these three men we 
are justly proud. 

Epsilon is having her share of class and collegiate honors 
this year. We have the secretary of the present Senior 
class, the president of the Y. M. C. A., besides one or two 
minor offices in that association. Then also for the two 
editions of the Pleiad, the college paper, which are the best 
and most artistic of the year, we have two associate editors. 
Then besides, we have one member of the Student Senate. 

In Albion excitement has been gresit over what is called 
the "Student Senate." This is a body of fifteen students 
elected from the different college and sub-collegiate classes 
to serve as a medium between the students and faculty. 
This is a new plan for Albion, but the system has worked 
well in other colleges and many thought it should be tried 
here. The constitution which was presented to the student 
body for adoption undoubtedly gave the "Senate" entirely 

The Delta Chapters 851 

too much power, for in establishing a system such as this, 
it means a great deal to the college. The majority of the 
students thought that in taking such a step, it was best to 
go slowly, so the most of the privileges and duties of the 
"Senate" were voted down and Albion is determined not to 
place herself in a position which would not be at all satis- 
factory to the college. This matter means a g^eat deal to fra- 
ternities and sororities here, so, of course. Delta Tau Delta 
has been very active in investigating the system, for she does 
not wish to establish a Senate if she feels that in the long 
run it is likely to hurt her. 

During the latter part of this month we expect to have 
the Jackson Altmini Association with us. At that time 
many Epsilon Alumni will be here with their Mother Chapter 
once more and we expect to have a great time. We earn- 
estly hope that any Deltas who can possibly be with us will 
come. Surely it will be a happy time when the Epsilon and 
Jackson chapters can join together in singing the songs that 
arc dear to every Delta's heart, and in the time-honored 
Choctaw of dear old Delta Tau. Come, all who can, Epsilon 
men or not, come and take away all the joy and happiness 
possible of once more associating with enthusiastic Delts. 

We wish our sister chapters the best of everything and 
urge all Deltas who find themselves within reaching distance 
of Albion to come and see us, for the greater number of 
Delts we meet the more we wish to meet. 

Reus E. Barr. 


With Zeta the most important event of the year has been 
the organization of a Pan-Hellenic Association at Adelbert. 
Though several of the Fraternities have opposed this new 

352 The Rainbow- 

movement, it is on the road to success. Already we have, 
had one successful Pan-Hellenic dinner and we expect tc» 
have them every month. The chief object of the association 
is to limit rushing and pledging. Heretofore chapters have 
been known to pledge even juniors in prep. We hope to 
confine the rushing season to the first two weeks of the col- 
lege year, and with no pledging until the end of this time. 
Just now rushing is going on as usual, as the constitution of 
the association has not yet been accepted by all of the fra- 
ternities. We have been doing our share of rushing and 
already have one man pledged and two more coming our 
way. Brother Stuart Maclean has been very active in 
promoting Zeta's welfare, especially in rushing, and we 
appreciate his efforts. 

The monthly dinners of the Qeveland Alumni Associa- 
tion are very pleasant times and the chapter always has 
several members present at each gathering. At the last 
meeting there were twelve chapters represented. 

The chief social event of the college year — the Junior 
Prom. — ^was held on St Valentine's Day and Delta Tau 
Delta was represented by most of the active chapter and 
several alumni members. Our Fraternity comer was one 
of the cosiest. 

In Winter athletics we are well represented. On our 
championship basket-ball team are Brothers Fred and Ar- 
thur Oldenberg. Urs V. Portmann. 


The Winter term is always a busy one for Hillsdale stu- 
dents and the present year seems unusually so. Of course, 
the mid-year exams claimed their due share of attention, 
but they are things of the past and all is well with the 

The Delta Chapters 8SS 

Kappa bonch. On account of the strict rules in vogue, 
social affairs of the formal kind are few and far between, 
but we are now planning for an inter-fraternity reception, 
the invitations to which will be issued in the name of the Pi 
Beta Phi sorority and Delta Tau Delta. We expect, with 
the welcome assistance of the Pi Phi's, to make this one of 
the most pleasing affairs of the year. Roller skating par- 
ties are popular here and the chapter will probably hold 
several during the coming month. The season for oratory 
is here in full blast and Kappa men are sweeping every- 
thing. Brother Walrath won easily in the local contest and 
will represent the coll^;e in the state inter-coU^^te con- 
test which will be held March ist in Hillsdale. He also 
won $15 in gold, the prize being offered by H. E. Winsor 
of Marshall, Kappa, '73. Mr. Walrath was successful in 
the Nibedcer oratorical contest two years ago and his ora- 
ticm this year is one of the strongest g^ven here in late 
years and will stand well in the state contest. Brother 
Main won second place and $10 in gold. 

Brother Coldren, who was seriously ill, has recovered 
but not feeling able to carry on his college work is enjoying 
the simple life down in Indiana and will return next fall. 
Brother Smith, '06, who was very low with consumption, is 
reported much better and will probably go West to recuper- 

Kappa takes g^eat pleasure in being able to report four 
more "goats" taken into the fold: G. C. Converse, A. E. 
Armstrong, M. J. Walrath and E. E. Watkins, all of Hills- 
dale. They are all graduates of the local high school and 
worthy men and will do much to help sustain Kappa's char- 
acter. Walrath is a brother of A. L. Walrath, '08, and a 
son of J. H. Walrath, Kappa, '78. 

Although at the time of writing the Northern Division 

354 The Rainbow 

Conference has not been held, but at this, the time of read- 
ing, it will have become history, we are hoping and expect- 
ing that this will and was the "best ever," 

Kappa extends greetings and best wishes to all the other 



Unfortunately our letter for the January Rainbow failed 
to get in on time and we had our manuscript returned with 
regrets. Therefore we are precluded from mentioning 
some items which have since acquired the quality of ag€. 

Mid-year examinations have been met and overcome by 
our men who are now passing into the work and sports of 

Lambda continues to be prominent in affairs collegiate. 
Brother Stone is captain of the basket-ball team, which is 
meeting some of the strongest fives of the country. Brother 
Anderson, '06, has been engaged as coach of the track team 
of which he was the main stay for so many years. TTic 
chief contest of the season will be in the Triangular Meet 
at New Orleans with Tulane and Texas. 

Brother Love, the southpaw from Missouri, will again 
lend his prowess to the base ball team. Everyone is 
pleased just now by the recent announcement that Michi- 
gan will be seen here next fall on the gridiron. 

Meanwhile, the internal economy of the chapter is not 
being neglected; and we are especially glad to welcome 
visitors who may be passing. 

Pi Kappa Alpha has withdrawn from Vanderbilt, leaving 
twelve national, besides several professional fraternities in 
the field. 

The Delta Chapters 355 

Delta Kappa Epsilon has just moved into a new house 
erected at a cost of about $6,000. 

Beta Theta Pi has temporarily suspended building op- 
erations while Kappa Alpha has bought a lot and will be- 
S^n soon the erection of a chapter house. 

J. N. Stone. 


Before the March number of The Rainbow is in the 
liands of its readers, J. E. Durst, of Dayton, O., who en- 
tered school this term, and J. R. McCabe, of Coshocton, O., 
will have been bom into the Delt world. Both will make 
excellent Delts. 

The opening of the Winter term brought back all the 
old men with the exception of V. W. Rickey, (pledged) 
who left school to accept a position with a hardware firm in 
Portsmouth, O. As he was one of the most popular fresh- 
men in school and an athlete of great promise we feel his 
loss greatly. 

The most talked of topic in college circles is the renewal 
of athletic relations with O. S. V., which were suspended 
in the Spring term of 1904. Each institution has appointed 
a committee and at the meeting soon to be held some definite 
action regarding the future will be taken. Sentiment here 
strongly favors the renewal. 

The annual college banquet held in honor of the dedica- 
tion of the Edwards "gym" was held February 22. The 
entire student body and a large number of alumni were 
present and the event was one which will long be remem- 

Much comment, though no very great excitement or ap- 
prehension, has been caused by the organization of a local 

356 The Rainbow 

fraternity with ten actives, three of whom are expelled 
pledged men of other fraternities. This organization is 
said to be petitioning for a national charter. Their efforts, 
however, are not likely to be crowned with success. No 
self-respecting fraternity would place a charter in the 
hands of petitioners who would not be recognized either 
by the faculty or fraternity men. 

Our basket-ball team started the season with bright pros- 
pects and the championship bee was buzzing very audibly 
until the games with Reserve and Oberlin when it suffered 
a violent death. While being out of the championship we 
will finish in good position and we will have the satisfac- 
tion of not having been defeated on our own floor. Brother 
Secrist at right guard holds up hb end and does honor for 
Mu in this line. 

Brothers Henderson and Rickey, '04, were present at 
Alpha's initiation and banquet January 25th and report that 
they were most royally received and entertained. 

In closing Mu desires to extend to Chi her sympathy in 
the loss of their house. 

H. E. Griffith. 


At the time of writing this letter we are all looking for- 
ward to Junior Week. The Junior Hop, the Sock ?nd 
Buskin performance, the Glee Qub concert, and the class 
banquets are the only bright spots in the long Winter term. 
"Poster night" is looked forward to with no little concern 
by the underclassmen. The enmity between the sophomore 
and freshman classes becomes very bitter as the time of 
this all-night scrap approaches. 

Phi Kappa Psi will break ground for a chapter house this 

Tbe Delta Chapters 857 

Spring. It will be a handsome stone structure and will 
overlook the campus. Zeta Psi is also planning to build 
within the year. After the completion of these houses there 
y/nUl be five fraternities here which own chapter houses. 
The remaining fraternities have started house funds and 
before many years have passed by several more will be 
housed on the hill. 

During the Winter term the only diversion that we have 
in the line of athletics is bowling. The intercollegiate and 
inter-class matches attract a great deal of attention but per- 
haps the most interesting games are those rolled by the fra- 
ternity teams. A schedule was drawn up by which each 
fraternity bowls a match of three games with every other 
fraternity, one match being rolled off ever}^ day. We are 
in the lead with a percentage of nine hundred and seventeen. 
The Phi Delts hold second place with a percentage of seven 
hundred and sixty-two. 

We are making strong efforts to get in touch with the 
alumni of the old Nu. It will be slow work in some cases 
but we hope to get them all interested again in Nu and 
Lafayette. There are eleven alumni Deltas in Easton and 
their advice and assistance is of great value to us. 

Lasley Lee. 

OUICRON—No Letter. 


Pi Chapter comes reporting as successful a year as could 
be hoped, successful in our rushes, financially and in all 
other ways. Our chapter house fund is slowly but surely 
growing and we hope soon to be able to build a first class 
house. There are eight fraternities here and of that num- 

358 The Rainbow 

ber two own houses, the Delta Psi and Sigma Chi, and one 
other, the D. K. E., rent. The fraternities all stand to- 
gether extremely well, this being caused by the opposition 
of non-fraternity men. The fraternity men are about 40 
per cent, of the whole and of the rest 20 per cent, to 30 per 
cent, will be as soon as time limit expires. Since the Christ- 
mas holidays everything has been very quiet in the univer- 
sity in the athletic line; there has been a little basket-ball 
and for the last week or two the baseball men have been 
practicing regularly. The prospects in baseball are very 
bright and Mississippi expects a good team. Pi has been 
much pleased of late by the visit of Brothers Holtsman, 
Beta Upsilon, '05, and Myers, Pi, '99. Prospects are bright 
for next season. Pi sends greetings to all Deltas and ex- 
tends a hearty invitation to any who happen in this section 
of the country. 

J. B. Perkins^ Jr, 


Since our last letter the chapter has initiated Bro. R 
W, Smith, and affiliated Bro. Webster from Beta Omi- 
cron. The latter comes down from Cornell with quite a 
reputation, we understand, and we are sure he will prove 
a most valued addition to the chapter. Of course the 
greatest interest is now centered in our new house, whidi 
we hope will be ready for occupancy sometime in April. 
Our annual tea will be somewhat later than usual this 
year, but it was decided that such a postponement was 
advisable. By the time this letter is printed, the Confer- 
ence will be a part of history, but at the present time of 
writing we are all looking forward to it with great ex- 

The Delta Chapters 359 

The Junior Prom, on February 8th was one of the 
most successful in a good many years, the decorations 
especially so. We had a house party for it as usual, which 
in several ways was as enjoyable as the Prom, itself. 
The new campus will be used this spring for the first 
time, as the Institute has received notice that the cricket 
grounds are to be disposed of. The men appreciated the 
midwinter vacation, as the day and night work of the 
supplementary term had somewhat tired them out. 



The doings of the chapter have been rather quiet for the 
past quarter. The semi-annual exams were the subjects 
of thought up to February ist, and as they are over we 
are all thinking less. 

Most of the fellows went home the week between terms 
and seemed to have had a real good time. 

The "Tute" loves a cheerful giver, so we all think quite 
a good deal of Mrs. Russell Sage, who has given us a 

Since the directors have received the gift they have 
been so busy trying to decide what is the best way to 
spend it that nothing has really been decided along that 
Ime. The general idea is that it will be used for a school 
of electrical and mechanical engineering which with the 
C. E. will make us a real Polytechnic. 

We hear quite frequently from some of the fellows who 
have gone out into the world, and from their letters they 
are certainly not letting "grass grow under their feet." 

We are sorry to have to report the absence of Bro. 
Brown who left school in the fall. John M. Kerr. 

360 The Rainbow 


Ground has at last been broken for Washington and 
Lee's new $100,000 library. It is expected that the build- 
ing will be ready for occupancy by next Fall. The old 
library building will be extensively improved and remod- 
eled to suit the needs of the School of Commerce which 
will occupy it. This department, now under the direction 
of the well-known economist, Henry Parker Willis, is 
perhaps the most distinctive of its kind in the South, or 
even in America; conducted, as it is, in accordance with 
the general plan formulated by its founder, our late la- 
mented President, William Lyne Wilson. 

The new vigor which has of recent years come into 
the old 'Varsity continues unabated — in athletic lines as 
well as in all others. Basket ball has been occupying the 
attention of the students during the winter months. The 
team has made a very creditable showing, having been 
defeated by the University of Virginia by the close score 
of 19 to 15. A game is to be played with Charlottesville 
Y. M. C. A. tonight and a return game with Virginia at 
Charlottesville tomorrow. Games with Geoif^etown 
University and other schools are scheduled. 

The base ball schedule has been annotmced and com- 
prising some thirty games is even more ambitious tfian 
that of last year. Many of the strongest teams of both 
North and South are to be met, including Yale Univers- 
ity, Dartmouth, Columbia, Lafayette, Naval Academy, 
Penn State, Tennessee, Georgia, A & N of North Caro- 
lina, Johns Hopkins and others, several of whom we have 
never met before. Chapter Phi will have not less than 
tiiree candidates for various positions with good pros- 
pects of one man at least making the team. 


The Delta Chapters 361 

It is with great pleasure that we introduce to the Delt 
world Bro. G. T. Knote of Wheeling, W. Va. Bro. Knote 
was initiated before Christmas, but a little too late to have 
the announcement made in the last issue of The Rainbow. 
He is rapidly making good. 

Since last writing we have enjoyed very pleasant vis- 
its from Bro. Ben T. Smith of Lynchburg, Va., Bro. W. 
L. Hoge of Louisville, Ky., — ^now engineering in North 
Carolina — and Bro. C. C McNeil of Richmond, Va. 
Bro. Vaughn of Beta Iota also came over recently with 
the Virginia basket-ball team. A number of the old fel- 
lows continue to let us hear from them in a substantial 
way. All such assistance is hereby gratefully acknowl- 

One of the most brilliant social events of the year — 
possibly to be excelled only by the Final Ball — occurred 
on the night of Feb. 12 in the University Gymnasium. 
At that time some forty or more couples with as many 
more stags enjoyed a fancy dress ball, which for beauty 
and variety of costume, nicety of detail, and general ele- 
gance, would be difficult to equal. A number of Delt girls 
were among the visitors in attendance and as a conse- 
quence several of the chapter participated. 

It would not be just to dose this letter without saying 
something of the exercises relative to the Lee Centennial. 
The day, Jan. 19th, was generally observed throughout 
the United States, but interest perhaps centered in the 
exercises here where the great commander and Christian 
gentleman is buried, and where for several years he held 
the presidency of the institution that now bears his name. 
As for the chief interest here, it was of course centered 
in the speech of Charles Francis Adams of Massachusetts. 
A "Yankee of the Yankees," as he called himself, his 

362 The Rainbow 

remarkable eulogy of the beloved Lee was enthusiasti- 
cally and interestedly received. A large number of the 
alumni who were students in the University under the 
presidency of General Lee, gathered here from all parts 
of the United States and their presence added much to 
the occasion. W. K. Ramsey, Jr. 


Chi gives her deepest thanks to all the individual Delts 
and chapters for their encouraging letters of sympaAj 
regarding our misfortune in losing our home, on Jan. 19. 
The fire was discovered at noon, when all the men were 
at dinner. It began on the third floor and burned rather 
slowly. Practically all our personal effects were saved, 
by the heroic work of the students, who did not leave the 
house until the floors began to fall. The thought of the 
catastrophe at the Military Academy, which happened 
about a year ago, makes us shudder. Providence spared 
us this time and not the slightest injury was reported. 

The renovating of Old Kenyon is rapidly nearing com- 
pletion. Alpha Delta Phi and Delta Kappa Epsilon have 
entered their respective wings, which have been repaired 
at a cost of $25,000, of which $10,000 was subscribed by 
each fraternity. We expect to enter the east division of 
the dormitory at the opening of college next Fall. When 
finished. Old Kenyon will be one of the most beautiful 
and modernly equipped dormitories in the country. Its 
location gives it a dignified appearance. It rests on a 
heavily wooded hill, overlooking a wide-spreading valley. 
Towers and battlements give one the impression of an old 
feudal castie, but on the contrary one finds within the 
most convenient studies and sleeping apartments avail- 

The Delta Chapters 363 

able to college students. The rooms are furnished in 
Flemish oak, window and comer seats of the same and 
hard wood floors. The building is lighted by natural gas 
and electricity, heated by steam and supplied with hot 
and cold water. Each division has its private showers 
and toilet rooms. The three fraternities in the building 
are so divided from one another by four-foot walls that 
each has the privacy of a separate house, though they are 
all under the same roof. 

Basket ball is gradually gathering interest and the 
season promises to be successful. It would be rather 
^fotistical to boast about the abilities of the team. Suf- 
fice it to say that three of the five men, including the man- 
ager, are members of Chapter Chi. 

The two weeks' trip by the Mandolin and Glee Qubs 
was undoubtedly the most successful Kenyon has ever 
known. Although the trip did not extend beyond the bor- 
ders of the State, there were few important cities within 
its limits which were not given the treat of their lives. 
In short the trip was a rapid succession of ''hits" and a 
few "home-runs" by Bro. Dow, who has no mean repu- 
tation as a soloist. Six men, over half the chapter, rep- 
resented Chi among the singers. 

Paramount among college activities was the Junior 
Promenade. The informal, the play, the concert and the 
reception led the fair imported guests a merry life. The 
"Hill" fairly swayed under the avalanche of visitors who 
flocked in from all parts of the country for a week of 
pleasure. The Prom, was undoubtedly the best we have 
seen for years. 

Edward Southworth, who was forced to leave college 
last year because of poor health, has returned after a 
jrear's travel. He is greatly improved and will continue 

364 The Rainbow 

his studies. We have been favored by many visiting 
Delts within the last month. Bro. Constance Southworth, 
neglected a pressing legal business in Cincinnati to spend 
a few days with us. 

Bro. Lee of Boston Institute of Technology has been 
with us for a few weeks. 

Bro. Dow, who is studying grand opera in New York» 
spent a week on the 'THill." 

Bros. Wolcott and Johnson, both ex-'o8 men, found 
the latch string out. 

Bro. Hathaway dropped in from Lockport, 111. He 
has the habit and just cannot stay away. He said: ''Chi 
is hard to get to but just as hard to get from." We are 
looking for more like Bro. Hathaway. 

Lemuel R. Brigman. 


Omega is ten years old and we are mighty proud of it 
We celebrated her tenth anniversary on January nine- 
teenth, and all enjoyed a memorable birthday party in 
the shape of a banquet at the Hotel Majestic Our chap- 
ter is particularly forttmate in the way her loyal alumni 
and true friends stick by her and work for her present 
and future welfare. They came in a body from far and 
near to the celebration — Bro. Wieland from Chicago, 
Bro. "Sunny Jim" Wakefield and Bro. Holbrook from 
Pittsburg, and from New York — ^"the only city settled by 
the Dutch which has not been settled since"— came Bro. 
Hodgson of Kamea fame, and Bros. Wells, Kilpatrick 
and Duerr. Our sister chapters at Lehigh and LaFayette 
sent down splendid representations and made the board 
ring with their college yells, which we answered in the 

The Delta Chapters 365 

same true spirit but with a little more noise. The toasts 
were fine and altogether it was a sight and gathering 
which made one glad to be a Delt. 

The mid-year examinations have had a rather quieting 
effect on the university activities for the last month, but 
with the approach of Spring we are getting ready for 
great things in athletics. 

The crew-men are on the machiaes with Bros. Ful- 
weiler, Hessenbruch and Braddock among them, the base- 
ball squad is practicing in the gymnasium cage, and the 
track candidates are doing indoor work. 

The cricket team is to tour England this Summer, leav- 
ing America about June the eighUi. Bro. Keenan is man- 
ager of the team, and Bro. Evans who was a member of 
last year's varsity, will again make a strong bid for a po- 
sition. Bro. Evans played on the All-Philadelphia team 
against Gmada last Summer. 

Omega is well represented in the university life — both 
athletically and socially. In this our freshmen should es- 
pecially be complimented; they have started in right at 
the beginning to land honors. 

We are very proud to announce the initiation of Harry 
P. Braddock, of Williamsport, Pa., on January nine- 
teenth, the day of the anniversary banquet. Bro. Brad- 
dock is a freshman in the Wharton School, and makes 
our ninth initiate in the class of 1910. 

With best wishes to our sister chapters, 

Clarence W. Rodman. 


Beta Alpha is very busy at present making preparations 
for the North Division Conference to be held here the 
Twenty-second and Twenty-third of February. 

366 The Rainbow 

We have just issued the second Beta Alpha News. The 
first News sent out pleased so well that we were encouraged 
to "do it again/' This method is an excellent one to 
keep in touch with the alumni and actives as well. As a 
result of this paper we are going to have a large number of 
our alumni here for the convention. 

The fraternity world at Indiana is running smoothly. 
There is now a chapter of S. A. E. here. It was installed 
shortly after holidays. They have been given recognition 
but the idea prevails that the fraternity world is somewhat 

In college affairs we are well represented, Bros. Cole 
and McAtee are on the debating squad, Bro. Cole was re- 
cently initiated into Phi Delta Phi. Bro. Bailey is presi- 
dent of Lecture Board and is on the managing board of the 
Arbutus. Brothers Jessen and Traylor are prominent burnt 
cork artists. In athletics we have our usual share. Broth- 
ers Lyons and Kelroy are promising men on the baseball 
squad. Bro. H. Johnson is developing into a pole vaulter 
and hurdler. T. Johnson is captain of Junior Track team, 
also a dash and hurdle man on the 'Varsity. 

Although all of the present chapter intend to return next 
fall save one, still we are "pulling ropes" for new men. We 
have one man pledged, while two more are practically 

Again we want to suggest that a good way is to publish 
a paper. Be sure and mail us one. T. L. Johnson. 


Beta Beta chapter takes pleasure in introducing to the 
Delta world Brother Chalmer Thomas Mutchner, 'lo, of 
Winchester, Ind. Brother Mutchner was initiated on the 

The Delta Chapters 867 

siglit of the 9th inst, and after the initiation, all partook 
of a '1)ig eat" at the chapter house. 

De Pauw is in a flourishing condition. The Marvin 
Campbell Endowment Fund is about to be completed. The 
new library, towards which Mr. Andrew Carnegie contrib- 
uted fifty thousand dollars, will be constructed this follow- 
ing Summer. Within the last four weeks, the 'Varsity 
basket-ball team has won two victories over Butler and 
one over Indiana State Normal. The prospects for base- 
ball in the Spring are flattering. Manager Smith has 
already made out the schedule and several interesting 
games are booked for McKeen Field. It is thought that 
there will be no scarcity of material. Indoor practice has 
been going on for some time. De Pauw is fortunate in 
securing the services of Coach "Peaches" O'Neill, formerly 
of Notre Dame. Bro. Tucker is captain of the team and 
with these two generals we expect our team to be a win- 
ning team. 

In the coming Freshman-Sophomore Qass Meet, Febru- 
rary 22, Bros. Diggs and Ruley will enter for the high 
jump and hurdles. 

The sorority spike, following the new rules adopted by 
the sororities last year, ended January 31. It was a hotly 
contested spike and a very interesting one. A similar 
nciovemeht is on foot among the men's fraternities to set 
the spike a few days later and to lengthen the time. What 
the outcome will be, we cannot now predict 

Beta Beta is prospering. We now have twelve active 
men and two pledges. We expect to send a delegation of 
six or seven men to the Division Conference at Beta 
Alpha on the 22d inst. We also hope to have at least three 
men, and more if possible, at the Kamea in Chicago next 

368 The Rainbow 

Bro. Mote was elected president of the De Pauw Orator- 
ical Association, vice Bro. Markin, resigned, who cotild not 
be in school this term. 

We have been favored with visits by three good lojral 
Deltas. Dr. John L. Kind spent an evening with us and it 
is saying little to say that all of the boys were delighted to 
have him visit us. Dr. Kind brought a vast amount of good 
cheer with him and his visit, although by no means long 
enough, was a great inspiration to us. 

Bro. Beeler, of George Washington Law School, and of 
Beta Alpha, spent a day and a night with us as he passed on 
his way West. 

Bro. McNutt, Beta Beta, of Brazil, Ind., also spent an 
evening with us. 

We hope that more brother Deltas will stop off with us, 
if only for an hour. 

Beta Beta sends greetings to all of her sister chapters. 

Jesse T. Ruley. 


The faculty of Wisconsin has receded somewhat from 
their reform athletic measures adopted a year ago. A crew 
is a certainty this year, the younger Ten Eycke having 
been selected as coach early in the year. The football out- 
look has brightened considerably and several big games 
are assured for next Fall. 

On Washington's birthday, an all university dinner was 
held in the gym, covers being laid for one thousand students, 
townspeople and friends of the 'Varsity. The dinner was a 
great success and an effort is being made to make it an 
annual event. It is President Van Hise's pet scheme and is 


TThe Deha Chapters 369 

one of his many plans to lessen the feeling between the f ra- 
^temity and non-fraternity men. 

The Junior Prom came off on February 15th and in spite 
of the fact that the price had been cut in half by the faculty 
during one of its frantic spasms of reform, in order that 
the reduced price should make the Prom more ''democratic" 
the attendance was noticeably smaller than in previous years. 
Brother Rehm was general chairman and Brother Orr was 
one of his committeemen. Brothers Dahle, Driver, Fischer 
and Lundahl drifted up for the event. Pledges Daubner 
and Foreman were also at our Prom house party. 

The Legislature is now convened in Madison and Broth- 
ers Qeary and Cain are adding their wisdom to the session. 
Brother John Donovan is in the city lobbying for a Mil- 
waukee concern. 

Brother Oiurchill, compiler of the catalogue, drifted into 
town a few nights ago and visited us for a short while. 
Brother Isaac Hanks of Minnesota is visiting at the house 
at present, and representing a Minnesota flour concern on 
the side. 

On February ist we initiated Hawley Tichnor and 
Spalding Peck of Chicago. Brother Simpson left college at 
the close of last semester to take up a homestead claim in 
North Dakota and Brothers Tawney, Edwards, Spalding 
and Elder have left the Varsity. 

Two new fraternities have been started at Wisconsin since 
Christmas, Delta Kappa Epsilon having absorbed Rho 
Delta Phi and Alpha Tau Omega arising from a local called 
Delta Alpha Omega. Both new chapters start out in good 
shape and with strong bunches of men. There is a rumor 
that Sigma Phi is contemplating entering a chapter here. 


370 The Rainbow 


We introduce to you Bro. Arthur R. Smith, of Sycamore, 
Ga. He is a brother to one of our old and faithful Ddts 
and we are glad to receive him into our midst. This gives 
us nine new initiates, in all, for the season, besides the sub- 
freshmen who are with us as pledges. 

The fraternities here have taken upon themselves the 
burden of the college annual and are to publish it free- 
handed. We have named it The Eranos, which to all good 
Greeks signifies a feast in which all join in good fellow- 
ship. We have reason to believe that this pan-Hellenic 
movement will strengthen the fraternities here and give a 
better degree of unity. 

At this time of the year athletics are at a dead stand- 
still, but we are expecting some lively local baseball in due 

We have had some pleasant calls by alumni, and hope 
these will continue to be made. 

C. A. Cotter. 


Beta Zeta is fortunate this year in being so close to the 
meeting place of the Northern Conference. Every man in 
the chapter has expressed his intention of attending and a 
rousing good time is promised by Beta Alpha. ''Grandma 
Holly" has taken it upon himself to see that the Beta Zeta 
men miss nothing. 

Brother Carl Bamett carried off the palm in the orator- 
ical primary and so represented Old Butler in the State 
Oratorical Contest While he took fourth place among the 
seven contestants, more time for the preparation of his 

The Deka Chapten 371 

manuscript would have placed him well to the front, since 
the judges on delivery awarded him second place. 

Founder's day, February 7th, was celebrated in the usual 
way, with alumni banquets, class plays, etc. In the way 
of basket-ball Butler is not winning every game, but this is 
not to be expected, considering that we have been out of 
athletics for two years. Der Deutsche Klub is our most 
recent organization and a "Dutch" Delt was elected "Herr 

Brother John Kind made us a visit while making a tour 
of the Indiana chapters. Brother Forsyth, Beta Zeta, '06, 
now at Cornell, visited us during the holidays. 

Mallie J. Murphy. 


With the usual mid-year examinations and tests over 
Beta Eta is again settling down to the regular routine of 
college work. This pre-Lenten season has been a strenuous 
one at the university, both in a social and political way. 

There has been considerable excitement among the stu- 
dent body relative to faculty or student control on the Ath- 
letic Board of Control, which finally culminated in the an- 
nual election of student members on February 9th. At 
this election Brother Walter Dacey was elected as the rep- 
resentative of the law department. 

The Junior Ball, which is the biggest social event of the 
year at the university, took place February 7th at the Ar- 
mory. Beta Eta held her annual formal dinner party and 
dance at the Minikahda Qub on Lake Calhoun, February 
nth. A large number of our alumni were present. On 
February 4th we entertained our neighbors, the local chap- 
ter of Phi Delta Theta, at an informal smoker. 

372 The Rainbow 

It is the policy of Beta Eta to keep in close touch with 
her alumni in the Twin Cities and in doing so finds that 
the active chapter is greatly benefited by the increased in- 
terest which the alumni have shown. To do this we have 
had a night set aside each month for an alumni dinner at 
the chapter house. This brings the aliunni and actives in 
close touch with each other and arouses a renewed interest 
in chapter affairs. The alumni and their wives were pres- 
ent at our last gathering and a very enjoyable evening was 
spent Brother L. K. Myers, Lambda Prime, '75, was 
present that evening. Very recently Brother L. F. Ham- 
ilton, Beta Upsilon, '97, dropped in upon us when passing 
through Minneapolis. 

In an athletic way basket-ball holds full sway at this time 
of year. Thus far Minnesota has had a very successful 
season, having defeated Wisconsin, Illinois and Nebraska 
as well as a number of minor colleges. A number of good 
games remain on the schedule. These are looked forward 
to with a great deal of interest, for thus far Minnesota has 
not been defeated. The call has been issued for baseball 
and track candidates. 

The fraternities here are discussing plans for an inter- 
fratemity baseball league, similar to the one of last year, 
when Beta Eta won the pennant. Alpha Tau Omega has 
recently moved into a new home and Phi Kappi Psi expect 
to be in their new house next fall. The house is now un- 
der construction. 

In closing we wish to remind all Deltas who may be 
passing through the Twin Cities that a welcome awaits 
them at our lodge at 1009 University avenue, S. E. 

Walter Wieland. 

BETA TUETA— No Letter 

rhe Delta Chapters 87S 


Beta Iota takes pleasure in introducing to Deltas Brother 
Daniel Newell of Wilkesborough, Pa. The initiation was 
hdd on December lo, but coming as it did on the eve of 
Xmas examinations the occasion was made informal, yet 
none the less pleasant There were no meetings from that 
time until after Xmas, as we were all busy, and the fel* 
lows began to leave about December 17, for the holidays. 
Every one seems to have had the old proverbial "Good 
tinie'' Xmas and many romances were crowded mto a short 
qiace of time. Xmas had its usual demoralizing effect, 
and the routine of college life was not pleasant for a while, 
but we soon settled down into the old rut, and another 
month passed without an interruption until the morning of 
February 4. About 8 A. M. on that day the brick house 
occupied by the Kappa Alpha fraternity caught fire and, as 
the fire started in the basement, before anyone waked it 
made considerable progress before it was discovered. The 
men were awakened by the alarm and some found their 
rooms almost in a blaze. The Charlottesville fire depart- 
ment was sent for and came like a benediction. The house 
was totally destroyed and only two or three men saved any- 
thing from their rooms. The house was insured and some 
of the property in the rooms. This is the most disastrous 
fire which has occurred at the university for many years. 

The Dramatic Qub of the university is presenting "The 
Visiting Girl," which was written by two alumni for the 
dub and is coached by Mr. Dadswell. The first perform- 
ance was at Staunton, Va., about two weeks ago and the 
success was phenomenal. Brother Gaines is among the 
chorus girls and seems to possess natural proclivities for 
playing the part of a bashful young maiden. 

374 The Rainbow 

The baseball team for this year promises to be one of the 
best in the history of the university. All of last year's team 
are back, except one, and promising new material is plen- 
tiful. Brother Susong is expected to uphold the reputation 
that he established for himself last year as a pitcher and 
Brother Sawrie is out for the team. 

James S. Easley. 


The agony of the semester examinations being over, stu* 
dents at the University of Colorado arc recuperating from 
their strenuous "cramming" and the over-worked library 
force is taking a much needed rest. We of Beta Kappa 
heartily subscribe to the general idea that too much work 
at the beginning of the new semester is bad, and are mak- 
ing the best of the glorious weather for which Colorado is 
famous. Horseback ride, tramp in the motmtains, or pic- 
nic is the order of the day. 

Baseball practice has begun. Many of the old men are 
back and with the excellent material which we have in the 
freshman class Colorado ought to turn out a winning team. 
The Cross-country Club is working and this early train- 
ing will undoubtedly show in the Spring track meets. Wc 
are just closing a very successful basketball season, having 
lost only one championship game to date. 

By unanimous decision of the judges Colorado was de- 
clared winner of the recent Colorado-Utah Debate. The 
subject was "Resolved : That the best solution of the Cuban 
Question is Annexation by the United States." Colorado 
drew the affirmative and completely carried her opponents 
off their feet by advocating annexation as a State rather than 
as a territory. 

The Delta Chapters 375 

A series of inter-frat "bridge" games have been arranged 
in order to promote better feeling among the various fra- 

Delta Gamma will hold her biennial convention in Boul- 
der April 24, 25 and 26 of this year. 

Brother Frank L. Moorhead, B. A., '07, LL. B., '09, 
has been elected manager of the football team for IQQ/* 
Philip S. Van Cise, B. A. '07, LL. B., '09, has been chosen 
to represent the senior class in the Giifin Prize Debate this 

Brother James Gifiin and Miss Floye Lewis of Denver, 
a member of the local lodge of Pi Beta Phi, were married at 
the home of the bride's parents, December 19. Beta Kappa 
extends heartiest congratulations and best wishes. 

We were pleased to entertain Bros. Bradbury, Wright, 
Read, and Hall of Denver at one of our house dances last 
month. Rev. Harman, Beta Theta, paid us a short visit 
in February and we certainly hope he will come again. 

Remember, Beta Kappa keeps open house for visiting 
Deltas. H. W. Clatworthy. 


Since our last letter there has been nothing of conse- 
quence happen at Lehigh. The mid-year examinations 
were held the latter part of January and every man in the 
chapter did very well. 

Lehigh's basket-ball season has been without a tarnish so 
far. Not a single game has been lost and most of them 
won by large scores. The team has been practicing in the 
baseball cage in anticipation of Penn's large floor. Since 
the opening of the second term both the lacrosse and baseball 
candidates have been reporting for regular practice. We 

376 The Rainbow 

expect to have at least one man on each team. Bro. Barker 
will pitch for the team again this year. 

There are at Lehigh two hundred and seventy-five fra- 
ternity men divided among the nineteen chapters here, giv- 
ing an average membership of about fourteen men per chap- 
ter. The chapters have to obtain their men from a fresh- 
man class numbering a little over two hundred. This year 
forty per cent of the freshmen were initiated into fratern- 
ities, which is a higher percentage than it has been for the 
past two years. 

Beta Lambda has been fortunate in receiving visits from, 
not only several of her own alumni, but also Bro. Bancroft, 
Beta Mu, Bro. Paul Pearson, Beta Pi, and Bro. Geo. M. E. 
Zacharias, Gamma, '68, Tau, '77. The latch-string is al- 
ways hanging out for you. 

G. L. Spratley. 


Relieved at the thought that mid-year exams have passed 
and pleased that our freshmen have gone through the first 
ordeal with a good slate, we are now in a mood to think 
over the past and future. 

College life on the hill this Winter, barring our studies, 
has been centered about the Glee Qub, basket-ball team 
and the evening parties. 

The Glee Qub, after a very successful Maine trip during 
the Christmas recess, returned to Medford to get into \xat 
for exams, after which they struck out for Vermont to rouse 
out all the farmers from every village and town, to listen 
to their rollicking harmony. The mid-year concerts, hdd 
in the chapel, were well attended and appreciated. Beta 
Mu has six men good enough for the clubs. 

The Ddta Chaptera 877 

Interest in basket-ball is booming and some good games 
haye been witnessed in the gym, including an overtime 
gMne with Weslejran and a close contest with Yale. Bro. 
Dwelley resigned the captaincy on account of other duties 
but he is still managing the team. We will admit that 
Bra Dwelley has had too many duties thrust upon him« 

Bro. Roberts has arranged some good meets for the 
fencing team. Feb. 14th we won over Mass. Ins. Tech. 

A sleigh ride, a house party, or both, are sure to happen 
soon, for we are all bubbling over with a chance to get 
together and show the Delt stuff that is in us. 

Tufts has just received a check for about two hundred 
thousand with good opportunities to use it 

By the time The Rainbow is printed the ball-tossers will 
probably be busy in the cage. The prospects are good for 
a successful season, and we expect Bro. Hulen, one of 
our latest arrivals, to do a few stunts on the diamond. 

Towsley, one of our pledged men, absolutely refuses all 
deBcades at the table while he is doing track work. 

We have missed Bro. Hemenwa/s smiling countenance 
during his illness, also his key-board work in the music- 
room. Our bonnie Scotchman Todd showed up well in 
the fencing bout with Tech. Bro. Bennett has been elected 
at a delegate to the Eastern Conference. 

The annual smoker held at the house just before Christ- 
mas, caused many new faces to show up. Here are a few : 
Bros. Harry G. Chase, '93; Charles St. C. Wade, '94; F. 
D. Lambert, '94; George W. Hill, '97; Benj. D. May, '98; 
Charles A. Bean, '99 ; Qarence A. Pcttingill, '00 ; Chandler 
M. Wood, '03; Arthur W. Burton, '04; Alford M. Bond, 
'04; Henry T. Qaus, '04; Fred W. Proctor, '06; Alfred F. 
Smead, '06. A very enjo3rable evening of chat and song, 
with light refreshments and good cigars, filled the bilL 


378 The Rainbow 

Bro. Fogg, '06, all the way from Trenton, N. J., called at 
the house during Christmas vacation. Bro. Jenks, '05, 
drops in occasionally for old times' sake. Bro. Rowe, ex- 
'08, affiliated in Beta Omicron, was on the hill just after 
Christmas. Drop in, Delts, and we will guarantee our chef 
to satisfy the inner man and you may leave the rest to us. 

C. H. Getchell. 



This issue of The Rainbow sees Beta Nu safely started 
on the second term of the school year. Since our last letter 
we have lost loyal and faithful workers, Bro. Frank Lee 
Niles and Bro. Walter George Pfeil. Bro. Niles at present 
is at work in Park City, Utah, and Bro. Pfeil intends to 
enter the University of Penn. One of our pledges, Stan- 
ley F. Nelson, also left the Institute this mid-year, but 
intends to re-enter again next Fall. Our second term's 
rushing season has started in full swing with the result 
that within the week we have pledged B. Edwin Hutchin- 
son of Chicago, 111. This man is one of the strongest in 
the class of '09. He has just been elected to the editorial 
staff of The Tech and has held various important class 
honors. Beta Nu also has a fine pledge in Louise Osborne 
French of Milwaukee, Wis. 

Student activities are just starting for the second term. 
The first call for Tech. Show brought out a good crowd 
to try for the parts. Bros. Belden, Shaw, Qeverdon and 
Hinds responded to the call and all ought to show up well. 
This year's show is to be a slight departure from the shows 
of the past few years in that more local hits are promised. 
After all the typical college show is what is wanted, and 

The Delta Chapters 379 

what ought to be given. The B. A. A« Indoor meet comes 
off next Saturday night Tech. and Holy Cross are matched 
for a relay race and the Institute also has entries in all 
the open events. Bro. Gram made the varsity relay team 
this Winter, while Bro. Chapman is entered in the i,ooo 
yard run. 

On the evening of Monday, Feb. ii, '07, the Boston 
Alumni Association held their mid-winter meeting at the 
American House. The night was very stormy, so that but 
few turned out. The loyal ones that did come had a 
mighty good time and many plans for the future were sug- 
gested and talked over. One plan was the setting of a cer- 
tain day in each month, or better week, at which time all 
the Delts then in the city could meet for lunch. Beta Nu's 
chapter house was suggested, as it is right in the city and 
only a few minutes ride from downtown. Now, all Delts 
about Boston, remember this, and when the time is fixed 
we will endeavor to notify you; certainly shall if you 
write. A movement of this kind would prove a great fac- 
tor in building up a strong alumni that would be actively 
in touch with the fraternity. The active work of loyal 
alumni is just as vital to the life of a chapter as the work 
of the actives. Therefore don't, any Delt alumni or active, 
pass through Boston without calling up Back Bay 21672 
or calling in person at 234 Newbury Street. 

Henry R. Sewell. 

BETA XI— No Letter. 

Our first college term closed Jan. 26th and for a week 
all thought of university work was banished and we 

380 The Rainbow 

yielded to the pleasures of Junior Week, Our house-party 
was a great success; it consisted of twelve girls and four 
chaperones, most of whom arrived Tuesday and departed 
the following Sunday. Our annual tea, which was not 
given last year because of the unfinished condition of the 
house, was a very successful and pretty function, afford- 
ing a chance to the general public to view our new home 
at its prettiest. The whole lower floor and dining room 
were decorated with evergfreens and smilax, while the ceil- 
ing of the reception room was hung with Spanish moss 
through which colored lights shone. The fire-places were 
banked with palms and cut flowers in which were em- 
bedded electric lights. Having darkened the house, you 
can well imagine the striking effect produced by these 
decorations. We were fortunate in having as chaperone 
for the week, Mrs. Dom, wife of Ralph Dom, 'oi, of 
Maiden, Mont. 

The mid-year examinations were met in fine style by 
the brothers and our only regret is in the loss of Bro. 
"Monk" Miller, 'lo, who will, however, return next Fall. 

Since our last letter we are sorry to report the loss of 
Bros. "Alphy" Wood and "Goody" Goodrich, '09. The 
former failed to return after the Christmas recess and 
Bro. Wood was called home by the death of his brother. 
We are glad, however, to welcome back for the new term, 
Bros. "Bennie" Wigton, '07, and "Howdy" Jones and Burt 
King, '08. Our chapter now numbers thirty actives, though 
unfortunately one of that number, "Stan" Smith, has 
been in the infirmary with rheumatism for three weeks 
and may not return this term. 

Cornell is pushing ahead in athletics and added another 
championship by winning the intercollegiate cross-country 
run at Princeton. We all feel the loss of Coach Glen S. 

The Delta Chapters 381 

Warner, who accepted a position as athletic director 
and coach for the CarUsle Indians. His departure has 
caused a change in the coaching system at Cornell. In 
football the graduate system of coaching has been adopted. 
The advisory committee consists of ''Heinie" Schoelkopf, 
*02, Harvard, '05, as head coach, M. S. Halliday, '06, assist- 
ant, and Captain G. T. Cook, ^08. These men are to be as- 
sisted by prominent football alumni who will return to 
Ithaca at different times during the season's practice. In 
haseball we have as coach "Dan" Coogan, a professional 
and ex-coach of Pennsylvania. Cornell stood second in the 
intercollegiate championship series last year, and this 
year's prospects are bright, as five men are back and there 
is a wealth of scrub material. 

Beta Omicron is doing well in athletics; especially in 
erew. Brother Gracy, '08, expects to hold his position in the 
varsity four oared ; Brother Hanson, '08, has a good chance 
of making the varsity, and Brother Phil Fowler is trying 
hard to make the freshman crew. Brother Hill Jones is cap- 
tain of the freshman hockey team and won his numerals last 
fall at third base on his class baseball team. He is now 
practicing in the cage with the varsity squad as also are 
Brothers "Ned" Bullock and Jay Raymond, '10. 

In college activities we have added a few honors: 
Brother George Hanson made Rob and Bob, a C. E. society ; 
Brother "Len" Gracy is on the Junior Feed Committee; 
Brother "Stan" Smith made Dunstan and Undine and serv- 
ed on the Sophomore Smoker Committee ; Brother "Ticker" 
IngersoU has been elected to Undine and Brother King to 
Bench and Board. The Freshman Banquet Committee has 
recently been appointed and we hope that they will have a 
banquet, the ruling of the faculty to the contrary notwith- 
standing. Brother Charlie Robinson is on the Committee. 

382 The Bainbow 

In closing, Beta Omicron extends a hearty invitation to 
all Delts to visit us at any time, and suggests that Decora- 
tion Day would be very opportune as Cornell rows Harvard 
here on that day and there will be minor brushes with other 
crews including a race between Cascadilla and Stone Pre- 
paratory School. BuKT M. King. 

BETA Fl—No Letter. 

The openmg of the semester found Beta Rho back at 
work with but slightly depleted ranks. Due to the higher 
standard of scholarship required, the registration for the 
semester is slightly less than it has been at any time in 
the last few years, and the fraternities seem to have suf- 
fered more severely than ever before. 

On Saturday, February the second, we initiated our ninth 
freshman in the person of Charles Combes Koehler, of 
Tacoma, Wash. In addition we have received one man by 
affiliation, Bro. George F. Zimmer of Beta Alpha. This 
gives us the same number of men as last semester, and 
makes us in point of numbers one of the largest crowds 
on the Campus. 

The exodus of fraternities from Palo Alto to the Campus 
is now complete; Phi Kappa Psi being the last to move. 
They have recently purchased what is familiarly known as 
the "Cooksey Place," and have by far the finest fraternity 
house in the West 

The house which originally cost approximately $40,000,^ 
was built a number of years ago by a wealthy Englishman, 
and since his return to England has been unoccupied. 

Located on a hill at the very edge of the Campus it com- 

The Delta Chapters 888 

mands a fine view of the University, the bay, the valley 
and the surrounding mountains, and is an ideal fraternity 
home. Although the price paid for it is not definitely 
known, it is said to be in the neighborhood of $18,000. 

It is rumored that a local woman's organization is about 
to be chartered by Delta Delta Delta, but, thus far all 
rumors have been emphatically denied. 

With the coming of Spring athletics have as usual re- 
ceived a great impetus. The crews have been working out 
of doors since the first of February and are fast rounding 
into form for the annual regattas with California and 
Washington. Unusual interest attaches to rowing this 
year as it will be the first contest on the Coast in which 
the universities have used the eight oared shells instead 
of fours. 

Although the location of the intercollegiate track meet 
is still in doubt, due to a difference arising over the inter- 
pretation of the Intercollegiate agreement it will prob- 
ably be held on our new track, the finest in the West, and 
although many of our former point winners are not in 
college at present, prospects for a winning team are bright. 

Baseball practice as usual started February first and the 
season was formally opened with Santa Qara Coll^;e 
February fourth. 

At a recent meeting of the board of trustees it was de- 
cided that rather than rebuild the gymnasium at present, 
they would devote a part of the money to the creation of 
a large university playground and athletic field. 

This field is to be entirely distinct from the fields used 
by the university teams and squads, and will be purely for 
the encouragement of participation in outdoor exercise 
among the general student body who at present are inter- 
ested only as spectators. On Saturday, February the 

384 The Rainbow 

ninth, a number of us were present at the ninth Anniver- 
sary banquet of Beta Omega. Needless to say it was one 
of the largest and most enthusiastic banquets ever held on 
the Coast and will long be remembered by all who had the 
good fortune to be there. 

Although the Kamea comes in the very midst of our 
rushing season, we expect to be well represented and are 
looking forward to the prospect of meeting more of our 
Eastern brothers. Walter H. Hill. 


Nebraska has enjoyed a most pleasant and prosperous 
Winter and with the weather the University has flourished. 
A building, handsome to look upon and splendidly 
equipped, has been erected on the campus of the school 
of agriculture, soon to be used for purposes of domestic 

The beneficial results of the novel rushing restrictions at 
Nebraska are^ in the minds of many fraternity men, quite 
doubtful. However, when the curtain went up Beta Tau 
was far from the gallery and four freshmen were secured. 
On the evening of December 7 the goat was turned loose 
upon E. R. Hamly of Edgar, P. D. Marvin and F. O. 
Wheelock of Beatrice, Nebraska, J. B. Green, pledged at 
Beta Pi, and C. M. Whelan, of Hillsdale, Mich., and now 
these infant prodigies of Delta Tau Delta have before them 
much promise and many prospects. 

The chapter regrets the loss of Bro. J. B. Green from 
active membership, who left college to enter business in 
the city. Bro. Ben Johnson having finished his work at the 
agricultural college has returned to Fremont. We fear 

The Delta Chapters 885 

we shaU miss Bennie more than the sheep ranch has in his 

In baseball we will be represented ably by at least three 
men under the captaincy of Bro. Rine. As to track athletics 
it is too early to make promises or predictions. 

The woiic of Bro. King on the Nebraska debating squad 
has been very creditable. 

A chapter of the sorority of Alpha Phi has recently been 
established at the University of Nebraska and many of 
Nebraska's brilliant co-eds are among its members. 

In the not far distant future the chapter is to be enter- 
tained at a dance given by Bro. C. J. Bills, Beta Upsilon, 
of Lincoln. It is looked forward to as one of the swellest 
social stunts in fraternity circles. 

Brothers visiting Lincoln will find on the door a sign 
"Come When You Like and Stay As Long As You Like." 

HiLAND H. Wheeler, Jr. 


Beta Upsilon's annual stag dinner now lingers only on the 
pages of local history, and the memories of the loyal crew 
who shoved their feet under the tables with us on March 

We are justly proud of our yearly banquets. With Wes 
Mahan as toastmaster, and a host of red hot thorough- 
breds, it is no wonder that those events have a way of 
sticking in our memory. 

Ehiring the semester. Brothers Geist, Galbraith, and Sale 
have dropped out of school, while Robinson and Steadman 
have been forced to give up their work temporarily on ac- 
count of their eyes. Probably all will be back the coming 
Fall. Bro. Bennett, '07, has returned, and will finish his 

386 The Rainbow 

course in electrical engineering. Perry Barker is once 
more stationed at Champaign, and it is to be hoped the 
"old hound" will never again leave our midst 

Bro. Brown, of Gamma Alpha, has entered Illinois, and is 

Herbert Boniiield, of Beta Om^;a, and Jack Carrigan, of 
the Philippines, paid the chapter a visit on their way to 
New York. 

We are making great plans for the Kamea, and txpttit 
to have a big gathering for the mighty pow-wow. A 
specialty for Beta Upsilon men is being arranged, and will 
probably include a dinner at which all the local chapter's 
affairs will be discussed. 

There are four local societies here striving for charters 
from as many national fraternities. The oldest of these, 
the Pi Theta's, who have been steadily petitioning Alpha 
Delta Phi for a number of years, it is nunored are about 
to combine with several other local clubs at other colleges, 
and form themselves into a national fraternity to be called 
Pi Theta. The Pi Thetas, however, would neither confirm 
nor deny the report 

The Aztec Gub, who have been seeking a Psi Upsilon 
parchment for the past four years, are still hopeful. Nodi- 
ing can be learned as to their ultimate success, at pres- 
ent. The Comus and Oax Qubs are petitioning Chi Psi 
and Theta Delta Chi respectively. The latter's eflForts it is 
said will meet with success in the near future. Concerning 
the entrance by fraternities into Illinois, it seems that the 
material here, while it is steadily improving, does not just- 
ify any conservative fraternity in entering for a few years 
at least 

A chapter of the Masonic fraternity Acacia has been 
installed here, but is not classed among the fraternities. 

The Delta Chapters 887 

The council of administration of the University of Illi- 
nois has asked of the State L^slature the sum of $1,0009- 
000.00 for the erecting and equipping of new buildings, and 
$1,600,000.00 for running expenses. The proposed new 
buildings and improvements are a physics laboratory ad* 
ministration building, new armory, remodeling of the Uni- 
versity Hall, the oldest building on the campus, and an ad- 
dition to the library. There is no doubt that a large part of 
the amount asked for will be forthcoming. 

On the calendar there is scheduled a house party in 
April, in which the house will be turned over to about 20 
girls and chaperones for the week end. It will start with 
a dance at the house with our faculty and town members 

On May 19, the Annual Interscholastic Meet with con- 
testants from all the high schools in the State, will be held. 
A ball game is also carded for the same date. 

The Milwaukee baseball team will make their training 
quarters here, and will work out with "G" Huff's "squad." 
The Chicago Nationals will also be here four days, so the 
Illinois fans are optimistic once more and predict a suc- 
cessful baseball season. R. S. Arthur. 


There is usually but a small number of men picked from 
the university classes in the Winter term as fraternity ma- 
terial, but this year has proved the converse of this rule to 
a greater or less extent The number of fraternity men 
taken in at the opening of the college year was smaller 
than is usually the case and as a result of this condition, all 
of the fraternities have kept a very watchful eye open for 
new men. We have succeeded in getting two good ones 

388 The Rainbow 

who will be initiated on the night of February 23. These 
two are W. K. Dupre, of Portsmouth, O., and Gary W. 
Sims, of Kenton, Ohio. 

Beta Phi will entertain with her annual dance on March 
I, and all Deltas are cordially invited. The Junior Pronu, 
one of the principal social events of the year, will be hdd 
on Feb. 22. 

As a result of the banquet held by the Pan-Hellenic As- 
sociation last term a considerable deficit was incurred so the 
fraternity men got together and decided to give a vaude- 
ville show. This suggestion was followed out on Feb. i 
with the best of results socially and pecuniarily. The gen- 
eral plot of the show was to "take off" students and pro- 
fessors without regard for their personal feelings and tbt 
result was the hit of the university entertainment season. 

At present, we have sixteen men in the chapter, twelve 
of whom live in the house. Our initiation and the coming 
of Bro. Ralph Wilson, Beta, will give us a fair sized fam- 
ily. Our board is still furnished on the steward plan and 
we find it an excellent method. 

We have been very lucky in the number of our visitors 
and hope that our sister chapters will help to increase the 
roll. We have had with us Brothers Harry Bimie, Beta 
Phi; Smith and Compton, Mu; Peebles, Stridder and 
Baumgardner, Gamma Delta; Carr, Beta; D. D. Crumrine, 
J. G. Keiser, F. L. Keiser, and G. R. Schoedinger, Beta 

Beta Phi, like many of her sister chapters, has her pipe 
dreams of a house to be, but in this case the threads arc 
becoming more and more tangible. We do the best we can 
in our present house however and are always pleased to 
have our brothers with us. Don Y. Geddes. 

The Delta Chapters 889 


With Beta Chi the energy of her members is spelling 
"activity/* both within and without the chapter. In the col- 
lege life and within the chapter hall the work of the boys is 
attaining its due measure of success. Bro. Bunker, '09, is 
making an excellent showing for his class debating team, 
tfie final personnel of which is to be chosen in the near 
future. Brothers Thomas, '08, and Carley, '09, are first 
bass and first tenor respectively, on the second varsity quar- 
tette. Brothers Swain and McDonald, '08, are on the var- 
sity swimming team and Bro. Blount, '10, has a place in 
the cast of "The Private Secretary," the annual production 
of the "Sock and Buskin," the college dramatic society. 
Bro. Richards, '10, is on the varsity track team and also on 
his class relay team. 

In social life the chapter has recently been favored with 
an evening of capital enjoyment. Bro. Herbert E. Harris, 
'07, entertained the entire active chapter at his home on the 
evening of Feb. 13th. The affair was a real Delta evening 
from start to finish. The house was appropriately deco- 
rated with many Delt banners, and the combination of pur- 
ple, white and gold was everjrwhere used to advantage. 
Games were enjoyed the first of the evening until the hour 
of the repast arrived when the Freshies very ably served as 
waiters and succeeded in dealing a fine "Delta spread" — 
may its memory never grow less. After the inner man was 
satisfied the boys gathered around the table for a real old 
fashioned "smoke talk." A pen sketch and suitable verse 
was placed on a souvenir menu for each member — ^this 
verse he was required to read and to g^ve such explana- 
tions as were necessary. The mirth and laughter which 
followed this program of "knocks and puns" really reached 

390 The Rainbow 

the climax of the evening^s pleasure. Every one was re- 
membered to a greater or lesser extent — some of us entirely 
too much — and when tfie small hours told us of the fast 
approaching morn it was with the greatest enthusiasm that 
we gave the Rah! Rah! Delta, with "Ike" Harris on the 

At present the chapter is looking forward to sending 
about ten "undergrads" to the Eastern Division Confer- 
ence on the 23d of February, and we hope that as we read 
this account our best hopes will have been surpassed and 
we can look back to a Beta Chi table of a score at the ban- 
quet at the Manhattan. Ernest M. Watson. 

BETA PSI— No Letter. 

Registration day found Beta Omega with a membership 
of eighteen, not as many as was expected as Brother F. P. 
Moore, Jr., '08, decided to extend his leave of absence 
six months, and Brothers McWhae, '08, Ertz, '10, and Whit- 
more, '10, did not re-enter college. But still we are some- 
what more numerous than in other years, and everything 
points to a successful semester. Bro. B. A. Hammond 
has returned from the Orient and is giving us the pleasure 
of a month's visit. Brothers C. C. and G. L. Ertz, Mc- 
Whae and Whitmore are at present living with us. The 
latter three expect to be in the University again next temL 

The chapter was to have played a game of baseball Feb- 
ruary 2, with the Anderson's Academy nine at Irvington, 
but on account of incessant rain the game had to be post- 
poned two weeks. 

We are well represented in college activities. In the 

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cadet corps Brothers W. B. Weston and Radford are lieu- 
tenants. Brother Perry is president of the student Archi- 
tectural Association and is associate editor of the Pelican. 
Bro. Kelly has won a place on the managerial staff of the 
Occident, of the Pelican, and of the 1908 Blue and Gold. 
Bro. Phillips won the prize in the contest for the best post- 
er and program design for the Sophomore Hop. Broth- 
ers Van Sant and Perry are on the staff of the '07 Sen- 
ior Record, which is to take the place of the 1907 Blue and 
Gold which was destroyed in the San Francisco fire. At 
the recent freshman election Bro. Brayton was unanimously 
chosen class yell leader. In athletics, we have men out for 
baseball, basket-ball and rowing. 

We celebrated our ninth anniversary February 9 and 
fifty-six Delts were present at the banquet. The crowd was 
a record-breaker, and the affair probably the most success- 
ful that we have had. A quartette, consisting of Brothers 
Jeffress, Chisholm, Van Sant and Brayton, accompanied on 
the piano by Bro. Loring, sang the latter's new Delt song 
which with its catchy air and appropriate sentiment and 
with the special verses on Brothers Leuschner, Hammond 
and McWhae and on Beta Rho and with the vaudeville 
rendition of the chorus — ^in which Bro. Chisholm, in at- 
tempting to infuse a little Delt enthusiasm into one of the 
Jap waiters, nearly precipitated an international war — surely 
made the hit of the evening. Bro. A. O. Leuschner, Delta 
'SS, as toastmastcr "drew out" the speakers to the entire 
satisfaction of all. The following toasts were responded 

Why We Are Here P. R. Thayer, Beta Omega, '98. 

The Delt in College G. F. Zimmer, Beta Alpha and 

Beta Rho, '09. 
The Fraternity Bond. .B. A. Hammond, Beta Omega, '01. 

392 The Rainbow 

Undergraduates F. H. Bernard, Beta Rho, '07. 

Prospects W. C. Perry, Beta Omegai, '07. 

On February 6, the local sorority of Alpha Beta S^;ma 
became Sigma chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi. 

With the understanding that Stanford would make a 
similar regulation, the faculty has enacted that freshmen 
shall not participate in varsity athletic contests. Since 
Stanford has not followed the lead it is expected that the 
restriction will be removed. 

On account of rain the last game of the interfratemity 
baseball series has not yet been pla3red. It will be between 
Kappa Alpha and Phi Sigma Delta, a local. 

We very much regret that our remoteness from Chicago 
is going to prevent our having delegates at the Western 
Division Conference. 

Last December we enjoyed a short visit from Brothers 
Clem of Beta Theta and Southworth, of Chi. That we are 
always happy to see Delts who happen to be in this part 
of the country goes without sa)ring. 

Frederick F. Thomas, Jr. 


Of Gamma Alpha's sixteen actives of last quarter, only 
ten returned to the fold at the opening of the Winter quar- 
ter. We were somewhat chagrined to find that we had lost 
six men, but we have every reason to believe that some 
of them will be with us again in the Spring. Bro. Chas. F. 
Axelson graduated at the end of the Fall term; Brother 
James D. Lightbody left school to accept a position with 
the Chicago Telephone Co. ; Bro. Arthur C. AUyn has gone 
into business with his father in St. Louis, Mo. ; Bro. Potter 
Bowles is spending the Winter quarter at his home in Mem- 

The Delta Chapters 393 

phis, Tenn.; Bro. Harold L. Brown has entered the en- 
gineering school of the University of Illinois; and Bro. 
Robert Lippitt, who affiliated with us from Alpha, has left 
school in order to devote all of his time to the study of 

Although our loss was a severe one, we were not to 
suffer long from our diminished condition for we were at 
last able to initiate our eight pledges who were now eligible 
for initiation, having passed their school work of the pre- 
ceding quarter. The initiation and banquet were held on 
Friday evening, Jan. ii, in the chapter house. Dr. Wie- 
land was with us, and we had a most glorious evening, 
eating, "speech-making," singing Delta songs, and basking 
contentedly in the warmth of our President's sunny smile. 
Besides those men mentioned in the last issue of The Rain- 
bow, we initiated Perry Dakin Trimble, brother of Harvey 
Trimble, Gamma Alpha, '04, and George Herbert Hunt, 
brother of "Billy" Hunt, Gramma Alpha, '06. Our eight 
new members are all good, loyal Deltas, through and 
through, and Gamma Alpha is justly proud of them. 

On January 21, Bro. Perry Trimble was seized with a 
severe attack of appendicitis. He was placed under the 
skilful care of Dr. Wieland and as a consequence is rapidly 
regaining his health. However, he lost two or three weeks 
of school, because of his illness, and has left us tempo- 
rarily to return for the work of the Spring quarter. 

Here at Chicago, the non-fraternity or "barb" element 
is rapidly forging to the front in college "politics." For 
the first time in the history of the University, the year-book, 
the Cap and G(mm, has fallen into the hands of non-frater- 
nity men. 

Not only the year-book but the class-officers and student- 
councilorships are being usurped by the "barbs." Hereto- 

39i The Rainbow 

fore these bones of contention have been fought for by op- 
posing combinations formed from groups of fraternity 
chapters, the barbs dividing and supporting any faction 
which the individuals saw fit Although tliese doubtful 
"college honors'' do not mean much in themselves, it must 
be acknowledged that the student-body is represented by 
the men who hold them, and the fraternity men are heginr 
ning to realize that "in union there is strength." Conse- 
quently pan-Hellenic meetings have been held for the pur- 
pose of uniting the fraternities against the barb element in 
the case of elections, etc. These meetings have led to a 
better feeling and more perfect harmony among the fnter- 

Chicago's prospects for the baseball and track aeaaoii Wit 
very good. Bro. Frank Dickinson of Beta Mu b ^^^^afMty 
the baseball squad and is bringing out some snrpritiq^ 
good material. Bro. Fred Walker will most ptdbiJtfy 
cupy the pitcher's box again this Spring. 

Here's hoping that you are all planning to make 
appearance at the greatest fraternity convention ever hdd^ 
the Kamea of 1907. Charles B. Jonux; 


The Winter term is now well along at Armour Inatitatte 
and Gamma Beta is able to introduce to the Fraternity 
four newly initiated Delta brothers. These are Brothers 
Samuel Robert Todd, of Areola, 111., Samuel Lovett Ches- 
ley, of Fargo, North Dakota, Hinman Russell Root of Ken- 
ilworth. III., and Frank Dumont Sweet, of Chicago. Bra 
C. S. Kirkpatrick, of Gamma Delta, has recently taken up 
the architectural course here and we are glad to welcome 

ARMOIK INSri'UTi:. lllirAfiC 

The Delta Chapters 896 

him as an affiliate of our chapter. We have to rtgrtt, on 
the other hand, the loss of Brothers C. G. Davis and W. 
A. Richards, both of Chicago, who have discontinued their 
courses temporarily to enter business. We still have a 
total membership of twenty-three and two pledges, though ; 
so we have no reason to complain as far as numbers are 

Gamma Beta has no chapter dues in January, all dues 
going to the general treasury. Therefore that month is 
alwajrs a rough spot in our path. We were quite success- 
ful in this respect this year, and have now regained the 
smooth part of the road again without any unpaid bills to 
report and without any debts hanging over us. 

As a variation from the "grinding process" an informal 
dance was held at the house on the evening of February 
3rd. Quite a bit was added to the pleasure of the evening, 
when several of our alumni who had not been with us for 
some time responded to the invitation. Rans are now 
being discussed for a formal to be given about April 19th. 
This is the first formal that the chapter has given for some 
time and the plans are not yet fully developed, but we hope 
to "do things right" 

A good deal of time has been taken up this term in plan- 
ning for the coming Kamea, and it is more than probable 
that the three undergraduate chapters here, Gamma Alpha, 
Beta Pi, and Gamma Beta, will unite to provide the enter- 
tainment for the Kamea visitors on one evening of their 
stay in Chicago. We do not mention this with the idea of 
giving any detailed statement of our plans, but merely to 
again remind our brothers that we are preparing for them, 
as well as all Delts in Chicago and vicinity are doing, and 
that those who come to the Kamea will be assured of a 
:good time and a hearty welcome. 


396 The Sainbow 

Again we wish to remind you all of our standing invitai- 
tion to all Delts to make our house their headquarters while 
in Chicago. You can take us at our word when we sajr 
that if there is an3rthing we like better than seeing a visit- 
ing Delta at our house, it is to see him there the second 
time. A. A. Kelkenney. 


With the beginning of the second semester the busy 
son of the chapter, this year, really commences; for the 
chinning season comes March 20th. I have mentioned be- 
fore the change in the chinning season from October 24tb 
to March 20th. 

There is much speculation as to how satisfactory this 
new arrangement will be. Its advantages are already ob- 
vious, for the freshmen are fairly well known and mis- 
takes are rendered less liable to occur. Whatever disad- 
vantages there are will soon come to light. 

Gamma Gamma has been busy with the rest of the fra- 
ternities and has a strong delegation and a strenuous cam- 
paign in view. I am confident of being able to send in a 
favorable report in the next letter. 

With the prospect of entertaining freshmen and friends 
at the chapter house during the coming weeks, we have 
brought in the craftsmen and bargained in paper and var- 
nish till the whole place will soon be the picture of cosi- 
ness and prosperity. 

Bro. C. A. Luck has been chosen as delegate to the East- 
em Division Conference and several other members of the 
chapter will be in New York on Feb. 23, bent on giving 
and taking the Delt spirit. 

The foremost outside interest here is basket-ball. Dart- 

The Ddta Chapters 397 

mouth's success in this line is, of course, well known. She 
has already played ten games and has as many victories to 
her credit Nor do the remaining games promise many 

The hockey team also has had good luck and stands, at 
present, third in the league of Princeton, Harvard, Dart- 
mouth, Tale, and Coltmibia. 

The glee club gives shortly a joint concert with Har- 
vard. This is the first time this has happened of late 
years and speaks well of the feeling between the two col- 

Gamma Ganmia is filled with good, healthy spirit this 
year. This insures a favorable reception for any Delt who 
is unfortunate enough to come our way. 

Bertram Hatton. 


Since the beginning of the Winter quarter collie life at 
Morgantown has been in a continuous whirl of activity. 
Social functions have piled themselves upon each other al- 
most beyond the speed of the pen to record. Gamma Delta 
opened this "run" on January ii, 1907, with an elaborate 
ball to her friends, and, since then, intermission seems ab- 
solutely to have been wanting. But of all the social func- 
tions, the Military Ball, held on February i, was the great- 
est Such an aflFair is held every year in the Cadet Corps 
Armory, under the auspices of the Cadet Officers' Qub. 
However, the one of February i, 1907, stands unrivaled in 
point of magnitude and success. More than two hundred 
couples were present. Dancers from all parts of West Vir- 
ginia, Southefistem Ohio, and Southwestern Pennsylvania 

398 The Rainbow 

attended In fact, the Military Ball has come to be recog- 
nized as the greatest annual social event of our State. 

Yet we have here to tell you of an event far more vital tQ 
the students, though not in the social realm — the annual 
Athletic Election, held on the 35th of January, 1907. 
Brother Brooks Hutchinson, who played a glorious right 
end on last Fall's football team, was elected President of 
the Athletic Association. This office is considered the high- 
est honor within the bestowal of our student body. 

In the field of athletics we are well represented. Broth- 
er Gronninger is coaching the basketball team and Brother 
Strickler is playing forward. Baseball practice has be- 
gun, and in it a couple of our boys are participating, in the 
hope that they will be able ''to make'' the Varsity team. 

In other fields, Brother Dayton, by contest, has gained a 
place on the Varsity Debating Team. The writer of this 
letter is editing The Athenaeum, our college weekly, and 
is literary chairman on Monticola Board. This board pub- 
lished the college annual. 

Brother Bobbie Strickler, of whom last year's MonHcola 
said, "Strickler is a scholar ; calculus is A, B, C, to him ; he 
reads Sophocles and Horace for the same reason that the 
Prep reads Frank Merriwell stories," took the Rhodes 
Scholarship examination on January 17th and i8th. 

Brother McQuilkin, who received an A. M. here last 
Spring is now working for an A. M. at Harvard, and 
Brother Ramage, who received an A. B. here in December, 
1906, is at Johns-Hopkins University. Gamma Delta la- 
ments their loss. E. S. Bock. 


Just as the storm and stress period of our mid-year ex- 
aminations close, we were refreshed and encouraged to 

The Delta Chapters 899 

harder work by the opening of our two new buildings, St 
Paul's Chapel and Hamilton Hall. The former was im- 
pressively opened on Sunday, February second, and since 
then we have been having daily fifteen minute service at 
noon. Hamilton Hall is the home of the academic depart- 
ment and it is the first time that this department has had 
a building of its own. At the opening exercises, the alum- 
ni were present in large numbers, and donated a statue of 
Alexander Hamilton to be placed before the entrance. 

The chief interest at the University just now is the bas- 
ket-ball team, which has been very successful this year and 
is in hope of winning the intercollegiate championship. 
The crew has also started in at its hard work and has very 
good prospects. 

This year for the first time we have had Junior Prom, 
week at the University. It consisted of a basket-ball game 
agamst Yale, a theater-party at "The Red Mill/' teas held 
at all the fraternity houses, and finally the Prom, itself. 
Our tea was well attended and in every way a great suc- 

The Eastern Conference is now fast approaching and we 
are making every preparation for it. We hope that all the 
Delts who come to New York for it will not fail to come 
in and see us, and especially at our smoker to be held Fri- 
day evening, February twenty-second. Gamma Epsilon 
sends to all Deltas its best wishes. 

Burnett C. Tuthilu 


Although matters looked serious to Gamma Zeta at the 
time of Brother Russell's death, and the severe illness of 
Brothers Gibb, Simpson and Crossett with typhoid, cast 

400 The Rainbow 

a heavy cloud over the whole chapter, we are now onoe 
more tinited with the exception of Brother Crossett who 
will take the coming year for recuperation. 

Regardless of the temporary misfortune Gamma Zeta has 
taken her place in the collie activities. Brother Qiase is 
editor in chief of the Argus, the college weekly, while 
Brother Carter is assistant manager of the collie annual, 
Brother Selden on the editing board. 

The chapter is well represented in the class societies, one 
brother in a Junior society, three in a Sophomore, and 
tfiree in a freshman society. 

Brothers Northrop, Roberts, Miller, James, and Searles 
are upholding the chapter on the musical clubs, Nordirop 
being leader of the Mandolin Qub with Brother Miller on 
the Ivy Quartette. 

Brother Gibb as president of the Social Study Qub, and 
Brother Northrop as president of the Qassical Qub are run- 
ning successful lecture courses in their departments. 

Brothers Baker, Miller and Hoi^dns have made the 
Sophomore "Gym" squad with Brother Baker as their 

Brother Gibb has been awarded the pipe ceremony for 
class day and Brother Northrop is on the class day cotsh 
mittee. Brother Leighton is on the basketball squad. 

Gamma Zeta is making extensive plans for tfie celebra- 
tion of her fifth anniversary in June. We hope to have a 
successful and a pleasant time. 

Great enthusiasm is being raised for the Division Con- 
ference, and a majority of the chapter hope to be present 

In closing we wish to extend a most hearty welcome to 
all Delts who may find it possible to visit us. 

Paul S. Hopkins. 

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Gamma Eta at last breathes a long sigh of relief — the mid- 
jrears are over and forgotten. As we haven't our marks 
we are correspondingly happy and look forward to an ex- 
tended social season. This year our chapter inaugurated a 
practice which has been strangely missing in the past We 
are entertaining the sororities of the school in the order of 
their priority and with most exemplary results. Not only 
do all have a jolly good time, but we get to know each other 
better, especially those of the professional schools. 

Our freshmen are living up to our expectations and are 
already beginning to show us how to run the chapter — an 
old but invaluable sign. 

The new furnishings of the house are paid for, a result 
largely attained by the splendid support of our alumni, who 
were stimulated to action by the banquet at the Shoreham, 
December 12th. 

Gamma Eta proudly reports the usual representation 
among the class officers and honors. Brother Sommers has 
been elected Captain of the Football Team for next year. 
Brother C. L. Allen has made the University of Cincinnati 
Debating Team, Brother Loren Call is President of the 
Sophomore Qass and Editor of the Annual for next year, 
and many other class and university honors have fallen our 

In December Brother Arthur Dayton of West Virginia 
paid us a brief, but welcome, visit. 

We are in a fine position to entertain any brothers who 
may be passing through our "town." 1516 K street is the 
number. Look us up. K. M. Block. 

402 The Rainboir 


The first semester examinations have passed and we are 
now settled down to the one continuous grind of classes for 
the closing semester of the year. The personnel of our active 
chapter is the same as last term, but in addition we have 
recently pledged nine members of the freshman class and 
one member of the Sophomore class. These, with one 
pledge who returned to school, all of whom will be eligibk 
for initiation before the close of the school year, give us a 
chapter of twenty-seven of the most enthusiastic fraternity 
men in the University. 

Our ''Stag Banquet," given on the night of December 
15, for the purpose of rushing new men, was a decided 
success. Nothing like it has ever happened in our fra- 
ternity life. In the words of an alumnus, it was the best ban- 
quet of its kind ever given by Delta Tau Delta in Baker 
University. The new men who were in attendance entered 
into the spirit of the occasion with as much vigor and en- 
thusiasm as Delts of long standing. Gamma Theta can 
say with pride that she has passed one of the most suc- 
cessful rushing seasons in the annals of the Fraternity. 
That we have received a first-class bunch of pledges is 
conceded by everyone and by the time this letter will have 
been read by the different chapters, these pledges will have 
become acquainted with the mysteries of Delta Tau Delta. 

The fourth anniversary banquet of the chapter was held 
on the night of February 22 and a delightful time was bad 
by the Delts and their squaws. About eighty Delts and 
their ladies sat down to an elaborate banquet and enjoyed 
one of those times which are characteristic of Delta Tau 
feasts. A number of our alumni, also alumni of other 
chapters, were present Some rousing old toasts were 

The Delta Chapters 403 

giyen, which made every Delta feel proud of the fact that 
he was permitted to wear the square badge and enjoy our 
merry times. 

Several Delts from other chapters have made us a call 
in the past few weeks, among whom might be mentioned 
Brother W. C. Borland of Kansas City School of Law. 
The hoys of Gamma Theta feel much indebted to Brother 
Borland and are always well pleased when he makes us a 
calL Brother Paul M. Pearson of Swarthmore College gave 
a series of lectures in Baker University the 15-17 of Jan- 
oary, and while here was a guest of the chapter. Brother 
Pearson was a member of the local Alpha Omega here in 
the early nineties, being graduated from Baker in '91, after 
which he took a post graduate course in Northwestern, and 
was initiated into Delta Tau Delta by Beta Pi chapter. 
Brother Pierce, another of the illustrious alumni of Beta 
Pi, now located at Winfield as secretary of the Y. M. C. A., 
also spent a short time at our home a few days ago. We 
are always pleased to meet the alumni of other chapters and 
hope that more will find it convenient to call on us. 

Baker University is much excited at the present time 
over the prospects of the basket-ball team winning the cham- 
pionship of the United States. Thus far they have played 
nine games with the strongest teams of the West and 
have been victorious in all these. Among those teams 
playing with us were Kansas State University, Wm. Jewell, 
Haskell Indians, and the Chicago Crescents who were de- 
feated twice by our team. The Chicago team were claim- 
ing the championship of the United States and Canada 
and by our double victory from them places our team in 
tile lead for championship honors. 

Gamma Theta has one member on the team who has 
played in all the games and the school feels sure of good 

404 The Rainbow 

work being done when Brother Wilbur Aractt acts in ct- 
pacity of guard. 

Extensive preparations are being made for the season 
in base ball. Games are already arranged with the leadii^; 
schools of Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Brodier 
Dilley is manager of baseball and we are practically sure 
of three men on the team with one or two more who arc 
showing up well in the practice games. 

Sometime ago our Secretary was instructed to make in- 
quiries concerning the number of Deltas located in Kansas, 
and as a result of his labors thus far he has been able to 
locate twenty-eight. This is very interesting to the ac- 
tive chapter and it is gratifying to know how many mem- 
bers of other chapters are located in our own State. Scmie 
of these men were well advanced in years, but are still loyal 
to their old chapter and Fraternity. 

Brother Frank A. Brown, '07, represented Gamma Thcta 
at the Twenty-sixth Conference of the Western Division. 

Robert H. McWiluams. 

Gamma Iota takes great pleasure in introducing to the 
Delt world Brothers Edmund Buckley, Austin, Texas; 
Frank Feuille, Austin, Texas; Leon C. Hurelle, Dallas, 
Texas, and Harry H. Brown of Yoakum, Texas. They 
were initiated into the mysteries of Delta Tau Delta 00 
the night of February 16. An oyster supper was partici- 
pated in by about twenty-five loyal Delts after the ceremo- 
nies of initiation. 

On the night of Tuesday, January 22, the chapter enter- 
tained in the way of an informal dance in honor of Brother 
Clark, Gamma Alpha, '06, Brother Walton, Theta, 'yy, and 

The Delta Chapters M5 

his wife, and Brother Windsor, Beta Pi, '95, were the 
chaperons. Somewhere about the hour of midnight the 
party adjourned, aU of the guests having declared that 
they had spent a delightful evening. 

Texas has fine prospects for a good year in baseball and 
track athletics. The weather has been so agreeable that 
the teams have been practising off and on ever since Jan- 
uary. Basket ball has practically been given up on account 
of lack of interest and support on the part of the student 
body. Brothers Feuille and Claude Buckley won the 
Varsity Championship in doubles in handball. This makes 
the second year that the championship has been held by Delts. 

A new one-hundred-thousand-dollar law building has been 
started, and will be finished sometime this Fall. This 
makes the third building costing from seventy-five to one 
hundred thousand dollars that has been erected on the 
campus since 1903. 

Preparations are being made for a great celebration on 
"April Fourth" — our birthday. All Delts are cordially 
invited to be present ; the Texas Delts are especially urged 
to come. 

The chapter has suflfered a great loss in the withdrawal 
of Brother Hamilton who has accepted a position with the 
National Biscuit Company. His withdrawal necessitated a 
new regime in the culinary department. Brother McBride 
is now "Lady of the House." 

Since writing the last letter the chapter has received vis- 
its from Brothers Severin, Omicron, '06; Qark, Gamma 
Alpha, '06 ; Ferdinand Groos, Beta Iota, '00 ; W. Groos, Beta 
Iota, '01 ; McLaren, Beta, '02 ; McCarty, Gamma Iota, '05, 
and Johnson, Gamma Iota, '05. We are always glad to re- 
ceive visits from other chapters — and our front door is 
always open — just come right in. J. E. Jones. 

406 The Rainbovr 


In so far as brevity is the soul of wit, this, our third 
quarterly letter, shall be extremely facetious. Like a 
glassy lake unruffled before a storm, Missouri's peaceful 
progress during the past few months has been undisturbed 
save by the metaphorical splash of an occasional social 
event In fact, so far as the fraternity world is concerned, 
we have just ten big splashes each year; one pretentious an- 
nual dance by each fraternity. Delta Tau Delta is billed for 
the second Tuesday after Easter. All Delts are cordially 
invited, and we shall fed especially complimented if any 
who may possibly be here will take the liberty to announce 
the fact at as early a date as possible — this means yoo, 
every Delt, old or young, who may find it convenient to 
drop in on us at the specified time. 

As implied above. Gamma Kappa has been living the 
"simple life." We regret very much, however, the loss of 
three of our most desirable members. Brothers W. Walt- 
ner, Sheppard, and Ingram. Brother Waltner will prob- 
ably spend the second semester in South America, Brother 
Sheppard has accepted a position under his father as court 
stenographer, and Brother Ingram expects to travel for 
some manufacturing house. All three hope to return soon- 
er or later. 

Pan-Hellenic baseball games will soon be the all-absorb- 
ing topic. Brother Harold Waltner is captain of our 
team, and maintains that we have a fair show for the cup. 
Had we not lost the above mentioned members, two of 
whom were especially strong players, I think there is little 
question but what Gamma Kappa would have come out with 
flying colors. 

Thomas T. Railby. 





The Chicago Alumni Association began the new year 
in the right way by turning out fifty strong for the first 
meeting and dinner of 1907. The Armour Chapter made 
an especially good showing on this occasion, twenty-four 
of those present being actives or alumni of Gamma Beta. 
As is always the case now whenever two or three Chicago 
Delts are gathered together, the 1907 Kamea was the 
main topic discussed. Several committee reports were pre- 
sented and the Kamea organization seemed to have al- 
ready made considerable headway. 

This is not the place for any Kamea advertising, as 
there will be an abundance of that elsewhere in this num- 
ber of The Rainbow, but it is always in order to remind 
Delts generally that the next Kamea will take place in 
Chicago in August, 1907, that all Delts ever initiated — 
some eight thousand, according to Baird — are invited and 
will probably be there, and that the Chicago Delts have 
put up an ironclad guaranty to show all visitors the time 
of their lives — and then some. 

The Association itself is in very good condition. Our 
membership is now almost one hundred and we hope to 
add a great many new members this year. Active efforts 
are being made to come in touch with every Delt in this 
vicinity. We are asking every chapter secretary to send 
us the names and addresses of all the alumni of his 

408 The tttaabow 

chapter living in or near Chicago. Fourteen chi^ten 
have already done this, and the Asaociaticm takes diis 
opportunity of acknowledging the assistance. We shall 
greatly appreciate it if the other chapters will send us 
similar lists as soon as possible. Among the recent addi- 
tions to our membership are Brothers Harbeck and Robin- 
son of Gamma Beta, McCarthy of Upsilon, Marshall of 
Beta Eta and Leonard of Beta Phi. 

Our monthly dinners will be held this year, as usual, at 
De Jonghe's, 45 Monroe street, on every fourth Friday 
at 6:30 P. M. We are planning to have some of the 
meetings g^ven over to some particular chapter, so that 
we can have a ''Beta Upsilon" or a "Gamma Alpha" night, 
the idea being to have several speakers from the actives 
or alumni of that chapter and devote that night entirdy 
to reminiscences of its past and prophecies as to its fu- 

We are also planning to get out a new directory of 
local Delts, with both business and residence addresses. 
Such a directory would not only be of great use to the 
alumni, but might also aid active chapters looking for as- 
sistance in rushing men from Chicago. When this di- 
rectory is completed, copies will be sent to the active 
chapters. George Paddock. 


The January Rainbow was on the press too soon to 
record the doings at our annual meeting. R« F. Kalpatrick 
was re-elected president, F. E. Idell, vice-president and 
W. L, McKay, secretary-treasurer. 

In February we had no meeting, as all thoughts were 
centered on the Conference of the Eastern Division, which. 

The Delta Alumni iOO 

by tbe way, proved to be a record breaker, as is told in 
another part of this issue. The advertising of the Con* 
ference has brought out a number of good fellows, who 
have been allowing their Delt enthusiasm to slumber since 
coming to New York and the Alumni chapter is reaping 
the benefit, seven applications for membership being handed 
in by the membership committee at the March meeting. 

And speaking about that March meeting — ^thirty-seven 
men at one of the regular monthly dinners is not at all 
bad, especially just following so big a thing as the Con- 
ference banquet. We will confess it is the most we ever 
had, but we expect to raise the figure in April, and any 
one who hears of a Delt coming to New York for a short 
time or for permanent residence will do him and the 
Alumni chapter a g^eat service by sending us his name, 
that we may look him up. We want to keep in close touch 
with every Delt in this vicinity, whether he be a member 
of our Alumni chapter or not. 

A movement is on foot to incorporate the Alumni chapter. 
Just what this may lead to we are not saying now, but it 
is the first step toward ownership of property, and who 
knows how fine that property may be? 

W. L. McKay. 


During the past month another member of The Alumni 
Chapter of Cincinnati has joined the ranks of the Bene- 
dicts. This was our popular Brother Joseph F. Monfort 
(Phi Prime). The following cutting from The Cincinnati 
Enquirer, Jan. 17th, 1907, may be of interest to the many 
friends of the groom in the Fraternity. 

•'Milford, Ohio, January 16. — One of the prettiest wed- 

410 The Rainbow 

dings of the winter was that of Miss Anna West Sanders, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sanders, of Milford, and 
Joseph Taylor Monfort, son of Postmaster and Mrs. Mon- 
fort of Cincinnati. 

'The ceremony took place at 6:30 o'clock Wednesday 
evening at St Paul's Episcopal Church in MilfonL Rev. 
Frank Nelson officiated, assisted by Rev. Frank Monfort, 
uncle of the groom. The church was beautifully decorated 
with Southern smilax and evergreen, as green and white 
were the colors used in the wedding. The ribbon girls, 
Janet Sanders and Ruth Runjran, headed the bridal proces- 
sion, followed by the ushers, Messrs. Allen, Ruff, J. G. 
Monfort and O. B. Simrall, of Cincinnati, and Robert San- 
ders, of Milford. 

''Mr. Monfort was attended by Willis Johnson, of Gn- 
cinnati. The bridesmaids. Misses May Monfort, Harriet 
Bell, Hattie West and Ruth Sanders, preceded the mdd of 
honor, Martha Sanders, who was followed by the flower 
girls, Cicely and Anna Uoyd. The bride appeared on the 
arm of her father and met the brid^room at the chancel. 
The I^iso^al ceremony was used. 

"Immediately after the ceremony a reception was held 
at the home of the bride in Milford. The house was deco- 
rated similar to the church with Southern smilax and ever- 
green. About sixty guests were present The bride was beau- 
tifully gowned in white chiffon over white silk, with trim- 
mings in Irish point lace, and wore a veil of white tulle 
caught with orange blossoms. She carried Bridal roses 
and lilies of the valley. The maid of honor, Martha San- 
ders, the bride's sister, was dressed in green mull over 
white and carried Roman hjradnths and nardssuses.** 

The last monthly meeting of the local assodatioo was 

The Delta Alumni 411 

held at the Gibson House on the evening of Saturday, 
Feb. 3, 1907. Among those present were: Clarence Pum- 
phrey, President; T. O. Youtsey, vice-president; Rev. W, 
H. Poole, Wright Youtsey, W- A. Draper, Prof. John S. 
Van Oeve, John Cable, Fred E. Hall, Jos. T. Monfort, and 
Constant Southworth. 

The Qndnnati Alumni Chapter extends to the other 
chapters in the Fratermty and to the members at large, 
Its best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year. 



In spite of unfamiliar surrotmdings, all the old time en- 
thusiasm of "Before-the-Fire'* alumni meetings was notice- 
able at our first alumni meeting and dinner this year, which 
was held last Saturday. There was a good attendance 
and the evening passed pleasantly and rapidly. 

San Francisco's seemingly inexhaustible work of reha- 
bilitation is progressing more rapidly than anybody ex- 
pected, in spite of such setbacks as labor troubles, incle- 
ment weather, and shortage of building materials. Even 
after an absence of a week or so, one notices changes and 
additions everywhere. 

At least two Delt alumni are prominent in this work of 
reconstruction, — ^Bro. E. L. Holmes, who is at the head of 
The Ferrolite Co., one of the largest and best known con- 
struction companies in the city, and Bro. Ralph W. 
Weirick, lately among us, who is connected with the firm 
which has in charge the building of the new Palace Hotel. 
For such as they, San Francisco offers vast opportunities. 

C. C Ertz. 

412 The Rainbow 


The Philadelphia Alumni Chapter has held two very 
successful meetings since the appearance of the last Rain- 
bow. One, in December, took the form of a bowling party, 
the details of which may go tmsung. 

In our January meeting we combined with Om^;a in 
giving a banquet in honor of the tenth anniversary of 
Omega's birth. We had a very delightful and congenial 
gathering of Delts at the birthday party, which included 
Dr. Frank Wieland, who came all the way from the pros- 
pective home of the next Kamea to honor our board, and 
many others of whom we see much less than we wish. 
However, if we can't see them as often as we want to, wc 
can rely on passing an evening with part of them at least 
at the Eastern Division Conference, to be held one week 
from tonight. A. H. Miller. 


The Boston Alumni Chapter is today in the best condi- 
tion in its history. It is in touch with over one hundred 
alumni Deltas located in the near vicinity of Boston. At 
its fall banquet, about sixty-five were present, which is 
a large number for us. Our actual enrollment increases 
each year and now numbers about thirty. We are in hopes 
to report double this number before many years. An invi- 
tation was extended to the Boston Alumni Chapter by Beta 
Nu to hold a dinner at their chapter house one evening 
each month. This, if it materializes, will be a fine thing, 
as it will bring the alumni together oftener and will bring 
them also into closer touch with the Tech. chapter. Bro. 
Gaylord was reelected president for a second year 

Hk Deha Alumni 413 

and is certainly the proper man for the place, being a g^eat 
worker and always ready with an impromptu speech. 

Several of our chapter just returned frcwn the Eastern 
Division Conference at New York where the largest ban- 
quet ever held at a Division Conference took place. Over 
two hundred Deltas were present and it was certainly an 
in^nration to everyone present. 

We are in hopes some time within the next few years to 
have a Conference in Boston, as it would be a g^eat thing 
for the chapters about here. They have shown a most rapid 
growth and deserve and need the enthusiasm which natur- 
ally accrues from general meetings of this kind. 

Frank S. Eluott. 


The Pittsburg Alumni Association held their annual din- 
ner at the Hotel Henry on the evening of Saturday, Jan- 
uary 19th. There were present forty-six Delts represent- 
ing chapters from Colorado to Massachusetts. Following 
the custom of previous years, there was no list of toasts, 
the presiding officer using his own discretion and pleasure 
in choosing his victims. 

Among our most honored and prominent guests were the 
Rev. Charles Henry Wells, President of the Eastern Divi- 
sion, Sherman Arter, the old war horse from the State of 
politicians and Russell Thornton of Coney Island and 
Brownsville. Brother James A. Wakefield officiated as 
toast master. With a mailing list of one hundred and ten 
Deltas in this vicinity we feel that we did quite well in 
securing an attendance of forty-six and believe that we will 
be able to make a proportionately good showing at the 
Kamea in Chicago. 

414 The Rainbow 

During the past year there have died in Pittsburg two 
men to whom the Fraternity really owed its existence. These 
men were Captain S. S. Brown and Dr. S. R. Sutton. 

It would be a great assistance to the Alumni Associa- 
tion of Pittsburg if the active chapters would notify the 
writer of the names and addresses of any of their men 
residing in the city, so that our records may be kept com- 
plete and notices of our meetings be sent to Delts in this 
vicinity. Dxvm O. Holbrook. 


The Los Angeles Alumni Chapter held its first meeting 
at a banquet at the Jonathan Qub on the evening of Satur- 
day, November 24, 1906. 

The meeting, attended by nineteen Delts, opens up a 
field that has never before been touched by any of the 
organized branches of the Fraternity. Over one hundred 
members of the Fraternity are residing in Southern Cali- 
fornia, but owing to the fact that no active chapter has 
been in close enough proximity to serve as a rallying point, 
the formation of an alumni chapter has been neglected. 

The chapter now starting avails itself of the charter 
granted to a group of petitioners who handed in their appli- 
cation over a year ago. When its organization is complete 
it hopes to include all of the hundred Delts who are living 
in the vicinity of Los Angeles. With the aid of the secre- 
taries of Beta Rho, Beta Omega, and of the San Fran- 
cisco association the names of sixty-seven of these have 
been secured, and we ask the secretaries of other chap- 
ters to send us the names of any of their alumni who are 
known by them to be living in Southern California. 

There is no city in the United States where an alumni 

The Delta Alumni 415 

chapter has a grater place to fill than in Los Angeles. 
Each year numbers of Delt alumni pass a few months in 
Southern California, and in the absence of an alumni chap- 
ter many of us "pass in the night'' The banquet held at 
the Jonathan Qub brought together for the first time three 
members of the prime chapters of the Fraternity who have 
tpeat many years in this comer of the country with nothing 
to bring them together. 

The following brothers were present at the initial meet- 
ing of the chapter: 

C. D. Willard, Michigan, ^83; Daniel M. Hammack, 
Monmouth, '69; O. A. Elliott, Washington and Jefferson, 
'66; B. E. Lloyd, Washington and Jefferson, 
'67; Grant Pitzer, Colorado, '94; Lee Collins Pitzer, Colo- 
rado, '98; Willard Packard Hatch, Colorado, '01; Arthur 
Durward, Colorado, '93 ; Herbert Peery, Iowa, '90 ; Robert 
C Harbison, Simpson, '88; John C. Brainerd, Tufts, '96; 
Herbert K Benton, Tufts, '96; Geo. F. Zimmer, Indiana 
and Stanford, '08 ; Earl Railsback Taber, Indiana, '05 ; Al- 
bert H. Voigt, Michigan State Agricultural, '81 ; Reuben S. 
Schmidt, Michigan, '05; George U. Moyse, California, 
'98; Myron Morris Steams, Stanford, '06; J. F. Cassell, 
Stanford, ex-'o7. 

The officers of the chapter are : D. M. Hammack, presi- 
dent ; J. F. Cassell, secretary. The foundations of the pres- 
ent chapter have been laid chiefly by Bro. Charles Dwight 
Willard, secretary of the Municipal League of Los An- 
geles, whose office at 213 BuUard building, has been the 
gathering place of Delts in Los Angeles for many years. 
Ddts foregathering in Los Angeles should get into touch 
with the Alumni chapter by calling at Bro. Willard's office 
or by communicating with the secretary at No. 621 H. W. 
Hellman building. John F. Cassell. 

416 The Rainbow 


'76_Jas. C. Jocclyn is with the S. L. Pierce Co. of Qcvc- 
land, Ohio. 

'yy — F. E. Qark of Geneva, N. Y., who travels for a 
Detroit firm, payed Epsilon a visit during the month of 

'77-lChas. M. Ranger resides in Battle Creek. He and 
Wm. D. Farley, Epsilon, '79> are in the furniture and under- 
taking business in Battle Creek. 

'80— ^Chas. A. French is with one of the Muskq;on 
newspapers at Muskegon, Mich. 

'80— Chas. C. Brown is woiking for the Standard Oil 
Co., Los Angeles, Cal. 

'gi — Frank M. Taylor is conducting a successful pas- 
torate at Marshall, Mich. 

'81 — Gauin E. Swarthout is a commercial traveler oat of 
Norfolk, Va. 

'86— <;jias. H. Gordon is Professor of Geology in the 
New Mexico School of Mines at Socomo, New Mexico. 

'89 — Harvey Ott is sales manager for the Spencer Lens 
Co. at Buffalo, N. Y. 

'89 — Gilmore G. Scranton is manager of the Sanilac 
Sugar Refining Co., Croswell, Mich. 

'95 — ^L. M. Potter, who for the past four years has 
been manager of the Boston branch ofiice of the Bausch 
& Lomb Optical Co., has been promoted to the most 
responsible position that company offers. He goes to the 
executive office at Rochester, N. Y., as sales manager. 

'98— Ben j. C. Tuthill is in the Bureau of Construction 
and Repairs in the Navy Department, Washington, D. C. 

'03 — G. Gerald Bechtel, who has been instructor and 
physical director in the Butte (Mont.) High School, has 

The Delta Alumni 417 

recently been appointed general secretary of the Y. M. C 
A. of that city. 

'04— Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Fred B. Johnston, a girl. 
Brother Johnston is the Methodist minister at Fairgrove, 

Ex-'o9— F. Wells Bedford is working for the Citizens* 
Telephone Company at Grand Rapids, Mich. 


'86— Wm. S. Pettibone was married to Mrs. Adam 
Graham on January 30, 1907. 

*S& — Sidney S. Wilson has sold his interest in A. C. 
Rogers Co., and is again actively interested in S. S. Wilson 
Co., Willoughby, O. 

'94 — ^L. D. Shankland is a member in the Ohio Legis- 

'95 — Geo. P. Kerr is professor of mathematics at Lincoln 
High School, Qeveland, and is the proud father of a new 

'95 — ^Rev. Edgar S. Wiers has charge of a Unitarian 
church at Cambridge, Mass. 

'9^— Rollin H. Tanner is a teacher at Central High 
School, Qeveland. 

'97— Frederic M. Wood lives with Zeta and teaches at ' 
Lincoln High School. 

'9&— Harvey W. Hurlebaus is located in N. Y. City and 
has been for the past month in Cleveland. 

'98— Frank Meyer is professor of Latin at Hillsdale Col- 

'00 — ^Veme W. Qisby was married to Miss Vesta Jack- 

418 The Rainbow 

son, a graduate of the CoU^ne for Women, W. R. U., on 
Dec. 8, 1906. 

'00 — Ernest Gray is superintendent of schoob at Kins- 
man, O. 

'00 — ^Foster W. Jackson is connected with the Qeveland 

Ex-'oo — ^Rev. John P. Davies was married to Miss Helen 
McNeil of Manitoba, Can., and is now a missionary in 

'00— Dr. Chas. W. Thomas is the &dier of a future 
Delta Tau. 

'01 — ^Wm. G. Rose has resigned his positicm as dramatic 
editor of the Qeveland Plain Dealer, and is now devoting 
his entire time to dramatic work. 

'01 — ^Walter W. Scott is spending the nights walking the 
floor with his four-months-old son. 

'02 — Frank M. Shankland is assistant manager of the 
American Clay Working Machinery Co. at Willoug^iby, 

'03 — ^Dr. Geo. F. Thomas is house physician at Charity 
Hospital, Qeveland. 

'03-^Warren D. Spengler is attending the Mass. Inst 
of Technology. 

'04— 'Frank H. Pelton is manager and part owner of a 
series of moving picture houses through Ohio. 

'05 — Qarence Strong is the father of a daughter. 

'06— Alton H. Bemis is attending the School of Law of 
the University of Michigan. 

'06— Fred IT. Burroughs is the principal of the high 
schools at Macedonia, O. 

Ex-'o6— Arthur K Opperman is attending Case. 

'07 — ^Leon P. Davis is an undertaker at Willoughby, O. 

The Delta Alumni 419 

Ex-'o8 — ^Ray Carrol also counts himself lucky for having 
a new son. 

Ex-'o8— H. Arthur Brereton is with Swift & Co. at 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 


In the 1906-7 edition of ''Who's Who in America'' will 
be found the names of nine former Kappa ''Choctaws" 
as follows: Washington Gardner, '69; Will Carleton, '69; 
A. J. Hopkins, '70 ; Dallas Boudeman, '70 ; L. A. Crandall^ 
'73 ; A. E. Haynes, 75 ; J. W. Mauck, '75 ; W. W. Cook, 
'79, and B. J. Arnold, '84. 

'74— 'Sam Ashbaugh of Wichita, Kan., has recently been 
appointed attorney for the Kansas state board of railroad 
commissioners. He had been employed by the State in its 
suit against the State of Colorado over the riparian rights 
in the Arkansas river case. 

'79— L. A. Emerson of Mapleton, N. D., spent some time 
recently visiting relatives in this county. 

*8^ — ^The heartfelt sympathy of the chapter was extended 
to Bion J. Arnold in his recent bereavement, his wife dying 
at Colorado Springs February ist, after a lingering ill* 
ness lasting over three years. Mrs. Arnold was a stanth 
friend of the college and had made her interest known in 
a tangible way many times. 


'99— John T. Cunningham, Jr., as Speaker of the Ten- 
nessee House of Representatives, is making an efficient pre- 
siding officer. 

422 The Rjunbow 

'96 — B. C. Downey, asst cashier, American 
Bank, Indianapolis, Ind. 

^96 — ^Wm. Reed, governor of La Boutoc Province, P. I. 

'97 — Geo. A. Custer, lawyer, Logansport, Ind. 

'98 — ^B. H. Halsted, lawyer at Petoskey, Mich. 

'99— O. L. Pond, lawyer, 504-6 Lemcke building, In- 
dianapolis, Ind. 

'99 — Frank Cummings, one of our most interested 
alumni, lawyer, Joplin, Mo. 

'99 — Harvey Harmon, lawyer, Princeton, Ind. 

'99— F. I. Grunsley, St. Paul, Minn., loyal although br 

'00 — Chas. Mutschler, furniture manufacturer, N^ 
panee, Ind. 

'00— Geo. D. Heilman, lawyer, Evansville, Ind. 

'00— D. A. Wasmuth, Roanoke, Ind., a bank cashier. 

'01 — Sanford Triffet, lawyer, Princeton, Ind. 

'03 — Fred S. Pumell, lawyer, at Attica, Ind., whose 
letters make us proud. 

'03 — F. M. Ingles, president, Munde Business Coll^^e. 

'04 — ^Thomas Branaman, student at Harvard. 

'05 — ^Raleigh Buzzard, with Oliver Plow Works, South 

'06— Kenneth Win^;ardner, lawyer. New York, whose 
frequent checks are evidence of his good will. 


'06— <iordon Boswell (B. L.) is taking post-graduate 
law work at Tulane University and has affiliated with Beta 

'06— George A. Paddock (B. L.) is in a law office at 

The Delta Alumni 421 

'02 — S. C Harrison is with the Qyde Steamship Co., 
Jacksonville, Fla. 

'02 — ^J. W. Warner, Jr., is taking a course in the Bellevue 
Medical College, New York City. His present address is 
129 Lexing^n ave. 

'04 — G. C. Mosely (A. B.) is principal of the Man- 
chester public schools, Manchester, Va. A recent issue 
of the Richmond Times-Despatch gave Brother Mosely 
and his school an extended write-up. 

'05 — O. T. Jones is in the real estate business in Jack- 
sonville, Fla. 

'06 — ^J. D. Causey recently sailed for Panama, where he 
will help dig the canal. 

'06— W. S. Graham is with the Norfolk & Western 
R. R. at Norfolk, Va. 

'08 — ^J. C. Carpenter and B. T. Smith are together doing 
engineering and railroad contracting work in Tennessee. 


'89 — W. A. Millis, superintendent of city schools, Craw- 
fordsville, Ind. 

'91 — O. H. Shirley, postmaster at Shools, Ind. 

'91 — E. B. Oslage, deputy city controller, Evansville, 

'93 — M. L. Grimes, telephone manager, Des Moines, la. 

'93 — Geo. A. Gamble, lawyer, Logansport, Ind. 

'93 — ^J. E. Stewart, lawyer, English, Ind. 

'93 — Bruce M. Wylie, physician. Fort Wayne, Ind. 

'94 — F. C. Stephenson, brass and bronze castings man- 
ufacturer, Marion, Ind. 

'94 — W. H. Souder, correspondent. Fort Wayne, Ind. 

424 The Rainbow 

*o5— Frank S. Elliot is with C. K Whittcn, Lynn, Mass., 
selling automobiles. 

'05 — Fred H. Abbot was in Boston during the Christmas 
season and now has returned to Houghton, Mich. 

'05 — ^Robert M. Fulsom, the other heavenly twin, is stiU 
in Boston working over by-products for the gas company. 

'05 — ^A. P. Gerry is in the North River experimental 
tunnel in New York. 

'06— George F. Hobson has left the East River tunnel 

'07 — ^A. F. Bancroft is working for the Pennsylvania 
Railroad in connection with the East River tunnel. 


'91 — "Charlie" Dickinson is president of the newly 
formed Carnegie Trust Co., New York City. 

^91 — Barney Heath, after a year's vacation, has again 
resumed his duties as principal of School District No. 17, 
BuflFalo, N. Y. 

'91 — H. B. Saunders is with the News at Buffalo, N. Y. 

'92 — "Mai" Malvern is now foreman of the machine 
department of the Elgin Watch Co. 

'92 — Robert R. Reed is general manager of the Wash- 
ington & Cannonsburg Railroad. 

'93 — ^Percy Adams is president of the Delta Tau Delta 
Alumni Association, Washington, D. C. 

'94— "Pat" Krantz visited us in the Fall. 

'95 — ^Ralph McCoy is ist Lieutenant of the 27th Infan- 
try on special duty in Cuba, reconstructing insane asylum 
at Mazora and the Girls' Reform School at Aldecoa. 

'96— C. W. Bradley is chief engineer of Northwestern 
Gas, Light & Coke Co., Chicago, 111. 

'96— "Chappie" Chapman is building a new power station 

The Delta Alumni 425 

for the electrification of the main line of the N. Y., N. 
H. & H. R. R. at Cos Cob, Conn. He is engineer in 
charge for Westinghouse, Church, Kerr & Co. Address, 
ID Bridge St., New York City. 

'97 — "Mon" Ingersoll has been re-appointed City At- 
torney at Ballard, Wash. He is secretary of the Seattle 
Alumni Chapter of Delta Tau Delta. 

'97 — "Buck" Wilson writes: "Same old game in a new 
guise (Benedict)." Good for "Buck.'* 

'98 — "Dick" McGowin is kept busy with a four-months- 
okl boy, engaged chiefly in keeping him from crying and 
teaching him the Cornell yell. 

'98 — "Dick" Rathbone also reports the arrival of a son 
in September who is in training for Cornell. 

'99 — ^"Irish" Cooley was married to Miss Spicer of 
Springfield, Ohio, December 23rd. 

'99 — "Wiley" Wakeman, following the example set by 
the class of '98, announces himself the proud father of 
a son nineteen months old, a candidate for the "fresh" 
football team of 1929. 

'99 — ^H. A. Young is moving along with the U. S. R. 
Survey and wishes us a Happy New Year from Obras 
Publicas, Camaguey, Cuba. 

'00 — ^"Bab" Babcock is now in business for himself, 
having secured the sales agency for several gasoline auto- 
mobile trucks. He is devoting his entire time to com- 
mercial motor vehicles. Address, 429 Wabash Ave., Chi- 
cago, 111. 

'01— Creorge Ferguson is in charge of the Western 
Pacific track engineering. 

'ci — "Sunrise" Dom and wife are visiting in Ithaca. 

'01 — "Judge" Fellows has returned to Fort Plain, N. 
Y., for good. 

426 The Rainbow 

'03 — "Perce" Tinan is editor of the Manila Times. 

'03 — Parker Holt has bought out Holt Bros. Co,, 
dealers in heavy hardware^ iron, and steel, and moved to 
914 Folsom street, San Francisco. 

'04 — "Bob" Dempster is leading man with Minnie Du- 
pree in "The Road To Yesterday" playing at the present 
time at Lew Fields* Theatre, New York City. He is 
making a great hit. 

'04 — "Mike" Hunt has returned from the West and is 
in New York City looking for a job. 

'05 — ^HoUey Wellman is the proud father of a baby girl 

'05 — "Tub" Warner has been transferred to the Los 
Angeles branch office of the National Emporium Lumber 
Co., Los Angeles, Cal. 

'06 — ^H. K Brinckerhoff is dealing in electric signs at 
Mount Vernon, N. Y. 

Ex-'o8 — "Rummy" Webster is attending Stevens Insti- 
tute, Hoboken, N. J. 

Ex-'o9— "Rink" McCook is reducing weight by working 
fourteen hours a day for the McQintic Marshall Con- 
struction Co. at Rankin, Pa. Address, Box 128, Wilkins- 
burg, Pa. 

Ex-'o9— "Alphy" Wood is dealing in real estate at 
Wilkesbarre, Pa. 


'01 — ^Alexander Colt has left Panama and is engaged in 
construction work in New York City. 

'02— Cards were recently received announcing the en- 
gagement of C. P. Holt and Miss Ruth Morton. 

'02 — H. S. Bonifield and J. N. Carrigan ('03) are mak- 
ing a trip East. 

Hie Delta Alumni 427 

'05 — ^H. R. Baker has returned to San Francisco. 

*05 — ^The engagement of D. P. Boothe and Miss Mar- 
garet Stewart of Berkeley was recently announced. The 
wedding is scheduled for April and Gerald Goodsell ('08) 
is to be best man. 

'd8 — C. L. Stokes is with the Southern Pacific Co. in 
Mendocino County. 


'02 — ^T. B. Young is assistant pastor at Grace Church, 
New York City. 

'03 — Floyd S. Leach is assistant pastor at the chapel 
of the Church of the Messiah, New York City. 

'q3 — ^Harry H. Smith is with Meriden Trust Co., Meri- 
den. Conn. 

'03 — R. C. Lathrop is with the Sterling Electrical Co., 
Warren, Ohio. 

'04 — A son, John McGregor Gibb, 3rd, was born to Mr. 
and Mrs. John McGregor Gibb, Jr., at Peking, China, on 
November 19, 1906. 

'04 — ^Watson Woodruff, studying at the Hartford Theo- 
logical Seminary, is assistant pastor of the South Congre- 
gational Church of New Britain, Conn. — the largest church 
in Connecticut. 

'05 — ^J. B. Eyster is studying languages in Germany. 

'05 — C. A. Russell is on the editorial staff of The Lit^ 
£rary Digest, 


'04 — ^Lee F. Warner received a promotion this Fall and 
is now full-fledged clerk of the Indian Committee, United 
States Senate. 

428 The Rainbow 

'04— Clyde W. Kelly has comt back to the States from 
Winnipeg, B. C, and is working at Duluth, Minn. 

'04 — Clair W. Fairbank resigned his position as as- 
sistant examiner in the Patent Office at Washington to 
accept one with Munn & Co., New York. 

'04 — Oliver P. Jones is now located at Tulsa, I. T. 

'04 — Sam T. Klawans has a good part this season in 
"Mrs. Temple's Telegram." 

'04 — ^Jamcs G. Shibley was married on November 28, 
1906, to Miss Mary Elsie Belt of Washington, D. C. 

'04 — Charles F. Fuller was married on November 21, 
1906, to Miss Ethel Yates Farmer of Oil City, Pa. Miss 
Farmer is a sister-in-law of Bro. Percy C. Adams, Pres- 
ident of the Washing^n Alumni Chapter, and while on a 
visit at his house met Bro. Fuller. 

'05 — R. F. Kirkman is working with Hugh McQennan^ 
contractor, with headquarters in the First National Bank 
building, Chicago. 

'06— Tom W. McNamee is practicing law at Pierre, 
S. D. 

*o6 — Dr. Wm. Hamilton Smith was married in Novem- 
ber last to Miss Katherine Martin of Washington, D. C 
He is now living in Baltimore, being in charge of the 
branch of The Art Metal Construction Co. there. 

'06 — ^Dr. Dallas G. Sutton is on the staff of the Emer- 
gency Hospital in Washington. 

'06— Dr. Ralph M. Goss is taking a course at the Post 
Graduate Medical School in New York, after which he 
will return to his home at Athens, Ga., to practice. 

'06 — Ed. L. Reed is in charge of the patent woric of H. 
A. Toulmin, Bushnell building, Springfield, Ohio. 

'06 — ^Adam M. Beeler spent part of the Christmas holi- 

The Delta Alunmi 429 

days with the chapter. He expects to move to the Coast 
soon, locating probably at Seattle. 

'06— Charles Jenkins has a position in the Department 
of Justice in Washington. 

'o6-'Phillipps C. McDtiffie is with the law firm of Tyler 
& Tyler in New York City. 


'04 — Brother Geo. A. Nicholson was married Janu- 
ary 30 to Miss EUa May Ruthrauff of Dixon, Illinois. 
They sailed from New York February i for an extended 
tour in Italy, Egypt and other foreign places of interest 
They expect to return to the United States about Decem- 
ber I. 

'05 — Brother Lee Trotter returned from Europe the first 
of February and is at present with his parents in Baldwin, 

Ex-'o9 — Brother C. E. Funston is holding down a claim 
in Western Kansas. 

Ex-'09— Brother Marvin Elliott is in the employ of the 
Santa Fe Company in Topeka, Kansas. 

Ex-'o7 — Brother W. W. Baker is in the employ of Cox- 
Blodgett Dry Goods Company of Wichita. 

Ex-'o7 — Brother Newton Qark is attending the Mis- 
souri School of Mines at Rolla, Mo. 

Ex-'o7 — Brother C. W. Holliday is working for a tele- 
phone company in Hannibal, Mo. 



Whereas, A itgret of Providence has called from the 
activities of this earth our esteemed biotber, Myron E. 
Evans, and 

Whereas, By the death of Bro. Evans, the Delta Tao 
Delta Fraternity has lost a strong member, and UpsDon 
Chapter a loyal alumnus, 

Resohed, That we, the members of Upsilon Chapter, 
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, extend our heartfelt sympathies 
to the bereaved family of our departed brother. 

And be it further resolved. That a copy of theac resdn- 
tions be placed on the minutes of this Ouster, that a copy 
be sent to the family of the deceased, and that another 
copy be sent to The Rainbow of the Delta Tau Delta Fra- 

John M. Kexb, 
David B. Taylor, 



Chapter House of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Troy, N. 
Y., February 25, 1907, 




Bro. Headland is professor of mental and moral science 
in the Pekin University, Pekin, China. He is author of the 
fc^lowii^: "Chinese Mother Goose Rhymes" and "Chinese 
Boy and Girl," both by the Fleming H. Revell Company, 
N. Y. "Chinese Heroes," Eaton & Mains, N. Y. "Our 
Little Chinese Cousin," L. C Page & Co., of Boston. He 
is now making a collection of Chinese paintings and is at 
work on a book on "The Pictorial Art of China." 



By Oscar Lewis Pond, L.L.B., Ph. D., Member of the 

Indianapolis Bak. New York, The Columbia University 


This treatise is published by the faculty of political 
science of Columbia University in its series of "Studies in 
History, Economics and Public Law." It is "a study of the 
attitude of our courts toward an increase of the ^here of 
municipal activity." A subject just now very timely and 
of interest to layman as well as lawyer. 

Both classes will consider this book an important contri- 
bution to the subject. By the legal profession it has been 
very highly commended and the author praised for hit 

482 The Rainbow 

grasp of the subject How well (he subject is covered is 
indicated by the various heads under which the treatise is 
divided. They are: The Two Capacities of Municipal 
Corporations, Construction of Municipal Charters, The Im- 
plied Powers of Municipal Corporations, What are Muni- 
cipal Purposes Within the Meaning of the Constitution, 
Exemption from Taxation of Municipal Property, Sale of 
Municipal Property Providing Public Utilities, Power to 
Grant Exclusive Franchises, Municipal Regulation of Rates 
for Public Utilities. An Introduction, Conclusion and List 
of Authorities complete the voltmie. 


Robert Browning. By Frank C. Lockwood. New 
York : Eaton & Mains. Cincinnati : Jennings & Graham. 

In this volume our author seems to have revamped and 
published a series of class-room lectures. One may not 
always agree with the statements of Browning's religious 
opinions as deduced from his poetical works. But the 
reader will find much between the covers of the book that 
will send him to a fresh reading of his Browning. If the 
book is a compilation of college lectures the subject matter 
serves its end in introducing to younger minds in an attrac- 
tive style a difficult author. 

The titles of the seven chapters will indicate the nature 
of the work. They are: The Man Browning, Browning's 
Way to Truth, The Path to God, The Human Highway, 
The Upward March of Nature, God's Message to Man, 

The Delta Authors 483 

Browning's Influence. Perhaps the average reader will 
care most for the first and last chapters. While the chapter 
devoted to a sketdi of Browning's life and environment con- 
tains nothii\g new or startling, it is interestingly written 
and produces a dear impression of the man with a fair in- 
sight into his nature. 

The last chapter, devoted to Browning^ s Influence, shows 
greater strength than any other part of the work. Several 
passages express so aptly and concisely indisputable truths 
that one finds himself re-reading them. One of the best, and 
with a truth broader than its application to Browning alone 
is : "It is utterly impossible to dissociate the substance of po- 
etry from its form. No enduring poetry — it matters not how 
sensuous or bewitching its beauty — ^lives purely because of 
its perfection of technique. Nor, on the other hand, is it 
possible for any thought, however commanding, to win 
permanent inculation in verse without some grace of ex- 
pression to commend it The explanation of this is that no 
words of haunting sweetness ever immortally knit them- 
selves into the mystic dance of verse save under the impul- 
sion of some potent truth or vital sentiment ; and conversely, 
likewise, it is impossible that there should be any thought 
of commanding value or any emotion of transcendent worth 
that will not sooner or later attract to itself, by laws as irre- 
sistible as those of light or gravitation, literary expression 
of such felicity and conjuring power as to win for it an im- 
perishable place in the souls of men." 


A new agricultural fraternity called Delta Theta 
has been founded in the Department of Agriculture of the 
Ohio State University. 

The Dartmouth chapter of D. K. E. suffered a loss of 
about $1,000.00 by the burning of the business block in 
which its chapter rooms were located. 

"The topic of discussion among fraternity men at Ken- 
tucky State is the attitude which President Patterson, Beta 
Theta Pi, has taken against fraternities. He has rtcmor 
mended to the board of trustees that fraternities, dormi- 
tories, athletics and all social features connected witii the 
college be abolished."— PAt DeHa Theta Carrespondeni, 
Kentucky State College, 

"As to fraternity gossip, it is stated on the campus that a 
fraternity of national prominence is so weakened that it if 
even without a chapter house. The past few years have seen 
some of the older fraternities at California take secondary 
place to younger fraternities." — Kappa Sigma Correspof^ 
dent, Univ. of Calif omia. 

"Iowa State College enjoys three national and any num- 
ber of local organizations. Sigma Nu, Beta Theta Pi, and 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon have become established, and are 00 
fairly friendly terms. Among the local organizations, tiie 
Noit Avrats are petitioning Delta Tau ; Blackhawks, Alpha 

The Greek World 485 

Tau Om^ia; Gamma Alphas, Kappa Sigma, and the Az- 
tecs, Phi Delta Theta." — Sigma Nu Correspondent. 

"Though the Saturday Evening Post may not be esteemed 
very highly as to its editorial department by the thinking 
public, yet it will surely be a factor in moulding public opin- 
ion against collie fraternities unless its influence is counter- 
acted in some way. And, to this end, we favor a Pan- 
Hellenic Conference at Norfolk during the Jamestown Ter- 
centenary. The public has never received anything as to 
tfie mission and practices of college fraternities except dis- 
torted conceptions from disgruntled outsiders. It seems 
an opportune time for college fraternities to have a joint 
assembly to consider matters of mutual concern." — Corres- 
pondent Kappa Alpha Journal. 

"Washington Alpha of Pi Beta Phi was installed on 
January 4. The charter was granted to the K. T. T. local, 
organized in 1901. 

"A petitioning body has been organized by several Delta 
Tau Deltas to secure a chapter from the national fraternity. 
The general sentiment of the fraternities toward new chap- 
ters is not as antagonistic as it was last year, owing to the 
rapid growth of Washington. 

"Sigma Xi, the honorary scientific society, has granted a 
chapter to a local petitioning body composed chiefly of pro- 
fessors in the science departments. The chapter will elect 
the proficient seniors of the science departments to mem- 

"Kappa Sigma has formally withdrawn from the Pan- 
Hellenic council, which has proved a failure. No inter- 
fraternity organization exists except a chapter of Theta Nu 
^psilon, which was recently denounced by The PacHic 

436 The Rainbow 

IVaue, the college weekly." — Univ. of fVcuhington Corres- 
pondent, The Caduceus. 

Some recent chartering has been: Sigma Chi, Montana; 
Phi Sigma Kappa, Williams; Sigma Nu, Syracuse; Beta 
Theta Pi, Toronto ; Phi Kappa Psi, Case ; Alpha Phi, Ne- 
braska; D. K. E., Wisconsin; Theta Delta Chi, Massa- 
chusetts Tech.; Phi Delta Theta, Toronto and South Da- 
kota; Alpha Chi Rho, Yale and Syracuse; Delta Gamma, 
California and Illinois; Kappa Sigma, Syracuse and Okla- 
homa; Zeta Tau Alpha, Texas and Southwestern; Kaj^ 
Alpha Theta, Butler and Washington; Sigma Alpha ^>6i- 
Ion, Washington, Syracuse and Indiana; Sigma Phi ^si- 
Ion, Washington and Lee, Purdue and Syracuse. 

During the ten years that Delta Tau Delta has been en- 
forcing her prohibition against T. N. E. we have never had 
occasion to regret the decided stand we took against that 
organization. We can read with interest the following com- 
munication to The Caduceus of Kappa Sigma by Mr. F. K. 
Farr, president of Kappa Sigma and one time editor of The 

"That was a neat stroke of business which a drummer for 
Burr, Patterson & Co. recently performed. While visiting 
Cumberland University in the interest of his employers, he 
initiated a number of men into Theta Nu Epsilon. One or 
more alumni were included among the candidates. After 
learning which way the wind blew, they were permitted to 
purchase T. N. E. badges. 

"Now that Theta Nu has become a mere jewelry drum- 
mer's side line, a badge-maker's graft, why should it any 
longer have serious consideration ? Its name is a mere mask 
for college follies and excesses ; there is not to be discovered 
behind it any dignified or responsible control having national 

The Greek World 487 

authority. It stands for nothing worth the attention of 
twentieth century college students. Even in those places 
where it is supposed to wield great political power, a very 
little determined resistance will undoubtedly dethrone it. 

"Those chapters of fraternities forbidding Theta Nu 
membership, whose rivals attempt to use the fact to their 
discredit, should rather glory in their enlightenment, and 
strive to spread the light." 

"On the evening of December 15, 1906, pursuant to a 
centralized movement of fraternity men at Culebra, who had 
issued a call, about twenty Greeks, representing twelve fra- 
ternities, met in the parlors of the University Qub at Panama 
and voted a "stag banquet" to take place on the evening of 
December 29th. At the initial meeting those present seemed 
entfiused with the idea of organizing and a committee was 
appointed to draft a constitution, by-laws, etc. So, in short, 
the banquet took place, the table being set for thirty plates, 
and a number of Greeks partook. A resolution was unani- 
mously adopted by those present sympathizing with the ab- 
sentees, for that feed was surely sumptuous and filled a 
vacancy — ^a vacancy that with most of us, I am obliged to 
admit, has been just a little shy on good food products for 
a period dating from the time we departed from those dear 
old States. After each fellow had succeeded in gratifyingly 
tucking a Sunday school drink or two under his belt we 
proceeded to organize. This new institution of the Isthmus 
was christened "The Pan-Hellenic Society of the Canal 
Zxmtr The object, primarily, is the promotion of social 
intercourse among its members. Membership is restricted 
to members in good standing of such Greek-letter fraterni- 
ties as are classified in "Baird's Manual" and of such pro- 
fessional frat. men as the society may decide to admit* 

438 The Rainbow 

Some kind of an insignia will be adopted soon. The fol- 
lowing officers to hold for one year were elected: Presi- 
dent, C. L. Bryan, Kappa Alpha; vice-president, L. M. 
Huntington, Alpha Tau Omega; secretary, Walter Emery, 
Phi Gamma Delta; treasurer. Dr. W. M. James, Kappa 
Alpha; governing board. Dr. Whitaker, Delta Tau Delta; 
Dr. Ridley, Nu Sigma Nu (died Jan. 6th) ; R. H. Adams, 
Delta Phi; A. B. Caruthers, Phi Delta Theta, and E. K 
Wilson, Sigma Chi. Other than those elected officers pres- 
ent at the organization of the Pan-Hellenic were the follow- 
ing : Southern Kappa Alpha, C. L. Parker, J. B. Huff, J. D. 
Davis, R. D. Coulter ; Sigma Chi, J. A. LePrince, Dr. Bray- 
ton ; Alpha Tau Omega, F. E. Porter, A. L. Bell ; Delta Tau 
Delta, F. P. Machler, J. D. Causey ; Beta Theta Pi, H. C 
Halleck; Phi Gamma Delta, H. G. Butler; Sig^ma Alpha 
Epsilon, David Shannon ; Theta Delta Chi, W. L. G. Perry ; 
Theta Delta Chi, P. M. Arango; Phi Sigma Kappa, Dr. 
Higgins ; Tau Iota Sigma, W. L. G. Perry ; Sigma Nu, Dr. 
Walter Brem ; Chi Psi, Robert Coleman ; Chi Phi, Arthur 
Richards."— TA^ Scroll. 

"Each of the eight fraternities represented at this coU^ 
received on October 24th, an invitation from the faculty 
to send one of its members to confer with them on matters 
relating to the fraternities themselves. Professors Miller 
and Wright, representing the faculty at this meeting, an- 
nounced to the fraternity delegates that the faculty had at 
last decided to recognize officially the fraternities as having 
definite relations with the college and that they had framed 
certain rules and regulations for their conduct. These rules, 
which are simple and fundamental, were subsequently 
adopted by all the fraternities. They read as follows : 

The Greek World 439 


" The rule of the faculty that, "No student shall be al- 
lowed to room or board in any hotel, or in any house or 
building, that is not occupied by a family approved by the 
faculty," is in force and will not be suspended in any par- 
ticular instance, except under conditions that give reason- 
able promise of avoiding the evils the rule was designed to 
avoid. The faculty will consider and determine whether 
these conditions exist and whether the members of a fra- 
ternity should be allowed to live in a fraternity house, when 
any fraternity, by formal request, attested by the signatures 
of its three highest officers, makes request for this privi- 
l^e, and gives satisfactory assurances that the house will 
be so conducted as to avoid scandal in the neighborhood and 
interference with the studious habits of the resident mem- 
bers. The permission must be renewed during the first term 
of each year. 

" 'The members of the fraternity who desire to live in a 
fraternity house must also make formal application to the 
faculty, but this privilege will not be granted to academy 
students, nor to any others who are not in active attendance 
in college classes. 

'"The faculty reserves the right to withdraw the per- 
mission granted to a fraternity to conduct a house, if, in 
its judgment, the evil reputation of the house requires such 
withdrawal, and in such cases the occupants must find rooms 
elsewhere, in accordance with the general rule. The facul- 
ty also reserves the right to require any occupant of a fra- 
ternity house to withdraw from it, if he exhibits a falling 
off in his college work that seems to the faculty to be due 
to his occupying a room in a fraternity house. 

" 'The faculty also furnishes the forms in which the ap- 

440 The Kainbow 

plications are to be made, requiring the fraternities to 
pledge themselves ''to provide and enforce such regulations 
as shall make the house a suitable residence for coll^;e stu- 
dents and keep it free from reasonable criticism on the part 
of the citizens of the neighborhood" and to submit to the 
faculty "the regulations already adopted for the government 
of all who may occupy rooms in the house or may frequent 
it as members of the fraternity." 

" 'In addition, every student who applies to the faculty 
for permission to occupy a room in a fraternity house is re- 
quired to pledge himself to respect the rules prescribed by 
his fraternity for the government of the house "and person- 
ally to abstain from conduct that tends to bring the house 
into disrepute in the neighborhood or that interferes with the 
proper discharge of his duties as a student." ' " — tVashing- 

The most important legislation enacted by Phi Delta 
Theta at its convention held in Washington, November 
28, 1906, is thus summarized by The Scroll: 

"Pledged men shall be known hereafter as 'phikeias,' and 
shall be introduced individually as Thikeia Williams,' etc 

"Hereafter all initiates must be not less than sixteen years 
of age. 

"Hereafter men initiated into the fraternity must supply 
themselves with badges, not later than tfiirty days after 
their initiation, and no badge will be complete without a 
shield, a sword and a chain. A combination badge will be 
permissible, but the chain must be worn with all badges, 
and on the reverse of a member's badge must aiq)ear his 
name and class or date of his initiation. 

"Hereafter no member shall receive a certificate of mem- 

lbs Gnek World 441 

benh^ unless he shall cotmmt tiie Bond to memory as well 
as pass a creditabk fraternity examination. 

"No ondeigtaduate can be an alumnus member of the 
fraternity unless he has paid dues to the f mtemity for full 
four years. 

"All official reports of the general officers to the national 
convention and the list of convention committees shall be 
printed and distributed among the general officers, the active 
chapters and alumni clubs, at least one week prior to the 

"No alumnus may represent any undergraduate chapter 
in tile national convention. This is in conformity with the 
rule that no undergraduate may represent any alumni club. 

"Dd^iates from active chapters to a national convention 
who do not remain in constant attendance at the sessions, or 
iNriho withdraw before the final session, without first obtain- 
ing the consent of the convention, shall forfeit their railroad 
&res to the fraternity treasury. 

"Former presidents of the general council are now past 
presidents of the general council, and delegates at large, and 
have a vote at all national conventions. 

"Twelve instead of seven applicants are now necessary 
when petitioning for a charter." 

In a communication to the Beta Theta Pi we find the 

following appropriate footnote to one of our Editorials in 

this number: 

''The fraternities which are spending their time strengtheniiig 
or 'cutting out* their weak chapters are becoming much stronger 
than those which are spending their time granting new charters. 
The fraternities which are growing larger, and granting charters 
somewhat promiscuously, are growing weaker; — not on account of 
the new chapters, but because the weak chapters have been neg- 

'The strengthening of the fraternity is much more important to 
its success than the growth of it, and growth does not necessarily 
mean strengthening. One weak chapter will weaken a fraternity 
more than three or four strong chapters will strengthen it" 

Coming from the source they do the following remarks 

of President Hamilton of Tufts CoU^^, an alumnus of 

Theta Delta Chi, should carry considerable weight : 

"I think I should hesitate to assume charge of any institution 
of learning in which there were no fraternities, and it is one of 
the things that gives me courage in taking up the tasks which I 
have so recently undertaken to feel that I have this element in the 
college, and that I have, particularly, this element in my brothers 
of Theta Delta Chi. It is a source of strength to the institntiofi 
and a source of power, and I am jtist as sure as I am that I stand 
here today, that Brother Start underset rather than overset the 
truth in his paper this afternoon, when he paid his tribute to the 
influence which Kappa Charge has borne in the development of 
Tufts College in the last fifty years, in taking that little institntiofi 
with its one building and its dozen or fifteen students, and making 
it an institution which stands today so high in the list, numeri- 
cally, and in every other way, of American colleges." 

The Greek Press 448 

"After reading the Jousnal's exchanges for a year, I have formed 
some general impressions of the Greek Press which may be of 
interest First, as is the case with nearly everything else in the 
fraternities, most of the active working is done by a very few men. 
The chapter secretaries write their letters— often because a letter 
is expected of them rather than because th^ have anything to say 
— and some men in the active chapters make contributions now 
and then; but most of the readable matter is furnished by the 
editors and a few steady contributors among the alumnL This^ 
it may be, is on^ what must naturally be expected. The college 
man, undergraduate or alumnus, who has ideas really worth ex- 
pressing and the literary ability to sit down and write about a subject 
so that others will care to read what he writes, is the exception. 
It is notewordiyy however, that very few of the good contributions 
come from the alumni who have distinguished themselves by their 
literary efforts. Several fraternities publish notices and reviews 
of books written by members as a regular department of their 
magazines; but the names of these authors seldom appear in their 
list of contributors. Whether this is due to the indifference of the 
authors to their fraternities or to a bashfulness which prevents the 
editors from asking them to contribute, I have not yet found out" — 
The Kappa Alpha Journal, 

Wc have frequently urged the new graduate to keep in 

close touch with his old chapter for sake of the pleasure 

and benefit he would derive from such a course. On (he 

side of duty a good summing up of the value of the new 

alumnus can be to his chapter is supplied in the following 


"It is the personal friendship and intimacy of the man of two 
years or a little more ago that gives the chapters their immediate 
guidance. Th^ are the arbitrators of questions of policy, of judg- 
ment and often of this or that brother's conception of right and 
wrong. Their range of vision is sufficiently close and yet wide 
enoogfa to perceive the personal difficulties of the individual under- 
graduate. To him they can give advice or sjrmpathy as it is required. 
In such capacity they are the true executives of Phi Kappa Psi 
For it is the younger graduate who finds time to spend an evening 

444 The Kainbow 

with the chapter and to enter into its life and problems. Bcgrond 
doubt, this is his field of labor and it is to the great credit of Fid 
Kappa Psi that seniors g^raduate merely in fomiy never in spirit 

"The lasting devotion of the yowiger alomnus to the needs and 
calls of the chapter is an ever-present example of fidelity to the 
newly initiated freshman. In remembering our own escperience, 
we recall that on our descent from the goat, there came the realiza- 
tion that these men cared more for their chapiter's welfare in pro- 
portion as outside influence tended to drag them from it Going 
still further, it is not difficult to briag back the memory of that 
thrill of pride and jpy in our fraternity that we first eiqicrienoed 
when we knew it had power to hold so closely, men mnch older 
and more experienced than we. The shield retained its nqrstic 
influence in the life of every alumnus, professional or business man. 
But the younger brothers were the men we knew; to them we 
owed our personal debts of gratitude, for th^r were the forces of 
our own lines. To the older brother does the general good of the 
chapter belong, to the portion of the younger alumnus is added the 
individual good of the members of the chapter." — Thg ShiM of Phi 
Kappa Psi. 

In a speech at the banquet of the Columbia University 
Association of Wisconsin, Prof. Rudolf Tombo, Jr., Ttps- 
trar of Columbia University, president of Theta Delta Chi 
and a former editor of The Shield, uttered some very sensi- 
ble remarks in regard to fraternity extravagance. Part of 
the speech we reproduce herewith: 

"I believe that the universities of the country should co-operate 
in phdng a limit on property owned 1^ the various fraternities 
which exist in and between them. I consider the accumulation of 
property 1^ these fraternities an evil which threatens the democracy 
of our institutions and which tends to promote snobbery. That, 
I believe, is about the worst thing which can happen to our educa- 
tional institutions. As national president of the Theta Delta Chi, 
I am obliged to visit all of the chapters in the various un ivcfiiti e s 
once a year. So, naturally, I have had ample opportunity to ascer- 
tain just what these evils are. 

"In the first place, there is a tendency to promote extravagance. 

The Ghreek Ptess 440 

A fraternity erects a new house. The following year, another fra- 
ternity builds its quarters, a trifle more expensive than the first 
The process continues until that chapter which built the first house 
is obliged to sell its quarters and find a new home if it would 
keep pace with the advancement Naturally, this tends to educate 
the members to a love of luxuries to which they never before have 
been accustomed. 

"I believe that the universities should co-operate in putting a 
Hmit on this accumulation of property. Suppose, for instance, 
the property limit was placed at $85,000. In a few years every 
chapter of any value would have quarters and grounds valued at 
that It could not appraise more, as the limit would prevent it 
So^ when a student came to an institution, he would not be dazzled 
by the glitter and various offers of elegant apartments and luxurious 
appointments. Instead, he would be better able to judge between 
the actual merits of the fraternities, and to find his level, seeking 
the class of fellows he desires to associate with during his college 
life. Under existing conditions, this is a hard matter." 

"Qosely akin to the question of membership in the high school 
societies is the question of membership in the professional fraterni- 
ties. This question has been growing larger as the professional 
fraternities have become stronger and more numerous. The writer 
bas had considerable experience in the matter of a professional f ra<^ 
temity. He was for many years Secretary of the Council of Phi 
Delta Phi and as such was its chief administrative officer and per- 
sonally organized and instituted more than half of its chapters. 
From his own experience he can say that during all of this time 
his interest in Beta Theta Pi was by no means diminished. On 
the contrary, the contact with many members of other fraternities 
who were also members of Phi Delta Phi served to broaden his 
experience in fraternity relations and to bring him much infor- 
mation which otherwise would probably never have been brought 
to surface. 

''In one or two instances, on the other hand, we have seen the 

influence of membership in a professional fraternity completely 

overshadow the influence of and loyalty to a college fraternity. The 

reason seems quite apparent. In a professional fraternity all of 

•the members are interested in one subject. And, at the time of 

446 The Rainbow 

tfadr most active membership, that subject is the most important 
thing in the world to every one of them. Now, if it occurs that 
a man is not naturally a good fraternity man and takes little or 
no interest in the general affairs of his college fraternity chapter, 
and yet at the same time is extremely anxious for professional suc- 
cess, it is readily seen that his interest in these two things would 
vary greatly and to the disadvantage of the college fraternity. 
Sudi men, however, after th^r have entered upon professional life 
often revert to their earlier fraternity connections and show much 
more interest in the college society than in the professional one. 
The reason for this is that the professional fraternity has more 
or less become a matter of business connection while the college 
fraternity retains the flavor of its association with youthful enthu- 
siasms and aspirations, and forms a more pleasant memory. 

"A point of conflict is arising, however, between the professional 
fraternities and the college fraternities on account of the attitude 
of one or two of the former. For instance. Delta Chi, one of the 
law fraternities, openly endeavors to secure men who are not 
members of the college fraternities for the purpose of having an 
undivided allegiance in their own members. This fraternity is in 
reality endeavoring to organize a college fraternity on a professional 
basis. It urges its chapters to procure and enter chapter houses 
and in all respects to conform to the life of the college fraternity 
chapter rather than to the life of the professional fraternity. It 
may thus very readily, at institutions where the college fraternities 
have long been in the habit of Initiating professional students, be- 
come a rival at such institutions of the regular chapter societies. 
Its position will be somewhat like that of Delta Upsilon a few 
years ago, which in colleges having a pronounced anti-fraternity sen- 
timent was an anti-secret society and in colleges without such sen- 
timents sought to be a member in good standing of the group of 
college fraternities."— Wm Raimond Baird, in the Beta Theta Pi. 


QV X> K X< rr A. 'T A. U 

Vol. XXX JUNE, 1907 


Purdue University 

On the eastern slope of the Alleghenies, in Hunting- 
ton County, Pennsylvania, a short distance from the 
"blue" Juniata River, a few loose stones mark the humble 
spot where October 31st, 1803, John Purdue, the founder 
and benefactor of Purdue University, was born. But 
his last resting place is far removed from the blue haze 
of his Eastern birthplace, and though 

"No gleaming shaft or granite rock. 
No sculptured pile of cold, insensate stone. 
No chiseled epitaph of empty praise 
Marks his last resting place," 
Purdue University stands as a monument to him who 
made possible the building up of an institution than 
which there is none better. 

Crowning the slope which rises, precipitously at times, 
from the historic Wabash in the very heart of that 
battle scarred region of Tippecanoe battle ground, made 
famous by Tecumseh and his band of blood-thirsty and 
treacherous braves, stands Purdue University, a triumph 
to the white man's genius, and a tribute to the progres- 
siveness of the nineteenth century. Ideally located, the 
beauty of its campus will always be augmented by the 

450 The Rainbow 

grandeur and awe inspiring power of its environs. A 
thriving university, unique in its conception, and pre- 
eminent in its field, it mocks the lanquid stream that 
rolls gently past its doors, and awakens all to the real- 
ization of what a few years of determined eflFort can 

Since the unprecedented success of Johns Hopkins 
University in the East, and of the state institutions in 
the West, it is no longer considered absolutely essential 
that a great institution of learning should measure its 
existence by centuries or even by scores of years. Pur- 
due is now well into the fourth decade of her existence,. 
and during this comparatively brief time she has accom- 
plished more than was formerly thought possible as tfie 
accomplishment of a century. 

From a mere "founding act" by the state of Indiana 
in 1869, and an ordinary gift from John Purdue and 
others, which latter statement gives no adequate idea of 
the great heart and unselfish purpose that actuated it, 
Purdue has climbed steadily and swiftly up the ladder 
of educational preeminence until now she ranks as one- 
of the greatest institutions of technical learning in 
America, guided by the unerring mind and exceptional 
genius of one man, James Henry Smart, A.M., LL.D^ 
(President, 1883-1900), who devoted his life wholly and 
impartially to his charge, and by an unswerving lo3ralty 
of purpose, secured for Purdue a sure and enduring foot- 

A few buildings, including those now known as the 
Ladies' Hall, Pharmacy Building and Purdue Hall, served 
for the first material establishment of Purdue, and to 
these, increased funds and increased reputation added, 
much in a few years. 



Purdue University 451 

Through the reputation of Prof. W. F. M. Goss» Dean 
of the Engineering Schools, and the untiring efforts of 
President Smart, Purdue gained a reputation in the rail- 
road world which now stands unrivaled by any institu- 
tion on the globe. The first locomotive testing labora- 
tory ever set up was built in connection with the Amos 
Hearilon Engineering Laboratory in 1892, and though 
the whole of the engineering laboratories was completely 
destroyed by fire four days after their dedication, they 
were very quickly rebuilt. With the completion of the 
second locomotive testing laboratory, Purdue became the 
scientific center of railroad America. But the scope of the 
institution was not narrowed by its phenomenal success in 
this direction, but rather this success caused an expan- 
sion in ideas and material equipment. The electrical 
department, though not as old as some of the others, 
advanced under the supervision of Prof. W. E. Goldsbor- 
ough (Electrical Director General of the St. Louis Ex- 
position) with such rapid strides that in 1905 it held the 
record among the electrical schools of the country for 
students graduated. 

For its two thousand undergraduate students to-day, 
Purdue also furnishes the regular curriculum in mechan- 
ical, electrical, civil, railway, sanitary and scientific engin- 
eering, courses in general science, the arts and domestic 
sciences, pharmacy and medicine. The medical school, 
located at Indianapolis, is a combine of the three medical 
schools of the state, and though debarred technically from 
becoming an integral part of Purdue at present by the 
state legislature, paid the highest tribute to the "Boil- 
ermakers" by unanimously deciding to cast their lot ir- 
revocably with "the gold and black." 

Such is the spirit that has made Purdue mighty, and 

452 The Rainbow 

will continue to bear her higher and higher in national 
repute. It has not been many years since Purdue's foot- 
ball teams held the undisputed championship of the 
West, and now, in later days, since the ascendancy of 
Michigan and Chicago, Purdue still ranks as one of the 
leaders among the "Big Nine Conference" colleges, and 
the same vigorous, healthful college spirit exists. Dr. 
T. F. Moran, for a number of years moderator of the "Big 
Nine," together with the prowess of Purdue's football, 
basketball and track teams, has added much to her ath- 
letic reputation and when the "gold and black" takes 
the field a Western record is always in danger. Though 
Purdue received a severe reverse, athletically, when her 
football squad was almost totally wiped out in the awful 
catastrophe which happened at Indianapolis, a few years 
ago, on the eve of a championship contest, when two 
trains on the Big Four came together, that unconquer- 
able spirit received no reverse, and with the new Me- 
morial Gynasium added to superb athletic field facilities, 
we shall effect great things presently. 

To revert to what Purdue is materially to-day, and to 
paint a rough and desultory picture of the "university 
on the hill," Purdue presents its estate of one hundred 
and eighty acres to the eyes of every visitor in a most 
effective way. On the university grounds are scattered 
over thirty buildings, each, in the main, representative 
of a very substantial, yet imposing, desig^. They were 
laid out in no definite form at first, but with later addi- 
tions have now grown to form a quadrangle. 

Easy slopes to the buildings, enhanced by a beauti- 
ful and well kept foreground, add much to the impres- 
siveness of the edifices themselves. The huge green- 
sward is interspersed with evergreens and hedges, hiding 

Purdue University 453 

curved or tortuous walks and gracefully sweeping gravel 
drives. Past the main gate files two straight rows of 
hard maples, along the drive, the straightness of whose 
lines is relieved by the curved evergreen guards to the 
white cement walks. Some of the buildings are hidden 
by walls of trees and covered with vines, while others 
stand boldly forward, crowning a gentle slope of lawn. 

Eliza Fowler Memorial Hall occupies the center of 
the quadrangle and its four symmetrical sides favor no 
single view. This building, besides being the auditorium 
of the university, contains the office of the president, 
and the faculty and trustee chambers. Back of the quad- 
rangle lies Stuart Field, which, besides furnishing the 
Varsity with three distinct fields, and a four-lap track, 
includes five other baseball fields, a general playground 
and tennis courts. Adjoining Stuart Field the "Old 
Gym," built among a veritable forest of pines and hem- 
locks, still serves, but its hope of future usefulness is 
doomed, for it will be supplanted by the new Memorial 
Gymnasium this Fall. 

The fraternal life of the "Boilermakers/' as exempli- 
fied by the fraternities now represented at Purdue, began 
with the installation of the local chapter of Sigma Chi 
in 1875. At this time the sentiment at the new "scientific 
and mechanical college of Indiana" was decidedly ad- 
verse to fraternities, and Sigma Chi found it no easy 
task to establish the new Delta Delta. The matter was 
hotly contested, and the faculty finally decided to dis- 
criminate against any and all secret societies, in order to 
prevent their entrance. A mandate was issued by Pres- 
ident White, enjoining any student from joining any 
fraternity during his course at the university, and re- 
quiring any man so connected previously to forsake sucK 

454 The Rainbow 

connection during his college career. A test case of 
this edict was made by the Sigs, and the matter was given 
over to the judicial powers of the state for decision. 
After the affair had finally reached the Supreme Court, 
it was decided against the university, and President 
White, realizing that he had not been sustained in his 
action by the people of Indiana, resigned from the pres- 

It was under such none-too-auspicious circumstances 
that Sigma Chi entered Purdue, and existed without a 
rival until the entrance of Kappa Sigma in 1885. After 
the installation of Kappa Sigma a period of six years 
elapsed without any other fraternity entering the field, 
but the reaction came in 1891, when Sigma Nu came in, 
followed in 1893 by Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon. A chapter of the honorary fraternity of Tau 
Beta Pi was also established in this year. With six 
fraternities the field was then well occupied, but as Pur- 
due grew, as she did wonderfully in the next twelve 
years, numerous clubs and local secret societies were 
formed, and one of these received a Phi Kappa Psi char- 
ter in 1901. The next five years saw a chapter installed 
annually, Phi Gamma Delta in 1902, Beta Theta Pi in 
1903, Alpha Tau Omega in 1904, Theta Xi and Phi 
Kappa Sigma in 1905, and Sigma Phi Epsilon in 1906, 
until there are now twelve national fraternities repre- 
sented at Purdue, besides our own, embracing a total 
membership last year of two hundred and thirty men. 
Of these twelve fraternities, the first nine (in order of 
installation) only compose the Pan-Hellenic Council, the 
latter three not having as yet been recognized. Phi 
Delta Theta stands highest among all in the number 
of college honors obtained, having twenty-five to her 





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credit. What our own chapter has accomplished in this 
regard as a club appears in the history of the club which 
has just given its all to make the "baby," Gamma 

All the fraternities at Purdue are on good terms with 
the barbs, there being no particular division between 
Greeks and Barbarians on matters that pertain to the 
student body. At present Sigma Nu and Phi Kappa 
Psi are the only fraternities owning their own houses, 
that of the latter having been but recently completed. 
Delta Tau at Purdue, while not owning her home at 
present, feels as if such were the case, as it was built 
expressly for her, and under the supervision of the erst- 
while actives of the local chapter. Several of the frater- 
nities expect to build, however, in the near future, among 
which are Phi Delta Theta and Beta Theta Pi. 

Purdue, with all her accomplishments of the past, has 
a great future before her, and we of the old gold and 
black could not be induced to exchange our lot for that 
of any university on earth, and it is the fervent hope 
of Gamma Lambda that all Deltaism may become ac- 
quainted with Purdue, her beauty, her work and her 
ideals. P. T. Sowden. 

456 The Rainbow 

Gamma Lambda's Past History 

Beginning as a conception in the minds of a number 
of Purdue men from Indianapolis, Coterie has grown 
and thrived ever since, until on the day of her new birth 
as Gamma Lambda of Delta Tau Delta, she was one of 
the representative student clubs at Purdue University. 
The successive steps which brought about this end are 
indicative of a determination which reflects nothing, if 
not credit, upon the men who launched the idea and 
instilled into their successors that same indomitable 
spirit which they themselves had manifested. Banded 
together in a semi-official way for about a year, the first 
step toward substantial organization followed a dance 
given in the Spring season of 1904. Articles of consti- 
tution were made, the name Coterie taken, all with the 
idea of perfecting a closer bond of companionship among 
the members. Social elevation and intercourse were the 
chief aims, through holding club dances. It was from 
but a natural sequence of events that a permanent hall 
was engaged, and this, with a special form of initiation, 
marked the most important move in Coterie life up to 
that time. Progress and advancement were not to be 
delayed at this point, however; rather it was that each 
successive gain acted as a stimulus for better and greater 
things. With a place in the city which the men could 
call their own ; and where those happenings, to the col- 
lege man most endearing and effectual, transpired; 
where they entertained their closest friends at dancing; 
where, on every-day occasions, they divulged to one an- 
other the many little instances of bright anticipation and 
of dark forboding; in fact, where everything which has 

Gamma Lambda's Past History 457 

most to do with a young man's existence — his college 
life — became mutual property and was discussed; with 
all of this, the men were not content to sit quietly down 
and enjoy it. 

The idea of permanent living quarters, near the col- 
lege campus, was soon a reality, and it was during the 
life there, throughout the year of 1905-06, that the gen- 
uine fraternal instinct and spirit made itself unquestion- 
ably evident. These lodgings, coupled with a substan- 
tial and increasing membership, an ever growing spirit 
of the fraternal, as well as a determination to get all 
that which is best in the life at college, led the Coterie 
men to formulate plans for the obtaining of a charter 
from the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. 

Among the then "Stray Greeks" at Purdue were three 
Delts, Mr. C. A. Scott, Beta Psi; Mr. R. T. Fatout, 
Beta Zeta; and Mr. J. O. Conville, Epsilon. Naturally, 
it was that these three men were approached, and it 
was with sufficient success to warrant the Club's believ- 
ing that such a result as the obtaining of sanction from 
the Fraternity could at least be considered as a goal. 
These three gentlemen later became members of the 
Coterie, and if any one condition did most in the inau- 
guration of a movment looking to the reaching of the 
ideal, it lay in their cooperation. Being listed, as it were, 
among the "Stray Greeks," they were interested in see- 
ing established at their alma mater, a chapter of Delta 
Tau Delta. Notwithstanding this fact, they firmly im- 
pressed the Coteries that a high standard must of needs 
be set up, and that persistent and consistent endeavors 
only would win with the national Deltas. 

Thus the campaign, which was to be a systematic one, 
was opened. A number of alumni Delts, after due con- 









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462 The Rainbow 

sideration, sustained the actions of their brothers then 
at Purdue. State chapters were next looked to, with 
the result that Butler, Wabash, followed by the other 
chapters, favored the movement. At a meeting of the 
Conference of the Northern Division, held at about this 
time, Mr. J. O. Conville presented the plan then under 
consideration. His petitioning finally resulted in the 
convention's support. The prospective Purdue Greeks 
had much for which to be thankful, as the best of stim- 
ulus had been given them. 

An idea, calculated to be the most convincing evidence 
to the Fraternity that the chapter at Purdue would be 
a substantial one, was that of the Coterie's building its 
own home. The one year's life in temporary quarters 
had been most successful and had been an unquestion- 
able criterion that the club was a firmly established body, 
well able to have its own home. It was in this partic- 
ular that the training of a technical school came into 
unique and effectual use. Messrs. Fred Orr and Irving 
Renter, then Juniors in the school of mechanical en- 
gineering, drew up plans intended to meet the ideal 
which was in the minds of the men as the best arrange- 
ment of club quarters. These plans were submitted to 
a professional architect, who made a number of minor 
alterations. The work of building the house was begun 
in May of 1906, and in November of that same year the 
occupancy of the present Delta Tau Delta house was 

The building was erected at the cost of $16,000. It is, 
in the general character of its architecture, somewhat 
after the style of a summer resort hotel. It is a frame 
structure, with "nigger head" foundation, the walls for 
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Gamma Lambda's Past History 463 

is devoted to a chapter room, the walls of the ante- 
rooms being tinted as is the main room. Besides these, 
there are the closets, a bath, furnace, and electrical en- 
gine room, in which latter is a dynamo, run by a gaso- 
line engine, furnishing the lighting for the entire house. 
Heating is done with a hot water system. 

The first floor is devoted to the library, reception room, 
dining room, with the culinary department and servants' 
quarters in the rear. The walls of the entrance room 
are tinted red; the ceilings to match. In the library 
the walls are green, and the ceiling cream color. The 
side walls are paneled in old mission, with window seats 
of the same wood, extending around three sides of the 
room. The walls and ceiling of the large reception 
room are in the college colors, old gold and black. The 
ceiling is paneled with heavy beams of the mission wood, 
studded with frosted incandescent electric light bulbs. 
The grand staircase, with its panel work and banisters, 
is of the same finish as the rooms described. The dining 
room walls are tinted, between the paneling, with olive 
green and red, the ceiling being in cream. A china closet 
is built into the wall between the two wide entrances, 
and is finished in mission style, with artistic leaded 
glass doors. The room contains five large dining tables 
of mission stained oak, with heavy chairs to match. The 
entire floor is of highly polished maple and arranged for 
holding the dances of the chapter. 

After but a few steps of the stairway, an ideal music 
room is reached. A piano and various small musical 
instruments ornament this room. Passing on up the 
stairway, a hallway, finished in mission, is entered. To 
the left on the landing is the billiard and smoking room, 
surrounded with a continuous seat box of old mission. 

464 The Rainbow 

On this second floor are the twelve study rooms, tinted 
in different colors, with window curtains to match. 
Each room is equipped with study desks and bookcases^ 
all of a dark brown finish. The chiffoniers are embedded 
in the walls, thus saving much space. At the extreme 
end of the hallway is the bathroom, furnished with 
basins, tub and shower bath. The floor of this room is 
of cement. The dormitory, occupying the third floor, 
is decidedly attractive. The sixteen beds are of iron, 
and are arranged in two rows, running east and west 
These are furnished with the latest designs in sanitary 
mattresses. Especial attention is given to the ventila- 
tion. The guest rooms have an east frontage on this 
floor and are furnished very richly, the walls in one 
room being tinted in lilac and straw; in the other, blue 
and white. 

Those systematic methods which had characterized 
the club organization throughout, again made them- 
selves evident in the matter of equipping the house. Al- 
though Coterie men had graduated, and gone from the 
immediate atmosphere of the club, their membership in 
no way ceased, nor did their interest flag. This has 
been attested to in many instances, and particularly in 
the case of alumni assistance in the supplying of the 
silver for the dining room. The house furniture was 
bought by a general club fund. As a matter of Greek 
statistics at Purdue, it is interesting to note that of the 
twelve fraternity chapters at the university, only one 
has its own building, and, with the installation of Delta 
Tau Delta, Gamma Lambda enjoyed the distinction of 
being the second to live in a home, built especially for 

Fraternity life at Purdue has thrived only under some 

Gamma Lambda's Past History 465 

restrictions which have retarded rather than aided. En- 
tering the university in 1875, under unfavorable condi- 
tions, Greek fraternity organizations have been sub- 
jected to a more or less rigid scrutiny, until in 1904 a 
set of prescribed rulings were made which must bear 
the signature of every man of a chapter before it is 
officially recognized as such. These rulings are a safe- 
guard, assuring faculty policy, looking toward mutual 
benefit and protection, rather than any intimation of an 
existing enmity toward the Greeks. As a club, the 
Coterie did not come under these rulings, but as Delta 
Tau Delta she enters the group which lives under re- 
strictions to the following effect: No meetings of a 
secret fraternity nature are to be held upon the campus ; 
first-year men are not allowed to join fraternities unfil 
after April of that year, and are not allowed to live in 
the house until the second year; all houses occupied 
by fraternities are subject to the faculty regulation, as 
are the social functions. 

There is a condition at Purdue which is of no little 
pride to the entire student community. It is in the fact 
that the so-called barbs and the fraternity men are on 
nothing but the most friendly terms, both individually 
and collectively. In the contests for college honors, fra- 
ternity and non-fratemity men are evenly successful. 
That the non-fratemity men hold a large share of these 
honors is demonstrated in the case of the Coterie men, 
who now hold three of the six elected editorships on the 
daily paper, three on the staffs of the year books, one 
on the staff of the engineering annual, various class of- 
fices, the secretaryship of the student council, a repre- 
sentation in both varsity and class athletics, as well as 
memberships in the literary and engineering societies. 

466 The Rainbow 

and other student organizations, such as the orchestra 
and the band. 

During the entire time of petitioning the Coterie men 
have received most substantial assistance and encour- 
agement from a number of alumni Delts of Lafayette. 
Their interest in the club has been a constantly increas- 
ing one and in the matter of advice and suggestion their 
aid has been of the most effectual sort. Not alone in 
the way of suggestion, but in taking hold and pushing 
parts of the proceeding^, as the club men were not in 
positions to handle, they have done much. During the 
most prosperous time of the life of Coterie — that period 
during which it has enjoyed life in its own home — ^the 
club has had the great pleasure and privilege of enter- 
taining a number of Deltas, among whom were several 
members of the Arch Chapter. 

The men have become so closely knitted together as 
parts of a club, so mutually acquainted and understood 
by one another, have enjoyed a life in their own home 
for seven months, that they leave the life for one sur- 
passed only by that best of ideals, the bonds of Delta 
Tau Delta. 

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Installation Gamma Lambda 

After more than ten years of persistent effort, Delta 
Tau has at last dipped its colors to Purdue and is now 
enrolled on its roster of Greek life. The installation of 
Gamma Lambda chapter took place on the afternoon of 
April 20, at 4 o'clock, at Delta Tau Delta house, which 
lowered its Coterie club colors to assume the honors 
that go with all that is good in the Brotherhood of the 
Purple, White and Gold. 

When the arch chapter members arrived, consisting of 
Stuart Maclean, Ritualist; F. F. Rogers, Editor of The 
Rainbow; Thomas B. Buell, President of the Northern 
Division, and President Wieland of Chicago, they found 
all in readiness for the work. The old Coterie boys, 
through Bros. Scott, Fatout and Phillips, had prepared 
the new chapter room for the work, and this feature of 
the installation proved as much of a surprise to them 
as any feature of the day. When Ritualist Maclean 
visited the chapter room, he was more than surprised 
at the completeness of the room devoted to the work, 
and, like President Wieland, was loud in his praises 
at the preparations the Coterie boys had made through 
their alumni Delts to receive them. 

The entire day up to the hour of conferring the degree 
Icept the various reception committees busy in meeting 
all the Delts that came from all over the state and from 
a distance to attend the event. Every chapter in the 
state was represented by large delegations; for the out- 
side chapters the Illinois University sent the largest rep- 
resentation, having twenty-four of their number in the 
"big crowd. The University of Chicago, Armour Insti- 

468 The Rainbow 

tute, and Northwestern were there in all their good fel- 
lowship, and what they lacked in numbers was more 
than made up in their wild enthusiasm. Wisconsin and 
many of the other chapters were also present The 
alumni association boys were also present from the Illi- 
nois and Indianapolis associations, so that by the time 
the National President, Dr. Frank Wieland, arrived, 
there were one hundred and thirty-two royal Delts pres- 
ent to extend him a brother's greeting, and it was ex- 
tended in good "old hoosier and sucker style" when 
the relator of many medical stories reached the door 
of Gamma Lambda's chapter hall. 

When the hour of the installation arrived, all merri- 
ment gave way to business, and Delts repaired to the 
room set aside for the services. The work was con- 
ducted under the immediate supervision of Ritualist Mac- 
lean, assisted by Thomas Buell and L. M. Tobin, of the 
University of Illinois. The work required about two 
hours and was conducted without a hitch. The electri- 
cal effects in the arrangement of lights and the various 
charges were most beautifully given. The final charge 
that gives promise of becoming an additional part of 
future ritualistic work was one of the most impressive 
charges ever delivered, and created not only a lasting^ 
impression on the candidates, but on Delts as well. Pos- 
sibly this can be better illustrated by one of the candi- 
date's words to Bro. Phillips after the work was com- 
pleted, when, responding to the greeting, he said: "I 
have only one regret to express, and that is that the 
work was so grand I wish my dear old mother could 
have witnessed her son taking it." Ah, Delts, if Delta- 
ism ever gained a grander tribute, the writer has his 
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Installation Gamma Lambda 469 

the square badge to see it. May there be similar trib- 
utes of a grand old Delta love in every chapter of Delta 
Tau Delta. If Bro. Maclean ever gained a tribute to 
his career of a ritualist, this ought to be a golden diadem 
in his badge of exceptional worth. For, remember, 
motherhood comes next to divinity. 

The degree was conferred upon the following mem- 
bers of the Coterie club, both alumni and active, several 
of whom came from far off Dakota and Arkansas to take 
the degree: 

Alumni — Lynn O. Knowlton, Indianapolis; Frank C. 
Banta, Franklin; Henry G. Hoss, Indianapolis; Joel H. 
Barlow, Indianapolis ; Walter C. Pauli, Little Rock, Ark. ; 
Roger T. Taylor, Fargo, N. D. ; Michael M. Sheedy, Al- 
toona. Pa.; Walter R. Roof, Chicago, 111.; Harry C. 
Coppock, Indianapolis; Clyde E. Winegardner, New 
York; Prentiss L. Hans, New Albany; John H. Green, 
North Vernon; Charles Edie Smith, Butler, Pa. 

Seniors — Wallace W. Southard, Frankfort; Irving J. 
Renter, Indianapolis; Frank A. Woodworth, Lima, O.; 
Fred B. Orr, Indianapolis; Park T. Sowden, Burlington, 
la.; Albert A. Rieth, Goshen; Lewis D. Hiner, West 
Lafayette; Francis E. Lister, Galveston, Tex. 

Juniors — Raymond B. Best, New Albany; Christian 
H. Witmer, Niagara Falls, N. Y. ; Samuel R. Andrews, 
Garrett; M. Bruce Bogarte, Valparaiso; Woodson C» 
Immel, Goshen; Fred D. Ruh, Rochester; Clyde L» 
Wise, Rochester. 

Sophomores — ^Walter F. Baehrens, Canton, O. ; E. 
Ralph Harris, Lykens, Pa.; Karl J. Lamcool, Danville, 
111.; William J. Gillilan, Thomtown; H. Verne Weed, 
Lake Odessa, Mich. 

Freshmen — ^Walter L. Brant, Indianapolis; Ralph J. 

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Bauereisen, Chicago, 111.; Fred H. Mott^ Hammond; 
Lawrence C. Fuller, Kalamazoo, Mich.; William R. 
Schoonover, Argos ; Harold P. Bray, Mobile, Ala. ; Ralph 
McNalley, Canton, O. 

At the conclusion of the work, all the visiting Deltas 
and their newly-made brethren passed from the chap- 
ter room to the sidewalk in front of the spacious chap- 
ter house, where the fraternity flag raising took place. 
It was an inspiring sight to witness the banner of the 
Coterie of so many pleasant experiences dip its colors 
of red and golden yellow to the ensign of the Purple, 
White and Gold of Delta Tau. The honor of raising 
the Fraternity flag was allotted to President Wieland, 
and as the banner christened by vows of faithfulness by 
the newly-made Delts was raised, good old Delt songs 
rent the air. As if a tribute to Division President Thom- 
as B. Buell, when the standard of Deltaism reached the 
pinnacle of the staff, the Northern breeze caught its 
folds as it gracefully unfolded and responded to the 
breeze, revealing the Fraternity emblems of the white 
stars and crescent upon its field of royal purple, a wild 
shout rent the air that lasted several minutes, closing 
with nine rahs for President Wieland and the Arch Chap- 

The event closed with the grand banquet at the Hotel 
Lahr in the evening at 8.30 o'clock. The spacious din- 
ing room of the hotel presented a beautiful picture in its 
gay decorations. The arch chapter members entered 
last, taking their seats at the toastmaster's table on the 
west, facing east. Dr. Frank Wieland was the toast- 
master, on his left sat Stuart Maclean and Sherman Ar- 
ter, on his right Thomas B. Buell, F. F. Rogers, James 

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Boyle and Park Sowden, the latter to respond to the 
Coterie toast "Gamma Lambda's Ambition." 

During the "gitten into" of the splendid menu the 
boys broke out into good old Delta enthusiasm, in which 
the boys of the University of Illinois took the lead. The 
starting of all their stunts fell to the freshmen, and a 
lively, jolly gang were they. They certainly set the pace 
for others to follow. All the other colleges "butted in," 
and if they were smaller in numbers, they were no less 

The toast list was composed of the following re- 
sponses : "Delta Alpha Kappa," Stuart Maclean, of Cleve- 
land, O.; "The Pansy Miracle," F. F. Rogers, Editor 
Rainbow, Toronto, Canada; "Does It Pay?" James 
Boyle, of Indianapolis; "The Kamea," Sherman Arter, 
Cleveland, O.; "Gamma Lambda's Ambition," Park 
Sowden, of Gamma Lambda. The toasts were inter- 
spersed with those famous stories that have made Pres- 
ident Wieland famous the Fraternity over, and an im- 
promptu greeting by Hervey B. Fatout, Beta Beta, '71, 
of Indianapolis, the oldest Delta present. Morris W. 
Phillips, of the Lafayette Morning Journal, chapter Mu, 
'72, at Wabash, at that time, and who is now adopted 6y 
Beta Psi of that traditional Presbyterian school, was 
presented with a diamond jeweled pin as a gift from 
the Coterie boys in honor of their entry into Deltaism. 
Bro. Phillips, in accepting the pin, paid a tribute to the 
worth of the new Delta brothers, and, on taking his seat, 
turned the honor of placing the pin upon his person to 
Beta Psi, the chapter of his adoption. The event closed 
with an old-time Delt walk-around, led by Bro. Tobin, 
of Illinois University. 

The weather gave an ideal day for the work. It is 


472 The Sainbow 

doubtful if the occasion could have been improved upon, 
so faithfully had Bros. Chester Scott and Ray Fatout 
done their work. It was a grand day for Deltaism in 
Indiana. The visitors, as well as the Arch Chapter 
members, were loud in their expressions of praise, and 
all say it was the largest attended installation of a single 
chapter in the history of the Fraternity. 

Gamma Lambda greatly appreciates the compliment 
extended by her Fraternity brothers, and the many kind 
messages of congratulation received by mail and wire, 
and in making her bow to her Fraternity brothers, she 
extends the hand of hospitality to all who come this 
way, for whom the latch string will always be found 
hanging on the outside with a royal Delt greeting await- 
ing within. Come see us all, ye good fellows with 
the grip. M. W. Phillips. 

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What You Will Find at Chicago 

Early in the year it was thought that a Karnea attend- 
ance of five hundred, while possible, was only to be at- 
tained by the most extensive and forceful advertising of 
Chicago's attractions. A few weeks later, after bulletins 
began to come in from outside, members of the Karnea 
Committee spoke of five hundred and fifty as a good 
number for Delt purposes. Now, when the Chicago 
Delts get together and compare notes on the glad tidings 
coming in from all over the country, even the conserva- 
tive brothers shout, "Six hundred, sure!" 

Among the chief reasons why all these Delts are com- 
ing to Chicago in August is to meet the founders of the 
Fraternity. It seems certain now that all of these seven 
men, whose names are revered by every loyal Delt, will 
come to Chicago to see how well the work they began 
has prospered. Bro. Cunningham is coming all the way 
from the Pacific coast, and Bro. Earle will be here from 
Oklahoma. Bro. Hunt, whose splendid speech in New 
York will never be forgotten by those who heard him, 
will be on the special train which, piloted by "King'* 
Maas and Will McKay, will bring the New York alumni 
to Chicago. The others, too, Lowe, Tarr, Johnson and 

474 The 

Alfred, will be found among the crowd when the thirty- 
ninth Karnea begins. 

There will be plenty of other Delt celebrities on hand 
for upper-classmen to point out to wondering freshmen. 
New York will send "King" Maas, Leonard Snider, Hille- 
gas, the celebrated "spiel-meister" of the New York Kar- 
nea; Hodgdon, Wells, Will McKay, Kilpatrick, Alvan 
Duerr and many others. "Sunny Jim" Wakefidd and 
"Dave" Holbrook will lead the Pittsburg coiitingent, 
"Sherm" Arter and Stuart Maclean the Clevelanders» and 
Gaylord the Bostonians. Stuart Chisholm and Bonifield 
have been canvassing San Francisco for the past two 
years and will bring all the Delt luminaries of that 
metropolis. "Joe" Selden, the new Southern Division 
President and "Jake" Armistead will round up all the big 
men from the South and bring them to Chicago. Then, 
too, there will be Frank Rogers, Presidents Hughes of 
Depauw and Babcock of Arizona, "Tom" Buell, Henry 
T. Briick, "Champ" Clark, John BoUrd, "Jack" Kind. 
and Harry Hewitt. Not to mention our own Chicago 
moguls, of whom there are several. 

It would be manifestly discourteous to all these digni- 
taries not to provide entertainment worthy of them, and 
of a Delt Karnea. This will be done properly. Modesty 
prevents our telling just how badly all former records 
for pomp and circumstance will be punished. Besides, 
everybody knows what the program will be: chapter 
reunions Monday, preceding a mammoth inaugural re- 
ception in the evening at the Congress Hotel; moonlight 
lake trip Tuesday on that magnificent steamer, the 
"Theodore Roosevelt;" banquet Wednesday in the new 
$250,000 banqueting-hall of the Congress; and a fare- 
well reunion Thursday night at the White City, that 

Northwestern Universily 

Kamea Notes 475 

modern fairy land made famous by "Mike" Tobin in the 
last Rainbow. These are the "headliners" ; other in- 
formal entertainments will be provided for the guests 
according to their individual tastes. 

Even if the Kamea were not in session, Chicago would 
be an ideal place to spend a week in August. The cli- 
mate comes about as near perfection as the Weather 
Bureau allows. Imagine perfectly clear weather every 
day, with the temperature not over seventy, and refresh- 
ingly cool breezes in the evening, chilled just enough by 
three hundred miles of Lake Michigan — that is Chicago 
in August. Many of the theatres run all Summer with 
attractive shows; the Summer-gardens, White City, 
Sans Souci and Riverview Park, with their thousand and 
one allurements, will remind you of that memorable Delt 
invasion of Coney Island at the last Karnea. And there 
are plenty of other sights to see in the brief intervals 
between events on the official program. We have two 
and a half million people in Chicago and every one is 
looking forward to helping the Delt visitors enjoy them- 

A novel and very important feature of the Karnea 
will be the chapter reunions on "Karnea Monday," Au- 
gust 26th. This innovation will not only benefit the 
individual chapters by bringing all their representatives 
together, but will increase the Karnea attendance by at- 
tracting many who might not otherwise come. Among 
the chapters whose Chicago alumni are already arrang- 
ing reunion suppers or luncheons are Northwestern Uni- 
versity, University of Illinois, Armour Institute, Uni- 
versity of Iowa, University of Chicago and University 
of Wisconsin. Other chapters will undoubtedly see the 
value of the idea and have reunions. All Delts from 

476 The Rainbow 

southern chapters will meet at the Grand Pacific Hotel, 
on "Karnea Monday," for a "reunion supper" and will 
have a good opportunity to g^t acquainted with the new 
President of the Southern Division, Bro. Selden of Sewanee. 

Perhaps the largest "rushing stunt" ever carried out 
by any fraternity is planned for Tuesday night, of Kar- 
nea week, when all chapters having pledged men or 
"prospectives" are invited to bring them along for the 
lake trip on the "Theodore Roosevelt." With half a 
thousand Delts to help entertain them, the guests ought 
to be well taken care of. Any chapter considering Chi- 
cago men may find this plan of considerable value to 

The Karnea Committee is arranging with the hotels 
for accommodations at reduced rates. Besides the Con- 
gress, which will be Karnea headquarters, there are num- 
erous other hotels within a few blocks. It might be 
relevant to mention that Chicago hotels do not try to 
carry on a hold-up industry paying twenty per cent, divi- 
dends, so that visitors frequently leave town with cash 
on hand. Information concerning hotel accommodations, 
reduced railroad rates or any other details can be ob- 
tained from the chairman of the Karnea Committee, 
Harry Van Petten, 309 Michigan avenue, Chicago, or 
the secretary, George Paddock, 1521 Windsor avenue, 

"Twelfthy and lastly, my brethren," remember that 
four hundred Chicago Delts are guaranteeing that you 
and dull care will be total strangers during Karnea week. 
Remember that this Karnea will be the high water mark 
in fraternity conventions. "Imperial Chicago calls" — 
are you coming? 

George Paimx)ck. 

Kamea Notes 477 

What the Karnca Will Do 

A great deal of important business will be transacted 
by the Thirty-ninth Karnea. The question of restriction 
of wearing of the badge, and uniformity of all badges 
will be brought up. These topics were discussed at all 
the division conferences and will take up a good deal of 
the Kamea's time. 

For the first time, Karnea reports will be heard from 
the baby chapters, Nu and Gamma Lambda. The offi- 
cers who will direct the Fraternity's progress until 1909 
will be chosen. Then the location of the 1909 Karnea 
must be decided upon. It looks now as though Pittsburg 
will draw the prize. 

Much of the most important work will be done at the 
opening session of the Kamea and no delegate can afford 
to miss the first roll-call. There will be something doing 
right from the start. 

Who Gets the Pennant? 

Competition for the honor of having the best represen- 
tation at the Karnea is getting fiercer every day. The 
Kamea Committee has decided to award a large Delta 
Tau Delta pennant instead of first place in the Walk 
Around to the successful chapter. This banner will be 
especially manufactured for the purpose and would look 
rather fine on your walls. Yes? 

The paragraph in the last War Whoop to the effect that 
Omicron chapter would make all the others go some in 
this contest was greeted with gruff hoots of disdain at a 
recent gathering of local Wisconsin alumni. Those pres- 
ent stated that Beta Gamma would be there with every 

478 The Rainbow 

active, all alumni of the last five years and most of those 
further back. 

In the meantime crafty intriguers like "Mike" Tobin, 
'Tort" Arthur and "Bert" Hull are planning a Beta Up- 
silon dinner which will bring out every Illinois Delt on 
"Shylock" Nelson's visiting list, which is all there arc. 

Right here we want to state that all chapters start 
even in this pennant race. No chapter will have to carry 
extra weight on account of distance from Chicago. The 
decision will be made by an impartial committee, who 
will take all the circumstances into consideration. Last 
time, in New York, one of the two winners was the San 
Francisco Alumni Chapter, coming three thousand 

Karnea Program 

MONDAY, AUGUST 26— Arch Chapter meetings all 
day. Reception for visiting Deltas at night given by 
Chicago, Armour and Northwestern chapters. Reunions 
will be held by many of the chapters before the opening 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27— Opening sessions of the 
Karnea. Moonlight lake trip on the steamer 'Theodore 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28— Two sessions of the 
Karnea. Karnea banquet at the Congress Hotel. 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29— Closing sessions of the 
Karnea. Farewell reunion at the White City. 

The Chicago, Armour and Northwestern chapters will 
keep open house during Karnea week. 

University of Chicago 

Kamea Notes 479 

New York Will Be There 

Not a dozen, not fifty, but a whole train load (and it 
takes one hundred for a special train) is the promise 
the Eastern brothers are making. Committees are al- 
ready appointed, and all the time the New Yorkers can 
spare from talking about Col. Curtis they are spending 
with the railroad agents arranging for the transportation 
of the largest and most enthusiastic bunch of Delts that 
ever made a trip together. Of course the actives of New 
England and Eastern Pennsylvania chapters will join 
this crowd, as will many alumni from Boston, Philadel- 
phia, and other Eastern cities. 

The hosts of the 1905 Kamea mean to give their guests 
a chance to entertain them and they are coming to Chi- 
cago to be pleased. 

Division Meetings 

All Delts who are not attending chapter reunions Mon- 
day evening should look up their Division headquarters. 
The Southern Division has announced a grand "get-to- 
gether" of all Southern chapters at the Grand Pacific 
Hotel at 6.00 p. m., Monday, August 26th. The new 
president of the Southern Division has promised a record 
breaking crowd of Delts from the South, and this event 
will probably bring together more of them than any other 
meeting of the Kamea. Southern Delts should surely 
be in Chicago in time for this. 

The New York crowd with Bro. Wells, the Eastern 
Division president in the party, will expect to see all 
Eastern Delts sometime during Monday. It has not 
been definitely decided yet just when the Eastern Special 
will leave New York, and so announcement of Monday 
meetings cannot be made. 

480 The Kainbow 

Chapter Reunions 

BETA UPSILON will hold a reunion dinner Monday, 
August 26th at 6 p. m. It will be the greatest "Get-to- 
gether" ever held by the Delts from the University of 
Illinois. No Beta Upsilon man who can possibly get to 
Chicago in time should miss it. For further particulars 
write to the chapter. 

BETA PI will get together at 1 p. m.» Monday, August 
26th, the place of meeting to be announced later in the 
War Whoop. Members from every class sinee Beta Pi 
was established will be present A large majority of the 
initiates of the chapter are expected. 

BETA GAMMA has set the hour of 6.30 p. m.p Mon- 
day, August 26th, as the time when every member of 
that chapter is expected to join in the greatest reunion 
the chapter has every held. All Wisconsin Delts should 
notify A. H. Lueders, 500 Ashland Blvd., ChicagOf if 
they can be there. Meeting place will be announced 

Northwestern University 

Lost! ''A Frat Man'' 481 

Lost! "A Frat Man'' 

Knowing that this issue of The Rainbow will reach 
most of the active chapters just about Commencement 
time, I am tempted to put in a word, which, while it 
may appear to be a "reading" advertisement for The 
Rainbow, is intended to be a timely suggestion to those 
members of active chapters who have themselves re- 
solved to be active members of Delta Tau Delta after 
they have been graduated as well as before, and who 
would help their less serious brothers to see that a man's 
"Frat" is something more than a makeshift for a club, 
and that his Greek-letter affiliations, formed in college, 
may help him in the social and business world. 

I do not believe any man joins our Fraternity with 
the intention of making it his home during his college 
course and dropping it completely and finally when his 
bachelor's degree is handed him. But, while the inten- 
tions of the average initiate are not negative on this 
I>oint, still in many instances they are not affirmative, 
and the distractions of the new life soon drive out the 
interest in the old associations. Graduation from college 
too often means graduation from the Fraternity, and 
as we sit in the audience and see our brother step up 
proudly for his sheepskin, the cry comes to our lips, 
"'Lost! 'A Frat Man.'" 

Now, I say to you lower class men, these same Seniors 
made you fraternity men, and they have guided you in 
many ways. The time is now at hand when you may 
return the kindness. It lies with you to keep them 
in line. Don't forget it. DO IT NOW. If there are 
any "frat men" lost this year or next, it is because you 

482 The Rainbow 

did not take the proper steps to retain their interest in 
the old Chapter and in the Fraternity. 

With his attention centered on his business or pro- 
fession, and coming into contact with members of his 
fraternity seldom, if at all, it is not to be wondered that 
the graduate loses interest and forgets that he is still 
a Greek. The activity of the Alumni chapters in Delta 
Tau Delta has brought many a wanderer back into the 
ranks. But the man who is located where there is 
neither active or alumni chapter must have some means 
of keeping in touch with fraternity affairs. This is 
given him in The Rainbow, and if, as is often the case, 
he forgets even the means of communication, he should 
be reminded of it by his chapter. There is not a chapter 
in the Fraternity that has not some plan, more or less 
clearly defined, for a house, or for new furnishings, and 
there are many schemes laid to catch the festive alum- 
nus, and extract dollars from his clothes. It seems 
superfluous to remark that these plans would be fur- 
thered by keeping the entire body of alumni members in 
constant touch with affairs through the pages of the 
official publication. It is a clear case of helping others 
by helping yourselves. The time to see about this is 
before the Seniors leave the chapter. 

The editor of a very successful fraternity magazine 
said to me the other day that he favored the enactment 
of a law in his fraternity making it compulsory for every 
initiate to pay for five years subscription to their official 
organ. "If a man retains his interest in the Fraternity 
for a year after graduation/' he argued, 'Tie will prob- 
ably ,care to continue it indefinitely. The five-year sub- 
scription, collected from the freshman, would cover the 
undergraduate period, and one year more. If a man left 

Lostf'AFratMan" 483 

college before the end of his course, thus losing so many 
years of active fraternity life, he would still be kept in 
touch with his chapter and with fraternity and college 
affairs by the regular calls of the magazine/' Whether 
by law or by persuasion, it is certainly time that there 
should be more serious attention paid to this vital 

There are not many "luke-warm" alumni. I have 
met many members of Delta Tau Delta, and few of 
them belong in that class. Their apathy is due gener- 
ally to preoccupation, and they are always glad of the 
diversion that comes with conversation of the old days. 
A young man was canvassing the members of Delta Tau 
Delta in New York City and vicinity, recently, for a cer- 
tain publication, and he told me that the busiest of our 
brothers seemed to be glad to talk to him of their mem- 
bership in Delta Tau Delta. If this young man, who is 
not a Greek, found this canvass pleasant and interesting, 
how much more so should it be to undergraduates who 
might start out to reclaim some of the several thousands 
of "lost" brothers scattered about the country. A mem^ 
ber of the New York Alumni Chapter told me the other 
day that he had moved from the city and intended resign- 
ing his membership in the Chapter, but that he wanted 
to continue to pay for The Rainbow, as he could not 
get along without it. 

I look forward to the time when Commencement Day 
will record no lost "frat men," when a large majority 
of the initiates of Delta Tau Delta will consider so seri- 
ously their obligations, and will grow so into the spirit 
of the Fraternity while undergraduates, that they will 
consider it an essential element in their lives, and, going 


The Rainbow 

forth into the activities of business, will eagerly avail 
themselves of every opportunity to assist in making 
Delta Tau Delta the great fraternal body for freshman 
and graduate alike, which it was intended by its founders 
it should be. 

W. L. McKay. 

VOLUME thirty-one of The 
Rainbow will begin with the 
next November issue. It is 
needless to say that it will be worth 
the price. It seems to be necessary 
to say, however, that the price 
should be forthcoming as early as 
possible, for it is not the policy of 
the Management to send more than 
one issue beyond the last paid for. 
Alumni treasurers should collect 
from the members of their respec- 
tive chapters for this volume early 
in the Fall, or send list of those for 
whom payment will be made later. 
See advertisement on inside front 

The Origin of ""Whoop-la'* 485 

The Origin of "Whoop-la'' 

It seemed strange to me, visiting the Chicago alumni 
during the Fall of 1906, to hear the "Whoop-la" yell, re- 
ferred to as "Alpha's yell" ; and it took me so by surprise 
that before I realized it I found myself on my feet vigor- 
ously asserting the proprietorship of this particular yell 
for Beta Theta. 

The doubt of some of those present rather unnerved 
me, because there were several who protested most posi- 
tively that it was Alpha's yell, that Alpha wrote it, that 
it had always been known as Alpha's yell, that it was 
absurd to ascribe so recent a date to it as 1894 or 1895, 
and so on. Early this year, visiting Alpha, I heard it 
suggested that other people were claiming Alpha's yell, 
and it seemed to be the sense of the chapter that due pub- 
licity should be given to the fact that "Whoop-la" was 
Alpha's, was written by Alpha, and, therefore, belonged 
to Alpha. Some of the brothers present, I think, enjoyed 
my momentary embarrassment, but I took occasion to say 
that I, too, thought that due credit should be given what- 
ever chapter had really been responsible for the good old 
Indian whoop. 

There the matter rested for a time. It seemed, how- 
ever, that this was as good a time as any to make investi- 
gations, not that it was a matter of great import to the 
chapter having originated the yell, but principally in the 
interests of history. I now wish to lay before the Fra- 
ternity the results of this inquiry, together with some docu- 
mentary evidence. 

1. While at Sewanee in 1894 and 1895, my recollection 

486 The Rainbow 

is that one of the Fraternity's then editor^ issued a call 
for the various chapters to send in their chapter yells 
for publication. A member of Beta Theta at that time, 
Bro. Henry Cooledge Semple, of Louisville, Ky., showed 
us several days later a yell which he had composed, which, 
as I recall it, was identical with the now well-known 
"Whoop-la." The chapter tried it the next meeting night, 
and voted it a huge success. It has, of course, been in 
use at Sewanee ever since that evening. 

2. Bro. Jose M. Selden, now president of the Southern 
Division, was also a member of Beta Theta at that time. 
He tells me that he distinctly remembers Bro. Semple's 
writing the yell, and adds that it is the one now in gen- 
eral use. 

3. Other members of Beta Theta at that time confirm 
these recollections. 

4. By chance, I recently had the pleasure of unexpectedly 
meeting Bro. Semple face to face. I asked him point- 
blank about his authorship. He replied that he did write 
it, and went on to say that nothing had given him as 
much delight as, when visiting a chapter of the middle 
west several years after leaving Sewanee, to hear that 
yell given. "It made me feel," he said, "that after all 
I had managed to do something that lived in the Frater- 

5. Finally, the doctmientary and apparently final sub- 
stantiation of Beta Theta's claim is to be found in our 
official publication, Vol. VII, No. 2, November, 1894, page 
4, from which I quote: 

"From a number of yells sent him, the editor has chosen 
for publication the following, which is the whoop of Beta 

The Origin of '*Whoop-la" 48T 

"Whoop-la, whoop-la, whoop-la-ree, 
Heap good Chapter, D. T. D.; 
Delta Tau, Delta Tau, 
Every Delta loves his squaw; 
Tom-a-hawk and much pappoose. 
Heap big Injuns just turned loose; 
Whoop-la, whoop-la, whoop-la-ree. 
Heap good Qiapter, D. T. D. 

"And then comes an Indian war-whoop." 

This would seem conclusive. 

On the other hand. Beta Theta feels honored that her 
yell should have been so warmly received through the 
Fraternity. She has long since ceased to regard it as 
any private property, and, if Alpha will continue to use 
it in cotmection with her famous Choctaw work, Beta 
Theta will be gratified to think that she has been able to 
contribute something to the atmosphere of the beautiful 
old degree, already so rich in history and tradition. 

Incidentally, I may add that the same request for chap- 
ter yells for publication resulted in the discovery of our 
other and more truly national yell, ''Rah, rah. Delta,'' 
submitted about the same time (see Vol. VII, No. 3, page 
2), by Beta Pi. 

I must repeat that this statement is issued not so much 
in behalf of the glory of any particular chapter as in the 
interests of historical accuracy. The confusion which has 
arisen in connection with the history of our early days, 
which is being partially cleared away through the untiring 
efforts of Bro. Bruck, shows how easy it is for facts to 
become obscure. Stuart Maclean. 

4S8 The Rainbow 

A Valedictory 

A young lady came into my office not long since, a 
fraternity girl, and among other things she asked, ''Who 
is the president of your fraternity now. Dr. Wieland?" 
I guiltily confessed that that honor was still mine, and 
she replied, "My, but you have held that job a long 
time, haven't you?" No doubt the innocent rebuke was 
well deserved. 

In the past six years there has been scarcely a Rain- 
bow in which I have not had some word for the boys of 
the Fraternity. I find it a little harder to virrite this last 
word, for my regard for the boys, that of the one for the 
many, must be infinitely greater, naturally, than that of 
the many for the one. The change of Arch Chapter 
officers, as long as efficiency is preserved, cannot cause 
much emotion in the mind of the undergraduate. But 
for me to cut away, finally, from all of these under- 
graduates — well, that is a very different proposition. 
In the Fraternity, there isn't much East or West or 
South for me — ^there are only a lot of boys whom I have 
come to know very well and admire very deeply; into 
whose lives I have dipped a little, and whose interests 
have become my own. 

Of the one hundred and fifty who attended our West- 
ern Division Conference dinner it was a real satisfaction 
to know a possible one hundred well enough to call them 
by their first names. And while this would be less true 
of any other Division, I know the boys of the other Di- 
visions very intimately. It is the loss of this closeness 
that makes me see August and the Kamea approach,, 
with much regret. 

A Valedictory 489 

Unquestionably the executive does dictate the policy 
of the Fraternity. That is why a change in the office of 
the presidency is more necessary than that of any other 
office. The actual work of the Arch Chapter is done by 
other officers. The responsibility of the Fraternity rests 
perhaps more largely upon the shoulders of the President. 
Not all of us interpret even our duties similarly. That 
is why a change in executives from time to time, is bene- 
ficial to the Fraternity. 

Don't think that I wish to give up my office. If you 
could look into the inner recesses of my heart, you would 
find there a revolutionary desire to declare Delta Tau 
Delta an absolute monarchy, with me as its head forever 
and ever. We of Chicago are given to such instincts, 
you know. My two immediate predecessors accepted 
presidencies of universities and drowned their sorrow 
thus. I refuse to consider such offers. Let no university 

I cannot feel that the many, many boys whom I have come 
to know will ever get quite beyond my circle. I cannot 
think that the heritage of youth, which their enthusiasm 
and hopes and ambitions have bestowed upon me, will 
ever be quite lost. I do not believe that eternity will be 
long enough to erase our little tangencies. I know that 
the time will never come when the memory of this boy, 
or that one, will not quicken my pulses and warm my 
heart. Delta Tau Delta has been generous in her gifts 
to me. I shall lay down her scepter to become a willing 

Frank Wieland, 
President Delta Tau Delta. 


At the last Karnea "The System" came 
yijg in for a fair share of good natured chafi. 

SYSTEM '" general the Arch Chapter was consid- 
ered the head and front of this grasping 
political machine. It was charged with 
being a self-perpetuating body and its members were 
accused of a desire to dictate Fraternity policy. We do 
not think the charges were taken seriously by anyone, 
but they afford us an opportunity to consider certain 
phases of the work of the members of the Arch Chapter. 
The idea of any desire for self-perpetuation seems 
rather amusing to any member of the Arch Chapter 
who has dischai^ed the duties of his office for a few 
months and has come to realize the sacrifices that are 
demanded by such labors for the Fraternity. It is true 
that these services become very much a part of our 
lives and that we are reluctant to abandon them so long 
as we are able to make the sacrifices required and per- 
form our respective labors to the advantage of the Fra- 
ternity and the satisfaction of the Brotherhood at large. In 
any lar^ business concern it is a maxim that greater effi- 
ciency and more satisfactory results are secured when aUe 
officials are continued in office as long as possible. The 
Arch Chapter has become each year more and more 
a business body and the advance of Delta Tau Delta 
has been due to the fact that its affairs have been 
administered in a businesslike manner. It takes some 

Editorials 491 

time for a new member of the Arch Chapter to thor- 
oughly learn the duties of his office and become capable 
of the most efficient discharge of the labors pertaining 
to it. 

More continuity of policy and greater efficiency of 
work in the Arch Chapter is assured the Fraternity by 
fewest changes in the personnel of that body. We think 
the brothers at large appreciate this fact and it is cer- 
tain that in the filling of our Fraternity offices there is 
no room or need for any politics or wire pulling. One 
of the most satisfactory features of our Arch Chapter 
work has been the constantly increasing harmony and 
co-operation between the actives and the members of 
the Arch Chapter. It shows that a businesslike admin- 
istration of the Fraternity does not need to be accom- 
panied by friction or any lessening of the fraternal bond. 

While the members of the Arch Chapter freely give 
their services and find in the opportunity of services 
for Delta Tau Delta sufficient reward for the sacrifices 
entailed, the fact remains that if the Fraternity were 
paying market rates for the labors of its Arch Chapter 
officers it would have an annual payroll of more than 
$10,000 for such services. This ability of an organiza- 
tion to secure, through mere loyalty, such service is in 
itself a fine tribute to fraternity and the power of an 

The members of the Arch Chapter would be remiss in 
the full performance of their duties if they did not 
recommend to Kameas the legislation they consider 
beneficial to the Fraternity. From the very nature of 
their duties they are in a better position to judge of the 
value of legislation than is any delegate on the floor. 
The average active delegate is an under-classman of not 

492 The Rainbow 

more than one or two years' Fraternity experience, and 
that experience has generally been confined to only one 
active chapter. The members of the Arch Chapter have 
had to consider the problems of fifty different chapters, 
representing as many different institutions and sections 
of the country. When to this broadening influence is 
coupled somewhat of experience, it is natural that the 
members of the Arch Chapter are in a position to reach 
a pretty intelligent opinion of the needs of the Frater- 
nity. Their part in the legislation of the Kamea is in- 
spired by no desire to dictate the policy of Delta Tau 
Delta, but is merely an honest, unselfish effort to con- 
tribute their full measure of service to the Fraternity. 

In our new Gamma Lambda chapter, 
ROCKING Delta Tau Delta has placed the fiftieth 
THE chapter on her roll and has filled her 

CRADLE fraternity cradle with a very lusty infant. 

The "baby" has been pretty well intro- 
duced on other pages of this number and we do not 
think our new brothers can be left in any doubt as to 
the cordiality of their reception into the fold of Delta 
Tau Delta. 

The installation of Gamma Lambda was probably the 
most elaborate and complete occasion of this sort in the 
history of the Fraternity. The quality, the spirit and 
loyalty of our new brothers, coupled with their past 
achievements as a local and their material prosperity, 
afford certain evidence of the strength and credit Gamma 
Lambda will be to the Fraternity. We can indeed 
congratulate ourselves on this latest occupant of the 

Editorials 493 

cradle and wish for the new brothers the fullest enjoy- 
ment of their Delt privileges. 

We were decidedly disappointed in the results of our 
fraternity short story contest. Only two manuscripts 
were submitted and in the unanimous opinion of the 
judges neither of these was considered suitable. One 
of these stories would have passed muster as a fair 
college 3^m, but both had the common fault of not being, 
in even a mild degree, fraternity stories. If our readers 
will refer to No. 2, Vol. XXVII, The Rainbow, they 
will find under the title "A Rushing Episode/' a story 
of the sort we had hoped to secure. 

Bros. Wieland, W. P. Hamilton, of Beta Gamma, and 
G. A. Paddock, of Beta Iota, kindly acted as judges of 
these manuscripts. 

With this number of The Rainbow, we have pre- 
sented to our readers the faces of practically every 
active member of the Fraternity. These reproductions 
have involved considerable extra expense in the pro- 
duction of this volume, but we hope that the value of 
the experiment has justified it. 

Anticipating a further demand for copies of this 
set of pictures, we have had printed three hundred extra 
proofs of each half-tone, which are being bound into 
neat little volumes and will be for sale at a nominal 
figure by the business manager of The Rainbow. They 
should be of especial value to the active chapters in the 
rushing season next Fall. They should also be of in- 
terest to every Delt as an album of the active member- 
ship of the Fraternity for the college year just closing. 


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Most noticeable perhaps among the incidents of signifi- 
cance at Allegheny during the past few months is the vigor 
with which the student body is assuming control of mat- 
ters otherwise withheld from it. There is a healthy senti- 
ment in favor of an honor system, which is evident through- 
out the college. And as a sort of experiment the faculty has 
in many ways relinquished its supervision of some matters 
and allowed the entire control to fall into the students' 
hands. And that the power thus conferred has not been 
bestowed amiss is clearly shown in the way in which the 
democratic spirit of the school is showing itself. Not long 
ago a most decided social success was pulled off in the 
form of a college circus. So hearty was the unrestrained 
cooperation of everybody in the thing that it has given rise 
to the commencement of plans for a minstrel show, to be 
given on the evening of Moving Up Day. So, too, in the 
matter of student support of athletics, the question has been 
solved by an almost unanimous ratification of a plan involv- 
ing the purchase of a season ticket including admission to 
all athletic sports for one year at a figure high enough to 
insure freedom from financial deficiency at the end of the 
year. Likewise in the forensic arts an awakening has re- 
sulted, so that where in the past from three to five candi- 
dates presented themselves in the various oratorical con- 
tests, this year the number of contestants reached something 

496 The Rainbow 

over twenty. All this is the outcome of a general student 
movement in the direction of a more marked democratic 
college spirit. And with such a feeling present, it is safe 
to predict that another year will see the introduction of an 
honor system, not in examinations only, but throughout all 
branches of college activities. 

In these innovations, Alpha has had her part, and every- 
where her interests have coincided with the best interests 
of the college. Her connection with the coU^^ might be 
shown somewhat by three of the honors which have come 
to her during the past few months. It was only a few days 
ago that Bro. Baher was elected captain of the college bas- 
ketball team. Bro. Russell is busy now as editor of Thi 
Kaldron — the college annual. While the editorship of the 
Literary Monthly has returned to us after an absence of 
about six months. Though these things warrant no boast 
on their account, they certainly show that Alpha is climbing 
back to her old position. 

Did you get The Choctaw? Our Spring banquet comes 
this year on June 19. Alpha men — remember the date. 

Nothing is more stimulating to the efforts of a chapter 
than the frequent visits of its alumni. We enjoyed recently 
a visit from Bro. Baldwin, '84, who found time to drop in 
on us while here on a short business trip. 

Bro. Stockton wishes to thank the brothers of Epsilon 
for their genial entertainment during his recent trip to 
Albion as a member of our college debating team. He 
thinks Delta Tau just about the same wherever it is. 

Will see you at the Kamea. O. H. Houser. 


In looking back over the present year it is quite pleasing 
to note the prosperity that old Beta has enjoyed. The true 

The Delta Chapters 497 

Delt spirit was never more in evidence than at the present 
time. The prospects for next year are quite bright and we 
hope to aklvance as much as we have the present one. 

Baseball is in full swing here. We are represented on 
the team by four men, with Bro. Gullum as Captain. We 
have won the three games played thus far. We hope to 
meet the brothers from Nu and Chi when we meet them 
on the diamond. An inter-fraternity baseball league has 
been organized this Spring and Delta Tau Delta has a fine 
chance of carr3ring off the banner. 

We have pledged three new men since our last letter — 
Sam Begland, Harry Coleman and Charles Bider. All are 
fine fellows and promise to uphold the high standard set 
by Beta. 

In the social line we recently entertained the local soror- 
ity, Alpha Tri, with a dance. All had a delightful time. We 
are looking forward to more social functions in the near 
future. The arrangements for our annual stag banquet are 
being rapidly pushed and the parting this year will be 
sumptuously celebrated. 

At the commencement exercises this June we will lose 
Bros. Hawk and Gullum. Both are valuable men and their 
loss will be felt much. 

In closing, Beta extends her best wishes to her sister 
chapters and hopes to meet them at the Kamea with a good 

Remember that the latch string is always out at 30 N. 
College street for all visiting Delts. 

Frank B. Gullum. 

GAMMA— iVo Letter. 
DELTA— ATo Letter. 

498 The Rainbow 


As we write this letter we are thinking tiiat when this is 
read by the Delta world the term will be swiftly drawing to 
a close and another collie year will be gone. Some of our 
brothers who have been in the chapters as active Deltas for 
four years will soon be looked upon as "fellows who used 
to be here," and we are sorry that this is so— sorry for the 
chapters who will no longer have the names of these men 
on the active roll, and sorry for the brothers who are leav- 
ing, for we know what dear old Delta Tau has meant to 
them during their college life, and we realize how diey feel 
as they go out as alumni. But, nevertheless, we have no fear 
for them because they have behind them all Delta Tau and 
we know what such an influence means. 

There is no need to speak of the conference at Bloom- 
ington, Ind., for everyone has read of that elsewhere, but 
Epsilon's delegate feels that he never met a better or more 
loyal bunch of fellows than the Beta Alpha Delts, and will 
always have an especially warm place in his heart for Beta 

At Albion, athletics are centered around baseball. Pros- 
pects are not so good this year for a winning team, on ac- 
count of the lack of material to fill the infield, but, neverthe- 
less, Albion defeated Olivet eighteen to one and held the 
University of Michigan to a two to nothing score. That 
sounds good so we are looking forward to the finals with 
great hope. Track work is not very thriving here this 
year, but great effort is being put forth to revive the old 
interest in this line, for there is excellent opportunity for 
Albion to accomplish something this year. The annual in- 
ter-collegiate field meet will be held here in June and every- 
one is working hard to make it a success. This is the first 

The Delta Chapters 499 

time Albion has had the field meet in four or five years, for 
the colleges have it in alphabetical succession. 

On April twentieth, Epsilon gave her spring informal. 
Dinner was served at the Albion House and from there all 
present went to the Delt home. Epsilon men were exceed- 
ingly glad to have with them on April twentieth and twen- 
ty-first Bro. Frank Stockton, of Alpha chapter. Bro. Stock- 
ton was the first member of the Allegheny debating team 
which visited Albion on the nineteenth. We were glad to 
have him remain for our informal, and trust that he is not 

Epsilon misses Bro. Farley this term. He is teaching in 
Comstock, Mich., but will graduate in June, however, as he 
has enough credits to carry him through. Nevertheless, 
we see him quite often, for you know he has to come up 
"to see the fellows ( ?) ." In looking forward to the close of 
this year and the beg^inning of next, Epsilon wishes her 
sister chapters well. We especially remember Ganrnia 
Lambda in our greetings. In closing, we can only say that 
here's hoping for a happy vacation to all brother Deltas. 

Relis E. Barr. 

ZETA—No Letter. 


Kappa chapter has enjoyed one of the best years in the 
history of the chapter, during the past year. Probably more 
honors have come to members of the chapter than in any 
year for some time. The college has not looked favorably 
on too many social affairs, and, as a result, we have not 
done much in the way of entertaining. We did, however, 
conserve all our energy for one fine entertainment which 

500 The Rainbow 

eclipsed anything attempted this year. The Delts and the 
Pi Beta Phi girls entertained all the fraternity men and 
women, both in college and in the town, with a "Greek" 
party, at the gymnasium on the evening of May 4. It was 
very largely attended and we fairly outdid ourselves to make 
the party a success. 

The chapter feels especially honored in the signal success 
of one of its members, A. L. Walrath, who captured, in the 
line of oratory the past Winter, a literary society contest, 
the local collie contest, and captured first place in the 
state contest which was held here March 1. It was the 
first time that Hillsdale Collie has taken first honors in 
the state contest since 1898. Bro. Walrath had the honor 
of representing the state at the interstate contest held May 
4 at Parkville, Mo. Besides his oratory, Walradi is cap- 
tain of the baseball team, editor-in-chief of The Collegian, 
the collie paper, and Spring president of the Amphictyon 
literary society. A coincidence is noted that of the three 
literary societies the Spring term presidents are all Delts, 
as also the captains of the football, baseball and track 
teams. We have five on the baseball team and a large 
number on the track team. 

It is probable that the most of the chapter will be in at- 
tendance at the Kamea, as also a number of the Kappa 
alumni. We are hoping and expecting that it will be the 
"best ever." 

"Auf Wiedersehen bis den Kamea," is our closing 
thought. A. A. Wn-LOUGHBY. 


Since the last issue of The Rainbow there have been 
many events of interest at the university, and much with 

The Delta Chapters 501 

Lambda. The baseball season is nearing a close, and Van- 
derbilt is proud of the record her team has made. It has 
won all its series, during the season but one, and that to 
the University of Alabama. Bro. Love has been our main- 
stay on the pitching staff. His record as a pitcher has 
caused much comment, pitching two games within three 
days and not allowing either a hit or a nm. 

Bro. Anderson is rounding his track team up in good 
shape, and expects to make a good showing, if not win the 
S. L A. A. meet, which is to be held here on May 18. Bro. 
Stone is high jumping and running the hurdles on the 

The Commodore Qub, a social organization at V^ander- 
bilt which selects fifteen men from the junior class the last 
of every year, has elected Bros. Love and Stone to its mem- 

Bro. H. L. Scaler has just received his M.D. and an 
intemeship with a hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We 
still have with us Bro. M. F. Woodrow, who lately was ap- 
pointed Rhodes' Scholar from Kentucky. 

Vanderbilt is beautifying herself with another handsome 
building, which we hope to see completed by the opening of 
the Fall term in September. 

We have enjoyed several very pleasing visits from a few 
brothers passing through Nashville this college year and 
hope to see more in the future. 

J. N. Stone. 


Winter has reluctantly gasped his last, and the good old 
Summer-time is slowly creeping on, bringing with it the 
Spring term, the best season of all the collie year. 

602 The Rainbow 

Mu returned from her April vacation somewhat changed 
in numbers. Bros. "Jimmy" McOelland, '04, "BiU" Blake- 
ly, and Paul Henderson seem to have heard the "call of the 
wild," for at the close of the Winter term they all left for 
Idaho, where they are now working on a surveying corps. 
Although an alunmus, Jimmy's love for Chapter Mu never 
cooled, and his daily visits and keen interest in our welfare 
made him seem still an active. "Bill" and "Heck" were 
prominent in college circles and their places will be hard to 
fill; the latter has promised to return to school next Fall, 
and we are in hopes of again having him with us. 

Ohio Wesleyan's baseball prospects are very bright, and 
with Bro. Rickey as coach and Bro. Secrist as captain of the 
btmch we are confident of finishing strong. Wesleyan has 
won the championship two years out of three, and here's 
hoping that 1907 may add still more glory to the record. 
Our new athletic field could not be completed for this sea- 
son but it is in the hands of the workmen, and by next Fall 
we expect to boast of the best grotmds in the state of Ohio. 

Track athletics is another field in which we expect to star. 
Last year we missed second place in the Big Six by barely 
two points. Already this term we have defeated Oberlin, 
and we are preparing to give the other Ohio colleges a "run 
for their money" at the big meet in May. Mu is well repre- 
sented on the team. 

In our last letter, reference was made to the pending 
action in regard to the renewal of athletic relations with 
Ohio State University. Well, the deal has at last culminated 
successfully and was announced at each university amid wild 
and enthusiastic cheering. Bro. Rickey is already coaching 
his pigskin-wallowers and next Fall we expect to settle the 
championship at State's field on Thanksgiving day. 

Fresh laurels are resting on Mu's brow, for at the annual 

The Delta Chapters 503 

athletic election, held at the opening of the tenn, Bro. Robert 
Haig was elected president of the athletic association for 
next year. This office is considered the highest within the 
bestowal of the student body. In addition to this, the 
Senior class has chosen as orator, Bro. M. C. McConnell, 
to represent them in the class-day exercises at commence- 
ment week. 

Our attention is now centered in the annual athletic 
carnival which is to take place in the gym, the first week in 
May. Every college organization is to have a "stunt" or 
side-show for this indoor street fair, and our chapter has 
combined with that of Phi Gamma Delta in the presentation 
of a big minstrel show. It will be "rich and juicy" and 
well worth the small price of admission — "ten cents — ^the 
tenth part of a dollar." 

During the term we have received visits from the follow- 
ing brothers : Jimmy Long, Mu '04 ; F. P. Allen, Psi '94 ; 
Jackson, Brigman and Lord, of Chi ; Van Devere, Mu '08 ; 
Beville, Beta Zeta '06, who now catches for Milwaukee in 
the American Association ; also Foster '04, and Crow '06. 

Sh 1 1 1 Did someone whisper Kamea into our shell-like 
ear? Well, you just keep your eagle optics peeled for 
Chapter Mu, 'cause we're goin' to be there with both feet. 
Already several of the fellows have had the shoemaker put 
thick soles on their shoes, so that in case the paternal pocket- 
book fails them, they may start early and walk. Bro. 

(we omit his name by request) informs us that he has 
chartered a hand-car and intends to ride through. 

Fred B. Compton. 


The "College on the Hill" is at its prime in the interval 
between the Easter and June vacations. This year every 

504 The Rainbow 

one is busy getting ready for the seventy-fifth anniversary 
of the founding of the college and also to complete the en- 
dowment fund of $500,000 which is being raised. The 
scope of the Senior class commencement exercises will be 
enlarged to include the special prog^m of the anniversary 
week, and it will be well worth the while of any Lafayette 
alumnus to return for the week of June 15th. 

At the beginning of this term, Bro. R. F. Einstein was 
compelled to leave us on account of his health. However, 
we expect to have him with us next Fall. . The graduation 
ofiicers of the Senior class have been elected, and Delta Tau 
Delta is well represented by Bros. MacAskie, vice-president, 
Smith, historian, and St John, monitor. We also have 
several men on the track and class baseball teams, while 
Bro. Schneider is doing much of the twirling for the Varsity. 

Chapter Nu has elected Bro. Robert Walter as its ddtgSitt 
to the Kamea. Several of the other brothers are talking 
about "Seeing Qiicago" under the guidance of the com- 

During the past several months, we have received very 
pleasant visits from Bros. Spratley, Beta Lambda ; Jennings 
'04, and Sigman '05. Bro. Fred Reed has recovered from an 
attack of typhoid fever and spent about two weeks with us 
receiving the benefit of college air. Bro. Frye, Epsilon '08, 
who does the catching for Dickinson, took supper with us 
after the game between his college and Lafayette. 

In closing, the chapter wishes to say that it expects to 
have its annual banquet on Monday, June 17th, and it ex- 
tends a most cordial invitation to all Deltas to be with us 
at that time. 

J. H. Zerbey, Jr. 

The Delta Chapters 505 


Since the last letter Omicron had the misfortune to lose 
several very good men. Bro. Frank Boner left school to 
go into business with his father. Bro. E. A. Johnson be- 
cause the mining engineering course was discontinued. 
Bro. P. P. Phillips, to accept a position with the Ottumwa 
Bridge Company, and Bros. G. W. Kluckhohn and Romeyne 
Clark because of sickness. 

We are glad, however, to introduce three new men into 
Delta Tau Delta. They are Thos. E. Evans, of Qinton; 
Laurence D. Lonergan and William Y. Ra3rmond, of Iowa 
City. Bro. E. F. Smith, formerly of Omega Prime, is an- 
other welcome addition to our list of actives, having affili- 
ated February 12, 1907. 

The Pan-Hellenic party, given April 12, was undoubtedly 
the chief social event of the year among fraternities. The 
affair was in charge of the Pan-Hellenic Association, of 
which Bro. Jordan is president. 

The State High School Field Meet is to be held here on 
May 17, and this will furnish an excellent opportunity to 
get a line on the men who contemplate entering school 
next year. 

At this early stage it is rather difficult to say anything 
definite in regard to Spring athletics. Bro. White, who 
has been elected captain of the coming season, has issued 
a call for candidates to come out for Spring training. 

By graduation this year we lose Bros. Rhynsburger, 
Simpson and Jordan. Their loss will be keenly felt but we 
hope to have all the rest of the actives back at the beginning 

of the next school year. 

W. H. Wernli. 


PI— No Letter. 

Rho has had a very busy time since i 
cause of this, as may be imagined, has b< 
and the chapter has been abk to talk o: 
this new home. Work has been progre 
lately and some new development has a] 
while everyone has followed with mterest 
of completion. On the last day of April 
took a day off from the institute, and uni 
moving from the house in which they ha^ 
year. Nearly all of the light work had ' 
the way on the preceding afternoon, t 
part was nearly all finished by noon. Th< 
not quite completed, but the expectation: 
thing would be finished up within a week 
promise a full description of the house, w 
a future Rainbow. 

On April 85, the Seniors had a verj 
party, in conection with the Senior Pn 
Delta Tau Delta combined, and the part 
Delt house. The Seniors were excused 
following day, and in the afternoon, too 
a baseball game between two sections of 

Athletics at the institute have been 
promisingly. The lacrosse and baseball 
with a difficult schedule before them, an 
successful, so far. Considerable practice 
the spacious North German Lloyd piers, 
over. The lacrosse team has not, at pre 
beaten, and has scored thirty-four poin 

The Delta Chapters 507 

opponents. While the baseball team has not been quite so 
successful, it has scored twenty-six points to its opponents' 
eighteen. Rho is represented on the lacrosse team by Bro. 
Spencer, '08. Our new athletic field is not yet ready for 
use, but a gang of men are slowly getting it into shape, and, 
with all Summer before them, ought to have it completed 
by the time college opens in the Fall. 

Since our last letter, quite a ntunber of oui: alumni have 
signed their names in our visitors' book, some of them 
two or three times. Bro. Zacharias, Gamma '68, Tau '77, 
spent a day with us shortly after the conference. Also Bro. 
Chas. Henry Wells, our Eastern Division President, and 
Bro. J. T. Glidden, Beta Nu '05, dropped in on us one 
Friday evening not long ago. We hope that all Delts who 
come within speaking distance of New York will make an 
effort to get over to Hoboken and see what a good time 
Rho can give them. Paul M. Potter. 


Upsilon expects to close the most successful year in her 
history by going into new quarters. For the last few months 
we have been looking for a new home, and after many 
delays we have at last secured one. About May 15, we 
hope to be quartered on the "Hill," and will have the largest 
fraternity house in the school. We will have a lawn about 
300 by 300 feet and expect to make gjeat improvements on 
it. A tennis court and other outdoor recreations will help 
to increase the pleasure of our fraternity home. We have 
leased the new house for a period of three years with the 
privilege of renewal for two more years at the end of that 

At present we are busy with the problem of furnishing it. 

508 TheRainbaw 

An appeal to our alumni brought a very generous reply. 
They have raised several hundred dollars toward the fund 
and the chapter is very thankful for their assistance. With- 
out this help we would have been forced to give up some of 
our plans. We hope to have some cuts of the new house in 
the next Rainbow. 

The institute conditions are still on the upward path. It 
has been decided to use "the million," given by Mrs. Sage, 
to establish the "Russell Sage School of Mechanical and 
Electrical Engineering." The degrees M.E. and E.E. will 
be conferred by this department 

A new administration building is to be built on the 
campus, as the present one is too small and not properly 
situated. Plans for a new library are under way and a 
$50,000 addition is to be built on the electrical laboratory. 

Work is about to begin on the building for the Rensselaer 
Students Association. The object of the building is to 
afford rooms for the fellows to congregate between lectures 
and recitations. It is to be equipped with many conven- 
iences; such as pool and billiard rooms, smoking room, 
showers, etc. There will be a ten-foot veranda around the 
entire building. 

At the present we have twenty-one actives and two 
pledged men, so we expect a goodly ntunber to return in 
the Fall. 

In closing, we will be glad to receive Delts at any time, 
and we shall expect a call if you ever visit Troy. 

John M. Kerr. 


The all-absorbing interest of the Spring term is, of course, 
baseball. Washington and Lee has a team of which she may 

The Delta Chapters 509 

well be proud. Although our showing against the Northern 
colleges at the beginning of the season was not quite what 
we had hoped, still we are satisfied with our victory of 
10 to 4 over Colun^ia. However, in our games with South- 
em schools we have more than made a record, easily de- 
feating such strong teams as those of Trinity College, N. C. ; 
University of Georgia; V. P. I.; A. & M., of N. C, and 
George Washington. 

Aside from baseball, two other approaching events occupy 
the attention of the fraternity world at W. & L. The first 
are the annual Spring elections in May, and the second the 
efforts of the Pan-Hellenic Council to establish rules regu- 
lating the rushing and pledging of men. Of the first it will 
be impossible, of course, to forecast any results. But as 
the time for these elections approaches, interest is rapidly in- 
creasing in the "campaigns" of the various candidates. At 
this time nearly all of the positions of honor in college are 
filled for the succeeding year, among the most hotly con- 
tested being President of Final Ball, President of the Student 
Body, President of the Athletic Association, Editors-in- 
Chief and Business Managers of the Ring-Tum-Phi, the 
weekly, and of the Calyx, the annual, and the members of 
the Executive Committee, to which are delegated numerous 
and important functions, such as the appointment of the 
managers of the various athletic teams, etc. 

In regard to the Pan-Hellenic rules it seems very prob- 
able that a time limit will be set and certain very wise re- 
strictions in regard to rushing and pledging enforced. With 
the exception of a few of the weaker fraternities, all the 
chapters here seem to be in accord with the movement 

Chapter Phi wishes to go on record as heartily endorsing 
what was said in the last Rainbow in regard to T. N. E. 
We have never had occasion to regret the ruling of "the 


powers that be" against this society, no 
a man to it Its influence at Washingtoi 
amounted to much and the recent actions 
of Kappa Alpha in withdrawing from it < 
ship to about four of the fourteen frat 

Since last writing we have enjoyed vei 
us Bro. McNeil, of Richmond, Va. ; B 
attending the Theol<^cal Seminary a 
Bro. Caskie, of Lynchburg, Va., and E 
has been doing railroad contracting i 
The two last named have definitely deci< 
l^e next Fall, Bro. Caskie to study law 
to continue his academic course. 

Besides these two, every man in the p 
the possible exception of one, expects 1 
This will give us an enrollment of ten 
banning of the session ; so that with 
immediate occupancy, the outlook for I 
bright We are endeavoring to find a 
better arranged house than the one we ai 
ing, but rather than be without one enti: 
suffer the inconvenience of non-complei 
tion which we experienced at the openi 
will retain our old quarters. A mere taste 
life has been sufficient to make us enthui 
despite our difficulties. We fully expect 
next year, and while these are but prosp 
thing in Delta Tau that refuses to give 
will become realizations. 

We are trying to arrange for a big de 
nea, but are unable to say definitely as 

The Delta Chapters 511 

attend. May that prove to be the greatest and most suc- 
cessful convention of all, is the wish of Phi. 

W. K. Ramsey, Jr. 


After a very strenuous and successful year of fraternal, 
athletic, social and mental strife, Chi is waiting for the 
Summer vacation, with its sad day of parting. We have 
Still one more interesting feature of college life before the 
present year ends. Commencement week! It is on the 
lips of every Kenyon alunmus, especially the old Chi boys, 
who just cannot stay away when the time comes. It will 
be a red letter week or Chi, when she opens her "East 
Division" in Old Kenyon and dedicates her new parlor to 
those loyal hearts who toiled for good old Delta Tau, in 
days gone by. My last letter told how the parlor would 
be finished, but one thing remains, that is to show what has 
been done with the old building. 

Our "Lodge in the Woods" has donned a new spring 
suit, with all the brightness on the inside. Such improve- 
ments as a new meeting room, refurnished banqueting and 
lounging room, retinted walls and a cement floor in the 
basement are nothing wonderful, unless done in a singular 
manner. We have all heard our white bearded brothers, 
bent with age, tell of the days when they were young, of 
the days when everything was done by their own hands. 
Such stories are always very interesting and bring forth 
loud applause, but to really appreciate them one must have 
the experience. An old tradition here, is that none but 
Deltas have ever entered the door of our lodge, even to go 
into the basement, so it was up to us to make all improve- 
ments ourselves, thus keeping the halls free from desecra- 

512 The Rainbow 

tion. We have done this and now when one of the old 
boys of the good old golden days tells us how things used 
to be done we can fully appreciate it 

On May 1, the Puflf and Powder Qub, assisted by the 
Glee Club, gave a minstrel, followed by a farce "Trial by 
Jury." So great was the success of the entertainment that 
a repetition has been requested. Sorry to lower your opin- 
ion of the play, after busting it so, but I must mention the 
fact that all but three of Chi's members were on the stage. 

Our prospects for next year are good. We will be domi- 
ciled in Old Kenyon, with the other students. We have 
two pledge men, who will enter college next Fall, and be- 
fore that time comes will have a few more. Bros. Harold 
Eddy and M. D. Southworth graduate this year. 

With best wishes to all Deltas and a hearty welcome to 
our bouncing baby. Gamma Lambda. 

Lemuel R. Brigman. 


Spring finds the chapter on the last lap of the college year, 
and finishing strong. A strong finish because we feel as if 
we have already taken a good share of the University 
honors, and look forward to the capture of more before 

We were represented by four brothers in the musical 
clubs, two in the "Mask and Wig"— Bro. MacMillan in the 
cast and Bro. Haney in the chorus — ^while our end in base- 
ball is held up by Bro. Corkran at shortstop on the Varsity 
and Bro. E. A. Wood in the same position on the freshman 
nine. Bro. Boice was a member of the Varsity gymnastic 
team, and on the cricket team, which is to tour England this 
Summer, we are represented by Bros. Keenan and Evans. 

The Delta Chapters 513 

The relay races were a disappointment to Pennsylvania, 
but we wish to compliment our brothers out at Chicago and 
Michigan on the splendid teams which represented their 
tmiversities. We hope for better things at the intercol- 

Prospects for a winning baseball team are very bright. 
For the first time in several years the team won both games 
from Georgetown, and at the time of this writing has won 
ten out of fourteen games. 

The Junior class has adopted a new system for the election 
of Senior president, the object being to avoid class politics. 
At the first secret ballot, each member of the class nomin- 
ates anyone he pleases; from these nominations the five 
highest are chosen and announced at the next meeting of 
the class, when a final ballot is taken. 

On May 25 we have our annual shad dinner and base- 
ball game with the alumni, at Essington on the Delaware 
River. The chapter nine is strong, and we expect to dupli- 
cate our victory of last year. 

In closing. Omega extends her best wishes to her sister 
chapters, especially to "the Baby" out at Purdue. 

Clarence W. Rodman. 


The Spring term opened with Beta Alpha's ranks well 
filled. Bro. Purman was the only one who did not return. 
Bros. Jackson and Carr returned to swell the number. We 
have pledged and initiated Dickman Dragoo, of Sheridan, 
Ind., since our last letter. This gives us a chapter roll of 

Our prospects for next year are very bright. We lose 
only one man by graduation and it is probable that the en- 

514 The Rainbow 

tire present chapter will return next Fall to conduct a rush 
like it never was before. Beta Alpha has been giving her 
alumni vigorous encouragement to be present at the Kar- 
nea, and if present indications come true we will have a 
crowd there worth while. 

This term is the busiest one of the entire year. The big 
class scrap has already passed but the victorious freshmen 
still boast of their wonderful victory. The Junior Prom 
promises to be a great deal better this year than usual. The 
large auditorium of the Student building has been secured 
for this function. It is the first time for the "Prom" in a 
university building. A state inter-scholastic track meet will 
be held here May 4th, and we hope to get a line on some 
new men. 

We sent a delegation to the installation of the new chapter 
at Purdue. We feel that we have much in common with the 
"Baby" chapter and hope to be of mutual aid. Although 
the spirit of rivalry between Purdue and Indiana is very 
strong, still it can never exist between Gamma Lambda and 
Beta Alpha, in a way which will injure either. 

We have had several visits from other chapters already 
this term. Bros. Raymond and Poutra from Beta PhL 
Bros. Suder and Elder from Beta Gamma have been with 
us to sign the register, and while away the hours around 
our cheerful fireplace. 

Athletics are on the boom at Indiana. The baseball 
squad under Coach Jake Stahl is developing into a likely 
aggregation, and the chances are good for the state cham- 
pionship this year. The weather has been discouraging to 
the track athletes, but, nevertheless, we will have a good 
team by the last of the season. 

We recently received a most welcome present from Bro. 
Chas. Mutschler, of Nappanee, Ind., in the way of a fine 

The Delta Chapters 515 

buffet for our dining-room. This present is a manifestation 
of Bro. Mutschler's characteristic spirit. He is one of our 
alumni who doesn't "forget." 

Our term paper, The Beta Alpha News, is almost ready 
for the press. 

We hope every Delt everywhere is "boosting" for the 
Kamea — ^the time of a lifetime. 

T. L. Johnson. 


Affairs at Beta Beta have been progressing very nicely. 
However, we have one great need, that of a chapter house 
of our own. We have been assured by our loyal alumni 
that the day is not far distant when we shall see our wish 

Bro. Cox '10, Rushville, Ind., was called home for the 
rest of the year, because of the sudden death of his father. 
Bros. Markin '08, and Baldwin '09, have returned for the 
Spring term. Bro. Mote is a member of the DePauw 
debate team, which meets the Miami debate team here in 

On the baseball field we are represented by Bros. Tucker 
and Lautz. Bro. Tucker is captain and is upholding his 
splendid record behind the bat. Bro. Lautz won the favor 
of the students by several sensational plays on third base in 
the Rose Poly-DePauw game. It was a close and hotly- 
contested game, DePauw losing by a score of 3-1. 

The first game of the season at Franklin was easily won 
by DePauw, score, 6-3. 

Bros. Markin and Ruby are on the cast of the minstrel 
to be given by college men May 7. 

On April 6, at 7 p. m.. Dr. and Mrs. Edwin H. Hughes 

516 The Rainbow 

tendered the Beta Beta boys a banquet at their home, "The 
Beeches." 0)vers were laid for twenty-two. Bro. Frank 
E. Watson, of the faculty, with his genial smile, was present 
After the banquet, all gathered in the music room where 
were sung the songs of good old Delta Tau. Beta Beta 
feels very grateful to Dr. and Mrs. Hughes. The evening 
will be a long remembered one. 

In the inter-fraternity baseball games, Delta Tau Delta 
has won from Phi Gamma Delta by a score of 4-3, and 
hopes to win the cup. 

At the Gamma Lambda installation at Purdue University, 
Lafayette, Beta Beta was third, I believe, in the list, with 
ten men present. Bro. Hervey Fatout, Beta Beta '71, one 
of our charter members, was Ae oldest Delt present. Bro. 
Ira B. Blackstock, Beta Beta '86, was with us there. The 
installation and banquet were very fine. All from Beta 
Beta were treated royally. All who went returned greatly 

At the Northern Division Conference at Beta Alpha, we 
had five men present They report a splendid time. 

We hope to send at least half a dozen men to the State 
Delta Tau Delta banquet at Indianapolis, May 11. 

Quite a number of Delts have called on us, and we hope 
they will call again, and that more Delts will visit us. 

Our visitors were: Bros. Ira B. Blackstock, Beta Beta 
'86 ; Glenn HoUoway, Beta Alpha ; Lind, Zeta ; Schultz, Beta 
Beta ; A. B. Downey, Beta Psi ; Oscar L. Pond, Beta Alpha ; 
Franz Frurip, Beta Psi ; Hamilton, Beta Upsilon ; Will N. 
VoHva, Beta Beta '03. 

Delts will find that our doors are never locked. 

Jesse T. Ruley. 

The Delta Chapters 517 


Beta Gamma has recently suffered a great loss in the 
death of Bro. Meyer, of Milwaukee. His death was caused 
from injuries received while diving from the Delta Tau 
Delta pier on Lake Mendota. In Bro. Meyer, Beta (jamma 
loses one of her strongest men and most enthusiastic Delts 
and we all feel the loss greatly. On account of this acci- 
dent we have not been active in college affairs since the 
beginning of this semester. Both our annual formal party 
and banquet will not be held this year. 

We have pledged three men lately, Arthur Gosling and 
George Price, of Chicago, and Maurice Collins, of Sioux 
City, Iowa. It is expected that we will initiate all three 
men next Fall. 

Wisconsin seems rather down and out this Spring in 
baseball. This is not due to a lack of coaching or good 
material but more to the fact that we did not have a team 
last Spring and everybody has lost interest to a certain 
extent. The crew race that was to have been rowed with 
Syracuse on May 30th has been changed to the 31st. A new 
coaching launch has been purchased and Wisconsin hopes 
to show the Easterners that they know something about 
rowing. Wisconsin will also row in the regatta at Pough- 
Iceepsie, the latter part of the coming June. 

The interscholastic field meet takes place on the 26th of 
May and we expect to have a strong rushing season and 
pledge several good men, as we have a number dated. The 
boat race is also a drawing card for rushees. 

Bro. Patterson, of Omega, has called on us a number of 
times during the session of the Legislature. He has been 
down here in the interest of a d)mamite factory, of which 
he has charge. Bro. "Heine" Saunders, who has been in 


618 The Rainbofw 

the city for a couple of weeks, has left for Omaha to accept 
a position with the Union Pacific. Bros. Leslie Luder, 
Walter Darling, Micky Cleary, Ike Dahle, Ike Hanks and 
Wallie Lenders have visited us recently and several of 
them have promised to be around for the Spring rushing. 

A. F. Luder. 

The writing of this letter finds Emory right in the midst 
of various athletic activities. While we do not have inter- 
collegiate athletics of but one kind, still we have class 
games, and Beta Epsilon has her full representation on the 
baseball teams and one man on the track team. On the 
Sophomore baseball team Bro. Green is sub-catcher ; on the 
freshman team Bro. Wesley is pitcher and Bro. Spiney is 
substitute fielder; and two of the best players on the sub- 
freshman team are our pledge brothers Dean and Jones. 

We have just had our annual track meet of the Georgia 
division of the S. I. A. A. While Emory came out third, 
still we made a good showing considering the material from 
which the team was chosen. Bro. Green was our only 
representative on the team. 

We are getting ready for the close of school, and every- 
body is sitting up until the wee small hours of night pre- 
paring for the examinations that will soon be here. At our 
commencement we expect to see a great number of our 
alumni, who will help to enliven things. We will give our 
annual reception about the 12th of June, and all the good 
old Delts within a thousand miles of here are extended a 
cordial invitation to come and make themselves at home. 
The latch of Beta Epsilon's door is on the outside to all 
who will come. 

The Delta Chapters 519 

While we are longing for the end of the year to come, 
still we are anxious for the Summer to come and pass 
away quickly, as we have several men in sight whom we 
wish to draw into the fold, and whom we are confident will 
make loyal members of the Fraternity. Then, too, we are 
long^g for the time when we will be able to initiate our 
pledge men into the mysteries of Delta Tau Delta. 

The spirit of the occasion has struck us, and we are fairly 
vibrating with the thought of the good times that will be 
waiting for us at the Kamea. We have adopted the mecca : 
Kamea — Chicago — Aug. 26th to 29th. We will be right 
there with a full representation both from the active chapter 
and from our alumni. 

One of our alumni came to see and gave us a talk that 
made us sit up and take notice, as well as to take a new 
hold on life. He showed us that although he was an alum- 
nus, still his heart was in the game and that he was as true 
a Delta as ever wore the square badge. 

We wish all our sister chapters a Summer which will be 
full of joys, and also hope that we will meet hundreds of 
our brethren at Chicago. 

C. A. Cotter. 


The campaign for $250,000 increased endowment for 
Butler was completed with a whirlwind canvass of one 
week, in which over $60,000 was raised. This raises the 
endowment to $450,000 and a movement is on foot to in- 
crease it another $250,000. The success of the campaign 
was celebrated on April 9th with addresses in chapel, 
made by various leaders in the work. In the afternoon 
the college baseball team played a team composed of mem- 

520 The Rainbow 


bers of the faculty and alumni. At six a banquet was served 
to over a hundred alumni and the day closed with an inter- 
f rat game of basketball in the gym. 

This increased endowment means greater Butler and a 
larger chapter for Beta Zeta. Ben Huggins and Shelly 
Watts reentered this term, raising our number to nine, in- 
cluding our pledge. With the exception of Bro. Watts, 
who will receive his A.M. in June, all old men expect to be 
back next year, and with this nucleus we expect to number 
\ at least fifteen next year. 

Several from Beta Zeta attended the Northern Division 
} Conference and the installation of Gamma Lambda chapter 

and returned full of Delta spirit and full of praise for the 
hospitality of Beta Alpha and Gamma Lambda. The event 
to which we all look forward now and which is the main 
topic at every meeting is the Kamea. The one or two 
doubtful ones have been whipped into line by the enthusiasm 
of the others, and the chapter will attend the national con- 
vention entire. 

Plans have been made for "big doings" commencement 
week, and the class day celebration June 19th will consist 
of the representation of the old English May Day, in which 
over one hundred and fifty students will take part. The task 
of drilling this large chorus has been placed in the hands 
of Bro. Bamett, and his efforts are meeting with great 

In the way of athletics, tennis is at present in the spot- 
light and our chances for winning the state meet look good. 
Tennis is the strongest branch of athletics at Butler, and 
we hope to repeat the victory of last year, when we won 
first place in the doubles and second in the singles. Plans 
are also being made for a track meet to be held the latter 
part of the month. 

The Delta Chapters 521 

Bro. Shultz, Beta Beta ; Prof. Will D. Howe, of Indiana, 
and Ray Fatout, now of Gamma Lambda, were among our 
visitors of the past month. Mallie J. Murphy. 


Even before The Rainbow is printed Beta Eta will have 
introduced into the Delta world Arthur L. Scharf and 
Qyde H. Wilson. After the initiation, which takes place 
Tuesday, May 7th, we have planned a "big feed" at the 
chapter house. A large number of our alumni have signi- 
fied their intention of being here at that time. 

At the recent session of the state Legislature the univer- 
sity fared exceptionally well. A bill was finally passed by 
both houses appropriating $250,000 for an engineering 
building and $450,000 for campus extension. The cur- 
rent expense bill was materially increased for the purpose 
of raising the salaries of the instructors. The Elliot hos- 
pital bequest was accepted and $25,000 provided for mainte- 
nance in 1909, the first year it is expected to be finished. 
The hospital will be in charge of the medical department 
of the university and will be adjoining the campus, with 
surrounding grounds equal to four city blocks. 

The fraternities here have organized a baseball league 
and games are now being played according to schedule. 
Thus far we have played Sigma Nu and Delta Upsilon, 
winning the first game by a score of 9 to 4 and winning the 
last with the score sheet showing 14 to 1. 

At two Pan-Hellenic meetings plans were perfected and 
agreed upon, which will allow no fraternity to initiate a 
man until he reaches a certain standing in his studies. This 
agreement goes into effect at the beginning of the next 
school year. 

522 The Rainbow 

On the evening of April 19th, Delta Tau Delta and Phi 
Delta Theta gave an informal dance at the Auditorium. 
Many of the alunini of both fraternities were there and all 
agreed the experiment was a decided success. 

During the last month Bros. White and Morrissey, of 
Omicron, Bro. Taylor, Gamma Lambda '06, Bro. Simpson, 
of Beta Gamma and Bro. Meek, Gamma Beta, have dropped 
in on us for very short visits. On leaving they all say, 
"I'll meet you at the Kamea." That's the slogan. 

Walter F. Wieland. 


After our usual Winter vacation we have returned to our 
college work and pleasure. Most of the brothers are back 
again with us. Although, we regret to say, some whwn we 
expected to return have not yet put in their appearance. 

The center of interest with us now is the fast approaching 
celebration of our university's semi-centennial, which is to 
be the greatest event since the founding of our coll^^e and 
before the 1907 Kamea. A g^eat number of our alumni 
are expected, and from the special cars engaged we fear 
that there will be another severe car famine. The New 
York alumni are coming down in a bunch and Georgia is 
going to send forth all the old Sewanee men within her 
borders. The rest of the states are going to send their 
quota of loyal Sewaneeites, and in fact, it is to be a great 

Our baseball team's development has been greatly re- 
tarded by the extremely cold weather, but of late the sun 
has dared to show its face and our pitchers can loosen up 
a trifle without fear of sore arms. The chapter is ably 
represented by Bro. Eisele who covers the initial sack. At 

The Delta Chapters 523 

present we are looking forward with great interest to next 
week, when we go up against Vanderbilt for the first two 
games of a five-game series. We pulled off with even 
honors last year, and so this year's result iS of great moment 
to us. The Vanderbilt- Sewanee debate is to be held this 
Spring on the Mountain, and should we carry off the honors 
in both literary and baseball circles there will be great re- 
joicing in our camp. 

We looked with great pleasure on the picture of Bro. 
Jose Martin Selden, our newly elected president of the 
Southern Division, which appeared in the last issue of The 
Rainbow. No man could have been better chosen. He is 
a man, and we as companions know, who has the truest in- 
terests of the Fraternity at heart and whose enthusiasm is 
unbounded. He is fair, impartial and upright and will 
ever be a sure guide in the troubles that beset our Southern 

Beta Theta graduates a number of men this year. Bro. 
Phillips takes his Bachelor of Arts, Bros. Thomas and 
Sharpe their Civil Engineering degrees, and Bro. Myers 
his Bachelor of Divinity. It is with much sorrow that we 
see them go. May they do their work as nobly in the world 
of business as they have in college. Yet however hard and 
absorbing be their tasks may they never forget the bonds 
that unite them to old Delta Tau. 

Here's wishing success to our sister chapters and the 
1907 Kameal Cyrus D. Hogue. 


As the present session draws to a close, we look back 
over the long months of work and pleasure with a feeling 
of satisfaction — if a year of success and pleasant association 

I . 

524 The Rainbow 

with genial and loyal Delts could bring about such a re- 
sult. Beta Iota has indeed had a sucessful year as a re- 
sult of the personal interest each has shown in the chapter 
work. Five initiates were secured before Qiristmas, bring- 
ing the chapter roll to twenty-three, and they have assumed 
the loyalism of true Deltas in letter and in spirit Already 
several prospectives have been mentioned for next year, 
with the prospect of the return of eighteen out of the pres- 
ent chapter. A movement has been started to build a 
chapter house (the one now occupied being rented from 
the university) and success in the near future is expected. 

On May 4 the annual election of officers for the General 
Athletic Association took place, and, as is usual, was a 
momentous occasion. The respective tickets were repre- 
sented by red and yellow ribbons, and the scene would 
have made a county politician's heart beat "ragtime." 
Bro. L. D. Crenshaw was elected member of the advisor)' 
board by the second largest majority received. 

Bro. Susong has continued his record as a pitcher which 
he established last year. The baseball season this year has 
been the most successful that has been had here for years, 
having lost only four games out of twenty. Bro. Finlay 
will leave for Chicago on May 5, where he will represent 
the university in an oratorical contest Bro. Vaughan has 
resigned from college to accept an offer in Mexico. Beta 
Iota extends best wishes for a pleasant Summer and we 
hope to meet lots of Deltas at Jamestown and at Chicago in 
August J. S. Easley. 


Things have been moving at Colorado since Beta Kappa's 
last letter was written. 

The Delta Chapters 525 

On the evening of April 13 the Young Men's and Young 
Women's Christian associations held their annual "county 
fair." Each fraternity represented here took charge of a 
booth in the big tent. Beta Kappa presented the "Third 
Annual Spasm of Ketchum and Skinem's Great Side Show." 
It took remarkably well. 

Junior Week, beginning April 13 and closing April 19, 
was a great success. The banquet and prom especially 
will be pleasantly remembered for a long time. 

Following Junior Week came the national biennial con- 
vention of Delta Gamma, which was held in Boulder, April 
23, 24, 25 and 26. The reception and dance given by Phi, 
the local chapter, was by far the prettiest, as well as one 
of the most enjoyable affairs ever given at the university, 
while the receptions tendered to Delta Gamma by Phi Delta 
Theta, Beta Theta Pi, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi, 
Chi Omega and Sigma Alpha Epsilon were equally success- 
ful. The fraternities that did not entertain in honor of 
Delta Gamma gave up their houses for the accommodation 
of the visiting delegates. The Pan-Hellenic Qub of Den- 
ver added the finishing touch in the form of a pretty lunch- 
eon at the Adams. 

Bro. Thos. A. Nixon has been appointed manager of 
High School Day for 1907. On this day, May 11, all the 
high schools of the state compete with each other in a 
track meet and oratorical contest. Inasmuch as there will 
be about three thousand guests to take care of, the position 
of manager carries considerable responsibility. 

Bro. Russell H. Nichols, '09, has resigned his position 
of college editor of the Silver and Gold, and Bro. Ralph L. 
Carr, '10, has been appointed to fill his place. 

Bro. Chas. Platner, '10, has left school and will try his 
luck in Goldfield, Nev. 

526 The Rainbow 

Rev. H. N. Wilson, Beta Kappa, '91, paid us a short 
visit during the latter part of April, and we were cer- 
tainly glad to have him with us again. Bro. Wilson has 
accepted a call from the First Presbyterian Church, of SL 
Paul, Minn. 

We also had the pleasure of entertaining Bro. Van Pet- 
ten one Sunday in April. We are beginning to be pretty 
well acquainted with Bro. Van Petten, but we could stand 
to see a lot more of him. 

Here's hoping we will all meet at the Kamea this Sum- 
mer. H. W. Clatworthv. 


The past few weeks have been quite active ones at Lehigh. 
The baseball team has made a fair record thus far. Out 
of six games, Lehigh has won four. The only ones lost 
were to Pennsylvania and Dickinson, both by narrow mar- 
gins. Bro. Barker is one of the regular pitchers. The 
lacrosse team has not so enviable a record. Two games 
have been won, two championship games were lost — to 
Johns Hopkins and to Stevens — and one tied with Harvard. 
Our relay team took fourth place at the Pennsylvania meet 

The annual show of the Mustard and Cheese Dramatic 
Association, "All in a Dormitory," was a decided success. 
The association has made arrangements to take a short trip. 
Two of the chapter were in the show, and Bro. Thomas 
is business manager. The Musical Association gave a con- 
cert at Pottsville. Beta Lambda was represented in the 
mandolin club and in the banjo club. 

A joint meeting of the mining engineering societies of 
Columbia, Lafayette, and Lehigh was held here on the 26th 
of April. On the 27th the members made an inspection 

The Delta Chapters 527 

trip through Bethlehem Steel, New Jersey Zinc, Thomas 
Iron, and the Atlas Cement plants. 

Beta Lambda has had visits from Bros. Corcran and 
Wood, of Omega ; Fabian and Chisolm, of Gamma Epsilon, 
and Bancroft, of Beta Nu. We cannot be strong enough 
in our invitation for all wandering Delts who pass through 
Bethlehem to drop in on Beta Lambda at 239 Church 
street. G. L. Spratley. 


'Mid the din and roar of the Kamea bombs, it is hard 
to concentrate our minds upon anything else but that. 
However, there are twenty-one of us in Beta Mu still alive 
and kicking. March 11 we initiated five new men, and 
brought into the fold of the Purple, White and Gold, Bros. 
Ralph Cushman Shattuck, '07, Maynard, Mass.; Edwin 
Henry Hanson, '10, Brockton, Mass.; Prentice Manning 
Hatch, '10, Brookline, Mass.; Elmo Douglas MacCurdy, 
'10, Dorchester, Mass.; Prentice Williams Towsley, '10, 
Washington, Vt 

With a decisive victory over Dartmouth's crack basket- 
ball team, the season ended with a brilliant record for the 
team, and, in recognition of the good work, T's were granted 
to seven men. Bros. Dwelly and Getchell were two of 
the fortunate ones. The fencing team showed up remark- 
ably well and won bouts from both Harbard and Tech. 
Bro. Todd did his share in them all. 

With a baseball team consisting mostly of freshmen, it 
is difficult to tell what will be the outcome in the long run, 
but we are hoping for the best. Games have been ar- 
ranged with Williams and Alabama, two new arrivals on 
our schedule. 

528 The Rainbow 

The joint concert with Brown held in the chapel, April 
18th, was a musical success and served as a strengthening 
bond of friendship between the two colleges from distant 
hills. Bro. Mergendahl was chairman on the committee 
of arrangements for the dance that followed the concert 

On March 7 the Tau Epsilon Sigma sorority, a local 
here, entered the national sorority. Alpha Xi Delta. 

Our guest book is still doing business at the old stand. 
Bros. Scott and Hawes, of Gamma Gamma, have given us 
two visits, which we enjoyed as much as we hope they did. 
Bro. Rowe, from Cornell, was on deck during his Easter 
vacation. We were also fortunate in getting the sig^tures 
of Bros. Watson, Clarke and Morrill, from Beta Chi, who 
were here during the joint concert with Brown. 

Bros. Richards, York and Allan have learned their way 
to the hill, and we hope they will find the trail again be- 
fore long. Bro. Fogg, '06, was here for a day, getting a 
look at our new men. What a hand-shake it would be if 
we could only grip the hand of our new brothers of Gamma 
Lambda, so that they might feel the hearty welcome that 
we have for them. 

Looking forward to the return of seventeen actives next 
Fall, we close by extending the grip of welcome to every 
passing Delt. C. H. Getchell. 



This letter finds Beta Nu recovering from the eflFects 
of Jtmior Week, which was a grand success all around. 
Following the custom started last year, we gave a house 
party, which was not surpassed by any fraternity at the in- 
stitute. The usual order of events took place, including 

The Delta Chapters 529 

the Spring concert of the musical clubs, the Tech show, and 
the Junior prom ; ending the week by a very successful auto 
trip to the old Wayside Inn, at Sudbury. In the show 
we were well represented by Bros. Belden, Shaw and Qev- 
erdon, Bro. Belden taking a leading part. 

The house has been well overhauled and repaired this 
Spring, so that we are in good shape to start next year's 

Since the last Rainbow letter, we have initiated into our 
mysteries Bros. B. Edwin Hutchinson, of Chicago; Keyes 
C. Gaynor, of Sioux City, and L. Osborne French, of Mil- 
waukee, increasing our membership to twenty-six. 

The growing intimacy between Beta Nu and Gamma 
Gamma is quite noticeable, much to our delight and satis- 
faction. We believe that such intimacy should be promoted, 
especially among the New England chapters, and we' are 
always ready to extend as good as we enjoy ourselves to 
visiting brothers. Gamma Zeta is also well represented 
in our guest book, and we sincerely hope that some of us 
in the near future may be able to return these visits. 

In athletics, Tech is growing stronger every year and 
is steadily increasing her scope. On the track we are rep- 
resented by Bro. Gram, who is one of the fastest runners 
at the institute. Ernest Whitten. 


This letter finds Beta Xi preparing for Spring exams., 
wiA most of the pleasures of the Winter over. 

The final alumni banquet of the year was held on April 
26. It was pronounced by all present to be the most pleas- 
ing and frolicsome banquet they had ever attended. A 
string band was called in, which produced some very lively 

530 The Rainbow 

music, and the choruses rang out, rendered by the lusty 
voices of the brethren. We concluded with the Choctaw 
walk-round, and, considering the length of the banquet, 
the forty brothers present accomplished it with a great deal 
of grace. 

A week later we took our four pledges out sailing, and 
over to a resort for dinner. The whole chapter and the 
alumni are very much taken with these goats, and we ex- 
pect to make the best kind of Delts out of them. 

Tulane put out an excellent track team this year, and, 
in the recent S. A. A. U. meet, broke three Southern rec- 
ords: for the mile, half-mile and low hurdles. 

The Tulane annual for this year is just out, and the 
Delts are the authors of several of its sketches and draw- 
ings. It is an excellent book and will rank with the best 
annuals of the year. 

The Junior prom will be danced soon, and, as we have 
Bro. Monrose on the committee, and, as most of the chap- 
ter will attend, it will no doubt be a most enjoyable affair. 

In closing we will say the same old thing with the same 
old sincerity; that we hope to catch any Deltas wandering 
this way. David Chaille. 


The Spring term has seen Cornell very active in athletics. 
The crews are working daily on the lake, and, as usual, we 
are confident of a good showing at Poughkeepsie. The 
baseball team had a successful Southern trip, and has not 
lost a scheduled game since. We are hoping for the cham- 
pionship this year. The track outlook is doubtful, owing 
to the loss of several good men, and the admission of Michi- 
gan to the intercollegiates, but we are trusting to Jack Moak- 

The Delta Chapters 531 

ley for having a winning team at Cambridge May 31. The 
lacrosse team is tmdefeated, and everything points to a 
successful year. 

We are glad to announce the re-establishment of the 
freshman banquet, which has long been a popular Cornell 
custom. Last year the banquet was set aside by the faculty. 
This year, however, through the efforts of the freshman 
banquet committee and the upper classes, the faculty con- 
sented to its revival in a modified form. In place of the 
old indiscriminate rushing and hazing, an organized rush 
was instituted, the classes rushing in squads of thirty. 
There were rules regulating the capture of freshmen, which 
were enforced by appointed marshals. The usual parade 
in costume was held after the rush. 

Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, were set apart 
for the celebration of the one himdredth anniversary of 
the birth of Ezra Cornell, founder of the university. Owing 
to bad weather, the celebration could not be held out of 
doors, as intended, but exercises were held in the armory, 
at which addresses were made by Hon. Andrew D. White, 
first president of the university; Gov. Hughes, and several 
other prominent Comellians. Mr. Andrew Camepe was 
unable to be present, owing to illness, and his speech was 
read by Judge Charles H. Blood, of Ithaca, Cornell, '88. 

In the Fraternity we have had our usual social stunts, 
among them two dinner parties. At one we entertained 
members of the faculty and their wives ; the other, at which 
were a few townspeople, was followed by bridge and danc- 
ing. Both were very enjoyable occasions. Recently we 
enjoyed a "21" party, given by the brothers who had just 
jeached that age. The Dutch eats were good. 

Since the last Rainbow, Bro. Charlie Robinson was ap- 

532 The Rainbow 

pointed to the freshman banquet committee, and was elected 
to Phi Delta Phi. 

Beta Omicron will be in pretty good shape for rushing 
next Fall. We lose but seven by graduation, and, barring 
accidents, should have twenty-four actives as a nucleus. 
Besides, we have two men from Cascadilla School, and the 
brother of one of the fellows pledged. We wish, however, 
that any of the chapters knowing of men coming this way 
would give us information in advance. 

We recently enjoyed a very pleasant visit from Bro. H. 
S. Bonifield, Beta Omega, '02, and hope that any Delt com- 
ing this way would pay us a visit. Burt M. King. 


The occasion of the writing of this letter finds Beta Pi 
in very good circumstances. At the end of the first se- 
mester we lost Bro. Kean, who went to Illinois to take up 
engineering work, and Bro. Gray, who entered business. 
We are glad to welcome back Bros. Poutra and Nichol, 
after a semester's absence. 

We are very proud to be able to introduce to our brother 
Delts our two recent initiates, G. C. Baker, of Chicago, and 
J. Chester Carwardine, of La Salle, 111. Both these brothers 
were much desired by the other fraternities of the school. 
This brings our enrollment up to twenty actives. 

It seems certain that the faculty of the university will 
take some action in regard to the initiation of freshmen 
into the fraternities. Opinion as to what the ultimate ac- 
tion will be seems to vary. Even the members of the 
faculty are unable to agree upon any definite plan. Owing 
to the lack of dormitory accommodations, the freshmen 
can hardly be justly debarred from the privileges of 

The Delta Chapters 533 

the fraternities. The objection of the faculty is that a 
large percentage of fraternity freshmen leave school after 
their first year, presumably because of discouragement in 
their work, due to the influence of the fraternity life upon 
them before they become accustomed to the college life. 
It is the prevalent opinion that the rushing of the fresh- 
men cannot be stopped. Hence it seems likely that the 
fraternities will be allowed to rush and to pledge a man 
as soon as he comes upon the campus. He may live in 
the fraternity houses, but cannot be initiated until he has 
completed at least one semester of school work. What 
eflFect this will have upon the fraternities is hard to pre- 
dict, but it seems certain that it cannot work any disad- 
vantage to Beta Pi. If such a thing were possible, we 
should prefer having all pledging of freshmen delayed 
until the second semester, as we believe that with our alumni 
record we should be very fortunate in securing pledges. 

Bros. Snell, Hanna, Rommel and Ladd represented Beta 
Pi at the recent installation at Purdue. They have nothing 
but words of praise for our recently acquired brothers. 
Here is hoping that we may all have the pleasure of meet- 
ing them soon. 

Phi Delta Theta is the first fraternity at Northwestern 
to own its house. They recently purchased a fine home 
on Sherman avenue and Noyes street. Now that the ice 
is broken, it is quite likely that several more of the fra- 
ternities will either build or purchase homes in the near 

Beta Pi is well represented on the Spring athletic teams. 
She has three men, Bros. Poutra, Raymond and Nichol, on 
the baseball squad, and three, Bros. Cook, Hamilton and 
Raymond, on the track team. 

We are now in the midst of our inter-frat baseball sched- 

534 The Rainbow 

ule. Delta Tau has won all her games so far, and has Beta 
Theta Pi yet to play. The winner of this game will com- 
pete with Sigma Nu for the fraternity championship. In 
the basketball series Delta Tau won second place in her 

In a couple of weeks the fourth year men of the acad- 
emy will be released from the pledge which they took upon 
entering the school. This pledge binds them to refrain 
from all affiliations with the fraternities of the tmiversity. 
Those certain of g^duation are released from the pledge 
about May 1 each year. There are some very desirable 
men in the academy who will undoubtedly be rushed by 
many of the fraternities. We hope to pledge three or 
four of them. 

This is probably the last time that Beta Pi will have 
an opportunity to correspond with her sister chapters be- 
fore our great gathering next Summer at the Kamea. 
You have already been told about the plans of three local 
chapters for your entertainment the first night. Besides 
this, Beta Pi will have her house open to all visiting Delts 
■during Kamea week, and a visit from you will be greatly 
appreciated. Evanston is only a twenty-five minute ride on 
the Northwestern from the heart of the city. We hope 
that many of our visiting brothers will plan to make their 
headquarters with us. The hospitality of the house is 
yours for the asking. 

T. R. Johnston. 


With the coming of Spring, the last few months have 
been the most eventful ones in the college year. For 
the first time in years, the Cardinal has been victorious 

The Delta Chapters 535 

over Berkeley in baseball and tennis, and, while they 
won the freshman meet by a narrow margin, we won 
the intercollegiate in a hair-raising finish. With the 
meet half over, California led by thirty points, and when 
the relay was called we were even. 

A number of Coast records were broken, and in the 
pole vault, S. Lanagan came within seven-eighths of 
an inch of the world's record, and broke the former 
world's record, held by Dole of Stanford, by three inches. 
The last athletic event of the year was to have been the 
triangular regatta between the eights of Washington, 
California and Stanford, on April 28. 

Due to the rough weather and the fact that all three 
shells capsized, it was postponed until the following 
Monday. Washington, however, was unable to stay 
over, and California and Stanford rowed it off, Stanford 
winning by seven lengths. 

In order to decide the Coast championship the crew 
have arranged for a race to be held with Washington 
at Seattle, shortly after college closes. 

On March 23 the second meet of the Stanford Inter- 
scholastic Association was held here, with an entry list 
of thirty of the high schools and academies of the Coast 
from Seattle to Los Angeles. Since our last letter, 
Bro. Meredith has been forced to leave college on ac- 
count of his health, but expects to re-enter next semester. 

In the Junior farce, Bro. Bernard had a leading part, 
and Bro. Zimmer, who has lately come to us from Indi- 
ana, made his initial appearance. 

Bro. Zimmer has since been elected to Sword and 
Sandals, the upper class honorary dramatic society, and 

536 The Rainbow 

has an important part in the Senior farce, while Bro. 
Bernard is chairman of the committee. 

Although the Karnea comes at the very worst time 
of the year for us, in the midst of rushing season. Beta 
Rho will have at least one active present, and probably 

In closing I want to urge all Delts knowing of men 
who intend to enter here in August to write us about 
them at the earliest possible time. 

Walter H. Hill. 


Beta Tau faces the fast approaching commencement with 
inspired pride, regret and hope; proud in graduating such 
men as have done honor throughout their university careers 
to themselves, to their Fraternity, and to their college; 
regretting the loss of Bros. Drain, Little, Rine and Wil- 
son, and hoping that the rest of us, by the example and 
beneficial association of such men, may be graduated betimes 
with a proportionate degree of achieved success. 

The thirteenth annual banquet of Beta Tau chapter was 
held at the Lindell Hotel on the evening of April 20. The 
affair was one of which any Delt chapter might well be 
proud. As is fitting for our last, it was decreed the best 
ever and very approximate to the ideal. 

An annual Spring dance was held May 3. It was a 
strictly Delt party, and you will have to take our word 
for it that it was the most enjoyable function given in uni- 
versity circles since our last. 

The chapter has practically outgrown our old abode, and, 
not as yet being sufficiently on our feet to enable us to 

The Delta Chapters 537 

put up a home of our own, our leisure hours are spent 
in looking over available property for Fall rent. 

We sincerely wish to our sister chapters as successful 
a year as we have enjoyed, and hope that the year to come 
will flourish with as many profits and pleasures as have 
been ours. Hiland H. Wheeler, Jr. 


Like a bolt out of a clear sky came the news that "G" 
Huff, Illinois' famous baseball coach, had accepted an 
offer to become manager of the Boston Americans, and 
for several days the gloom was impenetrable. Mr. Huff 
has been an advocate, and most particular, of clean ath- 
letics, and, with him at the head, Illinois' athletic future 
seemed most brilliant. But just as the gloom was thick- 
est, it was learned that "G" would return to his alma 
mater, so the mourning was turned into a welcome home 
almost in the same breath. 

A house party on May 3, and the Senior ball gave 
tinges of color to this semester's work. Bros. Steely 
and Liese, of Danville, were here for the former event, 
and their wives chaperoned. 

This year the chapter bids farewell to three grave old 
Seniors, Bros, Kendall and Welch graduating from the 
mechanical engineering department, and Bro. Chester 
from the "ag" school. Bro. Bennett, who came back 
for a second whirl at electrical engineering, has left again. 
There are two reasons advanced for his departure; one 
is that he is to take up an excellent position in Chicago. 
The other, a girl. 

Nearly the entire chapter were fortunate enough to 
attend the installation of Gamma Lambda chapter at 

538 The Rainbow 

Purdue. We were agreeably surprised at the environ- 
ments of the Coterie boys themselves. The whole pro- 
ceeding acted as a tonic to us. The spirit of the baby 
chapter is especially commendable. 

Thanks to our excellent organ, The Rainbow, a long 
lost brother, whose name was brought to our notice in 
the chapter letter of Beta Tau, was found in the person 
of C. J. Bills, of Lincoln, Neb. It seems that Bro. Bills 
is another of the initiates of the 70s, whose names were 
never recorded. However, we lost no time in claiming 

In order to insure a larger delegation of alumni at the 
Karnea than ever before, a beefsteak dinner is being 
arranged for Monday evening, August 26. The affair 
will be informal, and will be for the purpose of making 
every Beta Upsilon man acquainted with the active chap- 
ter and their prospects. The place will be announced 
later. It goes without saying that every "active" will 
be at the Karnea, and we appeal to the alumni to make 
our aggregation the largest there. 

The chapter will be in excellent condition the coming 
Fall. Seventeen old men may be counted on to return, 
and we already have six pledges of '11 to help out in the 
rushing. So when the chapter disbands it will be with 
the comforting feeling that a rosy year is in store. 

R. S. Arthur. 


The school year draws near its close, and with it comes 
the end of the pleasures of the active Delt life until Septem- 
ber shall come to join us once more in a big happy family. 

With the many troubles incident to the closing of the 

The Delta Chapters 539 

college term, come also many of the joys, for the Spring 
term here is always filled with fraternity, society and class 
outings, and good fellowship is the rule of the season. 
There are the class dances and picnics, most important of 
which is the Senior prom, which will be presided over by 
Bro. Cooper, as president of the Senior class; the sorority 
parties, which are usually the preamble of the fall rush- 
ing season; the society dances, wherein the non- fraternity 
man plays the active part; and last, but not least, the fra- 
ternity dances, which close the fraternal social life for the 
year. Beta Phi will entertain with a picnic and dance at 
Buckeye Lake on May 24. 

We will lose a good many men at the end of this term 
by g^duation or by change of college, but withal our 
coming rushing season looks bright, for there are many 
good men in prospect to take up the work so well done 
by those about to leave. Bro. Powell will leave for Japan 
this Summer, to take up teaching in the Japanese schools. 

Bro. Cooper was but recently initiated Sigma Xi. Dur- 
ing the past term, there has been a phenomenal outburst 
of societies around the university, but many of them are 
even now on the wane. One of the best of these is the 
Sphinx, a Senior society. Others are the Transit, a Junior 
civil engineering society, and the Bucket and Dipper, also 
a Junior society. 

A new fraternity also has been formed. It is the Alpha 
Psi, and its membership is limited to the College of Veterin- 
ary Medicine. Although at present almost local in char- 
acter, this new fraternity has extended rapidly, and is now 
to be found in some of the best vet schools in the country. 
The pin is diamond shaped and is worn with the long diam- 
eter vertical. The letters Alpha Psi appear in its center, 
and a horseshoe in the field at the bottom. 

540 The Rainbow 

The Ohio State track team is the leading factor in ath- 
letics here, and much is to be expected of it before the 
season is over. 

In a meet with Purdue University on May 7 our team 
came out losers by the close score of 56 to 61, with several 
points yet in dispute. Bro, Rothwell ran the 100-)rard, the 
220, the 440 and the last lap of the relay, winning all ex- 
cept the 100-yard, and even this was conceded him by his 
Purdue opponents, although the judges would not alter 
the place. Captained by Bro. Rothwell, our relay team took 
second place in the Philadelphia meet 

Our baseball team has gone to rack and ruin on account 
of the very stringent rules by which the players are bound 
and which do not give a man a fair show in athletic work. 

Beta Theta Pi and Delta Upsilon are building homes 
for occupancy in the Fall, and Sigma Nu and Phi Ddta 
Theta have purchased ready built properties. Beta Phi also 
hopes to report something along this line in the near future, 
but for the present we are to be found in the same old 
place, 169 W. 11th avenue. 

All are making preparations for the Kamea and are 
spreading the news broadcast, for we hope to have some 
little delegation in Chicago in August. 

Don Y. Geddes. 


Although what we now consider the next event of im- 
portance — ^Junior Week — ^will be a matter of history 
when we receive the June issue of The Rainbow, a word 
or two about that week of festivities, it seems, would 
not be entirely amiss. The week opens this year with 
a ball game with Columbia, and on the succeeding days 

The Delta Chapters 541 

the gayety assumes form in the way of the annual Musi- 
cal Club concert, followed by the usual informal dance, 
the Pi Kappa farce. The chapter has a theatre party, 
the Junior Jinx, and ends with the Junior "prom." The 
committee this year, on which we are represented by Bro. 
R. B. Clarke, '08, has spared no pains to make the week 
"the best ever," and the entire college is awaiting the 
coming of May 8, 9 and 10 with the pleasantest anticipa- 
tions. Beta Chi this year is preparing for a tea, to be 
given on the afternoon of May 9, and, with the hope 
that it will prove as successful as our former spreads 
have been, the boys are now making the most elabor- 
ate preparations. 

During the past term Bros. C. L. R. Grinnell, '08; 
Robert Coker, '09, and S. G. Blount, '10, left college to 
enter business. We are very sorry to lose them, but 
in their new line of work we wish them all success. In 
our ball team this year we have the greatest hopes; 
all the old men are back at their old positions with one 
exception, and, under the guidance of "Doc" Sexton, 
we hope to have a "nine" that will have to be reckoned 
with in the race for the championship. So far they 
have played fine ball, having won from Wesleyan, Tufts, 
Maine, Vermont, Dartmouth and Carlisle. 

Since the last Rainbow there has been dedicated upon 
Brown's athletic field a new field house, the gift of Mr. 
Edgar L. Marston, of New York. This, for Brown, 
fills a long felt need, and, with this addition, we now 
feel better able to entertain our visiting teams and to 
afford more spacious quarters for our own athletes. 

For commencement week this year, Beta Chi was for- 
tunate enough to secure a most desirable stand on the 


542 The Rainbow 

front campus for her class day spread, and we hope that 

again the visitors will have to remark: "The best stand 

along the row." 

Ernest M. Watson. 

BETA FSI— No Letter. 


Since our last Rainbow letter, the Spring athletic events 
— the intercollegiate baseball series, tennis, the track 
meet, and the boat races — have come and gone. The 
first two baseball games resulted in a break, Stanford 
winning the first, 1 — 0, and California the second, 3 — 0. 
Stanford got two runs in the ninth inning of the third 
game, after there were two outs, bringing the score to 
2 — 1 in her favor, thus winning the series. In tennis, 
California won the first singles. Stanford won the sec- 
ond singles and the doubles. Stanford won the field 
meet, 66 — 67. The regatta was scheduled for April 
27, but proved a good deal of a fiasco, as the water was 
so rough that the shells of the three competing uni- 
versities were swamped before they had come half their 
course. The University of Washington crew had to 
leave immediately for home, but the crews of California 
and Stanford held a race the following Monday. Stan- 
ford won (by several lengths) and therefore will be the one 
to go north and pull against the Washington crew on Lake 
Washington next summer. The freshman race was 
called after almost everybody had gone home. Stan- 
ford won. We chartered a launch from San Francisco 
for the occasion, and, although we did not see any race, 
had a fine time. 

The Delta Chapters 543 

Although the regents of the university failed to get 
the appropriation from the legislature that they desired, 
they have decided to start work at once on the Doe 
library, constructing it in such a way that wings can 
be added later if money is voted for that purpose. It is 
to be of granite and in keeping with the plans for the 
greater university. 

Sigma Nu has begun a new house nearly opposite 
ours. Their old house is to be a theological seminary 
next year. The latest arrival in sorority circles is Delta 
Gamma, it having established Gamma chapter here about 
the middle of April. 

Bro. Sam Weston has taken out a leave of absence from 
the College of Agriculture, and is at present engaged 
in his chosen line of work on his father's ranch in Santa 
Clara county. We have pledged two likely preps, George 
Radford and Lester Thompson, both of San Francisco. 

We are now in the midst of the final examinations. 
They are always something of an anxiety, but there are 
none of our men but are anticipating making the required 
eight hours. We lose four men— Bros. Van Sant, 
Wright, Perry and Weston — ^by graduation. Bro. Phil- 
lips, '09, expects to be absent from college next year. 

We are planning to give a reception to about four 
hundred guests class day, May 14. Our four Seniors 
are actively interested in the Senior extravaganza. Bro. 
Van Sant is managing it, Bro. Weston is property man, 
and Bros. Wright and Perry are in the cast. 

At the Karnea we expect to be represented by Bros. 
Van Sant, '07, and Radford, '08. A number of local 
alumni expect to attend, as may also two or three of 
our actives other than our delegates, although the Kar- 

544 The Rainbow 


nea, unfortunately for us, comes just after the beginning 
of the Fall term, when rushing is at its height 

Since the last letter we have enjoyed visits from Bros. 
Herrick, of Beta Upsilon ; Ronk, of Nu ; Fleet, of Gamma 
Alpha; Schneider, of Beta Upsilon; Baker, of Chi, and 
many of our Stanford adelphoi. 

Frederick F. Thomas« Jr. 


At the opening of the Spring quarter. Gamma Alpha 
found itself with an enrollment of fifteen members. Bro. 
Clarke Steinbeck graduated at the close of the Winter 
term, while Bros. Pollock and Hunt dropped out to go 
into business. We will probably lose two more actives 
by graduation in June, Bros. McCarthy and Dunn. At 
present we have five pledges, one of whom is in the 
university and four of whom will enter college in the 
Fall. Weekly rushing parties are now being held, and 
we expect to have a strong bunch of pledges at the open- 
ing of the Fall term. 

Two chapter house informals and one birthday party 
make up our social schedule for the Spring quarter. 
May 13 is the anniversary of the installation of our 
chapter, and at the date of writing we are endeavor- 
ing to reach all of our alumni and induce them to 
be present at a dinner and smoker. We hope diat this 
occasion will serve a triple purpose — to arouse and in- 
crease the interest in the Fraternity, the chapter, and 
the Karnea. 

One of the great events of the year at Chicago, the 
presentation of the Blackfriars' comic opera, is to take 
place on May 10 and 11. The play this year is called 

The Delta Chapters 545 

"Sure Enough Segregation," and the entire production 
is written and staged by members of the university and 
of the Blackfriars' Club. Most of the fraternities are 
always represented in this activity, and a great deal of 
interest is taken in it throughout the city. Bros. Bliss, 
Trimble, and Qifford James are in the chorus of this 
year's play. 

Gamma Alpha is well represented in Spring athletics. 
Bro. Fred Walker will hold down the pitcher's box for 
the varsity team, while Bro. Garrett and pledged man 
Page are members of the freshman track and baseball 
teams. Prospects are bright here for a good baseball 
season and a possible championship in the conference 

We are looking forward with no little excitement 
and pleasure toward the Kamea, and, together with 
Beta Pi and Gamma Beta, are making great plans to 
aid in making it a grand success. 

To say that we hope to see you all in Chicago during 
those four August days would be useless. You must 
take it for granted. 

Charles B. Jordan. 



The Spring term opened on April 1, and found only 
twenty of us back in school, Bro. Sweet having gone to 
California for his health and Bro. Meek leaving school 
to go into business. During the second week Brother 
Root left for a tour of Russia; so that our present ac- 
tives number only nineteen. We have three pledges, 
two of whom will be initiated at our Spring initiation 

546 The Rainbow 

on May 10. We hope to have two or three more pledges 
by that time. 

Just before school closed last term we signed a new 
lease on our house, so that for a while this term we were 
very much torn up, owing to the redecoration and re- 
pairs. Now, however, we are in good shape and anxious 
to have visitors. 

On Thursday of last week the glee and mandolin 
clubs gave their first concert this year in Armour Mis- 
sion. The clubs are well trained, and gave their num- 
bers in fine style, so that the concert was greatly enjoyed. 
Bro. E. H. Ellett, Jr., is manager of these clubs, and 
Bro. Kilkenney is leader of the glee dub. 

On Friday, April 26, Gamma Beta gave her first 
formal dance for three years. The Chicago Beach Hotel 
served as an excellent place for the occasion. Bro. C. 
A. Lawrence furnished the music and satisfied us as only 
he can satisfy. 

Athletics have been held back this Spring, to a great 
extent, on account of the cold weather, but lately the 
boys have been getting busy, so that we expect to have 
quite a successful season. The baseball team has al- 
ready won two or three important games, and the track 
team is rounding into shape, so that they will, no doubt, 
do the same. Bro. Niestadt plays shortstop on the base- 
ball team, and Bro. Ellett is a member of the track 

Our anniversary celebration is on May 10, so that we 
hope to have lots to do after initiation. We expect to 
go to the theatre and then end up the evening with a 
banquet. That is the usual program. 

The second annual Junior Week at Armour begins 
on Monday, May 13. This was a week of good times 

The Delta Chapters 547 

last year, so that this year it should be at least that. 
The awful contest between the '08 class and math takes 
place on Tuesday. The week ends with the Junior class 
dance at the Lakeside Club on Friday, May 17. 

Now that we are settled again in our old quarters at 
3343 Wabash avenue, we are looking for any Delts that 
may come this way, and extend them a hearty invitation 
to make this their headquarters while in the city. 

Donald D. Dick. 


In the closing letter of the college year, Gamma Gamma 
takes great pleasure in introducing to her sister chapters 
the ten men whom we took from the other fraternities at 
Dartmouth, on March 19. The men are: N. N. Prentiss, 
Cambridge, Mass.; L. T. Allan, Dorchester, Mass.; C. F. 
Scott and M. C. Taylor, Worcester, Mass.; H. V. Hyde, 
Lynn, Mass.; E. M. Steward, Chicago, 111.; W. W. Dud- 
ley, Wayland, Mass. ; B. A. Williams, Jackson, O., and W. 
B. Knapp, Stoneham, Mass. The annual initiation ban- 
quet was a most enjo3rable affair, and the visiting Delts from 
Wesleyan, Tufts and M. I. T. reported a good time. We 
only wish the chance came oftener. 

Things are beginning "to liven up" at Dartmouth after 
our long hard Winter. With baseball, track and Spring 
practice in football under way, there seems to be no excuse 
for lack of exercise. Of course, Dartmouth's varsity base- 
ball needs no comment. We hope to come out with a fine 
record. The interfratemity baseball series starts soon, and 
Gamma Gamma hopes to land the championship, as in past 
years.. The Sophomore and freshman teams are already 
at work for their series. The track team with two Delt 

548 The Rainbow 

members has Harvard to conq>ete with on May 4, and the 
N. E. I. A. A. championship meet on May 25. Dartmouth 
holds her annual preparatory meet in Hanover on May 
18, and we hope to get lines on some new men for next 

Junior prom week, the one social event of the college 
year, comes on May 22, 23 and 24. With two or three 
baseball games, a light opera, and the play of the dramatic 
club, the days (and nights) promise to be busy ones. The 
Junior prom comes the night of the 24th. Gamma Gamma 
is to have a house party for the benefit of visiting ''sisters 
and cousins" during the week, and expects to have her 
annual dance the evening of the 23rd. 

In the various branches of college activity, such as dra- 
matics, the musical dubs, and the magazine board, the 
chapter is well represented, and has passed a very pros- 
perous year. 

Those of us who had the wherewithal went to the East- 
em Division Conference and came back with a renewal 
of all the Delt spirit we ever possessed. 

In closing, we ask to be told of any likely "Peanes" 
who expect to enter "Old Dartmouth" next Fall, with full 
details as to geneology, etc. We'll do the rest! 

Best wishes to all brothers go with our most cordial in- 
vitation "to drop in." Well be at the Kamea, even if we 
are a long way away. Arthur C. White. 


Gamma Delta has acquired a new member, whom she 
wishes to introduce to the Greek world. Bro. Findlayson, 
of the class of 1909, is that member, and already he an- 
swers promptly to the name of "Scotchy," which was unan- 

The Delta Chapters 549 

imously decided upon for him. He hails from Sistersville, 
W. Va. 

Baseball is the latest of current topics, since Spring has 
given us weather that will allow of practice. For a while 
it looked like our manager had given us a rain schedule 
instead of one for baseball. Three of our first four games 
were canceled on account of rain, and the fourth was played 
on a day too cold to bring out a crowd. Luckily that game 
was a pitcher's battle. Our representation in the national 
game is reduced to one man, owing to the graduation of 
Bro. "J"^" Gronninger last year. But "J""" ^s not out 
of the game, even though his name does appear on the 
directory of the Morgantown Bar. He lives here at the 
house with us, and is just as enthusiastic as the freshmen. 
His dignity, however, returns when our athletic field is 
mentioned. His reputation is at stake, and as leader of 
the "Anvil Chorus" he cannot permit such a chance for a 
recital to pass without notice. 

Our athletic field is a source of discouragement to every 
student. Several unsuccessful attempts have been made 
to drain it, and enough money spent to buy and prepare 
a new one. The fault seems to be with the superintend- 
ent of grounds, who, by the way, is a mechanical engineer. 
He is attempting to drain a clay soil with semi-vitrified 
tiles laid in rows ten feet apart, and beneath a foot of soil. 
It may be interesting to know that in laying the tiles, the 
laborers tamped the earth over them, and now water stands 
in the little troughs when the remainder of the field is free. 

To return to our men in athletics, Bro. Gronninger was 
elected coach of the 1907 baseball team, and he is very 
popular with the candidates. He has good material in the 
new men, and there is no reason why he should not pick 
a winning team. 

550 The Rainbpw 

Bro. Strickler, despite his previous good work and his evi- 
dent superiority to all who have tried out at short this year, 
has not been given a place on the team. We feel sure 
that Bro. Gronninger will soon realize that his duty as coach 
demands recognition of Bro. Strickler's playing, even 
though little minds will think, and the correspondingly loud 
voices babble, that it is due to fraternity relationship. 

Bro. Strickler is one of the few good athletes who shine 
as students. He is the holder of the Rhodes scholarship 
to Oxford, having very successfully passed the examina- 
tions held in February last His advanced work here will 
doubtless be recognized and he will be given credit for it, 
since one of the requirements of the scholarship is that its 
holder be at least a Sophomore in collie, and Bro. Strick- 
ler is a Senior. 

Bro. Baumgartner came within one game of making his 
W. V. in basketball, having been called into the game in 
the middle of the season. He was captain and foreward 
of the "crack" Sophomore team which in its freshman year 
was class champion, having lost not a single game. 

It is with sincere regret that we announce the loss of 
two of our actives. Bro. Peebles leaves on April 30 for 
New York, whence he sails on May 2 for Italy, and later 
expects to tour the Continent His mother's health de- 
manded a temporary change of climate, and "Bob" is to 
be her companion. We wish him a quiet crossing and a 
pleasant sojourn. Bro. Fortney is our other loss. He has 
completed his work for the degree of B. S. C. E., and, 
through the influence of friends, has secured a position 
with the government on the Ohio River survey. He will 
be stationed for the present in Pittsburg. It is his in- 
tention to secure, if possible, a transfer to the Panama 

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Gmal, in which kind of work he is experienced and par- 
ticularly interested. 

Friday night, April 26, was the date of the last debate 
of the W. V. U. teams. On that night W. V. U. debated 
the College of the City of New York on the affirmative 
side of "Resolved, that the United States should annex 
Cuba." The decision of the judges was two to one against 
W. V. U., but it is claimed that the sentiment of the audience 
at large was decidedly with us. This is always claimed for 
the losers, and is an honor empty enough to be tolerated 
in silence by the winners. 

Twice before we debated the same question, against 
Wooster on the negative, and against the Western Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania on the affirmative, winning both 

The point of especial interest to us is that Bro. Dayton 
was a leading factor in the successes. The fact that he 
had to prepare an entirely new set of arguments for the 
New York debate was quite a handicap to him. He had 
debated the negative at Wooster. 

It is a regrettable fact that we have received visits from 
only two men from other chapters this year. These men, 
Bros. Smith and Beaty, of Gamma Chapter, we have tried 
to treat with true West Virginia hospitality, and we hope 
they have been able to speak with favor to all Delts whom 
they know to be in our vicinity. We are off the trans- 
continental lines of trave!, which doubtless accounts for 
much of our lack of visitors. We will be very glad to 
entertain Delts when they are in Morgantown, and to find 
us, you need only inquire for the Delta Tau Delta house. 

Hubert E. Snyder. 

552 The Rainbow 


The question of a house of our own has come to be of 
the most vital interest to this chapter. At present the pros- 
pects for acquiring one seem most bright. Negotiations 
are now under way for the purchase of a suitable dwelling 
and we hope that when the next number of The Rainbow 
appears, it will contain an invitation from Gamma E{>silon 
to all Delts to attend our "house-warming." 

Fraternities at Columbia have been intensely concerned 
with the proposed formation of Pan-Hellenic rules that 
shall bind the various fraternities to keep one day for 
pledging and also restrict rushing. Nothing definite be- 
yond a formal date for pledge day has as yet been decided 
upon, and it is very doubtful because of the various con- 
flicting interests at Columbia, if anything more will be done 
in this field. 

In our own chapter, affairs have been progressing fa- 
mously. The annual dance, held last month, was entirely 
successful, due to efiicient management and the hearty sup- 
port of the chapter members. The dance was held at the 
Hotel St. Andrews, and will be remembered by all of us 
as one of the most enjoyable social events of the Winter. 
Pleasant recollections of the chapter tea also remain with 
us. The crowd that attended was a striking proof of our 
need for a larger house. "King," the chapter's dog, was 
one of the chief performers and was recompensed by im- 
mense quantities of eatables, much to his subsequent dis- 

Preparations for commencement are well tmder way, and 
Delta Tau Delta has no small share in the honors. Bro. 
Haskell was elected Valedictorian of the class, this making 
the second consecutive time that a Delt has been chosen to 

The Delta Chapters 668 

that honorary position at Columbia. Bro. Frank Hall is 
on the class day committee, and Bro. Chisholm has the 
pleasant duty of writing his class history. Bro. Gorren is 
to describe life at Camp Columbia, the Summer camp at 
which the science men suffer. 

Bro. Millet was recently elected to Tau Beta Pi and 
Sigma Xi, the science honorary fraternities. Bro. Fabian 
also received an election to Sigma Xi. Bro. Miller was 
elected editor of The Columbian. 

In the athletic line, Bro. Cheadle's prospects of making 
the varsity crew are very good, as he has rowed in the 
first boat for most of the Spring. Bro. McCullough rep- 
resented Delta Tau Delta on this year's very successful 
gym team. Bro. H. Hall is running on the varsity track 
squad, and won the 100-yard dash for 1909 in the inter- 
class championships. 

We intend to initiate P. B. Thomas, one of our pledged 
freshmen, next Monday night The approaching base- 
ball game between the odd and even classes in the chap- 
ter is being awaited with interest, and, as both sides se^m 
evenly matched, a good game is expected. 

The loss of our Seniors at the coming commencement 
will be deeply felt by every member of the chapter. It is 
they who have done the great work of keeping alive true 
fraternity spirit in Gamma Epsilon and instructing the 
younger members in the history and traditions of our Fra- 
ternity. Although their places will be taken by the other 
men, theirs is a loss, which in a certain sense can never 
be made up. We sincerely trust that they may decide 
to stay as near to us in the future as they have in the past. 

Burnet C. Tuthill. 


554 The Rainbow 


With the oncoming of Spring, activities at Wesleyan have 
taken a new zeal. The baseball and track teams are now 
hard at work on the field. Bro. Smith, our star first base- 
man and heavy hitter, was laid up at the close of the second 
game of the season with an abscess on the knee, but hopes 
to be in the game again shortly. 

The tmderclass banquets are now under preparation, 
Gamma Zeta being well represented on the respective com- 
mittees. The musical dubs have just returned from a trip 
through southern New England, where they met with much 
success. Our Junior Week is now close at hand, with 
all its house parties, dances, theatricals, tennis meets and 
ball games. Gamma Zeta has thrown herself open to a 
complete renovation in anticipation of the fair sex soon to 
crowd her rooms, when the cares of work will be thrown 
aside for levity and pleasure. 

We are all looking forward with pleasure to the Kamea, 
and hope to be well represented when Chicago falls before 
the Deltas. 

Each issue of The Rainbow is hailed with pleasure, 
and we feel much credit and thanks are due to Bro. Rogers, 
who, through this organ, binds our chapters so closely to- 

In closing, we extend the most hearty of welcomes to 
all Deltas who may at any time find it possible to visit 
us, and especially to our fifth anniversary celebration in 

Paul S. Hopkins. 

The Delta Chapters 555 



Since the last Rainbow went to press, Gamma Eta has 
enjoyed a period of unusual activity, entertaining the so- 
rorities, and in turn being entertained by them; box par- 
ties at the intercollegiate debates, and, what is perhaps more 
important, the increase in attendance and interest manifested 
at the regular meetings. 

On the evening of April 26 we gave a formal dance at 
Rancher's, which was quite the affair of the season. With 
it we bade adieu to the social whirl and settled down to 
better prepare ourselves for the finals. 

During the past few weeks we have been enlivened by 
the visit of a number of Delts from sister chapters, among 
those being Bro. Ziesing, from Beta Upsilon; Bros. Orvis 
and Smith, from Beta Omicron ; Bros. Roberts, Miller and 
Searles, from Gamma Zeta, and, last of all, dear old Bro. 
Zacharias, from Gamma, who remained with us a week. 

One hundred and ninety thousand dollars have already 
been subscribed to the $1,000,000 building fund of the 
university, and the scheme to make George Washington a 
truly national institution bids fair to succeed. 

We expect to lose but three men by graduation this 
Spring, and the prospects for commencing the new year 
with a strong chapter are very bright 

Gamma Eta will hold open house here during the entire 
Summer, and all Delts visiting the Jamestown Exposition 
are admonished to look us up. We are still at 1616 K. 

Good-bye until we see you at the Kamea. 

C. Louis Allen. 

556 The Rainbow 


At the close of the year Gamma Theta is taking account 
of stock and finding out her status for the coming year. 
We lose two men by graduation this year, Bro. Frank 
Brown, who has accepted a position as principal of the 
schools at Pachuca, Mex., and Bro. A. A. Nattier, who will 
probably work in his father's mercantile establishment at 
Neodosha, Kan. 

The following brothers have recently had experience widi 
the Delta Tau goat and are in a position to recommend it 
to the pledges who may have occasion to be thus enter- 
tained in years to come : Bro. Walter C Buckner, formerly 
of Pittsburg, Kan., but now of Alhambra, Cal., was initi- 
ated on the night of March 19. Bro. Buckner was in 
school a few years ago and was a member of the local 
Alpha Omega fraternity. Since March 19 the other boys 
to be initiated were Ralph T. O'Neil, of Osage City ; Harry 
S. Raymond, Overbrook; Lauren E. Conger, Wichita; 
Herbert A. Bailey, Gamett; Morris Simpson, Council 
Grove ; Arthur W. Cook, Williamsburg ; Kenneth Simmons, 
Baldwin ; Frank Nattier, Neodosha, and Harry Reid, War- 
rensburg. Mo. Of these new initiates, two are members 
of the present Sophomore and seven of the freshmen 

Baker University has suffered a great loss by the recent 
burning of the Rippey building, containing the gymnasinm, 
commercial, elocution, and art rooms, and the halls of the 
Pleidean, Promethean and Amphyctionian societies, and also 
the power plant The origin of the fire is unknown. How- 
ever, many believe it to have been caused by an explosion 
of natural gas. The loss to the university is about $60,000, 

The Delta Chapters 557 

besides heavy losses to the students m the destruction of 
the society halls, books and g3rmnasium equipments. 

However, the friends of the university are rallying 
grandly to her support, and the president announces that 
by next Fall we will be able to enjoy gymnasium privileges 
in the new building, plans for which have already been 
made. It is the intention to make it better and larger than 
the one destroyed. At the present writing about $32,000 
has been raised, including insurance, and subscriptions are 
coming in daily. 

One of the main features of school life at present de- 
manding much of the students' time is baseball. Our bas- 
ketball team won every game played and hence they can 
rightfully claim the championship of the Middle West, 
since they defeated all leading teams in the territory named. 
With such an example before them, the baseball squad is 
anxious to place their banner in the front rank, and thus 
far they have won eight out of ten games played. Gamma 
Theta is well represented on the team with Bro. Dilley as 
manager, Bros. "Walt" and "Pete" Lewis holding down 
first and second, and Cook and O'Neil in the outfield. Mr. 
Selby, of the Three I League, is doing fine work in capacity 
of coach, and expects much of the team. 

Prof. R. G. McCutchon, of the department of vocal music, 
recently gave his annual musical festival, which was one 
of the best musical feats ever given in Baker. The com- 
plete course consisted of five concerts, closing with the 
oratorio "Eli." Out of town people who assisted in the 
music were Arthur Middleton and Madam Myron, of Chi- 
cago ; Elmer K. Smith, of Des Moines, la., and Mrs. G. W. 
Parkhurst, of Topeka, Kan. Bro. Bert Mitchner was 
tenor soloist, and did fine work. 

In the two intercollegiate debates held this year. Baker 

658 The Rainbow 

was victorious in one and defeated in the other. Gamma 
Theta was represented on each debate in the persons of 
Bro. Boys, on the K. U. team, and Bro. McWilliams, on 
the Washburn team. The K. U. decision was adverse 
to Baker. 

Prof. J. J. Landsbury, of the musical department of Simp- 
son College, has been selected to conduct the department 
of piano music. Prof. Landsbury has had experience in 
musical circles, both in the United States and Germany, and 
is well qualified to give success in Baker. He is a member 
of the Alpha Tau fraternity. 

Gamma Theta is making preparations to send a strong 
delegation to the Kamea in Chicago the latter part of Au- 
gust. This will without doubt be one of the greatest func- 
tions in the history of the Fraternity, and we will make 
an extra effort to have a good company of alumni and active 
members present. We close, anxiously awaiting the good 
old Kamea time. Rob't H. McWilliams. 


At the writing of this letter everybody is busy. It is 
in the midst of the Spring term, and all have something 
to do; the Seniors are trying to graduate, and the others 
are trying to become Seniors, and all are busy having a 
good time. 

Perhaps the greatest feature of this term for Gamma 
Iota was the third anniversary celebration on April 4. At 
the six o'clock dinner, at the chapter house, covers were 
laid for twenty-five. For two hours the brothers feasted 
on the viands and good cheer. After the dinner came the 
dance at Colorado Hall, which was beautifully decorated 

The Delta Chapters 559 

with palms and the Fraternity colors. There were about 
forty-five couples, and they danced to a late hour. 

With the baseball season comes the inter-fraternity games. 
Gamma Iota has a team, and, so far, thanks to the interest 
taken by Bro. Buckley, captain, and Bro. Henkel, manager, 
it is still in the race. A cup will be presented to the win- 
ning team. Games have been played with Phi Gamma 
Delta and Chi Phi, and each time Delta Tau Delta has won. 

On April 27 the University of Texas took part in a dual 
track meet with Tulane at New Orleans. Texas won the 
meet with 67 points, against Tulane's 41. The most prom- 
inent feature of the meet was the 100-yard dash, in which 
Ramsdell, of Texas, made the record of 9 and 4/6 seconds. 
Vanderbilt was to have taken part in the meet, but with- 
drew. Bro. Bliem is the only man in the chapter who takes 
part in track work. He won several places in the class 
track meet. 

Gamma Iota will lose three men by graduation this year. 
Bro. Gamett will take a B.A. degree, Bro. Finley a C.E. 
degree, and Bro. Pope an LL.B. degree. Bro. Qaude 
Buckley recently stood the bar examination and passed. 

The chapter has received visits from Bros. A. Watkins, 
Beta Lambda, '99 ; Knight Rector, Beta Theta and Gamma 
Iota, '07 ; Dr. M. J. Bliem, Nu, '82, and C. T. Paul, Gamma 
Iota, '04. Bro. Paul made his first visit since leaving the 
chapter only several weeks after its installation. He sub- 
scribed for The Rainbow, and made two excellent dona- 
tions to the chapter. 

Gamma Iota will send a big delegation to the Kamea. 
Everybody is looking forward to it as the greatest event 
ever known in the history of Deltaism. J. E. Jones. 

560 The Rainbow 


It is with mingled pleasure and regret that Gamma Kappa 
watches the close of the second year of her existence draw 
near: with pleasure as we review the progress made since 
last September toward establishing a chapter of Delta Tau 
Delta here at Missouri worthy the name of such a frater- 
nity; with regret as we think of saying good-bye to our 
friends who, during the past nine months, have been so 
closely bound to us by fraternal ties. We have had a fine 
bunch of fellows this year, and we hope that fortune will 
not desert us in the future. 

Since my last letter, Gamma Kappa has pulled off her 
big social event of the year — the formal annual dance. 
Everyone voted our decorations the most elaborate that 
had yet been seen at Missouri, and, with due modesty, we 
^cannot dispute such unanimity of opinion. The event 
was certainly a success in every respect, and we only regret 
that there were not more Delts here to enjoy it 

The inter-high-school track meet of this state is held 
here May 4. We are expecting several thousand visitors, 
and these furnish a most desirable source from which to 
select new men for next year. I hope diat by the time this 
letter goes to press Gamma Kappa may have a fine bunch 
of freshmen picked out for next year. 

Speaking of new men, I had almost overlooked introduc- 
ing to you Bros. Cotton and Minton, of Kansas City, who 
entered the university the second semester. They are both 
athletes of repute, and we consider ourselves very fortunate 
to step in ahead of several other frats in securing these men. 

Thomas T. Railev. 

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"Baby" Gamma Lambda entered the ideal life of Delta 
Tau Delta on April 20 in a way and with a celebration 
not soon to be forgotten, we believe, by our visitors, and 
never to be forgotten by the forty men who were bom 
into the new existence. "It was like entering an old es- 
tablished chapter house," are the words to the same effect 
as those spoken by a member of the Arch Chapter during 
the afternoon. It certainly was like receiving brothers of 
long standing rather than brothers-to-be. One thing of 
which there is no doubt is that we have decided to make 
a practice of entertaining brother Deltas whenever we are 
privileged to do so. We have been so far somewhat suc- 
cessful, in that Bro. Gus Lueders of Beta Gamma was pre- 
vailed upon to spend a week with us following the installa- 
tion. His presence and good fellowship have acted to 
let us down to normal gradually, as opposed to a sudden 
sltrnip from the hilarious. Gamma Lambda's front door 
is a large one — Sherman Arter will testify to this — and there 
is a bit of room on the inside, so that we want every Delt 
to know that his home, when in this section of the country, 
is with Gamma Lambda, comer of Vine and Fowler avenues, 
W. La Fayette. 

The chapter has aflSliated Bro. Ray T. Fatout, Beta Zeta. 
It was through the untiring energy and correct knowledge 
of the Fratemity affairs of Bros. Fatout; Scott, Beta Psi, 
and Phillips, Beta Psi, that the Coterie was able to receive 
for the installation visiting Deltas in Delta fashion. 

While here with the Northwestem baseball team Friday, 
April 26, Bros. Ra}rmond and Poultra, of Beta Pi, made 
us a short, but very enjoyable, visit Since the installation, 
the degree has been conferred upon Ray E. Chambers, '09, 

562 The Rainbow 

of St. Thomas, Canada. He enjoys the distinction of 
being the first to receive the degree at the hands of the new 

There is much enthusiasm here regarding the Kamea, 
and it is expected that Ganmia Lambda will have a large 
representation there. Not alone for the Kamea itself, but 
also to show appreciation for the attendance upon the occa- 
sion of our installation of several of the members of the 
Arch Chapter. Frank A. Woodworth. 

Our Hollow Golden Square 

O'er the heart we pin this hollow square. 
The four sacred stars are tmming there. 
And the prophetic Crescent, all gilded bright, 
Sends forth its sacred light 
A predotts jewel 'twill ever be. 
This treasured badge of D. T. D.; 
Gentle reminder of our solemn vow 
When first we entered Delta Tau. 
A thing of beauty, we are proud to wear 
This little hollow, golden square. 

Harley D, Carpenter, Alpha. 


Beta Zeta. '81 




Things keep on doing in this little place in the usual 
lively fashion. We beat the March record of attendance 
at the April dinner, and kept up to it in May. But record 
attendance was lost sight of at the May dinner in the en- 
thusiasm of the launching of the presidential boom of 
CdL James B. Curtis, our fellow member, and formerly 
a member of the Indianapolis Alumni Chapter. It was 
far along in the night before the fellows finished saying 
things about Bro. Curtis, the nature of which can be 
best judged by the unanimous endorsement of his candi- 
dacy by the Chapter. We have long loved this Western 
brother for his uniform good nature, his loyalty and his 
habit of being ever ready to answer any call we have 
seen fit to make upon him. We found, however, that 
there were things yet to learn, and the eloquent speeches 
of Bros. Beale, Jones, Wells, Snider, Merrick, Hodgdon 
and others added much to strengthen the opinion of 
those present that "Curtis for President of Delta Tau 
Delta" was the cry that the whole Fraternity had been 
waiting for. 

We had heard much in the past few months about the 
Fraternity looking to New York for a candidate, and 
there had been little show of an intention on our part 
to comply with this very complimentary demand, but 
things were working slowly, and the action of the Chapter 

564 The Rainbow 

at the May meeting has met with such a response that 
we feel our work of selection has been well done. 

That the members of the New York Alumni Chapter, 
and other interested Delts might know more of Bro. 
Curtis, a circular letter, giving considerable interesting 
information has been sent out by the Chapter. The fol- 
lowing paragraphs are taken from this communication : 

"As an undergraduate, he was a member of Beta Zeta 
Chapter, Butler College. After graduation, he entered 
a law office in Indianapolis and became not only a leader 
of the Bar there, but quickly forged into a similar po- 
sition in social, military and political circles. He allied 
himself with the National Guard of Indiana and was a 
charter member of the famous Indianapolis Light Artil- 
lery, which he entered as a private and of which he be- 
came Captain at the end of one year. This organization 
became renowned in inter-state competitive drills, and in 
seventeen contests, in which it met the leading batteries of 
the United States, it was uniformly successful. Upon the 
declaration of war with Spain, it was the first volunteer 
organization ready for service, and it was recognized by 
the War Department as one of the few prepared to be 
sent to the front. It was included in the expedition to 
Porto Rico, where it served throughout and, for several 
months, after the war. Notwithstanding the fact that it 
went into the tropical climate in mid-summer under cir- 
cumstances anything but perfect and had in its ranks 
the largest number of men of any single organization in 
the service, it "mustered out," six months later, every 
man who had entered the service, showing the skill and 
care of the commanding officer in looking after the health 
and welfare of his men, which is the best evidence of 
an organizer or executive. At the end of the war, Capt. 

The Delta Alumni 666 

Curtis, as he had always been known, reorganized his 
battery, put it again into the National Guard of Indiana 
and retired, with the rank of colonel. 

"For a period of ten years he was a political leader in 
Indiana, being nominscted and elected a member of the 
Legislature in 1888, in which he served until 1895, being 
Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1893 to 
1895. In 1895, he was manager of his party's campaign 
as Chairman of the Committee for the City of Indiana- 
polis, and, at the conclusion of a triumphant campaign, 
he was appointed corporation counsel for the city, in 
which position he served until 1897, making a record for 
efficiency theretofore unknown in that office and dispos- 
ing of matters of grave concern to the welfare of the city. 

"Having long been urged by friends of influence to 
broaden his sphere of operation by locating in New 
York, and desiring to confine his energies to the work of 
his profession, immediately after the Spanish-American 
War he concluded to locate in New York, where he has 
been since 1899, and where he has a clientele equalled by 
few in the line of corporation work. Since coming here, 
he has formed social and financial alliances which cannot 
be surpassed. He has always been noted for his devotion 
to any work which he consents to undertake, and, having 
control of his time, as well as financial ability, he can 
be relied upon as probably the one person who might 
bring, to the Presidency of the Fraternity, full and dem- 
onstrated power as an executive, coupled with a position 
well established, a disposition to give to the work all the 
time that is necessary and ability to meet any expense 

"Col. Curtis consented to the use of his name only 
after mature deliberation and urgent demand from our 

666 The Rainbow 

Alumni Chapter. Those of us who were interested in 
inducing him to be a candidate feel that it would be an 
honor to the Fraternity to have such a man as President, 
and we know that he will give to the work unselfish 
devotion. Having induced him id permit the use of his 
name, we feel that every member of our Qiapter should 
leave nothing undone to procure his unanimous election." 
New York Delts had planned a big party for the 
Karnea before the matter of Bro. Curtis' candidacy came 
up, but now it is settled that the party will really go, 
and that it will be big in numbers and wild in enthus- 
iasm for Bro. Curtis and for Delta Tau Delta. Yes, all 
the shining oratorical lights will be with us, and we will 
have several past and present members of the Arch 
Chapter to give dignity to the entourage. And last, but 
not least by any means, we expect to bring our beloved 
townsman and brother, Dr. John L. N. Hunt 

W. L. McKay. 


At the annual banquet held a year ago at the Palace 
Hotel, it was prophesied that the next banquet would 
be at the Fairmont Hotel. This prophecy came true; 
for, on the evening of May the fourth, thirty enthusiastic 
Delts sat down to the prettiest and most successful ban- 
quet yet held in San Francisco in the banquet room of the 
magnificent new Fairmont. Though the attendance was 
only half what it was a year ago, there was no lack of 
spirit and enthusiasm ; and for the first time the halls of 
the Fairmont resounded to Delta songs and yells, and all 
that music and noise which only a crowd of Delts can 

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With the aid of the Kamea War Whoop an unusual 
amount of interest has been raised for the coming Kar- 
nea, and by the looks of things, California will have a 
fine showing when the "Boys of Delta Tau" meet in 
Chicago next August. All those who attended the last 
Karnea in New York will be present, and their glowing 
reports have induced several others to take the trip across 
the continent. 

Watch California. C. C. Ertz. 


Spring is in the air in Philadelphia, and the baseball 
season is on. About half of our association is going to 
begin strict training within the next week, and the other 
half is already taking vocal exercises morning and even- 
ing. This is to prepare for the great baseball game be- 
tween the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter and the Omega 
Chapter, which occurs once a year, just about this time 
of the year. I understand that Omega has been practis- 
ing regularly for the last month. 

The umpiring of Jim Wakefield was the feature of 
last year's contest, much to the gratification of Omega. 
Far be it from me to kick, but I think we will have to get 
King Maas over this year, to share the job with "Sunny" 
and keep him in order. 

Our April meeting was held at Hotel Colonnade during 
the last week of the month, and about twenty-five Delts 
passed a very enjoyable evening together. Our former 
president, Bro. Taltaval, was with us for the first time 
this year, his many absences being incidental to his mar- 
riage not very long ago. As he has now set a precedent. 


568 The Rainbow 

that although married, he may still be "in our midst'' 
once in a while, we expect to see more of him hereafter. 

No regular meeting was held in March. A special 
meeting was called, however, to pass resolutions of sor- 
row and bereavement on the occurrence of the death of 
our brother and dear friend, Arnott Richardson Foster, 
which took place March 22, 1907. His absence leaves a 
vacancy in our circle, and in our hearts, which many 
years will not fill. A. H. Miller. 


The second annual state banquet given under the aus- 
pices of the Indianapolis Alumni Association goes into 
the collection of memory's gems for those who "gathered 
round the banquet board" at the Commercial Qub of In- 
dianapolis on the evening of May 11th. There were 
ninety-four of us, old and young — ^twenty-four who wore 
the square badge previous to 1890 and ten who were 
initiated into beloved Delta Tau before 1880. 

It was fitting that the oldest, Judge John L. McMaster, 
Beta, '69, now president of our association, should be our 
toastmaster. From all appearances, he will be on hand 
with the same love and enthusiasm at many a Delta 
gathering yet to come — gray-haired, yes, but that doesn't 
matter. Among the other old timers were Alfred H. 
Johnson, Kappa '71, and Hervey B. Fatout, Beta Beta 
'71, both of Indianapolis; M. W. Phillips, BeU Psi '72, 
Gamma Lambda's "daddy," LaFayette, Ind.; O. H. 
Blacklidge, Beta Beta '73, Anderson Ind. ; J. W. Ditmars 
and P. D. LaGrange, both of Phi Prime '74, and now of 
Franklin, Indiana. 

The toasts were as follows : 

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"A Karaea War-Whoop," Dr. Frank Wieland, Chica- 
go; "The Fraternity Man Out of College," James P. 
Boyle, Indianapolis ; "Our Fraternity Policy," Dr. Edwin 
H. Hughes, Greencastle, Ind. ; "The 'Babies' at Purdue," 
M. W. Phillips, LaFayette, Ind.; "Character as a Basis 
for Credit," Brandt C. Downey, Indianapolis. 

'Nuff said as to the speeches. Every Delt knows what 
these names stand for on a toast list. Each of our five 
Indiana chapters also had its say, and Indiana active Delts 
can make the "old boys" look to their oratorical laurels. 

A resolution was introduced and unanimously adopted 
endorsing the candidacy for president of Delta Tau 
Delta of Capt. James B. Curtis, formerly of Indianapolis, 
now of New York City. 

With the speeches and songs, and yells for Delta Tau 
and for the various colleges, the evening passed only too 
swiftly, and Sunday morning found us executing with 
great glee the customary Choctaw Walk-Around, and 
promising each other to "see you at the Karnea." 

We are indeed pleased that "the powers that be" have 
seen fit to enter the fraternity circle at Purdue, pleased 
that Delta Tau has entered there under such favorable 
circumstances, pleased to take another chapter under our 
wing. May the best that is always attend the endeavors 
of Gamma Lambda ! 

The story of the installation and the banquet is re- 
corded on other pages; suffice it to say here that the 
Indianapolis Alumni Association furnished the oldest 
Delt present, Bro. Hervey B. Fatout, Beta Beta '71, and 
one Irish orator, Bro. "Jimmy" Boyle — ask anyone who 
was there about his toast. 

Delts who know Bro. Carl R. Loop, our former secre- 
tary, will realize our regret at his departure from In- 


570 The Rainbow 

dianapolis. He has entered the United States consular 
service at Winnipeg, Canada. He told us when he left 
that for us and for Delta Tau he "always done his 
damnedest." So he did — ^we knew it before he told us — 
and we love him for it. 

Those Kamea-like noises from Chicago listen well. 
Of course, we'll be there. 

Harvey D. Trimble. 


The Boston Alumni Chapter is now preparing for the 
all New England Spring banquet, which will take place 
now within a short time. We have added to our rolls 
several men from Wesleyan, which has helped us some 
in our enrollment. We think that the time is coming 
when Boston will be a much larger center for Delts than 
it has been in the past. The newly added chapters in 
New England are continually contributing to our mem- 
bership, and we hope to have an enrollment of fifty with- 
in the next two years. 

We have come to a point where we feel that it is time 
to establish a weekly meeting place for lunch or dinner 
for any of the chapter who happen to be in that vicinity 
at the time. This is not to be in the form of a banquet, 
but simply a general meeting place where Delts can 
gather for a friendly chat without interfering with their 
time or business. We hope that this will prove a suc- 
cess. Our banquets are not as well attended as we would 
wish them, but we always have enough present to 
awaken enthusiasm and create interest in our growth. 

Frank S. Elliott. 

The DelU Alumni 671 


Our association pursues the even tenor of its way. 
Our monthly dinners have been well attended. A new 
feature is the Saturday noon lunch club which meets 
every Saturday. 

The May dinner was largely attended and much en- 
thusiasm for the celebration of the twenty-fifth anniver- 
sary of the founding of 2^ta was manifested. 

The celebration will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 
June 8th and 9th. Saturday will be devoted to the gath- 
ering and the banquet. Sunday will be spent at the 
house as a day of reminiscence and good fellowship. 

Stuart Maclean and Sherman Arter, of this chapter, 
attended the installation of Gamma Lambda at Purdue. 

Sherman Arter. 


Our chapter is still doing business, though we missed 
the last number of The Rainbow, for which the writer 
of this is alone responsible. Our last dinner was held on 
April 2d, at the Baltimore Hotel, and was a very enjoy- 
able one, although we were very sorry that both Gamma 
Theta and Gamma Kappa failed for the first time to have 
any actives in attendance. 

At this meeting our annual election of officers was 
held, Bro. Wm. P. Borland being re-elected president, 
D. S. Pipes vice-president, and James W. Reid secretary- 

The toasts at the dinner, aside from an enthusiastic 
discussion of the Kamea, took the form of a symposium 
on the present trend of politics. Bro. Borland is both a 


572 The Rainbow 

theoretical and a practical man at the game of politics, 
and Bro. S. B. Haskins, who was one of the leaders of 
the "reform" wing of the Republican party in the recent 
Kansas Legislature, gave a very interesting discussion 
of political conditions in that state. 

On the day in the evening of which this dinner was 
held Bro. Dan Anthony, of Leavenworth, a non-resident 
member of our chapter, was unanimously elected to Con- 
gress from the First Kansas District, to fill out the term 
of Charles Curtis, elected to the United States Senate 
in January. A telegram of congratulation was sent to 
Bro. Anthony from the banquet table, he being unable 
to be with us on account of this very pressing engage- 
ment. The circumstances of Bro. Anthony's election 
were almost without precedent in this part of the coun- 
try, and the word "unanimously," above, is used ad- 
visedly. Although never having served a term in Con- 
gress, he was absolutely without opposition in the Re- 
publican primaries to choose the nominee and the Demo- 
cratic party, knowing a winner when they saw one, 
failed to nominate anyone to contest the election with 
him. It is conceded by the politicians that Bro. Anthony 
is probably in Congress to stay as long as he likes. And 
right here it might be remarked that Mr. Anthony will 
attract some attention from the day he lands in Wash- 
ington. Aside from his other qualifications, he stands 
six feet four and one-half inches and will probably be the 
tallest man in either branch of Congress. 

Since our last letter, one of our most substantial and 
loyal members has passed "to the undiscovered country." 
Bro. John R. McKim died suddenly on the 15th day of 
February. He leaves a wife and four children, living in 
Kansas City. Bro. McKim was engaged in commercial 

The Delta Alumni 573 

business in this city and in Nebraska and Kansas. Al- 
though one of our oldest members, he took an active interest 
in the Fraternity, and was one of the men who assisted 
in the installation of Gamma Theta chapter. 

An urgent invitation is extended to all Delts, who may 
wend their way this year to this metropolis of the Missis- 
sippi Valley, to be sure and look us up and ally themselves 
with our altmini chapter. James W. Reid. 


At the regular monthly meeting, held May 1, the consti- 
tution drawn up by the committee appointed for the pur- 
pose was formally adopted, and the association is now pre- 
pared to take its place along with the other duly qualified 
alumni chapters of the Fraternity. 

The constitution calls for one annual banquet and a 
monthly luncheon. The banquet will be placed at a time 
calculated to make possible the presence of undergraduates 
from Stanford and California, as well as other chapters 
who live in Los Angeles, and will, therefore, take place 
during one of the college vacations. Ten monthly meet- 
ings will be held at noon on the first Wednesday of each 
month at Levy's cafe. All Delts ever expecting to hit 
Los Angeles on a pay-day take notice. 

J..F. Cassell. 


'02 — L S. Carroll is now principal of the high school 
at Hobart, N. Y. 

'02 — C. H. Terry is now engaged in educational work in 
Ponce, P. R. 

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'02 — ^"Shorty" Hume is in busmess in Hobart, N. Y. 

'02— H. W. Kendall is on the editorial staflf of the Spring- 
field Union, Springfield, Mass. 

'02 — H. T. Baker is teaching English in Beloit Coll^;e. 

'02 — M. Pruca is engaged in experimental work under 
the government, at Geneva, N. Y. 

'02 — O. M. Caward is preaching in Mattoon, 111. 

'04 — W. Woodruflf is assistant pastor of South Congre- 
gational Church, New Britain, Conn. 


'82 — E. E. Kidney, who has been in the Indian service at 
the Klamath agency in Oregon for a number of years, has 
resigned that position and returned to Rosebud, S. D. 

'96 — Dr. E. A. Martindale has removed from Jackson 
to Hillsdale, and has taken up the practice of his profes- 
sion here. 

'03 — Bennett Whelan, who has been science teacher in 
the high school at Lincoln, Neb., the past year, has been 
appointed research assistant to Dr. Avery of the Univer- 
sity of Nebraska. 


'80 — J. W. Lieb, Jr., lectured to the Senior class on "New 
Developments in Electric Lighting." 

'81 — ^At the annual meeting of the Illuminating Engineer- 
ing Society, held recently in New York, President A. C. 
Humphreys was appointed chairman of an international 
committee on nomenclature and standards. 

'89 — N. H. Hiller lectured on various systems of refrigera- 
tion, laying particular stress on the ammonia-absorption 

The Delta Abmuii 575 

'92 — ^W. D. Ludlow delivered a lecture to the Senior 
class on ^'Architectural Engineering." 

'05 — C. L. Baldwin has gone into the interior of the Ar- 
gentine Republic on business for the Argentine Anebracho 

'06— Heyworth, Crude Dept, Standard Oil Co., N. J.; 
26 Broadway, New York. 

'06 — Stout, Testing Dept, Babcock & Wilcox, Bayonne, 

'06 — Cross, Gunn Richards & Co., 43 Exchange place. 

New York. 
'06— Wilson, Lackawanna Steel Co., Buflfalo, N. Y. 


'96_W. C. Bissell, B.L., is practicing law at Charleston, 
S. C. His address is 35 Broad street 
'00— W. C. Morton is principal of the Newport News, 

Va., high school. 
'00— Wm. E. Davis, B.A., is connected with a coal and 

coke company at Jellico, Tenn. 

'04— O. T. Jones, Jr., is in the real estate business at 
Jacksonville, Fla. 

'04— M. B. Marshall, B.A., is attending the Virgmia 
Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Va. There are two 
other Phi men studying in the seminary. Bro. Pendleton, 
'03, and Bro. Peters, ex-'07. Recently they were visited 
by Bro. Warner (Phi), '05, and together with Bro. Carter 
(B.L), of the Episcopal High School, and Bro. Gravett 
(B.I.), they held a regular meeting, going through all the 
ritual from memory. 

576 The Rainbow 


'97 — "Bud" Chilton is now engineer in charge of the 
power department of Allis-Chalmers Co., Milwaukee, Wis. 

'99 — Eads Johnson has moved to Montclair, N. J. Ad- 
dress, 268 Midland avenue. 

'00— "Artie" Blanchard is still with Wellman-Seaver- 
Morgan Co., at Cleveland, O. He is manager of the steel 
casting department 

'01 — George Ferguson visited us recently. He intends to 
go into business in Seattle, Wash. 

'03 — Parker Holt was married to Miss Ruth Morton, of 
San Francisco, Cal., April 25. 

'05 — ^"J^'^'^^" Johnson is now assistant engineer on the 
San Francisco terminal of the Western Pacific Railroad. 
Address, Gough and Valejo streets, San Francisco, Cal. 


'98 — R. E. Wilson has just departed for Germany, where 
he will spend the Summer in one of the German univer- 
sities, and will receive his doctor's degree in mathematics. 

'98 — B. R. Barber has just been appointed the general 
secretary of all the Christian association work in Calcutta, 

'99 — ^Arthur Folsom has given up the pastorate of the 
Plymouth Congregational Church in Omaha to assist "San- 
ky" West, '02, in the Y. M. C. A. work in Grand Rapids, 

'99 — ^John Springer has just returned home on a leave 
of absence from missionary work in South Africa. He 
will be at the Kamea. 

'02 — C. E. Dietz is practicing law in Moline, 111. 

The Delta Alumni 577 

'02— "Dad" EUiot, of the Y. M. C A. in Brooklyn, N. 
Y., formerly of football fame, spent the week of March 10 
conducting a series of meetings at his alma mater, and in- 
cidentally renewing acquaintances with his brother Delts. 

'03 — Roger L. Dennis is cashier in a bank in Sioux Falls, 
S. D. 

'03 — Frank Churchill, of Chenoa, 111., is the proud father 
of a baby girl. 

'04 — Merrit N. Pope is making good as a teacher in the 
normal school in Mayville, N. D. 

Ex-'04 — ^"Cap" Rundle is catching for the Spalding base- 
ball team. 

Ex-'04 — G. E. Davidson is the western representative 
of Talent, owned by the Pearson Bros., also Ex-'04. 

Ex-'04 — "Eddie" Ladd is secretary-treasurer of the Bow- 
man Printing Co., Evanston, 111. 

'04 — Frank E. Morris is with the Federal Steel Co., at 
Gary, Ind. 

Ex-'04 — ^Dr. A. V. Coflfman, who entered into the bonds 
of matrimony last Summer, has a beautiful home and an 
excellent dental practice in Evanston, 111. 

'06 — H. G. Smith will resign the general secretaryship 
of the Northwestern Y. M. C. A. this year to enter the 
Boston Theological Seminary. 

'05— "Manager" F. O. Smith is the author of an article 
on the Iroquois Theater case in a recent number of the 
Illinois Law Review. 

'06— E. A. Shibley has left for Turkey, Asia, to study 
the tobacco industry. 


'92 — ^W. R. Shaw, professor, Philippine Normal School, 
Manila, P. I. 

578 The Rainbow 

'93 — ^L. W. Baumister, lawyer, Denver, Col. 

'93 — M. A. Campbell, agent Ginn & Co., Des Moines, la. 

'94 — ^J. C. Hammel, teacher, Fniitvale, Cal. 

'94 — ^A. C. Trumbo, banker, Muskogee, I. T. 

'94— C. D. Crichtlow, dead. 

'94 — ^E. H. Baraes, dead. 

'96 — M. H. Kennedy, lawyer, Denver, Col. 

'95 — ^R. L. Donald, engineer, Portland, Ore. 

'96— Geo. D. Stratton, dead. 

'96 — ^W. W. Potter, merchant, San Francisco, Cal. 

'96— C. F. Eustis, dead. 

'96— H. H. Brown, lawyer, Tonopah, Nev. 

'96— T. K. Moore, physician, Akron, O. 

'97 — ^J. M. Ross, attorney, Prescott, Ariz. 

'97— R. S. Dart, lawyer, Rock Island, 111. 

'97 — ^Jas. W. Qark, lawyer, Guadalajara, Mex. 

'98— V. N. McGee, dead. 

'98— G. B. Taylor, with Cotorado Southern Railroad, Den- 
ver, Col. 

'98 — Geo. H. Francis, editor, Napa, Cal. 

'98 — G. H. Busch, lawyer, San Francisco, Cal. 

'98— P. E. Walker, lawyer, Holton, Kan. 

'99 — ^J. K. Bonnell, teacher, traveling. 

'99 — F. F. Rogers, editor Rainbow, Toronto, Can. 

'99 — ^W. L. Bell, chemist, Durango mines, Tirapata, Peru. 

'99— P. R. Smith, dead. 

'99 — ^A. J. Van Kaathoven, physician, Philadelphia, Pa. 

'99 — C. E. Knecht, mining engineer, Johannesberg, South 

'00 — H. W. Durrell, chemist, Johannesberg, South Africa. 

'00 — Geo. L. Seward, traveling, London, England 

'00 — ^J. E. Healy, mining engineer, Johannesberg, South 

The Delta Alumni 679 

'00 — J. S. W. Briscoe, publisher, Chico, Cal. 
'00 — Lewis Emery 3d, secretary Caney River Gas Co., 
Muskogee, I. T. 
'00— Wm. M. Kerr, capitalist, Carlsbad, N. M. 
'01 — E. G. Potter, insurance, San Francisco. 
'01 — C. C. Chapman, mining, Globe, Ariz. 
'01 — H. L. Ross, dead. 

'00 — H. R. Leland, mining, Yavapai Qub, Prescott, Ariz. 
'01 — ^J. R. Phelps, real estate, San Jose, Cal. 
'01 — ^J. E. White, mining, Searchlight, Nev. 
'01 — C. E. Holbrook, banker, Onawa, la. 
'02 — G. E. Cadderley, merchant, Portland, Ore. 
'02 — ^H. R, Maun, Jr., insurance, San Francisco, Cal. 
'02 — ^H. H. Doeg, real estate, Los Angeles, Cal. 


'01 — ^A. E. StevensDn is in the real estate business in 
Urbana, 111. 

'98 — ^Willard Ham was just married. He has headquar- 
ters in Decatur. 

'04 — H. D. Kellogg is raising chickens at Peoria, 111.; 
also training his voice. 

'99 — ^A. L. Moorshead is resident engineer of the Erie 
Railroad, located at Jersey City. 

'04 — Rush M. Hess is located at Guayaquil, Ecuador, 
S. A. 

'99 — ^Robert L. Foweler is now located at Nyack, N. Y. 

'99_W. H. Sherman is a member of the state legislature, 
Jefferson, Mo. 

'99 — ^Dr. R. N. Bramhall is practicing medicine at Fair 
Oaks, Cal. 

680 The Rainbow 

*99 — Bill Fraser is located at Lowell, Ariz. He is to be 
married soon (secret). 

'00 — ^Dr. Geo. Steely is practicing medicine at Danville. 

»96 — G. C. Liese is a prominent architect, located at Dan- 

'76 — ^Wes Mahan is president of the Drexel State Bank, 

'80 — Dr. Wm. Mann, 70 State street, Chicago, is presi- 
dent of the Chicago Alumni Association. 

'81 — C. J. Bills is located at Lincoln, Neb. 

'00 — Fred Lowenthal is practicing law in Chicago. 

'03 — ^E. P. Storey is a successful architect at Seattle, 

'04 — Perry Barker is grading smoke at the university. 

'04 — H. M. Beers is with the Rambler Garage Co., in 

'04 — H. H. Barter is now located at or near Seattle, 

'04 — Geo. A. Annicker is operating a large fruit farm 
near Alma, 111. 

'05 — E. E. Meier is still Heinie in Chicago. 

'05 — H. P. Greenwoow has gone West. 

'06 — ^E. B. MacCormick is practicing law in Champaign. 

'06 — Geo. T. Donoghue is with the Chicago Sanitary Dis- 

'07— Geo. B. Colby is clerk of the Probate Court at 

'08 — "Annie" Doyle is operating a large farm near Or- 
land. 111. 

'08 — Frank Doyle, same as "Annie." 

'08 — Qyde Dyer, of Kankakee, has announced his mar- 
riage to Miss Florence Franklin, also of Kankakee. 

The Delta Alumni 581 


'01 — B. A. Hammond is in the lumber business in Can- 

'02 — C. C. Crystal is at present located in San Francisco. 

'02— C. P. Holt was married April 26 to Miss Ruth 
Morton, of San Francisco. 

'03 — ^H. P. Phillips has been transferred from the San 
Bernardino to the Pt. Richmond shops of the Santa Fe. 
He is living in Berkeley. 

'04 — Mark Dann was with us for a few days the first of 

'05 — ^D. P. Boothe was married April 6 to Miss Margaret 
Stewart. They are living in Wallace, Ida. 

'07 — L. H. Allen is a proud and happy father. It's a 

'08 — G. Goodsell was with us for about three weeks, but 
has returned to the woods. 

'08 — F. P. Moore, Jr., has temporarily given up mining 
and is at present living at the house, spending a part of 
his time at an assaying school in Oakland. 

'08 — C. L. Stokes is resident manager of a party in the 
State Debris Commission at North San Juan, Cal. 


'03 — George Pratt Cutter is a mining engineer in Orange, 

'04 — ^Robert Y. Williams is down in Mexico with a 
large mining concern. 

'04 — Francis S. Foote, Jr., is a mining engineer now in 

'06 — ^Wm. C. Dunlop is a mechanical engineer in New 
York and lives with us at the university. 

682 The Rainbow 

'06 — Floyd Y. Keeler announces the birth of a daughter, 
Kathryn Lyon Keeler, on March 30, 1907. 

'06— C. T. Gordon is studying at the Union Theological 

'06— W. B. Devoe is at the New York Law School. 


'04 — James G. Shibley has been transferred to the Bu- 
reau of Chemistry, Agricultural Department, in Washing- 
ton, D. C* 

'05 — Irvin S. Pepper is county attorney for Muscatine 
County, la. 

'05 — Orin H. Woods is practicing law as a member of 
the firm of Zaring & Woods, at Basin, Wyo., and is editing 
a paper on the side. 

'06 — ^A. Madison Berler is practicing law in Seattle, 
Wash. Address, 912 Ninth avenue. 

'06 — ^Ralph M. Goss is serving as interne at Mt Sinai 
Hospital, New York city. 

Ex-'07 — ^Ralph Earnest is clerk to the depot quartermas- 
ter, Newport News, Va. 

Ex-'07 — Geo. A. Van Smith is a correspondent on the 
San Francisco CaU. 

Ex-'08— Donald W. Wilkie is with the U. S. Land Office, 
at 308 Citizens Bank Building, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Special — Morgan Royce is member of the firm of Craig 
& Royce, engaged in real estate business, Colorado Build- 
ing, Washington, D. C 


'98 — M. J. Stickei has been appointed by Secretary of 
War Taft to a good position in the Y. M. C. A. work 
in the Istimius of Panama. 

The DelU Alumni 588 

'02 — Homer Hoch, who has been editing the Marion 
Record for the past two years, has been appointed private 
secretary to the governor. He takes up his duties in that 
position July 1. 

'03 — H. P. Study, who has been attending school in 
Harvard the past year, spent a few days with the chapter 
house boys the latter part of April. 

'03 — James W. Reid completes his three years' course 
in the Kansas City School of Law this year. Of late he 
has been calling in Baldwin quite often. 

'04 — ^Wilbur Allen has been employed in the office of 
state auditor since January. He has called on the boys 
several times the past two months. 

'05 — F. M. Bailey has accepted the pastorate of the 
M. E. church at Elore, Mex. He will take charge of his 
pastorate about July 1. 

'05 — ^E. A. Riley has recently been granted a scholarship 
in the history department in the Chicago University for 
the year 1907-08. 

'05 — Henry I. Bailey was married February 17 to Miss 
Mabel Oszier, of Garden City, Kan. They will live at 
Btiffalo, where Bro. Bailey is pastor of the M. E. church. 

'06 — ^J. E. Lough is in England, selling stereopticon views 
and having a good time. 

'07 — Bro. Frank A. Brown has accepted a position as 
prindpal of the schools at Pachuca, Mex. He leaves for 
Mexico the last of July. 

Ex-Bro. Henry J. Allen has sold his paper in Ottawa 
known as the Ottawa Herald and has purchased the Wichita 
Beacon. Bro. Allen also has a controling interest in papers 
at Garden city and Parsons. Henry is a rustler, and 
we may expect something doing when he happens around. 

Ex-'04 — Bro. Charles Scholfield, who is engaged in Y. 

584 The Rainbow 

M. C. A. work in Chicago, spent a few days with the 
boys recently. 

Ex-'07 — Bro. W. C. Buckner has moved to Alhambra, 
Cal., where he will make his home with his parents. 

Ex-'08 — Bro. Leonard Oeshsli, who has been attending 
school at Yale the past year, is thinking seriously of re- 
turning to Baker next year and graduate with his class. 

Ex-*08 — Bro. W. W. Baker is now in England, enjoying 
the sights and working occasionally. 

Ex-'09 — Bro. Charles E. Funston, of Laldn, Kan., an- 
nounces that he will return to college in the Fall. 

Ex-'09 — Bro. Marvin Elliott, of Topeka, has been in 
town several times since Christmas, calling on the boys 
and the girl. 

'96 — F. M. Hartley has sold his bank in Western Kan- 
sas, and is now engaged in the lumber business in Bald- 
win, Kan., having purchased an interest in the Ives Lum- 
ber Co. 


'04 — ^J. H. Moore was recently elected city attorney of 
Van Alstyne, Tex. 

'04 — ^W. F. Buckley won his first law case several days 
ago in Austin, Tex. 

'04 — M. P. McCarty has moved from Granger, Tex., to 
San Angelo, Tex. 

'04 — C. T. Paul is located in San Angelo, Tex., also, and 
is doing a rushing business, judging by his donations to 
the chapter in a recent visit which he made. 

'04 — ^John G. Lague was lately married to Miss Kath- 
arine Mere HoUoway, of Weimer, Tex. Thay are living 
in Houston, Tex. 

The Delta Alumni 586 

Ex-'08— R. B. McBride is at home in Denton, Tex. He 
says he is working. 

Ex-'09 — ^W. B. Hamilton withdrew from the university 
last February to take a position with the National Biscuit 
Co. He is situated in New Orleans, La. 

Ex-'IO — Chas. H. Veale is in Amarillo, Tex. He in- 
tends to return next year. 


'05 — H. G. Hoss and L. O. Knowlton are draftsmen with 
large Indianapolis, Ind., firms. 

'05 — Frank C. Banta is the owner of an extensive fruit 
farm at Franklin, Ind. 

'05— Joel H. Barlow is with the Central Union Tele- 
phone Company, and is located at Springfield, 111. 

'06 — M. M. Sheedy is at Altoona, Pa., in the employ 
of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. 

'06 — ^Walter R. Roof is yard superintendent at the Pull- 
man Car Works, Chicago. 

'06 — ^W. C. Pauli is with the Missouri Pacific Railroad 
and may be addressed at Little Rock^ Ark. 

'06 — ^Roger T. Taylor is in charge of an engineering 
party on the Northern Pacific Railroad at Fargo, N. D. 

'06 — Harry C. Coppock is in business at 423 Massachu- 
setts avenue, Indianapolis. 

'07 — Clyde E. Winegardner is assistant superintendent 
with the Pike Adding Machine Company, Orange, N. J, 

'07 — ^J. H. Green is selling drugs at North Vernon, Ind. 




Whereas, Our dearly beloved brotfier, Frank S. Driggs, 
has passed from the activities of this present life, and 

Whekeas, Throu^ the death of Bro. Driggs the Delta 
Tau Delta Fraternity has lost a member whose lofty 
ideals and sterling manhood have been a source of 
strength to this chapter; be it 

Resolved, That we, the members of Beta Chapter of 
Delta Tau Delta, extend oar heartfelt sympathy to the 
bereaved family in this our mutual loss ; and be it 

Resolved, That as a symbol of mourning for our de- 
parted brother, our pins be draped for a period of thirty 
days; and be it, further. 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to 
the family of our beloved brodier, a copy be placed upon 
the minutes of this chapter, and a copy be sent to The 
Raikbow for publication. 

Malcx>li( Douglas, 
Fkahk B. Gullum, 
Cecil C. Bean, 


The Delta Necrology 587 


Judge Allen T. Gunnell, whose death from heart dis- 
ease on March 21st is reported from Colorado City, Col., 
was at the time of his death one of the prominent mem- 
bers of the Colorado bar. Bro. Gunnell was bom at 
Marshall, Mo., in 1848, and was educated at Bethany 
College, where he was charter member of the second 
chapter of that place. After leaving college he studied 
in the law offices of the late Senator Vest of Missouri, 
and U. S. Judge Phillips, and was admitted to the bar 
in 1872. In 1875 he came to Colorado, and from that 
time until his death he was prominently identified with 
the development of the state. He settled first at Lake 
City, in the San Juan district, which he represented in 
the lower house of the legislature from 1878 to 1880. 
Later he moved to Leadville, where he served for two 
terms, from 1883, as county judge. In 1890 he was 
elected to serve a term in the state senate. In 1893 
Judge Gunnell moved to Colorado Springs, where he 
spent the balance of his life, in the practice of law, being 
counsel for a number of the larger mining corporations in 
the Cripple Creek district. He served as president of 
the El Paso County Bar Association, and as vice presi- 
dent of the Colorado State Bar Association, was a prom- 
inent Elk, a Knight Templar, and a thirty-second degree 

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The death is announced of Captain Richard Whiting 
Blue from heart disease at Bartlesville, I. T., on Janu- 
ary 28. Bro. Blue was bom in Taylor County, West 
Virginia (at that time Virginia), in 1841, and, after 
attending the Monongalia Academy, where he was one 
of the early members of our third chapter, he went to 
Washington College. Leaving there in his Junior year 
he entered the Third West Virginia Infantry. This 
regiment, after the Salem raid, was, by order of the 
Secretary of War, mounted and changed to the Sixth 
West Virginia Cavalry. Bro. Blue served with the regi- 
ment mainly in the Shenandoah Valley, and was wound- 
ed in one of the actions. He was promoted through 
the grades, from private to captain, in which capacity 
he served with his regiment after Lee's surrender, in 
the Platte Valley, and in Wyoming against the Indians. 
After being mustered out of the service, he returned 
to his native county in West Virginia, taught school 
and studied law. 

In 1871 he went to Kansas, settling in Linn County. 
Here he taught school, and was admitted to the bar. 
He was Probate Judge from 1872 to 1876, County Attor- 
ney from 1876 to 1880, State Senator from 1880 to 1888. 
In 1894 he was elected as Congressman at Large on 
the Republican ticket, and in 1896, after receiving a 
renomination by acclamation, was defeated by the can- 
didate on the Fusion ticket. After his defeat he re- 
sumed the practice of law, first in Linn County, after- 
ward in Cherokee County, Kan., and later in Bartles- 
ville, where he died. 

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Through the death of our friend and brother, Arnott 
Richardson Foster, we feel that we have suffered a loss 
that is irreparable, and a place has been left vacant among 
us that will be impossible to fill. 

His interest in us was constant and his loyalty a source 
of inspiration. He entered into our activities, and en- 
deared himself to us by his manly qualities. 

So it is befitting that Omega Chapter and the Philadel- 
phia Alumni Association of Delta Tau Delta, which have 
lost one of their most loyal and devoted sons, express to 
his bereaved family their sympathy for them in this, their 
hour of sorrow, and condole with them on the loss that 
we have mutually sustained. 

Edwin Elliott, 
Geo. W. Williamson, 
Geo. Franklin Brumm, 
S. L. Irving, 
George Booth, 


Chapter Hall, Delta Tau Delta, March 26, 1907. 


Whereas, In a moment of affliction, when reason was 
dethroned, our esteemed and beloved brother, John Ruskin 
McKim, severed the bonds which united him with us in 
the activities of this life, and 

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Whereas, Through tfie death of our beloved brother, the 
Kansas City Alumni Chapter of Delta Tau Delta has lost 
a loyal and staunch member; therefor, be it 

Resolved, That the Kansas City Alumni Chapter of Delta 
Tau Delta extend to the members of the bereaved family 
of our departed brother our heartfelt sympathy in tfiis, 
our mutual affliction; and be it further 

Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be placed upon 
die minutes of this chapter; that a copy be sent to the 
family of our beloved brother, and that another copy be 
sent to The Rainbow. 

Frank T. Rh-ey, 
Ben G. Lee^ 
Ernest Turner, 


Kansas City, April 4, 1907. 


Delta Gamma held its national convention at Boulder, 
Colo., April 23-26. 

Pi Beta Phi has established a chapter at the Washing- 
ton State University. 

Theta Nu Epsilon and Phi Delta (Legal) have entered 
the University of Texas. 

Kappa Alpha (So.) will hold its twenty- fourth biennial 
convention at Norfolk, Va., July 16, 1907. 

The Psi Upsilon house at Syracuse University suffered 
a $7,000 loss from fire in February. 

Sigma Phi Epsilon has chartered a chapter of seven 
men at the Georgia School of Technology. 

On February 23 Alpha Tau Omega chartered at the 
University of Wisconsin the twenty-three men composing 
the local called Delta Alpha Omega. 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon reports an attendance of three 
hundred and forty-five at its convention held in Atlanta 
during the Christmas holidays. 

A new agricultural fraternity called Delta Theta Sigma 
has been founded in the Department of Agriculture of the 
Ohio State University. 

The Dartmouth chapter of D. K. E. suffered a loss of 

59S The Rainbow 

about $1,000.00 by the burning of the business block in 
which its chapter rooms were located 

Kappa Alpha Theta announces the installation of her 
Gamma chapter at Butler College, November 3, 1906 and 
her Alpha Iota chapter at Washington University, Novem- 
ber 13, 1906. 

The local sorority of Om^^a Psi, founded at Dickinson 
College in 1899, has been chartered by Chi Omega. The 
other sorority at this institution is Pi Beta Phi, established 
in 1903. 

The Pan-Hellenic League of Dickinson CoU^^ has 
adopted Tuesday night as a regular meeting night for the 
chapters of that institution, and no college affairs are to 
be scheduled for this night. 

At its convention held in Birmingham, Ala., in Decem- 
ber, Alpha Tau Om^;a had an attendance of two hundred 
and ninety. The most important business reported was 
die adoption of a new constitution and the selection of 
Pittsburgh, Pa., for the next convention. 

"As to fraternity gossip, it is stated on tfie campus that a 
fraternity of national prominence is so weakened that it is 
even without a chapter house. The past few years have seen 
some of the older fraternities at California take secondary 
place to younger fraternities." — Kappa Sigma correspon- 
dent, Univ. of Calif omia. 

"Iowa State College enjoys three national and any num- 
ber of local organizations. Sigma Nu, Beta Theta Pi, and 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon have become established, and are on 
fairly friendly terms. Among the local organizations, the 
Noit Avrats, are petitioning Delta Tau ; Blackhawks, Alpha 

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Tau Omega; Gamma Alpha's, Kappa Sigma, and the Az- 
tecs, Phi Delta Theta." — Sigma Nu Correspondent. 

"Theta Nu Epsilon has practically been abolished at the 
University. The different fraternities have taken action 
against it on account of the conduct of certain of its mem- 
bers at a recent party g^ven by them. The action has 
come apparently not from the college authorities, but from 
the fraternities themselves." — Sigma Alpha Epsilon Corre- 
spondent, University of Kansas. 

"However, we would like to see a chapter or two estab- 
lished somewhere between us and our nearest sister chap- 
ter, Beta Eta, if this could be done practically; for in- 
stance, at the University of Arizona or at the University 
of Nevada. We would then have a chain stretching across 
the continent, a chain wrought firm and true in links of 
Kappa Alphaism. This, no doubt, will eventually come 
about in the ordinary run of affairs, but it is well to have 
these things in mind, for it is nigh to Convention time, 
when we can more freely exchange our views.'' — Kappa 
Alpha (So.) Correspondent, University of California. 

"Quarrels among the Greek letter fraternities at the West 
Virginia university have involved some of the university 
affairs in a pretty mess. The Athletic association elec- 
tions did not satisfy three of the fraternities, and they 
have issued a statement saying that none of their members 
will take part in the atfiletic sports this year. Other fra- 
ternities announced tfieir withdrawal from the annual year 
book and the glee club. The faculty threatens to abolish 
all fraternities, it is said." — The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta. 

"The situation has become rather peculiar at Bethany. 
If a man enters here with a good suit of clothes and a 

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pleasing manner, he can make a fraternity in about two 
days. There is a fraternity here that has become so am- 
bitious and such an expert at judging men at first sight, 
in its own opinion, that it has made it rather hard for 
some of the rest of us. However, we feel that we can't 
afford to use the same tactics, even if we do lose a good 
man once in a while. So now we arc relying upon our 
friends and alumni to recommend the men that we take. 
If our alumni would do more of this, and when they hear 
of a good man coming to our college, would suggest a 
reasonable caution on his part and tell us about him, it 
would simplify matters for us." — Beta Theta Pi Corre- 
spondent, Bethany College. 

"The fraternity situation in the General Assembly has 
brightened a great deal in the last few weeks. At first it 
was believed that there was some chance of a bill passing 
which would prohibit us. The Faculty intervened and 
asked that all existing anti-fraternity laws be repealed and 
the matter be left to the Faculty for settlement. A bill 
was introduced to this effect and has passed the upper 
house. We hope that it may become a law. 

"I have no doubt that the Faculty hardly realized that 
they would so soon be called upon to enforce the law in 
regard to pledging preparatory students, but such was the 
case. We were more than sorry when the chapter of 
Zeta Tau Alpha was forced to surrender their charter on 
account of pledging a member who was ineligible. It 
was due to an accident, but was undoubtedly against the 
law." — Kappa Alpha (So.) Correspondent, University of 

"Probably the most important event which has occurred 
in fraternity circles for some time was the organization of 

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a Pan-Hellenic council, consisting of two representatives 
from each chapter. The immediate cause was the effort 
which is being made by a local here called Zeta Chi to 
secure a charter from Phi Kappa Psi. They at first 
called themselves Zeta Phi, which was the name of the 
local from which this chapter of Beta Theta Pi was formed 
for twenty years. However, they changed to Zeta Chi upon 
a protest from us. Since it is thought by most of the ten 
fraternities here that there is no room for more chapters, 
the Pan-Hellenic organization considered the matter and 
notified the petitioners and also Phi Kappa Psi of tfie gen- 
eral sentiment in regard to their entrance. The petitioners, 
however, refuse to resign tfieir hopes of obtaining a char- 
ter and at present seem to be on the point of accepting 
one from Pi Kappa Alpha, which we understand is deter- 
mined to enter here shortly, under any conditions." — Beta 
Theta Pi Correspondent, University of Missouri, 

"Within the next ninety days, runs a Denver News clip- 
ping sent to The Caduceus in February, work will be well 
under way toward the establishing of a Greek letter club in 
Denver, a club that will be unique in America, and one 
which will surpass any in the city. Options have been 
secured on land upon which will be built a building to 
accommodate the frat men. 

"Representatives from fifteen of the most prominent 
societies of the city met in the parlors of the Savoy hotel 
to discuss plans for the formation of the Pan-Hellenic club. 
They came in response to a call from a committee of promi- 
nent business and professional men, representing the vari- 
ous college fraternities which have members in Denver. 

"During the meeting it was decided to organize a large 
committee composed of the secretaries of the local Greek 


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letter societies, and through the members of this commit- 
tee to secure the co-operation of all members of their re- 
spective organizations. The support of such men as Gov- 
ernor Buchtel, of Beta Theta Pi; Judge Sears, of the same 
frat; Lucius W. Hoyt, of Delta Tau Telta; Tyson Dines, 
of Phi Delta Theta, and others, has been assured, and suf- 
ficient backing has been guaranteed to assure the success 
of the new venture. 

"The new club house will offer accommodations which 
will include, among other features, bachelor apartments, a 
well appointed cafe, a large ballroom, dining rooms, and 
rooms in which all of the fortnightly luncheons of the 
various chapters may be g^ven. 

"Later advices are to the effect that the club is now well 
under way, with 250 members, representing twenty-four 
fraternities." — The Caduceus of Kappa Sigma. 



About a year ago we had occasion to express in the 
editorial department of this magazine some rather decided 
views in regard to efforts then being made to secure from 
the New York legislature a bill exempting fraternity prop- 
erty in that state from taxation. We are glad to repro- 
duce from The Caduceus of Kappa Sigma sentiments so 
much in harmony with our own views: 

'The University of Washington letter contains the information 
that 'Bro. Metzler represented Beta-Psi at a meeting of the different 
fraternities, called for the purpose of securing the passage t^ the 
state legislature of a bill exempting fraternity property from tax- 

"For one The Caduceus regrets that the fraternity men of 
Washington have gone into the tax dodging business. No good 
can come of the movement On the other hand, much bad nuiy 
result therefrom; the public does not love tax dodgers. The fra- 
ternity men of Washington seem to forget that one of the prime 
duties of men, individually and collectively, is to support the state; 
and here they are banded together in an attempt to put their 
express duty to the state behind them. They are advocating special 
legislation of the most pernicious type, which cannot be excused 
either on the ground that fraternity property is educational prop- 
erty, or that Greek letter fraternities are religious or charitable 
institutions. It does not take much intelligence to distinguish 
between college property and property of college men, or secret 
societies and churches, hospitals, etc.; and we do not doubt for a 
moment that the Washington legislature possesses sufficient intel- 
ligence to make the distinction. 

"If there is one thing that a college education should give a man 
it is a full sense of his duty to the state and an unswerving de- 
termination to perform that duty, regardless of how it affects his 
pocket. It should make a patriot of him, in the broadest sense of 

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the word. Something must be radically wrong with the sjrstem of 
education in vogue at Washington, when a considerable portion 
of the student body, backed by alumni, engages in such unpatriotic 
work as tax dodging.** 

In view of our own a^roaching Kamea» the following 
extract from a speech delivered at the recent convention 
of Sigma Alpha Epsilon will call our attention to the 
more serious aspects of such a great gathering of bond 
brothers : 

"I want to say to this convention to-day, I do not understand 
or know the details of the work before you, but I know jrou have 
got a task before you worthy of your very best efforts. You are 
building a state. You do not know what is coming of this thing. 
If you could see the growth and mark the progress of the Fraternity 
as I see it, you would realize, as I foresee, that out of the young 
strength and manhood of the boys attending school has got to come 
the spirit and essence of statesmanship. The future ahead of you, 
the task set before you, challenges your utmost wisdom, and your 
utmost strength. No man here can foresee what is to become of 
this Fraternity, but with 1400 active members to-day, sixty or sev- 
enty chapters, eight or nine provinces, thoroughly correlated in 
every element of organization, you have got before you a work to 
which you may turn your hands, a work which will fit jrou for the 
work which your country calls upon you to discharge in the future. 
It has been the glory of the fraternities that it is from them, it is 
out of the student body that has sprung up and grown the spirit 
of democracy and honor of collegiate institutions, always antagon- 
izing the spirit of oppression which comes from authority, and 
which is always undemocratic It is consistent with the thought of 
the day that everybody, every people, should do its own work, do 
its own thinking and establish its own institutions. Human civili- 
zation progresses identically parallel with learning, it has gone on 
with the colleges of this country, with the institutes sending out 
teachers who teach the gospel of authority to the young, who 
teach control, the formation of character; and the spirit of the age 
is not to stand still, but to go on, and we have gone on. For thirty 
years I have watched the fraternities and the work th^ have done, 

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the conditions they have brought about, and I know they stand 
to-day for a vital force in civilization. 

"We have progressed from a small group of sympathetic and 
congenial men to a vast organization, many of whom remain un- 
known to the larger body of their associates. The influence of 
fraternity now conies only occasionally, and the effect of the entire 
society upon the individual is rather subjective than objective. 
We derive a certain amount of stimulation from knowing how 
large and extended the common impulse is that binds us to this 
society and so derive a value additional to that which originally 
was derived from the intimacy of the chapter circle, and with this 
development in size and number and distribution we are likely to 
become too much involved and to magnify mere growth. After 
all the fraternity can be but a sort of resultant of the individual 
characters of its members — ^the policy of the society as a whole 
will be controlled by the men chosen as its officers and by the del- 
egates sent by the chapters to its convention; the chapters in turn 
will often in a larger degree influence the development of the whole 
society as they themselves have true and correct ideals, as sim- 
plicity and sincerity become more and more the mainsprings of 
conduct for the individual members, as conventionality is displaced 
and straightforwardness encouraged, as fidelity to financial and 
business obligations is regarded as essential, and as generosity and 
helpfulness become habitual in our associations with one another. 

"Thus, you see, I have a somewhat diffused idea of fraternity 
progress. That we should progress by the addition of chapters 
and by the initiation of large numbers of new men, I cheerfully 
agree, but that we should progress internally even more rapidly 
than externally, that the spirit of our association should compel 
us to be upright, that the whole subconscious atmosphere of our 
chapter life should lead to individual sincerity and simplicity of 
character and of behavior, seems to me the larger and better part 
of fraternity progress. 

"Fraternity does not consist in houses, nor men, nor chapters, 
nor numbers, but in a quality of the spirit, and those of us who 
most ardently and most wisely desire its progress will be the first 
to free ourselves from false notions that deal with externals which 
are but the advertisement of our existence. We will have for 

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ourselves a conception of fraternity that is full of sweetness and 
light, that we love to think of when the lights are low and the 
business of the day is cast aside, that comes unbidden and perhaps 
unnoticed into all our thoughts, modifying them in the direction of 
kindliness, and that in the sterner hour of trial and supreme effort 
will be a consolation and a comfort." — The Phi Gamma Delta. 

With the rushing season uppermost in the minds of our 
actives, we take pleasure in reproducing from The Shield 
of Phi Kappa Psi some excellent suggestions: 

"Each chapter is confronted with certain local conditions and it 
is impossible to undertake in this paper a discussion or to consider 
the conditions of each chapter s^arately, but there are certain 
general lines of procedure which every rushing committee can 
follow. First, the chairman and his assistants must study local 
conditions and be alive constantly to make the best of those condi- 
tions. In the present standing of college fraternities, no place in 
the business world presents a better example of active competition, 
no place in the business world presents better opportunities for the 
ability of ingenious competitive devices and for dose attention to 
business. In the preparation of this paper several chapters were 
asked to assist by giving suggestions and by giving plans followed 
according to the local conditions of each. In order to put before 
you a definite plan I will quote in part a letter from Bro. Goddard, 
writing for Massachusetts Alpha. He writes as follows: 'During 
the latter part of July the chairman of the rushing committee 
obtains a list of men who have signified their intention to enter 
college in the fall. With this list he gets out a circular letter which 
is mailed to all undergraduate chapters urging them to look up new 
men and giving a list of men, living near each other, for especial 
investigation. Then circular letters are sent, at the discretion of 
the chairman, to the alunmi of our own and other chapters asking 
them to look up special men who live in their respective towns. 
The result of this foundation work is a bunch of information which 
proves each year of inestimable value to us. When we meet the 
men in September we know, in the majority of cases, whether or 
not we wish to rush them. By using this method we bend all 
our energies toward certain men and avoid the waste of time in look- 

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ing over the entire class. Besides this, men whom we have decided 
to rush have, in nearly every case, been approached by Phi Psis 
and so have more or less knowledge of the fraternity, which makes 
it easier for the chapter. During the past year we have taken in 
only one man who was not fully known to us before college opened, 
and I do not consider it too much to say that the credit of our suc- 
cess in rushing has been in a very large degree due to assistance 
from outside the chapter/ 

"Another very important thing for the chairman of the rushing 
committee to see to is the manner of bidding men. The good 
salesman has a good manner of presenting his wares. The chairman 
of the rushing committee should be able to put before the invited 
man a smooth, clear statement of what Phi Kappa Psi is in the 
fraternity world and in his college, what are its aims and ideals and 
what it will mean to the man in his college life. For aids in gaining 
this information the history of the fraternity and Bro. Walker's 
•Who's Who in Phi Psi' are the best helps. Another plan suggested 
for giving the chairman a store of general information is as follows : 

"From the chapter letters in The Shield make a tabulated list 
of men in each chapter who gain college honors, and the chairman 
learn this list The list need not contain all chapters but only those 
in sections from which his college draws. With this information the 
chairman may often find that the invited man is acquainted with 
some of the men in this other chapter and thus more quickly estab- 
lish friendly relations or gain assistance in getting information 
concerning the man. To illustrate : We will say a man from Syra- 
cuse goes to Amherst. The chairman of the rushing committee 
of course finds this out. He may then inquire if he knows Mr. 
So and So, whom he knows to be prominent on the hill? Occasion- 
ally he will find the man mentioned a personal friend or at least 
well known to the invited man, and a long step is gained when the 
invited man finds that this man so prominent in college is a Phi 
Kappa Psi. 

"For the second point under the efforts within the chapter we may 
mention the assistance given the rushing committee by the rest of 
the chapter. The writer has met personally with cases where 
good men who have gone to college well disposed, through the 
efforts of those outside the chapter, and even practically 'spiked,' 
but who have found things so lax and loose in the manner of 

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reception that they have chosen other fraternities. It is not neces- 
sary for the chapter to go on dress parade or to put all the good 
side out, but in order to draw the best fraternity material it is neces- 
sary that all the members be alive to the situation and show that 
they have a die into which the best material will fit Each man 
should consider it his duty to aid in showing the best the chapter 
has to offer." 

We regret that our space does not allow us to reproduce 
more than the following extracts from one of the most 
powerful and forceful fraternity articles we have ever read : 

"There are to-day more than fifty thousand members of the 
collegiate fraternity. It is not possible with such a membership 
that there are no individuals and chapters whose actions sometimes 
bring censure upon themselves and shame to the fraternity. The 
fraternity man is not perfect, nor do his faults differ from those of 
non-fraternity men, and the human nature in him is the same as 
that in them. He neither poses to the collegiate eye as a model of 
propriety, nor claims for himself the privilege of dictating this 
propriety to others. The ideals of truth, honor, and congeniality to 
which he is pledged are not used for public display, neither does 
he claim exclusive possession of such ideals for himself. The three 
great professions, theology, medicine, and law, demand from their 
members substantially the same standard as does the fraternity of 
its members. Yet he that would call all ministers blatant because 
of the folly of some, that would term all doctors quacks, because 
of the frauds engendered in the name of medicine, or that would 
judge all lawyers by the standard of the ambulance chaser — such 
a critic as he would speedily feel the scorn of an honest public 
opinion. These premises may be as equally applied to the critics 
of the fraternity who judge it by isolated instances, and equally 
well may the same conclusion be drawn in regard to them. 

"But because of facts such as these offenses against the fra- 
ternity by its members should not be condoned. While it is true 
that logically an isolated instance may not form a premise in a 
syllogism whose conclusion is a generalization, most of us are not 
at all given to logical methods of reasoning, and our sight is often 
deficient in that to us the horizon bounds the world. This is 

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especially true in college life, where the demeanor of the fraternity 
men in a particular college affords those who are not of them a 
criterion of all fraternities, and the character of each member of 
a chapter determines the value of his individual fraternity. Al- 
though the offenses of fraternity men do not differ from those of 
non-fraternity men, and indeed there are but few of these 'offenses' 
that really deserve so opprobrious a name, yet certain of them 
should be suppressed, for an offense not suppressed is very liable 
to repetition and imitation, and a sufficient number of isolated in- 
stances form a firm basis for a generalization. 

"Offenses against the fraternity system may be divided into two 
classes: Those done against the entire system by any fraternity, 
its chapters, or individual members; and those done against a 
particular fraternity or chapter by its own members. The former 
attracts public attention, but this attention may be the means of 
abating the fault, while the latter is far more insidious and injuri- 
ous in its results, for it alters that which should be a harmony of 
brothers to an internecine strife. 

"The heaviest fault committed by individual fraternities or chap- 
ters fortunately occurs the least often. This offense consists in 
imperiling the life or health of anyone by the actions of fraternity 
men. For in it are combined offenses against the law of the land 
and the law of ethics. When such an offense obtains publicity 
through the press, harmful as it may have been at first, the incidents 
stu-rounding it are multiplied and magnified a thousand fold. While 
the wrong against the fraternity is small when compared with that 
against the individual, none the less the former suffers heavily, 
even in the opinion of its friends. In late years several offenses of 
this character have resulted very seriously, and a few more of fhem 
will assuredly result in the expression of a popular sentiment of 
disapproval toward the fraternities, and this sentiment will not 
easily be subdued. By excluding them from all institutions over 
which it has any power, the State Legislature can injure the fra- 
ternities, perhaps irreparably. Such practices must cease, and tht 
fraternities whose individual chapters are guilty of them are as 
guilty themselves if they allow these offenses to continue. There 
is no excuse, no palliation, and no pardon for those who distort 
the meaning 'fraternity^ to an exhibition that endangers the life 
of others. By recalling an incident of this kind that happened not 
long ago, and the furore that was excited wherever a yellow press 

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carried a garbled version of the affair, the fraternities may find a 
lesson as to matters of this kind which will plainly teach the dangers 
of a repetition of the offense. 

"Between those who favor the fraternity system, and those who 
oppose it, the conflict is at least open. Argument can be met with 
argmnent, and the award of justice will be fairly given. How dif- 
ferent is the struggle of the chapter against its fraternity, or the 
strife within the chapter. How often is membership used to 
further personal ends, both in the general fraternity and in the 
chapter. And what bitter feeling has sometimes developed, when 
the exercise of a little tact and fratemalism would have prevented 
it The furtherance of personal ambition is a fruitful source of 
discord. It has split many a chapter, and there is an instance in 
which it almost caused the disunion of a powerful fraternity. 
Neither the fraternity nor the chapter is a political organization, 
and in both, political methods should be sternly suppressed. The 
will of the majority should rule, and it is incumbent on the minority 
to submit. There is abundance of room for an honest difference 
of opinion without the breaking of fraternal ties. If a wrong has 
been done, time will surely right it, and that without a conflict 
between brothers. The constitution of most fraternities gives the 
right of appeal from a decision of the chapter to a general officer, 
and from him to the G>nvention. Why not take it, for as neither 
the general officer nor the Convention is at all likely to be influ- 
enced by the personal difficulties that started the dispute, a fair 
decision can be expected. But too often impatience triumphs, 
there are hot words, too free speech, and at last a disunited chap- 
ter, in which each element of discord has a grievance that years 
will not lessen. Sometimes, when the conflict is between a chapter 
and the fraternity, the dispute is taken to a court of law, much to 
the loss of fraternity prestige and the edification of the non-fra- 
ternity element 

"It may be that there is no need to discuss these offenses against 
the fraternity system. We, of the fraternity world, know well the 
faults that we possess, so why harp on them publicly? But when 
one has seen the good name of a great and influential fraternity 
bitterly assailed by reason of the misdoings of one chapter, when 
he has seen a once powerful chapter killed by internal strife, and 
has witnessed personal friendship turned to bitter hatred for lack 
of calm judgment, he cannot but think that if these offenses are 

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brought again to the attention of fraternity men, perhaps l^ reason 
of this some of them may not occur again, and if so, the work will 
not have been altogether in vain. In most cases thoughtlessness 
is the cause of these offenses that harm the fraternity, and surely 
it is well to keep in mind past errors of judgment, in order that 
their future repetition may be prevented." 

"After reading the Journal's exchanges for a year, I have 
formed some general impressions of the Greek Press which may be 
of interest First, as in the case with nearly everything else in the 
fraternities, most of the active working is done by a very few men. 
The chapter secretaries write their letters— often because a letter is 
expected of them rather than because they have anything to say — and 
some men in the active chapters make contributions now and then; 
but most of the readable matter is furnished by the editors and a 
few steady contributors among the alunmL This, it may be, is only 
what must naturally be expected. The college man, undergraduate 
or alumnus, who has ideas really worth expressing and the literary 
ability to sit down and write about a subject so that others will care 
to read what he writes, is the exception. It is noteworthy, however, 
that very few of the good contributions come from the alunmi who 
have distinguished themselves by their literary efforts. Several fra- 
ternities publish notices and reviews of books written by members 
as a regular department of their magazines; but the names of these 
authors seldom appear in their list of contributors. Whether this 
is due to the indifference of the authors to their fraternities or to 
a bashfulness which prevents the editors from asking them to con- 
tribute, I have not yet found out." 

--The Kappa Alpha Journal 


Fraternity Directory 


President, Dr. F^mk Wielakd (H) . .8000 Michigan Aye., ChiGago. 

Secretary, Hxksy T. Bruck (P) Mount Savage, Md. 

Treasurer, John L. Kihd(BT)...16 Mendota Court, Madiscwi, Wis. 

Ritualist, Stuait Macliam (B6> 760 Case Are., Oeveland, O. 

Editor, F. F. Rogbbb (BP) Temple Building, TorootOb Canada. 

President Southern Division, Ds. Joss M. Sildek, (BO) 

Sewanee, Tenn. 

President Western Division, Habry Van Prtbn (BH) 

800 lifichigan Ave., Qiicaga 

President Northern Division, Thomas B. Bum. (A) 

Union City, Ifich. 

President Eastern Division, Riv. Chas. Hinry Wnxa (BM) 

61 Church St, New York 


Chicago— George Paddock 1521 Windsor Ave., Chicago, 111. 

New York— W. L. McKay 409 Pearl Street, New York. 

Cincinnati— CoMSTAKT South wokth... 808 Bell Block, Gnctmnti, O. 

San Francisco— C C Exrz 9 Front St, San Fraadsco^ CaL 

Philadelphia— A. H. MiLUB....Midvale Steel Co., Philadelphia, Fa. 

Indianapolis— H. D. Tkimbli, 687 State Life Bldg., Indianapolis, Ind. 

Boston— Frank S. Eluott Gloucester, liass. 

Twin Qty- HuNTLXY Downs 583 Hollj Ave., St Pkoi Minn. 

Qeveland— Shirman Axm..l019 Williamson BUJg., derelaiid, O. 

Pittsburfl^-D. O. Holbbook 717 Park Bklg., Pittsbarg, Pk. 

Atknta— W. L. Hunnicutt 48 Inman BMg., Atlanta, Ga. 

Columbus— Jas. W. McLaben New Hayden BMg., Cohunbos, O. 

Toledo— Myron W. Hickok 515 Madison Ave., Toledo, O. 

St Louis— J. R DAMI....915 Missouri Trust BMg^ St Louis, Ma 

Richmond— W. D. Cooks 801 S. 4th St, Ridunond, Va. 

Detroit— R F. Saunders 848 Fourth Ave., Detroit, Ifich. 

Jackson— Dr. R R. Morrison Sun Bldg., Jadnon, MidL 

New Orleans— Dr. W. C Richardson, 

Godfliiauz BUg., New OriaaM, La. 

Assn. Far East— Max L. McCollough Davao, Mindanao, P. L 

Washington— Dr. G. S. Satfou), 

Central Hospital lor Women, Washington, D. C 

Kansas City— Jas. W. Reid. . M-22 Court Block, Kansas Gty, Kan. 

Los Angeles— John F. Cassell, 621 Helhnan Bldft Los Angdes, CaL 

Nevada Alumni Assn.— H. P. Ogdbn Box 748, Goldfidd, Ner. 



A -^Vanderbilt University, J. N. Stone, 

Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, Tenn. 
II —University of Mississippi, J. B. Perkins, Jr. ..University, Miss 

♦ —-IVashington and Lee University, W. K. Ramsey, Jr. 

ATA House, Lexington, Va. 

BB —Emory College, C A. Cotter Emory College, Oxford, Ga. 

Be — University of the South, Cyrus 1). Ho(.i:e. 

ATA Lodge, University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. 

Bl —University of Virginia, J. S. Easmey, 

ATA House, Charlottesville, Va. 

BS — Tulanc University, D. J. Chaille, 

145 S. Rampart St.. New Orleans. La. 
rn— George lyashington University, C. Louis Allen, 

ATA House, 1516 iC St., N. W., Washington, D. C 

f'l —University of Texas, J. E. Jones, 

ATA House. 110 W. 18th St., Austin, Tex. 


—University of Iowa, W. 11. Wernli, 

ATA House, Iowa City, Iowa. 

Br —University of Wisconsin, A. K. Luper, 

ATA House, 16 Mendota Court, Madison, Wis. 

h\\— University of Minnesota, Walter Wifland. 

ATA House, 1009 University Ave., S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 

BK— University of Colorado, H. W. Clatworthy, 

ATA House, Boulder, Colo. 

Bii —Xrrthivestern University, T. R. Johnston, 

ATA House, 1935 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IIL 

BP —Leland Stanford, Jr., University, Walter H. Hill, 

ATA House, Stanford Univ., Cal. 

BT —University of Nebraska, H. H. Wheeler, Jr , 

ATA House, 1643 "Q" St., Lincoln, Neb. 

BY —University of Illinois, R. S. Arthur, 

ATA House, Champaign, 111. 

Bi2 —University of California, F. F. Thomas. Jr., 

ATA House, Berkeley, Cal. 

VA —University of Chicago, C. B. Jordan, 

ATA House. 652 E. 60th St., Chicago, III 

PB — .Armour Institute Technology, n. D. Dick, 

ATA House, 3343 Wahash Ave., Chicmgo, IIL 

re —Baker University, R. N. McWnxiAif 8, 

ATA House, Baldwin, Kan. 

TK —University of Missouri, T. F. Railey, 

ATA House, Columbia, Mo. 


B —Ohio University, F. B. Gullum, ^, ^ .. ^ . . ^ 

ATA House, 30 N. College St., Athens, O. 

A —University of Michigan, Floyd II. Jones, 

ATA House, Ann Arbor, MioL 

E —Albion College, R. £. Bau Albion College, Albion, MidL 

z —Adelbert College, U. V. Fobtmann, 

102 Adelbert St, derelind, OUa 

K —Hillsdale College, A. A. Willoughby, 

225 West St., Hillsdmle, Mich. 

M ^Ohio U'cslcyan Unncrsily, Fred B. Ci)Mrn)N, 

ATA House, 110 N. Franklin St, Debware^ OUa 

X —Kenyan College, L. R. Bugmam, 

Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohia 

HA— Indiana University, T. L. Johnson, 

ATA House, Bloomington, Ind. 

BB -De Pauw University, J. T. Rulky, 

ATA House, Greencastle, Ind. 

BZ —University of Indianapolis, M. J. Murphy, 

338 ITatnilton Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 

B4> —Ohio State University, Don Y. Geddes, 

ATA House, 169 W. nth Ave., Columbus, Ohia 

Bt —IVabash College, H. E. Ziumeb, Jr., 

ATA House, Crawfordsville, Ind. 

FA —II' est rirainia Unix-crsity, II. E. Snyder, 

ATA House. Morgantown, W. Vm. 

VA—Purduc University, Fr.\nk A. WooDWORTH, 

House, West Lafayette, Ind. 

A —Allegheny College, O. H. Hauser . . . ATA House. Meadvilk, Pm. 
r --Washington and Jelferson College, E. M. SNmER. 

ATA House, Washington, Fl 

N — Lafayette College, J. H. Zekhev. Jr., 

\?u) Faycrwcathcr Hall, Easton, Pa. 

P — Stevens Institute of Teehnolosy. Paul M. roiTER, 

ATA House, Cistle Point, Hoboken, N. J. 

T — Rensselaer Polytechnie Institute. J. M. Kerr, 

ATA House, 115 First St, T«v, N. Y. 
12 — University of Pennsylvania, Clarence W. Rodman, 

Al'A House, 3533 Locust St, Philadelphia, Fl 
HA — I.ehiiih University, G. L. Siratley. 

ATA House. 239 Church St, Bethlehem, Pi. 
BM — Tufts Collei^e, C. H. Getchkll, 

ATA House, Tufts College, Mast. 
BN — Miissaehusetts Institute of Teehnolony, Krnest Whitten. 

ATA House, 234 Newbury St.. Boston. Mass. 

Br) -Cornell Uniirrsity, B. M. King, AT A House. Ithaca, N. Y. 

liX —lirozcn University, \V. M. IU'Nker. 

2.-) Caswell Hall, Providence, R. I. 
rv —Dartmouth College, Arthur C. White. 

ATA House, Hanover, N. H. 
re -^Columbia University, B. C. Tuthill, 

ATA House, 429 W. 117th St, New York CUf. 
rz —Wesleyan University, Paul S. Hopkins. 

ATA House, Middktowa^ 

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