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October and December, 1906 
February, April andjune, 1907 



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ohn HibbJfl^ npWiff P In, C Frank J. R. Mitchell 355 

Henry Markley Gass, Rhodes Scholar, 7'A^waj /. Walthall, Jr. 487 
Judge Henry Alexander Melvin, Grand Exalted Ruler of 

B. P. O. Elks John //. DeWitt 112 

Catalogue of Phi Delta Theta, Review of Walter B. Palmer 266 

Chapter Grand, Initiates of Frank J, R. Mitchell 530 

Chapter Grand, Biographical "N^otes — 

Robert Edward Arnal! 543 

Henry Cartwright Burr 538 

Frederick Everett Carpenter 540 

Edward Hurd Conger New York Sun 534 

William Henry Cotton Nashville Banner 535 

John Jeremiah Jacob 539 

Charles Eustis Kincaid 539 

Oscar Benjamin Peterson Waterville Sentinel 540 

Samuel Duncan .Puett 542 

Joseph Kincaid Sumrail 538 

Egbert Raymond Townsend Oliver A. Longueville 536 

Chapter Houses, Descriptions of — 

Illinois Alpha Elmer S. Albritton 479 

Indiana Alpha Walter J. Kemp 483 

Nebraska Alpha George D. Lantz 15 

Ohio Zeta Charles F. Dowd loi 

Pennsylvania Theta William R. Fleming 8 

Chapter Houses, Plans for Financing I. Clark Moore, Jr, 107 

Church School Adjunts of Universities Walter B. Palmer 628 

City Chapters of Fraternities Walter B. Palmer 616 

Congress, Phi Delta Theta Members of Walter B. Palmer 178 

Cornell University, Fraternity Houses at ATA Rainbow 171, 340 

Cornell University, Hostility Toward Co-eds at. .Walter B. Palmer 626 

Dead (^4^t«0'Srt>f%FJ-afer$itifc5:r :.;.: A 2 E Record 83 

Delta K^jfa: t:p»il&'h, RfliVi^w «f;^story of Its Bowdoin Chapter.. 

. . .V .'.•. .•. ':\ ..•....:..'..::.;..* waiter B. Palmer 511 

Departments--*^dStow^' J.|. .1/.' 27, 125, 276, 387, 544 

Chapter Co^nespja^cic?' .*c 32» 128, 279, 391, 550 

Alumni Qub. Cprrejpoq^enc^ 75, 327, 351, 434, 603 

Personal:.!,.:. ,V. .n^.W^ll. .: 75» 160,329,459,605 

Hellenic! .* .IJ* \<.^.l%,'. •*/.? 80, 165,339,467,611 

Collegiate 26,87,124,171,275,278,348,386,474,543,618 

The Pyx 91,175,351,477,630 

Father Lindley's Message to Phis John IV. Lindley 23 

Fraternities, Suggestions for Their Improvement.. /oA« //. DeWitt 27 

Growth of Fraternities, 1905-06 Walter B. Palmer 84 

Heraldry of Fraternities Walter B. Palmer 167 

High School Fraternities Walter B. Palmer 82, 468 

High School Fraternities, Adjudication A.^ec^T\g . .Pacific Reporter 370 
History of Phi Delta Theta, Review of bv Journals of 

B e II, 2 A E, K A, K 2, A K E, A TA, A T 12, 2 X. 2 N . . . . 495 

Indianapolis Alumni Club, Review of Directory. .Walter B. Palmer 380 

Indiana Theta's Chapter Paper, The Purdue Phi.. Walter B. Palmer 380 

Initiation "Stunts" Condemned W. A. Trimps, S X 168 

Javelin Throwing Revived New York Sun 529 

Lawyers in 4> A 0, Review of Directory of Walter B. Palmer 380 

Miami, Ohio and Ohio State Universities. New York Ei'ening Post 173 
National Convention, Washington, D. C, 1906 

Preliminary Announcement Carl D. Sheppard 20 

List of Delegates and Alternates Elected I ohn H. DeWitt 179 

An Occasion of Perfect Fellowship John II. DeWitt 181 

A Busy Meeting and A Delightful Reunion .. /^m^A Th. Miller 183 


Western Phis Journey to the Capital Charles F. Lamkin 184 

Addresses at the Opening Exercises 187 

The Visit to the Library of Congress Arthur R. Priest 194 

Phis of All Ages Attend the Smoker Samuel K. Ruick 196 

Address by President Benjamin Ide Wheeler Lee Fairchild 201 

A Phi Delta Theta Night at the Theatre .... Claude N. Bennett 202 

The Tree Planting at Mount Vernon Carl D. Sheppard 204 

Songs and Good Cheer at the Banquet. . ..Bernard M, L. Ernst 208 

The Military Drill at Fort Meyer Hubert H. Ward 221 

The Impromptu Dance at Rauschers Richard H. Little 223 

Presents to Father Lindley and Others John B. Ballou 225 

Reception by President Roosevelt John E. Brown 228 

An Abstract of Important Legislation, /.rrcw E. A. Drutnmond 231 

Preparations by the Local Committee George M, Rommel 233 

The Ladies Interested Onlookers Mrs. Walter B, Palmer 236 

Sidelights on Convention Incidents Walter B. Palmer 238 

Newspaper Reports of the Convention 248 

List of General Officers and Official Delegates Present 

Samuel K. Ruick, Walter B. Palmer 260 

New York Alumni Club's Paper, Phi Delta Theta Bulletin 

Walter B. Palmer 385, 528 

Old Fraternity Records Walter B. Palmer 1 16 

Ontario Alpha, Installation of Henry P. Cooke 6 

Pan-Hellenic Club in Denver Frank J . R. Mitchell 630 

Pan-Hellenic Club Supper in Helena Oscar W. Lange 341 

Pan-Hellenic Dinner in the City of Mexico Mexican Herald ^"jl 

Pan-Hellenic Club Banquet in Panama Albert B. Caruthers 273 

Phi Kappa Psi's Great Men from Small Colleges. . [['alter B. Palmer 52b 

Philadelphia Alumni Club's Paper, Phi Delta Theta News 

Walter B. Palmer 385 

Physicians in 4> A B, Review of Directory of. . . .Walter B. Palmer 380 

Pittsburg and Her Phi Delta Thetas Robert [V. Lindsay 10 1 

Poetry and Song — 

An Ode to Phi Delta Theta Andrew A. Stone 122 

Sing Phi Delta Theta's Praise William G. Morton 177 

True to Thy White and Blue Howell L. Begle 124 

Welcome to Washington Carl D. Sheppard 1 1 1 

Private Fraternity Journals [['alter B. Palmer 528 

Province Conventicms — 

Epsilon Province [['ill R. Evans 487 

Zeta Province Charles F. Lamkin 12 

Province System [['alter B. Palmer 86, 346 

Rainbow or W. W. W. Chapters at Texas and Southwestern 

Absorbed by * A 0, 1886 [Valter B. Palmer 343 

Reminiscence of the Philippine War [I'illiam E. Ralston 23 

Rockefeller's $10,000,000 Gift for Education [Valter B. Palmer 350 

Sorority Handbook, Review of [['alter B. Palmer 488 

South Dakota Alpha, Installation of Charles F. Lamkin 357 

Summer Addresses of Chai)ter Rei)orters. . . ./Va;;/; /. A*. Mitchell 634 

Syracuse Teacher's Convention, Phis at William W. Drew 275 

University of Chicago Losing Its Newness 

Frederick W. Shepardson, B B 11 625 

University of Chicago, Segregation of Sexes at. . .The Independent 173 

University of South Dakota, Sketch of John [['. Raish 369 

University of Toronto, Sketch of Henry P. Cooke i 

West Point, Phi Delta Thetas at Bernard M. L. Ernst 17 

White Carnation in a Story, "The Diary of a Bride," Review of. . . . 

[Valter B. Palmer 378 

Wisconsin* Alpha's Chapter Paper, IVisconsin Alpha Blaeter 

[Valter B. Palmer ;27 


Wisconsin Alpha's Semi -Centennial Robert IV. Bailey 369 

Year Book of Phi Delta Theta Walter B, Palmer 29, 347, 615 


Badges of Sororities 492 

Chapter Groups — Illinois Alpha, 482 ; Illinois Zeta, 585 ; Illinois 
Eta, 587; Indiana Alpha, 482; Indiana Delta, 579; Indiana 
Theta, 581; Iowa Beta, 591; Louisiana Alpha, 431, 598; Mich- 
igan Alpha, 577; Ohio Theta, 573; Ontario Alpha, 7; Penn- 
sylvania Alpha, 559 ; Pennsylvania Delta, 562 ; Quebec Alpha, 
551; South Dakota Alpha, 557, 359; Tennessee Alpha, 50. 
Chapter Houses — Illinois Alpha (elevation, interior and two floor 
plans) 479, 480, 481 ; Indiana Alpha, 484; Nebraska Alpha, 16; 
Ohio Zeta (elevation and floor plan) 95, 96; Ontario Alpha, 5; 
Pennsylvania Theta (elevation and two floor plans), 9, 10, 11; 
South Dakota Alpha, 364. 

Indianapolis Alumni Club Election Tickets (two cartoons) 464 

Institutions, Views of — Ohio State University (four illustrations), 
98, 100; Purdue University, 176; University of Cincinnati, 
574; University of South Dakota, (five illustrations) 361,362, 
364, 366; University of Toronto (two illustrations), 13. 

Iowa Beta's Baseball Trophy 633 

Keytesville, Chariton County, Missouri, Phis 91 

National Convention, Washington, D. C .1906. 

The Convention Hostelry, the New Willard Hotel 21 

Convention Group in Front of the Capitol 182 

Ban(]uet Scene 2 la 

Menu and Toast Card (facsimile) 213 

Tree Planting at Mount Vernon (four illustrations)... 205,207,209 

Card to Reception at White House (facsimile) 229 

Souvenir Pipe 200 

Cartoons — J. B. Ballou, 251; G. P. Benton, 251; L. E. A. 
Drummond, 253; C. F. Lamkin, 2^?^; J. W. Lindley, 107; 
R. H. Little. 257; A. M. McCrillis,^ 2;i ; H. T. Miller, 257; 
F. J. R. Mitchell, 251; W. B. Palmer, 198; G. M. R(mimel, 
253; C. A. Woo<Is, 253; President Roosevelt, 199. 

( )l<lest Convention (loers Present 241 

('onvention Attendance Souvenir 352 

Local Committee on Arrangements 235 

The General Council, 1904-06 209, 246 

Ohio University I'ootball Team (five members of 4> A H) 570 

Pittsburg Alumni Club .Smoker 603 

Portraits — F. H. ,\ustin, z^^S'* 241: J- B- Ballou, 251; George Banta, 
241 : R. P. Barnard. 235 ; C. N. Bennett, 235 ; G. P. Benton, 251 ; 
T. C. Cheney, 337; W. \. Compton, 235; G. W. Cone, 241; 
J. H. r)eWitt, 355; ('. F. Dowd, 97: L. E. A. Drummond, 253 ; 
J. J. Edson. Jr., 235 : Lee Fairchild. 608 ; H. M. Gass, 487 ; M. 11. 
Gottschall. 104; 1. R. Hitt, Jr.. 235; P. L. Hodges. 235; C. F. 
Lamkin, 253; J. A. Langfitt. 104; J. VV. Lindley, 24, i()7 ; 
R. II. Little. 2^7; A. M. .M<('rillis, 2;i ; O. A. Mechlin. 2^=? : 
11. A.Melvin. 114: II. T. Miller, 2^7;' F. L R. Mitchell, 2V1 ; 
W. B. Palmer, 198: E. F. Phillips. 235; W. 11. Pratt. 103: S. D. 
T*uett, 542 ; G. .M. Rommel, zj^^, 253 ; L. F. Sate, 99 ; C. I). Shep- 
pard. 235; E. R. Townsend, 53(1; W. T. Tredway, 103; Post 
Wheeler, 238; C. A, Woods, 253. 

Purdue I'nivcrsity — ''Tank Scrap" lytt 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Cotn'ention Daily (facsimile) 473 

Swing. David, a Meditation by 231 

Zeta Province Convention Group 13 





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ohn HibbJSqBpWitf P m C Frank J. R. Mitchell 355 

Henry Markley Gass, Rhodes Scholar, T^A^ ma j /. Walthall, Jr. 487 
Judge Henry Alexander Melvin, Grand Exalted Ruler of 

B. P. O. Elks John //. DeJntt 112 

Catalogue of Phi Delta Theta, Review of Walter B. Palmer 266 

Chapter Grand, Initiates of Frank J. R. Mitchell 530 

Chapter Grand, Biographical l^otes — 

Robert Edward Arnail 543 

Henry Cartwright Burr 538 

Frederick Everett Carpenter 540 

Edward Hurd Conger New York Sun 534 

William Henry Cotton Nashville Banner 535 

John Jeremiah Jacob 539 

Charles Eustis Kincaid 539 

Oscar Benjamin Peterson Waterville Sentinel 540 

Samuel Duncan .Puett 542 

Joseph Kincaid Sumrall 538 

Egbert Raymond Townsend Oliver A. Longueville 536 

Chapter Houses, Descriptions of — 

Illinois Alpha Elmer S. Albrition 479 

Indiana Alpha Walter J. Kemp 483 

Nebraska Alpha George D. Lantz 1 5 

Ohio Zeta Charles F. Dowd loi 

Pennsylvania Theta William R. Fleming 8 

Chapter Houses, Plans for Financing /. Clark Moore, Jr, 107 

Church School Adjunts of Universities Walter B. Palmer 628 

City Chapters of Fraternities Walter B. Palmer 616 

Congress, Phi Delta Theta Members of Walter B. Palmer 178 

Cornell University, Fraternity Houses at ATA Rainbow 171, 340 

Cornell University, Hostility Toward Co-eds a,i.. Walter B. Palmer 626 

Dead Gli^^C^Srir>f\FJ"afcr$itifcg;r :.;.: A 2 E Record 83 

Delta K^pa: tpJil^, R«Vi^w ttf'.HSstory of Its Bowdoin Chapter.. 

. . /. :;. :. ':\ .;....:.;.. r '/. ;. ; Waiter B. Palmer 511 

Departments— "t^dStorarfrV*. .i./,* 27, 125, 276, 387, 544 

Chapter Cpif^spoix^ciice .*; 32, 128, 279, 391, 550 

Alumni Crub' Cofrefpop^enc^ 75, 327, 351, 434, 603 

Personal: .1^.:. ^V. . ^..r.\»: : . . : 75, 160, 329, 459, 605 

Hellenic: .j-.:.jr ."^J.l'r/. '*f>7 80, 165, 339, 467, 611 

Collegiate 26, 87, 124; 171, 275, 278,348, 386, 474, 543, 618 

The Pyx 9i, I75, 35i»477, 630 

Father Lindley's Message to Phis John W. Lindley 23 

Fraternities, Suggestions for Their Improvement.. /^An //. DeWitt 27 

Growth of Fraternities, 1905-06 Waller B. Palmer 84 

Heraldry of Fraternities Walter B. Palmer 167 

High School Fraternities Walter B. Palmer 82, 468 

High School Fraternities, Adjudication Affecting . .Pad fie Reporter 370 
History of Phi Delta Theta, Review of by Journals of 

B e n, 2 A E, K A, K 2, A K E, A T A, A T «, 2 X. 2 N . . . . 495 
Indianapolis Alumni Club, Review of Directory. . JFj//^r B. Palmer 380 
Indiana Theta's Chapter Paper, The Purdue Phi.. Walter B. Palmer 380 

Initiation "Stunts" Condemned W. A. IWimps, S X 168 

Javelin Throwing Revived New York Sun 529 

Lawyers in * A 0, Review of Directory of Walter B. Palmer 380 

Miami, Ohio and Ohio State Universities. New^ York E^'ening Post 173 
National Convention, Washington, D. C, 1906 

Preliminary Announcement Carl D. Sheppard 20 

List of Delegates and Alternates Elected John H. DeWiit 179 

An Occasion of Perfect Fellowship John II. DeWitt 181 

A Busy Meeting and A Delightful Reunion .. /Tk^A Th. Miller 183 


Western Phis Journey to the Capital Charles F. Lamkin 184 

Addresses at the Opening Exercises 187 

The Visit to the Library of Congress Arthur R. Priest 194 

Phis of All Ages Attend the Smoker Samuel K. Ruick 196 

Address by President Benjamin Ide Wheeler Lee Fairchild 201 

A Phi Delta Theta Night at the Theatre Claude N. Bennett 202 

TTie Tree Planting at Mount Vernon Carl D, Sheppard 204 

Songs and Good Cheer at the Banquet. . ..Bernard M, L. Ernst 208 

The Military Drill at Fort Meyer Hubert H. Ward 221 

The Impromptu Dance at Rauschers Richard H. Little 223 

Presents to Father Lindley and Others John B. Ballou 225 

Reception by President Roosevelt John E. Brown 228 

An Abstract of Important Legislation, iLrzf»> E. A. Drummond 231 

Preparations by the Local Committee George M. Rommel 233 

The Ladies Interested Onlookers Mrs. Walter B, Palmer 236 

Sidelights on Convention Incidents Walter B. Palmer 238 

Newspaper Reports of the Convention 248 

List of General Officers and Official Delegates Present 

Samuel K. Ruick, Walter B. Palmer 260 

New York Alumni Club's Paper, Phi Delta Theta Bulletin 

Walter B. Palmer 385, 528 

Old Fraternity Records Walter B. Palmer 1 16 

Ontario Alpha, Installation of Henry P. Cooke 6 

Pan-Hellenic Club in Denver Frank J. R. Mitchell 630 

Pan-Hellenic Club Supper in Helena Oscar W. Lange 341 

Pan-Hellenic Dinner in the City of Mexico Mexican Herald 472 

Pan- Hellenic Club Banquet in Panama Albert B. Caruthers 273 

Phi Kappa Psi's Great Men from Small Colleges. . Walter B. Palmer 526 

Philadelphia Alumni Club's Paper, Phi Delta Theta News 

Walter B. Palmer 385 

Physicians in ♦ A 6, Review of Directory of . . . . Walter B. Palmer 380 

Pittsburg and Her Phi Delta Thetas Robert W. Lindsay loi 

Poetry and Song — 

An Ode to Phi Delta Theia 4ndrc7v A. Stone 122 

Sing Phi Delta Theta's Praise William G. Morton 177 

True to Thy White and Blue Howell L. Begle 124 

Welcome to Washington Carl D. Sheppard 1 1 1 

Private Fraternity Journals Walter B. Palmer 528 

Province Conventions — 

Epsilon Province Will R. Evans 487 

Zeta Province Charles F. Lamkin 12 

Province System Walter B. Palmer 86, 346 

Rainbow or W. W. W. Chapters at Texas and Southwestern 

Absorbed by * A e, 1886 Walter B. Palmer 343 

Reminiscence of the Philippine War William E. Ralston 23 

Rockefeller's $lO,ooo,0(X> Gift for Education Walter B. Palmer 350 

Sorority Handbook, Review of Walter B. Palmer 488 

South Dakota Alpha, Installation of Charles F. Lamkin 357 

Summer Addresses of Chapter RepoTtera. .. .Frank J. R. Mitchell 634 

Syracuse Teacher's Convention, Phis at William W. Drew 275 

University of Chicago Losing Its Newness 

Frederick W. Shepardson, B 6 II 625 

University of Chicago, Segregation of Sexes at. . .The Independent 173 

University of South Dakota, Sketch of John W. Raish 369 

University of Toronto, Sketch of Henry P. Cooke i 

West Point, Phi Delta Thetas at Bernard M. L. Ernst 17 

White Carnation in a Storv, "The Diary of a Bride," Review of . . . . 

' .' Walter B. Palmer 378 

Wisconsin* Alpha's Chapter Paper, Wisconsin Alpha Blaeter 

Walter B. Palmer ^27 


Wisconsin Alpha's Semi-Centennial Robert W. Bailey 369 

Year Book of Phi Delta Theta Walter B. Palmer 29, 347, 615 


Badges of Sororities 492 

Chapter Groups — Illinois Alpha, 482; Illinois Zeta, 585; Illinois 
Eta, 587; Indiana Alpha, 482; Indiana Delta, 579; Indiana 
Theta, 581; Iowa Beta, 591; Louisiana Alpha, 431, 598; Mich- 
igan Alpha, 577; Ohio Theta, 573; Ontario Alpha, 7; Penn- 
sylvania Alpha, 559; Pennsylvania Delta, 562; Quebec Alpha, 
551; South Dakota Alpha, 557, 359; Tennessee Alpha, 50. 
Chapter Houses — Illinois Alpha (elevation, interior and two floor 
plans) 479, 480, 481 ; Indiana Alpha, 484; Nebraska Alpha, 16; 
Ohio Zeta (elevation and floor plan) 95, 96; Ontario Alpha, 5; 
Pennsylvania Theta (elevation and two floor plans), 9, 10, 11; 
South Dakota Alpha, 364. 

Indianapolis Alumni Club Election Tickets (two cartoons) 464 

Institutions, Views of — Ohio State University (four illustrations), 
98, 100; Purdue University, 176; University of Cincinnati, 
574; University of South Dakota, (five illustrations) 361, 362. 
364, 366; University of Toronto (two illustrations), 13. 

Iowa Beta's Baseball Trophy 633 

Keytesville, Chariton County, Missouri, Phis 91 

National Convention, Washington, D. C .1906. 

The Convention Hostelry, the New Willard Hotel 21 

Convention Group in Front of the Capitol 182 

Banquet Scene 21a 

Menu and Toast Card (facsimile) 213 

Tree Planting at Mount Vernon (four illustrations)... 205,207,209 

Card to Reception at White House (facsimile) 229 

Souvenir Pipe 200 

Cartoons — J. B. Ballou, 251; G. P. Benton, 251; L. E. A. 
Drummond, 2^3; C. F. Lamkin, 253; J. W. Lindley, 197; 
R. H. Little, 257; A. M. McCrilli.s, 251 ; H. T. Miller, 257; 
F. J. R. Mitchell, 251; W. B. Palmer, 198; G. M. Rommel, 
253 ; C. A. Woods, 253 ; President Roosevelt, 199. 

Oldest Convention Goers Present 241 

Convention Attendance Souvenir 352 

Local Committee on Arrangements 235 

The General Council, 1904-06 209, 246 

Ohio University Football Team (five members of <I> A 6) 570 

Pittsburg Alumni Club Smoker 603 

Portraits — F. II. Austin, 235, 241: J. B. Ballou, 251; George Banta, 
241 ; R. P. Barnard, 235 ; C. N. Bennett, 235 ; G. P. Benton, 251 ; 
T. C. Cheney, 337; W. N. Compton, 235; G. W. Cone, 241; 
J. H. DeWitt, 355; C. F. Dowd, 97; L. E. A. Drummond, 253 ; 
J. J. Edson, Jr., 235 ; Lee Fairchild, 608 ; H. M. Gass, 487 ; M. H. 
Gottschall, 104; I. R. Hitt, Jr., 235; P. L. Hodges, 235; C. F. 
Lamkin, 253; J. A. Langfitt. 104; J. W. Lindley, 24, 197; 
R. H. Little, 21^7; A. M. McCrillis, 2t;i; O. A. Mechlin, 23^; 
H. A.Melvin. 114: H. T. Miller, 2«;7; F. J. R. Mitchell, 2V1 ; 
W. B. Palmer, 198; E. F. Phillips. 235; W. H. Pratt, 103; S. D. 
Piiett, 542 ; G. M. Rommel, 235, 253 ; L. F. Sate, 99 ; C. D. vShep- 
pard. 235 ; E. R. Townsend, 536 ; W. T. Tredway, 103 ; Post 
Wheeler, 238; C. A. Woods, 253. 

Purdue University — "Tank Scrap*' 1 76 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Convention Daily (facsimile) 473 

Swing, David, a Meditation by 231 

Zeta Province Convention Group 13 

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To John Graves Sirncoe, governor of Upper Canada from 
1792 to 1796, must be ascribed the honor of first conceiving 
the idea of a provincial university. The province of Upper 
Canada, as Ontario was then called, was entirely without any 
higher educational facilities. Governor Sirncoe repeatedly 
pressed upon the government of George III the advisability 
of making some provision to remedy this evil. As a result 
of his efforts a grant was made in 1798 for the support of a 
college with the functions of a university. The removal of 
Governor Simcoe left the matter in less energetic hands 
and things dragged on until in 1827 a royal charter was grant- 
ed to a college under Anglican control with the name of 
King's College. It might be here stated that the founders 
had as the model for the new Canadian university the system 
of federated colleges in vogue in Oxford and Cambridge. 

The bitter religious and political strife that convulsed the 
provinces and culminated in the rebellion of 1837 had a very 
important influence on the character of the university. In 
1837 King's College was removed from Anglican control, and 
made non-sectarian. The name *' University of Toronto" 
was given to it and in 1843 it was formally opened. Six years 
later the faculty of divinity was abolished. 

The control of the university is vested in the Ontario gov- 
ernment, and to an act passed by it in 1853 we find the origin 
of our present system. That act defined the relations which 
should exist between the university proper, and the Faculty 
of Arts, or University College, and made provisions for the 
admission of any other colleges which might desire to avail 
themselves of its terms. The wisdom of the act was recog- 
nized by all, and certain denominational theological schools, 
such as Knox and Wycliffe colleges, affiliated and were later 
raised to the status of affiliated colleges. A further act passed 


in 1887 enabled existing denominational universities to secure 
affiliation. Of these Victoria representing the Methodist 
body affiliated soon after the passing of the act, and in 1904, 
after negotiations extending over two 3'ears, the Universit}'^ 
of Trinity College, representing the Church of England in 
Canada, in Ontario, also came in. 

Under the provisions of an act in 1887, the faculty of med- 
icine, which was abolished in 1853, was restored and remod- 
elled, and medical students admitted to lectures in the faculty 
of arts. In October, 1903, Trinity Medical College amalga- 
mated with the faculty of medicine of the University- of Tor- 
onto, and its students were received into their respective 
years in that faculty. Owing to the affiliation of the Ontario 
College of Agriculture, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons 
of Ontario, the Toronto Conservatory of Music, the Ontario 
College of Pharmacy, and the Ontario School of Practical 
Science, curricula were prepared in these studies. Gradu- 
ates are admitted to degrees in arts, law, medicine, agricul- 
ture, dentistry, pharmacy, music, applied science and cer- 
tain degrees in engineering. More recently the university 
has granted the degrees of bachelor and doctor of pedagogy, 
and in certain arts courses that of doctor of philosophy. 

At the present time the university has three faculties of 
arts, and one each of medicine, applied science and engi" 
neering, and examines for degress in law, dentistry, phar- 
macy, agriculture, music and pedagogy. 

Under the provisions of an act passed in the spring of 
1906 by the Ontario legislature, the government of the uni" 
versity is vested in a senate composed of members appointed 
by the government, the president and chancellor of the uni- 
versity, the heads of representatives from the different facul- 
ties and representatives from the graduate body. This senate 
has supreme control over university affairs, and over the acts 
of the different faculties in their respective spheres. 

Complex as the system may seem at the first glance, in 
practice it has been found to be very successful, and it is 
hoped that under the provisions of the recent act, and with 
the generous aid of the government, much more may by done 
toward making our great university a success in every de- 


The university buildings and grounds are situated in the 
heart of the residential district of Toronto, immediately ad- 
joining Queen's Park and the provincial legislature buildings. 


The grounds extend from College street to Bloor street, a 
distance of about three-quarters of a mile, with an average 
width of over three hundred yards. In addition to this much 
adjoining property has been leased for building purposes, and 
as many of the leases are expiring about this time, the senate 
has decided not to renew them, but to hold the land so that 
it ma}' be immediately available for the erection of the new 
buildings which are needed. 

The pride of the university is the main building. Univer- 
sity College. Huilt of grey stone in the Norman- Romanesque 
style, it presents the most perfect example of that style of 
architecture to be found on the continent. The whole con- 
tour of the building is most graceful and presents a very de- 
ceptive appearance of its size. The triumph of the whole 
building is the main doorway, a most artistic piece of work- 
manship, and its beauties never fail to make one pause and 

The library, which contains over 100,000 volumes, is an- 
other architectural gem in much the same style as the main 

The faculty of medicine occupies two buildings, the biolog- 
ical and new medical, both of which are very suitable. The 
latter, but recently erected, is designed on the unit classroom 

The faculty of applied science also occupies two buildings, 
the old school of science and the new mineralogy buildings. 
Ample room is provided by these two for the pursuit of all 
the branches of study which are involved in that department. 

The chemistry building was designed expressly for the con- 
venience of students of that subject, and is eminently fitted 
for its purftose. 

The new Convocation Hall was formally opened this spring, 
and fills a long-felt want among the student body, for some 
place in which to hold university functions. 

A new ph\'sics building costing $400,000 is now in the course 
of erection and is expected to be completed by the fall of 

Wycliffe College is the only one of the affiliated colleges 
which is situated on the university grounds, the others being 
scattered around the city. 

The gymnasium was erected by the student body, but ow- 
ing to the increased interest taken in athletics is not found 
large enough, and plans are under consideration for the pur- 
chase of the old Toronto Athletic Club building, which im- 


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mediate))' adjoins the grounds to jjive more accommodation 
for sports. 

Ample room is provided on the campus and lawn for the 
practice of all games and there is also an athletic field, which 
contains the best running track in Canada for the purposes 
of matches. 

A radical departure Is about to be made either this year 
or next, which is of great interest to fraternities. Dormi- 
tories are going to be erected on the university propert.v, to 
accommodate a large percentage of the students. Not since 
the '8o's has there been a dormitory at Toronto, and the 
completion of the plan is awaited with much interest. 


In the fall of 1902 the idea of starting a local society with 
an object of petitioning * i for a charter was conceived 
by Kro. D. H. I'hilp. Closely associated with him was E. W. 
Oliver. Ity February, 1903, the society was well under way 
and an application was sent to the general council signed by 
D. H. I'hilp, E. W. Oliver, I. H. Nevitl, H. C. Parsons, H. 
r. Cooke. R. It. MacKinnon, R. L. Harrison, R. 1- Clark 
and R. K. Hore. Conditions here were not deemed suitable 
for granting a charter and we proceeded to strengthen our" 
selves in every way possible. 

In the fall of 1904 a second application was sent to the gen- 
eral convention at Indianapolis and while much encourage- 
ment was received the matter was left in the hands of Alpha 
province to decide. 

The fall of 1905 saw /, 2 N in a good house which was fnr- 
nished by the fraternity and stronger than ever. Good men 
were added until our representation from the freshmen class 
numbers seven. Representatives were sent to the Alpha pro- 
vince convention at Burlington, and the vole taken resulted 1 
in a unanimous endorsement of our application. The v 
of the whole fraternity was also favorable and on May aS-i] 
Bros. Ballon. T. (\. C, McCrillis, H. G. C, and Drummond^j 
president of Alpha province, assisted by several Fhis frontfl 
McGill, and Bro. Watson from \'ermont. installed Ontario's 
Alpha. Fifteen men were initiated and fifteen more are to ba.J 
initiated in the fall. 

The new home of Ontario Alpha is at 143 Bloor strerf 
West, and is in every way a suitable fraternity house. ltd 
in close proximity to the college grounds and provides i 
accommodation for sixteen men, possibly eighteeiu 



The chapter will assemble in the fall, fifteen strong:, exclus- 
ive of two pledges to Z 2'N, and everything points to a very 
successful season this coming year. H. P. ('ooke. 


Pennsylvania Theta is lodged in her new chapter house. 
Since the time of its installation the chapter never grew weary 
or discouraged in its efforts to solve the chapter house prob- 
lem. Like all successful undertakings our chapter house had 
its origin in a dream, and by steady and unrelenting effort the 
dream has been developed into a reality, for our chapter 
house has at last appeared in brick and mortar on one of the 
most desirable spots on the campus. Naturally some chap- 
ters may be curious to know how the problem was solved, 
considering that Pennsylvania Theta, with one exception, is 
the youngest chapter in the fraternity and has but a very small 
number of alumni. To satisfy such curiosity the chapter 
would say that its efforts have been no more assiduous, and 
that its plans for financing the scheme have been no more 
ingenious, than those of many other chapters; but that good 
fortune has been on its side. With all due respect and appre- 
ciation of the enthusiasm and interest of the members of 
Pennsylvania Theta, I wish to say that our success has been 
due, not so much to the efforts of the chapter as a whole, as 
to the loyal support of three enthusiastic Phis, viz. : Bro. C. T. 
Aikens, I. L. Foster and John Dallas. I have taken the lib- 
erty to mention these names, although I have consulted none 
of them, feeling that failure to do so would be mean ingrati- 
tude. We are greatly indebted to these brothers. 

The house occupies a beautiful spot on the campus, on a 
street laid out by the college for the exclusive use of fraterni- 
ties. The lot, 150x160 ft., has been leased from the college, 
the latter reserving the right to buy the house for two-thirds 
its value at any time the welfare of the college may require it. 
This, however, gives us no alarm, for the lot is situated on a 
portion of the campus which will never be needed for college 
buildings. Furthermore, should the chapter be unable, at some 
future time, to continue its responsibility, the college agrees 
to purchase the house for two-thirds its value within five 
years, and thereafter at a price to be determined by appraisers. 

At present the house is completed and everything in readi- 
ness for its occupancy at the opening of college in September. 
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and second floor plans. The second and third floor plans are 
practically the same and for that reason the latter have been 
omitted. The house is three stories high, built of red pressed 
brick with brown sandstone trimmings. 

A veranda, 12 feet wide, supported by heav}- brown sand- 
stone piers, surrounds three sides of the house. The house 
has a frontage of 58 feet and depth of 45 feet, exclusive of 
veranda and servants' quarters. The latter are to be separate 
from the main portion of the house, as shown by floor plans. 
The house will be heated by steam and lighted by electricity. 
The first floor has been planned with a view to dancing, and 
made as open as possible. The second and third floor rooms 
are arranged in suites, ten suites in all, and will easily accom- 
modate twenty men. Kach floor has a bath room fitted with 
basins, tubs and closets of the best make and latest design. 
The cellar is taken up by a large chapter room, the heating 
plant and two storage rooms. 

The house will cost about $12,000 and, when completed, 
will compare favorably with any other fraternity house at this 
college. Admirably located, attractive, commodious, and 
home-like, Pennsylvania Theta's new home is one of which 
she may well be proud, and one to which her loyal sons may 
return in the future and enjoy all the blessings of a real <I> A0 
home. W. R. Fleming. 


Zeta province held its biennial convention at Des Moines, 
Iowa, May 25-26, 1906. The great distance between the 
4> A colleges in the province made it a question whether 
every chapter would be represented. Reflect an instant on 
the great distance between Chicago and Colorado, which are 
forty-eight hours apart. The other chapters are, as a rule, 
twenty-four hours distant from each other by rail. As a halip 
way point it was decided to accept the invitation of the Des 
Moines Phis to hold the sessions of the convention in that 
city. Convention arrangements were largely in the hands of 
Bro. Paul Houghton, Iowa Alpha, Iowa Beta, and of Bro. 
Peyton of Iowa Beta. The headquarters were in the Cham- 
berlain, the leading Des Moines hotel. The pennants of the 
fifteen * A colleges were suspended in the lobby above the 
clerk's desk. These with an illuminated sign informed the 
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The convention was a working body. There sessions were 
held Friday and one on Saturday morning. Saturday after- 
noon was devoted to the Iowa state collegiate track meet and 
Saturday night to the banquet. 

The attendance was remarkably good. Fourteen of the fifteen 
chapters were represented, the official delegates being as fol- 
lows: Northwestern, L. F. Wilson; Chicago, M. W. Lom- 
bard; Knox, S. T. Snohr; Lombard, C. H. Housh; Illinois, 
F. H. Reynolds; Wisconsin, M. Allen; Minnesota, M. C. 
Shields; Iowa Wesley an, C. Van Brussel; Iowa, L. L. Wil- 
liams; Missouri, H. L. Moore; Westminster, D. Powell; 
Washington, R. A. Campbell; Nebraska, J. F. Fisher; Kansas, 
C. H. Newman. Colorado was the only chapter not sending 
a delegate. The general fraternity was represented by 
F. J. R. Mitchell,^?. G. C, C. F. Lamkin, Richard Henry 
Little, president and vice-president of Zeta province. In 
addition to the officers and chapter delegates the following 
alumni clubs were represented; St. Louis, Rev. F. L. Chapin; 
Sioux City, A O. Wakefield; Kansas City, Prof. Fred R. 
Cowles; Mt. Pleasant, L. C. Willett. The total attendance 
was about sixty. 

While matters of general fraternity policy were discussed 
the main attention of the delegates was focussed on the internal 
condition of the chapters in the province with particular 
reference to the chapter house situation. The committee on 
chapter houses made a careful and exhaustive report. It 
showed four chapters, out of fourteen reporting, as owning 
their own houses, viz: Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri and 
Nebraska — the four houses being valued at $55,000. All the 
other chapters are in rented houses and all using the note 
system to secure funds for houses. The committee found 
that the ten chapters reporting (which were in rented houses) 
had pledges, cash and property on hand amounting to over 
i»35»ooo- Three chapters. Northwestern, Westminster and 
Washington, expect to build within the year. 

There were no cases of discipline before the convention and 
every chapter showed a most satisfactory condition. Action 
looking to certain recommendations to the national conven- 
tion along the line of fraternity jewelry and alumni clubs was 

Owing to the amount of business transacted the social side 
of the convention was left to Saturday afternoon and night. 


The state field meet was a most interesting one and the results, 
close enough to make it exciting throughout. The banquet at 
night was most successful, Bro. Richard H. Little, as usual 
being the life of the party. Charles F. Lamkin. 


Nebraska Alpha's home is conveniently situated about two 
blocks directly east of the university. It is in the most de- 
sirable residence district in the northern part of the city of 
Lincoln. The electric cars are within hailing distance, and 
the new interurban electric railway will be but a block dis- 
tant. A more convenient and desirable location could not 
have been procured. In this district the property is becom- 
ing scarce and is increasing rapidly in value. Each year our 
home will grow in attractiveness and increase in value. 

The house is not a new one but is well adapted to our pur- 
poses. It was built a few years ago by Dr. Bessy, dean of 
the industrial college, and occupied by him until it came in- 
to our possession. Around one side runs an old style col- 
onial porch. In the rear of the building is an extra lot used 
as a tennis court. While the house is, perhaps, not as at- 
tractive externally as a more modern building from an ex- 
terior point of view, neither care nor money has been spared 
in making the interior a suitable home for <I> A 0. The in- 
side has been remodelled and is now well arranged for a fra- 
ternity house. The rooms are finished in black walnut, heat- 
ed by furnace, and lighted by gas and electric lights. The 
first floor is finished throughout in white maple. The rooms 
may be thrown into one for the purposes of dancing or ban- 
quetting. The living apartments are furnished throughout 
with colonial furniture, and through the kindness of an alum- 
nus the floors are covered with turkish rugs. Back of the 
living rooms is the dining room. Between these rooms are 
heavy sliding doors. Extending around the dining room is 
a stein rack. L^p to the rack the walls are finished in burlaps. 
The tables and chairs are also colonial furniture, matching 
the surroundings. The house will, accommodate fourteen 

Our house is a home in every sense of the word. It is a 
place which Phis of today leave with reluctance, and in the 
future will associate it with the most pleasant remembrances 
of their college life. It is a reward obtained through per- 
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well satisfied with it. <I> A is the only fraternity at the uni- 
versity of Nebraska owning a chapter house. No doubt other 
fraternities will, in time, attempt to secure their own homes. 
They have watched the result of our plans with a great deal 
of interest. Failure was predicted by them, but we are now 
beyond the danger point. 

Nebraska Alpha's home is always open to visiting Phis. 

()e()R(;f, D. Lantz. 


It seems to be a commonplace these days to say that wher- 
ever you find college men, you find Phis. And as a corollary 
one might say that the number of Phis in any gathering of 
university men is in direct proportion to the importance of 
the gathering. With the Rhodes scholars at Oxford our men 
are prominent. In college associations and clubs in the 
larger cities <I> A is strongly in evidence. We have been 
well represented at the Annapolis Naval Academy and our 
presence at West Point has been felt for years. 

Several years ago I had occasion to write of the West Point 
Phis and their achievements, and a present view of our men 
at the academy shows the continuance of the prominence of 
the fraternity at the government school. Our graduates have 
attained distinction in army circles in recent years as well as 
in times of national conflict and the men have lost no chance 
for preferment in the military services both at home and in 
foreign lands. 

In 1903 William Alexander McCain, Mississippi, '99, Fred- 
erick William Hinricks, Jr., Columbia, ^99, and James Frank- 
lin Bell, Washifigton and Jefferson, '98, graduated from the 
academy and received lieutenants' posts in the army in vari- 
ous parts of the country. Bro. Hinricks, after serving with 
distinction at Fort Hamilton, N. J., Fort Hancock, N. J., 
and the proving grounds at Sandy Hook, N. J., has been 
stationed indefinitely near Springfield, Mass. 

Two years ago another Phi completed his four year course. 
He was Vaughn Washington Cooper, Vandcrhilt, 02, who 
recently was serving in the field near Catoosa, Ga. Bro. 
Cooper Jhails from Nashville, Tenn. He made an unusual 
record in cadet affairs before leaving West Point. Both at 
Vanderbilt and West Point he was interested inbaseball, play- 
ing third base on the premier teams of both institutions. At 

*Thi!( article was written last spriiiK, before the sraduution of the class of igo6. 


the academy he played football as well and by his dashing 
work at half-back contributed largely to the victory over the 
University of Chicago, and other institutions several years 

In the graduating class at West Point last year were Adel- 
no Gibson, Iowa Wesleyan^ 'oi; Allen Wyant Gullion, Centre^ 
'oi, and Patrick Henry Winston, TexaSy *o2. North Carolina^ 
*o2. The records of these men at the academy justify their 
brief mention. Bro. Gibson comes from Oskaloosa, la. 
With Bro. Winston he won the championship in doubles in 
the tennis tournament in 1903 following up the work which 
gave him the championship at Iowa Wesleyan before his ad- 
mission to W^est Point. 

Bro. Gullion, who is now second lieutenant of the Second 
United States Infantry, stationed at Fort Logan, Colorado, 
obtained a high scholarship rank and won the position of 
**Buck" at the academy. 

Bro. Winston came to the University of Texas from Ra- 
leigh, N. C, and won the undergraduate scholarship medal. 
He joined N E at Texas, and went to Chapel Hill, N. C, 
to continue his college work at the University of North (Car- 
olina where he affiliated with the Phi chapter. He won the 
tennis championship title in singles at West Point and play- 
ing with Bro. Gibson captured the championship in doubles. 
He also played at center field on the Army baseball nine in 
1903 and a year later was made captain of the Varsit.v. At 
West Point he was also first lieutenant in a battalion of cadets. 

The undergraduate Phis at West Point are now nine in 
number. Only one new man entered to fill the vacant places 
left by the graduation of three Phis in 1905. He is Carleton 
George Chapman, Mercer^ '06. In addition Bro. Frederick 
Almyron Prince, Knox, '06, withdrew from the institution 
about a year ago. Bro. Prince made an enviable football 
record at West Point before leaving. He was a member of 
the teams which defeated Yale and Annapolis in 1Q04 and the 
Navy in 1903. His position was at half back and he was 
called upon to do most of the punting for his team as well. 
A number of football critics, attracted by his force and skill 
on the gridiron, placed him on all-American teams for 1904. 

The regulations of the academy do not permit fraternity 
meetings or organization and the drill and routine of the mili- 
tary life of the cadets give them little opportunity for society 
functions of whatsoever sort. The Phis make a practice every 
year of looking up their brothers who enter West Point and 


they make things as pleasant for the "Plebe" Phis as is possi- 
ble under the rules and the academy traditions. As to the 
upper classmen one of the West Point brothers writes: 
* 'Among the Phis the feeling of attachment exists as it does 
among Phis who are thrown together anywhere out of college." 
As an indication that the Phis are in touch it need but be 
stated that several months ago a circular letter was sent to 
every Phi at West Point asking for the name of every other 
* A at the academy, and in nearly every case each brother 
sent back a list with the name of every other brother on it. 
Some of them gave detailed information about the Phis who 
had graduated from this government institution for years 

Appended are brief statements of the records of the men 
who now represent the fraternity on the Hudson; showing, as 
they do, prowess on the athletic field, prominence in military 
and social ways and first rate scholarship: 

CLASS OF 1906 

George I.eRoy Converse, Jr., joined <I> A at Ohio State 
University, where he was matriculated in the class of 1904. 
His home is in Columbus, Ohio, and his work at West Point 
has been successful. 

William Addleman (ianoe, Dickinson, *o2, took his bache- 
lor's degree before entering West Point. His home is Jersey 
Shore, Pa. He achieved distinction at the Academy by win- 
ning a place on the **Hundredth Night" committee. At Dick- 
inson Bro. Ganoe was president of the musical and glee clubs, 
leader of the glee club, a member of the Raven's Claw, the 
senior honorary society, quarter-back on the 'varsity football 
team and a prominent member of the college dramatic club. 

George Milburne Morrow, Jr., was a member of the class 
of IQ04 at the University of Virginia where he was initiated 
into <I> A 0. He is also a southerner, his home being in Birm- 
ingham, Ala. Bro. Morrow stood twelfth last year in a class 
of ninety at West Point and is a second cadet captain of the 
United States Cadet Corps, the second cadet office in the 
battalion. He was the manager of the army team in 1905 
and holds other important positions in the cadet community. 

Still another southern Phi in the graduating class is John 
George Queckmeyer, whose home is in Yazoo City, Miss. 
Bro. Queckmeyer joined ^ A at the University of Missis- 
sippi, where he was enrolled in the class of 1905. He is a 
cadet captain at West Point and enjoys wide popularity among 
his fellows. 


CLASS OF 1907 

^ A is represented in the third year class by four men, 
the fifth Bro. Prince, having withdrawn from the army serv- 

Ewers Purdy Aldredge comes from Bridgeport, Ohio. He 
was a member of the class of 1905 at LaFa>ette. 

Thomas Lee Coles lives in Gushing, Ala. He came to 
West Point from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa 
where his class was 1904. During the last two years Bro. 
Coles has made the unusual record of standing tenth in a class 
of one hundred and twenty, which is remarkable as well as 
unusual. He has also been made cadet sergeant in the bat- 
talion of cadets. At the national convention held in New 
York in 1902, Bro. Coles was the delegate from Alabama 
Alpha and his brother, W. C. Coles, now an engineer, ac- 
companied him as a delegate from Alabama Beta. 

Richard Huntington Kimball took his bachelor's degree at 
the University of Texas in 1903 before entering the service of 
the army. He was advanced to the rank of corporal in 1904 
and was chosen hop manager at the academy, an important 
undergraduate office. Bro. Kimball is a member of the Texas 
Beta chaper house corporation. 

Edwin Martin Watson has also done creditable work at West 
Point. Like Bros. Kimball, Queckmeyer, Coles and Morrow 
Bro. Watson is a southerner. He comes from Martinsville, 
Va., and entered VV^est Point from Washington and Lee Uni- 
versity where he was registered with the class of 1902. 

CLASS OF 1908 

The fraternity's sole representative in the class of 1908 is 
another southerner, Carleton George Chapman, who was a 
member of the class of 1906 at Mercer University, Macon, Ga. 

It is interesting to note that of the nine Phis now at the 
the academy no less than six come from the south, the others 
coming from the east and middle west. Of the eight gradu- 
ates during the last four years, four were southern men, two 
from the east and two from the middle >vest. 

Bernard M. L. Ernst, Columbia, '99. 


The capital city of our country is rapidly becomin;? known 
as one of the best locations for conventions in the land. 
Time was when tourists selected only one or two months out 
of each year for a trip to Washington, say spring and fall, to 


be more truthful, and avoid it during summer and winter. 
Now they come on every train. Dear old couples and loving 
young ones can be seen almost any day in the parks and kov- 
ernment buildings and it is doubtful whether even Niagara 
Falls is more popular for honeymoon trips. 

As a convention city, the well known attractions of the 
place bring out the largest crowds. The ('>. A. R. has met 
here twice, the I). A. K. meet here annually fordecorous con- 
siderations of problems of the most pressing importance to 
the country's welfare; bankers, scientists, doctors, clergymen. 

THt Nk 

lawyers, clear down to the butcher, baker and candlestick 
maker find the beauties of Washington and her excellent hotel 
accommodations the best of inducements for holding national 
conventions in the nation's capital. 

College fraternities have not indulged so freely in the habit 
of holding conventions in Washington, but there is a pro- 
nounced tendency in this direction which may be seen in the 
conventions of A K E a few years ago, that of 4 K 4* last 
spring and the 1906 convention of * A to be held Thanks- 
giving week. * A © visits Washington this fall for the first 
time. There is no local chapter there, but as wideawake and 
loyal an alumni club as can be found in any city. The club 
has been chartered since 1884, some of the charter members 


still being in the cit}'. Monthly smokers are held during the 
winter, and, of course, the Alumni Day banquet is an occa- 
sion of great festivity. It is the boast of many Washington 
Phis that they have derived as much pleasure and benefit from 
the fraternity here as they did in college, which, when you 
think about it, means a good deal. The officers of the club 
for the present year are: president, William N. Compton, 
Alabama, '88; vice-president, Charles B. Sornborger, Vermont, 
'90; secretary, Carl D. Sheppard, Ohio, '02; and treasurer, 
Oscar A. Mechlin, Dartmouth, '03, Among the Washington 
brothers whom the fraternity has honored in times past are 
I. R. Hitt, Jr., Northwestern, *%^, who was once a member 
of the general council, serving as treasurer, and Milo C. 
Summers, Lombard, '81, who was at one time a province presi- 
dent. Both brothers have served as president of the local 
alumni club. Among alumni of national reputation in states- 
manship, literature and science now in the club are U. S. 
Senator J. C. S. Blackburn, Centre, '57; ex-Secretary of State 
John W. Foster, Indiana, '55; Representative Wm. G. Brant- 
loy, Georgia, '82; Representative Joseph V. Graff, Wabash, 
'76; Representative Francis M. Griffith, Franklin, '74; Rep- 
resentative Charles H. Grosvenor, Ohio; Representative 
Thomas W. Hardwick, Mercer, '92; Representative William 
M. Howard, Georgia, '77; Representative M. R. Patterson, 
Vanderbilt, '82; Representative George M. Prince, Knox, '78; 
Representative James M. Griggs, Vanderbilt '81, who is run- 
ning the democratic congressional campaign this year; Gen. 
John C. Black, president of the Civil Service Commission 
and past commander of the G. A. R. ; James C. McReynolds, 
Vanderbilt,'^!, assistant attorney general of the United States. 
The location of the 1906 convention was settled just before 
Alumni Day of this year and the Washington club began work 
on that day to make plans for it. Bro. George M. Rommel, 
Iowa Wesleyan, '97, was elected chairman with power to 
appoint the necessary sub-committee; Bro. Compton, as pres- 
ident, being made a member of the committee, ex-officio. 
The following brothers have been appointed sub-committee 
chairmen, each being ex-officio a member of the convention 
committee: auditing, Frederick H. Austin, Missouri, '80; 
banquet, Ralph P. Barnard, Lthigh, '89; decorations, P. L. 
Hodges, DePauw, '99; finance, John Joy Edson, Jr., Lehigh, 
'93; information, I. R. Hitt, Jr., Northwestern, '88; press, 
Carl D. Sheppard, Ohio, '02; printing, Oscar A. Mechlin, 
Dartmouth, '03; reception, Claude N. Bennett, Emory, '88; 


smoker, E. F. Phillips, Allegheny, '99; theatre, William N, 
Compton, Alabama, '88. 

The members of this committee will put in most of its time 
during Thanksgiving week showing the visiting Phis a good 
time. Of course, they don't want to entertain the brothers 
so well that the business of the convention will suffer, but we 
want 3'ou to remember your visit to Washington with pleasure. 

Cart, I). Sheppard. 


* On August 20, 1906, Father John W. Lindley, the only sur- 
viving founder of Phi Delta Theta, reached his eightieth birth- 
day. Messages of love and congratulation were sent him by 
all the general officers, the chapters and many individual 
members of the fraternity, and these will be bound in perma- 
nent form. To these messages Father Lindley has sent the 
following answer for publication in The Scroll: 

Mrs. Lindley and I take this opportunity of acknowledg- 
ing through The Scroll the receipt of the numerous personal 
and chapter letters of congratulation and good wishes upon 
my eightieth anniversary. 

Words can but poorly express our appreciation of these 
kindly greetings of the representatives of the 15,000 members 
of the fraternity with which I am so closely connected. It 
seldom falls to the lot of mortals to reach the age of four- 
score years, whose old age is cheered by the reflection that 
so many of these years have been spent in the founding and 
working for a fraternity that has furnished so many noble 
men to bless the land in which they live. The regard of such 
men is a source of lasting gratification, and if I have been in- 
strumental in accomplishing half the good they claim for me, 
I have not lived in vain. 

John Wolfe Lindley. 

Fredericktown, Ohio, October 6, 1906. 


I am asked to give an account of the organization of the 
* A alumni chapter at Manila in the year 1899, and I will 
endeavor to give that information as best I can from mem- 
ory, aided by my diary, the notes in which are exceedingly 

Bro. D. D. Thornton, Wisconsin, '94, assistant surgeon of 


the I St Colorado regiment, issued a call for a business meet- 
ing and dinner, to be held at the Restaurant de Paris on the 
Escolta, the principal business street of Manila. I regret that 
I did not preserve the typewritten form that was used by him 
on that occasion, but I thought no more of its historical value 
than I do now of the card that announces the lunches of our 
Pittsburg alumni chapter. I have no doubt that Bro. 
Thornton's Manila **cair' would be an interesting relic to 
preserve in the archives of the best college fraternity in the 

In accordance with this call, about a dozen Phi Delts met 
in a private dining room on the second floor of the Paris Res- 
taurant on Thursday evening of January 26, 1899. Among 
those present I can recall the following: 

Captain F. B. Hawkins, /T. <3^y., '<)6, loth Pennsylvania Vol. Inf. 
Captain W. H. Dury, Nt-braskiU '07, 1st Nebraska Vol. Inf. 
Lieutenant J. B. Kemper, Ciminnafi^ '00, I4lh Inf. U. S. Army. 
Private Charles Pleasants, HmhteL '82, loih Pennsylvania Vol. Inf. 
Private Alexander Kicher, Jr., //'. vS^./., '00. loth Pennsylvania Vol. Inf. 
Private W. E. Ralston, \V. e>" /., '01, loih Pennsylvania Vol. Inf. 

If I remember rightly, a Columbia Phi also was present. 
You could get a complete list of those who attended that mem- 
orable meeting by addressing Capt. J. B. Kemper, now at 
Fort Russell, NVyo., as he was elected reporter at the meet" 

It was a strange sight to see those men who had forgath- 
•ered from so widely different sections of our common coun- 
try, men of different ranks in that organization which so 
•strictly defines the privileges of rank — the army. Vet, for 
the time being, shoulder-straps were forgotten, and we met 
as brothers, pledged under the grand old Bond of <I> A 0. 

After a very enjoyable course dinner served in the best 
Spanish style, we had several infoimal toasts. Bro. Kemper 
having received the convention number of The Scroll, told 
us of the Columbus convention. He also spoke of his initi- 
ation into the fraternity, upon which interesting occasion, 
his own father, Dr. A. C. Kemper, Miami, '53, helped in- 
struct him in the mysteries: When commenting on that event 
he said in effect: **What better recommendation can a fra" 
ternity have than that a father should desire his son to join 
the same one of which he had been a member while in col- 

* An account of the meeting of I*hi at Manila on January zi^, i8og written by Hro. J. H. 
Kemper, appeared in Thh Scroll for April, i8t/o, and i«> tiitoted on pajfc 674 of "The His- 
tory of Phi Delta Theta," but this communication tcivcs additional particulars. — Koitor. 


It was moved and seconded that we should make an appli- 
cation for a charter as the Philippine alumni club. A motion 
was also made and carried that we should meet on the second 
Saturday night of each month and have a dinner and business 
meeting. But **the best laid plans of mice and men gang 
aft aglee;'* for in the meantime, on the night of February the 
fourth, the Philippino rebellion against the authority of the 
the United States began, and when the time set for our next 
meeting rolled around we were literally scattered to the four 
winds. Some were in the southern islands, while the majority 
of us were on widely different parts of our long battle line on 
the outskirts of Manila facing the Tagal foe. 

I remember Capt. Hawkins cheerfully calling to me on the 
day our next meeting was to have been, **How about the Phi 
Delt dinner tonight?" The call of the bugle interrupted my 
reply, and, as it was mess call, it in itself was the most elo- 
quent reply that could have been made. 

Coffy, coffy. coffy without any cream 
Soupy, soupy, soupy without any bean. 

Such was the first and last meeting of our Philippine alumni 
club. But still the fact that such a club existed and met in 
Manila, P. I., for one night is a fact I believe worthy of re- 
membrance by every loyal Phi. 

William E. Ralston. 

The New York Evening Post, in deploring the manner in 
which wealth is destroying the spirit of American democracy, 
says that nowadays not even college life offers a sphere where 
each man must stand on his merits, irrespective of his home 
connections. The editorial in question remarks that **men 
are graded in the college world about as follows: ( i) Wealth; 
(2) athletics; (3) scholarship." This may be true with re- 
spect to some colleges, but it is not so with all of them. It 
is not too much to believe that in some of the smaller colleges 
young men are still judged for their powers of brain and their 
qualities of character rather than by the size of their father's 
bank accounts. Worcester can furnish some notable ex- 
amples of such institutions and so can other Massachusetts 
cities and towns. — Worcester Post. 



The most suggestive and inspiring discussion of the educa- 
tional influence of the college fraternity that has 3'et appeared 
in any general periodical is the article by Mr. C'larence F. 
Birdseye in the Outlook for July 28. It is to be hoped that 
every fraternity man who has not done so will read this article 
and the singularly just editorial in the same number. Mr. 
Birdseye has described sympathetically the three periods of 
the existence of fraternities, namely, the sub rosa period, the 
period of partial toleration and of insubstantial existence 
without chapter houses, and the period of influential position 
in college life caused by the prevalence of chapter houses. 
His tribute to the college fraternity of to-day is unqualified 
and manifold. First, in many colleges the fraternities have 
built up a fine dormitory system, relieving the colleges of 
great expense and of all direct faculty control. A notable 
instance of this is Amherst, of whose 455 students (in 1905) 
109 lodged in dorraitori'es and 205 in the chapter houses. 
Second, the remarkable growth of fraternities has been largely 
in consequence of the decline of the small educational unit 
in our colleges and preparatory schools and the individualism 
connected therewith. The loss of the personal element in 
our colleges, the lack of a bowing acquaintance between pro- 
fessors and students, and the too frequent false viewpoint of 
the college — these are the real causes of the dominance of 
fraternities. After depicting the evils of insufficient study, of 
too much teaching in proportion to study, of superficial pre- 
paration for examinations, of committing important work to 
inexperienced assistants, of giving undue weight to examina- 
tions, etc., the author says: 

Undergraduates are the victims, not the authors, of these conditions. 
The fault lies, not with them, but with the faculties and alumni who, afflict- 
ed with megalomania, have been intent on increasing the wealth and size of 
the colleges, and, neglecting to safeguard the individual, have forgotten 
that improved opportunities do not necessarily imply improved individ- 


ual training. * « « if our huge faculties cannot, like their small- 
ler prototypes, closely touch the lives of their individual pupils, may 
not this be done through thoughtful alumni acting on the undergrad- 
uate members of their own fraternity, thereby greatly increasing the num- 
ber of those who will pursue their college course earnestly and for its own 
sake? * * ♦ These fraternities are today great educational influences 
which furnish our most available means to raise the moral and mental tone 
of our colleges and universities — and as well of our preparatory schools — 
and to aid our sons and grandsons in a struggle against greater odds and 
temptations, and moral, social, and athletic distractions, than the older 
generations ever dreamed of. 

Mr. Birdseye further shows that the evils of fraternity life 
can best be corrected, and the opportunities for usefulness 
can best be improved, by the loyal fraternity alumni; that it 
is the duty of the alumnus to help to mold the lives and mo- 
tives of his younger brothers; that the wide distribution of the 
chapters makes the fraternity an ideal instrument for wisely 
investigating and righting undergraduate conditions in widely 
scattered institutions; that the ultimate responsibility for the 
atmosphere of the chapter house is on the alumni; and that it 
is the duty of the governing bodies of all fraternities to bring 
about right conditions in their chapters and see that the con- 
trol is finally lodged in the alumni. He then advocates a 
fourth period for fraternities, in which they shall devote their 
great wealth and influence — 

First, to a careful study of present undergraduate conditions, and to im- 
proving these conditions in all their own chapters. 

Second, to inciting their own active members to do their best possible work 
and gel the best possible training during their college course. 

Third, to realize that in many ways they are their undergraduates' only 
hope for true individualism. 

Fourth, to co-operate in a large way with one another in the study and 
elimination of the too prevalent waste of lives during the college course. 

Fifth, to reach backward into the preparatory schools and clean up moral 
conditions there. 

Let the fraternities, and as well the colleges, be judged, not by wealth or 
age or numbers, but by the results which they work out in the lives of their 
individual members; by the real value of their output and not by the size of 
their capital or plant. 

With these tests of merit and of usefulness we are in pro- 


found accord. These glowing ideals so suggestively set forth 
must command the devotion of our fraternity for all time. 
They are but practical amplifications of the purposes expressed 
enduringly in the Bond of Phi Delta Theta. The develop- 
ment of the highest character is the end for which we exist 
and it should never be obscured by the tumult or the tinsel 
of ordinary chapter life. We have reproduced only a part 
of this fine article and we should add that the editor of the 
Outlook advocates very properly the placing in chapter houses 
of young and promising graduate students or alumni who 
would exercise a strengthening and uplifting influence, stim- 
ulating the intellectual life of the members and in an informal 
way co-operating with the colleges in their highest work. We 
dare say that this plan is in vogue in many places, and it is 
an excellent one. Finally, on this subject, we welcome any 
effort to impress the alumni with a sense of their great oppor- 
tunities and any closer inquiry by our central organization 
into the details of the life of all of our chapters. 

From the enthusiastic preparations for the convention being 
made by our W^ashington brothers it is evident that the deci- 
sion to go to the national capital was very fortunate. We 
ought to have a great attendance, a joyous fellowship and, 
above all, a record-breaking accomplishment of good. It is in 
the air that we are going to Washington to do the very best 
we can for the good of Phi Delta Theta; that every delegate 
and every officer will be ready to give his whole time, if neces- 
sary, to whatever important may fall to him; that as many 
questions of fraternity policy as possible will be determined; 
and that we will come out of it with new visions of our oppor- 
tunities and a better grasp upon our ideals. Phi Delta Theta 
expects and will receive the very highest service from her rep- 

The Record of Sigma Alpha Epsilon for September con- 
tains an editorial and another article about a plan for publish- 


ing every year chapter circular letters and membership lists 
and also a bound volume of the same. The plan was adopted 
by the supreme council of that fraternity in December, 1905. 
Chapters forwarded their letters and lists to the eminent 
supreme archon, Mr. W. C. Levere, who edited them, and 
prepared a statement about the general condition of the fra- 
ternity, which was included in each circular letter. Before 
commencement he forwarded to each chapter a supply of its 
circular-letter, in paper covers, bearing the coat-of-arms of 
the fraternity, to distribute among its active and alumni mem- 
bers. Cloth-bound volumes of all the letters and lists were 
issued in July, 1906, and were supplied to the various chap- 
ters, to the general officers and to alumni desiring to purchase 
them. **It is a book of 450 pages, 196 of which are used 
for the chapter letters, the balance being devoted to member- 
ship rolls and alumni directories. Both chapter lists and 
directories are arranged alphabetically.'^ The letters of six 
chapters, which loaned cuts, were illustrated. The cost of 
publication was '^apportioned to each chapter according to 
the number of pages used,*' and is said to be * much less than 
under the old system whereby each chapter published its own 
letter." The **new departure" is highly commended. **The 
possibilities are almost boundless." The only drawback **ap- 
pears to be the immense amount of work required of the 
editor and publisher of these letters," but it is suggested that 
it may be necessary to **create a new national officer in the 
fraternity council and settle many of the existing difficulties 
of publishing the general catalogue." The foregoing quota- 
tions are from the article in the Record^ which says editorially: 

The book, in addition to being a compendium of chapter work and life 
for the year, is virtually a new and connected catalogue. As it is intended 
to issue these chapter books every year, the fraternity has thus provided for 
what is to all intents and purposes an annual catalogue, supplementing the 

regular decennial one, which was heretofore our sole reliance 

We have no hesitation in placing this publication among the most important 
and valuable work done by the fraternity in many years. An annual history 
and an annual address-book in one handy volume is something of an ac- 
complishment The book furnishes a cumulative and continu- 


ously revised membership list, which will enormously simplify the prepara- 
tion of the regular official catalogue. This volume of bound chapter records 
represents a long step in advance of what any other fraternity has yet at- 
tempted in this field of work, and is a publication of which we may well feel 
thoroughly proud. 

All of this is very interesting to Phi Delta Theta, especially 
as the plan was the invention of Brother Frank J. R. Mitchell, 
president of our fraternity, and it has been in successful oper- 
ation for two years. We have said little about it in The 
Scroll but have commented on it and highly praised it in 
The Palladium y and it is explained on pages 828 and 829 of 
**The History of Phi Delta Theta" issued last spring. Our 
first bound volume of chapter letters and lists was issued in 
May. 1905. It contains 702 pages, of which 332 are used 
for the introductory matter and the chaper letters, the balance 
being devoted to the alumni rolls. It has 28 illustrations. 
It was edited by Bro. Mitchell and the printing was done by 
the Evanston Index Company, which, under his direction, 
has also issued this year's circulars and bound volume. If 
we are not mistaken, the president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon 
is connected with this company. We note, by the way, 
the following paragraph in the Record: 

William C. Levere, national president of Sigma Alpha Epilson, Frank J. 
R. Mitchell, national president of Phi Delta Theta, and W. A. Hamilton, 
national president of Beta Theta Pi, all live within a few blocks of each 
other at Evanston, 111. 

We heartily agree with the Record that the plan which it 
describes is a most excellent one. The only difference be- 
tween the method of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and that in Phi 
Delta Theta is that chapters of theformer distribute the paper 
bound circulars to their alumni, while in Phi Delta Theta 
the distribution is differently and, we think, better managed. 


ing every year chapter circular letters and membership lists 
and also a bound volume of the same. The plan was adopted 
by the supreme council of that fraternity in December, 1905. 
Chapters forwarded their letters and lists to the eminent 
supreme archon, Mr. W. C. Levere, who edited them, and 
prepared a statement about the general condition of the fra- 
ternity, which was included in each circular letter. Before 
commencement he forwarded to each chapter a supply of its 
circular-letter, in paper covers, bearing the coat-of-arms of 
the fraternity, to distribute among its active and alumni mem- 
bers. Cloth-bound volumes of all the letters and lists were 
issued in July, 1906, and were supplied to the various chap- 
ters, to the general officers and to alumni desiring to purchase 
them. **It is a book of 450 pages, 196 of which are used 
for the chapter letters, the balance being devoted to member- 
ship rolls and alumni directories. Both chapter lists and 
directories are arranged alphabetically." The letters of six 
chapters, which loaned cuts, were illustrated. The cost of 
publication was ^^apportioned to each chapter according to 
the number of pages used,*' and is said to be **much less than 
under the old system whereby each chapter published its own 
letter." The **new departure" is highly commended. **The 
possibilities are almost boundless." The only drawback **ap- 
pears to be the immense amount of work required of the 
editor and publisher of these letters," but it is suggested that 
it may be necessary to **create a new national officer in the 
fraternity council and settle many of the existing difficulties 
of publishing the general catalogue." The foregoing quota- 
tions are from the article in the ^^r^^r^, which says editorially: 

The book, in addition to being a compendium of chapter work and life 
for the year, is virtually a new and connected catalogue. As it is intended 
to issue these chapter books every year, the fraternity has thus provided for 
what is to all intents and purposes an annual catalogue, supplementing the 

regular decennial one, which was heretofore our sole reliance 

We have no hesitation in placing this publication among the most important 
and valuable work done by the fraternity in many years. An annual history 
and an annual address-book in one handy volume is something of an ac- 
complishment The book furnishes a cumulative and continu- 


ously revised membership list, which will enormously simplify the prepara- 
tion of the regular official catalogue. This volume of bound chapter records 
represents a long step in advance of what any other fraternity has yet at- 
tempted in this field of work, and is a publication of which we may well feel 
thoroughly proud. 

All of this is very interesting to Phi Delta Theta, especially 
as the plan was the invention of Brother Frank J. R. Mitchell, 
president of our fraternity, and it has been in successful oper- 
ation for two years. We have said little about it in The 
Scroll but have commented on it and highly praised it in 
The Palladium^ and it is explained on pages 828 and 829 of 
**The History of Phi Delta Theta" issued last spring. Our 
first bound volume of chapter letters and lists was issued in 
May. 1905. It contains 702 pages, of which 332 are used 
for the introductory matter and the chaper letters, the balance 
being devoted to the alumni rolls. It has 28 illustrations. 
It was edited by Bro. Mitchell and the printing was done by 
the Evanston Index Company, which, under his direction, 
has also issued this year's circulars and bound volume. If 
we are not mistaken, the president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon 
is connected with this company. We note, by the way, 
the following paragraph in the Record: 

William C. Levere, national president of Sigma Alpha Epilson, Frank J. 
R. Mitchell, national president of Phi Delta Theta, and W. A. Hamilton, 
national president of Beta Theta Pi, all live within a few blocks of each 
other at Evanston, 111. 

We heartily agree with the Record that the plan which it 
describes is a most excellent one. The only difference be- 
tween the method of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and that in Phi 
Delta Theta is that chapters of the former distribute the paper 
bound circulars to their alumni, while in Phi Delta Theta 
the distribution is differently and, we think, better managed. 





McGill University reopened last week with great prospects for a success- 
ful vear. The freshman class is the largest which has ever entered the uni- 

The new Union, one of our many gifts from Sir William Macdonald, 
will be opened to the students on October i. It will fill a long-felt want in 
the college life at McGill. Sir William Macdonald has also turned over to 
the governors of the university the new agricultural college which he is 
building at Ste. Anne de Bellevue, about twenty miles west of Montreal. 
This will not be opened until next year, and definite plans have not been 
drawn up for its organization, but it is probable that it will constitute an 
other department of the university. Sir William has placed an endowment 
on the Agricultural College of two million dollars in addition to the grounds 
and buildings, and it promises to be one of the finest institutions of its kind. 
A new commercial course has been established in the Faculty of Arts. This 
will be a two year course leading to a diploma of commerce. The new 
transportation course in the Faculty of Applied Science will be in full swing 
this year. 

Mr. Jaquays, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has retired 
this year and is succeeded by Mr. Hayward. Drs. Adami and Ruttan have 
returned from Germany where they have been doing research work for the 
past year. Dr. Wesley Mills is in Germany this year. Dr. Bovey, dean of 
the Faculty of Applied Science was this summer made an honorary fellow of 
Queen's College, Cambridge, and Dean Walton, of the Faculty of Law, has 
been granted the degree of L. L. D. from Aberdeen University. 

As for Quebec Alpha, we are now established in our new quarters and 
are much more comfortable than before. Last year we lost six men by 
graduation — Bros. Hibbard and Newton in science, Payne and Housser in 
arts. Brown in medicine and Shepherd in law. Bro. Crocker, who gradu- 
ated in arts, is in third year science this year, We have returned with twen- 
ty-one men, as Bros. Dickenson, Sharp and Benedict, who were out of col- 
lege last year, have returned to take their senior year. Rushing this season 
is very keen. So far we have pledged three good men in 1910: A. W. 
Reid of Ottawa, Keith Munro of Port Arthur, and A. C. Reed of W^inni- 
peg. A A <f> is now occupying the new house purchased last spring. This 
is one of the finest fraternity houses in America. 

Bro. Houghton played on the McGill cricket team which again won the 
league championship. Bro. Shanks has been elected vice-president of Arts, 
'08. He is also secrelar} of the business board of the Annual. Bro. Ross 
was the captain of the McGill rifle team at the D. R. A. meet in Ottawa. 
Bro. Raymond is the 1909 representative on the science reading room com- 

Bro. McDonald, Med. '05, leaves next week for Macao, South China, 
where he will be a medical missionary. Bro. Shepherd, law '06, has re- 
ceived a Macdonald traveling scholarship, and will study in France for the 
next vear. 

We have recently received visits from Bros. DeWitt, R. G. C, Connors, 
Purdue, '05, Jennings, Cornell, '04, and McPherson, Lafayette, '07. We 
hope that all Phis who come to Montreal will call on us. 
Montreal, September 25, 1906. George E. Bekl. 



Ontario Alpha opens the coming session under very favorable circumstan- 
ces, all of last year's chapter, with the exception of two, returning. 

College opens on October i and the installation of the remainder of the 
chapter will take place the same week. Prospects in rushing are bright, the 
chapter has six men in view at present whom we trust will prove worthy bro- 
thers in the Bond. 

Football season opens on October 18, when Toronto plays McGill. The 
chapter expects to have two representatives on the team. Bro. Acten has 
been appointed secretary of the track club and pledge Daniels (uninitiated) is 
secretary of the football club. 

The new Convocation Hall is about completed and the new physics build- 
ing is under construction at a cost of $250,000. 

The chapter wishes to report the visits of Bros. Hugh Th. Miller, DeWitt, 
Connors, (Purdue) Marriott (Syracuse), and Merriam, of Cleveland, who 
attended the meeting of the British Medical Association here. 

Toronto, September 30, 1906. D. A. L. Graham. 


Once more ♦ A 9 is back at Colby, occupying the house which we rented 
last year. 

The coming college year promises to be a prosperous one for Colby. We 
have one new professor and one new course added. The incoming class, 
while not so large as last year, promises to make up in quality what it lacks 
in numbers. 

In athletics Colby won the Maine baseball championship, losing only 
three out of twenty-one games played. 4» A 8 was represented on the team 
throughout the season by Bro. Dwyer, catcher, Bro. Tilton, second base, 
and Bro. Shaw, center field. At the close of the season Bro. Dwyer was 
elected captain of the team for i()07. 

In the spring a college band was organized and led by Bro. Becker, '08. 
Other Phis who won places in the band were Bro. l*eterson,'o7, Bro. Keyes, 
'08, Bro. Matthews, '08, Bro. Thompson, '08, and Bro. Masterman. 

The outlook for football is much better than at any time last sea- 
son. With a veteran team to build on and plenty of good material in the 
incoming class Colby should have a team thai will be fully capable of up- 
holding the honor of the college. 

Maine Alpha looks forward to a prosperous year. Our numbers will be 
weakened by the loss of Bros. Grant, '07, and Masterman, '08, who will 
not return to college this year, but we expect to welcome a good delegation 
from the class of 19 10. 

The house which we rent from the college has been repaired inside ex- 
tensively and will serve our purpose well, while we are working for a home 
of our own which we hope to have in the near future. 

Waterville, September 20, i(X>6. A. L. Cotton. 


College opened on September 20 with a much larger enrollment than in 
previous years. There are now over eleven hundred students and in order to 
accommodate this number a new dormitory was necessary. A large frame 
building which will accommodate al)out fifty men was begun on August I 
and is now ready for occupancy. Webster Hall, which will contain the 
administration offices and a large auditorium will be ready for use by next 


Septeml^r. Rollins Chapel will be enlarged and plans for a new gymna- 
sium have been drawn. 

The football squad has been out for practice since September 15 and yes- 
terday played their first game. Dartmouth defeated Norwich University 
5 — o, but as yet the men have not become accustomed to the new rules and 
the new style of game. Games have been secured with Amherst, Williams, 
Harvard, Princeton and Brown besides the union games which will be played 
in Hanover. Bros. Smith, '07, and Bradley, '09, are on the squad. The 
baseball squad is out for practice. The fall series between the sopho- 
mores and freshmen is being played and the freshmen have won the first 
game 5—4. 

Bro. Wallace, 07, is manager of the baseball team. Bro. Paul, '06, is 
an instructor of oratory at Cornell University. Bros. Loder, '05, and Chase, 
'06, are in the medical school. Bro. Oakford, '08, has left college for a 
year and will spend the winter studying at German universities. He expects 
to return, however, and graduate with his class. 

Thirty-two members of last year's chapter are back this year, and of this 
number fourteen are in the house. 

* A e together with A K E, A A <f>, 4^ T and 8 A X, agreed last spring 
to postpone **chuming seasons" from October until April. Since the beginn- 
ing of the college year, however, the rest of the fraternities have entered 
the agreement and no rushing will be done until March 24. 

Hanover, September 30, 1906. Howard M. Judson. 


The io6th academic year of the University of Vermont opened Septem- 
ber 26 with a registration of 128 in the entering class. The opening exer- 
cises were conducted by Professor Goodrich, dean of the department of arts, 
owing to the absence of President Buckham, who is in Scotland attending 
anniversary exercises at the University of Edinlx)rough. In the faculty 
several changes are noted: Mr. Charles H. Pierce, '04, succeeds Prof . Geo. 
Brett who has a year's leave of absence and is studying for a doctor's de- 
gree at Columbia; Mr. F. B. Wright, '05. is instructor in the electrical en- 
gineering department, succeeding Mr. Henry Clement, '04; Bro. H. A. 
Edson is assistant professor of bacteriology and botany, succeeding Prof. 
Morse, who has accepted a position at Bates. Morrill Hall, the new agri- 
cultural building is well under way and it is planned to have it completed at 
the opening of the second semester. 

Bro. Waterman, manager of the football team, had the squad back on 
September 15 for preliminary practice and the outlook for a strong team is 
very promising. The first game will be played with Dartmouth at Hanover, 
October 3. The schedule includes games with St. Lawrence, Middlebury, 
Amherst, Wesleyan, Worcester Tech and Brown. Vermont Alpha is rep- 
resented on the team by F. H. Smith, '09, and H. F. White, of Waltham, 
Mass., one of our pledged men. 

Among the honors which the class of 1906 brought to the chapter were: 
Bro. Perry, president of the class and commencement speaker; Bro. Peck, 
captain of the varsity baseball; Bros. Edson, Watson and Owen made* B K. 
Bros. Edson and Watson were awarded general high standing and were also 
commencement speakers. 

Bros. C. H. Hayden, '83, T. C. Cheney, '91, and S. H. Jackson, '98, 
were elected members of the Vermont legislature at the biennial election in 
September. Bro. H. E. Cunningham, 04, and Miss Ethel Lord, of Bur- 
lington, were married on August 18. Bro. A. D. Welsh, '02, and Miss 


Katherine Gebhardt, of Shellx>urnet were married at the home of the bride 
on October 3. Bros. J. N. Harvey, '02, of Montpelier, and Rev. F. B. 
Leach, '92, of Richford, have l)een visiting at the house this fall. 

A cordial invitation is extended to all Phis who may be in Burlington to 
visit us at our chapter house. Chas. A. Smith. 

Burlington, September 29, 1906. 


Williams opened on September 20 with the largest freshman registration 
in the history of the college, 178 new men being enrolled. Although handi- 
capped by the fact that our house has been moved 4CX) feet back from the 
street to make way for our new building, we pledged six men: Harry L. 
Alexander, New Y^ork City; Edwin B. Gore, Chicago; Charles E. Hazelton, 
Montague City, Mass.; Morris B. Lambie, Northampton, Mass. ; John P. 
Ryan, Troy, N. V'., and Lesley G. Sheaf er, Pottsville, Pa. 

We are watching with minute interest the work on our new chapter house, 
which, when completed, will be one of the finest of its kind in college. The 
contract calls for completion by May i, and the walls are already nearly to 
the second floor. Situated on Main street, the house will form a conspicu- 
ous member of Fraternity Row, which will include an unbroken line of six 
handsome chapter houses. 

The imposing new dormitory, Berkshire Hall, accommodating about 65 
men was opened on Septeml)er 17. The swimming tank was completed 
during the summer. The extension to South College was opened with six 
new suites, the finest dormitory rooms in college. The advisability of erect- 
ing a college commons has been discussed by the trustees, but no definite 
action taken as yet. 

Mountain Day, the annual fall holiday, was celebrated October 3, by the 
usual freshman burlesque parade, which bore the weighty name of **Kappa- 
docian Karnival." Two of our freshmen, Alexander and Hazelton, took 
special parts in it. The freshman-sophomore baseball game in which an- 
other of our freshmen, Lambie, participated, resulted in a ten-inning tie. 

Harvard was our first opponent on the gridiron this fall, and Williams. 
was defeated September 29, at Cambridge by the close score 7-0. Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College was defeated here on October 3, 5-0, the 
touchdown resulting from a forward pass. 

Several college honors fell to the lot of the fraternity a short time before 
college closed for the summer. Bro. McClellan, '08, was elected assistant 
baseball manager. Bro. Gibson, '08, was chosen editor-in-chief of the Gul- 
ieinunsian^ the college annual, to the l)oard of editors of which book he 
and Bro. Scott had previously been elected. Bros. McClellan and Scott, 
'o8» were elected associate editors of the Williams Record. Bro. Horrax, 
'09, was awarded a track "W." 

This fall Bro. Weeks, '07, was appointed hockey manager; Bro. Horrax, 
'09, was given the captaincy of his class track team, and was also elected 
vice-president of the sophomore class. 

Considerable activity has been manifested in fraternity matters. A chap- 
ter of ^ 2! K has been organized with 24 meml^ers, the charter having been 
granted to the former Phi society. 6 A X has purchased a house on Park 
street and is having it remodeled in colonial style. Z 4^ is erecting a new 
house) colonial in style, and a prominent addition to the row. 

Williams has entered a new basketball league, with Dartmouth, Wesleyan 
and Brown, the purpose of which is to definitely determine the New Eng- 


land championship. The intercollegiate golf association has voted Williams 
a member of the organization. 

The Haystack Centennial, the celebration of the looth anniversary of the 
founding of foreign missions, was held at Williams, the birthplace of the 
movement, on October lo. A very large number of delegates were in 
town, including representatives from about 35 colleges. Board and enter- 
tainment for over 150 delegates was furnished by the fraternity houses and 

The following alumni have recently visited the chapter: Bros. Wilson, 
'92, Waterman, '98, Squires and Stoddard, '00, Marvin '01, McMillan, '03, 
A. P. Newell, '05, Case and Hulst '06, Knowles, ex-'oy. 

Bro. Meeker, '08, left college this fall and entered Hobart. He expects 
to re-enter Williams next year. Bro. Jones, 'oQ, did not return to college 
this fall. 

One of our freshmen, Alexander, was elected football manager of his class 
team. He was also appointed a football director of the college. 

Williamstown, October 9, 1906. David B. Scott. 


Amherst opens this year with an enrollment of about 475, the largest in 
the history of the college. The entering class of 160 promises to develop 
some good athletes in all branches. On account of the change in football 
rules only a short schedule of seven games has been arranged, these being 
with Tufts, University of Vermont, M. A. C, and Williams, at Amherst, 
and at the home grounds of Yale, Dartmouth, and Swarihmore. The team 
will be rather light this season but under the coaching of Guy Hutchinson, 
quarterback on the Vale, iiK)5, the team is expected to develop into a fast 

The faculty is strengthened this year by the addition of William J. Newlin, 
'99, associate professor of mathematics and philosophy; Robert P. Utter, 
Harvard, instructor in English, and Otto M. Zorn, Western Reserve, in- 
structor in German. President Harris is to spend the fall and winter in 
Europe taking a much needed rest. Bro. Harry W. Gladwin, '05, is with 
us again this year for his second term as general secretary of the V. M. C. A. 
Through his efforts this organization was brought to a much higher standing 
in the college during the past year. 

The equipment of the college has been greatly added to by the opening 
of the swimming pool, and all students are required to learn to swim. At 
commencement last June it was announced that $75,000 had been raised by 
the friends of the college to be added to Andrew Carnegie's gift of the same 
amount. This is for the building of a biological and geological laboratory, 
which will be begun early next spring, and will be the first of the buildings 
put up in accordance with the plans of the architects appointed to beautify 

Massachusetts Beta is pressing steadily forward. During the summer the 
parlor and a number of the rooms in the house were entirely renovated, so 
that the alunmi on their return hardly recognize it as the same place. Great 
interest was shown in inter-fraternity baseball last spring, by reason of a val- 
uable cup offered to the winner. In a round-robin tournament we won all 
four of our games, and so hold the cup for one year. 

Massachusetts Beta even so early has started to win honors. In the trials 
for the musical clubs, Bro. Shute, '08, and Bro. Tracy, '08, made the man- 
dolin club and Bro. Kalligan, '09, the glee club. Bro. Wiggins, '09, is on 
the football squad. At the meeting of the athletic association last com- 


meDcement, Bro. Tracy, '08, was elected assistant baseball manager, the 
first to be chosen under the competitive system. 

By graduation and retirement last June Massachusetts Beta lost eight 
active men; but nineteen have returned this fall and we have pledged a strong 
delegation of ten men, as follows: William Andrew Bancroft, Clinton, Mass.; 
Robert Edward Best, Jeanette, Pa.; Lawrence Ledwith McClure, Wayne, 
W. Va.; Adolphus Merigold Miiloy, Erie, Pa.; Edward Allen Robinson, 
Gloucester, Mass.; Bertram Charles Schellenbcrg, Brooklyn, N. Y.; William 
Lawrence Schultz, Syracuse, N. Y.; Clinton Lewis Taylor, Wyalusing, Pa.; 
Kenneth Todd Tucker, New York, N. Y.; John Conover VanCleaf, Jr., 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Robert H. Kennkdy. 

Amherst, September 29, 1906. 


On September 19, old Brown formally entered upon her 143rd year of 
existence and with her * A began her seventeenth year of joint life. At the 
close of the impressive opening chapel exercises, both faculty and students 
marched to the front campus where a fine bronze statue of Caesar Augustus, 
the gift of Moses \. B. Goddard, was unveiled. 

With the opening of college comes the announcement that work is to be- 
gin at once on the new Field House, which is to be erected through the 
generosity of Edgar S. Marston of New York. The building, which will cost 
$l3,ocx>, is to be completed by February i, KKJy. 

Under the new athletic rules adopted last spring, it is feared that Brown 
will not be able to develop as strong a football learn as usual. However, 
manv promising baseball and track men have registered and the outlook for 
these departments of college sports seems unusually bright. Bros. Dicken- 
son, '07, and Funk, '07, are likely candidates for end and center respect- 
ively on the football team. 

But four men were lost by graduation last June and the full force of 
twenty-one men are all back as a nucleus upon which to build for another 
year. Rhode Island Alpha still holds a high place among fraternities here. 
Bro. Bright, '07, was elected baseball manager last June for the coming 
year. Bros. Tift, '07, and Dickinson, '07, were awarded their *'B's" at the 
close of the baseball season last spring. Bros. Bright and Tift were elected 
to the Cammarian club, of which Bro. Tift has been made president. Bro. 
Tift is also chairman of the celebration committee and president of the 
Brown Union. Bro. Kelly '07, is president of the Sack and Buskin and 
and also vice president of the Y. M. C. A. Bros. Baily, '07, and Nason, 
'08, are in the chapel choir. Bro. Alger, 'ck), has been elected captain of the 
sophomore football team and a new recruit, Cleveland, '10, is captain of the 
1910 football team. He has also been appointed a member of the celebra- 
tion committee. Bro. Kelly, '07, has been appointed assistant in public 
speaking, and Bro. Whilmarsh, '09, has been made an assistant in the gym- 

The members of the fraternity are again quartered in Brunonia Hall, 
occupying seven suites. Considerable time has been devoted to the rushing 
and as a result, eight men have been pledged. They are: R. M. Water- 
house, Somerville, Mass.; H. M. Tukesbury, Dorchester, Mass.; A. E. 
Regnier, Dorchester, Mass.; Paul Simpson, Newburyport, Mass.; F. Le- 
Forrest Mansur, Bradford, Mass.; J. A. Cleveland, Mount Jewitt, Pa.; 
Marshall Morgan, Providence, R. I.; E. P Frohock, Concord, N. H. 

With all the old men back and with this excellent array of new blood and 

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new spirit, we hope to realize more fully than ever l>efore the real meaning 
and worth of <f> A 0. Benson R. Frost. 

Providence, October 5, 1906. 


The university opened last week with a somewhat larger attendance than 
last year. I he Freshman class numbering about eleven hundred, a majority 
of whom are taking the engineering course. 

Our campus has been very materially improved during the summer by 
the addition of Goldwin Smith Hall, our new arts and science building, and 
by the physics building. Both of these are splendid structures and fill in 
the last available space in the quadrangle. 

The prospects for a very successful athletic season are exceedingly bright. 
We have lost but two points from last year's victorious track team. The 
football team is still an unknown quantity and we must wait to see how the 
new rules will effect us. The team will not, however, lack experienced 
men, as eight of last year's varsity have returned and a squad of about sixty 
others are reporting daily. 

Fraternity material is abundant in the freshman class and this is one of 
the keenest rushing seasons on record. We have been fortunate in pledg- 
ing seven very good men so far and have bright prospects of securing four 
or five more. 

New York Alpha has again received its share of college honors. Bro. 
Dugan has been elected manager of the baseball team. Bro. Rogers and 
Jackson helped Cornell win the intercollegiate championship again, by tak- 
ing two firsts, Bro. Rogers winning the quarter mile and Bro. Jackson the 
pole vault, breaking the intercollegiate record. Bro. Rogers has also been 
elected captain of the 1007 track team. 

We extend to all Phis, who may come to Ithaca, a cordial invitation to 
visit the chapter. August C. Bohlen. 

Ithaca, September 29, 1906. 


The school year opened at Union September 17, and, although the tuition 
in the engineering course has been raised, the registration for the Freshman 
class is about the same as last year. New York Beta lost five men by grad- 
uation. They were Bros. Uunn, who is situated at Duluth, Minn.; Bro. 
Moon, who is still in town, being connected with the General Electric Co., 
Schenectady; Bro. Hall, who is engineering the construction of a small city 
in New Jersey, and Bros. Haight and Sylvester, who are on the state en- 
gineering corps. 

Bro. Hapley, '08, is unable to be with us this year. 

Thus far we have pledged five men of the class of 19 10. 

Union is not to be represented this year by a football team, because of 
the fatal ending of the last football season and consequently it was a hard 
proposition for our new athletic director. Dr. McCumber, to substitute some 
branch of athletics for this fall. There has been a schedule arranged for 
inter-class and inter-fraternity baseball and track events. Although this 
plan is being heartily supported, something in the college life of the fall 
months is felt to be lacking. 

Our new building for the electrical laboratory is completed and most of 
the new apparatus has been installed. Carl H. Voght. 

Schenectady, September 29, 1906. 



President Butler delivered his annual address of welcome to all students 
on September 26, and thus formally opened the one hundred and tifty- 
second year of Columbia University. The total registration was somewhat 
below that of last year. 

A numl^r of the brothers attended summer school during vacation. Dur- 
ing the summer months a large number of alumni lived in the chapter house 
with the students. 

Nineteen Phis came back to college to start the year. During the first 
week three freshmen were pledged and the chapter still has a line on about 
ten good men. 

On account of the abolition of football, crew work will take up most of 
the time this fall. 

As the university has been opened for but one week, we wish to apologize 
for lack of news in this the first Scroll letter of the year. We wish the 
best of fortune to all our sister chapters in the rushing season. 

New York, October 3, 1906. R. Mapklsden, Jr. 


Syracuse University was never in a more prosperous condition. The L. C. 
Smith Mechanical Lalx)ratory and the Carnegie Library are nearing comple- 
tion and are fine works of architecture. The Hall of Natural History and 
the men's dormitory are fairly well along. The Hall of Chemistry has been 
started. It is expected that our stadium will be completed in May or June 
of 1907 and will be second to none in the land. 

The university is making for itself an enviable name in aquatics. Our 
junior crew carried off first honors on the Schuylkill last May, winning from 
Pennsylvania and Harvard. In the Hudson regatta our freshman crew 
won their race, and it is said by many that this crew was the best lot of 
freshman oarsmen ever gotten together. New York Epsilon was very ably 
represented in the boat by Bros. Weaver and Nelson. 

There is a great abundance of football material out **in togs" and a good 
team is a certainty. A hard schedule has been arranged against such elevens 
as Yale, W'est Point, Lafayette, Carlisle and Colgate. Bro. Reynolds, last 
year's end, and Waugh, a sophomore pledgling, last season's guard, are 
playing in their old positions. Hutton, a 1910 pledge, will bid strong for 
a place. 

There is a good abundance of excellent fraternity material in the entering 
class. Vincent Low, Lime Ridge, Pa.; Herbert Fans, Lumber City, Pa.; 
Wra. Hutton, Jr., New York City, and Lester Kaley, Binghampton, N. Y., 
are already wearing the little blue buttons. 

Since last June the chapter has moved from 706 Irving to 707 Irving and 
while our new quarters are smaller than the old, we are located better and 
have a much nicer house. We hope soon to have that house of our own. 

Nineteen men return for work and display an intense anxiety to gel into 
line. The chapter lost by graduation Bros. Jones, Whitney, Potter, Rus- 
sell and Ralph. Bro. Rubin, Ph. B., '04, received his L. L. B. from the 
law school. 

Bros. Weaver, Murray, Merry and Peck will not return to college this 
fall but expect to be with us again next year. 

Bro. Griffiths was elected to 4> K A, the senior society. Bros. Allen and 
Loucks were taken into Corpse and Coffin, and Bro. Sears into Monx Head, 
both junior societies. Bro. Brewster is a member of the Weekly board. 

Among recent visitors were Bros. Low, '03, Anthony, '01 and Perry, '00. 


That proverbial latch string is always oat and we arge all Phis passing 
this way to pull it. Frank M. Simpson. 

Syracuse, Septeml)cr 21, 1906. 


From the present outlook it seems that Lafayette College is just entering 
on the most prosperous year of its existence. The Freshman class is the 
largest in the history of the college, one hundred and sixty-two men being 

The faculty has undergone several changes. Mr. R. E. Hunt has been 
elected to succeed Instructor H. II. Reichard; Prof. Hopkins to succeed 
Instructor Gorse; Prof. James Tupher, Ph. 1). Harvard, elected assistant 
professor in English; J. W. Colliion, '06, to succeed Instructor G. Fetter; 
Bro. Wm. Smith, '03, to succeed Instructor Little, who has l>een transferred 
from classical department in mathematics to technical. 

Bro. Joseph Mclntire, Howard Mclnlire, Alexander and Smith were lost 
by graduation. Bro. Smith, '06, was valedictorian of his class. 

By way of innovation, we held our commencement banquet in ^ A B hall 
and so successful was the outcome that we shall continue to hold it there. 
Bro. J. Townsend Baker, '82, acted as toastmaster. Plans were discussed 
for a fraternity house. 

During the last year Bro. Drummond, president of Alpha province, has 
visited us on several occasions. 

From the wealth of material in the entering class, we were not long in 
making our selections and now take pleasure in introducing as brothers: 
Paul B. Hart, '10, Pennington, N. J.; Frank W. Rover, '10, Greensburg, 
Pa.; Donald VV. Voughls '10; Euglewood, N. J; W. Levan Lawfer, '10, 
Allentown, Pa.; William D. Kirkpatrick, '10, Chatham, N. J. 

The outlook for a season of footl)all victories is very encouraging, as we 
have a few of the old men back, and the entering class has brought in many 
preparatory school stars, who promise to make the old men work for their 
positions. Bro. McAvoy, who has filled the position of full-back for the 
last two years, will most likely be seen again in his old position. We are 
well represented on the squad having five men: Bros. Welsh, '07; Ken- 
ningmay,, '07; McMeen, 'ck>; Wm. Kirkpatrick, 'lo, and Hart, '10. 

The baseball team was fairly successful in that we won two-thirds of the 
games played. Bro. McAvoy played left field, and Bro. Long played third 
base in some of the games. The southern trip turned out to be a dismal 
failure as only three games were played out of a possible ten, rain prevent- 
ing the others. 

The success attained by the track and relay teams will give an impetus 
to the sport this year. We won first place in our race at the universitv of 
Pennsylvania relay races and also won the majority of our dual meets. 

Bro. Wilson, '07, has been reelected general secretary of the V. M. C. 
A. for the ensuing year. 

Bros. McAvoy and Hirst, both '08, have been elected lo the Knights of 

the Round Table, an honorary upper classman's society, and Bro. Brooke, 

'cx), and Snyder, 'ckj, to the Calumet club, an honorary Sophomore society. 

Bro. Boldt, 'cH), took advantage of the summer vacation to enter the 

state of matrimonial bliss. 

Bro. Heustis, '08, has left college to engage in business. 

Bro. Brooke, 'ck), has decided lo withdraw from co.lege for a year, but 
expects to be with us again next Fall. 


Bro. Welsh, '07, has been elected manager of the baseball team for the 
ensuing year. 

To all Phis who may come to Easton, we extend a cordial invitation to 
visit the chapter. H. T. Long. 

Easton, September 28, 1906. 


The chapter is glad to introduce to the fraternity at large as new brothers 
in ^ A G: F. L. Chase, Oakland, Ind.; (i. E. Hartman, Gettysburg, Pa., 
C. B. Kistler, Elliottsburg, Pa.; and G. E. Jacobs, Johnstown, Pa. We 
have also pledged three more men all of whom we expect to initiate before 
the next Scroll is out: M. L. Markell, Meyersdall, Pa.; Levering Tyson, 
Reading, Pa.; and E. W. Bell, Hamstead, Md. 

In regard to the college in general, important additions have been made to 
the teaching staff in the acquiring of Prof. Chas. F. Sanders as the head of 
the philosophical department and Prof. Karl Josef Grimm, Ph. D., the chair 
of German languages and literature. 

Prof. Grimm is a German by birth and received his early education in 
Germany and Canada. Later he took a degree at Heidelberg University. 
He is a meml:)er of several honorary societies among which are the American 
Oriental Society and the Modern Language Association. Since 1901 he has 
been professor at Ursinus College. 

Prof. Sanders has been studying in Europe for a number of years. He 
now has the degrees of B. D. and Ph. I). He graduated from the seminary 
here in '95. 

The prospects of the football team seem to be very bright this fall. Get- 
tysburg has played but two games but judging from the results of those 
games, the season will turn out even belter than has been anticipated. The 
first game of the season was with the University of Western Maryland. The 
score was 44-0 in our favor. Then we plaved the University of Pennsylva- 
nia to a standstill and lied the game 6-6. Gettysliurg scored twice, once in 
the first half holding the team for downs and forcing the ball back for a 
safety. The half ended with the score 2-0 in Geitysborg's favor. The uni- 
versity scored a touchdown early in the second half and later Gettysburg 
kicked a field goal. The students went almost wild over the news and a 
two-day celebration was held over the victory. While Pennsylvania Beta 
cannot boast of having any men on the varsity, yet she has several men on 
the scrub of more than usual ability. 

The incoming class is a pretty large one for this place. Eighly-two new 
men entered, practically all of them in the freshman class. The general run 
of men in the class is good, many — in fact almost thirty-five per cent. — being 
fraternity men. 

The college authorities have now in process of preparation another edition 
of the Pennsslvanin College Book. It is expected to be issued during this 
year, the seventy-fifth anniversary of the college. It will contain a great 
deal of information of value to the alumni and is expected to become very 

New honors have come to Pennsylvania Beta in the election of one of her 
men to the teaching staff of the college. 

Bro. H. S. Dornberger, '06, is now teaching German and the sciences in 
the preparatory department. 

Bros. Irvin, B. and S. I'hilson are playing with the Phil-harmonic orches- 
tra which is a town organization. 

Irwin and S. Philson have both made the combined musical clubs — Irwin 


as the accompanist and S. Philson the mandolin club. Bro. Muhlenberg 
has been elected assistant treasurer of his class. Pennsylvania Beta now has 
four men playing in the college orchestra. There are seven of her men on 
the football squad and two are already out for basketball. Altogether the 
prospect for athletic men, something in which the chapter has been rather 
weak for the last few years, seem rather promising. 

The chapter regrets to say that Bros. 1). and H. Huber have withdrawn 
from college, as have two of our pledges Mr. Davis and Mr. Hutchins. 
However, Bro. Paul Singmaster, ex-'o7, and Bro. E. M. Faber, ex-'o8, have 

After our pledges have all been initiated Pennsylvania Beta will have six- 
teen men in the chapter — an extraordinarily large number for here. But 
they are rather unevenly divided owing partly to the withdrawal of men in 
certain classes and the entering of oth;r men into other classes than the 

We have been rather fortunate this summer in having a good many Phis 
visit us. Bros. Gehring, Kurtz and Reed from Pennsylvania Epsilon were 
among those who were here more recently. 

Pennsylvania Beta is always glad to hear from the alumni and assures 
them of a cordial welcome any time they may choose to visit us. 

Gettysburg, October 3, 1906. Frkderick A. Ml^hlknberg. 


College opened on September 12, with the largest attendance and the best 
prospects in many years. The football team, under the able instruction of 
Coach Pickarski, has been rounded into fairly good shape for the opening 
battle October 3, with California Y. M. C. A. Of last year's team only 
four men including Capt. James are back. But there is plenty of new mate- 
rial and Capt. James and Coach Pickarski, whose services we have been 
lucky enough to secure for another season, have high hopes of being able to 
place another winning team on the field. Bro. Newman* formerly of Miami, 
'07, and Bro. Warren, O. S. U., '07, both of whom entered to affiliate with 
us, are each day rendering their positions on the team more assured by fine 
practice. We also expect to be represented by Bro. McClelland at half-back. 

Pennsylvania Gamma takes great pleasure in presenting to the fraternity 
her latest initiates — John Hughey Murdoch, '09, Washington, Pa.; Hugh 
Nixon O'Neil, '10, Pittsburg, Pa.; William Faucett McCrady, '10, Edge- 
wood Park, Pa., and William Heber Dithrich, '10, Corapolis, Pa. We have 
also pledged James Bigert, '10, Crafton, Pa., and Z. Ilugus, '10, Jeanette, 
Pa. We have begun the year with an unusually bright outlook having 
returned 14 of last year's men. We anticipate a very successful year and wish 
all the other chapters a most profitable rushing season and a prosperous year. 

Washington, October i, 1906. H. A. Dkan. 


During the summer "State" suffered an almost irreparable loss by the 
death of its president. Dr. G. W. Atherton. After twenty-four years of ser- 
vice as chief executive of our college, he died at his home on the campus on 
Tuesday afternoon, July 24. A bronchial affection which had troubled him 
for a long time was the immediate cause of his death. He spent months in 
California in the hope of securing relief, but returned last spring very much 
worse, and his death became simply a matter of days. For several weeks 
immediately preceeding commencement he was at the point of death, but 


rallied in time to allow the proceedings to be carried out, but his age and the 
ravages of disease were too much for him, and he sank slowly until his death. 

In spite of the constant and untiring efforts of the trustees, no one has 
been secured to succeed Dr. Atherton. In order that the college may have 
an executive to guide its affairs General James A. Beaver, president of the 
board of trustees, has accepted the presidency temporarily. In spite of the 
many inconveniences and difficulties occasioned by the change in the admi- 
nistration, the present college year bids fair to be a prosperous one under the 
capable leadership of General Beaver and Dr. Welsh, who has left Blooms- 
burg Normal to accept the vice-presidency of the college. 

A considerable number of changes have been made in the faculty during 
the past summer. Prof. J. H. Leete, who held the position of registrar, 
resigned to accept a similar position in the Carnegie Technical Schools. Dr. 
J. P. Welsh of Bloomsburg State Normal has been elected vice-president and 
registrar. Dr. F. E. Tutlle, professor of qualitative analysis, has left to 
assume charge of the chemistry department of Kentucky State College. This 
vacancy has been filled by Dr. R. I. Smith of Rutgers College, and Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania. Professors Surface of the biology department, and 
Foss, of the civil engineering department, have been granted a year's leave 
of absence. 

The chapter lost three men by graduation last spring — C. E. Culf, W. R. 
Fleming and W. Y. Heaton. Seventeen men returned this fall and occupied 
our new house on the campus. After a very successful rushing season we 
pledged and initiated six freshmen and one junior, and present to the frater- 
nity the following brothers: Joseph Conlen, Philadelphia, Pa.; R. L. Patter- 
son, Clearfield, Pa.; W. H. Sholenberg, Jr., Philadelphia, Pa.; Frank King, 
Reynoldsville, Pa.; H. C. Lorenz, Roaring Springs, Pa.; and W. D. Rowe, 
Philadelphia, of the freshmen class; and E. F. Bainbridge, Philadelphia, of 
the junior class, who entered this fall from Haverford College. 

Bro. L. W. Cooper, '05, was here for commencement last spring and 
Bros. H. R. Geib, '05, H. K. l^inelow, ex- '07, and F. V. McConkey, ex-'o8, 
spent some time with us this fall. Raymond Swenk. 

State College, September 24, 1906. 


The University of Pennsylvania commenced its one hundred and sixty- 
seventh year on September 28 with a total enrollment of 4,ocx5 students, a 
large increase over last year's figures. The engineering building which has 
just been completed at a cost of $8c»,oc)o, will be dedicated on October 19. 
Another dormitory, known as the Coxe House, has been built, making the 
total dormitory accommodations seven hundred and fifty. The new building 
of the department of veterinary medicine is being constructed at a cost of 
$300,cxx) and will be the finest structure of its kind in the world. 

Pennsylvania Zeta returned twenty-five men this fall including Bro. York 
who, after spending last winter working on the Panama Canal, has returned 
to continue his course in electrical engineering. At present we have only 
four men pledged, but the rushing season has only commenced and we will 
add several names to our list in the next few weeks. 

We are pleased to announce that Bro. Alfred T. Kreimer, Ohio Theta, 
and Bro. William Henry Hobbs, Pennsylvania Gamma, have entered the 
university this fall. 

Bros. Takaki, '08, C, and Rogers, '09, C, are out for the varsity foot- 
ball team and it is likely that one or both of them will make good, but Bro. 
Takaki who had his leg broken in practice last year has a weak heart and 


may have to give up football again this season. Bro. Sawyer is secretary of 
the senior class. Bro. (Jardiner is on the senior class freshman reception 
committee. Bro. Hendrie is rowing on the junior crew. Bro. Rogers is one 
of three nominees for president of the sophomore class. 

Ten names are missing from our chapter roll this fall including those of 
Bros. W. G. Gardiner. Jr., '06, M., H. L. Appleton, '06, C, J. W. Hardt, 
'06, C, and R. M. Hol)bs, '06, C, who graduated last June. Bro. Gardiner 
is resident physician in the Western Pennsylvania Hospital at Pittsburg. Bro. 
Appleton has gone into the hardware business with his father. Bro. Hardt, 
who was very ill during this summer, has recovered and is now assisting his 
father as bank examiner. Bro. Hobbs is with the architectural firm of Krost 
& Granger in Chicago. Bro. A. R. Ludlow, '06, C, is in business with his 
father. Bros. J. G. Hendrie, '06, C, and A. S. Conway, '06, C, are still 
enjoN'ing their vacation. Bro. Z. T. Hall, Jr., '08, C, is working for his 
father. Bro. J. V. Huber, Jr., '00, C, is with the Keebler-Weyl Baking 
Company. Bro. A. B. Mills, 09, C, expects to go into business this month. 

The chapter has enjoyed visits from Bros. Conwav MacMillan, Nebraska 
Alpha, '85, and Knox, Massachusetts Alpha, '06, and it is a pleasure to 
know that they are going to reside in Philadelphia. Bro. MacMillan who 
was president of Zeta Province and has contributed two songs to the song 
book, has gone into the advertising business with N. W. Ayer & Son, while 
Bro. Knox is with H. K. Mulford Company, pharmaceutical chemists. 

All the rooms in the house are taken and having just had the floors done 
up it makes a very good appearance for the rushing season. During the 
summer our cement pavement fund started by Banm Takaki was almost 
doubled by some of our generous alumni brothers and the long wished for 
pavement is- now being laid. 

The chapter is looking forward with pleasure to the national convention 
and hopes to go to Washington in a body, and there many friendships renew 
and new ones form with brother Phis. To all chapters we extend our best 
wishes for a most prosperous year, and hope that any brothers visiting Phila- 
delphia will call on us at our chapter house, 3400 Walnut Street. 

Philadelphia, October 6, 1906. Malcolm I. Davis. 


The re opening of college this fall found the majority of the brothers of 
last year with us again, in good spirits and with the intention of spending 
another year of hard work at Lehigh. W^e greatly miss Bros. Dougherty, 
Singer, and Wallace, who graduated last year. Bro. Stein has entered Pur- 
due University and Bro. Stiles is attending college at the University of Penn- 
ylvania. Bro. Cosgrove has entered Pennsylvania State College and Bro. 
Pierce is emj>loyed as a civil engineer in Wilkinsburg, Pa. 

The freshman class this fall is unusually large and contains some very 
good fraternity material. On October 6, we initiated five men and we take 
great pleasure in introducing Bros. H. M. Simpson, '10, C. R. Dunn, '10, 
R. K. Stritzinger, '10, G. A. McWilliams, '10, and W. A. Maeder, '09. 
Bro. Flippen, '10, has affiliated with us from Virginia Gamma. 

Lehigh's football prospects are somewhat better than last year's, notwith- 
standing the fact that she is represented almost entirely by a new team. We 
defeated Albright and George Washington and lost to Pennsylvania. A hard 
schedule is ahead of the team and Coach Dickson is putting them through 
hard practice every day. <I> A 6 is represented on the gridiron by Bro. 

Owing to the approaching Founders Day sports between the freshman and 


sophomore classes, the class teams have been practicing daily. Bro. Dann 
is captain of the freshman track team, Hro. Flippeo is out for baseball and 
Bro. Simpson for football. 

Bro. Lafferrander has been elected president of the chemical society and 
Bro. Coyle treasurer of the same. Bro. Smith, president of the junior class, 
has been appointed by the senior president on the Founders Day hop and 
hustling committee, while Bro. Haust has been appointed cheer leader. 

Since the opening of college we have had the pleasure of entertaining 
Bros. DeWitt and Long of Pennsylvania Alpha, Bro. Prugh of Ohio Alpha, 
and Bros. Singer, '06, Wallace, '06, McCleary, Blazer and Smith, ex-'oy, 
Bros. Cosgrove, ex-'oo and Orth, '04. j. M. Fair. 

South Bethlehem, October 8, it>o6. 



President Alderman's statement at the opening convocation of the 82nd 
academic year on Septeml>er 20 showed an enrollment of 741 students in all 
the deparfments of the university with many new matriculates coming in each 
day. Certainly this opening is the msoi propitious in the history of the in- 

Recent additions to the faculty include, among others: professor of 
economics, Ur. Thomas Walker I*age, of the University of California; pro- 
fessor of pathology. Dr. Charles II. Bunting, of John Hopkins University; 
professor of logic and psychology. Dr. Bruce R. Payne, of William and Mary 
College; associate professor of biblical history and literature. Dr. W. M. 
Forrest, of the University of Chicago, and adjunct professors. Dr. Charles 
M. Bvrnes of the Universty of North Carolina: Llewellyn (i. Hoxton of 
John Hopkins University, and Edwin B. Setzler, recently of Newl)erry Col- 
lege, S. C. Two other full professors are to be added to the medical de- 
partment during the year. 

Virginia Beta returned thirteen of last year's chapter aud affiliates bring 
the total active chapter to sixteen. The affiliates are W. S. Mudd, Alabama 
Alpha, '06; F. N. Harrison, Virginia Zeta, '09, and H. K. Tincher, Indi- 
ana Delta, '03. So far we have succeeded in pledging three new men and 
shall probably have other initiates 

Quite a stride in the direction of a chapter house was taken recently 
when after great difficulty, an option was secured on the last desirable lot in 
the vicinity of the university. The lot 75x172 overlooks the tennis courts 
and the road leading to the athletic field. The location is ideal but in order 
to secure the property it will be necessary to raise $8,000 before October 20. 
Letters have been written to all the alumni of the chapter soliciting funds 
and a most energetic effort is being made to secure a home for <I> A 6 at 

The chapter recently had a most pleasant visit from Bro. H. S. W^atson, 
province president, and also from Bros. Haskell and Williams, who were 
with us last year. T. Dwicht Sloan. 

Charlottesville, October 2, 1906. 


Randolph- Macon opened this year with an unusually large attendance. 
There is a new professor of biology this year. Dr. H. S. Conard, the man 
elected for the place did not come, and in his stead Dr. J. F. Mcl^ndon, 


from the University of Pennsylvania and of the University of Texas, was 
chosen. The new dormitory given to the college by Mr. Jno. P. Branch of 
Richmond was finished in June just at commencement. It is a magnificent 
building and has been a drawing card for the new students this year. Every 
room in it is occupied. It has all the modern conveniences, including both 
gas and electric lights. 

There is a very good prospect for the football team this year. Several of 
the old men are back, and there is plenty of good new material, which we 
expect to turn into a fine team under the efficient coaching of Mr. Y, H. 
Eastman a former Dartmouth star. The LaCrosse team is also out for prac- 
tice again and we have several representatives on the team. 

Virginia Gamma returned seven men this year, having lost but two from 
last year, Bros. H. M. Brent and J. P. Flippen. Bro. Brent is teaching at 
his home in Heathsville, Va., and Bro. Flippen has gone to Lehigh to take 
a course in electrical engineering. 

Virginia Gamma has her full share of honors this year. Bro. Chenery is 
president of the general athletic association, member of the monthly board, 
instructor in astronomy and physics. Bro. T. M. Harris is treasurer of the 
general athletic association, member of the monthly board, president of the 
senior class, instructor in Latin, president of Franklin literary society. 

We have taken in two men and have two more pledged. We take great 
pleasure in presenting to the general fraternity Bros. A. C. Bowlus and F. 
D'Esle Jamesson, both of the class of iqio. We had a visit from Bro. Jno. 
W. Carter, Jr., Virginia Gamma, '04, at the time of the initiation. He 
reports that an effort is being made to found an alumni chapter in Danville, 
Va. We expect to have the best chapter that has ever been here in the his- 
tory of the college this year. Any and all Phis will receive a hearty wel- 
come from Virginia Gamma. W. P. Reed. 

Ashland, Septeml)er 26, 1906. 


The 157th session of the university began September 13 with what prom- 
ises to be the most successful year in the history of the institution. 

At the present date the total number of matriculates is 405 and from all 
indications the enrollment will exceed the high-water mark of 411 reached 
in the last year of Gen. Lee's administration. 

A new department, the school of commerce, has been established with 
Dr. Henry Parker Willis at its head. 

Some time ago President Denny obtained from Mr. Andrew Carnegie a 
donation of $50,000 for the construction of a library building upon the con- 
dition that the university would secure an endowment of a like amount for 
its maintenance. Practically all of this has been secured and it is expected 
that active work of construction will be begun this autumn. 

Along with this advancement there is a manifest increase of inter- 
est in athletics. The football team is one of the strongest and fastest that 
Washington and Lee has ever put upon the stadium. The management of 
the team has secured the services of R. R. Brown, of Dartmouth, as coach. 
Games have been arranged with the following institutions. Georgetown, 
Randolph-Macon, George Washington, St. Johns, A. and M. of N. Carolina, 
and the University of Maryland. Our chapter as usual will be well repre- 

Under the management of Dr. Bitzer the track team has steadily improved 
in strength and is now able to compete with most of the southern colleges. 
Randolph-Macon was defeated by Washington and Lee in the track meet at 


Lynchburg, Va., last spring. The winter practice has already begun and 
the prospects are very flattering. 

In view of the fact that only four of last year's chapter returned at the 
beginning of the present session, Virginia Zeta succeeded in pledging five 
**goats," who, we are sure, will do credit to the chapter. We take pleas- 
ure in introducing to the fraternity Bros. Joe Steele Campbell, Lexing- 
ton, Va.; William Currell Vance, Newark, N. J.; Joseph L. Lykes, Tampa, 
Fla. ; Abrara Douglas Somerville, Greenville, Miss.; Leon Vernon I^rsen, 
Nashville, Tenn. 

I..ast year Washington and Lee experienced an impetus in the direction 
of the introduction of new fraternities, three organizing chapters here. They 
are A T O, Z ^ E and A Z <i>. The first named was established here in 
1865, but became extinct in 1899. Lkon Vernon Larsen. 

Lexington, Oct. 3, 1906. 



College opened on September the twelfth with a good attendance. The 
increase in the number of students over last year possibly did not come 
Tip to the expectations of some. This, however, must be taken as a sign of 
progression rather than of regression. The scholastic requirements have 
been raised in every way, making it much harder to get in, and very 
much harder to gel out of college. However, we have the satisfaction and 
consolation of knowing that our courses of studies are in every respect on a 
par with those of the best eastern colleges, and that our graduates, from a 
standpoint of training, are equal to those of any similar institution in the 
country, and that thev are recognized as such. 

The increase in the work and the development and extension of our vari- 
ous departments make necessary greater facilities. As a consequence, we 
are to have some new buildings. These buildings have been promised so 
long that we are inclined to look upon them as myths rather than as real, 
live possibilities, but it is now a certainty that they will soon be erected. 
Provisions, plans and specifications have been completed for a new hall of 
science: work will commence on it in a few months and it will be ready for 
occupancy by next Septeml)er. A new dormitory and library will soon fol- 

The faculty is practically the same as last year. IVof. Evans, teacher of 
pubic speaking, has resigned; no one as yet has been named for his place. 
A few assistants have been chosen for the various departments. We were 
very fortunate in these selections. Bro. Starling is assisting Dr. Blaney in 
the modern language course, and Bro. English is assisting Prof. Fulton in 
the department of English. 

The percentage of fraternity material was a little lower than usual this 
year. We were exceedingly successful, however, in rushing, and had the 
pleasure of initiating six men into the mysteries of <I> A 6. We are glad to 
introduce to the fraternity Bros. Rose, Hudson, Lynn, Woodford, St. Clair 
and Schoeuncy. These are quite an addition to the eleven men that we re- 
turned and we now have a characteristically strong and congenial chapter. 
We are pleased to note in passing that the rushing season in general was 
characterized by more conservatism than ever before. It will be remem- 
bered that last year a persistent effort was made to organize a pan-hellenic 
-<council in which there would be a mutual agreement among the fraternities 
here that no man would be rushed, spiked or pledged for a certain length 


of time. On account of one or two timid fraternities the effort failed, but 
its advocates made such an impression on fraternity circles that nearly every 
fraternity has been more cautious and particular in rushing men than here- 
tofore. The good resnlts are already splendidly apparent. We are for 
conservatism locally and nationally. 

The outlook in football is very encouraging. Eight of last year's veterans 
have come back and we have quite a numc)erof new men that give promise of 
making good. Coach Johnson who did such good work for us last year has 
the team in charge again this year and is rapidly rounding the men into 
shape. The season opens today when we play Kentucky Military Institute. 
We are confident of an easy victory. 

Our fraternity will be well represented in all college organizations this 
year. Bro. Boyd is president of the junior class, and of the Deinologian 
literary societv, and assistant manager of the college publication tl>e Cento. 
Bro. Bennett is president and Bro. Triplett vice-president of the senior law 
class. Bro. Andery is on the reportorial staff of the Cento. Bro. Andrews 
is secretary and treasurer of the junior class. 

Bro. English is president of the Y. M. C. A., manager of the Cento, and 
historian of the senior class. 

We unite in cordial greetings to our brothers in the Bond of ♦ A B. 

Dauville, Septeml)er 29, 1906. B. English. 


College opened September 13 with an increase in attendance of al)out 
twenty per cent, over that of last year, which is very encouraging to the col- 
lege officials, who expect to make this a banner year. 

There have been several important changes in the faculty since last June. 
Prof. Tuttle has been installed as dean of the chemistry department to suc- 
ceed Prof. Palmer, who resigned to accept a government position. Prof. 
Tuttle comes to Kentucky State from Pennsylvania State College where he 
has lieen engaged in this line of work for the past fifteen years. He is very 
highly recommended and we feel very much flattered in getting such a man. 
He has as his assistant Prof. Maxton who also is very highly recommended. 
Under the guidance of these two able men their departments should become 
one of the foremost in the college. 

Prof. W. E. Rowe has succeeded Prof. J. P. Brooks, B 6 II, as dean of 
the civil engineering department. Brof. Brooks goes to the University of 
Illinois to accept a similar position. It was with regret that we gave him up. 
Prof. Rowe comes from the University of Oklahoma, where he has been 
teaching for the past year. 

Prof. John Faig resigned as professor of machine designing, to accept the 
chair of mechanical engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He was 
succeeded by Prof. Leoin Frankel, 11 K A. 

Prof. Werniche resigned from the chair of modern languages to accept 
the chair of higher mathematics at Washington University. He was suc- 
ceeded by Prof. Zembrod, II K A, who held a similar chair at Kentucky 

Last June Andrew Carnegie gave to the college $20,000 for a library. 
Work for this building will begin this fall and we expect it to be finished by 

Mechanical hall has been enlarged and this will greatly benefit that depart- 

The chapter returned nine men this fall, namely: Bros. Wilson, Spears, 
McFurim, Shanklin, Walles, Stout, Barl>er, McDowell and Watson. This 


will give us a good start with the several men we have pledged. No one has 
been taken in as yet but we have not lost a single man that we have spiked. 

We have given up our chapter house this year on account of not being 
able to find a suitable location. There is not a single chapter house at Ken- 
tucky State this vear. We have rented three rooms in the Security Trust Co. 
building where we will hold forth for the coming year. We expect to go 
into a house next year if one can be found. 

Kentucky Epsilon extends a cordial invitation to all Phis who may be in 
I^xington at any time to come around to our rooms, No. 607 Security Trust 
Co. Building, where they will be cordially received. 

Lexington, September 25, 1906. Jamks S. W'atson. 


The year upon which Vanderbilt has just entered promises to be one of 
the best in the history of the university. College Hall is rapidly nearing 
completion and classes have already begun to assemble in it. The chapel 
is larger and much more beautiful than it was formerly. Kurman Hall will 
be ready for occupancy about the middle of January. It will \yt the tinest 
laboratory building in the south. 

The football outlook is much better than was at first supposed. While 
five men of last year's varsity did not return to college this fall, stilU other 
giK)d men have come to take their places. We are confident that the team 
of this year will be almost, if not fully, the e(|ual of the great team of last 
year. ♦A 6 generally has her share of men on the team, but this will be 
a banner year. Bro. Thompson, assistant manager last year, is manager 
this year. Bros. Manier, Prichard and Kd Noel are sure of places. Bro. 
Oscar Noel, who did such excellent work in the Sewanee and Michigan 
games last year, is back in college and it is more than likely that he will be- 
gin playing with the team some time in (Jctol)er. Bro. Hall was on the 
squad last year and is now having a "try out" for quarter. 

The spiking season has come to an end and we have initiated the follow- 
ing men: Morton B. Adams, William P. Cooper, Malone Baskerville, Lee 
Douglas, Edwin T. Noel, Ben E. Tate, V'arnell Tate, John H. Noel, John 

C. Carter, all of Nashville, Tenn.; Joseph G. Prichard, Baird, Miss.; Cecil 

D. Gaston, Birmingham, Ala.; Ira 1). Smith, Hopkinsville, Ky. 

Bro. Cullum is editor-in-chief of the Ohscr-rer for this year and Bro. 
Howell is president of the glee club. 

There is unusual activity among all the fraternities at Vanderbilt. The 
A K E's are building a new house which is to cost about $9,000. The 
B B n's have also begun work on a new house. We have plans on loot by 
which we hop>e to erect a house early next fall. Realizing that it is of the 
highest importance that we build a house that is not only consistent with 
the high standard of <I> A 9 at Vanderbilt, but also one that will eclipse any 
other fraternity house that may be built here for years to come, we have 
been very careful to have our plans well formulated, and all arrangements 
completed l)efore beginning actual work. The entire chapter is in the work 
heart and soul, and the alumni are doing everything to assist us. 

Nashville, September 30, 1996. Malcolm Poaue. 


On Septeml)er 20 the university entered upon its third term of the year, 
not. however, after a three months vacation, as is the custom of other insti- 
tutions, but a three months course within which we coped with professors 



and summer girls; the latter, seemingly, proving the better tutors, as they 
r^^tered few class skips against those who took the special courses. 

During the summer term Tennessee Beta entertained several times with 
informal dances at the chapter house and Miss Hodgson, one of our loyal 
supporters, entertained the chapter recently with a banquet at her home. 

Sewanee's prospects for a football team are rather encouraging; as yet, 
we have only played one game, that being with the strong eleven from 
Mooney, whom we defeated 24 to o. Tennessee Beta is represented by Bro. 
Geo. Watkins, (captain). Stone and Kirbv Smith. Bro. Watkins is also 
proctor of the university, president of the law club and meml>er of the execu- 
tive committee. Bro. Stone, besides being on the football team, is president 
of the athletic association and a member of the executive committee. Bro. 
Mitchell is our third member of the executive committee, and is on the 
Purple staff. Bro. Spearing is business manager of the Purple^ president of 
n T literary society and on the staff of the magazine. Bro. Gass is editor- 
in-chief of the magazine and Bro. Brown is editor-in-chief of the Cap and 
Gmvn, our annual, and bids fair to make a success of it. It will make its 
appearance in 1907. Bros. Mitchell, Spearing, Gass and Shelton are mem- 
bers of Chelidon and Bros. Clark, Brown, Meade and Lockhart are members 
of Phradian, both of which are senior speaking societies. Six of the medals 
given this year were won by Phis. Bro. Beck with captured three, Bro. II. 
Gass two, and Bro. J. Gass one. 

The university is contemplating the erection of several new buildings and 
is now engaged remodeling and l)eautifying the campus. Although it seems 
as if the university is in very prosperous condition, yet they mourn the loss 
of one of the charter members of the board of trustees, the last link on the 
old chain of founders, and an esteemed admirer of Sewanee, Maj. George H. 
Fairbanks, who died in his home here at Sewanee, August 2. 

On October 31 we expect to break ground for our new $12,000 chapter 
house. The stone is being hauled and the contract has been let to a New 
York firm. In the next Scroll we hope to have a cut of same, which is to 
be of gray sandstone, with a central tower rising al)ove three wings. The 
building to follow the Oxford style of architecture. We hope to occupy 
same about March 20 of next year. 

Tennessee Beta at this writing has twenty-four men and our future is 
assured. We are well represented in society, athletics and in a literary way 
and in every activity and department of the university. Tennessee Beta takes 
pleasure in introducing to the fraternity Bro. Beckwith, of Alabama, Bro. 
Camp, of Missouri and Bro. John Gass, of Tennessee. We also have with us 
affiliates from Alabama Bros. Monroe Lanier and Lester Snow. 

Sewanee, September 30, 1906. Gkorgk L. Watklns. 



The university opened September 18 with a larger attendance than ever 
before, and everything points to a year of prosperity. <I> A 6 will keep 
pace with the tide of success. Although we lost nine men — six by gradua- 
tion — twenty men have returned and the prospects for 4> A 6 were never 
brighter. Five of the best men in the freshman class have been pledged — 
Herbert Geist, Cleveland, Ohio; H. C. Kirkbride, Findlay, O.; Floyd Charles 
Lucas, E. F. Pennvwitt, Manchester, O.; R. W. Craig, Upland, Indiana. 

The Big Six rules barring freshmen will seriously affect the strength of 
college football teams and Wesleyan receives her share of weakening. Nev- 


ertheless a large squad has been hard at work under Physical Director Page 
and Bro. Rardin, ex -captain '04. Branch Rickey, the well known coach, 
takes charge of the team October i, and a team is expected to be turned out 
that will make a respectable showing in the Big Six. 

♦ A will be represented by Bro. Dean, full back, Bro. Stroup, half 
back, and Bro. Cameron, (juarterback. 

Bro. Dean is president of the athletic association and assistant in geologv. 
Bro. Prout, '06, has been elected instructor of history in the university. 

Deleware, Octol)er i, itx)6. C. E. Wkbb. 


At the opening of the fall term, Ohio Gamma finds itself with thirteen 
men of her last year's chapter answering to the roll call. 

We have rented a new house for this year and it is a great improvement 
over the one of last year, having a much better location, and also l)eing a 
new house. 

Of course football is now engrossing the attention of all the students and 
from present indications we will have at the least five Phis playing regular 
positions on the team. We have a new coach this year and he and Bro. 
Wood (captain) are whipping the team into fine shape. 

We won from West Virginia university by a score of 9 to 6. They beat 
us last year 28 to o, and these respective scores show the improvement and 
strength of the team. 

The proposed wings of the new normal building are now being built and 
these will greatly improve the looks of the now handsome building. 

The grounds for the erection of the $7o,cxx), dormitory for ladies have 
been surveyed and the work will begin at once. 

We recently initiated and now introduce to the fraternity William Wyatt 
Connell and Samual Lyons Warren of Athens, Ohio; Vernon LeRoy of 
Chagrin Falls; David Howell Lindley of Hamilton, George Bondurant and 
Tracy Sharp of Lucasville. 

The addition of these fine brothers brings the number of active Phis up 
to eighteen. 

On September 22, Ohio Gamma gave a reception at her new house. Many 
of the alumni were present and alxjut twenty- five ladies. The guests were 
entertained by cards and light refreshments were served. 

Everybody was delighted with the appearance of the house and expressed 
a hearty good will for the success of the chapter. 

Bro. Guy Dolphus Miller who graduated last year has accepted a fine 
position as professor of mathematics in the Piqua high school and from the 
latest reports was enjoying unI)ounded success. 

As the principal leaders of the anti-fraternity element did not come back 
this year, there will not be so much opposition and the fraternities will not 
be pestered as they were last year. Gko. G. Thomas. 

Athens, October i, iyo6. 


The first joint commencement exercises of all the departments of the uni- 
versity was held at Music Hall last June. President Dabney delivered the 


chance to a ^square deal.' Wa^re war against the abuse of wealth and the 
corrupt practices of incorporated capital." Then the degrees were conferred 
on 145 candidates from the several departments, among them Bro. .Alfred 

At the alumni banquet Bro. Edw. \V. Pt^ueger delivered a very creditable 
address, urging that debating be placed upon an e(|ual footing with athletics 
in the category of university ahairs. Bro. Will Fillmore was elected mem- 
ber of the Settlement Board. 

President Dabney is very hopeful as to the outlook for the university. 
Until now the annual expenses of the university exceeded the appropriations 
$10,000 which had to be raised by private subscriptions. The last legisla- 
ture authorized an increased tax levee, which gives the university $47,000 
more. This will permit an enlarged faculty, improved buildings, several 
new departments and even the long talked of dormitories. 

The cooperative book store closed its second year very profitably. It has 
done a splendid business, so that it could declare a one hundred per cent 
dividend. It will increase its capital stock from S300 to $600 as the stock 
of lx)oks, stationery, etc., should be enlarged. 

In the last semester a debating association was organized. Bros. K. W. 
Pflueger and C. \. Schroetter represented the chapter in same. 

Bros. Scott Bonham, president of our alumni clun, and Guido (iores were 
in attendance at the jubilee convention of the National Republican League 
at Philadelphia. The former was Ohio's candidate for the national presidency. 

The prospects for athletics for this year are very bright. Mr. John A. 
Davis of Columbia I'niversity has been appointed athletic director. Ad- 
vanced gymnastic training will be given the year around. Foley, the able 
captain of last year, has been employed as coach for the football team. 
Bros. Ackerson, Adams, Crosley, and C. A. Schroetler are trying for the 

Bro. Jefferson D. Dickerson left us for Ohio State. Bro. .Alfred Kreimer, 
'06, took up studies at the University of Pennsylvania. 

The chapter has been very successful in securing honor for the new schol- 
astic year. Bro. Leon Peaslee was elected treasurer and Bro. C. A. 
Schroetter chairman of the executive committee for the senior class. Bro. 
D. Hayward Ackerson was elected president of the sophomore class. 

Bro. Edwin M. Adams, the star of last year, was chosen captain of the 
football team of this year, and Bro. Norman B. Conway as captain of the 
basketball team. Our prospects for the year are encouraging. 

Cincinnati, October 5, 1906. C. Alkkrt Schrokttkr. 


For the sixty-ninth time Michigan has received a freshmen class and this 
one is considered to l)e the largest so far, swelling the total number of stu- 
dents to nearly 5,000. 

Michigan Alpha graduated fourteen members last June and we certainly 
feel the loss of so many wise and jollv old seniors, but eighteen men have 
returned and after an unusually strenuous rushing season we are congratu- 
lating ourselves on being able to present the following pledges William 
S. trench, Three Rivers, Mich.; William O. Cochrane, of New York City; 
Lee Smith, Amsterdam, N. V.; Thomas J. Daniels, E. St. Louis, 111.: Karl 
McCormick Scott, Connelsville, Pa.; Albert J. Wohlgemuth, Cincinnati, 
Ohio; Rol)ert Anderson, Dayton, Ohio; George Smith, Evansville, Ind. ; 
Robert Dulin, Denver, Colo. 

We take this opportunity to thank brother Phis for their invaluable assis- 


tance in writing us regarding their friends who just entered the university, 
as without it we would have had a hard row to hoe. 

So far football excitement has not been nearly as great as in former 
years owing to the lateness of starting training and the few scheduled games, 
but if the team is not as strong as in former years we know that it will be 
do or die when it plays Pennsylvania at Philadelphia. 

Michigan bad the greatest track team in its history as was shown by its 
magnificent work in the great Philadelphia invitation meet and the western 
conference, which it won by sn unusually large margin. Bros. French and 
Curtis were sharers in the honors. 

In place of the usual hair cutting stunts between the sophs and the 
freshies a series of new contests were gotten up to show who was who and 
for once the green ones proved the better. Great enthusiasm was displayed 
during the tug of war across the Huron River, the push ball contest, the 
obstacle relay race and the placing of the freshman rock on the campus. 

Once more we are settled down to work and ready to welcome Phis with 
open arms. Gkorge H. Bristol. 

Ann Arbor, September 30, 1606. 



The opening of the college year finds our chapter in excellent condition. 
Fifteen men have returned including one pledge and Bro. Paul Christian 
affiliating from Indiana Gamma. 

Bros. C. L. Hornaday andC. O. Gamble, after an absence of two years, 
also Bro. Albert Free being out one year, have returned to resume work in 
the university. 

Indiana Alpha was unfortunate in losing seven men last year, three by 
graduation, and Bros. Lowrie, Aronson, Halderman and Cassidy, who did 
not return. 

We have rented a house near the college and can now devote more at- 
tention to the building of a chapter house. Present indications assure us a 
house for next year, as the present funds are sufficient for its erection. 

Indiana has bright prospects for a successful football season, there being 
nine old players back — Bro. Tighe plays right half and Bro. J. B. William- 
son is making a strong showing for end. 

W^e take pleasure in presenting to the fraternity Bros. Wade La Rue, '09, 
Rensselaer, Ind.; R. C. Beeler, Charlestown, Ind; W. E. Sexton, Shel- 
byville, Ind.; A. G. W. Curdes, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; E. G. Donaldson, War- 
saw, Ind. 

We extend a cordial invitation for all visiting Phis to stay with us while 
in the city. Walter Kkmp. 

Bloomington, October 4, 1906. 


The rushing season at Wabash this fall was the most strenuous in years. 
Plenty of good material came in with the new class. The results of the 
rushing shows bard work on the part of the frats during the summer. B G II 
and ATA have lx)tth rented houses. 4> A G and O F A own their houses. 
K 2) is the only frat. here not housed. We have done some improving on 
the interior of our house. 

Indiana Beta returned sixteen men. We graduated six and two failed to 


return. Bro. Smith, '06 received a scholarship in Illinois University in 
economics; Bro. Zimmerman, '06, was made assistant in chemistry at Min- 
nesota University; Bro. Ruth, '06, was given a fellowship in chemistry in Ohio 
State University; Bro. Boalton, '06, is with the Oliver Chilled Plow Com- 
pany, of South Bend; Bro. Edwards, '06, is teaching history in the Madi- 
son, Ind., high school, and Bro. Ashby, '06, is in the real estate business in 
Indianapolis. Bros. Smith and Zimmerman were elected meml)ersof ^ B K. 
Bro. Beaty, '07, is with the Home Telephone Co. in Indianapolis, and Bro. 
Gwyn, '04, is in Oklahoma. We have five seniors, two juniors, eight 
sophomores and one freshman active* and one sophomore and five freshmen 
pledged. They are C. K. Merrell, of Crawfordsville; K. F. Hardman, of 
Rensselaer, Ind.; Philip West of Chicago Heights, 111.; H. McCuIloch, 
of New Albany, Ind.; F. L. Allison of Indianapalis, and T. H. Blair, of 
Hammond, Ind. 

Dr. Kane, our president, has been very ill during the summer but we are 
glad to say that he has so improved in health that he is able to take charge 
of the college again. 

Mr. Ilorner, of Purdue, succeeds Mr. Record as assistant in botany and • 
Prof. Whitham has charge of the physics department. 4> A 9 is represented 
on the faculty by Bro. J. B. Gainer, chemistry, Bro. F. M. Cayon, director 
of athletics and Bro. S. E. Fleming, prep, history. 

The football prospects are good; a large squad has responded to the call. 
Bro. Miller, quarterback, and Bro. Gipe, right tackle, are two of last year's 
mainstays. Bros. Sohl, Stiers and Burkett and Mr. Blair are showing up 

On September 18 we gave a stag to introduce our new men to the alumni 
of the city and on the 21st we had a dance in honor of the pledges at the 
Masonic Temple. 

Our doors are always open to Phis and we will be glad to see any who 
may visit in or pass through Crawfordsville. M. S. Lkamin(;. 

Crawfordsville, September 24, i<)o6. 


The prospects of Butler were never brighter. When college opened, 
September 25, an exceedingly large and enthusiastic class of freshmen 
was enrolled. Ex-president Butler has resumed control of college affairs, 
succeeding President Garrison, who, because of serious illness, was forced 
to resign. Prof. Kenyon, of Harvard, has succeeded Prof. W. I). Howe, 
who was called to Indiana University to lake charge of the department of 
English literature. Prof. Paine of Brown University succeedes Prof. Demar- 
chus Brown in the chair of Greek. The chair ot oratory and debate has 
been filled by Prof. Holdman of Michigan. 

Indiana Gamma returned seven men at the opening of college. Bros. 
Frank B. Davenport, James L. Murray, Lawrence Freeman, Paul W. Weer, 
Frederick T. Davenport, Layman 1). Kingsbury and W. Edward Fitzgerald. 
The last three men, whom the chapter initiated just l)efore the close of the 
session we have pleasure in presenting to the <I> A 6 brotherhood for the first 
time. The Butler fraternities are in the midst of the rushing season, and 
although the number of men worthy of •!> A 6 is limited, Indiana Gamma 
expects to materially strengthen her chapter. The chapter has sustained a 
loss in Bros. Robert H. Egbert and John K. Kingsbury, who graduated at 
last commencement. They are now attending the school of medicine of 
Purdue Universitv in this citv. 

Bros. John Kingsbury and Paul Weer won honors for Butler, at the state 


tennis tournament held on the Butler campus June i and 2. They won the 
state **doubles*' championship: and Bro. Kingsbury lost in the final singles 
to Bro. Oldfather of Hanover. Bro. Frank Davenport is the manager of 
the Butler Collegian this year and he is also assistant in the biolog}' 

Butler will participate in no intercollegiate athletics this year, except ten- 
nis; therefore much interest is being aroused in fraternity games. Four foot- 
ball teams are being organized, two of which will play the English "locker" 
game, under the direction of Prof. Moore, who has played it in the English 

Z A 9, a local sorority, has just been granted a charter by the grand 
council of K A 9. Z A 9 organized two years ago with a membership of 
ten, and since that time has taken in several new members. Fourteen girls 
returned this fall and have taken up the work of the new chapter. 

The number of members of the various fraternities and sororities who 
returned this fall is as follows: * A 9, 7; AT A, 5; 2 X, 2: K A 9, 14; 
KK r, I2;II B *, 10. 
* Payments on subscriptions to our chapter house fund are now coming in, 
and we will give full particulars regarding the location of our lot, building 
plans, etc., in our next letter to Thk Scroll. P. W. Wrer. 

Irvington, October 3, i()o6. 


The most promising outlook for Franklin College this year surpassed any- 
thing known to the college before and as a result prospects were brighter 
than ever for Indiana Delta. 

Pursuing our usual rushing policy we came to the end successful and vic- 
torious over our competitors and as a result take great pleasure in introduc- 
ing to our alumni the following brothers: Julian Bryan, Clifton Walling, 
Donald Hannahman, (herald Marshall, Ralph Webb, Warren Flail nnd Har- 
ry Lockry, of Franklin, and Ray Douaker, of Columbus, Ind. In these we 
find excellent material for brightening the prospects of the fraternity* each 
having splendid environments and ambitions. 

In athletics, especially, we have a numlier of men who will make the 
team. Among those who are contesting are Bros. Bryan, Douglas, Mar- 
shall, Hall, Overstreet and Douaker. The outlook is splendid and the stu- 
dents are looking forward to a good, winning football team this fall. 

We as brothers look forward to the coming convention to be held at 
Washington soon and quite a few will accompany our representative, Bro. 
Earl W. Crecraft to the convention. 

Several of the brothers will take part in the literary society and debating 
team which we hope will do excellent work this fall. 

We hope in our next letter to report better conditions and better pros- 
pects for future as well as present successes at Indiana Delta ^nd extend a 
hearty welcome to all Brother Phis when in or near the city and college. 

Franklin, September 26, 1906. Mkri.k J. .Abbett. 


Hanover opened September 19 with her usual number of new students 
and two new professors. Prof. Boyd, mathematics, and Prof. Campbell, 
Greek. Indiana Epsilon lost four men last spring — Bros. Hartman, McLel- 
land, Oldfather, and DuShane, all of the class of '06. Blue and white was the 
predominating color at commencement last spring. Bro. Hartman was vale- 


dictoriaDancl winner of the Shelln- science medal. Hros. Oldfather, McLelland 
and DuShane were also speakers. Bro. Hunter, '02, was toastniaster at the 
alumni banquet. Bros. Swinj;, '76, and Harris were given the degree of 
L.L. 1). 

In the inter-fraternity tenuis tournament Bros. McLelland and Oldfather 
won the cup. They also represented the college up state, winning both sin- 
gles and doubles in the minor league, and Bro. Oldfather came out state 
champion in the major league. 

Great interest is being shown in football this fall and Hanover promises a 
fast, though light team. Bros. Gore (captain), Newlin, Carlurel, D. Rey- 
nolds, with E. Reynolds, McDill and Sellich (pledges), represent * A on 
the field. Spiking season is now on and Indiana Kpsilon expects to report 
her share next letter. M. B. Gork. 

Hanover, September 20, ic)o6. 


The opening of the college ye^^r I(K>6-7 finds DePauw in an unusually 
prosperous condition. There is a material increase over last year's enroll- 
ment and contrary to previous years the boys of the freshman class outnum- 
ber the girls. This latter fact is a very significant one, since it means a 
better showing for the university in the phases which lend to make it more 

Very few changes have been made in the faculty. Many improvements 
have been made on the buildings and grounds which add much to their 
beauty and convenience. But most encouraging of all a $100,000 Carnegie 
library is to be erected on the southeast corner of the east campus. The 
plans and specifications have all l)een drawn and it is a matter of only a 
short time until the building will be under the j>rocess of construction. A 
plan has also been launched by which we are assured of a V. M. C. A. 
building, fitted with all the modern e<)uipmenis. 

The football outlook is fiattering indeed. We have with us again our 
trusted coach, O. H. Luck, of Leland Stanford, who is an enthusiastic 
and diligent worker. The changes in the rules which are favorable to the 
light teams, coupled with the efforts of this energetic coach make the outlook 
unusually bright. We are represented on the team by Bros. Chas. Jewett 
(Capt), Chester Lawrence, Neal Grider and Denis Cirady. 

Indiana Zeta began this college year with nineteen old men back and en- 
tered the '*spike" with vim and as a result we feel that she has carried off 
the laurels. As a result of which we are glad to introduce to the fraternity 
the following men, each of whom was honored by a hard spike by the lead- 
ing fraternities: Denis H. Gradv, Lafavetle, Ind.; Roy Milliken, Mon- 
rovia, Ind.; Chester Lawrence, Moorsville, Ind.; George Canncm, Green- 
castle, Ind.; William W'ebster Raub, Danville, III., and Lawrence Birch, 
Robinson, 111. 

With the chapter in its present prosperous condition we have as our chief 
object this year the building of a new chapter house. Though we are very 
comfortably housed yet we see that the chapter which does not own its own 
house will be somewhat handicapped in the spike next year. At present 
* K 4^, A K E, B e II, and A T own their own houses and 2 X will prol)- 
ably build this year. Our chapter house fund is steadily growing, quite 
a large sum of it l>eing subscribed by the active chapter and with some 
further consideration from the alumni of the chapter we hope to be able in 
the near future to meet our rivals in our own home. 

Greencastle, October 5, 1906. Verk Batznkr. 



The first semester of Purdue for the year 1906-07 opened September 12, 
but many days before this the students came pouring in from all over the 
country, making a record-breaking enrollment. The actual number of fresh- 
men who have matriculated is 515, and the total enrollment this year in Pur- 
due University will approximate 2,200, practically all of whom are males. 

Work began immediately in the new civil engineering building which was 
completed during the summer. The addition to the electrical engineering 
building is almost ready for occupancy, and in it will be installed a fully 
equipped interurban car, mounted on the same principle as **Schnectady No. 
2," Purdue's famous locomotive. This with the course in telephony, in- 
stalled several years ago, and now greatly perfected, makes Purdue's course 
in electrical engineering second to none in the country, and on a par with 
the mechanical and civil course. The chemistry building is alx>ut half way 
completed and will be so far progressed in the next month, that the interior 
work can be finished during the winter. The new student building, costing 
$125,000, will be completed by next year. The plans have been accepted, 
and work will be commenced this year as the contract will be let at once. 
This memorial gymnasium will be an appropriate tribute to the gallant sons 
of Purdue who gave up their lives in the ill-fated football special. 

Stuart Field is in excellent condition for the football men. The rich 
coating of loam which was placed on it last year has offered unexcelled in- 
ducements for a sea of blue grass, and instead of the hard clayey ground 
which has heretofore flown up to meet the football aspirant, a downy couch 
of "nature's own make" yields to him. Coach Wilham of Dartmouth, has 
charge of the squad and is rounding them into excellent shape. D. M. Allen, 
Tark," is assistant coach and is developing a strong second team. Of the 
P" men back, Convill, Longabar and Frushour are ineligible, but with 
Holdson, "Duke" Wellinghoff, Robertson and Flemming as a nucleus, a 
strong team is expected. Bros. D. Long, F. A. DeBoos and B. J. Deming, 
are showing up strongly for full back, end and quarter respectively. 

The famous **tank scrap" of Purdue, which has no equal in all college 
fights, was fought to a finish before 5,000 spectators last night. People came 
from all over the state to witness the event and stood till 2:00 o'clock in 
the morning in a steady down jwur of rain to view the battle. The sopho- 
mores, profiling by the sophomores experience of last year, at once charged 
the freshmen, who were at the fool of the hill, and by a skillful employment 
of military tactics, were enabled to sieze the visitors own camp, and in 45 
minutes had wired 255 freshmen to their own chain. The lank was then 
painted and the freshmen marched over town in the morning to perform their 
various '^stunts." The battle was hard fought and decisive, and from a vis- 
itor's standpoint, ideal. 

Indiana Theta returned every old man this year — 16 in all — and two more 
of the old men who had stayed out a year. Two freshmen whom we spiked 
during the spring rush also appeared in the early September arrivals, giving 
us a chapter of 20 good strong men with which to start things. With 20 
men back, as against 22 in the chapter last year, the chapter felt that they 
could not afford to take but the very best and that they would thoroughly 
investigate every man for a considerable time. However, there was a wealth 
of material — the richest we have seen for years — and although we can only 
accommodate 26 men in the houses, we could not afford to let some of the 
men go by and have spiked seven men and affiliated one, Bro. Stein, of 
Lehigh University. Bro. Maynard Allen, of Wisconsin Alpha, has been 
engaged as instructor in railway engineering, and is living with the **bunch," 
making a total number of men this year 27. Although the rushing season 



is three weeks gone, we are still investigating some good men and in all 
probability will pledge two or more of the best of them. We take pleasure 
in introducing the following pledges to Phi DeltaTheta: Martin Newcomer, 
Bethlehem, Pa.; William P. Chapin, Rochester, N. Y.; James Shelly, Mat 
Dabney and Harold Rice, of Louisville, Ky.; Shaffner Phelps, Lafayette, 
Indiana; and Howard P. Stewart of DeLand, Fla. 

The Coterie Club has erected a new house and it is expected will soon 
blossom out as the ATA fraternity. The <l> K ^'s have also built. These 
two, with the Z N's, are the only fraternities having their own homes. At 
present, Indiana Theta rents two houses, the **Lodge" and the ** Annex*' 
and has a hall over in Lafayette. Last spring we lx)ught the most available 
site in the university for a consideration of $6,cxh), and we will hold an 
alumni meeting in October to lay plans for the erection of a $20,000 chapter 
house for the coming year. 

The chapter wishes to thank the brother Phis who have recommended 
men to us during the **rush" in which we came out so gloriously, and to 
repeat again the old adage, about the latch string — **ll always hangs out.'* 

West La Fayette, September 2Q, 1906. J. W. Vaile. 



Illinois Alpha returned nine men and up to date eight men have been 
pledged, who are as follows: 

Harris V. Haitnian, Fort W'ayne, Ind.; Harold Spilman, Ottumwa, fa.; 
Ernest Swanson, Paxton, 111.; Chester Krickson, Kvanston, 111.; William 
Burke, Cairo, 111.; Merlin Wilson, Wabash, Ind.; Randolph Griffith, Mun 
cie, Ind.; Agustus Turner, Evanston, III. 

Northwestern will not have intercollegiate football this year, though there 
will be games between the different classes and societies. Dr. Gillis )ie is 
calling for candidates for the La Crosse team. 

Last spring <l> A won the baseball championship for the third year, 
which gave to us the pennant presented by the sororities. 

During the conference meet last June we entertained al)out twenty-five 
brothers at the house. Bro. Fred Hartman, Purdue, '96, visited at the 
house for a few days this fall. 

Dr. Winegartenz Harris, our new president, has arrived and pleased us all 
very much with his opening address in the chapel. 

Bro. James R. Van Ryper, ex-'o6 and Bro. Flint Bondurant, who will 
enter the medical school this fall, have been with the chapter since the open- 
ing of the session. 

On October 6 Illinois Alpha will give a party for her freshmen. Illinois 
Alpha hopes to l)e able to entertain many Phis this year and extends a 
hearty welcome to all visiting brothers. 

Evanston, October 3, i()o6. Allen F. Radkr. 


Knox College opened this year with an increased attendance over last 
year and the prospects for a successful school year are very bright. The 
college suffered a great loss in the death of Prof. Albert Ilurd who taught 
in this institution for fifty-five consecutive years. Three other vacancies in 
the faculty were caused by the resignations of Prof. Read and Prof. Lampe 
and by the granting of a year's leave of alisence to Prof. Sprage. These 


vacancies were filled by Prof. Drew who has the chair of Latin, Prof. Mer- 
ritt in the economics department, Mr. Chase, who conducts the department 
of history, and Bro. Edward Stephenson, Illinois Delta, '03, who is the in- 
structor of mathematics in the Knox Academy. 

Football has been abolished for this year and the association game adopt- 
ed in its stead. Knox took the initiative in the middle west and from pres- 
ent appearances her example will be followed In other institutions in this 
portion of the country. 

Illinois Delta began the college year with fourteen old men back. We 
lost from our last year's chapter Bros. Howell, Snohr and Lass by gradua- 
tion, Bro. Auracher, who is attending Princeton University, and Bro. Rob- 
erts, who did not return to college. We have four men pledged: Harry 
Aldrich, of Galesburg, 111.; Dean Mcintosh, of Biggsville, 111.; Ernest Morse, 
of Abilene, Kan., and Ray Murchison, of Kewanee, 111. 

On last year's baseball team we were represented by Bro. Hilding who 
was captain and Bros. Orcutt, Ellis, Richardson and Essick. Bros. Snohr, 
Spinner, McClelland and Roberts were awarded K's for track work. Bro. 
Gale Lowrie is editor of the Knox Student^ the college weekly, and Bro. 
McClelland is high school editor. Bros. John Lowrie and Grant are mem- 
bers of the board which edits the college annual. 

The chapter house has been repainted this fall and has been greatly im- 
proved by the addition of a new front porch and by a cement walk. 

Galesburg, September 29, 1906. Gkorge W. Princk, Jr. 


lx>mbard has entered upon another year of activity and with it our chap- 
ter. The student body is somewhat larger than it has been heretofore, the 
freshman class having the increase. Since last year a new chair of oratory 
and elocution has been instituted with Miss Miller at its head. The library 
and biological laboratory has been enlarged and are now prepared to offer 
the best of facilities and give the best attention to students. 

Illinois Zeta had a very successful rushing season, having pledged three 
men from the freshman class, all of whom were spiked bv our opposing fra- 
ternity, 2 N. We take pleasure in presenting to the fraternity Orol Hatch, 
'10, Avon, 111.; Erwin Tompkins, '10, Avon, 111.; and G. R. Claycomb, '10, 
Broadhead, Wisconsin. The chapter is in flourishing condition, returning 
seven old man and one pledge. The pledge has recently been initiated so 
we present the name of Bro. Theo. C. Grier, of Racine, Wis. We lost but 
two men: Bro. Ray W. Justus did not return as he is farming near Stockton, 
111.; and Bro. W. J. Hughes, Vates City. 111., has entered the University of 

The literary societies are starting out in good condition. Bro. Weigel is 
president of Erosophian. The glee club has very bright prospects for the 
coming year. It is under the direction of Prof. Grant Hadley, the new direc- 
tor of the conservatory. Bros. W'eigel and Crellin represent 4> A 6. 

The fall athletics have all turned to light basketball and tennis. A ten- 
nis tournament in singles has been started. Bros. Ross, Grier, GoUiday, 
Chester Housh, and Carter Housh, represent * A 0. Football was suspen- 
ded for this year. At a recent election, Bro. Chester Housh, was elected 
business manager of the basketball team. 

On the whole, 4> A 8 at Lombard maintains its position and stands as ever 
at the top. Visiting Phis are assured a hearty welcome at 731 Locust St. 

Galesburg, Sept. 29, 1906. Robert R. Crellin. 



The University of Illinois opened on September 19. The freshman class 
was a large one it being conservatively estimated that there is at least an 
increase of two hundred over last years freshman class. 

President James is devoting a great deal of his time to the raising of the 
entrance re(}uirements. Several prospective students have been barred by 
this movement. He is also advocating a monthly convocation which will 
draw the student body into a closer bond. The Hrst one was held on Sep- 
tember 25 in the armory. 

The university continues to erect new buildings. During the summer 
one was added to the agricultural group upon the south farm and consider- 
able progress was made toward completing the new auditorium. 

Illinois Eta opened the vear with the following men: Bros. Reynolds, 
C. E., '07; Ward, L. and A., '07; Trees, C. E., '07; Yant, C. E., '07; 
Greenleaf, Ag., '07; F. H. McKelvey, Ag., '07.; Nebeker, Law, '08. C. S. 
Pope, E. E. '08; Busey, F. and A., '08; Furrow, L. and A., "08; A. W. Mc- 
Kelvey, L. and A., '08; Toundro, L. and A., 'oq; Orear, Ag., '09: Claycomb, 
L. and A., '09; May, F. and A., '09; Beardsley, Law, '09; Sparko, L. and 
A., '09; Burch, C. E., '09. 

The rushing campaign has been a very active one and carried on success- 
fully by our chapter. At present we have eight pledges which we are pleased 
to introduce as future Phis. 

Bro. Hughes of Illinois Delta has been affiliated with us. 

Bro. W. H. Stelle, law, '06, is attending Georgetown University, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Revised football is an untried experiment at Illinois, but Bro. Lindgren, 
head coach, is very optimistic concerning our chances. Bro. Greenleaf was 
elected manager, by an overwhelming majority to the vacancy caused by 
Bro. Green's failure to return. 

Bro. Furrow is our representative on the varsity squad and pledges Mohr 
and Kimball have places on the freshman team. 

Bro. Ward is manager of the university band. Last week we had a very 
pleasant visit from Bro. George Banta and son George of Menasha, Wisconsin. 

Champaign, Oct. 8, 1906. E. O. Furrow. 


The fall term of the university opened September 18 with an increased 
attendance in all departments over that of last year. The entire registration 
has not as yet been announced but without doubt it will exceed that of last 
year by more than a mere marginal tigure. 

With the opening of college all eyes are naturally turned toward North- 
rop field to watch the development of the football squad. Marshall, Ittuer, 
Veta, Smith, Capt. Curren, Bandeliut Kjelland, Larkin and Schucknecht 
are among the "Ms" returned this fall. Case, who played a star tackle two 
years ago, has returned and is bigger and faster than ever. Thus far the 
practice has been light work but actual scrimmage, which comes in a few 
days* will give an impression of the true condition of the team. Sig Harris, 
the former speedy Minnesota quarterback, has been chosen assistant to Dr. 
Williams to succeed Gilmore Dobie. Mose Strathern, former center, has 
been elected coach of the freshman squad. Considering the number of •*M*' 
men returning and the available material, Minnesota's prospects have given 
the rooters courage in spite of the new rules. 

The annual soph*freshman cane rush was won by the sophmores by a de- 
cisive score. During the progress of the rush a nervy **freshie" climbed 


the flagpole from which floated the 'oy banner. No one noticed him until 
he had pulled the banner down and proceeded to tear it to shreds. Curious 
freshman fought for shreds of it and waved them exultantly while the sopho- 
mores rescued the nervy "fresh" from his perilous "roost" and proceeded 
to trounce him. But the freshman had done the damage and hoisted a 19I0 
banner in the 'ot) place. A fierce battle was waged beneath the flag pole in 
attempts to get at the rope. Kvery available ladder was broken to bits and 
**iqio" floated until drill time» when two cadet officers, sophomores, ap- 
peared with the U. S. flag and trampled *io in the dust. 

Dr. Richard Burton, head of the English department has advocated 
phonetic spelling and wants a sweeping change at once. The faculty is 
somewhat divided upon the question. IVesident Northrup says, **1 am not 
adverse to reform in spelling nor am I widely radical in wishing to bring it 
in all at once. If any student wishes to use it, all right, but I would not 
force the matter." Several classes have already started the use of this sys- 
tem and the outcome will be watched with interest. 

A university Republican club has been formed with J. P. DeVaney as 
president. It is the aim of the club as a unit to support the straight repub- 
lican ticket at the coming fall election. Class politics is beginning to take 
form and many candidacies are being announced daily. 

Minnesota Alpha returned six men this year out of two possibilities, Bros. 
Boyce. O'Brien, Sowle and Godart having decided not to enter this fall. 
Bro. O'Brien is attending Notre Dame. Those returning are Bros. Vance, 
Thompson, Lewis, Weitbrecht, Kllis and Sheild. Bro. Edward McCanna, 
of Colorado Alpha, has affiliated. He enters the law department. Our 
initiates thus far are Bros. Andrews of St. Paul, Tryon, McCanna, and 
Mather of Minneapolis. Our pledglings are Geo. London of Minneapolis, 
Frank Ray of Dickinson, N. I)., and Arthur Barke of Fergus Falls, Minn. 
Bro. E. F. Blu, Illinois Alpha, '05, has entered the law school and is living 
at the 4> A lodge. We are occupying the same home we had last year. 

The fraternity material is unusually good this year. Thus far the rushing 
has been all for city men, scarcely one out of town having been pledged. 
Minnesota Alpha having secured an early start feels much elated over her 
prospects. C. Shf.ilu. 

Minneapolis, Oct. 2, i()c>6. 


Iowa Wesleyan university opened its sixty-fourth year with an increase in 
the enrollment of thirteen per cent over that of last year. Bro. J. F. Riggs, 
'85, state superintendent of Iowa, delivered the matriculation address. His 
address was very interesting and highly beneficial to the new students as 
well as the old ones. With this increase of enrollment and with the splen- 
did financial results obtained by President Hancher the prospects for Iowa 
Wesleyan have wonderfully increased. He has just succeeded incompleting 
an emergency fund of $36,cxx), which is the equivalent of the interest on 
$icx),cxx) additional endowment for six years. This additional endow- 
ment fund \? growing rapidly and will set the school on a firm financial 
basis. Nearly $40,000 of this additional endowment has already been se- 
cured, Andrew Carnegie contributing $25,000. The patrons and friends of 
the university who have thrown themselves into this movement so energetic- 
ally are greatly pleased with the present conditions of the university. 

The increase of enrollment and better financial condition of the school 
has given to Iowa Alpha a new impetus. Never have we had a brighter out- 
look for the future. Having moved from our old home on College Avenue 


we are comfortably located in our new quarters on Broadway, one of the 
principal streets of the city. The house will be formally opened by our fall 
reception given October 8. 

Bro. Paul White Wilson, '06, was not able to take advantage of the 
scholarship secured by him at the Iowa State University at the opening of 
the present school year, being kept out of college by a serious injury to his 
knee, requiring an operation later at the Ottumwa Hospital. At the present 
time we are glad to note that he is on his way to recovery and expects to 
take up his studies as soon as his health will permit. 

Since our last chapter letter we have initiated Bro. Ray I. Tennant, '09, 
of Burlington, Iowa. As usual we are to the fore in the matter of pledges, 
pledging four new men: Stanley Shrader and Ira Shrader both of Thorn- 
burg, Iowa, Joseph Milton Fee, of Centerville, Iowa, and William Need- 
ham, brother of Bro. Sherman Needham, 03, of Sigourney, Iowa. 

We have recently received visits from Bros. Sherman Needham, '03, Fred 
Beck, '03, Prof. J. F. Riggs, '85, and Homer Roth, '03. We are always 
pleased to welcome all visiting Phis to our new home, 302 Broadway. 

Mt. Pleasant, October i, 1906. Ray I. Tknnant. 


The college year of 1906-07 opened with the largest freshman class in 
the history of the institution. The total enrollment bids fair to be its larg- 
est. President Jesse has resumed active control of the university after a 
year's sojourn in Europe. 

Missouri Alpha introduces the following initiates: Ralph Newcomer and 
Vernon Heddins, St. Joseph, Mo.: Charles Byers, Kansas City Mo. ; Will- 
iam Boling, Columbia, Mo.; and William Jcwetl, Shelbina, Mo. With the 
fourteen old men and one pledge who have returned to the university the 
active membership numbers twenty. Frank Ridge, an active member for 
four years, has entered the medical department of Columbia University and 
Bro. Richard Jesse has gone to Harvard to take post graduate work in chem- 

In last spring's track athletics, Bro. Branham broke both university rec- 
ords in the sprints, doing the 100 yards in 10 seconds and the 220 yards in 
21 4-5 seconds. Bro. Jesse completed his fourth year on the football team; 
Bro. Ridge was chairman of the junior prom committee; Bro. Richard Ste- 
phens was vice-president of the freshman agricultural class, and Bro. Logan 
was first lieutenant and adjutant of cadets. He has this year received the 
appointment of senior captain. It is too early to predict what honors will 
be held by the meml>ers of this year's chapter but in all probability, it will 
have men on the football and track teams, glee club and band. 

The chapter is expecting visits within the next two weeks, from Bros. 
Frank J. R. Mitchell, president of the general council and Chas. F. Lam- 
kin, president of Zeta province. Caryl A. Pottkr. 


Westminster opened its fiftieth session on September 12 with more stu- 
dents in attendance than ever before in the history of the college. While 
exact figures are not at hand the college authorities estimate that the num- 
ber of students present at the opening was greater than the total enrollment 
last year, which was the largest in the history of the college. 

Several changes have been made in the faculty this past summer. Prof. 
Willis Holmes Kerr has been made full professor of English. Prof. David 


McLeod Davidson given the chair of chemistry. Darling K. Gregor made 
assistant professor in geology and C. C. Knight instructor in the academy 
and coach. The college has been given eighteen acres of land adjoining the 
campus on the west for an athletic field. In honor of the donor, Judge 
Sam H. Priest of St. Louis, it will be called "Priest Field.'* The erection 
of a gymnasium on this field is now rumored. The contract has been let for 
the erection of a new president's house on the campus, which will cost in the 
neighborhood of $io,cxx>. Over $60,000 has been added to the endowment 
during the past three months. 

Indications for a prosperous football season are good. A large number 
of desirable men are among the freshmen and at least eight of last year's 
first team are back. The schedule will be the heaviest ever played by our 

Our chapter^ weakened by graduation, has seven active members and 
eight pledged men. It is probable that three more of last year's chapter 
will return the second term. We have an abundance of material to chose 
from, however. We take pleasure in introducing to the Phi world, Bros. 
Samuel Kerre Black, Fulton, Mo., and Howard Bradshaw of Keylesville, 
Mo. In addition to these we have pledged four more who will shortly be 
initiated. Robert Sproulk McKek. 

Fulton, September 24, 1906. 


Washington University opened September 27. The enrollment in the 
freshman class is the largest in many years, and the indications are that the 
attendance in all departments will be larger than in an}' previous year. 

Work was started during the summer on MacMillan Hall, the new dor- 
mitory for women, and the building is well under way. It will be built of 
Missouri granite, to conform with the rest of the buildings, and will cost 

The faculty has been increased by the addition of four new instructors. 
Dr. MacMasters has taken the place of Bro. Sherman Leavitt as instructor 
in chemistry. Bro. I-rcavitt, last June, accepted a position under the gov- 
ernment at Washington, D. C. 

We were fortunate in having eleven out of seventeen members of Missouri 
Gamma return to college this fall. We lost Bros. Campbell and Gamble by 
graduation, and Bros. Benecke, Dixon* Dodd and Glasgow retired. We 
have two men pledged and expect to have several more shortly. The pledges 
are: Blasdel Shapleigh, '10, and Ralph Campbell, '10. 

The chapter still occupies a suite of rooms in one of the dormitories as do 
all the other undergraduate fraternities. 

Last spring articles of incorporation of the chapter and alumni were 
drawn up for the purpose of building a chapter house. Plans will be pushed 
as rapidly as possible and we hope to begin building soon. 

Kappa Alpha has entered Washington thus bringing the total of frater- 
nities, general and professional, up to twelve. 

The prospects for a first class football team this fall are exceedingly 
good. Twenty-five men reported for practice on the first day. As yet no 
coach has been secured and the men are working under the direction of 
Capt. Lehrman. Last year, owing to severe faculty rulings, athletics were 
not in a very vigorous condition, but this year things promise to be much 
more satisfactory. 

Sain and Ix)w September 28, 1906. Frank M. Eliot. 



Fifteen Phis represent the active chapter of Nebraska Alpa at the open- 
ing of college. On account of a pan-hellenic meeting held last spring, 
where laws were passed not to pledge a freshman until after the examina- 
tion at Thanksgiving and he shall have passed with at least twelve hours 
credit, it will be impossible for us to introduce any new brothers or pledges. 

Since the purchase of our home two years ago it has been the prime ob- 
ject of our rivals to own a home also. S X was fortunate enough to pur- 
chase a home during the summer. 4> K ^ purchased a lot and published in 
the paper that they were going to build, but as yet nothing has been done. 

The main offices have been moved to their quarters in the administration 
bailding which was completed during the summer. The museum is all un- 
der cover and promises to be completed in the spring. 

Amos P. Foster, one of Yost's men from Michigan, has charge of our 
football squad this year. S. great deal of spirit has been taken on since 
the new rules were accepted here and the squad out for daily practice num- 
bers over seventy-five. 

Bro. Amos Thomas, '03, has returned and is taking up the three year 
law course. Bro. Paul Case expects to return next year and take up the 
three year law course. 

Bro. Dan Sherman, who was recently married in Salt Lake City, re- 
turned to Lincoln with his parents, who live here, and is expected to leave 
soon for his new home in VVisconsin. 

During the summer our home received a coat of paint on the inside and 
the rooms were repapered, which give it a very nice appearance. All visit- 
ing Phis are welcome. Charles Stuart. 

Lincoln, September 29, H)o6. 



It is with very bright prospects indeed, that Georgia Alpha begins the 
session of IQ06-07. We returned seventeen old men. and got busy during 
the spiking season, with the result that we initiated seven new men, whom 
we introduce to the fraternity with much pleasure. They are: Thomas 
VV. Brown, 'lo, of Marshallville; Allen G. Thurmond, 'ck), Barnes- 
ville; D. Stewart Griggs, '10, Dawson: Richard A. Graves, '10 Sparta; 
Linton E. Allen, '09, Chipley; Fred C. Allen, '09, Chipley; Young B. 
Smith, '09, Atlanta. In addition lo our initiates, we have one affiliate, Bro. 
J. P. Tilley, Emory '08. This gives us a total of twenty-five, which is an 
ideal chapter. With but one exception, we initiated every man we rushed 
this year, thereby gaining a complete victory over all fraternities, as three 
or four of our new men were rushed by every other leading fraternity. 

The university opened this year with a marked increase in attendance, 
and bids fair to have a banner year in every respect. Dean David C. Bar- 
row was elected to the chancellorship, made vacant by the death of Hon. 
Walter B. Hill. Everyone is delighted over this selection, as Chancellor 
Barrow is one of the most capable and popular men in the state. 

Football prospects are much brighter than they were last year. Several 
old players have returned, and we have secured the services of coach Whit- 
ing, who last year put out a winning team at North Carolina A. and M. 
^ A B is well represented on the football field by brothers Cuyler Smith, 
one of the mainstays of last year's team; Thurmond, who will probably 


make an end; Fonville McWhorter and Sidney Smith, who are fast becom- 
ing too good for the scrub. Bro. Richard Graves, a bright star in last year's 
preparatory league, could easily have made varsity, but was advised by phy- 
sicians to quit the game. Hro. Marshburn, the manager, has made out a 
spJendid schedule, having secured games with all the leading southern col- 
leges. Every student is eagerly looking forward to the initial game to l)e 
played on the campus October i6, with the fast Davidson team. 

Bro. Middlcbrooks, manager of tennis, has arranged for the fall tourna- 
ment and play will begin as soon as the weather permits. We will be rep- 
resented in this department by Brothers Middlebrooks and Carter, who made 
quite a record last year. 

Georgia Alpha has installed the following officers for the coming season: 
President, Bro. K. B. Askew; warden, Bro. R. K. Smith; treasurer, Bro. 
S. O. Smith; chaplain, Bro. J. E. Demson, Jr.; reporter, Bro. H. R. Slack, 
Jr. Bro. Marshburn was chosen as delegate to the Washington convention, 
with Bro. S. O. Smith as alternate. In the different class elections <l> A B 
secured her share. Bro. M. R. McWhorter was elected president of the 
sophomore class and Bro. C. G. Mills, vice president of the junior class. 
Athens, October i, 1906. Harrv R. Slack, Jr. 


Emory college opened with the fullest attendance in years. The new J. 
P. Williams athletic hall was completed during the summer and is being 
used this year. There have been two changes in our faculty. Bro. A. G. 
Murray, who held the chair of chemistry has left and Mr. G. P. Shingler, 
Jr., Mercer, post-graduate University of Georgia and M. I. T., '06, is filling 
his place. Dr. F. N. Duncan, Indiana, Ph. I). Clark University, has the 
chair of biology which Dr. S. R. Roberts held. 

The respective class football squads have begun practice. We return sev- 
eral men who made places on their teams last year and we have reason to 
believe that several of our new men will also make places. In the elections 
that have already been held Bro. Arnold, '08 is class historian and Bro. 
Reagan, '09, is class football manager. 

Georgia Beta returnea thirteen men and took seven new men in the spik- 
ing season. We take pleasure in introducing to the fraternity, Bros. J. H. 
Pitts, *09, Barnesville, Ga. ; G. P. Hammond, '10, Monroe, Ga. ; Paul and 
Thos. B. Christian, '10, Quitman, Ga. : J. S. Branham, '10, Jackson, (ia. ; 
A. S. Price, '10, Bronwood, Ga.; H. C. Wood, '10, Washington, Ga. 

On September i we took possession of our seven room lodge which we 
purchased last year. The faculty allow only two Ixjys to room there and 
besides their rooms, are reception rooms, a den, club room, paraphernalia 
room and a room for visiting Phis, whom we shall always be glad to entertain. 

Oxford, October I, 1906. W. A. DoziER. 


Mercer University opened on September 21, under most favorable condi- 
tions. The enrollment is larger than ever before and everything points to a 
successful session. Dr. S. Y. Jameson, D. 1)., the newly elected president, 
is very popular with the boys and we believe during his administration many 
things will be accomplished for Mercer. Prof. E. H. Taylor now occupies 
the chair of mathematics, recently made vacant by the resignation of Prof. 
Kilpatrick. Dr. J. G. Harrison has been elected to the chair of philosophy. 
The new $50,000 dormitory is to be completed by spring. It will be a 
modern structure affording accommodations for two hundred students. 


Georgia Gamma was very fortunate in the contests of spikin); season. We 
initiated nine and take great pleasure in introducing them to the fraternity: 
Bros. C. A. Cunningham, Richmond, V'a.; VV. O. Cox, Birmingham, Ala.; 
E. R. Anthony, Jr., Griffin, Ga. ; J. Cummock, Anderson, S. C; VV. L. 
Elheridge, Jackson, Ga.; Willingham Tift, Tifton, Ga.; K. J. Willingham, 
Jr., Macon, Ga. ; Mell Burdette, Washington, Ga.; Walter Williams, Had- 
dock, Ga. This gives us a chapter of nineteen which will maintain * A 0's 
high standard here. 

Coach Tarr, who has met with flattering success in coaching other teams, 
has charge of the football squad. This is Mercer's first year in football but 
under his instruction she will in all probability have a strong team. Bros. 
Sutton, Conner and Williams are on the squad. Bro. Sutton is assistant edi- 
tor of The Menerinn. 

Bros. Martin and Nichols will attend the national convention. 

Macon, October 8, 1906. J. T. Martin. 


College opened October i with the largest attendance in the history of 
the institution. The enrollment already has exceeded that of any other 
year. Georgia Tech is fast gaining a wide reputation and each year brings 
students from new states. 

Not only has the attendance been better this year, but the quality of the 
new students higher and as a result there has been an abundance of fra- 
ternity material. Georgia Delta has been unusually successful. 

Twelve old men were returned, while ten new men have been added to 
the rolls of * A e. 

We take great pleasure in introducing to the fraternitv the following: 
Bros. C. Betts and C. Buckanan, Chattanooga, Tenn. ; Bros. J. L. Mobley 
and H. L. Michael, Monroe, Cia.; Bros. C. M. Stubbs and J. K. Rogers, 
Jr., Macon, Ga.; Bro. T. V. Magruder, Hollendale, Miss.; Bro. J. L. Un- 
derwood, Birmingham, Ala.; Bro. W. Murphey, Barnesville, Ga., and Bro. 
L. R. Monroe, Quincy, Fla. 

The prospects for a good football team are very bright, and Georgia 
Tech will certainly make a strong bid for the championship of the south. 

We are represented on the team by Bro. Chapman, man.iger, Bro. 
Davies, ex-captain and half back, Bro. Brown, last year's all southern tac 
kle, Bro. Monroe at center and Bro. Bell substitute. 

Georgia Tech continues its rapid strides of improvement. A magnificent 
lalx)ratory has just been finished while the Carnegie library is under way of 
construction and will be completed within the year. The state legislature 
has recently made. an appropriation of $17,500 for the campus extension 
and plans are already on foot for carrying out this idea. We wish to thank 
all brothers for information concerning new men, and extend a welcome to 
all visiting Phis. G. M. Stoit. 

Atlanta, October Q, i(^. 


Alabama Alpha returned eight of last year's brothers. J. P. McQueen, 
L. J. Snow, W. H. Merrill, M. Moody, C. C. Heidt, Jr.. W. S. Korman, 
S. C. Thenell, and W. Moody. Bro. A. K. Merrill, '05, of Eufaula, Ala., 
has rejoined us. He is studying law. We have gained by affiliation Bro. 
H. G. Smith of Kentucky Alpha-Delta. V\^e were never more successful in 
our rushing, getting every man for whom we tried. It is with great pleas- 


ure that we present to the fraternity the following new brothers: G. T. 
Welch, '09, Selma, Ala.; T. A. White, '09, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; H. Lampley, 
*09, Eufauia, Ala.; W. Lampley, '09, Eufaula, Ala., and R. G. Mushat, '09; 
S. S. Lanier, *cx); M. M. Nolan, '09; B. B. Corner, '09, and R. H. Brad- 
ley, '09, all from Birmingham, Ala. 

We will have our usual number of honors this year, Bro. W. Moody is 
captain of the football team, Bro. J. P. McQueen is president of '09, while 
Bros. S. S. Lanier, M. Moody, and \\. Lampley are out trying for the foot- 
ball team. 

Alabama's football prospects are good. We have most of our last year's 
stars back and the new men are showing up well. Coach Pollard is an able, 
energetic man, and he will bring out whatever is in the men. We are going 
to enter a new field this year, basketball. As a great many of the boys have 
had experience in it we will no doubt make a good showing. 

Several of our alumni were here at the opening, among them being Bro. 
Carl A. Brown, and Bros. W. S. Mudd, Sears Lee, E. L. Clarkson, R. E. 
Steiner, J. G. Breuder and M. B. Lanier. 

We and all of our alumni are working hard for our chapter house and we 
hope to begin work on the house itself this year. Right now we are looking 
for a suitable lot and are considering plans for the house. 

Bro. L. J. Snow has been elected as our representative to the convention. 
We feel sure that he will ably represent us. Charles C. Hkidt, Jr. 

University, October 6, i()o6. 


From the present outlook it seems that Auburn is entering the most pros- 
perous year of her existence. The enrollment is the largest ever recorded 
at the institute this early in the session, being 570 and will reach the 600 
mark bv the end of the vear. 

Several changes have been made in the faculty. Dr. Miller has been elect- 
ed to take the chair of pharmacy, which was made vacant by the resignation 
of Dr. Blome. Mr. Gilpner, a graduate of Cornell, will be assistant pro- 
fessor in bacteriology and physiology. 

The new chair of entomology has been added to the faculty Prof. Clarke, 
of California, will be in charge of that department. 

The new mechanical building is rapidly going up and will be ready for 
occupancy January i. 

The athletic field is nearing completion and in future will be the scenes 
of many hard fought battles. 

Football prospects seem especially bright this year. There is a larger 
number of men out for practice this year than has been any year previous. 
Five of '05's varsity have returned and many men of the '05 scrub team 
are back, also a number of prep school candidates who are showing up well 
under the coaching of **Mike Donahue." 

Alabama Beta is in a prosperous condition. Besides returning sixteen 
(16) men of last year's chapter, we had the good fortune to secure more 
than our share of the large number of good men entering college this year, 
having initiated nine, and will affiliate one. We now take pleasure in in- 
troducing to the fraternity: Bros. Newton McC. Haralsen, '08, Selma, Ala.; 
Chas. Carter, '09, Macon, Ga.: Robt. T.Jones. '10, Selma, Ala.; Milton 
Lathrop, '10, Marshall, Tex.; Walten N. G. Legare, '09, Farkland, Ala.; 
N. B. Buchanan, '08, Huntsville, Ala.; Jas. Marshall Mayes, '09, Birming- 
ham, Ala.; Evans Lide David, '08, Epes, Ala., and George Edwin Clawer, 
'09, Opelika) Ala.; Joe G. Brawder, of Alabama Alpha will be affiliated 


as soon as he receives his paper. There are six other frats represented here 
and all seem to be in a flourish! nji; condition. 

Honors not previously mentioned which have come to the Phis of Ala- 
bama Beta: Bro. Lipscomb elected vice president of senior class, Bro. 
Ripley elected advertising manager of the Orange and Blue, Bro. Brasfield, 
elected treasurer of the glee club. 

Bros. Buchanan and Haralsen are members of the glee club. 

Bro. Clinton Smith, '91, Opelika, Ala, was elected to the state legisla- 
ture in the Democratic primary of August 26. 

Bro. Wm. Coles, '02, who has been with the General Electric Co. for 
several years, made us a visit last week. Bro. Coles is aiding us considera- 
bly in our chapter plans, and the chapter house is now a certainty. A cor - 
dial invitation is extended to all Phis who may at any time be in this 
vicinity. Thos. V. Watson. 

Auburn. September 28, 1906. 



Commencement of '06 was exceptionally pleasant for Phis — Bros. McClurg, 
'79; L. N. Dantzler, Jr., '82; W. A. McDonald, '84; McCorkle, '90; 
Mitchell, '89; Jennings, '93; Witty, '93; Richmond, '98; Bray, '00: Sivley, 
'93; Jacobson, '03; Claud Fair, W. G. Yerger; Swanson Niles of Sewanee, 
and Boyd of Alabama Beta, with the members of the chapter, enjoyed a 
sumptuous banquet over which Bro. McClurg presided and gave the chapter 
advice from his experience as delegate to the Wabash convention. Bros. 
Sivley, McDonald and Jacobson responded to toasts and each of those pres- 
ent made fun for the crowd till early morning. Telegrams from Bros. Rich, 
'80; Ray, '99; Hill, '82 and others were read. While more were expected 
we felt fully repaid for our efforts and made fun for the absent so that all 
were fully impressed with need of having an annual banquet and it is the 
intention of the chapter to give a banquet every commencement. 

The chapter house matter was put in the hands of Bro. Sivley, Ray, Price, 
T. W. Yates, Witty, Jennings and Jacobson. This summer a canvass of 
the alumni residing in this and the bordering towns of adjoining states re- 
sulted successfully and all concerned are greatly encouraged. Full returns 
have l^en published in the Palladintn and all later proceedings will be pub- 
lished through the same medium. 

The trustees at their June meeting * 'turned out" Chancellor Fulton, who 
has been connected with the university all of his life, and for the past 
eighteen years has been the executive head of the institution. Immediately 
the students signed petitions and the alumni throughout the state took simi- 
lar steps but all has been of no avail. Chancellor Fulton is now at the head 
of the Miller school which is in Albermarle County, Virginia. Dr. Alfred 
Hume is temporarily managing the affairs of the university. r)r. Somerville 
has succeeded ex-Gov. Shands as dean of the law^ deparment, the latter hav- 
ing resigned to accept the lectureship of common law at Tulane. Prof. 
Eugene Campbell died during vacation and Dr. Johnson has been put in 
charge of the department of electricity. The number of students and the 
general condition of the university are far better thau had been expected. 
After passing through the backsets of this summer's political condition, **01e 
Miss" is running in good condition, with prospects of making this year's 
record surpass that of former sessions. 

For many years our chapter has wished for a brother on the faculty 
and this year we have the pleasure of having one of our own alumni to fill 


a chair. Bro. Clarence Lee Sivley, '93, has given up his lucrative prac- 
tice and for the future will devote his time to study and give his talent to 
advancing the interests of his alma mater. Bro. Brown, Emory, '06, Y. M. 
C. A. secretary, 's devoting his energy to that work and is starting various 
l>eneficial and entertaining movements among the students which give a dif- 
ferent tone to the college affairs and render college life on the campus far 
more jolly than in former years. He has been instrumental in organizing a 
glee club. 

Under Coach Hammond, who is fresh from "Hurry-l-p" Yost, the men 
made a most creditable showing having defeated Maryville, 16-6, who last 
week played Georgia Tech 6-6. This excellent start makes us feel confident 
that the rsd and blue will be in good trim this season. 

Last May Bro. Clay, '00, died of tuberculosis at Columbus. On August 
18 Bro. Sawyer. '03, died at Kosciusko. He had attained a position of 
influence as a citi/en and member of the bar, and had he lived he would have 
been a strong candidate for district attorney. 

After the final examinations we had the pleasure of initiating Bro. Nor- 
fleet R. Sledge, Jr., of Como, Miss., who took the spring term in law. We 
have enjoyed visits from Bro. S. G. Clifford, Purdue, '02, who is located at 
Water Valley with the L C. R. R. Last week Bro. Kimbrough was up for 
a few days and Bro. *'Red" Yates is with us now. This summer Bro. Joe 
Aldridge was operated on for appendicitis, he is up but has not yet been able 
to return to college, however, we hope that he will be back with us at an 
early date. Bro. Drane is taking law at Cumberland. Bro. Witty is editor- 
in-chief of the university magazine. Bros. Coleman and Bray are associate 
editors. Bro. Somerville is vice-president of the glee club. He has l)een 
elected as our delegate to the Washington convention. 

The late opening of last session postpones **setting" till November, hence 
fraternity affairs in general are a bit dull. However, we have twelve active 
men here, this being the largest bunch on the campus, and when setting 
time comes we feel confident that we will materially increase our number 
and greatly increase the strength of our present prosperous condition. 

The members of Mississippi Alpha were glad to hear of the initiation of 
Bros. Somerville by Virginia Zeta and Magruder by Georgia Delta. 

University, October 5, 1006. Robert Somervillk, Jr. 


Louisiana Alpha is al)Out to enter the most prosperous year in her his- 
tory. When the university opens her doors on October i, there will be six 
old members and six pledged on hand to start the session, and we have ex- 
cellent prospects of landing about five others. 

Several changes have been made in the curriculum and the faculty of the 
university. The entrance requirements at the academic department have 
been raised one year; the New Orleans Polyclinic has been consolidated with 
the medical department, so that the graduates of that department may now 
take post graduate work in medicine; a new faculty has been secured and 
several hours have been added to the course at the law department, so that 
this department is now on an equal footing with the other great law schools 
of the south. 

Brother F. W. Parham, Virginia Ganmia, '75, has been elected to the 
board of administrators of the university to fill the vacancy caused by the 
death of E. B. Kruttchnitt, and Brother Horace E. Crump, Ix>uisiana Alpha 
'04, has been elected acting professor of engineering, thus giving 4» A two 
additional members among the officials of the university. 


Mrs. Caroline Tilton, who has already given Tulane a very handsome 
library, has added $27,ocx) 10 her gift for the erection of an annex to the 

When Tulane opens we will have occupied our new quarters at 407 Ca- 
rendelet St., and we cordially invite our alumni and visitors to call on us 
there. These rooms are almost in the heart of the business section of the 
city, being only four squares from Canal street. Right here we want to 
thank our brothers who have aided us in securing these rooms and whose 
energy and devotion will enable us to occupy a house of our own within the 
next two years at the latest. 

The members of our chapter have gone back to The Oli7'e and Biut\ one 
of the weekly papers of the university. Last session we were supporters of 
7 hf Tuiane IVe/l'iv but circumstances have arisen that have caused us to re- 
turn to the old paper. The following positions on the staff of 7 he O/ii'd 
and Bine are held by meml>ersof Louisiana Alpha: Bro. Russell, '08, asso- 
ciate editor; Bro. Fortier, 'ck), managing editor; Bro. Chappuis, law, busi- 
ness manager from law department; Bro. E. C. Ansley, '06 alumni editor, 
and a pledged man, Donald Renshaw, *lo, associate editor. 

Of last year's chapter, all will return except the graduates and perhaps 
Bro. Mever, '08. Bro. Chambers, '06, is doing engineering work at Fort 
St. Philip, below the city; Bro. Robinson, '06, is attending Princeton; Bro. 
E. C. Ansley, '06, is practicing law in the city. The chapter sincerely re- 
grets the loss of these loyal brothers, but we feel that our loss is mitigated to 
some extent, for Bro. Ansley will still be in the city, and will be able to give 
us aid and advice in many ways. To all who are ac()Uiiinted with Bro. 
Ansley, it is useless for us to say that a more devoted and loyal member of 4> A 
does not exist. We repeat that the chapter is exceedingly loath to lose him. 

Since our letter we have enjoyed visits from several traveling Phis: 
Bro. Z. B. Hartley, California Alpha, '07, spent several days with us on his 
way to Nicaragua; Bro. Dan C. Moore, Ohio Theta, '08, spent a week in 
New Orleans during the summer. Bro. John Dugan, Indiana Delta, '08, 
was with us for several days, and Brothers Sleen and Somerville of Miss- 
issippi Alpha have been with us several times. We wish our sister chapters 
a successful rushing season and hope ourselves to introduce several new 
brothers in our next letter. Jamks J. Fortier. 

New Orleans, September 22, 1006. 


This fall Texas Beta returns twenty-three men to the active chapter, hav- 
ing lost by graduation Bros. Adone, Alvey, Mathis and R. Watkin; and by 
transfer Bros. Hall, Jones, Judge and Remberts. Bros. Leachman, Logan, 
McEvoy and S. Watkin did not return. We have the pleasure of welcom- 
ing from Southwestern University at Georgetown, Bros. Hcarne, McNeil 
and Muse. 

The pan-hellenic last spring decided upon an open pledge season for 
1906-07. Texas Beta is getting busy with the freshmen. 

During the summer vacation our corporation had the house completely 
overhauled and repainted. 

The university opened September 26, and registration will continue until 
about October 5. There are already more matriculates than there were at 
any time during the past year. We feel safe in prophesying that, during 
the coming session, Texas (all departments included) will have eighteen 
hundred students. A new law building is under way, the cost of which will 
be something like $125,000. 


Football prospects are most gratifying. With Coach Shenker of Yale, 
assistant coach Metzenthin of Columbia, and sixty enthusiastic players on 
the field including most of the stars — Parrish, the Ramsdels, Fink, Bro. 
Duncun — Texas should have the champion team of the south. Games with 
Sewanee, Haskell, Vanderbilt and other important southern colleges have 
been scheduled. 

Two new sororities have entered the university since our last letter: A A <i> 
and Z T A. 

Texas Beta has had the pleasure of a visit from Bro. W. B. Palmer dur- 
ing the last few days. R. W. Stayton, Jr. 

Austin, September 30, 1906. 


The university opened September 12. The attendance this year is an 
increase over that of last, there being about five hundred in college. The 
college faculty is the same this year as last with the exception of two addi- 
tions. Prof. E. P. Cooper is physical director and Prof. W. S. Nelms is in- 
structor in physics. In the fine arts department there are several changes* 
Miss Clara Oldfield has Miss Larmer's place as the directress of the piano- 
forte department, and Miss Mary Auld has been added to the staff. Miss 
Bernice Long takes Miss Seabury's place as teacher of violin and Miss 
Antoinette Huncke, Miss Newey's as teacher of voice. " 

Work on the large stone dormitory had been progressing steadily, until 
recently, when it was suspended for a while on account of the scarcity of 
labor. Over one story is c<mipleted and it is easy to see that it will be a verj* 
beautiful, massive, and well arranged building. 

One of the large rooms of the university building is being fitted as a 
gymnasium and supplied with shower baths. It is hoped that there will soon 
be built a capacious gymnasium building. 

Texas Gamma returned eight men this year and we have initiated the 
following good men, whom we are glad to present to the fraternity: Bros. 
John Rufus Thurmond, Bonham, Texas; Walter LeNoir Burgher, Dallas, 
Texas; Wilbur F. Wright, Waco, Texas; and Lyndsay D. Hawkins, Aus- 
tin, Texas. We also have two very promising pledges. They are: J. N. 
Lott, San Antonia, Texas, and J. B. Bolton, Biownwood, Texas. The rush- 
ing season is not over yet, by any means, and we expect to get several more 
good men. 

We are very glad to be able to say that work has begun on our house. 
It is to be a very handsome two story structure, colonial style, and will be sit- 
uated at the head of a street just three blocks from University Avenue, about 
two from the university building, and a little over one from the new dormi- 
tory. The contract calls for its completion by February i, 1907. 

Texas Gamma has hoped long for a house and has made many efforts to 
build one, and it it with great enthusiasm that we see our hopes l)eing realized. 

4> A 9 is well represented on the glee club this year by Bros. Moore, 
Harrison and Lott. On the Soiiiuestern staff are Bros. Moore and Wheeler, 
as assistant business manager, and assistant editor respectively. 

Bro. Wheeler is on the lecture committee and is manager of the baseball 

Last commencement Z T A entered Southwestern, absorbing the local 
sorority, B "if. 

A short time ago Bro. and Mrs. Chas A. Wilcox entertained us in a very 
charming manner and the occasion was a very delightful one. 

Last week we had the pleasure of being visited by Bro. Walter B. Pal- 


mer. He was entertained by Bro. C.C.Cody, Emory, '75, while in George- 

The general outlook this year is very bright and everything indicates that 
Texas Gamma will have a most successful year. 

Georgetown, October 5, 1906. John DkBerry Wheklkr. 



Contrary to the first reports, the buildings of the University of California 
were not injured in the least, but by the destruction of property in San 
Francisco a yearly income of $l50,cxx) was lost. Our chapter house es- 
caped with only the loss of two chimneys. 

On the evening after the earthquake the university cadets were called out 
to do guard duty in 'Frisco, where they remained for three days in active 
service. Nearly all the fellows went over and the chapter was represented 
among the officers by Major Louis Hickey, '06, Captain Charles Stuart, '06, 
and Lieutenant John Hickey, '06. 

College opened on August 18 with sixteen of the brothers back. This 
year's rushing season has been unusually short. At the initiation on Au- 
gust 31, we took in seven freshmen who, we are sure, will prove themselves 
to be worthy Phis. They are: John Hartigan, Carroll Stilson, Richard 
Pennoyer, Lorenze Barney, Walter Schroeder, George Guyles and Gordon 
Ingles. We have also affiliated Phillip B. Cross, '09, of Kentucky Epsilon. 

Last spring the regular American football was al)olished by the faculty, 
so we have been forced to adopt the game of Rugby. Over a hundred 
students have turned out to try for the team but so far their progress has 
been very slow. As only a few of the elementary principles of the game 
have been mastered, the interest of the college has not yet been aroused. 
It will be necessary to move the new bleachers in order to widen California 
Field for Rugby. After this has been done we will have the finest baseball 
diamond on the coast. Bro. H. W\ Bingham, '06, who was appointed y«»Il 
leader, has been holding bleacher rallies to encourage those who are out for 
the new game. 

Fall training has commenced for baseball. A very large number have 
signed up and the interest seems much keener than last year. Four mem- 
bers of the chapter will go out and all stand good chinces of making the 

Boating is steadily pushing itself to the front and bids fair to rival all 
other branches of athletics. There is some talk of sending a crew to Eng- 
land in the near future. In the boat club the chapter is well represented, 
Bro. Salisbury being president and Bro. Tyssowski, '08, treasurer. The 
club is going to give, under the management of Bro. Tyssowski, an enter- 
tainment in the Greek Theater on September 29, the receipts from which 
will be used to more completely equip the club house. 

The freshman class of this year, in spite of the earthquake, is larger than 
last year. At their organization meeting Bro. Variel, '08, talked to them 
on tennis and Bro. Tyssowski, '08, on boating. The freshman rally held 
soon after college commenced was a great success, due greatly to Bro. 
Campbell, 05, who made the speech of the evening. 

Berkely, September 11, 1906. Philip S. Thacher. 



Stanford University be^an its fifteenth year on August 28 with a regis- 
tration almost equal to that of last year. Although several of the buildings 
are still undergoing repairs, the equipment amply supplies the needs of the 
different departments. The policy of securing an excellent faculty is being 
carried out in spite of the added expense of rebuilding caused by the disaster 
of last April. Among the new faculty are Prof. (Jeo. Hempl, from the Uni- 
versity of Michigan, senior professor of Germanic literature; Professor A, A. 
Young, from University of Wisconsin, professor of economics and social 
science; and Professor T. Veblen, from University of Chicago, associate 
professor of economics and social science. 

Of the buildings that were seriously damaged last spring, two will be re- 
built on different plans, the gymnasium and library. The memorial arch is 
to be reconstructed by the alumni, and the memorial church will also be 
rebuilt on the original plans. 

Of the fraternity houses, all with the exception of the X ^ lodge have 
been repaired and are, in most instances, in better condition than before. The 
X ^''s have rented a house and the 4> F A's have moved from Palo Alto in- 
to a rented house on the campus. Our own house is far better than ever, 
owing to the untiring efforts of Bros. J. L. Gamble, 'o5, and King, '07, 
who remained on the campus during the entire summer to make the necessary 

Rushing season began as usual about two weeks before college opened 
and <i> A succeeded in obtaining the following men whom we take great 
pleasure in introducing to the fraternity: I^x H. Cochran, 'og, San Ber- 
nardeno, Calif.; Lawrence O. Macomber, Pasadena, Calif.; J. Walter Rob- 
erts, '07, Redlands, Calif.; Nelson Taylor, '09, Los Angeles, Calif., and 
Stuart E. Weaver, '00, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

In athletics there has been a great change, Rugby taking the place of the 
old intercollegiate football. The change was not looked upon very favor- 
ably by the student lx)dy at first, but when it became known that the change 
was permanent the attitude of the students changed and they are now giving 
the new game the same support as they did the old form of football. Our 
prospects for two excellent teams are exceedingly bright. The freshmen 
meet California on October 13 on Stanford Field. The varsity fifteen is 
rounding into excellent form and will put up a good fight on the day of the 
big game, which will be played on November 10 on California Field of 
Berkeley. Bros. Chalmers, '07, Spaulding, 08, and Weaver, '10, are on 
the squad. 

Fall trainmg on the track has begun. Our new track is nearing com- 
pletion and will be in excellent condition for our spring meet. The follow- 
ing Phis are on the track squad: Bros. Bradford, '09, Behlow, '07, Kelley, 
'07, King, '07, and Roberts '10. 4> A T is represented in the glee club by 
Bros. Chalmers, 07, and Bradford 'ck). Bro. King has been elected to 
meml>ership in *'Skull and Snakes," the upper classman society. 

Of our old members, several have gone to other universities, and others 
have entered business. Bro. J. L. Gamble, '06, is studying medicine at 
Harvard. Bros. E. E. Beyer, ex-'()7, and F. B. Beyer have entered Yale. 
Bros. Swinerton, 06, Barnett, '06, and Hodge, '06, have entered the busi- 
ness world. 

In closing California Beta desires to impress upon all Phis that the chap- 
ter is open to them at any and all times. W. W. Behlow. 

Stanford University, October I, l()o6. 




Weekly luncheons are held on Fridavs in the Penobscot Inn, where a 
private room is reserved for us. About once a month we have a dinner at 
the Hotel Ste. Claire, where we meet for business and pleasure. Many of 
the boys come to the dinner who are unable to attend the luncheons. Visiting 
brothers are very cordially welcomed to attend our Friday lunches. 

Arthur Everhan. 


Many of the Phis have been out of the city during the summer months, 
but they are returning to take up their winter's work. The new directory 
of the association is just being issued. It contains the names of two hundred 
and twenty-three Phis in the city of Indianapolis and immediate vicinity. 

On September 7 the association gave a party at White City. About 
seventy-five couples were present and they were accorded the privileges of 
the grounds. The dancing pavilion was reserved exclusively for us and the 
evening was delightfully spent. After leaving the grounds an enjoyable 
supper was served at the Dennison grill room in the city. 

We are glad to advise that Bro. ?>ank C. Olive was recently nominated by a 
Republican convention as a candidate for representative to the next session 
of the legislature. R. T. Bykrs. 

September 29, 1906. 


Vandcrbilt — E. D. Steger, '80, is an attorney at Bonhara, 

Southwestern and Texas — A. Yarbrough, '91, is at Hourth, 

Syracuse — George Stark, '07, was married on June 9 to 
Miss Amy Bates, K A 0. 

Syracuse — Edward Miller, '07, was married on June 14 to 
Miss Agnes Avery, r 4> B. 

Kentucky State — C. W. Haynes, '05, is with the Kentucky 
Flour Spar Co., Marion, Kv. 

Michigan — Richard Hardy, '91, is with the Fidelity Mutual 
Life Insurance Co., Detroit, Mich. 

Minnesota — H. F. Horton, '02, is with the Ideal Heating 
Co., 6.312 Wentworth Ave., Chicago. 

Brown — F. J. Cox, '03, is with Boynton Bros., real estate 
and insurance agents, Perth Amboy, N. J. 


Case — O. F. French, '98, is general manager of the Cuya- 
hoga Telephone Co., East Cleveland, Ohio. 

Washington — Ruby Beneke, '06, is associated with his 
father in the practice of law at Brunswick, Mo. 

Tulane — Horace E. Crump, '04, has recently been elected 
to the chair of engineering at Tulane University. 

Randolph- Macon — F. VV. Parham, '75, has been elected to 
the board of administrators of Tulane University. 

77//^;/^— -Edward C. Ansley, '06, is practicing law in New 
Orleans with his brother, H. M. Ansley, Tulane, '94. 

Wisconsin — Horatio Winslow, '04, recently contributed to 
Puck a humorous poem, **Ballad of the Special Sale." 

DePauiu — Dr. P. L. Hodges, '99, was married, June 27, 
to Miss Ella Cox, at Saint Stephen's church, Washington, D. C. 

Stanford — John E. McDowell, '00, president of Iota pro- 
vince, was married on July 2 toMiss Alice Nagel, of Daven- 
port, Iowa. 

Emory — Rev. H. S. Bradley, D. D. '89, of St. Louis, 
preached the convocation sermon at the University of Chi- 
cago, August 26. 

Franklin — Harry E. Tincher, of Charlottesville, Va., was 
married on September 4 to Miss Marian Kathleen McHaffee, 
of Stilesville, Ind. 

DePauw — Cyrus D. Mead is principal of the Indiana 
School for Feeble-minded Youth, at Fort Wayne — an institu- 
tion having over a thousand pupils. 

Purdue — J. M. Davidson, '02, is in the manufacturing busi- 
ness at Evansville, Ind. He was married, June 27, to Miss 
Mattie R. Stranbinger of Lafayette, Ind. 

Butler — William R. Longley, '02, was recently married to 
Miss Clara Estelle Hunter, of Irvington, Ind. Bro. Longley 
is- an instructor of mathematics at Yale. 

Pennsylvania State — R. W. Bowers, '04, was married on 
August II to Miss Virginia Walker, of Phillipsburg, Pa. Bro. 
Bowers is an erecting engineer with the York Manufacturing 


Tulane — H. A. Ludlow, '99, was married during the sum- 
mer to Miss Nan Mclntyre. They left at once for Oklahoma 
City, where they will reside in the future. 

Vanderbilt — W. T. Sanders, '89, of Athens, Ala., a mem- 
ber of the Alabama railroad commission, was recently elected 
to the board of trustees of Vanderbilt University. 

Butler — Paul Murray, '05, was married on September 12 
to Miss Gertrude Bowman, of Little Rock, Ark. Bro. Mur- 
ray is professor in the University of Arizona at Tucson. 

Tulane — Edward J. Fortier, ^04, was married on September 
II, to Miss Marie Tricou. They left at once for New Haven, 
Conn., where Bro. Fortier will accept a position of instructor 
of Romance languages at Yale. 

McGill — John A. McDonald, Med. '05, leaves in October 
for Macao, South China, to take up work as a medical mis- 
sionary in connection with the Presbyterian church of Canada. 
He expects to be there seven years. 

Iowa Wesleyan — George M. Rommel, '97, was married on 
September 19 to Mrs. Sallie Russell Reeves. Bro. Rommel 
is one of the enthusiastic Phis of Washington who are most 
active in preparing for the coming convention. 

C C. N. V. — Rev. John S. Penman, '84, has taken charge 
of the Congressional church in Poughkeepsie. His recent 
efforts at Bangor, Me., culminated in the organization of a 
civic league that succeeded in throwing the Republican bosses 
of that place out of office. 

Lombard — Lee Fairchild, *86, author and orator, is domi- 
ciled at Greenfield, Mass., and is doing lyceum work. His 
subjects are **Western Wanderings" and "Original Readings." 
A writer in the Lewiston y<?2//v/tf/ recently said: **Lee Fair- 
child is Artemus Ward all over again with the irresistible 
waggishness of that quaint philosopher." 

Cornell — Samuel J. Flickinger, '76, was on June 29 ap- 
pointed private secretary to Governor Harris of Ohio. The 
appointment is a very popular one. Bro. Flickinger was 
managing editor of the Dd^y ton Journal and is one of the best 
known newspaper men in Ohio. For many years he has been 
a well known figure in the politics of his state. He is a strong 
man, a fine personality, and an ideal man for the place. 


Lombard 2LtiA Columbia — Walter A. Johnson, 'oi, and others 
have purchased the Four Track News and will publish it 
under the name of the Travel Magazine. Bro. Johnson has 
taken an active part in the promotion of Doubleday, Page & 
Go's magazines during the last fi\^ years. 

California — Judge Henry A. Melvin, '89, of Oakland, Cal., 
was on July 17 elected grand exalted ruler of the B. P. O. 
Elks — the highest office in the gift of that popular order. 
Bro. Melvin is a judge of the California superior court. He 
is very popular among the Elks and is a very loyal Phi. 

Northwestern — Isaac R. Hitt, Jr., formerly treasurer of 
the general council, is chief of division of the internal revenue 
department at Washington. He has recently visited Berlin 
to take part in the inquiry into the German alcohol fuel and 
lighting industry, and he also investigated the German tariff 
system with considerable thoroughness. 

California — George D. Kierulff, delegate to the Philadel- 
phia convention of 1896, was married on June 2 to Miss 
Gertrude Holmes, of San Francisco, in St. Stephen's Episco- 
pal church at Belvedere, Cal. The wedding reception was 
held at '*Hursley on the Hill," the home of the bride's 
brother, C. Edward Holmes, California^ '89. 

Wabash — Will H. Hays, '00, president of Epsilon province, 
has been selected by the republican state committee as chair- 
man of the speaker's bureau during the coming campaign. 
His headquarters are at the committee rooms, Claypool Hotel, 
Indianapolis. Bro. Hays is recognized as one of the leading 
and most influential young politicians in the state, and a bril- 
liant future is predicted for him. 

Westminster — Dr. Wylie H. Forsythe, '94, a medical mis- 
sionary at Chunju, Korea, is on leave at his home in Lexing- 
ton, Ky. Over a year ago, while attending a sick man about 
thirty miles from his station he was assaulted and nearly 
killed by robbers, who mistook him for a Russian soldier. 
His life was despaired of, but, he is now recuperating and will 
return to Korea this fall. Dr. Forsythe was captain and 
assistant surgeon in the third Kentucky regiment in the 
Spanish-American war, and later was given a commission in 
the first infantry, which position he resigned to go to the 
foreign field. 


The American Magazine is the new name of Leslie^ s Monthly^ 
under the proprietorship and management of John S. Phillips, 
Knox, '82, in association with William Allen White, Kansas, 
'90, Ray Stannard Baker, Michigan, '89, Ida M. Tarbell, 
Lincoln Steffens and F. P. Dunne. The October number 
contains an admirable editorial announcement, presumably 
by Bro. Phillips, with large portraits of his associates. His 
last paragraph is a fine expression of an ideal in magazines. 
The first article is a fine philosophic essay by Bro. White on 
**The Partnership of Society." It is easy to predict a great 
success for this venture of this group of literary stars. 

DePauw — Samuel H. Elrod, '82, governor of South 
Dakota, will return to his home at Clark, S. D., at the expi- 
ration of his term of office. We take pleasure in clipping the 
following from the Sioux City Journal: 

Gov. Elrod, who was defeated for a renomination by the surprising 
strength of the insurgents, can be proud of the personal record he has mad^ 
during the period he has been governor of this young and progressive state. 
He has won a reputation for honesty and uprightness which no defeat can 

It is a notable fact that his administration has been of so clean a char- 
acter that during the hot campaign between the insurgents and the gover- 
nor's stalwart friends not one of the present state officials, elective or 
appointive, has been charged with even the slightest violation of the oath of 
his office. The record made by them has been an unusually clean one, of 
which all of them have reason to be proud. 

At the 152nd annual commencement of Columbia Univer- 
sity, held on Morningside Heights, New York City, ten acad- 
emic degrees were conferred on members of 4> A as follows: 

Master of Arts, Richard Joel Roberts, Ph. B., De Pauw, 
'95; Mechanical Engineer, David Montgomery Updike, Col- 
umbia, '03; Civil Engineer, Francis William McKinney, A. B., 
Cornell, 02, Columbia, '04, and Eugene Pitou, Jr., A. B., 
Columbia, '04; Engineer of Mines, Morris Gardner Talcott, 
(Yale), Columbia, '06; Doctor of Medicine, Charles (Christian 
Lieb, A. B., Columbia, '03, and Dudley Steele Conle}^ B. L. , 
Missouri, '98; Bachelor of Laws, Edwin Hoyt Updike, A. B., 
A. M., Columbia, '04, and Richard Joel Roberts, Ph. B., De 
Pauw, '95; Bachelor of Arts, John Luneau Tonnele, Jr., 
Columbia, '06. 

At the recent competitive examination for positions in New 
York hospitals in which several hundred students participated, 
Bro. Dudley Steele Conley, B. L., Missouri, '98, won an ap- 
pointment to Bellevue, and Bro. Charles Christian Lieb, A. B., 
Columbia, '03, won a place at St. Luke's. 




2 X has followed 2 N into Montana. 

N E has entered Trinity, N. C, and Arkansas. 

At least two fraternities, 2 X and 4> K ♦, have planted 
trees at Washington's grave at Mount Vernon; also one soror- 
ity, X 12. 

The executive council of 4> K ♦ have decided to republish, 
at a cost of $350, the first two volumes of the Shield^ which 
have become about as scarce as a proverbial hen's teeth. 

* r A calls its general convention an ekklesia, A T A a 
karnea, K 2 a grand conclave, 2 ^ E a grand council, A TH 
and X * a congress, 2 X and Z 4^ a grand chapter, ^ K 4^ a 
grand arch council. 

The following is a necessarily incomplete list of the colleges 
where fraternity men are not allowed to live in chapterhouses 
or where restriction in regard to numbers is imposed: Buck- 
nell, Davidson, Emory, Kenyon, Mercer, Dartmouth, Dick- 
inson, Lafayette, Swarthmore, Wooster, Hanipden-Sidney 
and the University of the South. — A T A Rainbow. 

The 1904 convention of 2 A E decided to hold the semi- 
centennial convention at Birmingham in 1906 and to make a 
pilgrimage to the fraternity's birthplace, the University of 
Alabama, but for some reason the place has been changed to 
Atlanta, which is a 2 A E stronghold. The convention will 
be held on December 26-29. The parent chapter, assisted 
by the fraternity treasury, has purchased a lot and will soon 
begin building a memorial hall at Tuscaloosa. 

The Washington (St. Louis) and Illinois chapters of B n 
issue monthly bulletins, which are distributed to their alumni 
and neighboring chapters. The University of Pennsylvania 
chapter publishes semi-occasionally a paper called The Dorg, 
which is intended to keep alumni informed of what the chap- 
ter is doing and planning. The Michigan, W'isconsin, Ark- 
ansas, Lafayette and Emory chapters of 2 N distribute an" 
nually to alumni illustrated booklets, ranging from six to 
thirty-six pages. 

A chapter of Acacia was installed at the University of 
Pennsylvania May 3. It will draw members from all depart- 


merits of the university. An article in the Philadelphia Bul- 
letin says: 

The Acacia fraternity, though joining a large number at the university, 
is to be very exclusive. Only Master Masons are to be allowed to be mem- 
bers and only certain ones at that. Though not (juite two years old, there 
are chapters now at the Universities of Michigan, Kansas, Leland Stanford, 
California, Nebraska, Ohio, Illinois, Dartmouth and Harvard. Wisconsin 
is a candidate for admission. A representative of the fraternity is to be sent 
to the universities in England and Germany to organize chapters. 

Volume XX of the Cailuceus of K 2, ending in June, con- 
tains exactly 900 pages, not counting directory and advertis- 
ing pages. It is unquestionably the largest volume of a fra- 
ternity magazine ever issued. Prof. F. K. Farr, of Cumber- 
land University, was the editor from February, 1905, to July, 
1906, when the grand conclave (convention) held at Look- 
out Mountain, Tenn., elected him worthy grand master of 
the fraternity. Under his management the Cailuceus was one 
of the most interesting and ably conducted of fraternity jour- 
nals. His successor as editor is Mr. Guy T. Viskniskki, of 
New York, from the Swarthmore chapter. 

Press reports of the convention of R IT at Denver 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 appli- 
cation from the Colorado School of Mines was rejected. The 
Rocky Mountain Neivs says that the convention enacted two 
rules, **one prohibiting members of the fraternity from join- 
ing an inter-fraternity-secret society known as N E, which 
has fallen into disrepute in manv colleges on account of the 
hilarious conduct of its members, and the other prohibiting 
any member of the fraternity from giving his badge or pin to 
any member of the opposite sex except his sister, mother, 
fiancee or wife." 

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 ele- 
ment counts for very little. A large part of the fraternities 
are not even known by their Greek- letter names. The Clois- 
ter, 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 -5^ ww^T. Even those societies like A K E or ♦ Y, 


which have retained their Greek-letter names in common par- 
lance, 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 fra- 
ternity." When such conditions exist in an institution the 
artificial status of the societies there must be vanishing. — Phi 
Gamma Delta. 

After considering **Sig,'' **Sig Alph" and **Sigma Alph,'* 

the supreme council of 2 A E have decided that members of 

that fraternity shall be called **S. A. E*s." The editor of 

the Record doQs not like the choice but says: **Selah. So 

mote it be." A contributor to the P/ii Gamma Delta writes: 

Formerly we called ourselves Deltas, an honorable and dignified name 
that commanded respect. In all my intercourse with the earlier members 
of the fraternity no other appellation was ever used. Our members every- 
where were called that, and so far as I know there was no confusion with 
other liodies that should have led to change, particularly to such an uncouth 
and repulsive one as **Feejees." 1 protest against "Feejees," and **Phi 
Gam" is not much better. In spite of Shakespeare, there is much in a 
name, and I take it that the young student just embarking on his course will 
derive a very different and unjust idea of the fraternity from having its 
members styled **Feejees" than we did who only knew Deltas. It smacks 
too much of such titles as "Big Injuns," "Jolly Rollers," "High Mucky- 
mucks," etc., to impress the average layman with the proper sense of its 
worth and prestige, and is therefore calculated to prejudice them against the 
order. When this is accompanied by the pulling and hauling and brass band 
methods called spiking, the wonder to me is that so many good men are 
obtained. Is it not possible that a certain sense of dislike, not shame, per- 
haps, but a feeling of repulsion, always exists in the memoriesof many when 
they consider the means that were used to bring them into the fold? 

By a vote of lo to 5, on May 9, the board of education of 
Chicago decided to enforce the **anti frat. rule" and stamp 
out fraternities and sororities in the high schools of that city. 
If members do not withdraw from such organizations imme- 
diately they will not be permitted to represent their schools 
in athletic contests or on debating teams or to receive any 
other school honors. In an editorial regarding high school 
fraternities, the Indianapolis News refers to a bulletin issued 
by F. A. Cotton, 4> A 0, superintendent of public instruction 
of Indiana and says: 

In his recent bulletin, Superintendent Cotton urges that the secret society 
should not be tolerated in the high school. Though of comparatively re- 
cent origin, the growth of high school fraternities has been surprising, and 
educators are much concerned as to what the results may be. The move- 
ment began suddenly and with apparent spontaneity about 1898, when no 
less than a dozen societies appeared as national high school fraternities. 

from 1885, were 
:, and these were 
ars I he expansion 
rnilies in the last 


FAS which wasfuunded in 1879, and MAS which dat. 

practically the only high school fraternities before thai tii 

fonod only in a few eastern cities. But in the lasl eight 1 

has been greater pro port ionatelv than thai of culle^re fra 

half century. <t £, iSoS, has twelve chapters;B 4> £, iS<)8,has twelve; B4>, 

1900, has fourlcen or fifteen, and K A ♦, i8g8. confined chiefly to Indiana, 

has foarteen chapters. 


The following table, compiled by Mr. T. \S . Allen from 
Baird's Manual and published in the 2 A E .ffcf<»r,/, shows, 
by decades, the number of chapters lost by each of the gen- 
eral fraternities for men: 





















Delta Kappa Epailon 

«! \ 


° ■ 3 

Delia Upsilon 


Phi IJehaTheta 

' 5 








Siema Alpha Epsilon 

Sigma Chi 


5 'o 


; 1 i 



(.4I 80 


Bro. George Chew Atkins, Columbia, '02, of New York 
City, writes to us as follows: 

Did you ever hear of Ihe 2 ♦ T fraternitv? The other day I found a 
pin. bearing those letters and the n»me Simmons, a black enameled five- 
poialed star with crossed daggers and skull. 


Bro. Walter C. Stickney, Colorado, '04, of Denver, writes 

to us as follows: 

In a conversation recently with Hro. E. J. Churchill, Nebraska, '85, he 
spoke of an old fraternity pin which he had run across recently, and in con- 
nection with it a very interesting story of its having been among the effects 
of an old pirate who died a number of years ago in California. The pin 
is in the form of a watch key similar to that of 4> B K, but it is diamond 
shaped, about two and a half inches long. It bears on one side ^E6^oi 
^iXux% and on the other side MS*. It is made of yellow gold, which, 
from the fact that gold was discovered in California in 1848, would lead me 
to think that perhaps the pin anedated that period. Do you know of such 
a fraternity? 

We know nothing of either 2 * Y or M 2 *. They are not 
mentioned in **American College Fraternities." If any of our 
readers know anything about them we shall be glad to receive 
such information. 


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: 

2 * E — University of North Carolina, North Carolina 
Agricultural and Mechanical College, Wittenberg, Purdue, 
Chicago, Syracuse, Washington and Lee. (Died at Roanoke 
and Washington and Jefferson.) 

K 2 — New York University, Dartmouth, Harvard, Idaho, 
Syracuse, Oklahoma. 

A T H — University of Washington, University of Missouri, 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (revived), Simpson 
(revived), Nodington and Lee (revived.) 

K A (southern) — Oklahoma, Washington University. (Died 
at Southwestern Presbyterian LTniversity. ) 

B n — Iowa State, Toronto. 

A X P — Yale, Syracuse. 

* K 2 — Purdue, Chicago. 

A 2 * — Pennsylvania State, Washington and Lee. 

2 X — Arkansas, Montana. 

A T A — Missouri, Lafayette (revived. ) 

2 N — Virginia (revived), Syracuse. 

n K A — Southern (revived), Missouri School of Mines. 

4> 2 K — Brown. 

A Y — Illinois. 

2 A E — University of Washington. 

4> K 4^ — Case. 

4> A — Toronto. 



Sororities: A E A — West Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, 
Nebraska. Z T A — Bethany, Judson, Texas, n B ^ — Iowa 
State, Minnesota (revived). A A A — Randolph -Macon 
Woman's College. K A — Toronto (revived). ]£ X 2 — 
Southwestern. K K T— Adelphi. X 12— Colorado. A T— 

Professional: A X (legal) — Stanford, Virginia. A K K 
(medical) — George Washington. ASA (dental) — Colorado 
School of Dental Surgery, University of Southern California. 
♦ (2 (dental) — Michigan. 

The accompanying table gives the number of active chap- 
ters of the various general fraternities for men in 188-^, 1890, 
1898 and 1905, as shown by the editions of '* American Col- 
lege Fraternities" in those years, and also the number at the 
present time. 

Active Chapters of Fraternities in Various Years. 

Kappa Sigma 

Phi Delta Theia 

Beta Theta Pi 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon 
Phi Gamma Delta . . . 

Sigma Nu 

Alpha Tau Omega. . . 

Sigma Chi 

Kappa Alpha (S). . . . 

Delta Tail Delta 

Phi Kappa Psi 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 

Delta Upsilon 

Pi Kappa Alpha. ... 
Phi Kappa Sigma. . . 

Alpha Delta Phi 

Theta Delta Chi 

Psi Upsilon 

Zeta Psi 

Chi Phi 

Phi Sigma Kappa. . . 
Sierma Phi Epsilon. . 

Chi Psi 

Delta Phi 

Sigma Phi 

Delta Psi 

Alpha Chi Rho 

Kappa Alpha (N) . . 

Delta Sigma Pi 

Omega Phi Alpha . . 
Theta Chi 





































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The system of dividing the fraternity into districts or pro- 
vinces and electing or appointing an executive for each ori- 
ginated with B n in 1874. * A was the second fraternity 
to adopt it in 1880. Mr. Francis H. Sisson, general secre- 
tary of B n, discusses in the Be(a Theta Pi the question 
whether or not it would be better for the fraternity to have 
smaller districts than it now has, saying: 

To those who have studied methods of fraternity organization and ad- 
ministration, it has been evident for some time that H 6 11 has outgrown its 
present plan of district division. The districts as now arranged are, for the 
most part, too large geographically, and contain too many chapters for effi- 
cient supervision or visitation by the district chiefs. The result of this has 
been that few chiefs have been found who could afford to give the time and 
energy required to keep in anything like active touch with their chapters. 

The division into geographical districts was conceived, in fact, solely as 
an aid in the work of the general secretary, through the close supervision of 
the chapters planned for the chief assistant secretaries. The growth of the 
districts has made such supervision difficult, if not impossible: therefore the 
real purpose of the district division is largely lost. 

More than this, under this arrangement of the chapters of the fraternity 
into a few grand subdivisions around large centers, there has sprung up a 
certain district unity, a pride of locality that is essentially provincial and 
does not foster the broadest fraternity spirit. This has appeared increas- 
ingly at recent conventions and elsewhere until, for the purpose of efficient 
administration and true fraternalism, it seems clearly best that there should 
be a general redistricting of the chapter. 

Summing up the apparent advantages of smaller districts, there might be 
mentioned the closer, more helpful contact between the general officers and 
the chapters, the engaging in active fraternity work of more ambitious 
young alumni, the sinking of local feeling in the general fraternity spirit, 
the operation of a more convenient administrative system, and the added 
emphasis given the essential fact that there are but two real or proper fac- 
tors in our organization, — the fraternity and the chapter. 

There are objections which will be made to this suggestion for the most 
part sentimental, but they can outweigh the gain in fraternity efficiency and 
fraternity spirit which seems assured as the result of such a change? 

Ten fraternities and four sororities have divided their chap- 
ters into provinces, districts, divisions or sections. 

B n has 69 chapters, divided into 10 districts, called 
**District 1,^' *T)istrict II,'' etc., each comprising from 3 to 
13 chapters, its executive being called a * 'Chief." 

<I> A has 70 chapters, divided into 9 provinces, called 
**Alpha Province," *'Beta Province," etc., each comprising 
from I to 20 chapters, its executive being called a **Presi- 

* r A has 57 chapters, divided into 14 sections, called 
**Section I," "Section II," etc., each comprising from 3 to 
7 chapters, its executive being called a **Phularchos." 


* K 4^ has 4^ chapters, divided into «; districts, called 

District I," District II," etc., each comprising from 7 to 
II chapters, its executive head being called an **Archon." 

A T O has 56 chapters, divided into 8 provinces, called 
Province I," **Province II," etc., each comprising from 4 
to 14 chapters, its executive being called a **Chief." 

ATA has 49 chapters, divided into 4 divisions, called 
'^Southern Division," * 'Western Division," * 'Northern Divis- 
ion" and 'Eastern Division," each comprising from 9 to 14 
chapters, its executive being called a "President." 

2 A E has 66 chapters, divided into 9 provinces, called 
"Province Alpha," "Province Beta," etc., each comprising 
from 4 to 14 chapters, having a President, a Vice-President 
and a Secretary-Treasurer. 

K 2 has 76 chapters, divided into 14 districts, called "Dis- 
trict I," "District II," etc., each comprising from 2 to 9 
chapters, its executive being called a "D. G. M." 

2 N has 56 chapters, divided into 12 divisions, called First 
Division," "Second Division," etc., each comprising from 2 
to 8 chapters, its executive being called an "inspector." 

2 X has 55 chapters, divided into 9 provinces, called "First 
Province," 'Second Province," etc., the executive being 
called a "Grand Praetor." The directory in the Si^ma Chi 
does not show how the chapters are divided. 

n B * has 36 chapters, divided into 4 provinces, called 
'Alpha Province," "Beta Province," etc., each comprising 
from 4 to 12 chapters, its executive head being called a 

K A has 25 chapters, divided into 4 districts, called 
"Alpha District," "Beta District," etc., each comprising from 
2 to 8 chapters, its executive head being called a "President." 

K K r has 32 chapters, divided into 4 provinces, called 
"Alpha Province," "Beta Province,'' etc., each comprising 
from 6 to II chapters. The directory in the Key does not 
mention any province executive. 

AAA has 23 chapters, divided into 3 provinces, called 
"Alpha Province," "Beta Province," etc., each comprising 
from 6 to 10 chapters. The directory in the Trident does 
not mention any province executive. 


Ohio has a new $50,000 library building. 
Ohio Wesleyan has a new $90,000 gymnasium. 


A ^50,000 dormitory is being erected at Mercer. 

Wisconsin has a new $100,000 Y. M. C. A. building. 

Miami had 433 students last year, the largest number in 
its history. 

Andrew Carnegie has given $100,000 for the erection of a 
dormitory at Lehigh. 

Denny Hall which was burned at Dickinson has been re- 
built at a cost of $65,000. 

By a recent decision of the trustees, professors at Cornell 
are to be retired at the age of 65. 

Minnesota has a $450,000 main building and a $65,000 
woman's building under construction. 

A $75,000 law building is in course of construction at the 
University^ of Texas, — 2 A E Record, 

Dartmouth has two new buildings, and two more, one of 
them a gymnasium, under construction. 

Ohio State has a new building for mining, metallurgy and 
ceramics and a new chemistr}'^ building. 

Randolph-Macon has a new dormitory erected at a cost of 
$35,000, given by J. P. Branch, of Richmond, Va. 

Georgia Tech has a new chemical building and Andrew 
Carnegie has given it $20,000 for a library building. 

Work will be begun this fall on a $300,000 dormitory for 
women at Washington University, St. Louis. — 2 A E Record. 

New laboratories for the electrical department, an $80,000 
chemistry building and a $125,000 gymnasium are being built 
at Purdue. 

At the University of Kansas a new law building has recent- 
ly been completed and a new gymnasium is going up rapidly. 
— 2 A E Record. 

The will of the late Theodore Kearney, of Fresno, be- 
queaths to the University of California his entire estate val- 
ued at $900,000, to be used in the establishment of a Kearne}' 
agricultural experiment station as an adjunct of the univer- 


The last Colorado legislature appropriated $250,000 for a 
library building for the university and doubled the state tax 
for the institution. 

Tulane University has received an offer of $75,000 from 
the Carnegie foundation fund, provided the University raises 
^225,000. — 2 A E Record, 

Union has a new electrical engineering building. Andrew- 
Carnegie has offered the university $100,000 provided a like 
amount is raised by the alumni. 

Dartmouth had 1,019 students last year, 16 fraternities 
and 579 fraternity men. Lehigh had 656 students, 19 fra" 
ternities and 271 fraternity men. 

Lombard is promised $25,000 by Andrew Carnegie on con- 
dition that $75,000 additional be raised for an endowment, 
and half of the latter amount has been pledged. 

North Carolina has a new gymnasium and a new $50,000 
chemical laboratory, and is to have a $100,000 library build- 
ing, half that amount being given by Andrew Carnegie. 

Work has commenced on the new law school building at 
Columbia University, the school having previously held its 
sessions in an upper floor of the University library. — 2 A E 

Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, of Boston, a great-grandson of 
Thomas Jefferson, has given the University of Virginia 
$50,000 for the Thomas Jefferson endowment fund. — K 2 

The Carnegie pension fund for aged college professors has 
been increased $5,000,000, making it $15,000,000, and the 
trustees announce that widows of deceased pensioners will 
receive half the annual amounts paid to their husbands. 

Ground has recently been broken for the new men's dormi- 
tory at Syracuse University. It will be the first dormitory 
which the University has erected. Heretofore the men have 
all resided in fraternity or private houses. — 2 A E Record. 

J, L Irwin, of Columbus, Ind., has offered Butler College 
of the University of Indianapolis $100,000 on condition that 
$150,000 more be subscribed to make a $250,000 additional 
endowment. Andrew Carnegie has pledged the last $25,000. 


The average expenses of the men in the graduating class of 
Yale are said to have been $4146 for the four years, accord- 
ing to the class book editor. The greatest sum expended by 
one student in a single year was J7550 and the lowest ^100. 

Last year was a very prosperous one for Westminster. Its 
attendance was larger than ever before. Its endowment 
was increased by over $50,000. A $10,000 house for the 
president is being erected. An athletic field of eighteen acres 
has been donated to the college. 

The printers of The Scroll, the George Banta Publishing 
Co., Menasha, Wis., printed four college annuals last year — 
the Michiganefisianoi the University of Michigan, the Badger 
of the University of Wisconsin, the Forester of Lake Forest 
University, and the Ariel of Lawrence University. 

The trustees of Vanderbilt University have rescinded a 
by-law which made all bishops of the M. E. church, south, 
ex-officio members of the board of trust, and have dropped 
eight bishops from the board, keeping five. The main build- 
ing of the university, burned last year, is being restored, and 
a $100,000 chemistry and pharmacy building erected. 

Illinois had 4,078 students last year, 443 less than Michi- 
gan, and 104 more than Minnesota, and it proposes to out- 
strip both soon. A $100,000 auditorium and a $25,000 farm 
mechanical building are being erected. A school of ceramics 
and a school of railway engineering opened this fall. It is 
said that the latter is the first of its kind in the world. 

Norbert Wiener, eleven years old, the son of Assistant Pro- 
fessor Wiener, of Harvard, has entered the freshman class at 
Tufts, and is undoubtedly thr youngest collegian in the 
United States. He was prepared to enter Harvard but was 
barred on account of his youth. Accounts of this prodigy 
say that he knew his alphabet when eighteen months old, be- 
gan to read at three years, was reading Darwin and Huxley 
at eight, was graduated from Ayer High school last June, 
and that he intends to make the study of philosophy his 

Syracuse had 2776 students last year. Four or five new 
buildings and a stadium are about completed. The stadium 
will have a seating capacity of 15,000 and accommodate 
20,000 (about two-thirds of the capacity of the Harvard sta- 


diura). It cost %%i^,tiOo, which was siven by J. I). Archi- 
bold, president of the board of trustees of the university, one 
of three original trustees of the Standard Oil Co., anil one of 
the vice presidents of that company, t.'hancellor J. A. Day's 
recent arraignment of I'resident Roosevelt, calling the latter's 
anti-trust methods "anarchy in the White House," has brought 
out a new song which is sung by Syracuse students. The 
chorus, quoted from the New Vork Sim, runs: 

We have a Slandard Oil pipe running up lo lohn ("reuse Hall, 

And Ihe giLiher in Ihe slndium wiU lie OuH-mg full next fall. 

We nee<l the mone) , Mr. .\rchil>old. 

We need il righl away; 

It's Ihe liieKcsl ad, we've tiad 

Since the bulldoE went away. 

The reference to the bulldog brinjts up (he famous edict of 
Chancellor Hay to the effect thai any student owning a bull- 
dog would be expelled from the university. 


This is an outing of the Chariton (.'ountv, Missouri, *A0s. 
Their headquarters are at Kejtesville. Reading from left to 
right, they are: J. C. Miller. U'cslminsler: R. W. Uenecke, 
Washington; Charles F. Lamkin, iy,stmi»s/,-r, president of 


Zeta province, and H. P. Mitchell, Westminster, The dog, 
"Hannibal" is said to be worthy of being P. G. C. among 
dogs belonging to Phis. 

•R- * » * 

The editor, in August, spent one day with some of our new 
brothers of Ontario Alpha and visited their handsome house. 
Although it was in vacation, he enjoyed seeing the University 
of Toronto and spending some time with Bros. Graham, 
Cooke and Shepherd. During the following two days he was 
the guest of Quebec Alpha at their commodius new house 
near the university. Bro. L. C. Lauchland, who was dele- 
gate to the New York convention, was near by at the Royal 
Victoria Hospital, and Bro. John A. McDonald, who has just 
gone to China, happened to be in the city. With these and 
several of the active chapter he had a most enjoyable time, 
and he has since cherished an even greater impression of 
the strength and loyalty of our Canadian brothers. He is 
grateful for their fine courtesy and hospitality. 

The editor would be pleased to receive samples of post- 
cards which show ^ A chapter houses. How many of such 
cards can be obtained in college towns? We have many chap- 
ter houses that are worthy of being thus shown, and it would 
be a good thing to have the cards prepared and sent to alumni 
and sister chapters. 

Bro. Carl D. Sheppard, who is a Washington journalist, 
has sent the following '^barkers:" 

For information about anything **touchin' on" and apper- 
taining to the Washington convention, before you go to W^ash- 
ington or after you arrive, call on Bro. J. R. Hitt, Jr., chair- 
man of the information committee. If he can't help you out 
apply to Major Richard Sylvester, superintendent of police, 
or his first representative. 

Bro. Claude N. Bennett is chairman of the reception com- 
mittee. His duties are to meet all trains and steer incoming 
delegates to a safe haven. No permission will be necessary 
to leave quarters. Delegates should be careful to avoid being 
mistaken for senators and representatives, who will be return- 
ing during Thanksgiving week for the opening of Congress. 
Important matters will be up, and no one wants to be brought 
under suspicion the first thing. 


< t 

Bro. George M. Rommel, Animal husbandman," has 
charge of all arrangements for the convention on behalf of 
the Washington alumni club. To be consistent with his title, 
he has just becom^ a married man. He is a scientist of high 
standing in the department of agriculture and a jim dandy 

^h ^h ^h 'r 

The August Phi Delta Theta Ncivs^ of Philadelphia, an- 
nounced a gift of $300 by the father of Bro. Takaki, and an 
appeal for $300 more, to construct a cement pavement about 
the home of Pennsylvania Zeta. It announced that the ad- 
ditional $300 would be raised by the middle of August, and 
that Andrew Carnegie had consented that if this sum were 
raised he would walk upon the new pavement when he should 
next visit Philadelphia. 

* * * * 

An interesting feature of The Scroll would be some good 
short stories of college or fraternity life. * A has plenty 
of talent in this line and we are sure that if some of our 
brothers would turn their attention to this kind of short story 
writing, the result would be very fine. We have no $5,000 
to offer as a prize, but we can confidently appeal to our am- 
bitious literary brothers to send in such contributions. 

» * » * 

On July 31, 1906, the firm of Roehm c\: Son, jewelers, of 
Detroit, was dissolved, and the entire fraternity jewelry and 
stationery department was purchased by iMr. Edward R. 
Roehm and moved to No. 16 John R. St. Mr. Roehm has 
started with a large stock of badges on hand and in his new 
factory he has improved facilities for conducting the business. 
He will no doubt succeed to the large popularity which the 
old firm enjoyed among members of ^ A 0. 

* « * * 

The editor has received one of the beautiful souvenirs of 
the commencement banquet of Pennsylvania Delta at its chap- 
ter house on June 20. It is bound in ooze leather and is 
finely illustrated. The title page contains a picture of the 
chapter house and then follow the menu, toast list, lists of 
active members of the chapter and charter members and two 
pages for autographs. The banquet must have been a great 
success. Announcement was made that an offer had been 
made by an anonymous friend to contribute $500 toward the 


cost of installing a new heating sj'stem. To this sum Hro. 
R. R. Ross at once added Sioo. An appeal was made tu the 
alumni and the remainder of the necessary Si, 37s was raised. 
Thus the chapter house is now equipped with a fine new hot 
water heating system. The co/.iness, the appearance and the 
value of the house have been very much enhanced through 
the generous devotion of the aiumni and friends of the chapter. 

The report of the committee to formulate amendments to 
the constitution and code, which appeared in ihe September 
Palladiutn, should be carefully studied by every Hhi. The 
changes in our organic law and our statutes have been due to 
the sound development of the fraternity and the improve- 
ments in administration. In the report there may be some 
suggestions that it may not be wise to adopt, although they 
all seem to iis to be desirable. At any rate, every chapter 
and alumni club should go over them very thoroughly and 
every delegate to the coming convention should be prepared 
to discuss this report and vote intelligently upon every item 
of it. 


Detroit, Mick. 





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Vol. XXXI. DECEMBER, 1906. No. 2 


On November first of this year, Ohio Zeta chapter at the 
State University at Columbus, moved into its new home, the 
first fraternity at Ohio State to have its own chapter house. 

This came as the result of a movement bejjjun in 1903, when 
an organization of alumni and under^^raduates was formed for 
the purpose of buyin^^ or building a suitable chapter home. 
To build seemed then better than to buy, having the obvious 
advantage of prov^iding a house especially adapted to frater- 
nity needs; but the difficulty of finding a suitable and availa- 
ble lot greatly retarded progress in this direction. 

The work of securing subscriptions to the chapter house 
fund was at the same time more or less vigorously prosecuted, 
and by May of this year about $6,000 in notes had been 
signed, and a moderate sum of money was on hand, repre- 
senting, for the most part, payments on notes that had al- 
ready matured. 

At this time, while a committee was still casting around for 
a good site for a fraternity house, it was suggested that ccm- 
sideration be given to the house at No. go. West Tenth Ave- 
nue, at the corner of Hunter street, one block from the cam- 
pus, and but five minutes* walk from University Hall. 

This residence, though not designed for fraternity needs, 
was of such general plan and constructicjn as seemed to make 
it a desirable property in many ways. A thorough investiga- 
tion showed it to be in good repair and apparently well adap- 
ted to the chapter's requirements, and this opinion was 
later confirmed by several members of the fraternitv who 
have had special experience in chapter house matters, includ- 
ing the president and treasurer of the general council, the 
president of Delta province, and two former presidents of the 
fraternity. Additional impetus was given by the enthusiastic 
wish of the active chapter to secure the house, and it was 
therefore decided to take steps toward securing such an op- 

Fir^i T/o9t P/^/f. 

Ohio Zkta Chaitkk IIoi-se — Onn> Staph I'mvkrsitv. 



tion as would give time for making the necessary financial ar- 

The option was given without much delay, and on what 
seemed to be fair terms; a prospectus descriptive of the prop- 
osition for acquiring the house was issued to all members of 
the chapter, and subscriptions requested of notes and espe- 
cially of cash, which with the balance on hand would be suf- 
ficient to supplement the first and second mortgaifes, which it 
was believed could be provided for. 

From the latter part of May on through the summer and 


work of ] 


money and perfe 
was carried on, a 
difficulties were from tic 
encountered, increasing 
tended the movement, until on ( tcto- 
ber 23 the papers were si^rned which 
gave the house over to the fraternity. 
Actual ownership is vested in the 
Phi Delta Theta Company, an Ohio 
corporation with capital stock of 
#10,000 — 1000 shares at Sio par 
value each, which it is intended to 
issue as payments are made to the 
chapter Iwuse funds. 

To provide money to meet pay- 
ments on the first and secon<i mort- .- , ^ 
gages as these fall due, the note plan \,^^'^ "^^^^'^ ^^^ ' 
will probably be adhered to — con- 
cerning which plan it may be wtll (o say here that it has 
seemed to form the backbone of the present undertaking, 
for it is extremely doubtful whether fund; to t 
the purchase of this house could have been 
the necessary time had it not been p')ssible 
those who had already given notes to take up some or all 
of these in advance, a suggestion which for the m(ist part 
met with a gratifying response. It has been found in this in- 
stance that if a man's interest can t)e amused to the e\tent 
that he will give notes for future payments, he will usually 
meet his obligations promptly and gladly as they mature, and 
indeed often anticipate the stipulated payments. Beginning 
with 1903 practically every member of the active chapter 
signed a series of notes amounting to Sioo. and the amount 
of notes now overdue represents less than ten per cent, of the 

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cash payments made to date. I'hese notes have been addi- 
tionally valuable as being available for collateral security for 
the second mortgage on the property, practically assurin ' the 
entire safety of this loan. 

The house will be leased to the active chapter at a rental 
sufficient to care for all lixed chari;es — interest, insurance, 
taxes, etc., and leave a working margin. The present si^e of 
the chapter, which can certainly be well maintained in future 
years, should make it easily possible to provide the necessary 
funds to meet the rental charges promplly and certainly. 

The cut of the exterior and the 

^^0^ first floor plan shown herewith will 

^^^^L \ give an idea of the general propor- 

^^^^^K# tionsand arrangement of the house, 

^^^^BQ which is of good si/e and a|>pear- 

^^^^Ef ance, well-built and commodious — 

J^HB? of pressed-brick and terra-cotia con- 

^^^J^b^^^ structions, slate roof, cement walks, 

^^^^^^^H|^^^^^^^ porch and cellar, hardwood finish, 

^^^^^^^t ^^^^^V and with parijuetrv floors downstairs. 

^^^^Mj^^^V Twelve men can be accommodated 

^^^^^^^^^^^r a moderate ex- 

^^B^^B^^^ penditure space can be provided for 

considerablv more than this number. 

1x.wkvF.Satk, -i-^^ rooms'are large and well dis- 

posed; the heating is by coal furnace 

and natural gas grates; the lighting is by natural gas. 

The building is on a lot 70 x 170 feet, part of the rear being 
occupied by a stable, of which ii may be possible and advis- 
able to make some satisfactory disposition. 

Aside from its material worth, Ohio Zeta's new home should 
be a valuable acquisition from the part it will doubtless play 
in the development and growth of the chapter, which has for 
many years looked forward to the time when it might be no 
longer subjected to the uncertainties and discomforts of liv- 
ing in a rented house. It is especially fortnnate that the 
chapter should have acquired a permanent home in a year in 
which it seems well fitted to give financial and moral support 
to its new occupancy, loosing only two men by graduation 
last June, and gaining more than this number in affiliates this 
fall, it has further strengthened its position bv initiating 
enough to bring its total to over twenty-five, which is one of 
the largest rolls in its history, if not the verv largest. This 
increase is not at the expense of the individual worth or capa- 


city of its members, but is only in keeping with the growth of 
the university, which has shown marked advance in the last 
few years, and which this year is receiving such adequate 
support from the state as will allow the providing of suitable 
accommodations for an increasingly large number of students. 

The fraternities at Ohio State have been singularly behind- 
hand in their efforts to secure their own houses — especially 
when one considers the number of smaller institutions which 
have shown much progress in this direction. It seems now, 
however, that it will not be long before Ohio State will rank 
more importantly in the fraternity-house question. Phi 
Delta Theta happily has been first; the Betas are now build- 
ing and may be in their house by the winter term, and it is 
reported that Phi (iamma Delta has acquired a lot and will 
soon build. 

Columbus is the centre of Ohio — geographically, at least — 
some say in other ways, too. It is true that some roads in 
Ohio do not touch Columbus, but most of them do — and 
probably most Phis at some time or other reach the capital. 
If the latch-string is not out at Ohio /eta's home, it will be 
because it is intended that the door shall always stand wide 
open, ready to welcome Phis. C'harles F. Dowd. 


In view of the invitation extended by the Pittsburgh alumni 
club to the fraternity to select Pittsburgh as its meeting place 
for the convention of iqo8, some facts about this * 'greatest 
hive of human industry on the face of the earth/' to tjuote 
one of its congressional representatives, as well as a brief his- 
tory of * A in the Smoky C'ity, may be cited with propriety 
at this time. 

Pittsburgh is the center of greatest population in the United 
States, outside of New York and Philadelphia. Within a 
radius of sixty miles around Pittsburg reside 1,808,964 peo- 
ple, a greater population than Chicago in a similar radius. 
The capital, surplus and deposits of its banks exceed the com- 
bined banking capital, surplus and deposits of nine states. 

Pittsburgh produces fortv-seven per cent of all the steel 
made in the United States; fifty-six per cent of all steel rails 
made in the United States; seventy-five per cent of all plate 
glass; twenty-seven per cent of all pig iron; forty per cent 
of all window glass; fifty per cent of all table glass ware; fifty 
per cent of all harness leather; twenty- five per cent of all 


bituminous coal min^d in the United States; thirty-three per 
cent of all paper sacks; seventy-five per cent of all wrought 
iron and steel pipes; twenty per cent of all clothing made in 
the United States; and twenty-five per cent of all nails and 
spikes. It has 2,883 n^iUs and manufacturing establishments 
with a capital of over $300,000,000; value of annual products, 
$344,525,875; payingoutinwages over $300, 006, 000 annually. 
It has sixty-two blast furnaces and rolling mills, employing 
122,000 workers. Also there are three hundred and fifty 
miles of electric street railway with a combined capital of 

Pittsburgh stands sixth among the cities of the United 
States in comparative volume of bank exchanges. Its coke 
district produces sixty-five per cent of the entire output of 
coke in the United States; its oil district produces sixty per 
cent of the entire output of oil in the United States; it has 
a greater railroad and river tonnage than any other city in the 
world, its railway tonnage being three times that of New York 
or Chicago, twice that of London and four times that of 
Paris. Two hundred and eighty passenger trains enter and de- 
part daily; 6,000 loaded railroad cars enter and depart daily 
from Pittsburgh, including the Connellsville coke region, over 
2,000,000 railroad cars are loaded annually. The trade of a 
single firm in iron ore, limestone, fuel and finished product 
amounts to a greater tonnage than the combined cotton pro- 
duct of the southern states, the combined rail and river ton- 
nage being one-half as large as the combined commerce of 
the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. 

At Pittsburgh are located the world's largest Bessemer steel 
plant, largest crucible steel plant, largest plate glass plant, 
largest chimney glass plant, largest table glass plant, largest 
air brake plant, largest steel rail plant, largest pickle works, 
largest cork works, largest tube and pipe works, largest steel 
car works, and the largest coffee roasting establishment in the 

Pittsburgh has the finest court house in the United States, 
splendid business blocks, miles of costly residences and mag- 
nificent public parks. Its educational and art institutions 
take high rank, the most recent addition to the former being 
the Carnegie Technical Schools, now in their first year of 
existence. Pittsburgh has probably given more and greater 
men to scientific research than any other city of its size in the 
country. Its astronomical observatory is famous the world 
over. Its wealth has bloomed out into libraries and art gal- 


leries and music. Its art exhibits draw the best critics of 
New York and attract some of the finest drawings of the easels 
of Europe. 

Such is the attainment and rank of Pittsburgh todav, and 
its present development is only the bud of its future great- 
ness. The twentieth century will see her one of the greatest 
cities of the world. Paul was proud of the fact that he was 
a citizen of no mean city, and we of Pittsburgh may be par- 
doned if we occasionally overcome our modesty and show a 
touch of the same pride. 

Small wonder it is, then, that Pittsburgh's alumni club 
should be composed of over three hundred Phis, who are 
found high in rank in all professions and in all business en- 
terprises. By actual count, forty-four chapters are repre- 
sented. The club was organized January 17th, 1887, and 
the leading spirits at that time were William T. Tredway, 
Esq., R. B. Scandrett, Es<i., and Joseph A. Langfitt, all of 
Pennsylvania Gamma. In the twenty years of the club's exist- 
ence its members have always evinced an unswerving loyalty 
to the fraternity, and the attendance at the Alumni Day ban- 
quets has been uniformly large and enthusiastic. In recent 
years the club, enlarged in membership, and with young and 
enthusiastic Phis at its head, has displayed remarkable activity 
and has succeeded in getting interested in the welfare of the 
fraternity in general, more alumni than at any other period 
of its history. Chief among the means employed have been 
the luncheons held on Friday of each week at the Hotel 
Henry; frequent smokers under the auspices of the club, and 
complimentary dinners given in honor of distinguished and 
visiting members of the fraternity. Many individual mem- 
bers take pleasure from time to time in entertaining the en- 
tire membership of the local club at dinner, so far as they are 
able to attend. Besides, dances and other social functions 
given under fraternity auspices, tend to further enliven the 
local organization. The officers at the present time are: M. 
Hoke Gottschall, Dickinson, '00, president; P. B. Straub, 
Lehigh^ '98, treasurer; and Robert W. Lindsay, IVas/iinji^ton 
and Jefferson, '02, reporter. 

By way of demonstrating the standing of the members of 
the Pittsburgh alumni club, attention may be directed to the 
position which <l> A occupies in having three candidates for 
important public offices at the November election this year, 
a record which we believe is unparalleled with any other fra- 
ternity here or with any alumni club of ^ A 0. 


Brother W. H. Seward Thomson, a charter member of Penn- 
sylvania Gamma, 1878, appears as a candidate for district 
attorney of Allegheny county on the Democratic, Lincoln and 
Citizen party tickets. Brother Thomson has long enjoyed a 
large and lucrative law practice and has also found time to 
devote to literary pursuits. His strong personal character, 
his recognized ability and his admittedly high standards of 
life and conduct have drawn to his support men without re- 
gard to party lines and at this stage of his canvass it would 
seem as if his election was assured. 

Brother Joseph A. Langfitt, another charter member of 
Pennsylvania Ciamma, 1880, was nominated without opposi- 
tion as the Republican candidate for state senator in the for- 
ty-fourth senatorial district. Probably no other member of 
the local club has so many wide and diverse interests as 
Brother Lang'fitt. A successful lawyer, he is connected with 
many important business enterprises, is a member of the lead- 
ing clubs of Pittsburgh and a director in many local banks 
and trust companies. He is a ready debater, an eloquent 
campaign orator, and much sought after as an after-dinner 
speaker. Brother Langfitt has held high offices in fraternal 
and beneficial organizations, among them being supreme re- 
gent of the Royal Arcanum and president of the National 
Fraternal Congress. 

Among the younger members of our club is Brother Will- 
iam H. Pratt, Allegheny^ ^96, who has been honored by the 
Republicans of the eighth legislative district with the nomi- 
nation for the general assembly. While admitted to the bar 
of Allegheny county only in March, 1901, Brother Pratt has 
already built up a practice equal to that enjoyed by many at- 
torneys who have spent a lifetime in their profession. An 
indefatigable worker, brilliant in intellect and with a charac- 
ter beyond reproach. Brother Pratt bids fair to be a power 
in the future of Pittsburgh. If the loyalty of the alumni club 
to the candidac}' of these brothers will avail, their election is 
already determined. 

No account, howsoever brief, of the doings of the Pitts- 
burgh alumni club, would be complete without reference to 
the one man above all others, to whom we owe existence — 
Brother William T. Tredway, Washington and Jefftrson^ '86. 
The same loyalty to the fraternity which he displayed in help- 
ing organize the local club in 1887, has characterized his re- 
lations to the fraternity ever since, and it is noteworthy that 
no event of consequence to the local organization has oc- 


curred with which Brother Tredway was not intimately con- 
nected. Present at every annual banquet and social gather- 
ing, he is a liberal contributor to the local club, and has al- 
ways shown the same devotion to the interests of the frater- 
nity at large. Brother Tredway, while enjoying an extensive 
practice in his profession at law, has devoted himself largely 
to the organization of corporations, and is a stockholder, di- 
rector and attorney for numerous banks and trust companies 
in and about Pittsburgh. He is also the author of **The Law 
of Bank and Trust Companies in Pennsylvania," the first work 
of the kind published, and which has attained wide circula- 
tion. He is a member of the I. O. (). F., R. A., W. O. W., 
Knights of the Maccabees and most of the bodies of the Ma- 
sonic fraternity, being a shriner of Syria Temple. He is also 
active in both county and state politics, and his name is fre- 
quently brought forward as a Republican candidate for judge 
in the Allegheny county courts. In 1902, Brother Tredway 
was a delegate from the local club to the New York conven- 
tion of <l> A 0, and this year he is our representative at the 
Washington convention. 

Robert W. Lindsay, \V. 6^ /., '02. 


The ownership of a chapter house has ceased to be a lux- 
ury and has now become an absolute necessity. The chapter 
that is without a house of its own is at a distinct disadvant- 
age in competition with chapters of other fraternities which 
have houses. 

The ownership of a house adds such an element of stability 
to both the chapter itself and the fraternity as a whole that 
the houseless chapters must be brought to a realization of the 
fact that they are neglecting their duty to both themselves 
and their fraternity. The time may come when the vital im- 
portance of this fact will force the fraternity to consider the 
advisability of withdrawing the charters of chapters that have 
shown such a lack of enterprise as to fail to provide them- 
selves with a proper *'home." 

The writer has never heard a good excuse for not owning a 
house, except in the few instances where the faculties prohib- 
it it. Chapters, the members of which assured him eight or 
ten years ago that it would be impracticable to put through a 
plan for acquiring a house, are now the proud owners of 


beautiful houses. The growth and prosperity of the chapters 
that now own their houses are the best arguments in favor of 
chapter house ownership. 

The plans for financing the acquisition of houses vary, de- 
pending on local conditions. This article is written for the 
purpose of outlining the several methods, which have been 
most frequently used, and which may be classified as follows: 

I — Gifts (either of cash or notes). 

II— Stock. 

Ill — Stock and bonds. 

IV — Stock, bonds and mortgage. 

V — Bonds and mortgage. 

VI — Mortgage. 

VII — Building association. 

I — Gifts. 

This plan for raising the amount necessary to build a house 
is the most difficult, and is apt to be the most tedious. It is, 
however, the most satisfactory in that the chapter is relieved 
of all future obligations, except to keep the house in repair. 

There are cases where the money must be raised in this 
way, as, for instance, when the chapter does not own the land 
on which it builds, but gets permission from the faculty to 
build on the college campus. It is advisable, wherever pos- 
sible, to avoid doing this, owing to the restrictions which 
college authorities are apt to impose, and because of the un- 
certainties which non-ownership of the land involves. 

There are occasional instances where the faculty makes it 
easy for a chapter to acquire a house. At Lafayette College 
the trustees have agreed when a chapter has raised, in cash 
and approved subscriptions, one half the cost of the pro- 
posed house, to assign it a lot on the campus, at a nominal 
rental, and loan at interest the other half of the cost. 

If the plan of raising the money by gifts is adopted, the 
best method is to get subscriptions of cash from alumni and 
active members so far as possible, and get a series of notes, 
payable over a term of years, from those who are not in posi- 
tion to contribute cash. These notes should be made out on 
the regular blanks for promissory notes (which may be pro- 
cured at any stationers) and a separate note made for each 
payment. For instance, one note payable one year from date, 
another two years from date, etc. 

Every chapter that is without a house should begin now 
and get each active member to sign such a series of notes. 


Future initiates should be required to sign a series of notes 
either at the time of initiation or prior to graduation. It is 
always easier to get obligations of this kind from members 
while they are active in chapter work than after they have 

It is well for chapters to have a fund collected in this way 
even if a different plan for financing a home should after- 
ward be adopted. 

II — Stock. 

The formation of a joint stock company' differs from the 
gift plan principally in the fact that subscribers are given cer- 
tificates of stock to the amount of their subscriptions. This 
has the effect of giving them a partnership interest in the 
property, and consequently control of it, through the election 
of officers and directors. 

This giving of something of value in return for subscrip- 
tions makes it possible to raise more than through outright 
gifts. Many a man will subscribe to a thousand dollars 
worth of stocks or bonds when he would not give over one 
hundred dollars outright. This applies also to all the plans 
which provide for the issuance of bonds as herein outlined. 

The incorporation of a stock company should be placed in 
the hands of a lawyer, so that all the steps taken shall be in 
conformity with the laws of the state in which the company 
is chartered. 

The stock may be all of one class, or of two classes, com- 
mon and preferred. In the latter case the preferred stock 
may be so issued that it will be rendered more valuable> for 
instance, by being entitled to a regular stated dividend, say 
six per cent, and by being given preference over the common 
in the distribution of assets in case of liijuidation. 

The privilege of voting and holding office need not neces- 
sarily be given to holders of preferred stock. It can thus be 
made available as security for subscriptions fromnon members. 

Ill — Stock and Bonds. 

Where it is desirable to have two classes of subscribers, one 
getting greater security than the other, a corporation having 
both stock and bonds may be formed. 

The stockholders will then be in the position of owners of 
the property subject to the claims of the bondholders. The 
bond holders are entitled to their interest before anv divi- 


dends can be paid on the stock, and in case of dissolution of 
the corporation, or inability to meet the interest payments, 
the bondholders would have to be paid in full out of the pro- 
ceeds of the sale of the property, before the stockholders 
would be entitled to anything. 

This plan is desirable in cases where friends of the chapter 
(who are not members of the fraternity) or older alumni are 
willing to loan money to the chapter by purchasing bonds, 
but are unwilling to subscribe to stock. 

IV — Stock, Bonds and Mortgage. 

This plan is similar to the last two ones, except that it in- 
cludes a third class of obligation, a mortgage. 

It is often possible and desirable to borrow a portion of the 
cost of the property from an outsider who loans entirely on 
the value of the property. An individual, bank or trust com- 
pany may make such a loan, and, in most localities, is usually 
willing to loan about sixty per cent, of a fair valuation of the 
property. As security he will require a first mortgage running 
for a stated term of years, and bearing a fixed rate of interest, 
say five or six per cent. 

A suitable property may frequently be bought ready built, 
and subject to such a mortgage. Where the chapter desires 
to secure a lot and build a house it may also use this plan to 

If, for instance, the lot will cost $2,000 and the house 
;J8,ooo, an institution or individual investor can probably be 
found who will agree to loan $6,000 on the property, advanc- 
ing the money in installments as the building of the house pro- 
gresses. The balance of $4,000 may be raised by issuing 
bonds, secured by a second mortgage, and stock. 

The bonds and stocks may be sold to the members and 
alumni, the bonds bearing a fixed rate of interest, but without 
voting power, and the stock representing the equity in the 
property and voting control. 

Sufficient stock and bonds would have to be sold to pay for 
the lot before an investor would agree to take the mortgage, 
and the entire amount necessary should be pledged, and, if 
possible, paid in before the contract for building is entered 

V — Bonds and Mortgage. 

This plan is the same as the fourth, except that the organ- 
ization is formed without any stock. 


In many instances it is better to form a club" as distin- 
guished from a **stock company" or **corpo ration." State 
laws are often more strict regarding stock companies than 
clubs or fraternal organizations, in some cases imposing bur- 
densome requirements, including taxes, on them. Almost 
always it will be found best to organize a club rather than a 
joint stock company. 

The club should be regularly chartered under the laws of 
the state. It may then take title to real estate and execute 
the mortgage and issue bonds exactly as in the above plan. 

VI — Mortgage. 

Where the chapter has sufficient cash to pay the difference 
between the cost of the property and the amount that can be 
borrowed on mortgage, it need issue only the one obligation. 

In cases of this kind it will be found advisable to have the 
mortgage drawn so that it may be reduced in amount, at the 
chapter's option, at the end of any interest period. A fund 
should then be set aside out of the income of the chapter 
(from dues, room rent, etc.), so that the mortgage may be 
gradually paid off; for, of all desirable conditions, the owner- 
ship of a house free of debt is the ideal one. 

VII — Building Association. 

By joining a building association a chapter can usually bor- 
row a greater percentage of the cost of a house than can be 
obtained from other investors. The disadvantages of this 
plan are that the payments must be made monthly covering 
both interest and a portion of the principal, and that the fail- 
ure of the building association may seriously embarass the 

The monthly payments on account of the principal reduce 
the mortgage until, at the maturity of the building associa- 
tion stock, which usually takes ten or twelve years, the mort- 
gage is cancelled. Nevertheless this plan should not be 
adopted when any other method can be successfully financed. 

General Precautions. 

Under the laws of the fraternity, chapters are not per- 
mitted to incorporate under the exact chapter title. They 
may, however, adopt such a title as, **The Miami Chapter 
House Association." 

Alumni club titles may be used and, where possible, they 


are preferable, for instance, The Phi Delta Theta Club of 

All legal matters appertaining to incorporation, execution of 
mortgages, building contracts, etc., should be put in charge 
of a competent lawyer. 

Where possible the chapter house organization, whether 
club or stock company, should be under the control of alumni 
who have had business experience; the active chapter assum- 
ing the general management of the house, and paying rent to 
the association. 

Do not depend on an architect's estimate of the probable 
cost of a house. Get the estimate of a reliable builder. 
Make sure that the contract with the builder includes all so 
called extras such as gas fixtures, grading, sodding, paving, 
paper hanging, etc., or provide a sufficient fund to pay for 

Do not let the contract and commence work until positive- 
ly assured that the necessary amount is subscribed and rea- 
sonably sure to be paid up as called for. Overzealous mem- 
bers are apt to force a chapter into embarrassing situations 
by rushing ahead regardless of consequences. 

Be sure that the house planned is not beyond the resources 
of the chapter. Better have a $5,000 house that can be prop- 
erly maintained after it is built, than a $10,000 house that 
will prove a constant drag on the resources of the chap- 
ter, and necessitate taking in undesirable members in order 
to swell the income or precipitate failure through raising the 
dues beyond the financial ability of the average student in your 

Submit your plans to the chapter house commission for 
suggestions and approval before finally adopting them. 


The unanimous election of Judge Henry A. Melvin, Cali- 
fornia, '89, as grand exalted ruler of the Benevolent and Pro- 
tective Order of Elks, on July 17, at Denver, brings strikingly 
before the country a staunch and loyal ^ A 0, as well as a 
distinguished citizen of California. Judge Melvin \vas a 
charter member of California Alpha at its reorganization in 
1886, and was a delegate to the national convention in 1889 
at Bloomington, Illinois, where he made a great reputation 
as a good story teller. He has always shown an active and 


devoted interest in the welfare of * A and is counted as 
one of the most distinguished alumni on the Pacific Coast. 

It is said that Judge Melvin, perhaps more than any other 
of the younger men in California public life, unites in himself 
the general reputation of Californians for many-sided ability 
and unfailing good nature. In consequence, there are few in 
the Golden State who can be found with a larger popularity 
than he enjoys. He is a native of Springfield, Illinois, where 
he was born on September 28, 1865, being the son of Dr. 
Samuel Houston Melvin, a physician of wide reputation 
throughout central Illinois. His mother was Amanda Slem- 
mons. Early in the seventies the family moved to California 
and finally located at Oakland. The son was graduated from 
the Franklin Grammar School in i88t and from the Oakland 
High School in 1885. The impulse to be independent, always 
strong with him, led him to engage in business for a year 
before entering the University of California. In that great 
institution he early attracted the attention of his college mates 
and the professors of the universities by his ability and apti- 
tude as a scholar. A member of a very notable class that 
produced Prof. Charles M. Bakewell, soon to become distin- 
guished in metaphysics; Lincoln Hutchison, early to win hon- 
ors in the science of political economy; i^rof. W. L. Jepsen, 
who quickly showed eminence as a botanist; Dr. Herbert C. 
Moffit, who readily became a leading physician of San Fran- 
cisco; Prof. Charles A. Noble, who won laurels in mathema- 
tics; Lincoln Steffens, the student of political and social 
conditions and relentless critic of corruption; and Thomas B. 
Sullivan, the gifted journalist — Judge Melvin at once won 
recognition as a leader of them all. He was in every sense 
an active member of California Alpha and contributed much 
to the high-tone and prosperity of the chapter. He was edi- 
tor of the college annual and easily took full college honors 
in his class. During his student days he cultivated thoroughly 
the wonderful voice with which he has often captivated those 
who heard him and was frequently heard at entertainments in 
behalf of charity. 

After graduation from the university, Judge Melvin entered 
the Hastings Colle^re of Law, of San Francisco, and was grad- 
uated in 1892. He accepted an appointment as clerk of the 
senate committee on county and township governments of the 
California legislature and served during the session of 1891. 
In March of that year he was appointed justice of the peace 
of Brooklyn township of Alameda county, which position he 


resigned in March, 1893, to accept the position of assistant 
district attorney of the county. In quick succession he was 
appointed prosecuting attorney, chief deputy district attorney 
of Alameda county, and finally in 1900 deputy attorney gen- 
eral of the state of California. All his briefs on appeal to the 
supreme court of the state, while in the office of attorney gen- 
eral, are marked by clearness, accuracy and profound learn- 
ing in the law. 

In 1901 the legislature added a fifth judge to the superior 
court of the county. The governor, with the unanimous ap- 
proval of the bench and bar, as well as the laity of the coun- 
ty, appointed Judge Melvin to this position on the bench. At 
the next general election, November, 1902, he was elected to 
succeed himself, receiving the largest vote ever given a can- 
didate for superior judge of Alameda county. His career on 
the bench has been characterized by a broad grasp of the 
principles of law and equity and a fine power of clear state- 
ment in his opinions, as well as firmness and dignity in his 
conduct. His high reputation as a jurist is not confined to 
his own county, but extends throughout the state and higher 
judicial honors for him are confidently foretold. In addition 
he is the professor of medical jurisprudence in the Oakland 
medical college, is a member of many clubs and was recently 
elected to the Golden Bear, a senior society at the University 
of California, into which one or two alumni are invited each 
year. In 1893 Judge Melvin married Miss Morse, a niece 
of Governor Pennoyer of Oregon. Their son Bradford, now 
twelve years old, is a young man of the brightest promise. 

Through many years Judge Melvin added to the labors of 
the student and the lawyer the work of the journalist. Many 
tales are told of his brilliant **scoops" and cleverness in what 
newspaper men call a * 'story." His work as a journalist was 
always marked by clearness and purity as a writer of good 
strong English. At times he has turned his pen to writing 
songs, and one of the successes of the university song book 
is of his composition. 

Judge Melvin is a brother of Charles Stuart Melvin, La- 
fayette^ '82, who assisted in the ceremony of his initiation in 
1886, and he is a cousin of Mark Mason, Knox, of Chicago. 
^ A takes a sincere pride in the many achievements of her 
distinguished son and especially in his unanimous elevation 
to the headship of one of the most popular fraternal orders in 
the world. 



CoLLKCTKu Asn Kdited bv Walter B. Palmer. 
Continued from The Scroll, December, io»4- 

Brother Wakefield, of the new Illinois Epsilon, writes me 
that they will have ten or twelve men to begin with in Sep- 
tember; he will be in law. Bro. J. E. Coffin enters- the Uni- 
versity of Kansas this fall and will organize the Kansas Alpha. 
He is from the Earlham branch of the Indiana Delta. George 
Banta, Franklin, Ind., to C. B. Gaskill, Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 
24, 1878. 

We have initiated four or five this session, and they are the 
pick of the crowd. The other fraternities are weak. X * 
has six, K 2 six, A T O five, while * A has eleven. G. M. 
Bulla, Trinity College, N. C, to W. B. Palmer, Nashvilfe, 
Tenn., Sept. 27, 1878. 

After vacation I returned and found that Bro. Lake (who 
had remaned in camp) together with Bro. Chalkley, of Vir- 
ginia Delta, had gotten two excellent men. We have since 
gotten five more. We have done better than any other fra- 
ternity here and have not stopped working yet. I think we 
will have the most powerful fraternity in the institute next 
year. K 2 K and 2 X are pretty cool towards us, on account 
of our having beaten them on several men. The Betas are 
very friendly. The K As have gotten one very good man. This 
A T O chapter here is their national grand. In 1869 the 2 Ns 
established themselves under the name of **Whitefeet, " in 
opposition to the A T Os or **Blackfeet." At first they were 
only a number of fellows who bound themselves to oppose 
the **Blackfeet;*' then they cut badges out of tin merely for 
fun, and afterwards established themselves as a fraternity. I 
saw Brothers Cone and Scott last summer and received from 
them a great deal of information about fraternity work. 
Brother Keitt is now a sub professor here. Whenever we 
wish a private talk among ourselves, uninterrupted b\^ intru- 
ders, we go to his room, and fastening the door, none are 
admitted unless they give the Phi raps. We are trying to 
establish a chapter at Washington and Lee University. J. B. 
Beverley, Lexington, Va., to W. B. Palmer, Nashville, Tenn., 
Oct. 7, 1878. 

I am afraid that our man at Tuscaloosa cannot do much 
better than he has. The required pledge is so skillfully and 
shrewdly written that he could not organize a chapter with- 


out flagrant breach of honor and truth, which, of course, is 
not to be thought of. I studied it for a day or two in order 
to find some way of getting around it, but could not. I want 
you to correspond with my pet chapter; I call it so because 
no one else had a hand in it but myself, and I had no 
encouragement whatever. Address Cadet Alva Fitzpatrick, 
Auburn, Ala. I consider him as smart a bov as I ever met, 
and want you to wiite to him and judge of his calibre. T. M. 
Hobbs, Helena, Ala., to W. B. Palmer, Nashville, Tenn., 
Nov. 10, 1878. • 

Your communication of 28th inst. at hand. As you may 
suppose, I know but little concerning the designs and work- 
ings of secret fraternities. There is a popular opinion that 
they tend to excite party spirit in the literary societies. Unless 
I am assured that such is not the case with <l> A 0, I could not 
be a member of it. Hut if you can give me sufficient reasons 
to believe that the organization of the chapter you contem- 
plate will be beneficial to myself and those whom I may suc- 
ceed in influencing to co-operate with me, I will gladly accede 
to your proposal. Please write me all concerning your fra- 
ternity which your restrictions of secrecy will permit. As 
you intimated, the majority of the best material has already 
been taken, but not all. If we should come to a conclusion, 
I think probably I could succeed in organizing a small chap- 
ter. What is the minimum of membership necessary? Until 
I hear from you again, I will keep silent on the subject. T. I. 
Rogers, Wofford College, to \V. H. Palmer, Nashville, Tenn., 
Nov. 30, 1878. 

V^our letter is at hand, also copy of Thk ScRoi.r.. Your 
answers to my questions are satisfactory. I have spoken on 
the subject to only two other students, and both favor the 
plan, provided further intelligence be as satisfactory as what 
you have given. I think we can without difficulty open with 
half a dozen stalwart fellows. There are three fraternities 
here now, X 4^, X * and K A. T. I. Rogers, Wofford Col- 
lege, to W. B. Palmer, Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 7, 1878. 

All that I can say is that we are flourishing, after having 
thrown off the yoke of faculty opi)ression. We have elected 
both anniversarians this year, and will have a lion's share of 
the honors. Our most bitter opponents are the 2t A E's, but 
we have triumphed over them and all others combined. I am 
glad to learn that there is a hope for us to establish a chap- 
ter at Wofford College. I shall call a meeting of our chapter 


for tomorrow night, and you can rest assured that we will 
take the necessary steps. You know well that we have just 
started a new life and have been to great expense recently, 
but nevertheless we will do all in our power. T. C. DuPont, 
University of Georgia, to W. B. Palmer, Nashville, Tenn., 
Dec. 13, 1878. 

We will send a man from here to Wofford, so you need not 
give yourself any uneasiness about the matter. T. C. DuPont, 
University of (Georgia, to W. B. Palmer, Dec. 28, 1878. 


We are only three strong. I am confident, however, that 
we can get several others soon after we are organized. T. I. 
Rogers, Wofford College, to W. B. Palmer, Nashville, Tenn,, 
Jan. 4, 1879. 

We are doing finely since the new year began. We moved 
into our new hall last Saturday and are furnishing it. We 
initiated B. M. Bodie a few nights ago, and W. S. Tyson to- 
night. One of the new students here who formerly went to 
Wofford, says he is very well acquainted with T. I. Rogers 
and says he is a good fellow and very smart. G. M. Bulla, 
Trinity College, N. C, to W. B. Palmer, Nashville, Tenn., 
Jan. 7, 1879. 

Our chapter is progressing finely. We have twelve men 
this session and one or two more under discussion. C. D. 
Butler, University of Mississippi, to Walter B. Palmer, Nash- 
ville, Tenn., Jan. 15, 1879. 

Mr. DuPont came up on last Friday, but arrived late at 
night; consequently we deferred the initiation until Saturday 
morning. On Saturday morning, however, he initiated three 
of us — W. D. Simpson, Robt. C. Rembert and myself — into 
the fraternal bond of 4> A 0. The ceremony, of course as you 
said it would be, was very informal, but he made us under- 
stand it pretty well, and gave us an impetus by which I hope, 
the fates being propitious, soon to have a thriving chapter of 
^ A at Wofford. We have not procured a hall yet, and as 
DuPont advised us, we will not rent one until we get more 
members. We will, however, manage to get some place to 
meet on each alternate Saturday night. With few exceptions 
and alterations, I think we will adopt the by-laws you pro- 
pose. Give me all the instructions you can. I feel full of 
something or other now that makes me wish to write you a 
letter of a dozen pages, but there is no use unless I could 


make it interesting. T. I. Rogers, Wofiford College, to W. 
B. Palmer, Nashville Tenn., Jan. 19, 1879. 

We are not growing in numbers as fast as I expect you 
would like to hear; we have not taken in any new men, and 
are yet only three, but we will take in two tomorrow night — 
F. S. Mouzon and F. R. Pegues — two excellent students, one 
in the freshman class, the other in the introductory. We have 
not tried to get but one other, and he says he does not wish 
to join any fraternity this year. There are two or three others 
we propose trying soon, and we think we may number eight or 
ten by June. There are a good many who could be gotten by 
any fraternity, but we would rather remain weak for a while 
than take them. T. I. Rogers, Wofford College, to W. B. 
Palmer, Nashville, Tenn., March 14, 1879. 

Alabama Beta is in a very healthy condition, having fifteen 
members. Should it ever be allowed to throw off its sub rosa 
character, it will be a bright Jewell in <l> A 0's crown. T. M. 
Hobbs, Athens, Ala., March 6, 1879. 

We initiated last night M. H. Major, of the introductory 
class, to enter college next October. He is among the very 
best in his class and we look for an enthusiastic Phi in him. 
My hope of final success in establishing a flourishing chapter 
is unabated. T. I. Rogers, Wofford College, to W. B. Pal- 
mer, Nashville, Tenn., April 27, 1879. 

The idea of reviving California Alpha cannot now be en- 
tertained. There could not be a more unpropitious time for 
starting or re-establishing a fraternity at the University of Cal- 
ifornia than the present. Wm. Carey Jones, Berkeley, Cal., 
to W. B. Palmer, May 29, 1879. 

About six or eight wreks ago Indiana Delta initiated Prof. 
Gilbert E. Bailey, of Franklin College, a graduate of Chicago 
and Michigan Universities. He is as enthusiastic a <I> A as 
there is in Indiana. He was in college when our Chicago 
chapter went down, and he says there is no truth in the state- 
ment that A K E and 4^ Y united to break us down. He says 
the true reason was that the best men graduated, and when 
fall came the men who were left did not know how to work 
the thing up. I visited Indiana Camma three days of last 
week and found a good chapter. They authorized Brother 
Charles Marshall to reorganize in their name the chapter at 
O. W. U. He attended (). W. U. the first part of this year, 
and knows whom to get to start again. George Banta, Brook- 
ville, Ind., to W. B. Palmer, Nashville, Tenn., June 16, 1879. 


If you have had no Scrolls since March, it will be news 
to you to hear that Pennsylvania Epsilon has been founded 
at Allegheny College, Meadville, with ten charter members — 
thanks altogether to an Ohio man. J. A. Guthrie of Ohio 
Eta is at Purdue and has initiated G. L. Spencer and applied 
for a charter and been refused by — Clarence J. Reddig, pres- 
ident of 4> A 0. Michigan Alpha is not in good fix. Ed. 
Palmer and his room mate both got down sick, so that he fell 
behind, and when he got up he had to put in all of his 
time on his books to make his graduation. He got through 
in March, and I have no word from the chapter since that 
time. The following extract from a letter from E. E. Steven- 
son, attendant member of Indiana Delta, spending his vaca- 
tion in Illinois is good news: **Yesterday (19th) I attended 
the commencement at Monmouth College, and as I was about 
ready to leave 1 was suddenly and rather secretly accosted by 
a Phi brother, who informed me that they are running a chap- 
ter sub rosa there, and have four good active members, be- 
sides their local alumni." He met all the boys and says they 
had quite a Phi jubilee. The Kentucky Alpha is fiow tem- 
porarily dead. Bro. Dudley, who has just been graduated, 
has made arrangements by which the alumni, who are very 
numerous in Danville, will straighten the chapter up in the 
fall, (ieorge Banta, Franklin, Ind., to A. (i. Foster, June 
28, 1879. 

Virginia Alpha has few good men to pick from, yet it is 
the best chapter at Roanoke. Virginia (lamma made class 
standing almost the only requisite, and consequently lost 
enthusiasm. It has a chance yet. Virginia Beta, Delta and 
Epsilon are doing nobly. Cj. \V. Cone, Riverton, Va., to 
W. B. Palmer, Nashville, Tenn., July 14, 1879. 

Mr. Banta, Mr. Cone and Mr. Reddig have all volunteered 
to read the proof of my <l> A manuscript for '*American 
(College Fraternities," but I doubt whether I could send it; it 
has to be returned so quickly, you know, and printers are 
notoriously impatient. \V. R. Baird, New York, N. V., to 
W. B. Palmer, Nashville, Tenn., July 16, 1879. 

A real practical mistake in our fraternity is our exclusive- 
ness, or a desire for having a small membership. You may 
have noticed how often chapters report five, seven or ten 
members, how they talk of "men not numbers," "quality not 
quantity," etc., which doctrine in itself is of the greatest im- 
portance, but which, nevertheless, exerts a bad influence. If 


they believe that doctrine, they get careless and think: We 
have five, seven or ten good, fine men, and are getting along 
nicely together; there are no other men in college worthy of 
us, and we don't want any more. So they never watch for 
good men, and because a man is not perfection, they do not 
want the care of training him. Some chapters thus run 
through the year with five or even less men, maybe all in the 
senior class. A man or two comes back next year, and he 
does not find a set he likes particularly; he makes no addi- 
tions, and soon the chapter is gone. This is the history of 
many of our chapters. The remedy is this: Encourage 
larger chapters, say from fifteen to twenty-five members: of 
course they must be worthy. Then should half a dozen drop 
out at the end of the year, the others will come back and the 
chapter's future is assured. Our largest chapters are our 
best ones. With the exceptions of C'ornell and California, I 
do not know of a large chapter proving a failure and their 
failure may be ascribed to other causes. Besides a large 
chapter has greater influence in college affairs and gives the 
members greater eclat. The time for small chapters is past. 
Even though our members are so superior, they cannot afford 
to be behind in numbers. Power commands respect. Other 
fraternities are very hostile and envious of us, especially here 
in Indiana. At Indiana University 1 worked for years on 
the old plan, and had a sorry time of it, as I used to write to 
you. Fortunately, my last years in college were more suc- 
cessful; we numbered more than ten, and of course com- 
manded more respect than when, as before, we numbered only 
five, six or seven. I have long believed the old doctrine fal- 
lacious. Look over our whole list of chapters and see if you 
don't think that the principle of ' men not numbers'' has 
worked us injury. If each of the members in a chapter would 
excuse a little greenness or a bit of excentricity in an other- 
wise excellent man, and work to get him in the fraternity and 
then work off his peculiarities which need correction, we 
would be much stronger than we are today. Do not suppose 
for an instant that I argue for the lowering of our standard; I 
would rather have it higher, which can be accomplished by 
faithful work. Now, for instance, had Centre College had a 
full chapter, do you suppose Kentucky Alpha would at pres- 
ent be non est? That was the trouble at Georgetown, Ohio 
Wesleyan, Indiana Asbury, University of Nebraska, etc., 
and what may happen at Roanoke, Randolph-Macon, Han- 
over, Iowa Wesleyan, etc. While we are building up new 


additions it is well to keep the old apartments in repair. All 
the boys need stirring up. The larger a chapter is the more 
enthusiastic are its members. Think about this and see if 
my logic is not true; if we discover our mistakes we can cor- 
rect them — a discussion of the matter will do much good. I 
expect I shall run down to Nashville in a week or two. I 
have determined to go to Mexico this fall. A. G. Foster, 
Evansville, Ind. , to W. B. Palmer, Nashville, Tenn., July 
30, 1879. 

I have directed a copy of the 4^ Y catalogue to go from New 
York to you by mail. Please to use it in any way you desire, 
show it to anyone who cares to examine it, and regard it with 
no more secrecy than you regard any other volume. I sought 
to make a contribution to the college literature of the world, 
and hope every college fraternity in the United States may be 
better for the stimulus it may afford. It is high time to rev- 
olutionize fraternity catalogues. I only wish I could gi^'e a 
copy to every chapter of every fraternity, but having given 
two years' time, I could not do more, especially as the 1,000 
copies cost $3,000 for publishing alone. But every copy is 
sold and every bill is paid; and,- unsolicited by me, I have 
been appointed on the United States Fish Commission as a 
result of the work done on this book. The work has involved 
long, tiresome and often discouraging labors; 1 had to fight 
all manner of troubles, but the results have paid me richly, 
and the end is not yet. If the exhortation may find an ap- 
propriate place with you, let me say, **Go thou and do like- 
wise" for 4> A 0. If I can be of any service to you by ex- 
plaining the methods employed in the compilation of the book 
I shall be glad. I am desirous of doing anything I can to 
help our colleges and college institutions. C. W. Smiley, Pro- 
vincetown, Mass., to W. B. Palmer, Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 
4» 1879. 


Sweet muse of music, come, awake, 
And in your hand the lyre take, 
Then give to rapture all the strings, 
Produce sweet melody that brings 
A thrill of joy to every heart, 
As through our souls the echoes dart. 

A special song we beg of thee, 
No grander lay than this can be. 

*Read at the annual banquet of Tennessee Beta, May ii, 1906 


*Twill be a song remembered, dear. 
To every one assembled here, 
Raise aloft Phi Delta Theta, 
The pride of our dear alma mater. 

Sing no song of low degree. 

To honor our fraternit>, 

But raise your voice in accents clear, 

So all the **frats" Ixjth far and near, 

May hear of old Phi Delta's fame 

And envy her her glorious name. 

Tell us muse, so good and true. 
If e'er another name you knew. 
If anywhere there can be found 
A name whose honor will resound 
And echo through eternity, 
Like that of our fraternity. 

1 hear response without delay. 
The cheerful muse doth loudly say, 
*'Hear ye, rejoice, I thought 'twas known. 
No name is honored like your own. 
From north to south, from east to west. 
Phi Delta's fame leads alT the rest." 

*'Bring forth a crown for every Phi, 
Place a prize before his eye, 
Extol his name in every land. 
On every shore and every strand. 
Lift high his banner in the air, 
Al)ove the rest and plant it there." 

"Merit gains for it this place. 

It has no rivals in the race. 

The badge you wear of white and i)lue, 

Everywhere brings fame to you. 

The shield you bear, the scroll, the sword. 

Respected are, and ne'er ignored." 

Thus sang the muse and then refrained. 
Although herself she scarce restrained. 
Her soul was full and bubbling o'er. 
To tell our honors more and more. 
But fearing lest too much she'd say, 
With this command she tripped away: 

**Go bid your brothers on this day, 

Whate'er they do or write or say, 

Be vigilant and cautious too. 

And never do an act they'll rue. 

Keep free from spots the blue and while. 

Honor the Phis and stand for right." 


A. A. Stone, Sewanct\ '08. 



AiK— "Maryland, My Maryland." 

Come, brothers all, and sing with me 
In praise of our fraternity! 
Our voices and our hearts must blend 
With tributes to thee without end I 
Where'er thy banners proudly wave, 
As long as honor rules the brave. 
Phi Delta Theta, we'll be true 
Forever to thy white and blue. 

Thy star, dear parent of us all, 

We humbly pray may never fall. 

But that thy rays of purity 

Reflected light from us ma\ be. 

Should e'er be wronged thy mem'ry dear. 

We'll take our stand, thou need'st not fear. 

Phi Delta Theta, we'll be true 

Forever to thy white and blue! 

When college days for us are through, 
Our pledges then we shall renew; 
The influence sent forth by thee 
Enshrined within our hearts will be; 
Long live thy name, thy sun be bright, 
For aye, defender of the right! 
Phi Delta Theta, we'll be true, 
Forever to thy white and blue! 

HowEi.L Llfavellyn Becilk, Michi'^any 'oo. 

We need not think that the action of the Leland Stanford 
(we may drop the **Jr. ") L^niversity in withdrawing? the au- 
thority of President Jordan to remove a teacher was meant as 
any affront to him; doubtless it had his approval. It seems 
to mean simply that the personal rule of Mrs. Stanford is over 
with her death: that the orderly course of control has begun, 
and that there will be no more Ross troubles. — The Inde- 

*'The Tower,'' a new novel by Mary Tappon Wright, pub- 
lished by Charles Scribner's Sons, is the story of a college 
community, introducing an autocratic business president, who 
is also a bishop, professors and their wives and daughters. 
The Ne>v York Sun says: ** Two things stand out with cruel 
vividness — the merciless trafficking in men of the business 
president, and the hopeless struggle for sustenance of the pro- 
fessor with an inadequate salary.*' 



An excellent article on financing a chapter house appeared 
in the Beta Theta Pi for last April, and our first impulse was 
to reproduce it in The Scrdi.l. Then we decided to send it 
to a member of Phi Delta Theta and request him to write an 
article on the same lines. The article which he wrote is pre- 
sented in this issue, audit deserves the close attention of chap- 
ter house building committees. It explains all the practica- 
ble plans for raising money for building chapter houses and 
discusses the relative advantages of each. We have no hesi- 
tancy in saying that it is the most important and valuable ar- 
ticle on the subject which has ever been printed in The 
Scroll. The author, with too much modesty we think, re- 
quests that his name be withheld, but we venture to say that 
he is a past president of the general council and a former 
chapter house commissioner, and that he has had long and 
extensive experience in real estate transactions and financial 
operations. He also had much to do with building one of 
our finest chapter houses. Only one who has had such ex- 
perience and given the subject careful consideration could 
possibly have written such a strong, clear, forceful and sug- 
gestive article. The financing of a chapter house project is 
a simpler proposition than is generally supposed. We are 
sure that this lucid explanation of the various financial methods 
which may be successfully employed will do much to stimu- 
late chapters which have no houses to undertake to acquire 
homes of their own. We consider ourselves very fortunate 
in being able to present this admirable article to our readers. 

Ohio Zeta and her alumni have done magnificently in pur- 
chasing the fine property described and illustrated in the lead- 
ing article in this number. In the October Scroll was an 
illustrated description of the beautiful and commodious house 
just erected by Pennsylvania Theta, a chapter only two and a 


half years old — a monument to its heroic zeal and a demon- 
stration that any chapter can acquire a house if it will fully 
determine to do it. Watch the chapter letters in these issues. 
The chapters at Williams, Sewanee, and Southwestern are now 
building homes that will rank among the very best. The 
chapters at Westminster and the Universities of Alabama, Mis- 
sissippi and Indiana are almost ready to begin. The coming 
year will also probably mark the acquisition of homes by the 
chapters at Butler, DePauw and Purdue. At least half a doz- 
en others are maturing plans for new and larger things in this 
line. In our leading editorial in the October Scroll it was 
shown that the chapter home is necessary for the fulfillment 
of the highest mission of the chapter. Phi Delta Theta can 
well rejoice in her rapid attainment of the ideal in fraternity 

Houses are now owned by twenty-nine 4> A chapters or 
chapter house associations: Dartmouth, Vermont, Williams, 
Amherst, Cornell, Columbia, Gettysburg, Allegheny, Dickin- 
son, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State, Miami, O. W. U., 
O. S. U., Case, Michigan, Wabash, Illinois, Wisconsin, Mis- 
souri, Nebraska, California, Stanford, Washington State, Van- 
derbilt, Sewanee, Kmory, Texas Southwestern. In two years 
more we hope and expect that at least half of our seventy 
chapters will be living in homes of their own. A number of 
chapters own building sites, and they and others have build- 
ing plans nearly perfected. In buying a lot for a chapter 
house we would urge that an effort be made to secure the best 
location that can be obtained in the neighborhood of the col- 
lege. It is better to postpone building for several years than 
to build on a lot which is inconveniently or undesirably located, 
or which is too small for a suitable structure. Investments of 
this kind should be made with future needs in view, and a lot 
should be selected which will always be considered satis- 
factory, and equal to any lot that any other fraternity could 
possibly obtain. It is preferable of course to have a corner 


lot. It is better to have a small house on a fine large lot than 
to have a big house on a crowded lot, for the lot can never 
be increased in size unless by chance the adjoining owner is 
disposed to sell. 

Anyone who looks over the pictures of the chapter houses 
in the history of the fraternity will be struck with their hand- 
some appearance. Some of those which were bought are not 
very attractive, but none are positively ugly. Almost with- 
out exception, every house built by a chapter is a success from 
an architectural standpoint and gives evidence of the talent 
of the architect and the good taste of the chapter. We con- 
fess a partiality for the beautiful colonial house of New Hamp- 
shire Alpha. The house of New York Delta is designed on 
colonial lines, as nearly as is possible in a building on a nar- 
row city lot. Where the institution has a distinctive style of 
architecture for the university buildings, as at Pennsylvania, 
Chicago, Stanford and Sewanee, it is well for the chapter to 
conform to that style. Hut ordinarily we think that the best 
style for chapter houses is the colonial. It has historic asso- 
ciations, and, being an adaptation of the classical it is very 
beautiful. We believe it is the most lasting style that can be 
adopted, that it will look well longer than any other style. In 
fact we doubt if it ever will lose its popularity. We are not 
sure, but we believe it is one of the most economical of styles. 
The simplicity of the colonial lines should not be spoiled by 
features that are not a part of the colonial style. For one 
thing, a pure colonial house is evenly balanced, the same on 
the right as on the left. If it has a porch or a chimney or 
any other detail on one side, it must have the same feature on 
the other, or the colonial effect will be spoiled. A competent 
architect should be secured, one who has taste, and preferably 
one who has made a specialty of designing colonial houses. 





The attendance at McGill this year shows a substantial increase. The 
figures are as follows: arts 373, science 445, medicine 363, law 26 — giv- 
ing a total of 1207 students, as against 1 175 last year. This does not 
include the conservator! um of music which has an enrollment of about 500. 

On October 6, McGill sustained a great loss in the death of Dr. James 
Stewart, professor of medicine and head physician at the Royal Victoria 

Bro. C. W. I). Duval. Pennsylvania Zeta, '03, is pathologist at the 
Montreal General Hospital, and lecturer in pathology and bacteriology at 
the university. Bro. Lauchland, '04, is gynecologist at the Royal Victoria 
Hospital this year. 

Bro. W. L. Russell, Purdue '03, was on October 17 married to Miss 
Margery Duncan of Montreal. Bro. and Mrs. Russell will reside in New 
Glasgow, N. S. 

We have initiated three good men this year, and take pleasure in intro- 
ducing to the fraternity the following brothers: Arthur William Reid, 
arts, 1910, Archibald Cumlierland Reid and Keith Munro, science, '10. 
In addition to these we have five men pledged. 

In athletics this year McGill is showing up very strong. On October 26 
we won the intercollegiate track meet by a good margin. The score was, 
McGill 56, Toronto 36, Queens 16. Bros. Powell and Blanchard and 
pledge Black represented Quebec Alpha on the track team. In the college 
sports Bro. Powell made a new record for the broad jump. At present Mc- 
Gill has very good prospects of landing the intercollegiate football cham- 
pionship. The senior team has won its first two games by the following 
scores: McGill 27, Ottawa l: McGill 23, Queens 20. The intermediate 
team has entered the second round of its series. It won from Bishop's Col- 
lege by 66-2 and 65-5, but lost to Royal Military College by 18-8. Bros. 
Benedict, Kennedy, A. W. Reid and Pledge Johnston are on the first four- 
teen and Bros. Powell and Sharp on the second team. 

This year the chapter has secured its share of college offices. Bro. Dick- 
enson is president and Bro. Brennan secretary-treasurer of the McGill Min- 
ing Societies. Bro. Bell is vice-president of the undergraduate societies of 
applied science. Bro. Powell is vice-president and reporter of the track 
club. Bro. Robertson is president, and Bro. Smith football captain of the 
sophomore year. Bros. Powell, Shanks and Brennan are on the junior 
dance committee. Bro. Bell wtm the British Association Exhibition of $50 
for students entering fourth year science. 

Bro. Bell has been elected as the chapter delegate to the Washington 

Bro. Housser, '06, has affiliated with New York Alpha and Bro. Taylor, 
ex- 07, with Ontario Alpha. Bro. Housser is taking a post graduate course 
in Arts and a course in Law at Cornell. 

Since our last letter we have been visited by Bro. Drummond, president 
of Alpha province, Bro. Connors, of Purdue, Newton, '06, and the follow- 
ing Dartmouth brothers: Oakford, Stearns, Field, Schwartz, Peck and 
Farrington. (iKO. E. Bkll. 

Montreal, November i, 1906. 



The university opened this fall with a larjje increase in attendance. There 
are 265 freshmen enrolled in science faculty, alx)ut 20:) enrolled in arts and 
150 enrolled in medicine. 

The chapter returned fourteen men this fall with one more expected 
shortly. We have been unfortunate enough to lose for a time Bro. Hook- 
way who is confined iu the hospital with typhoid fever. 

Bro. Johnston was awarded a fellowship in surveying in the science fa- 
culty, but has resigned to take his B. -A. Sc. degree. Bro. Cringan, '09, 
arts, has been elected president of his year. Bro. Kennedy, 'o), arts, was 
elected third vice-president of the university college literary society. Bro. 
Marshall, 'cx), is manager of the junior school Mulock cup team. 

The following additional charter members were initiated this fall: Charles 
Johnston, '07, Mildmav, Ont.; Walter Nelson Daniels, '07, Morristown, Pa.; 
Clarence Webster Hookway, '07, London, Ont.; Harry John Marshall, 'oo, 
London, Ont.; Gordon Nasmilh Kenned v, 'og, Toronto, Ont.; Duncan 
Oartield Munro, '08, lona, Ont.; Krnest Warren Oliver, '03, Toronto, Ont. 
We also take pleasure in introducing the following other initiates to the fra- 
ternity: George Hartley Vincent Burroughs, '10, Ottawa, Ont.; Kdward 
Wingheld Browne, '10, London, Ont.; Ldward Clarence Sims .Acton, 
'10, Toronto, Ont.: William Balfour Mudie, '08, Kingsttm, Ont.; and Bro. 
Christopher Evensl Webb, 'ch), Toronto, Ont. We have attilialed Iko. Alex- 
ander Harold Taylor, formerly of (,>uebt'c .Alpha. 

During the past month the chapter has received visits from Bros. Ken- 
nedy, Powell, Blanchard, Boss and Reid of McGill. Bro. Connors, '05, of 
Purdue, and Bro. Morden, '05, of 'Toronto, also spent a Sunday with the 

The intercollegiate track meet was held here October 26, McGill, (,)ueens and 
Toronto teams taking part. The meet proved to be uni<iue in record breaking, 
as new standards were set in the half-mile, broad-jump, pole-vault, sixteen 
pound hammer, sixteen pound shot and high jump. Mc(»ill won the cham- 
pionship with 54 points to her credit. Toronto was second with 36 points 
and (,)ueens third with 16 points. liro. Burroughs represented <i> A on the 
Toronto team and Bro. .Acton is secretarv-treasurer of the track club. 

The football season opened this fall with two fatalities within the first 
week. The university authorities have been st)mewhat lax with regard to 
players undergoing a physical examination, with the result that two men who 
would not have been allowed to play football died from over-exertion. 'The 
team has started the season by winning the first two games. The first game 
of the intercollegiate series was played at (,)ueens October 18, 'Toronto win- 
ning by 12-0. The second game was played here October 27 with (Ottawa 
College, 'Toronto winning in easy fashion by a score of 27-0. <i> A B is rep- 
resented on the team by Bros. Johnston and Munro and Bro. Daniels is sec- 
retary-treasurer of the Rugby club. It looks as though Toronto would again 
win the championship if no unforseen accidents happen to mar our charms. 

During the summer nion»hs B H II installed a chapter here by affiliating 
a local fraternitv, 9 Z. There are now seven general fraternities located at 
Toronto: Z 4^,' A A ♦, K A, A K E, A T, * A and B H 11. 

Our delegate is going to the convention prepared to exchange pennants 
with the other chapters and we will be greatly indebted if they can recipro- 
cate in this matter. H. S. Spracuk. 

Toronto, October 26, H)o6. 



All interest at college for the next two weeks will center on the champion- 
ship football games with University of Maine and Bowdoin. Colby has an 
unusually good team this year. <f> A O is represented on the varsity eleven 
by Bro. Denver, right end, Bro. Keyes, right guard, Bro. Carey, right half- 
back, Bro. Peterson, fullback, and Bro. Cotton, left end. Bro. Kimball is 
substitute left end, and Bro. Shaw would have undoubtedly made the team 
but for an injury received early in the season, and as he will be Colby's 
first strong pitcher next spring it was deemed unwise for him to continue in 
the game. Bro. Bankart, Dartmouth, '06, is coaching the team, and it is 
largely due to his untiring work that Colby has made such a good showing 
thus far. 

The college glee club has started its work of rehearsing and will make its 
first trip Thanksgiving week. <i> A B has five men in the glee club and three 
men in the mandolin club, while of the six men who make up the orchestra 
which accompanies the glee club four are from the ranks of <f> A 6. The college 
band which was organized last year has reelected Bro. Becker, '09, as leader. 

This week we celebrate Colby Day. It is a day set on which the old 
graduates, as many as possible, return to visit their college. In the evening 
there is a smoker in the gymnasium, and mid songs, class yells and cheers 
the old-timers relate incidents of their college days. 

Maine Alpha wishes to introduce to the fraternity its freshman delegation, 
small in numbers, it is true, but this year 4> A 9 picked and we believe got 
the best men who cime on to the campus in the fall. The initiates are: 
Bros. Carey, Whitten, Howe, Peare and Farrar. The annual banquet was 
held at the Gerald and besides the active chapter the alumni club in this city 
was well represented. 

Maine Alpha also wishes to report that on October 12 she was highly 
honored by a visit from Bro. L. E. A. Drummond, president of Alpha pro- 

Bro. Thorne, '07, is out of college for two weeks teaching at Brewster 
Academy, Wolfboro, N. II. 

Maine Alpha will be represented at the Washington convention by at 
least three men and possibly more, as many of the brothers are very anxious 
to make the trip. A. L. Cotton. 

Waterville, November 5, 1006. 


The new dormitory, which was begun August I. in order to provide rooms 
for the extraordinarily large freshman class, has been completed and accom- 
modates fifty. 

All of the fraternities represented at Dartmouth have entered into an 
agreement by which **chinning" season is postponed from October to March. 
No rushing whatever is to be done, and the freshmen will be asked on 
March 19. 

Last Monday night fire destroyed the Budymon block on Main Street. 
The whole town was threatened by the fire and but for the absence of wind 
a much greater loss would have been sustained. The total damage done by 
the fire amounts to $85,500 and this is onlv partly covered by insurance. 
The rooms occupied by A K E were in this building and the fraternity suf- 
fered a loss of about Si, 000. 

The football team started the season well enough but it has taken an 
unprecedented slump in the last two weeks. A week ago we tied Williams, 
a team that we have defeated for years, and yesterday Princeton defeated 


Dartmouth 42-0. This is the most overwhelming defeat Dartmouth has suf- 
fered in a great many years. Amherst, Harvard and Brown are yet to be 
played and we hope to recover in lime to make a good showing at the end 
of the se;i$on. 

The night after the Williams game the team reached Hanover at 1:30 
a. m. In spite of the fact that a blinding rain was falling and the road was 
extremely muddy, 1,000 students headed by the college band marched in the 
dead of the night, a mile to the railway station, to welcome the team. I 
doubt if this show of college spirit has ever been ecjualed in the history of 
any college. Howard M. Jiidson. 

Hanover, November 3, i()o6. 


President Buckham returned October 15 from his trip abroad where he 
attended the 400lh anniversary of the founding of the University of Aber- 
deen. Hs was met at the station and given an ovation by the student body. 
The John .\llen house which formerly stood on the corner of University 
Place and the Williston Road, on the site to be occupied by Morrill Hall, 
has been moved back on the Williston Koad and is being fitted up as a dor- 
mitor> for the agricultural students. The biennial report of the trustees of 
the University of Vermont, which has been issued recently, shows progress 
along all lines. The million-dollar fund is making hopeful progress. Count- 
ing in the State's S6o,ooo for Morrill Hall, the amounts pledged foot up 
$350,000, and the trustees hope that by the date of their next report the 
$500,o< o mark will be reached. 

The football season has l)een very successful thus far. We lost to Dart- 
mouth 6-0, to Amherst 6-0, to Wesleyan 22-8. We won from St. Lawrence 
20-2, from Middlebury no and 12-0, from Norwich 5-0. Wy winning from 
Norwich, Vermont won the championship of the stale, (iames are yet to be 
played with New Hampshire State and Brown. Since our last letter Bro. 
Guptil, ex-'oy, has returned to college and is on the football squad. Bro. 
Welch, *io, is on the team. Basketball practice will open next week and 
Bro. Appleton, the manager, has arranged games with Tufts, Weslevan, 
Trinity, McGill, Massachusetts Stale, Andover and New Hampshire Slate. 

The chapter had the pleasure of entertaining Bro. Drummond, president 
of Alpha province on October 6. 

The chapter initiated eight freshmen on the evening of November 3, and 
takes great pleasure in introducing to the fraternity, Bros. W. \ . Welch, 
Shaaron, Vt.; H. K. White, Wallham, Mass.; F. B. Hunt, Fairfax, Vi.; 
R. S. Brown and H. B. Comings, Kichford, Vi. ; A. K. Peck, G. K. Scott 
and F. L. Howe, Burlington. The active chapter now has twenty-eight 
members. Chaki.ks A. Smith. 

Burlington, November 3, 100(1. 


Massachusetts Alpha, with a membership of iS men, is making an excel- 
lent start in the college year, and is well represented in college interests. 
The fall lull between the football and basketball seasons is nearly upon us, 
and little of outside interest then transpires in college. 

In football Williams has thus far been fairly successful. The team suf- 
fered defeat at the hands of the West Point eleven on October 20 by the 
score, 17-0; but on October 27 nearly the entire college saw Williams tie 
Dartmouth at Springfield by the score, 0-0. One week later, on November 


4, the heavy Colgate team received their worst defeat of the season by Wil- 
liams, with a score of 23-9. Wesleyan and Amherst are yet to be played, 
the season ending with the Amherst game on November 17. Much of the 
success of the team is doubtless due to the work of Bro^ S. B. Newton. '93, 
who is graduate advisory coach. 

In the annual freshman-sophomore track meet on October 17, 4> AG was 
well represented, Bro. Horrax, '09, was easily the star of the meet, win- 
ning 30 of the 48 points made by his team by taking six firsts in the contest. 
Bro. Alexander, '10, won two points for his class, and Bro. Lambie, '10, 
also competed. 

Since the publication of the October letter we have pledged and initiated 
two new freshmen: Horace H. Holley, of Torringlon, Conn., and George 
V. LaMont, of Plainfield, N. J. 

In the October number of the Williams Literary Monthly^ Bro, Gibson, 
'08, was represented as usual, and Bro. Holley, '10, was the first of his 
class to have a contribution published in the Monthly. Bro. Holley has 
also been chosen a meml)er of the chapel choir. 

We are able to form a fair estimate of the appearance of our new chapter 
house since work has progressed rapidly and the walls are up to the roof. 
Bro. Squires, '00, the architect of the new house, has been in town fre- 
quently to watch its progress. 

The chapter enjoyed a visit from Bro. Drummond, president of Alpha pro- 
vince, on October 19-20. 

The following alumni have visited the chapter recently; Bros. Waterman, 
'98, Ansley, '99, Scjuires, 'cx), Hulst, '06, and Harris, ex. '06. 

Williamstown, November 6, 1906. David B. Scott. 


Ai the present time interest is centered in the football team, which so far 
has defeated Tufts, 12-5, and University of Vermont, 6-0, and lost to Vale, 
0-12. The team seems to be just finding itself, as men who have been de- 
barred on account of scholarship once more take their regular places. And 
it is expected it will show greater strength in the remaining games with M. 
A, C, Swarthmore, and our two great rivals Williams and Dartmouth. Bro. 
Wiggins, '09, has been playing a fine game in his first season at right half 

A great gloom spread over the college on October 17 by reason of the 
death of Prof. Henry B. Richardson, for nearly twenty-five years head of 
the German department here. He was loved and revered by the whole stu- 
dent body and everywhere considered a very able man, not only in his own 
field but in all his broader life. His place will be an exceedingly difficult 
one to fill, and the name of **Richie'' will ever be remembered in the his- 
tory of Amherst college. 

In the annual fall track meet the freshman class were victors by a mar- 
gin of eleven points. Bro. McClure, '10, distinguished himself by winning 
thirteen points, and Bro. Schultz, '10, and Van Cleaf, 10. also scored for 
their class. In the sophomore-freshman baseball contest Bro. McClure, '10, 
pitched a strong game for his team, which nevertheless was defeated 6 to I. 
Bro. Hague, '09, played on the sophomore team. 

Our initiation bantjuel is to be held on November 2 at the Hotel Draper, 
Northampton, and a large number are expected to be present to greet the 
ten men who became our brothers in the early part of this week. We see in 
them the making of strong Phis. 

Bro. Lamb, '07, is chairman of the committee on committees, one of the most 


important offices in the senior class. Bro. Swctl, '07, is secretary of <f> B K and 
treasurer of the Y. M. C. A. Bro. While, '08, was recently unanimously 
relected president of his class, and has also been chosen a college cheer 
leader. Bro. Tracy '08, is a member of ihe junior prom committee. 

On October 18 Massachusetts Beta was favored with a visit from Bro. 
Drummond, president of Alpha province. It was a ^''cat pleasure to have 
one of the officers with us with his words of help and encouragement. Bro. 
White, '08, is to represent us at the Washington convention, and one or two 
others will very likely attend. Kobkr r H. Kknnkdy. 

Amherst, Noveml>er i, 1906. 


This date finds us as a bodv of students, in the midst ot mid-term exam- 
inations and, as a crowd of interested spectators and performers, in the 
flush of a promising football season. Early last fall our team was severely 
handicapped by the loss of Smith, '08, who had the misfortune to break his 
leg in one of the scrimmages on Andrew's Field. Smith promised to develop 
into one of the best Cvinters Brown has had for years. Notwithstanding 
this and other disapj>oinlments, we have been beaten but twice this year — 
on October 20, by I'niversity of Pennsylvania, 14-0; and on November 3, by 
Harvard. 9-5. 

Bro. Funk, '07, has been playing sub-center on the 'varsity and regular 
center on the second team all senson. O.i November 7, the sopho nore 
team with Bro. Alger. '09, as c.iptain. and the fre.shman team under 
the captaincv of Bro. Cleveland, '10, will meet upon Andrew's Field for the 
annual class football game. Bro. Mitchell, 'ou, is playing end upon his 
class team. 

In the recent prize examinations, known as " Fhe President's Premiums," 
for excellence in preparatory studies. Bro. Mansur, '10, won tirsW prize in 
Latin and Bro. Simpson, '10, won third prize in mathematics. 

On November 2 Bros. Shearer, '07. James, '00, and Bright, 07, attend- 
ed the initiation banquet at Amherst and reported a ro\al reception on the 
part of Massachusetts Beta. 

During the initiation period, we were highly pleased with a visit from 
Bro. Drummond, our province president. The then neophytes were made to 
pay all homage to their future province jiresident, while Bro. Drummond 
aided in some initiation "stunts" which he had seen practiced elsewhere. 
He gave us many useful and helpful suggestions and above all a renewed 
inspiration for the attainment of those high ideals for which <i> A 8 stands. 

Our new men are getting finely into the working spirit of the fralernitv 
and are fast realizing its worth. The initiation banquet comes on Friday 
evening, November 9, at which time we expect many Boston and Providence 
alumni as our guests. 

We strongly urge all Phis passing through Providence, either coming here 
with visiting teams or simply passing through the city, to call upon us. 
Members of the fraternity can always be found in some one of the suites on 
either the first or second floor of Brunonia Hall. We especially urge 
the reporters of other chapters to write us when brother Phis come here on 
visiting teams. To these and to all Phis our doors stand ajar. 

Providence, November 5, 1906. Bknson R. Frost. 


Since our last letter New York Alpha has increased the chapter roll by 
twelve, having affiliated Bros. Hall and Jones of Texas Beta and Bro. George 


Housser of Quebec Alpha, and initiated nine new men. It is with a feeling 
of pride and pleasure that we introduce Bros. L. G. Shields, New Rochelle, 
N. v.; S. W. Cook, Holyoke, Mass.; R. B. Hollrook, Newton Centre, 
Mass.; H. H. Conwav, Lausdorme, Pa.; T- L. Redmond, Corpus Christi, 
Texas; W. R. Wheeler, Oak Park, 111.; H. E. Horton, Monlclair, N. J.; 
and H, H. Forbes, Westboro, Mass, The fraternity is represented by ano- 
ther member of the faculty this year, as Bro. Paul of New Hampshire Alpha 
has been appointed instructor of oratory. 

The annual under class supremacy was decided on Hallowe'en when the 
sophomores won the flag rush, as the second year men had already won the 
baseball series and track meet. The rush proved to be very interesting and 
was bitterly contested it taking the third rush to decide the affair. 

We have been particularly fortunate in having a number of alumni back 
for short visits. Bros. Coe and Kittle were back for the initiation. Bro. 
Mason returned for several davs to assist in preparing the footl)all team for 
the Princeton game. Bros. Jennings and Bosler also spent a few short days 
with the chapter during the past month. 

Our football team again found Princeton just a little too good and as a 
result we were defeated by a score of 14-5. Kven though we have lost this 
important game the team is plaving better than they have for several sea- 
sons and we expect that they will give a very good account of themselves in 
the tour remaining games. 

From present indications New York Alpha will be well represented at the 
annual convention in Washington, Thanksgiving, and we are all looking for- 
ward to a very enjoyable time. .ArtU'sr C. Bohlkn. 

Ithaca, November 2, i()o5. 


Union University at the present dale finds itself in the midst of college 
activities. The new electrical laboratory is in fine working order and the 
electrical engineers claim that it is a pleasure to work in the new building. 

Athletics are not booming at present. On account of the cold weather 
inter-class and inier-fraternity baseball and track has been discontinued and 
the race for the inter-class and inter-fraternity pennants has not been decided. 
Class football teams have been organized and are practicing daily. The first 
game comes off on November 10 when the juniors play the freshmen. Union 
is to be represented this season, for the first time in several years by a bas- 
ketball team and games have been arranged with Colgate, Hamilton, Wil- 
liams and other colleges. 

On October 29 the chapter held a banquet in honor of our newly received 
members and every one pronounced it a grand success. Many of our alumni 
were present and what with a good spread, good speeches and good fellow- 
ship a very enjoyable evening was spent. 

New York Beta l)egs to introduce the following new brothers: Henry E. 
Whiteside, South Cambridge, N. Y.; Harold E. Seamans, Cortland, N. Y.; 
Harry E. Van Deusen, Cooperstown, N. Y.; Harold A. Lent, Highland, 
N. Y.; Charles F. Landsheft, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Bro. Bishop is manager of the track team, Bro. Shutler is captain of the 
basketball team. 

Bro. Bishop will be our representative at the national convention at Wash- 
ington. Bro. Pettit and others are also going. We extend a hearty wel- 
come to all Phis who may be in town. Carl H. Vogt. 

Schenectady, November ^, 1906. 



New York Delta takes great pleasure in introducing Brothers Barrett, 
Gref, Ramsdell, Weber and Broe of the class of i()io. The class contained 
very little fraternity material and we congratulate ourselves on getting itstive 
most representative men. 

St. Paul's Chapel was dedicated on October 17 and regular morning exer- 
cises will soon be held at which attendance will be optional. Contrary to 
expectation, Hamilton Hall, the new college building, was not completed at 
ihe beginning of the year, but in all probability it will be ready for occu- 
pancy l»v February of next year. 

It is the intention of the chapter to hold an informal dance at the house 
on Friday evening, November 16. As all the memijers of the active chapter 
have sul»cribed, an enjoyable evening is anticipated. 

The junior prom committee is endeavoring to have the festivities of the 
occasion cover a period of some four or five days instead of jusl one night 
as in the past. Elaborate plans for inter-fraternity receptions and a theatre 
party have l)een discussed, but the idea is still in infancy as the sanction of 
the faculty must first be obtained. 

Many Phis were entered in the annual freshman-sophomore track meet 
which proved a victory for I(KX). On Octol)er 2u, Bro. Hetherington won 
the university cross country run. Bro. Davidson has captured the leading 
part in the sophomore show cast. All Phis in the class of kkx) have been 
elected meml^ers of King's Crown, the large undergraduate society. Bro. 
Weber has made the swimming team. Bros. K. R. .Alexander and W. A. 
Alexander are playing on the varsity sr>cker team. We are also represented 
on this team by Bro. (iraybill, an atViliate from X'irginia Zeta. Bro. Snook 
has been elected leader of the mandolin club. Bro. Ramsdell, president of 
the freshman class, is also a member of the mandolin club. 

We were very much pleased to see some of our l)rolhers from New York 
Alpha during their short stay in New York at the Cornell- Princeton game. 
We trust that more will follow their example and come to the house when in 
New York. 

Bro. Norris has been chosen delegate and Bro. Snook alternate to the 
Washington convention. \Ye expect to have a large delegation from the 
chapter join them. R. M.M'KI sdkn, Jr. 

New York, November 3, i(>o6. 


So far this year we have an unbroken string of victories. Our most cred- 
itable victory was over Colgate, whom we beat 1 8-6; earlier in the year Col- 
gate held the strong Cornell team to a o-o score. On October 20 we played 
the strong University of North Carolina team at Norfolk, Ya., and beat them 
easily by the score of 28-6; in the game with the C of N. C, Pennsylvania 
scored but eleven points but were not scored upon. 

We are now looking forward to the Pennsylvania game on November 10, 
and although the team will be considerably weakened by the loss of Chal- 
mers, who is unable to play on account of the one year residence rule, we 
expect to make a creditable showing if we do not carry off the palm of vic- 

Bro. McAvoy is playing a star game at full back, and Bro. Hart has up- 
held his reputation in the games in which he has participated. At present 
he is suffering from muscle bruises. Bros. Carmony, Welsh, McMeen and 
Hemingway are acting as sul)stitutes. 

In the freshman-sophomore contests on Founders Day, the freshmen won 


the football game by the score of 17-0, but lost to the sophs in track 52-51. 

Bro. DeWitt represented us on the sophomore football team and Bro. 
Vought on the freshman track team. 

Bro. Welsh, '07, manager of the varsity baseball team, is now busy ar- 
ranging games with most of the leading colleges and universities. 

Our football team this year is the best that has represented us since the 
championship team of 1906, and compares very favorably with team. 

We have yet to play W. and J., Pennsylvania, Syracuse, Lehigh and 
Dickinson — all teams of first class calibre. 

We have initiated and take pleasure in presenting as brothers the foUov?- 
ing men: Jacob S. Carmony, '10, Fredrich I). Weeks, '10, and Howard J. 
Bell, '09. 

Bros. Laub, '03, Smith, '03, Trout, '03, Alexander, '06, Smith, '06, 
Heusiis, ex-'o8. and Boult, ex-'og, have visited the chapter recently. 

Easton, November 2, ux)5. H. T. Long. 


Pennsylvania Beta is glad to be able to introduce to the fraternity two new 
brothers in 4> A B: M. L. Markel, Somerset, Pa., and Levering Tyson* Read- 
ing, Pa. We have pledged one freshman K. W. Belt, liamstead, Md., who 
has not yet l)een taken in. We are after several more men, the majority 
being in the preparatory department. Bro. Dornberger, '06, who is now 
teaching there gives us a rather strong hold and we expect to secure several 
men before our next letter. 

Gettysburg College last Saturday suffered what will be in all probability 
the only defeat of the season in football, losing to the extremely strong 
Swarlhmore team by the score of 4-19. Gettysburg scored in the first min- 
ute of play on a field goal l)y Captain Siebcr. The team has made a very 
creditable showing when the facts are taken into account that neither the 
University of Pennsylvania team nor that of Pennsylvania State beat her on 
their home grounds. The scores so far stand Gettysburg, 148 — opponents 25. 

The alumni will learn with regret that one of the most historical charac- 
ters in the college has resigned from his position. The aged janitor known 
as "Governor." He was connected with the institution for nearly twenty 
years and won many fast friends among the alumni. 

An extensive athletic field has been planned by the college authorities. 
The plot of ground has already been surveyed and work has been begun. It 
will be nearly twice as large as the former field and will contain a running 
track and a Imseball diamond and football field. A large grand-stand will 
be built. 

The chapter has two announcements which it is very glad to make: that 
of the engagement of Bro. E. H. Singmaster, '05, to Miss Daisy Diehl of 
Gettysburg; also that of the marriage of Bro. J. W. Ott, '97, to Miss Gettier 
of Littlestown, Pa. 

Bro. S. Philson, '09, has made both the glee and mandolin clubs. Bro. 
D. Huber, ex-'o8, will accompany the mandolin club on its trips. Bro. B. 
Philson. '09, is trying for the mandolin club. 

There has been organized recently an orchestra of four men, selected from 
the college orchestra. Three out of the four are Phis. Bros. Irwin S. and 
B. Philson are playing on it. 

Bro. Chase, '10, was elected temporary captain of his class football team. 
Mr. Belt, '10, pledged, was elected captain at the recent ballot. Bro. Rey- 
ner, '09, is manager of his class team and Bro. Philson will in all probability 
play quarter. 


Bro. P. Singniaster, '08, is captain of the second team. There are seven 
other Phis trying for positions on the team. 

Bro. Muhlenberg, '08, has been elected assistant basketball manager for 
the ensuing season. Bro. Singmaster is serving on the pan-hellenic dance 
committee which held a very successful dance recently. 

The chapter held a hallowe'en dance recently in the house. The decora- 
tions were kindly furnished by Bro. Forney, '06, 

We were given the pleasure of entertaining recently the following Phis: 
J. Waller Singmaster, ex- '04, Lemon Smith, Pennsylvania Kpsilon, C. C. 
Howard, Ohio Beta, K. Singmaster, '05, and Rev. Hill, '88. Bro. Ott, '97, 
paid us a flying visit recently. 

W'e were very glad to see them and hope to see many more of the alumni 
in the near future. Frkdkrkk A. Muiilknbkrc;. 

Gettysburg, November 5, 1906. 


Washington and Jefferson College has opened in earnest and study has 
by this time become more than a mere word. The examinations, which are 
held after the first six weeks of each college year as a kind of entrance ex- 
amination for freshmen, are over and everyone is settling down to the real 
year's work. 

The three annual fights between the sophomores and freshmen are, for 
this year, a thing of the past. The freshmen, in the final ''scrap" which 
is the most important one of the year, came out victorious although the soph- 
omores made a very creditable showing against overwhelming odds. 

Bro. Newman, formerly of Miami, and Warren, of O. S. U., are plaving 
exceedingly good games on the varsity at tackle and end respectively. Bro. 
McClelland, who was making a very promising appearance for half-back 
has been kept out of the game for this year by having his shoulder broken 
in practice. On Novembei 3 Lafayette defeated us, in a slubl)ornly con- 
tested game, to the tune of 14-6. The game was fast and clean and was won 
on its merits although we were seriously handicapped by the crippled con- 
dition of our team. Bro. McCrady has been elected treasurer of the fresh- 
man class. 

Pennsylvania Gamma expects to have a large number of men at the com- 
ing convention and heartily invites any brothers who may come to Wash- 
ington, Pa., to come and see us. IL A. Dkan. 

Washington, November 4, 1906. 


Pennsylvania Delta returned this year with fifteen active members. — four 
seniors, six juniors and five sophomores. We are stronger than ever. Our 
men are already capturing honors in every department of college activity. 

Bro. Jones is president of the Y. M. C .\. and Bro. Main president of 
the athletic association. Bro. Stidger was recently elected president of the 
freshman class. Bro. Lick has been elected leader of the glee club for 
another year. Bro. Giesey is captain of the basket ball team. Bro. Mackey 
is editor-in-chief of the Allegheny Literary Monthly. 

Four Phis accompanied the football team on its recent trip to Pennsyl- 
vania State College. 

W> take pleasure in presenting to the fraternity Bros. Wm. L. Stidger, 
Harry Fischcl, Herbert K. Dennis, Cole, and Samuel Maxwell. 

Meadville, October 16, 1906. William T. Mackey. 



The chapter begs to introduce to the fraternity as brothers: Edgar J. 
Washabaugh, '10, Hagerstown, Md.; J. Donald Hockman, '10, Hagers- 
town, Md.; Henry V. I)arlington, 10, Harrisburg, Pa.; Edgar Stotler, '10, 
Myersdale, Pa.; Howard S. Boyd, '10, Coatesville, Pa.: and Henry Funk, 
'09, (law). 

Bro. Funk has been elected to the presidency of the junior class of the 
law school. 

Bro, Harry Smith, '05, who had been instructor in mathematics in the 
Dickinson preparatory school, has resigned to accept a position as principal 
of the Orwigsburg high school. 

Our football team has been quite successful thus far. Lebanon Valley 
College was defeated 27-0; the Ignited Slates Naval Academy was tied, 0-0: 
Ursinus was defeated 4-0, and we went down to Washington and Jefterson 
by a score of 2-0. 

All interest now seems to be centering around the two big Dickinson 
games — Stale, at Williarasport, November 17 and Lafayette at Easton, 
Thanksgiving day. 

Pennsylvania Epsilon is arranging to give its annual reception and smoker 
to its new members, but as yet no delinite dale has been set. 

Carlisle, October 30, 1006. Wm. F. Housman. 


On October 20 the new engineering building was dedicated with appro- 
priate ceremonies and the honorary degree of doctor of science was conferred 
i)y the university on thirteen eminent engineers. 

We have initiated live freshmen this fall and it gives us pleasure to present 
to the fraternity the following brothers: James McFillin Lucas, Philadelphia, 
Pa.; Richard Shields Pomeroy Jr., Ridley Park, Pa.; Frederick Howard Treat 
Jr., Wayne, Pa.; John Thomas Bailey, 3rd., Overbrook, Pa.; and Rufus Ford 
Montgall, Kansas City, Mo. 

Bro. Sawyer, '07, has been elected a member of the board of government 
of the Mask and Wig club, while Bros. Brown, '09, Lucas, '10, and Bailey, 
'10, have been picked for the preliminary play entitled "Going Back to 
College". Bro. Hawley, '07, is manager of the gymnastic team and captain 
of the senior class football team. 

Bro. Hendrie, '08, rowed on the junior college crew which won the college 
and university championships. Bros. Takaki and DeHamel are members of 
the junior ball commiltee and Bro. Davis a member of the junior week com-* 

Bros. Dieterle and Davis have been appointed members of the tennis 
courts committee, and Bros. Takaki, Davis and V\V. F. Bilyeu are entered in 
the fall tournament. * 

Bro. Rogers is president of the sophomore class and Bro. W. F. Bilyeu is 
on the executive committee. Bro. Wolstenholme is historian of the sophomore 
class and a member of the sophomore bowl fight committee. 

Bro. Lucas is vice-president of the freshman class and Bro. Bailey, '10, 
is trying for the glee club. 

We regret thai it has been necessary for Bro. Tobias and Kitson to with- 
draw from the chapter. Bro. Tobias who graduated from the law school last 
spring expected unlil recently to take a post graduate course. 

Bro. C. C. Albertson. Illinois Alpha, '89, Pastor of the Central Presby- 
terian Church, Rochester, N. V., took dinner with us last Sunday week. We 
were fortunate in having Dr. Albertson conduct the services in the Houston 


Club on two Sundays. Among the many other brothers who have paid us 
visits since our last letter are Bros. Austin Y. Hoy, Illinois Beta, *02, John 
H. Outland, Pennsylvania Zeta, 'oo, H. R. Auracher, Illinois Delta, '07, 
and Arthur M. McCrillis, historian of the general council. 

Philadelphia, November 7, 1006. Malcolm I. Davis. 


Lehigh is now in the midst of the football season, and all the college in- 
terests are centered on the gridiron. We have won three games so far and 
have lost four, and have still to play Dickinson, Ursinus, New York Univer- 
sity and Lafayette. Lehigh put up a strong game against the Navy, holding 
them down to 12 to o. Cheering practice on the field every evening has 
aroused the enthusiasm of the students and the team has been given good 
support in that line. (f> A 6 is represented in the football field bv Bros. 
Smith and Simpson. 

I'hrough the untiring efforts of President Drinker, the dormitory system 
at Lehigh is developing into a reality, and a handsome structure is being 
erected on the campus. It is expected that at the opening of college next 
September, a good percentage of the students may live in dormitories. At 
the same time Drown Memorial Hall is being erected in honor of the late 
Dr. Drown. It will contain the Y. M. C. A. headquarters, reading room, 
smoking and card room, pool and billiard rooms, l)owling alleys, and a large 
auditorium. This will add greatly to the pleasures of the students. A mess 
hall is another addition which is now in process of construction. The idea 
is to finally have all the students living on the campus: the non-fraternity 
men will be the first to move into the dormitories, for the fraternities will 
be loath to leave their houses. 

Many of the brothers are making an effort to go to the national conven- 
tion at Washington this Thanksgiving, and we expect to be represented by 
several men. 

Founder's Day this year came cm October 11 and, as is the custom, the 
sophomore and freshman classes contested in the field sports. The sopho- 
mores were victorious, winning the baseball game and the relay race, while 
the freshmen took the football game. The Founder's Day address in the 
morning was delivered by Dr. John A. Brashear, of Pittsburg, Pa., his sub- 
ject being **rhe University and the World's Great Workshop." The 
Founder's Day hop was held the evening of Founder's Day in the gymna- 

We had the pleasure of having irith us on Founder's r)ay, Bro. Newby, 
'89, of Harrisburg, Pa. - • ' J. M. Fair. 

South Bethlehem, Octoborsi, 1906. 


Pennsylvania Theta is in a flourishing condition. W^e have twenty-five 
members and are living in one of the best ecjuipped fraternity houses at this 
college. The rushing season is practically over and we are working up the 
roioor details of our house in preparation for the Thanksgiving dances. We 
are all looking forward to a very pleasant time, as it will be the first house 
party and dance to be held in our new home and we expect many old men 
to be with us whom we have not seen since their graduation. 

The football season is now well under way and thus far State has made 
a very good record. We have defeated such teams as Lebanon Vallev Col- 
lege and Allegheny College. We also defeated the Carlisle Indians in a 


very interesting game by the score 4-0, but in a very loosely played game, 
we were held to a tie, 0-0, by the strong Gettysburg team. We held Yale 
to one touchdown and a goal from the tield. We still have four hard games 
which will no doubt prove interesting contests. They are with Annapolis, 
Dickinson. West Virginia and W. U. of Pa. Rro. Hand is our only repre- 
sentative on the football squad. 

Bro. Forkum, '05, who came up to see the State-Indian game, made us 
a very pleasant visit. The Phis on the Allegheny team were also visitors. 

State College, October 29, 1906. Raymond Svvenk. 



The university is evidencing her growing prosperity by adding three new 
buildings to the present equipment. Work is progressing as rapidly as wea- 
ther conditions permit on the $50,000 wing to the hospital, and ground has 
been broken for the construction of a handsome home for the president on 
Carr's Hill. The third building to be erected this session is a splendidly 
equipped commons hall, which will serve for club rooms and a first-class 
eating house for university men. 

Andrew Carnegie has recently donated a $7,000 pipe organ to Virginia, 
and this is being installed at Cabell Hall, where the larger meetings of the 
student body are held. 

Virginia Beta is keenly alive to her best interests just now, and has recent- 
ly purchased a valuable lot on Madison Lane. It is the purpose of the chap- 
ter to erect on this lot an elegant chapter house, as soon as the necessary 
funds can be raised. The lot occupies the highest ground on Madison Lane 
and overlooks the tennis courts and the street leading to Lambeth field. All 
alumni of the chapter will be urged to do their utmost with contributions, 
toward making the home of <f> A the handsomest at the university. 

It is a pleasure to introduce to the fraternity Bros. Bodley Booker and 
Robinson S. Brown of Ix)uisville, Ky., and William B. Taylor of Mobile, 
Ala., as the first initiates ot the year. 

In football Virginia is holding up her good past record having lost but 
one game to date, l^st week the tennis team from the university won from 
North Carolina in both doubles and singles. Considerable interest is mani- 
fested in fall practice for baseball and a winning team is predicted. 

Charlottesville, November 7, 1906. T. Dwir.HT Si.oan. 


College has gotten into running order, and things are moving very evenly. 
Virginia Gamma expects this year to have the best chapter ever turned out 
here. We have nine active members now, with three pledges who will soon 
ride the goat. Bro. W. L. Chenery has been elected to represent Randolph- 
Macon College in the intercollegiate debate with William and Mary College, 
to occur sometime before Christmas. The football team is developing into 
the fastest in the eastern division of the state. We defeated Richmond Col- 
lege, our ancient rival, by a score of 6-0, and likewise Hampden-Sidney in 
the first of the champion series by a score of 6-0. Bro. W. R. Harris rep- 
resents us on the team. A movement is on foot for the organization of a 
basketball team during the winter. Several of Virginia Gamma's men are 
represented here. Winter practice for the track team will begin in a few 
days. The prospects are very bright for this, since most of the old men 


arc back and the freshmen promise to furnish good material. Bro. \V. L. 
Chcnery has been elected to represent us at the Washington convention, with 
Bro. W. R. Harris as alternate. The whole chapter will likely attend. 
There are rumors that a new fraternity will enter here shortly; no one seems 
to know the name but it is regarded as an assured fact. 

Bro. M. P. Rucker, '00, will be married on November 3, n>o6. He is a 
prominent physician of Manchester, Va. W. V. Rkkd. 

Ashland, November i, i<.K)6. 


We are looking forward with great anticipation to the Washington con- 
vention and as we are in close proximity to the national capitol, Virginia Zeta 
expects to be well represented there during Thanksgiving week. Several of 
our chapter have already expressed their intention of going. 

As the rushing season is over we have settled down to our college duties 
and the enjoyment of the society of our brothers. 

On the evening following Hallowe'en Bro. T. O. Bagley gave an informal 
dance in the gymnasium complimentary to his many friends. 

In football Washington and Lee has been rather successful so far lliis sea- 
son. We have lost only one game, that with Georgetown University, and 
were only defeated by one point, the score being 6 to 5. We tied the score 
with the strong team of North Carolina A. and M. We have won several 
minor games. A new feature in the management of athletics was put before 
the student body and carried. It was voted thai the university assess a fee 
of $5.00 from every matriculate at the beginning of each session and that 
this, together with all remaining money from the contingent fee at the close 
of each session, be apportioned to the several branches of athletics accord- 
ing to iheir relative importance. This moveinenl has the hearty support of 
the student body and will put the athletic association upon a firmer basis 
than it has ever before enjoyed and it will ensure all the teams the support 
of every student* for under this plan there will be free admssion of the stu- 
dents to all the games. 

At a meeting of the class of '10 for the election of officers Bro. Somer- 
ville was elected class representative before the student body. 

Two weeks ago the atinual push ball contest between the sophomore and 
freshman classes took place. The sophomores were victorious by a score of 
5 to o. 

On October 27, Dr. James I. Vance of Newark, N. J., addressed the- 
university assembly, giving us wholesome advice and exhorting us to noble 

In closing we wish to assure all visiting Phis that a hearty welcome always 
awaits them at Washington and Lee. And here's to the success of the Wash- 
ington convention! Lkon Vkrnon Larskn. 

Lexington, November 2, 1906. 



Since our last letter the following men have been initiated into the mys- 
teries of 4> A B and we are glad to introduce them to the fraternity: Horace 
Lackey Walker, '10, Lancaster, Ky.; Thomas Petrie Goldthwaite, '10, Hop- 
kinsville, Ky.; John Alonzo Sugg, '10, Morganfield, Ky.; John Davis, '10, 
Paris, Ky. 


We have several more pledges, two of them will be taken in after Christ- 
mas. Kentucky Epsilon was very fortunate in rushing this year, pledging 
eight men out of eight spikes. The rushing was very tame, though every 
man pledged to us was asked by some of the other fraternities. 

Contracts have been let for our new normal school building. This will 
cost alx)ut 530,000. The new astronomical observatory has been completed 
as well as the additions to Mechanical Hall, Work on the new Carnegie 
library will not commence until spring. 

The college mourns the loss of Prof. Warren who died very suddenly 
from injuries received from being kicked by a horse. 

The college football team is fast rounding into shape and will contest 
with Central University on Thanksgiving day for the championship of Ken- 
tucky. Both teams are evenly matched and a battle royal may be expected. 
We are represented on the team by Bro. Wilson at left half in varsity and 
Bro. Goldthwaite on "scrubs." 

Lexington, November 5, 1906. James S. Watson. 



The college year opened with a larger attendance than any before in the 
history of Miami. 

Nine of last year's men returned, but Bro. Leist was forced to withdraw 
on account of illness. 

This year Ohio Alpha has secured nine most promising men. The initi- 
ates are: Stanley Baley, Middletown, O.; Cambell Johnson, Cincinnati, O.; 
Frederick Stiles, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Harold Hitchcock, Chicago; Gar- 
field Kilgoar, Cincinnati, O.; Earl Smith, Dayton, O.; H. Boremus Piercy, 
Columbus. O.; Harvey Magill, Eaton, O.; and pledge, Clifford Riner. 

Bro. Wm. Smith and Bro. Waller Stevenson are playing on the football 
team. Bro. Kilgoar and Bro. Carter, who is an afl'iliate f rom DePauw Uni- 
versity, are playing in the university orchestra. 

Our initiation was held on October 17, and was favored with the presence 
of Bro. Guy Potter Benton, president of Miami, and Judge James B. Swing 
and Bro. Guido Gores, of the alumni commission. 

Withal, Ohio Alpha expects to enjoy a very prosperous and profitable 
year. E. W. Bokrstler. 

Oxford, November 5, i()o6. 


If any topic is most talked of now it is football or mid-term quizzes. 
This is the most important part of the football season. The enthusi- 
asn) and interest that football has excited this fall has not been surpassed 
for several years. The student body is back of the team with increasing 
loyalty as the season advances. Coach Rickey has developed a good team 
that had tied the score with Oberlin and held Wooster to a doubtful 2-0 vic- 
tory. The annual Case game at Delaware, November 10, is the crucial 
game of the season and the brown and white will face a difficult proposition 
in our confident eleven. Bro. Stroup at half and Bro. Dean at full, have 
been playing a good game. Bros. Cameron and Sapp are also out with the 

An unusually large class football schedule has been arranged, with the 
varsity coaches in charge, and some good future material has been discov- 
ered, especially in the freshman and preparatory classes. This seems to be 


the best working plan under the present freshman rules and affords a bright 
outlook for next year. Our chapter is represented by two captains and nine 
other men on the class teams. 

On Hallowe'en we entertained the S. \. E's and Sigma Chis. Kach room 
of the house was the scene of some amusement to which our guests were in- 
troduced before they proceeded to the chapter room where proper refresh- 
ments were served. At a late hour we marched in a body to Monnett Hall 
and the president's residence for a serenade. 

The senior lecture course has always been popular at Ohio Wesleyan, hut 
its excellence this year is certainly a credit to the institution. The opening 
number given by Sousa's band was a record lireaker for attendance. The 
demand for accommodation has been greater than ever before. On Novem- 
ber 10 the New York Concert Co. will be here, and all the remaining lecturers 
and entertainers are especially good. 

VVesleyan's prowess in debate is undisputed — a fact which is made possi- 
ble by the thorough training and practice given her del)atcrs. The first 
preliminary debate was held November i. From thirty-seven contestants 
twenty were chosen to enter a second j^eliminary in the near future. Hro. 
Carey and Phikeia Craig won places in this preliminary. 

This issue finds the chapter in splendid condition. Our men are going 
out into all branches of college activities. Since the last publication Frank 
DeWees of the sophomore class has l)een pledged. We have a warm heart 
for all other Phis, and a cordial invitation is extended to all who are in or 
near Delaware. C. E. Wkhb. 

Delaware, November 8, ii)'j5. 


Thus far this term everything has l)cen running along very smoothly. The 
attendance at the university is greater than it was at the same time last year 
and everything seems favorable for a record breaking year. The fact is, 
Ohio University, perhaps rather obscure in the })ast, is rapidly forging to the 
front not only along intellectual lines, but also in regard to her athletics, 
and is fast becoming one of the foremost in the state. This rapid advance- 
ment is due to the good management of President Kllis, who is a brother in 
the Bond. The sound, practical judgement of this one man alone has raised 
Ohio University to the position she now holds among the universities of the 

The football team is the best we have had for many years and is consid- 
ered one of the best in the state. We have playeil five games up to date 
and have won them all, playing such teams as Morgantown, Muskingum 
and the University of Cincinnati. C^ur back tield is exceptionally strong and 
fast and while we are not in the "Big Six," we play a better class of ball 
than some who claim that honor. There are five Phis who are playing reg- 
ular positions on the team. Bros. Jones, (luarter: Wood (capt.) and Lener, 
halves; Heyman tackle and Elliott guard. All these men have been doing 
exceedingly fine, consistent work and have materially added to the strength 
of the team. 

The fall track meet was "pulled off" very successfully and 4> A 8 took 
away her share of the honors. There were twelve events in all with a metal 
for each event and six were taken by Phis, including the mission clock which 
was the prize for the best relay team made up of some fraternity or society 
at the university. The Betas were the only ones that contested against us 
and they were beaten badly. The clock now adorns the mantel and is the 
cynosure of all eyes. George G. Thomas. 

Athens, November 6, 1906. 



The university opened Septeml>er lo with a freshman class at least four- 
hundred lartjer than at any former year, thus bringing the total attendance 
up to about 2,200. The prospects for a good year were never better, as two 
new buildings were ready for occupancy at the l)eginning of the year — a 
large chemistry building with all modern equipment, and a mining and cera- 
mics building, which is certainly a credit to the university. 

Ohio Zela returned thirteen men of last year's chapter, and after a very 
strenuous rushing season, although greatly handicapped by the fact that we 
had no house, we were able lo secure nine of the besi men in the school. 

We take great pleasure in presenting to the fraternity the following initi- 
ates: (jco. VV. Bloom, Xenia, (J).; Jas. F. Clawson, Hamilton, O.; John R. 
Funk, Hamilton, O.; Krnest P. Manning, Toledo, O.: Jas. W. CuUen, Ham- 
ilton, O.; Arthur K. Martin, Hamilton, O.; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Xenia, 
O. ; Alfred J. Welliver, Hamilton, O. We have also pledged Fred Bonnet, 
Columbus, O. Bro. Herbert W. Mitchell, Colorado .Alpha, has atViliated. 
Bros. JeHerson Pickerson, Ohio i'heta, and Morrow, Ohio Beta, will affiliate 
at the next meeting, thus bringing the chapter roll up to twenty-four men. 

Ohio Zeta feels very proud over the acquisition of her own house, which 
ijhe has just occupied. We are greatly in<lebted to the alumni for their gen- 
erous support and especially lo Bro. Charles F. Dowd, whose untiring efforts 
were finally rewarded with success, and Bro. James I'rendergast, from whose 
father we bought the house. The house is built of pressed brick, with a 
large porch nearly half way around it, and is situated on a large lot at the 
corner of Fenth Avenue and Hunter St. live minutes walk from University 
Hall. There are live large rooms, nil finished in oak, on the tirst floor, which 
can easily be thrown together for any function. There are five large bed- 
rooms and a bath room on the second floor, all finished in hardwood, and 
one finished xoo\\\ on the third floor. We thus have accommodations for 
about fourteen at present. Later on we expect to finish up three rooms and 
a large chapter room on the third floor, then we will have accommodations 
for twenty or more men. The house is heated by a furnace and there are 
grates in every room. It has all the modern improvements, thus making it 
an ideal house. The chapter is very enthusiastic, and we do not see how 
thev could get a house much better suited as a chapter house. Ohio Zeta 
also has the further distinction of being the first fraternity at the university 
to own its own house. And as there are fourteen national fraternities at 
the university, we think this is something to be very proud of. We hope 
soon to get everything straightened up, and urge all Phis, who come to Col- 
umbus lo be sure and visit us at our new home. 

* A 6 has secured her share of college honors this year. Bro. Clyde 
Sherick is the sergeant-al-arms of the junior class and also a member of the 
social committee. Bro. Edgar W. Seeds is chairman of the sophomore 
social committee and also a member of the university quartet. Bro. Wm. 
Morris, is treasurer of the sophomore class. Bro. Jas. R. Johnson is a mem- 
ber of the glee club. Bro. Geo. Gascoigne is manager of the sophomore 
basketball team. Bro. Jas. W. Cullen is chairman of the freshman social 
committee. Bro. Krnest Manning is captain of the freshman football team. 

The Big Six rules barring freshmen from positions on all varsity teams, 
has seriously affected the strength of the the football team this season, as 
shown by the greatly reduced squad from which to pick. Nevertheless coach 
Hernstein has built up a strong team which has been unusually successful 
this year. Thus far their goal-line has not been crossed by any team, and 
two of the teams have been Michigan and Oberlin. No doubt the team 
would l)e greatly strengthened if Bro. Brindle, last year's star tackle, who 


was unanimously chosen as the all-Ohio tackle, by all the coaches, was able 
to play, but owing to the great amount of work, which he is carrying this 
year, he is unable to play. 

Bro. Warren of last year's team is said to l^e plaving a star game with 
Washington and Jefferson College. The sophomores won the annual cane 
rush from the freshmen and also the annual football game by a score of 6 to o. 

Again we extend a hearty invitation to all I'his to visit us at our new home, 
90 W. Tenth Avenue when in the city. 

Columbus, November 3, 1906. Frank K. Carothkrs. 


With the opening of Case School, October i, Ohio Kla began what prom- 
ises to be one of the most flourishing years of her existence. While the loss 
of nine men by graduation, and two from a determination to leave school, 
has left its impression, the outlook on the whole is good. 

In addition to thirteen of last year's men. Bros. L. W. Knierson and J. 
H. Booth have entered school and once more have taken up their abode at 
the chapter house. We have five men pledged, and two who are expected 
to put on the button in the near future. Our pledges are the most promis- 
ing members of the freshman class, prominent in the fbig rush, and popular 
with their classmates. Bro. Barnclt of Miami University has also entered 
Case and will aftiliaie with us. 

We have just started extensive changes in our chapter house which will 
allow us to accommodate five members of the alumni in the third floor. Under 
the supervision of Bro. George Case five new rooms are being fitted up and 
we will soon be able to take care of seventeen men within the chapter house. 
All of the present space in the house is filled, twelve members being house 

Football prospects at Case are nearly as good as in former years, and we 
hope to be able to put another championship team on the field with the aid 
of Coach Wentworth. Ohio Eta is represented by Bros. Bacon, .Allen and 
Fritz and pledge Hinaman on the squad. 

Bro. Maurice Converse was honored by election to the presidency of the 
athletic association, the highest honor in the gift of his classmates. Bro. E. 
K. Bacon has recently been honored l)y nomination to 4> B K. 

With the completion of the new mining and physics buildings this year. 
Case School is much better fitted to take care of students and that it is appre- 
ciated is proven by the freshman class this year. A larger and more promis- 
ing class has not entered Case in five years. Ralph M. Rlsh. 

Cleveland, October, 17, 1906. 


The college of liberal arts, engineering and teachers, and the graduate 
school, opened for actual work on September 24, ic)o6. The college of law 
opened on September 25, and the college of medicine on September 20. 

The changes of importance in the engineering faculty areas follows: Prof. 
John T. Faig, of Kentucky State College, has been appointed permanently 
to the chair of mechanical engineering. lie came to us highly recommended 
and is well liked by the students. Prof. Schneider of the department of civil 
engineering, has been appointed dean of the college of engineering. Mr. 
W. A. Warrin, a graduate of Sheffield Scientific School, and Mr. F. E. Aver, 
a graduate of LaFayette College, have been appointed instructors in the civil 
engineering department. An additional instructor, Mr. Barrier, has been 
secured for the department of chemical engineering. The department of 

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elecirical engineeririir is in charge of assistant professor Lanier. The course 
of cooperative education, which was projected by Prof. Schneider, has been 
put into operation. About thirty-four students are enrolled. This uni(]ue 
departure from the ordinary methods of education has a very bright and 
promising future. 

Prof. Whitcomb (history) has been appointed dean of the college of liberal 
arts, former Dean Harry (Greek) being appointed dean of the graduate 
school. Dr. L. K. Slocum, former instructor, has been appointed assistant 
professor in the de *artmenl of mathematics. Associate Prof. Liberma is 
now studying in southern Kurope, l>eing on leave of absence for one year. 
Mr. Davis, of Columbia University, is the new physical instructor. 

At this point, it might be mentioned, that all sophoaiores and freshmen 
are required to take two hours of gymnasium work each week. 

Work on the new engineering building will probably be started this win- 
ter. The need for this building, has been felt for some time, as the present 
quarters are now very crowded. 

Student activity has l^egun quite early. On October i, the annual soph- 
freshman flag rush was held. After withstanding about sixty attacks by the 
sophomores, which were made during the course of the day, the freshmen 
were awarded the victory. 

The football team has met with rather Indifferent success. The cause is 
directly due to the faculty ruling, which prohibits players from participating, 
when their scholastic standing is below a certain per cent. Varsity has been 
able to score only once this season. This was in the Ohio-Cincinnati game, 
when Bro. Ackerson, the quarterback, picketl up the ball on a fumble, on 
his own two yard line and amid the cheers of the spectators, ran the entire 
length of the field for a touchdown. 

The chapter returned sixteen men. We had one pledge man at the open- 
ing of college and to date, wc have secured an additional seven. We take 
great pleasure in intnnlucing the following pledges: W. Peaslee, C. Roth, 
A. Long, A. Herman, R. Jones, H. Hufman, j. DeKllis and H. Froelich. 
Two of our summer pledged men, Kilgour and Johnstone, have been initia- 
ted into Ohio Alpha. 

We lost by graduation Hro. A. T. Kreimer; A. B., who is now taking a 
post-graduate course in chemistry, at the University of Pennsylvania. Bro. 
W. W. Morris, '07, has retired from college and Bro. J. D. Dickerson, '09, 
has entered Ohio State. 

On Octooer i we gave up our old quarters and moved to a more spacious 
suite of rooms. We are still in the same building and our address now is, 
Suite T, Bradford Block, Sixth and Vine Sts., Cincinnati, Ohio. 

I will conclude with partial list of some of the offices occupied by Phis. 
We have the 1007 and the i<)OQ class presidency, 1907 class treasurership, 
president of speakers club, president of the cooperative class, vice-president 
of the engineers club, student manager of football team, manager of basket- 
ball team, captain of the varsity eleven, captain of basketball team, chairman 
ic>o7 class executive committee, member senior class play committee, mana- 
ger of 19CK) and 1910 football teams, captain freshmen track team, two rep- 
resentatives in the athletic senate and representatives on the News. 

Besides the above we are represented on the various teams and on minor 
committees. G. A. Doeller. 

Cincinnati, November 4, 1906. 


The second month of college finds us once more settled down to work 
and busily engaged in all branches of college activity. Since the writing of 


our last letter we have increased our chapter roll by eleven — Ijv affiliation of 
Russell Begg, of Illinois Alpha, and initiation of ten new men. We are 
pleased to introduce Bros. Harry S. Coe, Seattle, Wash; William O. Coch- 
rane, Mt. Vernon, N. Y.; Robert C. Anderson, Dayton, Ohio; Willard L. 
French, Three Rivers, Mich.; Leeland W. Smith, Amsterdam, N. V.; Thomas 
J. Daniels, Jr., East St. Louis. Mo.; Karl M. Scott, Connelsville, I*a.; 
George D. Smith, Kvansville, Ind.: Albert J. Wohl^jemuth, Stockton, Ohio, 
and RoVjert M. Dulin, Denver. Col. 

On the night of November 3 we held our annual ban(iuet in honor of the 
new men. This .affair was made more enjoyable by the presence of Bros. 
\V. R. Manier, Owsley Manier, F. T. Noel, O. V. Noel, Glenn A. Hall 
and J. Prichard, of Tennessee Alpha, who were with the Vanderbilt learn. 

On the faculty this year we are well represented by Bros. Sanders, Jones, 
Burns, Edmunds, Newcomer and Caskell. There are also with us several 
Phis from other chapters. 

For a week preceding the annual rush between the underclassmen the 
sophomores were kept busy with attempts of the industrious freshmen bill 
posters. On black Friday, Oct. 5, came the climax of ail the good nalured 
rivalry. The freshmen gathered around their flag hoisted on a post. Un- 
der perfect organization and attack the sophs succeeded in capturing the 
coveted flag of 10 10, and the rush was over. 

True Michigan college spirit has been displayed on several occasions this 
fall. On the nights previous to our big football games, between 4,000 and 
5,000 people would assemble in University Hall to take part in the singing 
and yell meetings. The new conference rules regulating the price of ad- 
mission have worked one good that can be recommended. A large section 
of the bleachers is reserved for the students only and the rooting from this 
section has been the best heard at Ann Arbor in years. 

The football situation c-ar/y this season looked rather gloomv as a result 
of the new conference rules, but at present wc have a clean record. W'e 
have played four of our five games and have been victorious in all of them. 
The games with Illinois and Vanderbilt were exceptionallv good. Until 
within a few minutes of the end of the second half in the Vanderl)ilt game 
the score stood 4 to 4. By a l)eautiful run of al)out 70 yards by our full- 
back, Michigan was able to claim a victory in one of the l)est games seen in 
Ann Arbor in years. Everything now is in preparation for the big game 
with Pennsylvania, November 17. \ big delegation of Michigan students 
will probably accompany the team to root for victory. We are well repre- 
sented on the team by Captain Curtis and Walter I), (iraham. 

According to statistics recently compiled Michigan is given rank as the 
third American college in attendance. We are excelled only l)y Columbia 
and Harvard. Our attendance this year is about 4,600 or an increase of 
about 500 over the attendance of last year. 

We have had pleasant visits this fall from many of our alumni and Phis 
from other chapters. Howard I). Davis. 

Ann Arbor. November 8, ic>o6. 



Indiana University is enjoying the most prosperous term in its long his" 
tory, the present enrollment being 1200 students. Work on the new $100,000 
library is being pushed rapidiy and it is expected to be under roof by Janu- 
ary I. Memorial services were held in the student building on November 11 


for Judge Geo. L. Reinhard who died during the summer vacation. Sena- 
tor James Hemenway was the principal speaker. 

Under the efficient coaching of Bro. Jas. M. Sheldon, Indiana's football 
team has made a good record. It has been defeated by Chicago, thus losing 
out in the race for the western championship. However, by winning from 
Notre Dame, 12-0, in a hard fought contest Indiana has a clear title to the 
state championship. Wabash was defeated early in the season and as both 
Notre Dame artd Wabash have beaten Purdue, Indiana's claim is undisputed. 
Bro. Chas. Tighe has played a sensational game at right half. He has also 
made a record at goal kicking, missing but one trial during the season. 

Bro. LeRoy Horniday, the crack distance runner, has been chosen cap- 
tain of the track team. Training is already in progress for the winter meets. 

Bro. M. M. Hobl)s of Salem, Ind., the only living charter member of 
Indiana Alpha was the guest of the chapter on November 1 1- 12. Bro. 
Hobbs is a well preserved old gentleman and entertained us with many inter- 
esting stories of the early life of the chapter. 

Bro. Chas. Kemp, '06, sjient a few days with us after the Chicago game. 
Bro. Kemp is engaged in the practice of law at Tipton, Ind. 

Bloomington, November, 10, i()o6. Walter J. Kkmp. 


Our football team has lately made the most wonderful record in the his- 
tory of the college's athletics. The Indiana University team defeated us by 
the narrow margin of 12 to 5. This team is undoul)tedly the strongest in 
the state. Wabash then played a no point game with Illinois University at 
Champaign. On October 27 the "Little Giants," as our athletes are known 
in the west, defeated Purdue, score 1 1 to i>. I'his is the first time Wabash 
has been able to run up the larger score against the old gold and black. 
We have only Karlham and DePauw to inset, our season closing on Novem- 
ber 17. Bro. Miller, '07, is playing quarterback for his fourth year. He is 
one of the best in the slate. Bro. Gipe, '00, is playing his second vear at 
right tackle and Bro. Sohl, '00, is at right half. His punting has been a 
feature of the games. The Phis of Indiana Beta, who accompanied the team 
to Champaign and LaFayetle were royally entertained by the chapters at 
these places. Alx>ut sixty visiting Phis called on us on October 7, the day 
of the Indiana game. 

We had the pleasure of entertaining Bro. Geo. Banta« Indiana, '76, 
and his son, on October 7 and 8. Bro. Will H. Hays also visited us on Oct- 
ober 7. 

Indiana Beta takes pleasure in introducing Bros. K. F. Hardman, P. B. 
West, H. McColloch and C. W. Allison. We have pledged Russell Lowe, 
'10, of Crawfordsville, and Will G. Masters, '00, of Seymour. 

Crawfordsville, November i, 1006. M. S. Lea MING. 


Since our last letter to The Scroll Indiana Gamma has moved into a 
new home. We have rented a beautiful new house, 136 Dillon Ave., and 
have established a chapter house of which we are justly proud. Our house 
committee, Bros. Davenport, Murray and Freeman, have arranged, for next 
week, a grand house warming, when we will throw open our home to the 
university students and professors, the Indianapolis alumni and our friends. 
This is only a stepping stone toward a permanent home of our own which 
we hope to possess in the near future. Together with the alumni association 


a building committee has been formed, upon which committee are Bro. 
Mofiett, chairman, and Bros. H. U. Brown and Frank Davidson. The com- 
mittee together with the men in the chapter is working earnestly toward the 
acquisition of a permanent chapter house. 

Indiana Gamma has pledged John C'. Witt, and Waldo B. Stein. * A 
has occasion to congratulate herself u{>on getting the cream of Butler fra- 
ternity initiates. 

The college faculty has removed the ban prohibiting intercollegiate 
basketball, therefore Butler will be represented by a strong hve which A'ill 
make a good showing for stale honors. Bro. Frank Davenport is varsity 
captain, and Bros. Freeman, Murray, Kingsbury and Fred Davenport will 
make splendid bids for positions. Therefore the school will, in all proba- 
bility, be represented by an all <l> A team, such as Butler had two years 
ago when we won the city league cup with a percentage of looo. 

Bro. Weer has been elected manager for the Indiana intercollegiate ten- 
nis association tournament, to be held on the Butler campus next June. He 
is also captain of the varsity tennis team. 

Indiana Gamma extends an earnest invitation to all Phis to visit us in our 
new home. I'ai'L W. Wkkr. 

Irvington, October 30, i(>o6. 


Franklin this fall opened her doors to the largest number of students in 
the history of the institution. The enrollment is 250. forty percent of which 
are freshmen. 

Our chapter of twenty, including Thikeias, we consider of ideal size and 
the honors bestowed upon her by faculty and student l>ody speak for the 
quality. Bro. V'an Riper, '07, is assistant professor of history. Bros. Mar- 
shall and Abbett are members of the Franklin publication board. Bro. Crecraft 
is business manager of the senior class and Phikeia Gerald Marshall is pres- 
ident of the freshman class. Bro. .\l)l)ett is secretary of the slate oratorical 

The Franklin footl)all team has had to date six games, and was victorious 
thrice. The team is made up principally or freshman and hence lacks ex- 

<i> A 6 is well represented by Bros. Van Riper. Douglas, Bryan. Donaker, 
Hall and Phikeia Overstreel. 

Our halls have just l>een recarpeted and we feel that we are justly proud 
of their appearance. 

Bros. Banta, Newlin, Gore and Phikeia Sellich of Hanover were recently 
guests of Franklin brothers. 

Bro. Wright, '06, is professor of history in the Anderson, Ind., high 
school, and Bro. Stott, '04, has relumed to Franklin and is engaged in lit- 
erary work. FAkis B. Smith. 

Franklin, November 12, 1906. 



As stated in our previous letter, our house was formally opened by our 
annual fall reception on October 8, about sixty people being present. The 
house was appropriately decorated and presented a very pleasing appearance. 

Although there is to be no football at Iowa Wesleyan this year, yet our 
new Seeley Y. M. C. A. building has opened a new tield in the athletic line. 


Great enthusiasm has l)een shown over a track team for the year, and bas- 
ketball, a new departure for the college, has received extraoiidinary support. 
* A e will be well, represented in both events. 

* A has again received her share of honors. Bro. John Q. McKinnon, 
'07, has been elected president of Hamlin literary society, the strongest in 
college. Bro. Clayton Brady, 'ot), was elected president of his class, while 
Ralph Westfall, one of our pledges, and the brother of Bro. Ed. Westfall, 
ex- '03, is president of the senior academy class. 

In addition to the pledges reported in our last letter, we desire to report 
also the name of Clyde Bates Hightshoe, '09, of C)ttumwa, Iowa. 

We were greatly pleased in receiving visits from Bro. Chas. P. Frantz, 
'96, a member of the university board of trustees, and also from Bro. Fred 
Beck, '03. Ray I. Tennant. 

Mount Pleasant, October, 30, 11)06. 


Coming back with fourteen men, Fowa Beta succeeded in pledging five 
freshmen, three of whom have been initiated. The three initiates are: 
Wendall Patterson, Iowa Falls, la.: William E. Purcell, Clinton, la.; Car- 
roll Denio, Alta, la. Following are the pledges: W^alier Stewart, Des 
Moines, la.; and George Stephenson, Burlington, la. 

Interest in college activities has been more marked in the chapter this 
year than ever before. Bro. R. E. Smith was appointed to the sophomore 
cotillion committee and was elected pan-hellenic editor of next year's 
Ifiuvkeye; Bro. L. L. Williams was elected vice-president of Hie Cjermania, 
an honorary German society; Bro. J. L. Oakes was elected president of Ivy 
Lane, an honorary undergraduate society, selected by this year's sophomore 
class to act business manager of the Ilaivkeyi' next year, and in addition is 
the manager of the dramatic club; Bro. C. L. Ely was elected class repre- 
sentative of the junior law class; Bro. H. M. Harwood was elected class rep- 
resentative of the junior class in the college of liberal arts; and Bro. B. V. 
Murphy is the athletic editor of the Iliuvki-ye this year. Bro. H. C. Pellon, 
'04, 1). D. S., was elected demonstrator in the senior dental clinic by the 
board of regents last summer and having accepted the position this fall 
again resides in the chapter house. 

Bro. McKenna of Illinois Delta, Bro. Dunshee of Colorado Alpha, and 
Bro. Kendrick of Iowa Alpha are in the universi^' this fall. 

Eleven members of Iowa Beta went on the excursion to Madison to attend 
the Iowa-Wisconsin game and while in Madison were royally entertained by 
Wisconsin Alpha. Their elegant new house proved an inspiration to the 
members of this chapter. 

This fall saw great activity in interfraternity circles and a permanent pan- 
hellenic league was organized, composed of the eight fraternities in the Uni- 
versity of Iowa. A constitution and by-laws were adopted and committees 
were appointed to arrange for a whist league and to confer with the univer- 
sity authorities as to the advisability of giving a large pan-hellenic party next 
April, the first in the history of the university. The whist league will be 
started next month. The popularity of the pan-hellenic movement is largely 
the result of the successful baseball league last si>ring in which * A 6 won 
the beautiful championship cup. 

Last year the University of Iowa had the largest percentage of increase 
in students of any university in the United States according to recently pub- 
lished statistics. This year although the exact figures have not been given 
out by the registrar, it has been learned from unofficial sources that the 


attendance will be even greater than last year and without doubt the 2cxx> 
mark will be passed. 

The faculty has been strengthened this year and with the substantial new 
building of natural science near completion, the university is enjoying one of 
the most prosperous years in its history. The steam laboratory constructed 
by the students the past summer will soon be in use and it is expected to 
prove of immense advantage to the engineering students. 

In football the Iowa squad has suffered from the recent rules of the con- 
ference which made about half of the candidates ineligible, but despite the 
severe handicaps, Iowa is represented by a good team. Bro. M. S. Catlin, 
Illinois Beta, is manager and assistant coach of the football team this fall. 
He succeeded John G. Chalmers as head of the department of athletics. 

Iowa City, November 7, ii>o6. H. .M. Harwood. 


Since the last issue of Thk Scroi.i. several important events connected 
with the university have occurred. The most important of these, perhaps, 
was the freshman-sophomore rush, which ended in a victory for the sopho- 
mores. It was the best conducted and cleanest of any in Missouri's history 
and reflected great credit on the upj^er classmen for the way in which it was 
handled. The football team has played only four games, so it is ti>o early 
to predict whether Missouri is to have a winning team or not. The glee 
■club promises to be one of the best, if not the best in the history of the in- 
stitution. The trip will be much more extensive than last year's and will 
probably last ten days or two weeks. The g-eat number of students en- 
rolled in the military department has necessitated the formation of a regi- 
ment, which is a part of the national guard. At the lime of the formation 
of the regiment Hro. Logan was raised in rank from the senior captain to 

Missouri Alpha is represented this year by Bro. Jewett on the football 
team, Bro. Potter on the glee club, Bro. Forgrave and Knighton on the band 
and Bro. Byers on the staff of Tlw Ind^'pcndrnt. 

During the last month the chapter received a visit from Bro. Chas. Lamb- 
Icin, president of Zeta province. He attended one of the fraternity meet- 
ings and the few words he addressed to the chapter were very interesting. 
Such visits from older men in the fraternity who are personally acijuainted 
with its history do much toward arousing the enthusiasm of the younger men 
and inspiring their conti(iince in the stability and greatness of the national 

Columbia, November 7, 1906. Caryi. .A. rDTri-.R. 


Hushing season here is now practically over, and we have added seven 
new mtn to our roll, two of them having been mentioned in our last letter to 
The Scroll. The five men initiated since then are Henry Priest Allee, 
O.ean, Mo.; Cleves Sylvester Fisher and John Stevens Penney, St. Louis, 
Mo.; Osie Liegh Mclntire, Fulton, .Mo.; and John Thomas Ready. Sedalia, 
Mo. In addition to these, we have pledged John Agnew Biggerstaff and 
James Washburn Halderman, La Belle, Mo. Two other men are pledged, 
but are not as yet wearing buttons. 

The chapter house movement is now well under way. The new chapter 
house committee elected for this year is composed of Bros. McKee, Miller 
and Hoss. They went to work at once and hope, with the able assistance 
of Bros. C. F. Lamkin and K. C. Henderson, to whom the chapter is deeply 


indebted, to be able to bej^in work on the house this fall. We are now rent- 
ing the same house we were in last year. 

The football team this year is making a fine showing, notwithstanding 
their defeat by Central College last week. This was occasioned by the crip- 
pled condition of the team. To coach Knight due credit should be given 
for turning out this team. * A is represented on the squad by Bros. Par- 
ker, Mclntire, Penney, and Miller, while Bro. Miller is manager of the team. 

At the close of the baseball season last spring, Bro. Lasley was elected 
captain of the 1007 team. Bro. Lasley has not yet returned, but will be 
back in college the second term. 

The first edition of this year's Westminster Monthly^ appeared recently. 
Bros. Rice and McKee are on the staff, Bro. Rice as alumni editor, and Bro. 
McRee as local editor. 

Uuring the past few weeks we have enjoyed visits from several out of town 
Phis: Bro. C. F. Lamkin, president of Zeta province, spent the first week of 
college with us. Bro. W'. E. E. Koepler, of last year's chapter, who is trav- 
eling for L). L. Auld, has been with us on two occasions, on the last accom- 
panied bv Bro. R. H. Stevens, Jr., also of last year's chapter. During the 
past week, Bro. Harry Henderson, Missouri Beta, was with us; also Bros. 
Powell and Hamacher, of last year's chapter. In addition to these, we have 
frequent visits from Bros. L. W. White, W^estminster and Colorado, and 
J. L. Edwards, Westminster; Bro. W. H. Forsythe, a medical missionary to 
Korea, is now in our midst. 

Missouri Beta wishes expressly to thank all brothers for information as to 
new men, and also to extend a hearty welcome to all visiting Phis. 

Fultcn, November 6, u>o6. Robt. S. McKee. 


Kansas Alpha wishes to introduce to the fraternity nine new brothers. 
They are Will Perry, Howard Mervine, Clifford Leonard, Arthur Seddon 
and Maurice Breidenthal of Kansas City: John Power of Lawrence; Frank 
Ix)stutter and Charles Vernon of Emporia; and John Coyle of Guthrie, Okla. 
These together with the tifleen old men returned give us a chapter very 
worth of representing <l> A 9 here. 

For the last few years the University of Kansas has shown a decided 
increase in the number of its students and the enrollment this year is nearly 
1800, an increase over last year of about 200. During the summer work 
was begun on the §100,000 gymnasium, but it will be some time before it 
can be used. 

Kansas has been fairly successful in football this season, its only defeat 
being administered by St. Louis University, which is said to have the strong- 
est team in the west. There is a great deal of interest taken in the Nebraska- 
Kansas game to be played November 17. This is the first game played by 
these schools, in three years and of course there is a great amount of rivalry 
between them. 

Among honors that have fallen to the chapter here, Bro. Eaton, '08, has 
been elected Phi Delta Phi and Bros. Ellis, '00, and Leonard, '10, represent 
us in the dramatic club. Bros. Barleldes, '08, and Peet, '09, represent us 
in the mandolin club and Bros. Rowland, '00, and Power, '10, are members 
of the glee club. Bro. Power also is a member of the freshman football team. 

Kansas Alpha wishes to acknowledge the visit of many Phis and the help 
which was given us in rushing season from our alumni. Thr Kansas City 
alumni and especially Bro. Cowles were very active in helping us. We would 


be very glad to receive visits from all Phis who happen to be in town and 
urge that they look us up. Thomas M. VanCi.kavk. 

Lawrence, November 6, 1906. 


Colorado opened on September 10. The chapter has exceedingly bright 
prospects for the coming year. Sixteen old meml)ers returned. Some of 
these had l>een out of school a year or more. Bro. Whitaker, who attended 
the Colorado school of mines last year, is with us again. Hro. Lightburn 
only remained away the last semester of last year. Bros. Mc('«)y and Daniels 
after working for the last year or two have also entered school. Bro. Brown 
is doing work in absentia and will in all prob.ibility return for next semester. 
Bro. H. H. IvOgan, Texas Beta, is an affiliate. Colorado Alpha takes great 
pleasure in introducing the following men as future Phis: Harry M. 'dim- 
mers. Alma; Leon Stanford Fairley, Colorado Springs; Ralph CarlysleSitiith, 
Denver; Joseph Wiimar ]*ufahl. Colorado Springs. 

The new chemistry building is nearly completed. It will be one of the 
finest in the west. 

We have two men out for the football team. Prospects for a winning 
team are good. On October 6 we delealed I)enver Cniversity, b-o. 

<i> A 6 is receiving iis share of college honors. In recent elections, Bro. 
Whitaker was elected leader of the glee club and Bro. Castellucci leader of 
the mandolin club. 

X has installed a chapter here and ^ A E has moved into a home of its 
own. There is a pan-hellenic organization among the sororities, a two weeks' 
pledge rule is in effect. No such organization or rule exists among the fra- 

Our annual initiation and banquet will occur on October 27. We expect 
a large number of alumni, of this and other chapters, residing in the slate, 
to be present. 

Owing to the sad death of Bro. Twichell the chapter had no social func- 
tion for some time after the opening of college. Bro- Twichell died in Los 
Angeles from pneumonia, which resulted from a narrow escape from drowning. 

All Phis, who may be near us at any time during the year, are cordially 
invited to make us a visit. 

Boulder, October 14, uk>6. L. P. Kkrris. 



It is with a sense of just pride that I write to the December Scroll about 
the splendid condition of the university and our dear old Georgia .Alpha. 
The university is making very decided forward steps in every line. I'he reg- 
istration shows a good increase in attendance over last year. The faculty is 
being enlarged by the addition of several new members: Prof. Kilpatrick, 
formerly of Mercer, has been selected to assist in mathematics; Pn)f .Aker- 
man is in charge of the new department of forestry, and it is generally under- 
stood that another assistant will soon be working in the English department. 
Everything is being done to forward the great "Campus Extension Move- 
ment," which if carried out will place Georgia ahead of anything in the 
south. Work has commenced on a new infirmary that will be thoroughly 
adequate to meet the present need. 

Georgia is progressing very rapidly in the athletic world. We have a 
strong, fast football team that is making more than a creditable showing. 


Although we have lost two out of three games played there is no element of 
disgrace present. Every loyal student and supporter of the university is 
looking forward with the keenest interest possible to the contest with Georgia 
Tech on Saturday. Much depends on this game and it promises to be a 
very hard fought battle. * A is most honorably represented on varsity 
by Bros. Smith, K., right half, Graves, right end, Thurman, left end, Mc- 
Whorter F., sub tackle. They are all gritty players, deserving every bit of 
the praise and commendation received. 

Bros. Middlebrooks and Carter won out by superior team work, in the 
tennis doubles. Bro. Carter was also the runner-up and gave Dean a hot 
race for the championship. 

The officers of the Pandora^ our college annual, have been chosen, and 
as usual * A 6's representative has a prominent place. Two editors-in-chief 
were elected, one of whom is Bro. Phil Davis. 

During the last two months several visiting Phis have called on us, among 
whom were Bros. Sibley of Vandcrbilt, now coaching G. M. A.; Cunning- 
ham of Kmory; McWhorter, V., Georgia, '04. Georgia Alpha appreciates 
these calls and extends a most hearty welcome to all visiting Phis. 

All the students are pleased to hear that Maj. J. M. Kimborough will 
sc»on be commanding our cadet corps again. Maj. Kimborough, who, by 
the way, is a Phi, was ordered to go with his regiment to Cuba, when the 
recent trouble broke out. 

Some needed improvements have recently been made upon the home of 
Georgia Alpha and this makes it the nicest, most desirable chapter house in 
the city. Harry R. Slack, Jr. 

Athens, November 8, 1906. 


The excitement and work of spiking season is over and Emory College 
has settled into her regular routine. The first athletic event was the cross 
country relay race, on ()clober 22, which resulted in a victory for the sopho- 
mores. The football season opened Octol>er 29, with a double-header be- 
tween the seniors and juniors and the sophomores and freshmen. Victory 
came to the seniors and sophomores. In football, Georgia Beta is repre- 
sented by Bros. McGregor, '07; Smith, '08; Solomon, '08; Hill, '09; Hinton, 
'09; Reagan, '09; Pitts, '09; Clay, '10: Hammond, '10 and Wood, '10. 

In the fall elections, Georgia Beta received three times as many offices as 
any other fraternity chapter here. Bro. Arnold, '08, is class historian; Bro. 
McGregor, '07, is captain of field sports; Bro. Reagan, '09, is sophomore 
football manager and Bros. Smith, '08, Hill, 'ch), and Clay, '10, are cap- 
tains of their respective class football teams. 

Our chapter is in a fine condition both internally and externally. It has 
men taking a prominent stand in every phase of college life and it is now 
enjoying one of the most prosperous years in its history. 

Oxford, November i, 1906. W. A. Dozier. 


The first month of the session is over and everyl)ody has settled down to 
hard work. We regret very much to report the loss of Bro. T. V. Magruder, 
who left Tech. to take a law course in some other institution. 

Georgia Delta has now an ideal chapter of twenty-one men who will 
guard carefully the interests of * A 6 at Georgia Tech. 

Our first college game of football was played October 20, with Sewanee. 
Although we were beaten by a score of 16 to o, we are not in the least 


discouraged and feel certain that we will have a very successful season. The 
game was doubly interesting; to the Phis present from the fact that the cap- 
tains of both teams are This. Bro. Watkins, who plays center for Sewanee 
and Bro. Davies who plays halfback for Tech. 

Our second game was won from Davidson, by Bro. Brown, who kicked 
goal from the forty yard line. 

We were delighted to have with us recently Bros. Pitts, Solomon, Wood 
and Smith of Emory College. Bros. C. S. Blakeney from Randolph-Macon 
has been with us for the last two weeks and will enter college next month. 

Bro. G. A. Heton of Washington and Jefferson was with us for a while, 
but was compelled to return home on account of the serious illness of his 
brother. G. M. SxoirT 

Atlanta, October 28, itK)6. 


Alabama is doing well this year in evervthing. The university is in a 
flourishing condition and many improvements are contemplated. Only last 
week there was a meeting of university men in Birmingham in the interest 
of the greater university. Bros. Robert Jcmison and Louis V. Clarke are 
leaders in the movement. Similar meetings are being held all over the state. 

The Phis who did not return this year are somewhat scattered. Tom Cat- 
chings, '05, has a position in New York; Frank Clark, '05, is in the real 
estate business in Birmingham; Joseph H. Miller, '05, is with the L. and N. 
R. R. in Birmingham; Kdgar Clarkson, '06, is practicing law in Mobile; 
W^illiam S. Mudd, '06, is studying law at the I'niversity of Virginia; Robert 
Steiner, '06, is studying law at Harvard; James Browder, ex- 07, has a posi- 
tion in Birmingham; Monroe Lanier, ex-'oy, is studying medicine at the 
Birmingham Medical College; Walter Dudley Seed, ex-'o8, is in the Naval 
Academy at Annapolis; Joseph Browder, ex- '09, is at the .Mabama Polytech- 
nic Institute at Auburn; while Arthur Drane, e\-'og, is in New N'ork. 

We are represented on the glee club, which has just been selected, by 
Bro. Anglin White. Four Phis played in our last football game: Wash 
Moody, Harmon Lampley, Sterling Lanier, and Max Moody. We have a 
good team this year, so far having won all but the Vanderbilt game. 

We are still working hard on our chapter house and hope, by the next 
issue of Thk Scroll, to be able to report that work has been begun on the 
house itself. Charles C. Hkidt, Jr. 

University, October 26, 1906. 


Mid-term examinations are past and every Auburn man finds himself 
necessarily settling down to hard work. Next comes the Thanksgiving recess, 
and then term examinations, which begin on or about December 12. 

Although the application to work may be persistent, it is not all absorb- 
ing, for football receives its generous share of interest. The team has done 
fairly well, though it is not what it has been in the past. We have a good 
bunch of men out, but they lack a certain cohesive unity — a power to stick 
together in critical stages. Until that is reached, we can expect no better than 
close defeat such as Georgia Tech inflicted on November 3, ii-o, and Sewa- 
nee the week before, 10-5. There still remain three games, those with Uni- 
versity of Alabama, Clemson and University of Georgia. Little can be said 
of other branches of athletics; so far basketball looks promising. <l> A is 
represented in the glee club by Bros. Burgess, Brasfield, Buchanan, Mayes 


and Haralson, Bro. HrasReld being secretary. At .1 recent meeting of the 
athletic association Bro. Burgess was elected assistant manager of the foot- 
ball team for this season. He will be manager for the season of 1907. 

Miss Clyde Merrill of Anniston, Ala., was chosen sponsor for Auburn 
during the Auburn-Sewanee game in Birmingham October 26. Bro. Burgess 
is to be congratulated in securing one so fair for that occasion. 

Since our last letter we have initiated and take pleasure in presenting as a 
brother William Barnes, 'cx>, Entaw, .Ma. 

Bro. Wm. Winship, Georgia Delia, has recently entered college, and will 
be affiliated stjjiie time in the near future. 

Bro. Lipscomb will represent Alabama Bela at the province convention in 
Macon, Ga., rhanksg)viiig week. 

We received a visit from Hro. Tinker, Pennsylvania Zeta, recently. 

Auburn, November 5. 1006. T»l()S. V. Watson. 



The board of trustees met here on November i, and elected President 
Kincannon, of the Stale Industrial Institute and College, as chancellor of 
the university. As yet he has not accepted the position, (ireat interest has 
been manifested in the election and now that a man has been selected, all 
friends of the university hope that he will accept and take charge of the af- 
fairs of his office. At the same meeting the powers and authority of the 
chancellor were greailv increased and the office of business manager al>olished, 
his duties being put in the hands of the chancellor. 

Work on the science hall is progressing rapidly. The building is located 
between the power house and the east dormitory. The contracts for several 
profess<irs' residences have been let along with those for some other small 
buildings; parts of the campus are strewn with timber, brick and building ma- 
terials and work will soon be begun. 

lender Hammond our team is making a good record, having won from 
Tulane, L. S. U., and others, losing to Vanderbilt alone. Prospects for a 
brilliant finish are good and we expect a great victory over A. and M. Thanks- 
giving in Jackson. We hope that many of the brothers will be at the game 
and that we will be able to have a dinner. 

*'Setting" season is not over. We have initiated into the fraternity 
Rundle Smith, Vicksburg; John Aldridge, Estill; L. P. Jones, Sallisaw, Ok., 
formerly of Oxford; Cornelius Henry, Vazoo City; C. P. Hall, Charleston; 
and Burt H. Storm, Brookhaven. All, except the last two, have brothers 
or relatives who are alumni of our chapter. 

Recently we had a most pleasant visit from Bro. McClurg, '79. 

The chapter is in excellent condition and we hope that all Phis who chance 
to be in Oxford will come out to see us. Robert SomerviHe, Jr. 

University, November 5, 1906. 


Louisiana Alpha takes great pride and pleasure in introducing to the fra- 
ternity ten new brothers, viz: Kdward Henry Chambers, Lee Richards Mc- 
Millan, Donald Renshaw, Kdwin Thomas Russell, Micah Flint Seip, Will 
Hailes Tippin. Hubert Henry Tippin, (leorge Sebastian West, Malnor Atkin- 
son Shumard, and James Frank Bean. The first nine mentioned are fresh- 
men from the academic; the last named is also a freshman but comes from 
the medical. Bro. Miles Abernathy Watkins, Tennessee Beta, is again with 


us and is a valuable addition to our chapter. All counted the chapter con- 
sists of eighteen men. 

It might prove interesting in order to show the standard of Louisiana 
Alpha, to show that of other fraternities at Tulane. A T ft has 17 men; 
A K E, 7; A T A, 6; 2 A E, 10: 2 X, 10; K 2, 17; K A, 14; H K A, ii; 
* K 2, 11; 2 N, II. 

A new medical fraternity has entered Tulane. X Z X, there is room for it 
as the attendance this year reaches the 500 mark. 

At the academic a ribbon society has recently been organized, it is called 
Pop and Bolt. Bro. Russell, '08, is a member. 9 N E has reentered the 
university and several of our brothers are members of it. At Newcomb <l> M 
has made its appearance; the sorority is not very large and is expanding 

Newcomb will rebuild shortly on a much larger sjale and there is no 
doubt that it will be the largest woman's college in the south. 

In athletics Tulane has experienced a serious drawback on account of the 
one year rule of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, which bars 
a player who has played in another college withm one year. In spite of this, 
however, we have a good team and a good coach. Coach Russ hails from 
Brown University. We have played against Howard College of Birming- 
ham, the score resulting in a tie. The game played with Mississippi was 
fatal, for Mississippi won by a score of 17 to o. 

4> A 8 is represented on the team by Bros. Gully and Bean. Bro. Bean 
is right guard, while Bro. Gully is left halfback and is the star of the team. 
Games have been scheduled withSewanee, Vanderbilt, Mississippi A. and M. 
and others, and we intend to eat them up. 

There is only one thing that we regret and that is that we cannot all 
attend the national convention; however though al)sent in body, l^uisiana 
Alpha will be present in spirit. Jamks J. Fortier. 

New Orleans, November 7, it>o6. 


Up to date the registration in the University of Texas, department of 
medicine excepted, has reached 1,340 students. This is an encouraging in- 
crease over last year's attendance. About 150 freshmen came in, among 
their number a good deal of fraternity material. Texas Beta bade three 
men and pledged all of them. Initiation was held on Oct. 13. Our new 
brothers are: John McMeans, Palestine; Clair Gannon, Dallas: and Robert 
Penn, Austin. We take pleasure in introducin^jj them to the fraternity. 

The men's pan-hellenic at Texas has a membership of twelve chapters; 
the woman's six — making eighteen Greek letter societies in alK with a mem- 
bership of 340 or about thirty-three and one-third per cent, of the student 
body. Fifteen out of the eighteen fraternities represented have chapter 

Athletics are flourishing. The football team has made a good record, hav- 
ing scored 71 points against its opponents' nothing. By the time this letter 
is published, the team will be on its trip. The games scheduled are with 
Arkansas* Oklahoma and Vanderbilt. Bro. Duncan continues to hold his 
star record as left end. He made his "T" in his freshman year and is now 
one of the strongest men on the team. 

Bro. Sutton has been elected president of the University German club. 

Bros. Burgher, Baker, Norrell and Slayton sing in the glee club. 


Since our last letter we have had visits from Bro. I. V. Duncan, a former 
student at the university; Bro. Mann, M. I)., of Texas Gamma; and Bro. 
Caldwell of Kentucky Alpha-Delta. 

Austin, October, 21, 1906. R. W. Stayton, Jr. 


Since the last letter we have initiated three men, whom we are very glad 
to be able to present to the fraternity as brothers. They are: Wellborn B. 
Boon, Tyler, Texas; Charles A. Walker, Craft, Texas; and Robert V. Wil- 
liams, Whitewrijjht, Texas. 

Since the opening everything connected with the college has been moving 
along very smoothly and without special incident. There is a marked increase 
of interest in track athletics this year. We a**e to have a meet on November 
17 with some of the Texas colleges and a team has been developed which 
will no doubt hold its own. 

Work on our house is progressing steadily, though not very rapidly on 
account of the scarcity of labor. 

A few of Texas Gamma's honors were omitted through oversight from the 
last letter. Bro. Moore is president of the council of honor and is secretary 
of the debating council. Pledge Tott is on the preparatory school Interme- 
diate debate. Bro. Wheeler is on the executive committee of the athletic 

We are looking forward with much interest to the convention and we 
hope several members of Texas Gamma beside the delegate will attend. 
Recently we had the pleasure of a visit from Bro. T. C. Turk, '06. 

We have no chapter house at present but we hope that visiting Phis will 
make our boarding places their homes while in Georgetown. 

Georgetown, November 8, 1906. John D. Wheeler. 



Since the publication of the last Scroll, Rugby has been given its tirst 
real test as a college sport and a substitute for the old inter-collegiate foot- 
ball. Before a large and intensely interested crowd of spectators, the fresh- 
man fifteen of the University of California defeated the first year men of 
Stanford by the score of 3-0 — and on their home grounds. During the first 
half, the honors were equally divided but in the second, the wearers of the 
blue and gold braced up and kept the ball near the cardinal goal line. The 
score was made on a penally kick from the thirty yard line. 

There seems to be little doubt as to the true worth of Rugby. It is here 
on the coast to stay. The student body of California has backed up the 
players with admirable spirit and has come to like the new game better than 
the old. At the games against a picked team from British Columbia, larger 
crowds were present than ever attended the old game. The two matches 
our team played with the fifteen from Vancouver plainly showed the unques- 
tionable superiority of our athletes over those of Canada. In spite of the 
short time that we have had to learn the game, our men outplayed veteran 
players who have been at Rugby from their childhood days. 

As an aid to another branch of athletics, the fraternities have joined 
together and formed an inter-fraternily baseball league, of which Bro. 
Tyssowski, '08, is treasurer and secretary. Two games are played a week 
and as a hundred dollar loving cup goes to the winning nine, great interest 
is being shown. In our first match we defeated the 6 A X's by 12 to 11. 


The first production of a classic play by the dramatic club was a i^reat 
success. By an excellent caste of student actors, Shakespeare's rollicking 
comedy, **The Merry Wives of Winsdor," was presented in the Greek 
theatre on the last Saturday of October. Garnet Holme, formerly stage 
manager for Forl)es Robertson and Ben Greet, coached the players. The 
moonlight added much to the l)eauty of the stage and helped to attract a large 
audience. Bro. Carroll Stilson, '10, as Fenton, won merited applause. 

The boating outlook for this season is brighter than ever l>efore. Money 
is being raised to purchase two eights from the east. The boat club show 
brought in sufficient money to purchase several new lx>ats as well as free the 
club from debt for the first time in its existence. 

At the last annual "running" of the Skull and Key honor society, Bro. 
Alfred Salisbury, '07, was among the neophytes. 

The Pajamerino rally which is usually given in the Greek theater was 
held in Harmon Gymnasium on account of the rain. The gym was crowded 
with an enthusiastic bunch of students. Among the speakers were Bro. 
Torry, '95, and Bro. Judge Melvin, '8<>. Bro. Bingham, '06, this year's 
yell leader, clothed in the appropriate rohc de nuit^ lead the serpentine 
around the gym. rHiiii' S. Thachkr. 

Berkeley, November 6, 1006. 


Rugby holds the attention of the student l>ody at Stanford these days. 
Although defeated by California in the annual freshman contest on October 
13 by a 3-0 score, the varsity candidates were not in the least discouraged. 
On the contrary this defeat instilled in them a spirit of determination to do better 
in the varsity game. Under the careful guidance of coaches Lanagan and 
Bansbach, the Stanford fifteen expects to give a good account of itself on 
November 10, in California Field at Berkeley. The success of Rugby will 
probably depend largely upon the outcome of this game. The two teams 
have defeated the strong Vancouver aggregation and show from the result 
of these games that they have become thoroughly acquainted with the style 
of play called for in Rugby. It is needless to say that a good contest is ex- 
pected. <fr A is represented on the varsity by Bro. Chalmers, '07, who 
plays **center three-quarters.'' 

Work on the university buildings is progressing very rapidly and it will 
not l)e long before the quadrangles are the same as before the earihcjuake. 
The arch has been taken down and the last operations are being done in 
razing the gymnasium and library buildings. 

The construction of the new athletic field is still being carried on. The 
present outlook points to the completion of the new track within a few weeks. 
Work on the new baseball diamond has been started and it is hojied to have 
this finished for next spring's training in that line of athletics. 

Among the much needed improvements on the campus, are the construc- 
tion of an electric line connecting the university comnmnity with San Jose 
and Palo Alto, and the new automobile road, to be used exclusively by the 
"benzine buggies." These two means of transportation will satisfy a long 
felt want and will be of great convenience to students and visitors. 

Of the university in general, little may be said. The first semester ends 
December 19 and the second will begin on January g. The chapter house 
will remain open during the holidays and California Beta trusts that any Phi 
who may be in the vicinity will not hesitate to visit the chapter at any time. 

Stanford University, November 10, it)o6. W. W. Bkhi.ow. 



Tulane — Robert G. Robinson, '06, is attending Princeton 

Lombard — Athol R. Brown, '03, is editor of the Galesburg, 
Evening Mail. 

Kansas — Melvin H. Taylor, '01, was married on October 
14 to Miss Alice Spalding. 

Butler — Demarchus C. Brown, '79, was recently elected 
state librarian of Indiana. 

Vanderbilt — C. R. Baskerville, '97, is instructor of English 
at the University of Texas. 

Vanderbilt — Theodore B. Bethea, '93, is in the real estate 
business at Montgomery, Ala. 

Franklin — Dr. Parley Monroe has removed to Mexico City 
where he has a large medical practice. 

Broivn — Lewis F. Hall, '03, was married on October 10 to 
Miss Eleanor Beers at Bridgeport, Conn. 

Mercer — H. B. Nichols, '05, was married on October 17, 
1906, to Miss Louise Greene, of Fort Valley, Ga. 

Kansas — Louis J. Flint, '04, was married on October 31 to 
Miss Edith LeVan. They will reside in Chicago. 

Tulane — Frank T. Copp, Jr., '96, is with the Ft. Wayne 
Electric Co., at 1009 Hennen Building, New Orleans. 

Tulane — Hammond H. Hinton, '04, was married on No- 
vember 7 to Miss Velma Venable of Lumberton, Miss. 

Iowa — Frank B. Reid, '01, is in the service of the General 
Electric Co., at 512 Kittredge Building, Denver, Colorado. 

Wabash — Marshall Van Meter Robb, '00, was married on 
June 6, 1906, to Miss Virginia Hutchinson, of Danville, 111. 

DePauw — J. E. Crews, '82, is state manager for Texas for 
the Wells, Fargo Express Co., with headquarters at Houston. 

Wisconsin — A. G. Paul, '96, is assistant secretary and 
treasurer of the East Coast Lumber Co., at Watertown, P'la. 

Union — Dr. Walter Ennis Hays, '02, is practicing his pro- 
fession at the Polyclinic Hospital, 1818 Lombard St., Phila- 


Tulane — Colgate Scudder, 'oi, is with Hopkins and Eicks, 
attorneys at law, room 400, Tobin Building, St. Louis, Mo. 

Lafayette — Joseph O, Skinner, '02, has opened an office 
for the general practice of law at 164 Market St., Newark, 
N. J. 

Missouri — Percy Napton, '01, has removed to Butte, Mon- 
tana, where he is associated with his brother in the practice 
of law. 

Vanderbilt — Dr. Harry S. Vaughn, '94, has removed from 
Kansas City to Nashville, where he will continue the practice 
of dentistry. 

Cornell — John S. Kittle, '06, was married on October 10, 
1906, to Miss Alma Burke at the First Presbyterian church of 

Dartmouth — In the July number of the Annals of the Avi- 
eriean Aeademy was an article by H. J. Hapgood, '96, of 
Hapgood's, New York. 

Brown — George G. Bass, '00, was married on June 11 to 
Miss Florence Elizabeth Greene, of Brookline, Mass. Their 
home is in Hyde Park, Mass. 

Texas — E. P. R. Duval, '01, is an instructor in mathema- 
tics at the University of Wisconsin. He received the degree 
of M. A. from Harvard in 1904. 

Michigan — Fred Lovvrie, '01, was married to Miss Charlotte 
Banford on September 29. He is a hustling agent for Lowrie 
and Robinson, a lumber firm of Detroit. 

W. ^^ J. — Harry G. Sloan, '02, was recently graduated 
with honors from Johns Hopkins University medical school. 
He is at the Lakeside Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Dickinson — Charles O. Appleman, '03, head of the chair of 
biology at Lombard C'oUege, received the degree of doctor 
of biology this fall from the University of Chicago. 

Pennsylvania — Harold B. Beitler, '03, was married on Oct- 
ober 16 to Miss Ethel Eisenbrey. They will be at home 
after December i at 1933 Master St., Philadelphia. 

Richmond — William W. Trice, ^93, is assistant cashier of 
the Citizen's Bank and Trust Co., of Tampa, Florida. Bro. 
Trice is one of the most progressive young men of Tampa. 


Buchtel — Charles O. Rundell, '98, for the past ^\^ years 
vice-principal of the Tabor Academy, Marion, Mass., has 
been called to the principalship of Buchtel Academy, Ohio. 

Lombard — Frank C. Ayars, '04, was married on Septem- 
ber 18 to Miss Nell Needham, of Racine, Wisconsin. Bro. 
Ayars will have direct charge of his fruit farm near Los An- 
geles, Cal. 

Columbia — Oscar W. Ehrhorn, '98, an opponent of the 
machine, is contesting the republican leadership of the seventh 
assembly district of New York. He is an attorney at 149 

Miavii — Thornwell Y.. Walker, '99, son of Rev. Faye 
Walker, Miami, '68, was married on June 18 to Miss Henri- 
etta Tisch of Philadelphia. Their home is at 818 North 26th 
St., Philadelphia. 

Vermont — Thomas C. Cheney, '91, was elected in Septem- 
ber to the Vermont house of representatives and it is said that 
he is sure to be elected speaker. He has had a long and effi- 
cient career as clerk of that body. 

Butler — John Th. Lister, '97, has removed from Morgan 
Park, 111., where he was teaching, and is representing the North- 
western Mutual Life Insurance Co., with headquarters at mi 
Citizens' Building, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Virginia--^, R. Williams, '05, will coach the Clemson, S. 
C, football team this fall. He has lately become associated 
in the practice of law at Roanoke, Va., with Mr. Lucian H. 
Cocke, counsel in Virginia for the Norfolk & Western R. R. 

Hanovet — The October Railway Journal, of Chicago, con- 
tains an interesting article by W. B. Barr, '75, on **The West 
a Training for Railway Presidents." It abounds with por- 
traits and character sketches of some of the most noted of the 
presidents of railway companies. 

Centre — Adlai E. Stevenson, '60, former vice-president, is 
said to be writing a book dealing with incidents in his experi- 
ences for the last fifty years, especially of the days of Lincoln, 
Douglas, Swett and other notables. He has been collecting 
data for it for many years. His observations concerning 
public men and life in Washington will have a place in the 


Vanderbilt and Pennsylvania — Dr. Robert F. Mc Reynolds, 
'92 and '95, will be married in December to Miss Francis 
Coulter, of Los Angeles, Cal. Dr. McReynolds is practicing 
medicine in Philadelphia. He is a brother of Hon. J. C. 
McReynolds, Vanderbilt '82, assistant attorney general of the 
United States. 

Purdue — Oliver M. Babcock, '06, the star shortstop of the 
Purdue nine, has by his untiring efforts and exceptional abil- 
ity, won the Wilbur scholarship, the most coveted honor that 
can be besto\fed upon a student of the university. This is 
the second time this honor has fallen to a **P" man and a 
Phi, the other being Bro. John F. (J. Miller, of Detroit, who 
was captain of the 1902 Purdue football team. 

Iowa Wesleyan — John F. Riggs, '81, is superintendent of 
public instruction for the state of Iowa. On September 12 
he delivered the matriculation address at Iowa Wesleyan. 
Bro. Riggs has filled his high office with great ability, even 
with satisfaction, it is said, to his political opponents. It will 
be recalled in this connection that Bro. Fassett .A. Cotton, 
Butler^ *o2, is superintendent of public instruction for the 
state of Indiana. 

Westminster — Dr. Colin A. McPheeters, '90, has been 
elected president of Synadical (College, Fulton, Mo. Bro. 
McPheeters rhakes the fourth college president Missouri Beta 
has produced, the others being Dr. Creorge Frederick Ay res, 
*87, president of Lindenwood College, St. Charles Mo.; Dr. 
Matthew Howell Reaser, ^87, president of Wilson College, 
Chambersburg, Pa.; and Dr. Frederic W. Hinitt, '90, presi- 
dent of Central University, Danville, Ky. 

Ohio Wesleyan — The Western Christian Advotate of Octo- 
ber 3 contains a strong sermon by Rev. R. 1). Hollington, 
'92, pastor of St. Paul's Methodist church, Toledo, O.. with 
portrait of Bro. Hollington. The same paper shows that 
Rev. E. E. McCammon, '88, is pastor of the Methodist 
church at Sidney, Ohio, and that Rev. C. R. Havinghorst, 
Iowa Wesleyan '82, is presiding elder of the Bellefontaine 
district with headquarters at Bellefontaine. 

Vanderbilt — William Harrison Jackson, '85, was this fall 
the democratic nominee for congressman from the thirteenth 
district of New York. Although the district was hopelessly 
republican, Bro. Jackson ran a very creditable race. He is 
a son of the late Justice Howell E. Jackson of the U. S. 


Supreme court, and is a native of Tennessee. For many 
years he was a member of the bar of Cincinnati and served a 
term there as a judge of the superior court. He has a law 
office at No. ii William St., New York. He is a brother of 
Howell E. Jackson, Jr., Vanderbilt^ '90, and a nephew of 
Robert F. Jackson, Vanderbili, *8i. 

Case — Charles DeForest Chandler, '03, is a captain in the 
signal corps of the U. S. army. He has become expert in 
balloon work and took part in the balloon race of the Aero 
Club of America on October 20 at Pittsfiela, Mass. Bro. 
Chandler, it is predicted, will achieve fame in the investiga- 
tion of this, one of the most difficult of signal corps prob- 
lems. He is well known in military circles, young as he is, 
for his work in the field of military telegraphs and cables. 
He helped to push the military lines in the Phillippines 
through jungles and revolution, when bolo men cut down both 
his wires and his soldiers. He had charge of a cable ship 
later, that connected out of the way islands in the archipelago 
with Manila, and he sailed direct from these lagoons, where 
Malay pirates had their headquarters to Polar waters, where 
he superintended the work of laying the Alaskan cables. 

Mississippi — Clarence Lee Sivley, '93, of Oxford, Miss., 
has been elected professor of law in the University of Mississ- 
ippi to succeed ex-governor Shands. A correspondent of the 
Memphis Commercial Appeal recently wrote of him: 

He is one of the foremost young attorneys of the state, the son of the 
late W. R. Sivley of Hinds county. He graduated in law at the University 
of Mississippi in the class of 1893, under Chief Justice A. H. Whitfield, 
taking a diploma of highest distinction. Immediately after his graduation 
he formed a partnership with Justice Whitfield which continued until Mr. 
Whitfield was appointed to the supreme bench. His next partnership was 
formed with Hon. James Stone of this place and has continued until the 
present time. The firm of Stone cS: Sivley is one of the best known in the 
state and is retained by the Illinois Central Railway, the Western Union Tel- 
egraph Company and the Cumberland Telephone Company. Mr. Sivley 
has always been one of the most popular citizens of this county, and while 
he has never sought political preferment his friends have for years urged 
him to become a candidate for congress from this district. Both Mr. Sivley 
and the board have received many congratulations on his election* and the 
young men of the state see in his election a recognition of the younger and 
most progressive element of the stale. 

Ohio State — Frank William Rane, '91, was on September 
7 elected state forester of Massachusetts by the executive 
council upon the nomination of Gov. Guild. His office is 
room 7, State House, Boston. This honor is richly deserved 


for Bro. Rane's career in his profession is one of distinction. 
He is a native of Michigan and was educated at Ohio State and 
Cornell universities. P'rora 1892 to 1895 he was professor of 
agriculture and horticulture in West Virginia University. 
From 1895 to this year he was connected with the New Hamp- 
shire College of Agriculture, first as professor of agriculture 
and then as professor of forestry and horticulture. He was 
the organizer and secretary of the West Virginia State Horti- 
cultural Society, and has been also a member of the follow- 
ing societies: Society for the Promotion of Agricultural Sci- 
ence, Society of Economic Entomologists of America, .Amer- 
ican Fomological Society, and the American Association for 
the Advancement ot Science. He has also been lecturer for 
a number of agricultural boards and is the author of many 
agricultural experiment station bulletins and other articles on 
agriculture, forestry and horticulture. 


^ ]S K, having entered Williams, now has 21 chapters. 

ATA, having revived at Lafayette, now has 50 chapters. 

A T 12 has revived its chapter at Washington and Lee, not 
**Nodington and Lee," as misprinted in the last Sc:roll. 

A r (not **A T," as misprinted in the last Scroll) has en- 
tered California and Illinois. K A has entered Butler. 
Z T A has entered Southwestern. 

Southern K A, which had 19 alumni chapters in 1900, now 
boasts of 56, including one just organized with nine charter 
members on the C!anal Zone. 

New York Alpha has voted to impose a fine of ^10 on every 
old member not back in Ithaca by September 15th, the begin- 
ning of the rushing season. C'ornell opens about the 25th. 
—2 A E Record, 

The K A Journal defends the action of Southern K A in 
electing and initiating college professors as honorary mem- 
bers, and says that 4> r A and 4> K 2 also enioy **the high and 
advantageous privilege of initiating faculty men." This prac- 
tice may be very well for these three fraternities but it is con- 
demned by twenty-five or more fraternities. 


The Garnet and Whi/^ says that, on request of six of the 
eight chapters of A X P; the president of that fraternity has 
handed down the following decision: **That the use of intox- 
icating liquors in course at banquets of the national fraternity 
or the chapters of A X F is contrary to the traditions and 
custonrs of the fraternity, and would be an opening to danger 
within and criticism without." 

The number of members of each fraternity who were cadets 
at West I\)int last year was as follows: 4> A and 2 A E, 9 
each; B II, A K E and 2 X, 5 each; A T Q, 4; 2 N and 

* FA, 3 each; K A (So.), A 4>, A >!', * K >!', ATA, AY, A A*, 

* 2 K, M E and T fi 2, 2 each; 4> K 2, X *, X >!', K 2, ^I' Y, 
II K A, Z >!', 4> B E, T B A, A T B, i each. * B K, honorary, 
was represented by two members. 

(jeorge Washington University at Washington, 1). C, 
founded 182 1, has the following fraternities: 2 X, 1864; K 2, 
1892; K A (S.), 1894; A X, 1896; 4> 2 K, 1899; ATA, 
1903; 2 A E. 1905. The local sororities are: A B * (apply- 
ing to ^ K >!'), 1904; A 4> (applying to 4> A 0), 1905; K 2 11 
(applying to 2 N), 1906. The professional fraternities are: 
4> A 4> (law), 1884; >!' 12 (dental), 1903; *X (medical), 1897; 
A K K (medical), 1905. The sororities are: II B *, 1889; 
X 1}, 1903; 2 K, 1906. There were five members of * A 
in the university last year. 

A few years ago Trinity, the Methodist college in North 
Carolina, repealed its anti-fraternity rules, and several frater- 
nities have established chapters in that very flourishing insti- 
tution. Now the trustees of Woft'ord, the Methodist college 
of South Carolina, have decided to abolish fraternities there 
by prohibiting further initiations. This action will cause the 
extinction of chapters of X ^I', X *, 2 A E, 11 K A, K 2 and 
Southern K A. One of the six owned a house and two others 
occupied rented houses. Wofford formerly supported chap- 
ters of <t> A and A T fi. 

A notice of the B n convention at Denver last July 
appeared in the October Scroll. Mr. W. R. Baird writes: 
The legislation concerning N E and similar interfraternity 
class organizations was re-enacted and the penalty of expul- 
sion imposed for disobedience of the enactment. The rule of 
B n on this subject is that membership in this class of socie- 
ties is forbidden, except by permission of the board of trus- 
tees, for a strictly limited period. The relation of B n and 


other fraternities to the high school societies was discussed, 
but no definite conclusions nor legislation concerning the same 
were arrived at. 

Wesleyan Female College, Macon, Oa., 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 con- 
sidered a great honor for a girl to be asked to join either. 
The Adelphian has a diamond shaped badge, the Philomathean 
a shield shaped badge. We are informed that the Adelphian, 
founded in 185 1, changed from a local to a * national" soro- 
rity in 1905, and at the same time changed its name to A A <l>. 
Its Delta chapter (its fourth chapter we believe) was organized 
at the University of Texas last June. It is a pity that A A <l>, 
the general fraternity for men, has no organ (its Star and Cres- 
cent having suspended years ago), from which we might learn 
what it thinks of this appropriation of its name. 

As a home of Greek-letter societies the University of Wash- 
ington is destined to be prominent, since the faculty and 
regents are fully in sympathy with secret societies. Most of 
the fraternities have large memberships, averaging close to 
twenty-five, and the majority of the members live in the fra- 
ternity houses. There are at present eight national fraterni- 
ties at the college, the oldest of which was chartered in 1896. 
They are in the order of establishment: ]S N, 1896; <l> F A, 
1900; * A 0, 1900; B0II, 1 901; S X, 1903; K 2, 1903; A T fi, 
1906, and 2 A E, 1906. All the fraternities are comfortably 
housed, some of them owning their own homes. There are 
three sororities, A F, F <l> B and K K F. Two locals are 
petitioning * B n and K A 0. Several groups of fraternity 
men in Seattle are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to 
establish chapters in the university. — 2 A E Record. 


So far as we have been able to learn, the only Greek-letter 
fraternities which have adopted coats-of-arms are <l> A 0, 
* F A, B n, A A 4>, A T A, 2 A E, A K E, A X \\ ^ Y, 2 X, 
Z ^I', 2 N, Southern K A, 4> A <l> (legal), A X (legal) and K A 
(sorority). We are not sure that all of those mentioned have 
officially adopted armorial bearings, but we have seen heraldic 
designs for these fraternities in college annuals and other 
publications. A K E has a modification of its arms for 
each of its chapters and so has ^ Y. We are informed that 


* K ^I' is endeavbring to decide upon an emblematic de- 
sign of a heraldic character. An article on fraternity her- 
aldry in the Garnet and White of A X P, by Mr. M. M. Day, 
shows that he is well acquainted with the technicalities of this 
subject. We clip the following paragraphs: 

All good heraldry is symlK)lic, but while the syml)olism of ordinary bla- 
zonry is obvious to all, that of fraternity heraldry is mystic, and only under- 
stood by the initiated. This suggests what should be the devices used on a 
fraternity shield; they should be those symbols that are used by the frater- 
nity to express its ide»ls. But care should be exercised in selecting those 
which are to be so used. Preference should be given to those emblems which 
are distinctive of the fraternity, and to them the others should be subordi- 
nated. The most distinctive emblem should be the principal charge. If the 
emblem next in importance can be combined with it upon the shield it is well 
to do so; if not, it should be used as the crest, subject always to the limita- 
tion as regards crests, which should be objects such as could actually l)e worn 
on the top of a helmet, not suns surrounded by rays on which Greek letters 
are faintly indicated, or words enclosed in wreaths or surrounded by clouds. 

There is a very good custom, in use by some fraternities, of placing on the 
shield of the order itself a smaller shield, called a shield of pretenst,, charged 
with a device forming the arms of the local chaoter. This is an excellent 
custom, but in such cases all charges belonging to the chapter should be 
placed upon the secondary shield; none of them on the larger escutcheon, 
which should contain onlv the bearing of the national order. A still better 
way of distinguishing chapter shields would be by the method called "differ- 
encing" by heraldic writers; that is by placing a small charge, varying with 
each chapter, not upon a shield of pretense, but upon some one or more of 
the charges of the shield of the fraternity, and by varying the crest. 

Furthermore, fraternity coats-of-arms should be characterized by restraint 
and dignity. Rather than multiply quarlerings and subordinate charges it is 
better not to difference for local chapters (in the case of a society carrying of 
necessity an elaborate arms); or even to omit some of the minor emblems of 
the order as well, lest in the desire to display symbols a shield is made fussy, 
crowded, and difficult to read and recognize. An admirable example of this 
restraint as well as of perfectly correct heraldry of the best period is the 
coat-of-arms borne by B IT. Many college fraternities, such as B 6 IT, 
4» A and 2 A E, carry shields which conform absolutely, or nearly so, to 
the above principles. Let us hope that the day will come when all Greek- 
letter societies will be known by absolutely correct and appropriate achieve- 
ments at arms. 


Following are extracts from an article by Mr. William A. 
Trimpe, clipped from the Sigma Chi Quarterly for September: 

The preliminary process through which most candidates 
are compelled to go is pretty well known. It is not neces- 
sary to describe the nocturnal expeditions over hill and val- 
ley; the parades with candidates rigged up in ridiculous make- 
ups, to be made sport of by the delighted barbs; nor need any 
description be given of the long list of other **stunts" which 
they are obliged to perform. The question is: Are any of 

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these things conducive to the proper appreciation of the real 
lessons to be taught in the initiation? It cannot easily be 
proved that they are. Most of these feats are ridiculous, 
many of them humiliating, and some of them positively brutal. 
The tendency, especially among the outside work, to do 
things which, upon sober second thought, would be recog- 
nized as dangerous to life and limb is very strong, and the 
temptation to do some *stunt" which at the time seems to be 
just the proper thing, but which has in it the possibilities of 
serious accident, is very difficult to overcome. Knowing this 
to be true, and realizing the further fact— as we must, if we 
accept the idea of an initiation as here defined — that none of 
these things have any bearing whatever upon the lessons to 
be taught or the principles instilled, why not eliminate alto- 
gether these practices which tend to defeat the purposes of 
the initiation, and to pervert and distort its true function? 

Most of the initiation * 'stunts" tend to produce contempt 
in the mind of the candidate for the entire proceeding; it 
strikes him as being a farce to which he is an enforced party. 
These things are disgusting in the extreme, and the whole 
affair impresses him as being a huge joke, utterly lacking in 
dignity, and having no bearing whatever on any proposition 
that appeals to his manhood. And then it is so perfectly 
incongruous to indulge in horse-play as an immediate prelim- 
inary to the ritual 

We have tried hard to find some justification for these 
initiation * stunts, '^ as carried on by some chapters, which 
might serve as some compensation for their manifest evils; 
but we have been absolutely unable to do so. It is true that 
the members of the chapter may get a considerable amount 
of amusement out of the proceedings: but, weighing this ad- 
vantage — if it can be so called — against the fact that all this 
is at the expense of those first impressions which are so last- 
ing and important, and which should be beautiful and impres- 
sive, it seems that the latter consideration outweighs the 
former, and that we might well sacrifice the former for the 
purpose of securing the latter. 

One reason, perhaps, for the existence of the present state 
of affairs is that, the ritual being so short, there is a tendency 
to believe that there ought to be more to the initiation; that 
the ritual as it now is is too compact, and that therefore some- 
thing additional ought to be introduced in order to make the 
affair seem more of an initiation. This criticism is pertinent, 
and perhaps a good way to eliminate horse-play would be to 


provide, in addition to the ritual as it now exists, a more 
elaborate exemplification of the lessons to be taught in the 
initiation. This .would in all probability also have the effect 
of bringing the men to a closer study of the ritual than now 
prevails, because if the ceremony were more elaborate, some 
study would be necessary to the successful conduct of the 

Initiations, as now conducted, are deleterious to the best 
interests of higher education. The doings, especially if an 
accident occurs, afford the yellow journals an opportunity to 
indulge in their usual exaggeration and misrepresentations, 
and the impression is spread abroad that college men are 
brutes, coarse and vulgar, addicted to all manner of barbari- 
ties. Such stories cannot fail to create a false impression, in 
the minds of thousands, of the college man and of higher edu- 
cation in general — an impression which is exceedingly perni- 
cious. The fraternity cannot afford to do anything which in 
any way endangers the best interests of the institution where 
it exists. 

The matter of reform in initiations is one of vital impor- 
tance to the fraternity. It deserves the honest and careful 
consideration of every chapter. We believe that it will receive 
such consideration, and that it will not be difficult to see how 
horse- play is inconsistent with the cardinal principles of the 
fraternity, and that it is incompatible with the purpose of the 
initiation and the ends to be attained therein. We believe 
that when the chapters of 2 X come to see the truth of the 
above, they will courageously take the initiative among the 
fraternities of the country in abolishing this great evil. 

The above remarks were made in support of the following 
resolutions, which were adopted by the convention, with the 
exception of the first clause, relating to outside work: 

Resolved^ By the members of the third province convention of 2) X, assem- 
bled in Columbus, Ohio, May 4 and 5, 1906: 

1. That we are opposed to any and all form of initiation conducted out- 
side the fraternity rooms or halls. 

2. We are opposed to all acts of brutality applied to candidates for mem- 
bership in 2 X. 

3. We find no warrant in the rules and regulations of the organization for 
subjecting any candidate to any indignity or humiliation, and, therefore, we 
uree the adoption of such legislation as will put an end to the growing custom 
among some chapters of beating, paddling, striking and otherwise maltreating 
candidates for membership to this order. 

4. We recommend to the proper authorities in the fraternity that they take 
immediate steps toward the elaboration and amplification of the ritual, such ad- 
dition to serve as a substitution for that which the chapters now seem to deem 
necessary for a successful initiation. 



The growth of the fraternity system at Cornell University 
has been very remarkable. There are twenty-six fraternities 
which live in houses; of these only four have rented houses. 
The value of the fraternity property here far exceeds that at 
any other institution. The following list of valuations is 
based on the tax assessments of the city of Ithaca: 

Chi Psi, 1869 S8o,cxx) Si^ma Phi, 1890 *i8»cxx) 

Zeta Psi, 1868 55,ooo Delta Phi, 1891 18,000 

^Ipha Delia Phi, 1869 50,000 Phi Kappa Psi, 1869 18,000 

Chi Phi, 1868 40,000 Delia Kappa Epsilon, i87o.*i8,ooo 

Delta Tau Delta, 1890 30,000 Sigma Alpiia Epsilon, i89i.*i8,ooo 

Theta Delta Chi, 1870 25,000 Delta Chi (law), i8tK) 18,000 

Phi Gamma Delta, 1888. . . . 25,000 Kappa Sigma, 1892 17,000 

Sigma Chi, i8<>o 25,000 Alpha Tan Omega, 1887... 16,000 

Psi Upsilon, 1880 ♦20,000 Phi Sigma Kappa, 1889. . . . 16,000 

Kappa Alpha (N), 1868. . . . 20,000 Delta Upsilon, 1869 *i 5,000 

Beta Theta Pi, 1872 20,000 

Phi Delta Theta, 1872 20,000 Total $562,000 

The asterisk denotes that the chapter house is on the cam- 
pus and the land is rented from the university. 

The following fraternities are living in rented houses, most 
of which have, however, purchased land and expect to build 
in the near future: A Z (agriculture), 1901; ]S N, 1901; H, 
(scientific), 1903; A <l> (law), 1903. 

The following fraternities are also represented but are still 
in the chapter hall stage: <l> A 4> (law), 1888; N 2 N (medical), 
1900; QY* (medical), 1901; 0N E (sophomore), 1880. 

This large growth of the fraternity system at Cornell is due 
to the remarkable growth of the university. There are 3,500 
students here and the university has no dormitories. Ithaca 
being a small town, accommodations are poor and limited, 
thus forcing the student body to organize. The number of 
fraternity men is, however, only about seven hundred, or 20 
per cent. — A T A Rainbow. 


Lafayette is preparing to celebrate its seventy-fifth anniver- 
sary n«xt June. 

VVestminster now has a twenty-acre athletic field, called 
Priest Field, in honor of the donor, Judge H. S. Priest, of 
St. Louis, an alumnus of the college. 

The Cosmopolitan Club, organized at Cornell four years 
ago, to bring students of different nationalities together social- 
ly, is now about to build a clubhouse. 


Sir William Macdonald, whose generosity to McGill Uni- 
versity exceeds ^3, 000,000, has decided to found and endow 
a chair of education in the university. 

The enrollment of students at Brown is as follows: Grad- 
uates, 102; seniors, 120; juniors, 136; sophomores, 149; 
freshmen, 167; specials, 51; total, 623. In 1905, the total 
was 621. 

The University of Texas will probably enroll 1600 students; 
an increase of 100 per cent, in three years. This remarkable 
showing can not be equalled, probably, by any other educa- 
tional institution in the country. — Texas correspondence K 2 

A large restaurant and lunch counter has been opened by 
Syracuse University in the basement of the new men's dor- 
mitory. The honor system has been established; students go 
to the counter, take what food they desire, place the money 
in the drawer and depart. 

At the University of Wooster the addition to the library, 
which will double its capacity, is nearing completion. The 
finished building will represent an expenditure of $71,000, all 
of which has been provided by Mr. Henry C. Frick. At the 
cost of $80,000, a dormitory is being built which will accom- 
modate ninety young women. 

The San Francisco fire destroyed two of the finest college 
annuals of the year: the Stanford Quad and the California 
Blue and Gold, Of the former, a few proof sheets which were 
in the editor's hands remain. The Blue and Gold was in the 
bindery, and a single copy had been completed and delivered 
to the editor at Berkeley. Naturally it is now priceless. — 
K 2 Caduceus. 

Everybody interested in the University of Washington is 
happy over the selection of the campus as the site of the 
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition to be held in 1909. Plans 
will be drawn for improving and beautifying our entire cam- 
pus; and many of the buildings will be of a permanent cha- 
racter and, after the exposition, will be turned over to the 
university. This movement has already deeply affected uni- 
versity life. The eighty acre tract adjoining the campus has 
been secured by an investment company and is to be opened 
up as a residence district. Four of the fraternities have se- 
cured land and will give up their houses to build new ones. — 
Washington State correspondence K % Caduceus, 


We heartily congratulate Rev. G. P. Benton, D. D., on the 
prosperous condition of the alma mater of <l> A 0, Miami Uni- 
versity, of which he is president. He will represent the 
Oxford alumni club at the Washington convention. He writes 
to us as follows: Miami University is prospering as it never 
has before. The state of Ohio has provided for us so liber- 
ally that we are now the second institution in the matter of 
college support in the state. We have quadrupled our stu- 
dent body in four years, and the prospects for the future are 
very bright. Two new buildings have recently been com- 
pleted on the campus and two more are under way. 

The University of Pennsylvania has announced a new 
method of acquiring the college degrees of bachelor of arts, 
or of science. Beginning with the next term in February any 
person, man or woman, who cannot attend the regular day 
sessions of the university will be permitted to take courses 
during the late afternoon or evening hours, and the credit for 
this work done will be counted in the student's credit toward 
a bachelor's degree. The faculty had hoped to open the new 
courses with the beginning of the fall term, but the great in- 
crease in the registration made this impossible. The total 
registration of the university to date is 3,906, an increase of 
305, or nearly 10 per cent, over last year. The registration 
figures for the freshman classes are as follows: college, 403; 
medical, 195; law, 124; dental, 135; veterinary, 50; evening 
school, 114; total, 1,021. 


The Ohio legislature, at its last session, fixed the tax levy 
for the support of Ohio State University at .16 mill, which 
will give an income to the university during the next two years 
of over 11,500,000. At the same session the relation between 
the several colleges receiving state aid and the university was 
definitely fixed. This brings to an end a controversy which 
has lasted for a number of years. By the provisions, the uni- 
versity at Columbus will alone engage in technical and grad- 
uate work, the remaining colleges confining their energies to 
collegiate and normal work. 

The enrollment at O. S. U. for the fall term is 2,150. The 
summer session, including both the work given at Columbus 
and at the Biological Station on Lake Erie, closed with an 
enrollment of 425. 


Three new buildings have been added during the last year 
to the thirteen already standing on the O. S. U. campus. 
These are the Physics Hall, Chemistry Hall, and Mechanical 
Engineering building. Unfortunately the Chemistry building 
suffered a loss by fire soon after being occupied, of ^13,000. 
This loss the legislature will cover at once. The Women's 
building is in preparation and will be occupied within a year. 

Plans for an addition to the college of engineering, two 
buildings of which, having already been erected, have been 
laid, and erection will probably begin at once. The board 
of trade of the city of Columbus is preparing to erect a Stu- 
dents' building similar in function to the Harvard Union. — 
O. S. U. correspondence New York Evening Post. 


The announcement by Dean McClintock that the Univer- 
sity of Chicago is carrying out plans for the complete separa- 
tion of the male and female students in all their work excites 
no surprise. In 1902, when the partial segregation of the 
classes of the junior college, that is of the first two years, was 
proposed, it was generally understood that this meant the 
abandonment of the principle of coeducation, although the 
advocates of segregation loudly asserted that it did not and that 
it was **merely a question of administrative detail." 

The University of Chicago on its establishment attracted 
the most enterprising and progressive students of the west and 
south. It appealed to them because it broke away from 
scholastic traditionalism and promised to bring higher educa- 
tion in touch with the times. The four equivalent terms, the 
abolition of the college classes, the flexibility of the courses, 
the extension of university instruction by lecture and corre- 
spondence schools, the establishment of a university press, 
the emphasis laid on research, the higher salaries for profes- 
sors, and all its novel and ingenious schematization aroused 
the interest and enthusiasmof the young people of both sexes. 

But a change came over the spirit of the dream. 

The University of Chicago has aged rapidly. The first ten 
years did for her what a century did for eastern colleges. It 
has been an artificial aging process like that nowadays used 
for whisky. Each successive year the alumni returning to 
their alma mater found that her hair had been bleached 
whiter, and that new wrinkles had been painted on her bene- 
volent face. Traditions were invented, customs imported, 
and a fictitious scholastic pedigree contrived. Her most loyal 


alumni were forced to admit that their alma mater was afflicted 
with chronic atavism. 

The University of Oxford was taken as a model. They 
might have done worse, of course. We ought to be thankful 
that they did not take the University of Cairo. CMub life for 
young men was deliberately cultivated. An elaborate ritual 
was devised with processions and recessions, gowns and hoods 
and Latin speeches. A monastic seclusion was held forth as 
the ideal for the scholar, although in its earlier days one of 
the advantages claimed for the university was that it was sit- 
uated in the heart of a great city, instead of nestling under 
the elms of a country town 

Segregation of the sexes is a consistent part of the un-Am- 
erican, anti-democratic and reactionary policy now dominant 
in the University of Chicago. It is announced that young 
men and women students will meet only on social occasions. 
If this rule were reversed there would be some sense in 

it The young woman who knows young men only 

in dress suits will get a very false opinion of them 

But the University of Chicago opens its halls when young men 
and women want to waltz together, and it closes them when 
they want to study together. The monastery and the convent 
are to be on separate block?, with no connection except for 
the wireless telegraph that laughs at locksmiths 

We read in the Chicago papers that the sophomores have 
ordered the freshmen to wear green caps. Once there were 
no freshman and sophomore classes and no hazing at Chi- 
cago The university should not remain longer 

acephalous. An energetic, progressive and broadminded pres- 
ident is much needed now to make the university what its 
friends once hoped it would be. — 1 he Independent, 


( (. 

Since the preparation of Bro. Lindsay's article on Pitts- 
burgh and Her Phi Delta Thetas," in this number, the Novem- 
ber elections have occurred, and it appears that Bro. Joseph 
A. Langfitt was elected to the state senate and Bro. W\ H. 
Pratt to the house of representatives. Bro. Robert T. Mc- 
Elroy, Hanover^ '92, has been appointed first assistant dis- 
trict attorney of Allegheny county. Adistinguished honor came 
to the fraternity on November 6 in the election of congress- 
man Malcolm R. Patterson, Vanderbilt^ '82, as governor of 
Tennessee by a majority of more than 20,000. He made a 


The tank shown above is the scene of Purdue's annual class 
fight and has given the name of "Tank Scrap" to the most 
unique encounter in college history. The tank is perched on 
a high hill, on the other side of which the battle wages. Fresh- 
men and sophomores to the number of fnllj eight hundred fight 
for the class supremacy and the accompanying right of keep- 
ing their numerals on the tank. The light usually begins at 
about midnight and lasts from forty-five minutes to several 
hours. iThe sophs and freshies tie their captives hand and foot, 
and then chain them to a log chain. The victorious class then 
marches the "chain gang" over to Lafayette, a mile away, 
and compel them to perform for the benefit of spectators, end- 
ing their triumph by making the captives give the class yell of 
the victors. Thousands of spectators go out to the tank to 
view the fight, and the streets are thronged with people on the 
next day who are anxious to see the unique parade, which 


generally consists of two squares of freshmen fastened to a 
long logchain, bedecked in every conceivable way with paint, 
com stalks, placards, etc., and guarded by the proud soph- 

* * * * 

The Indianapolis alumni club has lately issued a neat di- 
rectory, containing the names, chapters, classes, occupations 
and addresses of the two hundred and twentv-four mem- 
bers of the club. The preface shows that it is the third 
directory issued by the club. This club was chartered on 
September 17, 1879, with seven distinguished Phis, headed 
by Benjamin Harris and Judge Byron K. Klliott. as charter 
members. It has enjoyed a live, continuous existence and is 
the only alumni club in Phi Delta Theta that has had official 
representation at each national convention since it was 
founded. It is today the means of an ideal association of 
men bound by college ties and ties in the Bond. 

* * * * 

The Purdue Phi is the title of an interesting paper of eight 
pages which made its appearance on Founder's Day at Purdue. 
Indiana Theta deserves enduring credit for getting out a 
publication so abounding in facts of interest to its members. 
It holds the mirror up to the life of the chapter and the activi- 
ties of its members, and shows how thoroughly worthy and 
substantial they are. It is an ideal paper to issue about once 
every quarter and send to each almnus. Long life and use- 
fulness to The Purdue Phi! 

The following song, written by Bro. W. G. Morton, M. I)., 
Iowa, '05, is set to the music of '*Bonnie Be My Bonnie Brier 

4 4 * 

Bush,'* from The Land of Nod." Its author is assistant 
surgeon at the Old Soldiers' Home, Marshalltown, Iowa. 


You've heard of each and every band. 

Of Greeks so strong and lH)ld, 
Whose rule extends throughout the land. 

Their fame has oft been told; 
From north to south, from east to west, 

Their praises ever ring. 
But if you'd know which is the b^st, 

Just listen while we sing. 


Phi Delta Theta's one that ne'er will perish, 
Her banners float throughout the sunny sky; 


For her there is a love that's ever cherished, 
Within the heart of every loyal Phi. 

'Neath the azure and the ardent we have gathered, 
At her altars, which are sacred, we have kneeled, 

We love her, yes we do, for she's been to us so true. 
We're the wearers of the dear old sword and shield. 


Her principles are firm and strong. 

Her teachings are sublime; 
They're built upon foundations long 

Enduring storms of lime; 
Whate'er we do, where'er we roam. 

In foreign lands afar, 
Tho' distant duty be from home. 

Still she's our guiding star. 


Within the Bond we Phis abide, 

We love the shining shield. 
The sword we ever on the side 

Of truth and justice wield; 
All-seeing eye, that guides our hand. 

And rules o'er land and sea. 
Make us a firm, united band. 

In peace and unity. 


At the congressional election, on November 6, the follow- 
ing members of ^ A 0, who were members of the 59th con- 
gress were re-elected to the house of representatives: 

Georgia, second district, J. M. Griggs, Vanderbilty '81, democrat. 
Georgia, seventh district, J. G. I^e, Rmory\ '80, democrat. 
Georgia, eighth district, W. M. Howard, Georgia ^ '77, democrat. 
Georgia, tenth district, T. W. Hardwick, Mr^rcer, '93, democrat. 
Georgia, eleventh district, W. G. Brantley, Georgia^ '82, democrat. 
Illinois, fifteenth district, G. W. Prince, Knox^ '78, republican. 
Illinois, sixteenth district, J. V. Graff, Wabasht '76, republican. 
Mississippi, fourth district, W. S. Hill, Mississippi^ '84, democrat. 
Texas, third district, J. G. Russell, Georgia^ '78, democrat. 

In addition J. W. Overstreet, Mercer, '88, was elected in 
the first district of Georgia to fill an unexpired terra in the 
59th congress. Therefore, on the reassembling of congress 
this month, six members of the Georgia delegation of eleven 
in the lower house will be members of ^ A 0. This is a re- 
markable record; no other fraternity has ever had anything 
near as large a proportion of congressmen from one state. 
It may be mentioned that there was a deadlock for a month 
in the democratic convention in the first district of Georgia, 
W. W. Sheppard, Georgia, '93, and another candidate having 


an equal number of votes, but the nomination finally went 
to a third part}'. M. R. Patterson, Vanderbilt^ '82, repre- 
sentative from the tenth district of Tennessee in the present 
congress, was elected by the democrats to be governor of 
Tennessee. W. H. Jackson, Vanderbilt^ '85, democratic 
nominee for congress in the thirteenth district of New York 
(New York City) was defeated. 



The following is a list of the delegates and alternates, re- 
spectively, who will represent the chapters of Phi Delta Theta 
at the Washington convention. It is expected that at least 
twenty or thirty alumni clubs will be officially represented, 
but at this time their names are not available. 

McGill, George E. Bell, W. R. L. Shanks; Toronto, Clar- 
ence W. Hookway, Charles Johnson; Colby, John T. Ma- 
thews, Nelson I. Mixer; Dartmouth, R. C. Cochrane, W. G. 
Kennedy; Verntont, Eorle L. Waterman; Williams, Robert 
J. Weeks, David B. Scott; Amherst, Heath E. White, Clar- 
ence A. Lamb; Brotvn, Raymond F. Tift, William E. Bright; 
Cornell, William J. Dugan, Tomas M. Jackson; Union, How- 
ard E. Bishop, Charles R. Waters; Columbia, George Norris, 
Curtis P. Snook; Syracuse, Henry M. Dexter, Fred G. Perry; 
Lafayette, Frederic S. Welsh, Harry M. Hirst; Gettysburg, 
Paul Singmaster, Samuel Philson; W. o?-\/. , C. F. Covey, 
W. F. Ramsey; Allegheny, Frank E. Stewart; Dickinson, 
George P. Beck, William A. 7.^xhy\ Pennsylvania, Charles E. 
Goodin, Malcolm I. Davis; Lehigh, E. R. Treverton, J. Fa- 
ber Hanst; Pennsylvania State, Frank O. Leitzell, Raymond 
Swenk; Virginia, Clement C. Heth, JohnM. Blackford; Ran- 
dolph-Macon, W. L. Chenery, M. K. Harris; Washington and 
Lee, Geo. McP. Minetree, C. B. Bagley; North Carolina, F. 
B. Stem; Central, George V. Triplett, Trice Bennett; Ken- 
tucky State, James S. Watson; Vanderbilt, Morton B. Howell, 
W. R. Manier, Jr.; Sewanee, R. Bland Mitchell; Miami, Roi 
W. Risinger, W. G. Smith; Ohio Wesleyan, H. W. Whitney, 
F. D. Steger; Ohio, Don C. Coultrap, Harry Z. Foster; O. S. 
v., Chas. W. Bretland, Edgar Seeds; Case, E. K. Bacon, 
Arthur B. Roberts; Cincinnati, C'. A. Schroetter, G. A. Doel- 
ler; Michigan, John S. Curtis, R. P. Hoover; Indiana, Carl 
F. Zinmeister, Walter Kemp; Wabash, S. Edgar Fleming, 
Marion S. Leaming; Butler, Frank B. Davenport, James L. 
Murray; Franklin, Earl W. Crecraft, Bernard Douglas; 


Jfaiu'ver, DeWitt C. Revnolds, C. B. l.owden; DePauw, 
Will \\ Kvans. Ila/.elet Vansant; Purduf. Chas. A. Bird, O. 
M. ^3.\,cocV\ Nort/,u'<sterii, Elmer S. Abritlon; Chuago, A. R. 
NoHcls, B. H. Kra):;A'«,'.v, John J. KlHs. Jr., John M. Lowrie; 
LomharJ. Chester C. Housh, Gail H. Colliday; //.V«^/>, Moses 
Creenleaf, Merle J. Trees; irisfonsin, Robt. W. Bailev. Kd- 
ward R. Richter; Mhmesnta. R, B. Weitbrecht, M. C. Shield; 
Iowa Wi-sh-yaii, Fanicombe S. Bridges, Cornelius Van Brussel; 
Iowa, Bernard V. Murphy, Otto R. Voss; Missouri, Samuel 

B. Sebree, Walter S. Logan; Westminster, Leroy K. Hoss, 
Robert S. McKee; Washingion, Alvin J. C.oodbar, E. P. 
Hardattay; Kansas, Hyden J. Katon, Sidney K. Cooke; 
Nebraska, Flmer I.. Lindijuisl, Fred M. Brown; Colorado, 
Livingston P. Kerris, K, Tvndall Snyder; Georgia, Walter C. 
Marshhurn, Sidney U. Smith; Emorv, A. F. Hill, Jr.. R. M. 
Arnold; Mereer. J. Truit Martin, J. I\ Nichols, Jr.; Georgia 
Trdi.. A. C. Knight, <1. W. H. Cheney; Alabama, Lester J. 
Snow, William H. Merrill; Auburn, C. C. Certain, N. A. 
Buri;ess; Mississippi, Robt. Sonierville, Jr.; Tulane, f^dwatd 

C. Ansley, A. C. Chappius; Texas, Alexander Pope, Bruce 
Tcagarden; Soiit/iwi-siern, J. 1). Wheeler, C. M. Armstrong; 
California, Louis Hickey, Alfred Salisbury; Stanford, Noel 
S. Iturse, Harold J. Heffron; H'as/iington State, ']. Webster 
Hoover, Geo. Sieler. 


16 JOHN K. SlkK.Kr 

Detroit. Mich. 





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Vol. XXXI. FEBRUARY, 1907. No. 3 


Full of perfect fellowship among men lately mutual strang- 
ers; marked with rare social features and pleasing episodes, 
that kept the spirits at a high buoyancy; resonant at once with 
the cheers of enthusiasm and the sober expression of the best 
ideals; rich with the formulation of new policies and the more 
thorough application of those which have made our fraternity 
great — the week of the biennial national convention of ^ A ® 
at Washington was a climax of good, and will be truly mem- 
orable in our annals. 

Never has our fraternity known a convention of such many- 
sided excellence. It was ideal for the representatives of all 
the chapters and twenty-six alumni clubs, besides a large 
number of general officers and visiting brothers, to meet dur- 
ing such splendid weather in the national capital. The at- 
tendance of the largest number of ladies — the wives, sisters, 
friends and, perhaps, sweethearts of Phis — that is on record 
added untold pleasure and grace to the occasion. The purely 
social features were of that rare sort mainly possible in Wash- 
ington — the visit to the Library of Congress; the smoker, a 
round of captivating and innocent amusements; the theatre 
party, where a memorable and pathetic old love story was en- 
joyed; the convention banquet; the pilgrimage to Mount Ver- 
non, where the Miami tree became a symbol of the identity 
of the principles of the Bond and the teachings of the father 
of his country; the drill at Fort Myer and the walk through 
Arlington, a soul- stirring combination of lively fascination 
and tender homage; the dance; and, most of all noteworthy, 
the reception by that most interesting personality, the Presi- 
dent — a tribute to young men, to college ideals, and to the 
principle of brotherhood as shown in a college fraternity. 

Besides all these there were many episodes of rare interest 
and distinctiveness. No one can estimate the keen joy in- 


volved in the cementing of old friendships, the renewal of as- 
sociations begun at former conventions and interrupted too 
soon, and the beginnings of that fellowship of ardent Phis 
just met, who came from all directions to receive good and 
render service in the spirit of the Bond. 

In serious effort the convention surpassed all held in many 
years. It signified the new era of constructiveness in ^ A 0. 
It marked the transition from the formative period to the period 
of expanding fulfilment, in which the policies wisely adopted 
beforehand and the system of government patiently formulat- 
ed are being put into complete operation. It worked the adop- 
tion into law of many of the most beneficial methods that had 
been originated through the careful administration by the gen- 
eral officers. It prescribed more clearly and adequately the 
duties of officers and the responsibilities of chapters and alumni 
clubs. It caught new visions of the mission of a fraternity, and 
provided new ways for the sure development of character as set 
forth in the Bond. It dealt minutely with the details of in- 
ternal administration and improvement and set an even higher 
standard of service for all those who are chosen to administer 
its affairs. It showed a sure desire for a conservative expan- 
sion whenever the local conditions seem richly to demand it 
and the long and patient devotion and the intrinsic merit of the 
applicants shall cause them to deserve it. 

Quick to find the defects and delinquencies that must exist, 
the convention endeavored most thoroughly to provide or ap- 
ply the remedies. These as well as the newer undertakings 
will receive the close attention of the present administration. 
And yet there was much to inspire all present with honest pride 
and with a better realization of our opportunities. We re- 
joiced in the record of a rapid acquisition of new chapter 
homes; in the possession of that great landmark, Palmer's 
"History of Phi Delta Theta," at last completed and distribut- 
ed; in the institution of the year-books and the publication of 
the catalogue, the magnificent works of Mitchell; and in the 
knowledge that in no previous biennium had there been more 
diligent attention to duty by nearly all of those who held office, 
however small, in the fraternity. 

Harmony of feeling, catholicity of view, resolution in ser- 
vice — these are the resultants of all those gentle but virile forces 
that then prevailed; and may they control the progress of * A 
for the next two years and even for all time! 

John H. DeWitt, Vanderbilt^ '94. 



The Washington convention goes down into ^ A ® history 
as another series of delightful memories and brilliant pictures, 
unique in many respects and in every way unforgetable. 

Again, as at Atlanta and Louisville, there was no active 
chapter in the immediate vicinity- The alumni of the capi- 
tal, gathered from every quarter of the <l> A field, as univer- 
sal to their origin as those of New York or Chicago, were so 
compactly and effectively organized, and so fortunate in their 
choice of leaders, that the absence of undergraduate enthusi- 
asm in the management was not noticed. Bro. George M. 
Rommel, Iowa Wesleyan, '97, chairman of the entire organ- 
ization, set a new mark for systematic and successful conven- 
tion arrangements. 

Nor does less credit accrue to those who had especial charge 
of the various special events: the visit to the library, the 
smoker, the theatre party, the banquet, the pilgrimage to 
Mount Vernon, the cavalry drill, the White House reception. 
Each deserves extended description, and the genius responsi- 
ble for success merits particular praise, but this will be awarded 
by the corps of special writers drafted by Bro. Palmer to 
cover the field. The feature that must be remembered in a 
general way, however, is the bureau of information and reg- 
istration, which was kept open day and night, in charge of a 
most competent man. 

One of the pleasing innovations of the social program was 
the exhibition cavalry and artillery drill at Fort Myer, at 
which the whole convention, delegates and visitors and 
friends, was present. Another rare privilege was that of 
meeting the President of the United States and of hearing a 
word from him. The visit to Mount Vernon was a third op- 
portunity not to be had elsewhere. Then, too, the visits to 
the Library of Congress, the capitol, the various govern- 
ment department buildings, museums and art galleries were 
unusual privileges for convention goers. Many were com- 
pelled to stay over until the week following to complete the 
work of sight-seeing and to witness the opening of congress. 

In spite of all the outside attractions, however, it was a con- 
vention of business. Certain members of the committee on 
chapters and charters did not leave the New Willard for sev- 
enty-two hours at a stretch. An immense amount of work 
was done even at the Saturday afternoon session. 

The subduing influence of the capital was evident; in the 
privacy of the convention hall or the banquet room the old- 


time yells and calls were much in evidence, but the outbursts 
in the lobby, the dining room and other public places were 
missed. This did not indicate a lack of enjoyment of the occa- 
sion; it was merely a tribute to the dignity of the capital. 

As heretofore, the attendance of wives, sisters and sweet- 
hearts was large; the number of convention goers among the 
men was again advanced. The bar badges of attendance, 
which are sure to be numerous at Pittsburgh, will reveal some 
remarkable records. 

It was a great privilege again to have Father Lindley with 
us, eight-and-fifty years after the birth of ^ A ®, and to have 
a word from him on each important occasion, and the gracious 
presence of Mother Lindley was an added benediction. 

It was a season for congratulation: To the alumni of 
Washington on their whole-souled welcome and their masterly 
attention to every detail of preparation; to the delegates and 
visitors on their opportunity to see Washington while enjoy- 
ing one of our most busy and delightful conventions; to * A 
on the serious, earnest discharge of convention duties, and 
the resulting good to the best fraternity on earth. 

Hugh Th. Miller, Butler^ '88. 


No Phi trains ever start from St. Louis. All of them are 
organized in Chicago. Not because there are not enough 
Phis who pass through St. Louis to make a respectable start — 
far from it. But the better explanation is that there are too 
many roads from St. Louis to Indianapolis for all the Phis 
to go over the same line. There is probably but one route 
from Chicago to Indianapolis, for long observation shows 
that all Phis travel from the windy city over a single line to 
the capital of Hoosierdom. 

Of course, besides the lack of railroad facilities, there is 
another reason for the grand pilgrimage starting from the 
windy city. Chicago supplied the delegation with the urbane 
president of the general council, and it "s an honor to go with 
him. Then two able assistants always are with Mitchell. 
The courtly Turner, from the city made famous by hops, 
acts as his right bower; genial George Banta, whom all Phis 
know and love, is his big casino; and the inimitable and irre- 
pressible Little, who is an indispensible part of any conven- 

But when all is said, in spite of lurid proclamations as to 
other cities, Indianapolis is really the starting point of all 


Phi specials. Until Bill Hays, especially deputized for the 
purpose, has officially informed the delegates that their train 
would go to the convention, many, traveling for their first 
time, feel a certain uneasiness. This time Hays had more 
trouble than all the rest of the party put together. By some 
mischance, he had allowed the Indiana Beta delegate to be a 
ringer for Joseph W. Folk, and the Missourians, fearful of 
the lid, were for throwing the unfortunate gentleman from 
Wabash from the train. The arrival of General Gill, of 
Kentucky, just from the Green River country, made the sit- 
uation critical. 

Then the peacemakers appeared. From their sheltered re- 
tirement in the buffet stalked Little and Turner. Supporting 
them were Nowels and Albritton, Shields, Lindquest and 
Ellis. Thrusting the irate Missouri and Kentucky delega- 
tions aside, they called the ancient and honorable 2 17 A to 
order. The active membership, being sadly depleted, was 
immediately recruited by enforced initiation. Fifty-two hav- 
ing taken the lip-searing oath, and fifty-two plunks having 
been extracted from the pockets of none too enthusiastic in- 
trants, the 2 n As formally declared all Milwaukee and Green 
River products to be contraband of war. Volunteers eagerly 
responded to the call for men to absorb all such productions, 
and by the time the train had passed from Kentucky soil, 
there was no need for a lid. 

Old convention-goers from the west were greatly mystified 
on arriving in Indianapolis by the appearance of two distin- 
guished Vandyke beards, instead of the old familiar one 
which has so long been worn by the urbane lieutenant-gov- 
ernor of Indiana. The possession of the unrivalled string of 
badges, always displayed by Miller, quickly disclosed which 
set of whiskers it was we knew, but it took half a dozen affi- 
davits and a box of Havanas to convince even the initiated 
that the man behind the other collection was Francis Joseph 
Ross Mitchell, editor of the catalogue and president of the 
fraternity. Ambition makes even a good Phi do wonderful 
things, and a longing for a political prominence in the sucker 
state, joined with the belief that Miller owes his prominence 
to his beard, is stated to be responsible for Mitchell's retire- 
ment into a forest of hair. Miller, after his identity was 
fully established, assisted in the initiations of 2 U A, and gave 
a short exhibition on how to remember vour name. But his 
artistic demonstration had small effect on the traveling Phis, 
who were so hypnotized by MitchelPs whiskers. Little's stor- 


ies and Gill's mountain tonic, that by midnight Miller and 
Banta, both of whom were asleep, were the only ones on the 
car who cared particularly whether they had any names 
or not. 

The diners on Phi specials are always about three sizes 
too small. The one on this train rather lowered the average, 
and was about five times less than the crowd warranted. Of 
course an additional delay was caused in feeding the extra 
co:ich full of recruits for the United States navy, which had 
been attached somewhere back in the mountains, and the hun- 
gry marines made breakfast so late that the hungry Phis were 
willing to eat sole leather. The entrance of the convention- 
goers into the **01d Dominion" will, therefore, be long 
remembered on account of the free for all fight for breakfast; 
and the early rising of the pilgrims, in hopes of seeing the 
green fields of Virginia, was rather disappointingly rewarded 
only by glimpses of old field cedars, said glimpses being oc- 
casionally caught in the intervals between the many tunnels. 

It was a part of the programme, as formally announced, 
that the excursion train would pass through the historic and 
picturesque portion of Virginia. Infuriated delegates, hun- 
gry and choked with coal smoke, bombarded the bewhiskered 
Mitchell with sarcastic questions, and, in the recesses of the 
interminable tunnels, he was asked repeatedly to designate in 
what portion of this subterranean world it was that the army 
of Northern Virginia made its gallant fight. But having 
finally stormed the diner, being comforted with food, and 
with all the tunnels passed, the delegates apologized to their 
venerated leader. The beautiful valley of the Shenandoah, 
stretching out like a wonderful panorama, the James river, 
the historic University of Virginia, the world famous Monte- 
cello, Fredericksburg, Manassas, all drew the attention of 
the western Phis, to many of whom Virginia is sacred ground, 
for from it their fathers came. The Phis who were on that 
journey would not again question Frank MitchelTs veracity. 
All that he promised was fulfilled and more. 

But there was one important feature of the trip which was 
not mentioned in any prospectus of the convention. By an 
unpardonable oversight the fried chicken that they sell at Gor- 
donsville was overlooked. Elmer Henderson had been there 
before and he passed the word. The old negro mammies, 
the fried chicken, the Virginia pastry, the whole lunch was 
there, and when the train stopped every Phi was where the 
chicken was. The dining car ran at a loss after the train 


reached Gordonsville. If such a law could be enacted, the 
United States should establish an oasis like that village, 
fully equipped with mammies, chicken and all, six hours 
apart on ever}' railroad in the union. 

After we reached Washington we were told that enthusi- 
astic Phis expected our train to come in covered with bunt- 
ing and flags, that anxious eyes looked for banners, telling 
who we were, on every incoming train. But all unconscious 
of our lack of foresight we left the special. Our journey 
passed into history and the western delegation was at last in 
the great throng of Phis from all over the nation. At the 
station we were met by Claude N. Bennett, heading the 
reception committee, by Ward, Palmer, and other Phis of 
historical renown. By them we were conducted to the con- 
vention hostelry, where there were great doings during the 
ensuing week — but that is not my part of the story. 

C?HARLES F. Lam KIN, Westminster, ^99. 


The biennial national convention of ^ A was called to 
order by Frank J. R. Mitchell, P. G. C, in the convention 
hall of the New Willard Hotel, Washington, D. C, at 11 a. m. 
on Monday, November 26, 1906. Lady friends of the Phis 
had been invited and a number of them occupied seats near 
the platform, on which sat the general officers, members of 
the local committee and others. President Mitchell appro- 
priately introduced Father Lindley and those who made ad- 
dresses of welcome and responses. 

Prayer hv Father Lindley 

John W^olfe Lindley, Miami, '50, the sole survivingfounder 
of the fraternity read Psalm xxiv, and offered the following 

Almighty God, our Heavenly father, the .Author of our lives and all our 
blessings: It Ls fitting that we should come into thy presence, on this 
Thanksgiving week, and render thankful acknowledgements of all the bless- 
ings we have received from thy bountiful hands. Thou has mercifully 
spared our lives and permitted us to meet aj^am as a fraternity under favor- 
able auspices. We pray that thy favor may rest upon us in all that we may 
do and say, that our welfare may be promoted and our usefulness may be 
yet greater in the future than in the past. May we ever exemplify the spirit 
and teachings of our Bond. And let thy blessings ever attend us. Kor thy 
name's sake* Amen. 

Address by William X. Compton 

William N. Compton, Alabama, '^8, president of the Wash- 
ington alumni club, delivered the following address of welcome: 


Sister Phis, Brother Phis: The Washington Alumni Club welcomes 
you to Washington, and we are glad to see you. We have looked forward 
a long time to your coming, because we have wanted to see you and we have 
wanted you to see us. We are proud of the loyal band of Phis who consti- 
tute our alumni club, representing as they do a large majority of the chap- 
ters. It will give us pleasure to conduct you to the capitol building, the 
seat of government of the United States; we want you to see our beautiful 
Library of Congress, conceived as it is in the highest ideals of architecture; 
we want you to see our many magnificent public buildings, and we want you 
to climb to the top of the Washington Monument — in the elevator — and take 
a bird's-eye view of the most beautiful city in the world. You must go with 
us to the tomb of Washington, and to the national cemetery at Arlington, 
where sleep the heroes of the late war; to see the regiment of artillery and 
cavalry at Fort Myer, and to meet personally the President of the United 

For a long time we have believed that there ought to be an active chap- 
ter of * A in the city of Washington, and we believe that the time has 
now come when that chapter can l)e instituted at George Washington Uni- 
versity, where there is a loyal band of young men who have maintained an 
organization for the past year or more for the express purpose of petitioning 
for a charter. The alumni club of Washington indorses the establishment 
of such a chapter, but this matter will be brought more directly to your at- 
tention later on. 

Again I say we are glad to see you, and we hope that the entertainments 
which we have provided for you, and which will be described to you in de- 
tail by the chairman of our convention committee, to whom we are greatly 
indebted for the success of this convention, will afford you so much pleasure 
as to make your stay in the capital an epoch in <t> A 6 history. 

And now. Sister and Brother Phis, I have the honor of introducing to 
you the president of the l>oard of commissioners for the District of Columbia, 
the Hon. Henry B. F. Macfarland. 

Address by Hon. Henry B. F. Macfarland 

Hon. Henry B. F. Macfarland. president of the board of 
pommissioners of the District of Columbia, delivered the fol- 
lowing address of welcome: 

Mr. Prksidknt: 

I wish I could say Sister Phis and Brother Phis, especially Sister Phis, but 
I presume I shall have to take the privilege of mv office (we are sometimes 
called the fathers of the city), and address you as Daughter Phis and Son 
Phis. You see I want to identify myself with you in some way if I can. 

Some of our people, seeing so many splendid men and beautiful women 
coming into town yesterday and today, thought that the congress of the 
United Stales was meeting a week in advance of the constitutional time, and 
they will have to adjust themselves to the fact thai it is the meeting of those 
who are, many of them, going to be in the congress of the United States lat- 
er on. You have simply come a few years in advance to look the field over, 
to examine the seats in the senate and the house of representatives and to 
pick out those which you will prefer to occupy. 

We who live here all the time are always heartily glad to have the repre- 
sentatives of the many national societies meet in this city, because we want 
the people of the states to see their national capital. In this case, as I un- 
derstand that McGill University and the University of Toronto are repre- 


sented, I wish to offer an especial word of welcome to ihe Canadian repre- 
sentatives. I myself have just been the recipient of Canadian hospitality 
at Ottawa, the capital of the dominion, where I went, by invitation, to say 
8omethin(r about our capital, and I feel even more indebted to Canada than 
I did l)efore, so that there is a real welcome extended to these Canadians, 
and I should like to meet them personally. 

You, who have had the opportunity that many of your fellow citizens 
have nf>t had, of special training, and arc familiar with the history of your 
country and its achievements, must have a peculiar interest and a great pride 
in the national capital. We who live here want to see that interest and pride 
increase. We want you to know the capital thoroughly. We want you to 
take an interest in all of the plans for its development and to exert your 
greatest influence in support of your senators and representatives for its up- 
hailding and embellishment. It is yours. It is not ours, who live here, any 
more than it is yours, and we want you to take a personal and special inter- 
est in ail that is being done and is to l>e done to make this the greatest capi- 
tal in the world. 

Let me say, young men, that it is a very great pleasure for us to have you 
here. It is a big pleasure, too, to have Father Lindley here with us. He 
seems to l>e the youngest of you all. It must be easy to keep young when 
one is constantly in communication with all these young spirits. 

Although your fraternity, like every other secret society, may have its 
critics, l)ecause you seem to be a privileged class and because it seems to 
make you different from the rest of the community, we understand perfectly, 
we know, that it is privileged only in the sense, a high sense, that it is priv- 
ileged to perform duties and to render services by means of its superior op- 
portunities which other men are not privileged to render. You have a 
directorship which the rest of us mav well expect to see you discharge faith- 
fully. You have, not in any priggish way but in a perfectly natural way, 
by what you do and say, the opportunity to be evami)les to the rest of us. 
You will naturally feel the responsibility of your privilege as men of excep- 
tional training. Xohlesse oblige means much to you. You are expected to 
teach by example what the educated American should i)e -to meet President 
Eliot's definition of a gentleman — a strong, generous, modest man, not given 
to bluster or to bustle, not given to self-conceit or self-advertisement, quiet 
and gentle in demeanor, with reverence for ideals and with respect for the 
law and its representatives; and we can consistently look to you, you college 
men, who have exceptional advantages, to use them for the l)enetit of the 
whole, and if you do there will be no carping criticism because you are in a 
way separated from the rest of the citizenship by your peculiar obligations 
one to another, but if you contribute such living as this to the great life of 
the country you will deserve and receive the gratitude of all. 

Response bv John H. DEWrrr 

The following response to the addresses of welcome was 
delivered, on behalf of the general council, by John H. De- 
Witt, Vanderbilt, '94, reporter of the general council and ed- 
itor of The Scroll. 

Brother Presioknt, Sister This, Brothkr This: 

This is a field day of the heart. Every sense is put upon its gracious ex- 
cellence, and generous emotions are rampart within the souls of sircmg and 
brave young men, who have met in the spirit of the Bond. Here are 
gathered older brothers whose devotion has increased with the years, and 


here are the representatives of the seventy units of our brotherhood, which 
extends throughout the United States and across the Canadian line. We 
greet for the first lime the delegate from our baby chapter at Toronto, and 
we are convened in the presence of our beloved and revered Father John 
Wolfe Lindley, under auspices of which we may well be proud. 

To this our national capital we have been welcomed, generously and elo- 
quently, by the Hon. Henry B. F. Macfarland, president of the board of 
commissioners of the District of Columbia. His words of wisdom, so splen- 
didly setting forth the ideals of manhood which college men uphold, should 
sink deeply into our hearts. We are intensely glad to meet in Washington, 
which is not only the political capital of our country but is also a center of 
art and scholarship, and a true embodiment of the national spirit. Near us 
are the home and tomb of Washington and the home of Lee, and down in 
the valley of Virginia is the tomb of Lee. They furnish untold inspiration 
to us who strive for the elevation of manhood and the promotion of brother- 
hood. It is the lx>ast of the French that the sun always shines on the tomb 
of Napoleon. It may be our boast that the sun shall ever shine from the 
graves of Washington and Lee. 

In response to the gracious welcome extended by Bro. Compton and Mr. 
Macfarland, whom we would like to adopt into * A 0, and speaking in be- 
half of the officers who give their service unselfishly to the fraternity, I re- 
joice with you in the belief that this occasion is a climax in our glorious his- 
tory. Our fraternity is strong, united, full of hope and optimism* and sen- 
sible of its opportunities in the development of the highest character and the 
promotion of happiness among men. We gladly dedicate this week to her fur- 
ther upbuilding, and will make this a fine clearing house'of mind and the heart. 

The best characteristics and views of life of all sections are represented 
here; and the essential fairness of mind and honesty of purpose* taught us 
in the Bond and exemplified in our intercourse, will enable us to adjust all 
differences of opinion on any question. We recognize that every man has 
the right to think as he thinks he ought to think, the right to follow the dic- 
tates of his conscience in every matter, the right to follow the ideals that ex- 
ist in his mind and heart. We may well, therefore, forecast a week of use- 
fulness to each other and of enduring good to * A 6. 

To those brothers who have come for the first time to our national con- 
vention I wish to address a brief exhortation. The great object of this gath- 
ering, aside from the regular transaction of business, is the cultivation of that 
warm, brotherly friendship that is so easily possible in 4> A 0. I urge all of 
you to get acquainted as thoroughly as you can. Do not spend your time 
mostly with those of 3'our own section of the country, with whom you have 
opportunities to commune elsewhere from time to time. Let the men of the 
east look up the men of the west; let those from the north and Canada learn 
to know well the Phis of the south. In such closer communion and inter- 
change of personalities you will find the highest phases of our brotherhood, 
and then you will go away composite Phis. Seek to find the basis upon 
which a brother from another section holds a different opinion from yours. 
Let us resolve that during the whole of this delightful week we will learn 
as much as we can, not only about the history and the affairs of our frater- 
nity, but also about that personal element which, after all, is the most im- 
portant thing, the charm and substance of which cannot be transmitted upon 
any printed page or shown in any photograph. The prevailing spirit here 
and the consequent purpose hereafter then shall be: 

Since we deserved the name of friends. 
And thine effect so lives in me, 
A part of mine may live in thee, 
And move thee on to noble ends. 


Response by Hon. Hugh Th. Mii.lkr. 

The following response tj the addresses of welcome was 
delivered, on behalf of the alumni of the fraternity, by Hon. 
Hugh Th. Miller, Butler^ ^2^^^ past-president of the ^jeneral 
council, and lieutenant-governor of Indiana: 

I have l)een impressed, and deeply impressed, ladies and gentlemen, with 
the graceful and eluqaent praises which have been uttered by the ^^entlemen 
who have preceded me. IVaises which are not for etlejt, but praises which 
oome from the heart; so much so, that I feel that what I shall have to say 
in behalf of the alumni of the fraternity will be inadequate by way of re- 
sponse or comparison with the things which you have hear<I. 

It has been my pleasure to be welcomed once before here in the same 
room in graceful words by the distin^ruished president of the Injard of com- 
missioners of the District of Columbia at another ^atherinj;: and although 
he said on that occasion what was eminently appropriate, what we all appre- 
ciated, I feel that his remarks on the present occasion excel by far anything 
that I have heard him say before, notwithstanding that the words uttered 
ten or twelve months ago I considered a model of an address of welcome. 

It has been my personal pleasure, on a number of occasions, to partici- 
pate in these addresses of welcome and response. I have had the oppor- 
tunity, in my own state, of welcoming the national convention of <t> A 6 
twice within my convention life. There are nianv here who were at the 
convention in Georgia fifteen years a^jo. I see a larj;e numlnjr who met in 
the hall of the house of representatives of that great state which has in later 
years almost wrested from Virginia the title of ''mother of presidents." 
There are many here who met with us in the state house at Indianapolis, and 
a large number who assembled with us in that jjreal city of brotherly love 
ten years ago. 

With all these memories in mind, it is a pleasure in<leed to repeat these 
words, which are true on all occasions: and so 1 shall say to you, like the 
remarks you have already heard, words that come from the heart, but they 
will be the words of one who is less in the habit, in spite of what the hon- 
ored president of the fraternity has said, of appearinj^; on jniblic occasions. 
But it is ray duty and pleasure to respond to the distinj^uishetl gentlemen 
who have welcomed us here in the name of the city an<l of the alumni club, 
in the name and on the behalf of the nine-tenths ot our ^;reat fraternity who, 
living and dead, make up the roll of our ^reat alutiini. 

Seventy college chapters are our pride today, l>ut in seventy live alunmi 
clubs, covering the same territory, that are made up of men of the same 
mould and type, lies the strenjj^th and future of the fraternity as well. Col- 
lege life seems an age in itself. The close of the setiior year seems the end 
of a phase of existence, but to a member <t> A 8 it is l)ut the beginning of the 
true appreciation of this great brotherhi>od. It has been my pleasure to 
meet members of the fraternity, under-graduates anrl graduates, in citv and 
country, for years past, and on each successive occasion whether in Northern 
Canada or Southern United States, whether east or west, the experience is 
the same. The pleasure has an added charm in the pride that comes from 
meeting friends among strangers in distant cities; and I say, in behalf of 
these men who are scattered east and west» north an<l south, and even be- 
yond the sea in the service of their country, in their behalf I say that this 
welcome here is one which touches us deeply and one of which we shall try 
to keep ourselves worthy. 


We are indeed glad to make this visit to the home of our governmenti 
the national capital. We are all bound by common ties of sympathy, and 
so we are glad, under this auspicious November sky, to hear these words of 
greeting. It means much to us to see these monuments and buildings. I 
thank you, ladies and gentlemen for your appreciation of these words of 
welcome. I thank the distinguished gentlemen who uttered these graceful 
words. I thank you one and all. 

Response of Alexander Pope. 

The following response to the addresses of welcome was 
delivered, on behalf of the active chapters, by Alexander 
Pope, '07, delegate from Texas Beta: 

Brother President, Mr. Commissioner, Sister Phis and Brother 

It is rather an ambitious effort for a humble under graduate to attempt to 
hold the attention of this body, directly after you have listened to the elo- 
quence of the gentlemen who have preceded him. To the generous and 
cordial welcome which has been extended to us, Bro. DeWitt has responded 
in behalf of the general council — the brains that move and direct our national 
organization. Bro. Miller has responded on behalf of the alumni — those 
men who, 'Meaving the life of the school and entering the school of life," 
have there upheld the principles of ^ A 6 and exemplified her teachings in 
their daily associations with their fellowmen. After all that has been said, 
it seems there is but little left for me to do. I would be exceedingly diffident 
and hesitating in arising to address you were it not that I am reminded I am 
to say something in behalf of the men who compose the active chapters of 
our fraternity — the men who fight her battles, the men who are the backbone 
of the organization, and upon whom, in so large a measure, depends the 
success of ^ A 8. 

As I listened to the speeches of Bro. DeWitt and Bro. Miller, and caught 
something of the inspiration of this gathering, I was filled with mingled 
feelings of regret and pleasure. I regret that on this occasion, so indicative 
of the glorious success of * A 0, in God's providence we are unable to find 
gathered with us all those noble men who were her founders in 1848. But 
I am also gratified — and I know that 1 voice the sentiment of this entire 
assembly — gratified that there remains one of those noble forefathers who 
can see the success of his work, and whom we can delight to honor. The 
names of these men shall be written, not only upon ^ A 6's roll of honor 
and the scroll of her fame, but also upon the hearts of grateful men and in 
the Book of Life. It is rather a far cry from 1848 to 1906, but today the 
representatives of the active chapters of our fraternity and the honored 
alumni who are gathered with us, bear witness to the fact that in 1848 one 
act was done which in its result has caused much benefit to the world. And 
todav we see, crowned with a full and rich success, that which was born in 

In the past few years, I think, the members of * A have been more in- 
clined than ever before to pause and contemplate the wonderful development 
and growth of our fraternity. Beginning at Miami, in 1848, * A G has 
developed with the development of the college idea throughout this great 
country. She has gone east and established herself firmly and honorably in 
that most wonderful industrial and commercial centre. She has gone west, 
far beyond the shadow of Wall street, even to the Golden Gate, and accom- 
plished the same result. She has gone north even into Canada, where today 


she is without a superior. And **Way Down South in Dixie," where her 
honor is our religion, and her principles our law, ^ A is the queen of 
southern fraternities. But this mere material and geographical development 
is the least that ^ A has done. Through the medium of her principles 
and her ideals she has established l)etween the college man of the north and 
the college man of the south, between the college man of the east and the 
college man of the west, a bond of friendship which shall remain forever 

All these under graduates, Mr. Commissioner, in whose l>ehalf I have the 
honor of responding to your most cordial welcome, all these men, represent- 
ing the thought and sentiment of every section of our country, are lx>und 
together, heart to heart, and hand to hand, in the bond of fraternal love. 
They have been anticipating the coming of this convention for many days. 
They are here, in one sense, to enjoy your hospitality, but, beyond and 
above that, they are here for a purpose. .And that purpose is to know each 
other better — to strengthen the ties of their friendship by means of a per- 
sonal acquaintance, to work together for the good of <l> A 0, to the end that 
each may be a better man. 

This, in a measure, is the ideal of our fraternity — a fraternity that was 
born amidst the environment of an enlightened civilization. Woven of the 
stoutest fibres of American colleges, she has been nurtured by a commingling 
of the best blood and sentiment of our land. If we may judge her future 
progress by her progress in the past, it does not require a prophet to predict 
that in a few years all other college fraternities will be forced to admit a 
fact that now indisputably exists — and that is that <t> A 6 is the foremost 
college fraternity, and she dominates the fraternity policy of the world. 
Even now she stands forth, clothed in the robes of principle and power, in 
which the men who made her intended she should stand. Today she may be 
seen, moving down the highways of history, teaching by means of lofty 
principles and noble ideals, moving easily at the head of the college fra- 
ternities of the world, marching in the van of enlightened and broadminded 
civilization, her duty and her destiny to make men worthy, and to inculcate 
as an indestructible part of the American college that great principle of the 
"brotherhood of man," which, since the beginning of time, has been, and 
will forever be, the only means of a world's salvation. 

This is the fraternity we are proud to own. It is now nearly sixty years 
since the first chapter of <t> A 6 was founded. In the time that has inter- 
vened many wonderful things have happened and many changes have come 
about. But if the trial has been by fire, <l> A 6 has come forth stronger and 
more united. There is no Mason and Dixon line now. "The sons of sires 
who danced to music made by slaves and called it freedom,** the descendants 
of men who burned women, and **led Hester IVynne to her shame and called 
it religion," have arisen to that broader Americanism, which demands a 
square deal for all men, liberty and justice in the fullest sense, whose 
watchword is tolerance, and whose religion is freedom. And in the van- 
guard of this enlightened movement, in the search that the American college 
has made for reason and for truth, * A has played her pan, by inculcating 
in man a love for truth for truth's own sake, and a reverence for these lofty 
principles and ideals which go to make the man, which count more for the 
glory of a nation than all the learning of her wise professors in a hundred 

Today we are met in the city where resides the government of the great- 
est nation in the world. A delegate from far-off Texas, voicing the pride 
that the members of the active chapters feel in their l)eloved fraternity, is 
doubly glad that he can also voice the pride that these men feel to be Amer- 


leans. I am called upon to say, in their behalf, that they are deeply grate- 
ful for the generous welcome which has been extended to them. I hardly 
know how to thank Mr. Macfarland for the cordial manner in which he has 
greeted us. I feel I may safely assure him that we will use the freedom of 
this beautiful city in a safe, sane, and conservative manner. At any rate, 
we will be as careful as the senators and congressmen, our representatives, 
and I am sure he would ask no more. 

In return, Mr. Commissioner, it gives me great pleasure to present to you 
these men who represent the membership in the active chapters of our fra- 
ternity today. These men come from every part of our land. They repre- 
sent the enlightened sentiment and thought of every section of our country. 
Their ambitions and aspirations, in large measure, pulse the hope and pro- 
gress of this great country. I have said that, aside from being members of 
the ^ A fraternity, it is a source of pride to remember that these men are 
Americans. In conclusion, I am prouder still to say that when these men 
leave the *Mife of the school and enter the school of life," the ideals and 
principles of their fraternity will go with them, and stand guard to see that 
their hearts never cherish a single thought that does not comprehend the 
glory and the welfare of this great republic. 

Greetings From Dr. Larkin W. Glazebrook 

Larkin W. Glazebrook, M. D., worthy keeper of annals, 
and formerly worthy grand chief of A T O, and son of Rev. 
Otis A. Glazebrook, D. D., principal founder of that frater- 
nity, addressed the convention, by invitation, as follows: 

This is rather a surprise on my part as I came by simply to shake hands 
with some Phi Deltas who are known to me chiefly through the mails, as 
your honorable president and some of your officers have, no doubt, during 
the last ten years seen my name at the end of communications in connection 
with matters of fraternity business. In a month from today I shall have the 
pleasure of assembling together with the members of my fraternity in the 
city of Birmingham, and I feel almost as if I might %ddress you as I will 
them. It is a pleasure to welcome you here, and, on behalf of the local chap- 
ter of my fraternity, I bid you welcome and wish for you a successful meeting. 

Remarks of Dr. Guy Potter Benton 

Dr. Guy Potter Benton, Ohio Wesley an, ^^^, president of 
Miami University, where ^ A was founded, being called up- 
on to say a few words, responded as follows: 

This is a very unexpected pleasure and one which I appreciate. There 
has been so much said and well said this morning, and inasmuch as I am to 
speak more formally a little later in the week, it seems to me that I should 
not break in with any word at all. As a member of the greatest college fra- 
ternity in the universe, I have the honor to know Bro. Lindley, Father Lind- 
ley, and as president of his alma mater I am proud also to claim him as a 
son. Blessings on him. May he live forever. Sister Phis and Brother Phis, 
I am authorized to say to you, with all sincerity, on behalf of Miami Univer- 
sity: Apostolio bencdictit4m. 


On Monday evening of convention week the delegates and 
visitors were shown through the Library of Congress. When 


we had passed through the great bronze doors that guard the 
entrance into the main hall of the building, our attention was 
held, riveted by the heavily panelled ceiling, finished in white 
and gold. The impressive architecture, the rich paintings, 
the beautiful mosaics, the wealth of allusion, all overwhelmed 
us. There we felt that we might well pass a week studying 
ceiling, floor, walls and columns. To attempt to do the en- 
tire library in two hours gave us only a glimpse into the mar- 
vels of the place and made us dissatisfied with ourselves that 
we could not see more or stay longer. 

But brief as was the trip, it was well worth while. We were 
invited into the office of the librarian, where an assistant ex- 
tended to us the courtesies of the building and volunteered to 
act as our escort. Under his guidance we passed along a 
small domed corridor to the north and entered the room of 
maps and charts. There, among other things, is displayed 
a model of the new city of Washington — certainly a city 
beautiful — as it will appear when the Burnham commission 
plans are realized. Next we were taken to the north stack 
room where one is fairly stifled by books great and small, old 
and new. 

Perhaps the most impressive moment in our excursion was 
on passing out of the prison-like stacks into the rotunda or 
main reading room. We were greeted by light and warmth 
and richness and ample spaces. The room is 100 feet from 
side to side, and 160 feet from the floor to the topmost point of 
the domed ceiling. We stopped to gaze and to admire the 
wonderful conception of the architect. Some of us took time 
to look into the great card catalogue and saw **The History 
of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity," by Walter B. Palmer, safely 
recorded there. 

By walking through the south stack room, we came out in- 
to the department of current periodicals, where one may have 
a paper from St. Petersburg or Tokio, London or Hong Kong, 
as suits his taste. Next we visited the magnificent rooms 
specially provided for members of the senate and the house 
of representatives. Then our guide led us to the second 
story, and into the exhibit of prints. Many of us got no fur- 
ther. After a brief half hour spent in poring over copies of 
the great masters, we returned to the New Willard, to pre- 
pare for another day of convention duties, with the mental 
reservation, however, that sometime we would take a month 
to inspect the Library of Congress. 

Arthur R. Priest, DePauw, '91. 



A national convention of ^ A would not be complete 
without a smoker as one of its features of entertainment. The 
smoker given by the Washington alumni club, complimentary 
to the officers, delegates and visiting Phis» was held at Raush- 
er's, corner of L street and Connecticut avenue, the Sherry's 
of Washington, beginning at 8:30 p. m. on Tuesday of con- 
vention week. 

The festivities took place in the large banquet hall, and 
were attended by a large and enthusiastic gathering of Phis, 
packing the hall to its capacity. There were Phis there who 
were young, Phis who were middle-aged, and Phis who were 
old, but the old Phis were only middle-aged, being old in 
years only. There were Phi fathers, Phi sons. Phi uncles, 
cousins and nephews — all there to enjoy themselves and have 
a good time. It was an evening overflowing with good cheer 
and good fellowship. 

After checking our hats and coats downstairs, we were met 
on the landing of the staircase by a delegation of Washing- 
ton Phis, headed by the genial Bro. Everett F. Phillips, local 
committee man in charge of the smoker. This delegation 
dispensed cigars from Havana and cigarettes from the Orient, 
with a lavish hand. As souvenirs of the occasion, handsome 
briarwood pipes were given out, each having on the bowl a 
small silver plate, bearing the following inscription: 


* Ae 

Washington, 1906. 

Two hundred of these briar pipes were distributed and one 
hundred corn cob pipes. 

On going up stairs, we entered a small hall, and from that 
into the large hall adjoining, where the smoker was held. 
Bro. Percy L. Hodges, chairman of the committee on decora- 
tions, had lavishly decorated this room with the fraternity's 
flag and college pennant collection. 

At one end of the hall, in a balcony, was stationed a part 
of the famous Marine Band of the United States Navy, which 
furnished delightful and inspiring music during the evening. 

Just beneath the balcony, on long tables, was spread an 
elaborate buffet luncheon, accompanied by the **trimmings." 

The Phis congregated by chapters and provinces, and vied 
with each other in giving their various college and province 
yells and cheers. All sorts of yells penetrated the smoky at- 


mosphere, those from Toronto to Texas, and from Colby 
to California. Nor were the provinces forgotten. F.psilon 
with her famous "Hi, yi, yi, yi!" Alpha and Zeta, the big ones, 
gave mighty slogans, and so on down the line. 
I (After a large amount of lung capacity had been exhibited, 
and everybody and everything had been cheered, and while 
the enthusiast!) was at its height, our elongated and only 
"Dick" Little appeared in the balcony, towering even above 
the heads of the representatives of l/'ncle Sam's Navy, and 
announced that the delegates and Washington alumni would 
"throw" a dance at Rausher's on Friday evening. In his in- 
imitable style, he informed us that his agents would then pass 


among us, and all those desiring lo attend the dance would 
be requested to "jar loose two and one-half plunks." It is 
needless to say that Richard Henry was vociferously applauded 
as usual. 

Then we had the pleasure of listening to a few remarks 
from "General" Lee Fairchild. at the conclusion of which 
our esteemed and popular P. G. C. Bro. Frank J. R. Mit- 
chell was carried on the shoulders of the boys to the plat- 
form, but he did not have enough breath left to make a speech. 
After much persuasion, our genial and jolly Bro. John Joy 
Edson, Jr., gave us his famous recitation of the man with a 
wooden arm, which made a great hit with the crowd. 



After some excellent selections by a guartel, and byseveral 
other professional entertainers provirted by the local commit- 
tee, we were deliEhtfully entertained by the famous cartoon- 
ist, Mr. C. K. Berryman, of the Washington Post, who drew 
charcoal cartoons of Cannon, Fairbanks, Taft, Waterson, 
Hearst, Bryan and other public celebrities, with lightning 
rapidity, all being instantly recognized by the audience, 
which heartily applauded each effort. Mr. Berryman, then, 
with great cleverness, converted the first and last letters of 

♦ A into President Roosevelt's famous eyeglasses, with the 
A representing the nose, and added beneath the eiiualiy 
famous teeth of our chief executive. Responding to a general 
request, Mr. Berryman made charcoal sketches of Father 
Lindley and Bro. Walter B. Palmer, etchings of which have 
been made, and the originals deposited in the fraternity library. 
Mr. Berryman, by the way, is the originator of the Teddy 
bears fad. 

The chief surprise of the smoker was the presentation by 
Bro. Claude N. Bennett, on behalf of Mrs. Lillian Palmer 
Blackburn, sister of Bro. Walter B. Palmer, of the old coat 



Bro. Palmer had worn as a working coat, during his prepar- 
ation of "The History of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity," 
and which he had thrown away when the book was completed. 
The coat was boxed as carefully as cut glass, wrapped with 
an abundance of tissue paper, and tied up with a profusion 
ofwhiteandblue ribbons. Nothing whateverwas knownasto 
what was coming when Bro, Bennett ascended the platform to 
deliver to the fraternity "a very important message just re- 
ceived." He asked: 

Is ihe fraternilv librarian aad Ihe keeper of Ihe fraternily museum here? 
Are Ibe members of the general council here? Is thai veleran of uuoy 
Phi warn aad joys. Bro. Waller B. Palmer, here? 

Easv Puzzle Pictui 

I bring to Ihese and to all of you a message. It is not a messnge from 
Mars. It is from a higher source — a Phi girl. It concerns the thoughlful 
and sentimental side of ♦ A 8. It is more than a rainbow of promise — it is 
a consummation fulfilled. 

Whal the nonh star is to Ihe wandering mariner, whal the mallese cross 
is to the knights of Malta, whal the white plume of Henry of Navarre 
meant to the brave men who followed him, whni the sacred fountain 
of St. Martins is to the worshippers at Canterbury; eveti as Cleopatra re- 
vered the white cat, from which she descended, as older that) Ihe pyramids 
and more sacred than Ihe sphinx — closer, if not dearer, than all these has 
the contents of this beautifully beribboned liox been to Brother Waller B. 
Palmer who, it is plain to see from his interrogative smile, thinks he knows 
absolutely nothing about it. 

This ornamented boi contains the old coat that Bro. Palmer wore for 
twenty years while he was writing the history of ^ A ©^the most elaborate 
and complete history of any college fraternity that has ever Iwen written. 


Age has not withered nor custom staled the infinite variety of this old 
coat. It is worthy of hymns and poems and sacred tribute. If the United 
States government preserves in the Smithsonian Instititution George Washing- 
ton's kitchen relics, Franklin's old printing press, Henry Clay's old hat, 
Grant's sword, Lincoln's cane, and what not that was worn or used by the 
great men of the nation — why should not ^ A give a place in her museum 
to Walter Palmer's historical coat? 

This relic, whose sentimental value will grow with the coming years, I 
have the honor to present to the fraternity, with the compliments and best 
wishes of a loyal hearted Phi girl, the sister of Bro. Palmer, Mrs. Lillian 
Palmer Blackburn, who, at his dictation, wrote much of the history. I pro- 
pose three * A cheers for Sister Lillian Palmer Blackburn and ask Bro. 
McCrillis to lead them. 

The cheering raised the roof. Bro. Palmer was brought 
to the platform, made to take off his Tuxedo coat, put on the 
old discarded garment and deliver a speech, which he did in 
good humor and in a pleasingly reminiscent mood. 

The box had been sent by a messenger to the hall, and Bro. 
Bennett had been told of its contents over the telephone. 

The Souvenir Pipes 

Presented at the Smoker by the Washington Alumni Club. 

The following note, which came tucked in with the coat, was 
not discovered until after the presentation: 

Dear Mr. Bennett: 

The accompanying box contains a <t> A 6 relic, the old coat which Walter 
wore as a working coat while writing the history of the fraternity. I wish 
to ask that you do me the favor of presenting it to the fraternity at the 
smoker this evening. 

When Walter was at Nashville this fall, he threw this old coat to me, to 
be gotten rid of absolutely and entirely, he agreeing to my laughing remark 
that, the history being at last completed, he had no further use for so de- 
lapidated a garment. 

I determined then to send it or bring it to the convention, and offer it to 
be placed in the fraternity museum, as a joke on Walter. As all patriotic 
Americans regard with interest the garments of George Washington preserved 
in the national museum, so perhaps good and loyal Phis may hereafter re- 
gard this historic relic of 4> A 6 and the author of its history. 

Please treat the matter as a joke. I only thought it might add one more 
laugh to what will, I know, be a most delightful occasion. 


Thanking you very much for your aid in getting this coat before the Phi 
public, I am, with sincere wishes. 

Sincerely your friend, 

Lillian Palmkr Blackburn. 
Washington, D. C, November 27, 1900. 

After much cheering and many hearty outbursts of enthu- 
siasm, the crowd dispersed at an early hour (a. m.), it being 
the unanimous opinion that the Washington Phis were a 
royal lot of good fellows, and had shown us the time of our 
lives. The smoker of the Washington convention has passed 
into fraternity history, but it will always linger in the mem- 
ories of the Phis present as one of the most pleasant and de- 
lightful of the many courtesies and entertainments provided 
by our kind hosts during the week. 

Samuel K. Ruick, DePauw, '97. 


Dr. Benjamin Ide Wheeler, president of the University of 
California, an A A ^, addressed the convention W^ednesday 
afternoon. He created great enthusiasm amonjj the members 
of the fraternity present. Among other things he said: 

You called me and I came. I am glad to be the transient guest of so 
respectable a college body. The Greek-letter fraternities are made up of 
people who stand for something noble and for good things generally. I am 
not a member of 4> A but I feel at one with you. And this reminds me 
that a year or two ago I was a guest of a college fraternity convention in 
New York City, and when 1 had finished speaking to the members, two- 
thirds of them, thinking I was a member of that particular fraternity, gave 
me the grip, which I have since forgotten. 

Students in the American universities are the same whether the institutions 
are in the north, east, south or west; they have the same ideals, the same 
great purposes, and they are closer together than they realize that they are. 

It is natural for American students to have sound ideas of manliness. 
They are strong and healthy; they like manly and sometimes even rough 
sports; their one great characteristic is virility. 

Roosevilt is the standard of American students. He and I have differed 
a little recently on spelling; and when I saw him today he stepped up to me 
and said: **Mr. Wheeler, we differ in regard to spelling, I spell cat *kat.' " 

I wish to say to you members of the <l> A 0, do not spend much time con- 
sidering whether your fraternity is better than another, but spend the most 
of your time trying to make your fraternity better than it is. Do not make 
your chapter a club apart from the university or college, but make it a part 
of the institution in which it exists. The old style of professor has gone — 
the one who wore black pantaloons and a white tie to let the students know 
he was learned; and the new professor has taken his place, who is himself 
a sort of student. 

President Wheeler then said that he found that college fra- 
ternities too frequently based their choice of men for recruits 


on the clothes that they wore, and even upon the color of 
their neckties. 

In conclusion he said: * Young Americans are naturally 
idealists; and without an ideal, student life and life in general, 
amounts to very little." When he closed he was given a rous- 
ing 4> A © cheer. Lee Fairchild, Lombard^ '86. 


On theater night, the convention delegates with one ac- 
cord agreed with Hamlet that **the play's the thing." The 
National Theater was the place, Wednesday evening the time, 
Mary Mannering the star, * 'Glorious Betsey" the play. 

The air was permeated with Phi sentiment. Phi enthusiasm, 
animated and impersonated, took possession of the occasion 
and filled it through and through with brightness, sprightli- 
ness and joyousness, such as this dignified capital of these 
United States has seldom seen. The ordinary folks in the 
audience — such as cabinet officers, supreme court judges, 
senators and everyday congressmen — sat quietly back, looked, 
listened and wondered. Even the gallery gods, hitherto 
irrepressible, never chirped. 

All the boxes were occupied by Phis and ladies, and the 
orchestra chairs, filling the full front portion of the theater, 
were occupied by Phis. The famous banner made by Miss 
Ethel Wilder hung above the box occupied by the party of 
which she was a member. All the boxes were decorated with 
Phi colors and banners. Between the acts, incessant visit- 
ing was kept up between the occupants of the boxes and the 

The play is based upon the familiar story of the marriage 
of Elizabeth Patterson of Baltimore to Jerome Bonaparte, 
the youngest brother of the great Napoleon. Among the noted 
characters are John C. Calhoun, Robert E. Lee and Henry 
Clay, boldly transplanted, and all made lovers of **Glorious 
Betsey" who won all the hearts that came her way. She had 
time, however, for a French tutor who turned out to be 
Jerome Bonaparte in disguise. He taught her the feeling 
rather than the conjugation of the verb **to love" and of 
course he fell in love with her. 

The play was exquisitely acted; the character and enthusi- 
asm of the audience inspiring the players to their very best. 
Miss Mannering first appeared in white and blue costume, 
with blue and white ribbons, fastened with a wing-shaped gold 
pin bearing the letters * A (presented by the Washington 


alumni club), hanging from her shoulder. The Washington 
alumni club also presented her with a colossal bunch of vio- 
lets, tied with white and blue ribbons. Her supporting lady 
also wore white and blue. One of her chief admirers in the 
play was a Phi Delta Theta — Edgar Baume, of Kentucky 
Alpha, '90, who admirably acted the part of John C. Calhoun. 
He wore the fraternity colors bearing the words Phi Delta 
Theta and a ^ A badge loaned by Bro. Rommel. Miss 
Mannering was most gracious and thoroughly enjoyed and 
appreciated the enthusiastic reception given her by the Phis. 
A letter was afterwards received from her husband, James 
K. Hackett, as follows: 

Thk Hackett Theater, New York, December i, 1906. 
Mr. George M. Rommel, Washington, D. C. 
My Dear Mr. Rommel: 

I want to thank the Phi Delta Thetas, through the committee, for the 
charming compliment they paid Mary Mannering — Mrs. Hackett. Though 
an Alpha Delt myself, manv of my best friends in college were among the 
Phi Delta Thetas. 

Again thanking you all, I am Most sincerely, 

James K. Hackett. 

The occupants of the boxes were as follows: 

Box A: Mesdames Lindley, Miller and Rommel; Miss Katherine Mc- 
Murry; Messrs. John Wolfe Lindley, Frank J. R. Mitchell, Hugh Th. 
Miller and George M. Rommel. 

Box B: Mesdames Palmer, Wilder and Compton; Miss Ethel V. Wilder; 
Messrs. Walter B. Palmer, Victor H. Henderson and William M. Compton. 

Box C: Mesdames Ballou, McCrillis and Hitt; Messrs. John B. Ballou, 
John H. DeWitt, Arthur M. McCrillis and Isaac R. Hitt, Jr. 

Box D: Mesdames Ruick and Hodges; Messrs. J. E. Brown, Guy Potter 
Benton, Sam. K. Ruick and P. L. Hodges. 

Box E: Misses Hastings, Vaughan, and Margery Ross; Messrs. Elmer C. 
Henderson, Emory M. Underwood, John E. Meisenhelder and Claude N. 

Box F: Misses Ruth and Leila Hitt, Mechlin, Patterson, Reynolds and 
Peters; Messrs. Richard H. Little, Oscar A. Mechlin and Carl D. Sheppard. 

Box. G: Mesdames Witt, Davis and Phillips; Messrs. Edgar E. Witt, 
Horace W. Davis, Everett F. Phillips and Arthur R. Priest. 

Box H: Mesdames Hays, Lamkin and Barnard; Messrs. Will H. Hays, 
Charles F. Lamkin, Ralph P. Barnard, Guido Gores and Harry L. Watson. 

There appeared to be about a thousand Phis present; but the 
number of Phi tickets checked up as disposed of was 277, 
twenty-eight of which were for Phi ladies. Bro. Merrill C. 
Haldeman, Dickinson, '03, led the cheering, and nearly every- 
body in the house joined in. 

Claude N. Bennett, Emory, '88. 



Long live Miami! 
I^ng live this tree! 
Longer live the fraternity! 

With these memorable words a founder of the greatest Greek- 
letter fraternity bent down to plant a tree by the tomb of the 
father of the greatest republic that history tells about. To 
hear their revered founder, and to watch the ceremonies, were 
gathered in this scene at Mount Vernon on the Potomac, 300 
Phis with their ladies, eager to pay homage through their 
fraternity to their country. In this way the members of ^ A 
in Washington, to attend the national convention, spent the 
morning of Thanksgiving. 

Mount Vernon is sixteen miles south of Washington, the 
way the conductors on the electric line collect, and much 
farther if you don't have 25 cents after you arrive to get within 
the grounds. The Phis went by the electric route and all 
got in. 

No one could have asked for a more delightful morning. 
Most of the brothers were up in time to eat breakfast at the 
New Willard, or the usual ^gg sandwich at the hole-in-the- 
wall across the street, where the prices were more congenial. 
A large class, however, among whom Bro. Guido Gores, of 
Cincinnati, was the leading sufferer, were in the condition of 
Mother Hubbard's dog. The tree planting ceremonies were 
delayed until the famished ones consumed the entire supply of 
milk, said to have been produced by the same cows Washington 
once milked before he went off to war, and which was sold in 
large dippers in the Washington kitchen, near the mansion. 
On account of these fellows not waking up in time to remem- 
ber they were going to Mount Vernon, the departure of the 
two special trains from Washington was postponed until after 
10 o'clock. Except for a brief stop below Alexandria, Va., 
which was made ostensibly to allow Bro. Souders, of Mil- 
waukee, to cut down a Christmas tree, there was no further 

^ A was happy in Dixie land. A few innocent raffles, 
under the management of representatives of fraternity jewelers 
were pulled off, that sort of thing being frowned upon by the 
Washington authorities. The solemnity of the procedure was 
greatly relieved by Bro. Dick Little, of Chicago, marching up 
and down the train, raffling off something that looked suspi- 
ciously like a hundred dollar bill. Bro. Souders carried his 
Christmas tree at the head of the procession. 


After an inspection of the mansion with all its relics, Pres- 
ident Mitchell led the way down the hill to the tomb. Much 
toi>e regretted, neither Bro. Walter B. Palmer, nor Bro. Guy 
Potter Benton, were present. They had done most in plan- 
ning for the occasion. It was Bro. Palmer who first suggested 
the tree planting, and Dr. Benton, who brought the tree from 
Miami. Both were unavoidably detained in Washington. 

It is a day long to be remembered when an American visits 
Mount Vernon, but to mingle there with the founder of the 
fraternity, hundreds of brothers and the fairest ladies in the 
land, is a day one can never forget. And after all is said and 
done, none seemed to appreciate the visit to Mount Vernon 
more than the Canadian brothers. 

With uncovered heads, the brothers and the ladies gathered 
about President Mitchell as he spoke of the fitness of planting 
the tree. He dwelt on the fact that every believer in free 
government was gratified by a visit to Mount Vernon. It was 
quite proper, he said, that Phis, on a visit to Washington, 
should mark the patriotism of the membership of * A® by estab- 
lishing by the tomb of Washington a memorial of the occasion. 

Father Lindley was called upon to say a few words. Mother 
Lindley stood by his side. He emphasized the pleasure of 
being at Mount Vernon with the members of ^ A 0and spoke 
of the great satisfaction which the growth of the fraternity 
had afforded him. Then, with his hand on the graceful maple, 
he uttered as the sentiment of the occasion his prayer: **Long 
live Miami! Long live the tree! Longer live the fraternity! 

Bro. Karl H. Zuick gave an account of the tree, a hard 
maple. At President Benton's request, Bro. James Ramsey 
Patterson, Ohio Alpha, '58, a trustee of Miami University, 
and one of the oldest living members of Ohio Alpha, selected 
the tree. It was taken from the campus at Miami, just south 
of the south dormitory. 

After all the remarks. Father Lindley took a spade and 
threw in the first dirt about the tree. President Mitchell did 
likewise, and every one present took part by throwing in dirt 
with the spade or hands. The spade has been gilded and 
will be preserved in the fraternity museum. 

The tree was planted in the ellipse made by a roadway and 
a walk, and just to the east of Washington's tomb. It is near 
the roadway and will take the place of a tree soon to be re- 
moved. Permission to plant the tree was granted by the re- 
gents of the Ladies Mount Vernon association, through the 
kind solicitations of the superintendent of the grounds. 


^ A 0*s tree is No. 9 among memorials planted at Mount 
Vernon. The others are: 

No. I, elm, planted in 1876, by Don Pedro, Emperor of Brazil. 

No. 2, maple, planted October 31, 1881, by the Temperance I^adies of 

No. 3, British oak, planted by request of H. R. H. Prince of Wales (now 
King Edward), to replace the memorial tree planted by him during his visit 
to Mount Vernon in i860, which had died. 

No. 4, ivy, planted November 29, 1890, by the Z X fraternity. 

No. 5 Concord elm, planted April, 1897, b>' ^^e Children of the American 

No. 6, white oak, planted May 13, 1899, by the American Society of 
Civil Engineers. 

No. 7, German linden, planted February 27, 1902 by H. R. H. Prince 
Henry of Prussia. 

No. 8, elm, planted March 19, 1902, by the * K 4^ fraternity. 

After the ceremonies, the party assembled for a group pho- 
tograph in front of the historic mansion. Kodak experts got 
busy also. One of the most pathetic snaps was that of Bro. 
Little shaving the new grown whiskers from the face of Presi- 
dent Mitchell. 

After two hours at Mount Vernon, the special trains started 
on the return at i o'clock. A large section of the party, led 
by Bro. DeWitt, left the trains to see Alexandria. They dis- 
turbed that quaint old town from its midday slumber by a 
rousing Phi yell. 

Washington Phis particularly will watch with anxiety the 
growth of the * A tree, not only because it stands for the 
fraternity, but because it commemorates the happy occasion 
when they were permitted to play the part of hosts at a na- 
tional convention. Carl D. Sheppard, Ohio^ '02. 


Doubtless there have been larger fraternity dinners in point 
of numbers. Our own. fraternity has had a larger dinner. 
There have been dinners more momentous for one reason or 
another. But seldom has there been a pleasanter or more 
diversified gathering of fraternity men than that of the two 
hundred and forty-six men who sat at the boards to enjoy 
the convention banquet of 1906 at Washington on Thursday 
evening, November 29. 

The capital city and the New Willard Hotel furnished the 
opportunity; the local convention committee placed the op- 
portunity within reach, and the legions of ^ A did the rest. 
What we noticed by its absence was a happy lack of monot- 
ony so characteristic of formal dinners of other kinds. We 
played in due season, and in due season, too, we listened to 

The Gkneral Council at Mount Vbrson. 
From Icfi Id riihl— John H. DcWitl. R. U. C. : Sam K. Ru 
P. G. C. ; Anhiu M. McCrillu. H. ('.. C. : Jahn B. Battou. T. I 
IroDi Kodak! Bken by Tom A. Davis. Aliimiii CommiBinns. 


what we seriously wanted to hear, and having listened, heard. 
There was advice from the men rich in years and in exper^ 
ience. There was enthusiasm and fervor from those young- 
er in preferment. We were stirred by appeals born of loyal'- 
ty and pride in our organization, and we laughed again audi 
again at things irresistibly funny. 

The attendance was noteworthy for several reasons. Tlw 
banquet was one of the most * 'national" and representatifiB 
in the fraternity's history. No less than seventy-five activt 
and inactive chapters were represented by alumni and undef^ 
graduates, and during the course of the evening the govern- 
ment statistician at Washington reckoned that each college in 
the seventy had five or six separate and official college yellfC 
Then fifty-seven different institutions were represented by 
two or more men; thirty-nine colleges had three or more in 
attendance; four or more men came from thirty different seati 
of learning; five or more Phis each hailed from seventeen 
chapters; thirteen institutions sent six men each; the coll^(e 
cheers of six colleges were given by seven or more men in 
each case; five chapters sent eight or more scions from each; 
two sent more than nine apiece, and the University of Penn* 
sylvania took the banner for representation with its delega* 
tion of fifteen. 

The chapters sending five or' more men to the conventioft 
banquet were as follows: Pennsylvania, 15; Washington an^ 
Jefferson, 9; Dickinson, Cornell and Miami, 8 each; Lehigh, 
7; Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Colby, Lafayette, Brown and 
Virginia, 6" each; Dartmouth, Westminster, Gettysburg and 
Vanderbilt, 5 each. 

The distribution by states was as follows: Pennsylvania, 
55; Ohio, 25; Indiana, 24; New York, 20; Illinois, 18; Vir- 
ginia, 15; Missouri, 9; Massachusetts, 8; California, Maine, 
Rhode Island, Tennessee and Texas, 6 each; New Hampshire, 
Wisconsin and Canada, 5 each; Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, 
Louisiana and Vermont, 4 each; Iowa and Washington, 3 
each; Colorado, Minnesota and Nebraska, 2 each, and Kan* 
sas, Michigan and North Carolina, one each — twenty-nine 
different states and Canada. 

Grouped by provinces the attendance was as follows: Al- 
pha, T09; Zeta, 42; Delta, 26; P^psilon, 24; Beta, 16; Theta, 
11; Gamma, 10; Kta, 8; Iota, 6 and Kappa, 3. 

The dinner was served in the large ball room of the New 
Willard, which was connected with a reception room on the 
south. The long rows of tables placed at right angles to 
the dais were elaborately decorated with holly, carnations, 

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ferns and variegated chrysanthemums. Behind the rostrum 
the famous silk flag made by Miss Ethel Wilder, of Louis- 
ville, hung to lend its charm to the evening and to recall to 
memory the dozen other notable occasions at which it has 
graced * A meetings. On the other walls hung six Ameri- 
can flags, all skillfully concealed during the early part of the 
evening, and dropped simultaneously when the flashlight 
photograph was taken. 

Boutonierres were presented to each of us along with print- 
ed song slips containing sixteen old favorites and the follow- 
ing new song, written especially for the banquet by Bro. Carl 
D. Sheppard, Ohio^ '02, of the Washington alumni club: 

Air— *M/v Irish Molly, Oh:' 

Praters, dear, and did yez hear 

The news that's Koin' roun' 
Phikeia is the bij^jgest thing 

That iver came to town. 
Why, the President's a comin back 

From way down 'neath the sun 
To shake your hands and welcome yez 

Down here at Washington. 


Praters, from alma maters — 

Places we hold so dear, 
We're fairly off our trolley 
Since yez, begoUy, 

Since yez came here. 
Phi lime, shure, manes a high time, 

Come, lads, don't be so slow, 
Change your game, don't be so tame, 
Begorra, and we'll do the same. 

Phi Delta Theta, ho! 

The town is yours to have and hold 

Por fawty days and nights, 
If you'll only lav the pieces 

Of the most attractive sights. 
And this includes the girls as well — 

They're the sweetest iver won — 
Our girls that wear the white and l)lue, 

Down here at Washington. — Cho. 

And whin yez tired of gay Noo Vork, 

Pind Pittsburgh's married off. 
Conclude Chicago needs a rest. 

At Nashville merely scoff. 
Why don't forget the Phis yez met 

That live in Washington 
A welcome's woven in the mat 

Down here at Washington. — Cho. 


The songs of the evening were rather more successful than 
those generall}' heard in a large meeting of the kind, and 
were sung with a zest and energy which befitted the time, 
place and occasion. The singing was formally led during 
the course of the evening alternately by Bros. Gilbert S. 
Woolworth, Union, '02, of the law department of the Library 
of Congress, and VV. J. Douglas, Lehigh , '04, engineer of 
bridges of the District of Columbia. Standing on a table in 
the corner of the large hall and substituting a napkin for a 
baton, they swayed the college youth and their seniors to 
bursts upon bursts of melody and tunefulness. They were 
assisted by seven pieces from the Marine Band, which fur- 
nished the music during the rest of the evening. 

A separate word should be said for the really beautiful and 
elaborate menu cards provided by the Washington alumni. 
They were made by The Dreka Co., of Philadelphia, and con- 
sisted of six sheets bound with dark blue silk from which de- 
pended a loop and tassel at either end. The cover bore 
handsome engravings of the fraternity coat-of-arms in blue 
and gray, and a delicately tinted and exquisitely engraved 
picture of the capitol building in a frame surrounded by 
Grecian scroll work of leaves. In the upper left and right 
hand corners respectively were the numerals **i848" and 
*T9o6," representing the years of the fraternity's career. 

The menu proper appeared on the fifth page as follows: 


Anchovy Lkavks. 

Oystkr Cocktails. 

Cklkry. Olives. Radishes. Salted Nuts. 

Consomme Princess. 

Potomac River Bass, Meuniere, 


Sweetbread Patties. 

Filet of Beef, Melba. 

French Peas. 

Roman Punch. 

Roast Turkey, Cranberry Sauce. 

Mount Vernon Salad. 

Nesselrode Puddini;. 

Assorted Cakes. 

Cam EM BERT Cheese. 




On the following page was the following list of the toasts 
of the evening: 


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ToASTM ASTER: William N. Compton, Alabanui^ '88 

"The Spirit of Phi Delta Theta," 

Dr. Guy Potter Benton, Ohio Wesieyntty '88 

**Fraternity Life," Lee Fairchild, Lombard^ '86 

"Ambition," Gen. John C. Black, Wabash^ '62 

**Phi Delta Theta in Texas," Alexander Pope, Texas, '07 

"Billy Goat," Richard H. Little, Illinois Wesleyan, '95 

"Phi Delta Theta in Washington, ".Frederick H. Austin, Missouri, '80 
Leader of Singing: Gilbert S. Woolworih, Uniofty '88 

Immediately following were two blank pages for autographs 
and on the inside of the back cover page was printed the 
names of the convention committee of the Washington alumni 
club and the banquet committee, which was composed of Bro. 
Ralph P. Barnard, Lehigh, '89, chairman; Walter J. Douglas, 
Lehigh, '94, and Tracy L. Jeffords, Vermont, '86. 

Another innovation was the lady*s gallery facing the dais. 
Heretofore our Phi sisters, wives and sweethearts were hidden 
in the upholstery of peep galleries above the banquet hall or 
were excluded entirely from this part of the convention gay- 
ety. This the chivalry of the south would not tolerate and 
the ladies graced the 1906 banquet in being, as well as in re- 
membrance and thought. Their attendance added in many 
ways to the delight of the evening, both because of the allu- 
sions of the speakers and the antics which their presence in- 
spired in the perennial fun makers who abound in ^ A 0. 
More will be said of the ladies later. Suffice it to say now 
that **among those present^' were Mother Lindley, of Freder- 
icktown, Ohio, always an honored guest; Mrs. Wilder, of 
Louisville, Ky. ; Miss Ethel V. Wilder, whose devotion to 
4> A is such that she must have been m\\\2X^di sub rosa; Mrs. 
Hubert H. Ward, of Cleveland, Ohio, who has been with us 
before; Mrs. Arthur M. McCrillis, of Providence, R. I., who 
attended her third consecutive convention; Mrs. Hugh Th. 
Miller, of Columbus, Ind., who was at New York; Mrs. Will H. 
Hays, of Sullivan, Ind., who was at New York; Mrs. Sam K. 
Ruick, of Indianapolis, Ind.; Mrs. John B. Ballou, of Cos- 
hocton, Ohio; Mrs. Charles F. Lamkin, of Keytesville, Mo.; 
Mrs. Edgar E. Witt, of Waco, Tex.; Mrs. William E. Godso, 
of Chicago; Miss Katherine Lindley McMurry, of New York, 
Father and Mother Lindley's granddaughter; Miss Hardt, of 
Philadelphia; and the following Washington ladies: Mrs. 
William N. Compton, Mrs. George M. Rommel, Mrs. Percy 
L. Hodges, Mrs. Walter B. Palmer, Mrs. Lillian Palmer 
Blackburn, Mrs. E. S. Newman, Mrs. VV. L. Smith, Miss Ro- 


berta Christine Claus, Miss Sarah K. Hall, Miss Ruby 
Hodj2:es, and Misses Bronson, Cromwell, Williams and Maxey. 

Without the fair gallery what would have been the purpose 
of this cry coming periodically from a concert of voices: **We 
thought Lamkin was quiet at this convention. Now we know 
why!" and **Oh! what a liar everybody is." And then, too, 
how healthy were the three resounding cheers for Mother 
Lindley and for Miss Wilder. Which of us was not happy 
when the southern menformed their little parade and marched 
deliberately in front of Mother Lindley, each one of them 
leaving her candy and wishes for long continued good health. 
We were amused when Bro. Turner, of Columbia and IViscon- 
sin, boldly approached the reserved seats, and, with courtly 
bow and well-chosen words, gallantly presented flowers to the 
ladies, and, fearing complications (because we knew Turner), 
we could not help crying out simultaneously after Turner had 
left his seat remain empty for many minutes and missed two 
courses: **Say, ladies, don't you know Turner's married?" 

Many voted the Ballou-Lamkin episode as the side-show 
par-excellence of the convention. During the course of his 
regular attendance at many conventions, and due largely to 
his successful campaigns in managing thefraternity's finances, 
John B. Ballou, of Coshocton, has lost some of his hair. It 
was reported that in recent years he has been constantly sing- 
ing a song, one verse of which, already well known, is as fol- 

I'd rather have eyes than a nose, 
I'd rather have fingers than toes, 

And as for my hair, 

I'm glad there's some there. 
How sorry I'll be when it goes. 

Lamkin saw his chance. Strengthened by a lusty and husky 
band of Greeks, whose incantation was: **Hoorah, hoorah, 
hoorah, Missourah" (sung slowly, solemnly and in * show 
me" fashion), he descended upon the unsuspecting treasurer, 
like an Arab at night, and, in the presence of the multitude, 
plastered upon Bailouts unsuspecting head a wealth of flowing 
tresses, dishevelled but real, the curls hanging gracefully over 
his shoulders, and rivalling the coiffures of the ladies across 
the Way, before whom the treasurer, sitting on the rostrum, 
was palpaby embarrassed. The job was not well done, and 
Bro. Ballou was persuaded to cross the room and allow Mrs. 
Ballou to fix" his new^ found hair in correct fashion, con- 
sistent with its color, length and texture. Resuming his seat 
on the platform, the largest parade of the evening spontane- 


ously formed, and the diners, each plucking a posie from the 
table decorations, filed past the speakers table, each man de- 
positing his flower in front of Ballon until he was literally 
buried in the blossoms of the autumn. 

Having satisfied Bailouts dearest longing, the diners were 
attracted to President Mitchell (it is shorter to write **Presi- 
dent" than to give Bro. MitchelTs initials), whose chief con- 
cern was a surplusage of hair — not on his head but on his 
chin. Suddenly, and as if from a magic box, there appeared 
a barber's pole, a barber's apron, and a razor. A second de- 
scent was made upon Bro. Mitchell. He was lifted bodily 
and carried around the hall, so that all might observe at close 
quarters what he had done to his face during the past few 
months. He was seated again to the left of Bro. Compton, 
the toastmaster, liberally rubbed with lather, and the simu- 
lated tonsorial and shaving process provoked great and whole- 
souled merriment. 

But to return to the banquet proper. As the guests entered 
the room each was presented with cigars, daintily tied with light 
blue ribbons, and with a box of souvenir cigarettes bearing the 
fraternity emblem in gold. At half past seven o'clock as the 
men were seated a flash-light photograph was taken by George 
R. Lawrence of 1368 Broadway, New York City. In just 
ninety minutes thereafter, or at nine o'clock, the proof was 
exhibited at the tables. The pictures are twenty by thirty 
inches and are remarkably good for flash-light photographs. 

At the speaker's table was Father Lindley, hale and hearty, 
the single surviving founder of the fraternity. Father Lind- 
had spent the week at the convention festivities, and it was 
universally thought that nature's laws were being reversed in 
his case and that he grew younger at each succeeding con- 
vention. He was greeted at Washington with sincere and 
prolonged cheering. This having died away. Father Lindley 
offered prayer. Others who were seated on the dais in the 
order named were John H. DeWitt, formerly editor of The 
Scroll, now P. G. C. ; Dr. J. E. Brown, past P. G. C. ; 
General Lee Fairchild, Hubert H. Ward, past P. G. C.; 
Richard H. Little; Samuel K. Ruick, S. G. C.; President Guy 
Potter Benton, of Miami University; William N. Compton, 
toastmaster; Frank J. R. Mitchell, P. G. C. ; General John 
C. Black, \5. S. civil service commissioner; HughTh. Miller, 
lieutenant-governor of Indiana; Frederick H. Austin, pf the 
W'ashington alumni; Walter B. Palmer, historian of the fra- 
ternity, etc., etc., etc.; Arthur M. McCrillis, H. G. C, and 
Alexander Pope, of Texas. 


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The proceedings were started by the singing of God Save 
the King," in honor of our Canadian brothers from McGill 
and Toronto, followed by **The Star Spangled Banner." 
Letters of regret at non-attendance and complimentary letters 
and telegrams were read by the secretary. 

The cheering for Ontario Alpha, then the latest acquisition 
to the brotherhood of chapters, was loud and prolonged: 
The infant chapter sent four lusty representatives to the ban- 
quet all the way from Toronto, Canada, and they, with the 
delegate from McGill, entered into the spirit of the occasion 
in true American fashion. Nor was the new chapter at the 
University of South Dakota forgotten in the enthusiasm of 
the evening. These later years it has become so difficult for 
petitioners to receive a charter from 4> A that the success of 
an application, and particularly at a national convention, is 
heralded as a distinct achievement. So the success of the 
delegation from South Dakota was suitably recognized. It is 
pleasant to record that the cheers of welcome for the new 
chapter were led by Bros. Nowels and Godso, of the Uni- 
versity of Chicago, a chapter which, on the floor of the con- 
vention, had not been conspicuous in espousing the cause of 
the petitioners. These cheers gave rise to a napkin parade 
which lent color and action to the early hours of the feast. 
The men from the middle west made neckties out of their 
napkins, and, with knives for swords, formed in line and 
marched around the large halls several times, giving vent to 
their college and province yells, and paying their respects to 
the distinguished speakers and guests on the platform. 

And then the Marine Band played **Dixie." Need any 
more be said to describe the scene that followed? We Phis 
have imagination and we know the stirring appeal of this dis- 
tinctive song of the south. It was, therefore, not necessary 
to be at Washington to see the men from below the Mason 
and Dixon line throw up their arms and the celery, jump up- 
on their chairs, waving their napkins enthusiastically in the 
airs, and aluting the melody with ear-piercing shouts. Then 
there arose the familiar convention cries for the "Solid 
South," prefixed with a suitable number of '*rahs,'* and re- 
peated at intervals throughout the evening. New cheers were: 

Blue grass! blue grass! rye! 
Ken-tuck-ee! Ken-tuck-i! 
Green River! 


Convention! When? Convention! When? 
In the South! Nineteen-ten! 


Then there were the stories of the arrival of that train load 
of **Green River" from the blue grass country, and those who 
most appreciated the references took their solace in the 
thought, and quenched their thirst in the sparkling water be- 
fore them — the Heaven-made wine which alone graces the 
tables at our convention banquets. (Apologies to Lee Fair- 
child who would call water **the sparkling and dewy nectar 
of the purple clouds.") 

Then someone else got an idea. The south was again in 
evidence. And it was another parade. This time the uni- 
form was dinner coats turned inside out, exhibiting all styles 
and colors of linings, and a flower decoration worn princi- 
pally in the hair of the battalion then in maneuvre. The 
officers of the hastily formed detachment were wholly devoid 
of coats and were easily distinguishable by the fraternity pins 
which glistened in the electric light. Again the college cheers 
rang out. They came from everywhere and increased in 
strength inversely as the square of the distance from Wash- 
ington from which the cheers came. Sometimes one man 
would give the yell of his college so that it should be repre- 
sented with the rest, and others banded together, learned the 
official slogans of a half dozen institutions and cheered for 
all, so that many thought that forty men who had been 
brought out and nurtured on **U-rah, rah! Wis-con-sin!" 
(three times with a tiger) were in the room. And this ap- 
plied, of course, to other places, too. 

Side remarks, generally studied and in concert were fre- 
quent, often very apropos, and usually very funny. Mis- 
souri wanted to know where Georgia was. Georgia recov- 
ered just in time to announce that: **Georgia's here," but 
Georgia was not so much in evidence as she was at Louisville. 
Hence Missouri's anxious inquiry. Then we heard a lot 
about Pabst and Schlitz and Anheuser, punctuated with the 
perennial Green River, which was heartily and generally 
recommended **for medicinal purposes only," like the post- 
ers of other brands in prohibition states. There were Vassar 
yells (j/V) in their falsetto voices and chocolate bon bon in- 

But hark! A new cry. A new parade. There was a 
long line of crouching figures, winding snakelike in and 
out between the tables. Each was bent double and the 
noise was: 


Reebo, ribo, reebo, ribo, rum! . 

Drink rum, drink rum, drink rum! 

And stay with me! 

For I care a snap for any old man 

Who don't care a snap for mel 

For we are, we are, we are the street police! 

And we do, we do, we do as we please! 

All this time Pittsburgh had held her peace. Pittsburgh 
was present in- numbers and Pittsburgh had something up 
her sleeve. A deep-voiced youth, affecting the air and non- 
chalance of the stereotyped Coney Island puller-in, arose 
deliberately and, with brazen-lunged tones, announced: 
**Get your tickets for the small show. Only ten cents — half 
a dime — a schoolboy's price!'' The next show, he assured 
the guests, was scheduled for Pittsburgh in 1908. Then 
Pittsburgh went wild. 

Assure as fate as sure as fate! 
Pittsburgh! Pittsburgh! Nineteen-eight! 

and again: 

Phi Delta! Phi Delta! Phi Delta Thete! 
Pittsburgh! Pittsburgh Nineteen-eight! 

To which the south again chimed in: 

You all wait! You all wait! 

We'll be in Pittsburgh in nineteen-eight! 

And then we learned of all the other cities which wanted 
the national convention. There was Seattle and Denver and 
Kansas City. The north and east having entertained the 
fraternity gatherings twice in recent years used other slogans. 
Time and again was heard: 

Osky, wow, wow! Whiskey, wow, wow! 
Skinney-wow, wow! Wow for Alpha Province!" 

Hardly were the words uttered when something like this rang 

Hi, yi, yi, yi! 
Hi, yi, yi, yi! 
Hi, yi, yi, yi! Kp-si-lon! 

There were others too, but they can't be written without 
the music and the atmosphere and some of them not even 

Bailey of Wisconsin was stretched out at full length, 
exhibited to the ladies and carried about the room to the tune 
of **Won't you come home. Bill Bailey." And the assemblage 
having been presented with Walter Palmer's old coat, which 
wrote the history, bawled and cried for Walter Palmer's old 
pants as well. 


The chorus for Pittsburgh stogies must not be forgotten, 
nor the presentation of the little hat to big Little, nor the 
speaker's choruses at the dais, nor a dozen other things, but 
one must not write indefinitely, and many of us saw it all in 
person or heard about it by word of mouth from others. 
Suffice it to say that it was ten minutes after ten o'clock be- 
fore the speaker's gavel rapped for order, and three hours of 
merriment and food had passed as in a trice.- Even then the 
guests, and particularly Father and mother Lindley were kept 
busy signing menu cards for autograph seekers and **the 
committee" were collecting funds and good will for the im- 
promptu dance of the following night at Rauscher's, an- 
nouncement of which had been made earlier in the evening. 
When order was called for it provoked two minutes more of 
great disorder, as everybody rose to yell: 

Eis aner! Eis! aner! 

Oudeis! oudeis! oudeis aner! 



Phi Delta Theta! 

Rah! Rah! Rah! 

Then the college divisions seated at the different tables 
arose to drink the silent toast in water to the departed and 
absent brothers. The toastmaster, Bro. Compton, welcomed 
us all most heartily and fittingly introduced Bro. Guy Potter 
Benton, Ohio IVesleyan, ^SSy president of Miami University, 
the birthplace of * A 0. Dr. Benton had entertained us before 
at dinner at the New York convention in 1902, and we were 
prepared for the oratorical treat and the sound advice con- 
tained in his words. Such was the enthusiasm at the conclu- 
sion of his address that there was a spontaneous revival of the 
knife, fork and glass jingle chorus that we first initiated at 
the Louisville convention in 1900, which continued for many 

Lee Fairchild was the same old * 'General," but he had new 
stories and everybody laughed much and long as usual at 
what he said and the way he said it. 

General John C. Black (a real general), in discussing 
"ambition," gave a learned, mature and literary discourse, 
which proved tremendously interesting and full of words of 
the prophet. 

Bro. Alexander Pope, of Texas, the gifted young southern 
orator, was the raconteur. He told us all about Texas and 
other things. 



Dick" Little followed. No one can write about what 
Little says. It must be heard. Every word provoked merri- 

Bro. Frederick H. Austin ended the formal toast speeches 
in telling us about Washington and the Phis at the capital. 
By way of applause, the men greeted Bro. Austin with **Who 
was George Washington?'* and the rest of it. 

During the course of the evening many men came in from 
the Thanksgiving football games in Philadelphia and other 
cities, and winners and losers alike, upon learning the results 
of the contests, cheered their rivals. 

Following the dinner, an informal reception was held in 
the adjoining room, where everybody met everybody else and 
had a good time generally. Thus was ended the convention 
banquet of 1906. 

Bernard M. L. Ernst, Columbia^ '99. 


On Friday afternoon, at 2:30 p. m., the convention dele- 
gates and visitors assembled in the riding school hall at Fort 
Myer, Virginia, as the guests of the United States government 
(through the courtesy of the entertainment committee of the 
Washington alumni club, which had very kindly provided for 
our attendance), to witness the famous mounted drills which 
occur every Friday afternoon. Almost all of the south gal- 
lery of the drill hall was given over to the members of *A0 
and their lady friends. Music was furnished throughout the 
drill by the 13th Cavalry band. Promptly at 2:30 the second 
squadron of Troop G, 13th United States Cavalry, thirty-two 
mounted men, in command of Capt. T. M. Corcoran, entered 
the building from the great doors at the north end. 

The first part of the program consisted of some of the reg- 
ular maneuvers of cavalry tactics, which were shortly followed 
by the execution of fancy figures, including a very difficult 
side-stepping movement, which showed to a fine degree how- 
well the horses were trained. The regular cavalry drill lasted 
perhaps thirty minutes, and was terminated by a decidedly 
realistic charge with drawn sabers and horses in line. It was 
not hard for the guests at the south end of the hall to imagine 
themselves as receiving a cavalry charge, for the horses came 
down the entire length of the hall at a terrific pace, and it 
seemed as though they were going to come straight through the 
slight barrier which divided the south gallery of the hall from 


the drill floor. The control of the horses was again manifest 
by the way in which they were brought to a sudden halt, with 
the horses' noses rubbing against the gallery rail. 

The second squadron then retired from the hall, the band 
gave us a few popular airs, and in the course of a few minutes 
eighteen men reappeared, divested of their military accouter- 
ments, hatless and coatless and mounted bare-back. All 
sorts of Buffalo-Bill Wild West **stunts" were then engaged 
in by the men, such as jumping off and on, and leaping over 
the backs of the horses while going at a brisk trot. Later two 
horses, and finally three horses, were fastened together by 
their bridles. Men standing erect on the horses executed 
fancy movements, hurdle-jumping, etc., with the horses. As 
a climax to this drill six men formed a pyramid on the backs 
of three horses and took the hurdles in this manner with sur- 
prising ease. Throughout all the rough rider drill there were 
but two or three slight falls, showing wonderful training of 
both men and mounts. 

The rough-riders then retired. We were given more pop- 
ular music by the 13th Cavalry band and then followed what, 
to me, was the most interesting part of the whole drill. Three 
guns of the 4th Battery, under command of Lieutenant Mc- 
Donald, then, filed in, the gun crew, aside from drivers, be- 
ing mounted on extra horses. Each gun was drawn by six 
horses, two abreast, and there were perhaps twenty-four ad- 
ditional horses for the gun crews. This battery completely 
filled the drill hall, and it seemed to the uninitiated as though 
there would not be room enough for any maneuvers to be 
executed. Some of the visitors saw for the first time the new 
Wheeler gun, a three-inch light field piece of new construc- 
tion, so designed as to take up its own recoil. Owing to the 
high power of this gun, the mount is much longer than the 
old style of recoil gun, and the carriage in consequence is 
harder to handle. The drill consisted of charges and coun- 
ter-charges, of unlimbering and limbering, and, finally, of the 
execution of fancy figures to show the drill for obstacles, the 
obstacles in this case being nine posts set in the center of the 
drill hall, around which the guns had to maneuver. But one 
post was knocked down as result of the drill, which showed 
the splendid training of both men and horses. 

The clatter of sabers and rattle of guns, caused a din which 
might have embarrassed any audience but one who had for a 
week been listening to all kinds of unearthly noises from the 
throats of college fraternity boys in convention assembled. 


As an expression of our appreciation, Bro. Arthur M. Mc- 
Crillis was assisted over the rail into the tan bark from the 
visitors' gallery (as soon as it was safe, following the exit of 
the horses) and in good Phi style led some cheers for the 
various officers and for the men. The delegates all felt that 
as a cheer leader he was fully as well drilled as were the men 
of the Army, in their line, who had preceded him. The re- 
viewing stand was occupied by Col. C. A. P. Hatfield, for 
whom a special cheer was given. 

Following the drill many of the Phis walked across the pa- 
rade ground and through the gates to Arlington National 
Cemetery. A visit was made to the famous old Lee mansion 
and to the monument to the unknown dead A few of the 
older men and their wives visited the newly made grave of 
the hero of two wars and of two causes, Major-general Joseph 
Wheeler, C. S. A., U. S. A. 

From Arlington most of the visitors returned to Fort Myer, 
and there took the electric cars back to Washington, all vot- 
ing the afternoon as one long to be remembered in connection 
with the convention. Hubert H. Ward, Ohio State, '90. 


During the Washington convention Hro. Walter B. Palmer 
told me he wished me to cover some incident of convention 
week for The Scrotal. He asked me what work I had done 
as a newspaper man. I told him that my newspaper career 
had been confined chiefly to night police reporting and war 
correspondence work. ' Ver well, brothar," said Bro. Pal- 
mer, **yo had betah write the story about th' pahty." I don't 
know why my training as a night police reporter or as a war 
correspondent especially fitted me to write the report of our 
little dance, but Bro. Palmer so ordered and I will try to obey. 
The trouble is that the party was so long ago. I have forgot- 
ten even the hall where we had it. I have forgotten the com- 
mittee. I have forgotten everything except that at the party 
was the prettiest lot of girls I ever saw in my life. I have 
never seen a girl any prettier than the ones that graced our 
party in Washington, and that was that afternoon — but that*s 
another story. 

Out of the Washington convention and all that was done 
there I wish to claim but one thing: I suggested the party. 
Only twenty-five or thirty claim that honor, but I know I did it. 
It was suggested by the presence of Sister Ethel Wilder, of 


Louisville. I knew we should do something in honor of Miss 
Wilder, I knew that everybody wanted to do something in 
honor of Miss Wilder and all of our charming girls, and so 
the party idea was born. I started the party with the laudable 
ambition of escorting Sister Wilder. By the time I reached 
Miss Wilder to acquaint her with the great honor waiting 
her, Louisiana Alpha, with devilish ingenuity, had called her 
up on the telephone and asked her to accompany him. Cal- 
ifornia Alpha had impressed a cab into service, and had also 
reached Miss Wilder^s side before the street car upon which 
I was speeding madly to the New Willard had reached my 
destination. In fact before I could acquaint Miss Wilder 
with the proud intelligence that she was to go with me to the 
party, some twenty-two invitations had been proffered by 
various brothers to take her to the ball. But Louisiana 
Alpha's name led all the rest. A curse on the telephone! So 
I lost interest in the ball. 

But Bro. Carl D. Sheppard, may his tribe increase, hurled 
himself into the breach and, while I pouted in my tent and 
thought up reasons for pulling the charter from Louisiana 
Alpha, took up the work and engaged the hall and sold tickets 
and hired the band, and made all the arrangements. The 
Washington alumni committee frowned on the party idea. 
They said it would be impossible to get girls. Bro. Sheppard 
and Bro. Claude N. Bennett were undismayed. They said 
in response to inquiries, **The girls will be there." And 
they were. On Friday night, busses, tally-hos and auto- 
mobiles began unloading whole flocks of girls in front of 
the hall where the party was to be held. 

Bro. Sheppard and Bro. Bennett had gone out into the high- 
ways and by ways and kidnaped boarding schools, Sunday 
schools and day nurseries. Girls came with their teachers, 
their mamas, their governesses and their nurses. The two 
brothers had been so afraid that we would not have girls 
enough that they had raided every boarding school and found- 
ling's home in Maryland and Virginia for miles around Wash- 
ington. And they collected the prettiest bunch of girls I 
ever saw, even the prettiest girls that ** Won't You Come 
Home, Bill Bailey," of Wisconsin, ever saw, and that is 
going some. Some sixty-five of the brothers attended. 
There were a hundred girls but we did our best. Bro. Shep- 
pard was floor manager, house committee, doorkeeper, treas- 
urer, check-room-girl and leader of the grand march. Be- 
tween times he fed punch to the band and inspired it to greater 


It was a pretty dance. The girls all said they had the time 
of their lives, and they were all sorry when the automobiles and 
the carriages and the baby buggies came around to take them 
home. It was a beautiful party, and we established a prece- 
dent; no committee will ever dare arrange for a $ A con- 
vention again without including a party. But there will never 
be another party quite so delightful or with quite so many 
pretty girls as the one we had in Washington. The fondest 
memoriesof the Washington convention are woven around that 
party. Except to me. The great event at Washington as far 
as I was concerned was — but as I said before that is another 
story. Anyhow I have forgiven even Louisiana Alpha. 

Richard Henry Little, Illinois Wesley an, '95. 


*t*articularly fortunate were those who were able to attend 
the Washington convention in being permitted to meet and 
greet the sole surviving founder of the fraternity. Apart from 
his great distinction as such, Father Lindley's career is one 
which the members of the fraternity can honorably and pro- 
fitably emulate, and his manly vigor, his strength of intellect, 
and untiring devotion to the fraternity, despite his burden of 
years, seem but a fitting reward for the efforts so intelligent- 
ly begun in 1848 and so vigorously carried out in later years. 

As a token commemorative of the occasion, in the purchase 
of which all had been permitted to participate, a beautiful 
gold headed cane had been provided upon which had been 
engraved the following inscription: **To Father Lindley, 
from his boys in Phi Delta Theta at the Washington conven- 
tion, 1906." At the morning session Saturday, this was pre- 
sented to Father Lindley by Dr. J. K. Brown, Past P. G. C, 
on behalf of the delegates and visitors. In language deep 
with feeling, the keen sense of obligation which all Phis feel 
for his service to the fraternity was beautifully expressed, and 
he was made to feel that in the time to come, when the inevit- 
able infirmities of advancing years should make the gift a 
welcome physical support, it should also remind him of that 
which would be of far greater comfort and sustaining power, 
the consciousness that the love and devotion of thousands of 
Phis were always his, and that they would honor his life and 
reverence his memory for all time to come. 

Father Lindley's response was brief but characteristic. In 
accepting the cane, he warmly thanked all who had partici- 


pated in the gift, and assured them that they and this event 
would never be forgotten by him. 

Following this presentation was another, which came as a 
surprise to nearly all who were present. In a few remarks, 
replete with wit and grace, Mrs. S. K. Ruick presented to 
Mother Lindley, on behalf of the Phi sons and daughters, a 
beautiful jewelled * A badge. All had known Mrs. Ruick 
as an altogether charming and thoroughly loyal Phi sister, 
but few of us realized that we were entertaining so gifted an 
orator unawares. Modestly remarking that she was not in 
the habit of making after breakfast speeches," she alluded to 
the banquet speech of Bro. Richard H. Little by saying: 

Bro. Little, in his talk at the banquet the other night, referred to the 
ladies as the **garland of ^ A 6." This being so, I wish to honor the fair- 
est, lovliest flower in the whole garland, whose petals are not, "They love 
me, they love me not, they love me, they love not," but in ^ A 6 lore, cor- 
respond to the lucky leaves of the four leaved clover. • 

One we love. 
Two we love, 

Three we love, we say, 
Four we love with all our hearts. 

We Phi Delts, night and day. 

To honor this one, than whom no one is dearer, I represent ♦ A 9 in 
presenting this little pin to the dearest, daintiest daisy in the bunch — Mother 

Mother Lindley acknowledged the gift with a few appropri- 
ate words, assuring the donors that she should always remem- 
ber and cherish the occasion, and that she thanked them 
with all her heart. 

Another event remained, to appreciate which a little ex- 
planation will be necessary. Last summer our distinguished 
P. G. C, Bro. Frank J. R. Mitchell, wasaguest atthehome of 
Bro. Sam K. Ruick, S. G. C. He went there filled with a simple 
and touching confidence in humanity in general and in Bro. 
Ruick in particular. While deep in that refreshing slumber 
which proceeds from an untroubled conscience, some un- 
friendly and uninvited visitor gained an entrance to the apart- 
ments of Bro. Mitchell, and abstracted therefrom that valua- 
ble portion of his wearing apparel designed by the tailor to 
adorn his person and to act as a receptacle for his articles of 
value. In the morning a hasty search disclosed the fact that 
the apparel referred to, commonly known as trousers, had 
been left in tiie front yard, but that Bro. Mitchell's worldly 
possessions, consisting of a watch highly prized by him as a 
family heirloom, and some fifteen dollars in money, were 


The suggestion 'to the Phis attending the convention that 
there was an opportunity of showing their appreciation of 
Bro. Mitchell's untiring and most effective efforts for the fra- 
ternity during his term as P. G. C. met with a hearty re- 
sponse. It, therefore, became the privilege of Bro. Ruick to 
present to Bro. Mitchell, which he did in a particularly happy 
manner, Saturday afternoon, a handsome gold watch, together 
with thegood will and good wishes of all who had participated 
in the gift. 

In addition, and to make the restoration complete, a pair 
of trousers was also presented to him, constructed of the 
fabric commonly known as blue jeans, which if they were not 
an exact duplicate of those which had been so rudelv pur- 
loined, were not altogether lacking in useful qualities, nor 
were they entirely unbecoming to his style of manly beauty. 
These Bro. Mitchell was required to don, before he was per- 
mitted to express his appreciation of the gift, which he ulti- 
mately did in his usual happy manner. 

On Friday afternoon Bro. Walter B. Palmer was presented 
with one of the novel convention badges suggested by Bro. 
Mitchell, and designed by Bro. Merrill C. Haldeman, of 
Edwards, Haldeman & Co., fraternity jewelers, consisting of 
a chain of silver bars, each containing the name and date of 
some national convention which he had attended. This is 
the largest badge of this sort that could be made for any Phi, 
for Bro. Palmer is the veteran of the largest number of con- 
ventions. The presentation was made by Bro. John H. 
DeWitt, on behalf of the delegates and visiting Phis. 

At the National Theatre, Wednesday evening, on the 
occasion of the convention theatre party, the star, Miss Mary 
Mannering, wore a wing-shaped gold pin, bearing the letters 
"^ A 0," presented by the Washington alumni, and used to 
hold in place streamers of white and blue ribbons on the 
white and blue costume which she wore in the first act. 

These diversions from the usual routine were among the 
most pleasing of the convention features, and if it is more 
blessed to give than to receive, the large number of donors, 
and the alacrity with which they responded to the opportu- 
nity, give ample testimony of the prevalence of the general 
good feeling, and to the extent of the consequent pleasure 
which all experienced in the incidents. 

John B. Ballou, Woostcr^ '97. 



The announcement of the local committee that the general 
officers and the convention delegates and visitors would be 
received by President Roosevelt at the White House was a 
strong drawing card. It was more than a fitting climax to 
the list of social events of the week — a rendering accessible 
of the ordinarily inaccessible. To the chairman of the com- 
mittee on reception, Bro. Claude N. Bennett, his associates 
and the Washington Phis who made the reception possible, 
certainly the convention owes a more than formal vote of 

Practically every Phi who attended the convention remained 
to attend the President's reception Saturday afternoon. At 
2:15, p. M., the gates at the i6th street entrance to the White 
House were opened, and cards of admission, as required at 
such receptions, were handed to the Phis, each man being re- 
quired to give the grip to a member of the committee, Sam 
K. Ruick, S. G. C; George M. Rommel and Carl D. Shep- 
pard, of the Washington alumni club. The cards were taken 
up by a While House usher. The party, numbering about 
350 including some ladies, then passed through the corridor, 
and upstairs to the East Room where the reception occurred. 
It is probable that the only individual in the party to show 
impatience or inappreciation was the three and a half year 
old son of the writer, who could not understand why he was 
not allowed freedom on the floor, nor why he couldn't go 
through the door to see the President, instead of waiting for the 
President to come in. President Roosevelt appeared promptly 
at the scheduled hour, half past two. He was greeted by 
hearty applause, and, when this subsided, said: 

I am very glad indeed to meet the Phi Delta Thctas. I am a member 
of a college Greek-letter fraternity myself. 1 think that there is a feeling of 
kinship between all college Greek-letter men, and it is a pleasure to me to 
see yod here, to look in your faces, and to greet you by shaking hands. 
And I am especially pleased to note that the gentlemen are accompanied by 
a number of the gentler and fairer sex, and to the ladies I extend a most 
cordial greeting. 

At the head of the line of Phis were Hon. Hugh Th. Miller, 
lieutenant-governcu of Indiana; President Mitchell, of the gen- 
eral council; and Claude N. Bennett, chairman of the local 
reception committee. They stood with the President during 
the reception. Bros. Miller and Bennett, who enjoyed a pre- 
vious acquaintance with him, were recognized and cordially 
received. The Phis and the ladies were introduced by Bro. 
Miller, and to each one that passed the President gave not 


only a hearty handshake but some special greeting. It is not 
possible to reproduce all of these. 

To Father Lindlev the President said: **I am very glad 
you came to see me. I hope you will live to attend many 
such conventions." He read the inscription on Father Lind- 
ley's cane and was particularly cordial to Father and Mother 

President Mitchell being introduced as an alumnus of North- 
western, the President claimed alumni relationship, on the 
ground that he had received an honorary degree from that 

To Bro. John H. DeWitt the President said: **By your 
name I recognize you as one of my Dutch cousins." 





Card of Admission to thk Rkckption hy Presidknt Rooskvklt. 

Bro. Sam K. Ruick being introduced as a member of the 
Indiana legislature, the President said: **I know what a hard 
job that is; I was once a member of the New York legislature 

Bro. Walter B. Palmer was introduced as the author of the 
government report on the Colorado labor troubles. The 
President, who had personallyexamined and recommended it, 
said: **Well, Tm mighty glad to see you, Mr. Palmer." 

Bro. Will H. Hays was introduced as an active member of 
the Republican state organization in Indiana, as well as a 
district and county leader. The President ejaculated: **A 
good work; Tm glad to hear of it.*' 


Bro. Charles F. Lamkin was introduced as a Missourian 
who had tried to take poison when his state went Republican. 
The President exclaimed: * 'That's too bad.'* 

To Bro. Arthur R. Priest, introduced as a Seattle man, the 
President said: **I swear by Seattle/' 

Bro. Richard H. Little drew forth a strenuous **Dee-light- 
ed!" on being introduced as a Russo-Japanese war corres- 

In introducing each delegate, Bro. Miller mentioned his 

To Bro George E. Bell, of McGill, the President said: 
**I have a McGill man in Porto Rico who is a corker." 

To Bro. Robert J. Weeks, of Williams, he said: **I am 
glad to meet a man from President Garfield's college." 

To Bro. Earle B. Askew, of Georgia, he said: **My Mother 
was a Georgian." 

In introducing the delegate from Texas Beta, Bro. Miller 
said: **This is Alexander Pope, of Texas; you have heard 
of him and read his poetry. " The President replied: **Alex- 
ander Pope! Why, I thought you were dead. Living now 
in Texas! Well, that is interesting." 

To the ladies of the party the President extended kindly 
greetings. To Father Lindley's little grand daughter, he said: 
**Why, I have a house full of children myself." His fondness 
for children was also shown by his bending down and saying 
a word to John Edwin Brown, Jr., son of the writer.* 

The President's quickness, sturdiness, amiability and general 
air of good comradeship appealed to all present, and captured 
for him all hearts. His remarks showed that he was wonder- 
fully conversant with the colleges of the country, and in sym- 
pathetic touch with college men. Every one felt as highly 
honored in meeting Roosevelt the man as in meeting Roose- 
velt the President. 

Immediately after the reception the visiting Phi ladies and a 
number of those from Washington were photographed in a 
group on the west steps of the Treasury Building. 

The undersigned, who was asked to write this account for 
The Scroll, feels that no paragraphs should appear without 
a word as to the convention as a whole. Twenty six years 
have passed since he became a Phi, and over seventeen since 
he attended his first national convention. These conventions 
have been faithful indices of the wonderful growth of the fra- 
ternity in numbers, dignity and hold on the affections of her 
sons. May all future ones work as faithfully and successfully 


for the welfare of * A as did the Washington convention, 
and, like it, draw together — as does the lodestone its raagni- 
tized subject bodies — Phis of today and yesterday — to revel 
in the friendships that only * A can make possible, and 
drink at her fountain of perpetual youth. 

John Edwin Brown, O. W. U., '84. 


The important legislation enacted by the national conven- 
tion at Washington, which may properly be mentioned in 
The Scroll, may be summarized as follows: 

Pledged men shall be known hereafter as **phikeias,'' and 
shall be introduced individually as **Phikeia 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 thirty 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 re- 
verse of a member's badge must appear his name and class 
or date of his initiation. 

Hereafter no member shall receive a certificate of member- 
ship unless he shall commit the Bond to memory as well as 
pass a creditable fraternity examination. 

No undergraduate can be an alumnus member of the frater- 
nity unless he has paid dues to the fraternity for full four 

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 con- 

No alumnus may represent any undergraduate chapter in 
the national convention. This is in conformity with the rule 
that no undergraduate may represent any alumni club. 

Delegates from active chapters to a national convention 
who do not remain in constant attendance at the sessions, or 
who withdraw before the final session, without first obtaining 
the cojtisent of the convention, shall forfeit their railroad fares 
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. 


Proxy voting has been done away with. 

The re-division of provinces was carefully gone over by the 
committee on provinces, but, all circumstances being consid- 
ered, it was thought advisable to let this matter go over until 
the next national convention. 

The 1906 catalogue came out through the temporary finan- 
cial assistance of its editor, Bro. Frank J. R. Mitchell — none 
the less acceptable because it is temporary — and to meet the 
cost of the catalogue a special assessment was authorized. 

The plan of printing and distributing the annual circular 
letters, in both circular and book form, which has been in 
vogue for the last two years, under the able management of 
Bro. Frank J. R. Mitchell, who invented the plan, was ap- 
proved and is now part of the code. 

It was decided to do away, as much as possible, with fin- 
ing chapters, and to this end collect telegrams have been 
substituted. If the historian is late with his report, or if the 
reporter is late with the annual circular letter, the chapter 
will not be fined for this delay, but collect telegrams will be 
sent to the chapter until the reports or letters are received. 
This will lighten the work of the T. G. C. and will bring 
home more strongly to the chapters the delinquency of their 

The application of the Tridentia Society of the University 
of South Dakota was approved, and our chapter roll now 
numbers seventy-one. 

Twelve instead of seven applicants are now necessary when 
petitioning for a charter. 

The proposal to revise the ritual received a majority vote, 
but not a sufficient majority to adopt the revision. A com- 
mittee on revision was authorized for the purpose of making 
the rituul conform to the code, and a new edition of the 
ritual was ordered printed. 

Among the very important decisions was the committing of 
the fraternity as a body to build a memorial chapter house at 

The fraternity put itself on record as endorsing the honor 
system in college examinations, as established at the Univer- 
sity of Virginia, and active work was recommended for the 
spreading of this system wherever <t> A has a chapter. 

Lewis Y., A. Drummond, C, C. N. K, '88. 



The idea of holding the national convention in Washington 
was first suggested in August, 1905, and in September, the 
Washington alumni club held a special meeting, at which it 
was decided to extend to the general council an invitation for 
the convention- to meet at the national capital, and a com- 
mittee on ways and means was appointed to draw up plans 
for the work. The committee was composed of Bros. John 
Joy Edson, Wm. N. Compton, and the writer as chairman. 
This committee held frequent meetings, and the chairman 
consulted some of the brothers who had charge of the New 
York convention, during visits to that city. Advice and sug- 
gestions were received also from members of the general 
council and other members of the fraternity who had had ex" 
perience in managing conventions. The committee reported 
its plan of operation to the club at the Alumni Day banquet 
on March 15, 1906,* and it was adopted. At the same time, 
the club received the news that the general council had de- 
cided on Washington as the meeting place for the convention. 

The plan of organization was that the club elect a member 
as chairman of the convention committee who should be re- 
sponsible only to it, and who should have the power to ap- 
point the chairman of the necessary sub-committees, and to 
decide what sub-committees were necessary. Each sub-com- 
mittee chairman was given the power to appoint necessary 
assistants, subject to the approval of the convention com- 
mittee. The secretary and treasurer of the alumni club were 
made secretary and treasurer respectively of the convention 
committee and the president of the club was made a member 
of the committee ex-officio. 

The convention committee was organized as follows: Au- 
diting, F. H. Austin, Missouri, *86; Banquet, Ralph P. Bar- 
nard, Lehighy '89; Decorations, P. L. Hodges, Z^^/*rtr//7£% '99; 
Finance, John Joy Edson, Jr., Lehigh, '93; Information, 
Isaac R. Hitt, Jr., Northwestern, '88; Press, Carl I). Shep- 
pard, Ohio^ '02; Printing, O. A. Mechlin, Dartmouth, '03; 
Reception, Claude N. Bennett, Emory, '^^\ Smoker. E. F. 
Phillips, Allegheny, '99; Theater, Wm. N. Compton, Alabama, 
^Z%, In addition to these members, the committee was as- 
sisted during the last of the campaign by Bros. Karl C. Cor- 
ley, Iowa Wesley an, '96, and Horace W. Davis, Washington 
and Jefferson, '03. Owing to pressure of private business, 
Bro. Compton resigned the chairmanship of the theater com- 
mittee in October, and this work was assumed by the chair- 


man of the convention committee, Bro, Compton retaining 
membership on the committee by virtue of his office as pres- 
cient of the alumni club. The added duties of the writer 
were not onerous, however, as Bro. Compton had the theater 
plans so well in hand that it was only necessary to look after 

The effect of this method of organization was to throw re- 
sponsibility on one man, who had the power to appoint or 
remove sub-committee chairmen as he saw fit. Each sub- 
committee chairman was absolutely in charge of his commit- 
tee, the only restriction being that the selection of assistants 
was subject to the approval of the chairman of the conven' 
tion committee. As long as a sub-committee chairman got 
results, he was not interfered with in any way. The experi" 
ence of other cities with conventions of this kind and our 
own experience show that this plan is the only practical one 
for the management of such an undertaking. It means plac- 
ing a great deal of power in the hands of one man, but the 
complete absence of red tape is necessary for success. Loy- 
alty to the fraternity will, in my opinion, always preclude the 
danger of the abuse of this power. 

Plans for the financial canvass were begun immediately 
after the convention committee was organized in March, but 
the San Francisco relief canvass followed on the heels of the 
selection of the committee and the summer season followed 
that, with the result that nothing was done to solicit subscrip- 
tions until fall. However, voluntary subscriptions equal to 
half the amount finally raised were given at the Alumni Day 
banquet and the April smoker. The actual work began in 
September, and headquarters were opened at Bro. Comp- 
ton*s office, 24 Wyatt Building. From this time on, the 
members of the committee met at headquarters on Friday 
afternoon of each week, until November, when meetings were 
held on Friday evenings at the home of the chairman. Dur- 
ing the two weeks preceding the convention, meetings were 
held on Tuesday evenings also, one at the chairman's home, 
the other at the University Club. 

The financial canvass really opened in October, and it was 
a personal one, each member of the finance committee (twelve 
in all), being assigned certain men to call upon. It finally 
proved that it would be impossible to see all the Phis in the 
city personally, and therefore the chairman sent out three 
notices within the two weeks before the convention, with good 


One of the interesting results of the canvass was that it 
brought to our notice Phis in the city whom we had not heard 
of before, although the Washington club takes particular 
pains to locate all new arrivals. Brother Corapton had quite 
an unusual experience of this kind. He had known for a 
year or more a surgeon in the Navy, stationed in Washing- 
ton, but did not know him as a Phi until the doctor saw the 
notices of the convention in the local papers and made him- 
self known. Many other men have come in touch with the 
alumni club on account of the convention, although they had 
not previously been active. 

In closing, I desire to express in The Scroll my appreci- 
ation of the hearty co-operation of the members of the con- 
vention committee. Not only did they work loyally, but 
when compelled to be absent from a committee meeting, a 
member nearly always sent a good excuse. Every man on 
the committee made personal sacrifices to fulfill his duties, 
but this was done cheerfully and loyally. The work in prep- 
aration for the convention brought the men closer together 
and the convention itself will undoubtedly have an effect of 
lasting value on the Washington alumni club. 

George M. Rommel, Iowa IVcsUyan, '97. 


The ladies were by no means an unimportant factor in the 
Washington convention. From first to last they were in evi" 
dence, and displayed as much enthusiasm as the newest Phi. 
A party of them were at the railroad station with the recep- 
tion committee on Sunday afternoon and were as eager and 
cordial in their greetings as the old timers who were meeting 
again after years of separation. 

Many Phis brought their wives, some brought their sisters, 
and a few either brought their sweethearts or found them in 
Washington. The New Willard lobby always held a few of 
the fair sex, generally anxiously and not always patiently 
awaiting some delinquent one who had faithfully promised to 
eat one meal that day, or even to go sight-seeing. These last 
promises were never kept, it is said. 

Some of the more persistent Phi sisters took to frequenting 
the tenth floor, watching their partners, if by chance the door 
to that mysterious hall was opened wide enough to admit of a 
peep. Some of the ladies almost got inside that door. The 
jewelry displays in the corridor without the hall drew the la- 


dies, and many husbands were induced to purchase charming 
pins, lockets, hatpins, etc., to atone for apparent neglect. 

The wives, sisters and sweethearts of the Washington com- 
mittee and of other Washington Phis were very often at head- 
quarters and many very warm and happy friendships were 
formed. There was a special bond between some of the sis- 
ters, as we could count not less than six brides, some very 
new, but all brides in a convention going sense, that is all 
having been married since the last biennial conclave. 

Those who had been privileged to attend previous conven- 
tions gave instructions to the new recruits. By the end of the 
week all the ladies had learned what was meant by the G. C, 
the P. G. C, and other Phi phraseology, although to some 
these things had been Greek indeed. 

It was a great treat to meet Mother Lindley and she had a 
welcome for all. Her little granddaughter, Katherine Mc- 
Murry, was a great pet, and seemed to enjoy every moment 
of her stay in Washington. Miss Wilder, too, was as great 
a favorite with the ladies as with her loyal brother Phis. 
She seems to be a member of the fraternity in spirit. Much 
regret was expressed by the convention goers of previous 
years, gentlemen as well as ladies, that Messrs. Mitchell, De 
Witt, Banta, Radcliffe and Brown did not bring their wives, 
all of whom had attended previous conventions. The author 
of the fraternity history, who is perhaps fair authority on 
such matters, informs me that Mrs. Brown has attended more 
conventions than any other lady, beginning in 1891 and be- 
ing a regular attendant ever since until 1906. She, however, 
sent, by Dr. Brown, a representative in their beautiful little 
son, John Edwin, Junior. He was the youngest Phi present 
and attracted much attention, especially at the President's 

There were really many features of the convention which 
the ladies were invited to participate in, and they entered into 
these with zest, especially the trips to Mount Vernon and 
Fort Meyer. Even the banquet was open in so far as our 
being onlookers. It was a matter of regret to some that we 
could not partake of the bountiful repast, but we were not en- 
tirely neglected. **Waiter No. 1" was very popular, taking 
orders for champagne, claret and other things that sounded 
very refreshing but, alas, the orders were never filled. It is 
said that some ladies did test the ices and a few other deli- 
cacies which were apparently wasting on the tables. Any- 
way we shared the enthusiasm, laughed at the funny * 'stunts, *' 
and enjoyed all the speeches. 


The only function especially and solely for the ladies was the 
tea given to the wives of visiting officers and of members of the 
Washington convention committee, by Mrs. George W. Rom- 
mel, wife of the chairman of the local committee on arrange- 
ments, at their apartments in the Decatur on Florida avenue. 
This took place from 4 to 7 in the evening of Thanksgiving 
day. Mr. and Mrs. Rommel received their guests in the li- 
brary, which was tastefully decorated with yellow and white 
chrysanthemums. Mrs. Walter B. Palmer poured chocolate 
in the dining room, assisted by Mrs. Everett F. Phillips and 
Mrs. Percy L. Hodges. The decorations here were white 
carnations and smilax. 

Every lady was delighted to find a pennant representing 
her husband's college displayed on the walls of the library or 
dining room and many bursts of merriment were heard when 
one found herself seated by chance under the familiar banner. 
The tea was a great success, as it had for its object bringing 
the ladies together socially and informally. All were loath 
to leave the good cheer and cordial hospitality of Mr. and 
Mrs. Rommel's cosy home. 

A few gentlemen came in, no doubt feeling that, as Phis at 
their own convention, nothing could be too sacred for them. 
They were made very welcome, and seemed to enjoy the tea 
as much as any other function. Those present were: Mrs. 
E. P. Bennett (Bro. Claude N. Bennett's mother), Mrs. C. H. 
Crumpton, Mrs. I. R. Hitt, Jr., Mrs. M. W. Thompson, Miss 
Sarah K. Hall, Mrs. Hubert H. Ward, Mrs. J. B. Ballou, 
Mrs. A. M. McCrillis, Miss Ethel Wilder, Mrs. Hugh Th. 
Miller, Mrs. C. F. Lamkin, Mrs. S. K. Ruick, Mrs. E. E. 
Witt (from **far off Texas"), Mrs. E. S. Newman, Dr. and 
Mrs. E. F. Phillips, Dr. and Mrs. Karl C. Corley, and Mr. 
and Mrs. Ralph P. Barnard. 

Mrs. Walter B. Palmer. 


It was a famous convention, if for no other reason than 
because it was blessed with the presence of Father Lindley, 
one of the immortal six who founded <I> A fifty-eight years 
ago. It is certainly remarkable that his life has been pre- 
served during so many years to lend inspiration to the fra- 
ternity, and that now, having passed his eightieth milestone, 
he is still so hale and hearty. He forms a direct connecting 
link between ^ A of today, with its far-flung chapter line, 


and the days of 1848, when the brotherhood was in its in- 
fancy. What a retrospect to be covered by one human life! 
It was indeed a rich privilejfe to be permitted to have him 
with us, and every Phi present felt his loyalty intensified 
when he grasped the hand of the only surviving founder of 
the fraternity. May his beautiful old age be prolonged, and 
his useful life continued, through many years yet to come. 

Father Lindley was accompanied by his worthy helpmeet, 
Mother Lindley, who at Washington attended her second 
national convention of the fraternity. Her lovely express- 
ion, benignant smile and delightful manner, redolent of 
times long agone, won the hearts of all who met her. With 
this deliciously old fashioned and happy couple was their 
charming little granddaughter, Katharine McMurry, and it 
was pleasant to see the affection which they displayed towards 
each other. Father Lindley has been regular in convention 
attendance beginning with the semi-centennial in 1898. 
Mother Lindley began at Indianapolis in 1904. We are get- 
ting well along into the second half century of the fraternity, 
but we hope that Father and Mother Lindley will be with us 
in many future biennial conventions. 

From Mother Morrison, who is also held in most affection- 
ate regard by the entire fraternity, was received this message. 

Jackson, Miss., November 27, 1906. 
Mr. Walter B. Palmkr, 

New Willari) Hotkl, Washington, D. C. 
Greeting to Phi Delta Thela convention from 

Mrs. Robert Morrison. 

Any one who attended the convention of 1900 or any of 
many previous ones will recall Frank D. Swope of blessed 
memory. He was the most popular man of his day in the 
fraternity, and the life of every convention which he attended. 
His place in our hearts can never be filled. Everybody who 
knew him will certainly be interested in the following note 
from Mrs. Swope, to Father Lindley: 

Louisville, Kv., November 27, 1906. 
My Dear Mr. Lindley: 

Will you give my greeting and my good wishes to the Phi Delta Theta. 

Always sincerely yours, 

Jean Swope. 

In attendance the Washington convention was not a record 
breaker, and nobody expected that it would be, for the reason 
that <& A ® has no college chapter in Washington and very 
few chapters anywhere near it. The largest delegations of 
active members were from Pennsylvania, 12; Virginia, 7; 


Lehigh, 5; Miami, 5; Cornell, 4; Franklin, 4. The total 
attendance at Washington was 331. This is considerably 
short of the number present at New York and Indian- 
apolis, which are great ^ A centers, the number at New 
York, in 1902, being 547. and the number at Indianapolis, in 
1904, being 503. But excepting these two conventions, 
the Washington convention was much larger than any other 
ever held, and, eliminating the local attendance at New York, 
Indianapolis and Washington, the attendance at Washington 
was but little short of that at either New York or Indian- 
apolis. It may be mentioned that the number of Phis at 
the smoker was 254, the number at the banquet was 246 (not 
including four newspaper men\ the number at the theatre 
277, the number at Fort Myer about 350, the number at the 
White House reception about 350, some ladies being in- 
cluded in the figures for the theatre party, Fort Myer and 
White House reception. 

The oldest convention goers present were George Banta, of 
Menasha, Wis., F. H. Austin, of Washington, D. C, and 
G. W. Cone, of Riverton, Va. All three attended the con- 
vention held twenty eight and one half years previously at 
Wooster, Ohio, May 22-24, 1878. At that convention, Bro. 
Cone was the delegate of the Richmond chapter, Bro. 
Austin the delegate of the Missouri chapter, while Bro. Banta 
represented the Franklin alumni chapter, which he had just 
established, and which was the first regularly organized 
alumni chapter. Bro. Banta was so delighted to meet Bros. 
Cone and Austin at Washington that he had a photograph of 
the three taken, a half tone of which appears in this issue of 
The Scroll. 

The next oldest convention goers were Bros. C. L. Good- 
win and W. B. Palmer who were delegates respectively of the 
Butlerand Vanderbilt chapters at the Indianapolis convention 
of 1880, which Hro. Bai>ta also attended, and which elected 
him the first president of the general council. Bro. Palmer has 
attended more conventions than anybody else, twelve in all, 
all of those held from 1880 to 1906 inclusive except the con- 
vention of 1886. Dr. J. E. Brown has attended all con- 
ventions from 1889 to the present, and Bro. Hugh Th. Miller, 
all from 1891 to the present. 

Who knows how many meetings there areata national con- 
vention of those who have not seen each other for many years? 
Often such meetings are entirely unexpected and, therefore, 
doubly delightful. Two members, who were closely associ- 


ated in their chapter in the halcyon college days, have diver- 
gent walks in after life, and perhaps do not meet again until 
the flight of time has furrowed their cheeks and frosted their 
hair, but when they meet again, their eyes brighten and the 
cockles of their hearts warm, as they grasp each other's hand, 
and begin to talk about the old days, when both were young, 
when they were just ' Jim" and Joe" and the best of friends 
on earth. Ah! how much good the convention does to bring 
these men together. A convention is most enjoyed by old 
convention goers, because they renew acquaintance with so 
many old friends. 

ri Aliihu. 'So Indiana Delia anil Alpha. ';& 
Tkb Oldkst Convkntion- Gders at Washinc.ton, 1906. 

DelF(a»< ID ihF NalL.nal Convention at Wu«u^r. Uhlo. ig;S, 

A memorable reunion at Washington was that of Richard 
H. Little, Illinois WfsUyan, '95, and Kdward L. Keen, Ohio 
WesUyan, '91. They had not met in over seven years, and 
then at the end of the earth; not since 1899, when both were 
war correspondents in the I'hilippines, and when they were 
two of the eleven correspondents that signed the famous 
"round robin," protesting against the press censorship of Gen- 
eral Otis at Manilla, Bro, Liitle holds an important position 
on the staff of the Chicago Tribune, and Bro. Keen is mana- 
ger of the Scripps-McRae Newspaper Association at Wash- 


Aside from Father Lindley, the oldest members present at 
Washington were Gen. J. C. Black, Wabash^ '62; A. R. Dyer, 
Lawrence^ '59, and Rev. W. E. DeRiemer, Lawrence^ '62, 
all of Washington. Bro. Black is chairman of the civil serv- 
ice commission, Bro. Dyer proof reader of foreign languages 
in the government printing office and Bro. DeRiemer a Con- 
gregational minister. Curiously enough two of these were 
members of an ante-bellum chapter which had but eleven 
members before it suspended on account of faculty opposition. 
Both of them attended several business and social sessions. 

It may be mentioned that Father Lindley, in spite of his 
advanced age, attended many of the business meetings and 
all of the social exercises except possibly the dance. He was 
present at the smoker, and at the demand of the boys, sat 
for his portrait to be drawn by the cartoonist of the Post. 
At the banquet he stayed up as late as anybody, and that was 
pretty late, showing little signs of fatigue. 

A notable figure in the convention was Dr. Guy Potter 
Benton, and no one present took more interest in the *pro- 
ceedings. He has the dignity befitting the president of Mi- 
ami University, the most historic and the second oldest in- 
stitution in the west. He also has an engaging personality, 
which, in large measure, explains why under his administra- 
tion the university has had such a wonderful development 
and such an immense increase in student attendance. He 
brought from Oxford, and exhibited in the convention hall, 
a large frame containing attractive views of the beautiful 
Miami campus, and of the picturesque village where it is lo- 
cated, an ideal college town. We hope ere long to reproduce 
some of these views in The Scroll. Bro. Benton is greatly 
interested in the erection of a chapter house on ground do- 
nated by the Miami trustees, and it was through his strong 
presentation of the matter that the convention decided to lend 
the financial assistance of the fraternity to the enterprise. 
The absence of another loyal Phi, Dr. Alston Ellis, was much 
regretted, but we may confidently expect that both of them 
will be at the Pittsburg convention two years hence. Bro. 
Ellis is president of Ohio University, which was founded in 
1809, fifteen years before Miami. 

Five past presidents of the general council were present: 
George Banta, 1880-82; Hugh Th. Miller, 18Q4-96; Walter 
B. Palmer, 1896-98; Hubert H. Ward, 1900-02; Dr. John 
Edwin Brown, 1902-04. AH his old associates greatly re- 
gretted the absence of J. Clark Moore, Jr., P. G. C, 1898- 


1900. Two other former members of the general council 
were present: Isaac R. Hitt, Jr., formerly T. G. C, and 
Dr. McCluney Radcliffe, formerly H. (}. C. Bro. Hitt was 
the delegate of the Washington alumni club, and Bro. Rad- 
cliflfe the delegate of the Philadelphia alumni club. 

Probably no other fraternity convention, certainly no pre- 
vious <^ A convention, has been addressed by two promi- 
nent members of another fraternity. Larkin W. Glazebrook, 
M. I)., called at the hotel on Monday morning to pay the 
respects of his fraternity, A T O. He made the acquaintance 
of most of the officers and many of the other members, and 
impressed them as being a very courteous gentleman. At the 
public opening exercises, he, by invitation, occupied a seat 
on the platform with the officers, and, when called upon 
extended the formal greetings of the local organization of 
A Tfl to the convention. Dr. Glazebrook was formerly worthy 
grand chief, and now is worthy grand keeper of annals, of his 
fraternity. He is the son of Rev. Otis A. Glazebrook, D. D., 
principal founder of A T ft. On Wednesday afternoon Dr. 
Benjamin Ide Wheeler, A A <I>, president of the University of 
California, responded to a request to address the convention. 
His speech was full of good advice in regard to the proper 
standards for fraternity membership, and the cordial manner 
in which he greeted ^ A0 aroused much enthusiasm. Another 
pan-hellenic message was received from the George Washing- 
ton chapter of the A K K medical fraternity. One of the 
signers of the following note is Bro. Sanford W. French, 
Cornell^ '04. 

Washington, D. C. November 27, 1906. 
Congratulations from Alpha Zeta chapter of Alpha Kappa Kappa to the 
Phi Delta Theta fraternity. A. P. Tibbetts, 

S. W. French, <& A ©. 

The New Willard hotel is the finest appointed hotel, as well 
as the most expensive, at which <l> A0hds ever held a national 
convention. The hall in which the business sessions were 
held was more convenient than the meeting place at any pre- 
vious convention. It was convenient especially on account 
of the adjoining office, which was the headquarters of the local 
committee, and in which all members registered and tickets to 
various social events were distributed without confusion. The 
hotel management made no charge for either the hall or the 
office. A spacious corridor outside the hall provided room 
for members to meet and have heart-to-heart talks, and provid- 
ed room also for the displays of four fraternity jewelers — D. L. 


Auld, of Columbus, Ohio; Edwards, Haldeman & Co., of 
Detroit, Mich.; Wright, Kay & Co., of Detroit, Mich., and 
the Hoover & Smith Co., of Philadelphia, Pa. 

Never did a local committee on arrangements make more 
thorough and satisfactory preparations for a national conven- 
tion. The members of the committee represented every sec- 
tion of the fraternity and they understood their business. 
Their influence with the weather bureau officials must have 
been strong, for we had delightful weather and moonlight 
nights during Thanksgiving week. For several years the 
Washington * A® alumni club has held monthly smokers at 
the University club. Cards of admission to the University 
club were issued to every general officer of the fraternity and 
every official delegate at the convention. The Y. M. C. A. 
of Washington also offered the privileges of its room to the 
Phis. The committee on arrangements had carefully worked 
out in advance every detail for the entertainment of the con- 
vention, and every social event was an unqualified success. 
The smoker was tendered complimentary to the convention 
by the Washington alumni, and the souvenir pipes distrib- 
uted on that occasion were the handsomest souvenirs ever 
given at any convention smoker. 

Three of the events of the week were of such a nature as 
could not have been provided in any other city in the United 
States — the trip to Mount Vernon, the wonderful military 
drill at Fort Myer, and the reception by President Roose- 
velt. The convention was peculiarly fortunate in securing 
half of the seats in the drill hall at Fort Myer, The drills are 
given on Friday afternoons during the winter, and there is an 
enormous demand for seats. The drill on November 30 was 
the second one this winter. Applications for seats from 6,000 
people were on file when the 400 seats for the convention were 
obtained. This courtesy extended by the officers in charge 
through the influence of Bro. John Joy Edson, Jr., who enjoys 
an extended acquaintance with the military men about Wash- 
ington. President Roosevelt did the fraternity great honor in 
receiving the convention, especially as he was very much 
engaged, having returned from Panama a week before, having 
congress on his hands the week following, and being entirely 
too busy that Saturday to attend the army-navy football game 
at Philadelphia, as he had done in previous years. 

A handsome prospectus of the convention was issued by 
the Washington alumni, and distributed to the chapters some 
time before the convention met. In addition to conventioa 


aDnouncements it contained a directory of objects of interest 
for the benefit of sightseers in Washington. But nothwith- 
standing the many and varied attractions of the capital city, 
the delegates were not drawn away from the business sessions. 
They visited the Library of Congress on Monday evening; 
the capitol where they were photographed on Wednesday 
afternoon, Mount Vernon on Thursday, Fort Myeron Friday 
afternoon and the While House on Saturday afternoon. But 
on each of the six days, from Monday to Saturday inclusive, 
there were two business sessions each day, except on Thurs- 
day when none was held. The delegates stuck closely to their 
job and did good work. The pet measure of the writer, the 
revised ritual, was defeated because the majority for it was 
not sufficient, but, nevertheless, he is of the opinion that the 
convention enacted a number of excellent measures, espec- 
ially the amendments to the constitution and code. 

Two of the best things heard during the convention were 
said by Bro. Lee Fairchild. When the debate on extension 
was becoming rather heated, and motions of various kinds 
were being made, he arose and began his remarks thus: 
*The great German poet has said, *There must be law in 
heU.'" The application was understood immediately, there 
was a general laugh and the tension of the situation was re- 
lieved. Speaking in favor of granting a charter to the South 
Dakota petitioners, he said: **Have you ever been the first 
man in a melon patch? If so you got the biggest melon" — 
an aphorism worthy of Abraham Lincoln. Bro. E. C. Ans- 
ley, of New Orleans, made a remark which amused a good 
many. He told about a man who had attended Tulane, but 
who had not been bid by any fraternity there, going to a cer- 
tain large university, where the fraternities fell over them- 
selves in rushing him. Bro. Ansley exclaimed, *'Why, at Tu- 
lane he couldn't have made even the Y. M. C. A." 

The official convention photograph was taken Wednesday 
afternoon, on the east steps of the senate end of the capitol, 
by Harris & Ewing 131 1 F street, N. W., Washington, 
D. C. Two photographs were taken at Mount Vernon 
Thursday by the National Press Association, Washington, 
D. C. A flashlight photograph of the members seated at the 
banquet Thursday evening was taken by the George R. Law- 
rence Co., 1370 Broadway, New York, N. Y. A" photograph 
of the ladies who were visitors at the convention was taken 
Saturday afternoon, on the west steps of the Treasury Build" 
ing, by Harris & Ewing. The capitol picture is 11x14 inches. 


the price being f I. The picture of the ladies is 8x10, the 
price being 75 cents. Either will be sent, if unmounted, 
postage prepaid; or, if mounted, by express, charges collect. 
The banquet picture is 20x^^0 inches, the price being 83.50; 
and will be sent, if unmounted, postage prepaid; or, if mount- 
ed, by express, charges collect. Each of the Mount Vernon 
pictures measures 11x14, and the price is {1 each, by express 
or mail prepaid, mounted or unmounted. All five of these pic- 

tures appear in reduced half-tones in this number of The 
SCROi.i,. It was expected that this issue would be illus- 
trated from a number of kodaks taken by Bro. Hubert H. 
Ward, but it developed that two rolls of films which he ex- 
posed would not develop, so there is dissappointraent over 
the matter of illustrating the convention articles as fully as 
was desired. Only one of his exposures made a picture good 
enough for a half-tone, and it is herewith presented, together 
with half-tones of two kodaks taken by Bro. Tom A. Davis. 


Five official fraternity jewelers distributed convention sou- 
venirs. Buttons were given by A. H. Fetting, of Baltimore, 
Md., and Wright, Kay & Co., of Detroit, Mich. The first 
consists of a gilt ^ A shield, crossed with the inscription, 
'Washington, D. C." The second is a round bronzed but- 
ton, bearing the fraternity coat-of-arms. Stick pins were 
given by D. L. Auld, of Columbus, Ohio, and The Hoover 
& Smith Co., of Philadelphia, Pa. The first is small but 
very neat. The second is larger, oval in shape, and bears the 
dome of the capitol in relief. Edwards, Haldeman & Co., 
of Detroit, Mich., gave ingenious trick match boxes. Bro. 
George Banta gave to each officer and official delegate, a 
morocco wallet made in the bindery of the George Banta Pub- 
lishing Co., of Menasha, Wis., the printers of The Scroll. 
With the pipes distributed at the smoker, the delegates carried 
away more souvenirs from the Washington convention than 
did those at previous conventions. 

Bro. Frank J. R. Mitchell suggested a new form of con- 
vention souvenir, composed of a head piece inscribed with 
the name of the owner, with bars suspended therefrom bear- 
ing the places and years of conventions he may have attended. 
The idea was taken up by Bro. Merrill C. Haldeman, and 
worked out artistically by his jewelry firm, Edwards, Halde- 
man & Co. These souvenirs, made in silver, are very hand- 
some, and many were sold at the Washington convention. 
It is expected that each purchaser will buy a new bar to be 
attached to his souvenir at every convention he may hereafter 

The delegate from Wabash, Bro. M. S. Leaming, was 
thought by many to bear a strong resemblance to Hon. Jos- 
eph W. Folk, governor of Missouri. Bro. Charles F. Lam- 
kin seemed to harbor the delusion that the governor himself 
was present in the guise of the delegate, and to protect the 
convention from an interloper, he introduced the following 
preamble and resolution, which led to a discussion that finally 
.convinced him that he was laboring under a case of mistaken 

Whereas There is a current rumor that the Indiana Beta delegate has 
met with foul play, and that an imposter is now in this convention, pretending 
to be the duly elected delegate from that chapter, and 

Whereas it is reported that the person masquerading as the delegate from 
Wabash is io reality Joseph W. Folk, governor of Missouri, and 

Whereas said Folk is not only a member of K A, and, therefore, out of 
place in our midst, but in addition, is directly responsible for the placing on 
of the "lid," which has caused many Missouri Phis to die of thirst; there- 
fore be it 


Resolvkd that the Warden be instructed to search out the hiding place 
of the delegate from Indiana Beta and carefully investigate his identity, and 
if it be found that the said delegate is an im poster, that the said Joseph W. 
Folk be immediately and ignominiously expelled from this hall. 

Invitations for the next convention came from Seattle, Den- 
ver, Kansas City and Pittsburgh, the latter place finally being 
chosen. The Kansas City Phis have several times extended 
such an invitation. The following telegram was received 
from Bro. Willis P. King, Jr., Missouri, '86: 

Kansas City, Mo., November 28, 1906. 
Frank J. R. Mitchell, President Phi Delta Theta. 
New Willard Hotel, Washington, D. C. 
Kansas City alumni send greetings and earnest invitation to hold next con- 
vention at Kansas City. Willis P. King, Jr., 


In 1896 Bro. Hugh Th. Miller set the fashion for extended 
national convention reports, a fashion which has been fol- 
lowed ever since. Beginning with the semi-centennial con- 
vention in 1898, the addresses of welcome and response and 
the banquet speeches have been stenographically reported for 
The Scroll. The extended narratives of the conventions 
were written b}*^ Bro. Miller in 1896 and 1898, by the under- 
signed in 1900, by Bro. Royall H. Switzler in 1902, and by 
Bro. John H. DeWitt in 1904. This entailed enormous work 
on one individual, and he has always staggered under the 
task. During the Washington convention it occurred to the 
undersigned that it would be a great scheme to divide up the 
work and assign portions to different willing hands. Such 
assignments were made and in this issue of The Scroll appear 
accounts of the Washington convention written by various 
brothers. These accounts are much more varied and interest- 
ing than an editor could furnish, doing all the writing himself. 
The scheme has worked beautifully and the present editors of 
The Scroll return sincere thanks to those who have in this 
manner so greatly assisted them. Of the sixteen who were 
asked to assist every one furnished a contribution, and un- 
questionably this issue of The Scroll presents the most 
brilliant galaxy of contributors that ever gave distinction to 
a single issue of the magazine. It is deeply regretted that 
the stenographer engaged to report the banquet speeches 
failed to transcribe his short hand notes. 

Walter B. Palmer, Emory, 77/ Vanderbilty '80. 


During convention week ^ A was handsomely treated by 
the Washington newspapers, the Post, Herald^ Star, and 


Times. The first two are morning papers, the latter two even- 
ing papers with Sunday morning editions. Repeated an- 
nouncements of the convention had been made in these 
journals before Thanksgiving week; and from Sunday, Nov- 
ember 25, to Sunday, December 2, inclusive, the daily press 
of the capital city devoted many columns to the fraternity, to 
the incidents of the convention, and to such of its proceedings 
as could properly be made public. For the full and entertain- 
ing reports, and for the liberal space given by the news- 
papers, great credit is due Bro. Carl D. Sheppard, chairman 
of the press committee, and a member of the Washington 
staff of the Scripps-McRae Press Association, of which Bro. 
E. L. Keen is the Washington manager. 

All four of the papers printed convention pictures. The 
Star and the Times of November 25 contained portraits of 
the members of the local committee on arrangements. The 
Times of November 26 contained portraits of P'ather Lindley 
and Brothers Mitchell, DeWitt and Ruick. The Herald of 
November 27 contained cartoons of Brothers Mitchell, 
Ballou, Benton, Little and Lamkin; and the next day's issue 
contained cartoons of Brothers Miller, McCrillis, Drummond, 
Rommel and Wood. These ten cartoons, by Jack Smith, are 
reproduced in this Scroll. The Star of November 27 
contained a portrait of Father Lindley, the Times of De- 
cember I a portrait of Bro. Little. The Post of December 
2 contained the portraits of the local committee on arrange- 
ments, occupying a full page of the Sunday illustrated mag- 
azine section, and a reduced facsimile of the same appears on 
page 235 of this number of The Scroll. The Post of 
December 16 contained the tree planting picture, occupying 
half a page of the Sunday illustrated magazine section, which 
picture appears on page 207. 

The local committee recall that * K ^ did not fare so well 
at'the hands of the Washington newspapers as did <t> A 0. 
The convention of 4> K ^ there last April was submerged by 
the D. A. R. convention, and then both * K ^ and the 
D. A. R. were overwhelmed by the San Francisco earthquake. 

The following paragraphs are clipped from the Washing- 
ton papers to which they are credited: 

Phi Delta Theta Captures the Capital City. 

rah! rah! rah! 

PHI DELTA theta! 

rah! rah! rah! 


It rang out at the railroad stations, it was heard in the bedrooms of the 
hotel, and now and then one caught a glimpse of a middle-aged man mat- 
tering it brokenly to himself, so as to get it straight and show he had re- 
membered it ever since he went to college. For the national convention of 
the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, representing seventy institutions of learning 
and all sections of the United States and Canada, opened its sessions in the 
New Willard Hotel today at lo a. m., with yoo of the band present. It is 
a convention for business, but this morning, save for the addresses of 
welcome and responses and the announcement of committees, the time was 
given over to greetings and reviews of old times. 

There was **Hugh Thorax," no less a personage than the Hon. Hugh 
Th. Miller, lieutenant governor of Indiana. And many pointed with glee at 
the colossal figure of **Dick" Little, war correspondent for the Chicago 
NewSt who wears a red necktie and looks nearly seven feet tall. There 
was John Wolfe Lindley, of Fredricktown, Ohio, the only survivor of the 
faithful band, who fifty eight years ago founded the Phi Delta Theta fra- 
ternity. In fact on every side were figures notable in the history of the 
fraternity, beloved by their fraternity males and known as successful men in 
the world. 

Also there were the seventy delegates from the seventy chapters of the 
fraternity in the United States and Canada. These are all undergraduates, 
young enough to know that they will make a i>ig success combining pleasure, 
yells, and business throughout the week that the convention will last. In the 
lobby of the hotel there was the atmosphere that is found only among Greek- 
letter fraternity men. Pretty much everybody seemed to know everybody 
else, and everybody was glad to introduce anybody to anybody else. The 
grip, the password and the meaning of the motto were reviewed and found 
to be as good and true as ever. 

It was a glad day, with the same atmosphere up on the tenth floor, where 
the opening session was l>eiug held. It was called to order by President 
Frank J. R. Mitchell. As he rapped for order, a memorable scene was 
before him. The throng of delegates was accompanied by many ladies, 
their bright costumes, under the morning sunlight, making the room gay 
and attractive. One moment the big hall was echoing to Phi talk, the 
next all was stillness, and the convention was on. — Thg Times, Monday, 
November 26. 

The Ofkning Exercisks on Monday Morning. 

The heads of 300 fraternity men bowed in reverence yesterday when 
John Wolfe Lindley, the only survivor of the six men who, more than half a 
century ago, founded the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, delivered the open- 
ing prayer at the beginning of the twenty-ninth biennial national convention 
of the body in the New Willard, and vouchsafed his blessings upon its 
present and future membership. 

Standing before the large gathering of college men, "Father'* Lindley, 
as he is called, stooped with the weight of years on his shoulders, his hair 
streaked with white, was given ovation after ovation. He was given the 
yell, the tiger, and nothing was too good for him. He was accompanied 
to Washington from their home in Fredericktown, Ohio, by his venerable 
wife, and during the opening exercise yesterday she, with the ladies accom- 
panying the officers of the fraternity, occupied seats in a prominent part 
of the hall. — V^hc Fos/, Tuesday, November 27. 

Boys, young and old, hundreds of them from all parts of the country, 
began the national convention of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity yesterday at 
the New Willard Hotel. Almost 400 members are in attendance. Last 


evening the members of the fraternity visited the Library of Congress in a 

For the last two days so many fraternity men have been at the New Wil- 
iard that it has l)een rather hard to tell whether the hotel belongs to the 
society or whether the members belong to the hostelry. More members 
and delegates arrived yesterday, more will get here today, and by to- 
morrow every other man you meet on the street will wear a Phi Delta Theta 
pin. ' 

Although the order is one organized altogether for social purposes, 
business sessions will be held each day during the week. Incidentally there 
will be a smoker, a theatre party, a banquet and several other diversions from 
routine business affairs, to give the members a chance to rest their weary 

The most widely known of all members here is John Wolfe Lindley, of 
Fredricktown, Ohio, one of the original founders of the fraternity and the 
oldest living I'hi Delta man. Among the boys he is known only as Father 
Lindley. When the organization was founded fifty-eight years ago at 
Miami University, in Ohio* there were six men who took part in the 

Father Lindley is eighty years old, and lives on the farm at Fredrick- 
town, where he was born. He has been connected with the Presbyterian 
church at Fredricktown for more than half a century. He has been a justice 
of the peace since 1868. He will take an active interest in the 
convention, and will remain until its close. He is accompanied by his wife 
and granddaughter, who are guests at the New Willard 

Perhaps the most widely known man in the order, the idol of the frater- 
nity, is Richard Henry Little, of Chicago, the war correspondent, whose 
more familiar title is just plain "Dick" Little. Despite his name. Little is 
a big man, being more than six feet in height. He is the humorist of the 

Mr. Little in addition to being a war correspondent, lecturer, humorist, 
globetrotter, cataloguer, raconteur, entertainer, humanitarian, philanthro- 
pist, general good fellow. Beau Brummel, and bon vivant, is also a phil- 
osopher. When he arrived in Washington on Sunday he had a several days* 
growth of beard on his face. He shaved yesterday, and his friends con- 
gratulated him. 

"It's a good idea to let your whiskers grow once in a while," said Mr. 
Little, "and when you eventually shave, your friends appreciate how good 
looking you are." However, it may be mentioned that Mr. Little is not 
looking for honor on account of good looks. 

Among the eight newspaper men who signed a round-robin in the Phil- 
lippines over seven years ago, at the time General Otis was advocating the 
censorship of all news sent out from the islands, were E. L. Keen, now 
manager of the Scripps-McRea Press Association in Washington, and Mr. 
Little. They met yesterday for the first lime since 1899. 

When Dick Little arrived at the New Willard his friends had evidently 
prepared for him. After registering the clerk handed him a key to room 
twenty-three. "Not much," replied Mr. Little, and he walked right 
in, turned around and walked right out again. — The Herald^ Tuesday, 
November 27. 

Fast and Furious Fun at the Phi Smoker. 

The Phi Delta Theta smoker was held last night. With a record-breaking 
crowd present, and the boys of the old school mixing with those of the new. 
Rauscher's Hall was packed to its capacity. 

lMIcE>Klniin IndlsniBolii Alumni Club Chaliman ol Locnl C 

Cartoons from The Washington Herald. 


Collef^e yells, <;onf^ and stuots too numerous to mention, prevailed through- 
out the evening, and news from the front at an early hour this morning was 
to the effect that the smoker was still in full blast. 

It was really a smoker. To prove it was nothing else, each guest was 
banded a package of three cigars as he entered the hall of mirth. Hun- 
dreds of delegates who are attending the twenty-ninth biennial convention 
of the Phi Delta Theta in Washington took in the smoker. 

When the entertainment was at its height and good cheer was flowing 
among the members like water, some one yelled "Speech. *' Taking advantage 
of the situation, Richard Henry Little, war correspondent, **etc.," of 
Chicago, climbed upon the balcony, not as Juliet, but as the fraternity idol, 
and announced that the delegates and members of the Washington 
alumni would give a dance Friday evening. "My agents will now pass 
among you, gentlemen,^' Mr. Little said, "and all those desiring to sub- 
scribe to the dance will be set back two plunks and one-half." There 
were cries of "More!" but Mr. Little had had his say and appeared before 
the audience no more. 

As the clouds (tobacco smoke) cleared away, "Gen." Lee Fairchild, of 
New York, was introduced to the throng. His remarks were short and 
sweet, as he stated that he appreciated the fact that the boys were not there 
to listen to speeches. President Frank J. R. Mitchell was hoisted to a plat- 
form, but declined to talk for the same reason. 

In addition to several professional entertainers who had been provided by 
the committee, there were several stunts by local men. Cartoons of men of 
national and fraternity fame were portrayed by C. K. Berryman. Father 
Lindley, one of the founders of the organization, had his likeness sketched 
from life. The cartoon will be framed and preserved for the fraternity. 
John Joy Edson, Jr., gave a recitation 

Hugh Th. Miller, one of the fraternity men, and lieutenant governor of 
Indiana, attended the affair, as did many of the other distinguished mem- 
bers of the order 

Miss Ethel Wilder, of Louisville, Ky., who is known as the daughter of 
the fraternity, arrived yesterday to attend the convention. She has jeveral 
brothers who are Phi Delia Thetas. During the convention at Louisville 
she was prominent in a great many ways in assisting and arranging enter 
tainments for the delegates and visitors and there earned the title. Miss 
Wilder always attends the conventions, no matter where they are held, and 
is a great favorite among the members young and old. Some time ago she 
designed a flag for the fraternity that always occupies a prominent place in 
the convention hall. It is known as the "Wilder Flag." 

Edward Bok, editor of the Ladies' Home Journal^ was registered at the 
New Willard yesterday. A story was circulated that Mr. Bok was one of 
the members of the Phi Delta Theta. To get matters straightened out and 
to find if Mr. Bok was really a Phi Delt, a reporter hunted up Dick Little, 
the idol, and asked him the question. "Mr. Bok, a Phi?" exclaimed Mr. 
Little. "Well, hardly. This isn't a woman's convention." 

One of the most enthusiastic "boys" who visited the Library of Congress 
on Monday evening was Father John Wolfe Lindley, of Ohio, the only living 
survivor of the six original founders of the Phi Delta Theta. While 
wandering through the immense building, Father Lindley accidentally met a 
relative whom he had not seen for many years. The two admired the 
magnificent building, and spent the evening conversing alx)ut old times in 
Ohio. The time passed so rapidly that neither realized the hour, and had a 
narrow escape from being locked up all night. Father Lindley was telling 
the other boys the joke yesterday, and appreciated it more than they did. 


"\\. would h»»e been an booor," he says, "to have slept in such ■ fine 
nmclare u the Library of Coii);reis. 

Several of the memheri of (he fraternity are accompanied hy iheir wives. 
Informal receptions are held about the hotel, and there is no lack of effort 
on the pari of Ihe majority of the delcRitci anil visitors to entertain the 
feminine visitors 

delegates, who have traveled across 

Victor Ilendetsonand Louis Hickey 

1, at Berkeley. Standford's delegate 

arc nick-named "the earthquake refii- 


Several stands where all sorts of fraternity stick pins and other jewelry^ 
and such necessities are displayed, have been established on the tenth floor 
of the New Willard. Here one may get anything from a hatpin to a 
pocketbook, and each properly engraved with Greek letters 

"Gen." Lee Fairchild, of New York, is one of the well-known Phis attend- 
ing the convention. He is called "General,'' because he was never in the war, 
and was never even a member of the militia. He is known as the wit of the 
fraternity, or at least as one of the wits. He also is a politician. He 
assisted in the opening of both the McKinley campaigns, with Thomas B. 
Reed, in 1896, and Senator Lodge, in 1900. — The Herald^ Wednesday, 
November 28. 

They sang rollicking songs of college days, they gave college yells and 
cheered themselves hoarse, they played pranks on one another, and danced 
in joyous glee at the smoker of the Phi Delta Theta Greek-letter fraternity 
at Rauscher's last night. There were 300 present, and they ranged in age 
from the youth in his teens, barely passed the period when he was **rushed" 
in college, to "Father" John Wolfe Lindley, who is the only survivor of the 
little band that founded the body, fifty-eight years ago in old Miami 
University, at Oxford, Ohio. 

A programme had been arranged for the occasion, but it was forgotten. 
Everything and everybody ran riot, but it was the fraternal spirit. The 
"faithful" began to gather at 8 o'clock, and as they entered the hall they 
were greeted by strains of sweet music from the Marine Band. The walls 
were hung with the colors and emblems of the fraternity 

Each new arrival, as he entered was given the "rah, rah, rah!" and some 
who were not there were also honored. President Mitchell attemped to 
make a speech, but the sound of his voice was drowned, and he gave il up 
as useless. The Apollo quartet san'g, and the chorus was taken up by the 
crowd. George O'Connor did a coon song stunt and was overwhelmed by 
the assistance he received. "Gen." Lee Fairchild, of New York, started 
an address but never finished it — there was too much noise. The cartoons 
of C. K. Berryman, of the Post^ made a decided hit with the crowd, and 
as he drew on the papei the familiar features of President Roosevelt, Speaker 
Cannon, W. J. Bryan, and other statesmen, cheers were given for each. 
The picture of "Father" Lindley, drawn from life as he sat before the gath- 
ering, will be published in the next issue of Thk Scroll, the fraternity organ. 
A feature of the drawing was the transforming of the Greek characters 
Phi Delta Theta into a picture of President Roosevelt. — The Post, Wed- 
nesday, November 28. 

Knthusiastic Phis at a Fraternity Feast 

Starling off with stunts which are characteristic of fraternal banquets 
only. President Frank J. R. Mitchell, who has raised a beard since being 
elected to office two years ago, was carried around the room, "Dick" Little 
heading the procession armed with a barber's pole. Others followed with 
razors and lather brushes. John B. Ballou, treasurer of the general council, 
who is bald, was presented with a wig of long, flowing hair. Wearing the 
artificial locks, he was carried to the stand occupied by the ladies. "Dick" 
Little, with the proper ceremonies, was presented with a dinkey little hat. 
To the tune of "Bill Bailey" Bailey, of Wisconsin, was carried about from 
place to place on the shoulders of the brothers from his own state. 

The hit of the evening was "Dick" Little's speech. Tn a characteristic 
way he told story after story, all to the amusement of the banqueters. Con- 
tinually he referred to the wives of the members, and paid them compli- 



menis, one after the other. He recently asked one of them, be said, if she 
married her husband because he was a Phi Delt. **Why certainly," she 
replied. **Why else should I have married him?" 

Alexander Pope, of Texas, spoke on *'Phi Delta Theta in Texas." Mr. 
Pope is somewhat of a spellbinder, and talked lo such an extent about his 
great state, its size and its people, that it occurred to some who were present 
that he might have been sent out by the Texas promotion committee. 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. McCrillis, of Providence, R. I., always receive 
the congratulations of the boys at the conventions. It was while attending 
the fraternity convention four years ago that the two met, and they have 
been attending each of the meetings since. Mr. McCrillis is the historian 
of the general council. — Thg Herald^ Friday, November 30. 

After forcing their way through oyster cocktails, Potomac river bass, as 
far as fillet of beef Melba, the boys were apparently tired of eating, and 
gave themselves up to the more entertaining task of collecting autographs, 
for which two blank pages of the menu were provided. The autographs in 
greatest demand were those of Father and Mother Lindley 

It was not long after the opening of the banquet that the Phis joined in 
singing praise for the arduous labors of a Phi newspaper man, all in rhyme 
and full of Irish monosyllables. Naturally, the father of such lines was not 
allowed to pass unnoticed, and calls of **Shep!" **Sheppard!" **Shep to the 
front" were repeatedly made. But the modesty of the bard from the news- 
paper mill prevented him from responding with a speech. He was busy, 
anyhow, attending to the wants of the ladies and preparing the information 
for **the press," of which he was the whole committee and chairman of it, 
too. — The Star, Friday, November 30. 

President Roosevelt Receives the Phis. 

The visit to the White House was a pleasant feature of the convention. 
The President shook the hand of every Phi, and made a brief speech, in 
which he said there was always a very friendly feeling on his part when 
Greek meets Greek. To *'Father" Lindley, he offered congratulations, and 
hoped that he would be spared to attend many other conventions of the 
fraternity of which he was one of the founders. When the President shook 
hands with the newly elected president of the fraternity he said he was glad 
to meet a man by the name of DeWitt for then, he knew he had met a 
fellow- Dutchman. 

During the closing hours of the convention, "Father" Lindley was 
presented with a gold-headed cane, which bore the inscription: **To Father 
Lindley, from His Boys in Phi Delta Theta at the Washington Convention, 
1906" Mrs. Lindley, who accompanied her husband to Washington, and 
who has been present at all the social functions, was presented with a 
badge set with opals. Frank J. R. Mitchell, the retiring president, was 
given a gold watch by his brother Phis. Waller B. Palmer, who has attended 
every convention but one since 1880, which is the record for attendance, 
was given a badge with the date of each convention attended by him engrav- 
ed on it. 

The registration books yesterday showed that 340 delegates and visiting 
members were present during the convention. Of this number, 99 were 
delegates from chapters and alumni clubs. — The Post, Monday, December 2. 

Daring Exploits in War of Richard H. Little. 

Easily the **hero of heroes" among the dozen war correspondents who 
actually got to the front and did things in the Russian- Japanese conflict, and 


who, by curious coincidence, have found themselves unexpectedly together 
in Washington, is Richard Henry Little, who is generally recognized as the 
idol of the Phi Delta Theta convention, that has been in session here during 
the week. Little, his colleagues all gladly testified, not only won more 
**glory" out of the work, dangers, and hardships in the Far East, but he 
actually had more experience and saw more of the fighting than any of his 
competitors, and was captured by both the Japanese and the Russians, 
barely escaping being shot by both. 

Recently some of the correspondents who were at the front in that war 
came to Washington to do work at the capital, but during the past few days 
a number of others drifted in, each unknown to the other, till they met to- 
gether in an informal reunion, it being the first time most of them had seen 
any of the others since they returned from the Far East. 

Aside from **Dick" Little, there are Martin Eagan, who might be termed 
the dean of the bunch; Richard Barry, John Bass, W. H. Brill, Oscar Ring 
Davis, R. L. Dunn, Hector Fuller, J. F. J. Archibald and Stanley 
Washburn. In the clubs and hotel lobbies Little had been the central 
figure, he being the tallest, most picturesque, most daring, and funniest man 
of the lot, as all readily agree. Little put the stale department in a fever of 
excitement by boldly running his dispatch boat, the Fawan^ through the 
Japanese blockade off Neuchwang and into the harbor, barely escaping 
being shot, while his Japanese servants were executed as spies. 

There were things doing, and Little knew it, but ^he Japanese held him 
in the rear of their fleet. To get through the line might mean his being 
blown to atoms almost any minute, they declared. Little made the Mia-tau 
islands his headquarters, and cruised al)oul in despair for days trying to 
sneak into Port Arthur, Dalny, or some other point of excitement. Finally 
he slipped by the Japs and rushed into Neuchwang. 

As he entered the harbor a Russian torpedo boat met the Faivan^ threw 
a ball over her and dragged her in. Little had not counted upon how his 
two Japanese servants would be received, and the entire lot. Little, the 
ship's officers, and servants were arrested as spies. 

Little had great difficulty for several days in saving his head, during 
which time he was unable to gel into communication with Consul Miller. 
Finally he got word to the consul, who cabled to the slate department, and 
during the correspondence the two Japs were shot. Little's turn was coming 
next, but Consul Miller and Secretary Hay effected his release just in time. 
He was blindfolded and escorted out of the city, and the torpedo boat saw 
that he got well to the Japanese fleet. 

Little then went to Shanghai, left his boat, went overland to Manchuria 
and joined the Russian array. He was at the front in all the heavy fight- 
ing, and was captured by the Japanese at Mukden. He was sent out to 
Japan, and that ended his experiences in his second war. John Bass was 
with Little much of the time on the dispatch boat, they representing the 
Chicago News. Bass saw the Japanese fleet do some of its most telling 

Little, as also most of the other correspondents now here, saw much of 
the fighting in the Phillippines. He and Ed L. Keen manager of the Scripps 
McRae Press Associatian in this city, having been together with General 
Lawton and Major Logan when they were shot, and were in on the capture 
of Aguinaldo. — The Times, Sunday, December 2. 




The Board of Trustees. 


President^ Francis Joseph Ross Mitchell, Chicago, III., Northwestern, *96 
Secretary, Samuel Kenley Ruick, Indianapolis, Ind., DePauw, '97 

Reporter, JOHN HlBBETT DeWitt, Nashville, Tenn., Vanderbilt, '94 

Treasurer, John Benjamin Ballou, Coshocton, Ohio, Wooster, '97 

Historian, ARTHUR MiLTON McCrillis, Providence, R. I., Brown, '97 


Elmer Charles Henderson, Fulton, Mo., 
Thomas Alexander Davis, Goshen, Ind., 

THE alumni commission. 

GuiDO Gores, Cincinnati, Ohio, 

Bernard Morris Lee Ernst, New York, N. Y., 

Other General Officers. 

Westminster, '93 
Wabash, '96 

Cincinnati, *oi 
Columbia, '99 

Editor of the History — 

Walter Benjamin Palmer, Nashville, Tenn., Emory, ''jt, Vanderbilt. '80 
Fraternity Librarian — 

Samuel Kenley Ruick, Indianapolis, Ind., DePauiv, '97 


Alpha, Lewis Evans Aloysius Drummond, President, 

New York, N. Y., C. C, N, Y., '88 
Alpha, Irving Lysander Foster, Vice President, 

State College, Pa., Brown, '93 
Beta, Henry Lee Watson, Richmond, Va., Richmond, '91 

Epsilott, William Harrison Hays, Sullivan, Ind., Wabash, '01 

Zeta, Charles Fackler Lamkin, President, Keytesville, Mo., 

Westminster, '99 
Zeta, Richard Henry Little, Vice President, Chicago, 111., 

Illinois Wesley an, '95 
Eta, Emory Marvin Underwood, Atlanta, Ga., Vanderbilt, 00 

77/£r^7," Edgar Ernest Witt, Waco, Texas, Texas, '00 

Iota, Victor Hendricks Henderson, Berkeley, Cal. California, '00 

Kappa, Arthur Ragan Priest, Seattle, Wash., DePauiv, '91 

Delegates from College Chapters. 

George Edward Bell, St. Thonias, Ont., 
Charles Johnston, Mildmay, Ont., 
John Tracey Mathews, Tenant's Harbor, Me., 
Earle Lytton Waterman, Barre, Vt., 
Robert Carlyle Cochran, Soraerville, Mass., 
Heath Edgar White, Charlottetown, P. E. I., 
Robert Joesbury Weeks, Riverhead, N. Y., 
Raymond Frank Tift, Soraerville, Mass., 
William John Dugan, Pueblo, Col., 
Howard Elmer Bishop, Sayre, Pa., 
George Norris, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Henry Merritt Dexter, Newport, N. Y., 

McGill, '07 

Toronto, '07 

Colby, '08 

Vermont, '07 

Dartmouth, *o7 

Amherst, '08 

Williams, '07 

Brown, *07 

Cornell, '07 

Union, '07 

Columbia, '07 

Syracuse, '07 



Harry Moore Hirst, Lansdowne. Pa., Lafayitte^ '08 

Paul Singm aster, Gettysburg, Pa., Gettysburg, '08 

Wayne Stevenson Ramsey, Coraopolis, Pa., Washington andjeffersony '08 

Frank Everhart Stewart, Williamsburg, Pa., 
George Paul Beck, Philadelphia, Pa., 
Charles Ellis Goodin, Philadelhpia, Pa., 
Edgar Raymond Treverton, Evereit, Pa., 
Frank Octave Leitzell, Washington, D. C, 
Clement Craig Heth, Radford, Va., 
William Ludlow Chenery, Ashland, Va., 

Atleghenyy '00 

Dickinson, '08 

Pennsylvania, '08 

Lehigh, '07 

Pennsylvania State, '07 

Virginia, '07 

Randolph- Macon, '07 

George McPhail Minetree, Washington, D. C, Washington and Lee, '08 

Frederick Jackson Coxe, Wadesboro, N. C, 
George Vest Triplett, Jr., Owensboro, Ky., 
James Saffell Watson, Lexington, Ky., 
Morton Boyte Howell, Nashville, Tenn., 
Richard Bland Mitchell, Springtield, Mo., 
Roi Welsch Risinger, Eaton, Ohio, 
Horace Warren Whitney, Mt. Gilead, Ohio, 
Don Carlos Coultrap, Athens, Ohio, 
Charles Woodin Bretland, Troy, Ohio, 
Edwin Kent Bacon, Oberlin, Ohio, 
Charles Albert Schroetter, Covington, Ky. 
Ray Phelps Hoover, Chicago, III., 
Carl Frank Zensmeister, New Albany, Ind., 
Marion Spitler Leaming, Goshen, Ind., 
Frank Bymer Davenport, Irvington, Ind., 
Earle Willis Crecraft, Franklin, Ind., 
DeWitt Clinton Reynolds, All>any, Texas, 
Will Pascoe Evans, Greencastle, Ind., 
Charles Adams Bird, Wilmington, Del., 
Elmer Sanford Albritton, Dallas, Texas, 
Auburn Ray Nowels, Lamar, Col., 
John Jolly Ellis, Jr., LaBelle, Mo., 
Chester Clinton Housh, Maquon, HI., 
Moses Greenleaf, Jacksonville, 111., 
Robert William Bailey, Des Moines, Iowa, 
Marcellus Crocker Shield, Winona, Minn., 
Ledru C. Willitts, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, 
Leigh Lawrence Wh.liams, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 
Samuel Boyd Sebree, Kansas City, Mo., 
Leroy Kerr Hoss, Cherry vale, Kan., 
Alvin Jay Goodbar, St. Louis, Mo. 
HydenJay Eaton, Kansas City, Kan., 
Elmer Luther Linix^uist, Benson, Neb., 
Livingston Polk Ferris, Lamourie, La., 
Erle Bower Askew, Arlington, Ga., 
Alexander Franklin Hill, Greenville, Ga., 
John Truitt Martin, Shellman, Ga., 
Aaron Collins Knight, Cartersville, Ga., 
Lester Jared Snow, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 
Casper Carl Certain, Huntsville, Ala.. 
Robert Somerville, Jr., Greenville, Miss., 
Abner Charles Chappniss, New Orleans, La., 
Alexander Pope, Marshall, Texas, 
John DeBerry Wheeler, Aransas Pass, Texas, 

North Carolina, '98 

Central, '07 

Kentucky State, '08 

Vanderhilt, '07 

SHvanee, '04 

Miami, '08 

Ohio Wesleyan, '07 

Ohio, '08 

Ohio State, '08 

Case, *07 

Cincinnati, '07 

Michigan, '08 

Indiana, *o8 

Wabash, '07 

Butler, '09 

Franklin, '07 

Hanover, '09 

DePauw, '07 

Purdue, '08 

Nortlnvestern, '07 

Chicago, '06 

Knox, '08 

Lombard, '08 

Illinois, '07 

Wisconsin, '07 

Mintiesotay '09 

hnva Wesleyan, '07 

Iowa, '07 

Missouri, '07 

Westminster, '09 

Washington, '07 

Kansas, '08 

Nebraska, *07 

Colorado, '08 

Georgia, '07 

Emory, '09 

Mercer, '07 

Georgia Tech., '07 

Alabanta, '08 

Auburn, '06 

Mississippi, '08 

7'ulane, '07 

lexas, '07 

Southwestern, '08 



Louis Thomas Hickky, Berkeley, Cal., 
Noel Swayne Burge, Stockton, Cal., 
J. Webster Hoover, Everett, Wash., 

Californioy '07 

Stanford^ '07 

Washington StaU^ '07 






Delegates From Alumni Clubs. 

Waterville, Me., Harry Emory Pratt, 
Harvard University, Warren McPherson, 
Providence, R. /., Thurston Mason Phetteplace, 
Ne^v York, N. Y., George Che\v Atkins, 
Schenectady, N. Y. Calvin John Strayer, 
Pittsburg, Pa., William Thomas Tredway, Wash, ^ Jeff., 

Philadelphia, Pa., McCluney Radcliffe, LaFayette, 11\ Pennsylvania, 





Ohio Wesleyan, 



Ohio Wesleyan, 








Illinois Wesleyan, 


Franklin, '76; Indiana, 

loiva Wesleyan, 

Washington, D. C, Isaac Reynolds Hitt, Jr., 
Richmond, Va., Greer Baughman, 
Cincinnati, Ohio, Charles Theodore Perin, Jr., 
Clex' eland, Ohio, Robert Martin Calfee, 
Columbus, Ohio, John Edwin Brown, 
Athens, Ohio, Samuel Levi McCune, 
Hamilton, Ohio, Karl Harry Zwick, 
Oxford, Ohio^ Guy Potter Benton, 
Franklin, Ind., Walter Bernard Douglass, 
Indianapolis, Ind., Charles A. Woods, 
Madison, Ind., Albert Frederick Krauss, 
Tipton, Ind., Bernard Vickery Moore, 
Columbus, Ind., Hugh Thomas Miller, 
Frankfort, Ind., John Charles Farber, 
Chicago, III., Warren Dibble Howe, 
Bloomington, III., Louis FiTZ Henry, 
Milwaukee, Wis,, Walter Grant Souders, 
Menasha, Wis., George Banta, 
Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Fred Russell Beck, 

Kansas City, Mo., Frederick Raglan Cowles, 

St. Louis, Mo., Walter Edgar Ellsworth Koeppler, 

Denver, Col., Benton Lee Bonnell, 

Neut Orleans, La., EDWARD Conrad Ansley, 

San Francisco, Cal., James Lauder Gamble, 

Seattle, Wash., John Roy Kinnear, 

Tacoma, Wash., WiLLiAM Erwin Lee, 






IVashington State, 

Washington State, 














Visiting Members. 

George Elliott Housser, Portage la Prairie, Man., 

Henry Porter Cooke, Uxbridge Ont., 

Harry John Marshall, London, Ont., 

Clarence S. Acton, Toronto, Ont., 

Richard Allston Metcalf, White Plains, N. Y., 

David Jacques Gallert, New York City, N. Y., 

William Winter Drew, Fairfield, Me., 

Nelson Irving Mixer, West F^aris, Me., 

Oscar Alexander Mechlin, Washington, D. C, 

Phillip Batchelder Paul, Boston, Mass., 

Waller Gardner Kennedy, Harwichport, Mass., 

Mason Avery Lewis, Colorado Springs, Col., 

J Westminster, '08; 
Joseph Rae Graff, Peoria, 111., 
Tracey Lillie Jeffords, Washington, D. C, 

McGill, '06 

Toronto, '05 

Toronto, '09 

Toronto, '10 

Colby, '86 

Colby, '93 

Colby, '02 

Colby, '09 

Dartmouth, '03 

Dartmouth, '06 

Dartmouth, '07 

Dartmouth, '08 

Dartmouth, '09 

Vermont, '86 



Charles Brace Sornborger, Washington, D. C, 

Leonard Smith Doten, Washington, D. C, 

Don Martin Rice, Philadelphia, Pa., 

Harold Huntington Shanley, Burlington, Vt., 

William Allen Newell, Ogdensburg, N. Y., 

George Duryee Hulst, New York, N. Y., 

Herbert Lewis, Washington, D. C, 

James Herlihy O'Donnell, New York, N. Y., 

William Bowen Mitchell Tracy, Philadelphia, Pa., 

William Edward Bright, Scranton, Pa., 

Carl Stone Crummett, Haverhill, Mass., 

Martin Crawford James, Kansas City, Mo., 

Charles Albert McAllister, Washington, D. C, 



Cornel I y 

Harry Freeman Whiting, Carlisle, Pa., Dickinsotiy '89; Cornell^ 

William Curtis Hill, Washington, D. C, 

Sanford William French, Washington, D. C, 

Hugh Jennings, Baltimore, Md. 

Dwight Swain Simpson, Minneapolis, Minn., 

Enoch Louis Burnham, Berwyn, Pa., 

William Vaughn McGee, Plainfield, N. J., 

Howard Maxwell Rogers, Riverton, N. J., 

Oscar Albert Trorlicht, St. Louis, Mo., 

James Irving Gayetty, Washington, D. C, 

George LeRoy Shelley, Mercersburg, Pa., 

Gilbert Sylvester Woolworth, Washington, D. C, 

Frederick Arthur Goetze, New York, N. Y., 

James Huntington Turner, Milwaukee,Wis., IVisconsiny^g^; Columbia^ 

John Norton Atkins, New York, N. Y., Stnvanee^ '98; Columhiay 

Cornell y 

Cornel I y 






Cornel I y 





Curtis Pendleton Snook, New York, N. Y., 

Joseph Audley Pierce, McKeesport, Pa., 

Lawrence Lee Iseman, Philadelphia, Pa., 

Harold Herman Bender, Mariinsburg, W. Va., 

Darwin Crawford Pomeroy, Port Royal, Pa., 

Charles Thomas Aikins, Selins Grove, Pa., 

George Hay Kain, York, Pa., 

John Elmer Meisenhelder, Washington, D. C, 

William Jacob Klinefelter, Washington, D. C, 

George Louis Eppler, Cumberland, Md., 

Thomas Chalmers Duff, Pittsburg, Pa., 

John Alfred Metz, Pittsburg, Pa., 

Robert White Lindsay, Allegheny, Pa., 

Ira B. Shallenberger, Latrobe, Pa., 

William Farquhar Shallenberger, Pittsburg, Pa., 

Horace Webber Davis, Washington, D. C, 

Paul Allison Stuart, Cheswick, Pa., 

Charles Thomas Stockton, Sharon, Pa., 

Harvey Alva Dean, Pittsburg, Pa., 

Arthur Staples, Beaver, Pa., 

Edwin Stacey Oakes, Rochester, N. Y., 

Everett Franklin Phillips, Washington, D. C, 

Ira Bennett McNeal, Washington, D. C, 

Wilbur Vincent Mallalieu, Baltimore, Md., 

Murren Hoke Gottschall, Pittsburg, Pa., 

Robert Shallenberger Loose, Philadelphia, Pa., 

Dean Meck Hoffman, Philadelphia, Pa.. 












IV. &-/., 





























Merrill Crastus Haldeman, Detroit, Mich., 
Fred Emanuel Malick, Dover, Del., 
William Hannold Cheesman, Washington, D. C, 
Edwin D. Haggerty, Johnstown, Pa., 
Ralph David Schwarz, Wilkes Barre, Pa., 
John Henry Radey Acker, Philadelphia, Pa., 
Clement Esmond Parson, Washington, D. C, 
Walter Keller Hardt, Philadelphia, Pa., 
Charles Anthony McCarey, Philadelphia, Pa., 
Charles Smith Bilyieu, Philadelphia, Pa., 
Adam Southern Conway, Philadelphia, Pa., 
George Andreas Dierterle, Cincinnati, Ohio, 
Roy James Gardiner, Toledo, Ohio, 
Sidney Livingston Stine, Toledo, Ohio, 
Malcolm Irvin Davis, Philadelphia, Pa., 
John Belleau de Hamel, Merchantville, N. J., 
Tetsuma Akahoshi, Tokio, Japan, 
William Krazier Bilyieu, Philadelphia, Pa., 
HoLLis WoLSTEN HOLME, Philadelphia, Pa., 
John Thomas Bailey, III, Philadelphia, Pa., 
James McFillin Lucas, Philadelphia, Pa., 
Ralph Putnam Barnard, Washington, D. C, 
John Joy Edson, Jr., Washington, D. C, 
Walter Jules Douglas, Washington, D. C, 
Charles Leonard Orth, Pittsburg, Pa., 
CoE Louis Smith, Newton, N. J., 
Albert John Spaeth, Philadelphia, Pa., 
James Means Fair, Saltsburg, Pa., 
Edmund Duryea Johnstone, Jersey City, N. J., 

Dickinson^ '03 

Dickinson^ '03 

Dickinson^ '04 

Dickinson^ '05 

Dickinson^ '09 

Pennsylvania^ *oi 

Pennsylvania', '02 

Pennsylvania, '05 

Pennsylvania, '06 

Pennsylvania, '07 

Pennsylvania, *o7 

Pennsylvania, *o7 

Pennsylvania, ^o"] 

Pennsylvania, '07 

Pennsylvania, *o8 

Pennsylvania, '08 

Pennsylvania, '09 

Pennsylvania, *og 

Pennsylvania, '09 

Pennsylvania, '10 

Pennsylvania, '10 

Lehigh, '89 

Lehigh, '93 

Lehigh, '94 

Lehigh, '04 

Lehigh, '07 

Lehigh, '07 

Lehigh, *o8 

Lehight '08 

Fred Palmer Bates, Williamsport, Pa., Pennsylvania^ '08; Lehigh, '09 

John C. Cosgrove, Grant, Pa. 
Howard Rieff Geib, Harrisburg, Pa., 
Walter Yerkks Heaton, Southampton, Pa., 
George James Bailey, West Chester, Pa., 
Raymond Swenk, Sunburg, Pa., 
Charles Jackson Grossclose, Washington D. C, 
Harry Blair Hanger, Washington, D. C, 
Erastus Willey Stearns, Washington, D. C, 

Pennsylvania State, '05 

Pennsylvania State, '05 

Pennsylvania State, '06 

Pennsylvania State, '07 

Pennsylvania State, '07 

Roanoke, '83 

Roanoke, '/97 

Vir\finia, '98 

Henry George Lavinder, Bristol, Vdi., Randolph- Macon, '00; Virginia, '02 
Ro(;er Moore Stuart, Washington, D. C, Sexvance, '00; Virginia, '02 
Charles Palmer Stearns, Richmond, Va, Virginia, '04 

Hartley Poe Sanders, Clifton Forge, Va., 

Randolph- Macon, ^Qfl', Virginia, '06 
Charles Ernest Williams, Martinsburg, W. Va., Virginia, *o6 

Emerson Wyntoun Kelly, Wise, Va. Virginia, 'oj 

William Calvin Oats, Jr., Montgomery Ala., Alahanm, 05; Virginia, '07 
Mayre Ruffner Woodward, Charleston, W. Va., Virginia, '07 

Fred Nash Harrison, Danville, Va., Wash. &» Lee', Virginia, *o8 

John Q)uinn West, Thompson, Ga., 
BoDLY Booker, Louisville, Ky., 
Robinson S. Brown, Louisville, Ky., 
Benjamin Early Talbott, New York, N. V., 
Richards Pleasants Gravely, Martinsville, Va., 
Henry Mason Brent, Heathsville, Va., 
Page Keen Gravely, Rocky Mount, N. C, 

Virginia, *09 
Virginia, 'lo 
Virginia, '10 
Randolph- Macon, '98 
Randolph- Macon, '05 
Randolph- Af aeon, '06 
Randolph- Macon, '09 



Florian D'Este Jameson, Ashland, Va., 
John Jones Clopton, Casanova, Va., 
George William Cone, Riverton, Va., 
William Luther Pierce, Christiansburg, Va., 
James Wirt Marshall, Richmond, Va., 
George Randolph LkGore, Frederick, Md., 

Randolph' Macon^ 



Washington &^ Lee^ 

Washington &* Lte^ 

Washington ^ Lee^ 

Abram Douglas Somerville, Greenville, Miss., Washington ^ Le^^ 

John Bryson Patton, Washington, D. C, 
Isaac Pearson, Washington, D. C, 
Edgar C. Baume, New York, N. Y., 
John Lewis Gill, Lancaster, Ky., 
Thomas Karr Givens, Owensboro, Ky., 
John Berry Jewell, Lexington, Ky., 
Isaac Hill Bryant, Washington, D. C, 
Adam Gillespie Adams, Jr., Nashville, Tenn., 
John Wolfe Lindley, Fredericktown, Ohio, 
Merrill Daniel Prugh, Camden, Ohio, 
Arthur Andrew Burkhardt, Oxford, Ohio, 
George David Coleman, Appomattox, Va., 
Elmer H. Hartle, Kenton, Ohio, 
Leslie Guyon Gee, Lawrenceville, 111., 
Frederick Edward Stiles, Grand Rapids, Mich., 
Edgar Leggitt Keen, Washington, D. C, 
W^iLLiAM Milton Whitney, Washington, D. C, 
Lt>uis Rudolph De Steiguer, New York, N. Y., 
Carl Dunkle Sheppard, Washington, D. C, 
Hubert Herrick Ward, Cleveland, Ohio, 
Marcus Edgar Welliver, Hamilton, Ohio, 
Edgar Willi ard Seeds, Jr., Columbus, Ohio, 
Charles De Forest Chandler, Washington, D. C, 
Arthur Boardman Roberts, Cleveland, Ohio, 
Godfrey Albert Doeller, Cincinnati, Ohio, 
Alexander Hamilton Hiller, Washington, D. C, 

South Carolina^ 




Kentucky State, 

Kentucky State, 










Ohio Wesleyan, 

Ohio Wes/eyan, 



Ohio State, 

Ohio State, 

Ohio State, 





Clarence La Rue Goodwin, Indianapolis, Ind., Butler, '83; Indiana 

Henry Woldmar Ruofk, Washington, D. C, 

John Charles Black, Washington, D. C, 

Emerson W. Matthews, Washington, D. C, 

Harry Elbert Tincher, Amo, Ind., 

Faris Barton Smith, Franklin, Ind., 

Iliff L Brown, Franklin, Ind., 

Edwin Laurence Deming, P'ranklin, Ind., 

Julian Scott Bryan, Franklin, Ind., 

Percy Lee Hoixjes, Washington, D. C, 

Robert Shannjjn Moore, Somerville, Mass., 

William Wolff Smith, Washington, D. C, 

Franklin Ginn Tingley, Washington, D. C, 

Royal Andrew Willson, Tallula, 111., 

James Reynolds Van Ryper, New Carlisle, Ind., 

Marshall Beck, Huntington, Ind., 

William Edmond Godso, Chicago, 111., 

Ralph Joseph Williams, Washington, D. C, 

Lee Fairchild, New York, N. Y., 

Carter Fred Housh, Maquon, III., 

Manley Earle Chester, New York, N. Y., 

William Harrison Stelle, McLeansboro, III., 







































Henry Ben Pope Ward, Mt. Veraon, 111., Illinois^ '07 

Lawrence Brownell Lewis, Clarinda, Iowa, 

Iowa Wesley an ^ '07; Wisconsin^ 
Robert M. Laas, Chicaf^ro, 111., Wisconsin, 

Albert Rollo Dyer, Washington, D. C, Lawrence^ 

William Edward De Riemer, Washington, D. C, Lawrence, 

Edwin Thomas McCanna, McCanna, N. D., Colorado,'' qI^\ Minnesota, 
Edward Warren Hearne, Washington, D. C, Iowa Wesleyan, 

Karl Coats Corley, Washington, L). C, Iowa Wesleyan, 

George McCullough Rommell, Washington, D. C, Iowa Wesleyan, 
Farncombe Stroupe Bridger, Richland, Iowa, Iowa Wesleyan, 

William Melville Garton, Washington, D. C., Iowa, 

Frederick Hamilton Austin, Washington, D. C, Missouri, 

Frank Isaac Ridge, New York, N. Y., Missouri, 

Tureman Mar<^uess, Fulton, Mo., Westminster, 

Allan Samuel NEiLSon, Chesterton, Md., Nebraska, 

Horace Baber Atkinson, Washington, D. C, Georgia 

Claude Nathaniel Bennett, Washington, D. C, Emory, 

Robert McDonnell Arnold, Macon, Ga., Emory, 

Stephen Malone Solomon, Jr., Macon, Ga., Emory, 

Johnathan Proths Nichols, Griffin, Ga., Mercer, 

William Norris Compton, Washington, D. C, Alabama, 

William Sweringer Mudd, Birmingham, Ala., Alabama, 

Thomas Humphreys Campbell, Jr., Yazoo City, Miss., Mississippi, 
Robert Gibson Robinson, New Orleans, La., Tulane, 

Harry Watkins Meyer, New Orleans, La., Tulane, 

William Currie McCutcheon, Dallas, Texas, Texas, 

Marvin McKenzie McLean, Washington, D. C, Sout hives tern, 

John Howell McLean, Panama City, Canal Zone, Southwestern, 
AiME Baxter Titus, San Diego, Cal., California, 

Edward Wilson Holmes, Washington, D. C, Stanford 























"Catalogue of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Seventh edi- 
tion. Issued by order of the General Council. Frank J. R. Mitchell, 
Northwestern, '96, Editor. F.U dvTfft ol6€H dvijp. Published by the 
Fraternity in Its LVII Year, 1906." Evanston, 111.: Press of the Bowman 
Publishing Company. Pp. xliv + 681, 6x9. Frontispiece, the fraternity 
coat-of-arms, embossed in blue. Bound in dark blue cloth, with back and 
side stamps, in gilt on some books and in white on others. Back stamp: 
"Catalogue of Phi Delta Theta. 1906. Seventh Edition." Side stamp 
within ruled border: "Catalogue of Phi Delta Theta. 1906,'* and the es- 
cutcheon of the fraternity's coat-of-arms. Issued November 24, 1906. 

Bro. Frank J. R. Mitchell treated the Washington conven- 
tion to a great surprise when he announced that a new edition 
of the catalogue had appeared, and exhibited 100 copies of 
the book to prove his statement. A new edition had been 
expected so long, and the chapters had been so often disap- 
pointed about its publication that the fraternity had become 
very much discouraged about the whole catalogue situation. 
The constitution adopted by the semi-centennial conventiofa, 


in 1898, provided for a permanent catalogue editor or editors. 
The Louisville convention, in 1900, provided means, by assess- 
ing the active members, for publishing both the history of the 
fraternity and a new edition of the catalogue. Neither book 
was issued until 1906. Meanwhile there were loud complaints 
about the delay in publication. For the most part, the impa- 
tience displayed was exhibited by members who had but little 
conception of the scope of the history, and who did not rea- 
lize what an onerous task is catalogue making, what an enor- 
mous amount of detail work, most of it pure drudgery, is 
necessary to produce such a work for a fraternity enrolling 
approximately 15,000 members. 

Six previous editions of the catalogue of <I> A have been 
issued, in the years i860, 1870, 1872, 1878, 1883 and 1894. 
From April, 1894, when the sixth edition was printed, to No- 
vember, 1906, when the seventh edition was printed, twelve 
years and seven months elapsed, a longer time than inter- 
vened between any other two editions, and a longer time 
than intervened between December 1848, when the fraternity 
was founded, and June, i860, when founder Robert Morrison 
issued the first edition. 

The fraternity has sorely needed a new catalogue. Frater- 
nity work could not be properly carried on without it. From 
1894 to 1906 <I> A doubled its membership. Eleven chap- 
ters were established after the 1894 edition went to press (it 
was in press from January, 1891, to April, 1894) — Purdue, 
Illinois, Case, Cincinnati, Washington State, Kentucky State, 
McGill, Colorado, Georgia Tech., Pennsylvania State and 
Toronto — South Dakota, chartered by the Washington con- 
vention, not being counted. These eleven new chapters and 
over 7,000 new members were, of course, especially anxious 
to be enrolled in a 4> A catalogue. 

From 1898 to 1906 there were six editors of the catalogue, 
but, from one cause or another, they failed to get the mate- 
rial ready for a new edition. The case seemed almost des- 
perate when, early in 1906, Bro. Mitchell volunteered to take 
up the work and to bring out a new edition before the meet- 
ing of the convention at Washington in November. His offer 
was accepted, and the general council authorized him to 
proceed. Only a few knew of this appointment, but those 
who did know of it were confident that he would succeed in 
his undertaking. He has in his fraternity work shown such 
intelligent and practical ideas, and such indomitable energy, 
that no one who knew of his self imposed task doubted for a 


moment that he would succeed. He has succeeded most won- 
derfully well, and the fraternity is under everlasting obliga- 
tions to him for taking up what may truly be called a herculean 
and thankless task, and tenaciously sticking to it until it was 
completed. The amount of work which he did during the 
eight months of preparing the book and seeing it through the 
press was simply enormous, and really can not be realized by 
any one who has not had a like experience. To use a trite 
expression, Bro. Mitchell pulled the catalogue out of a hole, 
and a deep hole at that. How he found the time and patience 
for this labor, in addition to his arduous duties as president 
of the general council, is something very hard to understand. 
The following is quoted from an introductory note signed bv 
Bro. John H. DeVVitt, R. G. C: 

In March, 1906, the General Council appointed Frank J. R. Mitchell, 
P. G. C, to have charge of printing the book. He decided to perfect the 
chapter rolls as much as would be possible without delaying the publi- 
cation later than the national convention appointed to be held in Washing- 
ton, D. C, in November, 1906. For this purpose, he utilized data which he 
had secured in perfecting the alumni rolls that had appeared in the annual 
circular letters of chapters in 1905 and 1906, and he obtained further in- 
formation from a large number of alumni. Where information could not 
be obtained directly from individual members, their classmates and chapter 
mates were besought to furnish data alx>ut them. Finally, proof showing 
data concerning himself was sent to every living member of the fraternity 
at his last known address, with a request that errors l)e corrected. 

The result has been that the chapter rolls have been materially corrected 
and this book is the result of patient, persistent work done in a compara- 
tively short time. 

To meet the demand for a condensed and inexpensive catalogue so that 
editions of the book may be more frequent hereafter than they have been 
heretofore, this edition is much reduced in scope, as compared with the last 
two editions. The membership is now so large, and is growing so rapidly* 
that the fraternity cannot well afford to continue the practice of issuing cat- 
alogues with biographical data approaching in fullness the ordinary biograph- 
ical dictionaries. Hence in this edition all except the most important data 
have been discarded; the college notes, fraternity notes and the table of 
consanguinity have been omitted, as also the symbols and the Greek letters 
indicating secret matters. Only the essential features of a college fraternity 
catalogue have been retained. 

The principal objects in view have been to furnish the full names and the 
correct addresses and occupations of all members. It is realized that in these 
respects, this edition of the catalog^ue lacks much of being perfect, but a greater 
degree of accuracy could not be obtained without delaying the publication. 
As the fraternity has for years been greatly in need of a new catalogue, it 
was believed that further delay would not be justified, even to obtain more 
accuracy in regard to the addresses and occupations of some of the members. 
Most of the information presented in this edition was collected within the 
last few months, but many addresses would be changed in the time that would 
be required to ascertain the addresses of the comparatively few members 
whose locations are unknown or are uncertain. 


In the last edition, the rolls were arranged in the order of the establish- 
ment of chapters. To make reference to the book more convenient, the 
rolls in this edition are arranged alphabetically by the titles of chapters. 

It is believed that an edition of the catalogue of the fraternity should ap- 
pear at least every four years. It is hoped that all members who may notice 
errors or omissions in this book will furnish corrections, to be used in com- 
piling a new edition. Such corrections may be sent to Frank J. R. Mitchell, 
100 Washington street, Chicago, 111. 

The edition of 1883, of which the writer was one of the 
editors, contains elaborate biographical data, and so does the 
edition of 1894. It would be very well to have such elabor- 
ate data if the membership of the fraternity were not over 
10,000 and were stationary. But <I> A now has 15,000 
members and is increasing at the rate of 600 a year. The 
writer contributed to The Scroll of April, 1898, an article 
entitled **A Practicable Fraternity Catalogue," advocating, 
on account of the labor and expense involved, a very con- 
densed form of such a book. Since then he has repeatedly 
urged in The Scroll that the biographical data in the cata- 
logue should be confined to essential facts — full name, chap- 
ter, class, degrees, occupation, address — and that no other 
matters be mentioned unless of great importance. He is glad 
to see that the new edition is based upon this plan. The 
preface of the editor is as follows: 

In presenting this, the seventh edition of the catalogue of Phi Delta Thela, 
I desire to make certain explanations regarding the plan of the book. 

The chapter rolls are arranged according to their titles alphabetically by 
states. The members of each chapter are arranged in almost all cases under 
the years in which they were graduated or would have been graduated had 
they completed their courses. 

In a few cases, Tennessee Beta for example, the members are marshalled 
under the years of their initiation. Again the members are arranged alpha- 
betically under the difierent years, with the single exception of Tennessee Beta, 
whose members are arranged throughout in the order of initiation. The 
names of members known to be dead are preceded by the asterisk (*), while 
the dagger (f) precedes the names of members who were connected with 
active chapters during the collegiate year 1905-6. 

In the chapter rolls names in full are given except in cases where mem- 
bers have requested that their own names be inserted otherwise, and in a few 
instances in which full names have not been ascertained. Affiliates are 
enrolled in each chapter to which they have I)elonged. As the last catologue 
enrolled affiliates only in their final chapter, it has been difficult in many 
cases to find the other chapters to which affiliates have belonged. An effort 
has been made to include degrees of members, but the list is incomplete. 
The profession or occupation of each member is given and in large cities, 
both business address and residence are shown. 

Under the residence directory the states and territories of the United 
States are arranged alphabetically, being followed by foreign countries, also 
arranged alphabetically. The cities under each state, territory or foreign 
country are in their turn alphabetically arranged, while in each city, the 
names of members are arranged in alphabetical order. 


In the residence directory members whose business is in one city and resi- 
dence in another are listed in both cities, consequently the total number of 
names in the residence index will be found to exceed the number of our liv- 
ing members. The Bnal division of the book is the alphabetical index of all 
names in the catalogue. 

The present catalogue is supposed to contain the name of every member 
initiated prior to the end of the college year 1905-06. The advisability of 
including the members initiated in the fall of 1906 was considered, but it was 
found impossible to do so without too great delay. It will cje possible to 
include the initiates of the present year in the latter part of the present edi- 
tion by adding an appendix. 

The membership of the fraternity, as shown by this edition of the cata- 
logue, is 14,525 of whom 13,201 are living and 1,324 are dead. The num- 
ber initiated since last commencement time approximates 500. The total 
membership would, therefore, appear to be in excess of 15,000. However, 
a number of affiliates are counted more than once, so that the actual number 
of members is probably about 14,500. 

In closing the arduous task of editing and publishing the catalogue of Phi 
Delta Theta, I wish to thank all those who have so generously and so nobly 
assisted. Their names are loo many to be enumerated here, but I beg to 
assure all who have contributed to the production of the catalogue that 
their services have been appreciated. Even the man who wrote a postal card 
to correct a single letter in the spelling of a name has contributed to the 
accuracy of this catalogue. Frank J. R. Mitchell, P. G. C, 

Chicago, November, 1906. Northwestern, '96. 

Of the 725 pages in the book, 428 are devoted to chapter 
rolls, 126 pages to the residence directory, and 127 pages to 
the alphabetical index. The arrangement of the chapter 
rolls according to the titles of chapters — that is with Alabama 
Alpha first and Wisconsin Beta last — is a wonderful conven- 
ience, and is a great improvement over the arrangement of 
chapters according to the time of their establishment, as in 
previous editions. The reference to any individual's record 
is thus greatly facilitated. The chapter rolls in the book con- 
taining the annual circular letters of chapters printed in 1905 
and 1906 were arranged in the same manner, and the chapter 
rolls in the catalogue were printed from the same plates 
as the chapter rolls in the book containing the circular let- 
ters for 1906, the publication of which book was, on this ac- 
count, delayed until it could be issued simultaneously with 
the catalogue. 

In addition to the preface and introductory note, the forty- 
four preliminary pages contain the following features copied 
from **The History of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity:" A 
list of chapters, with places and dates of establishment; a list 
of alumni clubs, with places and dates of establishment; a 
list of conventions and general officers from 1848 to 1906; an 
indfx of general officers, and a list of prominent members of 
the fraternity. 



The table contained in the history giving the membership 
as shown by the first six editions of the catalogue is re- 
produced, with the figures giving the membership of chapters 
as shown by the seventh edition. The total number of mem- 
bers enrolled in the i860 edition was 292; in the 1870 edi- 
tion, 556; in the 1872 edition, 923; in the 1878 edition, 
1,929; in the 1883 edition, 3,460; in the 1894 edition, 7,286; 
in the 1906 edition, 14,525. The 1906 edition shows that 29 
chapters have 200 or more members, as follows: 
Indiana 399 Wisconsin 275 Virginia 251 

Central 380 

Vanderbilt 333 

Georgia 327 

Emory 324 

Wabash 316 

Auburn 302 

Mercer 295 

Missouri 288 

Franklin 280 

Alabama 271 

Butler 265 

Miami 264 

DePauw 260 

Lombard 258 

Cornell 257 

Ohio Wesleyan .... 256 
Dartmouth 255 

Lafayette 237 

Pennsylvania . . . .230 

Mississippi 230 

Vermont 224 

Knox 226 

Iowa Wesleyan. . . .216 

Michigan 212 

Iowa 208 

Syracuse 204 

The preliminary pages also contain elaborate statistical 
tables, to compile which undoubtedly involved a great amount 
of painstaking labor. The tables show the membership of 
the fraternity by states and foreign countries, and also show 
the cities in each of which ten or more members of the fra- 
ternity reside, which details were summarized from the resi- 
dence directory. The number of members living in each of 
the states and territories is given as follows: 

Illinois 1046 New Jersey 175 Oregon 49 

Wisconsin 174 

Minnesota 1 72 

Colorado 171 

W^ashington 169 

District of Columbia 166 

Nebraska 157 

Louisiana 151 

Maine 122 

Vermont 118 

North Carolina. ... 113 

West Virginia 102 

Maryland 97 

South Carolina. .. . Ol 

Florida 80 

New Hampshire. . . 61 

Connecticut 61 

Arkansas 59 

Rhode Island 50 

In foreign countries 195 members live, 70 in Canada, 26 
in Mexico, 19 in China, 17 in Japan, 15 in England, 7 in 
Germany, 7 in Cuba, 5 in India, 3 in Korea, 3 in Turkey, 3 

Indiana 1004 

New York 1004 

Pennsylvania .... 942 

Ohio 814 

Georgia 773 

Missouri 551 

Alabama 528 

Texas 457 

Kentucky 441 

California 416 

Massachusetts ... 376 

Iowa 339 

Virginia 259 

Michigan 249 

Tennessee 242 

Kansas 208 

Mississippi 205 

Oklahoma 48 

Indian Territory. . 42 

Montana 34 

Utah 33 

Arizona 29 

North Dakota 28 

South Dakota. ... 25 

Delaware 21 

Idaho 17 

Philippine Islands 15 

Nevada 12 

New Mexico 10 

Wyoming . 7 

Alaska 7 

Porto Rico 4 

Canal Zone 3 

Hawaii 3 



in Transvaal, 2 in France, 2 in Bulgaria, and one in each of 
several other countries. The following cities in which 40 or 
more members reside are taken from the list showing cities 
in which ten or more members reside: 

New V'ork 511 

Chicago 426 

Indianapolis 211 

Philadelphia 211 

St. Louis 188 

Washington 166 

Atlanta 154 

Pittsburg 135 

Cleveland 116 

Kansas City 106 

Louisville 100 

Cincinnati 95 

New Orleans 92 

Birmingham 90 

Columbus 90 

Minneapolis 86 

Nashville 85 

Macon 85 

Iw.os Angeles 82 

San Francisco .... 81 

Seattle 80 

Boston 75 

Franklin 74 

Denver 73 

Montgomery 67 

Richmond 55 

Dallas 53 

Detroit 51 

Galesburg 49 

Baltimore 46 

Memphis 45 

Milwaukee 45 

Mobile 43 

Syracuse. ....... 43 

Omaha 42 

Danville 41 

Lexington 41 

Savannah 4I 

In addition to the 135 at Pittsburgh, there are 12 at Alleg- 
heny, making 147 in the Pennsylvania twin cities. In 
addition to the 86 at Minneapolis, there are 24 at St. 
Paul, making no in the Minnesota twin cities. The figures 
for New York City do not include some members living at 
Flatbush, Flushing and some other towns which are really 
within the limits of Greater New York. It may be noted 
that II members live in each of three foreign cities: London 
(and vicinity), Mexico City and Tokio. 

The new catalogue can be used most advantageously in 
many ways — in checking up and verifying the lists of alumni 
printed in annual chapter letters, in checking up and verifying 
the lists of alumni in the various cities, and in tracing the ad- 
dresses of members whose whereabouts are unknown. On 
examining the residence directory the officers of alumni clubs 
will doubtless find many members living in their localities 
whom they did not know of before, and the book should be 
put to this use immediately, in order that the alumni may be 
brought in close touch with the fraternity and that the alumni 
clubs may be strengthened. 

As shown by the preface, the new catalogue is brought right 
up-to-date. It is supposed to contain the names of all mem- 
bers initiated up to the end of the collegiate year 1905-6. 
The initiates during the fall of 1906 could not be included 
without delaying the book. Even then it was all the editor, 
the printer and the binder could do to get the book ready for 
the convention, which began at Washington, on Monday, 
November 26. On Thursday and all Thursday night pre- 
ceding that date, the presses were running on the catalogue. 



the press work being done in Evanston. On Friday the 
sheets were sent to the bindery in Chicago. On Saturday 
noon the first 100 copies were finished and started for the 
Big Four railroad station in an express wagon, but Bro. 
Mitchell, fearing that the horse would be too slow, had the 
books transferred to a cab, in which he drove at high speed 
for the station, reaching it barely in time to catch the con- 
vention train for Washington. It was close work. 

Bro. Mitchell never had any previous experience in cata- 
logue making, but he understood the work and produced re- 
sults, which was what the fraternity wanted. He made good 
his promise to issue a catalogue by the time of the meeting of 
the convention. It is a thoroughly practical catalogue; its 
sensible, methodical arrangement will commend it to all who 
examine it. It is handy in size, and could not be improved 
upon for convenience of reference. It is a credit to its edi- 
tor, and of immense value to the fraternity. It certainly 
fills a long felt want. Future editions will doubtless conform 
to its plan. The price of the book, carriage charges prepaid, 
is $2.25. Orders may be addressed to Bro. J. B. Ballou, T. 
G. C, Coshocton, Ohio. Wat.ter B. Palmer. 


The most gigantic undertaking ever inaugurated by man — 
the construction of the canal across the Isthmus of Panama — 
is now well under way. It has remained for the United 
States to attack this stupendous proposition in earnest. 

Young men from the States have been attracted here by 
fair salaries and the spirit of adventure. Among the em- 
ployees filling responsible positions is a sprinkling of college 
men and the Greek-letter man indeed has some representation. 
The ide^ of organizing was often favorably discussed when two 
or more Greeks happened to meet, but it was not until Dec. 
15th that an actual effort was made to **get together." On 
that evening, pursuant to a centralized movement of fraternity 
men at Culebra, who had issued a call, about 20 Greeks, repre- 
senting 12 fraternities, met in the parlors of the University 
Club at Panama and voted a *'stag banquet" to take place on 
the evening of December 29th. At the initial meeting those 
present seemed enthused 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 30 plates, and a number of Greeks partook. A reso- 


lution was unanimously adopted by those present sympathiz- 
ing with the absentees, 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 Zone." The object, primarily, is the promotion of 
social intercourse among its members. Membership is re- 
stricted to members in good standing of such Greek-letter 
fraternities as are classified in **Baird's Manual" and of such 
professional frat. men as the society may decide to admit. 
Some kind of an insignia will be adopted soon. The follow- 
ing officers to hold for one year were elected: President, C. 
L. Bryan, K A; vice-president, L. M. Huntington, A T O; 
secretary, Walter Emery, <I> F A; treasurer. Dr. W. M. James, 
K A; governing board, Dr. Whitaker, A T A; Dr. Ridley, 
N :g N (died Jan. 6th); R. H. Adams, A *; A. B. Caruthers, 
4> A ®, and E. K. Wilson, :S X. Other than those elected offi- 
cers present at the organization of the pan-hellenic were the 
following: Southern K A, C. L. Parker, J. B. Huff, J. D. 
Davis, R. D. Coulter; 2 X, J. A. LePrince, Dr. Bray ton; 
A T n, F. E. Porter, A. L. Bell; ATA, F. P. Machler, J. D. 
Causey; B n, H. C. Halleck; * T A, H. G. Butler; 2 A E, 
David Shannon; A X, W. L. G. Perry; A X, P. M. Arango; 
4> 2 K, Dr. Higgins; T I 2, W. L. G. Perry; 2 N, Dr. Wal- 
ter Brem; X 4^, Robert Coleman; X <I>, Arthur Richards. 

The pan-hellenic, we hope, will be a strong and useful 
society and fraternity men coming to the Isthmus are earn- 
estly invited and requested to get in touch with the society. 

Albert B. Caruthers, Westminster, 'oi. 

Administration Building, Culebra, C. Z. January 23, 1907. 


Wherever college men are assembled you must expect to 
find Phis. 

Am I r-right'* 
You're r-right" 

'You're r-right Pm r-right, Pm always r-right." 
(Apologies to Dick Little and Brennan of the nineteenth 


This was no exception to the rule. At the meeting of the 
Academic Principals, of New York, at Syracuse, December 
26-28, the Phis were much in evidence. On the evening of 
the 27th, while many of the teachers were attending college 
reunions, * A ©gathered at **The Hub" and passed a social 
and festive hour. 

After all, the undergraduate learns but half of the value 
of fraternity life. He must wait for the thirty-third degree 
until he is out in the world and finds the joy of clasping 
hands with a stranger, who proves to be a brother. The fol- 
lowing enjoyed this experience at Syracuse: 

D. B. Murray, '%%\ M. R. Sanford, '%Z\ V. E. Gilpatrick, 
'91; T. S. Bell, '92; O. W. Wood, '92; E. C. Ryan, '92; G. H. 
Baskerville, '95; M. C. Smith, '00; H. O. Hutchinson, '01; 
W. D. Lisdale, '01; C. F. Walter, '02; F. M. Edson, '03; 
F. W. Whitney, '06, all of New York Epsilon; C. W. Bless- 
ing, '86; E. S. Harris, '86; and J. E. Healey, '03, of New 
York Beta; E. E. Smith, '89, and O'Donnell, '03, of Massa- 
chusetts Beta; and R. A. Metcalf, *86, and W. W. Drew, '02, 
of Maine Alpha. W. W. Drew, Colb)\ '02. 


A History of Higher Education in America," by Charles 
F. Thwing, LL. D., has been published by D. Appleton & Co., 
New York; price $3. 

The Georgia School of Technology is growing every day. 
The campus has been extended, and a beautiful, new library 
building is rapidly growing up. — Tech. correspondence K A 

Joseph Medill Patterson, the young millionaire socialist, 
has enrolled as a student in the short course in agriculture at 
the University of Wisconsin, preliminary to becoming a 
practical farmer on a tract he has purchased near Chicago. 
He was graduated at Yale a few years ago. In a recent in- 
terview he said. '*The control of Yale life by the sons of the 
wealthy is much the same as the larger corporations domi- 
nate in civic affairs. This class discrimination aroused my 
sentiment toward wealth and modern conditions, and gave me 
my start toward conversion to socialism." Mr. Patterson is 
the second young millionaire to register at the Wisconsin 
College of Agriculture. Last year Fred Pabst was a student 
in horse breeding. He resigned his management of the great 
breweries which bear his name and has taken up the raising 
■of horses on a ranch of several thousands of acres in North 



Having carefully read the proof of the proceedings of the 
Washington convention, we have been impressed with the 
fact that much valuable leglislation was enacted, only a part 
of which may be properly mentioned in The Scroll. We 
have also been forcibly struck with the excellence of the 
committee reports, and we are of the opinion that the com- 
mittee work was better performed than at any previous con- 
vention. We earnestly advise a careful reading of the 
proceedings of the convention and the reports of the general 
officers which constitute The Palladium for January. We 
urge that each chapter devote several meetings to the readjng 
and discussion of the proceedings and the recommendations 
of the officers. If this is done the members will become far 
more intelligent as to the progress the fraternity is making, 
and much more familiar with the laws of the fraternity gov- 
erning the relations of the individual member and the chap- 
ter with the fraternity as a whole. 

The Washington Convention added one more chapter to 
our roll by granting a charter to the Tridentia Society of the 
University of South Dakota. During the six years in which 
the petition has been before the fraternity, the petitioners 
have demonstrated that they are made of the material which 
goes to make up a first-class chapter of Phi Delta Theta. It 
is not often that a petitioning society establishes itself in a 
house of its own before obtaining national affiliation. Tri- 
dentia, having acquired a twelve thousand dollar chapter 
house, showed that it was fully alive to the requirements of a 
first-class chapter. South Dakota Alpha begins her career in 
flourishing condition and we welcome our youngest chapter. 

In What Ways Phi Delta Theta is Making Advancement.'^ 
This is the topic which the general council announces for 
consideration on Alumni Day, March 15. This subject 


should lead to an interesting and patriotic discussion in 
every chapter and alumni club. We trust that the occasion 
will be much more widely observed than in any former year. 
With seventy-one chapters and seventy-five alumni clubs, 
there should be a great many meetings in all parts of the 
country, stimulating and inspiring to the fraternity. It 
should be borne in mind that the object is not to have a big 
dinner, but a big attendance and a good time. We think 
that it would be more economical and in other ways equally 
or perhaps more desirable to have the dinner at some good 
hotel, instead of a specially prepared course dinner. Our 
idea is to have the regular table cP hote dinner served on the 
evening of March 15, but in the ordinary or a private dining 
room, reserved for Phis only. We also suggest that about 
two printed notices be issued prior to that date to all mem- 
bers in the city and vicinity, and that on March 14 the com- 
mittee in charge telephone every member, reminding him of 
the dinner engagement. We realize that the telephone part 
of this programme is hardly practicable in a city where there 
are a hundred or more members, but we are confident that it 
will considerably increase the attendance. We have one 
further suggestion, which is that no Phi shall call this annual 
event **Founders' Day." It is Alumni Day and always has 
been since it was established in 1889. Phi Delta Theta was 
the first fraternity to establish such a celebration, but other 
fraternities have imitated it, using the term "Founders' Day." 
Try to learn the phraseology of your fraternity and always 
use it. 

For the first time since The Scroll was established it 
carries an advertisement of a complete line of Phi Delta 
Theta publications — the catalogue, history, song book, year 
book and two fraternity magazines. We are rather proud to 
present this complete list of publications, all of which are in 
stock and may be obtained at very low prices. P>ery mem- 
ber who desires to keep in touch with the fraternity should 
have these publications in his library. Certainly no chapter 


can afford not to possess all of them. The members need to 
refer to them all during the year, and they will be found to 
be of invaluable aid during the rushing season. When there 
is close competition for new men their choice of Phi Delta 
Theta may be influenced by these publications, which so 
well show the standing and strength of the fraternity. 

The last edition of the song book was printed in 1902. 
Before many years it will be desirable to print a new edition, 
but meanwhile many new songs should be written and pub- 
lished in The Scroll, so that they may be easily accessible 
when the sixth edition of the song book is demanded. For 
years The Scroll has appealed to its readers to furnish it 
with songs, but the results have been disappointing. How- 
ever, it is gratifying to note that the December Scroll con- 
tains a very good song and a poem from which a song may be 
extracted. We hope that The Scroll will be favored with 
many lyrical productions that will be worth printing, and 
indeed good enough to be reproduced and preserved in 
future editions of the song book. VV^e will not suggest what 
fraternity themes shall be adopted by poetical contributors 
but leave that to their own invention and sense of propriety. 
We do suggest, however, that in writing new songs to the 
measure of familiar airs, other airs than those now utilized in 
the song book be selected, so as to give a greater variety to 
our fraternity hymnology. If the songs are accompanied 
with original music we shall be glad to print that also in The 

( <, 

The New York Tribune said the other day. Of all the 
College dailies, the Cornell Sun most resembles a real news- 
paper.'' Prof. William Lyon Phelps, of the department of 
English Literature in Yale seconds this with the assertion 
that '*the Cornell Sun is the best college daily in America." 
The Sun is the largest daily college paper, the only eight- 
page paper, in the country, and, with one exception, it is the 
only paper that furnishes a brief summary of the world's cur- 
rent events. — Phi Gamma Delta. 





A short lime ago we were very sorry to learn that McGill will soon lose 
one of her most prominent men, Prof. Ernest Rutherford who is leaving at 
the end of the year to take up work in Manchester, Eng. On January 8, 
occurred the death of Rev. I). Coussirat, professor of Hebrew and Oriental 
literature at McGill. Considerable progress is being made by the McGill 
University College of British Columbia. Recently chairs have been endowed 
in chemistry, mining and civil engineering. This college promises to take 
an important part in the work of McGill. 

The intercollegiate football season ended very favorably for McGill. Our 
senior team won the championship, winning five games out of six. In the 
play-off with the Hamilton team for the Dominion championship, however, 
we were defeated. The intermediate championship was won by R. M. C. 
Our hockey prospects are not so promising. The senior team was defeated 
in Toronto 13-5 in the first game, and the second team also lost the first 
game. Bro. O. W. Reid represents the chapter on the second team. A 
swimming club has recently been formed in connection with the college. 

Before this letter appears in print, we expect to initiate at least four men. 
We have recently enjoyed visits from Bro. Burkhart, Cornell, Bro. Housser, 
McGill, '06, Cornell, '07, and Bros. Stovel, '03, Mcintosh, '03, Emerson, 
'06, and Hibbard, '06. Gko. E. Bell. 

Montreal, January 14, 1907. 


The chapter is once more back and gradually settling down for the final 
term's work. At present all the members are hockey enthusiasts, as we are 
taking full advantage of the college rink which is situated in the athletic 
field, directly behind our house. 

Bro. D. A. L. Graham, M. IX, '05, has just l)een appointed resident 
pathologist in the Toronto general hospital. 

Bro. C. W. Hookway, who was taken seriously ill last fall, has entirely 
recovered, but he has retired from the active chapter to take a position as 
sales agent for Canadian Westinghouse Co., in Montreal. 

Bros. Johnson, Cooke, Marshall and C. L. Acton attended the Washing- 
ton convention and report having spent a most enjoyable and profitable week. 

We take great pleasure in presenting to the fraternity the following char- 
ter members: Bros. W. G. Swan, B. A. Sc, '06, of Shawbridge, (^)uebec; 
R. L. Harrison, '06, of Cap Sante, (^)uebec; E. A. Henry, ex-'o6, of Kin- 
cardine, Ont., and F. H. Chesnut, '08, of Toronto, Ont. We are also 
pleased to introduce the following initiates: Bros. W. A. Wilson, '09, of 
Ottawa, Ont.; H. L. Conn, '10, of Ottawa, Ont., and W, W. Hume, '10, 
of Green Bay, Wis. We have now an active chapter of twenty-four with 
one pledge, and as the rushing season is over we feel with a great deal of 
pride that ^ A 9 has initiated nine of the best freshmen in the university. 

Bro. L. T. Acton has been elected manager of the track team for next 
year. Bro. Burroughs is on the Arts dinner conmnttee. 

We reviewed the first part of the f(K)t ball season in our last letter to Thk 
Scroll; the latter part of the season was a great disappointment and Mc- 
Gill won the intercollegiate championship. 


Hockey is absorbing the interest of the university at present. The first 
game of the season was played here last Friday night. Toronto won from 
McGill in whirlwind fashion by a score of 14-5 and we trust that there will 
not be a repetition of the football season. 

The chapter enjoyed a short visit from Bro. C. B. English, M. E., Cor- 
nell, '01, during the fall term. The out of town members were pleased to 
learn of the visit of Bros. Burkhart, Simpson, and Housser, of Cornell, in 
the holidays, and regret that they were deprived of the pleasure this visit 
would have afforded. Harry S. Sprague. 

Toronto, January 14, 1907. 


With us the winter term has just opened, and * A 9 starts in the new 
term and a new year with a resolution to make long strides towards a new 
chapter house before the year ends. The movement which at present inter- 
ests every Phi in Colby is one which a committee of the trustees and faculty 
are formulating to offer inducement to fraternaties who will build chapter 
houses on the college campus. The subject is still under discussion and the 
results will not be published for a few weeks at least. 

Two new courses have been added this winter. One in mechanical draw- 
ing which has already met with much favor among the students, and the 
other in debating open to all men of the college. 

The musical clubs have begun work in earnest and thus far have been 
very successful. <!> A 6 is well represented on the college glee club by 
Bros. Keyes, '08, A. C. Thompson, '08, Shaw, '09, Lovett, '09, Cary, 'lO, 
and Matthews, '09. 

A new feature of the glee club concerts this year are selections by the 
college orchestra, and here again 4> A is represented by Bros. Allen, 09, 
leader and 1st violin, Cary, '10, 2nd violin, Beeker, '09, trombone, and 
Peterson, 07, cornet. Within a few weeks the college band starts its regu- 
lar practice and concerts under the efficient leadership of Bro. Beeker, '09. 

At present writing the college dramatic club is hard at work on the play 
Landy the Halfback" which it is to present this winter. Two of the most 
important parts are takpn by Bros. A. C. Thompson, '08, and Kimball, '09. 

Basketball will be the chief athletic activity at Colby this winter and the 
outlook for a winning team is good. Bro. Filton, '07, is manager of the 
team and also plays a strong game at guard on the 'varsity five. 

Bros. Matthews, delegate, and Mixer, alternate, to the national conven- 
tion reported at length on the business of the convention, and loudly praised 
the hospitality of the Washington Phis. 

Maine Alpha wishes all the chapters a prosperous year. 

Waterviile, January 12, 1907. A. L. CoTTON. 


Our football season was unsuccessful in comparison with last year*s series 
of victories. A week after our defeat at Princeton, we were encouraged by 
our victory over Amherst bv the score of 4 to o. Almost the entire student 
body journeyed to Boston one week later and witnessed our game with Har- 
vard, where we again suffered defeat by the score of 22 to 9. The final 
game of the season was played at Manchester with Brown the next week, 
the result being favorable to the team from Providence by the score of 23 to o. 

The next week was Convention week at Washington. New Hampshire 
Alpha sent a delegation down to the national capital, being represented by 




Bros. Paul, '06, Cochrane, Kennedy, Lewis and Graff. They reported the 
proceedings of the convention. 

The Christmas vacation, which followed shortly afterwards, extended from 
December 20 to January 3, inclusive. 

The new year marks the introduction of a new field of sport at Dart- 
mouth, as she has become a member of the Intercollegiate Hockey 
League. Already, she has proved herself a worthy rival by defeating Yale 
and Columbia. 

The basket-ball five although practically a new team having lost four of 
our veterans by graduation, has had phenomenal success so far, defeating 
every opposing team, including Wesleyan, Williams, Pennsylvania and 

Pres. Tucker started on his annual western trip on the 15th. 

At present we are in the midst of the mid year examinations. 

"Chinning season," according to the new agreement, will begin March 
I7tfe. H. M. JiTDSON. 

Hanover, February 3, 1907. 


The medical department of the university opened December 18, with 
an enrollment of 48 freshmen and a total of 161 students. College closed 
December 21, for the Christmas recess and reopened January 4. The 
cotillion club gave its first dance Friday evening, January 11, and the an- 
nual sophomore hop was held January 18. At present ^ere is the usual 
lull in college activities preceding the midyear examinations which begin 
January 28. 

The basketball season thus far has been very successful. Vermont has 
won from New Hampshire State, 28-3; Massachusetts Agricultural College, 
I4-10, and McGill University, 16-14. Vermont Alpha is represented on the 
team by Welch, '10, and Manager Appleton, '07. Vermont is to compete 
in a dual, two-mile relay race with the University of Maine at the annual in- 
door meet of the New England Intercollegiate Track Association which is to 
\yt held in Boston on February 16th. Bro. White, '10, is a promising can- 
didate for the team. 

The chapter gave a dance December 14 in Masonic Temple. The initia- 
tion banquet was held at Dorn's on Tuesday evening, November li. Bro. 
Howe, '98, of Essex Junction, was toastmasier. Bro. Lake, '07, represented 
Quebec Apha. Bro. Guptil, '08, has left college to accept a position with a 
large business firm in San Francisco. Bros. Waterman, '07, and Shanley, 
'07, attended the national convention, the former being delegate. 

Burlington, January 20, 1907. Chas. A. Smith. 


Inasmuch as the Williams basketball season did not open until Jan. 5, 
the college passed through a period of comparative inactivity after the close 
of the football season. The only intercollegiate interest which occupied our 
attention was the Amherst-Wesleyan -Williams triangular league debate in 
which Williams debating the affirmative against Wesleyan at Williamstown 
and the negative against Amherst at Amherst suffered a double defeat, and 
the championship went to Amherst. 

The evening of December 8 witnessed one of the most successful initia- 
tion banquets ever held in our chapter house. Besides the eight Freshmen 
whose names appeared in the October Scroll, we included in our number a 



new initiate, James A. Bullard, of East Orange, N. J., of the class of 190S. 
Under the direction of the toastmaster,. Bro. Gibson, '08, toasts were re- 
sponded to by all the initiates, by several of the upper classmen, and by the 
alumni present, Bros. Stoddard '00 and Hulst '06. 

The interclass basketball championship was won by the senior five with- 
out the loss of a single game of the eight played. ^ A O was represented on 
class teams by Bro. Horrax on the sophomore team and by Bro. Lambie on 
the freshman team. 

The prospects for a successful hockey season are good, for most of last 
year's seven is in college, and Bro. Weeks, '07, who is manager of the team 
has prepared a good schedule. The game scheduled with Columbia on 
January 2, in Albany, did not take place on account of poor ice. 

Williams opened its basketball season on January 5 by defeating the 
Union five by the score of 60 to 8. As only one of last season's regulars is 
back the team is practically an untried one. Bro. Shutler, captain of the 
Union team, visited the chapter. 

^A6's new chapter house has been roofed and, with its tall chimneys and 
steep, gabled roof presents an imposing appearance in the fraternity row. 

Williams participates in a triangular league debate with Brown and Dart- 
mouth on March 5 for which the trial debates are soon to be held. 

The chapter has lately enjoyed visits from Bros. Hulst '06 and Meeker 
ex- '08. David B. Scott. 

Williamstown January 9, 1907. 


With the opening of college after the Christmas recess all have returned 
to their work with renewed vigor and spirit. About twenty-five men are 
training on the outdoor track for places on the relay team which will com- 
pete at the B. A. A. meet in Boston early in February. Bro. White, *o8, 
who has been a member of this team for the past two years, will probably 
represent us again. 

Amherst is to be favored this year with a fine course of lectures in the 
Henry Ward Beecher lectureship series. The course opens on Jan. 23, 
with a talk by ex-(Jov. Utter of Rhode Island. He will be followed at inter- 
vals by Hon. Willis Fletcher Johnson, Commodore Peary, Secretary Taft, 
and Alexander Graham Bell. 

In the first annual debate of the new triangular league* composed of 
Amhersl, Williams, and Wesleyan, on Dec. 7,- Amherst men were highly 
pleased in that we won from l>oth our rivals, and thus the championship. 

Barrett gymnasium, the oldest college gym in the country, is not to be 
destroyed after all. But the work of converting it into a recitation hall for 
modern languages has been begun. Professor Gening of the English 
department leaves at the end of this semester to spend his sabbatical year in 
Palestine. Professor Morse, head of the history department, has sent in 
his resignation after being connected with thtr teaching forces of the college 
for more than twenty- five years. He takes this step in order to complete 
private study. 

The musical clubs have given a number of concerts in nearby towns and 
cities, but will make no long trip until the Easter vacation. Bros. Tracy, 
'08, and Shute, '08, represent us in this line. 

The freshman bancjuet was held at the American House, Boston, 
December 8, happily arranged coincident with the sophomore hop, so that 
there was no interference by the latter class. Bro. McClure, '10, was a 
member of the committee in charge. A very enjoyable dance was held in 
the house parlors on the afternoon and evening of December 15. Bro. 


Wiggins, '09, has entered the engineering school at Cornell, and 3ro. KaN 
ligan, '09, has registered at Colgate. Bro. Wiggins was awarded his *'A'* 
at the close of the football season having played in every game. 

Bros. White, '08, as delegate, and Tracy, '08, attended the Washington 
convention and returned full of loyalty to ♦ A 9 and with glowing reports 
of the "doings'* there. 

The following alumni have visited us recently: Bros. S. B. King, *02; 
Burke, '03; Greenaway, '05; Downey, '06; Powell, '06, and Turner, ex-'o8. 

Amherst, January 12, 1907. Robert H. Kennedy. 


The new year finds Brown deeply in earnest in the pursuit of her intel- 
lectual activities. In those more serious pursuits, while no strictly new feat- 
ures are added, the old methods have heen followed out in a very commend- 
able manner. 

The usual mid-winter faculty lectures are replaced this year by a series 
of public lectures which are delivered both by members of the faculty and 
by other noted lecturers. The customary student vespers have also been 
started, and on the list of preachers appear such names as Dr. Lyman Ab- 
bott, Rev. Charles F. Parkhurst and others. 

The debating teams have been picked and are at work upon the subject 
that has been chosen by the Triangular Debating League, which includes 
Williams, Dartmouth and Brown. The chess team, in the triangular chess 
tournament, held in New York City, during the Christmas vacation, tied 
Pennsylvania for first place, both teams beating Columbia. 

Two new societies have been organized at Brown by the engineering stu- 
dents. One is a strictly engineer's fraternity by the name of Tau Delta 
Sigma; the other a society composed of all the civil engineers. 

Bro. Bright, '07, manager of the 'Varsity baseball team has just announced 
his schedule, which is one of the very best ever offered a Brown team. It 
includes a series of twenty-five games, twenty of which are to be played on 
the home grounds. 

The basketball season opens with bright prospects, the latest victory being 
that over Wesleyan, by the score of 23-22. Bro. Dickinson, 'o7, is playing 
a star game at guard. 

Of the college honors which have fallen to the brothers since the last 
letter, the following are to be noticed. 

Bro. Funk, '07, was awarded his '*2nd H" at the close of the 'Varsity 
football season. Bro. Dickinson, '07, is playing a regular position as guard 
on the 'Varsity basketball team. Bro. Alger, '09, has been elected vice- 
president of his class as well as class baseball manager. Bro. VVhitmarsh, 
'09, was recently elected a member of the sophomore ball committee. Bro. 
Fallensbee, '09, is one of five men elected by his class to try by competition 
for the position of assistant 'Varsity basketl)all nianager. Bro. Alger, '09, 
and Bro. Cleveland, '10. were both voted their numerals by their classes at 
the close of the football season, each having captained his class team. Bro. 
Tukesbury, '10, is a meml>er of the college band, and college orchestra, 
and has made both the vaudeville club and the glee club. Bro. Regnier, 
'10, is playing an excellent game at forward on his class basketball team. 

Internally, the chapter is working in fine shape and is moving, we trust, 
steadily though surely, toward the goal of higher ideals and more worthy 
brotherhood. All Phis on visiting teams will be gladly and warmly greeted 
at Brunonia Hall. Bknson R. Frost. 

Providence, January 15, 1907. 

284 7HE SCROLL, 


At the present time the energies of the university are being expended 
upon the raid-year examinations and consequently Cornell is unusually quiet. 
Directly after these, however, comes juuior week and the chapter will soon 
be busy with its preparations for this social event of the year. We intend 
as usual to give a house party during the week and everything now points to 
a very successful one. 

The football season closed Thanksgiving with an annual game with Penn- 
sylvania, ending in a tie, o-o. The season as a whole was quite a successful 
one this year, Cornell losing only the one game with Princeton. The faculty 
has again allowed us to have a hockey team and quite a large number of 
men are reporting daily for practice. Nothing definite can be said, as yet, 
of any other branch of athletics, although the track, baseball and crew 
squads have started indoor work. 

The musical clubs have just returned from their annual trip during the 
Christmas vacation. They again toured the larger cities of the middle west 
and made a very excellent showing throughout, both from a financial and 
social point of view. The trip was virtually ended January 1 1, when a 
joint concert with the combined clubs from the University of Pennsylvania 
was held in Ithaca. During the short stay of the Pennsylvania clubs we had 
the pleasure of a visit from Bro. Tobias, manager of the clubs. 

New York Alpha is again in a very prosperous condition. Every room 
in the house, which accommodates twenty-one, is filled, besides fourteen 
men who are compelled to live outside. All the men are fairly well up in 
their work and we expect to come through mid-years with our chapter intact. 

Just before separating for the Christmas recess we observed our annual 
custom of having a Christmas tree. Each meml)er of the chapter received 
a present which was meant merely as a reminder of his peculiarities and af- 
forded a source of much amusement. August C. Bohlen. 

Ithaca, January 14, 1907. 


New York Beta extends to each and every Phi her best wishes for a 
happy and prosperous New Year. 

The beginning of the new year finds us beginning a new term, the win- 
ter term, reputed as being the dreariest of the year. This year it is enliv- 
ened with a basketball team which is now well started on its schedule. So 
far it has broken even with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, winning at 
home and losing on its opponent's floor, and lost to Williams. The team 
is now practicing for its game with Hamilton next Saturday. 

For the third time Union will hold a junior week. It will occur during 
the week beginning February 3, and will include the Allison-Foote debate, 
a theatre party, a Junior hop, the sophomore soiree and several fraternity 
dances. New York Beta will keep open house and would like very much to 
see any of her alumni present. 

At the national convention in Washington, the chapter was represented 
by Bro. Howard E. Bishop. Few of those who attended will forget the 
hospitality of the Washington Phis. Carl H. Vogt. 

Schenectady, January 16, '07. 


On Christmas night, the furnace in the chapter house went out of com- 
mission, hut in spite of a cold house, the first meetine after the holidays 
was anything but a cheerless gathering. 


At present, the attention of all students is called to the annual varsity 
show. The Columbia University Players present "The Ides of March," a 
musical comedy in two acts, from March 11 to 16 inclusive, in the grand 
ball room of the Waldorf-Astoria. Several of the brothers are trying for 
parts on the cast and chorus and in all probability we will have a good rep- 
resentation. Bro. Buhler is chairman of the graduate committee and Bro. 
Parsons has entire charge of the chorus. Several of last year's stars will be 
missed from the cast, including Bro. Kehrlein, '07. 

The Junior Ball celebration extends Over a period of three days, Febru- 
ary 4, 5 and 6. Bro. Banks is treasurer of the committee and a very enjoy- 
able program is anticipated. 

The crew has begun winter practice on the machines under the direction 
of coach Rice. Bro. Norris is in his regular seat and other Phis are with 
him (not in the same seat.) 

The basketball team was defeated twice on its western trip during the 
holidays. So far the team has played but three college games, Princeton 
(2) and Cornell. 

In the annual cane spree contest, the freshmen defeated the sophomores 
by a score of 4-3. Bro. Davidson was chairman of the cane spree committee. 

Shortly before the holidays, the 1908 Colitvihian made its appearance. 
They sold rapidly as they made an attractive Christmas present. 

Among student activities, Bro. Hinck has been elected assistant manager 
of the Lacrosse team. Bro. Willis is assistant manager of the Co/umbia 
Monthly. Bro. Ramsdell is playing on the victorious chess team. 

We arc informed that Hamilton Hall, the new college building, will be 
ready for occupancy at the beginning of the spring term. The fnculty has 
provided that the spring term in the future will extend until the third week 
of June instead of the last week in May as hitherto. Our faculty is really 

The mid-year examinations commence on January 23. Chapter meetings 
have been suspended until the first week in February. 

On December 17, Father Lindley honored us by a visit to the chapter 
house. An informal luncheon was held after which we adjourned to the 
drawing room, where he talked to us in regard to the early history of the 
fraternity. We enjoyed meeting him very much and hope we may soon have 
the pleasure again. 

We wish all our sister chapters a happy and successful new year. 

New York, January 15, 1907. K. Mai'KLSDEN, Jr. 


New York Epsilon wishes all sister chapters a happy and prosperous 
New Year. 

With the beginning of the college year three fraternities installed chap- 
ters at Syracuse University, S N, K 2 and 2 <f> E; S A E has just entered. 
This places the number of fraternities here at fifteen, which docs not include 
the sororities and two local societies. 

All departments of the university are exceedingly prosperous and thriv- 
ing. In recent state board examinations, our College of Medicine led, all 
Syracuse graduates passing, thus giving us a percentage of 100. 

The 1910 class entered with 13CX) and the day seems not far distant 
when Syracuse will be the largest university in the stale. Growth is seen 
on all sides — buildings, faculty, curriculum, athletics. 

The football season ended in fine style and the 'varsity made for itself 
an enviable record. We met the Carlisle Indians at Buffalo and were de- 


feated 9 — 4. The following Saturday we trimmed Lafayette 12 — 4, and 
the grand climax came when wexleaned up West Point on November 20 by 
the score 4 — o. Bros. Waugh and Reynolds represented * A very ably. 

The basketball season is alx>ut to begin and a fine schedule is arranged. 
The team takes a long western trip to Wisconsin and Minnesota. All of 
last year's players are in the game, so wonderful things are in store in this 

The crew call has been issued and prospects are good here, also. Aside 
from the Intercollegiate Regatta at Poughkeepsiej our crews are to row 
against Wisconsin on Lake Mendota May 30. Syracuse is first to send crews 

New York Epsilon is keeping up with the pace. Phis are prominent in 
all phases of college activities. Bro. Laucks was recently elected assistant 
manager of the track team. Bro. Dexter is cheermaster of the student 
body. Bro. Grandey is a member of the Ofuindagan board. Bro. Faus is 
president of the '10 class in Applied Science and Bro. Nelson is treasurer of 
his class in the College of Medicine. Bros. Dexter, Selmser, Kaley and 
Simpson are Glee club candidates. Bros. Brewster and Baum are on the 
''Weekly' board. 

Bro. Dexter was the delegate to the national convention and brought 
back a very complete and interesting report of the proceedings. 

The chapter held an informal party at the Yacht club during Junior 
week and it was indeed a most enjoyable affair. 

The chapter presents the following men to the fraternity: Bros. Dwight 
J. Baum, K. O. Smith, R. M. Bates, Lester Kaley, Duane Sherwood, John 
Law, Herbert Faus and William Hutton, Jr. B. F. Selmser, of Waterloo, 
is a pbikeia. A rousing initiation bant^uet was held, a number of alumni 
being present. 

Recent visitors were A. R. Seamans, '03, H. O. Hutchinson, *oi, H. D. 
Sanford, '05, and Bro. Bruner, Pennsylvania Zeta, '05. Bro. Frank Pix- 
ley, the noted author and playwright, called upon us a few weeks ago. He 
was in the city putting on his latest work, '*rhe Grand Mogul." We are 
always glad to have visits from Phis. Frank M. Simpson. 

Syracuse, January 12, 1007. 


Announcement has been made that of the half million dollars to be 
raised toward the permanent endowment of the college by the seventy-fifth 
anniversary, next June, $350,000 has been pledged. 

Mr. Andrew Carnegie has given $50,000, which is included in the above 
amount, for the establishment of a chair of mechanical engineering. He 
has also agreed to give an extra $50,000, provided the entire $500,000 is 
raised by the time of the anniversary in June. 

With the defeat of Dickins<m on Thanksgiving Day to the tune of 26-6, 
Lafayette has closed a most successful season, with a record of having de- 
feated such teams as the University of North Carolina, Washington and 
Jefferson, Lehigh and Colgate, and holding the strong University of Penn- 
sylvania team to a 0-0 score. In the game with Syracuse, we met our only 
defeat of the year; in this game we were without the services of our star 
full back, Bro. McAvoy, who was unable to play on account of injuries 
received in the Penn. game. Bros. McAvoy, '08, and Welsh, '07, have 
played sterling foot ball all year. Bro. Welsh was the lightest man playing 
on the line, but made up for his lack of weight by his speed and aggress- 
iveness. In the Syracuse game our four points were scored by Bro. Welsh 
by a goal from the field. 

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Bro. McAvoy has been elected captain of the foot ball team, and with a 
majority of the men back next year, great things are expected. 

The Fraternity Bowling Team expects to gel down to work in anticipa- 
tion of our annual match with Pa. Eta and the Inter- Fraternity Bowling 
Tournament held here. 

Bro. Wight is our representative on the 1908 AfeLing<r. 

Bro. W. Kirkpatrick, '10, who played a strong game at center on the 
foot ball team, was compelled to undergo an operation during Christmas 
vacation, but is now back at college, having passed through the ordeal safely. 

Bro. A. S. Kirkpatrick, '08, has left college to go into business. 

Bro. Welsh is manager of the base ball team and has arranged games 
with Yale, Princeton, Pennsylvania, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Wes- 
leyan. Navy and West Point, and many other teams of note, besides ten 
games on the southern trip which is taken during Easter vacation. Bros. 
McAvoy, '08, Hart, '10, and Long, '08, are candidates for the team. We 
have pledged Frank Kelley, '10, who played on Mercersburg Academy base 
ball team last year, and who will make a bid for the team here this year. 

Penna. Alpha will be glad if all Phis who happen to get into this locality 
would stop in and see us. 

Easton, January 5, 1906. Hobson F. Long. 


The winter term began recently with a somewhat depleted chapter roll. 
Bros. D. A. Thomas, '09, and F. L. Chase, '10, have left college, Bro. 
Thomas on account of illness and Bro. Chase to manage a plantation be- 
longing to his father. We are very sorry to lose the brothers. Chase may 
be back next year, we are glad to say. 

Dr. Hefelbower, the president of the college, was confined to his house 
during the vacation by scarlet fever in the family. However, he is out 
again and is conducting the collegiate affairs once more. 

Our football season ended successfully financially. Captain Sieber, our 
star half-back, was mentioned for the All-American team. 

The basket-bail schedule has been announced recently. It contains a 
greater percentage than usual of home games, owing to the action of the 
faculty in cutting down the number of cuts allowed. We anticipate a suc- 
cessful season, much good material having come in. Bro. Muhlenberg is 
acting captain of the second team. The 1908 Spectrum is well under way. 
It will probably be the most elaborate year book ever issued from Gettys- 
burg. The subscriptions are nearly twice the usual number, the alumni 
having subscribed heavily. This lx)ok will be especially interesting to the 
alumni, as it is being issued in the 75th year of the college. It will contain 
an unusual number of facts relating to the college. 

The Sophomore and Freshman classes held their annual fight recently. 
The Freshmen made the first move and planted their class pennant in the 
cupola of the old dormitory. The Sophomores made several attempts to 
get at it, but were unsuccessful. The flag was finally taken down by order 
of the president, who feared injury to the building. 

The debate between a team selected from the Freshman class and one 
selected from the Sophomore was won by the latter. It was the first in a 
series of debates instituted by Dr. Gies of the class of '93. Prizes are given 
to the winners of each debate. The next debate will be between the Soph- 
omore and Junior classes. 

The Glee and Mandolin club trip has been arranged and was announced 
recently. It is a two weeks' trip through Pennsylvania and Maryland. 


Most of the territory covered is in either the eastern or middle section of 

Another addition has been made to the college curriculum, in the shape 
of a class in Experimental Psychology, under Professor Saunders. This idea 
seems to take well among the students and a large class has been formed. 

The 1907 edition of the college annual has been gotten out. It contains 
views of the different fraternity houses, campus, buildings, etc. It has 
become very popular and is having a large sale. 

The chapter is making active preparations for the alumni celebration on 
March 15th. This year will be the thirly-tirst year of the life of the chap- 
ter, and special efforts will be made to have as many of the alumni present 
as possible. 

Bro. Singmaster, our delegate to the national convention, brought back 
a very encouraging report. He speaks very highly of the treatment given 
by the entertaining club. There were nearly a dozen Penna. Beta men 
present at the convention. 

The chapter has had several informal dances in the house recently. Sev- 
eral of the men whom we are now rushing were present at these affairs and 
seemed to enjoy themselves. 

We have not had many visits from our alumni and those of other institu- 
tions, but we are always glad to see them and can always find room for 
them. We hope to see more of them in the future. 

Gettysburg, January 13, 1^)07. Frederick A. Muhlenberg. 


Pennsylvania Gamma has returned after the Christmas holidays with a 
full roll and takes great pleasure in introducing to the fraternity Bros. Z. 
Zimmerman Hugus, and James Biggert. We have to announce since the 
last letter the withdrawal of Bro. O'Neil on account of illness and of Bro. 
McClelland to accept a position with ihe Third National Bank of Pittsburg, 
Pa. Bro. Anderson '08, the baseball manager for 1907, after having almost 
completed his schedule has been forced by the illness of his father to resign 
his managership. 

The glee club has returned from its first trip which was very successful; 
the club having played to large audiences at each entertainment. We are 
represented by Bro. Dithrich, '10, on the glee club and Bro. Newman, *o8, 
as reader. 

The first semester examinations are now at hand and the cramming is in 
full swing. Pennsylvania Gamma wishes as much success to all the brothers 
who have approaching examinations as we ourselves expect to have. 

Washington, January 12, 1907. H. A. Dean. 


Pennsylvania Delta is glad to report a successful year. Starting with fif- 
teen active members, we later initiated five men: Bros. Stidger, Fishel) 
Dennis, Cole and Maxwell. Of these Bros. Stidger and Fishel were previ- 
ously pledged. 

After a year's absence Bro. Lynn Miner is back at college this year. 
Messrs. Hines and Beatty (pledged) are with us again this year. 

We have pledged Mr. Fred Bright of the freshman class. 

Bros. O'Connor and Stewart made good at football during the past season, 
the former at full and the latter at quarter. Bro. O'Connor won his **A. " 

That Pennsylvania Delta is doing things at Allegheny College is suggested 
by the following facts: 


Bro. Giesey is captain of the basketball team, Bro. Maxwell is patting up 
a strong fight for forward, and Bro. Perry is outplaying all rivals at guard. 
All these men played against Mt. Union on January 11, in the first game of 
the season. Allegheny won by a score of 39 to 6. 

Bro. Main is president of the Athletic Association. 

Bro. Jones is president of the Y. M. C. A., and athletic editor of 1 he 

Bro. Mackey is editor-in-chief of l^he AUegheny Literary Monthly, and 
Bro. Stanley Bright is associate editor of the same. 

Bro. Stidger is president of the freshman class. 

Bros. Dennis and Stidger are winning laurels by their contributions to the 
college publications. 

On November 24, Pennsylvania Delta outdid all previous efforts at enter- 
taining. On the evening of that date an elaborately appointed dinner was 
served in the chapter house. Those present including guests numbered fifty- 
six. Music was furnished by a local orchestra. Chrysanthemum favors 
were bestowed upon the ladies present, and after the dinner a select musical 
programme was rendered by members of the chapter. 

During the past year our property has been improved by the installation 
of a new hot water heating plant, and by the construction of a new cement 
walk in front of our premises. These extensive improvements have been 
made possible through the generosity of our loyal alumni, and to them we 
express our gratitude. 

Bro. F. E. Stewart, delegate to the national convention, returned with 
unbounded enthusiasm for the fraternity and its future success. We were 
inspired with new interest in the fraternity at large by his glowing account 
of the events of Thanksgiving week. William T. Mackey. 

Meadville, January 10, 1907. 


College opened for the winter term January 8, 1(^07, under favorable cir- 
cumstances, and all bids fair to make 1907 a banner year for Pennsylvania 

The 1906 foot-ball season was quite a success, when we remember that 
the team was all green men except four. W^e won four games, tied two, 
and lost three. We lost to both our big rivals, Penn. State and Lafayette; 
to the former 6-0, to the latter 26-6. Phi Delta Theta was represented on 
the team by **Mother" Hoffman the '*old reliable" centre, and Housman at 
right end and later at right half-back. On the scrub we had Bros. Parsons 
' 10 and Boyd ' 10. 

After the last game the team got together and elected Parvis '08, who 
has been playing left tackle for two seasons, as captain for 11)07. 

The annual Sophomore-Freshman game resulted in a glorious victory for 
the Sophs. Score 4-0. Bro. Housman played right end for '09. Bros. 
Parsons and Boyed played with the freshman. 

At present there is gloom in "Old Dickinson" due lo the fact that an an- 
nouncement has been made by Pres. Reed forbidding ail basket-ball. This 
means that there will be no *'varsiiy" team and the annual Sophomore- 
Freshman game, the event of the winter term, is a thing of the past. 

Following our usual custom, we gave a smoker to the new men of the 
chapter. The event took place Saturday evening, December 16, and a very 
enjoyable time was had bv all present. Fraternity songs were sung and all 
the new men seemed to imbibe the true spirit that makes 4> A B what she is. 

This term finds ^ K Z in its new and neatly furnished home on S. Col- 
lege street. BOH has its new house on Main street plastered and expects 


to occupy it on March I. ^I' (a local sorority) has received a charter from 
X n and by the time the February Scroll makes its appearance the chap- 
ter will have been installed. 

The chapter regrets to announce that Bro. Keller, '07, has left college to 
take up a course in Electrical Engineering in the Scranton Correspondence 
Schools, also that Bro. Bergey, 'ck), has left to accept a position in a Mifflin 
bank. The chapter wishes the boys success in business and will ever re- 
member their great services to the fraternity. 

During the last few months the chapter has received its share of college 
honors. Bro. Stotler, ' 10, was elected secretary of the Athletic association, 
Kurtz, '07, vice-president of the Belles Lettres Literary society, Bemur, 07, 
inter-society debater, Schwarz, '09, vice-president of the newly organized 
Dramatic club, Gehring, '07, president of the Comus club, Housman, '09, 
Glee club, Gehring, '07, Creasy, '09, and Schwarz, '09, Mandolin and 
Guitar club. ^ 

Pennsylvania Epsilon was well represented at the Washington convention, 
having fourteen men present — Whiting, '89, Souders, '98, Mallalieu, '99, 
Smith, '00, Gottshall, '00, I^ose, '01, Hoffman, '02, Malick, '03, Halde- 
man, '03, Cheeseman, '04, Haggerty, '05, Conn, ex '07, Beck, '08, (dele- 
gate) and Schwarz, '09. All returned with great reports and full of spirit. 

Since our last letter the chapter has enjoyed visits from the following 
brothers: Shaw, '04, New Hampshire Alpha; Dornberger, *o6, Pennsyl- 
vania Beta; Treverton, '07, Pennsylvania Eta; and Haggerty, '05, Pennsyl- 
vania Epsilon. Pennsylvania Epsilon extends a hearty invitation to all Phis 
visiting Carlisle or neighborhood to visit the chapter. 

Carlisle, January 14, 1907. Wm. F. Housman 


Since our last letter to The Scroll the chair of chemistry in the Towne 
Scientific School, now occupied by Vice- Provost Edgar Fahs Smith, has been 
the recipient of a gift of $100,000. Owing to the rapid increase in regis- 
tration, this gift will materially assist in meeting the demands made upon 
the chemical department. The old dining room is now being used by the 
architectural department for studio purposes. 

The University bouse, which has just been erected by the Christian asso- 
ciation at a cost of $60,000, will be dedicated on next Saturday afternoon. 
The neighborhood in which it is located is occupied almost entirely by work- 
ing people and the chief object of the bouse is to raise the moral tone of the 
lx)ys and girls of this community. The building contains an auditorium, 
bowling alleys, pool and billiard rooms, a well-equipped gymnasium and a 
basket-ball cage. 

The chapter was pleased to receive visits from severel brothers who 
stopped off in Philadelphia on their way to Washington. Pennsylvania Zeta 
had the largest delegation at the convention, in spite of the fact that our 
junior week was being held at the same time. From the theatre party on 
Monday evening until the special service in Houston club on the following 
Sunday morning, there was a continuous program of events. These includ- 
ed the junior ball, the combined musical clubs concert and dance, the Cor- 
nell and the Army and Navy foot-ball games and the annual foot-ball 
smoker given by the Mask and Wig club. 

Our foot-ball team, although beaten by Swarthmore and the Indians, got 
together before the season was over and more than retrieved themselves by 
winning a decisive victory over Michigan and making a magnificent exhibi- 
tion of defense against Cornell, the score being 0-0. 


Owen Wister of this city will be the orator at the university day celebra- 
tion at the academy of music on Washington's Birthday. The subject of 
the oration will be *'The Seven Ages of Washington." * 

On Thursday evening, January 3, the Phi Delta Theta club of Philadel- 
phia held a special meeting at the house, principally to hear the reports of 
the delegates of both the alumni club and the active chapter at the Wash- 
ington convention, and to develop more fully a policy of paternalism 
towards the active chapter, whereby the club and the chapter may be 
brought more closely into touch one with the other. It gave us great pleas- 
ure to have Bro. Drummond with us on this occasion and his talk about the 
convention was most interesting. 

Our third annual house party was thoroughly enjoyed by all those who 
were fortunate enough to participate. The house was given over entirely to 
the young ladies and chaperons. The principal event was our twenty-first 
annual dance, which was held on January 4, and which was the most success- 
ful affair of its kind ever held at Pennsylvania. 

Just before the Christmas holidays we initiated one man and we now take 
pleasure in introducing to the fraternity, Bro. Horace West Fairlamb, Jr., 
of Chester, Pa., who is a junior in the chemical engineering course. 

Pennsylvania Zeta continues to be well represented in college activities. 
Bros. Hawley and Sawyer have been appointed members of the Ivy ball 
committee while Bros. Wright and W. F. Bilyeu are on the sophomore 
dance committee. Bro. Hawley captained the senior football team of 
which Bros. Sawyer and York were members. Bro. de Hamel was on the 
junior team and Bro. Rogers, who was substitute end on the Varsity, played 
on the sophomore team. 

The bowl fight held on Franklin field in December instead of in the 
spring as heretofore was won by the freshmen. Bro. Hendrie, '08, acted 
as one of the marshals. 

One hundred and sixty-five men responded to the call for track team can- 
didates last week; Bros. Klaer, '09, and Treat, '10, being among the num- 

Bros. Brown, '09, and Bailey, '10, were in the Mask and Wig preliminary 
show, **Going Back to College." Bro. Wright is a candidate for the chor- 
us of *'Herr Lohengrin," which is the name of the Mask and Wig produc- 
tion this year. Bro. Pomeroy is a member of the freshman class pin com- 

It is with deepest regret that we announce the withdrawal of Bros. Col- 
lins and Iwaya from the active chapter. Bro. Iwaya has left Pennsylvania 
to enter Wesleyan University, but we hope to have him with us again next 
fall. Malcolm I. Davis 

Philadelphia, January 14, IQ07. 


The opening of college after Christmas vacation found all the brothers 
back at college with a seeming determination to prepare for the coming 
mid-year examinations, which begin January 25. 

Pennsylvania Eta was represented at the national convention in Wash- 
ington by Bro. Treverton, '07, as delegate, and Bro. Orth, '04, Spaeth, '07, 
Johnstone, '08, Smith, ex-'o7, Bates, '09, and Fair, '08. It is needless to 
say that we not only had the time of our lives but had our enthusiasm for 
the progress of the fraternity and our interest in her future renewed even 
beyond what it had been, though it had been high before, and came back to 
awak^ the chapter to a new life of service to our fraternity. At the same 


time, Bro. Hanst represented the local chapter of T B 11 at a convention 
of that fraternity held at the University of Illinois and spent a very pleasant 
week with the Phis of that place. 

Lehigh's football season ended on November 24 when we played 
Lafayette. Although w^e lost the game our team played hard from start to 
finish, and not only the eleven .men on the field but the whole Lehigh 
bleachers showed the true college spirit and never gave up. The season as 
a whole, was only fairly successful, winning five games, losing five and 
playing Dickinson a no-score game. I'he prospects for a good basketball 
team are very good indeed, although Bro. Pierce, who played center on the 
team last year will be missed very much. We have played two games so 
far, defeating Albright and New York University, the former by a score of 
127 to 13. 

The annual minstrel show, given by the students of the university, took 
place this year on the fifteenth of December. Phi Delta Theta was repre- 
sented by Bro. Hanst, '07, as interlocutor, and Bro. Johnstone, *o8, in the 
chorus. The performance was declared by all to have been the best which 
the association has produced for several years. Bro. Treverton, *07, has 
been elected vice president of the Dramatic association, commonly known 
as the Mustard and Cheese. 

We had the pleasure of having with us on January 1 1, Bro. Du Bois, '92, 
who delivered a lecture before the college on **Alaska" and also talked to 
the engineering societies in the evening. Bro. Pierce, ex- '08, was with us for 
a short time before Christmas and Bros. John McCleary, *04, Wallace, *o6, 
Daugherty, '06, were here for the Lehigh-Lafayette football game. Among 
others who have visited us recently are Bros. William McCleary, ex- '07, 
Evans, '05, Sheesley, '04, riartzog, 04, Dallas, ex- '04, Smith, ex-*07, and 
Straub, '97. J. M. Fair. 

South Bethlehem, January 17, 1907. 


The 5th of January found all the brothers back from Christmas vacation, 
and about to face the terrors of the raid-year examinations. The new year 
has marked no changes at "State." 

The football season closed on Thanksgiving day with a victory over our 
rival Western University of Pennsylvania by the score of 6-0. The season 
was one of the most successful in the history of football at "State." We 
met but one defeat, and that at the hands of Yale, by a score of lo-o. 
We defeated such teams as U. of W. Va., Annapolis, Dickinson and Car- 
lisle Indians. The annual sophomore-freshman game was won by the fresh- 
men, lo-o. In basketball, "State" will be represented by an entirely new 
team, as all of last year's team were lost by graduation. As there is some 
very good material in the freshman class, we are looking forward to a suc- 
cessful season. 

Our chapter gave its annual house pirty for the fall dances. It was the 
first house party to be held in our new home and was a perfect success. 
Bro. Lose, '05, was among our guests. Raymond Swenk. 

State College, January 10, ick)7. 



Since the organization of the Virginia Chapter House corporation in 
Richmond several weeks ago, the prospects for the speedy erectioa' of a 


handsome home for ^ A O at Virginia have very materially brightened. 
The corporation exists for the sole purpose of erecting a chapter house at 
the university, and with Bro. R. A. Patterson, backed up by other enthu- 
siastic alumni in Richmond, to manage it, there can be little doubt of ulti- 
mate success. 

Very little of general interest is happening here these busy months. The 
latest sensation is the phenomenal success of the Dramatic club, which is 
presenting **The Visiting Girl" in all the large cities of the state. Brothers 
Mudd, Blackford and Booker are coming in for a large share of the praise 
which is accorded the company everywhere they go. 

Recently we have had very pleasant visits from Bros. Walter Scott, 
M. D., '05, and W. C. Vance, 'lo, of Washington and Lee. 

Charlottesville, February 8, 1907. T. Dwight Sloan. 


The mid-winter examinations at Randolph Macon are just over and I am 
glad to report that all of Virginia Gamma's men did well. Bro. I. M. Harris 
has been elected one of the debaters for Frank Hall Public Debate which will 
take place on April 5th. Randolph-Macon will have a joint debate with 
Hampden- Sidney some time in April. The debate will -take place in 

In football Randolph-Macon defeated William & Mary and Hampden - 
Sidney, but lost the championship to our old rival, which we had defeated 
earlier in the season, Richmond College. We were represented on the team 
by Bro. M. K. Harris. Bro. L. J. Martin will represent us in the indoor 
track meet, which will be held in Richmond January 26. In baseball Ran- 
dolph-Macon bids fair to turn out a winning team. Bros. L. J. Martin and 
L. L. Gravely are among the applicants for the team. 

Z ^ E, with eight charter members, has recently entered Randolph- 

We are very sorry that Bro. A. C. Bowlus did not return Christmas, for 
Virginia Gamma has lost in him a good man. 

We had a very pleasant visit last week from Bro. Bradford Kilby, '96. 
He is a prominent lawyer in Suffolk, Va. We are always glad to see our 
alumni and other Phis and hope they will be with us more in the future than 
they have l^en in the past. W. P. Rkkd. 

Ashland, January 25, 1907. 


At recent chapter meetings we have been devising plans for securing funds 
with which to build a chapter house. We intend to send circular letters to 
all our alumni, soliciting their aid in the movement. At an early date we 
hope to report considerable progress. The baseball season is near at hand 
and as usual we will have our representatives on the team. Basketball is a 
comparatively new branch of athletics here and on this account we have not 
been able to make as favorable a showing against our opponents this season 
as would have been desired. 

Bro. Minetree was called from college last month by the death of his 
father, Col. J. P. Minetree, of Washington, I). C. Our sympathies are with 
Bro. Minetree in his bereavement. 

The nineteenth of January was the one hundredth anniversary of the 
birth of Gen. Robert E. Lee. The occasion was fittingly celebrated by the 
student body and visiting alumni. The address was delivered by Hon. 
Charles Francis Adams, a citizen of Boston, Mass., and a descendant of two 


of our former presidents. Mr. Adams' address was one that will live among 
other great orations as a just tribute to the memory of a noble man. By a 
special vote of the trustees the university conferred the degree of Doctor of 
Laws upon Mr. Adams. Leon Vkrnon Larsen. 

Lexington, February i, 1907. 


It is a source of great gratification to us to be able to say that North Caro- 
lina Beta is once more performing the functions of an active chapter. We 
have recently initiated John Melvin Thompson, '09, Medical, Graham, N. C, 
Risden Tyler Allen, Graduate Student, Wadesboro, N. C, and Edward 
Latham Stewart, '08, Washington, N. C. These men will assist us very 
materially in strengthening the chapter in the future. 

We were very fortunate in having Bro. Fred. J. Coxe of Wadeslx)ro, 
N. C, with us for a few days last month. Bro. Coxe is president of Beta 
province and a loyal and active Phi. He is very much interested in the 
chapter at his almn mater^ and has done much towards instilling new vigor 
and enthusiasm in the members here. He has given much of his time and 
energy in getting the chapter on a solid footing once more, and with such a 
man as this l)ehind us it is only a question of time when we will be in a 
sound, prosperous condition. 

Bro. Henry B. Best, of Raleigh, N. C, was with us at the recent initia- 
tion. Bro. Best is also a devoted member, who is ever ready to make sacri- 
fices for the good of Phi Delta Thela. His sound optimistic views relative 
to the future of North Carolina Beta were very helpful and inspiring. 

North Carolina was not very successful in football last fall in point of 
scores. A great part of this however is attributed to the fact that we played 
the hardest schedule in the history of the university, and at a time when the 
team was light and rather inexperienced. Bro. Thompson has played on the 
football and baseball teams for two seasons, and has been elected captain of 
the baseball team for this season, and of the football team for next season. 
This is a record of which we are justly proud. Bro. Stem, captain of last 
year's baseball team will hold down his old position on first base this year. 
He has played on the team each season during his college course. 

The university has made great progress this year. The new Chemical 
Laboratory has been completed and fitted up with all the modern improve- 
ments. Through the kindness of Mr. Carnegie, who donated the sum of 
$50,000, we are to have a new library which will cost $100,000, and is 
already under construction. The teaching force has been greatly enlarged, 
and the enrollment is larger than ever before — approximately 700. On the 
whole the outlook for the future is very encouraging. 

Chapel Hill, February 11, IQ07. J. B. Stem. 



Since our last letter to The Scroll college interest has been running 
along about as usual. We notice some changes however in the general tone 
of things. Every phase of college life seems to be a little more strenuous 
than heretofore. The scholastic work is more arduous, athletics are being 
supported and encouraged more enthusiastically and the student organiza- 
tions are showing greater activity. As a result the effects attained are in 
every respect more pronounced. 

One of the most important steps of the college year is the creation of 
fellowships. Plans are about completed hy which these may be given to 


suitable graduate students. A holder of one of these fellowships will be an 
assistant in one of the college departments, and will receive his post grad- 
uate tuition and adequate financial remuneration. This course will make pos- 
sible a larger post graduate class of which the college has been, in the past 
years in great need. 

The time has not yet come for the various declamatory oratorical and de- 
bating contests. Debating will be emphasized more than usual this year by 
the fact that efforts along this line will be encouraged by material induce- 
ments. Valuable prizes will be given to the three best debaters. The win- 
ners of these will aLso represent the university in the state intercollegiate 

In athletics we are enjoying a most successful year. We have just cause 
to be proud of our football record. Out of a number of games, in which 
we played some of the strongest teams in the south, we were defeated only 
once. On Thanksgiving in a hard fought contest we defeated the strong 
team of Kentucky State College, thus winning the slate championship. Con- 
siderable interest is being taken at present in basketball. Notwithstanding 
the fact that this is as yet new to us and undeveloped we are making a 
fairly good record. The prospects are very promising for a winning base- 
ball team. Six of the old men are back and there are a number of new 
men who will try hard for first honors. Coach Johnson has already com- 
menced giving the track team indoor work. He is well pleased with the 
material and is confident that we can retain the state championship. 

We have recently been so fortunate as to initiate two men into our chap- 
ter. We take pleasure in introducing to the fraternity Bros. Richard 
Williams and Peyton H. Hoge, Jr. B. English. 

Danville, February I, 1907. 


The first term examinations being over, the majority of the student body 
feel very much relieved. Work on the new Normal school building is pro- 
gressing rapidly and it is hoped that it will be ready for occupancy by the 
middle of March. 

Kentucky State lost the football championship of Kentucky on Thanks- 
giving day, being beaten by Central University. Though our team played 
all around their opponents, yet there was a looseness in their play, espec- 
ially about fumbling, which lost the game. The playing of Bro. Wilson, '08, 
at left half-back was the feature of the game. 

The football season being over all eyes are now turned towards basket- 
ball. Bro. Wilson, '08, is captain. Kentucky Epsilon is also represented 
by Bros. Bartree, '09, on Varsity, and Shanklin, '08, as substitute. 

Prospects for a championship baseball team were never brighter. 

We regret to say that Bros. Waller, Lugg and Davis have retired from 
college for the rest of the year. We have several men for initiation some 
time in February. 

All the Kentucky delegation at the Washington convention reported a 
grand time, and all say they never will niiss another one. 

Alumni day will be celebrated with a banquet March 15th. It is hoped 
that every Phi in Lexington will be able to attend. 

The topic of discussion among fraternity men at Kentucky State is the 
attitude which President Patterson, B II, has taken against fraternities. 
He has recommended to the board of trustees that fraternities, dormitories, 
athletics and all social features connected with the college be abolished. 
The fraternities have no fear that such a rule will be passed as it would 


greatly cripple the college since a majority of the fraternity men would im- 
mediately go elsewhere. 

Kentucky Epsilon wishes every chapter a very prosperous New Year. 

Lexington, January 15, 1907. James S. Watson, Jr. 


A visitor to Vanderbilt just now would undoubtedly be impressed by the 
exceedingly quiet life led by the Vanderbilt students. If he should glance 
into the rooms of one of the dormitories he would find the explanation for 
this. Vanderbilt is in the midst of intermediate examinations. By the first 
of February, however, examinations will be over and the spring term will 
begin. We shall then have time for other things as well as study. 

Vanderbilt's football season this year exceeded the most sanguine expec- 
tations. Every team played in the south was defeated by a large score. 
Michigan defeated us by the score of 10-4 in a game in which, according to 
authorities both from the west and south, Michigan was outplayed at every 
stage of the game. We cherish no ill feelings on account of our defeat, for 
Vanderbilt has never met with more royal treatment nor hearty welcome than 
that given to us by the men of Michigan. The crowning glory of our 
football season came when we defeated the great Carlisle Indian team by 
the score of 4-0. The score was made by a placement kick in the first half. 
A basketball team has been organized at Vanderbilt this year. For the past 
three years there has been no team. As the season is so far advanced only 
a few games will be played. Bro. Hall is 4> A 0's representative on the 
**Five." He is assistant manager as well as a member of the team. 

Baseball practice will begin as soon as the weather permits in March. 
At present the prospect for a good team seems rather bad, but seven * Var- 
sity men are back and the new material is good. Bro. Manier is manager, 
and Bro. Hall will play with the team again this year. A coach has not yet 
been secured. 

College Hall has been completed and work on Furman Hall is progress- 
ing rapidly. It will be opened not later than next fall, and promises to be 
a very beautiful structure. It is a stone building and will biie used exclus- 
ively for laboratory purposes. We were very much gratified at receiving a 
visit from Bro. Haynes, our province president, during the past week. Both 
he and Bro. DeWitl, the newly elected P. G. C, were present at our last 
chapter meeting, and made inspiring talks. 

Fraternities are very active at Vanderbilt. The new A K E house was 
completed during Christmas week. They have a beautiful house, built to 
accommodate alx)ut twenty boarders. The B 9 lis have begun work on a 
new house, as also have the K As. 4> A intends to begin work on her 
new house some time during the coming spring. When all these houses shall 
have been completed six new chapter houses will have been built at Vander- 
bilt since 1903— S X, * K 4^, A K E, B 6 H, K A and * A O. 

Our local alumni have begun to show a greatly increased interest in the 
chapter and fraternity. They are as enthusiastic over building a new home 
for * A as are the men in the active chapter. They have instituted a 
custom which has long been in vogue in many cities, that of taking lunch to- 
gether on certain days in every month. They have decided to meet in this 
way on the first and third Fridays of every month at the Duncan. 

The men of Tennessee Alpha are taking a very prominent place in the 
social life of the university. Bros. Thompson, Manier, Hall and Howell 
are members of the Commodores — a senior club. Bro. Thompson, manager 
of the football team, is president. Bros. Adams and Boswell are Owls — 


the junior society. Bros. Proctor, Pepper, Archer, Henry, Craig, West and 
Oscar Noel belong to the Wizacre sophomore organization. Bro. Proctor 
is president. Bros. Varnel and Ben Tate, Noel, Carter, Baskerville and 
Adams are members of the Freshman club. 

Our representatives at Washington gave glowing accounts of the conven- 
tion, and we expect to read the convention Scroll with a great deal of 
interest. Malcolm Poage. 

Nashville, January 28, 1907. 


Tennessee Beta offers humble apologies for not sending this letter in time 
for the December Scroll and will try to be more prompt in the future. 
There is nothing of interest at present except foot-ball and our new chapter 
house. Our foot-ball team has proven itself, through successive victories 
over Mooney, S. P. U., Ga. Tech., Auburn, Tenn., Tulane, Mississippi and 
Maryville, to be one of the strongest in the south and it is yet to be proven 
whether or not they will take second place and give our sister institution, 
Vanderbilt, first place or whether they themselves will secure this honorable 
position. Odds are very much against us, yet the tiger never says die in 
victory or defeat. 

Plans have l^een secured for the new chapter house and arrangements are 
now being made with contractors. We hope to have same completed for 
the semi-centennial of the university, to take place in 1907. This is to be 
a great occasion with the university and our plan is to make it equally great 
with Tennessee Beta. Gp:o. L. Watkins. 

Sewanee, November 21, it)o6. 

Although our university is now in the midst of her vacation yet the same 
old Sewanee spirit reigns in the hearts of its sons and all are looking for- 
ward to their return in March with a great deal of pleasure. It is hard to 
estimate just how many of Tenn. Beta's men will return to aid in the work 
of another year, yet we hope for a nucleus of at least fifteen. Arrange- 
ments are under way for the erection of our new building and our pile of 
stone increases as the days pass. 

Although our foot-ball team was defeated by our old time rival, Vander- 
bilt, it was not a disgraceful defeat. When one stops to think that 20 to o 
is the smallest score that they have been held to in three years, by a south- 
ern team, he can judge the actual strength of our team and give us due 
credit. At any rate it did not kill us and the tigers returned to their lair to 
sharpen their claws for the year to come. They have been '^defeated 
though not beaten." Bro. Geo. Watkins was captain and centre and Bro. 
Stone was left tackle. Bro. Stone was unanimously chosen as tackle on the 
All-Southern team of 1906. Vice-Chancellor Wiggins entertained the team 
at a delightful banquet before the close of the vear after which the election 
of the captain of the team for n.)07 was held. W. S. Barret, full back, 
was elected to fill this position. K. B. Atkins has been elected manager 
and Bro. Shelton, assistant manager. Bro. Mitchell was elected manager 
of the Purple after the withdrawal of Bro. Spearing. 

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic association met at Sewanee, Decem- 
ber 7 and 8, and was attended by representatives of fifteen universities. 
The same officers were elected to serve for the ensuing year, and the only 
other matter of importance was the adoption of the four-year rule, to take 
effect after 1907. Geo. L. W.\tkins 

Sewanee, January 15, 1907. 




Miami is expanding along many lines and we look to its rapid growth in 
the near future with hopeful expectancy. The new central healing plant is 
rapidly nearing completion. Also the plotting for the new auditorium has 
been commenced which, when finished will be one of the finest structures of 
its kind in the state. 

But not only in the matter of buildings has the university shown an inter- 
est; but also in the welfare of its fraternities. The university has given a 
large tract of land on which the various fraternities may erect chapter 
houses. This section will be called Fraternity Place, and when occupied 
should give great prestige to Miami as well as to the chapters of the frater- 
nities represented. 

With a promptness of action and a view to advancement which is always 
characteristic of 4> A 0, we are proud to say that our organization is the first 
to have accepted the proposition of placing a memorial at Miami, the birth- 
place of our revered order, as well as that of B 9 IT and 2 X. It 13 useless 
to say how proudly Ohio Alpha looks forward to the completion of the 
national memorial and our chapter home. 

Ohio Alpha was efficiently represented at the national convention by 
Bros. Guy Potter Benton, president of Miami, K. H. Zwick, Roi VV. Risin- 
ger, Hartle, Stiles, Burkardt, Gee and Prugh. 

Bros. Carter and Hitchcock and Phikeia Gamble are playing in the 
university band and Bro. Kilgour and the above named brothers are also 
playing in the orchestra. 

Phikeia Gamble is captain of the basketball team. 

The chapter has adopted a set of house and study rules, the efficiency of 
which immediately showed itself in our class work. The registrar of the 
'varsity stated that the freshmen of our chapter were doing excellent work. 

Ohio Alpha has taken the initiative in a move to establish Pan-Hellenism 
in Miami. 

Bro. Jennings has left college to go into business with his uncle in Texas. 

Oxford, December 16, 1906. E. W. Boerstlkr. 


The winter term opened January 2, 1907. Ohio Beta returned all her 
men except Bros. Craig and Stillwell. Since the publication of the last 
Scroll we have pledged Mr. Corliss Hargraves of the junior class. We 
now have twenty-three initiates and two phikeias. 

Basketball is engaging the attention of our athletes at present. Ohio 
Wesleyan has won every game played thus far, even vanquishing our old 
rival Oberlin. All of last year's team are back and bid fair to land the 
state championship. 4> A is represented by Bros. Dean (captain), forward, 
Stroup, forward, and Cameron, guard. An interfraternity Basketball League 
has been formed and a cup will probably be presented to the winning team. 
Bros. Kelsey and Charles have been elected manager and captain respect- 
ively of 4> A B's team. 

On January first Miss Elizabeth Da vies and Bro. Corley, 'oi, were 
united in marriage in St. Paul's M. E. church, Delaware, Ohio. ^ A 9 at- 
tended in a body. The bride and groom were presented with a beautiful 
present by the Phis. Miss Davies is the daughter of Professor Davies and 
has been tutoring in German for the past two years in the university. 

Our home has recently been beautified by re-papering. The parlor is es- 
pecially attractive, being papered in the fraternity colors. Our library and 


trophy room has been furn'shed with the debate pennants won by men of 
Phi Delta Theta since 1902. It will be interesting to note that we have had 
one or more men on the debating teams every year for six years. 

We cordially invite all Phis when in or near Delaware to visit us. 

Delaware, January 30, 1907. C. E. Wkbb. 


The rushing season is now over and Ohio Gamma has initiated and now 
introduces to the fraternity, Bros. John Henry Bender and Bernard I^roy. 

We also have three phikeias whom we hope to initiate in the near future. 

There has been a corporation formed for the building of a fraternity 
house and the lot has Ijeen secured. The work will begin in the spring and 
the house will be ready for occupancy in the fall. 

On next Friday Ohio Gamma entertains with a dance. 

Athens, January 29, 1907. Gkori.k G. Thomas. 


The university opened January 2 with an enroHment greater than ever 
before for the winter term, although the faculty handed out al>out fifteen 
hundred **cons" and *'flunks" last term, thus showing that there were a 
great many new students who had entered, which caused the increased en- 
rollment. For the last few years Ohio State has ranked fourth in the gen- 
eral list of universities and colleges of the countrv, in the percentage of in- 
creased attendance. The prospects are very good for keeping up this show- 
ing, as the plans are alxjut complete for the erection of a large, naw engi- 
neering building, several new buildings for the agricultural college, a girls' 
dormitory, and a large students' l)uilding, which will he the centre of stu- 
dent life. It is expected that work on these l)uildings will begin in the 

The Varsity foot-ball team closed one of its most successful seasons last 
Thanksgiving day, by making the exceptional rcc<jrd of not having its goal 
line crossed by an opponent, ami easily winning the championship of the 
state. A great deal of credit for this tine showing should be accorded Coach 
Ilernstein, who worked unceasingly for the interests of the team. Negotia- 
tions are on for a game with Chicago next season l)esi(les the one with Mich- 
igan, and the whole student body are in hopes \vc will secure the date. 

The basket-ball season opened several weeks ago, and the showing thus 
far has not been up to standard, but it is expected that with more practice 
the team will be able to uphold its usual position. Bros. CuUen and Martin 
are playing on the freshman team, being barred from the Varsity on account 
of the freshman rule in Ohio athletics. Fhere has not l)een much doing in 
track athletics thus far, although we have meets scheduled with Indiana. 

The beginning of the new term tinds the chapter in excellent condition. 
All the men have returned except Bro. Brindle, who left school to accept a 
position with an engineering corps, but expects to return next fall. We 
have also initiated two men this term, and lake great pleasure in presenting 
to the fraternity Bros. Johannes Minneman, of Sidney, Ohio and Howard G. 
Seldonridge, Lancaster, Pa. 

At the recent election of the Makio board, Bro. Jeff Dickerson was 
chosen art editor. Bro. Seldonridge was chosen to write and stage the play 
which is to be given by the pan-hellenic association in the vaudeville show 
on February 1. This play is given in order to raise the debt incurred by 
giving the pan-hellenic banquet last term. 


The chapter gave several dances last term in its new house, which is so 
admirably arranged for such purposes. We also gave several smokers at the 
house for the alumni and other Phis in Columbus. We intend to give one of 
these smokers every month if possible, and hope as many of the alumni and 
other Phis as can will come. We are always glad to have them make us a 
visit at any time. 

We are also glad to announce that Bro. Ruth, of Indiana Beta, is one of 
the instructors in the chemistry depariment, along with Bro. Linder, also of 
Indiana Beta. Frank K. Carothers. 

Columbus, January 26, 1907. 


The first of February finds Case men in the midst of examinations 
which seem to be harder than ever before, but the spirit of fraternity was 
never stronger than at this time, even though each man is spending his time 
in preparation for the "exams." There is some consolation, however, in 
the fact that Ohio Eta has rarely had so many members on the lists 
excused from taking examinations on account of excellence of their grades. 

We have just completed a great improvement in our fraternity house 
which will permit us to house four or five of the alumni. The entire third 
floor has been remodeled and fitted up with three new bedrooms, a club- 
room, and shower-bath. Four members of the alumni will move into the 
new quarters immediately. 

The Seniors have started their thesis work for their degrees. Two Phis 
Bros. Bourne and Parker have taken up a subject that is so novel that it is 
creating no little interest around the school. They will test the lifting pow- 
er of fans for a flying machine. Brother Parker became interested in a 
model of a "flyer" last summer in Colorado. The lifting power had never 
been investigated, and so with Bro. Bourne he will make an exhaustive study 
of the lifters under varying conditions. 

Bro. Robert Haines, Missouri Alpha, leading man in "Clothes" with 
Grace George, has been in the city this week and we have enjoyed the pleas- 
ure of a visit with him. His droll stories and happy ways have made a last- 
ing impression. 

Bro. Bertram Q)uarry, Ohio Eta, '01, has accepted a splendid offer as 
manager of a blast furnace in Chicago. He will be sadly missed by the 
Case chapter, for he was ever a leader in alumni support. 

Cleveland, January 31, 1907. Ralph M. Rush. 


Since our last chapter letter, we have pledged Mr. Frank Miller. The 
initiation was held on the afternoon and evening of November 8, 1906. 
The chapter now numbers twenty-four. 

Ohio Theta was represented at the national convention by Bro. A. C. 
Schroeiter, delegate, and G. A. Doeller, alternate. The Cincinnati alumni 
club was represented by Bros. Dr. Perrin and Guido Gores. 

The Christmas holidays passed very quickly, there being a continual round 
of dances, theatre parties and dinners. As is the custom, Ohio Theta gave 
her annual Christmas dance on the evening of December 26, at the Alms 
hotel. The floor at this place is one of the best in town. The decorations 
consisted of the chapter's collection of college and fraternity pennants, 
southern smilax, and holly. About forty couples were present. Among the 
out-of-town Phis present were Bros. George Dieterle and Al Kreimer of the 


University of Pennsylvania, Bros. Jeff Dickerson and Tom Morris of Ohio 
State and Bros. Kilgour and Johnstone of Miami. 

On University day, Friday, November 16, 1906, the graduate school of 
the university was formally opened with appropriate exercises, in the Ninth 
street Baptist church. Mr. O. W. Kuhn, chairman of the board of trustees, 
presided. Pres. Dabney made a short address and then bestowed the dean- 
ship upon Dean Harry. 

The principal address was made by Dr. Andrew Fleming West, dean of 
the graduate school of Princeton University. He emphatically announced 
his position that all B.A. degrees should be based fundamentally upon defi- 
nite amounts of mathematics, Greek or Latin and science, as well as of liter- 

On the evening of University day, the laboratories and draughting rooms 
of the university were open for inspection. A large crowd of visitors ming- 
led with the university people and enjoyed the various lectures and demon- 
strations given by the departments of Zoology and Physics. There were 
also two stereoptican lectures on Ancient Greece. 

Our splendid collection of illuminated MSS. of the Middle Ages, also 
the Carson collection of Shakespearian documents were on display in the 

The university's second debate this season will be held at St. Louis on 
April 12, with the Washington University. The question for discussion will 
' be, **Kesolved, that congress should be given power, by constitutional amend- 
ment, to legislate concerning manufactures and commerce within the several 

Our basket-ball team made a very creditable showing in its first game this 
season, by defeating Ohio State 32 to 30. Ohio Theta is represented on the 
team by Bros. Conway, captain, A. C. Schroetter and Ackerson. 

Cincinnati, January 16, 1907. G. A. Doellkr. 


Saturday afternoon, December 8, in University Hall, occurred the offi- 
cial presentation of the new portrait of President Angel I, painted by William 
A. Chase of New York. On this occasion there were present many distin- 
guished guests from other colleges and institutions. There were also read 
many letters of congratulation from the presidents of the leading colleges in 
the country. They all showed the great respect and place of honor which 
our beloved president holds throughout the United States not only as "Pres- 
ident of our university but in a broad sense as dean of them all." 

On the evening of December 8 was held the third annual Michigan Union 
Dinner in Waterman Gymnasium. There were seated at the banquet more 
than 900 Michigan men — alumni and undergraduates. The president of the 
Michigan Union took this opportunity to announce that the directors had 
finally completed arrangements for the purchase of the old home of Judge 
Cooley on State street as a site for the future Michigan Union club house. 
The bouse on the property in the meantime is to be used as a temporary club 
house. This was another long step towards the realization of the ultimate 
object of the Michigan union. 

Directly across the way from the property of the club house is the site of 
the new Memorial building. As over two thirds of the amount required for 
this building is already pledged, there is a strong probability that we shall 
soon see the completion of this building on our campus. These two build- 
ings will do much to keep alive the interest 6f both alumni and under- 


For the Brst time in years Michigan cannot claim a successful season on 
the football field. Of our five games played this year we were successful in 
four and in the final game with Pennsylvania we were defeated. It was the 
first time in five years that Michigan has lost by a touchdown. The game 
was characterized as one of the cleanest and gamest exhibitions seen on 
Franklin field, for a long time, so we have the consolation of having proved 
a worthy representative of the west. One week before this game Bro. Curtis, 
captain of the team, sustained a broken leg. With only a week to revolu- 
tionize the system of plays, we can feel that there was some excuse. With- 
out the loss of Capt. Curtis and Patrick we feel sure that game would have 
been closer. We can only look forward to next year when we hope to make 
up for our loss on Franklin field. Magoffin was elected captain for the 
1907 team and we feel that under his leadership and with the material now 
on hand we will have a strong team for next fall. Bros. M. D. Graham 
and Curtis again won their M's on the team for this year. /- 

The annual junior hop occurs this year on the evening of February 8. 
All the arrangements are about complete and the occasion promises to be 
one of unequalled splendor. 

On the Wednesday before the Christmas holidays, we observed our an- 
nual custom of having a Christmas tree and dinner. The presents were a 
source of much amusement and were all reminders of our individual pecul- 

The track prospects for the season of 1907 are very bright. If the con- 
ference rules allow all our athletes to compete we feel we will have a team 
that can uphold our record either in the east or west. 

Ann Arbor, January, 30, 1907. Howard D. Davis. 



Indiana Alpha has been in the very best condition this year. Bros. Sim- 
mons and Christian have left college, but Bro. Cassidy who was in last year 
has relijrned, so we still have a chapter of 19. 

We have been very fortunate in securing a five year lease and option on 
one of the most desirable houses in the city. It is located near the college 
and will make the best fraternity house here. We will move April I and 
give up our present location which is entirely inadequate for our needs. 

The members of Indiana Alpha were greatly bereaved by the death of 
Bro. Hobl)S, '53, who was among the first initiates here. He visited the 
chapter shortly before his death, and although he was nearly eighty years 
old, he was very active and a most enthusiastic Phi. While here Bro. Hobbs 
attended a meeting and took a great delight in telling us the early history 
of the fraternity life at Indiana and at W^abash where he was affiliated. 

£ A E recently installed a chapter here, bringing the total number of fra- 
ternities up to nine. 

We are always glad to entertain any visiting brothers. 

Bloomington, January 31, 1907. Walter Kemp. 


Since our last letter, Wabash College has twice been in mourning. We 
have lost our president, Dr. W. P. Kane and the head of the Greek depart- 
ment, Dr. H. Z. McLain. I3r. Kane had been saffering from valvular 
heart trouble since last June and had been given leave of absence for a year. 
He went to Hot Springs, Ark., for treatment and died very suddenly there 


on November 28. Prof. McLain led the chapel services'on Friday morning, 
January 4, and attended church the following Sunday where he was taken 
with a fainting spell. He died within an hour. He was the oldest man on 
the faculty, and was the only man left of the old faculty. He had been 
connected with the college for forty years as student and professor and was 
a great favorite with the student body. Dr. Geo. L. Mackintosh of the 
Fourth Presbyterian church of Indianapolis, has been given charge of the 
college until the next meeting of the trustees next June. Prof. Haines has 
charge of the Greek work. No new men have been selected as yet to fill 
the vacancies. 

Indiana Beta will be well represented in all lines of college activity this 
winter. Bros. Miller, '07, and Fleming, '07, are on one of the debating 
teams. We will probably have six men in the glee and mandolin clubs. 
Bros. Miller, '07, Sohl, '08, Bosson, '09, and Blair, '10, are promising track 
candidates. Bros. Gipe, '09, Freeman, '08, and Merrell, '09, are on the 
basketball team. Bro. Gipe has been elected captain of the 1907 football 

A movement has been started to celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary 
of Wabash college at the next commencement. All of the fraternities are 
planning to have as many of their alumni back as possible. Indiana Beta 
hopes to be in the lead. 

We take pleasure in introducing Bros. C. F. Merrell, '08, T. H. Blair, 
'10, R. S. Lowe, '10, and W. G. Masters, 'ch), to<l>A6. We have pledged 
John Fitzgibbons of South Bend. Geo. R. Banta, of Menasha, Wis., who 
will enter Wabash in 1909, and H. L. Dobbins, of Rensselaer, Ind., who 
will enter next September, are also pledged. Bro. H. C. Knott has dropped 
out of school and expects to enter some medical school in the near future. 

We hope that all Phis who may be visiting in Crawfordsville or vicinity 
will call upon us at the chapter house. Marion S. Lp:aming. 

Crawfordsville, January 14, 1907. 


Butler has entered upon the routine of mid-year work. On Founders' 
day, February 7, Prof. Howe, who has been spending his entire time for the 
past year working for the college endowment fund, will make his report. 
Upon Founders' day evening each class will give a * 'stunt" in the college 
chapel. The direction and management of the junior play, to be given the 
last of February, has been placed in the hands of Bro. Weer. 

The varsity basketball team has been making a good showing. Bro. 
F. Davenport, captain, and Bros. Murray and Kingsbury represent 4> A 9 
on the team. 

Bros. F. Davenport and Witt act as assistant instructors in Zoology and 
Chemistry respectively. 

Indiana Gamma has pledged P. W. Schwartz. Mr. Schwartz won first 
place in the college inter-class debates and will represent Butler in debate 
with Wabash College, March 10. 

Indiana Gamma extends a hearty invitation to Bro. Phis to visit the chap- 

Irvington, January 30, 1907. Paul W. Weer. 


It has just been announced that as soon as the weather permits work will 
begin on a $35,000 dormitory. The required funds are on hand. Half of 


the funds for a new $50,cxx> Science building has been pledged and the 
building will probably be ready for occupancy the first of next year. The 
scientific departments are greatly crowded at present and hence the above 
announcement was welcomed by all. 

Our basketball team, after only moderate success, has disbanded. We 
believe we have the material, but we cannot produce a good team with our 
inadequate gymnasium facilities. 

Chelsea Boone, 'lo, captain of next year*s football team, is a new pledge. 

Bro. Ray Donaher has been elected to the presidency of the Athletic as- 
sociation, and Bro. Thurston is president of the Periclesian literary society. 

All of those from our chapter who attended the convention at Washington 
had a grand time and considered the Washington Alumni club fine hosts. 

Indiana Delta sent to all her alumni, as New Year greetings, postcards 
of Franklin College. Faris B. Smith. 

Franklin, January 30, 1907. 


Owing to high water, Indiana Epsilon has been almost separated from the 
rest of the world. With the highest river since 1884, ^he Ohio has covered 
all lowlands between Pittsburg and Cairo. Monday, January 28, was the 
first day for regular mails since the 17th. But while isolated from the world 
we have not been sleeping in our college where honors are waiting. 

Bros. Nowlin and Loudon are on the basketball team of which Bro. Gore 
is manai^er. 

On December 7 quite a number of co-eds were pleasantly entertained by 
Indiana F^psilon in her halls. The evening was spent in the usual manner 
and the occasion was thoroughly enjoyed. 

Two of our men failed to return this term, Bro. Banta,'09, who is at home, 
and Bro. Lehmen, '10, who has accepted a position in Tennessee. 

Indiana Epsilon desires to be among the first to wish our new editor suc- 
cess and the cooperation of all chapters. 

Hanover, January 29, 1907. M. B. Gore. 


The all absorbing topic with us at present is the approaching convention. 
William P. Evans, the delegate, will be accompanied by someof the brothers. 

However, aside from this, other phases of college activity are receiving 
their share of attention. The oratorical primary will be held in a short 
time and it is being looked forward lo with much interest by all the students, 
as the winner is expected to carry off state honors. About six candidates 
have entered the primary contest. We are represented by Bro. Evans. 

The opening of a series of class debates followed by interclass contests 
will occur November 21. Seventy-five dollars will be given to the three 
coming out of the finals with the highest grades. Our existence is evidenced 
by Bros. Turner, Jewett and Travis, in this department. 

The football season is nearing its close. Only one game remains to be 
played. This with Miami University. We succeeded in holding Wabash 
to seven points. We feel proud of this, as Wabash had good grounds for 
believing the state championship was in her grasp. We now have five **D*' 
men on the team: Capt. Chas. Jewett, Grider, Grady, Laurence and Ches- 
ter Jewett. 

A large number of Indiana Zeta Phis accompanied the team to Blooming- 
ton. They were guests at the Indiana Alpha chapter bouse, where they 
were hospitably entertained. 


On November 17, seventeen Phis and their ladies went to Crawfordsville 
on account of the I)ePauw-Wabash football game. An informal function 
was given in their honor at the home of the Wabash brothers. All report- 
ed a royal time. 

The social regulations here are a little more stringent than they have been. 
As a result several students have lost all social privileges. 

Bro. Roy Millikan has i>een appointed editor of the local department of 
The DePauu\ a weekly student publication. 

A plan has been formulated by which we hope to be able to begin the 
erection of a chapter house in the near future. Be it said to their credit, 
the newly initiated brothers have responded liberally in this matter. 

On the evening of November 14, Bro. Clyde Poltorff, '05, was united in 
marriage to Miss Claire Smith, a member of the DePauw chapter of A X O. 

Visiting Phis will always be welcome at our chapter house. 

Greencastle, November 20, J906. V. A. Batzner. 

The event which most vitally interests DePauw students at present is the 
State Oratorical Contest, which is to be held in Tomlinson Hall, Indian- 
apolis, February i. DePauw will be represented there by Samuel Taylor, 
a graduate of Shortridge High School. This young but very unusual orator 
has arisen only by a determined and persistent effort, overcoming obstacles 
which to the ordinary youth would be far from encouraging. DePauw will 
send a large delegation to support her representative. In this connection 
we are glad to mention that Bro. Evans both in per cent and rank outclassed 
Mr. Taylor, but owing to a constitutional technicality, was awarded second 
place. The following comment was made by an Indianapolis paper: 
"Evans had a grade of 12 against 13 for Taylor. Taylor received first place 
by four judges and according to the interstate ruling, received first place. 
Both Taylor's and Evans' speeches were masterly efforts." 

At the end of the football season, out of twelve Ds our men were award- 
ed five. Bros. Chas. Jewett, Grady, Grider, Lawrence and Chester Jewett 
receiving the honors. Bro. Grady is also a member of the varsity basket- 
ball team, having played in every game this season. 

A committee appointed iiy the university trustees to secure a location for 
the new college library, mention of which was made in the October Scroll, 
has taken steps to purchase our chapter house lot at a price which would 
give us a profit of S500 on a year's investment. 

We had planned that the province convention which is to be held at De- 
Pauw this year should be convened in February, but further developments 
, made this imp)ossible and we take this opportunity to announce that it will 
beheld in the spring term, the exact date to l)e announced later. We hope 
to see a large number of Phis present, and to make this an interesting and 
profitable convention. V. A. Batznkr. 

Greencastle, January 31, 1907. 


This week finds Indiana Theta busy preparing for their alumni reunion 
to be held here Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 23, 24 and 25. 
Indiana Theta will endeavor at that time, through her alumni, to launch her 
house building project. The indications are strong that we will be able to 
undertake the erection of our proposed S2o,ooo home so as to have it ready 
for occupancy next year. 

The football team has been having a rather disastrous season this year, 
as we haven't as yet won a single game, and have only been able to score 


ODce during the season. Our final game occurs Saturday, the 24th, when 
we meet Illinois. Lack of material, ineligibility of **P" men, accidents to 
good material, and poor coaching are attributed as the cause of Purdue's 
slump on the gridiron. The freshman team, which has been playing the 
Varsity to a standstill, is expected to redeem Purdue's standing next year. 

Basket-ball and base-ball prospects are good, and a strong cross country 
club, which has been developed this fall, points to a successful track season. 
It appears now that Purdue will be as strong in her other departments of 
athletics as she was weak in foot- ball. 

Since our last letter we have pledged two more men: W. A. O'Brien, '08, 
of St. I>ouis, and Ralph Broadwell, '10, Palm Beach, Florida. O'Brien, 
who entered this year, and Mat C. Dabney, have been initiated and we take 
pleasure in introducing our two new brothers to the fraternity. Our chap- 
ter roll now numbers 29 men, 22 of whom are active, the rest phikeias. 

Bro. Babcock was elected to the T B 11 honorary fraternity and was 
chosen by it as Wilbur scholar, which is the highest in the university. This 
makes four times Indiana Theta has held this honor in the last six years. 
Bro. Babcock was also chosen by the class as chairman of the junior Prom., 
the only university society affair. The junior Prom, was originated here 
three years ago, and in those three years, we have twice held the chairman- 
ship. This year we have two other members on the junior Prom, committee 
as well. This brings the total number of honors already gained by the chap- 
ter up to 23, probably more than any other fraternity will boast of as a re- 
sult of their year's work. 

Mr. James Fowler, the banker, has donated $25,cxx) toward the Memorial 
Gymnasium fund. This makes $icx),ooo now available. The new Science 
Hall is almost under roof, and affairs generally around the university are in 
a very prosperous condition. 

The chapter deemed it expedient to move from its old hall over in La- 
fayette to the hall vacated by the Sigma Chis. We have had these new 
quarters completely remodeled and overhauled and they are now second to 
none. J. W. Vaile. 

Lafayette, November 19, 1906. 

Since our last letter Indiana Theta has been prospering steadily. The 
disastrous foot-ball season, in which Purdue did not win a game, was follow- 
ed by a basket-ball season which thus far has been very encouraging. Pur- 
due has won four out of six games played, and should make a record among 
the **Big Nine" teams before the season is over. Bro. DeBoos has played 
for the last three years on the team. 

Indiana Theta held an alumni convention during Thanksgiving week to put 
the house project on its feet. Quite a number of alumni were entertained and 
new enthusiasm was put into the movement. We now own the very best site 
on the campus and shall not give up our efforts until our $20,cxx) house is 
built. Bro. Reel is devoting one day a week towards pushing the matter 
from the chapter's side, and J. F. G. Miller is **hot" after the alumni. 

Indiana Theta has been getting her share of university honors this year. 
Early in the year Bro. Babcock was elected to the T B 11, the honorary 
fraternity, and was chosen by that body as Wilbur scholar, the highest 
scholastic honor in the university. Bro. De Boos was later elected athletic 
director from the junior class to serve on the board of regents, and in De- 
cember was elected on the Insignia board. The junior Prom, elections 
occurred early in December, and out of a committee of six, Phi Delta Theta 
secured three men, O. M. Babcock, chairman, C. A. Bird, and H. W. Wor- 
sham. The committee has attacked the problem with great energy, and now 


two weeks in advance of the event, has sold enough tickets to make the af- 
fair an assured financial success, a thing which has never been accomplished 

About the middle of January the junior class held the Debris nomina- 
tions. Final elections will be held in February. Russell Fortune was nom- 
inated editor-in-chief and F. A. I)e Boos was nominated athletic editor. 

The chapter now has thirty men, which is seven more than last year, and 
as only three seniors graduate, the chapter will be very strong for the next 
two years. 

Bros. Bird and Babcock are our base-ball *'P'' men, and will no doubt 
reflect credit upon the fraternity on the diamond again this year. 

We regret very much the departure of Bro. I)e Boos, who leaves this week 
to take a position at Milwaukee, Wis. 

Indiana Theta has had the pleasure of entertaining several alumni during 
the past few months. All Phis who are near here are cordially invited to 
make us a visit. 

West LaFayette, January 30, IQ07 J. W. V^aile 



At present there is a lull in college activities due to the mid-year examina- 
tions which are now in progress. A post-exam, hop will take place on the 
evening of February the fourteenth at the Kavinia Casino, and on the 
twenty-first, the annual Pan- Hellenic Promenade will be given. ^ A 9 is 
represented on the prom, committee by Bros. L. T. Wilson and E. S. 

Since the appointment of Prof. Gillespie to the position of athletic direc- 
tor, the athletics of the university have taken a new lease of life. Our 
basketball team this winter has had a hard schedule and so far has lost a 
majority of its games. But lately the team has been playing great ball, last 
Wednesday defeating the strong Evanston V. M. C. A. team. Bros. Rader 
and Gustine are on the 'varsity squad. An interfraternity basketball league 
has been organized and so far the five representing 4> A 6 has not lost a 
game, thus standing a good chance for the finals. 

On the twenty-fifth of January the alumni and students of the university 
celebrated Founder's Day with a reunion and banquet held in the University 
building in Chicago. Many of Illinois Alpha's alumni were present. 

Bro. Marshall Beck has been compelled to leave college temporarily on 
account of ill health. However he expects to return next year. 

Evanston, February i, 1907. Allen F. Rader. 


The winter quarter opened January 2 with news of a New Year's gift 
of market securities to the value of $2,917,000 from John I). Rockefeller 
to the university. * This gift was made unconditionally and is the largest 
donation of this nature Mr. Rockefeller has ever made to the university. 

Two and possibly three new dormitories for women are to be erected within 
the next few months. The cost will be from $200,000 to $300,000. An- 
nouncements of plans for these new buildings were made by the board of 
trustees in connection with the receipt of the New Years' gift mentioned 
above, although the erection of the dormitories is not a result of this latest 
gift. The new buildings will conform in general style to the architecture 
of the quadrangle, being of gray, Bedford sandstone, with red roofs. 


The first annual report of acting President Judson has just been pub- 
lished. The university's need of buildings and a biological farm is discussed 
and higher salaries for instructors are asked. Plans for a new filtered water 
system to supply all the buildings with pure water are announced as com- 
pleted. The system will cost $30,000 and work on the plant is to begin im- 

For the year 1905-06, the total number of students enrolled in the records 
of the university was 5,079, which ranks the University of Chicago second, 
according to the figures compiled by Professor Rudolph Tomb, Jr., regis- 
trar of Columbia University. In a recent issue of Science^ Professor Tomb 
says, **Harvard has still the largest registration, and is followed by Chicago, 
with Michigan third and Columbia fourth." 

Illinois Beta has initiated eight men and now takes pleasure in introduc- 
ing as brothers: Earle P. Berry, St Marys, Ohio; George G. Buhman, Chi- 
cago, 111.; Preston Nibley, Salt Lake City, Utah; John L. Schruth, Fargo, 
N. I).; Robert T. Radford, Morton Park, 111.; Frederick G. Eberhard, 
South Whitley, Ind.; M. Clarence Mattinson, Gibson City, III.; Gordon L. 
Stewart, Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Brother Auburn Nowels graduated at Christmas, leaving us as a chapter 
of seventeen men. We are housed quite comfortably at 5761 Madison ave- 
nue, and all Phis in and out of the city are cordially invited to visit us at 
any time. John D. Ellis. 

Chicago, January 16, 1^)07. 


Illinois Delta wishes lo introduce to the fraternity, Bros. Harry Aldrich 
of Galesburg, 111., and Ray Murchison of Kevvanee, 111., initiated on (October 
I2th, 1906 and Bro. Ernest Morse of Albilene, Kan., initiated November 22, 
1906. We have two men pledged whom we expect to initiate in the near 
future, Dean Mcintosh of Biggsville, III., and Carl Scammon of Tarkio, Mo. 

Under the management of Bro. Henry Lass, Illinois Delta '06, the Knox 
Glee club has secured more extensive and more numerous trips than in for- 
mer years. The Phis on the club are Bros. Spinner, Grant, J. Lowrie, Jay 
and Murchison. 

Bro. Holman's oration was chosen to represent Knox in the Hamilton 
club contest which took place early in January. In this contest are nme of 
the western universities and Knox College. Four orations out of the ten are 
selected by the judges, and the four men whose orations were chosen ap- 
peared before the club in January. Bro. Holman was chosed as the alter- 

Bros. (j. Lowrie, Stephenson and Holman have been chosen by the fac- 
ulty as members of the Pundit club which is an organization composed of 
the members of the faculty and six senior men. The other seniors chosen 
were non-fraternity men. Bro. Spinner is manager of the Senior Dramatic 
club and 4> A 9 is further represented on this organization by Bros. Hiiding, 
Holman, G. Lowrie, Orcull, Stephenson and Auracher. Bros. Ellis and 
Prince will lake part in the junior class play which will be given on the 
afternoon of Washington's birthday. On the evening of the same day the 
sophomores will present "She Sloops to Conquer" in which Bros. Essick and 
Richardson have the leading roles. Bros. McClelland and Phikeia Scammon 
are also in the cast. 

On December 21st, Illinois Delta gave its annual Christmas party which 
was well attended by the active chapter and our alumni. On January 20th, 
the Ix>mbard and Knox chapters held an informal smoker at the latter*s 


chapter house. We all enjoyed this union meeting and discussed the welfare 
of the fraternity. We are looking forward with pleasure to the Alumni 
Day banquet in our city which will be attended by the Lombard and Knox 
chapters and alumni and we are working to make it a great success. Bro. 
John Ellis has been selected to represent 4> A 6 on the junior prom, com- 

All Phis who visit our city will be cordially welcomed at our chapter 
house, 498 Monmouth Boulevard. Gkorge W. Prince, Jr. 

Galesburg, January 31, 1907. 


Illinois Zeta wishes to introduce to the fraternity Bros. John I. I.«onard, '10, 
and G. Richard Claycombe, ' 10. These men, with the old ones returned, 
give us a chapter well worthy of 4» A 6. 

President Fisher has lately succeeded in increasing the endowment fund 
of Lombard by $ioo,c»o, a very acceptable sum. 

At present all interest centers on basketball. The team is just finding 
itself, but as there are ten Phis on the squad, including Bro. Chester C. Housh, 
'08, as manager, 4> A 9 hopes to be well represented. 

On Monday evening, January 21, Illinois Delta entertained at a smoker 
for Illinois Zeta. The evening spent was one of good fellowship, the broth- 
ers feeling more closely bound together than ever before. Plans were made 
to hold such meetings, together with the local alumni club, at regular in- 

Bros. Preston Scott, Wertman, Grimes, Tipton, Justus and Hughes gave 
our chapter great pleasure by calling lately. 

This issue finds the chapter in splendid condition. Our men are going in 
for all branches of college life. \Ve have a warm heart for all other Phis 
and they will be welcome at 1284 E. Brooks street. 

Galesburg, January 23, 1907. Robt. R. Crellin. 


After a very successful rushing season, Illinois Eta is pleased to present 
to the fraternity as Phis: Bros. E. C. Cunningham, '10, Pekin, 111.; E. T. 
Ingold, '08, Appleton, Wis.; S. M. Brown, '10, Milford, 111.; G. Matthews, 
'09, Potsdam, N. Y.; L. V. Manspeaker, '09, Champaign, 111.; W. R. 
McKelvey, '10, Sparta, 111.; R. S. Kimball, '10 and H. Mohr, '10, both of 

We now have twenty-seven active members and two phikeias which com- 
pletely fills our house, in addition to three men living outside. 

On Saturday, November the tenth we gave a banquet in honor of the Phis 
who returned to the Wisconsin game. A long table was spread extending 
from the dining room through the living room and across the library. There 
were about twentv-five visiting Phis in attendance, among whom were Bros. 
Dean, Greene, Eno, Stebbins, Brooks, Smith and Black of the faculty, Bro. 
Ayers of Dartmouth and Bros. Warner, and Mayor Swigart of Lombard. 
Illinois Eta's alumni was represented by Bros. Lindgren, **Jimmv" Cooke, 
Dean" Franklin, **Bob" Ward, *'Jud'ge" Tuthill, F. W. Cutler, Stanton, 
Joe" Smith, C. R. Ewing, J. A. Pope, J. L. Polk, Jr. 

Several of the brothers arranged a little dinner after the Chicago football 
game, at the Union restaurant. Those attending were: H. McKelvey, W. 
H. Hughes, M. J. Trees, G. J. Orear, A. T. Claycomb, R. C. Yant, F. H. 
Reynolds, L. R. Love, W. E. Ramsey, A. B. Cutler, C. B. Busey, S. H. 



Lalta, A. W. McKelvey, J. F. Cook, H. Mohr, F. W. Cutler, A. C. 
Ahlswede, E. L. Stocker, J. L. Polk, Jr., T. J. Arnold, H. L. Green, M. 
P. Hertz, A. H. Hill, R. A. Kimball, R. W. Rutt, H. B. Ward, M. E. 
Nebeker. R. S. Kimball, G. I). Beardsley, J. G. Melluish, of Illinois Eta; 
F. E. Claycomb, Illinois Zeta, '78, C. W Black, Ohio Theta, '04. G. E. 
Liscomb, New Hampshire Alpha, '03, G. H. Abbott, New Hampshire 
Alpha, '02, P. S. Blanchard, New Hampshire Alpha, '04, and W. Schwig. 

Cupid has been busy among Illinois Eta's alumni. On November 5th 
Bro. W. H. Caton was united in marriage to Miss Glen Dallenbach of 
Champaign. After a pleasant honeymoon spent in touring the west, they 
are at home in Ottawa, Illinois. During the holidays Bro. C. O. Clark and 
Miss Anderson were wedded at Anna, Illinois. They will reside at Lawton, 
Park, Okla. At the same time Bro. H. F. Tripp and Miss Harvey were 
united in marriage at Craiggsville, Illinois; at home at Walters, Okla. On 
New Year's Eve Bro. Black, of the faculty, and Miss Johnson of New Or- 
leans were joined together by matrimonial ties. 

Illinois' prospects in track are very good this year. If the retroactive 
feature of the three year rule is removed bv the conference, Illinois will 
have the services of Capt. Grear, Mackey, and Burroughs. The first meet 
with Chicago is to be held in the gyAinasium February 9th. ^ A 6 is rep- 
resented on the track squad by Bros. Grear, Sparks, and May; and on the 
Freshman squad by Bros. Brown and Mohr. 

Illinois will have practically a veteran base ball team this year, and the 
rooters are all looking for another championship team. Indoor practice be- 
gan last week in the Armory. Bros. Greenleaf and Tondrow are on the 
'varsity squad, and Bros. Kimball, McKelvey, and Cunningham are on the 
Freshman squad. 

Basket ball is a comparatively new sport at Illinois, but the indications 
are that we will have a good team if Freshmen are allowed to participate. 
The athletic association will award official emblems for basket ball, and this 
has had the effect of bringing out large numbers of players. Bro. Matthews 
is our representative on the team and Bro. Ingold is official referee. 

The first semester of instruction ends January 28th. 

Champaign, January 12, 1907. E. O. Furrow. 


The new year finds Wisconsin Alpha in a thriving condition. In spite of 
our severe handicap at the beginning of the semester in having a very lim- 
ited number of men, we have been very successful in our rushing, and feel 
quite proud of the record we have made, notwithstanding adverse circum- 
stances. At present there are nineteen active members in all. But eight 
men of a chapter of twenty-six returned this fall: Wm. Bailey, Edward 
Richter, Lawrence Lewis, Paul Hodges, Lester Ladd, Farewell Gascoigne, 
Raymond Storer and Halleck Kerr. W^e are glad to introduce as brother 
Phis: Harold Barker, '07, Madison; Pierre Kypk, '08, Lake Mills; Her- 
bert Stark, '07, Milwaukee; Robert Laas, '09, Chicago; Ralph Hartley, '10, 
Oshkosh; Harold Tanner, Kaukauna; Seymour Winslow, '10, Madison; 
Ralph Doherty, '10, Grafton, N. D.; Frank Fosdick, '10, Sioux Falls, S. D.; 
Emmet Huran, Jr., '10, Eau Claire. Bro. Edward Brown of Indiana Gam- 
ma was affiliated in November. 

We are expecting back next semester Bros. Blair Hartley, Milton Luce, 
possibly Fred Seville, who is rapidly recovering from a severe illness, and 
Lee Pond, Phlkeia, from Eau Claire. We have put the button on the fol- 
lowing men, we hope will be with us next year: Geo. Thom of Appleton, 


James Sherman and Raoul Sherman of Appleton, and Webb Henry of Eau 
Claire. With these men and several others, who were pledged some lime 
ago, the prospects seem very bright for next fall. 

We are already preparing for the rush in the spring at interscholaslic 
time. We have several names on our list and intend to make the best of our 

We have had the pleasure of entertaining several alumni during the last 
few months. Among them were: Geo. Tallman, Arthur Sullivan, Geo. 
Banta, Bennie Snow, Art Fairchild, Leo Ludlow, F. H. Ludlow, Milton 
Luce, Blair Hartley, Neeley Pardee, Ralph Cady, Herbert Lindsay and 
Lute Nash of Spokane, Wash. 

Bro. Duval of Texas Beta is a professor of mathematics in the university. 
We are glad to have "the captain" with us. 

Shortly before Christmas we had the honor of entertaining our town 
alumni with a dinner and smoker. Several excellent toasts were responded to. 

Bro. Bailey was our delegate to the national convention at Washington, 
D. C. Bros. Laas and Lewis accompanied him. They speak in high terms 
of the courtesy and good fellowship manifested there. Bro. Steve Walmsley 
has been with us for the past few weeks. He is holding a position at 
the capitol, but is thinking seriously of taking a position at Hazel Green. 

We have received a photograph of "Scrappy" Rose, Jr. "Scrappy" is 
located in Tucson, Arizona. 

This year's prom, promises to compare very favorably with those 
of former years. The price of tickets has been reduced from six to three 
dollars and the number of guests limited. It is doubtful if any fraternity 
boxes will be in evidence. The faculty's idea is to make it a more demo- 
cratic affair. We will have our customary house party, with the usual 
stunts. We extend a cordial invitation to our alumni to attend and help us 
fill the vacant cozy corners. We will promise them a splendid time. 

The athletic situation is still somewhat hazy. The faculty has failed to 
ratify the big nine conference, leaving our next year's football schedule an 
unknown quantity. Ten Eyke is to coach our crew and we hope for success 
in that department. A baseball coach has not yet been selected and our 
schedule is yet incomplete. 

The university has expanded its buildings somewhat during the past year. 
A new wing has been added to the main building, having twenty-six recita- 
tion rooms, an auditorium and some offices. The secretary's office has been 
moved to a stone building on the corner of Park and State streets. The de- 
partment of engineering has increased its facilities in the way of a new hy- 
draulic laboratory, which is nearly complete and which is situated on the 
lake shore. 

The agricultural department is finishing a farms' mechanics building. 
The chemistry building has been remodeled into a very complete electro- 
chemistry laboratory, and science hall has also undergone many improve- 

At the end of the college year, Wisconsin Alpha hopes to celebrate the 
fiftieth anniversary of its founding. Elaborate preparations are being made 
to have a great reunion of the alumni of Wisconsin Alpha. Our chapter 
antedates by fifteen years that of any other fraternity at Wisconsin, and we 
hope to have a celebration so successful that it will be remembered by all 
until some of our younger friends here endeavor to eclipse it. All Phis will 
be very welcome, for we hope to have a glorious time. 

Wisconsin Alpha wishes a Happy New Year to all her sister chapters and 
looks forward to an era of increased prosperity for our beloved fraternity. 

Madison, January 10, 1907. Emmet Horan, Jr. 



The University registration for the year just opened -has nearly come up 
to the coveted four thousand mark. All departments have shown a slight 
increase with the exception of the schools of Mines, Law and Medicine. The 
graduate department has fallen off nearly lOO per cent. The summer 
school has increased double that of any previous session. The small in- 
crease this fall is undoubtedly due to the lack of proper facilities for hand- 
ling the students. Every available room in the university is now in use dur- 
ing the day. The need for new buildings is being felt in all departments, 
especially the academic. The new main building will not be ready for oc- 
cupancy until the opening in September, 1907. Alice Shevlin Hall, the 
new Woman's building, is completed and ready for dedication. Plans are 
completed for new dental and pharmacy buildings. These departments are 
growing rapidly and make new buildings an alsolute necessity. Millard 
Hall, the new medical building, is nearly completed and will relieve the 
congestion of that department perceptibly. 

Social activity thus far has been in the hands of the fraternities. The 
Pan-Hellenic Informals are well attended. The Tillicum and Triangle 
clubs, sophomore and junior inter-fraternity societies respectively, are giving 
a series of informals. The University Crack Drill Squad and University 
band are also planning a series of dances. 

The honor system for examinations has been tried with success and is now 
being used in the economics and history departments. Other departments 
will undoubtedly adopt it within a short time. 

The University Dramatic club has presented three plays: **My Lord in 
Livery," **A Man of Letters," and **Carrots." A trip for the club has 
been arranged, taking in the principal towns of the state. 

The Glee and Mandolin clubs gave a concert at Stillwater Nov. 21, 1906. 
Their annual trip commences the 31st of December and will include a cir- 
cuit of eleven towns. The membership of these clubs is large and their re- 
ception so far indicates an unusually successful season. 

Debate and oratory are in full swing. Teams have been selected to rep- 
resent Minnesota against Iowa and Wisconsin. The Sophomore- Fresh man 
contest comes off the 12th of December, and the intra-Sophomore contest, 
for the Peavy prize of $75.00 is scheduled for just before the holidays. The 
debate between the literary societies is for a loving cup. Edwin Aygarn has 
been chosen to represent Minnesota in the Hamilton oratorical contest. 

Minnesota, by defeating Chicago by a score of 4-2, has earned the right 
to claim the western championship. The decisive defeats of Nebraska and 
Ames has demonstrated that we have a good team but the defeat by Car- 
lisle shows the Gopher squad to be anything but a *'new rules" aggregation. 
Marshall, Doane and Schughnecht have shown the best form in the new style 
of play. Marshall has added to his last year's playing by demonstrating that 
he is a place kicker of no mean ability. His goal from the 40 yard line at 
Chicago was easily the feature of the game. Authorities have already rec- 
ognized him as one of the all western ends for 1906. The slump shown by 
the team in the Carlisle game was a surprise to the Gopher rooters. Larkin 
failed to show anywhere near the spectacular work he did at Chicago in the 
way of generalship and catching punts. Current was injured early in the 
second half. Marshall and Gardiner were disqualified for rough playing, 
and the team presented a patched lineup during the last few minutes of play. 
Carlisle won by her superior back field, the quick charging of the line, and 
the drop kicking of Libby. 

. The system of student tickets has not worked very favorably. There is 
too much red tape to be gone through with and also in the case of large 


seat sales, the policy has been to give the students inferior seats. The new 
rules have proved successful and have satisfied the student body that they 
have not done anything to deteriorate the popularity of football. 

In the interclass games, the sophomores defeated the freshmen 11 to o. 
Several fraternities have teams. A K E and A A ^ played a o to o game 
and will meet again on Thanksgiving. 

Three veterans compose the nucleus of the basketball team for this year. 
The schedule has been nearly completed with a possibility of an eastern 
trip. The Board of Control has issued seven M's to the last year squad. 
The Girls' Basketball tournament is to be held December 21st. Teams will 
represent each of the classes and rivalry in decoration of the hall will be one 
of the features of the contest. The trophy is a silver loving cup. 

♦ A 9 entertained at the chapter house Oct. 27th, by an informal. ♦AG 
freshmen entertained the newly organized inter-fraternity club. The Tilli- 
cum club will hold its next meeting at the expense of our sophomores. 

Minnesota Alpha presents the following brothers to the fraternity: Cyril 
A. Costello, •St. Paul; Norman Nelson, St. Paul; Frank Ray, Dickinson N. 
Dak.; Fred Blanchett, Elk River, Minn., and Geo. S. Loudon, Minneapolis. 

Bro. Vance is exchange editor of the Mintu'sota Daily. Bros. Mather 
and Costello are members of the Mandolin club. Bro. Loudon is vice-presi- 
dent of the inter-fraternity freshmen club. Bro. Blanchett is in the 'varsity 
band. Bros. Blanchett and Sheild are on the basketball squad. 

The chapter has been visired by Bro. McCrillis, H. G. C., Bros. Colton 
and Baird, Illinois Alpha; Bros. Frisbee, Barragar, Powell and Pitkin, Min- 
nesota Alpha. Marckllus C. Sheild, Jr. 

Minneapolis, November 15, 1(706. 

Minnesota Alpha has pledged the following men who intend to enter the 
university next fall: Byron McCluskey, Ray Clymenhagen and James 
Costello of St. Anthony Park; Sidney Rexford, Geo. VV^eitbrecht and Ray- 
mond Chase of St. Paul. In the university we have pledged Gus. Eisen- 
graeber of Young America, Minn. The chapter is unfortunate in losing 
Bros. Edward McCanna and George Loudon, who have left college. 

Several changes have taken place among the Phi members of the faculty. 
Bro. Conway McMillan of the botany department has gone to Pittsburg to 
enter the advertising business. Bro. Westerman of Colorado Alpha, lately 
at Missouri University, has been appointed assistant professor in the history 
department. The chapter feels very fortunate in having Bro. Westerman 
here and is grateful for the interest he has shown in its welfare. 

♦ A 6 entertained the active chapter of A T A at an informal smoker at 
the ♦AG Lodge and were entertained in return at the ATA Lodge. 

The inter-fraternity bowling league has been organized. Thus far the 
team has lost but one game. Two silver trophy cups are offered for the 
teams finishing first and second. 

The freshmen entertained the members of the Adelphian, the inter-fra- 
ternity freshman society, at the chapter house. The sophomores also enter- 
tained the members of the Tillicum club, the inter-fraternity sophomore 

Bro. Nelson has been elected a member of the dramatic club. Bro. 
Costello is a member of the Glee and Mandolin club. Bro. Blanchett has 
been appointed chief musician of the Cadet Corps. Bro. Loudon has been 
elected vice-president of the Adelphian club. 

Much interest is being aroused over the coming election of the Athletic 
association. At a recent meeting of the Board of Control, they denied the 
right of the faculty to veto the actions of the Student Board. The question 


will be put to a vote of the students. Several mass meetings have been held 
and both the faculty and student side of the question have been presented. 

Minnesota seems to be following her former record in basketball. Thus 
far the team has defeated Illinois and Wisconsin by decisive scores. The 
usual class tournaments for both men and women are scheduled for the near 

The chapter has been visited by Bros. Baird, Colton, Romans and Harker, 
of Illinois Alpha; Bro. Hinkley, of Michigan Alpha; Bros. Frisbee, Barragan 
and McCanna* of Minnesota Alpha, and Bro. McEIroy of Pennsylvania 
Gamma. Marcellus C. Sheild, Jr. 

Minneapolis, January 31, 1907. 


The Christmas vacation is a thing of the past and everyone has settled 
down to preparation for the mid-year examinations, which occur February 
I and 2. The chair of history, temporarily vacated by Dr. Booth, owing to 
the illness of her father, has been filled by Miss Eva Torr an alumna of 
DePauw University. Miss Torr has also been elected to the position of Pre- 
ceptress of Elizabeth Hershy Hall, the young ladies' dormitory, which posi- 
tion was vacated by the resignation of Miss Ella Heath, who was obliged to 
resign because of the large attendance in the Art department of which she 
has charge. 

The New Year found every one returned with the exception of one of our 
phikeias, Ira Shrader of Thornburg, Iowa, who has taken a position in a 
bank in Kansas City, Missouri. 

The third and last of the series of inter-collegiate debates with Coe Col- 
lege, is to be held soon. Of these two debates, each college has won one. 
Bros. Krenmeyer and McKinnon, who with Bro. Wilson, '06, formed the 
winning team of last year, will have places on this year's team. We have 
also a contract with lUinois Wesleyan and probably will debate with Upper 
Iowa University. 

A short time before the holidays the active chapter entertained the alumni 
of the city with a turkey dinner at our chapter house. After the dinner the 
evening was well spent in reminiscences and tales of **the olden days." If 
the alumni enjoyed it as much as the active chapter, w^e are sure it was a 
grand success. 

We were pleased to have, before and during the holidays, visits from 
Bros. Jason A. Randall, '99, New London, Iowa; Burton Beck, '03, Ta- 
coma, Washington; Albert E. Smith, '97, Chicago, Illinois, and George M. 
Rommel, '97, Washington, D. C. Ray I. Tennant. 

Mount Pleasant, January 12, 1907. 


Since the last letter to The Scroll, Iowa Beta has initiated one of its 
phikeias, George W. Stephenson, of Burlington, Iowa» and has pledged 
another man, Henry A. Stoltenberg, of Avoca, Iowa. This makes an active 
chapter of eighteen men and three pledges. 

The main event in the history of Iowa Beta during the past two months 
was the annual banquet of the chapter to the Phis of the city on December 
II. Covers were laid for thirty-six of the brothers and one of the inc^t en- 
joyable informal banquets ever given by the chapter was held. The toast- 
master, Bro. B. V. Murphy of the active chapter opened the program. Bros. 
L. G. Weld, '83, C. S. Magowan, 84, and A. G. Smith, '91, of the faculty. 


responded and Bro. L. L. Williams, the active chapter delegate to Washing- 
ton, spoke on **The 1906 Convention." Bro. F. A. Schumacher, Ohio 
Epsilon, '85, gave an interesting talk on the granting of the charter of Iowa 
Beta at the Nashville convention. Several of the recent graduates also 
spoke. It is probable that Iowa Beta will give another banquet of a like 
nature in March owing to the success of this one. 

Bro. W. M. Ball has l>een initiated into ^ A (f> and has also been appointed 
deputy county recorder; Bro. O. R. Voss is one of the charter members of 
N 2 N which was installed here in December; Bro. L. L. Williams has been 
appointed on the senior hop committee and has been elected sergeant-at-arms 
of the freshman law class; and Bro. H. M. Harwood has been elected chair- 
man of the junior prom, committee. 

Shortly after the return of the brothers following the holiday vacation a 
Christmas tree was held, every member presenting two or three gifts of a 
burlesque nature to one other man and also a present to the house in the 
form of a picture, a pennant or some other useful article. The tree was 
most successful and the home of Iowa Beta has been greatly improved by 
the addition of the presents from the eighteen men. 

In the first meeting of the pan-hellenic whist league held at the B 8 11 
house last month, ^ A ©'s team, Bros. Williams and Ball, handily defeated 
the 2 A E team eight boards to two. The schedule of the whist league 
provides for every fraternity meeting every other fraternity once. I he fra- 
ternity having the best percentage at the end of the schedule will be awarded 
a handsome table. The winner will be decided by March I. 

The pan-hellenic board of delegates decided upon April 5 as the date 
for a pan-hellenic party, the first ever given in the history of the frater- 
nities at Iowa. The board has already begun preparations for the party 
which will be the largest and most elaborate of the vear in university social 

The official basketball schedule was issued shortly after the holiday vaca- 
tion by Bro. Mark Catlin who is manager of athletics and Iowa will have 
games with Northwestern, Chicago and Purdue of the conference colleges 
and also two games with Nebraska. The outlook is bright for a good team 
with the excellent schedule which has been arranged and the wealth of ma- 
terial which is trying for the team. 

Within a week after January I, 1907, the University of Iowa passed the 
2,cxx) attendance mark which has been so long sought. As many students 
usually enter at the beginning of the second semester which opens February 
4; this year, it is expected that the figures will take another leap next month. 
There has been an increase of about 400 students in the past two years. 

Iowa City, January 10, i()07. H. M. Harwood. 


We have just finished our mid-year examinations and are about ready to 
begin a new semester. From the few new students who enter at this time 
of the year we have usually managed to get one new man. As yet we have 
not seen any whom we think desirable, but have our eyes open. 

This year Missouri has a basketball team for the first time. The manage- 
ment has arranged an unusually good schedule, consisting of games with 
Washington, Kansas, Haskell, St Louis and Kansas Citv athletic associa- 
tions, and with the Fort Riley military team. So far two games have been 
played. Center College was defeated by a score of 68 to 5. The game 
with Washington, which resulted in a victory for Washington by a score of 
28 to 24, was an exceptionally good exhibition of basketball. Of the re- 
maining games we expect to win a goodly number. 


This year the "Junior Prom" is to be given January 29th, as a ruling of 
the faculty prevents the gymnasium being used at any time while school is 
in session, January 29 coming between the end of the first and the beginning 
of the second semester. 

Unless some of our best men are counted ineligible on account of their 
school work after this semester, we should have good track and baseball 
teams. This year we hope to have a man on the baseball team, and Bro. 
Brankam is sure of a place on the track team. 

The chapter is to give its annual dance February 22. For over fifteen 
years this has been an annual affair and has always proved a success. With 
that record behind us we hope to make it a success this year. 

Columbia, January 29, 1907. C. A. Potter. 


The opening of the second semester has brought quite a number of new 
students and returned several former students. Among these are Bros. 
Marquess and Lasley of last year's chapter. Besides strengthening the 
chapter, the return of Bros. Marquess and Lasley will strengthen the college 
in its athletic standing. Bro. Lasley is captain of the 1907 baseball team, 
while Bro. Marquess carried off the tennis championship last year and bids 
fair to repeat his achievement this spring. 

At the close of the football season the squad met and elected Mr. Wm. 
Pipkin captain of the 1907 team. Only three of the squad were awarded 
**W's", among them being Bro. O. L. McTntire, who has made quite a 
record by his work on the gridiron the past two years. 

For four years Westminster has opened the baseball season with the State 
university. The game this year will be of unusual interest from the fact 
that each of these teams has two games to its credit. Returning, as we do, 
all but one of the 1906 team, and with Captain Lasley's experience, West- 
minster expects to turn out one of the leading teams of the state. Nor should 
we leave out of account Coach Knight, who keeps in close touch with the 
men, and has the knack of getting the very best out of every one. Bros. 
Black and McKee of last year's team will be in the squad again. 

Our first track meet will be with Central College. Bros. H. H. and 
O. L. Mclntire and Bro. Pankey will represent ^ A 6 on the squad. 

On the staff of the Blue Jay this year are Bro. Miller, as athletic editor, 
and Bro. Ready, as fraternity editor. 

The oratorical contest this year was won by H. B. Lang, who will repre- 
sent Westminster at the intercollegiate contest in March. 

The (Jlee club has recently been reorganized, with Bros. Black and 
Ready taking an active part. They will give several entertainments this 

Missouri Beta gave her annual Christmas banquet-dance on December 18. 
Over twenty-five couples were gathered around the banquet table. 

During the holidays the local Phis were pleased to have with them Bros. 
Black and Leavel, '03, and Bro. Harrison from Missouri Alpha. 

Fulton, February 7, 1907. RoBT. S. McKee. 


Since our last letter Missouri Gamma has initiated six new men and now 
takes pleasure in introducing to the fraternity Bros. Blasdel Shapleigh, *io; 
Ralph Campbell, '10; and Charles Wall, '10, of St. Louis; Frederick Wehrle, 
'10, of Belleville, III.; Thomas Eliot, of Portland, Ore.; and H. Elmer 


Mantz of Lodi, Ohio. The chapter is well represented in college this year. 
Bro. Goodbar is president of the Student Body; Bros. R. B. Campbell and 
D. B. Turner are members of the glee club; Bro. F. M. Eliot is secretary 
of the athletic association; and Bros. Wall and Eliot members of the man- 
dolin club. 

On December 14th we gave a dance to which members of other fraterni- 
ties were invited. It was voted the success of the season by those who 

Athletics at Washington are in a flourishing condition. The football sea- 
son just closed was a very successful one for us. We succeeded in defeating 
Missouri Stale University by the substantial score of 12 to o. The basket- 
ball team has just returned from a trip through the state. It played Mis- 
souri and Central College, winning from both. Prospects are very good 
for a winning track team in the spring. 

Work on McMillan Hall, the new dormitory for women, is being pushed 
rapidly. The building is about one-half completed and will be ready for 
occupancy in the fall. 

Since the last issue of Thk Scroll, K A 6 has entered Washington. 
This is the first national sorority to establish a chapter at Washington, 
though another will enter soon. Frank M. Eliot. 

St. Louis, January 28, 1907. 


Most of the interest in the university at present is centered around the 
track team for the coming spring. We have been very fortunate in secur- 
ing the services of J. P. Hagerman, one of the country's best athletes as 
coach of the team. He will undoubtedly develop the good material which 
we have and we hope will enable us to defeat our old rival, Missouri. The 
football team finished a very successful season, defeating four state universi- 
ties out of five and playing a lie game with the other W^hile practice for 
baseball has not yet begun, the season looks very promising for the univer- 
sity. Good material is plentiful since the plan to bar freshmen failed, and 
many of the old men are back to be in the game again. 

The university glee clu!> leaves for an extended lour February i. The 
Mandolin club leaves March i. W'e are represented on the glee club by 
Bro. Power and on the mandolin club by Bros. Peel and Barteldes. The 
chapter is in good condition. We regret very much to report the loss of 
Bros. Neff and Johnson, the two oldest Phis in the chapter. We desire to 
acknowledge the visits of many Phis and hope those who are in this vicinity 
in the future will look us up. Harry J. Taylor. 

Lawrence, January 31, IQ07. 


The rules made by the interfraternity council governing rushing have had 
their first trial. By theje rules, rushing is practically limited to smokers on 
Friday and Saturday evenings and no pledging or "spiking" is allowed until 
the mid-semester reports are completed. No one can be pledged who is 
deficient in his work. While these are advantageous in some ways, they 
have not met with universal favor because of the frequent smokers which 
are necessary during a long time. 

Since our last letter we have initiated nine men. George J. Thomas, 
University Place, and William S. Haines, Omaha, were initiated October 19. 
Earl A. Clevidence, Lincoln, who was pledged at Knox College, was initi- 


ated November 19. On December 15, we initiated Earl W. Lantz, Kearney; 
I^yd P. Shaffer, Falls City; Richard O. Webster, Ernest A. Everett, Armin 
N. Birkner and Archer M. Bunting, of Lincoln. 

During the fall we have enjoyed visits from Bros. Walter B. Palmer, 
Morrison, Illinois Eta; Scott, Kansas Alpha; Watkin, Texas Beta, and a 
number of alumni of this chapter. 

Bro. Walter S. Berry, Ohio Theta, is an instructor in mechanical engi- 
neering in the university. 

Bro. Koehler, '08, has withdrawn from the university to take a posi- 
tion as cashier of the First National Bank, of Elwood, Nebraska. 

A 4> has recently installed a chapter here. 

The new museum building is nearing completion and the Rockefeller 
temple will be completed in the spring. The present enrollment of the 
University is now 2,914, a considerable increase over last year. 

Lincoln, January 8, 1907. E. L. Lindquest. 


South Dakota Alpha was duly installed on Deconiber 18 and 19, by 
Bro. C. F. Lamkin, H. G. C, and F. R. Cowles, vice-president of Zeta 
Province, with the aid of the Sioux City alumni club, represented by Bros. 
R. H. Munger, Iowa Beta; O. S. Dean, Iowa Beta; and O. A. Wakefield, 
Illinois Zeta; and Perrett Gault, of Washington Alpha. Among those in 
the state who sent regrets were George R. Baker, Vermont Alpha, and Gov. 
Samuel H. Elrod, the latter sending his photograph and letter of congratu- 
lation. Twenty-one men were duly initiated. 

This chapter starts out with an active membership of nineteen men a 
goodly number of alumni, and a chapter house of its own. 

The university is moving on smoothly under the management of our new 
president. Dr. F. B. Gsult, who is at present making an active campaign 
throughout the state in the interest of the university. 

At present a three story building of Sioux Falls quartzite, to cost 
$40,cxx).oo is under construction; it will be the main part of the ladies' dor- 
mitory, making the present building (East Hall) the south wing. A bill is 
now before the legislature for $50,c»o.oo for a law building, which will un- 
doubtedly be passed. In this connection, I might add that Bro. O. W. 
Thompson, senator from this district, is chairman of the appropriation com- 
mittee. This appointment assures the friends of the university that it will 
be well taken care of. 

In athletics the university has the state championship in foot ball. Its 
goal was crossed by but one team during the season. Among the games 
played was one with the. University of Nebraska, in which the varsity lost by 
a score of 4 to o. Four of the brothers were on the team. 

At present basket ball is in full swing, and an interesting schedule has 
been arranged. 

The baseball and track men are beginning to train, and the outlook 
was never better for star teams. Last year's teams are back with the ex- 
ception of four men. 

The sophomore class will give its annual play in the near future. This 
year they will give '^Richelieu." Two of the brothers will take prominent parts. 

Vermillion, January 16, 1907. Earle M. Young. 


The annual initiation banquet was held on November 3. The cere- 
mony and banquet were well attended by alumni from different parts of the 


state. The initiates were Harry M. Zimmers, Leon Stanford Fairley and 
Ralph Carlysle Smith. As a future Phi we take pleasure in announcing 
Thomas Morrow, of Cincinnati. 

On hallowe'en we gave an old fashioned hallowe'en party. The house 
was lavishly decorated with jack-o-lanterns, while the floor was strewn with 
autumn leaves. The party opened with a lively Virginia reel, followed by 
all the traditional hallowe'en stunts. Luncheon was served and appropriate 
favors were presented to all the guests. 

On Monday before the holidays we had a Christmas party. The entire 
lower floor of the chapter house was completely enveloped in evergreens, 
holly and Christmas bells. Dancing and appropriate games were followed 
by a Christmas tree which was lavishly decorated and on which were pres- 
ents for the guests and brothers. 

A number of less elaborate dancing parties were given during the semes- 
ter. At different times during the fall we entertained our friends in each 
of the four sororities with an informal dinner at the chapter house. 

Our chapter and the Denver alumni club held an informal dinner in the 
Albany hotel, Denver, on January 29. Fraternity policy in general was 
discussed and in particular, subjects pertaining to this chapter. It was de- 
cided to incorporate and to take active steps toward raising funds for a chap- 
ter house. The note system was started last year and notes will soon be 

Bros. James, Hickney, Steinhauer, Woods and Motten, of the Denver 
alumni club, came up last evening and initialed the juniors and seniors into 
the K T A A. Livincston Polk Ferris. 

Boulder, January 12, 1907. 



After the welcomed Christmas holidays, everything is about as usual at 
the University of Georgia. A large number of the old men are back and a 
good many new men have entered. Georgia Alpha lost two men, Bros. 
Brown and Allen, F. However we have one afiiliate, Bro. R. B. Cates, 
Georgia Gamma, whom we are pleased to make one of us. 

Just before the semi-final examinations began, Bro. Marcus McWhorter 
gave an elegant banquet in honor of the chapter. His suburban home 
is an ideal place for entertaining. The table and dining room were deco- 
rated in the fraternity colors. After feasting sumptuously, we retired to 
the bowling alleys where pool and ten pins were enjoyed until a late hour. 

On last Saturday evening the athletic association met and underwent a 
re-organization; it is to be incorporated under the laws of Georgia and a 
new constitution has been drawn up and adopted. It is hoped, and we 
have reason to believe, that the new plans will be a big improvement on the 
old way of running athletics. At this meeting it was also announced that 
Bro. Kyle Smith had been chosen to captain the 1907 football team. This 
honor was much sought for and the selection shows Bro. Smith's popularity. 
Bro. C. G. Mills stands a splendid chance of being elected manager of the 
football team; his efiicient work in the capacity of assistant manager of the 
*o6 team speaks strongly for him. 

Since our last letter, 4> A 6 has secured a full share of the college honors; 
in addition to Bro. Smith being elected captain of foot ball team, Bro. 
Marshbarn was elected editor-in-chief of the AV</ ami Black\ Bro. Mc- 
Whorter, F., is secretary of 4> K Literary Society, and Bro. Hunnicutt is 
vice-president; Bro. Slack is associate editor of the Intercollegian. 


The campus has been qaite lively with the scrapping of the sophs and 
freshmen, occasioned by the annual banquets of these classes. Both suc- 
ceeded in having their feasts despite the efforts to interfere by the other. 

Bro. A. H. Reppard, '05, married Miss O'Hara at Greenville on the 19th 
of December. The chapter wishes him a bountiful share of prosperity and 
happiness. H. R. Slack, Jr. 

Athens, January 29, 1907. 


College re-opened January 2 and, as our mid-year final examinations be- 
gin January 23, most of us have been kept busy trying to finish up the term's 
work. We regret very much that Bros. S. M. Solomon, Jr., '08, and E. L. 
Reagan, '09, decided not lo return to college after the holidays. 

The foot ball season ended with the pennant still in possession of the sen- 
iors who have held it since their junior year. 

Many of the track men have already begun training for the tri-college 
track meet which takes place in the spring. This is the only inter-collegiate 
athletic contest that Emory students are allowed to enter, and naturally, 
there is a great deal of interest taken in it. Georgia Beta was well rep- 
resented on the team last year and will no doubt be so again this year. 

Arrangements are now being completed for a series of inter-collegiate de- 
bates to be held between Emory and Davidson. An effort was made to get 
a series with Wofford, but, for several valid reasons, Wofford could not ac- 
cept Emory's challenge. 

The excellent prospects, with which our chapter began the collegiate 
year, are daily materializing. Our men are taking prominent places in all 
phases of college activity. Bro. McGregor, '07, is athletic editor of the col- 
lege annual, the Emorcc: Bro. Arnold, '08, will represent Few Literary 
Society in the mid-year debate between Few and <t> F Literary Societies; 
Bro. Hill, '09, was elected to represent 4> F but was compelled to tender his 
resignation on account of conflicting work; Bro. Arnold will represent his 
class on Georgia Day and Bro. Hill will represent his class on Lee Day; 
Bro. Clay, 'lo, and Hill, 'og, were re-elected captains of their respective 
football teams on the nights of their respective banquets. On the All Emory 
football team, Georgia Beta was represented by Bros. Smith, '08; Reagan, 
'09; Pitts, '09, and Clay, '10. 

Our chapter takes this opportunity of again thanking Misses Branham, 
Chapman, Hill, King and Mosely for their gifts to the lodge which have 
added so much to the beauty and coziness of our home. W. A. DoziER. 

Oxford, January 15, 1907. 


At a meeting of the trustees last fall, it was agreed to increase the endow- 
ment of the university by $300,000. The work of raising this amount has 
already begun. The faculty began the subscription by giving $5,000. Mr. 
C. E. Brown has been elected assistant professor of English. 

Mercer did not meet with much success in football during the past season, 
winning only two games. Considering that this was our first trial in football, 
we are not discouraged and are preparing for the next season. Bro. Conner 
was captain of the team. 

Since our last letter we have initiated P. O. HoUiday, '10, Washington, 
Ga., who is a very valuable addition to our chapter. Bros. Conner, Gates 
and Anthony did not return for the second term. Bro. Conner has a position 
in Birmingham, Ala. and Bro. Gates has affiliated with Georgia Alpha. 


We had hoped and planned to entertain the convention of Eta Province 
this spring. Bro. Underwood prefers it next fall, so it has been postponed. 

We enjoyed having with us at our last meeting Bros. Dozier and Solomon 
of Georgia Beta. J. Truitt Martin. 

Macon, February 7, 1907. 


Alabama is at present making a great fight in the state legislature for an 
appropriation of $500,000. If this is secured Alabama will be placed on an 
equal footing with the best colleges in the south. Our prospects of obtain- 
ing it are very bright. 

The glee club has just returned from its first trip. All of the boys re- 
port a fine time. 

Though it is still cold, preparations are already being made for baseball. 
The diamond is being put into condition and the boys are beginning to prac- 
tice. We have some fine material and hope to more than atone for last 
year*s poor record. Bros. Mushat and Welch are sophomore assistants on 
the team. 

In the last few weeks we have lost several Phis. Bros. Smith, Nolan and 
Forman have resigned from college. Bro. J. P. MacQueen has entered the 
medical department at Tulane, while Bro. S. S. Lanier is at Lehigh. We regret 
their loss, but feel sure that they will be valuable additions to any chapter. 

Bro. William F. Prouty of New York Epsilon, has been added to our 
faculty. He holds a chair in the geological department, and is welcome 
among us. 

So far we have not had a visit from our new province president, E. M. 
Underwood, but we earnestly invite him to come **around our way" soon. 
This same invitation is extended to all Phis. Charles C. Heidt, Jr. 

University, January 31, 1907. 


The reopening of college on January 2 found the majority of the 
brothers of last term with us again, only two men having retired, Bros. J. R. 
Goldthwaite, '08, and W. N. G. Legare, '10, but their places will be filled 
by the entrance of Bros. E. G. Wilsen, '09, and Wm. Winship, '08, of Geor- 
gia Delta, both of whom will be affiliated soon. Bro. J. G. Brawder, '09, 
of Alabama Alpha was recently affiliated. 

At present class football is attracting considerable attention. All of the 
classes have teams in the field and some good games are predicted in the 
contest for the championship. Basketball season opened last week with 
Tulane on the campus. The game resulted in a victory for Auburn, 34 to 16. 
About fifteen games have been arranged for the team. Last year was the 
first time Auburn has had a basketball team in the field, nevertheless she 
made a good showing. This year the team is exceptionally good and the 
prospects for the championship seem bright. Bro. Burgess, '07, is playing 
guard on the senior team; Bros. Mayes and Murray both have places on the 
sophomore team, and Bro. Lalhop,'io, is playing quarter on the freshman team. 

On January 14 the corps of cadet^s went to Montgomery at the invita- 
tion of Governor-elect Conner to take part in the inaugural parade. 

The honors that have recently come to Alabama Beta Phis are as follows: 
Bro. Ripley, '07, was elected business manager of the Giomemta; Bro. 
Park, '08, floor manager of the junior German club; and Bro. Mayes, '09, 
leader of sophomore German club. 

All Phis are invited to call when in this vicinity. Thos V. Watson. 

Anbum, January 29, 1907. 




President Kincannon, of the Industrial Institute and College, who was 
elected by the hoard of trustees to till the position of Chancellor of the uni- 
versity, has declined to accept, and ihe position is still vacant. However, 
Vice-Chancellor Hume is acting in this capacity, and it is to be hoped that 
when the board meets again, the position will be permanently filled. 

A costly Science Hall and an Infirmary, which are nearing completion, 
together with five residences for professors now under erection will greatly 
add to the beauty of our campus, which is one of much natural beauty. 

In athletics our record for the past season surpasses all previous ones. 
In the annual Thanksgiving game at Jackson, Miss., where the state cham- 
pionship is determined, we gave the A. & M. College a severe drubbing to 
the tune of 29 10 5. The students of both institutions attended in a body, 
and while there we had the pleasure of meeting many Phis, alumni from our 
own and from other institutions. In this game Bro. Miles Watkins, of Tu- 
lane, formerly of Tennessee Beta, umpired, and Bro. O. L. Kirobrough, '06, 
a conspicuous figure in athletics at the university, was timekeeper. 

We are very much grieved to report that Bro. Somerville, '07, who so 
efficiently represented us at the recent national convention, is seriously ill at 
his home in Greenville, Miss. It is earnestly hoped that he will soon recover 
and resume his work at the university. We also regret to report that by 
withdrawal we have lost Bros. C. P. and H. C. Henry, who have gone to 
New Mexico on account of the ill health of the latter. 

We are very glad indeed to welcome among us Bro. H. A. Camp, a Mis- 
sissippian who was initiated by Tennessee Beta, and who has affiliated with us. 
Bro. J. A. Brown, Georgia Beta, '06, who has proven his efficiency as gen- 
eral secretary of the local Y. M. C. A., has also been instrumental in de- 
veloping the university's first glee club of which he is the president. Bros. 
Coleman, Bray, Storm and Hardy are also members of the gle^ club. 

It is our very great pleasure to report further that the chapter is in excel- 
lent condition, and numerically the strongest of the eight fraternities repre- 
sented here. This year we pledged and initijited into the fraternity more 
men than did A K E, A 4', A T A and * K 4^ combined, and from present 
prospects we may reasonably infer that our victory next year will be just as 
complete. RUNDLE SMITH. 

University, January 20, 1907. 


Since our last letter we have formally affiliated Bro. Phil Latham Gully, 
Kentucky Alpha-Delta. 

Our foot ball season turned out disastrously, for Tulane has not scored 
one single point this season. The greatest move in athletics this year took 
place when the students almost unanimously withdrew from the Southern 
Intercollegiate Athletic Association. We expect to have a splendid base- 
ball team, and the students have already subscribed $6cx) to help make the 
season a success. Our track team is doing splendid work, and we expect to 
have a good one. Bro. R. L. McMillan, '10, represents <t> A B on that team. 

Bros. Gully, '09, and West, '10, are trying to make the varsity nine. 

The glee club has been re-organized and intends making a tour among 
the southern colleges. 

The basketball team has just returned from an extended trip, winning 
two of the six games played. 


Mr. Andrew Carnegie has offered $75,000 to Tulane, provided the Uni- 
versity raises $150,000. 

There is a new sorority at Newcomb, A A <t> having entered there. 

The gift of Mrs. Pilton of $28,000 made possible the enlargement of the 
library by fully one-third of its original size. 

Thi Tulane- Texas debate comes off some time next month. The literary 
societies at Tulane have about concluded arrangements with the University 
of Georgia for a debate with that institution. 

Louisiana Alpha is holding her own very well at Tulane. Brother Bean 
has received his football T, and has been elected vice-president of his class. 
Brother Gully has also received his T. Bro. Watkins, 'og, has been elected 
both manager and associate editor from the medical department on the 
Jambalaya board. 

Bro. Chappius has been appointed law editor-in-chief of the annual, the 

Bro. Hortier has been elected treasurer of the Junior German Club, Asst. 
Business MsLUA^cr Jamim/aya and editor on the Tulane Weekly. 

Bro. R. H. Marr, Tenn. A, '80, was appointed lecturer on the code of 
practice in the law school. 

Bro. Pierre Leon Cusachs, Tulane, '96, has been appointed professor at 
the Polyclinic. 

It was our pleasure to meet the Texas delegates to the Washington con- 
vention as they passed through New Orleans. 

Theta Province convention will meet after lent in Austin, Texas. We 
arc looking forward to that time with great interest and hope to send to the 
convention several of our brothers. James J. Fortier. 

New Orleans, January 25, 1907. 


Within the last two months the University of Texas has passed a crisis 
which has been threatening the existence of the institution. The rivalry be- 
tween fraternity and non-fraternity elements, at first merely a rivalry, had 
grown into a lively enmity. **Barbs," by virtue of their numbers, were 
claiming and taking all the political plums of the institution; f rat-men were 
threatening the social ostracism of the "Barbs." Both factions were clear- 
ly at fault. The situation became dangerous. Realizing the fact, several of 
the more liberal minded men on both sides, through long and vigorous ef- 
forts, sometimes among the students, sometimes in caucuses and on the audi- 
torium floor, succeeded finally in bringing about a reconciliation. As a 
proof of the genuineness of the change, two fraternity men now fill the most 
important positions of the university. Hugh Lamar Stone, B II, is presi- 
dent of the final ball; and Bro. Bowie Duncan is captain of the football 
team. Texas regards this self-regulation among the students as both com- 
mendable and exemplary. 

In our last letter we mentioned a new law building. We now have the 
pleasure of announcing that the foundations have been laid. By fall of this 
year, Texas' law department will move into the most elegant quarters of the 

Nineteen law students are petitioning for a charter of A X. If their peti- 
tion is favorably received, Texas will have the honor of furnishing the first 
southern chapter. 

Bros. Dickson, Duncan, Pope, Key, and McCutcheon are charter mem- 
bers of 6 N E. The organization held an unprecedented dance at Eighth 
Street Hall on the night of January 28. 


Texas Beta also has a few charter members in the ''Raffles Club,** a 
most exclusive set of jolly good fellows, and in the "275-Club,*' lately or- 
ganized. The initiation banquet of the former was held Monday, Feb. 27. 

Our chapter, despite the epidemic of newly formed societies, still retains 
its identity. In fact fraternity spirit has never been more evident. Since 
the return of Bros. Pope and McCutcheon from Washington with their en- 
thusiastic reports, Texas Beta has become ambitious. In the spring we are 
going to hold the Theta Province Convention in Austin. And we intend to 
have a convention — one worthy of mention in Bro. Palmer's next history of 
Phi Delta Theta. Every active Phi in the U. S. and Canada is invited to 
attend; also the alumni Phis. We have plenty of room and want a full 
attendance. R. W. Stayton, Jr. 

Austin, January 29, 1907 


We are very glad to present to the fraternity Bro. R. T. Brewer, of Ken- 
ney, Texas. 

We regret to say that Texas Gamma has lost Bros. J. E. Harrison, Jr., 
and Chas. A. Walker. Bro. Harrison has accepted a position in San An- 
tonio and Bro. Walker has received an appointment to West Point. He is 
now at his home in Craft, Texas. 

Our house is nearing completion and we hope to have a detailed descrip- 
tion of it, with photographs, etc., in the next Scroll. Our expectations as 
to its appearance are being generously realized. 

Baseball practice will begin in a few days. There is more interest mani- 
fested in athletics this year than usual and everything points to a good team. 
Prof. E. B. Cooper is physical director and in addition we will have a first 
class professional coach. Eight members of last year's team are back. 

Recently <t> A 6 was represented in public debate by Bro. Brewer, his side 

Within the last few weeks we have had visits from Bros. E. M. Arm- 
strong, '06; T. C. Turk, '06; J. N. Ryman, '06; and P. F. Graves, '05. 

Georgetown, January 29, 1907. J. D. Wheeler. 




On November 10, Rugby was given its final test as an inter-collegiate 
sport and more than came up to all the specifications. The game played on 
California Field resulted in a victory for Stanford by a score of 6-3. While 
new to many spectators, the interest of the packed bleachers was sustained 
throughout both halves and the rooting was belter than at the usual football 
game. President Wheeler witnessed several eastern games and stated that 
Rugby far surpassed the new reformed football. The Stanford coach has 
also reported the superiority of Rugby, so it is here to stay after a few mod- 
ifications in last year's rules have been made. 

Another new game introduced last term is the annual pushball match 
between the freshmen and the sophomores. This gives the lower classmen 
a chance to vent their energies which would otherwise be wasted in the 
charter day rush. The two classes met on the last of November and after 
two thirty minute halves left the six-foot pigskin in the center of the field 
for ten men picked from each side to fight over. These were unsuccessful 
in pushing the ball over either goal line, so the match was called off with 


the score 0-0. From the spectators' point of view the contest was a howl- 
ing success, as the strug{2;les of 500 students over, under and against the 
massive ball afforded much amusement. 

This year Junior Day fell on the thirtieth of November. The farce was 
extremely clever and the Prom kept up the standard set by former classes. 
^ A 6 was represented by Bro. Tyssowski, '08, on the arrangements com- 
mittee and Bro. Thacher, '08, on the farce committee. 

The intcr-fraterniiy baseball league matches were not brought to a close 
last term. Our team was put out in the semi-finals. The two remaining 
nines in the finals are the <l> 2 A's (local) and the K A's. 

Baseball practice owing to the rainy weather has not commenced, but the 
boating men are out in earnest. Bro. Tyssowski, '08, the new president of 
the Boat Club, went east during the holidays and purchased three eight 
oared shells, so a regatta with eights is now assured. 

By graduation, we lost Bros. Charles Stuart, '06, and Bert Campl>ell, '06. 
Bro. Bingham, *o6, also received his degree but will remain in college this 
term, taking post graduate work in economics. Bros. Harry Monett, '07, 
Victor Morgan, '08, and Robert Variel, '06, also left, leaving seventeen in 
the active chapter. Philip S. Thacher, '08. 

Berkeley, January 24, 1907. 


Stanford University opened for the second semester on January 8. Al- 
though the raising of the standard of scholarship caused about one hundred 
students to be dropped from the rolls, California Beta returned as strong as 
ever, with fifteen men back. Bros. Thomson and Brawley were graduated 
in Deceml)er, and have gone home. The loss of Bro. Spalding, who left 
last semester to take a position with a construction company in San Fran- 
cisco, will be offset by the return of Bro. McDuffie, '09, who has been out of 
college for a year. We have three men pledged at the present time, whom 
we hope to initiate early in February. 

This year has been a very hard one for Stanford in football. The facul- 
ty athletic committee, against the wishes of all the men on the team, decided 
to shelve the old American game, and to try the English Rugby game, for a 
year or so at least. This necessitated a complete change in the training and 
coaching of our men, but after two months of hard work. Coach Lanagan 
succeeded iu bringing the team into good shape, and when we met the team 
from Vancouver, we trimmed them, 3-0. We also defeated California in the 
annual game by the score of 6-3. During the Christmas holidays, the team 
made a tour of British Columbia, and made a very creditable showing against 
the veteran players. Bro. Chalmers has turned out to be a star at Rugby as 
well as at the old game. 

The prospects for a good baseball team are of the best, and the series with 
the University of California should be won by Stanford. Eight veterans are 
on the squad this year. Bros. Chalmers and Dennis represent * A 0. 

In track athletics the prospects are also good, with the largest squad in the 
history of the college at work. Our new track will probably be available 
next week. Bros. Behlow, Bradford, Kelley, McDuffie and Weaver are try- 
ing for honors in this branch of sport. 

Boating seems to have taken a big forward stride during the past year and 
everyone is looking forward to an excellent regatta in May. Bros. Macom- 
ber and Roberts are out for the freshman crew. 

Bro. King was last semester elected to the upper class honor society. 
Skull and Snakes. Bro. Bradford is on the sophomore play committee, 
and with Bro. Chalmers represents us on the glee club. 


We keep our door open to all Phis, and urge any who ma\' be visiting in 
California to drop in. H. J. Heffron. 

Stanford University, January 25, 1907. 



This is the first communication from Washington Alpha appearing in The 
Scroll this college year. Our reporter returned too late last September to 
get a letter in the October number. 

The opening of college found us with twenty old men returned, enthusi- 
astically working for the chapter and the fraternity. We were unusually 
successful in the fall rushing, securing ten of the best men entering this year, 
and one who was in college last year. We had twelve and lost only one, 
who was practically pledged S X before we )>egan to work with him. Bro. 
Adair Rembert from Texas is with us and has affiliated. The chapter is in 
good condition in every respect. We believe we have good reason for feel- 
ing confident that we are the strongest chapter here at the present time. 
B 8 II is probably our strongest competitor. This year we have a chapter 
of thirty enthusiastic fellows who take a great interest in everything con- 
cerning the fraternity. 

Last year during spring vacation we painted the exterior of the house. 
During the summer the interior was thoroughly repaired. We are proud of 
the appearance of our house and are making every effort to keep it in the 
best of condition, until we shall be able to build a house more suited to the 
needs of the chapter. Nineteen men are now living in the house and two 
others would be glad to move in if room could l)e had. 

On their return from the convention Bros. Priest, Kinnear and Hoover 
gave a splendid report of the proceedings at Washington, which enables us, 
in a way at least, to realize what a great institution our fraternity is, and 
what an honor it is to wear the sword and shield. Few of us, I think, fully 
realize the magnitude of the fraternity and are not as proud of the fact that 
we are Phis as we should be. 

The enrollment here shows a very material increase over that of last .vear, 
having reached the l,icx) mark. In all probability a large number of stu- 
dents will enter at the beginning of the next semester. We already have a 
line on several good men who will enter then. The board of trustees are 
working the state legislature, now in session, for an appropriation of 
$1,000,000; $400,000 maintenance and S6oo,ooo building fund. The plan 
is to use the new Imilding constructed for the Alaska- Yukon- Pacific exposi- 
tion, to be held on the campus in the summer of 1909, and then give them 
to the university, thus avoiding the unnecessary waste of constructing tem- 
porary buildings and making improvements for the fair. 

The loss of the northwest football championship to Oregon is a great dis- 
appointment to us. We had a good team and hoped to win. The chapter 
is justly proud of our all-northwest center, Bro. Tegtmeier, and Bro. Brag- 
don, who was a star performer at tackle. 

Our new initiates are Bros. William Rasmusen, '08, of Forest Grove, 
Ore.; Howard Gillitte, '08, of Lewiston; Fred Matthys, '09; William Lilly, 
'10; Frank Plum, '10; Fred Green, '10; and Roger Bragdon, '10, of Seat- 
tle; Arthur Hammerland, '10; David McKinley, 'lo; Blaine Osborne, '10; 
and Prince Byrd of Spokane. Frank M. Allyn. 

Seattle, January 6, 1907. 




The Alumni club of Phi Delta Theta in Nashville, Tenn., has long felt 
the need of some means of bringing together the older men of the fraternity. 
Possibly one reason for overlooking this so long is due to the active chapter 
at Vanderbilt university. Some of the men have visited this chapter which 
supplied such a need, while the'larger majority never availed themselves of 
this opportunity. To supply this long felt need, the noon-day lunch at a 
convenient place has been instituted. On short notice by phone 18 men were 
gathered together January lith to talk over plans. We decided to meet 
every two weeks, the dates chosen being the second and fourth Fridays in the 
month. The second on January 25th showed 38 present, which is alx)ut 
half the number enrolled in the alumni chapter. We have the assurance 
that in a short while we will have even a much larger proportion present. 
The two occasions just past were most enjoyable having largely been made 
so by the older members telling their early experiences in the fraternity. It 
has developed that some of the Phis of the city have known other Phis for a 
long time in a business way. but never knew they were of the same frater- 
nity. We wish to prevent such a thing as this occurring again in the future 
by bringing the men together socially, and we know no better way than about 
the festal board. 

A most hearty welcome is extended to all Phis who visit Nashville, to 
lunch with us the second and fourth Fridays in each month at the Duncan 
Hotel. Alfrkd E. Huwkll, Pres. 

Nashville, February i, 1007. Harry S. Vaughn, I).D.S., Sec. 


The legislature of the State of Indiana is now in session and very inter- 
esting times are promised, inasmuch as both the Republican and Democratic 
parties have promised the people of Indiana much reform legislation. Phi 
Delta Theta is well represented in both houses. Bro. Hugh Miller, Lieu- 
tenant Governor, is the president of the Senate. Senator John C. Farber is 
an influential member and is chairman of the insurance committee. Senator 
Thomas T. Moore is one of the most prominent workers for temperance leg- 
islation in the state. He has served several terms in the Senate and is recog- 
nized as a strong leader. Senator Alexander G. Cavens is taking a promi- 
nent part in the workings of the Senate, as chairman of several important 
committees. In the House of Representatives George I. White and Thomas 
M. Honan are recognized as leaders on the Democratic side. Their influence 
is felt in all important legislation. Representative Frank C. Olive is serv- 
ing his first term in the house but is already recognized as a conservative and 
safe leader. 

Your reporter has already told of the splendid dancing party given at 
White City during the fall. We have other social successes to relate. On 
November 20 a theatre party was given at which about sixty were present. 
Among the guests were Misses Lillian Fauvre, Laura Arnold, Natalie Dal- 
ton, Enid Morris, Nola Atkinson, Mabelle Schelper, Helen Altland and 
Mary Lindley; Mesdames Henry Fitton, W^ P. Garshwiler, W. J. Bowman, 
J. E. Cams, Fred Wishard, Nathan Richards, Willetts Bastian, R. S. Bar- 
rett, Lawrence Davis, James Mitchell, Will Fesler, Samuel K. Ruick, Hol- 
land DeFrees, Frank Foxworthy, Charles Macauley, Herbert Woodsmall, 
Thomas E. Whallon, William H. Dye and F. S. Graves. The affair was a 
notable society event. 


The club continues to meet every Saturday at the Commercial Club for 
lunch. The last Saturday of the month is guest's day. We desire that 
brothers who are in the city on Saturday shall call at the Commercial Club 
and make themselves a part of our association. R. T. Byers. 

Indianapolis, January 30, 1907. 


The spirit of Phi Delta Theta imparted in the days gone by still lives in 
the hearts of the little Alumni Club at Fort Wayne. We couldn't get to 
Washington, but we were there just the same in spirit. Following our first 
meeting and banquet at the Wayne Club last June, it remained for Bro. 
Fred S. Hartman, Purdue, '96, (assistant sales manager Ft. Wayne Electric 
Works) and his charming wife to open their home and spread, on the night 
following Thanksgiving, the most elegantly served and appointed dinner it 
generally falls to the fortune of an ordinary Phi to enjoy. Eight of us were 
present, representing seven different chapters. The carnations were there; so 
were the candelabra in "blue." The miniature goat with blue ribbon marked 
the plate and the seven courses following were not eclipsed by your banquet 
at the **New Willard." We had with us two new initiates, Bro. Curdes, of 
Indiana University, and Bro. Harris Hartman, of Northwestern. We again 
went throueh the spikes and initiation of the old day. We talked of Wash- 
ington and extension, the College widow and our big guns. It was a happy 
crowd and proved that the Bond of <l> A 6 banishes all barriers and strikes 
the chord that is tender and dear more quickly and effectively than does 
any secret organization or pact in the world today. Those present in ad- 
dition to the above were: Edwin M. Hulse, Purdue, '99; R. W. Smith, Am- 
herst, '99; I). McDonald, Case, 99; D. McNaughton, Wabash, '04. 

Fort Wayne, December 15, 1906. Cyrus I). Mead, DfPauw, '98. 


The Phi Delta Theta club of Chicago has already begun to make prepa- 
rations for a proper celebration of Alumni Day. The celebration will doubt- 
less be in the form of a banquet, but it may be held on the night of March 
14, instead of March 15, as on the latter date many towns near by cele- 
brate the occasion. Many Phis leave the city to attend these gatherings, and 
on the other hand if there were no conflict of dates many of the Phis in the 
other cities would be attracted to Chicago. 

For the purpose of working up enthusiasm well in advance, we are stim- 
ulating attendance at our regular Friday noon lunch meetings. These are 
held at the Union Restaurant, No. ill Randolph street, and visiting Phis 
are invited to attend. On Friday, January 25, there were eighteen Phis 
in attendance, at the next meeting, February i, twenty-two were present. 
Postal reminders are being sent to a large list each week. By this means 
we hope to maintain a steadily increasing attendance up to the time of the 
Alumni Day celebration. At the last luncheon on February 5th, a business 
meeting was held, at which Bro. Warren D. Howe, Indiana Alpha, '86, was 
elected treasurer. A committee was appointed to take charge of the pro- 
gram to follow the Alumni Day banquet. The highest attendance that we 
have had at any of these banquets was 155. We are hoping this year to 
reach the 200 mark. William E. Godso. 

Chicago, February 5, 1907. 



Gettysburg — H. H. Keller, 'oi, is practicing law at Doyles- 
town, Pa. 

Gettysburg — C. Roy Coble, '97, is engaged in business in 
Oakland, Cal. 

Washington U, — A. P. Gamble, '06, is located at Port 
Huron, Mich. 

Gettysburg — Rev. T. L. Grouse, '87, is pastor of a church 
at Sharpsburg, Pa. 

Auburn — R. G. Smith, '92, was elected to the legislature 
from Lee county, Ala. 

Vermont — Arthur Day Welch, '02, has removed from Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. to Denver, Colo. 

California — Aime B. Titus, '06, is now a student of the Art 
Students' League in New York. 

Minnesota — Earl T. Simpson, *o2, has recently been elect- 
ed attorney of Winona county. 

Auburn — R. F. Ligen, '89, administered the oath of office 
to Governor Gonner on Jan. 14. 

Wisconsin — Mark Banta, '04, is the father of George Ban- 
ta III, born December 15, 1906. 

Vermont — Elroy S. Billings was married November 27 to 
Miss Mary E. Gale of Stowe, Vermont. 

Vermont — Roy S. Morse, '01, was married January 9 to 
Miss Flora Patrick of Burlington, Vermont. 

Mercer — E. N. Lewis, '06, and Miss Johnnie Logan were 
married at Macon, Georgia, on December 12. 

Wisconsin — George T. Kelly, '94, was married December 
I to Miss Margaret Burnham at Evanston, III. 

Vermont — Earl E. Parker, '01, was married November 21 
to Miss Laura D. Oldway of Chelsea, Vermont. 

Wisconsin — Hawley W. Wilbur, '04, was married Decem- 
ber 15 to Miss Avis A. Dement at Dixon, Illinois. 


• South Dakota — James G. Bradford, '04, was elected state's 
attorney of Jerauld county at the recent election. 

Washington U. — R. A. Campbell, *o6, has a position in 
the Government Cement Testing Plant at St. Louis. 

California — Joseph Harlan Hartley, '05, is now a mining 
expert, with the Ladd Metals Co., of Portland, Oregon. 

South Dakota — Orville W. Thompson is among the new 
senators in the South Dakota legislature now in session. 

Vermont — Hugh Leslie Thompson, '06, has completed his 
course at Stanford and is now located in Burlington, Vt. 

Richmond — William Waller Trice, '93, of Tampa, Fla., was 
married on December 6 in that city to Miss Nell Pallica. 

Syracuse — Rev. S. Danforth Lewis, '00, is pastor of the 
Methodist Episcopal church at Huntington, Long Island. 

Minnesota — James Thompson, Jr., '04, has been elected 
County Superintendent of Schools at Ellis, North Dakota. 

Nebraska — William L. Westerman, '94, is assistant profess- 
or in the department of History, University of Minnesota. 

Vanderbilt — Dr. Harry S. Vaughn, '94, has removed from 
Kansas City to Nashville, where he is practicing dentistry. 

Washington State — Charles E. Caches, '01, and Howard 
A. Hanson, '03, are members of the lower house of the Wash- 
ington legislature. 

Lansing — The Macmillan Co. publish many works on hor- 
ticulture by L. H. Bailey, '82, dean of the college of agricul- 
ture of Cornell University. 

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Illinois Wesley an — An Envoy of the Higher Civilization" 
is the title of a clever story by Richard Henry Little, '95, in 
Everybody's for February. 

Vanderbilt — Hon. M. R. Patterson, ^%2^ resigned as a 
member of congress in December, and was inaugurated as 
governor of Tennessee in January. 

Vermont — Hugh H. W'atson, '06, was married to Miss Mary 
Frances Joslyn in Montreal, December 30. Bro. Watson is 
Deputy U.S. Consul at Three Rivers, Quebec. 

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California — Frank Otis, '73, for several terms president 
of the San Francisco alumni club, serves this year in the 
assembly, the lower house of the California legislature. 

Columbia — Frederick A. Goetze, '95, for some time super- 
intendent of buildings and grounds at Columbia, has been 
appointed dean of the school of applied science of that uni- 

Kentucky State — L. D. Threlkeld '02, is a member of the 
law firm of Grassham, Berry and Threlkeld, of Paducah, Ky. 
Bro. Threlkeld is in charge of the office of the firm at Smith- 
land, Ky. 

South Dakota — Sheridan R. Jones, '02, professor in biol- 
ogy in Grand Island College, Grand Island, Nebraska, was 
married to Miss May Freeman, Vermillion, S. D., during the 

Northwestern — Isaac R. Hitt, Jr., '89, has decided to de- 
vote his full time to the practice of law in partnership with 
his father. Their offices are in the Bond Building, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Franklin and Purdue — S. V. B. Miller, '06, is now with 
the E. R. Thomas Automobile Co., of Detroit, of which com- 
pany Bro. Roy D. Chapin, president of Delta province, is 
local manager. 

California — Guy L. Bailey, 97, after a number of years of 
residence in Yokohama as engineer for the American Trad- 
ing Co., and after some time spent on the Atlantic coast, has 
returned to California. 

Gettysburg — Rev. John W. Ott, '97, was married on Sep- 
tember 26 to Miss Leoma Weaver in the Reformed church at 
Littlestown, Pa. Bro. Ott is pastor of the Reformed church 
at Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Lehigh — The engagement of John McCleary, Jr., '04, to 
Miss Minnie A. Kramlich, of Allentown, Pa., has been an- 
nounced. Bro. McCleary is employed by the Turner Con- 
struction Co., of New York City. 

Indiana — At the sixty-first annual convocation of the grand 
chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the state of Indiana, held 
at Indianapolis in October, Philemon H. Clugston, '85, was 
elected grand high priest of that body. 


Lansing and Michigan — The American Magazine for Janu- 
ary contains an article by Ray Stannard Baker, '93, entitled 
**An Extraordinary Experiment in Brotherhood — The Theo- 
sophical Institution at Point Loma, California." 

Illinois — H. S. Piatt, '92, is superintendent of the public 
schools at Coshocton, Ohio. The Scroll has recently been 
favored with a pamphlet entitled, ''intermittent Cerebra- 
tion," containing a number of excellent poems by him. 

Amherst — F. P. Christensen, ex-'o7, who has been in the 
law business in Worcester, Mass., was given a rousing send- 
off in the form of a banquet by his business friends early in 
January. He has left for Seattle, Wash., where he will open 
a law office. 

Dartmouth — Lewis H. Blanchard, '97, will soon be mar- 
ried to Miss Alice Holton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George 
D. Holton, of Chicago. Bro. Blanchard is the manager of 
the Chicago branch of Hapgood*s. He is a very active mem- 
ber of the Chicago alumni club. 

Indiana — John VV. Foster, ^55, is the author of A Cen- 
tury of American Diplomacy," * 'American Diplomacy in the 
Orient," and **The Practice of Diplomacy as Illustrated in 
the Foreign Relations of the United States." The latter has 
recently been issued by Houghton, Mifflin & Co., of Boston. 

Vanderbilt — Douglas M. Wright, '04, was married on No- 
vember 17 to Miss Margaret Fall, step-daughter of the late 
Judge Thomas H. Malone, of Nashville, Tenn. Bro. Wright 
is paying teller of the First National Bank of Nashville. He 
was the delegate of Tennessee Alpha to the New York conven- 
tion in 1902. 

Columbia — That control of the Mercantile National Bank 
of New York City had passed from the hands of Edwin 
Gould and the interest he represents to those of F. A. 
Heinze, '89, was shown at the election of directors, in Janu- 
ary, when Bro. Heinze and a kinsman were among the new 
directors chosen. 

Vanderbilt — Drew Pruit, '80, has removed from Fort Worth, 
Texas, to Los Angeles, Cal., and is a member of the law firm 
of Morton and Pruit, 61 1-6 15 Germain Building. Bro. 
Pruit is an able and successful lawyer. His son. Drew Pruit, 
Jr,, is a member of Texas Beta, of which chapter his father 
was one of the founders. 


i i 

Knox — Benner X. Smith, prominent in Mormon church 
circles in Salt Lake City, is at the Angelus," says the Los 
Angeles Examiner, It is quite evident that the news of the 
recent election in Utah has spread to southern Califoriiia. — 
Salt Lake Herald. Bro. Smith is not a Morman but is a 
member of the Utah senate. 

Butler and Indiana — C. L. Goodwin, '83, whose residence 
is in Indianapolis, is president of the Blue Jay Lumber Co., 
at Blue Jay, near Raleigh, W. Va., a concern with a capac- 
ity of 70,000 feet daily. He also has extensive lumber in- 
terests about Greenwood, Miss. He has attended every na- 
tional convention in the last ten years. 

Brown — N. M. Wright, ^89, is judge of the police. court 
of Providence, R. I., and also secretary of the Republican 
state central committee. A. T. Swift, Ph. D., '89, is in- 
structor in the English high school at Providence. Jeremiah 
Holmes, '02, is industrial secretary of the Y. M. C. A. at 
Bridgeport, Conn. His address is 363 John street. 

Dickinson — Rev. Dr. J. Frederick Heisse, '86, presiding 
elder of the west Baltimore district of the M. E. church, has 
been chosen editor of the Baltimore Methodist. This is the 
second time he has been editor of that paper, having resigned 
the editorship in 1897 to take charge of a large pastorate. 
He will continue as presiding elder, being assisted on the pa- 
per by an associate editor. 

Vanderbilt — Harvey C. Alexander, '95, has been appoint- 
ed adjutant-general of the state of Tennessee to fill the va- 
cancy caused by the election of his predecessor to the state 
railroad commission. Bro. Alexander has been assistant ad- 
jutant general for nearly four years. He was a captain in 
the Fourth Tennessee Infantry and saw service in Cuba after 
the Spanish-American war. 

Case — A balloon has been ordered by the United States gov- 
ernment for use by the war department in experimental work. 
The balloon will be of regulation type, but unusually large, 
capable of holding 80,000 cubic feet of gas. It will be con- 
structed in this city. The order came from Captain Charles 
de F. Chandler of the war department. The balloon will be 
finished within ninety days. 

California — Perry T. Tompkins, '92, C. C. Young, '92, and 
Elmer I. Rowell, ^97, have all resigned their positions in the 


San Francisco high school and are now associated in busi- 
ness with Duncan McDuffie, '99, in the Mason-McDuffie Co. 
of Berkeley, a corporation which is handling large under- 
takings in the way of the development of new additions to 
the college town, now grown to a population of some 40,000 

Lombard— 'Wi^ funeral of Rev. Lucien J. Dinsraore, pas- 
tor for a number of years of the Church of Our Father 
(Universalist) was held this afternoon. The body was taken 
for burial to Dewitt, Iowa. Mr. Dinsmore died yesterday 
at his home, 2155 North Ashland avenue. He was born in 
Bloomington, 111., fifty-five years ago. He is survived by a 
widow and an unmarried daughter. — Chicago Evening Post^ 
December 10, 1906. 

Case and Pennsylvania — Bro. Clinton D. Hoyt, '98, one 
of our affiliate club members, in notifying us of his change of 
address to Mexico City, writes: '*I came down here and took 
charge of the Gold Electrolytic Refinery for the National 
Metal Co. Found some Phis of course. The man in charge 
at night is C. A. Bohn, Washington, '92, associate editor of 
the song book, and H. P. Lewis, '96, DePauiv, Purdue and 
Cornell, is the general manager. *' — Phi Delta Theta News of 
the Philadelphia alumni club. 

DePauw — Rev. A. S. Preston, '89, pastor of the First M. 
E. church of Wabash, Ind., one of the most prominent mem- 
bers of the north Indiana conference, and well known as a 
lecturer, is a strong advocate of a legislative enactment to re- 
quire legal publications of betrothals six months before wed- 
dings. Such public betrothals, he believes, would eradi- 
cate the evil of sudden, ill-considered marriages, and would 
do away with elopements and clandestine nuptials, and, he 
believes, there is no other solution. 

Vermont — Prof. F. S. Grow, '91, has been voted the de- 
gree of master of pedagogy by the New York University 
council. He is about to receive the degree of doctor of 
philosophy from New York University. He is teaching 
algebra in the DeWitt Clinton High School, in New York, 
and also is teaching geometry and trigonometry in the East 
Side Evening High School. As a result of his labor in the 
evening school last year, he received a rating of 98.5 per cent 
and was this year asked to take charge of the advanced math- 


Kansas — At a meeting of the regents of the University of 
Kansas, a proposition was presented to the board by Chan- 
cellor Strong to ask Andrew Carnegie for money with which 
to build a fine arts building on the campus. On motion of 
William Allen White, 'oo, a member of the board, the pro- 
posal was voted down. Twenty Years of the Republic,*' 
1885- 1905, by Harry Thurston Peck, quotes from Brother 
White's famous editorial written ten years ago, "What's the 
Matter with Kansas?" Bro. White has contributions in re- 
cent issues of Mc duress and the American Magazine, 

Vermont — Arthur B. Gilbert, '89, has been appointed ad- 
vertising manager of the Myron C. Clark Publishing Co., of 
New York and Chicago. In the past three years Bro. Gil- 
bert has been assistant business manager of The Railway Age^ 
of Chicago, and he was previously for twelve years in a sim- 
ilar position with Engineering News, of New York. The 
Myron C. Clark Publishing Co., is one of the largest pub- 
lishers of engineering and technical books in the country and 
issues several periodicals, including Engineering Contracting^ 
a weekly journal for the engineer as a builder, and Railway 
Maintenance and Structures, a monthly periodical for railway 

Franklin — E. M. Edwards, '01, superintendent of schools 
at Eaton, Ind., was recently married to Miss Pearl Alexan- 
der of Franklin. R. G. Stott, '03, of Franklin, has recently 
returned from an extended trip over the Santa Fe lines, get- 
ting material for stories of southwestern life. F. N. Thurs- 
ton, '03, who was graduated by the Harvard law school last 
June, will practice his profession in Indianapolis. H. E. 
Tincher, '03, who was married recently, has gone to Char- 
lottesville, Va. A. B. Hall, '04, will graduate from the law- 
school of the University of Chicago this year. R. E. Carter, 
*o6, is teaching in the high school of Shortridge, Ind. A. B. 
Wright, '06, is professor of history in the high school of An- 
derson, Ind. 

Ohio — Carl D. Sheppard, '02, was married to Miss Mar- 
garet Phoebe Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miner Jesse 
Allen, at Akron, Ohio, on December 15. The wedding was 
quite a 4> A affair. It took place at the residence of C. F. 
Beery, '93, city solicitor of Akron. Dr. N. H. Bennett, '99, 
of Pittsburgh, was best man and U. M. McCaughey, '95, also 
was present. The bride wore white and blue, the flowers 



were white carnations, and the name cards at the table bore 
the frateroity's coat-of-arms. The bride is a Wellesley girl, 
and half a dozen of her college chums were present. Bro. 
Sheppardisa member of the staff of the Schripps-McRae Press - 
Association, his assignment being the house of representa- 
tives at Washington. He is secretary of the Washington 
alumni club, and was chairman of the press committee at the 
Washington convention. He contributes the article on the 
pilgrimage to Mount Vernon to this issue of The Scroll. 

Vermont^WoTi. T. C. Cheney, '91, who has for many 
years served as assistant clerk and as clerk of the Vermont 

house of representatives, was elected speaker of that body 

5 that ' 

■ell a 


i i{iving 

very unusual, no person hav- 
ing been thus chosen during 
the previous thirty years. In 
addition, he is the youngest 
person in that period to be 
elected speaker, being only 
thirty-seven years of age. 
This makes his election a 
i;reat honor, especially so, 
in view of the fact that, aside 
f ro m the governor, the 
speaker has more influence 
on legislation than any one 
else. C. H. Hayden. '86 
and S. H. Jackson, '98, arc 
members of the house and 
members of the most im- 
portant committees. Bro 
Jackson has resigned as 
state's attorney in Washing 

wJv™onrHor=^7«!w-^n?™v,V '°" county, in order to give 
ennont Dutc o cuw.nn.Biivfs. ^^^^ attention to his legisla- 
tive duties. A. M. Brown, '07, is assistant sergeant-at- 
arms of the house, while J. N. Harvey, '02. is clerk of the 
committee on revision of bills. V.. C. Mower, '92, has 
been reappointed judge of the municipal court for Burling 
ton, and E. M. Harvey, '96, has been reappointed for Mont- 



Vaniierbill and Virginia — The resignation of J. C. Mc- 

Reynolds, '83, as assistant attorney general of the United 
States, took effect on January 1. He intends to practice 
corporation law in New York City. In his letter to President 
Roosevelt he wrote: It has been an especially appreciated 
privilege to serve under you, and for the generous consider- 
ation which you have at all times shown me I beg to thank 
you with the utmost sincerity." In reply the president wrote: 
The WnirE House, Januahv i, 1907. 
I'>ear Mr. Keynulds: 

I have yonr letter of the 2gth ultimo, and accept your resignalioQ 
as tendered. I cannot let you sever vour conneclion with the service wiih- 
out more than a merely perfunctory word of thanks. 1 have especially ap- 
preciated your connection with my ad mi nisi rat ion. Not merely vour purpose 
and spirit, bu! the efficiency of spirit, have meant very much lo the adniin- 
islration. 1 thank you most heartily for all ;ou have done and i wish vou 
God speed in anv work vou mav hereafter undertake. 

\our friend, 

Thkodobe Roosevelt 

Pennsylvania — The tnarriage of Post Wheeler, '94, to Hal- 
lie Krminie Rives, took place December 19, at Tokio, Japan, 
where both of them were 

of An 



was performed in the 
bassy by Dr. McKim, 
t h e American bishop 
stationed in Japan. The 
bride was given away by 
the ambassador. A Jap- 
anese count, who was a 
chum of Bro. Wheeler at 
Princeton, and who is now 
a member of the house of 
peers, was his best man. 
The attendance of invited 
guests was very large, in- 
cluding many prominent 
Japanese and foreign- 
ers. The presents were 
numerous and elegant. 
For many years Bro. 
Wheeler wrote para- 
graphs for the New York 
Press, under the heading, 
"The Reflections of a 
widely copied in other papers, and 


some of them have been reprinted in book form. He is also 
the author of books of verse. Last summer he was appoint- 
ed second secretary of the embassy at Tokio. He first met 
Miss Rives in 1901, when both were guests on Sir Thomas 
Lipton's steam yacht the Erin, to witness the international 
race between the Shamrock and Columbia. The bride is a 
Virginian, and is widely known as the author of **Hearts 
Courageous," a novel with a great vogue a few years ago. Bro. 
Wheeler did not attend the University of Pennsylvania, but 
is a Princeton man. He was initiated by Pennsylvania 
Zeta, May i, 1901, when, Dr. McCosh having retired as 
president of Princeton, it was expected that fraternities would 
be readmitted there. <^ A intended to get in on the ground 
floor, and accordingly, Post Wheeler and others were initi- 
ated by the U. of Pa. chapter and Phil King by the Lehigh 
chapter. Bro. Wheeler attended the national convention at 
Atlanta in the fall of 189 1. 


2 4> E has entered Randolph-Macon. 

2 !»?, K 2, 2 <I> E and 2 A E have entered Syracuse. 

A K E, having entered Wisconsin, now has 42 chapters. 

Locals at McGill and Toronto are petitioning^ Y. — A T A 
Rainbow . 

T A 2, an engineering society, founded at Syracuse, has 
established a chapter at Lehigh. 

The house of Southern K A at Virginia was burned on Feb- 
ruary 4. It was valued at §15,000 and was insured. 

The local society A E at Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology has been chartered by A X, which now has 25 chap- 

The faculty rules forbidding the joining of fraternities by 
freshmen have been repealed. — Lehigh correspondence A Y 
Quarterly . 

War with Japan now seems inevitable. The Greek-letter 
societies have decided to admit no more Japanese into their 
deep and deadly mysteries. — Washington Post. 

The Harvard chapter of A Y will present this year, as its 
ninth annual dramatic production, *'The Knight of the Burn- 
ing Pestle," by Beaumont and Fletcher, one of the most pop- 
ular of the early Elizabethan plays. 


January 3, 1906, 2 X organized a Philippine alumni chap- 
ter with thirteen members. The ATA alumni association of 
the Far East is now some three years old and has had a very 
healthy and efficient existence — A T A Rainbow. 

The most noticeable movement of the fraternities during 
the past year has been toward the medical department. They 
now fully realize that most desirable material is to be obtained 
from that quarter. — Vanderbilt correspondence, % N Delta, 

From the Beia Theia /^/ we learn that Mr. Clarence F. Birds- 
eye, author of the article on **The Greek-letter Fraternity as 
an Educational Influence," quoted in part and commented on 
editorially in the October Scroll, is a member of the Amherst 
chapter of X 4*. class of '72. 

The editor is advised by the Cornell chapter of 2 A E that the 
ground upon which its chapter house stands is the property of 
the New York Alpha association of 2 A E and does not be- 
long to Cornell University, as stated in the December Scroll, 
quoting from the ATA Rainbow. 

The local chapters of K 2 and 2 A E have sent out a cir- 
cular letter to the other fraternities in the university, calling 
a pan-Hellenic conference to consider the matter of occupy- 
ing houses in a group near the site of the new college build- 
ings. — George Washington correspondence, 2 X Quarterly. 

The number of fraternity men in college this session is 
perhaps a little larger than that of previous years. ^ A 
has 8 members, <I> K 2 14, K 2 13, and K A 12. The ma- 
terial is about picked over, although there may be a few 
additions later in the session. — Randolph-Macon corres- 
pondence, K A Journal for December. 

The DePauw correspondent of the Beta Theta Pi^ writing 
November 8, says: '*We were rather pleasantly surprised 
recently in receiving the minutes of our fraternity meetings 
from 1856 to 1866. These were presented to us through the 
courtesy of <^ F A." The editor adds in a footnote: **Many 
years ago the records of this chapter were stolen by some rival 
fraternity or fraternities. Probably the records returned were 
a part of this lot/' 

There ought to be a cordial welcome extended by all col- 
legians, fraternity men and non-fraternity men, to the debat- 
ing and oratorical organization, A 2 P, founded at Chicago 
last April, and having at present a chapter roll comprising 


Minnesota, where the movement orig:inated, Michigan, North- 
western, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Chicago. 
Only men who have taken part in intercollegiate debating 
and oratorical contests are eligible. — 2 N Delta. 

We are indebted to Bro. O. W. Lange for details of a 
meeting of the pan-hellenic club of Helena, Mont., on No- 
vember 17, when a beefsteak supper was served at the Grandon 
Hotel, the second supper held by the club since it was organ- 
ized a year previous. The number present was 31, represent- 
ing 18 fraternities. The O A representatives were O. W. Mc- 
Connell, Vanderbilt^ '90, and O. W. Lange, Cincinnati, '00. 
It was voted to have another meeting on February 12. 

O A tenders its sincere sympathy to X 4^, because of the 
loss it sustained on December 7, when four of its members 
were burned to death in its Cornell chapter house, and sev- 
eral others were injured. Three firemen were killed by failing 
walls. The building was the finest college fraternity house 
in existence. It was built over twenty-five years ago, at a 
cost of $130,000, but, six or eight years ago, it was bought 
for the chapter by a member of X 4^ in Ithaca, who paid for 
it only $45,000. The insurance was only $25,000. 

The A K E convention met at Springfield, Mass., Novem- 
ber 14-16. Each of the 41 chapters was represented by a 
delegate save those of Virginia and California. A charter 
was granted for a chapter at VV^isconsin. The social features 
were a smoker, a theatre party, a barge ride over the city, a 
lunch at the country club, and a banquet. A K E claims to 
have the largest membership of any fraternity, it originated 
in New England, and Springfield is in the heart of its territory, 
yet, according to the Springfield Republican, the number of 
Dekes at the banquet was only **some 225," in another place 
given as **9ver 200." 

The local Skull and Raven chapter has been petitioning 
ATA. It is not yet announced whether it has been success- 
ful. A K E, A X and 2 X occupy houses. The faculty 
has made offers that are very encouraging to chapters that 
have houses in view, and there will undoubtedly be a de- 
cided change in the fraternity situation very shortly as a re- 
sult. 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. — Lafayette correspondence 2 N Delta ^ quoted in 
ATA Rainbow, 


. Emory has seven fraternities: K A (Southern), 1869; X *, 
1869; O A0, 1871; A T n, 1881; 2 A E, 1881; ATA, 1882; 
2 N, 1884. The Emory correspondent of the 2 N Delta 
writes: *'The number of fraternities here is more than suffi- 
cient. The field is crowded. Our chief rivals are K A and 
4> A 0." The Emory correspondent of the ATA Rainbow 
writes: **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 com- 
promised with this foolish opposition, and this year will pub- 
lish the once fallen Zodiac under the new name of Emorce, '* 

We are the first fraternity here that has actually entered a 
house that it can call home, and, although we are renting it, 
it was built for us, and we feel that it is our own. — W. & L. 
correspondence ATA, Rainbow for November. Fraternities 
have done well at college this year. ATA has a chapter 
house but not as many men as formerly. IT K A, 2 A E, 
O K 2, <^ K 4* and K 2 have done well in numbers. O A 
and 2 X have each a larger chapter than they had last 
year, which is surprising, as they returned only a very few 
men. — W. & L. correspondence, K K Journaliox December. 
A bulletin of Washington and Lee advocates the building of 
fraternity houses on the campus. — K 2 Caduceus. 

This continued growth of the university, together with the 
action of the inter-fraternity council, is aiding the cause of 
fraternities at Nebraska very materially. This inter-fraternity 
council, an organization which was perfected last year, has 
for its object the regulation of 'Vushing" and **pledging" of 
freshmen. Under the provisions of the **rushing" rules fra- 
ternities are not allowed to have **rushing" parties except on 
Friday and Saturday nights. And, further, it is not allowa- 
ble for a fraternity to pledge a freshman until after the mid- 
semester examinations and reports are in, and not even then 
unless he has satisfactorily completed twelve hours of univer- 
sity credit. The fraternities are quite generally living up to 
these provisions, and one of the results is that a higher class 
of fraternity material is being brought out. — Nebraska corres- 
pondence, A Y Quarterly, 

The 2 A E Record recently published a list showing the 
fraternity membership of the present governors of states. 
There was one each in 2 A E, A K E, * A 0. A T Q, * K 2, 
* K 4^, X 4», 4^ Y, Z 4^ and K A (Southern). K 2 expect- 


ed to be in this classification with M. R. Patterson, who is to 
be the next governor of Tennessee. Mr. Patterson's name 
was carried on our catalogues for twenty-five years, but when 
he was ;isked about it he said that Kappa Sig was his first love, 
he was to be a charter member of Kappa at Vanderbilt, but 
there was no one to initiate him, and he was honorably dis- 
charged of all obligations before he became a 4> A — all of 
which is recorded to the chagrin of our fraternity. The 
writer has seen in the chapter minutes where one of the gov- 
ernors, in the above list, and now mentioned for the presi- 
dency, was black-balled by K 2. — K 2 Caduceus. 

The Technical Schools, attached to the Carnegie Institute 
at Pittsburgh were opened in the fall of 1905. An article in 
the Independent says: **Built on a site of 32 acres, donated 
by the city of Pittsburgh, these schools are rapidly growing 
in number and power, and are now furnishing instruction to 
nearly 1,000 pupils in the day and night classes. Nearly 
10,000 young men and women have applied for entrance to 
these schools." The K 2 Caduceus says that, at the opening 
of the schools last fall, the director, Arthur A. Hamerschlag, 
being asked by the students to define his attitude toward 
their proposal to organize Greek-letter fraternities, replied: 
*I am opposed to Greek-letter societies. I am in favor of 
establishing dormitory clubs similar to those of the German 
students. These organizations offer the students all the 
advantages of the Greek-letter societies and eliminate the 
secret character. '' 

Referring to the fact that the Texas and Southwestern 
chapters of the W. W. VV. or Rainbow fraternity refused to 
enter A T A, but joined <I> A instead, in 1886, when the 
other two active chapters of Rainbow, at Mississippi and 
Vanderbilt, united with A T A, the Raitilnnu asserts that **the 
Rainbow chapter at Southwestern University never had a 
chance to come into A T A.'' If the editor of that journal 
has a file of it back for twenty years, and of its predecessor 
the Crescent^ he will find therein plenty of proof that the 
statement of these circumstances, as given in '* The History 
of Phi Delta Theta,'' is entirely correct. It does not stand to 
reason that, when ATA absorbed eight or ten dead Rainbow 
chapters, at such institutions as La Grange College, Erskine 
College, Neophagen College and Chamberlain- Hunt Acad- 
emy, and the alumni of such chapters, as shown in "Baird's 
Manual," as well as in the ATA catalogue — it doesnotstand 


to reason that ATA would have balked at Southwestern, 
where, in 1886, was the livest of the four live chapters of 

Officially hazing in the O K 4^ fraternity is a defunct insti- 
tution, but we presume it would hardly be safe to conclude 
that the practice has fallen entirely into disuse. The foolish- 
ness of the horse-play business was illustrated so recently and 
in such horrible fashion at Kenyon, that it is surprising to 
note that the college fraternities have been discredited — for 
what discredits one Greek-letter society in the public eye dis- 
credits all — by a senseless performance of similar character 
at the University of California. A San Francisco dispatch, 
under date of December ig, says that Floyd E. Allen, a stu- 
dent in the freshman class at Berkeley, lies at home with a 
fractured skull, sustained while running along the roof of the 
Southern K A house, attempting to escape from some of his 
**brothers" who were trying forcibly to duck him in a bathtub. 
His condition is precarious, says the dispatch. We should 
think this incident must have made a happy holiday season 
for the members of the chapter responsible for the accident. 
Why not eliminate all of this sort of idiocy from college fra- 
ternity life?— O K ^ Shieid. 

The fraternities at Wesleyan, Connecticut, are: ^ N 
(locaO, 1837; 4^ Y, 1843; X ^, 1844; A AO, 1856; A K E, 
1867; B © II, 1890; A T A, 1Q04. All of them live in houses, 
and <t> I*? 0, 4^ Y, X 4*, A A <I>, and A K E own their houses, 
while 4> N is building a new three story brick house with 
marble trimmings. There is also another local society, K P 2, 
organized last fall. A Y had a chapter at Wesleyan, 1850-52, 
and A X had a chapter there, 1857-63. Efforts are being 
made to stamp out the new local. According to the New 
York Thnes, K P 2 was organized **to obtain a charter from 
one of the national fraternities, preferably A Y," and: **This 
action has leaked out and the faculty and fraternity men do 
not favor the plan, and have so informed the men who are 
applying for a charter. The faculty seem to consider that 
there are already enough fraternities at Wesleyan." The 
ATA Rainbow says that **the student body" has adopted 
the following: 

Whereas, in our opinion the increase in numbers of the students of Wes- 
leyan University has not been sufficient to justify the formation of a new fra- 

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


Whereas, in our opinion the best interests of the college are best sub- 
served by the strengthening of the already existing fraternities and of a 
strong non-fraternity, democratic organization such as the Commons Club, 
M We desire to place our stamp of disapproval upon the formation of the 
new organization so-called the K P Z. 

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

The semi-centennial convention of 2 A E was held at At- 
lanta December 26-29. ^^ ^^s attended by Col. J. B. Ru- 
dolph, of Pleasant Hill, Ala., 72 years old, the only survivor 
of the eight founders of the fraternity. The report of the 
eminent supreme archon, Mr. W. C. Levere, strongly advo- 
cated the writing and publishing of a fraternity history, and 
also a requirement that every active member purchase a copy 
of any future edition of the fraternity catalogue. 2 A E has 
never had a song book, but Mr. Levere said that, all other 
schemes to obtain songs having failed, **he was the originator 
of a scheme, the outcome of which proved very successful, so 
much so, in fact, that today the manuscript for the 2 A E 
song book is completed, and it contains, without doubt, the 
finest selection of words and music possessed by any fraternity 
in this land. More than this, we have closed the contract 
with the engraver and the work on the book is actually being 
done." The convention granted charters for chapters at 
Syracuse and Indiana. A feature of the convention was the 
publication of The Convention Daily^ a four column sheet of 
news and gossip, the first volume of which was issued during 
the convention at Memphis two years previous. The social 
features were a smoker, a theatre party, a ball, and a banquet. 
Guests at the smoker were presented with souvenir steins 
bearing the letters **2 A E. " The Georgia Tech. chapter was 
given all the pennants used in decoration. Mr. G. D. Kim- 
ball, of Denver, succeeded Mr. Levere as E. S. A. Mr. C. P. 
Wood, of Little Rock, succeeded Mr. Henry Sydnor Harri- 
son, of Richmond, as editor of the Record. Mr. Harrison has 
made that magazine one of the best and most interesting of 
fraternity journals, and we regret that his connection with it 
is severed. 

B ® n was established at Yale in 1892. In the 1905 edi- 
tion of **Baird*s Manual" it was said to be represented **in 
all classes in the academic department," while 4^ Y, A K £, 
A A ^ and Z 4^ were said to be represented **in the junior 
class academic department only." A good many years ago 


the local freshman societies at Yale were abolished and more 
recently the local sophomore societies. * Y, A K E, A A ^ 
and Z 4^ have been junior societies. The goal of all Yale 
men is the local senior societies — Skull and Bones, Scroll 
and Key and Wolf's Head. They are much more restricted 
than the junior societies, which, however, are stepping stones 
to them. A year or two ago the junior societies went down 
into the sophomore class. They act as if there was a con- 
certed agreement between them, and it appears that the list 
of recruits to be bid by each society is approved also by the 
others, so that there is but little, if any, competition, a very 
different manner of spiking men from what prevails any- 
where else. The new men are bid publicly on the campus on 
the same night, just before Thanksgiving. The members, 
dressed in gowns, and each group preceded by a calcium 
light, parade on the campus and select its candidates. This 
is called **calcium night." B © n, desiring to be in the same 
class as the four junior fraternities, and having quit initiating 
freshmen, petitioned the faculty last fall for permission to 
march with the others on the campus on calcium night. This 
was granted, and B n made its initial appearance as a jun- 
ior society in the celebration on November 20. The Yale 
correspondent of the New York Evening Post vfiiie^: 

At present, however, this recognition is merely external. The newly 
made "junior" has not l)een admitted to the campaign agreement with the 
others, and it is probable that some, time will elapse before any action fa- 
vorable to them will be taken. The situation among the societies is one of 
supply and demand. As soon as it is felt that an additional fraternity 
would be for the interests of the college, there is little doubt that the num- 
ber of societies will be increased. Zeta Psi was admitted to the joint agree- 
ment last year, and the results have justified that action, but, for the time 
being at least it is generally felt that there is no room for another fratern- 
ity on the same basis. At the present lime about 150 men in all are elected 
to the four societies from each class by senior year, and until the classes are 
considerably larger, it is doubtful if it will be considered expedient to in- 
crease the number of such elections in a class. 

t (r, 

The article on The Province System," in the October 
Scroll, has been copied by a number of our contemporaries. 
A few of them have called attention to errors. • B n was 
the first fraternity to divide itself into districts, each district 
having a chief assistant secretary. This went into effect at 
the beginning of 1874. ^he Rainbow quotes the proceedings 
of the ATA convention held in May, 1874, to show that that 
fraternity then divided itself into four districts. However, 
each of these districts, instead of having an executive officer 
at its head, had a grand chapter, besides which there was a 
grand chapter for the whole fraternity, and the grand chapter 


system continued in A T A until 1883. The Trident oi AAA 
calls our attention to the fact that the province executive in 
that sorority is called **grand vice president of Alpha pro- 
vince," etc. A Y has adopted the district system. It has 37 
chapters, divided into five districts, called "district I," * dis- 
trict II," etc., each comprising from 2 to 11 chapters, and 
having a president and secretary. The A Y Quarterly is much 
pleased with the workings of the district plan. On the other 
hand, the A K E Quarterly in an editorial disapproves of the 
district system, which, it says, has been adopted by **several 
of the large-membership fraternities." The editorial says: 

While this system may seem to have its advantages, and may even in 
some cases be believed, at first blush, to have been more or less of a success, 
as it is fair to presume it has, judging from the fact that it has been and is 
regularly maintained by several of the numerically large fraternities, yet we 
are decidedly opposed to any such innovation in our case. A K E is pre- 
eminently national: in the abstract, its aims and purposes, ani in the con- 
crete, its territorial domain. 

The O K 4^ Shield quoting further from the A K E Quarterly 

We do not know what the Quarterly means by 'Marge-membership fra- 
ternities," A K E being one of the big ones. And as to apprehensions 
about sectionalism, we can say, after nearly twenty years' experience with 

the district idea, that it is ridiculous Of all the fraternities 

that have adopted the plan, which is only in line with the system of organ- 
ization that prevails in almost every national body of importance, none have 
discarded it, but this fact seems to have no weight with our A K E contem- 
porary. It discovers that such plan must necessarily produce sectionalism, 
and so a * 'pre-eminently national" fraternity like A K E — it has a chapter 
or two west of the Mississippi — must necessarily regard it as both "useless 
and pernicious." .... We have no idea we could convince our friend 
A K E in the face of his preconceived opinions. We assure him, however, 
that up to this date, we have failed to witness "the spectacle of a fraternity, 
or several fraternities rather, within a fraternity." 

The Reeord \^xy courteously explains that when it said of 
the first volume of 2 A E chapter letters, issued in 1906, 
the publication was '*a long step in advance of what any 
other fraternity has yet attempted in this field of work," it 
was unaware that <I> A had issued a book upon exactly 
the same plan a year earlier. Now the Beta Theta Pi sets 
up a claim that B 11 inaugurated the plan many years ago. 
Quoting the editorial on the subject from the October Scroll, 
the Beta magazine says: 

All of which is very interesting to Betas, because, as they know, this 
scheme has been in use in the fraternity since August, l8t)i, some 13 years 
prior to its adoption by 4> A 0, and the bound volume has been issued regu- 
larly every year. The publication of a lx>ok of this kind is an admirable aid 
to the proper administration of the fraternity. B II might just as well 
have credit for it. 


We take it that the editor of the Beta Theta Pi has never 
seen either of the volumes of chapter letters issued by ^ A in 
1905 and 1906 or the volume issued by S A E in 1906. We 
have seen some of the annual editions of B IT chapter let- 
ters. They were issued as numbers of the Beta Theta Pi^ and 
contained very condensed chapter letters, which included the 
list of initiates for the year and active members only. The 
plan of O A has important differences. In the first place, 
the circular letter of each chapter contains its complete roster 
of members, active and alumni, living and dead, and a copy 
of this pamphlet is issued to each of its living alumni. Cor- 
rections in the alumni lists having been made, the letters and 
lists are issued in an entirely new form. The letters in full 
are assembled in the first part of a bound volume, and the 
active and alumni lists in the second part. The second part 
is, therefore, a complete catalogue of the fraternity revised 
every year. Indeed the seventh edition of ^A0's catalogue, 
published in 1906, and reviewed in this Scroll, was printed 
from the same plates as were used for the 1906 volume of 
chapter letters and lists, a residence directory and an alpha- 
betical index being added. This volume contains 8 pages of 
introductory matter, 363 pages of chapter letters (an average 
of 5.2 pages to each of the 69 chapters), and 427 pages of 
membership lists. It also contains 64 illustrations. The 
total makes a book of 806 pages, with which we-think a single 
number of the Beta magazine cannot be compared. We are 
not informed whether latterly a chapter letter is sent to every 
living Beta; if not that makes another difference between the 
method of B IT and that of 4> A 0. We may add that The 
Scroll earnestly desires to give to B U and each of the 
other fraternities the full measure of credit which it deserves. 
In this connection we feel bound to say that B 11 has been 
one of the most enterprising of fraternities, and has intro- 
duced a number of valuable improvements in fraternity ad- 
ministration, as The Scroll has frequently mentioned. 


The honor system has been put in force by the students in 
the college of law of Cornell University. Each student pledges 
himself neither to give nor to receive aid in examinations. 

Syracuse University is just undergoing a wonderful expan- 
sion epoch. It has a new men's dormitory, new Carnegie 
Library, Hall of Natural History, Bowne Hall. of Chemistry 
and Archbold Stadium. 


The University of Maryland, which, however, is not a state 
institution, celebrates its centennial this year. It has law, 
medical, dental and pharmaceutical departments in Baltimore, 
and it has just affiliated St. John's College, of Annapolis, as 
its academic department. 

The past football season was marked by several intersec- 
tional games, notably Michigan vs. Pennsylvania, North 
Carolina vs. Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt vs. Michigan and Col- 
orado vs. Indiana. — 2 A E Record. Vanderbilt also played 
the Carlisle Indians and beat them. 

The anti-combination agreement, by which the students of 
Williams bind themselves to enter into no agreements of 
mutual support in undergraduate elections, has been ratified. 
It has been signed by authorized representatives of the 
twelve fraternity chapters, and by four-fifths of the non- 
fraternity undergraduates. The agreement went into effect 
January 10, 1907, and is to be binding until January 10, 1908. 

It was announced on December 31, that John D. Rocke- 
feller had given the University of Chicago $2,917,000, bring- 
ing his total benefaction to the institution up to the sum of 
$21,416,921.91. On January 7, the trustees of the university 
announced that he would further enrich it with a gift, proba- 
bly of $3,000,000, as a fund for pensioning old retired pro- 
fessors. Mr. Rockefeller decided upon this pension fund im- 
mediately upon the announcement that the University of 
Chicago had been excluded from sharing in the benefits of 
the $10,000,000 pension fund of the Carnegie Foundation for 
the Advancement of Teaching, on the ground that it was a 
denominational institution. The university's independent 
fund will make possible substantially greater allowance to aged 
professors than would come from the Carnegie Foundation. 

Of the 161 Rhodes scholars at Oxford, 79 come from the 
United States, 71 from the British colonies, and 11 from Ger- 
many. Though the Americans number nearly half, they do 
not take half the scholarship prizes. The great majority of 
academic distinctions have been achieved by colonial stu- 
dents, says the London Timts, adding that the probable rea- 
son why Americans, in spite of their greater numbers, fail to 
keep up with them is * 'probably because the prospect of com- 
ing to Oxford to study appeals less to American students, 
and the competition is consequently less keen.'' However, in 
athletics Americans more than hold their own, and the Times 
mentions athletic honors won by four Americans: P. M. 


Young, H. Sutton, W. E. Schutt and A. M. Stevens. Mr. 
Rhodes's desire was that the Rhodes scholars should take 
part in every aspect of Oxford life; and the earlier doubts 
about the new elements getting on with the old are said to be 
entirely dissipated. In a few colleges, says the Times, "the 
Rhodes scholars may possibly tend to keep together a little, 
especially the Americans, but not more so than Etonians or 
Harrovians or Wykehamists, while in the great majority of 
cases they become completely absorbed in the ordinary body 
of under-graduates. " P. M. Young, mentioned above, one 
of our South Dakota petitioners, will return to the United 
States in July and will then be initiated into ^ A ®. He is a 
brother of Earle M. Young, reporter of the South Dakota 

In March, 1902, John I). Rockefeller, gave to trustees, 
called a general education board, $1,000,000 for the promo- 
tion of education in the southern states. On June 30, 1905, 
he gave the board ;Jio, 000,000 in securities, the principal to 
be held in perpetuity as a foundation for education, the in- 
come above expenses of administration to be distributed to 
or used for the benefit of such institutions of learning as the 
board might deem best adapted to promote a comprehensive 
system of higher education in the United States. From the 
income of the Jit,ooo,ooo» conditional subscriptions have 
already been made to 18 colleges in Virginia, North Carolina, 
South Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, 
Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania, amounting to a 
total of $1,077,500. As a condition of receiving these gifts, the 
colleges are raising the further total sum of $3,262,500. On 
February 5, 1907, Mr. Rockefeller added to the $11,000,000 
the prodigious sum of $32,000,000, the largest single gift, 
the board says, made by *'a man in the history of the race 
for any social or philanthropic purpose." The board an- 
nounces that it has adopted these principles for its guidance: 

To co-operate sympathetically and helpfully with the several religioas 
denominations; to select as far as practicable centers of population and 
wealth as the permanent pivots ot an educational system; to mass its gifts 
on endowment. It is the judgment of the board that since the several 
Christian communions give so much attention to the promotion of higher 
education, such an agency ready at hand should receive the board's heartiest 

No gifts from this great fund are to be given to state edu- 
cational institutions. It is said that the board now has appli- 
cations from 250 colleges for aid, and that in the archives of 
the board is a history of every college in the United States, 
showing its endowment, income and other details, also a map 



marked with pins of various colors, showing the standing of 
the institutions. On February 7 the board made appropria- 
tions to five institutions, $125,000 to Wabash, ^125,000 to 
Wooster and ^50,000 to Lafayette. 


Bro. S. K. Ruick, librarian, wishes a copy of the supple- 
ment of The Scroll for December, 1891, also a copy of Vol. 
Ill, No. 3 of the Palladium. 

^ ^ ^ ^ 

Success Magazine has organized 'The People's Lobby,** 
which it is intended will furnish correct information regard- 
ing the doings legislative at Washington, I). C. Among the 
men prominently interested in the movement are these Phis: 
Ray Stanard Baker, William Allen White and Robert M. 
Allen, past president of Oamma province. 

Nine Phis in the employ of the VV^estern Electric Company 
in Chicago, met at the '^Monroe" on Friday, December 7th, 
and organized a lunch club. Those present were Brothers 
Cutler and Johnson of Illinois, Wolff of Northwestern, Jan- 
sen of Lombard, Jones of Purdue, Fairman of Nebraska, 
Upmeyer of Michigan, Earl of Chicago and Liscombof Dart- 
mouth. The club will meet at 12:30 Friday noons and will 
welcome all Phis to its festive board. 

The latest alumni club to adopt the fraternity luncheon 

custom is that at Nashville, where the last catalogue shows 

there are 85 Phis. The following circular letter was issued 

to them last month: 

Nashvillk, Tenn., January ii» 1907. 
To Alumni and Active Members of Tennessee Alpha and Other 

Fratres in Urhe: 

Greeting — This is to inform you that on the second and fourth Fridays of 
each month **until forbidden," at half past the twelve spot, in the lobby 
of the Duncan Hotel, there will be a gathering of fairly good fellows, who 
will spend one hour only in discussion of luncheon and of such topics and 
happenings of mutual interest as may suggest themselves. 

Incidentally some may renew fellowships which span the trifle of a quar- 
ter of a century. To others it may merely seem that long. At any rate 
there will be a good time, provided you bring it with you. Our host of the 
Duncan will do the rest. 

In order to put yourself en rapport^ merely drop an insignificant half 
simoleon with the manly figure at the desk, who returns to you the slip 
which guarantees your personal character and social standing to the monitor 


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al the dining room door, and signifies yout creden 
today's lancheon eighteen of the cagnosiriiti were 

The affair, which has long been a 
was approved and ratified hy the selc 
eiplaina our utiting. Kor the rest you will have lo attend lo be made v. 
Next meeting on January 25. No proiies; no eicuses; simply come; o 
come simply and leave wiselv. Yours in the Bond, 

Attrkii E. Howki.1., '81, Presideni. 

Habbv S. Vaui^hn, '94, Secretary. 

Bro. DeWitt informs us that 37 Phis were present on Jan 

The Indianapolis Alumni club is a. very active organization, 
holding luncheons weekly and maintaining a number of active 
committees, among them one whose duty is to visit members 
who are ill. 

The Pittsburgh alumni club meets for luncheon every Friday 
at Hotel Henry. Much interest is already being manifested 
by the Pittsburgh Phis in anticipation of the national conven- 
tion to be held in that city under the auspices of the club, 
Thanksgiving week 1908. 

The New York alumni club has issued invitations for its 
mid-winter smoker to be held at the club house, 565 West 1 13th 
street, February g. 


Detroit. Mich. 





cA Few Enlightening Points 
on (Advertisements 

1i Few magazines are self-supporting without ad- 

1[ Advertisements represent money paid out of 
pocket by business men for the purpose of bring- 
ing their wares to the attention of the public. 

• The magazine which brings in the returns is the 
one that gets the advertisements. 

IT Business men identify good advertising mediums 
mainly through buyers mentioning where they saw 
the advertisement. 

1 If The Scroll is to be self-supporting instead 
of being supported by the members, it can be done 
by making it a good advertising medium, and the 
class of advertisers we can reasonably hope to at- 
tract are those who deal in men's wear or supplies 
generally for men. 

1 We have entered on a campaign to make The 
Sc^KOLL a tirst-class advertising medium. When 
you want anything to wear, look in The Scroll 
and order through Scroll advertisers and state 
that you are ordering because of the advertisement 
in The Scroll. 

^ An advertisement in The Scroll is practically a 
guarantee of the excellence of the goods advertised 
and if you buy from these advertisers you arie 
getting the best goods in the market and you are 
benefitting Phi Delta Theta. 


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Vol, XXXL APRIL, 1907. No. 4 


When the Washington Convention unanimously and enthusi- 
astically elected John H. DeWitt to the presidency of the 
Phi Delta Theta fraternity, it not only appropriately recognized 
faithful and efficient service rendered unselfishly for many 
years, but it showed wisdom in selecting as chief executive a 
man who possesses every qualification for the office. 

John Hibbett DeWitt was born in Sumner County, Ten- 
nessee, September 21 1872, and has spent almost his entire 
life in his native State. His father Rev. M. B. DeWitt was 
also a college man and a Greek having been a member of 
A A ^ at Cumberland University. His mother's maiden name 
was Mary Hibbett. 

Bro. DeWitt was educated in the public schools, in Mont- 
gomery Bell Academy, Nashville and in Vanderbilt University 
from which he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 
1894. While in college Bro. DeWitt was Editor-in-chief of 
the Vanderbilt Hustler the college weekly and represented his 
University in the Southern Intercollegiate Oratorical contest 
in 1894. He was initiated into Tennessee Alpha on January 
3, 1891 and during his active membership was chapter reporter, 
chapter president and delegate to the Indianapolis Convention 
in May 1894. He was also a member of the building com- 
mittee which erected the Tennessee Alpha Chapter house in 
1892 — the first in the fraternity to be erected on ground owned 
by a chapter. 

For two years after graduation from college Bro. DeWitt 
taught school and thereafter attended the law school of 
Columbian (now (jeorge Washington) University at W^ashing- 
ton, D. C. receiving the degree of bachelor of laws in June 
1897. While in law school he became a member of the 4> A ^ 
legal fraternity. In the ten years which have elapsed since 
Bro. DeWitt completed his law course, he has become one of 
the leading lawyers of Nashville, having been engaged in some 
of the most important litigation in the State. 

Although his professional duties have made heavy demands 
upon his time and energy, he has found time to serve his city, 
always taking an active interest in public affairs, especially 
municipal government. He was a member of the Nashville 


City Council from 1899 to 1901 and is now serving a three 
year term as a member of the municipal Board of Education. 
He was one of the framers of the Charter of Nashville which 
was adopted in 1899 and was the author of a legislative act 
which drove the saloons out of sixty towns in Tennessee. 

Bro. DeVVitt declined election to the present State Senate 
and more recently declined to become a candidate for the 
office of Mayor of Nashville although strongly urged by the 
best people of his city. 

Bro. DeWitt was formerly a member of the Cumberland 
Presbyterian Church but became a Presbyterian when these 
churches united. In the litigation which has resulted from this 
union in many states Bro. De Witt has been retained as counsel 
for the unionists. 

In November 1899 Bro. DeWitt married Miss Rebecca 
Ward daughter of the late Dr. W. E. Ward founder of the 
young ladies seminary in Nashville which bears his name. 
They have two sons, — Ward, and John H. DeWitt, Jr. 

Bro. DeWitt's career as an official in the fraternity dates 
from the Columbus Convention of 1898 when he was appointed 
President of Beta Province. 

From November 1900 to January 1904 he was Treasurer of 
the General Council; from January 1904 to November 1906^ 
Reporter of the General Council and Editor and Manager of 
the Scroll 2iXiA Palladium; since November 1906, President of 
the General Council. The last four national conventions have 
unanimously elected Bro. DeVVitt to one General Council 
position or another and so faithfully and efficiently has he 
discharged the duties of the various offices and so greatly has 
he endeared himself to Phis throughout the country that it will 
be long before they will willingly permit him to retire from 
official life. An incident of the Washington convention illus- 
trates the esteem in which our P. G. C. is held by his fellow- 
townsmen. When his name was mentioned as a presidental 
candidate an enterprising Washington correspondent for a 
Nashville paper wired the news to his paper. Immediately 
telegrams began to arrive from his Nashville admirers com- 
mending Bro. De Witt in the highest terms. 

His earnest devotion to duty, his wisdom and tact, his 
energy and enthusiasm, his urbanity and dignity and above all 
his character as a gentleman and a scholar pre-eminently fit 
John Hibbett DeWitt to stand at the head of our beloved 
fraternity and to stand as our representative before other 
fraternities and in the eyes of the world. 




On the night of the i8th of December, 1906, the Tridentia 
Society at the University of South Dakota ceased to exist 
For near!}- seven years the people of Vermillion had known of 
the Tridentia, and by reason of the hij;h character of its mem- 
bers and its importance in University affairs it had become the 
most prominent orEani/ation in the college town. Vermillion, 
where the University of South Dakota is located, is an ideal 

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home for a College. Small enough to make scholastic affairs 
the most important things in the life of the average citizen, yet 
it is large enough to have all the comforts and conveniences 
of a small city. Located high on the hills which lie on the 
north bank of the Missouri, the town overlooks the far reach- 
ing fields and meadows of the richest river valley on the con- 
tinent. Early in the history of the west, energetic and intelli- 
gent men and women settled in and around the town, and the 
prosperity of the country and of the people is shown in the 
substantial and often elegant homes of the citizens. 


It was in this typical College community, made up of Col- 
lege bred men and women, nearly all of them from the north 
central states, that the Tridentia society lived. In observing 
the ideals and work of the Tridentia men, the Alumni of other 
institutions felt that they renewed their own youth. Step by 
step the Tridentia grew steadily stronger until finally they built 
a house, worth conservatively ^12,000.00. Having reached 
an assured position in the University, membership in it being 
the summum bonum of every freshman, yet on the night of 
December iSth 1906, Tridentia died a violent death. In spite 
of its prominence and of the place it held in the affections of 
the College and town, no one mourned its decease for when 
Tridentia became a memory the South Dakota Alpha of Phi 
Delta Theta was born. When the Tridentia men who were at 
the National convention at Washington telegraphed the favor- 
able result of the vote to Vermillion the town and College re- 
joiced with the Tridentia and when the initiating party arrived 
on the ground it seemed that every citizen took particular pains 
to welcome them. 

Owing to previous engagements Richard Henry Little, Presi- 
dent of Zeta province, was unable to be at the installation. 
However five Phis from a distance, viz. Charles F. Lamkin 
Missouri Beta '99, H. G. C, Frederick R, Cowles Kansas 
Alpha '06, Vice President of Zeta province, Robert H. Mun- 
ger, Iowa Beta '99, Albert O. Wakefield, 111. Zeta '95 and 
J. H. Origen S. Dean, Ohio Epsilon '94 together with Bro. 
Perrett (lault of Washington Alpha '07 (son of the president of 
the University and a member of the junior law class) made a 
sufficient party to properly install the new chapter. 

The actual initiation and installation took nearly all of 
Monday night December 18, and most of the following day. 
The installing party took charge of the house, exorcised the 
spirit of Tridentia from it and dedicated it to Phi Delta Theta. 
When the ceremonies which ushered South Dakota Alpha into 
the fraternity world were completed there were twenty three 
new Phis to start out in enthusiastic work for the fraternity. 

The installiiig party had but little time for social affairs yet 
a dinner and a dance had been arranged by the new chapter 
and were both most enjoyable affairs. The dinner was given 
in the house, on Monday night, just before the initiations 
began; while the dance was held at the University Armory, 
an ideal place, on Tuesday night, this being the first social 
function of the new born chapter. 

No Phi who visits Vermillion will long be left in doubt as 


to his being a welcome guest if he but let his presence be known. 
Being the first fraternity to enter this University, Phi Delta 
Theta has established itself in a position from which it can 
never be supplanted. The rapidly growing state is proud of 
its University, and the fraternity has shown its wisdom in 
entering another state University, destined to advance con- 
tinually in wealth and influence. As first fruit of his enthusi- 
asm Bro. O. W Thompson, one of the state Senators devoted 
his energies for the University to such good purpose that the 
income for the institution for the next two years will be more 
than double that of the last biennium while in addition two 
new buildings will be erected at once. 

With confidence South Dakota Alpha begins its life and 
takes its place in the fraternity. 

Charles F. Lamkin, H. G. C. 


The early settlers of South Dakota were men who believed 
in religion and education. They sought to perpetuate the 
former by establishing churches in every village and hamlet 
that sprang up on the wide prairies, and long before the means 
existed to build church edifices, flourishing church organiza- 
tions were found everywhere. In few of the states of the union 
is there so deep and fervent a religious spirit as is to be found 
in the Sunshine State. In like manner the early settlers showed 
their conviction of the needs of education; school houses 
sprang up like magic every where as soon as the prairie soil 
was broken, and the school was coeval with the corn fields. 
No sooner had settlement fairly begun than the conviction 
prevailed that higher education must be provided for. Accord- 
ingly the first territorial legislature passed an act in 1861 
establishing the University of Dakota. This organic act located 
it in the city of Vermillion on lot four of section twenty-four 
in township ninety-two. A second act passed the next legis- 
lature fully providing for the organization of the institution, 
its government and management, and establishing five depart- 
ments, viz., Science, Literature and the Arts, Law, Medicine, 
Theory and Practice of Teaching, and Agriculture. Active 
measures were taken to secure a land grant from Congress, the 
result of which is to be seen in the 86, 000 acres of land which are 
now the property of the institution. Long years passed with- 
out active measures being taken to carry out the provisions of 
these and other acts of the legislature. Life was too strenuous, 



andthegrowthof the population too slow to enable the material 
foundations of the school to be laid. At length by act of Con- 
gress in is8i large granis of land were made to several West- 
ern territories, among them Dakota, for the purpose of estab- 
lishing Universities in each of them. Public spirited citizens 
of Vermillion now saw that the time had come for action and 
at once proceeded to raise money by vote of the County to 
erect a suitable building and to set in motion the regular 
machinery of a school. They then applied to the legislature 








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for appropriations. This once secured, there only remained 
the regular development of the institution consonant with the 
growth of the state. The University has gone through the 
usual difficulties — external and internal— to emerge in the end, 
a regularly organized Institution with the College of Arts and 
Sciences, the College of Law, the school of Business and the 
Department of I-^ngineering fully equipped and in successful 
operation. It has gone through flood and fire, has survived 
grasshoppers and all the ills that a new state is heir to, has had 


its powers tested by all sorts of trial and tribulations until to- 
day it bids fair to enter upon a course of unparalleled success. 
When first organized it was scarcely more than a prepara- 
tory school, and for several years of its existence little more 
could be claimed for it. Its history may be briefly stated. 
The epochs of its existence are: first, the development of the 
preparatory school into a college. This was accomplished 
during the first eight years of its existence and under the Presi- 
dency of Doctor Olson the college was finally and definitely 
established. The second step was the building up and strength- 
ening of the college. This took the next ten years and then 
only the further development of the University proper was 
left. With the coming of the Law School in 1901 the work 
was done. The C'ollege of Music had been one of the first 
provided for in the acts of incorporation, and this has now 
become an institution widely recognized for the excellence of 
its work and the proficiency of its graduates. The College of 
Law has also attained h sure footing and its graduates are 
easily taking first place wherever they establish themselves. 
A School of Commerce is largely attended and is fitting young 
men and women for business life, the course now being a 
regular four years college course on a par with that of any 
other department. The College of Arts and Sciences is also 
doing successful work and the young men and women who 
have graduated from it are giving an excellent account of 
themselves in the various walks of life. The equipment of the 
University is growing with each year. The main building is 
a large stone structure built of Sioux Falls granite and contains 
the offices of administration, the lecture rooms for the language 
departments, law, music and art. A large and commodious 
armory and Gymnasium has lately been added. This affords 
also room for public gatherings and social entertainments. 
It is an artistic structure of brick and granite and is easily the 
handsomest building on the campus. 

Science Hall contains the laboratories and lecture rooms of 
the Science Departments, a commodious assembly room and 
the workshops of the Engineering School. Built for use rather 
than for ornament, it is rare that the same amount of working 
space has been obtained for the same amount of money by any 
school. Here the science departments are comfortably housed 
and with their large equipments are able to do work excelled 
by none. 

East Hall or Ladies' Dormitory is now in process of recon- 
struction. When completed it will give accommodation to 



nearly a hundred young ladies and give them all the comforts 
and conveniences of home. The College of Law will ask for 
a home of its own this winter, and if it shall be granted, as 
is confidently believed, the University will need only a library 
building to be thoroughly equipped for its work. 

Located at Vermillion, a small town in the Southeastern 
part of the State, the University has some advantages above 
the other institutions of its kind. If it lacks the advantages 
offered by a large city, it also is free from the temptations and 
dangers incident thereto. There has been no saloon in Ver- 
million for twenty years and with the present temper of the 
people, there will be none for twenty years to come. Its 
location on the Vermillion river affords abundant facilities for 
rowing, fishing and skating, while the picturesque bluffs of the 
Western shores of the Missouri, only a few miles away make 
a fitting back ground for the beautiful valley which spreads 
between. Nature has been lavish in her outlay, and few places 
can vie with the natural beauty of scenery here. 

John W. Raish. 


Tridentia was organized November 25th, 1899, by eighteen 
young men of the University of South Dakota. The organiza- 
tion was effected primarily for the purpose of petitioning some 
leading Greek Letter P'raternity to establish a chapter at the 
University. A year was spent in becoming more or less 
familiar with several of the best class of fraternities, and in 
making a choice among these. 

After thorough consideration, such choice was made, and 
with the co-operation of Robert H. Munger, Iowa Beta, of 
Sioux City, Iowa, the South Dakota petition was first brought 
to the attention of Mr. Wm. H. Raymond of Lincoln, Nebr., 
then President of Zeta Province, early in the year 1901. 
Messrs. Raymond and .Munger made the University a visit of 
investigation in March, 1901, as a result of which a formal 
petition and bulletin was placed before the Fraternity April 
18, 1901. Endorsements by Iowa Beta and Nebraska Alpha 
were incorporated in this bulletin. A vote of chapters upon 
the petition resulted adversely. 

In November, 1902, the petitioners were visited by Frank 
J. R. Mitchell, S. G. C, and shortly thereafter the second 
bulletin was issued. Tridentia was represented at the New 
York convention by M. L. Thompson, *o2, and ('. K. Snyder, 
'04. On that occasion a charter was again denied. 


An official visit of investigation was paid the petitioners by 
President Charles F. Lamkin, of Zeta Province, February 21 
and 22, 1904. After a thorough investigation, such encourage- 
ment was given by president Lamkin that the petitioners con- 
tinued their efforts with increased enthusiasm. 

The next opportunity for presenting the petition for official 
action was afforded by informal C'onvention of Zeta Province, 
held at Lindenwood College, St. Charles, Mo., July 14, 1904. 
The petitioners were represented by O. W. Thompson, '93, 
and J. W. Raish, '05; the South Dakota petition receiving the 
unanimous endorsement of the delegates from the 9 chapters 
of the Province which were represented at the Convention. 

At the Indianapolis Convention, on which occasion South 
Dakota was represented by O. W. Thompson, M. L. Thomp- 
son, and J. W. Raish, the petition failed to receive the vote 
of Zeta Province and no action was taken by the Convention. 
The spirit of determination on the part of the petitioners was 
such however, that they refused to recognize in this post- 
ponement a final defeat, but sought the earliest opportunity 
of again bringing the petition before the fraternity. This 
opportunity was offered by the Zeta province Convention at 
Des Moines, in May, 1906, at which time Kenneth Sawyer, 
O. W. Thompson and J. W. Raish appeared on behalf of the 

During the year 1906 Tridentia was visited and inspected 
by Albert O. Wakefield, Iowa Beta, of Sioux City, Mr. and 
Mrs. Charles F. Lamkin, Roy A. Campbell, Missouri Gamma, 
S. M. Vance and Joseph Michaels, Minnesota Alpha. \V. B. 
Palmer was also a visitor at Vermillion during the Summer of 
this year. 

The South Dakota petitioners were represented at the recent 
Washington Convention by O. W. Thompson, M. L. Thomp- 
son, D. W. Sullivan and J. W. Raish, the long struggle for 
recognition terminating most happily at this time by the 
chartering of Tridentia as South Dakota Alpha of Phi Delta 

Tridentia*s career as a local organization has been character- 
ized by a gradual development along recognized and approved 
fraternity lines, both as to ideals and realities. During the 
first two years of its existence, the Society was nicely quartered 
in a suite of four rooms in the old Baptist Church Building, 
which was remodeled for the purpose. In 1902-3 a twelve 
room house was rented and occupied by the members. 

The members of Tridentia incorporated, according to the 


laws of the State, under the name of Tridentia Chapter House 
Association, April 20, 1904. The object of the corporation, 
as set forth in its Articles, is **to construct a house for the use 
of said Society, enable said Society to take and hold real 
estate and personal property for its own use and benefit, and 
to buy, sell, lease and control the same, to loan its own money, 
borrow money and issue its obligations thereof, etc." 

Although the two organizations were separate and distinct, 
every active member and alumnus of Tridentia became a 
member of the Chapter House Association and each Tridentia 
initiate was also required to become a member of the corpora- 
tion by subscribing I50, which sum might be paid in cash or 
by ten notes of $5 each, payable one each year, and bearing 
interest at 7 per cent. 

Through the material assistance of O. W. Thompson, funds 
for building and furnishing the house were immediately avail- 
able, and the work of construction was begun in May, 1904. 
The house was formally opened December 20, 1904, on which 
occasion the entire University and many of Tridentia's friends 
among the townspeople were received. 

The site is a very desirable corner, one block from the 
University Campus. It consists of two lots with a frontage 
of 92 feet on one street and 144 feet on the other, with an 
alley at the rear. 

The house is modern in every detail, 36x52 feet, three 
stories and full basement, containing twenty-two rooms. It 
is designed specially for a chapter house and will comfortably 
house twenty-four men. There are also suitable apartments 
for matron and servants. The value of the property is 1 1 2,000, 
the total indebtedness to which it is at present subject being 
a mortgage of $5,700, which is held by C). W. Thompson. 
In the matter of building a chapter house, Tridentia was much 
more fortunate than the average college chapter, in that the 
assistance of an alumnus enabled the Society to build its house 
first and pay for it afterwards. 

During the seven years of its existence, Tridentia has 
initiated fifty-two iren, including the charter members, and 
has elected twenty-one to honorary membership, all but one 
of whom are prominent alumni of the University. The excep- 
tion is Robert H. Munger of Sioux City, Iowa Beta '99 whose 
tireless efforts on behalf of the South Dakota petition, from 
its very inception, Tridentia was desirous of acknowledging. 

Although the oldest of the alumni have been out of college 
less than six years, many have already attained positions of 


prominence in South Dakota and other states, and all have 
always been intensely loyal to the Society and its interests. 

During the long pendency of Tridentia's petition, a strong 
spirit of loyalty and true fraternalism was engendered, which 
spirit is transmitted to South Dakota Alpha as the new chap- 
ter's most valuable inheritance. John W. Raish. 


West of the Great Lakes, a span of fifty years takes us back 
to ancient times, when the land was one rolling prairie, on 
whose broad area grazed the American Bison in herds of a 
thousand and more, troubled only by the attacks of the noble 
red man. White-topped prairie schooners toiled their way 
across its unbroken expanse, and the pioneer guided his plow 
with one hand, while holding in the other his trusty rifle. 

Amid such surroundings, on a spot long a favorite camping 
ground of the Indian, where he built his mounds and dreamed 
of the Great Spirit; on the shores of a lake whose mirrored 
surface had often reflected the faces of such red-skinned Na- 
poleons as the great Chief Black Hawk, our hardy forefathers 
planted an institution in which their offspring might pursue 
the higher branches of learning. 

Not many years after the founding of the University of 
Wisconsin, while it had as yet but a hundred and twenty sons 
enrolled, a Hoosier came out of the East, searching for more 
knowledge. After he had been at the University a short time, 
it occurred to him that he might more closely bind to him the 
friends he had made. He was a member of our fraternity 
from Indiana University, so he knew of a way to accomplish 
his desire. He and his friends applied for a charter, which 
was granted them that spring, and thus his object was attained. 

Three years ago the University of Wisconsin celebrated the 
Fiftieth Anniversary of its founding. This event brought 
back to Madison hundreds of the alumni, who renewed their 
acquaintance and became closer friends. Next June VV^iscon- 
sin Alpha of Phi Delta Theta will celebrate the Fiftieth .Anni- 
versary of its founding, and this event is of as great impor- 
tance to the chapter as was the Jubilee to the llniversity. It 
will serve to bind the alumni more closely to the fraternity, 
and promote good fellowship between those who have been 
long fighting life's battles, and those who are in preparation 
for the contest. The alumni are coming from far and near, 
and many will be the touching meetings between brothers in 


the Bond who were College chums, but whose ways since the 
years of their College brotherhood have diverged widely. 
Men who have fought and won the battles of life will mingle 
with those who are now about to go into the world and con- 
tend with new and unknown dangers. Old friendships will 
be renewed and many an exploit of times gone by will be re- 
counted and enjoyed once more. The old days will exist 
again, and who can say that those upon whom the years lie 
heavily will not depart with new vigor and new hopes? The 
halcyon days of their college life will seem to ha v€ jumped 
forward out of the past, and to lie but a little way behind. 

Fiftieth Anniversaries are not yet common even in the Mid- 
dle West, and in all the broad expanse west of Indiana, Wis- 
consin Alpha will, with one exception, be the first chapter of 
any college fraternity to have attained its fiftieth year. At 
this University, sixteen years will elapse before there is a sim- 
ilar event. This chapter will then be making its plans for a 
celebration of its seventy-fifth anniversary. 

This year marks an era in the history of VV'isconsin Alpha. 
Having passed through the years of preparation, and the vicis- 
situdes incident to the growth of a child, the chapter is in a 
position to begin the more sober life of one whose worst trou- 
bles are past, and whose successful existence is assured. It 
has arrived at the period of life when it is ready to form last- 
ing friendships, which will be of benefit to one as much as to 
the (Uher. With the object of forming these friendships, 
^^'isconsin Alpha extends to all brothers in the Bond a sincere 
invitation to be present and partake of the good times next 
June. There will be entertainment to suit all tastes, ^t is 
hoped, and any I*hi is welcome to share them with the active 
members of Wisconsin Alpha, and its loyal alumni. W. Bailv, Wisionsifi Alpha, '07. 


The l^i'tii Tlh'tii /'/republishes from the %(i Paiific Reporter 
the derision in the case of Way land vs. Board of School Di- 
rectors, handed down by the vSupreme court of the State of 
Washington, August 15, igo6. The decision upholds the 
validity of a rule adopted by the board, providing that pupils 
who join, or remain members of, secret fraternities shall not 
be permitted to belong to debating clubs, athletic teams, glee 
clubs, orchestras, bands, cadet cori)s or kindred organizations 
connected with a public high school, in fact may be denied 


all privileges of the school except those of the class room. 
The decision, while bearing directly on high school fraternities 
only, is of much importance to college fraternities also as 
the principle enunciated clearly applies to any educational 
institution supported from the public revenues. The principle, 
of course, does not apply to church or privately endowed 
institutions. Bro. Howard A. Hanson, Washington A. '03 
represented the fraternities as attorney. The decision is as 

Crow, J. This action was commenced by appellant against 
the board of school directors of school district Xo. i in Seattle, 
King County, Wash., and other school authorities of said dis- 
trict, to restrain them from enforcing certain rules which 
deprive members of Greek letter fraternities of the privileges 
of said high school, except that of attending classes. The 
appellant, Cieorge Way land, a minor 18 years of age, sues by 
Russel Wayland his guardian ad litem, on behalf of himself and 
other members of the Gamma Eta Kappa fraternity. 

He alleges that all members of said fraternity are of school 
age and entitled to all the privileges of said high school; that 
they are unjustly prohibited from belonging to debating clubs, 
athletic teams, school bands, glee clubs, orchestras, cadet corps, 
and other kindred organizations of said school, and that, unless 
they withdraw from said fraternity, they will also be deprived 
of the customary honors attending graduation; that they have 
no privileges except that of attending classes; that said rules 
are in excess of lawful authority; that there is nothing objec- 
tionable in said fraternity; that its meetings are held at the 
homes of members, with the consent of their parents, every two 
weeks, from 8 to to o'clock p. m., and never during school 
hours; that they are not under the jurisdiction of the school 
authorities, but are under parental control; that at said meet- 
ings improper conduct is prohibited, and that a high class 
literary program is carried out. The answer pleaded an affir- 
mative defense, substantially alleging the facts afterwards 
found by the trial court. From a final judgment refusing in- 
junctive relief, this appeal has been taken. 

The trial court made findings of fact, from which it appears 
that at the time of the commencement of this actic^n George 
Wayland was a student in the Seattle high school and also a 
member of a certain secret (rreek letter society, known as the 
*'Gamma Eta Kappa fraternity;" that the membership in said 
fraternity and in other similar high school secret societies was 
confined particularly to high school students; that such 


societies were therefore usually known as high school frater- 
nities; that members other than such students were admitted as 
honorary members only; that said Gamma Eta Kappa frater- 
nity was first organized in Seattle during the year 1900, at 
which time a request was made by it for the use of the name 


of said Seattle high school ; that before acting on said request 
the high school authorities instituted a careful investigation to 
ascertain the probable effect of such societies on the school. 

After such investigation and after receiving reports from 
many prominent educator?, all of whom unqualifiedly con- 
demned the influence of said societies as highly deleterious and 
injurious, the school board of said Seattle district, on May 7, 
1901, passed a resolution whereby said request for the use of 
the name of the Seattle high school in connection with said 
fraternity was refused, and membership of students in any 
secret society connected with said school forbidden, that at all 
times thereafter it was contrary to the rules and regulations of 
said high school for pupils to become members of the said 
fraternities. Afterwards George Wayland, while a student in 
said school, became a member of said Gamma Eta Kappa 
fraternity as did other students; that it was also contrary to 
the said rules and regulations for students to become pledged 
to said secret societies: that said rules and regulations were 
from time to time modified to meet emergencies in accordance 
with the activities of said societies in pledging or initiating 
members; that on May 5, 1905, the school board by final 
action, amended its former rules so as to provide that all 
students who were then members of any high school secret 
society, or pledged to become such, who would promise that 
so lon^ as they remained students of said high school they 
would not become members of any other such secret society or 
give any promise or pledge to become such, or solicit any other 
student to give any promise or pledge to become a member of 
any high school fraternity or secret society, and in good faith 
kept such promise — such students would be restored to the 
privileges of such school — otherwise all students who there- 
after should become members of, or in any way pledge or bind 
themselves to join, any high school fraternity or secret society, 
or should initiate or pledge any other students, or in any way 
encourage or foster the fraternity spirit in the high school, 
should be denied all the privileges of the high school except 

♦Wc cannot imagine just what the learned jud^e means by the expression but the 
context shows that the fraternity probably requested permission of the hieh school authori- 
ties to orjcanize the chapter. — Kuitor Beta Theta Pi. 


those of the class room\ that the influence of the said Gamma 
Eta Kappa fraternity and similar secret societies, and the 
membership and pledging of students therein, permeating said 
school, injuriously affected the good order and discipline 

In adopting the various rules and regulations aforesaid, and 
in denying certain privileges of said school to pupils who 
refused to comply therewith, the respondents at all times acted 
in good faith and in the exercise of an honest judgment; that 
such action was at all times general in its application and at 
no time special, malicious or arbitrary; and that all such rules 
and regulations and particularly those in force and effect at 
the time of the institution of this suit were reasonable and 
necessary and were wholly within the powers of the respon- 

It will be be observed that no attempt is being made by the 
respondents to deny appellant any instruction afforded by 
classwork or by the required curriculum of the school. He 
is only denied certain other privileges such as participation 
in athletic, literary, military, musical, or class organizations. 
In other words, the respondents made it optional with appell- 
ant to determine whether, against the known wishes of the 
school authorities, he would continue his membership in said 
secret society, and thereby forfeit participation in the privi- 
leges above mentioned, which were no part of the classwork or 
curriculum, or whether by complying with the adopted rules, 
he would elect to enjoy the privileges of which he is now 

The appellant contends that the trial court erred (i) in 
making certain of the above findings of fact to which he has 
excepted; and (2) in entering judgment dismissing his com- 
plaint. Apellant especially complains that the evidence does 
not sustain the findings that all active members of the Gamma 
Eta Kappa fraternity were high school students, and that any 
members not students were honorary members only. There 
may have been an instance in which an active member was 
not a student when initiated, but he had been a student 
immediately prior thereto, and there is no evidence that he 
did not intend to so continue. In any event, it is immaterial 
whether he or even other members were students. It clearly 

*It must be remembered that this is an appellate court, and that ail of the forcjfoinic recital 
of fact was found by the trial court posNibly upon conflicting testimony, and that it is this 
state of fact upon which the appellate court bases its decision. — Editor B<ta Thfta Pi, 


appears that the fundamental purpose was to organize with 
students of the Seattle high school. 

The evidence shows that this particular Gamma Eta Kappa 
fraternity is a branch or chapter of a general organization 
having other chapters in various high schools throughout the 
country; that it is subordinate to a general or parent governing 
body, and that the entire organization is essentially a confed- 
eration of associations composed in the main of high school 
students. We call attention to a certain periodical which, 
with the consent of both appellent and respondents, was 
admitted in evidence, and is entitled '"^ The Gamma Eta Kappa 
Ma^azint\ Quarterly Devoted to the Interest of the Gamma 
Eta Kappa Fraternity of the United States of America, and 
Published by the (irand Conclave." This magazine appears 
to be in the charge of one general editor located in San Fran- 
cisco, assisted by chapter editors, members of twenty distinct 
chapters, including Rho Gamma chapter, the one of which 
appellant is a member, purporting to be connected with the 
wSeattle high school. In this magazine we find the following 

"In former editDrials we have frequently dwell upon our old standby of 
High School Fraternities versus School Boards and Principals, but we feel 
compelled to again state the facts, on account of recent developments. The 
principal of the Seattle high school does not know what a fraternity is, or he 
would not attempt to enforce his proposed futile plans. It is simply a case 
of all educators not educated. Imagine the monarch that could prohibit a 
man from wearing a fraternity pin. The Sacramento board of Education by 
a vote of (> to 3 recently decided ''To t\)rl)id any member of the Sacramento 
hi^jh school from ioining a frat society in that school." There is no penalty 
ailixed, and the resolution was simply adopted \o (juell public sentiment in 
order to secure a favorable vote from the pe<.>ple on new school bonds. In 
voting on this motion but one member ot the board expressed the belief that 
the law would uphold th^m in attempting to crush a society in a public insti- 
tution; in other words they are educatetl. We hope that others will learn 
and save us the trouble of summoning our army of able attorneys, who are 
willing to tielend us in the courts, and in dt)injjjso will make these uneducated 
beings feel their lack of knowledge with humiliation and chagrin at the 
e\pcn>e of the yunn unfortunates.'* 

This inaga/iiie also publishes a letter from the Rho Gamma 
or Seattle chapter, in which the existing differences between 
it and the Seattle high school authorities are discussed. This 
letter in part savs: 

"And now comes the most unkindest cut of all. Beginning with the 
coming school vcar, in addition to the restrictions already imposed, all 
members of ir.'.ternities and sororities will be denied the right of gra(hiation 
or of reprc>enting the scIkmiI in any tield of eliort or competition. This is 
according to an open letter fr<im Supt. Cooper to Prof. Twitmeyer. He 
calls Mr. Twitmcyer's attention to a recent ruling of the board which author- 


i/es his action. Accordiog to the ruling* the superintendent is ^iven authority 
to 'repeal all existing regulations.' This phrase may or may not be signifi- 
cant, for as far us the secret societies are concerned thev will go ahead and 
prosper as before. There will be no difficulty in pledging and initiating 
new members as they mav be desired, because, far from creating any dismay 
among the students, it has aroused a feeling of indignation and that natural 
antipathy to restriction which is inherent in the .Xnierican youth. ♦ ♦ ♦ 
It is barely possible that Kho (iamma chapter will incorporate, but it is a 
question whether such action would help matters any or vvouUl only add fuel 
to the tlame.'' 

Letters from the Sacramento, C^al., and Denver, Colo,, 
chapters are also published, showing a like spirit of insubor- 
dination against lawful school anthorit}-. We incorporate 
these quotations in this opinion to illustrate the seditious 
spirit permeating this organization, with which the school 
authorities were obliged to deal. Withotit further discussion 
of the evidence, we express our complete satisfaction with 
each and all of the findings made bv the honorable trial court. 

The only remaining question is whether the board of educa- 
tion had authority to adopt the rules complained of. Ap'^ellant 
insiststhatsection 2^^34, Hallinger's .Ann. Codes tS: St., provides 
who shall be admitted to the public schools, and that the 
board of education cannot exclude any pupils so entitled to 
attend. No issue need be taken with this contention. The 
board has not excluded the appellant from the Seattle high 
school, neither has it threatened to expel or suspend him. 
He can and does atteiid school, and. under our construction 
of the rules adopted, he is at the same time permitted to 
continue his membership in the (iamma I^ta Kappa fraternity; 
although in doing so he opposes the authority of the board 
and thereby forfeits certain j)rivileges which are no necessary 
part of the curriculum or classwork from which he is not 
excluded. Respondents are only seeking to prevent appellant 
and his associates from dictating the terms on which they 
shall enjoy certain privileges which are merely incidental to 
the regular school work, and this they have authority to do. 

Appellant further contends that as the fraternities meet out 
of school hours at the homes of members, and at no time in 
the school building, and as their parents consent to this action, 
the board is exceeding its lawful authority in entering their 
homes, in withdrawing from parents the control of their 
children, and in dictating what the children shall (ir shall not 
do out of school hours. W'e think this contention unreason- 
able. The board has not invaded the homes of any pupils, 
nor have they scnight to interfere with parental custody and 
control. Thev have not said these fraternities shall not meet 


at the various homes, nor have they attempted to control 
students out of school hours. 

The evidence shows beyond a doubt that these secret organi- 
zations when effected foster a clannish spirit of insubordination* 
which results in much evil to the good order, harmony, disci- 
pline, and general welfare of the school. We can express 
these conditions in no better terms than by quoting from the 
testimony of Prof. Geiger, the principal of the high school, 
who says: 


'I have found that membership in a fraternity has tended to lower the 
scholarship of the fraternity members, * * * the general impression that 
one gets in dealing; with them is one of less respect and obedience to teachers. 
It is found that there is a tendency toward the snobbish and patronizing air, 
not only toward pupils, but toward the teachers: there is a certain contempt 
for school authority. This is in a measure, I think, aggravated by the al- 
titude of the parent organization, which seems to encourage members of the 
fraternil\ in this contempt for school authority, and one of the most difficult 
things in dealing with the situation is the fact that the members have this 
allegiance to a general organization or headquarters, which are often located 
in a distant city and which it is difficult to reach and which exercises upon 
the members in the local school a very powerful, influence. * * * In 
dealing with these fraternity members I have been assured more than once 
that they considered their obligation to their fraternity greater than that to 
the school." 

The evidence of this witness with that of the president of 
the school board and other school authorities overwhelmingly 
establishes the fact that such fraternities do have a marked 
influence on the school, tending to destroy good order, dis- 
cipline and scholarship. This being true, the board is 
authorized, and it is its duty to take such reasonable and 
appropriate action by the adoption of rules as will result in 
preventing these influences. Such authority is granted by 
section 235.9 and subdivisions 5 and 6 of section 2362, Bal- 
linger's Ann. Codes &: St. 

It would be difficult to confer a broader discretionary power 
than that conferred by these sections. Manifestly it was the 
intention of the Legislature that the management and control 
of school affairs should be left entirely to the discretion of the 
board itself, and not to the judicial determination of any 
court. These powers have been properly and legally con- 
ferred upon the board, and unless it arbitrarily exceeds its 
authority, which it has not done here, the courts cannot 
interfere with its action, Kinzer v. Directors, etc. (Iowa), 
105 N. W. 686; Board of Education v. Booth (Ky. ) 62 S. W. 
872, 53 L. 1^- A. 787; Watson v. City of Cambridge (Mass.) 
32 N. E. 864. 


The appellant has cited a number of cases which in effect 
decide that the school board would have no authority to re- 
fuse him admission to the high school. This the board has 
not attempted to do; hence these citations are not in point. 

The only case mentioned by appellant which seems to be 
cognate to the questions here involved is that of State ex rel. 
Stallard v. White, 82 Ind. 278, 42 Am. Rep. 496, in which 
the Supreme Court of Indiana held that the officers and 
trustees of Purdue University, an institution controlled and 
supported by the state, could not require an applicant, other- 
wise qualified, to sign a pledge relative to membership in 
Greek fraternities, as a condition precedent to his admission 
as a student. 

The university authorities had adopted a rule that no 
student should be permitted to join or be connected with any 
so-called Greek or other college secret societies; and as a 
condition of admission to the university, or promotion therein, 
should be required to give a written pledge to observe such 
regulation. The relator declined to sign such a pledge and 
was refused admission as a student for that reason only. 

The decision which ordered his admission was by a divided 
court. The majority opinion, however, is not in point as 
supporting appellant's contention. 

The appellant has not been refused admission to the high 
school. The school authorities have only endeavored to 
exercise a governmental control over him after his admission, 
without even attempting to suspend him. In the majority 
opinion in State ex rel. Stallard v. White, supra, the court 


'The admission of students in a public educational institution is one thing, 
and the government and control of students after they are admitted and have 
become subject to the jurisdiction of the institution, is quite another thing. 
* * * It is clearly within the power of the trustees, and of the faculty 
when acting presumably, or otherwise, in their behalf, to al)Solutely prohibit 
any **connection between the Greek fraternities and the university. 

The irustes have also the undoubted authority to prohibit the attendance 
of students upon the meetings of such Greek fraternities, or from having 
any other active connection with such organizations, so long as such 
students remain under the control of the university, wheneversuch attendance 
upon meetings of, or other active connection with, such fraternities tends 
in any material degree, to interfere with the proper relations of students to 
the university," 

The above language shows that the Indiana case upon 
which the appellant relies utterly fails to sustain any of his 
contentions. Our attention has not been called to any ad- 
judicated case at all similar to this. Citation to authority how- 


ever, is unnecessary, as under our statutes, the respondent 
school board had undoubted authority, to take the action 
of which appellant complains, and the courts should not 
interfere with said board in the enforcement of the enforce- 
ment of the rules and regulations which it has adopted. 

The judgment is affirmed. 

MoirNT, C. J., and Flllerton, Root and Dunbar, J. J., 


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