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September and November, 1912 
Janaary, March, and May, 1913 

Editor and Manager 

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the collegiatk press 

George Banta Pubushino Company 

Menasha, Wisconsin 

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Compiled by Walter B. Palmer 

Alumni Club Correspendence « 89, 184, 526 

Alumni Clubs, Charters Granted for Thomas A, Davis 102, 313, 427 

Alumni Day Topic, 1912 89 

Athletics — 
Olympic Games, Stockholm, 19 12, Phis in — 

Lewis Robbins Andress, Nebraska, '12 Hartman H, Goette 119 

John Ira Courtney, Washington State, '13 Archie Major 120 

Carroll Barse Haff, Michigan, '13 D. Cecil Johnson 122 

Frank Dwyer Murphy, Illinois, '12 A, Earl Rathbun 124 

Three Brothers, All Phis, in Alabama's Football Team — 

Adrian Van de Graff, Alabama, '14; Hargrave Van de Graff, Ala- 
bama, '14; William Van de Graff, Alabama, '16. . Francis M, Brown 249 
Vermont's Famous Phi Battery — 

Jason Merrill Malcolm, Vermont, '14; Harold Albert Mayforth, Ver- 
mont, '15 Thomas C. Cheney 348 

Badge of the Founders, 1849 Walter B. Palmer 124 

Badge, First One Jeweled, 1874 Charles W, Bixby 355 

Biographical Sketches (see Athletics, In the Public Eye and Chapter 
Grand, Biographical Notes) — 
Guy Potter Benton, Ohio Wesleyan, '86 

P. G. C. President of the University of Vermont . . Thomas A. Davis 313 
William Bledsoe Burruss, Missouri, '99. 

Catalogue Editor Thomas A, Davis 322 

Abner Charles Chappuis, Tulane, '07 

Chapter House Commissioner Thomas A. Davis 319 

Benjamin Marshall Davis, Butler, '90 

Fraternity Librarian Thomas A, Davis 321 

Elmer Charless Henderson, Westminster, '93 

H. G. C Ovid Bell 316 

David Francis Houston, South Carolina, '87 

United States Secretary of Agriculture New York Sun 449 

Abraham Wendell Jackson, California, '74 

International Financier Orville L, Simmons 130 

Herbert Raymond Johnson, Nebraska, '03 

Cartoonist Autobiographical 127 

Robert White Lindsay, Washington and Jefferson, '02 

Alumni Commissioner Thomas A. Davis 319 

John Alexander Mathews, Washington and Jefferson, '93 

Factory Manager Thomas A, Darns 33 

James Clarke Mc Reynolds, Vanderbilt, '82; Virginia, '84 

Attorney General of the United States John H, DeWitt 445 

James Frank Thaddeus O'Connor, North Dakota, '08 

National President, Delta Sigma Rho (debating society) 

George L, Koehn 451 

Frederick Augustus SmHh, ^hi<a^o, '66 

Justice, Illinois Appe1^(e Cocrt William E, Godso 115 

Isaac Newman Van Pell, iowa jfesUyan, '88 

President, Chicago Alumni >Clult William E, Godso 112 

Canadian Football .*.. ^ ..",,. «^ James Mullins 19 

Chapter, When the Term Was First Usea- by Cohege Fraternities, 

" Hellenic *...'... .! 

4 Index 

Chapter Correspondence 48, 144, 258, 369, 482 

Chapter Grand, Biographical Notes — 

Homer B. Armbruster, Northwestern, ^13 4> A 9 Javelin 456 

Everett Spencer Bowen, Cornell, '90 .... Genera (JV. Y.) Daily Times 457 

Charles Wesley Brown, Purdue, '94 Edgar S. Haymond 458 

William Otis Claycomb, Lombard, '71 Eureka (Kan.) Herald 458 

William King Clement, Southwestern, '93 Jacob W, Garner 459 

Rufus Fearing Dawes, Northwestern, '13 * A 9 Javelin 459 

John Arthur Dixon, Northwestern, '96 * A 9 Javelin 460 

Samuel Clelland Dodds, Indiana, '75 Indianapolis News 461 

William Henry Gallup, Allegheny, '85 

Morgantown (IV. Va.) New Dominion 461 

Byron Gustav Hahn, Lafayette, '90 Benjamin H. IVelty 462 

Robert Timmons Hardie, Tulane, '93 Louisiana Alpha 462 

Turner Morehead Harris, Randolph-Macon, '07; Virginia, '09 

John IV. Carter, Jr. 463 

Harry Moore Hirst, Lafayette, '08 Benjamin JI. Welty 464 

Bradleigh French Hurd, Cornell, '91 Thomas A. Davis 464 

William Carl Kelley, Northwestern, '15 John J. Cosner 465 

Willis Percival King, Miami, '86 Kansas City Star 466 

John William McDonald, Wabash, '73 Hartman H. Goetze 466 

Robert Tindle McElroy, Hanover, '92 Pittsburgh Dispatch 467 

Edson Alexander McRae, Amherst, '06 Mansfield (Mass) News 467 

James McCalmont Miller, Washington and Jefferson, '97 

James T. Jackson 468 

Allan Samuel Nelson, Nebraska, '04 Amos Thomas 469 

Schuyler Poitevent, Tulane, '94; Virginia, '96 Louisana Alpha 470 

Aaron Ellsworth Price, Ohio, '88 Athens (Ohio) Tribune 471 

Robert Carter Reed, Ohio State, '98 Thomas A. Davis 471 

Charles Thurston Roan, Emory, '89 Atlanta Constitution 472 

Orville Edgar Schubert, South Dakota, '11 Thomas A. Davis 472 

Melvin Amasa Scovell, Kentucky State, ^75 . . Lexington (Ky.) Leader 472 

Harry Peyton Steger, Texas, '02 Verner M. Jones, K A 473 

George Bell Swift, Chicago, *66 Associated Press 475 

Neal Keeley Traylor, Stanford, ^o^. . .Richard E. Roberts, Colo. B, '14 475 

Richard Crutchfield Warren, Centre, '62 Thomas A. Davis 476 

Arthur Ebbs Willauer, Pennsylvania, '97 Erskine B. Essig 476 

Leland Philputt Woolery, Purdue, *i6 Edgar S. Haymond 477 

Chapter Grand, Initiates of the Thomas A. Davis 451 

Chapter Houses, Descriptions of — 

California Alpha (proposed new house) George D. Kierulff 41 

Indiana Delta Rollin L. Ott 39 

Maine Alpha (rented) /. Burleigh Thompson 40 

Nebraska Alpha (proposed new house) Frank C. Built a 40 

Ohio Theta (rented) Clinton Wunder 40 

Pennsylvania Eta Herbert J. Hartzog 117 

Washington Alpha (rented) Roy J. Kinnear 41 

Chapters, Sketches of — 

Colorado Beta Charles F. Lamkin 329 

Thomas W. Ross 431 

Iowa Gamma •».*...- Charles F. Lamkin ^20 

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i.;C. .; Willard S. Ferris 15 

Index 5 

Colleges, Sketches of, see Institutions 

Collegiate Walter B. Palmer 99, 195, 308, 419, 550 

Athlete in His Later Life, The New York Times 312 

Carnegie Increases His Endowment Fund Walter B. Palmer 422 

Collegian Presidents of the United States Walter B. Palmer lOl 

Expenses of a College Course Boston Transcript 422 

Faculty Advisory System, Extension of Walter B. Palmer, 311, 350 

"Fair Harvard," Memorial to its Author Walter B. Palmer 553 

Honor System in Examinations, Extension of 

Walter B. Palmer, 99, 195, 312, 554 

Illinois, Scholarship and College Activities at Walter B. Palmer 357 

Michigan's Athletic Policy Broadened Ne^v York Times 421 

Michigan's Fight against Selling Liquors to Students, 

Ne7.v York Times 553 

Michigan's Junior Hop Abolished New York Times 421 

Michigan's Return to the Western Conference .... New York Times 454 

Olympic Games and College Athletes New York World 197 

Poker, Drinking, Dancing, Etc., Not College Subjects 

President Edward J. James 423 

Professions of College Graduates, 1700 and 1900 

William B. Baily in The Independent 318 

State Universities, Growth of F. W, Kelsey in The Continent 197 

Theological Colleges, Cooperation of The Independent iq6 

University Registration Statistics, igi2. . .Rudolph Tombo, Jr., O A X 424 

William M. Rice ($10,000,000) Institute, Dallas, Texas 

Walter B. Palmer 196 

Yale's Memorial to Her Civil War Heroes Walter B. Palmer 423 

Founders' Day Topic, 1913 428 

Graves of the Founders Walter B. Palmer 127 

Greetings to North Dakota Alpha, Colorado Beta, Iowa Gamma 

S X Quarterly, K 2 Caduceus, Phi Gamma Delta 555 

Editorial Thomas A. Davis, Walter B. Palmer, 42, 141, 254, 361, 479 

Alumni Day Topic, 1912 Thomas A. Davis 43 

Anti-Fraternity Agitation Thomas A. Davis 480 

Appreciation of Charles F. Lamkin, Past P. G. C. . . Thomas A. Davis 361 

Congratulation to Graduating Phis Thomas A. Davis 479 

Convention, Preparations for Thomas A. Dai'is, 41, 141 

Convention, Selection of Delegates to Walter B. Palmer 43 

Convention, Delegates Should Go Uninstructed .... Thomas A. Daz'is 141 

Convention, Important Business for It Thomas A. Davis 141 

Convention, Stringent Legislation by Thomas A Da^ris 256 

Founders' Day, How to Secure a Large Attendance . . Walter B. Palmer 313 

Friendly Relations with Non-Fraternity Men Walter B. Palmer 368 

Greetings to Phikeias and New Initiates Thomas A. Dains 143 

Interfraternity Conference, Limited Authority oi ... .Walter B. Palmer 363 

Local Interfraternity Conferences Walter B. Palmer 366 

Oregon Alnha Welcomed Thomas A. Dains 42 

Palmer's "Olympian," Banta's Greek Exchange, Baird's "Manual" 

Thomas A . Davis 254 

Walter B. Palmer 3 14 

Phi Delta Theta Leads the Way Walter B. Palmer 362 

Precarious Times for Fraternities Walter B. Palmer 363 

Reforms Fraternities Should Make Walter B. Palmer 364 

Rushing. Effective Methods of Walter B. Palmer 44 

School Fraternities Generally Condemned Walter B. Palmer 365 

School Fraternities, How to Suppress Them Walter B. Palmer 365 

S'^ROLi/s New Cover Design Walter B. Palme*r 101 

Stigma of Low Scholarship Walter B. Palmer 367 

6 Index 

Three New Chapters Welcomed Thomas A. Davis 479 

War on Fraternities Walter B, Palmer 364 

Hellenic Walter B, Palmer, 95, 192, 302, 41 1, 540 

Alpha Chi Omega's History, see Reviews 

Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities, see Reviews 

Banta's Greek Exchange, see Reviews 

Beta Theta Pi's Catalogue and Song Book, see Reviews 

Beta Theta Pi's Two Female Members . . Francis W. Shepardson, B 11 413 

Chapter, When the Term was First Used by College Fraternities 

* B K Key 548 

Chapter Houses, Statistics of Walter B. Palmer 304 

Chapter Houses Burned Walter B, Palmer, 30a, 543 

Chapter Houses Exempted from Taxation Walter B. Palmer 543 

Chapters of Fraternities, Number of, 1890 and igi2. .Walter B, Palmer 135 

Conservatism of Sectional Fraternities "Nestor*' in * K "* Shield 316 

Conventions — 

Alpha Tau Omega Claude T. Reno, A T O 305 

Delta Kappa Epsilon Walter B, Palmer 305 

Phi Gamma Delta E, B. Hulley, * T A 305 

Phi Kappa Psi Walter B, Palmer 97 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Elmer B. Sanford, S A E 305 

Delta Sigma Rho Elects a Phi Delta Theta President 

George L, Koehn 45 1 

Delta Upsilon's Financial System Walter B. Palmer 193 

Delta Upsilon's Summer Camp A T Quarterly, 97, 302 

Dual Membership in Fraternities Walter B. Palmer 137 

Effect of the Civil War on Fraternities Walter B, Palmer 356 

Fraternity Men in President Wilson's Cabinet .... Walter B, Palmer 413 

Harvard, Fraternities at Walter B. Palmer 193 

Institutions with One Fraternity Each Walter B, Palmer 540 

Inter fraternity Conference, 19 12 Walter B, Palmer 245 

Interfraternity Meeting of Editors Walter J9. Palmer 248 

Javelin of Phi Delta Theta, see Reviews 

Kappa Beta Phi and Theta Nu Epsilon Tabooed Walter B. Palmer 414 

Life Subscriptions to Fraternity Journals Walter B. Palmer 192 

Manual of Phi Delta Theta, see Reviews 

Miami, Fraternities at in the Fifties Ban P. Kunkle, S X S48 

Miami, Phi Delta Theta, Delta Kappa Epsilon and Other Fraternities 

at in the Fifties Walter B. Palmer 137 

North Dakota, Fraternities at Walter B, Palmer 97 

Northwestern's Remarkable Offer to Fraternities .. Walter B. Palmer 115 

Phi Beta Kappa, Mother of Fraternities Walter B. Palmer 23 

Phi Beta Kappa Notes Walter B. Palmer 548 

Phi Delta Theta's Manual, Year Book and Javelin, see Reviews 

Phi Gamma Delta's "Pig Dinners" Berkeley (Cal.) Gazette 98 

Prizes to Fraternities for Scholarship .... Walter B. Palmer, 96, 412, 540 

Restrictions on Fraternities Walter B. Palmer 306 

School Fraternities OHs W, Caldwell 426 

Sigma Chi's Endowment Fund 2 X Quarterly 96 

Statistics of Fraternities, 1883, 1890, 1898, 1905, 1912 

Walter B. Palmer 134 

Theta Nu Epsilon Attacked Dean Thomas A, Clark 547 

War on Fraternities Walter B. Palmer, 303, 307, 315 544 

Yale's Society System Attacked Walter B. Palmer 546 

Institutions, Sketches of — 

University of Oregon Homer Maris 5 

University of Minnesota Harvey S. Hoshour 332 

Index 7 

In the Public Eye- 
Duncan Upshaw Fletcher, Vanderbilt, '80 Walter B, Palmer 557 

Frederick Funston, Kansas, '90 Walter B. Palmer 556 

Frederick Augustus Heinze, Columbia, '89 Poll News 558 

John Avery Lomax, Texas, '97 Boston Globe 556 

Henry Louis Smith, Virginia, *87 New York Times 557 

Miami, Phi Delta Theta, Delta Kappa Epsilon and other Fraternities .... 
at in the Fifties, see Hellenic 

National Convention, Chicago, 111., 1912-1913 — 

Change of Date Announced Thomas A, Davis, 5, 42 

Chicago, the Convention City William L. Cheney 105 

Response to Address of Welcome Alexander Pope 208 

Open House Harry E, Snyder 221 

Harvey T, Woodruff 222 

New Year's Celebration Harry E, Snyder 224 

The Banquet Oliver M, Krais 225 

Toastmaster's Introductions John B, Shaw 323 

The Fraternity from the Alumni Standpoint William M, Lewis 325 

The Typical Phi Guy Potter Benton 327 

Bits of Ancient History /. Stuart Morrison 328 

The College Without a Fraternity Philo S, Stevenson 329 

The Interrogation John W, Pontius 330 

The Ball Robert T. Carrithers 226 

James L, Turnbull 227 

The Theatre Party Robert J. Hamp 228 

Address of the Secretary of the Interfratemity Conference 

Francis W. Shepardson, BOH 210 

Open Sessions Charles F. Lamkin 21$ 

Social Features Reviewed Walter B, Palmer 199 

Convention Notes Sylvester F. Wadden 229 

Thomas W. Ross 230 

Hilton U, Brown 231 

Willard S. Ferris 231 

Newspaper Editorials on the Convention .... Chicago Inter-Ocean 233 

Indianapolis News 232 

Comments of the Fraternity Press 

* X Quarterly, 2 A E Record, K A Journal 555 

Registration List Thomas A. Davis, 233, 427 

Entertainment Committees Walter B. Palmer 214 

Birmingham, the Next Convention City Munro B, Lanier 250 

Personal Thomas A. Davis 90, 187, 294, 408, 535 

Province Convention — 

Kappa, Portland, Ore., 1912 Henry C. P, Baldwin 19 

Pyx, The Thomas A. Davis, Walter B, Palmer, loi, 198, 313, 426, 555 

Reviews — 

Alpha Chi Omega's History Walter B. Palmer 35 1 

Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities .... Walter B. Palmer 132 

Banta's Greek Exchange Walter B. Palmer, 193, 306, 428 

Beta Theta Pi*s Catalogue Walter B, Palmer 38 

Beta Theta Pi's Song Book Walter B, Palmer 39 

Phi Delta Theta Javelin Walter B. Palmer 198 

Phi Delta Theta Olympian Orville L, Simmons 344 

Phi Delta Theta Year Book, Walter B. Palmer 139 

Scroll, Old Files of Walter B, Palmer 102 

Walter F, Tiicomb 198 

Student Conference, Eaglesmere, Pa., 19x2, Phis at 

Frederick B. Pritchett 35 

Test for Membership in Phi Delta Theta Charles F. Lamkin 45 

8 Index 

Universities, Sketches of, see Institutions 

Verse — 

Fidelity We Give Phi Delta Theta (song) C. Eugene Ireland 36 

Phi Yell Song Words by Harry Weese 

Music by Harry R. Auracher 218 

Whitman College, Application for Charter from .... Willard S, Ferris 427 

Year Book of Phi Delta Theta, see Reviews 


Badges of Phi Delta Theta, 1849, 1852, i860, 1866, 1874 

(8 cuts) 124, 125, 355 

Cartoons — 

Johnson's "Mr. Common People" 129 

"Just Fiddlin" (with fraternities by Ohio Legislature) 415 

Phi Delta Theta at Yale (2 plates) 533. 534 

Chapter Groups — 

Colorado Alpha 146 

Colorado Beta 428 

Illinois Beta 4^^ 

Iowa Gamma 43^ 

Minnesota Alpha 33^ 

North Dakota Alpha 44° 

Ohio Beta 73 

Oregon Alpha 5^4 

Quebec Alpha 82 

Chapter Houses — 

Kentucky Epsilon (rented) 3^3 

Minnesota Alpha ( i exterior and 2 floor plans) 341 

Ohio Alpha 71 

Pennsylvania Gamma (rented) 79 

Pennsylvania Eta 1 76 

College Athletics — 

Olympic Games, Stockholm, 1912, Phis in — 

Lewis Robbins Andress, Nebraska, '12 120 

John Ira Courtney, Washington State, '13 121 

Carroll Barse Ilaff, Michigan, '13 I2l 

Frank Dwyer Murphy, Illinois. '12 123 

Three Brothers, All Phis, in Alabama's Football Team — 

Adrian Van de Graff, '14; Hargrave Van de Graff, '14; William 

Van de Graff, '16 249 

California Beta's "S" Men- 
Raymond Richard Hails, '12, crew; Ralph Matthews Noble, 12, 
football; Augustus Nudge Sanborn, '12, football; Leroy Childs, '13, 
baseball; Gilbert Lafayette Shaul, '13, tennis; John Harold Tho- 

burn, '13, football 37^ 

Vermont's Famous Phi Battery — 

Jason Merrill Malcom, '14 ; Harold Albert Mayforth, '15 349 

College Dramatics — 

George Elmer Conley, '13; Joseph Ritner Gilbart Turpin, '14, at 

Michigan 5^2 

General Council, 1910-1912 203 

Grave of Founder John Wolfe Lindley 126 

Installation Parties — 

Colorado Beta (2 plates) 432, 433 

Towa G-imma (2 plates) 436, 437 

North Dakota Alpha (2 plates) 442, 443 

Index 9 

Institutions, Views of — 

University of Oregon (5 plates) 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 

University of Minnesota (4 plates) 332, 333, 334, 335 

William and Mary College, 1776 (2 plates) 24, 29 

National Convention, Chicago, 111., 1912-1913 199 

The Banquet 225 

Past Presidents at 201 

Province Presidents at 233 

The Birmingham Boomers 207 

One of the "Bunches" 229 

Indiana Badge ao5 

Chicago, the Convention City (5 plates) 104, 107, 108, 109, iii 

Birmingham, the Next Convention City (2 plates) 251, 252 

Panama Pacific Universal Exposition, Invitation for 1915 (facsimile) .. 223 

Phi Beta Kappa Medals and Key (4 cuts) 25 

Portraits — 

Guy Potter Benton, Ohio Wesleyan, '86 315 

Willard J. Buntain (son of Cassius Marcus Clay Bun tain, North- 
western, *99) 300 

William Bledsoe Burruss, Missouri, '99 322 

Abner Charles Chappuis, Tuiane, '07 318 

Benjamin Marshall Davis, Butler, *90 ♦. 321 

Elmer Char less Henderson, Westminster, '93 371 

David Francis Houston, South Carolina, '87 450 

Abraham Wendell Jackson, California, '74 131 

Herbert Raymond Johnson, Nebraska, '03 128 

William Carl Kelley, Northwestern, '15 465 

Robert White Lindsay, Washington and Jefferson, *02 320 

John Alexander Matthews, Washington and Jefferson, '93 34 

James Clarke McRe3molds, Vanderbili, *82 ; Virginia, '84 446 

James McCalmont Miller, Washington and Jefferson, '97 469 

Allen Samuel Neilson, Nebraska, '04 470 

Frederick Augustus Smith, Chicago, '66 1 14 

Isaac Newman Van Pelt, Illinois Wesleyan, *88 113 

Professions of College Graduates, 1700 and 1900 (chart) 418 

^ift ^rroU of ftfi SHta Qllf^ta 

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By authority of the General Council the National Convention has 
been postponed from Thanksgiving week, November 25-29, 1912 to 
the week beginning December 30, 1912, including New Year's day. 

The topic for Alumni Day, October 15, 1912, is "The importance 
of .maintaining vhigh .standards pf morality and progress." 


The University of Oregon, founded in 1872, includes the Colleges 
of Law and Medicine, located in Portland, and the Colleges of Liter- 
ature, Science and the Arts, of Engineering, and of Music, located 
in Eugene. The faculty in Eugene numbers seventy-two and the 
total enrollment, not including the School of Music, is six hundred 
and fifty. Of this number, five. hundred and twenty are of the Col- 
lege of Literature and one hundred and fifty are of the Engineering 
School. The men slightly outnumber the women. Approximately 
two hundred and thirty students are in the fraternities and clubs, 
fifty in the two dormitories, and the remainder either temporarily 
or permanently located in town. ^ 

Entrance requirements call for sixteen "Carnegie" units and the 
university is ranked by the National Bureau of Education as a stan- 
dard institution. There is an annual income of one hundred and 
twenty-five thousand dollars and the last legislature voted a special 
appropriation of over half a million for a new library and an admin- 
istration building. The present buildings are well constructed, 
mainly of brick and concrete. A new gymnasium is a special point of 
pride. It has the largest indoor swimming tank on the Pacific Coast 
and is recognized as the best equipped gym west of the Mississippi. 

Because of the fact that the university is separated by a five hours* 
ride from Portland, the city atmosphere does not dominate on the 
campus and, in the town of ten thousand people, university life is 
more distinct than is often the case. The student body depends upon 
its own resources for pastimes and sports. There is an interf raternity 
athletic league and through this organization interfraternity basket- 
ball and baseball games and track meets are held, not only filling the 
winter weeks with sport but also developing much good material for 
the varsity squads. The University of Oregon has a right to be 
proud of its athletic records. In the Northwest Conference this 
year it stood second in football ; it holds the championship in basket- 
ball, baseball, and track. Any school would be proud to own such 


track men as Dan Kelly, Houston, Hawkins, McClure, and Williams. 
The 1911 tennis championship belongs to Oregon. Golf and la- 
crosse are two other sports w^hich receive their due share of atten- 

There are two debating societies, one for men and one for women 
and their training last year made Oregon northwest champion in 
oratory and coast champion in debate. 

The university is replete with clubs; there are the Glee, Choral, 
and Mandolin Clubs, the German, Dramatic, Canoe, Engineer, Chem- 
istrv, and Press Clubs besides numerous and sundrv others of both a 
serious and frivolous nature. 

"But one cannot leave the story of life at Oregon without mention 
of the Mill Race and the prominent part it plays in the life of the 
student. It is a narrow stream about three miles long, bordered on 
each side by tall overhanging trees, which meet in many places over- 
head; and which is crossed every little way by unique rustic bridges. 
When the first warm day proclaims that spring is here, — and this 
comes early in March, the Mill Race is thronged with canoes. Here 
the student paddles along, to tie up under a shady tree and to study 
in quiet and solitude. There is the idler and dreamer, paddling to 
the head of the race for the pleasure of drifting home, Ivnng on his 
back and enjoying the song of the birds and the sunlight flickering 
through the leaves overhead. There go some merrymakers to build 
a fire and broil their steaks before the darkness comes. Later they 
will float back, singing, drifting, singing, as the moon comes up over 
Judkins Point and floods the Race with its light. 

"Poems have been written, romances spun, and the fortunes of the 
University decided as the students have floated dreamily along. It's 
the tie of the Mill Race that binds the oldest graduate to the young- 
est freshman, and around it center the life and traditions of Oregon.** 

Homer Maris^ Oregon, *13. 


The Delta Sigma Fraternity was organized at the University of 
Oregon during the spring semester of 1910. The organization of a 
new club had been considered for some time and after a visit from 
Fred Tegtmeier, Washington, *09, definite steps were taken toward 
organizing a club to petition for a charter of Phi Delta Theta. 

The petition was signed on April 4, 1910 by the thirteen charter 
members of Delta Sigma. The local fraternity existed sub rosa 
until June and in the interim a constitution and a simple ritual were 
adopted. At that time also a house was leased for the coming year 
and a bulletin was issued and sent to chapters and alumni clubs of 
4>A0. The Oregon petition was brought before the Niagara Falls 
convention in 1910. 

In September 1910 one upperclassman was initiated and five fresh- 
men were received as pledges. According to the rule of the society 


these freshmen were not initiated until they had completed satis- 
factorily one semester's work in college. An additional freshman and 
three High School Seniors were pledged in the spring of 1911. 

The house which had been leased by the fraternity during the first 
year was found to be too small so money was borrowed and a new 
chapter house built in the simuner vacation of 1911. This* house 
was built according to the plans selected by a committee. A lease 
for five years was obtained on it and a three year option to buy it at 
the building price. 

In the fall of 1911 six freshmen were received into the house. 
One of these flunked later and his pledge was withdrawn and another 
left school on account of illness. The rest were duly initiated the 
second semester. Three other students were initiated during the 
year; one, a sophomore; one registered as a special, and the third 
a senior. 

A second bulletin was sent out to the chapters of 4> A in Septem- 
ber 1911 and later other literature dealing with the university and 
the state was sent. 

An annual formal dance was held in March each year in the uni- 
versity gymnasium. At these dances the society entertained almost 
the entire college. 

According to the schedule issued by the Registrar in February 
1912, Delta Sigma led all other clubs and fraternities at the uni- 
versity in scholarship. During its two years of existence it had suc- 
cessfully rushed against every fraternity in college. It was installed 
as Oregon Alpha of ^ A on May 30, 1912. 

Carroll M. Wagner^ Oregon, *15. 


The campaign for the charter although not long was very stren- 
uous while it lasted. After it was learned that the charter might 
possibly be obtained between conventions, all members both of alumni 
clubs and active chapters on the coast united in the effort to put the 
proposition through as soon as possible. There were so many who 
actively supported us that it is hard to give each one the credit which 
he deserves so we will attempt to name only a few of the men more 
prominently connected with it. First of all is Brother W. S. Ferris, 
Williams, *85, President of Kappa Province. He, perhaps did more 
than any one man in the fight for the chapter. Not only was 
his the guiding hand of the campaign but he did a wonderful amount 
of personal work with different people and chapters, and some say 
he spent much more time in behalf of Oregon Alpha than he did 
with his business. His right hand men were Brothers C. F. Lamkin, 
Westminster, '99, P. G. C, H. H. Ward, Ohio State, *90, P. P. G. C, 
and A. R. Priest, DePauw, '91, Past President Kappa Province. 
Brother Lamkin had the situation especially well in hand and in- 
fluenced the votes of many chapters. Brothers Ward and Priest had 


in hand the work on the coast and saw that every Phi wrote to his 
chapter. Others who deserve special mention are Brothers W. W. 
Behlow, California and Stanford, '07, Frank J. R. Mitchell, North- 
western, '96, Thos. A. Davis, Wabash, '96, Wallace McCamant, 
Lafayette, '88, President Portland Alumni Club, and C. P. Lott, Ohio 
State, '07. The Portland, Seattle and Los Angeles Alumni Clubs 
and the active chapters Washington Alpha and Idaho Alpha, also 
supported us strongly. 

The first move was to send in the formal petition to the general 
council. This we did April 4, 1910. After this we were visited by 
Brothers W^alker and Williams of Idaho Alpha, and Brothers Coyle 
and Hickingbotham of Washington Alpha, who advised us to send a 
bulletin to the different chapters in order to turn their attention to 
the matter for the 1910 convention. This was issued June 1, 1910 
and contained statistics concerning the University, and a few facts 
about Delta Sigma. 

Just before the convention Brother George D. Kierulff, California, 
'96, President Iota Province, visited Eugene for the purpose of look- 
ing over the situation. He met some of the fellows who were in 
town for the summer also some of the members living in Portland, 
and after a thorough investigation of the college he assured us of 
his hearty support in the convention which was soon to be held. 

In the convention the petition was supported by Brothers S. E. 
Eliot, Washington University, '05, representing the Portland Alumni 
Club and Nelson T. Hartson, delegate from Washington Alpha. 
They gained for us as -much as we dared hope for, namely, that the 
petition be accepted as one worthy of future consideration and that 
it be referred to the general council for action between conventions 
if they saw fit. 

December 2, 1910, we received the impetus for the strenuous cam- 
paign which followed. Brothers W. S. Ferris, H. H. Ward and C. 
W. Heinecke, Kansas, '01, Secretary of the Portland Alumni Club, 
came to Eugene for the purpose of finally deciding whether or 
not the charter campaign should be taken up and prosecuted im- 
mediately. After a three days' visit during which they gathered all 
available information regarding the university and A 2, they assured 
us their hearty support and expressed the opinion that the matter 
could be pushed through between conventions. 

Brother Ferris organized his forces at once and began to get the 
Fraternity acquainted both with the college and ourselves. This 
was done through the alumni in the Northwest, each of whom wrote 
a personal letter on the case to his chapter. The chapter itself de- 
voted most of its time to receiving visitors and strengthening its 
internal organization. During the spring and summer we received 
many visits from Phis from all over the country. A partial list in- 
cludes : — Brothers A. R. Priest, E. C. Morgan, Vermont, '87 ; Thomas 
A. Davis, Wabash. '96 ; Ralph W. Wilbur, Vermont, '90, and Spen- 


cer Mastick, California, '13. We also had the pleasure of entertain- 
ing several members of Washington Alpha and Idaho Alpha who 
came to Eugene to take part in athletic contests. 

Brothers Bailey and Barbour of the local chapter were very grac- 
iously received by the members of California Alpha and California 
Beta when they were with the Oregon track team in California. 

Favorable action was taken by the general council in the spring 
and we were directed to issue another bulletin early in the fall. This 
was done about the first of November. Facts about the school and 
the local petitioners were placed in one pamphlet and a large num- 
ber of letters of endorsement by Phis all over the Northwest and by 
the faculty were placed in another. This together with copies of 
"Oregon Booster" literature kindly given us by the Portland Chamber 
of Conunerce was sent to every chapter. 

A week or so later we issued a circular letter to each chapter con- 
taining copies of more letters of endorsement. Things rapidly came 
to a head. We received a visit from Brother (j. H. Beurhaus, Stan- 
ford, *13, and gained California Beta's active support. The vote was 
called by Brother Lamkin and letters and telegrams were sent again 
by all alumni to their chapters. The Portland Alumni were especial- 
ly active at this time and influenced many votes. About February 1 5 
we received a telegram from Brother Lamkin giving a list of some 
twenty chapters which had not as yet voted and desired more informa- 
tion immediately, and requesting us to attend to the matter the fol- 
lowing day. We sent them by return mail duplicate copies of our 
former bulletins, copies of the university catalogue and university 
bulletins, copies of The Oregon Art Calendar gotten out by Brother 
Walls, copies of the Eugene booster magazine which contained some 
information about the university and to a few of the chapters a copy 
of the junior annual which he happened to have oil hand at that 

This ended the campaign on the part of the local chapter although 
in the week that followed all the alumni were busy writing letters 
and sending telegrams until a sufficient number to insure the grant- 
ing of the charter had voted. 

Edward F. Bailey, Oregon, '13. 


The installing party arrived from Portland early Thursday 
morning. May 30, on a special Pullman and were welcomed by 
Eugene Phis and members of Delta Sigma. Other Phis arrived during 
the day; the full partv included Brother W. S. Ferris. Willimns, '85, 
President of Kappa Province ; Brothers H. H. Ward, Ohio State. '90, 
Past P. G. C. ; C. W. Heinicke, Kansas, '01 ; H. E. Trout, Lafayette, 
'03, and H. C. P. Baldwin, Georgia, '10 and Washington dr' Lee, 
'11, of Portland; Brothers O. A. Faris. '12, C. F. Cornwall, '13, and 
Hawthorne Gray, '13, representing Idaho; Brothers F. A. Beltz, '13 


and William Urquhart, *14, of Washington; Brother E. E. Ruby 
Indiana, '01, of Whitman College; Brother James Thompson, Jr., 
Minnesotaj '04; and Brothers H. W. Thompson, Minnesota, '88, 
John Tryon, Minnesota, '10, George O. Debar, Northwestern and 
Missouri, '72, and J. H. Irish, Michigan, '82, of Eugene. 

No time was lost in beginning initiation ceremonies. After break- 
fasting down town, the party proceeded to the Eagles Hall, set up 
the paraphernalia, and organized for business. Brother H. H. Ward, 
with authority from President Lamkin, officiated as president ; the 
other officers were: warden, W. S. Ferris, secretary, O. A. Paris, 
reporter, John Tryon, chaplain, H. C. P. Baldwin, and chorister, 
C. W. Heinicke. 

The initiation was well under way by noon when an adjournment 
was made to the chapter house for lunch. At 1 :30 ceremonies were 
resumed and by 5 :30 all of the twenty-four members of Delta Sigma 
had been made charter members of Oregon Alpha of Phi Delta 

The chapter has since installation, initiated one more, making 
twenty-five in all. They are as follows : 

William Edward Moss, 'ii, Jefferson, Ore.; Clarence William Walls, 'i2, 
955 F*irst Street, Portland, Ore.; Ivouis Raphael Geisler, *I2, 631 Elm Street, 
Portland, Ore.; Walter Mills Huntington, *I2, The Dalles, Ore.; Wendell Cary 
Barbour, *I2, Eugene, Ore.; Harold B. Cockerline, *I2, Eugene, Ore.; Charles 
Raymond Oleson, '12, Portland, Ore.; George Alpha Gabriel, *I2, Dayton, 
Ore.; Edward Flint Bailey, '13, Eugene, Ore.; William Homer Maris, '13, 
53 E. 7th St., Portland, Ore. ; Phillip Lidden Hammond, '13, Eugene, Ore. ; How- 
ard Farnam Parsons, '13, Springfield, Ore.; Arba Selathial Bedford, '14, Rush- 
more, Minn.; Robert Milton Wray, '14, Silverton, Ore.; Raymond Beryl Giles, 
*I4, 410 E. 38th Street, Portland, Ore.; Thomas Gordon Donaca, '14, Lebandon, 
Ore.; Ralph O'l-eary, '14, McKenzie Bridge, Ore.; Sophus Taylor Blohm, '15, 
303J4 E. I2th Street, Portland, Ore.; Carlyle Dressier Geisler, '15, 631 Elm 
Street, Portland, Ore.; Merwin Rial Irish, '15, Eugene, Ore.; Sidney Hugh 
Smyth, '15, 751 Weidler Street, Portland, Ore.; Lloyd Grossman Stevens, '15, 
Graceville, Minn.; David B. Campbell (Special), Monomouth, Ore.; Carroll 
Marshall Wagner, '15, Ashland, Ore.; Chester Arthur Downs, '10, Portland, 

The party then returned to the chapter house where the installation 
ceremonies were concluded. 

Representing the old regime, Brother Raphael Geisler surrendered 
the house to Brother Ward who took charge of it in the name of 
Phi Delta Theta, and in turn gave it into the keeping of Brother 
Homer Maris, the new president of Oregon Alpha. 

Brother Ward next presented the charter to Brother Clarence 
Walls and called upon Brother Ruby to deliver the charge to the 
chapter. A telegram was read from President Lamkin who expressed 
regret at his enforced absence but wished Oregon Alpha the greatest 
success and prosperity. The Phi Delta Theta flag was raised over 
the house as the party on the lawn below gave the fraternity yell and 
cheers for the new baby chapter. 

In the evening the visitors were entertained at a banquet at the 


Hotel Osburn. Forty-five Phis were present and a feeling of good 
cheer and friendship ran high. Brother H. W. Thompson of Eu- 
gene acted as toastmaster and called upon half a score for toasts. 
A partial list follows: 

"Why We Are Here!" W. S. Ferris 

"The Honored Alumni" H. H. Ward 

"Early Days" G. O. Debar 

"Rushing" C. W. Heinicke 

"Phi Delta Theta Ideals" J. H. Irish 

The last named speaker made a noteworthy speech which gave a 
new conception of fraternity life and ideals to many of those present. 

After the banquet the party went to their special car for the re- 
turn trip to Portland. 

Walter M. Huntington, Oregon, M2. 


I come from the "short grass" country, show it by my actions as 
well as general appearance and so when I arrived in Portland early 
Wednesday morning, I was quickly passed into the private office of 
Brother H. H. Ward, Past P. G. C. and given a most cordial wel- 
come ; made in fact, to believe that I had followed his advice, that 
I had, indeed, "Come to the Pacific with Ward", though in reality 
I had beaten him to it by just twenty short years. Afterwards, 
Brother H. C. P. Baldwin, Georgia Tech, '10 and Washington dr* 
Lee, ' 1 1 steps in, and unaware of his reputation I innocently accept an 
invitation to tour the city in his car. Nothing happened, 't wasn't in 
the cards, until we stopped at the city ticket office to engage a special 
sleeper for Eugene. Terms proved to be 18 berths, fare, according to 
Pullman custom, strictly in advance. Being but newly arrived, and 
still uninsured, I was permitted to meet the situation, thus confirm- 
ing my reputation for being "easy." However, as this afforded me an 
excuse to get Brother Ward to cash my unindorsed draft for several 
times the amount of the Pullman fares, 1 am still unable to see 
wherein I was "thrown and hog tied." And I am now urged to 
"Come to the Pacific to Ward." 

That evening we gathered ourselves together at the S. P. Depot, 
and waited, and w-a-i-t-e-d for Brothers Baldwin and C. W. Heinicke 
little thinking that the police stood without the doors of the Uni- 
versity Club intent upon the same purpose. With the happy ex- 
uberance of youth, these brothers had been ripping to pieces the 
city speed law, finally chased to the club they had darted through 
the front entrance, grabbed their grips, sneaked out the back door, 
caught a taxi and by a flying leap jumped on the train as it was pull- 
ing out of the station. The smiling faces of these fugitives from jus- 
tice are here published for the benefit of the fraternity's rogue gallery. 
See Exhibit A. 


We found upon our arrival in Eugene that the local committee 
had made all necessary arrangements for the day, that the hall of the 
local F. O. E. Lodge had been secured and there we gathered to- 
gether for the initiatory ceremonies. The members of the incoming 
chapter had already purchased a complete paraphernalia, one or 
two articles that had not yet arrived, were loaned for the occasion. 
Under the supervision of Brother Ward the work was conducted with 
all due form and made exceedingly impressive and the interest of 
the older members of the fraternity was a source of inspiration to the 

From the hall we adjourned to the chapter house where the build- 
ing was taken possession of in the name of Oregon Alpha, and the 
flag raised, the first fraternity banner ever displayed by any chapter 
at Oregon. 

Of all that took place during the initiatory rites mention cannot 
be made at this time. That something was left of the Oregon boys, 
sufficient in fact for the chapter to be able to give a good account of 
itself, Exhibit B clearly sets forth. 

One phase of the day appeared unaccountable to the underclass- 
men, I refer with sorrow to the even increasing ?%$&#@ of Brother 
Ward toward the province president. The brother was content to let 
no minute pass without endeavoring to overcome that official. When 
a few of the alumni had their pictures "took," see Exhibit C, he 
boldly held in his hand an object, the fumes from which account 
for the serious look of concern in those on either side. I appeal to 
every member of the fraternity asking if any could believe him guilty 
judging from his benevolent appearance. However, if further con- 
firmation be necessary note the strategic position of Brother H. E. 
Trout, Lafayette, *03. 

The Machiavellian designs upon the province president, however, 
were thwarted by his appointment of a body guard consisting of 
Brothers Trout, Larson, Thompson and Bailey, all heavyweight foot- 
ball stars in their day and the constant presence of one or more in 
the immediate vicinity of the province president served to allay the 
growing anxiety on the part of the freshmen. Exhibit D shows the 
"big four" acting as body guard and smilingly inviting Brother 
Ward "To come to the Pacific". 

Of the banquet the evening of the 30th, of the Convention that 
followed in Portland, the banquet there, of the trip into the hills, 
others will write. 

Oregon Alpha has come. Kappa Province convention has gone, 
but its silent influences remain with us still. No word was spoken, 
no act committed to mar the two occasions and we are better men, 
better Phis for what we have seen and heard. 

I felt before the convention that it had little to do. In this I was 
mistaken as results show. Much was accomplished and much more 
would have come to us had we had still another day. 


Too much credit cannot be given to the alumni of Portland, they 
were constant in attendance and their talks were at all times a source 
of inspiration. Washington and Idaho Alphas will be the better 
chapters this coming year because of their encouragement, while the 
ideals they inspired in Oregon Alpha will be felt through the years 
that are to come. 

To the young brother just graduated, let me again refer to the 
invitation on the back of The Scroll^ "Come to the Pacific with 

My brothers, we have a mighty country here, a Land full of op- 
portunity for you. A Land that don't need you, but which, perchance, 
you may need, for if you come not, other strong men coming will 
take possession thereof. We want, however, that our brothers may 
partake of the good things the Northwest offers, we want you, that 
we may feel that we have helped you forward and so strengthened 

The Bond we assimied rests upon us still and confident in the re- 
sult to all good Phis and true» again we extend the invitation, "Come 
to the Pacific" and be one of us. You will never need to assemble 
together a president's body guard. 

W. S. Ferris, Williams, '85, 

President of Kappa Province. 

Note: — We very greatly regret that a number of photographs intended to illus- 
trate this article (and also others) such as a ^oup picture of Oregon Alpha chapter, 
their chapter house, and some interesting incidents of the installation, were lost in 
the mails, between our printer and the engraver. — Editor. 


The convention of Kappa Province of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, 
was held in Portland, Oregon, with headquarters at the Multnomah 
Hotel, May 31 -June 1 and 2. The convention was presided over by 
Province President, Willard S. Ferris, Williams, '85, and Brother 
H. C. P. Baldwin, Washington and Lee, '11, acted as secretary. 

During the morning of the 31st, the delegates from the active 
chapters made reports. The talks were brief, but were beneficial to 
the men from Oregon Alpha. Two petitions were filed before the 
convention, one from Whitman College and the other from Wash- 
ington State College. Brother Ruby, Indiana, '97, spoke in behalf 
of the petitioners from Whitman College. It was decided, motions 
made and seconded, that the petition of Whitman College be referred 
to the three active chapters of the Kappa Province, the said chapters 
to report to the province president. The meeting adjourned for 
lunch, which was served in the Arcadian grill of the Multnomah 

At three o'clock the second business session was convened ; Brother 
Ferris and Ward speaking on proposed expansion in the Pacific 


Northwest, emphasizing the prospects of entering Alberta and Sas- 
katchewan Provinces in Canada. Brother Ward spoke on the desir- 
ability of active alumni clubs being organized in the various cities in 
the Northwest. At present there are but five alumni clubs in this sec- 

During the afternoon automobiles were furnished by the alumni, 
and the delegates and visiting Phis were driven over the city. The 
delegates spent the evening getting acquainted with the local alumni, 
some joining the various theater parties. 

The following committees were appointed by Brother Ferris: 

Chapters and Charters — Howell, Urquhart, Cornwall and Bailey. 
Fraternity Improvement — Beltz, W. O. Spencer and Hallam. 
National Convention in San Francisco 1915 — MacCamant, Sweet and 

Alumni Clubs — Ruby, Beckett and E. C. Morgan. 

The morning of June 1, the last session of the business convention 
was held ; and the various committees reported. 

The following wire was sent to Brother Clifford Turpin, the 
aviator, who met with an accident during a flight in Seattle : 

Phi Delta Theta Convention, 
Mr. Clifford Turpin, Portland, Oregon, 

Aviation Field, June i, 1912 

Seattle, Washington. 
Dear Brother Turpi.v : — 

I was instructed by the unanimous vote of the members of Phi Delta Theta 
of Kappa Province in convention assembled to express to you the sympathy of 
the convention in your recent accident. 

We deeply regret that the smash-up resulted in the loss of life, but we all 
know that you were in no wise to be blamed. 

Each and every Phi in the Northwest trusts that your injuries will not prove 
serious and that you will soon again be "up and doing". 

With kindest personal regards, I am. 

Yours in the Bond, 

C. W. Walls, Oregon Alpha, *I2. 

The business sessions of the convention were well attended, from 
fifty to sixty-five Phis being present. 

Saturday afternoon, the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate track meet 
was held at the Multnomah Athletic Club Field. 

Saturday night at eight o'clock a banquet was held in the private 
dining room of the Multnomah Hotel. Brother Wallace Mac- 
Camant, ex-president of the local alumni club acted as toastmaster. 
During the evening he called on Brothers Wilbur, Ward, Ferris, 
Gilbert and Baldwin, of the Portland Alumni Club. The delegates 
from the four active chapters also responded. 

Brothers Beltz and Urquhart, the delegates from the University 
of Washington, cordially invited the province to hold its convention 
some time next vear in Seattle. 

Brother Walls of Oregon Alpha spoke on the prospects of the 
Oregon chapter owning the chapter house. Brothers Baldwin, 


Howell and Beckett were appointed a committee by Brother Ward, 
president of the Portland Alumni Club, to report on the most pro- 
pitious way for the chapter to purchase a fraternity house. 

The banquet broke up close to midnight, everybody emphasizing 
the good time they had had during the convention. 

Sunday morning a private car was chartered by the alumni club, 
and a trip was taken up the Clackamas River to Estacada and Caza- 
dero where luncheon was served in the hotel. 

The party returned to Portland in the evening ; the majority of 
the delegates and visitors left that night for their homes. 

TTie following brothers were present during the convention : Baker, 
Knox, '84; Baldwin, Georgia Tech., '10, Washington and Lee. '11 ; 
Babb, Idaho, '12; Beckett, Missouri, ^07; Bigger, Monmouth. '72; 
Birkner, Nebraska, '08 ; Crozier, Wabash, '93 ; Gorman, Syracuse, 
'98; Gilbert, Cornell, '95; Heinicke, Kansas, '01; Howell, Knox, 
'06 and Missouri, '09 ; Hal lam, Wisconsin, '82 ; Joslyn, Minnesota, 
M4; King, Minnesota, '86; Kirkup, Nebraska. '10; Lane. Minnesota, 
'09 ; Lewis, California, '95 ; Mclntyre, Westminster, '11; MacCamant, 
Lafayette, '88; Morgan, Vermont, '87; Phipps, Washington, '13; 
Reider, Mosier, Spencer, Wabash, '89; Slandish, Cornell, '12, Spen- 
cer, California, '95 ; Sweet, Wisconsin, '93 ; Trout, Lafayette, '03 ; 
Wilbur, Vermont, '90; Ward, Ohio State. '90; Ferris, Williams. '85 ; 
Ruby, Indiana, '97; Larson, Idaho, '07; Whitten, Idaho, '15; 
Thompson, Minnesota, '04 ; Heizer, Kaksas, '03 ; Urquhart and 
Beltz delegates from Washington; Cornwall and Faris delegates 
from Idaho and the following from Oregon : Walls, Maris, Wagner, 
Leisler, Barbour, Bailey, Cockerline, Smith ; Winters and Sanborn 
from California, and Beurhaus, Stanford, '13. 

W. C. P. Baldwin, Washington ^ Lee, '11. 


Canadian football, to the average college man of the States, brings 
up a vision of soccer, aimless running about and ring around the 
rosy. He is confirmed in this impression by photographs and the 
word of the travelled i)rother. who has spent a summer roughing it 
at some modern hotel in the Ontario "WILDS", and is therefore 
infallible in all things Canadian, that *'Huh ! they tackle like a bunch 
of old women up there." 

It is supposed that the Canadians have adopted a few features 
from both American and F^nglish Rugby, added some idiotic ideas 
of their own, and now are playing away at a great rate, too deeply 
blinded by prejudice and hampered by British conservatism to fess 
up and adopt the American game. 'I'his, however is not the case. 
Canadians are rather well satisfied with their game a.s it is. They 
see no cause for changing it. While the game is far from perfect. 


yet on the whole, I think that Canadians have a very good reason for 
their satisfaction. 

A game, to be a great game, should be interesting to the players 
and it must be interesting and exciting to the spectators. The first 
qualification adds greatly to the sport, the latter is essential. Base- 
ball has them both; it is the universal game. Chess, on the other 
hand, is very interesting even absorbing to the players, but few 
stadiums have been built around chess tables. The "himian interest" 
is not there, and it is this "human interest," this most important qua- 
lification, that Canadian football has it over the game as played in the 
States. The most effective way of proving this contention will be 
to give a description of the game. 

The field is the same size, and marked very similar to the grid- 
irons in the States, with goals at each end. Fourteen men compose 
the team, there are three scrimmage men or scrum corresponding to 
our centre and guards. On each side of the scrum, are three wings, 
inside, middle, and outside. The first two pairs somewhat similar 
to our tackles, and the outside wings, like our ends, are fast men and 
hard tacklers. In the back field are the quarter, three backs, and a 
fullback, who is usually the punter. 

The uniform worn consists of one piece canvas jacket and short 
pants like track pants except that they are well padded at the hips. 
A jersey with striped sleeves worn beneath the jacket, long striped 
stockings, reaching to the hips ; football shoes, and perhaps a head 
gear complete an outfit that is the maximum of lightness, protection 
and appearance. 

The game is started practically the same as in the American game 
by kicking off from the centre of the field. On defence the Canadian 
team lines up much as do the Americans, except that the centre of 
the line is more compact, and the wings more extended. The line 
itself due to the increased number of men is longer than our scrim- 
mage. A flying half, who is equivalent to the rover in hockey, and 
one other back, are either backing up the line or out on the wing 
they consider to be threatened. The three other backs are spread 
over the field thirty or forty yards to the rear, waiting for kicks. 
The chief difference in the mode of defensive play is that, the op- 
posing attack having started, the scrimmage men do not charge to 
break it up, they merely crouch down and wait for it to come to 
them. They are coached that by charging they may be blocked off, 
while if they wait, they will surely have an opportunity of tackling. 
The man with the ball must come first. Interference is absolutely 
forbidden. This might seem an impossible handicap for the attack- 
ing players to overcome, but the fact is, that the man with the ball, 
on trick plays, is made irresistible by the force of the men behind 
him, and very often breaks through for long gains. 

In the attack lies the strength and beauty of the game. The ball 


is advanced by straight end running and line plunging, shifts, tricks, 
and frequent kicking, especially when favored by the wind, or a 
strong punter. 

The centre rush, supported by the two other scrum men, holds the 
ball erect on the ground, ready to kick it back with his heel when 
the signal is given. 

The other scrimmage men line up in close order, receding from 
the centre trio slightly in a very wide angle. Close behind the 
heeler back is the quarter, and the other four backs are in different 
formations, depending upon the nature of the play about to be exe- 
cuted, but generally consisting of three men in a line back of the 
scrimmage, and the fourth man out towards either wing, or perhaps 
far beyond it, as in some of the American trick plays. The whole 
idea of the Canadian game is for the backfield play to be fast and 
entirely open, so the formations are much more indefinite and looser 
than the American, to the great benefit of the spectator. The signal 
is given for a plunge, the quarterback reaches under, and takes the 
ball from the foot of the heeler, or center, and turning tosses it to 
the first of the three backs in line, immediately he starts for the line, 
pushed along by his two companions, or perhaps it is the middle 
wing who comes around the outside wing pounding behind him with 
his hands on his waist, and they plunge into the other side of the 
line. Any player who would attempt to stop one of these bucks in 
an old womanly fashion, would surely be a much surprised and 
trampled individual. It takes the hardest kind of a low tackle to 
stop them at the line, indeed it was this feature of combined attack 
that was considered too dangerous and eliminated from the Ameri- 
can Rugby some years ago. 

A second and more spectacular mode of attack is the kicking game. 
The Canadians kick more frequently. There is never the special 
formation and pause attendant on the American punting. The ball 
is passed back to the fullback and he gives it a boot, often running 
nearly to the line to give him momentum. The result is that while 
the kicks are rarely spirals, they carry forty or fifty yards on an 
average, and being often unexpected are hard to get under. Then 
the speedy outside wings are always down the field with the ball, 
and as the waiting halfback is unprotected a fumble is often fatal, 
the wings however are required to give the man catching the ball his 
yards, or are to stay at least five yards from him until he has at 
tempted to catch or has touched the ball. Not infrequently, however 
the halfback will catch the punt, elude the outside wings and make 
a twisting, dodging run back through a broken field that brings the 
spectators to their feet. In my opinion Canadian halfbacks are 
superior to Americans in running through a broken field, probably 
because they have more of this kind of play. 

Beside the obvious advantage of a fumble there are three well 


defined methods of scoring by the air route, namely ; drop kicking 
as in the American game and which likewise counts three points; 
kicking as in the American game and which likewise counts three 
points ; kicking into touch behind the goal line, and lastly kicking 
the ball to the dead line ; the two last of these are practically 
the same, and count one point, the first of these consists in kicking 
the ball behind the goal line but within the playing limit of the field, 
while the second consists of kicking it beyond the dead line, or play- 
ing limit of the field. 

Another way of scoring, which is the ultimate result of a punted 
ball, is when the punted ball is caught behind the goal line and the 
player is unable to carry it out before he is downed by the wings of 
the opposing side. This play is known as a rouge, and results in the 
offensive side scoring one point. Now supposing the halfback in the 
last play catches the ball and runs out from behind his goal line, is 
tackled and carried back over the line before he can call held, this 
is called a safety touch, and counts two points for the offensive side. 
On these plays the ball* is put in play again by a drop kick from 
quarter field or about the twenty- five yard line, by the team scored 
upon. Sometimes a team will score four or five points in this manner 
before the defensive side braces up and carries the ball down the 
field again. 

The last and most effective method of attack is by end running. 
There is nothing in American football that equals Canadian end 
running; the clean diving, interference of a well coached American 
back field when the would be tacklers are suddenly and effectually 
spilled, most nearly approaches it. But it is very seldom that the 
interference effectually opens the way for the man with the ball ; if 
it did the scores in the college games last fall would have l>een larger. 
On the other hand Canadian end running seldom fails to gain quite 
a number of yards, and often the last man to receive the ball has a 
clear field or at least an opportunity of pitting his speed and dodging 
ability against the speed and tackling ability of the defensive half- 
backs, all of which is fast, open, and spectacular play. 

The manner of Canadian end running is this. The signal having 
been given, the quarterback takes the ball, and passes it to the nearest 
halfback, or more often, keeping it himself, the whole line of backs 
start running toward the wings, the man with the ball slightly in 
advance and nearest the scrimmage. An opposing tackier dives at 
him, he passes swiftly and accurately back to the next runner, and 
hits the turf, while his companions carry the ball on around the end. 
Another tackier dives and there is another pass, and another tumble, 
and still the ball goes on around the end. Now probably the man 
with the ball has an opportunity for a pretty display of open field 
running or perhaps there are too many defensive players at the point 
of attack and the play broken up, or a pass intercepted, and the at- 


tackers become the attacked, there is always the possibility that the 
halfback in possession of the ball, when about to be tackled will 
pass it twenty yards or so to where the flying half slightly to the rear 
but free of the scrimmage is waiting to receive it, and he will make a 
dodging run for a touch-dow^n and five points are added amid the 
frantic cheers of his schoolmates. Even the latest Nor folk- jacketed, 
monocled, staring, younger son, w-ho has come out to wrest a fortune 
from the "colonies", will wave his stick and emit a strange hoarse 
noise — until he suddenly remembers himself and subsides again into 
shocked silence. Then as in the American game a free kick is tried, 
which if successful adds one more to the score. 

It might be taken from this description that the Canadian game is 
faultless — not by any means — it has many faults ; the most prominent 
of which are the heeling back, and the hazy conception of any definite 

Canadian football is interesting, exciting, and highly spectacular. 
Compare in popular interest, the Toronto- Mc Gill game last fall, 
where Toronto sadly beaten in the first three quarters, came from 
behind in the last quarter by brilliant end runing and won 26 to 22, 
to the Princeton -Harvard or Yale- Princeton games, where an in- 
ferior team won by a single score and that a fumble. Which would 
you prefer to witness? 

And so when the young man from N'Yawk drifts up to sample 
Canadian Club and Old Mull in their native fastnesses, so to speak, 
and warmed by the cup that cheers, condescendingly explains to the 
hospitable "Canuck", what a damnfool game your football is, may 
the Canuck be pardoned for permitting a slight superior smile to 
rest upon his visage. I think so. 

James Mullins, Dartmouth, *14. 


The first Society of American origin with a Greek-letter name was 
4>BK founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in 
Virginia. Before that time a Society known as P D A existed there. 
Scarcely anything about it is known, but these letters are understood 
to be the initials of Latin words. 

The College of William and Mary was opened in 1693, and, ex- 
cepting Harvard University, it is the oldest collegiate institution in 
America. Among those who were educated at William and Mary 
were Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and John Tyler ; 
Benjamin Harrison, Carter Braxton, Thomas Nelson and George 
Wythe, all Signers of the Declaration of Independence ; Peyton 
Randolph, first President of the Continental Congress; Edmund 
Randolph, Attorney (ieneral and Secretary of State ; John Blair, 
Justice, and John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States Su- 
preme Court. The list of others is much too long to be quoted here. 





At the beginning of the American Revolution, William and Mary 
was reputed to be the richest college in this country. It was located 
at Williamsburg, the capital of Virginia. For seventy years previous 
to the Revolution, it had an average of about sixty students ; at the 
outbreak of hostilities there were seventy, and thirty-seven of them 
and three professors left the college and joined the Continental Army. 

*BK was founded by five students on December S, 1776. The 
record of its first meeting follows : 

On Thursday, the 51h of December, in the year of our Lord God, one 
thousand seven hundred »nd Beveoty-sii, and the first of the Commonwealth, 
a happ3> spirit and resolution of attaining the important ends of Society enter- 
ing the miods of J'ohn Heath, Thomas Smith, Richard Booker, Armsted 
Smith and John Jones, and afterwards seconded by others, prevailed, and was 
accordingly ratified. 

And for the better establishment and sanctitude of oar unanimity, a square 
silver medal was agreed and inslllaled, engraved on the one side with S. P., 

the inilials of the Latin S— ^ P , and on the other agreeable to the former, 

with Creek initials 4 B K 

and an index imparting a philosophical design, extended to the three stars, 
a pari of ihe planetary orb, distinguished. 

Obverse Revene 

Ancient Phi Beta Kappa Silver Medal 

n Ihe William and Mary ColUgt Quarltrly Hiitorital Magaiint, April, 1896 

Modern Phi Beta Kappa Gold Watchkey 

e Wi/iiam and Mary Collirge Qaaricly HiHorical Magaiini, April, IBM 


4> B K was secret in character, and its objects were social enjoy- 
ment, morality and the cultivation of literature. The founders 
adopted "proper and salutary laws," about twenty in number, some of 
which follow : 

That no gentleman be initiated into the Society but collegians, and such only 
as have arrived at the age of sixteen years, and from the grammar master up- 
wards ; and further, before his disposition be sufficiently inspected, nor then 
without the unanimous approbation of the Society. 

That every member, after being properly initiated, shall be obliged to furnish 
himself with a medal wholly corresponding w^ith those of the Fraternity. 

That in every design or attempt, whether great or small, we ought to in- 
voke the Deity, by some private sacrifice or devotion, for a fraternal prosperity. 

That the non-attendance of any member, unless by some certain obstructing 
inability, or cogent necessity, subjects him to the penalty of five shillings. 

That the least appearance of intoxication or disorder of any single member 
by liquor at a session subjects him to the penalty of ten shillings. 

On February 27, 1779, a revised code, consisting of twenty-one 
law^s was adopted. The preamble follows: 

Preamble. Whereas it is essentially necessary to the well being of every 
Fraternity that it should be governed by certain established and salutary laws : 
the following are adopted for the governing rules of the conduct of each 
member of the <I> B K, and each and every member of the said Society is here- 
by required to observe the same with the most scrupulous punctuality, in order 
that this institution, which does honor to the founders, may be handed down to 
the latest ages, firm and inviolate. 

The more important features of the revised code were as follows : 

No gentleman shall be initiated into this Society under the age of sixteen, 
nor then but by unanimous concurrence of all the members by ballot ; neither 
shall anyone be expelled without the same. 

Every member, after being properly initiated shall pay to the Treasurer six 
shillings, and shall be obliged to procure for himself a medal wholly correspond- 
ing with those of the fraternity. 

If any member of this Society be heard to express sentiments inimical to 
the same, he shall be informed against at the ensuing meeting, when after being 
heard he shall be subject to being censured, fined, or even expelled, if the Fra- 
ternity deem it expedient. 

No member of the Society shall be punished upon any accusation whatever 
without being first heard with his accusant confronting him. 

The officers were a President, a Clerk and a Treasurer ; also "The 
youngest member residing in college shall be Sergeant, whose office 
is to summon the members when a meeting shall be called." Regular 
meetings were held usually once a fortnight, at 7 p. m. in summer 
and 6 in winter. Meetings were held at the college and usually on 
Saturday evenings. Literary exercises were provided for as follows : 

Five members shall perform at every session ; one shall write a dissertation ; 
two in opposite composition, and the other two shall dispute extemporaneously 
on the same subject. 

Three members shall be appointed as judges of the compositions, who shall 
inform the ensuing meeting of their determination, that such performances as 
are thought worthy of the honor may be preserved. 

The non-attendance of any member on the evening he is appointed to de- 
claim subjects him to the punishment of six shillings, and on any other evening 


to the penalty of three shillings, unless his excuse be deemed sufficient by the 

Following is a list of some of the questions that were debated : 

The advantages of an Established Church. 

The Justice of African Slavery. 

Whether Agriculture or Merchandise was most Advantageous to a State. 

Whether Brutus was Justifiable in having his Sons Executed. 

The cause and Origin of Society. 

Whether a wise State hath any Interest nearer at Heart than the education 
of the Youth. 

Whether an Agrarian Law is Consistent with the Principles of a wise Re- 

WTiether anything is more dangerous to Civil Liberty in a Free State than 
a Standing Army in time of Peace. 

Whether Parents have a Right to prevent Marriage of Children after enter- 
ing into Contract. 

Whether the Institution of the Ostracism was Legal. 

Whether Commonwealths or Monarchies are most subject to Seditions and 

Whether a general Assessment for the Support of Religious Establishments 
is not Repugnant to the Principles of a Republican Governmenf. 

Whether Theatrical Exhibitions are Advantageous to States or the Contrary. 

Is a Public or a Private Education More Advantageous. 

Had William the Norman a Right to the Crow^n of Great Britain. 

Whether the Execution of Charles first was Justifiable. 

Whether any form of Government is more favorable to public virtue than 
a Commonwealth. 

Whether the Rape of the Sabine Women was just. 

Whether the Religion is necessary in Government. 

Whether in a Civil War any Person is Justifiable in Remaining Neuter. 

Whether Dueling ought to have toleration in this or any other free State. 

Whether all our Affection, and Principles are not in some Measure deducible 
from self Love. « 

Whether Poligamy is a dictate of Nature or not. 

Whether Avarice or Luxury is more Beneficial to a Republic. 

Whether Brutus was Justifiable in killing Ca.*sar. 

Whether a man in extreme want is justifiable in Stealing from his neighbor 
to relieve his present necessities. 

The progress of the Arts and Sciences. 

At the second meeting of the Society, which was held on January 

5. 1777, "a mode of initiation" was adopted, and this included "an 

oath of fidelity," which was as follows : 

I, A B , do swear on the holy Evangelists of Almighty God, or other- 
wise, as calling the Supreme Being to attest this my oath, declaring that I will, 
with all my possible efforts, endeavor to prove true, just, and deeply attached 
to this our growing fraternity ; in keeping, holding and preserving all secrets 
that pertain to my duty, and for the promotion and advancement of its internal 

The "proper and salutary law^s" provided 

That a profanation of the preceding oath of fidelity subjects the member 
to the pain of the universal censures of the Fraternity as well as the misery of 
certain expulsion. 

This "oath of fidelity" is the only part of the original "mode of 
initiation" that has been preserved. On February 27, 1779, when a 


revised code of laws was adopted, "the forms of initiation" also were 
revised. These forms in full follow : 

The person to be initiated having been properly recommended and approved, 
shall be brought to the door by him who recommended him.* Then he shall 
be met by some other Member who shall introduce and seat him on a chair 
prepared for the purpose, the whole Society rising from their seats and bow- 
ing: — ^The stranger at the same time having a paper in his hand, which he, 
after being seated, shall deliver to his guide who shall read it as follows: 

The address of of to the meml>ers of ♦ B K. 

Gentlemen. From a full conviction of the benefit arising from Society in general, 
and particularly from one which I hope has Friendship for its Basis, Benevolence, and 
Literature for its Pillars, I am induced to accept of the Invitation for admission into 
the ^ B K, and for the honor conferred on me by this invitation, I return you my 
most sincere thanks. 

. Then the President shall. say 

Mr. . It was in consequence of our good opinion of you, that 

we have admitted you thus far, and we hope you will render yourself still more 
acceptable by answering in the affirmative to the following questions — 

1st. If upon Rearing, you dislike the principles of this Society and withdraw, do 
you promise upon the word of a Gentleman, to keep them secret? 

2a. Is it of your own free choice, unbiased by persuasion that you become a 
member of this Society? 

3d. Will you approve yourself a worthy member of it, by being a Friend to 
Morality and Literature? 

4th. Will you regard every worthy Member of this Society as a Brother? 

5th. Will you assist them when in distress with your Life and Fortune? 

After which, the Laws shall be read by the Clerk, and if the person to be 

admitted, approve them, the Oath shall be administered by the President; then 

the Medal and sign of the Society shall be explained; and afterwards the 

President shall thus address the newly initiated Member : 


It is an uncommon pleasure which I feel in being able to address you by this tender 
appellation; such have been the mutual pleasures ever distributed among the Mem- 
bers of the «fr B K. This Society was founaed by a few friends to social and improving 
intercourse. At first it was confined to a small number of very worthy students. They 
planted the scion, from which has grown this tree, that now buds forth before your 
eyes, with the blossoms of harmony and concord. It was ingrafted on the stock of 
friendship, in the soil of virtue, enriched by Literatui^. To cherish and keep it alive 
hath been the constant care of those members who have succeeded. To which end they 
have ever kept in view the design of its worthy founders, who adopted this friendly 
communion as a recreation to the Philosophic mind, satiate with investigating the 
various springs of Human nature and human actions. Now then you may for a while 
disengage yourself from scholastic Laws and communicate without reserve whatever 
reflections you have made upon various objects; remembering that everything trans- 
acted within this room is transacted sub rosa and detested is he that discloses it. Here 
too you are to indulge, in matters of speculation, that freedom of inquiry which ever 
dispels the clouds of falsehood by the radiant sunshine of truth. Here you are to 
look for a sincere Friend, and here you are to become the Brother of unalienable 

After which the President turning to the members shall thus address them : 


You all at this moment experience in yourselves the heartfelt satisfaction, which I 
do at our late valuable acquisition, — Friendship herself pleased with her success now 
smiles at this addition to our Fraternity. Let it be our joint care to extend the Friend- 
ship which has ever been exercised by this Society, to this new elected Member, that 
he may thereby become a veteran in her service. Let us consider, that this is no 
longer the stranger whom we have hitherto seen; he is a Brother, a member of the 
4>BE; in which character I am inexpressibly happy to introduce Mr. . 

After this, the President shall take him by the hand, with a congratulation, 
and then the Secretary, who shall introduce him to each of the members 
separately, all taking care to use the mode of shaking hands peculiar to the 
Phi Beta Kappa. 

• This sentence may indicate that the candidate was blindfolded. 


Each anniversary of the Society was celebrated with "jollity and 
mirth," in the Apollo Room of the old Raleigh Tavern in Williams- 
burg, where, according to tradition, the founders held their first meet- 
ing. On these occasions absent members were urged to return and 

The Old Raleigh Tavern at Williamsburg, Virginia 

Wtacn the • B K Sncif Ir beld i» unnual mcetinn 
Fromllie William and Mary CoUigt Qaarlirlr Hitlsrical Magitlimi. ApriL lS«« 

renew the delights of fraternal intercourse. Two members were 
chosen to deliver orations on each "Foundation Day," as the anni- 
versary was called. The record for April 19, 1779, says: 

Mr. Bowdoin being abont to depart for Earope, reqaetted the company of 
the Society at the Raleigh, where he gave them a very elegant entertainment. 
After many toasts suitable to the occasion, the evening was spent by the members 
in a manner which indicated their highest esteem for their departing friend, 
mixed with sorrow for his intended absence and joy for his future prospects 
in life. 

It is a remarkable fact that the founders of * B K wrought out 
all of the essential features of the modern (Jreek-letter fraternity, 
and 80 incorporated them in laws and traditions as to influence strong- 
ly college fraternity customs in all subsequent years. It called itself 
a "Fraternity" as well as a "Society." Like modem fraternities, 
it was a secret social organization, with a name of Greek letters. The 
letters were the initials of a secret motto, which briefly expressed the 
aims of the society. The members magnifiecl the word "fraternity" 
and the bond of brotherhood. *BK had a constitution, a form of 
initiation with its "oath of fidelity," secret signs of salutation and 
recognition, a secret grip, a cipher, a badge, a seal and society colors. 
The founders held meetings for social, literary and business pur- 
poses. At the regular meetings there were literary exercises, and 
in this 4 B K set an example which was followed for years by modem 
fraternities, some chapters of which continue to have such exercises. 
The Society's anniversary was suitably celebrated. Very soon after 
4 B K was founded its members began to discuss the question of ex- 


pansion, with the result that charters were granted for branches at 
Harvard and Yale before the suspension of the parent chapter. 
These chapters were called respectively the Alpha of Massachusetts 
and the Alpha of Connecticut. Practically all modern fraternities 
have used Greek letters in chapter nomenclature, some of them in 
combination with the names of states. 

The original "proper and salutary laws" restricted active member- 
ship to "collegians/' but on December 10, 1778, it was "Resolved 
that in future admission to this Society be not confined to collegians." 
The record for May 8, 1779, reads as follows, showing that the 
Societv looked favorably toward the extension of the benefits of 

It being suggested that it might tend to promote the designs of this Institu- 
tion and redound to the honor and advantage thereof at the same time, that 
others more remote or distant will be attached thereto, Resolved, that leave 
be given to prepare the form or Ordinance of a Charter party, to be intrusted 
to such two or more brothers of the 4> B K, as to a general meeting shall, on 
due application for the same, be thought to merit such a trust ; with delegated 
pow^er in the plan and principles therein laid down, to constitute, establish and 
initiate a fraternity correspondent to this, and that a Committee, be appointed 
of Mr. President, (Wm. Short) Mr. Stuart and Mr. Beckley to prepare a 
draught of the same and report at next meeting. 

The form of charter, or "charter party," was adopted in July, 1 779 ; 
and in the same month charters were granted for a Beta and a 
Gamma, and in August for a Delta. Each of these branches was to 
oe established in a Virginia town or county. 

Elisha Parmele, a former student at both Yale and Harvard, was 
a private tutor in a Virginia family and an irregular student at 
William and Mary, and he was admitted to * B K. He contemplated 
returning to the north, and he proposed that branches of the Society 
be established in the different states and be expatiated on the great 
benefit it would have in binding together the several states, which 
were then very loosely held together. A petition from Parmele for 
a charter to establish a branch at Harvard, to be called the Epsilon, 
w^as granted on December 4, 1779. At a meeting four days later, it 
was decided that, "Whereas this Society is desirous that the * B K 
should be extended to each of the United States," a second charter 
should be granted to Parmele for establishing a branch, to be called 
the Zeta, at Yale. In the charters issued for these branches, how- 
ever, the Harvard branch was designated the Alpha of Massachusetts 
and the Yale branch the Alpha of Connecticut. 

Two additional charters were granted, one for an Eta at Richmond 
and one for a Theta in Westmoreland County. Nothing is known 
about any of the Virginia branches — the Beta, Gamma, Delta, Eta 
and Theta. Each charter was granted to a member who petitioned 
for authority to establish a branch in the State, but it is doubtful 
whether any of these five branches were ever really organized. 

^ B K continued at William and Mary only a little more than 


four years. During the seige of Yorktown the college was temporari- 
ly closed for the accommodation of the American troops and their 
French allies. At the last meeting of the Society, held on January 
6, 1781, five members were present, and the minutes say: 

They, thinking it most advisable that the papers should not be removed, 
determined to deliver them sealed into the hands of the College Steward, to 
remain with him until the desirable event of the Society's resurrection. And 
this deposit they make in the sure and certain hope that the Fraternity will 
one day rise to life everlasting and glory immortal. 

^ B K had then enrolled fifty members. Of the founders not one 
was over twenty years of age when the Society was founded ; and 
of the fifty members enrolled by 1781, probably not more than three 
were over twenty-five when admitted. Many of these fifty members 
served in the Continental Army. Seventeen became members of the 
Virginia House of Burgesses or Senate or both, eight became members 
of the convention that ratified the Federal constitution, five became 
Representatives in Congress and two United States Senators. The 
most noted were John Marshall, who became Chief Justice of the 
United States, and Bushrod Washington, who became a Justice of 
the United States, and who was a nephew of George Washington, 
and, after Mrs. Washington's death, inherited Mount Vernon. 

The minutes of ^ B K, 1776 to 1781, give a record of seventy- four 
meetings. The box containing them was not found until 1848. It 
was then sent to the Virginia Historical Society. The Society was 
reorganized at William and Mary in 1849, and was given an apos- 
tolic benediction by William Short, the second President, who after 
a distinguished diplomatic career, was living in Philadelphia at the 
age of ninety. It is an interesting fact that he died on December 5, 
1849, just seventy-three years after * B K was founded. 

The Society continued at William and Mary until 1861, when the 
college was closed on account of the Civil War. After the War, 
the college was in a very crippled condition, and, on account of 
financial difficulties, it closed a third time in 1881. The State having 
provided appropriations for the college, it reopened a third time in 
1888. It now receives $40,000 annually from the State. The largest 
attendance at any time before the Civil War was one hundred and 
forty; now the number of students is more than double that figure. 
When the college celebrated its bi-centennial in 1893, *BK was 
restored there. The original records, found in the archives of the 
Virginia Historical Society in 1890, were returned to the college, 
and "The Original Records of the Phi Beta Kappa Society/' 1776- 
1781, were published in the JVilliam and Mary College Quarterly 
Historical Magazine for April, 1896. That issue of this periodical 
also contains an exterior view of the old Raleigh Tavern, and a wood 
cut of the obverse and reverse of the medal of ^ B K. The cuts of 
the medal were made from one of the original medals, which is in 
the possession of the Virginia Historical Society, and is the only one 


known to exist. The cuts of the tavern and medal were reproduced 
in "The History of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity," 1906, and are 
used again to illustrate this article. 

Originally chapters of •$ B K were called "branches" or "meetings". 
The branches for Harvard and Yale, chartered in 1779, were not 
established by Parmele until sometime later — the Yale branch in 
1780 and the Harvard branch in 1781. The Harvard charter was 
lost, but some years ago was discovered in a book shop in Boston and 
restored to the Harvard chapter. Pink and blue ribbons and a bow 
were attached to the seal on the charter, and these are considered 
the colors of the original "^ B K. 

In 1787 the Yale and Harvard chapters joined in establishing a 
chapter at Dartmouth. The next chapters chartered were those at 
Union in 1817; Bowdoin, 1826; Brown, 1830; Trinity (Conn.), 
1845; Wesleyan, 1845; Western Reserve, 1847; Vermont, 1848. 
The establishment of a chapter at Union led to the organization of 
other Greek-letter societies of a secret nature, the first three of which 
were founded at Union — KA in 1825 and 2* and A ^ in 1827. 
Originally K A had a square badge, which was suspended from one 
corner instead of from the middle of one side, as was the square 
badge of 4> B K. Later the badges of both societies were changed to 
the form of a watch key. 

The prejudice against secret societies aroused by the anti-Masonic 
excitement, which prevailed throughout the United States for a 
number of years, led to an exposure of the secrets of ^B K. To the 
"Key to Freemasonry," by Averv Allyn. published in 1831. wa« ap- 
pended a "Kev to the Phi Beta Kappa". This work gave the Greek 
motto in full — "^tAootw^ta Btbv KvjScpvifny?*'. translated "Philoso- 
phy is the guide of life." In the original records both the Greek and 
Latin mottoes had been written in full, but the Latin words were not 
entirely obliterated, and a study of the records, made in 1 907, showed 
that S. P. are the initials of "Societas Phihsophiae/' The three stars 
to which an index points on the medal indicate Fraternity, Morality 
and Literature. 

After 1831 4> B K became merely an honorary college society, in 
which membership was conferred as a reward for scholarship. 

Women were first admitted to the Society in 1875. In 1883 a 
national organization of the chapters was effected by the adoption of 
a constitution for "The United Chapters of the Phi Beta Kappa 
Society." There are now chapters in seventy-seven institutions. In 
1899 a charter was granted for a chapter at Vassar, and since then 
chapters have been established at several other colleges for women. 
In 1910 The Phi Beta Kappa Key, a monthly magazine, was estab- 
lished. The living members number about 15,500. 

Several accounts of 4> B K have been published. All accounts 
published before 1896 contain many erroneous statements. Thte best 


sketch of the original Society that has yet appeared is by Rev. Oscar 
M. Voorhees, D.D., 350 East 146th Street, New York City, Secre- 
tary and Treasurer of the United Chapters. It appeared in the Key 
for March, 1912, embraces twenty-eight pages, and has been drawn 
upon for most of the material in this article. The same issue of the 
Key contains a view of William and Mary College at the time of 
the organization of 4> B K, herewith reproduced ; the obverse and 
reverse of the medal, herewith reproduced ; an exterior view of the 
old Raleigh Tavern, herewith reproduced; an interior view of the 
Apollo Room, portraits of John Heath and William Short, and a 
facsimile of the record for December 9, 1781, showing the grant 
of a charter party for a branch at Yale. 

Walter B. Palmer. 


John Alexander Mathews was born May 20th, 1872, at Washing- 
ton, Pa. His father, William J., (a merchant), his mother, Frances 
Sage Pelletreau Mathews. Father of Scotch ancestry, great-grand- 
father came to the United States immediately after the revolution. 
Mother, of French (Huguenot) ancestry; the first of her family came 
to this country in 1685. His education was obtained first in the 
public and high schools of his native place. In 1893 he took the 
degree of B. Sc. at the Washington and Jefferson College, and the 
degree of M. Sc. at same college in 1896. He next attended Colum- 
bia University of New York City, where he took the degree of M. A. 
in 1895, and degree of Ph. D.* in 1898. In 1909 he attended the 
Royal School of Mines (London University) at London, Eng., where 
he took up research work under Prof. Sir William Roberts-Austin, 
K. C. B. His first occupation was as Instructor in Chemistry at 
Columbia University. He left the University in 1902 to become 
Metallurgist in charge of experimental work at the Sanderson works 
of the Crucible Steel Co. of America, and two years later he became 
the Assistant Manager, remaining there until 1908. Dr. Mathews 
has never sought political offices, but he accepted the honorary ap- 
pointments of Assay Commissioner by Presidents McKinley, Roose- 
velt and Taft. in the years 1900, 1905 and 1911. In 1908 he be- 
came operating manager of the Halcomb Steel Co. of Syracuse, N. 
Y., and holds that important office at present day; in the same year 
he was elected a Director in the corporation. This company produces 
the highest grades of crucible and electric furnace tool and alloy 
steel. Dr. Mathews is a member of the following clubs in Syracuse : 
The Citizens, the University, the Technology, the Onondaga Golf 
and Country, also of the Chemists' and Engineers* Clubs of New 
York City ; and of the American Chemical Society, the American 
and International Societies for Testing Materials, the Iron and Steel 
Institute of Great Britian, the Electro-Chemical Society and of num- 


erous others. He was married January 29th, 1903, to Florence Hos- 
mer King. They have two children, Margaret King Mathews and 
John Alexander Mathews, Jr. Dr. Mathews received the honorary 
degree of "Doctor of Science" from the Washington and Jefferson 
College in 1902, in recognition of the numerous technical papers and 
results of investigations which he had published. He was the first 
recipient of the "Carnegie Gold Medal for Research" from the Iron 
and Steel Institute of Great Britian in 1902. 

Dr. Mathews's interests have not been confined to his chosen pro- 
fession, but the advantage of his combined technical training and 

Dr. Joh.v ALexANDER Mathews 

Waakingion and JeffersoH, '93 

business experience has been freely given to civic and municipal 
affairs. His reports upon "Municipal Ownership of Lighting Plants" 
and upon "Smoke Abatement" have lieen of far more than local 
interest and have had the widest circulation. He was a special con- 
tributor to the "Encyclopedia Americana" on Steel. 

During the last year l>r. Mathews has written and published a 
number of pamphlets relating to municipal and technical subjects, 
among which have been a "Report on Street Paving Conditions in 
Syracuse" of twelve pages; "The Evolution of the Fine Steel In- 
dustry" of twenty-five pages; and "Alloy Steels for Motor Car Con- 
struction," of twenty-nine pages. 


Dr. Mathews was initiated into Phi Delta Theta in the fall of 
1890 by the Pennsylvania Gamma chapter with the class of 1893, 
later he has been closelv associated with both New York Delta and 
New York Epsilon chapters though not formally affiliated with 
either. He is also a member of two honorary fraternities, viz: 
Sigma Xi (scientific) Colimibia 1905 and Phi Lambda Upsilon 
(chemical) Columbia 1908. 


The Middle Atlantic States Student Conference was held this year 
at Eaglesmere, Pennsylvania, from June 14-24 inclusive. 

Eaglesmere is an ideal place for a gathering of this kind. It is 
situated at the summit of the mountains of Lycoming County and 
boasts of the most beautiful natural lake in that section, which affords 
the visitor many enjoyable moments in the canoe, or on the bathing 
beach. In addition to the attractiveness with which nature has en- 
dowed this resort, man has contributed his efforts to make it com- 
fortable with many little cottages and big hotels, all located near 
the lake. 

About two hundred and fifty men registered, representing col- 
leges in the States of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Dela- 
ware, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, and Massachusetts. Of this number, 
six were members of Phi Delta Theta, — Brothers Pontius and Crary 
of Ohio Wesleyatij Prichett and Wallace of Pennsylvania, Douglass 
of Princeton and Dr. Sloan of Virginia. Brother Pontius, who is 
well known as a secretary of the International Christian Associa- 
tion Committee was the executive head of the conference, and it was 
largely due to his efforts that the conference was such a thorough suc- 

It was the aim of the conference to develop the physical as well as 
the mental and moral side of one*s nature in this short stay and that 
it succeeded in its aim is attested to by the interest and enthusiasm 
exhibited both in the classes and on the athletic field. 

Among the platform speakers were John R. Mott, Robert E. Speer, 
Bishop Rhinelander of Pennsylvania, Harry E. Fosdick, Dr. Cairns 
and others. The athletic attractions were a tennis tournament, a 
baseball league, a track meet, a basketball league and an aquatic 
meet which included swimming, boat and canoe races. Another very 
enjoyable event was the mammoth bonfire which was lighted at the 
conclusion of the "stunts." Each college represented, presented 
some stunt. In case only one man was present from a college he was 
permitted to give the college yell if he didn't care to sing. And so 
ten very enjoyable days were spent and many friendships made and 
cemented, and everyone returned home in some way bettered. 

Frederic B. Pritchett, Pennsylvania, '13. 



Fidelity We Give Phi Delta Theta. 

Words bf C. EUQENE IRELAND, Ohio WMUyao. 11. 

AiB — "Integer VitM. 




1. Phi Del-ta The - ta, to thee we give fi - del - i - ty, 

2. For sword and shield through life will guard us ev - er, 

3. To live for truth, and no - bly all as • pir - ing, 






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To thee we pledge ourselves throughout all e - ter - ni - ty; 
They bind our hearts with love naught can ev - er sev - er; 
Aims of our Broth-er - hood are to us in - spir - ing; 








Ev - er loy - al, bold and true, 
Watch -ful eye and scroll of fame, 
Here's to our Fra - ter - ni - ty, — 

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Faith - ful to the 
Phis throughout the 
Hon - ored mav she 















White and Blue, 
world ac - claim, 










Del - ta 
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Del - ta 



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In 1904 several songs were printed on eight pages of card board 
for use in Massachusetts Alpha. All of them except two were re- 
printed from old editions of the fraternity song book. These two 
were written by members of Massachusetts Alpha and were repub- 
lished in The Scroll for May, 1910, and in The Palladium for 
February 1912. 

Another song written by two members of Massachusetts Alpha 
appeared in The Scroll for May, 1912. Below is a song which has 
never before appeared in The Scroll. It is one of four songs which 
were printed on a four-page circular, to be sung at the quarto- 
centennial anniversary of Massachusetts Alpha in 1911. The other 
three songs on this circular are : "The Brotherhood We Love" (be- 
ginning "Hail! Hail! Phi Delta Theta!**), printed on card board 
in 1904, in The Scroll, 1910, and The Palladium, 1912 ; "Honor to 
Thee, Phi Delta Theta," published in The Scroll, 1910; and the 
"Marching Song," by Brother Woodman Bradbury, of Colby, which 
appeared in the 1902 edition of the song book. 

Air— "^Aif Army Blue" 

Once when warrior Greek met Greek, 

Back in days of yore. 
Pledged they each in oath to keep 

Leal the love they bore. 

Chorus : 

"Phikeia! Phikeia!" 
Rang their war-cry clear. 

O "Eis aner, oudeis aner" 
They sang and cherished dear. 

Strongly grasped each other's hand, 

Sealed their friendship true. 
Swore in life or death to stand 

By their chosen few. 

Chorus . 

Up through ages crowned with fame, 

Rose this hero clan, 
Men of faith and noble aim, 

Highest type of man. 

Chorus . 

If you wish to know their name, 

Hear the woodlands ring 
Of Phi Delta Theta's fame, 

Listen while they sing. 

Chorus . 
George Wilson Van Gorder, Williams^ *ii. 



For several years The Scroll has endeavored to induce members 
to contribute fraternity songs for publication in the magazine and for 
republication in the song book. There have been a number of re- 
sponses to the appeals, though not so many as we desired. All of 
the songs that have appeared in The Scroll since the last edition of 
the song book was published, in 1902, were republished in The Pal- 
ladium for February, 1912. One good song appeared in the last 
number of The Scroll^ and two fine ones appear in this issue. A 
dozen more such contributions would make a splendid addition to the 
next edition of the song book, which must be published soon, as the 
old edition is almost entirely exhausted. We are sure that there is 
enough poetic and musical talent in the Fraternity to produce a large 
number of songs that would live long in Phi Delta Theta hymnology. 
It would afford us much pleasure to receive several for publication 
in our November issue. 


B n is fortunate in having several general officers who have had 
long experience in fraternity work and are very intelligent and 
efficient workers. One of these is Mr. James T. Brown, Cornell, *76, 
business manager of the Beta Theta Pi for many years, and editor 
of the latest edition of the catalogue. The fraternity has had eight 
editions of the catalogue, the last one dated 1911 and issued early 
in 1912. Something over a year was spent by Mr. Brown in com- 
piling the book and seeing it through the press. The number of mem- 
bers enrolled, excluding duplicate names, is 17,664 — the number at 
the close of the collegiate year 1910-11. 

To catalogue so many names within reasonable limits, it was neces- 
sary for the editor to study condensation, and to omit all unimportant 
material. Still room is found for the full name, occupation and ad- 
dress of each member; his baccalaureate and honorary degrees, with 
the year each was granted and the college which granted them; 
prominent offices in B 11, if he held any ; the letters * B K, if he 
was elected to that society; prominent positions held» usually with 
the years they were held ; and, in case of death, an asterisk and the 
year (but not the place) of death, not omitting the last permanent 
residence and the occupation of the deceased. We are informed that 
practically every living member was given the opportunity of verify- 
ing the data concerning himself. Evidences of painstaking editing, 
and, of what is even more rare in such a work, consistent editing, are 
apparent throughout the work. 

Great care was used in selecting a style of typography which would 
have the greatest economy of space and still preserve a good appear- 
ance. The style was chosen after sample pages had been set up in 


type of different sizes and different widths of columns. The type 
used is small but very clear faced. 

In a word Mr. Brown has produced a splendid catalogue. It is 
the most practical form of catalogue for a large fraternity that I have 
ever examined. O A ® has not had a new catalogue since 1906, and 
needs one badly enough now. When an editor is appointed to get 
out a new edition, he should study this Beta catalogue and adopt its 
best features ; he can find no better model. 

The book has 10 pages of introductory matter, including a histor- 
ical sketch of the fraternity, 388 pages of chapter membership lists, 
108 pages of geographical index and 77 pages of alphabetical index. 
The book is well printed on thin paper and handsomely bound. Some 
copies were printed on still thinner paper, cut with narrow margins 
and bound in flexible cloth, making a book small enough and light 
enough to carry in an overcoat pocket, certainly a triumph of book- 

B ® n has published thirteen editions of its song book, the last one 
in 1912. The editor of the last three editions — issued in 1902, 1907 
and 1912 — ^is Mr. Horace G. Lozier, Chicago, *94. He is author 
of several of the songs and composer of a number of the musical 
settings, and he has shown a master's skill in arranging the accom- 
paniments. The new edition contains 24 songs with original music, 
42 songs adapted to familiar airs, the scores of which are republished, 
and the words of 25 songs adapted to familiar airs. By far the best 
song in the book is "Beta Sires of Beta Sons", by Rev. J. H. Lozier, 
D. D., DePauw, '57, father of the editor, and reputed author of the 
famous Beta "Legend of Wooglin". The book has 165 large pages, 
handsomely printed, and is bound in red silk cloth, with the title and 
the fraternity arms stamped in gold. 

Walter B. Palmer. 


The past year has been marked by a dearth of news concerning 
the acquisition of chapter houses. But the summer season has brought 
to light several propositions that seem promising of immediate and 
substantial results. Perhaps the lull in house agitation has been only 
a rest before renewed efforts on the part of unhoused chapters, or, 
the gathering of alvmani at the commencement season has awakened 
new enthusiasm. Indiana Delta at Franklin has just bought a 
home. It is with much pleasure that the following items are pub- 
lished : 


Indiana Delta bought a chapter house this summer. It is a frame house, 
two stories high, with ten rooms and stands on a well located lor, 72 x 144 
feet. The cost was $5,000. Rollin L. Ott. 



We take pleasure in presenting herewith a sketch of the proposed chapter 
house of Maine Alpha of Phi Delta Theta. These plans have recently been 
accepted by the building committee, consisting of Brothers A. J. Roberts, '90, 
President of Colby; C. W. Vigue, '98, assistant cashier of the Kennebec Trust 
Company of Waterville; C. P. Chipman, '06, librarian of Colby; and H. S. 
Cushman, '13; F. H. Jones, '14; and R. B. Hntchins, '15. The plans call for 
a building to cost about $7,500 complete. The college will provide a site on 
the campus, and will loan the chapter one half the amount necessary to erect 
the house. This leaves $3,750 to be provided by the chapter. We have already 
$1,250 in cash and pledges from the active chapter and local alumni, leaving 
$2,500 to be secured from the alumni outside of Waterville. An active cam- 
paign is already under way, and should be nearing its close by the time this 
article is read. It is hoped to have the building started by the time college 
opens in the fall. The plans provide, on the ground floor, a large reception 
hall, with a parlor opening on the right, and music room on the left. In the 
rear of the parlor are the matron's quarters and back of the music room is a 
smoking and lounging room. On the second floor are seven study rooms and 
bath room. The third floor provides a fraternity hall and four large sleeping 
rooms. There will be accommodations for fourteen men. We feel that the 
house, when completed, will be a credit to Phi Delta Theta. The only fra- 
ternity at Colby now owning a house is Delta Kappa Epsilon, which has for 
several years occupied a remodeled dwelling on College Avenue. 

J. Burleigh Thompson. 


The accompanying photograph shows Ohio Theta's new chapter house at 
the University of Cincinnati. The Cincinnati chapter considers this to be the 
best home they have ever had. The house has every modern convenience which 
a large city can afford and has ample room for not only all non-resident Phis 
but for visiting brothers as w^ell. 

The house is situated in Cincinnati's most beautiful and wealthiest suburb, 

that of Clifton ; and is within a five minute walk of the University campus. 

The Cincinnati Commercial Tribune says of the house : 

A bachelors' den and clubhouse is to form a new feature of suburban life upon 
one of the most beautiful and picturesque estates in Clifton. The Phi Delta Theta 
fraternity, one of the best known Greek societies, has among its local fold six non< 
resident members. The society in looking after their welfare happened upon the ideal 
spot in one of the homes belonging to the Whitman estate, located in Clifton at 350 
Terrace Avenue. The property has been rented to the society and will be occupied 
by the non-resident member$, who will furnish it and have a matron in charge. The 
grounds surrounding the property are ideal. It is improved with a splendidly built 
ten room dwelling and is conveniently located, being near Whitfield Avenue. 

Cincinnati Phis feel especially proud of their new possession since it is 
situated in the very center of "Pedagogue's Roost", a name given to the locality 
where all of the University professors have their residences. Three car lines 
are within easy walking distance of the house and all visiting Phis are urgently 
requested to drop in and pay Ohio Theta a visit. A warm welcome awaits you. 

Clinton Wvnder, '14. 


The following clipping from the Lincoln Journal will be of interest to 
readers of The Scroll. As noted therein, the Nebraska Alpha chapter has 
incorporated with the intention of erecting a new house, the cost of which will 
be about $25,000. 

The Phi Delta Theta house association of Lincoln has filed articles of incorporation 
with the secretary of state. The object of the association, as set forth in the articles, 
is to encourage among the members of the Nebraska Alpha chapter of the Phi Delta 
Theta fraternity the study of literature, science and arts and to provide a fraternity 


home. The authorized capital stock is $23,000. The incorporators are Charles Stuart, 
A. C. Lau, I. M. Raymond, W. H. Raymond and J. I). Lau. 

The new house is to be built on the site of the old home at 1504 S Street, 
where, until the last year, the Fraternity has been located for many years. 
The old house, however, became uninhabitable a year ago, and the last year 
the boys have lived in a rented house, pending the erection of the new home. 

The plan of raising the money for the new home has been to take the pres- 
ent building fund, and add to it money secured by selling stock in the new 
house. An active campaign is now being carried on, and I am advised that 
funds adequate to finance the proposition have been pledged. 

Frank C. Builta, Nebraska, '08. 


California Alpha's old house is to be sold. The present value of the old holKe 
and lot is $12,500, a very conservative figure ; property has not yet been sold, 
although the real estate people have it in hand. 

The new lot cost $10,000 net ; the brokers were all Phi Delta Theta men, 
charging us no commission. In addition there will be about $500 for macadam- 
izing the streets, the lot being a corner one. Plans &re being prepared for 
a new house, which it is estimated, will cost not less than $20,000 and the 
material will be brick and stone or stone and concrete. 

G. D. KiERi'i.FF, President Iota Province. 


The boys go into a new home this fall. The house has just been built, 
and is as good as any occupied by a fraternity here. They have a lease on this 
place for a short term period. The old house and lot, valued at $6,000 and 
owned by the chapter, has been sold, and the chapter has bought four new lots, 
valued at $11,000. This property faces on three streets, has an unobstructed 
view overlooking the lakes, and furnishes, I believe, absolutely the best site at 
the university. The lot proposition is well financed and a house will be built 
on the newly acquired ground in about five years. The boys have Number One 
spirit and the alumni are standing behind them. Roy J. Kinnear. 

Besides the above a number of chapters mention in their letters to 
this issue of The Scroll that they are waging campaigns for homes, 
but definite information is not at hand for more full description. It 
is hoped during this year to chronicle the acquisition of at least four 
more houses. The year's promises are great along this material line 
of activity and it is the hope of the Fraternity that realization next 
June will justify present prospects. 

Thomas A. Davis, Wabash, *96. 



For many reasons of expediency and convenience the General 
Council has, with the advice and approval of the Chicago Alumni 
Club anS the Province Presidents, changed the date of the next con- 
vention from Thanksgiving week to the week beginning Monday, 
December 30. It was the unanimous opinion of every one consulted 
that the Christmas holidays would be much more satisfactory to 
everybody than the few vacation days which ordinarily accompany 
Thanksgiving Day. We believe college authorities will be pleased 
because it will not take students out of regular work as before ; 
active members because more of them can attend and not lose anv 


college work, our alumni because the convention will not conflict 
with home and family pleasures and obligations usually attendant 
upon Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. The change was made 
with these things in view and it is the earnest hope and wish of the 
officers of the Fraternity and of the Chicago Alumni Club that every 
Phi who can possibly do so, will arrange his engagements so as 
to attend the coming convention. Ample preparations are being made 
for elaborate entertainment, there is much business of great import- 
ance to Phi Delta Theta to transact, and all that is necessary to make 
the convention at Chicago the best and largest ever held is for 
Phis everjrwhere to come. Active men should attend in large numbers 
to add to their knowledge of the Fraternity and to their enthusiasm 
in the actual work and true pleasure of building well their chapters ; 
alumni should attend to encourage the active men by their presence, 
advice and mature judgment and to renew their youthful enthusiasm 
and love for Phi Delta Theta ; and all to learn of and rejoice in the 
largeness, greatness and grandness into which our beloved Fraternity 
has grown. 

Without doubt the greatest event of the past year has been the 
installation and full establishment of our Oregon Alpha Chapter. 
Full accounts of that event appear elsewhere in this issue and we 
truly believe the new chapter will be an honor and credit to Phi 
Delta Theta. Certainly have they started under most auspicious cir- 
cumstances. We know from personal knowledge that the University 
of Oregon, although young, is growing at an astonishing pace and 


upon a solid foundation that assures a great future. We also know 
personally a number of the members of our chapter there and that 
they are manly, industrious, clean-cut and popular young men, who 
stand in the front rank of all phases of college life. Hence we pre- 
dict for them and their successors the utmost success and prosperity. 
In welcoming Oregon Alpha into our brotherhood, as we most cer- 
tainly take pleasure in doing, we heartily congratulate both them and 
ourselves upon the new relationship just entered upon. A new 
geographical link in the golden West has been forged that binds us 
all closer together in the Bond that is rapidly becoming more truly 
national as year follows year. 

The General Council proposes as subject for Alumni Day, Octo- 
ber fifteenth, the following topic : 

The importance of maintaining high standards of morality and 

It is a topic truly axiomatic yet too much stress cannot be laid 
upon it. These columns have attempted from time to time to call 
attention to the great importance of high standards, yet we are sorry 
to confess there is yet room for improvement. The trial of the fra- 
ternity system is on, the jury of public opinion is hearing evidence 
every day, both bad and good, and in some places a verdict has al- 
ready been rendered antagonistic to the system. Let us hold a heart 
to heart consultation in October and bring to bear our best thought 
and resolutions wrought out in works to the end that when the trial 
is over the verdict will be in our favor. The ideals of our Bond are 
high and we can only maintain them by individual care. It is almost 
always the individual failure which causes criticism and antagonism 
to the system. If every Phi lived up to the contract of his Bond and 
men of other fraternities likewise to their obligations there would be 
no anti-fraternity legislation anywhere. 

The time for the convention approaches near, and everybody in 
Phi Delta Theta should work to make the event a success, excelling 
in interest and importance all previous national conventions. The 
Chicago alumni club organized convention committees several months 
ago, and they are making extensive plans for entertainment. The 


club includes many zealous members, and they are determined, so far 
as the local arrangements are concerned, to make the convention of 
1912 a memorable one. Phis all over the country c^n help make the 
attendance a record breaker by advertising the convention and urging 
brothers to attend. It is highly important, of course, that the delega- 
tion from active chapters should be large, and the larger the nimiber 
from any chapter the more will its active members be aroused with the 
enthusiasm which is always generated at a national convention. Chap- 
ters should also consider questions of fraternity policy which will 
probably be discussed at the convention. Such questions have re- 
ceived little discussion in The Scroll and The Palladium, and we do 
not think it wise for chapters to bind their delegates by instructions 
as to how they should vote on any mooted question. In the conven- 
tion debates many facts will be presented which have not been con- 
sidered by the chapters, and the arguments offered will throw new 
light on many questions which have been debated without complete 
information by the chapters. Regarding applications for charters, 
the convention will be furnished with a mass of information which 
has never gone before the chapters, and the best interests of the Fra- 
ternity cannot be determined until that information is heard and the 
evidence weighed. In matters of such importance to the whole Fra- 
ternity, the convention is justified in holding that the instructions of 
chapters to delegates are not binding, but we hope that every delegate 
will go to the convention uninstructed and with his mind open to 
conviction. The general interests of the Fraternity will be best 
served if the chapters select delegates in whose judgment and fair- 
ness they have entire confidence, and rely upon them to vote their 
honest convictions finally formed after questions have been freely 
and fully debated. Each chapter should select as its delegate not 
necessarily its most popular or best looking or most scholarly member, 
but rather the one Avho is most experienced in fraternity work and 
who has made the closest study of fraternity problems. 

The beginning of the collegiate year is the most critical time with 
chapters. Hard work must l)e done to maintain the standard of 
former years, and if possible to raise it still higher. The member- 
ship must be recruited, and great care and discretion should be exer- 
cised in selecting men to whom offers of membership are made. The 


Fraternity wants only men of character, capacity and companionable 
qualities. Phi Delta Theta is entitled to the best that the colleges 
afford, and it is the duty of the chapters to secure only such men. 
The future standing and success of the Fraternity depend on the 
quality of the men that are added from year to year. In case of doubt 
about a new man, alumni who are acquainted with him should be 
questioned about him, and, if time presses, the inquiries should be 
made by telegraph, and an answer received before a bid is offered. 
During the rushing campaign competition is very close, but the Phis, 
without discrediting other fraternities, may talk so enthusiastically 
about their own that men much sought after will be convinced that 
they will be more benefitted by membership in Phi Delta Theta than 
in any other. The art of rushing should be studied so as to make the 
arguments presented most convincing and effective. Rushing is a 
great school of diplomacy, and teaches one methods that will be 
useful in business or in the professions when the real work of life 
has begun, and, therefore, the cultivation of rushing is well worth 
the attention of any college man. All active members should endeavor 
to learn the art, but thev should call on alumni for assistance when- 
ever it is necessary. Resident alumni can be of great assistance, and 
younger alumni living at a distance can be of no greater service to 
their chapters than by spending a few days with the chapters at the 
beginning of the year and giving counsel and active aid in rushing. 
To all alumni who read this editorial we make this appeal : If you 
are acquainted with young men who are entering college this fall, 
colleges where Phi Delta Theta has chapters, and who you believe 
would make the right sort of members, send immediately full par- 
ticulars about them to the chapters. 

The new scholastic year brings up again certain rules of conduct 
for the several chapters and the undergraduates, rules which while 
generally observed yet sometimes are forgotten. It is most fitting 
that we should all be reminded of them now and that the errors of 
the past should be guarded against most carefully to the end that 
Phi Delta Theta may be pre-eminent as a fraternity. 

The first objection urged against the fraternity system, and objec- 
tions are being made with force from many quarters, is that it is un- 
democratic, snobbish and a promoter of cliques. Without going into 


any discussion of this point except to say that there is usually little 
validity to the argument of the objectors along that line, it is proper to 
warn the several chapters that there is an aristocracy of brains and 
good breeding from among which the new members of the fraternity 
should be selected. There is no aristocracy of money that we can 
safely recognize. The test for membership in Phi Delta Theta must 
be the man himself, his fitness and his individual worth. No amount 
of money can justify the initiation of any man not worthy to wear the 
sword and shield. Likewise no lack of money should keep from our 
altar those who, bom to the purple of real worth and manhood, have 
not been blessed with wealth. A chapter that seeks the highest good 
of its members and of the whole Fraternity will seek its recruits from 
those men who are the type of men spoken of in the Bond. Robert 
Morrison, our beloved founder, was a man of less than moderate 
means. Yet from his brain sprung the Bond and our Fraternity. 
Next to the question of the real qualification of the new member 
is the question of scholarship. The real reason for a man being in 
college is to learn. It is not to be on the eleven or the nine, to be 
the leader of the cotillion or the tenor on the glee club. No matter 
how beneficial the activity, or how harmless, the boy engages in, the 
end of his being in college will be defeated and the fraternity system 
will receive a set back if the standard of scholarship is not maintained. 
When one university after another takes action looking to restrictions 
on the fraternities with a view of improving scholarship, when one 
institution after another finds it necessary to forbid freshmen being 
initiated or to live in the chapter houses, when such a condition ob- 
tains it is time for the fraternity to look the situation squarely in the 
face and meet the situation. The only thing that can be done is the 
right thing, to-wit : to make a rigid standard of scholarship and see 
to it that such a standard is maintained. The founders of the fra- 
ternity were honor men. They did not consider for an instant the 
possibility of failure in their scholastic work. To do less than main- 
tain a creditable standing in college is to shame those men to whom 
we owe so much and to be false to the ideals of the Fraternity. 

The question of chapter house morals is one that we, in Phi Delta 
Theta, have but little to trouble over. Almost, if not quite, without 
exception the chapters are above reproach in the way they conduct 
their houses, in their house rules and the way that those rules are 
observed. But they must be observed and the standing of the fra- 


ternity maintained. A slip in one university will not amount to much 
in one way and yet in another it immediately and vitally concerns 
every chapter in the whole fraternity. We simply cannot afford to 
have a chapter anywhere that is lax in its discipline, weak in its 
scholarship or unmindful of the teachings of the Bond in the matter 
of the selection of members. 

The ordinary fall work of the fraternity is always heavy. It is a 
time to take stock, to plan for the future. In the first two weeks of 
the collegiate year the chapter for the next four years will be made or 
marred. It is the most important time to the undergraduate and each 
one should feel the seriousness of his duty to select only those men 
who are truly fitted for membership in the Phi Delta Theta, to see 
that our standards are impressed on the undergraduates, to lead 
the new members to see the true ideals and aims of the fraternity and 
thus to guard for the future and to insure its being as glorious and as 
happy as our past. 

During the past year a member of the General Council has visited 
nearly every chapter in the fraternity. It is with a feeling of the 
deepest gratitude that I say that the reports from every chapter visited 
have been good. Some have fallen short of their possibilities but all 
have raised their standard the past twelve months, all are better today 
than they were a year ago. It is my hope that this improvement will 
continue and that each year will prove a better one than the year that 
is past. Charles F. Lamkin, President General Council, 



Reporters are requested to forward chapter letters on the loth of the month preced- 
ing the month ^of publication. 

Please study to make letters terse. Facts tehich show the progress of the institution 
shouid be recorded, but chapter neves, rather than ordinary college news, is desired. 
Kindly omit mention of changes among professors and of athletic eventi unless mem- 
bers of Phi Delta Theta are concerned. 

Please write all proger names very clearly, or, if possible, typewrite the letters. 
Begin and end letters as they appear below. Write on only one side of the paper. 

The Editor wUl appreciate the loan of cuts of college views of chapter groups or 
houses. Plates should be properly marked and should be mailed or expressed to The 
Scroll, care of the George Banta Publishing Company, Menasha, Wis., and prints 
from them or a list of them sent to ^he Editor. Plates larger than 4 by 7 inches, in 
either dimensions, cannot be used. 

Photographs of parties or scenes which would make interesting illustrations will be 
very acceptable. 


The close of the college year marked a most successful one for Alabama 
Alpha. The chapter graduated three men, Brothers Thach, VandeGraaff, and 
Moody, but Brothers Moody and VandeGraaff will both return next year to 
study law. Twelve out of this session's membership of fifteen are sure to be 
back at the University and four ex-members of the chapter are expected to re- 
enter. The prospects for new material are brighter than they have been for 
several years. 

Brothers Moody and C. H. VandeGraaff were awarded their A's in baseball 
and Brother Moody accomplished the remarkable feat of playing an infield 
position in every game played by the team without making an error. The 
Commencement series resulted in three straight victories over the Central of 
Kentucky nine. Brother Moody is captain-elect of the 19 12 football team. 

Alabama Alpha was well represented in the activities of a very enjoyable com- 
mencement. Brothers Bowron and Goodhue were prominently connected with 
the Corolla, the annual publication which was considered the best ever turned 
out here. Brother A. V. VandeGraaff came second in the field meet, winning 
three first places. Brother Bowron also won the high jump. Brother Moody 
was one of the speakers at the senior banquet and Brother Thach was selected 
as the undergraduate speaker at the alumni banquet. Phi Delta Theta had four 
men in the commencement concert of the glee club. Brother C. M. VandeGraaff 
was elected secretary-treasurer of the sophomore class to fill an existing vacancy. 
Brother Thach made the honor roll of the law school. 

The commencement festivities embraced five Germans, the three ball games 
with Kentucky, the alumni banquet and numerous small functions in honor of 
the many visiting guests. Alabama Alpha was the host to a delightful house 
party at this time. At their meeting during commencement, the board of 
trustees acquiesced in President Denny's plan to require all the fraternities 
who desired to live in houses to move upon the campus, the university to rent 
the land at a nominal sum and lend three-fifths of the cost of the house. The 
present intention of the authorities is that the plan shall go into effect in the 
fall of 19 13. Alabama Alpha has had the pleasure of welcoming quite a few 
Phis on visiting baseball teams and also during commencement. Brothers 
Morrow, Pratt, and LeGrand, members of the board of trustees, honored us 
with a visit. J. E. Bowron. 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, June 20, 19 12. 


Today closes the 1912 season of The Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Mem- 
bers of Alabama Beta receiving their diplomas were, as follows : C. E. Sauls, 
Columbus, Ga,, Civil Engineer, F. G. Mullen, Talledega, Alabama, Civil En- 


gineer, C. N. Thibeaut, Napoleonville, La., Electrical Engineer, J. R. Liddell, 
Camden, Alabama, Electrical Engineer. 

Our baseball season closed about the middle of May. Brothers Worrill and 
Williams being on the university squad. 

Alabama Beta had a very creditable hop on Thursday evening. May 30, at 
Smith Hall. Several of our alumni were present on this occasion. 

The annual commencement was attended by a number of alumni and other 
visitors. Governor Emmett O'Neal inspected the military department on Mon- 
day, last. The regular competitive drill was on Tuesday, Company E, Captain 
Andrews of Macon, Ga., winning the sword. 

We will have fourteen of our last year's chapter to return with us next 
year. Every member is expected to bring good material back with him, 
and in addition to our members we will appreciate any outside aid in rushing 
new members. Alabama Beta wants and expects the best chapter that they 
have ever had during the year 19 12- 13. 

Auburn, Alabama, June 5, 191 2. John Win field Williams. 


The commencement exercises in the Greek Theattr on Wednesday, May 15, 
marked the close of the college year. California Alpha was well represented 
in the senior activities ; Brother Herman Phleger being general chairman of 
the entire senior week program and also one of the four senior speakers at 
the commencement exercises. Brother Harold Haven was chairman of the 
arrangements committee and was also on the cast of the senior extravaganza. 
Brother Albert Rathbone was active in the arrangement of the senior pil- 

It is with sincere regret that we lose Brothers Herman Phleger, Harold 
Havens, and Albert Rathbone. These brothers have done a great deal to up- 
hold the high standards of California Alpha scholarship, athletics and student 

Another severe blow to the chapter is the retirement of Brothers Hornick 
and Berkeley. Brother Hornick was a member of the glee club, a manager 
of dramatic productions and, above all, he was a good Phi. His influence 
will be greatly missed in the house. He retires from college to take advantage 
of exceptional business opportunities. Brother Berkeley leaves us to take up 
his final work in medicine in the Affiliated Colleges in San Francisco. Brother 
Berkeley is a member of Nu Sigma Nu, and of Beta Kappa Alpha scientific 
honor society. California Alpha has profited greatly by his activity and fine 

Brother Carl Phleger left us in the mid-term to take up an unusual business 
offer. Brother Phleger's athletic record is one to be remembered and envied. 
His position on the inter-collegiate agreement committee was one of great 

Brother Todd, '15, made a wonderful showing in the annual California- 
Stanford track meet. He added nine points to our great victory by taking 
first place in the 440, and he also won his lap of the relay. 

But with all our losses, there is a decided note of victory. We still have 
sixteen active brothers and the prospects of two more who have been absent 
on leave. Rushing has been good, and several good men are in line for 
Phikeia buttons. There is great satisfaction in introducing Phikeia Bliss 
Jackson, who will be a valuable addition to the chapter in August. 

As the great Panama-Pacific World's Fair draws near, doubtless many 
Phis will come to the coast on business trips. Our chapter house is centrally 
located, and we will consider it a great honor to have them call on us. 

Berkeley, California, June 11, 1912. Paul F. Cadman. 



Since the last issue of The Scroll we have successfully passed through the 
semester examination period. We lost no men from lack of scholarship. We 
graduated six men. Brothers S. Morgan, '12, C. Nunan, '12, T. Sanborn, '12, 
H. Hubbard, *I2, V. Winters, *ii, A. Taylor, *ii. C. Nunan intends to return 
next semester. We expect twenty men back this fall, of which fourteen are 
upperclass men. 

Senior week was a decided success. With an increased number of alumni 
returning and students remaining over, much interest was taken in all the 
events. On Carnival night. Brother M. Price managed the entire refreshment 
concession. The house also ran a concession. 

Our alumni banquet held on May 24 was a very pleasant meeting with 
plenty of loyal Phi spirit. 

We consider the last year a very prosperous and successful one. With plans 
already made for the coming rushing season, and with two pledges entering, 
we consider our prospects bright for the coming year, beginning August 28. 

Stanford University, California, June 5, 1912. R. E. Roberts. 


Colorado Alpha closed a most prosperous year with a dance the night of 
May 31, after which a little "Dutch lunch" was enjoyed by the brothers, and 
the events of the year were reviewed in talks by the older men of the chapter. 

We lost by graduation this spring Brothers Kimbrough, W. L» Pigg> 
George Des Brisay and Bottum. Although some of the brothers talked of 
seeking new fields of learning next year, the chapter is not greatly alarmed, 
as it is the usual "line" heard at the end of the year, and next fall will see 
them all wandering up toward Boulder about the time school opens, to get 
in on rush week diversions, "pipe out" the new co-eds, get a line on the 
football squad and — incidentally, register. 

In track this year, we were represented by Brothers Frank Pigg, W. L. 
Pigg, Kimbrough, Reynolds and Smith. Brother Frank Pigg distinguished 
himself by breaking records in the hammer and discus, besides winning points 
for the university in the sprints. In baseball. Brother Smith represented us 
on the varsity team and played a fast game in the infield. The interfrater- 
ternity baseball league, by reason of inclement weather, was unable to finish 
the series, but Colorada Alpha was heading the league at the end of scl\ool, 
and still retains the pennant from last year's victory. 

Beta Kappa, a local which has been petitioning Phi Gamma Delta for two 
years, received its charter this spring, and was installed as a chapter of that 
fraternity in June, making a total of eight national fraternities in school now. 

Boulder, Colo., August 24, 19 12. Frank Bottum. 


The closing of the University of Georgia for the collegiate year 1911-12 was 
marked by the most brilliant commencement on record. The new auditorium 
gorgeously decorated and beautiful in every detail furnished a fitting back- 
ground to the hundred or more couples who attended the dances each night. 
Many fair visitors added to the gaiety, and when the lights were turned low 
for the final "Home Sweet Home," more than one was heard to express it 
to be her one hope to go through another such commencement. Georgia Alpha 
kept open house during the week, and had the pleasure of entertaining many 
of her friends and alumni. 

The commencement also marked the closing of a very successful year for 
Georgia Alpha. We returned eighteen men from the preceding session, eight 
new men were initiated, making a total of twenty six, which number was 
carried throughout the year. From the standpoints of spirit, congeniality and 
scholastic record, the 1911-12 chapter stands equal with any. 


The loss of Brothers Brown, Meadow, Northen, and Powell by grraduation 
will be keenly felt; prospects for a good chapter for next year are bright, 
however, as several good men have already been pledged or announced their 
intention of affiliating. We will be located in the same hoase at 169 Barber 
Street. R. H. Freeman. 

Newman, Ga., August 18, 19 12. 


No letter received. 


In June Mercer closed a most successful year, and Georgia Gamma an 
especially successful one. We graduated four men : Brothers A. B. Conger, 
P. O. HoUiday, J. B. Turner, and C. E. Wills. Next year Brothers Conger 
and HoUiday will practice law. Brother Turner will attend the Southern 
Baptist Seminary at Louisville, and Brother Wills will take a medical course. 

At commencement only three honors were taken by fraternity men. All 
three of these were captured by Phis. Brother HoUiday got the speaker's 
place from the law department and also the medal for general excellence in 
law work. Brother Conger took the other honor in the shape of a fifty dollar 
prize for the best essay on a subject in connection with the law course. 

The baseball team closed its season very successfully. Six Phis made 
their varsity M's. Besides this there were two other Phis who played in 
varsity games. 

The prospects for a successful football season seem rather good. Coach 
Stroud will be back. The eleven will be led by Brother Norman who will play 
at fullback. He is considered one of the best fullbacks in the south and should 
make a splendid daptain. Brothers Irwin, Cook, and Brown will also prob- 
ably be on hand to do their share of the fighting. This in itself makes a good 
nucleus, but with the number of other old men back Mercer should have a 
splendid foundation to build on. 

Brother £. B. Murray, who for the past year has been professor of modern 
languages here, conducted a party through Europe this summer. Among 
others in the party was Brother A. C. Tift, *ii. 

Georgia Gamma will probably return some eleven or twelve men this year. 
Beside this Brother Burdett, '10, will return to take law and we already have 
two pledges who will be in college this fall. 

Monteagle, Tenn., Aug. 27, 19 12. John B. Cobb. 


Georgia Delta has finished a highly progressive year both for their school 
and their chapter. Many of our men have been active in college life. We 
feel as though we have improved, as though we have grown and expanded. 
Brothers Hurlburt and Chapman were initiated into the Koseme society, which 
is an honorary society of the junior class. Brothers Chapman, Davis, Dennis, 
Bryan, and Hurlburt were elected members of the cotillion club. Brother 
Ely was elected as business manager of the glee club. Brother Harry Holland 
was elected to the highest office in school, president of the athletic association. 
Brothers Bryan and Ely were defeated in a close contest for officers of the 
athletic association. Brothers Ely and Holland were initiated into the Anah 
society which is an honorary senior society. Brother Harry Holland was 
elected as president of the Georgia Technology Student Association. Brothers 
M. Holland, H. Holland and S. Holland took prominent parts in the baseball 
games with the University of Georgia, which games all resulted in victories 
for Georgia. The games were very close and hotly contested. Brother 
Milner won the freshman oratorical medal, and was sent as a representa- 


tive of the school to the commencement of the University of Georgia. This 
is the first time in the history of the school that a freshman has repre- 
sented them on this occasion. Jean S. Milner. 
Atlanta, Ga., June i8, 19 12. 


With the last of the commencement calender on June 12, Idaho Alpha 
closed a very successful year. The brothers have taken part in every form 
of college activity. There was not one of the active chapter who did not 
receive an honor during the collegiate year. 

We lost two members by graduation, Brothers Faris and Parker, both- of 
whom have been very active in college affairs. Every man has declared his 
intention of returning next year, thus giving us twenty-two old men to start 
active work next September. 

Brother J. G. Watts has been elected track captain for 19 13 and promises 
a record in the hurdles next season. Brother J. L. Phillips broke the college 
records in the hammer and javelin and with three more years in which to 
improve, he should set records in both, which will stand for some time. 
Brothers Curtis and Phillips were elected to the athletic board, which has full 
control of athletics. Brothers J. G. Watts, Whitten and Phillips won their 
college athletic letter in track. Brother S. K. Denning, captain of this year's 
team, was compelled to quit the track because of illness after training for two 
months. Both Brothers McGregor and Youngs are developing fast as track 
men and will be very strong in their respective events next year. 

Brother Parker has passed the legal examination of the State of Idaho, thus 
admitting him to practice in this State. • 

Commencement week at Idaho was very delightful. The week's activities 
started on Friday evening with the senior ball. Sunday the Baccalaureate 
sermon was given. Monday and Tuesday were given over to banquets, 
luncheons and dinner parties for the seniors and alumni, these joys ending 
with the alumni luncheon on Tuesday evening. Wednesday morning the 
presentation of diplomas took place. The festivities ended on Wednesday 
evening with the President's banquet. 

ITie installation of Oregon Alpha and the province convention at Portland 
were attended by Brothers Faris, Gray and Cornwall as delegates. The ideas 
advanced were very good and the association with the alumni was very much 
enjoyed by our delegates. Great thanks are due the Portland Alumni Club 
for the way they carried out plans for both business and pleasure. Every one 
was royally entertained and the brotherly spirit was always in evidence. 

Brother W. S. Ferris made an impromptu visit during commencement week. 

I again wish to urge all alumni to watch for good material and to notify the 
chapter immediately. Any brother can expect an immediate answer to any 
such letter, conveying both thanks and action taken, as soon as it is possible. 

Moscow, Idaho, June 26, 1912. Clyde F. Cornwall. 

No letter received. 


Illinois Beta closes the school year feeling well rewarded for her year's 
work. Coming back in the fall with four men we were able to add eight to 
our brotherhood during the year, of which at least seven will return this coming 
fall. We have all pledged ourselves to return early and get busy preparing 
for rushing season which bids fair to be a prosperous one for Illinois Beta. 

We are all looking forward to the convention which will be held in our 


city this fall. We intend to lend all our strength towards its success and feel 
that it will be a great feature in our rushing. 

Brother J. D. Ellis took his J. D. degree this spring. He expects to 
practice law in Missouri. 

Brother Walter P. Steffen is no longer a student at the university, having 
taken his J. D. degree this spring. Brother Steffen will practice law in this 

Brother Don Stophlet returned from Kansas City this spring to take his 
degree. Brother Stophlet was compelled to do considerable work by corre- 
spondence and deserves no little credit for his stick-to-it-ive-ness. 

Brother Fred M. Smith finishes his college work this summer quarter. 
He is taking up medicine and will continue his work for the next two years 
in Rush Medical College. 

We had the pleasure of having Brother Anderson from the University of 
Nebraska call on us this spring. Brother Anderson was on his way to the 
Olympic try-outs at Northwestern University. We were much pleased to learn 
that he made the Olympic team. 

Brother Montandau of Idaho called on the chapter during the last few 
days of school. He intended to stay for summer school. 

We again urge all Phis to call upon us while in Chicago. 

Chicago, 111., August 22, 1912. Fred M. Smith. 


Knox has closed in fitting style the most successful year in her history. 
The commencement exercises this year took the form of a celebration of the 
Diamond Anniversary. Knox College and the City of Galesburg were founded 
in 1837 by a band of settlers from New York. Their primary object in thus 
breaking home ties and traveling a thousand miles to a new land was the 
founding of a college, where men might be trained to lead useful Christian 
lives. The college was early dedicated to the teaching of truth and conse- 
crated to the service of mankind by the noble men who were its founders. 
In every great national crisis Knox men have never failed to do their duty. 
Her sons have mounted high in every department of life and her record as an 
educational institution is one seldom equaled and never surpassed. It was 
highly fitting then that at the close of a successful year Knox should celebrate 
her 75 th birthday. 

The exercises proper began with the declamation contests for men and 
women held on the evening of Friday, June 8. On the next Saturday evening 
the new organ, in memory of a trio of former Knox students, was dedicated. 
The annual baccalaureate services held in the Presbyterian Church on the 
following morning were witnessed by perhaps the largest audience that has 
attendee! a Knox baccalaureate in years. 

The class day exercises this year took the unusual form of a Greek drama, 
written by a committee of the class portraying all of the various events that 
the class had taken part in during its four year's career. Brothers Meacham, 
Slough, Craig and Purington took part in the exercises. 

The play presented by the senior class this year was Zangwill's master- 
piece, "The Melting Pot." If was declared to be the best play given in years. 
Every member of the cast played his or her part with remarkable power and 
strength of interpretation. 

At the graduating exercises Thursday morning Brothers Slough, Meacham, 
Purington and Craig were awarded the degree of B. S. The chapter will miss 
these men, for each one has been a strong man doing his work in a thorough 
manner and occupying a prominent position in college life. The events of the 
week were closed by the alumni banquet. Great credit is due Brother George 
Gale for the arrangement and successful carrying out of this large banquet. 
Among the speakers were John Finley, President of the College of the City 


of New York, Edgar Bancroft, general counsel for the International Harvester 
Company, and John P. Wilson of Chicago. With the exception of the his- 
torical pageant which was marred somewhat by the rain not an event took 
place that was not successful to a high degree. Over fifty colleges and 
universities sent distinguished representatives to congratulate Knox in the 
light of all that occurred during the week and that has found place in the 
record of seventy-five years, their felicitations were decidedly appropriate. 

Illinois Delta also closed a successful year. The scholarship record has 
been unusually high. Fourteen K's have been won this year by men in the 
chapter, which exceeds the number won by either of the other chapters at 
Knox. Brothers Slough, Prince and Craig were awarded K's in baseball. 
Brothers Adams and Gillis in track and Brother Welsh in oratory and debating. 
Brothers Adams and Prince won the doubles in the tennis tournament, while 
Brother Prince captured the singles. Brother Welsh was elected editor of 
The Knox Student for the coming year, and Brother Jacobson, president of 
the student stock company. 

Before closing we must notice the Phi reunion. This delightful event was 
held in Brother Griffith's lecture room in the new Science Hall. Over fifty 
interesting pictures, recalling former days at Knox were thrown upon the 
screen. Many interesting stories were told by the old Phis, numbering about 
forty, who attended the reunion. After the pictures, refreshments were served 
in the chemistry laboratory. The entire active chapter was present and made 
the most of the opportunity which was offered of getting better acquainted 
with the chapter's alumni. 

The chapter will have sixteen old men back next year, which factor alone 
gives promise of a successful year. Vernon M. Welsh. 

Galesburg, III., July 7, 1912. 


Commencement this year was largely attended by many old Phis and our 
house was the scene of many pleasant reunions. The senior class play, 
Bernard Shaw's "You Never Can Tell," was of special interest to our chapter 
in that Brothers Cropper, Brumfiel, Bragdon, and Leeper took leading parts. 
It was given at the Auditorium and a large crowd was present. 

We regret to lose three men by graduation. Brothers C. Cropper, D. M. 
Brumfiel, and E. T. Radcliffe. 

The baseball team this year was fairly successful. Illinois Zeta was repre- 
sented by Brothers Cropper, captain, G. Webster, P. Webster, Chain, and 

Prospects for next year are brighter than they have been for some time. 
Several of the old buildings are to be remodeled during the summer, and a large 
freshman class is due to enter college in the fall. 

Galesburg, 111., June 12, 19 12. Leland C. Leeper. 


With the ending of this school year Illinois Eta loses four of its best men 
by graduation — Brothers DeLeuw, Green, Mohr, and Murphy. Their loss is 
a big one as they have been prominent in making the name of which Illinois 
Eta is so proud. 

The outlook for next year is very promising as we have eight juniors who 
are going to come back, and strong underclassmen besides. 

Brothers Murphy and Cortis both did good work toward giving Illinois a 
high place in the conference track meet. Brother Murphy later on succeeded 
in making a place on the Olympic team. 

Brother Morris was elected to the position of president of the athletic 
association and Brother Meek was elected circus manager by the board of 
athletic control at their last meeting. 


Several brothers returned at commencement time and helped the seniors out 
at a house party, their task being to help fill out space and enjoy the good 
times. It was the best party that has ever been held in the chapter house 
and everyone hated to see the end of it. 

Illinois Eta is looking forward to one of its banner years and hopes that 
everyone who has a chance will stop in to visit us. 

Champaign, 111., August 20, 19 12. A. £. Rathbun. 


With the close of the school year on June 17, Indiana Alpha ended one 
of the most successful years that she has ever experienced, both as to the 
internal organization of the chapter and as to local standing in college. 
Owing to the fact that every effort is now being expended to build a chapter 
house this year, this added responsibility has made the internal organization 
of the chapter more compact and in closer communication with the alumni. 
Brother NefT, 'ii, as secretary to the board of trustees of the chapter house 
association, is virtually the engineer of the home-for-Indiana-Alpha scheme and 
if the alumni of Indiana Alpha respond as liberally as the resident Phis in 
Bloomington have, it will be but a few months until the ground will be 
broken for the new home. At the present time the chapter is housed tem- 
porarily at 730 East Third Street, the old Sigma Nu house. The chapter house 
association has purchased two lots facing the campus in the Dunn Meadow 

The chapter's past year in college activities has been remarkable ; in athletics, 
debating, dramatics, journalism and scholastic-standing the record which the 
fraternity has made has never been equalled. Brother Freeland has been 
elected varsity basketball captain for next year ; Brother Morrison has been 
elected to two varsity captaincies: track and cross-country. Indiana Alpha 
won the inter fraternity relay cup this year and the interfraternity baseball 
championship. Brother Ramsey was awarded the letter in baseball. Brother 
Herold, as editor of the Arbutus, issued a publication this year that excelled 
all former numbers. In the annual opera, "Babette,'' and the "Union Revue," 
members of the fraternity took parts in both the cast and the chorus. Phi 
Delta Theta was well represented in the glee club, the departmental clubs, 
Strut and Fret, Phi Delta Phi, Alpha Chi Sigma, and the press club. 

Twelve Phis were granted degrees this year, eight of whom were active 
members of Indiana Alpha; these are, E. M. Larue, LL.B., Miller C. Kent, 
LL. B., Fred Beck, LL. B., P. R. Hawley, A. B., Millard Kent, A. B., L. B.' 
Rogers, A. B., Don Herold, A. B., and Floyd MacGriff, A. B. Besides those 
in the chapter the following brothers received degrees: R. C. Beeler, M. D., 
Shirley O'Dair Rhea, A. M., W. C. Brooks, A. M., and Ralph Lochry, A. B. 

Brother Leslie MacDill, a teaching fellow in the university, has received 
a commission as second lieutenant in the coast artillery of the United States 
Army, stationed at Fortress Monroe. 

A great change will be effected in educational circles in Indiana when the 
university extension work, similar to that in operation in Wisconsin University, 
is begun with the opening of the school year this fall. Extension work permits 
a non-resident student to carry work in the university by correspondence. 
Examinations, however, are given only in Bloomington. Two years credit in 
the university counting towards a degree may be obtained in this manner. 

The Long Hospital, an adjunct of the school of medicine located at 
Indianapolis, is now under construction and will be ready for occupancy by 
January i, 19 13. 

Fourteen active men will return this fall. Already five men are pledged 
who will enter then. With the chapter house proposition to work on, a 
busy time is assured the chapter for the coming year. 

Bloomington, Ind., August 19, 191 2. M. L. Scott. 



The year 191 1 -12, judged from every standpoint, was one of the most suc- 
cessful that Indiana Beta has passed through in recent years. At the close 
of the year there were twenty-six active men in the chapter and three pledges. 
Six men were lost through graduation, Brothers L. L. Roberts, C. M. White, 
Jr., Hinckle C. Hays, W. R. Marshall, Byron Price, and Robert Kingery. 
The chapter should have twenty men at the beginning of the college year 

The annual spring rush dance was given on the i8th of May, at which 
there were about fifteen new men entertained. 

Indiana Beta takes great pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity, W. L. 
and C. N. Federman of Brook ville, Ind. 

The annual alumni luncheon, given in honor of the alumni of Indiana Beta, 
was held on June 11, at the chapter house. The alumni present were, Russell 
T. Byers, C. M. McDaniel, Henry Stark, Lloyd Davis, W. E. Cochran, C. F. 
Merrell, W. H. Linn, Harry C. Buff, M. S. Leaming, C. N. McClamroch, W. 
H. Hays, W. M. Curtis, W. F. Sharpe, Ira McConnell, H. J. Knapp, L. E. 

Indiana Beta was well represented in the oratorical contests held during 
commencement week, and received a large majority of the honors. Brother 
H. C. Hays w^as awarded first place in the Baldwin Oratorical Contest and 
Brother Byron Price second. Brother L. L. Roberts tied for fourth place in 
the contest. The prize for first place was one hundred dollars. Brother J. F. 
Cravens was captain of the Lyceum debating team and Brother L. Craig of 
the Calleopean debating team in the annual spring debate. Robert L. Craig 
was also in the sophomore declamation contest. 

Brothers H. C. Hays, L. L. Roberts, and R. T. Carrithers were on the 
varsity debating team which defeated Indiana University on May 17. 

"Brothers Price and Roberts were taken into the Phi Beta Kappa honorary 
fraternity. Brother Roberts was also taken into the Tau Kappa Alpha. 

Brother Kingery won first place in the mile run at the state track meet 
and Brother Gavit second. Phikeia Ellis tied for second place in the high 
jump. Ellis also tied for first place in the Conference meet at Purdue L'ni- 

Brother W. L. Federman was elected as manager of the glee club for the 
year 19I2-13. 

Our prospects for the year of 1912-13 are even as bright as those of the 
year 1911-12 and we expect to make the year a good one. 

Crawfordsville, Indiana, June 20, 191. . W. Lee Craig. 


The school year closed with commencement on June 20. This day marked 
the end of a week of much interest to all and especially to the seniors. There 
were the usual reunions of former classmates, an alumni banquet, a class-play, 
and class-day exercises. The weather was ideal and many former students 
returned to renew friendships of their college days. 

Brothers Moffett and Logan graduated and their help and advice will be 
missed by the chapter. Brother Moffett is going to attend law school in 
Indianapolis, and Brother Logan will also be located there. We hope to see 
much of them this year and to have their co-operation in our w^ork for the 

We expect to return fifteen active men and four pledges of last year. We 
shall lose several of last year's men who are going to attend school else- 
where. Brother Baker is to enter Cornell, Brother Hunt is going to Whittier 
College in California, Brother Hutchings will enter Indiana and Brother 
Johns will attend Leland Stanford University. 


With the nacleus of fifteen of last year's men and pledges, the prospects 
for Indiana Gamma are bright. Mayne E. Parker. 

Irvington, Ind., August 28, 1912. 


Indiana Delta regrets the loss of Brothers Hobbs, Yount and W. Hall from 
the chapter. The last two were graduated in June and the former will take up 
his studies at Indiana University. Indiana Delta returns ten old men this 
year. We now have nine pledges all of whom will probably enter college this 

Indiana Delta now owns its own chapter house. Last June the Phi Delta 
Theta Chapter House Association of Franklin College, duly incorporated under 
the laws of the state of Indiana, purchased the Dr. Wood residence at 98 West 
Madison Street. The building and lot purchased are in the center of Franklin 
and about seven minutes walk from the college. The board of directors of 
the chapter house are all alumni of the local chapter and it is due to their 
efforts and donations that the chapter house is now an established reality. The 
new house is a commodius and modem frame structure and is better suited to 
the needs of the chapter than the one which we have been occupying the last 
two years. 

Brothers Grafton Johnson, '87, Greenwood, and Henry Eitel, '72, Indianapolis, 
have been re-elected to the board of directors of Franklin College. Other newly 
elected directors are Brothers Elba Branigin, '92, Franklin, and Rev. Clark R. 
Parker, '97, Terre Haute. This makes a total of seven Brothers on the board. 

At the festivities of commencement Brother Neal Thurston, '03, Indianapolis, 
was re-elected president of the alumni association and Brothers A. A. Alexander, 
'90, Franklin, and Paul Van Riper, '07, re-elected vice-president and treasurer, 

Franklin College had a disastrous baseball season this year winning one lone 
game on the schedule. However every player of this year's squad will be in 
next spring and a good team is expected. Brothers C. Hall, Miller and Over- 
street were among the eight players who were awarded the college monogram. 

In the competitive examination for the positions of managing editor and 
editor-in-chief of the college publication for 1912-13 Brother C. Hall was 
chosen as managing editor, taking the place of Brother W. Hall who w^as 

Brother C. H. Hall, '72, A. M., B. D., D. D., who has taught in Franklin 
College for thirty-seven years, teaching Greek thirty-four years, resigned in 
June. His resignation was accepted and the college board in a letter expressed 
its deep appreciation of his work and its sorrow that he had thought that it 
was time for him to resign. Clarence Hall. 

Franklin, Ind., June 21, 1912. 


During the past year our chapter has been successful in every way. We 
feel as if we have done credit to ourselves in maintaining such a high standard, 
principally in studies. We have been thrice honored by having the highest 
mark in school, beating the other fraternities by a good margin ; our freshmen 
especially distinguishing themselves. President Millis complimented us highly 
upon our work, telling us that we had shown better fraternal spirit and work 
than any of the other organizations. 

Although some of our baseball games had to be cancelled because of financial 
conditions, yet those games that we did play were well done. Our team was 
there "with the goods" and proved itself capable of holding down any secondary 
team in the state. Again Brothers McLaughlin and Kehoe were on the team 
playing center and left respectively. In the final election of the athletic associa- 


tion, some things are to be noted ; Brother Kehoe secared the position of captain 
and Brother Knight was elected secretary of the organization. This again 
proves our strength in athletics and goes to show that we not only help toward 
the high grades, but also, that we do our share in representing the college on 
the various athletic teams. 

During commencement week we had a number of visitors. Brothers Almond, 
Hays, Taggart, Dushane, Deibler, Selic, Montgomery and a few more. The 
commencement was a success in every way. Dr. Harvey Wiley delivered the 
commencement address. The annual oratorical contest was held during this 
week, in which we were represented by Brother Kehoe. 

Taking the entire year as a whole we think that the men have done their 
best in upholding the good name of our Fraternity, with credit to themselves 
and distinction to the Fraternity. 

Each one of the visitors was well pleased with the looks of things and seemed 
to think that we had done them up in fine shape. We lose but one man by 
graduation and so we think that again next year we will repeat the story with 
a few added honors. 

We have been contemplating a new roof to our house, and this done we will 
be in fine shape for the coming year. R. P. Kehoe. 

Hanover, Ind., July 3, 1912. 



On June 14, or commencement day, Indiana Zeta finished a year marked 
throughout with the best of success in all branches of student activity. Six 
men were graduated out of the chapter, and their loss will be deeply felt by 
all of the active boys next year. They arc : Brothers Laurence Sloan, Scott 
Brewer, Francis Moor, Earl Hawthorne, Allen Moore, and Lamar Grubb. 
Brother Sloan was one of the best all round men in school, and has held many 
honors for the Fraternity. He will take up the journalistic profession, and a 
great success is predicted for him there. Brother Brewer made Phi Beta 
Kappa, and has always made a name for himself in studentship and college 
affairs. He has held more honors during his college career than almost any 
other in his class, and has particularly distinguished himself in debate, having 
made the team in his freshman year, and been its mainstay for three years. 
Brother Moore is one of the best liked men in the school, and the Fraternity 
will lose in him one of their strongest members. Brother Plawthome will leave 
a big hole to fill in the line next fall, as he was one of the best linemen DePauw 
ever had, and an all round athlete. He played on the basketball and baseball 
teams, and was the standby of the track team in the weight events. **Kinks" 
will be greatly missed in the chapter hall. Brother Allen Moore is another 
man who has always gotten more than his share of honors. He has always 
been exceedingly active about college, and has won an enviable name for himself 
as a politician, orator, and student. Brother Grubb has always mixed in school 
affairs, and procured many honors for himself and his Fraternity. He was a 
good student, and a hard worker for the Fraternity. 

The alumni banquet given by the chapter to the alumni on the evening of 
June 14, proved a great success, and was attended by some fifty guests. Among 
those present were many notables, including ex-Governor Elrod, of South 
Dakota. That night was a very notable one in the history of Indiana Zeta, 
for the spirit of brotherhood ran close between the old Phis and the young, 
and we believe it did much to strengthen the bond between the graduates and 
the active chapter. We wish to extend our hearty thanks for the efforts of the 
visitors which made the banquet a success, and we hope that they will find it 
possible to visit the chapter many times in the future. 

In regard to the spike, the chapter has already pledged five good men for 
next year, and hopes for a great success next fall. Too much credit cannot be 


given Brother Don Brewer, who is at the head of the rushing program. The 
chapter wishes to introduce Phikeias Funkhouser and Keeney, of Evansviile, 
Ind. ; Hadley and Olcott, of Indianapolis, Ind ; and Hixon, of Greencastle. 
Greencastle, Ind., July 30, 1912. William H. Remy. 


On Saturday, June 8, the school year closed at Purdue. During the first 
three days of the following week, the Gala Week exercises were held, including 
a baseball game, a Shakesp>earian play by the Coburn players, the baccalaureate 
address, and finally, the graduation exercises. Through graduation, Indiana 
Theta loses five men who have not only worked hard for Phi Delta Theta, 
during their four years here, but have also taken a large interest in school 
affairs and who are very popular with their classmates. The five are : Brothers 
£. M. Sonntag, who graduates in science, F. A. Mayfield, in electrical engineer- 
ing, R. S. Logan, in civil engineering, and H. £. SprouU and F. C. Mueller 
in mechanical engineering. Although we hate to see these brothers leave us, 
and realize that they have done much for us, yet we are glad that Indiana 
Theta can graduate that many in one class. 

We finished up the year 1911-1912 with twenty-one men in the chapter, 
which was the average number for the whole year. Although we lose five of 
these by graduation, we expect to return at least fifteen men at the beginning 
of the school year on September 11. Only one of the twelve men initiated this 
year will not return in the fall. , Through having so many men in the chapter 
all year, we have managed to pay off a large part of the indebtedness on the 
house. Because of this and of the active part which has been taken by 
Indiana Theta in school activities, we feel very well satisfied with what has 
been accomplished in the past year. E. S. Haymond. 

West Lafayette, Ind., June 24, 19 12. 


Iowa Wesleyan has closed its sixty-eighth annual commencement after two 
weeks of reunions and other social functions which kept the calendar crowded. 
Former President, John W. Hancher of Chicago, counselor of the colleges of 
the Methodist church, delivered the commencement day address on Thursday, 
June 13, the degrees being conferred by President Edwin A. Schell. 

Features of the commencement week included the appearance of the junior 
annual, the 1912 Croaker, of which Brother Carl D. Whitney was editor-in- 
chief the greater part of the year, resigning from the staff in April. The book 
is the largest annual ever published at Wesleyan. 

A fine booster number of the Wesleyan News, the college weekly, issued the 
last week of school aided in furthering the Wesleyan spirit among visitors and 
friends of the school. The class play, "Rose o* Plymouth Town," was given to 
a packed auditorium Wednesday, June 12, the production being more elaborately 
staged and costumed than any similar play in recent years. The alumni had an 
enthusiastic meeting at the annual banquet, a feature of every commence- 
ment time. 

Brother Gardner Cowles, *82, was re-elected president of the Wesleyan board 
of trustees at the year-end meeting. The decision to launch a new Forward 
Movement for the raising of $250,000 additional endowment was made by the 

Honorary degrees of Doctor of Divinity were conferred upon two alumni 
members of the chapter at the commencement services. Those who received 
them were Charles N. Pace, *99, pastor of the First Methodist church, St. Paul, 
Minn., and Freeman A. Havighurst, '89, pastor at Tuscola, 111. Brother Max 
Kinney, who graduated with the class of 19 12, finished his work at the mid- 
year recess. He received the degree of Bachelor of Science and will take a 


principalship in Minnesota, following the teaching profession for two years 
before beginning his law coarse. 

Brother Herbert N. Jeffrey, captain of the tennis team, won his W this 
spring. Brother Howard Goehring and Phikeia Mace Butler were given W's 
for work in baseball, Brothers Tallman, Everett Shipley, and Carl Whitney 
receiving service stripes. The baseball season was a success, Wesleyan w^inning 
five out of eight games on the shortened schedule. Brother Glenn Tallman was 
student coach, and Brother Everett Shipley, captain. It is a pleasure to an- 
nounce that Mace Butler was elected captain of the 19 13 squad at the June 
election. He will be eligible for initiation next September. He closed the 
season for Wesleyan by pitching a twelve inning victory over Monmouth Col- 
lege, the score being 2 to i. 

Brother Jeffrey won the Hamline literary society prize contest with his 
oration, "Cavour, the Regenerator of Italy". 

Since the March announcement of five initiates, two more men, John W. 
Davis of Milton, Iowa, and Earl Shipley of New London, Iowa, have been 
made members of Iowa Alpha, the chapter closing the year with fourteen men. 
It is probable that every man will be back next September and the outlook is 

The annual Phi Delta Theta picnic at commencement time was given at the 
Country club on the Skunk river, a number of alumni as well as the patronesses 
being present. One of the most enjoyable social functions of the spring was 
the dinner given the members of the active chapter and the local alumni by 
the five patronesses of the chapter at the New Brazelton hotel. The patronesses 
were Mesdames M. C. Hall, Eliza Palmer, Everett Beckwith, F. W. Edwards 
and W. A. Sternberg. 

Among the commencement visitors were Brothers Gardner Cowles, W. A. 
Longnecker, Charles N. Pace, Fred R. Beck, Arthur Beck, Polk Wishard, and 
Howard Brown. 

The Phi Delts and Betas split even in the inter-fraternity series of ball 
games, the active chapter men taking the second game and the Betas the first. 

Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, June 14, 1912. Luther Weaver. 


The new Physics building, the finest in the country, was opened for the 
summer session. Work has commenced on the Woman's building, which is to 
cost $500,000, when completed. 

There was an unusually large attendance at commencement this June, on 
account of the fact that the new head of the university, President Bowman, is 
a graduate of the institution. 

Iowa Beta lost three men by graduation : Brothers Murphy, from the college 
of law ; Miller, from the college of liberal arts ; and Ehret from the college of 
applied science. Brother Miller was a member of the senior hop committee, 
and took the lead in the senior play. 

The university is extremely fortunate in securing Brother Harwood to take 
charge of the publicity bureau. Brother Harwood has been engaged in news- 
paper work for sometime, and just previous to his coming to Iowa City, was 
secretary of the Iowa Admen's Club. 

Two of our alumni became benedicts during the month of July : Brother 
George Stephenson, Jr., *io, of Victoriaville, Quebec, and Brother James Ehret, 
'12, of Spirit Lake, Iowa. 

From all that can be learned now, Iowa Beta w^ill open up this fall with 
22 or 23 men, and with this start ought to have one of the strongest chapters 
in its history. * Horace C. Young. 

Iowa City, Iowa, August 20, 1912. 



By the closing of this year's school year Kansas Alpha has had one of the 
most successful years it has ever had. Eight of our men graduated and we 
will miss them next year, as some of them were among our best fraternity men, 
but we hope they will come back and see us often and always show the same 
interest in fhe Fraternity that they have in the past. The Brothers that gradu- 
ated are Moses, Lambert, Frith, Foncannon, Rhodes, Robinson, Porter and 

Phi Delta Theta is represented in Sigma Xi by Brothers Robinson and 
Rhodes. Brother Clark is manager of the Thespian Dramatic Club for the 
coming year. Brother Hurst has been elected to Black Helmet, a sophomore 

Pan-Hellenic has a rule making the freshmen pass in a certain amount 
of work before being initiated. This rule seems to be too severe and has caused 
a lot of dissatisfaction among many of the fraternities as it has kept them 
from initiating men that they wished to. No doubt but that next fall the rule 
will be changed or revised in some manner. 

Our farewell party given at the chapter house on the evening of May 31, 
was a very enjoyable affair. Several of our alumni came back to the party, 
among them being Fred Cowles, President of Zeta Province. 

During the summer vacation we are going to have several improvements 
made on the house. One of them being the painting of the exterior, which will 
make a remarkable improvement on the place. 

As for rushing next fall, prospects could not be better. We have a line on 
a large number of good men and should get the ones we want of them. 

Kansas Alpha extends her heartiest congratulations to her new sister, Oregon 
Alpha, and wishes her all the success and luck in the world for a good as well 
as a useful future. Leonard L. Husst. 

Lawrence, Kansas, June 9, 191 2. 


Washburn held her forty-seventh annual commencement June 2 to 6. Four 
Phis were graduated : Brothers Monroe and Day from the law school, Petty- 
john and Snyder, ex-Ohio Alpha, from the college. The feature of commence- 
ment week was the home-coming of the alumni who returned in large numbers. 
Various class reunions were held and the alumni banquet was the largest and 
most enthusiastic ever held. On Wednesday night of commencement week at 
the stroke of twelve our active chapter together with twenty invited guests 
left the house in night attire and staged the most successful "night-shirt*' 
parade in years; Brother Crumbine led the parade. 

The dramatic club gave a second performance of Shakespeare's "Twelfth 
Nighf al fresco in the fine natural amphitheatre on the college campus, June 
4. Brothers Johnson, Bush and Lowe played the important parts of Sir Andrew 
Aguecheek, the Duke Orsino, and Sebastian and Brother Crumbine and Phikeia 
Guild played minor parts. The plays were managed by Brothers Searle and 

Since our last chapter letter we have initiated one man and take pleasure in 
introducing to the Fraternity, Brother John Maynard, of Muscotah, Kansas. 

The Alpha Kappa Phi legal fraternity has entered Washburn. Six Phis 
are included in its membership. A new local fraternity called Alpha Delta has 
been formed in the college proper. It has a membership of about twenty men 
and expects to take a house next fall and begin active efforts in seeking national 

The Sagamore senior society has recently been formed. The qualifications 
for membership are prominence in school activities and all-round ability and 
leadership. The membership is limited to six, two of whom are Brothers 
Crumbine and Lowe. 

Brother Sanders has been elected as" local editor of the Rrvinv, the college 


paper. Brothers Maynard and Bowman are on the staff. Brother Neiswanger 
has a place on next year's Kaw board. Brother Searle will manage the glee 
club next year. Brother Neiswanger has been elected president of the dramatic 
club and Brother Crumbine is manager for next year. 

The alumni club has been very active lately. They entertained the seniors 
of the active chapter at a dinner and later held a post-commencement smoker 
at the Elks Club. 

The chapter loses a number of men this year but we are making an active 
search for fraternity material during the vacation and have every reason to 
look forward to a banner year next fall. David Neiswanger. 

Topeka, Kansas, June 17, 19 12. 


Kentucky Alpha-Delta completed another year, the eleventh of her history, 
with commencement week. Throughout the past year we have held our own 
in all phases of college life. We were well represented on all the athletic 
teams, especially by Brothers Walker, Caldwell, Ramsey and Wingo in football. 

In January a house was secured which has done much to strengthen the 
fraternity spirit. 

In the academic and law departments our chapter won forty p>er cent of all 
the available prizes. Brothers Doyle and Swope won the February and June 
oratorical contests. Brother Rogers won the Boyle Latin prize. Brothers 
Doyle and Guerrant won honor scholarships. 

On May 31, the chapter gave a very delightful dance which was attended 
by many of our alumni and several visiting brothers. 

We are very unfortunate in losing five men next fall but with two pledged 
men returning and fairly good prospects for a large freshman class we hope 
to have a good chapter. , W. B. Guerrant. 

Danville, Ky., August 10, 19 12. 


No letter received. 


Lectures ending on May 28, found us all looking forward to a great many 
pleasures but above and most of all a much needed rest after such a season of 
hard work. By graduation we lose three of our best men. Brothers Stovall 
and Hooker in the medical department, both men of true sterling worth. These 
two having made one of the best averages in their class. Brother Provosty in 
the law department, a Phi with a bright future and one of whom Louisiana 
Alpha will be justly proud. 

With September soon here, every man in Louisiana Alpha is expected to be 
on the ground by the fifteenth in order to be on hand for the fall rushing. 
With six pledges coming up this fall all good men as a starter, prospects 
for us look very bright for this year. We not only expect to hold the class 
presidency of two, but of three classes. We expect to have out four good men 
for football and five for track with a real good showing. 

Brother Miller, after spending several weeks at his home in Winchester, 
Tenn., is now with his brother. Dr. C. Jeff Miller, at Pass-Christian, for the 
remainder of the summer. Brother Parker, in pursuit of the fair sex, has 
covered two states and is now in Texas. With what luck — ^who knows? 
Brothers Conger and Fortier remained at summer school where they will take 
up advanced work for this coming year. Brother Charbennet, after a long 
cruise to Tampa and other ports is now at home. Brother Dicks being a true 
Hill — Billy is spending his vacation at home, Natchez, Miss. 

New Orleans, La., August 23, 1912. John B. Dicks. 



Maine Alpha closed a very successful year with the largest reunion for many 
years. We had with us twenty-one of the alumni on the night of our reunion. 
The chief topic of discussion was the new house. Everybody seemed enthusi- 
astic over the plans which the local chapter submitted. 

We graduated but three men this year. Brothers H. C. Allen, E. D. Jackman 
and J. B. Thompson. 

In baseball this spring we were represented on the varsity by Moore, '15, 
and Fraser, '15. 

In the Coombs day game we were represented on the *o6 team by Brother 
Dwyer, '08, and Tilton, '07. J. Burleigh Thompson. 

Waterville, Me., August 20, 19 12. 


Since our last letfer Brother West, '14, has been elected leader of the 
mandolin club, following in the footsteps of Brother Bartlett, '12, who has 
been leader for the past two years. Eleven Phis, including the manager, made 
a trip with the musical clubs immediately after examinations in the region 
of Lake George and Lake Champlain, completing an unusually successful sea- 
son. This was due largely to the efficient management of Brother McCredie, '12. 

Several of the brothers played on the class baseball teams, and in the inter- 
fraternity baseball league the chapter team took second place in the league of 
six teams. 

On Monday evening, June 25, the twenty-sixth annual reunion of Massa- 
chusetts Alpha was held in the chapter house. Forty-six brothers were present, 
including members of the active chapter, alumni, and representatives from New 
Hampshire Alpha, Georgia Delta, California Beta, and Pennsylvania Beta. 
The graduating class held its class-day exercises on the following day, and the 
pipe oration, delivered by Brother Bartlett, was conceded as the best in years. 
At the commencement exercises on Wednesday six Phis received their degrees. 

Out of twenty-seven men the chapter will probably return with twenty-one 
for rushing season. Alumni letters have already been sent out, and the chapter 
should be able to land a good delegation of freshmen. Charles F. Ely. 

Williamstown, Mass., June 27, 1912. 


With commencement week ended, Amherst has again completed a very suc- 
cessful and prosperous college year. The exercises of the graduating class, 
and the festivities of the various alumni reunions were particularly impressive, 
owing to the fact that President Harris, who for thirteen years has held a place 
of greatest esteem and admiration in the hearts of all Amherst men who have 
come into intimate relationship with him during his administration, withdraws 
from active service as President of the College. For this reason an unusually 
large number of alumni returned once more to their alma mater to pay a last 
tribute to President Harris, and to show their appreciation of the work he has 
done in helping to raise Amherst to that standard it now holds among American 
colleges. Dr. Meiklejohn, Dean of Brown University, who succeeds President 
Harris, will assume the duties of his office next month, although his inaugura- 
tion to the presidency will not take place until next October. The alumni and 
student body prophesy a most remarkable administration and bright future 
for Amherst College. 

The chapter loses by graduation Brothers Beatty, Colton, Randell, Steber, 
Vernon and Wcatherby. The loss will be no small one, for this year's senior 
delegation has been exceptionally strong both within the chapter, and in the 
college at large. 

Brother Vernon, 'i2, who has been varsity baseball pitcher during his entire 


college coarse, gave an excellent showing of his baseball value in the final home 
game with Dartmouth when he defeated the Hanover team 3 ro o, striking 
out 10 men, and allowing but 3 scattered hits. Brother Vernon will join the 
Chicago Cubs the first of July. 

Brother Colton, '12, delivered the ivy oration for his class. He also com- 
peted for the prize oration in the Hyde oratorical contest held during com- 
mencement. Early in the semester Brother Colton was chosen as one of the 
eight for the Hardy debate which took place the first week in June. 

Brother Steber, '12, class and college choregus conducted the singing of 
the alumni and undergraduates during commencement week. Amherst is 
famous for its singing, and the alumni joined in with **a hearty will" to make 
this year's singing equal to that of any past commencement. Brother Steber 
for the second time led his class to victory in the annual class sing. His 
services as class choregus and leader of the glee club, which position he has 
occupied for the last two years, will be greatly missed by all. 

Brother Randell, '12, has held his usual place on the varsity tennis team 
this spring. 

Brother Van Ingen, '14, has been elected assistant business manager of the 

The chapter has recently had visits from Brothers Lord, 'il, August M. 
Sanborn, '12, and Thomas Sanborn, '12, of California Beta. 

We were very pleased to have with us for commencement week so many of 
our alumni, among whom were Brothers Barker, Ingersoll, Crary and Griffin 
of the class of '97 ; Strong and Thong, '98 ; Brooks, '99 ; Briggs, Cunningham, 
W. C. King, S. B. King, Dunnen, Phillips and Trevoy of *02 ; Burrill and 
Powell '06; Blackmer, Fisher, and Parmlee '09. At a meeting of the corpora- 
tion of Massachusetts Beta, held in the chapter house yesterday afternoon the 
problem of a new chapter house was discussed from every point of view. It 
was finally decided that actual operations should be begun immediately, and 
that ground should be broken directly after commencement. The building site 
will either be the one the chapter now^ owns on Maple Street, or the Kinder- 
garten lot at the rear of College Hall. In either case the building wnll be in 
process of construction at the opening of college next fall. Every active mem- 
ber of our chapter will return for college work in September, and all indica- 
tions point to a most prosperous year for Massachusetts Beta. 

Amherst, Mass., June 26, 19 12. Raymond W. Stone. 


The college year was ended by commencement exercises June 29. The com- 
mencement this year was especially well attended because it was the Seventy- 
fifth Anniversay of the founding of the university. The week was filled with 
entertainments for the visiting alumni and closed with the commencement exer- 

Those lost to the active chapter by graduation were Brothers H. E. Hoover, 
W. S. Palmer, T. B. Simons, and E. V. Moore. Brother Moore has been ap- 
pointed to the faculty of the school of music. 

The following brothers have been elected to campus honorary societies : — 
Brother Haff, Michigamua ; Brother Anderson, Vulcans ; Brother Beck, Mimes ; 
Brother Wilkins, Sphinx; Brother Barton, Triangles, Friars. 

Brother Haff took second place in the quarter mile at the inter-collegiate 
meet at Philadelphia this year. The race was won in the remarkable fast time 
of 48 seconds. Brother HafT finished three feet behind the winner and on this 
showing he was selected for the Olympic team. Brother Haff has been elected 
captain of next years track team. 

Brother Will Shafroth won the tennis championship of the university. 

Michigan Alpha will be represented next fall in campus activities by Brother 
Haff, captain of the track team ; Brother Heck, author of the opera given by the 


Michigan Union; Brother Wetterau, the Michigan Daily staff; Brothers Barton, 
Jay, and White, members of the varsity football squad. 

The rushing committee wishes to urge upon Phis the fact that the active 
chapter will return September 23. If alumni will send letters of recommenda- 
tion previous to September 23 and persuade prospective Phis to arrive as early 
as possible they will greatly facilitate the extension of any courtesies to 
"rushees". D. Cecil Johnson. 

Ann Arbor, Mich., August 3, 1912. 


Minnesota Alpha has just completed a most successful year. Evidences of 
this can be seen on every hand — in the number of college honors held by her 
members and the number of men graduated, eight in all. This is twice the 
number, we believe, as has ever before graduated from Minnesota Alpha in 
one year, and in honor of the event the active chapter entertained the departing 
brothers and several alumni June 2 at a smoker at the chapter house. Among 
the alumni present was Brother A. M. Sheuy, Miami, '66. 

Those who graduated were, H. Leslie Thompson and Leonard F. Boyce, 
M. E. ; Alvin F. Victor, Mining E. ; Lyle A. Johnston, Law ; George W. Sny- 
der, Albert T. Peppard and William H. Long, Medicine, besides Brothers 
James Zimmerman, Indiana Beta and Paul Wilson, Iowa Alpha, Medicine, and 
Herman N. Pettibone, Illinois Beta, Forestry. 

Of the above named Brother Boyce has entered business in the Sioux Falls 
Construction Co., Sioux Falls, S. Dak.; Brother Victor is secretary and treas- 
urer of the Taylor Falls Crushed Stone Co.; Brother Pettibone is with the 
Shevlin-Carpenter Lumber Co. in Montana ; Brother Johnston is with the 
Morris baseball team for the summer, with McGovern and Pickering all of 
whom were University of Minnesota football captains. Brother Wilson is 
practising medicine in Los Angeles, Cal., and Brother Long is practising in 
Hibbing, Minn. 

Since our last letter we have initiated Brothers Donald L. and Emery 
Pomeroy of Red Oak, Iowa. 

For the fourth time in five years, Minnesota Alpha, this spring captured the 
interfraternity relay cup. We reached the semi-finals in the interfraternity 
baseball tourney only to be defeated by Phi Kappa Psi. 

Brother Henry Odland retired in March because of ill health. Brother 
Breckenridge who entered professional baseball April i expects to return to 
college next fall. 

This spring ♦ ^ has captured the following honors : Brother Hoshour, 
business manager of the 1914 Gopher \ Brother Don Pomeroy, academic repre- 
sentative of the 1914 Gopher and the university debate team for 1912-13; 
Brothers Hoshour, Sheild and Webster, * A ♦ legal fraternity ; Brothers 
Klimenhagen and Webster, glee club; Brother Peppard, president of senior 
medical class ; Brother Sheild, law representative on Daily staff ; Brother Linde- 
berg, track and relay team ; Brothers Peppard and Pettibone had principal 
parts in the senior class play, "The Girl from Away". 

Brother Hayward (Pinky) because of his good generalship of the team in 
the Illinois- Minnesota football game and his ever consistent and heady playing, 
even though of miniature stature, bids strong for the quarterback position next 

The prospects for our chapter this coming year are excellent. We have six 
pledges who expect to enter the university. Eleven old men return and work 
has begun on our new house which will be completed sometime in November. 

Minneapolis, Minn., August 2, 191 2. R. O. Webster. 



With a small chapter, but with "the hope that springs eternal" still left her, 
Mississippi Alpha opens the session of nineteen twelve and thirteen. Brother 
McKinney's graduation leaves us four of last year's chapter who are returning 
this September, Brothers Bailey, Franklin, Haxton and Mayo. Brother Sam 
Foose, who graduated in nineteen eleven, and Brother Felix Jackson, also 
of the chapter of nineteen eleven, may be back at school taking professional 

This session, we think, will see a gradual dying down of the bitter anti- 
fraternity feeling in Mississippi, and will give birth to the conservative re- 
action in our favor, which we so conlfidently expect. 

In Brother "Billy" Mc Kinney, Mississippi Alpha loses the man who, for 
the last bad year especially, has stood at her helm and steered her, with far 
less damage than would otherwise have come to her, through as rough a sea 
of troubles as ever buffeted a band of brothers in Phi Delta Theta. We wish 
him well in his career, and, knowing his abilities so well, feel no anxiety 
as to his future. Thomas F. Mayo. 

Columbus, Miss., August 19, 1912. 

No letter received. 


On June i we initiated and wish to introduce to the Fraternity Brother 
John Raeburn Green, of St. Louis, Mo. 

Westminster won the state college baseball championship, having lost but 
one intercollegiate game. In the last game of the season they defeated Kansas 
University by a score of 7 to 2. 

On the night of June 3 the chapter held its thirty-second annual June 
function. Brother E. C. Henderson, chapter house commissioner was present. 

We have recently enjoyed visits from Brother Lamkin, P. (i. C, and 
Brothers Ready and Smith of Missouri Alpha ; also Brothers Penny and 
Wilson, both alumni of Missouri Beta. 

The student body next year ought to be very large and the chapter will 
greatly appreciate any assistance on the part of the alumni. 

Fulton, Mo., June 30, 1912. H. A. Feldbish. 


Commencement at Washington University took place in a large tent 
erected on the campus, June 13. The procession consisting of the graduates 
of the Schools of Arts and Science, the Law School, the Medical School and 
the Dental School, together with the candidates for advanced degrees, and the 
faculty, was formed on the first quadrangle and marched to the tent. The 
invocation was said by the Rev. Dr. Day, and the commencement address was 
given by the Rev. Thomas Lamb Eliot, of Portland, Oregon, who was a 
member of the first class graduated from the university. Missouri Gamma 
graduated four men — Brothers Lockwood and Tiedmann, from the College, 
Brother Glasgow from the Engineering School, and Brother Penny from the 
Law School. Brother Penney will return to gain his A. B. degree. 

In the Pan-Hellenic baseball ^ A 9 defeated K £ and K A, but was beaten 
by B 6 n. Brother P. Coste, '15, was captain. 

The Pan-Hellenic council has passed a very important rule, by which no 
freshman may be initiated into a fraternity until he has completed two 
months work of a C average, or no marks below D. 

June 6, Harry Swope, '13, of Mankato, Kansas, and C. E. Smith, '14, of 
Little Rock, Ark., were initiated into * A 0. 


Brother Maverick, '13, is pledged "Parlma" (senior) and has been initiated 
into "13" (junior). 

Brother F. Coste, '15, is pledged Lock & Chain (sophomore). 

St. Louis, Mo., July 27, 1912. Clay Preston. 


Since our last letter another commencement has taken place which closes 
the college career of Brothers Lewis Anderson and Bert Barber, both of whom 
received B. S. degrees from the College of Agriculture. Brother Anderson 
graduated in absentia owing to the fact that he was picked as one of the 
American runners at the Olympic games in the 1500 and 5000 metre races 
as a result of the tryouts in Chicago June 8. Brother Anderson ran second 
to Patterson only by a foot, both runners finishing below the world's record 
for the 1500 metre race as made at the Olympic four years ago. Because of 
this remarkable achievement on the part of the boy, whose father was the 
founder of the local chapter, we feel that the Fraternity at large may well be 
justly proud. 

Among the visitors who have called on us since the last letter may be 
mentioned Dr. Earl Farnsworth, "Dad" Anderson, and H. N. Cain. 

Local honors have been bestowed upon the following: 

J. Frank Mead — Innocents (senior honorary society). 

David Reavis — second sergeant in band. 

Victor Halligan and Philip McCuUough — Iron Sphinx (freshman Pan- 
Hellenic society). 

J. Mac Woodward — chairman of Pan-Hellenic dance committee. 

The chapter takes great pleasure in introducing to the fraternity Brother 
Rodger McCuUough who was initiated May 29. 

Of the important social events concerning Phi Delta Thefa at Nebraska 
were the annual Pan-Hellenic dance given May 29, to which event of events 
many of the old grads of all fraternities return to exchange grips with their 
brothers and recall memorable events with the rest. 

The annual picnic was held by the chapter Tuesday, June 11, which was the 
last meeting of the brothers before dispersion for the summer. 

With the assistance of our alumni we hope to have our long talked of 
chapter house really materialize before the year ends. 

We expect to have a large number back to school next fall and our pros- 
pects for new material are very promising. J. B. Cain. 

Lincoln, Nebraska, June 27, 1912. 


Commencement, which came June 22 to 26, ended the activities of the college 
year, and in the closing exercises New Hampshire Alpha played a prominent 
part. Brother Mensel was chairman and Brother Cabot was a member of the 
senior executive committee. Brother Urion was one of the class day speakers, 
and Brother Cabot, in addition to Phi Beta Kappa honors, was chosen by the 
faculty for a commencement speaker. The chapter loses, by graduation, eight 

The baseball team finished a fairly successful season with the Amherst 
game during commencement. Brother Ekstrom was pitcher and Brother Cabot 
manager of the team. 

Brother BuUis was chosen assistant manager for the fresh?nan baseball 
team for next year by the athletic council as a result of the competition of the 
past year. 

Brother (libson was elected to Palaeopitus, the senior honorary society. 

On the Monday of commencement week a reunion was held at the chapter 


house which was attended by many of the alumni who had returned for the 

Brothers Kennedy and Lintwieler will return for advanced work next year 
in the Tuck School of Administration and Finance, and Brothers Cabot, 
Ryan, and Urion will enter Harvard Law School. 

Hanover, N. H., June 27, 1912. H. K, Urion. 


We regret our loss by graduation of Brothers Liggett, Finch, Brown, Gilles- 
pie, W^idler and Mefcalf. 

The annual boat ride up Cayuga lake took place on May 26, and everyone 
thoroughly enjoyed the day. The underclass-upperclass baseball game in 
which the upperclassmen were victorious, was followed by a swim. The trip 
back just at sunset was very beautiful. 

Brother J. W. Little, *I3, represented New York Alpha on the track team 
in the broad jump. 

Brother J. H. Smith, '13, is catcher on the varsity baseball team. 

Brothers Evans, *I5, and A. C. Peters, '15, were on the freshman baseball 
squad and Phikeia Bryant was pitcher on the freshman team. 

Brothers Little and Smith were elected to the honorary senior society of 
Sphinx Head. 

Brother Rockwell, who is manager of basketball for the coming year, was 
elected to the honorary senior society of Quill and Dagger. 

Brother M. M. Koch, '13, was elected to the honorary engineering society 
of Tau Beta Pi. 

Brother V. A. Albert, '14, won the competition for assistant manager for the 
dramatic club and will be manager in his senior year. 

Brother H. W. Peters, '14, won the minor sports competition and was 
elected assistant manager of the hockey team. Brother Peters was also elected 
to the junior society of Gemel Kharm. 

Brother W. H. Tourison, '13, is manager of the freshman baseball team 
for the coming year. 

The annual banquet took place on April 27. That night we concluded the 
evening with the burning of our second mortgage bond. Several of the alumni 
were back with us, among them Brothers W. H. Kennedy, '10, C. B. Mason, 
'95, Sewell Names, '11, W. J. Dugan, '07, H. J. Couch, '01, and T. M. Morri- 
son, '10. Many of the alumni were also back at the annual "Spring Day" 
circus on June i, including Brothers W. B. Kugler, '02, "Nan" Patterson, *09, 
F. K. Smith, '93, E. T. Kinsey, »oi, G. A. Blauvelt, '90, and W. H. Kennedy, 
*io. We have also received visits from a number of brothers of other chap- 
ters, among them Brothers F. LeRoy Crane, R. R. Swigert, Chas. S. Walton, 
R. H. Wallace, A. R. Crane, W. D. Supplee, T. Q. Hepburn, B. G. Wallace, 
all of Pennsylvania Zeta. 

The chapter also enjoyed a very pleasant visit from Brother Fred J. Coxe, 
North Carolina Beta, S. G. C. 

The past year has been a very successful one for New York Alpha, while 
the prospects for next year are even brighter. We hope to start things with 
a rush in the fall and success seems assured in every way. 

Ithaca, N. Y., June 10, 1912. H. Wallace Peters. 


On June 12 a very successful year was brought to a close at Union. The 
exercises of the one hundred and sixteenth commencement, which lasted for 
three days, were largely attended and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. A 
larger number of alumni than usual were back and the class of '87 was pre- 
sented with a beautiful silver cup which was offered as a prize to the class 


having the largest percentage of its graduates back. A new feature of the 
festivities was the alumni night, a large campus meeting which aroused the 
enthusiasm of every Union man to the highest pitch. 

The class this year was the largest that has been graduated since the civil 
war, sixty four men receiving their degrees. The chapter loses four highly 
esteemed members by graduation, Brothers Mack, Palmer, Patterson and Van 
Aernam. Brother Mack received the B. S. degree. Brothers Palmer and Pat- 
terson the A. B., and Brother Van Aernam the B. E. Brother Patterson was 
one of the commencement speakers and was awarded two cash prizes. 

The baseball season was brought to a fairly successful close ^nd a good 
start has been made on the football work for next year. Brother Telfer, '14, 
is assistant manager of the football team. 

Brother Lewis, '14, was chosen manager of the 1914 Garnet. 

One of the most delightful entertainments ever given in Schenectady was 
the pageant that was held on the college grounds May 30, 31 and June i to 
commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of Schenectady. It 
brought out strikingly all the important facts of the history of the city and 
the college. A large number of students took part in it and it was a marked 
success in every respect. The proceeds were added to the college gymnasium 
fund which was thereby increased to $65,000. 

The chapter thoroughly enjoyed the presence of a large number of her 
alumni during commencement week and we hope to have the same pleasure 
often in the • future. 

The chapter house proposition made rapid progress during commencement 
week, and we are looking eagerly ahead to its completion which is now 
assured. F. M. Champion. 

Clinton, N. Y., June 30, 1912. 


Columbia closed her 158th year with the graduation week beginning June 
2. The class day exercises were on Monday in the gymnasium. Brothers Arm- 
strong and Smith were on the class day committee. Wednesday morning the 
commencement exercises were held in the gymnasium. Over eleven hundred 
degrees were awarded. In the afternoon Pennsylvania defeated Columbia on 
the baseball field. Wednesday was also alumni day and there were many 
grads back. The annual alumni costume parade was led by the class of '02, 
which was celebrating its decennial. The prize for the best costumes was 
won by the class of '09. In the evening the classes of '02 and '10 gave a 
vaudeville performance. After the performance all the Columbia men, grads 
and under-grads, met on the Library steps and sang of their alma mater. 

We lose by graduation Brothers Beadle, A. H. Smith, M. D. Smith, Arm- 
strong and Ruthardt. Brothers Siemon and Maurice graduate but will return 
to study law and medicine respectively. 

All the interest of Colutnbia men is now centered on the approaching 
Poughkeepsie Regatta. Brothers Herbert, '14, and Miller, '14, are rowing in 
the varsity four. Brother Phillip«on, '13, has been forced to retire from the 
squad on account of sickness. Columbia men believe that her chances for 
victory are the best and everyone is planning to be present at the races. 

Brother Hillas, '13, has been elected manager of next year's baseball team. 

Brother Graham has been elected a member of the 19 14 Columbian, 

Brothers Brophy and Knuth have been elected to membership in the players 

We have had the pleasure of entertaining many brothers from other chap- 
ters during the past semester and we ask all Phis w^ho come to New York to 
make the home of New York Delta their headquarters. 

In the house this summer we have brothers from nearly every province. 


There are Brothers Hiestand, Ohio Alpha, B. and M. Pemberton, Kansas 
Alpha, Coad, Nebraska Alpha, Johnson and Phleger, California Alpha, Fritz 
Ohio Eta, Lyon, New York Epsilon, Lester and Ryan, Massachusetts Alpha, 
Pearsall, Pennsylvania Zeta, and Crumit, Ohio Gamma. 

New York City, June 21, 1912. Frank Brophy. 


The chapter regrets the loss of the class of 19 12. Through graduation we 
lose ten loyal Phis but w^e are glad to learn that at least three will return 
to college to take graduate work. Brother Carlton C. Curtiss did honor to 
his class through his election to Phi Beta Kappa. He and Brother Mitchell 
will return to college to continue their medical studies. We also expect 
Brother Fred Hier, '12, to be back with us to take a graduate course in law. 

Brother David Walsh, *I2, is now in Vienna, taking advanced work in 
music. His work will keep him away for at least a year. 

The chapter will open in the fall with twenty-nine men returning to college. 
There are also two men wearing the "blue buttons." All indications point 
to New York Epsilon having the most successful year she has yet enjoyed. 

Syracuse, N. Y., Aug., 20, 191 2. William V. Healev. 


Commencement at Chapel Hill was this year of universal interest. Dr. 
E. A. Alderman, formerly of North Carolina, and president of t^e University 
of Virginia, made the commencement address. The baccalaureate sermon was 
delivered by the Bishop of New York. After the literary exercises were con- 
cluded the social festivities began with a series of dances, which culminated 
with the regular final German beginning af 12 o'clock and lasting until 5 
a. m. The hall was decorated most elaborately in college colors, blue and white, 
with a profusion of green in the background. 

Our alumni present at commencement were Brothers Fred B. Stem, '07, 
Melvin Thompson, '08, Ernest Thompson, *io, A. L. Field, '11, Isaac London, 
'06, Jack London, '04, and Mangum, '89. 

Brother Hughes is spending the summer on the beach at Nags Head, N. C. 
Brother Haut is in the mountains of North Carolina near Hillsville, Va. 
Brother Edwards is playing baseball in Florida, and Brother Barbour is em- 
ployed in the government geological survey, and is in the Appalachian chain 
of mountains of western North Carolina. The other members of the chapter 
are spending their summer in various places. 

The prospects for a good chapter look bright for the coming fall. Seven 
or eight old men will return to college and two affiliates from Randolph-Macon 
mil enter the chapter. By the fall initiation which takes place September 15, 
we hope to add a few more good men to the chapter. 

Chapel Hill, N. C, August 19, 1912. E. Harrison Yelverton. 


The college year was finished at Old Miami with the usual ceremonies 
and all the customary functions. Ohio Alpha entertained a large number of 
alumni and also many friends and brothers from other chapters. Brother 
(Professor) Davis as toastmaster made our alumni banquet one of the most 
enjoyable of all the meetings during commencement week. Brother Keever, 
*I2, responded to a toast in behalf of the brothers who graduated. Brother 
Ellis, President of Delta Province of Cincinnati, and Brother Davis as a repre- 
sentative member of the general council, gave some very interesting and bene- 
ficial remarks. 

The men's dormitories are almost finished and will afford up to date quar- 
ters for all first year men. This is to be compulsory this coming school year. 


The new dormitory for women will ready by fall and is a very fine $90,000 
structure. The Main Building is being remodeled also, and with better rooms 
and buildings; with all sorority women in the dormitories under the direct 
care of the dean and all first year men in the men's dormitories the following 
year is expected to be the best year in Miami's history. 

Ohio Alpha lost by graduation J. U. Pixler, Rockford, Ohio, A. D. Ellis, 
Kingston, Ohio, and E. W. Keever, Centerville, Ohio. Brother Pixler will enter 
law school in Cincinnati. Sixteen men are expected back next fall and with an 
open rushing season there will be a hard fight for new men. Roy Magill. 

Oxford, Ohio, Aug, 26, 1912. 


Ohio Wesleyan University has just completed one of the most successful 
years in her history. Two championship athletic teams have been turned out — 
one in basketball, an^ the other in indoor track. Ohio Beta was represented 
on the basketball team by Brothers R. W. Wright, forward ; L. H. Webber, 
sub guard ; and F. C. Olds, sub forward. Brother J. R. Driver was manager 
of the team. In track we w^ere represented by Brother F. P. Geyer in the high 
and low hurdles. The team won second place in the Ohio Big Six track meet 
at Columbus this year, Ohio State winning first place. 

President Herbert Welch leaves the university next year for a year's vacation 
which he will spend in touring Europe. Vice-president R. T. Stevenson re- 
mains in charge for the year. 

Ohio Beta, too, has just completed one of her most successful years. For 
the past two years, we have ranked first in scholarship among the nine 
national fraternities. Brother E. J. Carmony was honored by being elected to 
membership in Phi Beta Kappa at the spring election. 

On Reception Day, Brother R. W. Wright received a prize of $50 for 
writing a new Ohio Wesleyan song. He won over a large field of competitors. 

Our alumni banquet on June 11, was one of the best we have ever had. 
Brother Scott Bonham of Cincinnati occupied his usual place as Symposiarch. 
There were between fifty and sixty alumni back, the largest number in the 
history of the chapter. The evening w^as marked by the happy reminiscent 
spirit which prevailed. 

We are sorry to lose this year by graduation five of our members. Brothers 
L. P. Cary, L. R. Driver, D. F. McClelland, E. J. Carmony, and J. R. Driver. 
However, we expect to return nearly all of our men next year, and with six 
new pledges all ready, everything points to a very successful and congenial 
chapter. L. R. Lynch. 

Delaware, Ohio, June 30, IQ12. 


Ohio Gamma closed a very successful year with commencement which was 
held the week beginning June 11. Many alumni were back and heartily wel- 
comed at the house. Owing to the fact that Ohio Gamma had just enter- 
tained with a banquet and dance in May, the annual dinner dance \vas omitted 
at commencement time. But next year it is the intention to hold this annual 
affair because it has proved an excellent reunion of alumni and a very delight- 
ful affair for all. The active chapter is at work on the house proposition and 
with the co-operation of the alumni in paying their notes the new house will 
be a reality. At this writing the prospects are good for an excellent chapter 
next year. F. Dix Prestox. 

Athens, Ohio, August 20, 1912. 



Ohio Zeta closed a successful year last June ; successful both in a financial 
way and in strength of the chapter. We finished the school year with a mem- 
bership of thirty-one men, which equals that of any like fraternity. 

In college honors, *Ae had her share. Brother Trautman made his O in 
baseball ; Brother Wayne Lee won a letter in track ; Brother Hugh Lee was 
elected to Sigma Xi, honorary scientific society. The chapter won the loving 
cup in the fraternity baseball league. 

We should return at least twenty-four men this fall. To date we have three 
men pledged. 

Every brother is pulling hard and we expect to have just as prosperous a 
season next school year as is possible for a fraternity to have. 

By graduation, the fraternity loses from the chapter roll Brothers Martin, 
Wells, Roberts and H. B. Lee. Brothers Hadley and Balliett have retired 
from college. In these men, Ohio Zeta loses six men whose places will be hard 
to fill. Their aid and good fellowship will be greatly missed by all with whom 
they came in daily contact. 

Any alumni, knowing of desirable men intending to enter State this fall, 
will please write to the reporter. The chapter appreciates any information 
that can be given to the end of making $ A 6 a larger and stronger fraternity. 

Columbus, Ohio, August i8, 19 12. Walter C. Ensign. 


Since our last writing another year has closed for Case and Ohio Eta. In 
athletics we have experienced a very good year and in baseball, the team made 
a very creditable showing. In the intercollegiate tennis tournament held at 
Oberlin, Brothers Glazier and Nixon represented Case in the doubles. 

With the last week in May came commencement, when we lost Brothers 
Gross and Prochaska by graduation. During this week the faculty reception 
and dance proved a very enjoyable event, and the same day the alumni feasted 
in a large tent erected on the campus for the annual alumni banquet. 

After the end of commencement week and the departure of the seniors, 
practice term began, which took the junior, sophomore and freshman "Miners'* 
to Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Garretsville, Ohio, respectively, while the 
second year "Civils" journeyed to "Silver Lake" and first year men to "Case 
Camp". With their return to the chapter house on July first, there was a general 
jollification with the men who spent their practice term in Cleveland. 

Since our last writing we have received a large share of honors : Brother 
McDaniel, '13, made Owl and Key, senior society; Brother Glazier, '14, Skull 
and Bones, junior society; while Brothers Case, '15, and Feather, ^15, made 
Alpha Phi, sophomore society. Brother Jungk, '13, was elected to Tau Beta Pi. 

Already we have several men lined up who expect to enter Case next fall, 
one man being pledged. The rushing committee have arrangements well under 
way and a strong delegation of next year freshmen is expected. 

Cleveland, Ohio, July 15, 191 2. G. M. North, Jr. 


-^. Ohio Theta is glad to be able to announce that she is now in a fine new 
home in Clifton, Cincinnati's most beautiful suburb. All visiting Phis are 
especially requested to visit us. 

For next year the following honors have been given to the members of the 
chapter. Brother James W. Pottenger is manager of the book store and Brother 
Burt Robinson is his assistant. Brother William T. Pottenger is manager of 
next year's football team and Brother Clint Wunder is assistant manager. 
Brother Wunder is also secretary of the athletic council and will represent 
Ohio Theta on the staff of the Weekly News and the Cincinnaiian. On the 


football squad will be Brothers Burt Robinson, C. A. Wells, Clem Fenker and 
Gilbert Yocum. Brother Fenker was given a C for his work done in baseball 
and both Brothers J. W. Pottenger and Fenker received C*s in track, helping 
to win University of Cincinnati's first meet, that of rhe C. G. A. C. in June. 
Brother Mclntire received the Optimisf Club scholarship for the second time 
and is student assistant in physics. 

Six men were graduated ; namely. Brothers Russ M. Easton, C. O. Hill, 
Fred A. Bennet, John A. Allan, Stanley Hammel and Gustav Stifel. The 
graduation exercises were held June i in University of Cincinnati's new gym- 
nasium. Brother I. J. Cox who is professor of history at varsity returns in 
September and will again assume his duties in his department. 

The chapter is at present planning a number of social affairs to be held in 
the new house as soon as possible. Rushing is being expedited by the fact 
that some of the members have motor cars. Visiting Phis are again invited to 
stop at Ohio Theta's new home when passing through the "Queen Ciry". 

Cincinnati, Ohio, June lo, 1912. Clint Wunder. 


With the exception of Brother Robert Smith of Nanaimo, B. C, all of last 
year's active chapter will return this fall and the prospects are bright for a 
very successful year. A strong rushing committee has been appointed and 
the men are prepared to begin the season with very active work. Brother 
Robert Smith, who graduated in law, has commenced the practice of his pro- 
fession in Vancouver, while Brother Oldham, another graduate of this year 
in law, has remained in Toronto. Brother Maclaren graduated in Arts and will 
enter the law school this fall as will Brother Cox. Brothers Clark Acton and 
Alan Ramsay have forsaken study for active business life, the former with a 
Toronto bond house and the latter is travelling for the Burroughs Publishing 
Company of Calgary, Alberta, of which Brother Hartley Burroughs is Presi- 
dent. Brother Lumsden, Quebec Alpha, '12, is expected to enter Osgoode Hall 
this fall and we are looking forward to having him with us. Phikeia Flavelle 
of Toronto has successfully passed his matriculation and we are delighted to 
know that he will enter the chapter this autumn. Phikeia Flavelle is a son 
of one of Toronto's most wealthy and influential public men and is personally 
a most attractive fellow. He will add materially to our strength. We are 
glad to welcome back to the city Brother Ball and Brother Leonard Acton. 
Brother Ball, after a couple of years' postgraduate work in New York, has 
commenced the practice of medicine in Toronto and Brother Acton returns 
from Mexico to enter the chemical department of a large Toronto concern. We 
have had the pleasure of having Brother Landry of Quebec Alpha with us for 
the summer. Robert L. Junkin. 

Toronto, Ont., August 20, 19 12. 


In our first and only chapter letter to The Scroll for the past year, Oregon 
Alpha finds it hard to express themselves as fully as they might wish. But 
as accounts of our installation etc. are to be found elsewhere in this issue it 
will be well to make this letter a short resume of the past year. 

A local chapter always has a hard row to hoe when in competition with 
strong nationals but in our short career we have been the recipients of many 
honors. Not the least of these as a chapter was that of highest scholarship 
standing among the fraternities for the first semester of the past year. Although 
averages have not been sent out for the second semester we feel sure of a 
high mark. 

Under the direction of her premier coach "Bill" Hayward, Oregon won the 
conference track meet and second place in the All-Coast meet against Stanford 


and Washington ; California taking first place. Oregon was represented by 
two men in the Olympic games — ^more than any other college on the coast. 
The chapter was represented by Brother Bailey, '13, in the weights and Brother 
Oleson, '12 in the hurdles. Brother Wagner ran the distances for the fresh- 
man. With a record of eight straight victories in baseball, Oregon won the 
Northwest championship. Brother Bedford, '14, w^as a member of the squad. 

Brothers R. Geisler, '12, Maris, '13, and Giles, '14, went with the glee club 
on their annual trip Christmas vacation. Brother R. Geisler was president of 
the club and Brother Giles has been elected secretary-treasurer for the coming 

As manager of the Oregon Emerald, Brother Barbour, *I2, succeeded in 
liquidating a $200 debt incurred by a previous management and in turning a 
balance into the student body fund at the end of the year. Brothers Wray, '14, 
and C. Geisler, '15, held the positions of assistant manager and reporter 

On the executive committee the chapter was represented by Brother R. 
Geisler, '12, who was vice-president of the student body. Brother Bailey, '13, 
was a member of the oratory and debate committee. 

Brothers Irish, '15, Bailey, '13, and R. Geisler, '12, were all prominent 
committee-men in the Y. M. C. A. Brothers Bailey and Irish attended the 
Northwest conference at Pacific Grove. In the Laurean Literary Society 
Brothers Barbour, '12, and Huntington, '12, at different times during the year 
held the office of president. 

As is our custom we entertained the school at a formal dance given in the 
university gymnasium on March 8. Everyone pronounced it the most democratic 
and most enjoyable dance of the season. Several informal dances were given 
at the chapter house during the year. 

Founders' day was celebrated by a banquet at the chapter house at which 
the local Phis responded to toasts. Perhaps the most enjoyed was a talk on 
"Fraternity Ideals" by Brother Irish, Michigan Beta, '82. 

Prospects for next year are exceedingly bright. Although we lose an 
especially strong class of eight by graduation, fourteen old men are expected 
to return with the opening of college in September. 

A hearty invitation is extended to all Phis to visit us at our chapter house, 
810 Kincaid Street. We were very much pleased to receive visits from Brother 
Priest, Indiana Zeta, '91, and Brother James, Ohio Beta, '90. 

Eugene, Oregon, July 10, 1912. Carroll M. W.\gnkr. 


On the evening of June 17 at 6 P. M. we held the annual fraternity banquet, 
at which the following alumni brothers attended: E. L. Reynolds, ex-'i3, F. 
W. Royer, '10, R. S. Hemingway, '07, H. F. Lamb, '03, W. H. Waygood, '88, 
J. T. Baker, '82, S. K. McCauley, '79, D. Vought, '10, F. Welsh, '07, F. H. 
Moore, '77, C. L. Smith, ex-' 13, A. Crane, ex-' 12, Dr. Richards, '87, D. T. 
Lattram, '01. 

The chapter regrets the loss of Brothers McCauley and Cederquist, who 
graduated this year. 

The baseball season closed with a victory over the strong club of Upper 
Montclair. Five Phis represented our chapter on the team. Brothers Ceder- 
quist, '12, captain, who played a very steady game at short; Critchlow, '14, 
handled many diflficult ones at second and also batted well; Wright, 'is> the 
best back stop the college had for years and batter at the top of the list; 
Shriner, '15, and Hammer, '15, were on the pitching staff and promise to be 
the team's main stays for next year. B. H. Welty, '15, made a good showing 
on the track team while Donaldson, '15;, promises to make good next year. 

On the evening of June 8 the chapter gave an informal dance in honor of 


the seniors of the chapter. Members of other chapters were present and good 
friendship prevailed, which showed that the chapter stands well among the 
other fraternities of the college. 

William McCutcheon who was this past year a student at the University of 
Pennsylvania has been pledged by our chapter for the coming year. 

Easton, Pa., June 24, 1912. Benjamin H. Wblty. 


Gettysburg celebrated its eightieth commencement with a graduating class 
of sixty-eight, one of the largest in the history of the institution. A feature 
of the exercises was the presentation to the college by the class of 1912, of a 
beautiful lamp post, erected at the foot of the walk leading to the old dormi- 
tory. The senior class constructed the cement walk during the vacation period. 
Gettysburg College conferred six degrees of Doctor of Divinity, three of 
Doctor of Laws and one Doctor of Literature. 

Announcement was made of the gift of $50,000 toward the endowment fund. 

Pennsylvania Beta lost seven men by graduation, but the loss will be re- 
placed by men whom we have a line on, in preparatory and high schools. 

The chapter held the first commencement function June 6 when it held a 
dance in Glatfelder Hall on the campus. Twenty-eight couples attended and 
it resolved itself into a very brilliant affair. On the following evening, 
the Pan-Hellenic was held, and was the prettiest dance of the year, excepting 
the junior promenade. Tuesday following the baccalaureate, was the time 
fixed for the annual banquet. It was held in the Gettysburg hotel and eighteen 
alumni attended besides the active chapter. Brother John Meisenhelder acted 
as toastmaster and talks were given by Brothers Samuel Meisenhelder, Hill, 
Rhinewaldt and Musselman, for the alumni, and Brothers Diehl, Liebegott 
and Fritsch for the undergraduates. Matters of importance pertaining to the 
chapter, were discussed and great enthusiasm resulted. 

The press club had the Ben Greet players give two performances on the 
campus during commencement week and the town people and students were 
well pleased. Brothers Fritsch, Dulebohn and Diehl represented $ A 8 on 
the committee of arrangements. 

Prospects for the fall opening are very good. Fourteen brothers are expected 
to return and with a large senior class there is a splendid outlook. Many 
of the brothers return early for rushing season. 

The football outlook is rather a poor one. Seven regular men were gradu- 
ated, and a new coach has been appointed and it will take several weeks for 
the new material to be rounded into shape. Brother Dulebohn is a regular 
on the team. Norman Phillipy has been elected football coach for the season. 

The chapter was pleased to entertain the following brothers during the 
commencement season : Brothers Rhinewaldt, Hill, Musselman, John and 
Samuel Meisenhelder, Gettier, Irwin, Lewis, Muhlenberg, Diehl, Young, 
Etsweiler, Small and Forney. Luther M. Fritsch. 

Gettysburg, Pa., Aug. -20, 191 2. 


The one hundred and eleventh annual commencement has just closed the 
activities for the past college year, one successful in every respect. Just before 
the close of college, the faculty published, in the college Bulletin, a corrected list 
of statistics concerning the collegiate standing of fraternities and non -fraternity 
men. In this list our chapter stood fifth of the eight fraternities represented 
here; a standing which we hope in the future to greatly improve. 

As has always been the case the commencement festivities here were largely 
attended by visiting alumni. Our chapter kept open house during the entire 
week and we were much gratified at the number of our old men who were 


with us. Brothers Lippincoft, Stewart, Montgomery, Bell and Hill of the 
class of '87 made the house their home while in town. Also Brother Clark, 
*90, and Brother Shanor, '77, spent sometime with us. Besides these we 
entertained Brothers Lindsay, Sloan, II. G. Sloan, Ralston and Schallenberger, 
all of the 1902 class and others of the '03, '05, '07, '08, '09, *io, '11 classes who 
returned to take part in commencement festivities. 

On commencement day Brother Lippincott, '87, of Hint, Mich., received the 
degree of Doctor of Divinity and Brother Schallenberger, *03, the degree 
of M. A. 

At the annual alumni luncheon given on Wednesday, following the com- 
mencement exercises, the class of 1902 presented the college with one thousand 
dollars, which will go toward the half-million the college is endeavoring to 

With the closing of the college year Phi Delta Theta at Washington and 
Jefferson loses but one man, one senior only representing the class of iqi2 
in the chapter ; his loss is offset by a remainder of nineteen men to return in 
the fall. James T. Jackson. 

Wa.shington, Pa., June 24, 19 12. 


With the successful completion of a campaign for an additional endowment 
of five hundred thousand dollars and the forming of plans to obtain still 
another five hundred thousand, Allegheny College has completed one of the most 
prosperous years in her history. A new rule has been adopted in regard to 
the bidding of freshmen. This rule forbids the bidding of a new man until 
he has completed twelve hours of college work. It has been approved by all 
the fraternities and we believe it will be a great benefit to all concerned. 

Several alumni returned for the pleasures of commencement week. On 
Saturday, June 15, an unusually enjoyable spring party was given at the 
Saegertown Inn. On the following Wednesday evening the annual alumni 
ban(iuet was given at the chapter house. Brother Harper, '10, acted as 
toastmaster, and Brother Meek, '83, Tennessee Alpha, Brother Moorehead, 
*oo. Brother Weyand, '98, and Brother Hughes, *I2, responded with toasts. 

On Tuesday evening, June 18, the glee club gave a very successful concert 
under the leadership of Brother Litten, '12. Just before the concert Brother 
H. Wells was unanimously chosen leader for next year. Under the direction 
of Brother Litten the annual minstrel show was given on June 6. Brothers 
H. Wells, L. Wells, and McLean were initiated into the Duzer Du Dramatic 
club this spring. 

We have been doing our part in athletics also. In baseball Brother Hawk 
as pitcher was the mainstay of the team, and he has been elected captain for 
next year. Brothers Delzell and Brownell won the doubles in intercollegiate 
tennis tournament at Pittsburg and Brother Bright represented the college 
in singles. Brothers L. Wells and Metcalf made places on the track team 
in the intercollegiate meet at Sharon. 

We lost by graduation Brothers Callahan, Dalzell, Hughes, Litten, and 
Maxwell. We hope to choose men next year to fill their places, and Penn- 
sylvania Delta will take her place in the front rank in all college activities. 

Meadville, Pa., July 8, 1912. Patl F. Barackmax. 

Xo letter received. 


Another year has rolled around and four of the brothers have completed 
their course at the university. Graduation was held on June 16 and Brothers 
Pryor, Smith, Ely, Rhoades, Snyder and Tyler received their diplomas. 


with us. Brothers Lippincott, Stewart, Montgomery, Bell and Hill of the 
class of '8/ made the house their home while in town. Also Brother Clark, 
'90, and Brother Shanor, '77, spent sometime with us. Besides these we 
entertained Brothers Lindsay, Sloan, PI. G. Sloan, Ralston and Schallenberger, 
all of the 1902 class and others of the '03, '05, '07, '08, '09, *io, 'ii classes who 
returned to take part in commencement festivities. 

On commencement day Brother Lippincott, ^87, of Flint, Mich., received the 
degree of Doctor of Divinity and Brother Schallenberger, '03, the degree 
of M. A. 

At the annual alumni luncheon given on Wednesday, following the com- 
mencement exercises, the class of 1902 presented the college with one thousand 
dollars, which will go toward the half-million the college is endeavoring to 

With the closing of the college year Phi Delta Theta at Washington and 
Jefferson loses but one man, one senior only representing the class of 19 12 
in the chapter; his loss is offset by a remainder of nineteen men to return in 
the fall. James T. Jackson. 

Washington, Pa., June 24, 1912. 


With the successful completion of a campaign for an additional endowment 
of five hundred thousand dollars and the forming of plans to obtain still 
another five hundred thousand, Allegheny College has completed one of the most 
prosperous years in her history. A new rule has been adopted in regard to 
the bidding of freshmen. This rule forbids the bidding of a new man until 
he has completed twelve hours of college work. It has been approved by all 
the fraternities and we believe it will be a great benefit to all concerned. 

Several alumni returned for the pleasures of commencement week. On 
Saturday, June 15, an unusually enjoyable spring party was given at the 
Saegerfown Inn. On the following Wednesday evening the annual alumni 
banquet was given at the chapter house. Brother Harper, *io, acted as 
toastmaster, and Brother Meek, '83, Tennessee Alpha, Brother Moorehead, 
*oo. Brother Weyand, '98, and Brother Hughes, *I2, responded with toasts. 

On Tuesday evening, June 18, the glee club gave a very successful concert 
under the leadership of Brother Litten, '12. Just before the concert Brother 
H. Wells was unanimously chosen leader for next year. Under the direction 
of Brother Litten the annual minstrel show was given on June 6. Brothers 
H. Wells, L. Wells, and McLean were initiated into the Duzer Du Dramatic 
club this spring. 

We have been doing our part in athletics also. In baseball Brother Hawk 
as pitcher was the mainstay of the team, and he has been elected captain for 
next year. Brothers Delzell and Brownell won the doubles in intercollegiate 
tennis tournament at Pittsburg and Brother Bright represented the college 
in singles. Brothers L. Wells and Metcalf made places on the track team 
in the intercollegiate meet at Sharon. 

We lost by graduation Brothers Callahan, Dalzell, Hughes, Litten, and 
Maxwell. We hope to choose men next year to fill their places, and Penn- 
sylvania Delta will take her place in the front rank in all college activities. 

Meadville, Pa., July 8, 1912. Paul F. Barackman. 


No letter received. 


Another year has rolled around and four of the brothers have completed 
their course at the university. Graduation was held on June 16 and Brothers 
Pryor, Smith, Ely, Rhoades, Snyder and Tyler received their diplomas. 



Hie interfraternity agreement adopted last year by the majority of the 
fraternities has already been annulled by many of them, including <i» A 8, as 
we concluded after one year of trial it was not run on a practical basis, 
neither was it of any aid to us in procuring good men for our chapter. 

The varsity baseball team with Brother Smith as captain completed one of 
its most successful seasons. The freshman baseball team with Brother R. H. 
Wallace as captain also had a very good season. 

The honors acquired by the brothers during the past year are as follows: 
Smith, captain varsity baseball team, Sphinx (senior society) ; Pryor, manager 
varsity crew, Sphinx (senior society), president Wharton School association, 
cheer leader ; Snyder, assistant manager glee club, class football team ; Rhoades, 
graduation from a four year course in three years, varsity debating team, mem- 
ber A Z P debating team ; Gordon, varsity baseball team, vice-president of 
junior class, Sphinx (senior society) ; Tyler, Mask and Wig chorus, archi- 
tectural play ; Hogan, cast of Mask and Wig play, architectural play ; Wallace, 
second varsity four, fall crews. Friars (senior society) ; Prichetf, class dance 
committee. University Christian Association ; Dutton, varsity track team ; 
Jameison, captain varsity swimming team; Bloom, varsity four-oared, basket- 
ball team ; Ouerbacker, varsity swimming team. 

We expect the return of twenty-five men to the active chapter for the com- 
ing year. Frederick B. Prichett. 

Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 22, 191 2. 


As the result of the efforts of our alumni members of the chapter house 
association Pennsylvania Eta has secured a new and better home. By the time 
the September Scroll is out we will have moved to our new quarters on Wyan- 
dotte Street. The new house is ideally located, being within short distances 
of the college, the depots, trolley lines, and the business district of the town. 

In raising the funds for the purchase of the chapter house the bond system, 
as used by many of the other chapters, was employed. The rentals, paid each 
year by the active members of the chapter will be used in paying the interest 
on the bonds. A sinking fund for buying back the bonds was originated 
this last term by each of the active members agreeing to pay ten dollars each 
year into the treasury for ten years, first payment to be made two years after 
leaving college. Hereafter each new member of the chapter will be re- 
quired to make a like agreement. In this way the property will be owned 
finally by the active chapter alone. Until then the house will be under the 
control of a committee from the chapter house association. 

At the close of college in June, Pennsylvania Eta lost four men. Brothers 
Wilson and Rutherford, both of the electrical engineering department were 
graduated. Brother Bonine we lose also by graduation, he securing his degree 
of E. M. Brother Baird, '12, who found some difficulty in the June examina- 
tions hopes to reenter college in September. In the mean time he has taken 
a position with the Bethlehem Steel Company for the summer. 

Brothers Bell, '14, and Crichton, '15, have been awarded their L's in baseball. 

Brothers Bryant, '13, Clarke, '13, and Cosgrove, '13, were elected to Sword 
and Crescent, the senior class society. 

Brothers Bell, '14, and Chandler, '14, were elected to B. U. X., an upper- 
class society. 

Brother Bell, M4, was elected captain of the baseball team for the season 
of 1913. Brother Bell did very consistent work last season both as catcher 
and at bat. 

Brother Bryant, '13, is football manager for the coming season. 

Brother Cosgrove, '13, will manage the basketball team next winter. 

Brother Cameron, '14, has been elected assistant manager of the gymnasium 


team. Brother Cameron has just recovered from an attack of appendicitis. 
An operation was avoided however. 

Brother Murphy, ex-' 14, is taking summer work in mathematics at Bethle- 
hem Preparatory School and hopes to reenter college in September. Since 
leaving college in 191 1 Brother Murphy has been awarded the L for track 
work and a silver cup for lowering the Lehigh record in the 220 yard dash 
to 23 seconds. E. W. Chandi.eiI. 

South Bethlehem, Pa., Aug. 28, 19 12. 


The college year of 1911-12 was a great success as far as Pennsylvania 
Theta is concerned. Perhaps this success is best shown by the fact that never 
before have so few failures occurred during the spring examination period. 

We closed the year with a house party during commencement week at which 
time we entertained about thirty guests. During the week we were much 
pleased to have Brothers Lorenz, '10, Cuthbert, '11, Stiedle, '11, and Dempsey, 
ex-* 14 visit us. Province President R. W. Lindsay also made his annual visit 
to our chapter during part of the week. 

An honorary military fraternity was organized and installed at Pennsylvania- 
State this spring. Brother St. Clair was among the charter members. Brother 
Junkin was initiated into the Druids society. 

Since the close of the school year the local fraternity known as O 4^ has 
been granted a charter by 4> K Sk. Installation is to take place early this fall. 

Chatham, N. J., August 26, 1912. Henry H. Kirkpatrick. 


McOill, unlike the average college or university in the States, has no 
great festal commencement week of proms, fraternity house parties, baseball 
games, or track events due in a great measure probably to the early date at 
which college closes in the spring, and also because of the various faculties 
finishing at different times. Furthermore our track meets being held in the 
fall, and baseball being a minus quantity, eliminates those branches of 
entertainment. So our commencement consists only of convocation exercises, 
the graduation dinners of the various faculties, and the large convocation ball ; 
which functions were well attended, and carried off with great eclat. 

By graduation this year we are losing three men. Brothers Jordon, Ramond, 
and Lumsden. Brothers Jordon and Ramond receiving the degrees of B. S., 
and Brother Lumsden that of B. A., with the intention of studying law at 
Harvard L'niversity next year. Brother Ramond has accepted a position with 
the Memo Xickle Co., Victoria Mines, Ont. 

We are very sorry to lose Brother Twitchell, one of our best students, 
and all around good fellow. He has been transferred to Columbia University, 
where he contemplates continuing his study of architecture. 

At a very inopportune time shortly before the final examinations. Brother 
MacPhail was forced to withdraw from college due to ill health, but owing 
to his excellent standing in his studies, was allowed his examinations aegrotat. 

Returning next fall with at least twenty-three men, we look forward to a 
very prosperous year. W. S. Atkinson. 

Montreal, Que., June 25, 19 12. 


On the afternoon of June 17 the "Under the Elms Exercises" were held 
on the middle campus of the university as a usual part of class day exercises. 
At this time Brother Herbert Knight Dennis of the graduating class read the 


class poem of which he was the writer, and delivered the second speech on 
the class tree. 

In the evening was given the promenade concert with the illumination of 
the college grounds. In accordance with a vote made by our members of 
Phi Delta Theta plans had already been laid and preparation made for a 
dance to be given during the evening. We held this dance in Manning Hall 
on the university middle campus and made it one of the most successful and 
pleasing events of this class day evening. 

Providence, R. I., June 30, 191 2. S. J. Rowland. 


South Dakota Alpha closed one of the most prosperous years in her history 
when the last exercises of commencement week were finished. The out-going 
class was the largest ever graduated from South Dakota, numbering seventy- 
seven. Brothers Mitchell, Rice, Lloyd, and Ross were graduated from the 
College of Arts and Sciences; Brother Michaels, from the College of Engi- 
neering; and Brothers Bode and Young, from the College of Law. Bishop 
Johnson of Missouri delivered the baccalaureate sermon ; Professor Smith, 
head of the department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of 
Minnesota, gave the address to the seniors of the College of Arts and Science ; 
and James Dewitt Andrews addressed the Law College. Although South 
Dakota Alpha loses many of her strongest men by graduation, we expect to 
return strong in the fall as we have some fine men in sight. 

The year was prosperous for South Dakota Alpha, not only with regard to 
the upbuilding of the chapter, but also with regard to its finances. Besides 
starting a movement for the quick payment of the notes on the house, we 
earned a surplus of over $500 through the carefulness of Brother Phillips, 
our house manager. This money is to be spent in improvements on the 
house and grounds so that any Phis who visit Vermilion next year will find 
us in fine shape to entertain them. 

In the spring athletics, we were represented by Brother Roberts in track 
and Brother Young in baseball. S. F. Waddex. 

Vermilion, S. Dak., July 3, 1912. 


From the amount of rain in this section, covering a period from before 
commencement and continuing up to now, that inverted bowl they call the 
sky, must have recently been filled and turned over again. However, the 
ardor of the most sanctimonious students was in no way dampened, as very 
little attention is ever given to water in Nashville and it is seldom used except 
by old maids, who handle the garden hose in lieu of something better. And so 
there was a sound of revelry by night, or rather sounds, as the noise was as 
various, as the boys who gave it birth. The boys, however, were blameless, 
as any digressions from the straight and narrow made by them, was uninten- 
tional, for they knew not what they did, most of them being totally uncon- 
scious of doing anything at the time ; in fact, it would be difficult to prove that 
any of them, had ever done anything ; certainly not at Vanderbilt. 

Under such adverse conditions, existing at the close of the university, we 
are pleased to announce, that all applicants from Tennessee Alpha obtained 
their diplomas. This was to be expected except in case of Brother Carter, 
whose college career was as restricted as the movements of the ancient monk, 
who spent his life on the top of a telegraph pole, and was as devoid of honors, 
as Aurora was of clothes, when Zephyr saw her on beds of violets blue. Any- 
how we announce in slaughtered English, "Brother Carter has went," after six 
years filled with the sweetness of doing nothing — the only weed in the garden of 
roses, comprising the local chapter. 


Brother Tom Smith completed his course in February last and made Phi 
Beta Kappa. He is to return next fall for further honors in the law deparr- 
ment. Brother Smith has the ability to hitch his wagon to a st^ar and bring 
it home filled with an entire planetary system. And so we say, "All honor to 
Brother *Mice* Smith who always gets the cheese." 

Brothers John Archer and \''an Love were respectively dubbed Bachelors 
of Science. Brother Archer since his advent at the Vendome Theatre, has 
recalled into favor the old time poem, "Blessings on thee bare-foot boy." He 
has also furnished inspiration to a whole army of young ladies, who con it 
and similar poetry, with a faraway look in their eyes when Brother Archer is not 
in the same room. Brother Love has flung away ambition in this line and 
believes that Mormonism should not be tolerated, either before or after mar- 
riage. Although Brother Love has only taken one degree he will soon become 
a Shriner and take the thirty-third. 

Brothers Frank Gardner and Fritz Hall are to be congratulated on having 
made the Commodore Club as it takes a mighty good man to be excluded 
from that organization. Brother Walter Morgan was elected captain of the 
baseball team and also received an invitation to join the Owl Club. Brother 
Stevenson and Dan Caldwell are to attend Cornell next year. Brother Steven- 
son was elected property-man of the dramatic club, chiefly because he moves 
so gracefully and from the fact that he has proven times out of number that 
he can carry more than anybody. J. C. Carter. 

Nashville, Tenn., July 20, 191 2. 


Tennessee Beta was represented in the graduating class by two brothers — 
Richard Bland Mitchell and George Knox Cracraft. Brother Mitchell com- 
pleted his course in theology, and goes to take up missionary work in Missis- 
sippi. Brother Cracraft will enter the Harvard. Law School. Both have been 
very active In the chapter for several years and their loss will be severely felt. 

At a mass meeting of the students just before the closing of the term. 
Brother Gass was elected a delegate to the athletic board of control and 
Brother Bowden was elected baseball manager for the season of 1913. 

Tennessee Beta expects to return several active members, and a successful 
rushing season should result. Carlton Bowden. 

Sewanee, Tenn., August 30, 19 12. 


The collegiate year, 1911-12. came to a brilliant' close with the end of the 
commencement exercises and festivities on June 11. Besides the ordinary and 
staple exercises and festivities that usually accompany commencement, the occa- 
sion this year was featured by what was known as "Alumni Day." Personal 
letters were sent to all alumni of Texas Beta urging them to return at this 
time, and quite a number responded with their presence. An informal luncheon 
was given at one o'clock at the chapter house in their honor. On the afternoon 
of this day, a baseball game was played between the varsity nine and a team 
composed of old university stars of the diamond. In an exciting contest the 
alumni won out by the score of 6 to 4. In the evening a monster torchlight 
parade was held, in which all of the fraternities were represented. Phi Delta 
Theta, with an attractively decorated float was a distinctive feature of the 

Never before has a student of the university been so successful, or won so 
many victories on the tennis courts, as has Brother Gillespie Stacy during the 
past year. He captured the State Intercollegiate championship in singles, and 
with his partner, Boggs, won the championship in doubles. In the Texas 
State tournament, the showing made by Brother Stacy was remarkable, as he 


defeated some of the oldest and most skilled players of the game. The four 
handsome silver cups recently won by hihi attest his brilliant and superior 
style of playing. Brother Russell, with his lady partner, had the distinction 
of winning the mixed doubles championship of the State. Besides being one 
of the mainstays on the gymnasium team. Brother Broad, too, has sustained 
an enviable record as a tennis player. 

Brother Ramey was given first place in the Texas State oratorical contest 
this year. This is the first occasion on which a student of the University of 
Texas has ever won this contest. 

Phi Delta Theta, as usual, has had a large number of men elected to mem- 
bership in the various professional, ribbon, and honor fraternities and societies 
in the university. Brothers Kurth and Feagin have recently become members 
of Phi Delta Phi, legal fraternity, and Brother Ramey of Delta Sigma Rho, 
debating fraternity. Brother Feagin is now a member of Rattler, ribbon 
society, and Brother Dealey and Ramey of Friar, senior academic society. 
Brother Boynton has been initiated into the Kweehee, engineering fraternity. 

Brothers Dealey and Feagin are associate editors of the Texan for next 
year, and Brother Dealey will also be on the Magazine board, and Brother 
Feagin on the Cactus staff. Brother Stacy has been chosen as a member of 
the Y. M. C. A. cabinet for the coming year. 

During the summer vacation, several badly needed improvements .are being 
made by the house corporation on the chapter house. Besides repainting the 
exterior of our home, it will be placed in a better state of repair throughout. 
The house is expected to be in tip-top shape for the opening of college in the 

On the evening of June 9, Hawthorne Eugene Kyser of Marlin, Texas, 
was duly initiated into the mysteries of Phi Deltism, and we do therefore take 
great pleasure in introducing him to the Fraternity at large as a brother in the 

Texas Beta hopes to return about twenty strong next year, although some 
eight or ten of the present chapter do not expect to be with us. Brothers 
Stedman, MciVfeans, James, Jones, and W. A. Dealey have received their 
sheepskins. The university Pan-hellenic recently adopted a closed season rule, 
permitting no fraternity to pledge a first year man, unless he should have as 
many as four college courses to his credit. One year of grace has been 
granted the fraternities, and the rule will not be effective until the beginning 
of the session of 19 13-14. Since, therefore, next year's chapter will have to 
be carried over with practically no additions for the year following, it is 
compulsory that as large a number of desirable men be pledged next fall as 
is possible. The hearty cooperation and aid of all alumni and friends of Texas 
Beta during the approaching rushing season is especially urged. 

Austin, Texas, June 28, 1912. Tom B. Ramey, Jr. 


The year 1911-12 was a most prosperous one in every respect for South- 
western University and Texas Gamma. A large, magnificent arch has been 
erected at the entrance of the university grounds. Two new buildings will be 
erected in the near future as the result of an alumni movement known as the 
"Old Students' Association," among the leaders of which many Texas Gamma 
men are prominent. The chapter has come into closer and more intimate 
relations with its alumni and definite steps have been taken tow^ard securing 
a home for the chapter. Texas Gamma was instrumental in organizing a 
Pan-Hellenic council in Southw^estern, from which many good results have 
already been derived. 

Five Phis received their degrees at commencement, one of whom received 
his M. A. degree. Brother Moose received scholarships from Harvard and 
Yale owing to his good work in chemistry. Brother Harrison finished second 


in the class and was awarded the salutatory. Texas Gamma was noted this 
year for scholarship especially, as her average was above that of any of the 
fraternities in Southwestern. Brothers Huffer and Kilgore were elected to 
places on the university quartet which advertises the school during the vaca- 
tion and of which Brother Hufler is the manager. Brother Vaught was 
chosen as one of the Dixie quartet, a well known lyceum attraction. 

Though Texas Gamma lost four men by graduation, whose places will be 
hard to fill, at least fifteen old men, every one a loyal Phi, will return to up- 
hold the standard of the chapter in all the college activities. 

Georgetown, Texas, July 23, 19 12. John W. Harrison. 


Vermont Alpha has enjoyed a great success throughout the past college year 
considering the number of new men taken in. We are proud to say that 
every brother has made good. 

Our annual banquet was held June 24 and as usual was very successful, 
many of our alumni being present. 

Brothers Malcolm, '14, and Mayforth, '14, were on the battery of our regular 
baseball team this year and Brother Maiden, '15, played sub. Brother Welch 
will be here this fall as a coach for football. Brother Waterman, '12, was class 
historian this year at graduation. Vernon T. Dow. 

Burlington, Vt., June 28, 191 2. 


The northern trip in May closed one of the most successful baseball seasons 
that the university has ever had, both from the financial side and from the 
brilliant playing of the team. The team proved to be one of the strongest 
that has ever represented the Orange and Blue, beating such teams as Cornell, 
Georgetown, University of Georgia, tying Yale, and breaking even with Caro- 
lina in a four game series. Virginia Beta was well represented in the game by 
Brother Tile who held down the centre garden in a spectacular manner, and by 
Brother McKay of California who was assistant manager of the team and who 
has been elected manager for the spring of 1913. 

The baseball games in the fraternity league during the month of May 
proved very interesting and exciting. The cup was finally won by the Phi 
Gamma Deltas. 

The session of 1911-12 came to a very successful close. Finals proved to 
be the best that Virginia has had in years. All of the dances were well attended 
and were made more pleasant by the number of alumni present. 

The graduating class was unusually large. Virginia Beta loses by gradua- 
tion Brothers Gravely and Martin in I^w and Brother Bray in Medicine. 
All three of these graduated with high honors and Brother Martin especially 
distinguished himself by making Phi Beta Kappa, making three Phis who are 
members of that society. 

Prospects for ^ A at the University of Virginia chapter look particularly 
bright for this year. Several men whom we did not expect to return arc 
coming back, and in addition, several members who remained away from the 
university for various reasons are returning this fall. 

The house which has sheltered the brothers for the past two years has been 
given up and a different home secured. This was done as an economic measure 
and to get in line more with what seems to be the general trend of thought 
among the fraternities at Virginia. It is our impression that the era of 
building ornate and expensive houses is past at this place. Competition is too 
great among the twenty-nine general fraternities to guarantee that the heavy 
expense of building a house can be borne. In addition, the new interfraternity 
agreement, which prohibits the extending of invitations to the new men before 



November 15, gives the prospects time to look farther into the matter and 
not succumb to the most impressive array of marble or mahogany that may 
greet their eyes. 

The fraternity agreement mentioned before is in the public eye at present. 
It is a much mooted question whether it will have the desired result, or like 
other agreements of its kind lapse into innocuous desuetude. In any case it can- 
not injure an established fraternity such as *AG is here. 

*<A9 and its members at Virginia look on the coming year with equani- 
mity confident that it w^ill be a beneficial and a pleasant one from every 
standpoint. H. L. Hathaway. 

University, Va., August 15, 19 12. 


The commencement at Randolph- Macon this year was one of the best ever 
known here. Especially noteworthy . were the alumni and Pan-Hellenic ban- 
quets. Four of the five fraternities were represented at the latter and it was 
pronounced a great success. The outcome of this was a growth in interfrater- 
nity spirit which we hope will develop into the formation of a Pan-Hellenic 
association. Besides the chapter, several of our alumni were present on the 
occasion. Brothers Simpson and Scott responded to toasts. 

Randolph-Macon had wonderful success in athletics during the year. We 
won the football and baseball championships in eastern Virginia and would 
have won the cup in basketball had one been awarded. The baseball team 
was the strongest in years and made a very good showing against stronger 
teams. The chapter was represented by Brother Tatem. 

The third cup of the year was won in a triangular debate with William and 
Mary and Richmond College. Emory and Henry was also defeated in debate. 

The chapter upheld its usual record in scholarship. Brother Scott won the 
junior Murray medal for proficiency and Brother Tatem won the chemistry 
medal. The remainder of the chapter made creditable marks on the year's 

Since our last letter to the Scroll, the chapter was entertained by Brother 
Moss and Mrs. Moss at their home. The young ladies of the town were present 
and we all had a delightfully glorious time. Brother Graham Lambeth who 
recently moved to Ashland was also present. 

We were glad to see so many of our alumni as well as one or two visiting 
Phis among us during commencement. 

The chapter at the close of the session numbered eleven. We are sorry to 
lose by graduation Brothers Marye and J. R. Childs. Brother M. K. Blount 
expects to enter the University of North Carolina in September to study law. 
We expect to return eight men next year. 

Ashland, Va., July i, 1912. Roger W. Tatem. 


The closing of the college year was fittingly celebrated on the night of 
June 12, when the final ball, the most brilliant event of the session, was 
held in the skating rink, which had been decked out for the occasion in white 
and green, with strings of electric lights, fraternity designs and colors. A huge 
electric design bearing the figures, 1913, lent a uniqueness to the decorations 
never before witnessed. Brothers Harmon and Fred were on the executive 
committee of the ball. 

In the student body elections, Brother Thornton, in one of the closest and 
most exciting races in the history of the school, was elected president of the 
final ball of 1913. 

During the latter part of May the fraternities at Washington and I-ee met 
together in a Pan-Hellenic meeting and drew up a set of resolutions which have 


been agreed to by the faculty anj which will go into effect next year. The main 
object of the resolutions is a scholastic requirement for initiation. Pledges 
can be made at any time but no one can be initiated until he shall have 
passed at least fifty per cent of his work at any one examination. A state- 
ment to the effect that this work has been done, must be obtained from the 
registrar. A permanent committee consisting of one member from each 
fraternity is to decide upon all cases that may come up. Phi Delta Theta is 
represented by Brother Erwin. 

The annual boat race between the Albert Sidney and Harry Lee crews was 
won by the former. Brother Glasgow stroked the Harry Lee crew. 

The second season of the inter fraternity baseball league of which Brother 
Thach, 'ii, is the founder, ended w^ith a game between Kappa Sigma and Phi 
Kappa Psi, the former winning. This entitles them to possession of the 
loving cup for one year. 

During the commencement exercises Virginia Zeta was ably represented by 
Brother Glasgow as valedictorian for the senior class. To him also goes the 
honor of winning the Cincinnati orators medal. The medal w^as founded in 
honor of the society of the Cincinnati and orations in competition for it must 
be submitted to a committee of the faculty and in order for. it to be awarded 
the oration must have intrinsic value and not simply ht the best of those 

Those members of the chapter receiving degrees were Brothers Fred and 
Thompson of the Law school, Brother Glasgow in the Academic and Brother 
Richardson in Engineering. 

At a meeting of those men receiving baseball monograms Brother Erwin 
was elected captain of the 1913 team. 

Among the alumni to honor us with a visit during finals were Brothers W. 
K. Lemley and Abe Somerville. W. A. Erwin. 

Lexington, Va., July 13, 1912. 


Washington Alpha finished a very successful year by graduating a delega- 
tion of seven strong men at the June commencement but with an elegant new 
house and prospects for a formidable list of Phikeias the chapter intends to 
even better this showing during the coming twelve months. 

The closing months of the college year were signally successful for the 
Phis. Brothers Denney, Nels Harlson, Coyle, Sieler, R. Major, W. Wand, 
and Mucklestone were graduated. Brother Fritz Beltz was elected senior repre- 
sentative on the board of control of the associated students and together with 
Brother T. W^and and Sipprell was chosen as a member of the newly created 
undergraduate conference, which will cooperate with the faculty in disciplinary 
cases. Phikeias Barrett Herrick and Ifarry Dorman, '15, were initiated the 
last week of the semester upon completing the reciuired twelve hours' work. 
Brothers P'ritz Beltz and Sipprell were elected to membership in the Oval Club, 
junior-senior honor society, while Fir Tree, the senior honor group, took 
Brother T. Wand. 

By defeating the Betas, Kappa Sigs, Phi Kappas (local applicants for Psi 
Upsilon) and the Delta Taus the Phi Delt nine, led by Captain Hayfield, 
won the interfraternity baseball championship and then by trimming the 
Keeleycurists, leaders of the All-comers League, the Phis took the college pen- 
ant and the Spalding silver trophy. The lineup was: Hayfield, ss ; Hicking- 
bottom, If; Mucklestone, 3b; Patton, c; Coyle, p; J. Hartson, ib; Huntley, 
2b; Courtney, cf; W. Wand, Sieler, rf. 

In spring athletics the chapter maintained its usual standing. Brothers 
Courtney and Patton made the track team while Brothers Patton and Captain 
Hickingbottom won their baseball emblems. Courtney (captain -elect) made 


a g^reat record as a sprinter and was picked for the American Olympic team. 
Hick finished his fourth year as left field on the varsity nine. By winning 
letters in football, baseball and track Patton entered the Thrice W Club, of 
which Brother Coyle and Mr. Dan PuUen, who later shone as the West 
Point tackle, are the only other members. Brothers Coyle, Mucklestone and W. 
Wand received senior blankets for their athletic success. 

The alumni and active men, united in the Washington Phikeia Association, 
recently bought a splendid building site, lOO by 200 feet, at the corner of East 
Forty-Seventh and Twenty-Second Avenue N. E., facing on a new boulevard 
overlooking Lake Washington. This half block, which was swung by the 
sale of the old Fourteenth Avenue property, is directly across the street from 
the house to be leased by the chapter for the next five years, during which time 
funds will be amassed to build a permanent structure. 

Seattle, Wash., August i, 19 12. Archie Major. 


No letter received. 


Topic for Alumni Day, October 15 
The importance of maintaining high standards of morality and progress. 


The Dallas, Texas, Alumni Club of Phi Delta Theta held its regular luncheon 
at the Southland Hotel on May 23, it being in the nature of an honor to Ernest 
Ingold and Frank Builta, the former of the University of Illinois and the latter 
of Nebraska. Both were delegates to the Annual Convention of the Associated 
Advertising Clubs of America, at which more than 3,000 of the leading adver- 
tisers of the country were present. The following members were present : 

Ernest Ingold, Illinois, '09; Tom G. Leachman, Texas, '09; Charles H. 
Caton, Illinois, '05; Robert W. Johnson, Michigan, '04; Robt. F. Shelton, 
Sewanee, '04; Henry Pratt Lyman, Illinois, 'ii ; H. E. Thompson, Southwestern, 
*o6; H. O. Evans, Georgia Tech., '03; J. R. Neece, Jr., Colorado, '03; E. M. 
Baker, Texa^, '03 ; Smith H. Latta, Illinois, '08 ; Ballra Y. Burgher, Texas, '07 ; 
J. B. Adoue, Jr., Texas, '06; G. D. Hunt, Texas, '03; Geo. M. Feild, Se7oanee, 
*io; Dr. T. S. Barkley, Southwestern, *o6; Robert Wilkin, Texas, '06; and 
Frank Builta, Nebraska, *o8. 


The Washington Phi Delta Theta Alumni Club is about to enter upon a 
new season of activity and first of all wishes to extend a most hearty and 
sincere invitation to all Phis visiting the Capital to look up some one of the 
many Phis here and if possible arrange to be in the City on a Smoker date. 

Brother Ralph Williams, President of the Club, is located at the "Champlain" 
on K Street, and is desirous of having all visiting Phis call him on the phone 
or drop him a note. Then, as in "Kodakery", you press the button and we 
will do the rest. We cannot emphasize too strongly our hope that visitors will 
notify some one of the officers of the Club, telling us where you can be located 
while here. 

A very interesting and entertaining series of talks has been planned for 
the coming Smokers which, as usual, will be held on the third Tuesday of 
each month, beginning with November iq. The University Club is building a 
new three hundred thousand dollar house that will be completed about October 
15, and the Smokers will be held in rooms provided for the purpose in the new 
building. Stanley M. Cook. 

Washington, D. C, August 16, 1912. 



All readers of The Scroll are requested to forward personals about alumni. Re- 
porters are urged to forward them with every chapter letter^ hut on separate sheets. A 
favor will be conferred on the Editor by writing them in the form in which such 
items appear below. 

Please write all proper names very clearly. 

Clippings should bear the names and dates of the papers from which they have 
been cut, 

A particular request is made for information about members who have recently 
diedf including more especially the date and place of death. 

Miami — "Jack" Stiles, 'lo, is a Junior in the Harvard Law School. 

Missouri — Simpson C. Dyer, '74, is practising law in Hillsboro, Texas. 

South Dakota — Edward B. Elmore, *09, is studying music in Chicago. 

Miami — Berkley Frazier, '10, is owner of fhe Chocolate Shop, Oxford. 

Miami — Solon J. Carter (Nick), *09, is practising law in Indianapolis. 

Wisconsin — Raymond Storer, '09, is with the Standard Oil Co. at Whiting, 

Allegheny — William H. Gallup, '85, died at Morgantown, W. Va., June ii, 

Miami — Roy W. Reisinger, '08, is studying law in his father's office at Eaton, 

South Dakota — Howard B. Case, '09, is now practising law at Watertown, 
S. Dak. 

Hanover — Robert Tindle McElroy, '92, dropped dead on the evening of 
May 19. 

Gettysburg — Paul B. Dunbar, '04, is the happy father of a girl who arrived 
in June. 

Miami — Harry Doremus Piercy, is studying medicine at Western Reserve, 

Allegheny — Thomas C. Blaisdell, *88, has been elected president of Alma 
College, Mich. 

South Dakota — Albert O. Burkland, '04, is in Hawaii conducting a topo- 
graphical survey. 

Miami — Walter E. Willey, *ii, is now connected with the Procter-Gamble 
Soap Co., of Cincinnati. 

Northwestern — Clyde M. Carr, '88, is now president of Joseph T. Ryerson 
& Son Co., Chicago, 111. 

Miami — Jean R. Kinder, '11, is assistant manager for the Hollenbeck Press 
Co., in Indianapolis, Ind. 

Miami — Leslie G. Gee, '09, is first assistant cashier at the Farmers State 
Bank at Lawrenceville, 111. 

Northwestern — Charles Evans, '13, is with the Allerton, Green &^ King 
brokerage firm of Chicago. 

U. of Washington — Walter Johnstone, '10, led to the altar Miss Frances 
Woolsay at Seattle, July 24. 

Chicago — George B. Swift, '69, formerly Mayor of Chicago, died July 2, 
1912 at his home in Chicago. 

California — Walter H. Schroeder, '12, and Mrs. Gladys Sims Wichter were 
married in Oakland, June 30. 

Northwestern — Paul Moore Taylor, '09, is vice-president of the Huntington 
State Bank at Huntington, Ind. 


Nortlnvestern — George Walker Barlow, *09, is manager of the Electric 
Service Company at Matson, 111. 

Mississippi — Wm. Steen, *04, and wife arc the parents of a son, William 
Hinton Steen, bom July 12, 1912. 

Miami — Edward Fitzgerald, '11, is assistant State agent of the Sterling 
Insurance Co. of Indianapolis, Ind. 

Texas — Robert N. Watkin, *o6, of Dallas, Texas, was elected president of 
the Alumni Peregrinous Association. 

Dartmouth — ^Thurlom M. Gordon, '06, is special assistant to Attorney- 
General Wickersham at Washington. 

Colorado — Strawder Marvin James, '13, and Miss Bessie Irene Corson were 
married August 15, 191 2, at Denver. 

Texas — C. J. Cartwright, '10, is connected with his father in the real estate 
business with offices in Waco, Texas. 

Northivestern — Harold Rivers Howell, '88, is president of the Hawkeye and 
Des Moines Fire Insurance Company. 

Texas — J. Leslie Witt, '08, now holds the responsible position of City En- 
gineer for the city of Denison, Texas. 

Cornell — Stanley W. Cook, '10, was married to Miss Foster, in Washington, 
D. C, on Monday, September 9, 191 2. 

Virj^inia — Rev. Carter Helm Jones, D. D., '86, has accepted a call to the 
First Baptist Church of Seattle, Wash. 

Miami — Carl Stoeltz, '08, is connected with the Big Four R. R. He is chief 
engineer in the Electrical Department. 

Cornell — Dr. Sanford W. French, '04, is proud of his son, Sanford W., Jr., 
born July 8, 191 2, at Ft. Hancock, N. J. 

Sorthiacstern — Charles Wendall David, '09, is assistant in the history de- 
partment of the University of Wisconsin. 

Allegheny — Robert G. Freeman, '04, of Pasadena was given the honorary 
D. D. degree by his alma mater last June. 

Northwestern — Mott Payton Mitchell, '98, is located at Redondo Beach, Cal., 
where he is pastor of the Methodist church. 

South Dakota — Ben M. Wood, '10, in addition to practising law, is part 
owner of the Gate City Guide at Rapid City. 

Northwestern — Rufus F. Blount, '11, is chemist for the Hampton Glazed 
Paper and Card Company at Holyoke, Mass. 

Miami — Willard A. Ward, ex-' 12, is located in Boulder, Colo. He is con- 
nected with the Gilcrest-Russell Lumber Co. 

Wabash — David MacNaughton, '04, was married to Miss Nella Blanche 
Hoard, June the fifth, at Waupun, Wisconsin. 

Chicago — George R. MacClyment, '02, of Peoria, 111., is engaged to be mar- 
ried to Miss Harriette Avery of Galesburg, 111. 

Brown — The engagement of Dr. Bertram H. Buxton, '04, to Miss Sara 
Alice Elliott of Providence, R. I., is announced. 

Northwestern — John Arthur Dixon, '96, has been chosen as secretary of the 
Xew Orleans Netherlands Compan)' of Chicago. 

Northwestern — Robert Spencer Mattison, '05, is sales superintendent of the 
Universal Portland Cement Company of Chicago. 

Washington State — James Haworth, ex-' 12, and Oscar Carlisle, ex-' 10, have 
both become benedicts during the past college year. 


South Dakota — George F. Sherwood, 'ii, has been elected police justice at 
Clark, S. Dak., where he is practising law with his father. 

South Dakota — Lyle Hare, 'og, who was married last August, is medical 
examiner for the Homestake Mining Co., at Lead, S. Dak. 

Northwestern — Elmer San ford Albritton, '07, is superintendent of agents of 
the Minnesota Mutual Life Insurance Company at St. Paul, Minn. 

U. of IVashington — Robert G. Denney, *I2, and Miss Lita Burch, ex-*i2, 
were married at Seattle on June 12, after the college commencement. 

Miami — Harold B. Hitchcock, '10, is managing editor of the Catalogue 
Department of the Hamilton Republican News Co., Hamilton, Ohio. 

U. of Washington — Walter C. Wagner, '06, of the University engineering 
faculty, was wedded to Miss £thel Weaver, ex-' 13, at Seattle on May 4. 

Chicago — Brother and Mrs. William Burton Wallis, '06, of Waterloo, la., 
have a little girl. Miss Helen Virginia Wallis was born on April 18, 1912. 

Wisconsin — William H. Mann, '97, has returned to Chicago. He is with 
the Street Railway Advertising Company, 1740 First National Bank Building. 

California — Prof. Samuel B. Christy, '74, has been re-elected corresponding 
member of the council of the institution of Mining and Metallurgy in London. 

Brown — Professor T. M. Phelteplace, '99, and wife are receiving congratula- 
tions upon the birth of a son, Thurston Mason Phelteplace, Jr., April 27, 19 12. 

Texas — Herbert Key, '09, is now practising attorney in Marshall, Texas, 
and has the distinction of being President of the Business League of that place. 

Washington State — I-^ren Grinstead, '06, played a prominent part at the 
Republican State Convention at Aberdeen, being a leader of the Roosevelt 

California — R. E. A. Hanna, '00, until recently American consul at Iqui- 
que, Chile, has been transferred to Georgetown, British Guiana, where he is 

Texas — T. Hampton Downs, '13, has formed a law partnership in San 
Benito, Texas, which is one of the thriving cities in the southern portion of 
the State. 

Texas — John H. Picton, Jr., '14, is now holding a responsible position with 
a large dredging and jetty construction company with headquarters at Rock- 
port, Texas. 

Chicago — Brother Geo. D. Parkinson was recently elected treasurer of the 
Reynolds Club. He has also been elected captain of the Gymnastic Team for 
the coming year. 

Chicago — John L. Schruth, '09, was married thisr spring and he and his 
bride passed through Chicago on their honeymoon. Their ifuture home is to 
be in Fargo, N. Dak. 

Lafayette — William M. Smith, '03, who has been instructor in mathematics 
at Lafayette, has accepted the chair of assistant professor of mathematics in 
the University of Oregon. 

Washington State — Daniel Millett, '04, was married to Miss Ruth Dickson 
in Chehalis, December 22. Millett, ex-'o6, was groomsman and James Urqu- 
hart, ex-*04, was an usher. 

DePauw — The Rev. Chesteen Smith, '93, who has been pastor of First M. E. 
church at Anderson, Ind., has accepted a call to the Howard Memorial M. £. 
church in Kansas City, Mo. 

University of California — Irving G. Markwart, '10, has recently come to 
Chicago as a representative of the E. Clemens Horst Company, with offices at 
830 First National Bank Bldg. 


University of Virginia — Charles P. Stearns, '04, has been admitted to 
practice law in the District of Columbia; he graduated from Georgetown Uni- 
versity Law School in June, 191 2. 

Amherst — D. F. Cass, '12, is now western editor of the Boot and Shoe 
Recorder and special correspondent for the Hardwood Record. His address 
is 19 South 5th Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Illinois — A. P. Holbrook, Jr., *I4, is with the Corn Exchange National 
Bank. He was one of a good representation of Illinois Eta men at the 
Founders' Day Banquet at Chicago. 

Brown — Freeman Putney, Jr., '99, had a story entitled "Sweet Emmeline" 
in the Cavalier for March, 16, and one line entitled "A Husband for Hester" 
in the same magazine for March 23. 

South Dakota — ^T. H. Elmore, '07, and E. B. Elmore, '09, have recently 
come to Chicago. They are living at 4201 Berkeley Ave. Brother E. B. 
Elmore is with Marshall, Field & Co. 

Washington State — The marriage of Chester Paulsen, ex-* 12, and Miss 
Rosella Mohr, Gamma Phi Beta, was solemnized in Spokane Thanksgiving 
evening. George Mohr attended the groom. 

Chicago — D. S. Stophlet, ex-*ii, took his degree with the class of 1912 of 
the University of Chicago and is now connected with the Sales department of 
W. S. Dickey Clay Mfg. Co. of Kansas City, Mo. 

Texas — In the month of July, the alumni of the law department of the 
University of Texas gave an elaborate banquet in San Antonio. Robert Watkin, 
'07, had charge of the arrangements for the banquet. 

Washington and Jefferson — Samuel D. Foster, '03, of Pittsburgh, Battalion 
Adjutant of the Eighteenth Infantry of National Guards, was appointed to 
be Lieutenant Colonel and aide-de-camp to the Governor. 

Columbia — Harold C. Penfield, '12, and Anna Cathryn Bullwinkel, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Bullwinkel of New York, were married on June 19th 
in St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church, New York City. 

Chicago — Paul P. Rohns, '09, has resigned his position with Frederick 
Stearns & Co., Manufacturing Chemists, Detroit, Mich., to take the active 
management of The Hill Crest Orchards, at Empire, Mich. 

Dartmouth — George E. Liscomb, *07, formerly secretary of the Chicago 
Alumni Club and later with the Battle Creek, Michigan Journal and News is 
now business manager of the Democrat and Leader of Davenport, la. 

Brown — Arthur M. McCrillis, '97, who has been in the flour brokerage 
business is now connected with The Telegraphone Sales Company of Provi- 
dence, R. I., which is introducing a newly perfected device for office use in 

California — Dr. George F. Reinhardt, professor of hygiene at the university 
and university physician attended the American Medical Association at Atlantic 
City in June and spent some time visiting hospitals in New York City and 
other coast cities. 

Columbia — Lieut. Donald Armstrong, U. S. A., '09, and Miss Frances Rich- 
ard Newcomb, daughter of Col. and Mrs. Warren Putnam Newcomb, were 
married August 22, iqi2, at Pittsfield, Mass. Lieut. Armstrong's brother 
Francis Armstrong, *I2, was best man. 

Chicago — Oliver B. Wyman, '04, who is practicing law in San Francisco, 
Cal., is associated with Gavin McNab one of the best known and ablest law- 
yers of the Pacific metropolis. Just now Brother Wyman has charge of much of 
the legal work of the Panama Exposition Company. 

Purdue — Charles W. Brown, '94, commissioner of public property in Jack- 
sonville, 111., was murdered May 25, 191 2, by Ambrose Harley, former Chief 


of police. The motive is said to have been a grudge caused by ejectment from 
office. Brother Brown was a charter member of Indiana Theta. 

Nebraska — Herbert Johnson, '03, cartoonist for the Philadelphia North 
American, has recently become associated with the Curtis Publishing Company 
of Philadelphia and is drawing for The Country Gentleman, one of the three 
popular publications of that Company. Brother Johnson's cartoons are one of 
the leading features of that magazine. 

U, of Washington — ^The engagements have been announced of Will J. 
Coyle, '12, to Miss Minnie Dalby, a sister of David Dalby, ex-'o6, and Edwin 
Dalby, '08; of Ezra Osborne, ex-' 14, and Miss Esther Cline, of Seattle; and 
of Herbert A. Cooley, ex-' 12, to Miss Lura Pendleton, both of Everett, Wash. 
The marriages will be solemnized this fall. 

Ohio University — Carl D. Sheppard, '01, graduated in Law at George Wash- 
ington University in June, 191 2, taking the Ohio State and District of Columbia 
Bar examinations shortly after, passing both. He is a member of the G. W. U. 
Chapter of Phi Delta Phi, of which Edgar F. Baumgartner, Lehigh, '11, and 
Edward Stafford, Dartmouth, '11, are also members. 

Knox — "The Pearl Maiden," the comic opera, the music of which was the 
work of Harry R. Auracher, '97, was recently the attraction for several weeks 
at the Colonial Theater, Chicago. Another Phi, Earl C. Anthony, California 
'05, was one of the authors of the book of this opera, his co-worker being 
Arthur F. Kales another University of California man. 

Michigan — John Wesley Judson, '01, has recently joined the forces of the 
Chicago office of the Butterick Publishing Co. Brother Judson solicits adver- 
tising in the western territory for the Butterick Fashion Quarterlies. He was 
formerly in charge of the advertising department of the Chicago office of Harper 
Bros. His new office is in the First National Bank Building. 

Northwestern — Frank J. R. Mitchell, '96, who is now a resident of Santo 
Domingo writes that he is sending his family to the States and that they will 
spend the summer at Spring Lake, Michigan. His present plan is to return 
himself in September spending the time until Thanksgiving in various parts 
of the United States but mostly in and near Chicago. Brother Mitchell volun- 
teers to render his valuable assistance to the Convention Committee after his 
arrival in Chicago. 

Vanderbilt — The Government Printing Office has printed a report on the 
strike of miners in Western Pennsylvania in 1910-11, the most serious strike 
that ever took place in the bituminous field in that state. It is a pamphlet of 
255 pages, and was issued as House Document No. 847, 63d Congress, 2d 
Session. A prefatory note states : "Practically the entire investigation has 
been carried on by Mr. Walter B. Palmer, '80, of the Bureau of Labor, and 
the text of the report has been prepared by him." 

Amherst — Thomas S. Cooke, '11, of Whiting, Ind, was married on April 
9th to Miss Clara Jeanette Thieme, Smith College, '10, the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. John A. Thieme, at the home of the bride's parents in Fort Wayne, Ind. 
A S. Gormley, '11, and D. F. Cass, 12, both also of Massachusetts Beta, and 
Raymond Storer, '09, Wisconsin Alpha, acted as ushers at the event. Brother 
and Mrs. Cooke will move into their new home after June ist at Whiting, Ind., 
where the former is special chemist for the Standard Oil Company. 

Purdue — J. Clifford Turpin, '08, the noted aviator, met with a most distress- 
ing accident on May 30, 1912, at Seattle, Wash., when before a huge crowd in 
striving to avoid an amateur photographer crossing his starting field, he struck 
a corner of a pavilion and dashed full tilt into the crowd before the grand- 
stand. One man was instantly killed by the machine's flying propellor and a 
score of spectators injured. Turpin himself was badly hurt but has since 
fully recovered. No blame whatever attached to Brother Turpin as the acci- 
dent was entirely unavoidable. 


Miami — An article by Edwin Emerson, '89, appears in The Independent for 
August 1. It is entitled "Mexican Bandits at Close View," and is preceded by 
an editorial note which says: "Mr. Emerson was a member of the Rough 
Riders in the Spanish- American War, took part in the Columbian- Venezuelan 
War in igoi as Venezuelan Colonel of Volunteers, and was decorated by Presi- 
dent Castro with the Order of Boliver for gallantry in action. He was also 
war correspondent in Manchura during the Russo-Japanese War, and has 
written much on military affairs." 

Vanderhilt *g4 — G. R. Baskerville (Ph.D. Chicago), who has been for some 
years in the department of English at the University of Texas, has been called 
to the University of Chicago. He is instructor in English. His work is en- 
tirely in the senior college and graduate department. He will probably do work 
especially in Elizabethan literature. Dr. Baskerville has done some magnificent 
work in his special lines in the last five years. Recent issues of the New Vork 
Evening Post and Nation contain a two column review of a book by him en- 
titled "English Elements in Jonson's Early Comedy", published as Bulletin 
178 by the University of Texas. 


Items of news suitable for this department should be sent direct to the Assistant 

Editor, instead of being included in chapter letter. 

Z 4f has revived at Columbia. 

The latest at the University of Washington is A S 4», which now has 10 

♦ PA has entered the University of Colorado. It already had a chapter at 
Colorado College. 

O A X has entered Colgate, where the other fraternities are A K E, B II, 
♦ K 4^, * P A and A T. 

2 X has entered Trinity College, where North Carolina Alpha of 4> A 
was formerly established. 

Z X has entered Oklahoma, where the other fraternities are Ben, 2 A E, 
K 2, 2 N and Southern K A. 

The eight fraternities at Dickinson have agreed to hold their meetings on 
the same night in the week to avoid conflicts with other collegiate affairs. 

New sorority chapters: A S A at Iowa and Nebraska; A A 4> at Kansas, 
K A 9 at South Dakota, K A at Trinity (N. C.) and A A A at James Millikin 

2 ♦ E has entered Wooster, where the other fraternities are B 6 11, * P A, 
A T A, A T n and 2 X. The charter of the 4» A 6 chapter there was surrendered 
fifteen years ago. 

OAX has withdrawn from Boston University, on account of the fewness 
of male students in the arts department. The only remaining fraternities are 
Ben and 2 A E. 

The 2 N Delta for May contains a letter from its parent chapter at Virginia 
Military Institute. We understand that other fraternities besides 2 N are 
running sub rosa there. 

The faculty of the University of Washington has compelled ATA and 
SA £ to vacate their houses there, because of their nearness to sorority houses, 
the 2 A E house within a few feet. 


of police. The motive is said to have been a grudge caused by ejectment from 
office. Brother Brown was a charter member of Indiana Theta. 

Nebraska — Herbert Johnson, '03, cartoonist for the Philadelphia North 
American, has recently become associated with the Curtis Publishing Company 
of Philadelphia and is drawing for The Country Gentleman, one of the three 
popular publications of that Company. Brother Johnson's cartoons are one of 
the leading features of that magazine. 

U. of Washington — ^The engagements have been announced of Will J. 
Coyle, '12, to Miss Minnie Dalby, a sister of David Dalby, ex-'o6, and Edwin 
Dalby, '08; of Ezra Osborne, ex-* 14, and Miss Esther Cline, of Seattle; and 
of Herbert A. Cooley, ex-' 12, to Miss Lura Pendleton, both of Everett, Wash. 
The marriages will be solemnized this fall. 

Ohio University — Carl D. Sheppard, '01, graduated in Law at George Wash- 
ington University in June, 19 12, taking the Ohio State and District of Columbia 
Bar examinations shortly after, passing both. He is a member of the G. W. U. 
Chapter of Phi Delta Phi, of which Edgar F. Baumgartner, Lehigh, '11, and 
Edward Stafford, Dartmouth, '11, are also members. 

Knox — "The Pearl Maiden," the comic opera, the music of which was the 
work of Harry R. Auracher, '97, was recently the attraction for several weeks 
at the Colonial Theater, Chicago. Another Phi, Earl C. Anthony, California 
'05, was one of the authors of the book of this opera, his co-worker being 
Arthur F. Kales another University of California man. 

Michigan — John Wesley Judson, '01, has recently joined the forces of the 
Chicago office of the Butterick Publishing Co. Brother Judson solicits adver- 
tising in the western territory for the Butterick Fashion Quarterlies. He was 
formerly in charge of the advertising department of the Chicago office of Harper 
Bros. His new office is in the First National Bank Building. 

Northwestern — Frank J. R. Mitchell, '96, who is now a resident of Santo 
Domingo writes that he is sending his family to the States and that they will 
spend the summer at Spring Lake, Michigan. His present plan is to return 
himself in September spending the time until Thanksgiving in various parts 
of the United States but mostly in and near Chicago. Brother Mitchell volun- 
teers to render his valuable assistance to the Convention Committee after his 
arrival in Chicago. 

Vanderhilt — The Government Printing Office has printed a report on the 
strike of miners in Western Pennsylvania in 1910-11, the most serious strike 
that ever took place in the bituminous field in that state. It is a pamphlet of 
255 pages, and was issued as House Document No. 847, 63d Congress, 2d 
Session. A prefatory note states : "Practically the entire investigation has 
been carried on by Mr. Walter B. Palmer, '80, of the Bureau of Labor, and 
the text of the report has been prepared by him." 

Amherst — Thomas S. Cooke, '11, of Whiting, Ind, was married on April 
9th to Miss Clara Jeanette Thieme, Smith College, '10, the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. John A. Thieme, at the home of the bride's parents in Fort Wayne, Ind. 
A S. Gormley, '11, and D. F. Cass, 12, both also of Massachusetts Beta, and 
Raymond Storer, '09, Wisconsin Alpha, acted as ushers at the event. Brother 
and Mrs. Cooke will move into their new home after June ist at Whiting, Ind., 
where the former is special chemist for the Standard Oil Company. 

Purdue — J. Clifford Turpin, '08, the noted aviator, met with a most distress- 
ing accident on May 30, 1912, at Seattle, Wash., when before a huge crowd in 
striving to avoid an amateur photographer crossing his starting field, he struck 
a corner of a pavilion and dashed full tilt into the crowd before the grand- 
stand. One man was instantly killed by the machine's flying propellor and a 
score of spectators injured. Turpin himself was badly hurt but has since 
fully recovered. No blame whatever attached to Brother Turpin as the acci- 
dent was entirely unavoidable. 


Miami — An article by Edwin Emerson, '89, appears in The Independent for 
August I. It is entitled "Mexican Bandits at Close View/' and is preceded by 
an editorial note w^hich says : "Mr. Emerson was a member of the Rough 
Riders in the Spanish- American War, took part in the Columbian- Venezuelan 
War in iqoi as Venezuelan Colonel of Volunteers, and was decorated by Presi- 
dent Castro with the Order of Boliver for gallantry in action. He was also 
war correspondent in Manchura during the Russo-Japanese War, and has 
written much on military affairs." 

Vanderbilt *g4 — G. R. Baskerville (Ph.D. Chicago), who has been for some 
years in the department of English at the University of Texas, has been called 
to the University of Chicago. He is instructor in English. His work is en- 
tirely in the senior college and graduate department. He will probably do work 
especially in Elizabethan literature. Dr. Baskerville has done some magnificent 
work in his special lines in the last five years. Recent issues of the Xew York 
Evening Post and Nation contain a two column review of a book by him en- 
titled "English Elements in Jonson*s Early Comedy", published as Bulletin 
178 by the University of Texas. 


Items of news suitable for this department should be sent direct to the Assistant 

Editor^ instead of being included in chapter letter. 

Z 4r has revived at Columbia. 

The latest at the University of Washington is A S 4», which now has 10 

*r^ has entered the University of Colorado. It already had a chapter at 
Colorado College. 

6 A X has entered Colgate, where the other fraternities are A K E, BO 11, 
* K 4^, * r A and A T. 

2 X has entered Trinity College, where North Carolina Alpha of * A 9 
was formerly established. 

2 X has entered Oklahoma, where the other fraternities are B 6 II, 2 A E, 
K 2, 2 N and Southern K A. 

The eight fraternities at Dickinson have agreed to hold their meetings on 
the same night in the week to avoid conflicts with other collegiate affairs. 

New sorority chapters: A a A at Iowa and Nebraska; A A ^ at Kansas, 
K A e at South Dakota, K A at Trinity (N. C.) and A A A at James Millikin 

2 * E has entered Wooster, where the other fraternities are B G 11, * F A, 
A T A, A T n and 2 X. The charter of the 4> A chapter there was surrendered 
fifteen years ago. 

8 AX has withdrawn from Boston University, on account of the fewness 
of male students in the arts department. The only remaining fraternities are 
B e n and 2 A E. 

The 2 N Delta for May contains a letter from its parent chapter at Virginia 
Military Institute. We understand that other fraternities besides 2 N are 
running sub rosa there. 

The faculty of the University of Washington has compelled ATA and 
2)A E to vacate their houses there, because of their nearness to sorority houses, 
the 2 A E house within a few feet. 


The Brief of *A* pays five cents each for alumni notes contributed by 
undergraduates. The scheme does not appear to be an expensive one, as the 
editor confesses the offer cost him just a nickel for the December issue. — *K 4^ 

The chapters of B 6 11 at Virginia, Ohio, Kansas and Iowa State have 
recently acquired houses, and the chapters at Illinois and Missouri are build- 
ing. This gives B 6 11 the largest number of chapter houses owned by any 

A rule is now in effect in our chapter and will hold until after the first term 
examinations, by which no man who is reported as below grade in any of his 
subjects shall leave the house after nine o'clock on week evenings. — Westminster 
correspondence, Beta Theta Pi. 

9S, the scientific fraternity, has recently entered the University of Iowa, 
University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Institute of Technology (formerly 
Carnegie Technical Schools, at Pittsburgh). At the latter it is the only 
chaptered fraternity, but there are two locals, Z T and Z P. 

The A T ft Palm says that three years were required to prepare the Manual 
of A T O published last year. But the Palm says there is a "crying need for a 
larger, authoritative and comprehensive history of the fraternity," similar to 
the "monumental history of 4» A O," and a committee of three is collecting 
material for such a w^ork. 

Every year since the last (1905) edition of "Baird*s Manual of American 
College Fraternities" was issued. The Scroll has published a list of fraternity 
chapters established and suspended since that book was published. This 
feature is omitted this year, because it is announced that a new edition of the 
book will be out this month. 

The California chapter of 2 A E has set aside Thursday of each week 
when men of the different fraternities and prominent non-fraternity men may 
be invited to lunch. The Vanderbilt correspondent of the Beta Theta /'i, writes : 
"At Vanderbilt there is no influence which fosters so much good interfraternity 
feeling as the dances. It is an unheard of thing for a fraternity to have a 
dance without having from twelve to fifteen representatives from other frater- 

K 2) has offered a silver cup "as an incentive to improvement in scholarship 
to that chaoier in each district which shall lead in scholastic standing." The 
fraternity has been redistricted and seventeen cups are to be given. As a 
stimulus to scholarship A T U issues a certificate of honor to its members for 
election to the honorary fraternities, for excellence in debate, for excellence in 
oratory and for a magna cum laitde degree. The Colorado alumni association 
of A T n has established a fund by means of which a set of books will be 
awarded to any member of the Boulder chapter who is elected to * B K or S £. 
The alumni of the fraternities in Westminster have offered a cup to the chapter 
standing highest in scholarship, the cup to be awarded each year. The Chicago 
alumni of A T have inaugurated a custom of presenting keys to the leaders in 
scholarship in both the Northwestern and Chicago chapters. The keys are 
reproductions of the keys worn by the founders of the fraternity. 

The 2X Quarterly makes the following statement about the endowment 
fund of Z X, which was established to make loans to chapters to aid them in 
acquiring houses. 

About 1898, the endowment fund was established by the then grand quaestor. 
Joseph C. Nate. About $12,500 was raised by voluntary contributions from alumni as 
a beginning. To this amount is added each year $2.50 from each initiate and contribu- 
tions of $2.50 each from all members who have been out of college one and two years. 
These latter contributions are in the form of notes signed by such members when they 
were initiated. Every member who knows himself to be indebted on such obligations 
is urgently requested to remit to the grand quaestor the amount due. 


A T has a summer camp every year on the shore of Lake George, near 
enough several hotels for the campers to enjoy dancing and other amusements. 
In 191 1 there were 30 campers, representing 14 chapters. This year the camp 
opened on July 20 and closed on Labor Day, September 2. The A T Quarterly 

When it has been found feasible for some interested alumni to back a camp on 
Lake George, why can not the chapters in the middle western states find some at* 
tractive spot, located on one of the beautiful lakes which abound in Michigan, Wis- 
consin or Minnesota? In time we may be able to see a chain of Delta U. camps 
sprinkled across the country. 

The biennial convention of ^K^ met, June 26-28, at the Hotel La Salle 
(where the ^A6 convention will meet on December 30). The attendance was 
532. The charter of the chapter at Brooklyn Polytechnic was withdrawn, 
because of prospects of the institute's growth "failing to be realized." A 
charter was granted for a chapter at Pennsylvania State. $ K ^ makes the 
thirteenth fraternity in the college and there are four locals there petitioning 
fraternities for charters. *K^ now has ten chapters in the State of Penn- 
sylvania — ^more than any other fraternity has in any State. The convention 
authorized "the executive committee to appoint an assistant secretary, who may 
be a traveling secretary," ordered the immediate publication of a new song 
book, and decided not to change the fraternity colors. $ K ^ has had an 
alumni club at Harvard and has just chartered one at Yale. 

2X entered the University of North Dakota in 1909, and is still the only 

general fraternity for men there. It purchased a house there last year. The 

legal fraternity ^AA entered two years ago, and the legal fraternity ^A^ 

entered last year. There are also another legal fraternity, a medical fraternity, 

and A S P, a national honorary fraternity for those who have represented the 

university in oratory or debate. The national sororities A ^ and K A 9 entered 

last year. There are also three local fraternities for men — the 'Varsity Bachelor 

Club, founded in 1902 ; A K Z, organized in 1908 ; and Synergoi, organized 

in 19 10. The following is clipped from the Kappa Alpha Theia: 

At the University of North Dakota there was a strong feeling against fraternities, 
which has only been changed in recent years, when a broader view, recognizing the 
benefit which fraternities may bring to an institution, has been taken. There are per- 
haps fewer fraternities here than in many universities of our rank; eleven, of which 
five are national. However this is a splendid field for fraternities as there are no 
nniversities nearer than Montana and Minnesota. 

The first fraternity, founded in 1902, was the 'Varsity Bachelor Club. As can be 
guessed from the name, it was organized half in earnest, half in jest; but it has 
established itself on such a firm basis that it is now one of the strong factors in student 
life. Its twenty room house is one of the most attractive buildings on the campus. 


The chapters of the fraternity would accomplish more if their members had 
a clear understanding of what there is for them to do. When one considers 
the many details of chapter life it is remarkable so little initiative is shown. 
For instance, how many of your alumni subscribe to The Record? Has the 
chapter a library? Are the files of the fraternity magazines bound and prop- 
erly cared for? Do you need furniture and chapter equipment? Have you a 
chronicler who is keeping up his work? Is your chapter in debt? Is the 
steward making money for the chapter? Are the members of the chapter do- 
ing their duty to the college? Is their scholastic standing creditable to the 
fraternity? And have you a chapter house? The foregoing is a small list of 
possible activities. Every chapter can find something to do. Why not adopt 
*Keep Busy' as the chapter slogan?" — S A E Record, 



The unpalatable truth is sometimes forced home on an editorial staff that 
very few subscribers really read the magazine. The contributor usually turns 
the pages hurriedly until he finds his own article, and reads it critically with 
a view to misprints and its general effect in type. The rest of the magazine he 
runs through in search of some article of especial interest, or closes the book 
until some more convenient day. The non -contributor follows much the same 
course, with the exception that he may reach the chapter letter from his own 
chapter, or the personal notes, before he finds anything which holds his atten- 
tion long enough to interest him in the substance of the article. Some read 
the body of the magazine attentively, and find all the chapter letters of interest, 
but close the reading with the page first in front of the exchanges and college 
notes. Much time has been spent upon the preparation of material which is 
calculated to be of profit and interest to fraternity circles at large, probably 
to our own in particular. Much of our apparent disinterestedness is merely 
ignorance of the workings of fraterniries aside from our own college. The 
exchanges from other magazines are copied especially to give us an insight into 
the doings of our fellow organizations in Greekdom, and into the policies of 
other colleges. Be a consistent reader of your magazine. You will find your 
fraternity a vital power of which you did not conceive before. — Z T A Themis 


A memorial window was accepted in honor of the late Frank Norris, nov- 
elist, and member during his lifetime of the fraternity, on the occasion of the 
annual "pig dinner" at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house Saturday night. 
A memorial chair to Norris, the gift of Bishop Morgan of San Francisco, was 
also accepted. 

The dinner celebrated the occupancy by the fraternity of its new house on 
Bancroft Way, above Bowditch street. Alumni members attended from all over 
the state as well as the entire chapter from Stanford. 

Twenty years ago Saturday Charter day, Frank Norris, then a student of 
the university, captured a pig in the Berkeley hills and returned with it in 
triumph to the fraternity house. It formed the piece de resistance of the meal 
that evening. Ever since, the "pig dinner" has been an annual event on 
March 23, both here and with chapters of Phi Gamma Delta in all other uni- 

The memorial window to Norris, which is to be installed in the new fra- 
ternity house, is the gift of his mother, Mrs. Gertrude Norris of San Francisco, 
and was made in England at a cost of $800. It depicts a scene from "The 
Octopus,"tone of Norris's best known novels. A feature of Saturday night's 
"pig dinner" was the reading of "The Exile's Toast," written by Norris in 
1900, in response to a request from the California chapter while he w^as in 
New York. 

The new Phi Gamma Delta house cost upwards of $35,000, and adjoins the 
older residence of the fraternity which was at Bancroft and Bowditch. It is 
one of the finest fraternity houses about the campus. Members of the frater- 
nity will occupy it in a fortnight. — Daily Gazette, Berkeley, Cal., March 25, 
19 1 2. 



The IJniversity of California baseball team defeated the Chinese team of 
Honolalu, 4 to 3. 

All men who have for two years represented Purdue in athletics will here- 
after be given gold medals. 

A dormitory consisting of two, three, four, and five-room apartments for 
married students, their wives, and families is the latest innovation at Chicago. 

Washburn College, Topeka, Kansas, and called the "Dartmouth of the west," 
has increased in attendance until 1500 students are matriculated there this 
year.— 2 N Delia. 

Stanford has received from Thomas W. Stanford of Melbourne, Australia, 
$50,cxx> to found a chair of spiritualism, the Catholic University of Washington 
ha^ received $25,000 for a chair to oppose the doctrines of socialism. 

The honor system in examinations is rapidly gaining ground. By a vote 
of nearly 3 to i, it has been adopted by the students of the University of Ken- 
tucky, and, by a vote of over 4 to i, by the students in Sheffield Scientific 
School. A new honor system adopted at the University of Minnesota, unlike 
the one formerly in force, includes the freshman and sophomore classes. 

Beginning October i, the Ryder Divinity School (Universalist), now at 
Galesburg, 111., will be conducted in Chicago under an arrangement of co- 
operation with the University of Chicago. The divinity school is organized as 
a divinity house of the university, with the usual privileges of attendance in 
university classes. Rev. Lewis B. Fisher, D.D., now president of the school, 
will continue as dean and head of the house, and will give instruction in the 
particular tenets of the Universalist Church. 

The University of Chicago, founded in 189 1, has recently adopted a coat- 
of-arms. On the upper third of the escutcheon is an open book bearing the 
inscription **Crescai scientia ; vita excolatur,'' which may be liberally rendered, 
"Let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched." 
The lower two-thirds of the shield displays the phoenix, referring to the city 
of Chicago, which rose from its ashes after the great fire in 187 1, and also to 
the first University of Chicago, which existed from i8S7 to 1886. 

Plans are well under way for the appropriate celebration of the one hundred 
and fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Brown University. The college 
was established in 1764, and October, 1914, has been chosen for the anniversary 
exercises. Every important institution in America and Europe will be invited 
to send delegates. The spectacular side of the celebration is to include a 
pageant in which the university will seek to represent the varied history of the 
State of Rhode Island. The history of the university, which is being prepared 
by Professor Bronson, will be published before the anniversary, and the new 
edition of the historical catalogue will be ready for distribution. 

Two or three years ago the president of the Carnegie fund for the pensioning 
of teachers criticised the extent to which colleges accepted students who failed to 
pass some of their entrance examinations. The figures as to Yale's freshman 
class published by Dean Jones indicate that there has been little if any change. 
Of the class of '15, numbering 348, only 128 were admitted without condition. 
(Xily a little more than one in every three students accepted could pass all of 
the entrance examinations. Probably the situation elsewhere is no different 
from that at Yale. It was general when President Pritchett prepared his re- 
port, and apparently his criticisms have borne little fruit. — Xeio York Tribune. 

The University of the South has received an addition of $150,000 to its 
endowment from J. Pierpont Morgan. Fearing that relatives might attempt 
to contest his will, John Armstrong Chaloner ha* conveyed his entire property. 



estimated to be worth $x,5oo,ooo» to the Virginia Trust Company, naming the 
University of Virginia and the University of North Carolina as residuary 
legatees^ while nine other institutions will receive $10,000 each, including 
Columbia University, University of South Carolina, College of Charleston, 
Clemsen College, North Carolina A. and M. College, V. M. I. and V. P. I. 
Control of the property is retained by Mr. Chaloner during his life, and the 
right to vote stock, but he agrees not to encumber any of the real estate or 
hypothecate any of the securities except for the permanent improvement of 
his Merry Mills property or his New York estate. 

The general catalogue of the alunmi of Dartmouth College has just appeared, 
the first since 1900. Dean Emerson is editor of this volume, which includes 
several new features. Academic, civil, and military records and vital statistics 
of the entire body of alumni are given. A geographical list arranging all 
alumni and recipients of honorary degrees by countries, states, and towns in 
alphabetical order is an important addition, as is also the list of non-graduates. 
Statistical tables also show the distribution by states and cities, occupation, and 
learned professions. Since the foundation of the college, 11,902 degrees have 
been granted to 10,334 different men. These are divided as follows : Bachelor 
degrees, 8,002; advanced degrees, 97; Medical School, 2,152; Thayer School of 
Civil Engineering, 236; Tuck School of Administration and Finance, 61, and 
honorary degrees, 1,254. The number of living and dead is almost the same, 
5,160 and 5,174, respectively. 

Stanford and Indiana have recently added courses in journalism, the latter 
also a course in dramatic art. Purdue has established a poultry department. 
Pennsylvania State has added a course in milling engineering. Syracuse has 
abolished the Ph.B. degree and added a four-year course in industrial engineer- 
ing and a course to prepare teachers of agriculture. The engineering students 
of the University of Pittsburgh will have their year divided into four terms. 
Three of these will be spent at the university and the fourth in practical work 
in industrial establishments in Pittsburgh and vicinity, co-operating with the 
university. This plan is already in successful operation at the University of 
Cincinnati. At the recent commencement exercises and presentation of new 
buildings at the University of Cincinnati, President Dabney delivered his an- 
nual statement, in which he said: 

The distinguishing features of this occasion are the celebration of the opening ot 
the engineering building, gymnasium, and Carson field, and the graduation ot the first 
classes from the co-operative engineering course. No new undertaking in education has 
received more universal approval than this course, planned and worked out by our own 
College with the co-operation of the manufacturers of Cincinnati. Its complete suc- 
cess, proved here by the presence of these first graduates, is a matter of the greatest 

Announcement has been made at the University of Chicago of a new system 
of retiring allowances for professors or their widows. A fund of $2,500,000 
taken ffom the $10,000,000 Rockefeller gift of 1910 has been set aside for this 
purpose. This pension system will grant to men who have attained the rank 
of assistant professor or higher, and who have reached the age of 65 and have 
served 15 years or more in the institution, 40 per cent of their salary and an 
additional 2 per cent for each year's service over 15. The plan also provides 
that at the age of 70 a man shall be retired unless the board of trustees specially 
continues his services. The widow of any professor entitled to the retiring 
allowance shall receive one-half the amount due him, provided she has been his 
wife for ten years. Because the University of Chicago has a provision in its 
charter giving Baptists a certain preference in its board, it cannot receive ad- 
vantage from the Carnegie Foundation ; but the last gift of $10,000,000 from 
Mr. Rockefeller allows it to do its own pensioning. 

The Harper Memorial Library at Chicago was dedicated with imposing 
ceremonies in June. New buildings will be erected at a cost of over $1,000,000— 
one for the departments of geology and geography, to cost $300,000; one for 


the classical departments, to cost $225,000; a $300,000 gymnasium for women, 
and a $200,000 cement grandstand and wall on Marshall Field. The grand 
stand will be completed this fall and the other structures within two years. 
Cornell has a new athletic field, containing 60 acres, and graded at a cost of 
$80,000. It is to have a stadium that will seat 7,000 people. The first section, 
seating 2,600, has been completed. Rapid progress is being made in restoring 
the $3,000,000 church on the Stanford campus which was so seriously injured 
by earthquake six years ago. Amherst has a new dormitory. Washburn has 
a new $75,000 gymnasium. Oklahoma has a new $300,000 administration build- 
ing. Syracuse is spending $75,000 on the erection of a dispensary. An audi- 
torium and a new dormitory are being built at Williams. A $100,000 library 
building is being erected at Purdue. A new dormitory and a new medical 
building are being erected at North Carolina. A $100,000 building for the 
law college is being erected at Nebraska. 


The nomination of Woodrow Wilson, a graduate of Princeton, of President 
Taft, who is a graduate of Yale, and of Theodore Roosevelt, who was graduated 
from Harvard, calls attention to the prominence of college-bred men in political 
life. Of the twenty-six men who have filled the presidential chair, seventeen 
have been college graduates. Harvard and William and Mary lead the list, 
each having contributed three Presidents from among her sons. John Adams, 
John Quincy Adams and Theodore Roosevelt all were graduated from the 
famous New England institution, and Jefferson, Monroe and Tyler owned the 
Virginia college as their alma mater. Yale and Princeton have each had but 
one graduate who became President — Taft of Yale and James Madison of 

The following colleges have each given one alumnus to the presidency : . 

Hampden-Sidney College (Virginia), William Henry Harrison; University 
of North Carolina, Polk ; Bowdoin, Pierce ; Dickinson College, Buchanan ; West 
Point Military Academy, Grant; Kenyon College (Ohio), Hayes; Williams 
College, Garfield; Union College, Arthur; Miami University, Benjamin Harri- 

Of the 500 principal institutions of higher education in the United States 
thirteen have graduated men who became Presidents. 

The Presidents who never attended college were Washington, Jackson, Van 
Buren, Taylor, Fillmore, Lincoln, Johnson, Cleveland and McKinley. 


News of interesting events, occurring after chapter letters have been forwarded^ 
and as late as the 20th or 25th of the month preceding the month of publication, should 
be forwarded promptly, to appear in this department. 

Unlike ordinary magazines. The Scroll cannot afford a new cover for each 
issue. Its last cover has been used since 1904, and might have been used 
several years longer, but we were informed by the printers that the plate was 
so worn that only with difficulty could they get a good impression from it. 
The new design which appears on this issue was suggested by the assistant 
editor, and was drawn by Brother Ralph J. Williams, Knox, '97. We hope that 
the design will be considered appropriate, and we feel sure that the classical 
lines, the excellent drawing and the close attention to details will be much ad- 
mired. Brother W'illiams is an architectural draftsman in the War Department, 
and for many years has been the very efficient secretary of the Washington 
alumni club, and his apartment has been the frequent gathering place informally 
of Phis in the national capital. He has wonderful skill with a pen, as is shown 
by exquisite drawings he has made in the style of ancient illuminated manu- 


scripts. For his artistic work on the new cover Phi Delta Theta will be under 

lasting obligations, and we assure him of the full appreciation of the Fraternity. 

At his request, the original drawing has been presented to his chapter, Illinois 

Delta, in which he continues to evince a deep interest. The table of contents 

has been preserved in the new design ; it was a feature of the covers of Volumes 

I and II, published in 1875 and 1876, and of the last two cover designs. The 

new cover also retains the open motto and the figures 184S and 1875, denoting 

respectively the year Phi Delta Theta was founded and die year The Sckoll 

was established. 

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Brother Frank J. R. Mitchell, President of the National Bank of Santo 
Domingo, expects to arrive in New York between September 10 and 15, and 
will proceed at once to Chicago. He is a Past President of the General Coun- 
cil and former editor of The Scroll. A legion of Phis who know him per- 
sonally, and who recognize his very important services to the Fraternity in 
the past will welcome him back to the States. Mrs. Mitchell and the three boys 
returned in July, and spent the summer at the family's summer home at Spring 
Lake, Mich. Brother Mitchell expects to stay several months in this country, 
and every Phi that knows him and that expects to attend the convention hopes 
that he can arrange to remain until after the convention meets. He is the 
author of some of the most constructive legislation that has ever been adopted 
by Phi Delta Theta, and a national convention would be far from complete 
without his genial presence and the suggestions that emanate from his fertile 
brain. While here his address will be Suite 801-3, Number 30 North La Salle 
Street, Chicago. On September 4, Mrs. Mitchell gave birth to a girl at Evans- 
ton, 111. The hearty congratulations of the Fraternity are tendered the mother 

and father. 

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We have a recent letter from Brother Charles B. Gaskill, Oglethorpe, '72, 
of Atlanta, Ga., one of the founders of the Fraternity in the State of Georgia, 
who says that he has been a continuous subscriber since the founding of the 
magazine. He wonders if there are any others. We would be glad to publish 

a list of all such. 

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George William Cone, Richmond, '78, a biographical sketch of whom ap- 
pears in the Chapter Grand pages of the May Scroll, was a subscriber to the 
magazine from the first issue in 1875. About 1900 he sold his complete file 
to that time. Any reader of this who knows to whom he sold it will oblige 
by informing the editor, as complete files, especially of the early issues, are 
very scarce, and it is desired to keep track of them. Brother Cone's son, Mr. 
George Sealy Cone, of Riverton, Va., has presented the fraternity library with 
nearly all of the numbers of The Scroll issued since 1900, and also the follow- 
ing publications which belonged to Brother Cone : Several issues of The Palla- 
dium, 1899-1907; the fraternity catalogue, editions of 1878, 1883 and 1894; 
the fraternity song book, editions of 1876 and 1882 ; the fraternity manual of 
1886, and other publications. 

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An application for a charter for an alumni club at Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 
has been granted to Merrill G. Baker, Dickinson, '04, Lemon L. Smith, Die kin- 
son, '04, George H. Raab, Dickinson, '05, Robert A. Juday, Dickinson, '06, 
Harry G. Cramer, Dickinson, '06, George L. Kress, Dickinson, '07, G. Ralph 
Qark, Allegheny, '08, George E. Jacobs, Jr., Gettysburg, *io, Frank D. Hoerle, 
Pennsylvania State, '12, John C. Cosgrove, Pennsylvania State, *o5, Charles M. 
Kurtz, Dickinson, '07, W. Lloyd Hibbs, Dickinson, '07, and William W. Demp- 
sey, Jr., Pennsylvania State, '14. 


Letters from chapters in the May Scroll show that Founders' Day was 
celebrated by the following chapters: 

Kansas Alpha Pennsylvania Delta 

Nebraska Alpha Pennsylvania Theta 

North Carolina Beta Virginia Gamma 

Pennsylvania Beta Wisconsin Alpha 

Chapter letters and alumni club letters show that the day was celebrated by 
a chapter and an alumni club at each of the following places : 

Colorado Alpha and Denver Maine Alpha and Waterville 

Georgia Delta and Atlanta Missouri Gamma and St. Louii 

Idaho Alpha and Moscow New York Delta and New York 

Illinois Alpha and Beta and Chicago Ohio Gamma and Athens 

Illinois Delta and Zeta and Galesbnrg Ohio Eta and Cleveland 

Indiana Gamma and Indianapolis Ohio Theta and Cincinnati 

Iowa Alpha and Mt. Pleasant Pennsyhrania Gamma and Pittsburgh 

Kentucky Epsilon and Lexington Tennessee Alpha and Nashville 

Louisiana Alpha and New Orleans Washington Alpha and Seattle 

Letters from alumni clubs show that the day was celebrated by the following 

alumni clubs : 

Birmingham Portland 

Los Angeles St. Joseph 

Des Moines Washington 


It appears that, so far as reported, the day was observed by 26 chapters 
and 25 alumni clubs. Doubtless the day was observed by other chapters, but 
mention of it was overlooked by reporters who wrote chapter letters a month 
or more after Founders' Day. It is probable also thar some celebrations by 
alumni clubs were not reported. We hope that Alumni Day on October 15 will 
be widely observed by chapters and clubs. 

Some time ago burglars entered the residence of Theodore J. Hewitt, Ne- 
braska, '03, of Portland, Ore., and among other articles taken was his fra- 
ternity badge, a medium sized pin, sword attached, set with opals and a chip 
diamond and inscribed on the back, "T. J, Hewitt, U. of N. 1903." At the same 
time his Phi Delta Phi badge was also taken. If any one should find any trace 
of either of his badges. Brother Hewitt will be greatly obliged to the finder if 
be would write to him about it. 

Since the publication of an article concerning Knox College in the May, 
191 2 Scroll it has been called to our attention that Columbia University con- 
ferred the degree of LL. D. upon Abraham Lincoln in 186 1. The article stated: 
"No other college can claim equal distinction," and as between the two institu- 
tions, we would state that the only comparison in distinction meant was of 
priority in time. 

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Emory has a unique society, called D. V. S., so secret that its members are 
not allowed to speak its name. It is composed of seven members in each 
senior class, chosen in recognition of their having distinguished themselves 
in classroom work, in the literary societies, in intercollegiate debating, on 
college publications or on athletic teams. D. V. S. was founded in 1902, and 
has had 84 members in the classes from 1902 to 1913 inclusive. Fourteen, or 
an average of more than one a year, are Phis, namely: G. A. Myers, '02, Al- 
lanta; T. J. Armistead, '03, Atlanta; T. B. Cavanaugh, '03, Savannah; C. H. 
Richardson, Jr., '04, Macon ; O. E. Rayne, '05, Seattle, Wash. ; F. W. Cox, 
'06, Amarillo, Texas; E. E. King, '06, Nashville, Tenn. ; K. H. McGregor, '07, 
Americus; R. M. Arnold, *o8, New York. N. Y. ; W. C. Smith, '08, Dawson; 
C. T. Stovall, '08, Vienna; G. W. Wight, '10, Cairo; J. F. Benton, *ii, Mon- 
ticello; H. J. Pearce, Jr., '13, Gainesville. 



Founded at Mimmi UniTersity, Oxford, Ohio, December 26, 1848. 
Incorporated under the laws of the State of Ohio, March 12, 1881. 


Chicago, December 30, 1912 — January 3, 1913 


President — Charles F. Lam kin, Keytesville, Mo. 
Secretary — Frbokrick J. Coxe, Wadesboro, N. C. 
Reporter — ^Thomas A. Davis. Goshen, Ind. 
Treasurer — Alex Pope, Slaughter Building, Dallas, Texas. 
Historian — George M. Sab in, Burlington, Vt. 


The Board of Trustees is composed of the five members of the General Council, thr 
Alumni Commissioner, the Chapter House Commissioner, the Editor of the Cata- 
logue and the Fraternity Librarian. 

Alumni Commissioner — William N. Compton, 220 Broadway, New York City. 

Chapter House Commissioner — Elmer C. Henderson Fulton, Mo. 

Editor of the Catalogue—GEORCE M. Rommel, 2622 Garfield Street, Washington. D. C. 

Fraternity Librarian — Dr. Benjamin M. Davis. Oxford, Ohio. 


Editor and Manager of The Scroll and Palladium — ^Thomas A. Davis. Goshen, 

Editor of the History and Assistant Editor of The Scroll and The Palladium — Wal- 
ter B. Palmer, Bureau of Labor, Washington, D. C. . 


Alpha Province — Canada, New England, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey. Delaware. 
Robert W. Lindsay, 32 Leader Building, Pittsburg, Pa. 
Vice President — Charles E. Buell, Shelburn Falls. Mass. 

Beta Province — Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina. South Carolina. 
William B. Burruss. 406 Dickson Building, Norfolk, Va. 

Gamma Province — Kentucky, Tennessee. 

Will R. Mamibr, Jr., 23 Noel Building, Nashville, Tenn. 

Delta Province — Ohio, Michigan. 

John De Ellis, 1027 Union Trust Co. Building, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Epsilon Province — Indiana. 

Chester A. Jbwbtt, 605 Indiana Trust Building, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Zeta Province — Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, 
Colorado, South Dakota, North Dakota. 
Frederick R. Cowles, 300 East 34th Street, Kansas City, Mo. 
Vice President, Max Muroock, Streator, 111. 

Eta Province — Georgia, Alabama. 

Monro B. Lanier, 1344 Brown-Marx Building, Birmingham, Ala. 

Theta Province — Mississippi, Louisiana. Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma. 
John E. Green, Jr., Scanlan Building, Houston, Texas. 

Iota Province — California, Nevada, Utah. Arizona, New Mexico. 
George D. Kierulfp. 68 Post Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

Kappa Province — Washington, Oregon, Idaho. Montana, Wyoming. 
. Willard S. Ferris. Box 595. Helena. Mont. 

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ri *^4h:N f ''.JNDATIONS 

Qllfi^ »tvoH of Pi Mta ^ifHvi 



"Every tipe I turn a corner I seem to be in the midst of some 
terrible occurrence," remarked a distinguished English visitor in 
Chicago. "Everybody is running everywhere." 

Which is apparently true. Everybody does seem to be running in 
many directions, and a few are moving with some speed. 

This constant motion, this restless energy have made Chicago. The 
very location of the City, the physical environment, on the other hand, 
perhaps have occasioned the restless activity which the English 
visitor could explain only as the result of some dread accident. 

Robert Cavelier de La Salle foresaw some of this in 1682. Here 
is the famous explorer's prediction about the future of the city to 
which his name now means so much : 

"This will be the gate of empire, this the seat of commerce. Every- 
thing invites to action. The typical man who will grow up here 
must be an enterprising man. Each day as he rises he will exclaim, 
*I act, I move, I push,' and there will be spread before him a boimd- 
less horizon, an illimitable field of activity. A limitless expanse of 
plain is here — to the east, water, and all other points, land. If I 
were to give this place a name, I would derive it from the nature of 
the man who will occupv this place — ago, I act; circum, all around; 
'Circago.' " 

All this and more is true, and out of this harried, strained effort 
Chicago is arising, a city peculiar and magnificent in civilization. 
One of the fiwe great cities of the world, preeminently it is the city 
of youth. It is dynamic, exuberent, bursting with life, and so es- 
pecially significant for men keen for the new order which is coming 
to be. 

As the visitor emerges from any one of the great depots which 
make Chicago the great railway center of the w^orld, the first im- 
pression is depression and dirt. The overhanging pall of smoke if 
the air chances to be heavy and the wind listless, the dingy, grey 
sooted walls rising sheer from the barren streets, the oily dun waters 
of the Chicago river, and the huge monotony of the formless build- 
ings of trade harrass the visitor infinitely. One wonders how its 
people have managed to live. 

Then perhaps the barometer changes and the wind shifts until it 
blows down Lake Michigan to which Henry James in a profane 
mood denied the title lake, hurling the epithet inundation. The 


life giving ozone arrives fresh from Sault Ste. Marie and its home 
in the north woods and Chicago is freed. The smoke is brushed 
away with the supreme swiftness of the lake winds and the sky is 

Within many walls of Chicago's homes and hotels, the first feeling 
of ugliness is lost. Carl Lindin, a Swedish American painter pos- 
sessed of a splendid sense of beauty, once said the interiors of Chicago 
will be the most satisfying in the world. The outside city has grown 
to be so ugly, Lindin observed, that the natural human reaction 
drives men to crave beauty and to establish it within their homes as 
an altar. 

With the visitor's second wind, in which Marathon runners and 
others whose races are less classic find relief, Chicago's multiplicity 
of mind becomes startling. 

The commercial side at first offers its attractiveness. Everyone 
knows that Chicago is the great grain market of the world, and its 
Board of Trade is known around the world where wheat is sold and 
flour bread eaten. Standing squarely athwart La Salle Street, the 
western Wall Street, is this grey structure. 

The din of eager raucous voices buying and selling surges from 
the pit until it mingles with the rude roar of the street below. Here 
is one Chicago at its keenest ; its most zestful ; contriving, scheming, 
plotting, lusting to have and to hold. Here at its best is the old 
Chicago coveting its neighbor's house and all that is his. 

Here too are fought some of the fiercest battles of modem times. 
In the midst of the riotous pit "J^^" Leiter hazarded his millions 
for the mastery of all the world's wheat and lost to stronger men; 
at the same prosaic spot James Patton played the same game and 
won, only to be followed by other intrepid speculators each desirous 
of the illusive glories and powers of the pit's mastery. Here is one 
Chicago, appealing to the ambitious and the powerful, a great fight- 
ing ground for them who war and care not. 

Southwest some eight miles is another market by which Chicago 
gets the adjective "greatest." Within "The Yards" are herded more 
cattle, sheep, and hogs than one can find in any other of the famous 
markets of the world. There too are the great packing houses where 
the science of commerce is carried to as fine details as anywhere else 
in civilization. The by-products of the business are utilized to the 
most insignificant minutiae, as is often illustrated with the statement 
that the gall stones of the slain animals are shipped to China where 
they are used as amulets. Back of "The Yards" lies Packington, the 
home of the workers. Sanitary and social science have not yet been 
able to safeguard the environment of the men as commerce has treated 
the products. There one may see the sleek, fat horses of the great 
packers, and the gaunt men who are hardly less dependent than ani- 
mals upon the great men. But the ingenuity which can make laundry 
and toilet soap, glue and gelatine, sandpaper and isinglass, lubricat- 


ing aiid lighting oils, bone knife handles, buttons, fertilizers, casings, 
hides and pelts, wool, tallow and stearing, ammonia, pepsin, glycerine, 
stock foods, feather pillows and bristles from cows, hogs and poultry. 

Blackstone Hotel and Michigan Avbnue, Chicago 

may be able to evolve a better way for the men and women whose 
labor makes all these things possible. 

In other ways Chicago may claim the adjective greatest. Far 
from the sordid squalor of the Stock Yards is the Art Institute. 
There the largest art school in the United States if not in the world 

University Club oif Chicago 


is conducted, and there too some of the most notable work now being 
done is shown. It probably is another confirmation of Carl Lin- 
din's observation, that the same city which slaughters most should 
be in another way the most creative. The Art Institute, whose grey 
stone walls have been encased in layers of soot from the Illinois 
Central trains, is situated on Michigan Avenue overlooking Lake 
Michigan. Not far from the center of the city, its simple Ameri- 
canized Greek architecture is an inviting contrast to the piles of 
offices across the boulevard. 

Many of the collections of the Institute are notable. A large num- 
ber of casts of pieces of Greek, Roman and medieval sculpture are 
shown in the statuary halls, while some of the best work of American 
sculptors is exhibited. St. Gaudens, Daniel G. French and Lorado 
Taft are largely represented. 

The most valuable single collection contains the eighteen paintings 
of George Inness, a recent donation to Chicago. In the Gallery 
of Old Masters Sir Joshua Reynolds, Peter Paul Rubens, Franz 
Hals, Rembrandt, Teniers, Van Dyck, and many other master 
spirits of Europe are well represented. Of the more recent art are 
oil paintings of Corot, Daubigny, Constable, Millet, Rousseau and 
Bonheur, while William M. Chase, Whistler, Joseph Pennell, other 
well known Americans, are seen in paintings and etchings. 

Across Michigan Avenue from the Institute is the finest row of 
buildings in Chicago and one of the most splendid assembled any- 
where. Luxurious office structures, clubs and hotels present a massive 
front which looms up like the wall of some mythical city as Chicago 
becomes visible to travelers on the lake. Far south is the Blackstone 
Hotel, said by its admirers to be the most perfect example of hotel 
architecture in America, and slightly northward are the Congress and 
Auditorium hotels, within which political plans have been brewed 
for many national conventions. Here last June chieftains decreed 
the wreck of the Republican Party; and two months later in the 
same rooms the new Progressive Party was born. Famous as a social 
resort as well as for its political associations, few buildings in the 
United States have played a more intimate part in the nation's history 
than has the Congress Hotel. 

North of these hotels is a row of splendid buildings, the most 
costly of which, perhaps, is the Gas Building. North further is the 
University Club built in a simple English Gothic style, the most 
dignified club building probably in the city. 

Eight miles south and ten miles north are Chicago's great uni- 
versities, while scattered here and there about the city are smaller 
institutions of learning scarcely less well known. The new Harper 
Library on the Midway is one of the handsomest library buildings in 
the world with more than a half million books and pamphlets. The 
library of the University of Chicago represents the most rapid growth 
in the world. The University buildings reproduce many of the famous 


educational structures of England and Europe. Mitchell Tower, for 
example, is almost an exact copy of the famous Magdalen College 
Tower at Oxford. The tower is visible from all points of the Mid- 
way and is thoroughly in harmony with the great buildings which 
surround it. It has been equipped with chimes in memory of that 
wonderful woman, Alice Freeman Palmer, and every evening at six 

Chicago Board of Trade 

o'clock and again four hours later the bells announce in musical tones 
that Chicago is not all commercial nor material. 

As much discussed, almost, as the Stock Yards is Hull House 
and the glorious woman whose personality has made Hull House 
great. A mile west of the heart of the City, in the very center of 
the congested areas of several foreign colonies, this great place of 
relief stands. It occupies a full block. The buildings which com- 
prise the pile are in striking contrast to the squalid homes and the 
somber factories near by. The architecture of Hull House has 


given rise to a new school in American building, and its imitations 
may be seen in alm'ost any settlement in almost any city of the country. 

The entrance hall of Hull House is probably the most democratic 
assembly room the traveler could find. There one may become ac- 
quainted with representatives of every class in Chicago and more than 
infrequent visitors from the classes and the masses of Europe. It 
is a common thing to see scions of the wealthiest families of Chicago 
mingling there on terms of their common humanity with the humblest 
of those for whom Chicago has made life difficult. As often one may 
see distinguished persons from every walk of life in this country and 
abroad. At one of the residence dinners in the evening one might 
meet a son of one of the great manufacturers of fire arms, and seated 
perhaps across the table would be a well known advocate of the 
world's peace. On another night some famous novelist or player, or 
some visiting sculptor, or more often, a prominent economist, or social 
worker would be the guest of honor. 

The divers types of men who congregate at Hull House, however, 
are not ajone the institution's claim on the nation. More precious than 
any lustre lent by great names is the unswerving and unselfish right- 
eousness with which Miss Jane Addams, the great founder of the 
place, ever steers her course. In the more than twenty years since 
Hull House was founded, there have been few movements making 
for the betterment of the City as a whole which have not been started 
or assisted by her. 

Withiri the last few years, Miss Addams has grown to be a national 
asset more than a private possession of Chicago. She first built a 
refuge for the weary and oppressed of the great city, and now in a 
large way her influence is bringing relief to the downtrodden of the 
nation. The same restless energy which has made commercial Chica- 
go she is turning to social and humanitarian use. It is, in a modern 
way, what another social worker in a humble town in Asiatic Turkey 
attempted some centuries ago. 

Ceaseless activity, exuberent strength, matchless ambition, tempered 
by a growing hunger for justice — this is Chicago today. 

William Ludlow Chenerv. 

Rafidolph'Macon, *07. 


From Javelin. 

Brother I. N. Van Pelt, Illinois Wesleyan, '88 was elected pres- 
ident of the Phi Delta Theta Club of Chicago at the Founders* Day 
Banquet on March 15, 1912. Brother Van Pelt has been a loyal Phi 
for thirty years and an active and enthusiastic member of the Chicago 
Alumni Club for many years. He was born on December 31, 1861 
at Bloomington, Illinois. He is married and has three children and 
lives at 4829 Madison Ave. 

He is sales manager in charge of the Western Department for 
W. F. McLaughlin & Co., coffee dealers, with which firm he has 
been connected for many years. 

Isaac Nbwman Van Pelt, Illinois WesUyan, '88. 

Brother Van Pelt was the leader on the local entertainment com- 
mittee at Blooraington, Illinois in 1889 when the National Conven- 
tion was held in that city. 

William E. Godso, Chicago, '03. 



From Javiun. 

There is no Phi in Chicago more loved and honored among the 

Phis of the city than Judge Frederick A. Smith. It was a natural 

and happy impulse that prompted the Phis at the Founders' Day 

Banquet on March 15 to elect Brother Smith, honorary^ president 

Friduuck Augustus Smith, Chkago, '66. 

of the Phi Delta Theta Club of Chicago, so that he may represent 
the Club as its first officer and most honored member at the c<xnmg 
National Convention. 

Judge Smith was bom in Norwood Park, Cook County, III. on 
February 11, 1844 and is a son of Israel G. and Susan P. Smith. He 
spent his boyhood in Cook County and attended the public schools of 
Chicago. In 1860 he entered the preparatory department of the old 


Chicago University and two years later entered the University proper. 

He remained in college a year. In 1863 he enlisted as a private 
in the 134th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, and served in Missouri 
and Kentucky until the regiment was mustered out of service in 1864. 
Entering the University again he graduated in 1866 and then at- 
tended ^ Union College of Law, now the law department of North- 
western University, from which he graduated in 1867. 

He was admitted to the Illinois Bar August 20, 1867 and entered 
the profession as a member of the firm of Smith & Kahlsaat, with 
which he was connected until 1873. He then practiced alone until 
1885. At that time was established the firm of Millard & Smith. 
This partnership continued until 1889 and the following year he be- 
came senior member of the firm of Smith, Helmer, and Moulton. In 
1895 H. W. Price became a member of this firm the name becoming, 
Smith, Helmer, Moulton and Price. Judge Smith continued with 
this firm until 1902. 

In 1903 he was elected on the Republican ticket as Judge of the 
Circuit Court of Cook County for a term of six years and was re- 
elected in 1909 extending his term to the year 1915. He has been 
assigned by the Supreme Court of Illinois to the Appelate Court of 
the 1st district of Illinois which comprises Cook County. 

In 1887, Brother Smith was president of the Law Club of Chi- 
cago ; in 1890 president of the Chicago Bar Association ; and in 1891 
president of the Hamilton Club. He is now president of the Grand 
Army Hall and Memorial Association. He is a member of the Loyal 
Legion and member of the Hamilton and Union League clubs. He 
is an enthusiastic golfer and member of the Midlothian Country 

He was married in 1871 to Miss Frances B. Morey of Chicago, 
who was taken from him by death a little over a year ago. 

It is unnecessary to say that a man with such a splendid record 
is a man of scholarly attainments, versatile genius and broad knowl- 
edge. He is deeply interested in educational matters and was one of 
the first members of the Board of Trustees of the new University of 
Chicago and still serves in that capacity. He is also a member of 
the board of trustees of Rush Medical College. 

His home is at 609 Rush street and his chambers in the Ashland 
Block at Clark and Randolph streets. 

William E. Godso^ Chicago, '03. 



Northwestern University is planning to build twenty-eight dorm- 
itories, at a cost of from $20,000 to $30,000 each. They will be built 
immediately north of the gymnasium and along Sheridan Road. 
There will be four quadrangles of seven houses each, and each 


quadrangle will have three sides, the open side toward Lake Michi- 

The friendly spirit of the university authorities to fraternities is 
shown by their offer to assign to fraternity chapters three houses in 
each quadrangle, the two end houses and the middle house, the other 
four to be occupied by non-fraternity students. The houses assigned 
to fraternities will be leased to them for ninety-nine years, and each 
fraternity shall make a small annual payment, sufficient to cover the 
cost of the building in ninety-nine years, but if desired larger pay- 
ments may be made, so as to cancel the obligation earlier. A low 
rate of interest, probably 4J^ percent, will be charged on the unpaid 
balance, also a sum sufficient to pay for necessary repairs. When 
the payments of the principal are completed, ownership in the house 
will vest in the fraternity. 

The style of exterior architecture of all of the houses must be 
uniform, but the interior plan of each house will be left to the dis- 
cretion of the fraternity that contracts for it. The university will 
impose no other restrictions on the management of these houses than 
are now imposed on chapter houses, except that, in the event a com- 
mons is established, the university reserves the right to require fra- 
ternity men to take meals in the commons. 

Excavations have been made for two quadrangles, and it is hoped 
that fourteen houses will be ready for occupancy next fall. The ad- 
vantages which this proposition offers to fraternities are important: 
1. No charge is made for the ground. 2. The cost of the house 
may be paid in sums to suit each fraternity, so that the payment each 
year is not less than one-ninety-ninth of the cost. 3. The house 
being on university property, there will be no taxes. 4. The uni- 
versity agrees to furnish heat and electricity, for cost, from the uni- 
versity heating "and lighting plants. 

Five fraternities have accepted the proposition and signed con- 
tracts. The only fraternities at Northwestern which now own their 
houses are ^ A ©, which owns a $12,000 house, and 2 N, which owns 
a $7,000 house. The house of ^ A is largely paid for, and it is 
expected that the chapter's equity in the property can be sold for 
more than was paid for it. At the annual meeting of the Illinois 
Alpha Chapter House Association, June 7, 1912, the proposition of 
the university was favored, and a committee was appointed and given 
power to dispose of the chapter's house and contract for a house on 
the campus. This committee is composed of Harry Wesse, L. T. 
Wilson and Herbert Harker from the alumni, and H. L. Wilson.and 
Anderson Aldrich from the active members. 

Northwestern's offer to fraternities is the most liberal that any 
university or college has ever made. <^ A chapter houses have 
been built on college grounds at Lafayette, Gettysburg, Dickinson, 
Pennsylvania State, Sewanee, Lombard and Stanford, and the site 


of the chapter house at Miami, facing the campus, was donated by 
the university. At Lafayette the college not only gave the site for 
the chapter house but lent half the cost of the building, and we un- 
derstand that the same or a similar proposition is made by the author- 
ities at Colby, Union, Virginia and Central. If elsewhere we should 
like to be informed. Walter B. Palmer. 


The movement to secure a permanent chapter house for our chapter 
at Lehigh University, has been under way for several years. About 
five years ago the members of the active chapter and a few alumni 
pledged themselves to subscribe certain amounts toward a house 
fund, payable in installments within ten years. This scheme not 
proving feasible, the resident graduate members of the Fraternity 
and of the chapter, Professor Franklin, Kansas Alpha, '87 ; Brothers 
Brunner '78, Harleman '01; Beck '03; Hartzog, '04 — took an 
active hand. A corporation was organized by them and duly in- 
corporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on 
May 29, 1911, the corporate title being "Chapter House Association 
of Pennsylvania Eta of Phi Delta Theta." All members of the 
chapter are members of this association and all members of the Fra- 
ternity who are initiates of other chapters may be elected as associate 
members of this association. 

About two weeks after incorporation, during university week, a 
meeting was held by the association at the old chapter house on 
Seneca street. South Bethlehem, largely attended by alumni members 
of the chapter. The President of the chapter house association, 
Brother H. J. Hartzog, '04, reviewed the fraternity situation at 
Lehigh in detail. It was resolved that the board of trustees should 
investigate conditions and report to the association. After careful 
study of various propositions, all of which were subitiitted to the 
alrnnni and members of the association, the trustees secured an option 
on the handsome residence and grounds of Mrs. Olivia M. Rhoad, 
325 Wyandotte street. South Bethlehem. At a subsequent meeting 
of the association, held in June, 1912, the action of the Trustees was 
ratified. A resolution was adopted authorizing them to purchase 
the property for $18,000, of which sum $10,000 was to be secured 
by first mortgage, and the balance to be raised by the members of 
the association, their subscriptions to be secured by an issue of 
second mortgage bonds. After a year and a half of hard work on 
the part of the trustees, they were enabled to consummate the pur- 
chase of this splendid property. The active chapter moved into the 
house on September 16, 1912. 

Our new home is situated one block and a half from the Union 
depot, three blocks from the campus, half a block from street-car 


lines, conveniently near the business district, but far enough re- 
moved to avoid its noise. It is in a most desirable neighborhood. 
The premises of the church of the Nativity adjoin it on the north, 
and forty feet of our own grounds separate the house from our near- 
est neighbor on the south. Directly opposite, on the west side of 
Wyandotte street, are the houses of four fraternities, — Beta Theta 
Pi, Alpha Tau Omega, Chi Phi, and Kappa Alpha. 

The lot has a frontage of 100 feet and a depth of ISO feet, and is 
considerable elevated above the properties in the rear. There is a 
broad lawn along the south side of the house and a large yard in the 
rear, with fruit trees and an ornamental hedge. 

The house is a three-story brick mansion, with gable roof and 
dormer windows, and is partially covered with ivy. A broad ver- 
anda faces the street and porches run along one side and in the rear. 
The interior is finished in cherry, white oak, black walnut and white 
pine, with hardwood floors on the first and second floors. On the 
first floor there are six rooms — ^billiard room, spacious reception room 
and music room, card room, dining room, pantry and kitchen. The 
billiard room is finished in cherry, with panelled cherry walls and 
has a large open fire place. The reception room and dining room are 
finished in white oak and also have open fire places. The card room 
is finished in oak, with oak panelling, and the pantry and kitchen 
in white pine, enameled white. The stairs and stair case leading 
from the first to the second floor are of black walnut. 

On the second floor there are studies for nine men, a living room 
and a bath room. The studies are well lighted. The living room 
on this floor is one of the chief attractions of the house. It is ex- 
tremely large and is finished in white oak, with panelled walls and 
hardwood floor. Heavy beams run both across the ceiling and from 
end to end. In the north wall there is a large open brick fire place, 
around which the brothers gather during the already chill October 
evenings, to discuss the happenings of the day just past and to listen 
perhaps to the latest and best in the music line on the Victrola 
which was presented to us by the active chapter of 1911. This room 
is well lighted by French windows, through which one may have a 
splendid view of South Bethlehem and the surrounding country. 
The bath room is tiled in white tile and completely equipped with 
bath tub, shower bath and all the other accessories. 

The third floor has studies for seven men, bath room and chapter 
dormitories. The chapter meeting room, which has not yet been com- 
pleted, is located in the basement and will be of adequate size and 

The house is lighted by both gas and electricity, and is heated 
by a steam heating plant. The first and second floors are heated by 
the indirect method, while on the third floor the steam is piped 
directlv to the radiators in the rooms. 


A view of the house is given herewith, but both it and the fore- 
going article fail to describe adequately the beautiful home which 
the chapter house association has secured for us. To say that we 
are very much pleased with it, does not express the full measure of 
our feelings. The fact that we arp now in a new home is due to the 
generosity and liberal support of our alumni, who have contributed 
of their means, and to the indefatigable labors of the resident mem- 
bers of the board of trustees. We thank them, and hope that the 
chapter in future years will always hold high her standards of learn- 
ing, rectitude and altruistic spirit, and that there will never be cause 
for any of our almnni to regret the part they have taken in the 
establishment of Pennsylvania Eta in a permanent home. 


It is a matter of great credit to Phi Delta Theta that she had four 
members of the athletic teams that represented the United States 
in the Olympic games held during the summer of 1912 in the capital 
of Sweden. Of late years these games have become a classic and th^ 
highest goal of athletic ambition all over the world is to "make" 
an Olympic team. Of Phi Delta Theta's quota of 1912 the follow- 
ing sketches written of them by Phi brothers are of much interest : 


Lewis Anderson entered Nebraska University in the fall of 1908. 
He was immediately pledged to the local chapter of Phi Delta 
Theta. It might be of interest to know that his father was one of 
the founders of this, Nebraska Alpha chapter. At the solicitation 
of some of the brothers Lewis went out for track although previous 
to entering the university he had never donned a track suit, but 
he certainly made good with a vim. In 1910 he broke all the uni- 
versity records for the mile. In 1911 he broke the Missouri Valley 
record doing the distance in 4 :26. He also won numerous half mile 
and two mile events. In the fall of 1911 "Andy" was captain of the 
cross country team. He finished one quarter of a mile aiiead of the 
field at the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate meet of that year. In 
2l\ he won six N's, all that are permitted under the conference rules. 

In addition Brother Anderson was elected Iron Sphinx, the sopho- 
more society, won a place on the stock judging team, and was elected 
Innocent, the senior society, the greatest honor that a student at 
Nebraska can win. 

In the Olympic tryouts "Andy" finished a bare six inches behind 
N. J. Patterson of the Chicago Athletic Association, in the 1500 
meters. The accompanying picture shows the finish of this race, the 
time being 4 :02 2-5, one second better than Shepherd's record made 
at the London Olympics in 1908. On the strength of this showing 
he was chosen a member of the United States Olympic team. 


In his trial heat at Stockholm Lewis was unfortunate in drawing 

A. N. S. Jackson of England, the winner of the finals, and John 
Paul Jones of Cornell, with but two to qualify. Although Anderson 
finished a close third he of course did not get into the finals. 

After the OljTnpics were over Brother Anderson joined a party 
of four members of the United States team who toured Finland and 
Russia, taking part in a number of big track meets in these countries. 
Although up against the best men of these places, and good men 
too as their Olympic records show, he won medal after medal. 

Lewis K. Anderson, N 

Nebruk*. 'ii 

Returning to this country Brother Anderson identified himself 
with the Chicago Athletic Association and may now be found on his 
father's farm at Genoa, Nebraska, enjoying occasional runs on a 
private track on the place. 

Harthan Goetze, Nebraska, '15. 


The 1912 Tyee, the college annual of the University of Washing- 
ton, contains the following resume of the track showing of Brother J. 
Ira Courtney, Washington Alpha, a member of the American Olym- 
pic team at Stockholm: 

Since some reason must be advanced, according )o track (ladilions, for 
an athlele's success, J. Ira Conrlney, captain-elecl of (he Washington track 
(earn and a United Stat«s representative in the sprints at the Stockholm games. 


1911, began to train far the dashes when he and his older brothers played tag 
around Ihc parenlal block al his birthplace, Minneapolis, Minn. It is not 
admitted that the American sprinter first discovered his real speed when 
(he policeman on (he beat tried to catch the Courtney youths after routine 
ihem from a neighbor's orchard but the fact remains (hat J. Ira grew np 
ihrongh grammar school days in an athletic atmosphere, for his older frattes 
were quarlermilers and long distance ranners at Central High. 

To the Varsity public, however, Courtney was first introduced in the spring 
of 1909 when he made state intcrscholastic records of S 3'S> 'O I'S snd 11 I-J 
seconds in (he 50, loo and 120 yard sprints, which marks have not been 
lowered by subsequent contestants. And lo show his versatility Conrtnejr, 

J, Ira Courtnev 

sprinter, used to win the low hurdle race when a first in (hat event meant 
victory of the meet for his institution. A( (he A. A. U. games held al the 
A. Y. P. Exposition that summer he made a creditable showing, winning 
praise from Trainer Murphy of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Daring the seasons of 1910 and 1911, (he first of which was spent at 
Phillips Eneter Academy and the latter at the University of Washington, 
Courtney failed (0 maintain his previous standard and it was not until the 
P. N. A. games in iqit that he displayed his former calibre by winning the 
hundred in g 4-5 seconds. 

Betides his showing in the Olympic . trials at San Francisco where he 
won the too meter race in 10 4-5 seconds and the aoo meter event in 11 4-5 
seconds, thereby qualifying for the Yankee team, Courtney made his beat time 
this spring in (he dual meet at Pullman, taking the hundred in g 4.5 and the 
furlong in 11 3-5 seconds, or within one-fifth of a second of the world's record. 

Al Stockholm Courtney won his heats in the 100 and 100 meter races but 


lost in the semi-finals. The United States 400 meter relay team, of which he 
was a member, was disqualified on a technicality after it had defeated in the 
semi-finals the British four, the final victors. To lose to the world's best was 
no disgrace, especially when contestants like John Paul Jones, Young, Daven- 
port, Horine and Sheppard were defeated in their events. Besides, Courtney 
is only twenty-one years old and has plenty of time to win at the next 

Tersely, Courtney's fighting face resembles that of Bat Nelson. 

And he is a junior law student. 

Archie Major, Washington State, *i3. 


Caroll Barse Haff, Michigan Alpha, *13, was one of the four 
Phis, who, either as captain or captain-elect of his respective col- 
lege team, took part in the Olympic games at Stockholm last summer. 

"Hap" entered Michigan in the fall of 1909, and was initiated into 
Phi Delta Theta in November of that year. During his stay at 
Montclair Military Academy, he gained an enviable record as an 
all-round athlete. During his freshman year he played on the all- 
freshman football team, and helped pitch the freshman literary class 
into the interclass baseball championship. Not until his second year 
did he turn his attention to track athletics, but from then on his 
progress in that line has been remarkable. Dr. Kranzlein first 
tried Hap out as a hurdler, during the 1911 indoor season, but his 
skillful eye soon saw quarter mile possibilities, with the result that 
Hap won his letter by taking fourth place at the intercollegiate 
games at Cambridge, Mass. 

From then on football was discarded, and the track season of 
1912 found Hap as one of the mainstays of the team. It was his 
showing at the last intercollegiate games that won him his captaincy 
and his trip to Stockholm. Running against the famous Reidpath, 
Hap forced him to clip 4-5 of a second off the intercollegiate record 
to win the race. 48 seconds flat was the time of this race, and three 
feet was all that separated the two. With Reidpath out this year, 
it looks like a foregone conclusion that Michigan will win first in the 
quarter mile. 

At the Olympic games, matched against the best quarter milers in 
the world. Hap, after winning all of his preliminary heats, was only 
beaten in the final race by Reidpath, Braun of Germany, and Lind- 

Phi Delta Theta has had many great athletes in her day, but 
suffice it to say that Brother Haff's name should stand well up in 
the list. 

D. Cecil Johnson^ Michigan, *12. 


Illinois Eta of Phi Delta Theta has been well represented in the 
past two Olympic games. In 1908 Brother W. W. May went to 
England, where he participated in the dashes. During the past 
games at Stockholm, Brother Frank D. Murphy competed in the 


pole vault. Brother Cortis, also of this chapter, was an alternate 
in the 440 but did not enter the games. 

Brother Murphy has a record as an athlete and a student that is 
very hard to beat. He entered the University of Illinois in the fall 
of 1908, and graduated in the spring of 1912. During that time, 
he competed in nearly every athletic meet. In 1908, he was a mem- 
ber of the freshman varsity and spent the years of 1910-11-12 on the 
varsity, being captain of the track team during the year 1912. In 
his whole college career he was not beaten more than two or three 
times, and in several instances tied for firsts. 

He was the best pole vaulter in the middle west, and in 1909 
won the conference pole vault at a height of 12 feet 4>4 inches. He 

Frank D. Mubphv 

nimoii. 'ii 

holds the university record of 12 feet 6 inches, this being made at a 
later date. Murphy competed in the Pennsylvania games twice, 
t)'ing in both instances. The first height was 12 feet 3 inches, and 
the last time the height was 12 feet S inches. 

At the Olympic games he was one of the lucky ones to qualify for 
the finals. At this time he was not in the best of form, but never- 
theless tied for third, and received an Olympic bronze medal. It 
has been conceded to Brother Murphy that he has the best take-off 
of any pole vaulter in the United States, and it is probably due to 
this, that he was one of the few great pole vaulters of the day. 

By the graduation of Brother Frank Murphy, Illinois University 
has lost the greatest pole vaulter that we have ever had. He was 
one of the few athletes who was consistent, and could always be 
depended upon. Not only has Illinois University lost her best pole 
vaulter, but his retiring from athletics, leaves a big hole in the 


middle west, for at the present time there are no pole vaulters ii 
the same class a^ Murphy. 

A. Earl Rathbun, Illinois, '13, 

The badge of Phi Delia Theta was adopted in 1849, and the 

founders then purchased badges from a iirm in Cincinnati, as related 
in "The History of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity." When the 
History was published in 1906, it was not known to the author that 
any badge made earlier than 1852 was in existence, A year or two 
ago, I noticed in the chapter letter of Iowa Alpha to The Scroll 
that the widow of Founder Ardivan W. Rodgers had given his badge 
to his nephew, Charles S. Rogers, Iowa Alpha, '91, editor of the 
Daily Ne^i-s, of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. I wrote to him about it and 
received the following reply, dated October 30, 1911: 

larger Iban the badge it 

I have yours or recent date, regarding the old Phi pin, formerly belonging 
to Ardivan Walker Rodgers, Miami, ;i. This pin was given to roe two yean 
ago by his widow. After his death she married again, becoming Mrs. Hender- 
son. Her second husband died several years ago, and, aboal ■ year ago, she 
too passed away. She is buried by the side of her second husband, at Fair- 
field, Iowa. Her flrsc husband is buried at Brighton, Iowa, near Mount Pleas- 

I had seen the pin a good many times, but she refused (o pari with it, until 
Christmas of 1909, she surprised me by sending i( to me as a Christmas gift. 

The pin is the only one (he founder ever bad I am going to have 

the pin photographed for you. but do no! care to let il go from my possession. 
Mrs, Henderson sent the chapter all of tbe other mementoes of Mr. Rodgers's 
Phi life. 


To the lift i> * woodcut of l _- .... ._ , , 

Founder AidWan W. Rodgcrs. Ohio Alpha, '51, and which dow belongs to his nephew, 
Chirl« 5. Rogeri, Iowa Alpha, 'SI. 

In the middle ii a woodi:ul of a badge whioh waa made to IS52 and which belong! 
to Re*. E. V. Shield*, D.D. Ohio Alpha, '54. 

tioa of the Caialooue, which was engraved under the direction of the editor. Founder 
Robert Moniion, Ohio Alpha, '51. from ■ badge sent to him by Indiana Alpha in 1860. 

On November 23, J91], Brother Rogers sent me a large photo- 
graph of the badge, and below it on the same card he had carefully 
traced the outline of the shield, giving its exact size. The half tone 
which appears herewith was made from the photograph and is of 
the same size as the photograph. 

1866 1880 

The Shield and Swobd Ba 

le left i> ■ woodcut of the first badge ever made 
It *M prCMnted to General John C. Black, tndii 
al intullation of the Chi"-" rh:.,.,-, ™ l=,n„>r, 
le middle and to the rig 
! list of L. r,, BurgcH . 
1 1880, which price list 

ion & Comi 

a of badaet In 
Mbany. R. Y., 
1 the other la 

From the photograph was also made a wood cut but it was made 
the actual size of the badge, The wood cut appears herewith together 
with wood cuts of five later-made badges, reproduced from the His- 
tory. These six wood cuts will also appear in the Manual. 

Walter B. Palmer. 



The locations of the graves of the six founders of Phi Delta 
Theta are as follows : 

Rev. Robert Morrison, D.D., *49, Fulton, Mo. 
Rev. John McMillan Wilson, *49, Benton, 111. 
Rev. Robert Thompson Drake, *50, Lebanon, Ohio. 
John Wolfe Lindley, '50, Fredericktown, Ohio. 
Ardivan Walker Rodgers, '51, Brighton, Iowa. 
Col. Andrew Watts Rogers, '51, Warrensburg, Mo. 

Pictures of the graves of Fathers Morrison, Drake, Rodgers and 
Rogers appear in "The History of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity," 
and a picture of the grave of Father Lindley is herewith presented. 
The Fraternity contributed part of the expense of erecting tomb- 
stones at the graves of Fathers Morrison, Lindley and Rogers, and 
these stones bear the name of the Fraternity. Only a marker indi- 
cates the grave of Father Wilson, but the National Convention of 
1908 made an appropriation for replacing it with a suitable tomb- 
stone. Walter B. Palmer. 


In scratching my memory for suitably picturesque material to pro- 
vide the biographical sketch for which you ask, I am embarrassed at 
the absence of high spots in my life. 

I was bom in Sutton, Neb., October 30, 1878. I enjoyed what 
William Allen White calls "the inestimable privilege" of being born 
in a country town. My father has served the State as Railroad Com- 
missioner and Pure Food Commissioner, and is a Progressive editorial 
writer of some prominence in Kansas. 

I have always been temperamentally opposed to the tyranny of 
vested interests, and at the ripe age of nine, feeling that my personal 
liberties were being unduly curtailed by the stand-pat policies of the 
family government adhered to by my parents, I insurged, and ran 
away from home, hitting the trail for the Black Hills. After a few 
days of absence I returned, through no fault of my own, to submit 
to the domestic steam roller, which I have since learned was really 
most beneficial in its operation. 

When I was thirteen, we moved to Lincoln, where my parents still 
live. I attended the public schools until fifteen, when I got a job as 
clerk and bookkeeper in a general store -in western Nebraska. At 
seventeen, while on a vacation trip to Denver, I chanced to visit the 
office of Mr. Wilmarth, then cartoonist of the Denver Republican, 
made some sketches which interested him, and was offered a job as 

* A sketch of himself written on request of the editor of Cartoons, and kindly 
lent to The Scroll. 


his assistant at $20 a week. I refrained from fainting and accepted 
the offer. I have never had any practical education in art, but have 
always drawn pictures better than I could do anything else except 
ride horses. 

In 1896 I went to the Kansas City Journal, and, two years later, 
was given charge of its art and engraving departments. The Inland 

HiRBEBT RaVMond JoiiNSON, Nebraska, "03 
Cartoonist for Philsdclphia Nonk Amirican, Salvrday Evinina Poll. Lift, ttc. 
Courtesy of Mr. Will R. Macdonald, Editor of Carlcam. Chicago. 

Printer, of Chicago, printed a story about me at the time as one of 
the youngest art managers in the country. In 1899 I returned to 
Lincoln and entered the University of Nebraska, where I earned my 
college expenses by acting as managing editor and artist for the col- 
lege weekly. My course at the university did not include training 
in art, much to my subsequent regret. 

In the second year of my course my health failed, and I went to 


California. I obtained work in the Yosemite Valley as a laborer. 
I shoveled snow off the mountain trails, cut timber, mended roads, 
handled horses and mules, did rough carpentering and acted as guide 
to tourists in the mountains. 

In the summer of 1901, I drifted into Tucson. O'Brien Moore, 
then editor of the Arizona Daily Citizen, had the temerity to make 
me circulation manager of the paper. I promptly sent bills to the 
weekly subscribers at the considerably greater rate for the daily, which 
roused a storm of vigorous Arizona protest, and blew our precious 

Johnson's "Mb. Common People" 

weekly circulation to flinders. I was incontinently fired, but the city 
editor, as the only local reporter was called, becoming opportunely 
indisposed, I was given his job, titles and emoluments and, later, 
the assurance that I had made good. 

After few months, I returned to my old birth, the Kansas City 
Journal, and a year later, on January 1, 1903, I went to New York, 
During my first week in the metropolis, I drew five pictures, sub- 
mitted them all to Life, and had one of them accepted at the price 
of $45. 1 felt that I had "arrived" but I hadn't. I sold drawings to 
Life and other magazines, with more or less regularity until 1905, 
when I accepted an offer from the Philadelphia North Americ'tn. A 
year later I was placed in charge of the Sunday art department of 
the North American doing occasional cartoons and comics. In 1908 
I was made the regular cartoonist of the paper to succeed Walt 


McDougall. The frequent appearance in my cartoons of a character 
called Mr. Common People, which has characteristics all his own, 
has attracted some attention. Besides the North American, which 
takes only a part of my time, I draw cartoons and illustrations for 
other publications, Saturday Evening Post, Country Gentleman, 
Life, C oilier^ s, ' LaFollette's, etc. 

I am constitutionally and congenitally a red hot progressive, be- 
lieve in men as against money, lament my lack of early training in 
art, would rather draw horses than statesman, am married and have 
two baby girls. 


The recently published translation of the memoirs of the late 
Li Hung Chang, Chinese statesman, shows the deep appreciation of 
that wonderful man of the part taken by the United States in the 
settlement of the Boxer troubles. In recording the dangers over- 
hanging China, Li Hung Chang wrote "All the foreign nations are 
against us, it would seem. No, there is an exception, and the ex- 
ception may prove our salvation from being sliced up like a water- 
melon. The Americans are, of course, acting with France, Russia, 
England, Germany and Japan but at the same time I have received 
assurances from the American commander and from the Washing- 
ton government that the United States will oppose morally and physi- 
cally, if necessary, the partition of China." And again; "My hope 
is centered in the attitude of the United States." And again ; "The 
position taken in this matter by the American nation means the in- 
tegrity of China." True to these prophesies China was saved from 
partition by the powers and the attitude of the American nation no 
doubt was the chief factor in her salvation. The great Chinese 
statesman believed in the return of the spirits of the departed and 
on his trip around the world visited the tomb of" his departed friend, 
General Grant, that he might "speak my inmost thoughts to the 
spirit of the famous American commander." 

If the spirit of the grand old man of China returns to earth in 
these days surely it is hovering most lovingly over A. Wendell Jack- 
son, American citizen and soldier of fortune. For Jackson has 
again saved China from the clutches of the powers. For hundreds 
of years men who have controlled the money of the world have had 
the last word in world politics. It became firmly fixed in the minds 
of statesmen that before any move could be made involving conquest, 
channels for supplying revenue must be opened. Bankers ruled and 
overruled in international politics. But this old theory has been 
rudely shaken twice in the year just closing. When the Balkan 
states applied for loans to the great European banking houses and 
told of the purpose for which the money was to be spent, the bankers 
declined to make the loans and assumed that the Balkan question 


was settled again. But somewhere, somehow the little Balkan na- 
tions found the money for the war or went to war without money 
and the money brokers of the European capitals had their first 

Comes now the baby republic of the world and asks for a loan to 
tide the affairs of that troubled nation over the days of reconstruction. 
Forgetting the pride and dignity of the Chinese statesman, the in- 
ternational bankers, prompted by the foreign offices of the great 
nations, imposed conditions so obnoxious that China declined the 

Abraham Wendell Jackson 

loan. China was asked to take more money than she could use and 
it was demanded that the Chinese revenues be supervised by an audi- 
tor provided by the bankers. With debts pressing and the country 
not yet adjusted to the usages of a republic, China could not see 
very far ahead. Familiar with the affairs of China from his resi- 
dence there and having some knowledge of finance from his connec- 
tion with great engineering enterprises, it did not take long for A, 
Wendell Jackson to recognize the opportunity for a coup that would 
be a real service to China and a great conquest. Arriving in London 
when the situation in China was becoming acute Mr. Jackson prompt- 
ly sent a message to Chinese officials that he would furnish the fifty 
million dollars needed by China and on such terms that China 


could accept. And China gave the commission to the man unknown 
in London, Paris and New York financial circles. It is related in 
the public prints that the money has been going forward as needed 
by China and it seems likely that Mr. Jackson will be able to meet 
the terms of the offer he made China when he sent the message 
"There's $50,000,000 waiting for the Chinese Republic now and as 
many more millions as it requires in the future, if it will have 
them." And the arbitrators of the world*s affairs, the great bankers 
of the world, backed by the foreign offices of all the great nations, 
had their second setting down of the year 1912. While the Balkans 
may have to come in and make terms in the years to come, it will not 
be surprising if great sleeping China when she does wake up, will 
have resources ample for all her needs and she may for all time es- 
cape the clutches of those who have twice missed their hold on her. 

A. Wendell Jackson, the new figure in finance, was bom in Massa- 
chusetts but may be regarded as a product of California where his 
parents settled when he was a lad. Quick to adapt himself to cir- 
cumstances he grasped a college education which came his way by 
means of a scholarship offered by the University of California. Go- 
ing in strong for an education when once started in that line he 
studied at Freiburg and Leipsic and was called to a chair by his 
alma mater before he finished his work for his degrees. Full of 
the spirit of the west Mr. Jackson in time became a promoter and 
after campaigns in the United States, Russia, Persia and Japan, 
the field in China appealed to him and it was his connection with 
affairs in China which paved the way for the deal which upset the 
plans of six great nations and the money kings of the world. 

A. W. Jackson was a member of the class of 1874 at the Uni- 
versity of California and is an aliunnus member of the California 
Alpha of Phi Delta Theta. His son Roland P. Jackson, Columbia, 
*02, is a member of the New York Delta chapter. There are two 
other grown sons, one of them a Harvard alumnus. Mrs. Jackson 
has recently been in New York. If the financial world does not call 
too loudly for Brother Jackson, the family will continue to make 
its home in Tokio. No doubt China will show her appreciation as 
she always does for kindly deeds and A. Wendell Jackson, trained 
as he is in engineering, may be a great factor in developing the 
hidden wealth of the reborn nation of China. 

Orville L. Simmons, Purdue, *93. 


Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities: A Descriptive 
Analysis of the Fraternity System in the Colleges of the United States, with 
a Detailed Account of Each Fraternity. By Wm. Raimond Baird. Seventh 
Edition. New York : The College Fraternity Publishing Company. 191a. 
Cloth, pp. xiii + 801. Order from the Editor of The Scroll; price, $2.50, 


Seven editions of this book have been issued — in 1879, 1880, 1883, 
1890, 1905 and 1912. Each successive edition has been larger than 
its predecessor, and the last has grown to encyclopedic proportions — 
a bulky volume of 814 pages, as against 590 pages in the edition of 
1905. The publication of each edition has been an important event 
in the history of the fraternity system, and the seven editions have 
stimulated the development of fraternities more than any other in- 
fluence. The whole Greek-letter world is under heavy obligations to 
the author for the work he has done during the third of a century 
since 1879. 

The 1912 edition is a marvel of comprehensiveness, completeness 
and accuracy ; it would be hard for anybody to find anything relating 
to the subject in which it is lacking. It contains a wonderful amount 
of detail about each fraternity, many interesting things, many im- 
portant things and many valuable things. It is brought down to 
date, the preface being dated September, 1912. The book is absolute- 
ly necessary to general fraternity officers and to anyone who desires to 
acquire a general knowledge of fraternities, as necessary as a code of 
state statutes is to a lawyer. It is indispensible to the separate chap- 
ters of fraternities ; as well might a church try to get along without a 
Bible as for a chapter to try to get along without Baird. 

The first section of the book relates to the origin of Greek-letter 
societies, their progress, customs and peculiar features. The author 
says of the fraternity system. "It has become the prominent factor 
in the social life of American students, and as such is attracting the 
attention of publicists and educators." Fraternities are divided into 
national fraternities and sectional fraternities, and Mr. Baird says : 

The national fraternities include those generally represented in all sections 
of the country. Of thefee B 9 II, *Ae, 2AE, 2X, K 2, *K*, ATA and 
^FA are prominent types. The sectional fraternities are eastern and southern. 
The eastern group consists of A A ^, A ^, 6 A X, 2 ^, ^ T, K A (northern) , A Sk 
and AX P. The southern group includes KA (southern order), IIK^ and 
n K Ay although this last mentioned fraternity has placed its last chapters in 
the North. A K E, Z 4^, X 4> and X 4^, originating in the eastern states, have 
what might be termed a limited national development. A T O, K 2, 2 N and 
2 A Ey originally distinctively southern, have completely lost that character. 

While many fraternities have forged ahead at an astonishing rate, 
and thereby entrenched themselves in important institutions through- 
out the country, some have neglected opportunities for extension which 
will never be so favorable for them again, and some have been so 
conservative that they have become fossilized. The author says: 
"Much of this inertia on the part of such fraternities is due to a false 
conservatism. It has contributed largely to the rapid and it must be 
said successful growth of some of the younger fraternities whose mem- 
bers have seized golden opportunities spurned by their slower rivals." 

The marvelous development of fraternities is shown by an ac- 
companying table, condensed from summaries of the 1883, 1890, 
1898, 1905 and 1912 editions of the book. Another table shows the 



gain since 1890 in the number of active chapters of fraternities which 

were in existence then and are still. 

Statistics op Fraternities, 1883, 1890, 1898, 1905 and 191a 
Showing Number of Fraternities, Active Chapters and Houses Owned and Membership 

Classes of Fraternities 


of fra* 






Men's, general . . 
Women^, general 
Men's, local 







Men's, general . . . . 
Women's, general . 
Men's, professional 
Men's, local 




1898 . 

Men's, general . . .^. 
Women's, general *. 
Men's, professional 

Men's, local 

Women's, local . . . 









Men's, general . . . . 
Women's, general . 
Men's, professional 

Men's, local 

Women's, local . . . 





Men's, general 

Men's, unclassified 

Men's, professional 

Women's, general 

Women's, academic-collegiate 

Women's, professional 

Men's, local 

Women's, local 



















































































Note: Honorary fraternities are not included in the table. 

One of the most important phases of fraternity development dur- 
ing the last thirty years has been the great increase in the number of 
chapter houses. The author very properly warns fraternities against 
carrying this feature of fraternity life "to a point of senseless rivalry, 
as unhappily it has been carried at a few colleges where houses much 
too costly for their surroundings have been erected," and says : 

The development of this form of chapter enterprise has been relatively rapid 
in recent years. The number of houses built and owned by the chapters of 

the fraternities is large and the value is running well up into millions 

Chapter house life is having a great influence upon fraternity character. It 
has its advantages and disadvantages. It inculcates habits of business, it de- 
velops social discipline, it promotes fraternal sentiment, and it affords oppor- 
tunity for many instances of mutual helpfulness. It develops pride of organiza- 
tion, it arouses the ambition and in some sense promotes college allegiance. 

Active Chapters of Fraternities, 1890 and 1912 

Showing Gain in the 22 Years 

Number of 




K 2 

Number Total 
grained chapters 
1890-1912 1912 

57 79 


S N 

47 67 


2 A E 

41 72 


n K A 

29 33 
27 62 

26 64 

21 47 

19 59 
17 56 
16 27 

14 40 
12 72 
12 16 
8 74 
8 43 
8 42 
8 26 
6 25 
6 23 

4 24 
3 10 

3 7 
2 18 

I 12 


(a) 7 

395 1026 


A T . 


S X 


K A(s) 


*r A 




« K Z 




B 6 n 


e s 




* K * 


A K £ 


e A X 


A A « 


<Sr T 


Z ^ 


4 _ 

JS * 

Ji A(N) 

X * 
A * 
X * 
A * 




(•) 3 ICM. 


On the other hand, in some places it increases the expense of college life, 
it increases the average size of chapters, and makes in many cases a larger 
chapter a necessity where a smaller one would be better. It engenders and 
fosters social exclusiveness. It makes some students narrow and conceited 
because they arrogate to themselves as personal attributes the chapter reputa- 
tion. The advantages undoubtedly outweigh the disadvantages. The fra- 
ternities discountenance any form of dissipation in the chapter houses. Most 
of them cause a thorough supervision to be made of the scholarship of the 
members and some of them have good libraries. At any rate the chapter house 
has come to stay. Its development is sure, but it needs watching by the older 
heads among the alumni and college authorities. 

The chapter of X ^ at Michigan erected a log cabin in 1846 and 
the chapter of A K E at Kenyon erected one in 1855. The author 
says : "A log cabin in the woods near Ann Arbor, used by this (X 4^) 
chapter soon after its foundation (1845), at a time when the faculty 
was hostile to the fraternities, may be considered in some sense as the 
pioneer chapter house, although it was not used as a dwelling place 
for the members as are the chapter houses of today." This conflicts 
with what appears elsewhere in the book: "The Kenyon chapter (of 
A K E) in 1854 built the first fraternity building that was ever used 
exclusively for society purposes ; it was situated in a ravine, near the 
college town, was built 6i logs, at a total expenditure of $50, and was 
abandoned in 1871." 

A table in the book shows the number of houses owned and rented 
by the different fraternities. The number of houses owned by the 
fraternities that own the greatest number are : B 11, 47 ; <^ A 0, 
45; ^TA, 34; A K E, 32; S X and S A E, 29 each; *K^, 28; K2 
and A T A 24 each ; A Y, 23 ; S N, 22 ; * Y and A A *, 19 each ; X <&, 
A X and A T n, 15 each ; Z ^, 14 ; X ^, 12 ; <& K 2, 10. Since the 
book was issued, ^A0 has acquired three more houses — Lehigh, 
Franklin and Minnesota — taking the lead again in this respect, 
which it has held for a good many years. 

X ^, Z ^, AY, A A ^ and A K E have traveling secretaries. The 
author says: 

The latest development in fraternity administration has been the election or 
appointment of some one person to devote his entire time to the business 
affairs of the fraternity and to the inspection of its chapters. Usually he has 
been designated a traveling secretary. In some instances he unites to the duties 
above stated that of editing the fraternity journal. This feature of administra- 
tion is still in a trial period and it evidently is not adapted to the more 
widespread organizations. 

The book contains a sketch of each of the general and professional 
fraternity for men and women. The principal facts in each sketch 
are as follows: The date and place of the foundation of the fra- 
ternities, the names of the founders, and in some cases the circiun- 
stances ; a list of chapters, showing when each was established, its 
name, the institution at which it is or was located, the niunber of its 
initiates, and of inactive the date of its suspension ; brief notes con- 
cerning certain chapters ; a list of chapters owning houses, with the 
value of the houses (a new feature of this edition of the book), and 


the number that rent houses ; a list of alumni organizations j a state- 
ment of the fraternity's scheme of government, past and present; 
periodical and other publications; a description of the badge (of 
which a cut is given) and flag, the color and flower; concluding with 
a list of prominent members, living and dead. 

All fraternities now forbid dual membership, although many years 
ago it was not uncommon. The following instances of double mem- 
bership are shown by the book, and a careful examination of the lists 
would doubtless disclose others: Theodore Roosevelt, A K E and 
A A ^; Andrew D. White, formerly United States minister to Ger- 
many, 2 ^ and 4^ Y; Stewart L. Woodford, formerly United States 
minister to Spain, A ^ and ARE; Benjamin B. Odell, formerly 
governor of New York, B n and 4^ Y ; Lloyd Lowndes, formerly 
governor of Maryland, ATA and <& K ^; Francis A. March, pro- 
fessor in Lafayette College, A K E and A A $; Rev. Theodore T. 
Munger, B 11 and ^ Y. 

In the sketches of fraternities it is noticed that in this edition the 
myth about K S being "in a spiritual sense the successor" of an order 
founded in Europe five hundred years ago entirely disappears ; scant 
mention is made of the fact that X <^, founded at Princeton in 1854, 
claims to be the successor of a society supposed to have originated 
there thirty years earlier ; and no mention at all is made of the claim 
formerly made by 2 IT that it was founded at William and Mary 
years before <> B K. 

The sketch of ^ A covers nineteen pages and is as extended 
and complete as any in the book. In the sketch of A K E appears a 
statement to which w^e take exception. Perhaps we would not be 
so particular about it if it did not concern the parent chapter and 
the fathers- of ^ A 0. The statement is that "The Miami chapter 
(of A K E) was formed by six members of the chapter of ^ A who 
could not agree with their fellow members, and it, in turn, in 1855, 
gave birth to the parent chapter of 2 X under somewhat similar 

The facts are that, in the fall of 1851, two of the twelve active 
members of ^ A at Miami were expelled for drunkenness, after 
repeated admonitions and as frequent promises to reform which were 
broken, Benjamin Harrison, president of the chapter presiding at the 
trial ; that thereupon three members, who were very intimate with the 
two members, resigned on account of these expulsions, and their resig- 
nations were accepted ; that of the five members whose membership in 
^ A was thus severed, one joined A A <^ some months later, and 
four joined with other students in establishing A K E at Miami in 
the spring of 1852, which had been proposed to them by a Deke from 
Yale when he returned to his home near Oxford, Ohio, for the 
Christmas holidays in 1851; and that of these four who became 
charter members of A K E, one later in life resigned from that frater- 
nity and was again initiated into ^ A 0. 


These facts have been published in "The History of the Phi Delta 
Theta Fraternity" and have been published time and again in The 
Scroll^ as recently as the issue for January, 1912. The facts can- 
not be successfully disputed, for we have the original records to 
prove them, and have often quoted them, and yet this misrepresenta- 
tion continues to be made. It has been made in the A K E Quarterly 
and in the historical sketch of A K E published with the 1910 cat- 
alogue of that fraternity, but the true facts should be investigated by 
Mr. Baird when he prepares the next edition of his book. 

^ A may make another complaint. It is said to have twenty-six 
inactive chapters. These include the second chapters at Miami and 
Centre, from which they were offshoots, and with which they were 
combined each after a few months, and include the chapter at Cen- 
tral University, which combined with the chapter at Centre College 
in 1901, when the two institutions were consolidated under the name 
of Central University. But inactive chapters are not counted for B © n, 
^ r.A or ^ K ^ at Washington College or Jefferson College, though 
each of these fraternities had chapters at both of these colleges, which 
colleges were consolidated. S A E had a chapter which died at Union 
University (Tennessee) and has an active chapter at South Western Bap- 
tist University. These institutions were merged in a way, but no inact- 
ive chapter for S A E at Union is counted. (The inactive chapter of 
2 A E at Centenary though not marked extinct seems to be counted as 
inactive) . Two chapters of ^ F A are not counted at all ; they were 
established at the University of Mississippi and Chapel Hill, Texas, 
before the civil war and their records were lost. Two short-lived chap- 
ters of Southern K A, called Nu and Xi, and said to have been estab- 
lished at "inferior colleges" are not counted at all. B © n took over all 
the members of Mystical Seven, living and dead, but does not count 
three Mystical chapters at Emory, Georgia and Centenary. ATA 
took over the membership of ten inactive chapers of W. W. W. but 
they are not counted. Twelve inactive chapters of the various orders 
of X * are not counted because they died before these orders were 
consolidated. A close reading of the book would probably reveal other 
omissions in the enumeration of inactive chapters. It is not believed 
that Mr. Baird intended to treat <^ A differently from other frater- 
nities in this respect ; it is a detail which he doubtless overlooked, but 
in the enumeraton ^ A gets the worst of it, and the author is re- 
quested to bear this in mind when he revises his work. 

The author notes the very rapid increase in the number of chapters 
of fraternities in the professional schools, and the increase in the num- 
ber of honorary societies. The professional fraternities include those 
established in schools of law, medicine (allopathic and homeopathic), 
osteopathy, dentistry, pharmacy, agriculture, science, engineering, tex- 
tiles, commerce ; students in chemistry courses, students in veterinary 
science, and students w^ho devote particular attention to oratory, debate, 
music and college dramatics. Professional fraternities of women in- 


elude those in medical, musical, oratorical and normal schools. The 
honorary societies are intended for those who distinguish themselves 
in scholarship, in oratory and college journalism, and in scientific, 
engineering, electrical, medical, educational and agricultural courses. 

In addition, there are brief sketches of many local fraternities for 
men and also for women, and of local professional and local hon- 
orary societies. The surprising completeness of the list is shown by 
the inclusion of several local societies that are petitioning ^ A for 
charters. There are also brief sketches of inactive fraternities, includ- 
ing ^2, K S K, and W. W. W., some of whose chapters united with 
^A0 (not, however, including AK). 

Other features of the book are an article on the legal status of 
fraternities, an extended fraternity bibliography, a directory of col- 
leges and chapters and an index. 


Although the code provides that the annual circular letters of chap- 
ters shall be dated February 1, the chapter letters for 1912, reprinted 
in the year book, are dated from January 23 to July 22, a difference 
of six months. The circular letters are similar to those of previous 
years. No one can complain that they do not give enough details 
about the colleges or athletics, but more information about the chap- 
ters is very desirable. New York Epsilon, for instance, has three 
pages about athletics at Syracuse, but only a short paragraph about 
the chapter for a whole year. The best account of the chapter is per- 
haps that of New York Alpha at Cornell and in this respect the let- 
ters of the Amherst, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State, Allegheny, 
Michigan and Iowa Wesleyan chapters deserve praise. 

The most gratifying features of the chapter letters are the refer- 
ences to the efforts made by many chapters to raise the standard of 
scholarship of their members, and the lists of college honors won by 
Phis. These lists indicate that members of ^ A are taking leading 
parts in the activities of their respective colleges. It is quite probable 
that some chapters were too modest to state their relative standing 
in scholarship, but we note that at Union, Ohio, Ohio Wesleyan and 
Hanover ^ A ® leads in scholarship, at California it stands fifth 
among twenty-six fraternities, at Amherst it had a smaller nimiber of 
failures in the mid-year examinations than any other fraternity, at 
Cornell it did not lose a man by failure to pass the mid-year examin- 
ations, at Dartmouth it did not*lose a man by the mid-year exodus, a 
remarkable record as compared with the experience of other frater- 
nities, at Virginia it ranks in scholarship above the average of frater- 
nity men, and at Pennsylvania State the fraternity's requirements re- 
garding reports of scholarship of the members are being observed. 

Among the items of special interest gleamed from the chapter let- 
ters are the following : Missouri Alpha, California Alpha and Wash- 
ington Alpha have each bought another lot and expects to build a 


new house soon. The Missouri lot is entirely paid for. Amherst 
has bought another lot and has begun building this fall. Indiana has 
bought a lot and expects to build soon. Cornell also is talking about 
a new house. Emory has entirely paid for its house. 

Brother H. L. Wilson is at work on a history of the Northwestern 
chapter. Colorado had a successful parents day last May, when par- 
ents of the active members were entertained by the chapter. On- 
March 1 Washburn had a Phi Delta play by one of its members at 
the chapter house, with a complete stage and a set of scenery spec- 
ially painted for the production. Pennsylvania State had a Christ- 
mas tree, and a show by the freshmen members, just before Christ- 

Part I of the year book contains the preface of the editor, an 
article about * A in general during 1911-12, and the following 
matter prepared for the third edition of the Mannual: Statistics 
of chapter houses, a list of prominent members of ^ A €), and 
statistics showing the number of active chapters and the member- 
ship of fraternities. This introductory matter, with illustrations of 
chapter houses, makes 28 pages, the chapter letters cover 385 pages ; 
and Part II, comprising the lists of alumni and active members by 
classes, 543 pages. 

The compilation of a book of this size and with so many details 

is a burdensome task. The editor this vear is Brother Thomas A. 

Davis, who did the work in addition to his work as R. G. C. and 

editor of The Scroll and The Palladium, He deserves much credit 

for the careful attention he has given to the book. However, a 

doubt has arisen in the minds of many as to whether the present 

system of issuing chapter letters and publishing them again in book 

form is a success, or rather whether the results justify the large 

expense. Brother Davis says: 

The editor entertains grave doubts as to the advisability of continuing the 
publication of the year book in the future. We do not believe the good de- 
rived by either the chapters themselves or the alumni is commensurate with the 
trouble and expense involved, and we hope the next national convention will 
either modify the present plan as required by the code or devise a new scheme 
whereby equal benefit may be had with less expense to the chapters than our 
present plan. 

In the December Palladium the undersigned will propose a sub- 
stitute for the annual chapter letter and year book plan. The pro- 
vision of the code for the publications every four years of a cata- 
logue with an alphabetical index and a residence directory has not 
been observed. The greatest need of ^ A now is a complete cata- 
logue with these features. Brother Davis has very carefully revised 
the alumni lists in the vear book, and about half of these lists are 
entirely new, but much work in correcting addresses and collecting 
data about occupations and other details remains to be done before 
a catalogue such as the Fraternity should have can be published. 

Walter B. Palmer. 



The Chicago convention, the thirty-second national meeting of 
Phi Delta Theta, is naturally at this time the topic of greatest im- 
portance in the minds of the Phi world. We are all looking for- 
ward to this gathering with mingled anticipations of pleasure and 
profit and we have no hesitancy whatever in predicting that no one 
will be disappointed in either expectation. The preliminary arrange- 
ments are being handled in a most expeditious and thorough manner 
by our hosts, the Chicago Alumni Club. Everything possible to 
be done for our accommodation, comfort and entertainment, has been 
or will be arranged for, by the club's conunittees. The management 
of the Hotel La Salle, where the convention is to be held, has been 
most courteous and liberal in extending to the general council and 
Fraternity at large all the Concessions and aid in the matter of de- 
tails that go toward the holding of a successful convention. All in 
all we predict that this convention will, in every particular, eclipse 
all the thirty-one that have preceded it. 

Fraternity business, being the primary reason for the convention, 
is a matter that should have first place in the minds of all delegates. 
While we believe that ours is the best fraternity, yet we must not 
allow any complacency on that score to cause us to forget that we 
are by no means perfect. True, our ideals and purposes as ex- 
pressed in the Bond we may regard as practical perfection, still our 
methods of working up to those ideals and the details of working out 
those purposes are not yet perfect. Past conventions have always 
marked improvement and we know of no good reason to believe that 
at Chicago another long step forward will not be taken. To do so, 
however, requires careful and clear thinking in advance and full 
and free discussion in session. So, while we are enjoying to the full 
the elaborate entertainment that will be provided for us, let us all, 
officers, delegates and visitors, see to it that the very best that is in 
us be reserved for use in the important business that will confront 
us on the floor of the national convention. The eyes of Phis the 
country over will be upon us and it is our duty and privilege to act 
and legislate in such a way as to mark a distinct epoch in the history 
of Phi Delta Theta. 


While to the Fraternity in general the convention is the thing of 
utmost present importance, to each chapter the selection of its dele- 
gate to the convention occupies a similar position. In the eyes of all 
in attendance the convention judges each chapter largely by its dele- 
gate. What he is and what he does is the main criterion of what his 
chapter is and does. We feel confident that our chapters will have 
this idea clearly in mind when they elect their representative , and 
hence send to Chicago their very best, whether he be athlete, class- 
room leader, orator, social light or specialist in any line of college 
activity. But no one of those lines or any kind of chapter politics 
should wholly influence a choice. Neither should any delegate be 
bound and gagged by instructions. Those may be harsh words but 
such a condition cannot be more correctly described. An instructed 
delegate cannot possibly cut much of a figure in a convention held 
for the purpose of free and open discussion and action, and such is 
the true purpose of our convention. A delegate certainly ought to 
know so far as possible the sentiment and feeling of the members of 
his chapter on questions that are likely to come before the convention 
and he ought to act in accordance therewith just so far as that senti- 
ment and feeling accords with what is best for the Fraternity as a 
whole. It ought never to be forgotten that Phi Delta Theta is truly 
a nation wide organization and in convention assembled should al- 
ways act by following the expressed will of the majority. Such is 
the fundamental principle of real democracy and real democracy 
is one of our ideals. There will no doubt many divisions of opinion 
occur, many warm and spirited discussions take place but we believe 
in the end that, with a spirit of concession and compromise on the 
part of those on the farthest end of any controversy, all disputed 
questions will finally be decided in a manner that will redound to 
the credit and uplift of our entire brotherhood. No delegate with 
binding instructions can be of much assistance in arriving at this 
most desirable result, hence, we ask chapters to refrain from so doing. 

A further reason for not instructing is the fact that with seventy- 
three active chapters, each with their own individual problems, ten 
provinces with different conditions to meet, east, west, north and 
south with their peculiar positions to maintain, no one chapter can 
possibly have a sufficiently broad outlook to determine in advance how 
to act upon any question, whether of expansion or contraction or 
internal or external improvement. Colorado cannot say to Vermont, 


Ohio to Texas or Minnesota to Georgia that such and such a policy 
and no other must be adopted, nor can chapters from the finan- 
cially and numerically great institutions such as Colimibia, Van- 
derbilt, Pennsylvania, California and Wisconsin dictate the policy 
of the Fraternity as concerns chapters from the smaller colleges 
such as Williams, Wabash, Emory, Westminster and Sewanee. But, 
if in a broad spirit of open mindedness and in the light of full and 
free discussion and consideration, we enter upon and perform the 
duties devolving upon us in this convention, there can be no doubt 
that when we adjourn sine die, the result of our labors will more 
nearly approach the ideals of perfection a true college brotherhood 
ought to attain. 

A perusal of the chapter correspondence in this issue of The 
Scroll again calls to mind the fact that we are growing by leaps 
and bounds. Almost without exception all our chapters report a 
successful rushing season and if this year's harvest of freshmen is 
to be judged by the past we can truly congratulate ourselves upon 
both the quantity and quality of our recruits. To all our new pledges 
and initiates we extend a hearty welcome into a society whose ideals 
are high and whose work is never ended. We believe the step just 
taken will never be regretted; by them because we believe we can 
help them, by us because we know that as they enter upon the 
numerous duties and privileges of active chapter life we are assured 
of continued prosperity as a Fraternity. We want our first message 
to them to be that only as they participate in our labors can they 
enjoy our benefits, for no member ever obtains any good out of 
an organization, be it political, social, religious or fraternal, unless 
he puts something into it, and the former is always measured by 
the latter. From the standpoint of the alumni we assure our 
neophites of our most hearty support as they advance to the place 
where they must take up the responsibility of maintaining Phi Delta 
Theta in her present high standing. Our toast to them is: "Here 
is to four years of hard work, high attainment, good times and suc- 
cessful graduation." 



Reporters are requested to forward chapter letters on the loth of the month preced- 
ing the month of publication. 

Please study to make letters terse. Facts which show the progress of the institution 
shoidd he recorded, hut chapter news, rather than ordinary college news, is desired. 
Kindly omit mention of changes among professors and of athletic events unless mem- 
bers of Phi Delta Theta are concerned. 

Please write all proper names very cleariv or, if possible, typewrite the letters. 
Begin and end letters as they af^ear below. Write on only one side of the paper. 

The Editor wUl appreciate the loan of cuts of college views of chapter groups or 
houses. Plates should be properly marked and should be mailed or expressed to Ths 
Scroll, care of the George Banta Publishing Company, Menasha, Wis., and prints 
from them or a list of them sent to the Editor. Plate's larger than 4 by z inches, in 
either dimension, cannot be used. 

Photographs of parties or scenes which would make interesting illustrations will he 
very acceptable, 


The new year began with a great deal of promise both for the school in 
general and for Phi Delta Theta. There were more men to enroll in the 
freshman class than in all others combined. The prospects are that the 
ensuing term will be prosperous for all. 

Alabama Alpha returned fifteen men this year, and to this number have 
added seven freshmen. These new men are Brothers Thomas, Saunders, 
White, Jones, Van DeGraaff, Foster, and Kirkpatrick. The rushing season 
is now over, and everybody has settled down to work. 

The first examinations are not more than two weeks off, and it is to be 
hoped that no men will be lost because of them. 

Brother Moody who is captain of this year's football team, hurt his leg 
the first of the season and since then has been unable to go out. This is 
all the more regrettable as this is the last year he will be able to play under 
the S. I. A. A. rules. We are also represented in football by the three Van 
De Graaff brothers, two of whom have already made the team. 

The chapter has been grieved because of the fact that Brother Jones had 
an attack of appendicitis and was forced to go home. However he was suc- 
cessfully operated upon, and is now mending rapidly. 

F. M. Brown. 

Tuscaloosa, Ala., October 15, 1912. 


Alabama Beta has experienced an exceptionally good rushing season, not 
having lost a single man ; and we take pleasure in presenting to the fra- 
ternity: Brothers Duncan Nolan, *I3, Birmingham, Ala.; Glenn Andrews, 
*IS, Montgomery, Ala.; B. O. Driver, *I5, Roanoke, Ala. ; J. W. Hudson, 
*i6, Montgomery, Ala.; J. B. Perry, '16, Memphis, Tenn. ; Glenn Liddell, 
*i6, Camden, Ala.; also Phikeia Jack Smith, '15, Montgomery, Ala. 

In the class elections, Alabama Beta received many honors: Brother Wil- 
son was elected the representative of the honor committee for the junior class. 
The honor system was strengthened by several amendments unanimously voted 
by the student body. Brother Wilson was also elected the junior business 
manager of the Orange and Blue — the college weekly; Brother Groover was 
elected treasurer and Brother McCary secretary of the junior class. 

At the close of rushing season Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon 
joined hands and were the hosts at an informal dance given in honor of their 
new men. The dance was given at the Phi Delta Theta house, and about 
twenty-five couples were present. 

During rushing season we were very much pleased to have several of our 
alumni with us, among them being: Brothers E. J. Collier, Montgomery, 


Ala.; R. A. Stratford, Ft. Mitchell, Ala.; C. £. Sauls, Columbus, Ga. ; Charles 
Carter, Savannah, Ga. ; George Clawer, Opelika, Ala.; R. C. Smith, Opelika, 
Ala. J. W. Williams. 

Auburn, Ala., October 17, 19 12. 


The -fall term is now in full swing. Our university can boast this year 
of the largest undergraduate student body in the United States and a total 
enrollment exceeded only^ by the Columbia University. With a freshman 
class of over thirteen hundred, rushing season was very exciting and al- 
though California Alpha is one of twenty-eight men's fraternities six of 
which have new homes this year, we came out with flying colors and are very 
happy to present to the fraternity, Brothers John Ingle, Earl Hazelrigg, Bliss 
Jackson, Daniel Ellis, Donald Albright, Thomas Huntington, Curtis O'Sulli- 
van, George Mastic, Kenneth Watson. 

As has been the case heretofore Phi Delta Theta is well represented in all 
student activities. Brother Harold Nachtrieb, '14, has been elected to the 
Sphinx honor society. He also represents us on the university orchestra and 
on the Bltu and Gold. Brothers James Todd, '15, and Lee Rathbone, '14, 
are out for full track practice. Brother Harry Dunn, '15, is doing excellent 
work as athletic editor of The Daily Calif ornian. Brother Paul Cadman, '15, 
was elected to the sophomore yell leadership and to a place on the sophomore 
hop committee. Both Brothers Dethlefsen and Cadman were elected to member- 
ship in the Senate Debating Society. 

The freshmen have made a splendid start. Three of them are out for 
track ; Brothers Albright and Ellis are on the daily paper ; Brother Bliss 
Jackson was elected to the glee club; and Brother Kenneth Watson did fine 
work on the freshman football squad. 

It is with great pleasure that we have affiliated Brothers Howard Porter, 
'14, from Nebraska Alpha and Richard McClure, '15, from Tennessee Alpha. 
It is also a source of gratification to have Brother Edward Brainerd, '14, 
return after a six months leave of absence. 

In conclusion we are glad to report progress. Our scholarship record is 
good ; our new house plans are developing rapidly, and our outlook for the 
future is exceedingly bright. Paul F. Cadman. 

Berkeley, Cal., October 16, 1912. 


Stanford University opened this fall August 28 with an enrollment of 1656 
students, and on October i it attained its majority. It may be justly said that 
the university is now in its Golden Age. 

Rushing was of a very strenuous character this semester. California Beta 
takes pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity Brothers P. E. Spalding, Port- 
land, Ore.; W. C. Croft, Ouray, Colo.; C. W. Jordan, Ouray, Colo.; E. L. 
Hayes, Edenvale; F. S. Hollister, San Luis Obispo; together with Phikeias 
L. Ellis, Los Angeles, and B. Peterson, San Diego. Brother L. C. Stevens, 
Oregon Alpha, has been affiliated. The chapter now numbers twenty-four men. 

At present the university is in the midst of the Rugby season, the varsity 
only suffering defeat to the Wasatahs of Australia by a score of 6-0, and with 
the big game only three weeks away, Stanford's prospects are very bright. 
Phi Delta Theta is represented by Brothers R. Noble, A. Sanborn, and H. 
Thoburn. Brothers E. Hays, F. Hollister represented us on the freshman 
Rugby team. Fall training in baseball has begun. Brother P. McLaughlin 
is showing remarkable ability as a pitcher. Brother Childs has also signed up. 

We are represented on the glee club by G. Beirhaus, as manager, and W. 
Thoburn. L. Childs is manager of the mandolin club of which V. McClurg is 
also a member. C. Croft is a member of the Stanford band. C. Jordan has 
been elected president of the freshman class. E. Wells is chairman of the 


'Ting Ugly" committee. W. Hammon has been elected to Geology and Mining 
Society. S. Beirhans claims membership to Mim Kaph Mim. 

Of the last year's chapter who did not return. Brother T. Sanborn is in 
Redlands; S. Morgan is at Johns Hopkins; A. King is in San Francisco; 
H. Hubbard is in Redlands ; C. Numan is in Stockton ; A. Hails is at Taff. 

During the last summer* Brother Dr. Harold Hill, '98, was appointed 
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Stanford Medical College. 

Stanford University, Cal., October 14, 19 12. R. £. Roberts. 


Although Colorado Alpha returned only six old men when school opened 
September 8, the chapter was strengthened greatly by the afifiliation of Kenneth 
W. MacPherson of New Hampshire Alpha and William D. Fleming of Ken- 
tucky Alpha-Delta. Rushing parties opened with a smoker on the night of 
September 14, at which many alumni were present. The following day likely 
freshmen were piled on horses and given a jaunt to the Alphs in Boulder Canon. 

After four weeks of rushing Colorado announces the following pledges: 
Howard Beck, Leadville, Colo.; Don Downing, Pueblo, Colo.; James Black- 
wood, Detroit, Mich.; Robert Griffin, Kansas City, Mo.; Richard CHiles, 
Columbia, S. C. ; Steere De Mathew, Denver, Colo.; and Kenneth White, 
Boulder, Colo. A dance was given in honor of the pledges September 27. 
A new novelty, the singing of four "colored gentlemen*' from the south was 
interspersed among the dances. 

On the night of October 20 initiation was held for the seven pledges and, 
after the ritual ceremony, all sat down to a banquet at the Boulderado hotel. 
Brother Judge J. D. Fleming, '75, of Kentucky Alpha-Delta acted as toast- 
master and active men and alumni responded. 

In debating and dramatics this year Brother Eugene Millikin will repre- 
sent us. Phikeia Robert Griffin made the dramatic club. On the basketball 
squad we will be represented by Brothers James Reynolds, Kenneth Mac- 
Pherson and Phikeia Steere Mathew. Brother Jack Haley, captain of the 
1 9 10 Varsity baseball team has re-entered school. Brother James Reynolds 
will join the baseball squad as soon as practice begins. Brother William 
Flemhig who holds the Kentucky state record for the half mile in 2.01 and 
the mile in 4.50 will don a track suit this month. Brother John Henderson 
represents us on the tri-weekly, Silver and Gold, as athletic editor and was 
elected to Torch and Shield, a sophomore honorary society. Brother James 
Re3molds and his "fair one" will lead the junior prom as chairman of the 
committee. John W. Henderson. 

Boulder, Colo., October 16, 19 12. 


The University of Georgia opened its 127th session on September 18 with 
the largest enrollment in the history of the institution. 

The football men reported early for work, and prospects now look bright. 
Brother Saneker of last year's team is back and will play quarter-back. 
Brothers Powell (brother of Tom Powell of last year) and Dorsey, two new 
brothers, have made the squad. Brother Ed Dorsey weighs only 120 pounds. 
He played the last few minutes in the recent Georgia-Vandcrbilt game, and 
was declared by many to have played the best game of any of the Georgia 

The chapter returned twenty-one men and initiated thirteen men, making a 
total of thirty-four. We were extremely successful during rushing season, 
losing only one man. We take pleasure in presenting to the Fraternity the 
following new men: Brothers Bob Lee Trimble, Trimble, Ga.; Horace 
Cements, Buena Vista, Ga. ; Jackson Lee Daniel, Millen, Ga. ; Lorance Atkins, 
Gainesville* Ga.; John William Powell, Newnan, Ga.; Louis Lester, AUanta, 
Ga.; Jack O. Johnson, Franklin, N. C; George D. Allen, Brunswick, Ga.; 


D. N. Bussy, Augusta, Ga. ; Pieregaitur Walker, Madison, Ga. ; Paul Barnes, 
Atlanta, Ga. ; Champ H. Homes, Macon, Ga. ; Ed Dorsey, Athens, Ga. 

We have always ranked at the top in class standing, and this year (as things 
seem now) will be no exception. Last year Brother Brown graduated with 
honors, and Brother Hill Freeman is expected to graduate with first honor this 
year. Brother Henry Howard is one of our loyal seniors, ranks high in the 
military department of the school, and is president of the Thalians. Brother 
William Meadow received his A. B. degree last year, and is back with us 
taking a course in law at the university. 

Several of our members who graduated last year showed their Phi spirit 
by coming to Athens during rushing season and the aid they rendered us 
was appreciated beyond words. F. A. Holden. 

Athens, Ga., October 27, 1912. 


Georgia Beta secured its usual quota of desirable material during the 
''spiking" season just closed and takes pleasure in presenting to the Fraternity 
Brothers J. F. Thomas, Americus, Ga. ; Robert Blackshear, Dublin, Ga. ; 
Charles Merritt, Greensboro, Ga. ; Neal Thomas, Cordele, Ga. ; Garland Wil- 
liams, Lyons, Ga. ; Robert Walker, Warrenton, Ga., and Phikeia Eldred 
Smith, Dublin, Ga. 

Brother Charlie Middlebrooks, '14, has returned to college after an absence of 
two years. Brother L. C. Gray, ^12, is also with us in hot pursuit of a 
Master's degree. Prospects for honors this year are unusually good. In 
addition we have a crowd of hard-working, conservative men who can be re- 
lied upon to "stick" and achieve results. 

In every phase of college activity Phis are found ; in most instances taking 
the lead and holding down the places of responsibility. Brother Pearce, '13, 
is editor in chief of the Phoenix and Brother Foote, *i3,*on the editorial 
staif of the Campus. 

In the debating world we are equally well represented. In a recent election 
Brothers Gray, '13, and Pearce, '13, were named impromptu debaters from 
Phi Gamma and Brother Middlebrooks, '14, fall term debater to fill the 
vacancy caused by the failure of Brother King, '15, to return to college. 

The D.V. S. senior honorary society contains Brother Pearce, '13, and the 
"Owls" upp>er classmen social organization Brothers Walton, '13, Foote, *I3, 
Pearce, '13, Wright, '14, and Pearce, T. J. '14. D. V. S. is limited to seven 
men and the "Owls" to twelve; these facts speak for themselves. 

In the athletic world we are no less prominent. Intercollegiate football is 
prohibited but interest is high in class ball. On the senior team is Brother 
Culver and Brother Pearce, captain; on the junior Brother Middlebrooks, 
manager, and T. J. Pearce; on the sophomore Brothers Matthews and Monroe 
and on the freshman Brothers McCord and Williams. 

Brother Matthews, '15, was recently elected Dux of the sophomore class. 

Oxford, Ga., October 18, 19 12. H. J. Pearce, Jr. 


Georgia Gamma having closed a successful rushing season announces the 
following initiates: Duncan Pate, Hawkinsville ; S. J. Henderson, Round 
Oak; R. W. Wimberly, Fort Gaines, J. B. Stubbs, J. D. Carlisle, F. O. 
Schofield, Macon. Brothers Landrum and Capers have returned to college 
after being absent for two and three years respectively. So that now the chap- 
ter numbers seventeen. Brother Roddenberry has been forced to leave college 
on account of illness. We hope that he will be able to return soon as he is a 
prime factor in Mercer athletics. 

At present the most interesting topic of discussion on the campus is the 
Mercer-Tech football game which is to be played October 19 in the Central 


City. Brother Norman, captain, and Brothers Irwin, Wills and Brown are 
representing Phi Delta Theta on the squad. 

The Orange and Black has already taken its place among the best college 
weeklies. Brother J. B. Cobb is associate editor and Brother C. B. Jones is 
business manager of this publication. 

Alumni Day was observed by the chapter October 15. Brother E. Y. 
Mallary had charge of the program and he gave us a most helpful talk on the 
topic announced in the September Scroll. C. B. Landrum. 

Macon, Ga., October 16, 1912. 


Georgia Delta opened her tenth year with sixteen men returning. This 
year bids fair to be the most prosperous in our history. When rushing season 
had closed, and school had begun in earnest, we found eight new men in our 
midst, namely: Irving Reilly, Jr., Chattanooga, Tenn. ; Claude H. Smith, 
Palmetto, Ga. ; Herman H. Sancken, Augusta, Ga. ; RobeH H. Maupin, 
Atlanta, Ga, ; Simeon N. Brown, Fort Valley, Ga. ; Archibald B. West, At- 
lanta, Ga.; Charles £. Freeman, Social Circle, Ga. ; and John M. Slaton, Jr., 
Atlanta, Ga. We take great pleasure in introducing these men to the Fra- 
ternity. Brother Roan, after a year's experience in business circles, has again 
returned to Tech. 

Tech has just published plans for an extensive athletic Held, much larger 
than the present one, the grandstands and gymnasium to be built of concrete. 
This is to be constructed on the site of our present field. Chances were very 
slim at the beginning of the year for even the semblance of a football team, 
but Coach Heisman rounded up material, as he always does, and our outlook 
is brighter now. We started the season with a no score game and two vic- 
tories. Brother M. B. Hutton represents the chapter on the varsity team, 
while we have several aspirants for positions on the second team. 

In recent class elections Brother Waldo Slaton was elected secretary and 
treasurer of the junior class and Brother Harvey Maupin was elected vice- 
president of the apprentice class. Brother Charles Ely was elected manager 
of the glee club. 

We had Brother Lanier, our province president, and Brothers Conner, 
Stout, Montgomery and Turner to pay us delightful visits lately. 

Atlanta, Ga., October 18, 19 12. Harold O. Rogers. 


The university opened on September 15 with the largest enrollment on 
record and unusually bright prospects for the year 1912-1913. Sixteen mem- 
bers out of a possible nineteen returned a week early 'to find the chapter house 
in the best condition it has ever been. We were very successful in rushing 
this year, having pledged thirteen of the very best men entering Idaho, and not 
losing a bid that we extended. This makes our chapter large and especially 
strong in every branch of college activities. 

Football prospects are very encouraging with the new material and with 
Brother J. G. Griffith, Iowa Wesleyan, as coach again. Brothers Leuschel 
and Phillips and Phikeias Brown, Lockhart, Shipkey, Eaves, Jardine, Keane, 
and Dingle are trying out for the team. 

Brother Mulkey has recently been elected photo editor for the 19 14 annual. 
Brother S. L. Denning has received a commission as captain in the batallion. 
Brothers Cornwall and Fawcett are members of the Pan- Hellenic council. 
Phikeia Owens is president of the freshman class. Brothers Soulen, Curtis, 
and Fawcett have been elected to Tau Alpha, a junior honorary society. 

Idaho Alpha will observe Alumni Day, October 15, with a smoker. Many 
of the alumni will be present. 


The left wing of the Administration Building is now near completion, and 
will be ready for occupancy about January i. 

Moscow, Idaho, October 15, 1912. Vernon P. Fawcett. 


We have had a promising beginning this year at Northwestern. All but 
two of the chapter returned this fall. Brother Paddock is attending business 
college at Burlington, Iowa, and Brother Pasewalk is in the Engineering School 
at Illinois. 

Tlie gap in the ranks left by these two brothers is filled, however, by the 
return of Brother Faul Luker, who is enrolled as a junior in the Law School, 
and Brother W. J. Vaught of Texas Gamma, who will affiliate with us. 

In our rushing we were successful even beyond our expectations, pledging 
as strong an aggregation of freshmen as we have ever had. Our list of 
Phikeias this year is as follows: Walter J. Kelly» Chicago; J. L. TurnbuU, 
Speer, 111. ; Douglas T, Hoffman, Kenyon Pope, Brenton U. Groves, Wilmette, 
111.; £. Byers Wilcox, LaPorte, Ind. ; Clarence S. Lathbury, Havana, 111.; 
Frank W. Hawley, Huntington, Ind.; Grant Goodrich, Chicago; and William 
V. Wilson, Fargo, North Dakota. Phikeia John J. Cosner, of Louisiana, is 
a junior in the College of Liberal Arts. 

Brother Yaple, '12, is in the Y. M. C. A. work in New York City; Brother 
Pope, 'i2» is engaged in farming in Biloxi, Miss.; and Brother Weese, '12, 
is a chemist at the Illinois Steel Works in Chicago. Brother Aldrich is in 
the Medical School this year and Brother Grady, of DePauw, is instructor 
in physical training at Northwestern. 

The Phis in this chapter are taking an active part in college affairs this 
year and are receiving their share of the honors as well. Brother Wilson is 
president of the athletic association of the Interfratemity Council; Brother 
Stockton, president of the sophomore class; Brother Dick, Liberal Arts man- 
ager of the Syllabus; Brother Eaton, circulation manager of the Daily North- 
western; Brother Forbes, varsity cheer leader; Brother Hightower, quarter- 
back on the varsity football team, and Phikeia Tumbull, chairman of the 
freshman play. 

Besides these, the brothers and Phikeias have shown an interest in the 
various athletic teams. Brother Johnson is on the track team, Phikeias Groves 
and Kelly on the freshman track team, and Phikeias Goodrich and Lathbury 
are members of the freshman swimming squad. Brothers Eaton, Wilson, 
Stockton, Voak, and Messelhiser, and Phikeias Cosner, Kelly, and Hoffman 
play on the various class football teams. 

The first informal party of Illinois Alpha was held at Kenilworth Hall on 
October 12. William C. Kelley. 

Evanston, III., October 18, 19 12. 


Honored by the presence of President Lamkin, Secretary Coxe, Reporter 
Davis and Treasurer Pope of the general council and many Phis of other 
chapters, the active members of Illinois Beta formally opened the school 
year after several weeks of strenuous but productive work. Through their 
preliminary struggles the active chapter had the ever-ready and helping hand 
of their alumni. Brothers Quantrell, Steffen, Hales, Krog, Caldwell, Carter, 
Radford, Godso, Smith, Jlainsey and Tiedebohl gave no little of their time and 
thought to assist the chapter. To these and the visiting brothers the chapter 
is particularly grateful. 

The rushing season has been one characterized by keen competition and its 
attending excitement. In it the chapter gains distinction by securing some of 
the best fraternity material which has ever entered the university. This is 
particularly significant as it not only attests to the strength of the local chap- 
ter in securing such men but assures the strength of the chapter in the future. 


Among our pledges is Harrison Acker, now one of the freshmen football 
players and a man whom Coach Stagg believes to be a coming star of the 
first magnitude. 

Phis from other schools who have entered the university and are enthusias- 
tically taking part in the affairs of the fraternity are the following: Brothers 
Gee, from Ohio Alpha; Rice and Ross, from South Dakota Alpha; Harrison 
and Allen, from Texas Gamma; Miller, from Indiana Delta; Perry, from 
Illinois Delta and Stout from New Hampshire Alpha. 

Brother Steffen is now helping Coach Stagg with the football team in pre- 
paration for the game with Wisconsin. Brother Stevens of Illinois Alpha is 
now a member of the English department of the university. 

The following Phis have visited the chapter: The Green brothers, from 
Illinois Eta, Wood, of Wisconsin Alpha, and Murdock, of Illinois Alpha. 
Brother Murdock is vice president of Zeta Province. 

Chicago, 111., October 30, 1912. William S. Mathews. 


Illinois Delta has begun what promises to be a very successful year. That 
this is not fiction but fact yon may see by the following. Although somewhat 
handicapped during rushing season by the lack of a good house, yet we have 
secured a number of strong freshmen. The list of our pledges runs as fol- 
lows : Franz Harshbarger, Abingdon, 111. ; ]^. Parr, Astoria, 111. ; Carrol, Brad- 
ford, 111. ; William Tomlinson, Galesburg, 111. ; Samuel Harrington, Gales- 
burg; Irvin Gabrielson, Galesburg; Steven Rush, Galesburg. 

Phikeia Harshbarger is playing on the varsity football team and Phikeia 
Carrol has made the glee club. Brothers Wilkins, Plantz and McWilliams are 
holding down positions on the varsity, while Brothers Gridley and Pollock are 
playing stellar games with the reserves. Brother Wilkins is manager of the 
varsity this year. Brother Prince is captain of this year's basketball team. 
Brother Welsh is editor of the Knox Student and Brother Jacobson is a mem- 
ber of the staff. Brothers Atkins, Crawford and Gillis have made the glee 
club. Brother Gillis is head of the labor bureau of the college. We are for- 
tunate to have Brother Wilkins again as house manager. 

As October 15 was appointed as alumni night the chapter made suitable 
preparations and invited the town alumni down to the house for the evening. 
About a dozen responded and a very pleasant evening was spent Enter- 
tainment was furnished by the freshmen, after which refreshments were served. 
It is on such occasions that the active chapter can best get acquainted with 
the alumni and vice versa. We hope to duplicate the performance later in 
the year. 

Although Illinois Delta lost a number of strong men last year we have 
reason to believe that the chapter this year will equal that of former years. 
We are looking forward to a most eventful and gratifying year. 

Galesburg, 111., October 32, 19 12. Vernon M. WelsA. 


Lombard College opened on September 3 for its 60th year of work. The 
college this year is under a new head and shows a decided gain in attendance. 
Everything indicates that under the new management the college is to pass 
through its most successful 3rear. 

All of last years men returned this fall except Brothers Pierce Webster and 
George Webster who are attending Dartmouth, Simmons with the Burlington 
railroad, and Cropper, Brumfiel and RadclifFe whom we lost by graduation. 
Brother Buck who has been out of school for two years has returned to col- 
lege this fall. We succeeded in pledging the best eight men in college. 
These new men are Don Brewer, Webster City, Iowa; Edward Dunham, Oak 
Park, 111.; Phil Leonard, Joliet 111.; Grover Smith, Lockport, 111.; William 


Buck» Joliet, 111.; Harry Stream, Creston, Iowa; Harry Snooks, Chicago 
Heights, 111.; and Frank Unmack, Joliet, 111. 

The football prospects are good under our new coach *'Andy" Gill of 
Indiana. There are seven old L men back. Brother Bragdon is captain of 
the team and Brothers Shinn, Leeper and Buck are old Phis on the squad. 
Phikeia Leonard is showing up well in the back field as well as Phikeia 
Smith and Unmack in the line. Although we lost our first game to Mon- 
mouth by a decisive score, the men are working hard and exi)ect to win the 
majority of the games. 

Practically all of the bunch are planning on attending the national con- 
vention in Chicago, and together with the Knox and alumni delegation. Gales- 
burg Phis should be well represented. Here's for it. 

Phikeia Leonard as president led the freshmen in their annual class scrap 
with the sophomores. The freshmen won easily and had the sophomores 
defeated by over numbers. 

Brother Hale is editor of the college paper. The Lombard Review. 

Brother Leeper is managing The Stroller, iht college annual. 

Illinois Zeta entertained at an informal dance given in the Gymnasium on 
October 5. Alumni Day is to be observed by the serving of an informal 
dinner at the house. 

We have had visits since school started from Brothers Walter Hughes, '08, 
Hon. J. B. Harsh, *66, Lyman McCarl, *8s, C. A. Buck, '75, F, Webster, '11, 
Glenn Bass, '13, D. M. Brumfiel, '12, and others. 

Galesburg, 111., October 11, 1912. Kenneth L. Bragdon. 


Illinois Eta has just entered upon her nineteenth year of existence. At 
the opening of school we had twenty-three old men back, eight of whom were 
seniors. From such a bright outlook we can only hope for the best year that 
this chapter has had in some time. The rushing season was exceedingly 
successful and we had but little trouble in securing the eight men that we 
most desired. We will not be able to initiate these men until the second 
semester, and not then unless they pass twelve hours of work. This is a 
new Pan-Hellenic ruling which has just gone into effect in this institution. 
Special attention is being paid to our scholarship standing and no doubt 
we will be able to initiate all our freshmen. 

This chapter observed Alumni Day on October 15, and banqueted the newly 
formed Alumni Club of Champaign — Urbana. Practically all the town and 
faculty Phis were present which made it a very enjoyable gathering. 

Illinois Eta is preparing for the annual home coming on November 16, 
and is making efforts to get every alumnus back for it. If we do not get 
them back for this home coming we fully intend to get every single one back 
in IJ913, as then we are going to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of 
this chapter with a grand celebration. 

Illinois Eta is well fixed so far as honors are concerned. Woolston is foot- 
ball captain, Rathbun is football manager, Morris is president of the athletic 
association, Kimbell is interscholastic manager. Meek is circus manager. 
Downing is leader of the glee club, Conrad is athletic editor of The Daily 
mini, Pope is fraternity editor of the Illio and a member of the student 
council. Charles T. Meek. 

Champaign, 111., October 20, 1912. 


In the annual university political campaign Indiana Alpha drew her share 
of the honors. Brother Jack Jones was elected junior class president. Brother 
Ramsay vice-president of the senior class and Brother Everett McGriff scrap- 
captain of the sophomores. 


Brother Minton has played a consistent game of football in every game this 

By a vote of six to three, Sigma Chi was ousted from the Pan-Hellenic 
council for violation of the pledging rules. Indiana Alpha took the initiative 
in this movement. Delta Tau Delta and Sigma Nu being the only fraternities 
favoring Sigma Chi. This action on the part of the Pan-Hellenic council 
was the culmination of the trouble which has been brewing for several years, 
on account Sigma Chi's attitude toward the other members of the Pan- 
Hellenic council. 

Philip Bruner, formerly captain and coach of Earlham's football and base- 
ball teams was initiated October 17. Brother Remy of Indiana Zeta and 
Brother Hare of Wisconsin Alpha were affiliated, making seventeen active 
members. With nine Phikeias namely: Jones, Cordes, Barkley, Carll, Mc- 
Cnrdy, Miller, Hovey, Foster and Wagstaff, the outlook for a very successful 
year is promising. CLYDE MORRISON. 

Bloomington, Ind., October 24, 191 2. 


Indiana Beta takes great pleasure in announcing to the Fraternity the 
following pledges : Frank C. Fishback, Jr., Indianapolis, Ind. ; Emory Luc- 
cock, Oak Park, 111.; Harold S. Watson, Knightstown, Ind.; Lester Rough, 
Goshen, Ind.; Thomas Noble, Jr., Indianapolis, Ind.; Clifford Nichols, Ox- 
ford, Ind.; and Charles £. Tracewell, Washington, D. C. Indiana Beta 
returned sixteen old men this year and Brother Wilson Coplen of Indiana 
Zeta has affiliated with the chapter. With seventeen active men now in the 
chapter and with seven pledges prospects for the year 1912-13 look unusually 
bright. We wish to present to the Fraternity Brother Luther £. Ellis, who 
was initiated October 5. 

As usual we are strongly represented in college activities this year. Brother 
Carrithers is manager of the football team, business manager of the Wabash, 
liie college magazine, and president of the Wabash College Wilson Club. 
Brother W. L. Federmann is manager of the glee and mandolin clubs. Brother 
SiK>hn, who has been on the glee club for three years, will again make the trip 
this year, also Brother Russell. Brother Cravens, who is playing center on the 
varsity football team, is playing in great form this year. He is also secretary 
treasurer of the athletic association. Brothers Lee Craig, Gavit, and Carri- 
thers are associate editors of The Bachelor. Brother Davidson is vice-presi- 
dent of the Lyceum Literary Society. Phikeia Tracewell is vice-president of 
the senior class and editor in chief of the Wabash. Phikeia Nichols is making 
good in football and has good chances of making a letter this year. 

During the vacation a new hard-wood floor was laid in the dining-room, 
which greatly improves the interior appearance of the house. 

Indiana Beta hopes to be well represented at the national convention at 
Chicago in December. W. L. Craig. 

Crawfordsville, Ind., October 19, 191 2. 


On Tuesday, September 19, the school year opened at Butler. The Phi Deltas 
made a good rush and we have the best that entered the college. They are 
Newton Browder, Maurice Sellers, Paul Ogg, Ralph Tapscott, Ralph Arnold, 
Lester Harris and Paul Ward. With these good men we expect to raise our 
class marks above those of any other fraternity. Brother Richardson was in- 
itiated during the early part of the term. 

We have eight men living in the house this year, which is a larger number 
than we have had for many years. The fraternity makes it a policy to ask 
one or more of the older brothers to give us a talk on each meeting night. 
In this way we And that we can keep in much closer touch with the alumni. 
We gain great things from these talks. 


In football Batler has lost only the Wabash game and since we won from 
Earlham we expect to win all of the other games. The Phi Deltas are well 
represented on the team. We have Captain Lewis and Brothers Sumerlin and 
Tucker, Phikeias Topscott and Arnold on the team. 

In other school activities we are well represented. Coach Thomas is presi- 
dent of the senior class and Brother Lewis is president of the junior class. 
Brother Sumerlin is assisting Professor Bruner in the zoology department. 

Brother Thomas who now has charge of all athletics in Butler is finishing 
up some work so as to graduate in the spring. The outlook for Phi Delta 
Theta never was as bright in Butler as it is now. 

Irvington, Ind., October 28, '12. Grovkr Little. 


We started the year with a party for our alumni and prospective pledges 
at the same time. There were about thirty or forty of the alumni present, 
many of them being of the Phis who had been away from the chapter for some 
time. The evening was spent in responding to toasts and enjoying a social 
good time. The occasion was one of pleasure to all of the Phis present, this 
being the first in our new chapter house. The results of the evening's en- 
tertainment as regards successful spiking is shown in the following pledges 
which we are pleased to mention at this time : Phikeias Russell Kliver, Harry 
Sturgeon, Herman Boles, George Vandiver, Stanley Wright, Claude Rhodes, 
Samuel Wright, Leland Phipps, Edward Semones, Robert Dorsey and Roy 
Holstein. We are more than pleased with the fact that we lost only one spike 
during the term. 

The football team has been anything but satisfactory but it can be ac- 
counted for in a very large way in the fact that very few of the men on 
the last year's team returned and most of the team, as a result, was made up 
of men who were young and of little experience. The way the new coach 
Mr. Thurber has handled the situation has been pleasing to all the students 
and the results will in all probability show in the subsequent teams. We are 
represented on the football team this year by Brothers Russell Kliver, Lee 
Williams, Roscoe Abbett and Harold Overstreet. There will be a number of 
the Phis to try for the basketball team this fall and it gives promise of being 
one of the strongest teams that the college has had in recent years. 

Broths Clarence Hall has been elected chairman of the senior class play 
committee for this year's class play. 

Brothers John Joplin and Clarence Hall are acting as editors on the 
Franklin board, the college weekly publication. 

From our last year's graduating class Brother Warren Hall is attending 
Wisconsin University and Brother Warren Yount has been appointed principal 
of the New Bethel schools. 

The campaign which the college has been conducting for $250,ocx) endow- 
ment gives promise in every way of being a successful one and several of 
the prominent alumni over the State have responded liberally. 

We are very sorry to miss the face of Brother C. H. Hall from the faculty 
in Franklin College, he having retired at the expiration of his last year's work. 
All loyal college students and alumni here feel the loss of such a good man, 
and the very great loss of the teaching influence of such a beautiful character 
as he has evidenced in his long and brilliant career as a Franklin College 
professor. Harold Overstreet. 

Franklin, Ind., October 20, 19 12. 


Hanover College opened her eighty-first session auspiciously September iS 
with an increased enrollment over all previous years. The opening of our chap- 
ter for the present year was no less satisfactory. Indiana Epsilon returned 
six out of possible seven old men. Good fraternity material was very rare 


this year and we congratulate ourselves on our success during the spiking 
season. We are glad to report five of the best men who entered college as 
our pledges, viz: Robert J. Millis» son of President Millis, Hanover; Irvin 
E. Brashear, Brighton, Colo. ; Floyd £. James and Charles W. James, Lex- 
ington ; and Paul McCain, Kentland. 

We are represented on the football team by Brothers McLaughlin, Kehoe, 
M. Montgomery, and Phikeia McCain. Brother McLaughlin has been chosen 
by the faculty committee on athletics as captain of the 1913 baseball team. 

We have had the pleasure of visits from Brothers W. £. McKee, '91, and 
Donald DuShane, '06, during the past month. 

Our house and grounds have been repaired during the summer and present 
a pleasing appearance. Leonard Huber. 

Hanover, Ind., October 18, 1912. 


Again Indiana Zeta has won in the spike. The rush began on Monday, 
September 16, and when it had closed on Thursday, September 19, we had 
pledged the eight best men who entered the university this fall. Great credit 
is the due of Brother Donald Brewer, who directed the successful rushing 
program. The chapter wishes to introduce Phikeias Fnnkhouser, Keeney and 
McCnrdy of Evansville, Ind. ; Hadley and Olcott of Indianapolis, Ind. ; Ellis 
of Vincennes, Ind.; Law of Logansport, Ind.; and Hixon of Greencastle, Ind. 

DePauw's prospects for a successful year in football seem small after a 
crushing defeat of 62-0 at the hands of Wabash. Coach Cunningham has 
issued a call for new men and Brother Guild, who played a strong game 
at half back for the seniors on old gold day, and Phikeia Law are going 
out to practice for the varsity. Brothers Grady and Mintzer have regular 
positions on the team and the former will probably be the captain of next 
year's team. 

Indications are that DePauw will be represented this year by an all-Phi 
debating team. Brothers Letzler, Jewett, and Smith and Phikeias Ellis and 
Olcott are all making vigorous preparations to try out for the debate squad 
when the subject is announced. Brother Smith is also working hard on his 
oration which he will deliver in the primary for the state oratorical contest. 

The DePauw Daily is beginning the best year of its existence. A number 
of new editorial ideas are being put into practice and promise to be successful. 
Brother Guild is assistant editor-in-chief and Brother Allen is on the repor- 
torial staff. 

Brother Letzler has brought honor to the fraternity by his election to 
Kappa Tan Kappa, the honorary senior fraternity. 

Greencastle, Ind., October 14, 191 2. W. Clyde Allen. 


When the fall term opened here on September 11, we had eleven men in 
the chapter from those who were here last year. Brother J. J. Johnston, who 
was initiated in the spring of 191 1, and who went to Lafayette College, last 
year, and Brother Jean Milner, who was initiated at Georgia Delta last year, 
have entered Purdue this fall. We are certainly glad to have these brothers 
with us. 

So far this year, we have pledged thirteen men, and have several more good 
men in view. We believe that these men are in every way up to the ideals of 
Phi Delta Theta and that they will undoubtedly prove to be worthy. The 
pledges are: Leavens Cady, Ralph Nessler, Arnold Talbott, Leland Woolery, 
Charles Pearson, and Adrian Bancker from Indianapolis, Ind.; Fred Ledder, 
Covington, Ky. ; Thorne Crabbe, Louisville, Ky. ; Van Tuyl Oxer and Bruce 
Gobel, Greenfield, Ind.; Carl Nottingham, Eaton, Ind.; Cecil Borum, Win- 
gate, Ind. ; and Donald Alexandria, Rushville, Ind. 

Purdue's prospects for a winning football team are much brighter than 


they have been for several years, as the majority of the men who were on the 
varsity squad or the freshman team last year have returned to school this 
fall. Brother H. S. O'Brien, who starred on the freshman team last year, 
showed up extremely well in the backfield up to the time that he was injured. 
He has been out of practice for about ten days now. Phikeia Crabbe is mak- 
ing a very strong bid for the position of quarterback on the freshman team. 
The chances in basketball look good now, although a coach has not yet been 
chosen to succeed Coach Jones who went to Illinois this year. Brother Little, 
who was on the varsity squad last year, and Brother Berry, who was captain 
of last year's freshman team, should not have any trouble in making the team. 

So far this year, we have had visits from three of our alumni : Brothers 
H. Wocher, '09, Gus Rudy, '07, and S. V. B. Miller, '06; and from Brothers 
Motsenbacker, ex-' 13, and Chafee, ex-' 14. We were certainly glad to see 
these brothers back again, and wish that more of the alumni could drop in 
to see us. E. S. Haymoxd. 

West Lafayette, Ind., October 16, 19 12. 


With the opening of school this year, Iowa Alpha returned practically all 
of last year's active chapter. This puts the chapter in an excellent condition 
with twelve active men and the year promises to be a most prosperous one. 

The chapter takes great pleasure in introducing to the members of Phi 
Delta Theta, Brothers Earl Chronister Shipley, New London, Iowa, and Paul 
Winter Willits, Decatur, 111. 

Although the freshman class was a trifle smaller than that of last year, 
Iowa Alpha was fortunate in pledging three good men. They are Arnold 
E. Zurawski, Burlington, Iowa; Baron D. Crane, Mount Pleasant, Iowa; 
and Fred M. Taylor, Hillsboro, Iowa. 

A number of the chapter's alumni were present and rendered valued aid 
during rushing season. Among the alumni visitors this fall were : Brothers 
Fred Beck, '03, Arthur Beck, '06, and Howard Brown, '13. We were also 
greatly pleased to receive visits from Brothers W. C. Scamman, Illinois 
Delta, and B. B. Paddock, Illinois Alpha. 

Brother G. C. Hueftle resigned his place on the faculty as instructor of 
mathematics and has entered the State University of Iowa, at Iowa City. 

The football team with Brother Glenn H. Tallman as student coach and 
captain were not victorious in their first game of the season. The eleven 
went down to defeat before William and Vashti College at Aledo, 111., on 
Saturday, October 12. However, the prospects arc for a good team and with 
the excellent schedule ahead of them a successful season is expected. Iowa 
Alpha is well represented placing five men in positions on the first team. 

Phi Delta Theta has been unusually successful this year in the class 
elections placing a man at the head of each class. Luther Weaver is president 
of the seniors, L. M. Cox of the juniors, Clarence S. Johnston of the sopho- 
mores and Phikeia Arnold £. Zurawski heads the freshmen. 

Alumni Day was very fittingly observed by Iowa Alpha members and 
pledges and the Mount Pleasant Alumni Club with a dinner at the New 
Brazelton Hotel. The subject for the day was brought out in a number of 
speeches from the active men and alumni. Songs and yells were given and 
general good fellowship prevailed. 

Affairs at the chapter house this year are being very capably handled 
by Brother Everett S. Shipley, house manager, and Brother L. M. Cox> house 
steward. Thirteen men are rooming at the house and there are sixteen at 
the table. Clarence S. Johnston. 

Mount Pleasant, la., October 17, 19 12. 


No letter received. 



A week before the university opened on September 22 most of the chapter 
were back in Lawrence. We returned fourteen active men this fall, and after 
an exceptionally good rushing season, we succeeded in pledging twelve men. 
Many of our alumni came back for rushing and we owe a great deal to their 
efforts in helping us get the men. 

Our Alumni Day banquet, given at the chapter house, was a great success. 
A large number of the alumni from other chapters as well as our own were 
present. Brother Clark acted as toastmaster, and gave the address of welcome 
to the alumni. Brother Johnson, Dean of the School of Education, gave the 
main address of the evening, on the topic "Morality and Progress" and gave 
it in such a manner that it could not help being of deep interest to all present. 
Brother President Adams then gave an address entitled "The Influence of the 
Alumni on the Active Chapter." Other addresses were given, among them 
being from the following Phis: Fred R. Cowles, Kansas Alpha, president 
Zeta Province; Professor Duval, Texas Beta, and Professor Higgens, Kansas 

Prospects for a successful football season are bright. Although we were 
beaten by Drake, for the first time in the history of the two schools, we are 
not disheartened. Brother Detwiler is the only representative on the team, but 
he makes up for numbers, as the coaches say that he is one of the best half 
backs that the university has ever had, and one only needs to see him play 
to be convinced of the truth of the above statement. 

Basketball and track are in full swing. We are represented on the basket- 
ball squad by Brother Brown, last year's crack forward, and Phikeia Heiden- 
reich, and on the track team by Brother Hurst. 

We still hold our share of school honors. Brother Leidigh is business 
manager of the Daily Kansas, the school publication, also chairman of the 
program committee of the junior prom. Brother Clark is sporting editor of 
the Kansas, manager of the Thespian Dramatic Qub and member of the 
men's student council. Brother Detwiler is vice-president of the middle law 
class. Phikeias W. Lockwood and Guillette and Brother Phil Buck are in the 
glee cfub. We continue to be among the leaders in scholarship, if not the 

The chapter has arranged to have about one party a month, besides our 
annual affair, the "Matinee Mess," which is given the Saturday before 
Valentine's Day. Leonard L. Hurst. 

Lawrence, Kan., October 21, 19 12. 


Kansas Beta returned eleven active men this fall practically all of whom 
were on the ground before school opened so that our rushing season was launched 
in a hurry-up fashion. As a result we have pledged twelve men and we con- 
gratulate ourselves on the most successful rushing season that we have ever 
had. Three men have been initiated since the opening of school and Kansas 
Beta takes pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity Brothers Tomlinson, Searle, 
and Steele. 

The college enrollment has materially increased this year and with brighten- 
ing prospects the general belief is that Washburn will grow steadily. 

The football team this year is undoubtedly a strong contestant for state 
championship honors having won from Denver University and William Jewell 
College, two strong out-of-the-state teams. Phi Delta Theta is represented 
on the team by Brothers Tomlinson, captain and left half, Lowe, right half, 
Pearson, right end, and Phikeia Bearg, full back. Brother Crumbine who 
was varsity quarter for the past two years is coaching the freshman squad. 

Many important honors are held by Phis in the college this year so that 
in spite of the few returned we feel assured of perhaps the most successful 
year in our history. 

The chapter combined with the Topeka Alumni Club in celebrating Alumni 


Day, October 15, by giving a smoker at the fraternity house. We were honored 
by having Brother M. L. Troxell, Pennsylvania Beta, '80, and former editor of 
The Scroll with us on that occasion. Brother Doctor Troxell is pastor of 
tSie Lutheran church in Topeka. He delivered the address of the evening and 
insisted that Phi Delta Theta should strive after a high standard of moral 
cultivation for two reasons : first, because our founders set up that standard for 
us to follow and we should be loyal offspring of such worthy forebears, and, 
second, because it would be to our own individual advantage after we were 
out of school. Brother Troxell gave concrete examples from past fraternity 
history to illustrate each point. 

The chapter gave a dinner for several new and old members of the faculty 
the evening of October 10. We were favored by a visit from Brother Fred 
R. Cowles, president of Zeta Province on October 6. 

Topeka, Kan., October 21, 19 12. Warren J. Crumbine. 


On September 11, Old Centre College threw open her doors for her ninty- 
fourth collegiate year and found Kentucky Alpha-Delta for her sixty-first 
time "on the job." We lost last year by graduation Brothers Walker, Cald- 
well and Ramsey and to other schools Brothers Van Sant, Doyle, Ray and 
Fleming, which only left five men to return this fall but through the very 
proficient work of Brothers Swope, Rogers, McClaskey and Wiseman, who 
for the first few weeks were regular Trojans, we have again fortified our 
place in the van of college life. 

The chapter has secured a newly modeled house which has all the modem 
conveniences and furnishes very comfortable quarters for us. 

On October 10 and 17 the regular fall initiations were held and it is with 
great pleasure that we introduce to the Fraternity the following brothers: 
C. J. Byron, Illion, N. Y. ; R. B. Dunn, Danville, Ky. ; J. J. Bethnrum, 
Somerset, Ky.; J. S. Mahan, Danville, Ky. ; H. L. Collins, Umatilla, Fla.; 
W. B. Mahan, Denton, Texas ; C. F. Cabell, Oklahoma City, Okla. 

So far this season Central has been rather unsuccessful in football, two 
games out of three have been lost. We are represented on the team by 
Brother Byron. 

Brother Swope, our college Demosthenes, has been engaged by the Roose- 
velt headquarters in Kentucky to stump the Blue-grass region in the interests 
of "Teddy." 

The chapter has been very materially helped by its alumni this fall both in 
securing our house and in furnishing it. We have been honored by visits 
from Brothers Rogers, '15, and Melton, '11, both of Kentucky Epsilon. 

Danville, Ky., October 19, 1912. W. B. Guerrant. 


Kentucky Epsilon shows the splendid condition she is in at the opening 
of this year by the marked success achieved since the beginning of the semes- 
ter. The thirteen men returned have secured for the year one of the largest 
and best known residences in Lexington. Of itself, this house adds a great 
deal to our prominence and prestige, giving us advantages which no other 
fraternity enjoys. 

We take great pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity, Brother Jesse 
Owen of Owensboro, Ky. 

In securing the pick of the freshman class we were, more than ever, this 
year in a position to exert very calm, mature judgment before spiking the 
rushees, still holding the enviable record of having lost only one man during 
the last five years. None of the men pledged will be initiated until they have 
passed the Christmas examinations, one condition excepted. This is a re- 
striction of the local Pan-Hellenic. We have an affiliation and several pros- 
pects still in view. 


The Phikeias we wish to present are : William Clark and Cecil Jake, of 
Owensboro; Hngh M. Kice, of Pewee Valley; Henry Cromwell, of Cynthiana; 
Scott Duncan and Bentley Young, of Louisville; Bradley Portwood, of Lex- 

In football we are represented by: Brothers James Park, who is star 
quarter on the varsity; Frank Kennedy, captain and end on the sophomore 
team; Phikeia Clark, captain and quarter on the freshman team, of which 
Phikeias Jake and Duncan are ends, and Phikeias Young and Kice, guards. 

Brothers Kennedy and Waller sing in the glee club. Brother Clark Rogers 
is vice-president of the Kentucky mining society. 

To the alumni of our own as well as of other chapters we wish to express 
our thanks for the help we received in securing information concerning the 
rushees. Brother Barker remained a week with us during the critical rushing 
period taking complete charge of a smoker and an extremely "nifty" informal 
party given as a sort of housewarming. This is the first of a series of parties 
we have planned. Brothers Lewis, '14, and Polk Threlkeld visited us a 
couple of days. Among others from whom we enjoyed visits are: Brothers 
Walker, *io, Kennaird, Kentucky Alpha-Delta, *I2, Kenneth Underwood, '13, 
G. E. Wiseman, Kentucky Alpha-Delta, '12, and H. £. Melton, 'la. 

An autographed copy of the "Loom of Life" was given us by Brother 
J. T. C. Noe, Indiana Delta, '87. We recommend it to brothers who have 
not yet had the pleasure of reading it, since we are unable to praise it 
sufficiently. Adolph Walker. 

Lexington, Ky., October 18, 19 12. 


Departing with a riot of haste, but returning with all faith, good will and 
assurance to make the coming year a memorable one every man of Louisiana 
Alpha returned except three whom we have lost by graduation. Brothers 
Louis J. Fortier and Edwin E. Benoist, who have both been absent from 
college for the past year are again Active in the chapter which gives us eight 
men with which to start the fall rushing. Most of the brothers were on the 
ground two weeks before the college opened to look out for new Phi material, 
and the out-look is exceedingly good for a most prosperous year. This year's 
Pan-Hellenic regulation going into effect in regard to the bidding and pledging 
of freshmen enables new men to fully realize what 4> A 6 stands for. Spiking 
day falls on November i. With this day in view Louisiana Alpha has planned 
a series of small dances the first of which will be given on October 19. 

At the first meeting of the freshman medical class Brother Miller was 
elected president, and Brothers Parker and Dicks were elected to serve on the 
Jambalaya board for the ensuing year. 

On Tuesday, October 8, when the meeting of the senior German Club was 
first held Brother Miller was elected vice-president. The senior German 
Club is the most representative organization at Tulane, and Brother Miller's 
election is quite an honor. Brother Charbonnet and Stubbs were elected 

Tulane played her first football game of the season on Tuesday, October 8, 
defeating Jefferson College 37-0. Prospects are very bright for a most suc- 
cessful season. The new gymnasium, so long needed by Tulane, has been 
completed and will greatly aid all branches of athletics. The formal opening 
took place on Friday, October 12, by a cotillion. Brother Provosty, chairman 
of the committee, deserves much credit for the success of the German. 

On Saturday, October 5, Louisiana Alpha held an initiation ceremony and 
now takes pleasure in introducing to ^ A 9, Brothers Eugene Jackson Edwards, 
of Milledgeville, Ga. ; William Earnest Penick and William Alice West, of 
New Orleans, La. 

Brothers Fred, Virginia Zeta, Taylor, Alabama Alpha, and Smith, New 
York Delta, paid Louisiana Alpha a very enjoyable visit during the last few 


days. Brother Smith was enroute to Houston, Texas, where he has accepted 
a position as attorney with a real estate firm. 

New Orleans, La., October 13, 1912. John B. Dicks. 


Colby College has launched upon her 93d year with increased evidence of 
the great forward step she has been taking since the regime of her present 
president, Brother Roberts. The frefhman class registered one hundred fifty- 
two, and the total enrollment is well over rhe four hundred mark. 

At the opening of college on September 19, the active chapter numbered 
twenty-nine men. We lost four by graduation, and five others. Brothers 
Rivers, McGuffie, Moore, Murphy, and Doyle, failed to return to college. 
Brother Doyle, '14, left us to attend Dartmouth. Brother Murphy is civil- 
engineering in the Canadian Northwest. We regret to report that Brother Mc- 
Guffie was unable to return on account of sickness. He is at present in the 
Maine Sanitarium, at Hebron, and we sincerely hope if any of the brothers 
are in this vicinity they will endeavor to visit him. Brother Butler, who left 
us during 191 1, has returned to college and will graduate with the class of 
1914. Brother Arey, who left us in 1908, has returned to college and is 
now a member of the class of 19 15. Brother Wilson, who left last year to 
attend New Hampshire State College is with us again this year. 

We had five pledged men from last spring, two from the class of 191 Si 
and three from the local preparatory school, two of whom we had pledged last 
fall, but failure to meet the entrance requirements forced them to return to 
the fitting school. We have also pledged four more from the entering class, 
two of whom are brothers to members of the chapter. The men pledged are: 
Larkin, Murchie, Lawney, Merrill, Doyle, Blackington, and O'Neil from 
1916; Guptill and Robinson from 1915. Rather than having a hard rushing 
season material was so abundant Maine Alpha experienced difficulty in keeping 
her numbers down to reasonable proportions. We consider ourselves for- 
tunate in the men we have pledged. We will not start our initiation until 
practically the close of the football season. 

Football prospects at Colby are brighter than ever before, and the Maine 
championship does not look impossible. The season opened with a hard 
fought game against Brown, which we lost by a placement kick, in the last 
period. In this game Phi Delta Theta had seven men. Brothers Hunt, Ladd 
and Dacey, on the line, Fraser, Taylar, Merrill and Phikeia Lowney, in 
the back-field. All of these are varsity men at the present time, and in 
addition we have Brother Jones, and Phikeias Murchie, Irving, Merrill and 
O'Neil on the squad ; a total representation of eleven. Colby is yet to have 
her goal line crossed, but we expect the game against University of Maine, 
next week, to be a fierce struggle. 

Independent of football the chapter is well represented in the activities 
of the college. Brother Nardini, who won the New England Intercollegiate 
100 yard dash championship last spring, will captain the track team for this 
year, and expects to have an excellent team. Good work is looked for from 
Phikeia Murchie in the weights, as he placed 30 feet on the Maine Inter- 
scholastic record in the hammer last spring. 

Brother Keyes is president of the Y. M. C. A. and is endeavoring to place 
this organization on a firmer footing than ever before. Brother Mayo is 
business manager of The Echo, the college weekly publication. 

Waterville, Me., October 15, 19 12. Norman J. Merrill. 


College opened here September 19, but fully a week before that time our 
active chapter, numbering twenty-one men, were back for rushing season. 
During this period we were helped out considerably by Brothers Lester, *ii, 
who was with us for one week, Lambie, '10, and Parker, '11. Although rash- 


ing season this year, due to the small size of fhe entering class, was a par- 
ticularly hard one it turned out successfully for us and we are happy to pre- 
sent to the Fraternity the following men from the class of 1916: Brothers 
William Dearborn Clark, San Francisco, Cal. ; Jack Arthur Conway, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. ; Jay Sylvester Jones, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Joseph Hiram Main, New 
York City; and Phillips Bassett Shaw, Chicago, 111. 

Initiations were held October 17 and 19 and on the following evening we 
held our annual initiation banquet at the chapter house, which was a great 
success. Brothers Case, '06, and Goddard, McCredie and Rahill of last year's 
delegation were back with us and in addition we had the pleasure of enter- 
taining seven visiting Phis from Dartmouth and three from Amherst. Brother 
Case acted as toastmaster and among the speakers were Brothers Hamlin, '12, 
J. H. Main, '16, W. W. Behlow, California Beta, '07, West, '14, and Porter, 
'15. Brothers Davis, Dartmouth, '06, president of the Boston Alumni Club, 
DeWitt, Dartmouth, Renfrew, Amherst, and Rahill, Williams, '12, also delivered 
impromptu speeches. 

In practically every branch of college activities we are well represented this 
year. Brother Jones, *I2, is a member of fhe Record board, sings on the glee 
clubs and is manager of the hockey team. Brothers Young, Sheafer and 
Wyman are on the football squad. Brother Ely is assistant manager of foot- 
ball, is on the Record board and also the musical clubs. Brother West is 
leader of the mandolin club and also sings on the college choir. Brothers 
Lester, Staats and Patterson are members of the musical clubs. Brother 
Porter is on the musical clubs and sings on the college choir. Brother Main 
is on the Purple Cow board, the college humorous publication. Brothers Ely 
and Hodge have been elected to Fasces, the junior honorary society. 

In the fall sophomore-freshman baseball series we were represented by 
Brother^ Dempsey on the sophomore team and Jones and Conway on the 
freshman team. Edward H. Titus. 

Williamstown, Mass., October 22, 191 2. 


Another college year has begun, and Massachusetts Beta looks forth on 
a most prosperous existence. In the first place, our twenty-fifth anniversary 
will be crowned with the opening of our new chapter house. During the 
summer our present site was sold to the college, and exchanged for the site 
known as "The Kindergarten Lot" adjacent to College Hall. It is due chief- 
ly to the earnest efforts of Brother F. B. Loomis, who, in spite of his numerous 
duties as Professor in the Biological Department of Amherst College, has 
zealously pushed our building proposition ahead, that we are now able to see 
our new chapter house well under construction. The new house will be com- 
pleted about the middle of next May, and the dedication will take place shortly 
before commencement time. 

The new site contains about three quarters of an acre. The house itself 
will face sixty- four feet on Northampton Road and thirty-eight feet on Par- 
sons Street. When completed we expect to have a thoroughly modern and 
attractive building. It will be colonial in style, made of red brick and decor- 
ated with white trimmings to harmonize with the more recent fraternity and 
college buildings in Amherst. The house will be three stories high in addi- 
tion to the basement. The basement provides for shower baths, lockers, stor- 
age rooms, toilet and furnace rooms. On the first floor a hall running the 
entire width of the building, and opening upon the front porch by means of 
French windows, will form the centre axis of the building. On the left of 
this hallway will be a large smoking room, and on the right, a music room. 
At the rear will be two studies and two chambers. The second floor will 
consist of four suites, bathrooms and a hall. The third floor will be very 
similar to the second. The house will accommodate twenty members, and will 
be a most excellent home for the chapter. 

The entering class this year was exceptionally small, numbering scarcely 


days. Brother Smith was enroute to Houston, Texas, where he has accepted 
a position as attorney with a real estate firm. 

New Orleans, La., October 13, 19 12. John B. Dicks. 


Colby College has launched upon her 93d year with increased evidence of 
the great forward step she has been taking since the regime of her present 
president, Brother Roberts. The freshman class registered one hundred fifty- 
two, and the total enrollment is well over the four hundred mark. 

At the opening of college on September 19, the active chapter numbered 
twenty-nine men. We lost four by graduation, and five others, Brothers 
Rivers, McGuffie, Moore, Murphy, and Doyle, failed to return to college. 
Brother Doyle, '14, leff us to attend Dartmouth. Brother Murphy is civil- 
engineering in the Canadian Northwest. We regret to report that Brother Mc- 
Guffie was unable to return on account of sickness. He is at present in the 
Maine Sanitarium, at Hebron, and we sincerely hope if any of the brothers 
are in this vicinity they will endeavor to visit him. Brother Butler, w^ho left 
us during 191 1, has returned to college and will graduate with the class of 
1914. Brother Arey, who left us in 1908, has returned to college and is 
now a member of the class of 19 15. Brother Wilson, who left last year to 
attend New Hampshire State College is with us again this year. 

We had five pledged men from last spring, tw^o from the class of 191 5, 
and three from the local preparatory school, two of whom we had pledged last 
fall, but failure to meet the entrance requirements forced them to return to 
the fitting school. We have also pledged four more from the entering class, 
two of whom are brothers to members of the chapter. The men pledged are : 
Larkin, Murchie, Lawney, Merrill, Doyle, Blackington, and O'Neil from 
1916; Guptill and Robinson from 1915. Rather than having a hard rushing 
season material was so abundant Maine Alpha experienced difficulty in keeping 
her numbers down to reasonable proportions. We consider ourselves for- 
tunate in the men we have pledged. We will not start our initiation until 
practically the close of the football season. 

Football prospects at Colby are brighter than ever before, and the Maine 
championship does not look impossible. The season opened with a hard 
fought game against Brown, which we lost by a placement kick, in the last 
period. In this game Phi Delta Theta had seven men. Brothers Hunt, Ladd 
and Dacey, on the line, Fraser, Taylar, Merrill and Phikeia Lowney, in 
the back-field. All of these are varsity men at the present time, and in 
addition we have Brother Jones, and Phikeias Murchie, Irving, Merrill and 
O'Neil on the squad ; a total representation of eleven. Colby is yet to have 
her goal line crossed, but we expect the game against University of Maine, 
next week, to be a fierce struggle. 

Independent of football the chapter is well represented in the activities 
of the college. Brother Nardini, who won the New England Intercollegiate 
100 yard dash championship last spring, will captain the track team for this 
year, and expects to have an excellent team. Good work is looked for from 
Phikeia Murchie in the weights, as he placed 30 feet on the Maine Inter- 
scholastic record in the hammer last spring. 

Brother Keyes is president of the Y. M. C A. and is endeavoring to place 
this organization on a firmer footing than ever before. Brother Mayo is 
business manager of The Echo, the college weekly publication. 

Waterville, Me., October 15, 1912. Norman J. Merrill. 


College opened here September 19, but fully a week before that time our 
active chapter, numbering twenty-one men, were back for rushing season. 
During this period we were helped out considerably by Brothers Lester, '11, 
who was with us for one week, Lambie, '10, and Parker, *ii. Although rush- 


in^ season this year, due to the small size of the entering class, was a par- 
ticularly hard one it turned out successfully for us and we are happy to pre- 
sent to the Fraternity the following men from the class of 1916: Brothers 
William Dearborn Clark, San Francisco, Cal. ; Jack Arthur Conway, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. ; Jay Sylvester Jones, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Joseph Hiram Main, New 
York City; and Phillips Bassett Shaw, Chicago, 111. 

Initiations were held October 17 and 19 and on the following evening we 
held our annual initiation banquet at the chapter house, which was a great 
success. Brothers Case, '06, and Goddard, McCredie and Rahill of last year's 
delegation were back with us and in addition we had the pleasure of enter- 
, taining seven visiting Phis from Dartmouth and three from Amherst. Brother 
Case acted as toastmaster and among the speakers were Brothers Hamlin, '12, 
J. H. Main, *i6, W. W. Behlow, California Beta, '07, West, '14, and Porter, 
'15. Brothers Davis, Dartmouth, '06, president of the Boston Alumni Club, 
DeWitt, Dartmouth, Renfrew, Amherst, and Rahill, Williams, *I2, also delivered 
impromptu speeches. 

In practically every branch of college activities we are well represented this 
year. Brother Jones, *I2, is a member of the Record board, sings on the glee 
clubs and is manager of the hockey team. Brothers Young, Sheafer and 
Wyman are on the football squad. Brother Ely is assistant manager of foot- 
ball, is on the Record board and also the musical clubs. Brother West is 
leader of the mandolin club and also sings on the college choir. Brothers 
Lester, Staats and Patterson are members of the musical clubs. Brother 
Porter is on the musical clubs and sings on the college choir. Brother Main 
is on the Purple Cow board, the college hnmorous publication. Brothers Ely 
and Hodge have been elected to Fasces, the junior honorary society. 

In the fall sophomore- freshman baseball series we were represented by 
Brother^ Dempsey on the sophomore team and Jones and Conway on the 
freshman team. Edward H. Titus. 

Williamstown, Mass., October 22, 19 12. 


Another college year has begun, and Massachusetts Beta looks forth on 
a most prosperous existence. In the first place, our twenty-fifth anniversary 
will be crowned with the opening of our new chapter house. During the 
summer our present site was sold to the college, and exchanged for the site 
known as "The Kindergarten Lot" adjacent to College Hall. It is due chief- 
ly to the earnest efforts of Brother F. B. Loomis, who, in spite of his numerous 
duties as Professor in the Biological Department of Amherst College, has 
zealously pushed our building proposition ahead, that we are now able to see 
our new chapter house well under construction. The new house will be com- 
pleted about the middle of next May, and the dedication will take place shortly 
before commencement time. 

The new site contains about three quarters of an acre. The house itself 
will face sixty-four feet on Northampton Road and thirty-eight feet on Par- 
sons Street. When completed we expect to have a thoroughly modern and 
attractive building. It will be colonial in style, made of red brick and decor- 
ated with white trimmings to harmonize with the more recent fraternity and 
college buildings in Amherst. The house will be three stories high in addi- 
tion to the basement. The basement provides for shower baths, lockers, stor- 
age rooms, toilet and furnace rooms. On the first floor a hall running the 
entire width of the building, and opening upon the front porch by means of 
French windows, will form the centre axis of the building. On the left of 
this hallway will be a large smoking room, and on the right, a music room. 
At the rear will be two studies and two chambers. The second floor will 
consist of four suites, bathrooms and a hall. The third floor will be very 
similar to the second. The house will accommodate twenty members, and will 
be a most excellent home for the chapter. 

The entering class this year was exceptionally small, numbering scarcely 


a hundred. For this reason the problem of securing good men for the 
fraternity was a hard one. Our young alunmi stood behind us, and did all 
they could to help us. Brother Milloy, *io, left his work in the War Depart- 
ment in Washington, D. C, and gave his active assistance during rushing 
season. As a result we have pledged four exceptionally good men. In com- 
ing years, however, we hope that our older alumni will give us more hearty 
support in regard to new fraternity material. We must have the cooporation 
of the entire alumni body, both old and young. We make an earnest appeal 
for communication at any time concerning prospective Amherst material in order 
that we may have as good a line on the entering men as possible. Begin now. 

Amherst College is to be congratulated on its selection of Dr. Alexander. 
Meiklejohn, former Dean of Brown University, as its eighth president. We 
feel confident that under his administration Amherst College will continue to 
be a drawing card for strong, substantial men. 

The entire active chapter to a man returned to resume college duties and 
activities. Brother Guetter, '13, and Proudfoot, '13, are back in old form on 
the football team. Brother Proudfoot is pla3ring an unusually strong game 
at left end, while Brother Guetter is beginning to think he has always been 
left guard, and has almost forgotten the old days when he played tackle, and 
ran the length of the field for a touchdown against Dartmouth. 

Brother Renfrew, '14, was elected assistant manager of the musical clubs. 
He had also been pledged by the cotillion club, an honorary upperclass 
society. Brother Colton, '15, has been appointed a member of the sophomore 
hop committee. 

Since the opening of college the chapter has received visits from Brothers 
O^Donnell, '04, Butts, '09, and Beatty, *I2. Brother Butts has just recovered 
from a very serious illness. We were very happy to learn that he was rapidly 
regaining his former health. Raymond W. Stone. 

Amherst, Mass., October 19, 19 12. 


The university opened on October i, the active chapter returning on Septem- 
ber 23 for rushing. Michigan Alpha returned 21 men out of last year's active 
chapter. Since the opening of school Brother Clyde C. Randel of Indiana 
Zeta, and Brother Ray Hazen of Pennsylvania Eta have been affiliated, and the 
following men have been pledged : Boyd Compton, of Dayton, O. ; William 
Dodge, of Lansing, Mich. ; Martin Gault, of Ann Arbor, Mich. ; Malcolm 
Scott, of Connelsville, Pa.; and Mort Wilkinson, of Buffalo, N. Y. Brothers 
Wilson Wetterau, '13, William Kilpatrick, *I4, John Brent, '14, and Edgar 
Williams, '15, of last year's active chapter did not ret\irn. 

During the summer the exterior of the house was repainted, and the in- 
terior thoroughly renovated for the opening of college. Plans are well under 
way for remodeling the bath rooms, and it is hoped to have the work com- 
pleted by the first of the year. 

We are represented on the football squad by Brothers Barton and Jay, 
the former holding down right end in a first class manner, and the latter 
substituting for a line position. Brothers Wilkins and Miller are on the 
musical clubs, while several more of the brothers have hopes of landing 
places. Brother Haff, captain of the varsity track squad, is rounding his 
men into shape for the fall interclass relay races, which will take place be- 
tween the halves of the South Dakota- Michigan game. Phikeias Gault and 
Scott are playing a good game on the all-freshman football team. 

This year we are again represented on the faculty by Brothers E. C. Case, 
C. W. Edmonds, E. D. Jones, E. D. Rich, H. A. Sanders, and A. E. Whitte. 
Brother E. V. Moore of last year's graduating class is teaching in the School 
of Music. 

The chapter for the last few weeks has greatly enjoyed visits from 
Brothers F. T. Rowell. '09, L. W. Smith, '10, and T. B. Simons, '12. 

Ann Arbor, Mich., October 18, 1912. D. Cecil Johnson. 



The college year opened September i8 with a convocation at the university 
armory and a spirited address by Governor Woodrow Wilson, an occasion 
thoroughly awe inspiring to the freshmen. 

Minnesota Alpha is pleased to announce that she is soon fo occupy a fine 
new home on the comer of Eleventh and University Avenues, S. £., Minne- 
apolis. Through hard and consistent work of the alumni house association 
and active members, we expect to have our home completed by December i. 
The chapter is occupying temporary quarters at 1 6 Florence Court. 

Thirteen active men returned to the chapter this fall and all are out to 
make a place for ^ A 6 second to none in the university. We take pleasure 
in introducing Phikeias Frisbee, Boyce, Egginton, Hoerr, West, Bagley, 
Bacon, Fitzpa trick and Rankin. 

Since our last letter the chapter has added the following honors: Brother 
Pardee, president of the senior law class; Brother Sheild, on the dramatic 
society; Brother Hayward, president of the junior ball; Brother Webster, 
president of the glee club; and Phikeia Rankin, editor-in-chief of the Gopher 
staff; Brother Hayward is playing right half on the varsity football team. 

October 15, Alumni Day, was the occasion for a get together at the chapter 
rooms of Twin City Alumni and the active members. This meeting brought the 
chapter into closer acquaintance with our alumni, renewed our bonds to 
one another and aroused a deeper interest of our alumni in the active chapter. 
The chapter is planning a number of social affairs to be held in the new house 
soon after New Years, to make the alumni and parents of active members 
better acquainted with our chapter life. 

Minneapolis, Minn., October 22, 19 12. R. 0. Webster. 


The university opened this year with a very large enrollment offering 
good fraternity material. The chapter returned eighteen men which was very 
much above the average for the fraternities here. We have a full chapter 
counting our pledges which under the present ruling we are unable to 
initiate until they have fifteen hours credit in this university. 

We have affiliated Brother Lamade from Pennsylvania State, who is 
taking Journalism here. We have the following pledges: Kemper, from 
Kansas City; Jamerson and Peaterson, from St. Joseph; Simerall, from 
Excelsior Springs; Johnson, from St. Louis; Phew, from Shreveport, La.; 
Smith, from Texarkana, Tex.; Allison, from Taylor, Tex. Five of these men 
have very close relatives that are Phis. 

The university has had some trouble with the fraternities and last year 
imposed a ruling on them stating: "No student could become a member of any 
fraternity until he had completed twenty-four hours credit in the university." 
This was later amended and the present ruling is: "No man can become a 
member of any fraternity until he has passed fifteen hours satisfactory credit 
in the university and if they do not make the fifteen hours in the first 
semester they must wait until they have completed twenty-four hours credit." 
This has caused a great deal of comment among the fraternities. They have 
taken several influential men into the Pan-Hellenic council and are doing some 
good work ; five were taken of whom three were Phis. Brother Drum is the 
present president succeeding Brothers Byres and Estill. All the fraternities 
are very much pleased with the working of the present council and are in 
hopes that the ruling will be changed and that the fraternities rule themselves 
through the present council. The ruling was made by the faculty because 
poor work was being done by the fraternity men, but we are very glad to 
state that we are second in the list and 7 per cent above the student body. 

Missouri Alpha is making a very hard fight for a new house and hopes 
to get it started in the spring. Our old home was not desirable and was sold 
two years ago. We have a very desirable lot and funds enough in sight to 


start the work. We expect to build a $20»ooo home and hope that all the 
alumni of Missouri Alpha will write to us and give their ideas on the 
present plans. 

The football team is doing very good work this year and have won every 
game up to this writing. Eight of the eleven regular men are fraternity men 
and two of them are Phis, Brothers Kemper and Lucas. 

We want to thank the Phis for the many rushing letters received. 

Columbia, Mo.» October i6, 1912. Joseph H. Moore. 


The sixty-fourth annual session of Westminster College since its founding 
as Fulton College in 1849 opened with one hundred and fifty men enrolled. 
The college has a brighter outlook than it has had for years. 

Missouri Beta returned eleven active men and one pledge. We have so far 
initiated five men and take pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity, Brothers 
John Moore of Fulton, Harry Vaughan and Paul Barker of St. Louis, Demp- 
sey Anderson of Keytesville, and Curtis Robnett of Columbia. We have 
pledged Robert Andrae, Spencer Edmunds, and Estill Green of St. Louis, 
Norman Mozley of Bloomfield, and Donald Osher of LaBelle. 

Owing to the fact that the house the chapter has occupied the past two 
years has been sold, we now have a suite of rooms in the Fulton Hotel, 
which arrangement is proving very satisfactory. We hope to have a house 
of our own soon. 

The first dance of the season was given by the chapter on the night of 
September 23. It was enjoyed by all. 

The chapter was fortunate in having with us during the rushing season 
Brothers Lamkin, P. G. C, McElhinney, Cofer, and Feldbush. We have had 
visits from Brother Riley, who is now at Missouri University, and Brother 
David H. Robertson of Mexico. Brothers Olds and Jelks of the American 
School of Osteopathy were here when the Osteopaths played football against 
Westminster. Brother Olds is a member of the eleven. Brother Van Sant, 
who was last year in Central University of Kentucky, is now finishing his 
course here. 

Westminster expects to have a football team equal to the champion team 
of 191 1. The first game of the season was played against the Kirksville 
Osteopaths on Friday, October 4. The score was 20 to 7 in favor of West- 
minster. Missouri Beta is represented on the squad by Brothers Whitlow, 
J. McCampbell, Robnett, Vaughan and Edwards. Brother Wright is coaching 
the second team. A. R. Dallmeyer. 

Fulton, Mo., October 8, 1912. 


Washington University opened during the last week of September with an 
increased attendance. The chapter begins the year with seventeen men, having 
returned fourteen, and having affiliated Brothers Feldbush and McElhinney, 
who come to us from Missouri Beta, and Brother Rogers, from Idaho Alpha. 
We have pledged four new men, but by the Pan-Hellenic ruling no fraternity 
shall initiate until the pledge has passed two successive months work with an 
average of C, or no grade below D. 

Under the coaching of Brother Cayou the football team is doing excep- 
tionally good work. Brother Milford holds right half back. 

Brother Maverick is the financial manager of the athletic association this 
year, and is the president of the senior class. Brother E. Smith is the presi- 
dent of the Thyrsus Dramatic Club, and is the secretary and treasurer of 
Quadrangle Club. We are represented on the students' council by Brothers F. 
Coste, Maverick, and Phikeia Lamm. Brother Coste has been initiated into 
Lock and Chain, the sophomore society. 

The chapter is in close touch with the many St. Louis Phis, and mth their 


association and personal interest in the chapter, we look forward to a most 
successful year. Clay Preston. 

St. Louis, Mo., October 20, 191 2. 


TTie fall of 1912 finds Nebraska Alpha starting her thirty-eighth year with 
sixteen loyal Phis. In addition on October 14, Pledge Day, we put the blue 
and white button on Newman Benson, John Branigan, Andrew Williams, Norris 
Guerney, Floyd Jennings, Thomas Stribling, Dexter Carson and Howard De- 
Lamatre, eight of the most rushed freshmen in the university. 

Due to infractions of university rules during rush week, by many of the 
fraternities. Pledge Day, was postponed one week, while the offenses were 
investigated. I am glad to be able to say that Phi Delta Theta was one of 
the few chapters that had obeyed the rules. However, in the end no one was 
punished. The rushing this past season was the most intense that has ever 
been known here, due to the fact that hereafter a man must have twelve 
hours work before he can be pledged. As a result it will be eighteen 
months before any entering freshman can wear a button. 

October 25, the local chapter will give its first dance of the year, at the 
present home of the chapter. No. 2444 P Street. 

The past summer Brother Bert Barber most unselfishly devoted his entire 
time to raising funds for our new house proposition. As a result of his efforts 
we have every reason to believe that the required amount will be reached by 
the first of March. 

After a year's absence Brothers Linstrum and Charles Anderson have 
returned to continue their studies. Brother Charles Anderson, bids fair to 
excell the record made by his brother Louis, who was on the American 
Olympic team. At present the former is the sensation of the cross country 
team. During his recent visit, Brother Louis Anderson, gave a most inter- 
esting account of his trip, which included, besides the Olympic contests, five 
or six other meets, in which he competed against the best men of Finland and 

Brothers Halligan and DeLamatre are on the varsity football squad. The 
former gives promise of being the "All Missouri Valley Full-Back". 

Brother Mead has been selected head cheer leader. He is also president of 
the glee club and is arranging for a tour to the Pacific Coast during the 
Christmas holidays. Brother Barber, who received his B. Sc. degree last 
June has returned for graduate work. Brothers P. MacCullough and Halligan 
are members of the sophomore interfraternity society, the Iron Sphinx. 
Brother Halligan is president. Phikeia Jennings is vice-president of the 
freshman class. 

From present prospects the coming year promises to be the most momentous 
and successful in our history. H. H. Goetze. 

Lincoln, Neb., October 16, 191 2. 


New Hampshire Alpha opens its season with twenty-two old members 
back. In addition, we have with us Brothers Pierce, and Joseph Webster of 
Lombard College, and Brother Doyle of Colby College. 

The five oldest fraternities here, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Theta Delta Chi, 
Alpha Delta Phi, Psi Upsilon, and Phi Delta Theta, united to hold out for 
a long season, chinning day to be March 15, 1913. The early chinning day 
held by the other fraternities, shortly after college opened, encroached but 
little on our preserves ; and as we are favored by having several legacies in 
college, we expect to make this the banner year of New Hampshire Alpha. 

Phi Delta Theta, as usual, has a large quota of the college honors. Brother 
Gibson is president of the senior class, and Brother Redfield of the sophomore 


In football. Brothers Gibson and Snow are on the varsity, and Brothers 
Redfield and Woolworth on the second team. Brother Gibson, is captain- 
elect of the basketball team. Brother Bnllis is managing the freshman base- 
ball team, and Brother Eckstrom, as coach, is bringing them ap in the way 
they should go. 

Brother Dndensing made the glee club, and Brothers Taft and MacDaniel, 
the college choir. Brother Brown made the mandolin club and college 
orchestra, and Brother Shea made the band and orchestra. 

Brother Gibson was elected to the Casque and Gauntlet, senior society, 
and Palaeopitus, senior honorary society. Brother Eckstrom is a member of 
the Casque and Gauntlet and Brother Dudensing of the Dragon, senior 
society. C. S. MacDaniel. 

Hanover, N. H., October 14, 191 2. 


The year opened favorably with all our men back except one. We have an 
active chapter of twenty-six and hope to secure ten good freshmen next week. 
Rushing is being conducted this year under the new rushing rules and it can- 
not be said to be a complete success. Under this system, rushing is divided 
into three periods, the first for rushing dates only and lasting a week and a 
half, the second a period of rest lasting for four days and the third the 
period for pledging the freshmen. No pledging can be done before the 
third period under any circumstances. There is considerable dissatisfaction 
on all sides and in all probability there will be a return to the old rules 
which were not so complicated. 

An upperclass freshmen advisory committee has been established this year 
with the object of meeting every new man in the university and helping him 
to become acquainted and to render him any assistance possible. Brothers 
Rockwell, Little, Tourison, Tewksbury and H. Peters were appointed to 
this committee. 

Brother R. P. Bentley, Pennsylvania Zeta, '14, has been affiliated. 

Brother J. H. Smith, '13, is quarterback on the varsity football team. At 
a meeting of the wearers of the C, he was elected to represent them on the 
major sports athletic council. • 

We enjoyed a short visit from Brothers E. C. Gillespie, *I2, and V. A. 
Albert, ex-' 14. 

Brother H. D. Wheeler, '12, is back with us this year taking advanced work. 

There is an unusually large number of Phis from other chapters enrolled 
in the university this year. H. Wallace Peters. 

Ithaca, N. Y., October 20, 1912. 


Union opened September 16 with one of the largest entering classes since 
the Civil War, one hundred and forty-one students being enrolled. 

We have been very fortunate this year in securing the services of F. T. 
Dawson as athletic coach. The football team has made marked progress under 
his coaching and already has two victories and no defeats to its credit. 

Our chapter has ten men back from last year and we consider ourselves for- 
tunate in having pledged five men from the class of 1916. 

Brother Hall, '13, has entered Albany Medical College. 

We are very sorry to report that Brother Telfer, '14, has not been in col- 
lege for the past three weeks owing to a light attack of typhoid fever. At 
the present time he is improving rapidly and we trust that he will soon be 
with us again. Owing to Brother Telfer's prolonged illness he expressed a 
desire to be relieved of the duties of chapter reporter, and Brother Lacey, '14, 
has been elected in his place. 

Brother Champion, '13, has been elected to the Honor Court in place of 
Brother Hall, '13. 


Brother Lewis, '14, is business manager of the 19 14 Garnet and is also a 
member of the undergraduate publication board. Brother Lacey, '14, has been 
elected vice-president of his class. Brother Purdy, '15, has been walking on 
crutches since the first week of the college year. He had the misfortune 
to sprain his ankle in one of the underclass scraps. Brother Purdy, '15, 
Phikeias Santee and Ogsbury are plajring in the college band. Phikeias Van 
Deusen and Northrup are on the freshman football team. Phikeia Van Deusen 
is chairman of the class pipe committee. 

During the past few weeks the chapter has enjoyed visits from Brothers 
Moon, '06, Grant, '02, Mack, '12, A. A. Patterson, *ii, R. P. Patterson, '12, 
Van Aernam, '12, Palmer, '12, and Pemberton, Kansas Alpha. 

Schenectady, N. Y., October 19, 19 12. John P. Lacey. 


New York Delta has begun her 29fh year at Columbia University. Twenty- 
one of last year's active chapter returned and after a very successful rushing 
season eleven men were pledged. Five of them have been taken in and it 
gives us pleasure to introduce to the Fraternity at large. Brothers Harry Moore- 
head, Brookljm, N. Y.; Macaulay Hamilton, Rye, N. Y. ; Vincent J. Murray, 
Pleasantville, N. Y. ; S. Victor Constant, Yonkers, N. Y. ; and Girard F. 
Oberrender, South Orange, N. J. 

Brother Oberrender is pitching and Phikeia McKinless is playing third 
base on the freshman team. Phikeia Hamilton has won a place on the varsity 
soccer team, of which Brother Knuth, '14, is assistant manager. Brothers 
Moorehead and Oberrender are cut for freshman crew, with Phikeia Cramer 
out for coxswain. Brother Constant is out for the fencing and water polo 
teams. Brother Wm. Brophy, '15, was elected president of the 1915 science 
class. Brother Alvin Graham, '14, has been elected editor-in-chief of the 19 14 
Columbian, Brother Phillips Houghton, '13, is manager of the gymnasium 
team. Brother Battey has won a place on the Law Review. 

We wish to thank all the Phis who recommended men entering Columbia. 

New York, N. Y., October 20, 1912. Stanley W. Thompson. 


The fall term opened September 17 with a very bright outlook. From 
last year's chapter twenty-two men returned to college. After a very suc- 
cessful rushing season we have ten men pledged, all of good sterling qualities. 

The football prospects are not so bright however. To face the hardest 
schedule of perhaps any college ir the country, we have a team of stellar 
material, badly, seriously crippled at the very outset of the season through 
injuries. New York Epsilon is represented on the varsity by Brothers 
Darley, '13, Throckmorton, '14, Kingsley, '15, and Luddington, '15, and on 
the squad by Brother Priory, '15. On the freshman team are playing Phikeias 
White, Bills, Kauka and Weeks. 

Tambourine and Bones, the university musical organization, will produce 
a new musical comedy, Wysteria, written by Brother David Walsh, '12, and 
Mr. Harry Lee. Brother Walsh who composed the music is now studying 
in Vienna in company with Franz Lehar, composer of the Chocolate Soldier, 
who has pronounced the Wysteria music the best college production he has 
ever heard. 

We have been very unfortunate during the past week in having the chapter 
house entered and robbed of about $300. As yet no clue has been discovered as 
td the identity of the thieves. 

We are very fortunate in having with us this year Brother De Young, *I5, 
of Alleghany who will affiliate in a short time. 

Brother Carlton C. Curtis, Medicine, '14, has been elected to Phi Beta 

It is with great sadness that we speak of the death of Phikeia Raymond 


Coleman, 'i6, who died of diabetes October 12, 1912. A young man of 
absolute honor, clean morals and good fellowship he had endeared himself 
to the whole chapter and his loss will be severely felt. 

We have taken great pleasure during the past weeks in visits from Brothers 
Pemberton of Kansas Alpha, Kimble of Wisconsin Alpha, Alexander of New 
York Delta and Brothers Sherwood, *o8, Griffith, '07, Simpson, '10, and Hill, 
'83. Garrick M. Taylor. 

Syracuse, N. Y., October 17, 191 2. 


The university has entered upon w^hat promises to be the most flourishing 
year in her history. The enrollment of students has reached 817, the number 
registered in the department of law and medicine being especially large. 
Three sections of the new dormitory on the west side of the campus have been 
completed ; and the handsome Peabody Educational Building now under con- 
struction will be opened in January with appropriate exercises. 

The football season has been very successful so far. Carolina has defeated 
in succession Davidson, 13 to o, Wake Forest, 9 to 2, and Bingham, Ashe- 
ville, 47 to o. The hardest games are ahead. We play in turn Virginia 
Polytechnic Institute, Georgetown, South Carolina, Washington and Lee, and 
Virginia. The last game will be played, as usual, in Richmond on Thanks- 
giving day. The Carolina aggregation to gather in Richmond on that day 
will be sure to include a goodly number of loyal Phis. 

North Carolina Beta opened the present year most successfully. Seven 
members of last year's active chapter have returned, and Brother Floyd G. 
Whitney, *ii, has come back to college to study law. Brother Henry Meeks, 
of Tennessee Alpha, has affiliated with us. The chapter takes pleasure in in- 
troducing to the Fraternity the following new brothers : Thomas E. Oilman, 
*i5f Jacksonville, N. C. ; Paul Brantley, Wilson, \. C. ; and Robert E. L. 
Cook, *I5, Tarboro, N. C- With a total of twelve good men in the active 
chapter this year North Carolina Beta has already made strides in capturing her 
share of college honors. Brother Edwards has been made captain of the 1913 
varsity baseball team, by a recent election. Brothers Meeks, Millender and 
Cook are members of the glee club, the first two also being members of the 
orchestra. Brother Meeks, who has a wonderful tenor voice, has created 
quite a sensation with his solos and his singing in the quartet. Brother 
Whitney has been elected to membership in the Junior Order of the Gorgon's 
Head. Brother Hughes, who was captain of last year's varsity gymnasium 
team, has been made gymnasium instructor. Brother Applewhite is playing his 
third year as a member of the varsity football team. He has been shifted this 
year from his regular position at end to right half-back, where he has been 
doing some good line plunging. Brother Applewhite has been elected an associ- 
ate editor on each of the three college publications, and was initiated into Sigma 
Upsilon, a literary fraternity which recently renewed its charter here. Brother 
Hart is a charter member of Alpha Chi Sigma, a chemical fraternity which 
recently installed a chapter here. Brother Brantley has been made secretary 
of the 19 14 pharmacy class. Brother Oilman is playing a star half-back on the 
scrub football team. 

The chapter had the pleasure of receiving a visit last month from Brother 
W. B. Burr us, our genial province president. Brother Burrus was accom- 
panied by Mrs. Burrus and Phikeia Patton, of Virginia Gamma. We enjoyed 
their visit very much and regretted that it could not have been prolonged. 
Those who were up for initiation this fall were : Brothers Ernest Thompson, 
Harrison Yelverton, Isaac London, alumni of the local chapter, and W. L. 
Wood, Georgia Gamma. Brother Plain, of Georgia Delta, also visited us 
last month. Brother Melvin (''Bull") Thompson, a former Carolina foot- 
ball star and captain, was on the Hill a few days the first of the month 
assisting in coaching the football team. 

Chapel Hill, N. C, October 20, 1912. Swade E. Barbour. 



Old Miami has opened this year with the largest enrollment in the history 
of the institution. Several important changes for the better have been made. 
The old dormitories for men have been thoroughly modernized, the new 
girl's dormitory is completed *and occupied, and the buildings and campus 
in general have been greaily improved. 

Ohio Alpha has again come to the front this year. After a very successful 
rushing season, the prospects for a good year are very promising. In col- 
lege activities she is well represented : Brothers Prugh and Callis are on 
the varsity eleven ; Phikeias McGinnes, Leonard, and McFadden are on the 
freshman team ; Brothers Ruder, Pine, Magill, and Callis, and Phikeias Mc- 
Fadden, Frazer, and McGinnes are on the glee club. Brother Prugh is presi- 
dent of the senate and student forum, and Brother Reeve is a member of the 
senate. Brother Magill is assistant business manager of the the Student, and 
represents the chapter on the Recensio staff; Brother Fiegenbaum is a member 
of the Student staff. Brother Doeller has been elected cheer leader of the 

Ohio Alpha has lost Brothers Pixler, Keever, and Ellis by graduation, and 
Brothers Huston, Kelley, Gee, and McGinnes by withdrawal from school. 

The chapter wishes to announce the following pledges : Donald Frazer, 
Belief on taine, O. ; Osmond Barton, Belief on taine, O. ; Hoover Brown, 
Morrill, O. ; Maurice Leonard, London, O. ; Raymond Crozier, Madison, Ind. ; 
Clifton McFadden, Ridgeville, O. ; Ellis Yaple, Chillicothe, O. ; David Gas- 
kill, Greenville, O. ; and Paul McGinnes, Kingston, O. 

Oxford, O., November 5, 1912. Walter Fiegenbaum. 


The new college year opened very auspiciously for the Ohio Wesleyan 
University on September 18. Though President Herbert is in Europe on 
leave of absence, the w^ork of the university is progressing as usual under 
the direction of Vice-President R. F. Stevenson. Owing to the discontinuance 
of the business department, the enrollment is slightly lower than that of last 

During the past summer several improvements upon the interior of the chap- 
ter house were made by the alumni association. In addition to there, we are 
indebted to Brothers Manring and Collins of .the active chapter for their 
surprise gift of a beautiful light dome which hangs in the library. 

Ohio Beta was very successful during rushing season, securing nine very 
promising freshmen. Although five men were lost last spring by graduation, 
and several more failed to reenter this fall, we returned an active chapter of 
fourteen men, making a total membership of twenty-three. We were es- 
pecially glad to welcome back during rushing week several of our alumni, 
whose presence and assistance were much appreciated. 

While the prospect for a championship football team is not so bright as 
last year, from present indications the season will be a very successful one. 
Ohio Beta is represented on the squad by four men, Brothers Harris, Jones, 
Helter, and Gates, of whom the first two are playing regular positions at 
guard and end respectively, while Brother Helter has placed parts of several 
games. Phikeias Parker and Lauderbaugh represent us on the freshman team. 

Brothers Shipps and Wright are members of the college glee club. Brother 
Wright being pianist. On the debate squad we are represented by Brothers 
Dewey and Collins. Brother Shipps is president of the athletic association, 
and Brother Wood, editor of The Ohio Wesleyan. Brothers Dew^ey and Duff 
are members of the varsity quartet. 

Of last year's graduates only one, Brother J. R. Driver, is at present located 
in Ohio. He is studying medicine in Western Reserve Medical College. 
Brother L. R. Driver has a position in the Unaka National Bank of Johnson 
City, Tenn. Brother L. P. Cary is Y. M. C. A. secretary at Washington and 


Lee University, Lexington, Va. Brother D. F. McClelland is Y. M. C. A. 
secretary at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla., while Brother £. J. 
Carmony fills a similar position at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind. 
Delaware, Ohio, October 19, 1912. Lawrence R. Lynch. 


Ohio University opened her one hundred and ninth year, Monday, Septem- 
ber 9, with an enrollment of seven hundred and fifty students. The new 
Science Hall has been completed at a cost of $125,000. It is a fine, four- 
story pressed brick building and makes a valuable, as well as a much needed 
addition, to Ohio's group of college buildings. The new training school is 
rapidly nearing completion and will represent a cost of $75,000. 

Ohio Gamma is in a very flourishing condition. We returned fourteen 
active men and with their efforts succeeded in pledging eight men, whom we 
now present to the Fraternity: Carl A. Ross, Buffalo, N. Y. ; Albert Miller, 
East Liverpool ; Gordon Silcott, Nelsonville ; Theodore Alfred, Lancaster ; 
Byron Wolf, Dan Davis, Oscar Fulton, and John Price, Athens. These with 
four Phikeias, who were pledged last year, make us a total of twelve pledges. 

The outlook in football is very good. Phi Delta Theta is represented on the 
squad by Brothers McReynolds, Hoodlet, Wood, McVey, and Phikeia Ross. 
Our men are all showing up especially well. Brother Arthur Hinaman, Ohio 
Eta, is entering upon his second year of successful coaching and has also 
been elected as assistant in the department of engineering. Brother Nutting 
is acting as trainer for the team. 

Quite a large amount of interest in tennis is being taken by a number of our 
men. In the interclass tournament which occurs Saturday, October 19, we 
will have four men as representatives. 

Alumni Day was observed October 15, and was a decided success. Several 
interesting talks were made and with music and refreshments, the evening was 
considered well spent by all. 

We recently enjoyed visits from Brothers George "Crum" Kaler, Harold 
Nutting, Ralph Lewis, George Thomas, Harry Beckley, B. F. Carpenter, 
Neil Martin, and "Dutch" Powell, Ohio Zeta. 

Athens, Ohio, October 16, 1912. W. J. Chamberlin. 


The chapter returned sixteen active men this year and has affiliated Brother 
William Johnson of New Hampshire Alpha. We had a very successful rushing 
season this year having put buttons on eleven good men. They are : Karl 
Minneman, of Sidney, Ohio; Fletcher Benton and William Mickel of Jackson, 
Ohio; Hugh Walburn, of Van Wert, Ohio; Pierre J. Becker, of Brockhaven, 
Miss.; Russel Corbin, of Zanesville, Ohio; Hugh J. Urmston, of Hamilton, 
Ohio ; Charles Boardman and Dick Huston, of Columbus, Ohio ; Eben Jones, 
of Jackson, Ohio; and Valley Braden, of Bucyrus, Ohio. 

This year Brother Harry Crary is assistant football manager. Brothers 
Pickerel and Troutman are playing on the team. Brother Pickerel has sus- 
tained an injury to his knee which has kept him out of practice for a couple 
of weeks. 

On October 12 we gave our Phikeia dance and it was a big success. There 
were quite a number of alumni present. 

We also have with us as a new member of the faculty, Brother Arthur 
Schlesinger, an alumnus of this chapter who has just returned from Columbia 
University where he was granted a Ph. D. degree. 

Brother Harrison Barringer is editing the football programs this year. 
Phikeia Hugh Urmston was appointed as one of the freshmen members of the 
student council. Owing to a very severe illness this summer Gereald Tenney, 
otherwise known as Pinkie, will not be able to be with us until the second 


Our alumni banquet was very successful this year, there being about thirty- 
five alumni present Paul A. Carothers. 
Columbus, Ohio, October 20, 1912. 


With the beginning of this season, Ohio Eta returned fifteen active mem- 
bers, one of whom. Brother B. F. DeLancy, *i6, from Ohio Beta has been 
affiliated. During the summer the house was cleaned, repaired and re- 
decorated. The house men have redecorated their own and the chapter has 
helped to kalsomine and paper parts of the house. Ohio Eta has* succeeded in 
pledging the following freshmen: A. M. Boehr, W. J. Ovington, W. P. Voth, 
H. L. Wood, and J. C. Perkins, of Cleveland; H. E. Shaddick, of Ishpeming, 
Mich.; and A. W. Smythe, Elyria, Ohio. We are looking over a few more 
men and may pledge one or two more before initiation. On November 8 a 
harvest party will be held at the house and in the middle of December an 
informal dance will be held. 

College opened with about 150 freshmen enrolled. The football team 
started its regular season by beating Wooster and it is hoped and expected that 
the resr of the season will .be as successful. Brother Whiteacre is out for 
left half on the varsity and Brothers Feather and Fisher are playing on the 
scrub team. Tlie glee club held tryouts on October 8, and about forty new 
men reported, of these thirty-five men have chances although the club event- 
ually will be reduced to about twenty-five, of which there will be three or four 
Phis. The annual pushball contest was w^on by the sophomores, as was also 
the tug of war across Wade Park pond. Brother Fisher led the sophomores, and 
Phikeia Perkins led the freshmen. Albert T. Case. 

Cleveland, Ohio, October 15, 1912. 


The rushing season is just about over at Cincinnati, resulting in eight 
pledges for Ohio Theta. The annual pledge dance will be given at the Col- 
lege Hill Hall, Thursday evening, October 24, at 9 P. M. Many alumni have 
announced their intention of coming and a large attendance is expected. 

The chapter has been especially fortunate in that two new Phi professors 
have been added to the faculty, Professors Lowrie of Wisconsin and West, 
Profes&or I. J. Cox of the history department makes the third Phi at the 
University of Cincinnati. The university has lately installed a night univer- 
sity here at which many Phis are in attendance. Brother John De Ellis, 
president of this province is among those enrolled, also Brothers Gnido 
Gores and Russ Easton. 

Varsity's first football game resulted in a victory of 124 to 0. The second 
game 21 to o. This looks very promising. We have five men on the squad. 
Brothers Burt Robinson, Will Robinson, A. C. Wells, Earl Vinnedge and 
Clem Fenker. Brothers Pottenger and Wunder are managing the team. 

Brother Fenker has been awarded a position on the Weekly News. 
Brother Wunder was appointed flag rush referee for the freshmen. Brother 
"Chick" Clay of the University of Pennsylvania is finishing his engineering 
course at the University of Cincinnati this year. Brother P. W. Pottenger 
is running a close race for the senior treasurership. 

Recently the chapter was honored by a visit by Brother Walter B. Palmer, 
Brother John De Ellis and Brother Scott Bonham. Brothers Brown, Mc- 
Gilland, Easton and Hill, as alumni, have been very helpful in rushing and 
deserve great thanks. Receptions to the faculty, relatives, fraternities and sor- 
orities will be given in the near future in our new home in Clifton. 

Cincinnati, Ohio, October 14, 191 2. Clint Wunder. 



Ontario Alpha desires to introduce to the Fraternity Brothers Joseph Jewell 
Evans, of Shanghai, China ; Andrew Ruthven Thompson, Ottawa ; Joseph 
Ellsworth Flavell, and Gordon VVestover Doolittle, Toronto, who were initiated 
October 15, 19 12. We are also pleased to present Phikeias Higgins and Simp- 
son, whom we expect to initiate in the very near future. 

Toronto has won three out of four games played in the intercollegiate 
Rugby series and has every chance of winning the championship again this 
year. Brothers Cory and Cuzner are both playing on the team, while Brothers 
Frith, Lorimer, Simpson, Faucett, Thompson and Phikeia Higgins are on the 

The university will have a splendid new building added to its present 
quota in the new Knox College which is being erected on the west side of 
the front campus at a cost of $600,000. The new gymnasium will be completed 
in another year and will be the equal of any on the continent. The cost is 
estimated at something over $1,000,000. In this building will be included the 
Y. M. C. A. and new Students' Union. A temporary gymnasium has been 
erected to meet the needs of the students for the present year, and is fitted 
up with lockers, swimming tank and usual equipment. 

Prospects are very bright this year. We had six men pledged before the 
second week of college, and should have no trouble in getting several more. 
Our preparatory school rushing starts in a few weeks from now, and we have 
several likely looking men in sight for next year. 

Brother Walter Lumsden, Quebec Alpha, has entered law school at Toronto 
this fall. Brother Cox, Ontario Alpha, '13, has reentered the chapter and is 
also attending law school. Since the last issue of the Scroll we have enjoyed 
visits from the following Brothers : Whitmore, Minnesota Alpha, and Landry, 
Lovell, Reed, Kennedy, Risteen, and Masson, Quebec Alpha. 

Toronto, Ont., October 24, 1912. R. L. Junkin. 


The University of Oregon opened for work September 19 with a larger 
number of students than in any previous year. The freshman class showed 
the greatest increase and brought the total enrollment in the Colleges of 
Literature, Science and Arts and Engineering to a figure something over 700. 
Among the new men on the faculty is Brother W. M. Smith, Pennsylvania 
Alpha, '03. Brother Smith comes as assistant professor in the mathematical de- 
partment and has already gained the reputation of being a thorough mathe- 
matician and an excellent instructor. 

Oregon Alpha returned eight active men and has nine pledges. We lost 
seven of last year's chiipter by graduation and of those who failed to return. 
Brother Stevens has afjfiliated with California Beta, Brother Hammond has 
entered the Oregon Law School in Portland, and Brother Irish has entered 
McMinnville College. It is with great pleasure that we introduce to the 
Fraternity, Phikeias Harry Miller, '16, Newberg, Ore.; Chester Miller, '16, 
Portland, Ore.; Hermes Wrightson, '16, Portland, Ore.; Robert Prosser, '16, 
Eugene, Ore.; Arthur Oleson, '16, Portland, Ore.; Walter Church, '16, Eugene, 
Ore.; Carl Thomas, '14, Portland, Ore.; David Hartsuck, '15, Olympia, 
Wash., who enters after one year's work in Washington State College ; and 
Earl Hughes, '14, Portland, Ore., a student in Whitman College two years. 
Brother Donaca is back with us after a year's absence from school. 

Football holds everyone's attention at this time of the year. Although we 
were defeated October 19 by the fast Whitman team our hopes for the North- 
west championship have not vanished and we expect to come back strong 
against our great rivals, Washington and the Agricultural College. Brother 
Bailey is one of the mainstays on the team. Three times has he earned the 
title of All-Northwestern tackle and he bids fair to do it again. Phikeia 
Hartsuck is playing a smashing game at half and we expect great things of him. 


In the recent class elections Phi Delta Theta received her share of honors. 
Brother Bailey was elected president of the senior class and Phikeia Prosser 
president of the freshman class. Brother Bailey was also elected to member- 
ship in the Friars Club, the senior honor group. 

On account of the absence from town of so many of the Eugene alumni it 
was necessary to postpone otir alumni banquet one week. We regret not 
being able to hold to .the regular date but will certainly make the celebration 
a success on October 22. An informal dance was given in the chapter house 
October 19 in honor of the new pledges. 

The chapter was pleased to receive visits from Brothers Swartly, Idaho 
Alpha, *o8, Judson, New Hampshire Alpha, '13, and Preston W. Search, Ohio 
Delta, '76. Carroll M. Wagner. 

Eugene, Ore., October 19, 1912. 


The fall term opened September 19 with bright prospects in view for a 
successful year. Fourteen men from our last year's chapter returned to 
college. The incoming freshman class is the largest in the history of the 

The football team is rounding into shape after having won and lost two 
games. The line is very strong but the back field is mostly new material 
which is very light. Brothers Royer, Moore and Hennessey are playing on 
the varsity, while Brother Hammer is on the squad. 

The chapter has received visits during the past month from Brothers J. 
T. Baker, '82, F. W. Royer, '10, W. H. Waygood, '87, McCluney Radcliffe, 
'77, G. Alexander, '06, M. O. Cederquist, *I2. 

Brother Newton, Williams, is coaching the football team. Brother Haas is 
football manager. Brother Waygood, sophomore class president. Brother Don- 
aldson is sophomore football manager,- Brother Walter is freshman • football 
manager. Brother Morgan is marshal of sophomore class. 

The chapter after a very successful rushing season have pledged eight 
men and take great pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity the following: 
William Henry McCutcheon, *i5, Paul Culver Shoemaker, '15, Leon Newpher 
Morgan, '16, Clarence Welch Forshee, '16, William Mead Comwell, '16, 
William James Sill Miller, '16, Lester Baker Hennessey, '16, and Francis 
Eugene Walter, '16. Benjamin H. Welty. 

Easton, Pa., October 19, 1912. 


Gettysburg College op)ened her eighty-first year with over a hundred fresh- 
men, the largest class that has ever been enrolled in the institution. The 
chapter lost by graduation. Brothers Diehl, Fritsch, Hartman, Humphries, 
Krebs, Liebegott, and Musselman. The chapter takes pleasure in introducing 
at this time Brothers Faber, *i6, Hoch, *i6. Walker, '16, and Phikeia Weisen- 
born, '17. With the return of all the old men the chapter now numbers 
eighteen. As the rushing season is not over the chapter oxpects to be able 
to introduce several more brothers to the Fraternity in the next number of the 

With the loss of seven of last year's stars, and the introduction of a new 
coach the football team has not made as fine a showing as could be desired. 
Brother Dulebohn is a regular on the team and Brothers Walker, Fasick, 
Diehl, Thomas, and Walker are on the reserve squad. Brother Leibegott being 
their coach. 

Among the honors handed out this year Brother Dulebohn secured inter- 
fraternity committee; Brothers Dulebohn and Pannell are on the press club; 
Brothers Hepler, Walker, and Faber are on the musical clubs ; Brother Haas 
is on the junior prom committee ; and Brother Philson is holding down a 
solo part in the college orchestra. 


During the opening weeks the chapter enjoyed visits from Brothers John 
and Sam Meisenhelder, Ed. Singmaster, and Robert Eldon, Pennsylvania 
Epsilon, '95. J. Merrill Hepler. 

Gettysburg, Pa., October 18,1912. 


College opened September 25 with a freshman class of one hundred and 
sixty, the largest, as yet, to enter Washington and Jefferson. All of the 
brothers of last year returned, with the exception of Brother Luccock, our 
only graduate of last year, Brother Metz, '13, who entered the University of 
Pittsburgh Dental School, Brother Shallentrager, who went into business, and 
Brother Nicola, '15, who entered the University of Michigan. At present we 
have seven pledges, Warner, '14, and Jeffries, Biggert, Donnan, MacClelland, 
Thomas, Cobin of the freshman class. 

Just now football is the one topic of interest. We are represented on the 
squad by Brothers Cunningham, '13, Smith, '13, and Phikeias Cobin and 
Jeffries. On October 5 we held the Carlisle Indians to a no score game. 
On that day we entertained about rhirty-five of the alumni brothers. 

Brother Dean, '13, was winner of the annual junior oratorical contest last 
June. Brother Eaton, '13, is on the cotillion committee which holds the inter- 
fraternity dances during the college year. 

During the summer vacation we were all shocked to hear of the death of 
Brother James McCalmont Miller, Professor of Mathematics in Washington and 
Jefferson College, a graduate of the class of '97 of this college and one of the 
most honored and respected members of the faculty. 

Washington, Pa.^ October 18, 19 12. James T. Jackson. 


The year opened with unusual quiet 'at the chapter house as the new ruling 
prohibits the rushing of freshmen. Some promising men have entered, and we 
hope to choose some who will be leaders in the class. A few of the town 
alumni visited us on Alumni Day and gave the chapter excellent advice on 
their conduct toward each other and toward the new men. 

Since the last letter Brothers J. A. Zimmerman and George Rose have 
been initiated and we are glad to introduce them to the Fraternity. 

The glee club for the coming year has been chosen, and we will be repre- 
sented in it by Brothers Wells (leader). Smith, Zimmerman, and Graham. 
On the football team we are represented by Brother Graham, '15. 

Brother Hutchinson has reentered as a member of the class of 191 5. 

Meadville, Pa., October 19, 1912. Paul F. Barackman. 


Owing to the fact that the reporter received the notification for the letter 
to the September Scroll too late, being inaccessible during the summer, he 
must offer an apology for the absence of a letter in that issue. 

Last spring marked the close of another very successful season for Phi 
Delta Theta. In offices and positions of honor we were especially well repre- 
sented. Brother Steckel was vice-president of the athletic association, and 
has been elected president for this year. Brother Kirkpatrick was elected presi- 
dent of the Comus Club; Brother Bashore, vice-president of the student sen- 
ate; and Brother Paterson, president of the combined musical clubs. Brother 
Tyson was a member of the debating team, and Brother Martin an alternate. 
Of the class honorary societies. Brothers Stier, Parsons, and Spitznaus were 
made members of the sophomore society; Brother Dietz of the junior society; 
and Brothers Kirkpatrick and Paterson of the senior society. 

Phi Delta Theta was also very prominent in athletics. Brothers Stier, 
Cole, Tyson and Jackson were members of the tennis team. And on the 
varsity baseball team were Brothers Hock, Henderson, Steckel, and Paterson, 


while on the second team were Brothers Stein and Spitznans. Brother Steckel 
was elected captain of the baseball team for this year. 

Throagh graduation the active chapter lost Brothers Steckel, Martin» 
Henderson, Hertzler, Stein, and Jackson, while Brothers Stier, Cole, and 
Tyson, having discontinued their course at Dickinson, have also ceased td^be 
active members. Brother Tyson has entered Drew Theological Seminary, and 
Brother Cole has entered the law department of the^ University of Pennsylvania. 
We are very happy in having with us again Brother- Steckel, who is attendingL- 
the Dickinson School of Law. 

This year the chapter began with fourteen active members, most of whom 
were back and ready for rushing a week before the opening of college* In^,^ 
rushing and getting our new Phis we were very fortunate in having the as-^ 
sistance of Brothers Housman, '09, Hock, '11, Jackson, '12, and Steckel, 'la. 
We are very grateful, indeed, to these brothers for their interest and help. 
We wish to present to the Fraternity Brothers William Ganoe Stephens, Earl 
Hastings Steckel, Joseph Scott Davis, Edward Norton, Elias Bloxom Baker, 
Paul Peffer Aller, and Uriah Shuman Hart. The active chapter now 4Con- , 
sists of twenty-one members. . ^ ! 

Although the year is not far advanced, yet it promises much for P]ti^'^ 
Delta Theta. Brother Bashore has been elected president of the senior class; 
Brother Hicks vice-president of the junior class; and Brother Norton vice- 
president of the freshman class. Brother Kirkpatrick is cheer leader of the 
college. ' J» . , 

Brother Bashore is a member of the varsity football team, and Brother 
Steckel, '16, and Davis, '16, are on the squad. 

On the evening of October 15, the chapter celebrated Alumni Day. The 
regular meeting was held that evening, and the alumni day ceremony was 
interposed. The topic "The Importance of a Higher Standard of Morality 
and Progress" was spoken upon by several alumni members, one of whom was 
Dr. Stephens, a member of the college faculty. 

The chapter wishes to acknowledge the visits of Brothers Housman, '09, 
Young, '09, Jackson, '12, Martin, '12, Zerby, '09, Washabaugh, '09, Ceder- 
quist, Pennsylvania Alpha, Treverton, Pennsylvania Eta, Walker, Jacobs, 
Liebegott, and Fasick of Pennsylvania Beta. 

Carlisle, Pa., October 17, 191 2. R. B. Paterson. 


Pennsylvania Zeta is passing through one of the most irregular rushing 
seasons that it has ever experienced. This is due in part to the interfraternity 
agreement which was adopted by the chapter in the spring of 191 1 and annulled 
this spring. With us twelve other fraternities have dropped the agreement, 
but about the same number still remain. As a result of this peculiar agree- 
ment which exists in part, the work of getting new men has been retarded. 
To date we have five men pledged and the prospects of getting as many more 
are very bright. This will bring our number in the active chapter to about 
thirty men. 

As usual Provost Smith welcomed the freshman class and explained to 
them the ideals and purposes of the university, incidentally laying a great 
deal of stress upon the important part that fraternities play in undergraduate 
work and the importance of selecting good acquaintances. 

The fall activities are in full swing and we are represented by the follow- 
ing men on the various teams : Brothers Crane and Wilson are on the varsity 
football squad; Brothers Wallace and Kreimer are rowing on the senior crew; 
Brothers Jamison (captain) and Ouerbacher are on the swimming team. 

We wish to thank the alumni who have aided us in the work of rushing 
and who have enabled us to get a line on new men, and we hope that as many 
of the old men as possible can arrange to visit us during the year. 

Brother B. S. Wallace has been elected vice-president of the senior class. 

Philadelphia, Pa., October 17, 19 12. H. Stanley Kreixier. 



The Lehigh chapter fakes great pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity 
the following initiates: Brothers Adams, McEwan, Perry, Amos, Quinn, 
Borden, Reade, and Perkins, all of the class of 1916. Of these men Adams is 
a nephew of S. B. Knox, Pennsylvania Eta, '93, and Borden, a brother of 
F. S. Borden, Pennsylvania Eta, '11. 

The university is enthusiastic over the outlook for its football team this 
season and the coming games are everywhere the topic of conversation. 
Pennsylvania Eta is represented on the varsity eleven by Brother Crichton, '15, 
and on the scrubs by Brother Dickey, '15. 

In the "founders' day" sports a series of three events between sophomores 
and freshmen, namely, football, baseball, and track, the chapter was well 
represented by Brother Dickey, sophomore baseball and football, Brother 
Murphy, sophomore track. Brothers Adams and Perry, freshman football, and 
Brother Borden, freshman baseball. The freshmen won the football game and 

The following college honors have been recorded since the last Scroll 
letter: Brother Clarke, '13, Arcadia; Brothers Murphy, Crichton, and Dickey, 
*I5, Scimitar Club; Brother Adams, *i6, class treasurer. 

Since the chapter has moved info its new home we have been visited by 
the following alumni: Brothers Knox, '93, Spaeth, '07, Horner, 'ii. Smith, 
'12, Baird, *I2. Brothers Camp, *I2, and Walker, ex-' 12, are on an indefinite 
visit to the chapter. Phikeia Prickett, '14, has left college temporarily but 
expects to return second term. The chapter also takes pleasure in introducing 
Phikeia Kring, *i6. Brothers Tierney, New York Alpha, and Wright, Penn- 
sylvania Alpha, are at present taking up work in Lehigh. 

South Bethlehem, Pa., October 20, 1912. E. W. Chandler. 


College opened September 18 with a large increase of enrollment, a gain 
of over 200 students compared to last year. The total enrollment of the 
college is about 2300. The standard of the freshman class appears to be a 
trifle lower than that of preceding years but Pennsylvania Theta managed to 
secure six exceptionally good men. We take great pleasure in introducing to 
the Fraternity the following brothers: George Smith, Narberth, Pa.; Abram 
Cox, Cynwyd, Pa.; William Curry, Warriors Mark, Pa.; Leicester Raynor, 
Narberth, Pa.; John France, Philadelphia, Pa.; and James Towsen, Harris- 
burg, Pa. 

The football team has exceptionally bright prospects for this season having 
already won from the strong Washington and Jefferson and Cornell teams. 
A delegation of 1200 students is expected to accompany the team to Phila- 
delphia to witness the game with Pennsylvania. Bfother Wilson is preventing 
any advance by the enemy around left end and Brothers Whetstone, Weston, 
Hay, and Thomas are on the squad. 

The chapter was pleased on October 11 to receive a call from Brothers 
Swank, Smith, Clark, Lorenze, Steidle, Dempsey, Malick, Hoerle and Fowler. 
We wish to acknowledge a visit from Brother Welsh earlier in the year. 

Brothers Fiske and Trotter have returned to finish their respective courses. 
Brother Perry, Case, 'ii, has affiliated with the chapter. Brother Hughes, 
Allegheny, '12, has joined the teaching force in the English department. 

State College, Pa., October 25, 1912. William H. Patterson. Jr. 


A very successful rushing season has now practically come to a close, and 
we are very glad to introduce Brothers C. E. Black, Montreal, Que.; L. C. 
Montgomery, New Richmond, Que.; T. S. Hunter, Vancouver, B. C.; and 
C. F. O'Gormon, Streetsville, Ont. We also have a number of other good 
men in view. 


Contrary to our expectations only twenty-one members returned this fall, 
we had counted on at the least twenty-three men. Brothers Beanvais and A. J. 
Landry failed to return, the former having gone into business in Chicago, 
III., while the latter is with Gore and McGregor, Victoria, B. C. 

McGill made a great stride towards the Intercollegiate Rugby championship 
on Saturday, October 19 by defeating Toronto University by a score of a8 
to 7. We have representing Quebec Alpha on the team, Brothers W. G. Mas- 
son, Reid, Rankin, and Montgomery, and Brothers G. Kennedy, Duclos, and 
Hall on the second team. 

Brother G. Bell paid us a brief visit and carried off a blushing bride. 
We also received visits from Brothers Cuzner and Evans, Ontario Alpha, and 
Lovell, W. P. Smith, and Lumsden. W. S. Atkinson. 

Montreal, Que., October 19, 1912. 


For a week preceding the opening of college on Wednesday, September 
25, and for two weeks after this time Brother Kratz aided by members of 
the alumni club and the active brothers have been engaged in carefully la3ring 
plans for the present year and looking over the ground for new and suitable 
Phis and this he did with the hightest degree of success as our 1916 delegation 
clearly shows. 

The men of Rhode Island Alpha have launched forth upon the. year now 
at hand with a zeal that promises to make this one of the most successful years 
in the history of the chapter. 

Brother Kratz is playing his usual hard game at right tackle on the varsity 
eleven and Brother Maxwell has won his way to a position as right guard. 

Brother Hincks still remains unrivalled as college gymnast, the position 
he won last year. 

At the election of the senior class officers on Tuesday, October 14, Brother 
Kratz was elected first vice-president. S. J. Rowland. 

Providence, R. I., October 18, 19 12. 


South Dakota Alpha returned fifteen old men when school opened on the 
eighteenth of September. Although we had lost fourteen of our strongest men 
by graduation and retirement, we were not disheartened as the entering class, 
which included 130 freshmen, was very rich in fraternity material. From this 
wealth of material, we have already picked seven pledges and we still have 
some excellent men in view. Rushing was a very strenuous exercise this fall 
owing to the fact that BOH has at last granted a charter to the petitioning 
local here but with the aid of our alumni and with many improvements on 
our property to help us, we succeeded in getting nearly every man we wanted. 

The football season opened auspiciously for us when Minnesota went down 
to defeat by the score of lo-o. We were represented on the trip by Brothers 
Ghrist and Fry and Phikeia King. Among our other men on the squad, are 
Phikeias Vidal, Henley and Cloud who give promise of future ability. Many 
of the active chapter made the trip to Minneapolis and were royally enter- 
tained by the Minnesota chapter. 

Many honors have been showered upon the brothers since our last letter, 
the most important being: Brothers Pettigrew, manager of athletics, Powers, 
president of the engineering association, Fry, member of the athletic board of 
control, and Wadden, member of the Volante board of control. 

Many visitors have been received by us since the opening of school, among 
them we were very glad to welcome Brothers Brisbine, Cooper, and Bagst^ 
of this chapter and Brother Strayer of Colorado Alpha. We wish to thank 
our alumni and especially Brother Cooper for their aid to us during the 
rushing season. S. F. Waddkn. 

Vermilion, S. Dak., October 12, iqi2. 



The jrcar 1912 opened most propitiously for the local chapter. With the 
return of nineteen old men and eleven pledges Tennessee Alpha expects one 
of the most successful years in its history. It is with great pleasure and ex- 
pectation of their doing great things for ^ A 9, that we welcome the following 
new men in the chapter: Howell Adams, Robert A. Love, Joseph L. Clark, 
Jr., Mays Kirkman, Hugh Spencer, James Webster, Gray Smith, Crutcher 
McClure, Evans Waller, James Rogers and Jack Chad wick. 

Brother "fiuddy" Morgan is holding down his old place as varsity center and 
at the same time a considerable quantity of surplus flesh, by means of his daily 
ambles on the gridiron. Brother Horde Boeusch is pushing mighty strong for 
a permanent berth on the varsity as quarterback. Brother "Bill" Cranberry 
has been elected editor-in-chief of the Commodore, the annual publication 
of the fraternities of Vanderbilt. Several of the brothers are trying out for 
places on the glee club and dramatic club. It is refreshing to note that 
Phikeia McClure has won the fifty dollar entrance prize awarded for the 
highest average in certain required subjects. 

Nashville, Tenn., October 15, 19 12. L. F. Spkrry. 


The university opened the present session September 19. The enrollment 
was the largest in years and indications all point to a most successful year for 

Tennessee Beta returned six of last year's chapter and these six set to 
work with a zeal and enthusiasm to recruit their ranks from the choice fresh- 
men, and their work resulted in the pledging of three strong men. These three 
have been initiated and it is with pleasure that we introduce to the Fraternity, 
James Nelson of Birmingham, Ala.; Joseph Eggleston of England, Ark.; and 
Randolph H. Cobb of Orlando, Fla. 

Football prospects are unusually bright this year and Sewanee expects to 
have a team that will be heard of in Southern football circles this fall. 
Tennessee Beta is represented on the varsity squad by Brothers Gillespi, Mc- 
Clanahan, and Eggleston. 

Brother Bowden is to take the Rhodes Scholarship examination this fall 
and his return has consequently been delayed. His absence has been felt 
severely by the chapter and his return is looked forward to with eagerness by 
the brothers. R. L, McGoodwin. 

Sewanee, Tenn., October 12, 1912. 


With the opening of the collegiate year 1912-13 the results of the faculty's 
studies on how to make the student's life more odious, are remarkably apparent. 
Brilliant and luminous on the horizon hang the words "a sfudent who is 
absent during any term for more than one tenth of the total number of exer- 
cises at which he is due during the term thereby (automatically) drops his 
name from the university rolls". Even the eloquence of Brother Hawthorne 
Dorothy Kyser could not shake the iron will of the dean. So in the midst of 
tears and wild sobs, the eight o'clocks, now regularly forego their beauty 
sleep, and headed by Brother Buddy, recently of Oklahoma A. & M., mourn- 
fully plow their way through the sleet and rain to the slaughter. Brother 
Knight uses mourning stationery now, and it is rumored that he will with- 
draw from the university and return home to take the hired man's place. 

Rushing season was a brilliant success. Brother Pearl Exall returned in a 
$15, no more, no less, all wool suit of a delicate pink, and jarred loose in the 
very first week with $1.65. What freshman could resist such wild extravagance. 
As a result, we pledged six men — Stuart L. (Buckshot) Williams, of Cisco; 
Palmer Giles, of San Antonio; Edward Norment, of Paris; Wilmer Chatham, 
of Marlin ; Horace Higginbotham, of Dublin ; and Frank Wren, of Fort Worth. 
With mingled feelings of pleasure and pain we present them to the Fraternity. 


Brother Van Rucker, Tennessee Alpha, of Cleburne, has affiliated with as, 
being driven down here by the unbearable attitude of some of the more husky 
brothers at Vanderbilt. In order to make him feel at home we are preparing 
an affiliate initiation. Brother Gerard Blair, of Missouri, and Brother Snyder, 
of Southvfesiern, are also helping to spill coffee on the table-cloth. 

Brother Joe H. Russell went to Cornell and saw the football team. Then 
he came back to Texas. We do beat somebody every now then — even though 
a preparatory school did hold us down to 3 to o last Saturday. However, 
we beat them — and also defeated Texas Central University on the 5th. A 
whole lot more, or nothing at all, will be said about football after the 
Oklahoma game at Dallas on the 19th. Incidentally speaking. Brothers Left- 
wich and Dealey, and Phikeia Higginbotham are on the first squad. 

Brother M. £. Kurth has recently pledged to the Rattlers. 

Since the arrival of Buckshot Williams of Oklahoma A. & M., Brother 
Buddy, also of that famous school, who told us last year that he would have 
made the baseball team if he hadn't sprained his ankle, has been remarkably 
quiet, and spends most of his time under the table in his room reading "What 
a Young Man Should Know." He is indeed getting modest. We hear him 
say no more that he "would have made the basketball team, but they didn't 
have any." 

Domestically speaking, we are going too good this year. The house has 
been painted, new beds have been purchased upstairs; a sleeping porch and 
an outside storehouse have been added ; new carpets, rugs, and hangings have 
also made their appearance, and in general, the house presents a more prosper- 
ous and homelike appearance. About $450 was spent this summer. 

The chapter returned many old men this year, and now consists of thirty- 
three members, including the pledges. From present indications and expecta- 
tions, we will certainly mess up several things in university affairs this year. 
In words of Brother McCormick, who is back and trying it once more : "We 
girls are certainly rearing to go." Ted Dealey. 

Austin, Texas, October 17, 19 12. 


Southwestern opened September 24 with a larger attendance than ever 
before, Texas Gamma returned sixteen men. A wide field lay open to our 
rushing committee and we succeeded in pledging six new men. Three of these 
have already been initiated and. we now take pleasure in introducing to the 
Fraternity, Brothers Warren N. Yates, Georgetown, Texas; Ben P. Monning, 
Amarillo, Texas; and R. Bliss Woods, Abilene, Texas. 

As usual our chapter takes a leading part in all phases of college activities. 
Brother H. D. Woods is student assistant in English and Brother Wiseman 
is director of the gymnasium. We are represented on the glee club by 
Brothers Woods, Hardy, Pritchett, Sanders, Alexander and Bontwell. Brother 
Woods is manager of the club. We are also well represented on the football 
squad by Brothers Pritchett, Hendry, Wiseman, Blair, Monning, and Boot- 
well. Brother E. Mid Westbrook is manager of the football team. Two 
alumni of Texas Gamma are now connected with the university: Brother Wil- 
bur F. Wright being registrar and Brother James C. Snipes, athletic coach. 

With all of these honors we are looking forward to the most prosperous 
year in the history of the chapter. R. H. Williams. 

Georgetown, Texas, October 3, 19 12. 


Although the loss of Brothers Abbott, Ferguson, Fields and Waterman by 
graduation is deeply felt, yet, with nearly all the remaining old men back 
and a goodly number of new men, we are looking forward to a bright and 
very successful year. 

Vermont Alpha can very easily say that it is looking forward to a successful 


year, since every one of our large number of last year's initiates have made 
good ; and a bright year, because a selection of nine new men have been 
pledged. This year we take pleasure in announcing as Phikeias : William R. 
Conroy, Plainiield, N. J.; Wilder Coyle, Weston, Vt. ; Richard B. Gordon, 
Oil City, Pa. ; Chauncey H. Hayden, Riverside, Vt. ; Willard P. Leutze, Mcr- 
ton. Pa.; Frank £. Malcolm, Bridgeport, Conn.; Camillus H. Nelson, West 
Pawlet, Vt. ; Charles Votey, Summit, N. J. all of class *i6; and Edgar P. 
Belief ountaine, Lowell, Mass., of class '15, all of whom will become Phis 
November 3, 19 12. 

Brother Pike, '14, has gone to the Missouri School of Osteopathy. Brother 
Mould, '15, has gone to the Colorado School of Mines where he will take a 
course in mining engineering. Brother Russel Keeler, '14, is staying at home 
this year at Richmond Hill, N. Y., where he is studying as well as assisting 
in his father's business. Brothers Malcolm, '14, and Mayforth, '15, both on 
varsity battery played on the Northampton team this summer which won the 
pennant in the Twin State league. Brothers St. John, Maiden and Elrick ; 
also, Phikeias Leutze and Conroy are out for football this fall. 

This year the university is publishing a new magazine. Ye Crabbe, which 
has for its first editor Brother Hoifnagle. 

In Vermont the long cold winter evenings are usually looked forward to 
with much dread but I am sure this year there will be no need of such with us, 
as we have, with our new men, a very good orchestra which will be able to 
give entertainment at times when there is not much studying to do. 

Burlington, Vt., October 14, 19 12. Vernon T. Dow. 


The fraternities at the University of Virginia are now taking a much needed 
rest. We had an interfraternity agreement here for the first time this year 
and owing to the fact that no one quite understood it the rushing has been 
more fast and furious than ever before. The time for holding off was over 
November i and for the first time this session fraternity men are able to 
pay some attention to studies. 

We have pledged two initiates so far' and have several more prospectives 
who are unable at present writing to commit themselves definitely. The 
large number of fraternities here make it impossible for any one of them to 
get any large number of new men at the first of the season. 

Our football team has not so far entirely fulfilled expectations but on 
Saturday last we played Vanderbilt to a very close score. Brother Harris 
who made his letter last year is playing a very good game at end. In fact 
either directly or indirectly ^ A 8 is well represented in athletics as we have 
Brother Lile manager of the football team and Brother Mackay manager of 
the baseball team, both, needless to remark, college honors of some note. 

In the present march of fraternities here a house is a matter of some 
moment and though our present one seems to fill present needs this is a 
question we must face in the near future. 

Now that the smoke has cleared away ^ A 6 has settled down to what 
promises to be an exceedingly prosperous year both for the fraternity here 
and the individual men in the chapter. 

University, Va., November 8, 1912. Harold Hathaway. 


After three months, filled with the joy of courtship, under summer skies, 
seven of Virginia Gamma's chapter returned to again pursue the student 
life. Much to our regret, outside of the retirement of Brothers Bob Marye 
and Rives Childs by graduation. Brothers Robert and Edward Sheffey did 
not answer the call to the fold, the former deciding that Cornell was worthy 
of his allegiance and the latter selecting Washington and Lee. Xotwith- 


standing the removal of these men, Randolph- Macon opened with an in- 
creased enrollment and seems to be prospering. 

With the opening of college the fun begins, and after much strenuoas 
rushing we landed three of the "fish," whom we enthusiastically initiated 
on September 22 and whom we wish to introduce to the Fraternity. They 
are Brothers Bernard B. Blanton, Richmond, Va. ; Horace C. Cooley, Nash- 
ville, N. C; and Keener W. Eustler, Summit Point, W. Va. With us at the 
initiation or during openings were Brothers R. A. Sheffey, J. V. Reed, R. W. 
Peatross, C. C. Carroll, L. L. Gravely, C. Stebbins, Alan Chenery, R. W. 
Marye, J. R. Childs, and Jack Hopgood of North Carolina Beta. 

We appreciated very much the recommendations we received, and wish to 
take this opportunity to say, that it is only with such help that we, with a 
small chapter and no time limit for pledging, can get the best men. 

Brother W. B. Burruss, Beta Province President, and his wife also paid as 
a visit recently, and after straightening us out, and entertaining us for a day, 
they pledged Phikeia E. L. Patton of Hampton, Va., for us. 

The Yellow Jackets' football team, with Brother R. W. Tatem as manager, 
has had several games and the results seem to point to another, customary, 
successful year. Brothers M. K. Blount and C. P. M. Sheffey have so far 
made all the trips, and will probably make the team although it looks like 
a toss up to pick the members of the backfield where both play. Likewise 
in the spring we expect to have two men on the baseball team with Brother 
A. S. Millican as manager. Brother Millican is also captain of the basketball 

However, this array of athletes does not mean that other phases of college 
life are neglected, as, notwithstanding the triflingness of the goats, we hope to 
again lead all the fraternities in class standing, and in all our work, keep 
up our high standard. J. Wesley Childs. 

Ashland, Va., October 13, 191 2. 


The university opened on September 12 in the academic, commercial, 
engineering and law departments. With only two Phis here at the beginning 
of the rushing season the outlook for Virginia Zeta was doubtful. Thanks 
to the assistance of loyal Phis the chapter has braced, while prospects are 
excellent for another splendid year. As to pledges five of the finest men in 
school were made Phikeias. While freshmen may not be initiated now on 
account of the Pan-Hellenic agreement, we have not had to wait until the 
second term for an initiation. It is with much pleasure that Brother James 
Somerville, Jr., '13, of Vaiden, Miss., is introduced to the Fraternity. 

In rushing we were much aided by Brothers Glasgow, Graham and Smith- 
son of Lexington. Brother Minetree of Washington, D. C, was also in our 
midst, and had plenty of the Phi spirit. 

An afHliate this year is Brother E. F. Sheffey, Jr., Virginia Gamma, '13. 
The general secretary of the Y. M. C. A. is Leland P. Cary, Ohio Beta, '12 ; 
the association is doing a remarkable work under his leadership. 

Province President Burruss and his wife favored us with a short but 
pleasant visit. The former in his address upon scholarship in fraternity life, 
outlined the great work Virginia Gamma is accomplishing. 

Manager McWane has selected Brother Davis as a sophomore assistant in 
football, while Brother Somerville is a Phi Beta Kappa. 

Phi Delta Theta welcomes Dr. Henry Louis Smith, Virginia Beta, '87, 
our new president, who fills the vacancy made by the resignation of Dr. 
Denny. In addition Brother N. D. Smithson, *ii, is continuing as registrar. 

Lexington, Va., October 15, 1912. Edward F. Sheffey, Jr. 


University opened September 18, with the largest enrollment in her history, 
the total to date being 2550. 


The chapter moved into a new $15,000 house, which is undoubtedly the 
best at Washington, both for location and comfort. 

We returned with twenty men of last year's chapter, having lost nine 
by graduation and three by withdrawal. Brother Earl Lindberg, Colorado 
Alpha, has been affiliated, a matter over which we rejoice. 

We take great pleasure in announcing the names of twelve of the best men 
of the freshman class, as our new Phikeias: Lawrence Ford, Spokane; Elmer 
Watson, Spokane; Carroll Byrd, Spokane; Phillip Northcraft and Carroll 
Reinhart, Olympia; Phillip Henderson, Portland; Earl Clark and Vernon 
Herrett, Everett; Claude Harmon, Tacoma; Paul Farmer, Harry Morris, and 
Van Woodaman, Seattle. 

We enjoyed visits from Brothers Crummitt and Mc Williams of Ohio 
Gamma ; Homer Tilley and Mucklestone, Washington Alpha ; Ruth and Brown, 
Idaho Alpha; and Yarker, Ontario Alpha. 

Brothers Patten, Dorman, Abbott, Wand, Schivley and Phikeias Clark, 
Herrett, Watson, Northcraft are members of the football squad; Brother 
Eakins is assistant coach. 

The alumni smoker given by the chapter October 25 was well attended 
and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Tom Wand. 

Seattle, Wash., October 26, 191 2. 


When school opened this fall we found that we had returned twenty-five 
out of thirty-diree men. Of the seven missing were Brothers Frey, McGrath 
and Oglehart who graduated and Brothers Jones, Heister, Foster and Wood 
who expect to remain out a semester or year before returning. 

Owing to the new ruling at Wisconsin, freshmen cannot be rushed until 
the beginning of the second semester and pledged a month later. No initiat- 
ing is to be done of freshmen until the beginning of the sophomore year. 
So we have no yearlings around. We have pledged two men, William Bald- 
win who for the past three years has attended Harvard and Van Austrum. 

Football at Wisconsin has a new lease of life. We have an exceptionally 
good team this 3rear, and beat Northwestern 56-0, and Purdue 41-0. Brothers 
Gillette and Alexander are star men on the team, Gillette as quarter and 
Alexander as right half. Gillette has played a wonderful game of ball this 
fall and if he can keep it up when he leaves school next spring he will have 
back of him a record excelled by very few, and we can all be very proud that 
he is a Phi. 

On the fifteenth we planned our Alumni Day banquet. We spent a very 
pleasant evening with those who were able to be here. 

On the evening of October 12 we held our annual fall party. The house 
was very beautifully decorated with autumn leaves, vines, pumpkins and 
com. Thirty-five couples were present to partake in the enjoyable evening. 

Word came yesterday from Brother Frey, who is spending six months 
in Europe, that he is having a fine time. Brother Bickelhaupt is running 
for prom chairman and has a very good chance of winning. Brother Corley 
purchased a bull pup a few weeks ago. Seems to be a very promising fighter, 
as to the present date, he has a number of scalps on his collar. 

The Phis who remained at summer school reported -a very pleasant summer 
and encountered many thrilling experiences with the new sailboat. 

The chapter wishes to express sincere thanks and appreciation to the alumni 
who gave toward the beautiful bookcase, due to the efforts of Brother N. 

Owing to the change in the date of the convention our chapter cannot be 
as largely represented as it could have been at the date previously planned. 
We had intended to attend in a body but owing to the fact that many of 
our fellows live many hundred miles away it will be impossible for more than 
a few to attend. H. W. Hammersley. 

Madison, Wis., October 19, 1912. 



Alabama Alpha celebrated Alumni Day, October 15 by a smoker ar which 
were gathered all of the members of the active chapter and several alumni 
from the chapters of former years. 

Speeches were made by Brothers W. B. SafTald, '87, H. A. Sayre, *86, 
Battle Searcy, '94, and H. B. Searcy, ^03. The principal address of the even- 
ing was delivered by Brother Marvin R. Hepli^, '01. 

The meeting was characterized by a great deal of spirit and served to 
bring together with closer ties the active members of our great Fraternity and 
our alumni who have gone out before us in the years past. 

October 27, 191 2. E. H. Glenn, Jr. 


Please correct the atlas of the Phi world by marking thereon in big bright 
letters the word CALGARY, the home of our youngest alumni club. 

This city as is very well known is situated in central scurhern Alberta and 
is noted among the barbarians for the fact of its having made a greater 
growth during the past three years than any other place on the North Ameri- 
can continent. It is worthy of like acclaim in Phidom for the number of our 
brethern who have settled there during the same period. 

I first saw this place in 1888, a typical frontier town ; a row of frame 
shacks facing the C. P. R. tracks. If there were Phis other than myself there 
then, the fact was not known to the Royal North West mounted police. I, 
myself, escaped on the train in which I arrived and did not venture to return 
for twenty years. Then I found a live young and modern city of 25,000 
people and one member of the Royal Family, said member being none other 
than that prince of good fellows. Brother I. Kendall Kerr, Minnesota, '05, 
who may rightfully claim the title of the "Original Come-to- Alberta" Phi. 

He was followed in due time by Brother W. W. Cary, Ohio WesUyan, 
'10. I met him at a football game, (for how it was played, see September 
Scroll, flavoring that account with a few free-for-all fights), and learned that 
between ball games he was shipping brick from Ohio for the upbuilding 
of this city. 

I have always felt especially kindly toward New York Beta, they assisted 
at the installation of Massachusetts Alpha, you know. I have pictured them 
as a group of great big huskies, warm hearted as the day is long and I have 
no reason to believe even their shadow may have decreased, for that evening 
after the game Brother Cary took me to call on Brother Harry A. Sylvester, 
Union, *o6, and his merry wife, a brother and sister Phi whose very presence 
makes you know that life's worth living. 

It was drawing near Alumni Day and I several hundred miles from any 
alumni club, Calgary was a week ahead according to my route sheet, but what 
of that? were there not four Phis there and could we not celebrate? Sure 
thing, all that was necessary was a note stating I was coming and I knew 
Brother W. W. Hay, Vermont, *io, would do the rest. I have not mentioned 
Brother Hay before and if he needs any introduction to the Fraternity gener- 
ally now, he wont need one hereafter, for he's the particularly "live wire" 
Phi of that city, full of- enthusiasm and an earnest worker withal. I predict 
that he will some day be very prominent in the Fraternity. 

Upon reaching Calgary I was surprised to learn that during the past six 
months the Phis had increased in number from "four of a kind" to fifteen 
or more, and best of all, "all of a kind" too, beat that, you poker players 
if you can ! 

I have already stated that Calgary was the fastest growing city on this 
continent and the reason is plain enough to be seen, the Phis are doing it, 
that ought to settle the question, no one jealous for the reputation of his own 
home town will dare to dispute that assertion now. 

As I before said. Brother Cary has been furnishing the bricks until the 


demand became so great that Brothers M. T. Chamberlain, Illinois, '03, and 
Evans, Washington State, came to his relief and are manufacturing a superior 
quality near the city. Brother Frank L. Magee» Idaho, '09, representing a 
large firm of contractors has moved his office from Missoula and will soon 
have his share of big contracts. All of the plans, big, little and small pass 
through the Builder's Exchange of which **BiH" Hay is secretary, while the 
kingpin of them all, the man who rejects the cracked tiles, the soft bricks, 
the specifications not in compliance with the building code, is Brother Sylvester, 
building inspector for the city of Calgary, at least every one says that he 
holds that office yet if he does he is the only office holder in the city, yea in 
the Dominion for thar matter, not togged out in uniform and gold trimmings. 
I feel sure he really cannot be IT, for if he were heM at least wear a cute 
visored cap with his official title emblazoned there on in gold. 

Furthermore, they will tell you that Calgary owns more automobiles per 
capita than any other city in the world. This is doubtless due to the activity 
of Brother H. H. Kerr, Wisconsin, '11, and when you understand that his 
brother, whom I have mentioned above, is a custom house broker, perhaps you 
can guess why some people can sell care so cheap. 

Yet that is not so strange as that one should be a Minnesota man, the 
other a Wisconsin man and still have harmony prevail in the family, reminds 
me of the two men, graduates one of Amherst and the other of Williams 
who met on a train one day — but that's another story. 

That it is not necessary to have tire troubles even though you do own a 
car is the fairy tale of Brother H. W. Hill, Stanford, '01, would have the 
skeptical citizens believe and when bread in loaves three feet long by three 
inches in diameter was served at the table, he was with difficulty restrained 
from giving an ocular demonstration to Brother I. G. Balyeat, Washington 
State, '08, of his substitute for air. Was ever a case like it known before; a na- 
tive of southern California going back on California's most famous product, 
"hot air" and yet ere the traitorous act was committed, into the room came 
Brother George Cross, Ohio State, '08, (who happened to be visiting in Cal- 
gary that day). Bread and all other forms of "fillers," save one, were then 
forgotten as Brothers Hill and Cross recalled when last they met. 

I started out to write you an account of the Phi banquet held in the city 
of Calgary, October 15, 19 12, but you can readily see, brother editor, that 
none is necessary. Every one knows that first gathering was a success, so this 
letter will serve it's purpose without further description. Sub rosa, kindly 
understand that the purpose served lies in this, the preventing of a letter 
being written by "Bill" Hay, who, declaring that he did not care a bit, (though 
that is not exactly the short word used), said he would write to The Scroll 
a letter descriptive of the banquet and of the city as well, ringing in a 
few lines about some kerrs balyeating a-cross the hill and adding a few remarks 
about the prospects for a hay crop. No wonder Vermont Alpha graduated 
him two years ago and McGill permitted him to stay there but the one season. 

Two words more and then this classy (modern and classical) report will 
close. First, to the Phis of Calgary is due the credit of first suggesting and 
then organizing the University Club of that city of which Brother Hay is 
secretary. Second, to those of my younger brothers who will not accept my 
invitation in the September Scroll to "Come to the Pacific" where there is 
room for you all, let me suggest the opportunities offered by the wonderful 
Province of Alberta. Understand me, brothers, I am not boosting this or 
any other section, I am simply trying to show you a chance whereby you may 
perhaps, grasp hold of some of the good things this world affords, to partake 
of the best fruits of life 1 would boost YOU. 

Calgary, Alberta, October 25, 191 2. W. S. Ferris. 


The October smoker of the Kansas City Alumni Club was held at The 
Coates House, Thursday, October 24. About thirty members of the club were 


present. The meeting was a combination of business and pleasure. A nomi- 
nating committee was appointed to present candidates for our next year's 
officers. The election will be held at our November banquet. The speaker of 
the evening for that banquet has not been definitely decided upon but it will 
probably be Judge Mason, of the Supreme Court of Kansas. The national 
convention was thoroughly discussed and it was decided that instead of 
appointing a regular delegate to the convention that Brother C. F. Lamkin, 
P. G. C.y should be empowered to appoint any member of the club who might 
be present. The present officers of the club have been so satisfactory that it 
is hoped that they can be persuaded to accept another term. The weekly 
lunches are still held at Wolferman's on Thursday from 12 to i. Any Phis 
moving to Kansas City are most earnestly urged to notify Brother Cushman 
Famum, secretary, of the Famum Brokerage Co. 

October 30, 19 12. F. R. Cowles. 


Nearly one hundred Phis attended the dinner at Healy's, New York City, 
on October 15, Alumni Day. The dinner was informal and a negro quartette 
sang while it was in progress. There were no set speeches but Brother Comp- 
ton, Alabama, '88, called on different brothers present for their ideas and hopes 
for the reestablishment on a firmer basis of the alumni club of New York. 
Brother Atkins, Columbia, '02, Hillas, active chapter New York Delta, 
Baskerville, Columbia, '86, all spoke in a very optimistic manner. 

The dinner was planned by Brother W. N. Compton, the present alumni 
commissioner of Phi Delta Theta and president of the New York Alumni 
Club. The committee in charge of the dinner was F. Edward Johnstone, 
California, '13, chairman, James Lester, Williams, '11, Herbert Lord, Amherst, 
'11, Karl Herkert, Columbia, '14. An alumni smoker will be held in the near 
future, and the Founders' Day banquet March 15, 1913. 

October 20, 1912. William N. Compton. 


Through the efforts of certain of the alumni members of Phi Delta Theta, 
residents of Urbana and Champaign, a charter has been obtained and an 
organization effected, under the name of *The Urbana-Champaign Alumni 
Club of Phi Delta Theta." The club is formed for two purposes. First, 
that the alumni members of tlie fraternity in the Twin Cities may better en- 
joy association with one another; and second, that they may be of more 
assistance to the active chapter of the fraternity situated at Champaign. 

The charter members of the club are as follows : £. B. Greene, North- 
western, 89 ; W. C. Bagley, Michigan, '95 ; Joel Stebbins, Nebraska, '99 ; 
F. W. DeWolf, Chicago, '02; N. C. Brooks, Kansas, '90; W. A. Oldfather, 
Hanover, '99 ; E. S. Swigart, Illinois, '86 ; C. M. Pearson, Hancyver, '00 ; J. M. 
Lindgren, Illinois, '02 ; C. B. Warner, Lombard, '97 ; Bowen Busey, Illinois, 
'08; J. L. Polk, Jr., Illinois, '04; W. A. Ruth, Wabash, '06; R. H. Jesse, Jr., 
Missouri, '02; H. E. Cunningham, Vermont, '04; G. P. Tuttle, Jr., Vermont, 

On Saturday evening, October 12, the members of the club met at the 
University Club in Urbana. At this meeting the following officers were 
elected: H. E. Cunningham, Vermont, '04, president; Claude B. Warner, 
Lombard, '97, vice-president; W. A. Oldfather, Hanover, '99, secretary; E. 
S. Swigart, Illinois, *86, treasurer; G. P. Tuttle, Jr., Vermont, '11, reporter. 
After the election of officers, the Phis assembled enjoyed a social hour to- 
gether during which time the topic of conversation varied from a rather 
heated political discussion to subjects concerning the Fraternity, locally and 

On Tuesday evening, October 15, the alumni club and active chapter united 
in the observation of Alumni Day. Over fifty Phis, including alumni, trans- 
fers from other universities, and the active chapter and its pledges, sat down 


to an excellent spread at the chapter house. Brother Chester W. Davis, presi- 
dent of the active chapter, acted as toastmaster and introduced Brothers Morris 
and Kimball for the active chapter and Brother Old father for the alumni. 
The assigned subject, ''Scholarship and Morality in the Fraternity", was the 
topic discussed. Brother Oldfather gave the principal address of the evening. 
His talk was one which inspired the brothers of the active chapter with a new 
desire to live clean lives as individuals and to conform to the teachings of the 
Bond as a Fraternity. After the speeches the pledges were introduced to the 
alumni members and the occasion brought to a fitting close by the singing 
of the Phi Delta Theta doxology. G. P. Tuttle, Jr. 

October 13, 19 12. 


All readers of The Scxoll are requested to forward personals about alumni: Re- 
porters are urged to forward them with every chapter letter, but on separate sheets. A 
favor will be conferred on the Editor by writing them in the form in which such 
items appear below. 

Clippings should bear the names and dates of the papers from which they hove 
been cut. 

Please write all proper names very clearly. 

Ohio — Aaron Ellsworth Price, *88, died October 15. 

Hanover — H. E. Mann, *I3, is studying law at Harvard. 

California — Gordon Ingle, *io, is practicing law in San Diego. 

Vermont — P. W. Waterman, *I2, is teaching at Montclair, N. J. 

Dickinson — Norman L. Stein, '12, is teaching at Orwigsburg, Pa. 

Dickinson-r-K. C. Hertzler, *I2, is teaching at Elizabeth town. Pa. 

Dickinson — J. Arthur Wright, *ii, is teaching at Chehalis, Wash. 

Randolph-Macon — Mason Brent, *o6, is now teaching in Brooklyn. 

Westminster — W. R. Wells, '15, is teaching school at Ulman, Mo. 

South Dakota — P. F. Gault, '09, is now located in Watertown, S. D. 

Union — Edward D. Mack, *I2, is on the Cornell University faculty. 

Union — Robert P. Patterson, *I2, is attending Harvard Law School. 

Washington — Winston Price, *I2, is practicing law in St. Louis County. 

Dickinson — William F. Housman, '09, is practicing law in Harrisburg. 

Westminster — B. C. Riley, '11, is attending the University of Missouri. 

Westminster — W. B. Smith, '12, is in the real estate business in Fulton. 

Vermont — L. J. Abbott, *I2, is travelling for the American Tobacco Co. 

Ohio Wesleyan — H. L Dean, '07, is coaching at the University of Wyoming. 

Oregon — Wendell C. Barbour, *I2, is studying law at Harvard University. 

Washington — Joe K. Nulson, '14, is in business with his father in St. Louis. 

Union — Jacob H. VanAernam, *I2, is employed by the General Electric Co. 

Oglethorpe — Rev. Chalmers Fraser, '75, died at Gainesville, Ga., October 8. 

Union — ^Thomas G. Dunn, '11, is employed by the Bradstreet Co. in Detroit. 

Washington — Wm. W. Cummings, '93, is a mining engineer at Glendale, Cal. 

Dickinson — C. LeRoy Cleaver, '11, is teaching in the Johnstown H. S., 

Wabash — Robert Kingery, '12, is studying landscape gardening in Chicago, 

Oregon — William E. Moses, '11, is principal of the high school of Jefferson, 

Vermont — O. A. Ferguson, '12, is with the City Lake Ice Co., Minneapolis, 


Ohio IVesleyan — B. T. DeLancy, ex-*i5, has entered the Case Engineering 

IVestminsier — O. L. Mclntire, '09, is now principal of the Fulton High 

Union — Robert M. Palmer, '12, is studying medicine at Albany Medical 

Westminster — A. L. Brown, *09, is teaching in the Colorado School for 
the Deaf. 

Westminster — R. S. McKee, *o8, has accepted a pastorate at May's Land- 
ing, N. J. 

Kansas — Paul £. Ketchersid, '15, is engaged in the banking business at 
Hope, Kan. 

Wabash — Hinckle C. Hays, '12, is studying law in his father's law office 
at Sullivan. 

California — Herman Phleger, *I2, is now secretary of the California Alumni 

Ohio State — High B. Lee, '12, of Ashley, Ohio, is located at Mogollon, 
New Mexico. 

Randolph-Macon — Turner M. Harris, '07, died on the 4th of June from 
heart trouble. 

Dickinson — D. A. Henderson, Jr., '12, is teaching in the high school of 
Clearfield, Pa. 

Iowa Wesleyan — Carl D. Whitney, '13, is principal of the schools at Mt. 
Union, Iowa. 

Northwestern — Rufus Fearing Dawes, '13, was drowned at Lake Geneva 
on September 5. 

Vermont — B. A. Fields, '12, has a position with the General Electric Co., 
New York City. 

Northwestern — Leon T. Wilson, '08, has successfully undergone an operation 
for appendicitis. 

Wabash — L. L. Roberts, '12, is teaching in rhe Nebraska Military Academy 
at Lincoln, Neb. 

Dickinson — Merle H. Deardorf, '11, is again teaching in the Brookville 
High School, Pa. 

Missouri — Burton Thompson, '92, is in the real estate business at i Wall 
street, New York. 

Ohio Wesleyan — E. E. Patton, 'ii, is coach at Moore's Hill Institute, 
Moore's Hill, Ind. 

Randolph-Macon — Howard V. Bounds, '09, is teaching at McCallie School, 
Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Io7oa Wesleyan — Max Kinney, '12, is instructor in science in the high school 
at Edgerton, Minn. 

Washington — N. H. Emmons, '93, is a mining engineer at 903 Union Oil 
Building, Los Angeles. 

Iowa Wesleyan — Alva Orcutt, '12, is connected with the M. Rumely Com- 
pany of La Porte, Ind. 

Westminster — Ovid Bell, '96, was married to Miss Maud Hall on Septem- 
ber 4, at Rocheport, Mo. 

Kansas — Curtis J» McCoy, '09, is employed with the Mullen Construction 
Co., of Kansas City, Mo. 

Hanover — F. S. Montgomery, '11, is coach of athletics at the Henderson 
(Kentucky) High School. 

Pennsylvania State — "Rip" Kauffman, '12, has returned to college to work 
along experimental lines. 


Washington — Samuel E. Eliot, '05, is connected with the Russell Sage 
Foundation in New York. ' 

Ohio — Ben Biddle, '15, is attending the Physicians and Surgeons Medical 
College at Baltimore, Md. 

Ohio State — Leslie R. Wells, *I2, of Troy, Ohio, is located with Fostoria 
Glass Co., Fostoria, Ohio. 

South Dakota — George A. Lloyd, '12, is in Hilo, Honolulu, with the United 
States Topographic Survey. 

Colorado — Frank Burton Pigg, '14, and Miss Claudia Spillman were married 
October 9, 19 12 at Denver. 

Westminster — H. G. McEIhinney, *I2, and H. A. Feldbush, '14, are attend- 
ing Washington University. 

Pennsyh'ania State — Stuart St. Clair, *I2, is taking a P. G. course in 
mining at Iowa L^niversity. 

Dickinson — Edgar Washabaugh, '08, who was married recently is now 
preaching at Rahway, N. J. 

Columbia — Herman S. Riederer, '03, was married to Miss Katie Escher, 
April 24, at New York City. 

Westminster — J. D. Bartley, '13, is now connected with the Nunn-Bush 
Shoe Co. in Milwaukee, Wis. 

Dickinson — James K. Jackson, '12, passed the law examination, and has 
begun practice in Harrisburg. 

Oregon — Raphael Geisler, '12, is head of the mathematics department in 
the high school of Baker, Ore. 

Westminster — J. T. Ready, '10, was married in August. He is now attend- 
ing the University of Missouri. 

California — Lorenze Barney, *io, and Miss Julia Powers were married in 
San Diego, September 12, 19 12. 

South Dakota — Ben M. Wood, '10, was secretary of the Mid- West Alfalfa 
Exposition at Rapid City, S. D. 

Kansas — Ike Lambert, *I2, and John Lovett, *I2, are running The South- 
west Farmer of Hutchinson, Kan. 

Wabash — Byron Price, '12, is managing a branch office of the United 
Press Association in Omaha, Neb. 

Ohio Wesleyan — E. B. Palmer, ex-'i3, is with the Metropolitan Life In- 
surance Co. at Indianapolis, Ind. 

Westminster — D. W. McKee, 'i2, is teaching in the Pennsylvania School 
for the Deaf, at Wilkensburg, Pa. ^^ 

Pennsyh^ania State — Raymond Wilcox, '12, is taking a P. G. course in 
Landscape Gardening at Harvard. 

California — Lewis T. Hickey, *o6, and Miss Ethel Jackson were married 
in San Francisco, October 5, 19 1 2. 

Illinois — William A. Bcnitz, 'ii, was married September 4 to Miss Flora 
King of Buenos Ayres, Argentina. 

Oregon — Harold B. Cockerline, *I2, is doing student work with The General 
Electric Co., at Schenectady, N. Y. 

Pennsylvania State — Kerby Sleppy, 'ii. Jack Eberline, '12, are in Los 
Angeles engaged in irrigation work. 

Illinois — William H. "Dad" Burch, *09, married Miss Zada Viner early 
in this past summer at Morrison, 111. 

Ohio State — O. S. Roberts, '12, of Jackson, Ohio, is located at that place 
with his father in the coal business. 

Lafayette — Fred Bicknell Atherton, '09, was married to Miss Ruth Frances 
Lansing, October 29 at Scranton, Pa. 


Dickinson — **Cy" Yoang, 'lo, has passed the Pennsylvania law examination, 
and will open an office at Coatsville, Pa. 

Vermont — Forrest Kehoe, '09, of New York and Miss Lucy McKillip of 
Burlington, Vt., were married September 8. 

Colorado — Wilfred Leroy Pigg, '12, was married to Miss Imogene Bartels 
in Denver on Saturday, September 28, 191 2. 

Randolph-Macon — Alvah H. Martin, Jr., *09, has been admitted fo practice 
law in Virginia and has hung up his shingle. 

Washington — James G. Creveling, Jr., '94, is a gentleman farmer near 
Nashville, Tenn., his address being R. F. D. i. 

Kansas — Ray Zimmerman, '14, has quit school and is now engaged in the 
general merchandise business at Hiawatha, Kan. 

California — Qharles Warren Pauly, '11, ail-American breakaway is now 
playing with the Ol3rmpic Club in San Francisco. 

Missouri — Steve Owen, '11, of St. Joseph, Mo., will be married to Miss 
Elsie Warren of Kansas City, Mo., in November. 

Kansas — William Allen White has been appointed chairman of the Execu- 
tive Committee of the National Progressive Party. 

Kansas — Carl W. Abercrombie, '09, and wife have moved to Pueblo, Colo., 
where Brother Abercrombie will engage in business. 

Hanover — James E. Almond, '11, is quartermaster of the Northwestern 
Military and Naval Academy at Lake Geneva, Wis. 

Richmond — Dr. Francis W. Upshur, '94, of Richmond, Va., is an active 
and prominent member of Pi Mn, a medical fraternity. 

Ohio — Harold Nutting, *I3, who is in his senior year at Michigan, has 
been elected to the Sphinx Club, a senior honorary society. 

California — William Reinhardt, who has been for two years construction 
engineer in Hilo, Hawaii, is making a short visit in Berkeley. 

Vanderbilt — Devereux Lake, '96, is assistant sales manager of the Suchi 
Timber Co. His address is : Mineral de £1 Oro, Estado, Mexico. 

Illinois — Herman Mohr, *I2, and Miss Rossi Fell were married in September. 
"Dutch" is with one of the leading law firms of Roswell, N. Mex. 

Pennsylvania State — Harry Weaver, '12, has entered into business in State 
College as the proprietor of the famous "Blue Goose" eating palace. 

Illinois — **Bob" Overstreet, *I3, was married early in September to Miss 
Helen Butler of Oak Park, 111. They are now living in Portland, Ore. 

Ohio — Don Coultrap, '09, was married to Charlotte Ullum, Pi Beta Phi, 
of Athens, on October 3. They will be at home in Sabina after November i. 

Dickinson — William Zerby, '09, will be married on the evening of October 
21 to Miss Lyde Gardner of Carlisle. Mr. Zerby is practicing law in Harris- 

Kansas — Henry J. Taylor, '09, is now inspector of concrete for the Fuller 
Construction Co., which is building Kansas City^s new $35,000,000 Union 

Ohio Wesleyan — ^Thomas McConica, ex-'ii, of Luseland, Sask., Can., and 
Miss Edith Crates, *ii, of Findlay were married in June. They will reside 
in Luseland. 

Ohio Wesleyan — Scott Bonham, *82, is the editor of The Masonic Bibliophile 
one of the best known publications of Masonry, and which is published in Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio. 

Kansas — Frank T. Bangs, *07, was married to Miss Dorothy Simrall of 
Sweet Springs, Mo., October i. John G. Fleishmann, *o6, and Fred R. 
Cowles, '05, and Smith Smirall, '11, of Missouri were among the attendants. 
Mr. and Mrs. Bangs will reside in Hutchinson, Kan. 


Iowa Wesleyan — Clarence E. Smith, *io, is County engineer with offices at 
Mount Pleasant. He was married on October 15 to Miss Agnes Beery, 
Wesleyan, '09. 

Ohio Wesleyan — E. F. Pennywitt, *io, was married to Miss Mabel Saxton, 
'11, in September at the bridtf*s home in Delta, Ohio. They will make that 
city their home. 

Oregon — Clarence W. Walls, *I2, is working with The Oregon Railroad 
and Navigation Company and at present is foreman of a bridge construction 
force at Perry, Wash. 

Washington — Preston Lock wood, *I2, has returned from New York, where 
he has been connected with newspaper work, in • order to take the Rhodes 
Scholarship examinations. 

Hanover — E. R. Nowlin, '10, and Miss Ella Mclntire of Milton, Ky., 
were married at the home of the bride October 2. They will make their 
future home at Lawrenceburg, Ind. 

Northwestern — J. Arthur Dixon, '96, for many years connected with staffs 
of various newspapers of Chicago, died October 24, at Lakeside Hospital of 
peritonitis following an operation for appendicitis. 

Ohio State — R. C. Reed, '98, who has been located with the Carnegie Steel 
Company of Duquesne, Pa., for the last twelve years as electrical engineer 
died on May 21, 1912 after an illness of six months. 

Kansas — Herman S. Walker, 'ii, was married to Miss Carrie Calhoun of 
Fort Scott, Kan., October i. Mr. and Mrs. Walker will reside in Bisbee, 
Ariz., where Brother Walker is employed as a mining engineer. 

Cincinnati — Harry C. Fetsch, Ohio Theta, '05, has been elected an associate 
member of the Actuarial Society of America and also of the American Institute 
of Actuaries, after passing all the required examinations of both societies. 

Vanderbilt — Of the thirty- four trustees of Vanderbilt University, six are 
members of Tennessee Alpha — Robert F. Jackson, '81, James C. Mc Reynolds, 
'83, Allen R. Caster, '87, Elliott H. Jones, *9i, Claude Waller, '93, and Wil- 
liam T. Sanders, *88. The last is vice-president of the board. 

Pennsylvania — J. Clark Moore, Jr., '93, Past P. G. C, August 31, 1912 
announced the formation of a copartnership under the firm name of Snowden, 
Barclay and Moore, for the transaction of the business of stock and bond 
brokers with offices at 123 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Amherst — On September 9, A. W. Blackmer, '09, was quietly married to 
Miss Helen Dana at the bride's home at Portland, Maine. Mr. and Mrs. 
Blackmer will make their home in Worcester, Mass., where Mr. Blackmer is 
engaged in the practice of law. His address is State Mutual Life Building. 

Pennsylvania — McCluney Radcliffe, '82, former H. G. C, in September 
had the rare and distinguished honor of receiving the Thirty-third degree, 
at the last annual meeting in Boston of the Supreme Council of the Ancient 
Accepted Scottish Rite for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United 

Syracuse — Frederick P. Schenck, '95, (Law, '99) is practicing law in New 
York City with an office at 141 Broadway, corner of Liberty St. He is also 
admitted to practice in New Jersey and is residing at Leonia which is in Bergen 
County, N. J. Brother Schenck cordially invites any lawyer Phi visiting New 
York City to call upon him. 

Ohio — William Edgar Bundy, *86, now deceased, was honored by a largely 
attended memorial service held in Memorial Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio, on 
Sunday, October 6, 1912, at which, among numerous other appropriate ad- 
dresses, Hon. Scott Bonham, Ohio Wesleyan, '82, was assigned the topic : 
"Our Frater in Phi Delta Theta." 

Columbia — Miss Gertrude M. Murray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mathew T. 


Murray of Richmond Hill, L. I., was married to Eugene Pitou, '04, treasurer of 
the Municipal Art Society of New York, son of Mrs. Eugene Pitou, of New 
York, at 11:30 o'clock, October 16, in the Church of St. Benedict at Morris 
Park, L. I. The Rev. Sfuart Chambers, pastor of the Church of the Blessed 
Sacrament, officiated, assisted by the Rev. Father Fahey of St. Benedicts. 
Mr. Piton had as best man Edwin Updike, '04, and John Tonnele, '05, and 
Hinman Barrett, '10, was one of the ushers. 

South Dakota — One of the saddest events in the history of South Dakota 
Alpha was the death of Brother O. E. Schubert at his home in Pierre last 
week. Brother Schubert was one of the best known and best liked men that 
South Dakota Alpha ever had and he was an earnest worker for the fraternity 
at all times. He was our delegate to the national convention at Niagara Falls 
in 1910 and spent his senior year at Columbia, and he was known to Phis all 
over the country. During the last year, he has been in a bank at Isabel, S. D. 
His death was a decided shock to the chapter as "Goldie" had always been 
strong and robust. On losing him South Dakota Alpha experienced an irre- 
parable loss and the fraternity at large loses a true Phi, one who embodies in 
his life and character the principles of the Bond. 


Items of news suitable for this department should be sent direct to the Assistant 

Editor, instead of being included in chapter tetter. 

B 6 n has entered South Dakota; 6 A X, Colgate and Uni\ersity of Wash- 
ington ; Z ^ E, Brown and Cornell ; G S, University of Pennsylvania and Car- 
negie Technical Institute. 

From the Beta Theta Pi we learn that "about 42 per cent of the men enter- 
ing American colleges graduate ;" also, "that 49.8 per cent of Betas initiated 
in the last ten years have graduated." 

New sorority chapters : A A ^ and 11 B *, Washington State College ; 
A r A, Allegheny ; A F, Swarfhmore ; A a A, Universities of Iowa and Ne- 
braska; AAA, Franklin, Coe (Iowa) and Iowa State College (revived). 

President-elect Wilson is a member of the Virginia chapter of 4> K 4^. 
Vice-President-elect Marshall is a member of the Wabash chapter of ^FA. 
Hearty congratulations from 4> A 6 to these fraternities and institutions. 

A bronze tablet "To Commemorate the Noble Life and Heroic Death" of 
Maj. Archibald W. Butt, U. S. A. who was lost in the Titanic disaster, was 
recently unveiled in the chapel of the University of the South. He was a mem- 
ber of the Sewanee chapter of ATA, and the unveiling ceremonies were under 
its auspices. 

The following statement regarding fraternity clubs in New York City is 
made in the new edition of Baird's Manual : "A A <& has a successful club, 
which occupies an imposing building, and ^ F A, K S, ATA and B 6 11 have 
prosperous clubs. These occupy houses of some size and furnish the usual 
club facilities. 6 A X, 4^ T and Z ^ have club rooms". 

The number of journals which receive life subscriptions is increasing, the 
list being now as follows: Fraternities — 6AX Shield, $30; * I^ 4^ Shield and 
ATA Rainbow, $25 each; AXP Garnet and White and A 4^ Mask (medical), 
$15 each; *Ae Scroll, $10. Sororities — ^AAA Trident, $25; AXQ Lyre, 
Kappa Alpha Theta and Alpha Xi Delta, $15 each; ITB* Arrow, $5. 

A magnificent gift to his fraternity has been made by the Nestor of fraterni- 
ty literature, William Raimond Baird, of New York City, whereby the B 8 11 
chapter at Wesleyan University, will receive $20,000 for a chapter house to 
be erected in memory of Mr. Baird's son, who was a graduate of Wesleyan 
and a member of the fraternity there. Magnificent as a gift may be it is not 
one whit more so than the life of the man who gives it. — Z N Delta. 


For convenience of administration, the chapters of ATI), B G 11, A T ^, 
*Ae, *rA, *K>, SAE, 2*E, HKA, 2X, K S. AT and Southern KA 
are divided into provinces, districts or divisions, which are presided over by 
presidents, grand masters, archons, chiefs, commanders, deputies or inspectors. 
These divisions are usually designated by the Greek letters or Roman numerals. 
The last two to adopt the province system are A T and Southern K A. The 
provinces of Southern K A have unique designations, each being named for a 
member who has distinguished himself by successful fraternity work. Thus 
one is 'Called the "S. Z. Ammen Province". 

Harvard is a fraternity graveyard. A A *, B 6 11, A K E, * K 2, 4^ T, Z ^, 
A * and X * have tombstones there. But there are three live fraternities 
there — 9 AX, 1856; AT, 1880; SAE, 1893. These three at least seem to be 
flourishing. We can speak from personal knowledge of SAE, having, by in- 
vitation, attended one of its recent commencement "spreads", at which were 
entertained perhaps 500 people. It rents a large house near the university. 
8 AX also, we believe, rents a house. AT owns an $18,000 house, and every 
spring gives a show in Boston and nearby towns. The profit from the show this 
year, $i/xx), was turned into the house fund, which enabled the chapter to 
burn the mortgage on the house. 

^KA is the name of a new fraternity which has started on a national career. 
It was organized on Novetnber 21, 1907, at I^uisiana State University with the 
intention of securing a charter from 4» K 2. After learning that Louisiana 
State was not up to the constitutional requirements of ^ K 2, it determined 
to expand. Chapters have been established at Tulane and Arkansas, and there 
are petitioners at several institutions in the Southwest. The mother chapter 
will be the governing body until seven chapters have been established, when a 
convention will be called. The badge is an inverted battle-axe, without shaft, 
bearing an elongated shield with a raised Capricorn. The colors are Columbia 
blue and white. — K 2 Caduceus. We do not find this fraternity mentioned in 
the latest edition of Baird*s Manual. 

The George Banta Publishing Company of Menasha, Wis., is now called 
The Collegiate Press. It publishes many technical and scientific works, and 
college catalogues, annuals and song books, also the journals of a number of 
fraternities for men, including The Scroll, the journals of several professional 
fraternities and the journals of nearly all of the sororities. It has a complete 
equipment for such work and a larger experience in this line than any other 
printing house in the country. It has announced the publication of an inter- 
fraternity* journal called Banta's Greek Exchange, which promises to be of 
great interest to all fraternity men and women. The Exchange will be issued 
quarterly, and the first number will be issued about the time that this number 
of The Scroll is published. The subscription price is $1.00 a year. 


The financial system of A T is fully explained by the treasurer of the fra- 
ternity in the A T Quarterly. The "initiate tax" of $2 flat is paid once by each 
initiate, for which he receives the Quarterly during the first two years after 
he leaves college. The "equalization tax" is paid by each active member each 
year. It amounts to $4 per capita, but if paid within thirty days a discount of 
20 per cent is allowed, reducing the amount to $3.20. This tax supports the 
fund out of which are paid the railroad and Pullman fares of the two dele- 
gates from each chapter (a senior delegate and a junior delegate) to each an- 
nual national convention. All of the other expenses of the fraternity's ad- 
ministration are paid out of the fund created by the "chapter tax", paid by 
each active member each year. It amounts to $6, but if paid within thirty days 
a discount of 20 per cent is allowed, reducing the amount to $4.80. The 
"equalization tax" and the "chapter tax" are assessed in January "to strike a 
fair average of the membership for the year at a period between the fall and 
spring initiations". 


It appears, therefore, that each active member pays to the general fraternity 
each year $8— $3.20 for the "equalization fax" and $4.80 for the "chapter tax" — 
that is, if he pays it promptly enough to secure the 20 per cent discount. Those 
initiated during the year pay $2 more. 

Out of the receipts from the "chapter tax", $1 for each active member is 
paid into the Quarterly fund for its publication ; and, the present active mem- 
bership being 1,200, the sum of $1,200 is so paid. In addition are paid a salary 
of $700 to the Quarterly editor and a salary of $300 to the treasurer. Out of 
the "chapter tax" fund is paid $1,200 to the chapter that entertains the annual 
national convention, which compensates that chapter "for the lodging and 
board of the undergraduate delegates, their banquet tickets and the special 
features gotten up in their honor". Other expenses paid out of this fund are 
the cost of meetings of the executive council (limited to $400), the expense of 
maintaining the catalogue bureau, which gathers material for the fraternity's 
catalogue, the expense of maintaining the fraternity library, and miscellaneous 
expenses, such as for postage, telegrams, printing, typewriting, engrossing cer- 
tificates of membership, etc. 


The Scroll wishes to endorse very earnestly the following paragraph clipped 

from an article by Mr. James Anderson Hawes, general secretary of A K E, 

published in the A K E Quarterly : 

Do not be so short-sighted during the rushing season and throughout the year as to 
refuse to consider for election desirable men who did not become members of fraternities 
in the rush of last fall. Break away from any local custom to the contrary, and thus 
you will not only strengthen your own chapter, but will help to remove one of the 
arguments effectively used against fraternities, tnat they are undemocratic and do not 
recognize real character by ignoring strong men who prove their worth during their 
college course, if they are not showy when they first enter or for any one of many rea- 
sons may not be elected to fraternities during their first year. When a man has proved 
his worth during freshman or sophomore year, or even later in his college course, he 
should be given first chance as one tried and proved, before filling up the total mem- 
bership by taking young men who may make good and who on the other hand may fail 

Mr. Hawes has visited forty of the forty-four chapters of A K E in the last 
two or three years, and states some of his conclusions in the Quarterly. Be- 
longing to the Yale chapter, he "naturally took the favorable view of a large 
chapter at first", but his "view on this matter has entirely changed". He says 
A K E has "five chapters, all in New England, which have averaged for years 
about forty men", and, Yale excepted, all "in relatively small institutions, three 
of the five being at colleges of an average of 300 students". When talking to 
some chapters, he has felt as if he "were addressing the entire college", but he 
does not believe they are "ideal" chapters. He says that "no chapter which is 
very small and exclusive can fill its real purpose", but, on the other hand, "the 
true idea of a fraternity cannot be instilled in a chapter which has too large 
a membership", and his opinion is that a chapter of over thirty members cannot 
give them the proper training. The following paragraphs are quoted from his 
article : 

In regard to chapter houses in general I suggest that increased care in the api^r- 
ance and condition of their houses be urged upon the chapters, to the end that visitors 
and alumni in particular may receive a favorable impression of the ch2u>ter efficiency 
in management, and that the men may receive the benefit which comes from living in 
clean and well-kept quarters. In visiting chapters I have been often favorably struck 
with the appearance of the chapter houses where a matron, or someone holding a posi- 
tion above the servants, has been regularly employed. In several chapters the plan of 
having a matron has proved very successful, but in some cases I think the plan of hav- 
ing a proctor or resioent graduate is better. By this latter plan one of our own mem- 
bers, usually a recent graduate of the particular chapter, is given free rent and board 
in return for having a general oversight of the house, keeping the accounts, and also 
acting as a sort of intermediary between the active members and the graduates. 

I desire to call the attention of the chapters to the question of prevention of fire in 
the houses. Several of our chapter houses are still scandalously unprovided with means 
to fight fire, or even any facilities for safety. At several institutions, notably at Cornell, 
fires in fraternity houses have not only caused an enormous money loss, but also thu 


loss of sereral lives. Among other suggestions, that of having one of the members act 
as a fire marshal and be responsible for that work, is a good one. I have visited several 
chapter houses built of wood, where I have found the cellars filled with paper or boxes 
and inflammable material of every kind, sometimes piled up around a furnace. In verv 
few chapter houses is there any fire hose or other implements for fighting fire, much 
less fire escapes. This is a matter of real importance, and although I bring it up in 
my talks to the chapters, I wish to emphasize this matter, in the hope that, whenever 
the active members cannot be brought to see the importance to themselves of this mat- 
ter, the graduates will take some stand and thus perhaps save large investments of 


Allegheny has a new $20,000 athletic field. 

The sum of $500,000 has recently been added to Allegheny's endowment. 

The University of Pennsylvania has 1,313 freshmen and a total enrollment 
of 5,041. 

The Peabody fund has provided $40,000 for the erection of a building for 
the department of education of the University of Virginia. 

At Union in January bids will be opened for a new gymnasium, for which 
more than $65,000 has been pledged, largely by recent graduates. 

The Daily lowan, of the University of Iowa, says that investigations it has 
made show that only one college engagement in eleven results in marriage. 

By agreement between fraternities and faculty at Allegheny, no fraternity 
may bid a freshman until he has successfully passed his mid-year examination. 

Following are registration figures of Columbia this fall: college, 823; en- 
gineering, etc., 642; law, 451 ; in the whole university, 8,794, or over 1,000 more 
than last year. 

The new museum of classical archaeology and art of the University of Illinois 
was opened on November 8. It is housed in I^incoln Hall, the new literature 
and arts building. 

California has received from the estate of Mrs. Carrie M. Jones, of Los 
Angeles, $100,000 to endow scholarships for needy students who intend to take 
full courses in the university. 

A house for the President has been erected af Columbia. It is the first house 
which the President has occupied on the campus since the university moved to 
Momingside thirteen years ago. 

A series of ten decorative panels in terra cotta, showing in relief important 
phases in the life of Abraham Lincoln, has been placed in the new Lincoln 
Memorial Hall at the University of Illinois. 

Dr. Laura Drake Gill, former dean of Barnard, is associated with a move- 
ment to establish at Sewanee within two years a women's college of high grade 
to be affiliated with the University of the South. 

More than 40 freshmen have registered in the course in journalism at Illinois 
this year. The new school of journalism at Columbia has opened with 80 
students, many of them reporters with from one to four years' experience. 

The Methodist, Baptist, and Episcopal Churches of Urbana and Champaign 
are all planning dormitories for students of the University of Illinois, and a 
number of other denominations have already built houses for their students. 

It seems possible that the honor system may have a trial at Illinois. The 
Senior Society, Mawanda, the Pan-Hellenic Union, the College of Agriculture 
Students' Club and several other organizations have declared in favor of it, 
and several instructors are giving it a trial in their classes. 


A bond issue of $550,000 for the erection of dormitories and other purposes 
and an extra tax levy of $57>ooo has been voted by the people of Cincinnati for 
the University of Cincinnati, and a chair in the medical school has been en- 
dowed by Harry M. Levi, with an intimation that the gift may be increased. 

The New York State College of Forestry, established in 191 1 by the Legis- 
lature and located at Syracuse University, opened its first regular session this 
year with an enrollment of 157 men. Of this number, no are freshmen coming 
from sixteen states and two foreign countries. Good physical condition is a 

The Mask and Wig Dramatic Club of the University of Pennsylvania has 
made an additional contribution of $5,000 to a fund, the income of which is to 
be used for general university expenses. This fund now amounts to $15,000. 
This makes a total of $100,000 presented to the university by the club since its 

At the University of Pennsylvania 150 men have filed application with the 
university employment bureau. Most of these have been supplied with remun- 
erative work. Students have been placed in positions as waiters, office clerks, 
salesmen, boys' club leaders, gymnasium directors, ushers, messengers, atten- 
dants, readers, tutors, furnace caretakers, boys' walking club leaders, manual 
training directors, stenographers, typists, musicians, stereopticon and moving- 
picture machine operators. 

The University of North Carolina has a unique record in inter-collegiate de- 
bating, a record which probably is unequalled by any other institution in the 
country. The first inter-collegiate contest was held in 1897 with the University 
of Georgia. Since that time thirty-four contests have been held and in twenty- 
four North Carolina has been victorious. The opposing institutions range from 
Pennsylvania to Louisiana and include the University of Pennsylvania, Johns 
Hopkins, George Washington, the University of Virginia, Washington and 
Lee, Vanderbilt, Georgia, and Tulane. In all these contests not a single series 
has been lost. A tie now stands with Washington and Lee and it will be broken 
on December 14. Pennsylvania has been met four times and has been defeated 
in three of them. 


The William M. Rice Institute at Houston, Texas, was opened on September 
26. Leading scholars and educators from the United States, England, Scotland, 
France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Holland and Japan participated in the formal 
dedication and inauguration on October 10-12. 

The Rice Institute is the seventh richest college in the United States, possess- 
ing an endowment of approximately $10,000,000, left by the late William Marsh 
Rice, formerly of Houston, who met a tragic death in New York twelve years 
ago. The fund was left in trust at the founder's death, and by wise investment 
and accumulation it has grown to the enormous sum, which instead of giving 
to Houston a new public school — as was Mr. Rice's first intention — ^it has 
founded a college which will be the richest in the South and exceeded in wealth 
by only six American universities — Columbia, Stanford, Chicago, Harvard, 
Cornell and Yale. 

An elaborate system of institute buildings is being erected, including the ad- 
ministration building, and an academic group of five buildings, residential hall 
for women, residential hall for men, school of fine arts, mechanical laboratory, 
the gymnasium, graduate school, a Greek playhouse, botanical gardens and 
laboratories of pure and applied sciences, athletic stadium, power-house and 
other buildings. Tuition in every department will be free. 


The four Protestant theological colleges of Montreal, namely, Congregational, 
Diocesan, Presbyterian and Wesleyan, have agreed upon a plan of co-operation 


with each other and affiliation with McGill University, in order to prevent un- 
necessary duplication of lectures. It is proposed to erect a neutral building 
near the university to accommodate the courses given in common and a well 
equipped library. The first calendar just issued lists a combined faculty of six- 
teen giving thirty-six courses, besides the secular subjects taught in the univer- 
sity. The individual colleges will teach denominational history and polity in 
their own way, and prescribe such requirements as they please for their degrees. 

This action is significant of a very general and important change in educa- 
tional methods, the tendency of divinity schools to draw nearer together and 
nearer to the great universities. Formerly the medical and law schools were 
mostly separate and proprietary; now they are finding it desirable to affiliate 
with universities in order to maintain their standards and increase their efficien- 
cy. The theological schools, however, have held aloof from the merger move- 
ment, and in the United States most of them are still unconnected with other 
institutions and are often isolated by location. But recently it has become 
recognized that this must be changed if the candidates for the ministry are to 
have the advantage of the best educational opportunities of our time, and in 
many ways steps are being taken to overcome the disabilities of division. 

In California, a group of theological schools have gathered about the State 
University in Berkeley, as they are gathering about McGill in Montreal. In 
Michigan the student pastors, Y. M. C. A. secretaries, and professors in the 
State University join together to provide the "Ann Arbor School of Religion", 
with an excellent curriculum. Andover Theological Seminary has moved to 
Harvard ; Union Theological Seminary has put up a magnificent building just 
across Broadway from Columbia University, and the students of both institu- 
tions have the advantages of the libraries and lectures of both. — The Inde- 


An analysis of the points earned by the American contestants at the Olympic 
Games shows that the major honors were won by athletes from the smaller 
colleges and from city athletic clubs and organizations. Harvard and Princeton 
are not represented in the victories, while Yale is credited with only a point 
and a half, Cornell with three-quarters of a point and the University of Penn- 
sylvania with three points, less than the number won for Mercersburg Academy 
by Meredith. 

As against this inconsiderable showing of the college athletic aristocracy, the 
University of Vermont has three points to its credit, Syracuse University three 
and three-quarters, Wesleyan two and Carlisle Indian School eight. Of the 
athletic organizations, the New York Athletic Club won seventeen and three- 
quarter points, the Irish-American Athletic Club sixteen and one quarter and 
the Detroit Y. M. C. A. six. 

The democracy of sport is illustrated by the almost equal division of Olym- 
pic honors between student and non-student contestants. But the fact for 
sDecial comment is the large part taken by representatives of the "small college," 
dear to Daniel Webster's heart. 

There is no occasion to fear corrupting influences in American sport when 
a Y. M. C. A. youth and a boy from a country academy can win athletic honors 
in a world competition. — Ne^v York World. 


The growth of the state universities is among the marvels of our age. In 
the year ended June 30, 19 10, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Princeton registered 
12,240 students exclusive of the summer session; in the same period four state 
universities of the middle west — Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois — 
had a total attendance of 16476. This enrollment in the state institutions was 


not dae to a preponderance of technical schools, as of law or agricalture. Leav> 
ing out of account all professional students, all graduate students in literary 
courses and students attending only the summer session, in 1909-10, there were 
enrolled in the collegiate departments at Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Prince- 
ton 7,119 students; in the four state institutions, 12,091. 

Leaving out of account all gifts and appropriations for buildings and en- 
dowments, but including tuition fees, we find that the income of the four institu- 
tions of private support available for current expenses in 1909-10 in round num- 
bers amounted to $4,137,240; the corresponding income of the group of four 
state institutions was $4,158,988. But excluding tuition fees in 1909-10 Harvard, 
Yale, Columbia and Princeton have an income from productive funds of $2,21 5,- 
355, which capitalized at 4 per cent interest, represents an endowment of $5f>,- 
000,000; in the same period the four state universities had an income, exclusive 
of tuition fees, amounting to $3,251,860, which equals the income from an en- 
dowment of $81,000,000. In 1909-10 the colleges and universities had an in- 
come from productive funds amounting to $11,592,113; the income of the public 
institutions of higher education from taxation in the same period amounted to 
$18,833,658. The university which in 1909-10 received the largest income ex- 
clusive of tuition was not Harvard or Chicago or Leland Stanford, but a state 
university — the University of Wisconsin. — F. W. Kelscy in the Continent, 


Nevu of interesting events, oecuring after chapter letters have been forwarded, 
and as iate as the 20th or 25th of the month preceding the month of pnblicatton, shonid 
be forwarded promptly, to appear in this deportment. 

At the election on November 5, the following members of Phi Delta Theta 
who are Representatives in Congress were re-elected : From Georgia — ^T. W. 
Hardwick, J. Gordon Lee and S. J. Tribble. From Texas — Rufus Hardy. 
From Indiana — M. A. Morrison. From Idaho — B. L. French. 

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The Javelin, founded by the last editor of The Scroll, Brother Frank 
J. R. Mitchell, reached the dignity of its second volume with the October num- 
ber. The first volume contained six numbers, and monthly issues are now an- 
nounced. We cannot too highly commend the enterprise of the Chicago alumni 
club for supporting such a journal. No such publication is issued by any 
other fraternity. Great journalistic skill and industry is shown by the pres- 
ent editor. Brother Wm. E. Godso, in collecting so much interesting news for 
each issue. The Javelin contains many items that are of interest to Phis 
generally and has a growing subscription list outside of Chicago. The price 
is 50 cents a year. Address Brother Godso at 1521 Harris Trust Building. 

To THE Editor: 

In the September number of The Scroll, there is an article in regard to 
the sale of the first issues of The Scroll by George William Cone, Richmond, 
'78. I wish to inform you that I bought the first twenty-three volumes from 
Brother Cone and had them bound nic 'y in half leather. I am willing to 
sell this collection, and if you know of any one or any chapter who would 
like to purchase, kindly have them write to me. 

Walter F. Titcomb. 

THE "BVn ?5y 



It 30, igia TO January 4, 1913. 

Elfi i^croU of fiht Btlta Ei^tU 

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VOL. XXXVII. JANUARY, 1913. No. 3 


It is customary to compare each National Convention with those 
that have preceded it. The Chicago convention will stand the com- 
parison. It was a great success — enjoyable to all who were present 
and profitable in many ways to the Fraternity. The attendance was 
larger than at any previous convention, larger even than the great 
convention of 1902, held in New York. The enthusiasm was great 
and everybody carried away delightful recollections of the event. 

The attendance at the last eight conventions, including the semi- 
centennial, has been as follows: 1898, Columbus, 208; 1900, l^ouis- 
ville, 269; 1902, New York, 548; 1904, Indianapolis, 503; 1906, 
Washington, 331; 1908, Pittsburgh, 353; 1910, Niagara Falls, 290; 
1912-13, Chicago, 584. 

The figures for Chicago are incomplete. When the writer last 
saw the registration book, at noon of the last day of the convention, 
the number recorded was 584, but many who attended the evening 
entertainments were not recorded, and the total attendance un- 
doubtedly was in excess of 600. 

The registration system at Chicago was much more perfect than 
at any previous convention. Books of coupons were issued to all 
that attended any of the business sessions or evening entertainments. 
These books and the coupons were serially numbered, and no one 
could attend a session or entertainment without filling out the proper 
coupon and presenting it at the door. Many neglected to register, 
but by checking up the registration list with the coupons, which 
were used as admission tickets, a complete list of all of those in at- 
tendance could be obtained. This system is the only one that has been 
devised for getting a full convention roll. 

There was a host of fine fellows at Chicago, there were men of 
all ages, from the freshmen to the alumni who had been graduated 
forty years before. It was a great pleasure to meet them, and every 
one regretted that there was not opportunity during the week 
to meet and become acquainted with all of them. The number was 
so large that no one who did not have a mars^elous memory could 
remember the names of all those whom he met for the first time. 
But everybody present added to his list of acquaintances many whom 
he will be delighted to meet hereafter, and those who had attended 
previous conventions had happy reunions with many whom they 
had met before. As usual for many preceding conventions, every 


active chapter was represented by a delegate, a considerable num- 
ber of alumni clubs were represented and nearly all of the general 
officers were present. 

The proportion of alumni was probably larger that at any previous 
convention, but still the majority had young faces, and never was a 
better looking lot of young men assembled in one place. The older 
men were proud of the active members who represented the chapters, 
of whom there were many more than the official delgates. The con- 
census of opinion was that the attendance was increased by reason of 
the change of date from Thanksgiving week to the week including 
New Years. College faculties have raised objections to Phi Delta 
Theta holding conventions during Thanksgiving week or at other 
times when college is in session, because delegates and other active 
members who attended a convention at that time were absent for a 
week or more from their college work. Alumni also are probably 
l>etter suited by the new date than any other that could be chosen, be- 
cause during the holidays they can be absent from their business 
with less inconvenience than at any other time. 

Really, however, the new date is a return to the date when the 
first two conventions of Phi Delta Theta were held, as it happened 
exactly the same day in December. The first conventicn, of which 
Benjamin Harrison was Secretary, was held in Cincinnati, Decem- 
ber 30, 1851 ; the second in Cincinnati, December 30 and 31, 1856. 
It mav be noted also that the convention of 1912-13 was the second 
convention of Phi Delta Theta to meet in Chicago. The convention 
of 1869 was held in Chicago, and that of 1889 in Bloomington, 111. 
No convention has been held by the Fraternity at a place west of 

The proportion of old convention goers was unusually large, pro- 
bably larger than ever. Of the thirteen living Past Presidents, six were 
present, Banta, H. U. Brown, Miller, Palmer, J. E. Brown and Ruick. 
Of former Province Presidents, there were Priest, Sanders, Hays, 
Haynes, Thurston and others. Then, besides the general officers for 
the last two years, there were many other convention veterans, such as 
Ballou of New York, Paul of Boston. Hamilton of Springfield, 111., 
Butler of Indianapolis, Baily of Des Moines, Lange of Washing- 
ton, Somerville of Mississippi and many others. It was a royal 
crowd of good fellows, and worth going across the continent to 
meet them. But the enforced absence of manv who had attended 
previous conventions was deeply regretted, and especially the ab- 
sence of Past Presidents Mitchell and DeWitt, who have been so 
regular in attendance, and who have done so much of the important 
work at previous conventions. The lengthy cablegram of greetings 
and good wishes from Mitchell indicated how keen was his disap- 
pointment that he could not attend. Others who were much missed 
were Doten, Bohn, Compton. McCrillis and Rommel. 


The ladies present added much to the pleasure of the c 
These included Mrs. Ruick of Indianapolis, Mrs. Burruss of Norfolk, 
and Mrs. Thompson of Chicago, who had attended previous cwi--. 
ventions, Mrs. Buell of Massachusetts, Mrs. Lindsay of Pittsburgh, 
Mrs. Meinsenhelder of Pennsylvania, Miss Eleanor Banta of Wis- 
consin, Miss Nell Garretson of Indiana and Miss Margaret Mc- 
Lelland of Fargo, N. Dak. The bride of the convention — there is 
usually one — was Mrs. Somerville of Mississippi. Mrs. Pope of 
Dallas who was the bride at the Southern Province convention two 
years ago, attended at Chicago her first National Convention. 

Though Mitchell, by common consent the titular leader of the 
Chicago Phis for years, was absent, the Chicago Phis who had charge 
of the arrangements for the convention worked out an elaborate plan 

Past Presidents at CirrcAco Convention. 
Left to right: Lamkin, H, V. Crown, Mi1l»r, Palmtr. Banta, J. E. Brown and 

of entertainments and executed it with such success as to win the 
applause and keen appreciation of all visitors. The Chicago Phis 
contributed a large amount of money to provide for the free enter- 
tainment of visitors at the smoker and the ball and for printing, ad- 
vertising, decorations and other expenses. The hospitality of local 
Phis was never greater at any convention. 

Judge Smith, the honorary president of the Chicago alumni club, 
was graduated at the old University of Chicago in 1866, and was 
perhaps the oldest Phi at this convention. He delivered the address 
of welcome and showed his interest by attending business sessions 
and evening entertainments. Van Pelt, the president of the Chi- 
cago club, was in charge of the local preparations for the conven- 


tion. He had general supervision of the details of the various enter- 
tainments, as he and R. E. Williams had at the convention of 1889, 
held at Bloomington, 111., which was a memorable meeting, on ac- 
count of the hospitality of the local Phis and the social entertainments 
that they provided. Williams came up from Bloomington to attend 
this convention. 

In the hallway adjoining the convention hall there was a business 
office which was kept open the whole week. Howe, chairman of the 
banquet committee issued the books of coupons and identification bad- 
ges, cut shield-shape from cardboard. Godso, chairman of the 
theatre-party committee, exchanged coupons for theatre tickets, and 
also received many subscriptions of that unique and very enterprising 
monthly, the Chicago Javelin^ of which he is editor. A large edi- 
tion of the Javelin with attractive convention announcements, had 
been gratuitously and widely distributed to alumni in neighboring 
states previous to the convention, largely increasing the attendance. 
Other chairmen were Mosser of the committee on the smoker, Jor- 
dan of the committee on ball, Owen of the committee on decorations 
and King of the committee on finance. These committees had been 
making preparations for months, and so complete was their organiza- 
tion that every detail was planned and executed to perfection. 

The smoker on New Year's eve was the most successful smoker 
that has been held at any convention, and that too in spite of the 
fact that there were no intoxicants — there was plenty of enthusiasm 
without them. The music, under the direction of Auracher, was ^just 
the right sort to stir up everybody, and the "Phi Yell Song," for 
which he wrote the music and Weese the words, caught everybody's 
fancy. Its lilting tune is still ringing in the ears of everybody who 
heard it that night. The entertainment was more varied and elabor- 
ate than at any previous smoker. The moving pictures and the vau- 
deville show Were good, and the greatest interest was shown in the 
scientific wrestling exhibition by Doctor Roller, and in his bout with 
Gomez, the champion of South America, in which the latter was 
thrown after a struggle of eight minutes. 

The banquet was not so lively as at some previous conventions, 
but the toast speeches were of unusual excellence. The speeches of 
Doctor Benton and Pontius were thoughtful, serious, and inspiring to 
the attainment of lofty ideals. The speeches of Lewis, Stevenson and 
Morrison were partly in lighter vein and their witty sallies were re- 
ceived with great applause. The speech by Morrison was inimitable 
in its humor. Doctor Shaw, who was toastmaster at the banquet of the 
convention of 1902, held in New York, when he lived there, has 
for several years resided in Chicago, and he presided as toastmaster 
at this banquet in the same happy manner in which he did at the 
one ten years before. 

The model initiation took place at midnight after the banquet. 


It was led by Doctor Benton, and made a lasting impression, not only 
on the initiate but also on those who witnessed the ceremony. The 
addition to the second act, of which Doctor Benton is the author, and 
which was adopted by the convention of 1910, surprised the alumni 
who had not seen an initiation since then no less than it did the 
initiate himself. 

The ball was a brilliant success. It was attended by many at- 
tractive young ladies from Chicago and vicinity and by many w^ho 
had come from distant points to attend this function. The visitors 
were charmed with the array of youth and loveliness. The en- 
thusiasm which was so much in evidence at the smoker displayed 
itself again at the conclusion of the ball, when there were serpen- 
tine marches about the ballroom, in which the ladies as well as 
the men joined, all singing fraternity songs. 

The theatre party was graced with the wives of many Chirago 
Phis. The total number of ladies and Phis was 410. Every Phi 
was presented with a fraternity pennant and every lady in the party 
with a white and blue opera bag bearing the letters "^ A 0." Pen- 
ants of the same kind were waved on the stage by the chorus girls, 
who later appeared with the same sort of opera bags dangling from 
their wrists. A beautiful large white and blue sign bearing the 
words *Tbi Delta Theta" was displayed over the inner entrance 
to the theatre, and on the drop curtain was a still larger blue sign 
inscribed "Welcome Phi Delta Theta." These signs had before be-^^n 
used for decorating the convention hall and ball room. 

The ball was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Englar of Kenil worth, 
a suburb of Chicago. Mrs. Englar, who was Miss Mary French 
Field, is the daughter of Eugene Field. She attended the National 
Conventions of 1898 and 1900, and was recognized by the 1898 
convention as "The daughter of the Fraternity." A reception was 
given to her in the convention hall in the morning after the ball 
of the Chicago convention, and she and her two sons, William 
and Eugene, were introduced to all that were present. Higbee 
delighted the boys by pinning the huge Indiana buttons on their 
coat lapels, and Lamkin made a hit by announcing that the elder 
of t^e boys would be given to the Knox chapter and the younger 
to the Missouri chapter, the two chapters with which their grand- 
father was connected. On request, Mrs. Englar favored the con- 
vention with the rendition of several of her father's poems and cap- 
tivated all hearers. 

At one of the business sessions Hughey Jennings was introduced, 
and the boys rose en masse to cheer the gallant leader of Detroit's 
Tigers, thrice champions of the American League. As was remarked 
in his introduction, he looked a good deal more sane and sensible than 
he usually does when coaching base runners from the side lines. He 
gave a sensible talk and everybody voted him a good fellow. Such 


incidents as this add greatly to the interest and enjoyment of any con- 

A notable event was the reception to Mr. Trimpe, President of the 
Interfratemity Conference and Doctor Shepardson, Secretary of the 
Conference. The former is Grand Tribune of Sigma Chi, and the 
latter General Secretary of Beta Theta Pi. The occasion was a most 
interesting one, because never before had a Phi Delta Theta con- 
vention been addressed by general officers of the other two mem- 

The Indiana Badge, Two-thirds Actual Si^e 

bers of ''the Miami triad." Mr. Trimpe received a cordial greeting 
when he remarked that, except for the absence of familiar faces, he 
felt as much at home before a convention of Phi Delta Theta as be- 
fore one of his own fraternity. Doctor Shepardson paid a high com- 
pliment to Phi Delta Theta in saying that he watched its develop- 
ment much closer than he did that of other well known fraternities 
which he named, because he recognized the necessity of Beta Theta 
Pi keeping step with the progress of Phi Delta Theta. Both speeches 


were eloquent and inspiring, both emphasized the importance of liv- 
ing up to high fraternity ideals and of cultivating a broad Pan- 
Hellenic spirit. Both declared that fraternities should not be con- 
ducted on a narrow and selfish basis, but that members should give 
full recognition and extend friendly and helping hands to those 
who do not wear Greek-letter badges. 

The importance of chapters and members of Phi Delta Theta main- 
taining high standards of conduct was the theme of many speeches 
delivered during the Chicago convention, of the eloquent response 
by Pope to the address of welcome, of the speeches at the banquet 
and of more informal speeches at the business sessions. At this 
time when criticism of fraternities is so widespread, it was opportune 
that Phis should be reminded of their pledges to strive for the high- 
est possible standards of morality and scholarship. In the most 
forcible terms the convention declared that it was the duty of every 
Phi to endeavor to reach the ideals which are expresed so strongly 
in the Bond. 

Among the acts of the convention were the repeal of the provi- 
sion of the code that circular letters of chapters shall be issued to 
alumni annually and that a year book shall be published by the Fra- 
ternity. For various reasons, chiefly because of the increasing ex- 
pense involved, this annual letter and year book plan has proven un- 
satisfactory. Provision was made for uniform accounting books to be 
furnished to each chapter. The annual dues of alumni clubs were 
adjusted according to the active membership of the clubs. A com- 
mittee on ritual was directed to consider the revision of the ritual 
with the view of making slight changes in the wording of the cere- 
monies without changing their character, and to report to the next 
National Convention. Baily's provision that the initiation of mem- 
bers of preparatory or high school fraternities be prohibited after 
four years was adopted, but subject to the action of the Inter frater- 
nity Conference. 

The committees of the convention which had the most work were 
the committee on constitution and code, of which Murdpck was 
chairman, and the committee on charters, of which Ruick was chair- 
man. Many amendments to the constitution or code were proposed, 
and it was realized that some of them were so important that full 
consideration could not be given to them in the crowded condition 
of the convention calendar, and therefore action on them was de- 
ferred until the next national convention. 

Eleven applications for charters were placed before the conven- 
tion and some of them were renewals of applications at previous con- 
ventions. The number was so large that much embarrassment was 
felt in selecting those that should be granted, but the committee on 
-charters recommended that charters should be granted to three local 
societies — the petitioners at the University of North Dakota, Colo- 


rado College and Iowa Stale College. The convention approved 
the recommendations of the committee, .and the three charters were 
granted, each by the vote of a large majority of the delegates. The 
eleven applications came from the east, south, west, southwest and 
northwest, but it was the general opinion, from which few dis- 
sented, that the convention recognized the three institutions which it 
was most desirable for the Fraternity to enter at this time. In grant- 
ing these charters to long established locals in flourishing institu- 
tions. Phi Delta Theta has greatly added to its strength and has 
shown its intention of advancing with the educational progress of 
the country. 

The BiRHiNaHAM Boomers 

It was a most harmonious convention. This was shown by the 
election of general officers. For each office only one nomination was 
made and each officer was elected or "re-elected by acclamation. Dr. 
Benton was chosen as President. After much persuasion he was 
prevailed to accept the high and responsible position. He was also 
chosen as one of Phi Delta Thela's delegates to the Interfraternity 
Conference, Banta being chosen as a second delegate, and the editor of 
The Scroll being designated as the third, ex-officio. Doctor Benton 
is the President of the University of Vermont, and during many years 
he has shown great interest in the advancement of Phi Delta Theta, 
especially in raising the moral tone of the Fraternity and in inciting 
the active members to diligence in their college work. In choosing 
him to direct its administration Phi Delta Theta has given to the 
college and university world full evidence of its fixed purpose to 


insist upon the highest attainable standards of morality and schol- 

All of the business sessions of the convention were held in the 
Hotel La Salle, which made every provision for the comfort and 
accommodation of its guests. All of the entertainments also were 
in the hotel, except the theatre-party at the La Salle Opera House, 
half a block away. Many delegates never went farther during the 
week than the Art Institute on the lake front, a few blocks away, 
where the convention photograph was taken. The weather could not 
have been finer if it had been made to order — it was surprisingly mild 
to those from the south. P>erybody at the convention had a good 
time, everybody felt glad he was there and sorry for the Phis who 
were absent, and everybody was loud in praise of the hospitality and 
enterprise of the Chicago Phis. These Chicago Phis certainly made 
good. There was some class to the Chicago convention. Every- 
body who was there feels that he cannot afford to miss being at Bir- 
mingham in 1914. Walter B. Palmer. 



Brother Pope: Brother President and Brother Phis, to the 
generous and most cordial address of welcome that was extended to 
us on yesterday morning it is rather difficult to voice a suggestion 
of our deep appreciation. We are glad indeed to assemble in this 
greatest city of an imperial state. We have all been made to feel ai 
home. Those of us from the South, and especially the hook-worm 
delegation from Georgia and Alabama, feel truly at home in Chicago 
at this time, l)ecause we hear no echo of the elephant roar or the call 
of the Bull Moose. But the grand old state of Illinois has helped 
to swell the chorus of the Democratic donkey's cry of victory; and 
I want to remind the delegates to this convention that a Democrat 
is the mayor of the city of Chicago, and the liberty of this city is 
yours because on occasions of this kind a Democratic mayor alwajrs 
issues the proper orders to the guardians of the peace — see nothing, 
hear nothing, do nothing. 

In the short time that it is proper for me to occupy this morning 
I want to ask your indulgence while I make a few, I trust pertinent 
suggestions, concerning the w^elfare of the American college fraternity. 

But first I want to voice our regret that on this occasion, so indica- 
tive of the glorious success of Phi Delta Theta, in God's Providence 
we are unable to have gathered with us those noble men who were 
our founders in 1848. The names of those men shall be written not 
only upon the Phi Delta Theta roll of honor and the scroll of our 
fame, but upon the hearts of thousands. 

It is rather a far cry from 1848 to 1912, but the representatives 
of the active chapters assembled in this convention and the delegates 
from the alumni clubs bear witness to the fact that in 1848 one act 


was done which in its result has caused much benefit to this country. 
In the past few years I think. Brother President, the brothers of 
Phi Delta Theta have been more inclined than ever before to pause 
and contemplate the wonderful development and growth of our Fra- 

Beginning at Miami in 1848, Phi Delta Theta has developed with 
the development of the college idea throughout this great country. 
She has gone east and finally established herself in that most wonder- 
ful industrial commercial center. She has gone west, even to the 
imperial state of Oregon, and today we greet for the first time a dele- 
gate from our baby chapter at Eugene. She has gone north into 
Canada, where today she stands without an equal ; and away down 
south in Dixie land where her honor is our religion and her prin- 
ciples our law, Phi Delta Theta is the queen of southern fraternities. 

But its mere material and geographical development is the least 
that Phi Delta Theta has done. Through the mediimi of her prin- 
ciples and ideals she has established between the college men of the 
north and the college men of the south, between the college men of 
the east and the college men of the west, a bond of brotherhood 
which shall remain forever indissoluble. 

These delegates gathered here today, representing the best thought 
and sentiment of every section of our country are bound together heart 
to heart and hand to hand in a Bond of fraternal love. 

You have been anticipating the coming of this convention for many 
days. You are in one sense to enjoy the hospitality of our brothers 
in Chicago, but beyond and above that you are here for a purpose, 
and that purpose is to know each other better, to strengthen the bond 
of our acquaintance, to see to it that the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity 
is the foremost college fraternity of the world; that she dominates 
the college fraternity policy in this country, and that she shall ever 
stand forth clothed in the robes of principle and power in which the 
men who made her intended she should stand. 

My Brothers, the American college fraternity is on trial today. It 
is on trial for its life. As one of the defendants we have accepted 
service and entered our appearance in court, and we stand ready to 
be judged by our works. We demand equity, but we must always 
remember that he who seeks equity must first do equity, and when 
you come into a court of equity you must come with clean hands. 
The record of this convention shall be written, it must be written 
upon the clean white sheet with no blot or blemish thereon to mar 
the fair fame we have enjoyed for these long years. 

It seems strange to me that after the great good that has been ac- 
complished by the American college fraternity it should now be at- 
tacked by those who seek its very life, but let us not forget that the 
stalwart tree, after a generous yielding of fruit and shade, must stand 
bare in the cold of winter. Conscious of its strength and virtue, the 


tree can only lash its sinewy limbs in resentment of injustice and in- 
tolerance until the return of things that are green and sweet. One is 
reminded of his Lord's forgiveness of those whose spiritual eyes were 
blinded with passion so that they knew not what they did. And this 
resentful mood will bring also the reflection that in the spring an- 
other yielding of fruit and shade will turn the winds that are poison- 
ous into caressing breezes of admiration, and the winter of our dis- 
content will become glorious summer. So the American college 
fraternity, the tree of the American college fraternity, must take 
deeper root now than ever before, and be content to bear with the 
passion, the injustice and intolerance of the undisceming, and to be 
faithful always to the tasks that the fathers assigned us. 

One word more and I am done. Sometimes when I think of our 
beloved Fraternity, of that noble band of heroes who founded it at 
old Miami College in 1848, their dreams of our greatness, their 
hopes and ambitions that those who would come after them would 
prove worthy of such a Fraternity, and how surely destined it was in 
the very beginning to be a great power for good in this glorious 
republic, when I think of these things I am reminded how large a 
duty lies upon all of us to make the time of our tenancy here useful 
in its character and splendid in its record of achievement. And let 
me say right here, and let me say it with all the power at my com- 
mand, that we owe it to this Fraternity, and to the best that is within 
us, to consecrate our energies to nobler things than strife, and to 
build our hopes upon surer ground than the doctrine of ' discontent. 
Rather let us work together, heart to heart arid hand to hand, for the 
common benefit. I can invoke no sentiment more worthy of this 
splendid assemblage than the earnest prayer that God may keep Phi 
Delta Theta safe and glorious always. I thank you. 

address at the phi delta theta convention 

By Dr. Francis W. Shepardson^ Secretary of the Interfra- 

TERNiTY Conference 

Mr. President and Members of a Great Fraternity : A few months 
ago while visiting the Wabash chapter of Beta Theta Pi, I found 
a good deal of enjoyment in reading over some of the old records of 
the chapter. Among the accounts of meetings there was one which 
attracted my attention at once. It was the report of a joint meet- 
ing of the Phi Delta Theta and Beta Theta Pi chapters of that in- 
stitution. It stated that the members of the two chapters met to- 
gether and spent an enjoyable evening. College songs were sung, 
college stories were told and all expressed themselves as greatly 
pleased with the results of the evening together. The date of this 
meeting was twenty-five years before that of the first abortive at- 
tempt to form a Pan- Hellenic alliance and almost fifty years before 
the meeting in New York in 1909 when there was organized the Inter 
fraternity Conference, whose representatives are present with you 


today and whkh some of us hope may become before many years 
one of the most important of the educational meetings of our coun- 
try ; and so I count it a special privilege that my first opportunity to 
address the convention of any Greek-letter society, other than my 
own, is to speak before the Phi Delta Theta. I do not know what 
special reasons called that meeting at Wabash many years ago, but 
the records seemed to show me that there was some ground for agree- 
ment between our two fraternities. 

As a matter of fact we are children of a conmion mother. We 
were founded, as was Sigma Chi, whose representative has just ad- 
dressed you, at a little college in Ohio. The same environment 
that gave inspiration to the founders of Phi Delta Theta helped to 
stimulate the ideals and aspirations of the founders of the Beta 
Theta Pi. Together we have moved forward from "Old Miami" 
east and west, north and south, imtil today in all the educational 
strongholds of the land from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and fnnn 
the Lakes to the Gulf, the flags of our fraternities are found flying. 
We have substantially the same number of chapters and the same 
number of members. Beta Theta Pi had to overcome the same ob- 
stacles that were found in the path of Phi Delta Theta. The same 
enemies that tilted their lances against the shield of Phi Delta Theta 
also threw their weapons against the shield of Beta Theta Pi. Surely 
with such a common ancestry and common history our fraternities 
at least ought to iind ground for common action. 

There is a third reason why it is a pleasure to us to address you 
today, and that is because I am deeply interested in the work and 
the possibilities of the Interfraternity Conference. We have enemies 
around us who seek to destroy us. They bring charges against us. 
They allege facts, some of which can not be denied. In more than 
one place we must unite to fight for our rights or we may see the 
fraternity system seriously injured by those who are on the outside 
and who do not understand the real significance of the college fra- 
ternity as we who are on the inside desire it to be understood. 

In the nature of the case we can never get away entirely from 
the necessary rivalry which must attend competing organizations such 
as ours. I am sure more than once the members of Phi Delta Theta 
chapters will rejoice around the chapter fire because of substantial 
victories gained over their ancient foe. Beta Theta Pi. I hope too 
that in many a Beta chapter house, as the years go by, there will be 
rejoicing over honorable victories won from the boys of Phi Delta 
Theta; but the sting of these petty defeats and the glory of these 
petty victories will soon pass away. We ought to have large enough 
vision and to be broad minded enough to see that on certain points 
we can work in harmony for the betterment of our Fraternities and 
for improvement of conditions in the institutions where our chap- 
ters are located. 


It seems to me that we can have united effort to improve the con- 
ditions of scholarship in our several colleges. One of the charges 
brought against the fraternity system is that it tends to lower the 
standard of scholarship. Statement after statement is being pub- 
lished by college authorities showing that the average grade of fra- 
ternity members is below the average grade of non-fratemity men, 
and sometimes below the average grade of the student body. This 
seems to me all wrong. We must make our members appreciate the 
fact, that, after all, our colleges exist for the purpose of education, 
and that the prime interest of the student should be so to avail him- 
self of the opportunities of instruction and of culture offered him 
in college, that he may the better be prepared for the duties and re- 
sponsibilities of life. We claim to be, we are, selected men. We 
ought to take precedence in matter of scholarship and it will be a 
just charge against us until we rectify the conditions which have 
prevailed among some of our chapters in recent years. 

We ought to find common ground in an insistent demand for col- 
lege loyalty. The charge is sometimes made that fraternity men put 
the fraternity first and the college second and that there is a dis- 
tinct lack of interest in college activities, particularly those of the 
cultural sort, manifested as soon as a freshman enters the doors of a 
fraternity. In my work as general secretary of Beta Theta Pi, I 
have taken particular pains to urge this matter of college loyalty. 
The college must come first and the fraternity second. It takes 
only a very little reflection for one to see that the interest of a fra- 
ternity chapter is absolutely bound up with the prosperity of the 
institution where that chapter is located. Can we not, as fraternity 
men, unite all along the line to emphasize and magnify college 

We can unite in a movement for college democracy. Another 
claim of our opponents is that the fraternity tends to make men 
snobbish, that the chapter house becomes the center of a sort of 
aristocracy in which those who think themselves better than- their fel- 
lows learn to look with condescending mien upon their less fortun- 
ate fellows, the barbarians. I sometimes think this charge is well 
founded. Boys come from the farms who have never had in their 
country homes the luxuries which the chapter house furnishes. They 
revel in their shower baths and other conveniences of the chapter 
house and then go back home at vacation time to chafe over the 
limitations of their own homes and to grow restless in the society 
of their own parents. This tendency is absolutely wrong. The boys 
of Phi Delta Theta and Beta Theta Pi have largely been taken from 
the homes of common people. In our origin and history we have 
drawn upon the worthy of all classes and hardly without exception 
our chapters have been free from those whose main claim to con- 
sideration is pride of birth or family. If we have been inclined to 


forget this at times, can we not unite with other college fraternities to 
show that in our hearts we believe in the democracy on which our 
Republic was founded and under which it must go forward to its 
glorious destiny. 

We ought to find common ground for harmonious act on along the 
lines of human friendship. There we come close to the heart of 
the fraternity ideal. We have our Greek names representing certain 
mottoes. We claim certain fundamental things as the basis for our 
fraternities. But they amount to nothing absolutely unless beneath 
them and behind them is the tie of truest friendship. If there is one 
thing I would urge upon those who are joined in the Bond of Phi 
Delta Theta, it is to cultivate warm friendships for your chapter 
mates. If I may advise any freshmen it would be to love those of 
your classmates who share with you the joy of wearing a fraternity 
badge. I know well that some persons ridicule the idea of love among 
men. They call this a sentimental relationship which should exist 
between men and women. I often think of the story told in the good 
old Book where the prince and the peasant met in friendship. The 
words come to us: "And the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul 
of David, and he loved him." On this story has been built a great 
order with thousands of members, who, generation after generation, 
find inspiration and encouragement from the sweet story of man's 
love for man. I might cite you also another great order founded 
on the story of Damon and Pythias, where one so loved the other 
that he was willing to give his life if need be, to save his friend. 
I often think of the story told of a Phi Delta Theta President of the 
United States. As his term of office drew near public men and news- 
papers began to build cabinets for him, but when the list was finally 
published by himself some unexpected names were found. Then it 
was noted that these were the names of men whom, as fraternity 
and college mates at "Old Miami" he had learned to love and trust 
in the golden student days. But friendship limited to the small 
group in your own fraternity will not bring the richness of joy that 
will come from a larger circle. As life broadens before you, you 
will find new friends and new fields of work. It is just possible 
that some one of you may want to marry the daughter of a Beta 
Theta Pi; or some Sigma Chi may want to marry your daughter; 
or in other ways members of different fraternities may be brought 
close into the intimate circles of the home. 

Finally we ought to find some common ground for friendly rela- 
tionship in the thought of human service. After all, that is what 
life is for. We are training ourselves in the schools and in the col- 
leges in order to fit us the better to become leaders of life and 
thought in other days. The narrow confines of the chapter house 
are altogether too restricted when it comes -to the real business of 
life. Friendship should be emphasized in the chapter and in the 


college community. The heiart should go out to others who are 
equally interested in student affairs. It is certain that the sympathies 
will be richer and fuller when you face life*s problems and possibili- 
ties. Some one has most happily expressed the real significance of 
it all in these words: 

The sweetest lives are those to duty given. 
Those deeds, both great and small, 
Are close knit strands of an unbroken thread. 
Where love ennobles all. 

The world may sound no trumpets, ring no bells. 
The Book of Life the shining record tells, 

Thy love shall chant its own beatitudes after its own life's working. 
A child's kiss placed on thy singing lips shall make thee glad. 
A poor man helped by thee shall make thee rich. 
A sick man served by thee shall make thee strong. 

Thou shalt be served thyself by every sense of service which thou ren- 


The success of the Chicago convention from the social standpoint 
was entirely due to the Chicago Phis. The various entertainments 
were perfectly planned and each was a brilliant success. The mem- 
bers of the Chicago alumni club gave much of their time for months 
to convention preparations, and gave liberally of their means to ad- 
vertise the convention, to make the smoker and ball complimentary 
and to meet many other incidental expenses. In grateful apprecia- 
tion of their unbounded hospitality, the names of the officers of the 
club and of the convention committees are printed below : 


Honorary President, Judge Frederick A. Smith; President, I. N. Van Pelt; 
Vice-president, Warren D. Howe ; Secretary, L. T. Wilson ; Treasurer, Stacy 
C. Mosser. 

Convention Committees 

Open House^l, N. Van Pelt, Chairman ; W. E. Higbee, H. E. Snyder, Rich- 
ard Henry Little. 

New Yearns Eve Celebraiion — S. C. Mosser, Chairman ; H. E. Wcese, Homer 
F. Horton, Harry R. Auracher. 

Banquet — Warren D. Howe, Chairman ; Hoyt King, W. E. Higbee. 

Ball — Dr. G. T. Jordan, Chairman ; Dr. L. L. Iseman, O. W. Thompson, 
W. H. Woolston, F. Steinbrccher, J. C. Eaton. 

Theatre Party — William E. Godso, Chairman ; Dr. L. L. Iseman, Robert 
T. Radford, Arthur S. Gormley. 

Finance — Hoyt King, Chairman; Frederick A. Smith, A. P. Holbrook, Jr., 
I. N. Van Pelt, H. L. Wilson, Stacy C. Mosser, L. T. WiUon, Warren D. Howe, 
John T. Bodic, W. E. Higbee, Walter P. Steffen. 

Publicity — William E. Godso, Chairman; Edwin Lennox, H. H. Mallory, 
L. T. Wilson, W. L. Chenery. 

Decorations — Ira H. Owen, Chairman; A. P. Holbrook, Jr., Harold M. 
Johnson, F. C. Wood, H. E. Snyder. 



Open sessions of a fraternity convention are ordinarily of little in- 
terest either to the fraternity or to the public at large. However 
the Chicago meeting was as remarkable in its open sessions — as full 
of interest to Phi Delta Theta — as any of the business meetings; 
though they were full of interest and as notable in constructive work 
as any in the history of the order. 

The convention was formally opened on Monday morning, when, in 
spite of the absence of the whole "Hook Worm" contingent, pro- 
bably three hundred Phis, with numerous ladies and visitors, heard the 
formal calling to order. Brother James Stuart Morrison, Missouri 
Beta, *93, (nephew of our beloved Father Morrison) led in devo- 
tional exercises, reading the 112th and 133rd Psalms and offering, 
prayer. The learned and distinguished president of the Chicago 
Alumni Club, Judge Frederick A. Smith, then gave a most delightful 
address of welcome. Rarely has any convention been so happy in 
having such a cordial welcome, expressed in such courteous and 
beautiful language. The memory of Judge Smith and his graceful 
greeting is one of the most pleasant we carried from Chicago. 

The formal replies to the address of welcome were not delivered 
until Tuesday when, before a crowded hall, Alex Pope, T. G. C, 
eloquently replied for the general council and R. T. Carrithers of 
Indiana Beta most happily spoke for the undergraduates. At Wash- 
ington Brother Pope first charmed a Phi Delta Theta convention by 
his eloquence — his address at Chicago was worthy of his reputation 
and bears witness to his ability as an orator and a man ; and Brother 
Carrithers bids fair to follow in Pope's footsteps as one of our most 
pleasing and eloquent speakers. 

The convention had a most unique and enjoyable experience in 
having Professor Francis W. Shepardson, secretary of the Beta Theta 
Pi and Honorable William A. Trimpe, Grand Tribune of the Sigma 
Chi, speak on Interfraternity Relations. It was the first time in 
history that one of the three fraternities founded at Miami was hon- 
ored by addresses in convention by officials of both the others. There 
was nothing more enjoyable, more noteworthy, at Chicago than 
these two eloquent and scholarly addresses — it was the climax of 
the convention. No undergraduate could fail to be moved by the sen- 
timents expressed by these gentlemen and no officer or alumnus was 
free from a deep feeling of gratitude and joy that the days of bit- 
terness and strife between Phi Delta Theta and her rivals, Beta 
Theta Pi and Sigma Chi, were over, and that in the new era, just 
dawning, our rivalries and strife should be toward the attainment of 
better things rather than in petty politics — that we would join in 
labor for the service of the state. 

If the opening session was filled with eloquence — if the Shephard- 
son-Trimpe session was the climax of the meeting — the hour we 


welcomed "The Daughter of the Phi Delta Theta," Mrs. Mary 
French Field Englar, and her two sturdy sons, was the most inti- 
mate, the most feeling time of all. No Phi but loves Eugene Field 
and loves his daughter and his grandsons. When Miss Field — we 
cannot get used to "Mrs. Englar" — read "Little Boy Blue" we 
thought of our "little Boy Blues" at home and our eyes filled up, 
our hearts full of love and longing for those of whom our po;ft 
wrote so pathetically. 


I'd like to be a cowboy an' ride a firey boss 
Way out into the big an' boundless West ; 
I'd kill the bears an' catamounts an' wolves I come across, 
An' I'd pluck the bal' head eagle from his nest! 
With my pistols at my side, 
I would roam the prarers wide, 
An' to scalp the savage Injun in his wigwam would I ride — 
If I darst; but I darsen't! 

I'd like to go to Afriky an' hunt the lions there. 

An' the biggest oUyfunts you ever saw ! 
I would track the fierce gorilla to his equatorial lair, 
An' beard the cannybuU that eats folks raw ! 
I'd chase the pizen snakes 
An' the 'pottimus that makes 
His nest down at the bottom of unfathomable lakes — 
If I darst; but I darsen't! 

I would I were a pirut to sail the ocean blue, 

With a big black flag afljrin' overhead ; 
I would scour the bollowy main with my gallant pirut crew 
An' dye the sea a gouty, gory red ! 
With my cutlass in my hand 
On the quarterdeck I'd stand 
And to deeds of heroism I'd incite my pirut band — 
If I darst; but I darsen't! 

And, if I darst, I'd lick my pa for the times that he's licked me ! 

I'd lick my brother an' my teacher, too ! 
I'd lick the fellers that call round on sister after tea. 
An' I'd keep on lickin' folks till I got through ! 
You bet ! I'd run away 
From my lessons to my play, 
An' I shoo the hens, an' tease the cat, an' kiss the girls all day — 
If I darst; but I darsen't! 


The little toy dog is covered with dust. 

But sturdy and staunch he stands ; 
And the little toy soldier is red with rust, 
And his musket moulds in his hands. 
Time was when the little toy dog was new, 

And the soldier was passing fair ; 
And that was the time when our Little Boy Blue 

Kissed them and put them there. 

♦Copyright by Charles Scribner's Sons; reprinted with permission. 


"Now, don't you go till I come," he said, 

"And don't you make any noise !" 
So, toddling off to his trundle-bed, 

He dreamt of the pretty toys ; 
And, as he was dreaming, and angel song 

Awakened our Little Boy Blue — 
Oh ! the years are many, the years are long, 

But the little toy friends are true ! 

Ay, faithful to Little Boy Blue they stand, 

Each in the same old place — 
Awaiting the touch of a little hand, 

The smile of a little face ; 
And they wonder, as waiting the long years through 

In the dust of that little chair, 
What has become of our Little Boy Blue, 

Since he kissed them and put them there. 

When she turned from grave to gay with "The Limitations of 
Youth" the convention rocked with laughter. Before Mrs. Englar 
was presented to the convention to meet the delegates and visitors 
socially her tw^o sons were lead to the platform and introduced-^ 
Eugene being there dedicated to Missouri Alpha and "Bill" devoted 
to Illinois Delta. 

Marked in every way, the national convention at Chicago was most 
happily distinguished by its open meetings and future conventions 
will indeed be happy if it is possible for them to enjoy three such 
treats. Charles F. Lamkin^ Past P, G, C. 


The Chicago Phis provided sheets of songs for convention use, 
and they were sung at the smoker, banquet and ball. The sheets con- 
tain four pages. The first page bears a suitable title. Under the 
heading "Classic Songs of Phi Delta Theta" on the second page, are 
the words of "A Thousand Years," "Their Fame Will Never Die," 
"Phi Delta Theta Dear" and "Phi Delta Theta for Aye." Under 
the heading "Borrowed Songs" on the third page, are the words of 
"A Stein Song," "Moonlight Bay," "Oh ! You Circus Day," "Wait- 
ing for the Robert E. Lee," "Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee," "Its 
Great to Be a Sailor," "And the World's All Wrong Again," the last 
two from "The Girl at the Gate," the musical comedy which was seen 
the evening of the theatre party. 

Under the heading "Just Songs" on the fourth page, are four songs 
written specially for this convention. The first is the "Phi Yell 
Song," which was also printed on larger sheets with the musical ac- 
companiment. This is one of the best Phi Delta Theta songs ever 
written and the music is irresistible. Everybody was delighted with 
the words and air and they were sung many times during the con- 
vention. It will hereafter be a favorite at chapter meetings, alumni 
reunions and province and national conventions, and it will be a val- 


HARRY WESSB Northwestern '02 

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na-tion he's a part, And with his seal her fame shall ne\-er die. 
earnest in oar might, All broth-ers who the Blue and White ha\-e worn. 

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uable addition to the next edition of the fraternity song book. Its 
tuneful measures were played by the orchestra as an overture at the 
theatre party. The words and music are reproduced on other pages 
of this number. 

The point of the following song is that at the smoker of every 
convention from the first smoker at Louisville in 1900, until the 
Chicago convention, there was always plenty of beer, perhaps too 
much, but, by decision of the Chicago convention cc mmittees all forms 
of intoxicants were excluded from the smoker at this convention, and 
the convention declared that hereafter they should be excluded from 
all fraternity and chapter meetings. 


It seems like years, 

Since we had our beers, 

It used to be our delight, 

To order up and drink through the night ; 

It's different now, since we took that vow, 

You scarcely ever drink with me 

Excepting milk or else cold tea. 


Oh, my "bottle of booze," good bye ; 

My lips are parched, I'm surely going to die. 

If you were with me then my thirst I'd slake, 

Oh, goodness me, what a sad mistake, — 

I never thought this function would be dry. 

Oh, you marvelous town of "Chi," 

'Twill do no good for me to pout and sigh. 

The smoker crew has "rushed the can," 

Far away fr'om the Phi Delt man. 

Fare thee well my **bottle of booze," good bye. 

The following song refers to the Aztec club at Iowa State College, 
which long petitioned Phi Delta Theta for a charter, which some time 
ago was reorganized under the Cadduria Club, and which was char- 
tered by the Chicago convention. 


A I R — "Su m urun /' 

The Aztec Club had a "dub" with ambition quite beyond compare. 

It was his aim, a Greek name, to secure to kill that "Barb" affair. 

"Phi Delt for me,"' then said he, "Wait and see, I'm going to set our snare," 

We'll petition them hard, show records by yard, so rich and rare ; 

In Sunday best, we'll get dressed and go up to see the great "G. C"; 

We'll treat the boys, make a noise and we know that they will soon agree 

To take us in and begin right away to have a jubilee — 

Take that name off the door, 'tis "Aztecs" no more, FRATERNITY! 


Some more room, — some more room. 
If your school has wads of "mon," 
We will take you one by one, 
Some more room, — some more room 


If your house has 'lectric lights, 

And if your boys don't stay out nights, 

Oh ! some more room, some more room, 

Maybe we'll heed your pleading croon. 

We will look you over and then you may safely bet. 

If ybu show you are the "goods" the winning vote you'll get, 

For all good men, yes, there's some more room. Phis. 

Just before 1912 expired, the lights in the hall where the Smoker 
was held were lowered for a few minutes, and as the old year was dy- 
ing the lights were raised and all present joined in singing the fol- 
lowing : 



Good-bye, everybody, good-night New La Salle, 

Good-bye to the old loves, good-bye dear old pal, 

It breaks my heart to see you all leaving, good-bye, good-bye. 

Though we part yet we shall remember the days gone by, 

Good-by dear old fellows, good-night brother Phis, 

We greet nineteen-thirteen while the old Leap Year dies. 


The convention had gotten under way and started off with a Chi- 
cago gait on the opening day. After the usual opening exercises the 
convention adjourned for a brief lull before the Red Room *'Pink 
Tea." By dusk the first evening nearly all the delegates had arrived, 
registration statistics were hitting the Phi Delt high water mark, so 
it remained now to put the "Chicago" touch to the melting p it 
and stir things up. 

There was none of the political cornering or jackpotting seen at 
most Greek conventions. Every one devoted his time to greeting o^d 
friends and meeting a lot of good fellows from all realms of 
Phidom. Phikeia "Steven" would not have taken it for an open 
house or an upper Hudson boarding school party. Far from it I 

The Red Room at the La Salle was the scene of no fixed enter- 
tainment to occupy one's attention. Brother Higbee led the sing- 
ing, some fellow Greeks increased the volume, and the Pacific 
squadron, with standard "Come to the Pacific with Ward," started 
a grand parade, Illinois Alpha and Eta. etc., falling in line. Soo'i 
all the brothers were keeping time to "Phi Delta Theta For Aye." 
and doing the snake tango. Then came deafening cheers from all the 
provinces and chapters. It would be impossible to give the cheers 
here, but there certainly were some novel ditties sprung. Ferris and 
his "gang" told us that they "had style all the while." Of course 
Brothers Benton- Palmer & Co., are quite sure that all Phi Delta 
Theta has "Style All The While." 

Chicago Phis turned out in goodly numbers to welcome the out- 
of-town boys and to let them know how glad they were to have them. 
Facilities were provided for the convenience of all Phis for makinc 


arrangements for the balance of the busy week. The Phi conven- 
tion office headed by Brother Warren D. Howe did harvesting on the 
banquet and theatre ticket crop. 

It is believed that most of the brothers retired rather early on the 
opening night to be in fine form for the following eve. 

Harry E. Snyder, Pennsylvania, *12. 


The Open House informal reception given to visiting brothers by 
the Phi Delta Theta club of Chicago on Monday evening, Decem- 
ber 30, was a fitting precursor for the events of convention week to 
follow. Indeed to many it seemed the best opportunity of the whole 
convention for brothers from the widely separated chapters to ex- 
change grips and get acquainted. There was no set program and the 
exchange of gossip and discussion of pre-convention business was 
one of the most instructive affairs of the week. 

Brother I. N. Van Pelt, president of the Chicago Alumni Club, 
was chairman of this committee and busy among the delegates help- 
ing in the introductions which scarcely are necessary when a band of 
several hundred loyal Phis are gathered. Brother W. E. Higbee, 
Brother H. E. Snyder and Brother Richard Henry Little were the 
other members of the committee. 

On entering the reception room on the nineteenth floor of Hotel 
La Salle where the reception was held, the visitor was hustled over to 
Brother Robert T. Radford who had charge of the registration. 
With his card of identity secured, each Phi was then ready for con- 
sultation when Brother Warren D. Howe who issued the book of 
credentials which entitled the holder to admission to the various 
activities of convention. The consultation with Brother Howe as- 
sumed a financial tinge for those wishing to attend the banquet and 
theater party but the other events were complimentary. 

With this formality over, our brother Phis settled for an evening 
of informal good fellowship. Phi Delta Theta songs and cheers 
played a fitting part in the informal program. It was a sight well 
worth remembering to see Brother Hillis, perhaps the oldest Phi 
present, at the head of a serpentine line of singing Phis who formed 
a lockstep procession extending entirely around the large reception 
room. Brother Hillis confessed he felt as if he were not the oldest 
but rather was the youngest Phi present and his radiant smile 
betokened his enjoyment. 

The Pacific coast delegation was on hand early explaining the ad- 
vantages which would accrue from having the next convention at 
San Francisco at the time of the Panama exposition, but its members 
expressed an entire willingness to abide by the choice of the con- 
vention in this respect without feeling or resentment. On that 
opening night, there was not a frown or a trace of worry. 

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The reception lasted until 11 o'clock with perhaps more spon- 
taneous Phi spirit and jollity than at any other time during the 
week except on the evening of the ball when brother Phis did a 
similar serpentine in the ball room and wives, sisters and sweethearts 
catching the spirit of the occasion formed a similar line within 
the encircling line of their escorts. 

The committee in charge of the informal reception is entitled to 
the thanks of the Fraternity at large for providing such an agreeable 
and informal send-off to convention week. 

Harvey T. Woodruff^ Chicago, '99. 


Brother Stacy C. Mosser, chairman, and his committee: W. E. 
Weese, Harry R. Auracher, Homer F. Horton — on the New Year's 
celebration made a fitting climax for old 1912. Noisy events were 
sprung all over the big metropolis. However, none were more 
stirring and unique than the Phi Delt smoker in the ball room of 
La Salle, where the clans were "locked in for the remainder of the 
year.'' You could not count the time, for the program moved speed- 
ily. Every one was spending one of the best New Year's eves of 
his life. 

There were plenty of eats, but you never would have known it. 
Stunts, skits, skirts and splazazas were galore. And the music ! Why, 
it seemed that every Phi was chuck full of music. Brother Harry R. 
Auracher launched his new *Thi Yell Song" — and it is a corker — 
the lyrics full of Phi spirit, and the tune catchy as a popular song 
hit, with a gridiron tempo. 

Now for the entertainers. Amidst much tooting of Epsilon Prov- 
ince horns and continued cheers, came the announcement of the first 
headliners. Brother Robert T. Radford, of the Chicago Alumni 
Club, hobbled his hobby horse to the front row. Brother Walter B. 
Palmer followed suit, and soon they all were wise. There were no 
sleepy eyes — oh no! — only bright eyes. Every Phi knew the righ' 
stuff was coming. Brother Roller expounded the technics of Roller- 
ism, and showed how wrestling was a composite of all athletics. 
After a six minute grapple with Amel Gomez, a South American 
professional wrestler. Brother Roller succeeded in pinning his oppo- 
nent to the mat. 

Brother J. Ewing Forbes, Northwestern Alpha, gave a song skit 
which was well received. 

Then came a long series of successes. Brother Mosser started his 
cabaret show with a chant from *'Alice." After that they all wanted 
"Alice." "Alice" was the hit, until her friend the contortionist ap- 
peared on the bill. There were no empty front seats. Brother 
Palmer and all the notables of the G. C. warmed ball-headed row 
seats. Every Phi agreed that "Jake" and his vod'vil show had 





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Keith's rubbed off the map, when "Alice's substitute" came on the 
stage. Even a McCutcheon could not have portrayed the faces of 
manv Phis. There were clever comedians too. Some show ! Bv 
that time everybody was indulging in it. A quartet of brotherly 
Phis lined up at one side of the stage as dancfng instructors, and 
attempted to show the Texas Tommy dancers how it should be 
done, but they got hit by the guardian angel. Everybody was doing 
it — turkey trot. The program fittingly wound up with a verse en- 
titled— "Whv Phi Delta Theta Is Different From All The Rest." 

Evidently the New Year's celebration was the most howling suc- 
cess ever pulled off at a Phi convention — for vindication ask Brother 
Palmer. *T declare the smoker was a bear," said practically everyone. 

An appropriate conclusion is found in Brother Stacy C. Mosser's 
advance notice: "You're going to be so happy you'll wish the old year 
was an hour or two longer. Come prepared to give a royal welcome 
to 1913 — what a lucky little fellow he should be wearing the num- 
ber. Consider yourself lucky to be invited to his coming out party 
given by Phi Delta Theta. The little fellow will come in wearing 
the majestic colors of azure and argent, which give him entree to all 
Phi functions." 

Hundreds of good resolutions from many Phis were scrolled by 
Brother Davis for The Scroll. In the tongue of Abe Martin it 
might be well to pen here the resolutions of two notables from the 
Hoosier Commonwealth. Brother "Check" Jewett — "Resolved that 
I am going to be a power politically for many years in Phidoni, and 
I'm going to get prominent enough to have my speeches garbled." 
Brother "Pollv" Ruick — "Resolved nobuddv has a worse time at a 
party than th' feller with a pop'lar wife." Some brothers forgot to 
resolve to go straight home after the smoker for it was still early 
in the convention city when the La S^lle manager issued room checks 
to the boys and when twelve bells pealed forth the birth of a New 
Year, the birth of a New Phideltism, the birth of a new frater- 
nalism.' Harry E. Snyder, Pennsylvania, '12. 


The banquet, to my mind, was conducted in the same sane spirit 
as the rest of the convention. The menu was excellent, the speak- 
ers without peers. Brother Shaw, the toastmaster, especially dis- 
tinguished himself by his inimitable wit and his sharp repartee. 

The conduct of the delegates was all that could be desired. It 
being a "dry" banquet no one became unreasonably happy, yet 
every one enjoyed himself. The Indiana delegates, "those of the 
saucer-like buttons" started a song. It sounded more like the angry 
roar of thunder, than the sweet strains of a song. Anyway the or- 
chestra leader, apparently afraid of the effect the efforts of our 


brothers would have upon the orchestra, constrained his fellow musi- 
cians to take up their instruments and drown the amateurs out. 

The ladies at one end of the hall added the indefinable feminine 
touch to the entertainment. While they were not many, yet they 
were of the true Phi Delta Theta tjrpe. Their gowns, with the blue 
caps worn by the banqueters, added color to the affair. 

Oliver M. Kratz^ Broum, M3. 


The ball at the La Salle Hotel Thursday night, January 2, was 
one of the best entertainments given by the Chicago Alumni Club 
during the "Big Week." Brother G. T. Jordan, in charge, deserves 
much credit for managing the affair in so pleasing and entertaining 
a manner. The convention was there in a body, and everyone en- 
joyed it. 

The grand march was started at nine o'clock, after which programs 
were distributed. The programs for their originality and cleverness 
of make-up, were deserving of more space than can here be given, 
but briefly, they consisted of a book of checks, similar to bank checks, 

reading *Tay to the order of Mr. one two step (or waltz)." 

In arranging the program, the checks were filled out, the lady keep- 
ing the stub and the gentleman filing the check on his own program. 
These books were bound in white leather with "Phi Delta Theta" 
impressed upon the cover. 

Chicago, famous for her beautiful women, showed her hospitality 
by generously lending to the convention her most beauteous and 
graceful display. All the latest two-steps and waltzes were furnished 
by a twelve piece orchestra behind a shelter of palms at one end 
of the hall. But the joyous spirit of youth was not to be limited 
to the almost obsolete two-step and waltz and all the newest steps 
and hops such as **the Bunny-hug," the "Jingo Ripple" and the 
"Tongo," were brought forth and put on exhibition. 

Upon the request of the Southerners, the encores to all dances 
were made "Kentuckies" or "Break Ins" and this, too, played its 
part in adding to the festivity. By mutual consent and under the 
leadership of a few western and "Hoosier" agitators, the ninth 
dance was converted into a hilarious, rollicking, combined snake 
dance and ring-around -the-rosy sort of a roundelay to the tune 
of the new "Phi Yell Sing." Every one entered into the Zeitgeist 
of merry-making, joined in on the chorus, and contributed his per- 
sonal joviality to the general gayety. 

And thus the music and merriment continued until the last check 
on the dance program had been cashed, the orchestra had finished 
"Good-Bye Everybody" and the ball had been voted a crown of suc- 
cess. R. T. Carrithers^ Wabash, *13. 



More than four hundred loyal Phis, with their wives, sweethearts, 
"best girls," and new acquaintances, attired in the evening regalia 
of society, congregated in the Louis XIV ball room of the Hotel 
La Salle, Chicago, on the night of January 2, to trip the light fan- 
tastic to the musical strains of Brother Auracher's supurb fifteen- 
piece orchestra. The occasion was the ball given by the Chicago 
Alumni Club in connection with the thirtv-second biennial national 
convention of Phi Delta Theta. 

The room was surrounded by tall palms, through which rose and 
blue lights glowed, forming an effective background for the beautiful- 
ly gowned figures which graced the scene. The grand march swung 
into line promptly at nine o*clock, with Brother Orville W. Thomp- 
son, of Chicago, and his beautiful wife at the head. Mrs.. Thompson's 
pale blue costume was set off in marked contrast by the large bouquet 
of American Beauties on her arm. Brother and Mrs. James H. Wil- 
kerson occupied second place in the line, while the reception com- 
mittee consisted of Brother L. L. Iseman, of the Chicago Alumni 
Club ; Brother W. H. Woolston, of the University of Illinois ; Brother 
F. Steinbrecher, of the University of Chicago; and Brother J. C. 
Eaton, of Northwestern University. 

The large double ball room of the La Salle has probably never 
been graced with an exquisite display of feminine beauty such as was 
seen there at this time. From the co-ed freshman of the local uni- 
versities, to the more stately and dignified wives of the alumni, the 
assembly could not be excelled anywhere. 

The committee in charge is to be congratulated on the fact that 
they secured partners for all visiting brothers, who wished to attend 
the function. Northwestern furnished a liberal quota of her fair 
co-eds, and Chicago University likewise, while many of these had 
sisters, cousins, and friends, who were pressed into service. Most 
of the Chicago Phis who are undergraduates at universities all over 
the country, were given an opportunity to attend the ball, as the date 
was included in the Christmas vacation of most colleges. 

Noticeable among those present were the gentlemen from the South, 
the land far-famed for its chivalry. These men lived up to their 
reputation, and made quite a "hit" with their Northern countrymen. 

About twelve o'clock, the men broke loose from all the bounds of 
conventionality, and gave a lively "snake dance" about the hall. 
The feminine contingent eagerly looked on for a few moments, and 
then, unable to restrain themselves any longer, formed a line and 
joined in the fun. This hilarity was carried on to the inspiring 
tunes of Phi Delta Theta music, and was one of the most enjoyable 
features of the occasion. 

The list of patronesses follows : Mrs. O. W. Thompson, Mrs. G. T. 
Jordan, Mrs. W. E. Higbee, Mrs. Hoyt King, Mrs. A. L. Haskell, 



Mrs. W. D. Howe, Mrs. J. T. Boddie, Mrs. W. H. Merriam, Mrs. 
W. R. Cubbins, Mrs. H. I. Allen, Mrs. W. S. Grayston, Mrs. I. N. 
Van Pelt. 

To Brother G. T. Jordan, of South Dakota Alpha, now a prac- 
ticing physician in Chicago, belongs unlimited credit for the admir- 
able manner in which the ball was managed. 

J. L. TuRNBULL, Northwestern, M6. 


On Friday evening January 3 the event of greatest importance was 
the theatre party held at the La Salle Theatre. It sure was a Phi 
Delt party and every Phi seemed to be there with his \vife or best 
girl. In the theatre lobby, stretched across the doors was a large 
Phi Delta Theta banner and across the stage curtain was another 
equally as large. The "Girl at the Gate," a light musical comedy, 
was given by a cast of good players who especially lent themselves 
to the occasion and entered into the spirit of the evening with much 
enthusiasm. In the first part of the play the girls came out on 
the stage carrying Phi Delt pennants attached to canes, which created 
quite a stir among the boys. But the "hit" of the evening was 
"Ophelia." She was the ugliest piece of humanity that ever graced 
the stage, some one yelled Sigma Chi and immediately everyone 
laughed. The villain of the play, a Japanese spy, who was a very 
unlovable chap was christened Phi Gam. The "Polly Ruick" badge 
made famous by the Indiana delegation again came into prominence 
when "Ophelia" pranced around the stage wearing one upon her 
"sky piece." 

During the intermission. Phi Delta songs were played by the or- 
cliestra and sung by the audience, and soon the Phi spirit was run- 
ning high. Different college groups and provinces gave their yells. 

Hi! Yi! Yi! Yi. 

Hi! Yi! Yi! Yi. 

Hi! Yi! Yi! Yi! Epsilon. 

Owskie ! Wow ! Wow 

Skinney ! Wow ! Wow ! 

Wow ! Illinois. 

The favors of the evening were certainly unique. The ladies each 
received a beautiful Phi Delta Theta opera bag and all were highly 
delighted. The men each received a Phi Delta Theta pennant 
and cane. In the second act the girls came upon the stage wearing 
Phi Delta Theta arm bands carrying the opera bags over their 
shoulders. Several good "cracks" were made at individuals includ- 
ing Jimmie Halderman, John Green, Bobby Haas, and others. 

The audience, aside from a small few was very orderly and well 
behaved, although enjoying the show immensely. This was only 


another evidence of the characteristic attitude of the whole conven- 

This was the closing social event of the convention and everyone 
went home, commenting upon the good time had. 

Robert J. Hamp, Buiier, '14. 


One of the ends which our national conventions promote is the 
development of a friendly spirit between Phis from all parts of the 
country and no convention did more along this line than that at Chi- 

Upper row— Wadden. ^o«th Dakota: Manier, Canderbill; Haas, Lafajellt; Green. 
Trrai: Bailev. Orrgon; Klimenhagen. Minnciola. 

Lower row~[lal1, Vandtrbill; Wilson. Feiinsylvaxia Stale; Holland. DukinsOK: 
John,.on, i'-rd-,, 

cago. Coming in, as we did, alone and without friends in Chicago, 
we found ourselves being naturally drawn into new and happy com- 

To Brothers Hall of Vanderbilt and Wilson of Pennsylvania Stale 
belongs the credit of bringing our particular crowd of men together. 
They were the captains ; we the privates. The fellows were recruited 
from every section of the country, from Oregon in the West to Penn- 
sylvania in the East, and, although the membership varied from time 
to time, our numliers and popularity grew with every day of the 

When the regular business ended, our work began, and we filled the 
intervals with song, story, and fellowship. In our midst, we had 
such clever reconteurs as Wilson and Johnston, such delightful 


singers as Klimenhagen, and such magnificent orators as Fitz Hall 
and they were ever in increasing demand. In the convention hall, 
at the banquet, the dance, and theatre party, we were ever in evidence 
but our sweetest and best moments were spent while the convention 
was at rest. 

When that memorable convention reached its climax at the last 
strains of the "Girl at the Gate" were played, we asked ourselves, 
"What is more fitting than that we should have some token by which 
to remember our happy hours together?" Accordingly we gathered 
together as many of the clan as we could and repaired to a little 
"photo" gallery where the photographer saved us for posterity and 
after a fitting parting, we departed to our respective homes, each 
feeling that nowhere outside of a national convention of Phi Delta 
Theta could one find such friendships and fellowships. 

S. F. Wadden, South Dakota, '14. 


It is seldom that a petitioner has the experience of attending a 
national convention, being successful and witnessing a great gather- 
ing of the Fraternity to which he will soon belong. It was one 
experience in a thousand. 

The Chicago convention unfolded to us petitioners, "on the out- 
side looking in," as it were, the greatness of the Fraternity we were 
petitioning. It was a new experience for most of us, and although 
kept on the anxious seat as to the welfare of our petitions, we could 
not help but absorb some of the good things that were evident on 
every side. 

The attendance of so many members of the Fraternity and m'^re 
especially the presence and active interest of the older Phis appealed 
to us forcibly, because it brought nearer what we now see to be the 
real fraternity spirit. The men seemed to go about their business 
with disatch, as if they were there for some great purpose. 

The entertainment features certainly led the batting list. The 
Chicago Phis undoubtedly earned the name of "The Human Pep- 
perbox" organization and there was something doing every minute. 

The reception made us feel right at home and we all wanted to 
join the crew that marched around the room singing "In Eighteen 
Hundred and Forty-eight." 

The smoker that saw the old year die was one of the finest enter- 
tainments of its kind we ever attended. The features, including the 
"Row, Row" song, the contortionist, the songs, Doctor Roller's exhi- 
bition, the "movies," and the lunch taught us all something new in 
fun ideas. 

The banquet and dance, especially the dance (we didn't attend the 
banquet) together with the theater party rounded out a week of 
pleasure that would be hard to excel. 


The "convention habit," that seems to grip the men, turn them to- 
wards a convention city whenever such a meeting is held, as shown 
by the large number of silver bars seen around the hotel, has gripped 
us already. We are now anxious to attend the next convention at 
Birmingham as Phi Delta Thetas, where we can be "on the inside 
looking out." 

T. W. Ross^ of Alpha Tau Delta, Colorado College. 


Over a hundred telegrams were sent out by the representatives of 
the three successful petitioning bodies to members in all parts of 
the country, keeping the hotel operators busy for several hours. 

I certainly was pleased with the general results of the Chicago 
convention. The Fraternity has taken very advanced ground and 1 
hear nothing but praise for its action. 

Hilton U. Brown, Past P. G. C. 

The first man to sign the convention register was Brother H. C. P. 
Baldwin, Randolph-Macon, *11, acting as delegate from the Port- 
land, Oregon, Alumni Club; the last name appearing on the' register 
is that of Walter J. Kelly, Northwestern, '16, of Chicago, an active 
member. This truly shows that distance in miles is not to be reck- 
oned as any ground of priority at Phi Delta Theta conventions. 

The first night of the convention, a high school fraternity was giv- 
ing a dance at the hotel and had check rooms on the 18th floor. The 
doors of the Colorado College headquarters on this floor were open 
and a dozen or so of the high school fellows drifted in there, think- 
ing the rooms open for their use. When asked by one of the peti- 
tioners if they were Phis, one of the number responded : 

"No, we're Delta Sigs, but you know we Greek-letter men stick 

You ask, "What made the deepest impression upon you at the 
convention?" to which I have no hesitancy in replying, "The desire 
for improvement generally felt by the undergraduate irrespective of 
institution or of section." I came to the convention determined to 
ascertain if previously conceived convictions owed their origin to my 
environment and if personal acquaintance with undergraduates from 
all sections of the continent would confirm my conclusions. I found 
everywhere a desire for chapter betterment, alike in the representative 
from chapters reputed to be models as from those regarded as on the 
"ragged edge." 


Don*t misunderstand me! I heard no wild clamoring for indi- 
vidual self-improvement, nor for help, aid and assistance to raise any 
chapter to a higher moral plane. There did exist a clearly defined 
sentiment for chapter advancement, differing with the individual 
in degree even as it differed as to direction. This instinct is as old 
as the human race, for 'tis naught but the pride of the primeval 
man in his tribe, of the present day gangster in his gang, the desire 
that that organization of which he happens to be a member excel other 
similar organizations in his vicinity. 

If we, the Greek World, recognizing this instinctive desire for 
tribal exaltation, direct it into proper channels and proceed to educate 
the members of our faculties so that they, too, may work through this 
human instinct instead of opposing or ignoring it, the problems which 
today confront all college fraternities will prove easy of solution. 

W. S. Ferris, Williams, '85. 


The following editorial, under the heading "Greek-letter Society 
Reforms" was published in the Indianapolis News of January 6, 

School authorities are to have the help of college fraternities in suppressing 
the class secret societies in preparatory and high schools. Help from this quar- 
ter will be effective as the high school fraternities are imitations of the real 
thing and particularly of the bad features of college Greek-letter societies. 
The Phi Delta Theta, in its national convention last week in Chicago, adopted 
a resolution setting out "tltat no person shall be eligible to initiation to mem- 
bership in this fraternity who shall have been a member of any general or 
class secret society in any public preparatory school or high school; and any 
person who, prior to the adoption of this rule, has joined such society, shall be 
eligible only upon his resignation from such society and the presentation of 
proof that such resignation has been in good faith." 

This, doubtless, is only the beginning of action of college fraternities in this 
direction. At the same convention referred to above, interfraternity co-opera- 
tion was indicated by the presence of representatives of the Sigma Chi and 
Beta Theta Pi fraternities. These three are among the largest and best known 
of the national fraternities of western origin. They have not only set out io 
eliminate this high school evil, but others that are charged against modem fra- 
ternity life. The ban was put on the use of liquor in all conventions and 
chapter houses ; there was a demand for improvement in scholarship, and a 
pledge of loyalty to college discipline. 

The election of one of the distinguished alumni, Guy Potter Benton, who 
was president of Miami and is now president of the University of Vermont, 
to the chief office in the fraternity indicates that it proposes to adhere to the 
reform spirit which seems to be taking possession of the Greek-letter world. 

In commenting on the struggle now going on between the school 
board of Chicago and fraternities in the city high schools and in 
reporting a large dance given by one of the sororities, the Chicago 
Inter-Ocean of January 18, 1913, says: 


While ihe sororily girls we 
■he college Gr«k-!etler socielie 
against (he public school organizations. 

Action probably will be taken by the Beta ThelH Pi fraternity before the 
end of the year, denying membership to high school fraternity men- This move* 
it is felt, will have more to do with the linal suppression of the so-called evil 
than any power which can be exerted by the faculties of the different schools 
or the board of education. 

Associate Professor F. W. Shepardson of Ihe University of Giicago, gen- 
eral secretary of the governing body of the Betas, stated that resolutions would 
be presented at (he next conclave of the fraternity to put an end to the lesser 
organizations. The convention is to be held at Boston next snmmer, and the 
measure will be similar to that passed by Phi Delta Thela at its recent con- 
vention in Chicago. 

"Sentiment in the fraternity demanding the suppression of high school Greek 
letter societies is becoming insistent," said Doctor Shepherdson. "Many Beta 
men, as well as those of other fraternities, condemn the orgsniiations and ap- 
prove the action taken by the Phi Deltas. The opinion prevails that the 
academic men discourage good citizenship by defying municipal, school, dis- 


TfiE Gknbral Council 

Presidenl, Charles F. Lamkin, Keytesville, Mo. Wtslminiler, '99 

Stcelary, FkEn J. CoxE, Wadesboro, N. C. .Vorlh Carolina, '99 

Reporitr, Thomas A. Davis, Goshen, Ind. Wabash/c/b 

Treasurer, Alkx Pope, Dallas, Texas Texas, '07 

Historian, George M. Sabin, Burlington, Vt. Vermonf, '96 


Ciafilrr Housn Commissioner, Elmer C. He; 



Past Presidents 

Walter B. Palmer, Editor of History and Manual, Washington, D. C. 

Emory, *77 and Vanderbilt, 
George Banta, Menasha, Wis. Franklin, '76 and Indiana, 

Hilton U. Brown, Indianapolis, Ind. Butler, 

John Edwin Brown, Columbus, Ohio Ohio Wesleyan, 

Hugh Th. Miller^ Columbus, Ind. Butler, 

Samuel K. Ruick, Indianapolis, Ind. DePauw, 

Province Presidents 

Alpha, Robert W. Lindsay, Pittsburgh, Pa. Washington and Jefferson, 
Chas. E. Buell, Vice-President, Shelburne Falls, Mass. Williams, 
Beta, William B. Burruss, Norfolk, Va. Missouri, 

Gamma, Will R. Manier, Jr., Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt, 

DeltOt, John De Ellis, Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati, 

Epsilon, Chester A. Jewett, Indianapolis, Ind. DePauw, 

Zeta, Fred R. Cowles, Kansas City, Mo. Kansas, 

Max Murdock, Vice-President, Streator, 111. Northwestern, 

Eta, Monro B. Lanier, Birmingham, Ala. Alabama, '06 and Sewanee, 

Thcta, John E. Green, Jr., Houston, Texas. 

Iota, George Dudley Kierulff, San Francisco, Cal. 

Kappa, WiLLARD S. Ferris, Helena, Mont. 

Delegates from College Chaffers 

Farley W. Moody, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

L. P. Munger, Birmingham, Ala. 

Stanley Powell, Berkeley, Cal. 

Wendell C. Hammon, San Francisco, Cal. 

Eugene Millikin, Hamilton, Ohio. 

R. H. Freeman, Newnan, Ga. 

H. F. Pearce, Jr., Gainesville, Ga. 

E. Y. Mallary, Jr., Macon, Ga. 

Chas. C. Ely, Savannah, Ga. 

Clyde F. Cornwall, Moscow, Idaho. 

Paul J. Luker, Staunton, 111. 

Ellsworth Bryce, Ashland, Ohio. 

I. C. Pratt, Roseville, 111. 

L. C. Leeper, Waterloo, Iowa. 

W. H. WooLSTON, Geneva, III. 

M. L. Scott, Fairmount, Ind. 

R. T. Carrithers, Sullivan, Ind. 

RoBT. J. Hamp, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Isaac F. Breeding, Edinbnrg, Ind. 

Russell P. Kehoe, Jeffersonville, Ind. 

R. J. Grady, Greensville, Ind. 

J. J. Johnston, Akron, Ohio. 

E. B. Shipley, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. 

M. A. Cunning, Iowa City, Iowa. 

Lewis O. Northrup, lola, Kan. 

David Neiswanger, Topeka, Kan. 

T. Hunton Rogers, Danville, Ky. 

W. Harvey Edwards, Versailles, Ky. 

H. E. Miller. New Orleans, La. 

N. J. Merrill, Somerville, Mass. 

Julian D. Hamlin, Chicago, 111. 

J. L. King, Winnetka, 111. 

D. C. Johnson, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

R. R. Klimenhagen, St. Paul, Minn. 

Ray a. Drum, Marble Hill, Mo. 

J. Graham Robertson, Mexico, Mo. 




. Alabama, 
Georgia Tech., 
Iowa Wesleyan, 
A mkerst, 




















Garner Penney, St. Louis, Mo. 

J. F. Mead, Omaha, Neb. 

J. H. Borland, St. Johnsbury, Vt. 

L. B. Allen, Kenilworth, 111. 

R. P. Lent, Highland, N. Y. 

R. A. HiLLAS, New York City, N. Y. 

Samuel E. Darby, Jr., Palisade, N. Y. 

Floyd G. Whitney, Bessemer City, N. C. 

Wallace £. Prugh, Camden, Ohio. 

L. R. Lynch, Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Virgil Falloon, Falls City, Neb. 

Harrison £. Barringer, Columbus, Ohio. 

H, G. Jungk, Fremont, Ohio. 

C. WuNDER, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

RoBT. L. JuNKiN, Toronto, Ont. 

Edw. F. Bailey, Eugene, Ore. 

Robert E. Haas, Allentown, Pa. 

J. Merrill Hepler, Reading, Pa. 

Geo. JC. Stevenson, Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Louis L. Hawk, Meadville, Pa. 

H. C. Holland, Forest Hill, Md. 

George L. Gordon, Coatesville, Pa. 

Thos. a. Bryant, So. Bethlehem, Pa. 

A. S. Wilson, Williamsport, Pa. 

H. A. Paddon, Montreal, Quebec. 

O. M. Kratz, Philadelphia, Pa. 

S. F. Wadden, Madison, S. Dak. 

Fitzgerald Hall, Nashville, Tenn. 

J. J. Gillespie, Petersburg, Tenn. 

E. M. Dealey, Dallas, Tex. 
H. D. Woods, Georgetown, Tex. 
J. H. HoFFNAGLE, Ticonderoga, N. Y. 
H. M. Nelson, Danville. Va. 
Marion K. Blount, Bethel, N. C. 

F. M. Davis, Lynchburg, Va. 
T. H. Wand, Seattle, Wash. 
E. S. Gillette, Aurora, 111. 

Alumni Clubs 

Alabama, Birmingham, W. J. CONNIFF. 
California^ San Francisco, J. G. Markwart. 
Colorado, Denver, W. W. Leach. 

Colorado Springs, Roger H. Motten. 
District of Columbia, Washington, James Thompson, Jr. 
Idaho, Moscow, Earl David. 
Illinois, Chicago, Otis W. Caldwell. 

Champaign-Urbana, John L. Polk, Jr. 
Indiana, Bloomington, Robert E. Neff, 

Columbus, R. L. Donaker. 

Elkhart-Goshen, Orville L. Simmons. 

Fort Wayne, A. G. W. Curdes. 

Frankfort, F. Wade La Rue. 

Greencasile, Clyde R. Randel. 

Huntington, Paul M. Taylor. 

Indianapolis, Claris Adams. 

Lafayette, Orla Glen Miller. 

Madison, James E. Almond. 

South Bend, Mark L. Duncan. 

Spencer, Emmet M. LaRue. 

Washington Univ., 







North Carolina, 


Ohio Wesley an, 


Ohio State, 







Washington and Jefferson, 





Pennsylvania, State, 



South Dakota, 








Washington and Lee, 

Washington State, 
























DePauw, 'lo 

Alabama, '02 

California, ^lO 

Colorado, '13 

Allegheny, '01 

Minnesota, '04 

Idaho, '04 

Franklin, '94 

Illinois, '04 

Indiana, '11 

Franklin, '10 

Purdue, '93 

Indiana, '07 

Indiana, '09 

and Michigan, *I3 

Dartmouth, '\0 

Butler, '11 

Ohio, 'II 

Hanover, '11 

Wabash,' 15 

Indiana,* 12 



Terre Haute , William H. Hays. 

Tipton, Charus Kemp. 
lowa» Des Moines, Robert W. Baily. 
Louisiana, New Orleans, Abner C. Chappius. 
Massachusetts, Boston, Philip B. Paul. 

Harvard, Homer H. Berger. 
Michigan, Detroit, Henry A. Sanders. 
Missouri, Fulton, J. Stuart Morrison. 

Kansas City, Woody S. James. 

St. Louis, John B. Mare. 
Nebraska, Omaha, R. B. Updike. 
New York, New York, John B. Ballou. 

Schenectady, Harry V. Haight. 

Syracuse, Edward Rich. 
North Dakota, Fargo, M. W. Murphy. 
Ohio, Cincinnati, H. B. McGiLL. 

Cleveland, Walter H. Merriam. 

Columbus, Mark Banta. 

Oxford, Arthur M. Gee. 
Oregon, Portland, H. C. P. Baldwin. 
Texas, Dallas, H. O. EVANS. 

El Paso, A. G. Foster. 
Vermont, Burlington, GuY Potter Benton. 
Washington, Seattle, Arthur R. Priest. 
Wisconsin, Appleton, George Banta, Jr. 

Visiting Members 

♦Sterling S. Lanier, Jr., Birmingham, Ala. 

J. A. Walker, Chicago, 111. 

Chas. Wilhoite, Chattanooga, Tenn. 

W. B. MouLTON, Chicago, 111. 

♦Wilfred C. Lane, Des Moines, Iowa. 

G. G. Fawcett, Moscow, Idaho. 

C. M. Johnston, Idaho Falls, Idaho. 

J. G. Montgomery, Chicago, 111. 

W. Ray Smith, Monmouth, III. 

♦Palmer Rogers, Pocatello, Idaho. 

C. M. Clay Buntain, Kankakee, 111. 

H. W. Marble, Wheatfield, 111. 

♦Harry E. Weese, Evanston, 111. 

Harry I. Allen, Evanston, 111. 

H. L. Harker, Chicago, 111. 

O. A. Wakeman, Evanston, 111. 

R. A. WiLLSON, Chicago, 111. 

R. S. Mattison, Barrington, 111. 

J. L. Barker, Chicago, 111. 

J. Van Riper. Chicago, 111. 

Allen F. Rader, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

L. T. Wilson, Chicago, 111. 

H. A. Spilman, Ottawa, 111. 

David H. Stevens, Evanston, 111. 

♦Ernest Swan son. Pax ton. 111. 

J. C. Chamberlain, Panova, 111. 

C. R. Newhoise, Chicago, 111. 

Wm. H. Schaeffer, Chicago, 111. 

H. N. Petti bone, Chicago, 111. 

R. P. Weese, Chicago, 111. 

T. N. Berti, Evanston, 111. 










Washington Univ., 


Wooster, '98 and Ohio State, 



South Dakota, 

Cincinnati, '07 and Ohio State, 




Washington and Lee. 

Georgia Tech., 


Ohio Wesleyan, 




A uburn. 






















No rth western. 


























• Belongs to two chapters and listed with both, though counted only once. 



John C. Eaton, Fargo, N. Dak. 
H. L. Wilson, Fargo, N. Dak. 
W. C. Akmbruster, Springfield, 111. 
J. J. CosNER, Welsh, La. 
£. Jeweix Dick, Chicago, 111. 
W. J. Vaught, Evanston, 111. 

F. S. VoAK, Washington, Minn. 

C. A. Aldrich, Evanston, 111. 
J. E. Forbes, Evanston, 111. 

W. E. HiGHTOWER, Altus, Okla. 
L. D. Johnson, Prophetstown, 111. 
Wm. C. Kelley, Toledo, Ohio. 
A. R. MsssiLHEiSER, Hampton, Iowa. 
Welton Stallsmith, Chicago, 111. 
George A. Stockton, Toledo, Ohio. 
W. C. Vehe, Chicago, 111. 

A. W. Hester, Jr., Chicago, 111. 

D. T. Hoffman, Chicago, 111. 
Walter J. Kelly, Chicago, III. 
J. L. Turnbull, Speer, 111. 
Grant Goodrich, Chicago, 111. 
Robert E. Graves, Chicago, HI. 
Harvey T. Woodruff, Chicago, 111. 
Earl C. Hales, Chicago, 111. 

D. A. Morris, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. 
H. B. Blakey, Columbus, Ohio. 

William E. Godso, Chicago, 111. 

W. K. Earle, Chicago, 111. 

John H. Smith, Chicago, 111. 

J. A. Hunter, Chicago, 111. 

Ernest E. Quantrell, Chicago, III. 

C. J. BucKWALTER, Chicago, 111. 

Fred T. Hall, St. Paul, Minn. 

W. B. Wallis, Waterloo, Iowa. 

♦A. Sidney Milnor, Belle Plains, Iowa. 

G. L. Stewart, Kalamazoo, Mich. 
J. J. Carter, Chicago, 111. 

J. D. Ellis, Chicago, 111. 

B. H. Kino, Chicago, 111. 

0. L. Richards, Chicago, 111. 
Walter P. Steffen, Chicago, 111. 

F. Thompson, Rensselaer, Ind. 

G. A. Howard, Peoria, 111. 

M. C. Mattinson, Gibson, 111. 
J. O. NiBLEY, Chicago, 111. 
Robert T. Radford, Chicago, 111. 
Edward R. Tiedebohl, Chicago, 111. 
Albert G. Heath, Chicago, 111. 

1. PRATHER, Chicago, 111. 

Donald G. Stophlet, Kansas City, Mo. 
Chas. E. Brown, Chicago, 111. 

F. Steinbrecher, Chicago, 111. 
L. M. Francisco, Chicago, III. 
W. S. Jones, Macomb, 111. 

C. B, McManus, Knoxville, Tenn. 
W. H. Acker, Chicago, 111. 

E. J. Jordan, Chicago, 111. 

Wm. S. Matthews, Ashland, Wis. 

G. R. Anderman, Palatine, 111. 

Northwestern, *13 
Northwestern, '13 
Northwestern, '14 
Northwestern, '14 

Northwestern, '14 
Northwestern, '14 

Northwestern, '14 
Northwestern, '15 
Northwestern, '15 
Northwestern, '15 
Northwestern, *i 5 
Northwestern, '1$ 

Northwestern, *I5 
Northwestern, '15 
Northwestern, '15 
Northwestern, '15 
Northwestern, '16 
Northwestern, '16 
Northwestern, '16 

Northwestern, ^16 
Northwestern, '16 
Chicago, '98 
Chicago, '00 
Chicago, '02 
Chicago, '03 
Chicago, '03 
Chicago, '04 
Chicago, '04 
Chicago, '05 
Chicago, *05 
Chicago, '06 
Chicago, '06 
Chicago, '06 
Chicago, '07 
Chicago, '07 
Chicago, '09 
Chicago, '09 
Chicago, '09 
Chicago, *o<) 
Chicago, '09 
Chicago, '09 
Chicago, ^10 
Chicago, '10 
Chicago, '10 
Chicago, '10 
Chicago, '12 
Chicago, '12 

Chicago, '12 
Chicago, '1$ 
Chicago, 'is 
Chicago, '14 
Chicago, ^14 
Chicago, *iS 
Chicago, '15 
Chicago, 'is 
Chicago,* 16 



E. J. O'Connor, Chicago, 111. 

Geo. K. Shaffer, Harrisbnrg, Pa. 

Hugh C. Stringham, Portland, Mich. 

J. A. W. Zenrow, Jr., Chicago, 111. 

W. M. Lewis, Lake Forest, 111. 

Harry W. Fortius, Chicago, 111. 

E. T. Snohr, Chicago, 111. 

Harry Auracher, Chicago, 111. 

Ray W. Hinchliffe, Galesburg, 111. 

Fred T. Jay, Chicago, 111. 

Harry G. Aldrich, Galesburg, 111. 

L. F. LiLLiE, Freeport, 111. 

RoBT. H. Johnson, Galesburg, 111. 

A. A. Booth, Chicago, 111. 

Ike Langford, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

M"arvin E. Meacham, Rosevillc, 111. 

Ray Seeley, Galesburg, 111. 

H. A. Slough, Chicago, 111. 

Byron A. West, Lake Forest, 111. 

*T. Mac Downing, Macomb, 111. 

R. E. Jacobson, Bishop Hill, 111. 

J. N. Gridley, Biggsville, 111. 

E. B. Perry, Melvin, 111. 
W. E. Higbee, Chicago, 111. 

R. E. Williams, Bloomington, 111. 
I. N. Van Pelt, Chicago, 111. 
J. H. Franklin, Spring Valley, 111. 
Wave Miller, Bloomington, 111. 
Richard Henry Little, Chicago, 111. 
Chas. J. MoRTiNGER, Glcncoe, 111. 
D. P. Wild, Sycamore, 111. 
Harry Blount, Macomb, 111. 

F. J. Arnold, Chicago, 111. 
Charles R. Brown, Chicago, 111. 
A. S. Webster, Chicago, 111. 

G. H. Golliday, Aurora, 111. 
Oral J. Hatch, Avon, 111. 

K. L. Bragdon. Waterloo, Iowa. 
Harry O. Hale. Stoughton, Wis. 
G. W. Bass, Nahant, III. 
C. Leroy Harvey, Galesburg, 111. 
J. C. Durham, Oak Park, 111. 
Phil Leonard, Joliet, 111. 
Harry Snook, Chicago Heights, 111. 
Frank H. Hamilton, Springfield, 111. 
A. N. Dunn away, Chicago, 111. 
Wm. J. Fulton, Sycamore, 111. 
Chas. H. Caton, Dallas, Tex. 
S. C. Erie, Chicago, 111. 
*Ernest Swanson, Paxton, III. 
James G. Alexander, Corydon, Iowa. 
C. E. Le Leuw^, Chicago, 111. 
S. C. Erie, Chicago, 111. 
John W. Hansel, Chicago, 111. 
Lonsdale Green, Chicago, 111. 
M. J. Green, Chicago, 111. 
r. D. Murphy, Cleveland, Ohio. 
C. B. Conrad, Sycamore, 111. 
Fred B. Cortis, Hinsdale, 111. 







Chicago, 'lb 

Chicago,^ id 

Chicago, *i6 

Chicago, 'i6 

Knox, 'oo 

Knox, 'oo 

Knox, '06 

Knox, '07 

Knox, '09 

Knox, '09 

Knox, '10 

Knox, '10 

Knox, *ii 

Knox, '12 

Knox, ^12 

Knox, *I2 

Knox, '12 

Knox, '12 

• Knox, '13 

Knox, '14 

Knox, '14 

Knox,* IS 

Knox,* IS 

Weslcyan, '83 

Wesleyan, '86 

fVesUyan, '88 

Wesleyan, '90 

Wesleyan, *97 

Wesleyan, '95 

Lombard, '90 

Lombard, '92 

Lombard, *95 

Lombard, '03 

Lombard, '98 

Lombard, '04 

Lombard, '09 

Lombard, '10 

Lombard, '13 

Lombard, '13 

Lombard, '14 

Lombard, '1% 

Lombard,* id 

Lombard, '16 

Lombard, *l6 

Illinois, '95 

Illinois, '97 

Illinois, '98 

Illinois, '03 

Illinois, '07 

Illinois, '10 

Illinois/ 11 

Illinois, *I2 

Illinois, '07 

Illinois, '12 

Illinois/ 12 

Illinois, *12 

Illinois, *I2 

Illinois, '13 




Donald W. Green, Chicago, 111. 
C. R. Gridley, Biggsville, 111. 
A. W. KiMBELL, Chicago, 111. 
L. A. Kimball, Dundee, 111. 
Chas. T. Meek, Carroll ton. 111. 
A. M. Morris, Oskaloosa, Iowa. 
A. E. Rathbun, Glen £ll3m, 111. 
II. A. Amsbary, Champaign, 111. 
Paul Butler, Hinsdale, 111. 
*T. Mac Downing, Macomb, 111. 

A. P. HoLBROOK, Jr., Oak Park, 111. 
L. A. Pope, Moline, 111. 

P. V. Rauch, Kansas City, Mo. 

Frank A. Benitz, La California, Argentina. 

£. R. Broadbent, Chicago, III. 

E. D. Claycom, Sycamore, 111. 

Rex C. Eaton, Greeley, Colo. 

Ralph Green, Chicago, 111. 

H. C. HoLBROOK, Oak Park, 111. 

J. Reininger, Oak Park, 111. 

R. A. CoTLER, Oak Park, 111. 

C. P. DuNGAN, Jr., Oak Park, 111. 

B. M. Spalding, Bismarck, N. Dak. 
♦Amos W. Butler, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Warren D. Howe, Chicago, III. 

R. E. Wilsey, Chicago, 111. 
HoYT King, Chicago, 111. 
IsADORE Feibleman, Indianapolis, Ind. 
H. L. Smith, Bloomington, Ind. 
James S. Dodge, Jr., Chicago, 111. 
H. Ernest Hutton. Danville, 111. 
J. Herbert Dickey, Chicago, 111. 
O. W. Edwards, Chicago, 111. 

B. C. Rees, Laporte, Ind. 
Orland L. Dostor, Chicago, 111. 
R. B. Jones, Laporte, Ind. 

JOH.v M. Whitehead, Janesville, Wis. 

C. M. McDaniel, Hammond, Ind. 
J. F. Henderson, Chicago, III. 

J. Lloyd Hammond, Chicago, III. 

H. M. Smaltz, Marion, Ind. 

G. W. Henry, Danville, 111. 

M. S. Leaming, Chicago, 111. 

Walter W. Sohl, Hammond, Ind. 

Morris E. Cochran, Crawfordsville, Ind. 

H. M. Johnson, Thorntown, Ind. 

Robert Kingery, Chicago. 111. 

B. C. Gavit, Hammond, Ind. 

G. P. Smith, Rochester, Ind. 

E. W. LurcocK, Oak Park, 111. 

D. M. Hillis, Chicago, 111. 

O. P. Hubbard, Valdez, Alaska. 
L. Logan, Chicago, 111. 
Lee Moffett, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Wm. O. Conway, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Geo. W. Pittman, Indianapolis, Ind. 
J. C. Witt, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Omar Covert, Valparaiso, Ind. 

F. Neal Thurston, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Illinois, '13 
Illinois, '13 
Illinois, '13 
Illinois, '13 
Illinois, '13 
Illinois, *I3 
Illinois, '14 
Illinois, '14 
Illinois, '14 
Illinois, ^14 
Illinois, '14 

Illinois/ IS 
Illinois, '1$ 
Illinois, '15 
Illinois, '15 

Illinois, '15 
Illinois, *IS 
Illinois, '15 

Illinois, '16 
Illinois, '16 
Indiana, '81 
Indiana, '86 
Indiana, *Sq 
Indiana, '92 
Indiana, '93 
Indiana, '98 
Indiana, '00 
Indiana, '02 
Indiana, '04 

Indiana, '06 
Indiana, '08 
Indiana, '09 
Indiana, '09 
ly abash, '76 
Wabash, '85 
Wabash, '89 
Wabash, '06 
Wabash, '07 
Wabash, '07 
Wabash, '09 
Wabash, 'i i 
Wabash, 'i i 
Wabash,^ \2 

Wabash, 'is 
Wabash, ^i^ 

ButUr, '64 
Butler, '82 
Butler/ 12 
Butler, '12 
Butler, 'js 
Butler, '14 
Butler, '08 
Franklin, *oo 
Franklin. '03 



Arnold B. Hall, Madison, Wis. 
Robert A. Todd, Franklin, Ind. 
DoNNELL D. Miller, Franklin, Ind. 
Wm. S. Garber, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Frederick L. Brooks, Chicago, 111. 
♦Amos W. Butler, Indianapolis, Ind. 
H. L. Moore, Beloit, Wis. 
Earl W. Newton, Chicago, 111. 
W. O. McClelland, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Lincoln Hesler, Crawfordsville, Ind. 
Frank A. Preston, Indianapolis, Ind.« 
B. F. Roller, Chicago, 111. 
Chas B. Campbell, Areola, 111. 
♦Harry E. Weese, Evanston, 111. 
Charles W. Jewett, Indianapolis, Ind. 
G. R. Cannon, Gary, Ind. 

D. K. Grady, Evanston, 111. 
Wm. W. Raub, Danville, Ind. 
F. J. Waid, Chicago, 111. 

Chas. S. Rauh, Indianapolis, Ind. 

E. W. WoRSHAM, Seattle, Wash. 
Andrew C. Perrin, Chicago, 111. 

F. S. Robinson, Chicago, 111. 
F. R. Beck, Fremont, Iowa. 
William George, Aurora, 111. 
Chas. S. Leech, Winterset, Iowa. 
♦R. S. MiLNOR, Belle Plains, Iowa. 

B. V. Murphy, Chicago, 111. 
F. B. O'Brien, Seattle, Wash. 
W. E. Parcell, Iowa City, Iowa. 
H. RiSTiNE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
Horace C. Young, Fargo, N. Dak. 
J. R. Murphy, Ida Grove, Iowa. 
R. A. McGiNNis, Leon, Iowa. 
W. G. Burriss, Chicago, 111. 

H. T. Relihan, Chicago, 111. 

Hyden J. Eaton, Kansas City, Mo. » 

John L. I^vett, Chicago, 111. 

Chas. J. Robinson, Topeka, Kans. 

A. Ten Broeck, McLean, 111. 

Van R. Holmes, Emporia, Kans. 

W. T. Waugh, Lawrence, Kans. 

E. J. Bush, Topeka, Kans. 

Herbert H. Guild, Topeka, Kans. 

J. R. Clark, Chicago, 111. 

C. W. Haynes, Marion, Ky. 
James D. Rogers, Louisville, Ky. 
Adolph. E. Waller, Louisville, Ky. 
C. H. Ward, Chicago, 111. 

J. W. Fisher, Jr., Milwaukee, Wis. 
♦Franc Kiene Altman, Dubuque, Iowa. 
William McCredie, Jr., Elgin, 111. 
John W. Rahill, Chicago, 111. 
J. E. Squiers, Evanston, 111. 
Gerald D. Rahill, Peoria, 111. 
Donald Winston, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Fred S. Winston, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Chester Arthur Legg, Chicago, III. 
Edgar W. Burrill, Evanston, 111. 

Franklin, '04 

Franklin/ iz 
Franklin, '14 

Hanover, '72 
Hanover, '79 
Hanover, '81 
Hanover, '90 
Hanover, '04 
Hanover, '06 
DePauw, '85 
DePauw, '94 
DePauw, 'q^ 
DePauw, '00 
DePauw, 'oa 
DePauw, '07 

DePauw, '10 

DePauw, '10 

DePauw, '12 

Purdue, '03 

Purdue, '04 

Purdue, '08 

Purdue,* II 

Iowa lVesleyan,'g7 

Iowa Wesleyan, '03 

Iowa, '84 

Iowa, '98 

Iowa, '07 

Iowa, '08 

Iowa, '08 

Iowa, '09 

Iowa, '11 

Iowa, '11 

Iowa,* 12 

Iowa, '14 

Kansas, '04 

Kansas, 'o^ 

Kansas, '08 

Kansas,^ II 

Kansas,* 12 

Kansas, *I2 

Kansas, '13 

Kansas, *i5 

Washburn, '14 

Washburn, '16 

Center, 'oy 

Kentucky, '05 

Kentucky, '06 

Kentucky, '14 

Williams, '03 

Williams, 'i i 

Williams, *12 

Williams, *I2 

Williams, *12 

Williams,* 12 

Williams, '13 

Williams,* IS 

Williams, *!$ 

Amherst, '04 

Amherst, '06 



B. C, ScHELLENBERG, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
A. S. GoRMLEY, Oak Park, 111. 
DeLysle F. Cass, Chicago, 111. 
James Z. Colton, Chicago, 111. 

S. P. Wilcox, Grand Rapids, Mich. 
K. B. Colton, Chicago, 111. 
Arthur R. Williams, Chicago, 111. 
Ralph Lane, Indianapolis, Ind. 

C. H. Upmeyer, Chicago, 111. 
George H. Bristol, Chicago, 111. 
Wm. H. Furst, Chicago, 111. 

W. D. Graham, Chicago, 111. 
Ray p. Hoover, Chicago, 111. 
A. R. Hulbert, Chicago, 111. 
W. H. Newett, Ishpeming, Mich. 
Walter S. Palmer, Grand Rapids, Mich. 
H. Earl Hoover, Chicago, III. 
H. S. Hulbert, Oak Park, 111. 
V. H. White, Boyne City, Mich. 

E. H. Idema, Grand Rapids, Mich. • 
J. R. Eastman, Kenosha, Wis. 

J. C. Holland, Chicago, 111. 
A. F. HoRTON, Chicago, 111. 
L. M. Powell, Milwaukee, Wis. 
R. N. Somerville, Cleveland, Miss. 
A. D. Somerville, Clarksdale, Miss. 
♦H. H. Smiley, Texarkana, Ark. 
L. Paul Forgra\tes, St. Joseph, Mo. 
Joseph H. Moore, Charleston, Mo. 
A. S. Clarke, Evanston, 111. 
♦H. H. Smiley, Texarkana, Ark. 
J. L. Edwards, St. Louis, Mo. 
Philo S. Stevenson, St. Louis, Mo. 
H. Daughaday, Chicago, 111. 

A. P. Gamble, St. Louis, Mo. 
P. J. Haldeman, St. Louis, Mo. 
Lewis A. Maverick, San Antonio, Tex. 
♦Palmer Rogers, Pocatello, Idaho. 

F. F. Fairman, Oak Park, III. 

J. Homer Hunt, New York, N. Y. 
C. Louis Meyer, Omaha, Neb. 
W. S. Haines, Oak Park, 111. 
L. H. Blanch ard, Chicago, 111. 

G. H. Abbott, Chicago, 111. 
W. D. Blatner, Chicago, 111. 
E. Percy Noel, Chicago, 111. 
Chas. a. Fassett, Chicago, 111. 
E. B. Fowler, Oak Park, 111. 
George E. Liscomb, Chicago, III. 
G. G. McCoNNELL, Chicago, 111. 

B. M. Stout, Oak Park, 111. 
J. L. Oneal, Chicago, 111. 
Carl A. Pfau, Chicago, 111. 
H. G. Rice, Boone, Iowa. 

A. R. Urion, Jr., Chicago, 111. 
Pierce Webster, Galesburg, 111. 
Sanford Griffith, Chicago, III. 
Leslie M. Parker, Chicago, III. 
Walter Parker, Chicago, 111. 

Amherst,* 10 

Amherst/ 1 1 

Amherst/ 12 




Michigan, 'oi 

Michigan, '03 

Michigan, '04 


Michigan, '07 

Michigan, '08 

Michigan, '08 

Michigan, *oS 

Michigan, '09 

Michigan/ II 

Michigan,* 12 

Michigan, '12 

Michigan, '14 

Michigan, '1$ 

Hillsdale, '92 
Hillsdale, '97 

Minnesota, *02 

Minnesota, '04 

Mississippi, 'oj 

Mississippi, '11 

Missouri, '97 

Missouri, '09 

Missouri, '14 

Missouri, '89 

Westminster, *oi 

Westminster, '07 

Washington University, '94 

Washington University, '05 

Wash ington Un iversity, '06 

Washington University, '13 

Washington University, '13 

Washington University, '14 

Nebraska, '06 

Nebraska, '06 

Nebraska, '07 

Nebraska/ 10 

Dartmouth, ^97 

Dartmouth, '02 

Dartmouth, '05 

Dartmouth, *oS 

Dartmouth, '07 

Dartmouth, '07 

Dartntouih, '07 

Dartmouth, '11 

Dartmouth, ^11 

Dartmouth, '12 

Dartmouth, '1$ 

Dartmouth,* 12 
Dartmouth,' IS 
Dartmouth, '13 
Dartmouth, '14 
Dartmouth,* 14 
Dartmouth, '14 



Chas. E. Stout, Oak Park, 111. 

G. M. Webster, Galesburg, III. 

Chas. II. Ingram, Eau Claire, Wis. 

Richard W. Redfield, Evanston, 111. 

Fred L. Davies, Chicago, 111. 

I. C. Brower, Chicago, 111. • 

Ira J. Owen, Chicago, III. 

Hugh Jennings, Scran ton. Pa. 

Walter Kuhlmey, Chicago, 111. 

W. R. Wheeler, Chicago, 111. 

Chas. W. Brown, Columbus, Ohio. 

H. D. Wheeler, Oak Park, 111. 

J. C. Madden, Jr., Chicago, 111. 

H. E. Knapp, Chicago, 111. 

W. K. EiCHER, Grand Rapids, Mich. 

H. B. Hitchcock, Chicago, 111. 

W. E. Fitzgerald, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Karl T. Waugh, Beloit, Wis. 

J. W. Pontius, Columbus, Ohio. 

W. D. Flack, Chicago, 111. • 

E. J. Carmony, Valparaiso, Ind. 
P. E. Manring, Delaware, Ohio. 
O. F. Figley, Chicago, 111. 

P. J. Lapp, Clyde, 111. 

G. N. LuccocK, Oak Park, 111. 

S. B. Groves, Wilmette, 111. 

F. A. Fish, Ames, Iowa. 

F. W. Rans, Boston, Mass. 

P. K. WiNSLOW, Columbus, Ohio. 
Wm. R. Collette, Columbus, Ohio. 
Daniel M. Collette, Columbus, Ohio. 
Chas. M. Nisson, Chicago, 111. 
S. A. McGill, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Oscar W. Lange, Washington, D. C. 

G. A. Doellor, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
GuSTAVE Stifel, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Robert L. Rockwell, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
E. W. Oliver, Toronto, Ont., Can. 

C. W. IIooKWAY, Toronto, Ont., Can. 
J. E. Breithaupt, Toronto, Ont., Can. 
H. S. Sprague, Toronto, Ont., Can. 

H. H. Davis, Toronto, Ont., Can. 

John Balcom Shaw, Chicago, III. 

L. L. Iseman, Chicago, 111. 

Coe L. Smith, Hamburg, N. J. 

John E. Meisenhelder, Hanover, Pa. 

J. Clyde Markel, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Geo. E. Brown, Chicago, 111. 

Leslie S. Williams, Rochester, Minn. 

James Holdeman, Detroit, Mich. 

H. Harger Blish, Des Moines, Iowa. 

♦Franc Kiene Altman, Dubuque, Iowa. 

Hallan Pryor, New York, N. Y. 

H. E. Snyder, Chicago, 111. 

Raymond H. Hamilton, Milwaukee, Wis. 

D. M. Paddock, Buffalo, N. Y. 
C. D. Evans, Columbus, Ohio. 
R. O. Yeager, Danville, 111. 
Marion W. Singer, Pullman, III. 

Ohio Wesley an, 
Ohio Wesleyan, 
Ohio Wesley an, 
Ohio Wesley an, 
Ohio Wesley an, 

Ohio State, 
Ohio State, 
Ohio State, 
Ohio State, 









Washington and Jefferson, 

Washington and Jefferson, 




























F. C. Heard, Chicago, 111. 

♦Sterling S. Lanier, Jr., Birmingham, Ala, 

Chas. Rowlands, Joliet, 111. 

L. J. Beauvais, Chicago, 111. * 

D. W. Crombie, London, Ont. 

H. A. Paddon, Montreal, Que., Can. 
W. J. La VERY, Wilmette, 111. 
H. H. Mallory, Chicago, 111. 
♦Wilfred C. Lane, Des Moines, Iowa. 
J. C. Archie, Chicago, 111. 
S. T. Jarvis, Chicago, 111. 

E. C. Tompkins, Chicago, 111. 
O. W. Thompson, Chicago, 111. 

G. T. Jordan, Chicago, 111. 

J. Renter Elliott, Oak Park, 111. 
Geo. a. Rice, Flandreau, S. Dak. 
Arden £. Ross, Akron, Iowa. 

F. T. Bennett, Moline, 111. 
John B. Tinnon, Joliet, 111. 
R. B. Gray, Chicago, 111. 

H. J. Morgan, Nashville, Tenn. 

D. W. Caldwell, Nashville, Tenn. 
Eldon B. Stevenson, Jr., Nashville, Tenn. 

E. W. Craig, Nashville, Tenn. 

E. M. Manier, Nashville, Tenn. 

G. P. Winton, Nashville, Tenn. 
R. F. Scott, Jr., Paris, Tex. 

N. B. Allen, Bryan, Texas. 

John W. Harrison, Marshall, Texas. 

W. D. Parsons, Chicago, 111. 

L. P. C. Smith, Milwaukee, Wis. 

H. B. Chess, Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Louis McL Lally, Port Chester, N. Y. 

K. H. OwNES, Plainfield, III. 

William L. Chenery, Chicago, 111. 

F. H. HiCKiNGBOTTOM, Seattle, Wash. 
C. R. Brlding, Butte, Mont. 

A. E. BuCKMASTER, Kenosha, Wis. 

G. T. HooGES, Chicago, 111. 

F. A. Wheelihan, Evanston, 111. 
Harold O. Cady, Chicago, 111. 
R. A. Collie, Wausau, Wis. 
Walter J. Kemp, Tipton, Ind. 
R. F. Storer, Whiting, Ind. 

B. M. Pheatt, Milwaukee, Wis. 
J. A. Wilson, Chicago, 111. 

George B. France, Des Moines, Iowa. 

C. H. Kimball, Chicago, 111. 
Allen Briggs, St. Paul, Minn. 
Ed F. Heister, Chicago, 111. 
J. A. Lyons, Chicago, 111. 

F. C. Wood, Jr., Chicago, 111. 
E. R. Detchon, Chicago, 111. 
James D. Wilson, Chicago, 111. 
Mary F. F. Englar, Kenilworth, 111. 

Chas. Wells, Oak Park, 111. (Chapter and class 

A. N. Barron, Delta Phi Upsilon, Beloit. 

B. S. Buckmaster, Delta Phi Upsilon, Beloit. 

G. L. Ebert, Delta Phi Upsilon, Beloit. 

Lehigh, *io 

Lehigh, 'lO 



McGill, '13 

McGill, '13 

McGill, 14 

Brown, '09 

Brown, *oi 

Brown, *ll 

Brown, *II 

Brown, 'n 

South Dakota,*i^i 

South Dakota, '00 

South Dakota, 'OS 

South Dakota, '12 

South Dakota,*i2 

South Dakflta/14 

Vanderbilt, *o8 

Vanderbilt, *09 

Vanderbilt, '13 

Vanderbilt, '14 

Vanderbilt, '14 

Vanderbilt, '15 

Vanderbilt, '15 

Vanderbilt, *I5 

Texas, '14 

Southwestern, '11 

Southwestern, 'l2 

Vermont, '90 

Vermont, '03 

Vermont, '07 

Vermont, '13 

Vermont, '13 

Randolph-Macon, '07 

Washington State, "12 

Washington State, '13 

Wisconsin, '89 

Wisconsin, '94 

Wisconsin, '94 

Wisconsin, '04 

Wisconsin, *o6 

Wisconsin, '08 

Wisconsin, '09 

Wisconsin, 'll 

Wisconsin, 'll 

Wisconsin,* IS 
Wisconsin, '13 
Wisconsin, '14 

Wisconsin, '14 
Wisconsin, '14 
Wisconsin, '14 
Wisconsin, '15 
Wisconsin, 'i^ 




Earle Habberstad, Delta Phi Upsilon, Beloit. 
W. W. Hammond, Delta Phi Upsilon, Beloit. 
Blaine Hoover, Delta Phi Upsilon, Beloit. 
J. H. Nair, Jr., Delta Phi Upsilon, ^loit. 
W. P. Williams, Delta Phi Epsilon, Beloit 

Visiting Members not on Official 
Wallace S. Grayston, Chicago, 111. 
E. S. McPherson, Highland Park, 111. 
Andrew Cooke, Chicago, 111. 
Frederick A. Smith, Chicago, 111. 
S. C. MossER, Chicago, 111. 
W. E. Ramsey, Chicago, 111. 
H. C. Groman, Hammond, Ind. 
E. M. LuBECK, Chicago, 111. 
H. H. Ellsworth, Chicago, 111. 
Oral J. Hatch, Avon, 111. 
W. A. Waldhouse, Knoxville, Tenn. 
B. H. Krog, Chicago, 111. 
John Feman, Chicago, 111. 
G. A. Howard, Bloomington, Ind. 
John H. Smale, Chicago, 111. 
J. Fernow, Chicago, 111. 

E. J. Jordan, Chicago, 111. 
Harry A. Parkin, Chicago, 111. 

F. B. Duncan, Chica'go, 111. 
A. H. Orcutt, Areola, 111. 

R. E. Jacobson, Bishop Hill, 111. 
Arthur R. Johnston, La Grange, 111. 
M. J. Trees, Chicago, 111. 
R. W. RuTT, Berwyn, 111. 

F. J. Arnold, Chicago, 111. 

G. M. Shirk, Chicago, 111. 
Earl Shirk, Chicago, 111. 
W. H. Graffis, Chicago, 111. 
Edward L. Middleton, Franklin, Ind. 
G. P. Head, Chicago, III. 

W. C. Covert, Chicago, 111. 

William R. Cubbins, Chicago, 111. 

James H. Wilkerson, Chicago, 111. 

Edwin B. Lennox, Oak Park, 111. 

K. L. Johnston, Chicago, 111. 

H. H. French, Chicago, 111. 

P. B. Shore, Chicago, 111. 

F. S. Hawley, St. Louis, Mo. 

W. S. James, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

H. W. Sherman, Chicago, 111. 

Charles H. Wells. 

D. W. Roper, Chicago, 111. 

W. E. Stokes, Chicago, 111. 

John T. Boddie. Chicago, 111. 

J. E. Gibson, Burlington. Vt. 

Paul Pleiss, Chicago, 111. 

D. Bruce McDonald. North Dakota, '13. 

A. B. Hemp, North Dakota. 

George L. Koehn, North Dakota. 

Crosby Richards. North Dakota. 

V. Bennington, Whitman College. 

T. W. Ross, Alpha Tau Delta, Colorado College. 

Total officers and delegates 

Total visiting members 









































. Knox, 






























Iowa Weslcyan, 



























Total visitors — n on -members lo 

Total registration 584 

Total of visiting members not on official register 52 

Total known attendance : 636 

Note: The editor requests readers to forward to him at once the names, addresses, 
chapters and classes of any members who were present at the convention but are not 
here recorded. 

The editor also requests that names and addresses of members of petitioning • 
bodies (other than those here listed) who attended the convention be forwarded to 
him for proper notice in March Scroll. 


T'he fourth annual meeting of the Interfraternity Conference was 
held at the University Club, New York City, November 30, 1912. 
Delegates were present from all general fraternities for men, except- 
ing a few that have recently been organized, and excepting Psi 
Upsilon and Chi Phi, which declined invitations. Applications for 
representation were granted to Theta Chi, which draws its member- 
ship from students in technical institutions or scientific departments 
of universities, and Delta Chi, which was founded as a fraternity for 
law students, but now admits students in college courses who expect 
to study law. The propriety of the recognition by a previous con- 
ference of Acacia being questioned, because its members are chosen 
only from students who are Masons, and because it had initiated 
members of Greek-letter fraternities, a representative of it stated that 
it no longer admitted members of such fraternities, and that it was, 
in effect, a general fraternity, although it did not have a Greek-letter 
name, which statement was accepted as satisfactory. 

Though Chi Phi declined to send a delegate, one of its prominent 
members, Dr. Edward E. Sparks, President of Pennsylvania State 
College was present. Among other leading educators in attendance 
were Dr. Guy Potter Benton, President of the University of Ver- 
mont, one of the delegates of Phi Delta Theta; Dr. John G. Bow- 
man, President of the University of Iowa, one of the delegates of 
Sigma Chi, and Dr. George Harris, formerly President of Amherst 
College, a representative of Alpha Delta Phi. Telegrams were read 
from Dr. Benjamin Ide Wheeler, Alpha Delta Phi, President of the 
University of California, and Dr. William A. Shanklin, Sigma Phi, 
President of Wesleyan University, expressing interest in the confer- 
ence, and a letter from Dr. Hamilton W. Mabie, Alpha Delta Phi, 
was read, which expressed regret that he could not attend because 
of his absence from the United States. 

The delegates of Phi Delta Theta, in addition to Doctor Benton, 
were George Banta and Walter B. Palmer. Dr. Oscar H. Rogers, 
Sigma Phi, elected Chairman of the conference at its 1911 meeting, 
presided. A resolution was adopted which limited the representation 
of each fraternity to three delegates and two alternates, the delegates 
to have only one vote between them, and the alternates not to have 
the privileges of the floor unless they should become delegates. 


Oscar H. Cheney, Phi Gamma Delta, chairman of a committee ap- 
pointed to prepare forms of uniform chapter accounting, presented 
a report which was adopted, and enough copies of the same were 
ordered printed to supply all of the chapters of the fraternities rep- 

William Raimond Baird, Beta Theta Pi, chairman of a committee 
appointed in 1911 to report in regard to local associations of fra- 
ternities to regulate rushing, presented a printed report of 47 pages, 
which gives information about rushing methods at 78 institutions. 
At 26 of these institutions local conferences have made rushing 
agreements, and the report quotes or summarizes such agreements. 
The following is quoted from the report: 

We believe that if each fraternity in this conference should through its 
officials urge its several chapters to actively promote and enthusiastically assist 
in the organization of local conferences, they would speedily be formed every- 
where. It is plainly evident that unless they are so formed and unless they 
remedy the admitted evils of rushing, that the college authorities will assume 
control of such matters and put such limitations upon the activities of the dif- 
ferent fraternities as to cripple their membership and interfere with their 

The committee was continued, with authority to prepare a simple 
form of constitution and by-laws for local interfratemity confer- 
ences, and to furnish sufficient copies of the same to the general offi- 
cers of the various fraternities for distribution among chapters. 

Albert S. Bard, Chi Psi, chairman of a committee appointed in 
1911 to report in regard to the relations between college authorities 
and fraternities, presented a printed report of 32 pages, condens- 
ing the replies received from 75 institutions to the questionnaire deal- 
ing with the extent of faculty supervision over chapters, faculty co- 
operation with chapters in respect to discipline and scholarship, and 
the relative scholastic rank of fraternity men and non- fraternity men. 
Referring to statistics which have been published, showing that in 
some of the larger universities the scholarship of fraternity men 
compared unfavorably with that of nonfraternity men, the report 


That the fraternity is the cause of inferior scholarship, or, at most, of more 
than an inconsiderable proportion of it, or that the men in the fraternities 
would not be below the others in average scholarship were the fraternities out 
of existence, does not seem to be shown, if, indeed, any conceivable data could 
form a sound basis for such a conclusion. The testimony from the colleges 
themselves, on the other hand, is overwhelming that the fraternity has re- 
peatedly been in concrete instances a valuable aid to scholarship, and that this 
potentiality may be, in time and with attention, developed. 

The report declares the belief of the committee that **it is the 
duty of the college to make use of every available means to influence 
and stimulate the development of every student," and that no col- 
lege "should fail to make use of the fraternity group as an instru- 
ment of education." The report further says : 

Two systems of faculty advisers are in vogue, one of advisers to the individ- 
ual students, and the other of advisers to the self-constituted groups of students, 
in most instances the fraternities. In neither case should the responsibilities 


ox such position be shifted to older students, although the assistance of the 
latter is often valuable and may well be employed. 

Your committee sees no reason why both systems should not exist concurrent- 
ly. The testimony is overwhelming as to the potential value of the fraternity 
as an educational influence and a fulcrum by which the mental and moral 
tone of the student community may be raised. Of course such a system would 
be of especial value to the students whose need is greatest, viz., to delinquents 
or men falling below the proper standards. 

Whether the faculty adviser be nominated by the college or the fraternity 
is not especially important, but he should always be acceptable to and elected by 
both. Naturally, wherever possible, he would be a member of the fraternity. 

The report says that, in the opinion of the committee, "the infor- 
mation derived from this canvass of the colleges emphasizes the sound- 
ness of the following recommendation adopted by the 1910 con- 
ference, and especially the opportunity of the colleges to take the 
initiative therein :" 

That each fraternity chapter govern itself in accordance with a code of house 
rules satisfactory to the college authorities. 

That each fraternity chapter choose a member of the college faculty, pre- 
ferably a member of the fraternity, as associate adviser in appropriate matters. 

That we recommend the adoption by all colleges of the practice now followed 
in some of the colleges, of furnishing frequent reports of scholarship either 
direct to the students themselves or, in the case of fraternity men, through the 
faculty representatives, so that each man in college may be kept informed of the 
progress he is making in his work. 

Hamilton H. Douglas, Grand Consul of Sigma Chi, stated that 
the constitutionality of the act of the legislature of Mississippi exclud- 
ing fraternities from state institutions would be tested in the courts. 

A proposal looking to the general adoption of a system of deferr- 
ing the pledging of freshmen until their second semester was pre- 
sented by John Patterson, in behalf of the Delta Upsilon, which at 
its recent convention, passed a resolution favorable to such restric- 
tion. The question was referred to the executive committee of the 
conference, with power to name a committee to investigate the subject. 

The committee on nomination of officers of the conference, re- 
ported the following ticket, and the nominees were unanimously 
elected : President, William A. Trimpe, Sigma Chi, attorney-at-law, 
Chicago, 111. ; Secretary, Francis W. Shepardson, Beta Theta Pi, 
associate professor of American history in the University of Chi- 
cago ; Treasurer, Oscar H. Cheney, Phi Gamma Delta, President of 
the Pacific Bank of New York ; Executive Committee — Dr. Oscar 
H. Rogers, Sigma Chi, New York, and James Duane Livingston, 
Delta Phi, of the Troy Trust Company, New York. Mr. Trimpe, 
who was elected President, is Grand Tribune of Sigma Chi. Doctor 
Shepardson who was re-elected Secretary, is General Secretary of 
Beta Theta Pi and President of Acacia. Mr. Cheney, who was re- 
elected Treasurer, was a Lav Archon of Phi Gamma Delta and has 
since been elected President of that fraternity. 

The conference of 1913 will meet at the University Club, New 
York City, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving day. 



On the evening before the meeting of the conference, there was a 
meeting of men who were or had been connected with fraternity 
journals. About twenty-five enjoyed a dinner, for which arrange- 
ments had been made by Mr. James T. Brown, business manager of 
the Beta Theta Pi. This was the second interfratemity editorial din- 
ner preceding the Interfratemity Conference, and the occasion was 
a very delightful one. Mr. William Raimond Baird, editor of the 
Beta Theta Pi, and author of "American College Fraternities," pre- 
sided and led in an informal discussion of various topics relating to 
Pan- Hellenic matters, and especially to the editorial and business 
management of fraternity journals. Those present from Phi Delta 
Theta were George Banta and Walter B. Palmer. 

Mr. Banta spoke in favor of the fraternities giving the Interfra- 
temity Conference at least limited legislative powers, so that it might 
enact binding rules with regard to such questions as the exclusion 
of members of high school fratemities, postponing initiation until 
after the first semester, and regulating rushing practices. His pro- 
position was favored by Mr. Ed. L. Sutton, editor of the Kappa 
Sigma Caduceus, but was considered impracticable at this time by 
Mr. James Anderson Hawes, editor of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quar- 
terly, and' Mr. Frank F. Rogers, editor of the Delta Tau Delta Rain- 
how. Mr. Hawes stated that some of the chapters of Delta Kappa 
Epsilon would certainly object to the Interfratemity Conference 
exercising legislative instead of advisory powers, and that several 
fraternities that had been very timid about entering the conference 
would seriously object to submitting to its authority if it should 
undertake to enact legislation that would be binding on all of the 
fraternities represented in it. An editorial by Mr. Baird in the 
Beta Theta Pi for January says : 

The opposition to the college fraternities is becoming more intense, more 
united and more effective everywhere. It calls for more united and efficient 
action on the part of the fraternities than has heretofore been had. In the 
Interfratemity Conference at New York the representatives of the several 
fraternities seemed to be in great accord on most of the propositions which 
were brought before the meeting for consideration and discussion, but all, 
or a great majority of them, seemed averse to doing anything or passing any 
resolutions which would have any binding effect upon anybody. They seemed 
afraid of accomplishing anything for fear that in some way they may lose 
some small atom of individual freedom of action. In brief, they are each one 
of them in favor of the enactment of laws and the passage of resolutions tend- 
ing to promote more harmonious feelings on the part of the different frater- 
nities but are very generally against the enforcement of such laws or the 
carrying out of such resolutions. We fear that nothing will be accomplished 
by this body until the delegates to it are given some legislative authority and 
some power to bind their respective fraternities. 

Mr. Baird argues that binding force should be given to acts of 
the Interfratemity Conference, because "One chapter in a college can 
defeat entirely the efforts of the other chapters to accomplish any- 


thing by staying out of whatever local organization the fraternities 
may form," and also because there have been "a number of instances 
where one or more of the fraternities belonging to such a local con- 
ference violated the regulations of its organization or evaded them 
in a tricky way or otherwise sought some advantage by not playing 
fair with the other members of the conference." 

Walter B. Palmer. 

To Alabama Alpha, University of Alabama, belongs the peculiar 

honor of having three brothers on the varsity football team. 

These three Phis are Adrian Van de Graaff and Hargrove Van 

de Graaff of the class of 1914 and William Van de Graaff of the 

Three Van ue Graaf Bbothers 

class of 1916. Brother Hargrove Van de Graaff was All-Southern 
end last year while Brother Adrian Van de Graaff's brilliant play- 
ing has featured every game in which he has participated. The 
younger member of the family bids fair to equal if not eclipse the 
reconi of his older brothers. 

The following extract from the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser 
of October 17, 1912, gives an idea of the high rank which these Phi 
brothers hold in the opinion of sporting authorities : 


The team, unless present indications mislead, will present this year the 
unusual spectacle of three brothers in its regular lineup. These three young 
athletes bear the well-known name of Van de GraafF, and their names are 
Adrian, Hargrove and William otherwise known as "Bully." The first is 
pla3ring his fourth season on the team, the second his third and the last 
named is a freshman, just entering his athletic career. These three young 
Titans are Tuscaloosa boys, the sons of Hon. A. S. Van de Graaff, for a num- 
ber of years a professor of law in the University, now one of the most prom- 
inent citizens of Tuscaloosa, an inveterate follower of athletics of any and all 
kinds, particularly football and baseball, and in his own college days at the 
university a pitcher of more than usual ability. In fact, only two commence- 
ments ago Mr. Van de Graaff donned a glove and played right field for an 
alumni team against the varsity. 

But to return to the youngsters. They ought to make a name for them- 
selves this season, not merely because of the fact that there are three of them 
on the team at once, but because they have in them the qualities that go to 
make a football player of the first rank. 

They are fighters from the blowing of the first to the last whistle, and in 
addition they have weight, speed and intelligence — a combination that can- 
not be* beaten. At present Adrian is playing at full back, Hargrove at left- 
half back and William at left tackle. 

An excellent likeness of the three Van de Graaff brothers appears 
in this issue of The Scroll. 

Alabama Alpha is also represented on the team by Brother Farley 
W. Moody of the class of 1914, one of the fastest and headiest 
quarter-backs in the South. Francis M. Brown, Alabama, '14. 


The great and most enjoj-able thirty-second biennial convention 
of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity at Chicago is history, and, the 
eyes of the Fraternity ate turned on the next convention city, though 
the time is nearly two years hence. 

The "Hookworm Club," organized at Nebraska, has accomplished 
its purpose, and, Birmingham, Alabama, has been selected as the 
meeting place for the thirty-third biennial convention. 

Birmingham is a unique city; its history covering a span of rela- 
tively few years. The streets, avenues, and boulevards of this city 
were laid out in the vear 1870, before a house was built. A box 
car was pushed off of a siding at a crossing of two railroads, and 
used for a station; around this a hamlet grew rapidly, and, in 1871 
the city was really begun, having then a population of nearly one 
thousand inhabitants. 

Only three times has Birmingham appeared in the Federal census 
returns; in 1890 the city had a population of approximately 20,000. 
in 1900 there were 38,000, while in 1910 the figures jumped to 
approximately 133,000, a phenomenal gain of nearly two hundred 
and fifty per cent in ten years for the Iron City. As a suburban 
center Birmingham is the second city of the South, with a total popu- 
lation, as indicated by the Federal census of 1910, of 211,000. This 
is increasing at the rate of approximately 10,000 each year. The rea- 
son is to be found in the unquestionable supremacy of Birmingham 


and its environs as a center for the iron and steel industries of the 
Southern States. 

Situated as this city is, with a splendid command of those raw 
resources upon which the wealth of nations is founded ; surrounded 
by the cotton fields of the South, it cannot do otherwise than bring 
forth an unprecedented rate of increase. Boundless tracts of coal, 

Stones of Birminghau 
iron and limestone, touching the city limits is a condition found in 
few places in the entire world, yet Birmingham enjoys the distinc- 
tion of having iron, flux and fuel, within a stone's throw of the 
gigantic smelters, steel mills, rail and wire plants, almost in sight 
of the center of the city. 

Towering office buildings occupy the prominent corners, palatial 
hotels are in the course of construction, civic pride is at its height, 
as indicated by the sky scraper Chamber of Commerce building, the 
ten story V. M. C. A., and magnificent Y. VV. C. .\. building erected 
by the citizens from public subscriptions. 


On the site of the first house built in Birmingham a one story 
shack, erected in 1870, a magnificent twenty-five story office build- 
ing is now in course of construction. 

Some of the marvelous truths regarding Birmingham can be 
grasped from the following: 

The coal fields tributary to Birmingham are estimated by geolog- 
ists as bearing 50,000,000,000 tons; while the iron ore deposits are 
the greatest in the world. Water power is being developed in enor- 
mous proportions and natural gas is being piped into the city. 

Manufacturing industries, in the South are yet in their infancy and 
the city of Birmingham will largely profit in every step made in this 
direction, at the same time making still more room and more brilliant 
opportunities for the young men of the district. The completion and 
opening of the Panama canal will in addition give a nearly incal- 
culable impulse to the dimensions and prosperity of Birmingham. 

George Fitch, author of "Old Siwash" remarked that "Birming- 
ham is the only city in the United States publishing a daily addition 
to the city directory; that the suburbs are built on wheels in order 
to keep out of the way of the rapid expansion of the business section." 

Phi Delta Theta has played her part in this great development, 
many of the greatest men in this city wearing the Sword and Shield. 
The influence of wide awake business men in the Birmingham district 
has led hundreds of loyal Phis to the city of steel, and, as won- 
derful as is the increase in the population of Birmingham, has been 
the increase of the Phi Delta Theta population in the district. In 
every line or pursuit are engaged Phis from every section of the 
country, representing practically every chapter of the Fraternity. 
They are found in the great mines, smelters and quarries. In the 
new town of Corey, a part of Birmingham, which is being built in 
its entirety, from the bare ground to a complete city, with its build- 
ings, schools, churches, plants, parks and paved streets, for the em- 
ployees of the new mines and mills being built, many Phis are actively 
engaged in the construction work. The many thousand opportunities 
for live young men in Birmingham are bringing Phis in almost daily; 
from a bare half hundred in 1905 the Phi Delta Theta rolls in the dis- 
trict have grown at such a rate that they now contain something over 
two hundred names, an increase of several hundred per cent. 

What the South, Birmingham, and Phi Delta Theta in this dis- 
trict have done in the decade just past, is only a forecast of what 
they are to do in the future. 

The Birmingham Alumni Club, with true Phi Delta Theta en- 
thusiasm extends to all Phis a most cordial and hearty welcome at 
all times. The Saturdav luncheon is an established function and 
the chief topic of conversation is our next convention and the 
YOU." Monro B. Lanier, President of Eta Province. 



The most notable of late developments in the Greek world is the 
growth of a friendly feeling of co-operation and organization among 
those great fraternities that are truly national. Not only is this true 
of the overhead organizations but also among active chapters. Near- 
ly every college in the country in which two or more chapters are 
represented has its Pan-Hellenic and Interfraternity Council, and 
these organizations are rapidly becoming a tremendous force in for- 
warding the interests of all active chapters as well as of the members 
individually. This is a movement truly to be commended and en- 

In this connection we wish to call the particular attention of all 
our active chapters to three recent publications of especial interest. 
Two have already been mentioned in other columns of The Scroll. 
The first is the seventh edition of Baird's Manual of American Col- 
lege Fraternities, which has become the standard of authority in all 
Greek letter matters. Members of Phi Delta Theta ought to know 
the prominent facts concerning the other fraternities with whom they 
come in daily contact and this book might well be called the fraternity 
system's "Blue Book", or the "Who's Who in Greekdom." The 
second is our own "Phi Delta Theta Manual", whose author is our 
renowned historian, Walter B. Palmer. The Manual is just off the 
press and a few advance copies were distributed at the Chicago con- 
vention. Past legislation authorizing the publication of this book 
provided for its distribution to all active members and we feel con- 
fident that every Phi receiving a copy will prize it as highly as its 
merits deserve. For rushing purposes both these books are indis- 
pensible to every chapter and every rushing committee, the former 
for information as to our rivals and the latter to provide the ammuni- 
tion with which to bring victory to the standard of Phi Delta Theta. 
A proper use of these books will bring results; we advise their con- 
stant use by all our chapters and predict success thereby. 

The third publication we refer to is Bantu's Greek Exchange, more 
fully described in the Hellenic Department of this issue of The 
Scroll. This most interesting magazine, just making its bow to 
the fraternity world, is a unique and valuable addition to the field 
of fraternity journalism and it is with great pleasure that we wel- 
come it to our circle. Furthermore it must be regarded as a supple- 


ment to the books already mentioned as it will bring them both con- 
stantly up to date and thereby give us the latest news of the whole 
fraternity world. 

We cannot too strongly recommend upon all our membership, and 
particularly every one of our chapters, the immediate acquisition of 
all these publications. Ordinarily we do not approve of using this 
department of The Scroll for advertising purposes, but we believe 
the coincidence in publication of three such invaluable aids to our 
fraternity work is of itself a sufficient reason to here and now urge 
with all the force at our command that, at least every one of our 
chapters as such obtain all three of them forthwith. To all our 
alumni who desire to keep in touch with fraternity affairs we make 
the recommendation to do it now. 

The thirty-second biennial national convention has come and gone. 
Its record is now made and we feel it is good. No Phi who had the 
privilege and pleasure of attending either its business sessions or en- 
tertainments could help but be inspired to better things and greater 
efforts toward the upbuilding of our beloved Fraternity. It was a 
great convention in every sense of the word great. It was a coming 
together of more Phis than had ever before met at one time and one 
place. Its work was a long step in advance of any stand ever taken 
by any other similar organization, and as such our lead is assured for 
at least two more years. Its pleasures were things always to be remem- 
bered by every one of us. We want, if permissible here to do so, on 
the part of the whole of Phi Delta Theta, to thus publicly express 
our thanks and appreciation to our hosts, the Chicago Alumni Club 
as an organization, to its officers, who labored so hard and effectively 
to make this convention the success it was, and to its members in- 
dividually, each of whom it was a pleasure to meet and from whom 
we parted with regret. 

We, also on behalf of Phi Delta Theta, feel constrained to express 
its deep appreciation for work well done by the delegates and par- 
ticipants in the business of the convention. Evidently, from results 
accomplished, our chapters and alumni clubs sent their best men to 
the convention just closed. We are proud of them, of their conduct 
and of their work. The best wish we can express for Phi Delta 
Theta is that succeeding conventions may have their equal. 


In one respect our fraternity is, we fear, retrograding. In the mat- 
ter of our alumni clubs we notice a seeming lack of interest and activ- 
ity. We hope we are mistaken in this and will be most happy to 
retract in case we are. It is of course possible that alumni clubs are 
just as active as they ever were in their own communities but if so 
they are hiding their lights under a bushel. For the last year there 
h?is been a continuing decrease in letters from alumni clubs to The 
Scroll and we really feel ashamed to call attention to the fact that 
not a single club has a letter in this issue. Perhaps, and quite likely, 
this is our fault, for not oftener reminding reporters that we want to 
hear from them. Perhaps we have all been so busy looking to the Chi- 
cago convention we have forgotten our local affairs. But whatever the 
reason the fact remains and the question obtrudes: "What is the 
matter with our alumni clubs?" 

We hope alumni club reporters will read this "call to arms" and let 
us hear from them. Space is reserved for them and the Fraternity 
wants to know if our clubs are alive and "kicking". We are willing 
to print "kicks" as well as "boosts", and assure every club reporter 
that all we want is "words, w'ords, words" in the form of Scroll 
letters. We would like to have twenty pages in the next number. We 
wonder if we can get them. 

It was splendid to see the young men who represented the chapters 
of Phi Delta Theta at the Chicago convention voting upon themselves 
stringent temperance legislation, willingly and even cheerfully. They 
proved their sincerity later in the proceedings of the convention when, 
without a dissenting voice, a committee report bearing on temperance 
and other intimate subjects was made a part of the record. The men 
of Phi Delta Theta have always shown great respect for Father Mor- 
rison's well known views on temperance. From the days of the 
founders, the Fraternity has always taken advanced ground on this 
great problem and it is gratifying .that the ideals of the first chapter 
endure in these days when the youth of the land are seeking, not 
restrictions, but greater freedom from restrictions. Not less praise- 
worthy was the positive stand taken in opposition to the high school 
fraternity system. School authorities and fraternity men unite in 
commending the enactment of the recent convention on this subject. 
School officials in Chicago and other cities have taken action against 


the high school societies and are backing up the stand taken by Phi 
Delta Theta. 'Members of other fraternities and the public prints have 
united in commending the legislation which outlaws the high school 
organizations and no doubt other college fraternities will enact sim- 
ilar legislation. It was a happy suggestion which brought representa- 
tive national officers of Beta Theta Pi and Sigma Chi upon the floor of 
the convention at Chicago. These gentlemen not only represented 
their fraternities but also the Interfraternity Council and Phi Delta 
Theta again took the lead in this great movement among the fraterni- 
ties when the convention accredited delegates to represent officially the 
Fraternity in future interfraternity meetings. The older delegates 
were convinced that the young men of the Fraternity were setting the 
stakes of Phi Delta Theta far into the future and that the work of the 
Fraternity would go on in enthusiastic and competent hands. Men 
who have attended conventions regularly stated they never saw such 
a convention. It was all worth doing. 

On account of the abundance of material available for this issue 
of The Scroll it has been impossible to use it all. The convention 
has crowded out, for the time being, almost everything else and even 
some convention items have had to go over to a later issue, and this 
includes biographical sketches of our new general officers. However 
we hope in the March number to print these as well as some descrip- 
tions of new houses, accounts of our new chapters, their installation 
and the colleges we are about to enter. We sometimes are at a loss 
to find sufficient copy and at others are flooded with the very best; 
the present is one of the latter times for which we greatly rejoice. 



Reporters are requested to forward chapter Utters on the loth of the month preced- 
ing the month of publication. 

Please study to make letters terse. Facts which show the progress of the institution 
shouid be recorded, but chapter news, rather than ordinary college news, is desired. 
Kindly omit mention of changes among professors and of athletic events unless mem- 
bers of Phi Delta Theia are concerned. 

Please write all proper names very clearly, or, if possible, typewrite the letters. 
Begin and end letters as they appear beloxv. Write on only one side of the paper. 

The Editor wHl appreciate the loan of cuts of college views of chapter groups or 
houses. Plates should be properly marked and should be mailed or expressed to The 
SotOLL, care of the George Banta Publishing Company, Menaslta, Ivis., and prints 
from them or a list of them sent to the Editor. Plates larger than 4 by f inches, in 
either dimension, cannot be used. 

Photographs of parties or scenes which would make interesting illustrations will be 
very acceptable. 


Alabama Alpha has had a very prosperous year so far. Members of this 
chapter are participating in all lines of college endeavor. Brother Goodhue, 
who is business manager of the annual gotten out here, says that the Corolla to 
be published this year has never been equalled, and that Phi Delta Theta will 
have her fair share of honors. 

We are represented on the glee club by Brothers Bowron, Kirkpatrick and 
Steiner, two of whom are second year men, while Brother Kirkpatrick, who 
is a freshman made it his first year. 

In the series of class football games recently played, the freshmen were 
victorious. This chapter was represented on every team by at least one man, 
and furnished coaches for two of the teams. On the seniors was Brother Vann, 
Brother Bowron played with the juniors, on the sophomores we had Brothers 
Austin, Brown, McGiffert and Pratt, while Brothers Foster and Saunders repre- 
sented us on the freshman team. Brother C. H. Van de GraafF coached the 
juniors and Brother A. V. Van de Graaff coached the sophomores. 

Brother Jones has recovered from his attack of appendicitis and will re- 
enter school after the holidays are over. 

Tuscaloosa, Ala., December 27, 1912. F. M. Brown. 


The term examinations are keeping members of Alabama Beta very busy at 
present. Our members realize the importance of doing well on these examina- 
tions, and never have we tried harder to make good marks. 

Our football season closed Thanksgiving with Auburn having played one 
of her best seasons — except for the defeat at the hands of Georgia, Thanks- 
giving, which was very unexpected. Basketball is now the center of attraction. 
Brother Worrill represents us on the team. 

Brother II. M. Bray has retired to accept a responsible position at Tifton, Ga. 

Alabama Beta expects to return practically all its present members after the 
Christmas holidays and we ex])ect to have a very successful rushing season — 
as several good men are already in view. 

Auburn, Ala., December 13, 1912. J. W. Williams. 


The fall semester at Berkeley closed December 17, and we are glad to report 
no loss of members through examinations. 

The football season closed November 9. Our annual football dinner was 
successfully carried through with an attendance of eighty Phis, and much 

Brother Dunn got out the banner football edition of the Daily Californian 
in great style, and deserves much credit. In the post Rugby season California 
Alpha had complete success. 


Brother Herman Phleger is the delegate from California to the Phi Delta 
Phi convention at Seattle. 

Brother Paul Cadman leaves on January 4, 19 13 for an extended tour. of the 
Far East. We shall welcome his return to us in August. 

Brothers George and Spencer Mastick and Brother Kauffman will remain 
inactive during their stay at the University Farm at Davis next semester. 

We are pleased to report the addition of two phikeias — John Porter and 
Cecil Huntington to enter in January. With a chapter roll of twenty-eight, 
we will begin our spring semester January 13, and look forward to a success- 
ful term. 

Berkeley, Calif., December 29, 19 12. Chas. S. Dodge. 


Upon November 9, the University of California tied Stanford by a score 
of three to three in the annual "BIG GAME**, held this year upon California 
Field. Owing to a lack of a turf field at California and the previous rainy 
weather, the game was played under very unsatisfactory conditions. Brothers 
A. Sanborn, R. Noble, and J. Thoburn represented California Beta upon the 
Stanford varsity with excellent playing. Brothers Sanborn and Noble were 
later selected for the Ail-American Rugby Team which played the Waratahs of 
Australia to an eight to twelve score. Brother Thoburn has since been 
elected to captain next year's varsity. 

The honor societies have just held their regular end-semester initiations. 
E. Wells, '14, was elected to Sword and Sandals; J. Thoburn, '13, to Skull 
and Snakes; M. Price, '13, to Nu Sigma Nu; L. Gamble, '14, to the Mechanical 
Engineering Society; R. Roberts, *I4, to Phi Delta Phi. 

Semester final examinations begin December 14, and the semester closes 
December 20. Registration begins January 8. 

Stanford University, Calif., December 10, 19 1 2. R. E. Roberts. 


With the close of the first semester but two weeks off, Colorado Alpha feels 
that it has passed through a successful half year, despite the fact that the 
enrollment of the chapter is only fourteen. Since the last chapter letter, 
Malcom Dillion of Denver, Colo., has been pledged. 

Thursday, December 19, will be a red letter day for the chapter. The 
sealed Pyx will be opened with ceremony and the memorials left by the alumni 
and active brothers will be read. 

Departing from the annual custom of giving a Christmas party the night 
before the holiday vacation begins, the chapter this year gave an unique 
formal dinner dance on the evening of Friday, December 13. Combined with 
the weird decorations for which such a date called, a decorative scheme appro- 
priate to the holiday season was carried out. A Christmas dinner was tabled 
at 6 o'clock, after which dancing lasted until midnight. 

TTie winners of the interfraternity basketball championship defeated Colorado 
Alpha by only one point. The chapter five was composed of Brothers TCenneth 
MacPherson, James Reynolds, Steere De Mathew, Kenneth White and Win- 
throp Leach. • 

Brother Eugene Millikin took the leading part in the annual college play, 
"All The Comforts of Home". Brother James Reynolds is eating at the train- 
ing table with the varsity basketball team. Brothers Eugene Millikin and John 
Henderson will try out for the debating team. Brother Jack Haley was 
initiated into Vulcan, a junior engineering society. 

Boulder, Colo., December 12, 1912. John Henderson. 


The University of Georgia closed on Thanksgiving a most successful football 
season. Three Phis made their G, Brothers Sancken, Powell and Dorsey. 


Basketball is in season now. Brother Carter plays guard on the varsity. The 
coming baseball season does not look so bright at present. We have one of the 
hardest schedules we have ever had and only returned four of last year's men. 
Coach Cunningham has started class games. In these class games he hopes 
to develop some baseball and football players that will take the place of 
the stars that we lose next year. There is no preparatory material in sight, 
hence we must develop some players from the boys now in college if we want 
to still be ranked among the four leading colleges in the south in athletics. 
Brother Clements, a freshman, comes here from Gordon Institute and bids fair 
to make the varsity baseball team this or next year. 

The Thalians, the university dramatic club, presented "Rosemary" before 
Christmas. Brother Howard, who is president of the club, had the leading 
role and displayed his usual good acting before a large audience at the 
Colonial Theatre. 

We will give our annual dance February 7 and we extend to all Phis an 
invitation, and will be more than glad to have any attend that may. Brother 
Freeman has been elected editor-in-chief of the Pandora. 

Athens, Ga., January 9, 1913. Frank O. Holdex. 


Since our last letter the routine duties of daily college life have occupied most 
of our time. We are now looking forward with great anticipation to the 
Christmas holidays which are close at hand. 

We were hosts during last month at a most successful reception given in 
the parlors of the chapter house. A number of loyal Phi girls both of Oxford 
and other adjacent cities were with us, as were also the members of the 
Pan-Hellenic council. 

In scholastic work all Phis this term have made a most creditable record. 
We have no "flunks" and several men have made excellent beginnings in the 
competition for speaker's places at our next commencement. 

Perhaps our most noticeable strength this year is in the oratorical and de- 
bating spheres. In practically every debate that has occurred we have been 
represented by two men. In a recent election at Phi Gamma Literary Society, 
Brother T. J. Pearce, '14, was elected mid-term debater and Brother George 
Wright, '14, Washington Birthday orator. 

The Coffee House club organized recently for the fostering of literary 
production and appreciation numbers among its members Brothers H. Pearce, 
•13, and T. Pearce, '14. 

The All-Emory football team has been announced and we are represented by 
Brother Culver, '13, at end and Brother Matthews, '15, at quarter. Brother 
Matthews was elected captain of the present sophomore team. 

Oxford, Ga., December 15, 19 12. H. J. Pearce, Jr. 


The attendance at Mercer is not so good this term. A good many men who 
were in college last fall failed to return after the holidays. All members of 
Phi Delta Tlieta have put in their appearance, however, and the local chapter 
will consist of almost the same personnel throughout the year. 

Brother Roddenberry returned a few weeks before Christmas after suffer- 
ing an operation for appendicitis. Brothers Irwin, Stubbs and Roddenberry, 
all regulars on the varsity basketball team, have caused some to refer to it 
as a "near" Phi team by their splendid work. Johnny Westmoreland who 
succeeded Brother Roy Cook, resigned, as captain is performing better than 
ever at guard. The whole squad is showing up well and .will play any 
Southern team a creditable game. 

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the January Scroll for a full 
account of the late convention. Brother Mallary hiis aroused our curiosity 
with a two hours' report which he styled "A Brief Outline of What We Did 
at Chicago." 


A discussion which will doubtless prove interesting is to be had as an 
aftermath of an early regular convention of our local chapter. The subject, 
"Resolved, That Every Water Wagon Should Have a Flat Top Surface." 
The affirmative will be championed by Brothers C. D. Pate and D. H. Askew, 
while Brothers J. J. Cobb and E. Y. Mallary will uphold the negative side 
of this question. All local Phis are urged to be present, except the province 

We are pleased to mention Phikeia J. K. Norman of Normanville, who 
on January i breathed college atmosphere and city ozone for the first time in life. 

Macon, Ga., January 12, 1913. C. B. Landrum. 


Georgia Technology is now in quite a turmoil over the proposed rules 
offered by the faculty for the regulation of club and fraternity dances, but 
foreseeing the approaching crisis the Pan-Hellenic Council met and drew up 
resolutions to this effect : 

Informal dances given at chapter houses shall close at twelve o'clock. 

No fraternity shall be allowed to give more than one formal dance in the 

All fraternities shall report to the dean of the college within three days 
as to whether they had chaperones and who they were. 

While speaking of dances it might be mentioned that out of a Cotillion club 
of thirty-three representative fraternity men Georgia Delta has the distinction 
of having ten of that number, and needless to say the president. 

The year has been enlivened by frequent house dances which were not only 
a source of a great deal of pleasure to the members of the chapter, but also 
served to introduce the new men to Atlanta society. 

Recently there has been inaugurated at Technology a dramatic club, which 
for a few weeks past has been diligently rehearsing the popular college play 
"Tom Brown of Harvard" which is to be presented on January q, U)I3, at the 
Atlanta Theatre. Brothers Hutton, Lamar and Rogers represent the chapter 
in the cast. 

Brother Chapman has been again elected leader of the mandolin club, which, 
together with the glee club, has prepared a fine program to be presented about 
March, in one of the local theatres, and also to make quite a road trip among 
the neighboring cities. The chapter is represented on the glee club by Brothers 
Hutton, Chapman and Rogers. 

Brother Ashley has recently been elected vice-pre ilent of the Civil Engi- 
neering Society, and Brother Rogers to the Honor Board from the junior class. 

Class football and basketball now hold the attention of the school in athletic 
lines and quite a bit of new material is being developed. In basketball is this 
especially the case, the teams are closely matched and the games are full 
of snap and grandstand plays. Brother Hurlbut is playing star ball on the 
junior team. 

In class football the chapter is represented by Brothers Chapman and 
Rogers on the junior team; and Brother Lamar on the sophomore team. 
Brother Hutton who represented the chapter on the varsity team this year and 
there made his letter, is coaching the sophomore team. Brother Sancken is 
playing on the freshman team and Brother Maupin with the apprentice class. 

We have recently had a visit from Brother Monro B. Lanier, our i>rovince 

Atlanta, Ga., December 17, 19 12. Harold O. Rogers. 


The 1912 football season closed with Idaho second in the North West Con- 
ference. Idaho Alpha was represented on the varsity by Brothers Phillips and 
Leuschel, and Phikeias Brown, Lockhart, and Shipkey, the latter four being 
new I men. 


In basketball Brother Soulen and Phikeias Keane, Jardine, Ankcom, Shipkey, 
and David are trying out for the team. In the class basketball tournament, 
we are represented by Brothers S. K. Denning, *I3, Harry Soulen, '14, and 
Phikeias Keane, Ankcorn, Jardine, and Shipkey on the freshman team. 

Brother Lewis was a member of the prize-winning stock judging team at 
the recent Northwest Live Stock Show held at Lewiston, Idaho. 

Recently the faculty have ruled that tKe Greek letter organizations can 
have but two informal functions a year and these must be held in the chapter 
houses. The rule has met with much dissatisfaction on the part of the fra- 
ternities and sororities. Through the influence of the Pan-Hellenic Council, 
the faculty are now reconsidering the rule. 

The university is to lose its present president. Doctor Mac Lean, through 
resignation to take effect February i. He goes to take a similar position at 
Winnipeg University. His successor has not yet been selected. 

During November we were visited by the following Phis : Campbell Kennedy, 
Indiana Beta, T. C. Grier, Illinois Zeta, and W. S. Ferris, Massachusetts Alpha, 
who is president of Kappa Province. 

Moscow, Idaho, December 12, 1912. Vernon P. Fawcett. 


We have been keeping up in our stride since the first of the semester, and 
expect to keep the Phi Delt banner in the van during the remainder of the 

The brothers have been active and alert in college activities reflecting a gp'eat 
deal of credit upon themselves and the Fraternity. 

Brother Luker is law editor of the Daily Northwestern. Brother Eaton, 
secretary of the interdepartment Board of Control ; captain senior football team. 
Brother Aldrich, varsity basketball team. Brother Vaught, dramatics cast; 
A Cappella choir. Brother Voak, junior class football team; varsity basket- 
ball squad. Brother Dick, member Interfraternity Council ; 1914 Syllabus 
Board ; junior Prom Committee. Brother Forbes, president Gauntlet Society. 
Brother Berti, Cosmopolitan Club. Brother Hightower, vice-president Pyramid 
Society. Brother Stockton, Dramatic Club and cast ; captain sophomore class 
football team. Brother Johnson, director athletic association ; varsity cross 
country squad. Brother Kelley, Dramatic Club ; Aleph Teth Nun ; sophomore 
class football team; 1915 Syllabus Board. Phikeia TurnbuU, social committee 
of freshman class. Phikeia Kelly, freshman varsity track team ; freshman class 
football team. Phikeia Goodrich, freshman varsity swimming team. Phikeia 
Lathbury, University Glee Club. Phikeia Groves, freshman varsity track team. 

Owing to a violation of the rules of the Interfraternity Council, Signncia 
Alpha Epsilon has been expelled from the council for two years. 

We are very glad to announce that Brother J. J. Cosner, of Lake Charles, 
Louisiana, and Brother T. N. Berti, of Dimaro, Austria, have recently been 

Evanston, 111., December 17, 19 12. William C. Kelley. 


The Phi Delta Theta Convention which we had so long been looking forward 
to has been held and is now a matter of history, but it will ever live in the 
minds of those who were fortunate enough to attend it. Upon this occassion 
the true Phi Delta spirit was manifested and radiated abundantly. No one 
could resist being inoculated with the prevailing wave of energy and good 
fellowship. It is a certainty that our entire chapter felt keenly the joy of 
being a part of such an organization. That it will result in making us better 
Phis and urge us to promote untiringly the cause of the Fraternity is our 
earnest hope and belief. 

The school year thus far has been one of real accomplishment for our 
chapter. Many good men have added to the local chapter. Those whom the 


chapter at this time takes pleasure in introducing to Brother Phis are : Edmund 
Jordan of Chicago, 111., Mercer Francisco of West Pullman, 111., Hugh String- 
ham, Portland, Mich., Wesley Acker, Canon City, Colo., George K. Shaffer, 
Harrisbnrg, Pa., George Anderman, Palatine, 111., and Phikeia Edmund O'Conner. 

During the convention the chapter was particularly favored by visits from 
many Brother Phis. We hope that we may, in the near future entertain any 
of our brothers who happen to be in the city. 

The school year seems to promise great joy for the followers of the uni- 
versity's athletic teams. Our basketball team is a recognized contender for the 
"Big Nine" championship, while our track team has enough stars to make it 
a factor in any meet. In baseball the outlook is all that can be expected with 
the absence oif such men as Boyle, who went to the Philadelphia National 
League and Brother Steinbrecker. 

The chapter is contemplating many social functions such as card parties, 
sleigh parties and several informal as well as one formal dances. It has also 
been decided to visit formally several of our neighboring chapters. 

Chicago, 111., January lo, 1913. William S. Mathews. 


Illinois Delta has enjoyed a very successful and prosperous half year. In 
beginning we wish to present to the Fraternity, Brothers Samuel Harrington, 
Galesburg, 111., William Tomlinson, Galesburg, III., Roy Parr, Astoria, 111., 
and Franz Harshbarger, Abingdon, III., received by initiation December 13. 
T. Harwood Young, Clinton, 111., is a new pledge. 

Brothers Wilkins, Harshbarger, Plantz, and McWilliams received their let- 
ters in football this year. In addition to playing a star game Brother Wilkins 
managed the team in excellent shape. Brother Wilkins is the only man of 
these four that will be lost by graduation. The other three will be back in 
their old positions. Brother Prince is captain of this year's basketball team. 
Illinois Delta is represented on the squad by Brothers Prince, McWilliams, 
Harshbarger and Jacobson, also by pledges Rush and Gabrielson. The col- 
lege glee club is at present taking its annual Christmas trip. The fact that 
Brothers Gillis, Crawford, Atkins, and Roth, besides Phikeia Carroll are on 
the club will cut down our representation at the convention some. It is yet 
too early to say just how many will attend from this chapter, but undoubtedly 
a large number will be present. 

In the literary field Brothers Jacobson, Tomlinson, and Welsh are preparing 
to compete in the preliminaries for the varsity debate and Brothers Jacobson 
and Welsh will take up their oratorical work again this year. Quite a num- 
ber of alumni attended our formal party given December 20 in Elk's hall. 

Illinois Delta and Illinois Zeta recently enjoyed a visit from President 

Galesburg, III., December 20, 1912. Vernon M. Welsh. 


Since our last letter we have affiliated one man and initiated three others. 
We take pleasure in presenting at this time Brother Paul Porter, Illinois Delta, 
of Galesburg, and Brothers Don C. Brewer of Webster City, Iowa, Phil C. 
Leonard of Joliet, Illinois, and Grover A. Smith of Lockport, Illinois. We 
have pledged another new man in John Hart of Knoxville, Illinois. 

The football season at Lombard this fall was far from a success and in only 
a few games did the team show up to advantage. Six letters were awarded to 
Phis, Brothers Bragdon, who captained the team, Shinn, Buck, Leonard, Smith, 
and Phikeia Stream. The interest in athletic lines now turns to basketball and 
prospects for a winning team look bright. Phi Delta Theta again expects to 
be represented as strong as ever. Brother Bragdon is the only old Phi on the 
squad from last year. 

Alumni Day was observed at the chapter house by an informal banquet at 


which were alumni from both Illinois Delta and Zeta. The annual formal 
dance could not be held this year with Illinois Delta but is to take place at 
the Elk^s club on January 21. 

We were very pleased to have visits from other Phis who have been in the 
city. Brother Lamkin spent an evening with us and talked of fraternity 
situations. Brother Murphy, Iowa Beta, spent a few days at the house while 
he was traveling through the city. We have also had visits from Brothers 
Lester Ross, D. M. Brumfiel, Lloyd McLeish, Glenn Boss, and Ezra Rad- 
cliffe who were back for the Thanksgiving Day game. 

Galesburg, 111., December 17, 1912. Kenneth L. Bragdox. 


The third annual Home Coming was a great success, and during that period 
about forty Phis from this chapter, and other chapters were present. A ban- 
quet was held on the Saturday evening following the Chicago-Illinois gime 
at the chapter house. The gathering at this time was larger than ever before, 
there being about eighty-seven Phis present. At this banquet, the alumni 
started a discussion in regard to looking forward to obtaining new quarters 
in the future. Although we have a comfortable home at the present time, it 
was decided that it was high time for us to look forward to another house. 
This matter was left in the hands of the alumni association and active chanter, 
so that before very long plans will be adopted and an active campaign started. 
This was one of the largest Home Comings that we have ever had, but we 
are hoping that our twentieth anniversary, which will be observed during the 
Home Coming of 1913, will be a greater success, and we are making every 
possible effort to get all our alumni back. 

Now that the football season is over, we are looking forward to the basket- 
ball season. Brother Woolston is head coach of the freshman varsity, and is 
turning out a good team. At present Brother Eaton and Phikeia Dungan are 
on the squad, and seem to have a good chance to survive the final cut. 

Brother Claude Rothgeb, '05, who is now coaching at Colorado College, 
Colorado Springs, is in the Twin Cities and has paid the chapter a visit. 

Since our last letter we have lost two members from the active chapter. 
Brother J. G. Alexander of Corydon, Iowa, and Brother R. C. Spaulding of 
Bismarck, North Dakota. At present we have nine pledges, namely : Phikeias 
R. Cotter and C. P. Dungan of Oak Park ; Mark Andrews, Birmingham ; Harry 
Bowen and Richard Conner, Seattle, Washington ; W. Hart, Benton ; W. Meek, 
Carrollton ; Albert Degen, Kansas City, Missouri ; and D. T. McCanna, Minne- 
apolis, Minnesota. We expect to be able to initiate everyone, but before 
initiation each man is required to pass eleven hours of university work. 

Champaign, 111., December 14, 1912. Chas. T. Mekk. 

No letter received. 


Indiana Beta takes great pleasure in presenting to the Fraternity the fol- 
lowing brothers: Charles E. Tracewell, '13, Washington, D. C. ; Thomas B. 
Noble, Jr., '16, Indianapolis, Ind. ; Emory W. Luccock, *i6, Chicago, 111.; 
F. C. Nichols, '16, Oxford, Ind.; Harold S. Watson, '16, Knightstown, Ind.; 
and Frank C. Fishback, '16, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Although the college year is not very far advanced as yet, the prospects 
for an allround successful year look very bright indeed, and we expect to 
secure our usual share of honors, if not more, in both scholarship and college 
activities before the year is finished. We are especially j^triving to raise the 
standard of our scholarship record higher than it has ever been before. Of 
the six fraternities in Wabash, Phi Delta Theta missed securing first place in 
scholarship last year by only a fraction of a per cent. We hope and expect to be 
at the top this year. 


Wabash had a very successful football season this year» losing cnly two 
games during the entire season and those to Notre Dame and the Michigan 
Agricultural College, institutions which have far greater facilities for securing 
football stars than Wabash. Wabash easily secured the secondary champion- 
ship of Indiana, not even having been scored on by any of the secondary col- 
leges. Brother Carrithers managed the team successfully, Brother Cravens 
as center, and Brother Nichols as half-back were both awarded the official W. 
Phi Delta Theta gave a pig roast for the football squad at the close of the 

In basketball Brother Steinbaugh is trying out for assistant manager. Broth- 
er Ellis was varsity center on the team last year and is sure to retain his 
position this year. Brother Nichols, although this is his first year in college 
basketball, has good chances of making the varsity. Brother Cravens was 
elected as delegate to the Indiana College Athletic League by the Wabash 
College Athletic Association. 

In the annual Day Oratorical Contest, held on Founders' Day, November 
21, Brother Carrithers won first place, Brother Davidson third, and Brother 
Lynn Craig fourth. Brother Carrithers, as winner of first place will represent 
Wabash in the State Oratorical Contest, to be held this winter in Indianapolis. 

Brother Cravens has been elected to fill the office of president of the Lyceum 
Literary Society during the winter term. 

Brother W. L. Federmann, as manager of the glee and mandolin clubs, is 
working hard in preparation for the annual spring trip. Brother Spohn is 
soloist of the glee club. 

Brothers Halgren, Watson, Fishback, and Luccock are trying out for the 
press club and are making good. 

Since our last letter to the Scroll the chapter has been favored with a visit 
from our province president, Chester Jewett. 

Crawfordsville, Ind., December lo, 191 2. Lee Craig. 


With the fall term examinations finished, Indiana Gamma started on the new 
term with ten active members and ten pledges. 

Butler has just finished the most successful football season in many years 
and a great part of the honor is due Brother Thomas, coach, and Brothers 
Lewis, captain, Summerlin, Tucker, and Phikeias Topscott and Lockhart. 

Indiana Gamma expects to have Brothers Kennington, Richardson, Lewis, 
and Phikeias Ogg, Tapscott, and Lockhart fighting for positions on the basket- 
ball squad. 

Every third Sunday afternoon we give an informal reception to relatives and 
friends of the chapter. We are also giving a smoker each month for alumni, 
active men, and pledges so as to form a closer friendship. 

Brother Summerlin was elected president of the sophomore class and 
Brother Tucker received treasurership. 

The term party was held on November Q. 

All the Phis were prominent in making the first meeting of the Butler 
Union a great success. A smoker was held in the house for the union on 
Friday, December 6. This society which includes all the men in the college, 
was organized by one of our members early last spring, so naturally all of the 
Phi Delts are taking a very prominent part in all its activities and much 
credit is given to the chapter for its success. 

Brother Hamp has been elected captain of the track team. Brother Little 
has been elected business manager of the Drift which is the annual literary 
production of the junior class. 

Indiana Gamma takes this opportunity for thanking those chapters and 
alumni clubs which have been from time to time sending to us publications 
containing their local news and would appreciate receiving similar periodicals 
from other chapters. 

The chapter joins with the alumni Phis in thanking the officers of the 


general council for all their interest and efforts in behalf of the Fraternity 
and to the new officers its congratulations and our sincere co-operation. 
Irvington, Ind., December 14, 19 12. Grover Little. 


The chapter entertained for its friends among the sororities on December 
6, at the chapter house. The hoyse was decorated in a beautiful manner with 
college pennants and banners. This was the first college function to ladies 
held in the house this year and every effort was made to make it a delightful 

The Periclesian Literary Society has been reorganized and Brother Clarence 
Hall is serving as president of the same. 

In the various class games of basketball, which the four teams of the college 
have been engaged in, the freshmen were the winners. Phikeia Klyver cap- 
tained the team and Brother Harold Overstreet held a similar position on the 
sophomore team. 

Among our members who are trying out for the varsity are Brothers Cook 
and Abbett and Phikeias Klyver and Wyrick. 

Coach John Thurber entertained for the football team at his home in honor 
of the F men of the college. We were represented in this list by Brothers 
Williams, Overstreet, Hall and Klyver. 

Brothers John Joplin and Isaac Breeding have been elected to serve on the 
Student Council from the active chapter. 

The number of men in the house will be increased by the entrance of 
Phikeias Dorsey of Kokomo and Prichard of Franklin who will enter at 
the opening of the winter term. 

Brother Clarence Hall, a senior this year, has tried the examination for a 
Rhodes Scholarship and every hope is entertained for a successful result to be 

We were pleased to have visits from Brother A. B. Wright, *07, Warren 
Yount, '11, of the local chapter and Brother Robert Kennington from Indiana 
Gamma during the present term. 

In the recent election of officers for the next year's baseball team the 
position of manager was placed with Brother Isaac Breeding. 

Our pledges will be introduced to the mysteries of Phi Delta Theta im- 
mediately upon the opening of the winter term, which gives promise of bring- 
ing in some new material, and every bit of effort will be extended to get the 
best for Indiana Delta. 

Franklin, Ind., December 15, 191 2. Harold Overstreet. 


Indiana Epsilon initiated November 2 and now presents to the Fraternity 
Brothers Robert J. Millis of Hanover and Irwin E. Brashear of Brighton, 
Colo. Both are students of exceptional ability and will be material factors in 
upholding the high scholarship of the chapter. 

The close of the football season marked Brother McLaughlin's last game. 
Both he and Brother K. M. Montgomery were awarded the official H, while 
Brother Millis and Phikeia McCain received secondary monograms together 
with honorable mention. 

In the preliminary basketball practice Brother Kehoe has been playing in 
his old form at forward while Brother Brashear's work assures him a position 
on the final squad. 

In the fall term play of the college dramatic club. Brother Huber took the 
title role of "Mose", a college football comedy given November 26, while 
Brothers Kehoe and McLaughlin also had prominent parts. ' 

Brother Huber has been elected secretary of the Union Literary Society 
and Brother Kehoe has been chosen to represent the society as its orator in 
the intersociety contest which takes place March 24. 


The chapter closed the social functions of the term with a banquet and 
dance December 13 at which thirty guests were present. 

Hanover, Ind., December 9, 19 12. L. L. Huber. 


Since our last letter we have initiated two new men and Indiana Zeta 
wishes to introduce Brothers Ellsworth Olcott and Howell Ellis. 

Although at the beginning of the football season the prospects looked small 
for success, three consecutive victories over Miami, Rose Polytechnic, and 
Butler gave the season an entirely different color. The season closed most suc- 
sessfully for Indiana Zeta as Brother Grady was elected to the captaincy of 
next year's team. 

A new honorary legal fraternity. Delta Nu Epsilon, has been installed in 
DePauw. Brother Jewett is president and Brothers Grady, Mintzer, and Smith 
are members. Brother Grady is president of the junior class. Brother Letzler 
is a senior member of the Student Council, Brother Mintzer is athletic editor 
of the Mirage, and Brother Olcott is treasurer of the freshman class. Brothers 
Letzler and Smith are working hard on their orations which they will deliver 
Friday evening, December 20, in the primary for the Indiana State Oratorical 
contest. Phi Delta Theta, with two entrants out of a total of ten in the 
primary, stands a big chance of having DePauw's representative in the state 
contest this year. 

Indiana Zeta has started upon a new era in studentship and the last reports 
which have been procured by the scholarship committee show us to be abso- 
lutely devoid of the proverbial "flunker." 

Brother Chester Jewett, president of Epsilon Province, and Brothers Earle 
Hawthorne, Charles Jewett, and Guildford Wiley paid the chapter a visit on 
the occasion of the Butler football game. Brothers Remy and NefF of Indiana 
Alpha and Brother Coplen of Indiana Beta have also visited the chapter since 
our last letter. 

Greencastle, Ind., December 15, 1912. W. Clyde Allen. 


Since the letter to the November Scroll, we have pledged two men both of 
whom we believe to be exceptionally strong and whom we think will do much 
for Phi Delta Theta in the future. These men are A. B. Leiter, Fort Wayne, 
Indiana, and Donald Sparks, Rushville, Indiana. The former, who is a 
junior in Purdue, has already been initiated, together with V. T. Oxer, who was 
pledged the first of the year. The addition of these brothers raised the number 
in the active chapter to fifteen, and this number was raised to sixteen by the 
return of Brother H. E. Rubin, ex-'i2, who has re-entered school with the 
1913 class. 

Purdue finished a fairly successful football season with the defeat of 
Indiana University on November 23, having won two, tied one, and lost two 
of the five Conference games played. The greatest thing accomplished, to our 
minds, was the decisive defeat of Indiana by the score of 34 to 7. Brother 
H. S. 0*Brien played in all of the five Conference games, and will soon be 
wearing the much coveted P sweater. We certainly are very proud of Brother 
O'Brien and of his fine work on the team. 

The official call for candidates for the basketball team was issued about 
ten days ago by Coach Vaughn who has been chosen to succeed Coach Jones. 
Brothers Little and Berry have signed, and both are showing up extremely 
well. Brother Berry seems to have the best chance of filling the place left 
by Stockton, the All- Western guard of last year's team. Brother Little has 
recently been shifted from forward to center, and has the edge on the rest 
of the candidates for that position. Although Purdue lost three exceptionally 
good men of last year's championship team, the team this year has lots of 


"pep" and determination to win, and will undoubtedly give a good account 
of itself. 

During the Indiana game, we held our annual alumni reunion, and had the 
pleasure of entertaining quite a number of our graduates. Those who re- 
turned were Brothers J. F. G. Miller, '03, H. F. Bowser, '05, R. Fortune, '08, 
W. R. Shiel, '08, A. H. Worsham, '08, H. J. Wocher, '09, F. Thompson, '09, 
W. G. Munn, '09, W. P. Chapin, '10, S. L. Phelps, '10, A. L. Duggan, '11, 
H. E. Sproull, '12, E. M. Sonntag, *I2, R. S. Logan, '12, and H. E. Rubin, 
ex-' 1 2. We are very glad that so many of our alumni attended the reunion, 
and feel sure that they did not regret the time spent with Indiana Theta. 

West Lafayette, Ind., December 15, 1912. E. S. Havmond. 


School work at Iowa Wesleyan closes for the holiday recess on December 
20. Scholarship records of Iowa Alpha are highly satisfactory and an excel- 
lent grade of college work has been kept up. The chapter was never better 
represented as a well rounded body in all branches of college activities and 
college circles. 

Since the last letter one man has been initiated and the chapter takes great 
pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity, Brother De Witt Greenleaf Sowers, 
of Bloomfield, Iowa. 

The Wesleyan football team under the leadership of Brother Glenn H. 
Tallman as student coach and captain, closed the season on the day before 
Thanksgiving. At that time Carthage College went down to defeat before the 
Wesleyan team with a score of 52 to 13. A very creditable team was developed 
this year, and the showing they made was very satisfactory to all. Phikeia 
Zurawski was out of the game the latter part of the season on account of 
sustaining a broken shoulder. Among the men who will be awarded W*s are 
Brothers Tallman. Willits and Shipley and Phikeias Zurawski and Kelly. 

In an election held shortly after the close of the season Brother Everett 
B. Shipley was elected captain of the football team for the coming year. 
This is the fourth successive year that Iowa Alpha has placed a man as captain 
of the eleven. 

All interest now lies in basketball, the season onening soon after the holi- 
days. Brothers Goehring, Jeffrey and Comic and Phikeia Kelly are repre- 
senting Iowa Alpha in the try-out practices for places on the team. 

At Thanksgiving time, because of but one day's recess practically all the 
brothers remained in the city, and a holiday reunion was held at the chapter 
house, with an informal dinner. Among the visiting Phis present were 
Brothers Fred Beck, '03. Fremont, Iowa; Fred Kinney, '08, Olds, Iowa; Max 
Kinney, '12, Edgerton, Minn.: and C. E. Stuber, '09, Mount Pleasant, Iowa. 

In the recent try-out of the Iowa Wesleyan Glee Club, Brothers Davis 
and Shipley were successful in making places in the club. An extensive con- 
cert tour is planned to be taken in the early spring. 

An informal dinner was given at the chapter house on October 19. On 
that daj' Iowa Wesleyan met Lombard College in football on Wesleyan's field. 
A number of the members of Illinois Zeta were with us and with Iowa Alpha's 
alumni members in town present, the affair proved to be a most pleasant one. 

It is of unusual interest to note the number of Iowa Alpha members who 
have become benedicts this year. Since the onening of the Fchool year invita- 
tions have been issued for the weddings of eight alumni of the chapter. 

Mount Pleasant, la., December 11, 1912. Clarence S. Johnson. 

No letter received. 


We celebrated our thirtieth anniversary at the chapter house by a smoker, 
on the evening of November 22. Many of our alumni came back, and needless 


to say enjoyed meeting each other again and talking of old times. We had an 
interesting program, which consisted of short talks from several of the alumni, 
and songs by the active chaper, during which refreshments were served. 

There were several distinguished visitors present with us during our cele- 
bration, among them being Chas. F. Lamkin, P. G. C, George Banta, Publisher 
of the Scroll and Palladium, and Fred R. Cowles, President Zeta Province. 

On November 23 the Universities of Missouri and Kansas met at Lawrence 
for their 2Tst annual football game, which was one of the best, if not the 
best, ever played between the two institutions. Kansas won by a score of 
12 to 3. Phi Delta Theta was represented on the Kansas team by left half 
Detwiler, who gained more ground than any other one individual, gaining 
a total of 132 yards for Kansas. Brother Detwiler was chosen as half back 
on one of the All- Missouri Valley teams. The entire team, with the excep- 
tion of the two ends, that played in the Kansas-Missouri game will be back 
next fall, and with these prospects Kansas is looking forward for an "Ever- 
Victorious" football team next fall. 

Practically the whole Missouri Alpha chapter came to Lawrence for the 
game, and were guests of Kansas Alpha while here, and we certainly enjoyed 
their visit. We did not entertain them as we would have liked to, but this 
was caused by the crowded condition we were in. There were about t25 or 
150 visitors here at the chapter house on that day. Among our guests were 
Brothers Mc Williams and Crumit, Ohio Gamma, who are on the Orpheum 
circuit and were playing in Kansas City. They came to Lawrence to see the 
game and also paid us a visit. They entertained us with several good selec- 

There have been several improvements on the house and yard which aid 
greatly in their looks and our comfort. The house has been painted and also 
wired for electricity, giving us both gas and electric lights. A hedge has been 
set out surrounding the yard, which will make a marked improvement on the 
appearance of the place. 

We take great pleasure in introducing the following brothers to the Fra- 
ternity : Humphrey Jones, Emporia, Kans. ; Alfred Harris, Emporia, Kans. ; 
Edwin Heidenreich, Kansas City, Mo. ; and Rolend Boynton, Colorado Springs, 
Colo. These brothers had advance standing in their school work hence were 
eligible for initiation before the second semester. We still have eight pledges 
to be initiated the second semester. 

Our annual "Matinee Mess" is to be given on February 15. 

Lawrence, Kans., December 12, 19 12. Leonard L. Hurst. 


As the school year progresses and things shape themselves as they always 
do, we find that the men of Kansas Beta become identified more and more with 
a greater number of school activities. The men this year show more real 
fraternity and school spirit than has been in evidence for three or four years 
and even at that we have always had more than our share of honors every 
year. The most pleasing thing of all is the way that the pledges have taken 
hold and seemed to grasp the true fraternity spirit earlier than is usual. 

The first of the new term the glee club starts on a two weeks* tour on the 
Santa Fe railroad going all the way to California and performing at the Santa 
Fe reading-rooms along the route. The glee club has been trying for a num- 
ber of years to get this trip because it is the finest trip that a club can take 
in our part of the country. Phi Delta Theta is represented on the club by 
Brother Neiswanger and Phikeias Seeley and Troxell. 

The Washburn Dramatic Club has just given two try-out plays the casts 
oi which were composed of those who are trying out for the club. In the 
first play Phikeias Welty and Ewers had parts and acquitted themselves with 
much honor to our chapter and in the second play Phikeias Troxell and Guild 
did so well that there is little doubt that they will be elected to the club. At 


present out of seven members of the club Phi Delta Theta has three: Brothers 
Neiswanger, president, Dunn, and Crumbine, manager. . The club has voted 
between five and six hundred dollars to the Washburn Campus Improvement 
Association to be invested in building a boulder fence along the college frontage 
for a block between the two entrances to the campus. As our chapter faces 
on this frontage it will mean a more beautiful setting for our house and as 
the building of the fence entails the paving of the street it will enhance the 
value of our property. 

In athletics this year we have held our own. Brothers Tomlinson, captain, 
Lowe, Pearson and Bearg made their letters in football. Brother Tomlinson 
made All-Kansas fullback on the second team, losing out on the first team 
simply because injuries kept him out of several games. In basketball we are 
represented by Brothers Pearson and Bearg and Phikeias Troxell and Welty. 

Monday night, December i6, Kansas Beta held an initiation and takes 
pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity Brothers CarkufF, Bearg, and Larrick. 

Topeka, Kan., December 17, 1912. Warren J. Crumbine. 


Since our last letter affairs at Central have been running very smoothly. 
Our football season, which was closed with the Central-Transylvania game on 
Thanksgiving Day, when compared with the last four or five years was rather 
unsuccessful. The basketball prospects are fairly promising. We will be 
represented on this team by Brothers Byron and Swope. 

In the class elections, which have been held to this date. Brother Bethnrum 
has been elected president of the freshman class and Brother Guerrant vice- 
president of the senior class. Brother McClaskey is president of the athletic 

Brothers Swope and Bethurum have been chosen to represent the Chamber- 
lain Literary Society in the annual Ernst debate, an event which holds a 
great deal of interest in the college. 

Brothers Collins and Wisem are spending their vacation in Florida where 
Brother Collins lives. 

We have enjoyed visits from Brother Rogers, *I3, Kentucky Epsilon, and 
Brothers Walker and Doyle, Kentucky Alpha-Delta. 

Danville, Ky., December 29, 19 12. W. B. Guerrant. 


The social event of the season so far — the Pan-Hellenic dance — will be held 
at the Phoenix on the night of the thirteenth. In this university where there 
is a strong anti-fraternity spirit, the Pan-Hellenic dance takes on an added im- 
portance and stands for nearly the same thing that the junior prom does in 
other places, besides being the All-Greek. We are represented in the Pan- 
Hellenic by Brother Harvey Edwards who is also on the dance committee. 
There was some discussion with members of the faculty committee on enter- 
tainments about time of closing, and other matters, and it was largely due to 
Brother Edwards that everything was finally settled amicably. For a time it 
was feared that the dance would have to be indefinitely postponed. All the 
fraternities in the university belong to the Pan-Hellenic except the S N. 

State put one of the fastest elevens that ever represented this institution on 
the field this season. The Wildcats won seven of the nine games played, amass- 
ing a total of 250 points, the opponents totaling 41. It is safe to say that 
State would have made a clean record this year had it not been for the fact 
that Park was declared ineligible on the eve of one of the hardest contests 
on the schedule. Could Brother Park have been in the game to do the 
punting and played in his usual form the result would probably have been 
different. President Barker and Doctor Ligert, Vanderbilt '03, are in New 
sOrleans presenting State's claims to reinstatement in the S. I. A. A. and to 


clear up the charges against Brother Park. It is almost certain that he will 
be allowed to participate on the athletic teams of the university. 

Dr. J. H. Kastle has been made director of the experiment station and dean 
of the College of Agriculture, to succeed Dr. M. A. Scovell who died lately. 
Doctor Scovell was a member of this chapter. 

Lexington, Ky., December 12, 1912. Adolph Waller. 


Although rushing season has been over for some time now, we are still 
very much elated over our success, by our taking six good men from prac- 
tically every fraternity at Tulone. Competition this year was keener by far 
than ever before. We have this year the largest chapter in some time, doe 
not only to the return of a greater part of did men, but to the class of frater- 
nity material up this year, although the tendency to be more conservative is 
very evident on all sides. The scholarship committee is especially active 
and Louisiana Alpha stands a good chance to win the cup offered by the Pan- 
Hellenic Council for best scholarship. It is not only up to us to keep up our 
work but see to our freshmen, and keep closer watch on them than before. 
November 9 was initiation night and the chapter takes great pleasure in pre- 
senting to the Fraternity Brothers William Herbert Wynn of Marianna, 
Florida, '16; James Hortaire Guenard of Lake Providence, Louisiana, '16; 
Walter Edward Jenkins of £1 Paso, Texas, 'x6. 

The Qniyersxty will be represented by a light but fast basketball team with 
a fair schedule which will include some good games. The Fraternity is repre- 
sented on the team by Brother Jenkins as guard. We received a pleasant visit 
from Brother S. Guy Strichland, Georgia Alpha, '07, of the U. S. S. Kansas 
while the Atlantic fleet was in port. Great interest was shown and true cor- 
dial hospitality extended to every Phi of Louisiana Alpha by Brother Strich- 
land's entertaining royally the active chapter at a dinner on board his ship. 
The affair was one that we all like to remember and Brother Strichland's visit 
was entirely too short. The chapter is well represented this year in practically 
all college activities. 

New Orleans, La., December 13, 19 12. Jno. B. Dicks. 


With the Christmas holidays but four days away, Maine Alpha chapter house 
seems to be in the throes of business. These last few days are always productive 
of extra study, as the dreaded examinations are staring us in the face. Our 
scholarship committee had done some good work during the fall term, and 
scholastically the chapter is in excellent condition. 

We held our initiation banquet November 20, at the Elmwood Hotel. 
There were about forty loyal Phis at the banquet board, with good feeling and 
enthusiasm the predominant feature of the evening. Brother Towne, '05, 
acted as our toastmaster, while the other alumni present were Brothers Dean, 
Grant, Flood, Chipman, Kimbal and Tozier. It is with pleasure that we intro- 
duce to the Fraternity the following men: L. E. Warren, '14, of Woodsville, 
N. H.; A. N. Guptill, '15, of Concord, N. H.; N. E. Robinson, '15, of Mt. Ver- 
non, Me. ; and S. G. Blackington, of Attleboro, Mass. ; R. J. Doyle, of Nashua, 
N. H.; W. J. Larkin, of Waterville, Me.; J. F. Lowney, of Roxbury, Mass.; 
Irving W. Merrill, of Somerville, Mass. ; and A. J. O'Neil, of Nashua, N. H. ; 
all of the freshman class. 

Colby College has just closed a very successful season of football, in which 
Phis played no small part. One of the brightest seasons on record was only 
darkened by poor work in the game with University of Maine, which we lost 
by three touchdowns, although defeating Bowdoin 20-0, and badly trouncing 
Bates 35-6, thus taking second place in the Maine Intercollegiate championship 
series. One lone defeat of the season was indeed hard to swallow, for pre- 


ceding: our decisive victory over Bates, they had played University of Maine 

We felt quite proud when at conclusion of the season eight of the C men 
were from Maine Alpha as follows: our All-Phi backfield. Eraser and Lowney, 
halfbacks, and Taylor, fullback, with N. Merrill, substitute halfback; also 
Brothers Dacey and Ladd, varsity tackles ; Phikeia Murchie, substitute tackle, 
and Hunt, sub-guard. Of these Brothers Fraser and Lowney were almost 
the unanimous choice for the All-Maine selection as halfbacks, while Brother 
Dacey was likewise recognized at tackle. 

As was expected because of his sterling work and indefatigable efforts 
in behalf of the team, Brother Fraser was elected captain for next fall, while 
Brother Davis w^as elected manager of the team. From this it would appear 
that the efforts of Phis at Colby were expended merely along athletic lines, 
while actually we are equally as well represented in all other college activities. 
Brother Jones is leader of the glee club; Brother Cushman, leader of the 
mandolin club ; and Brother Keyes, manager of the combined musical clubs. 
On the tentative list of the mandolin club we have Brothers Arey, N. E. 
Robinson, Carpenter and Hutchins; orchestra. Brothers Doyle and Hutchins. 
Brother Tibbetts is a member of the athletic council ; Brothers Davis and 
Warren, the junior student council ; Brother Keyes, seni^r student council. 
Brother Mayo, business manager of the Echo, with Brothers Robinson and 
Davis, associate editors. Brother N. Merrill is president, and Brother Fraser, 
secretary of the newly formed Massachusetts Club, w^hose primary purpose 
wall be to disseminate the advantages Colby offers. Twenty per cent of the 
present student body is from Massachusetts. 

We regret the loss of Brother Nardini, '13, captain of the varsity track 
team, and Northeast Intercollegiate champion sprinter who was forced to leave 
college on account of serious trouble with his eyes; also Brother Bartlett, '14, 
who was forced to drop out through illness. 

Waterville, Me., December 12, IQ12. Norman J. Merrill. 


Just after our last letter was mailed to the Scroll the fall underclass track 
meet was held here. In this meet Brother Shriver, '15, won first place in 
the mile and second in the two miles. Brother Jones, *i6, and Main, '16, also 
won points. Brother Shriver won seventh place in the first annual New 
England Intercollegiate cross country run. 

The football season just ended turned out to be a very successful one 
for Williams. Of the eight games played six resulted in victories for us. 
Against Harvard we were able to score a goal from the field. Brother Young, 
'13, played left guard in all but the first three games. 

On the week end of the Wesleyan game, November 9, which resulted in 
a victory for us, we held a small house party. Although the guests were few 
in number, everyone reported an excellent time. 

The following week we closed our football season with the 12-0 defeat of 
Amherst on Pratt field. 

In the annual freshman-sophomore game this fall Brother J. S. Jones 
played halfback on the 1916 team. 

Interclass basketball is now well under way and we are represented by 
seven men on the various teams — Brother Young on the 1913 team ; Brothers 
Ely and Titus on the 1914 team; Brothers Dempsey, Patterson, and Shriver 
on the 1915 team, and Brother J. S. Jones on the freshman. Brother Dempsey 
has been re-elected captain of the sophomore team and Brother Bunnell is 
managing the junior five. Varsity practice also has been started and it is 
almost a certainty that Brother Hodge, who played on the varsity last year, 
will again play one of the forward positions. 

It is also planned to organize an interannual basketball league here this 


Brother West, *I4, has been elected to the Purple Cow board, the humorous 

Brother F. S. Winston, *I5, has been elected to the Record, the tri-weekly 
college publication. 

During the past few weeks we have had the pleasure of entertaining several 
of our alumni and other Phis, including Brother High, Brown, 'ii, coach of 
the Wesleyan eleven. 

Williamstown, Mass., December 12, 191 2. Edward H. Geten, Jr. 


On November 16, Amherst brought to a close what is generally considered 
an unsuccessful football season with a defeat by Williams of 13-0. This 
defeat can scarcely be considered other than the slow but sure result of the 
present so-called "shifting of emphasis". In the belief that the pendulum 
may have swung too far in one direction during the past, Amherst has been 
endeavoring to bring the whole to an even balance. Brother Guetter, '13, 
for his fourth consecutive year played a strong game for the team. In spite 
of being handicapjped by a broken wrist, and the new position of left guard, 
he showed his old time form, and ended his active football career with honor. 
Brother Proudfoot, '13, through his effective playing at left end captured the 
individual honors of the season. His spectacular and conspicuous work became 
a feature of every game. 

Our annual initiation banquet held on November 15, at Rahar's Inn, 
Northampton, was a marked success. Brother Lawson, '95, officiated at toast- 
master. His enthusiastic and humorous toasts did much to make that event 
one of good fellowship and fraternal spirit. We were extremely fortunate 
to have "Jimmie" with us on that occasion. We appreciate the service he 
rendered us by his presence. Brother West, *I4, was delegate from Massa- 
chusetts Alpha. Brothers Jones, '15, and Titus, '14, also of Williams, at- 
tended. The noticeable absence of the usual number of alumni was the most 
disappointing feature of the evening. Brothers Baird, *q2. Smith, '93, Loomis, 
'96, Keedy, '02, Butts, '09, Lord, 'it, and Vernon, *I2, honored us by their 
attendance. Next year with the banquet held in the new chanter house we 
earnestly hope that more alumni will make a strenuous effort to be present. 

The chapter takes great pleasure in presenting to the Fraternity the follow- 
ing men from the class of 1916 : Brothers Harold G. Brewton of Gloucester, 
Mass. ; William G. Chapman of Russell, Pa. ; Eralsey C. Ferguson of Brook- 
line, Mass. ; and Lawrence C. Meredith of Jamestown, N. Y. 

Brother Charles E. Buell, vice-president of Alpha Province, paid a most 
enjoyable visit to the local chanter a few weeks aijo. Since Brother Buell 
comes in contact with so many of the chapters, the information gained through 
him is extremely valuable to the active members. We hope that the time will 
soon come when all the active chapters will be allowed to enjoy such visits 
more frequently than they do at present. 

The new chapter house is rapidly progressing. By the' end of another 
week the surface walls and the roof will be completed. The fire-proof floors 
have all been laid. The interior work will begin in a few days. Through 
the watchful care of Brother Loomis, '96, and the special interest of the con- 
tracting company the construction is proceeding with great satisfaction. 

Brother Wilcox, '13, captain of the hockey team, has called out his squad. 
Practice was begun shortly after the Thanksgiving recess. Brother King, '13, 
will no doubt hold his usual position on the team. 

Brother Renfrew, *I4, on the Dramatics Club, is playing the role of 
Tranio in Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew". 

Brother King, '13, won the annual cross country run, thereby claiming the 
large individual loving cup presented by Earnest Whitcomb, '04. Brother 
King also scored in the N. E. I. A. A. cross country run held in Brookline, 
Mass., on November 16. 


Brother Rankin, '13, is on the mandolin club. 

Brother Ferguson, '16, was one of the speakers at the recent annual fresh- 
man banquet held in Boston. 

Brother Hopkins, '13, was suddenly taken sick a few weeks ago with an 
acute attack of appendicitis. After recovering somewhat from the operation 
he returned to his home in Lansing, Michigan, where he will remain until 
the beginning of the college in January. 

The chapter has recently received visits from Brothers Shute, '08, Barnes, 
ex-' 13, who will graduate this June from the engineering department of the 
University of Pennsylvania; and Blackmer, ex-' 13, of Yale. 

Amherst, Mass., December 14, 191 2. Raymond W. Stone. 


Since the last letter Michigan Alpha has initiated Brothers Boyd Compton 
of Dayton, Ohio; Willys Dodge of Lansing, Mich.; Martin Gait of Shenan- 
doah, Iowa; Malcolm Scott of Connelsville, Pa.; Mort Wilkinson of Buffalo, 
N. Y. ; and Benjamin Motter of Lima, Ohio. 

Special preparations were made for the Cornell -Michigan game and a large 
number of alumni returned. Among these were Brothers Roy Chapin, Robert 
Anderson, Ray Hoover, Frank Rowell, George Jay, Albert Wohlgemuth, 
and Wade Oliver. 

We are represented in campus activities this year by Brothers Haff, captain 
of the track team ; Beck, author of the Michigan Union opera ; Barton, member 
of the football team ; Turpin, on the Comedy club, Wilkins and Miller on the 
musical clubs; Ballantine on the Michiganensian staff; Shafroth on the Michi- 
gan Daily staff; Bade on the art staff of the Michiganensian and the Gargoyle 

Brother Beck has been elected to Barristers; Brother Ballantine to Triangle 
and Brother Shafroth to Sphinx. 

The plans for the junior hop house party have already been started. 
Brother White is our representative on the junior hop committee. 

Ann Arbor, Mich., December 15, 1912. D. Cecil Johnson. 


With the passing of the fall quarter Minnesota Alpha is about to enter her 
new chapter house at 1027 University Ave., S. E. Our new home is located 
two blocks from the campus in the center of a fraternity community, and 
will be ready for occupancy at the end of Christmas vacation. The house 
will be formally opened early in January. 

We have had a very successful rushing season and take pleasure in intro- 
ducing the following initiates : Brothers Andrews, McCanna, Boyce, Frisbce, 
Egginton, Hoerr, Kennedy, Rankin and Bacon. Of these men Brother 
Andrews is a likely candidate for the varsity baseball team ; Brother Bacon 
is on the Minnesota Daily staff and Brother Rankin is managing editor of the 
Gopher staff. All the new men have made good records and * A chapter 
ranks second in scholastic standing among fraternities on the campus. Delta 
Upsilon holding first place. 

Brother Hayward, Minnesota's miniature quarterback, played a remarkably 
good game of football this fall and much of the success of the inexperienced 
team can be attributed to his generalship. Long before he had finished his 
conquests on the gridiron, Ha3rward entered the social arena and landed the 
presidency of the junior ball. 

We urge all 4> A 9 alumni to call on us- more frequently and especially 
visiting Phis who are passing through the city. We're proud of our new home, 
come and see it and enjoy it with us. 

Minneapolis, Minn., December 22, 1912. R. O. Webster. 



We are glad to be able to introduce to Phi Delta Theta this month Brothers 
B. M. Lide and C. F. Allison, who were initiated October 26. These are the 
only men we were able to take in the chapter under the present ruling, which 
requires fifteen hours credit before initiation. Brother R. C. Kemper won 
his M this year on the football team, playing guard through the entire season. 

The faculty of the university has modified its ruling in respect to freshmen 
during the past week. Fraternities having a scholastic standing equal to, or 
above, the student average may now allow their freshmen to eat in the chapter 
house. So far this modification only affects the Beta Theta Pi chapter and us. 
The fifteen hour requirement is still in effect. 

About twenty of the men from this chapter went to Lawrence to see the 
annual Missouri-Kansas game and while there stopped at the house of Kansas 
Alpha. We wish to take this opportunity to thank the brothers • there for 
the entertainment they gave us. 

What is of most importance to us at the present time is the effort we are 
making to get a new chapter house. Every man is plugging all the time 
and we hope to start building operations sometime in the second semester, 
and before March 15 at the latest. 

Columbia, Mo., December 12, 1912. Joseph H. Moore. 


Since our last letter to the Scroll we have initiated two men, and take 
pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity Brothers Spencer Edmunds, of St. 
Louis, and Smith Black, of Fulton. Brother Van Sant is again an active 
member of the chapter. 

We gave an informal dance on the night of November i which was enjoyed 
by all. The annual Christmas banquet and dance will be given on the night 
of December 20 and is looked forward to by all. 

The chapter has enjoyed visits from Brothers John Penney, '11, Lamkin, 
P. G. C, and H. H. Smiley, '96. 

The football season closed with the game with Central College at Fayette 
on Thanksgiving Day. Westminster won by a score of 19 to 16. It was a 
very interesting game. Although we did not get the State College champion- 
ship, Westminster won four out of six college games played. Brothers J. 
McCampbell, Whitlow, Black and Vaughan received a W this year. 

Brother Dallmeyer has been elected business manager of the annual, the 
Blue Jay, for 19 13. 

We have pledged Gahagan Pugh of Shreveport, La., who came to us from 
Missouri Alpha. 

Fulton, Mo., December 14, 19 12. A. R. Dallmeyer. 


Missouri Gamma has just performed the first initiation ceremony of the 
year, and it is with great pleasure that we now introduce to our brothers in 
the Bond, Brother Lee Harrison, Jr., of Bellville, Mo., and Brother Donald 
Lamm of Sedalia, Mo. Brother Lamm was a member of Delta Sigma, which 
has since become Oregon Alpha of Phi Delta Theta. Brother Harrison has 
been made a member of Obelisk, the freshman society. Brother Milford was 
one of twelve men to be awarded a W for the past football season, and in all 
probability will be on the job again when the whistle blows next year. 
Phikeia Lewis made such a good showing on the scrub team and in the 
freshman-sophomore game that he also will prove to be of much value to the 
team next year. Washington University secured the Missouri Valley Confer- 
ence track meet. This will be held on Francis Field on May 31. Brother 
Swope is the manager of the Washington team and Brother Maverick is the 
financial manager of the athletic association. The basketball team is rapidly 


developing, with Brother Cayou coaching and Brothers Swope and Brookes 
working hard for places on the team. 

The Washington University Pan-Hellenic has been doing creditable work 
since its establishment last year. It was through that body that the ruling 
was passed requiring each candidate for initiation into a fraternity to pass 
two successive months' work immediately prior to his initiation w^ith an average 
of C, or no grade below D. Kappa Sigma violated the ruling by initiating 
before the requirements were met. The Pan-Hellenic ruled that Kappa Sigma 
be prohibited from initiating any more men during the remainder of this col- 
lege year» and also that next year her candidates be required to make the 
grades stated for four successive months instead of two. A breach of the rule 
hereafter will be punished by explusion from the Pan-Hellenic Association. 
The Pan-Hellenic gave a smoker in the Commons on the night of the eleventh, 
all the fraternities being represented by active members and alumni. Speeches 
were made to encourage boosting Washington in the high schools, and keeping 
the alumni in touch with university affairs. 

This chapter is arranging to give a big Phi dance about the latter part of 
February. We hope to secure the hearty support of our alumni and we ask 
any Phi who expects to be in St. Louis at that time to make themselves known 
to us so that we may have present all the Phis possible. 

St. Louis, Mo., December 15, 191 2. Clay Preston. 


Next to the national convention the interest of the local chapter is centered 
around our thirty-eighth annual banquet and semi-annual formal dance. The 
banquet will be held at the Lindell Hotel on March 7, and the dance will 
be at the Lincoln Hotel on March 8. The committees are making every effort 
to have a record breaking attendance. Present prospects point to a grand 
reunion, where the older Phis will tell how they got the old bell from the 
Delta Taus (we still have it), or about the "good old times at 743 S. 13th St." 
The committee desires those who are coming to notify J. B. Cain, 2444 P St., 

December 20, we are g'oing to have our annual Christmas party with its 
inseparable Christmas tree. Unfortunately there are going to be women present 
so "Ole" Metcalfe can't perform as Santa Claus this year. 

With the greatest regret we announce the retirement of Brothers Roger Mc- 
Cullough and Bert Barber, both leaving to take advantage of splendid busi- 
ness opportunities. The chapter will sadly miss "George Morgues" little sallies 
in the diary and "Bert's" steady hand at the head of the chapter*s affairs. 

We wish to announce the acquisition of another pledge, Robert Kimball of 
Omaha, recently of Atchison, Kansas. 

Brother Hap Halligan is back again to finish his law course which was 
interrupted last year by typhoid fever. 

The chapter has entertained a great many visitors recently. November 16 
we enjoyed the company of fifteen Phis from Kansas Alpha, who were with 
us on the occasion of the annual Kansas-Nebraska game. As usual Nebraska 
won, even if they didn't get their two touchdowns until the last four minutes 
of the game. The final score was 14 to 3. 

Brothers Crumit and McWilliams, Ohio Gamma, who are on the Orpheum 
circuit at present, enlivened us a number of times during their stay in Lincoln, 
with many a good song and joke, including several dandy new Phi songs. 

Brothers Jenne and Thurston have also sojourned under the chapter roof 
since our last letter. 

Brother Johnson, of this chapter, the noted cartoonist, spoke at university 
convocation recently and gave a most instructive talk with reference to his 
line of work. . 

Brother Cain was master of ceremonies at the senior law hop. He also 
performed the same honors at the senior class hop. 


Brother Victor Halligan won his N in football and was the bright star 
of the team in the Oklahoma game. He made both touchdowns and his line 
plunging was sensational, not failing to gain once the entire first half. 

Brother Lee has been elected a Viking, the junior interfraternity society. 

The chapter was well represented at several recent marriages of our alumni. 
Brother Hugo Birkner and Miss Mary Louis Richards were married November 
6, the entire chapter being invited to the ceremony and accompanying ball. 
Brother George Reeder and Miss Hazel Perrin were married Thanksgiving 
morning. Other marriages of our alumni were Hubert Owens and Miss Alice 
McCuUough, sister of two of our active brothers ; Dick Webster and Miss 
Marion Whitmore ; Bob Gantt and Miss Zola Dellecker. The chapter wishes 
them every success. 

We wish to call the attention of many of our alumni to the fact that by 
paying only one more Scroll assessment, they will have life subscriptions. 

If any of the brothers know of any old scrap books or old numbers of the 
Scroll, they would confer a great favor to the chapter by sending them to us 
at our expense. We are trying to complete the fraternity library with re- 
spect to such things. 

Lincoln, Nebr., December 15, 1912. H. H. Goetze. 


The football season ended in a blaze of glory. Dartmouth lo't but two 
games, and has the honor of holding Harvard to a three to nothing score, 
only a goal from the field beating us. Brother Gibson played his usual bril- 
liant game at center, and Brother Snow^ made an enviable record at fullback. 

Basketball starts with good prospects. Brother Gibson being captiin, and 
Brother Snow being another regular sure of his position. 

In spite of all the prophets of gloom, the long chinning season seems to be 
a success. Few violations of the rules have occurred, and both faculty and 
students seem to welcome the change. A series of entertainments for freshmen 
has been instituted, each fraternity having one night to receive them at the 

Since the last letter to the Scroll, Brothers Borland and Pierce Webster 
have been elected to the Dragon senior society. 

Hanover, N. H., December 12, iqi2. C. S. McDaniel. 


We take pleasure in presenting to the Fraternity, Brothers T. V. Bryant, '15, 
Syracuse, N. Y. ; E. W. Bacon, Erie, Pa.; J. J. Dall, Jr., Brooklyn, N. V.; 
W. K. Drake, Kingston, N. V.; W. J. Frost, Rochester, N. V.; W. M. 
Flesher, Erie, Pa. ; F. S. Lack, Paducah, Ky. ; W. M. McCandless, St. Louis, 
Mo.; J. T. Moir, Plonolulu, Hawaii; F. B. Mullen, Jamaica, L. I.; A. B. 
Sanderson, Jr., Springfield, Mass.; and D. L. Trax, Oil City, Pa., '16. 

In the underclass track meet held several weeks ago, four of the under- 
classmen won their numerals. They were Brothers J. O. Greene, '15, W. A. 
Priester, '15, F. B. Mullen, '16, and A. B. Sanderson, '16. We have now seven 
numeral men in the underclasses and that is a large number. 

Brother Richard Greenwood, '14, did splendid work in the crew competition 
and was elected to the position of assistant manager of the navy. He is the 
first major sport manager in the house for several years. He was also elected 
to the junior honorary society of Aleph Samach and the even year society of 
Gemel Kharm. Brother Greenwood has been appointed to the student confer- 
ence committee which acts in co-operation with the faculty in all cases in- 
volving students. 

Brother R. G. Tewksbury, '14, was finalist in the university championships 
in tennis and is practically assured of a place on the team next year. There 
was an entry of 120, by far the largest that there has ever been. 


developing, with Brother Cayou coaching and Brothers Swope and Brookes 
working hard for places on the team. 

The Washington University Pan-Hellenic has been doing creditable work 
since its establishment last year. It was through that body that the ruling 
was passed requiring each candidate for initiation into a fraternity to pass 
two successive months' work immediately prior to his initiation with an average 
of C, or no grade below D. Kappa Sigma violated the ruling by initiating 
before the requirements were met. The Pan-Hellenic ruled that Kappa Sigma 
be prohibited from initiating any more men during the remainder of this col- 
lege year, and also that next year her candidates be required to make the 
grades stated for four successive months instead of two. A breach of the rule 
hereafter wnll be punished by explusion from the Pan-Hellenic Association. 
The Pan-Hellenic gave a smoker in the Commons on the night of the eleventh, 
all the fraternities being represented by active members and alumni. Speeches 
w^ere made to encourage boosting Washington in the high schools, and keeping 
the alumni in touch with university affairs. 

This chapter is arranging to give a big Phi dance about the latter part of 
February. We hope to secure the hearty support of o"ur alumni and we ask 
any Phi who expects to be in St. Louis at that time to make themselves known 
to us so that we may have present all the Phis possible. 

St. Louis, Mo., December 15, 1 91 2. Clay Preston. 


Next to the national convention the interest of the local chapter is centered 
around our thirty-eighth annual banquet and semi-annual formal dance. The 
banquet w^ill be held at the Lindell Hotel on March 7, and the dance will 
be at the Lincoln Hotel on March 8. The committees are making every effort 
to have a record breaking attendance. Present prospects point to a grand 
reunion, where the older Phis will tell how they got the old bell from the 
Delta Taus (we still have it), or about the "good old times at 743 S. 13th St.'* 
The committee desires those who are coming to notify J. B. Cain, 2444 P St., 

December 20, we are going to have our annual Christmas party with its 
inseparable Christmas tree. Unfortunately there are going to be women present 
so "Ole" Metcalfe can't perform as Santa Claus this year. 

With the greatest regret we announce the retirement of Brothers Roger Mc- 
CuUough and Bert Barber, both leaving to take advantage of splendid busi- 
ness opportunities. The chapter will sadly miss "George Morgues" little sallies 
in the diary and "Bert's" steady hand at the head of the chapter's affairs. 

We wish to announce the acquisition of another pledge, Robert Kimball of 
Omaha, recently of Atchison, Kansas. 

Brother Hap Halligan is back again to finish his law course which was 
interrupted last year by typhoid fever. 

The chapter has entertained a great many visitors recently. November 16 
we enjoyed the company of fifteen Phis from Kansas Alpha, who were with 
us on the occasion of the annual Kansas-Nebraska game. As usual Nebraska 
won, even if they didn't get their two touchdowns until the last four minutes 
of the game. The final score was 14 to 3. 

Brothers Crumit and Mc Williams, Ohio Gamma, who are on the Orpheum 
circuit at present, enlivened us a number of times during their stay in Lincoln, 
with many a good song and joke, including several dandy new Phi songs. 

Brothers Jenne and Thurston have also sojourned under the chapter roof 
since our last letter. 

Brother Johnson, of this chapter, the noted cartoonist, spoke at university 
convocation recently and gave a most instructive talk with reference to his 
line of work. 

Brother Cain was master of ceremonies at the senior law hop. He also 
performed the same honors at the senior class hop. 


Brother Victor Halligan won his N in football and was the bright star 
of the team in the Oklahoma game. He made both touchdowns and his line 
plunging was sensational, not failing to gain once the entire first half. 

Brother Lee has been elected a Viking, the junior interfratemity society. 

The chapter was well represented at several recent marriages of our alumni. 
Brother Hugo Birkner and Miss Mary Louis Richards were married November 
6, the entire chapter being invited to the ceremony and accompanying ball. 
Brother George Reeder and Miss Hazel Perrin were married Thanksgiving 
morning. Other marriages of our alumni were Hubert Owens and Miss Alice 
McCullough, sister of two of our active brothers ; Dick Webster and Miss 
Marion Whitmore ; Bob Gantt and Miss Zola Dellecker. The chapter wishes 
them every success. 

We wish to call the attention of many of our alumni to the fact that by 
paying only one more Scroll assessment, they will have life subscriptions. 

If any of the brothers know of any old scrap books or old numbers of the 
Scroll, they would confer a great favor to the chapter by sending them to us 
at our expense. We are trying to complete the fraternity library with re- 
spect to such things. 

Lincoln, Xebr., December 15, 19 12. H. H. Goetze. 


The football season ended in a blaze of glory. Dartmouth Io>t but two 
games, and has the honor of holding Harvard to a three to nothing score, 
only a goal from the field beating us. Brother Gibson played his usual bril- 
liant game at center, and Brother Snow made an enviable record at fullback. 

Basketball starts with good prospects. Brother Gibson being captiin, and 
Brother Snow being another regular sure of his position. 

In spite of all the prophets of gloom, the long chinning season seems to be 
a success. Few violations of the rules have occurred, and both faculty and 
students seem to welcome the change. A series of entertainments for freshmen 
has been instituted, each fraternity having one night to receive them at the 

Since the last letter to the Scroll, Brothers Borland and Pierce Webster 
have been elected to the Dragon senior society. 

Hanover, N. H., December 12, iqi2. C. S. Mc Daniel. 


We take pleasure in presenting to the Fraternity, Brothers T. V. Bryant, '15, 
Syracuse, N. Y. ; E. W. Bacon, Erie, Pa. ; J. J. Dall, Jr., Brooklyn, N. V. ; 
W. K. Drake, Kingston, N. Y. ; W. J. Frost, Rochester, N. Y. ; W. M. 
Flesher, Erie, Pa. ; F. S. Lack, Paducah, Ky. ; W. M. McCandless, St. Louis, 
Mo.; J. T. Moir, Honolulu, Hawaii; F. B. Mullen, Jamaica, L. I.; A. B. 
Sanderson, Jr., Springfield, Mass.; and D. L. Trax, Oil City, Pa., 16. 

In the underclass track meet held several weeks ago, four of the under- 
classmen won their numerals. They were Brothers J. O. Greene, '15, W. A. 
Priester, *I5, F. B. Mullen, '16, and A. B. Sanderson, '16. We have now seven 
numeral men in the underclasses and that is a large number. 

Brother Richard Greenwood, '14, did splendid work in the crew competition 
and was elected to the position of assistant manager of the navy. He is the 
first major sport manager in the house for several years. He was also elected 
to the junior honorary society of Aleph Samach and the even year society of 
Gemel Kharm. Brother Greenwood has been appointed to the student confer- 
ence committee which acts in co-operation with the faculty in all cases in- 
volving students. 

Brother R. G. Tewksbury, *I4, w^as finalist in the university championships 
in tennis and is practically assured of a place on the team next year. There 
was an entry of 120, by far the largest that there has ever been. 


Brother T. V. Bryant, *I5, has been elected to the sophomore athletic fra- 
ternity of Dunstan. 

Brother A. C. Peters, '15, is on the varsity basketball squad, of which team 
Brother G. H. Rockwell, '13, is manager. 

The chapter enjoyed a very pleasant visit from Brother McGee and 
Shepherd of the class of '07. They assisted as greatly in rushing and we 
desire to thank them most cordially. Brother A. R. Coffin, '04, also paid 
us a very pleasant visit, together with Brothers J. R. Metcalfe, ex-* 13, and 
E. E. Walker, '03. 

We announce with sorrow the death of Brother B. F. Hurd, *9I. 

The musical clubs are to take a trip at Christmas and will stop in many 
cities from here to New Orleans. Brothers Little, '13, and Koch, '13, are in- 
cluded in the list of men to go. Brother Little is soloist of the mandolin 
club and Brother Koch violinist. 

Brother W. J. Frost, *i6, has been elected secretary of the freshman class 
and Brothers McCandless, *i6, and Drake, *i6, appointed to the tax and 
election committee respectively. 

Pennsylvania Zeta very kindly extended an invitation to the chapter to have 
Thanksgiving dinner with them and twelve of the men enjoyed their hospitality. 
We take this opportunity of expressing our sincere appreciation of their 

The chapter as a whole is in splendid shape and we are looking forward to 
one of the most successful years in the history of the chapter. 

Ithaca, N. Y., December 11, 1912. H. Wallace Peters. 


The football team closed a most successful season November 16, losing 
one game in eight. The prospects for next year are unusually good. Brother 
Telfer, '14, will be manager of the team. 

Basketball practice has started with an excellent squad, three men of last 
year's varsity being back. Brothers Lent, '13, and Northrop, '16, are on the 

We take great pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity at large Brothers 
Santee, Northrop, Van Deusen, Hopkins and Ogsbury, all of the class of 1916. 

On November 16 the chapter gave a smoker for its alumni. Plans for 
the new chapter house were discussed and prospects are very bright. 

During the past few weeks we have enjoyed visits from Brothers Grout, 
'01, Richards, '07, Blessing, '88, Blessing, '94, Hawn, '03, Willis, '97, Moon, 
*o6, Bishop, '03, Collen, '98, Guardenier, '04, Beadle, '04, Simonton, New York 
Alpha, '06. 

Schenectady, N. Y., December 14, 191 2. John P. Lacey. 


Studies and social activities are now occuping a foremost place with the 
students at Columbia. The soccer team played its last game on Saturday and 
the basketball team have not played any of the games yet. 

The forepart of November the active chapter gave a smoker to the alumni. 
It was a very enjoyable event, many of this and other chapter's alumni being 

The first performance of the sophomore show is to be given tonight. 
Brother Wm. Brophy, *I5, playing the leading part. The mid-winter dance 
of this chapter is to be held January 10. 

The committees of the senior class were appointed last week. Brother 
Phillipson is on the senior dinner committee. Brother Hillas on the class day 
committee and Brother Houghton on the finance committee. 

At a meeting of the Intercollegiate Amateur Gymnasts Association held 
at Columbia last week, Brother Houghton represented this university. 

The comer-stone of Fumald Hall, the new dormitory now in the course 


of construction, was laid last week by the donor, Mrs. Furnald. She is the 
aunt of Brother Hiestand, Ohio Alpha. 

We have enjoyed visits recently from Brothers Bnell, Palmer and Banta. 
Brother Mncklestone of Washington Alpha, after a short stay in this city 
altered his plans of studying in Boston this winter and is stasdng at our house 
while he takes postgraduate work at Columbia. 

New York, N. Y., December i8, 1912. Stanley W. Thompson. 


With the Christmas season almost at hand New York Epsilon is congratulat- 
ing itself upon the successful season just passed and looking forward to a 
successful new year. It gives us great pleasure to introduce to the Fraternity 
the following Brothers: James N. Bills, '16, Camden, N. J.; Willard Emerson, 
'16, Rochester, N. Y.; Harold White, *i6, New York City; Gordon Morrow, 
'16, Oneida, N. Y.; Frank Weeks, '16, Elmira, N. Y.; John I. Richer, '16, 
New Berlin, N. Y. ; Harold Kimber, '16, East Syracuse, N. Y. ; and Ransford 
Marsher, '15, Syracuse, N. Y. 

In the football season just passed, one of mingled victory and defeat. New 
York Epsilon was represented by five men, of whom Brothers Darby, '13, and 
Luddington, '15, were awarded their block S, and Brothers Throckmorton, '14, 
Priory, '15, and Kingsley, '15, their aSa. On the freshman team played 
Brothers Bills, White, Kanka and Weeks, all of whom received their numerals. 

On the evenings of December 10 and 11, Tambourine and Bones, the uni- 
versity musical organization of which Brother Darby is president, Brother 
Healey, manager, and Brother Scott, musical director, produced "Wistaria," 
a musical comedy by Mr. Harry Lee and Brother David R. Walsh, '12. 
It was a great success, being pronounced by several dramatic critics one of 
the best musical comedies they had ever seen. Brother Walsh who composed 
the music returned from Vienna where he has been studying, to direct the 
orchestra. In the cast the chapter was represented by Brother Darby, '13, 
who played the leading part, and also by Brothers Plough, De Young and 

The relay season has opened and prospects are very bright for another 
championship team. On the squad * A is represented by Brother Taylor, *I4. 

It is with great pleasure we announce the affiliation of Brother De Young, 
*I5, from Pennsylvania Delta. 

We have been pleased in the past month to receive a visit from Brother 
Charles Buell, vice-president of Alpha Province. 

The evening of December 20, New York Epsilon will give its annual Christ- 
mas smoker; a wonderful Christmas tree, an original playlet, and many other 
marvels will be features of the evening's entertainment and we are expecting 
many of the alumni back. 

We have taken great pleasure in the past few weeks in visits from Brothers 
Deahl of Pennsylvania Beta, Lusk and Hodgkins of New York Alpha, and 
Waugh, *09, Simpson, *io. Dexter, '07, and Kanka. '11. 

Syracuse, N. Y., December 15, 19 12. Garrick M. Taylor. 


All the members of the active chapter have retured to college after a two- 
weeks vacation for Christmas. Each member swears that the holidays were the 
best he ever enjoyed, and there are some fleeting rumors that one or two of 
the fellows lost their pins during the vacation. All hail the new "sister Phis!" 

It is with a great deal of pleasure that the chapter records the recent aflilia- 
tion with us of Brother Lee Gravely, of Rocky Mount, N. C. Brother Gravely 
was initiated at Virginia Gamma, where he starred for several seasons on the 
diamond. He afterwards went to Virginia Beta to study law. He decided 
later that a course in law at his own state university would put the finishing 
touches on him ; and so he is at present firmly and loyally seated in our midst. 


Brother Whitney, our delegate to the Chicago convention, is back with us 
and bristling with news and enthusiasm. He reports having had a most en- 
joyable time. The members of the chapter are unanimous in their approval 
of the charters recently granted. They also wish to extend congratulations 
to Brother Fred J. Coxe, North Carolina Beta, '97, on account of his re-elec- 
tion as S. G. C. 

At a recent. musicale given by the glee club and orchestra, all three of the 
chapter's representative songsters starred. Brother Meeks captivated the 
audience with his wonderful tenor solos, and was encored until he finally 
just had to refuse to sing further. Brothers Cook and Millender came in for 
their share of honors. The handsome brunette beauty of Brother Cook, dressed 
in an evening suit, is said to have prostrated a certain girl in the audience 
with "Anniemacgeheetis." Oh Agnes, look who's coming! 

Brother Edwards, captain of the varsity baseball team, has begun to take 
advantage of our usual sunny Southern climate and is having his men out 
every cloudless afternoon limbering up. In the post-season election for the 
captain of the 1913 football team. Brother Applewhite received a very com- 
plimentary vote. The candidates tied on the first ballot ; he was defeated by 
a close margin on the final ballot. Brother Applewhite, at a recent election 
by the junior class, was elected commencement marshal. Brother Whitney 
was assistant leader at the recent Gorgon's Head dance. 

Mid year examinations began today and w^ill continue through January 23. 
All in the chapter expect to come through with colors flying. 

Chapel Hill, N. C, January 13, 1913. Svvade E. Barbour. 


Since our last letter Ohio Alpha has enjoyed a pleasant visit from Brother 
Chas. F. Lamkin. P. G. C. 

On December 14, we held our initiation, and Ohio Alpha takes great pleas- 
ure in introducing to the Fraternity Donald Frazer, Bellefontaine, Ohio; 
Hoover Brown, Morrill, Ohio ; Osmond Barton, Bellefontaine, Ohio ; Maur- 
ice Leonard, London, Ohio; Raymond Crozier, Madison, Ind. ; Clifton Mc- 
Fadden, Ridgeville, Ind.; Ellis Yaple, Chillicothe, Ohio; David Gaskill. 
Greenville, Ohio ; and Paul McGinness, Kingston, Ohio. 

University athletics are just at that dull period between the close of foot- 
ball season and the opening of the basketball schedule. Brother Prugh played 
his third and last season of football this year. Brothers Magill, Doeller, and 
Reeve are members of the cross-country team. 

Ohio Alpha is well represented on the glee club this year, having seven 
men. Brothers Pine, Magill, Ruder, Callis. McGinness, McFadden, and Fra«er. 

The chapter feels keenly the loss of Brother Donald Fitzgerald, '11;, who 
has retired from school to take a position with the John Deere Plow Co., of 

The junior prom will be held January 31, and Brother Magill is on the 
committee. Brother Huston, of Indianapolis, will have charge of the decora- 
tions this year, as he did last year. The chapter will hold its annual house- 
party at that time, and expects visits from many of her alumni. 

Oxford, Ohio, January 12, 1913. Walter Fiegenbai'M. 


Ohio Beta is enjoying a year of unusual prosperity. We have not been 
able to initiate any of our freshmen pledges as yet, owing to the Pan-Hellenic 
ruling that no underclassmen can be initiated until they have successfully 
passed the work of the first semester. But in the next issue of the Scroll 
we hope to introduce to the Fraternity some new brothers of whom we can 
justly be proud. 

While the football season which has just closed was a disappointment on 
the basis of comparative scores, yet probably never in the history of the 


university has a crippled team received such loyal support from the student 
body. Three Phis won their W this year. Brothers Harris, guard; Helter, 
sub-center; and Jones, sub-end. After the Ohio State- Wesleyan game, Ohio 
Beta had the pleasure of entertaining at dinner nearly the entire chapter of 
Ohio Zeta. 

The prospects for a fast basketball team are exceedingly bright. Though 
three old varsity men graduated last year, there is an abundance of new material 
which is very promising. Ohio Beta is again upholding her former reputa- 
tion by having four men on the squad. Of these, Brother Wright, the star 
forward of last year's team, should have no difficulty in retaining his position. 
Brother Gates is playing regular guard, while Brother Harris and Phikeia 
Thompson, '14, are making strong fights for guard and forward respectively. 
Though the freshmen team has not been definitely picked, we are represented 
on the squad by three men, Phikeias Page, Shepard and Parker. 

Since our last letter Brother Shipps has been elected senior representative 
on the Honor Court and Brother Lynch, president of the senior class. 

We have recently enjoyed visits from Brothers Charles F. Lamkin, presi- 
dent of the general council ; J. W. Pontius, '06, Y. M. C. A. Secretary at 
Ohio State University; L. P. Cary, '12, Y. M. C. A. Secretary at Washington 
and Lee University; W. W. Cary, '10, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; E. E. 
Patton, 'II, coach and professor of mathematics at Moore's Hill College; E. 
G. Barnett, '08, of Cleveland, Ohio ; Warren Burns, 'og, of Marietta, Ohio ; 
and Arthur Collmer, 'og, of Columbus, Ohio. 

Delaware, Ohio, December 15, 1912. Lawre.vce R. Lynch. 


Ohio University is enjoying the most prosperous year in its long history. 
This prosperity is largely due to President Ellis, a brother in the Bond, who 
with his time and influence is pushing Ohio University to the front rank of 
American colleges. 

Ohio Gamma takes great pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity, Brothers 
Hugo Fisher, New Bedford ; Don Ross, Akron ; Darby Ken yon, Wauseon ; John 
Price, .Oscar Fulton, and Byron Wolf, Athens; and Earle Jackson, Nelson- 
ville, Ohio. 

Brother Ross was unanimously elected as football captain for the coming 
year. Brother Falloon has been elected president of the Atheneon Literary 

On November 16 we gave our semester dance which was a masquerade. 
The hall was elaborately decorated with 2,000 white carnations which were 
suspended from the ceiling. Several of our visiting alumni were here together 
with brothers from other chapters. We have started a series of Saturday 
matinee dances which so far have been quite a success. 

Athens, Ohio, December 16, 1912. W. J. Chamberlain. 


The football season closed with the Thanksgiving game with the Michigan 
Aggies and while we were beaten by them we won from all conference teams 
and by so doing proved our claim to the championship of Ohio. Phi Delta 
Theta was represented on this champion team by Brothers Troutman and Pick- 
rel. Brother Pickrel being handicapped by repeated injuries to his knee was 
kept out of the last game and was unable to show his true form. 

The chapter entertained with an informal dance on the evening of October 
28. Besides the active chapter and the pledges we had the honor of having 
with us several faculty members of Phi Delta Theta, among whom were 
Professors and Mesdames William McPherson, J. B. Preston and R. D. Bohan- 
non. We also had the pleasure of entertaining Brother and Mrs. J. L. Con- 
nors of Indiana Theta who are now located in Columbus. 


The evening before the brothers left for their Thanksgiving vacation the 
chapter entertained Coach Richards and Athletic Director St. John at a 
roast pig dinner. 

With the approach of Christmas we are making plans for onr annual Christ- 
mas tree celebration in the carr3ring out of which we expect a very delightful 
time. The following evening we are giving a farewell Christmas dance at 
which we expect to excel all previous records for having a good time. 

Within the past month we have enjoyed visits from Brother Lamkin, presi- 
dent of general council and Brother John D. Ellis, our province president, 
and Brother George Banta, past-president of general council and publisher 
of the Scroll. 

Columbus, Ohio, December 15, 19 12. Paul A. Carothers. 


Ohio Eta, after a successful rushing season, is at last in good running 
order. The active chapter is now composed of twenty-two men of which we 
take great pleasure in introducing Brothers A. M. Baehr, W. J. Ovington, W. 
P. Voth, H. L. Wood, J. C. Perkins, H. E. Shaddick, and A. W. Smythe. At 
present there are seventeen men living in the house, which is about as many as 
there is room for, ten of this number are active. 

Phi Delta Theta was represented on the football field this year by Brother 
Whitacre, who won his C, and by Brothers Fisher, Feather, DeLancy and 
Perkins who won their numerals. While the chapter had only one varsity man 
this year, the prospects are quite good for one or two more next year. The 
chapter is represented on the glee club by four men and on the band by two. 
Brothers Davis and Glaser are on the junior dance committee. 

There will be an informal dance on December 13 and a formal dinner dance 
on January 17. The harvest party on November 8 was a great success and we 
expect to hold another house party before long. 

Since football season is over more time is being put on studies. Ohio Eta 
does not expect to lose any men at midyears. 

Cleveland, Ohio, December 12, 19 12. Albert T. Case. 


Ohio Theta takes great pleasure in announcing to her sister chapters the 
entrance into Phi Delta Theta of Brothers Yeatman Anderson, Cleveland, 
Ohio; William Taylor, Mercersburg, Pa.; James Spence, Mil ford; Robert 
McRoberts, Cincinnati ; Robert Giebel, Cincinnati ; Nelson Reck, Rockford, 
111. ; John Ames, Cincinnati ; Charles Seickman, Milford, Ohio ; Bert Wolf- 
koetter, Cincinnati ; Roland Pyne, Newport, Ky. ; ' Robert Crittenden, Ky. ; 
Ray Church, Cincinnati. 

The initiation was held in part at the summer home of Brother Wright in 
Epworth Heights. Many alumni and all of the active chapter attended. 
The ceremonies were closed by a splendid banquet. 

Brother Clem Fenker was unanimously elected captain of the football team. 
Brothers Fenker, A. C. Wells, Burton Robinson, William Robinson, Earl 
Vinnedge were on the regular team. Brother Pottenger, manager of the team 
was awarded his C for faithful services. Brother Walter Mclntire was ap- 
pointed assistant manager of basketball. Brother Anderson made the glee 
club and has been chosen to write a skit for the club. Brother J. W. Pottenger 
was elected president of the Academic Club and Brother Clint Wander was 
made secretary. Brother Wunder is also chairman of the annual vaudeville 

The following members of the chapter played on the freshman team in 
the annual contest between the freshies and sophs; Brothers Giebel, 
Crittenden, and Taylor. Brother Reck will make the swimming team. 
Brothers Yocum, Fenker and Harding will play basketball. At the recent 
election of the chapter officers Brother Burt Robinson was chosen president; 


Brother Wright, secretary; Brother Wells, treasurer; Brother Will Robinson, 
historian ; Brother Mclntire, warden ; Brother Wundcr, reporter. 

A cnstom has been instituted of having an open house every Sunday after- 
noon at the chapter house. On alternate Sundays these parties are stag affairs 
and then members of the faculty are invited. In the teaching force of varsity 
we have Brother John De Ellis who is in the English department of the evening 
courses; Brother Wunder, student assistant in social science, and Brother Mc- 
lntire in physics. Brother J. W, Pottenger manages the varsity book store and 
Brother Robinson is his assistant. Brother Professor S. Gale Lowrie, head 
of the political science department, late of Wisconsin, has been a great help 
to the chapter since his arrival. 

The annual Christmas dance was held December i8 at the Hotel Alms. 
About sixty couples were in attendance. During the evening luncheon was 
served in the handsome dining hall of the hotel. It was the best dance Ohio 
Theta has had in years. An early date was chosen because of the convention. 

At various times during the past weeks the chapter has been pleased to 
receive visits from many Phis who happened to be in Cincinnati and it is 
hoped that all Phis will take advantage of our new home and drop in when- 
ever in the "Queen City". 

The university student body has decided to take up what will be the greatest 
student activity ever attempted at University of Cincinnati, namely, the organi- 
zation of a "Circus" or Carnival to be given next spring for the benefit of 
athletics at varsity. A committee has been appointed and the work will be 
supported in the main by the University Club, an organization made up of 
representatives of all student clubs and fraternities. Each fraternity will be 
allotted space on the "Midway" and will be expected to do their part toward 
the general entertainment. If it is permitted by the editor each issue will 
contain some reference to this event and it is hoped that Phis in and about 
Cincinnati will make a special endeavor to reach here at that time. The carni- 
val will probably last a week. 

Cincinnati, Ohio, December 12, 1912. Clint Wunder. 


With much pleasure we introduce to the Fraternity the following brothers, 
initiated November 23, 1912: Larry T. Higgins, *!$, Toronto, Donald B. 
Mnlholland, '16, Toronto, Collin Simpson, *i6, Toronto, and Edwin Ray 
Meredith, '16, New Westminster, B. C. We also present Phikeia Somerville, 
whom we have pledged for next year. 

The University of Toronto hockey team took their usual trip to New York 
and Boston in the Christmas vacation. They defeated the Crescent Hockey 
Club of Brooklyn in an exhibition game and were beaten by the Boston Athletic 
Club. They are scheduled to play exhibition games with Harvard and Yale 
next week. Brother Frith is again captain and Brother Aird has made a 
place on the team. Much regret is expressed around the university owing 
to the fact that Brother Cuzner will be unable to pay this season, due to an 
injury sustained in the final Rugby game with McGill. The Intercollegiate 
hockey series starts next week. 

Brother Preston is captain of the second basketball team and it is expected 
that Brothers Verity and Fawcett will play on the team. 

Ontario Alpha was recently honored by a visit from Brother Chas. E. Buell, 
vice-president of Alpha Province. Such a visit is always an event in the history 
of our chapter, and we hope at some future date that one of the general 
council will be able to visit us. We were also pleased to entertain Brothers 
Padden and Lavery of Quebec Alpha, and Brother Webb, Ontario Alpha, '09. 

Toronto, Ontario, January it, 1913. R. L. Junkin. 


On December 6 Oregon Alpha increased its membership with ten of the best 
new men in college. Since our last report Arthur Crawford, '16, was pledged 


and initiated with the others. When the boys had recovered sufficiently from 
their bruises a "booming" banquet was given in their honor. Each initiate 
told of the great things he was going to do for Phi Delta Theta. From the 
amount of "pep** and enthusiasm shown it was evident that they meant what 
they said. 

The football season closed on Thanksgiving Day, leaving Oregon and Wash- 
ington State College tied for third place in the Northwest Conference. Our 
team began the season in poor shape, losing its first two games, but improved 
as the season advanced and defeated Idaho and Oregon Agricultural College. 
Brother Bailey has played his last intercollegiate game, ending up the season 
as All-Northwest tackle for the fourth time. Football critics who hive seen 
Bailey in action herald him as the greatest tackle ever turned out in the 
Northwest. The giant linesman played the crowning game of his career in 
the O. A. C. game, proving a remarkable defensive player and getting down 
under punts even faster than the ends and nailing the man in his tracks — a 
thing seldom accomplished by a 240 pound tackle. 

The fraternity basketball team suffered defeat at the hands of the Phi 
Gamma Delta quintet, due to the lack of practice. Our next game is with the 
dormitory and we are hoping for better success. 

Brothers Maris and Giles are on the glee club again this year. The club 
starts on an extensive tour through northern and eastern Oregon about Decem- 
ber 20. The chapter is arranging to entertain the varsity warblers with a formal 
dance on January 10. 

Brother Thomas was chairman of the Engineering Club dance committee. 
The dance was the first of its kind given for several years, but will now most 
likely become a regular event since it proved such a success. 

In the production of the old Greek play, "The Clouds", Brother Geisler 
played a prominent part and Brother Campbell composed the mus-ic for the 

The chapter has been favored by a number of visits from resident Phis 
and sincerely hopes that no Phi who may stop in Eugene or vicinity will fail 
to either let us know of his whereabouts or call on us at 810 Kincaid St. 

Eugene, Ore., December 14, iqi2. Carroll M. Wagner. 


As the fall term draws near a close the chapter is able to look back over 
the last few months with considerable satisfaction. 

The football team did not have a very successful season but since we played 
the hardest schedule that the college has ever had the results of the games 
look much better. Brothers Royer, Hennessey and Haas received their I/s, 
the latter as manager of the team. 

A dance is now under consideration for next term, also a banquet between 
Pennsylvania Eta and our chapter, which will tend to draw the two chapters 
into closer relations. 

The Sock and Buskin play has been decided upon and several brothers 
expect to try for the cast. 

Brother Morgan, '16, represents us on the college band, which is recognized 
as one of the best college bands in the east. 

During the term the chapter has received visits from the following Brothers : 
W. H. Waygood, '88, J. T. Baker, '82, A. Crane, '12, F. W. Royer. *I0, E. L. 
Reynolds, ex-'i3, R. H. McCauley, '12, C. C. Evans, '8t, L. Long, *ii, F. S. 
Welch, '08, H. G. Hewitt, '09, J. White, 09, D. Vought, '10. M. O. Cederquist, 
'12, G. J. Alexander, '06, O. L. Bender, '06, and L. H. Boland, ex-' 14. 

J. W. Mann of the class of '14 has been pledged. 

Easton, Pa., December 14, 19 12. Be.vjamin H. Welty. 



Gettysburg College closed her football season with three victories and 
seven defeats marked against her. Owing to the presence of so many new 
men who had to be broken in it was not until the latter part of the season 
that systematic and uniform playing was obtained. Brothers Dulebohn and 
N. Diehl were awarded their G and Brother Fasich a G. C. 

The basketball schedule recently published contains many good games, a 
number being with new schools. The team appears exceptionally strong and 
a good season is looked forward to. 

Besides the men introduced in the last number of the Scroll, the chapter 
here introduces Brothers Mortimer and Zerby who recently learned the mys- 
teries of the Fraternity. The chapter now numbers twenty. 

At a recent election Brother Fasick was elected manager for next year's 
football team. Brother Musselman secured manager of the sophompre play 
and Brother Haas was appointed on the junior prom committee. 

Gettysburg, Pa., -December, 1912. J. Merrill Hepler. 


At present, things are rather quiet in college activities. After winding up 
a most successful footfall season by beating Bucknell 22-7 on Thanksgiving 
Day, interest now turns to interclass basketball. 

We are represented in basketball by Brothers Eaton, '13, Williams, '15, 
Biggert, *i6, and Jeffres, '16. Brother Williams was recently elected captain 
of the sophomore team. 

Brother Corbett, '14, was elected editor-in-chief of the Pandora, the college 

Brother Warner, '14, is an associate editor of the Red and Black, our weekly 
paper, of the J offer soman, our monthly magazine, and is also on the Pandora 

I take great pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity Brothers Warner, '14, 
Jeffres, '16, Donnan, '16, MacClelland, '16, and Thomas, '16. Phikeia Cobun 
was forced to leave college an'd return to his home. He hopes to re-enter in 
the spring term. 

The chapter was recently visited by Brothers Luccock, '12, O'Niel, ex-'i3, 
Stewart, '06, and Brother Lindsay, president of Alpha Province. 

Washington, Pa., December 12, 1912. James T. Jackson. 


At the chapter house the event of the season was the fall party, which was 
held on Xovember 30. By the efforts of the members a good many repairs 
had been made on the house, so that it presented a better appearance than it 
has for some time. The decoration of the dinner table was greatly improved by 
the gift of some glass-ware from Brother Dalzell, 12. After the dinner the 
guests were entertained by Brother Meek, Ter»ne«see Alpha, '83, with his 
toast on "The Mule," and by Brothers Rose and Smith with some duets. Al 
though too late for the party, the chapter has about completed arrangements 
for buying a new piano which is greatly needed. A short time before the 
partv the seniors entertained a few of their friends at the house. 

The football season which has just clo«;ed was not very successful for 
Allegheny. At the opening of the season Montgomery field, the new athletic 
field was formally dedicated, but we won but one game on it during the season. 
At the close of the season President Crawford annou-^ced that an overflow 
athletic field of twenty-six acres had been purchased and wis already the 
property of the college. We were represented on the football squad by 
Brothers Graham and Metcalf. 

The prospect for basketball is very promising, and it looks as though 
Brother Hawk would captain another winning team. All the old men have 
returned, and one or two freshmen show ability in the game. 


We will doabtless be well represented in debate, for, althoagh the teams 
have not yet been announced, we had six men in the try-outs. Brothers Mac- 
Gowan and Bright are the only old men who have returned this year. 

A successful men's week has just been conducted by the Y. M. C. A. of which 
Brother Wieler is president. The meetings were led by Doctor Thoburn of 
Erie. Brother Wieler has also been elected editor of the Kaldron for 1913. 

Meadville, Pa., December 14, 191 2. Paul F. Barackman. 


Dickinson had a splendid football team this year, and although the results 
in several instances were disappointing, yet taken altogether they were very 
good. Phi Delta Theta was represented on the varsity by Brothers Bashore, 
'13, and Davis, *i6. A football critic of authority said that Brother Bashore 
was the best tackle that had played on Franklin Field (Philadelphia) this 
season, and we feel sure that he spoke the truth. 

For several reasons the athletic committee, thought it best not to have the 
college represented by a basketball team this year. 

Responding to the call for musical club rehearsals Brothers Guntcr, '13, 
Hicks, '14, Davis, '16, and Baker, '16, are trying out for the glee club, and 
Brothers Paterson, '13, Dietz, '14, R. Fasick, '15, H. Fasick, *I5, and Steckel, 
*i6, for the mandolin club. 

In a competitive examination for the Rhode's scholarship to Oxford Uni- 
versity, England, Brother Hicks, '14, is one among five who have passed. 

The appearance of the living room in our house has been greatly improved. 
Brothers Hock, '11, and Bashore, '13, have re-calcimined and painted it, and in 
addition to this the room has been refurnished with mission furniture. To the 
card-room adjoining the living room an open fireplace is being added. 

The chapter wishes to acknowledge the visits of Brothers T. M. B. Hicks, 
'86, Parsons, '11, and Baker, '04. 

Carlisle, Pa., December 10, 1912. R. B. Paterson. 


A very successful rushing season has now practically come to a close and 
we take great pleasure in introducing Brothers Robert Thomas Boyd, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. ; Horace Thorr Greenwood, Jr., Frankfort, Pa. ; Howard Homer 
Hildebrand, Wayne, Pa. ; Edgar Marburg, Jr., Philadelphia, Pa. ; Harold 
Fredric Speirs, Ardmore, Pa. ; Stewart Pearson Foltz, Newcastle, Pa. ; John 
Hollenbock Gibson, Philadelphia, Pa. With these new initiates we also have 
seven pledged men who are to be initiated in the near future. 

The football season this year at Pennsylvania was mediocre as regards good 
playing, but the team redeemed itself nobly in the last three games played in 
beating Michigan, Carlisle and Cornell, games in which Brother Wilson took 
a very important part. 

As customary a tea was given at the house after the Cornell game. A very 
successful social event at which all the brothers were made hinpy bv the an- 
pearance of many good looking young ladies. Many of the Cornell brothers 
were present and helped make the party a success. 

Finally on the Saturday following Thanksgiving the usual Army and Navy 
game was held and brought out society to the fullest extent. We wish to 
acknowledge the visit of several of the brothers from the Naval Academy 
and West Point Military Academy. 

The basketball season has opened and we are represented on the team by 
Brothers Bloom, Wallace, and Crane. 

On the swimming team Brothers Jamieson (captain) and Ouerbacker are 
upholding the position of Pennsylvania Zeta. 

The glee club has been chosen and on it we are represented by Brothers 
Jamieson and Foltz. 

Brother Chadbourne is out for the wrestling team. Brother Dutton is 



oat for assistant manager of the wrestling team and Brother Dwyer is oat 
for assistant manager of the basketball team. Brother Hogan has been elected 
to the Mask and Whig Clab. 

We have all the brothers oat for some team or publication and interested in 
college activities and our new system inaugurated is working to advantage. 

Philadelphia, Pa., December 9, 19 12. H. Stanley Kreimer. 


Since the last letter to the Scroll^ Lehigh has finished the most successful 
football season that she has experienced in years by beating Lafayette lo-o. 
Brother Bryant, the manager, is to be congratulated upon the number of 
interesting games scheduled and upon the support his team gave their uni- 
versity. Brother Crichton, '15, represented us on the varsity at fullback 
throughout the season. 

The minstrel association on December 14 gave its annual show in Drown 
Hall, followed by an informal dance. A musical burlesque, "Mr. Mikado," 
was the offering, which was well presented — Brothers Borden, *i6, and Bryant, 
13, assisting. 

On the evening of December 13 the sophomore cotillion club gave its first 
dance of the year. We are represented in the cotillion by Brothers Dickey, 
Crichton, and Murphy. All reported a most pleasant and well spent evening. 

Our basketball season is well under way and the team shows exceptional 
ability, and gives promise of an interesting series of games as arranged by 
Brother Cosgrove, '13, the manager. Brother Crichton, '15, a last year's star, 
is again on the varsity string and promises to be better than ever. 

The wrestling squad is rounding into shape and appears well able to make 
a good showing when the season opens. We take pleasure in presenting to 
the Fraternity, Brother Kring, *i6, of Johnstown, Pa., who represents us on 
the wrestling squad. 

Among the recent visitors to Pennsylvania Eta were Brothers Gadd, '93, 
Homer, '11, with the Ingersol-Rand Company; Borden, '11, with the United 
States Coast and Geodetic Survey; Pierce, '93, who is flirting with success in 
Alberta; Franklin, Kansas Alpha, '87; Harleman, Franklin, '12, who is now 
attending Yale. 

South Bethlehem, Pa., January 13, 19 13. E. W. Chandler. 


Pennsylvania State closed the most successful football season in her history 
on Thanksgiving Day with the record of every game won, including victories 
over Pennsylvania, Cornell, Ohio State, and Pittsburgh University. Brother 
Wilson at end, and Brother Hansen at tackle have both played their last game 
for Pennsylvania State, and there has seldom been two harder working, more 
valuable men leave the team. Brothers Weston, Whetstone and Hay repre- 
sented the chapter on the scrubs. 

Basketball season opened last night with a victory over the Pittsburgh 
Collegians. We are represented on the varsity by Brother Hay. 

Wrestling is commanding its usual great share of interest, the schedule for 
the coming season including Yale, Columbia, Lehigh and Pennsylvania. 

As the mid-year examinations come in two weeks, everyone has settled down 
to hard work, and it is hoped that our past good record of scholarship will 
be sustained. 

Pennsylvania Theta takes pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity, Brother 
Albert A. Hansen, Philadelphia, Pa. Pennsylvania Theta extends the wish to 
sister chapters for a most successful New Year. 

State College, Pa., January 9, 1913. William H. Patterson. 




Since our last letter to the Scroll we have added two to our list of initiates 
and take great pleasure in presenting Brothers W. J. Harshaw, Cleveland, 
Ohio; and D. A. McDonald, Montreal, Que. 

The football season at McGill came to a very successful close some weeks 
ago in Ottaw^a, where McGill played off a tie with Toronto University, de- 
feating them 14-3, thus winning the Intercollegiate championship of Canada. 
Special trains were provided and practically every McGill man witnessed what 
is said to have been the best football game ever played in Canada. Our chapter 
was represented on the senior team by Brothers Reid, Masron, Montgomery, 
and Rankin. Brother Reid has unfortunately been confined to the hospital 
since the final football game, but we expect to have him with us again after 

The hockey team is rapidly rounding into shape in preparation for a 
Christmas trip to Boston and New York. There is a fine lot of material 
out for the team this year, and the prospects for another championship team 
look very bright. Brother Rankin is captain of the team this year, also 
several other of the brothers are fighting hard for positions. 

The basketball season was commenced several weeks ago by a trip to northern 
New York where several preliminary games were played. We are represented 
on the team by Brothers Duffield and Kennedy. 

We were much pleased to receive a visit from Brother Buell, vice-president 
of Alpha Province. 

Brother Brown of Illinois Beta, who is in business in Montreal, is mw 
staying with us. 

Montreal, Que., December 11, 19 12. W. S. Atkinson. 


During the past month we have been very glad indeed to have the following 
brothers visit the chapter : Charles F. Lamkin, president of the general 
council, whom we were very glad to have with us for one night ; Charles E. 
Buell, of Massachusetts Alpha, vice-president of Alpha Province ; Fellman; 
Rhode Island Alpha, who is now in business in New York ; Whitmarsh, of New 
York, also of Rhode Island Alpha; Barbour, Oregon Alpha; Stidger, Pennsyl- 
vania Delta ; and Dishman, of Rhode Island Alpha. 

We are very glad to have again with us Brother High. Having spent the 
entire fall at Wellesley, where he has been coaching the Welleslcy eleven, 
turning out the fastest team they have had in years. Brother High has re- 
turned to Providence where he is now in business. 

Arrangements have been made to have the annual chapter banquet very 
soon now. 

Football over. Brother Kratz and Maxwell have settled down into the 
routine work of the winter and they are no longer compelled to spend their 
afternoons in practice on Andrews field. 

Brother Loucks is doing active work on the junior week committee to which 
he was recently appointed. Brother Rice, at a meeting of the sophomore 
class, has been elected a n-'ember of the sophomore ball committee. Brother 
Hincks, who is college gymnast, is conducting several regular gymnasium clas- 
ses during the winter, and at a recent meeting was elected first vice-president of 
the sophomore class. 

Providence, R. I., January 7, iqi3 S. J. Rowland. 


The past month has been a very busy and profitable one for South Dakota 
Alpha in all lines of student and fraternity activities. Beginning with the 
day when Brother Wadden was elected editor-in-chief of the 1914 Coyote 
and Brother Fry athletic editor of the same and continuing to th? end of the 
Tootball season when Brothers Fry and King were rewa»-ded with monograms 


for their faithful efforts on the gridiron, it Was a wonderful month, indeed. 
Brothers Gilbertson, Lowry, and Carroll who made the mandolin club, Brothers 
Christ and Fry who received roles in "The Chimes of Normandy," and Brother 
Russell who is now treasurer of the senior class, all contributed their share in 
making the month so memorable. 

But, perhaps, the most enjoyable events for the active chapter were the 
alumni banquet and the annual formal held on the 15th and i6th of November. 
The banquet was a success in every way ; many of the old boys came back to 
break bread with us; and the quality of the toasts given and enthusiasm shown, 
left nothing to be desired while the dance was far superior to anything of its 
kind ever given here. Among the alumni whom we were glad to welcome 
back were Brothers Bryant, Jones, Bates and Bode. 

The final offering which we have to make to the Fraternity is a fine delegiti^n 
of newly-created Phis. On November 25, Phikeias Lowry, King, and Gilbert- 
son were invested with the badge and on the 9th of December, Phikeias Vidal, 
Bates, Rudolph, Cloud and Healey were initiated into the secrets of Phi Delta 
Theta. We feel very proud in presenting these men to the Fraternity as we be- 
lieve that they insure us a strong chapter at South Dakota for many years to 

Vermilion, S. Dak., December 9, 191 2. S. F. VVadden. 


After a strenuous term we of Tennessee Alpha are turnirg our energies 
on the final home stretch. Whatever mistakes there may have been made will 
only spur us on to better things ; whatever successes have fallen to our lot 
will be taken as indication of future accomplishments. 

Vanderbilt ended her football season with a brand new lease on the S. I. 
A. A. championship. Brother ^*Buddy" Morgan of national fame, was for 
the second time accorded a unanimous berth on the All-Southern team. His 
name appeared also on the honor role in Outing. Brother Walter Morgan, 
of the same famous Morgan family, a basketball and baseball star of last year, 
is back at his old job of guard on the varsity quintette. Brothers Lore and 
"Buddy" Morgan represent Phi Delta Theta on the glee club; also ''rother 
Morgan and Brother Sperry played in the dramatic club's production of 
"Strongheart," while Brother Stevenson acted as stage manager in great style. 

In literary circles Brothers Granbery and Sperry were elected members of 
the Calumet Club, the local chapter of Sigma Upsilon. 

Nashville, Tenn., December 23, 19 12. L. F. Sperry. 


Since our last letter a new name has been added to Tennessee Beta's roll 
and we take pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity, Jesse A. Fanning, of 
Winchester, Tenn. 

The football season closed with Tennessee Beta represented on the varsity 
squad by Brothers Gillespi, McClanahan, Eggleston, and Hagan. Brothers 
Gillespi and McClanahan play half and tackle respectively in the annual clash 
with Vanderbilt and were awarded the much coveted block S. 

At a meeting of the student body on December 8, Brother Gass was elected 
to the office of football manager for the season of 1913- 

The last quizzes, which marked the end of the first six weeks of wort, showed 
a marked improvement in Tennessee Beta's scholastic work. The general 
average of the chapter was raised several points above that of last year and 
the brothers are working to raise the average still higher in the quizzes coming 
next week. 

Brother Bowden successfully passed the Rhodes scholarship examination 
and is now in St. Louis. The board that appoints one from the successful 
candidates has not met yet and when Brother Bowden goes before the board 
Tennessee Beta sincerely hopes he will be the one to receive the appointment 
from Missouri. 

Scwanee, Tenn., December 15, 1912. R. L. McGoodwin. 




You couldn't exactly call me a prophet, but when it comes to having hunches, 
I am certainly there with the goods. Not referring to the weather, of course, 
because I am neither a stranger nor a fool — and to avoid dispute let ns assume 
that the last statement is an axiom and needs no proof. All I have to say 
of the weather is that it has been raining here since the first, with no im- 
mediate signs of anything better. My hunch, children, was in reference to a 
certain statement I made in my last letter, to the effect that we had violent 
intentions of messing up university affairs this year. Gather round. It was 
thus : — 

When I sent my last letter in, we had a bid out on a certain freshman by 
the name of Rufus Scott. Also, about five other fraternities were in the same 
condition. Great nervousness permeated the Grecian atmosphere — until after 
about one month of very careful consideration, during which time we modestly 
displayed our virtues, the freshman in question was gathered into the fold — 
with the result that our two strongest rivals here are now looking through their 
rituals to see what is the matter with their ^^social clubs," anyway. 

But before going further, there are two or three things X want to mention, 
which I left out of my first letter. Brother McCormick, whom all will re- 
member as having been for years Dean Battle's most intimate companion, has 
pledged Arrow-head. I also forgot to state that we have a new faculty mem- 
ber. Brother Ralph Carter, of Indiana Delta, who is instructor in the philosophy 
of education. 

Brother Jones was disappointed in love — and has withdrawn from school, 
and entered the Pulitzer School of Journalism at Columbia. A novel method 
of suicide. 

When Brothers "Johnnie" James and "Judge". Downs did not return this 
year, and also when it was found that Brother Joe Russell was barred on ac- 
count of intellectual mistiness — gloom reigned in our midst, for we had no one 
left to make the football team. Much to the surprise of the brothers, however, 
Brothers Leftwich and Dealey and Phikeia Higginbotham made their letters — 
filling the gap left by the James-Downs-Russell combination very effectivelv — 
with some exceptions, of course. 

While we speak of recent honors, cast your eye upon the following very 
brief, but very pertinent statements. (Re-printed by courtesy of th- "Young 
Girls' Social Pilot"). 

Brother Ramey has qualified in the debate semi-finals and will very 
probably represent Texas this year in that line. Brothers Scott and Dealey 
have recently been elected to the Curtain Club, the university dramatic organi- 
zation. Brother "Pete" Edmond was captain of the university scrub team of 
the season just past, and has been awarded the "T 2nd." Brother Buddy is 
practically sure of a berth on the basketball team. Brothers Edmund and 
Williams are also doing good work. 

Although we started the year with three affiliates, we have only one left, 
"Spike" Snyder, of Georgetown, the only and original Colossus of Rhodes. 
He is only seven feet, two inches tall. Mother Nature is compassionate ; she 
always compensates for mental deficiency in some way. 

Brother Blair, who came to us from Missouri, had one of his operas, "The 
Hundred Dollar Bill," accepted, and had to stop school to assist in the staging 
of the play. Brother Rucker has also withdrawn from school. Brother 
Rucker did not affiliate with Texas Beta as was stated in our November letter. 
This was a mistake. 

Examinations are now close upon us and — ^incidentally speaking — that is 
one of the reasons I have for closing this letter. The main reason is because 
I have nothing else to say, except that the Delta Kaopa Epsilon fraternity in 
convention recently granted a charter to the Capitol Club of the university. 
The organization of this new fraternity here will take place directly after 
Christmas. But more anon. 

Austin, Texas, December 13, 19 1 2. Ted Dkalky. 



Southwestern has made an unusually good record in football this year, having 
won sixty per cent of all the games played. Brothers Westbrook, Boutwell 
and Monning made their letters. Brother Pritchett deserves credit for his re- 
markable work as a substitute. Brother Monning will also make the baseball 

Since our last letter we have initiated four very promising new men, who 
will be especially popular in social lines. It is with pleasure that we intro- 
duce to the Fraternity, Brothers £. C. Reed, San Antonio, Texas; John S. 
Cain, Athens, Texas; B. H. Gardener, Palestine, Texas; and £. G. Jenkins, 
Bryan, Texas. 

We are very sorry to lose two strong men this term. Brother Gardner has 
withdrawn from school for the present on account of failing health, and 
Brother Peterson has accepted the position of bursar of Polytechnic College 
at Ft. Worth, Texas. 

Brother Alexander will give his graduating recital in piano on December 14. 
He will have been the first male graduate of that department since the founding 
of the university; naturally it will be a popular event. Brother Hall has been 
elected president of the sophomore class. Brother Haefer has received the 
place of student-assistant in the department of botany. 

On November 16 the Phis gave an informal reception at the chapter house 
which was a great success. The reception hall was artistically decorated with 
chrysanthemums, evergreens and the fraternity colors. A classical musical 
program was rendered by one of our sisters. Afterwards refreshments were 
served to the twenty-eight couples present and late in the evening the crowd 
dispersed. Among the visitors were Brothers Knight, Broad, and Phikeia Nor- 
mant of Texas Beta; also Dr. C. C. Cody, Jr., of Texas Gamma, '05. 

Georgetown, Texas, December 13, 191 2. R. H. Williams. 


As usual Vermont Alpha stands in the leading row in college .ictivities. 
Brothers Malcolm, '14, Mayforth, *i5, and Remby, '15, have made glee club, 
and Brothers Remby, '15, Worden, '15, and Gordon, *i6, have made in-trumental 
club. In the college orchestra are Brothers Remby, '15, Gordon, '16, and Con- 
roy, '16. In football, although we had no men on the first -team, yet in the 
second and class teams our showing was exceedingly good. Brothers St. John, 
'14, Maiden, '15, and Mayforth, '15, were on the second team, Brother St. John 
being captain. Brothers Maiden, *I5, and Mayforth, '15, played on the sonho- 
more team with Brother Maiden as captain. Those on the freshman eleven 
to make their numerals were Brothers Conroy, Hayden and Leutze. Brother 
Coyle, *i6, was manager of the freshman team. 

We again take pleasure in announcing as a new brother in the Bond, Ken- 
neth H. Ow^ens, '13, Plainfield, 111. Brother Owens, an affiliate from Wil- 
liams in 1911, has been very active since his arrival, being at present captain 
of the relay team. He is also out for the college play together with Brother 
Hayden, *i6. 

Brother St. John is manager of the Ariel, our junior class book, and 
Brothers Averill, '14, and Everitt, '14, are assistant editors. 

On November 6 our initiation banquet was held at the Hotel Vermont. 
With Brother Guy Potter Benton, President of the University of Vermont, as 
toastmaster and a good number of alumni, it was an occasion of a very enjoy- 
able as well as helpful evening to all. 

Perhaps the most looked for social event is our fraternity dance which was 
held this year on November 22 at the Hotel Vermont roof garden. All that 
were able took a hand in decorating and many compliments were received on 
the appearance of the hall. A very good time was enjoyed by all. 

Among the visitors to the chapter since the last letter are Brothers Benton, 


Sabin, H. G. C, Gray, 'oi, Burns, professor of botany at Vermont, Hayden, one 
of the charter members of Vermont Alpha, Andrews, '99, Forbes, *98. 
Burlington, Vt., December 11, 1912. Vernon T. Dow. 

No letter received. 


Examinations are upon us and of course we all hope to make them. It 
may be said, moreover, that we are not only hoping but working and praying 
and exerting every legitimate means and pulling every possible string to do so. 

The football team completed a very successful year, for the third consecu- 
tive time winning the Eastern Virginia Intercollegiate Association champion- 
ship. We were ably represented on this team by Brother Sheffey at half and 
Brother Marvin Blount at fullback. 

Since Thanksgiving the basketball team has been called out and as far as 
we can see Brothers Millican and Tatem will be the forwards with Brother 
Sheffey as a substitute. 

Thanksgiving brought back of the alumni "Betsy"' Blanton, Claude Carroll, 
Rives Childs and Lee Gravely ; however it may be added it was not Thanks- 
giving that brought Lee Gravely back. We were also, lately, very glad to have 
with us Brothers Sexton, Indiana Theta, and Frank W. Upshur. We are 
always glad to have Phis visit us, and urge any who live in the vicinity, or who 
are stopping over in Richmond, to come to see us. 

Ashland, Va., December 13, iqi2. J. W^esley Childs. 


With a score of sixteen to six against the Agricultural and Mechanical 
College of North Carolina, Washington and Lee completed a most successful 
football season Tlianksgiving day in Norfolk. The team has been defeated 
in only one game of the nine played, that with Georgetown University, and has 
rolled up two hundred and two points to the fifty-nine points made against 
our eleven. The Virginia Polytechnic Institute, an old rival who tied us in 
last year's game, went down in a crushing defeat with a twenty to six score. 
The other teams defeated were the University of North Carolina, St. John's, 
Western Maryland, Davidson, Medical College of Virginia, and Lake Forest, 
while Georgetown won over us twenty to nothing. James Reilly, Yale '12, 
was in charge of the team, and to his excellent coaching was due the success 
of the team." 

Examinations will begin next Monday and continue through the week ; 
these will be strenuous times but the brothers hope to pa«s with safe margins. 
The winter term will start on the third of January and soon after the new 
semester begins our pledges will be initiated, as no freshman is taken in before 
the Christmas examinations and then only if he has succeeded in passing two 

Virginia Zeta takes great pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity, Brother 
William Trent Neel, '13, of Galax, Virginia. He gets a Master's degree this 
year and is at present an instructor in engineering. 

Brother Somerville has been elected president of the 104th annual celebra- 
tion of Graham- Lee Literary Society, which takes place on the nineteenth of 
January. Brother Davis will act as chief marshall. He is an associate editor 
of the weekly paper, the Ring-lum Phi. Brother Saunders has been initiated 
in the local ribbon society, P. A. N., and has been elected a member of the 
cotillion club. 

Phikeia Bagley was a member of the football squad, and Phikeia Gooch 
rowed on the winning crew in a fall race between the Harry Lee and Albert 
Sidney crews. Brother Sheffey represented the chapter on the senior eleven 
this fall. 

Lexington, Va., December 11, 1912. Edward F. Sheffey, Jr. 



Washington has won the Northwest championship in football for the fifth 
consecutive time. Three Phis were granted their football W: Brother Patten 
at tackle, who is a contender in the race for captaincy, Brother Dorman at 
halfback and Phikeia Clark. at end. Brother Tom Wand was granted a Ger- 
man W for four years' service. At the football banquet held at the Washington 
Annex, December 12, Brother Grinstead acted in the capacity of toastmaster. 
In a recent election Brother Archie Major was selected to edit the college 
annual for the class of 1913. Brother Fritz Beltz has been elected to Phi 
Delta Phi. 

We take pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity, Brother Dave McCallam 
who was initiated on December 12. 

Phi Delta Theta entertained at an informal dance in the chapter house on 
November 22. Patronesses for the evening were Brother and Mrs. Loren Grin- 
stead and Brother and Mrs. Adair Rembert. Brothers Lindburg and Urquhart 
were the committee in charge. 

Brother Hayfield is on the varsity ball committee, given in honor of the 
W winners, and Brother Lindburg is chairman of the junior booth committee. 
Phikeia Harmon is a member of the university glee club and Phikeia Morris 
of the mandolin club. 

The call has just been issued for basketball candidates, to which Brothers 
T. Wand and Dixon Schively and Phikeias Herrett and Farmer have re- 

Brother James Sipprell has been elected president of the junior class. He 
was also elected president of the Y. M. C. A. Phikeia Byrd is chairman of 
the freshman social committee. Brothers Tolman, Abbott and Dorman have 
been elected to Tyes Tyon, the sophomore interfraternity honor society. 

Brother Christiansen has presented the chapter with a beautifully mounted 
Chinese pheasant. 

Seattle, Wash., December 12, 19 12. Tom Wand. 

The convention proceedings were discussed in chapter meeting and we are 
confident that much will be accomplished toward wholesome internal improve- 
ment during the next year. The Wisconsin Legislature is in session at the 
state capitol in Madison, and a large appropriation will undoubtedly be asked 
for new dormitories, as various student organizations are backing the propo- 
sition and pressure will be brought to bear upon university authorities. A 
number of new buildings have been completed and some are now under course 
of construction, and an appropriation from the legislature will also be asked 
for the construction of new ones. 

The lower campus has been flooded for a skating rink, and the students are 
also taking advantage of the ice-boating and skate coasting on Lake Mendota 
and tobogganing on the university slide. The basketball team has started the 
season with two victories over Purdue and Illinois. 

Since our last letter the house was quarantined for several days. Brother 
Vincent contracted diphtheria which necessitated the inoculation of all the 
brothers. The annual formal party was held on December 16. Junior Prom 
festivities start on February 7 and from all indications we will have the 
largest prom party we have yet had. Brother Bickelhaupt is chairman of the 
prom decoration committee. The music tryout for the Haresfoot Club opera, 
of which Brother Pond is secretary and Brother Bickelhaupt is assistant busi- 
ness manager, will be held at the house shortly, and the general tryouts will 
be held within a few weeks. The club will put on "The Orphan and the 
Octupus" written by George Hill, an alumnus, and the music has been sub- 
mitted to student competition. A four day's trip will be made in April. 
The union vaudeville of the university will be held in the university gymnasium 
during the coming week. The university circus of which Brother Gillette 


is general chairman, and Brothers Briggs, Corley and Bickelhaupt are chair- 
men of special committees, will be held in April. Final examinations will 
be held in a couple of weeks and we are hoping to return all the brothers 
next semester. 

Madison, Wis., January 14, 1913. H. W. Hammersley. 


All readers of The Scroll are requested to forward personals about alumni. Re- 
porters are urged to forward them with every chapter letter, hut on separate sheets. A 
favor will be conferred on the Editor by writing them in the form in which such 
items appear below. 

Clippings should bear the names and dates of the papers from which they have 
been cut. 

Please write all proper names very clearly. 

Central — W. C. Anderson is in business at Danville, Ky. 

Knox — John J. Ellis, '08, is practicing law at Houston, Tex. 

Central — W. L. Caldwell, '11, is farming near Danville, Ky. 

Central — F. M. Vinson, '09, is practicing law in Louisa, Ky. 

Central — J. K. Ramsey, '11, is in the tobacco business in Louisville. 

Central — R. H. Wingo, *I4, is in business in Las Vegas, N. Mexico. 

Vermont — Brother B. A. Fields lives at 520 West 145th St., New York. 

Purdue — F. C. Mueller, '12, is teaching mechanical drawing at Kentucky. 

Union — H. A. Sylvester, '06, is employed by the City of Calgary, Canada. 

Central — C. R. Walker, *ii, is principal of the Mt. Sterling, Ky., high school. 

DePauw — Scott Brewer, '12, is studying law in the University of Minnesota. 

Kansas — Andrew Ten Broeck, Jr., '12, is engaged in farming at McLean, 111. 

DePauw — Clyde Randel, '10, is studying law in the University of Michigan. 

Michigan — Burdick Simons is with the William E. Sweet and Co., in Denver, 

Central — W. M. Duffy, *09, is coaching the Louisville Male high school 

Sewanee — George K. Cracraft, '12, is studying law at the Harvard Law 

South Dakota — H. L. Bode, '12, won his fight for States Attorney of Lyman 

Oregon — George A. Gabriel, ^12, is teaching in the high school at Dayton, 

Dickinson — Irving Parsons, '11, was recently married to Miss Watson of 

Michigan — Frank T. Rowell, ^09, is with the Federal Creosoting Co., in 
Toledo, O. 

DePauw — Dennis Grady, '10, is assistant athletic director in Northwestern 

DePauw — Lamar Grubb, '12, is teaching mathematics in the Covington 
high school. 

Vermont — Brother O. A. Ferguson, '12, lives at 500 South 8th St., Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 

Hanover — C. H. Oldfather, '06, is teaching in the Protestant College, 
Beirut, Syria. 

Union — A. R. Conover, '89, has been appointed counsel for the City Council 
of Amsterdam. 


Washington and Lee — William Rafus Erwin, *I3, is now at 615 Cotton St., 
Shreveport, La. 

South Dakota — A. M. Knapp, ex-'i2, is Circulation Manager for the Sioux 
City Daily News. 

Minnesota — F. Ray Haynes, '05, is working for the Northern Insulating Co., 
Minneapolis, Minn. 

Union — J. H. Van Aernam, '12, is in the Glens Falls Hospital as the 
result of a severe burn. 

Chicago — Joseph J. Carter, 'oq, is associated with the advertising department 
of the Chicago Tribune. 

South Dakota — M. P. Beebe, *05, is one of the leaders in the Better Farming 
Movement in this state. 

DePauw — L. H. Sloan, '12, is attending the Pulitzer School of Journalism 
in Columbia University. 

Minnesota — Herbert Leslie Thompson, *I2, is working for Deane Steam 
Power Co., Holyoke, Mass. 

Ohio Wesleyan — Brother R. 0. Hooper, "99, is happy over the arrival of 
his fifth child, a baby girl. 

Colorado — Arthur Gill, *io, and Miss Mary Powers were married in Grand 
Rapids, Mich., November 26. 

Colorado — Herbert Bonnell, '10, and Miss Ruth Woods were married in 
Denver, Colo., November 23. 

Kansas — Harry AUphin, '11, has been appointed assistant deputy prosecutor 
for Douglas County, Kansas. 

Central — Wm. M. Duffy, '09, is coach of the athletic teams of the Louisville, 
Kentucky, Boys High School. 

Washington and Lee — Thomas M. Glasgow, '12, is teaching at the Danville 
School for Boys, Danville, Va. 

Randolph-Macon — Robert A. Sheffey, '14, has entered Cornell. He is tak- 
ing an architectural ticket there. 

Northwestern — George Walker Barlow, '09, is manager of the Electric 
Service Company at Matson, III. 

Illinois — Herman Mohr, *I2, formerly of Chicago was married last summer to 
Miss Rossie Fell at Roswell, N. M. 

Wabash — ^Thomas A. Davis, ^96, R. G. C, and Mrs. Davis are the parents 
of a son bom December 21, 19 12. 

Michigan — Frank S. Hawley, '11, was married to Miss Irene Kretschmar 
on December 11 at St. Louis, Mo. 

Illinois — Dean Franklin, '04, of Macomb was the Progressive party candidate 
for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. 

Wisconsin — E. T. Heister, *I4, is with Graham Brothers & Co., soap manu- 
facturers, 1319 W. Lake St., Chicago. 

• Minnesota — Allen F. Victor, '12, is secretary-treasurer of the Fergus Falls 
Crushed Rock Co., Lindstrom, Minn. 

Iowa Wesleyan — Gough L. Cheney, '13, is assistant chemist in Ancon 
Hospital at Ancon, Canal Zone, Panama. 

Ohio Wesleyan — E. G. Bamett, *o8, of Cleveland, Ohio, is the proud posses- 
sor of a fine baby boy, born December 8. 

Chicago — Elmore W. Phelps, '08, is located in the resident manager's office 
of the Swift & Copipany at Winnipeg, Man. 

Vermont — George M. Sabin, '96, H. C. C, and Mrs. Sabin are the parmts 
of a boy bom the second week in November. 


Minnesota — Lyle A. Johnston, '12, is practicing law in the legal department 
of the West Publishing Co.» St. Paul, Minn. 

South Dakota — Qiester Bagstad, ex-' 12, has become a partner in the Todd' 
Ga3mor Drug Company of Sioux City, Iowa. 

Knox — ^Jonathan G. Latimer, '97, was a candidate for Municipal Court Judge 
on the Progressive ticket at this fall's election. 

Ohio Wesleyan — Charles G. Laughlin, '07, is now making Delaware his 
home, having moved to this city from Cleveland. 

Knox — Edmund D. Adcock, '98, with headquarters at Chicago, has recently 
been appointed Chief Attorney of the Sanitary Board. 

Knox — Edmund D. Adcock, '98, has been appointed attorney for the Board 
of Trustees of the Sanitary District of Cook County. 

Sewanee — Paul L. AUerbe, '06, is at present connected with the U. S. 
Naturalization Service and is located in Denver, Col. 

Amherst — Arthur S. Gormley, *ii, is associated with the firm of BuUard & 
Gormley the well known Chicago retail hardware store. 

Columbia — F. T. Armstrong, *I2, has been commissioned a second lieuten- 
ant in the Coast Artillery Corps, United States Army. 

Iowa Wesleyan — Guy Shields, '00, has charge of the automobile division of 
the advertising department of the Chicago Daily News. 

Wabash — Louis L. Roberts, '12, is at the head of the department of English 
at the Nebraska Military Academy, Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Ohio Wesleyan — Leland P. Cary, *I2, is the general secretary of the Y, M. 
C. A. at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. 

South Dakota — Lyle Hare, '09, who was married last August, is medical 
examiner for the Homestake Mining Co., at Lead, S. Dak. 

Chicago — Walter P. Steffen, '09, has been appointed assistant United States 
District Attorney by District Attorney James H. Wilkerson. 

Washington emd Lee — Neal L. Thompson, '12, has become a member of the 
law firm of Thompson and Watkins in Chattanooga, Tenn. 

South Dakota — Royal C. Johnson, '06, was re-elected Attorney-General of 
South Dakota at the November election by a large majority. 

Vermont — Howard Wilson, '10, and Miss Henderson of Burlington were 
married at Burlington, Vt., where they will make their home. 

Pennsylvania — H. E. Snyder, '12, is now located in Chicago. He is with 
Hunter W. Finch & Co., coal dealers in the Fisher Building. 

Kansas — Harry J. Taylor, '09, has left the employ of the Kansas City 
Terminal Co., and will go into the builder's supply business. 

Dartmouth — L. H. Blanchard, '97, is General Manag;er of the Universal 
Electric Storage Battery Company, 301-09 N. Peoria Street, Chicago. 

Illinois-Wesleyan — Richard Henry Little, '95, recently joined the staff of the 
Chicago Examiner as dramatic critic. He was formerly a special writer for the 
Chicago Tribune, 

Iowa Wesleyan — John F. Myers, '05, of Mount Pleasant was married on 
November 27 to Miss Harry Foreman at Ft. Madison, Iowa. They will reside 
near Agency, Iowa. 

Iowa Wesleyan — Fred Kinney, '08, was married on December 4 at Brookston, 
Indiana, to Miss Mary Weisjohn and will reside at Olds, Iowa, where he is 
practicing medicine. 

Central — H. B. Boyd, '08, accei)ted the pastorate of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Olean, N. Y., November i. The congregation is erecting a building 
that will cost $60,000. 

Ciniinnati — William T. Pottenger, '13, has been appointed librarian of the 


Cincinnati Masonic Libary, which is one of the largest and best Masonic libra- 
ries in the United States. 

McGUl — G. W. Smith, '09, is manager of the Engineering Department of the 
American Realization and Securities Company with headquarters in the Mc- 
Cormick Bldg., Chicago. 

Darimouthr-^, A. Fassett, '07, has severed his connection with the Chicago 
Savings Bank to join the forces of N. W. Halsey & Co., bankers located in 
the Rookery Boilding, Chicago. 

North Carolina — Alex. L. Feild, A. B., 'ii who tanght last year in the 
Raleigh high school^ is head of the department of science at Salem Academy 
and College, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

VanderbUt — John B. Tinnon, k)6, formerly with the Chicago City Railway 
is now Engineer, Maintenance of Way, of the Chicago & Joliet Electric Railway 
Co. with headquarters in Joliet, 111. 

Northwestern — John W. R. Connor, '97, who for some time has been con- 
nected with the Western Electric Co., is now with Cooke-Holtz & Co., bankers. 
New York Life Building, Chicago. 

Illinois — A. P. Holbrook, Jr., '14, formerly with the Corn Exchange Na- 
tional Bank is now with A. P. Holbrook & Sons, hides, pelts, tallow, wool and 
furs, 350-54 W. Ohio St., Chicago. 

Northwestern — David H. Stevens, *o6, formerly Registrar at Northwestern 
University and last year at Harvard in now an instructor in the English 
Department at the University of Chicago. 

Dartmouth — Carl A. Pfau, '13, is a newcomer in Chicago from Boston. He 
is a salesman in the piano and organ hardware department of the American 
Felt Co., 325 South Market St., Chicago. 

Chicago — Calvin O. Smith, '11, who spent last year af the Harvard Law 
School has returned to Chicago and has become associated with the bond house 
of Cooke-Holtz & Co., New York Life Building. 

Indiana — Paul F. Hunter, '98, has become the editor of the Dunn County 
(Wis.) News and has removed to Menomonie, Wis. For several years he has 
been city editor of the Appleton (Wis.) Crescent, 

Ohio Wesleyan — M. P. Shawkey, '94, was, at the last general election, re- 
elected State Superintendent of Schools in West Virginia on the Republican 
Progressive ticket. His majority was about 16,000. 

Idaho — G. G. Fawcett, '09, left for New York, December 15, to take up the 
research work in the Department of Experimental Therapeutics in the Medical 
School at Cornell University located in New York City. 

Chicago — Paul P. Rohns, '09, has resigned his position with Frederick 
Steams & Co., Manufacturing Chemists, Detroit, Mich., to take the active 
management of The Hill Crest Orchards, at Empire, Mich. 

Kansas — Maurice L. Breidenthal, '10, will be married to Miss Katharine 
Louise McCurry, of Parsons, Kan., on Saturday, January 25. Brother Breiden- 
thal is engaged in the banking business in Kansas City, Kan. 

Miami — Solon J. Carter, '09, now practicing law in Indianapolis was married 
to Miss Augusta Mitch of Rosedale, Ind., on October 28, 19 12. They will 
reside at The Plaza, North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Chicago — ^Jesse C. Harper, '05, has resigned his position as director of 
athletics at Wabash College, to take effect at the close of the present year. 
Brother Harper has signed a contract to coach at Notre Dame next year. 

Miami — Charles A. Maculey, '98, at present a general agent for the John 
Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company at Peoria, 111., will on February i 
become the state agent for same company in the State of Michigan with head- 
quarters in Detroit. 


Idaho — Delos E. Cornwall, '03, was married to Miss Mae Tagl of Chicago, 
111., at Chicago recently and will make their home at St. Maries, Idaho., where 
he is located in the capacity of chief division surgeon for the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee and Paget Sound Railway. 

Wisconsin — William H. Mann, '97, formerly advertising manager of Munse/s 
Magazine, and who for the past year has been connected with Street Railways 
Advertising Company, has resigned, and is now with the wholesale department 
of Marshall Field & Company, Chicago. 

Wisconsin — Robert P. Minton, *o6, who is with N. W. Halsey & Co., Bankers 
of Chicago was married on November 14th, 1912 to Miss Helen Elizabeth Wall 
daughter of Mrs. Francis Wall of Chicago, 111. Brother and Mrs. Minton are 
at home at 427 Wrightwood Ave., Chicago. 

Williams — William MacCredie, '12, and J. W. Rahill, *I2, have recently 
located in Chicago with the Library Bureau. Geo. D. Rahill, *I3, formerly of 
Chicago is now living in Peoria, III., where he is associated with the North 
American Timber Holding Co., of Chicago. 

Michigan — W. G. Moore, '05, until recently with Robert W. Hunt & Com- 
pany, of Lawrence Pountney Hill, London, E. C, has now joined the Brazil 
Railway Company, 58 rue de la Victoire, Paris, France. A son, Charles 
Atwell Moore, was born Thanksgiving Day, during a visit of Mrs. Moore at 
her former home, Sewickley, Pa. 

Mississippi — Robert N. Somerville, ^07, was married November 20, 191 2, 
at Chattanooga, Tenn., to Miss Annie Kirth Frazier, daughter of United 
States Senator, James B. Frazier of Tennessee. Brother Somerville and his 
bride were in attendance at the Chicago convention, at which Mrs. Somer- 
ville was a center of attraction as the convention bride. 

Kentucky State — Pitzer Dixon Black, *o8, a prominent lawyer of Barboiir- 
ville, Ky., was a candidate for presidential elector from the Eleventh Kentucky 
district on the Republican ticket, but not being in sympathy with the action 
of the party at the national convention, he resigned, and was nominated for the 
same position at the State convention of the Progressive Party. 

Kentucky Staic — Melville Amasa Scovell, M.S., Ph.D., Director of the Ken- 
tucky Agricultural Experiment Station, and Dean of the College of Agriculture 
of Kentucky State University, died at his home in Lexington, Ky., 1912, of 
rheumatism of the heart. Brother Scovell was one of the foremost dairy cattle 
experts of the world, and a very prominent figure in the domain of experi- 
mental agriculture. 

Oregon — Brother Oleson, '12, has the distinction of being the first benedict 
of Oregon Alpha. On December 2, Charlie was united in marriage to Miss 
Meta Mathies, Chi Omega, '13, at the home of the bride's parents in Portland. 
"Olie" very kindly sent a generous sample of his wedding cake which the 
boys divided, some keeping their share for good omen while others put it to a 
more substantial use. 

Iowa Wesleyan — The one sad feature of the recent national convention was 
the word received from Brother George M. Rommel, catalogue editor, of the 
death that week of his two year old boy. The sympathy of all at the con- 
vention and indeed of Phis all over the country is extended to Brother Rommel 
and his wife in their particularly hard bereavement, coming as it did in the 
midst of the holiday season. 

Illinois — H. B. Kirkpatrick, '01, is the father of a baby boy, John Gaylord 
Kirkpatrick born October 23, 1912. Brother Kirkpatrick lives in Evanston, 
111. He is assistant sales engineer for the firm of H. Koppers Co., Chicago, 
Coke Oven constructors. Brother Kirkpatrick has spent two periods of two and 
one half years each in the Philippines where he had charge of irrigation work 
for the Philippine Government. 

Mercer and Brown — Wilfred C. Lane, Rhode Island Alpha, 'oi, Georgia 


Gamma by affiliation, *oo, formerly connected with the United States Courts 
in Georgia as United States Commissioner and Referee in Bankruptcy has 
opened offices for the practice of law at 505 Crocker Building, Des Moines, 
Iowa, where he is giving special attention to patent, trademark and corpora- 
tion law, and practice in the Federal Courts. 

Chicago — Dr. Frederick A. Speik, '05, who is now located in South Pasadena, 
Cal., has taken hours in the suite of Dr. Norman Bridge in the Auditorium 
BIdg. Brother Speik is practicing Internal Medicine and pa3ring particular 
attention to diseases of the digestive tract. Brother Speik writes that the 
Alumni Phis in Los Angeles have a dinner every Wednesday at the Bristol 
Cafe which he takes pleasure in attending frequently. 

Chicago — H. M. Harwood, '08, is located in Iowa City, Iowa, where he is 
in charge of the Alumni and Publicity Bureaus of the State University of 
Iowa. He took up his work on July ist of this year. Before that time he was 
advertising manager of the Wilkins Store of Des Moines, Iowa. In his new 
capacity he is publisher of the Iowa Alumnus, a very creditable monthy 
magazine of interest to the Alumni of the State University of Iowa. 

Kentucky State — Robert Moorman, *02, of Glendeane, son of former Repre- 
sentative Dave Moorman and the only man of that name Argus ever met who 
was not actively engaged in politics, is in • Louisville for a few days. "Bob" 
is a farmer and he lets his father, his brothers, his uncles, his cousins and 
maybe his aunts for all we know, look after the political salvation of the 
country. — "Argus," in the political column of the Louisville Herald. 

Oregon — Great excitement prevailed in the house a few days before the 
Christmas holidays when Giles, Thomas, and Hughes woke up one morning 
and found themselves penniless. Burglars had entered the house daring the 
night and very generously relieved these boys of their worldly possessions. 
Giles suffered the loss of a complete outfit — a suit, a pair of shoes, his watch, 
his cuff buttons, two razors, and all of his hard earned cash. The Eugene 
police force was immediately set on trail but as yet nothing has been heard 
of the missing articles. 

DePauw — Dr. B. F. Roller, '98, who practiced medicine in Seattle for a 
number of years, later entering the wrestling game where he achieved marked 
success has recently opened an institute at 2018 Michigan Ave., Chicago. It is 
the Doctor's intention to give his time and ability to the spreading of common 
sense knowledge of how to care for and develop the human body under a 
system called "RoUerism". His experience as a physician and his long and 
successful athletic career peculiarly fits him for the work that he is undertaking. 
With his subject so well in hand he no doubt will meet with success in his new 

Alabama and Virginia, — ^The marriage of Miss Ruth Kellog Pine, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Le Roy Pine of Troy, N. Y., to Dr. Henry Dawson 
Furniss, '97 and '99, of this city took place at 8 o'clock last evening at Troy. 
The ceremony was followed by a reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
James K. P. Pine. Doctor Furniss has been connected with the New York Post- 
Graduate Hospital for a number of years and is a member of the New York 
Medical Society. 

After December i Dr. and Mrs. F'urniss will live at 393 West End Ave- 
nue. — New York Times, November 19, 1912. 

Virginia — ^The following complimentary notice of Dr. Henry Louis Smith, 
'87, who was President of Davidson College, 190 1- 12, and who was installed 
President of Washington and Lee University last fall, is clipped from the 
Washington and Lee correspondence of the Phi Gamma, Delta : 

The session marks the beginning of the administration of Washington and Lee's 
new president, Dr. Henry Louis Smith. In the few weeks which have elapsed since 
the opening of the university, we Phi Gams have learned to know Doctor Smith and 
have begun to feel that, in this energetic, earnest and sincere man, we have a presi- 
dent who will preserve the traditions and ideals of Washington and Lee's past and. at 


fnr the fuiuie. Our a\ 
and know eoRiething 

Master Willaro J. 
Hider of Chicago, has the following ti 


The Sir Knights present were privileged to witness an unusual and novel fea- 
ture in the commandery. Master Willard J. Buntain, the 6-year-oId son of Sir 
Knight C. M. Clay Buntain, a member of Ivanhoe Commandery, was brought into the 
asylum and put through the manual of arms and orders of march, which he 
executed with a skill that would be a credit to a trained veteran drillmaster. Hearty 
applause followed this marvelous performance on the part of the bright little fellow 
and he and his father were congratulated on all sides. 

Brown — Percy Winchester Gardner, '03, was the subject of a full page 
feature article with cartoon illustrations in the Sunday Tribune of Providence, 
R. I., December i, 1912, under the title: "Well-known Men as Others See 
Them. The Man who put the Young Men into the Young Men's Republican 
Club — One of the Best Known of the Party Leaders, Youngest of National 
Bank Directors.'' In addition to his political and financial activities, Brother 
Gardner has been prominently connected with the Rhode Island National 
Guard, for three years has been a director in the Providence Y. M. C. A., for 
two years president of the Providence Alumni Club of Phi Delta Theta, and 
while in college was captain of the debating team which twice defeated Dart- 

Center — Judge William McDonald Shaw, '81, of the Kenton county (Ken- 
tucky) Circuit court died at 3 o'clock Wednesday morning, November 27, 
1912, at his home, 423 Wallace Avenue, Covington. He had been a sufferer 
from locomotor ataxia for the last two years. His widow and a son survive 
him. Judge Shaw was a candidate for re-election two years ago, but was de- 
feated by Judge Frank M. Tracey, the present incumbent, by one vote. Judge 
Shaw's father, also a distinguished jurist, died only three weeks before. Tlie 
Kenton County Bar Association met Wednesday afternoon to take action on 
the death of Judge Shaw. A committee, appointed by the association to draw 
up resolutions on the death of Judge Shaw's father, has not yet reported, and 
it is expected the committee will include both jurists in the resolution. 

Kentucky State — Robert McDowell Allen, '00, is thus mentioned by the 
Washington correspondent of the Louisville Herald in writing of the attitude 

of former President Roosevelt to the Pure Food and Drugs Act: 

After the passage of the food and drugs bill in the Senate, the friends of pure 
food packed their grips and went triumphantly home, believing the fight won — all 
except Doctor Wiley, who was stationed in Washington, and Robert M. Allen, of 
Frankfort, Ky.,^ who was. at that time secretary of the State Food and Dairy Com- 
missioners' National organization. 

If anyone worked harder or more efficiently for a Federal food and drugs law 
than Bob Allen, I did not happen to meet up with him in Washington. Allen knows 
— if Doctor Wiley forgets — what part Mr. Roosevelt played in the pure food fight 
at this, its most critical stage. And I happen to know, because at the behest of 
Allen and Wiley I was keeping tabs on the President. In my presence Mr. Roosevelt 
wrote and dispatched a number of notes to Speaker Cannon — all relating to the pure 
food bill. 

Randolph-Macon — Dr. Frederick W. Parham, '75, house surgeon of the 
New Orleans Charity Hospital, is just completing an operation that will give 
to a patient an entire new lower jaw, manufactured from other parts of his 
body. A portion of one of the patient's ribs furnished the new jawbone. Some 
weeks ago Hypolite Loria of Taft, La., was brought here with what seemed 
an incurable case of cancer. The disease practically had destroyed his lower 
jaw and he ate with difficulty. The initial operation performed November 22, 
consisted of the removal of the lower jaw and all the glands connected with it. 
The taking of a portion of the ribs proved a comparatively simple aflfair. 

Loria receives nourishment through a tube inserted in the lower part of the 
throat and is given liquids only. By means of a pad and pencil he makes 
known his wants, being deprived temporarily of all power of speech. 

The rest of his reconstructed face will be supplied from various parts of his 
anatomy. The back of the neck is to furnish the skin that is to be grafted on 
last, and which will be the finishing touch. Saturday is the day scheduled 
for the skin grafting. — New Orleans dispatch. New York World, November 
30, 1912. 



lt§m$ of news suitable for this department should be sent direct to the Assistant 

Editor, instead of being included in chapter letter. 

^ Ky a local fraternity founded at Brown in 1886, has established a chapter 
at Illinois. 

At its last convention A X P deferred action on applications from Harvard 
and Allegheny for charters. 

Following the example of * F A, A T has adopted a recognition pin — a 
tiny pin to be worn in the corner of the coat lapel. 

The II K A Shield and Diamond has been making a campaign for fra- 
ternity songs, and has in recent issues published from three to seven, many 
of them excellent. 

Absent five years ago 4> K S[^ republished the first two volumes of the 
Shield, The convention of Z N has ordered the republication of the second 
volume of the Delta. 

The annual outing and clambake of A T A alumni from New York and 
Philadelphia took place at Pleasure Bay, N. J., July 20, 1912. After a base- 
ball contest between the cities, there was an automobile run to Long Branch. 

The Beta Theta Pi says that * K ^, having established a chapter at 
Pennsylvania State College, ''now has ten chapters in the one state of Pennsyl- 
vania. This gives it more chapters in any one state than any other fraternity 
except B 8 n, which has eleven chapters in Ohio." 

The annual A T camp on the shores of Lake George was held on Flirtation 
Island in July and August, 1912, and arrangements are being made for 
another camp for six weeks in 19 13. The charge is $10 per week, which 
includes board and tent, use of motor boat and canoes. 

Thirty-nine negro students are at present enrolled in the university, it thus 
ranking third in negro attendance, Kansas and Oberlin leading. Thirteen of 
them are members of the local chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, the national negro 
students' fraternity. — Michigan correspondence. New York Times. 

S A E recently issued a book entitled "Who's Who in S. A. E." containing 
biographical data regarding several hundred Sigs. It has also provided for 
the publication of a "reader to contain rich extracts from written and un- 
written 2 A E history, and to be read as an educational course in chaptei 

Indiana University will have the honor of being the mother chapter of a 
new fraternity, 2 A 4^. The. motto, translated, is "the body the servant of 
the mind." Its purpose is the recognition of all-round athletes; and it is 
hoped that it will occupy a position similar to that held by ^ B K in the 
intellectual world. — Indiana correspondence. Beta Theia Pi. 

Our esteemed rivals, the Betas, had the misfortune to be burned out of 
their new home. In spite of their past indiscretions, we were sincerely sorry 
for them, and those of us who were in town did our best to save their valu- 
ables. In token of their appreciation of our services they presented us with 
a box of good cigars. — Knox correspondence, Phi Gamma Delia. 

ATA has revived its chapter at Pennsylvania State College, and * K 4^ 
and 2 11 have entered that institution, making 18 fraternities there. A K £ 
has entered Texas, making 14 fraternities there. 2 A E has entered Kansas 
State College and is the pioneer there. 9 A X has entered Toronto, Colgate 
and the University of Washington. 11 K * has entered Emory. The * M 
sorority has entered Buchtel. 

At the University of Chicago A A * has been barred by the interfraternity 
council from pledging men for a full year, because it tampered with a A T 


pledge and a A T A pledge. At Indiana University 2 X has been e'xpelled 
from the Pan-Hellenic council, because it lifted a * A 9 pledge. For viola- 
tion of the rules of the interfraternity council at Northwestern, S A E has 
been expelled from the council for two years. 

We have decided to make several changes in regard to the fall initiations. 
We intend to follow the recommendations of the national convention carefully 
in this respect. Our most important change will be to conduct the initiation 
in the house rather than out-of-doors as has been our custom in the past. 
We are also going to completely do away with horseplay, and try to make the 
whole affair as impressive as possible. — Wisconsin correspondence, Beta Theia 

Acoth is the name of a sorority founded in February, 19 lo, at the University 
of Nebraska. It is a sorority for Eastern Star girls, and corresponds to the 
Masonic college fraternity of Acacia. In March, 19 12, it held its first national 
convention with the Alpha chapter in Lincoln, Neb. Besides the mother chap- 
ter at Nebraska, chapters are located at the Universities of Iowa, Illinois, and 
Kansas. A new chapter is about to be established at the University of Okla- 
homa. — Z * E Journal. 

The 4^ T club of New York City celebrated on November 24, the seventy* 
ninth anniversary of the fraternity, at a founders' day dinner in the college 
room of the Hotel Astor. On the same occasion, the fiftieth anniversary of 
his initiation into the fraternity, Herbert L. Bridgeman, Amherst, '66, was 
presented with a loving cup inscribed : "In recognition of his inspiring service 
as a member for thirty-five years of the executive council of Psi Upsilon, 
and as its President during twenty-nine years of that time." 

The eleventh Pan-Hellenic Congress of sororities was held in Chicago last 
October. The closing function, a Pan-Hellenic luncheon in the Patton gym- 
nasium of Northwestern University, was attended by 387 sorority women and 
George Banta of 4» A 0. His presence is thrice mentioned in the Kappa 
Alpha Theta for November. One notice is as follows: 

Nearly 400 women were seated at the tables and as the Chicago papers delighted 
to say "one brave man.** This was Mr. Banta, our publisher who in his own family 
has a miniature Pan-Hellenic Congress — he himself is a 4> .^ and a A F, his daugh- 
ter is a A r, his wife a 4> M, his sister a K A and his daugter-in-law an A 4>. 

At the University of Alabama ^ A 6, 2 A E and K 2 have built houses, 

not on the campus, each valued at about $7,500. Houses are rented by A K E, 

4» r A, A T 11, 4> K 2, 2 N and Southern K A. The Alabama correspondent 

of the Phi Gamma Delta writes : 

The university, realizing that it is a bad thing for the school to have the chapter 
houses scattered all over the city, as they are at present, has issued an edict that 
all fraternity houses must be on the campus by September 1, 1913. A proposition 
has been made to the fraternities by the university, which in a nut shell, reads as 
follows: The university agrees to give any fraternity desiring to erect a home on the 
campus a 99-year lease on a suitable site for the consideration of $10 per year. 
It win lend 60 per cent of the money required to erect the house at an interest of 6 
per cent, and furthermore agrees to buy the house back at a fairly appraised value 
m case the chapter should become extinct. 

Many Greeks who have been informed as to the organization of the fra- 

temities have often wondered at the apparent lack of organization among the 

older fraternities that were founded in the East. Of late there have been 

signs that these fraternities see the importance of more effective administration. 

The proper idea among them now is to entrust practically all administrative 

duties to one man, called a traveling secretary. Among the fraternities which 

have appointed such an officer is iZ 4^. The Z ^ Circle for November says: 

"Some other fraternities have- a larger and more comprehensive scheme of 

organization and work than we are carrying on even today." The Circle 

also says : 

But for many years we Zetes were overestimating ourselves. We were deluding 
ourselves with the idea that we had a strong national organization when we had one 
only in name. At the same time other fraternities considered much weaker than we, 



had been pulling themselves together nationally. As a result some of our chapters 
during the past few years have quite often been surprised at the sudden strength of 
certain fraternities much younger than ourselves. Others, stronger ones, who like 
oursdves. have been laboring under the delusion that they had national organization, 
almost without exception are awakening to the fact that a strong national organization 
is necessary and are hastening to develop it 


The following statistics regarding houses owned by chapters of fraternities 
or by chapter house associations have been compiled from the last edition of 
Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities, which was published in 
September, 191 2 : 

Houses Owned by Fkatesnities 


Houses owned 

Value of houses 






K 2 79 

♦ A e 74 

Ben 72 

2 A E 72 

2 N 67 

2 X 64 

A T Q 62 

♦ PA 59 

ATA 56 

K A (S) ... 47 

♦ K ^ 43 

A K E 42 

AT 40 

n K A 33 

2 ♦ E 29 

♦ K 2 27 

♦ 2 K 27 

e A X 26 

A A ♦ 25 

Z * 24 

♦ T 23 

X ♦ 21 

Z T B 19 

X * 18 

A ♦ 12 

A X P 12 

2 * 10 

e X 10 

A 2 ♦ 10 

A 2 ♦ 9 

A * 7 

K A (N) 7 

2 n 6 

n K ♦ 4 

T K E 3 

2*2 2 

B e n 47 

♦ A e 45 

♦ r A 34 

A K E 32 

2 A E 29 

2 X 29 

* K * 28 

ATA 24 

K 2 24 

AT 23 

2 N 22 

A A ♦ 19 

* T 19 

e A X 15 

X * 15 

A T n 15 

Z * 14 

X ^ 12 

♦ K 2 10 

K A (S).... 9 

2 ♦ 8 

A * 7 

A * 6 

* 2 K 6 

K A (N) ... 5 

A X P 4 

n K A 4 

A 2 ♦ 3 

e X 3 

T K E 1 

Z B T 1 

2 ♦ E 

A 2 * 

2 n 

n K ♦ 


A 4^ 85.7 

^ T 82.6 

2 ♦ 80.0 

A K E 76.2 

A A ♦ 76.0 

X * 71.4 

K A (N) .. 71.4 
X ^ 66.7 

Ben 65.3 

* K ♦ 65.1 

<t» A e 60.8 

Z ^ 58.3 

A ♦ 58.3 

e A X 57.7 

♦ PA 57.6 

AT 57.5 

2 X 45.3 

ATA 42.9 

2 A E 40.3 

* K 2 37.0 

J\ ^ MT ■ • • •iJOmU 
1 M\ JCl ••■• iimi 

2 N 32.8 

K 2 30.4 

A 2 4» 30.0 

e X 30.0 

A T n 24.2 

♦ 2 K 22.2 

K A (S)... 19.2 

n K A 12.1 

Z BT 5.3 

2 * E .... — 
A 2 * 

2 n 

n K * ..-.. — 

2 * E — 

B e n.. 1734.750 

* A e.. 724,500 
A K E.. 603.000 
A A ♦.. 566,000 

* T . . . 504.000 

* r A.. 484.000 

* K ♦.. 447,500 
ATA.. 412.200 
X ^ ... 397,000 
AT... 392.500 
Z ♦ ... 376.000 
2 A E. . 371.500 
2 X ... 354.900 
e A X.. 332,250 
K 2 . . . 329.600 
X ♦ ... 293.000 
2 N ... 289,600 
A * ... 268,965 
A ♦ . . . 245,500 

* K 2,. 230.500 
2 ♦ ... 194.000 
A T 0.. 157,750 

* 2 K.. 144,000 
K A (N) 143,500 
K A (S) 78,000 
AX P., 75.000 
A 2 ♦.. 46,500 
ex... 30,500 
nKA.. 26,500 
T K E.. 9,000 
Z B T.. 8,000 


A 2 ♦.. 

2 n ... 

n K ♦.. 


A * $40,916 

A ♦ 38,423 

X ^ 33.083 

A A ♦ . . 29.789 
K A (N) 28,700 

Z ^ 26,857 

^ r 26.526 

2 ♦ 24,250 

♦ 2 K . . 24,000 
4> K 2 . . 23,050 
e A X . . 22.150 

X ♦ 19,533 

A X P . . 18,875 
A K E . . 18.844 
ATA.. 17,175 
AT 17,065 

♦ A e .. 16,161 

♦ K * .. 15,982 
Ben.. 15,633 
A 2 ♦ . . 15,500 

♦ PA.. 14.235 

K 2 13.733 

2 N 13.164 

2 A E . . 12.811 

2 X 12.237 

A T Q . . 10.5K 
ex.... 10,167 
T K E . . 9.000 
K A (S). 8,667 
Z B T . . 8,000 
nKA.. 6,625 

2 * E . . 

A 2 ♦ .. 

2 n 

n K * .. — 


Total 1,141 

Average. 32 

Total 513 

Average. .16.5 

Average. .45.0 

Total $9,270,015 

Average $18,070 

The table includes 36 fraternities, having 1141 chapters which own 513 
houses, but houses are owned by only 31 fraternities having 11 19 chapters. 
The average number of houses, shown in the second column as 16.5, was found 
by dividing the 513 houses by the 31 fraternities owning them; the average 
found by dividing 513 by 36 would be 14.3. The average per cent of houses 
owned by fraternities, given as 45.0 in the third column, was found by 
dividing 513 by 1141, the number of chapters of the 36 fraternities; the 
average found by dividing 513 by 1119 — the number of chapters of the 31 
fraternities that own houses — would be 45.8. The total value of the 513 houses, 
$9,270,015, shown in the fourth column, divided by 513 makes the average 
$18,070, as shown in the fifth column. 


Since Baird's Manual went to press a number of fraternities have chartered 
new chapters and a namber have acquired more houses. 

$ A O has acquired three more houses — at Lehigh, Franklin and Minne- 
sota — and also has granted charters for chapters at Colorado College, Iowa 
State College and the University of North Dakota, at which last place a 
a house is owned. As shown by the table, however, $ A 6 was second among 
the 36 fraternities in the number of chapters, second in the number of houses 
owned, eleventh in the per cent of houses owned, second in the total valuation 
of houses and seventeenth in the average valuation. 


Eight fraternities held conventions late in 1912 — X $ at Richmond, Va., 
November 29-30; A K E, Memphis, Tenn., December 4-6; Z A E, Nashville, 
Tenn., December 26-28; ^ F A, Indianapolis, Ind., December 26-28; ^ K Z, 
Baltimore, Md., December 26-28; A T Q, Louisville, Ky., December 27-29; 
2 N, Atlanta, Ga., December 30-January i ; $ A 9, Chicago, 111., December 
30- January 4. The following information about the 2 A E convention has 
been kindly ifurnished by the editor of the Record, Mr. Elmer B. San ford, of 
Kansas City: 

2 A E had a very successful convention. Marvin E. Holdemess, of Nashville, 
was elected E. S. A., or President. Two very important changes were made. A 

¥ermanent Secretary and visiting: officer was selected, and our beloved Wm. C. 
^evere of Evanston, III., the man who has reluctantly consented to take the posi- 
tion, which only pays $2,000, much less than he now makes by his writing and lec- 
tures. He will devote practically all of his time to fraternity work and visit every 
chapter at least once during every two years. 

A life subscription to The Record, somewhat similar to that adopted by ^ A 9, 
was put into effect. A charter was granted to Kansas State College at Manhattan, 
Kan., a very substantial and growing college, now receiving a larger appropriation 
than the state university at Lawrence. 

We are indebted to the courtesy of the editor of the Phi Gamma Delia, 

Mr. E. B. HuUey, of Pittsburgh, for the following details regarding the 

* r A convention : 

Our ekklesia had 501 delegates and visitors — our biggest convention. It elected 
as President, O. H. Cheney, of New York, who has been prominently identified with 
the Interfraternity Conference. Our biggest legislation was that authorizing an 
Executive Secretary, and providing funds from the treasury and by assessment to 
pay his salary and expenses. This man will organize the field work and strengthen 
the fraternity and individual chapters. We adopted the name "executive" instead 
of "traveling," since the latter gives the picture of a man riding in Pullmans at the 
fraternity's expense, and arouses some hostility to the idea. The new Secretary is 
to be named within a month by the Board ot Archons, under whose directions he 
will operate. 

We also began, formally, our $100,000 memorial fund for the founders. This 
is to be raised by contributions from alumni, and we expect to raise it in ten 
years. The interest from this will be used in advancing the interests of the frater- 
nity and paying the expenses of the Executive Secretary. About $7,000 was pledged 
toward it on the floor of the convention by alumni in ten minutes. No new charters 
were granted — none betn^ voted upon. Two were discussed — Williams College and 
Stetson University (Florida) — and will probably be voted on by mail soon. Our 
next convention will be at Atlantic City, December 29-31, 1913. 

For the following details regarding the convention of A T fi we are indebted 

to the courtesy of the editor of the Palm, Mr. Claude T. Reno, of Allentown, 


The recent A T congress elected Nathan F. Griffin, Esq., of New York City, 
as Worthy Grand Chief, decided to meet two years hence at Nashville, rejected a 
proposition to hold future meetings during summer instead of Christmas vacation, 
adopted a system of uniform accounting for the chapters, appointed a committee 
to compile a manual of the duties of every grand and chapter official, provided 
for the adoption of a new form of official badge, required the Palm to furnish 
a bound volume annually to each chapter, appointed a committee to consider and 
report upon the advisability of employing a paid or traveling Secretarv, provided 
for the furnishing of all stationerv by a central office, authorized the publication of 
a new edition of the song book, re-enacted its opinion that fraternities should 
prohibit the initiation of freshmen until after successfully passing the work of the 
first term, rejected a proposition to hold future conventions during summer instead 
of Christmas vacation, and decided to meet two years hence at Nashville. 

In an account of the A K E convention, published in the Quarterly for 
December, Mr. James Anderson Hawes, General Secretary of the fraternity. 


says that the "new chapter at the University of Texas,'* chartered by the con- 
vention, "will be our only chapter between the Mississippi River and the 
Pacific Coast," and that "it will be a strong link in our chain." The conven- 
tion enlarged the council of the fraternity by providing that it shall consist 
of one member chosen by each chapter. The council shall select an executive 
committee, who "shall carry on the routine affairs of the fraternity." Members 
of the executive committee shall be residents of New York City, but not neces- 
sarily the other members of the council. A solid silver loving cup, fourteen 
inches tall, was presented to Mr. Hawes by "a few of his many friends, in 
slight appreciation of his untiring loyalty to A K E." At the convention ban- 
quet, Mr. Charles F. Mathewson, President of the council, said: 

While the position of Fraternity Secretary has been established, with a nominal 
salary of $2,500 a year for a man who gives his whole time to it, you have inad- 
vertently overlooked providing the funds lor the purpose of meeting the $2,500. The 
result is that the taxes whicli come to the council are insufficient to meet the ex- 
penses of the fraternity and the salary of the Fraternity Secretary as well ; and it 
follows that all other expenses are nrst met and the Secretary, Brother Hawes, 
waives all salary except such as is left, which is a very small amount after the other 
expenses are provided for. And I know of no other man in the A K E Fraternity, 
and no man in any other fraternity, who ever has given or would give his entire 
time to the interests of the fraternitv as has Brother Hawes, with virtually no com- 
pensation whatever, but almost wholly at his own expense. 

We have no information in regard to the conventions of 2 N, X ^ and 4> K Z. 


This is a new departure in fraternity journalism, "A Pan-Hellenic Journal, 
Published in the Interest of the College Fraternity World." It has a broad 
field and gives expression to the growing spirit of fraternity cooperation and 
helpfulness, which happily has supplemented old time jealousies and distrust. 
The first number, dated December, 191 2, contains 82 pages, and every Greek 
who is interested in general fraternity movements would feel well repaid by 
reading it. Two of the leading articles are "Fraternity Scholarship," by Frank 
E. Compton, President of 9 A X, and "High School Fraternities," by J. Cal. 
Hanna, former General Secretary of B 8 H. 

The magazine is edited by George Banta, Past President of * A 8, and former 
editor of the Scroll. The eleven pages of editorials are written in the charac- 
teristic vein of his genial personality. George Banta, Jr., conducts an ex- 
change department with the news instinct of an editor of long training. The 
fraternity department is handled by Walter B. Palmer, author of the * A 8 
History and Mantial, the sorority department by Mrs. Ida Shaw Martin, 
AAA, author of the Sorority Handbook. 

The Exchange will publish the general news of interest in regard to all 
fraternities, articles suggesting improvements in fraternity methods and manage- 
ment, and discussions of problems with which the fraternities are confronted. 
It is the only medium for an interchange of opinions in regard to questions 
affecting all ifraternities, and in this respect it has a very important mission. 

A valuable feature of the Exchange is a list of the addresses of the general 
officers of the various fraternities and sororities, also announcements of national 

Everyone who cares to keep abreast of fraternity conditions and progress 
should subscribe for this interesting journal, which occupies a unique position 
among fraternity periodicals. It will be issued four times a year, the sub- 
scription price being one dollar. Typographically it is very handsome and a 
credit to the Collegiate Press, Menasha, Wis., which is much the largest fra- 
ternity publishing house in America. 


The board of curators of the University of Missouri passed, in 191 1, a 
rule that a student must have 24 hours credit before being permitted to join 


a fraternity, that is not before his sophomore year, also a rule prohibiting 

pledges from rooming or taking meals in fraternity houses. At a meeting of 

the board in June, 1912, the first rule was modified so as to permit the initiation 

of a student who has made 15 hours credit during his first semester. The 

new rule reads as follows: 

No student having less than 24 hours credit toward graduation shall be permitted 
to become a member of any fraternity or sorority, or live in any fraternity or sorority 
house; except that the committee on student activities may at its discretion waive 
this rule in the case of any student who has made 15 hours credit in his or her first 
semester in the university. 

The board, at its meeting last June, also passed the following resolutions: 

1. That as regards the question of admitting new students under the 15 hour 
regulation, the committee on student activities shall especially favor the fraternities 
having a creditable standing for scholarship. 

2. That the fraternities should be made to understand that next year or not 
later than two years hence, the right of any fraternity to initiate members will 
probably be made to depend upon its scholastic record. 

At the conclusion of the Interfraternity Conference held in New York City, 

November 30, 1912, the delegates from the fraternities represented at the 

University of Missouri telegraphed the President of the university as follows: 

We, the representatives of the various fraternities having chapters at the Univer- 
sity of Missouri attending the Interfraternity Conference, beg to assure you that 
we will heartily support the university authorities in such regulations as it mav 
prescribe for the government of the, chapters at the university, and that we wifl 
urge our general officers to communicate immediately with the several chapters to 
the same effect. 

Rules passed by the faculty of the University of Wisconsin, which went into 

effect last fall, prohibited the initiation of freshmen. The rules as summarized 

in the Beta Theta Pi arc as follows : 

1. No person, not a member of the university shall be pledged. 2. No fresh- 
man shall lodge or board in a fraternity house. 3. No student shall be initiated 
b^ a fraternity while on probation. 4. No person shall be initiated until the be- 
ginning of his sophomore year. 5. None but sophomores or upper classmen may 
affiliate with a chapter of his fraternity. 

Besides these, there is an Interfraternity agreement which has the following 

clauses : 

1. There shall be no ostentatious rushing at any time. 2. No rushing whatsoever 
shall take place during the first semester. 3. No invitation to membership shall 
be extended to any freshman until four weeks from the first day of the rushing period. 

The Wisconsin correspondent of the Beta Theta Pi writes : 

Obviously, there is much to be said in favor of these regulations, but there are 
also many faults to be found.. As a result of having such a comparatively small chap- 
ter, we have several vacant rooms in tiie house,, which of course, leads to financial 
difficulties. Besides this, we cannot quite get accustomed to having no freshmen in 
the house. However, this is simply an experimental year, and we are sure, 
that in the course of time, the scheme will work itself out satisfactorily. 

The following is clipped from the Cleveland Leader of November 24, 1912 : 

Threats of hostile legislation against college fraternities has aroused fraternity mem- 
bers of Ohio State University, Columbus, Miami University, Oxford, and Ohio Uni- 
versity, Athens, to organize for a bitter fight. Increasing anti-fraternity sentiment at 
these three educational institutions, which are supported by appropriations from the 
state treasury has resulted, it is reported, in a movement to enact a law at the com- 
ing session of the legislature abolishing and forever prohibiting these secret organi- 
zations. Their enemies charge that the fraternity system, by creating artificial social 
distinction and fostering exchisiveness, is destroying the spirit of democracy among 
the students at the state's educational institutions. 

In 1897 the legislature of South Carolina barred fraternities from the state 
university. A similar act was passed by the legislature of Arkansas in 1902, 
but it carries no penalty and has been inoperative. A similar act passed by 
the legislature of Mississippi in 1910 is being contested in the courts. Just 
as we go to press information comes that a bill of the same kind has been 
introduced in the legislature of Texas. Brother Alex Pope, Treasurer of the 
General Council, went to Austin at once to aid in an attempt to defeat it. 

On January 28 a bill of suppression was introduced in the Wisconsin Gen- 
eral Assembly. About the same time a similar bill was introduced into the 
Ohio legislature which affects Ohio University, Ohio State University and 
Miami University. 



The first mass meeting of students of Minnesota last fall was attended by 

A Bleriot monoplane has been presented to the University of Washington. — 
2 A E Record, 

California students have voted, 5 to i, against the use of liquors at any 
social affair about the university. 

Stanford freshmen are charged a fee of 50 cents each, called a bonfire fee, 
to defray the expense of celebration fires. 

tTitder the will of the late John Savary, '55, of Washington, D. C, Williams 
has received $20,000 for the college library. 

Last September a tornado demolished the Syracuse boat house and destroyed 
the racing shells, the loss amounting to $8,000. 

A new catalogue of the 2291 graduates of the School of Mines, Engineering 
and Chemistry of Columbia University has been issued. 

The Wisconsin Daily News has come out as a competitor of the Daily 
Cardinal, the only instance of two daily papers in one university. 

The late Dr. Richard A. Cleeman bequeathed $50,000 to the University of 
Pennsylvania for two additional dormitories, as a memorial to his brother 
Ludovic C. Cleeman. 

The salary for William H. Taft as Kent prcifessor of law at Yale, with 
other duties annexed, will be $5,000, which is the maximum now paid to the 
upper grade of full professors. 

The new Agricultural College of Syracuse University has received $83,000 
from Mrs. Russell Sage. The new State College of Forestry, connected with 
the university has over 100 students enrolled. 

The intercollegiate socialist society, whose headquarters are in New York 
City, announces that its roll of chapters composed of undergraduates has in- 
creased during the last two years from ii to 48. 

Georgia Tech has followed the University of Cincinnati in establishing a 
cooperative course. Students in the course go to school one week and work 
in Atlanta shops the next week, receiving wages. 

The college of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University is to be 
moved from its present site in lower New York City to Morningside Heights 
where the other departments of the university are located. 

Only two years of the four-year medical course are now given at Madison, 
but the regents of the University of Wisconsin have made plans to develop 
in due time a full course in medicine and to utilize clinical facilities in Mil- 

Brown will soon have a branch of the United States Bureau of Plant In- 
dustry, which will have a staff of four pathologists, which will coordinate 
with the university department of botany, and which will first give special 
attention to the chestnut bark disease. 

Fortnightly Notes is the name of a publication just issued from the office 
of the Alumni Quarterly of the University of Illinois. It will be comple- 
mentary to the Quarterly, and will contain items of current news about the 
university and personals from the alumni. 

A committee authorized by the general assembly of Virginia will move the 
body of General Henry Lee, "Light Horse Harry," from Cumberland Island, 
Georgia, to Lexington, Va. Next spring the body will be placed in the family 
vault in the Lee memorial chapel at Washington and Lee University, with 
imposing ceremonies. 


Through the generosity of Morris L. Clothier, the University of Pennsyl- 
vania has received the collection of American plays which Joseph Jackson, of 
Philadelphia, has been gathering for the past twenty-five years. The collec- 
tion embraces 363 plays, representing 192 dramatists, and is especially rich in 
early 'American dramas. 

The completion of the new 37-inch refractor with its housings and the addi- 
tion of 26 acres to the observatory grounds raise the observatory of the Uni- 
versity of Michigan to a place among the three largest observatories in the 
country. The new instrument was planned and a large part of the work 
executed in the observatory and engineering department shops. 

Lincoln Hall at the University of Illinois, for which the state legislature 
appropriated $250,000, will be dedicated to the study of the humanities. The 
dedication ceremonies will take place on February 12, 1913. Work is to 
begin at once on a $55,000 Y. W. C. A. building and on a new armory. The 
drill hall of the armory will be 293x311 feet, with a center height of 98 feet 
and a tan -bark floor. 

A press dispatch from Oxford, Ga., says that the day of the old oil can 
and lamp, "one of the sacred institutions of Emory College,'' is passing, as the 
town is to have electric lights. Also wells are to be discarded for a water- 
works system, and a sewerage system will follow. Work has begun on the 
new dormitory, Haygood Hall, and it will be completed by next fall. It 
will be up-to-date in every respect and will accommodate 150 men. 

Browns 150th anniversary will occur early in October, 19 14. All important 
institutions in America and Europe will be invited to send delegates. A pageant 
is planned which will show the development of Rhode Island in industry, 
commerce, education, and other lines. Coincident with the celebration will be 
the publication of two books, one the new edition of the historical catalogue 
and the other the authorized history of the university, which is being prepared 
by Prof. W. C. Bronson. 

Aged, musty ttxi books, no matter how begrimed or dilapidated, are wanted 
by the United States Bureau of Education. The bureau has issued an appeal 
to those who may have some relics from the days of the "little red school 
house," and who might be induced to part with their keepsakes. The inten- 
tion is to make a collection of rare textbooks and to add to the existing 
pedagogic library which the bureau hopes to build up until it is the best 
equipped authority of its kind in the English-speaking world. 

Andrew Carnegie has added $2,000,000 in Steel Trust bonds to the Carnegie 
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This gift makes three of the 
five millions which he promised to add to his original gift of $10,000,000 ; and, 
as the foundation managed during its first years to save one million, its funds 
now amount to $14,000,000. At the annual meeting of the trustees of the 
foundation in November, 48 pensions and retiring allowances to former teachers 
were granted, making 398 nmv in force, at an annual expenditure of $570,000. 

An automobile course is announced by the engineering department of the 
University of Michigan. It is expected that the new course will prove very 
popular on account of the proximity of the automobile center of Detroit. — 
A physician appointed by the board of regents and acting under the auspices 
of the Michigan Union, will hereafter look after the health of students at 
the University of Michigan. A fee of two dollars is paid by each student 
for the maintenance of student dispensary on the campus and the salary of 
the physician. — 5! ^ Circle. 

Preliminary plans for the first unit of the group of six men's dormitories 
to be erected adjacent to Ohio Union have been approved by the trustees of 
Ohio State University. Final arrangements for the work will be pushed to 
completion, so that the building can be started this spring. Alumni have 
subscribed over $20,000, enough for the first unit. Halbert E. Payne, of New 


York, president of the alumni association, originated the scheme of having 
the alamni raise fands for the dormitory group, and the success of the pro- 
ject thus far is due to the enthusiasm he has awakened among the members 
since last June. 

Ohio State University registers 3,274 students, distributed as follows in the 
eight colleges: agriculture, 1,046; arts, 803; education, 129; engineering, 767; 
law, 194; pharmacy, 85; veterinary medicine, 155; graduate school, 107. 
There are 784 women enrolled in the university. The agricultural extension 
department has begun its schedule of one-week schools to be held in various 
sections of the State between November 15 and March i. Instruction is 
given in crops, soil-fertility, stock-raising, horticulture, and home economics. 
About 50 schools will be held. The registered attendance last year at 46 schools 
was 9485 persons. 


Following agitation on the subject by the Cornell Era, the Cornell Uni- 
versity Christian Association has instituted a campaign to raise $3,000 to 
remodel rooms in Barnes Hall in which banners and other athletic trophies 
will be displayed and preserved. Neglect of the trophies in the past, necessi- 
tated largely by the absolute lack of space in which to store them, has caused 
many of the banners to fall into irreparable decay. The fine silk and satin 
banners won by the crews of the early seventies have been rolled in bundles 
and laid away on dusty shelves until they have become so rotten and brittle 
that they fell to pieces when unrolled. 

The faculty of Dickinson College has decided to give college credit for 
work done in intersociety and intercollegiate debates. — Cornell University has 
decided not to have a stadium, as was originally planned. The trustees claim 
that the stadia at Harvard and Syracuse have not been a success. — ^The Uni- 
versity of Nebraska has established a cafeteria, at which all students may 
obtain their meals at cost. Though it has been running but a few weeks, it 
has attracted such a large patronage among the students that it is to be enlarged. 
Lincoln restaurant men assert that it is damaging their business, and announce 
that they will appeal to the legislature to stop its operation. The university 
has operated a bookstore on the same plan for three years. — A T Q Palm, 

In American universities, colleges and technical schools there are 860 
Chinese, of whom 340 belong to the Chinese Christian Students' Association. 
An entertainment recently given by the Chinese students at the University 
of Michigan attracted an audience that packed Newberry Hall. It was given 
under the auspices of the Cosmopolitan club and the audience included people 
of twenty nationalities. The feature of the programme was a two act play, 
in which new China was contrasted with old China. The play was written by 
two Chinese juniors and was acted by them and two other Chinese students, 
one of them a woman. The play was followed by a presentation of Chinese 
games and customs, Chinese music, and Chinese refreshments, all provided 
by the Michigan Chinese colony. 

That one Wisconsin citizen in every ten has received direct instructions 
from the University of Wisconsin, is shown by statistics just compiled by the 
university alumni association. This estimate of the results of the universit3r's 
teaching is figured on the basis of a population in the State of 2,333,860 and 
takes into consideration 10,000 graduates and regular students of the university 
scattered over the state ; 2,000 farm boys who have attended the short course 
in agriculture ; 3,000 dairy school students ; 8,000 correspondence course 
students who have been enrolled in the extension division; 155,000 who take 
part in the annual farmers' courses and farmers' institutes conducted by the 
university in various parts of the State ; 125,000 persons who have attended 
the lectures delivered by university men in all parts of the State; and 7,000 
citizens who have made use of the "package libraries" sent out by the university 
upon request. 


At Dartmouth work is being pushed on two new dormitories. North and 
South Massachusetts. Construction has begun on an apartment house for 
faculty members. It will contain four 5-room apartments besides a public 
hall and servants' quarters. Sanborn Hall is to be moved to make room for 
Robinson Hall, to be erected for the exclusive use of student organizations 
other than athletic, at a cost of $100,000, given by Wallace F. Robinson of 
Boston. Edward Tuck has given to Dartmouth a portrait of its most dis- 
tinguished graduate, Daniel Webster, painted by Pope about 1850, and said 
to be the finest portrait of him in existence. The Dartmouth Literary 
Magazine suspended last fall, but a new publication called the Bema began 
with 1913. It will contain short stories, poems and other literary matter, but 
will give attention also to general student activities. 

The board of visitors of the University of Virginia has approved the plan 
to tear down the old building at the main university entrance, now housing 
a bookstore and the post office, and to replace it with a colonial structure. 
Also, a bronze gateway will be erected at the entrance. Another improvement 
will be a new road back of President Alderman's home on Carr's Hill for 
fraternity house sites. Early in January a bronze statute of George Washing- 
ton was unveiled on the university grounds. It is a replica of Houdon's 
statue, which is in the state house at Richmond, and is the gift of John T. 
Lupton, '86. The March issue of the University Magazine will be a special 
number devoted to President-elect Woodrow Wilson. It will carry several 
feature articles dealing with his student days at the university, written by stu- 
dent friends. Reprints will be made from the two articles contributed by him 
to the University Magazine while a Virginia student, one of which won the 
second prize in the writers' contest. 

Participation in student activities that lie outside the regular curriculum 
will be regulated hereafter by faculty action in Ohio State University. Scholar- 
ship will be the test to determine a student's eligibility to hold office in any 
organization or to have a position on any publication board. If a student is 
delinquent, either by a condition or failure in any of his studies, he is in- 
eligible to hold office or position of trust or honor in any organization. There 
are, at present, ninety organizations, other than social, among the students 
of this university, and the faculty believes that students often (if left unre- 
stricted) devote time to these minor matters which should be given to their 
studies. The same eligibility qualifications will be required of students holding 
office in these organizations that are required of students taking part in inter- 
collegiate athletics. Hereafter all undergraduates at the University of Michi- 
gan will be required to fill out cards giving a list of their campus activities. 
This plan is the result of the desire of the faculty to have complete record 
of the personnel of student organizations. 


Eighteen members of the faculty of Williams College, chosen from those 
who teach freshmen courses, have been appointed by President Garfield to 
take a group of eight or nine freshmen each and act as their advisers. It 
has been left to each adviser to determine his course with relation to the 
students under him. This arrangement will in no way affect the present 
regulations governing the relations of students with the dean's office.' It is 
designed to have the system of advisers quite informal. — Williams corre- 
spondence, Ne7v York Evening Post. 

The University Senate has adopted a modification of the old advisory 
system. Besides increasing the number of faculty advisers, with a consequent 
decrease in the number of students in each advisory group, the plan will 
include three hundred upper class men as assistant advisers. The student 
advisers will render special service, during registration and the opening days 


of college, in acquainting newcomers with college conventions and traditions. — 
Michigan correspondence. New York Times. 

Brown is working very successfully a scheme of faculty advisers for mem- 
bers of its freshman class. Soon after the opening of the year the entering 
men are divided into small groups, each of which is assigned to some member 
of the faculty, who acts in the capacity of special counselor. The first meeting 
of a man with his adviser is definitely appointed, but thereafter the system 
works informally. While the appointments are made only in the first 
year, a student usually continues the relation with his faculty adviser through- 
out his course. The plan has been working successfully for several years. 
No publicity is given to the matter and none but the adviser and the individual 
student are notified of the appointment. The intent of the system is to lead 
to closer personal relations by allowing each student to feel in any emergency 
of his college life, however, great or small, he may freely claim the counsel 
of a mature and interested adviser. — Brown correspondence. New York Times. 


The students of the University of Kentucky have adopted the honor system. 
—2 A E Record. 

According to President Pierce, of Kenyon College, the honor system has 
been an unqualified success there during the ten years it has been in force. — 
Z 4^ Circle. 

Hobart, like many other colleges, has an honor system in examinations, but 
Hobart is one of the few colleges that has an honor system that works. Here 
it iias worked successfully for years. — Hobart correspondence. New York Times. 

The entire senior class of the School of Mines, Engineering, and Chemistry 
at Columbia University has voted to adopt the honor system in this year's 
mid-year examinations. It is expected that an effort will be made to introduce 
a similar system in the college department of the university. Members of the 
faculty generally favor the adoption of the honor system, but they want it 
adopted voluntarily by the student body. — Columbia correspondence. New York 
Evening Post. 

A vote will be taken on the registration days for the second semester, Feb- 
ruary 3 and 4, to test the sentiment of the students of the University of Illinois 
in regard to the honor system. A campaign has been waged by the student 
daily and other publications toward th^ installation of this system, and the 
Board of Administration has finally consented to take a test vote. The latter 
will not be final, but merely advisory, and will have no determining influence 
on whether or not the honor system shall be adopted here or not. It will, how- 
ever, enable the organizations working for its adoption to determine just what 
the student sentiment on the question is, and whether it is worth while to push 
the campaign further at this time. — Illinois correspondence, New York Times. 

A general crusade is being carried on in the university looking toward the 
use of the 'lionor system'' in all classes and departments. It has been in use 
in the medical department for many years, and has met with marked success. 
The homeopaths and some classes in the literary department have already 
adopted the plan, and some examinations have been conducted in which there 
were no faculty watchers, and each student wrote at the bottom of his paper a 
statement that he had neither given nor received aid. — Michigan correspondence, 
New York Times. 


A valuable contribution to the old controversy about college athletics is 
made by Dr. Harlow Brooks, Professor of Clinical Medicine in the New York 
University, writing for The American Practitioner, 

Recognizing that the question is a complex one, with the usual two sides. 
Doctor Brooks begins by admitting most that has been claimed as to the 


benefits derived fronr athletic sports. They do, he says, give useful training 
in self-restraint and in co-ordinated action, and as now conducted they do 
not interfere with, they probably conduce to, mental development. They must 
really be judged, however, as a preparation for the normal and customary 
pursuits of later life, and, so viewed, he finds that they injuriously affect 
health and efficiency. 

In a single year, as examiner for a National Guard regiment. Doctor Brooks 
had occasion to study the condition of twelve men who had attained distinc- 
tion as athletes while in college, and he found that but one of them could be 
rated as physically up to the average of non-athletic graduates of the same 
age. And the exceptional man died of acute diabetes in his early thirties! 

The trouble with college athletics is not direct — not the immediate result 
of excessive strains, for the strains are not excessive for muscles properly pre- 
pared to meet them. The star player, the record-breaker, would be all right 
and live as long and as well as anybody if he were to continue his college 
activities. But he does not; instead, almost invariably, he enters upon what, 
in comparison, may be called a sedentary life, and his big muscles, cardiac and 
other, being no longer sufficiently used, degenerate and become a source of 
danger. As this progresses, not only do they cease to be capable of the old 
exertions, but they can no longer perform even those for which muscles that 
have never been hypertrophied are competent. 

The reform which Doctor Brooks proposes is not the abolition of college 
athletics. He thinks that their unquestionably good effects can be retained, 
and their bad ones eliminated or minimized, by doing away with the speciali- 
zation which makes the star and the record-breaker, and by seeking a more 
moderate, all-round, physical development that can be fully utilized by any 
active man in business or the professions. 

It is interesting to note that, in the men distinguished in college sports, 
he found the fewest evidences of physical deterioration in those who had won 
their fame in baseball. — New York Times. 


News of interesting events, occurring after chapter letters have been forwarded, 
and as late as the goth or 25th of the month preceding the month of publication, should 
be forwarded promptly^ to appear in this department. 

Just prior to the Chicago convention a charter was granted by the general 
council for an alumni club at Calgary, Alberta. The application, dated October 
15, 1912, was signed by the following : William Wren Hay, Vermont, '10; 
Harry A. Sylvester, Union, *o6 ; I. Kendall Kerr, Jr., Minnesota, '05 ; M. T. 
Chamberlain, Illinois, '03; Frank L. Magee, Idaho, '09; H. W. Hill, Stanford, 
•01; H. H. Kerr, Wisconsin, '11; W. W. Cary, Ohio Wesleyan, '10; J. G. 
Balyeat, Washington State, '08; A. R. Landry, McGill, *07; J. H. Evans, 
Minnesota, '96; S. H. O. Burroughs, Toronto, *io; Alan H. W. Kennedy, 
McGill, *03 ; C. Bruce McClelland, Knox, '09 ; Gage O. Shaum, Nebraska, '06 ; 
Granville W. Cecil, Central, '09. 

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How to secure the largest possible attendance at Founders' Day meetings 
and dinners is a problem. The only means are through the mails, telephone 
and personal interviews. The best method is by personal interviews, but the 
telephone should be used a day or two before the meeting, to remind those 
who have promised to come and to urge those who have not responded. The 
dinner should not be ordered until the last possible moment, so that it will 
not be ordered for a larger number than will certainly be present. In one 
city last year many who were expected did not come, and the member who 
ordered the dinner had to pay out of his own pocket for a good many plates 
at $5 a plate. A good many dinners have been failures so far as the attend- 
ance was concerned because the price was fixed too high. If the price is 


moderate many more will attend and everybody will have just as enjoyable a 
time. The main thing is to get out a large number of Phis, and dollar dinners 
will draw a much larger number than five dollar affairs. At many places 
arrangements can be made for a dinner, at table d'hote rates, served in a 
private dining room, and without a contract with the hostelry for a definite 


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The Phis of today are far more liberally provided with fraternity literature 
than were those of any previous time. An elaborate history of Phi Delta Theta 
was published in 1906 and is still on sale. The third edition of the manual 
of the Fraternity has just been issued. It is a very showy as well as useful 
book of 316 pages. Copies of the last (1902) edition of the song book and 
of the 191 2 year book may still be procured. The seventh edition of "Baird's 
Manual of American College Fraternities" was published in September, 191 2. 
Announcements of all of these books appear in our advertising pages. The 
history and manual of Phi Delta Theta should be placed not only in every 
chapter library but in the library of every institution in which the Fraternity 
has a chapter, in university club libraries and in the public libraries of the 
larger cities. In addition, every chapter should subscribe for Banta*s Greek 
Exchange, in order to keep better informed about fraternities in general, and 
all alumni should subscribe for it who feel that tbey do not get enough 
Hellenic news through The Scroll. Another unique journal is that sterling 
monthly, the Javelin, published by the Chicago alumni club. 


of Scroll of Phi Delta Theta published 5 times a year at Menasha, 
Wis., required by the Act of August 24, 1912. 


Editor, Thos. A. Davis Goshen, Ind. 

Managing Editor, same. 

Business Managers, same. 

Publisher, Geo. Banta . Menasha, Wis. 

Owners : 

Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. 

No stockholders. 

Known bondholders, mortgagees, and other security holders, hold- 
ing 1 per cent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other 
securities : 


George Banta, Publisher. 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this Second day of October, 

[seal] Gertrude W. Sawyer, 

Notary Public. 

(My commission expires March 27, 19 16) 

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VOL. XXXVII. MARCH, 1913. No. 4 



Phi Delta Theta esteems herself both exceedingly fortunate and 
highly honored in having for her sixteenth president, Guy Potter 
Benton, present president of the University of Vermont. That a 
man holding a position of such importance and of such arduous 
duties as the president of a great state university can, and will take 
up the additional duties of a great national fraternity, truly speaks 
well of the fraternity system, and is to a considerable degree a strong 
argument against the position which, at this time, has been taken by 
numerous enemies of the fraternity systems throughout the states of 
the middle-west. 

Guy Potter Benton was born at Kenton, Ohio, May 26, 1865. 
After completing the work of the common schools, he entered Baker 
University, and later Ohio Wesleyan University from which he 
graduated with the class of 1886 and the degree of Bachelor of 
Arts. Later he pursued graduate work at the University of Woos- 
ter, followed by special studies in Berlin. Brother Benton has had 
the following additional degrees conferred upon him: Doctor of 
Divinity by Baker University in 1900, and Ohio Wesleyan uni- 
versity in 1905 ; Doctor of Laws by Upper Iowa University in 1906, 
and the University of Vermont in 1911, and Middlebury College in 

On September 4, 1889, he was married to Miss DoUa Konantz, 
at Arcadia, Kansas. There are two daughters in the family now, 
Helen, aged 20, and Pauline, aged 15. 

During all of his life Doctor Benton has been engaged in edu- 
cational work, both in the primary and secondary schools. His 
career has been progressive and marked by rapid advance as is indi- 
cated by the following list of positions which he has filled : 

Superintendent of City Schools, Ft. Scott, Kansas, 1890-95; As- 
sociate State Superintendent of Public Inspection for Kansas, 1895-6 ; 
Professor of History and Sociology, at Baker University, J 896-99; 
President Upper Iowa University, 1899-1902; President of Miami 
University, 1902-1910; and President of the University of Vermont, 
since 1911. 

In addition to holding official positions in educational institutions, 
Doctor Benton has always been interested in, and a prominent factor 
in teachers' associations and all organizations working towards the 
betterment of the educational interest of our whole country. He 
has held positions at various times at the head of prominent com- 


mittees, conferences, and associations, not only in states in which 
he has lived, but also in national associations and societies. This 
line of his activities began in 1892, when he was elected president 
of the Southeastern Kansas Teachers Association; in 1899 he be- 
came a member of the Kansas State Board of Education. While at 
Miami he was secretary of the Ohio Conference of College Deans 
and Presidents, 1902-1905 ; president of the Ohio College Associa- 
tion, 1903 and 1904; chairman of the committee of the latter asso- 
ciation which formulated a scheme later adopted by the state known 
as "An Educational Policy for Ohio." Nationally he has been sec- 
retary of the National Association of State Universities since 1910, 
and elector of the American Hall of Fame since the same year. Since 
going to Vermont he has been made president of the Board of Library 
Commissioners for the State of Vermont. 

Doctor Benton's activities have not been confined wholly to edu- 
cational circles, but have also extended into the co-ordinate circles 
of the church. He has always been a member, and for many 
years a licensed minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church North. 
From 1904 to 1910, he was president of the Educational Society of 
the Cincinnati Conference of his Church ; from 1908 to 1909 he 
was president of the Young Men's Christian Association for the 
State of Ohio, and is now a member of the General Committee of 
the Vermont State Young Men's Christian Association. 

Doctor Benton has contributed largely to the educational literature 
of the country, being the author of many special articles published 
both in bulletins and magazines, dealing with subjects on educa- 
tional and religious lines, a list of which would be too numerous 
for the space available in this sketch. 

While at Ohio Wesleyan, he was initiated into the Phi Delta 
Theta Fraternity, and ever since that time has taken an ardent 
interest in the Fraternity and in those chapters whose good fortune 
it has been to come within the range of his activities. He is also 
a member of the honorary fraternities, Tau Kappa Alpha and Phi 
Beta Kappa. 

Such in brief has been the career of our new president, and Phi 
Delta Theta looks forward to the coming two years with the utmost 
confidence that under the guidance of his experienced and skilled 
hands, the Fraternity will advance to a position unassailed and su- 
preme in the Greek world. 


Elmer Charless Henderson, who was elected historian of the gen- 
eral council of Phi Delta Theta at the Chicago convention, was 
born in the town in which he now lives, Fulton, Mo., on January 30, 
1873. His parents also were born and have always lived in Fulton, 
while his paternal grandmother, a granddaughter of Daniel Boone, 
became a resident of Missouri before the territory of Louisiana was 
purchased by the United States. 



Brother Henderson received his first school training in the pub- 
lic schools of Fulton, and after completing the high school course, 
entered Westminster College, at Fulton, in 1890 as a member of 
the class of 1893. While a student at Westminslei' Brother Hender- 
son was initiated by the Missouri Beta chapter of Phi Delta Theta. 
He attended his first national convention at Indianapolis in 1894 and 
with the exception of the conventions of 1898, 1900 and 1902, has 

Elmer Chakless Henderson, Weslminsltr, '93, 

attended every one since that time. He was appointed as a member 
of the Chapter House Commission, to fill a vacancy in 190S and was 
elected to the position by the 1906 convention and held it until his 
election as H. G. C. He and Brother Thomas A. Davis, R. G. C, 
were the members of the Chapter House Commission and represented 
the Fraternity in the supervision of the erection of the Miami Mem- 
orial Chapter House. 

After leaving college Brother Henderson entered upon a successful 


mercantile career and liis interests are varied and important. Brother 
Henderson was married on April 8, 1903, to Miss Anne Brown, 
B S O, of Fulton. They have two children, Anne and Elmer C, Jr. 
Brother Henderson has served as president of the several commer- 
cial organizations of Fulton and is a member of the board of trus- 
tees of Westminster College. 

Adner Charles Chapfuis, Tutant, '07. 

He, no doubt, has the peculiar distinction of having known, per- 
sonally, more of the founders of Phi Delta Theta than any other 
living member; he knew Robert Morrison, John Wolfe Lindley and 
Andrew Watts Rogers. 

Because of Brother Henderson's business experience and his ex- 
ceptionally wide acquaintance with the Fraternity, he should make a 
most efficient officer. Ovid Bell, Westminster, '96. 



The Chicago convention elected Brother Abner Charles Chappuis, 
Louisiana Alpha, '07, the Fraternity Chapter House Commissioner 
for the ensuing two years. Brother Chappuis was bom March 4, 
1886, at Rayne, La.; he entered Tulane University with the clae*' 
of 1907 and graduated from the law department that year, after 
which he practiced his profession at Crowley, La., until February, 
1912, when he removed to New Orleans, where he has since been 
engaged in the development and exploitation of Louisiana farm lands, 
in which business he has been extremely successful. Brother Chap- 
puis was married to Miss Lucille Edith Crippen, of Crowley, La., 
December 21, 1910. Since Brother Chappuis has assumed official po- 
sition in Phi Delta Theta, the added dignity of father was placed 
upon his shoulders when Barbara Katherine Chappuis was bom a 
few weeks after the convention. Brother Chappuis attended the 
Washington Convention in 1906, as a delegate from Louisiana Alpha 
and the three subsequent conventions at Pittsburgh, Niagara Falls 
and Chicago, as delegate from the New Orleans Alumni Club. Thus 
Brother Chappuis is well acquainted with fraternity affairs and well 
equipped to perform the duties of chapter house commissioner. 


Brother Lindsay, in response to the writer's request for some of 
the intimate details of his life, has failed to furnish us with the date 
of his birth. We know his natural modesty but nevertheless, we will 
guess that that momentous event took place about the year of our 
Lord, 1880. The place is also unknown to the writer, thus we are un- 
able to make it celebrated by due reference herein. However, we do 
know that Brother Lindsay entered Washington and Jefferson at 
Washington, Pa., as a member of the class of 1902, and became a 
member of Phi Delta Theta in October, 1898. After leaving college 
he located in Pittsburgh, where he has been engaged in business' with 
his father under the firm name of Lindsay Transfer Company, of 
which he is the treasurer. During the ten years that have elapsed 
since his college career, Brother Lindsay has been one of the wheel- 
horses of the Pittsburgh Alumni Club, of which he was president 
one year, and secretary for five years. He was secretary of the club 
at the time of the Pittsburgh national convention, and as such had 
the bulk of the detail work in connection with that convention to 
look after. That he did it well everyone who attended that con- 
vention can amply testify. In 1910 Brother Lindsay was elected 
by the general council as president of Alpha Province and served as 
such until the Chicago convention, when by an unanimous vote he 
was elected to the position of alumni commissioner. Brother Lindsay 
has attended the last four conventions of the Fraternity, and on ac- 
count of a certain romantic event at Washington in 1906, he will 
probably attend all subsequent conventions. It was at Washington 
that he met Miss Virginia Weyand, one of the fair residents of the 


capitol city, and Brother Lindsay capitulated. They were married 
June 11, 1908. Brother Lindsay and his wife reside on Ben-Avon 
Heights, Ben-Avon, Pa., which is a suburb about six miles out of 
the city of Pittsburgh. Brother Lindsay is a member of the First 
United Presbyterian Church of Allegheny, of whose board of trus- 
tees he has been a member for the past seven years. 

Brother Lindsay's fraternity record is sucJi that it can coniidently 

Robert White Li.n'ds.iv, Waskington and JiStrson, 'oi. 

be predicted that the office of alumni commissioner will be well 
filled the ensuing two years. 


Phi Delta Theta is peculiarly fortunate in the services of Brother 
Davis as fraternity librarian, to which position he was first appointed 
by the general council in 1911, and elected by the national conven- 
tion in 1912. Brother Davis has for years been connected with edu- 
cational institutions and knows colleges and fraternities to an un- 
usual degree. He was bom at North Salem, Indiana, in 1867, and 
received his collegiate degree Bachelor of Science from Butler Col- 
lege, in 1890. He was initiated into the Indiana Gamma chapter of 
Phi Delta Theta in 1886 and in 1892 he received the degree of Mas- 
ter of Science in course from his Alma Mater, and in 1906 the degree 
of Doctor of Philosophy from the University of California. Doctor 
Davis taught chemistry in Butler for two years after his graduation. 


and then became professor of biology in Garfield University for one 
year, after which he filled the chair of biology in Butler until 1903. 
Then Doctor Davis removed to California where he filled a number 
of important positions in biological work in that state. He was 
appointed professor of agricultural education at Miami University 
in 1907, and is now filling that position, acting also as dean of 

Benjamin Marshall Davis, Butler, '90. 

the State Normal College at Miami. He is a member of the hon- 
orary fraternity of Sigma Xi. Doctor Davis has written and pub- 
lished many scientific pamphlets upon topics incident to his pro- 
fession, besides a number of text books, which are standard in the 
subject of agricultural education. 

Doctor Davis is primarily a student, but one of the few students 
who have made good teachers. We confidently believe that he will 
be equally as successful as curator of the valuable historical collec- 
tion of Phi DelU Theta. 



Brother Burruss's modest story of his life runs somewhat as fol- 

I was born bi Miami, Ohio, (or as a matter of fact on a farm near (bere). 
May 17, 1S78. This accounts for m; early affection for Phi Delta Theta. t 
gradaaled from the Carrolllon High School in iK^S- During that summer I 
took a competitive examination and won the "Veatur Scholarship" which en- 

Wii.UAM Bledsoe Buhkitss, Missouri, '99, 

tilled mt to free tuition in the University of Missouri. Unforttmately daring 
my attendance aboat three years later the taw was declared unconstitutional 
and but for the fact that the tuition was practically free I might have had my 
allowance (given me by my father) reduced and in some way HOI have reached 
the glorious heights to which I have attained. I took among other things an 
A. B., and an LL.B. al the university. I won the Shakespearian contest, was 
manager and director of the university stock company and track team and a 
member of the boat crew in the only "annual boat race" ever polled off in 
the university. I located in Seattle, Washington to practice law and lived in the 
Phi chapter house at the university during my year in- Seattle. Gave op the 


practice of law and went into the life insurance business as agent for the 
Provident Life and Trust Company. Was married to Miss Ida Louise Lapsley 
in Harrisburgy Ky., on February 24, 1904. Miss Lapsley's father and two of 
his brothers were Phis so again I followed the Phi instinct and incidentally got 
a wife who was almost as strong a Phi as I was, and as you know she has been 
of great help to me in my work in the Fraternity. For six successive years I 
helped Missouri Alpha in her rushing season spiking thirty-five men and only 
lost one. I organized the Norfolk alumni club and secured a subscription for 
The Scroll from every member. 

I have been promoted in the Provident Life and Trust Company from special 
agent in Missouri to district agent in Seattle, Washington, to district manager 
in California, field superintendent in Missouri and to general or state agent in 
Virginia. This is my story. My four hobbies and four interests : my wife, my 
fraternity, my company, and dramatic work. 

Brother Burniss has been a most efficient president of Beta Prov- 
ince the last four years, and though a member of a chapter outside 
of that province, he has in that time so endeared himself to the Vir- 
ginia Phis, that their appeal at Niagara Falls and at Chicago for his 
re-election by the general council was unanimous. It is greatly 
to be regretted that the convention did not make any provision for an 
early publication of the catalogue, thus depriving itself of a much 
needed tool and Brother Burruss of a strenuous ride on one of his 
hobbies. However, there is such a thing as it being impossible to keep 
a good man down, and even though handicapped, it is assured that 
Phi Delta Theta will profit greatly by Brother Burruss's efforts as 
official editor of the catalogue of Phi Delta Theta. 


The banquet of the recent National Convention in Chicago was 
held in the ball room of the LaSalle Hotel, on Wednesday evening, 
January 1, 1913. Rev. William Chalmers Covert, D.D., Indiana 
Epsilon, *85, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 
led in an invocation, after which Charles F. Lamkin, President of 
the General Council introduced the toastmaster of the evening, Rev. 
John Balcom Shaw, D.D., Pennsylvania Alpha, *85, pastor of the 
Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago. 

The speeches delivered in responses to the toasts were entertaining 
and instructive, but on account of their length, as reported by a 
stenographer. Brother William S. Garber, Hanover, '72, and on ac- 
count of the very crowded condition of The Scroll for January, 
room for them, even in condensed form, could not be found in that 
issue ; and in order to bring them within the limits of this issue, they 
have necessarily been greatly abbreviated. 

The Toastmaster : Brother Phis, I venture to think that, with- 
out any exaggeration, it might be said that this is the happiest hour 
of our fraternity life. As I look at this fine array of college men, all 
of them evidently of high type, I am prouder tonight of th^ Phi 
Delta Theta Fraternity, and I think I am more prepared to swear 


towards it my allegiance, and towards the brothers of the Phi Delta 
Theta fraternity greater love and loyalty than ever before in all my 
life. (Applause.) 

I for one would like to express my appreciation of the splendid 
decorum that has prevailed upon this occasion, and I think I may, 
in the name of all our alumni here in Chicago thank the General 
Council and thank the local committee for the order that went out 
prescribing the decorum which we have here tonight, and which 
will ever reflect honor I am sure upon our Fraternity. (Applause.) 
Because if there is anything we want to do it is to stand out before 
this nation conspicuously as the fraternity of the finest type of men 
anywhere in the country. We have to insist upon a high type, the 
highest possible standard for admission. We want only .the picked 
men in every college. Then we must also insist, I think, upon main- 
taining the highest standard, not tolerating men who do not reach that 

I visited one of our great New England chapters this fall — you 
know it; Massachusetts Alpha, at Williams College; as fine a chap- 
ter of a national fraternity as there is anywhere, I think — and I was 
interested in hearing one of the men say, it was quite incidental, that 
they had a Study Committee; that when a man didn't reach up to 
the standard, and was likely to fall behind the standard of the men 
of that chapter, he was not only admonished, but he was assisted; 
and by that means they maintain there, in the presence of old Alpha 
Delta Phi and D. K. E., and Kappa Alpha — they maintain a chapter 
which everybody in Williamstown tells me is as fine a chapter as 
they have in that old historic institution. 

With this introduction, I wish to propose at the very outset one or 
two toasts, I think we ought to have a toast this evening to the 
ladies. I heard a young man called upon to respond to the toast to 
the ladies the other evening, and he gave about the finest sentiments 
on that subject that I ever heard. This was his toast ; "I will divide 
my toast into three heads. First, my subject never grows old." 
There was a little titter. "Second, my subject can always speak for 
itself." There was a little more of the laugh. "Third, my subject 
is one which any sensible man ought to be only too willing to em- 

Then the house cam