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panionship with the fair sex in the above
photo which was snapped during the chapter'e
annual Hudson River boat ride. It illustrates
one of the many stimulating sidelights of
the educational process.
Meanwhile the increasingly beneficial side
of Fraternity Row is emphasized in Bill
Moredock's article on the Florida chapter's
fine experiment with Help Week. And the
article which follows immediately describes
the work in the service of humanity on a
world-wide level of Basil O'Connor, president
of the National Foundation of Infantile
Paralysis. His March of Dimes is still under
way. Also still under way, as it is pertinent
to mention, is Sigma Phi Epsilon's march
of Camp dollars. See the back cover and send
Other articles in this issue include a report
of the National Interfraternity Conference of
last November, pictures and stories of Home-
coming celebrations, and other events.
A good part of the undergraduate section
is devoted to a review of last fall's football
season, though there are reports on manpower
and intramural and social activities, and other
This issue is also represented with a full-
fledged Sig Epic Achievement section, which
we hope can be kept up.
That old Expansion Express has begun to
work up a new boilerful or two of steam,
and the birth of at least three or four new
chapters will be described in the next issue
(see page 137). — J.R.
■* • •
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sigtna phi epsilan
Vol. 49 • No. 3
Voice of the Fraternity 130
Florida Helps the Help Week Idea To Grow
BILL MOREDOCK 132
He Heads the March of Dimes 134
38,000th Sig Ep— James W. Graf 135
Affable Angeleno Takes a Seat 136
The N.I.C. Stages Its 43rd Revival 138
A Collegian Views the N.I.C. harold s. myers 140
A New Course in Brotherhood, robert b. melvin 143
Happy, Happy Homecomings Like These 144
Parties Plus 146
Other Parties with an Angle 148
Fraternity Row 150
Sig Epic Achievement 151
Good of the Order 158
Grand President's Message — Luis Roberts 158
With the Alumni 161
Vital Data (married; born; died) 170
On the Campus 172
That's About Everything 207
Directory of Officers 208
DEADLINES: 25TH OF THE FOLLOWING MONTHS —
JULY, SEPTEMBER, NOVEMBER, JANUARY, MARCH
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January, March, and May by the Fraternity. Subscription for life to
members initiated since August I, 1924, and before January 1, 1952.
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August 6, 1932. Printed in the U.S.A.
Readers are invited to contribute letters to
this section to help make it and keep it a sound
reflection of creative Sig Ep opinion. It can also
serve as a hopper for interesting oddments of
Sig Ep information and story which readers feel
it worth while to share with others.
Lesson in Hospitality
It has long been the custom of the alumni to
return each year during the weekend of our
final great football classic. As an undergraduate,
I remember that we were glad to see the old
grads and did our best to make them feel at
home and show them a good time. My class is
After a period of more or less enforced ab-
sence, I have been taking my wife back with
me for the last several years, and have noted
an almost complete lack of interest in the
alumni. This year the house was especially
unkempt and dirty, and the light switch in the
ladies' room was broken and the bulb missing.
As the alumni entered the house, no one
greeted them and they soon began to shift for
themselves. Light meals were served before and
after the game, with the alumni being seated by
themselves. Beer was served in the cellar, fol-
lowing the established custom. A three-piece
orchestra was expected to show up for the
evening's entertainment but it didn't, so finally
the alumni left the house for the local beer club.
I am not addicted to writing crank letters. I
prefer that you do not check up on my chapter
because I want to see them work out of their
present lack of spirit without reflection. My
thought is that it is probably a national problem,
that considerable thought should be given to
an alumni program.
The Fraternity has done a lot for me, and I
enjoy your Journal. It is fine to read about Ted
Mack and others who have become famous.
—Name and chapter withheld by request.
■ If any chapter feels that the shoe might fit,
it should know what to do.— Ed.
We have received many fine words concern-
ing tlie success of the Golden Anniversary Con-
clave. Naturally, all this makes us Richmond
Sig Eps mighty happy but we are not over-
looking the fact that it was the co-operation of
all active chapters, alumni chapters, and Grand
Officers that really made it such a great event.
Handsome Conclave remembrance
may still be obtained for $2,50.
Therefore, may we express our appreciation and
say "thanks a million" to each of those who
For those interested, a few of the Conclave
favors, the bronze medallion paperweight, are
still available at $2.50 each which includes
postage. Requests for these paperweights must
necessarily be filled on a first-come, first-served
basis because of the limited supply. Please send
orders with remittance to P.O. Box 133, Rich-
mond, Va. All orders will be taken care of until
the present supply is depleted.
It was great seeing so many Sig Eps at the
Conclave helping to celebrated Fifty Years of
Progress. May the next fifty make us even more
proud of Sigma Phi Epsilon.— Herbert H.
Smith, Ohio Gamma, General Chairman.
In reading the latest issue of thq Journal, the
Golden Anniversary issue, one thought impresses
me. Much more time was spent looking back-
wards and applauding than looking forward and
thinking. The most refreshing paragraph in the
whole issue (congratulations for printing it) was
the opinion stated by Carleton S. Pritchard of
Boston, page 96. His closing sentence: ". . . this
general attitude of our Fraternity toward dis-
crimination will harm both our national and our
ethical development," shows a foresighted think-
ing and courage that is evidently lacking else-
where in our Fraternity,
No doubt some of those in attendance thought
discrimination important enough to discuss.
However, I see on page 90 that ". . . so large
a majority was opposed to it that relatively
little time was devoted to this question in dis-
If these are an example of what you refer to
as "the men who are about to inherit the world,"
it seems that the phrase could better be stated,
"the men whom the world will be unlucky
enough to inherit."
In 1901 the Fraternity had leadership, ideals,
and foresight. Today, fifty years later, Sigma Phi
Epsilon is one of the strongest nationals. In
September, however, it appears we had few
actual leaders, even fewer ideals, and our fore-
sight was strictly financial in scope.
Will this Fraternity be around to celebrate
their hundredth, or even seventy-fifth, anniver-
sary?— Thomas N. CuMMiNGs, Michigan Alpha,
'49, 4430 Paradise Ave., Tacoma, Wash.
■ We'll bet Sigma Phi Epsilon will easily ride
out all the tides and endure. "If one shall
read the future of the race," says Emerson,
"hinted in the organic effort of nature to mount
and meliorate, and the corresponding impulse to
the Better in the human being, we shall dare
affirm that there is nothing he will not overcome
and convert, until at last culture shall absorb the
chaos and gehenna."—EB.
Last June, my husband, Jerry RafiFensperger,
Indiana Alpha, '25, and I his wife (nee Helen
Gould, Kappa Alpha Theta) left our home at
Henry, 111. to drive to Wyoming to fulfill Jerry's
long-cherished ambition to enjoy an antelope
hunt. We had written to the Cliff Miller Guide
Service in Casper, Wyo., and the hunt was
scheduled for September 11, 1951, to climax a
Western sightseeing and fishing trip.
Our first pleasant surprise was to discover that
Clifford A. Miller was a brother Sig Ep— Colo-
rado Beta, '11.
The two men began their hunt about 70
miles from Casper near the Rattlesnake Moun-
tains, the heart of the world's best antelope
hunting. After seeing many antelope through
binoculars, and stalking several, Jerry drew a
bead on a buck with a fine head. Using his 270
Winchester with a 4x scope, he downed him
with a neck shot at 325 yards.
After the hunt the Raffenspergers were royally
entertained by CHff and Mrs. Miller at dinner,
and at the American Legion Club of which
Cliff, a World War I veteran, is past com-
mander. We learned that Brother Miller had
served two terms in the Wyoming House of
Representatives, and one term as State Senator.
He had served on the State Fish and Game
Commission for four years, and was currently
president of the State Federation of Sportsman's
Clubs and vice-president of the Izaak Walton
We also learned that Brother Miller is widely
known throughout Wyoming as a leader in
game management and conservation activities.
Jerry knows he was doubly fortunate to be
guided to the best in antelope hunting by a
mighty fine Sig Ep brother who is one of the
best guides in Wyoming.— Helen Gould (Mrs.
Jerry) Raffensberger, Henry, 111.
■ John G. Raffensberger, Illinois Alpha, '50, is
their Sig Ep son.
In the September Joxxrnal I noticed an article
entitled "How the Maine Chapter Impressed the
Public." Maine Alpha is to be congratulated for
their work. We at Rutgers have also impressed
the public. Last May our pledge class substi-
tuted a Work Week in place of a Hell Week.
Thirteen pledges with the help of a few brothers
spent two afternoons and a Saturday morning
clearing trees for a new municipal parking lot,
tearing down an old shack that was an eyesore,
and removing sod from the infield of a com-
munity baseball diamond. Thus New Jersey Beta
is following the lead of Maine Alpha to impress
the public. We hope we may read of many more
chapters doing likewise.— Thomas A. Kitchen,
Historian, New Jersey Beta, New Brunswick,
■ The Florida chapter has also helped the Help
Week idea to grow. See page 132. — Ed.
A Magazine IVownen Believe fit
Being a mother of three stalwart Lehigh Sig
Eps (John, '44, Richard, '46, Herbert, Jr., '51),
I enjoy reading the JotniNAL very much.— Mrs.
Herbert F. Gretz, R.F.D. No. 1, West Chester,
Sportsmen Miller (left) and Raffensberger.
Florida Helps the Help Week
In their college town of Gainesville, University of Florida Sig Eps impress
the public by painting traflBc signal lightposts from Court House to campus.
THE Florida chapter gave a substantial
boost to the constructive work week
movement last October when the pledges
co-operated with the mayor of Gainesville
to do some civic refurbishing.
The Work Week officially began on a
Thursday when 15 pledges began the task
of painting a long row of traffic lights on
University Avenue. They scraped the old
paint off on Thursday, applied the new on
To get the Sig Eps down on record as
being the first campus group to hold a con-
structive work week, the chamber of com-
merce arranged a fitting ceremony. An
official presented chapter president Roland
Hitt with a brush and a scraper. The chap-
ter's "Fighting Gator Band" played lustily.
Traffic was blocked by crowds of interested
spectators. A movie camera cranked so that
the proceedings could later be telecast on
station WMBR, Jacksonville.
Other public officials appeared. President
J. Hillis Miller of the University of Florida,
a University of Richmond Sig Ep, stood by,
a broad smile creasing his handsome face.
He was as happy as any of the actives that
an old practice which had frequently given
fraternity row a bad name with the public
was here being replaced by a safe and
sane method for achieving a proud repu-
Before the fall term began, Florida Alpha
officers, having decided to make sensible use
of the chapter's considerable pledge power.
Florida Sig Ep pledges remove paint
from traffic lamp-posts on University
Avenue, Gainesville, during Fraternity
Row's first Help Week on that campus.
Next day new paint was applied. Top
to bottom: Virgil Jernigan, Fort Pierce;
Pete Bagdanovich, Pensacola; and Everette
Fischer, Orlando. Each crew had 3 men.
Idea To Grow
By BILL MOREDOCK
approached Gainesville's city fathers about
giving assistance on a worthwhile city
The program was set up with the idea in
mind of modernizing pre-initiation practices
by working on constructive projects for the
community. Also to improve relations with
the community and to instill in the pledges
the realization of the necessity of working
together to reach higher goals in the frater-
nity and in later life.
The Mayor's office gave blessing. The city
manager suggested the project. The pledges
themselves were enthusiastic over the pros-
pect of being the first class to entertain such
an opportunity in the history of Sigma Phi
Epsilon in Florida.
UNIVERSITY of Florida President J.
Hillis Miller, University of Richmond,
'24, is always right there to help a worthy
cause, even though he may get some paint
on him. In the picture on the cover he is
shown on a ladder applying a new coat of
paint to a lamp-post on University Ave-
nue in Gainesville.
The City Manager (left) and Director
of Public Utilities for the city of Gaines-
ville stand by to help. Florida Alpha
pledges in the background are, from left:
Neils Lahr, Bob Frarie, and Embree
With such wonderful assistance, Florida
Sig Eps staged the first "Constructive Hell
Week" by a fraternity at the University
of Florida. The pledges were responsible
for improving the appearance of Univer-
sity Avenue by painting a long row of
President Miller, who was formerly
dean at Bucknell and Associate Commis-
sioner of Education of New York State,
once even helped a worthy campus cause
by mowing the lawn at the Sigma Chi
Florida chapter president Roland Hitt and Constructive Hell Week Chairman Bill More-
dock are given a scraper and paintbrush by Gainesville Chamber of Commerce secretary.
Basil O'Connor, Dartmouth, '12, shown with President Truman, was president of the
American Red Cross until 1949 and heads National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.
He Heads the
March of Dimes
Basil O'Connor, Dartmouth, '12,
one of nation's alltime champions
of pubhc health, is the world's
bellwether in fight against poho.
FEW men are alive today who have per-
formed as eflFectively in the service of
humanity as Basil O'Connor, Dartmouth,
'12. He has probably raised more publicly
contributed money for the benefit of man-
kind than any other individual in history.
As wartime leader of the American Red
Cross he had the responsibility of raising
more than a half-billion dollars for that
organization of mercy during 1945-49. As
president of the National Foundation of
Infantile Paralysis, which organization he
has headed since its begirming in 1938, and
still heads, he has collected nearly a quarter
of a million dollars. Much of this was
achieved in March of Dimes campaigns,
which the late Franklin D. Roosevelt so
Basil O'Connor, who celebrates his 25th
year in humanitarian work this month, as
well as his 60th birthday, has never accepted
a salary from these organizations. He gains
his livelihood as head of the law firm of
O'Connor and Farber in New York and was
law partner of Roosevelt from 1925 until
1933. He avoids politics. He is one of the
founders of the National Conference of
Christians and Jews. He has been honored
by a score of governments for his services
on behalf of human welfare.
In the perspective of college brotherhood
it is pleasant to believe that Basil O'Connor's
experience as president of the Dartmouth
College Sig Ep chapter helped to persuade
him that humanitarian work is brotherhood
His driving devotion to his humanitarian
work has always far outstripped his desire
to earn great sums of money through prac-
tice of the lav^'.
Those who know him well say that he
works harder than any other volunteer or
professional worker associated with him. No
big-name figurehead who receives reports
and attends occasional meetings, he enters
vigorously into the fabric of the organiza-
tions with which he works and he is in firm
personal control at all times. He is said to
know more about polio, for example, than
any other layman in the nation. He familiar-
izes himself with details, he asks questions
constantly and he insists on realistic answers.
He often takes the opposite view with his
staff to find out, in his lawyer's way, how
well they can set forth their position.
When he was with the Red Cross he
made man-killing tours of the country speak-
ing on behalf of the organization, getting to
know volunteers, tightening up the organi-
zation. He went directly into this ordeal
right after touring for the March of Dimes.
As this is written, he has been constantly
in the field preparing for the National Foun-
dation's 1952 March of Dimes. This year he
took time off from his campaign tour to
spend a week— as he does twice a year— with
the National Foundation's medical advisory
committee on research and professional edu-
cation, which considers and recommends
grants to be made.
He is a stickler for accuracy in all things,
but especially in those that might result in a
better chance for the handicapped child. He
surrounds himself with a tightly knit organi-
zation of professionals but is death on pro-
fessional "gobbledegook," forever insisting
that nothing is so complicated that it cannot
be expressed clearly.
Above all, Mr. O'Connor is a zealot for
the positive approach. He was among the
first to apply the theories of positive public
relations to the voluntary health field.
Basil O'Connor started this life as the son
of a poor family. He began earning money
at ten as a newsboy in his native Taunton,
Mass.; later, he worked as a soda-jerk in
drug stores during vacation, and helped pay
his way through Dartmouth by playing the
violin in college orchestras. After Dartmouth
he studied law at Harvard University.
He fits well as a leading alumnus figure in
the brotherhood of Sigma Phi Epsilon.
38,OOOTH SIG EP
JAMES W. GRAF
Miami University (Ohio)
JAMES W. GRAF, better kno^vn as "Kim"
to his brothers at Ohio Eta, was initiated
into Sigma Phi Epsilon on October 28,
1951, thus becoming the 38,000th Sig
Kim is a junior in the school of busi-
ness administration at Miami University.
He is from Hamilton, Ohio, where he was
born on September 20, 1931.
Athletics are Kim's major interests as
he served as pledge athletic chairman and
has played on virtually all the fraternity's
athletic teams. He is also a member of
the Newman Club. Kim has been able to
purchase several items for the chapter at
large discounts because of his useful con-
nections in Hamilton. His major efforts
now are directed toward improving his
grades which, up until this term, have
proved his weak point.
Men of the Miami University chapter
are proud of Brother James W. Graf and
are happy that the 38,000th initiate of
the national Fraternity is one of their
Ntns C.iand Officer Paul B. Slater.
Takes a Seat
Paul Slater, U.S.C, '30, will bring
to grand office councils a peer-
less armamentarium for forming
policies for living brotherhood.
MEN who saw Paul B. Slater in action at
the Los Angeles, Kansas City, Chi-
cago, or Richmond Conclaves all recognized
him as a dynamically brilliant thinker who
keeps plugging a good idea restlessly until
it gets to the action stage where it will do
Sigma Phi Epsilon some good.
They were happy to see him seated as a
Grand Chapter officer in September.
This University of Southern California Sig
Ep of the class of '30 who became Junior
Grand Marshal at the Richmond Conclave,
has worked with the California chapters
since September, 1943, when he became
their district governor. He has worked
closely with his own chapter ever since his
graduation, is chapter adviser and a member
of the board of directors of the house cor-
poration. He has been president of the large,
active Los Angeles Alumni Chapter and for
five years served as its secretary. Last year
he served as president of the Interfraternity
Alumni Association of Southern California.
His record in fraternity work is lengthy and
every syllable of it smacks of high-caliber
Paul Slater is fully sold on the role of fra-
ternity in the development of a better
America. The chief role in Paul's own devel-
opment has been Paul himself and he knows
the good and the bad influences for forma-
tive young collegians. He is self-made.
A man is a part of all the experiences he
has encountered, of all the background the
varying currents of life have rubbed him
against; of his parents, also, and other fore-
This Sig Ep whom all Sig Eps should be
proud to know as an officer of the Grand
Chapter was born in Los Angeles in 1906
in the middle of what is today Skid Row.
His dad died when he was seven, and Paul
learned to work in his boyhood, doing odd
chores, and joining the Boy Scouts and
idolizing one particular Scoutmaster who
taught him many things. During his years
in high school he worked during his spare
time in the library— the morgue— of the
Illustrated Daily News and the Los Angeles
Examiner, an experience which gave him the
ambition to become a journalist.
He had learned good study habits, which
made him a better than average student,
and these he carried with him to the campus
at U.S.C, where he made a fine scholastic
record. Working six to eight hours nearly
every night at a title company, he still
raised the chapter's grade average and par-
ticipated in a host of campus activities. His
versatile interests and talents are represented
in the following offices he held and distinc-
tions achieved: Alpha Kappa Psi commerce
fraternity. Beta Alpha Psi accounting, Alpha
Eta Rho aviation, president of the sopho-
more class, president of the student body of
the college of commerce. Still interested in
journalism, and possessing a marked flair for
it, he became a feature writer for the Daily
Trojan, business manager of the Wampus
Came graduation and Paul decided to test
his prowess in accountancy by going to work
for Western Air Lines in that department.
After a year, he left to take a job with the
Keystone Publishing Company, not in ac-
counting, but as editor of a trade magazine.
A year of that and he decided to switch to
the Western Lithograph Company as a
sales representative. More money. He re-
mained here for nearly ten years when he
in 1941 joined Shaw and Company, dis-
tributors of aircraft bolts and tools, as gen-
eral manager. In 1946 he resigned so that
he could organize his own company, the
Paul B. Slater Company, distributors of pre-
cision metal-cutting tools and inspection
equipment. This is not a manufacturing firm
as stated in error in the November Journal.
So much for the serious career record. It
is an important phase of the reader's intro-
duction to Brother Slater.
A man has to be pretty good to climb up
the rungs of the ladder so well, but what
does the man look like?
You first observe Paul Slater's genial smile
—an unusually sincere smile— and his
friendly, deep voice. He has wavy black hair
and hazel eyes, is usually pretty well tanned,
thanks to sunny California. His height is
five-eight, his weight 160. As a personality
type he is doubtless the aflFable extrovert but
he is also a fairly profound analyst of intan-
gibles. Though he is a successful business
man today, he does not by any means
leave ideals out of the picture as so many
of them seem inclined to.
He readily tells his young Cal Beta
brothers that each man must determine his
own career. "Study for something in col-
lege," he urges. "Not just a cultural course.
Learn some practical things that you can
offer to an employer. Listen to experience.
Talk to business and professional men, not
just professors. Things are being done out-
side of colleges and textbooks that profs
never hear about."
These tips are extracted from Paul's own
notebook of hard-and-fast experience. "Don't
get impatient," Paul says. "Give more than
you're being paid for and eventually you'll
be paid for more than you give."
In his broader philosophy, Paul feels that
I South Carolina chapter was re-established
December 15. It was first chartered on
May 2, 1904, withdrawn in 1906, re-
established in 1929 and again withdrawn in
1938. Among those officiating at ceremonies
were Grand Secretary Hindman and As-
sistant to Grand Secretary Petersen. This
makes Number 109.
■ Indiana State Teachers College, Pennsyl-
vania, received a charter as the Frater-
nity's 110th chapter on January 5. Phi Sigma
local became Pennsylvania Xi.
H The first chapter for the state of Arizona
is scheduled for installation at Arizona
State, Tempe, Ariz., on February 16. It will
be the 111th chapter.
I Installation ceremonies have also been
scheduled for the Pegis Club at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology in
Boston, as the fourth chapter in the state,
the 112th in Sigma Phi Epsilon, on February
while technically our way of life has ad-
vanced, human worth has been somewhat
adulterated through careless standards.
"We've lost our ability to have confidence
in others," he says. "If our educational
system could and would rebuild our faith in
ourselves and our fellow man it would be the
salvation of this sorry world."
Although fraternities, including Sigma Phi
Epsilon, are doing their share, he feels they
could do even better. National fraternities
would be better equipped to carry on their
work, he believes, if they would get together
to establish an "Interfraternity Center"
somewhere in the Midwest where all N.I.C.
fraternities would have their central busi-
ness offices, using centralized facilities for
services such as printing, addressograph, and
Although Paul confesses that he still has
his nose to the grindstone trying to get his
business to a point where it will run itself,
he allows nothing to interfere with his prin-
cipal hobby— his Fraternity. His best friends
are Sig Eps.
His luckiest break: meeting Margaret Ann
(Peggie) Weber, whom he married in 1931.
They have no children. Their home is in
San Gabriel, about 11 miles from L.A., at
421 North Segovia Avenue.
Group of fraternity leaders enjoy dinner at N.I.C. meeting in November. Grand Sec-
retary William W. Hindman, Jr., third from left at speakers' table, heads secretaries.
The N.I.C. Sta^s Its 43rd Revival
On the 175th Anniversary of Phi Beta Kappa, it holds its 1951 program
in Virginia, with the same theme as in years past and similar agenda.
By JOHN ROBSOI¥, Lawrence College, '28
RESPECTING the birth of Phi Beta Kappa
at the College of William and Mary
one and three-quarters centuries ago, one
of the most conglomerate and populous as-
semblages of collegiate Greeks that has ever
gathered in one place under one banner
traveled to Virginia in November.
It was a pilgrimage of Panhellenic penin-
sulans that might cause true Grecian natives
to feel like pretenders. They ranged in age
from 19 years to close to 90 and their
numbers must have run into thousands.
There were the Phi Beta Kappas them-
selves whose historic through-glory-to-the-
stars body is a member of the Association of
College Honor Societies.
There were the social sorority women,
whose association is the National Panhellenic
Conference. They met at Williamsburg; the
other groups at Old Point Comfort.
There were the professional sorority
women, whose group is the Professional Pan-
There were the professional men of the
Professional Interfraternity Conference.
There were the august minions of the
Interfraternity Research and Advisory Coun-
cil, headed by L. G. Balfour, jeweler to the
Finally there were the men of the Na-
tional Interfraternity Conference, an asso-
ciation of 59 men's social fraternities, of
which Sigma Phi Epsilon is one. This is
a nonlegislative body; it purports merely to
advise, counsel, correlate, and interpret. This
conference has in the last few years accom-
modated as a wing some undergraduate
members of the same fraternities. However,
these undergraduates were not brought here
by their fraternities but were sent as repre-
sentatives of the interfraternity councils on
Sigma Phi Epsilon was represented offi-
cially at the N.I.C. by Grand President Luis
Roberts, Grand Secretary William W. Hind-
man, Jr., Grand Secretary Emeritus William
L. Phillips, and Journal Editor John Rob-
Bill Hindman is 1951-52 president of the
College Fraternity Secretaries Association,
whose members, along with the delegates of
the undergraduate conference, have a direct
pertinent connection with Fraternity Row.
The secretaries are full-time fraternity ex-
perts. Though they held a brief business
meeting, many of them professed that at-
tendance at the Conference repaid them
best in small informal sessions among them-
Among Sig Ep undergraduates present
were Harold S. Myers of the University of
Nebraska and Ralph Gesell of the Univer-
sity of Delaware.
At least one Sig Ep was a delegate to the
men's professional conference: Dr. Emmett
B. Carmichael, Colorado Alpha, currently
president of Phi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity
and a former editor of its quarterly.
Also present at the Conference were As-
sistants to the Grand Secretary Frank J.
Ruck, Jr. and Carl O. Petersen.
Delegates to the N.I.C. met in the Hotel
Chamberlain, Old Point Comfort, on Novem-
ber 27, 28, and 29, to participate in a pro-
gram that was for the most part a replica
of that of 1950.
The oldster division of the Conference has
for years been quarterbacked by a New
York coterie that is a world removed from
the perspective of chapter-house life.
So-called Business Sessions
Following the opening of the sessions on
Friday morning some time was given to
reports and the announcement of commit-
tees. Then Clifton W. Phalen, Phi Gamma
Delta, chairman of the N.I.C. Committee
on Public Relations, presided at a panel
discussion on public relations. He had done
this before at the 1950 N.I.C. His panel
members included a fraternity national presi-
dent, a university dean of administration,
and a career public relations man— Richard
Powell, assistant to the president of N. W.
Ayer & Son, advertising and public rela-
The Institute committee of the Conference
recommended a public relations program
for the N.I.C. which would— ^
1. Support an intensified eflFort on public
relations through the National Interfrater-
nity Foundation and to raise necessary
money to improve fraternity scholarship,
conduct, attitudes, and public acceptance.
2. Induce all fraternity men to take an
active interest in making their fraternity a
N.I.C. Chairman Ray Warnock addressing
Sig Ep Conclave in September about two
months before his death at Penn State.
better fraternity— physically, morally, intel-
lectually, and socially.
This committee also recommended estab-
lishment of a National Interfraternity Week.
"It is our behef," the report baldly stated,
"'that we who are mostly interested in fra-
ternities have been the ones who have
failed them so badly."
The Friday afternoon session of the pro-
gram introduced four separate round tables,
held in various auditoriums, each under its
own chairman, as follows: Spiritual Values
in Fraternities, led by Maj. Gen. Charles I.
Carpenter, chief of Air Force chaplains;
Chapter Relations with Alumni, led by
Worthy Grand Master of Kappa Sigma
Francis S. Van Derbur; Chapter Activities,
led by Alpha Tau Omega executive secre-
tary Stewart D. Daniels; and Greek Weeks,
led by Sigma Alpha Epsilon Eminent Su-
preme Recorder John O. Moseley.
That evening members of the College
Fraternity Secretaries Association and the
College Fraternity Editors Association held
a joint dinner and meeting which were
The third and final session of the Confer-
ence, on Saturday morning, was addressed
by Col. D. O. Omer, general counsel to
the Selective Service OflBce, on the subject
"Selective Service and Other Military Fac-
A Collegian Views the N.I.C.
By HAROLD S. MYERS
University of Nebraska
THE undergraduate conference of the N.I.C.
at Old Point Comfort, in the two brief days
that the meeting took place, taught me the
importance of fraternities working together.
I enjoyed the good fortune of serving as
chairman of the scholarship functions com-
mittee. In our discussions many ideas were
exchanged for fostering better scholarship
programs on our campuses. I believe high
scholarship should be one of the main goals
of every fraternity man and that through
working with the IFC every chapter should
put in real effort towards raising the stand-
ard on its campus. Many undergraduates at
the conference said they were going to take
the suggestions they obtained back to their
various schools and get them into their pro-
Another point that highlighted the con-
ference was the discussion of Greek Weeks
and Help Weeks. The fraternity men of
America might continue to promote the old
kind of pre-initiation week, but to what end
or satisfaction? In view of the way in which
public opinion is mounting, it seems to me
that the time is over-ripe for every Sig Ep
chapter that has not already done so to turn
its next Hell Week into a Help Week. Let
the public look on all our chapters and on
the whole Greek-letter system with respect
instead of contempt. Greek Week can make
the fraternity strong and above reproach. In-
telligently planned and conducted, this one
week can probably do more good in letting
the public get to know us through our good
works than any other activity on our campus.
While a lot of money and time were spent
in promoting and carrying out the program
of this conference, I do not believe any
gathering can equal this one in the cause of
fraternities. Spirit and co-operation lent
themselves fully to a conference in which I
was extremely proud to play a part.
tors which May Affect 1952 College En-
rollments." In view of a host of uncertainties,
no positive assertion could be made respect-
ing the male collegian.
At this session also, a nominating com-
mittee presented a slate of new officers
which the delegates accepted. They are:
chairman, Charles E. Pledger, Jr., Theta
Delta Chi; vice-chairman, C. R. Yeager, Pi
Kappa Alpha; secretary, Lloyd S. Cochran,
Alpha Sigma Phi; treasurer, Joseph A. Mc-
Cusker, Theta Chi; and educational ad-
viser. Dean J. Fenton Daugherty, Phi Kappa
Ideals and the Undergraduate
Officials of this 43rd conference in plan-
ning their agenda did not take up where the
42nd meeting left off. They merely started
with a clean sheet. The oldsters gathered
there did hear the report of a newly formed
committee on Ideals and Spiritual Inspira-
tion that it had never heard before. This
committee had been set up by the late Ar-
thur Ray Warnock, Beta Theta Pi, before
he died November 4, 1951, in his twelfth
month as Conference chairman.
Dean Warnock, perhaps one of the half-
dozen best chairmen the N.I.C. has had
since its launching in 1909, had obviously
envisioned his plan against the background
of a noble piece of Scripture. Though he
died before he had had a chance to prepare
his chairman's report, now his committee
existed; it had personnel; it had made a re-
port. It still needed the power of the golden-
rule heart to give it full dimension.
The undergraduates— the fraternity men
who live fraternity and who breathe living
spirit into the term "College Fraternity"—
held a conference of their own which was
actually stimulating to the participants.
Among outstanding leaders in their own
group, the discussants went over Greek
Week, Selectivity, Scholarship, Chapter
Public Relations, and other pertinent sub-
jects in their every-day lives.
These sessions were well conducted by
Horace G. Nichol, Delta Upsilon. Sig Ep
Harold S. Myers of the University of Ne-
braska headed a committee which dealt
with the subject of scholarship. He was one
of the four or five collegians privileged to
report to the regular N.I.C. session. All these
reports, however, were given in the same
understandable language of realistic brother-
hood. They did not smack of the gospel of
fraternity that is contrived in the tranquillity
of an armchair at a university club. Hence
all the collegians went home feeling fairly
repaid for the time and effort they had
The Published Reports
A printed program was handed to the
delegates and guests of the Conference
when they registered. This contained also
the reports of officers and committees,
though these reports were not vocally pre-
sented or discussed. There are 17 standing
committees and 7 special committees.
The first report was that of the secretary
of the N.I.C. His report began: "In the
South Sea Islands deep-chested natives dive
time after time, bringing up handsful [sic]
of oysters in the hope that some of them
may contain pearls. A diver may work for
hours without acquiring more than the basis
for a stew. The efforts of the Executive
Committee might be compared to these
oysters and the results achieved to the pearls
found. The year just closed was active and
interesting and in the opinion of your Secre-
tary many pearls were found."
He did not name any.
The report of the treasurer revealed with
tasteful brevity that $5,873 had been taken
in in dues for the calendar year 1950, the
Conference had $7,971.04 on hand, and no
The report of the committee on chapter-
house discussions urged "more and better
group discussion programs at chapter fire-
sides throughout the land."
The report of the committee on Greek
Weeks and regional conferences urged the
growth of Greek Weeks and the elimination
of Hell Weeks. It urged that some construc-
tive community service be included in Greek
The report of the membership committee
stated that no new applications for member-
ship in the N.I.C. were received during
The report of the newly formed com-
mittee on ideals and spiritual inspiration
voiced a well-worn keynote in stating that
"Our fraternities were all founded on ideals;
noble and inspiring thoughts are expressed
in our rituals and one of the first steps
to be taken is for every fraternity man to
live up to the truths in which he professes
to beHeve." It contained a host of literary
The final report— that of the committee
on services to member fraternities— pro-
fessed it had nothing to present in 1951
"other than the suggestion that our mem-
bers carefully analyze our 1950 report which
is a part of the Year Book and which has
been widely distributed." It concluded wry-
ly that "This report contains suggestions and
recommendations on which no action has
The 1950 report of this committee is as
stimulating as it is lengthy. Its first two
recommendations are here quoted in en-
tirety, its third in part:
YEARBOOK. The Conference Yearbook should
be reduced in size, be distributed as soon as
humanly possible after annual meetings of the
Conference, and should be published on a self-
sustaining basis. It should be edited in such
form as will enable it to command wide reading
by fraternity and college officials and by mem-
bers of undergraduate chapters.
ANNUAL MEETINGS. Occasional annual meet-
ings of the Conference should be held in central
locations throughout the country. Though New
York is normally the most convenient place of
assembly for Conference and fraternity officers
residing in the eastern areas, an occasional
annual meeting in other areas would have the
advantage of stimulating interest in the Con-
ference and the fraternity movement elsewhere
in the country.
UNDERGRADUATE PARTICIPATION IN ANNUAL
MEETINGS. Your committcc believes that under-
graduate participation in the annual meetings of
the Conference is highly desirable, both as a
way of acquainting undergraduates with the
work of the Conference and of bringing the
undergraduate views to the attention of adult
delegates. It is of the opinion, however, that
member fraternities' interests can best be served
if the undergraduates present are representa-
tives of the interests of individual fraternities as
are the adult delegates.
Whether the 1951-52 officers would pro-
duce some helpful action from these con-
"The Undergraduate Conference of the
N.I.C. gave us an opportunity to exchange
problems, solutions, and viewpoints. How-
ever, the undergraduates have no part as
a governing or policy-making body. They
are merely guests of the N.I.C. Conference
and are set aside to talk things over and
acquire an over-all knowledge of the fra-
ternity systems. Advisers were appointed
at each session as an aid from the N.I.C. to
"I was greatly impressed by the vastness
of the fraternity system as a whole and
the extensive program it carried out. To
get together and discuss problems with
men from all the fraternities over the
entire country made me conscious of this.
"The two most valuable parts of the
conference were the panel discussions and
the after-hour, informal exchanges of
ideas. The panel discussions, however, had
the disadvantages of large-size groups and
the shortage of time.
"It was through these contacts that the
delegates obtained the core of material
to take back to their own IFCs.
"The conference afforded an excellent
opportunity to establish new acquain-
tances and renew old fraternity friend-
ships." — Ralph Gesell, Delaware Alpha
structive and thoughtful recommendations
remained to be seen.
The social climax of the Hellenic pilgrim-
age was the formal banquet of the Interfra-
ternity Research and Advisory Council at
the Hotel Chamberlain, on Saturday eve-
ning, November 29, where delegates of all
groups were brought together as guests.
President Arthur S. Flemming of Ohio Wes-
leyan University, chairman of the Man-
power Policy Commission, Office of Defense
Mobihzation, spoke on emergencies in U. S.
Was Anything Accomplished?
Though the N.I.C. after nearly half a cen-
tury is still very much a nebula whirring in
chaos, the Virginia meeting afforded the
undergraduates an impetus to which can
be imparted an increasing amount of mo-
mentum. Speaking with authority from the
perspective of chapter-house life, they were
more nearly full-Hedged participants than
they had ever been. The committee on
their own conference for the first time in-
cluded four of their own number: an under-
graduate each from Hamilton, Colgate, Rut-
gers, and Pennsylvania, who met in New
York for a planning committee.
The Virginia meeting also witnessed the
first report of the committee on ideals and
spiritual values already mentioned. The
committee did miss a splendid chance to
demonstrate the high pertinence of these in-
tangibles to brotherhood. This chance oc-
curred when the national president of a
fraternity arose from his seat, to allege that
another national had stolen one of its chap-
ters and that the case was now being liti-
gated in the courts. And yet who ought to
speak about ideals and spiritual values at
such a time or attempt to apply them to a
case of brotherhood in point?
Who would say, "God be praised, gentle-
men, for brotherhood is still being enjoyed
in that 'stolen' chapter. The real possession,
which is the possession of brotherhood, has
not been stolen. If any man take away thy
coat, let him have thy cloak also."
It was fitting that the ideals should be
expressed; no attempt need be made to
apply them merely because a chapter is
supposed to have been stolen. Is not mo-
rality the business of Heaven? Are not men
on earth merely to let themselves continue
to slip into wars and continue to kill their
brothers? Surely they are not to try to teach
them by example how to get along with one
another. Should not real fraternity be per-
mitted to begin in the barracks? Well ap-
plauded had been the ideals-and-spiritual-
values report which quoted Shakespeare in
exclaiming, "What a piece of work is man!
How noble in reason!"
Thus while the ideals committee's first
report was replete with gems from ancient
and modern literature that were a far cry
from the stage of application in practical
fraternity policy, the spirit, isolated in its
own neo-pagan nimbus, was at least there.
Followers of the official interfraternity
scene will await new gems of Scripture and
literature in the report of next year. For
therewith the realm of brotherhood pro-
gresses and the conference of the men's fra-
ternities continues to achieve new mile-
Colorado A & M collegian Zanis Bulavs of
Latvia. The Sig Eps teach him brotherhood.
A New Course
Home of Colorado A & M Sig Eps
aflFords Zanis Bulavs, a displaced
lad of Latvia, an unforgettable
curriculum in living fraternity.
ny RODERT R. MELVIN
IF Zanis Bulavs, a happy student in the
Colorado Gamma chapter house, ever
gets back to his native Latvia, he will be
well qualified to promote the fraternity
movement. In that country he had belonged
to a small fraternity of Latvian students, but
it was very different from Fraternity Row
in the U.S., he says. He vows that he has
found a perfect campus life at the Fort
Zanis received an opportunity in July last
year to come to America as a displaced
person. He was chosen from a list of dis-
placed persons submitted to the Sig Eps by
the interfraternity council, moved into the
house when he arrived here to attend col-
Coming from Snepele, Latvia, Zanis has
seen much history made. In 1940 he saw his
country invaded by the Russians, and only a
year later by the Germans. Before the Rus-
sians left, however, they managed to send
many Latvians to Siberia— in fact, 25,000 in
one night in 1941. Since their taking over
of Latvia again in 1945, many more of
Zanis' countrymen have ended up in the
cold wastes of Siberia.
Zanis himself did not see the Russians
take over his country again, since in 1944
he was taken to Germany to dig trenches.
Then with the Russian invasion his choice
was either to remain in Germany as a dis-
placed person, or return to Latvia, which is
now behind the iron curtain. With the
realization that only a dark fate awaited him
if he returned to his homeland, Zanis chose
to stay in Germany until this year when he
got an opportunity to come to the United
Attending Aggies on a scholarship oflFered
by the foreign student's service fund, he is
majoring in civil engineering. Zanis thinks,
however, that he will need only two more
years of study before he gets his degree,
since he has already had some higher educa-
tion. This he got when he attended the
Baltic University in Germany from March,
1946, to March, 1949.
Having taught himself English out of a
book, Zanis is having some trouble, espe-
cially in his classes, in understanding all
that is said. He is certain though that living
in such close contact with Americans, this
difficulty will soon be corrected. Zanis has
proved himself a capable and willing stu-
dent and is quickly becoming adjusted to
our way of Ufe. He is enjoying the social
functions and life at the house and the entire
chapter is enjoying having him living there
and helping him feel at home.
The Sig Eps are the sole sponsors of such
a project at Colorado A & M, and we have
found that in helping this displaced person
student we ourselves have benefited. We
have learned much from this experience and
have received much satisfaction from being
able to help such a fine, deserving person as
our new Latvian friend Zanis Bulavs.
Kentucky heads list of Homecoming firsts with house decoration that is handsome,
clever, professional in workmanship, and also invites alumni to watch television.
Happy, Happy Homecofflin^s like These
Returning alumni are proud of first-prize winning Kentucky, Southern
California, Santa Barbara, Ohio Northern, Ohio Wesleyan, and Lehigh.
This unusual float of the Southern Cal Sig
Eps won prize in field of 36 for being the
most symbolic in Homecoming competition.
ONE fact of college life that Fraternity
Row learns more fully year after year
is that good hospitality pays at all times—
but especially at Homecoming.
The men in the chapters are trying to
build better floats, provide better decorated
houses, and in every way plan programs for
their returning alumni that are really tops.
The best house decorations, as those on
these pages show, are perhaps those that
make use of a motif that has a new, popu-
lar angle. But they must be beautiful, they
must be in good taste, they must impress,
and they must amuse. If they are functional
also, so much the better. Additional mate-
rial on Homecoming appears in the alumni
and undergraduate pages.
Merry-go-round on Tulsa's first-place
float revolved depicting the Sig Ep
Heart, a hurricane, a football player,
a returning alumnus, and a T.U. man
branding the Kansas State Wildcat.
Santa Barbara men design prize-winning
float "Between Devil and Deep Blue C."
Ohio Northern's first-place decorations
based on sacrificial altar for grid foes.
At Ohio Wesleyan house, "LSDFT" meant
"Let's squash Dennison's footl)all team."
Lehigh Sig Eps demonstrated that a
clever display can be based on a pun.
Lafayette's football mascot traveled
to Easton and was "Bee-witched, Bee-
bothered, and Bee-wildered" by Lehive.
San Diego Sig Eps held Saints and Sinners dance as all-campus affair for Community Chest.
The urge to aid their fellows is
influencing good fraternity men
even with their social calendar.
MOM Starlet Monica Lewis is pledged Golden Anniver-
sary Girl of Cal Beta by Tom Eads. Other Cal Betans,
left to right: Kimball, Kelley, Mitchell, and Richmond.
'ARTIES aren't just parties any more. On
many campuses, social committees are
loaded not only with brains, industry, and
ingenuity, but also with a flair for well do-
ing and for promoting the good name of the
chapter and Sigma Phi Epsilon.
At San Diego, Sig Eps staged their first
Saints and Sinners Dance as an all-campus
U.S.C. Sig Eps again. Here they have Met star Blanche Thebom suggesting ideas for chapter's
"Sig Ep Night at the Opera." Chapter president Don DuBose revises script while members look on.
aflFair, the proceeds going to San Diego's
Community Chest Drive.
At Southern California, handsome pubUc
relations mentor Rick Spalla got petite
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starlet Monica Lewis
named Sigma Phi Epsilon's "Golden Anni-
At Southern California also, the same
fellow enlisted the help of MetropoUtan
Opera Star Blanche Thebom to help the Sig
Eps stage a special stunt night for the
chapter— "Sig Ep Night at the Opera."
Syracuse Sig Eps saw redheaded Con-
over model Marjorie Richardsen modeling
in a downtown fashion store, asked her
whether she would like to be their new
At Cornell, a group of Sig Eps who
wanted to learn the Charleston obtained
worthwhile dancing lessons and a crack at
some good publicity also by inviting some
Kappa Alpha Thetas over for a party to
On many campuses, social programs were
making more sense than they ever had
before. After the Thanksgiving recess many
chapters were planning Christmas parties
for underprivileged children.
But up to that time, San Diego's Saints
and Sinners Dance, held on December 1,
perhaps deserves the highest praise. It
marked the first time that a social fraternity
held an all-campus dance at San Diego, the
proceeds of which were given to charity. By
this event, Sigma Phi Epsilon at San Diego
achieved an unusual boost in the eyes of
the public. Pledges conceived the idea and
made all the arrangements. Alumnus
Howard Quam emceed the entertainment
which included John Stone with piano
comedy and Louis Jones and his saxophone.
Decorations consisted of pearly gates, a live
volcano. Guests danced on the clouds.
At Syracuse, a house party, "Sig Ep in
Paris," gave the New York Alpha social
committee the opportunity to entertain a
celebrated professional model, enjoy them-
selves thoroughly, and boost their social
prestige on the campus by several notches.
At right: Kentucky's Bill Green,
chosen best Li'l Abner on campus
at the Sadie Hawkins Day dance.
Far right: Cornell's John Moy-
er gets Charleston lesson from
Jo Clifton, Kappa Alpha Theta.
Syracuse Sig Eps obtain publicity break by
asking Conover model Marge Richardsen to
become their housemother at New York Alpha.
John Delissio presents
sweelhearl pin to house-
mother Daisey Moyer.
Rutgers men keep house
parties well behaved
by inviting house parents
Mr. and Mrs. Charles June.
Here is Kentucky's capable Mom Sweatt
again, really putting over a pledge tea.
Below: Wisconsin chapter's Queen of
Hearts Shirley Hackbart and attendants.
Above: Richmond party was
enlivened by quartet singing
of, left to right, Robertson,
Bond, Rutledge, and Howard.
Right: Pledge formal at Emporia.
With an An^le
PARTIES that are good during any season
are those in which some good will is
manufactured and prestige enhanced.
Kentucky's charming housemother Mom
Sweatt helped the fortunes of the chapter at
a recent tea given sorority pledges by the
new crop of Sig Ep pledges. Mom Sweatt,
who perhaps more than any other person
helped keep the chapter on its feet during
World War II, is a veritable professor of
social angles. She has helped the success of
At Richmond, a recent party was held
during which Brothers Robertson, Bond,
Rutledge, and Howard entertained as a
quartet. The capacity to entertain is an in-
valuable social skill and parties which pro-
vide opportunities for such entertainment
are a greater boon to the chapter and its
members than those which do not.
The most successful parties demonstrate
that extensive planning pays in formulating
the chapter's social program, as the angles
to be exploited are countless.
When a sorority chapter plays Arthur
Murray to a fraternity chapter, as the Thetas
did for the Sig Eps at Cornell (see preced-
ing page), it helps everybody.
When Theta Nancy Morrow was told
New York Beta had scheduled a Roaring
Twenties party, she asked, "How many of
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French Cafe house parly at Rutgers was preceded by candlelight steak dinner.
Below, right: Cornell president Bosshardt greets Theta Charleston teachers.
you boys can Charleston?" Social Chairman
Bob Brandt admitted he could count
Charlestoning Sig Eps on his ears. As a
result, Nancy, who is pinned to Wink
Winkelman, '51, a lieutenant in the USAF
stationed in Florida, arrived at the house
with a group of her sisters ready to give
lessons. Bob Benzinger rattled oflF some ex-
plosive piano while the girls demonstrated
the Charleston, and then set their class to
work, jerking and flapping in real Roaring
Twenties fashion. The rest of the week
brothers practiced this home work while
walls reverberated. But the result was an-
other great party for New York Beta.
Alabama Sig Eps entertain members of Alpha Delta Pi sorority at a coffee hour.
As Others See It
"The most important facet of chapter or-
ganization is pledge training," according to
retiring Phi Gam Field Secretary William S.
Zerman. In a farewell article in the September,
1951, Phi Gamma Delta, he points out that
pledge training is the keystone. "Without it," he
writes, "we are gambling on good chapter
leadership and we are courting the hazard of
losing potential alumni interest. Without it we
are not bringing out the best in our pledges in
respect to personality and character and we are
not encouraging good living and preparation
for hfe during the period when a young man
begins to crystallize his habits." Two other vital
phases important to the fraternity, Zerman de-
clares, are alumni relations and future expan-
Delta Upsilon Quarterly: "Your study place
should be serene and sacred— and you can never
hope to enjoy your studying until you find such
a place. A well run fraternity house will provide
the right setting."
Prof. Ralph A. Fanning, Ohio State Univer-
sity in the Eleusis of Chi Omega: "When the
smart-looking girl, in the trim sweater adorned
with fraternal emblems, seated in the fifth row
center, lights up a cigarette in the midst of
the instructor's lecture on French Gothic cathe-
drals, one feels that something has gone wrong
with the cult of the Virgin, especially when a
restrained reprimand from the instructor and
male colleagues, who would like to smoke like
gentlemen, results in a careless toss of the
lighted, lip-stick-stained butt on the inflammable
Phi Kappa Tau field secretary Jack Rice in the
fall, 1951, Laurel of Phi Kappa Tau contributes
a helpful thought on chapter public relations-
obvious but frequently disregarded: "Keep
down all excessive noises— consider your neigh-
It Mahes Sense
Herrick B. Young, Delta Chi, director of
the International House Association: "We have
in this country 30,000 students from overseas.
What they think of America and what impres-
sion of America they take back with them is far
more important than many of us realize. Ours is
a challenge. Ours is an opportunity to prove that
the fraternity system can put meaning into the
U. S. Senator William J. Fulbright of Arkan-
sas, Sigma Chi: "I know of no better way to
bring about a better understanding than to en-
able citizens of other nations to come and ac-
quire some knowledge of the life and customs
in the United States while receiving education
in American institutions."
Brown University President Henry M. Wris-
ton, Delta Tau Delta: "The world cannot be
governed by experts; it must be governed by
public opinion and that means that the citizens
must take a broad view. One of the worst follies
of our time has been the assertion that the prob-
lems of the world are so complicated that citi-
zens cannot understand them and they must be
left to the experts."
GarflF B. Wilson, Pi Kappa Alpha, in the
Alpha Tau Omega is in the lead of fraternities
that have made Help Week grow and have im-
pressed the public by doing so. Reader's Digest
of September, 1951, gave two and a half pages
to the community help plan of ATO's Indiana
chapter in an article titled "The Metamorphosis
of Hell Week." Not long afterwards Kiwanis
Magazine published an article called "Revolu-
tion on Fraternity Row," in which ATO was
again cited as the group that sparked the idea
which has been kindled into flame on campuses
The Phi Gams who run the national head-
quarters in Washington, D.C., call the place
At a charity auction sponsored by the Uni-
versity of Nebraska last winter, the Delta Sigma
Phis laought the pledges of Kappa Delta for a
top bid of $22, put them to work cleaning up
the Delta Sig chapter house.
Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson of the U. S.
Supreme Court is a Phi Delt, making him a
fraternity brother to screen star Van Heflin,
novelist Louis Bromfield, and New York Giant
star shortstop Al Dark. . . . Politicos in the
news who are Greeks include Senator Estes
Kefauver, Kappa Sigma, and Vice-President
Alben Barkley, Delta Tau Delta. . . . The late
Republican Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg was
a D.U. . . . Honorary eminent supreme archon
of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is Harold E. Stassen,
Favorite West Virginia alumnus Thomas E. Millsop is steel company president and mayor.
West Virginia Claims Major Steel Company President
Thomas Millsop, president of the Weirton Steel Company, has achieved an
enviable record in helping his community, his college, and his chapter.
By AVERY F. GASKINS, University of West Virginia
THOMAS E. MILLSOP, West Virginia Beta, is
fast becoming a legend in West Virginia
and the tri-state area of Pennsylvania and
Ohio. In fact the people of this section of
the country have shown such strong con-
fidence in his great ability to "do things
up right" that it has developed into a slogan,
"Give it to Millsop if you want it done."
At present Tom Millsop is president of
Weirton Steel Company, Weirton, W.Va.,
vice-president of National Steel Corporation,
president of the National Steel Products
Company of Houston, Tex., and Mayor of
the City of Weirton.
He began his career with Weirton Steel
Company in 1927 when he was given a job
in the sales department. The company soon
recognized him as a dynamic leader and he
rose through the ranks until June, 1936, at
which time he was made president of the
company, at 38 years of age, making him
one of the youngest men ever to head a
major steel company.
Tom Millsop proved more than faithful
to the confidence which the company placed
in him. Under his leadership Weirton Steel
made a distinguished record in World War
II, winning three bestowals of the Army-
Navy "E" flag with two silver stars and the
Navy Ordnance Award.
His congenial and constructive attitude
toward his workers has earned him such
respect that there is no such thing as labor
trouble in his company. In more than 18
vears, there has not been a strike or loss
of production due to labor trouble in the
Until 1947, Weirton, the home town of
Thomas Millsop was known as the "largest
unincorporated city in the world." In 1947
the city received its charter and once again
the workers and other citizens of Weirton
showed their confidence in Millsop by elect-
ing him mayor with a majority of over
During one four-year term. Mayor Mill-
sop brought about the adoption of a new
and modern charter, started construction of
a new $4,000,000 Weirton General Hos-
pital, built a Community Center Building,
and organized a city recreation program.
This year Weirton took another look at
the progress made under their Mayor and
immediately called upon him to accept the
post for a second four-year term. Despite
the pressures of many other duties, genial
Tom Millsop agreed and was re-elected to
office by a margin of over 5 to 1.
By a recent appointment to the board
of governors of West Virginia University,
Tom Millsop has again proven himself a
leader. Since the mines work hand in hand
with the steel industry, he assumed a great
interest in the School of Mines which helped
influence the rise of the School of Mines of
West Virginia University to one of the top
ten mining schools in the country.
Brother Millsop has proven himself a very
loyal alumnus, offering much needed advice
and aid to the chapter.
U. of Kansas House Boasts U.P. President
Arthur Stoddard, president of Union Pacific Railroad, is initiated by
the chapter which was once headed by his son who died on Iwo Jima.
New Kansas initiate Arthur E. Stoddard.
KANSAS gamma's already splendid roster
now proudly carries the name of an-
other outstanding man of achievement.
Arthur E. Stoddard, president of the
Union Pacific Railroad, was initiated by the
University of Kansas chapter on October 27.
His son, Robert Stoddard, a fonner presi-
dent of the chapter, was killed by an enemy
bullet at Iwo Jima on March 4, 1945.
The ceremony was attended by about 70
actives and alumni, among whom were a
number of Bob's former classmates. The
Grand Chapter was represented by Wil-
liam W. Hindman, Jr., Grand Secretary.
Chapter president Clarence I. Frieze, Jr.
headed the ritual team.
Art Stoddard is thoroughly a selfmade
man. Born at Auburn, Neb., on July 28,
1895, he began working in 1906 for his
father who had a grading sub-contract in
the building of the Rock Island Line from
Guthrie, Okla. to Amarillo, Tex. He started
his railroad career as a shop apprentice
with the Frisco Lines in 1915 at Springfield,
Mo., and entered the service of the Union
Pacific on April 4, 1916 as student station
helper at Gothenburg, Neb. From this start
he worked his way up through positions of
telegrapher, train dispatcher, trainmaster,
assistant superintendent, superintendent, as-
sistant general manager, general manager,
and vice-president. He was elected to the
U.P. presidency on March 1, 1949. He had
early furthered the railroad career which he
loved by sandwiching in a year at business
college (1915-1916) studying railway ad-
ministration and a year at Harvard Univer-
About the time Americans began to fire
shots in World War I, a young Art Stoddard
looked away from railroad telegraphy since
the Navy needed dot-and-dash experts even
more urgently. He became a radio operator
on transport ships plying between the United
States and France. At the close of World
War I he was assigned to duty in South
America until release from his enlistment
permitted him to return to railroading.
In World War II, in September, 1942, the
Transportation Corps called. With the rank
of Colonel Art Stoddard was immediately
sent to Iran to make a study of the railroads
of that country with a view of increasing
the tonnage to the Red Army. After a year
in the Middle East, he returned to the
United States and then moved to England
as Assistant Director General of the G-4
Division of Supreme Headquarters, Allied
Expeditionary Forces. Following the inva-
sion of Europe, he was made general man-
ager of the First Military Railway Service in
France and was relieved from active duty
early in 1946, returning to the Union Pacific.
On March 11, 1949, he was appointed
Brigadier General in the Officers Reserve
Corps of the Army of the United States,
and was appointed Deputy Director Gen-
eral of General Headquarters, Military Rail-
way Service. On April 15, 1951, he assumed
command of General Headquarters, Military
Railway Service, as Director General.
Col. L. F. Downing, Montana Alpha, '36,
(left), is promoted in rank at Randolph Field.
Leighton F. Downing, Montana Alpha,
'36, director of administration of the
U.S.A.F. School of Aviation Medicine,
Randolph Field, Tex., has been promoted
to full colonel. Stationed at the aeromedical
school since August, 1949, he began his
active military career in 1941, serving in
the China-Burma-India Theater during
World War II, and being subsequently grad-
uated from the Command and Staff School
at Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
Col. Thomas R. Aaron, Virginia Alpha,
professor of military science and tactics at
Rutgers University, retired from the U. S.
Army in July. In a special retreat parade at
Camp Kilmer, N.J., he concluded 32 years
of Army service that began at West Point
in 1916 and took him to Siberia, Eniwetok,
Hawaii, and many posts in the U.S.
Colonel Aaron was a frequent visitor at
the New Jersey Beta house. His advice was
eagerly sought by the men of the chapter,
who attended the service en masse.
But Colonel Aaron, whose is the first name
in the Sigma Phi Epsilon directory of mem-
bership, has a new post. Back in Hawaii,
where in 1922 he married Margaret La-
Mothe, daughter of the late Episcopal
bishop of Hawaii, he will teach mathematics
on the staff of Kehehameha School.
Wisconsin Si^ Ep Is Veteran Disc Jockey at 24
Robert W. Swanson, Wisconsin Beta, '50, who has spun 20,000 discs, leaves
a brilliant career of radio announcing behind him to enter the Air Force.
By KURT H. KRAHIV, University of Wisconsin
Swanson also has interviewed several ani-
mals on his record show, including "Bessie
the Badger Cow" who predicted the out-
come of Badger football fortunes this fall.
Listeners throughout the country heard him
over ABC last spring when he reported the
Shorewood dog trial against a collie who
allegedly bit some children.
The subject of a feature story in the
(Madison) Wisconsin State Journal recently.
Bob Swanson was written up for spinning
the 20,000th record for his radio public.
In the article Bob is quoted as saying that
his most interesting interview was with
Sally Rand. He also had a 15-minute inter-
view with band leader Charlie Spivak. The
trumpet player liked Swanson so much that
he remained at the studio for four hours
and even read some of Bob's commercials.
"Much of Swanson's popularity," the State
Journal says, "was due to his relaxed, in-
formal manner which included ad libbing
almost all commercials. Swanson personally
checked on most sponsors and listeners had
confidence in his recommendations.
"Swanson was born in Appleton, Wis., in
1927 and decided he wanted to be a radio
announcer at the age of ten. At 17, he got
a job at WIBU and became the country's
youngest staff announcer."
Now at an Air Force training base in
Idaho, 2nd Lt. Bob Swanson will soon be
doing public relations for the Air, Force.
Radio man Bob Swanson, Wisconsin
at mike with unidentified Santa
ROBERT w. SWANSON, Wisconsiu Beta, '50,
can lay claim to having been the na-
tion's youngest radio staff announcer. At
the age of 24 and only one short year out of
the University of Wisconsin, Bob had seven
full years of radio announcing and program-
ming behind him when he left station WISC
in Madison in December for Air Force blue.
For the past three years Swanson was
program director of WISC and also con-
ducted his popular "Bob Swanson Show"
for two and a half hours. His daily record
program was the longest and most popular
on all six local stations.
Swanson worked his way through Wis-
consin as an announcer at three Madison
stations and graduated with a geography
degree. He was initiated by Wisconsin Beta
in 1945. Two years later his older brother
Vernon was initiated. While in the chapter
Bob was historian, rushing chairman, and
pledge trainer. He often gave Stg Ep plugs
on his program.
Always a showman, Swanson interviewed
most band leaders when they played town.
He also interviewed other celebrities be-
tween records on his program.
Star of Magnitude
A young University of Wyoming Sig Ep
who has recently hit the top in athletics is
Bill Sullenberger, who left the chapter in
1947 to take an appointment to West Point.
A recent release from the United States Mili-
tary Academy states that "Sully" is one of
the greatest all-around athletes ever to hit
West Point. He has broken many records
and received many honors including All-
American. In recent trials for the 1952
Olympics he bettered five of the marks of
Bob Mathias, decathlon champion in the
1948 Olympics, and tied two.
His San Diego
Neil Morgan, North Carolina Zeta, '43,
is the author of My San Diego, based on the
author's column "Crosstown," which is a
feature of the San Diego Evening Tribune.
The book which consists of 56 pages and
sells for one dollar tells the story of San
Diego, past and present. The author himself
is the publisher.
Judge Francis J. Knauss, Colorado Alpha,
'05, who served as Grand President for a
two-year term in 1914-16, and again from
1916-1923, has been appointed to fill a
vacancy on the Colorado Supreme Court,
the state's highest tribunal.
On August 13, following his appointment,
the Rocky Mountain News of Denver com-
mented editorially: "He has long been active
in Colorado affairs and for more than 45
years has been a practising attorney here.
He has also had experience in the legis-
lature and in other political affairs. . . .
Covernor Thornton has again used good
Three chapters of Sigma Phi Epsilon are
responsible for high-offier personnel in the
affairs of that great service organization-
Tom Bartlett, Ohio Alpha, '17, an insur-
ance agent at North Baltimore, Ohio, as a
district governor is responsible for the affairs
of 51 Rotary clubs throughout Ohio.
John T. Berger, Missouri Beta, city at-
torney in Kirkwood, Mo., governs 29 clubs
in one of the four districts in his home state.
Dan Proctor, chapter advisor to Oklahoma
Beta, a former district governor of Rotary,
former president of the Oklahoma Educa-
tional Association, has a special office in
Insurance executive Kennelli Perry.
the organization. He is chairman of the
committee to examine international student
projects financed by Rotary clubs or dis-
tricts. He resides at Chickasha, Okla.
Kenneth W. Perry, Massachusetts Alpha,
'29, formerly general agent for the Massa-
chusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company at
Hartford, Conn., has now been advanced
to the position of du'ector of agencies.
As supervisor of field force development,
he will return to the home offices at Spring-
field, Mass., where he first began as a rep-
resentative for the Litchard and Cook
Agency in 1931.
A recent article in the Venn State Alumni
News told the success story of R. Johnston
Gillan, Indiana Alpha, a charter member
of his chapter, who is one of the state of
Pennsylvania's most successful fruit growers
and a member of the board of trustees of
His farm, where he engages in the com-
mercial production of apples, peaches,
cherries, and prunes, is situated in Franklin
County near St. Thomas.
Frater in Universitate T. M. Adams.
Yewell Tomkins, Wisconsin Beta, who as
Tom Ewell made a hit on Broadway for
his role in John Loves Mary, after having
participated in 28 flops, has made a series
of successful movies in Hollywood. His most
recent successful role is that of Willie in
Mauldin's Up Front.
Featured in a Broadway newspaper col-
umn recently, Tom Ewell revealed that while
at Wisconsin he never seriously expected
to become an actor. "I waited on tables at
the Sigma Phi Epsilon house," he said, "and
one year when they had too many waiters
they gave me a job as second floor maid. I
had 17 beds to make."
Nile Running, Minnesota Alpha, '33, is
proprietor of the Nile Running Studio,
Forest Lake, Minn., producer of the na-
tionally famed Edith Cherry Originals
The studio which he operates with his
wife and a large staflF is one of the few in
existence to produce personalized hand-
painted cards. Orders come from New York
to California, from Wisconsin to Texas. In
the first 18 months of operation nearly
250,000 cards were produced at the studio.
R. Graham White, North Carolina Ep-
silon, '25, has been appointed secretary of
the permanent committee on the minister
and his work for the Presbyterian Church
in the U. S. This committe operates as a
new department of the national church or-
ganization and has its oflfices in the Henry
Grady Building at Atlanta, Ga.
As Others See Them
Past Grand President Dr. William C.
Smolenske, Colorado Beta, '13, is the sub-
ject of a euology in the July, 1951, issue of
the Desmos of Delta Sigma Delta, pro-
fessional dental fraternity. Currently sec-
retary-treasurer of the Council of Graduate
Chapters of that fraternity, he served as
international president in 1935-36.
Fratres in Faeultate
G. Duncan Wimpress, Oregon Beta, '46,
director of public relations and instructor in
journalism at Whittier College since 1946,
assumed the post of assistant to the president
of the Colorado School of Mines at Golden,
Colo., on September 1. This is the seat of
Colorado Delta Chapter. He was once gradu-
ate assistant in the school of journalism at
his alma mater.
T. M. Adams, Iowa Beta, '32, chairman
of the agricultural economics department at
the State Agricultural College of Vermont,
has recently been appointed associate dean
and director of the college. On the faculty
since 1934, he holds a master's degree from
the University of Vermont and a doctorate
Gould L. Harris, New York Gamma,
professor in the Department of Accounting
Instruction, New York University School
of Commerce, Accounts, and Finance, has
just completed his term as grand president
of Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting
fraternity, and continues on the council of
that fraternity for another year as past
Basil O'Connor, New Hampshire Alpha,
'12, president of the National Foundation
for Infantile Paralysis and of the Interna-
tional Pohomyelitis Congress, during the
past summer attended an international con-
gress of polio specialists in Copenhagen,
Denmark. He stated in his report of the meet-
ing that new discoveries have been made
"which should place polio research on an
entirely different level from that of the past
Walter W. Van Kirk, Ohio Epsilon, '17,
secretary of the National Council of
Churches of Christ in America, gave the
principal address at the annual meeting of
the Ohio Area Methodist Pastors' School held
at Delaware, Ohio, in September.
Dr. Van Kirk pointed out that millions
of people are fearful that "education and
the institutions of learning will be regi-
mented by government and the creativity
of the free mind will be crushed or com-
He told the ministers that "Christianity is
a minority movement. Here and there across
the world. Christians have established their
beachheads. They believe, and with good
reason, that with God on their side they will
triumph over principalities and powers and
the rulers of darkness. But they will do this
only when they recognize how entrenched
are the evils against which they are arrayed."
Evan J. Morris, Pennsylvania Eta, '19, for
many years a stalwart guiding spirit in the
destinies of the Cornell chapter, has been
re-elected a director of the Chemical War-
fare Service Veterans Association. A major
in the chemical warfare service of the regu-
lar Army in World War I, Morris was sepa-
rated from the service with the rank of
major in 1922.
Since 1925 he has owned and operated
the Triangle Book Shop on the campus at
Ithaca. In 1948 he purchased Sheldon Court
from the celebrated Negro religiose Father
Divine, and the 130 Cornell students who
today inhabit the building affectionately call
it Evan's Heaven.
In the Press
John Banting, Pennsylvania Kappa, '41,
and his wife Mary Banting were featured in
a recent Redbook magazine article titled
This Is the Life. It is the interesting story of
a young couple who picked up their courage
and fled from the inanities of the urban
treadmill to establish a successful citrus-
growing business near Delray Beach, Fla.
Top news story in North Carolina during
1950, in the opinion of Associated Press
member editors, was the defeat of U.S.
Senator Frank Graham for his Senate seat
by Willis Smith, North Carolina Gamma, '10.
Harry A. Dorsey, Ohio Gamma, '33, part-
ner in the management consultant firm of
Bruce Payne & Associates, Boston, Mass.,
has been transfered to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
for the purpose of conducting a branch office
of the firm. One of the firm's chief clients
in this area is the Brazilian National Steel
Seth A. Densmore, New Hampshire
Alpha, '21, who is engaged in public ac-
counting practice at Burlington, Vt., is the
author of an article in the August issue of
The Journal of Accountancy. It discusses
how accounting can help the small business-
man control his profit by helping him to
know where his money comes from and
where it goes. Densmore is secretary of
the Vermont State Board of Accountancy
and past president (1939-49) of the Vermont
Society of CPAs.
He was a varsity athlete at his alma mater.
* -^Nothing is so galling to a people, not
broken in from birth, as a government which
tells them what to read.— macaxtley
Our Serious Program for 1952
Fraternity men are exponents of better Americanism. They should show the
public that nowhere is character taught better than in the chapter houses.
By LUIS ROBERTS, Grand President of Sigma Plii Episilon
special time for all the members of the chapter
to donate blood to the Red Cross.
"Thanksgiving For Freedom" was the theme
of the Interfraternity Research and Advisory
Council celebration commemorating the 175th
anniversary of Phi Beta Kappa held at Williams-
burg, Va., on December 1, 1951. The college
fraternities pledge themselves to protect our
freedoms and to carry forward into the future
years the independence of thought and action
upon which freedom is based.
Second: Raising Sig Ep's level of scholarship
in accordance with Dr. U. G. Dubach's pro-
gram. May I call your attention to the following:
"Be it resolved; That the Twenty-second
Grand Chapter Conclave go on record as en-
dorsing the six recommendations on scholarship
made at the preceding Grand Chapter Conclave,
as herein reiterated:
"1. Pledging. We recommend that our chap-
ters pledge no men in the lower three deciles
scholastically until they have demonstrated
their abiUty to do college work.
"2. Initiation. We recommend that our chap-
ters initiate only those pledges who have done
work of grade acceptable for graduation by the
"3. Breaking Pledges. We recommend that
unless a pledge has made the required grade
within a year, his pledgeship shall be discon-
"4. Initiation. We recommend that our chap-
ters require for initiation a grade average equal
to the graduation requirement of the institution.
"5. Grade Average of Chapters. We recom-
mend that the National set as a minimum stand-
ard for the chapter a grade average equal to
or above the all-men average.
"6. Planning. We recommend that the Na-
tional request each individual chapter to ana-
lyze last year's results, indicating in what par-
ticulars they had succeeded and in what
particulars they had failed, in each case giving
reasons. We recommend further that each
individual chapter then set out its plans for the
new year, indicating the measures they plan to
Author of Sig Ep's Camp Plan — Bill
Hindman — poses with young campers at
Green Lane Camp. Bob Bonnell at right.
AFTER attending the National Interfraternity
Conference this year I realize what a tre-
mendous responsibility we have in the fraternity
world. When I took office this year as your
Grand President I said there were three prime
goals for Sigma Phi Epsilon during this Golden
First: Spreading true Americanism through-
out our universities and colleges through fra-
ternity influence. This can best be accomplished
by changing "Hell Week" to "Help Week" by
every chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon.
The National Interfraternity Undergraduate
Conference has gone on record as favoring a
"Greek Week" on campuses inviting fraternity
alumni and members of the faculty and ad-
ministration to participate in the program. Open
your houses to the community and let them
know what goes on in a fraternity house.
I strongly recommend that you set aside a
take to improve their scholastic status. Further,
we request each chapter to indicate the relative
grade position it expects to attain during the
If we follow this six-point plan there will be
no question about our chapters equaling or go-
ing above the all-men's average.
Third: Expansion of the Sig Ep Summer
Camp program for Underprivileged boys. "Can
you spare a dollar to send a boy to camp?" On
the back cover of the November, 1951, issue of
the Journal Brother Bill Hindman again made
his appeal. How many acted and sent in their
dollar? Just think if every Sig Ep sent in a
dollar we would have $38,000. This would mean
that we could send over 3,000 boys to camp this
summer. If you haven't sent in your dollar it's
not too late— DO it now.
THE DISTRICT SYSTEM
Change in Carolina
As THE fall term began on Sig Ep campuses,
several changes in supervisory personnel were
witnessed in the district system.
In District V, embracing the Carolina chap-
ters, R. D. Beam, North Carolina Beta, '26,
resigned as governor and was succeeded by
Bedford W. Black, North Carolina Zeta, '41,
Both the outgoing and the incoming governors
have for many years served as stalwarts in
alumni supervision of their own chapters. A
good-sized area in which to work. District V
includes the chapters at North Carolina State,
Duke, University of North Carolina, Davidson,
and Wake Forest. Alumni groups at Columbia,
Charlotte, Greensboro, Kannapolis, and Raleigh
Grand President Luis J. Roberts in his ap-
pointment of Bedford Black, selected a man of
broad experience in fraternity supervision. A
practicing attorney of Kannapolis, N.C., Black
is a charter member of the Wake Forest chapter
and was its 13th initiate. As an undergraduate
he not only headed his chapter as president but
served also as rush chairman, pledgemaster, and
New District V Governor Bedford Black.
comptroller. Since 1946 he has been a member
of his chapter's alumni board and has served as
alumni treasurer all that while.
In his extracurricular activities while at col-
lege Black's flair for speaking came to the fore.
For three years he was speaker of the house of
representatives of the student assembly, par-
ticipated in debate, and was also Society Day
speaker. He served as a delegate to the First
National Student Congress at Topeka, Kan., in
1938 and was elected speaker of that large
house of delegates.
Bedford Black's war record is remarkable.
With the Army Air Force, he has 1,600 hours
of flying time and served in the European,
African, Middle Eastern, and Pacific Theatres
of operation. He received a Presidential Citation,
air medal, and two battle stars.
Black is unmarried. His hobbies include par-
ticipation in the Kannapolis Sports Club and
the Little Theatre of that city of which he is a
charter member and the first president. He is
regional director of the southeastern states of
the Young Democrats Club of America and is
the vice-chairman of the national co-ordinating
council of that body.
The Wheat Belt
In District XIII, the resignation of Governor
W. E. Rogers created a vacancy which has been
filled through the appointment of C. H. Elting,
Missouri Alpha, '24. This area embraces the
chapters at Baker, Kansas State, University of
Kansas, Washburn, Emporia, Missouri, Wash-
ington U. in St. Louis, Missouri Mines, Drury,
Nebraska, and Omaha. Included also are the
alumni groups in Kansas, Missouri, and
Slim Elting has been president of the Missouri
Alpha alumni board since 1947 and was one of
the prime movers in the restoration of that
chapter after the war and the return of its house.
He was president of the Kansas City Alumni
Chapter in 1946-47 and a member of the com-
mittee for the Kansas City Conclave of 1947.
He served this alumni group as alternate dele-
gate to the Chicago Conclave and delegate to
the recent Conclave at Richmond.
The new governor of District XIII has re-
District XIII's new Governor C, H. Elting.
New Assistant District Governor Wolf.
cently moved from Kansas City to Topeka where
he is associated with the Southwestern Bell
Telephone Company as traffic equipment engi-
neer for the state of Kansas.
He is married. A daughter Julie was born in
1941, a son C. H. Elting, Jr. in 1942. The C. H.
stands for "Cyrus Harold." Mrs. Elting— -Celeste
—is a graduate of Virginia College at Roanoke,
Slim's hobbies, outside of the Fraternity
which takes a great deal of his time, are sail-
boat racing (snipe class), fishing, and stamp
Governor of District IV Herb Smith, Junior
Grand Marshal-elect and chairman of the recent
Conclave, has left Richmond to head a southern
territory of Republic Steel Corporation, with
offices in Atlanta, Ga.
In District II, Governor Robert E. Bromley,
New York Gamma, '36, has been given the
services of an assistant. He is George Edward
Wolf, New York Gamma, '48, a former presi-
dent of his chapter and at present secretary of
the New York Alumni Chapter and since 1948
chairman of its historical committee.
While on the campus George Wolf also served
his chapter as rush chairman and as house
chairman, continuing his active interest in the
chapter after graduation when he remained on
campus to earn his M.A. degree in education in
Always interested in the making of motion
pictures, George is associated with Murphy-
LiUis Productions, Inc., 723 Seventh Avenue,
New York, as assistant production manager.
He has also worked for the department of
motion pictures of his alma mater and for the
Skouras Theatres Corporation and the Victory-
Bayside Theatre Corporation.
Also interested in politics, he is currently
serving as Republican Committeeman for Dis-
trict 66, Nassau County, N.Y., and has served
as an inspector of elections.
Unmarried, his chief hobbies are writing,
photography, travel, music, and hiking. His
home is at Little Neck, Long Island.
Ira Sunny Cal
Paul B. Slater, California Beta, who was
elected to the office of Junior Grand Marshal
at the Richmond Conclave in September, has
resigned his post as governor of the California
District— XVIII. His successor is a former Grand
President of the Fraternity, who has also served
previously as governor of the district— Robert L.
Ryan, California Alpha, '25. Bob first became
governor in March, 1937. He assumed the post
once more in November, 1951.
Central Office Alumni
George K. Salt, Florida Gamma, resigned his
post as field secretary in November to return
to his alma mater in an administrative post. He
will work in the office of administration at the
University of Miami processing admissions.
George joined the Central Office staff in Rich-
mond during the summer of 1950. Though
pledged at Penn State— his home is Pittsburgh-
he became a charter member of the chapter at
Miami, serving as rush chairman and president
as well as alternate delegate to the 1949 Con-
More Happy Returns of 1901
Many active and graduate groups hold banquets to commemorate Fraternity's
birth. Founder WilHam L. PhilHps gets TV set as gift of Grand Chapter
A LARGE group of members of the Richmond
Alumni Chapter and of tlie University of Rich-
mond active chapter were present for the Rich-
mond birthday party on November 1.
All applauded as Assistant to the Grand Sec-
retary Frank J. Ruck, Jr., presented a handsome
console model Westinghouse 20-inch TV set
to Founder William L. Phillips in behalf of the
Grand Chapter. The occasion was an anniver-
sary for Uncle Billy, also, for he has worked for
his beloved Sigma Phi Epsilon since before its
birth and he still devotes much of his time and
energy for its growth and improvement.
The Sig Eps who gathered in Richmond com-
prised one of scores of groups throughout the
U.S. to celebrate the event which took place
in old Ryland Hall on this date 50 years ago
when the Fraternity was officially born.
They were honoring, besides Uncle Billy
Phillips, 11 other Founders: Carter Ashton
Jenkens, William Hugh Carter, Thomas Temple
Wright, Lucian Baum Cox, Robert Allen Mc-
Farland, and Thomas Vaden McCaul, some of
whom were participating on that evening as
guests of honor in banquets elsewhere. Also
they were honoring the memory of those de-
parted: Benjamin Donald Gaw, William
Andrew Wallace, Richard Spurgeon Owens,
Edgar Lee Allen, and Franklin Webb Kerfoot.
To Founder Owens, who died July 6, 1950, a
great posthumous honor had come when a spe-
cial memorial chapel in his name at the Calvary
Baptist Church at Roanoke was dedicated two
Following the presentation and brief address-
es, a brief business meeting was conducted at
which the following new officers were elected:
Uncle Billy Phillips tries out TV set
given him by Grand Chapter at Rich-
mond's 50th Anniversary dinner. Assist-
ant to Grand Secretary Ruck and Junior
Grand Marshal-elect Herb Smith watch.
Jim Barnes, president; Jim Coleman, vice-presi-
dent; Harry Thompson, secretary; Tom Woods,
treasurer; and Ralph Kinsey, historian.
Retiring president of the group is Warden N.
Hartman, Colorado Alpha.
Past Grand President Dr. William C. Smolen-
ske, governor of District XV, was the chief
speaker at the University of New Mexico Sig
Ep 50th anniversary party on October 30, for the
active alumni chapters.
The actives sponsored the banquet which was
held in the Greer Room of the famous Hilton
Hotel at Albuquerque. Chapter vice-president
Gathering of loyal Seattle Sig Eps at their Founders' Day banquet on November 1.
At Albuquerque's 50th Anniversary parly,
pledges, actives, alumni, and former Grand
President Smolenske (front) smile together.
Jack Bolander, serving as emcee, introduced no
less than 40 brothers.
Four newspapers and three radio stations
carried publicity for the event, which aided
Chairman Ken Meyer's efforts. Dr. Lloyd S.
Tireman sent his regrets from Bangkok, Siam.
New Mexico Alpha is extremely grateful for the
presence of Dr. Smolenske at the dinner. He
brought the alumni up to date on the fraternity's
national expansion program and other events
and urged the reorganization of the alumni
group at Albuquerque.
Following the dinner, an alumni group was
organized and the following officers elected:
president, Bernard J. Myer, '34; vice-president,
John Wichelns, '50; comptroller, E. L. Alford,
'49 (succeeding Oren Strong); chapter adviser,
Jesse E. Baxter, '40; and secretary and historian,
Ferris L. Johnson, '51.
Sig Eps in the Albuquerque area desiring to
participate in meetings are urged to get in
touch with the historian— F. L. Johnson, 804
North La Veta Drive.
—Ferris L. Johnson
Grand Secretary William W. Hindman, Jr., and
Cleveland Alumni president Harold Hayes, both
at rear, congratulate new initiates (left to
right) James Kurtz, Fred Haffner, Carl Snyder.
Members of the Boston Alumni Chapter met
for dinner on November 1 at the Pegis Club
house, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to
celebrate Founders' Day. Feature of the meeting
was an address on "U.S.A. and the World," by
Dr. WiUiam Verhage, Wisconsin Alpha, '28, of
the faculty of political economy, Boston Uni-
versity. Discussion dealt with the responsibility
of America towards Britain, Iran, Egypt, and
other countries in keeping world order.
A visit by Grand Secretary WiUiam Hindman
and the initiation of three Clevelanders were
highlights of the annual Founders' Day banquet
held November 2 by the Cleveland Alumni
Chapter. Hindman brought members of the
chapter up to date on fraternity progress and
reported on the spirit that keynoted the 50th
Anniversary Conclave in these words:
"We are looking forward to our next 50
years, with enthusiasm running high in all
chapters despite the many clouds on the hori-
District Governor Harry B. Kurtz presided at
the initiation ceremonies, with these three men
becoming members of Sigma Phi Epsilon: Fred
Haffner, Sr., who has been actively associated
with Sig Ep alumni in Cleveland since his son,
now in California, became a member at Cali-
fornia Beta; James B. Kurtz and Carl J. Snyder,
both former pledges at Ohio Gamma, who have
continued their fraternity contacts for many
years since leaving college.
The Oakmont Country Club in Glendale was
the scene of the annual Founders' Day banquet
staged by the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter on
November 5. Seventy-four Sig Eps, actives and
alumni, gathered around the festive board to
pay homage to Sig Ep's founders on the Golden
Grand President Luie Roberts made the trip
up from San Diego to be the principal speaker.
Luie launched his campaign for true American-
ism in our colleges and universities, and made
an eloquent plea for the Sig Ep Boys Camp
Past Grand President Bob Ryan also ad-
dressed the banquet, as did Paul Slater, newly
elected Junior Grand Marshal. At the conclu-
sion of President Roberts' talk, he announced
the resignation of Slater as district governor,
and taking Ryan by surprise appointed him as
district governor of District XVIII. Everyone
is glad to know that Bob's interest and guidance
will continue to belong to Sig Ep for a long
time to come.
Alumni chapter president Bob Shipp con-
ducted his swan song, and when he announced
the report of the nomination committee for
chapter ofBcers for the coming year there wasn't
one note of discord. New officers elected are
Richard B. Newton, president; Richard J.
Pearson, vice-president; Robert Reis, secretary;
and George Daniels, treasurer. All are California
Beta men but Newton hastened to emphasize
that it is an aU-Sig Ep slate. An alumni council
of 20 men, whose duties are to work with the
oflBcers on alumni functions during the coming
year, also was elected.
This alumni chapter had to put oflF its Golden
Anniversary banquet until November 12 in order
to get Uncle Billy Phillips as honor guest, since
Richmond had full claims on him for November
The dinner was held at the Undine Barge
Club and was informal.
New ofBcers were elected for the coming year,
Festivities occurring at Oklahoma Alpha's
Founders' Day banquet November 3 at Still-
water, included burning of the mortgage on the
house at 324 Monroe Street. Among those pres-
ent were Carl Peterson, Assistant to the Grand
Secretary, Paul Odor, Oklahoma Alpha Chap-
ter president, George Green, Jr., Oklahoma
Alpha's first pledge and vice-president of the
First National Bank and Trust Co. of Oklahoma
City; Clarence Paden, president, Oklahoma
Alpha Alumni Corporation; A. O. Martin, sec-
retary-treasurer of the Alumni Corporation—
the mortgage was retired after 25 years.
California Delta celebrated the Golden Anni-
versary with a dinner in the Garden Room of
San Diego's Manor Hotel on November 19.
Alumni were there in great numbers and were
represented at the head table by Grand Presi-
dent Luis Roberts, Alumni President Howard
Quam Stan Mackie, and Al Schuss. The actives
were represented by Chapter President Dave
Raper, Vice-President Bill Montepagono, and
past president and present historian Dick Curtis.
After the dinner, Dave Raper introduced Stan
Mackie who served as emcee. He introduced
Grand President Luis Roberts who told us of
the Fraternity's beginning and highfights of its
growth up to the Conclave held in Richmond
Our principal speaker for the evening was Al
Schuss who is associated with an advertising
agency in San Diego. He spoke of his experi-
ences since leaving the University of Washing-
Paul Odor, left, helps George Green, Jr.,
first pledge of Oklahoma Alpha, burn
house mortgage at banquet in Stillwater.
ton and his chapter, Washing+on Beta. He was
with the Columbia Broadca?::.ig System at the
beginning of that network, has served as an
FBI agent in the Chicago area, and more re-
cently has been a sports announcer.
The dinner was closed with Luis Roberts
leading in a group rendition of the Fraternity's
The Wichita Alumni Chapter held its
Founders' Day banquet in the Alfis Hotel on
November 1. Carl O. Petersen of the Grand
Chapter, who gave the principal address, was
introduced by outgoing president Jerome John-
son. About 30 members were present, including
several brothers on duty at the Wichita Air
Election of officers resulted in a unanimous
Drake Sig Eps boasted to alumni that foot-
ball team would "Flush Iowa State royally."
vote for Lester Kappelman, president; Gene
Bullinger, vice-president; Lyle Woodring, treas-
urer; and Dwight Castello, secretary.
At a short business meeting, it vi^as decided
that our calendar and social year would follow
the school year. It was decided to have an in-
formal weekly get-together for lunch at a down-
Itown restaurant on each Thursday at 12:00
noon. Elmer Hier, Kansas Gamma, manager of
the Allis, offered the chapter the use of a
special table in the Allis CoflFee Shop. All Sig
-Eps, graduate and undergraduate, are invited
and no reservations are necessary.
Notes on Homecoming
At Temple, activities of the fall semester
were highlighted by the winning of second
place for the homecoming display. Construction
was supervised by Herb Collins. The Temple
Owl was shown pulling the Fordham Ram by
the tail and both figures were constructed of
wire, paste, paper, and hard work. The finished
product made a hit with returning alumni who
were happy to see the Sig Eps back in the
At Alabama, a smoker honoring the alumni
was held on one night, with a semiformal house
dance following the next night. Since Alabama's
slogan for the Homecoming game with the
University of Florida was MGM ( Make 'Gators
Moan), lawn decorations consisted of a large
theater stage backed by a revolving screen on
which were painted comic illustrations of the
traditional battle between the Florida 'Gators
and the Red Elephants of Alabama.
At Indiana, more than 125 guests ttimed out
for Homecoming weekend. Among this num-
ber were more than 30 alumni, who met in the
morning for the annual alumni meeting. Alumni
board elections were held, and the new mem-
bers are Russell B. Wyatt, '36, and George
Grigsby, '50, treasurer. Other members are
Howard Evans, president; Maurice Felger, sec-
retary; Richard Thompson; and B. R. Davidson.
Homecoming decorations of the U. of Florida
Sig Ep house consisted of an alligator dressed
as a football player kicking a Vandy player
into the hatch of a rocket ship which was about
30' high and 6' in diameter covered in silver
foil and flashing at the bottom in preparation
for a take-off. Sound effects were produced by
Bob Johnson and Neils Lahr on a wire recorder.
The flicker buttons for the lights on the rocket
ship lighting system found a funny way of
getting into the lights all over the house; the
house looked strange flashing on and off in
places like a Christmas tree. . . . Decorations
for the front of the house were done by En-
gineer John Anderson and aifiliates.
The Sig Ep float carried the Queen of Hearts
with her court— five pretty co-eds, one of them
the reigning queen from last Golden Heart
weekend. The committee headed by George
Campbell worked until parade time.
Among the returning alumni were Fotios V.
Bokas, Bonnie I. Smith, Hoke S. Johnson, John
M. Marees, V. V. Moore (USAF), Walt Stacy,
and Dave Hendon. Max S. Cleland came over
from Daytona Beach for the first time in 15
The alumni annual meeting and election of
officers was held Saturday after the buffet din-
On Friday night Gator Growl was held at
Florida Field with laughs, songs, skits, and
fireworks. The football game Saturday afternoon
was a Florida Victory over Vandy which gave
good reason to party Saturday night. The
weekend was big and beautiful, but Sunday
came and everyone left the University like a
OTHER GROUP DOINGS
Fall activities of the Berkeley Alumni have
been marked by closer relations with the active
The housing situation is still the main problem
facing both the active house and the alumni
board. However, both groups are co-operating
in efforts to bring about a solution. In tlie
meantime temporary quarters have been secured
at 2431 Durant Avenue, Berkeley.
New faces on the board replacing retiring
members include Robert Ray, Agnus Crocker,
Roger Thompson, and Wayne Gray.
Founders' Day was celebrated with a fine
banquet held November 9. Football movies of
California's grid victories of last year were
shown. Robert Brorson arranged the successful
event. —Wayne Gray
The Cleveland Alumni Chapter again played
host to northern Ohio's Sig Ep actives at the
annual Christmas semi-formal. This year's dance
was held at the Cleveland Hotel on December
28. The affair was well attended by both alumni
and actives home for the holidays from colleges
in several states.
Twelve chapters are represented on the
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Omaha alumni tour Falstaff brewery at which the product was not introduced until
after the business meeting. David F. Barber, Nebraska Alpha, '44, arranged tour.
Cleveland Alumni roster of officers and board of
directors. New officers for 1951-52 are:
Harold O. Hayes, Minnesota Alpha, '23, presi-
dent; Richard A. Steudel, Michigan Alpha, '41,
vice-president; Jack Gamble, Washington Alpha,
'38, secretary; Eugene Hulbert, Iowa Beta, '46,
Board of directors includes Charles F. Stew-
art, Florida Alpha, '28, chairman; Gordan Weir,
Ohio Zeta, '49; K. B. Wiggins, Ohio Gamma,
'20; Myles S. Wilder, Vermont Alpha, '08;
Harold G. Fitch, West Virginia Beta; Harry
Kieding, Illinois Alpha, '35; James Snodgrass,
Ohio Zeta, '50; William Allen, Jr., Pennsylvania
Lambda, '49; and John M. Stroud, Ohio Epsilon,
Cleveland alumni hold weekly luncheon meet-
ings at the Nanking Restaurant, 710 Euclid
Ave., every Friday noon. —Jack Gamble
The Annual Ladies' Night was held on
October 16 at Paup's on Highway 50 in John-
son County. Approximately 30 couples attended.
A professional travel lecturer showed motion
pictures of European travel points of interest to
Dick Southall served as chairman of arrange-
The Friday noon meeting of the Missoula
Alumni Association is always an occasion for
Western Montana Sig Eps. This organization
has not missed a regular meeting since 1939.
Montana Alpha's John W. Bonner, Governor
of Montana, was the guest of honor Friday
noon, July 20. The meeting was held at the
Steak House operated by Brother Charles S.
Gaughan. The Missoula Alumni group has been
very active in keeping Montana Alpha on its
toes. John McGilvry is alumni secretary-treas-
urer. —Lloyd Hogan
Omaha alumni were guests of the Falstaff
Brewing Corporation at Nebraska's largest
brewery October 10, 1951. Members held their
regular business meeting and election of officers
but they also toured the brewery, saw a hunt-
ing dog film, and enjoyed a dutch lunch as
guests of Falstaff's Omaha family of 450 em-
Robert Wolfe, Nebraska Alpha, '44, of 1812
North Fifty-fourth Street, Omaha, was elected
president of the Alumni Chapter, succeeding
Clarence Raish. He is assistant buyer of whole-
sale hardware for Wright and Wilhelmy Co.,
Other officers are R. F. Wellman, re-elected
vice-president, and John R. Spaulding, secre-
tary-treasurer. Program plans for 1952 were
discussed. Representatives of the new Beta
Chapter at the University of Omaha joined in
the "business and pleasure" at the Falstaff
Those who attended the Falstaff party were:
Wolfe, Raish, Welbnan, Spaulding, Dr. H. E.
Monger, George H. Thompson, Gordon Diggle,
Patrick E. Thomas, Walter Gaebler, Dale Arm-
strong, D. K. Bryant, James Purney, Ernest
Gray, Gene Benton, Warren Vickory, James T.
Duncan, Hyle G. Burke, Jack Feierman, J. W.
Kurtz, M. G. Van Scoy, Dr. Gene Slattery,
William Whited, John R. Browning, Dr. James
D. Bradley, and Richard Denser.
The Sig Eps were shown through the Falstaff
SIGMA PHI EPSILON
"Boston Alumni Chapter
Collective Security - -
Jatk andSiscuism with
Oft. WILLIAM VERMfcCt, Fnor.
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IJovember 1 7957
6 30 PM.
518 deacon Street
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Alumni groups whose attendance has fallen off
might help change a losing game into a win-
ning one by mailing out announcements like
this. Also get more worth-while talks from speak-
ers like Boston's and less small talk from the
kind but deadly bores who kill attendance.
plant by David F. Barber, Nebraska Alpha, '43,
public relations representative in Omaha for the
Falstaff Brewing Corporation which owns and
operates five modern breweries in the heart of
At the first fall meeting organization com-
mittees were appointed and a program for the
coming year approved. The meeting was fol-
lowed by a social period and card party at
which a poker and several bridge tables con-
On November 24, the association sponsored a
cocktail party attended by 24 couples. After
dinner, the group attended the Sid Ceasar-
Imogene Coca telecast, "Show of Shows"— and
many of the couples returned to the New York
Gamma house to share with the active chapter
in its Fordham game house party. Thanks to
Mrs. Eula Jorgenson and Mrs. Dorothy Yanega
for the attractive and tasty hors d'oeuvres, to
George Wolf for the telecast arrangements and
to the Social Committeemen Bud Jorgenson and
Charlie Moore for a wonderful evening.
A final membership application mailing will
be processed in the near future. Any alumnus
in the New York area desiring to become afBh-
ated with this chapter is welcome. Please con-
tact the secretary, George E. Wolf, 3 Glenwood
Avenue, Little Neck, L.I., for information and a
Our group met in the new chapter house of
Pennsylvania Gamma on November 18. Presi-
dent Art MacFadden reviewed the Conclave
which he attended as our representative. Elec-
tion of officers was held with the following
elected to serve for the coming year: president,
A. Fred Walters, Jr.; vice-president, George W.
CoUins; treasurer. Smith W. Gealy; secretary,
Allan T. Johnston. —Allan T. Johnston
^ BRIEFS ^
Russell L. Durgin has returned to the U.S.
from Tokyo, Japan, where he has served the
Y.M.C.A. for 30 years, latterly as senior secre-
tary of the International Committee of the
Y.M.C.A. and honorary secretary of the Japanese
National Committee. Illness forced his resigna-
tion. He has assumed a new post in New York
City as staff associate of the Japan International
Christian University Foundation, Inc.
Frank J. Johnson, '51, of San Pedro, Calif.,
has enrolled at the School of Advanced Inter-
national Studies of Johns Hopkins University,
which branch is situated at Washington, D.C.
H. Dudley Barton, '51, is the new district
sales engineer for Haveg Corporation in charge
of the Connecticut district at Hartford, Conn.
Oliver W. Gushee has accepted the post of
musical director at the West Side High School,
Denver. For several years he had taught music
Dwight F. Johnson, '46, is the new executive
secretary at the West Side Y.M.C.A. at Denver.
Dan McCarty, '34, who was defeated in a
close race for the governorship of Florida in
1948, has again entered in this year's contest.
The Florida campus campaign slogan will be
"Dan is due in '52."
Donald R. Mathews, '29, head of Alumni
Affairs at the University of Florida, is looking
forward to a seat in the State Legislature.
James E. Cross, '45, is also running for the
State Legislature from Gainesville.
Kenneth B. Hamlin, '41, resigned as president
of the Denver Alumni Chapter, to accept a posi-
tion with the Bell Telephone Company at New
Robert Brown, ex-'52, is associated with one
of the leading pharmaceutical houses as a sales-
man with offices at Bismarck, N.D.
Jim Dimond, '51, is head of the co-ordination
department of the Ferris Buick Corporation, the
Carroll College, T6
The Pearson twins, Dick and Andrall, '44,
who married twins last March, still are doing
the twin act. They both received promotions in
November. Dick was made advertising and sales
promotion manager of the Bireley's Division of
General Foods Corp., with headquarters in Los
Angeles, and Andrall was appointed assistant
product manager for Chase and Sanborn (Stand-
ard Brands), and has moved to New York to
take up his new duties of co-ordination manu-
facturing, advertising and sales for his firm. His
address is 15 Park View, Bronxville 8, N.Y.
Dick will be in charge of all advertising and
sales promotion for Bireley's non-carbonated
Bruce Perkins is associated with the Hospital
Supply Corporation at College Point, N.Y.
Robert Willard is under contract with a lec-
ture agency in Georgia, associated with the
Hallmark motion picture, "The Prince of Peace."
James Collins, of Austin, Tex., recently repre-
sented the public schools of that city as delegate
to the annual convention of the National Edu-
cation Association at Cincinnati, Ohio.
Monroe H. Hubbell, '33, lis associate dean of
Long Beach City College, Long Beach, Calif.
AT the Sig Ep house at Carroll, one of the
favorite alumni is Walter Scherf, '16. His un-
failing encouragement has given the chapter
leaders especially a much belter sense of
direction. The men know he is behind them
as a whole and it helps them do better.
Walter Scherf lives at Green Bay, Wis.,
where he heads the Northern Glove and Mit-
ten Co., which he himself organized in 1920
after a period of service in the Air Corps in
World War L In World War II, his gloves
and mittens, many of which are made from
deer hides, helped keep GI hands warm. For
this the company was given the Army and
Navy E award.
Once when Walter visited the house he
saw that the fellows could use a pool table
in the recreation room, so he bought them
one. He is constantly inviting Sig Eps to his
beautiful home and last spring entertained
18 of them at a dinner-dance. He provided
dates for the lot. The next morning — Sunday
— all 18 of them accompanied him to church
and then all played golf at his club.
Walter Scherf's interests loudly declare
that he wants to do good where he can. He
is a member of the board of directors of
Bellin Memorial Hospital. Under his chair-
manship, the Red Cross campaign for funds
exceeded its quota last year. He served 14
years on the city water commission. He is a
director of the Y.M.C.A.
Keenly interested in sports, he is a director
of the Green Bay Packers Football Club and
a charter member of the Oneida Golf and
Grand Historian Bob Kelly, left, with
fellow N.Y.U. alumni Bud Quadland, seated,
and George Trudeau. Photo by Mary Kelly.
Lauron W. Gies, '48, is a member of the
June, 1952, class of the American Institute for
Foreign Trade at Thunderbird Field, Phoenix,
Ariz. The course concentrates on techniques of
international business administration, foreign
languages, and characteristics of foreign coun-
John P. Melhorn is head of Fisher Scientific
Corporation of Canada.
Harry Headley, is associated with the Car-
negie-Illinois Steel Corporation as chief of sales
Williawn and Mary
Carlton E. Sundin, '32, has been appointed
manager of the office of the Chesapeake and
Potomac Telephone Company of Virginia at
Hampton, Va. He first joined the organization at
Richmond in 1936 and has also served at Arling-
ton, Lynchburg, Winchester, and Suffolk.
i^ OVR liVAR STORY ^
THE following is a report by chapters of their
members who have recently entered the service
of their country:
Arkansas: Air Force— 2nd Lt. Russell Lueg,
2nd Lt. Ervin Glenn.
Florida: Army— Bryon Cooksey, Robert Sages,
Robert Busse, Foster Olroyd, George T. Shder.
Marines— Scott Sutton. Air Force— Carl Cason,
John Cederlund, Herbert Wetherby, Bruce Ray,
V. V. Moore, Bob Wood, George Grimsley,
George Bokas, John Molpus, Robert Birt,
George Kolias, Joseph Delmar, Tom Baker,
Ronald Clapp, William Birsch. Navy— Tom
Stone, Ernest Polhtz, Douglas Parker, Bill
Sheldon, George Morrison, Bill Blanford, Walter
Florida Southern: Army— Pvt. William
Milazzo, Camp Chaffee, Ark.; Sgt. John Ward,
Mitchel AFB, N.Y.; Dick Hanson, Bainbridge,
Md.; 1st. Lt. Virgil Koenig, iMemphis, Tenn.;
Edward Carey, Camp Moffett, Great Lakes, 111.
Florida State: Air Force— Herb Marsh,
Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex.
Army— Doug McMillan, Jr., Fort Jackson, S.C.
Illinois Tech: Army— John Murphy, Don
Picha, George Pelc.
Indiana: Army— Jack Swanson, '51, Fort
Leonard Wood, Mo.; 2nd Lt. James Greek, '51,
Fort Lee, Va.
Johns Hopkins: 1st Lt. Richard C. Bund,
Maryland Alpha, a radar observer in Randolph
Field's B-29 combat crew training program, has
been assigned to Lockbourne Air Force Base,
Kansas: Keg Moorhead is at Fort Riley,
Kan., until the first of February when he expects
to be sent to Korea. Other men at Fort Riley in-
clude William R. Snook, Eugene S. Ryan, and
Emporia State: Navy— David Pyle and
Robert McCoy, San Diego, Calif.
At Armed Forces Information School at Fort
Slocum, N.Y., three Sig Eps get together. From
left: Sgt. Charles C. Jones, USA, New Mexico
Alpha, '49; Pfc. Lynton M. Patt, USAF, In-
diana Alpha, '51; and Pvt. Charles E. Whaley,
USA, Kentucky Alpha, '49.
Ensign Paul Skolaut of the U. S. Navy is
with the U. S. S. Brown at San Francisco, CaHf.
Kale Gentry is with the air force somewhere
in Utah, and Charles Owen is located at Vint
Hills Farm, Warrenton, Va., with the Signal
Corps, and expects to be back in school for the
Frank Obenland, at last word, was with the
Army Medical Corps in Japan, and Douglas
Paddock is at Lowery Field, Denver, Colo.
Maine; Army— 2nd Lt. Francis T. Decoteau,
'50, Camp Cook, Calif.; 2nd Lt. Walter T.
White, '51, Fort Monmouth, N.J.; 2nd Lt.
Edgar E. Gammon, '51, Fort Bhss, Tex.; 2nd
Lt. Roger H. Brown, '51, Fort Bliss, Tex.; 2nd
Lt. Richard H. Hale, '51, Fort Monmouth, N.J.;
2nd Lt. Durwood H. Seely, Fort Benning, Ga.;
Pfc. Edwin C. Manzer, '51 Camp Chaffee, Ark.;
2nd Lt. Ronald P. Gendron, '51, Fort Bliss,
Tex.; Pfc. Robert O. Judkins, '51, Fort Mon-
mouth, N.J.; Cpl. Richard E. Leighton, '52,
Fort Breckinridge, Ky. Marines— 2nd Lt. George
N. Whalen, '51, Quantico, Va. Air Force— Pfc.
Benjamin S. Blanchard, '51, Sampson Air Force
Miami (Ohio) : Coast Guard— Robert Albright,
'51, and Harold Hayes, '51., New London,
Conn. Marines— John Dopier, '51. Army— Louis
Minnesota: Army— Bill Reilly. Navy— Lee
Jensen. Air Force— Bob Williams and Bob Pool.
Montana: Air Force— 2nd Lt. Edward G.
Heihnan, '50, was ordered to active duty at
Lackland Air Force Base, Tex., December 7,
New Mexico: Navy— Ensign Bob Albright,
'50, returned to the States for treatment of
bums received during October, 1951, while
stationed on the aircraft carrier Philippine Seas.
Marines— Lt. Don Kendrick, reported to be
home after being wounded in Korea.
N.Y.U.: Air Force— Norman Lethbridge,
Chuck Brown, Jim Morrissean, Frank Demaro.
Navy— Bob StoU. Marines— Bruce Beckwith,
Omaha: Air Force— Jerry Leffler and Al Zack.
Navy— Jack Dawson.
Pennsylvania: Bob Adams, Air Corps; Herb
Agocs, Navy, stationed at Bainbridge and play-
ing football there along with Reds Bagnell; Curt
Gager, Lieutenant in Marines at Quantico ex-
pecting to leave for Korea at any time; Bud
Harvey, Army; Jim Kuhlman, Ensign in Navy
in Washington; Vic Mikovich, Navy at Great
Lakes; Al Power, Army at Vint Hill Farms, Md.;
Jerry Romaine, Navy at Great Lakes; Al Taglia-
ferri. Army; Bob Wilkins, Ensign in Navy.
On NROTC cruise at Pensacola, Fla., are
T, Kratt, Nebraska Alpha, G. E. Dillon,
Oregon Alpha, D. L. Barber, Oregon Alpha,
R. D. Thoes, Oklahoma Beta, and R. C.
Drews, Colorado Alpha. Midshipmen all.
San Diego: Army— Lt. Bill Morton, Lt. Bob
Anderson, and Tom Keen, all at Fort Benning,
Ga.; Pvt. Ed Fauquier and Bill Dunn, at Fort
Southern California: Marines— Joseph F.
Holt, III, '47, a past president of his chapter,
onetime president of the Young Republicans of
California, writes as follows from Korea where
he is serving with the Marines: "My outfit
moves up to the very front lines in two days.
This is a dirty, rotten, cold, stinking, mountain-
ous country. Me— I have an infantry platoon.
Been going out on patrols around here cleaning
up stray gooks (North Koreans). The lieutenant
I believe got his leg blown off out on patrol
yesterday. 1 take the same patrol tomorrow. One
thing, you are so cold and worn out from climb-
ing these mountains you don't worry about
getting killed. I wish lots of Congressmen were
here. They need a conscience— this is a war,
Stetson: Navy— Bud James, Jacksonville,
Texas: Navy— Jerry Babcock, San Diego
Naval Station. Army— Bob Kipp, discharged;
Ben Tompkins, star Longhorn quarterback in
1950, Fort Sam Houston; Lt. Stuart Scott, Fort
Hood, Tex.; Lts. John Hammond and Dan
Stuart, Korea; Max Luther, III, Camp Chaffee,
Ark. Air Force— Eddie Steen, Biloxi, Miss.; Rich-
ard McDuffie and Don Holstead, Lackland, San
Antonio, Tex.; Bill Cantrell, discharged.
Washburn: Marines— Dean Parker, John
Buckmeier. Air Force— Gene Hug. Naval Air
Cadets— Robert Roe.
Wisconsin: Navy— Pete Wirtz, '51, Washing-
ton, D.C. Air Force-2nd Lt. Robert Smith,
Europe. Army— 1st Lt. Marvin Neumann, '51,
Married in high style. Russell C. Meyers, Ohio Theta. See item in Vital Data.
* VITAL DATA *
"When Love speaks, the voice of all the gods
makes heaven drowsy with the harmony."
William Richard McChrystal, California Beta,
'46, and Sara Elizabeth Mercer, on October 6,
1951, at South Pasadena, Calif.
Ed Monreal, California Gamma, and Betty
Mahler, on Columbus Day, 1951, at Santa Bar-
Dave Reed, California Gamma, and Dorothy
Burnett, on Columbus Day, 1951, at Santa
Paul E. DiSabatino, Delaware Alpha, '51,
and Bettyanne G. Jennings, on November 24,
1951, at Wilmington, Del.
Herbert L. Marsh, Florida Epsilon, '51, and
Marge Thompson, on November 16, 1951, at
Tallahassee, Fla.; with chapter brother George
Gnann as best man.
Howard Conrad Gennett, Georgia Alpha, '53,
and Kathryn Ann Odenwald, on October 13,
1951, in the Saint Philip and Saint James
Church, Baltimore, Md.
James Greek, Indiana Beta, '51, and Anne
Burkebile, on November 10, 1951, at Toledo,
Don Bhss, Kansas Delta, and Paula Stunkel,
on August 19, 1951, at Topeka, Kan.
Frank S. Foster, Maine Alpha, '52, and Co-
rinne Peary, on September 9, 1951, at Farming-
Chester A. Worthylake, Jr., Maine Alpha, '52,
and Carolyn Coolidge, during June, 1951, at
George A. Remillard, Maine Alpha, '53, and
EHnor Horton, on June 25, 1951, at Old Town,
Charles R. Preble, Maine Alpha, '49, and
Louise Stella Kulas, on September 28, 1951, at
Bar Harbor, Maine.
Joseph M. Lupsha, Maine Alpha, '50, and
Sylvia Kathryn Jordan, on October 1, 1951, at
Alan Douglas Fitch, Michigan Alpha, and
Gretchen Barbara Bailey, on November 3, 1951.
Roger M. Bellows, Jr., Michigan Alpha, and
Evelyn Schmidt, on October 13, 1951.
Liberate Daniel D'Addona, Michigan Alpha,
and Dorothy Annette De Wolff, on October 6,
Harold Glading Neimeyer, Michigan Alpha,
and Peggy Gleason, during August, 1951.
Duane Fuller, Michigan Alpha, and Ethelyn
Bonita Groomes, during August, 1951.
Robert L. Doelling, Missouri Beta, '40, a
member of his chapter's alumni board, and
Mary Theresa Bergen, on November 8, 1951.
Eugene Lang, Missouri Gamma, and Rose
Roesch, on September 8, 1951, at St. Louis,
C. Graydon East, Missouri Gamma, '50, and
Joan Ing, Pi Kappa Sigma, '51, on June 15,
1951, at Herrin, 111.
Charles Heeger, Missouri Gamma and Emily
Collins, during August, 1951, at Union, Mo.
George A. Danz, Missouri Gamma, '50, and
Mary Ann S wails, on November 26, 1951, at
Edward George Heilman, Montana Alpha,
'50, and Donna Marie Dever, on November 5,
1951, at San Jose, Calif.
Thomas A. WiUiams, New Jersey Beta, '51,
and Susan Seybold, in November, 1951 in
Frank Gregory Bertics, New Jersey Beta, '52,
and Ina Bobrovnichy, in August, 1951, in Lake-
Frank H. O'dell, New Jersey Beta, '52, and
Carol Robinson, in June, 1951, in Hamburg,
William Jarvis Martin, New York Alpha, '51,
and Jane Louise Woodworth, Alpha Phi, Syra-
cuse, '51, on November 10, 1951, at Fayette-
ville, N.Y.; with chapter brothers Jim Kolbe,
Dee Strickler, and Bill Robeson as ushers.
Gene H. Little, North Carohna Epsilon, '52,
and Carolyn Allen, on September 1, 1951, at
Will Herndon, North Carolina Epsilon, '53,
and Jean Lynch, on December 19, 1951.
Frank Furman, Jr., North Carolina Epsilon,
'49, and Martha Jane Bird, on December 8,
1951, at Jacksonville, Fla.
Art Armstrong, Ohio Epsilon, '53, and Jane
Armstrong, Alpha Chi Omega, on November
3, 1951, at Ben Avon, Pa.
Walter Desmond, Ohio Eta, '50, and Justyn
Patterson, on November 24, 1951, at Columbus,
Russell C. Meyers, Ohio Theta, and Lovetta
Davies, U. of Cincinnati Chi Omega, on July
7, 1951, in the Kennedy Heights Presbyterian
Church, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Terry Sears Leard, Oklahoma Alpha, and
Marilyn Ann Webb, on August 4, 1951, at
Jack Miller, Oklahoma Alpha, and Anita Bark-
hurst, on September 4, 1951, at Tulsa, Okla.
Walter Beatty, Oklahoma Alpha, and S. J.
Larkin, during June 1951, at Oklahoma City,
Earl Casner, Oklahoma Alpha, and Patsy
Landis, at Wichita, Kan.; date not reported.
Vaughn Demergian, Wisconsin Beta, '52, and
Betty Jeanne Boeing, on November 3, 1951,
at Madison, Wis.
Fred R. Winchell, Wisconsin Gamma, '50,
and Joyce Schroeder, on September 9, 1950,
with chapter brother Philip Kieser as an usher.
"Our neighbors' children are always the
worst." —OLD GERMAN SAYING
To Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Faerber, Colorado
Beta, '27, a daughter, Christina Louise, on
July 15, 1951, at Birmingham, Ala.
To Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Denes, Colorado
Beta, '48, a son, David Paul, their first child,
on September 12, 1951, in Mercy Hospital, San
To Mr. and Mrs. William Reitter, Florida
Epsilon, '53, a daughter, Diann Gail, on August
27, 1951, at Tallahassee, Fla. '
To Mr. and Mrs. Christy Dale, Florida Ep-
silon, '50, a daughter, Iwana, during October,
1951, at Lakeland, Fla.
To Lt. and Mrs. Harry Melville Rogers,
USN, Indiana Alpha, '44, a daughter, Amanda
Jean, on September 29, 1951, in the U. S.
Naval Hospital, Annapolis, Md.; while daddy
was serving at the Academy as an instructor in
To Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Glasa, Indiana Alpha,
'49, a son, James Gregory, on November 10,
1951, at Kendallville, Ind.
To Mr. and Mrs. William Allen, Indiana
Beta, '50, a son, Scott, on October 23, 1951.
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To Mr. and Mrs. Harry Aldrich, Maine Alpha,
'50, a son, Martin Lloyd, on November 2, 1951,
at Lewiston, Maine.
To Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Anderson, Michigan
Alpha, '47, a daughter, Jody Elizabeth, on
September 14, 1951, at Rockford, 111.
To Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Telthorse, Mis-
souri Gamma, '51, a daunghter. Donna Marie,
on August 6, 1951, at St. Louis, Mo.
To Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Cyphers, Jr.,
New Jersey Beta, '47, a son, Ronald Charles,
on October 5, 1951, in Grace Hospital, Morgan-
To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. McHugh, New
York Alpha, '38, a daughter, Ann Elizabeth, on
September 24, 1951, in Memorial Hospital, Mas-
To Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Simpson, New
York Alpha, '52, a son, Robert Edward II, on
October 17, 1951, at Harrisburg, Pa.
To Mr. and Mrs. Leslie E. Cansler, Jr., North
Carolina Zeta, '41, a son, Robert Stanley, on
November 15, 1951, at Wilmington, Del.
To Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Van Seawell, North
Carolina Zeta, a son, Lloyd Vann, III, on
November 15, 1951.
To 1st Lt. and Mrs. Albert G. Williams,
Pennsylvania Kappa, '48, a daughter, Barbara
Jo-Anne, on May 10, 1951, in the U. S. Naval
Hospital, Quantico, Va.
To Mr. and Mrs. James PhiUips, Virginia
Eta, a daughter, Paige, on October 31, 1951.
To Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Alvis, Wisconsin
Alpha, '47, a son, Robert Young, on September
Rutgers Sig Eps at the Colgate game do their best cheering coxswained by Werner Ewert's bugle.
More Sig Eps played for football fame
in 1951 than they did the year before.
No ail-Americans are reported in this year's
football review, though the review contains
more names than that of 1950. The 1951 sea-
son's all- Americans were chosen chiefly from the
nation's top dozen teams.
Don Menasco, last year ail-American end
from Texas, had the misfortune of playing on a
team this year that did not do nearly as well
as it did last year. Equally unfortunate for his
brilliant Sig Ep teammate Gib Dawson.
While Illinois possessed one of the best teams
in the nation, if not the best, the chapter there
Bob Wilson, quarterback
Bill Allen, tackle
Bill Brooks, center
Arlan Straub, quarterback
Colorado A & M
Bill Noxon, end
Colorado A & M
Paul McDill, tackle
Colorado A & M
made no report. Last year it boasted five varsity
Leo Sugar of Purdue received credit long due
when he played in the East- West game in San
At Penn, fullback Joe Varaitas led his team's
ground-gainers during the season with 640
yards. He is certainly one of the strongest hopes
for 1952 all-America, barring injury or the
Fastest man on the mighty Tennessee Vols
was Ed Morgan. He and his Sig Ep teammate
Doug Atkins have been named on several all-
At Southern California, Johnny Williams
earned a reputation for being the Pacific Coast
Conference's best safety man.
At Cornell, Jim Jerome received all-American
Unhappily, many chapters having accom-
plished players did not trouble to report them.
Al Binkley, guard
Colorado A & M
Russ Burwell, back
Don Reichert, fullback
Colorado A & M
Bob Vasey, tackle
Colorado A & M
Ivan Glick, tackle
Colorado A & M
Jim Jerome, tackle
Bill McNeely, tackle
The COLORADO A & M football team had
seven Sig Eps on its roster this year. Playing
first-string defensive right guard all season was
Al Binkley, a junior physical education major
from Wheat Ridge. Al is 20 years old, stands
6' tall, w^eighs 185 povmds, and is the Skyline
Conference heavyweight wrestling champion as
well as being a returning football letterman. His
aggressiveness and tireless playing won for him
the "player of the week" award during the
season. He goes by the nickname of "Bink."
Don Reichert, a senior physical education
major from St. Francis, Kan., although playing
his first year of football, won a regular starting
position at safety on the defensive unit this
year and often ran from the fullback slot on
the offensive team. Don, who as a wrestler
holds the Skyline Conference 177-pound title,
is 21 years old, stands 6' tall, and now weighs
in at 184 pounds. Don answers to the nickname
Returning letterman Ivan Glick, a senior
dairy production major from La Porte, was a
consistent line stalwart on the Aggie defensive
unit this year playing alternately in the defen-
sive right tackle, guard, and end positions. The
only married man of the Sig Ep gridders, Ivan
is 24 years old, stands 6' tall, and weighs 174
Seeing much action this year as an offensive
right end was Bill Noxon, a senior from Denver,
majoring in physical education. A returning
letterman with a knack for snaring passes. Bill
is 20 years old, weighs 165 pounds, and is
Paul McDill, a junior agriculture major from
Brush, played on the offensive unit this year
in the right tackle and guard positions. Paul
is 20 years old and packs 175 pounds on his
5'10" frame. He is also Colorado Gamma's
pledge trainer and is nicknamed "Heavy."
Tv/o-year letter winner Arlan Straub is a
Bill Doppstadt, tackle
Larry Dalton, end
Tom Daley, halfback
Don Carmichael, halfback
Bill Nitsche, tackle
Neal Marshall, lineman
sharp passing quarterback from Pittsburgh, Pa.
A senior majoring in physical education, Arlan
is 20 years old, 6' tall, and weighs 165 pounds.
Bob Vasey, a sophomore agriculture major
from Cozad, Neb., played in the left tackle
position this year. Bob is 19 years old, stands
6'2" tall, and weighs 180 pounds.
At CORNELL, big (6'3", 235) Jim Jerome
has been regular left tackle on the defensive
squad for the past two seasons. Jim was nomi-
nated for lineman of the week three times last
year, and also received honorable mention for
the AP All-America team. This year Jim has
continued to play an explosive game and on
the basis of his performance against Michigan
was selected for the All-Ivy League team by
Allison Danzig of the New York Times. Jim
was nominated for the lineman of the week
again this year after the Columbia game. A
married man, Jim will be graduated this year
as a history major, but the Army has plans
for him, and he will receive his active commis-
sion as a lieutenant along with his diploma.
Four brothers from DELAWARE were mem-
bers of the 1951 Blue Hens. This season the
team posted a 5-3 record with wins over
P. M. C, West Chester State Teachers, Muhlen-
berg, Lafayette, and Lehigh. Losses were suf-
fered at the hands of Connecticut, Temple, and
Don Carmichael was starting offensive right
halfback. Don is 5'10", and weighs 173 lbs. He
is a 21 -year-old senior from Wilmington, and
played his high school football at P.S. duPont
where he received All-State recognition as a
halfback. Don started the 1951 season as de-
fensive safety man but because of his running
ability was soon shifted to the halfback slot of
the offensive platoon. He ran from this slot and
became the leading ground gainer on the squad
and was also the leading scorer of the team
with 5 touchdowns.
Bob Proctor, halfback
Bill Ulz, tackle
Dick Hampel, quarterback
Gene Huffman, halfback
Edward Segelbacher, guard
Dick Derstine, guard
Tom Daley is a S'lOM" junior from New-
burgh, N.Y. He is 20 years old and played his
high school football at Chaminade High in
Newburgh. Tom was offensive left halfback on
the second offensive unit.
Larry Dalton is a 6'1" junior from Media,
Pa. He is 20 years old and played high school
football for Swarthmore High where he was
recognized as an All-County halfback. At the
University of Delaware he was converted into
a defensive left end, and played that position
on the 1st defensive platoon last season and
this. Also this season, he became the punter
for the team, and posted a 38.6 yard punting
Bill Doppstadt is a 6'0", 195-pound sopho-
more from St. Albans, N.Y. He is 19 years old
and was all-New Jersey prep school guard at
Blair Academy. At the University of Delaware
he was converted to an offensive tackle on the
freshman squad last year and this year moved
into the right tackle slot on the starting offensive
At EMPORIA STATE, three Sig Eps saw
regular action: John Gaston, Don Halst, and
Robert Allison. The last named was elected
honorary captain of the defensive team.
Jack Pappas is FLORIDA'S tackle from
Tarpon Springs, where he sparked his high
school team as fullback and captained the
track team. This seasoned veteran of 6' 200
pounds was a standout in Coach Bob Wood-
ruff's defensive line in the 1950 season. Jack
played freshman football in his old fullback
position. He is fiery, quick, tough, and hard
At FLORIDA STATE, Bill Driver played
defensive right end. Hal Leddy was chief man-
ager of the team.
Carl Sandefur is KANSAS Gamma's only
varsity football representative this fall. Carl, a
6'3", 220-pound senior in physical education,
Carl Sammarco, tackle
Jack Moses, end
Andy Capone, center
Bob Page, tackle
Joe Varaitas, fullback
Leo Sugar, end
is this year putting the finishing touches on a
fine three-year career at Kansas University.
Playing almost every minute of the offensive
portion of a rugged ten-game schedule at his
left tackle position, Carl has consistently proven
himself a major factor in boosting Kansas into
an 8 won, 2 lost record against such opposi-
tion as Texas Christian, Oklahoma University,
and the University of Colorado. Besides his
football interests, Carl, a native of Lawrence,
has lettered two years as the number one pitcher
on K. U.'s varsity baseball team, and holds
high hopes of breaking into the major leagues
At Lawrence College, helping to bolster the
1951 championship Vikings was Sig Ep Bill
Nitsche. Bill has been a member of the Letter-
man's club since his sophomore year.
"Big Bill" (240 lbs.) played tackle on de-
fense and was named to the second all-confer-
ence team as a junior. Offensively he is a guard.
"Bill" is a veteran of the Marine Corps. He
served a year and a half aboard an aircraft
carrier as a mechanic. He serves as steward here
at the house. As hobbies he lists hunting and
fishing as his favorites. He plans to teach
biology next year and possibly serve as a coach.
Another varsity football player is Neal Mar-
shall. Neal has been an outstanding lineman
on Viking teams for the past three years. This
year was Neal's hardluck year. He received
a shoulder separation in mid-season which kept
him from participating in two games.
MISSOURI MINES claimed seven men on
the traveling squad for Sig Ep: Bob Proctor,
Bill Ulz, Dick Hampel, Gene Huffman, Bill
Roemerman, Don Matson, and Jerry Klobe. Of
these seven, five were on the first team. Bob
Proctor played left half until a knee injury
put him out for the rest of the season after
the fifth game. Bob is a senior in mechanical
engineering, and will graduate this January.
Johnny Williams, halfback
Ron Fazekas, tackle
Louis Paar, back
Alfred Uaub, guard
Clarence Hughes, tackle
Eddie Morgan, wingback
He hails from Ziegler, 111. Bob is also the only
man who has played twice in the Corn Bowl
at Bloomington, 111. He played first while at-
tending Southern Illinois University, and then
again last year while on the varsity of Missouri
Mines. Bob is also chapter president.
Bill Ulz played offensive and most of the
defensive left tackle this year until he was also
injured in the fifth game. Bill is a senior in
mining engineering and graduated in June. He
is from Gillespie, 111., where he was all confer-
ence in his high school days. Bill is chapter
Rich Hampel was the quarterback on the
varsity squad this year and also played line
backer on defense when needed. Rich is a
sophomore in ceramic engineering. He suffered
a back injury in the next to last game this year.
Rich's home is in St. Louis.
Gene Huffman, who was voted all-confer-
ence right halfback last year, continued to play
outstanding ball at that position again this year.
Gene is from RoUa, and is a senior in civil en-
Bill Roemerman didn't get to play until the
fourth game of the season due to an ankle in-
jury, but was the starting fullback from the
day his ankle healed. He is a St. Louis sopho-
more in civil engineering.
Don Matson, a senior in mining geology,
from St. Louis, has been on the traveling squad
for two years as a backfield utility man.
Jerry Klobe, of St. Genevieve, senior in chemi-
cal Engineering, has played defensive guard
since he transferred to this school a year ago.
At the University of OMAHA, three men
played on the varsity: Don Hopkins, a line-
backer, and John Jeter and Don Beatty as
PENN climaxed a rather poor season with a
victory over Cornell by 7-0. First among the
ball carriers was Sig Ep Joe Varaitas, who
Doug Atkins, end
Don Menasco, end
Floyd Harrawood, guard
Ken Bridges, end
Cliff Stansbury, guard
Ed Havel, guard
carried the ball 31 times for 151 yards. Joe,
205-pound fullback from Swoyersville, led all
Penn ground gainers this past year with 640
yards. His play each week has earned him the
plaudits of many opposing coaches and sports-
writers. Although only a sophomore, Joe has
performed with the same ability that last year's
fullback, Sig Ep Al Corbo showed. Those
around here at Penn feel that Joe is destined
to be an All-American either next year or his
At the first-string left end stands Jack Moses,
who has just finished his second year as a
regular end. This past year, Jack was the lead-
ing pass catcher and scored four touchdowns.
Two other sophomores are outstanding mem-
bers of this year's squad: Carl Sammarco at
offensive tackle and pledge Gerry Robinson at
tailback. After working in spring practice and
at the Hershey training camp, Carl was pro-
moted to a starting position, and just couldn't
be moved out, except for a brief interval be-
cause of an injury.
The two graduating seniors are Andy Capone
and Bob Page. Andy played a lot of ball as a
linebacker and Bob played quite a bit as a
defensive tackle. Bad knees kept both of them
out of several games.
At a defensive end position, is Norm Bou-
dreau. Norm, an ex-Marine, had tough luck in
the William and Mary game, suffering a dis-
located elbow. He was unable to play after
At RANDOLPH-MACON, Lawrence Shifflet,
star fullback and linebacker, was named on
the first-string all-Little Six Team for the
second consecutive year. Other varsity players
were Barnes and Carter.
Clarence Hughes, co-captain of the STET-
SON Hatters, defensive tackle, is also president
of his chapter. He closed his fourth year of
college football directing his team from the
bench with his arm in a cast from an injury.
Hughes hails from Daytona Beach where he
played two years with Mainland High School
before enrolling at Stetson. He is 23, six feet
three, and weighs 195. He has earned four
Ron Fazekas, of Buffalo, N.Y., is playing
his second year with the Stetson Hatter team.
He also is a defensive tackle and has seen lots
of action this year. He is 22, six feet one, and
weighs 196. He played two years at Kenmore
High School before transferring to Stetson.
Also from Buffalo is Lou Paar, a back who
has shown a lot of improvement during the
season. In September, he was a back on the
squad used by the varsity to demonstrate plays
of the opposing teams. In November he was
on the starting defensive eleven. He is a
sophomore, 21, five feet eight, and weighs 160.
Al Daub, of Rutherford, N.J. is a guard,
either on the offensive or the defensive team.
He had played with Rutherford High School
before coming to Stetson. He is 20, five feet
nine, and weighs 190.
Sig Ep is well-represented among the mighty
TENNESSEE Vols. Performing for the fresh-
man offensive is Stanley Lis, reserve offensive
halfback; Oaka Williams, reserve offensive
tackle, an excellent kick-off and extra point
man; Tony Syzmanski, offensive guard who was
recently elected "Joe College" for the year
1951; Ed Morgan, who runs wingback in Herky
Payne's second and fourth quarter backfields.
Ed is the fastest man on the team, and once
past the line of scrimmage, he is rarely stopped
short of the opponent's goal line. Finally, there
is mountainous Doug Atkins, who anchors the
right side of the Volunteer defensive line.
Doug has unlimited potentialities, as he de-
fends against passes or plays nm to his side
with equal vigor. He has been named on sev-
eral all-sectional teams. Doug also plays center
on the Vol basketball team.
At TULSA, Floyd Harrawood is 240 pounds
Bob Jennings, guard
Don Bliss, tackle
Dick Loring, quarterback
Jim Danter, guard
of brotherhood and football dynamite. "Tiny"
is the type of fraternity man that a Sig Ep rush
chairman dreams about. Floyd began his col-
lege football career at Tennessee but left the
Vols in 1948 to come to Tulsa University.
Tennessee's loss was Tulsa's gain as any of
Tulsa's opponents will verify. Floyd is big,
fast, and plays a very smart game.
WAKE FOREST'S contribution to the Sig
Ep football hall of fame this year is Kenneth
K. Bridges. He is chapter president and an
all-round campus great.
The first Wake Forest student to greet the
freshmen this year was Ken in the capacity of
chairman of the Freshman Orientation Com-
mittee. After he and his committee had finished
with the freshmen, the school year started,
punctuated every Saturday with a football
game. Sports fans saw Ken playing a great game
as defensive right end for the Demon Deacons.
Already sufficiently impressed with his ability
and importance, collegians filed into chapel
one morning to hear him chosen as one of
Wake Forest's candidates for the college Who's
Who and several weeks later hear him listed
as a member of Omicron Delta Kappa leader-
ship fraternity. They hear of him again when
he is picked to be one of Wake Forest's two
contestants for a Rhodes Scholarship.
At WESTMINSTER in Pennsylvania, Paul
"Doc" Campbell served as team co-captain,
while Bob Sistek, sophom.ore end, winding up
the season with a broken ankle, ranked 13th in
pass receiving among the nation's small colleges.
At WEST VIRGINIA, Jim Danter, guard
and co-captain, has earned three letters and
has played brilliant ball both on offense and
defense. He was named to the All-Southern
Conference third team for 1950. Graduating
Dick Loring has been quarterbacking for
three years and has earned three letters. Grad-
Tommy AUman, fullback, pledge of West
Virginia Beta, has just finished his first season
with the Mountaineers and proved himself as
one of the finest fullbacks on offense and one
of the toughest line backers in the Southern
Conference. Playing center on the freshman
squad in 1950, he was switched to fullback
when his great line plunging power was dis-
Both the Rose Bowl Game and the East-West
Game at San Francisco were afforded the serv-
ices of the Illini's great 175-piece hand. Sig Eps
will be interested in knowing that this, the
world's oldest, largest, and best known football
marching band, is directed by Mark H. Hind-
sleij, Indiana Beta, '25.
Drum major of the band is Illinois Alpha's
own historian Dick Rodgers, in his fourth year
with the band. Other Illinois Alphans: Gerald
Valier, cornet; and pledges Don Bornholdt, Bob
Runyon, and Dave Mann.
At Maine interfraternity sing, the tradition of the red suspenders was born. They took 2nd.
A Budding Tradition in New England
Sig Eps of Maine join their University of Massachusetts
brothers in cultivating the habit of the red suspenders.
By JOHN HEINTZ, University of Massaciinisetts
To Massachusetts Alpha
For quite some time, several of the fel-
lows have been carrying on a campaign to
adopt some sort of uniform dress to set us
apart as a group on campus. . . . Ever since
last year when a few of the boys saw your
. . . distinctive red suspenders, the trend
has been toward this sort of attire. Last
night, we voted unanimously to adopt the
red suspenders. . . .
AT THE football rallies in the fall, during
Greek Week in April, at the Sweetheart
Ball in May, at house parties throughout the
year and at Sig Ep weddings, tlie brothers of
Massachusetts Alpha, to be properly dressed,
attire themselves in white shirts and bright
fire engine red suspenders. At almost any event
in which the chapter participates as a group,
red suspenders are the order of the day. This
tradition, started three years ago, is the most
cherished tradition of the brothers and the most
controversial on our campus.
It all started with the interfraternity sing in
1949. The chapter at that time had no house
and was rehearsing for the sing in the Old Col-
lege Chapel. One night, one of the brothers
came to the rehearsal wearing a pair of bright
crimson galluses. Slowly the idea caught on and
some of the other brothers started to adorn
themselves with them. Soon the boys decided to
save them as a surprise for the sing and wear
them with tux pants and white shirts.
The night of the sing men of each fraternity
got up in turn, some wearing full tuxedos, others
something else; the brothers of almost every
house were dressed alike. When the audience
looked over to where Sig Ep was sitting all
they could see was a variety of sport jackets.
It looked as if this new house had no chance
in the competition since it obviously possessed
insufficient ingenuity to dress homogeneously.
At the signal of the leader, the brothers rose
in unison, took off their jackets and filed one
by one up to the stage with the suspenders
showing with white shirts and tux pants. The
second place prize won that night was attributed
as much to the red suspenders as to the pol-
ished rendition of "Donkey Serenade" and
"Lo, a Voice to Heaven Sounding."
The campus at first was amused by the
recurring crimson galluses. However, when Sig
Eps affected this attire to classes and almost
everywhere it created adverse comment and
criticism. Last year and this year the sus-
penders have been confined to football rallies,
interfraternity competition and Sig Ep functions.
Nevertheless, we have discovered that the
red suspenders aid our unity and spirit. They are
indicative to us of the house pulling together
to cheer, to accomphsh some task or for that
fraternal spirit which makes our chapter stick
Traffic Goof Helps Make Better Drivers
Temple's Ed Guenther aids safety campaign in role of masked Silly Willie who
breaks every traffic rule in order to teach Philadelphians how not to drive.
By DEAN D. YOUNG, Temple University
Temple's Ed Guenther.
BEING given the title of Silly Willie on the
face of it does not appear to be much of
an honor. Pennsylvania Mu's Edward Guenther,
hou'ever, performed a real service to the com-
munity in order to be awarded that title by the
Philadelphia Highway Traffic Board-WFIL
safety campaign committee.
Conceived in 1949, Silly Willie is a comic
character portraying the role of traffic goof.
Dressed in mask and costume, the character
breaks every rule of traffic sense— for a purpose.
He represents the ultimate in driver and
pedestrian stupidity, as illustrations of the con-
tinual need for traffic alertness.
The Philadelphia safety campaign extended
for one month beginning on November 15, and
the safety message was conveyed through radio,
television, car cards, bumper strips, banners,
and other devices. The Junior Chamber of
Commerce stenciled the safety slogan: "Be
Safe, Not Silly," on street-corners and subway
grates; and Ed Guenther as Silly Willie ap-
peared with his girl friend Daffy Dilly at
schools, clubs, neighborhood movies, military
installations, sports events, civic and social
functions. In addition, they toured the mid-city
district with a WFIL loudspeaker unit.
To portray such a character requires a great
deal of sharp driving know-how. When the
campaign was over Ed Guenther was com-
mended for a job well done.
Guenther, now a senior, came to Temple from
Merchantville, N.J. He was pledged Sig Ep in
the fall of 1950 and became active in January,
1951. During World War II he served two
years with the 11th Airborne Division in Japan.
He is a journalism major, a member of Sigma
Delta Chi, professional honorary journalism
society, and Scabbard and Blade. He is chapter
secretary and co-editor of The Mu Review.
i^ BIG MEN if
Modest Tom Warren is another Sig athlete.
Tom excels as a swimmer and is co-captain
of the Lawrence team. In his freshman year
Tom paced the Sig Eps in the interfraternity
meet with three firsts and was anchor man
on the winning relay team. Also in his freshman
year Tom set a new record of 3:45.4 in the
individual medley of the state indoor A.A.U.
meet. In his sophomore year Tom again paced
the champion Sig Eps in the interfraternity
meet with wins in all three events he entered.
He again anchored the relay team which set a
new interfraternity record of 1:49.6 for the
200-yard relay. In the summer of 1951 Tom
broke 2 records in the state A.A.U. outdoor
meet. He holds many college and pool records
and with one more year of college competition
left he is expected to cut still further time off
the records. — Ramon Steck
Ohio Kappa's BMOC this semester is Richard
Hoffman, senior from New York City, While
Dick has been here he has maintained at least
a B average and has been on the Dean's List
all through college. He recently was elected
president of Omicron Delta Kappa and is vice-
president of Book and Motor, scholastic honor-
ary. He is also a member of Kappa Delta Pi,
education honorary, and a founder of Phi Alpha
Theta, history honorary.
In dramatics Dick is tops, too. He is a
member of workshop players; a former historian
of Theta Alpha Phi, drama honorary. He has
taken part in such major productions as Family
Portrait, Born Yesterday, Uncle Tom's Cabin,
Romeo and Juliet, Double Door, The Male
Animal, Two Blind Mice, Othello, has had
leads in such productions as Joan of Lorraine,
Three Men on a Horse, Dangerous Corner,
Light Up The Sky, and Fire Sale.
Dick is a charter member of the chapter and
has been scholarship chairman. In intramural
activities he has played first string in football,
basketball, track, and baseball. He is also a
member of the fraternity debate team and
entertains at smokers.
Last summer Dick was publicity director of
Huron Playhouse which is Bowling Green State
University summer theater.
After graduation he plans to study for his
master's degree. —Roger Day
Tom Selden, Ohio Wesleyan senior, has
earned a reputation as the outstanding actor on
campus. Even before he came here, he won a
"Best Actor" award in his home town of Arling-
Tom has acted in five major college produc-
tions and served as stage manager for Miss
Frances Starr, a guest star in the University's
production of The Silver Cord. He has worked
as a professional actor in the original company
of Paul Green's Faith of Our Fathers, in Wash-
ington, D.C., and this past season worked in
two summer theaters in Virginia.
He is director of the Ohio Wesleyan Talent
Bureau and spends other off-stage time in
radio where he is program and production di-
rector of the campus radio station and director
of a weekly drama program.
Tom is a member of the Tower Players and
Lawrence's Tom Warren.
a former president of that group. He is a mem-
ber of Alpha Epsilon Rho, national radio
honorary; vice-president of Wesleyan Players;
and president of Theta Alpha Phi, national
His scholastic average is somewhat above 3
points and he is also a member of the national
educational honorary Kappa Delta Pi.
Tom hopes eventually for a long career in
the professional theater. —Arnold Torke
Robert Allan Pehrson, Massachusetts Alpha,
transferred to the University as a sophomore
from the Veteran's Branch at Fort Devens, and
is continuing his military career here. He re-
ceived the Reserve Officers Association Trophy
as the outstanding cadet in junior year military.
This year he has been appointed to Cadet
Colonel commanding the ROTC Regiment,
Armor. Bob's prior military service includes 18
months with the American occupation troops
Massachusetts' Bob Pehrson.
Ohio Wesleyan's Tom Selden.
"West Virginia's James F. Danter.
On campus, he has been chosen to Adelphia—
the senior men's honorary society for service to
the university and extracurricular activities. He
is also active in the Senate, the student govern-
ing body, holding the triple post of chairman
of the finance committee, chairman of the
election committee, and treasurer.
Bob won the Clifford B. Scott scholarship
award last year. He is chairman of the activities
committee, and serves as a sparkhng emcee at
our parties. —'George A. Nickless
Pennsylvania Mu's William R. Sarber was
selected from a group of over 1,500 men, repre-
senting 37 universities and colleges, as the most
outstanding cadet to attend the 5th Annual
Transportation Corps ROTC training camp at
Ft. Eustis, Va., this past summer.
Sarber, a senior at Temple University, cur-
rently pledgemaster of his chapter, pledged
Sig Ep in the fall of 1950 and became active
in January, 1951. He enrolled in the ROTC
courses in the fall of 1950. A veteran. Bill
served his 18-month enlistment throughout the
Italian peninsula with the occupation troops
from October, 1946 until March, 1948.
Bill received the award for outstanding
achievement while attending the required six
weeks encampment. Selection was based on
leadership qualities, examination scores, over-
all military abilities, and the votes of fellow
The presentation of the award was made by
Maj. Gen. Frank Heilman, Chief of Transpor-
tation, U. S. Army, at the formal parade which
concluded graduation exercises at the camp.
Bill's home town is Pennsauken, N.J. He
entered Temple in September, 1948, as an
accounting major. He is a member of the
honorary accounting society, the IFC, and is
vice-president of Scabbard and Blade. He made
the Dean's List last year with a B average.
Tennessee Alpha's Bronson Bayless, a senior
in chemical engineering, began his scholastic
and activities work on the Tennessee Engineer
as a freshman. During that year he maintained
a grade average high enough to warrant his
initiation into Phi Eta Sigma, freshman honor-
ary, and began his three years of hard work.
As a sophomore he became a member of Alpha
Chi Sigma. By his junior year his activities had
gained him membership in Omicron Delta
Kappa; his grades were high enough to warrant
his initiation into Tau Beta Pi. Last year he
served as assistant editor of the Tennessee En-
gineer and as secretary-treasurer of the A.C.E.
board, student group co-ordination activities of
the various engineering organizations. During
that year he was elected secretary of Alpha
Chi Sigma as well as president of Phi Eta
Bronson is comptroller of his chapter.
James F. Danter, 22, of Charleston, W.Va.,
is West Virginia Beta's contribution to the
BMOC column for 1951. "Jimbo," as he is
known to his friends, is active in all campus
affairs and is a representative of high caUber.
Among Jim's many accomplishments: senior
class president for 1951-52; co-captain of the
WVU Mountaineer football squad; ROTC As-
sociation officer; cadet officer in ROTC; past
president of physical education club; member
of Fi Batar Capper, mock men's honorary;
member of Mountain, ranking senior men's
honorary; Southern Conference third team,
Danter, who is married, is a physical educa-
tion major and besides all his activities main-
tains a 3.0 average and was recipient of the
Athletic Scholarship award for 1950, given to
the member of WVU athletic teams maintaining
the highest average scholastically.
Danter has been a member of the student
council for the three past years, being his
Sophomore class president, his junior class repre-
sentative, and now his senior class president.
Serving on many committees he has distin-
guished himself to his fellow students and is
one of the best known students on campus.
^ REPORTS ^
Individual achievement: James Pinkston,
Druids; Tommy McLaughlin, Delta Sigma Chi;
James Gamble, vice-president of Alpha Kappa
Xi; Clifton Turner, Beta Alpha Xi; Harry Causey
and Alfred Sahba, Scabbard and Blade; Gordon
Conner, Rho Alpha Tau, Philos, and Delta
Sigma Pi; Roland Jackson, Alfred Saliba, and
WiUiam Gregory, Alabama Quadrangle; and
WilUam Gregory, president of Delta Sigma Pi
and a member of the executive commerce coun-
Men of the chapter are divided in three
groups at our semesterly Scholarship Banquet.
The men having better than a 2.0 average from
the previous semester enjoy steaks; those with an
average between 1.5 and 2.0 sit down to ham;
while the men with averages below 1.5 are
reluctantly required to eat mush.
Last spring the over-all average of the Ala-
bama Sig Eps ranked in the upper half of the
26 fraternities on campus.
Our football team missed the league play-
offs by only one game.
Fall initiates: Gordon Conner, a commerce
major, Roanoke, Va.; Lewis Brooks, pre-law,
Elba; Lewis Chesser, Andalusia, pre-med.
New pledges: Michael Propst and Hugh
Recent events include a number of pledge-
swaps with different sororities; and coffee and
dessert hours for the Zeta Tau Alpha and Alpha
Delta Pi sororities. —Harry Gene Causey
Wayne A. Myers, rush chairman for 1951, was
elected Phi Beta Kappa. James J. Pappas be-
came an active member of Phi Sigma, national
honorary biology society, as did the under-
signed who also edits the premedical student
publication, The Probe.
The intramural football team, paced by West,
Gatchell, Yoder, and Miskovsky, entered the
playoffs for the campus championship.
Woody Herman and his orchestra came to the
campus on December 15 for a student dance,
and we planned a unique breakfast party in his
honor. — Emil F. Miskovsky, Jr.
Manpower: 30 actives.
Fortified with a new house, completely re-
modeled and redecorated, plenty of vigor and
new ideas, the men set out to stage a top-
notch Homecoming. Hard work by the Special
Events Committee headed by Bob Pirchner
brought us second-place honors.
Next, rushing took over the spotlight, and
at the end of the first rush period, Ohio Zeta
had its largest pledge class: 21 men. New
pledges: Frank Basile, Cosmo Conte, John
Corry, Chuck Daniels, John Dufault, Roger
Fohrmeyer, Lowell Franz, Gary Greenfield,
Sheldon Hopkins, Don Kneisley, John Kort, Dick
Hanson, Joe Mead, Dick Neuman, Paul Ressler,
Jim Root, Al Ruess, Bill Shankland, Dick Span-
enberg, Dave Walker, and Dave Williamson.
At the end of the final rush period for the fall
quarter, three more men were added: Jon
Best, Walt Dickhaut, and Dave Petrella. Co-
chairmen Dunlap and Frazier plus active chap-
ter members deserve much credit.
A formal house party featuring dancing, en-
tertainment, TV, and cards highspotted the
social calendar. The social committee is headed
by Stan Dunlap.
In tlie "A" league of touch football, Sig Ep
has won three, tied three, and lost one. In the
"B" league, Sig Ep took third place in a field
Chapter president Ron Platz is also Greek
Council president. As a freshman Ron won his
numerals in football, and as a sophomore re-
ceived his varsity letter in baseball. A physical
education major, with an eye to the future as
a coach, he came to the campus from New
Philadelphia. —William Giese
This chapter celebrated tlie first anniversary
of its installation on November 10 with a
Parents' Day. Approximately 70 parents and
Boston U Sig Ep house, 63 Bay State Road.
Halftime for Bowling Green Sig Eps in
football game in which they beat ATOs.
guests attended the Boston U. -Oregon football
game in the afternoon and the buflFet supper
and dance in the evening. Mrs. Harold C. Case,
wife of the University president, was among the
Initiated: Dean B. Sargent, candidate for var-
The rushing committee's program, chaired by
Harold Schofield, saw nineteen men installed
as pledges. A highhght of the rushing season
was a Christmas party with all the trimmings,
including caroling, mistletoe, and Santa Claus,
portrayed by Bill Nolan.
Hugh Dwelley directed our sponsorship of
the recent Interfraternity Conference Seminar
held at tlie University, the first of its kind ever
conducted by the fraternities.
—Dickson O. Scott
New pledges: Howard C. Mizer, Carmen
Pegnato, Daniel Baker, and Alan Jones.
Ohio Kappa won the all-campus charity drive
trophy this year. The school sets aside one
week for the collection of money to be given
to eight charitable organizations. The fraternity
doing the most for this drive is given a rotating
trophy. The winner is decided by percentage of
group contribution, posters, and skits given in a
variety show. Ohio Kappa had a 200 per cent
contribution, placed second in the poster con-
tests and fourth in the variety show.
Our football team wound up the season with
a 6-2 record. Dave Ledvina of Parma finished
second in the league for scoring. We ended in
second place in golf.
In bowling we are undefeated with a 36^0
record and have every trophy awarded within
our grasp. We have high game, high series,
high single game, Russ Gresien (242) and high
individual series and high individual average,
Dick Phinney ( 183). -Roger Day
Newly pledged: Alden W. Eaton, Michael A.
Goodrich, Frazer V. Hadley, Murdo J. Mac-
kenzie, John C. McCulloch, John G. Nordahl,
John F. Pooley, Robert Redick, Jerold J. Savory,
and Merrett R. Stierheim.
October 16 initiates: Joseph S. Boldry, '54;
Douglass L. Burnham, '54; Kenneth A. Stott,
'54; Robert J. Wallace, '54. November 18 in-
itiates: Roy J. Eisemann, '54; Luther M. Ertel,
'54; William iM. Gurges, '54.
Led by Paul Anderson, the intramural cross
country team finished fifth against 13 rivals.
Scholarship: Sixth place in 13.
— ZyGMUNT J. LiPINSKI
Three trophies have come to the Colorado
Sig Eps for Homecoming— float, house decora-
tions, and chariot race. But our most publicized
contribution to Homecoming was the large sign
we erected after a strong wind had torn our
house decorations to shreds. It read: "The wind
blew, the decorations flew, the hell with you."
In small print we added, "Happy Homecoming."
At present, we are undefeated in football and
Bill Allen, Bob Wilson, and Bill Brooks have
all played varsity football, and Russ Burwell
and K. C. Reeves have been on the Buff
Bombers (B) squad.
Our pledges gave their fall party recently
in the form of a French Apache dance. The
pledges also well nigh demolished ye old post
office (our house) during the fall sneak.
Dair Stewart is Varsity Nights technical di-
rector this fall. Several men have had good
spots on the campus paper. — Lloyd Dakden
Colorado A & 3§
The Colorado Gamma Sig Eps continued
to rank high scholastically among the Colorado
A&M fraternities when the 1951 spring quarter
averages were compiled. With an average of
2.43 (on the basis of 4.00, A; 3.00, B; 2.00, C;
1.00, D; etc.) we ranked fourth among the 14
fraternities on the campus and first among the
The homecoming theme at Colorado A&M
this year was "Aggies Always" and the Sig Eps
took second place in the class I fraternity divi-
sion house decorations with a large, colorful dis-
play using the theme "Aggies Always— United
In Freedom." With a massive, sky-blue back-
ground covering the front of the house the dis-
play centered about a huge world globe which
continually revolved. On one side of the globe
in the foreground of the display stood a replica
of a schoolhouse with signs depicting the
aspects of a well-balanced education which
led along the path to higher education, while
on the other side of the foreground a large
torch of freedom and education burned con-
tinually. On the backdrop were the Greek sym-
bols of all the social organizations on the A&M
campus including the independent student
groups and on the revolving base of the globe
were the theme words "Aggies Always— United
In Freedom." —Robert B. Melvin
Homecoming, October 27, with Joe Irwin
as decorations chairman, saw us take second
place in the float contest. Many alumni showed
up to enjoy the homecoming party and dance.
In the homecoming soap box derby, our
entry, driven by pledge Gene "Barney Old-
field" Olinger, whipped all competition. Our
speedsters on the cross-country team finished
out of the money.
To top off Homecoming, the Mines football
team, led by Sig Eps Bill Cooke, Ron Bethurum,
Bud Rebeck, Drex Lee, Tom Wyman, Max
Settlemyre, Ed Gauike, and Fred Cross, upset
the Colorado State team, 14-13, on the road
to the conference championship for Mines. The
absolute clincher was the victory over Colorado
College, 14-6, on November 17. Drex Lee
came into his own in this game, sparking the
team to a thrilling last-half rally with his pass-
ing and receiving.
Bethurum, Rebeck, Cooke, Wyman and Settle-
myre are all good bets for All-Conference honors
this year. Bethurum is a classy tailback, while
the others are the mainstays of the Mines line.
Looking good for the frosh team are pledges
Bill Campbell, George Duehurst, and Dick Ker-
The school rifle team, one of the best in the
Fifth Army area, has Sig Ep George Freeland,
and pledges Gene Olinger and Gene Riche.
Our intramural football team won nine and
lost one to take second place. Our rifle team
also just missed first-place.
On October 20, the pledges threw a Gay
Nineties party for the actives and their dates.
Clyde Newell is the 20th pledge of the fall
Bill Bradley and Carl Bochow are Blue Key.
Bill Cooke was pledged to Theta Tau, and Tom
Wyman to Sigma Gamma Epsilon. Andy Pat-
ten is the sports editor of the 1952 Prospector,
Gordon Wimpress, Oregon Beta, is assistant
to the President at Mines. He previously served
in an executive capacity at Whittier J.C. in
Whittier, Calif. —Chuck Trautmann
Fall pledges: Bob Cowie, Garden City; "Tec"
Abraham, Staten Island; Al Crawford, Garden
City; Cliff Holgren, Margate, N.J.; Irwin King,
Selkirk; Chuck Koester, St. Albans; Jim Liedell,
Brookside, N.J.; Jerry McDonald, Whitesboro;
Paul Romano, Pelham; Paul Schilling, Bayside;
and John Stull, Litchfield, Conn.
Ralph Zaganailoff is research director of the
Cornell Rocket Society. Bruce Campbell is cap-
tain of the swimming team. Thurl Merrit is a
member of the Floricultural honorary.
Vicks, Smitli, and Blackwood play with the
Big Red Band, Bernie Bates sings with the
Glee Club, and Bob Benzinger plays piano
accompaniment for the Glee Club. Jay Robin-
son and Bob Titus both sing with the Sage
Bill Bellamy is on the publications committee
for the Cornell IFC and Nick Steinthal is on the
Greek Week Committee.
There will be Sig Eps in all the boats the
Cornell Crew puts in the water this spring:
John Moyer with the varsity, Herb Brewer
with the 150 crew, and Pledges Paul Romano
and John Stull with the freshman crew. Norm
Thomas and Benn Walton are on the varsity
golf team, Jim Blackwood is on the pistol team.
Pledge Bob Cowie is on the fencing squad.
Pledge Jerry MacDonald is a candidate for
quarterback on the freshman football team, and
Nick Steinthal is a breakstroker for the swim-
Don Griffin is a member of Pi Tau Sigma,
Kappa Tau Chi, Tau Beta Phi, and Red Key.
Dave Blais, Glenn Knierim, Bob Spangler, and
Bruce Campbell are all members of Scabbard
and Blade, and Campbell was recently elected
to Sphinx. Bob Spangler is also a member of
the Electrical Engineer's Social, Delta Club,
along with Bob Pinkley. — iMark Perrier
Homecoming weekend took place October 12
and 13. Elliot Lawrence played one of the best
series of dances ever held at Davidson. After
the dance Saturday night, Joe Neisler enter-
tained the chapter at his cabin at Lake Mon-
Our Homecoming decorations, a giant steam
roller, came in second for the best decorated
Our next party will be held at the Selwyn
Hotel in Charlotte— December 8. Guests will
dress to portray different popular songs.
Charlie Oliver and Hal Davis were elected
to Le Cercle Frangais, national honorary French
fraternity. On October 29, Dr. A. V. Goldiere,
frater in facultate, was tapped for membership
in ODK. Elton Cahow, pre-med student from
Ft. Pierce, Fla., has been elected to Alpha
Epsilon Delta, honorary pre-med. Ralph Rob-
erts, secretary of the Davidson College Band,
was tapped for membership in Scabbard and
Blade. Morgan Bailey, chapter treasurer, has
been elected treasurer of Phi Mu Alpha and
Delaware's Bill Schockley.
president of the Davidson College Male Chorus.
Lee Seagle was recognized at graduation last
spring for his high scholastic rating. He was
given the Alumni Association Medal as the
freshman who has made the highest average.
— Alvin G. Cain
Manpower: 40 actives, 12 pledges. Four new
pledges have been added to the roU: James Win-
field, Wilmington; Jack McBride, Gary, Ind.;
and James and John Todd, identical twins from
Nottingham, Pa. Fall rushing began November
28. Delaware Alpha held three smokers and
two house parties for the rushees.
October 27, D.elaware Alpha was host to the
brothers from Muhlenberg in our third annual
get-together. A touch-football game was won
by Delaware Alpha by a 13-7 score, thereby
giving us the "Little Red Jug" as a house trophy
until the two chapters meet again next year.
The touch-football game was followed by a
dinner party in the chapter house. Next the
brotliers from both chapters journeyed to Wil-
mington Park to watch the football game be-
tween the University of Delaware and Muhlen-
The Interfraternity Ball was held at the Uni-
versity November 23 and 24. Vincent Lopez
was the featured orchestra. Brother Ralph Ges-
sell, president of the IFC, headed the receiving
line at the dance. Delaware Alpha was one of
the four host houses for the intermission parties
on Friday night, and many members from the
other fraternities visited us. On Saturday we
had a dinner party for the alumni and actives,
and also held an open house from 8 to 12, and
brothers from the other fraternities visited us.
Alumni who took in the week-end were Chick
DeFiore, Joe Miller, Joe Baldwin, Bib MiUer,
Les Riggs, Don Huston, and Peter Anderson.
Two brothers from Delaware Alpha have
enlisted in the United States Coast Guard: Tom
Baylis and Secretary Arthur Grier.
—Paul E. Kern, Jr.
November 11 initiates; Wayne Coykendall,
Jack Fowler, Jack Corell, and James Roth.
Fall pledges: Nick Ambrose, Walt Dawler,
Jack Garrison, Richard Helin, Warren JeflFrey,
Jerry LaVigne, Bob Maire, Don Modica, Bob
Naylor, Dick Payne, Tom Pitus, Harrison Race,
Blaine Robinson, Edgar Schaefer, Alan Shada,
Gerry Sparks, Fritz Holstein.
Dick Henke participated in varsity football.
Dann Starr was named outstanding business
student in the state and attended a convention
of the National Association of Manufacturers in
New York in December.
Officers: president, Bob Jones, vice-president,
Bob Grisenti, secretary, Edward Fay, comptrol-
ler, Edward Robinson. —Bob Urban a
Soon after actives and pledges finished paint-
ing the exterior of the house, work began on
the annual Homecoming house decoration. We
were rewarded when the Sig Eps were presented
the first-place trophy at the Drake Homecoming
The annual Christmas party was held Decem-
ber 1 at the house, with Santa Claus (Jim Mil-
ler) dehvering personal invitations, with Santa's
sleigh on the roof of the house, and with the
grounds lit up like a Christmas tree.
Missouri Delta's social program has included
a Frontier Days party, complete with calf-
roping, at the chapter house. On November 3
the chapter celebrated the fiftieth anniversary
of Sigma Phi Epsilon with a formal dance at
the Anchor Club.
Recently initiated: Arno Guenther, Brookline;
and Bom Malone, Sedalia.
The football team placed fourth in the inter-
fraternity competition. Basketball games started
in late December.
Pledge class activities include a monthly
dinner and redecoration of the recreation room.
Pledge class officers: Bill Dunlap, president;
Joe Kirby, vice-president; and Leroy Sumners,
secretary and treasurer.
The Mothers' Club of Missouri Delta held
its organization meeting at the house Novem-
ber 20. The group staged a Christmas dinner
The chapter held its annual open house from
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 9.
Actives, pledges, and the Mothers' Club en-
tertained the children of the Burge Hospital
poho unit with a Christmas party on the eve-
ning of December 10. Gifts, individual Christ-
mas trees, cake, and ice cream were provided
by the chapter and mothers. Bill Haymes di-
rected short skits and a program of holiday
music for the children. — Al Summers
Manpower: When the year opened we had
a membership of 23 actives and three excellent
pledges, John Littlepage, Doug Douglas, and
Frank Green. At the next formal rushing period
we expect to pledge 25 additional men.
The chapter has been awarded the Interfra-
temity Council Scholarship Trophy for having
shown the greatest improvement in its scho-
lastic average the previous semester. Our aver-
age increased .202 points per man last semester,
and we jumped from fifteenth to fifth in scho-
lastic standing among Duke fraternities!
Athletic chairman George Delbos has our
intramural teams among the most active on
campus and ranking near the top in each sport,
football, volley ball, etc.
Frank Brranco, our social chairman, staged
a fine fall cabin party. Each week we have
open house and these are always well attended.
Another Sig Ep innovation this year will be a
Christmas party given for the underprivileged
children of the local community center.
Our homecoming display ranked tliird among
25. Congratulations to Ed Joyner and Ted
Clifton for the engineering and art work. Ed
is also an active tennis enthusiast. He won the
fraternity tennis tournament and received a
handsome trophy. —Eugene Bondurant
Manpower: 19 pledges— Don Glage, Charles
Turney, Gene Thomas, Joe Thomas, Larry Robb,
Jerry O'Donnell, Gerald LiUian, John Noonan,
Peter Catanese, Ed McCardle, John Zumalt, Ad
Denning, Bob Black, Darrell Deines, Gene
Pingle, John Gaston, Jack Price, Roger Sargent,
Recent social events include a Halloween
party at the house and the pledge semi-formal
On November 15 every man in the chapter
gave a pint of blood to the Red Cross.
Emporia State fraternities and sororities this
year spent nothing for Homecoming. Instead
they gave money they would have spent for
decorations for flood relief. —Philip L. Reed
Jimmy Gibbons, a member of our "Fighting
Gator Band," has become a member of Kappa
Kappa Psi, honorary band fraternity, and is a
pledge in Alpha Kappa Psi, honorary business.
Henry Kittleson is treasurer of Florida Blue
Key. Bill Moredock is advertising manager of
the Florida Alligator, campus newspaper. Clyde
Smith and Roland Hitt were commissioned sec-
ond heutenants in the Infantry and Air Force,
respectively, through advanced R.O.T.C. Other
brothers in advanced R.O.T.C. this semester:
Fred Droege and Carl Bell.
Initiated November 14: L. Lamar Peterman,
Orlando, major in civil engineering.
The chapter sponsored a member of the
queen's court at Homecoming and also won
the trophy for the best fraternity Homecoming
The basketball team posted a 5 and 1 record
for the season and will play in the final cham-
Dallas Lloyd was elected chapter president
following the resignation of Charles Dills, who
had served in that office for 18 months. Other
officers recently elected are Herb Nasrallah,
comptroller; John Lutz, historian; Jim Dalafave,
secretary; Dave Hainlin, guard; Bill Reiter, IFC
Dick Fuquay returned to school after study-
ing for a semester in Paris, France.
Recent initiates: Jim Evans, Niceville; Herb
Nasrallah, Jacksonville; Doug McMillen, Jr., Leo
Crutchfield, Tallahassee; E. H. Battley, Port
Huron, Mich.; John Buckley, Marianna; Jim
Dalafave, Caryville; John Lutz, Bonifay; Jack
Gardner, Okeechobee; John VanDeusen, W.
Palm Beach; Dave Stinson, Calumet City, 111.
Mrs. Robert B. Kemp, formerly of Miami,
is now our housemother.
Tom Bowen, charter member of the chapter,
has been chosen vice-president of the campus
chapter of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity.
The chapter voted 100 per cent to give blood
in the current drive. —John Lutz
Manpower: 27 actives. We lost 18 brothers
via graduation last June and 7 to the Armed
Forces during the summer.
Oin- campus has less than 1,400 students, but
is represented by nine national fraternities. So
rushing was definitely big business this year
and demanded more time and energy than ever
before. Under the able leadership of rush chair-
man Ken Williams we pledged 16 men: Al
Huff, Amity ville, N.Y., Paul Flores, Holly Hill;
George O'Neil, Scituate, Mass.; Chick Walker,
Manhasset, N.Y.; Danny Caprio, Newark, N.J.;
John Mancini, Fair Lawn, N.J.; Bill Stapleton,
Cleveland, Ohio; Victor Abbott, Freeport, N.Y.;
John WiUiams, South Bend, Ind.; Joe Tonole,
Dumont, N.J.; Don Hill, Springfield, Mass.;
Don Sutte, River Forest, 111.; Kinch Campbell,
Milford, 111.; Nick Pellegrino, Miami; Jack San-
zari, East Paterson, N.J.; and Frank Szabo,
Pellegrino and Sanzari are first-string mem-
bers of the varsity basketball squad. Paul
Flores is an active participant in college dra-
matics, recently in the cast of Harvey. Don
Hill recently entered college after leaving the
musical field where he played with many of
the leading dance bands in the country.
Manpower: Actives 34; pledges 17. We lost
two brothers to the armed forces this fall: Herb
Mcintosh is in the Navy and Keecher Powell
is in the Marines.
Georgia Alpha began the football season by
defeating Sigma Nu 27-0. We finished our
season last year in second place. Our volleyball
team, like the football team, has played only
One of the highlights of the rush season
was a Sunday afternoon at alumni brother
Elwyn Tomhnson's lodge. Dancing, boating,
swimming, and games were a few of the ac-
tivities. Early in the evening a delicious buffet
dinner was served. This outing, plus a few
house dances, a hayride, costume parties, and
smokers, made it a successful, enjoyable rush
The house has had a few changes made. In
our back yard is a new patio. Upon walking
into the basement you might, at first, think that
you were on a ship, but after looking things
over you discover that it is an unusual party
room. Port holes provide for air from the out-
Indiana fellows put on a work week that
may not impress the public but gives them
fireplace wood. Actives and pledges both.
side. Behind one wall are two goldfish bowls
which are exposed to the room by port holes.
Running lights of red, green, and blue along
with indirect color lighting give off a soft
glow. Fish netting and nautical objects such
as speaking tubes, ship screws, wheels, and a
compass box finish the effect. Harold Baldwin
did most of the work. —George Purcell
Initiated this semester: Buszkiewicz, Buckley,
Campbell, Delaney, Ehart, Gray, Montgomery,
Neugebauer, Rayfield, Rodgers.
Pledged this semester: Chris Andros, Dick
Bandringa, Mike Bitsas, Vick Brunzie, John
Kunka, Dan McLaughlin, Wally Marshall, Bob
Martin, Jim Murray, Dick Squires, Bob Colvert,
Frank Puckett, Bill Easson. The pledge banquet
was held November 21.
An outstanding social event was the fourth
Annual Open Roast given by this chapter, open
to the school and friends of Sig Eps. The Open
Roast committee under the leadership of Len
Murphy saw to the planning of this event, which
had about 250 people in attendance. The social
committee under Ted Rigas has staged our
first Queen of Hearts Ball to be held at the
Conrad Hilton Hotel. The actives and pledges
are bringing in pictures of their sweetheart in
order to facilitate the selection of a Queen.
The Integral Ball given by the school at the
Hotel Sherman will be attended in force by
the chapter. Sig Ep dates will be identified
by a rose and violet corsage in the shape of
Dick Wardell, our president, will head the
directory committee for editing the Illinois In-
stitute of Technology Directory. Bruno Busz-
kiewicz has been elected vice-president of the
local chapter of the A.S.M.E. Bert Neighbour
has been elected secretary of I.F.C.
Jim Springer is editing a chapter newspaper
which should be in the mail soon, and which is
intended to maintain the interest of the alumni.
Lon Williams was elected corresponding sec-
retary to replace Ned Blood who left school.
The fall pledge class held a dance, the
"Boatman's Brawl," November 17. The front
of the house was decorated to resemble the
deck of a ship, and the rooms inside were ar-
ranged to look like a ship's lounge. Actives and
pledges completed the sea-going scenery with
salty costumes of all descriptions.
The next day, Sunday, pledges bowed to the
actives in a touch football game played on
snowy Dunn Meadow, in below freezing
weather. Score: 7-0. —Howard Larson
Manpower: 20 actives, 29 pledges. Transfers:
Jim Gordon and Dan Asby.
New officers: president. Gale Hansen; vice-
president. Barrel Croat; comptroller. Bill Fos-
ter; secretary, Gar Hauck; historian, Don Asby;
delegate at large, Jim Gordon; senior marshal,
Don Clay; junior marshal, Wally Ingram;
guide. Bob McCarty; chaplain, Ron Rodgers.
The new pledge class is the largest on cam-
Our winter formal, having the theme "Man-
hattan at Midnight," was held December 14.
It was planned by Social Chairman Rod Miller.
Other parties have included a series of ex-
changes with sororities.
Sig Eps and Delta Gammas pooled their
ability to construct a float for Homecoming
which was judged the best "dual entry" float.
Darrel Croat received the University's award
for designing the Homecoming "Corn Monu-
ment." Chapter president Gale Hansen and
Pledge Wally Adamson have been selected as
distinguished military students. Dick Laban
was named to the all-America swimming team.
House improvements: The second and tliird
floor bedrooms have been entirely repainted and
refurnished with new beds and chiffoniers. New
cabinets have been installed in tlie kitchen to
lighten the work of Amanda, our cook. In addi-
tion, the Mothers' Club has given us curtains.
The house is completely occupied and the meal
plan, under the direction of Bill Trumbull, is
Formal rushing ended November 11 and we
emerged with a pledge class of 14: William
Bishop, Robert Corney, Otis "Dutch" Devilbiss,
Roland Eppley, Dick Holland, Ed Kennedy,
Frank Musial, John Rodowski, "Rip" Roebling,
Henry Schoeder, Robert Waterman, Hal Gul-
len, James Denny, and Lou Pederson. Jim Aqua-
vella, rush chairman, hopes to swell our pledge
group to 20.
Recently the chapter's Scott Key award went
to Dan Peckham, who entered the United
States Naval Academy last July. The chapter
now has two brothers at the Academy since
Ken Tracy also received an appointment there
Jerry Williamson co-captained the soccer
team this year and "Mush" Wotell ran for the
cross country squad. Bob Erlandson returns to
the fencing team again this winter and Charhe
Gerwig will be back on the rifle team.
Bill Trumbull returned to the student Council
Chapter officers: Lee Parks, president; Chip
Williamson, vice-president; comptroller, George
Stershic; secretary, Al MiUer; historian, Law-
Kentucky's Bob Griffith.
rence Walz; chaplain, Don Creath; senior mar-
shal, Jim Acquavella; junior marshal, Bill Zerr;
and guard, Chuck Lewis.— Lawrence Walz
Dale Dodge, of Mission, chapter secretary
and IFC representative, is cheerleader.
Clarence Chambers is Kansas University's
Phil Peterson served as a delegate of Pi Tau
Sigma, national honorary mechanical engineer-
ing fraternity, at its national convention at
Art DalzeU, sophomore, is number three man
on Kansas' national championship aspiring cross-
country and two mile team with a respectable
9:25.5. He accompanied the team on Novem-
ber 26 to national championship competition at
East Lansing, Mich.
Hugh Satterwhite has served as an able as-
sistant to track coach Bill Easton in his capacity
of student manager. He is also Cadet captain
in charge of Infantry Company C. in the ROTC.
—Doug Fenity, Jr.
Homecoming the first weekend of November
was enjoyed by the alumni. The weekend was
planned by Jack Taylor, Alumni Relations
chairman and Monthly Alumni Newsnotes edi-
tor. A party and dinner were held. Our "Sig
Ep T-V" homecoming decoration won first
place. The whole chapter worked on the decora-
tions but success can be in great part attributed
to Ralph Shell, our southerner with Yankee
ingenuity. The winning band formation was
Lawrence's Mark Else leads 40-man all-Sig Ep choir in Christmas serenade. Featuring
Jack Zwei as soloist, the choir sang carols for old peoples' homes during holidays.
submitted for us by Henry Moody, and it was
a banner day when our Greek letters were
flashed in the card section denoting that we
had won the band formation contest— a clean
sweep of home coming!
A cheer contest sponsored by the campus pep
organization was won easily by a large turnout
of Sig Eps and an original cheer led by Scotty
Griffith and Bill Rice.
The Annual campus Sadie Hawkins Day
Dance turned into a Sig-Ep afi^air with Bill
Green winning the cup for the best Lil Abner,
and Bill Rice proving himself to be the best
The new pledge class has held teas for the
pledge classes of the sororities.
With special help from Ronny Fuydal,
Athletic Chairman Dick Dorsey, and Jim Har-
mon, we ended up with a football percentage of
500. In volleyball Sig Ep is pressing for the
lead with a won 4 and lost 1 record. In the
annual turkey run, which is a cross country
event, we gained second place.
House parties, outstanding of which was an
Apache Party, have been numerous and suc-
cessful this fall.
New initiates: Howard George Brewer, Jr.,
Rockville Centre, N.Y.; Donald Wayne Ryles,
Lexington; Charles Edward Shinnik, Evanston,
111.; WilHam Robert Watson, Wallins; Bryce
Dale Franklin, Somerset; Robert Allen Murray,
Lexington. Jack Jones Early, Corbin, graduate
student and a State Representative, was recently
initiated as an honorary member.
Kentucky Alpha has affiliated three transfer
students from Kentucky Beta: James Robert
Bruner, Harlan; Don Allen Clayton and Robert
Clarence Denzinger, of Louisville.
— ^Larry Myers
Wisconsin' Alpha has become strongest on
campus with the pledging of 24 freshmen. It is
the largest pledge class on campus and has
shown through participation in all school activi-
ties that it is the best.
Sig Ep has 75 actives and pledges, the largest
group ever to represent tlie fraternity on this
campus. Members can be found active in stu-
dent government, choir, athletics, and any
other activity where outstanding men are
Our chief candidate for Phi Beta Kappa is
Jim Sampter, who has maintained a grade aver-
age of well over a two point.
Chapter president John Hollingsworth, an
English major, writes poetry in his spare time.
Industrial relations is his minor.
Dick Oleson, a junior, is on the basketball
team and is a member of the student executive
Of the 10 Sig Eps who sing in the Lawrence
choir. Jack Zwei is perhaps the most outstanding.
He has been a member of the concert choir
since his freshman year and was chosen as
baritone soloist as a sophomore and this year
will again fill this capacity. He is a student in
the conservatory of music and is a voice major.
In his sjjare time he sings at weddings, parties,
and general get-togethers. Jack enjoys hunting
and fishing in his spare time.
As a high school student Jack was selected
as the outstanding baritone of Wisconsin for two
consecutive years. He is a member of Phi Mu
Alpha Sinfonia, a professional music fraternity,
in which chapter he holds the office of presi-
dent. —Ramon Steck
Fall pledges: Caspar Kaffke, Silver Spring,
Md.; William Johnson, Lancaster; Robert Moyer,
Bethlehem; and T. Graham Ralph, Danielson,
October initiates: John Bailey, White Plains,
N.Y.; Richard Barrie, Rye, N.Y.; Andrew
Knecht, Yonkers, N.Y.; James Murray, Fairfield,
Conn.; and Alexander Turpin, Stewart Manor,
No rushing of freshmen can take place until
the spring semester. To compensate for this, the
brothers have been busy making contacts with
the freshmen, to get them lined up for the
three weeks of extended rushing, which will
take place in February.
Sometime this winter the pledges are going to
paint the council room in the Bethlehem City
Hall for the city. This project is being under-
taken to show the people of Bethlehem that
fraternity men are willing and ready to benefit
Bethlehem instead of harming her.
Homecoming witnessed the arrival of alumni
who were able to celebrate our football victory
over Lafayette. The chapter won first place in
the Interfraternity Display Contest. The display
victory was the result of the efforts of Bob Slaw,
who directed the making and erection of the
display. The prize for the winning display con-
sists of a two-foot high traveling cup.
—Richard A. Doan
Brothers of other chapters from Fort Knox
have been present at several parties. They have
helped us in rushing by illustrating the national
nature of the Fraternity. Brothers from Kentucky
Alpha have visited us frequently and we have
been down to Lexington on football weekends.
Bob Wolfe, vice-president, was tapped by
ODK and was also elected vice-president of
Sigma Tau honorary engineering fraternity.
Frank Gitscher, '50, our facility adviser, has
been appointed backfield coach of varsity foot-
Dave Craft was elected to the University stu-
dent council and to the Dental School student
District Governor Dick Panther addressed
a joint active-alumni Founders' Day meeting the
first week of November.
The basement of the house has been repainted
and converted to a game room. The pledge
class is re-doing the chapter room and study
room. Plans have been made for a library.
Maine Alpha initiated its 100th brother No-
vember 18. Oakley Porter, number 100, is a
married sophomore veteran with two handsome
future Sig Ep boys, all living in Orono. 15 other
nev/ initiates included: Kenneth Barnard, Carl
Bridges, Roger Chick, Ralph Clark, George
Earle, Chester Harris, Leonard McGinnis, Ralph
Martin, James Mendros, Edwin Pert, Edward
Plossay, Robert Stender, Earle Tarr, Glendon
Winton, and Robert Willett.
Previous to their initiation, as part of their
Greek week activities, the entire pledge class
worked at least one afternoon apiece on an
interfraternity constructive work program. Presi-
dent Art Hathaway, originator of the much
publicized Sig Ep work program last spring,
was the IFC chairman in charge of operations
when 13 of the 17 campus fraternities joined
hands in cleaning and painting the Old Town
city building. The over-all program was similar
to the work done by our eight pledges last spring
on the Orono Town Hall.
Howard Low, formerly of Michigan Alpha,
was affiliated on November 18.
A steak banquet was held at the Pilot's Grill,
Bangor, for the new brothers Tuesday evening
before Thanksgiving. Johnny Maturo, Michigan
Alpha '50, football line coach at Maine, was
the chief speaker.
Thanks to the highest pledge class point aver-
age on campus, Maine Alpha placed second
out of 17 fraternities in scholarship for the
last spring semester with a 2.49, which was well
above the all-men's average.
The annual Homecoming "Mountaineer's
Ramble" was held for the second year at the
Stillwater Firehouse with an excellent showing
of returned alumni. It was staged by Social
chairman Ken Wiley with entertainment by the
whole pledge class featuring Ron Schutt and
Bub Pert who are becoming an indispensable
comedy twosome. Jimmy Hawes' trio supplied
the music and Major and Mrs. Hugh Wendle,
Delaware Alpha, were among the chaperons.
The fall houseparty formal was held, Novem-
ber 30 at the Penobscot Valley Country Club
with an informal dance the following night in
the chapter room.
Famed AP correspondent, Hal Boyle, while
at the University as a newspaper conclave
speaker, took time off to come over and meet us.
We unveiled our new red suspenders at the
pre-game Homecoming rally. We owe great
thanks to Massachusetts Alpha for the idea
and aid in obtaining them. The general reaction
on campus has been very good, as they repre-
sent good spirit.
Three brothers have recently been initiated
into respective honorary societies: Ronald
Schutt, Tau Beta Pi; Laurence Cable, Sigma
Mu Sigma; and Jack Kelly, Xi Sigma Pi.
— Dvi'iGHT R. Holmes
In the last year, graduation and the armed
services have taken 42 per cent of the active
group. How^ever, 22 men were pledged this
semester, one of the largest pledge groups.
Three of the four offices in the freshman class
are held by Sig Ep pledges: president, Daun
Pace, Huntington; vice-president, Paul Jones,
Dunbar; secretary, Bruce Thabit, Huntington.
The Sig Ep football team ended a successful
year under the helm of coach Bill Griffith, win-
ning three out of four games. The soccer team
An informal dance was held October 20 at the
Shawkey Student Union. Gene Linsey and
orchestra furnished the music.
Pledgemaster Doug Bradshaw has initiated
study periods for the pledge class. Each period
lasts for two hours and these periods are at-
tended three times a week.
Homecoming on November 17 saw Marshall
lose to a Dayton team 34-13.
Omicron Delta Kappa pledged 10 men
during Homecoming festivities. Among these
only two were Greeks and both were Sig Eps:
John Cornell, junior, Clarkesburg; and CliJBFord
Mickel, senior, Charleston. —Ernie Soter
Ohio Eta won the scholarship improvement
trophy having the greatest improvement of any
fraternity on campus.
New initiates: Jim McCausland (outstanding
pledge), Walt Kania, Dick Brown, Bob Rice,
Paul Light, Wayne Harris, Dan Burgess, Ken
KoUer, Carl Fletcher, Kim Graf, Tom Lameier,
Reese Sutton, Bob Hofius, and Jack Strietel-
Gaylord Bennett is president of the YMCA.
Recently pledged: Bob Nicholls, Ernie
Noetzel, Bud Burge, Bob Davenport, Terry
Swisher, Don Fleming, Bob Hamm, Bill Kifi^-
meyer, Bob Jacob, and Richie Skelton.
John Young is president of Delta Sigma Pi,
men's business fraternity. Dave Gordon is presi-
dent of the industrial management club.
—William P. Watts
Michigan Alpha is still on top. Socially our
parties are the best on campus. Athletically we
are pointing for our fourth straight all-year
campus championship. In activities our men are
leaders. And to top it off our alumni are ener-
getic and cooperative.
Michigan's Ken Babcock.
Football weekends with preparties, dances,
and Gleaners parties have been sparked by social
chairman Lome Norton. Visiting alumni, their
wives, and friends will long remember these
gala affairs. Meanwhile actives and dates are
eagerly awaiting the already planned costume
party, Halloween party. Homecoming dance,
pledge formal, and Christmas formal.
Michigan track star Joe LaRue is at the helm
this year in charge of house athletics. Paddy
Haas, appointed captain of football, has piloted
his unscored-upon-wonders to a perfect 3-0
record so far this season. Members of the team
are Dave Space, Jack Main, Curt Murton, Ross
Phalzgraff, Chick Gast, Dick Martin, Joe La-
Rue, Joe Hipfel, Lome Norton, Bob Ohlheiser,
Ken Babcock, and Ole Haroldson.
Assistant to the Grand Secretary Carl Peter-
sen, and Field Secretary Bob Bonnell visited the
chapter for tlie formal initiation of Joe Hipfel,
Frank Spicciati, and John Vennerholm.
Rush chairman Chick Gast has conducted
fall rushing successfully. New pledges are Neill
Bowman, William Gary, Ed Conlin, Jack Conlin,
Herb Hood, Jim Hubbell, Bumpy Jones, Dick
Lowery, Don MacGregor, Don Mason, Herman
Snyder, and Pete Thomassen. Total chapter
strength stands at 76.
Ron Stachowiak, chairman for Homecoming
display, has also been appointed chapter chap-
Ken Babcock, pre-med student, is chairman of
the campus action committee. Ole Haroldson
is a member of student legislature. Harry Hill-
man is a senior member of the engine honor
council. Leo Wasserberger was elected president
of the freshman class in dental school.
This summer alumni sponsored an extensive
reconditioning of the house. From the outside.
improvements include a new coat of paint and
a glass-encased porch, 15 x 40 feet. On the
inside, tile floors were laid in the living room,
hall, and dining room. A new oil heating plant
for the entire house was installed.
Manpower: 15 actives. Results of a rush week
soon to be held will be reported in the next
Jim Trunk is president of the Educational
Board; Art Olson, president of the Elementary
Education Men's Club; Bob Johnson, secretary
of Sigma Delta Chi and member of the Board
of Publications; Roger Carlson, president of
Beta Gamma Sigma; Len Nadasdy, president
of the Republican club; Dick Jacobson, mem-
ber of Grey Friars.
Dennis Brown, formerly of the Denver chap-
ter has transferred to Minnesota.
We have started serving meals in our recently
acquired house, obtained a housemother, and
pledged a class of 40 men.
The meals were started on October 1, immedi-
ately following the acquisition of our kitchen
equipment. We have a cook and a houseboy
to help with the serving, and we are feeding
approximately 50 men two meals a day. Our
kitchen is managed by WilHam J. BuBard of
Our housemother is Mrs. E. E. Wilkins. Her
services were obtained through Charles H.
Johnson and several of our alumni.
Our 40 new pledges are being trained by
Walter A. Bishop of Roanoke, Va.
In the intramural program, we have advanced
to the finals in the golf division. We have won
two and lost two games in volleyball. Our
sports program is headed by Joe E. Beckham
of Swiftown, Miss.
In a special election held recently, William
D. Neal, Jr., CarroUton, was elected president;
William J. DuBard, McCarley, comptroller;
and William W. Sykes, Jackson, secretary. Other
officers: A. Carl Long, Jr., vice-president;
Henry C. Waterer, Jr., historian.
Alumni and actives of the Memphis State
chapter entertained Mississippi Beta with a party
following the football game between the two
Mississippi Alpha men were guests of honor
at a stag party given November 30, on the eve
of the annual Mississippi State-Ole Miss foot-
ball game. Our social functions are directed
by Ike W. Savelle of Columbus, Miss.
Recently initiated: Bobby P. West, Hamilton,
Miss. Bobby was voted outstanding pledge on
the basis of points awarded and was accord-
ingly given a jeweled pin by the chapter. He is
an excellent musician and entertainer.
—Henry C. Waterer, Jr.
After winning the pledge-active football game
by a score of 13-0, our pledges turned their
attention to the fall formal. They did all the
planning and work. Theme of the dance was
the "Sig Ep Park"; it was held at the house
November 3. Brother Don Fry and his band
provided the music.
Homecoming was held on October 27 with
the Tigers winning over Nebraska. Ernie Dun-
ning was in charge of decorations and we took
second place in the float.
New initiates: Robert McMillen and Carl
Schweitzer, Windsor; Dean Douglas, Lakeland,
Fla.; Richard Halferty, Poplar BluflF; Robert
Gneiser, York, Pa.; Harold Aldridge, St. Louis;
Robert Locarni, Carthage; and Bob Duckworth,
New pledges: Jerry Livingston, Gene Korpal,
and Richard Chasteen, Vandalia; Jack Steven-
son, Beloit, Wis.; Eddie Eckles, Marshall; Greg
Oliver and Jerry Wheeler.— Juan R. Martin
Fall initiates: Donald Bogue, metallurgy,
Normandy; Gene Trytko, electrical engineering.
South Bend, Ind.; Don Bailey, mining. West
Franklin, N.H.; John Priest, civil engineering,
Hannibal; Lloyd Mason, chemical engineering,
Hannibal; Tony Bruskas, mining geology, JoUet,
111.; Bob Custer, chemical engineering, Kansas
The zenith of the new season's social whirl
was reached November 19 in the formal dinner
dance at the Brookside Country Club. A cock-
tail party in the colorful Green Room of the
club preceded the dance which was attended by
most of the actives and many fun-seeking
alumni. The chapter's barbershop quartet, which
had just copped the coveted Interfraternity Song
President John Delissio presented a sweetheart
pin to Daisey Moyer, our beloved housemother
for 30 years. A house party closed the weekend.
John Bankowsky and Bob Richardson, social
co-chairmen, have planned a Senior Ball to be
held December 14.
Our football team won the intramural foot-
ball race and will play for the Interfraternity
Trophy in December.
Rush Chairman, Bob Richardson guided
our rushing efforts to a result of a pledge class
of 13 upper-class men. Dr. Byron D. Wilkins,
New Mexico's Jack Bolander holds cake his girl
baked for his birthday. From left: Dillman,
Parsons, the lucky man himself, Bergin, Lamb.
prominent surgeon, spoke on the benefits of fra-
ternal life at our stag buffet supper.
Following in the footsteps of our Maine
chapter our hell week has been supplanted by a
work week in which some step of civic improve-
ment is planned.
We were awarded the coveted scholastic
trophy for having the highest scholastic average
Bob Richardson earned the lead role in the
Mask & Dagger production of Romeo and
Juliet. Varsity letters were won by Ed Martin
and Dick Derstine for soccer and football,
respectively. Pete Mourad, John Faust, and Ev
Thierfelder were chosen for the college Who's
Initiated November 20: Pete Mourad, Gino
Ancora, and Frank Marucci.
Manpower: Nine men have been pledged:
Wayne A, Davidson, Clovis; James Lamb, Ft.
Wayne, Ind.; James McFarlan, Tucson, Ariz.;
L. D. Chisholm, Baton Rouge, La.; Jack Mc-
Clelland, St. Joseph, Mo., William Kunkell,
Albuquerque; Everett Dillman, Panama Canal
Zone: David Jackson, Gallup; and Billy J.
New officers: Darrell U. Davidson, Osage.
Iowa, president; Jack C. Bolander, Duncan,
Okla., vice-president; John J. Ermatinger, Chi-
cago, 111., secretary; James S. Bergin, Albuquer-
que, comptroller; and James Houghten, Albu-
querque, house manager.
Jack Bolander is editor of the NROTC unit's
newspaper, the Sunline, and a cadet ensign.
He is past president and present publicity direc-
tor for the campus Young Democrats. He is past
president of the United Student Christian Fel-
Chuck Gassaway is president of IFC for 1951-
52. He is doing honors work in chemical engi-
neering, and is a member of the AIChE. Jack
Ermatinger is the latest night editor to be added
to the Loho staff. He is treasurer of the New
Mexico chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, national
journalistic professional fraternity, and is also a
member of the Press Club.
Pledgetrainer Jim Parsons was one of a group
which received ribbons for outstanding work
in the Air Force ROTC. Social chairman Jim
Houghten has been tapped by Delta Sigma Pi,
honorary business fraternity. Pledge Dave Jack-
son is Mesa Vista dorm athletic chairman and
Sunline staff cartoonist, besides being active in
the Young Democrat group.
A Christmas party with the Chi Omegas was
held December 15. Local orphans were enter-
tained and given gifts. Don George played Santa
Glaus. —Jack Ermatinger
Manpower: 15-pledges— Ted Basil, Tom
Carney, Ed Cronin, John Gearrity, William
Heath, George Postian, Bob Shiflet, Seth Thau-
gut, Joe Bellini, Doc Ignaccolo, Russ Gilligan,
Ken Martin, Bill Klein, Roger Lane, Joe De-
Mattia. Pledge Martin is on the track team.
Chapter president Ed Randell is picture edi-
tor of the Violet, yearbook; Dean Mauser is on
tlie yearbook also, as business manager. Frank
Acuri, chapter comptroller, is vice-president of
the student council in the school of commerce.
Both actives and alumni attended the annual
Sadie Hawkins Day dance.
Nine actives and pledges accompanied the
football team to Philadelphia for the Temple
game and were guests of the Sig Ep chapter
there. —Douglas W. Deane
North Carolina State
Fall initiates: Richard L. Quickel, Jr., Char-
lotte; Gene Clark, Shelby; Archie T. Spiers, Jr.,
Newport News, Va.; Robert C. Wilkins, York,
Pledges: Ted Best, Oscar Doster, Charles
Winecoff, Robert McDonald, Charles Moss,
David Parrott, Freddy Moore, John Wells,
The IFC sponsored pledge dance in Decem-
ber featured Charlie Spivak's orchestra.
In the intramural race, the football and volley-
ball teams won sectional championships, while
William James and C. L. Corn placed in the
John Cunningham has been elected chaplain.
—Alan A. Lowe
Homecoming was featured by the return of
many alumni and by our winning the decorations
trophy. This was a heroic Buddha that looked
down upon a sacrificial altar upon which reposed
a football opponent. Behind the altar stood an
Ohio Northern player brandishing a dagger.
Bob St. Louis, Paul Covert, and Herbert Cox
hold the positions of president of the IFC, stu-
dent council, and senior class, respectively.
Duane Daffler, Leon Wenzel, and Ernest
Boye are on the student council. Gerald Boltz
is one of the editors of the college paper. Jack
Curtis is head of the college's student speech
The winter formal will be held January 19.
Ohio Wesley an
The chapter won the first-place trophy for
the best homecoming display.
The Dads' Day Variety Show was the fea-
ture of our Dads' Day weekend held recently,
directed by Tom Seldon.
In the intramural program we won the volley-
ball championship and placed second in foot-
ball. The freshmen in their own league also
won the volleyball championship and took sec-
ond place in football.
Officers: president, Tom Gerstacker; vice-
president. Cliff Cooper; historian, Jake Lewis;
secretary, Jim Faile; guard, John Hubbinger;
senior marshal. Norm Noblet; junior marshal,
Vale Benning. —Arnold Torke, Jr.
Oklahoma A & 3M
The Oklahoma Alpha athletic team won the
intramural fraternity league football champion-
ship. In varsity athletics F. A. Dry and Dale
Holderman are participating in their last year
of college football. Dry is playing first team of-
fensive center this year while Holderman is
holding down defensive end on the first pla-
The annual Bowery Brawl, our costume dance
portraying the gay nineties, was attended by
approximately 400 Sig Eps and guests.
Big men on the campus this year are Terry
Leard, editor-in-chief of the Redskin, student
yearbook; Jack Givens, president of the Student
Senate; and Bob Harrison, chosen for Who's
Who. —Conrad Hart
Our chapter opened the fraternity functions
by presenting an informal Greek Sing.
Our intramural football team, sparked by
linebacker Duane Lippold, placed second in
the league. —Dick Carson
New pledges: Gilbert Bateson, Stanley Bhnk-
horn, Brent Cameron, Jim Carlisle, Jim Col-
burn, Bill Cox, Roy Dayton, Allan de Lauben-
fels, Don Houk, Gene MacFarland, Scott
McGowan, Larry Mehl, Darrell Palmer, Jim
Sherburne, Keith Sime, Herb Troeh, Dick Wise,
and Bill Green. Hold-over pledges from last year
include: Neal Fisher, Dave Morris, Gene Paul,
and Jim Todd.
The pledges are continuing their drive to
win the Phil Small Thane Trophy for the best
scholastic, activity, and sports record for fresh-
men classes among the various fraternities.
Dalton Cooley, Bruce Ruminski, Bob Set-
teles, and James Whiteley were initiated in
October to l3ring the number of initiates in our
chapter to 505.
Oregon Alpha topped all fraternities last
spring term with a 2.89 average. We also topped
the campus for the year by accumulating a 2.96
average for the three terms.
Our intramural team won another trophy for
the mantel in rowing. This same four rowed
against an athletic club from the University of
British Columbia during Homecoming, but was
beaten by a length and one half. Intramural
football is now in progress.
We are playing host to Tony Syriotis, a
foreign student from Greece, who is going to
school here on the Interfraternity Council Schol-
arship and who is a recent graduate from high
school in Greece. He is a sophomore in electri-
The draft situation at Oregon Alpha is very
good. Most of our members and pledges are
either veterans or are in some form of military
reserve units. On drill days it looks like a
V.F.W. convention. Since the outbreak of the
Korean Campaign, we have lost only seven
men to the military: Bob Wicks, '51, Ralph
Paul, '52, Doug Lang, '52, Cliff Sinith, '52,
Dwane Brenneman, '53, Bob Blount, '51, and
Forrest Gathercoal, '54. One of these is already
back. Bob Wicks who was called back into the
reserves last year is again with us.
Manpower: Two weeks of fall rushing quar-
terbacked by Jim Hughes has paid off with 15
fine pledges, including Gerry Robinson, star
tailback of this year's varsity football team. The
others: Clarke Glennon, Dick Ligouri, Vince
Retten, Gene Davalos, Harry Richards, Larry
Pierce, Dan Thompson, Bob Johnson, Frank
Basile, Frank Schoendorfer, Ed Wright, and
Among these men are real stars of baseball,
track, wrestling, and swimming; also several
band members and two fellows interested in
the Mask and Wig show.
Regular parties have been held following each
football game with the exception of Dartmouth
weekend. Navy weekend was biggest and best.
Thanks to pledge Ed Wright and a group of
the brothers, the house was well decorated:
poster for the Navy game was one of the final-
ists for the first time.
Our basement has been redecorated with the
color scheme changed to green and yellow.
Fluorescent lights were installed and the walls
decorated with football designs. Ffrench, Kenny,
Clark, and Oesman, and pledge Wright were
responsible. — Rogers Vaughn
Pennsylvania Gamma now has a house! It
is a 12-room, stone and shingle, three-story
house located at 525 South Aiken Avenue,
East Liberty, Pittsburgh. It is our first real house
since we were reinstated three years ago.
June graduation at Pitt saw 15 brothers leave.
William J. Condon was voted the outstanding
senior in Mining and graduated first in his class.
Thirty-one brothers returned to school this
September, while the Armed Services claimed
three men who had planned to return— William
Westland was recalled to the Navy, Frank
Chalmers was called into the Army, and Ray-
mond Whitney entered the Air Corps.
The recent commencement exercises and the
Armed Services have made deep inroads upon
our membership, but the returning 31 actives
and three holdover pledges hope to bolster this
number considerably during the current rushing
season. —Edward G. Minnich
Manpower: 4 new initiates and 9 new
Recent initiates: Dick Ferano, Tom Yarring-
ton, Stasi Delvizis, and Luke Smith.
New pledges: Richard Harper, Earl Stone,
Jesse Lennon, Dave Holloway, Egbert Jackson,
Billy Cooke, Lloyd Gladden, Gene Furr, and
Carson Barnes is president of the intramural
athletic council. Henry Carter was elected to
Omicron Delta Kappa. —Jerry Michael
Renovation and redecoration of the house in-
cluded repainting the study rooms and bed-
rooms. A few brothers have made their own
wall ornaments and drapes. The commons room
and a small adjoining room have been wall-
papered and all furniture in the commons has
been completely recovered to make the first
floor of the house look like new. Kaestle and
Vigezzi have installed a new shower unit in the
Five brothers got together and formed a
Dixeland-jazz band and have become a good
background for the house parties as well as play-
ing for other groups outside the R.P.I, campus.
—Norman F. BArao
Homecoming came off with great success
here at the Mother Chapter. Much time was
spent working on our "Float" which was dis-
played during the William and Mary-Richmond
game. John Wooldridge, as well as others,
worked long and hard on the float.
Fall pledges: Jabe Cooper, Ray Shepherd,
Bill Perkins, and Ken Bryan, all from Richmond.
Actives recently initiated: Dick Moore, Doug
Thorpe, Lawrence Bond and Clinton Felton
(who was activated at the Conclave during
the initiation ceremony).
A new television set was bought just in time
to see the World Series.
Jack Griffin, former president, was drafted
into the Marine Corps early this fall.
The chapter joined with the Richmond
Alumni Chapter to celebrate Founders' Day at
a banquet given at the WiUiam Byrd Hotel.
Congratulations are due to those men who
were tapped by honoraries. Omicron Delta
Kappa initiated Doug Clark; Pi Delta Epsilon,
Andre Nielsen and also Clark; Phi Alpha Theta,
Ward Harkrader, Bill Chalfin, and Nielsen.
Virginia Alpha had more men tapped for
honorary societies than any other fraternity.
—William W. Chaffin
New Jersey Beta pledged 13 men during fall
rushing. Hank Daaleman, rush chairman, is re-
sponsible for this fine class, consisting of: Jim
McCahill (president), Nick Korolkoff (vice-
president), Tony Shalna, Bob Swan, Ray Fitz-
patrick, Roy Winkler, Steve Sugar, Frank
Gundaker, Dick Roeser, Gene Young, Elwood
Heerwagen, Marshall McGrain, and Joe Rebo-
Indicative of the feelings of the house upon
stressing scholarship, half of this pledge class
are scholarship students. At present the class is
forming their own Dixie band.
May, 1951, initiates ( not previously reported):
Lewis Kuhl ( son of Rutgers Sig Ep Lewis Kuhl,
Sr., '22), Robert Wells, Eugene Marshall, Henry
Lewis, Herman Connors, Douglas James, Don-
ald DeSalvia, Richard Belthoff, William Thomp-
son, Wilfred Compher, Thomas ■Kitchen, John
Senkewicz, John Devlin. Walter Gabruk was
initiated in October.
Ross Mathews, '51, who received the Scott
Key Scholarship Award, is working for his
Our football team placed second. In cross
country out of 25 competing living groups we
placed second, with John Senkewicz garnering
first-place honors. Our champion basketball team
is bolstered by some capable pledges.
New Jersey Beta has started work on a house
newspaper. Bill Jeney, publicity chairman, with
At Randolph-Macon house, no one loves
books more than Phi Bete aspirants Howard
Jernigan and his roommate Richard Ferano.
the help of the historian, will publish the paper
which is to be called The Raritanian.
Lew Kuhl has been awarded the title "Most
Collegiate Dressed Man on Campus."
Before Thanksgiving we played host to five
underprivileged children at an annual turkey
Frank Adams, former chapter president, after
serving Uncle Sam for a year, is returning to
school next semester.
The house has a new mascot— a beautiful Irish
setter named Mr. Murphy who leads the Rutgers
football team on the field.
The New Jersey Beta alumni held an outing
November 17. The group is headed by Frank
Johnson, president; Edward Enberg, secretary;
Doctor Gemeroy, member of the board of trus-
Highlighting the year's activities New Jersey
Beta won the Rutgers Spirit Trophy, awarded
the first time. The trophy was given to that
living group which displayed the most spirit (not
"spirits") at pep rallies and football games.
Walt Roy worked like a beaver to help us win
the trophy. —Thomas A. Kitchen
An illustrated two-column article appeared in
the San Diego, Calif., Union recently concern-
ing the strange accident and fight for recovery
of Curtis Tritchka.
Last Easter when Curt and ten of his chapter
brothers were diving in the surf at Estero Beach,
Curt cracked one of his vertebrae and injured
his spinal cord in a freak accident that left him
almost fully paralyzed and nearly took his life.
Though he now walks on crutches, medical
specialists still cannot say whether he will fully
California Delta welcomed 15 pledges at the
end of the rush season. The pledges then elected
their officers: Dick Mackie (son of Stan Mackie,
California Beta), president; Jim Scott, vice-presi-
dent; Ed Starr, historian; Rick Ledesma, guard.
On November 19, we celebrated the Golden
Anniversary of the Fraternity with a dinner.
Grand President Luis Roberts and Al Schuss,
Washington Beta, were our chief speakers.
On December 1, we held Saints and Sinners,
a dressy sport dance from which all the pro-
ceeds went to the Red Feather Campaign in
On New Year's Eve we had a dance jointly
held with the local chapter of Alpha Tau
Semester vacation hit us January 21, and all
the members went their various and sundry
ways. School started again on February I and by
then plans were well underway for our annual
Queen of Hearts Ball.
Rushing has started again and last semester's
pledges have become members. —Ed Stakr
The chapter has moved from the former home
in Mission Canyon to the Chapel Inn this year.
The house was built by the consul from Spain
over 30 years ago. After the war, the house was
turned into an Inn. In 1947 we occupied it for
a year until a medical research group moved in.
Last September, 18 actives returned to the new
home while 7 men were recently initiated into
the chapter. The recent initiates are: Bill Camp-
bell, Jack Daulton, John Dickinson, Dave Keve-
lin, Ed Monreal, Andy Spaan, Hale ToUeth, and
Capt. George Trebilcock, new faculty adviser.
New pledges: Hugh Cameron, Chuck Light-
foot, Bill Mitchel, Tony Romasanta, Gregg
Stevens, Buzz Walder, and Paul Williamson.
Santa Barbara homecoming welcomed back
many alumni. Seen at the house and traditional
alumni breakfast were: Major Bill Colbern (first
chapter member), Ray Hogaboom, Stan Lokken,
Jack Jardine, Walt Sant, Bud Hammerstrom,
John Borie, Bob Rice, Don Tooker (back from
Korea), George Stevenson, Ed Faukuier, Ken
Kellogg, Reno Chackel, and Syl Goodenow.
Our Homecoming float, a 12-foot red Devil
prodding the Whittier Poet into the sea, won
second place among fraternities. The theme
followed the song title: "Between the Devil and
the Deep Blue 'C'."
Sig Ep, Sig Pi, Theta, and Pi Phi held a
combined party at the house last Halloween.
Hal Aarset won the best costume prize for his
Jap pirate. A buffet dinner was served and
everyone danced to McNamara's combo.
Dave Kevelin and Andy Spaan played varsity
football this season. Dave played tackle and
Andy, who broke his wrist in the Fresno State
game, played end. —Alan Gillmore
Home of Stevens men at 530 Hudson Street,
Hoboken, N.J. The house has four floors.
Recent initiates: Larry Shinn, Alan Carpenter,
Robert Riley, Richard Carter, Tom Eads, Harry
Klinck, Charles Mathewson, Frank Erpelding,
James Hotra, Hugh Kimball, George Gabrich,
Recently pledged: Alfred Daub, William Mc-
Rrayer, A. Ray McClure, Louis Paar, Clifford
Revell, Charles Rose, and Laurence Willard.
A moonhght cruise on the St. Johns River
and a victory party at the Orange City Hotel
following the Richmond football game high-
lighted our social calendar.
The Phi Society, liberal arts honorary, pledged
Bruno Diguilian. Bruce Lane was initiated into
Gamma Sigma Epsilon, national honorary chem-
istry fraternity. Kenneth Wing was tapped by
Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Sigma Pi Kappa, honor-
ary journalistic fraternity, and Der Deutsche
Verein, an honorary German organization.
CarroU Lewis, who was elected president of
the junior class, also headed the barbecue com-
mittee for Homecoming. Horace Smith is treas-
urer of the IFC.
Our dining-room is again in operation, with
Bruno Diguilian as steward and Mrs. Nola
.McClintock from Deland as our new house
William Cuddy is interning this semester in
Seabreeze High School at Daytona Beach.
Our football team has entered the finals for
the interfraternity football chamionship after
beating Sigma Nu in the last league game.
Jerry Duys and Denny Lenders have played
a very succesful season on the varsity soccer
squad. John Gibb, commodore of the Yacht
Club, has led his men to place very well in
recent intercollegiate races. Our representatives
in the Glee Club include the vice-president and
secretary as well as others in several activities.
Dave Lebet and Ed Dillingham are teaching in
the Industries Training School here at nights
under Brother Prof. Matt Bilyk.
Recent improvements to the house, spurred
on mainly by our Mothers' Club addition of new
rugs and draperies, include new floors in the
chapter rooms and a completely refinished din-
ing-room floor. Our pledges, tired of the out-
moded brownstone parts of the exterior of our
house, have refinished it in white. Most of the
work was done at night with spotlights.
New initiates: Pete Kalika and Herb Epp of
New York City, Charles Clark and Bill Davis of
Jersey City, Dave Findlay of Bronxville, N.Y.,
and Dave Lebet of Haverhill, Mass.
—Edward M. Smith, Jr.
Beginning September 12, 29 brothers returned
to ready the house for rushing and the months
of studying and partying ahead. Extensive re-
decoration of the study room immediately
began with wallpaper the current vogue. The
fall initiation class painted the woodwork in
the dining and music rooms and the upstairs-
Thirty-eight active brothers and 16 pledges
are keeping the chapter in its traditional high
position at Syracuse with Bill Landis cracking
the presidential whip.
Fall rushing was conducted by Rod Phibbs
with a pledging of 16 men. New pledges were
entertained at dinner October 10 followed by
the formal pledging ceremonies.
Pledged: Conrad Brickman, Syracuse; Robert
Clark, White Plains; John Creatura, Schenec-
tady; William Donahoe, E. Orange, N.J.; Wil-
ham Fagan, Stafford ville. Conn.; Frank Folts,
Belmont, Mass.; Paul Frahm, Flushing; Robert
Garver, Liverpool; William Gregory, Skaneat-
eles; Herman Harding, Liverpool; Frank Lewis,
Syracuse; Roderick Meier, Rochester; Victor
Methe, Springfield, Mass.; Willis Price, Syra-
cuse; John Robinson, Rochester; and William
Thompson, Painted Post.
Initiated October 28: Robert Campbell, Del-
mar; William Danz, Flushing; Robert Fortier,
Fisherville, Mass.; Will Nunn Graves, Edger-
ton, Wis.; Camilo Mutis, Bogota, Colombia;
John Riley, Phelps; Herbert Tepper, Woodside;
and Richard Whiteman, Dansville.
Scholastically New York Alpha is 11th among
35 Hill fraternities with an average of 1.415.
(Syracuse averages are computed on a 3. high
system.) Our average is higher than the all-
university men's average and the all-fraternity
New York Alpha finished second in individual
flight competion in intramural football. We
have won one and lost one so far in bowling,
and we were entered in intramural swimming.
We are signed up for basketball, volleyball,
and hope to keep our ping pong crown for the
fifth straight year.
Social activities so far include the initiation
banquet with Dean of Men Frank Piskor as
guest speaker and the "Sig Ep in Paris" party
inspired by the An American in Paris movie.
For this the house was decorated with a Bo-
hemian kick, apache costumes were in order,
and entertainment provided by the brothers
included a "chanteuse," apache dancers and a
"professor" from the Sorbonne as emcee.
Honorary brother A. E. Johnson of the Enghsh
Department dined at the house on November
14 and addressed the brothers.
Coming up on the social agenda are coffees
with Tri-Delt, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Alpha
Phi. After-dinner speakers scheduled are the
new hill fraternity advisers, Theodore Denise and
Assistant Dean of Men Clifford J. Craven, and
Stanley Evans from our alumni board.
Christmas activities included a date party
at the house December 15 and a stag party
after meeting December 17. The outside of the
house was decorated by a five-man committee
headed by Herb Soper. On the committee were
Jim Kolbe, Jack Cornell, Herb Tepper and
The annual "Flunker's Frolic" between Christ-
mas and finals rounds out social activities until
the spring semester and our Sweetheart banquet
Colgate weekend, Syracuse's biggest football
weekend, November 16, 17, and 18 was the
occasion of New York Alpha's celebration of
Sig Ep's 50 years and our own 45 years on
Approximately 300 local alumni answered the
call of Doc Schwartz from the active chapter
and Stanley Evans of the alumni board.
Opening Friday night with a house party
and alumni registration the weekend ended with
an open house Sunday afternoon attended by
actives, alumni, dates, wives and representatives
of other Greek houses and the University admin-
Following the game ( the Orange defeated the
Chenango Valley Red 9-0), 170 actives, alumni,
wives, and dates attended a banquet in Sims
Dining Hall with Doc Schwartz serving as
toastmaster. Highlighting the speakers were
Irving G. Mathews, '09, a charter member of
the chapter, and "Moe" LeSieur, '49. George
Scobell, '15, led the cheers and many a rousing
chorus of "Pull Your Shades Down, Alpha Phi"
among other songs.
An alumni-sponsored party at the Hotel
Onondaga Roof garden in downtown Syracuse
was the finishing touch to the weekend reunion
for many alumni and actives. Dancing to a
combo hired for the occasion, songs and enter-
tainment provided by the alumni and a race
through a blinding snowstorm to beat the 1:30
co-ed curfew were finis to a very full day.
Prominently missing from the Colgate week-
end festivities was Buster, our nine-year-old
Great Dane, who developed a sore in his mouth
and was rushed to the vet.
Social, athletic, and scholastic achievements
were the selling point that enabled us to obtain
the largest pledge class on campus for the fall
semester, with 17 new men. This gives us a
total of 36 actives, 6 holdover pledges, and 17
neophytes. All the new men have proved their
capabihties as future Sig Eps.
Interfraternity sports present an extremely
competitive program at Temple. Since the fall
of 1947, when the active chapter returned to
full swing in I-F athletics, Pennsylvania Mu has
taken more first-place awards than any other
Temple's William Barber receives award as
best cadet at Fort Eustis ROTC summer
camp. He was picked over 1500 men repre-
senting 37 U.S. colleges and universities.
During the four-year period, the IFC has
ofFered 40 trophies for athletic achievement.
Of these the Sig Eps have taken 28. They have
taken five second and three third place honors
in the 12 remaining contests.
In addition to the individual awards, they
have won the All-Sports trophy for the past
three years. This trophy is presented to the
fraternity demonstrating the greatest all-round
versatility in sports for the entire year.
The chapter trophy table, which needs to be
constantly enlarged, is one of the chapter's best
selling points to new rushees.
—Dean D. Yoxjng
New initiates: Gene Bhncoe, Long Island,
N.Y.; Bob Boulden, Orlando, Fla.; Frank Elder,
Nolensville; Ed Hall, Nashville; Morris Estes,
Nashville; Ed Morgan, Hendersonville, N.C;
Jack Thornton, Knoxville; Herb Crodemange,
Memphis; Gene Koonce, Jackson; Tom McCord,
Centerville; Johnny Reese, Patriot, Ind.; Clyde
Pitts, Franklin, N.C.
Tennessee Alpha pledged 22 new men during
On November 8 we held our annual pledge
dance. Following a buflFet supper at the chapter
house, the party moved to one of the local
supper clubs for the informal dance.
Recent achievements of individual members
include Mark Venrick's selection as Torchbearer,
high senior honor, and Pledge Tony Szymanski's
election as Joe College, freshman honor. Howard
Prince has been elected chapter president of
the A. I. E. E. The Dixiecrat Party, a campus
political compound of which Tennessee Alpha is
a member, selected Brother Tom Coleman as
chairman. Under his leadership the party carried
the fall elections without opposition.
— NoBAL King
Sig Ep, after defeating Phi Delta Theta in
the league playoff and Delta Tau Delta for the
all-fraternity championship, went on to beat
Oak Grove for the University touch football
championship. Members of the team were C. B.
Sumrall, who was doing the passing, Bill
Adams, Dudley Thompson, Wes Pokulda,
Charles Bankston, Granville Deane, Brooks
Goldsmith, Spencer Garsee, Bill Forrester, and
Bob Wagner. Men picked for all-intramural
team were Sumrall, Thompson, and Garsee.
In soccer we defeated Theta Xi, lost to Phi
Delta Theta. We lead in the all-year team point
The annual party with Oklahoma Beta was
held at the Hotel Melrose in Dallas the week-
end of the Texas-Oklahoma football game.
Arrangements were handled by Herb Craft, Sr.,
and Keith Congdon.
Phil Woodruff is president of Ramshom,
honorary senior Engineering Society,
Claude Goldsmith is a member of Silver
Spurs, honorary service organization; IFC, and
member of the steering committee of the Fra-
Bill Parker is a member of Cowboys, honorary
service organization, and student head of the
Joe Wheat is president of the Rusk Literary
and Debating Society.
Paul Martino is senior intramural manager.
Joe Ben Ashby is manager of the Longhorn
Sixteen brothers have been initiated at the
University of Toledo so far this year, making
Ohio Iota the largest of the 11 fraternities on
campus. Total active membership is now 51.
Twenty-seven freshmen were pledged Decem-
ber 4; almost one-fifth of the freshmen going
Greek chose the house with the Red Door, a
tribute to Rush Chairman Joe Krajewski's well-
Larry Leake was appointed to fill an unex-
pired term on Student Council as junior men's
representative He is also junior class president
and circulation manager of the Campus Col-
legian, weekly student newspaper.
Dick Springer was appointed news editor
of the Collegian. Buzz Bartow, until recently
editor-in-chief of the Collegian, was named copy
editor of the Blockhouse, university yearbook.
Bill Benson was chosen to serve on the art staff
of the Blockhouse.
Who's Who will list Dick Bensman, president
of student council; Larry Leake, and Dick
Springer. Leake is vice-president of the chapter
and Springer is comptroller.
Initiated in September: Buzz Bartow, Tom
Bayer, and Bill Benson, all of last spring's
upperclass pledge class; Paul Zatko, a carry-
over from last year's freshman pledge class, and
Al Sorah, a former Chi Beta Chi, the local that
preceded Ohio Iota chapter.
December 16 initiates: Bob Breese, Duke
Dayton, George Hartman, Jerry laguUi, Russ
Kiker, Denny McEhoy, Bob McCarthy, Bill
Michael, Bob Naveaux, Ray Ritzenthaler, and
The annual Christmas Formal was held De-
cember 29 at the Toledo Yacht Club. Many
Toledo Sig Eps, home from other colleges, were
welcomed by Ohio Iota, as well as several
brothers on leave from the armed services.
House improvements include an exterior coat
of paint. A new rug was purchased for the liv-
ing-room with rugs for the dining-room and
halls yet to come. The music room was painted
and decorated and a new room, the Pipe Room,
came into being. The former laundry room in
the basement, formerly an eye-sore, was made
into an interesting attraction with each of the
many overhead pipes being painted in diflFerent
Five rustic tables were constructed for the
bar by Russ Kiker and Gus Peleusis.
Manpower: 48 actives, 14 pledges. Five men
whose pledgeships were continued over the
summer vacation were initiated October 20:
Jack Hendricks, Leo Fisher, Don Brady, Bill
Chambers, and Lewis Collins.
The Social Committee, with Bob Parse as
chairman, has made tentative dates and arrange-
ments for our two largest annual functions, the
Sig Ep Moonshiners Ball and the Golden Heart
Formal. Two red-blooded stag parties have been
held at Lost City, one of them as a kick-oflF for
the first semester of this school year, and the
other as a rush party One of our house parties
was augmented by a pre-dance barbecue.
Our intramural basketball team, undefeated
in 12 games last year, is waiting for the season
to begin. Oiu: volleyball team has not lost a
game so far.
The entire front of our house has been re-
modeled, the biggest changes being the removal
of the front porch and the addition of a flag-
stone patio and window shutters. The inside has
been redecorated with the aid of our mothers'
club. Latest contribution has been an all-metal
wardrobe in each sleeping room and an electric
dripolator coffee urn as a Thanksgiving Day
We won the cup for winning the annual
homecoming float contest. Our housemother
plans to present an award to the winner of our
We were greeted upon our return to the
campus by a much-needed furnace, hot-water
tank, and set of living-room furniture. The
downstairs received a thorough cleaning at the
hands of most of the members in preparation
for the Homecoming Weekend.
Another addition is an attractive bar designed
by Hank Browne and financed through the do-
nation of $100 by Russ Taylor, an inactive
pledge. The bar is made of glass brick, through
which diffused lighting is seen, and is topped by
hand-finished, highly polished plywood.
The Homecoming Weekend took place Oc-
tober 20 and saw many of the alumni returning
to school and to the house for some good
parties. Our annual banquet was held Saturday
night at the Monticello Hotel. Dr. Earl R.
Boggs, one of our brothers and a member of
the faculty, was guest speaker.
Curt Bazemore, Jr., editor of the Cavalier
Daily, chapter president, won third prize in the
college editorial competition sponsored by Pi
Delta Epsilon, national journalism fraternity.
In winning this award, Curt's editorial was
judged along with 267 other entries from 150
Bob Richie, currently wearing a lieutenant's
bars on a U. S. Marine uniform, is stationed at
Quantico, and continues to drop by the house.
—George C. McIntosh
New pledges: Mack Barrett, Brookins Beck,
James Boyd, Tommy Cole, Charles Castor, Bill
Grey, Terry Gwinn, Louis Hallow, Walter Hen-
drix, Zeke Johnston, John Johnson, John Kin-
law, Bob Koontz, Phillip Livingston, Charles
Morgan, Dan Poole, Richard Price, Coy Privette,
Craham Phillips, Charles Reaves, Robert Sasser,
Thomas Todd, Wayne Weber, Jack Welch, Dan
Dick Warren is our most recent initiate.
Mac Fuller, our social chairman, early in
October arranged an open house for campus
women, coinciding with an afternoon smoker.
Homecoming was preceded by a cabin party
on the Halloween theme, and after our home-
coming victory over Carolina we celebrated at
the interfraternity dance at which Charlie Spi-
In athletics we won the volleyball trophy.
Scholastically we placed second among the
Washburn's Snyder, Warren, Vandever, and
Etzel (left to right) dressed as hoboes
to participate in the Homecoming parade.
fraternities for the preceding year and had a
fraternity average well above the average for
We have a new housemother-dietitian for our
dining hall— Mrs. Matti Bell Goodwin Jones of
Among alumni back on visits this fall: E. P.
Ellis, Tom Ogburn, John Nelson, L. P. Meggin-
son, Bill MoLain, John Mauney, James Valsame,
Phil Scott, Max Nance, Charlie Wrenn.
Scholarship: First among all groups.
In the November Journal we stated that 22
pledges were anticipated. When the rushing
season ended the figure stood at 29.
Robert Dunham was elected president of the
sophomore class and Kermit Palmer was elected
secretary-treasurer of the freshman class. Milton
Elwood was elected first vice-president of the
Young Democrats. Wayne Taylor is president of
the Association of Business Students.
Robert Jennings reigned as King at Wash-
burn's 87th Homecoming. He was elected by
the football squad. In the homecoming parade
the Sig Ep float received third place.
—Robert H. Reeder
Manpower: We have pledged 9 more men in
informal rushing which, added to our original
pledge class of one holdover pledge and 12 ac-
quired during formal rushing, gives us a total
of 21 new men.
Our football team has taken first place in our
league and as this is being written is fighting for
first in the all-university standings. During the
regular season we were never scored upon.
Our primary objective in school scholarship,
has gone up considerably from what it was in
the past. In the 1949-50 school year we placed
28th out of 40 fraternities, but in one short
year we came up to 14th place.
Washington's Homecoming game was played
against Stanford. Our theme for decoration was
"Buffalo the Indians" or "The Indians aren't
worth a plugged nickle."
At our Founders' Day Banquet, November 19,
it was announced that construction on our new
house will start around January 1.
We have three new officers: president, Robert
Laws; historian, Bill Whitney; and rushing
chairman, Mark Stryker,
Thomas V. Kane was selected to attend a
dental seminar at Pakn Springs, Calif.
—William E. Whitney
A Neophyte Speaks
By PHIL BACON
PLEDGE OF PENNSYLVANIA MU
ONE of the major events of a young high
school graduate is his first week in col-
lege. In this week he must make many
adjustments by changing his routines, his
way of thinking, and his habits to meet
the challenge. And it is one of the most
important challenges to be encountered
along the difficult road to prosperity.
If the student joins a fraternity, an-
other major event is the pledge period.
Here, too, he must make adjustments. He
must learn to adjust his personality; he
must learn to work and to think as part
of a group, yet not submerge his own
Too often a pledge thinks of this pe-
riod as a series of menial tasks performed
for the advantages of the active mem-
bers; but the real purpose is to teach the
pledge to respect others, and to prepare
the pledge for the active participation in
fraternity life. The pledge period and
fraternity life in general is, in reality,
one more step on that long and trying
Washington U (St. Louis)
Missoiui Beta moved and is now located at
6559 University Drive in the new den acquired
about a week before rush week began.
Rushing results so far this semester are seven
Our homecoming float this year, designed by
Bob Blanke, was entitled "Come Ona My
House" and consisted of a Washington U. Bear
beckoning a Red-Cat to come to his den, which
was a model of Brookings Hall. An open house
for all alumni and friends of the chapter was
held in the den after the game.
On Founders' Day we were privileged to
have Founder Carter Jenkens as our guest of
honor and principal speaker. His presence and
his speech reminded us all of the greatness of
our Fraternity and what it should mean to all
of us. We were glad to see many alumni in
attendance and it gave us all a chance to be-
come better acquainted.
Sig Eps at Washington University are receiv-
ing more honors. Dr. Ralph Bieber, head of the
History Department and honorarily initiated
into Sig Ep, has been made a Phi Beta Kappa
associate. John Luedde, chapter historian, was
elected to Pi Tau Sigma, national mechanical
The social season was highlighted by two
dances, the first of which was held on October
6, at the Hamilton Wilshire Hotel. Music was
_ provided by KMOX combo. Our Snowball
Dance was held on December 14 also at the
Hamilton Wilshire Hotel. This was our formal
dance of the year; the KMOX orchestra played.
Chuck Nicholas and Frank Jones were
selected for the campus Who's Who. Frank
Jones has been elected president of Tau Kappa
Alpha, forensic Honorary, and also has been
named vice-president of the Debators Associa-
tion of Pennsylvania's colleges.
Our chapter pledged 33 men this semester.
The scholarship committee, under the direc-
tion of Jon Valentine and Don Carver, has set
up a schedule for tutoring and group study.
The chapter has again won the interfraternity
football cup and also stands first in the inter-
fraternity bowling league.
—James J. Deighan
During the busy Alumni Weekend in June,
time was found to elect a new alumni board to
guide Pennsylvania Lambda's declining destin-
ies. Robert Hope, '48, was chosen as president;
Russell Herrscher, '48, vice-president; R. Elwin
Fuller, '42, secretary-treasurer; Charles Ridl,
'42, Thomas Turner, '45, and William McLhin-
ney, '48, members of the board.
In the first alumni board meeting of the fall
session held October 6, 1951, steps were taken
to reduce delinquent accounts. To strengthen
the chapter, a revision of the relationship of the
eating club to other functions was undertaken
during the visit of Field Secretary Walt Preston.
The Memorial Field House, the new home of
Westminster's topnotch Towering Titans, is to
be formally opened with appropriate ceremonies
at the Geneva College-Westminster game on
December 15, 1951. As this is being written, the
alumni board is making plans for a dinner-meet-
ing prior to attending the game in a body.
Among those who will work with the alumni
in obtaining their assistance for revitalization of
the chanter are Tom Evans, '48, Russell Herr-
scher, '48, Thomas Turner, '45, Harry Ray-
buck, '48, and Robert Hope, '48.
— R. Elwin Fuller
Manpower: 22 actives and 7 pledges. Norm
Anderson and Bob Nanz, both Wisconsin
Camma, have affiliated.
A Christmas Formal was held in the chapter
house December 15.
The interfraternity sports contest has given
us a divisional championship in football and
bowling, and a first-place trophy in volleyball.
Also we are tied for first place in basketball
Rush chairman Rog Martin served as general
chairman of "Sweater Prom," an annual campus
dance given for the benefit of the Community
Chest. Rog's twin brother Bob is a member of
the student life and interest committee, which
governs student affairs. Kurt Krahn is a member
of the interfraternity public relations committee,
and Ray Volp serves as statistician in the intra-
mural sports office. Joe Loeffler coached one
of the local high school football teams this
season and is wrestling and swimming coach
at the YMCA. Del Roehm plays viohn with the
University orchestra and also maintains an A
Chapter officers: president. Bob Martin; vice-
president. Bill Hemphill; secretary, Kurt Krahn;
comptroller, Roger Knopf; historian. Herb
Braun; senior marshal, Jim Braun; junior mar-
shal, Ray Sanders; guard. Earl Gripentrog.
Manpower: recent pledging of 25 men has
increased the total number of men in the house
Homecoming Weekend in late October saw a
record number of alumni returning to Boynton
Hill and our beloved 11 Boynton Street.
Nine Sig Eps played on the college football
team which completed one of its better seasons
with a record of 4 won and 2 lost: Joe Jiunnies
(co-captain), Ceorge Abdow, Bob Eldredge, Ted
Fritz, Carl Hammar, Alan Hansen, Dave
Holmes, Jim MacKay, and Pete Peterson.
The annual Interfraternity Ball was held at
the school in mid December.
Manpower: Our chapter now numbers 22
with the initiation of John Brannum, Dave Bab-
cock, and Ed Fowler. Our pledge class is down
to 11 since three men have dropped because of
financial reasons and the draft.
We recently had a pledge-active day, the
first at our chapter.
Our pledge dance was held December 7.
Rushees at Wisconsin enjoy buffet dinner.
President Bob Martin at head of table.
Sigma Phi Epsilon
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Central Office, 15 North Sixth Street,
Richmond 19, Va., enclosing one
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■ Sig Ep houses had red doors long before
the U. of Massachusetts boys (and now
the Maine fellows have got them, too) wore
A few years ago the Ohio State men sent
us a Kodachrome transparency of their red door
for use as a Journal cover, but it came at a
time when a lot of malcontents on soap boxes
throughout the country were giving the name
"Red" to groups on the most fanciful pretext,
and we were extremely cautious in not using it.
And now comes the Syracuse chapter,
through a letter from Dick Whiteman, signaliz-
ing "the opening gun in New York Alpha's
campaign to aflRx red paint to the outer doors
of every Sig Ep chapter house on 109 campuses
in the nation,"
Whiteman points out the interesting fact that
his chapter's delegate to the recent Conclave
took a poll while he was there and discovered
that already 38 Sig Ep houses have red doors.
Whiteman further states that "This easy
identification of the red doors would tend to
unify all chapters. Any visiting Sig Ep by
watching for the red doors could easily find
the local chapter house, thus making The House
with the Red Doors synonymous with Sigma
Phi Epsilon nationally."
■ Ever since the last JotmNAL was put to-
gether, our editorial conscience has suflFered
some pangs because in trying to do a fairly
straight job of reporting the Conclave, we
omitted some paragraphs of tribute to the 50th
Anniversary Conclave's Grand President— Dr.
William C. Smolenske.
It was a generous gesture on the part of
Providence, we feel, that the Fraternity was
given such a fine leader during the year that
marked the end of a half-century of Sig Ep
Doc Smolenske has been in every way a
working Grand President. Like a man possessed
he has worked for the Fraternity— not for his
own honor. He worked at a furious pace as
Grand President, but he had begun to labor
for Sig Ep long before. As governor of the
Rocky Mountain district— one of the largest in
the system— he held exemplary district meetings
and frequently visited his chapters— those in
Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and New Mexico.
No longer Grand President, he continues to
work as district governor— continues to work
like a man possessed with the conviction that
the right kind of brotherhood is so important
that we should all work our heads off for it.
At home. Doc never has to apologize for
spending so much time working for Sig Ep.
Mrs. S. thoroughly approves. Son Jack is his
chapter brother at Denver. Now comes notice
that daughter Donna Virginia was united in
marriage to Bruce Thomas Bowers, an up-
standing man from Fraternity Row— an S.A.E.—
on December 27, 1951, in the Montview
Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Denver.
■ The Economic Club of Detroit is a group
of business and industrial tycoons which in-
cludes such men as General Motors president
Charles E. Wilson. Last October the club
engaged Sigma Phi Epsilon's dynamic scholar-
ship chairman U. G. Dubach to deliver an
address at a general members' luncheon. They
printed an elaborate program, reciting what
such programs usually contain, then giving not
only the Dean's various titles and the subject
of his address— "What We Should Have
Learned in Our Foreign Affairs, During the
Past Five Years"— but also a fairly lengthy
curriculum vitae which the Dean had provided.
Heading a seemingly endless list of training,
experience, travels, and lecture record, the
Dean had placed "Sigma Phi Epsilon Frater-
nity." Perhaps the members of the Economic
Club of Detroit now have a higher respect for
fraternity in this life having seen the name of
one accomplished man's fraternity so prominent-
■ A milestone in Oregon Alpha history was
reached in 1951 spring initiation when Jim
Welty, freshman honor student of Medford,
Ore., became the 500th initiate of the chapter.
Adding significance to the event was the
presence of Dean Dubach, whom we have just
mentioned, now Dean of Men Emeritus of
Oregon State College, who was an initiate
among the early founders of the chapter 33
years ago. Dr. Dubach served as adviser to the
chapter for 30 years, until his retirement from
Oregon State College faculty, and was a prime
factor in building Oregon Alpha into one of the
outstanding chapters among all fraternities.
• Directory of Officers •
Founded at the University of Richmond, 1901, by Carter
AsHTON Jenkens, Benjamin Donald Gaw (d.), Wil-
liam Hugh Carter, William Andrew Wallace (d.).
Thomas Temple Wright, William Lazell Phillips,
LuciAN Baum Cox, Richard Spurceon Owens (d.). Edgar
Lee Allen (d.), Robert Alfred McFarland, Franklin
Webb Kerfoot (d.), and Thomas Vaden McCaul. Chartered
under the Laws of the State of Virginia, 1902. Central Office:
15 North Sixth St., Richmond, Va.
grand president: Luis J. Roberts, 840 B Street, San Diego,
grand vice-president: Frank H. Hamack, P.O. Box 834,
grand treasurer : Edwin Buchanan, First Wisconsin National
Bank, Milwaukee, Wis.
GRAND historian: Robert W. Kelly, 309 Lafayette St., New
York 12, N.Y.
grand secretary : William W. Hindman, Jr., 15 North Sixth
St., Richmond 19, Va.
grand guard: J. Russelll Pratt, 4061 Rose Ave., Western
SENIOR grand marshal: Charles F. Stewart, Cleveland In-
surance Agency, Inc., 808 Guardian BIdg., Cleveland, Ohio.
JUNIOR grand marshal: PAin- B. Slater, 3046 E. Olympic
Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif.
JUNIOR GRAND MARSHAL-ELECT: HERBERT H. SmITH, 4300 West
Franklin St., Richmond, Va.
TRUSTEES OF ENDOWMENT FUND: WALTER G. pLY, Chairman, 141
E. North St., Bethlehem, Pa., Edwin Buchanan, Larkin
Bailey, Charles S. Thompson, William C. Smolenske,
Luis J. Roberts, William W. Hindman, Jr. Address cor-
respondence to Secretary of the Board, William W. Hind-
trustees of CHARLES L. YANCEY STUDENT LOAN FUND : RoBERT
L. Ryan, 1358 Third St., Santa Monica, Calif.; Earle W.
Frost, 710 Rialto Bldg., Kansas City, Mo.; Gustave A.
Schmidt, Jr., 89 Oakview Ave., Maplewood, N.J. ; Wil-
liam W. Hindman, Jr.
trustees of national headquarters corporation : Ernest L.
Dyer, President, 323 Western Union BIdg., Norfolk 10, Va.;
William W. Hindman, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer, 15 North
Sixth St., Richmond, Va. ; Herbert H. Smith, vice-president,
4300 W. Franklin St., Richmond, Va. ; Dr. William C.
Smolenske; Frank H. Hamack.
chaplain: The Rev. Thomas V. McCaul, 502 N.E. 8th Ave.,
other officials: John Robson, Editor of the Journal, 609 E.
74th Ter., Kansas City, Mo. and William W. Hindman, Jr.,
Business Manager, 15 North Sixth St., Richmond, Va. ;
Franklin C. Sewell, National Librarian, c/o San Fran-
cisco Jr. College, San Francisco, Calif.; Dr. U. G. Dubach,
National Scholarship Chairman, 9555 S.W. Lancaster St.,
Portland, Ore.; Edwin S. Darden, National Advisory
Architect, R.F.D. 3, Box 411, Merced, Calif.
assistants to grand secretary : Frank Ruck, Jr., Carl O.
field secretaries: Albert A. Mezo, Walter J. Preston,
Robert T. Bonnell, 15 North Sixth St., Richmond, Va.
■ The year just passed has been a notable one
for fraternities. It is pretty certain that never
before in the 175-year history of Greek-letter
societies have they enjoyed such a favorable
press. People interested in reading of campus
activities learning about Work Week have be-
gun to look on Fraternity Row in a new light.
Sig Ep chapters could be proud that they
were in the forefront of the growing movement
to outmode the old Hell Week. But they could
also be proud of an achievement in which
Sigma Phi Epsilon had pioneered— a very fine
Boys' Camp Plan.
With one year of operation very successfully
completed last summer at the University Camp,
Green Lane, Pa., Grand Secretary Hindman's
office quickly launched a campaign for 1952
camp that would assure an enlarged program
for the project.
Early returns in the campaign— which has
now been extended so that it will close Febru-
ary 15— showed several 100 per cent chapter
contributions. Among the first to achieve per-
fect records were the Bowling Green and
Miami (Ohio) chapters with $53 and $71, re-
spectively; also Illinois Alpha with $71.
Grand Secretary Hindman's message concern-
ing the Fund appears on the back cover of
this issue. There is still time for all good Sig
Eps to come to the aid of their brotherhood in
supporting this very noble activity.
■ Bill Moredock of the Florida house gets the
nod this time for doing the best job in
helping us turn out an interesting Journal.
His coverage includes a fine help week story
with pictures as well as an excellent piece on
homecoming and stories of various phases of
chapter life plus some alumni news and list
of chapter brothers entering the service. Ap-
parently not afraid to try out a new simile,
Bill ends his homecoming story with this sen-
tence: "The weekend was big and beautiful,
but Sunday came and everyone left the Uni-
versity like a rising fog."
■ Though the Journal uses pictures to tell
the story, especially when correspondents
and photographers come across with some good
ones, not many cuts have appeared showing
scenes at scholarship banquets where the men
of good average sit before luscious steaks and
the so-called mush-eaters or bean-chewers sit
ignominiously in the background.
Photos of these mush-eaters generally reveal
at least one, or perhaps two, young fellows,
who seem studious enough but they just don't
look as smart as the others. In fact, they may
have studied hard. Sometimes such devices as
the mushbowl are reminiscent of dunce caps,
which we understand haven't been an ac-
cepted tool of education for years. — J.R.
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• Once again the lime has arrived for Sig Eps,
through the medium of our Sig Ep Camp
Fund, to help others less fortunate than
ourselves. The Sig Ep Camp Fund reached
its goal for last summer (its second year
of operation) — the raising of $1,350 —
which enabled it to send 108 boys, one for
each of our undergraduate chapters, for
an approximate ten-day camping period
during this past summer, to the University
Camp for Boys at Green Lane, Pennsyl-
vania. Our goal for this, our Golden Anni-
versary Year, is the raising of sufficient
funds to send at least 161 boys, one for
each of our undergraduate and alumni
chapters, for a similar camping period next
summer to the same camp. If sufficient
funds are contributed, we hope to be able to
send some additional underprivileged boys
to similar-type University connected boys
camps, such as those sponsored by the Uni-
versity of Michigan and the University of
• The Grand Chapter is taking care of all the
expenses incurred in the collection of these
contributions and thus 100 per cent out of
every dollar you contribute will be used
exclusively to send underprivileged boys to
camp — nothing will be taken out for ex-
• The National Executive Committee, at its
annual meeting held at the Hotel John
Marshall, Richmond, Virginia, on Septem-
ber 2, 1951, unanimously passed the follow-
Grand Secretary, Central Office
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
15 North Sixth Street, Richmond 19, Virginia
I am enclosing dollar(s) as my con-
tribution to the 1952 Sig Ep Camp Fund which is
to be used by the Fraternity to send underprivileged
boys to camp next summer.
Name Chapter and Class
ing resolution for presentation to the
Twenty-second Grand Chapter Conclave:
Be It Resolved: That the Executive Committee of the
(.rand Chapter express its appreciation to all Active
Chapters, Alumni Chapters, and Associations, Members
and Non-members of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity,
who have contributed to the Camp Fund, which en-
abled 108 underprivileged children to attend this year
a summer camp where they were able to enjoy the
benefits of healthy and group living; and thus giving
strength to Sigma Phi Epsilon's desire to accomplish
u worthy endeavor outside its ordinary field of opera-
• To honor our Founders in this, our Golden
Anniversary Year, we have decided to shift
the time of our Annual Sig Ep Camp Fund
Campaign from the Spring of the year to
the Fall and have it start on Founders' Day,
ISovember 1, and run until February 15,
• If you approve of Sigma Phi Epsilon's par-
ticipation in this project and are anxious
to do your bit, please tear off and fill in
the coupon below, attach a dollar — or more
if you wish — enclose in an envelope and
send it to Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, 15
North Sixth Street, Richmond 19, Va. Please
send all contributions on or preferably be-
fore February 15, 1952, so that we may
bring our campaign to a successful conclu-
sion. If you send a check make it payable
to Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. We will
mail you a postal card receipt and you will
get a chance to see next Fall the good your
gift has done when the results are featured
in the JOURNAL. This is your chance to
help Sig Ep send many boys to camp. A
gift of a dollar, given from your heart, will
send a boy to camp next summer for almost
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