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l/UTGERS men John Devlin and Tom 
Kitchen provide an excellent study in com- 
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 
your dollar. 

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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Vol. 49 • No. 3 


Voice of the Fraternity 130 

Florida Helps the Help Week Idea To Grow 


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 


Sigma Phi Epsilon JointNAi, is published in September, November, 
January, March, and May by the Fraternity. Subscription for life to 
members initiated since August I, 1924, and before January 1, 1952. 
Subscription for 10 years to members initiated since January 1, 1952. 
Life subscription: $15; by the year, $1.50. -^Address materials for 
publication to John Rodson, Editor, at 450 Ahnaip Street, Menasha, 
Wisconsin, or 609 E. 74th Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri. Letters 
concerning circulation or advertisements should be addressed to Wil- 
liam W. Hindman, Jr., 450 Ahnaip Street, Menasba, Wisconsin, or 15 
North Sixth Street, Richmond, Virginia. Entered as second class matter 
February 29, 1932, at the post office at Menasha, Wisconsin, under the 
Act of March 3, 1879. Acceptance for mailing at the special rate of 
postage provided for in the Act of February 28, 1925, authorized 
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. 

Conclave Memento 

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 
were there. 

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. 

Dissenting Opinion 

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. 

Brother Guide 

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. 

Bravo, Rutgers! 

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 


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. 

Our Cover 

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 
enthusiastically assisted. 

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. 


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. 

Affable An^eleno 
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 
humor magazine. 


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 

Neiv Chapters 

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 
the like. 

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- 
hellenic Association. 

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 
interfraternity world. 

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 
their campuses. 

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- 
tions agency. 

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 
chiefly social. 

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. 

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 
put in. 

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 
outstanding indebtedness. 

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 year. 

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 
been taken," 

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. 


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 
answer questions. 

"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 
In Brotherhood 

Home of Colorado A & M Sig Eps 
aflFords Zanis Bulavs, a displaced 
lad of Latvia, an unforgettable 
curriculum in living fraternity. 


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 
Collins college. 

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. 

Parties Plus 

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- 
versary Girl." 

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 
teach them. 

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. 

Muhlenberg president 
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. 

Other Parties 
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 
many parties. 

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 
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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 
classroom floor." 

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 
word democracy." 

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 

Panhellenic Parsley 

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 
Aspirin Hall. 

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. 

Random Identities 

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, 
Minnesota, '29. 


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 
Weirton organization. 

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- 
sity (1917-1918). 

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. 

The Military 

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. 

\ V 

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. 

Tiie Bench 

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 

Rotary Brass 

Three chapters of Sigma Phi Epsilon are 
responsible for high-offier personnel in the 
affairs of that great service organization- 
Rotary International. 

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. 

Insurance Brass 

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. 

Successful Farmer 

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 
Penn State. 

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. 

Actor^s Anecdote 

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 
greeting cards. 

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. 

High Presbyterian 

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 
from Cornell. 

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 
grand president. 


Technology Proceeds 

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 

Christianity Recedes 

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*s Beaven 

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 
ensuing year." 

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. 


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 
are included. 

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 

Out East 

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 
weeks before. 

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. 

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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. 

Los Angeles 

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 
Anniversary celebration. 

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. 

San Diego 

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 
last June. 

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 
Force base. 

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. 

—Rockwell Smith 

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 
rising fog. 



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. 

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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 

Kansas City 

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 


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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 

New Yorh 

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 
membership application, 


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 


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 
in Japan. 

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. 

Kansas State 

Kenneth B. Hamlin, '41, resigned as president 
of the Denver Alumni Chapter, to accept a posi- 
tion with the Bell Telephone Company at New 
York City. 


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 
Bronx, N.Y. 


Carroll College, T6 

Southern California 

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 
drink line. 


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 
Riding Club. 


Grand Historian Bob Kelly, left, with 
fellow N.Y.U. alumni Bud Quadland, seated, 
and George Trudeau. Photo by Mary Kelly. 

Washington State 

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. 


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, 
Columbus, Ohio. 

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 
Gene Riling. 

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 
spring semester. 

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 
Base, N.Y. 

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, 
George Price. 

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 
Ord, Calif. 

Southern California: 
Larry Shinn. 

Sam Mooradian, 

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, 
damn real." 

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. 



"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- 
bara, Calif. 

Dave Reed, California Gamma, and Dorothy 
Burnett, on Columbus Day, 1951, at Santa 
Barbara, Calif. 

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- 
ton, Maine. 

Chester A. Worthylake, Jr., Maine Alpha, '52, 
and Carolyn Coolidge, during June, 1951, at 
Marblehead, Mass. 

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 
Flagstaff, Ariz. 

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 
Union, Mo. 

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 
Merchantville, N.J. 

Frank Gregory Bertics, New Jersey Beta, '52, 
and Ina Bobrovnichy, in August, 1951, in Lake- 
wood, N.J. 

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 
Charlotte, N.C. 

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 
Muskogee, Okla. 

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 


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 
Diego, Calif. 

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 
marine engineering. 

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- 
ton, N.C. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. McHugh, New 
York Alpha, '38, a daughter, Ann Elizabeth, on 
September 24, 1951, in Memorial Hospital, Mas- 
sena, N.Y. 

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 
28, 1951. 


Rutgers Sig Eps at the Colgate game do their best cheering coxswained by Werner Ewert's bugle. 

Pigskin Postlude 

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- 
sectional teams. 

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 
honorable mention. 

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 
6' tall. 

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 
Missouri Mines 

Bill Ulz, tackle 
Missouri Mines 

Dick Hampel, quarterback 
Missouri Mines 


Gene Huffman, halfback 
Missouri Mines 

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 
after graduation. 

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 
Southern California 

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 
Wake Forest 

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 
senior year. 

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 
football letters. 

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 
West Virginia 

Jim Danter, guard 
West Virginia 

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- 
uating senior. 

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. . . . 

Maine Alpha 

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 
Tom W^arren 

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 

iPick Hoffman 

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 

ToMii Selden 

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- 
ton, Va. 

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 
dramatics honorary. 

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 

Bob Pehrson 

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 
in Japan. 



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 

Bill Sarber 

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. 

Branson Bayless 

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. 

Jitn Danter 

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, 
football, 1950. 

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. 

—Jake Lantz 




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 
of five. 

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- 
sity hockey. 

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 

Bowling Green 

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. 



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 
water polo. 

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 
larger fraternities. 

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 

Colorado Mines 

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 
Chapel Choir. 

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- 
ming team. 

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 
fraternity house. 

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. 

—Joe Cullen 


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 
during mid-December. 


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 

Emporia State 

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, 
Wally Waldrip. 

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. 

—Bill Moredock 

Florida State 

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- 
pionship tournament. 

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 

Florida Southern 

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. 

—Bill Peterson 

Georgia Tech 

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 match. 

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 

Illinois Tech 

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 
a heart. 

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. 
—Donald Snipes 


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. 

—Don Asby 

Johns Hophins 

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 
last year, 

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 
as vice-president. 

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 
new drum-major. 

Phil Peterson served as a delegate of Pi Tau 
Sigma, national honorary mechanical engineer- 
ing fraternity, at its national convention at 
Lexington, Ky. 

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 
turnip chomper. 

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 
was tops. 

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 

Miami (Ohio) 

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. 

^Leo Wasserberger 


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. 

—Bob Johnson 

Mississippi State 

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 
McCarley, Miss. 

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 

Missouri Mines 

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 
trophy, entertained. 

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 
on campus. 

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. 

—Richard Whitaker 

New 3texico 

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. 
Raggett, Albuquerque. 

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, 
Frank Northup. 

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 
boxing finals. 

John Cunningham has been elected chaplain. 
—Alan A. Lowe 

Ohio Northern 

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. 
—Frank Shurtz 

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 

Oregon State 

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- 
cal engineering. 

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 
Alan Rose. 

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 
Frank Osborne. 

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 
first-floor bathroom. 

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 
master's degree. 

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 

San Diego 

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 
San Diego. 

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 

Santa Barbara 

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. 

Southern California 

Recent initiates: Larry Shinn, Alan Carpenter, 
Robert Riley, Richard Carter, Tom Eads, Harry 
Klinck, Charles Mathewson, Frank Erpelding, 
James Hotra, Hugh Kimball, George Gabrich, 
Hank Moomjian. 


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. 

—Ken Wing 


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 
Bob Campell. 

The annual "Flunker's Frolic" between Christ- 
mas and finals rounds out social activities until 
the spring semester and our Sweetheart banquet 
and ball, 

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 
Piety Hill. 

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. 

—Dick Whiteman 


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 
rush week. 

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- 
ternity Clique. 

Bill Parker is a member of Cowboys, honorary 
service organization, and student head of the 
Texas Union. 

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 
football team. 

-Ted Kipp 


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- 
planned program. 

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 
Ernie Spisz. 

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. 

—Buzz Bartow 


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 
ping-pong tournament. 

—John Smith 


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 
college journahsts. 

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 

W^ahe Forest 

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- 
vak played. 

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 
the school. 

We have a new housemother-dietitian for our 
dining hall— Mrs. Matti Bell Goodwin Jones of 
Dunn, N.C. 

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. 

—John Oates 


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 



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 
men pledged. 

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 
engineering honorary. 

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. 

—John Luedde 


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 
scholastic average. 

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. 

—Herb Braun 

HVorcester Tech 

Manpower: recent pledging of 25 men has 
increased the total number of men in the house 
to 76. 

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. 

—Phil Simon 


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. 

—Wayne Helterbran 

Rushees at Wisconsin enjoy buffet dinner. 
President Bob Martin at head of table. 

Sigma Phi Epsilon 


1949 edition 


A few hundred copies of the recently 
pubhshed Directory of members of the 
Fraternity are still available. For your 
copy of this useful book, address the 
Central Office, 15 North Sixth Street, 
Richmond 19, Va., enclosing one 
dollar. To be sure of getting a copy, 
write promptly. 

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Send for your free copy of our new 1951 BOOK OF TREASURES. 

■ Sig Ep houses had red doors long before 
the U. of Massachusetts boys (and now 
the Maine fellows have got them, too) wore 
red suspenders. 

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- 
ly displayed. 

■ 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, 

Edmonds, Wash. 
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 
Springs, III. 

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. 


Franklin St., Richmond, Va. 
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- 
man, Jr. 


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., 
Gainesville, Fla. 

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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Can /on spare a Dollar 
to send a bo/ to eanip? 

Help your Fraternity by helping others 

• 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 
Southern California. 

• 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 
a day. 

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