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In this issue: 

The Second Curriculum at Bowling Green 

H'ords at Meaning 

Brotherhood to wne 

_Ki\Ef{Y' SO often in every chapter there appears a pledge class which 
is exceptionally outstanding. And there is always one exceptional 
pledge in every such class. There was such a class this past fall at 
Lamar Tech, and, true to form, the exceptional pledge appeared. It 
is a practice in the pledge-training to submit to each pledge, at the 
end of the pledge period, a questionnaire which asks, among other 
things, "What have you, as a Sig Ep pledge, gained from your pledge- 
ship?" and "What is your own personal definition of brotherhood?" 
The following answer was given by a young man who would be an 
outstanding pledge in any chapter. 

BROTHERHOOD to me means a fellowship of people working and 
playing together in harmony. It means that one can depend on any 
other brother to help him in time of need. The fraternity man knows 
that his brothers are his friends and that they wouldn't do anything 
without first considering the effects it would have on the rest of the 

Brotherhood is a give and take procedure. A person must -give and 
receive in order to understand what brotherhood really is. It is something 
that is hard to explain but that which I have now acquired has made 
living more joyful for me. — John Manthey 

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This was written after long and thoughtful consideration and represents John Manthey's true feelings 
for the Brotherhood of Sigma Phi Epsilon. This is something our chapter has thought about and I am 
sure everyone else has, too, but expressed as it is, it might help others in finding the true meaning 
of brotherhood. John was initiated on February 26. His home is in Cleveland, Tex. — Jack McGlaun, 
Lamar Tech 



MAY 1961 

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Richard F. Whiteman, Business Manager; 
Myrtle Smith, Circulation; Harriet 
James, Helen Bane, and Florence Car- 
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August 6, 1932. Printed in the U.S.A. 


In this issue . . . 

Voice of the Fraternity 

Time Out for Humanity 

The Conclave Gets Ready to Roll 

The Fraternity Is a Living Thing 

Spotlight on Wichita's Songsters 




A New Heart for the Lone Star State jere kelly 18 

A Big Hand for "The Bobs" 22 

60,000th Sig Ep (Robert Edward Masters) 23 

It's Boomtime in Sunny Arizona William m. parke 24 

The President's Corner 

Headquarters Heartbeat 

Sip Epic Achievement 

Good of the Order 

Sig Ep Athletes 

With the Alumni 

Milestones (Married; Born; Died) 

On the Campus 

Directory of College Chapters 

That's About Everything 

Directory of Officers 





Enthusiasm is brewing for the Conclave. Of the many 
Colorado State U. brothers planning to be in Chi- 
cago September 4-7, few are as anxious as Tom 
Brennan but most are using more conventional trans- 
portation. The Southern Cal men have set up a "Con- 
clave Caravan" and we may read their boast on 
page 2: they will take home the Man-Mile Trophy. 
On page 14, Mike Lorenz, of the host undergraduate 
chapter, Illinois Tech, extends a charming invita- 
tion, while Dick Whiteman in his NHQ column on 
pages 31 and 32 contributes an officicd angle on the 
great 60th Anniversary celebration. 


It is hoped that the letters or portions of let- 
ters which appear in "Voice of Fraternity," 
for the spirit they bequeath and advice they in- 
clude, will contribute to a stronger bond. — Ed. 

Prc'Conclave Challenge 

We "The Conclave Caravan" of California 
Beta of the University of Southern California 
offer an open challenge to all chapters of Sigma 
Phi Epsilon. We believe we can win the Man- 
Mile Trophy handily. We firmly intend to bring 
the Man-Mile Trophy back to our house. 

The rules of the challenge are to be the same 
rules which are set up by the Grand Chapter 
Conclave Committee. The prize for this challenge 
shall be revealed later. The chapter which wins 
the Man-Mile Trophy will be the recipient. 

Approximately 14 brothers will be coming from 
Cal Beta, some from as far away as Alaska and 
Hawaii, where they will be working during the 
summer. The first of our caravan, our advance 
party, will leave sunny Southern California dur- 
ing the first week in August, led by Historian 
Jerry Craig. Near the end of August the main 
body of our carvan will leave Los Angeles. Able 
wagonmaster will be Chapter President Larry 
Brown, official delegate from Cal Beta. Alternate 
delegate will be Dick Martin, Conclave Chairman 
at the chapter. — Dick Martin, Southern Cali- 
fornia Chapter, 630 West 28th St., Los Angeles, 

2nd Lt. Nick Classen (left), K. U., and Vic 
Pecore, Rensselaer, at Fort Bliss. See letter. 

The National Bond 

Knowing that the Journal occasionally runs 
pictures of Sig Eps from different chapters whose 
paths cross, I am sending you a shot of 2nd Lt. 
Vic Pecore (right), Rensselaer, and 2nd Lt. Nick 
Classen, Kansas, '59, taken at Fort Bliss, Tex., 
where we met in the Officers' Basic Course. We 
completed our six-month tour of duty in April 
and are assigned to the Army Training Center 
here.— Nicholas W. Classen, Kansas, '59, 3023 
Copper Ave., El Paso, Tex. 

A 3Matter of Goals 

Reading the article in the last Journal on 
"Monmouth's Winning Scholarship Combination" 
reminds me very much of our situation here at 
Florida State. Two years ago we, too, were last 
on campus in scholarship among 15 fraternities. 
We wound up on social probation and our social 
activities were cut to a minimum. This was the 
first semester of 1959-60. The second semester 
with only grades to concentrate upon, we moved 
to eighth place and the pledges copped the tro- 
phy for the highest pledge grade average. How- 
ever, our goals had to be set much higher than 

So, beginning with the first semester of 1960-61, 
a rigid new scholarship program was instituted. 
Our pledges were required to attend study hall 
from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00, Sunday through Thurs- 
day. Big brothers kept a record of their little 
brothers' grades and helped them when they fell 
behind in their studies. In the middle of the 
semester, each pledge was sent around with grade 
sheets for all his professors so they could record 
his grade average and make suggestions for im- 
provement. As a study aid, a scholarship file of 
old tests was maintained. For added incentive, 
each pledge who maintained a 3.0 (4. system) 
grade average had his name engraved on a special 
trophy purchased by the chapter. The results of 
this program were unbelievable. The chapter 
scholastic standing jumped to second place and 
the pledges for the second time copped the 
"highest pledge average" trophy. Twelve out of 
23 pledges who made their grades made a 3.0 
or better. The fraternity standing (a 2.27) was 
above the all-men's average of 2.22. The Florida 
State chapter of Sig Ep had the largest number 
of men eligible for initiation out of all the fra- 
ternities on campus. 

However, all this success cannot be attributed to 
the scholarship program alone, but to the healthy 
attitude of each man toward scholarship and his 
duty to himself and the Fraternity. Upon this. 

the real success of any scholarship program lies. 
From last to second in two years — now onV/ liie 
top remains. — Bob Cissel, Historian, Florida State 
Chapter, Tallahassee, Fla. 

The Power of Believing 

It is well to talk of responsibility. But it seems 
to me that before a feeling of responsibility can 
be grasped, there must be an over-all understand- 
ing of the ideologies that the fraternity world has 
followed, that Sigma Phi Epsilon has followed and 
rejected, generated and regenerated. The ideas of 
influential men within a chapter, both when 
they are right and when they are wrong, are more 
powerful than is commonly understood. Perhaps 
one could state that since the beginning of man- 
kind to this very moment in history the world has 
been ruled by the most powerful and most in- 
fluential. Practical members who believe them- 
selves to be exempt from external intellectual in- 
fluences are usually those who are slaves to some 
philosopher's ideals. 

Victor Hugo once said that nothing in this 
world is so powerful as an idea whose time has 
come. The Thinker in the fraternity group inter- 
prets his idea and puts it forth as a truth, and 
this truth in turn leads to a course of action 
among men. 

These men are those who can say that they are 
the proudest men on this earth because they are 
the true leaders in the chapters of Sigma Phi 
Epsilon. They are good members because they 
realize that the respect they receive does not come 
from the memorization of the stanzas of some 
academic scribbler or from the mere repetition of 
cliches which have been dictated at the top level. 
These are the men who can interpret words into 
truths, and revere them as such. These are the 
men who realize the significance of ideas found 
in every Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter, and they are 
not afraid to state them under any circumstances. 
— Donald A. Dawson, Historian, Fort Hays 
Chapter, Fort Hays, Kan. 

Out, Datntired Spot! 

Concerning the article on Illinois Gamma's 
scholarship program as printed in the February, 
1961, Journal, I was disturbed by the advertised 
use of test files. Many colleges are against test 
files largely because they give the Greek an un- 
fair advantage. Here at Oregon Gamma we have 
no test files because we feel that they make grades 
the only object of learning. Fraternities are un- 
der enough pressure without advertising a poor 
practice by some chapters. — Van Killian, Schol- 
arship Chairman, Lewis and Clark College chap- 
ter, Portland, Ore. 

► Our Lord — Sigma Phi Epsilon's all-time 
Big Brother — says, "Nothing is hidden." 

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"We better not let anyone 
see us together in public," 

The Right to Select 

Dear Dr. Crimm: 

I have just finished reading your article in 
the February, 1961 issue of the Sigma Phi Ep- 
silon Journal. 

You mention that fraternities have been criti- 
cized because they select their members. But you 
fail to mention why they have been criticized. 
They have been criticized because they discrimi- 
nate against human beings solely on the basis of 
religion and color of skin. 

It was intimated by you that we should lay 
our moral and religious beliefs aside when you 
say a fraternity is not a crusading organization 
like a church. On the contrary, fraternities and 
individuals within have an obligation to speak 
up for what is right. Then the fraternity system 
will be looked upon with respect. 

As a private organization fraternities have the 
right to select members in any way they so de- 
sire. But what is immoral is when they discrimi- 
nate because of religion and skin color. 

Fraternity men should be able to select their 
brothers on the basis of individual worth. 

Your several carefully worded paragraphs on 
the selecting of members said very little but 
intimated much. It was an attempt to mislead, 
gloss over issues, and in effect represented a lot 
of muddled thinking and double talk. 

Many young impressionable men entering col- 
lege and fraternities will read your article. It is 
a sad commentary on the fraternity system that 
thoughts such as yours were permitted to be the 
feature article in our magazine. — Allen J. Gegen- 
WARTH, president, Valparaiso Alumni Association 
of Sigma Phi Epsilon, 1100 Wesley, Oak Park, 


Dear Brother Gegenwarth: -^ 

In answer to your letter of March 10 stating 
that my article in the February Journal of 
Sigma Phi Epsilon was a sad commentary on the 
fraternity system and represented a lot of mud- 
dled thinking. In reply, I would like to state that 
that article represents about thirty years of living 
with men of all religions and of all races, hiring 
men of all religions and of all races, and as a 
physician, treating men of all races and religions. 
During this time, I have been trying to educate 
rather than legislate racial problems. My remarks 
represent the result of a vast amount of experi- 

It seems to me that you people who call my 
position immoral are probably standing on the 
outside looking in instead of getting into the 
gist of the problem. In spite of the advances that 
have been made, there is still a long way to go. 
It cannot be accomplished during our generation. 

To be really specific, let's take the fraternity 
system in which we are both interested. If you 
look upon the fraternity as a home then we have 
a right to keep it as such. Now if you desire to 
make a colored home out of a chapter, that is fine. 
They will get along well. If you desire to make 
a white home out of a chapter, they will do their 
best to mold different viewpoints, personalities, 
etc. But from my experience, at this time in our 
society a mixed group does not flourish. They will 
fold up in a very short time. Likewise, when vary- 
ing proportions of white, colored, and yellow races 
band together in a fraternity, in a very short 
time they become inactive. In other words, our 
society is not ready to accept the living together 
of people of various races. Perhaps they do in 
some parts of the world, but until our society is 
sold on many other phases of discrimination, we 
cannot amalgamate them into a fraternity chapter 
or home. It is certainly not immoral not to do 
something if it is not workable. Immoral means 
contrary to conscience. Your conscience is un- 
bending whereas my conscience says a half a 
loaf is better than none. Would you sacrifice the 
fraternity system just to be moral or would you 
use the fraternity system to teach the brotherhood 
of men even though you cannot live intimately 
with all men while so doing? 

I went to school with colored students of all 
discriptions. After school they went to their home, 
and I went to mine. Everybody was tolerant 
about the whole situation. You may not think so 
but the colored student is happier with his own 
kind. Even though we have no color barrier in 
my hospital, the colored patients are much happier 
if they can be grouped together in a certain sec- 
tion. Of course, it is fine they desire this because 
many white patients are not yet ready to accept 
intimate association. Therefore, I again say that 
you may be ready to have your sister or daughter 
marry a colored student and bring him into your 
home, but up to now, I see no evidence that 
American people are ready to sanction such. Ac- 

cording to you they will have to remain immoral 
for a great many years until society in general 
accepts mixed marriages. — Paul D. Crimm, M.D., 
Ohio Wesleyan, Director, Boehne Hospital, Evans- 
ville, Ind. 


Penn Eta chapter was extremely disappointed 
upon receipt of the February issue of the Journal. 
Included in the issue was a section devoted to 
the outstanding football players who are mem- 
bers in Sigma Phi Epsilon. An all-Sig Ep team 
was picked from all the nominations that were 
sent to you. We at Penn Eta feel that our nomi- 
nation. Stew Barber, was well qualified and very 
deserving of a position on the team. Stew was 
selected as a first team All-East tackle, the 
Coaches' AU-American Team, and he represented 
Penn State in the Blue-Gray Game and the Senior 

Yet, even with these qualifications he was not 
selected to the All-Sig Ep Team. We are certain 
that many of the members who did make the 
team could not match this record of Stew Bar- 
ber's. We feel that Stew should have been given 
some kind of recognition for the outstanding job 
he has done in furthering the name of Sigma Phi 
Epsilon, and we were disappointed that your staff 
overlooked the name of Stew Barber. 

The Journal is one of the few means that we 
have to keep in touch with our alumni, because 
they live in all parts of the country. Without 
recognition in the Journal our Alumni have no 
idea what part their chapter is contributing to 
the furthering of its name on the campus and in 
our national fraternity. The only other way we 
have in keeping in touch with our Alumni is 
through our newsletter and it is published twice 
a year; so we have to depend on the Journal to 
keep Penn Eta in touch with its alumni. We have 
received comments about our not being repre- 
sented in the Journal, and these have certainly 
affected our relations with our alumni. 

We hope that in the future we will receive 
more recognition in the Journal. It could mean 
a great deal in our rushing and 'alumni pro- 
grams. — Richard Nippes, Penn State Chapter 
Historian, P.O. Box 539, State College, Pa. 

^ The recognition the Penn State chapter 
receives in the Journal is entirely up to the 
Penn State chapter. Every candidate sub- 
mitted for the 1960 All-Sig Ep Football Team 
either is listed on the team on page 24 of 
the February Journal or his name appears 
in the Honorable Mention listings on page 27 
of that issue. Penn State's Stew Barber was 
not reported in response to the Journal's 
request, nor were many other fine Sig Ep 
gridiron stars. Why? Failure to follow 

through on the assignment.. Perhaps "vciy 
chapter should make certain it pledges at 
least one man with the industry and a re- 
sponsible itch to write. In recent years Penn 
State has been one of the Fraternity's poorest 
reporting chapters. 

I sincerely hope that you still are in fine shape 
after you read this letter. Since this is the first 
material that North Carolina Eta Chapter of 
High Point College has submitted for publication 
in over a year, I hope that the shock yoU received 
when you opened this copy was not too great. . . . 

I trust we can get to know each other better 
during my final year here, and that we can each 
do our part — me write, you print — to help N.C. 
Eta get the recognition that it deserves. — Thomas 
Jay Brumbley, Historian High Point Chapter, 
High Point College, High Point, N.C. 

Enclosed is the copy that you requested for 
the May issue of the Journal. Having just been 
elected, I am still in the process of becoming 
acquainted with my duties as Historian. However, 
I am aware that communications between this 
chapter and the Journal have not been exactly 
praiseworthy. My immediate predecessor did his 
best to remedy this situation. Unfortunately, he 
was forced to resign by academic pressures before 
he could carry out his intentions. I assure you 
that I will do all that I can in keeping you in- 
formed of our activities here at Oklahoma Delta. 
I hope that you will see fit to pubUsh one or 
two items in the Journal because it would do 
wonders for the chapter. — Pat O'Reilly, His- 
torian, Oklahoma City U. Chapter, Oklahoma 
City, Okla. 

It is my contention that you can get a good 
idea about the strength of a chapter by the type 
of co-operation it gives the Journal. — F. J. 
Marky, Ohio State, Delco Moraine, 1420 Wis- 
consin Blvd., Dayton 1, Ohio. 

► Hear! Hear! 

Just a note to tell you how much I enjoyed the 
February Journal. The magazine does a mighty 
good job of keeping the old fraternity right on 
the front porch always. 

However, as usual, my chapter (Kent State 
U.) seems downright lazy about sending in news, 
and so I am in the dark about activities there. 

Michael Santoro, my Sig Ep classmate ('58), is 
an architect with the New York law firm of 
Eggers and Higgins and lives at 19 Valiant Drive, 
Great Neck. 

Your correspondent teaches social studies in 
Sewanhaka High School, Floral Park, N.Y. So 
we are not too widely separated. — Bernard 
Reiner, Kent State, '58, 16 Main St., East Rock- 
away, N.Y. 

I wish to congratulate you on the last Journal 
which I have just finished reading. In my opinion 
it was one of the best and most interesting that 
has come out. 

In connection with the N.I.C. meeting in Cali- 
fornia, I noticed the remarks made by Senator 
Barry Goldwater. I would like to offer a sugges- 
tion; that reprints of his talk be sent to each ac- 
tive and alumni chapter and urge that it be read 
in chapter meetings. — Keith Congdon, Colorado 
State, '24, 4629 Southern, Dallas, Tex. 

^ A copy of Senator Barry Goldwater's ad- 
dress was provided for every Sig Ep chapter. 

Please accept my deep apologies! 

It seems impossible but your letter of last May 
was sent to Box 191, Radio City Station, New 
York City and became mixed in with the thou- 
sands of votes that we get on the Original Ama- 
teur Hour. To my shame, it has just come to 
my attention. 

Of course, I realize there is nothing that can 
be done, but I did want you to know that your 
communication was not ignored. 

My very best wishes to you all and to the 
continued success of Sigma Phi Epsilon — Ted 
Mack (William E. Maguiness), Denver, 1270 
Avenue of the Americas, New York 20, N.Y. 

Good for Washburn! 

The Stetson chapter would like to congratulate 
the more than 50 men who pledged Kansas Delta 
at Washburn University. This moved Sig Ep 
from smallest to largest fraternity at Washburn. 
This type of action should make us all stop to 
appreciate our National and the work of our na- 
tional oflBcers. The best of luck to Kansas Delta! 
— Carl Adams, Historian, Stetson Chapter, De 
Land, Fla. 

Who Has Best Paper? 

EDITORS of chapter newspapers who 
wish to enter the Benjamin Hobson Fray- 
ser competition for the best active paper 
published during the 1960-61 term should 
send at least one copy of any one issue 
published during the term to the Editor 
of the Journal, at 744 Lake Crest Drive, 
Menasha, Wis. 

Papers will be judged and the winner 
announced in the Journal. 

The Frayser Award for the 1959-60 term 
was won by the chapter at Dartmouth 
College for the excellence of its news- 
paper. The Dartmouth Indian. 

Time Out for Humanity 

Sig Eps at Arizona, Arkansas State, Bowling Green, 
Colorado State, Drake, Evansville, and elsewhere 
contribute to the Heart Fund and other help-thy 
neighbor projects, but with the brothers at KU 
''Time Out for Humanity" is a cherished tradition 

t KU, John Jarvis checks with Alpha 
bi's Jodie Landrum as drive begins. 

THE Heart Fund has long been a national 
project of Sig Ep, and the Sig Eps at the 
University of Kansas have long led the field 
in offering voluntary assistance to the Kaw 
Valley Heart Association. 

Chapter solidarity gained through such an 
effort at community co-operation is a key to 
campus climbing. 

It was because of the 100 per cent service 
donated each year that Mrs. L. M. Tread- 
well, executive director of the association, ap- 
proached chapter activities chairman Chuck 
Hammond with the proposal that Sig Ep 
organize the drive for the entire city of Law- 
rence this year. Her plan was accepted. 

Lawrence, Kan., is the site of the Univer- 
sity of Kansas. 

Chuck, working with Mrs. Carl J. Clifton of 
Lawrence and Mrs. Treadwell, began the 
long weeks of planning for Heart Sunday, 
February 26, 1961. 

The plan called for 250 Greek volunteers 
plus a Lawrence resident to serve as district 
chairman for each six square blocks of the 

Hammond began by calling other campus 
fraternities and sororities and, following 
hours of discussion and sales-talking, gained 
support from Alpha Phi and Gamma Phi Beta 
sororities and Phi Gamma Delta, Delta Chi, 



Ken Costich (left) and Carl Martinson stop 
for coffee and sandwich at drive headquartersi 

At Memphis State, Preston Robb and Doyle Join^ 
(standing) help pledges James Barbee, Eddie ClitOj 
and Bill Williams stamp Heart Fund envelop* 

Utah State's Heart Fund Drive committee. Seated, from left: President Wally Johnson and Dave Allen. 
Standing: Tony Cluff, Chuck Hicks, Verl Oakland, Montie Miller, Jerry Jensen, and Ron Huntzinger. 

and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternities. Alpha Phi 
guaranteed 100 per cent participation, while 
the other promised 60 per cent co-operation. 
The Heart Fund is also a national project of 
Alpha Phi. 

Meanwhile, Mrs. Clifton arranged to have 
the Lawrence National Bank serve as Heart 
Sunday headquarters. Lawrence housewives 
volunteered to serve coffee and sandwiches 
to the Greek solicitors. 

Two coffees and an organizational meeting 
between the district chairmen and the plan- 
ning committee (Treadwell, Clifton, and 
Hammond) were held. It was decided prizes 
would be offered to the person in each house 
with the largest collection total for the most 

A cloudy but mild Sunday afternoon 
greeted the volunteers. Car pools were ar- 
ranged and district meetings started at 5:00 

Central Michigan mem- 
ber earns "extra credit" 
by entertaining youngster 
at Mount Pleasant home. 

South Carolina Sig Eps 
enlist help of co-eds 
to conduct record tag 
sale in Columbia, S.C. 

North Carolina Sig Eps make 
use of their red vests in 
attracting donors to Heart 
Fund on Chapel Hill street. 

P.M. sharp. The meetings were held in private 
homes. Six Greeks were assigned to each 
district. Each Greek was required to canvass 
one square block. 

Like precision clockwork, each volunteer 
was given a collection packet, consisting of 
collection envelopes, brochures for the donors, 
and identification tags. 

By 7:30 p.m. the volunteers were all 
gathered at the bank. In just 2^/2 hours 
Lawrence's 13,000 people had been canvassed. 

The men of Kansas Gamma have discovered 
time and again that nothing exposes a person 
to the needs and wants of humanity more 
than pleading for a worthy cause. Nothing 
regenerates a belief in faith better than a 
warm smile from a donor. 

There were cold refusals and souring ex- 
periences, such as the man who demanded a 
signed receipt from the volunteer for his 
50-cent contribution. 

But these are far outweighed by other 
experiences. One Sig Ep was greeted at the 
door by a pert, six-year-old girl. As the 
solicitor told the child's mother the purpose 
of his visit, the little girl vanished. Seconds 
later, she returned, two shiny pennies 
clenched in her hand. Eyes wide, she pre- 
sented the cherished pennies to the solicitor. 
"Someone else needs these more than I do," 
she said. 

An elderly woman greeted the volunteer at 
the door of her small, unpainted frame house 
in a poorer section of town. "Oh, thank good- 
ness you stopped at my little home," she 

said. "I was so afraid you people would miss 
me." She presented the single five-dollar bill 
from her small plastic purse. 

Contributions ranging from the little girl's 
pennies to a $50 dollar check totaled 
$2,107.65. Sig Ep and Alpha Phi topped the 
other groups in amounts collected, Sig Ep 
taking the honors with the highest average in 
collections per man. 

Gary Smith received a five-dollar gift cer- 
tificate at a Lawrence clothing store for 
being the most successful Sig Ep solicitor. 

Hammond and Mrs. Treadwell arranged 
for publicity throughout the planning stages 
and the drive itself, with the Lawrence, To- 
peka, and Kansas City papers. A full-page 
spread appeared in the University Daily 

Kansas Gamma gained not only the values 
of personal satisfaction and a stronger chap- 
ter unity from this project but a tremendous 
boost in community standing. The community 
was given the opportunity, through this drive, 
to see Greek groups in something other than 
a selfish, materialistic context. 

Don't you have such a drive in your com- 
munity? If not the Heart Fund, drives are 
constantly being conducted for the Commu- 
nity Chest or for the Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, 
and Mental Health foundations. Opportunities 
to serve humanity abound in every college 

Working for humanity requires sacrifice — 
of time and ability. Your community may ap- 
pear thankless toward your effort until one 

looks beneath the surface to the personal 
thank-yous received from those in charge, to 
the silent gratitude of community donors. 

A chapter must go into a drive with only 
the joy of contributing service to a worthy 
cause as an end-product in mind. Any recog- 
nition accompanying must be considered in- 
cidental. Recognition is only a symbol of 
appreciation from the community — a simple 
acknowledgment of the work done and must 
not be confused with a material award. A 
chapter cannot ask for thanks from people 
who are themselves giving of their time and 

Many chapters of the Fraternity are making 
the systematic doing of good deeds a tradi- 
tion which they take great pride in passing 
down to the members who come after them. 
Noteworthy instances of exemplary service to 
humanity are described in the following 

Last December Arizona Sig Eps (jointly 
with the Tri Deltas) held their first Christmas 
party for underprivileged children. 

Arkansas State Sig Eps collected $357 for 
the Craighead County Heart Fund drive Feb- 
ruary 19. Members and pledges manned road- 
blocks on all highways leading in and out 
of Jonesboro. Despite cold weather the drive 
was rated a success. This makes the fourth 
consecutive year the Sig Eps have assisted in 
the Heart Fund drive in Craighead County 
and this year the Sig Eps collected more than 
any other group. 

Bowling Green Sig Eps took first place 
in the United Campus Appeal Charities Drive, 
donated $50 to the Wood County Hospital 
Fund, contributed to the California Poly- 
technic Institute Memorial Fund, sent a 

Bowling Green's housemother, Mrs. Mary 
Mathie, gave benefit luncheon for hospital. 

100-per cent contribution to the Sigma Phi 
Epsilon Camp Fund (for the tenth year in a 
row), and helped to canvass the city of 
Bowling Green for both the Heart Fund and 
the Easter Seal campaign. 

At Bowling Green also, not the brothers but 
Housemother Mrs. Mary Mathie held a bene- 
fit luncheon at the house, to which other 
housemothers and head residents were in- 
vited, the proceeds (approximately $50) go- 
ing to the Wood County Hospital Drive. 

The pledges served the luncheon while 
members of the undergraduate chapter sere- 
naded the guests. 

The entire campus took notice of this new 
kind of "benefit" and the reputation of the 
chapter was greatly enhanced in the com- 

Central Michigan Sig Eps 
at the blood bank. They 
have donated 100 pints or 
more fourth year in a row. 


The Hearts and Arrows of Colorado State 

U., the Sig Eps and Pi Beta Phi, co-operated 
for the annual Valentine Day party for under- 
privileged children of Fort Collins, The party 
has been a traditional event for years. More 
than 30 children were entertained with games, 
movies, refreshments, and pony rides. The 
children were picked up at their homes and 
returned after the afternoon of fun. 

Drake members and pledges teamed up 
with the Alpha Phis to solicit money for the 
Heart Fund. Couples went from door to door 
and also placed coin containers in all fra- 
ternity and sorority houses, dormitories and 
business establishments around the campus. 
The drive was a success and a considerable 
amount of money was collected. Dick Mathe- 
son was chairman. 

Evansville Sig Eps joined forces with 
Kentucky Wesleyan Sig Eps, as members and 
pledges acted as ushers for the 1961 Heart 
Fund Drive show held January 13 at Roberts 
Municipal Stadium in Evansville. The Dixie- 
land jazz show was headed by Roy Liberto 
and his Bourbon Street Six from New 
Orleans, and the Mound City Six from St. 

On Heart Sunday, brothers and pledges 
went from door to door, covering a good por- 
tion of the downtown district of Evansville. 
They collected over $225 in a period of three 

Florida State Sig Eps joined the Leon 
County Heart Council in a new fund-raising 
project for the Heart Fund. Instead of pay- 
ing for coffee, customers at some 68 restau- 
rants in the Tallahassee area were asked to 
make donations to the Heart Fund drive. In- 

vitations to have coffee were distributed by 
fraternity members along with the Heart 
Fund donation kits. The free coffee ofiEer ran 
from 12:00 p.m. February 14, Valentine's Day 
to 12:00 P.M. the following day. At the end 
of this time the kits were picked up and 
brought to the Sig Ep house. Here the pen- 
nies, dimes, and quarters totaling some $300 
were put into money wrappers and given to 
a Heart Fund representative. 

High Point College, now under a new 
president, is trying to achieve a warm rela- 
tionship with the city of High Point. Presi- 
dent Wendell Patton recently appointed a 
committee to look into the possibilities, and 
Brother Jimmy Edwards was chosen chair- 
man. Through committee efforts, the Garden 
Club of High Point is beautifying the college 
campus by planting flowers and shrubs. The 
Sig Eps have been working with the Alpha 
Gamma Deltas on Thursday afternoons in as- 
sisting the Garden Club. 

At Idaho State, the Sig Eps rolled up 
their sleeves and contributed 38 pints of blood 
in the recent Red Cross blood drive. Members 
contributed 12 pints above the chapter quota 
and won the first-place trophy. 

Indiana Sig Eps received a bronze plaque 
for outstanding work during the Heart Fund 
drive. Sig Ep pledges, under the chairman- 
ship of Frank Radwan, teamed up with the 
Alpha Phis and campaigned for two days. It 
was the pledges' Help Week project. 

Iowa Wesleyan Sig Eps for the fourth 
consecutive year sponsored the Muscatine 
Elks Chanters on campus to raise benefits for 
the Heart Fund, and were awarded a certifi- 
cate of merit for outstanding service. 

Maine Sig Eps last fall joined with other 
fraternities in the drive in the local areas for 
the benefit of the fight against Muscular 
Dystrophy. Out of the 17 fraternities, the Sig 
Eps contributed the second highest amount. 
As a consequence the local Heart Fund As- 
sociation named the chapter to sponsor a teen- 
age dance for the benefit of the Heart Fund. 

Florida State Sig Eps obtain 
excellent co-operation from 
Tallahassee merchant as they 
bring Heart Fund drive mate- 
rial to his place of business. 


Central Michigan undergraduate 
points to list of blood donors, 
showing that by "giving from the 
heart" chapter reached its goal. 

Monmouth pledges as their class project 
devoted approximately 70 man hours to clean- 
ing a new addition to the First Methodist 
Church of Monmouth. 

At Monmouth also, organized by chapter 
president Rod McQueen and Francais Mere- 
dith of the Monmouth Savings and Loan As- 
sociation, the 51-man Sig Ep Heart Fund 
team canvassed two-thirds of the city's popu- 
lation. Collecting the most money during the 
drive was Robert Pierce, who turned in $53. 
The chapter collected approximately $600 in 

At North Carolina, Sig Eps and the local 
Heart Fund raised $330.15 for heart research. 
Sixteen brothers and pledges stationed them- 
selves at three of the town's intersections and 
solicited for the Heart Fund when cars 
stopped for the traffic lights. The campaign 
was for three hours one February afternoon. 

The members wore red vests and white 
shirts to attract attention to the Heart Fund 
money containers. 

Oregon Sig Eps to raise money for the 
Heart Fund divided their membership into 
teams which canvassed a 70-block area in the 
door-to-door campaign. In less than two hours 


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the job was done and more than $340 had 
been collected. 

South Carolina Sig Eps on Valentine's 
Day collected $360 for the Heart Association 
at 35 locations in the Columbia business dis- 
trict. After the tag sale, an informal party for 
those who helped during the tag sale and for 
representatives of the Heart Association was 
held at the fraternity house. 

During the month, Sig Eps helped stuflF en- 
velopes with educational material, labeled 
letters, and did other helpful jobs at the 
Heart Fund headquarters. 

A flying squad of fraternity men and dates 
canvassed different areas of Columbia on 
Heart Sunday, February 28, where workers 
could not fulfill their assignments. Also 
transportation was given by SPE for the 
workers who could not return their donations 
to the Heart Fund headquarters. 


Four University of Richmond Sig Eps were 
given cash scholarships totaling $1,000 at a col- 
lege assembly program in March. John B. Dorsey, 
Richmond, Sig Ep district governor did the 

The scholarships were set up through the be- 
quest of William L. Phillips, one of the Founders 
of the Fraternity and longtime Grand Secretary, 
who died in 1956. The scholarships are given an- 
nually to junior and senior members of the Fra- 
ternity at Richmond on the basis of scholastic 
achievement and college and fraternity activity 

Awards of $250 each were made to Randolph C. 
Cox, Jr., Albert C. Dawson, C. Carrington Gravatt, 
Jr., and Charles D. Stevens. All are jimiors. 

Cox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cox of Norfolk, is 

majoring in English and Spanish and preparing 
for a career in college teaching. He is active in 
religious and music activities at the University and 
an oflBcer of the chapter. 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Campbell Dawson of 
Heathsville, Dawson is majoring in Spanish and 
planning a career in college teaching. He is active 
in the University student newspaper and the 
marching band. 

A pre-medical student majoring in chemistry, 
Gravatt who comes from Arlington, is active in 
University political activities and is a section edi- 
tor of the yearbook and has been a chapter officer. 

Stevens is active in University political ac- 
tivities and is a member of the marching band. 
He is the son of Rev. and Mrs. C. R. Stevens of 


What Makes a Fraternity Good? 

A Good Conclave Helps! 

The Chicago hosts 

and the NHQ 

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the four days of September 4-7 

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The Conclave Gets Ready to Roll 

HUB of the Continent — that's what they 
call Chicago. And this city will be the 
hub of Sig Ep activity during the 60th An- 
niversary Conclave on September 4, 5, 6, 
and 7. 

The committees have been putting whole- 
hearted effort into some high-powered plans 
for the edification, enlightenment, and en- 
tertainment of all the delegates. 

Executive Director Richard F. Whiteman 
has made several trips to correlate the busi- 
ness side of the program with that of the 
hosts. Hospitality Chairman Harold O. Hayes, 
St., states that the Conclave promises 
"new and rewarding experiences." Alumni 
Participation Committee Chairman William 
L. Beck, realizing that a Conclave without 
many alumni present isn't a successful Con- 


clave at all, promises maximum registration 
of graduates of all vintages. Thomas A. 
Lothian, as Alumni Chapter Host Representa- 
tive, will help them to have the rewarding 
time that they came for. 

Between the committee of Richard Rodgers, 
Undergraduate Participation Chairman, and 
that of Mike Lorenz, hospitality chairman 
for the host undergraduate chapter — Illinois 
Tech — the horde of collegians who invade the 
Drake Hotel for the four vital days will be 
well looked after. 

The wives of Sig Eps who come will find a 
rewarding program in store for them. Mrs. 
Thomas A. Lothian has arranged a series of 
stimulating events which will give pleasure 
and edification to the ladies. 

To Sig Eps everywhere. Conclave Vice- 

chairman John E. Comerford says: "I am sure 
that the trip to Chicago will be worth while." 
In the November Journal District Gover- 
nor Robert E. Dunn enumerated some of the 
outstanding assets which make Chicago "the 
most perfect convention city in America." The 
Drake Hotel, he pointed out, situated at the 
top of the "Magnificent Mile," leads into 
every sort of attraction, whatever a man's in- 
terests may be. 

The Business Sessions 

A Conclave is for brotherhood and of course 
when the attractions are too attractive they 
may detract from concentrated participation 
in the business sessions. 

The first business session, the first of six, 
will be called at 1:30 Monday afternoon. 
After an invocation, brief messages of wel- 
come, some introductions, and accreditation 
of delegates, Grand President C. Maynard 
Turner will read the long list of committee 
appointments. Though the list is not yet final, 
it is likely these will include Housing, Alumni 

Program, Auditing, Awards, Constitution and 
By-Laws, District System, Growth, Insignia, 
Journal, Membership, Nominations, Pledge 
Training, Press and Public Relations, Resolu- 
tions, Ritual, Scholarship, and Song Book. 
An attempt will be made to place every dele- 
gate to the Conclave on a committee. 

The second session will be held Monday 
evening at 7:00 and will be devoted chiefly to 
reports of elected and appointed officers. 

There will be one business session on Tues- 
day, beginning at 10:30 in the morning; the 
afternoon will be given over to Chapter Op- 
erations Workshops, an innovation, and the 
Awards Banquet will be held that evening. 

The fourth session, on Wednesday morn- 
ing, should see the delegates well into legis- 
lation and debate. Many committees will have 
their reports completed and with these some 
resolutions will be submitted. Meanwhile the 
National Board will present its list of resolu- 
tions. This order of business will continue 
throughout the fifth session, called at 2:30, 
Wednesday afternoon. The 60th Anniversary 


Adier Planetarium, at 900 East Achsah Bond 
Drive, is one of famous astronomical museums. 

Banquet will be held that evening. 

Only one session, the sixth and final, is 
scheduled for Thursday. Beginning at 9:00 
A.M., it will wind up unfinished business and 
witness the nomination of officers and their 
election and induction. 

Though the foregoing paragraphs are rather 
a dispassionate rundown, it won't be that way 
at all. When brothers are witnessed in the 
kind of action and associations that a Con- 
clave produces, it is an exciting thing. Under- 
graduates whose names one hears for the first 
time — brothers gifted in oratory and with 
inspiration for leadership — give impromptu 
addresses on the floor that are recalled with 
admiration years after. Many Sig Eps have 
heard the words of inspiration of Dean U. G. 
Dubach — sometimes he gives you a kick in 
the pants with them (lovingly) — and those 
who have not heard him have a memorable 
treat in store. 

More information will be presented in the 
September Journal which is scheduled to 

Chicago's Art Museum, on Michigan Avenue at 
Adams Street, exhibits world masterpieces. 

be mailed at least two weeks before the Con- 
clave. Members of the National Board are 
meeting in Chicago on June 3-5 at which time 
final Conclave plans and proposed Conclave 
action will be discussed. A list of the dele- 
gates and alternates will be published. Also 
by that time the hard-working committees of 
the Chicago Alumni Chapter will have things 
at a fine pitch. 

Undergraduate Welcome 

This year the 60th Anniversary Conclave and 
Twenty-Seventh Grand Chapter will be held 
in Chicago at the Drake Hotel. I wish to ex- 
tend to all of you a cordial invitation on be- 
half of myself and the local chapter to attend. 
My name is Mike Lorenz and I will be serv- 
ing as Undergraduate Chapter Host Repre- 

The local chapter is Ulinois Beta at Illinois 
Tech. I want to urge you, my brothers, to at- 
tend this Conclave because, like the Con- 
claves in the past it is sure to be a stimulating 
and unforgettable experience. 

The Drake is located right on Chicago's 
Lake Front and directly across the street is a 
long bathing beach. At night you will find 
yourself in the Chicago's night life and dur- 
ing the day many places of interest are easily 

This Conclave will be especially memorable 
for Ulinois Beta. Not only will we be afforded 
the opportunity to act as hosts, but we will 
also be dedicating our new chapter house at 
this time. Ever since Ulinois Beta received its 
charter on April 24, 1948, we have waited and 
worked for the day we could build our own 
chapter house, h seems appropriate to us 
that this day should come at the time of the 
60th Anniversary Conclave. I wish all of our 
brothers to know that they will be welcome 
at this dedication. 

In closing I would like to say that from 

September 3 to September 7 I hope that I 

will have the opportunity of meeting many of 

you and extending my hand in brotherhood. 


Michael A. Lorenz 


For Kent State's BILL KAIVTOft 

The Fraternity Is a living Thin^ 

-1. HE author, shown at extreme left with group of Kent State 
brothers, won a trip to Florida for the essay on this page. The 
essay was judged the best in a contest staged by the alumni on the 
subject, ''What Sigma Phi Epsilon Means to Me." Undergraduate 
members of the chapter were eligible. At the end of Winter Quarter, 
Bill took a jet plane to Miami and spent a week at Fort Lauder- 
dale on the generous expense account afforded him by the Alumni 
Board, which has promised to make the contest with its handsome 
prize an annual event. 

SIGMA PHI EPSILON has a growing meaning. 
It began with rushing and the search for 
something. I can't really explain what that 
"something" was, but when I found it in this 
house I Knew. This something is the feeling 
which came and grew with pledging. As a 
pledge I began to learn the meaning of fra- 
ternity life and the meaning of being a fra- 
ternity man. 

Activation was a beginning and an end. It 
ended the wonder of what it was like to be a 
brother, and the wonder of what so many men 
had in common in Sigma Phi Epsilon. Acti- 
vation began the real meaning of the frater- 
nity. It meant working and playing as a 
brother had just begun. It meant that close 
ties had been formed which would last for the 
rest of my life. These meanings are all re- 
newed at every activation. 

Impressions of Sigma Phi Epsilon have 
grown and they will keep on growing as long 
as I live. The feeling of accomplishment in- 
volved in helping our fraternity grow. The joy 
of a team working to reach a goal whether it 
be on the athletic field or in scholastic de- 
velopment. The satisfaction of achieving goals 
for and in the fraternity. The great pleasure 
of helping a brother or receiving help with- 
out question, or expected remuneration. The 

deep thought and soul-searching which goes 
on in selecting pledges and officers. All of 
these meanings reach new highs, but never 
seem to stop growing. 

Every time the brothers sing there is a 
warm feeling which all brothers feel. Every 
time the house is decorated there is the feel- 
ing of a common goal. Every time guests com- 
pliment the brothers there is a feeling of 
pride and accomplishment. All of these feel- 
ings and meanings make Sigma Phi Epsilon, 
our chapter, the great organization that it is. 

The fraternity is a living thing made up of 
men with like goals and aspirations. Some of 
these aspirations may never be achieved, but 
the working for these goals gives fraternity 
life its true meaning. 

The feeling of brotherhood was never 
greater than finding out that brothers actually 
care about what happens to the individual. A 
specific instance which sticks in my mind 
came about when a brother went to the health 
center without telling anyone, and after one 
day the brothers had called all of the hos- 
pitals in the surrounding area to locate this 
brother. Then when this member was located 
the brothers came to see him. How does it 
feel to have this happen? . . . GREAT. I 
know because I was that brother. 


A quartet of Wichita songsters 
gather around the house piano 
for a bit of noon-hour harmony. 

Spotlight on Wichita's Songsters 

Parts are studied with 
a look of concentration 
as the baritones get to- 
gether to iron out a few 
remaining differences. 

Meet the "Sigston Trio" 
— popular entertainers 
who have a fine name in 
Wichita for their talent. 


The Conclave favor, 
a new recording of 
the Fraternity songs, 
will be the work of 
Wichita U Sig Eps 



THE spotlight at the Kansas Eta chapter 
has been on singing for the past few 
months as the local Sig Eps tune up for their 
national recording session. 

Last year, the WU chapter was authorized 
to cut a 12-inch, 33-LP record of all the na- 
tional fraternity songs. The chapter was se- 
lected in competition will all the other Sigma 
Phi Epsilon chapters in the country following 
an evaluation of tape recordings submitted 
and personal visits by Grand Chapter repre- 

The WU Sig Eps hold practice sessions 
each week usually of two or more hours' dura- 
tion. The group is directed by Chuck Linds- 
ley, music junior, who brings a wealth of 
musical talent to the chapter. 

Lindsley is a member of a select group of 
University voices. The Madrigal Singers, and 
has had much experience in choral direction. 
He hails from Johnson, Kan., and puts the 
WU chapter's singing talents in good hands. 

Tentative plans call for cutting the record 

Chuck Lindsley, music junior at WU, 
directs the Kansas Eta group as they 
prepare for their Chicago experience. 

of 25 fraternity songs in Chicago early in 
June. The recording session will be held in 
the RCA Studios in that city. 

The group will be flown by chartered air- 
plane to the Windy City on May 31, with 50 
members making the trip. An 8-hour rehearsal 
will be held June 1, followed by a similar 
8-hour recording session the next day. The 
project will be co-ordinated by Karl Schmidt, 
national song director. 

The albums, complete with a picture of the 
WU chapter on the cover, will be given as a 
favor at the 1961 National Conclave to be held 
in Chicago in September. Also, they will be 
sold on an individual basis to Sig Ep chapters 
throughout the nation. 

The purpose of the recording will be to 
standardize the songs which are common to 
all Sig Eps, explained Karl Schmidt, during 
a recent visit to the Wichita chapter. He was 
favorably impressed with the chapter's prog- 
ress on the many songs during his visit. 

Locally, the chapter is planning to present 
a concert to the students and citizens of 
Wichita shortly before they make the journey 
to Chicago. The Sig Ep men are well-known 
around Wichita for their musical talents as 
they have copped the annual Greek Sing trophy 
for two consecutive years. Also, they sere- 
nade the sororities on campus whenever an 
opportunity presents itself. 

The trip will be the highlight of the local 
year as the Wichita Sig Eps sing their way 
to Chicago. 

Wichita's songsters 
cheer mightily after 
their second straight 
triumph in Wichita 
U's Greek Sing. 


Grand President C. Maynard 
Turner presents charter to 
Jerry Norman and Dean of 
Men J. W. Rollins at instal- 
lation banquet on March 4. 


A New Heart lor the lone Star State 

Colony at East Texas State 
is installed as sixth Sig Ep 
chapter in Texas on March 4 

SIGMA PHI EPSiLON brought another bud- 
ding nucleus of national college brother- 
hood to the Southwest on March 4 when 
Grand President C. Maynard Turner installed 
a new chapter at East Texas State College, 
Commerce, Tex. Initiation was held for 24 

Tony Gavin, Thomas Nugent, and Wally Hart at the reception held installation weekend. 





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Grand President C. Maynard Turner describes the progress and objectives of the Fraternity. 

members of the Sig Ep colony, which was 
formerly the Tejas Social Club at East Texas 
State. It is the Fraternity's 151st chapter. 

Installation activities began on Friday eve- 
ning, March 3, with a reception in the Home 
Economics Building attended by member of 
the administration, faculty, and Greek organi- 
zations of the College. 

Initiation began the following morning at 
the First Baptist Church in Commerce. Mem- 

bers of the colony were initiated by a degree 
team from Texas Beta at North Texas State 
College; Grand President Turner; Chester 
Lee, District XVI governor; and Darrel 
Brittsan, director of chapter services. 

At the close of the initiation, Wayne Bower, 
president of the Dallas Alumni Chapter, pre- 
sented a check to Jerry Norman, Texas Zeta 
president, for the building fund. Also intro- 
duced to the chapter was Mike Harms of 

New initiates with initiation team from North Texas State, Brothers Turner, Lee, 
and Brittsan, and some members of Dallas Alumni Chapter who attended the banquet. 

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Dallas Alumni Chapter president Wayne 
Bower presents check for building fund 
to Jerry Norman, president, Texas Zeta. 

Irving, Tex., new assistant district governor. 

Presentation of the charter was made Sat- 
urday evening at banquet at the Washington 
Hotel in nearby Greenville. Following the 
banquet, the alumni board entertained ban- 
quet guests and Tejas Club alumni at an in- 
formal party in the hotel. 

Installation activities were climaxed Sunday 
when new members of the chapter and the 
pledge class attended morning services at the 
First Baptist Church in Commerce. 

Undergraduates who were initiated as char- 
ter members of Texas Zeta are Jerry Norman, 
president, from Ennis; Tony Gavin, vice- 


The group at Louisiana State University, 
Baton Rouge, La., was installed as Louisiana 
Beta on April 8, with Grand President 
C. Maynard Turner presenting the charter. 

On April 15, the Sig Ep Colony at East 
Carolina College, Greenville, N.C., became 
North Carolina Kappa Chapter of Sigma Phi 
Epsilon, with Grand President Turner again 
on hand to officiate at the installation. 

On April 22, the Sig Ep Colony at Mon- 
tana State College, Bozeman, Mont., became 
Montana Beta. 

Plans for installing the Sig Ep Colony at 
the University of Nevada, Reno, Nev., on 
April 29 as Nevada Alpha, giving the Fra- 
ternity its first chapter in the state of Nevada, 
are awaiting approval. 

One reactivation was included in the 
schedule of charter grants. Virginia Delta at 
the College of William and Mary, originally 
installed on June 11, 1904, and deactivated 
on June 4, 1938, was re-established with ap- 
propriate ceremonies on May 7. 

Illustrated stories of these charter events 
will appear in the September Journal. 

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president, from Caddo Mills; Richard Rob- 
erts, historian, from Annona; Jack Black- 
wood, Ennis; Grady Booker, secretary, from 
Dallas; Gordon Cox, Cunningham; Larry 
Gayler, Commerce; Jim Hammock, Collidge; 
Wally Hart, Lone Oak; Jere Kelly, Caddo 
Mills; Tommy Neugent, Talco; Roy Rhodes, 
Royse City; Frank Turner, Tucumcari, N.M. 

The new million-dollar Library at East Texas State College. 


Director of Chapter Services Darrel D. Brittsan installs chapter officers after the 
banquet. From left: President Jerry Norman, Vice-president Tony Gavin, Con- 
troller Phil Pemberton, Historian Richard Roberts, and Secretary Grady Booker. 

Alumni members of the Tejas Social Club 
who became members of Texas Zeta are Ken- 
neth Threlkeld, Dallas; Jerry Flemmons, 
Stephenville ; Julius Acker, Dallas; and 
Bevely Allen, Waxahachie. 

Honorary members who were initiated and 
who now comprise the Texas Zeta alumni 
board are Dr. Fred A. Tarpley, Dr. Foster 
B. Hamblin, Dr. Robert C. Cozart, L. C. 
Threlkeld, and John Armstrong, all of Com- 

Founded in 1889, East Texas State College 
now has an enrollment of 3,200. It is located 
in Commerce, Tex., 65 miles northeast of 
Dallas. The home of Texas Zeta chapter is 
1514 Washington Street in Commerce, where 
21 members reside behind the red door in a 
two-story house. 

The chapter history began in 1946 when a 
group of veterans, dissatisfied with campus 
social clubs, decided to organize the Tejas 
Club. The Tejas Club was an outstanding so- 
cial organization at East Texas State during 
the 13 years before it affiliated with Sig Ep. 
In the fall of 1959, the Tejas Social Club be- 
came a Sig Ep colony. Other fraternities 
which have chartered chapters at East Texas 
State are Lambda Chi Alpha, Kappa Alpha 
Order, Delta Sigma Phi, and Delta Tau Delta. 
Sororities are Chi Omega, Alpha Phi, Kappa 
Delta, Alpha Delta Pi, and Tooanoowe Social 


At the installation banquet, Jerry Norman 
Texas Zeta president, served as toastmaster. 
Grand President Turner, who was principal 
speaker, presented the charter and a Sig Ep 
flag, the latter a gift of the Grand Chapter. 
Other speakers were Jerry Flemmons, presi- 
dent of the Tejas Alumni Association, who 
presented local history and a farewell to the 
Tejas: J. W. Rollins, dean of men at East 
Texas State; and Chester Lee, district gover- 
nor. Approximately 100 guests at the banquet 
enjoyed Texas-size prime rib roast as the 
highlight of the dinner. 

The Fraternity's other Texas chapters are 
Alpha at the University of Texas, Beta at 
North Texas State, Gamma at Texas Chris- 
tian, Delta at the University of Houston, and 
Epsilon at Lamar State. 

Hall of Sciences. East Texas State College 

Bob Cantin is the accordionist. Bob Blair 
the drummer. Both are excellent vocalists. 


Big Hand 

"The Bobs " 

Though they are still students, 
Bob Blair and Bob Cantin of 
Lewis and Clark have already 
gained an enviable reputation 
in the world of entertainment 

LEWIS AND Clark's Bob Blair and Bob 
Cantin, commonly known as "The Bobs" 
around town and on campus, are a duo of 
musical performers rapidly traveling to the 

Bob Blair won the All-NW Talent contest 
sponsored by Ted Mack in 1956 and then 
went back East with a tap dancer to appear 
on Mack's coast-to-coast television show. He 
spent the remainder of that summer in Massa- 
chusetts at Ted Mack's talent camp. The 
next year on one of his first jobs he backed 
Jimmy Rodgers. He has played drums in the 
leading clubs around Portland and finished a 
three-month stint at the new, luxurious Hotel 
Sheraton with a 20-piece band a year ago. 

1956 was a favorable year for Bob Cantin, 
too, as he appeared with Lawrence Welk 
when the nationally known television favorite 
was in Portland for a stage show. Later that 
year. Bob revisited Welk at his Hollywood 
studios and from that time on, he can't recall 
a free Saturday night. Bob has played ac- 
cordion with Monte Ballou's Castle Jazz band 
and also entertained on a 12-week television 
series with the Northwest's top Western star. 
Heck Harper. His first job with -Heck took 
Bob north to the Calgary Stampede where 
600,000 people crammed the gates in one 
week. The stage show included Bing Crosby, 
Tex Ritter, Harper, the Collins Kids, and 
Gene Barry (Bat Masterson). 

This brief biography of each Sig Ep set the 
stage for the partnership that was eventually 
to come about between "The Bobs." Early last 
summer when Bob Cantin's drummer became 
ill in Salem, while appearing at the Lancer's 
Nightclub, Bob Blair was summoned from 
Portland to substitute for a couple of weeks. 
The two Sig Eps haven't been split up since. 

Not only did "The Bobs" finish the 14-week 
contract in Salem, but they returned to Port- 


land, because of studies, and have had numer- 
ous engagements around town, including six 
weeks at the MiUstream Inn, five weeks at 
Chase's, and are currently beginning their 
eighteenth week at the plush Five O'Clock 
Lounge accordion bar. 

Bob Blair, a 21-year-old chemistry major at 
LC, is a whiz on the bongos. He also sets 
swinging samba tempos on his big congo, fills 
with vibes and goes wild on a FULL set of 
drums — solos unlimited. Bob Cantin, a 21- 
year-old journalism major, plays a fine am- 
plified accordion. Each Sig Ep puts forth 
polished solos with his tenor voice, and catchy 
combinations are a specialty with the up-and- 
coming duo. Their repertoire ranges from 
moderns, pops, and latins, to old standards 
and even classicals. 

How they manage to keep up better than 
average GPA's is a puzzle. Both have par- 
ticipated in Lewis and Clark's nationally 
known choir, are members of the college golf 
team, and have held executive offices in the 
chapter. Cantin is also a member of Pi Delta 
Epsilon, national honorary journalism frater- 
nity, and is the sports editor of the college 
newspaper while Blair is also active in swim- 
ming and is the president of LC's only men's 
dorm, Platt-Howard Hall. 

ic 60,000TH SIG EP ^ 

Lewis and Clark's "Two Bobs" turn 
on their best smiles for their fan club. 

Ohio Wesleyan University 

burgh was initiated as the 60,000th Sig Ep by 
the Ohio Wesleyan chapter on December 13. 
Bob is the 656th initiate of Ohio Epsilon. 

A junior, majoring in economics, he wants 
to enter sales work after graduation. 

He is 5' 10", weighs 170 pounds, has black 
hair and brown eyes, and is 21 years old. 

Bob's father, who now works for Edgar- 
Thomson Steel Company, a subsidiary of 
United States Steel, was once a pitcher in 
the New York Giants baseball organization. 
Bob has an older brother, Tom, who is at- 
tending the University of Pittsburgh. During 
summer vacations Bob has worked in con- 
struction and sales. 

Bob attended Taylor AUderdice High 
School where he was a six-letter man. He 
competed in swimming, football, and track, 
and was also active in the YMCA. 

Bob is an enthusiastic participant in fra- 
ternity affairs. Besides being a member of 
the rush committee he has participated in 
various intramural sports. On campus he is 
best known for his sparkling performances 
in the Ohio Wesleyan Variety Show. 

Bob is regarded as an important brother 
in Ohio Epsilon. A true fraternity man, his 
winning ways have gained him much respect 
both in Sig Ep and on the Ohio Wesleyan 
campus. — J. Dennis Hocan 

• •••••••••••• 


It's Boomtime 

Sunny Arizona 



The beauty of the Arizona campus is apparent 
in this shot which looks toward Student Union. 

FORTUNE is conspiring to bless the Univer- 
sity of Arizona campus, which seems to be 
gaining a huge share of the things which 
make a university succeed in the purposes for 
which it exists, and Sig Eps, members and 
alumni alike, are happy to share in these 

Known for its outstanding interfraternity 
council, which was named as the nation's best 
at the last annual National Interfraternity 
Conference, the University believes in its fra- 
ternities. Policywise the University, like its 
sister institutions in the state, seems to reflect 
the opinion of Arizona U.S. Senator Barry 
Goldwater that the good college fraternity is 
a real bastion of democracy. 

The Arizona Sig Eps are proud of being 
one of 11 fraternities building new houses on 
the new Fraternity Row. More important than 
being one of eleven, the Arizona Sig Eps are 
building the second largest and most expen- 
sive house on campus. The new progressive 
Sig Ep house will sleep 60 men, feed 100 
men and will cost about $244,000 which in- 
cludes all furniture except the living-room 
furniture which alone is estimated at $10,000. 
The new house which will be completed this 
fall before rush, has been financed through 
a Federal Housing Loan. The University of 
Arizona Sig Ep house will be the largest and 
most expensive Sig Ep house of any existing 
or planned Sig Ep houses in any of the west- 
ern states. 

The new Arizona house, located on Vine 
Avenue, will be single story for public areas 
and two-story in the area containing the stu- 
dent rooms. The exterior is stone-faced brick 
masonry with a flat gravel and sand roof. 
The house which is designed for possible fu- 
ture expansion will have paved parking fa- 
cilities for 50 cars, will be completely land- 
scaped including a sprinkler system, and will 
have a privately enclosed, flood-lighted patio 
for the frequent barbecues and lawn parties 
which are common in Tucson. The house will 
have a complete inter-com system and will be 
air-conditioned throughout. 

The new house will have three halls, a re- 
ception room, lounge (24 X 60), chapter 
room (20 X 25), dining room with a capac- 
ity for 100 men, completely equipped 
kitchen, pantry room, dishwasher room with 


University of Arizona '^g Eps are proud of their expanding campus 
and of the quarter-million-dollar Sig Ep house now being buiU 

One of the two buildings of School of Education. West Mall, Old Main Foundation in foreground. 

an automatic dishwasher, dry storage room, a 
walk-in refrigerator, cook's room with private 
bath, a house-boy room with lockers and a 
private bath, a housemother's suite complete 
with private living room, bedroom and bath, 
two telephone rooms, a guest room with pri- 
vate bath, trunk room, private office for the 
chapter business functions, large tiled baths 
on each floor, two tiled wash rooms, two tiled 
shower rooms plus 30 two-man study rooms. 

All of the study rooms will have built-in 
double-deck-beds, spacious built-in closet and 
drawer space, built-in desks and study lamps. 
The new house, which was designed by 
Schoeler & Fuller of Tucson, will have resili- 
ent flooring with rubber base throughout (for 
better wear and maintenance) and artificial 
lighting will be incandescent except for the 
kitchen where it will be fluorescent. Keeping 
in tune with modern western architecture, the 
living room walls will be exposed Roman 
brick and the sash will be aluminum includ- 
ing the sliding glass doors entering onto the 

The success of the Arizona Sig Eps has to 

be attributed to both the loyal and hard work- 
ing and expanding alumni board and the or- 
ganizational ability of the undergradute chap- 
ter. The Sig Eps have had inferior facilities 
compared to the other fraternities on the 
Arizona campus for the past seven years and 
yet the chapter has been astoundingly success- 
ful in all fields. Arizona Sig Eps have placed 
well scholastically, they have been way above 
average in athletics, and they have made a 
good name for themselves by winning trophies 
for Homecoming floats, quartet contests, 
"Ugly Man" contests, "Most Eligible Bach- 
elor," etc., and by keeping a favorably 
friendly social reputation with other sororities 
and fraternities. Arizona Sig Eps have also 
earned an impressive reputation working for 
such groups as the Heart Fund, Salvation 
Army, Pima County Milk Fund, Tucson Medi- 
cal Center, and several orphans' homes. 

Arizona Sig Eps recognize that the "life 
blood of a fraternity is rush" and have at- 
tempted to increase manpower, both in qual- 
ity and quantity. Some new members are 
transfers from other colleges (most recently 


Architect's sketch of new 
quarter-million-dollar Sig 
Ep House, one of 11 new 
dwellings for University 
of Arizona fraternities. 

from the states of California, Oregon, Iowa, 
Michigan, and Georgia). The progressive 
Alumni Board is equally national in scope 
having members from Kentucky, New York, 
South Carolina, and Wyoming. 

The chapter is only seven years old, having 
been installed on May 8, 1954. The Univer- 
sity is growing and so is the community. 

Tucson has been recognized nationally as 
one of the fasting growing U.S. cities. In 
1950 Tucson had a population of 48,000 while 
10 years later the population had increased 
to 211,000. 

The low humidity and the southwestern sun 
which shines over 80 per cent of the time 
makes Tucson the finest location of any state 
university in the country. Rising above the 
forests of Saguaro Cactus and sage brush on 
the outskirts of the city are the alpian Cata- 
lina Mountains on the north, the lofty pine 
and fir-covered Rincon Mountains in the east, 
and the volcanic Tucson Mountains in the 

Only a mile from the famous "Miracle 
Mile" which is the strip where multi-million 
dollar motels, flashy night clubs and exotic 
restaurants are located, are the palm-tree- 
lined avenues of the University of Arizona 
campus. Ten years ago only 5,000 students 
went to the U. of A. while last fall over 14,000 
were enrolled — an increase of 3,000 from the 
year before. The University in keeping pace 
with progress recently constructed the new 
Kit Peak Observatory Bldg., new Math Build- 
ing, new Law Building, and the new Home 
Economics Building. It now is constructing 
additions to the Agriculture College, Anthro- 
pology, and others. 

The Sig Ep ChapVr has increased by leaps 
and bounds, too. Oltf to a slow start, within 


the last two years Arizona Beta has increased 
both the quantity and quality of its member- 
ship to the extent that it is pressing the "top 
four houses" (there will be 30 fraternities on 
campus next fall — an increase of 4 during the 
last year) to the extent that the Arizona Sig 
Eps are currently recognized as "the most 
progressive chapter on campus." The man- 
power growth is seen as follows: 1957 — 24 
men; 1958—38 men; 1959—55 men; 1960— 
83 men; 1961 — 100 men estimated after rush 
in the fall. 

Last fall, at the end of "rush week" the 
Sig Eps had the fifth largest pledge class on 
campus (31 men). By February nearly 50 
men were pledged. Through co-ordination of 
alumni and members, and prior administra- 
tive planning, any Sig Ep chapter can attain 
the goals of "being the best fraternity" any- 
where. Arizona Sig Eps are doing it! 

When Arizona Beta was installed on May 8, 195"^ 
national oflficer Paul B. Slater of Los Angela 
presented charter to club president Eugene Gwin^ 

What Makes a Fraternity Good 

The Will to Win 


HOW is the will to win attained? This is a 
difficult question to answer, and for the 
most part, it must be answered by each indi- 
vidual. I would like to relate the way I be- 
lieve that Sigma Phi Epsilon at Thiel Col- 
lege has attained this will to win. 

The story begins in the spring of 1959. 
We were practicing for Spring Sing, an- 
nually a big event at Thiel, in which the 
sororities and fraternities compete against 
one another. Much hard work is spent on the 
preparation for the Sing, and winning is al- 
ways a great thrill. That year, we practiced 
long and hard, singing "Holy Is the Lord," 
"Beautiful Savior," and "Stouthearted Men." 
That time we lost (I shouldn't say we lost, 
rather we didn't win), but the applause we 
received after singing "Stouthearted Men" 
sent chills up and down my spine for many 

Last year, the Spring of 1960, we began 

practicing again, and before closing each 
practice session, we nearly always sang 
"Stouthearted Men." This instilled in us 
some sort of spirit which never died. After 
singing "Youll Never Walk Alone," "When 
Johnny Comes Marching Home," and "In 
the Still of the Night," we won the event, and 
after the winner was announced as Sigma 
Phi Epsilon, we rose to our feet and sang 
"Stouthearted Men." 

Since winning Spring Sing, we have won 
the Scholarship Cup for the eighth time in 
the last nine years, and the Skit Award at 
Homecoming for the second year in a row. 
The inspiring words of "Stouthearted Men," 
written by Oscar Hammerstein II, have re- 
mained in our hearts. 

I could try to tell you what kind of spirit 
this song gave to us, but all you need to do is 
to read the words; and will to win is right 
there. All brothers in Sigma Phi Epsilon 
should try singing this fine inspiring song. 
I'm sure that by doing so more chapters would 
attain this will to win as we at Pennsylvania 
Nu have done. 

The real Sig Eps, after all, are stout- 
hearted men. 

Tiie Key to Character 

OREGON STATE Sig Eps, believing that good 
scholarship is an important part of col- 
lege life, maintain a well-balanced mixture of 
social and academic activities. During the 33 
years in which records of fraternity scholar- 
ship are available at O.S.U., we have had the 
highest fraternity GPA for 24 years and the 
second-highest for 5. Fall term, our GPA was 
a 2.88, well above the next fraternity, which 
had a 2.71. Many factors have enabled us to 
maintain this consistently high level of scholar- 
ship while still participating in an active 
social life. 

The reason for our success has not been 
study tables, rigid pledge study restrictions, 
harsh scholarship standards in rush or any 
similar devices. Rather, the primary factor 

could be said to be an intellectual atmos- 
phere which is provided by example of the 
membership as a whole. We feel that scholar- 
ship is not something that can be forced on a 
person, but rather that it stems from the will- 
ingness of an individual to make a sincere 

It is for this reason that we try to treat 
scholarship as an individual matter, stressing 
personal contact and encouragement through 
roommates and the big-little brother system. 
Pledges are shown by actions, not words, that 
to be a Sig Ep is both an honor and a privi- 
lege, and consequently, a responsibility. Also 
pledges find the members willing to share 
their experience and spend time and effort 
assisting them with any problems. We find 
that this method of individual treatment con- 
tributes a great deal to the development of 
our men, while enabling us to achieve a high 
level of scholastic attainment. 


• ••••••••••••••••••••• 

The President's Corner 

The Passing of Hell Week 

Jl HE Laws of Sigma Phi Epsilon prohibit " — all activities heretofore categorized under 
the term of 'Hell Week,' " just as do the laws of a growing number of other fraternities. 
Hazing and similar repulsive activities in themselves brought about their own demise. 
And joyously so. 

In the "olden days" when I was in college, tough pledge discipline and rough initiations 
were the expected thing. "Hell Week" was a mere concentration of what went on every 
week. The paddle assumed a place of importance equal to that of the dining room table. 
And these were no mere ping-pong paddles; they were pieces of lumber ^/^ x 4 x 30 inches 
long with four % inch holes placed where they would be the most hurtful. You put a two- 
hundred-pounder behind one of these "oars" and it took three men to keep the pledge 
from going through the wall. 

Then there was the dunking in the "Frosh Pond" and the long night hike home — if you 
knew the direction — through the steady rain. Large was the number of colds and near 
pneumonia cases. In addition to these horrifying things the ordinary household chores had 
to be done and all the shoes shined. 

What was the purpose of all this? A means of discipline and a way of maturing the 
ignorant neophyte, it was thought at the time. But did it accomplish such a purpose? For 
the life of me I see no sense in what I did then — and in the things I had done to me. We 
lost some "softies" who might have been more of a credit to the chapter than some of the 
"toughies" that stayed, because mortality was high. Why we did not cripple some boys 
and lose some by pneumonia and in other ways, I don't know. Certainly such an occupation 
of time did not help in the academic processes. 

How much more sense now to maintain discipline in a civilized manner and end the 
season with "Help Week" instead of "Hell Week." Does not this method fit better in the 
covenants of the Ritual? Does not it indoctrinate the neophyte in the feeling of^ brother- 
hood and of the desire to help the less fortunate? Then there is the increased voluntary 
help to be gained from the pledge and the greater contribution he is able to make to the 
average academic igrade of the chapter. 

The actives can find means of subordinating the poor lowly pledge and still be humane 
about it. Confining this phase of the activities within a degree of decency leaves more study 
time for everyone concerned, and in this day of rising scholastic requirements more study 
time will come in handy, particularly for the underclass men. 

The last week of pledgeship should be one not of horror but of preparation to get the 
most out of the formal initiation ceremony. Help Week should set the stage for the pledge 
to be not only benevolent but also humble of mind so as to absorb the fine teachings of 
the Ritual, when the day of initiation comes about. 

— C. Maynard Turner 

• •••••••***************** 

Richard F. Whiteman 



Staff Performance Sigma Phi Epsilon's 60th year will be remembered in the Head- 
quarters for outstanding staff performance with the chapters and implementation of specific 
programs for attention to chapter situations of concern to the Grand Chapter. Except for 
one new staff member who will begin his employment in July, our staff will remain intact 
in 1961-62. This is most encouraging for greater accomplishment in the coming year on 
which specific work will begin by the time this Journal appears. 

Province Director James R. Odell, William and Mary, '60, leaves the Fraternity this 
month and plans to enter the University of Virginia Law school in the fall. During the year, 
he has traveled in the South and Southeast, excelling in expansion activity although 
equally outstanding in work with the chapters. 

The National Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting on June 3-5, 1961. The 
agenda includes appointments to the more than 200 positions filled by the Board. In its 
two 1960-61 meetings, September and February, the Board enacted several policy and 
procedural motions which have occupied the chapters and the Headquarters in the inter- 
vening periods. Several of these programs are reviewed below. 

154 or More Our Fraternity will be represented by chapters in at least 154 colleges 
in 43 states and the District of Columbia in the 1962 term. Petitioning groups exist at 
Louisiana Tech (Ruston), Sam Houston State (Huntsville, Tex.), and Ferris Institute (Big 
Rapids, Mich.). Colonization of these groups depends on approval of the National Board 
and the District concerned. Pledging of new colony members may be completed in some 
or all of these institutions by the time this issue appears. 

Four installations, at East Texas State (Commerce), Louisiana State (Baton Rouge), 
East Carolina (Greenville, N.C.), and Montana State (Bozeman) took place before the end 
of April. A fifth installation may take place at William and Mary providing administrative 
approval is granted for re-establishment of Virginia Delta (1904-38). 

In addition, colonies are established at the University of Nevada (Reno) and Long 
Beach State (Calif.). Invitations to colonize have been received from the University of 
Georgia (Athens) and the University of Rhode Island (Kingston). Preliminary efforts are 
planned at Georgia and Rhode Island before the end of the year. 

Re-establishment of Nebraska Alpha at the University in Lincoln will take place this 
spring or in September, depending on action taken by the Board of Regents. The Regents 
suspended this chapter in October for social violations. At its February meeting, the Na- 
tional Board indicated its desire that Oklahoma Gamma at the University of Tulsa begin 
re-colonization in 1961-62. This chapter was suspended by the National Board of Directors 
in September, 1959, due to a weak operation and low membership. 

Scholarship Improves Since 1957, when Sigma Phi Epsilon's first scholarship legis- 
lation was enacted, chapters reported in annual N.I.C. tabulations as above the all-men's 
average have risen from barely 40 per cent to slightly above 50 per cent of those reported 
for 1959-60. 

Telephone calls and correspondence from chapters indicate 1960-61 will be an outstand- 
ing year in academic achievement. During the year the National Board has enacted two 


motions relative to scholarship, one to implement the 1959 Grand Chapter legislation and 
the other to aid individual members experiencing difficulty in their studies. 

Authorization for chapter scholastic review boards was given by the National Board in 
February. The boards include undergraduates, alumni advisers, and a college administra- 
tive official or faculty member. Their meetings occur following each college grading period. 

In his letter announcing the program, Grand President C. Maynard Turner stated the 
purpose of the scholastic review board in each chapter as "the individual member and 
development of a program enabling him to meet the standards required for graduation." 

Implementing the 1959 Grand Chapter scholastic legislation, the National Board will 
require special programs for those chapters with records of poor scholarship if improve- 
ment is not shown in each quarter or semester of 1960-61. The basic requirement of this 
program is that chapters concerned pledge and initiate only those men with accumulative 
grade point averages of 2.2 on a 4.0 system or the equivalent. 

Good Chapters Rewarded At its February meeting, the National Board of Direc- 
tors approved a program to honor outstanding chapters at each Conclave according to their 
operations in the two years previous. Chapters meriting the awards will be determined 
according to an evaluation procedure put into effect at that meeting. 

Grand Chapter standards for local operations are specifically stated in the new evalua- 
tion procedure, and all chapters are grouped into one of five classifications A through E. 
Classes A and B are above-average, D and E below; only Class A chapters qualify for 
Outstanding Chapter Awards. The award will be given in September to those chapters 
qualifying according to their first evaluations under the new procedure. 

Five operation areas are included in the evaluation: Internal operation, Chapter Finan- 
cial operation, Size, Scholarship and National Fraternity relations. Class C program 
assignment is limited to one year for those chapters with no more than two areas in the 
lowest program category. 

Each year instances arise in a few chapters requiring that special attention be given to 
causes of probations imposed within their college communities. These penalties may be 
levied by the college administration or a student group such as the interfraternity council 
or student government, usually for violation of social regulations or hazing of pledges. 

At times, often related to the above, chapter operations are such that charter withdrawal 
is the only alternative to emergency measures. The National Board has provided for 
attention to these two special situations through procedures for dealing with college- 
imposed probations and authorization for alumni advisory councils where they are needed. 

The procedure for college-imposed probations entails primarily evaluation of weaknesses 
in the local operation which enabled the cause of the probation to arise and establishment 
of goals to eliminate the problems. 

An alumni advisory council appointed by the National Board of Directors is given 
exclusive jurisdiction over the chapter operation in line with Grand Chapter and college 
requirements. Its function is to develop local membership and leadership ability so that 
the chapter may return to undergraduate responsibility at the earliest opportunity. 

Projects Delayed Concentrated attention to chapter operations this year has resulted 
in postponement of efforts to advance the William L. Phillips Foundation and the Me- 
morial Headquarters building for which the 1959 Grand Chapter enacted an enabling 
resolution. Our steadily improving staff situation and formulation of precise programs for 
chapter operations will free considerable man-hours for work on these important projects. 

Scholarship Committee Organization of the William L. Phillips Foundation pro- 
vides for the establishment of three committees to deal with various aspects of the pro- 
gram. The first of these to be appointed is the Scholarship Awards Committee which will 


confine its activity in the first yea: lo selection of Phillips Scholars and members of the 
Richmond chapter to receive the Phillips estate scholarships. Members of this committee 
are Dr. Jack J. Early, Kentucky, '52, president of Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, 
S.D.; Dr. Garland G. Parker, Cincinnati, '37, Registrar, University of Cincinnati; and 
Dr. U. G. Dubach, National Director and Scholarship Director of Sigma Phi Epsilon, 

Chapter members in the classes of 1%2 and 1963 have been informed of the Phillips 
scholarships and asked to apply individually through the National Headquarters. Selection 
is based on academic achievement, financial need and college and fraternity activity 
participation. Undedicated contributions to the Foundation provide the funds for these 
grants made in the Fraternity as a whole. 

The Foundation will be organized to provide for dedicated contributions benefiting 
individual chapters, similar to the grants for Virginia Alpha Chapter provided for in the 
bequest of Founder William L. Phillips. Appointment of local endowment committees will 
be an early order of business as legal changes in the Foundation's structure, now under- 
way, are completed. 

Accounts Opened Sigma Phi Epsilon chapters are collectively $40,000 nearer to 
new housing as a result of the first required deposits to the Chapter Investment Fund. 
Established by the 26th Grand Chapter (1959), the Chapter Investment Fund operates in 
the same manner as a mutual fund and includes all Grand Chapter investments with those 
of the undergraduate groups. 

An annual deposit of $5.00 for each member and pledge as of March 1 may be taken 
from chapter building fund savings or a special assessment as decided locally. Chapters 
may establish a second account for additional savings which can be withdrawn at the 
discretion of the local alumni board. Fixed deposits require National Housing Board 
approval, and the money must be used exclusively for housing. 

The Investment Fund establishes a per share value on the first days of January, April, 
July, and October and accepts deposits and withdrawals only on those dates. At least 
90 days' advance notice is required for withdrawals. Fixed deposits are due by March 1 
for share purchase on April 1 and if not received on time are held for investment on 
July 1. Share certificates are not issued. 

As required by the legislation, a complete report on the fund will be made in the 
Journal later this year and annually thereafter. 

The Chapter Investment Fund is administered within the Fraternity by a Board of 
Managers, consisting of Grand Treasurer Edwin Buchanan, Past Grand President Robert 
W. Kelly and National Director Raymond C. McCron, chairman. Morgan Guaranty Trust 
Company in New York City holds the Fund in an investment advisory account and works 
closely with the agents in its operation. 

Conclave Displays Display of chapter scrapbooks has become one of the most inter- 
esting Conclave features since the competition for the Pafford award was inaugurated 
in 1957. The Charles H. Pafford, Jr. Memorial Award was established by Headquarters 
staff members, past and present, in honor of the only staff member to lose his life in 
connection with his work. Brother Pafford, Stetson. '49, was killed in an airliner crash in 
Minneapolis in 1949. 

Through contributions of at least $5.00 from each staff member, the impressive revolv- 
ing trophy was purchased and presented to the Texas Christian University Chapter at 
St. Louis in 1957. Cincinnati received it in 1959 at Washington. An accompanying plaque 
becomes the permanent property of each recipient for permanent display in its chapter 

Besides scrapbooks, other displays, and exhibits are planned for the 60th Anniversary 


Conclave for the interest and instruction of "all registrants. These will include a presenta- 
tion of the Fraternity's IBM installation and the several uses to which this equipment is 
put, chapter rushing booklets, alumni newsletters, pledge supplements, float and party 
ideas, and other material of a similar nature. Particularly encouraged are locally prepared 
presentations with value to all chapters. Awards will be made for originality and quality 
of these displays. 

Effective displays and exhibits, the second seminar program for counselors, governors 
and alumni board members on September 2-4, prior to the Conclave, and the Chapter 
Operations workshops on Tuesday afternoon, September 5, are designed particularly to 
broaden the Conclave program beyond the legislative session of the Grand Chapter and 
to make Conclave attendance interesting and informative for all alumni and undergradu- 
ates in attendance. 

Camp Fund Resumed Another National Headquarters project this Spring has been 
the 1961 Camp Fund drive. Contributions have been most encouraging in view of the 
project's inactivity in 1960. Although an attempt to co-ordinate the Camp Fund through 
an alumni committee failed last year, we believe it would fare better if removed from its 
status as one of many Headquarters tasks. Experience in other areas indicates that re- 
sponse to programs developed outside the central organization is understandably better 
than if reduced to the status of another Headquarters mailing. Perhaps some interested 
alumni will make known their availability to work with the Camp Fund. 

For a Loyal Worker At the conclusion of its February meeting in Richmond, the 
National Board of Directors entertained the National Headquarters staff at luncheon. 
During this occasion the 1959 Conclave resolution honoring Mrs. Myrtle P. Smith, an 
employee since 1931, was presented to her by Grand President C. Maynard Turner. 

Farewell to 518 The Fraternity's first National Headquarters building, at 518 West 
Franklin Street, Richmond, was recently torn down after its purchase by the City. Occupied 
by Sigma Phi Epsilon between 1927 and 1946, the building had been vacant for several 
years and was damaged severely by fire several months ago. 

During the demolition, we made a tour of the building with staff members Mrs. Myrtle 
P. Smith and Miss Harriet W. James, both of whom started their employment there. Iron 
railings, a mantelpiece and built-in bookcases from Uncle Billy Phillips' office, paneling, 
and the stained-glass fanlight were removed for possible use in the projected Memorial 
Headquarters building. 

History Continues Since his return late in March from a European cruise. National 
Historian Thomas M. Stubbs, Washington and Lee '20, has resumed work on the history 
of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Publication of this volume is expected in 1962. Working closely 
with Brother Stubbs in the Headquarters is Miss Harriet W. James, a staff member since 
1937 and originally secretary to Grand Secretary William L. Phillips. 

Considerable manuscript has been prepared in draft form for a general one-volume 
history of the Fraternity to be supplemented by other more specific projects. In addition 
to his work, Brother Stubbs is anxious that the chapters prepare local histories which can 
be combined in a second volume of the Fraternity's history. 

Our interest continues in memorabilia of Conclaves and personal possessions from 
members and friends of the Fraternity relative to our history. All items received will be 
identified as to donor and maintained on permanent display. Although the Headquarters 
building has limited free space, we can accommodate considerable material and will wel- 
come any items that will interest the Sig Ep of today and tomorrow. 





IN Nigeria, farmers' wives are more than 
feminine companions. They're agricul- 
tural implements, Dr. Reuben G. Gustavson 
said in Denver. ' 

Dr. Gus, as he's called by friends, and 
former students all over the world, is a famous 
Denver-born educator now teaching chemistry 
at the University of Arizona in Tucson. 

He spoke to students and faculty members 
on the University of Denver campus. His lec- 
ture began a new Reuben G. Gustavson 
lectureship at DU, financed by a group of his 
former students. 

"How Science Can Help Raise the Standard 
of Living in Backward Nations" was the sub- 
ject of his lecture. He talked about Nigeria, in 
west-central Africa, because he is a member of 
an international commission planning second- 
ary education for that former British colony. 
He's been there twice recently. 

"Science," said Dr. Gustavson, "is realistic. 
And the realistic thing to do to improve the 
Nigerian standard of living is to improve 
Nigerian agriculture. 

"The farming there is done by women. It's 
common for a man to have four wives. A wife 
is an agricultural implement. So if you tell 'em 
polygamy is wrong, or preach the virtues of 
birth control, you're just talking to the wind. 
Before you take a man's wives out of agricul- 
ture, you've got to improve his supply of avail- 
able energy and show him a better way to get 
the plowing done and the crops harvested. 

"The great scientist, Charles P. Steinmetz, 
once told me that the great civilizations of 
Egypt, Greece, Rome, and others fell because 
they failed to share their benefits with the 

"How, now, can we coax the level of civili- 
zation to rise in backward lands? By helping 
the plain citizens of those countries share the 
benefits of progress. In Nigeria, 90 percent of 
the people are in agriculture — just trying to 

Reuben G. Gustavson, Denver, educator and 
chemist, is consultant to Nigerian farmers, 

grub out a living. Only one person in 10 is 
available for all the other chores. 

"This is an energy problem, like India's, 
where the per capita energy supply is only 
6,000 large calories a day, compared to our 
U.S. figure of 120,000 large calories per per- 
son daily. 

Good Job 

"Nigeria is vastly better off than other 
African countries, however. The United King- 
dom has done a magnificent job of preparing 
those 40 million people in an area the size of 
Texas plus Colorado for independence. 

"Already, they have many trained people 
fit for leadership. They have a high-grade uni- 
versity, with 40 per cent of its faculty Nige- 
rians, and 60 per cent educators from the 
United Kingdom. 

"Their electrical industry is now headed by 
a native engineer, with the U.K. former head 


standing by to aid him. Nigeria has the best 
chance of any new African country of becom- 
ing a successful, working democracy. 

"And for that, first of all, you can thank the 
missionaries who have done a superb job of 
improving health and education. But there still 
is a tremendous job to do." 

Dr. Gustavson taught chemistry at DU, then 
at the University of Colorado, where he was 
acting president in World War II. 

For seven years he was chancellor of the 
University of Nebraska, then for six years 
headed the Ford Foundation's Resources for 
the Future organization in Washington. 


DIGESTED FROM The Dallas Morning Neivs 

1IKE Titus Fomponius Atticus, the famous 
I Roman for whom he was named. Dr. At- 
ticus James Gill [Duke, '38], has an almost 
insatiable thirst for knowledge. But where 
Titus delved into various fields before passing 
on in 32 B.C., his modern-day namesake, better 
known as Dr. A. J. Gill, focuses his interest 
on things medical. 

Since 1943 he has been instrumental in 
building the University of Texas Southwestern 
Medical School which he now serves as dean. 

As for the "Atticus" part of his name, ex- 
plains Dr. Gill, his grandfather, who was 
"quite a classical scholar," started it all by 
naming his son (Dr. Gill's father) "Xeno- 
phon" R. Gill after the famed Greek warrior. 
[Dr. Gill's father is an alumnus of the Colo- 
rado chapter, class of '15, and was a district 

Dr. A. J. Gill, Duke, '38, dean of South- 
western Medical School at the U. of Texas. 

governor of the Fraternity in the Southwest 
during 1937-38. Ed.] 

Among his hobbies. Dr. Gill maintains an 
avid interest in naval history and allied sub- 
jects. He collects antique firearms, specializing 
in those produced in the early and middle 
1800s. He is also interested in horses. He keeps 
five on his farm near Corsicana. 

An early childhood accident which resulted 
in a "long and difficult problem," combined 
with two periods of complete disability caused 
by osteomyelitis, left him requiring a cane for 
getting around. The attacks "took a year each 
time," the last one coming when Dr. Gill was 
already in the Duke University Medical 

Asked if such personal illness would aid a 
doctor in the sympathetic understanding and 
treatment of patients, Dr. Gill commented, 
"You can't really say that. Some of the gen- 
tlest and most understanding doctors I know 
have never been sick." 

Had his illness influenced his decision to 
become a physician? 

There are many opportunities in'medicine 
to give direct service to people, Dr. Gill be- 
lieves. In no other field is there as much op- 
portunity for service and at the same time 
have the stimulation that goes with all kinds 
of scientific study. He says: 

"I have always had a considerable curiosity 
about disease and the history of medicine is al- 
ways of great interest. There are so many 
choices in medicine." 

His choice was in teaching and training 
future doctors — specializing in pathology, the 
study of disease processes. 

Following his graduation from Duke in 
1938, the Okmulgee, Okla., native interned at 
the Duke University Medical School and hos- 


pital. During the summer, of 1938 ^" al&u 
studied at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in Lon- 
don. He then came to Dallas as a resident at 
St. Paul Hospital (from July, 1939, to July, 

After other appointments at Duke and the 
University of Tennessee, he was called to Dal- 
las in 1943 and offered a teaching position in 
the fledgling Southwestern Medical College. 

Dr. Gill has remained here since, moving 
up until he was appointed dean on January 
28, 1955. Under his guidance, the school has 
grown from a few prefabricated houses for 

classrooms to two modern buildings (with 
plans for more) in the Southwestern Medical 

An active participant in various medical 
societies, Dr. Gill is a member of the Texas 
State Medical Association, Texas Society of 
Pathologists, Dallas County Medical Society 
and Dallas Southern Clinical Society. 

He is a Fellow of the American Medical 
Association, College of American Pathologists 
and of American Society of Clinical Pathol- 
ogy. He is also a diplomate of the American 
Board of Pathology. 


William P. Steven, Wisconsin, was named 
editor of the Houston Chronicle in January, 
following his resignation as vice-president and 
executive editor of the Minneapolis Star 
(evening) and the Minneapolis Tribune 
(morning and Sunday) since 1954. Between 
1944 and 1954, he had been managing editor 
of the Tribune, and assistant executive editor 
of both newspapers. 

At Wisconsin, Brother Steven edited the 
student newspaper, the Daily Cardinal. He 
joined the Tulsa Tribune in 1930, and in 1936 
became managing editor of that newspaper. 

During World War II, he was an assistant 
director of the press division of the Office of 
Defense Mobilization. 

He has frequently been a discussion leader 
and lecturer at the American Press Institute. 
Columbia University, New York, is an hon- 
orary member of Sigma Delta Chi, journalism 
fraternity, and a member of the International 
Press Institute. 

J. Maynard Rosenberger, Southern Cali- 
fornia, associated with Adohr Milk Farms 
since graduation in 1932, has been made ex- 
ecutive vice-president of the firm. 

Bill Burrud, Southern California, '41, is 
1961 campaign chairman of the Diabetes As- 
sociation of Southern California. Bill is best 
known as producer and star of several cur- 
rent television programs, including Wander- 
lust, Treasure, Holiday, and The Bill Burrud 

G. Palmer Humphrey, Syracuse, '34, vice- 
president of R. C. Molding Co., New Hyde 
Park, N.Y., was awarded the "President's 
Cup" by the Society of Plastic Engineers at 
the organization's annual banquet in Wash- 
ington in January. The award honored him 
for his outstanding contribution in the form of 
a large operation manual for the organiza- 
tion's 45 sections which he compiled. 

Richard M. Boyd, Kentucky, '36, who has 
been associated with Pittsburgh Plate Glass 
Co. since 1949, latterly as general traffic man- 

William P. Steven, Wisconsin, '30, new 
editor of the Houston (Texas) Chronicle. 


Richard M. Boyd, Kentucky, '36, director of 
traffic for Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, 

ager for the paint, glass, merchandising, and 
fiber glass divisions, has been named to the 
newly created post of director of traffic and 

During World War II, he rose to the rank 
of colonel in the transportation corps. He is 
president of the National Industrial Traffic 

Frank Veihmeyer, a charter member of the 
George Washington chapter, received his alma 
mater's School of Engineering Distinguished 
Alumni Award for 1961. The presentation 
took place on February 16 when Brother 
Veihmeyer delivered the Frank A. Howard 
annual lecture before the School of Engineer- 
ing in the Lisner Auditorium. He is professor 
emeritus of irrigation, University of Cali- 
fornia. His subject was "The Efficient Agri- 
cultural Use of Water in Arid and Semi-Arid 

Keith L. Robinett, Southern California, '49, 
is chief of systems engineering for Norair Di- 
vision of Northrop Corporation, Hawthorne, 

Three Ohio State alumni recently promoted 
to top executive jobs are James B. Handley, 
Columbus Coated Fabrics Corp., Columbus, 

James C. B. Handley, Ohio State, vice- 
president Columbus Coated Fabrics Corp. 

Ohio; Ervin H. Newcomer, General Motors 
Overseas Operations Division, New York; and 
William Cowgill, Cleveland Graphite Bronze 
Co., Cleveland, Ohio. 

Brother Handley joined his company in 
1935 as sales representative in the Chicago 
office. Following his World War II service with 
the Office of Censorship and Selective Service, 
he was assigned as manager of the Detroit 
Office, responsible for automotive product 

While at Ohio State he was active in Cam- 
pus affairs as Student Senate and University 
YMCA president. He was a member of Bucket 
& Dipper, Sphinx and Scarlet Key. He was 
a Co-Founder of Ohio Staters, Inc., and 
created the Men's Student Employment Office 
in 1933. 

Hugh K. Richwine, Kansas State, chief of 
the International Co-operation Administra- 
tion's agricultural mission in tropical Africa, 
is the subject of a recent personality story in 
the Kansas City Times. 

Richwine directs 20 American agricultural 
experts at work on different programs 
throughout Nigeria from his office in Lagos. 

The chief task of the mission is to get 
bright young men interested in agriculture as 
a profession. In all of Nigeria's northern 


Ursel C. Narver, Oregon State, '28, presi- 
dent Grange Mutual Life Insurance Company. 

region, with 20,000,000 people, there are only 
eight who hold advanced degrees in technical 

Merrill J. Mattes, Missouri, '31, historian 
for the National Park Service, is the author 
of Indians, Infants and Infantry: Andrew and 
Elizabeth Burt on the Frontier, recently 
published by Old West. 

The Burts came to Fort Leavenworth in 
1866 and then marched in succeeding cold, 
snowy winters and hot, dry summers to a 
succession of posts in Kansas, Colorado, Ne- 
braska, Wyoming, and Montana. 

Mattes suggests that Major Burt was a 
better soldier than Custer. The former died 
in his bed at the age of 83, while the latter 
got scalped. 

Senator Alexander Wiley, Lawrence, the 
senior Republican on the Senate Foreign Re- 
lations Committee and a former U. S. delegate 
to the United Nations, recently announced 
these recommendations for strengthening the 
United Nations organization, now in its 15th 

(1) Formation of a World Resources Board 
which would study the global "human need" 
and make recommendations for better utilizing 
agricultural, industrial, and technological re- 

David H. Gordon, Virginia, "Outstanding 
Young Man for 1960" in Arlington. Va. 

sources of the world; (2) Establishment of a 
Monitoring Board which would help to curb 
aggressive propaganda techniques between po- 
litically differing nations; (3) Creation of a 
Peace Council to objectively study the "cause 
and cure" of wars and generally explore ways 
of improving men's relationship to each other; 
(4) Creation of a sub-agency of the Security 
Council designed to serve as a "clearing 
house" for charges — eliminating false charges 
by nations; (5) Establishment of a UN police 
force to carry out its peace missions. 

David H. Gordon, Virginia director of public 
Relations, Arlington Trust Company, Inc., 
Arlington, Va., in January received the 1960 
Distinguished Service Award for being the 
"Outstanding Young Man of the Year" in 
Arlington. The award was presented at the 
annual Arlington Junior Chamber of Com- 
merce Awards Dinner. 

Brother Gordon is outstanding in his ac- 
complishments and demonstrated leadership in 
the fields of business and civic affairs. At the 
age of 30, he is the immediate past-chairman 
of the Arlington Republican Executive Com- 
mittee, and includes among his many civic ac- 
tivities membership on the Virginia Repub- 
lican State Central Committee, co-chairman of 
the Northern Virginia Advisory Council for 


Maj. William J. Cribb, Jr., Maryland, '57, re- 
cent recipient of Army Commendation Medal. 

Business and Education, member of the boards 
of directors of the Arlington Junior Chamber 
of Commerce, and the Arlington Morning 
Optimist Club. 

He serves on the alumni board of the Vir- 
ginia S.P.E. chapter. 

Newly elected president of the Idaho Life 
Convention at its recent annual meeting at 
Boise is Ursel C. Narver, Oregon State, '28, 
president of Grange Mutual Life Co., Nampa, 
Idaho. Narver is also vice-president of the 
American Life Convention, the national as- 
sociation of life insurance companies. 

During his campus days, Narver was stu- 
dent body president, editor of the Beaver, uni- 
versity yearbook, and president of the Na- 
tional Student Federation of America, the 
association of university and college student 
presidents of the nation. Following gradua- 
tion he was president of the OSU Alumni 
Assn., president of the Dads' Club and cur- 
rently is president of the Oregon State Uni- 
versity Federation. Also since 1959 he has 
been chairman of the Oregon State Fair Com- 

Chaplain (Colonel Ret.) Albert C. Wildman, 
Davidson, has retired from the U. S. Army, 
following 20 years of service, and is associate 
executive secretary of the department of 
chaplains of the United Presbyterian Church 
in the U.S.A. 

" Maj. William J. Cribb, Jr., Maryland, '57, 
a student at the Command and General Staff 
College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., recently 
received the Army Commendation Medal. The 
recognition was given for his "meritorious 
service" as director for facilities at the head- 
quarters of the U. S. Army Chemical Center 
and Chemical Corps Materiel Command, 
Edgewood, Md. 

Wayne Hilborn, Ohio Wesleyan, '36, was 
awarded a Distinguished Citizen Certificate by 
his alma mater in a Chapel ceremony on 
March 20. He has been Delaware citizen of 
the year twice, treasurer of the City of Dela- 
ware, president of the Chamber of Commerce, 
president of the Kiwanis Club, a Mason, and a 
member of the Delaware City Charter Com- 
mission. As an undergraduate, he was rush 
chairman, pledge trainer, historian, guard and 
vice-president. He was president of the 
Alumni Board for ten years beginning in 1940 
and has been busy in the fund-raising cam- 
paign for the new house. He is associated with 
Buck-Hilborn Insurance in Delaware. 

Kent H. Alverson, Syracuse, '36, has been 
promoted from the post of assistant plant 
manager of the Spaulding Fibre Co., Tona- 
wanda, N.Y., to that of chief engineer. 

John A. Hafling, Virginia, '52, has been ap- 
pointed district manager in Norfolk for Con- 
necticut General Life Insurance Company. 

Robert F. Jackson, Culver-Stockton, '56, has 
been promoted to manager of office^ services, 
comprising three departments for Joseph T. 
Ryerson and Son Steel Co., Chicago. 

Tvi^o Wake Forest alumni recently in the 
public press were Dr. George C. Mackie, who 
was named General Practitioner of the Year 
of Wake County, N.C., and Bedford Worth 
Black who was elected president of the Cabar- 
rus (N.C.) County Bar. 

Vernon L. Borum, Georgia Tech, who joined 
the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company as 
a real estate appraiser in the city mortgages 
division in 1932, was named assistant vice- 
president of the company in February. 


Edmond D. Messer, Alabama, '50, project di- 
rector for the Corporal and Sergeant Missiles, 
for the Army Ordnance Missile Command, 
Huntsville, Ala., has received an Outstanding 
Performance award for his work in research. 

Douglas H. Paddock, Kansas, a former dis- 
trict governor of the Fraternity, has been ap- 
pointed general agent in Kansas City for the 
Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. He had 
been agency supervisor for New England Life. 


James W. Dunlop, professor of music educa- 
tion at Penn State, in his newly appointed role 
of chapter adviser to the Penn State Sig Eps, 
is supplying morale, encouragement, and 
guidance necessary in the operation of their 

Professor Dunlop who came to Penn State 
in 1947, in June, 1959, was cited for ex- 
cellence in teaching. He was the first to receive 
this award in the College of Education. 

As conductor of University Bands, including 
the famous Blue Band, Professor Dunlop is 
in demand as a conductor and adjudicator for 
band festivals throughout the Eastern United 

Robert L. Minckler, Washington, has been 
selected by the University of Southern Cali- 
fornia to head a newly formed board of coun- 
cilors for the Graduate School of Business. 

Recently retired from the presidency of Gen- 
eral Petroleum Corp., Minckler is nationally 
known in business and public service circles. 
During World War H he was director of 
petroleum supply of the Petroleum Adminis- 
tration for War. 

Minckler is a trustee for the California In- 
stitute of Technology and for the National 
Industrial Conference Board. He is a vice- 
president and director of the California Cham- 
ber of Commerce, president of the Los Angeles 
World Affairs Council, and is vice-president 
and director of the Welfare Federation of the 
Los Angeles area. Although retired from ac- 
tive business life, he remains a director of the 
Investment Company of America and of the 
Pacific Indemnity Co. His home is in Pasa- 
dena, Calif. 

Perry Davis, professor of education at Brad- 
ley University, faculty adviser to Illinois Delta, 
was recently initiated honorarily by the chap- 

Capt. William T. Rogerson of the Army 
ROTC department at East Tennessee State 
was recently elected to serve as faculty spon- 
sor of ETSC Sig Eps. He joins A. N. Manning 
in this capacity. Captain Rogerson is a gradu- 
ate of the American University in Washington, 
D.C., class of '58. He is also a Committeeman 
for the Boy Scouts of America, and Den Dad 
for the local Cub Scout group. 

John R. Vaughn, chapter adviser at Wyo- 
ming, has gone to Kabul, Afghanistan, where 
he is the chief of party for the University of 
Wyoming's Afghanistan contract program. He 
is the top administrator over 30 American tech- 
nicians and their families. He plans to return 
in June, 1962, and will resume his former 
position as assistant dean of the Agriculture 

Lael R. Harrison, Utah State, is replacing 
Dr. Vaughn as chapter adviser. 

Dr. John R. Vaughn, Wyoming chapter adviser, 
on leave to fulfill project in Afghanistan. 


Charles Henderson, Davidson, '42, newly ap- 
pointed Dean of Student Affairs, North Carolina. 

Adviser, teacher, and brother of University 
of North Carolina Sig Eps is the new dean of 

Charles Henderson, Jr. {summa cum laude 
Davidson, '42) assumed the position in Feb- 
ruary after announcement of his appointment 
by Chancellor William B. Aycock and ap- 
proval by the University trustees. 

He has been faculty adviser to Delta chap- 
ter for several years and was instrumental in 
refounding the chapter after World War H. 
In recognition of the refounding, the chapter 
celebrates annually with "Charlie's Day" of 
Softball, picnicking and dating at Hogan's 
Lake in Chapel Hill. All chapters in North 
and South Carolina are invited to the daylong 
event, and Henderson is always there. 

Now he is more than just an adviser to Sig 

'^Eps. In taking the dean's post he works with 
all students. Past advisory positions have been 
to General College students and special honor 
program students. 

In becoming dean he leaves his faculty 
position as professor in the department of 
classics from which he has his M.A. and Ph.D. 
degrees. He served as instructor in classics at 
New York University 1950-55 before return- 
ing to UNC. 

After graduation from Davidson College he 
entered the U. S. Navy and rose to rank of 
lieutenant. At the end of the war he was in 
command of a destroyer escort. 

A campus newspaper, the Daily Tar Heel, 
editorially said upon his appointment: "We 
doubt seriously that chancellor (William B.) 
Aycock could have chosen a more satisfactory 
dean of student affairs than Dr. Charles Hen- 
derson. It is with great pleasure that Vrc wel- 
come a scholar and friend to this important 

Dante A. DeFalco, Penn State, '55, has been 
named varsity line coach at the College of 
William and Mary. Former football star at his 
alma mater, he coached at Central Dauphin 
High School in Harrisburg and New Castle 
(Pa.) Senior High before joining the staff at 
William and Mary. 

Fritz Knorr, Kansas State, '32, who for many 
years has been a dependable adviser for his 
chapter brothers at Manhattan, was recently 
named chairman of the wrestling rules com- 
mittee of the National Collegiate Athletic As- 

Knorr has been on the Wildcat athletic staff 
since 1942 and is in his eighth season as 
wrestling coach. 


The president of the Student American Medi- 
cal Association, a national association of 
young men and women who are pursuing an 
education to become doctors, is a Wake Forest 
Sig Ep. 

He is William B. Waddell, of Mooresville, 
N.C., now a student at Duke University Medi- 

cal School with the class of '62. He entered 
Wake Forest in 1947 and received his degree 
in 1952. He attended the University of North 
Carolina in 1952-54, receiving an A.M. 

He served in the Air Intelligence from 
1955-58 and was separated from the service as 
a lieutenant j.g. 


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Nelson Potter, former president at Monmouth, 
has graduate scholarship to study philosophy. 

Nelson Potter, Monmouth philosophy major, 
has been awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellow- 
ship, and has named Princeton as his first 
choice for graduate study toward the doctorate 
in philosophy. He then plans to teach in some 
institution in the United States. He was one 
of the 1,333 students from 381 colleges to be 
named by the foundation. 

The Wilson Fellowship Program was estab- 
lished in 1945 to recruit promising students 
for the college teaching profession and to sup- 
port them during their first year of graduate 

Potter has been an active member of the 
Monmouth academic and social program for 
four years. He has been student body treas- 
urer, editor of the Oracle, Monmouth's college 
newspaper, and of the Piper, a student cre- 
ative writing publication. Nelson has been 
president of both Sigma Omicron Mu and 
Sigma Tau Delta. He was secretary-treasurer 
of Blue Key, a member of Phi Eta Mu fresh- 
man honorary scholastic fraternity and Pi 
Alpha Nu honorary music fraternity. 

As a freshman Potter received the Wayne 
D. Brodd award for outstanding pledge schol- 
arship. In his sophomore year he served as 
pledge trainer, leading the class to a first 
place scholarship victory which was to set a 
precedent for the chapter's scholastic victories 

William B. Waddell, Wake Forest, president 
of the Student American Medical Association. 

of the past three years. He was elected chap- 
ter president his sophomore year and his- 
torian his junior year. He is a candidate for 
the Jenkens Award for meritorious contribu- 
tions to the Journal. 

Richard Peck, a senior English major at 
Carroll College, has been awarded a Woodrow 

Harold E. Zealley, Miami (Ohio), who com- 
peted on College Bowl television program. 


Wilson fellowship for the academic year 1961- 
62. After graduation this June, he will use the 
grant to attend graduate school at the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin. Over 10,000 students are 
nominated yearly by the faculty members of 
their respective colleges or universities, and 
awards are granted to approximately one in 
ten of these nominees. 

Dick has been active in campus affairs, an 
honor student. Senior Class president, and a 
recent nominee to Who's Who. He is married. 

Harold Edward Zealley, Miami University 
senior, is one of four students recently named 
to the University's squad to appear on TV's 
College Bowl quiz program. The candidates 
were selected through written and oral tests 
based on scope of information and speed of 

Ed Kuska, Idaho State, a Phillips Scholar in 

1959, has been attending Oxford University, 

in England, in pursuit of a doctorate in eco- 

Merril Grant Cole, Stetson scholarship 
chairman, has won a Woodrow Wilson Schol- 
arship. Grant's previous scholastic honors in- 
clude the honor roll, dean's list, Washington 
Semester, Dubach Award, and Scott Key. 



Richard Peck, Carroll College English major 
and recently chosen a Woodrow Wilson fellow. 

At Indiana, Dean Dubach shows landmarks 
of his old alma mater to chapter president 
Ron Thomas and Counselor Edson W. Sample. 

WHEN Dr. U. G. Dubach, the Fraternity's 
Director of Scholarship, visited his alma 
mater in February, for the first time since 
his graduation in '08, the men of Indiana 
found out for themselves what a truly ad- 
mirable man he is. Dr. Dubach spoke to the 
fraternity presidents at a special banquet 
held at the chapter house. He addressed the 
fraternity pledges in the Whittenberger Audi- 
torium where he emphasized the importance 
of fraternity unity against radical disbeliev- 
ers. He told the men representing Indiana's 
30 fraternities that true fraternity men should 
always be putting their best foot forward. 

While visiting the old familiar landmarks 
of this great university, he was met by many 
of the university's top officials and attended 
a luncheon held in his honor. 

He also held a question-and-answer session 
with the Sig Ep pledges, and both he and 
the pledges expressed their views about the 
Fraternity. Later, he addressed the under- 
graduate chapter, answering questions con- 
cerning pledging, scholarship, and expressing 
his sentiments on the importance of living 
with and according to the Ritual. 

Indiana Sig Eps feel that this man. whom 
they made an honorary member out of grati- 
tude and respect, shed more light on the 
spirit of brotherly love than any visitor who 
ever came to Bloomington. It was agreed 
that this man truly represents the ideal gen- 
tleman that a conscientious brother tries to 
be. — Robert Pawlick 


Good of THE ORDER 


As the May Journal went to press the follow- 
ing District Leadership Schools had been 

8. R. R. Panther at Tennessee Gamma on April 

10. R. E. Dunn at Illinois Alpha on April 8-9. 

13. R. F. Reicherter at Kansas Beta on April 22. 

15. D. M. Johnson at Colorado Alpha on April 

16. Chester J. Lee and D. Michael Harms at 
Texas Epsilon on April 22. 

17. R. E. Pahre at Washington Beta on April 

20. E. E. Axthelm at Iowa Zeta on April 8. 

23. J. L. Gaultney at Michigan Epsilon on 
April 15-16. 

District 5a jointed with 5b, under the direction 
of W. B. Akin, Jr. and D. E. Clinard, Jr., at North 
Carolina Delta on March 11-12. 

District 9 joined with 24, led by R. Eric Weise 
and Donald E. Kindle at Ohio Eta on March 4-5. 

Special mention is due William G. Cross and 
Charles J. Hartmann, Jr., for conducting district 
leadership programs in districts for which a gov- 
ernor has not been appointed. Brother Cross con- 
ducted the School at Florida Alpha on April 7-8-9, 
while Brother Hartmann, Jr., led a School at Mis- 
souri Alpha on April 21-22-23. 

Joint School at Niiaitii 

Ohio Eta at Miami University hosted the District 
Leadership School for Districts 9 and 24 on 
March 4 and 5. Seventy delegates from chapters 
in the two districts attended the two-day session. 
Those chapters with delegates in attendance were: 
Ohio Northern, Ohio State, Ohio Wesleyan, Bald- 

Marshall president John Dietz receives Dis- 
trict Governor's Cup from R. Eric Weise. 
Miami (Ohio) adviser Dr. Robert F. Almy, 
left. School chairman John Puckett, right. 

win-Wallace, Cincinnati, Toledo, Bowling Green 
State, Kent State, Youngstown, Marshall, and the 
host chapter Miami. 

Leadership School directors R. Eric Weise and 
Donald E. Kindle opened the program on Saturday 
morning by introducing Dean William T. Hollings- 
worth, dean of men at Miami. 

The delegates were occupied with a variety of 
meetings covering such areas as pledge training, 
scholarship, alumni relations, public relations. 

At joint leadership school of Districts 9 and 24 (Ohio). District 24 governor Don E. 
Kindle at extreme left in front row. Governor of District 9 R. Eric Weise, sits on right end. 



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'III 'I 

* '*WE ARE CHRISTIAN . . .*' * 

National Chaplain William C. Smolenske 

WITH spring of the year comes new life 
everywhere. It comes in all chapters as you 
are installing the new officers and committee 
chairmen, who, no doubt, have great ideas 
and plans in their minds and a hope for a 
successful term of office. It is a joyous time 
for all officers and members alike. 

We find in the Holy Scriptures these 
words — "The Joy of the Lord is your 
Strength." King David gave these words of 
counsel to his son Solomon: "Be strong. Be 
a man. This requires vigor and courage. Obey 
God and keep His commandments. This will 
help you to be strong and courageous. Also 
this faithful obedience will make you prosper 
in everything you do and you wiU not fail." 

We are a Christian fraternity and our ideals 
and principles should be Christian. We are 
created to be happy and if we believe in 
spiritual happiness then we are filled with 
joy and receive strength for all things and 
better able to endure the diversities of life 
and to see the deeper values of life. Joy is the 
secret of life itself and makes it possible to 
surmount all trying situations and have a 
joyful attitude toward life. 

I trust all chapters will conduct their 
meetings and especially their initiations in a 
dignified manner and with true nobility, re- 
membering always who our Great Leader 
and Guide is. My prayer for all is that God 
wiU richly bless our brotherhood. 

In closing I want to thank the many mem- 
bers and chapters who sent me cards and let- 
ters of encouragement during my recent ill- 

— William C. Smolenske 
National Chaplain 

rush, and financial. At these meetings delegates 
freely exchanged ideas on the handling of prob- 
lems in the respective areas, and also discussed 
means of improving upon already good perform- 
ance. Also included were a mock initiation and 
brainstorming sessions. 

Saturday evening a banquet was held at the 
Miami University Center whose modern facilities 
were the center of the District Leadership School's 
activities. John Puckett, Miami, who with Tom 
Kellermeyer had co-chaired the school, intro- 
duced Governors Weise and Kindle so that they 
might present the District Governor's Cups to the 
outstanding chapter of the year in each of their re- 
spective districts. Governor Weise presented the 
District 9 Cup to the brothers of Marshall, and 
Governor Kindle presented the District 24 Cup to 
Youngstown. District Governor Weise then spoke 
on "The Principles of Greatness." 

Following the banquet the delegates adjourned 
to partake in the activities offered at the Oxford, 
Ohio, campus. 

After breakfast at the chapter house on Sunday 
morning, the delegates reconvened at the Univer- 
sity Center for more group meetings, and then 
wound up at noon following a review of the week- 
end's accomplishments in a general meeting of 
all the delegates. 

School with a Theme 

"I'm a Sig Ep for Life" was the theme of the 
District 26 Leadership School held at Tempe, 
Ariz., the home of Arizona Alpha, on March 25. 
Every phase of chapter operations was discussed. 

Chief speaker at the session was Lyle E. Holm- 
gren, Utah State, director of alumni affairs of the 
fraternity and a member of the national board. Dr. 
George S. Calderwood of Tempe is district gov- 

The luncheon was adressed by Bish Anderson, 
dean of men of the University, his topic being 

In his address at the final banquet. Brother 
Holmgren challenged those present to jneet the 
future with strength and a purpose. 

iV.€. State Is Bost 

North Carolina State was host to District 5's 
Leadership Training School March II. Many in- 
teresting and informative ideas were brought forth. 
Individual group discussions were held to discuss 
the problems which arise in Rush, Chapter Organi- 
zation, Pledge Training, and Financial Organiza- 

Bedford W. Black, Grand Vice-president, spoke 
to the Leadership School about national organiza- 
tion and scholarship. 

Henry Bowers, assistant dean of student affairs, 
addressed the group on fraternity and school 
administration relationship. 


l^* ^ 


At District 26 School, Alumni Affairs Director Lyle E. Holmgren is seated third from left, 
District Governor George Calderwood is sixth from left. Arizona State U. was host chapter. 

Dorsey in District 4 

John Barton Dorsey, new governor of District 4 
embracing the Virginia chapters, is a former 
sparkplug for the mother chapter, where he served 
as president and a very BMOC besides, graduating 
in 1955. He was a member of the track and 
cross-country teams, president of Omicron Delta 
Kappa, a member of Pi Delta Epsilon, and edi- 
tor of the Messenger. 

He is employed as an industrial insulations 
representative by Johns-Manville in Richmond, 
where he and his wife May and children Douglas 
and Nell live at 3729 Wainfleet Dr. 

Today's hobbies are golf and various spectator 
sports. He is a member of the American Society 
of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning 
Engineers and of the Central Virginia Engineers 
Club. He is also a director of the Affiliated In- 
vestors Corp. of Atlanta, Ga. 

New Texas Assistant 

Don Michael Harms, North Texas State, '54, 
is the new assistant district governor in Texas 
who makes his headquarters in the city of Irving. 
He will assist Governor Chester Lee. 

Brother Harms is vice-president and manager 
of McNefiE Industries, Inc., of Dallas, and from 
1956-60 was chief engineer for the Falcon Manu- 
facturing Corp., Inc. 

As an undergraduate, he served the local 
which became Texas Beta in two capacities: as 
controller and as social chairman. He was 
Freshman Class president in 1950, student body 
treasurer in 1952, and participated in track and 

He has served the Dallas Alumni Chapter as 
president for two years and is the group's perma- 
nent treasurer. He also served as Conclave dele- 
gate in 1955 at Cincinnati. He was a prominent 

John Dorsey, Richmond, District 4 gov- 
ernor in charge of the Virginia chapters. 

D. M. Harms, North Texas State, '54, 
new assistant governor of District 16. 


factor in the success of his chapter's building*" 

Brother Harms lives at 1809 Annett St., in Irving 
with his wife Wanda and two children, Stacy, who 
is three, and Steven, who will be two in August. 
Present hobbies are golf and tennis. 

An Oklahotna T-bone 

Leon J. "T-Bone" McDonald, Jr., Oklahoma 
State, '48, has been a loyal alumni sparkplug in 
the Southwest since his undergraduate days. Ask 
almost any Sig Ep in Oklahoma who T-Bone is 
and he'll tell you. 

Occupationally, T-Bone is Southwestern sales 
manager for Frisch and Co., of Paterson, N.J. He 
has also been associated with General Mills, Inc., 
Minneapolis, Minn., and the Reardin Co., for 
whose eastern division in Kearny, N.J., he served 
as manager. 

While on campus he served the chapter as 
athletic chairman and historian. He was president 
of Aggie Society and active in Blue Key, Sigma 
Delta Chi, Student Senate, and Delta Sigma 
Alpha. Today he is a member of the board of 
directors of the Oklahoma City Alumni Associa- 

T-Bone and his wife, whose name is Linnell, 
live in Norman with their four youngsters — Glen 
Andrew, eight, Carrie Linn, seven, Michael 
Gresham, six, and David Brian, three. Hobbies 
are golf, reading, and salesmanship. T-Bone has 
a brother in Sigma Phi Epsilon — James A. Mc- 
Donald, Oklahoma State, '47. 

When T-Bone served his chapter as historian 
in 1947, the Journal carried few reports better 
than his. He is still a good reporter. Attending 
his chapter's Golden Heart Formal on March 3, he 
wrote as follows: 

District Governor and Mrs. Leon (T-Bone) 
McDonald, Oklahoma State, with Dr, Haskell 
Pruett at his chapter's Golden Heart formal. 

"I was fortunate enough to watch the Oklahoma 
Alpha volleyball team defeat the — until then — 
undefeated Lambda Chi Alpha's 13-15; 15-0; 15-6, 
the evening of March 2nd, 1961. Oklahoma Alpha 
is still undefeated in interfraternity volleyball. 

"Oklahoma Alpha reported 107 actives and 
pledges on this visit. The Oklahoma Alpha men 
are number one fraternity at Oklahoma State 
University in 1961. 

"I have attended several Oklahoma Beta func- 
tions this year highlighted by initiation of ten 
new members of Sigma Phi Epsilon on March 5. 

"Oklahoma Beta's alumni board spearheaded 
by Dr. Jim Haddock and Bill Morgan is laying 
the groundwork for a new chapter house within 
the next three years. 

"Oklahoma Delta recently elected a new slate of 
chapter oflBcers, who I'm confident will lead Okla- 
homa Delta to the number one position on the 
Oklahoma City University campus this year. 

"Darrel Brittsan and I had a fine visit on 
March 6, in Oklahoma City. 

"Plans for our District 14 Leadership Con- 
ference are now underway. Oklahoma Alpha will 
be host chapter this year at the chapter house in 

"All three Oklahoma chapters are definitely 
promising Chapter Newspapers before the year 
is out. 

"Our number one project is to repledge all our 
alumni by letting them know what their Okla- 
homa Sigma Phi Epsilon chapters are doing." 

New Counselors 

Evansville has a new counselor, Maurice D. 
Rohleder, '58. He is employed by the Prudential 
Insurance Co. of America as a special agent. He 
succeeds Randy Marrs, Marshall. 

Other new chapter counselors approved by the 
National Board of the Fraternity since the last 
Journal include the following: 

Lawrence G. Shadoan, Montana State Colony; 
Clyde D. Staley, Jr., Pittsburgh; Jame D. Keith, 
Arkansas State; Phillip J. Vittore, Illinois Tech; 
Leonard Costa, Bradley; Conrad J. K. Eriksen, 
Kansas State; Charles F. Peake, Maryland; Aaron 
C. Hailey, Missouri Mines; Robert D. Humble, 
New Mexico; Gordon B. Hughes, Wake Forest; 
Carl W. Hall, North Texas State; and Stanley E. 
Romanoski, West Virginia. 

Ofiieial Fatnily Alutnni 

Former Grand President Francis J. Knauss, 
Colorado, has just completed his term on the 
Supreme Court of Colorado and has resumed the 
practice of law in Denver. He is associated with 
the firm of Tilly and Skelton, whose offices are 
in the Majestic Building. 

Since Richard Obrosky, Thiel, left his job as 
Sig Ep field secretary in 1959, he has obtained a 
job, a wife, a child, and a home. 


Dick is director of development rerorfij ^nd 
director of the class agent solicitation program at 
the University of Pittsburgh. On May 7, 1960, he 
took for his bride Jean Marie Mertz, Carnegie 
Institute, '56, brought her to a newly purchased 
home in suburban Pittsburgh, and on February 7, 
1961, witnessed the arrival of a bundle from 
heaven, Patricia Lynn Obrosky, 8 pounds, 4 

Charles J. Hartmann, Jr., Washington Univer- 
sity (St. Louis), '59, a former field secretary of 
the Fraternity who is now working for his law 
degree at Missouri while serving as assistant in the 
office of the dean of students, plans to attend the 
Chicago Conclave with his new bride. 

The wedding date has been set in late August 
for Charles and Susan Marie Meckfessel, Wash- 
ington U. senior, and president of the Delta 
Gamma chapter there. The bride-elect has a Sig 
Ep brother, Richard Roger Meckfessel, director 
of athletic publicity and assistant basketball 
coach for his alma mater. 

Charles and Susan danced at the Grand Ball of 
the St. Louis Conclave of 1957, came to the 
Washington Grand Ball two years later where they 
danced again, and plan to be at Chicago as 
candidates for a Loyal Legionnaire rating. 

W. H. Sanders, Jr., Richmond, '39, former gover- 
nor of the Fraternity's District 4, has opened his 
own general insurance office in the Byrd Building. 

These six brothers from Marshall seem 
proud of District Governor's Cup won 
at the recent District Leadership School. 

The Fraternity extends sympathy to past Grand 
President Charles Shepherd Thompson, Pennsyl- 
vania, in the passing of Mrs. Thompson Decem- 
ber 3, 1960. 


At the recent District Leadership Conference at 
Oxford, Ohio, the Marshall chapter, was awarded 
the District Governor's Cup for the best chapter 
in District 9, competing with several very fine Sig 
Ep chapters — Cincinnati, Miami, Ohio State, Ohio 
Wesleyan, and Ohio Northern. 

The 1961 Sig Ep Ball was hosted by the David- 
Valparaiso's basketball team, which won 
Sig Ep Midwestern tournament at Bradley. 

son chapter at the Robert E. Lee Hotel in Winston- 
Salem April 29. Decorations were handled by the 
Wake Forest Chapter. The general chairman was 
Roger E. Dewhurst. 

The 1961 annual Sig Ep Midwest Basketball 
Tournament was held the weekend of March 3 
at Bradley. Competition was brotherly. Ten teams 
from six states participated, the victor being 

Friday evening saw the first game between 
Illinois Tech and Iowa Wesleyan. 

Tournament play continued Saturday morning 
and at noon a break was taken for lunch and 
an afternoon to attend the Bradley-St. Louis game 
in mass. Four o'clock found the brothers once 
again at the Illinois National Guard Armory in 
Peoria finishing up the elimination games. As the 
semi-finals drew to a close, the brothers from 
Monmouth, Valparaiso, Culver-Stockton, and West- 
ern Michigan were tasting the closeness of victory 
and preparing for the finals. 

Basketball was forgotten at nine in the eve- 
ning as the proceedings moved to the Peoria Army 
Reserve Center for an evening of dancing and 
socializing. A campus combo was hired and amid 
simple but enjoyable surroundings the midwestern 
brothers spent the evening comparing notes of 
interest and generally enjoying themselves. 


Iowa's district tournament winners with 
trophies they garnered in the contest. 

Mines and Metallurgy carried off the man-mile 
trophy by bringing 30 men a total of 7710 man- 
miles. A three-man committee of officials and an 
observer picked an all-tourney team consisting of 
the following brothers: Jack Schillinger, Mon- 
mouth; Ron Robbe, Western Michigan, Al 
Gimmes, Valparaiso; Paul Berta, Culver-Stockton, 
and Don Scmulz, Valparaiso. 

The trophies were awarded and the brothers 
departed, leaving behind them and also taking 
with them the lesson that competition on such a 
friendly basis is a lesson in fraternity. 

Drake hosted the District 20 Basketball Tour- 
nament in February. Chapters competing were 
Parsons, Iowa University, Iowa Wesleyan, Omaha 
and Drake. Iowa University beat Parsons in the 
final game to take home the first place traveling 
and permanent trophies. The games were played 
in the Drake field house. 

Sunday morning the spirit which started with 
the consolation game at 10:00 nearly tripled itself 
and the balcony rocked with wild excitement. As 
the tip-off marked the start of the final game, it 
was evident that the victor would earn the crown. 
Valparaiso moved into a first half lead of 18 to 10. 
The brothers of Culver-Stockton soared to within 
one point of their competitors but Valparaiso per- 
sisted, 36-35. 

Monmouth won third. The Missouri School of 

Colorado Stale U. Sig Eps organized the first 
annual "Six Chapter Dinner Dance" held in Den- 
ver in February. Attendance at the dance included 
brothers from every chapter in District 15: Colo- 
rado U. Denver, Colorado Mines, Colorado State 
(Greeley), and Wyoming as well as Colorado 
State U. 

A capacity crowd filled the penthouse ball- 
rooms of a Denver hotel. Sig Eps and their dates 
were entertained by two orchestras and floor show. 


3Maine Loan Fund 

Maine Sig Eps have set up a chapter scholar- 
ship loan fund. Applications are made to a com- 
mittee of two alumni and one active brother, and 
the loans are approved by the same committee. 
The principal is due on the first day of the 
month after graduation, but the note can be re- 
newed and paid in easy installments at 3 per cent 

Maine recognizes the value of the Sig Ep na- 
tional scholarship awards. This year the Ulysses 
G. Dubach award, and the Clifford B. Scott 
Memorial Key were awarded to brothers of the 
class of 1962. Steve Fogg, a math major, re- 
ceived the Dubach award, while Gerry Gay, an 
electrical engineering student and past president, 
was awarded the Scott Key. 


The North Carolina chapter has inaugurated 
the Edward Olechovsky Award, in honor of an 
alumnus of the Florida State chapter, who is at 
North Carolina. 

It was presented for the first time to the brother 
for whom it is named and will be given annually 
in the future to the brother who similarly "gives 

of himself unselfishly in the true spirit of frater- 

Writes Gilbert Lorenz of Brother Olechovsky: 
"He has injected a large amount of energy and 
spirit into our chapter and has given us ideas to 
use and guides to follow. He has spent much of 
his time counseling members with social and aca- 
demic problems." 


The Maine chapter has an active Sweethearts 
Club which is composed of all the girls who are 
pinned or engaged to brothers, and who live on or 
near the campus. The club has its own officers and 
holds regular monthly meetings in which the chap- 
ter housemother participates. They plan their ac- 
tivities and exchange views on everything from 
love to the welfare of Maine Alpha. 

A notable sweetheart contribution to the house 
has been a new set of draperies in the library, and 
also in the living room. Not only do the sweet- 
hearts do things on their own, but they co-ordinate 
many of their activities with the brothers. Each 
year parties are given at Christmas and Halloween 
for underprivileged children of nearby communi- 
ties. The female touch is also utilized when it 
comes to party decorations. 


Brothers recognize Sweethearts formally hv 
singing to them just after they have received their 
golden heart. The Sweetheart Song is sung by 
the group beneath the girl's window at her dormi- 
tory during the evening. A large flaming Sig Ep 
heart is displayed, and every brother wears his 
Sig Ep jacket. 


Pledge Training 

At Maine, the first class of 14 members was 
initiated on October 16, 1960; the second class of 
6 members were inducted on February 26, 1961. 
This second pledge class consisted of members 
not pledged during the regular rushing season, 
and also some transfer students pledged this fall. 
Maine Alpha finds it profitable not to forget 
that rushing is a constant job. 

The second pledge class got a chance to retaliate 
against the brothers through a brother auction for 
the things they had to take as pledges. Certain 
brothers were chosen by the pledges in number 
equal to the pledge class, and were auctioned off 
to the highest pledge bidder. Brothers were 
bought at fantastic prices by pledges. The twist 
was that the brothers were subject to the com- 
mand of the pledges for an hour. 

A method is currently being developed by 
which the entire pledge program can be success- 
fully completed in one semester so that pledges 
can be initiated in September before school starts. 

Money-Raising Tip 

Tampa Sig Eps during the recent annual 
Gasparilla Festival in their college town took ad- 
vantage of the many thousands of sightseers and 
tourists by setting up concessions and operating 
parking lots. The result of this enterprise was a 
tidy sum for the chapter treasury. 

Exercise in Perspective 

Idaho State Sig Eps held their first annual mid- 
winter retreat at West Yellowstone, Mont., Febru- 
ary 3, 4, and 5. It was 40°^ — but this didn't seem 
to cool the spirits of the 40 brothers attending. 
Workshops for second semester rush and general 
planning for the future were the main pastimes 
but these were supplemented with skiing, skating, 
singing, and fellowship. If your chapter is bogged 
down after that first semester grind, try a retreat 
and watch the results. —Ron Wolters 

Buck a 3Monlti 

At Westminster, every brother on a monthly 
basis is assessed one dollar which is used to 
promote a monthly fraternity get-together. Dollar 
Day accomplishes its primary purpose of draw- 
ing all Westminster Sig Eps closer together by 
means of good food and good recreation. Com- 

SENIOR Sig Eps at Purdue last year gave 
to the house as their gift, an old milk truck. 
Getting it in top running condition was ac- 
complished by the more mechanically 
minded brothers, and it turned out there 
were quite a few of them. After many trips 
to the junk yard for usable parts, the truck 
ran like a top. A lock and key were installed 
where the starter button used to be so we 
could have some control over who drove the 
Next came the paint. The truck was painted 
white with "2;<i>E" on each side, and "sig 
ep" on the rear doors. 

The interior was also painted white with 
a red dash and black floor, and we have foam 
rubber seats, covered with red leather, along 
each side. 

Only juniors and seniors are allowed to 
drive the truck because of a school rule. On 
our bulletin board there is a sign-up sheet 
with the key, so when the truck is being used 
the driver signs for the key, and everyone 
knows where it is. 

The milk truck comes in very handy for 
trade parties and driving coeds to class, as 
the girls think it is "so neat." It is also used 
as a utility truck, around house dance time, 
for hauling tables, chairs, etc. 

So far we have not had a truck stufling 
contest, but you might think we were having 
one when the truck leaves for classes on a 
rainy day. — Robert H. Sheridan 




Youngstown University 

miss their senior adviser, Karl H. Benkner, 
who retires from the faculty in June. 

Dr. Benkner became interested in a small 
local fraternity, Phi Sigma Epsilon, in 1929 
when he began teaching German, French, 
and Math at the University. 

Because of his keen interest in young peo- 
ple and his belief in the fraternity system, 
the German-born professor became their 
adviser in 1931. "The first few meetings," Dr. 
Benkner recalled, "were held in the basement 
of my home. It wasn't much of a start but we 
were very happy just to be together." 

From this humble beginning. Phi Sigma 
Epsilon began to grow, mainly through his 
efforts and outstanding leadership. In May, 
1954, Phi Sigma Epsilon was installed as 
Ohio Mu of Sigma Phi Epsilon; one of the 
first to be initiated was the man who had 
seen his "dream come true." 

This light-hearted gentleman with his ever- 
present cigar and his outspoken manner, has 
been a familiar sight around the William 
Rayen School of Engineering of Youngstown 
University since 1941. 

Dr. Benkner receives a great deal of enjoy- 
ment through traveling. He spends several 
weeks annually in Germany and recently vis- 
ited the World's Fair in Brussels. 

Although he has been less active in frater- 
nity work in recent years, his guiding hand 
is still present. Indeed, his leadership, deter- 
mination, and devotion to the fraternity has 
instilled in the brotherhood of Ohio Mu a 
spirit which is sure to glow forever in the 
hearts of all brothers past, present, and fu- 

— Donald L. Pbeston 

muting Sig Eps and off-campus members are 
especially being interested in fraternity life where- 
as they have a tendency to stray from the brother- 
hood's unity because of actual physical separation. 
Dollar Day was used this year as a valuable rush- 
ing tool. 

Planning Congmittee 

The M.I.T. chapter has set up a planning com- 
mittee, consisting of three seniors (ex-officers), 
a junior, and a sophomore, to work with our 
alumni board in planning for both the immediate 
and the long-range housing improvements which 
we will undertake. This co-operative and detailed 
planning is particularly desirable in a chapter that 
is relatively young on campus, because it has 
only a small number of alumni from whom it can 
request support. 

— Robert Anderson 

\ ersatility 

The key to rushing at Southeast Missouri State 
is the belief that if there are enough scholars, 
party-men, athletes, and real honest-to-goodness 
workers, the fraternity as a whole will be strong 
and stable. 

Versatility pays off. Our chapter is defending 
all-sports champion, our float placed a very close 
(one vote) second in the Homecoming festivities, 
and last semester we stood second in the race for 
the scholarship cup. 

Of course, rushing isn't that simple. And yet 
if the brothers go into rush with the versatility 
factor in mind, the chapter will usually come up 
with the approximate ratios desired. 

Last Fall when Roy Fassel (Little AU-American 
and All-Sig Ep) and Les Anderhub (All-Confer- 
ence) played their last football games, the chap- 
ter went out and pledged Bill Giessing and 
Vivan Reed, both of whom just recently won 
honors at the NCAA finals at Evansville, Ind. Reed 
was selected for the all-tournament team and 
therewith became a prime candidate for All- 

Most brothers have a good idea of what it takes 
to make a Sig Ep. We all should. There are 
enough good men of each "major" group that will 
make good Sig Eps, thereby giving the chapter the 
material from which to choose in the all-important 
respect of over-all versatility. 

This policy has given Northeast Missouri State 
Sig Eps the number one spot among Greek organi- 

— Lewis E. Bock 

OfKeer Selection 

Three steps were taken this fall and winter by 
Cornell's chapter in an attempt to unify the lead- 
ership of the house and to guarantee that the best 
men be selected to lead the fraternity. After dis- 
covering that committee chairmen who did not 


live in the chapter house had a. tendency t<^ ^'iISll 
their duties incompletely, the whole chapter de- 
cided to make it house policy, with an eye 
toward the new house expected in 1962, to have 
all chairmen live in. The executive committee 
followed up this step by allowing self-nominations 
for house officers. By so doing, the committee gave 
the brothers electing next year's officers another 
factor to use in considering for whom to vote. 
The desire of a brother to hold an office is im- 
portant in his performance of the task. Finally, the 
NYB, New York Beta's newspaper, was put di- 
rectly under the control of the historian to ensure 
that it be directly related and subject to super- 
vision by the executive committee. 

These steps are all designed to alleviate a prob- 
lem, which also bothers national and local gov- 
ernments. This problem is the growth of a large 
amount of loose and uncontrolled bureaucracy. 
In the self-nomination idea, it is hoped that elec- 
tions would not be a mere promotional time, where 
a person holding one office would automatically 
advance to another. The method provides one 
more incentive to elect the best man to the job. 
By requiring that committee chairmen live in the 
house, and by connecting various house activities 
more directly to the executive committee, it is 
anticipated that the house will end up with more 
able, active, and efficient leadership. 

— William J. Norton, II 


Syracuse Sig Eps for spring rush initiated a 
program new to the chapter, with the help of 
Tom Alibrandi, an affiliate from Arizona. As a 
result, seven good men came to New York Alpha. 

When rushees came to the house, they were 
screened for financial status, scholarship ability, 
and interest. 

If these rushees proceeded to show that they 
were pledging material, they were sent to a bid 
team, which consisted of the president, rush 
chairman, assistant rush chairman, and a pledge. 
Here they were further screened, and if they 
were considered Sig Ep material, they were 
offered a pin. 

Ohio Wesleyan Sig Eps believe that the key 
to rushing is intimate contact and friendship 
with as many rushees as possible. To achieve 
this end, we make it the duty of every brother to 
make several good friends among the rushees over 
the summer months. The country is divided into 
about 10 districts with a chairman for each 
district. The chairman is responsible for delegat- 
ing duties to each member in his district. Rush 
parties are held in every district and travel be- 
tween districts for rush parties is greatly en- 
couraged. Every rushee in each district is con- 
tacted and evaluated during the early part of the 
summer. In the later months firm friendships are 
established between the actives and the men we 
wish to pledge. When these men come to campus 

in September, each has a "best friend" in the 
chapter and is "ripe" for pledging. 

In addition to these methods, one man in the 
chapter spends the entire summer traveling be- 
tween districts acting as a co-ordinator and an 
extra hand in organization. This man is usually 
the rush chairman but that is not necessary. 

Rush is the lifeblood of our fraternity and we 
believe that it should be treated that way. With 
organization and a rush-conscious chapter, we 
can not help but succeed. 

— John W. Fischer 

To stimulate summer rush, the Rushing Com- 
mittee at North Carolina State has decided to try 
something new. The state will be divided into four 
or five rushing districts, with a number of 
brothers responsible for each district. 

Summer rush is a good opportunity to become 
acquainted with prospective rushees, and for the 
rushees to become familiar and feel at home with 
the members of the fraternity. 

— Ivan Gilland 

This year Colorado State University Sig Eps 
have initiated an extensive "Rush Movie" pro- 
gram. A 60-minute, 8mm colored film has been 
prepared specifically for the spring rush of gradu- 
ating high school seniors. The movie may also be 
used effectively for formal rush in the fall. It is 
arranged as a history of the year and explanations 
of the film is made by titles preceding each sub- 
ject as well as by a narrator. 

The program will leave no stone unturned in 
answering the questions the rushees may have in 
mind concerning life at the Sig Ep house. In its 
broad sweep of activities engaged in by the fra- 
ternity, it appeals in some part to every type of 

The introduction of the film is a brief tour of 
the campus, and the Sig Ep House as located in 
relation to the campus. Greetings at the Big Red 
Door are given by our congenial housemother at 
which time her position may be explained. A few 
shots of the house follow. This includes the 
kitchen and a grill full of sizzling steaks. 

The rushee is introduced to the brothers by 
showing the intramural sports program with shots 
of Sig Ep I. M. teams in action. The narrator at 
this time has the opportunity to explain the I. M. 
sports program on the campus. 

Next are the group participation "sports," such 
as the "field day." Here the rushee learns that 
only mass co-operative effort can keep our 26-room 
house clean. It is also shown that all is not work 
on field days when a water fight breaks out with 
the neighboring sororities and some of the girls 
get a dunking in the tub. 

The film continues with more of the everyday 
life of a Sig Ep and the inter-organization com- 
petition as a promotion for the Greek system, but 
more emphasis on the intra-organization co-opera- 
tion, brotherhood, and spirit of Sigma Phi Epsilon. 

The next portion of the film deals with the 


Penn State Alumni Treasurer 
M. C. Mateer hands check for 
scholarship to D. G. Wilson, 
while Adviser J. W. Dunlop 
(left), R. Roth, and H. R. 
Mears, at right, look on. 

social opportunities. Showing the dances, func- 
tions, exchanges, parties, and "woodsies" of the 
chapter. Also included are the impromptu visits 
from sorority women either "borrowing" some- 
thing or recovering something which has been 
"borrowed" from them. 

The film also shows in detail the group effort 
which is behind the building of a float or house 
decorations. Motion pictures explain these ac- 
tivities in much more detail than could ever be 
obtained by word of mouth or still pictures. 

More group participation and co-operation is 
shown on the Heart Fund volunteer work and the 
functions for the entertainment of underprivileged 
children which Sig Eps sponsor. 

As a change of pace, a more personal introduc- 
tion is made to the outstanding men in the house. 
This sequence shows our scholarship holders. The 
men active in student organizations, government 
and varsity athletes in action. 

Winding up the film is an account of the Fra- 
ternity Government and an explanation of the 
work and planning necessary to maintain a good 
fraternity. The pledge meeting is shown as well 
as the executive council and the alumni board. 

The end of the film should bring an end to 
any doubt in the rushees' mind concerning the 
Fraternity and should also convince him of the 
real worth and purpose he would assume as a 
member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. 

—Tom Brennan 

Chaplain is Integral 

Missouri Mines Sig Eps believe that the Chapter 
Chaplain should be a member of the Executive 
Committee. This was first tried at Rolla as an 
experiment, but has succeeded so well that our 
Chaplain has become an integral part of the 
Executive Committee's functioning. 

The Chaplain, we find, has often provided a 
stabilizing effect for the committee. At an engi- 
neering school, such as the Missouri School of 
Mines and Metallurgy, the school atmosphere 
looks to the tangible side of events and decisions. 
Too often, fraternities absorb a part of this, some- 
times overshadowing the very necessary idealism 
by the overemphasis placed on realism. Thus, in 
our continued efiForts toward betterment, we find 
it much too easy to set aside our idealism, and 
look only to tangible gains. Here, the Chaplain's 
advice, brought out in discussions, helps to remind 
us of the ideals which we must fulfill if we 
wish to remain a brotherhood of Sigma Phi Epsi- 

The Executive Committee, too, can enhance the 
astuteness of their decisions by incorporating the 
Chaplain's advice into their decisions and policies. 
If he is a voting member of the committee, his 
thoughts and ideas will be brought out. Indeed, 
his very vote gives his thoughts weight. Because 
of this, the chapter too stands to gain from his 
ideas and ideals. — H. Richard Miller 





At Colorado, Joe Beckner, senior from Rich- 
mond, Ind., is commonly known to basketball fans 
as "Little Joe." He is attending school on a basket- 
ball scholarship and plays first string guard for 
the Buffs. Joe is considered by his coach as one of 
the finest ball-handlers he has seen. 

Besides being a standout in basketball Joe also 
pitches for the Buff baseball team. Joe is presi- 
dent of C-Club, the letterman's organization. He is 
chapter pledge trainer and was vice-president last 

Joe Sanchez and new pledge Pete Hall took first 
in the all-school intramural gymnastics meet as a 
team at the University of Colorado March 11. Com- 
peting against 15 other houses, dorm teams, and 
independent teams, Pete Hall came in second as 
all-around gymnast and brother Sanchez came in 

The Sanchez-Hall Sig Ep team took first over-all 
with a total of 49 points out of a possible 63, with 
the second place team getting 26 points. 

Grayal Gilkey, pledge, plays second-string var- 
sity forward for the Buffs. 

At Culver-Stockton, Wes Peiffer, Bob Smith, 
Frank Long, William Shelton, George Lucus, and 
Bill McAllister were members of the basketball 
team. Wes Peiffer made the M.C.A.U. all-confer- 
ence team. 



Sig Eps playing baseball this spring will be 
John Freyek, Jerry Wizorek, Dave Schattgen, 
Glenn Dothage, Paul Berts, and Bill Griffin. 

Track members are Ken Carlson, Sid Landin, 
Paul Sulla, and Gene Crane. 

George Taylor is a member of the golf team. 

On the tennis team are Dave Kortev and Ed 
Rezanka. William Crowe will coach. 

Greeley's candidate for the AU-Sig Ep Basket- 
ball Team is Bob Ruffin, junior from Denver, 
6'2", 160 pounds. Bob placed on the Rocky Moun- 
tain Conference first team. He was one of the five 
leading scorers in the conference, and top re- 
bounder on his team. Several times during the 
season he was selected the "outstanding player of 

Culver-Stockton varsity cage stars. From 
left: Lucas. Peiffer. Long, Smith, Shelton. 

Central Michigan's Ron Ruhland, member 
of 1960-61 All-American swimming team. 


Gary ' Burkgren 
Colorado State C. 

Ted Wright 
Colorado State C. 

Harold Harrison 
Colorado State C. 

Colorado State C. 

Oregon Stale 

Iowa State's Marv Straw snares one. 

the game." Last year as a sophomore he was 
selected for the second all-conference team. 

Bob's chapter activities include: senior marshal, 
pledge board, historian's committee, intramural 
coach, and in charge of building a new trophy 
case for the chapter room. On the campus he is 
secretary of the letterman's club, orientation leader 
for new freshmen, and songfest chairman. 

At Illinois, the "Big Daddy" of the Big Ten, 
Joe Rutgens, has been named to four All-America 
teams, the NCAA-ABC television All-America, the 
Williamson Rating System All-America, the Time 
Magazine All-America, and the United Press In- 
ternational All-America. In addition to these 
honors he was also All-Conference. Bill Brown, 
the captain of the Illinois team, has also pulled 
down his share of the honors. Among these are the 
Back of the Year Award, the Most Valuable Player 
Award in the North-South game, and the Pre- 
season Playboy All-America. Bill stars in track as 
well as football ; he won the Big Ten Indoor Shot- 
put, and also holds the Big Ten record in that 

At Iowa State, Bud Pierce, a sophomore, a 
backstroker, holds the following records: (1) Big 
Eight Conference record — 100-yard backstroke; 
(2) University record — 100-yard and 200-yard 
backstroke; (3) Undefeated in 100-yard back- 
stroke in dual meets this year; (4) member of the 
medley relay team which holds the school record. 

Bud has set a record in the majority of the 
meets in which he has participated this year and 
has been honored as an Athlete of the Week at 
Iowa State. 

Marv Straw, a 6'4" sophomore, has been a start- 
ing forward for most of the season. 

At Maine, Mike Kimball, '62, is a member of 
the varsity cross-country, indoor and outdoor track 


teams. As a freshman, which was his se jiid year 
of running, he won the New England cross-country 
race and later placed sixth in the IC4A meet. 
Since that time, he has dominated first place in 
nearly all cross-country meets and the mile- and 
two-mile events indoors and outdoors. Last spring, 
Mike won the mile- and two-mile events in the 
Yankee Conference. 

Marshall's basketball captain, Bob Burgess, 
6'8" center, did an outstanding job for the Big 

Jim Gallion, 6'4", was the team's outstanding 

At Michigan, Carter Reese was a member of 
the mile relay team which placed first in the Los 
Angeles Invitational Track Meet in February. 

Football participants were Paul Raeder, Ralph 
Perriello, and Sil Jankowski. 

Varsity baseball was represented by Dick Ruud, 
Jon Edwards, Ron Walker, Joe Murello, and Sil 

Jerry Dubie is a varsity tennis player. 

At Missouri, Walt Grebing, 6'6" forward from 
Cape Girardeau, is known in the Big Eight for 
his tough defensive play in varsity basketball. 

Missouri's big southpaw Jim Russell will be 
slated for heavy duty when the Tiger baseball 
team opens the season. 

At Muhlenberg, in the first intramural wres- 
tling tournament two Sig Eps starred. Thomas 
Davies recorded a 23-second pin on his way to the 
finals of the 167-pound championship, which he 
won by a 6-5 decision. 

George Mauter recorded three pins on his way 
to the 147-pound championship, which he won by 
a third-period pin. 


Iowa State's swim champ Bud Pierce. 

At Oklahoma, Harvey Chaffin, sophomore, saw 
much action on the basketball court, as did Stan 
Morrison, also a sophomore. 

Buddy Russell completed his senior year of 
basketball. He was rush chairman for summer 
rush last summer. 

Warren Fouts had the leading score on the 
team here this year. He started in all games. 

Brian Ethridge was a leading scorer his sopho- 
more year and again in his junior year. He was 
starting center. 

Gary Wentworth, two-sport star at Omaha, pro- 
vided the constant drive as this season's basketball 

Jim Gallion 

Walt Leonhart 

Bob Burgess 


Walt Grebing 

Jim Russell 

Gary Wentworth 

captain, which kept team spirit high. Now moving 
on to baseball, Gary's pitching record forecasts 
another winning season. Last year O.U. had 19 
wins and 5 losses. Woody's earned-run average 
was 0.76 — second lowest average in NAIA small 

At Oregon, playing varsity basketball is Dave 
Robinson, while Butch Madsen and Darrell Miller 
are playing for a fine frosh squad. 

In football, John Polo and Pat Morton saw ac- 
tion on the "Liberty Bowl" squad. Ron Jones and 
Bob Good were starters on the undefeated frosh 

Jerry Livingston and John Polo are varsity 
wrestlers, and there are four men on the varsity 
swim team. Dick Moody is captain of the Duck 
mermen this year, while Dick Hildebrand, Dale 
Bergeson, and Pete Meuleveld are seeing action. 
Marlon Fletchall is a Duckling swimmer. 

Ray Haroldson, house president and a member 

of the all Northern Division team last year, prom- 
ises to be an outstanding Sig Ep athlete as var- 
sity baseball catcher. In track, Oregon Beta has 
two of the best freshman prospects in the nation 
in Mike Lehner and Clayton Steinke who were 
state champion milers in California and Oregon, 
respectively. Also high school state champion shot- 
putter Jerry Larsen will represent the frosh squad. 
John Burns, in the javelin, and Don McKelvy, in 
the broad jump, will perform on the track team. 
Two top tennis players are also founa in the 
Freshman Class: Dave Grove who has played with 
such greats as Pancho Gonzales and Lew Hoad, 
and Gary Cummings, state doubles champion. 

At Santa Barbara, Jack Houlgate and Bill 
Peters are in football; Jerry Hout and Lynn Fox 
in baseball; and Jim Phillips and Jack Houlgate 
in wrestling. 

Though Southeast Missouri State, lost a heart- 

Buddy Russell 

Warren Fouts 

Brian Etheridge 


Temple's contribution to the Ail-American 
soccer team — Penn Mu's Bill Charlton. 

Westminster's Jim O'Donnell, champion 400- 
yard free styler in West Penn conference. 

breaking NCAA National Championship game to 
Wittenberg University, she placed two men on the 
all-tournament team, and one of these was Sig Ep 
Vivan Reed. 

Although his height (5'9") was against him, 
Vivan dribbled and ball-hawked his way to ail- 
American fame during the season, helping the 
Cape State Indians compile a 25-3 record (best 
in the school's history). 

Bill Giessing (6'4" sophomore) was another Sig 
Ep starter and star. Bill was second only to Cape's 
two-year All-American, Carl Ritter, in team scor- 
ing honors, and was selected to the all-MIAA con- 
ference team as well as the NCAA Regional All- 
star team. Bill averaged 17.6 points per game for 
all games played. 

Floyd Hodge, who played for the JVEE's most 
of the season, was selected to be on the tourna- 
ment and got into the game against Chicago and 
scored two points. 

Bill Charlton, Temple, has been named to the 
1%0 All-America soccer team. As a lineman who 
would rather pass than shoot the 5'5", 123-pound 
inside left had been awarded honorable mention 
for the two preceding all-Americas. Coach William 
P. Leaness says: "Charlton has all the qualities of 
a good lineman. He can kick, run, head, and has a 
good shot." 

At Wake Forest, Bob McCreary has signed a 
pro football contract with the San Francisco 49er's 
as their fifth draft choice. Other brothers partici- 
pating in Wake Forest football are Bill Ruby, 
Tom Hartman, Bill Shendow, Neal McDuffie, and 
John Morris. 

Participating in varsity baseball are Paul Wil- 
ner. Bob Muller, and Jerry Galehouse. 

At Washington State, Roger Duprel was se- 
lected by the football team as the player of 1960 
to receive the J. Fred Bohler Inspirational Award, 
the highest honor bestowed upon an athlete at 

Jim Boylan is president of a newly formed foot- 
ball team organization and is secretary of Gray 
W, the letterman's club. 

Jim Walton was the most consistent scorer on 
the frosh basketball team, leading all frosh with a 
15.9 point per game average for the season. He 
was a starting guard and an outstanding play- 

Washington State's great gridiron luminary 
Roger Duprel receives Bohler Award as the 
University's exemplary athlete of 1960. 


Wake Forest basketball champs for second 
straight year. Kneeling, from left: Bill 
Ruby, Bob Bryan, Jerry Galehouse. Back: 
Neal McDuffie, Paul Wilner, Bob Muller. 




^^^^ '^jg^ 

"^ Jim Lane received his freshman numerals as a 

Westminster chapter adviser Charles "Buzz" 
RidI, coach of the Titans, much to the surprise of 
the sports world, led his team to fourth place na- 
tionally in the NAIA tournament at Kansas City. 
A vital part of this championship team is com- 
posed of five men of Penn Lambda. Sophomore 
Warren Sallade led the Titans in scoring at the 
tournament with a total of 78 points for five games. 
Sallade's total points for this season is 388 giving 
him an average of 14.7 points per game. As a 
result of his outstanding ability, he was selected 
as a member of the second All-District Team. An- 
other first-stringer for the Titans from Fredonia, 
Pa., is Bill Douds. Although Bill scored 58 points 
at KC, he is noted more for his spectacular 
hustling ability all season long as well as at the 
tournament. Ever ready supporters on the Titan 
second team are Bill Douds' twin brother Bob 
Douds, Max Holm from Pittsburgh, and Bill Hen- 
non. Pledge Bill Hennon is the brother of Pitt's 
AU-American basketball star Don Hennon. Ad- 
viser Buzz Ridl's team finished the season with a 
23-5 record. 

Westminster's Jim O'Donnell scored 12 of the 
Titans' 27 points in the Penn-Ohio Championships. 
Unbeaten in the 440-yard freestyle for the last 
three seasons, Jim broke his own previous Confer- 
ence record in the Penn-Ohios at Grove City Col- 
lege on March 4. His new conference, and also 
pool record, is 5:04. He also took second place in 
the 220-yard freestyle, and anchored the fourth 
place relay. At Westminster Jim holds the school 
and pool record for the 440-yard freestyle which is 
4:54. Newly appointed Director of Athletics at 
Westminster College Dr. Harold Burry, Penn 
Lambda alumnus, is Jim's coach. 

Worcester's champion wrestlers. Standing, 
from left: Bob Murphy, Moe Rees, and John 
Lewis. Front: Ted Swanson, Peter Fenner. 

Syracuse winners. From left, first row: 
Morse, Giardi, May, Rouse. Back row: 
Bryant, Grubert, Dailey. Bowman, Paglio. 

Westminster's Sig Ep coach Charles Ridl 
is flanked by the Douds brothers — both 
cage stars— Bob, No. 42; Bill, No. 32. 


With the AlUMNI 


Many of the charter members and other alumni 
were present at Omaha University Student Center 
Ballroom on February 17 to celebrate Nebraska 
Beta's 10th anniversary. The occasion was an An- 
niversary Banquet addressed by such nationally 
known Sig Ep dignitaries as Grand President C. 
Maynard Turner of Cincinnati and District Gov- 
ernor Edward E. Axthelm of Fairfield, Iowa. 

Many of those present had also been present 
when local fraternity Alpha Sigma Alpha was 
granted a charter on February 17, 1951. Additional 
honored guests included Jerry Lefler, president of 
the Nebraska Beta alumni; Milo Bail, president of 
Omaha University; Donald Pflasterer, dean of stu- 
dent personnel; and Karolee Wybenga, 1960 Ne- 
braska Beta Sweetheart. Master of Ceremonies 
was Rodney L. Hansen, president of the chapter. 

Featured speech of the evening was that of Presi- 
dent Turner, who predicted the growth of Sigma 
Phi Epsilon both nationally and on Omaha Uni- 
versity's campus, through continued personification 
of the goals and ideals of today's college fraternity 

Governor Axthelm gave congratulations to Ne- 
braska Beta and presented scholarship awards. 
John Baker received the Ulysses Grant Dubach 
Award, and Dick Donelson the Scott Award. 
George Otto and Jerry Moore received awards for 
highest grade averages in the chapter, and Gary 
Masilko and Bill Buller for highest pledge aver- 

In closing the banquet, chapter President Rod 
Hansen reiterated the duty of Sig Eps, and cited 
the effort that continuing progress of the Frater- 
nity will demand. Hansen was called by District 
Governor Axthelm "the perfect example of the 
college fraternity man." He said Nebraska Beta 
had profited greatly from his leadership, hard 
work, and unsurmountable enthusiasm which had 
been a guiding light. 

Among campus successes which mark the 10th 
anniversary are four out of eight Student Council 
positions; every presidency and vice-presidency of 
every class; first-place trophies in six intramural 
sports, and highest fraternity scholarship average 
on campus. 

The success of the chapter on Omaha Univer- 
sity's campus is greatly magnified in light of the 
fact that the chapter has no house. Such a fine 
position of leadership and enviable record among 
campus groups owes much to staunch alumni sup- 
port. Members of Nebraska Beta today are proud 
of and grateful to the many alumni of the past 
decade who set the pattern for Sig Ep brotherhood 
and success in the chapter. 

Grand President Turner, Rod Hansen, and Dis- 
trict Governor Axthelm at Omaha's anniversary. 

One outstanding example of alumni dedication 
and eflfort is that of Bill Gerbracht, faculty coun- 
selor and head of the placement office for the Uni- 
versity. Through his diplomatic relations with the 
school administration and his fulltime devotion to 
the chapter Bill has become the backbone of Ne- 
braska Beta; without him it could not have come 
nearly as far as it has. 

But now, Nebraska Beta looks forward. New 
President Kendall Brink is carrying on the fine 
precedent of Rod Hansen, and a highly profitable 
year is in prospect. Scholastically, socially, and 
athletically Nebraska Beta will grow, always with 
the goal in mind of "the betterment of the man." 
A house on Municipal University's campus is 
hoped for, but the best progress will ensue through 
the channels of brotherhood and diligence which 
have been apparent in the past ten years. 

— Ed Pechar 


Colorado Alpha's second annujil alumni picnic 
is planned for this May 6. It will be held at the 
Lazy Pace Ranch located in the foothills just 
northwest of Boulder. 


llUnois Tech Sig Eps held an alumni reunion 
party at the house January 27. At a business meet- 
ing the founding alumni were elected to the chap- 
ter's Alumni Board: John Mooney, president; 


Andrew Strelec, treasurer; Stan Szachnitowski, « 
secretary; Tony Roback, alumni interfraternity 
council representative; Joseph Difiglio, board mem- 
ber; and Henry Curio, board member. Phillip 
Vittore was reappointed chapter counselor. 


Quarterly meeting of the Connecticut alumni 
chapter was held at the Oakdale Tavern on Jan- 
uary 19. The following officers were elected to 
serve one-year terms: president, Donald W. Bell, 
Massachusetts, '54; vice-president, Donald C. 
Scholl, Connecticut, '56; secretary, Edwin F. 
White, Massachusetts, '54; treasurer, Merlin L. 
Evans, Iowa Wesleyan, '53. 

The next meeting, scheduled for April 20, will 
be our annual "drag" dinner meeting. All alumni 
are welcome. 

The Connecticut Alumni Chapter is a socially 
active group, and has expressed the strong desire 
to contribute actively to the life of the national 
organization. — Edwin F. White 


The annual reunion of the Delaware chapter 
will be held at the Newark Country Club in Ne- 
wark, Dela., Friday, May 12. 

A Smorgasbord Dinner with all the trimmings 
will be followed by as few reports as possible. 
Entertainment will close the evening festivities. 

All brothers are urged to come early and stay 
late, golf course is ours for the day with Bob 
DeFiore and Dick DiSabatino in charge of the 
golfers and prizes. 

The "Sponsor an Active" theme will be used 
again. Each alumnus can have an active member 
as his guest by sending along the price of his 
dinner. As usual, last year we were oversubscribed 
and all the sophs, juniors, and seniors were in- 
vited. Alumni brothers are urged to send their 
reservations in early to Chairman Bill Gerow, 2503 
Wellesley Drive, Wilmington 3, Dela. 

Cal Coppack, president of the alumni board of 
directors, will be toastmaster. 

Last year's reunion attracted 148 men with such 
far-away places as Michigan, Connecticut, Massa- 
chusetts, and New York State being represented. 
As in the past, handsome door prizes will be 
awarded those coming the longest distance, first 
reservation received, etc. — William L. Gerow 


The John W. Brooks Library Memorial Fund 
has been established at Syracuse University to 
honor the memory of a loyal leader in fraternity, 
community, and university affairs. 

Brooks, a founder and trustee of the Syracuse 
University Library Associates, died on August 26, 
1960. (See November, 1960, Journal, pages 49- 

The Fund was established by Sig Eps, friends, 
and relatives for the purchase of books to be 
placed in the University Library, with bookplates 
inscribed in the name of John W. Brooks. 

Of the many tributes, written and oral, which 
have been given, the following paragraphs from an 
editorial in the Syracuse Herald-Journal, comprise 
a meaningful eulogy: 

"His profession was life insurance, and he con- 
sidered it a high privilege to make the benefits of 
a planned insurance program available to those 
who could qualify. He never 'sold insurance' in 
the usual sense. A thorough student of the busi- 
ness, he used his professional skill to advise and 
counsel his hundreds of policyholders. 

"Many families owe their present financial sta- 
bility to the careful planning and integrity of Jack 
Brooks over the past 40 years. 

"He was not however, a one-interest individual. 
He was devoted to his church, to his university, to 
his fraternity and to his friends, and he found 
healthy recreation in his well-played game of golf. 

"First Methodist Church had known him for 
decades as one of its most generous supporters, as 
a member of its Official Board, for five years as 
Sunday School superintendent and always as a 
bulwark of strength. 

"Syracuse University is greatly in his debt, both 
for the years of volunteer work as a leading 
alumnus and for his more recent service as con- 
sultant to many persons who desired to set up 
annuities and to make bequests to the University. 

"His college fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon, has 
profited from his advice and continuing interest 
over the years." 


The alumni board of the Idaho State chapter 
recently held elections with Dan Nagel, Idaho 
State, named vice-president; Dave Clift, Wash- 
ington State, chosen as secretary; and Al Weese, 
Colorado, treasurer. The position of president 
has not been filled. 

Long Beach 

Members of the Long Beach, Calif., Alumni 
Chapter were hosts to the undergraduates of the 
Long Beach State Colony at their house on Feb- 
ruary 15. Sound and color films of the 1959 base- 
ball World Series between the Los Angeles 
Dodgers and Chicago White Sox were shown. The 
alumni provided refreshments. 

Again on February 18, Long Beach was the 
locale for the Southern California Chapter's an- 
nual Queen of Hearts dance. Fourteen Long Beach 
State colony members and their dates enjoyed 
their first Sig Ep dance. The affair was held in 
the Panorama Room of the Lafayette Hotel. 

Special guests included Dr. and Mrs. Robert 
Hage, faculty adviser and dean of counseling at 
Long Beach State, District Governor and Mrs. 


Robert L. Ryan, Alumni Chapter President and 
Mrs. Jim White, and Colony Counseloi Luis 
Roberts with his two lovely daughters, Roxie and 
Sherie. New officers for the Colony are: Dennis 
Bellinger, president; Mike Hamilton, vice-presi- 
dent; Brian Edwards, secretary; Tom Searing, 
controller; Alan Hale, rush chairman. 

E.OS Angeles 

Approximately 50 couples attended the Los 
Angeles Alumni Chapter's annual dinner-dance at 
Michael's Restaurant on March 11. 

Champagne, a superb fillet dinner, Verne Boyer's 
orchestra were ingredients which paved the way 
for the climax of the evening: the nostalgic strains 
of "My Sigma Phi Epsilon Sweetheart." 

Representing the current crop from 28th Street 
were: Larry Brown, Luther Bert, Tom Lance, and 
Fred Held. — S. C. Rowland 

Ole Miss alumni discuss plans. From left: 
Dr. J. G. Thompson, Senator John Clark Love, 
and Dr. Robert Shands. Standing: Resident 
Counselor Emory MuUins and David Raborn. 

Siarhville, Miss. 

Mississippi Beta's Alumni chapter of central 
Mississippi recently elected these officers: Don 
Morrison, president; Bill Sykes, internal vice- 
president; Bob Prichard, external vice-president; 
Sidney N. Craft, secretary-treasurer. All are of 
Jackson. Directors are: Tommy Hester, Bobby D. 
Taylor, Dennis E. Johnston, Jim Moorehead, and 
Bob Day all of Jackson. 

On March 24, 1961, Mississippi Beta called a 
meeting of the alumni of north Mississippi to or- 
ganize the alumni of north Mississippi into Mis- 
sissippi Beta's alumni chapter of north Mississippi. 
Attending the meeting were William Randle, Davis 
Randle, Frank C. Page, and Loyd P. Jacks, of 
Starkville; and George B. Arnold, Crawford; Ed 
Hammond, Winona; Glenn Johnson, Grenada; 
Rufe M. Lamon, West Point. 

Through this type of organization, Mississippi 
Beta hopes to unite its own alumni and the alumni 
of the University of Mississippi and Mississippi 
Southern College into a more co-ordinated unit 
to help build stronger and better Sig Ep chapters 
in the state. Mississippi Beta believes that this is 
a new and different way of organizing alumni and 
that it will prove profitable to us as time goes by. 
— Robert D. Sturdivant 


University of Oklahoma alumni originally from 
Claremore, Okla., were hosts April 8, to all their 
chapter brother alumni residing in Northeastern 
Oklahoma at a party given at the Tulsa Press 
Club. John Denbo and Warren Johnson of Clare- 
more, and Ed Thompson, who flew to Tulsa from 
his current home in New York especially for the 
party, were the official hosts. 

A special invitation was sent to Glenn North- 
cutt, an honorary member at Oklahoma, who is 

now a member of the board of regents of the Uni- 

Forrest L. Frueh, president of the chapter at 
Norman; T-Bone McDonald, District 4 Governor; 
Milton Craig and Del Northcut, members of the 
Oklahoma House of Representatives; and repre- 
sentatives of the Oklahoma City Alumni Chapter 
were also among the invited guests. 

The party served to renew old friendships and 
is the first of a series of regularly scheduled social 

Plans were made for more active and more ef- 
fective participation with the Northeastern Okla- 
homa Alumni chapter, whose membership includes 
Sig Eps from Oklahoma State U., Tulsa, and 
Arkansas. —Rodney C. Buckles 

The Northeastern Alumni Association held a 
meeting in Tulsa on March 23, at which District 
Governor T-Bone McDonald made a report on the 
standing of chapters in the area. Future meetings 
for April 18 and May 12 were announced. 

The following men attended: Earl G. Hoff, Bert 
W. VonAspe, Floyd Harrawood, T-Bone Mc- 
Donald, M. Parke Huntington, Robert G. Fry, 
Miles I. Fidler, John Denbo, Don Cameron, Jack 
V. Felts, Tom Sterling, Charles L. Phillips, Larkin 
Bailey, Dean C. Felts, George S. Thompson, Rod 
Buckles, R. M. Peterson, Fred H. Murdock, S. G. 
Roegels, Dale Conner, Jack P. Keeter, Jim Dixon, 
Bryan Henson, Moody Seibert, and Jerry Ruddle. 


The traditional annual Softball game between 
alumni and undergraduates of the Penn chapter 
took place April 15 at Smedley Park. The alumni 
provided food and drink for the picnic. 

This event was preceded by a morning meeting 
at the chapter house conducted by the Committee 
on Goals and Major Projects. It was open to all 
members. —Donald F. Sontac 


In Winston-Salem, Carolina Ball chairman 
Charles Linville, North Carolina, '49, is 
flanked by Alumni Chapter president Rich- 
ard Clay, Wake Forest, '53 (left), and 
Gordon Hughes, Wyoming, '50, the new 
Counselor to the chapter at Wake Forest. 

State College, Pa. 

During the past year our Alumni Association 
has formed a Pennsylvania Eta Educational Foun- 
dation. For the present, the officers of the Founda- 
tion are the officers of the Alumni Association. 

The Indenture under which the Foundation was 
formed specifically stipulates that the principal 
purpose of the Foundation is to establish an edu- 
cational fund for the undergraduates of our chap- 
ter at Penn State. The Foundation is authorized 
to solicit gifts of moneys or securities from the 
members of our Fraternity. We have been advised 
that gifts can be used as income tax deductions, 
since they are educational contributions to a First 
Class Corporation. 

The Foundation was set up on October 31, 1959, 
and the educational grant was made to an under- 
graduate selected by the chapter on October 24, 
1960. This grant is given to the man selected by 
the undergraduate chapter who is a member of the 
Junior or Senior Class. The recipient is selected 
for several reasons; he must have shown a great 
scholastic improvement since his freshman year, 
he must have an average above the all-college 
average, and he must be a deserving student who 
has had to borrow money for his college educa- 
tion. These awards will be made and announced 
at the regular fall alumni Homecoming meeting. 

There are many advantages to the undergradu- 
ate chapter in our Foundation. It certainly wiU 
be a real asset in pledging as well as being a 
real benefit to some deserving brother. We hope 
in the future that we may increase the size of the 
grants and the number awarded. We sincerely be- 
lieve this is one of the most worthwhile programs 
that any alumni group could sponsor. We wish to 
take this opportunity to thank our alumni for 
making this educational grant possible. 

— Richard Nippes 


The Winston-Salem-Forsyth County Alumni 
Chapter held its 5th annual Sig Ep Holiday Ball 
in December at the Balinese Roof of the Lee 
Hotel. The occasion was sponsored by the alumni 
but all undergraduates in the district were invited. 
Strong in attendance were Wake Forest and David- 
son College Sig Eps. 

Always requiring formal dress, the alumni at- 
tempt to provide for Sig Eps in the area an op- 
portunity to gather at year's end to renew old 
friendships and make new ones among Sig Ep 
brothers and wives. The Mother and Wives' Club 
assumes the responsibility of the favors and deco- 
rations. These committees were headed by Mrs. 
Gordon Hughes, president of the Club; Mrs. Carl 
Walker, and Mrs. Betsy Cochrane. 

Charles Linville, outstanding Sig Ep alumnus 
in Winston-Salem, headed the Ball Committee and 
began laying plans as early as May. Later in the 
summer he called the committee together for their 
reports and for distribution of the tickets which 
were five dollars each. Charlie and his wife, Mar- 
garet, member of the Mothers and Wives' Club, 
entertained the group at an outdoor charcoal steak 
fry. Attending were Joe Jones, publicity; M. E. 
Cantrell, ticket sales; Gordon Hughes, Wake 
Forest ticket sales; Dick Clay, chapter president; 
Woody Clinard, district governor; Wylie Yar- 
borough, arrangements; and Seth Brown, treas- 

Alumni in the Winston-Salem area are looking 
forward to the Carolina Ball, which the Davidson 
Sig Eps will sponsor this year, the date being 
April 29. This affair is as eagerly awaited by 
alumni as by undergraduates. 

— D. Elwood Clinard 


Officers for the coming year were elected at a 
March 20 meeting by the Wichita Alumni Chapter. 
Meeting in the Wichita chapter house, alumni 
members elected Jack P. Adams president. 

Adams, an alumnus of the local fraternity which 
became Sigma Phi Epsilon at Wichita University, 
was initiated when the local was installed as 
Kansas Eta in 1959. He succeeds 0. Dillon Neal, 

Fred J. Soper, Kansas, a member of the Wichita 
University faculty, succeeds Adtims as vice-presi- 
dent. New secretary-treasurer is Wayne F. 
Wernecke, Wisconsin, who succeeds William F. 
Garrelts, Kansas State. 

Members of the alimini chapter serving on the 
housing board for Wichita are James D. Dye, 
Kansas; Frank E. Kappelman, Kansas; E. Eugene 
Bullinger, Kansas; and Roy Craig, Wichita. 
Alumni adviser is Bernell Kerbs, Kansas State. 

AU-important project of the alumni chapter is 
finding ways and means of enlarging the Wichita 
chapter house as soon as possible. 

— Wendell R. Sullivan 



Arizona. John Maier, '60, is attending Thunder- 
bird Foreign Service College in Phoenix on a 

Bill Bogulus, '57, is attending Thunderbird 
Foreign Service College in Phoenix. 

Airman 1st Class Ken Rooker is stationed at 
Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson. 

Arizona Stale. 2nd Lt. Richard H. Lovely, Jr., 
'60, has completed the field artillery officer orien- 
tation course. Artillery and Missile School, Fort 
Bliss, Okla. 

Arkansas. 1st Lt. Robert A. Zierak, '59, is sta- 
tioned in Baumholder, Germany, as assistant ex- 
ecutive officer in battery A, 83rd Artillery, in the 
8th Infantry Division. 

Arkansas State. 2nd Lt. Gerald L. Foley. '60, 
recently completed an eight-week course of in- 
struction in missile officer training at the Air De- 
fense School, Fort Bliss, Tex. 

Bradley. Erman J. Stahl, '59, recently was 
selected Soldier of the Month for the 3rd U. S. 
Army Security Agency Field Station on Okinawa. 

Erman J. StahL Bradley, '59 
"Soldier of the Month" 

Soldierly appearance, knowledge and performance 
of duties, and military courtesy were criteria of 

Colorado. Cecil M. Draper has been elected to 
a second term as president of the Denver Athletic 
Club, the largest of the exclusive Denver clubs. 
Albert Isbill has been elected secretary of the 
same club. 

Verne S. Warriner is assistant Rabbi of El 
Jebel Temple of the Shrine in Denver. 

Colorado Mines. 2nd Lt. Warren W. Hilde- 
brandt, '59, has completed a training course at 

the Cold Weather and Mount School, Fort Greely, 

Cornell. Pvt. Richard A. Rupp, '60, is stationed 
at Goppingen, Germany, as a personnel adminis- 
tration specialist in the 504th adjutant general 
company of the 4th Armored Division. 

Culver-Stockton. Ronald E. Rasmussen, '59, is 
employed at the Standard Paper Co. of Milwaukee, 

Norm Loveland, '61, and Joel Campe, '60, are 
stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. 

Georgia Tech. 2nd Lt. Wallace M. Dorn, '60, 
recently completed the eight-week field artillery 
officer orientation course at the Artillery and Mis- 
sile School, Fort Sill, Okla. 

Indiana. 2nd Lt. Gerald M. Kirsch, '59, is a 
platoon leader in the 521st transportation com- 
pany. Fort Richardson, Alaska. 

Pvt. Gary E. McCormack, '60, recently com- 
pleted a course in advanced individual armor 
training under the Reserve Forces Act program 
at Fort Knox, Ky. 

2nd Lt. Joseph A. Venezia, '60, has completed 
an officer-orientation course at the Infantry School, 
Fort Benning, Ga. 

Iowa. 2nd Lt. Richard P. Winnike, '60, is 
stationed at Hanau, Germany, as platoon leader in 
the 23rd Engineer Battalion's company A. 

Marshall. Charles Kiser, '55, has completed his 
tour in the U. S. Army and has graduated from 
West Virginia Law School. He is now residing 
with his wife and 5 children in Martinsburg, 

Randy Marrs, '53, is assistant advertising man- 
ager for the Evansville, Indiana newspaper. He is 
active in the alumni work at Evansville and is the 
father of two neophytes of Sig Ep, classes of '78 
and '80. 

Bill Seidel, '55, is a sales representative with 
IBM in Indianapolis, Ind. 

Lt. Asa Meadows, '57, is serving with the U. S. 
Army in Washington State. 

Hugh Neely, '49, is working for the Federal 
Government in Washington as an accountant in the 
U. S. General Accounting Office. 

Vanta Coda, '60, has been promoted to assistant 
buyer at the Higbee Company which is one of the 
largest department stores in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Murrill Ralsten, '60, is a service representative 
and salesman for the A. B. Dick Company in 
Huntington, W.Va. 

Kamal Rahal, '56, has just received a promo- 
tion to the position of director in one of the divi- 


sions of the U. S. Department of Agriculture and>^ 
will have his offices in Washington, D.C. 

Massachusetts. 2nd Lt. Donald W. Williams, 
'59, is stationed at Illesheim, Germany, where he 
is platoon leader in company A of the 4th 
Armored Division's 66th Armor. 

Michigan. Pvt. Louis J. Grimaldi, Jr., '60, has 
completed six months of active military training 
as a transportation specialist at Fort Eustis, Va. 

Middlebury. 2nd Lt. Allen Quimby, III, '60, 
has completed an eight-week period of training 
in the missile officer orientation course, Air De- 
fense School, Fort Bliss, Tex. 

North Carolina. James H. Noyes, a former 
Journal correspondent, has recently accepted a 
sales position with Deering-Millington Textile Co. 

Norwich. 1st Lt. William H. Riedl, '57, is sta- 
tioned in Korea where the U. S. First Division is 
the only division maintaining a front line. He is 
attached to the MPs of the first cavalry division. 

2nd Lt. Robert L. Worrick, Jr., '60, has com- 
pleted the officer orientation course at the Engi- 
neer School, Fort Belvoir, Va. 

2nd Lt. Clayburn C. Rich, '60, is platoon leader 
in Company C, 1st cavalry, 1st armored division, 
Fort Hood, Tex. 

Oklahoma State. 2nd Lt. Jimmy J. McGraw, 
'58, recently completed a training course in the 
direction and supervision of the receipt, storage, 
and issue of Signal Corps supplies and equipment, 
at the Signal School, Fort Monmouth, N.J. 

Oregon State. 2nd Lt. Eldon H. Graham, '60, 
is stationed at Stuttgart, Germany, as a member 
of the 379th signal battalion's logistics section. 

2nd Lt. Larry C. Heaton, '60, has completed 
the 12-week field artillery officer orientation course 
at the Artillery and Missile School, Fort Sill, Okla. 

Rensselaer. 2nd Lt. Victor J. Pecore, '59, re- 
cently completed the missile officer orientation 
course at the Air Defense School, Fort Bliss, Tex. 

Richmond. 2nd Lt. Asa L. Shield, Jr., '60, has 
been trained in the duties and responsibilities of a 
missile officer at the missile officer orientation 
course, Air Defense School, Fort Bliss, Tex. 

San Jose State. Howard P. Alexander, '60, 
after placing second in his flight class at Pensa- 
cola, Fla., is training in jets at Kingsville, Tex. 

2nd Lt. Jim Lundbeck, '60, is stationed at Fort 
Sill, Okla. 

Dean Griffin, '60, is at the Pacific Marine Sta- 
tion, Dillon Beach, Calif., engaged in marine re- 
search, on a fellowship. 

Neil Bulmer, '59, is engaged in running an in- 


terior decorating firm in San Jose, in which he is 
a partner. 

Dick Callender, '60, is employed as an insurance 
adjuster for the Insurance Company of North 

Leonard Teshera, '50, is teaching grade school 
in San Jose, Calif. 

Syracuse. Bill Boardman has been appointed 
district sales Co-ordinator in Syracuse, for Lever 
Brothers Company, manufacturers of soaps and 


Bill Boardman 
Syracuse, '61 

Bill Boardman, III 
Syracuse, '81 (?) 

Bill and his wife, Barbara, who is also a Syra- 
cuse student, whom he married in 1957, have two 
daughters, Terri Anne (3%) and Lynne Cheryl 
(2), and a son, William B., HI (8 mos.). 

Temple. Capt. Donald W. Plugge, '55, is an 
intelligence and security officer in the head- 
quarters of the 7th Artillery, a Nike-Hercules Mis- 
sile unit, Bergstrom Air Force Base, Tex. 

Thiel. Pfc. Gary White, '60, is completing his 
six-month tour of duty at Fort Sill, Okla. 

George Mirabal, '60, is an assistant buyer with 
Joseph Home Co., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Jerry Altmire, '60, is employed with A. E. 
Troutman Co. in New Castle, Pa. 

Western Michigan. 2nd Lt. Ramon J. Zantelo, 
'60, has completed the field artillery orientation 
course for newly commissioned officers at the 
Artillery and Missile School, Fort Sill, Okla. 

Wisconsin. Robert T. Jenks, '49, who was 
ordained as a priest in 1953, is situated in 
Indianapolis, Ind. 

Thomas R. Schuknecht, '55, a fiduciary tax ex- 
pert, was recently appointed an assistant manager 
in the operating department of the Northern Trust 
Co., Chicago, 111. 

Wyoming. Lt. William R. Taylor, '59, is sta- 
tioned at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Golds- 
boro, N.C. The base is named for Seymour A. 
Johnson, alumnus of the North Carolina chapter, 
who died some years ago while testing an Army 



"Times are changed with him who marries; 
there are no more by-path meadows, where you 
may innocently linger, but the road lies long and 
straight and dusty to the grave." 

—Robert Louis Stevenson 

Bill Switzer, Arizona, '61, and Barbara Bascum, 
Alpha Chi Omega, on August 20, 1960, at Toledo, 

Bob Pasaro, Arizona, '61, and Barbara Johnson, 
Alpha Chi Omega, on September 1, 1960, at 
Chicago, 111. 

Gene Dewey, Arizona, '61, and Lynn Blakely, 
Delta Delta Delta, on September 2, 1960, at 
Tucson, Ariz. 

Stan Brandenburg, Arizona, '61, and Sandra 
Bazard, Alpha Chi Omega, on November 4, 1960, 
at Tucson, Ariz. 

Jim Fugate, Arizona, '61 and Billie Motnick, on 
September 1, 1960, at Yuma, Ariz. 

John Boyd Hammalian, Bucknell, '55, and 
Beatrice Jovenitti, on October 16, 1960, at Cliffside 
Park, N.J. 

Dale Bush, Colorado State U., '62, and Rebecca 
Short, on March 21, 1961, at Klamath Falls, Ore. 

Paul Berta, Culver-Stockton, '62, and Sue Eddy, 
Alpha Xi Delta, on February 25, 1961. 

Anthony Nickholas Karavokiros, Florida State, 
'60, and Jolene Warren, on November 19, 1960, in 
the First Presbyterian Church, Orlando, Fla. 

Robert Adolf Alkov, Florida State, '60, and 
Jeannie Carolyn Hicks, on December 17, 1960, in 
the Wesley Foundation Chapel on the Florida 
State University Campus, Tallahassee, Fla. 

Charles Newell Carter, Florida State, and Tura 
Elizabeth Hinson, Kappa Delta, on February 5, 
1961, in the Trinity Methodist Church, Plant City, 

Lt. Robert A. Resuali (USAF), Illinois Tech, 
'57, and Donna Francine Casaletto, on April 2, 
1961, in Santa Maria Addolorata Church, Chicago, 

John Boyle, Illinois Tech, '61, and Marjorie 
Jones, on December 10, 1960, in St. George Catho- 
lic Church, Tinley Park, 111. 

Ensign William G. Farrell, Illinois Tech, and 
Louise Hinman, on October 22, 1960, at Oceanside, 

John A. Jurcenko, Illinois Tech, '60, and Doro- 
thy Palencia, on January 14, 1961, in St. Michael 
the Archangel Church, Chicago, 111. 

Donald Mally, Illinois Tech, and Marcia Vigil, 
on January 28, 1961, in St. Matthews Roman 
Catholic Church, Chicago, 111. 

Anthony Paukstis, Illinois Tech, '60, and Kathy 
Flood, during June, 1960, at Chicago, III 

Ensign James Papez, Illinois Tech, '60, and 
Barbara Good, during July, 1960, at Chicago, III. 

Donald Thomas, Illinois Tech, '61, and Joyce 
Klingerman, on August 20, 1960, in St. Felicitas 
Church, Chicago, 111. 

Melvin Wiencek, Illinois Tech, '60, and Donna 
Mannel, on February 11, 1961, in Resurrection 
Church, Chicago, 111. 

Clay Wispell, Mississippi, '61, of Las Vegas, 
Nev., and Carolyn Lunday, Zeta Tau Alpha, of 
Biloxi, Miss. 

James William Hardy, Mississippi, '62, of Union, 
Mo., and Yvonne Hood, Zeta Tau Alpha, of Biloxi, 

Wilbur D. Yoder, Ohio Northern, and Katherine 
Fabyancic, in Saint Paul's United Church of 

Jon T. Overmyer, Oklahoma State U., '56, and 
Martha Jean Edwards, Southern Methodist U. 
Sigma Kappa, on March 4, 1961, in University 
Park Methodist Church, Dallas, Tex. 

Fen English, Southern California, '61, and Lolita 
Kenedy, Delta Delta Delta, on December 27, 1960, 
in the First Congregational Church, Los Angeles, 

Dick Burrud, Southern California, '61, and 
Sheila Palmer, Delta Delta Delta, on January 15, 
in Los Angeles, Calif. 

Eugene E. Blincoe, Tennessee, '54, and Barbara 
Ann Moore, De Paul University, '57, on April 18, 
1959, at Rome, Ga. 

Ron Snyder, Thiel, '60, and Audrey Ciancutti, 
Sigma Kappa, on January 21, 1961, at New Kens- 
ington, Pa. 

Charles N. Carter, Florida State, and his 
bride, the former Tura Hinson, Kappa Delta. 


Lennie Toy, Thiel, '59, and Barb Kelch, Sigimr 
Kappa, on February 18, 1961, at Girard, Pa. 

Gary White, Thiel, '60, and Brenda Hamilton, 
Chi Omega, on November 19, 1960, at Latrobe, Pa. 

Ed Redman, Thiel, '60, and Abby Richards, Chi 
Omega, on February 4, 1961, at Butler, Pa. 

John J. Harvey, Utah State, '57, and Mary D. 
MacKany, on November 25, 1960, at Rochester, 

David Edgerly, Western Michigan, '60, and 
Susan Paula Steffe, Alpha Chi Omega, on March 
6, 1961 (Mrs. Edgerly's new initials are S.P.E.) 

Harold Dahl, Western Michigan, '61, and Patricia 
Plonka, Alpha Chi Omega, on January 28, 1961. 


"Oh wearisome condition of humanity! Born 
under one law, to another bound." 


To Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Staaf, Bowling Green, 
'56, a daughter, Monica Sue, on November 15, 
1960, at Lakewood, Ohio. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Al Hornung, Colorado State 
U., a daughter, on March 15, 1961, at Fort Collins, 

To Mr. and Mrs. Joe Marcus, Colorado State U., 
a daughter, Mary Michele, on March 1, 1961, at 
Denver, Colo. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Campbell, Evans- 
ville, '59, a son, Stephen Edward, their second 
child, on December 27, 1960, at Evansville, Ind. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas V. Schill, Georgia 
Tech, '58, a daughter, Joi Lyn, on January 4, 

1960, in Spohn Hospital, Corpus Christi, Tex. 
To Mr. and Mrs. Don Montgomery, Oregon 

State University graduate and Lewis and Clark 
College adviser, a daughter, Carol Ann, on Febru- 
ary 5, 1961, in Portland, Ore. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Finnel, Lewis and 
Clark, a son, Darryl Dallas, on February 16, 1961, 
in Portland, Ore. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Roger Purcell, Lewis and 
Clark, a son, Roger Owen, Jr., on January 28, 

1961, in Portland, Ore. 

To Lt. and Mrs. Robert F. Schaefer, Michigan, 
'58, a son, Eric Robert, on February 2, 1961, at 
Sacramento, Calif. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Jordan, Mississippi, '58, 
a son, their first child, on March 16, 1961, in Ox- 
ford City Hospital, Oxford, Miss. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Oren L. Collins, Ohio North- 
ern, a second son and third child, Ronald David 
Collins, on March 22, 1961, in Berea College Hos- 
pital, Berea, Ky. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Jerry R. Milbourn, Ohio 
Northern, a girl and third child, Pamela Dod Mil- 
bourn, on March 17, 1961, in Lima Memorial Hos- 
pital, Lima, Ohio. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jones, Oregon State, '57, 
a son, James Warren, their first, on September 8, 
1960, at Corvallis, Ore. 


"Like pilgrims to the appointed place we tend; 
The world's an inn, and death the journey's end." 

— John Dryden 

J. William Black, Delaware, '37, engineer for 
the Westinghouse Corp. at Wilmington, Del.; on 
February 4, 1961, at his home in Radnor, Pa., of a 
heart attack. 

John W. Fike, Denver, coach of his alma mater's 
greatest football team, the undefeated club 1917, 
also baseball coach and instructor in physical edu- 
cation at the University from 1915-18; longtime 
representative for the Equitable Life Assurance 
Society and the Sun-Life Insurance Co. of Canada, 
in Denver and in Colorado Springs; well-known 
tournament bridge player in the Denver area; on 
January 8, 1961 in Vesta Bowden Nursing Home, 
Denver; after a long illness; at the age of 73. 

Harry Sheldon Buckingham, M.D. Jefferson 
Medical College, '04, on July 19, 1960; in Tau- 
ranga. New Zealand; of cancer of the prostate; at 
the age of 83. 

Carl L. Meng, Kansas, '24, former engineer for 
the city of Phoenix, Ariz., consulting engineer for 
the Southern Pacific Railroad; founder of Ultra- 
sonic Research and Development Corp.; on Janu- 
ary 12, 1961, in Tempe Clinic Hospital, Ariz. 

L. 0. Bradshaw, Mississippi State, '38, vice- 
president of Mississippi Power & Light Co.; on 
April 16, 1960, of a heart attack. 

Adolph Wenke, Nebraska, '23, Nebraska Su- 
preme Court Justice, since 1943; overseas veteran 
of World War I, alternate delegate to the Demo- 
cratic National Convention at Philadelphia in 
1936, onetime judge in Nebraska's Ninth Judicial 
District; former football and track star for his 
alma mater, always a loyal alumni leader and ad- 
viser of his chapter; on March 3, 1961, at the 
Statehouse in Lincoln, Neb., as his heart failed 
at the age of 63. 

Leonard E. Achterberg, Nebraska, director of 
the office for acquiring rights of way for the North- 
ern Natural Gas Company; during February, 1960, 
in a Nebraska hospital, of a heart attack, at the 
age of 63. 

Leroy Brown Martin, Wake Forest, member of 
Chi Tau, class of '26, and 75th initiate of North 
Carolina Zeta on June 4, 1944, alumni treasurer 
of the chapter, president of the alumni trustees 
from 1946 until his death; Raleigh, N.C., banker, 
educator and business leader; vice-president and 
trust officer of Wachovia Bank and Trust Co.; 
board chairman of Meredith College; member of 
the Raleigh school board for more than 20 years; 
outstanding college football player and sometime 
semi-professional baseball player; coach and 
teacher at Campbell College where he had finished 
before entering Wake Forest; principal clerk to 
the State Senate of North Carolina in 1929, 1931, 
and 1933; founder and deacon of Hayes Barton 
Baptist Church of Raleigh; on March 10, 1961, 
in Raleigh's Rex Hospital; after an extended ill- 
ness, at the age of 61. 


Men of the newly revived Stevens chapter receive charter from Alumni Board President Walter 
Steinmann. Past Grand President Robert W. Kelly is third from left. Housemother is Mrs, Rettig. 




In 1959, New Jersey Alpha of Sigma Phi Ep- 
silon was living in name only. The chapter had 
declined so wretchedly that it consisted of no 
more than four active brothers living in a run- 
down house. The Grand Chapter authorized re- 
moval of the Charter. 

Through the determined eflForts of dedicated 
alumni and a helpful national organization, a 
comeback was charted. Special rushing privileges 
£ind a fund drive provided the impetus, but 
everything had to be rebuilt from the ground up. 
The house needed repair and alteration, house 
prestige had to be rebuilt, money had to be 
raised for rushing, and rushing technique had to 
be learned. 

All these things were done — effectively and 
without fanfare. Every room in the house was 
repainted. An addition was constructed to accom- 
modate the new housemother. 

Today Sig Eps are reaching toward the lead- 
ing positions in Stevens campus activities. Ed 
Rachner is on the Honor Board, Larry Kilham on 
Stevens championship fencing team and a future 
Stute editor, Wally Nason is in baseball, pledge 
John Allegra is a freshman basketball star, and 
there are others. Sig Eps are familiar sights 
around the Stevens Glee Club and Band which 
are led by Sig Ep Prof. William Ondrick, a 
founder of the Boston chapter. In interfraternity 
sports the chapter has been doing well with the 
late winter offerings in bowling and ping-pong. 

Money needed for rushing was raised by a 
card party given for alumni, faculty, parents, 
and friends. Run with the invaluable aid of our 
housemother, Mrs. George Rettig, the idea was 
so well received that it is now to be an annual 
money-raising project. 

Rush chairman Kilham worked long hours in 
setting up a rushing program, and Robert Kirk- 
patrick from National Headquarters supplied 
valuable guid2mce. Plans were made to invite 
rushees to "go and grow with Sig Ep." The 
record of recent events was presented so that 
freshmen could see the great strides being made. 

Before dawn on Thursday, February 16, 1961, 
Sig Ep fanned out into dormitories ahead of the 
other houses and hopeftdly started the two-week 
rush. Plans were followed carefully. On March 7, 
1961, New Jersey Alpha pledged 15 men, doubling 
the membership of the day before. The names: 
John Allegra, Robert Bison, Robert Cuneo, James 
England, Frank Greco, Stan Hartman, Howard 
Hudson, James Hurley, Robert Johnson, Joseph 
Kotz, Walter Meyer, Richard Milos, Austin 
Montecuollo, Donald Nelson, and Fred Talasco. 
All have the essential eagerness to "go and grow 
with Sig Ep." 

On March 21, Alumni Board President Walter 
Steinmann, and past Grand Presidents J. Russell 
Pratt and Robert Kelly returned the Charter. 

A bit later these new oflBcers were elected: 
Allen Vautier, president ; Edward Rachner, vice- 


House of 

Long Beach State 


president; Donald Schott, controller; Robert 
Van Der Wall, historian; and Robert Reale, 

Will Sigma Phi Epsilon be the biggest, best, 
and most respected Greek-letter brotherhood on 
the Stevens campus? It is a practical question. 


The colony at East Carolina College moved 
into a new house at 562 Cotanche Street in Janu- 
ary. At the time there are 16 members living in. 

Recently initiated: Norman Barclay, Walter 
Baum, Billy Brinkley, Leo Starling, Sam James, 
Ronald Helms, Bill Williams and Jack Riddick. 
Bill Williams was selected as outstanding pledge. 

Oflficers elected in February: president, Giles 
Hopkins; vice-president, Phil Williamson; con- 
troller. Bill Williams; secretary, Walter Baum; 
historian, Sam James. 

Bill Phelps was elected treasurer of the IFC. 

East Carolina Sig Eps accomplished a feat un- 
equaled by any other fraternity on campus by 
sponsoring all three important Queens. Eleanor 

New officers at William and Mary colony. 
From left: Lady, Rogers, Benson, Lopez, 
and Schmidt. New lodge is in background. 

Speckman, Alpha Xi Delta, was elected Home- 
coming Queen from a field of 48 girls. The Sum- 
mer School Queen was Alice Starr, a member of 
Alpha Xi Delta, also. Julaine Cannon, a member 
of Delta Zeta, was chosen by the Kingston Trio to 
be the Buccaneer (annual) Queen. 

— Sam James 

Sigma Phi Epsilon's rise to the top at William 
and Mary received another boost when the colony 
was given the use of the vacant lodge on Fra- 
ternity Row. The lodge was occupied at the be- 
ginning of second semester just a few weeks before 
the start of formal rush. With a lot of hard work, 
the lodge was furnished and decorated before rush 
was over. The interior has been done in Danish 
Modern furnishings which include two sofas and 
four easy chairs upholstered in red and brown 
leatherette, several end tables, a cofiFee table, and 
a number of lamps. Red curtains and carpeting 
have been purchased. One brother gave the colony 
several modern paintings which he had done. Al- 
together, $1800 was spent to equip the lodge. 

The colony pledged a total of 14 men which 
is the third largest pledge class among II fra- 
ternities. The pledges include: Lew Wehner, Falls 
Church; Bill Morrison, South Norfolk; Jerry 
Ward, Urbana; Jerry Gimmel, Chevy Chase, 
Md. ; Fred Bown, Newport News; Ed Harris, New- 
port News; Hank Traeger, Riegelsville, Pa.; 
Mickey McKann, Franklin; Bill CuUey, Beaver, 
Pa.; Frank Brown, Newport News; Dave Guen- 
ther, Summit, N.J. ; Lennie McMaster, Martins- 
ville ; Jeep Bryant, Lynnhaven ; and Mike Hodges, 
Charles City. 

Pledge Jeep Bryant is vice-president of the 
Freshman Class, Ed Harris is on the freshman 
football team, and Frank Brown and Jerry Gimmel 
are on the freshman track team. Frank won first 
place in the mile and half mile race at the 1961 


Virginia State Freshman Meet. Hank Traegpr 
finished second in the 157-pouhd weight class. 

Manpower stands at 50 brothers and 14 pledges, 
the largest fraternity on the campus. The pledge 
class grade point average was second among 11 

In the intramural wrestling tournament for 1961, 
the colony finished third, with George Webb cap- 
turing the championship in the 137-pound weight 
class. Jim Terrill finished third in the 177-pound 
weight class. Out for baseball is Dave Roye, while 
Lew Wehner, Terry Lady and Jud Franklin are 
out for the golf team. Bob Diederick, last year's 
Southern Conference Champion in the high hur- 
dle, won again at the 1961 Southern Conference 

The colony has been working at Eastern State 
Hospital in Williamsburg. Each Tuesday, Sig Eps 
go out to the hospital to help in all possible 
ways. Athletic contests and other exercising ac- 
tivities are arranged and supervised for the 
patients, and parties are held for them. Sig Ep 
won the 1961 March of Dimes cup awarded 
annually to the fraternity contributing the largest 
amount of money to the March of Dimes. For their 
pledge project, the pledges plan to set up a week- 
end of activities for underprivileged boys at a local 
Boy Scout camp. 

Newly elected chapter officers are: Buddy 
Rogers, president; Hank Benson, vice-president; 
Terry Lady, secretary; Steve Lopez, historian; and 
Wendell Schmidt, controller. — Hank Benson 

Long Beach State Colony pledged 5 men in 
the spring semester. 

Officers recently elected are president, Dennis 
Bellinger; vice-president, Mike Hamilton; secre- 
tary, Brian Edwards; Controller, Tom Sering. 

Bradley Benson was elected vice-president of 
the Graduate Class of Long Beach State College. 

Appearing in the college play. The Matchmaker, 
were Bob Ahrens and Gayle Cornelison in starring 

Four members of the Colony are delegates to 
the model United Nations held this year at the 
University of Oregon. Long Beach State is repre- 
senting The Netherlands. Chairman of the Dele- 
gation is Brad Benson, while representing the 
First Political and Security Conunittee is Brian 
Edwards, the Economic Committee, Dennis 
Mesenhimer, the Trusteeship Committee, Mike 

Recently appointed to the 49er day committee 
was Dennis Mesenhimer. 

Mike Hamilton was selected starting pitcher for 
the Long Beach State College 49er baseball team. 

Members of the Colony attended the Sweet- 
hearts Ball, held at the Lafayette Hotel in Long 
Beach by the University of Southern California 

The Colony held an exchange on a Polynesian 
theme with Sigma Kappa. 

The Colony held its annual Easter function at 
the Long Beach Memorial Hospital in conjunction 

At Louisiana Tech, Ann Matthews is being 
crowned Queen of Hearts by Margo Manby. 

with Delta Delta Delta. 

The Colony participated in the Long Beach Com- 
munity Heart Fund drive. — Brian Edwards 

At Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, Ruston, 
La., the local Lambda Tau official became a colony 
on March 16. Field Secretary James R. Odell, 
Jr. was present to do the honors. 

Pledged were: William E. Black, HI, Magnolia, 
Ark.; Jackie L. Bogan, Castor; Bobby D. Brown, 
Huttig, Ark.; Bernard Chaudoir, Alexandria; 
Donald E. Daily, Gennessee, Pa.; F. Carlton 
Dickensheets, Glouster, N.J.; Bobby Joe Ed- 
monds, Homer; Thomas J. Evanson, Shreveport; 
Eugene W. Fremaux, II, Alexandria; Charles M. 
Fuller, Dubach; Vamer D. Henderson, Lillie; 
Bobby D. Hicks, Shreveport; Jerry D. Ingram, 
OUa; James H. Kitchens, Ruston; Gordon D. 
Lambert, Boston, Mass.; Daniel Lee, Hobbs, 
N.M.; Thomas E. Manby, Ruston; H. Ronald 
Morrow, Tullos; John L. Sivils, Iowa; and Benny 
C. White, Crossett, Ark. 

Daniel C. Steere, an Auburn University Sig 
Ep who has been assisting in pledging prepara- 
tions, will become a member of the colony. Sig Ep 
alumni at the pledging ceremonies were B. E. 
Holland, Ruston; Clarence Faulk, Ruston; Mr. 
Arthur Tidwell, Jr., Monroe; Mr. C. C. Bell, Jr., 
West Monroe; and Mr. Robert C. Irving, West 

Lambda Tau Fraternity was organized in April, 
1958. After two years of growing and expanding. 
Lambda Tau petitioned Sigma Phi Epsilon. 

The colony held its first Queen of Hearts Ball 
Saturday night, March 25, in the Ruston National 
Guard Armory. Queen of Hearts chosen was Ann 
Matthews, freshman, of Shreveport. 


Nevada Sig Eps gather outside the colony 
house before Monday meeting for a group 
picture. President Dick Warner at left. 

Fraternity awards were presented at the ball 
as follows: Best Active Member, Thomas E. 
Manby, Ruston; Best Pledge, William E. Black, 
Magnolia, Ark.; Highest Scholastic Average, 
James L. Danos, Thibodaux; Most Improved 
Scholastic Average, Albert L. Bolen, Junction 
City. — William E. Black 

The Nevada colony has recently initiated Jim 
Terrell, Chuck Davis, John Fennell, Bill Broyles, 
Steve DaShiell, Gary Backus, and Dave Stephans. 

Initiated February 6 were: J. Wayne Ferguson, 
Stanton B. Garrett, and Dennis D. McPherson. 

The initiates completed a four-day Work-Week 
through the morning of initiation. The entire 
pledge class participated in the week. The initia- 
tion brought membership to 17. 

— Doug Buchanan 


The story of the new heart at the Florida State 
Sig Ep house begins with an old heart much the 
worse for wear hanging as a lighted symbol of 
brotherhood in front of the house. Charter mem- 
bers made this heart after the chapter's installment 
in the spring of 1950. All five of the chapter's 
houses around the FSU campus had been its 
home and 10 years had taken toll. 

Housemanager Charles Earley thought a new 
neon sign for the house would be in order and 
since his father in Miami was a master electrician 

he asked him about making a new sign. Follow- 
ing the suggestion of his son, Gordon Earley 
planned a sign which would look like the badge 
which appears on the back of the rush booklet, 
Your Introduction to Sigma Phi Epsilon. A picture 
of the rush booklet heart was blown up. From 
this a painting of the heart was made on clear 
plastic. A new type of plastic base paint and some 
nine varying shades of color were used. The pearls 
were given white highlights and the gold was in 
contrasting shades to add to the three-dimensional 

How Florida State's new heart looked 
after its recent installation on house. 

Charles Earley (right) and his father, John 
Earley, who made and gave the heart. 


At Evansville, Directors Price and Bals- 
baugh pose with Vocal Varieties trophies. 

Missouri's bowling team took three 
championships in three years. Kneeling, 
from left: Hirsch and Gaines. Standing: 
Strus, Walker, Gleason, and Heckel. 

effect of the heart. The painting alone took eight 
man-hours of labor. The completed heart was 
mounted in an aluminum frame which housed 
three fluorescent tubes. The entire unit was 
weather proof and break proof and designed to 
last indefinitely. The estimated cost of the heart 
was three hundred dollars. 

The chapter did not immediately know how to 
respond to such an act of brotherhood from a 
man who gave of his time and talents to Sigma 

Phi Epsilon. But at the first chapter meeting after 
receiving the heart, members decided unanimously 
to offer one of the most priceless things that can 
be offered to a person to Mr. Earley, the brother- 
hood of Sigma Phi Epsilon. After writing to his 
son the words, "I was greatly surprised and hon- 
ored to be asked to become a member of your 
fraternity," Gordon Earley accepted the offer of 
honorary membership and was initiated into the 
Fraternity February 26. —Bob Cissel 

Intramural champions at Tennessee Wesleyan College. 



Box 1263, University, Ala. 
President: William R. Brassell 
Chapter Counselor: William H. Thomas, 
904 13th St., Tuscaloosa, Ala. 


1614 East First St., Tucson, Ariz. 
President: William M. Parke 
Chapter Counselor: James J. Riley, 610 

S. Kenyon Dr., Tucson, Ariz. 
Rushing Chairman : Craig Reitz 


27 E. 6th St., Tempe, Ariz. 
President: Kurt 0. Linn, Jr. 
Rushing Chairman: Richard M. Faust 


10 N. Stadium Dr., Fayetteville, Ark. 

President: Guy E. Brown, II 

Chapter Counselor: Mitchell Johns, Fac- 
ulty, c/o College of Education, Univer- 
sity of Ark., Fayetteville, Ark. 

Rushing Chairman : Bernie Bryant Mc- 


Box 126, Ark. St. Col., 
State College, Ark. 
President : Walter Carpenter 
Chapter Counselor: James D. Keith, 1003 

Chestnut St., Jonesboro, Ark. 
Rushing Chairman : Evert C. Brickell 

701 W. Nash St., WUson, N.C. 
President: James D. Silverthorne 
Chapter Counselor: Gordon E. Coker, At- 
lantic Christian College, Wilson, N.C. 
Rushing Chairman: Kenneth R. Thornton 


174 N. Gay St., Auburn, Ala. 
President: Jack E. Sadler 
Chapter Counselor: Dr. George J. Cottier, 

150 Woodfield Dr., Auburn, Ala. 
Rushing Chairman : John Wright 


6th & Elm Sts., Baldwin, Kan. 
President: Richard D. McClain 
Rushing Chairman : John Liegl 


72 E. Bagley Rd., Berea, Ohio 
President: Terry L. Furin 
Chapter Counselor: John G. Craig, 7631 

Columbia Rd., Olmsted Falls, Ohio 
Rushing Chairman : Keith Parks 


1431 Riverside Dr., Muncie, Ind. 
President: Richard H. Campbell 
Chapter Counselor: James H. Albertson, 

1217 Wildwood La., Muncie, Ind. 
Rushing Chairman : Richard P. DeCraene 


135 Bay State Rd., Boston, Mass. 
President : Monte G. Newman 
Chapter Counselor: William C. Kurtz, 
320 Faxson Ave., Manchester, N.H. 


425 N. Main St., Bowling Green, Ohio 
President : Bert 0. Coburn 
Rushing Chairman: Stanton M. Jones 


1404 W. Fredonia Ave., Peoria, 111. 
President : John D. LaFrance 
Chapter Counselor: Dr. Leonard Costa, 
713 West Corrington Ave., Peoria, 111. 
Rushing Chairman: James J. Rashid 


1 University Ave., Lewisburg, Pa. 
President: Curtis H. Rockwell 
Chapter Counselor: Sgt. William J. Bay- 

lis, 115 Faculty Ct., Lewisburg, Pa. 
Rushing Chairman: Thomas R. Argust 


2<I>E, P.O. Box 52, Norton Union, 

Univ. of Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y. 

President : Robert I. Mauer 

Chapter Counselor: Mark F. Soukup, 145 

Northwood Dr., Kenmore 17, N.Y. 
Rushing Chairman: Stanley Koslowski 


2316 Bowditch St., Berkeley 4, CaliL 
President : Roger L. Kauffman 
Chapter Counselor: Emmett Miller, 1029 

Delores Dr., Lafayette, Calif. 
Rushing Chairman: Paul C. Gabel 


The questionnaire completely or partially filled out will bring your recom- 
mendation to the chapter's attention as will a letter or postcard to the chapter 
if you prefer. Additional questionnaires may be secured from the National 
Headquarters, 209 West Franklin St., Richmond 20, Va. 

Name of man recommended 

Home address 

College address 

High or Prep School attended \ 

Activities and abilities, especially scholastic 

College or university where he will enroll 

Fathers name Father's occupation. 

Fraternity relatives Fraternity preferences. 

Remarks (why he would make a good Sig Ep) 

Recommended by Chapter and class. 



238 N. East Ave., Waukesha, Wis. 
President : Frank H. Coffey 
Chapter Counselor: Davil W. Best, Val- 
ley View, La., Pewaukee, Wis. 


908 S. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, Mich. 
President: Walter F. Link 
Chapter Counselor: William F. Sowle, Jr., 

517 Bennett, Mt. Pleasant, Mich. 
Rushing Chairman: James Gothard 


321 Joslin Ave., Cincinnati 20, Ohio 

President : Stephen J. Austin 

Chapter Counselor: Gerald L. Shawhan, 
6901 Grace Rd., Cincinnati 27, Ohio,' 
and Wallace K. Morrison, 1542 Pullan 
Ave., Cincinnati 23, Ohio 


1005 Broadway, Boulder, Colo. 
President: James H. Purcell 
Chapter Counselor: John A. Peyton, 1029 

9th St., Boulder, Colo. 
Rushing Chairman: Brian McMillan 


Box 386, Golden, Colo. 
President : Robert Van Gundy 
Rushing Chairman: Clifford C. Graber, 
Ronald F. Weiszman — Co-chairmen 


1715 7th Ave., Greeley, Colo. 
President: Hugh Gunnison 
Rushing Chairman : Gordon Mack 


121 E. Lake St., Ft. Collins, Colo. 

President : James S. Berkes 

Chapter Counselor: Jasper J. French, 
c/o Al. Office, Colorado State Univer- 
sity, Ft. Collins, Colo. 

Rushing Chairman: Charles R. Carter 


University of Conn., Storrs, Conn. 
President: John D. Burkholder 
Rushing Chairman : Ralph L. Palmesi 


112 Edgemore Lane, Ithaca, N.Y. 
President : Gary Peter Grunau 
Chapter Counselor: C. Kenneth Bullock, 

308 The Parkway, Ithaca, N.Y. 
Rushing Chairman : Robert S. Kelder 


801 White St., Canton, Mo. 
President: Edwin A. Chick 
Chapter Counselor: Richard L. Lane, 915 

College St., Canton, Mo. 
Rushing Chairman : Blair Stanicek 


11 Webster Ave., Hanover, N.H. 
President: Craig E. Dorman 
Chapter Counselor: Robert E. Huke, 
Partridge Hill, Norwich, Vt. 


Davidson College, Box 633, 
Davidson, N.C. 
President : Robert W. Stephens 
Rushing Chairmen : Gerald W. Hopkins 
and James E. Tanner, Jr. 



219 Second St., Elkins, W.Va.. 
President : Edward J. Hunt 
Chapter Counselor: J. Keith Hiser, 210 

Elm St., Elkins, W.Va. 
Rushing Chairman : Robert C. Beckman 


2<I>E, Newark, Del. 
President: Stephen J. Bosacco 
Chapter Counselor: E. Daymond Turner, 

Jr., 713 Lehigh Rd., Newark, Del. 
Rushing Chairman : Barry J. Fetterman 


2000 South Gaylord, Denver 10, Colo. 
President: Robert W. Willard 
Rushing Chairman : 


University of Detroit, Detroit, Mich. 
President: Thomas H. Bonafair 
Rushing Chairman : Donald Lyman 


1073 37th St., Des Moines 11, Iowa 
President : Todd F. Hines 
Chapter Counselor: Bill L. Grother, 3125 

6th Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 
Rushing Chairman: Kenneth R. Rose 


1035 N. Jefferson, Springfield, Mo. 
President: Thomas C. Collier 
Rushing Chairman : Orville W. Wallar 


P.O. Box 1040, Greenville, N.C. 
President : Giles D. Hopkins 
Chapter Counselor: Fred T. Mattox, 119 

W. 3rd, Greenville, N.C. 
Rushing Chairman: Martin R. Helms 


Tenn. T, VIII 

Box 023, East Tennessee State College, 
Johnson City, Tenn. 
President : Richard W. Haulsee 
Rushing Chairman: 


P.O. Box 3493, E. Texas Sta., 
Commerce, Tex. 
President : Tony C. Gavin 
Chapter Counselor: Ben B. Bickham, 

1613 Neal, Commerce, Tex. 
Rushing Chairman: 


Box 164, Emporia, Kan. 
President : Larry E. Larmer 
Rushing Chairman : Kenny Banwart 


1336 Lincoln Ave., Evansville 14, Ind. 
President: Charles R. Hayse 
Chapter Counselor: Maurice D. Rohleder, 

1222 Lincoln Ave.. Evansville, Ind. 
Rushing Chairman : Charles M. Luetze, 11 


2$X Petitioning group 

P-2 Campus Heights, Ferris Institute, 
Big Rapids, Mich. 


Box 2876, University Sta., 
Gainesville, Fla. 
President : Theodore F. Straub 

Chapter Counselor: John C. Jennings, 
Citizens Ba"!. oi Gainesville, Gaines- 
ville, Fla. 

Rushing Chairman : Leo Kenneth Turner, 


Box 158, Fla. Sou. College, 
Lakeland, Fla. 
President : W. Texas Jackson 
Rushing Chairman: W. Thomas Wilkin- 
son, Jr. 


318 South Copeland, Tallahassee, Fla. 
President: Samuel T. Hamilton 
Rushing Chairman : Simeon C. Sparkman 


402 W. 7th St., Hays, Kan. 
President : Larry P. Pedigo 
Rushing Chairman : Larry L. Dietz 



2002 G. St., N.W., Washington 6, D.C. 
President : Stanley W. Dabrowski 
Chapter Counselor: J. Bernard Brad- 

shaw, 4444 18th St., N., Arlington 7, 

Rushing Chairman : 


33 Gilmer St., S.E., Atlanta, Ga. 
President : Michael K. Mansfield, Jr. 
Chapter Counselor: Norman X Dressel, 

Box 1933, Atlanta, Ga. 
Rushing Chairman : 


190 Fifth St., N.W., Atlanta 13, Ga. 
President: Reuben Kyle, III 
Chapter Counselor Philip G. Rector, 1631 

Austin Dr., Decatur, Ga. 
Rushing Chairman: Patrick C. Bowie 


Box H-68, Henderson State Teachers 
College, Arkadelphia, Ark. 
President: Don G. Williams 
Rushing Chairman : Samuel L. Barker 


High Point College, Box 3342, 
High Point, N.C. 
President : Frederick P. Sturm 
Chapter Counselor: E. Lane Greene, 1412 

Wiltshire Blvd., High Point, N.C. 
Rushing Chairman: William Harris 


2307 Southmore, Houston, Tex. 
President : Leonard E. Lee 
Chapter Counselor: Edward H. LaMair, 

Sr., 5513 Longmont, Houston, Tex. 
Rushing Chairman : Leonard M. George 


Redfield Hall, Pocatello, Idaho 
President: Delmont R. Oswald 
Chapter Counselor: Charles E. Africa, Jr., 

835 South 5th, Pocatello, Idaho 
Rushing Chairman: James W. Ayres 


1105 S. 4th St., Champaign, 111. 
President: Mac M. Churchill 
Rushing Chairman : Keith C. Thompson 


3240 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago 18, 111. 
President : William L. Jensen 
Chapter Counselor: Phillip J. Vhtore, 

4659 Elston Ave., Chicago 30, 111. 
Rushing Chairman: Walter J. Trybula 


815 N. Jordan, Bloomington, Ind. 
President : Ronald L. Thomas 
Chapter Counselor: Edson W. Sample, 

321 E. Wylie, Bloomington, Ind. 
Rushing Chairman : Walter F. Campbell 

INDIANA STATE (Terre Haute) 

Ind. A, XXII 

801 S. 4th St., Terre Haute, Ind. 
President : Thomas H. Konopasek 
Chapter Counselor: W. Ernest Long, 3939 

Riley Ave., Terre Haute, Ind. 
Rushing Chairman: Joseph D. Morrow 

INDIANA STATE (Indiana, Pa.) 

Pa. A, XXI 

922 Philadelphia St., Indiana, Pa. 
President : Robert P. Reich 
Rushing Chairman: 

IOWA Iowa r, XX 

702 N. Dubuque St., Iowa Cty, Iowa 
President: R. D. Munden 
Chapter Counselor: Dr. T. Reginald 

Porter, 2006 Glendale Rd., Iowa City, 

Rushing Chairman : Chuck Dick 


228 Gray Ave., Ames, Iowa 
President: Robert E. Palmer 
Chapter Counselor: William M. Dailey, 

1605 Burnett, Ames, Iowa 
Rushing Chairman: Stephen W. Lind 


403 W. Broad St., Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 
President : Robert E. Haeger 
Chapter Counselor: Richard E. Elefson, 

610 Lombardy Rd., Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 
Rushing Chairman: 


3025 St. Paul St., Baltimore 18, Md. 
Pi^sident: Charles Gailunas 
Chapter Counselor: George P. Anikis, 
4822 Palmer Ave., Baltimore 15, Md. 
Rushing Chairman : Frank Norton 


1645 Tennessee St., Lawrence, Kan. 
President: Mason D. Ormsby 
Chapter Counselor: Reed A. Kepner, 

Dept. of Entomology, University of 

Kan., Lawrence, Kan. 
Rushing Chairman : Carl T. Martinson 


1015 Sunset, Manhattan, Kan. 
President: Louis Supica, Jr. 
Chapter Counselor: Conrad J. K. Erik- 
sen, 421 Wickham, Manhattan, Kan. 
Rushing Chairman: Richard S. Hays 


402 E. Summit St., Kent, Ohio 
President: Allan J. Stinson 
Chapter Counselor: Gerald L. Young, 594 
Mineola Ave., Akron, Ohio 



509 E. Main St., Lexington, Ky. 

President: John A. Sliwka 

Rushing Chairman: Thomas M. Cooper 


1302 Allen, Owensboro, Ky. 
President: C. Warren Byerly 
Chapter Counselor: James E. Abell, 401 
Magnolia, Owensboro, Ky. 


Lamar State College of Tech., 

Beaumont, Tex. 

President: James G. Crump 

Chapter Counselor: Albert M. Albright, 

Jr., 3532 Ninth St., Port Arthur, Tex. 


726 E. John St., Appleton, Wis. 
President : Walter W. Krueger 
Chapter Counselor: Donald G. Sturtevant, 

1301 E. Marquette St., Appleton, Wis. 
Rushing Chairmen: James D. Gamb and 

William A. Falter 


61 W. Market St., Bethlehem, Pa. 
President: Paul R. Hoefler 
Chapter Counselor: Walter G. Fly, 2038 
Sycamore St., Bethlehem, Pa. 


Box 262, New Dormitory, 
Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, N.C. 

President : Steven H. Roach 

Chapter Counselor: Russell E. Brown, 
151 15th Ave., Hickory, N.C. 

Rushing Chairman: Robert L. Hudson 
and Thomas V. McCurdy 


Box 277, Lewis & Clark College, 
Portland, Ore. 
President: William J. Gulp 
Chapter Counselor: Donald S. Mont- 
gomery, 1331 S. E. 93rd Ave., Portland, 
Rushing Chairman: Arnold R. Sims 


2*E Colony, XVIII 

3835 E. First St., Long Beach, Calif. 
President: Dennis Bellinger 
Chapter Counselor: Luis J. Roberts, 61 

Belmont Ave., Long Beach 3, Calif. 
Rushing Chairman : Robert Ahrens 


2<I>E Colony, XVI 

Lambda Tau Fraternity, Box 98, 

Tech Sta., La. Polytechnic Institute, 

Ruston, La. 

President: Howard E. Cole 


P.O. Box 5740, Univ. Sta., 

Baton Rouge, La. 

President: Donald J. Daigle 

Chapter Counselor: Dr. Arthur F. Novak, 

1241 W. Chimes St., Baton Rouge 2, 


MAINE Maine A, I 

University of Maine, Orono, Maine 
Preiidant : George F. Bartlett 
Rushing Chairman: Sherman M. Laughton 


1661 Sixth Ave., Huntington, W.Va. 
President: John H. Deitz 
Chapter Counselor: Philip E. Cline, 429 

Avondale Rd., Huntington, W.Va. 
Rushing Chairman: John Kinzer 


7403 Hopkins Ave., College Park, Md. 
President: Arthur B. Tucker 
Chapter Counselor: Charles F. Peake, 7920 

18th Ave., Apt. 110, Adelphi, Md. 
Rushing Chairman: Joseph C. Salvo, Jr. 

M.I.T. Mass. A, XXIX 

518 Beacon St., Boston 15, Mass. 
President : Bruce F. Smith 


9 Chestnut St., Amherst, Mass. 
President : Adrian D. LaBlanc 
Chapter Counselor: William C. Stark- 
weather, 66 Hills Rd., Amherst, Mass. 
Rushing Chairman: John J. Giennon 


Box 385, Memphis State Univ., 
Memphis 11, Tenn. 
President: Dale J. Wintroath 
Chapter Counselor: Robert L. Pender, 
North Hall, Memphis State University, 
Memphis, Tenn. 
Rushing Chairman: Max Wagerman, Jr., 
and Ronald Rainey 

MIAMI (Florida) Fla. T, XII 

835 S. W. 37th Ave., Miami, Fla. 
President: Jack F. Weins 
Chapter Counselor: Peter A. Portante, 

8580 S.W. 32nd St., Miami 55, Pa. 
Rushing Chairman: Jeffrey J. Gall 

MIAMI (Ohio) Ohio H, IX 

224 E. Church St., Oxford, Ohio 
President: Alfred W. Galle, Jr. 
Chapter Counselor: Robert B. .Albright, 

9 Scott Lane, Hamilton, Ohio 
Rushing Chairman: Richard J. Haynes 


733 S. State St., Ann Arbor, Mich. 
President: Gregg H. Page 
Chapter Counselor: James T. Engel, 

School of Business Admin., University 

of Mich., Ann .Arbor, Mich. 
Rushing Chairman : E. Carter Forbes 


501 M..A.C. Ave., East Lansing, Mich. 
President: John K. Lilley 
Rushing Chairman : Steven Frisbie 


Univ. of Miss., Box 4495, 
University, Miss. 
President: Richard M. Farrell 
Resident Counselor: Emory L. Mullins 
Rushing Chairman: William L. Nicholas 


Miss, r, VII 

2<I>E, Box 366, Sta. A, 
Hattiesburg, Miss. 
President: David S. Milligan 


317 E. Main St., Starkville, Miss. 
President : Kenneth B. Hood 
Chapter Counselor: L. P. Jacks, Box 

1419, Miss. State University, State 

College, Miss. 
Rushing Chairman : Sidney N. Harper 


405 Kentucky Ave., Columbia, Mo. 
President : Donald O. Hartmann 
Rushing Chairman : Herbert Tinsley 


500 W. Eighth, Rolla, Mo. 
President: Richard A. Hallahan, Jr. 
Chapter Counselor: Aaron C. Hailey, 

900 Rolla St., Rolla, Mo. 
Rushing Chairman : Edward C. Kozney, 



714 E. Broadway, Monmouth, 111. 

President: Rodney J. McQueen 

Chapter Counselor: Howard E. Glad- 

felter, 406 S. 10th St., Monmouth, 111. 

Rushing Chairman: William J. Winslade 


333 University Ave., Missoula, Mont. 
President : Jeffrey E. Lenci 


Mont. B, XXVII 

Quad A, Bozeman, Mont. 
President: Richard M. Hagen 
Chapter Counselor: Lawrence Shadoan, 

38 E. Babcock, Bozeman, Mont. 
Rushing Chairman : James Strieble 


3507 Peters Ave., Sioux City, Iowa 
President: Nathan R. Wilson 
Chapter Counselor: Richard A. Welling, 
1315 S. Cornelia, Sioux City, Iowa 
Rushing Chairman : James Thomas 


2224 Liberty St., Allentown, Pa. 
President : Paul G. Preuss 
Chapter Counselor: Dr. Ralph Graber, 

1618 Chew St., Allentown, Pa. 
Rushing Chairman: Lanny M. Foulke 


601 N. 16th St.T Lincoln, Neb. 
Chapter Counselor: Donald D. Hamann, 
3941 Everett, Lincoln, Neb. 


1311 Terrace Dr., Reno, Nev. 
President: Richard W. Warner 
Resident Counselor: Loyal L. Rosendahl 
Rushing Chairman: William T. Tuck 


1901 Las Lomas Rd., N.E., 

Albuquerque, N.M. 

President: Martin J. Lenzini 

Chapter Counselor: Robert D. Humble, 

2920 Santa Monica S.E., Albuquerque, 



141 W. 4th St., New York, N.Y. 

President: John J. Gilhooly 

Rushing Chairman: Richard Gottlieb 



207 W. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, N.C. 

President : Henry G. Absher 

Chapter Counselor: Curtiss W. Daughtry, 

108 Daniels Rd., Chapel Hill, N.C. 
Rushing Chairman : Kenneth E. Cooper 


N.C. B, V-a 

2512 Clark Ave., Raleigh, N.C. 
President: Joseph B. Middleton 
Rushing Chairman: James I. Gilland 


1702 Maple St., Denton, Tex. 
President: Ted D. Kerr 
Chapter Counselor: Carl W. Hall, 

1113 Laguna Dr., Denton, Tex. 
Rushing Chairman: Jerry Hoodenpyle 


821 S. Gilbert St., Ada, Ohio 
President: Richard T. Hoback 
Chapter Counselor : Robert L. Bowden, 

905 S. Main St., Ada, Ohio 
Rushing Chairman : Jerry R. Milboum 


154 E. Woodruff Ave., Columbus, Ohio 
President : James V. Griesen 
Chapter Coanselor: Arthur C. Peters, Jr., 

212 W. Norwich Ave., Columbus 1, 



133 N. Washington St., Delaware, Ohio 
President : Donald Gerosa 
Chapter Counselor: Vernon C. Stevens, 

80 Blymer St., Delaware, Ohio 
Rushing Chairman : Alan Benson 


518 S. University Blvd., Norman, Okla. 
President : Forrest Lee Frueh 
Rushing Chairman : Tom W. Thomas 


1820 N.W. 23, Oklahoma City, Okla. 
President : Kenneth A. Leech 
Rushing Chairman : Bill Cooper 


324 Monroe St., Stillwater, Okla. 
President : Gary W. Richards 
Chapter Counselor: Henry A. Morton, 

125 McFarland, Stillwater, Okla. 
Rushing Chairmen: Jimmy Frogge and 

Richard Hancock 


2$E University of Omaha, Omaha, Neb. 

President: Kendall R. Brink 

Chapter Counselor: William J. Ger- 

bracht. University of Omaha, Omaha, 



1000 Alder St., Eugene, Ore. 
President: Raymond B. Haroldson 
Rush Chairman : Douglas Nelson 


224 N. 26th, Corvallis, Ore. 
President: Dean R. Posvar 
Chapter Counselor: Robert Knoll, 124 

N. 30th St., Corvallis, Ore. 
Rush Chairman : Douglas Taylor 


" A. 3r<l, Fairfield, Iowa 
President : Stephen D. Lapan 
Chapter Counselor: Victor R. Rail, W. 
Merrill St., Fairfield, Iowa 


3909 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
President: James L. Luther 
Chapter Counselor: Charles R. Hilton, 
1250 S. 47th St., PhUadelphia 43, Pa. 
Rush Chairman: William C. Evans 


Box 539, State College, Pa. 
President: Charles R. Schneider 
Chapter Counselor: James W. Dunlop, 
236 Nimitz Ave., State College, Pa. 
Rush Chairman: James F. Fish 


262 N. Dithridge St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 
President — Harry T. Clew 
Chapter Counselor : Clyde D. Staley, Jr., 

114 S. Neville St., Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 
Rush Chairman: William C. Catshall 


690 Waldron St., W. Lafayette, Ind. 
President : Frank I. Ferrara 
Chapter Counselor: Bruce Johnson, 1017 

Alder Dr., Lafayette, Ind. 
Rush Chairman: Benjamin D. Blood, Jr. 


Box 148, Ashland, Va. 
President: Constantine P. Vretos 
Chapter Counselor: Joseph O Hearne, 

III, 1957 McDonald Road, Richmond, 


R.P.I. N.Y. A, II 

2005 15th St., Troy, N.Y. 
President : George F. Daebeler 
Chapter Counselor: George H. Goedecke, 
R.D. 1, Box 194, Troy, N.Y. 


Box 44, U. of Richmond, Va. 
President: Randolph C. Cox, Jr. 
Rush Chairman : Jon Boiling 


572 George St., New Brunswick, N.J. 
President : James C. Richardson 
Chapter Counselor: Douglas G. Gemeroy, 

22 East Cliff St., Somerville, N.J. 
Rush Chairman : George Mardirossian 


Scots Frat. 24>E Colony, Huntsville, Tex. 
President : James Knight 
Adviser : Dr. A. Keith Turkett, Sam 
Houston State Col., Huntsville, Tex. 


5712 Hardy Way, San Diego 15, Calif. 
President : Joseph T. Kiefer 
Chapter Counselor: Walker Cronch, Jr., 
5712 Hardy Way, San Diego 15, Calif. 


281 S. 11th St., San Jose, Calif. 
President : James C. Thompson 
Chapter Counselor: Bruce Hasenkamp 

229 Crothers Hall, Stanford, Calif. 
Rushing Chairman : David F. Hanson 


795 Embarcadero Del Norte, Golela, Calif. 
President: Terry W. Phillips 
Rushing Chairman : 


S.C. A, V-b 

Box 4718 University of S.C, 

Columbia, S.C. 

President: R. Bruce Shaw 

Rushing Chairman: Joseph T. Newton III 


Mo. Z, XIX 

Southeast Mo. State, 
Cape Girardeau, Mo. 

President: Donald F. Keller 

Rushing Chairmen : Lewis E. Boch and 
Vivan Reed 


Calif. B, XVIII 

630 W. 28th St., Los Angeles 7, Calif. 
President: Lawrence J. Brown 
Chapter Counselor: Carl O. Petersen, 

1917 Grace Ave., Hollywood 28, Calif. 
Rushing Chairman : Larry H. Kreueger 


Mo. H, XIX 

925 E. Cherry, Springfield, Mo. 
President : Neil E. Long 
Chapter Counselor: Dr. B. B. Lightfoot, 

811% Kickapoo, Springfield, Mo. 
Rushing Chairmen : Thomas M. Carney 


Box 1243, Stetson Univ., De Land, Fla. 
President: Laurence A. Deets 
Chapter Counselor: William B. Flowers, 

635 W. University, De Land, Fla. 
Rushing Chairman : Robert L. Moore 


530 Hudson St., Hoboken, N.J. 
President : Allen C. Vautier 
Chapter Counselor: Walter Steinmann, 

P.O. Box 1153, Secaucus, N.J. 
Rushing Chairman: Lawrence Kilham 


310 Walnut Place, Syracuse, N.Y. 
President : Kent L. Barwick 
Rushing Chairman: James Tallon 


108 Crescent Place, Tampa, Fla. 
President: Joseph P. Delauri 
Rushing Chairman: John W. Hanna, Jr. 


1812 N. Broad St., Philadelphia 21, Pa. 
President : George David McGowen 
Chapter Counselor: Edward L. Guenther, 

61 Drexelbrook Dr., Apt. 5, Drexel 

Hill, Pa. 
Rushing Chairman : Edward Buckalew 


1533 Laurel Ave., Knoxville, Tenn. 
President: William E. Althauser 
Chapter Counselor: Jack D. Martin, 

8625 Diana Lane, Knoxville, Tenn. 
Rushing Chairman : William J. Binkley, 




Tenn. A, VIII 

Tennessee Wesleyan Coll., Athens, Tenn. 
President : James W. Brown 
Chapter Counselor: A. Jack Houts, 164 

Robeson St., Athens, Tenn. 


2506 Pearl, Austin, Tex. 
President: Terry M. Wilson 
Rushing Chairman: Henry Kohlleffel 


Box 29746, TCU Sta., Ft. Worth, Tex. 
President: Lowell B. Adams 


112 College Ave., Greenville, Pa. 
President: John M. Foulk 
Chapter Counselor: George C. Rankin, 

Jr., 140 Main Street, Greenville, Pa. 
Rushing Chairman: Donald Anderson and 

Ronald Beede 


335 Winthrop St., Toledo, Ohio 
President : Arthur A. Morgan 
Rushing Chairman : Bruce Erickson 


153 S. 13th E., Salt Lake City, Utah 
President: Dennis A. Watkins 
Rushing Chairman : Joseph G. Wayman 


837 N. 8th E., Logan, Utah 
President : Walfred J. Johnson 
Chapter Counselor: John W. Schoon- 
maker, 1011 N. 8th East, Logan, Utah 


Valdosta, Ga. 
President : Harry B. Anderson 
Chapter Counselor: Benjamin N. Wil- 
liams, Jr., P.O. Box 82, Lake Park, 


505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Ind. 
President: David H. Lindsey 
Rushing Chairman: Fritz Pawlitschek 


371 Main St., Burlington, Vt. 
President: A. Rudd Hendee 
Chapter Counselor: J. Donald Capra, 

30 Dan's Court, Burlington, Vt. 
Rushing Chairman : John P. Folcik 


150 Madison Lane, Charlottesville, Va. 
President: Michael G. Hamp 
Chapter Counselor: Harry N. Lewis, 619 

Preston Place, Charlottesville, Va. 
Rushing Chairman : John G. Sanders 


Box 7331, Reynolda Branch, 
Winston-Salem, N.C. 
President: James R. Walker 
Chapter Counselor: Gordon B. Hughes, 
166 Buckingham Rd., Winston-Salem, 
Rushing Chairman : Thomas Hartman 


1601 College St., Topeka, Kan. 
President: Gary J. Burgett 
Chapter Counselor: John T. Johnson, 

1908 Michigan, Topeka, Kan. 
Rushing Chairman: David W. Barnett 


2003 E. 47th St., Seattle 5, Wash. 
President : Kenneth L. Smith 
Chapter Counselor: Richard T. Olson, 
5733 Coniston Rd., Seattle 5, Wash. 


P.O. Box 46, Lexington, Va. 
President: George M. Peters 
Rushing Chairman : Daniel T. Balfour 

WASHINGTON U. (St. Louis) 

Mo. B, XIX 

6149 Pershing Ave., St. Louis 12, Mo. 
President : James E. Bock 
Rushing Chairman: Dean H. Klohr 


Wash. A, XXVII 

506 Colorado St., Pullman, Wash. 

President: Robert W. Noel 

Chapter Counselor: Richard S. White, 
Placement Bureau, State College of 
Washington, Pullman, Wash. 

Rushing Chairmen : Charles Rohrmann 
and James Ashbum 


118 Willey St., Morgantown, W.Va. 
President : Ralph P. Glover, Jr. 
Chapter Counselor: Stanley E. Roman- 

oski, 625 McLane Ave., Morgantown, 

Rushing Chairman: Charles E. Semen- 



W.Va. E, XXI 

602 3rd Ave., Montgomery, W.Va. 
President: Fredrick J. Goddard 
Chapter Counselor: Ralph C. Bierer, Fin- 
castle Apts. E, 705 Fayette Pike, 
Montgomery, W.Va. 
Rushing Chairman : Dennis Spriggs and 
Thomas Kimball 


305 Stuart, Kalamazoo, Mich. 
President : John H. Marshall 
Chapter Counselor: Ronald C. Straith, 

5314 Plateau, Kalamazoo, Mich. 
Rushing Chairman: William D. Morgan 


440 Newcastle, New Wilmington, Pa. 
President : Stephen Pekich 
Chapter Counselor: Charles G. Ridl, 

133 N. Lincoln, New Wilmington, Pa. 
Rushing Chairman: Gerry Ferguson and 

James Mather 


1740 N. Vassar, Wichita, Kan. 
President: Roger O. Doyle 
Rushing Chairman : Robert E. Cressler 


William & Mary College, 
Williamsburg, Va. 
President : Lloyd P. Rogers 
Chapter Counselor: Robert M. Usry, 
Box 518, Williamsburg, Va. 


521 N. Henry St., Madison, Wis. 
President : Dale E. Sehorg 
Chapter Counselor: George J. Socha, 

221 Langdon St., Madison 3, Wis. 
Rushing Chairman: John L. Bailey 


Wisconsin State College, 
Stevens Point, Wis. 
President : Leslie C. Jergenson 
Chapter Counselor: Gilbert W. Faust, 
217 M. Soo Marie Ave., Stevens 
Point, Wis. 
Rushing Chairman: Joseph Miller 


11 Boynton St., Worcester 9, Mass. 
President: William A. Krein 
Chapter Counselor: Harold A. Melden, 

Jr., 30 Frederickson Ave., Holden, 



170 N. 5th St., Laramie, Wyo. 
President: Marvin W. Wilson 
Chapter Counselor: Lael R. Harrison, 

710 S. 23rd, Laramie, Wyo. 
Rushing Chairman: C. Clinton Fisher 


646 Bryson St., Youngstown, Ohio 
President: Gary E. Jones 
Chapter Counselor: Kelsie B. Harder, 

Youngstown University, Youngstown, 

Rushing Chairman: John Ulicney 




■ We are proud of the Kent State chapter for 
taking pride in its professional Sig Eps. Re- 
cently the brothers of Ohio Lambda initiated 
R. F. Sitler as an honorary member. Doctor Sitler 
is a professor of geology at Kent State University. 
All Sig Eps on the faculty were present at the 
activation ceremony. They include: Joseph Sovie, 
M.A., physics; Dr. Palmer, chemistry; Dr. Cooke, 
accounting; Dr. Marshal, head of English De- 
partment; Dr. Clark, speech; Dr. Brailey, assistant 
dean of men. 

The recently elected officers are: president, Al 
Stinson; vice-president, Warren Grabner; his- 
torian, Steve Weber; secretary. Bob Winzler. 

■ Reddick Harris, a pledge of the Florida chap- 
ter, was the subject of a feature in the Gaines- 
ville (Fla.) Daily Sun as a result of his heroic 
act on Heart Sunday in February. 

Harris, who was out soliciting for the Heart 
Fund, rescued four-year-old Shawn Davidson, 
from a smoldering pine-covered dug-in where she 
was about to suffocate. As the story relates: 

"Harris saw two small boys flee the smouldering 
fort, which was in a ditch covered so that only 
a small exit was available. 

"Hearing the girl's cries, he kicked a hole in 
the covering and saw the frightened and scream- 
ing child crouching near the burning wood. 

"After carrying the child out, Harris discovered 
her hair was singed, but apparently she was 
otherwise unhurt." 

■ An orchid to the Baldwin-Wallace Sig Eps 
for their leadership in sponsoring the "Focus" 

lecture series in McKelvey Auditorium on the 

In March, the Sig Eps presented Dr. Fred E. 
Harris, academic dean of the College, in a talk, 
"The Underdeveloped Billion," which dealt with 
his experiences working with the Afghanistanian 
government in setting up an educational system. 
Using case studies and slides. Dean Harris pointed 
out the need for developing in the American 
people an understanding of the problems facing 
these people. 

Not the least of the benefits of this fine accomp- 
lishment of the men of Baldwin- Wallace is that 
they set a great example in effective public rela- 

■ An orchid to the former Governor of the State 
of West Virginia, the Honorable Cecil H. 

Underwood for speaking at a formal rush smoker 
staged by his chapter brothers, Marshall Univer- 
sity boys. 

■ An orchid to Illinois Tech Sig Eps for adopt- 
ing a pledge project which is new, different, 

and wonderful. 

"Books for Asia," a program to provide techni- 
cal and scientific books for needy Asian students, 
was conducted in March under the direction of 
pledge Nick Schuessler and pledge class presi- 
dent Dan Dargis. The Asia Foundation is a non- 
profit organization with headquarters in San Fran- 
cisco whose aim is to "strengthen Asian educa- 
tional, cultural, and civic activities with private 
American assistance." 

This foundation through its work in the Orient, 
discovered the extreme need for text and refer- 
ence books by the students in that area. These 

Kent State Sig Ep fratres 
in facultate. Sovie, Palm- 
er, Cooke, Marshal, Sit- 
ler, Clark, and Brailey. 
Sitler is newest member. 


Judge Earle W. Frost, Kansas State, '20, 
speaker at K-State annual banquet, poses 
in front of new chapter house at Manhattan. 

books are all donated by private individuals and 
organizations, and this work helps in the world- 
wide fight against communism. 

The pledges decided to undertake this program 
at IIT because they felt that the students and 
faculty were likely to have a large number of 
now unused textbooks that they might wish to 

■ Historian Art Roberts of the Iowa State chap- 
ter recently worked up a list of new prospec- 
tive members for Sigma Phi Epsilon's alumni 
chapters in the large cities. 

All are recent or fairly recent graduates at 
Iowa State and Art vouches are excellent alumni 
chapter material. 

Situated in Minneapolis are Jerry Whittlesey, 
Harold Murphy, Brian Brunsvold, Tom Rider, Bob 
Cadwell, and Lewis Gray. 

With Allen-Bradley in Milwaukee are Dave 
Young, George Wilson, and Bob Sherwood. Darrel 
Riel is with New York Life Insurance in that city. 

We find another big congregation in Denver — 
Stu Nielsen, Kent Burrel, Ron Moermond, Steve 
Ness, Dwight Moorhead, and Jerry Jensen. 

Still another group is located in Cincinnati : 
Dave Fuchs, Bob Haxby, Ron Baukol, and Loel 

With Boeing in Seattle are T. J. Smith and 
Jim Bieber. 

In Lincoln, Neb., we find Hal Mullison and 
Tom Sharp. 

■ Mention of the Ted Shawn autobiography, 
One Thousand and One Night Stands, in the 

November Journal (page 25), brought a fascinat- 
ing note from L. E. Moyer, Jr., Oklahoma State, 
'28, of Amarillo, Tex. Brother Moyer represented 
Ted Shawn and his dancers nationally from 1934- 
40. In an autographed copy for Moyer the great 
Sig Ep dancer wrote: "To Ed, who made so 
many of the one-night stands possible. With love 
and gratitude . . . from Shawn." 

■ While communications between the men of 
Kansas State and the Journal aren't always 
so good, this chapter has always set an admirable 
pace in teaching effective alumni relations. 

The Journal receives news items from Kansas 
State alumni from all over the country and oc- 
casionally from some foreign land. 

Scarcely an issue goes by which doesn't have 
one or more items sent by former Grand Presi- 
dent Earle W. Frost (1945-46), Kansas State, '20, 
Judge in the Kansas City, Mo., Municipal Court. 
Judge Frost's interest in his chapter and in the 
national fraternity has never abated, as busy a 
man as he is. 

On February 18 Judge Frost was the speaker 
at his chapter's annual Golden Heart Banquet — 
an event which the Kansas Beta undergraduates 
have thus far neglected to report, and which the 
Judge is too modest to report himself. 

This time K-State's informer and photographer 
is Fred M. Finch, '31, who runs a Hereford ranch 
at Dalhart, Tex. He writes: 

"I took my son Frank up to the house with 
me and of course he had the time of his life. 
That evening at the banquet I got better ac- 
quainted with the Judge and his wife Esther and it 
was an enjoyable affair. I took the enclosed picture 
of our friend and brother, with the new chapter 
house in the background." (See cut.) 

■ Word from the Dean's Office, Southern Illinois 
University, Carbondale, informs us that appli 

cations for training assistantships in the College 
Student Personnel Graduate Studies Program for 
the 1961-62 classes are now being received. 

■ Robert C. Olson, January, 1961, graduate of 
Illinois Tech is a Sig Ep marine recruit who 

knows all the answers. This is what the Chicago 
Sun Times said of him in one of its "Chicago 
Briefs" columns: 

"The man who marked Robert *C. Olson's 
marine qualification test couldn't believe it and 
had to check the results. 

"But the result was the same: Olson had 
answered every one of 90 questions correctly, the 
first one to do so in the memory of testers at 
the Marine Corps Reserve Training Center at 500 
W. 36th. 

"Olson, 22, of 3650 W. 108th, a senior at the 
Illinois Institute of Technology, said he thought 
he did well on the test but not that well. 

"The test is given applicants for induction into 
the Marines and consists of questions designed to 
test intellectual capacity, understanding of basic 
mechanics and other skills. 

"Sgt. Dexter C. Sousa, who gave the test to 
Olson, was so impressed with the perfect record 
that he went through files to see if anyone had 



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Founded at the University of Richmond, 1901, by Carter 
AsHTON Jenkens (d.), Benjamin Donai-d Gaw (d.), Wil- 
liam Hugh Carter, William Andrew Wallacx (d.), Thomas 
Temple Wright (d.), William Lazell Phillips (d.), Lucian 
Baum Cox, Richabd Spurgeon Owens (d.), Edgar Lee 
Allen (d.), Robert Alfred McFarland (d.), Franklin 
Webb Kerfoot (d.), and Thomas Vaden McCaul. Chartered 
under the Laws of the State of Virginia, 1902, National 
Headquarters: 209 W. Franklin St., Richmond, Va. 


C. Maynard Turner, Grand President, P.O. Box 960, Cin- 
cinnati 1, Ohio 

Edwin Buchanan, Grand Treasurer, First Wisconsin Na- 
tional Bank, Milwaukee, Wis. 


Bedford W. Black, 310 Professional Building, Kannapolis, 

Trueman L. Sanderson, 12 Vernon Road, Natick, Mass. 
Raymond C. McCron, 8 Femcliff Road, Scarsdale, N.Y. 
Frank N. Martino, Russell-Newman Mfg. Co., Denton, Tex. 
Dr. U. G. Dubach. 13505 S. E. River Road, Portland 22. 

Lyle E. Holmgren, 29 West Center, Logan, Utah 


national chaplain: Dr. William C. Smolenske, 533 Republic 

BIdg., Denver, Colo. 
national scholarship director: Dr. U. G. Dubach, 13505 

S.E. River Road, Portland 22, Ore. 
JOURNAL EDITOR : John Robson, 744 Lake Crest Drive, Menasha, 

DIRECTOR or ALUMNI AFFAIRS : Lyle E. Holmgren, 29 West 

Center, Logan, Utah 
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS : Harry D. Kurtz, 18158 Clifton 

Rd., Lakewood 7, Ohio 
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS STAFF: Executive Director — Richard 

F. Whiteman ; Director of Chapter Services — Darrel D. 

Brittsan ; Chapter Services Co-ordinator — Ralph E. See- 

feldt; Province Directors — James R. Bernard, Jerry E. 

Jones, Robert L. Kirkpatrick, James R. Odell, Jr., 209 

W. Franklin Street, Richmond 20, Va. Postal Drawer 

5289. Telephone : MI 8-2883. 

Paul B. Slater; Herbert H. Smith, H. Bob Robinson, 

Harry D. Kurtz, C. Maynard Turner, Edwin Buchanan, 

Raymond C. McCron. 
man — Robert W. Kelly; J. Russell Pratt, Edwin Buchanan, 

Richard F. Whiteman. 


Raymond C. McCron; Edwin Buchanan, Robert W. Kelly. 

President; Harry D. Kurtz, Vice-President; H. Bob Rob- 
inson, Treasurer; C. Maynard Turner, Secretary; John E. 
Zollinger, Trustee. 

NATIONAL HOUSING BOARD: Chairman — Lewis A. Mason, c/o 
Sherwin-Williams Company, 260 Madison Ave., New York 
16, N.Y.; J. Russell Pratt, W. Brooks Reed, Richard F. 

NATIONAL MUSIC COMMITTEE: Chairman — Karl J. Schmidt; 
Cal S. Atwood, Robert E. Bowlus, Richard C. Cox. 

done it previously but he found that no one had. 

"So when Olson enters the Marines in January 
after his graduation, he'll start with a perfect 

While at IIT Bob majored in business and eco- 
nomics and was active both at the chapter house 
and in school activities. He was historian, pledge 
trainer, social chairman, and activities chairman. 

■ West Virginia Gamma is no longer located at 
Marshall College, but at Marshall University. 

On Thursady evening, March 3, Governor W. W. 
Barron signed into law a bill passed by the legis- 
lature giving University status to Marshall Col- 

■ NOTES AT presstime. We hardly know where 
we would have found the room for last-minute 

features we expected to present in this issue, had 
they arrived, since the budget did not permit 96 
pages and space ran out. 

We planned to include the Louisiana State in- 
stallation, the appointment of a general Conclave 
chairman, the selection of an undergraduate Con- 
clave speaker, and the 1961 Camp Fund, but these 
did not materialize. 

The May copy call cautioned that a great deal 
of the material submitted might have to carry 
over to September, where news of undergraduate 
accomplishment and manpower listings would im- 
press prospective pledges. 

Thus while we apologize for the niggardly im- 
dergraduate coverage, we are encouraged by the 
flood of worthy campus reports and pictures, 
which we feel attest that the college fraternity, 
contrary to the assertions of its detractors, has 
reached a new peak. The September Journal 
will tell the Sig Ep side of the story. 

■ Last words (taken from the program of the 
District 26 Leadership School) : "On to Chi- 
cago and stay on the Sig Ep Trail!" 

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Conclaves know that the 60th Anniversary 
Conclave in Chicago September 3, 4, 5, 6, and 
7 will provide an adventure in fraternity that 
cannot be equalled by any other experience. 

Grand Chapter sessions, where ideas for the 
good of Sigma Phi Epsilon are submitted, 
are challenging and inspiring. In these and 
in the hours of companionship and informal 

discussion between sessions, the greatness of 
fraternity as an institution is revealed. 

Sig Eps will be happy and comfortable in 
the Drake, which is an ideal hotel for the oc- 
casion. Regular rates begin at $8.50 single, 
while special rates for undergraduates are: 
single $8, twin $7, triple $6, and quadruple $5. 
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