The SCROLL of Phi Delta Theta for November,
LIEUT. COL. GEORGE DUTTON, Oregon. State '19,
HARRY STANTON DORMAN,
on duty in the Pacific, has recently been able to
'15, is in charge of army officer procurement for
visit his son, LIEUT. ALBERT DUTTON, Oregonthe state of Oregon. He recently administered
State '42, about whose exploits he writes as folthe oath of enlistment to his son, Phikeia George
Dorman, of Oregon Beta. This makes the Dorman
service one hundred per cent
"Albert has certainly had some experience
father and three sons. The oldest son, Ted M.
since he has been here. He was assigned to a
Dorinan, Washington '42, is a captain in the
fighter squadron that flew their P-40's from Australia to Java navigated by a bomber. He was Army Air Corps; the second son, Robert Cutter
Dorman, Oregon State '43, is taking advanced
one of the lucky ones that made it. He was in
military science and will enter the armed service
action there when he shot down a Jap bomber
at the close of the college year.
and helped on another. He had his machine
ENSIGN CHESTER OLCOTT, Stanford '38, was cap-
tured by the Japanese at the fall of Wake Island,
and is a prisoner at Zentsuji village on Shikoken
Island. On November 15 he spoke over a Tokyo
radio station and was heard by many of his
friends in Portland and elsewhere. He reported
that mail is coming through to the prisoners by
the American Red Cross. Brother Olcott is the
son of former Governor Olcott of Oregon.
LIEUT. JOHN COCKRELL PATTY, JR., Alabama '36,
THE DUTTONS, FATHER AND SON
shot up and made a crash landing. He got to
Bali when he was flown out by a Dutch pilot
about three hours ahead of the Japs. Back in
Australia he was assigned to another squadron
and left about three weeks before I arrived. I
did not see him tintil the middle of September
when I learned he had been shot down and
wounded in the Solomons. They brought him
back and I flew from Australia to see him. I
am glad to report he is on the mend, although
it will be some time before he canflyagain. His
hip was badly injured when he hit a tree after
bailing out. He was lucky, as he landed on an
island held by the Japs; but when the marines
saw him bail out they sent boats and rescued him
before the Japs captured him. He also got two
Zeros in this action."
is reported missing in action in the Pacific. Details are lacking. Brother Patty graduated from
Annapolis in 1937 and was immediately assigned
to duty in the Pacific Fleet; he served on the
cruiser Houston as a member of the Admiral's
staff. His home was in Shaw, Miss.
THE Seattle Alumni Club has inaugurated an
admirable service to Phis of the Pacific Northwest in expanding its monthly News Letter by
the publication of letters from our men at the
front. It is to be sent free to men in service who
have been members of the Alumni Club or have
been residents of the territory which it serves.
The first number, that of November, is an
eleven-page mimeographed pamphlet of legalcap size, typed in single space. It is packed
full of breezy news and comments that the
absent brothers are certain to enjoy.
The paramount feature is the inclusion of
generous extracts from letters by and about:
Donald Lee Thompson, Washington '40; James
John McCallum, Washington '41; Stephen EuLEE BERTON PETERSON, JR., Ohio State '31, has
gene Anderson, Washington '30; Sam Norold
been commissioned a Lieutenant, junior grade,
Olsen, Whitman '35; Kenneth David McKenzie,
in the U. S. Navy. Before enlistment he was Washington '27; Garfield Olson, Whitman '29;
engaged in administrative and sales promotion
Milton Marston Turner, Washington 'zo; David
work for the Gulf Refining Co. His home is in Michael Robson, Washington '36; John Paul
McVay, Washington '25; James Kennedy Morrill,
Whitman '40; and short quotations about others.
Together, the letters give a kaleidoscopic picROBERT JOHN TRACE, Dickinson '36, has been
ture of warfare on the seven seas and ashore
given an Ensign's commission in the U. S. Naval
in assorted places, including Australia, the SoloReserve and has reported to Boston for duty.
mons, Burma, India, the Sudan, Egypt, China,
Alaska, and the British Isles, not to mention
WILLIAM ALLEN DANIELS, Vermont '41, has resundry eloquent hiatus left by the censors.
ceived his commission as Lieutenant in the U. S.
Mort Frayn, Washington '27, collected most of
Army Air Corps, and is located at Valdosta, Ga.
the letters, and is otherwise responsible for much