The SCROLL of Phi Delta a for November,
of enterprise. i is more noteworthy
service to 4> A by this versatile a devoted
Phi. Pity 'tis a there is a Frayn in every
the Executive Officer of Army A i Forces
Basic a i i Center a Atlantic City,
following a a a a excerpts from a extended sketch of i i Beam, newspaper
of that Post.
I would take a very smart rookie to
anything over Col. Louis Roberts, Executive Officer of this post.
"As a one-time school teacher. Colonel erts has heard most of tall tales schoolboys
tell. As a successful lawyer, a listened to
hosts of adult alibis; a finally, as a officer,
he has watched soldiers come with all
excuses which schoolboys a civilian adults
overlooked. I short, Executive Officer knows
most of answers.
"Not a Colonel Roberts is a martinet.
the contrary, is genial a
someone steps of line.
"Some a assignments have fallen to
lot of Colonel Roberts i i career. I
January, 1937, Ohio River flood disaster struck, Roberts, i a Colonel, was
Executive of 139th Field Artillery, 38th
Division National Guard. Martial law a been
proclaimed a Colonel Roberts was placed in
command of southwestern I i a a
his direction a 50,000 inhabitants whose homes a been i a were
them Mrs. Roberts a
three Roberts children. Roberts five
miles from Ohio River, was flooded.
Colonel recalls being rowed to his a
hitching boat to a closet door in
evacuation of civilians was completed
without loss of life. thirty days Evansville water supply was of commission. All
highways were washed a single rail line,
a foot a one-half water, was only
transportation tie i outside world.
Colonel Roberts a fresh water to
area in tank cars. thousand soldiers a
sailors a i a i order a supervised rationing of essentials.
"Colonel Roberts was i 1891 in Carlisle, I attended Culver Military Academy
and was graduated from a a College in
1912 with degree of Bachelor of Arts.
years later, after a i a i high school,
he took i Master's degree a Catholic University in a i
I May, 1917, entered first Officer's
a i i a a Fort Myer, Va. rose to
rank of a a i before war ended. served
as Battery a of 315th Field Artillery, 80th Division, A
i to U. S. Colonel Roberts
set a a practice in Evansville, I I
1920 helped reorganize 139th Field
Artillery, 38th Division, National a a
served as its Executive until 1939. I a year
was to Colonel a placed i comm a a i regiment were inducted into
Federal service a a 17, 1941.
"Colonel Roberts was given assignment of
organizing a a i First Special
a i i Battalion, Army Corps, for
training illiterate a sub-standard soldiers of
the i Army i 1942.
i i college days. Colonel Roberts was
elected to a is a member of 4> A
PAUL SLATER, Illinois '40, serving as insurance
officer a Great Lakes Naval a i i Station,
was recently from Ensign to Lieutenant, i grade. As a ensign, received his
commission i naval reserve i 1940 a
reported for active in July, 1941.
aeronautical instructor for S. Aeronautics
Administration, a is located a municipal
Helena, Mont. a a was formerly a flight instructor for Army Air Corps.
'19, has been transferred from Field Artillery
to Procurement Division of Signal Corps,
U. S. Army. is stationed in Washington, D.C.
DONALD EDGAR FIELD, Oregon
his wings as second lieutenant in U. S.
Army Air Corps i graduation from
Army Flying School a Victoryville. Calif.
DONALD EDGAR FIELD, Oregon State '40