The SCROLL of Phi Delta Theta for September,
"In Java, I was cornered by a Dutch
Navy doctor who found out that I had
had diphtheria for two weeks
didn't bother me, except that the sore
throat made it hard for me to eat. Anyway, it scared him half to death for fear
of epidemic, so he quarantined me in a
good Dutch hospital where they thoroughly cured me of "dipteree" in two
weeks, with no discomfort except the
most horrible hives caused by the serum.
"Meanwhile, I waited for a ride to
Australia, without telling them I had
malaria, for fear of further incarceration.
Our old wreck had finally broken down
and the rest had gone on two weeks before. Finally I got a ride or two, which
took me a long way. So I'm here,
recovering from malaria and jaundice."
There is still greater reticence with
respect to Brother Sheppard's movements in Australia and elsewhere in the
South Pacific, but his father is certain
that he would like to hear from his Fraternity brothers and other friends. He
may be addressed, Capt. William A.
Sheppard, O-364059, A.P.O. 922, Maple,
San Francisco, California.
Veteran Phi Officer in Australia
By FRANCIS ELLSWORTH FISHER, Westminster
I the name of General MacArthur on the lips of every loyal
American today, we point with pride
to a brother Phi, Lieutenant Colonel
Harry Hawkins Vaughan, Westminster
'16, who served his country with distinction during the first World War, and
is now serving with the United States
Forces under General MacArthur in
Australia. Lieutenant-Colonel Vaughan
was recalled to active service in January,
1942, and was assigned as Executive Officer to Brigadier General Arthur Wilson,
Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4 Section, of
the General Headquarters staff of the
U.S.A. forces in Australia. To those of
us who have long known Colonel
Vaughan, this is an honor which his brilliant record as a soldier truly merits.
There have been certain changes made
recently and Brother Vaughan, while
still believed to be in Australia, has been
assigned to other duties which cannot
be mentioned because of censorship
Harry Vaughan was born in Glasgow,
Missouri, in 1893, but while very young
moved with his family to St. Louis, Missouri, where he remained until ready for
college. He entered Westminster College,
at Fulton, Missouri, in 1912, where he
became known to many of his friends as
"Pug" Vaughan. His honors while at
Westminster were many, but foremost
among them was his football record of
1912-13-14-15, reaching his peak as AllMissouri center in 1915. Missouri Beta
will long remember that trio of All-Missouri Phis: "Pug" Vaughan, "Spoon"
McCampbell, and "Fat" Whitlow.
Brother Vaughan was student body
vice president; also president of the
athletic association in 1914-15, as well
as a member of the Westminster Glee
Club, Skulls of Seven, and Quo Vadis.
He graduated from Westminster in 1916
and was president of his class. A genial,
friendly person with a quick wit that
reflects a generous sense of humor, and
a winning personality, he made a host of
friends while in college, who have followed with interest all of his activities.
Since his graduation from Westminster, Vaughan has continued to take a
deep interest in A 0, having belonged
to the St. Louis and Milwaukee Alumni
Clubs. It was during several years' residence in Milwaukee that he was helpful
in securing the re-establishment of the
Wisconsin Beta chapter at Lawrence College, which had been dormant ever since
1861, when the entire chapter enlisted in
the Union Army.
It was not long after leaving West-