The SCROLL of Phi Delta a for September, 1942
minster that Vaughan served with the
Missouri National Guard on the Mexican Border, and in August, 1917, he enlisted in the National Guard of Missouri,
Battery D, 1st Regiment, Field Artillery.
The Guard was inducted into the U. S.
Army as part of the 35th Division and
sent to Camp Doniphan for training on
April 1, 1918. Vaughan became a Second
Lieutenant and within one month was
made a First Lieutenant and assigned to
the 130th Field Artillery. His captaincy
commission was awarded in March, 1919.
Such rapid promotion speaks for itself
in a military career that has been marked
from the beginning by outstanding soldierly achievement.
For his services in the first World War,
Lt. Colonel Vaughan was decorated with
the Croix de Guerre, Silver Star with
Palm, and while in France was cited for
his work as Liaison Officer during October-November, 1918, between the 130th
Field Artillery and the 140th and 322nd
Colonel Vaughan returned to the
United States in the spring of 1919 and
received his honorable discharge on May
23 of that year. The Reserve commissions
which followed were: Captain in 1924,
Major in 1926, Lieutenant Colonel in
1935For the past few years, before entering
foreign duty in the present war, Brother
Vaughan has been Secretary to Senator
Harry S. Truman, of Missouri. Senator
Truman and Vaughan have been close
friends since the first World War, having
HARRY HAWKINS VAUGHAN, Westminster
served as officers in the 129th and 130th
Field Artillery respectively.
We have an idea that Brother Vaughan
would appreciate letters from his many
friends. His mail will reach him if addressed to: Lieutenant Colonel Harry H.
Vaughan, A.P.O. 923, c/o Postmaster,
San Francisco, California.
Education but Not Educationalism
WE have in the United States certainly the most elaborate and expensive educational system in the
world, and perhaps, in proportion to the machinery, the most ineffectual. It is ineffectual', or worse,
because in recent decades it has been more and more completely controlled by the well-organized
army of professors of education and their offspring and allies. Their sociological, psychological, and
generally progressive and cheaply utilitarian notions have, especially in the Middle and Far West,
steadily undermined old ideals of intellectual discipline and solidity of subject-matter.
Custodians of. the humanities have been far from blameless. The young sheep may or may not
have been hungry, but they too often have been given the husks of literary history and professional
We are not going to preserve democracy by the nebulous or plastic cultivation of what is called
"civics." The world being what it is, we cannot and should not hope for a general return to the old
classical curriculum, but, since English literature is the most universal and natural medium, we
might do more to teach that in the spirit in which literature was taught in antiquity, in the Middle
Ages, and in the Renaissance. That is, we might have less of the academic teacher's emphasis on the
merely historical or the merely aesthetic, less of the educationist's emphasis on the sociological, and
a good deal more of the ethical and religious. Professor DOUGLAS BUSH in Key Reporter.