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of immortality which belongs to an organization of this sort, life is continuous.
It may reside in members who change
their physical aspect and go into another
phase and it passes into the generations
one after another and thus makes an immortality on earth, an immortality which
is a solid preparation and introduction to
that other immortality in which our
Founders believed and to which we subscribe."
Brown spoke slowly, intensely. The
Convention hall was quiet. "I am, in the
language of Garfield, merely the terminus of that mystic cord which binds
together one generation with another,
mystic cords which extend from those
who have gone to those who remain."
After Brother Brown's inspiring address, the Convention returned to reports
from General Council officers and reports
of various committees. The remainder of
the Wednesday general session was occupied with these reports. These will be
found in the Journal of Proceedings.
"Phi Phrolics," with Charles W. Apley,
Northwestern '34, as Master of Ceremonies, brought the first day to a climax.
For the first and last time during the
three-day meeting the wartime seriousness of the Convention was laid aside.
as undergraduates and "old boys" alike
relaxed to enjoy a fine program. As the
delegates entered the "Phrolics" hall,
white caps (decorated with the Greek
letters A in blue) were distributed.
Few men present that evening will
forget Hoyt King, Indiana '92, and his
"cannonball" story, or Eddie Firestone,
Northwestern '44, "That Brewster Boy"
of radio fame. Few will forget Gretchen
and her horr-r-r-ible injuries, although
99 per cent have forgotten the major
points of Gretchen's story as told by
George E. Hatch, Washington '28, to illustrate the twisting of a wartime rumor
as it is passed orally from man to man.
Miss Norman Ballard, organist, helped
to keep the program moving by her fine
selections. Miss Ballard was ready at the
organ from the time the Convention
opened on Wednesday morning until
after the Banquet on Friday night.
Herb Graffis, sports columnist with the
Chicago Times and feature writer for
Esquire magazine, was one of the hits of
the "Phrolics." His deadpan humor
kept the crowd in an uproar.
Nominees to the General Council were
brought to the stage and introduced by
Colonel Reynolds. Sydney Smith, Northwestern '27, showed an Army Air Forces
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