The SCROLL of Phi Delta a for January,
I really want to do is see if our audience
can tell me the location of the university
that was the birthplace of A
Is it in Maryland, Florida, or Ohio?. .".
Brother Crumit then got audience reaction to his question, after which he announced proudly, "Well, Miami University, the cradle of A back in 1848, is
at Oxford, Ohio!"
Then, there was Frank's interview with
Don Wharton before the latter was given
"Don, I wonder if you can tell us how
many of our Phi Delts are now in the
"More than 4,000, Frank. And besides
the Under Secretary of War, we have
twelve generals and four admirals," replied Brother Wharton promptly.
An amusing sidelight to Don Wharton's session at the mike was a question,
typical of those asked on the program,
which came from Miss Sanderson.
The question: "Mr. Wharton, an army
M.P., in addition to his night stick, arm
band, and insigne, carries six things.
I'll name five, and you see if you can fill
in the sixth: a silver M.P. badge on his
chest, a whistle on a chain, a first aid kit
on his hip, a loaded .45 automatic at his
right side, and a notebook and pencil in
his pocket. What is the other 'must' in
an M.P.'s equipment?"
If memory serves us correctly. Brother
Wharton fumbled this one, and as Miss
Sanderson gleefully explained that the
missing item is a pouch holding two extra
clips of ammunition for his .45, she admitted that information for the question
was taken from Wharton's Sqtgvepost
article, "The New M.P."
Questions asked on the quiz show are
not difficult, but they are tricky and a
good score demands a trigger'quick mind.
Each question is good for ten points if
answered correctly, minus one point for
each second the contestant hesitates in
answering. Many of the questions might
well require several seconds of thought.
For example, Brother Herrick, in his
first round of quizzing, had to tell what
picture appears on the back of a $5 bill;
identify a pipe smoker who made famous
an underslung pipe; and select the correct definition for gremlins from the following four planes of a
certain make, anti-aircraft guns, strange
little men like pixies, or tropical insects
that eat fabric.
Brother Wharton was asked to tell
what will happen to the titles of world
boxing champions who are now in service and unable to defend their titles; and
give the singular of insignia, in addition
to the question related before.
Identification of the battle opponent
of Abdul Abulbul Amir was Brother
Brock Pemberton's first task, after which
he was asked by Miss Sanderson to tell
which of the following he would NOT
be able to find in the Rat
Islands, penguins, Russian churches, or
Eskimos. As his final contribution he was
asked to explain the miniature Japanese
flags which appear on many U.S. planes.
In the final round of questioning when
the evening's winner was decided Expert
Herrick was asked to identify the great
football player who made the number
"77" famous; tell how long it takes a
submarine to crash seconds,
minutes and 40 seconds, or 40 minutes;
give the name of the organization of
war aviators which wears its wings point-
First vaudeville team of Frank Crumit's career
in the world of entertainment. He is at right,
and Jim McWilliams, Ohio University 'iz, in
center. Third collegian is J. Hugh Fish of Yale,