The SCROLL of Phi Delta Theta for January,
With his multitude of activities, Harry
has remained a pillar of strength in the
Kansas City Alumni club and always
stands ready to do more than his share.
A staunch supporter of clean government. Brother Gambrel proved a leading
influence in the campaign which, a few
years ago, released the yoke of the notorious political machine from the governments of Kansas City and the State
of Missouri. As chairman of the Kansas
City Board of Police Commissioners,
Harry has been instrumental in obtaining a police organization recognized as
one of the best in the country.
Retaining his association with the military all these years. Brother Gambrel
is now a Brigadier General in command
of the Missouri State Guard. Again his
leadership has developed this into one of
the best state units in the country and the
Third Regiment, at Kansas City, is recognized by military authorities as the best
in the nation. In- his position with the
Home Guard, Harry is in charge of
auxiliary police services organized under
the office of Civilian Defense, being commissioner of protective services in Kansas City, directing 1,200 auxiliary policemen; he is U. S. Coordinator of the
O.C.D. for Western Missouri.
ANSWERS to questions submitted to Phis
on the "Mr. Adam and Mrs. Eve" the order of their mention.
Charles G. Dawes; strange httle men like
WHARTON: They will keep their titles
for the of ring champions
in the service have been frozen until the
end of the war; insigne.
PEMBERTON: Ivan Skavinsky Skavar;
found in the region of
the South Pole, but not the North Pole;
each one represents one Jap plane shot
down. The flags are furnished by the assembly and repair department of the
Naval Air Station at San Diego, and with
each batch of stickers is a card that says
replenished upon request:
HERRICK: Red Grange; 40 seconds
(Brother Herrick was minutes off on
this one); the RAF; fish and chips.
What with all his many activities in
civic and military pursuits, and in addition to handling a flourishing insurance
business, Brother Gambrel finds time to
lead a happy home life with his wife and
two charming daughters.
In the light of his maiiy accomplishments, is it any wonder that Brother
Gambrel's name appears in the 1942 issue of Who's Who in America?
Phi Discovers "Working Cure" for Athlete's Foot
of a "working cure" for athlete's foot, as related by famed
Paul de Kruif in the May, 1942, Reader's Digest (pp. 46-48), is a
Dr. Edward Francis, Ohio State of the world's great bacteriologists. Dr. Francis' cure, a 50-50 solution of phenol and camphor which
any druggist can easily mix, was discovered by him accidentally as long
ago as 1907. Deep in other important investigations, however. Dr. Francis
forgot about the matter for a quarter century when he again used the
potent mixture with almost magical success. Ever cautious and thorough,
he required another ten years of experimentation before publishing a
word about the cure. Then, on December 6, 1941, Dr. Francis told the
story in The Journal of the American Medical Association, and the world
had a "working cure" for athlete's foot, an annoying and sometimes
disabling disease suffered by thousands of people.