The SCROLL of Phi Delta Theta for January,
BROTHER RISTINE is
oldest of living Phis, but not the oldest,
according to the latest information at our
command. The following Phis were "well
and happy" when last heard from, at these
Charles H. Dobbs, Centre '59, Brownwood,
Samuel E. Mahan, Indiana '69, St. Paul,
Frank Davis, Miami '70, Batavia, Ohio
William O. Rodes, Centre '72, Bowling
Samuel H. McKee, Monmouth '72, Harrisburg, Pa.
Other Phi patriarchs who may be living
but whose addresses are unknown and
about whom we have no recent record,
Issac W. McKeever, Wisconsin '58
Harry V. Escott, Centre '62
Joseph Harris, Franklin '62
Casper W. McLaughlin, Butler '63
Wickliffe A. Cotton, Butler '64
Robert S. Price, Centre '64
William J. Britton, Butler '66
Henry C. Cassell, Chicago '67
Henry L. Powell, Indiana '67
Lewis W. Florea, Butler '68
Gelon Hann, Centre '68
W. P. Higginson, Chicago '68
Charles W. Moore, Centre '68
James Springer, Chicago '68
George C. Florea, Butler '69
Richard M. Springer, Chicago '69
John B. Taylor, Chicago '69
J. Fraise Richard, Butler '70
Charles A. Cook, Michigan '71
Do you know any of these brothers? If
you do, please tell us about
his actual age, and any of you who read
this and saw him would think we were
exaggerating, if not actually lying, for
he doesn't look or "act his age." He could
pass easily for a man approaching not
more than seventy.
Brother Ristine was not graduated
from Wabash, but left as an upper classman to attend the University of Michigan for one year's study in medicine,
after which he went to Bellevue Hospital
Medical College, later merged, we believe, with City College of New York,
from which he was graduated in 1877.
In 1881 he was given the honorary degree
of Master of Arts by Wabash College. He
returned at once to his native city and
began his active practice, from which
he retired in 1934, as stated, and now
he's just "taking things easy" while waiting to grow old. Right now it looks as
though he's going to have a long wait.
Upsilon Province Holds
of A met in conference at the University club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on November 14.
J. Russell Willison, Pittsburgh '17, Province president, served as chairman of the
meetings, and Hugh D. Hicks, West Virginia, as secretary.
Chairman Willison opened the conference with a brief talk in which he summarized the speeches at the national convention by Drs. Lewis, Sockman, and
Cadman. Many questions with regard to
successful chapter operation through the
wartime emergency were discussed and
suggestions made. A keynote of the meeting was co-operation with national headquarters, and the necessity for strict adherence to the suggestions emanating
from the headquarters office.
The delegates heard short talks by Dr.
R. C. Colwell, West Virginia '07; Past
Province President Harbaugh Miller,
Pittsburgh '23; Dr. William R. Farmer,
Washington and Jefferson '92; and Dr.
J. Clyde Markel, Gettysburg '00.
Delegates at the conference included:
Joe Leonard, Bob Widmer, George
Smith, Herb Nicholas, Pennsylvania
Iota; William Teuteberg, Jack Harrison,
Pennsylvania Gamma; Nate Robinson,
Francis Hank, Rome Brown, Robert
Cress, Dale Sayre, Hugh Hicks, West