of Phi Delta a for September,
GENERAL COUNCIL 1940-42
THE_ WARTIME GENERAL COUNCIL
Dean Fred H. Turner of the UniverFollowing the Wednesday night
"Phrolics," the Thursday morning ses- sity of Illinois, a member of the Grand
sion was called to order twenty minutes Council of A E, spoke at the Thursday
late. At this moment President Caches luncheon. Discussing the attitude he
clamped down and all remaining sessions would advise fraternities to take toward
started on schedule proceeded brisk- the war, he said, "Make plans ahead,
yes, but don't make them too far ahead.
ly through the business 'at hand.
The Chi Phi Fraternity was meeting in I wouldn't plan much beyond 1942 and
national convention in the Edgewater 1943. The immediate thing is getting
Beach Hotel simultaneously with A started for the fall of 1942, and look as
Felicitations were exchanged between the far ahead into 1942 and 1943, figure that
two fraternities, and presented a mag- along about February of 1943 you are
nificent basket of flowers to our Conven- going to need to take stock ahead, get
set at that time for the next stage."
Executive Secretary Paul C. Beam, Indiana '22, reported to the Convention
Rear Admiral Wat T. Cluverius,
that "With few exceptions, all our chapters have girded their loins and are ready Tulane '95, head of the Centennial Comto meet a test the severity of which will mittee, reported to the Convention that
become increasingly apparent as the two projects are under way as a part of
panorama of war reveals itself." He the celebration of the anniversary: (1)
stated that at the close of last spring's the erection of a new headquarters buildcollegiate term, A total undergradu- ing in Oxford, Ohio, on a site already
ate chapter roster was 4886, or an average purchased, and (2) the presentation of a
of 46 men per chapter. Chapter finance suitable memorial to Miami University.
Phi Delta Theta alumni everywhere will
is sound and scholarship is rising.
The report of the Survey Commission, be permitted to make contributions to
made by George Banta, Jr., showed that help finance the projects.
Phi Delta Theta's coveted honor tronineteen petitions for charters had been
received in the past two years. The com- phies, the Harvard, Founders, Cleveland,
mittee reported, "It was unanimously and Headquarters, were awarded by
agreed that it would be unwise to con- Brother Harde during the Thursday afsider petitions for new chapters from any ternoon session. The University of
Florida chapter won the Harvard trophy.
institutions at this time."