Introductions Are in Order
HIS number of SCROLL seems to be given over pretty much to
"new business," in the form of announcements of important changes
within the fraternity's workaday functions. First, of course, is the "introduction" of our wartime leader, William Mather Lewis. Then, the news
of the moving of General a feat, as you will see by
reading Paul Beam's account of it. Further, there are the announcements of
the retirement of our Editor and our Scholarship Commissioner and fitting
tributes to both.
Now, comes our pleasant duty of "introducing" men who actually need
no new province presidents. Some of them have been on
the job for some time, others have just taken over, but this is their first
official bow to the fraternity since assuming their offices. So without further
ado, we proudly give
BARRETT HERRICK, Washington
Herrick, Beta Province
Barrett Herrick, the new president of
Beta Province, probably one of the bestknown Phis in the land (see other references to him in this He is not
really a new province president, but
merely resumes an office which he filled
with distinction in 1923-1924. From the
day he had a pledge pin placed on his
lapel in the Phi Delt house at the University of Washington, Barrett accepted
the fraternity as his major interest in
life and since that day, with a few interludes for war, marriage, family and business, she has been his vocation and avocation.
Bom in Iowa, and entering the University of Washington after his family
had moved to Seattle, Barrett soon demonstrated his qualities for leadership and
became a "big man on campus." Election
to several honorary societies, cheer
leader, captain of an R.O.T.C. company
and earning his board and tuition were
merely stepping stones to his term as
president of Washington Alpha.
As soon as he graduated, Barrett entered the service and saw action with machine gun units in several major engagements in France. At the close of the
war, he left the service with a gold maple
leaf and a wound stripe.
Returning to Seattle he eiitered the
Securities business and became adviser to
the Washington Alpha chapter. Shortly
thereafter he was made president of the
"old" Kappa Province and served in that
capacity during 1919-1920.
As a result of attending the Atlanta
convention in 1920, Barrett was induced
by another Phi to enter business in Syracuse, New York, and while in that city
he served as adviser to the Syracuse chapter and president of Alpha Province.
Barrett then came to Wall street and
soon was recognized as one of the
"Street's" leading bond men. Today he