The SCROLL of Phi Delta Theta for September,
BROWNS, HILTON AND JOHN EDWIN,
TALK OVER OLD TIMES
Southern Methodist the Founders trophy, and Lawrence the Cleveland trophy. The Headquarters trophy went to
the Maryland chapter. The Thunderbird
Phi, published jointly by British Columbia Alpha and the Vancouver alumni
club, was chosen as the best chapter publication of the past year.
Sessions of the Pyx, a feature of other
Conventions, were changed into panel
discussions at the Chicago Convention
in order to systematize the discussion.
Topics covered included "How May the
Chapters Fortify Themselves Financially?," led by Leland H. Ridgway, president of Kappa Province; "Rushing and
Pledge Training Under Wartime Conditions," led by Roland B. Parker, president of Delta Province; "Chapter Organization Under Wartime Conditions,"
led by J. Russell Willison, president of
Upsilon Province; "Revival of Spiritual
Values in Under Wartime Conditions," led by Walter E. Havighurst,
president of Zeta Province.
ticipated in the initiation were Paul
Kaup, who read the Prologue and the
Bond; Don McKnight, Warden; Ken
Axelson, Reporter; Chuck Callen, Secretary; and Hugh Celander, Historian.
Armond Lilien and Joseph Kbszka were
the two bOys who were initiated.
As a result of their evening's showing,
Illinois Beta members were awarded a
gold star for distinguished performanceAll six chapters in Iota Province thus
won the award which was given to only
thirty-seven chapters in the entire Fraternity. All five chapters in Pi Province
also won the gold star.
A FEW OF THE PROVINCE PRESIDENTS
Williams, Packard, Parker, Willison
Durland, Housser, Gurney
The Thursday evening program was
led by Frank S. Wright, Florida '26,
president of Epsilon Province. Cheering
and encouraging were the rapid-fire reports from chapters all over the country
telling why A leads at the colleges represented. Thomas W. Reed, initiated into
the Fraternity in 1885, gave a stirring
oration on his experiences, saying, "I
can recall no more helpful influence in
my life than the boys of Georgia Alpha."
One of the notable individual feats of Brother Reed has been Registrar at the
the Convention was the performance of University of Georgia for the past thirtyJohn Gustafson, president of the Chicago three years and has had intimate contact
University chapter, who conducted the with Georgia Alpha for more than half
model initiation and chapter meeting on a century. Barrett Herrick, Washington
Thursday evening. John was but recently '15, who organized the memorable New
elected to his office, and his appearance York City Founders Day banquet of
before the Convention was the first time 1936 which was attended by more than
he had ever conducted a chapter meet- 600 Phi alumni, told of his experiences
ing! Members of Illinois Beta who par- in