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LIEUT. COL. DEMAS LINDLEY SEARS, Ohio
'16, is a division intelligence officer, U. S. Army,
serving "somewhere in the South Pacific." He
operates his division's G-2 office from a folding
table in the jungle. Before going on active duty
with the Army, Colonel Sears was a prominent
attorney in Toledo, Ohio. He is a veteran of the
first World War.
MAJ. GEN. DWIGHT FILLEY DAVIS,
(St. Louis) '99, was Director General of the
Army Specialist Corps before this branch of the
service was abolished. ASC was devoted to
training the thousands of civilian specialistsexperts in peace-time the utilization
of their talents in army service as part of the
General Davis, who first drew attention as the
youthful tennis star who was to become donor
of the Davis Cup for supremacy in that sport,
has long been noted for his outstanding administrative abilities. He served in the first World
War, winning the Distinguished Service Cross.
Brother Davis served under President Harding as
director of the reorganized War Finance Corporation and as Assistant Secretary of War. In
1925 President Coolidge appointed him Secretary of War. He was named Governor General
of the Philippines by President Hoover, and his
administration was a notable one.
After his work for some months with the
Army Specialist Corps it was written that "General Davis is organizing that non-combatant
group with the enthusiasm he once put into
winning a national doubles tennis championship.''
MAJ. GEN. CHARLES PHILIP HALL, Mississippi '09,
took command of the Second Army, XI Corp.s,
in Tennessee, October 25. He was to be the assistant director of the remaining phases of the
Second Army Middle Tennessee maneuvers. XI
Corps headquarters are in Chicago.
General Hall, 55, is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he was affiliated with
A and West Point. He served two years
overseas with the 2nd Division in World War I,
reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was
graduated from the General Staff School at Fort
Leavenworth, Kan., in 1925, and the War College
LIEUT. COL. DEMAS SEARS, Ohio State '16
His G-2 office is in the jungle.
in 1930, and served in the Philippine Islands
from 1930 to 1933.
General Hall was an instructor in the Air
Corps Tactical School, Maxwell Field, Montgomery, Ala., from 1937 to 1939. He then commanded the 11th Infantry of the 5th Division
until he was promoted to brigadier general in
February, 1941, when he became assistant commander of the 3rd Division. He was promoted to
major general and made commander of the 93rd
Division in March.
LIEUT. WALTER CLARK, North
Carolina '40, re-
cently received Britain's coveted Distinguished
Service Cr6ss for intrepid daring in a raid on
Bengasi in North Africa. Newspaper reports
stated that Lieutenant Clark, U. S. Army Air
Corps, was piloting an attacking bomber in an
Allied bombing patrol. The target was the harbor of Bengasi. Axis anti-aircraft hit Lieutenant
Clark's plane, partially crippled it, and set it on