The SCROLL of Phi Delta a for September,
The encouraging state of A scholarship was presented to the Convention
Friday morning by Raymond E. Blackwell, Franklin '24. During each of the
years 1939-40 and 1940-41 has
ranked above the national All-Men's
average. During the year 1940-41
ranked above the national All-Fraternity
average. Of the eleven largest fraternities
which are normally considered *A.0
competitive fraternities, A last year
ranked second. In 1940-41 the Fraternity's scholastic index reached its highest point of the past eleven years.
Scholarship certificates were awarded
SOME PAST PRESIDENTS
Hoffman, Ballou, H. U. Brown, Banta, Tigert,
J. Brown, Caches. Missing from the picture,
Ruick and Urion
to Texas Delta; Virginia Gamma, Texas
Beta, Mississippi Alpha, Pennsylvania
Delta, Pennsylvania Epsilon, Georgia
Gamma, and Tennessee Alpha.
Nominating speeches for members of
the General Council had been made
Thursday afternoon and votes were
taken at that time. William Mather
Lewis, Knox '00, was the sole nominee
for the Presidency. Announcement of the
tabulation of ballots was made Friday
morning. Rear Admiral Cluverius, Tulane '95, Emmett Junge, Nebraska '26,
and O. Jake Tallman, Lafayette '24,
were re-elected. George E. Housser, McGill '06, was named as the new member
of the Council. Paul F. Cadman, former
member of the Council, refused renomination on his doctor's orders. On a
motion made by George S. Ward, Illi-
nois '10, and seconded by Barrett Herrick, the election was made unanimous.
Brother Ward, reporting as chairman
of the committee on chapter houses,
stated that 92 of the A 106 chapters
own their own homes. The average
equity in these houses is about 65 per cent.
Five chapters, owing to university restrictions or policies, are not permitted to
build. This leaves nine chapters which
could, but do not, own their own homes.
It was recommended that these nine
chapters begin working out plans to
One of the features of the final session
of the Convention (which was called to
order by President Caches five minutes
ahead of the scheduled time) was the
introduction of George S. Hammond,
who was initiated into at Ohio
Wesleyan in 1873.
The report of the committee on alumni relations, presented by Bentley Young,
president of Nu Province, pointed out
that the vital part which alumni can play
in the Fraternity.
"It would be tragic did this Fraternity,
possessed of an alumni body outstanding
in its number of men of proven execu-