The SCROLL of Phi Delta Theta for January,
exert an exact and complete pressure at every
point of surface.
the plastic plywood is formed on the
molds, and the heat seals all bonds. It is all done
in one operation.'"
HAROLD LECLAIR ICKES, Chicago '97, Secretary of
the Interior and Petroleum Coordinator, was the
man originally slated by President Roosevelt to
take over the job of Manpower Commissioner,
according to Time, December 14. Brother Ickes
preferred to retain his present offices, however,
and carry on the work he has handled so capably. His decision was lauded by Chairman William R. Boyd, Jr., of the Petroleum Industry
War Council, who said, "[This] is deeply gratifying to me personally and I am sure that it will be
to every oil man in the country."
learned recently "the difference between what is
vulgarly known as the strip tease, as exemplified
so delightfully by Miss Gypsy Rose Lee and
others, and the type ot dancing which the raisedeyebrow set calls exotic. ."
The explaining was done in Bucks County
Criminal Court by the proprietor of a hotel,
"who, with six co-defendants, pleaded guilty to
charges that some of the things that went on
and came off at the night club were not according to law."
'What,-' asked [Brother] Judge Keller, a
bachelor who stays home nights and reads law,
'is the difference between a strip tease and an
'The only difference,' it was replied, 'is that
the strip tease is a dance with tails, or feathers,
or bubbles, or blown-up balloons, which they
shake vigorously, but do not take off.'
'An exotic dance,' the expert continued, 'is
a dance that has more strip than a strip tease,
and practically no tease at all.'
"The Judge sighed, 'Four months in the
county jail or I400 and costs,' he said.
From the Philadelphia Enquirer.
EUGENE WILLIAMS STETSON, Mercer 'oi, is serv-
ing as vice president of the 1943 Red Cross War
Fund of Greater New York. He will act also as
chairman of the commerce and industry division
of the campaign which opens March i.
"The Red Cross War Fund is particularly fortunate in being able to enlist Mr. Stetson, who
is an outstanding organizer and leader," said
C. M. Chester, general chairman of the Fund, in
announcing the appointment on November 8.
Brother Stetson is president of the Guaranty
Trust Company of New York. He entered banking circles in 1901, and served as vice president
of the same organization for twenty-five years
prior to his elevation to the presidency in January, 1941.
GEORGE K. SHAFFER, Chicago '16
Crack newspaper man,
GEORGE KURTZ SHAFFER, Chicago '16, was, until
recently, with the Chicago Sun in this newspaper's Los Angeles Bureau. Brother Shaffer, for
many years a crack newspaper man, was formerly Los Angeles representative tor the Chicago
"Tribune for which he did straight news and
sports reporting, feature writing, and Hollywood.
Brother Shaffer has been asked by the new editor
of SCROLL to resume his place on the journal's Editorial Board. In the past he has written
many lead articles for SCROLL, and has sent
in innumerable items regarding Phis in the public eye.
RAYMOND KNEAS STRITZINGER, Lehigh
elected president of the Baking
Company on December 21. An executive of Continental since its organization in 1925, Brother
Stritzinger has served as director ot operations
of the company for the last eight years. He assumed his duties as president January 1.
RICHARD WILLIAM SLOCUM, Swarthmore '22, gen-
eral manager of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, acted as national chairman ot the Newspapers' United Scrap Metal Drive which did
such outstanding work during October in arousing the nation to the need for all kinds of scrap
metal. Near the end of the campaign Slocum's
home state of Pennsylvania was leading the
country with nearly 500,000 tons collected.
Brother Slocum is active in A affairs in the
Philadelphia area, and has served several terms
on the board of directors of the Philadelphia