of Phi Delta Theta for January,
ONE of the youngest ferry boat pilots in the
United States is 17-year-old Phikeia Bill McKay of the Franklin College chapter of A 9.
Each week-end he hurries home from his
classes to help his father operate the Ohio
river boat, due to the labor shortage. Licensed
at the age of 13, Bill is now a veteran riverman on the waters of the Ohio, having operated his father's ferry between Lamb, Ind.,
and CarroUton, Ky., for more than four years.
V-7 training. Sorensen and Wiederhold are on the
varsity basketball team. Virgil Kinnaird, '40, Army
Air Corps, was recently commissioned a captain.
Rhodes, Morrison, CaudiU, and Hall are in the Naval
Reserve. Morrison, Jackson, Smith, Caldwell, Bryant,
Spencer, Keiser, Ramey, Sorensen, B. Sullivan, Wood,
and Rue, are in the Army Reserve. AU the brothers
in the Naval Reserve and "4F" men, are planning a
banquet and dance for those in the Army Reserve
who will be leaving in February. B. Sullivan and
Frank Gilliam are on the debate team. An intramural
swimming team is being formed. A banquet in honor
of the new brothers was given before the Panhellenic dance December 17. Paul Boyd, '42, is Assistant
Professor of Chemistry here at HALL,
KENTUCKY EPSILON, UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY.
selected to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities were Walker, Hillenmeyer, and
Wilson. Through the leadership of Harris, this has
been one of nur most successful years in intramural
sports, winning titles in both football and volleyball.
Wilson and Hillenmeyer have been selected as honor
graduates In military. Hank was pledged by Scabbard
and Blade. Wright is dected vice-president of the*
Interfraternity Coundl. Phikeia Veech was initiated
into the music honorary. A lively Thanksgiving party
was given at the house during the short vacation.
Twenty-one boys completed work-week December 610, and initiation was held December 16. The annual
Christmas dance was held at the house December la;
much color was added by the decorations, which included a beautiful tree. Lieut. Bill Penick and
Aviation Cadet John Dexheimer both married in
November; Henry Hillenmeyer married Lucy Taylor
during Christmas week. Recent visitors at the house:
Lieut. Lyle Bohon, Petty Officer Buck Clay, Lieut.
Henry Hillenmeyer, and Lieut. Gene Riddell Gus
E. HANK, Reporter.
LOUISIANA BETA, LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY.
chapter has been running smoothly since
September. We held an Open House after the L.S.U.Ole Miss football game. Corporal Jim Smith and
Dr. Philip Dann, both charter members ot our chapter, visited us. A Halloween party was held the following Saturday. The house in which we had our
party was decorated with skeletons, pumpkins, etc.
We pledged two more men, Frank MacPherson and
Will Roblson. Phikeias Ralph Cornelius and Dinny
Rlcou have left school to join the armed forces.
Our baseball team was successful up to the finals,
but lost after a close and exciting game. One of our
Phikeias, Dale Morey, has been made coach of the
L.S.U. varsity basketball team. He Is said to be the
youngest basketbaU coach in the country. President
John Gordon was initiated into Samurai, an Interfraternity social organization. Many ot the high
schools in Louisiana are graduating the upper onethird of their seniors at mid-term. As a result, there
will probably be a rush week the start of the second
semester. These boys will help very much in filling
the places vacated by R.O.T.C. seniors, who will
graduate at mid-term, the first week of February.
Five hundred Army men have been stationed at
L.S.U. for a six weeks' training course. We had
initiation of new Phikeias the first week after the
Christmas GORDON, Reporter.
MANITOBA ALPHA, UNIVERSITY OF
We are sorry to report that Brother Tonkin was
captured at Dieppe where he suffered the loss of one
of his eyes. He was a Lieutenant in the Q.O.C.H.
Brother Neal, our province president, spent two days
in Winnipeg during the last part of November. He
was entertained at a banquet at the St. Charles
hotel. Another member was appointed to the alumni
war emergency committee: Brother John A. Russd,
associate professor of architecture. He is famous for
his designs of stage props and lighting effects, having
just displayed his talents in creating the lighting
effects for the university's play. Our Town. Tlvy is
busy as editor-in-chief of The Manitoban, bi-weekly
newspaper. Gruneau is managing editor. Morrison
edits Slide Rule, engineering students' journal. The
social committee of the university has been holding
successful functions this year, due mainly to MacKenzle's efforts. The chapter thanks Brother Meis for
allowing us to have our headquarters at his
DAVID P. COTTINGHAM,
MARYLAND ALPHA, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND.
November 29 and December 13, Maryland Alpha added twenty-one men to the ranks: Charles
Ruppersburger, Marshall Brandt, Boyd Waters, Florent Farley, Charles Kraus, Merton Jarboe, Robert
PerlUo, Elliott Burroughs, Louis Chacos, George
Bauer, William Parker, Franklin Koontz, Charles
KneU, WiUiam Hclbock, Walter Scheuch, Charles
Davis, Thomas Mont, Anthony Nardo, George Barnes,
Elmer Rlgby, and Webb Clayland. Brother Ochsenrelter, former president of this chapter, who Is now
in the Air Corps, spent a recent week at the chapter
house. Nearly all of the week was spent socializing
everything from an informal shower
party to a formal dance. Since the war department
issued orders that the enlisted reserves may be soon
drafted, many students on our campus and many men
associated with our fraternity may be leaving us in
the near future. However, no one knows exactly
what will eventually come of it all, and it is a matter
that time alone can settle for us S. B. BURCH, JR.,
MASSACHUSETTS ALPHA, WILLLAMS
Second semester of the accelerated program at Williams began October 19. We are proud to announce
the pledging of Daniel C. Hurlbutt, '46, Thomas F.
Ryan, '46, both of Winnetka, IU., and George Willi,
'46, of New York City, N.Y. Nichols won his letter
in football, with Kiernan, Phln, Mahoney, Hurlbutt,
and Gust playing junior-varsity football. House parties were held on November and 7, and were a
great success in spite ot curtailing expenditures.
Donald S. Kendall, '46, Caldwell, N.J., was initiated
November 18. Wozencraft was elected President of
Adelphic Union. At present wrestling, basketball, and
swimming form the nucleus of the athletic program.
Imbrie, McKee, McNerney, and Vogel are out for
wrestling; and Ford and Ward are playing basket-