The SCROLL of Phi Delta a for January, 1943
ball; Lanier is again on the swimming team. The
administration ot the college has announced that
600 Navy Cadets will be stationed at Williams in
February to receive instruction in the sciences and
various phases of their preliminary training.
problem of housing these cadets has not been definitely solved, but decreased enroUment is expected to
provide adequate space. Many of the fraternities are
expecting such a decrease that they may be unable
to remain open after February. Phis, however,
numbering forty-five, and possessing the largest membership on campus, expect to continue operations and
have a successful year ROBERT J. DAVIS, Reporter.
On November 13 the following men were initiated:
WiUiam Abberger, WiUiam Anderson, William Branaman, David Ferry, John Hosmer, John Lynen, Donald May, WiUiam Stoler, Eric Teel, Nat Thayer, Ted
Tristan, Wesley Washbum, Cameron Wehringer,
Fred Willis, and Louis Zelle. The chapter is maintaining its excellent scholastic standing with Doc
Ewen being dected to "I" K. Doc is now serving as
an Instructor in astronomy and physics for the Civilian
Pilot Training Unit stationed at Amherst. Donati won
a letter and a gold soccerball for his play on the team.
Seigrlst won a football letter. Both of these teams
were undefeated and won the Little Three championships. Sproul won numerals in freshman football.
Price, program manager of football, won his managerial letter and also was the recipient ot a souvenir
gold football. House President BiU Clarke is Amherst's
leading breaststroke swimmer on its N.E.I, championship team. House basketball star Bud Jayne is
an associate editor of the Amherst Studerlt, Longley
is playing the lead in the latest Masquers production
while Jones is in charge ot lighting. Fitzgerald is
assistant manager of swimming while Butts is out for
the winter sports Track manager Al
Klippel has received an Ensign's commission and is
leaving tor med school in February. On December 11
Dean Sprague presented a brilliant piano recital in
College Hall. Frank McDonald left several weeks ago
for service with the Naval Air Corps. Work has been
started in preparation for the next rushing season
which comes in February BOB MACINNIS, Reporter.
MASSACHUSETTS GAMMA, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
On December 18, the fol-
lowing men were initiated: Lewis McKee, William
Coombs, Jr., Robert Luce, John Sutherland, Francis
Cassidy, John Logan, Albert Kriek, Harold Thorkilson, Ralph Olsen, Douglas Doty, and Manfred Wentzd. announcement ot the new Army-Navy plans
came out just before initiation, and it seems that
most of these new men will be lost early next term.
As in the case with many chapters, the future of
Massachusetts Gamma is, in many respects, uncertain.
The school is to be partially taken over by the government for technical training under the new plans,
but we have been told that we should plan to keep
the house running either as a fraternity or as a combination fraternity-boarding house until June. At this
time it is possible that the house will be taken over
by the school to be used for housing the military personnel who will be studying at the Institute. The
financial structure of the chapter is sound. We hope
that the several older Phis, graduates ot the last couple ot years, who are workihg tor the government at
the Institute will manage to keep the chapter alive
during the war years so that the rebuilding after
the war will at least have a starting point. In our
last SCROLL letter we promised news for the alumni.
but in view of the above developments bearing on
the future of the chapter, we have postponed the
alumni news until next time P. MANGER, Reporter.
MICHIGAN ALPHA, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Twenty-five men were pledged to Michigan Alpha
October 15. They are Francis Bade, Jr., Robert E.
BeU, Bliss Bowman, Max A. Brown, WiUiam L. Culligan, Robert H. Davey, Haworth Gilardy, Richard
M. GUlett, Hugh G. Hanson, James H. HUl, James R.
Kirk, Maurice Laine, Art C. Markendorf, Robert G.
Parker, E. Q. and Roger B. Smith, Seth J. Steiner,
Jr., Robert J. Wallace, Clarence F. Webb, William
D. Wenzlau, George E. Wetterau, Robert G. Wilson,
Ernest L. Leonardi, John Greene, WUliam MacConnachle. The chapter had a formal dance for the new
Phikeias on November 15, and a Christmas Formal
was held December 12. Both of the dances were at
the chapter house. Brother Al Wistert has been
named All-American tackle by every sports writer in
the country and received the trophy for being the
outstanding lineman of the year from the Chicago
Wailing Wall Club. Four other Phis also made their
varsity letters for football, Amstutz, Chappuis, Wise,
and Kolesar. The annual footbaU game between the
A and our chapter was held at homecoming this
year; we defeated them in a real game, 13-0, regaining the Little Brown Jug. President Bunny Crawford is the founder and president of the Wolverines, a pep organization with the purpose of furthering school spirit. draft isn't hitting us too
hard as yet. Eight of the brothers have been called
into service, while in the chapter we have three men
enlisted in the Naval Civilian Pilot Training course.
The rest of the chapter is divided rather evenly between the Army and Navy enlisted reserves
Handicap No Hindrance
A REMARKABLE Phi is Carson Seavey, Rollins
'43. In spite of the handicap of blindness
Brother Seavey, is an honor student and will
graduate in August after completing four years'
work in three. His constant companion on the
campus and in the dassroom is his Seeing
Eye dog, Faye.
In his freshman year Brother Seavey took
second place in the Southeastern Oratorical
contest in which thirty-seven colleges were
represented, and later he won first place in
oratory in a contest with representatives from
fifty colleges and universities east ot the Mississippi. He lives in the fraternity house, plays
cards expertly, dances well, swims by sound
instead of sight, and goes canoeing on Lake
Virginia. He is taking the pre-law course at
It is noteworthy that Brother Seavey wears
the pin which formerly belonged to Charles
Pratt Graham, Dartmouth '99, who died soon
after graduation. The pin was presented to
Seavey by Edwin Osgood Grover ot Rollins
CoUege, brother-in-law of the original owner,
and himsdt a member of A 's Golden Legion, having been initiated by New Hampshire
Alpha 52 years ago.