The SCROLL of Phi Delta a for September,
low-members of the General Council that
we will go forward helping you as we
go with your problems. We are criticizing today in the war effort the red tape,
the confusion, the bottlenecks that exist.
It is for us to keep red tape and confusion and bottlenecks out of A
"A personal word to the undergraduates: In this moment of trial, it is for
you to bring the chapters of
through unblemished and unweakened.
It is no time for alibis; it is no time for
excuses. The boys out there on the front
can't present an alibi for defeat. Let us
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not present any in the American college
fraternity, its best as exemplified by
"Let us carry on, coming out of this
war stronger scholastically, stronger in
moral and spiritual values than when we
went in, and thus we shall demonstrate
the real purpose of the Fraternity, the
ideal of the brotherhood of man and the
fatherhood of God.
"And now, brothers, our labors together
are ended. Let us sincerely hope that
what we have done may redound to the
advantage of our beloved Fraternity."
a climax of good will. Fraternity
.spirit, and satisfaction of the intellect, the Convention Banquet on Friday evening must be marked down as the
highlight of the week. The exchange of
witticisms was like chain lightning, and
the fund of stories seemed inexhaustible;
the appeals to loyalty for our Fraternity
and our Country stirred every heart; and
the inspiring messages of the Toastmaster
and the three speakers struck home to
every person who heard them.
Group singing of Fraternity songs and
the organ music of Miss Norma Ballard
were early features of the program.
The menus of the Edgewater Beach
were memorable throughout the week
(with breakfasts as big as dinners should
be), but the banquet was
thick steaks, with all the trimmings,
were stoked away in volume.
John Tigert was at his best as Toastmaster. His wisecracks, set forth in his
rich Tennessee drawl, were inimitable;
and his counsel to his brothers, drawn
from the rich experience as a teacher,
touched them profoundly.
As a prelude to the program. Dean
Hoffman, Dickinson '02, P.P.G.C., using
the beautiful candle-lighting ceremony
in honor of the Founders, inducted
William Frederick Slater, Illinois '94,
and Judge James Herbert Wilkerson,
DePauw '89, into the Golden Legion.
Then followed the broadsides Of Sockman, Cadman, and Lewis. Men long
accustomed to hear great speakers insisted that such a program was seldom
Excerpts from the addresses follow. It
is greatly to be regretted that space does
not permit giving them in their entirety.