Our Good Greek Neighbors
by BRAND FRENTZ, Northwestern
Was it unique rushing technique of 1942 was developed by the AE chapter at the University of Idaho. They hypnotize.
Three psychology majors in the chapter gave
frequent exhibitions of their "art," according to
The Record of A
Fraternities may lose chapter December 15 Controller R. B. Stewart of Purdue
University appeared before the presidents and
chapter advisers of the 35 Purdue fraternities,
advising Purdue fraternities to plan now to
double up, or triple or quadruple up, in the
few Purdue chapter houses which will not be
taken over by the U. S. Army.
Controller Stewart, who recently completed
his term as national president of A P, requested fraternities to prepare floor plans of
their houses for submission to the University.
Although the Army will occupy the houses, it
was explained that Purdue University will act
as a middleman. Contracts would be signed between individual fraternities and Purdue; while
the Army makes a blanket contract with Purdue
for the housing and feeding of a certain large
number of men.
The plan as presented by Stewart is part of the
nation-wide educational program announced by
the Army on December 17. Between 200 and
300 colleges throughout the country will be
used. The Army will send selected men to the
institutions, where they will get education in
Due to the fact that the U. S. Navy has
already taken over most of the Purdue dormitories, fraternity houses are the only existing
means of housing any Army men sent to Purdue
under the new program.
For crippled A, throughout the
past 21 years, has forwarded great amounts of
cash to the Crippled Children's Home, Richmond, Va. Starting in 1921, the sorority contributed $1,200 each year for the support of
two children in the hospital. Since 1931, five
children have been supported, at an annual
cost of 13,000.
In addition, A has made many other contributions to the hospital. In 1928 the sorority
equipped a gymnasium, and in 1929 a dental
clinic. In 1937 a gift of $1,000 for a new tubercular unit was made. During each of the past
three years the sorority has made a special gift
of $500 to the hospital.
The funds for this philanthropy are mainly
received through the sale of A Christmas seals.
Use of the seals on Christmas mail is a cherished tradition among members of the sorority.
In addition, voluntary pledges and gifts are received from chapters, alumnse associations, and
In Policy committee of the National Interfraternity Conference reports that
$100,000,000 are invested in fraternity property;
1,000,000 men are members of fraternities; and
at least 100,000 are in the armed forces ot the
Fraternity headline of the
WILL YOUR PIN MEAN IN 2007 A.D.?"from The Crescent of B. The story under
the head told of a woman who had been a
member of for 65 years.
Still BK.-When merged with BK last
year, the parent chapter of BK, at Hamline University, became Beta Kappa chapter of 9X.
Chapters of are named by the Greek alphabet in order of their founding (Alpha chapter.
Beta chapter, Alpha Alpha chapter, Alpha Beta
chapter, Beta Alpha chapter, Beta Beta chapter). The merger added approximately 20 chapters to X, and has been exceeded in extent only
by the merger of A A and N, which took
place in 1939 adding 28 chapters to AX A's
Bull for rent.-T. E. Milliman, A the
owner of a dairy farm in New York state, rents
bulls to dairymen in his state. He keeps between
40 and 50 bulls leased out among the dairy
herds of New York.
Harmonize B. Staab,
has recently been elected national president of
the "Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in
America." He says, "This Barber Shop Society
is the King Pin. Hitting a diminished seventh
on the nose in combination with other spine
tingling chords in a glorious 'swipe' at the end of
one of those good old songs is a thrill that many
men could enjoy if they would join this venerable and worthy organization."