CoL. RICHARD HUNTINGTON KIMBALL, Texas '03,
prominent Chattanooga, Tenn., businessman,
who was recalled from retirement in 1941 to become commander of the reception center at Fort
Oglethorpe, died unexpectedly at his home October 31.
Colonel Kimball had a distinguished career
in the army before his retirement in 1922, at
which time he became associated with the Volunteer State Life Insurance Company, Chattanooga. He served as president of the organization from 1934 to 1939.
In the War Brother Kimball was decorated with the Distinguished Service Medal, and
was in charge of mobilization of drafted forces.
He was generally credited by staff ofiicers in
Washington with being the man most responsible
for mobilizing the draftees and getting them
He was most active in Chattanooga civic affairs.
of his health and lived temporarily in Arizona.
Upon his return to Champaign he managed his
many farms and devoted a great part of his time
to community efforts, serving as mayor of Champaign for many years. He was always active in
all efforts to improve the community in which
he lived and has been so aptly said, "He was
the most public spirited citizen I have ever
Brother Swigert helped organize the local society which became Illinois Eta in 1893 and
throughout his life was always a most helpful
and enthusiastic supporter of our Illinois chapter. His passing will be mourned by every member and alumnus of the chapter to whom he
was personally known and loved. Never when
he was requested to aid the chapter did he fail
to respond and throughout his many years of
close association with the chapter he has been
more helpful than any other man. Illinois Eta
has indeed lost a true WARD,
SIDNEY KENNETH COOKE, Kansas '08, died De-
cember a8 from a heart ailment, at Trinity
Lutheran hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Brother
Cooke, 56 at the time of his death, was vicepresident of the Columbia National Bank in
Kansas City, a position he had held for many
years. His entire career was devoted to banking,
and during the course of it he organized and
operated three successful institutions.
In 1909, a year after his graduation from
Kansas University, he came to Kansas City and
organized the Manufacturers Mechanics Bank
in the Sheffield district of the city. He operated
this bank until 1917 when he organized the Central Exchange Bank. A brother, Chester Cooke,
Kansas '05, is president of the Sheffield institution, second oldest bank in Kansas City.
In 1919 Brother Cooke sold his interest in the
Central Exchange Bank, and with another
brother, Thornton Cooke, Kansas '93, organzed
the Columbia National bank. Thornton Cooke
is president of Columbia National.
Brother Cooke was a member of the Bankers
club of Kansas City, the Missouri Bankers Association, and the American Bankers Association.
RUSSELL KING, Indiana '89, former secretary to
Charles W. Fairbanks when he was United States
Senator and later vice president, died recently
at Indianapolis, Ind., at 73. Brother King was
born in Des Moines, Iowa, May 21, 1868. He
was graduated from Indianapolis high school in
1886 and Indiana University in 1889, having
served as valedictorian of both his high school
and university classes. During his association
with Mr. Fairbanks Brother King spent more
than ten years in Washington. In 1910 he entered the coffee business with his brother in
Indianapolis. He was secretary-treasurer of the
King Koffee Kompany, Inc., until his retirement in 1928. Among his survivors are a brother,
Hoyt King, Indiana '92, Wilmette, 111., and a
grandson, Lucien King, Jr., Indiana '37, Indianapolis.
EDWIN STANTON SWIGERT, Lombard
away at his home in Champaign, 111., just before
Christmas. His death occurred just after he had
celebrated his eighty-first birthday. Brother
Swigert was a most loyal Phi. After his graduation from Lombard College he lived in Champaign where in his early life he was engaged
in the banking business as manager of Joseph
Swigert Sons. In 1896 he became vice president
of the Citizens Bank of Champaign. In 1903
he retired from the banking business because
"Unde Neal" of Detroit radio fame, died December 14. The" story of Brother Tomy's immense popularity among countless Detroit children, and in radio and newspaper circles is best
told in the story announcing his death in the
Detroit Free Press.
"A lifetime of service to children and to his
community came to an end Monday morning for
Uncle Neal Tomy, veteran radio personality and
"Uncle Neal's real name was Cornelius D.
Tomy, but nobody who ever had the good fortune to shake his hand ever called him anything
but Uncle Neal.
"Uncle Neal Tomy was without question Detroit's best known radio character. His voice