of Phi Delta a for January, 1943
tucky State College when it opened on South
Limestone street, now the location of the University. Brother Troutman and five others were
initiated by the Kentucky Alpha chapter at
Centre in 1882; the University of Kentucky was
not granted a charter in A until 1901. (See
SCROLL, January, 1941, pp. 192-193.)
DAVID WINN HILL, Mercer '82, died at his home
in Macon, Ga., October 20, after an illness of
several months. Brother Hill was born in Andersonville, Ga., but had lived most of his life
JOSEPH BYRON RUSK, Wabash
Technology '12, died at his home in Pittsburgh,
Pa., August 19. He was District Manager of the
Metal and Thermit Corporation.
March at his home in Glouster, Ohio, at the
age of 57. Although he had been in poor health
for several years he did not become critically ill
until the day before his death. At Ohio IJniversity Brother James was captain of the baseball team. He was employed in Cleveland for
several years before moving to Glouster.
Air Corps, United States Army, died of injuries
received in service, November 15, 1942, at
Omaha, Neb. Brother McCullough served in
World War I, and after a short time out of the
service, re-entered the Air Corps in 1919 as his
life work. He was retired in 1934 as a result of
injuries received in an accident at Lakehurst,
but was recalled to active duty in 1941.
Brother McCullough, better known as "George
Morgue," will long be remembered by his many
friends in A for his unfailing good humor,
his pungent wit, and his great affection for the
younger members of the fraternity. The many
members of Nebraska Alpha and Minnesota
Alpha who saw his attention to the Phikeias of
these chapters will never forget the kindly assistance he gave them.
LIEUT. MURPHY, DePauw '43, was one of
three members of the crew of a twin-engined
bomber who died in a crash near Greencastle,
Ind., September 20. men were members of
a bombardment squadron stationed at Baer
Field, Fort Wayne, and were on a routine training flight when the fatal accident occurred.
Brother Murphy left DePauw, where he was active in fraternity work and athletics, after two
years! study to enlist in the Army Air Forces.
He had returned to the Indiana Zeta chapter
house for a visit shortly before his death.
HOWARD NOBLE BALL, Wabash '95, probation offi-
cer in the Indianapolis municipal court for the
last twelve years, died October 18. He was a
cousin of Dr. Thomas Z. Ball, Wabash '92, Crawfordsville, Ind., physician.
killed in action in the service of his country at
Dutch Harbor, June 3, 1942. Brother Coultas
was formerly employed by the Chemical Laboratories of the Presitites Engineering Co., St. Louis.
In addition to Westminster where he was an outstanding Phi, he attended Harris Teachers College and Washington University.
in action while serving on the U.S.S. Laffee
somewhere in the Pacific. Joe, whose home is in
St. Louis, Mo., was captain of the 1940 Northwestern track team, and according to Frank Hill,
the track coach, was, "not only the leading
hurdler in the conference but also an outstanding Northwestern student. His excellent scholarship and pleasant personality won for him many
friends while he attended the university." Joe
received his naval training in the Naval R.O.T.C.
at the university and commanded the battalion
in his senior year. Because of his excellent record in the Navy and the engineering school
EDGAR EVERETT SULLIVAN, Centre '43, Taylorsville,
Ky., died in a plane crash in Atlantic City, N.J.,
August 25, 1942.
CHARLES DUNCAN ROSE, Oregon State '21, died
October 10 in Boise, Idaho. When a student at
Oregon State Brother Rose played football and
basketball, and was captain of the track team.
IN COELO QUIES EST
SAMUEL JOHN COULTAS, JR., Westminster
ALFRED HINTON JAMES, Ohio University '08, died
CAPT. ROGER SHAW MCCULLOUGH, Nebraska '14,
JOSEPH WARREN FINCH, Northwestern
'02, died at St.
Vincent's hospital, Indianapolis, Ind., October
18, of injuries sustained in a parking lot accident
at Indianapolis, October 8. Brother Rusk had
been associated with the Louisville Cement Company for the last several year. He was 63.
HARRY THURMAN THOMPSON, Georgia School of
he was sent to Annapolis for further training
in radio communications. Upon his graduation
from there in November, 1941, he was sent to
San Francisco to await his new ship the U.S.S.
Laffee. While Brother Finch was at Northwestern he exemplified the ideal fraternity man.
One of the things we remember most about Joe
is a statement he made one day in his quiet
and unassuming way: "Hitler won't make a just
peace; we COLLINS, Reporter,