The SCROLL of Phi Delta a for March,
Phis are not quite so numerous as in previous Congresses. In this the 78th Congress, there are two new Phis, Charles M.
LaFoUette, Wabash '20, of Indiana, and
Otis Halbert Holmes, Jr., Whitman '23,
of Washington. The others, all veterans,
are Francis E. Walter, LaFayette '16,
Robert B. Chiperfield, Knox '22, Harold
D. Cooley, North Carolina '18, and William F. Lemke, North Dakota '02.
Holding other high positions in wartime Washington are Warren Lee Pierson, California 17, President of the Export-Import Bank of Washington; Hugh
H. Bennett, North Carolina '03, Chief of
the U.S. Conservation Service; Walter G.
Campbell, Kentucky '02, head of the
Food and Drug Administration; William
E. Lee, Idaho '05, Chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission; Duncan
L. Groner, Washington and Lee '02,
Chief Justice of the United States Court
of Appeals; Fred M. Vinson, Centre '09,
an Associate Justice of the same court;
and Dexter M. Keezer, Amherst '18, Deputy Administrator of the Office of Price
Administration. On the War Production
Board, in charge of the Division on the
Paper and Pulp Industry is Arthur G.
Wakeman, Cincinnati '22.
Now as to the great part members of
A art taking in the high command
of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.
Previous issues of 'THE SCROLL have given
the history and the achievements of many
of these officers but a recapitulation may
not, now, be out of place. In the Army,
Major General Allen W. Gullion, Centre
'01, is the Provost Marshal General. We
are hoping to have an article soon concerning the new school which is being
conducted by General Gullion at the
University of Virginia for the training
of officers to take charge of Armies of
occupation to follow the expeditionary
forces in the campaigns of the war. Then
there is Major General Edward P. King,
Jr., Georgia '03, a hero of and the last
commanding officer of Bataan, who is
now a prisoner of the Japanese.
Another is Brig. Gen. Raymond G.
Moses, Colorado '13, Assistant Chief of
the General Staff; Brig. Gen. Wilton B.
Persons, Auburn '16, Chief of the Liaison
Division of the War Department; Brig.
Gen. Donald Armstrong, Columbia '09,
a ranking officer in the Bureau of Ordnance; and such field commanders as
Brig. Gen. Francis P. Hardaway, Washington (St. Louis) '09; Brig. Gen. Edwin
C. McNeil, Columbia '16; Brig. Gen.
Charles Frost Craig, Vanderbilt '19; Brig.
Gen. Royden E. Beebe, Vermont '00;
TOM CONNALLY, Texas '00
As chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee
he is one of the Senate's most powerful men.
Brig. Gen. Louis J. Fortier, Tulane '12;
Brig. Gen. Adrian St. John, Vermont
'14; Brig. Gen. Paul R. Hawley, Indiana
'12; and Brig. Gen. William A. McCain,
In the Navy we have Vice Admiral
Robert Lee Ghormley, Idaho '03; Rear
Admiral John S. McCain, Mississippi '05;
Rear Admiral Edgar Lyons Woods, Virginia '04; and several captains who are
in line for promotion to flag rank.
In the Marine Corps, the commander
of the Air Force is Major Gen. Ross E.
Rowell, Idaho '07.
This list, imposing as it is, is doubtless
very incomplete, but SCROLL will
make every effort to keep abreast with the
achievements of Phis in the war effort.