The SCROLL of Phi Delta a for March,
ten by Mr. E. W. Weimar, Jr., president
of the United States Industrial Diamond
Corporation of New York. In it was enclosed a check and a clipping from Newsweek telling of this thrilling saga of the
an arrow pointing out one of
the crew members: Ward Weimar, Dartmouth '44.
Brother Weimar entered Dartmouth
with the class of 1944, after having
prepped at Greenwich, Connecticut, high
school where he was on the hockey team
for two years. He was initiated into New
Hampshire Alpha in the fall of 1941 and
completed his sophomore year before enlisting in the Coast Guard. Due to his
yachting experience he was given the
rating of Coxswain, in which he served
aboard the CGR 30J0. His father is a
member of A.
FREDERICK CLARKE MORGAN, Lafayette
Blazes Trail to
ERVING with the official party which
planned the trip of President Roosevelt to the Casablanca Conference with
Prime Minister Winston Churchill was
Major Fred C. Morgan, Lafayette '24, of
the Army Air Coirps.
Major Morgan left Washington several
weeks before the President's party and
spent much of his time in Casablanca.
He was present in the group who met
and saw Roosevelt and Churchill on
their arrival and during their stay.
The "trail blazers" left Washington
on January 3. The group consisted of
civilian and other military and naval
personnel. Major Morgan represented
the Air Transport Command and his
function was to make certain arrangements and inspections at all stations later
to be visited by the official party en route
to the conference and return.
Stops were made at Miami, Florida;
Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico; Waller
Field, Trinidad; Belem and Natal, Brazil; Roberts Field, Liberia; Bathurst,
Gambia and Marrakuh and Casablanca,
Morocco. The trip was slightly in excess
of 20,000 miles, all by air.
Brother Morgan has been in the service only since March, 1942, when he was
commissioned a captain and was assigned
to the Intelligence division of the Air
Transport Command. He became a major in September. Previous to entering
the service he was a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, lawyer and had served as Deputy
Attorney General of the Commonwealth
from 1939 to 1942.
Phi Pilot for Britain's
WHEN Prime Minister Winston Churchill
flew to Casablanca for his historic conferences with President Roosevelt the plane
was manned by a crew under PILOT CAPTAIN
Virginia '37. This was not Captain Vanderkloot's first experience with Britain's
Prime Minister as he was also at the controls of the same plane when Mr. Churchill flew to Moscow and Cairo last August.
Brother Vanderkloot is a former TWA
pilot. He resigned in 1940 to join the ferry