KAPPA PROVINCE GROUP
Left to right, standing: K. F, Blackwell, Franklin; A. E, Peltasale, Purdue; Karl. T, Nessler, Purdue;
Joe Kimmel, DePauw; Marott Sinex, DePauw; Frank Montgomery, Hanover; Paul C. Beam; Jack
Lowe, Washburn; Irwin Ward, Butler; James Tandy, Wabash; Ray E, Smith, DePauw; Leland
Ridgtuay, Wabash; James A, Bittles, DePauw, Seated are C, C, Ditmers, Franklin; Charles Jacoby,
Indiana; Maxwell V, Bailey, Butler; William Stroud, Franklin; Tom Voss, Indiana; Myron McCurry,
Jr., Franklin; James L. Murray, Butler; Lothair Manifold, Butler; William H. Dobbins, Indiana;
Jack Cushing, Hanover; J, E, Burris, Butler; Glenn Findley, Butler; William Cassaday, Purdue and
Herschell Carey, Hanover,
Kappa Province Meets in Indianapolis
By JACK GUSHING, Hanover,
RESIDENTS, treasurers and alumni
advisers of the seven Indiana chapters of Kappa province discussed fraternity problems growing out of the war at
an all-day conference in the Columbia
Club at Indianapolis on Sunday, January 31. The conference was called and
conducted by Leland H. Ridgway, Wabash '22, the province president. Immediate problems facing each chapter were
discussed in round-table fashion, and the
over-all picture of A in Indiana was
very heartening and encouraging. Participating in the discussions was Paul C.
Beam, executive secretary of the Fraternity.
Ray E. Smith, DePauw '20, who is
chairman of the state-wide alumni rush
committee, reported that approximately
100 names of rushees were gathered from
alumni in 1942 and forwarded to chapter
rush chairmen. He explained that alumni
in 72 Indiana towns and cities are acting as alumni rush chairmen in their
communities, keeping in contact, with
their respective high schools and submitting recommendations of all high
school seniors worthy of consideration by
the Fraternity. He said the alumni rush
chairmen and chapter rush chairmen are
working together in close contact, and
that the system is providing chapters
with names of good boys about whom
they would not learn otherwise.
Another DePauw alumnus, James A.
Bittles, '18, explained in detail how Indiana Zeta has leased its house to the
university so that DePauw would have
adequate housing facilities to obtain a
Navy Flight Preparatory unit. This patriotic act upon the part of the chapter.
Brother Bittles said, won hearty commendation for A from President
Wildman of the college, and others in
the college administration. The chapter,
which moved into a frame house leased
for the duration, can keep operating
even if personnel drops as low as ten.
Meantime, income from the rental is sufficient to meet all house obligations and
keep the chapter out of financial distress,
he said. DePauw is the first chapter to
lease its house for military purposes.
Brother Bittles asserted, and he offered
the benefit of Indiana Zeta's experience
to any other chapter considering such a
Chapter presidents reported the num-