Our Good Greek Neighbors
by BRAND FRENTZ, Northwestern
Experiment in Co-operative
Omicron Pi at Kansas University is now operating on a "co-operative" plan with undergraduate
members of the chapter doing most of the work
around the chapter house.
The only salaried employees of the chapter are
the housemother and cook, plus one waiter who
works for meals and two dollars a week. The
housebill was lowered from $45 a month to $35
Members of the chapter are responsible for
the care of the and so forth. They
are divided into two teams, members and pledges,
with each team taking a week's turn on house
duties. A system of "black marks" has been set
up for non-performance of duties, with a "campus" as punishment for extreme neglect. Both
members and pledges are subject to the punishment.
Interfraternity Fund the Interfraternity Conference of 1942 the establishment of the "National Interfraternity
Foundation, Inc.," was announced. This was
organized and chartered to receive contributions
for financing of desirable fraternity projects and
endowment of the National Interfraternity Conference program.
Similar foundations and trust funds are possessed by nearly all fraternities, and in recent
years several individual chapters of various fraternities have started such funds. It is recognized that existence of such an arrangement for
the wise administration of funds, on a perpetual
basis, is necessary to attract gifts of a substantial
Lambda Chi Alpha Forms Advisory
All but two of the 109 chapters of A A now
have Alumni Advisory Boards, which are being
used as a means of meeting any difficult conditions which develop as a result of the war.
A Lambda Chi Alpha Advisory Board is composed of alumni, not necessarily members of the
chapter which they advise, who live in the town
where the chapter operates, or who have easy
access to the town.
The Advisory Board, in the ultimate emergency, may maintain continuity of membership
of a chapter by the initiation and holding together of as few as two or three men, initiated
by the Board if necessary, and operating as a
club under the supervision of the Board.
Other specific problems which may occupy the
attention of the Board are: supervision and
auditing of chapter finances, the education of
chapter officers in their jobs (a rapid turnover
of officers is expected); the leasing or selling of
chapter houses; the collection of accounts and
the payment of bills.
It Works This Way many months
women's fraternity magazines have carried feature articles and pictures telling how the girls
of their various chapters haye entertained groups
of Army, Navy or Marine boys.
Now comes the Caduceus of telling how
the 2s at Massachusetts State held a party for
37 members of the WAVES. The house was
decorated nautically and each member assumed
a nautical name. The girls liked "Chief Petting
Officer" and "Anybody's Mate."
Eliminate a chapter in
any fraternity but has had difficulty in collecting
all accounts receivable. Too many chapters have
gone on the rocks, after being bled to death by
poachers eating off the boys who pay until the
merchants shut off their Carnation
Greek Names in the Franklin
D. Roosevelt is a member of A A . Vicepresident Wallace is a member of A A.
Last Train From Berlin, current best-seller,
was authored by Howard K. Smith, ATJJ. Berlin
Diary was written by William L. Shirer, E.
People Under Hitler was written by Wallace R.
Leon Henderson, A T, was succeeded as rationing chief by Prentiss M. Brown, ATA.
Paul V. McNutt, director of the Federal Security Administration and "manpower" chief, is
a member of II. Elliot Menzies Little, who is
Canada's manpower boss, is a member of rA.
Vice-Admiral John H. Towers, Commander of
the Air Force of the Pacific fleet, is a member
of A E.
Clarence D. Howe, minister of munitions and
supply in the Canadian cabinet, is a member of
Don Hutson, who set a new pro football scoring record last fall, is a member of Cecil
Isbell, A 9, of our Indiana Theta chapter, set
up most of Hutson's touchdowns by his accurate
Frank Sinkwich, chosen as the "Back of the
Year,'' is a member of A.
Ed Murrow, radio news commentator in London, was named as S's outstanding alumnus of
The editor of the Saturday Evening Post is
Ben Hibbs, E. He succeeded Wesley Winans
Stout, A n.