of Phi Delta Theta for March, 1943
arrangements for our annual dinner dance, which will
be given this year in the Gold Room of the Lafayette
Hotel. Every one in the chapter may be called into
the Army by April i, except the seniors in advanced
military who wiU be allowed to graduate. Hancock
wiU enter Medical School at the University of Louisville the latter part ot March. Veech has been elected
vice-president of Keys, sophomore E.
LOUISIANA ALPHA, TULANE
Chapter recently initiated the following: BiUy Zetzmann, Bubba Farnsworth, Kenneth Wheatley, Robert
Murphy, and Vantz Bullock. Because of the calling
ot the Army Air Corps Reserve the following brothers
have left: Stolen, Cramer, Harmon, Robinson, and
Unswoth, and Schopter is in Naval Air Corps training.
Hendricks is now serving as an instructor in the
C.P.T. Because of the uncertainty of the coming
months and the possible changes in the chapter,
a concerted effort is being made to keep the alumni
informed so that they will be in a position to take
care of the House in the event ot an emergency.
However, all this uncertainty has not duUed our
spirits, and Saturday night finds the brothers and
their dates gathered for the weekly informal party.
Tulane had its first mid-term graduation in its
history and a number of Phis were graduated. They
were Collins, MiUer, McCuUough, and Schopfer.
Because New Orleans is a large training center a
number ot Phis have been sent here and all have
been welcoined by the chapter, and we would Uke to
have any brothers who may be sent here in the
future contact C. POTTHARST, Reporter.
LOUISIANA BETA, LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Louisiana Beta started off the new year with initiation of the following: Dale Morey, Lory Frye, Fred
Stanton, Tommy Nichols, Jack Robinson, and Jack
McLaughlin. A banquet was held in honor of
Founders Day and our new members. At the banquet.
Brother Fred Stanton received the plaque for being
the Outstanding Phikeia of the year. Mid semester
exams began the latter part ot January, and Louisiana
Beta lost two members who received their
Brothers Leon Fergus and Ward Odenwald. Fergus
is awaiting orders from the Navy to begin three
months' training at Northwestern, and Odenwald is
at the Infantry Officers' Candidate School seeking his
gold bars after four years of R.O.T.C. here. Brother
Morey is coach ot L.S.U.'s basketball team, and
deserves much credit in leading his squad to the
tops in the Southeastern Conference, as he is one
ot the youngest coaches in the field of basketball.
Ellis, one of L.S.U.'s first-team goiters, is beginning
to swing the clubs again for the coming golf meets.
Mordock and Morey have recently joined the ranks
of Daggers, an Interfraternity organization. Our
undergraduate chapter hasn't sent any men as yet to
the Armed Forces but eighteen or twenty are enlisted
in Naval and Army Reserves and will probably leave
in June. A new pledge has been added to our dass:
Phikeia Bernie H. Moore, Jr. Our annual Phi Delt
formal was held on February 13, and was one of
the best dances of the year. Phi Delts and their
dates gathered at the house for a party before the
dance. Singing practices are beginning so we can
have a chance at winning the Samurai-Iijterfratemity
Sing in ALLEN, Reporter.
MAINE ALPHA, COLBY COLLEGE the second term under way, the chapter is off to a good
start. The house is full, with several members forced
to live outside. In athletics the Phis are well repre-
sented. On a strong Colby quintet are Zecker, leading
scorer for the last two years; Jaworski, center; Lewald,
guard; and Moriarity, Michaelson, and MacDonald,
freshmen who moved directly to the varsity. In the
only other winter sport at Colby, track, Bateman is
serving as captain, ably supported by Burke, distance
star, and weightmen Curtis, Howard, Alexopolis, and
Ropicki. The Pfii basketball team is currently leading
the fraternity league with four straight wins. Starters
on the dub are Hancock, Burke, Longo, Curtis, and
Howard. Initiated recently are five new men: Lewald,
Zecker, Alex, Moriarity, and Lynch. Tibbitts has left
for the Army Air Corps, and MacDonald and Lewald
expect call in that branch at any time. The chapter
has four men in the Marine Reserve, four in the
Army Enlisted Reserve, two in the Naval Air Corps,
and two in Navy V-7. A full program of winter sodal
activity was inaugurated by a joint sodal evening
with A fraternity. Sleigh parties and tea dances
are scheduled regularly. Ronald Lupton is the newlyelected president of the HOWARD, Reporter.
MARYLAND ALPHA, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND.
the R.O.T.C. playing a more important part
in our coUege lite than ever before we are proud
to announce that two ot the four battalions in our
regiment are commanded by Phis. These two commanders are Jack Mier and Anthony Nardo of the
2nd and 3rd battalions, respectively. Hdbock has
been initiated into A and now holds the office
ot vice-president. For the second consecutive year
this chapter has succeeded in capturing the interfraternity basketball title. Although hampered by an
injury to its flashy little forward, Mizell, the team
again came through, thanks to the commendable play
of Mier, Watson, Brandt, Rigby, Vredand, Barnes,
Roberts, and Budington. In varsity basketball also
we have two valuable men, Mont and Travis, the
leading scorers on the squad. Perhaps the greatest
move in the redecoration of our living room was the
addition of Venetian blinds. Even on a wartime budget this improvement was well worth the expense.
AU of the brothers were grieved to hear of the
death of Brother Richard Tryon, '44, of the United
States Marine Corps S. B. BURCH, JR., Reporter.
MASSACHUSETTS ALPHA, WILLIAMS COLLEGE
The end ot the academic year with the first midwinter graduation in the history of Williams College
on February found us with stiU the largest membership on campus. Although we regret the loss of
Brothers Gardner, Kieman, Lanier, and Nichols, we
congratulate them upon their graduation, and wish
them luck in the service. The brothers have been
very active in athletics this winter in spite ot the
greatly curtailed athletic" program. Imbrie, McKee,
McNerney, and Vogel were in wrestling; Lanier,
swimming; and all have been active in intramural
sports with Horrax and Munsie taking second and
fifth places, respectively, in the Lehman Cup meet.
With the new school year commendng on February 15,
the keynote of the athletic program will be that of
vigorous physical development for the entire student
body. Intercollegiate competition wUl be secondary
to the preparation of all WiUiams men for service
in Unde Sam's Armed Forces. There will be approximately 25 freshmen entering in February and the
rushing program will be delayed imtil June, when
a greater numbej of incoming freshmen is expected.
Until that time the 25 new students wiU board
at the various fraternities continuing operations. The
members ot the Garfield dub are now eating at the