of Phi Delta Theta for March, 1943
Phis at Southwestern. Standing: Sanford and Carter;
seated: Lundblad, Cundiff, and Terry,
eleven new members on January 23: Dan Buntin,
Wade Craig, William Earthman, Bernard Evers, Jack
Gibson, Samuel Howell, Edwin Jessup, Dan Summitt,
William Tate, William Warner, and Frank Dbnelson.
This increases our total number ot freshman brothers
to nineteen. Three men have been elected to K:
Coupery Shands, William Cate, and Walter Robinson.
Brother Shands has the second highest scholastic
average in the class of '43 at Vanderbilt, making him
vice-president ot the local chapter. Sims has
recently been elected a member of Ace club, honorary
for freshmen, and Cowen and Harsh are new members
of the Sophomore honorary. Owl Tennessee Alpha placed second in the intramural wrestling tournament. This increases the margin of our first place
position in the race for intramural champion ot the
campus. Jessup was crowned champion ot the 165-lb.
division. Three others, O'Neal, Cowen, and Harsh,
reached the finals, but were defeated in close matches.
Practically all members of the freshman dass and
many of the sophomore class fall into the eighteennineteen year old group, the total being 34. Five are
in V-5, twelve are in V-i, two are in the Marine
Reserve, three are in the Army Enlisted Reserve, and
twelve are not in any reserve
OSCAR BURRIS, JR.,
TENNESSEE BETA, UNIVERSITY OF -THE SOUTH
The Phis finished one of the best semesters in the
history of the chapter even with a greatly depleted
membership and with promises ot further losses to
the services. Charles Juhan, George Gillespie and
Wallace Wilson have entered the army as second
lieutenants and aviation cadet, respectively. midyear graduation we have lost John Yochem, K,
OAK, president of Blue Key, editor ot Cap and Gown,
member of club and past chapter president; Frank
Greer, president of German club, president of Honor
Council, OAK, Blue Key, and past chapter president;
David Lockhart, Blue Key and club; Claude Cunningham, Purple staff; and Arthur Major. president ot our chapter is Jack Wetzel who is a member
of A K, Blue Key and a Proctor. Westfeldt Is secretary of the German club. Cracraft is on the Honor
Coundl. We have had a very successful year in ath-
letics. Phi football team won the championship.
The same Phi basketball team that won the cup last
year has gone undefeated so far this season and
promises to come through with the championship.
Platter won the squash trophy unchallenged. Our
pledges have been contributing much both athletically
and scholastically. All our pledges except two are
being CATE, Reporter,
TEXAS BETA, UNIVERSITY OF the
beginning of the second semester, the Phis renewed
their efforts with redoubled energy to recapture the
scholarship trophy which they relinquished last year.
As spring approaches active interest and participation
toward the coveted Gaynonn Memorial Trophy waxes
enthusiastic. Howard, with his usual bonus of twelve
points, is off to a flying start and now has a comfortable margin over last year's champion, Gilbough,
his nearest competitor. award will be presented
at the Fish Fry held annually at Barton Springs.
Phis now are holding the lead in intramurals with a
good margin over their nearest rivals. Guest speaker
at the weekly faculty entertainment program was
Turmoyle Dennie whose topic, "Rationing and the
College Student" was most appropriate. Gannon, Wilson, and Wells have been inducted into the services.
Six brothers were among those newly initiated into
Falta Omicron, local service organization. usual
impressive initiation ceremony is being planned for
the Phikeias. One of our most talented Phikeias, Bob
Baker, appeared recently in the sax section of the
Levine Modernaires. In the last varsity intra-squad
debate Brothers Lettwich and Russell argued to a
draw. Russell has again been nominated in the runoff for the University's most handsome athlete
TEXAS GAMMA, SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSTTY
initiation ceremony was performed for John Nelson,
Russell Score, Downs Matthews, Charles Stephenson,
Percy Bingham, and Mark Everett February 11, with
Lieut. J. Lloyd Carter present to assist. midseason rushing program was limited, but netted for us
Louis Pittcock. We are contending for the title in
intramural basketball, with only two games remaining
unplayed. Brother Everett is high point man in the
entire league, with an average of 16 points a game.
The calling of the Air Corps Reserves took Brother
Lundblad and Phikeia Riley. Of the thirteen initiates remaining, three are in the Naval Reserve, two
are in the ERC, four are due to be drafted, and four
are deferred tor the duration for physical deficiencies,
or Ministerial studies. One of the remaining four
pledges is in the ERC, the others being deferred.
Our chapter probably will be well fixed for men tor
the duration, from all appearances. A ranch party was
held on the spacious lawn bordering the house, with
costumes, food, and entertainment predominantly
Westem. Brother J. Lloyd Carter, '44, was commissioned in the Infantry at Fort Benning, Ga., and will
be stationed near enough to Southwestern to be fairly
active in the chapter's work BILL TERRY, Reporter,
TEXAS DELTA, SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY.
rush week having just been completed,
Texas Delta announces the pledging of Fred Bolanz,
Jimmie Long, Bob Phelps, Jack Vaughan, BiU Wells,
Fairfax Brennaman, John Kittrell, and Bill Hilliard.
The brothers deserve credit for their fine spirit of
co-operation and energy which gained A one ot
the largest pledge dasses on the campus. Two of our
Phikeias, Embrey and Harrison, made 2, freshman scholastic honorary. Crook, Ware, Watkin, and