The SCROLL of Phi Delta a for March, 1943
ertson clan and of their way of life. In between,
in 1941, he wrote Saw England vdth the sound
of German bombs still bursting in his ears. This
book, written from notes and diaries jotted down
during his service in Britain, received a very
favorable press notice. During his career he also
contributed articles to Asia, Travel, Scribner's,
Current History, and other magazines.
He is survived by his father and two sisters.
THANOS DEMETRIOS SKOURAS, Amherst
PERCIVAL STEWART HEINTZELMAN, Gettysburg
died aged 6i at his home in Chambersburg, Pa.,
following an illness of several years with a heart
condition. A native of Fayetteville, Pa., Brother
Heintzelman had a distinguished career of 37
years in the United States diplomatic service.
Following his graduation from Gettysburg and a
post graduate course at the University of Pennsylvania he launched his long careex as a viceconsul at Pekin, China. For many years following
he served in a number of Chinese cities.
last position he held there was that of American
consul-general at Hankow. In 1924 he was transferred to Winnipeg, Canada, where he was American consul-general for thirteen years until his
retirement in 1937.
and Tribune, who wanted to establish a chapter
of A there. They picked their men and on
March 27, 1882, the charter members were initiated in the old St. James Hotel in Iowa City.
Brother George kept in contact with the chapter all his life. chapter has his picture taken
at the time of his initiation and another taken
of him in later hfe. Framed with the earlier
picture are the blue and white ribbons he wore
at the time he was initiated. -He has also given
the chapter a pin belonging to another of the
been executed by the Nazi conquerors in Athens,
Greece, for activities working toward the freeing
of his subjugated Greek people. Word of his
arrest and subsequent death at the hands of the
Gestapo was received by his uncle, George P.
Skouras, president of the Skouras Theaters Corp.,
New York. Brother Skouras was 28 and head of
the Skouras Film Co. in the Greek capital. He
was a producer and distributor, and operated a
group of theaters in Athens which specialized in
showing American films.
At Amherst Brother Skouras was a member of
BK, and a loyal, devoted, and generous member of Massachusetts Beta chapter. His last trip
to this country was made by clipper in the
summer of 1939 that he might attend Amherst's
reunion. He had received a law degree at Yale
University, and had served as vice chairman of
the committee to represent Greece at the Worlds
Fair in 1939.
Two other uncles in this country survive him.
They are Sypros P. Skouras, president of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., and national president of Greek War Relief Association, and
Charles P. Skouras, president of National Theaters Corp.
WILLIAM GEORGE, Iowa '84
Founder, charter member of Iowa Beta.
charter members which is used as a president's
pin, and a picture of Lewis William Ross, Miami
'52, Chancellor of the College of Law at Iowa
at the time the chapter was organized and who
acted as adviser to the charter members.
Brother George had a long and distinguished
career in local and state legal and financial circles. was a past president of the Illinois
Bankers' Association, and had retired ten years
ago as president of the Second National Bank of
Aurora. Before his retirement he held office as a
member of the executive committee of the American Bankers Association. He was an extensive
landowner and one of the founders of the Mooseheart Orphanage near Aurora.
JUDGfi MARCUS WAYLAND BECK, Georgia '81, for
WILUAM GEORGE, Iowa '84, a founder and char32 years a member of the Georgia 'Supreme
ter member of the University of Iowa chapter,
Court, died in Milledgeville, Ga., on January 21,
died at his home in Aurora. 111., January ai, at
after a brief illness, at the age of 81. Brother
the age of 8i.
Beck retained a life-long interest in the FraterWhile a student at the university he was ap- nity, and is remembered by many for the inspiring talk he gave at the first Regional Conference
proached by Gardner Cowles, Iowa Wesleyan
'88, now publisher of the Des Moines Register at Atlanta.