The SCROLL of Phi Delta Theta for March,
Santee, Union '16, was from West Englewood,
N.J. In addition to his father he is survived by
his mother and sister. During his time with us
he was the most popular and outstanding member of the chapter. He had served as secretary,
treasurer, and reporter for New York Beta. Paul
was an outstanding campus figure also. He served
two terms on Student Council and was elected to
Garnet Key, honorary junior society at Union.
For two years he was the undefeated college
boxiiig champion in the 145-lb. weight class. He
earned freshman, numerals in football, basketball, and lacrosse, and varsity awards in basketball, swimming, and lacrosse.
Brother Santee was the first undergraduate
member of New York Beta to join the colors.
Now his-Js the first gold star on our chapter's
service JESSEN, Reporter, New
PROF. ROBERT HAROLD GRAY EDMONDS,
LT. FRANK C. DEHAVEN, JR.
'15, a member of the faculty of the school of
mechanical engineering at the University of
Washington, died October 4. Although Brother
Edmonds had been in failing health for a year,
his death came suddenly in British Columbia
where he had gone for a rest.
at Miami Beach, Fla., on August 6, 1942. Five
days later he was married to Miss Doris Margaret
Alt, Chicago. He was transferred to a New York
embarkation center on September and served
in North Africa until his death.
Details of the crash were not released immediately by the War Department, although the
notification received by relatives indicated that
fourteen persons were killed, seven aboard each
bomber, when the two planes crashed above an
airfield shortly before completing a military mission.
Lt. DeHaven was initiated into '!> A by the
Illinois Alpha chapter at Northwestern in 1937.
A year later he transferred to Franklin where he
starred at end on the football team, was the
chapter's 1939 candidate for Junior Prom chairman, and a member- of International Relations
club. He led the Phi Delts to their fifth and
sixth consecutive intramural championships.
The War Department announced that military
funeral services and burial were held in a North
African cemetery, overlooking the Mediterranean
RHODES, JR., Franklin '42.
JOHN BURGESS RUSSELL, Iowa Wesleyan '41, a pri-
vate in the Army, died of scarlet fever recently
at Fort Francis E. Warren, Wyo. Brother Russell
was known as "J.B." to his brothers in the Iowa
Alpha chapter, and the affection they hold for
him is best seen in a statement by Robert Wustrow, president of the chapter (during the two
years John was in school. He writes "J.B. was
one of the finest men and one of the hardest
workers in the chapter. He was one of the most
loyal and sincere Phis I have ever known."
LIEUT. WALTER ROBERT HOWARD, North Carolina
'41, Army Air Corps, lost his life recently in a
plane crash in Panama. He was third member
of North Carolina Beta chapter to die in this
war. Lieutenant Howard enlisted in the Air
Corps in June, and his progress was rapid. After,
going through the briefest regular training he
received his wings and his commission. At North
Carolina he was held in high esteem, both in
the chapter and in the University. One of his
brothers who survives him is Richard Wilson
Howard, North Carolina '38.
PAUL BRITTON SANTEE, Union '42, a second lieu-
WILLIAM HAVER COOL, Ohio Wesleyan '11, died
tenant in Army Air Corps, was killed in a plane
crash, Marianna Field, Fla., January 10. Serving as an instructor of advanced flying, he had
taken up a cadet to relieve an overworked
brother instructor. Brother Santee was off duty
at the time and undertook the assignment for
his friend. He had been commissioned September 6, 1942. He was 23 years oldi'
Lieutenant Santee, the son of Brother Howard
at Urbana, Ohio, June 13, at the age of 56. A
former resident of Cleveland, Brother Cool had
beeii prominent in Ohio banking and investment
fields for many years. Four years ago, following a
seventeen-year career in Cleveland, he had returned to Urbana, his native city, to be vicepresident of the Safety Grinding Wheel and Machine Company, and to take an executive post
with the Springfield Society Savings Bank.