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TRIBUTE TO A GREAT I
The Covert Memorial Window in its entirety. Below is shown a portion of the left panel, in which
are displayed the Seal of Hanover College and the Arms of Phi Delta Theta.
Church Honors Memory of Dr. Covert
RIBUTE to a great Christian character was paid by the First Presbyterian Church of Chicago by the dedication on March 28 of a beautiful stained
glass window in the pastor's study of that
imposing Gothic edifice.
The window memorializes
the career of William Chalmers Covert, Hanover '85,
pastor of the church from
1913 to 1924, who served
many years as general secretary of the Board of Christian Education, and, in 1935,
became Moderator of the
General Assembly of the
Presbyterian Church in the
United States of America.
Work of the Willet Studios
of Philadelphia, the window
is divided into five lancets,
portraying the outstanding
aspects of brother Covert's
varied and most purposeful
career. In the center panel, recognition is
given to his work as a preacher; the lancets to left and right of center are devoted
to his contributions to the fields of Christian Education and Hymnology; on either
flank are reproduced the
insignia of institutions in
which he was especially interested and which honored him
during his lifetime.
Of especial interest to his
brother Phis is the middle
block of the lancet at the left,
in which the seal of Hanover
College, his Alma Mater, and
the armorial bearings of
his Fraternity, are
prominently displayed. Doctor Covert was ever a loyal
Phi. As president of the original Epsilon province in 1886
he officiated at the re-installation ceremonies of Illinois
Alpha at Northwestern.