"E.T.O. Chapter" Organized
LOQUENT testimony to the high
regard in which A is held by
our brothers in the far-flung battle lines
is seen in a series of letters received at
General Headquarters since February 2,
mailed from Headquarters, Services of
Supply, European Theater of Operations,
United States Army, APO 871:
"At a meeting last night of Phis at
this headquarters, the following asked me
to transmit to you their alumni dues for
the current year: Brig. Gen. P. R. Hawley, Indiana '12; Lieut. Col. A. M. Brurribaugh, Kansas '27; Lieut. Col. J. B.
Brown, Missouri '21; Major J. H. Reynolds, Purdue '33; Capt. E. W. McCall,
Auburn '34; Capt. George Shirk, Oklahoma '34; Capt. E. T. Tebow, Kansas
'26; Capt. J. T. Hays, Wabash '35; Capt.
J. H. Simpson, Lieut. R. B.
Law, Georgia '37; Lieut. Morris Bryan,
Georgia Tech '41; and Lieut Maurice
Brooks, Sewanee '27.
"The damp and dreary English climate didn't dampen the spirits of these
twelve loyal Phi Delts on the night of
February 1, 1943. The occasion was an
excellent dinner party given by Brigadier
General Paul R. Hawley, known for the
evening again as the champion oboe
player from Indiana University.
"Brothers Brumbaugh, Shirk, Brooks,
and Bryan first discovered that there
were Phis present at Headquarters, and
when Gen. Hawley was approached with
the idea of a Phi Delt get-together, plans
really began to take shape. The dinner party was a huge success pork
chops, French fried potatoes, and all the
trimmings that make a dinner complete.
It seemed as if we were back home enjoying a real American dinner, rather than
in the heart of England. Before dinner
was half over everyone had discovered
that, as a story teller. Brother Hawley
has few equals. His stories of college days
were really rare, and if ever an ardent
Phi existed he is the man.
"Needless to say, before the party was
over plans were made for bigger and better the 'E.T.O. chap-
ter' of A challenges all other oversea
Phis to look around for brothers and try
the same thing we did. Thi Delt Bungalow' and 'O! tell me Why' will nevej"
sound better and the grip will never be
warmer. The twelve of us were never
more convinced of what a grand old Fraternity we really have."
These letters were signed by Capt.
Shirk and Lieut. Bryan as "reporters"
for this splendid unit of Phis, who refer
to themselves as the "most active alumni
group in existence." Founders Day was
celebrated on March 15, and in his last
letter Capt. Shirk says: "We have added
several to our group since last one enlisted man."
A I DELT IN ENGLAND
Front row, left to right: Reynolds, Brumbaugh, Hawley, Brown, Hays.
Second row: Law, Bryan, Tebow, Simpson, Shirk, McCall.