The SCROLL of Phi Delta Theta for May, 1943
MAJOR CARROLL BREWSTER RHOADS, Pennsylvania
'12, prominent Philadelphia attorney, was one of
the leaders in the organization of the newlycreated Women's Reserve of the Marine Corps,
and is now assistant to the director of the Division of Reserve.
Brother Rhoads has stated that it is the hope
of the Division of Reserve to enlist 18,000 women
Marines and 1,000 officers by June, 1944, so that
a corresponding number of fighting men may be
released for duty in the field.
The procurement of the officers and enlisted
personnel for the Women's Reserve is just some
added work for the Division of Reserve, which
also lines up all Marine Reserve officers and arranges for their entrance into the corps.
Major Rhoads was born in Philadelphia, July
4, 1892. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1912, and Harvard Law
School, graduating in 1915.
He practiced law here for several years, and
then enlisted as a private in the Army when the
United States entered the World War. Overseas,
he was promoted through various ranks and
served as a field artillery officer with the 28th
Division, participating in the Aisne-Marne,
Meuse-Argonne and Lys-Scheldt engagements. He
was commissioned a major when he entered the
Marine Corps about three months ago.
After the war he entered the law firm of
Roberts, Montgomery and McKeehan, and in
1928 became a partner. firm's name recently
was changed to Montgomery, McCracken, Walker
Rhoads. He taught law at Temple University
from 1924 to 1930.
'fn '935. Major Rhoads, as chairman of the
Board of Censors, was named to prosecute the
disbarment proceedings against a number of
lawyers accused of unethical practices. In 1939,
he was general chairman of the United Campaign.
RAYMOND SMITH GATES, Vermont
'26, now sta-
the Air Corps at Kelly Field. He was recalled to
active service January 2, 1941, as a major in the
LOREN EATON SOUERS, Denison
'37, was com-
missioned a second lieutenant in the Infantry at
Fort Benning, Ga., January 27, having enlisted as
a V.O.C. in June, 1942. His brother, MILLARD
BALL SOUERS, Denison '42, left college as a senior
to enlist in the Army Air Forces at Patterson
Field in January, 1942. He is a corporal in the
Headquarters Squadron, 19th Air Depot Group.
LIEUT. HERBERT FRANCIS HILLENMEYER, Kentucky
'39, has been awarded a Silver Star for his
bravery in the action at Faid Pass in North
Africa. According to the citation. Brother Hillenmeyer "dismounted from his tank and while
under heavy enemy fire collected the shocked
and wounded from disabled tanks, loaded these
men on his own tank and sent them to the rear.
He remained on the battlefield and with complete disregard for his own welfare assisted in the
evacuation of vehicles and personnel."
Brother Hillenmeyer's splendid efforts in the
war are supported by several members of the
Hillenmeyer clan, all of them members of A G's
chapter at the University of Kentucky: Louis
Francis, '36; Walter William, '37; Robert Hector,
'43; Henry Reiling, '42; and Ernest Bernard, '42.
LOUIS GODLEIF BUMEN, Hanover
'27, has been
promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel and
assigned to overseas duty. A second lieutenant in
the National Guard even before graduation,
Brother Bumen was advanced in this organization at Indianapolis, Ind., and made a major
when his unit was inducted into the regular
Army in 1940. His last station in this country
was Camp Bowie.
tioned at Camp Rucker, Va., has been promoted
to the rank of lieutenant colonel.
GEORGE EVERETT WILSON, McGill '33, a Squadron
MAJOR JOHN DOANE HARTIGAN, California
Leader in the Royal Canadian Air Force, is now
in England on a special mission. Until recently
he was stationed at Uplands Field, Ottawa, where
he served as ground instructor. Brother Wilson is
the author of a new book. How to Identify Aircraft, which is enjoying a large sale in Canada.
It is expected that the volume will be offered
for sale in the United States also.
'10, has been awarded the order of the
Purple Heart for an act of heroism performed nearly a quarter of a century ago!
A lieutenant during the first world war.
Brother Hartigan won the decoration for
having extricated his unconscious pilot
from the wreckage of their plane following
its crash on a field in France the night
before the Chateau-Thierry attack. Major
Hartigan is now assistant chief of staff
(intelligence), of the 4th Air Service Area
Command in Sacramento,
The Alpha Star, University of California
LIEUT. COLONEL EUGENE O'KEEFE, Colorado '17,
is attending Officers' Finance School at Duke
University. Upon completion of the ninety-day
course he expects to return to his post as Assistant Chief, Fiscal Branch of the Seventh Service Command in Omaha, Neb. Colonel O'Keefe
is a veteran of World War I, having served in