The SCROLL of Phi Delta Theta for May, 1943
GEORGE SHERMAN BANTA, Michigan '42, sergeant
in the Army and a meteorologist stationed in
India, was entertained at Christmas time last year
by an American couple named Warren who
lived near the post. At the same time, many
thousand miles away, David Warren, Dartmouth
freshman and son of the Warrens, was visiting in
a friend's home. In church, he was introduced
to Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Banta, parents of George.
When the incident was disclosed the world became perceptibly smaller for the two families
smaller, and, incidentally, friendlier.
MAJOR GORDON LOCKE, Iowa '23, former All
American football star, is serving in North Africa
as Intelligence Officer of a Medium Bombardment Group. It has been reported by returning
pilots that his intelligence section is one of the
best in that part of the world.
Brother Locke, prior to entering service, was
senior attorney for the Interstate Commerce
Commission, with offices in Philadfelphia. In
April, 1942, he was called into active service as
a captain and immediately sent to the Army Air
Forces Intelligence School in Harrisburg, Pa.,
where he was graduated with its first class. He
was then sent to the Army Air Base in Columbia,
S.C, where he took over his duties as an Intelligence Officer. His group was sent to England
and later to North Africa, where it is functioning
now from a forwafd air base.
According to word from the "front," Brother
Locke is in the best of health, and still finds time
to play ball with the "boys" despite the rough
life and the arduous days.
F. MALCOLM BENITZ, Illinois '39, who has
'been listed on the rolls of "Our Honored
Dead" has been positively identified as a
prisoner of war in Italy. "This joyous news
was received recently by his father,
William Agar Benitz, Illinois '11, through
the International Red Cross. Brother
Benitz' address is: F. M. Benitz J15035,
Flying Officer, British Prisoner of War,
PG75 PM3450 Italy, c/o International Red
Cross, Geneva, Switzerland.
STUART LLEWELLYN WILLIAMS, Texas
been commissioned a captain in the antiaircraft
artillery division of the Coast Artillery, and ordered to Officers' Replacement Pool at Camp
Callan, Calif. During World War I Brother
Williams served in the Army Air Corps, with
training in both heavier- and lighter-than-air
craft, attaining the rank of second lieutenant.
Later he served as a captain in the Texas National Guard.
WYOMING ALPHA men in the services: Word has
been received by the chapter of the promotion of
HAROLD SHELDON, Wyomirig '38, to the rank of
major. He is now commanding officer at Sikeston,
Mo. CAPT. HAROLD GOULD, Wyoming '34, who has
been an instructor in the R.O.T.C. unit at
Wyoming for the past three years, has been
placed on active duty at Camp Roberts, Calif.
ERNEST GOULD, Wyoming
'34, is now stationed
somewhere in Africa and has been promoted to
the rank of captain. MAJOR BOB RICHARDS, Wyoming '34, of the U. S. Marine Air Corps, was
awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for action on November 13 and 14 over Guadalcanal.
MAJOR ALBERT MARTIN,
been appointed Chief of Radar Development,
Pentagon Bldg., Washington, D.C;
CAPT. CURTIS WHALEY MANN, Idaho
MAJOR GOKDON C. LOCKE, Iowa '23
His intelligence section one of the best.
'35, is in
command of an Officers' Candidate School in
Great Britain. On the occasion of Mrs. Roosevelt's recent trip through England she called at
the school and had lunch with Brother Mann
and his trainees. This assignment is the culmination of Brother Mann's career, most of which
has been spent in some type of military capacity.
He was commander of the camps in the
state of Oregon for four years prior to entering
active war service. He was assistant adjutant and
later adjutant under General Lane at Camp
Roberts, and was then ordered east to serve as
adjutant under the General for special troops
waiting for convc)y. Also the adjutant of the