The SCROLL of Phi Delta a for May, 1943
CAPT. ROBERT HARRY ARNOLD, Lafayette
believed to be a prisoner of war in the hands of
the Japanese. Brother Arnold was stationed at
Fort William McKinley in the Philippines at the
outbreak of the war.
FRANCIS GAIN, JR., Union
'35, was ap-
pointed a first lieutenant in the Sanitary Corps,
U. S. Army, January 23. He is now assigned to
the Army and Navy General Hospital, Hot
MAJOR CARR EUGENE DLX, Denison '34, followed
the first American contingent into North Africa
and is now in command of a hospital for officers
and nurses in Algeria. He lives in Toledo, Ohio,
where his family and his wife's family are either
engaged in war work or have enlisted in the
service. Major Dix, in a recent letter, gives a
couple of interesting sidelights to an American
doctor's life in the combat zone.
"So far," he writes, "I haven't eaten away from
the hospital because typhoid, paratyphoid,
amoebic dysentery, bacillary dysentery and bilbarzia are very common here, Some of the others
have done so, however, and haven't contacted
LIEUT. COL. A. HAROLD BLAKE, Utah '20
anything yet, so I guess it is time to go out and
His command manufactures "gifts" for the Axis,
see what the places look like.
"I hope you know more about the war than
LIEUT. COL. A. HAROLD BLAKE, Utah '20, is Comwe do. We are so busy day and night that we
manding Officer of the vast $55,000,000, enternever know what is going on. In fact, after it is
prise known as the West Virginia Ordnance
all over, I think that I will read a good book on
Works, located in Point Pleasant, W.Va. the war and find out what it was all aboutl"
Ordnance Works is in production, manufacturing
in large packages as "gifts" to the enemy.
CAPT. ROBERT ROBERTSON, Centre '25, writes
Colonel Blake began his military career as a
from Africa that he visited recently with COL.
private in the Infantry during the last war. J. J. B. WILLIAMS, Centre '15, in Casablanca.
After being promoted to all ranks held by the
enlisted personnel, he was commissioned lieutenant. He served through World War I, continuing actively in the Reserves. Over a year
before our entrance in World War II, he was
Beg Your Pardon
called to active duty, as a major, as acting adIN the January issue CHARLES YATES ALLEN,
jutant general in the Ninth Service Command.
Dartmouth '33, was reported as serving in
He was promoted to lieutenant colonel February
the Navy. Brother Allen writes: ".
1, 1942, and later transferred as assistant chief
Having been born and raised in the Army,
of staff G-i in the same organization. In July,
and at present being on active duty with
1942, he was transferred from the Infantry to
the Army, I cannot help but be goodto the Ordnance Department and after serving
naturedly resentful of such a mistake and
four months at the West Virginia Ordnance
would appreciate your taking steps to corWorks he was placed in command.
rect it in your records. This mistake would
In civil life. Colonel Blake is an associate
not have been so bad had you also included
professor of mechanical engineering at Utah
my rank which was then captain, and
University, from which he is now on leave. He
which sounds pretty good in the
attended Cornel] University in 1925, receiving
the degree of Master of Mechanical Engineering.
For the records he is now Major Allen
He is a member of GT, and is listed in
assigned to duty with the General Staff
Who's Who in Engineering and Who's Who
Corps. For the last fourteen months he has
Among North American Authors,
been Assistant G-2 (Military Intelligence)
Colonel Blake, at West Virginia Ordnance
on the General Staff of the Sector ComWorks, is surrounded by many Phis, and while
mand in the lower West Indies.
residing in Athens, paid a visit to the Ohio University chapter of Ae, attending a rushing
smoker there one evening last fall.