The SCROLL of Phi Delta Theta for May, 1943
FREDERICK FRANCIS HOUSER, U,C,L,A.
'26, is the
new lieutenant governor of the State of California. His election, in an interesting and exciting race, is the culmination of his career which
has shown steady advancement since graduation
At U.C.L.A. Brother Houser was president of
the student body, president of the junior class,
president of California Gamma chapter, class
valedictorian, member of BK, captain of the
varsity tennis team for two years, and chairman
of the University Affairs committee.
After graduating from U.C.L.A. Houser entered Harvard Law School and graduated in
1929. While attending Harvard he taught government at Harvard University for three years. He
entered the practice of law in 1929 and has been
a practicing attorney since.
In 1931 the former Bruin leader was elected
to the California State Legislature, serving until
1933 when he was the Republican nominee for
Congress from the 12 th District. He was again
elected to the Legislature in 1938 and has been
serving continuously (two terms) since that date.
He has been a member and chairman of many
important committees, and during the last session
was chairman of the Reapportionment Committee and one of the leading members of the
Non-Partisan Economy Bloc which saved the taxpayers of California some two hundred millions
From 1932 to 1933 he was president of the
Alhambra Chamber of Commerce and director
of the Community Chest. He is now a member
of the board of directors of the Conservation
Association of Southern California and the Alhambra District Y.M.CA. He is past president
and a present director of the Associated Cham-
bers of Commerce of the San Gabriel Valley. He
is a member of the Elks, Kiwanis Club, Masons
and Native Sons of the Golden West.
He is the brother of Lieut Rodman Wilde
Houser, U.CL.A. '29, who is now serving in the
Navy 'in the Aleutian Islands. In 1925 he
married to the former Dorothy Bodinus, also a
U.C.L:A. graduate and a member of sororl
DR. WILLIAM LEAKE AYERS, Southwestern
been appointed assistant dean of the Purdue
University graduate school by President E. CJ
Elliott. Dr. Ayers has been head of the Purdue
department of mathematics for the past two
COL. ROBERT SELPH HENRY, Vanderbilt
honored on February 11 by the Board of Governors of the Railroadians of America, an association of men whose avocation is the study of railroading, with adoption of the following resolution: "Resolved, that in recognition of his outstandingly successful work in the railroad public relations field, and in token of our deep
appreciation of the interest he-has shown in this
association. Colonel Robert S. Henry be, and is,
hereby elected the first honorary life member of
the Railroadians of America."
Colonel Henry was born in Clifton, Tenn.,
October 20, 1889. He attended Wallace's University in Nashville, and earned the degrees of
A.B. and LL.B. at Vanderbilt. In 1919 he did
postgraduate work at Queens College, England.
He has worked as a newspaper reporter, as secretary to the governor of Tennessee, as a practicing
attorney, and from 1921 to 1934 was assistant to
the president of the Nashville, Chattanooga
St. Louis Railroad. Since 1934 he has been assistant to the president of the Association of
American Railroads. He saw service in World
War I, rising to the rank of major, later becoming a lieutenant colonel in the Field Artillery
Brother Henry knows railroads railroading as few men'do. He is in wide demand as a
speaker on the subject, and is the author of such
widely read books as Trains, The Story of the
Reconstruction, The Story of the Confederacy,
and This Fascinating Railroad Business.
DR. PAUL FLETCHER CADMAN, Sewanee '10, econo-
mist for the American Bankers Association,
was the principal speaker at the Lafayette College commencement exercises on April 20. Dr.
Cadman is a former member of the General
Council of A and Dr. Willjam Mathes Lewis,
president of Lafayette, is the present head of the
LEONARD LEE FAUROT, Ohio State '36, is conPROMINENT U.C.L.A. BROTHERS
Lie-lit. Gov. Frederick Houser, right, is shown with his nected with the Department of Physical Educablood and fraternity brother. Navy Lieut. Rodman
tion of the University of Pennsylvania at PhilaHouser,