The SCROLL of Phi Delta Theta for May, 1943
RAY E. SMITH, DePauw 'so
WILLIAM D. MURRAY, DePauw '20
Head Indiana Editorial Associations for Democratic, Republican Parties
AN AMAZING PARALLEL in the careers of two brother Phis was brought to light recently
when the rival Democratic and Republican Editorial Associations in the State of
Indiana met and elected their presidents for the ensuing year. Heading the Democratic
Association is RAY EUGENE SMITH, DePauw '20, and continuing in his office in the same
position for the Indiana Republican editors is WILUAM DUKES MURRAY, DePauw '20.
The parallel in the careers of the two men may be traced back all the way.
They are sons of Methodist ministers.
They graduated in the same class from Huntington, Ind., high school.
They entered DePauw together; became Phi Delts together; joined A together.
They graduated together, and both entered the newspaper field.
They now head their respective state political editorial associations.
Although Brothers Smith and Murray differ politically they have been close friends
all of their lives, never letting their political views influence their friendship.
Mr. Smith, a loyal and interested member of the Indianapolis Alumni Club, is secretary to Governor Henry F. Schricker of Indiana, and Mr. Murray is the publisher of the
Bicknell, Ind., Daily News.
ELLSWORTH ERSKINE REID, Butler
'26, has been
appointed General Agent of the New England
Mutual Life Insurance Company in the Toledo,
Ohio, district. Brother Reid entered the life insurance field in 1931 and since that time his
progress has been notable. In 1941 he was
awarded the degree of Chartered Life Underwriter after completing the extensive course of
study required. He is a member of the Toledo
Life Underwriters Association, the Toledo CL.U.
Chapter, the Toledo Alumni Club ot A G, and
is secretary-treasurer of the Toledo Life Man-
agers Association. He is also on the Life Underwriters' Bond Selling Committee, and has taken
an active part in civilian defense activities. War
Chest, and other civic drives.
SYDNEY DINNING SMITH, Northwestern
merly district sales manager. Pan American Airways System, Chicago, has been transferred to
the Seattle, Wash., office. Pan American is active
in shuttie and transoceanic service for the government, and Brother Smith's work is highly
important to the war effort.