The SCROLL of Phi Delta Theta for May, 1943
DONALD ALBERT SEARLE, Iowa '23, is the newly-
GEORGE VAN GORDER, Williams '18, was recently
appointed general manager of radio station KGO,
San Frandsco. He accepted the new position on
April 20. Brother Searle has been connected with
radio from the days of its infancy. The story of
his career is told interestingly in a feature story
in the San Frandsco Chronicle which is allied
with station KGO., It is quoted in part:
". He was not quite 24 years old when he
took over management of his father's station
KOIL in Coundl Bluffs,. station operated
as an adjunct to the family's Mona Motor Oil
"In 1933 Searle sold both the oil company and
station KOIL and betook himself to Topeka,
where he managed Senator Capper's station
WIBW. He remained there until 1938 and then
went to Lincoln, Neb., to become manager of
stations KFAB and KFOR.
"As if these two jobs were not sufficiently absorbing, he took time out to buy stations KANS
in Wichita, Kan., and KMMJ at Grand Island,
Neb. Co-owner with him is Herb HoUister.
"Somehow, he says, San Francisco has seemed
close to him for a very long since his
oil company sponsored the old KPO team of
Gypsy and Marta and ToUinger and Wolfe.
"Searle feels his first job here is to understand
something of the psychology of the dty. The West
Coast, he believes, is becoming more and more
important in the radio picture and San Francisco
in particular offers an unparalleled opportunity
"San Francisco in the past has given much
talent to the world. It will continue to do so,
Searle says, despite the hysteria of war.
"The alliance existing between KGO and The
Chronicle pleases Searle enormously although he
knows it, so far, only through pages of the station's
"Radio and press, he believes, have much to
give each other, practically as well as theoretically.
"These two media of news dissemination are
facets of the same picture, Searle said, and are
in no wise antipathetic. Chronicle-K.GO Voc-aNews features prove that.
"The handsomely tailored Searle is no rah-rah
artist. He slaps backs when they deserve slapping.
And he devotes his leisure to photography and
"As a matter of fact, he was running about
yesterday with a priceless 2000-year-old coin in
his circle of gold of Ptolemaic origin.
It is perhaps significant that he calls himself a
coin collector and not a numismatist.
"Married to a girl with whom he went to
college, Searle is the father of two children, Sally,
15, and Don, Jr., 12.
"Mrs. Searle collects limited editions, and Sally
says her father collects dothes.
"The combination of hobbies just about keeps
him broke, Searle admitted."
made first vice-president of McKesson Robbins Inc. He is also president of the National
Wholesale Druggists Assodation.
HOLMES DYSINGER, Gettysburg
'78, who cele-
brated his ninetieth birthday on March 26, was
honored by The Lutheran., weekly publication
of the United Lutheran Church of America, as
a great pioneer Lutheran educator. Brother Dysinger's long career is a story of service in the
fields of education and religion.
Born in Mifflin, Pa., he was graduated from
Gettysburg College in 1878 and from the theological seminary at Gettysburg in 1881. After
two years of graduate study at the University
of Chicago and the University of Leipzig, Germany, he became professor of ancient languages
at Newberry College in South Carolina in 1883
and continued until 1888. During 1888-1895 he
was president of Carthage College in Illinois. He
was pastor of the Lutheran Church at Polo, 111.,
1895-1900, of the First Lutheran Church, Kansas
City, 1900-1902, and the First Lutheran Church,
Vandergrift, Pa., 1902-1905.
He became professor in Western Theological
Seminary in 1905. He was dean from 1910-30,
and became professor emeritus of systematic
theology in 1937.
Dr. Dysinger has been active in the affairs
of the Church. Besides membership on synodical
committees, he was secretary of the Commission
on Adjudication of the United Lutheran Church
in America, 1918-1926; and a commissioner to the
World Conference on Faith and Order, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1917.
HOLMES DYSINGER, Gettysburg '78
Pioneer Lutheran Educator