of Phi Delta a for May, 1943
contribution to Kansas City in the capacity, of president of the Board of Police Commissioners, as well
as in connection with other civic accomplishments.
Presentation of the award was made by Brother Harry
Darby, last year's winner.
The Golden Legion 50-year Certificate recognition
was given to Dr. Andrew C. Knox, Westminster '95,
who attended the banquet.
The program concluded with the election of officers for the ensuing year. By unanimous vote the
following were elected to their respective positions;
James P. Kirk, president; John W. Kennedy, first
vice-president; William H. Abbott, second vicepresident; John P. Dalton, treasurer; and Joe C.
Upon receiving the President's gavel Jim Kirk
expressed the feeling of the club membership in
complimenting Dave Jeffery, retiring president, on
his splendid administration.
The weekly luncheon-meeting place of the club is
now the Savoy Grill, located at gth and Central.
The time is the Friday a
cordial invitation is standing for Phis to meet and
eat in quarters reserved for our use in this long
famous restaurant ACUFF, Secretary.
LAWRENCE HINDS, Indiana
service men from nearby military establishments.
Harry E. McClain, DePauw '22, was toastmaster.
A considerable part of the address by Dr. Lewis
was devoted to a discussion of the man power problem.
"The man power situation suggests the necessity
for the best possible utilization of training given
in colleges, particularly technical institutions," he
said. "In an all-out war such as this brains are needed
no less than brawn.
"It is becoming increasingly evident that one of
our most troublesome bottlenecks is in the field of
engineering. Our institutions were not keeping pace
with the demand before the war, and the abnormal
production needs of the present make it particularly
important that every engineering student keep at his
work without thinking he is not doing his duty in
this great NICKELL,
ON March 19 over one hundred thirty Phis gathered
at the University Club for the annual Founders Day
banquet. Many of those who have regularly attended
this yearly assemblage proclaimed it to have been
outstandingly successful. We were honored to have
as our principal speaker Dr. William Mather Lewis,
president of the General Council. Dr. Lewis, in his
able manner, discussed the present challenge to the
alumni and chapter groups and expressed a confidence
that A would survive the war years to become
an even greater factor on the American scene.
Brother Clint Kanaga paid tribute to the Phis in
the service of their country and reminded the alumni
of their daily increasing obligation now and in the
post war adjustment process to those who have laid
aside their civilian aims in life to preserve our ideals.
All stood in a silent tribute to the Phis who have
given lite itself in behalf of their country.
Brother Harry M. Gambrel received the "Phi of
the Year" award in recognition of his outstanding
MORE than thirty Milwaukee Phis gathered at the
University Club to celebrate Founders Day, March
19. As we sang "America" before sitting down to
dinner, our thoughts were with the sixteen Milwaukee
Club members now in the country's armed services.
Letters recendy received from some of these men
were later read; and so that these men might hear
from us, a letter with news and greetings from every
man present was sent to each of the sixteen. George
A. Wright, Butler '96, completed recently his fiftieth
year as a Phi and to him was presented the Golden Legionnaire Certificate. We extend to him our congratulations. After the dinner program, movies were shown.
Later cards were played by some, while others sang
familiar tunes with the help of Earl Hardy at the
piano G. HEBERLEIN, Reporter.
NEW YORK CITY
annual Founders Day Dinner of the New York
A Club was held Wednesday evening, March 10,
at the Advertising Club, with an attendance in excess
of 100 members. Among hem were ten Phis in uniform who were guests of the club.
Phil M. McCuUough, our genial vice-president,
opened the meeting. He then turned it over to John
B. Ballou, finance commissioner, who presented Golden
Legion certificates to GUbert T. Hodges, Wisconsin
'94, and Frederick P. Schenck, Syracuse '95.
Capt. Robert Carey, Jr., Williams '20, presided as
toastmaster. He first presented Grandand Rice, Vanderbilt '01, noted sports columnist, whose subject was
"Sports in the War," stressing the important part
which the physical development of our men is playing in the training camps.
Dr. Paul F. Cadman, Sewanee '10, Economist for the
American Bankers Association and former member of
the General CouncU, spoke on "The American Way
in a Post-War World." He sounded a note of optimism if the American people wiU continue to be
guided by the principles of the American way.
Dr. William Mather Lewis, Knox '00, President of
the General Coundl and President of Lafayette Col-