The SCROLL of Phi Delta a for May,
by the fact that Samuel H. McKee, Monmouth '72,
presented the certificates. Mr. McKee was initiated at
old Illinois Gamma in 1871 and holds bond No.
from that chapter. The new officers of the Club are
Maurice H. Floto, Gettysburg '03, president; John
F. S. CoUins, Jr., Pittsburgh '19, vice-president;
R. W. Richardson, Montana '21, secretary and treasurer; Dr. J. Clyde Markel, Gettysburg '00, recording
secretary; and Frank L. Seamans, Illinois '35, reporter.
THE annual Founders Day Banquet for Portland
Alumni Club was held at the University Club, March
19, with good attendance. Brother Miles Standish, our
retiring president, was the genial host to greet the
brothers who quickly caught the spirit ot the occasion. Some new faces appeared for the first time in
years, but many who had previously attended were
not able to come for "military secret" reasons. We
sang and toasted the Founders before dinner and
enjoyed most excellent speeches by Judge L. P.
Hewitt, Nebraska '04; E. E. Ruby, Indiana '97; Ralph
Wilbur, Vermont '90; and E. R. Riley, Oregon State
'12, Mayor of Portland. Representatives of our active
chapters, Oregon Alpha and Oregon Beta, made brief
reports. A Fifty Year Golden Legion Certificate was
presented to Dr. Alfred Lockwood, Amherst '96, and
letters of regret were read from the Golden Legion
members who were unable to Wallace McCammant, Robert Tucker, and Robert Crozier.
Thomas Stoddard, Oregon '30, acted as toastmaster.
A highlight of the evening was the reading of poems
by Richard Fulton Gray, Oregon '24, who gave us
much to think of in his masterful delivery of poems
written by himself. After the banquet many of the
brothers met again at the Arlington Club where Bob
Hurd, our treasurer, collected dues. It happened that
many other fraternities were represented and without
knowing what the collection was tor, the Greek
brothers chipped in a dollar apiece much to the
amusement of our crowd, and then refused the refund
after hearing that the joke was on them. Ray Geisler,
our newly elected president, bemoans the fact that
there were no Betas there. Officers elected were:
Ray Gisler, Oregon '12, president; Robert Hurd,
Whitman '19, vice-president; Charles L. Stidd, Oregon
State '17, secretary; Bob Scearce, Oregon '19, treasurer. The new officers are now making plans to stimulate interest in the luncheons which are held at the
Benson Hotel Oak Room each first and third Friday
at noon CHARLES Srmn, Secretary.
PAUL GIBSON, Dartmouth '15 was named president
ot the Richmond Alumni Club at the Founders Day
Banquet held March 26 at Ewarts. He succeeds Verne
Bickelhaupt, Wisconsin '11, who was elected to the
Executive Committee. In addition to honoring Founders Day the banquet also observed the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Richmond Club.
Alexander H. Sands, Richmond '93, was the principal speaker. Brother Sands said that the early
Greeks were the people who first gave democracy
to the world and that their descendants showed they
were stiU wiUing to fight for their freedom. The
war's challenge to Phi Delts is to fight until freedom
is brought to all the peoples of the world, he said.
The Golden Legion ceremony was conducted by
O. H. Parrish, Richmond '28, assisted by members of
the Randolph-Macon and Richmond active chapters.
B. Pollard Cardoza, Richmond '93; Alexander H.
Sands, Richmond '93; and Charles M. Waite, Richmond '93; received their certificates showing 50 years
of active service in our beloved Fraternity. Tommy
Morrison who had just been initiated by the Richmond chapter represented in the ceremony his grandfather, Robert Morrison.
President Bickelhaupt presented the colors ot the
Fraternity to the fathers ot all future Phikeias with
instructions to see that they were taught the traditions of A 6. The club paid tribute to the foUowing
members whose deaths occurred during the year;
Dr. Clifton M. Miller, Richmond '90, and Burnett
Miller, Richmond '95.
Members were requested to write to the 51 members of the club who are in the armed services of
the United States. Walter Fidler, president of the
active chapter at Randolph-Macon and Moreland
Irby, president of the active chapter at Richmond,
both reported that A was leading aU fraternities
at their coUege in scholarship.
In addition to the election of Paul Gibson as
president, the foUowing were elected to serve for the
next year; first vice-president. Dr. Lawrence O. Snead,
Richmond '17; second vice-president, Joseph H. Cottrell, Duke '30; reporter, Joseph E. Nettles, Richmond
'29. Elected to the Executive Committee were Verne
Bickelhaupt, Wisconsin '11; A. H. Sands, Richmond
'93; Robert H. Morrison, Cincinnati '11; Colonel
Parke P. Deans, Richmond '02; J. Clarence Funk,
Dickinson '09; Dennis W. Hartz, Richmond '21; Fred
Hummel, Wisconsin '19; Lee F. Davis, Duke '31;
and R. E. Booker, Richmond R. GALVIN.
WORD received as SCROLL was going to press
reveals that the San Francisco Alumni Club observed
Founders Day on April 9, with an attendance of 60,
including representations from the Stanford and
University of California undergraduate chapters. A
feature ot the occasion was the burning of the 30year-old Stanford house mortgage.
A Golden Legionnaire certificate was presented to
Brother George D. Kierulff, California '96. Principal
speaker at the dinner was Scott Hendricks, California
John Garth, Washbum '12, secretary of the club,
served as toastmaster.
MORE than two hundred brothers gathered at the
Washington Athletic Club Friday evening, March 19,
for the Founders Day Banquet. Brother Harry Cain,
Mayor ot Tacoma, delivered an outstanding address
on "Phis and the War and Postwar." Art Lee handled
his last official duties as president of the Alumni
club by acting as toastmaster. It was a fine banquet,
headlined in attendance by the junior class from the
Washington Alpha chapter who were leaving en masse
for the service the foUowing week. Notables included
Brothers George Housser, member at large of the
General Council; Charles Caches, past president of the
General Council; Ray Gardner, president ot Pi
province: and Judge Clay AUen, outstanding member
of the Superior Bench. Many Phis in the country's
imiform were present, among which were Ev Henning
who had just arrived in town from Camp Ord, Calif.
New officers elected from the slate presented by Art