of Phi Delta Theta for May, 1943
Hamitt, Coast Artillery in Washington; and Ensign
Tom Guy, Pacific Fleet. Dean M. A. Durland, chapter
adviser, is now serving as co-ordinator of military
affairs at Kansas State. The chapter house has been
leased to the college for the housing of 67 air cadets.
All the chapter furnishings have been placed in
storage. In spite of the reduced membership, the
chapter is remaining active with weekly formal meetings and social MEEKER, Reporter.
KENTUCKY ALPHA-DELTA, Centre
The chapter has lost many members to the armed
services since the beginning of the second semester.
Smith, Keiser, Oldham, and Spencer left with the
E.R.C. Sorensen and Martin are now awaiting their
call to the Army. There are five brothers in the Naval
Reserve who are still with us. This group includes
Hall, Gilliam, Wood, Rue, and Morison. Sullivan
and Noel were drafted last month. The chapter hopes
to have about a dozen men at the end of the year.
Initiation for Hambly Klosterraan, Anchorage, and
Rene Otero, Bogota, Colombia, was held recently.
The house has been rented to the college for the
housing of aviation cadets for the duration. Several
Phi Delts are now in coUege here in the Army Air
Corps training program. This group includes Bill
Clint Castleberry, Georgia
Tech; Frank Chapman, Duke; LeRoy Clark, North
Carolina; Jim Ruch, West Virginia; and B. G.
Childs, Davidson. We have rented a new house for
the duration and are making an effort to keep the
chapter active throughout the war. Snowden has been
elected coach of our intramural teams. Hardesty is
now in the Naval Air Corps. Bryant has received his
call from the Navy. A very successful meeting was
held at the Kentucky Epsilon chapter house in which
the two Kentucky chapters discussed war problems.
A service flag has been purchased by the chapter.
Teedle Stein has been reported missing over Europe.
A War Alumni Committee is being organized to carry
on the work of the chapter during the war. This
committeee will consist of Joe Dunn, McRoberts, and
Cabel Arnold. Holtzdaw was drafted this month. The
Mothers Club, under the leadership ot Mrs. George
W. Rue, has proven to be a great success. The Phis
hope to have a few more social events before the
end of the WOOD, Reporter.
KENTUCKY EPSILON, UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY.
the winter quarter the following men were
inidated: Stan White, Bill Embry, Clayton RandaU,
Neff Sebree, Charley Gardner, Louis Flynn, and Dave
Disbrow. On March 12 the men leaving for the armed
forces were honored by special convention in which
Brother Bob Hillenmeyer represented the student
body as a guest speaker, along with President H. L.
Donovan, Governor Keen Johnson, Col. Brewer, and
Dr. W. S. Webb. In the military department the
following cadet appointments were made: Atlee Wilson, lieutenant colonel, and also receiver of the regular
Marine appointment; Bob Hillenmeyer, major; Bill
Floyd, captain; Bob Courtney, first lieutenant; Tom
Walker, lieutenant; Dave CoUins, lieutenant; Harry
Feamster, lieutenant; and Gus Hank, lieutenant. At
the end ot the present quarter, April 21, the following were called to active duty by the E.R.C; Jack
Atchison, Roy Coons, Ham Henton, Hudson Nichols,
Charley Nuckols, Cal Roszell, John Elam, H. Taylor,
J. Taylor, D. Disbrow, O. Wright, Ben White, Bud
Malone, and Charles Lang. Other brothers soon to
leave are: Horace Gaines, Chuck Orttenburger, Louis
Flynn, and Charley Gardner. Jack Thompson left the
first of April for the Navy's officer school, as will
Willie Harris the first of July. J. C. Doyle, Scott
Yellman, and Jim Keighdey, being pre-med students,
will remain in school, as will Stan White who is an
engineer. Dave Collins married Jane Moore from
Frankfort, Ky., March 20. A regional convention was
held here March 18 for the Alpha-Delta and Epsilon
chapters to discuss the recent problems. At present the
house is still open, but meals are no longer being
served. Only eight boys are living here. After June
when the rest of the men are called by the armed
forces, it is likely that the University will take over
our house. Don Hillenmeyer received his wings in
California on April 12. Jack Atchinson and Cal Roszell
were recently initiated into Lamp and Cross, junior
men's honorary, Roszell being elected treasurer. Recent
visitors at the house have been the following: ist Lt.
Lyle Bohon, Tank Corps; E. Hillenmeyer, Merchant
Marine; Lt. Bill Tunney, Air Corps; Pvt. Jack Farris,
Air Corps; Lt. Bill Mahan, Air Corps; Lt. Sam
Powell, Air Corps; Lt. Tommy McKinley, A.B.I
LOUISIANA ALPHA, TULANE
month, the chapter initiated four men: Henry Lochte,
Norwood Frierson, Jack Pitkin, and Bob Watters.
During the month, four more members were called
to the colors: Hunter Collins, Norwood Frierson,
Paul Pottharst, and Bob Huey, serving in the Coast
Guard, Army Air Corps, Navy Air Corps, and Merchant Marine respectively. Most of the men now in
the chapter are in the Naval R.O.T.C, the E.R.C,
or one ot the Navy Reserve groups. The chapter
decided to make an Honor Roll which would include
all Phis from this chapter who are in the service,
and under the direction of Martin a thorough research
is being undertaken to compile a complete list. Collins, Noble, and Miller were on the Honor Roll for
last semester. Murphy has been elected president of
the junior class in Commerce. Last week the Softball
team began to practice for Panhellenic competition.
Beard, the team's captain, has scheduled several
practice games with other fraternities. Last year we
were runners-up in the competition, but this year we
are out to win. The rushing season this year is divided
into several short periods which are spread over this
semester. Famsworth and Zetzmann, our co-rush
chairmen, have planned a full program which should
prove very entertaining for the rushees. Two ot these
rushing periods have already passed and they were
accompanied by some top notch parties. There are
good prospects for a bigger pledge dass for next year.
Recendy we received a letter from Lt. BiU Stiles, who
is with a detachment of American troops in Australia.
Lt. R. L. Gates and Lt. Chuck Block, both of the
Army Air Corps, recently paid the chapter visits while
they were passing through New
LOUISIANA BETA, LOUISIANA STATE
Initiation of five Phikeias took place on April 14. Our
new members include Claude Pennington, Elliot
Bartmess, George Kleinpeter, Allen Brand, and Bernie
Moore. Phikeia Alvin Dark was unable to be initiated
at this time as the varsity baseball team was on
a trip, and Alvin is one of the star players. Another
initiation will be held next month for Dark and
several more Phikeias. Several brothers have been
called to active duty, but will remain in college until
the end of this semester. These men are juniors and
seniors in R.O.T.C. and will be under government
regulations, although they may remain in the fra-