of Phi Delta a for May, 1943
profit. At the end of the semester almost all of the
men who started the school year in September wiU
be in the armed forces, but behind them they wiU
have left a fine record of another successful Phi
TENNESSEE ALPHA, VANDERBILT
Brothers Cook, Evers, and Gibson have left for the
Naval Air Corps; McCuUough, Burris, and Dobson
were called by the U.S.N.R.; Green, Ferguson, and
Reed have gone to the Army; and Webb to the
Marines. Graves is out for varsity baseball, while
Howell, Sims, Montgomery and Phikeias Robinson,
and Johnson are on the track squad. Three new
Phikeias were pledged at the first ot the term and
formal initiation was held for Ed Scroggins. A tentative date of May 15, has been set for the chapter's
formal dance this spring. Tennessee Alpha is stiU
in first place by ten points for the intramural trophy.
Love, Smith, Zerfos, and Stahlman entered VanderbUt med school this March HARLAN STARR, Reporter.
TENNESSEE BETA, UNIVERSITY OF THE
The Phis won the intramural basketball championship for the second straight time this year. The team
consisted of Westfeldt, Cate, Tanner, Thweat, Giesch,
Lee, Cass, Clarke and O'Donnell. Cate and Westfddt
were elected "All Greek." Tennessee Beta has initiated eleven men this year of a possible thirteen. They
are Robert Thweat, John Flynn, George Clarke,
Bruce Meador, Pete Lewis, Charles Juhan, George
Gillespie, Donald Johnson, Tim Tanner, Hunter McDonald, and Bland Mitchell. Thweat was elected
freshman representative to the German Club and the
Honor Council. Westfeldt was elected president of
the German Club. This is a great year for Tennessee
Beta. In the last year the debt of the chapter house
has been reduced from $4500 to $1500 mainly through
the tireless and courageous effort of Dr. and Mrs.
Torian. We are making a drive to pay off the rest
before the not becomes due next December. Dr.
Torian has written personal letters to the alumni and
has received a generous response. Four more Phis
and one pledge have gone into the service. Cracraft
and Frith are Aviation Cadets; Dobson is in Meteorology (Air Corps); McLeod is in the ground crew of
the Air Corps; Lancaster, a pledge, is an Aviation
Cadet. present status of the chapter is exceedingly fine with 30 active members. theme of our
year's Founders Day Dinner might have been "Planning for the Future." Dr. Torian raised a fund from
the alumni to be used in the upkeep of the chapter
house during the war while membership is smaU.
This will be a security against any
JIM CATE, Reporter.
TEXAS GAMMA, SOUTHWESTERN
the calling of several brothers into service new men
had to be chosen to fill two offices. Stephenson is the
new reporter, and Evans is treasurer for the final
month of the year. A "Joe CoUege" party was held
at the house with all coming dressed as typical
college guys and gals. party was a huge success,
and was said to be the best on the campus aU year.
We lost Bingham to the Air Corps on April 5.
The major production by the Masque Wig at Southwestern tor the spring semester is to be The Man
Who Came To Dinner. Texas Gamma is weU represented in the cast for this production by GiUum,
Sneed, Score, McCorquodale, and Stephenson. Beginning in July, Southwestern will go on the trimester basis and a Navy V-12 unit is to be located
on the campus. men in the this unit will be able
to pledge and take part in fraternity activities. This
Phi trio sings at Southwestern Ranch Party:
makes the future of the chapter look much brighter.
Baseball has started for intramural play and the Phi
team is looking very good. Taking jdl things into
consideration, the chapter has had a very successful
year and much progress has been made. chapter
had a dinner at a local cafe commemorating Founders Day
BILL STEPHENSON, Reporter.
TEXAS DELTA, SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSTTY.
Phis are continuing to set the pace in the
intramurals on the campus. We have recendy added
two more trophies to our coUection this year. Defeating A in the finals, we emerged champions in
voUeyball. Wallace and Bettis were awarded AllCampus selection. next event, swimming, the
Phis also cornered. Alley was high point man of the
meet, and La Rue runner up. We amassed a total of 51
points to the nearest opposition's 21. At the present
we are 100 points ahead of our nearest competitor
for the aU-roimd. intramural trophy, and should
repeat as intramural champions for the third straight
year. WUlis and Penn were chosen for Blue Key;
and Penn and Watkin made Cycen Fjodr. Spring
dections are to be held soon, and things look good
for the Phis to put in another president of the student body. This year's president was Brother Jimmy
Smith. Serving on the Coundl with him were Watkin
and Penn. Simpson is president of the senior dass;
Wilson, president ot Watkin, president of
A and 2; Smith, president of the Commerce
Student's Association; WUUs, of the Presbyterian Club;
Crook, sports editor of the campus paper and assistant
editor of the annual. In addition to the above.
Phis numerous other minor offices, and were
outstanding in such fidds as debate, where three of
the four first team debaters were WATKIN, Reporter.
UTAH ALPHA, UNIVERSTTY OF mass
induction of the Army E.R.C. took nine active Phis
and one pledge. They were: Hal Mays, Hal Osbome,
Phil Gam, Bill TohiU, John O'Laughlin, John Carlson, Leon Harvey, Gordon Anderson, and Clyde
WaUer. pledge was Richard Coleman. Also
Lester Baker and Richard Stillman left for the Air