KENNETH GORDON POTTER, Lehigh '12, prominent
CAPT. JULIAN SCOTT BRYAN, Franklin '09, military
Waynesboro, Pa., insurance broker, died March
at the age of 55. His death was sudden, following a slight stroke with which he had been
afflicted the day before.
intelligence officer stationed with the 329th army
air corps squadron and former Indiana University insurance professor, died suddenly of
a heart attack on February 22 at Selman Field,
near Monroe, La. He was 52 years old.
Captain Bryan enlisted in May, 1942, and was
transferred to Selman Field last January after
receiving his officer training at Miami Beach.
A native of Kokomo, Ind., Brother Bryan was
the son of the late E. B. Bryan, former Franklin
College president. He graduated from Franklin
in 1909 and took graduate work at Hanover
College and Colgate University.
Captain Bryan was a World War veteran,
having served as a lieutenant and gunnery instructor in the artillery division. He was a member of the American Legion, the Bloomington
Rotary Club, and the Bloomington Chamber of
Brother Bryan's death marked the third World
War II casualty among members of the Indiana
Delta RHODES, Franklin '43.
JAMES FRANKLIN WEED, Missouri
KENNETH POTTER, Lehigh '12
Brother Potter had been engaged in the insurance business from the time of his graduation
from Lehigh in 1912. During World War I he
enlisted in the Medical Corps and served for the
duration, being discharged in 1920. He was an
active member of many fraternal, social, and
civic organizations, and was organizer and second
president of the Waynesboro Rotary Club. He
was a member of the State Crippled Children's
committee and an active and enthusiastic worker.
Mr. Potter was prominently identified with
baseball in Waynesboro and was responsible for
bringing a professional franchise in the Blue
Ridge League to the city. He served as president of the Waynesboro Club for many years,
and it was he who interested the St. Louis
Cardinals in establishing a farm there. Many
big league stars were uncovered by Brother Potter's eye for talent.
Through all of Brother Potter's wide range of
activities he remained constantly in close touch
with his Fraternity, particularly with chapters
in the east. He was the medium of recommendation through which many fine men were initiated into 4> A 9.
engineer, and capitalist, died unexpectedly April
14 in El Paso, Tex. His home was in Beaumont,
Tex., where he had lived for more than four
decades. He was 76. A quiet, unassuming man
and an engineer of great ability. Brother Weed
was identified with much of the progress of his
home area of the state.
Following his graduation from Missouri in
1887, Mr. Weed worked his way through many
steps in the engineering profession, including
the office of state surveyor for Texas, and chief
engineer for a railway company. In 1901 he
turned his talents to the development of oil
fields in the Beaumont district with great success. He retired from this phase of activity in
1928. Mr. Weed spent the rest of his life doing
the things he had always wanted to do, devoting
his time to his huge ranch, his hobby of fishing,
and his interest in the development of the Beaumont area. One of the projects closest to him was
the deep water canal that brought increased
shipping to Beaumont.
Mr. Weed is survived by his wife, two daughters, and a son, William Franklin Weed, Southwestern '24, who was associated with him in
SIDNEY GESSNER BEMIS, Washington
U.S.M.C.R., was killed instantly when a combat plane he was flying crashed while he was
on maneuvers in the Hawaiian Islands some
time during the month of January, 1943.
Brother Bemis attended the. University of