of Phi Delta a for May, 1943
visory board of all the preachers' aid societies; a
member of the Indianapolis Methodist Hospital
and a member of the board of trustees of DePauw
He had held pastorates in Lafayette, Crawfordsville, Rockville, Valparaiso, South Bend, and
Greencastle, and had served as superintendent of
both the South Bend and Greencastle districts.
Dr. Davis was a loyal and devoted member of
A 9, and was adviser to the DePauw chapter
during the period, 1920-1925. It was at this time
that Indiana Zeta built its new house and he
was most active in the project. He is survived by
two Phi sons, Henry T. Davis, DePauw '24, and
William G. Davis, DePauw '25, of Indianapolis.
ROBERT LESLIE PILLOW, Mississippi '00, died in
mid-March at his plantation home, Elmwood,
west of Greenwood, Miss., following a long illness.
Brother Pillow was a devoted member of A 9,
and through his life retained a great interest in
his chapter, and local province activities.
Mr. Pillow was an excellent business man and
an outstanding planter. Primarily engaged in
farming, he operated his plantations successfully
along scientific lines which had brought prosperity to both him and his tenants. A few years
ago he was awarded the degree ot Master Farmer
for the splendid manner in which he operated his
He was a leader in civic and Presbyterian
GEORGE HARRY HILDEBRANDT, Michigan '43, died
very unexpectedly March in the University
Hospital in Ann Arbor. "Hilde," as he was
called by his brothers at Ann Arbor, was a
senior engineer and while at Michigan made an
outstanding record. He served as chapter president for two terms, played three years of varsity
football, and was a laboratory assistant in the
George attended the famous Kiska prep school
before entering Michigan and while there participated in all athletics and also became a
close friend of Cliff Wise, another Michigan Phi.
Upon entrance to Michigan he pledged A 9,
and he and Bob Ufer, national track star, became roommates.
George will be long remembered by his
brother Phis and many friends for his untiring
work on behalf of the Michigan chapter, his
good humor, his friendly manner, and his neverfailing efforts to help all in any task at which
he could be of service. To his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. George Hildebrandt of Hamburg, N.Y.,
Michigan Phi Delts extend their deepest COIT, Michigan Alpha Reporter,
JOHN HENRY JAY, Michigan. '14, died February
18, 1943, after a short illness, in Denver, Colo.
Brother Jay was one of two partners of the firm
of the "Quick Way" Truck Shovel Co., which
he established more than thirteen years ago.
He was a loyal Phi and most interested in the
Fraternity, and his dynamic personality and
good humor will be greatly missed.
DR. JESSE LEE CORLEY, Ohio Wesleyan '01, South
Pasadena, Calif., a leader in Methodist educational activities in lower California for more
than 20 years, died February 8, aged 65. He
had been executive secretary of the Southern
California-Arizona Conference Board of Education of the Methodist Church since 1928.
As a special representative of the World
Sunday School Association, Brother Corley had
organized the National Christian Council of Religious Education in China.
Dr. Corley was honored by both Ohio Wesleyan University and the University of Southern
California with degrees of doctor of divinity.
WILLIAM ALLEN RICHARDSON, Sewanee '83, died
at his home in Louisville, Ky., November 2,
1942. Brother Richardson was a charter member of the Tennessee Beta chapter. In June,
1941, he attended a reunion of the chapter at
Sewanee and spoke at the banquet of the early
days of the group.
DR. GEORGE NAPHTALI LUCCOCK, Wooster '78, a
Presbyterian minister for 62 years, died February 23 at his home in Wooster, Ohio. He was
86 years old.
Born in Kimbolton, Ohio, March 31, 1857,
Dr. Luccock received his A.B. in 1881 from the
University of Wooster, which made him a Doctor
of Divinity twenty-three years later. During
the first ten years of his ministry, 1881-91, he
engaged in home missionary work in Iowa. He
was pastor of the First Church, Bloomington,
Ind.; 1891-94; Metropolitan Church, Washington, D.C, 1894-1903; First Church, Oak Park, 111.,
1903-17; and College Church, Wooster, 19171927.
Although nominally "retired" since 1927, was
acting president of Berea College, Ky., from
October, 1930, to May, 1931. He frequently filled
long engagements as an interim pastor.
Dr. Luccock was a delegate to the World's
Missionary Conference at Edinburgh, 1930; a
member of the committee of the General Assembly to prepare the New Intermediate Catechism, a director of the McCormick Theology
Seminary, Chicago, and of the Western Theology
He is survived by his widow, his second wife,
and four children of his first marriage, one of
whom is Emory Wylie Luccock, Wabash '16.
HORACE HOLMES SEARS, Dartmouth '00, died sud-
denly at his lodging house in Kingsport, Tenn.,
February 6. He had been associated with the
Charles T. Main Co. at Kingsport in defense
As an undergraduate at Dartmouth, Brother
Sears was active in the New Hampshire Alpha