The SCROLL of Phi Delta a for September,
man numeral winner in basketball and
golf, he still found time to take an active
part in the Badger, Wisconsin's yearbook.
Restricting his athletic efforts to golf, he
BURLEIGH EDMUND JACOBS, Wisconsin '42
played number one position, was sports
editor of the Wisconsin Badger, and was
elected by the students to the Badger
board of control with a huge majority.
Election to Iron Cross, senior men's
honor society, BTl,, honorary commerce
fraternity, the presidency of the Badger
board of control, and chairmanships of
various dances occurred his third year.
In the fall of 1941, Jacobs' senior year,
he was Homecoming Chairman, in
charge of all football weekends, and
chairman of the annual Homecoming
ball. Against great odds he was elected
president of the senior class.
War placed Jacobs as one of the student leaders appointed by President
Dykstra to the Student Defense Council.
The work of this student group has
placed Wisconsin far ahead of other
universities in regard to meeting the
war emergency. Jacobs wound up his
career as chairman of the Senior Service
ball at which the Fourth Flying Badger
Unit was inducted ij.to the United States
Navy Air Corps. Honored by membership in and awarded Senior
Honors, Burleigh was graduated in the
first World War II class from the University of Wisconsin in June 1942. To
climax his college career, he was avirarded
the Western Conference (Big Ten) medal
for combining proficiency in scholarship
The fitting memorial of the class of
1942 which reflects Burleigh E. Jacobs
is the donation of the funds of the senior
class to the War Memorial Fund. The
fund is designated to be held after
the war at which time the money is to be
used to study the causes and renledies for
war and to aid students in ptirsuing
courses which will make the world less
liable to war.
Burleigh Jacobs wasn't lucky. He
worked for what he received. His excellent grades and his achievements are
a result of hard work. Very systematic
about everything, whether it be his accoujiting, his major field of study, or
about his schedule for golf practice,
Jacobs completed what he started.
As a result of men like Jacobs, Wisconsin Alpha has attained a place
of commanding influence at Wisconsin.
During his four-year attendance, the
chapter's scholarship rose from thirtysecond to third out of thirty-seven fraternities. Burleigh Jacobs, has set a fine
example for all his brothers to follow,
and his influence will be felt for many
years to com'e.
JACOBS IN ACTION