of Phi Delta a for September, 1942
President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, was
granted the honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering by the Clarkson College of Technology,
Potsdam, N.Y., at the Commencement, May 11,
Clarkson; WILLIAM DRYSDALE, McGill '04, Di-
rector of Industrial Planning for Canada, who
had accompanied Minister Howe; and he found
at Clarkson a fellow-classmate in JUDSON NEWELL,
Williams '42, who was completing his Course at
Clarkson and was departing for flight training
in the South as a Naval Aviation cadet.
DANIEL PITTINGER LOOMIS, Union
'25, has just
accepted the position as Counsel for Labor
Relations for the Association of Western Railroads with headquarters in the Union Station
Building, 517 West Adams Street, Chicago.
Brother Loomis entered Union College in the
fall of 1921 and became affiliated with the Union
chapter immediately. His older brother, HENRY
ADAMS LOOMIS, Union '23, now of Cleveland,
DR. CLUVERIUS DELIVERS COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
1942. President Emeritus Brooks presented him
for the degree with the following citation:
"A graduate of the United States Naval Academy in 1896; commissioned Ensign, United States
Navy, 1898; promoted through grades to Rear
Admiral, 1928. He participated in the SpanishAmerican War, and was with the mining squadron in the North Sea in the World War. Later
he was Commandant of the Navy Yard at Norfolk, Va.; was Chief of Staff of the United States
Fleet; member of the Naval Institute and the
American Society of Naval Engineers; at present,
President of Polytechnic Institute:
Wat Tyler Cluverius, a man well worthy of
honor, I recommend that he be given the degree
of Doctor of Engineering."
The Commencement address was delivered by
the Admiral and was received with acclaim as
a forthright declaration of America's war aims.
Admiral Cluverius was in distinguished company receiving degrees, the other recipients being Major General Francis Bowditch Wilby,
Superintendent of the U. S. Military Academy,
West Point; the Honorable' Clarence Decatur
Howe, Minister of Munitions and Supplies for
the Dominion of Canada; and Robert Livingston!: Clarkson, chairman of the Board of the
American Express Company.
Brother Cluverius was greeted by WILLIAM
ALLAN NEWELL, Williams '05, a lile trustee of
was an active member of the chapter at
the time. Brother Loomis interested himself in
the football and lacrosse squads of the college
but a broken ankle suffered in his junior year
eliminated him from further athletic activities.
Graduating in 1925, he entered Harvard Law
School. After graduating from Harvard Law
School in 1928 he entered the employ of the
Delaware and Hudson Railroad in Albany, N.Y.
Some foujr years ago. Brother Loomis was appointed Assistant General Counsel of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad with headquarters
in New York City. The summer of 1941, Brother
Loomis, representing the Eastern Association of
Railroads, by his ability, tact, and courtesy won
the praise of high officials of the Railroad Brotherhoods and of the Interstate Commerce Commission for his handling of the negotiations
between the Railroads and the Brotherhoods
which successfully prevented a threatened nationwide strike. The offer of his present position
is a direct outcome of his success in the negotiations of last FOSTER, Union '20.
JOHN SHARP WILLIAMS, HI, Sewanee '14, at the
National Convention of Insurance Commissioners, held at Denver, was elected President of the
Association. This is an outstanding honor. I
know Brother Williams quite well, having met
him at several meetings of the National Association of Insurance Agents, before he became
Commissioner of Insurance at Mississippi. Coming out of one of our meetings at Chicago, seven
years agto, I found him waiting in the entry
way. He said "Did I not see a A pin on your
vest?" I replied "You surely did." He said
am a Phi from Sewanee.'' He was
very much liked by all of us
CHENEY, Vermont '91.
ELLIODOR LIBONATI, Chicago '14, is conducting
the War Service Bureau of the Chicago Sun. It
is a lively column, giving daily items concerning
the organization and administration of the several branches of the service, of interest especially
to those who are subject to induction.