The SCROLL of Phi Delta Theta for November,
feld of Columbia University, records not
only a listener's reactions to whole programs on the radio but also his favorable
and unfavorable responses to various
parts of a particular broadcast.
There can be no question about the
usefulness of this latest Stanton invention. It will be invaluable in a variety
of investigations: in compiling data for
the improvement of advertising techniques, in tabulating the musical (and
other) likes and dislikes of the radio
public, "knd, most vital in time of war,
in determining the effectiveness of various types of propaganda.
Brother Stanton's ability to keep half
a dozen irons in the fire all at one time
without letting any of them get cold did
not end when he left the A house at
O.W.U. In New York he has continued
to do the work of three or four men. He
was for three years associate director of
the Office of Radio Research at Princeton. Since 1940 he has been consultant
to the corresponding department at
Columbia university. Meanwhile he has
puIaKshed a couple of books, written
articles for the technical journals, and
addressed numerous meetings of psychologists and conferences on radio problems. For the past year at C.B.S. he has
not only carried on his research activities
but has served also as acting director of
sales full-time job.
His recent appointment to a vice-presidency, according to the official C.B.S.
news release, "involves no immediate
change in Dr. Stanton's activities, but
looks toward the further development of
research as an important factor in many
areas of C.B.S. operations."
For more than a year Stanton has been
dividing his time between New York
and Washington. He was called into
government service first as a member of
the Committee for National Morale,
later as Consultant of the Bureau of
Intelligence of the Office of War Information. More recently he has taken on
the additional duties of an expert consultant to the Secretary of War and is
now spending Fridays, Saturdays, and
Sundays in Washington.
Ohio Wesleyan Phis of the late
nineteen-twenties will remember Brother
Stanton's driving energy, his industry,
and his exacting standards of
same qualities which his business associates admire today. But the men of
Ohio Beta will remember other things
too. They will remember Frank's originality which made our dances and Homecoming decorations the cleverest on the
campus. They will recall rough-houses
in which he figured prominently and
aggressively. They will remember his
room at the head of the stairs, so inviting
for bull-sessions that it became known as
the "convention hall." They will remember, finally, his active interest and belief
in the Fraternity. Along with Phis
everywhere, Frank's Wesleyan brothers
will be proud of his brilliant record still
in the making.
Alumni in War Time
PASSAGE of the law to conscript men of eighteen and nineteen years of age for the army was
inevitable but brings closer the time when colleges and fraternities can operate only with the utmost
difficulty. As in all things necessary to the winning of the war, it will be met with their wholehearted cooperation, we are certain.
One fraternity chapter has formed a committee of one hundred alumni who have pledged themselves to carry the chapter through the emergency. They will be organized to function in any needed
capacity even to the payment of $1.00 per month each to meet financial commitments.
IN peace times it is somewhat difficult to explain the place of the alumni in the fraternity picture.
Americans are never greatly interested in "stand by" service; want action. Well, the opportunity
is certainly here and we shall see how many just wear the badge and how many really "belong."
The too old and the physically unfit all say they want to help win the war and stand behind
the men who are called into active service. These men want their fraternity chapters to return
to when the war is over. They won't be there unless some one makes it his business to see that
they are saved. The time has come to organize your chapter Greek Exchange.