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In this issue:



use's Dallas Long Breaking World Shotput Record



20 TIPS FOR BETTER FRATERNITY LEADERSHIP




Words ttf Guidance



by

John R. MacArthur

FOUNDER OF
KANSAS STATE CHAPTER



l^et us keep on f* eyes fixe€i
Off the ide€Bl



Dr. MacArthur passed away at
chula vista, calif., on january
31 at the age of 86. his mes-
sage on this page is taken
from the address he gave be-
fore the los angeles conclave

IN 1940.



THE main ideal of Sigma Phi Epsilon is to endeavor to make
our members cultured. Christian, American gentlemen. There
is nothing sissy about this ideal. . . .

To my mind the word Education implies cuhure. refine-
ment, a love of truth and the willingness to face it, straight
thinking — whether you please to call it logical or scientific —
an insistence on verified facts before making conclusions, a
freedom from pettiness, conceit, malice, a hatred of the little
and narrow; it implies being a gentleman. ...

Why will certain individuals and certain organizations in-
sist on thinking themselves better than anybody else? Human
formulas are pretty constant; and while loyalty to or pride
in your own family or organization is justifiable, you do not
have to belittle others who have probably much the same
ideals as you. Let us keep our eyes fixed on the ideal and we
need not trouble about the rest of the world. Let us try to
develop broad-gauge men.



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SIGMA PHI EPSILON



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Help Sigma Phi Epsilon Build Its Foundation

for Brotherhood 2

Voice of the Fraternity 4

Record Shattering Put . . frank gleberman 6

58,000th Sig Ep (Maximillian F. Chavez) . 7

Sig Ep Life Begins at Tennessee Wesleyan . 8

LYNN W. BRANDON AND HARRY STUTZMAN

Sig Ep Hats in the Political Ring .... 12

Twenty Tips for Better Fraternity Leadership 18

RUSSELL H. EWING

This Is Every Brother's Job . u. c. dubach 23

Headquarters Heartbeat Richard f. whiteman 26

Sig Epic Achievement 30

Milestones (Married; Born; Died) ... 38

Founder McFarland Dies in South Carolina . 38

With the Alumni 41

Sig Ep Athletes 47

Good of the Order 49

On the Campus 54

Directory of College Chapters 73

That's About Everything 78

Directory of Officers 80



• ••••••
MAY 1960



Deadline for the September issue is June 25

. . . send material to 744 Lake Crest
Drive, Menasha, Wis. Postmaster: send
change of address on form 3579 to 209
West Franklin Street, Richmond, Va.



VOLUME 57



NUMBER 4



Richard F. Whiteman, Business Manager;
Myrtle Smith, Circulation; Harriet James,
Helen Banc, and Florence Carpenter, Na-
tional Headquarters correspondents. Sigma
Phi Epsilon Journal is published in Septem-
ber, November, February, and May by the
Fraternity. Subscription for life to mem-
bers initiated before August I, 1924, is
$15; by the year $1.50. Subscription for life
is automatic to members initiated from
August I, 1924, to January I, 1952. Sub-
scription for 10 years to members initiated
since January I, 1952. Office of publication
(printer) Curtis Reed Plaza, Menasha, Wis-
consin. -^Address materials for publication
to the Editor. Letters concerning circula-
tion or advertisements should be addressed
to Richard F. Whiteman, 209 W. Franklin
Street, Richmond, Virginia. Second class
postage has been paid at Menasha, Wis-
consin, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Acceptance for mailing at the special rate
of postage provided for in the Act of
February 28, 1925, authorized August 6,
1932. Printed in the U.S.A.



JOHN ROBSON, Editor

• ••••••



HOUSING is the pressing concern of many
Sig Ep chapters. Dick Whiteman deals with
this topic in his NHQ Heartbeat, pages 26-29;
meanwhile here is a picture of the New Mexico
house, which has the same street number
(1901) on Albuquerque's Las Lomas Road as
the year of S "!> E founding.

COVER story appears on page 6. Photo by
Arnold Frankel showing Dallas Long breaking
world record "was taken at moment when
Dallas' speed and power faction was greatest."





Help Sigma Phi Epsilon Build
Its Foundation for Brotherhood




Walter H. Carpenter

ARKANSAS STATE



Ken E. Cooper

BOWLING GREEN



Charles J. Nuese

CONNECTICUT



John H. McPhec

WASHINGTON STAT!



The 1959-60 Foundation Scholars



For the four $350 scholarships
to be awarded by the Foundation
trustees during the current year,
43 men applied. The winners are
pictured on these pages, along
with 12 recipients of an "honorable
mention." The four winners are:

Walter H. Carpenter, Arkan-
sas State, '61, is studying pre-law
on a R. D. Ellington Scholarship,
currently earns a 3-1 average out
of 4.0, and has served the chapter
successively as historian, vice-
president, and president. He has
been very active in student gov-
ernment.

Ken E. Cooper, Bowling
Green, '61 maintains a 3. average
(A is 4), was business manager
of the yearbook and IFC secre-
tary. Named ""Outstanding
Greek" for 1959, he is a member
of Omicron Delta Kappa and Beta
Alpha Psi. He has served the
chapter as secretary-treasurer,
vice-president, and president. He
plans to become an accounting
professor.



Charles J. Nuese, Connecti-
cut, '61, heading for a career in
research engineering or teaching,
has an index of 37 (A is 40). He
has been president of the chapter,
member of Student Senate, Blood
Drive chairman, Connecticut Day
chairman, member of the intra-
mural track and handball teams,
and participant in the University
Concert Chorus. He is a Univer-
sity Scholar (among top 30 in
11,000) and a member of Eta
Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi.



John H. MePhee, Washing-
ton State, '60, has held jobs to
defray his educational expenses
since high school days, and plans
to become a dentist. He has served
the chapter as vice-president and
pledge-trainer, has held numerous
chairmanships, and participated in
nearly all intramural sports. He
is a member of Omicron Delta
Kappa, has headed IFC money-
raising projects, and was chair-
man of Popcorn Forum. He is on
the Y executive council.



What the William L. Phillips Foundation Is



The William L. Phillips Foun-
dation of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Inc.
is an educational foundation based
on brotherhood principles. Its
outstanding purpose is to afford
scholarships for worthy students
in chapters of Sigma Phi Epsilon
who need and deserve supple-
mentary financial help in obtain-



ing an education, and to encour-
age such students "to develop
physically, morally, intellectually
and socially."

The Foundation had its be-
ginnings on December 17, 1943,
when a group of the Fraternity's
leaders met in Washington, D.C.,
and drew up a certificate of in-



corporation and by-laws, and ap-
plied for a charter. Incorporated
in the District of Columbia, the
Foundation honors the name of
Uncle Billy Phillips for his role
in the founding and development
of the Fraternity. Officers must be
outstanding men in Sigma Phi
Epsilon.

Q. Why a foundation based
on brotherhood principles?

The men who are behind our
Foundation admire America's
great scientific and economic
achievements but believe that
higher education through the
right kind of brotherhood on the
campus can contribute heart-build-
ing influences to the nation and
the world. They believe that while
Sigma Phi Epsilon must be strong
and great in its brothers, it must
also have height and greatness as
an institution. No matter how un-
selfishly beats the Sig Ep heart, a
helping hand has to have some-
thing in it.

Q. How may one contribute
to the William L. Phillips
Foundation?

Alumni especially can support
this cause, thereby exercising their
hearts, by filling out the coupon
below.

Please send $1, $5, $10, $25,
$50, $100, $200, $500, $1,000, or
more, to the Sigma Phi Epsilon
Scholarship Fund of the William
L. Phillips Foundation, 209 West
Franklin Street, Richmond 20,
Virginia. Your check should be
made out to the William L. Phil-
lips Foundation of Sigma Phi
Epsilon Fraternity, Inc. The
money will be invested at the
discretion of the William L.
Phillips Trustees to provide for
future Sigma Phi Epsilon schol-
arship needs. The department of
Internal Revenue has ruled that
contributions to the Foundation
may be deducted from personal
income taxes within the limita-
tions of the 1954 Internal Revenue
Code, and that bequests, legacies,
devices, or transfers are deducti-
ble within the Code. Should you
wish to put this type of living
memorial in your will, the
Foundation should be designated
as a beneficiary.




■■il-^iiiifi




Dick M. Enochs

BAKER



Richard F. Gallagher Thomas L. Green

INDIANA RUTGERS




John L. Gunter

MARSHALL



Tharon L. Jack

DAVIS AND ELKINS



Ronald L. Johnson

TERRE HAUTE




Clen A. Johnston

WICHITA



Edwin M. Kaiser

YOUNGSTOWN



Richard P. Nalesnik

BOSTON




Claude L. Rowley, Jr.

NEBRASKA



Pan! G. Ulrich

MONTANA



D. Eugene Valentine

UTAH STATE



I WANT TO DO MY PART FOR THE FOUNDATION!

Office of Secretary

William L. Phillips Foundation of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity,

Inc.
209 West Franklin Street
Richmond 20, Virginia

I am enclosing dollar (s) as my contribution to the

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Scholarship and Educational Fund of
the William L. Phillips Foundation, part of which is to be used for
current scholarships and the remainder to be invested at the discre-
tion of the William L. Phillips Trustees for future scholarship needs.

Name Chapter and Class

Address



aice o/ THE FRATERNITY



// is hoped that the letters or portions of let-
ters which appear in '^Voice of the Fraternity,"
for the spirit they bequeath and advice they in-
clude, will contribute to a stronger bond. — Ed.

Our Last Words

What is a military college like? What are the
students like? I guess these are questions most
asked by students from civilian colleges.

Norwich University is not like most military
schools because it is a civilian-military college.
Social life is an important aspect of this particular
type of school. Fraternities have been especially
vital in providing the necessary social outlet.

In the fall of 1956, there were six national fra-
ternities existing at Norwich. They were: Sigma
Phi Epsilon, Theta Chi (founded at Norwich),
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Nu, Tau Delta Phi,
and Lambda Chi Alpha.

These six fraternities provided a social outlet
for about 500 students, and this number consti-
tuted about 40 per cent of the cadet corps. The
fraternities were well organized, respected, and
provided a large portion of the social life at Nor-
wich.



ZmM




DFDICATION




FoiinHei-s Day Banquet



Mississippi Southern Sig Eps are justifiably
proud of their chapter newspaper The SPEgot.



However, despite the outstanding work of Sig
Ep and other fraternities at Norwich, University
officials decided to abolish fraternities. The Ver-
mont Alpha chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon will be
but a memory after June, 1960. Losing Sig Ep has
had a severe effect on the present brotherhood, es-
pecially those who must remain at the University
several more years. The brothers will be unable to
experience something which only a fraternity can
provide. Brotherhood.

The brothers fought hard to deter the abolish-
ment of fraternities, but their efforts were inces-
santly frustrated.

What must the fraternities abdicate to? Class
Clubs will be established in their places, according
to University officials. The innovation was neces-
sary in order to provide a social outlet for the
entire Corps of Cadets. Whether class clubs can
adequately fill the gap left by the loss of fraterni-
ties is seriously doubted by most fraternity men on
campus.

The only consolation for the brothers of Sig Ep
is the scholarship fund, from the sale of the house,
which has been established for present Sig Eps,
and for their sons who may choose to attend Nor-
wich in future years. "What man does not change
for the better, time, the great innovator will change
for the worst," said Ralph Waldo Emerson. This
apothegm of wisdom is applicable in the abolish-
ment of fraternities at Norwich. In years to come,
those responsible for striking the death blow to
Sig Ep and the other five fraternities will realize
the magnitude of their mistake. But for the pres-
ent, the men of Norwich must suffer for the mis-
take of others. Therefore, with this article, I sign
the death certificate of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Ver-
mont Alpha, Norwich University. — Bob Lauben-
HEIMER, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Norwich University,
Northfield, Vt.

Wanted: Alumni Talk

We at Mississippi Southern are proud of The
SPEgot and the message we hope it (Conveys. Our
only wish is that it meet with the approval of our
alumni. We have received many letters and com-
ments from them, but there are still many whom
we have not heard from. Since this paper is pri-
marily concerned with establishing better alumni
relations, we would like to hear from each and
every one of them. I would like to include an
"Alumni Talk" column in the next issue, and this
can only be accomplished through personal con-
tact. We are looking forward to hearing from all
of our alumni. — Robert A. Rath, Historian, Mis-
sissippi Southern, Box 366, Sta. "A", Hattiesburg,
Miss.



Pursuit of Excellence

They said it couldn't be done . . . but Kansas
State Sig Eps did it!

In one semester we came up in scholarship from
19th place to 4th among the 23 fraternities on
campus.

The new scholarship program initiated last fall
is the reason for this "luck." Our program now
calls for a 2.20 grade average for the initiation of
a pledge, and the maintaining of a 2.20 scholar-
ship level for the actives in our chapter.

Most actives contend that the new plan is re-
sponsible for the 2.59 active grade average and the
2.18 pledge average. The University all-men's
grade average was 2.285.

Said chapter president Lee White, when asked
about the scholastic achievement, "We still have
three other fraternities to top." — Richard L.
Bach, Kansas State chapter, 1015 North Sunset
St., Manhattan, Kan.

Sig Eps with u Cuuse

In recent years, the Rutgers student body, like
its counterparts on many another American cam-
pus, has been plagued by an ever-increasing blight
of student apathy. At Rutgers the main bulwark
against this apathy has been the fraternity system ;
from its ranks comes the great majority of campus
leaders and equally important "interested" stu-
dents.

In November, a challenge appeared. It came in
the form of a bond issue referendum which would,
if passed by New Jersey's voters, benefit every
state-supported institution of higher education.

The response was immediate. At Rutgers, the
Rutgers Emergency Student Committee for Uni-
versity Education — RESCUE for short, was or-
ganized to support, in every way possible, the pas-
sage of the referendum. Ted Marchese, a junior
member of New Jersey Beta, was named as head
of the speakers committtee of RESCUE. In this
capacity he was responsible for scheduling speak-
ing tours for 160 students, including himself — ar-
ranging for them to appear before women's clubs,
P.T.A. groups, and the like all across the state.

By now the passage of the bond issue referen-
dum is history, and Ted, now a member of Stu-
dent Council, has made the following encouraging
statement:

" 'A generation without a cause' is a label com-
monly applied to our college generation. But too
often it is used by young men and women as a
cover to shrug off responsibility. The problem of
higher education in our country is a continuing
one, one in which the voice of the student can be
felt and should more often be heard. RESCUE
demonstrated to the Rutgers student body the un-
bounded power they have in influencing commu-
nity action and restored the faith of many in our
college student bodies." — Dick Corcoran, His-
torian, Rutgers, 572 George St., New Brunswick,
N.J.



Chupter Brothers

I have read with enthusiasm the February edi-
tion. Brother Shirkey is to be congratulated for
his words of wisdom. It is interesting that Dr.
Shirkey graduated from R-M.C. when I was a
freshman there.

Dr. Francis Lankford [Randolph-Macon; presi-
dent of Longwood College] and I were two of
three recipients of honorary LL.D. degrees at a
Convocation at Randolph-Macon College on Octo-
ber 9. We did not see any of the brothers on this
visit to our Alma Mater. My son, Bowen, Jr., is a
freshman this year at R-M.C. — R. Bowen Hard-
ESTY, Randolph-Macon, President, State Teachers
College, Frostburg, Md.

First of Four

We would like to correct an error that appeared
in the last Journal. In the listing of chapter
scholastic standings, Illinois Gamma chapter at
Monmouth College was listed as having placed
fourth out of four fraternities, and yet in the first
quartile. The fact is that for the 1958-59 school
year, Sig Ep was first out of four among the Mon-
mouth fraternities. — Nelson Potter, Historian,
Monmouth chapter, Monmouth, 111.

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Concerning the words "Sig Ep" ... I agree that
the two words are not euphonic. In fact they are a
little un-euphonic. Nevertheless, we are stuck with
them as the nearest thing to a usable nickname or
familiar name that can be worked out of Sigma
Phi Epsilon except SPE. It is my opinion that we
lose our identity completely whenever we use SPE.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon has done too good a public
relations job on SAE, for us to dare to use the
similar SPE.

In fact, to do so is just to invite the term^
"SPE, the poor man's SAE," and in view of the
youth of our fraternity, it is my belief that the un-
euphonic but individualistic "Sig Ep" is much pref-
erable, and when popularized nationally (which
it has never been) will lead to great increments in
recognition and prestige. The fraternity as a
whole, however, needs to undertake the job of sell-
ing the college world on the name "Sig Ep." —
Jasper H. Arnold, M.D., Texas '35, 1611 Medical
Towers, Houston, Tex.

► We are told that the poor will be with us
always; even so, this certainly does not war-
rant an inferiority complex on the part of
S.P.E., as it is called in some places, for it
is no disgrace. God, the richest patron in the
universe, is behind our altar. Christ the big
brother will be with us always when we let
him, and we look UP only to those things
which are set upon a height.




Dallas Long, Southern California's mighty
shot-putter, is 19 years old, 6-4, weighs
260, and has a B average in Pre-Dentistry.



Heading for the Olympics,
Southern Cal's Dallas Long
is mixed up in some mighty
furious shotput competition



By FRANK GLEBERMAN




Record

Shattering

Put



FOR some months the spotlight of collegiate
sport has been focused on the campus of
the University of Southern California, for
here precisely three-quarters of America's
world-beating shotput talent is uniquely con-
centrated. The use Trojans have become
known as the power of the world in track and
field. And when the question, "Who is the
world's greatest in the shotput?" is answered,
it will probably be answered here. In fact, it
will probably be answered in the USC Sig Ep
house for there lives a fabulous 19-year-old
sophomore named Dallas Long.

On March 5, at the Southern Pacific Ath-
letic Association Track and Field Relays, Dal-
las Long was competing for the University
of Southern California. USC has had the long-
est winning streak of any school track team in
history, well over 80 meets as the 1960 season
opened. Since the beginning of the Trojan
teams, at least one SC star has walked away
with a gold medal in every Olympic competi-
tion.

In keeping with the Trojan tradition, Dal-
las was out to win the shot event at the SPAA
track event. At this meet, O'Brien and Nieder
didn't show up, but Dallas had Davis to put
up with. As the competition progressed, Davis
pulled in front of Dallas with a put of 61'2'''.
On his final put, Dallas unleashed a record-
shattering put of 63'?''', erasing the old stand-
ard held by O'Brien of 63'2". So much for
that.

Three weeks later, in the 1960 meet be-
tween the Southern California Striders (for-
merly the Los Angeles Athletic Club) and the
University of California Trojans, the great-
est head-to-head shotput competition in his-
tory evolved between Dallas Long of USC



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and the Striders' Dave Davis. Long had
broken O'Brien's world record with his heave
of 63'7", however, Bill Nieder of the Army
came along two weeks later to beat that with
a throw of 63' 10".

As the competition got under way at the
USC-Strider meet, Davis uncorked a tre-
mendous heave shattering the world record
with a 63'10V2" Put. Then Dallas Long had
his turn and put the shot (rolling off the side
of his hand) 63'5", a great put but not
enough to beat Davis. Then, grim-faced, Dal-
las waited until his turn came up again, set in
the cement circle and amid the fanatic cheer-
ing of the overflowing crowd, uncorked a fan-
tastic record-shattering put of 64'6V2"- I"^"
mediately, the field was surveyed to determine
if it was level (it was), and Dallas' shotput
was impounded to be weighed (it was 1 ounce
overweight) — so the record toss was sub-
mitted for recognition as a new world stand-
ard.

Of course, this isn't the end of the story.
This will go on up to and through the Olym-
pics this summer in Rome, Italy. The 1960
Olympics will probably have three athletes
representing the United States in the shotput,
all of whom were or are former Trojans, with
Dallas leading the group. Many authoritative
observers, including his coach. Dean Crom-
well, feel he is still merely "warming up" and
that at 19 he is still developing towards the
height of his power.

Few brothers at the Sig Ep house are more
popular than Long. He is moderate, modest,
and inclined to be nonchalant about his com-
petition. "We'd have pledged him if he'd been
a little, shriveled-up shrimp — he's that like-
able," says chapter brother Steve Harris, an
SC yell leader. Dallas is six-four and weighs
260.

Maxwell Stiles, an alumnus brother from
the U.S.C. Sig Ep house, is a well-known
sports writer who contributes a daily column
to the Los Angeles Mirror News. "What is
your biggest goal for 1960?" Stiles recently
asked Dallas Long. His reply was the Olympic
championship at Rome. "Next," said Long,
"I feel that I can and will hit over 66 feet this
year."

The world awaits the fulfillment of this
prediction.



^ 58,OOOTH SIG EP if




MAXIMILLIAN F. CHAVEZ of Albuquer-
que, N.M., was initiated as the 58,000th Sig
Ep by New Mexico Alpha at the University
of New Mexico on February 6, 1960. He is
the 344th initiate of this chapter.

A sophomore in the Fine Arts college,
majoring in commercial design, he is also
taking a correspondence course in bookkeep-
ing. Max is 5'9" tall, weighs 152 pounds
and has black hair and brown eyes.

Born in Albuquerque, April 17, 20 years
ago, he is a member of the Roman Catholic
church there. His father is a building con-
tractor for whom Max works during the
summers. A younger brother also attends
the University of New Mexico and a younger
sister is in junior high.

Max attended the Holy Cross Abbey High
School for boys in Canon City, Colo., where
he earned the National Rifle Association
junior diploma as a sharpshooter. He also
was a member of the Abbey Glee Club.
Sports cars are his hobby.

Present activities include membership in
the Newman Center Publicity Committee.
He plays on the Sig Ep intramural football,
basketball, and softball teams. He is a strong
supporter of his chapter and says he believes
it helps him lead a more active and social
life on campus.

Max is on leave from his studies this
semester and serving six months' active duty
in the Marine Corps. He plans to be back
in time to register in the University for the
fall term. —Dick Kenyon

• •••••••••••




Townsend Memorial Hall houses the offices of
administration of Tennessee Wesleyan College.



Si^ Ep life Begins

at
Tennessee Wesleyan



By LYNX W. BRANDON
anil HARRY STUTZMAN



Chapter president Randall Miller receives
charter from Grand Officer C. Maynard Turner
while College president Ralph Mahoney (right)
and Dean Best (holding the Charter) look on.




ETA IOTA TAU fraternity of Tennessee Wes-
leyan College in Athens, Tenn., joined


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