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November 5, 1959, at Larchmont, N.Y.

To Capt. and Mrs. Wray JoUey, Oklahoma
State, '47, a son, Thomas Hugh, their fourth child,
on January 17, 1960, at Offutt Air Force Base,

To Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goff, Rutgers, '56, a
daughter, Cynthia Ann, on January 13, 1960.


'Xerxes did die, and so must I."

— The New England Primer

Charles Albert Browne, Jr., Arkansas, employee
of the Newt Harrell Insurance Agency, Wichita,
Kan., World War II veteran and a lieutenant
colonel in the Army Reserve; active member of
the Wichita Alumni Chapter; on Christmas Day,
1959, at Wichita.

John W. Salisbury, Colorado, '25, attorney of
law in Denver before 1930 when he moved to Palm
Beach, Fla., to become partner in a law firm and
sometime state's attorney; former track captain
and student body president at his alma mater,
for some years holder of the conference record
for the 100-yard dash; Army oflBcer in World
War II; on February 24, 1960, at Palm Beach,
at the age of 60.

J. Ed Kanipe, Duke, '15, outstanding pitcher
(25-2-1) for his alma mater when it was still
Trinity College; first man from his native Mc-
Dowell County to enlist in World War I, one-
time state senator, longtime agent and investiga-
tor for the FBI (1921-55) ; on February 11, 1960,
at Asheville, N.C., after a brief illness.

John R. MacArthur, Kansas State, charter
member and Number 1 initiate of the chapter on
February 23, 1918, founder of the chapter news-
paper The Hoop of Steel; graduate of the Uni-
versity of Manitoba and recipient of Ph.D. at
Chicago; instructor at Manitoba College, head
of department of English and subsequently dean
at New Mexico State; professor of English at
Kansas State; associate professor of English,
professor of languages, freshman dean at various
times at California Institute of Technology; made
dean of the Episcopal Church in 1928, ordained
a priest in 1945, vicar of Church of the Good
Shepherd, Bonita, Calif., 1954; onetime national
editor, national secretary, and national president
of Pi Delta Epsilon; author of a number of cul-
tural books; on January 31, 1960, at Chula Vista,
Calif., at the age of 86. On January 23, Dr. Mac-
Arthur wrote an old chapter brother: "I wish you
would tell the brothers — as many as you are in
touch with — that I think of them all and want
them to know what they meant to my life. . . .
They are a wonderful group of boys and it is
one of the happiest memories of my life." (A pic-
ture of Brother MacArthur appears with message
on inside front cover. Ed.)

Robert C. Besler, Kansas State, '33, on Febru-
ary 5, 1960, at Los Angeles, Calif.

Charles M. Haughton, Kansas State, '18, an
official with the Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
at Wichita, Kan., for 35 years; longtime member
of the American Society of Safety Engineers; on
November 23, 1959, at Wichita; of a heart attack.

Harry W. Clark, Lawrence, '22; on June 12,
1953, at Duluth, Minn,

Dale Preston, Nebraska, '45, in the fall of
1959, in an automobile accident.

Bill Anderson, Nebraska, '49, in the fall of 1959,
in an automobile accident.

Hurley Fellows, Oregon State, '20, member of
the research staff of Kansas State University and
the United States Department of Agriculture;
recipient of a Ph.D. in plant pathology 'from the
University of Wisconsin; on April 27, 1959, at
Manhattan, Kan.

James Wesmey, Washington U. (St. Louis), a
student in the Schools of Architecture and Engi-
neering of the University from September, 1953,
to June, 1957; served as second lieutenant in the
U. S. Army until November, 1958, when he re-
turned to the University to continue his studies
in mechanical engineering while working part
time at Nooter Corporation; on Washington's
birthday, 1960, of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Raymond L. Paulus, Wisconsin, on September
18, 1956, at Lafayette, Ind.


At Central Florida Christmas ball. From left, seated: Al Alsobrook, Nancy Wakefield, Bonnie
Brooks, Searce Brokaw, Bunny Sunday, and Pat Hill, Standing: Bob Brooks, Charles Brokaw,
(alumni sparkplug), Ernest Palmer, and Francis Thompson. Ball was held at Orlando club.




The following chapters have informed the
Journal of Founders' celebrations held and of
coming anniversary celebrations :

The Baker chapter, the first in the state of
Kansas for Sigma Phi Epsilon, will celebrate its
fiftieth anniversary at the annual stag on June 4.
A rededication of the recently built fraternity
house, a stag dinner in the Student Union, and a
dance will be the feature events. An enjoyable ex-
perience is in store for all the alumni, especially
for those who have not visited the chapter recently.
Please write the chapter for reservations for this
golden anniversary celebration.

Dartmouth alumni and undergraduates gath-
ered at the chapter house on November 1 for their
annual national Founders' Day banquet. Guest
speaker was Francis M. Qua, '11, founder of the
chapter, who told the assemblage of over 100 about
his early experiences as founder and first president
of New Hampshire Alpha and as first governor of
District I. Brother Qua presented pledge cards to
the 1959 pledge class of the chapter. Province Di-
rector Ralph E. Seefeldt represented the national.
Other speakers were Richard A. Guilford, past

president of the chapter, and Chapter president
Bruce H. Hasenkamp.

The annual meeting of the Alumni Household-
ing Corporation was held on Homecoming Week-
end last November, at which time the chapter's
fall alumni-parents weekend was also held. A
large group of alumni met to discuss chapter ac-
tivities and corporation business, as well as to
elect these new officers: Reynolds E. Moulton, '35,
president; Francis M. Qua, '11, first vice-presi-
dent; Charles H. Sargent, '20, second vice-presi-
dent; Robert E. Huke, '48, treasurer; and Harry
W. Savage, '25, secretary.

Celebration of the 51th anniversary of the char-
tering of New Hampshire Alpha took place during
the annual spring Chapter Founders' Day week-
end, April 22-24. Cocktail parties, dances, a meet-
ing of the Alumni Householding Corporation, and
a grand banquet, at which Dr. Charles H. Malik,
former president of the United Nations General
Assembly was keynote speaker, were included in
the commemorative activities.

At Lincoln, the alumni and members of Ne-
braska Alpha are planning a celebration of the
50th anniversary of the chapter next year. Plans
will be made at the 1960 annual banquet of the
chapter which will be held at the Hotel Corn-


Baldwin-Wallace alumni
board in chapter's new
dining room. From left:
Roesch, Craig, Merkle,
Johnson, Springer, Lang.

busker May 14. A suitable program is being
planned with emphasis on attendance by charter
and other early members.

—Addis T. Ward, '43


The Arkansas State Alumni Chapter held a
meeting February 28th, electing new officers: pres-
ident, Eugene Stillions; vice-president, Jim Sul-
cer; secretary. Bob Kittrell; and treasurer, Edgar

The Alumni Corporation meets twice a year;
once at Homecoming and once on the day of the
Queen of Hearts Ball.


Members of the Baltimore Alumni Chapter
joined with the actives of Johns Hopkins on
March 4 in their annual Sweetheart Dance. The
alumni chapter had their best representation ever
at this affair as 20 members attended.

The next meeting of the chapter will be a din-
ner meeting at the Hopkins Club on May 13. Of-
ficers for the 1960-1961 year will be elected.

Present officers: John Haas, president; William
Dunbar, vice-president; Roland Eppley, secretary;
Phillip Kirby, treasurer; William Greiser, his-
torian. — William E. Greiser


The Buffalo Alumni Chapter, incorporated in
1958, now boasts a membership of 63. At the last
meeting the group elected the following officers:
president, Daniel Clark, '55; vice-president, Nor-
man Fagnan, '59; secretary, Lenard Goodman,
'57; controller, Robert Dobrowolski, '56.

A unique idea is being used in the hope it will
draw the active chapter closer to the graduates.
The system of "big-brother," and "little-brother"
has been carried over to include the alumnus. Now
this becomes a triangular-shaped relationship.

Each brother has been assigned an alumnus and
it is his duty to inform this alumnus of any com-
ing events. With this relationship, the alumni are
able to keep abreast of all the activities.

— David Syrek

The Buffalo Alumni Chapter held a cocktail
party prior to the annual Sweetheart Dance on
March 26. Hosts and hostesses at the party were
Mrs. and Mrs. Mark Soukup, Robert Dobrowolski,
and Anne Marie Hagen.

2nd Lt. Dave Lepard, USAF, is stationed at
Ethan Allen AFB, Vt.

The alumni want to congratulate the local par-
ents' association for a job well done in their fund-
raising card party and raffle.

We hope to see a large turn out at the annual
Alumni-Active Picnic to be held this summer.

Congratulations to Chapter Counselor and Mrs.
Mark Soukup on their recent marriage.

All Western New York Alumni who want to be
on the mailing list for the forthcoming Buffalo
Alumni Newsletter are asked to send their name
and address to Robert Dobrowolski, 1047 Genesee
St., Buffalo 11, N.Y.

- — Robert Dobrovpolski

Central Florida

Central Florida Alumni Association staged its
second annual Christmas Ball in Orlando on De-
cember 21, 1959. General Dance Chairman was
Bob Brooks, Mississippi State, '52. In keeping
with the precedent set the previous year, the ball
featured introduction of all pledges to Sigma Phi
Epsilon residing in Central Florida though attend-
ing colleges in various parts of the state or coun-
try. Also featured was a singing group from Flor-
ida Alpha Chapter in Gainesville which included
Chapter president Al Alsobrook.

A surprise was informal announcement of en-
gagement of Al Alsobrook to Nancy Wakefield
who was Orange Bowl Queen for 1959 festivities
in Miami. Approximately 250 people attended.
—Charles H. Brokaw


On February 17, the actives and pledges of Ohio
Zeta joined members of the Cleveland Alumni
Chapter at the Manger Hotel in Cleveland to
honor Grand President Harry D. Kurtz. Following
a cocktail hour and dinner the group heard an
address by President Kurtz in which he praised


Ohio Zeta for its progress in the past two years.
He said that two years ago he would not have
given a "plugged nickel" for the survival of Ohio
Zeta but through endeavors of the alumni and ac-
tives the chapter is on its way to the top. Kurtz
explained many of the measures passed at the
Washington Conclave. — ^Charles O'Neal


On October 27, the Columbus alumni held their
first Annual Homecoming Party at the Beechwold
Inn. The 64 Sig Ep alumni and their dates en-
joyed themselves and promised to repeat the party
in 1960.

The Queen of Hearts dinner dance was held on
February 13, at the Worthington Inn. A brief in-
termission was taken by all to watch our own Ohio
State Buckeyes win another basketball game.

The next social affair will be the alumni picnic
in early June at the Columbus Dispatch Country
Club. All Sig Eps in the Columbus area are urged
to attend.

There will be a stag dinner and election of of-
ficers at the Maennenchor Club on April 13.

The present officers are: president, Gordon
Kresheck; vice-president, Charles Hill; secretary,
Richard Dennis; treasurer, Gordon Edredge; so-
cial chairman, Robin Schmidt.

The board of directors are the officers and the
following: Lee Peck, Ferd Pickens, Don Swales,
Walt Desmond, Jack Nida, Paul Pepper and Gor-
don Mead. — Richard I. Dennis


Members of the Connecticut Alumni Chapter
met at Oakdale Tavern, Route 5, Wallingford, on
January 21 for a boneless fried chicken dinner.

Peter J. Cascio, Massachusetts, '21, of the Peter
Cascio Nurseries and chairman of the Natural Re-
sources Council of Connecticut, presented a color
film on Basic Techniques of Home Landscaping.

— Don Scroll


A Valentine dinner-dance for Dallas area
alumni and their wives was attended by 32 of the
members. This dinner dance will be an annual af-
fair. The couples danced to the music of a combo,
and were entertained by one of the comedy acts
from a local club.

A donation has been sent to the Texas Alpha
chapter to be used on the new house.

The May meeting will be held with the chapter
at North Texas State.

— D. Jackson Young


The Denver Alumni Chapter has held an elec-
tion of officers, mostly at the insistence of Chester
"Chet" Schrepferman, the past local president for
so long a time that no one remembers anyone with
the gavel but "Chet." They are Otto Eastland, Jr.,

Colorado Mines, president; Jon Overmyer, Okla-
homa State, vice-president; and Charles R. Patch,
Colorado, retains the job of secretary-treasurer.
The active membership roll has 76 members, in-
cluding three past Grand Presidents of Sigma Phi
Epsilon — those being Judge Francis Knauss,
Charles Patch, and Dr. William C. Smolenske.

The Denver Alumni chapter wishes to invite
any of the brothers living in the Denver area to
attend our regularly weekly meetings, held on
Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Den-
ver Dry Good's Tearoom.

— Jon T. Overmyer


Grand President Harry D. Kurtz addressed
nearly 100 Sig Eps and fathers at the annual
Ball State chapter father and son banquet Febru-
ary 28, in the ballroom of the Student Center.
His subject was the over-all financial program of
Sigma Phi Epsilon.

While the banquet was in progress, House-
mother Mrs. Mary Hunt and the Mothers' and
Wives' Club played hostess at dinner to the
mothers of some 75 brothers and pledges. The
mothers have adopted a project to produce $450
to buy a new electric mixer for the kitchen.


Members of the Pennsylvania Delta Foundation
held their annual board of directors meeting at
the chapter house February 29, with 15 alumni
and 8 undergraduate members present.

National Board member Raymond C. McCron,
'43, explained the Fraternity's chapter loans and
investment program. — C. R. Hilton

Grand president Harry D. Kurtz addresses
Father and Son banquet at Ball State. At
right: Chapter president John Calhoun.



Sixty Phoenix Sigma Phi Epsilon alumni and
Arizona State undergraduates and their wives
and some parents enjoyed a meeting and dinner
March 4 at ASU Memorial Union.

Speakers during the evening were Frank Mad-
dock, Scottsdale, and Mrs. Charles Rost, Phoenix.
Both are parents of actives.

Maddock, a civil engineer, spoke on "Ecuador
Today" and Mrs. Rost's subject was, "What the
Fraternity Means to My Son." Maddock is the
father of Bill Maddock, Arizona State University
junior. Mrs. Rost is the mother of Mike Rost, also
of the ASU chapter, and a senior.

Honored at the dinner were members of the
Golden Hearts Club, consisting of wives of fra-
ternity alumni, mothers of members, and Sig Ep

The Phoenix Alumni Chapter desires any alum-
nus from any chapter who comes to Phoenix for
a visit or to stay permanently, to contact either
Dr. George Calderwood, District Governor, at
926 Apache Blvd., Tempe; James Homan, presi-
dent, 4035 E. Osborne Rd., Phoenix; Dale Pugh,
treasurer, 1222 W. Coolidge, Phoenix; or Estey
Reed, secretary, 4307 E. Catalina Dr., Phoenix.
We would like to have brothers and their families
join us in our festivities in the Valley of the

— Estey I. Reed


February was election month at Pennsylvania
Gamma Alumni Association. The new officers are
Don Mertz, president; Bill Nichols, vice-president;
Chuck Egler, secretary; Joe Blasco, treasurer.
(Mr. Blasco has since resigned due to a change
in employment and will be replaced shortly.)

The prime objective of the new administration
is to renew old membership and re-form the
Greater Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter. Any Sig Eps
living in the general area are requested to send
their names and current addresses to Don Mertz
at 262 North Dithridge St., Pittsburgh 13, Pa.
This will help in the formation of the new chap-
ter and will also help to bring the master mailing
list up to date.

Social functions will be held quarterly.

— John S. Phelps


The Valparaiso Alumni Association, in the plan-
ning stage for a year and a half, has been char-
tered as an Indiana corporation, and the details
of an effective operating organization are nearly

An alumni newspaper. The Alumni SPEak, is
issued four times a year. Recently in about two
months' time, $900 was raised to purchase new
living-room furniture for the chapter house.

The program includes the following events
which promise to become traditional:

1. An alumni Christmas party usually held in
Chicago for alumni, actives, and rushees.

2. An alumni-senior get-together. This is held
at the chapter house in May. The purpose is to
invite graduating seniors to become alumni in a
meaningful membership sense.

3. An annual summer outing in the form of a
picnic for alumni and wives and dates.

4. The completion of our first Alumni Direc-
tory in March. A copy was sent to all alumni and
to the undergraduate chapter.

We are now concentrating on improved and
more effective communication between our group
and the undergraduate chapter.

— Allen L. Gegenworth


Alabama. Pvt. George A. Sams, '59, who en-
tered the Army in October, 1959, completing his
basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C, has taken
the eight-week finance procedures course at the
Finance School, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.

Arizona State U. 1st Lt. Richard W. Laren,
'58, is stationed in Germany where he is a sup-
ply platoon leader in the 91st Ordnance Company
of the 46th Artillery Group.

Arkansas. 2nd Lt. Robert A. Zierak, '59, quali-
fies as an Army parachutist having completed a
four-week course at the Infantry School, Fort
Benning, Ga.

Arkansas State. Pvt. Winston May, '57, re-
ceived training at the Transportation Training
Command at Fort Eustis, Va., as a transportation

Bradley. Charles H. Plogman, '58, is stationed


Indiana's Tom Szabo (riglit) receives first-place Nels<
award of $50 from alumnus Dr. W. A. Nelson as Tom Ho
kins and Frank Pirillo, honored for improvement, wate

at Verdun, France, as a records clerk with the
rank of specialist four in the U. S. Army garrison.

Cincinnati. 2nd Lt. LeRoy H. Renter, '59,
recently completed the military orientation course
at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Hous-
ton, Tex.

Colorado. Dr. Kenneth C. Sawyer, '31, Denver,
Colo., surgeon has been appointed a member of
the city board of health and hospitals. He is head
of the department of surgery at Presbyterian

Colorado State U. 2nd Lt. Randall L. Allmen-
dinger, '58, has completed the 34-week transport-
helicopter pilot course at the Army Aviation
School, Fort Rucker, Ala.

Cornell. 2nd Lt. William J. Meyer, '58, is sta-
tioned in Germany as a platoon leader with the
417th medical company of the Seventh Army.

Dartmouth. Stephen Dunn, '58, is with Mon-
santo Chemical as an engineer in the plastics
division, Springfield, Mass.

Arthur T. Cobb, '12, a charter member of the
chapter, has been receiving posthumous honors
for his efforts in the founding of the famed Dart-
mouth Outing Club 50 years ago. The father of
intercollegiate skiing, Cobb launched the first
Dartmouth Winter Carnival by winning every
outdoor and skiing event.

Munroe S. (Pete) Fitzherbert, '36, has been
elected chairman of his class.

The Rev. Ferguson Thiel, S.J., '51, has left
Ignatius College in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, for
a new assignment in Germany.

Charles Richardson, '51, San Francisco trial
lawyer recently toured the Orient.

Roy Nevius, '41, has established a Contractors'
Estimating Service at East Haddonfield, N.J.

Theodore Childs, '30, head of Lenox Hill Hospi-
tal in New York, appeared in the New York
Times recently discussing plans for an art ex-
hibition and sale to assist the Speech and Hear-
ing Center of the hospital.

J. W. Proctor, '24, is one of the world's largest
collectors of matchbook covers, with over 250,000
different specimens and varieties in his files.

At Quantico, 2nd Lt. Charles Dickinson, Dart-
mouth, '58, graduated from Marine OSC in De-
cember, 1959.

At Stuttgart, Germany, Lt. C. Sherman Mills,
Dartmouth, '57, former chapter president, arrived
for a three-year hitch with the 503rd Engineer
Light Equipment Company, following successful
completion of the jump school of the Airborne
School at Ft. Benning, Ga. He had previously
served as a company commander at Ft. Belvoir.

In the Mediterranean on a seven-month cruise.
Ens. William G. Brigiani, Dartmouth, '59, serves
on the cruiser Newport News.

Davis and Elkins. Dawes Rutherford, '58, was

promoted to sales manager for Climtrole, Inc.

Second Lieutenant Tom Foell has completed

the 16-week officer training program at Quantico

Marine base along with 2nd Lt. Phil Engle, '59,

both of whom took high honors and will go to
the West Coast for further training.

Bill Husing, '59, is in the Army at Fort Ben-
ning, Ga., and simultaneously doing graduate
work at the University of Georgia.

Denver. Paul D. Ambrose, real estate partner
in the firm of Ambrose- Williams & Co., Denver, re-
cently participated in a regional sales clinic of the
Institute Real Estate Brokers at Tucson, Ariz.,
moderating a panel discussion on commercial
property opportunities.

Drury. Pfc. George R. Merrick, '57, is stationed
in Germany as a fire direction center computer
in battery D of the Fourth Armored Division's
16th artillery.

George Washington. Lt. Col. Harold L. Dor-
sett, '41, who entered the Army in 1941, arrived
in Vietnam in February as a member of the
Military Assistance Advisory Group in Saigon.

Marshall. 2nd Lt. Albert A. Lawrence, '59, as
a newly commissioned Signal Corps officer, in
February completed the ten-week officer basic
course at the Army Signal School, Fort Mon-
mouth, N.J.

Massachusetts. 2nd Lt. John R. Holmgren, '59,
recently completed the ten-week officer course in
tank gunnery, combat tactics, etc., at the Army's
Armor School, Fort Knox, Ky.

Miami (Fla.). Dale Leon Fidel, '55, has en-
rolled at the American Institute for Foreign Trade
in the course of study in business administration,
foreign languages, and characteristics of foreign

Nebraska. J. Denny Cochran, '44, is assistant
superintendent of the new nuclear power plant
situated near Lincoln.

Walter Dorothy, '46, is associated as an engi-
neer with American Telephone and Telegraph Co.
in New York.

N.Y.U. Pfc. Chris Rallis, '58, is stationed in
Germany as a supply clerk in the headquarters
troop of the 4th armored division's 15th cavalry.

North Texas State. Army recruit Thomas H.
Harding, '59, recently completed the food service
course at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Norwich. 1st Lt. John F. Hamel, Jr., '55, has
completed a 16-week officer rotary-wing qualifica-
tion course at the Primary Helicopter School,
Camp Wolters, Tex.

2nd Lt. William R. Beal, Jr., '59, has completed
the nine-week ranger course at the Army Infantry
School, Fort Benning, Ga.

Ohio Wesleyan. Pvt. Richard C. Froehlich,
'57, has completed eight weeks of advanced in-
dividual armor training at Fort Knox, Ky.

Carl Q. Kitzman, '57, was recently elected to
the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Toledo, Ohio.
Oklahoma State. 2nd Lt. William B. Amend,
'58, is stationed in Germany as a member of the
headquarters battery of the 72nd artillery group
at Wertheim.

Penn. Pfc. Glen R. Simeral, '58, is stationed
in Korea as a member of the Eighth Army Band.


Rensselaer. 2nd Lt. David A. Graudons, '59,
formerly a junior civil engineer for the State of
New York bridge department, has completed a
missiles course in the Army.

San Jose State. Pvt. Joe E. Wondrack, '59,
recently completed the eight-week general sup-
ply course at Fort Ord, Calif., where he received
instruction in the fundamentals of army supply

Santa Barbara. 2nd Lt. Gerald A. Quintana,
'59, has completed the 12-week field artillery offi-
cer basic course at the Artillery and Missile
School, Fort Sill, Okla.

Stevens. Pvt. William Gerken, '59, who com-
pleted basic army at Fort Dix, recently under-
went six months' active military training in the
duties of a Nike-Ajax missile crewman.

T.C.U. 2nd Lt. Kenneth A. Holder, '59, has
completed the nine-week ranger course at the

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