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Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Ga.

Utah State. Pvt. Neal T. J. Amarino, '59, in
February completed the eight-week communica-
tions center operation course at the Southeastern
Signal School, Fort Gordon, Ga.

Ray F. Randall, '35 meteorologist with the U.S.
Weather Bureau, has been stationed in Bakers-
field, Calif., since his return from service in the
AF in Korea in 1953.

Carl L. Dieda, '59, and his wife are both at-
tending the Institute of Foreign Trade in Arizona.

John F. Niebergall, '54, is a ranger for the U.S.
Forest Service in Malad, Utah.

Vermont. 2nd Lt. David J. York, '59, is sta-
tioned with an army reserve unit at Fort Devens,
Mass., having recently completed the final phase
of six months of active training with the Trans-
portation Training Command at Fort Eustis, Va.

Western Michigan. 1st Lt. Stanley M. Stewart,
'57, has completed the aircraft maintenance officer
course at the Army Transportation School.


Fort Hays housemother Mrs. Esther Esllinger

At Buffalo the efforts of the Mothers' Club and
Dads' Club have been combined into a single or-
ganization known as the Parents' Association.

This has been formed to acquaint the parents of
the Brothers, provide recreation for these parents,
and, last but most important, to help raise money
for the chapter housing fund.

The association holds monthly meetings at the
most recent of which the following officers were
elected: president, Mathew Cyeladzinski; vice-
president, Fredrick Ensminger; treasurer, Her-
bert Maurer; and secretary, E. Parker Waggoner.

Every year the Parents' Association holds a
card party from which the proceeds are put into
the Building Fund. This year the Card Party,
held on March 13, netted over $1,000.

One coming event worthy of mention is a Par-
ents'-Son and Date, Dinner and Dance planned
for late spring.

At Ball State, Mrs. Mary Hunt, housemother,
held her annual dinner for incoming and out-
going officers February 6. Chapter counselor Dr.
James Albertson, was also present. The dinner
was held at the Carpenter Farms just south of
Muncie. Following the dinner a discussion was
held in which the old officers evaluated past per-
formance and the new officers described their
plans for the future.

Arkansas Mothers' and Wives' Club at work on new table cloth for the dining room.


Colorado Mines Glen Hasse
Wrestling champion

Joe Beckner, guard
University of Colorado


The Arkansas State Sig Eps are represented
on the football team by Jack Burns, Hugh Fraser,
Bill Gray, and Sam Austin, a pledge. Burns,
Fraser, and Austin are lineman while Gray is a

Ball State's Howard Wilkison was chosen
the most valuable player in the Indiana AFROTC
basketball tournament which was held at Bunker
Hill Air Force Base February 27 and 28. The
tournament included representatives of all the
colleges in the state of Indiana which have an
AFROTC detachment. Howard averaged 30 points
per game in five games that weekend. He is the
star guard of the Sig Ep Steins, whom he led to
the Midwestern Sig Ep championship and the
Ball State all-school championship for the second
year in a row. The team was coached by Tom
Brown, a Sig Ep.

At Ball State, George Taylor, 5 foot 6 inch
guard, was the second leading scorer on the
Cardinal basketball squad. Bob Sprague and Jim
Wiseman were stalwarts on the swimming team.
Ron Weiss was one of the top men on the
gymnastics squad.

In the spring, on the Cardinal baseball varsity
were pitcher Roger Casterline, second baseman
Don O'Conner, outfielder Paul Snyder, and catcher
Harry Tolmen. Dick Roth and Jerry Jameson
were varsity golfers. On the varsity track squad
were shot putter Don Lambert, Dick Campbell
and Ed Payton in the 440, Phil Schall in the
dashes, and George Taylor in the broad jump.

At Colorado, Joe Beckner, chapter vice-presi-
dent, a reserve over the first half of the season,
got his big chance midway through the basketball
season against a league-leading Kansas State team
riding the crest of a 19-game conference winning

The Buffaloes, in second place with a 4-2 record,
were given little chance against the Wildcats who
took a 5-0 record into the game, played here be-
fore a capacity 6,000 house and a regional tele-
vision network. Coach Sox Walseth stuck little
5-9 Beckner into the starting line-up and helped
quarterback the Buffalo offense to a 65 to 50
victory, scoring five points. Beckner was in the
starting line-up again in the next game against
Oklahoma State in which Colorado University
won 48 to 40, and once more he turned in a
sparkling performance. He is also a member of
the mound corps of Colorado University. Last
year he earned his letter by winning 2 games and
losing none pitching only in relief.


Washington U. cage star
Richard Meckfessel

Dan Wherry, forward
North Carolina State

Middlebury hockey star
Phil Latrielle

team looks back on a tremendous season and
looks ahead to its recognition as a varsity team at
U-Conn. The team piled up a 4-1 record, losing
only to Colgate by one goal (4-3) in its final
game. Victories came at the expense of the Sims-
bury Skating Club, a group of ex-collegians (6-2) ;
Fort Devens (2-1) ; Wesleyan University (8-2) ;
and M.I.T. (10-2). Mitchell himself has gained
reputation as one of the top goalies in the area.

At Colorado Mines, Glenn Hasse is Rocky
Mountain Conference wrestling champion in his
division. Other varsity wrestlers are Marv Kay,
Ron Lease, Ken Hecht, Allan Bowles, Tom Mat-
lock, and Ron Casage.

At Cornell, many Sig Eps are varsity sports
managers: David Mengers, football; Brian Will,
cross-country and track; Gerry Friesinger, wres-
tling; and Bill Norton, lacrosse.

This spring, Jim Spindler will row for Cornell's
heavyweight crew, as will his roommate, Pat Deck,
in 150-pound crew. Jim was Cornell's alternate
in the College Bowl quiz contest.

At Iowa State, Freshman Evert Pierce won
first place in the Iowa AAU Swimming competi-
tion, with a first place in the 200-yard back stroke.

N. C. State hurdler Bill Biggerstaff.

At Connecticut, a new sport — hockey — has
suddenly assumed a major role, and a Sig Ep,
Charles Mitchell of East Hartford, is largely re-

In December, 1958, Mitchell took the initiative
and rounded up a nucleus of men who wanted
to play hockey. Now, over a year later, Mitchell's

North Carolina State's Eion Faelten was
named to the Atlantic Coast Conference Honor
Roll for the School year 1958-59. Faelten played
number four on the Wolfpack varsity tennis team
while maintaining an A average in nuclear engi-
neering. He also serves as chapter comptroller
and is a standout in intramural athletics.

Sophomore Dan Wherry was a member of the
1959-60 varsity basketball squad.

Bill Biggerstaff placed fourth in the high
hurdles in the Atlantic Coast Conference Winter
Games. He is co-athletic director of N.C. Beta.

At Penn, Bob Reed, co-captain of the varsity
track team, placed second in the broad jump at
the Boston heptagonal meet.

At San Jose State, Dean Griffin, biology major,
has been awarded a graduate scholarship in his
field. Roger Scaife was the Coast Athletic Associa-
tion outstanding water polo player, breaking the
school scoring record by three goals with an
83-point effort for the season.

At Vermont, Bob Duryea is a top man on the
University track team under Archie Post.

At Washington U. (St. Louis), Rich Meck-
fessel is a varsity letterman in basketball. As a
senior, he led the team in percentage of field
goals made with .423 while averaging 8 points
per game. He is also sports editor of the school


Goodmm ORDER



A FRIEND of mine (a member of another fra-
ternity) who knew I was the national chaplain
of Sigma Phi Epsilon, asked me: "Is it worth-
while to have a chaplain in a fraternity chapter?"
My answer to him was with another question: "Is
it worthwhile to have a church in our city?" He
shook my hand and smiled — "You are surely right
and I intend to suggest to my group that we have
a chaplain."

I want to share with you some of the thoughts
I received in letters from chapter chaplains. One
recently wrote:

"I was heartened by the tone of your letters. I
had the experience of going through both a local
and a national fraternity initiation. I definitely feel
that Sigma Phi Epsilon has a more positive ap-
proach to the true meaning of brotherhood and
what an initiation should accomplish in terms of
the Pledge and the Fraternity than my old local
of instilling humility, respect and love for the
Fraternity than by the breaking and constant
degrading of an individual's ego. I feel Sigma
Phi Epsilon is on the road of developing this new
pledge training to its utmost."

Another had this to say:

"I am very happy to know that our fraternity
chaplains are not being overlooked. We here at
an Engineering School find a great need for a
chaplain. It seems the engineering curriculum
being pointed towards the practical aspects, tends
to decrease the spiritual level of a man. Also our
chaplain is a member of the Executive Council
and we find he provides a dampening influence
when we might otherwise possibly forget idealism
and head for strictly tangible gains. Our chaplain,
in the immediate future, plans on giving short
talks in the chapter meetings, going over certain
sections of our Ritual and further explaining it,
as well as applying it to Christian beliefs. We
feel this will increase the Chapter's knowledge and
better understanding of the ritual. I believe the
chaplain is most important for a top chapter."

Still another brother wrote as follows:

"As regards to our chaplain, he is at present
non-existent. We have never had one. However,
after receiving your recent letters and a talk with
one of the alumni, we realize we should have one."

One letter showed that a real program was in
progress :

"I have initiated a program with the chapter of
inviting theologians or philosophers from the
campus and off campus to our house for open

National Chaplain William C. Smolenske

discussions groups. The one meeting was a suc-
cess and enjoyed. I have chosen to have these dis-
cussions groups with the hope that the Christian
faith can be made more meaningful to some."

As I thought about some of these comments, I
wondered — Why doesn't the chaplain have more
to do in the fraternity meeting? For instance,
why doesn't he perform the prayer part of the
ceremonies? As important as the chaplain should
be to the fraternity, why isn't he recognized as an
officer of the fraternity? A question I asked my-
self on taking up the position was^What can I
do to bring the right meaning to the chaplaincy?
This is a question the chapter chaplain must ask
himself. One chaplain wrote:

"As chaplain I have done my best to uphold
the spirit of morality and friendliness with such
activities as encouragement of regular church at-
tendance with chapter breakfasts following, and
by trying myself to exemplify these attitudes."

Another informed me:

"My duties, as chaplain, include not only the
spiritual and physical morality and the friendship
that goes with brotherhood but also fraternity
campus relationships. Devotional services are well
attended each week and Thursday night vesper
services are being planned."

And another wrote me:

"There were no rough or rowdy performances
by the Pledges. Instead construction work in the


house and worthwhile projects in the community
were adopted. Paddles are not used. Our new
president led the initiation ceremony in a stern
but reverent manner. I believe it was the most
impressive and memorable I have ever seen. I

felt greatly honored indeed to be a part of it."
I have not received the names of chaplains
from many of the chapters. If yours is one of
them, will you please write me that information


Kansan in the Rochies

The new governor of District 15 in Colorado,
succeeding Dr. William C. Smolenske, who was
appointed National Chaplain after the Washing-
ton Conclave, is Donald M. Johnson, Kansas, '48,
of Denver.

As an undergraduate, Don Johnson, who was a
great varsity football player at his alma mater,
held all the offices in the chapter except one —
that of controller. He was one of the chapter's
chief post-war builders whose efforts helped make
the new house possible. He was a member of the
"K" Men's Club, "N" Men's Club, and IFC offi-
cer. The "N" is for Northwestern University where
he also attended. He participated in varsity track
as well as football. Following graduation he
served the chapter's alumni board or alumni
council from 1950-53.

For some time he was a salesman for Kansas
Blue Cross, then for an investment banker, and
finally went into life insurance. During 1956
he was the "Outstanding" agent in the nation
for United American Life, with sales of $2,500,000
worth of policies. An agent for eight years, he is
situated at Denver as agency vice-president of
Western Empire Life. At Denver he has also been
counselor to the Sig Ep chapter at Denver U.

On May 20, 1950, he and Lucille Hern were
married, and on April 13, 1955, a twin son and
daughter were born to them — Mark Tait and
Cheryl Ann Johnson. Don's chief avocational in-
terests today are bridge, reading, and football.

New Face in 3Michigan

Jerry Lee Gaultney, newly appointed governor
of District 23, is one of those rare alumni who
experienced no lull in fraternity interest from the

Ohio District Governor Eric Weise (left)
at Leadership School with Dave Lozille and
Dick Cosgrove of Toledo and Fred Holec of
Ohio Northern, which was the host chapter.

time he left the campus to the day when he be-
came settled in his chosen vocation.

Jerry was graduated from Central Michigan
University in 1957; today he is supervisor for
the Aetna Life Insurance Co. in Saginaw, Mich.,
and also president of the Saginaw Valley Alumni
Association of Sigma Phi Epsilon. It is no exag-
geration to state he is the sparkplug for Sig Ep
activity in this area.

President of his chapter in 1955-56, he edited
the college newspaper, was Junior Class president
and a member of the debate team. He was also
elected to Pi Kappa Delta forensic and Alpha
Delta journalistic.

Jerry married his college sweetheart Joan Marie
Crouse and a daughter Shona Lynn was born on
October 1, 1959. The Gaultneys Hve at 2643
Graceridge Place, Saginaw. Jerry's hobbies are
basketball, softball, and bowling.

Jerry Gaultney has stepped into shoes that he
will find mighty difficidt to fill. His predecessor
is William G. Cross, assistant dean of men at the
University of Michigan and former field secretary
of the Fraternity.

SpM'ing 190O Schools

The schedules of the spring District Leader-
ship Schools are as follows:

1. Districts 1 and 19: April 30 at M.I.T., led by
Ken Healy.

2. No plans reported for District 2.

3. Districts 3 and 30 in joint school at Rutgers
on April 30 or May 7, led by Zygmunt Lipinski.

4. No plan reported for District 4, seat of the
National Headquarters.

5. District 5 school, led by Governor Woody
Clinard with help of William B. Akin, Jr., held
at the Duke chapter March 19-20.

6. No plan reported for District 6.

7. District 7 chapters met at Ole Miss on April
9, led by Fonnie B. Ladd.

8. District 8 meeting on April 23 at Tennessee
chapter, led by Governor Richard R. Panther.

9. Districts 9 and 24 in joint school at Ohio
Northern March 5-6, led by Governors R. Eric
Weise and Donald E. Kindle, with Grand Presi-
dent Harry D. Kurtz participating.

10. Districts 10, 11, and 12 in joint school at
Purdue May 21-22, led by Governor Robert E.

11. No plan reported for District 12.

12. District 13 chapters met at Wichita on
April 9, led by 0. Dillon Neal, president of
Wichita Alumni Chapter.


13. No plan reported for District 14.

14. No plan reported for District 15.

15. District 16 meeting at Texas April 23, led
by Governor Chester J. Lee.

16. District 17 meeting led by former Field
Secretary Richard E. Pahre at Oregon State, un-
less joint meeting is planned with District 27
chapters at Washington State, led by Governor
Richard S. White.

17. District 18 meeting tentatively planned for
April 2 or April 8 at Santa Barbara, led by Gov-
ernor Robert L. Ryan.

18. No plan reported for District 19.

19. District 20 chapters under leadership of
Governor Edward E. Axthelm at Iowa State April

20. No plan reported for District 21.

21. No plan reported for District 23.

22. District 25 school, with Dr. U. G. Dubach
in attendance, at Utah April 2-3, led by Governor
Lyle E. Holmgren, assisted by W. J. Smeding, Jr.

23. No plan reported for District 28.

24. No plan reported for District 31.

25. District 26 school conducted by Dr. G. S.
Calderwood at New Mexico March 12-13.

Joint School in Ohio

Districts 9 and 24 combined their knowledge
and experience at a Joint Leadership Training
School, March 4, 5, and 6, with the Ohio North-
ern chapter serving as host. Snowdrifts cut down
the expected attendance, but not the expected
results. Discussions centered around rushing and
pledge training, although no facet was excluded.

The honored guest at the banquet Saturday
night was Grand President Harry D. Kurtz. In

Basketball stars of the Wichita chapter
who defeated other Kansas Sig Ep teams.

his message he emphasized the changes that
Sigma Phi Epsilon must accept and undertake,
especially in finance, in order to stay on top,
functioning properly. Men in attendance were
joined in the after-banquet dance by the Chi
Omegas of Bowling Green State University and
the Zeta Tau Alphas of Ohio Northern.

In charge of the Leadership School was Eric
Weise, governor of District 9. District 24 Gov-
ernor Don Kindle was prevented from attending by
illness. At the Banquet, Weise presented the Dis-
trict 9 Cup to the Miami chapter for over-all
superior performance. For two years Cincinnati
had walked away with this cup. Other personages
present were Col. Morrison and Gerry Shawhan,
co-counselors of Cincinnati, and Bob Albright
Ohio Eta's alumni treasurer.


Over 80 basketball-playing Sig Eps gathered in
Wichita recently for the annual Kansas state-wide
tournament. The strong Baker quintet rolled over
their brothers from Kansas State 44-30 for the
title and trophy. Emporia State was the defending
champion. The seven Kansas chapters completed:
Kansas University, Kansas State University, Em-
poria State, Baker University, Fort Hays State,
Washburn University, and Wichita University.

The Bradley chapter in February inaugurated
and hosted the first annual Midwest basketball
tournament between nearby chapters. The re-
sponse was enthusiastic and 12 chapters from
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin
sent teams the third weekend of the month.

The games were played off on Friday evening
and all day Saturday. The championship game
between Ball State and Drake was played on Sun-
day morning with Ball State capturing the first-
place trophy with a 56 to 49 victory.

On Saturday evening, following the day's play,
a dance featuring a local combo was held in the

Bradley house. Dates with campus girls were ar-
ranged for those who wished them. The 250 Sig
Eps were accommodated at one of the local hotels.
Indiana State won the man-mile trophy with 30
members present and over 5,000 man-miles.

With the shooting and shouting over and the
trophy in tow, Ball State's Coach Roger Caster-
line, his team, and a few loyal supporters faced a
200-mile drive back to Muncie through a raging
blizzard. After a nine-hour ordeal on the high-
ways the Steins stumbled through their red door
with their 30-inch trophy emblematic of their
weekend conquest. They scarcely paused to ob-
serve that the front of the house was streaming
with banners welcoming the Midwest champs
home. The men were greeted by a tremendous
ovation from some 50 brothers gathered there
to meet them abetted by the seven-piece Sig Ep
pep band.

The next day there was no let-up in the excite-
ment. On the Monday evening following the vic-
tory at Bradley the Steins were scheduled to play
Sigma Tau Gamma in the championship game of


Ball State's spirited
men of achievement, Sig
Ep champions of basketball
in the Midwest and campus
all-school champion team.

the fraternity division of the Ball State intramural
basketball tournament.

Senior guard Dick Hutson hit a layup shot
in the last six seconds to give the heartmen the
fraternity championship, 47-46. From there the
champions pressed on to defeat the independent
and residence hall champs to emerge all-school
champions for 1959-60. The players were centers,
Travis Burleson and Ron Jenks; forwards, Kirk
Molebash, Norm Beer, Ken Payne, and Larry
Darby; guards, Howard Wilkinson, Dick Hutson,
Ron Beasley, and Dick Campbell.

The Western Michigan State chapter was vic-
torious (61 to 57) over Detroit, the host group,
in the annual district basketball tournament held
on Saturday, March 5. Other participants included
Michigan, Central Michigan, and the Michigan
State colony.

A turkey dinner, the presence of several lovely
sweetheart candidates, and a talk by National
Board member Raymond C. McCron, Penn, '43.
were the highlight elements of the District 3
dance held at the Holly House, Pennsauken, N.J.,
on February 20.

As undergrad Ray McCron served his chapter
as controller, was I-F Athletics Chairman and co-
chairman of the Junior Prom. In the national fra-
ternity he has been a field secretary, alumni treas-
urer of Colorado Beta, Governor of District II,
and assistant to the Grand Secretary. A member
of the National Board of Directors and chairman
of the Board's new Investment Fund, he is as-
sistant vice-president, in charge of financial af-
fairs, of the New York Central Railroad.

From his experiences. Brother McCron shared
with the assembled brothers and dates ideas of
what should be expected upon graduation from
college and how to prepare for it beforehand. He
believes that the fraternity system can help to
develop the future leaders of business and the
nation. Although there are many candidates for


these positions, it is becoming increasingly diffi-
cult to find the people properly qualified for
them. One great drawback is an inability to com-
municate with others. It was suggested to get
plenty of practice in speaking which in the fra-
ternity where mistakes can be made and cor-
rected easily. One mistake in business, and a
business career could be ruined. A brother should
be sure to get into activities while in school in
order to develop his personality and to learn to
meet people successfully. Plenty of time must be
reserved in order to properly prepare and study
assignments. In interviews, many men appear to
have their mouths stitched closed and look as
though they've never been dressed up before.
Business and the nation need people who are well-
rounded and able to communicate.

Fraternity songs were sung until dancing began
to the music of Dee Porter. At the mid-point of
the dance, the judges' choice for the Queen was
announced. Being unable to settle on a single
choice, a dual award was made to Marion Mc-
Dougall, a photographer's model escorted by Bill
Strandwicz of Delaware, and Bernice F. Anthony,
escorted by her husband Ward Anthony of Penn.
Each girl was presented with an arm bouquet of
American Beauty roses by the chairman of the
dance, John Birch of Penn.

— W. John Oswald

Detroit president Paul Messano presents Wes-
tern Michigan members champion cage trophy.



Oklahoma Stale Sig Eps set the pace for cam-
pus rush by pledging more than 25 men.

Success is determined by several things: first,
members and pledges must work together to give
rushees the right impression; second, the rushee
must have a real need for a fraternity; and, he
must have the funds available. Most of all, how-
ever, the rushee must have a good idea of what
a fraternity really is.

The Rush Book of the chapter, preposed by
George Ormiston, tell the rushee everything he
needs to know about the fraternity concerning
financial obligations, social functions, athletic
activities, etc. The more a man knows about a

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