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his capacity as IFC representative, for the
fraternity system at Davidson generally.
Sackett, who is now assistant to the president
of the College, was one of 20 undergraduate
leaders at the 1964 NIC, delegate to the NSA
Congress, president of his Senior Class, and
Davidson's delegate to the White House
meeting of campus leaders with the President.
Black also presented the award established
by him and named for him, for outstanding
district representation at the Conclave, to the
men of the northern California district (28).
George Young presented the two other Con-
clave trophies — the Largest Attendance

Award to the Vermont chapter which had 18
men present and the Man-Mile Award (num-
ber of men times number of miles) to San
Jose State.

The Fraternity and the World

In his keynote address at the opening din-
ner, James C. Hammerstein of Sigma Alpha
Mu emphasized the enduring values which
grow inside a man and impel him to take
steps along a high path. Senator Hickenloo-
per spoke of the opportunities and responsi-
bilities which force the young men who have
these values within them to contribute to a
constructive rather than a disintegrative civi-
lization. Newscaster Allan Jackson stressed
the necessity of young men to be in tune with
media of communications so that they more
fully understand the action that is required of

Robert Auman, Ferris State

with Jenkens certificate
won by Thomas F. Ryan, Jr.


Senator Hickenlooper

them in a world that is rapidly shrinking. (In
response to the great many requests, Jimmy
Hammerstein's address appears in this issue.)

Senator Hickenlooper recalled that the
only Sig Ep convention he had ever attended
was in the fall of 1916, at Richmond, Vir-
ginia, as a delegate of the Iowa State Chap-
ter. He said:

"The pleasure and the stimulus of coming
here again to be with one's college fraternity
is something that is difficult, indeed, to de-
scribe. Most of you are at the beginning of
your active lives and responsibilities. Those
of you who are in the active chapters and
who are in college, but again, getting back to
the vagaries of an old man, I want to say to
you that while you do appreciate the frater-
nal association and the friends which you
make and are making now, as the years go
on, those friendships, ramified as they may be
throughout the country and even throughout
the world — those friendships will become
more and more valuable, until in the later
periods of your life, you'll value them and
treasure them more than any other friend-
ships that you will make, because they are
closer friendships. They are friendships
which bind you together in the common bond
that can never be broken. . . .

"When I stop to think of the progress that
has been made in this lifetime, the develop-
ment of scientific knowledge and the ad-
vancement of human understanding, which
has come in this century and has sprung
from the scientific and technical and knowl-
edge base which we thought was quite great

then, I am led to wonder what you, in the
span of your lifetimes, will see based on the
tremendous and unimaginably broader base
of education, scientific knowledge, and infor-
mation which we have today. . . .

"Everyday we tear the veil away from the
secrets which nature has kept hidden up until
now and that's why I say, I envy you the op-
portunity to live through this coming period
of your lifetimes, to live through this era
which will be so extravagantly greater than
the era of the past. But there is no yardstick
by which it can be measured.

"That brings us, of course, to what you
have been talked to about constantly in the
years past and during your educational peri-
od, that tomorrow, in fact, today, but tomor-
row more than today, and the day after to-
morrow more than that, education and knowl-
edge and understanding will be the measure of
success. And your devotion, as young people
starting out on this great adventure of human
living, you young people today, must in my
judgment, if you are to compete, develop all
of the skills and absorb all of the knowledge
and training that you can possibly get in
order to cope with that vast complex compet-
itive world of tomorrow.

"It used to be, years ago, that a lot of peo-
ple thought fraternities were places just to
have a good time. Rather exclusive, yes, and
sometimes snobbish. I think fraternities have

Vermont's Richard Bingham receives
Largest Attendance trophy from
Conclave Director George Young.


gone beyond that years ago. I think fraterni-
ties, today, and for years past now, have been
organizations devoted to a fraternal associa-
tion as well as a major goal of education and
serious training and serious preparation for
the future which lies ahead.

"We have the greatest college fraternity in
the United States. One of the largest, yes, but
it isn't size or numbers that count, it is the
dedication by the young men who belong to
the fraternity and to the leadership of the
fraternity, that has instilled into this organiza-
tion a program and a plan for the betterment
of the individual and for his development and
for his profit, educationally and humanly.

"And that's why I think our program, es-
tablished a number of years ago, has grown
ever since. That's why I think our program,
together with the size and membership of the
fraternity, makes it the greatest fraternity in
the United States, and I am happy and hon-
ored to be a member of this fraternity."

Allan Jackson told his brothers that the
foreign policy which the United States is
pursuing is maintained on their behalf as cit-
izens, and they should therefore look upon it
as being their responsibility.

Had enough young Americans had the
proper understanding of World relations sev-
eral decades ago, the United States would
never have turned its back on the League of
Nations — an act of denial that was "the sin-

San Jose's Michael Freed (right)
receives the Man-Mile distance
award from George E. Young.

Newscaster Allan Jackson

gle most disastrous factor leading to the sec-
ond World War." Jackson said:

"The United States is a powerful country
in the world — the most powerful. The United
States is a leader of the free world, whether
we like it or not. This is a responsibility that
is on our shoulders. We cannot turn away.
The right to be informed carries with it the
responsibility of the need to be informed. It
is not enough to object to participation in a
particular arena, unless you know what and
where that arena is and have an alternative.

"I'm thinking in particular of the situation
in Vietnam. We have had some rather vocif-
erous demonstrations against our presence in
Vietnam, but no usable alternatives. Those
who demonstrate and say we must get out of
Vietnam, have not really examined what it is
they're talking about. . . .

"A lot of us don't like it. I don't think any-
body likes it. But we have given our word
that we will support this country whose only
desire is to live in peace from its neighbors.
. . . Our objective is simply to allow the people
the opportunity to develop and decide for
themselves. They have been denied that op-
portunity by their neighbors, their neighbors
being the communists of North Vietnam and
of China. . . .

"We are not an island alone as we used to
think. We are dependent on the rest of the
world for our own good living as well as for
our own good life. And, aside from the ideals
we might have in trying to promote that good
life and that freedom for everybody, it is
pure and simple economic nonsense to say


NIC president Dwight Peterson

that we can sit here and let the rest of the
world go by. It just won't happen that way
any more. This is not the nineteenth century.
This is the twentieth century as we have so
dramatically emphasized by the flight of Coo-
per and Conrad. . . .

The relationship between Vietnam and
space is simply that we are moving. We are
moving on a physical basis. We are moving
on a scientific basis, and we're moving on a
sociological basis. Here at home we are mov-
ing on a sociological basis. It is inevitable
that we do and that we must. The movements
here at home or elsewhere need to be gov-
erned by the realities. Those who take up the
banner of protest, to march and to picket,
also take the responsibility for their demon-

"If you are protesting, fine. That's part of
the American way of life. But know what it
is you are protesting; what it is you are
against; and, even better, what it is you are
for. It's all well and good to pick up a ban-
ner and run down and say, 'I oppose.' It is
sometimes harder to pick up the same banner
and say, 'I propose.'

"We have now reached a more serious po-
sition in our understanding of the realities of
politics in the world, where we are willing to
pay our taxes and our services to support the
establishment that is necessary to safeguard
our country while we attempt to promote the
ideals which we believe in.

"The United States is a powerful nation
and it must live up to its power. Its citizens,
as members of that powerful nation, must


live up to their responsibility as citizens. It is
no longer enough to let George do it, to let
the people up in Washington take care of it.

"Our new forms of communication have
speeded up the learning process, the learning
process of the educational institutions and of
the country as a whole. Today discussions
about Vietnam, discussions about South
America and discussions about economic
theory, if not commonplace, are at least a
whole lot more familiar than in the thirties
the subjects of Austria and Germany and
Czechoslovakia were. Today, we as a nation
are more concerned, more aware of what's
happening around the world. . . .

"As you complete your studies, and those of
you who have completed your studies, and as
you enter your business and professional life,
understand what's going on. Be alert. Be
alert particularly to those of the extremist —
of whatever extreme. Make up your own
mind. The facts are available. . . ."

Classrooms in Mechanics

The schedule of Academy classroom ses-
sions began on Saturday, August 28, at 9:00
P.M. and were over Tuesday afternoon, Au-
gust 31. Curriculum lectures were listed as

Alumni Relations: William T. Todd, II, and
Lyie E. Holmgren

Chapter Management: Donald E. Kindle and
Robert L. Herrema

Past Grand President Russell Pratt
receives Order of the Golden Heart
from Grand President Paul B. Slater.

Finances: Robert L. Kirkpatrick and John C

Fraternity Orientation: National Headquarters

Governors and Counselors Seminar: Donald M.
Johnson, Paul B. Slater

Initiation II: Donald B. Morrison, C. Maynard
Turner, Frank N. Martino, and Paul B. Slater

National Headquarters: Richard L. Shimpfky
and Darrel D. Brittsan

Pledge Education I: Richard E. Pahre and
David E. Clinard

Pledge Education II
W. Stewart Minton

Pledge Education III: John
Robert C. Nordgren

Public Relations: William A.
Allan H. Swenson, and Harry D

Rush I: Jerald L. McAnear

Rush II: James R

Scholarship: U. G.

James C. Dickinson and

W. Hartman and



and Jean T.

Bernard and Henry H.
Dubach and Robert H.

All these instructors were carefully se-
lected and are veterans in experience.

While Ball State delegate John Sutton felt
that "the lecture type classes yielded many
more benefits to the individual chapters than
did the brainstorming discussion type class-
es," Bucknell delegate George Johnson said,
"Some of the classes became repetitive, and I
think more class discussions would be helpful
since many of the problems which the del-
egates would have liked to discuss were never
aired." Staley McDermet and Jack Elithorpe

Journal Editor John Robson receives
the Order of the Golden Heart and a
warm handshake from Paul B. Slater.

Dartmouth's Charles Eden

of Kansas State also felt "there should be a
greater number of organized discussions in
groups with a more extensive exchange of in-
formation between chapters."

For men interested in receiving appraisals
and critiques of their publications, a Publica-
tion Evaluation Committee, made up of
James G. Morisseau, N.Y.U., of an education-
al facilities consulting firm; Louis G. Long,
N.Y.U., type director of Tatham-Laird & Kud-
ner. New York advertising agency; and Jour-
nal editor John Robson, was on hand with
blue pencils in one of the classrooms.

T. Reginald Porter, who headed the Na-
tional Leadership Committee, which planned
Academy lectures, is head of science educa-
tion and director of the McBride Field cam-
pus at the University of Iowa. The other
members of the committee have equally im-
pressive credits. R. Eric Weise is assistant
professor of political science at his alma
mater, the University of Cincinnati. Darrel
Brittsan, long a staff member and before then
an outstanding chapter and campus leader at
Oregon, is an expert in virtually every phase
of chapter operation. Robert Ewalt, now as-
sistant dean of men at Washington State Uni-
versity, an alumnus of the Oregon State
chapter, received an ideal postgraduate
education in fraternity affairs as assistant at
the University of Illinois to Dean Fred H.
Turner, who is frequently spoken of as the
most outstanding man in his field in the na-
tion. James Frazier, an alumnus of the Bald-
win-Wallace chapter, is a top executive for a
Detroit corporation.


Slater receives past Grand President
Certificate from C. Maynard Turner.

The New Officers

C. Maynard Turner, of Cincinnati, who
served as Grand President in 1960-61, was
returned to the high office by acclamation,
succeeding Paul B. Slater. The Nominations
Committee was made up entirely of under-
graduates. Edwin Buchanan of Milwaukee
was reelected as Grand Treasurer for a two-
year term. Ray C. McCron, of New York, was
re-elected for a six year term, while elected
to the National Board for the first time, for a
six-year term, was Dr. T. Reginald Porter, of
Iowa City, chairman of the National Leader-
ship Committee, who will occupy the chair
vacated by Frank N. Martino, of Denton,
Tex. There was only one nomination from the
floor, and it was withdrawn. A California del-
egate proposed the name of Bedford W.
Black for Grand President.

Others who continue on the Board are Dr.
U. G. Dubach, of Portland; Lyle E. Holm-
gren of Logan, Utah; Lewis A. Mason, of
New York; and John E. Zollinger, of Fort
Lauderdale, Fla.

These were hard-working men who had
met three days before the Conclave, and who
were to meet again following it, to tackle the
agenda of the National Board and appoint
committees and officials. (Committees and

other appointees are listed in the Directory of
Officers.) Of the three Golden Legionnaires
who had attended the greatest number of
Conclaves, one was still a Grand Officer —
Grand Treasurer Edwin Buchanan. Two were
past Grand Presidents — Larkin Bailey and
Walter G. Fly. It is also interesting to note
that the oldest Grand President in point of
service — Whitney H. Eastman, Dartmouth,
'10, who headed the Fraternity at the time of
its 25th Anniversary Conclave — was on hand
as an officer of the William L. Phillips Foun-
dation. Many years ago Eastman wrote a
code of ethics for the L. G. Balfour Company
which is still in use.

Thanks and Appreciation

Resolutions of recognition and tribute were
passed for the alumni throughout the coun-
try who have contributed funds to the Living
Endowment; for the Utah State, Wake Forest
Alumni, Gainesville Alumni, and four under-
graduate Massachusetts chapters which do-
nated the portraits of Founders Phillips,
McCaul, Carter, and Jenkens to the Grand
Chapter; for the host chapters and for
George E. Young and his Conclave work
horses; for the faculty of the Academy; and
for the Biltmore management.

In appreciation of his superlative leader-
ship, the Conclave authorized presentation
of an illuminated parchment scroll for re-
tiring Grand President Paul B. Slater. In
64 years no man had ever served in this
office with greater distinction.

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Basil O'Connor, Dartmouth, in June ad-
dressed the Health Committee of the Canadian
Senate and House of Commons on achieve-
ments of the voluntary health movement.

He told the Canadians that they might take
special pride in the role of their country in
the defeat of the polio virus. The Salk vac-
cine for the mass field trial was grown in the
Connaught Laboratories of Toronto.

Seven years ago, the National Foundation
which O'Connor heads began a concerted at-
tack on birth defects, which it is evident
claim far more lives than some of the so-
called major killers such as cancer and

What a great challenge it is, he stated, "to
save these children from a boredom that is
hard for us even to imagine, the dreadful
emptiness of coming into a busy, beautiful
world and watching it whirl by, untouched,
unsavored, because they would not have the
fitness of body and mind to keep up with it!"

John D. McPherson, Auburn, '35, has been
named a senior vice-president of Halcon In-
ternational, Inc., New York. The firm is en-
gaged in new business exploration and re-
search and development in the organic chem-
ical field. McPherson will devote his time to
commercial development of new projects.

Until recently a management consultant,
McPherson had been president, director, and
member of the Executive Committee of
Jefferson Chemical Company, Inc., jointly
owned by Texaco Inc. and American Cy-
anamid Company. He started with American

Basil O'Connor, Dartmouth, president of
National Foundation and March of Dimes.

Cyanamid in 1945 as a chemical engineer
after his service as Chief of Arsenal Opera-
tions at Edgewood (Maryland) Arsenal,
Army Chemical Center.

He has pursued graduate study at Johns
Hopkins University and Columbia University.
He held the rank of lieutenant colonel,
USAR, until his discharge in 1953.

Charles C. Chestnut, George Washington,
'34, Miami, Okla., attorney and member of
the state of Oklahoma Pardon and Parole
Board, has been elected president of the
Southern States Probation and Parole Con-
ference. The Conference took place at Rich-
mond, Va., in June.

William M. Claytor, Richmond, has been
re-elected vice-president of Richardson-Claytor


J. Robert Morton, Syracuse, '36, traffic
manager for Combustion Engineering Co.

Agency, Inc. general agent for National Life
Insurance Co. of Vermont, a post he has held
since 1960. In addition, he was named secre-
tary. Offices are at Roanoke.

Claytor has belonged to National Life
production clubs and has been a member of
the Million Dollar Round Table, comprised
of life insurance agents with annual sales of
at least $1,000,000, and has won several an-
nual National Quality Awards, for excellence
of service to clients.

Robert C. McQuillin, Miami (Fla.), has
been appointed editor and publisher of Ken-
sington Topics, a newspaper of Buffalo, N. Y.

Chester L. Cobb, Temple, has been elected a
vice-president of the First Pennsylvania
Banking and Trust Co. Philadelphia. He is
responsible for installment loan accounting in
the retail banking department. He joined the
bank in June, 1930.

William J. Rowan, III, Detroit, '61, gradu-
ate of the Georgetown University Law Center
in June, 1964, has joined the law firm of Wil-
liam H. Pattison, Jr. in Bethesda, Md.

For two years he served as law clerk
to Judge Hames H. Pugh and Chief Judge
Thomas Anderson in the Montgomery County

Circuit Court, Md. He also served a legisla-
tive counsel to the Montgomery County dele-
gation to the state legislature during the 1965

J. Robert Morton, Syracuse, '36, is the
subject of a recent feature article in the mag-
azine. Traffic Management. As traffic man-
ager for Combustion Engineering, Inc., of
Windsor, Conn., Morton plans the transporta-
tion needs of a company which makes and
transports nuclear component behemoths,
which measure 26 feet in diameter and about
60 feet in length, and weigh up to 600 tons.
A utility boiler may comprise 200 to 300 car-
loads. Some time ago, as a personal project
Morton compiled a listing of critical railroad
clearances throughout the U. S. All clear-
ances of 12 feet in width and 18 feet in
height are duly marked. It is believed to be
the only listing of the kind available.

Morton has been awarded Delta Nu Alpha
transportation fraternity's outstanding achieve-
ment plaque and has led seminars on trans-
portation for the American Management Asso-
ciation. He is a transportation scholar and a
collector of rare and old books on the subject.

He is a past director of the alumni board
of his chapter.

Fred E. Crossland, N.Y.U., a staff member
of the Ford Foundation, contributed an arti-
cle to Phi Delta Kappan in which he urged
cooperation in college admissions practice.
He said:

"It seems clear that our present cumber-
some, inefficient, and wasteful procedures for
handling the flow of students into American
higher education must change to accommo-
date the demands of the future. Now we
creak, stumble, and bumble to handle
1,250,000 new freshmen a year. We must
change our ways of doing the job if we are to
serve 3,000,000 freshmen just fifteen years
from now.

"It is not difficult to document the charge
that present techniques are inefficient. Mil-
lions of dollars are wasted in application
fees; that money should be spent on educa-
tion. Millions of man-hours in secondary
schools are wasted copying transcripts and
recommendations; that time should be spent


on personal guidance of students. Millions of
man-hours in our colleges are wasted on re-
cruitment and on the shuffling of papers from
'ghost' applicants; that energy should be
spent on counseling and instruction.

"Millions of anxious student-hours are
wasted on unnecessary and redundant testing
and filling out of forms; that precious time
should be spent in learning and in experienc-
ing the joys of intellectual growth.

"The day must come, and soon, when the
individual student is able to move as effort-
lessly into higher education as he now does
from elementary into secondary school. But
this will not come about unless and until our
institutions of higher learning put aside their
petty rivalries and jealousies and agree to
cooperate in meaningful fashion.

"There is no point in deploring the lack of
an articulated and explicit national policy of
admission to higher education, and certainly
we should not stand by and await the magi-
cal emergence of any such policy. What we
should do is work together voluntarily to
create a recognizable and viable policy
through our collective efforts."

William J. Nelson, Illinois, a second-year
student in the Lutheran School of Theology
in Chicago, is serving for a year as assistant
to the pastor of Good Shepherd Church, Oak
Park, 111.

John D. Tedrow, Kansas State, formerly
branch manager of the General Motors Ac-
ceptance Corp., at Des Moines, Iowa, has
been transferred to the corporation's Kansas
City, Mo., office as branch manager.

Robert Y. Edwards, George Washington,
'22, was honored at a dinner on the Pennsyl-
vania State University campus in September
marking his retirement as State College Bo-
rough manager after service of 17 years.

Edwards came to State College in 1930 fol-
lowing a period of seven years of service to
Sigma Phi Epsilon as traveling secretary and
auditor. At State College he set up and oper-
ated Fraternity Management until World
War II stripped the campus of most males
and the armed services took over the fraterni-
ty houses as barracks.

Robert Y. Edwards, George Washington, '22,

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