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has retired as State College Borough manager.

From 1942 to 1945 he was in charge of the
farm labor program of the Penn State Exten-
sion Service. In July, 1948, he was hired as
State College Borough treasurer to adminis-
ter the newly created wage and earned in-
come tax. Shortly he was hired away from
this post to become borough manager.

Next on the Edwards family's agenda is

Henry J. Pratt, Montana, '52, classification
and wage specialist in the Washington office
of the National Park Service, received a mas-
ter's degree in public administration from
American University in June. He received the
degree after completing course requirements
through a night study and lecture program.

Pratt began working for the National Park
Service in 1957 at Yellowstone and trans-
ferred to Grand Teton two years later where
he served as personnel officer until 1961.

Stanley A. Evans, Syracuse, '36, has been
elected president of the Alumni Interfraterni-
ty Council at Syracuse University. Active
with the organization for 19 years, he de-
scribes its purpose as three-fold: "As a liai-
son group between the alumni, active chap-
ters, and the University Administration; as
an advisory group for an individual or chap-


M. C. Hamilton, Jr., Southern Mississippi,
insurance firm vice-president in Fort Worth.

ter; as a participating group in matters of
policy and discipline."

M. C. Hamilton, Jr., Southern Mississippi,
has been elevated by National Educators Life
Insurance Company of Fort Worth, Tex., to
the position of vice-president in charge of
production. He has been with the company
for two years in charge of the College Divi-

Raymond A. Stone, Wake Forest, new president
Sandhills Community College, North Carolina.

sion. Previously he served as state manager
for Florida and Georgia for Educational In-
surance Associates.

William P. Steven, Wisconsin, onetime ed-
itor of the Daily Cardinal who left his alma
mater to go on to become one of the nation's
outstanding daily newspaper editors, has left
the editorship of the Houston Chronicle.
Under Steven, who took the reins in 1960, the
Chronicle grew rapidly in circulation so that
it became the largest daily in the nation's
largest state.

When the chairman of the paper's trustees,
a firm backer of Steven, resigned, the remain-
ing five trustees decided the dynamic
57-year-old editor's policies were too liberal
to suit their requirements.

Before arriving in Houston, Steven had
served as executive editor of the Minneapolis
Star and Tribune.

After leaving the Chronicle, Steven quickly
joined the staflF of World Book Encyclopedia
Science Service, Inc. as editorial consultant.
This is a syndicated science news service with
headquarters in Houston.

Robert C. Russell, Nebraska, a four-sport
letter man for his alma mater in the early
'20s, has been named chairman for all foot-
ball activities sponsored by the imperial
council of the Shrine of North America.

Oldtime football fans remember Russell as
the Nebraska quarterback once cited by the
late Walter Eckersall for playing a perfect


Raymond A. Stone, a former president of
the Wake Forest chapter, has the unique po-
sition of being a college president who in a
sense himself formed the college.

At Sandhills Community College, Southern
Pines, N. C, he was involved with construc-
tion of the buildings, planning the curricu-
lum, acquiring a staff, admitting students, se-
lecting equipment, attending to finance, and
interpreting the College to the public. Ap-


Richard Wynn, Bucknell, '39, co-author of
best-selling textbook, American Education.

proximately 400 freshmen entered in Septem-

Dr. Stone is a former member of the fac-
ulty at Atlantic Christian College and the
University of North Carolina, executive secre-
tary of N. C. Citizens Committee for Better
Schools, and assistant director of a study of
the public schools for the State Board of

Russell H. Ewing, Minnesota, president of
the National Institute of Leadership, Beverly
Hills, Calif., and his wife Nadine Ewing are
the contributors of an article, "Training and
Development Policies," in the June, 1965,
Training Directors Journal.

Dale Richard Wynn, Bucknell, is a best-
selling author in the field of education.
American Education, of which he is co-au-
thor, has sold more than 150,000 copies and
is now in its fifth edition. Cited by the Na-
tional Education Association as "one of the
outstanding books on education," it is pub-
lished by McGraw-Hill, New York.

William G. Cross, Carroll, has been named
acting assistant dean of men at the Univer-
sity of Florida. He was formerly adviser to
fraternities and organizations. In this capaci-

ty he initiated many programs the most nota-
ble of these being the fraternity purchasing
co-op which annually saves University of
Florida fraternities thousands of dollars.

Bill Cross is a former Sigma Phi Epsilon
staff representative and serves as governor of
the Fraternity' district comprising the six
Florida chapters.

Two Sig Eps at Indiana State University,
Terre Haute, now hold the rank of vice-presi-

John W. Truitt, dean of student personnel
services, with the academic rank of professor
of education, has been named vice-president
and dean of student personnel services.

J. Kenneth Moulton is vice-president as
well as treasurer of the University.

Dr. Truitt came to Terre Haute from Mich-
igan State where he earned his Ph.D., then
instructed in the Institute of Counseling,
Guidance, and Testing there during 1951-52.
From 1940-45 he served five years of military
duty in World War II, which included one
year in East Pakistan.

He is a member of Indiana's newly estab-
lished State Scholarship Commission.

Dr. Truitt's son, John Willard Jr., a junior
in the University, is a Sig Ep also.

Carrol D. Walker has been appointed dean
of students at Southeast Missouri State Col-
lege. He has served the Sig Ep chapter for
many years, first as faculty advisor and then
as chapter counselor.

Another administrative promotion at the
College involving a Sig Ep is the appointment
of Floyd Hodge, '63, as coordinator of Greek

Dean Duncan, Terre Haute, has achieved
Life Master status in the American Contract
Bridge League. The rank of Life Master is
the highest of six classifications of duplicate
bridge players given by the League and is
based on winning at least 300 master points,
50 of which must have been won at national
or regional tournaments. Of the estimated 40
million bridge players in the United States,
fewer than 7,000 have achieved Life Master

The event in which Duncan went over the


Maj. Clark Unger (right), chapter counselor
at East Tennessee State, receives Bronze
Star Medal from Lt. Col. E. R. Mattice, pro-
fessor of military science at the school.

300 mark was the Masters Pairs played with
Robert Swindell at the summer national tour-
nament held at Chicago. Both are charter
members of Indiana Delta, Terre Haute,
where they played bridge as often as two
other players were available. Duncan is an
instrumental music teacher in Midland, Mich.

John F. McInnis, a charter member of the
Davidson chapter, principal of Coltrane-
Webb School, Concord, N. C, and a school-
man in the city's system for more than 30
years, was named Citizen of the Year at a
dinner meeting of the Civitan Club in Sep-
tember, The award was made "for outstand-
ing service in working with children and
especially the mentally retarded."

Morgan H. Pritchett, Johns Hopkins, '42,
has been appointed chairman of the modern
language department at Loyola College of
Baltimore. He holds the master's from North
Carolina, and was awarded his doctorate
from Johns Hopkins in 1964. Educational ex-
perience includes a year of teaching at the
Citadel and two years as educational adviser
to the U. S. Army in Europe. Since 1958 he
has been assistant professor of German at


Capt. Clark Unger, U. S. Army, assigned
to the ROTC Dept. at East Tennessee State
University, was presented the Bronze Star
Medal for "distinguishing himself by out-
standing meritorious service in connection
with ground operations against a hostile
force in the Republic of Vietnam." While as-
signed as a battalion advisor in Vietnam dur-
ing the period July, 1963, until July, 1964, he
came under enemy fire numerous times while
accompanying Vietnamese combat units in
front-line operations.

As an U. S. Adviser it was Captain Unger's
responsibility to give tactical advice and par-
ticipate actively (in an advisory capacity) in
all combat operations of his battalion against
the Viet Cong.

He is chapter counselor to the East Ten-
nessee State Sig Eps.

Capt. Robert V. Arbuckle, Kentucky, '53,
has been awarded the U. S. Air Force Air
Medal at Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam, for
aerial achievement. As a pilot in a unit of the
Pacific Air Forces which assists and advises
Vietnamese Air Force crews on combat tac-
tics against the Viet Cong, he won the award
for his personal bravery and airmanship.

Lt. John D. Burkholder, Connecticut, '62,
in July was awarded the U. S. Army Air
Medal for heroic actions in the rescue of
wounded men while under fire in Vietnam.
As a helicopter pilot he volunteered to airlift
the troopers from an allied unit which was
under heavy fire from the Viet Cong. The
commendation, in the form of a 17th oak leaf
cluster, was presented in Vietnam under the
direction of president Lyndon B. Johnson.

Capt. Thomas L. Klechak, Wake Forest,
summa cum laude graduate from the school
of dentistry at the University of Maryland in
June, received the University Gold Medal for

He also received the Harry E. Kelsey


Award for Professional Demeanor, the Alpha
Omega Scholarship Award for Proficiency
in the Course of Study, the Sigma Epsilon
Delta Memorial Award for Highest Average
in Basic Sciences, nomination to Omicron
Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society, the
Xi Psi Phi Honor Key, and a Mosby Scholar-
ship Book Award.

Dr. Klechak has been selected to serve an
internship with the United States Air Force
at Wilford Hall Hospital in San Antonio,

Don M. Bowman, Oregon, '52, has been ap-
pointed education director for the U. S. Air
Force at Paine Field, Wash. Before this ad-
vancement he was stationed at Kingsley Field,

Donald McNeill, Oregon, '58, is a physician
at the USAF Hospital in upstate New York.
He is on active duty as chief of Aerospace
Medical and Flight surgeons at Griffin AFB.

T. Arthur Smith, George Washington, '49,
has been appointed Chief of the Cost Re-
search Division, Office of the Comptroller of
the Army, where he is directing research ac-
tivities for an Army-wide cost system. Pre-
viously he was Project Scientist (economics)
for the Washington Operations Office of
Booz, Allen Applied Research, Inc.

The author of several studies in economics
and public administration, he has been recog-
nized by Who's Who in the South and South-
west and American Men of Science. He has
served two terms as president of the District
of Columbia Alumni Chapter of Sigma Phi
Epsilon and is a member of the D. C. Alumni
Board and the governing board of the George
Washington University Alumni Association.

Brig. Gen. Paul W. Norton, William and
Mary, '30, recently retired from the Air Force
after more than 20 years of service.

Prior to his retirement he served as Staff
Judge Advocate of the Strategic Air Com-
mand and previous to this was assigned to a
similar post in the Tactical Air Command
and the U. S. Air Force in Europe.

Other assignments have included service at
Asheville, N. C, Tinker AFB, Okla.; Hickam

T. Arthur Smith, George Washington, chief
of a division in Army comptroller's office.

Field, Hawaii, Westover AFB, Mass., and a
post in Washington, D. C, as Deputy Judge
Advocate for Civil Law.

He resides in Durham, N. H., with his wife
and youngest son John, a freshman in col-
lege. His older son is a Sig Ep, 2nd Lt. Paul
W. Norton, Jr., Florida State, '64, stationed
at Moody AFB, Ga., in the Air Transport

Brig. Gen. Paul Norton, William and Mary,
'30, has retired after active Army career.



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A number of Monmouth Sig Eps served the
cause of improving international relations
during the summer of 1965.

At the Vergilian School in Naples, Italy,
Andy Adams, senior, spent a period of the
summer studying classics and obtaining a
better understanding of the people of Italy.

Steve Hern, junior, served at a biological
station in Peru, South America. He was cho-
sen as a Midwest Conference representative
to further his education there.

Jim Wilson worked at the John Deere plant
in Zweibriiken, Germany.

Larry Bowden represented his country
abroad as a People-to-People student ambas-
sador to Scandinavia.

Japanese high school students on the Mon-
mouth campus during the summer received
instruction from Bob Brink and Pete Hile.
Hile is spending his junior year in Japan to
carry on his work.

The Atlanta, Ga., press in September pub-
lished a feature interview with a Georgia
State Sig Ep senior, Mike Smith, who was
shown in a three-column cut peering into a

As the writer stated, "The startling thing
about Mike is that he's only 16 years old, and
with a nearly straight A average behind him
so far, he is heading for graduation next year
at 17 when most people are just making it
out of high school."

Mike, who is recorder for his Sig Ep chap-
ter, doesn't feel his extra capacities have ob-
ligated him to a life of dedication and study.
He points out that a more important thing is
a full social life.

David Henderson, Thiel, '64, blind honor
student who has a graduate fellowship in
physics at the University of Pittsburgh, is the
subject of a recent Reader* s Digest feature,
"The Long Steep Hill to Victory."



Donald M. Johnson



Convention Reflections In many ways it was our finest convention, the recent
Grand Chapter/Academy in New York City at the Biltmore Hotel. It was a totally new
concept: a combination of legislative sessions (the 29th Grand Chapter) and The Academy
(leadership workshops covering 12 subjects).

It was surely one of our largest conventions, with more than 600 registrants — not includ-
ing wives and guests. And this total would have been larger had our mailing to New York
City area alumni been delivered promptly and not delayed in the Manhattan Post Office.

We recognized that going from the hotel's 19th floor (legislative sessions) to the con-
vention floor (Academy sessions) might be a problem, but it worked amazingly well. The
registrants were most cooperative — we "lost" only a few delegates . . . this was a dedicated
group, anxious to learn.

This was a convention full of innovations — the new concept has been mentioned, but
added to this were streamlined procedures, less pomp and ceremony, and a reception
where registrants met national officers and officials. I am particularly proud of the success
of the new facet of the alumni program: recognition of Sig Epic achievement, the Fra-
ternity's citation of alumni excellence in a profession, business, or calling. This program
drew the largest assemblage ever of Sig Eps at a single place at one time.

At the 64th Anniversary Banquet on Tuesday evening, August 31, Senator Bourke B.
Hickenlooper (Rep. — Iowa), charter member of the Iowa State chapter, was the keynote
speaker. Following his address, the Sigma Phi Epsilon Citation was presented to renowned
Sig Eps:

Senator Bourke B. Hickenlooper — Iowa Beta, U. S. Senator from Iowa since 1945

Felix S. Hales — North Carolina Beta, retired president of Nickel Plate Road; director of the

Cleveland Trust Company
Robert Earl Harper, Alabama Beta, Director of Public Information, Treasury Department
Ben Hibbs, Kansas Gamma, Past Editor of the Saturday Evening Post; Senior Editor of the

Reader's Digest
Allan Jackson, Illinois Alpha, CBS News Correspondent

Roger W. Jones, New York Beta, Special Assistant to the Director of the Bureau of the Budget
Dr. Elmer Louis Kayser, D.C. Alpha, Historian George Washington University
Floyd B. Odlum, Colorado Alpha, Past President of the Atlas Corporation; Chairman, Federal

Resources Corporation; Chairman, Arthritis Foundation; Chairman, Lovelace Foundation for

Medical Research and Education

Other famous speakers participated; we were indeed fortunate to have Jimmy Hammer-
stein, executive secretary emeritus of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity; J. Dwight Peterson,
Sigma Chi, president of the National Interfraternity Conference ; and Allan Jackson, Illinois
Alpha, of the CBS News Bureau.

In summary, this was "thinking man's" convention, with sparkling ideas and programs
which indicate the Fraternity's desire to meet the challenges and opportunities of today.
True, some programs were more successful than others, but we will profit from the
experience, determined to make Sigma Phi Epsilon pre-eminent.


Another Innovation This year we are trying something new in the chapter visitation
program. Staff Representative Dennis W. Mesenhimer will be living in Philadelphia while
working in his same northeast territory as a regional manager. This arrangement should
allow him more free time, less travel, more contact and greater service opportunities with
the chapters, and greater flexibility in planning his time to handle problem situations or
expansion opportunities.

We are hoping to learn from this pilot study whether this will attract career-fraternity
representatives, with an attendant reduction in training and turnover costs while at the
same time increase the services and benefits to the chapters. Frankly, we don't know if
all these expectations will be realized, but we do know that Denny is the ideal choice
for this most responsible study.

Select Group Colorado State University, 50th in order of founding, was the first
chapter having initiated more than 1,000 members; the Ohio Northern chapter, 14th in
order of founding, now joins this exclusive club, recording its 1,003rd initiate this fall
in a ceremony in which Past Grand President Bedford W. Black participated.

Other chapters are closing in; as of October 1, they are (order of founding in paren-
theses) : Nebraska (36), 997 initiates; Michigan (42) 984 initiates; Oklahoma State (57),
984 initiates; and Purdue (17), 982 initiates.

Chapter Installations Plans are nearly complete for the installations of Belmont
Abbey colony as the North Carolina Lambda Chapter on October 30 and the University
of Rhode Island colony as the Rhode Island Beta Chapter on November 20.

North Carolina District Governor Black will install the Belmont Chapter. Grand Presi-
dent C. Maynard Turner will install the Rhode Island Chapter. With the chartering of
these two fine groups, we will have 164 undergraduate chapters located in 43 states and
the District of Columbia.

Letters Upon receiving pledging reports from the chapters, we are now sending to
the parents of each pledge a personal, typed letter along with a brochure describing Sig
Ep and the fraternity system.

Also, all contributions to the Living Endowment are now acknowledged by a personal,
typed letter of appreciation.

Last year, 5,192 men pledged Sig Ep and 3,311 members contributed to the Living
Endowment, which means that nearly 8,500 personal acknowledgment letters alone will
be mailed this year from your National Headquarters !

New Headquarters As A new National Headquarters building was first proposed by
the 1959 conclave, I am pleased to report that this project has come a step closer toward
being realized. The Fraternity's request for a Use Permit was granted by the zoning board
so the purchase option was executed for the 1.61-acre site located in north Richmond,
which overlooks the intersection of U.S. Routes 1 and 301 and Interstate 95.

Interim architect's plans have been discussed and approved by the Board; these call
for a traditional exterior and approximately 10,000 square feet. The business oflSces will be
on the first floor; the second floor will be for meeting rooms, archives. National Library,
and historical displays.

Final architect's plans and specifications are now being prepared in order to get con-
struction cost bids from contractors and to arrange for the financing of the building. It
is estimated that the building will be ready for occupancy by late summer of 1966, with
dedication ceremonies planned for Founders Day 1966.


eeks togetlae*

Miss Florida, Carol Lynn Blum, Alpha Epsi-
lon Phi, a junior at Miami (Fla.), chosen as
third runner-up in Miss America Pageant.

E = lli*C

Excellence — the kind of excellence sought
for the college fraternity chapter — is a prod-
uct of Manpower, Motivation, and Continuity.

As leaders of the nation's IFCs gather at
Washington, D.C., on December 2-4, they
will find this formula in the purpose of the
lectures, discussions, and symposiums of the
three-day program.

The chairman of the program is 2 $ E's
Executive Director Donald M. Johnson, who
has assembled many excellent speakers and
panelists. A panel on the Pursuit of Excel-
lence will be headed by Harold Angelo,
former national president of $ K T, assisted
by several of the nation's outstanding deans,
including Dean U. G. Dubach of S $ E.

There will also be a graduate program
directed by the NIC Executive Committee,
which is headed by J. Dwight Peterson, 2 X.

Sorority beauties again dominated the 1965
Miss America Pageant at Atlantic City in
September. The 1966 Miss America, a junior
college student, is merely a sorority hopeful;
however, 19 of the young ladies are Greeks.

First runner-up. Miss Mississippi, Pa-
tricia Puckett, is an Ole Miss Tri Delta, and
she met four sister Tri Deltas in the com-
petition. There were three ChiOs.

The third runner-up. Miss Florida, Carol
Lynn Blum, A E $, junior at the University
of Miami, gave S $ E a chance to get into
the act. Miss Blum had a Sig Ep escort —

Hank Glaser, of Margate, New Jersey, is
the Pennsylvania chapter's answer to Bert
Parks. Hank acted as escort to the beautiful
Miss Florida.

Chapter officers who are looking for clues to
more effective IFC leadership might take a
close look at the operation at the University
of Tennessee. Council leaders are obsessed
with the belief that the fraternity system is
moving into the most dynamic era of growth,
rapid change, and progress it has ever known.
And this makes all the difference.

Amazing as it may seem, during the fall
rush, there was an increase of 60 per cent
in the number of men who registered. Though
the system could not absorb them all, IFC
leaders and their mentor Bob Bonitati were
pleased to see the yield of their effort and
to observe the strong interest in fraternities
being expressed by incoming students.

The spark of enthusiasm and progressive-
ness which the organization has had during
the past year was derived from a dynamic
leadership combination. The assistant to the
dean of students and fraternity adviser —
Bonitati — brought many good ideas to the
campus from Arizona State's outstanding
system. Bonitati was president of the West-
ern Regional IFC and is a member of 2 A E.
He believes in fraternities and knows how


to get young fraternity leaders moving and
keep them moving. Much of his philosophy

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