As appeared in The Rattle - Vol. XX No. 2 - November 1931
OMEGA ENJOYS NOTED GUESTS
Actors and Editor Are Entertained - Pledged Group Larger than Average - Lively Social Program
(By John L. Carson)
Pennsylvania State College, Oct. 25 - Omega played host Sunday, October 24, to Sir Phillip Ben Greet, considered to be the greatest interpreter of Shakespeare today, and four other members of his noted cast. One of them, Peter Dearing, who is twenty years old and has been in the English movies nine years, is called the "Jackie Coogan" of England and is the understudy of the noted Sir Phillip. With their decided accents, their walking sticks, and quaint English mannerisms they proved most delightful guests, and it was with regret we saw them leave for their performance the next day in Cincinnati. If other chapters have a chance to see them act, do so, and by all means try to have them as guests—you won’t regret |t.
Omega also had the distinct privilege last week of entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fuller Shedd of Philadelphia. Mr. Shedd is the editor of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. a paper having the third largest circulation in the United States, and is also president of the National Association of Newspapers Editors, probably the greatest honor that can he given a man of the Journalism profession. The boys thoroughly enjoyed their company and especially their experiences while guests of President Hoover at his Camp Rapidan two weeks ago.
Thirty-four brothers returned in the fall, and after a long and tedious rushing period of fifteen days there were twelve new Theta Chi pledges on the Penn Slate Campus. The average number on the campus was eight pledges to each of the fifty-seven fraternities; consequently Omega is proud with a total of forty-six men enroll. The pledges are: Joseph S. Alexander, Germantown H. S., Nelson W. Gilmer. Northeast H. S., Robert L. Grun, Frankford H. S., Louis W. Mattis, S. Bruce Gilliard, and Daniel W. Llewellyn, Roxborough H.S. all from Philadelphia: Chester V. Harbison, Kiski Prep, West View; William A. Lange. Bangor; John P. Schwenk, Schwenksville; Raymond C. Oakes, Mount Jewett; A. Norman Dietriek, ’34, Stroudsburgh; and Leonard P. Doubler. Lower Merion H. S., Narbeth.
Dad’s Day, Saturday, October 17, was a huge success. That night eight persons sat down for dinner and enjoyed, the hospitality of Theta Chi Chapter which prides itself in its ability to make everyone feel at home.
Alumni Day is October 31. We play Pitt at State College for the first time in twenty years and if the chapter house does not bulge the contractor maybe thank his slide rule. Not much more need be said about that week-end - it is the weekend.
The fall house party is November 6, 7, 8, when we play Colgate.
Dick Coy and his Florida orchestra, which is on a northern tour, will be the main attraction.