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PURPOSE: To build character and to create a stronger feeling of brotherhood through toler-
ance. The basis for the narne 'AChi Tau" is character and tolerance.
HISTORY: The Chi Tau Fraternity was founded in May, l939, by seventeen charter mem-
bers vvith Dr. Earl C. Hald as adviser. In April, 1940, the first pledges Were initiated. Since
activation the fraternity has contributed many leaders to the school as vvell as taken part in many
Leo Wurschmidt .......
Garth Dunning .....
Don Barr ............
Dick Grady r.-...
Don Vedo ......
------.Pz'eSid6nI..------ ---N Virgil Mastelotto
-----Vice-Presz'dent------ ------Don Thomas
-------Secretary------- ------Tom Verhetzel
------r----Tz'easuz'er----m-, nm, Jacob Kohl
---------.'Sergeant-at-Arms.,r---n -------,---- Don Barr
Corresponding Secretary ....., ..... F rank Cooper
Pledge Master ..a,....... .... B ill Gainer
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Spring Council: Front row-J. Tobin,
R. Hardenbrook, G. Dunning, R.
Beery. Back row-G. Robertson, M.
Bauman, J. Riley, V. Mastelotto.
PURPOSE. To promote harmony and cooperation among the social fraternities of Chico State
HISTORY: The Interfraternity Council was founded in the fall semester of 1939 by the Iota
Sigma, Delta Psi Delta, and Chi Tau fraternities, With the Lambda Pi Fraternity being admit-
ted in 1944. Proving of beneiit in coordinating the fraternities, more confidence has been placed
in it through the years. The various offices in the council rotate among the fraternities from
Carl Donica .,r,.. ,...... P resident .....c.. .......... Jim Tobin
John Sylvester ,L,..,. .,.... V ice-President .....a L aa.aaa..,,... Garth Dunning
Virgil Mastelotto ...... ..,.a.. S ecretary ....,.r. ...,,. . Marty Bauman
Don Wustenberg ..........,........... Treasurer ............,,,a,... Bob Hardenbrook
Lambda Pi ..,.,.-....... ...e......ra,................. M arty Bauman and Jim Riley
Delta Psi Delta ...,-.-- ,.,..c.... B ob Beery and Bob Hardenbrook
Chi Tau,--,L ,,,,,,.., .....,, V irgil Mastelotto and Garth Dunning
Iota Sigma -.,-,- ....,.. J im Tobin and Gordon Robertson
P I TER ERATER ITY
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Left: Chi Tau members and guests toast the cameraman. Center: Chi Tau pledges. Front-M. Mastelotto, K. Weideman, H.
Ostrom, T. Verhetzel. Back-W. Gainer. G. Phillips, Greenlee. R. Mittelbach, G. Doering, P. Gray. Right: Dancing at Chi
FALL CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
September 25. Second Annual Barbecue Rally and Kick-Off Queen contest at Sycamore Pool
' October 5. Pledge social dinner held in the dining room at Miller's Market.
October 9. Pledge Dance at the Chico Art Club.
October 30. Fraternity Home-Coming Reunion. .
November 6. Pledge Formal Dance in the Mirror Room of Richardson Springs Hotel.
Throughout the Fall semester, socials were held in the homes of Glen Cochran, Leo Wur-
schmidt, and Virgil Mastelotto. A Christmas party and dance had to be postponed due to the
SPRING CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
March l. Pledge Social Dinner held at the La Hacienda.
March 4. Pledge Social Dance held at the Chico Art Club.
March 26. Pledge Formal Dance.
April 30. Hay ride and dance,
May Zl. Annual Chi Tau Fraternity Picnic.
June l0. Annual Stag-Farewell Party for the graduating seniors in the fraternity.
OUTSTANDING EVENTS OF THE YEAR:
The Chi Tau Fraternity held their second annual "Kick-Off Queen" contest and barbecue
in Bidwell Park preceding the first Chico State football game of the year. Miss Jean Sumerall
was chosen "Kick-Off Queen" after a popular applause election.
The large number of contestants, most of them sponsored by different organizations, were
Barbara Matz, Joyce Ratekin, Zilpha Jones, Ann Chamberlain, Mary Megurle, Josene Krull,
Joan McHugh, Jeanne Knott, Verlin Scott, Carolyn Endicott, Mary Shepard, Frances Farley,
Betty Will, Jean Sumerall, Barbara Swartz, and Sharon Quiggle.
"Queen" Sumerall was sponsored by the Sophomore Class. The coronation took place at
half-time during the first football game of the season on the college field. Leo Wurschmidt, Chi
Tau president, placed the crown on the queen's head.
In October the fraternity sent Virgil Mastelotto to the Far Western College's lnterfraternity
Council meeting at the University of Oregon.
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