Excerpt from The Sigma Phi Epsilon Journal, Vol. 7: May 1, 1910
The call to order was made at 10 o'clock Monday morning by Grand President, Bro. N. R. Cooney. A feature of the opening exercises was the prayer by Rev. Benjamin D. Gaw, one of the founders of the fraternity.
Following the report of the Committee on Credentials, the report of the Grand President was given. Not only did this chronicle the remarkable progress which has marked the existence of the fraternity, but it struck the keynote of the fraternity 's principles and the cause of its success.
After the presentation of the. Various amendments, resolutions, and memorials, the appointments of the committees were announced and adjournment was taken. Monday afternoon was spent in committee work.
The delegates and visitors assembled in the green parlor Monday night to witness the initiation of Virdon M. Liston, of the baby chapter, Kansas Alpha, Baker University, Baldwin, Kansas. The ritualistic work was carried through by the team from District of Columbia Alpha Chapter, and was pronounced a model by all.
The initiation was followed by a buffet supper and smoker. This was thoroughly enjoyed by the guests of the Washington boys. William C. Van Vleck, of District of Columbia Alpha, then took charge, and, under his direction, an informal program, combining the ridiculous and the sublime, was given. This included addresses by the Grand Officers and clever stunts by many of the visiting delegates.
The morning session of the second day was devoted to business. At this time the reports of the Grand Officers were heard. These showed the fraternity at large to be in splendid condition in every department.
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