2010.2.1 (Paddle, Fraternal)

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Alpha Chi Epsilon Paddle. The ISTC/UNI chapter of A.X.E. was founded in November 1915 according to the College Eye(School Newspaper). Their colors are purple and white, and they had a strong connection to athletics. They disbanded during World War 2 but reorganized in 1946. Starting in 1957, they worked to get admitted into a national fraternity. In 1965, they joined Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the largest fraternity in the nation. Sigma Alpha Epsilon is still an active fraternity on campus, their colors are royal purple and old gold. John Bertch, class of 1932, and Robert Brown, class of 1934 are both mentioned on the paddle. Brown was Bertch's advisor in the Fraternity. Bertch went on to work for the Y.M.C.A. at Berkley, and Brown, a World War 2 veteran, ran an insurance company in Waterloo.

Rectangular with handle. Fraternal Paddle from the Alpha Chi Epsilon (A.X.E.) Fraternity of the Iowa State Teachers College. Dark Brown wood. Front side in ink is drawn a shield with an eye and the letters AXE. In large black letters is written A.X.E. I.S.T.C. The reverse side states "Dedicated and presented to my honorable advisor ~ Robert A. Brown from pledge John E. Bertch." And a date of October 12, 1931 is also writen. Color: BR, BK, BL

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