1943: The Esquire Club
By 1943 the World War had truly become a global conflict. To those left at the University it was
important to keep up morale. The Esquire
Club was formed “for the purpose of furthering campus spirit and organizing
cheerleading, singsongs and any other activity that would add life to the
The 1943 Greystone described
the newly formed club so: “With ‘Benny Murphy as the Feuhrer’ and handsome Dunc
Scott as Number One Booster, the boys contributed their combined talents to
many Varsity functions. They featured
prominently in the successful Harvest Festival, and the one Rugby game of the
year. At the Hallowe’en Carnival they
helped maintain order, gave advice, and assisted all fallen comrades. They also contributed to the cultural life
of the Varsity by supplying entertainment at the Barn Dance and raising their
voices in joyous song at the Cafeteria sing-songs.”2
1. Student Handbook, 1943-1944.
2. Greystone, 1942-1943.
1943a: Greystone, 1942-1943.
1943b: Greystone, 1942-1943.
1943c: Greystone, 1942-1943.