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  • DELTA KAPPA EPSILON FRATERNITY Delta Chi Chapter at Cornell University Office of the Alumni Historian X of KE Research Note #19: Maher-Weadon Student Campaign (1967-68) Updated on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 During the 1967-68 academic year A Brother James Patrick Maher III 66 (1944-2004) led a campaign to abolish student government at Cornell University. KE Brother Donald Alford Weadon, Jr. 67(1945-2008) planned and scripted much of this campaign.

    Table of Contents

    Appendix A Campaign Memorabilia (Posters, Flyers, etc)....................................................... 2

    Appendix B Cornell Daily Sun News Clippings ..................................................................... 11

    Appendix C Biographical Data, James Patrick Maher III ....................................................... 32

    Death Notice, The Cornell Alpha Delt ............................................................................. 32

    U.S. Embassy, Teguchigalpa, Honduras, Alerts............................................................... 33

    Missing Aircraft & Pilot Data........................................................................................... 35

    The Miami Herald News Reports (2004).......................................................................... 36

    Cornell Alumni Magazine Report..................................................................................... 39

    Appendix D Biographical Data, Donald Alford Weadon, Jr. .................................................. 40

    Obituary, The Weston Forum ........................................................................................... 40

    In Memoriam, The Delta Chi Deke .................................................................................. 41

    Appendix E Recollection of KE Brother William Alan Morrison 70.................................. 43

    Contributions to this historical record are desired. They may be sent in any form to H. William Fogle, Jr. 70, KE Alumni

    Historian, 3237 E. Fox St., Mesa AZ 85213-5520.

    (480) 641-1137 [email protected]

    mailto:[email protected]

  • Appendix A Campaign Memorabilia (Posters, Flyers, etc) The following materials will be deposited in the Cornell University Archives maintained by the Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections, Carl A. Kroch Library. All items were donated by Brother Brian Merrick OConnor 70. Cf. BMOC message, Wednesday, November 26, 2008 3:31 PM.

    Images of large items have been pieced together from scans of details.

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  • KE8-002. Poster, Campaign. MAHER MAKES SENSE!, 8 x 12", black printing on light blue heavy-weight paper. Source: Brother Brian Merrick OConnor 70, June 2010. Reference: 1967-68 Campaign to Abolish Student Government. Image:

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  • KE8-003. Poster, Campaign. ELECT J. P. MAHER President 8 x 12", black printing on brown heavy-weight paper. Source: Brother Brian Merrick OConnor 70, June 2010. Reference: 1967-68 Campaign to Abolish Student Government. Image:

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  • KE8-004. Flyer, Campaign. Elect J. P. Maher President, 8 x 11", black printing on maize standard-weight paper. Source: Brother Brian Merrick OConnor 70, June 2010. Reference: 1967-68 Campaign to Abolish Student Government. Image:

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  • KE8-005. Poster, Campaign. J.P. MAHER: Abolitionist Candidate for President of Student Government, 7 x 14 ", brown printing on off-white standard-weight paper.

    Source: Brother Brian Merrick OConnor 70, June 2010. Reference: 1967-68 Campaign to Abolish Student Government. Image:

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  • KE8-006. Poster, Campaign. James P. Maher, Photograph of JPM (5 x 5"), Asks: Student Government Has Not Been Around for Two Weeks. Have You Missed It? I HAVENT (ELECT MAHER) 11 x 17 ", black printing on off-white heavy-weight paper. Source: Brother Brian Merrick OConnor 70, June 2010. Reference: 1967-68 Campaign to Abolish Student Government. Image:

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  • KE8-007. Poster, Campaign. THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMEDY, 11 x 17", black printing on off-white standard-weight paper. Distinctions: Drawing of Laurel and Hardy, Harry Langdon, Will Rogers, Ben Turpin

    and lovely bathing beauties in a careening automobile chased by a dog and (mostly behind the word GOLDEN) the Keystone Kops.

    Source: Brother Brian Merrick OConnor 70, June 2010. Reference: 1967-68 Campaign to Abolish Student Government. Image:

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  • KE8-008. Poster, Campaign. WANTED! INFORMATION LEADING TO THE DISCOVERY AND APPREHENSION OF THE NEFARIOUS BALLOT STUFFER, 11 x 17", black printing on brown very light -weight paper. Source: Brother Brian Merrick OConnor 70, June 2010. Reference: 1967-68 Campaign to Abolish Student Government. Image:

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  • KE8-009. Poster, Campaign. , 12 x 19", black printing on very light -weight paper. Source: Brother Brian Merrick OConnor 70, June 2010. Reference: 1967-68 Campaign to Abolish Student Government. Image:

    NOTE: Image to be included at a later time due to size and detail. KE8-010a & -010b. Sticker, Campaign. ELECT MAHER, Last President of Student

    Government, 3 x 2", black printing on fluorescent red-orange and light green with adhesive backing and release paper. Source: Brother Brian Merrick OConnor 70, June 2010. Reference: 1967-68 Campaign to Abolish Student Government. Images:

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  • Appendix B Cornell Daily Sun News Clippings The following items appeared in the Cornell Daily Sun during the academic years 1965-1969. Cornell Daily Sun, Volume LXXXII, Issue 131, 29 April 1966, Page 3

    Cornell Daily Sun, Volume LXXXII, Issue 140, 12 May 1966, Page 16

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  • Cornell Daily Sun, 6 September 1967, Page 15

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  • Cornell Daily Sun, Volume LXXXIV, Issue 10, 19 September 1967, Page 1

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  • Cornell Daily Sun, Volume LXXXIV, Issue 17, 28 September 1967, Page 4

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  • Cornell Daily Sun, Volume LXXXIV, Issue 26, 11 October 1967, Page 4

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  • Cornell Daily Sun, Volume LXXXIV, Issue 32, 19 October 1967, Page 4

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  • Cornell Daily Sun, Volume LXXXIV, Issue 53, 17 November 1967, Page 4

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  • Cornell Daily Sun, Volume LXXXIV, Issue 69, 13 December 1967, Page 12

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  • Cornell Daily Sun, Volume LXXXIV, Issue 89, 20 February 1968, Page 4

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  • Cornell Daily Sun, Volume LXXXIV, Issue 90, 21 February 1968, Page 1

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  • Cornell Daily Sun, Volume LXXXIV, Issue 90, 21 February 1968, Page 4

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  • Cornell Daily Sun, Volume LXXXIV, Issue 101, 7 March 1968, Page 4

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  • Cornell Daily Sun, Volume LXXXIV, Issue 103, 11 March 1968, Page 1

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  • Cornell Daily Sun, Volume LXXXIV, Issue 117, 5 April 1968, Page 17

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  • Cornell Daily Sun, Volume LXXXIV, Issue 131, 25 April 1968, Page 4

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  • Cornell Daily Sun, Volume LXXXIV, Issue 128, 22 April 1968, Page 3

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  • Cornell Daily Sun, Volume LXXXV, Issue 1, 11 September 1968, Page 12

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  • Appendix C Biographical Data, James Patrick Maher III

    A Brother James Patrick Maher III 66 (b. 15 December 1944, d. 3 August 2004).

    Death Notice, The Cornell Alpha Delt

    The Cornell Alpha Delt, Spring 2006, p. 14.

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  • U.S. Embassy, Teguchigalpa, Honduras, Alerts

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  • Missing Aircraft & Pilot Data

    N-number : N9911S Aircraft Serial Number : 70011 Aircraft Manufacturer : ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL Model : 700 Engine Manufacturer : LYCOMING Model : TI0-540 SER Aircraft Year : 1978 Owner Name : AIR ANTILLES INC Owner Address : 7131 NW 26TH AVE MIAMI, FL, 33147-6201 Type of Owner : Corporation Registration Date : 10-Dec-2002 Airworthiness Certificate Type : Standard Approved Operations : Normal Source: http://www.landings.com/_landings/pages/search.html Name : MAHER, JAMES PATRICK Airman's Address : 1581 BRICKELL AVE MIAMI, FL, 33129-1215 FAA Region : Southern Date of Medical : Mar, 2004 Class of Medical : 3 Expiration of Class 3 : Mar, 2006 Airman Certificates : Private Pilot Airplane Single and Multi Engine Land Name : BRAGA, EDUARDO JOSE FONTES Airman's Address : 3216 NE 13TH ST APT 7 POMPANO BEACH, FL, 33062-8108 FAA Region : Southern Date of Medical : Oct, 2003 Class of Medical : 3 Expiration of Class 3 : Oct, 2006 Airman Certificates : Airline Transport Pilot Airplane Multi Engine Land Commercial Pilot Privileges only Airplane Single Engine Land Rotorcraft Helicopter Flight Instructor (exp: 30-Jun-2006) Airplane Single and Multi Engine Instrument Airplane

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    http://www.landings.com/_landings/pages/search.html

  • The Miami Herald News Reports (2004)

    Miami Herald, The (FL), August 8, 2004, Section: Broward & State, Edition: Broward, Page: 3B

    LOST PLANE: `NO ONE SAW' IT JONATHAN ABEL, [email protected]

    The search continues for two South Florida men reported missing over the jungles of Honduras.

    Their twin-engine Rockwell Commander plane lost