Sad news arrived today from Jerry Murphy…”My good friend and Frater Thayer Holbrook has been suffering for many years. This morning his suffering ended. Frater (bwana) Holbrook passed away. ” In honor of Frater Thayer we are posting this photo from the LA Times Archives (April 12, 1959). Its caption reads: Surrounded by friends and fraternity brothers, Thayer Holbrook (Beta-Sigma #352), 19-year-old University of Southern California freshman, cools his feet after playing table tennis for 50 hours at Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house.
“I would have gone on longer,” he told a cheering crowd of spectators, “but I have classes tomorrow.”