George M. Burditt, Jr., John D. Eusden, and E. Thayer Drake, 3rd, have been elected to the posts of first, second, and third marshals for the Class of 1944, tabulation of the results of two days' voting revealed last night.
Other officers selected on an eight man slate were Treasurer; Dan H. Fenn, Jr.; Chorister: Donald Harting; Orator: John E. Corrigan, Jr.; Odist: J. Robert Moskin, and Poet: Thomas N. Bridge.
Amassing 230 votes out of a total of 459, Burditt of Winthrop House and La Grange, Illinois, led Eusden of Dunster House and Newton by 33 votes. Drake of Winthrop House and Chatham, N. J., was third with 183 votes. Hugh Hyde came in fourth with 157 votes, and A. LeRoy Atherton, Jr. received 130 votes for fifth place.
Burditt Basketball Captain
Captain of the basketball team, Burditt is a member of the Student Council and a National Scholar. Eusden is captain of the swimming team and a member of the Student Council, while Drake is a member of the baseball team, the soccer team and the Student Council.
For treasurer, Fenn, president of the CRIMSON, led Edward T. Wentworth, Jr. by 123 votes to 86. In the race for chorister, Harting, manager of the Glee Club, led Stephen W. Gifford, 3rd by 31 votes.
Corrigan swept the field for Orator, leading Thomas S. Kuhn by 154 votes. Closest fought race was that for Odist, with Moskin, managing editor of the CRIMSON, nosing out Eliot R. Corbett, 3rd.
Bridge, captain of the lacrosse team, won the ballot for Class Poet with a total of 118 votes, leaving Jerry M. Brown in second place with 86 votes. Harold Smith, president of the Advocate, came in third with 80 votes.
Balloting was held on Thursday and Friday of last week and marked a rapid speed-up in Class elections under a wartime program of acceleration, since elections for the Class of 1944 would not normally be held until the spring of their Senior year.
Theoretically the graduation exercises for the Class of 1944 would be held in June of 1944, but under the present program it is quite likely that there will be no chance for more than a cursory set of graduating exrcises, if any at all.