In an effort to test the powers of the trustees under the Deed of Trust, F. A. O. Schwarz '24, Harro Eldredge '24, H. K. Thayer '25, and J. McC. Roots '25, comprising the Harvard Chapter of Delta Upsilon Fraternity, have brought a bill in equity against the national Delta Upsilon Fraternity with headquarters in New York City, and the Trustees.
The dispute grows out of the leasing of the present clubhouse by the Delta Upsilon Associates, a body formed to administer the trust fund of about $50,000, to the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. This latter body has the lease from April 1, and the suit will best their ability to hold such a lease, and the ability of the Trustees to grant it. Representatives of the Harvard Chapter contend that they have never severed their connection with the present organization, and therefore such actions are illegal.
By the bill, the petitioners would prevent any interference with the occupancy of the clubhouse by the National Fraternity. The hearing is set for Monday.