John Penn Krause '54

When I saw John Krause’s name under recently reported deaths in Amherst, my thoughts immediately drifted back to a pledge hike we’d had in the spring of 1951.  Some will recall that Amherst had stepped up the fraternity process in the face of the looming threat of Korea.  The kindly brothers of DKE dropped us off somewhere east of Quabbin Reservoir.  As we began to straggle back to Amherst town, Krause took me by the arm and said, “Let’s enjoy this!  How often do we see the dawn come up?”  So, as the others marched grimly alon