Harry P. Files, 1935
Truthfully, there is no fraternal brotherhood quite like Omega Mu at the University of Maine. We are proud of our history, and we are proud of the impressive number of fraternal brothers who played on many University of Maine athletic teams. With conviction and commitment, our Omega Mu athlete brothers brought a great deal of joy and satisfaction to the university community, creating many wonderful memories since the first baseball team was established at Maine State College in the 1870's. The worked together for the success of each Maine team, and the overall civic good of the University of Maine. The sheer number of Omega Mu athlete brothers is an unqualified triumph for the University of Maine. They each gave their best efforts on each team, and what they achieved perfectly compliments what we fraternally believe: drive and determination. It is a heady athletic legacy. Accordingly, their accomplishments claim our fraternal attention and respect. For the eminence of their athletic success; and, above all, for being our Omega Mu brothers, we are proud. Therefore, in the linked soul and spirit of our long fraternal history, we gratefully remember and celebrate our QTV and Omega Mu brothers who participated on many varsity athletic teams at the University of Maine. Their sacrifice of time was worth the effort for them and the student body at the University of Maine who watched them play. They created many warm memories since the early 1870’s. For the eminence of their athletic success; and, above all, for being our Omega Mu brothers, we are all very proud.
Thoreau said it best: “What a difference, whether in all your walks, you meet only strangers, or in one house is one who knows you, and whom you know. To have a brother…How rare these things are.” How true that is, and we remain that way to this day. That is a heady fraternal legacy.
Omega Mu Athlete
Harry P. Files,
Omega Mu Years
"They are, (left to right) - George Cobb of Auburn, Harry Files of Wapping, Conn, who was captured, received a haircut
and later released by the sophomores."
"Saturday evening an informal was held, with ice cream, cookies, and punch served as refreshments."
"The meeting was an informal get-together to promote
good fellowship and class feeling."
"Harry Files was chairman and master of ceremonies."
"Phi Gamma Delta, with a most remarkably executed tableau of a set of three figures on a raised dais, was adjudged
as the winner."
University of Maine Athlete
Harry P. Files, second player in from the right.
Harry P. Saunders played for the Portland Sagamores, a
semi-pro football team, during the 1934 and 1935 seasons.
Harry Files played exceedingly well for the Sagamores, and he was given a tryout with the Boston Redskins in 1936.
The Boston Redskins playing in Fenway Park.
“What if the space be long and wide,
That parts us from our brother’s side
A soul-joined chain unites our band,
And memory links us hand in hand.”
(Phi Gamma Delta fraternity song)
Chip Chapman, ’82
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