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Published by Alpha Omicron Pi, 2015-09-02 15:33:33

1917 November - To Dragma

Vol. XIII, No. 1

Don't forget to read the


in this number!



Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity Jessie Wallace Hughan, Alpha '98, 378 Grand Ave., Brooklyn, N . Y .
Helen St. Claire Mullan (Mrs. George V . ) , Alpha '90, 118 W. 183rd St., New
S a h U of (EantpntB
November A/«nW Fairbanks, T * Stella Stern Perry (Mrs. George H . ) , Alpha '98, 2243 Green Street, San
The Seeress of Hawthorne Street 8
f4 Francisco, Cal.
Letter from Ruth Bryant, A A A Helen Santmyer 16 Elizabeth Heywood Wyman, Alpha '98, 456 Broad Street, Bloomfield, N . J .
My World and Yours
The Installation of No Omicron at Vanderbilt University

Peace at Any Price ^ane !9 Grand President, Isabelle Henderson Stewart (Mrs. B. F . , J r . ) , Sierra City, Cal.
Upsilon and Puget Sound Alumnae Virginia Esterley 20 Grand Secretary, Helen N . Henry, 264 Boylston St., Boston, Mass.
Grand Treasurer, Lillian MacQuillin McCausland (Mrs. Norman), 517 Angell
Completeness ***** Fairbanks, T 23
The History of Vanderbilt Mary D. Houston, N 0 23 St., Providence, R. I .

Congratulations Merva D. Hennings 24 OTHER OFFICERS
The Editors' Congress 2$
28 Grand Vice-president, Jean Loomis Frame (Mrs. J . E . ) , 606 W. 122nd St.,
In Memoriam New York City.
The Installation of the Knoxville Alumna Chapter . . . . Lucretia Bickley, 0 29
Grand Historian, Stella Stern Perry (Mrs. George H . ) , 2243 Green St., San
The Quiet Corner Anna Many 30 Francisco, Cal.
Report of the National Panhellenic Congress
32 Registrar, Marie Vick Swanson (Mrs. A. E . ) , 1926 Sherman Ave., Evanston,

Grand Secretary's Honor Roll AXO 34 111.
Editor's Conference at N . P. C , October 24th-27th, 1917 35
Assistant Registrar, Julia Fuller Crane (Mrs. R . S . ) , 1823 Wesley Ave.,
Florence A. Armstrong, Evanston, 111.

Editorials 39 Auditor, Helen Dickinson Lange (Mrs. W. R . ) , 1646 Fair Oaks Ave.,
Announcements Pasadena, Cal.
Active Chapter Letters "
Alumnae Chapter Letters 44 Examining Officer, Lucy R. Somerville, 509 Central Ave., Greenville, Miss.
Chairman Committee on New Chapters, Viola Clark Gray, 1527 S. 23rd St.,
Exchanges 76
Lincoln, Neb.
OO Editor-in-chief of T o D R A G M A , Mary Ellen Chase, 1309 7th St. S. E . , Minne-

apolis, Minn.
Business Manager of To DRAGMA, Carolyn Fraser Pulling (Mrs. Arthur),

100 Malcolm Ave., Minneapolis, Minn.


Delegate, Anna Estelle Many, 1325 Henry Clay Ave., New Orleans, L a .


Editor-in-chief, Mary Ellen Chase, 1309 7th St. S. E . , Minneapolis, Minn.
Business Manager, Carolyn Fraser Pulling (Mrs. A r t h u r ) , 100 Malcolm Ave.,

Minneapolis, Minn.
Chapter Letters, Margaret June Kelley, 52 Essex St., Bangor, Maine.

Eastern District (Nu, Delta, Gamma, Epsilon, Chi)

Marion Rich, 17 Lawrence St., Chelsea, Mass.
Southern District (Pi, Kappa, Omicron, Nu Kappa, Nu Omicron)

Lucretia Jordan Bickley (Mrs. W. E . ) , 1516 Laurel Ave., Knoxville, Tenn.
Middlewestern District (Zeta, Theta, Rho, Iota, Tan, Beta Phi, Eta, Alpha Phi)

Merva Dolsen Hennings (Mrs. A. J . ) , 817 S. 6th Ave., May wood, 111.
Western District (Sigma, Lambda, Upsilon)

Virginia Judy Esterly (Mrs. Ward B . ) , 244 Alvarado Rd., Berkeley, Cal.

ALUMNAE ASSISTANT EDITORS Zeta—Alice Sheehy, A 0 I I House, Lincoln, Neb.
Pi—Theodora Sumner, 1427 Delachaise St., New Orleans, L a . Sigma—Marion Black, 2913 Fillmore St., San Francisco, Cal.
Nu—Alice L . Clark, 210 W. 21st St., New York City. Theta—Agnes Lakin, A 0 II House, Greencastle, Ind.
Omicron—Roberta Williams, Faust Addition, Chattanooga, Tenn. Delta—Lorna Tasker, Tufts College, Mass.
Kappa—Augusta Stacy, Stacy, Ark. Gamma—Barbara Dunn, 11 Bennoch St., Orono, Me.
Zeta—Jane L . Piper, 1731 D St., Lincoln, Neb. Epsilon—Dagmar Schmidt, 308 Waite Ave., Ithaca, N . Y .
Sigma—Alice De Veuve, Larkspur, Cal. Rho—Ruth Sharer, Willard Hall, Evanston, 111.
Lambda—Leuell Garvin, Stanford University, Cal.
Theta—Irene Miller McLeod (Mrs. LeRoy), Browns Valley, Ind. Iota—Mary Caldwell, 706 W. Hill St., Champlain, 111.
Delta—Etta Phillips MacPhie (Mrs. E . T . ) , 49 Daniels St., Lowell, Mass. Tau—Muriel Fairbanks, 328 ioth Ave. S. E . , Minneapolis, Minn.
Gamma—Elizabeth Hanly, Caribou, Me. Chi—Frances Carter, 503 University PL, Syracuse, N . Y .
Epsilon—Clara GraefTe, 255 McDonough St., Brooklyn, N . Y . Upsilon—Elizabeth McCausland, 1847 E . 55th St., Seattle, Wash.
Rho—Edith G . Meers, 2301 Sherman Ave., Evanston, 111. Nu Kappa—Genevieve Groce, 3530 Cedar Springs Rd., Dallas, Tex.
Lambda—Harriet Maines, 439 Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, Cal. Beta Phi—Mildred Begeman, A 0 II House, Bloomington, Ind.
Iota—Helen W. Whitney, 212 S. Catherine Ave., LaGrange, 111. Eta—Elizabeth Pruett, 217 N . Murray St., Madison, Wis.
T a u — E l s a Steinmetz, 1917 Emerson Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minn. Alpha Phi—Etta Norcutt, Hamilton Hall, Bozeman, Mont.
Chi—Ruby Davis, 17 3rd Ave., Gloversville, N . Y . Nu Omicron—Katrina Overall, 1904 Acklen Ave., Nashville, Tenn.
Upsilon—Ruth Fosdick, Goldendale, Wash.
N u Kappa—Margaret Bonner Bentley (Mrs. W. P . ) , 4617 Gaston Ave., Dallas, ALUMN/E CHAPTERS

Beta Phi—Vedah Covalt, 717 S. Washington St., Kokomo, Ind.
Eta—Vera Alderson, 2252 W. 111th PI., Chicago, 111. New York—Daisy Gaus, 497 Halsey St., Brooklyn, N . Y .
Alpha Phi—Ruth Noble Dawson (Mrs. E . E . ) 315 n t h St. N., Great Falls, San Francisco—Daisy Mansfield Shaw (Mrs. Norman), 3073 Bateman St

Mont. Berkeley, Cal.
Boston—Marion Rich, 17 Lawrence St., Chelsea, Mass.
ALUMN/E ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGERS Providence—Helen Eddy Rose (Mrs. A. D . ) , 25 Tenth H i l l Ave., Providence
Pi—Mary Thomas Whittington (Mrs. G. P.), Alexandria, L a .
Nu—Daisy Gaus, 497 Halsey St., Brooklyn, N . Y . R. I.
Omicron—Roberta Williams, Faust Addition, Chattanooga, Tenn. Lincoln—Annie E . Jones, 1710 B St., Lincoln, Neb.
Kappa—Frances Allen, 1012 Federal St., Lynchburg, Tenn. Los Angeles—Lucile Curtis, 1933 Oxford Ave., Los Angeles, Cal.
Zeta—Jane L . Piper, 1731 D St., Lincoln, Neb. Chicago—Mabel Wallace, 7000 Eggleston Ave., Chicago, 111.
Sigma—Dorothy K . Clarke, 840 Contra Costa Ave., Berkeley, Cal. Indianapolis—Ruth Ritchie, 3241 N . New Jersey St., Indianapolis, Ind.
Theta—Celia Bates, Winchester, Ind. New Orleans,—Anna E . Many, 1325 Henry Clay Ave., New Orleans, L a .
Minneapolis—Carolyn Frazer Pulling (Mrs. A r t h u r ) , 100 Malcolm Ave-
Delta—Etta Phillips MacPhie (Mrs. E . T . ) , 49 Daniels'St., Lowell, Mass.
Gamma—Alice Farnsworth Phillips (Mrs. G. H . ) , n Norfolk St., Bangor, Minneapolis, Minn.
Bangor—Margaret June Kelley, 52 Essex St., Bangor, Me.
Me. Portland—Alice I I . Collier, 438 E . 52d St., Portland, Ore.
Epsilon—Isabelle Stone, 27 Lincoln St., Needham, Mass. Puget Sound—Cornelia Jenner, East Seattle, Wash.
Rho—Doris Wheeler, 639 Forest Ave., Evanston, 111.
Lambda—Hazel Hartwell, 1145 21st St., San Diego, Cal. ACTIVE CHAPTER SECRETARIES
Iota—Ethel Brooks, Beecher City, 111. Pi—Evelyn Pigott, 3706 Prytania St., New Orleans, L a .
Tau—Inez D. Jayne (Mrs. Trafford), 25n Logan Ave. N., Minneapolis, Minn. Nu—Jessie C . Buchanan, 56 E . 59th St., New York, N . Y .
Chi—Ethel Harris, 641 Emerson St., Watertown, N . Y . Omicron—Dorothy M. Nolan, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.
Upsilon—Carrie I . Bechen, McMinnville, Ore. Kappa—Linna McBride, R.-M. W. C , Lynchburg, Va.
Nu Kappa—Nell Harris, Frederick, Okla. Zeta—Edna Hathway, A O U House, Lincoln, Neb.
Beta Phi—Hannah Blair, 801 N . Maple St., Bloomington, Ind. Sigma—Margaret Forsythe, 2721 Haste St., Berkeley, Cal.
Eta—Esther Fowler, Fithian, 111. Theta—Helen Lange, A O II House, Greencastle, Ind.
Alpha Phi—Grace Mclver, 115 n St. S., Great Falls, Mont. Delta—Ruth Brooks, 40 Warren St., West Med ford, Mass.
Gamma—Ella Wheeler, Mt. Vernon House, Orono, Me.
CHAPTER EDITORS Epsilon—Florence Coupe, 308 Waite Ave., Ithaca, N . Y .
Pi—Anna McLellan, 2108 Prytania St., New Orleans, L a . Rho—Margaret Ariess, 5028 N . Clark St., Chicago, 111.
N u — E d n a Rapallo, 129 E . 29th St., New York, N . Y . Lambda—Ruth Chandler, Stanford University, Cal.
Omicron—Eleanor Burke, 1635 Laurel Ave., Knoxville, Tenn. Iota—Ruth Percival, 906 W. Green St., Urbana, 111.
Kappa—Frances Hardy, R.-M.W.C, Lynchburg, Va. Tau—Margaret Boothroyd, 328 ioth Ave. S. E . , Minneapolis, Minn.
Chi—Ina Miller, 503 University PI., Syracuse, N . Y .

Upsilon—Nellie McColl, 4732 21st Ave. N . E . , Seattle, Wash.

Nu Kappa—Rhea Burgess, 4505 Mlinger Ave., Dallas, Tex.

Beta Phi—Vivian Day, A O I I House, Bloomington, Ind.

Eta—Dorothy 'Bassett, 626 N . Henry St., Madison, Wis.

Alpha Phi—Harriet Arneson, Hamilton Hall, Bozeman, Mont.

Nu Omicron—Katrina Overall, 1904 Acklen Ave., Nashville, Tenn.

P i — H . Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, New Orleans, L a .
Nu—New- York University, New York City.
Omicron—University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.
Kappa—Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Va.
Zeta—University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
Sigma—University of California, Berkeley, Cal.
Theta—De Pauw University, Greencastle, Ind.
Delta—Jackson College, Tufts College, Mass.
Gamma—University of Maine, Orono, Me.
Epsilon—Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y .
Rho—Northwestern University, Evanston, 111.
Lambda—Leland Stanford University, Palo Alto, Cal.
Iota—University of Illinois, Champaign, 111.
Tau—University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
Chi—Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y .
Upsilon—University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
Nu Kappa—Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Tex.
Beta Phi—University of Indiana, Bloomington, Ind.
Eta—University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
Alpha Phi—Montana State College, Bozeman, Mont.
Nu Omicron—Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
New York Alumna;—New York City.
San Francisco Alumnae—San Francisco, Cal.
Providence Alumnae—Providence, R. I .
Boston Alumna*—Boston, Mass.
Los Angeles Alumnae—Los Angeles, Cal.
Lincoln Alumnae—Lincoln, Neb.
Chicago Alumnae—Chicago, 111.
Indianapolis Alumnae—Indianapolis, Ind.
New Orleans Alumnae—New Orleans, L a .
Minneapolis Alumnae—Minneapolis, Minn.
Bangor Alumnae—Bangor, Me.
Portland Alumnae—Portland, Ore.
Puget Sound Alumnae—Seattle, Wash.
Knoxville Alumnae—Knoxville, Tenn.

To D R A G M A


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Banta, official printer to the fraternity. Entered at the Postofhce at Menasha,
Wis., as second-class matter, April 13, 1909, under the act of March 3, 1897.

To DRAGMA is published on the twenty-fifth of November, February, May,
and September.

Subscription price, One Dollar per year payable in advance; single copies,
twenty-five cents.

Mary Ellen Chase, Editor-in-chief. Carolyn Fraser Pulling, Business



Grey skies and leafless trees,
The sound of falling- rain,
A sodden path, a lonely hut,
And memoriesI


THE SEERESS OF HAWTHORNE STREET with larger profit. There is even an element of romance in fortune-
telling. Whole bands of gypsy girls, in gay kerchiefs and sparkling
(Muriel Fairbanks, the author of this sketch, has the distinction of being ear rings, not to mention inscrutable-eyed Egyptian prototypes of the
one of the few women reporters on the Minneapolis Journal. Last summer Sphinx flash across one's fancy at the mere mention of the art. Aside
she gave all her time to this work, and this year she is managing to do a from the romantic appeal, I do not doubt but that it might even be
great deal of it along with her studying. She has received honors in the defended from the point-of-view of the psychic theorists on the basis
university because of her unusual ability in writing, and we predict great that by the power of suggestion the mind of a perturbed "subject"
success for her in later literary achievement. The following "story" is the might be put at ease. Once upon a time, I myself had read palms
result of an "interview" with a fortune-teller.) at a sorority bazaar for the consideration of ten cents per pair of
palms. I really had harmed no one. Taking into consideration the
During the summer of 1917 the city of Minneapolis was subject to questions I had well nigh exhausted my inventive faculty in answer-
a most peculiar and unusual plague. Fortune tellers, soothsayers, ing, I felt that I had earned the money. I state this merely to inform
palmists, venders of miracles, and even one who called herself a " f o l - my reader that when I set out to cover my assignment, it was with a
lower of the Veil," set themselves up in our complacent, prosperous mild curiosity rather than a religious sense of duty to the poor, dear,
middle western city, and plied an unusually profitable trade. There hoodwinked public.
were several reasons why those who prey upon the credulity of the
public should have been so active at this time. The spirit of war had The list of names given me was quite long enough to permit ample
overcome the summer lethargy of our city. Daily military parades, freedom of choice. I decided upon "Mrs. John Bjorlin, 1513 Haw-
the constant departure of troop train after troop train for "some- thorne Street," possibly because it was so outstandingly unseerees-like.
where," the appearance of foreign uniforms in the lobbies of the
hotels, all tended to tighten the strings of emotionalism in the people, Hawthorne Street is at the end of the car line. I t is one of those
more especially in the women. War, that great, unexpected invader of commonplace streets which jut off unexpectedly from a shabby subur-
the quiet order of each individual life, seemed suddenly and without ban business avenue only to dwindle out in equally shabby white
any other apparent reason, to have caused the feminine element of frame houses and smart new stucco bungalows. I walked seven
Minneapolis to revert to a lower stage of mental development. At blocks before locating "1513."
least, this seemed the only explanation I could formulate to explain
the patronage of the seeress of Hawthorne Street and her kind. There was nothing to distinguish "1513 Hawthorne Street" from
many other houses which I had passed. I t looked exactly like the
I t so happened that the business of fortune-telling, while harmless others, a fact, of which I made mental note. A fringe of well-cared-
as an after dinner entertainment, is frowned upon by certain very for geranium bushes bordered the screened-in porch. I rang. A tall
specific laws and ordinances of our city. For this reason I was called young women, wearing a hat and carrying a white parasol, answered
to the desk of the city editor one morning and informed of the entire the bell.
situation. The city was being overrun by feminine sharpers, robbers
of credulous and unintelligent women and frivolous girls. There " I came to see Mrs. Bjorlin."
were rumors of fabulous prices per "seance." Such things could not She nodded understanding^, "You'll have to come in and wait
be permitted to continue. An "exposure" was imperative. I found until your turn."
myself assigned to the task of having my fortune told as many times
as I could find seeresses to serve me professionally. Each interview, I came. There were several other young women on the porch,
"sitting," or reading was to receive detailed publicity in the columns which was screened and curtained to a cool dimness. Apparently I
of the daily paper. Action by civil authorities, I was told, would was not the only visitor at the shrine. The low buzz of conversation
obviously follow such exposure. which had ceased upon my appearance was soon resumed.

While not at all adverse to having my fortune told, I confess I "Isn't Mrs. Bjorlin just wonderful!" a pale young person in pink
really had no profound or conscientious desire to bring even a " f o l - ventured with an ecstatic inflection. "Really girls, you just can't
lower of the Veil" to the bars of justice. Fortune-telling, in the imagine how much good she has done me. I f I ' d only known about
abstract, I regard as a refined, ladylike way of earning one's living. her before!"
Many enterprises, of greater harm to the public are conducted
"Isn't it interesting to know so much all about yourself," asked or
rather observed a girl, who might have sold ribbons or gloves. "Kate
said I wuz a fool to lay down one seed for news about whether or


not Andy got to France, but, b'lieve me, I've felt like a different with a crocheted contrivance neatly spread across it. The afternoon
person ever since. ' I t ain't always what you buy that you kin see that sunshine streamed in through the white marquisette curtains, touching
gives you your money's worth,' I says to Kate. That's why I ' m here the foliage of an orderly row of geranium pots. The attendant of the
again." striped house gown was closing the door carefully. Having done
this, she ensconced herself in a chair opposite me and favored me with
"You're right about that I think," put in a wan, colorless girl who a casual survey.
wore a wedding ring, " I haven't much to do in the afternoons and it
jes' seems sometimes as though I ' l l go straight up worrying about Jed. "You live Meenapolis?" she asked with a disinterested but good-
Ever since he joined the machine gun company I haven't done much humored stare.
else but sit and try to sew and wait for the evening papers. Still 1
can't get anything out of the war news. It's just like Greek to me. I was dumfounded. I have said I was prepared for anything.
I've a good notion to go back to work. Jed's mother was over yester- That is not true. My vendor of spirit messages was garbed, as no
day, an' she said that Mrs. Bjorlin never makes a mistake about seeress of fiction was ever depicted, in a gingham house dress! Her
anything. Since she told me that Jed is comin' back, I've kind of name, which had impressed me as foreign, suddenly seemed to echo
felt natural again." in my ears as merely Scandinavian, for she spoke in the broken En-
glish of the typical Norwegian immigrant. My last illusion went
" I wonder how she really knows," said a younger girl, who glimmering. Whoever heard of a priestess of the occult who couldn't
apparently from her interest was a new visitor at the shrine. "Do you speak correct English, or at least Egyptian or Hungarian, anything
suppose it's a gift ? I read a novel once called The Gift of Prophecy. but Norwegian? But I was being questioned.
Do you suppose it's—it's—that?"
"You live in the country then, yes?"
"Well, I don't know what it is, but i f there is anything you really She pondered it with closed eyes while I stared with unpolite
want to know about, Mrs. Bjorlin can tell you. How she does it, I scrutiny at her stolid, middle-aged face, the slight droop at the corners
don't care, as long as I know about Jed," announced the colorless of the mouth, the lines on the shining forehead, the iron gray hair
girl with finality. "It's your turn, Madge." drawn back tightly. I gave it up. My seeress was speaking in short,
jerky sentences, while her eyelids fluttered over her small gray eyes.
As I listened to these girls discussing the lady I sought, a feeling " A h ! I have i t — I see, I see, I see a small town! I see a school-
of unrest, of a strange desire to really have my future "read" possessed house, a white schoolhouse, is it not so?" She sighed deeply, " A h , "
me. Such is the influence which the old superstitions still exert upon this with a rising inflection to record a discovery, "there is also a
the mind. The crude philosophy voiced by the shop girl aroused station, with a platform and a signboard, is i t not so? I'm right?
an eagerness to see the high priestess of Hawthorne Street. Would The station is painted red" (this last triumphantly).
she have dark, penetrating eyes? Would her study or reception As for me, when my seeress opened her eyes long enough to notice,
room or whatever place in which she held her seances be dim? I acquiesced weakly. Whereupon she immediately lapsed comfort-
My excited imagination visualized heavy draperies and blue lights. ably into a second trance. This was of short duration. She came
Suppose there should be slow music. Gradually the group who had out of it aglow with a second great discovery.
come before me were called to the shrine, entered, returned, left. I "You are in love with a soldier," her grey eyes crinkled with good-
watched the last of them depart. natured delight. "Is it not so?"
I decided to follow any lead, being in love with all soldiers.
"You may come in now." I t was a stout, matronly person in a " I see. I see. . . . I see your soldier with other soldiers about
striped blue gingham house dress. There was no necessity for him. He, why, he is thinking of you!"
attempting a false appearance of credulity. My active imagination
had been given ample time for operation. I was not only prepared I was overcome.
to be awed, I was prepared for anything. I almost wanted to put "Let me think now. This soldier of yours—he was drafted?"
aside my cynicism, and believe the seeress of Hawthorne Street, who- I decided to be obstinate. My seeress was getting too self-com-
ever she might be. placent. "He enlisted," I said, with an effort to look forsaken.
"He is with other soldiers, as I say. The others are singing and
The room I entered was very different from my expectation. Per- laughing but he—he is sad all the time. He think about you. I
haps, I decided, it was merely an anteroom, and I would be admitted
to the shrine later. The chair I sat in was of ultra-ordinary wicker,


can see he think about you. You came to see me 'cause you worried along that line. You are not quite certain about it yet, but you are
young . . • you must put yourself into this work. The spirits will
about him, is it not so?"
aid you."
"Yes," I sighed, studying the hem on the striped gingham apron. I felt suddenly dispensed with.

"Don't you worry. Though only a few come back, he come. This The "reading" was over. "One dollar, please," said the high

I know. He will come back." arbiter.
I had my fortune told again and again during the summer, but to
After this consoling remark, my dispenser of long distance infor-
the seeress of Hawthorne Street all other practitioners of that mystic
mation from a hypothetical soldier, subsided into a momentary art were as neophytes and crude dissemblers. Even the lady who
purported to "follow the Veil" was but a shabby creature, with sad
reverie. eyes, who wore cheap jewelry and seemed to be in constant fear of
being discovered. I missed the homely aggressiveness of my oracle
"You got some question you like to ask me?" she asked searching of Hawthorne Street in other lack-luster seances. When the time
came to write my "Story" I approached the task with something very
for an additional lead. near regret.

I'm afraid I was a poor subject. The seeress looked slightly bored. MURIEL FAIRBANKS, T '18.

I racked my brain for desired information. I could think of nothing

which I really "yearned" to know concerning my past, present, or

future. Still, i f I were to have anything for my "story—"

"Please tell me about my father's relatives," I suggested meekly,

at which my oracle in the gingham gown promptly went off into a

trance. She remained in this state for several moments, so long that

I began to feel anxious for her safety. At length she began speaking

in low, muffled tones.

" I hear a voice . . . it is very faint . . . I hear names

spoken . . . I hear the names of John and Mary." Suddenly

the grey eyes opened wide enough to favor me with a swift glance,

"Was there ever a John or a Mary in your father's family?"

I recalled relatives who answered to those unique names. My

oracle seemed to register mild joy in her own astuteness. She was off


" I hear a voice again . . i t grows more and more clear . . .

it is coming nearer and nearer . . . I almost have i t ! I t is, it Do you in your house or dormitory discuss
current topics at the table or do you gossip?
is . . . ah! . . . it is the voice of your father's mother! Listen This is a time when we should be ashamed of
trivial and cheap conversation!
closely to what I shall say . . . for she is about to speak . . .she is

saying, ' I believe in the right.' Your grandmother was a righteous

woman, was she not?"

There was no alternative. Again I verified the hypotheei^.

"What do you intend to do with your life?" the seeress asked

abruptly, having recovered with remarkable ease from her sojourn

in spirit land.

Again I hesitated. To reveal my connection with a newspaper

would never do.

" I ' d like to be a foreign missionary—and travel," I said a little


I was surveyed long and intently.

"A-ah," murmured the oracle of Hawthorne Street, meditatively,

" I see. I know, it is given to me-to know that you have great ability


14 TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI 5. Watch the coffee and tea cups to see that sugar is not wasted

October 5th, 1917. in them.

To the Greek-letter Women of America: I f every fraternity woman will join the league of those that are
I n days like the present ones, when we find ourselves face to face trying to do this as another "bit" toward the final supremacy of
right and democracy a real service is thus being rendered. W i l l you
with the biggest, the most vital problems which have ever confronted pledge yourself to adopt the above as your program?
any people during all the ages, we pause often to take stock of our
liabilities and our assets. And so, because they are thinking women, Yours truly,
the Greek-letter women of our country have ere this individually and
collectively paused to take an inventory of their status in the present R U T H E. BRYANT, A A A
crisis. I am sure the side of the ledger on which they write them-
selves is without need of specification. But i n just what ways do they, Department of Home Economics Extension,
and can they, most effectively render their service? Ohio State University.

The avenues of service which have most readily been presented to THE FIRE WEED
us are the Red Cross, the perfecting of organizations for relief work
when the actual need arises, knitting, and in a kind of vague general Where forest fires have swept the land,
way, at least for some of us, food conservation. But i n the food The musing traveler sees
conservation a great many of us do not know just what the specific
needs for conservation are. And it is in the light of this fact that the These little bright-faced flowers stand
present letter is written. Most of us know the wheat situation, we In crowded companies.
know the necessity for a wheatless meal a day. We realize that corn,
rye, buckwheat and even soy bean meal must become current ingre- So in the heart that grief has charred
dients of our bread. We know the need of a meatless day a week. New fairness decks the sod,
But here is a brand new need for conservation. An appeal has just
come from the French Government to the United States to export And every blackened life is starred
100,000 tons of sugar to them at once. This call comes for sugar With tender gifts from God.
as an article of diet, as a nutrient which is vital to them, not for sugar
as a luxury. And so the Government, through its Food Administra- — E T H E L W Y N WETHERALD.
tion, is making an appeal to the American people to make it possible
for them to meet this need. Normally the American people use about
four times as much sugar as any other nation, four ounces per person
per day, or a half cup. France's allowance is less than one ounce,
or less than two level tablespoons, per person per day, and she will
soon be without that unless we rise to her emergency call. How
can this be done? By reducing our consumption one-third. The
Food Administration is not asking us to interfere with sugar in com-
bination with other foods, but there are many unnecessary forms of
consumption which patriotic, public-spirited women and girls can
eliminate i f they w i l l . So here is an outline of a vital service which
as women and girls we may render:

1. Use no candy and sweetmeats and enlist others to do likewise.
2. Make no gifts of sweetmeats at Christmas time.
3. Eliminate sundaes and fancy ice creams served with syrup.
4. Use less cake, and when served let it be without icing.



Some grown-ups have forgotten all the nice things that are 'round;
They walk with solemn faces, and their eyes fixed on the ground. When news came that we were to have a chapter of Alpha Omicron
What things will I remember, when I ' m old and good and wise, Pi installed in Vanderbilt University, I was pleased because it meant
And walk abroad with dignity, long skirts and downcast eyes? more sisters in Tennessee, and was satisfied that it was the thing to
do because Mary D. Houston was behind the enterprise. Beyond
The way a yellow wheat field looks on a breezy summer day; that I gave it little thought. When I went to Nashville, the condi-
The sweeping rush of the wind in your face when you're swinging tions, the circumstances, and those lovely girls inspired an enthu-
siasm that I want to impart to the whole fraternity.
high and away;
And how the earth smell makes you feel when you plant your sweet- I n the summer of nineteen hundred and sixteen Mary D. Houston,
as she said herself, "had the inspiration which Katrina Overall nobly
pea seed; carried out." They got together this group of girls who were to
And a leaping fire on a winter's night, with Ivanhoe to read. enter Vanderbilt, some as freshmen, some as upperclassmen, who were
The thrill of the first spring evening when the daylight lingers on not only their friends but were the girls they felt were suited to the
And the street is f u l l of us playing when the dinner dishes are done. undertaking. Mary D . returned to Tennessee while these girls
formed the local at Vanderbilt, Alpha Alpha, which petitioned Alpha
A l l these things I ' m sure I ' l l remember, and maybe some others too: Omicron Pi. After the holidays, Mary D. remained at home, entered
A coast on the hill on a moonlight night, that taught you how angels Vanderbilt, and when the charter was granted they had her guiding
hand—and head, to start them off.
A world all fair and far away, as seen from the hay-loft door; After various delays the date of installation was set for A p r i l 28th.
The sound of a distant train at night, when you dream of adventures Miss Many was appointed to conduct the ceremony and I was sent
to lend my doubtful aid and moral support. I t had just been
in store. announced that the University of Tennessee would close three weeks
And I ' l l always remember a falling star across a summer sky, early on account of the farmers and soldiers, and with examinations
That made me hold my mother's hand and wonder i f I were I . so close at hand it was impossible for any members of Omicron Chap-
ter to be present.
Some grown-ups have forgotten all the nice things that are 'round;
They walk with solemn faces, and their eyes fixed on the ground. On Friday morning, the twenty-seventh, I reached Nashville. Mary
But the things that I remember when I'm old and good and wise D. took me to her home where I was to have a pleasant visit with her
W i l l keep me loving children and the trees and summer skies. charming family, aside from the pleasures attendant on installation.
That morning we visited the university, met the Alpha Alpha's and
I travelled far from pole to pole. many Kappa Alpha Theta's and T r i Delta's. Here I must speak of
My eyes the world did span, the wonderful spirit in which those two fraternities received our new
chapter. Their cordiality and interest were splendid. I f the future
Yet I turned sadly, and I cried members of the three fraternities at Vanderbilt live up to the spirit
"O little world of man!" of good-fellowship and fair play that was evident in what those girls
had to say at that time, their relations will be ideal. I n the afternoon
I wandered by the greenwood side, the Kappa Alpha Theta's had a tea at their cozy house in our honor,
The distance of a rod, to which all the girls of the university were invited. The only
thing lacking at the party was the fact that the real lion was not
My eyes were opened and I cried, present. Miss Many had gone to visit N u Kappa and the dis-
"O mighty world of God!" tances from New Orleans to Dallas and Dallas to Nashville were so
great that traveling was uncertain. Interspersed with all the festivi-


ties were the trips to the station. The Alpha Alpha's gave a theater (The little poem which follows was written by a little girl—Jane Dudley,
party in the evening and again we met all possible trains. The next who is eight years old and the daughter of Margaret Henderson Dudley of
morning they completed the plans for the installation, and had a Sigma Chapter. Congratulations to Sigma—ten years ahead of time!)
beautiful ride over the city and through the parks—while meeting
trains. Finally they postponed a luncheon and met the last train! PEACE AT ANY PRICE
Then indeed were they rewarded. Miss Many missed the gaieties and
the girls missed more in having so short a time with her, but in that "Peace at any price," the frantic women cry in vain
brief space I feel sure no one could have brought to them more of the But the bullets f a l l ,
true spirit of the fraternity, its traditions and its aspirations. On them all
Like the new spring rain.
The Kappa Alpha Theta's had very kindly offered their house for
installation, so we went immediately there from the train, had a picnic "Peace at any price," the women cry from the towers
luncheon and made the last hasty preparations. Mary Annie Landy, But the bullets fall
of Omicron, had come from Lewisburg and from town we had Mrs. On them all
Carter, of Pi, whose husband is a member of the Vanderbilt faculty. Like the A p r i l showers.
Both of these were an inspiration at the time and will be a tower of
strength to N u Omicron. After our beautiful initiation was over, JANE DUDLEY.
Mary Annie pledged the three who could not be taken in just then,
and Miss Many went into the details of organization with the new Do you take an hour each week to read a
chapter. That was soon completed, however, because Mary D. had good periodical and thus keep well informed?
held office and was so well posted on the business of the fraternity. I f you don't, you're a poor citizen. We have
no place for such these days.
After a brief rest we gathered down town for the banquet. And
what a happy time! We "old girls" had some wonderful new sisters.
The new sisters had reached their goal and were beginning to share
the joys and ideals of our loved Alpha Omicron Pi. The evening
gowns and lights and quantities of red roses, many of them sent by
T r i Delta, made a festive scene, and we dined and sang and toasted
and sang again far into the night.

As I recall the history of Alpha Alpha and the earnestness of those
girls as I saw them, I am impressed with their remarkable enthusiasm
and initiative. That pioneer spirit that reaches out and is not satis-
fied with what is at hand, however good, is the spirit that can best
appreciate the heritage of Alpha Omicron Pi, and in a new field can
best further its development. With this first tradition created for
the new chapter, and with the boundless inspiration of the fraternity
before them, I am sure that their growth and their part in Alpha
Omicron Pi w i l l soon make us feel that truly, "Idealism is Victory."


Southern District Superintendent.


UPSILON AND PUGET SOUND ALUMNA the meeting afterward was a joyful getting-acquainted. The girls
discussed their problems with candor and simplicity and made me
Dates are odious, but this is to be a report and must bear a date. feel a truly "big sister," helping out because of a little wider experi-
Thus the scene is laid—Seattle, early morning of the sixth of March, ence and a little greater maturity. After meeting, they gave me the
and foggy—myself (Western District Superintendent) disheveled real Righthand of Fellowship, which isn't a hand at all but is a state
and weary from the journey from Berkeley and waiting to be met— of kimonoed ease and gossip "after the party."
Pat Kraus with her smile and heart-warming handshake and her
faithful car, coming to meet me. Then both of us waiting for Peggy The next day was spent in going over the books, in a long and
Kraus and Ruth Fosdick who had implored Pat the night before not pleasant ride along the Lake to Pat's new house, which is set in a
to be late! A few blocks up town we met them racing for the station. lovely wild garden close to the water. We lunched there—Pat, her
mother, the housemother, and I ( I made the toast), and then after
After the introductions we started for "Home," stopping on the teasing the dogs, we returned in time for a tea at the Gamma Phi
way to meet and greet another sister and to get a telegram that Beta house.
awaited at the office. With my heart in my mouth, and a vision of
my youngest baby taken suddenly i l l , I rushed up the stairs to find At Panhellenic meeting a little later I was brought to realize the
a telegram from Isa Henderson Stewart concerning installation! very simple and pleasant relation between fraternities, town and col-
lege, and realized it still more the next day when I saw my little,
At last we were nearing "Home" and my heart was again in my informal, and intimate talk in the College Daily! Such a state is
mouth—this time with pure fear at the thought of facing twenty- really ideal, where the Panhellenic affairs are such an intimate and
odd young girls in an intimate and advisory capacity. No doubt their natural part of college affairs.
twenty-odd hearts were also palpitating with fear of a bogie Inspector.
We all met with outward calm, and I struggled vainly to recall my A little faculty dinner with the dean of the College of Letters and
"line of chatter" of a decade gone. But to no avail. I fell back his wife, a mathematics professor and his wife and one of our own
on Silence and the housemother! And my little sisters rallied to patronesses as guests, quite rounded out the day—except for its crown,
deep talk of world affairs, and the fascination of study. Gradually the kimono talk.
during the day the strain wore off, and by night I had "been there
always." I wish that I could have been giving you an impression of my
cumulative happiness during these two days, of the alumnae that dropt
"Home" is a curious and lovely house of wood, weathered to a in one by one until I knew every member of the fraternity within
beautiful grey dulled into blue, set in a green open lawn. The living- reach, of the little talks that mean so much, of the little walks on the
rooms are in cream enamel, and are large and cheerful and f u l l of campus—all preparing for the third wonderful day.
windows and were glorious with daffodils. There were even daffodils
in the spotless little guestroom which was mine. I n the morning of the third day I worked on the books and made
my visit to Miss Caldwell, Dean of Women. I left her with still
I had turned back the season in two days, from late spring in Cali- more pride in Upsilon and a feeling that everyone of "us" Upsilon
fornia to early spring on the Sound, and it was like turning back the girls has a firm and interested friend in the dean; and that she is
late spring of my life to the early spring of my little sisters. eager to give of her experience and her great heart to every woman
student in the whole University of Washington—even that I have
Spring was everywhere—in the budding trees and flowers, and the her friendship.
sudden rains and as sudden sunshine. The lovely campus was mud
beneath but f u l l of green and the russet of bursting buds. And Now comes the great event! Or, rather, series of events, for as the
spring was always in the house, in joyfulness—in hopes and aspira- Germans say, " A l l good things are three." So the best things of the
tions—in gowns! best day were three. I went up after lunch to rest and left a normal
college house. I came down two hours later to a house lit with dim
Having again touched earth we will proceed with a lecture on blue lights, and filled with baskets of spring flowers—tulips, nar-
House Decoration at the Home Economics Club, where Irma McCor- cissus, and daffodils. The girls looked like spring, too, and the whole
mack presided, and arrive at dinner and the initiation of Hazel vision was incarnated when Esther Kundson with her pale gold hair
Britton, whom I had met earlier in the day disguised in the hair came in dressed in green and gold and wearing daffodils. I forgot to
dresser's chair. The initiation was charming and dignified. And say that the affair was a tea for me. "Everyone" came—mothers,



friends, alumnae, and even my very own Sigma freshman of ten years COMPLETENESS
Autumn is come. Nature takes leave of her darling fancies of
After the guests were gone, with the aid of Ruth Fosdick, Eloise
Fleming, Eugenia Garra.t, and Ethel Kraus, I installed the Puget summer. Why not I of You?
Sound Alumna; Chapter—two from our Mother Alpha, Fannibelle
Brown and Helen Shipman; one from Sigma, Grace Batz Guyles; Every vagrant breeze scatters flaming leaves about me, murmur-
and seven from Upsilon, Beryl Dill, Esther Fleming, Laura Hurd,
Cornelia Jenner, Ada Kraus (Pat), Minnie Kraus, and Virginia ing: "Farewell!" The bravest flower in my garden droops on a
Moseley. There! You have the statistics. The chapter held its
first meeting there and Virginia Moseley was elected president and frosted stalk and the birds have gone.
Cornelia Jenner, secretary. They are all so newly alumna; that they
have a very vital interest in the active chapter. You, who walked beside me through the quiet hills, who shared

When we disbanded we found that another wand had been waved, my sun-flecked, sky-blue days, you are as dear to me as the roses are
rather strenuously waved, by the freshmen—and there were two long
tables laid for a banquet. We were all hungry and happy and tired; to summer, but—no dearer.
and ate and sang and talked for an hour or so, but were too much I had only an aesthetic desire for Completeness. Do you not
like a family to have speeches. understand? The wooded velvet of these hills seemed but the back-
ground for a pretty face. _ m ,„.m
After goodbyes to the alumna; we gathered in Irma's room, and
talked everything—socialism, home economics, the raising of children, 6 MURIEL FAIRBANKS, T, 1917.
fraternity policy, the meaning of life—just everything that could
occur to a "bunch" of girls. T H E HISTORY OF VANDERBILT

We hated to break up. I most of all. For it meant the end of Vanderbilt University owes its foundation to the munificence of
three very happy days that make one of the brightest spots in my Cornelius Vanderbilt, who made a donation on the twenty-seventh of
life and which showed me something so great and wonderful, and of March, 1873, of $500,000. Several other donations have come from
such high value that I cannot think of it except with a grateful the Vanderbilt family, beside gifts from Mr. Andrew Carnegie and
humility. I might have lived for years next door, might have passed patriotic citizens of Nashville, until today, while a comparatively
the house a dozen times a day, and i f I had been noticed at all it young university, Vanderbilt holds her own with any place of learn-
would have been in a vague way as a woman rather fattish, somewhat ing in the country. A great million dollar endowment campaign has
young, maternal looking—but of no special interest. But no! I just been successfully closed.
had been touched with magic. I was an Alpha O Sister. And those
blessed girls, ten years my junior, gave me a most wonderful, spon- There are several departments in the university—the College of
taneous, trustful love—not friendship nor toleration of my position— Arts and Science and the Schools of Engineering, Religion, Law,
Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dentistry. The scholarship standing is
but LOVE. very high, it is no small honor to receive a degree from any depart-
ment. I n 1901 Phi Beta Kappa voted a charter to Vanderbilt Uni-
In spite of my fierce democracy and socialistic impulses, I kneel versity.
at the shrine of the whole fraternity idea which makes possible the
giving of such a gift. Vanderbilt has two literary societies, a Student Council, Debating
Council, Y. M . C. A. and Y. W. C. A., Students' Association, and an
And Upsilon and Puget Sound Alumna;? Impulsive, enthusias- enthusiastic Alumni Association, good proof of the esteem former
tic, candid, vital as is every new chapter. God bless them! students have for their Alma Mater. There are eleven men's frater-
nities, beside numerous professional ones. The girls are represented
VIRGINIA ESTERLEY, by Kappa Alpha Theta, Delta Delta Delta, and Alpha Omicron Pi.

Western District Superintendent. The university is at present going through a crisis as are schools
and colleges everywhere, on account of the war. Men and women of
Vanderbilt have nobly responded to the call of their country, devoting
every afternoon to military drill and Red Cross work. Thousands
of her sons are already in service or in officers' training camps. The
Vanderbilt spirit still remains at home, however, and this spirit in-
sures for the university continual success. Whether it is in the class-
room or on the field of battle, Vanderbilt will not fail in her duty.




The following notice deserves a page by itself, and i f the war Dear Mary Chase:
hadn't increased the paper prices, we should give i t that f u l l page. The Editors' Conference was so interesting and so free of sugges-
We quote from the Boston Transcript of October 5th, 1917.
tions—at least to an outsider—that I wish more than ever that you
WOMEN STILL BETTER STUDENTS could have been there. I am sending you the secretary's minutes of
the meetings, which w i l l give you the routine business, and I will do
They Average Higher Than the Men at Wisconsin—Fraternity Men my best to pass on my impressions to you. I n the hurry of getting
Lead, Nonfraternity Men off a report so soon, I shall necessarily not have time to distinguish
between what I think you would want to know and what you would
Madison, Wis., October 5th (Special)—Women students again wish to print. W i l l you "cut" from this report rather freely?
attained a higher scholastic average than men students at the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin last year, according to statistics just compiled. The Do you know that the things about those meetings which impressed
women averaged 82.9 per cent, and the men 80.6. The average of me most was the friendly spirit evident in all the discussions, the
all undergraduates was 81.3. willingness of all present to help one another in every possible way.
Surely such a spirit cannot help but bring better and more successful
The College of Letters and Science, with a roll of 2,849, had an magazines. I know I enjoyed every minute of the time I spent
average of 81.6; the College of Agriculture, with a roll of 736, had there—and I had rather dreaded the meetings, feeling so totally
an average of 80.7; the College of Engineering, with 590, averaged unacquainted with the matters up for discussion.
80.9; and the Law School, with 150, averaged 77.8.
The meetings were held at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago,
Women who were members of sororities averaged 84.9, while non- with Miss L. Pearle Green of K A ©, chairman, and Miss Florence
sorority women averaged 82.1. Fraternity men averaged 81.9, while Armstrong, A X O, secertary. Practically all of the eighteen con-
nonfraternity men scored 80.2. gress fraternities were represented. Mrs. Rugg, Pi Beta Phi, gave a
most interesting report on the possibilities of syndicated advertising
Alpha Omicron Pi, a newly organized sorority, led the sororities; which was added to i n more detail by the address on the subject
its nineteen members averaged 86.5. Alpha Sigma Tau led the given by Mr. Banta at the second meeting. I t is my impression that
social fraternities with 85.8. Alpha Chi Sigma, professional chemi- you know all about this matter from previous correspondence with
cal fraternity, led organizations of its class with 84.7. Mr. Banta. There was a great deal of discussion as to the advisability
of advertising, the kind needed in a fraternity magazine, etc. Alpha
I think the dearest time of day tea, Chi Omega was quite confident that advertising paid the advertisers,
and that it was a good thing for the magazine, financially. Some of
Comes when we've had our the editors felt that advertising did not pay enough to compensate
Because we sit beside the fire for the giving up of that amount of space. But Mr. Banta's scheme
met with fairly general approval.
As quiet as can be;
And I just smile at mother then, The discussion of fines was most interesting. I found that
many editors used a system of collect telegrams to get material
And mother smiles at me. in on time. Many had fines imposed by their constitutions
that had, as a matter of fact, become obsolete. Kappa Delta had
A L I C E V . C A R R I C K , in Youth's Companion. the heaviest fines—fifty cents a day every day of the first week over-
due, a dollar a day the second week, and $5.00 i f not in before pub-
lication. I n her case, the plan had been very successful.

Then came up the question of life subscriptions. You can well
imagine how wide open my ears were for any suggestion here. I
found that most of the magazines had some method of life subscrip-


tions, though many of them were purely voluntary and many, again, a manner that might make it feasible to all the fraternities—Miss
though they did not pay, even when as high as $15, unless there was Perkins, A <fc, Miss Corbett, K A , and Miss Green, K A 0.
a large fund put by as a starter. I think the secretary's notes I ' m
sending go into the actual details here. One thing, however, that The next general subject brought up was that of copy but this has
interested me greatly, was the way in which Kappa Alpha Theta had been so thoroughly covered in the Secretary's report that I feel you
started the fund. They got their pins from Balfour direct, sold may use that material here i f you wish. On each question there was
them to their members without the use of a middleman, and used the a roll-call and results are tabulated there.
profit for their fund. Now that they feel that the fund is large
enough, they sell the badges at cost. As a consequence both of this Then came the question of the policy of the magazines in regard to
fund and their large subscription list, they are able to offer a life sub- Panhellenic difficulties. I n general the attitude seemed to be that
scription of nine dollars, paid at initiation. to report such matters in the magazines merely made good copy for
the papers, and that the best thing the magazines could do was to
When it came to a discussion of economy ideas, the main point keep up the present policy of omitting such matters, and not exploit
made seemed to be the expense of exchange copies. Some of the fraternity weaknesses. A l l were agreed, on the other hand, that
magazines were sending only two to the men's journals, and others editorials were well worth while though there seemed to be a dif-
were sending library copies only where asked for, or where the local ference of opinion as to their character during the present difficult
chapter kept up the subscription. Some of the other economies sug- times. Some felt that by ignoring the war questions entirely we
gested were the cutting out of leads between the lines, and setting were laying ourselves open to criticism from outside, while still others
solid (K A 0 ) , and the printing of chapter letters in eight point felt that our editorials had mainly to do with ourselves. (Notice
(A <I>). ( I hope you will understand this technical talk—I don't!) that use of the editorial "we"—am I not "getting there"?) I was
rather impressed with the plea made by Miss Green that through our
But the most interesting matter presented on the subject of " F i - fraternity journals we urge moderation in war relief work, and
nance" was Miss Perkins' (A paper on a cooperative magazine. I impress upon our girls the fact that they are in school primarily be-
speak not as your "proxy," but for myself when I say that to me it cause our nation is to need a trained womanhood in the future, and
was the most vital subject presented at the meetings. I hope I can that for them it is of the utmost importance to give most of their
make it as clear to you as Miss Perkins did to us and that it has as time to that training.
magical an effect—for she was most surprised at the hearty, reception
accorded her idea. I n brief it is this: The fraternities are to com- The rest of the discussions were on rather technical points that were
bine their efforts and instead of printing eighteen different magazines
with an editor for each there is to be one general magazine, edited in some cases not very clear to me; I trust you will get most of them
by a board of paid editors chosen from among the fraternities which
shall handle all the general articles printed as a rule in all the maga- from the enclosed report. Unfortunately, too, I had to leave before
zines. Then each fraternity shall have an unpaid editor to edit
chapter letters, editorials, instructions, and items of interest to the the discussions were quite closed.
specific fraternity, and this copy will be bound with the general I feel that this is rather a hodge podge of facts and impressions—
magazine for the subscribers of such fraternity, either under the old
magazine name, or some general one. I t is hoped that in this I do hope that you can cull from it what you most need. I am more
manner the articles w i l l be better and perhaps more carefully edited than glad that I was able to attend, and I cannot begin to tell you
that there will be a saving of labor and materials, a saving on how much more I shall appreciate our magazine since I have been on
exchanges and secret journals, and a possibility of syndicated adver- the "inside" for a time and learned some of the difficulties that beset
tising. The suggested magazine should be self-supporting, with the the editor. And most of all am I impressed with the usefulness of
probability that it could be issued monthly instead of quarterly, at this Editors' Conference.
the same prices subscribers are now paying. I t was realized, of
course, that the matter would need careful consideration and investi- Fraternally,
gation, and the chair appointed a committee to work out the plan in




Emma Albers Hunt (Mrs. J . O.) I.ucretia Jordan Bickley (Mrs.

Alice Hayes Graf (Mrs. J. R.) W. E.)

Alice Calhoun Cox (Mrs. H . M . ) Helen Kennedy

Blossom Swift Edmunds (Mrs. Minn Elois Hunt

C. H.) Elizabeth Ayres

Ailcey Kyle Pert (Mrs. A. S.) Ellen Converse

Louise Wiley Margaret Conover

Aubrey Faulkner

2tyia page ta oXmn I t has been my unusual good fortune to take part in more than one
Jtt Honing JRottorg
installation just now, and while I am no less enthusiastic over this
Knoxville Alumna; Chapter than over N u Omicron, still there is not
Slattmt Snmm JRarMt
of so much of interest to the fraternity at large to relate.

<£amma (Uljaptpr, 1911 After a struggle to keep our girls from teaching or marrying and

leaving town, we got together the required number and sent in a

petition last spring. During the summer we were so scattered that

it was impossible to organize, so from various near-by spots I carried

on the necessary correspondence, occasionally calling up somebody

for an opinion. Early in September we had a meeting and planned

the date of installation and our Red Cross work. I n the meantime

She left us in June, 1917, and she carried with our ranks were recruited to fourteen instead of eight with Emma

her that personality which while she was in col- Albers Hunt, Alicey Kyle Pert, Blossom Swift Edmunds, Alice Cal-

lege made her known as "the girl who lauuhs houn Cox, and Elizabeth Ayres.

a lot." 6 On October 13th (it is plain we are not superstitious), Martha

Lou Jones installed the chapter in Omicron's fraternity room. I n

I discovered that Death was perfection, completion, the afternoon Minn Elois Hunt had a tea for the active chapter and
fulfillment—nothing lost.—TAGORE.
the "fish," at which the alumnae assisted. From there we went to the

dear " H i l l , " and with visitors and actives had twenty-eight there for

a glorious reunion.

We have planned for the present to have our formal meetings with

the active chapter on the first Monday in the month. On the other

Mondays we meet for Red Cross work. We began our sewing at my

house at once, and beside some odd garments and our individual knit-

ting for the soldiers and French orphans, we are making the com-

plete outfit for one patient.

Three girls are away temporarily teaching, and Laura Swift Mayo,

(Mrs. Priestly Jernigan) has gone away to live. But we who are

here hope to accomplish much, beside being a moral support for the

active chapter, and keeping alive in our hearts our love for the frater-

nity and the memory of the benefits and inspirations it has given




Oh, I've fitted up a cosy place in the corner of my heart. Weavers, weaving at break of day,
It's four walls are of friendship and for you it's set apart. Why do you weave a garment so gay?
There's a hearth fire lighted in it, glowing bright as bright can be, Blue as the wing of a halcyon wild,
Now won't you stay awhile each day, and just be glad with me? We weave the robes of a new-born child.

During the summer the Editor made a new friend in a new poet, Weavers, weaving at fall of night,
Sarojini Naidu of India. She is the author of "The Golden Thresh- Why do you weave a garment so bright?
old," a hook of charming poems. Born and bred in India, educated Like the plumes of a peacock, purple and green,
in the strictest of Brahmin circles, she unites the haunting mysticism We weave the marriage veils of a queen.
of Hindu th mght with the rhythm of Indian music. She is still
very young, only a girl in fact, but her fame has spread throughout Weavers, weaving solemn and still,
India, into England, which she has visited, and even to America. What do you weave in the moonlight chill?
White as a feather and white as a cloud,
It is a tribute not only to her own genius but also to the beauty of We weave a dead man's funeral shroud.
our language that the two poems here quoted were originally written
in English. The little poem given below is, to the Editor at least, especially
lovely at this Christmas time, when, more than ever before we long to
WANDERING SINGERS catch a glimpse of the human Master.
Where the voice of the wind calls our wandering feet,
"Maybe, in His more human weariness,
Through echoing forest and echoing street, Came little things to comfort and to bless;
With lutes in our hands ever-singing we roam, To touch H i m in a humble way to please.
A l l men are our kindred, the world is our home. Perhaps came little earthly memories.
The simple stir of Nazareth's sun-washed street;
Our lays are of cities whose lustre is shed, The busy sound of Mary's housewife feet;
The laughter and beauty of women long dead, A pattern of leaf-shadows at the door
The sword of old battles, the crown of old kings, The scent of fresh-curled shavings on the floor!"

And happy and simple and sorrowful things.

What hope shall we gather, what dreams shall we sow?
Where the wind calls our wandering foot-steps we go.
No love bids us tarry, no joy bids us wait,

The voice of the wind is the voice of our fate.



R E P O R T O F T H EN A T I O N A L P A N H E L L E N I C (3) That all cases of released and broken pledges shall be reported to the
CONGRESS college Panhellenic. Attention was called again to the fact that "no girl who
has broken her pledge to one fraternity or been released from her pledge to
The fifteenth National Panhellenic Congress was held in Chicago, one fraternity shall be asked to join another for one calendar year."
October 24th-27th, 1917. The Congress was opened Wednesday,
October 24th, at 2 p. M. with Miss Lena Baldwin of Alpha X i Delta Two committees were appointed from N . P. C , one to make a
in the chair, and the following delegates were present: statement regarding the national rules that are binding regardless
of local rules, and the other to compile the standards of ethical con-
Pi Beta Phi Miss May Keller Richmond, Va. duct which shall be binding on all N . P. C. fraternities. These
reports will be sent out to all chapters of all fraternities when they
Kappa Alpha Theta Miss L . Pearle Green Washington, D. C. are issued.

Kappa Kappa Gamma Mrs. P. R. Kolbe Akron, Ohio Realizing that the N . P. C. should not devote its time to legislation
on petty matters of college Panhellenics, it was unanimously decided
Alpha Phi Miss Amy Comstock Wisconsin that the constitution be restated and amended in such a manner that
the Congress should be now a deliberative body for conference and
Delta Gamma Miss Jessie Treat Stanford University discussion of fraternity matters, but should not be a legislative body
Gamma Phi Beta Miss Lillian Thompson Chicago over the individual fraternity.
Alpha Chi Omega Mrs. Nellie R. Fall New York
Delta Delta Delta Mrs. E . N. Parmelee Evanston, 111. The Saturday morning session was addressed by Miss Butler of
Alpha X i Delta Miss Lena G. Baldwin Elmira, N. Y. the Y. W. C. A . She asked the cooperation of fraternity women in
Chi Omega Mrs. Mary Love Collins Lexington, Ky. the work they are undertaking in connection with the cantonments
Sigma Kappa Mrs. Ethel Weston Rum ford, Me. and pleaded especially that the fraternities urge any member who
Alpha Omicron Pi Miss Anna Many New Orleans, L a . wishes to devote her time to this cause to send her name to Miss
Zeta Tau Alpha Miss Mary E . Patrick Wilmette, 111. Elizabeth Wilson, 600 Lexington Avenue, New York City.
Alpha Gamma Delta Miss Elizabeth F . Corbett Milwaukee, Wis.
Alpha Delta Pi Mrs. Philip E . Smith Berkeley, Cal. The N . P. C. voted to go on record that they were willing to
Delta Zeta Miss Rennie S. Smith Hamilton. Ohio investigate all opportunities and needs of war work and aid the
Phi Mu Miss Nellie Hart New Orleans, L a . government in the present crisis.
Kappa Delta Jacksonville, Fla.
Miss Elizabeth Corbett The Congress appropriated $50 for educational propaganda in the
interest of cooperative buying at Syracuse and Michigan to be con-
The first afternoon was taken up in the reading of reports. Alpha ducted by Mr. Weller.

Omicron Pi reported since the last meeting of the Congress in 1915, A luncheon at the Edgewater Beach Hotel of Chicago concluded
the Congress. Three hundred and forty-nine fraternity women were
six new active chapters and seven new alumnae chapters. present, twenty-seven of whom were Alpha Omicron Pi's. Miss Lena
Baldwin, chairman of the N . P. C , was toastmistress, and talks were
The next sessions of the Congress were devoted to discussion and made by Mrs. Collins, Chi Omega, on "The Work of the Congress,"
and Miss Harriet Vittum, Chairman of the Women's Committee of
legislation concefning college Panhellenics. The following laws the National Council of Defense for Illinois. We hope to publish this
speech of Miss Vittum's in f u l l in the next To DRAGMA.
were enacted:
A N N A MANY, Alpha Omicron Pi Pelegate.
(1) WHEREAS, the Panhellenic ideal demands the united efforts and the loyal
allegiance of all fraternities belonging to the National Panhellenic Congress;
be it Resolved, That no chapter of any fraternity shall have the power to
withdraw from its college Panhellenic.

And be it further resolved, that the withdrawal of any chapter of any
fraternity shall cancel the membership of the fraternity concerned in National
Panhellenic, and place its chapters in every college on the basis of local
fraternities in all college Panhellenic matters, providing that the national
concerned does not require its chapters to return to Panhellenic at once;
fonr weeks from date of supposed withdrawal is the maximum time allowed
the fraternity for adjusting the situation. And be it further Resolved, That
no chapter of any fraternity shall be permitted to make conditions under
which it shall return, all such conditions to be made by the college Panhellenic
concerned, with the consent of the N . P. C . Executive Committee.

(2) The proof that a girl is pledged shall be a signed statement by the girl
and some member of the fraternity. This law is to go into effect Tanuary 1,


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*2S 8 .£ 2.2 Ji l> ftoto to E E a sa j The opening session of the Conference of N . P. C. Editors oc-
rt rt • • • 9 3 * curred Wednesday morning, October 24th, 1917, at 10 o'clock.

O5 The Meeting chose for chairman, MISS L. P E A R L E G R E E N ,
fx* OO O Kappa Alpha Theta, and for secretary, MISS F L O R E N C E A.
A R M S T R O N G , Alpha Chi Omega.
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The various fraternities were represented as follow :
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Alpha Chi Omega—Miss Florence A. Armstrong
OO Alpha Delta Pi—Mrs. P. E . Smith
Alpha Omicron Pi—Mrs. A. J . Hennings
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Alpha Phi—Miss Frances Perkins; Miss Amy Comstock
o o •g<§ £J J CJ Alpha X i Delta—Miss Polly Fenton
Chi Omega—Miss Martha M. Land
[X. •S D. Delta Delta Delta—Mrs. Fay Martin Slover
Delta Gamma—Mrs. S. W. Hawley
O go o c o Delta Zeta—Miss Arema O'Brien
Gamma Phi Beta—Miss Carrie R. Morgan
7. Kappa Alpha Theta—Miss L . Pearle Green
Kappa Delta—Miss Elizabeth Corbett
§ I § I § 1to tou .5 Kappa Kappa Gamma—Mrs. P. R. Kolbe
Phi Mu—Mrs. Keller
06 s Pi Beta Phi—Mrs. Francis A. Rugg
u 'SJ3 E !B «H a- •ai=i Jt>C Ja0 JDMJoO §'-Ht JoVtPo to to to to to 'D Sigma Kappa—Mrs. Linger
Zeta Tau Alpha—Miss Patrick
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The discussion of the conference followed the program which had
S£ c c £££££-CCEGC:G been sent to all Editors. The report of the Committee of Investiga-
tions regarding syndicated advertising was given by Mrs. Rugg,
"oooo s oooooooocooo who had assumed the chairmanship of the committee in April because
of the illness of Miss Armstrong.
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Letters were read explaining the development of the investigation
EEyEESEEE of various possibilities and of various agencies. George Banta Pub-
lishing Co., Armstrong Advertising Agency of Minneapolis, and the
C£ O£ O£ O£ c OB C= ^ O cOcCcCc -B cc cc ccc oc oc oc Martin Advertising Agency of New York had all shown interest
UO in syndicating of fraternity journals, both men's and women's. Mr.
C Banta reported that he had found it impossible to gain the coopera-
tion of agencies; the Martin Company had already organized a
E .8 syndicate of several men's journals and agreed to syndicate the
woman's journals for forty-five per cent commission; the Minneapolis
SffR.ii 1 jl d . 9 I „ |c Agency made the best estimate which has already been submitted to
<£ each Editor.
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Mr. Banta asked to appear before the Editors to discuss a new plan
by which he purposed to employ the Armstrong Agency to syndicate


all college journals published by him. He was granted the privilege 3. COPY

of speaking at an adjourned session on Thursday evening. A. —Chapter Department

2. F I N A N C E S OF F R A T E R N I T Y JOURNALS: Delta Zeta—Chapter selects its own subjects.
Pi Beta Phi—Each chapter one article per year for any one of
A. Fines—Most fraternities reported that collect telegrams served three issues for the department: What a Fraternity Girl Thinks.
adequately in gathering late material. Alpha X i Delta, Zeta Tau Kappa Kappa Gamma—Parthenon, undergraduate department.
Alpha, Sigma Kappa, Kappa Delta, and Alpha Chi Omega employ Chapter selects its own topic.
fines. Chi Omega—Chapter is given choice of several subjects to be con-
tributed December 1st. Each chapter sends three articles; each
B. Life Subscriptions: alumna? chapter, one article.
Pi Beta Phi—life subscription since 1908; $10 required of all Kappa Delta—Each chapter provides one article for each issue,
by personal request.
Kappa Kappa Gamma—$15.00 five-year subscription, required Phi Mu—Each chapter—three articles.
of initiates. May pay additional $10 to complete life subscription. Alpha Omicron Pi—Editor requests articles from individuals.
Delta Delta Delta—Editor requests articles from individuals.
Phi Mu—$15.' Delta Gamma—Voluntary contributions from alumna?.
Chi Omega—$15. Does not push life subscription. Sigma Kappa—General line of thought is suggested by Editor to
Kappa Delta—$15 in three installments. Are losing money.
Phi Mu—$15 in three payments. chapter.
Alpha X i Delta—Two articles per chapter per quarter required.
Alpha Omicron Pi—Are working on $10 subscriptions in $2.50 Alpha Phi—Each chapter one article.
installments. I f last installment is not paid, the subscriber loses Alpha Delta Pi—Each chapter one article per issue.
what has been paid. Kappa Alpha Theta—1,000 words required per chapter per annum.

Sigma Kappa and Delta Zeta have voluntary life subscriptions. An outline of subjects is given to chapters in the autumn to select
Alpha X i Delta—$15 ; not paying. from. One thousand five hundred words required every two years
from alumna? chapters.
Kappa Alpha Theta—$15. Not many subscriptions. Initiates
required to take out life subscription at $9. As undergraduates they Alpha Chi Omega—One article required each year from every
take annual $1.00 subscriptions. Alumnae may take out a life sub- active member. Subjects generally chosen by the members. From
scription for $8 until January 1st. alumna? articles are requested by the Editor on definite subjects with
definite limits. Occasional articles often requested from undergradu-
C. Economies: ates.

It was suggested that reduction in exchange lists with men's fra- B. Alumna Department:
ternities would decrease expenses. Most Editors do not send journals
to college libraries free. Some chapters of Delta Delta Delta have Several fraternities have an alumna editor for each chapter. Alpha
taken out life subscriptions for their college libraries. Kappa Alpha Chi Omega has on the staff a national alumna editor. Articles are
Theta uses no leads in composition, and sells waste paper monthly. obtained both through personal requests and voluntary contribution.
Kappa Delta uses a lightly coated paper which takes illustrations. Help from outsiders is obtained by the different Editors through ex-
changes, through magazines of all kinds, and in the case of Chi
D. A cooperative fraternity magazine. Miss Perkins outlined a Omega, from faculty remarks about the Eleusis.
plan whereby journals might economize greatly in labor and materials
at the same time raising the standard of copy. A general board of C. Chapter Letters:
editors could prepare common copy for the body of the magazine;
the separate fraternity Editors would contribute their own chapter Kappa Delta publishes a criticism at the bottom of chapter letter.
letters and fraternity news as one section. The two parts could be Alpha Phi returns unsatisfactory letter with comment: "Does
bound together under the orignal name of the journal, or under some not come up to specifications."
general name, as preferred. This would accelerate also syndicated

The chair appointed as an Investigation Committee: Miss Perkins,
Miss Corbett, Kappa Delta, and Miss Green.


Notification cards are sent before the issue by Pi Beta Phi, EDITORIALS
Kappa Delta, Alpha Phi, Delta Delta Delta, Sigma Kappa. Calen-
dar is printed in the magazine by Alpha Omicron Pi. A dispatch T H E FEBRUARY NUMBER
card bearing dates and instructions is sent to each new Kditor by
Kappa Alpha Theta. I n the bulletin preceding each issue B ECAUSE of the growing interest in old and new Alpha O
Pi Beta Phi gives instructions to Editors. Kappa Delta sends sheets songs and the present impracticability of a new songbook, it has
of instructions to Editors with personal appeal. been decided to issue a Song Number of To DRAGMA. The Febru-
ary number will, therefore, be given to the encouragement of fra-
Adjourned until Thursday evening at 7 .30. ternity singing, and to the publication of new Alpha O songs as well
Mr. Banta addressed the Conference regarding syndicated advertis- as the printing of old ones, grown dear through association. Miss
ing for fraternity magazines. The advantages of a professional ad- Mae Knight, chairman of the Song Committee will assist in the
vertising manager, and of a large aggregate circulation as a talking selection and compiling of songs for publication, choosing several
point were set forth. Mr. Banta has engaged the Armstrong Agency from those sent to her in the last spring Song Contest. There is
to obtain advertisements for the syndicated magazines, to be used still time for more to be submitted to her, and she will be glad to have
in a common advertising section printed by him. The kind of ad- any sent to her address, 333 Cedar Avenue, Long Beach, California.
vertising desired is to be agreed upon between Mr. Banta and the
journals. Only dignified high-class copy is to be used. At the end TL I F E SUBSCRIPTIONS
of each fiscal year, the profits derived from the advertising section o DRAGMA has three life subscribers. They are in the order of
is to be divided among the magazines on a pro rata basis. At present honor Mrs. B. F. Stewart, Grand President, and member of
the war has rendered the obtaining of advertisments very difficult Sigma Chapter; Edith Goldsworthy. one of Tau's most loyal alumme;
indeed, but now in the time to make a beginning, even though it may and Mary Rust, of Omicron, who is at present in Nova Scotia. As
be small. Mr. Banta desires to aid magazines to increase their announced before the money from life subscriptions is put out at
revenue. interest, the aim being to have some day a magazine supported by a
steady income. W i l l you not help this ideal to be realized? Send
4. POLICY.- your check for ten dollars to the new Business Manager, Mrs. Arthur
Pulling, 100 Malcolm Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
It was felt that publicity should be given to weaknesses of frater-
nity life in journals. Good editorials are far reaching in effect ANNOUNCEMENTS
since the Editorial Department is generally read. The tone of our
magazines should respond to the need of times, but should not neglect T ~ \ 0 you read the announcements in T o DRAGMA? Apparently
the fraternity news nor the inspiring suggestions usually published. some of you do not. Last week three letters reached the

5. STYLE.- Editor's desk from three chapter editors, who did not know what were
their duties.
No general style book is used by the Editors. Suggestions were
made that a common stylebook would be an economy in composition "You have always sent me a card before," said one with the faintest
and in editorial effort. Banta's Tips was thought to be too technical shadow of a complaint.
for chapter use. A l l Editors were glad to lend their magazine cuts.
Yes, my dear, I always have, but I shall do so no longer. Postage
6. Office helps of the various Editors present were discussed and rates have increased, and patriotic as we are, we can't afford it. Do
examined. you read To DRAGMA for September, pages 305-306, and you will find
there all answers to your anxious queries. Do you likewise, alumnae as-
The Conference was closed late in the evening. Many informal sistant editors, read also those pages. There is a message for you. And
discussions between Editors were held during the Congress. don't blame the Editor i f she publishes a black mark paper of those
who are late with their chapter letters.
Respectfully submitted,


Alpha Chi Omega, Secretary.


AST Sunday morning we knelt in church to pray for our soldiers
and sailors, and to utter again and anew that fervent prayer f o r The Editor's address for this year is 1309 7th Street S. E., Minne-
peace. The minister's voice was earnest, and we responded with all apolis, Minnesota.
our hearts. We prayed that the ideals of our country might be kept
high and untarnished, and that our nation might be saved in her in- Owing to the Editor's unannounced change of address, and the con-
tegrity. D i d you find yourself praying that you might be worth sav- fusion resulting therefrom, some chapter letters were late. This
ing? Did you find yourself as you went out again into the October delay will be for this once overlooked. Specific directions have been
sunshine resolving that you would make for yourself a personality given to chapter editors in the September number. These will not
worthy of sacrifice and death? Our armies are fighting to save us. be repeated. In the February number an Honor Roll will be printed
Are we honestly striving to make ourselves worth saving? upon which will appear the names of careful and prompt chapter
editors. W i l l you be there?

Chapter editors are not required to send alumna? notes. That is
the work of the alumna; assistant editors and because of this assign-
ment, chapter editors are asked not to send such notes in the future.
I f the office of alumna? assistant editor means anything, persons hold-
ing that office must be given something to do beyond soliciting an
occasional article for To DRAGMA. In the September number,
alumna? assistant editors were given definite directions as to their
work. No other notice will be sent them, but their notes will be
expected to arrive in time for the February number. Five of them
sent notes for the November number. There are twenty-one in all.
I n the February number a list of faithful ones will be printed.

Your office was created, Alumna? Assistant Editors, because we
needed you. We need you now.

The new Business Manager of To DRAGMA is Mrs. Arthur
Pulling, 100 Malcolm Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mrs.
Pulling was Carolyn Fraser of Delta Chapter. She is also president
of the Minneapolis Alumna?, and a stanch friend of Tau Chapter.
With her we have annexed a husband, for the Editor has discovered
in Mr. Pulling, who is law librarian at the University of Minnesota,
a valuable adviser and assistant.

At this time we take occasion to thank Mrs. Schoppe for her splen-
did work for To DRAGMA. I n the work of a Business Manager of a
magazine there is plenty of opportunity to apply the well-known
sermon text of "Blessed be Drudgery."

Mrs. Stewart, as is probably known to all, is on her tour of inspec-
tion of active and alumna? chapters. Perhaps, knowing Mrs. Stewart,
we would better say that she is taking a journey of friendship to see
those who know and love her. Her trip which began in October will
probably continue into December.


Owing to the increased postage rates it has been decided to make Perhaps i t is not generally known that Mrs. Grace Humiston, the
no acknowledgment of subscription money received, except in the lawyer who solved the murder of Ruth Kruger after police efforts
case of life subscriptions. I f you send personal checks, which is always had failed, is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi. Mrs. Humiston was
advisable, your returned check constitutes your receipt. Otherwise Mary Grace Quackenbos, of N u Chapter in the class of 1903.
your receipt of T o DRAGMA is proof that you are entered as a sub-
scriber. And here let us beg of you, i f you do not receive T o A book which has commanded the praise of reviewers is The
DRAGMA, let us know at once, so that we may adjust the matter. I t Wanderer on a Thousand Hills by Edith Wherry. John Lane and
is trying to say the least to hear roundabout complaints from persons Co. of New York, are the publishers. Edith Wherry is now Mrs.
who have not received their money's worth, but who will not take Harold Muckleston of Montreal, and she is a member of Sigma
the trouble to enter a complaint in the proper way. We are ready Chapter i n the class of 1907. She is also the author of an earlier
to help straighten a difficulty which sometimes arises in the business novel, The Red Lantern.
affairs of the best of magazines. Give us a chance before you say
scurrilous things about us, please. "For the First Time a Woman Is to Give a Course of Law
Lectures at Columbia," so the headlines of the New York Evening
Mrs. W. E. Bickley, of Knoxville, Tennessee, has been appointed Sun informs our pleased and proud eyes.
District Superintendent of the South in place of Katherine Gordon,
of Kappa Chapter, who resigned in the spring. Mrs. Bickley The woman is Mabel Witte, A.B., LL.B., a graduate of Vassar
was Lucretia Jordan of Omicron Chapter, and has always been a College and of the University of New York Law School. She is a
loyal member of the fraternity. member of Alpha Omicron Pi, N u Chapter, 1910. In a following
number of T o DRAGMA we shall tell more about her and her work.
Happy birthdays, Chi, Nu, Eta, Sigma, Alpha Phi! We are glad Perhaps, she may even say something to us about the law as a voca-
you were born! tion.

Isa Henderson Stewart organized a Mothers' Club in the little
mining town of Sierra City where she now resides. To this club
was awarded the $ 2 5 prize that was offered to any one of the 4 4 0
California state clubs which gave the best account in 2 5 0 words of
work accomplished in a recreational and social way for the children
and grown-ups in the community.
Mrs. Stewart was asked recently to serve as chairman of Sierra
County on the County Board of Defense, but on account of her visit-
ing trip with the chapters, she was obliged to decline the honor,
much as she would have liked to help in such a way.

At the recent meeting of the Panhellenic Congress, Anna Many
was elected treasurer for the next two years. The other officers
elected are Mrs. Collins of Chi Omega, President, and Mrs. Weston
of Sigma Kappa, Secretary.

Madeleine Doty's article on Oberammergau in times of war which
appeared in the June Atlantic is certainly worth reading.


ACTIVE CHAPTER LETTERS are anxiously awaiting the moment when they shall be real A O n's,
and each of whom we know will be an honor to our fraternity. We
This is the first time in the present Editor's experience with are all so busy with the preparations for their initiation which will
To Dragma that a chapter letter has been missing. Upsilon is take place next week that we have hardly had time to think of the
the fore-warned offender. Three communications have been freshmen, though we have quite a long list of "possibilities" to be
addressed to the Upsiloh Chapter Editor without reply or considered. According to local Panhellenic rules, rushing this year
result. Will the chapter please see that a change in Chapter will be greatly modified, for there are to be no parties of any kind and
Editor is made? all rushing is to be done strictly on the campus. This is such a
radical change that all the fraternities are anxiously awaiting the

Magda Chalaron, '18 CHAPTER ROLL We are glad to have with us this year three of our last year's
Helen Grevemberg, '19 s e n i o r s — R i e t t a Garland, who has a fellowship in physics, and Jean
Anna McLellan, '19 H i l l and Mary Raymond, who are taking postgraduate courses. Of
Evelyn Pigott, '19 the four others, Mary Summer has a position with the Times-
Fay .Morgan, '20 Picayune, and Kathleen O'Niell is teaching in Columbia, Louisiana.
Lessie Madison is teaching English at the Lake Charles High School,
PLEDGES and Mildred Renshaw is head of the French Department there.
Truly we may be proud of our newest alumnae!
Corinne Chalaron, '20 Ruth Kastler, '20
Pi sends greetings to all active and alumna; chapters and best
Marjorie Fell, '20 Ophelia Perkins, '20 wishes for a most successful year.
Ellen Jett, '20 Mary Renand, '20
Louise Withers, '20 A N N A M C L E L L A N , Chapter Editor.

College opened on September 24th, and right glad we all were

to be back, though our joy was slightly overshadowed by the thought

that this was to be our last year at "old Newcomb," for the new ALUMNA NEWS

buildings on Broadway are fast nearing completion and the predic- Lake Charles, L a . , numbers this year among its teachers seventeen New-

tions are that they will be ready for occupation next September. comb graduates. In this group there are almost enough A O I P s to form

After the scramble of getting not only ourselves but the freshmen an alumna; chapter of their own. The following are teaching in the high

safely registered, came the time-honored custom of "marching into school.

chapel," when the new seniors donned their caps and gowns officially Lessie Madison, '17 Sara Bres, '16

for the first time. Pi is represented by only one senior this year, Mildred Renshaw, '17 Margaret Foules, '14

but we are all as proud of Magda as i f she were a whole regiment, Clara Hall, »i6 Betsy Dupre, '13

and actives and pledges (to say nothing of alumna?) attended the Kathleen O'Neill, '17, is assistant principal in the high school at Columbia,

exercises in a body. Following this was the first student body meet- La.

Delie Bancroft, '15, who for two years formed one of the Lake Charles

ing of the year, and in the afternoon the reception given annually contingent, is teaching in the high school at Hot Springs, Ark., her home

by the old students to the new. At this last occasion speeches of town.

welcome were made by the various class presidents, and Pi was justly Grace Gillean, '16, is teaching in the high school at Morgan City, L a .

proud of Ruth Kastler who spoke for the sophomores. Georgia Belle Gillean, '14, now recovered from her injury of last spring,

The Big Sister movement at Newcomb seems to have come to stay, is teaching in the high school at Bastrop, L a .
Gladys Renshaw, '14, has returned to the high school at Monroe, L a .
and big and little sisters are agreed that it is a very good thing. Each Solidelle Renshaw, '16, is teaching again in the high school at Franklin, L a .

upperclassman has the particular care of a freshman, and it is Erin O'Neill, '16, will remain at home this year with her family in Franklin,

her duty to keep her charge out of all difficulties, and make her feel La.

that there is someone interested in her at all times. Lillian Fortier, '17, is teaching in the high school at Honna, L a . , where

Pi Chapter at the present moment is smaller than it has been for she taught for the session 1916-1917.

several years, numbering only five actives. But before this is in Among the New Orleans alumna pursuing graduate courses at Tulane

print we shall have added to our number seven fine girls, all of whom 1917-1918, Mary Raymond, '17, is working for an M.S. in biology, and the

following are fellows at Newcomb:


Rietta Garland, '17, Fellow in Physics; Hazel Beard, '16, Fellow in Psycholo- ALUMNA NEWS
gy; Theodora Sumner, '14, Fellow in English. Mr. William Roy Barnhill and Miss Alice Laura Clark announce their mar-
riage on Thursday, the fourteenth of June, 1917, in the City of New York.
Virginia Withers, '09, is again instructor in French at Newcomb.
Jean Hill, '17, is taking additional work in the School of Household OMICRON—UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
Dagmar Renshaw Le Breton, '12, is again teaching in Newcomb High CHAPTER ROLL
Mary Sumner, '17, is editor of the woman's page of the New Orleans Martha Lou Jones, '18 Sadie Ramsey, '19
Times Picagune. Dorothy Nolan, '18 Lida Moore, '19
The New Orleans alumna? are fortunate in gaining a new resident member Sue Bryant, '18 Margaret McAnulty, '20
in Mrs. John Caffery (Mary Frere) whose husband, Lieut. John Caffery,
U . S. N., will be one of the officers at the Naval Station here. Elizabeth Kennedy, '19 Eleanor Burke, '20
Lynn McNutt, '19 Ellen Converse, graduate
Unfortunately, however, the chapter must relinquish two of its most loyal
members, Mrs. Oswald McNuse (Clevie Dupre, '04) and Mrs. Peter Hamilton Omicron had ten girls to return this year, a number which, al-
(Clara Lee Snyder, '15), both of whom accompany their husbands who are though small, is pretty good for war times. Moreover, we have
ordered to army training camps. Major McNuse goes to Fort Pike, Ark., Martha Lou Jones with us again as our president, and also as the
and Captain Hamilton of the Washington Artillery to Camp Beauregard, head of Panhellenic, and we are hoping for a.most successful year.
Alexandria, La.
We lost four girls by graduation last year: Louise Wiley and
In the above notes, the alumnae take especial interest in the data concerning Margaret Conover, M.A.'s, Wista Braly, and Katherine Johnson,
its newest members, the 1917 graduates, whose destinies, at least for the year B.A.'s. We stand "between pride and sorrow." Sorrow because we
1917-1918, are settled at last. Much is expected of that very capable group. lose them from the active chapter and from the university, but pride
One remarks with satisfaction the types of their various careers and notes for their records. Beside these, Kathleen Vaughn, Josephine John-
(perhaps with relief) that they are not all pedagogical. son, and Julia Rather are teaching this year, and Elizabeth Tarpley
is attending school at Reserve.
With the return of fall, the New Orleans Alumna; will resume its various
activities. The membership is greater than formerly, enthusiasm runs high, Last spring the legislature passed a bill authorizing a million
and the prospects are bright for a very successful year. dollar bond issue in favor of the University of Tennessee, and we
have just learned that the bonds have at last been sold. We shall be
NU CHAPTER—UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK sorry to see the old landmarks disappearing from the university hall,
but we cannot help rejoicing at the thought of having appropriate
Jessie C . Buchanan, '18 Elizabeth Harrison, '19 and adequate buildings.

Elizabeth H . Hartshorne, '18 Mary O'Conor Higgins, '19

Lillian H . Edgerly, '18 Alice S. Carson, '19

Frances L . Walkers, '18 Mabel E . Shaw, '19

Edna Rapallo, '18 Elizabeth A. Dun ford, '19 Of course the war had some effect on us, too. The number of men
in the upper classes is much smaller than usual, while the freshman
Nu Chapter has another member of the New York Bar among its class is perhaps larger. The number of girls is about the same. As
our coach has been called to one of the training camps, we shall have
alumnae, Dorothy Kenyon '17, who was admitted last summer. Cecile only interclass athletics this year. But in accordance with the advice
of the government, physical training work of some kind w i l l be
Iselin is continuing her interesting work in the Swiss vice-council's required of every man in the university, in order to overcome physical
defects which would keep him from active service. Moreover, mili-
office in New York. tary drill will be opened to the upperclassmen more than ever before.

Three of our active members, Jessie Buchanan, Elizabeth Harts- So much for the university as a whole. A little more about the
home, and Elizabeth Harrison received honorable mention from the chapter.
University for their work last winter. The active chapter had a social
meeting on October 16th and the alumnae on October 17th, for the We are all jubilant over the Knoxville Alumnae, which will be
Grand President. Mrs. Stewart was very charming to us and everyone installed some time in October. We believe that the formation of this
was delighted to have a chance to see her. Apart from this we have chapter will be of more help to the active chapter than anything else.
had, as yet, no chapter activities as we all seem to be even busier than The alumnae have always been ready and willing to give us help and
usual this year. We hope, however, to have something interesting to advice, but the very knowledge that there is an organization will give
tell you in the next chapter letter as our distinguished alumna, Mrs.
Humiston, has promised us a talk in the near future.


E D N A RAPALLO.. Chapter Editor.


us inspiration. We are delighted to have with us again Mrs. Clarence Ella Mae Upthegrove is at Randolph-Macon this year from
Edmunds (Blossom S w i f t ) , Mrs. Cox (Alice Calhoun), and Mrs. Southern Methodist Univeristy. Judging by our transfer N u Kappa
Peet (Ailcey Kyle), who will be here until November. I don't want must be mighty grand. Ella Mae is a sophomore and adds a great
to leave the alumnae without saying something about our I.ucretia deal to our chapter. Five of our last year's sophomores didn't come
Jordan Bickley, who is now District Superintendent of the South. back. We can no longer be called a "large and indiscriminate"
Her help and sympathy have given us new courage many a time, and chapter.
her services cannot be overestimated. I am sure that the chapters
with whom she has to deal will learn to love her as sincerely as we This fall we had the floors in the house fixed over. The porch
do, who know her best. floor has been painted too, and we have gotten new draperies. Our
color scheme in the living-room is blue instead of brown. None of
Although Miss Many's visit to us is so long past that she has prob- our china escaped from the pantry during the summer. The locks
ably ceased to think of us, I want to try to express, in behalf of the on all the doors were big and fastened tightly. Our gas meter, how-
chapter, what she did for us. She came to inspect us, and we, of ever, was changed. We found a quarter one when we got here and
course, received her with some fear and trembling, but we found in now every quarter has to be saved for heat at fraternity meetings
her such a sincere friend and adviser, who brought to us new inspira- and for open house on Sunday night.
tion and determination, that her visit will never be forgotten.
FRANCES HARDY, Chapter Editor.
To all the chapters we extend hearty wishes for a most successful
year, and to our sister chapter, N u Omicron, especially do we wish ZETA—UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
success, in this, her first year.
ELEANOR B U R K E , Chapter Editor.
Jeannette Adams, '19 Florence Griswold, '19
Katherine Benner, '20 Edna Hathway, '18
CHAPTER ROLL Hazel Cook, Sp. Lorene Hendricks, '20
Lydia Dawson, '18 Winnifred Moran, '18
Bernie Palfrey, '18 Elizabeth Sale, '19 Ruth Farquhar, '20 Greta Nunemaker, '20
Frances Hardy, '18 Mary Buie Frith, '19 Mildred Gillilan, '19 Margaret Perry, '20
Mary Waters, '20
Helen Scott, '18 Linna Mae McBride, '19
Frances Hamilton, '18 Louise Bouldin, '19 The other day there appeared in the editorial columns of the uni-
Anna Taylor, '19 Frances Major, '19 versity daily paper, an article under the heading, "University as Us-
Julia White, '19 Eleanor Manning, '19 ual," modelled as you see from the familiar "Business as usual,"
Ella Mae Upthegrove, '20 statements from the commercial world. I t was rather an appeal for
College opened on September 19th and pledge night was on the such a condition than a declaration of the fact. We find that we need
following night. We are proud of everyone of our six pledges: Eliza- some such injunction, lest we forget that it is our duty to stay with
beth Butterfield, Louise Sale, Evelyn Allen, Alice Hardy, Nadine our studies just as much as it is the soldier's to stand by his colors.
Pillot, and Annie Moore. People everywhere are asking, "What can I do?" and yet when our
work is placed before us, we fail to see in the homely tasks, the
I t hardly seems like the same chapter this year with the ' 1 7 mem- glorious opportunity for which we had hoped. To quote from another
bers gone. A l l of them took a large part in the commencement exer- editorial written along similar lines from the Wisconsin University
cises last spring. Virginia Strother was heroine in the senior play. Daily Cardinal:
Four others had parts in it, too. Louise Swift was Antigone in the
Greek play given at the installation of Phi Beta Kappa. "Study is a patriotic duty. . . .We have come here to be prepared
to work for our country. And he who prepares most efficiently is
Final elections took place in May. Frances Hamilton is presi- most patriotic."
dent of East H a l l ; Frances Hardy, president of West Hall, and
athletic manager of the senior class; Evelyn Allen, treasurer of the I f . then, you ask what Zeta girls are doing for their country, they
student body; Bernie Palfrey, annual Y. W. C. A. member; and are first of all, trying to make the "university as usual." There are
seven of us are members of the Student Committee. Five of us were
chosen this week on the basketball squads.


fewer parties, and fewer dates, but there are more sober thoughts Dear Alpha 0 Sisters:
than ever before.
Despite the fact that the University of California registration
We are very happy to announce seven pledges: Margaret Carnaby, shows a noticeable decrease in the number of men students, there are
'21, Fay Currey, '21, Doris Hostetter, '21, Lucille Krapenhaft, '21, more women here than ever before. We came back in the middle of
Frances Gannon, '19, and Doris Vallery, '21. They are splendid August to two very strenuous weeks of rushing. A l l our worry and
girls every one, and justify our pride in them. labors were rewarded, however, for Sigma Chapter now has twelve
new freshmen, of whom it is very proud. These girls are from all
This year we have a more comfortable and commodious home, just over California, and we even have one from Salt Lake City. Our
a block from our old house. Within a radius of three blocks there freshman class is a very representative one—talented and good look-
are now ten fraternity and sorority houses. Many of the former ing. We had initiation on the fifteenth of September and were very
have been closed "on account of the war" or leased to sororities. glad to have about forty of our alumna; back with us. The freshmen
gave a very amusing stunt, of allegorical type, more or less a take-off
The girls are taking an active part in Y. W. C. A. and Girls' on the "Parthenia" which is the annual masque of the women students
Club work. As soon as bandage circles are organized they will have here. After initiation, we felt that we were really settled i n college.
a share in that work. I t seems hardly possible, though, that we have been here six weeks
and are in the midst of mid-term examinations.
We are looking forward with great pleasure to the visit of our
Grand President. May she look back upon it with equal pleasure! The girls are rather active on committee work this semester. We
have two representatives on the junior prom committee, Margaret
With love to all of our sisters everywhere, Forsyth and Thelma Donovan; and then Virginia Cook, Catherine
Cox, and Marion Black are on the sophomore hop committee. We
E D N A M . H A T H W A Y , Chapter Editor. were very glad when one of our new sisters, Bertha Beard, made a part
in the Treble Clef opera. Mildred Mallon has just been elected to
ALUMNAE NEWS the Greek Honor Society, which is made up of many distinguished
people on the campus.
The University of California women have not forgotten their
To Dr. and Mrs. Robert T . Hill (Florence Parmalee), of Schenectady, duties in this war time. Every day there are Red Cross, surgical
N. Y . , a son, April 6th, 1917. His name is Robert Tudor Hill, Junior. dressing, and knitting classes. The house has given some money to
buy materials for the Red Cross, and every week at least two of our
To Mr. and Mrs. Leslie A. Higgins (Mattie Woodworth) of Omaha, a girls go for three hours or more to knit, sew, or cut bandages.
daughter, in April, 1917. She has been named Dorothy Jane.
We were very glad, last week, to welcome into the number of soror-
SIGMA—1 ERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ities here, Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta. These girls were the Copa del
Oro Club and live just two doors away from us. With the admission
Helen Clowes, '17 CHAPTER ROLL of this new chapter of Kappa Delta, California is the first university
Rosalinda Olcese, '17 to have a representative chapter from each national women's fra-
Gertrude Schieck, '17 Hattie Helen, '20 ternity.
E l l a Crawford, '18 Mildred Mallon, '20
Marguerite Neely, '18 Joyce Parkin, '20 Sigma Chapter has been so happy to have Isabelle Henderson
Thelma Donovan, '19 Kathryn Pride, '20 Stewart with us for our last two meetings. She talked to us last
Margaret Forsyth, '19 Edwina Robie, '20 Monday night, and is to leave soon for Boston.
Lucile Graham, '19 Marjorie Selwood, '20
Margaret McVey, '19 Amelia Williams, '20 Social affairs are still in evidence. On September 11th, all the
Helen Schieck, '19 Bertha (Beard, '21 sisters were invited to the lovely wedding of Marion Bachman, ex-'17,
Dorothy Weeks, '19 Evangeline Bell, '21 and Horace Winterer, a graduate of this university. They are to
Marion Black, '20 Mildred Cook, '21 live in Evanston, Illinois. We have a formal faculty dinner next
Esther Cardwell, '20 Carmelita Heffernan, '21
Virginia Cook, '20 Durenda Maltby, '21
Catharine Cox, '20 Esther Naylor, '21
Laura de Verne, '20 Josephine Olcese, '21
Nadine Donovan, '20 Consuelo Osgood, '21
Anna-Gay Doolittle, '20 Dorothy Reichman, '21
Gladys Van dernaillen, '21
Lucile Young, '21


week, and the freshmen are looking forward to their parly in the Pledges
house and also to the annual intersorority dance.
Mary Thompson, '20 June Morris, '21
Sigma Chapter sends love and greetings to all the A O CPs, old
and new, and hopes that this college year will he most successful Riggie O'Brien, '20 Helen York, '21
for everyone.
Mary Baker, '20 Grace Largent, '21
MARION A. B L A C K , '20, Chapter Editor.
Anna Jones, '21 Marie Bruker, '21
Edna Bicknell, '31 Jaunita McFarland, '21
Jennett Miller was married in middle August to Burton Swartz, second
Lieutenant in the U . S. Army. They are now at Camp Lewis, American Ruth Stefford, '21 Lela Paulus, '21
Lake, Wash.
It seems such a long, long time since we were bustling about last
Georgia Meredith Oliver (Mrs. Roland) sailed for Africa about September
1st with Mr. Oliver who is a mining engineer connected with a diamond spring during commencement week. And it has been unusually long
mine in the interior.
for us as De Pauw did not open until two weeks later than scheduled,
Emma Black has announced her engagement to William Kew, who is with
the U . S. Geological Survey. They expect to be married in November and so things have been crowded from the very start. We were indeed
will make their home at Washington, D . C .
fortunate to have so many girls back this fall—some who were here
Viola Ahlers Wheelan (Mrs. John) is the proud mother of a small
daughter, born September 18th. last year and then several girls who came back to us after a year's

Margaret Weeks Ball (Mrs. C . ) visited in Berkeley on her way from absence. Reggie O'Brien, Esther Morris, Marie Hedde, Beatrice
Stockton to Peoria, Illinois, where her husband has been transferred.
Woodward, Ada Smith, Edna Glendenning, Mary Thompson, and
Grace Morin is teaching at Etna Mills, Cal.
Alice Freuler Norris (Mrs. Homer A . ) has a son, born August 23rd. Bernice McCorkle all came to the house this fall. Our active chapter
Pearl Pierce has announced her engagement to Dr. Oscar Bailey, first
lieutenant in the Dental Reserve Corps, U . S. A. numbers twenty-two and perhaps you will not wonder that we were

Margaret Hurley gladdened the Alpha O's of Berkeley by a visit this very eager to get into spike.
Our chapter-house has also undergone some repair and remodelling
Margaret Stone Eddy (Mrs. A. J . ) is now the wife of an army man, lately. New lights have been installed, new draperies hung, and
as Mr. Eddy was given the commission of first lieutenant at the Officers' we are anxiously waiting the arrival of our new furniture. Several of
Training Camp, and is now stationed at Fort Winfield Scott, San Francisco. our dreams are being realized now and we hope to make possible
more realities soon.
Sarah Mathews Hackley (Mrs. Philip B.) has a little daughter, born
September 20th. We were very sorry that our chaperon who was with us last year
had accepted a position as supervisor of halls and consequently could
not be with us again. But Fortune surely smiled on us when Mrs.
Stockbarger came to us. She's very delightful and we are expecting
to find a very warm friend in her.

THETA—DE PAUW UNIVERSITY Of course, you are all anxious to know what your sister chapters
have done in spike this fall. At De Pauw this year we have tried
Beatrice Woodward, '18 CHAPTER ROLL the Cornell plan and with quite a great measure of success, too.
Esther Morris, '18 While we did not succeed in eliminating all the evils existing yet
Ann White, '18 Jess 'Bicknell, '19 we have diminished their numbers we think. We were permitted to
Merle Huckleberry, '18 Mary Bkknell, '19 give four parties, two in the afternoon and two evening parties.
Margaret Donthill, '18 Bernice McCorkle, '19 After one or two days of open spike we put out ribbons and Theta
Jesse Jones, '18 Agnes Lakin, '19 Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi put out ten the first night. Mary
Ruth Little, '19 Ven Ville Hausman, '20 Baker later put on the ribbon and is to be pledged soon.
Wilhelmina Hedde, '19 Marie Hedde, '20
Maurine York, '19 Marguerite Norris, '20 We gave an informal open house for our pledges, though we had
Helen Lange, '19 Edna Glendenning, '20 no formal pledge day followed by scheduled open house for the
Ada Smith, '19 Lucille Kelley, '20 fraternities.
Mabelle Hedde, '20
De Pauw students are very happy over the fact that they have
oversubscribed De Pauw's Y . M. C. A. assessment of ($6,000) six
thousand dollars. A committee of eighty students made a thorough


canvas and soon reported that with the faculty's g i f t of one thousand We held our first literary meeting of the year on the same evening
dollars we had done more than our assessment demanded. with our first fraternity meeting. Mrs. Chamberlain, one of our
matrons, read us some of the poems of Robert Service, and during
Some of our neighbors have heard of our new Rector H a l l which refreshments we had a jolly time talking over our summer vacations
was just dedicated and I know some of the rest of you would surely and our numerous plans for the coming year.
be interested. The hall was a g i f t from Mr. Edward Rector of
Chicago, given in memory of his father, Isaac Rector, a former We are especially fortunate in having Mrs. Stewart with us for a
trustee of the university. The building was completed at a cost of few days. At a special meeting, she told us all about what our sisters
two hundred and f i f t y thousand dollars, fifty thousand being spent are doing and thinking. I t is beautiful to think that she has seen
on the furnishings alone. The hall accommodates one hundred and and talked with you all, and that now she is here with us—our Grand
twenty-five girls and is thoroughly modern in every respect. Mr. President!
and Mrs. Rector visit us quite frequently and, of course, we are
always more than glad to welcome them. A number of alumna? have been back for these first meetings:
Ethel Davis, '00, Octavia Chapin, '13, Gladys Keith, '15, Margaret
While Theta has had much to rejoice over, yet she has experienced Fessenden, '15, Rena Greenwood, '15, and Helen Rowe, '17. Helen
the deepest sorrow over the death of Margurite Bennett which oc- Rowe is assistant in the library here, so she is still with us. Mildred
curred just before the opening of college the last of September. Her Simpson, '17, has announced her engagement to Mr. Austin Everett
death occurred as the result of injuries received when she was kicked Rowe.
by a horse. Margurite was one of our most lovable and dear girls
and we feel keenly the absence of her cheerful, bright presence among We are sorry not to have with us three of our sisters. Madeline
us. Surely no one could know her without appreciating the contagion Parker and Elizabeth Miller are taking a business course in Boston
of her merry disposition. Not only do we miss her here but Alpha University, and Margaret Kimball has transferred to Wheaton.
Omicron Pi must feel her loss, for she was one of the truest of our
girls. Delta sends best wishes across all the miles for the success and
happiness of her sister chapters through the coming year.
Theta wishes for all of you a most successful year. We are very
anxious to see your letters in the next issue of T o DRAGMA. LORNA T A S K E R , Chapter Editor.

AGNES L . L A KIN, Chapter Editor. ALUMNzE NEWS


CHAPTER ROLL Since the Directory issue, the address of Mrs. Frederick Earle Buck
(Dorothy Bartlett, '13) is 50 Woodland St., Worcester, Mass. A l l news or
Margaret Durkee, '18 Madeline Parker, '19 notices of alumna; interest please send before December 15th to Mrs. E . I .
Mac Phie.
Madeline Perkins, '18 Ethel Richardson, '19
Elizabeth Sargent, 18 Lorna Tasker, '19 ENGAGEMENTS
Kennetha Ware, '18 Kathleyne Snow, '19
Ruth Brooks, '19 R u t h Robinson, '19 Jane Rextrow, '10, to William Maubshy Tufts, '11.
Margaret Kimball, '19 Mary Grant, '20
Inga Little, '19 Marion Bennett, '20 Emily Eveleth, '14, to Vernon Sneider (Ohio State College), from Her-
Elizabeth Miller, '19 Marion Phillips, '20
kimer, N. Y .
Martha Neal, '19 Martha Walker, '20 Mildred Simpson, '17, to Austin E . Rowe of Winthrop, Mass.

Dear Sisters: MARRIAGES

The campus is bright with October gold and crimson October days. Pauline Gardner, ex-'i3 to Lieut. Philip Stone Donnell on June 16th, 1917.
College started late with us, but that does not mean that we are slow Edith Van de Bogert, '12, to Lieut. James Cooper Vosburgh on August
in enthusiasm. We have already pledged a new girl, Ruth Robinson, 21st, 1917, at Bearsville, N . Y .
a transfer from Wellesley. who has decided to finish her college Marion Brooks, '11, to Ralph E . Boothby of Colorado Springs.
course at Jackson. By the time this letter reaches you, she will be one
of us. BIRTHS

A daughter, Nancy Jane, to Mr. and Mrs. Wardsworth Crawford (Pearle
Longley, '12) June 7th, 1917, at Webster, Mass.

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Bryne (Blanch Bruce, '03) Septem-
ber 16th, I Q I 7 , at Winchester, Mass.

A daughter, Monica, to Dr. and Mrs. Stevens (Catharine Stebbins),
August, 1917.


GAMMA—UNIVERSITY OF MAINE to David Beach. Both men are now in France. The engagements
of Gladys Reed, '18, to Neal Merril, $ T A, '18, and of Pauline
Ruth Chalmers, '18 Ella Wheeler, '19 Derby, '18, to Weston Haskell, B 0 I I '18, have recently been an-
Ruth Crosby, '18 Frances 'Bartlett, '20 nounced.
Pauline Derby, '18 Olive Chase, '20
Mildred Dow, '18 Barbara Dunn, '20 Gamma sends best wishes for a prosperous year to all her Alpha O
Vera Gellerson, '18 Priscilla Elliott, '20
Mona MacWilUams, '18 Ruth Ingersoll, '20 sisters.
Gladys Reed, '18 Florence McLeod, '20 BARBARA D U N N , Chapter Editor.
Helen Stinchfield, '18 Eveline Snow, '20
Ruth Jordan, '19 O: Kathleen Snow, '20 ALUMN.E NEWS
Fay Smith, '19 Helen White, '20
Dear Sisters in Alpha
Emily Bartlett is connected with the biology faculty at the University of
Because the University of Maine did not open until October 10th, Minnesota. Her address is 617 Beacon St.
we girls of Gamma Chapter are a bit slow in starting our fraternity
activities, in fact we have had but one meeting, and such a pleasant Mary E . Chase is taking graduate work in English at the University of
meeting it was. One of the alumna; girls, Mollie Balentine Reed, Minnesota. We feel that with Becky Chilcott Jackson as our married repre-
opened her house for it, and we girls who have no "home" of our sentative in Minneapolis we have a colony to be proud of. What do you
own did enjoy the comfort of this adopted one. think, Tau?

Let me tell you what a delightful surprise we have just had! I t Mrs. Lowell Reed (Mollie Balentine) is soon to move to Washington
came in the form of a visit from our Grand President, Isabelle H . where her husband will work for the government.
Stewart. At an informal tea held in her honor, she gave a most
interesting account of what you girls in the other chapters are doing, Among the '17 graduates, Leola Chaplin is teacher of English at Rockland,
and she gave us many helpful suggestions. Me.; Flora Howard is installing domestic science at Dover and Foxcroft;
Alfreda Ellis is head of the State Girls' Agricultural Club; Elizabeth Bright
is in the Biology Department at Harvard.

Margaret Holyoke is in the Science Department of Bangor High School.

We have had such a limited amount of time in which to "get things MARRIAGES
going" that as a chapter we have not yet taken up Red Cross Work.
We give a dance next week and with the proceeds will buy yarn and On June 14th Aileene Brown Hobart became the wife of Dr. Lewis Libby.
knit it into sweaters for the Red Cross. Our girls, as individuals,
are doing much to make the soldiers comfortable, and eight of them Margaret McManus' ('11) wedding to Lloyd Carroll occurred June 27th.
have purchased Liberty Bonds. The chapter has invested $50 in a
bond. They are to live at South West Harbor, Me., where Mr. Carroll is engaged

in business.

Celia Coffin, 'l2, was married on July 3rd to Guy Andrew Thompson,

professor of English at the University of Maine. Professor Thompson is a

The big dance which we had planned for last spring was given graduate of University of Illinois and a member of Phi Gamma Delta.
up because of existing war conditions. I t was hard to forfeit the
largest social event of the year, but under the circumstances it was Helen Charlotte Worster, '12, was married to Charles Brown Cleaves,
the best thing to do.
* T A '12, on October 1st. They will live in Syracuse, and Helen is looking
Last May the alumnae entertained the active girls at an informal
tea at the Mount Vernon House. That it was a very pleasant affair forward with much pleasure to meeting the Chi girls.
all the girls will testify.
On Wednesday, October 24th, occurred the wedding of Marian Corthell
The coeds of the University of Maine presented the play A Midsum-
mer Night's Dream, last spring. Prominent in the cast were eight Estabrooke, '12, and Lawrence Hunt, * T A '16. For the present they will
A O n girls. They were Elizabeth Bright, Ruth Ingersoll, Priscilla
Elliott. Marguerite Mills, Helen White, Bessie Mills, Kathleen Snow, live in Old Town.
and Eveline Snow.
During the summer Cupid was busy with several of our girls
and we hear of the engagement of Ruth Chalmers, '18, to Robert To Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Reed (Mollie Balentine), a boy, Robert, March
Dunning, ex-'18, <I> T A. and the marriage of Marguerite Mills, ex-'20,

To Mr. and Mrs. John Treat (Doris Currier), a boy, George Currier Treat,

June 15th.


Margaret Conlan, 'l8 CHAPTER ROLL
Joanna Donlon, '18
Evelyn Hieber, '18 Calista Hoffman, '18
Hilda Loeffler, '18
Dagmar Schmidt, '18


Florence Coupe, '19 Mary Donlon, '20 the plan still farther, there were little red pepper crosses on the salad
Hilda Greenawalt, '19 Dorothy Hieber, '20 and flags stuck in the ice cream.
Irene Greene, '19 Marie Hillidge, '20
Helen Langdon, '19 Mary Moore, '20 It might be of interest to the sister chapters to know in what
Elizabeth Neely, '19 Cornelia Munsell, '20 activities Epsilon takes part and what university honors its members
hold: president of the senior class; two members of Der Hexenkreis,
On October 7th we had a delightful visit from our Grand Presi- the senior honorary society, and one member of Raven and Serpent,
dent, Mrs. Stewart, who gave us a broader outlook upon the national the junior Y. W. C. A. treasurer; Cornell Women's Dramatic Club,
importance of Alpha Omicron Pi and a better knowledge of our sister president and publicity manager; Cornell Dramatic Club, vice-presi-
chapters. We were so glad that we could receive her in our new home, dent and chairman of membership committee; Cornell Women's
for we have rented a lovely large house, not far from the campus. Review, business manager, circulation manager, assistant circulation
manager, assistant advertising manager, and an associate editor; Cor-
Situated on a hill, it overlooks the whole valley and the view from nell Bulletin, ex-officio editor and ex-officio business manager; Cornell
it on a clear day is beautiful. I t is a three-story house, the two upper Annuals, women's editor; Sports and Pastimes Association, treasurer;
floors shingled and the ground floor is painted a light buff. Inside class representative to Athletic Council; teams, hockey 3, basketball
it is very attractive—at least we think so. We have two large living- 3, crew 2, and baseball 3, member of the judiciary committee, member
rooms, each with a fireplace. The furniture is of the new mission of the Agricultural Executive Committee; and two members of the
type and the rugs and hangings are of a dull blue. Our New York Cornell Women's Orchestra.
alumnae sent us twelve lovely pillows which matched the hangings,
and as the girls themselves made several pillows, our window seats DACMAR SCHMIDT, Chapter Editor.
are very comfortable. As we only eat our breakfasts in the house and
are taking our other meals in the dormitories, we are using the dining- ALUMNVE NEWS
room as the chapter-room.
Our alumna; have given to us liberally and we certainly appreciate
what they have done for us, not only financially but in the interest Josephine Britten is spending all her spare pennies adopting French babies.
they have taken in the house. Last year's seniors gave us the china She has already adopted four, and is saving up for more. Good work, Jose-
necessary for rushing teas and parties and this year's seniors gave the phine ! We wish more of us could do the same.
tea-wagon. We are most fortunate in having as chaperon Mrs. Short,
the mother of Jeanette Short, '17, Katharine Donlon, '12, and Bessie, her youngest sister, spent two weeks in
'Brooklyn this fall with Clare Grneffe. The girls in and around New York gave
Last summer the girls were all busy earning money for the house a luncheon in K . D's honor, at the Martinique. Helen Bungart Leavens,
fund, for some time we hope to really own a house of our own. Each Gladys Combs, Dorothy Shaw, Ethel Cornell, Clare and Anne Graeffe, Mabel
girl pledged ten dollars and so some worked in banks, others did Deforest Starkweather, Agnes Dobbins, Josephine Britton, Marion Darville,
clerical work in offices of all sorts, and some received pay for doing Edvige Dragonetti, Gertrude Mosier, Marguerite Hallsted, Margaret Graham,
housework at home. Two of the girls are earning their money now and Sally Campbell "were among those present." K . D . spent a few days
by cleaning the house once a week. with Helen and Glad at Rockville Centre, and with Mabel in Passaic. Ethel
took her around Columbia University, and the girls saw to it that she saw
Rushing this year is quite different from what it used to be here. everything included in the sight-seeing books, from The Aquarium and Push-
Now we bring the freshmen up to the house where tea and wafers cart Ally up to the zoo. Katharine's visit ended with a ride around New
are served. According to Panhellenic rules every fraternity rushes York Harbour, and the Hippodrome in the evening.
four afternoons a week and has a party on Saturday night.
Agnes Dobbins, '13, is assistant to Professor Turner, who was formerly
Last Saturday night we had a Red Cross party. Most of us at Cornell, but is now instructing in political economy at New York University.
dressed as soldiers, and the freshmen were Red Cross nurses. The
dance programs were in the shape of a red cross. The dining-room Charlotte Sherman McCloskey '14, paid a flying visit to New York in July.
was decorated with red crosses, the table was in the shape of a cross, Most of the Alpha O girls were out of town, but Charlotte, Glad, and Clare
and around it were little tents made of brown wrapping paper with had supper together at the Dutch Oven in Washington Square, and spent the
American flags on them. These were used as favors. To carry out evening at the Rialto.

Martha Whitworth, '15, spent nearly a month with her sister in New York,
after college closed in June. Martha and Gertrude had a few days together
in Demarest, and then Martha visited Agnes in Brooklyn, and got a glimpse
of Greenwich village with Anne, Clad, and Clare. On her way back to
Cleveland, she stopped off with Charlotte, and saw some of the Buffalo Alpha
O's. Martha is planning to teach again this year.



Merle Mosier, '14, received her Doctor's Degree from Cornell Medical We have just finished a very busy but very successful rushing
School in June. Merle is at present engaged in giving mental and physical season, and are now grasping the cold hard facts as our noted pro-
tests to the patients in a hospital in Connecticut. fessors are wont to extend them to us. The rushing this year was
carried on in a very simple and economical manner, as we were
Lucy Hawley, '16, is teaching four classes a day in Latin, and reports that allowed to serve only one-course meals, could send no flowers, and the
she "weighs, looks, and feels about the same" as when she was in college. ribbons were just loops pinned under the coat collar. These were
the rulings of the Panhellenic Association and, of course, we carried
Bertha Yerke, '16, is the Food Conservation Agent for Niagara County, them out to the last letter.
with headquarters at Lockport, N . Y .
The girls all agreed to the fact that quality stood first with us, and
Helen Bungart Leavens, ex-'l6, has moved back to Kockville Centre, in so although we took only seven pledges, each one of them is a wonder-
an eight-room bungalow, where Peter Austen, aged three months, reigns su- f u l girl, and they are going to boost A O IT as never before. The
preme. Helen's address is 40 Hillside Ave. names of the girls pledged are Ruth Hendrickson, Miette Brunot,
Helen Quayle, Velma Stone, Carol Issacs, Hildegarde Reimer, and
Jessie King Peters, '16, is now living in Detroit at 1384 Kirby E . Martha, Helen Brooks. The girls already have shown interest in athletics,
who saw both Jessie and Lois while they were in Cleveland, reports that Lois Y. W. C. A., and editorial work and we are sure they are going to
is "adorable." enjoy their year's work.

Dorothy Shaw, '17, and Anne Graeffe, Spec, are with the Farmers' Loan Quite a number of our girls were unable to return this year for
and Trust Company, in New York. Dorothy is staying at the Barbour House, which, we are so sorry. Some of them came back for rushing and
330 W. 36th St. will visit us occasionally through the year. Most of our senior girls
of last year are busy wielding the birch rod, and what fun it would
Mary Albertson, '17, had charge of the dining-hall at Risley during summer be to drop in on one of them unexpectedly and find her reprimanding
school, and is to manage the "Sibley Dog" this year. some poor youngster who had gotten most awfully hungry and had
eaten an apple. Kata Blum is with us this year taking postgraduate
Gladys Combs, Clare, and Anne Graeffe, had a delightful visit with the work and how good it seems to have her here.
Donlons in Utica this summer, on their way to the Thousand Islands. K . D.,
Joanna, Mary, Evelyn and Dorothy Hieber, Helen Langdon, Florence Coupe, We aren't allowed houses at Northwestern, but we still insist upon
and Cornelia Muncell met them at the train, and escorted them to a hotel being together as much as possible, and so eight of us managed to
where a luncheon had been planned, at which there were also two Delta and get rooms close together on third floor in Willard Hall. I t makes
Chi girls. Florence entertained royally in the evening, and kept all the girls it so handy for "cozy," as we have the use of three or four rooms right
busy hemming napkins for the new chapter-house. Every spare moment was together and then you see the head resident lives on first floor and
spent in either Helen's or K . D.'s car, seeing the surrounding country, and so we can make a great deal of noise and still not be detected.
the foothills of the Adirondacks.
We are quite interested in class offices at present as we are run-
MARRIAGES ning our president, Kathryn Brown, as secretary of the senior class,
Marguerite Kolb as chairman of the social committee in the sopho-
Betty Outterson ex-'17, was married in Sage Chapel last June to Mr. more class, and Phoebe Wilson as secretary of the sophomore class.
Philip Wood, Cornell '15. Betty is the first Alpha O girl to be married in We are sure these girls are going to win out, and all of us are work-
the chapel, and the whole chapter was there with the best of wishes for Phil ing hard to bring it about.
and Betty.
We gave our pledge luncheon at the Narcissus Room in Field's
BIRTHS last Saturday, and it was a pronounced success. About thirty-five
attended including eight or nine alumna;. Everything tasted so
On June 30th, to Mr. and Mrs. Austen Leavens (Helen Bungart, ex-'16), good, and we were put in a happy frame of mind to attend the foot-
a seven and a half pound son, named Peter Austen. ball game in the afternoon between Lake Forest and Northwestern
in which we won 48-0.

Have you done your bit for the New Alpha 0 chapter-house? I f not, won't
you send your check immediately to Katharine A. Donlon, Chairman, 1323
Seymour Ave., Utica, N . Y . ? It's a big proposition, and the active chapter
needs your support.


Kathryn Brown, '18 Elsie 'Brace, '19
Ruth Sharer, '18 Edith Brown, '19
Mabel McConnell, '18 Eunice Marthens, '19
Elizabth Recht, '18 Ethel Wilman, '20
Lucile I.oyd, '18 Gladys F r y , '20
Margaret Airess, '19 Phoebe Wilson, '20
Helen Slaten, '19 E r n a Airess, '20
Dorothy Kerr, '19 Marguerite Kolb, '20
Kata Blum, P. G . Francis McNair, P. G.


O f course, a l l of the girls are knitting and doing Red Cross work, seems to be the general opinion that the new system has increased
the amount of work required.
some making sweaters, others scarfs and wristlets. Several are re-
There are several new buildings being constructed on our campus.
ceiving some very interesting letters f r o m France and E n g l a n d . A n art gallery has j u s t been completed and the f o u n d a t i o n f o r a new
library has been laid. A n apartment house and a dormitory f o r
Best wishes to all the chapters. girls are on their way to completion also. Our president's new home
is almost finished and i t w i l l be one o f the attractive features o f the
R U T H S H A R E R , Chapter Editor. campus.

ALUMN/E NEWS Lambda sends best wishes to a l l f o r a successful and happy year.

MARRIAGES L E U E L L E . G A R V I N , Chapter Editor.

Mr. Christopher M . Anderson announces the marriage of his daughter, Coila
Marie, to Mr. Walter Peter Hanson on Saturday, September 22nd, 1917,
Preston, Minn.


Members Leuell Garvin, '19 GENERAL

Elsie Ford Piper, graduate Anita Compton, '20 Hazel Hartwell is teaching mathematics in the San Diego High School this
Laura Wilkie, '17 Marion Loomis, '20 year.
Constance Chandler, '18 Edith James, '20
Genevieve Morse is teaching modern languages in the high school at Lodi.
Marion Gilbert, '18 Marguerite Roberts, '21 Alice Moore is attending the State Library School at Sacramento.
Marguerite Odenheimer, '18 Holly Roberts, '21 Gladys Stelling is attending the San Jose Normal this year, instead of
Jeanne Stoddard, '18 pursuing her studies at the university.
Abbie Wood, '18 Pledges We enjoyed a visit from Lieutenant and Mrs. Earl Quinlan (Lily Morrison)
Elizabeth Wood, '18 Virginia Flippin, '20 not long ago. They are now stationed at San Pedro where Lieutenant
Ida Beckwith, '21 Quinlan is in charge of the H 3 submarine.
Caroline Rochfort, '18
Aline Laramar, '21 MARRIAGES
Ruth Chandler, '19
Marjorie Coil, '19 Carmelite Waldo, '21 Minna Vrang, ex-'17, and Mr. Charles Orme, A T, were married in San
Ruth Single, '21 Francisco last April. They are now living in Phoenix, Ariz.

A f t e r an unusually long vacation of f o u r and a half months, we are Eileen Everett, '14, and Mr. Earnest Folsom, S A E, from Nevada, were
married in Memorial Church, May 17th. The Alpha O's acted as garland
back on the dear o l d f a r m . We came back a week early f o r rushing bearers at the wedding. They are living in Carson City, Nev.

again this year, and we are delighted over our five w o n d e r f u l fresh- Marie Warren, ex-'i6, and Mr. Robert Thoburn, <I> A 8, were married in
men. They are Virginia Flippin, Orange, Cal.; Carmelite Waldo
Florence Leonard, '09, and Mr. Stewart, A X, were married in July.
and Aline Laramar, Los Angeles; Ida Beckwith, Palo A l t o ; and Muriel Turner, '16, and Lieutenant Verne McKinney were married October
7th. They are now stationed at Charlotte, N . C.
Ruth Single, Stockton.

We were also glad to welcome one of our Zeta sisters, Elsie Ford

Piper, who is here to take a Master's Degree in history.

T h e students find many changes here this year, due to the war BIRTHS David

conditions. As a great many of the men have gone into service, there To Dr. and Mrs. David L. Hibbs, (Katherine Barnes), a son,
Whitney, October 5th.
are only nine hundred men enrolled i n the univeristy instead o f fif-
To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Loud (Marguerite Knox), a daughter.
teen hundred. O w i n g to this, less interest is being shown i n college

athletics and other activities. Camp Fremont is located between Palo IOTA—UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

A l t o and Mendo Park, thus g i v i n g us an insight into m i l i t a r y l i f e and Bertha Stein, '18 Mary Caldwell, '18
Martha Hedgcock, '18 Beatrice Levy, '19
a deeper realization of the seriousness of the war. O n account of Nila Edmundson, '18 Ruth Hohlman, '19
Nina Grotevant, '18 Helen Brauns, '19
the p r o x i m i t y of the camps, Women's Conference passed many new Dorothy Iwig, '18 Elsie Noel, '19
Velda Bamesberger, '18 Hazel Stephens, '19
rules and regulations restricting the girls, who are no longer allowed Ruth Percival, '18 Marion Kenney, '19
Aileen Hunter, '18 Leila Sheppherd, '20
to ride in automobiles at night, and the pleasure of hiking in the hills Shirley Mann, '20

is also forbidden.

Another change was the installation of the four-quarter system,

and on this account college d i d not open u n t i l October 1st. I t


Once more hack to the university and to Alpha O! Yes, I know Mate Giddings, '17, has been teaching household science in the Normal
that is a very trite way of starting a letter. But I want to warn you School at St. Cloud, Minn., during the summer and will probably continue
her work there in the fall.
at the outset—I am not a person of the least literary ability. This
is my fifth year of college and A l p h a O l i f e , and I was congratulating Barbara Minard, '14, who completed her nurse's training at St. Luke's Hos-
myself that I never had heen forced upon the T o D R A G M A readers as pital, Chicago, in June, 1916, expects to go to France in September to take
up Red Cross work.
a chapter contrihutor—and then the blow came! But be patient,
and I think I can improve. BIRTHS

Our first two weeks—as it was w i t h most of you—were b r i m f u l of Born to Mr. and Mrs. F. Ebert (Margaret Goiham, '11), Champaign, 111.,
a boy, Edward Dorwin, on June 16th, 1917.
rushing, and hard rushing, too. But it was surely worth i t ! As a
result of our strenuous two weeks, we pledged ten girls: Esther Van TAU—UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Doren, '21, Eliza Garmen. '21, Muriel Thompson, '19, Ora Williams, Where is your chapter roll, Tau?
Dear Sisters in Alpha O :
'21, May Brady, '19, Ellen Kittinger. '21, Edith Davis, '19, Lrmina
Smith, '19, Ruth Terwiliger, '21, and Ina Hotermann, '19. We feel War time has brought so many changes i n the spirit of everything
here at Minnesota, and above a l l the patriotic interests are so pre-
that they are girls of different types—and thus w i l l be a broadening dominant, that it seems a new era i n the affairs of T a u has been i n -
augurated since the writing of our last letter to T o DRAGMA.
influence f o r us, and at the same time they a l l have the essential some-
thing which w i l l make them good A l p h a O's. T h e second Liberty Loan campaign f o u n d us in the busiest part o f
our rushing season; but Leta Nelson, our president, took an active
We believe that our rushing was helped—as indeed we believe our part in the "drive" f o r subscriptions among the women of the univer-
sity, rushing notwithstanding. Pledging of freshmen has been de-
whole year w i l l be helped—by the w o n d e r f u l influence of our new layed this year on account of the late opening of the academic year.
housemother, M r s . V a n Deman, who comes to us f r o m Dayton, Ohio. I n spite of the many distractions of war activities, readjustment to
classes, and last, but not at a l l the least, getting established i n a new
She is a woman o f such strong capabilities, and at the same time home, we have carried on what we hope to be a most decisive campaign
f o r f u t u r e A l p h a O's. A n unusually fine group of freshman girls has
such refined personality that her presence is a l l that one could wish been recommended to us this year and we expect to b i d fourteen girls.
f o r i n a housemother. I t is so easy to take our personal troubles to T h e alumnae have been of great assistance at our teas and afternoon
her—and how much that means to us!
I must t e l l you of our new home, that is, I should say our newly
Our usual hilarious and j o y f u l meeting after a summer's vacation adopted home, not wishing to give you an erroneous impression. I t
was saddened when Grace Gantz received word that her brother had is a fine o l d home w i t h spacious living-rooms and the cleverest pos-
sible little nooks i n which to improvise unexpected "cosy corners."
been severely i n j u r e d in a train accident. Dorothy I w i g went w i t h Dark panelling and attractive archways give the entire place a most
effective appearance. T h e " t o w n g i r l s , " as we call our sisters o f
her to her home and returned the next morning. Grace feels that i t Minneapolis and St. Paul, did wonderful things with the draperies
is impossible f o r her to return to college. She came back f o r a f e w before college opened. On the whole, we are quite proud of the
results of our search f o r a house, although firm i n our hope that an-
days, and her sweet, unselfish bravery was lovely to see. other year may see T a u permanently situated i n its o w n home w i t h
a l l its wanderings at an end. Temporary places are so unsatis-
I presume you are a l l as interested i n k n i t t i n g as we are. One can- factory. We feel the need of a place we can truly call our own,
not step into the house without seeing knitting bags on the backs of "where the wicked (meaning landladies, et cetera) cease f r o m troub-
ling and the weary are at rest." So much f o r our hopes. I must
the chairs, on top of the piano, or on the mantlepiece. Our meetings tell you that Kappa Kappa Gamma and Delta Delta Delta are our

are a combination of business and knitting. Some of the girls have
become so proficient that they can k n i t , talk business, and pass judg-

ment on an insurance policy all at once.

I believe this is all the news this time. Rushing obscures every-
thing else. Best wishes f o r a successful and serviceable vear.

M A R Y L . C A L D W E L L , Chapter Editor.



Mabel Jackson, '15, who has been teaching in the Normal School at Los
Angeles, Cal-, has been taking work at the University of Illinois during the
summeT term. She will return to Los Angeles in the fall.


neighbors. We are out of "fraternity row" and among our sister America or France. A n d we f o u n d , instead, a community, sobered
Greeks at last.
and steadied by the changed conditions and filled w i t h a new k i n d

We have w i t h us at T a i l M a r y E l l e n Chase and Azalea L i n f i e l d . of enthusiasm, a new feeling of loyalty and helpfulness that sur-

Azalea we have adopted as our own w i t h an expression o f condolence passes f a r the o l d college spirit we loved to praise.

to the A l p h a Phi Chapter i n their loss. M a r y E l l e n as the editor o f T h e work of the Red Cross and war relief has entered every

this publication needs no f u r t h e r introduction. We are genuinely activity. Even the big, jolly, middy party that Women's League gives

proud of her, and talk of her recently published book with just the the freshmen each f a l l featured this year attractive booths, f r o m

proper ( ? ) shade of braggadocio. K n o w i n g M a r y E l l e n you w i l l which t r i m little white-gowned nurses gave out bundles and bundles

pardon us. We are very g r a t e f u l to the University of Minnesota f o r of grey yarn, and knitting needles by the hundreds, or instructed

possessing an English Department which could attract her to T a u . would-be helpers i n other kinds of work to be done f o r the soldiers.

Lest you suspect me o f t r y i n g to soothe our editor's anxiety as to I t was Red Cross work that furnished our dean of women her topic

whether my letter w o u l d be late as usual, E l l cease this eulogy. B u t , i n the biggest Y . W . C . A . meeting Syracuse has had this year; i t was

as Galileo said, " i t is true, anyway." the economy war is teaching that induced the women of the university

War time at Minnesota has occasioned decided changes i n the social to give up f o r the present a l l i n f o r m a l living-center dances, and to

atmosphere. Formal parties, o f course, are taboo. Everyone knits approve the plans for the simplification to a remarkable extent of the

for the Red Cross with utmost zeal. War service for university senior ball that has always been the big social event of the year. Our

women, organized through the Minnesota Division of the Women's f o o t b a l l games this f a l l have been played w i t h soldiers and attended

Committee of the Council of National Defense, will predominate by them i n splendid f a s h i o n ; our chapter social service has taken the

over less serious activities. T a u Chapter has pledged itself to co- f o r m of the support o f one o f the Armenian babies the war has

operate i n these activities to the utmost o f the abilities of each of brought to the point of starvation; even rushing parties have become

its individual members. intermingled now and then with Red Cross ideas, and international-

W i t h our very best good wishes to you a l l . ism, and the costumes o f other peoples—for which helps the rushing

M U R I E L F A I R B A N K S , Chapter Editor. committee is very g r a t e f u l , and indeed the whole chapter as w e l l , as

we think o f the ten clear girls who have pledged themselves to uphold

CHI—SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY the standards of Alpha Omicron Pi.

CHAPTER ROLL We are so sorry, dear sisters, that some of us d i d not meet some of

Mary Adams, '19 Reva Snyder, '19 you, as we had hoped to do last June, and we send to you, over the
Greta Ames, '19 Ethel Williams, '20
Lillian Battenfeld, '18 Mildred Wright, '20 country, the love of Chi Chapter, to which we add the wish, most
Irene Becker, '19 Elisabeth Zinimer, '20
Frances Carter, '18 sincere, that convention may b r i n g us together at Kappa's home
Eleanor Cullivan, '20 Pledges
Ethel Farrington, '18 before the year has finished.
Florence Hughes, '18 Greta Coe, '21
Nora Knight, '20 Kathlyn Gilcher, '20 F R A N C E S C A R T E R , Chapter Editor.
Ina Miller, '19 Marion Jones, '21
Clarita Moore, '19 Esther Koon, '20 ALUMN/E NEWS
Laura Moore, '19 Margaret Kreisel, '21
Bertha Muckey, '18 Ruth Maloney, '21 GENERAL
Edith Rauch, '18 Gertrude Marks, '21
Gertrude Maxson, '20 Tess Maxwell Zimmerman, '13, visited us for a day or two before starting
Marcia Rosbrook, '21 for Mississippi to join her husband, whom she hopes to accompany to England
Edna Williams, '21 or France or wherever the war may call for one more doctor.

A tremendous amount of fortitude and optimism we needed this All our seniors of last year are teaching in the schools of New York or
f a l l to b r i n g us back i n good spirits to a college we expected to find New Jersey.
saddened by a w o r l d calamity, and weakened by the loss o f its many
professors and students who are wearing khaki now somewhere i n MARRIAGES

Martha Sargent, '15, to Ralph Sheals, S. U . '17, June, 1917. They are living
in Sandy Creek, N . Y.

M . Ruth Guthrie ex-'17, to Wynne B. Woodruff, 2 B '17, September 5th
And Ruth, too, has followed the example of so many of our married sisters,
and gone away from Syracuse to live.



Where is your chapter roll, Nu Kappa? Lura Halleck, '18 CHAPTER ROLL
Shirley Armstrong, '19
Dear A O I I ' s : Beatrice Coombs, '19 Mae Shumaker, '20
Vivian Day, '19 Margaret Day, '20
A f t e r summers spent in various ways, nearly every one of us is back Helen Duncan, '19 , Lelah Whitted, '20
in school again, and mostly happy. Pledge day has long since passed Doris Shumaker, '19 Lelah Baker, '20
and our family has increased in freshmen—six! O f course they are Pauline Cox '19 Mildred Begeneau, '20
prizes. They are Elizabeth Cummings and Dorothy Miller, I I i l l s - Mary Duncan, '20
horo, Texas; Jewel Hammond, Nacadoches, and Sallifield Mason, Ethel Bender, '21 Irene Ryan, '20
Bessie Lee Chapman and Elizabeth Burgess of Dallas. We also have Goldiebelle Biggs, '21
a 1915 g i r l back again, Martha Smith, who has been to Westhampton Frances Duncan, '21 Pledges
i n V i r g i n i a . We are the proud possessors o f three real alumnae.
Margaret Vaughan, Louise Wadsworth, and Lucinda Smith gradu- Mildred Douglas, '21
ated this past year. Lurinda is staying home being "a sunbeam i n Ilildred Oliver, '21
the house" as she puts it, while Margaret is now stationed in F o r t Madeline Snoddy, '21
Worth, Texas, doing V. W. C. A. work, after doing "recreational"
work this summer at the different canning Clubs that met in Texas. Dear Alpha 0 Sisters:
T h e writer is another N u Kappaite, who has a "position" as she and We all join in sending you greetings for this new college year.
Margaret Vaughan appellate their work, the latter "position" being
that of director of Summit playpark. one of the two largest and best Now our work once more begins after a vacation spent in f u n and
equipped playparks in Dallas. good times. However, as much as we love to have a good time and
be free f r o m worry over studies, I am sure there was not one o f us
We have had two weddings in the family since the May numbers who did not welcome the return to college.
of T o D R A G M A . Nelle Harris of Frederick, Oklahoma, ex-'19, be-
came the w i f e of Thetis W . Emenhauser of Oklahoma in June, and Indiana University opened on Monday, September 17th, but we
Louise Wadsworth, ' 17, was married to Prof. C. F . Zeek, a graduate were allowed to return on the Wednesday before to prepare for rush-
o f O x f o r d and of Grenoble, first being a 4» B K f r o m T u l a n e U n i - ing. We began rushing on Monday and what a lovely, enjoyable,
versity. H e is also a 5 X , Louise was, by the way, elected one o f busy time we had! The girls we entertained were all very charming.
the members of the local p e t i t i o n i n g 4> B K a n d has spent a year i n O f these we have pledged six.
Paris and i n traveling i n Europe. She and M r . Zeek, who is French
professor at Southern Methodist University, speak about as much Our college this year has five hundred less boys than last year
French together as they do English. although the number of girls has remained the same. The men i n
the classrooms are conspicuous by their absence. There are seldom
Margaret Bonner Bentley spent the summer in Battle Creek on more than two in any class!
account of Mr. Bentley's health.
Lately we have a l l been very busy selling things. Have any of
I must tell you of our late investments. We have a tall Mahogany you not yet become Red Cross members? O r perhaps you'll buy a
floor lamp, a new wicker desk, and a chair, and since yesterday—a tag at any price you'll give? T h e money f r o m these tags is to bring
Liberty Loan Bond! The furniture makes the room look very nice Christmas cheer and g i f t s to the Indiana University soldier boys.
and the B o n d make us feel i t . Pauline Cox was the captain of one team selling Red Cross member-
ships, and she succeeded in selling the first ten. We are a l l proud
Perhaps there w i l l be more gossip in the next letter. Best wishes of the number her team sold. From the sale of the tags $150 was
to all the chapters. raised. W e t h i n k that is splendid! T h e enthusiasm was so great
that in one boarding club the men threatened to throw out one boy
G E N E V I E V E G R O C E , Chapter Editor. who refused to buy a tag.
P. S. W e a l l know how Mary E l l e n Chase looks!
Saturday, the 29th, Indiana had its first f o o t b a l l game w i t h Frank-
lin College. The freshman-sophomore scrap took place before the
game. The scrap took the f o r m of a tug-of-war over a huge push-
ball. T h e winner was the class who got the ball across its opponent's
line. T h e freshmen w o n . there being five of them to one sophomore.
They started the ball and never stopped until they crossed the line.


There were no accidents, also no excitement! The football game was f r o m De Pauw, who now lives in Milwaukee, was also here f o r a
also lacking i n excitement because i t was so uneven a match. Indiana
won 52 to 0. few days and presented Eta with a lovely mahogany hall table and

mirror. I t really is our most elegant possession, and we want you

There are fifteen girls i n the house this year. Every evening some all to know how much we really appreciate Mrs. Dormer's g i f t .
of us gather around the grate w i t h our sewing or k n i t t i n g and ukuleles
and work and sing until study hours. Our new house is i n the center of the f r a t e r n i t y neighborhood. C h i

Omega is the only sorority near us. They are right up the street.

T h i s coming F r i d a y we are going to give a party f o r some girls N e x t door and right across and behind us are the A l p h a Delt's. C h i
that we like very much. We are a l l expecting to have a lovely time.
Psi's, Sigma Nu's, Alpha T a u Omicron's, Psi U's, Theta Delt's, Phi

T h e weather here is grand, and the campus i n its autumn dress is Gam's, and Delta Kappa Epsilon's. Even i f the breezes are pretty
gorgeous. These snappy f a l l mornings make us want to do our very
best. A n d so under such favorable conditions we are starting this stiff in the winter time because we are at the lake f r o n t , we love i t .
year w i t h high hopes.
I t was great f u n selecting the f u r n i t u r e . H o w we ever got i t we

do not know. I t just came. We even have a wonderful baby grand

Beta P h i sends her love and best wishes to you a l l . piano and an elegant davenport. O u r color scheme is fundamentally

M I L D R E D B E G E N E A U , Chapter Editor. old blue, with now and then a dash of old rose, which harmonizes

splendidly w i t h the mahogany. W e a l l came back a week before

ETA—UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN college started to make our own draperies and the like. We worked

CHAPTER ROLL hard, but i t was worth it.

Helene Bowersox-4 Marion McCabe-2 Mary Fowler won the silver loving-cup in the track meet last
Margaret Melaas-3
Dorothy Bassett-2 Clara Nchrlick-3 spring. We are mighty proud of her for i t . Several of our girls
Eddina Douma-3 Avis Peters-4
Winifred Inglis-4 Margaret Pickett-4 have made swimming honors and various teams. They are going out
Elizabeth Pruett-4
Karen FaUc-3 Ruth Tufts-4 strong f o r bowling this year. Intersorority games commence very
Mary Fowler-2
Julia Johnson-4 soon. W e were not i n the contest last year. O u r first game is w i t h

Kappa Kappa Gamma and although they won last year, we expect

Six new pledges are the proudest o f our possessions this f a l l . O u r to put up a stiff fight.
new house and its lovely furnishings mean a great deal but in having
these new girls we feel extremely fortunate. They are Garnet K l e - But the great news is still unrevealed. Eta leads in scholarship
ven, Irene Folckemer, Ruth Ingebretson, Lydia Lacey, Grace Putnam,
and Marguerite Gooding, most of them Wisconsin girls. at Wisconsin. We made the highest average of any fraternity or

sorority i n c l u d i n g the social and professional ones. T h e competition

f o r this honor is very keen here. Kappa A l p h a Theta held it last

Garnet K l e v e n is a j u n i o r and a former student i n the school. She year. T o keep i t is what we are working for now.
is now one of the two editors of the woman's page of our daily paper,
The Cardinal, and also very prominent i n other activities. Irene The great liberty loan campaign has just closed. O u r girls have
Folckemer is f r o m Rockford College and a wonderfully strong girl.
She too is a junior. R u t h Ingebretson comes f r o m Whitewater taken out $1,200 in bonds. Conservation is our motto this year. I f
N o r m a l . W e have to c a l l her an adult special now although she
w i l l be here f o u r years. " R e g a l " is the one adjective to apply \o our plans materialize, every Saturday afternoon we are all going to
Ruth. Lydia Lacey and Grace Putnam are both freshmen f r o m
Madison H i g h School. Lydia was salutatorian of her class last year work and donate the money to a common liberty loan f u n d . Some
and she is going to keep up her fine work. W e expect great things
f r o m Grace i n activities. Marguerite Gooding comes f r o m G r a f t o n of the girls have work caring f o r children, others are advertising f o r
H a l l , a freshman too, and we are going to watch her do things.
department stores, and so on. A l l our parties w i l l only be i n f o r m a l

little dances at the house.

Fraternally, Editor.
E L I Z A B E T H P R U E T T , Chapter


M a r i o n Abele f r o m Rho was here w i t h us d u r i n g rushing. N o t Mary Danielson, '18 CHAPTER ROLL
only did we enjoy her visit, but appreciate to the utmost her many
h e l p f u l suggestions and h a r d work. M r s . Dormer, an A O IT alumna Martha Johnson, '18 Irene Abrahamson, '18
Ruby Hodgskiss, 'l8 Myrtle Kuhns, '18
Alice McCone, '18


Blanche Border, '18 Doris Ingram, »ig NU OMICRON—VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
Harriet Arneson, '18 Mary Miiligan, '20
Minnie Ellen Marquis, '20 Marcy Angell, '20 Faith Clarke, '20 Mary John Overall, '20
Lynnie Chattin, '19 Leila Linfield, '20
Etta Norcutt, '19 Helen Rose, '20 Mary D. Houston, '18 Natalie Overall, '20
Etta Haynes, '19 Hyacinth Rowley, '20 Katrina Overall, '18 Ellenua Webb, '18
Dear Alpha O's:
Greetings, sister chapters one and a l l ! W e hope you are as glad
We've only been back at Montana State College a "wee little, to see us here as we are to be here. W e also hope you are going to
short" while, f o r college d i d n ' t open t i l l October 1st, and then, just as be very proud of your chapter at Vanderbilt. We are i n our infancy
soon as we came, the chancellor sent w o r d that "rushing" was to be a and have lots to learn as yet—green but g r o w i n g . B y the way, allow
war measure this year, and that pledge day must be very soon—some- us to t e l l you how g l a d we were to see the calendar i n the September
time during the first month. There! do you wonder that I can't think number of T o D R A G M A . W e t h i n k i t is fine, and it is certainly help-
of anything but rushing? I t ' s rush to classes, rush home, find a ing us.
freshman, and rush her off some place i n a vain attempt to get really
acquainted. For freshman are so baffling! V a n d e r b i l t opened on October 1st w i t h very respectable freshman
and sophomore classes, but the two upperclasses have suffered dread-
Tonight we are giving a progressive dinner party. We're going f u l l y f r o m the war. However, we suppose the conditions are just
to M r s . Schoppe's f o r the first course, Leila's f o r second, and down about the same i n every university and college. T h e coeds are going
town to the Bungalow for dessert. It's only a simple little three- to have a more prominent part than ever in college activities this year,
course dinner, you see, f o r we are heeding the advice to keep our and "our girls" are doing their part. Ellenua Webb is president of
rushing simple. Y. W . C. A., K a t r i n a Overall is a member of the Cabinet. T h e presi-
dent of Panhellenic this year is also an Alpha Omicron Pi. One of
There hasn't been much time f o r things to happen yet, so there our girls hopes to make the varsity basketball team, and another w i l l
isn't so very much news to t e l l . But Azalea L i n f i e l d has gone to work for a good place in the Dramatic Club again. A t this writing,
Minnesota this year and is staying w i t h the girls of T a u Chapter. college is only a week old, and we cannot tell you nearly a l l the things
She writes tempting letters about their new house and her room, with we intend to do.
a fireplace " a l l to herself."
Also, we are sorry our chapter r o l l appears to be so small, but looks
T h e n Alice McCone was sent as a delegate to a Phi U p s i l o n O m i - are sometimes deceiving. We have a last year's pledge, who was
cron convention i n Minneapolis and made us a l l homesick when she forced to leave college on account of i l l health, back w i t h us this
came back and t o l d us that she'd seen Miss Chase. For Miss Chase year, and she w i l l be initiated at the end of the first term. T h e n we
is our fairy-godmother and last year we had her all to ourselves, have two girls, one a transfer f r o m Omicron and one an o l d N u O m i -
and now she's gone and we want her back. cron g i r l , who are at George Peabody College across the pike. I t
looks exceedingly suspicious f o r girls to desert literary courses at the
Goodness!! it's starting to rain. Our party tonight!! university f o r the Home Economics Department at Peabody, but girls
Love from Alpha Phi. w i l l be g i r l s ! So add to the chapter call and the three explanations,
several very interested alumnae and some fine freshmen i n prospect,
F T T A V . N O R C U T T , Chapter Editor. and we are not nearly so bad off as you m i g h t t h i n k .

ALUMN^F. NEWS Panhellenic allowed us one summer rushing-party, and we gave a
most attractive progressive week-end house party. I t was f r o m a
GENERAL Saturday noon to Monday noon and included every thing from a
matinee party and lovely meals and good times with just the girls, to
Erma Lessel, '16, is taking chemistry at Columbia University this year. a gipsy tea with men invited—seven miles f r o m town and a return
Grace Mclver, '17, is stenographer for Attorney R. M. Armour in Great in the cars by moonlight. Beside personal dates during October we
Falls, Mont. were allowed one big affair, and ours took the f o r m of a nutting party
Mary Kretlow. '17, is teaching home science in the East Helena High School. out on a big f a r m . W e drove out i n cars, built a big fire, and really
had a most enjoyable time, spending a whole afternoon. We w i l l

On August 29th, Ruth Noble, '17, was married to Elmer E. Dawson. They
are at home at 315 n t h St., Great Falls, Mont.



tell you the results of our "spiking day" i n the next issue. Please ALUMNAE CHAPTER LETTERS
excuse us i f we have r u n on too long, but we really haven't t o l d you
half, yet. Just remember this though, i f any of our sisters should NEW YORK ALUMNA
ever come to Nashville, their newest chapter w i l l give them a hearty Since the last letter, the New York Alumnae Chapter has held two
welcome. meetings. T h e first of these meetings, which was largely attended,
was i n the f o r m o f a supper. We were especially g l a d to see Eliza-
K A T R I N A O V E R A L L , Chapter Editor. beth Moss and Edith Ives, who had an interesting story to tell of
how they happened to be there. I t was due to a chance meeting w i t h
Claire Graeffe, one of the supper hostesses. She was lunching at a
New Y o r k hotel on the Saturday before the meeting, where she iden-
tified Elizabeth and Edith by their pins, and urged them to come to
the supper. A t the second meeting, officers f o r the coming year were

We are hoping to do much this year. We shall probably be able
to again use the N u chapter-room i n the N e w Y o r k University L a w
School. We shall keep on with our social meetings, and perhaps do
some outside charitable or war-time work. W i l l anyone coming to
New York send her name and address to our secretary, Eva Marty,
601 West 127th Street, New York City.

DAISY GAUS, President.


San Francisco Alumna' was proud to initiate into membership Ruth
Langelier ( M r s . W. F . ) , Iota '13, and Ethel Moroney, Sigma '17, at
the September meeting held on the first at the Berkeley chapter-house
w i t h Grace Weeks acting as hostess. Nineteen g i r l s were present.
Plans f o r Red Cross work were discussed, but no definite conclusion
was reached as most of the girls are already doing Red Cross work
on their own initiative. A n hour of chatter, gayety, and "eats" fol-
lowed the business meeting, and i t was time to go home much too
soon. Our meetings are exceptionally interesting, f o r San Francisco
Alumnae is so fortunately situated as to have a large number of girls
l i v i n g near so that at every meeting there is a personnel of a different
character f r o m a l l the others. I t w o u l d be perfect i f a l l the mem-
bers could be present at every meeting, but as this is impossible i t is
d e l i g h t f u l to consider each group as unique. W e occupy a somewhat
different position f r o m that of older sister to the active chapter at
Berkeley. I should rather say we were the affectionate and proud
brother to a charming and b e a u t i f u l young sister, f o r we watch w i t h
a very lively but detached interest the progress and triumphs of this
captivating exponent of femininity.

A goodly number of alumnae were present at the initation and ban-
quet of Sigma Chapter on September 15th, and we felt a thrill of
pride as we watched the twelve fine freshmen take the first step in


the sisterhood of Alpha O . I could not help wondering i f the fresh- note of a l l our actions, so that w i t h the constant enlarging of the cir-
men had any realization of the exceptional opportunity offered them
to fit themselves for the more exacting world outside the environment cle the whole w o r l d may be embraced, and s t r i f e and anger be
of college. They w i l l receive that rarest of disciplines: the necessity
for many girls of widely varying temperaments to strive together to- consumed!
ward a common ideal. What a w o n d e r f u l thing it w o u l d he were i t
possible f o r the college girl and the older g i r l who has put her col- Yours fraternally,
lege training to the test to know each other more intimately, and of
what benefit it w o u l d be to each! M A U D E E. C . C O V E L L , Editor.

P E A R L L . P I E R C E , Chapter Editor. BOSTON ALUMNiE

PROVIDENCE ALUMN-ffi Somehow, the winter hasn't really begun u n t i l the first alumnae
meeting has been attended. T h e Boston chapter started i n earnest
Dear Sisters in Alpha 0micron Pi: last Saturday, October 4th, under the splendid hospitality of our dear
Blanche Hooper, who swung open her house to us and had a cheery
Our chapter has not yet gotten together f o r this year, and I have open fire to greet us. I t was so good to be together a f t e r the summer
seen but t w o of the g i r l s a l l summer, and those only f o r a moment, so interlude, and tongues never wagged faster, f o r each person was
that chapter news is impossible. The Women's College in Brown telling the news and experiences since the last meeting. We missed
University, of which most of us are alumna1, is to hold its t w e n t y - f i f t h some f a m i l i a r faces, and we trust these busy war duties w i l l not keep
anniversary on the twentieth of this month, and I hope to have Daza any member away f r o m A O TI meetings. B r i n g the work along.
Mowry Drury, a classmate and one of our members, residing i n Fitch-
burg, Massachusetts, to spend the week-end w i t h me at that time, and I t was a surprise to see D o r a Thayer M i n e r , and to hear about her
incidentally we hope that it w i l l be possible to get the chapter together little daughter, Jane. I hope it doesn't sound too "gossipy," and we
for our opening meeting. O f course we are always busy, but the war hope the other chapters will pardon the personal trend in this letter,
has proven that none is so busy but that she can do a bit more, and but perhaps by mentioning what the various members are doing,
most o f us are doing our " b i t . " I hope there isn't a g i r l i n A l p h a O there may be other A O I I sisters interested along the same lines, and
who can say that she has has done absolutely nothing f o r the great it may help to make us better acquainted, although distance prevents
cause. Many. I know, are working their fingers off i n Red Cross personal interviews. Esther Ladd was busy knitting and when asked
work, and those that cannot do that are paying their dues to help i n what her occupation might be replied, " S t i l l teaching L a t i n i n M e d -
that way. The housewives, I trust, are all showing their Food Con- f o r d H i g h School." Gladys Graves Wales, Ethel Davis, Genevieve
servation card " i n the f r o n t w i n d o w " as M r . Hoover requests us to, Fosdick, Genevieve Haven, and Clara Russell were present. We are
and are doing a l l in their power to feed the allies. T h i s is the time glad to have Annette Macknight "on the H i l l , " taking her A . M . in
when college women are to show what the college education really English. M i l d r e d Simpson is making a l l the necessary stitches
stands f o r , and to help educate those about them who so sadly need appropriate to engaged girls. Jane Rextrow tells us that her interests
to be educated. M a n y o f you are situated as I am, i n close touch are now turning f r o m the Telephone Supervisor's duties to those of
w i t h women who settle back and say, " I am not i n sympathy w i t h this home-making. Lucky m a n ! Edna Woodbury was present. She has
war," and therefore refuse to do anything! W h o of us is " i n sym- charge of the Children's Library i n Somerville, Massachusetts. Alice
pathy w i t h this w a r " or any other w a r ! Yet it is f o r a l l o f us to help Spear, who is secretary of the N o r f o l k School of Religious Education,
w i n as long as we are i n i t , and I feel confident that a l l of the women t o l d of her t r i p to N e w Y o r k State, where she visited E m i l y Eveleth,
of the fraternity, wherever they are, whether undergraduates or alum- and enjoyed the hospitality of the Syracuse and Cornell girls at their
na2, are doing as much as i n them lies to f u r t h e r the cause of justice tea given in Utica. H o w are the napkins? We congratulate Cornell
and right, as l a i d d o w n by the rule o f democracy. chapter upon its new home! W h y not send us a picture i n T o
D R A G M A ? I f any A O n reads the Curtis Publishing Co., issues,
God speed the time when the peace that passeth all understanding it might be of interest to know, that Genevieve Fosdick is in the
shall be so implanted i n our hearts that war w i l l be an impossibility- Advertising Department of the Boston office. One of our recent
May charity, or love (whichever version you prefer) become the key- alumnae, Helen Rowe, was present and we are pleased to learn that
she is cataloguer at the T u f t s College L i b r a r y .


We feel so fortunate to have Helen H e n r y at our meetings and we ducing the students and faculty to M r s . Stewart. T h a t evening she
realize what splendid work she is doing at the Women's I n d u s t r i a l
Union in Boston. She told us that our dear Caroline Fraser P u l l i n g took part in an initiation ceremony, and that same night left f o r the
has been made Business Manager of T o DRAGMA. We wish to thank
Mrs. Schoppe f o r her fine and efficient work, and also would say that Maine chapter. We only wish we might have had her longer. What-
we feel that what she has started w i l l be most successfully carried on
and developed by Mrs. Pulling. Congratulations, Caroline, from ever or wherever her interest, may she always be as successful as she
your o l d sisters at D e l t a ! Charlotte Lowell, who is teaching com-
mercial subjects at Woburn H i g h School, was another busy knitter. is i n her present capacity as President of A l p h a Omicron P i .
We were glad to have Gertrude Symmes Nash, Isabelle Combs
Healey, and Florence Walker Cannel w i t h us. Isn't it about time Girls, who graduated last year, don't forget to j o i n the nearest
for a Delta party f o r A O n daughters.
alumnae chapter. I t ' s so easy to continue an interest—but so h a r d to
Monica Pipe, w i t h her usual charm, presided over this first meeting, rekindle it, after a year or more of separation!
in the absence of the president. Marion Rich, whom we missed very
much. E T T A P H I L L I P S M A C P H I E , Chapter Editor.

No doubt there are many A O IPs who have friends in this a w f u l LOS ANGELES ALUMN2E
war. L e t us a l l remember, i f we live near a t r a i n i n g camp or can-
tonment, that perhaps we might make the l i f e of some A O IPs f r i e n d , Doesn't i t seem good to get together again a f t e r an absence o f two
a little more cheery by a letter, a g i f t , or an invitation to our homes. or three months?
Mrs. E . I . Mac Phie lives in Lowell, seven miles f r o m the Ayer
Camp Denvens, and i f she can be of any assistance to any g i r l , i n We had our first meeting of the year yesterday, October 27th, at
either entertaining her or an enlisted man, please feel free to go to Hazel Crabill's. I think we are going to have a very good atten-
her any time. H e r address is 49 Daniels Street, T e l . 2925-W. dance this year, and I know we w i l l have a good time.
Pauline Gardner Donnell's husband is a first lieutenant i n U." S.
Signal Corps at Mammoth, New Jersey. Eva Fulton Mellish is with Mrs. Sutherland, a former Illinois A O n , was with us yesterday
her husband in the South, where he is an engineer at a cantonment. and we hope she w i l l be a permanent addition to our ranks.
W i l l i a m Marbsby, T u f t s '11, to whom Jane Rextron is engaged, is
at Plattsburg. E d i t h Vande Bogert's husband is a first lieutenant i n She gave us several h e l p f u l suggestions, as to where our chapter
a N e w Y o r k company. Kmiley Eveleth's fiance is stationed at Camp might do a great deal of good this year.
D evens.
I t seems that the enthusiasm f o r k n i t t i n g and Red Cross work is
Catherine Stebbins Stevens named her baby f o r Monica Pipe. D r . causing the neglect of Los Angeles' needy ones. So we have decided
Stevens has gone to France. Eleanore Bisbee has two small parishes to do all that we can to keep a few of them out of their dire straits,
i n Ohio. She was ordained October 20th at Worcester, Massachu- and to do our Red Cross work i n d i v i d u a l l y , rather than as a chapter.
setts. W e wish her success i n her work.
So at our November meeting, we are each to appear w i t h a suit
They say the best always comes last, and I can report that M r s . case of clothing or be considered "slackers."
Stewart has been our guest. H e r arrival was rather unexpected, but
oh, so welcome! We a l l were so anxious to know our President, who May Gordon offered to take the whole donation down to one of the
has done so much to organize and strengthen A O I I . H e r time here settlement districts, where it can be distributed to those who are most
was short, and so filled w i t h business of visiting chapter-rooms, meet- in need of i t .
ing the g i r l s and f a c u l t y , that we had l i t t l e time to entertain as we
w o u l d have liked. H e r visit gave us a great inspiration and we trust We have planned to raise our Christmas money by means of a box,
our improvement may show to her our sincerity. On October 13th, this year, i n which each g i r l may drop her " b i t . " I t seems that
i n Packard H a l l , the active and alumnae chapters gave a tea, intro- benfit card parties and entertainments are being rather overdone so
we thought the box would be a good method of collecting money.

We missed some of our girls at this meeting who were i n the
habit o f attending regularly last year, and want them to be w i t h us
in November.

T h i s w i l l be a busy year f o r everybody, and we w i l l need the help
of every A O IT i n Los Angeles, so please come to the next meeting
armed w i t h a thimble, as we have some sewing to do.

Now f o r the last bit of information. We have a new baby in our
midst since the last letter; little John Wallace Graham. Even i f


he can never be an A O n , we hope he w i l l accompany his mother, A l v i n a Zumwinkle is i n New York City this year taking postgradu-
as he is such a dear l i t t l e f e l l o w and we a l l want a peek at h i m .
ate work i n Columbia University.
J E S S M C K E N N A , Chapter Editor.
Annie Jones spent the last week i n October visiting L i l a LeGore
LINCOLN ALUMNA Ritchie at McCook. Maude Pierce Logan and her husband spent

The members of the Lincoln Alumna; Chapter have been very busy part of September i n New Orleans, Louisiana.
since you last heard f r o m them doing their bit f o r Uncle Sam.
Elsie F o r d Piper is spending this year i n postgraduate study at
Early in the summer a school for women who wished instruction in Leland S t a n f o r d University. She is l i v i n g at the A l p h a O house, and
motor-driving was organized. Those who were w i l l i n g to use their
cars i n government work entered this school. Luree Beaumont, writes enthusiastic letters about the girls and her work out there.
Helen and Elsie Fitzgerald, and Zu Campbell completed the course.
They are called upon frequently to aid by using their cars in Red We all enjoyed the visit of our Grand President very much, and
Cross and war work. we are in hopes that she w i l l plan to visit us again on her way home,

Annie Jones, Edna Harpham, and Lauree Beaumont took a course for this visit was too brief. Annie Jones and Emma Beckman were
in first aid.
hostesses at a tea i n her honor at Annie's home, to which both active
Elsie Fitzgerald was chairman f o r Nebraska, o f the Navy League and alumna; girls were invited.
k n i t t i n g . She assisted i n organizing k n i t t i n g units over the state, and
packed and sent into Washington thousands of sweaters and wristers We are a l l delighted to know that Mary Ellen Chase w i l l continue
made by the these units.
to be the editor of T o D R A G M A . She has surely made i t a most
Emma Bennett Beckman is one of the instructors in making surgi- worth-while magazine and deserves our hearty support.
cal dressings at the local Red Cross headquarters.
Helen Piper Hagenbuch left Cleveland the middle of August with
all preparations made to spend three years in Petrograd, Russia, where CHICAGO ALUMN2E
her husband, D r . Hagenbuch, has been appointed national physical
director of Russian Y. M . C. A.'s. They were to sail from San The Chicago Alumna; Chapter, owing to unavoidable circum-
Francisco September 15th, but before that date arrived conditions i n stances, has not held a meeting this f a l l . We cannot blame it on the
Russia had become such that no women were allowed to sail, and D r . war as we do the weather and sundry other things, nor can we accuse
Hagenbuch thought best to go into war work here. H e is now i n "the Germans" upon whom blame has fallen f o r every evil under the
charge of recreations at Camp Pike, Arkansas. Helen, after spend- sun. The f o u r t h Saturday o f every month has been appointed as our
ing a month i n Lincoln, joined her husband, and their present address meeting d a y ; the place is the College Club, and the time is luncheon
is 1822 Scott Street, L i t t l e Rock, Arkansas. time. The clubrooms are on the seventeenth floor of the Stevens
B u i l d i n g , and we shall be glad to welcome any transient or resident
Emma Schreiber Hunter is now living in Oakland, California, A O n girls.
where her husband is superintendent of schools. Her address is
Apartment 407, 2201 Harrison Bouelvard. We expect to be together on October 27th at the Panhellenic
luncheon, which w i l l be held at the Edgewater Beach Hotel. A f t e r -
Edna Damon Keeler of Mason City, Iowa, spent one day in August ward we plan to go to Marion Abele's f o r a short meeting. Our guest
w i t h the Piper girls. T h i s was the first time Edna has been in at this meeting w i l l be Anna Many of New Orleans, and we are a l l
L i n c o l n since 1904 when she was a freshman i n the university, and looking f o r w a r d to welcoming her to Chicago. She is here as the
her visit was too brief. Alpha O delegate to the National Panhellenic Congress.

Grace Gannon and Gizela Birkner spent their summer vacations in We send greetings to our sister chapters, and wish them success i n
Lincoln. Both returned to their former positions in September, the undertakings of this, the busiest year we shall ever know.
Grace to Nebraska City and Gizela to Creston, Iowa. Edna Spears
is teaching again in the Omaha H i g h School after spending her vaca- M A B E L C. W A L L A C E , Chapter President.
tion with her parents in Lincoln.

I n spite o f the fact that many of our members have been unable
to meet w i t h us f o r various reasons, we have continued our meetings
regularly and feel that we are becoming a stronger chapter a l l the


time. We are making every effort posible to reach a l l the Alpha O There were songs, laughter, overflowing good spirit, and a l l went
girls who have recently come to this city f o r residence, or who live
near enough to attend our meetings and j o i n us i n active work to do merry as a .
our best f o r A O IT. As a result we have five new members, one of
whom, W i l k i e Hughes, is the first to come to us f r o m our new Beta But hush! h a r k ! a deep sound strikes as a rising k n e l l !
Phi Chapter at Indiana University. Needless to mention, we are
more than g l a d to welcome her, as we are anxious to get in close What are Anna, Innes, and Bess L y o n doing w i t h that l i t t l e table
touch with our new sisters at Indiana University.
and dinner bell over there? Listen! They say they offer counsel to

those approaching the state of matrimony. " W e d d i n g bells, wedding

bells, wedding bells! Three blithesome, buxom, bonnie, blissful,

Our last meeting was an unusually pleasant one as we were enter- beautiful brides!
tained by one of the new members, Esther Canaday, at Fortville, "Ding dong, ding dong, ding dong!"
Indiana. The afternoon was spent in sewing for the Red Cross, and Behold them do! a l l three." But what is that on the table, and
the girls are giving an enthusiastic response to the call sent to us to
do our " b i t " i n Red Cross and War Relief circles. This work is to why the sword, the flags, the lieutenant's cap and pistol, those pon-
be continued a l l winter and we are a l l happy to know that we can derous books now w o r k is over? Come, see the story u n f o l d as Bess
help along these lines. Lyon (Mrs. Cox) furnishes the brain, Anna Many the voice, Innes

Morris the good looks and the gestures according to the manner of

Indianapolis Alumna? wishes you all a happy and prosperous winter. the most advanced futurists.

T h e first is simple and v i v i d enough—patriotism, lieutenant, intel-

BERNICE MITCHELL, Secretary. lectual career abandoned; brides small, small, small, grooms tall,

NEW ORLEANS A L U M N A tall, tall. But Jennie and Clara Lee are to have a double wedding,
pray, how is Innes to do that? H o w can one Innes be both Jennie
I n midsummer when the chapter members are scattered to the four and Clara Lee? Can one plus zero equal two? A h ! nothing is
comers of the earth, when the thermometer registers ninety-five de- impossible to f u t u r i s t mathematics. N i m b l y , g r a c e f u l l y , veil floating
grees i n the shade, when intellectual activity of meagerest type re- f r o m her head, orange blossoms at her throat, trips Innes, dum-dum-
quires a Gargantuan effort, i t is no easy matter to compose an a l u m n a te-dumming Lohengrin down one imaginary aisle—(Jennie)—jumps
letter. Mental inertia and high temperature, fatal to life or vigor,
combine to produce a chronicle as stupid as the dog-days i n which it the space between and "dum, dum, te d u m " down the o t h e r — ( C l a r a
was penned. ' T i s almost a pity, then, that news this time is abundant,
since the consequence is necessarily an account abominably wearisome. Lee).

Looking back over the mad chaos o f college commencement, the This performance was the big event of the evening unless I add the
A O I I banquet stands out as a closing festivity, beautiful, inspiring.
T h e banquet was not elaborate or costly—on the contrary simple as ghost which we saw in passing the cemetery on our way home.
arrangements could make i t — b u t b e a u t i f u l because of the genuine
fervor, love, and enthusiasm that characterized it. I t was held on the A f e w days a f t e r the banquet, the final meeting of the alumna?
verandah of the Southern Yacht Club overlooking Lake Ponchartrain chapter was held at Mrs. Gillian's. The meeting took place here
on Tuesday, June 7th. There were in all forty-three present, the num- because of Georiga Belle, who having been seriously i n j u r e d i n an
ber including beside actives and New Orleans Alumna?, the chapter automobile accident at Thibodeaux, where she was teaching, was still
pledges, and Elizabeth Ayres of Omicron. Toasts to the seniors confined to her bed. Everyone w i l l be glad to know that she is now
(new alumna?), toasts to the chapter, toasts to the pledges, toasts to
the old alumna?, toasts to the room, toasts, toasts, toasts to every- rapidly recovering. The seven 1917 seniors: Rietta Garland, Jean
thing and everybody—and then to Lessie Madison, who, chapter
president and toastmistress. had left herself out of the program, unde- H i l l . Lessie Madison, Kathleen O ' N e i l l , M a r y Raymond, M i l d r e d
servedly as we recognized. Rosamond H i l l , therefore, t u r n i n g aside
f r o m her appointed toast, surprised Lessie in an impromptu expression Renshaw, and Mary Sumner, were formally welcomed into the alum-
of our gratitude for her good work and influence.
na? chapter where their sen-ices w i l l doubtless prove as valuable as

during their college life. Several matters of importance were discus-
sed, one of which was the new rule of Newcomb Panhellenic relative
to rushing. T h e alumna? resolved to use their influence t o w a r d making
effective the regulation abolishing all rushing not on the campus, and
toward creating among other alumna? a spirit opposed to rushing. I t
might prove of interest to know that the chapter has decided to make

the annual dues of each member include a subscription to T o D R A G M A ,

except i n the case where there is more than one alumna i n a f a m i l y .


84 TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI September 29th, was one of the best attended, and most enthusiastic

On Tuesday, June 12th, at eight o'clock occurred the actual double gatherings since our organization. Each one o f us came away i n -
wedding of Jane Cordill Snyder to M r . Egbert Savage, and Clara
Lee Snyder to Lieut. Peter Hamilton of the Washington Artillery. stilled w i t h an added spirit o f f e r v o r f o r A l p h a O's success.
I t was a beautiful ceremony which we witnessed w i t h eager interest
and affectionate humor, f o r Jennie and Clara Lee looked so small, The general program f o r the year was first discussed and a
small, small, and their respective husbands so very t a l l , t a l l , t a l l .
Jennie and Egbert left the next morning f o r Cincinnati which is to schedule of the monthly meetings made out.
be their home, Clara Lee and her lieutenant f o r the G u l f Coast. T h e
latter are at present in New Orleans to remain until Lieutenant Perhaps the most vital matter voted upon, was the continuance o f
H a m i l t o n is ordered away by the government.
our hospital charity work. I n our ardent desire to assist i n Red Cross
Since the wedding, there has been no unusual excitement f o r the
chapter, and no meeting except the annual summer gathering, which Service, we are too apt to neglect the needs o f the unfortunate i n our
this year was a moonlight boat-ride on Lake Ponchartrain.
very midst. However, Alpha O is determined not to overlook them!
Some of the alumna; have been taking courses at Tulane Summer
School, Dagmar Renshaw Le Breton, Solidelle Renshaw, Kathleen W i t h the rushing season so near at hand, we outlined plans f o r
O ' N e i l l , L i l l i a n Fortier, who at the close o f the term was awarded her
degree of B.A. i n education, and Lily Dupre f r o m Opelousas, assisting the active chapter in entertaining the prospective pledges.
To a l l appearances, Tau's most prosperous year lies before her;
Most of those i n New Orleans and not at summer school have been
engaged in Red Cross activities of various sorts, in knitting for sailors and it is our earnest desire to further greater cooperation with the
and the soldiers, and in services f o r the Woman's Committee of the
Council of N a t i o n a l Defense, such as preparing newspaper articles active chapter, and to make our alumnae organization an incentive
for the publicity committee, and helping with the registration of the
women of the city. and an inspiration to the active girls.
The work in the school f o r immigrants has not been neglected be-
cause o f these other interests. I n fact, added efforts have been made E L S A H . S T E I N M E T Z , Chapter Editor.
to encourage a sense o f ownership and responsibility among the i m m i -
grants for their adopted country, with the purpose of increasing true ALUMN.-E NEWS
patriotism in these critical times.
Rochelle Gachet has not announced the date o f her marriage to
Mr. Hubbard Eitts, owing to the present uncertain conditions. Mrs. TrafTortl Jayne has been traveling in the East for several months.
Hertha Marie Mrecket will leave soon for an extended visit with relatives in
Dr. Paul K i n g Rand, husband of Blythe White, is going to France Cincinnati, Ohio, and Buffalo, N . Y .
as pathologist w i t h the N e w Orleans Base H o s p i t a l U n i t N o . 24. We are happy to announce that Edith Goldsworthy, one of our sincerest

Mary Pierce ( M r s . W m . P. Bradburn) has a son. workers, is in Minneapolis again.

The New Orleans Alumna? extends its fraternal greetings and its Mr. ENGAGEMENTS
sincere wishes for a f a l l and winter untroubled and effective in service Helen and Mrs. William Pierce announce the engagement of their daughter,
to our country and our fraternity. Conn. Medberry, to Mr. Walter T . Munro of New York and New Haven,
The wedding will take place in October.
T H E O D O R A D . S U M N E R , Editor.
MINNEAPOLIS ALUMN2E I'hana Wernicke was married to Lieut. Richard Smith, on May 25th, 1917.
What a great impetus is a good beginning! Our first regular Lieutenant Smith is now stationed at the Vancouver Barracks, Vancouver,
meeting which was held at the home of Mrs. Arthur Pulling on Wash.

Edith Mitchell and Randall 'Poland were married in De Smet, S. D., on

June 20th, 1917.

The marriage of Millie Quail to Roy M. Moffitt took place July 21st, 1917.

Mr. and Mrs. Moffitt have made their home in Atlanta, G a .

Hello, dear friends. I t has been a long, long time since we have
written to you but we feel sure that your friendship will stand the
test and you have been i n our thoughts many times this summer.
We held a very delightful afternoon picnic at the Penobscot
Country Clubhouse in July in honor of Peggy Pillsbury Schoppe who
came up f r o m Bell fast f o r the occasion. There were sixteen eager


listeners to the description o f our new sisters and the chapter at unceasingly. O f course, representing, as i t d i d , the cream of univer-
Bozeman. You sound very fine, Alpha Phi, and we have a particu- sity training f r o m Maine to California, it was conducted on a trans-
lar interest in your future, since two of our members mothered you. cendental plane, something like this:

We hold no regular meetings in the summer but there were several " W e l l , and how is yours?" " O h , I've never had the slightest
small parties. Since so many Gamma girls are teaching, our numbers trouble!" " T w o teeth, you say?" "Yes, just beginning to pull her-
are greatly increased during the vacation period. self up." Is it any wonder that the few unmarried and babyless
contigent flattened themselves in a fringe against the wall and devoted
T h e September meeting was held at Jordans' Cottage, Lake themselves to knitting f o r the soldiers. W h y , Mabel H i l l s t r o m
Pushaw, and there were twelve girls i n attendance. Edith Jordan almost finished the left rear side of a sweater i n one afternoon, and
Lord, Ida Bean Sugden, and Florence McCloud took the crowd in if Susie Paige and Margery M i l l e r hadn't been honored guests, I ' m
automobiles f r o m Stillwater. There was a lovely open fire, a sponson afraid they wouldn't have managed to get a word i n edgewise.
canoe, the most "scrumptious" array of good things to eat and a
w o n d e r f u l f a l l day to make us happy. W h a t more could mortal de- We w i l l be kind enough to refrain f r o m giving you the menu o f
mand? the lovely luncheon i n detail, because you know Mother Paige and the
g i r l s j u s t couldn't ask all of you, much as they w o u l d love t o ! H o w -
We are to have several new members i n our organization this year, ever, there was a wonderful something that started in with crab and
Margaret Holyoke, Estelle Beaupre, Madeline Robinson, and Doris ended up with green peppers that we mean to get the receipe for, or
Savage. November 18th was the day of Bangor Alumna's installa- die i n the attempt, and a tall handsome, dark-complexioned cake,
tion, and the plan now is to make that date our annual initiation date that has made us regret ever since that at the time we could not,
and to have some special celebration. positively could not, indulge in a second piece, and

Wasn't it lovely to have the chance to meet Mrs. Stewart? The But, as we were saying, a f t e r luncheon the conversation gently
actives invited us to the tea which they gave i n her honor and we volplaned f r o m the rosy heights o f babyhood and meandered about
were glad to have this opportunity of meeting our Grand President. among such every-day topics as The best Way to Can Beans, and
Such a short little visit though. There must be a bigger attraction i n Can a Husband Teach His Wife to Drive the Car? and What Do
the West, don't you think? You Think about Meatless Days? and Has Anyone Heard from
Charlotte Hall?
October 20th the meeting was held at Imogene Wormwood's. The
girls worked busily with their needles f o r Red Cross; and at the same I t happens that someone has heard f r o m our Charlotte, now Mrs.
time their tongues were engaged in relating the summer's experiences
and in telling of the whereabouts of this or that girl of whom the Kenneth U h l s . She is reported as b l i s s f u l l y happy somewhere i n
others had lost track. We are very much i n favor of the l i f e subscrip-
tion and hope to show you how much so by a large number o f sub- Kansas.
scribers in the near future. But we are not all frivolous married, or matrimonially inclined

We are looking f o r ways and means of improvement and w i t h such folks, although Rose Elwood's shifting pins do make us nervous, and
an end in view w i l l the alumnae presidents send copies of their by- A l i c e Collier w h i l e declaring that she had the time of her l i f e i n
laws to the Bangor president? California this summer refuses to admit that m-a-n spells beau.
(Alice, i t grieves us to suspect you of camouflage!) Some of the girls,
Let us as individuals and as chapters show our earnestness and our we are trying to tell you, have really useful careers. Tess and Mabel
belief in our country by p u t t i n g f o r t h our best efforts in whichever Hillstrom at Vancouver, and Gladys Byham near them. Alice Collier
direction they may be needed. and Caroline Paige in Portland, Mabel Robertson at Salem and
Carrie Becken at Lewiston. Ohio, are all engaged in teaching the
W i t h best wishes to you a l l , young idea how to shoot, or perhaps we should say. bending the t w i g
so that the tree may incline. W e never were strong on E n g l i s h I I I ,
MARGARET JUNE KEI.I.EY. President.— anyway!

PORTLAND ALUMNA A n d now with the pleasant information that we have just learned
that Mrs. Richard Smith of the University o f Minnesota is living at
T h e gentle drops were f a l l i n g in the first rain o f the season, as
the girls gathered at Caroline Paige's f o r luncheon on Saturday.
September 9th ; and like the rain, the conversation pattered on, gently,


Vancouver, we w i l l close our—What was that? A chorus of wails! be w i t h us u n t i l spring. We do enjoy having her here. I r m a McCor-
Oh, yes, we almost forgot the babies!!
mick has returned f r o m New York where she was attending summer
W e l l , Louise Curtis Claussen has a g i r l , and M i n n i e Baumann
Force has two. ( N o , not t w i n s ! One is five and the other j u s t a school at Columbia and is now assistant manager at one of our leading
year old, but we didn't want to leave any of them out.) Pearl Wenger
M c j u r y feels very exclusive w i t h a boy, and—yes, I suppose you've cafes. She is also assistant educational director of the large depart-
been suspecting i t — I have one, too—a g i r l ! ! T h e dearest, sweetest
d a r l i n g ! W h y , she could stand alone (almost) when only six months ment store i n which the cafe is located. T h e n there is M i l d r e d Lor-
old, and she never cries, a n d — ( D e l e t e d by the censor).
ing, chapter housemother and instructor in the University of Wash-
E V E L Y N M O R T O N C O M I S L E , For the chapter.
ington this winter. W e have a l l heard so much of M i l d r e d ; those who

know her can never say enough in her praise and the rest of us are

anxious to get acquainted w i t h her. W e hope to see Susie Paige,

Mildred Baker, and all our other Tacoma sisters very often this

PUGET SOUND A L U M N A winter. Susie is a Portland girl who is teaching at Annie W r i g h t

Seminary this winter. Speaking of Tacoma sisters we must not forget

Fannibelle Leland 'Brown, A '14 Laura H u r d , T '14 to tell you that Mrs. Grace Batz Guyles is receiving congratulations
Grace Batz Guyles, S '09 Minnie Kraus, T '15
Helen Shipman, A '14 A d a Kraus, T '16 on the b i r t h of a baby g i r l . Jacqueline Wood was w i t h us at our last
Beryl Dill, T '13 Cornelia Jenner, T ex-'18
Jacqueline Wood, I '15 Virginia Mosley, T ex-'i8 meeting. She always brings so much "pep" w i t h her.

But this begins to sound like a news letter. We have one. I t was

Puget Sound Alumna?! A new chapter of Alpha Omicron P i ! Florence's idea and I know that the girls away from college life will
Yet i t is not so new after a l l f o r on November 8th seven months
w i l l have slipped by since ten alumna? representing Alpha, Sigma, thoroughly enjoy i t . I n fact some of them have said so already.
and Upsilon Chapters met at the Upsilon house to be installed by our
most loved district superintendent, Mrs. Virginia Esterly. B e r y l D i l l is editor and as that is just i n her line she does i t A - l .

We try to reach every one with a copy every six weeks and i n return

ask f o r bits o f news f o r i t . We hope i n this way to keep i n touch

Such interesting, exciting times those first few months were with with our alumna?.
talk of convention, our history, ideas f o r helping our active chapter,
our by-laws, and a l l that goes w i t h organizing a new chapter, f o r Most of us were fortunate i n meeting our G r a n d President, Isabele
we had never held a regular alumna? meeting before. I t seemed good
just to have our own chapter again. There was always plenty and Henderson Stewart, when she was here i n the early f a l l . We enjoyed
more to talk over during the short luncheon hour at which we held our
meetings. O u r history was finished and sent o f f ; subscription to T o her so much and realized more f u l l y what a b i g organization our f r a -
D R A G M A was made a part o f our dues; a committee set to work to
plan for completing payments on our g i f t to the active chapter, a ternity is. We are interested in hearing what is decided about work
baby grand piano. Then came the summer months.
f o r alumna? chapters. O u r opportunities f o r service are so broad just

now i t w o u l d be a w o n d e r f u l time f o r us a l l to work together. Puget

Sound chapter extends greetings to a l l and best wishes f o r a most

f r u i t f u l season.


These meetings passed quickly and i n f o r m a l l y ; they were mostly
in the f o r m of picnics. We were so glad to see the girls who visited
us and those who were home f o r vacation. W e almost envied Port-
land Chapter the girls who would leave us to go back within the
other circles. We hope thev w i l l always come to our meetings when
near enough to come.

Fall meetings began with a cozy afternoon at Fannibelle Brown's
home at Bryn M a w r . I t is an interesting place and the Browns
such charming entertainers that we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
This was before many of the girls had come back to the city, f o r we
have a number of new alumna? members w i t h us this winter. Florence
Semmons is Northwest field secretary f o r the Y. W . C. A . and w i l l


EXCHANGES inspiration, how much more anxious and willing will the pledges be to do their
best. Each one must be faithful to her duties and true to her best self. So
I f we are "making history," or at least fraternity history, ought let each one of us make our conduct and character a living testimony of the
we not to take better care of our records? Beta Theta Pi quotes this supremacy of our creed in our soul.
from Alpha Tau Omega.
"Loyalty"—says The Sigma Pi Emerald
The minutes of a chapter are its most important record, and a chapter that Then, of course, there must be something to be loyal to. The fact that some
permits sloven work in this department should be compelled to give up its fraternity men never learn the lesson of loyalty is in part due to the fact that
charter. A chapter with meager minutes is usually a chapter that does so the upperclassman never take the time or trouble to interpret chapter life in
very little that its place on our rolls would better be vacant—Alpha Tau terms of loyalty. And much can be done along this line, things that i f done
Omega Palm. would tend to make men out of them who would in future years never forget
the lessons of F A I T H F U L N E S S and LOYALTY taught them in their fra-
W h i l e A l p h a X i Delta each year publishes a table of contents f o r ternity homes.
its magazines of that year.

A slogan for Greeks in this antifraternity war
We must strive to make the nonsorority girls love us and be happier because
of our contact with them. I f we radiate love wherever we go we may be sure
the world will be better for our having lived in it.

E U N I C E HERON, Lambda.

Stunts may grow stale!
Kappa Alpha Theta devotes much space i n its M a r c h number to an
exchange of stunt ideas. W h y isn't that a good plan?

The Literary Digest recently comments on conversation, a r a p i d l y
disappearing art, but a mark of culture. The Lyre o f A l p h a C h i
Omega also has something pertinent to say on that subject f o r f r a -
ternity girls. Listen!

One of the greatest opportunities of the chapter house is its conversation.
Community and diversity of interest furnish the necessary background. Each
has much to learn and much to give the others because of the differences in
academic courses.

That un-American but most desirable ability, ease in intellectual conversa-
tion, may here be cultivated to the common pleasure and advantage of all.
Can you, and do you, have good talk, in the best sense, at your house? Do
you realize the incalculable advantage to future days it would be could you
converse really well and easily concerning the topics upon which cultivated
persons talk the world over?

Are you willing to have your rank, not your chapter average, but
your personal mark in the latest sorority examination published?
Alpha Xi Delta f o r M a r c h does i t and no doubt the girls find i t
a good lesson!

" T h e Open Sesame" to fraternity happiness—
"Work"—says the Alpha Xi Delta.

The upperclassman is the example for the freshman. I f each upperclass-
man could help create the impression that her chapter work is a luxury and

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