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1906 November - To Dragma

Vol. 2, No. 1


Watkins, Julia Cooper, Alpha, 'oo.
P. I I James St., Montclair, N. J .

Wick, Jeannette M., Alpha, '04.
P. Matawan, N. J .
T . 457 West 123rd St., New York City.

Williams, Mabel, Zeta, '07.
P. 1445 C St., Lincoln, Neb.

Williams, Maude Elizabeth, Zeta, '06.
P. 1445 C St., Lincoln, Neb.

Woodard, Minnie, Kappa, '06.
P. 479 Lockwood Place, Memphis, Tenn.

Wyman, Elizabeth Heywood, Alpha, '98.
P. 456 Broad St., Bloomfield, N. J .

Yates, Margaret Hall, Alpha, '08.

P. 208 West 103rd St., New York City.
Young, Mary Mitchell, Pi, '00.

P. Meridian, Miss.


Frontispiece—The Charter Member of Pi Chapter .

Harriet Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, the Home of Pi

Chapter 1

Katharine Marguerite Reed, Charter Member of Pi Chapter 7

Personal Reminiscences of Newcomb and of Pi Chapter . . 8

Newcomb Pottery . . . • • • • .11

Editorial *3

Some Recent Alpha Weddings l5

Pan-Hellenic News . . . •••• .16

Local Pan-Hellenic Agreements . . . • .16

The Inter-Sorority Conference l9

Women's Leagues 21

Chapter Notes 24

Alpha 24

Pi 2 6

Nu 27

Kappa 29

Zeta • 30

Deaths, Marriages, Engagements and Births . . • • 3 1

Directory . 32

To Dragma


Alpha Omicron Pi

Vol. 2. November, 1906. No. I.

Published by the fraternity, quarterly.



The H . Sophie Newcomb Memorial College was founded in
1886 by Mrs. Josephine Louise Newcomb, as a memorial to her
daughter, and is devoted to the higher education of women. In
pursuance of the design of its founder it has adopted a system of in-
struction both liberal and thorough.

Though incorporated with Tulane University, Newcomb is a
separate institution having its own president, endowment, and build-
ings, separate and distinct from those of Tulane. The college
grounds occupy a large square, several acres in extent, on Washing-
ton Avenue, Camp, Chestnut, and Sixth Streets, in one of the best
residence sections of the city. Shaded by live-oaks, palms, and other
trees and shrubbery, they afford ample opportunity for open air
recreation. The group of buildings combines ( I ) Newcomb Hall,
in which the exercises of the college are mainly conducted; (2) the
Academy, containing the gymnasium, the chemical, physical, and
biological laboratories, and classrooms; (3) the Art Building; (4)
the College Chapel; (5) the Pottery, containing kilns for the man-
ufacture and decoration of ware and other appliances for a course
in ceramic art.

Nearly all the students of Newcomb live in New Orleans, and,
until within a few years, the Josephine Louise House, directly oppo-
site the college grounds, was large enough to accommodate those who
came from out of town. Now the number of students from a
distance is so large that new residences have become necessary.
These new buildings include the Gables, Newcomb House, Morris
House, and Warren House.


The college library contains upwards of 7400 carefully selected
works. Students are afforded special opportunities in the use of
these books, and a definite amount of library work is required in
connection with their college studies. There is no regular depart-
ment for music; the boarding students are permitted to receive
instruction at the college from special teachers.

The calendar for academic work begins late in September.
Three days are given over to those who have to take entrance exam-
inations, then the students register, and on the first Monday of
October the academic year begins. December 16 is Memorial
Day, and a very impressive and pretty service in held in the college
chapel. The Seniors from Tulane and Newcomb, wearing their caps
and gowns, march into the beautifully decorated and well-filled
little chapel, and, taking the seats reserved for them, lead the choir
through the Memorial Day hymns.

The Mardi Gras holidays, which are always a source of much
amusement to all Louisianians, and of astonishment and admiration
to visitors, begin on Shrove Tuesday and include Ash Wednesday.
Then the time of all times for the college comes—Founders' Days,
celebrated alike by Newcomb and Tulane on March 12 and 13.
There is a holiday on Good Friday, and on Easter Sunday a mem-
orial service is held.

The faculty of Newcomb includes Edwin Boon Craighead,
A.M., L L . D . , President of the University; Brandt Van Blarcom
Dixon, A . M . , L L . D . , President of Newcomb College and Professor
of Philosophy; Ellsworth Woodward, Professor of Drawing and
Painting and Director of Art Instruction, and thirty-one other

The course of study extends over four years and leads to the
degree of Bachelor of Arts. The studies are divided into required
and elective courses. With each advance in grade a greater free-
dom in electives is permitted, but the student's choice is subject to
the approval of the faculty. Every student is expected before the
close of her Sophomore year to select some one subject or group of
associated subjects, other than English or Art, which shall constitute
her main study, and which shall be taken three hours per week
during the Junior and Senior years. Eighteen recitations per week
are required in the lower classes, and fifteen per week in the Senior
year. More than this number are permitted only by special consent
of the faculty. T w o hours of laboratory practice or of Art are
considered equal to one hour of recitation. Where Art is permitted


as an elective in the Junior and Senior years, additional study in the
history of Art and theses pertaining to the subject are required.

The requirements for admission to special courses of study in
Language, Literature, Mathematics, or Science are the same as those
for admission to the Freshman class. The student must be pre-
pared for examination in English, History, Algebra, Geometry,
Physics, Chemistry, and two of the folowing languages: Latin,
Greek, French, and German; she must be at least eighteen years of
age (two years older than is required for entrance as a regular
Freshman) and well qualified for admission to the class desired;
full preparation in other studies is not expected. No diploma is
given for special courses, but certificates are granted for meritorious
work. Special students are required to take all examinations in their
respective classes. Students of Art or of Physical Education are
received without special examination.

There are eight scholarships in Newcomb College offered to
graduates of the New Orleans Public High Schools. Those alone
are considered eligible who are qualified for admission to one of the
regular college courses, who have been members of the class last
graduated from one of the High Schools, and who are recommended
by its principal. The Board of Adminstrators also offers a limited
number of free scholarships to graduates of accredited High Schools
in Louisiana and the adjoining states.

Medals and prizes are awarded each year for excellence in Art and
Literature. In memory of her daughter, Virginia Lazarus, Mrs.
H. L . Lazarus offers annually a gold medal for the best essay writ-
ten by a member of the Senior or Junior class, the subject being
selected by the faculty. In honor of Mrs. Mary L . S. Niel, the
members of the Mary L . S. Niel Book Club have founded a medal
to be awarded by the faculty of the Art Department to a student
of that department for excellence in water-color painting. The
Class of 1903 Shakespearian Prize, endowed by the Reverend Dr.
Beverly E . Warner, is awarded annually for the best Shakespearian
essay offered by a member of the Junior class.

Physical Education forms a part of the regular college course.
The Swedish system of training is used. Aesthetical gymnastics,
adapted from the Delsarte philosophy of expression, and voice-culture
are also included in the course.

Since its organization Newcomb College has recognized that
the study of Art should be considered an important factor in a sys-
tem of liberal education. This study is therefore offered as an elect-


ive throughout the college course and counts toward a degree.
In the college classes, technical skill is considered secondary to
the development of artistic culture and the formation of taste, and
every effort is made to cultivate independent observation and prac-
tical judgment.

For the expansion of Special and Normal classes and the intro-
duction of the best methods of instruction, buildings have been
erected especially designed for the use of Art classes. Special and
fully equipped studios are provided for drafting, cast drawing, oil
painting, water-color painting, modeling, casting, design, and life
drawing. There are also picture galleries and a library.

In addition to the usual training studies of an art education,
there has been provided a course in pottery decoration, in which the
student not only is instructed in methods of applied art, but may be
prepared for a special vocation. The Pottery Building, as well as its
furniture and all pertaining to it, was planned and designed by Pro-
fessor Ellsworth Woodward, and is one of the most attractive fea-
tures of the Newcomb grounds. A complete manufacturing plant
with studios has been erected, and Newcomb pottery is already recog-
nized as a valuable national art product, and distinguished for its
individuality. A course in the practical application of art to needle-
work is also offered. The methods of instruction are in every way
in accord with those found most efficient in all the art centres of
the world, uniting fundamentally the aesthetic and the industrial

Newcomb does not publish a paper of her own, but has, in each
one of the Tulane issues, a column or page devoted entirely to her
interests. The Art School furnishes nearly all of the illustrations
for the various publications, and each department of college has an
individual editor for each of the Tulane papers. These include the
Olive and Blue, once the college paper, now under the management
of the S. A. E . fraternity; the Tulane Weekly, which took the
place of the Olive and Blue and is run by the college students; the
Tulanian, a monthly literary magazine; and, last but most important
of all, the Jambalaya, the college annual, edited by the students of
Tulane University, and containing everything of interest connected
with Newcomb and Tulane.

Plans are being made to remove Newcomb College from its
present location on Washington Avenue to Napoleon Avenue, some
distance further uptown. President Dixon wishes to have the High
School kept separate from the College department, and also wishes


to have the dormitories on the college grounds. Newcomb h now,
since the death of Mrs. Newcomb, the most richly endowed woman's
college in the United States, having an endowment of over three
million dollars. It is, therefore, necessary and possible for her to
take her place among the foremost colleges in the country. The
five dormitories are over-crowded, and the present college grounds,
though spacious and beautiful with their grand old oak trees and
winding pathways, are not large enough even for present needs.
Just when the change will be made is not known, and those of the
alumnae and students who have spent the happiest years of their
lives at Newcomb cannot reconcile themselves to the thought of her
removal from the dear old college grounds where she now stands.

"When, in 1887, Brandt Van Blarcom Dixon was invited by
the Board of Administrators of the Tulane University of Louisiana
to take up the task of the organization of the college for young women
that was to be established on the Newcomb foundation, Professor
Dixon was loath to leave his work in St. Louis, where his interest
had become centred in the building up of his High School to an
even higher grade, and where he had drawn up his plans of the mag-
nificent high school building which has since been erected. The
work to be done in New Orleans appealed to those high ideals which
characterize the man, however, and with the ambition to give the
South something which it did not then possess—a real woman's col-
lege—he reluctantly gave up the home of his boyhood and young man-
hood and cast his lot with the men and women of the Crescent City.

He came among us a stranger—now few men in the city are better

"Mr. Dixon's ability as an organizer and executive were con-
spicuous from the very beginning of his work here. With that
infinite capacity for taking pains' which has been defined as genius,
he elaborated the details of his plan as rapidly as means and time
would allow. His clear sighted vision of what the Newcomb should
become did much to give to Mrs. Newcomb a fuller and larger con-
ception of the possibilities of her memorial than she would other-
wise have reached, and gave her the restful assurance that her col-
lege was in the right hands.

"With such confidence she did not hesitate to richly endow it,
thus earning the lasting gratitude of every true friend of education
in our section

"Some years ago the degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred
upon Dr. Dixon by the Southwestern Presbyterian University, in


recognition of his distinguished services to the cause of Southern

"Professor Dixon is not satisfied to claim Newcomb as the
'best in the South,' but aspires to have it take front rank among the
greatest women's colleges in the world. As such, it will help
mightily in the making of the 'Greater Tulane'."

The present Newcomb grounds and main building were form-
erly a private residence belonging to an old Southern family named
Burnsides. Mr. John Burnsides, the last owner of the place, was,
from the accounts of Mr. Buhler, a very charitable and courtly old
gentleman. Mr. Buhler is one of the most interesting characters
connected with Newcomb; he is eighty years old, and has been a
head-gardener for thirty-six years, having worked under Mr. Burn-
sides and later under the Newcomb administration during all of
that time. He is still hale and hearty, and woe be unto any one
who molests his precious flowers.

Old Mammy must not be forgotten; she is also a Newcomb
landmark. There is no telling how old she is, but any one who has
ever been to Newcomb has bought pralines from Mammy, and
remembers having sketched her over and over again in the "life
class," thinking each year that it would be for the last time.

In 1894 Newcomb chapel was erected. It is a beautiful little
structure in which, each morning, with the sun's first rays stealing
through the stained glass windows and falling upon their bowed
heads, the students of Newcomb College kneel and offer a short
prayer to Almighty God for His many blessings. Upon a tablet,
imbedded in the wall near a marble bust of Harriet Sophie Newcomb,
are inscribed these words which laid the foundation for, and pre-
dicted the future of Newcomb College:

"In Memory of Harriet Sophie Newcomb, Only Daughter of
Warren and Josephine Le Monnier Newcomb Aged 15 years this
Chapel is erected and this College founded.

A gentle loving spirit grown.
Through death to power;
Thus grace divine delights to crown
Life's earnest hour.
But faithful till the goal be won
God buildeth what is well begun."




Katharine Marguerite Reed, daughter of the late Professor
Lyman Coleman Reed of Tulane University, was born in New
Orleans, Louisiana. She was graduated from Columbia Institute,
Columbia, Tennessee, winning in her Senior year the Bishop Gailor
Prize for the best English essay.

She then entered Newcomb College where she stood high in
scholarship and soon became prominent in college affairs. She was
on the Basket Ball Team, and held an important position in the
Literary Society. At the close of her Junior year she was awarded
the Rev. Beverly E . Warner Prize for her essay on Shakespeare,
and in her Senior year received honorable mention for the Virginia
Lazarus English Prize. She was president of the Senior class and at
commencement was Senior Orator.

After taking her Bachelor's Degree, Miss Reed attended Tulane
University for post-graduate work and received her degree of Master
of Arts in 1903. She was then appointed Cadet teacher of Latin
and History in Newcomb High School. Since then she has passed
six months in Europe where she made a special study of German.
In all fraternity and college affairs she has shown constant and loyal
interest and great executive ability.




The founding of Pi Chapter was epochal in the history of
Alpha Omicron Pi—it was the first step in the fulfillment of our
plan to become a national fraternity. But this sketch is not intended
to record history as such—especially well known history. It is the
imprint of a pleasant journey that my memory often makes and I
am telling it to you to let you know Newcomb College and Pi Chap-
ter in a more closely personal way—the way, I firmly believe, in
which it is most valuable for us to know one another.

When I was a little girl our gardener—is good old Mr. Buhler
still gardener at Newcomb?—had charge of the old Burnsides man-
sion, and I used to wander about in the tangled mazes of the way-
ward garden and gather armfuls of the phlox and jasmine that grew
in the dry and broken fountain beds. Thus, in a sense, I was the
first girl at Newcomb's present home—for Newcomb College came
to live in that fairy spot. The brown old Burnsides house is trans-
formed into stately white academic halls, and chapels and supple-
mentary buildings stand proudly in the orderly garden among the
oaks and olives and oleanders.

The Burnsides house has great halls, with ceilings mountains
high, and queer low-ceilinged studies under the stairs. Miss
Harkness, the Latin teacher, had one of these, and the view oiitward
through the little mullioned window was maddeningly enticing on
a sweet Southern morning. I never could truly study at Newcomb—
it was too beautiful. All the beauty of the tropics without the heavi-
ness, all the beauty of Northern foliage, and flowers a million times
more rich in texture, color, and profusion—among such wonders our
sisters of Pi Chapter are expected to dig for square and Greek roots
and find them.

I went to Newcomb for a little while, and I met Alice JJurt
Sandidge, now Mrs. Thomas Carter. No one ever remembered that
her name was Alice, of all the admiring college that boasted of the
prowess of Burt Sandidge. She was a quiet, curly-headed slip of a
girl with a wax-white and pink skin and a smile of most engaging
simplicity. She used to stop me in the low, rear hallway under the
stairs to explain the beautiesofthegerundive,whileIthoughthow blue
her eyes were and whether there was any rhyme to "oleander."
There were three courses at Newcomb, one leading to the degree


of Bachelor of Arts, one to Bachelor of Science and one to Bachelor
of Letters. You took the one you cared for—Burt took them all,
and got the three degrees at once. She was the only naturally schol-
arly woman I ever saw except Emily James Smith (Mrs. G . H .
Putnam), in our day Dean of Barnard, and Miss Harkness, who
taught Burt Latin at Newcomb. Scholarship never was a "stunt"
to Burt—she never marveled at herself or worked over-hard, or
shirked, or bluffed. She simply knew what the grammarians meant,
what the mathematicians were after, and the ultimate records of
historians. And she was just a curly-headed slip of a girl, sixteen
or thereabouts, very fond of pickles and doughnuts and dances and
jokes and singing and swains and fairy stories and friends. Dear
Burt—I hope she may see this to know that I remember. Burt
taught at Newcomb in the later years and took post-graduate courses
—that is when she "made" Alpha Omicron Pi. A pleasant trick of

Evelyn Reed used to work and play with me at Newcomb too.
Evelyn is not a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, having been graduated
in '96, I think, but we owe her deepest gratitude. She was the real
founder of Pi Chapter. When we wanted girls to start the chapter
at Newcomb, I looked over the list of my own old friends to find some
one to advise me in the choice. Sanity, conservatism, good judg-
ment with enthusiasm, sentiment, and unselfishness were what we
needed in that girl who should advise us. And that was a photograph
of Evelyn Reed. So I went to the quaint, brown house on Pitt
Street, and told her about it. Katharine Reed was a little sister at
Newcomb then, and Evelyn took fire at once and started the motion
among Katharine's friends. Katharine Reed and Adele Mercier
were the first pledglings; Katharine, the first initiate; and they took
hold and built the chapter that has won a position of dignity and
power at Newcomb to-day, and does some important things—the
most important to my mind—better, I think, than they are done

The attitude at Newcomb College is different from that in the
Northern schools, in Barnard, for instance. It is a more feminine,
far less a University spirit. The vigorous, rugged spirit of bon cam-
araderie, the jolly rivalries, the wholesome boyish frankness, the hot
sophomoric arguments, the victorious sense of humor, the hearty
friendships slow to feel offense, the world-without-end gladness, that
distinguished the sane, merry life we knew at Barnard between '94'
and '98, were almost wholly lacking at Newcomb. It was more


ladylike there, less womanly perhaps. And the standards of academic
honesty were lower. On the other hand, there was a determined good
breeding, a distinct domesticity, if you will, a settled spirit of un-
selfishness, a sweet charity in act and judgment, a going out of one's
way to be kind, and a poetry and sentimentality—if so pretty a thing
must be called by that unpopular name—that kept Newcomb Col-
lege from ever being included in the question, "Does college life make
women less fit for matrimony?" You could see on the surface
that it did not. Barnard makes women more fit, but you cannot
always see that on the surface.

If Alpha Omicron Pi can bring a closer connection between the
beauty and kindliness of the Newcomb spirit, and the sane, bluff
stability that marks colleges farther North and West, we shall do
a good work in making the sweetness of the one a little more filled
with the light of common sense, and the light of the other a little
softer with the sweetness of courtesy.




In Bulletin No. 55 of the Bureau of Labor for November, 1904,
is a detailed account by Max West, Ph.D., of the revival of handi-
crafts in America. In describing the Arts and Crafts movement in
the several states, Dr. West writes as follows of Louisiana's work
at Newcomb College of Tulane University:

"The art department of the H . Sophie Newcomb Memorial
College (the women's college of Tulane University), New Orleans,
La., began the manufacture of decorated pottery as an experiment in
1895, as an outlet for the artistic skill of its graduates. The experi-
ment was attended with such an encouraging degree of success that
in 1901 the administrators appropriated a sum of money for the
further development of the enterprise and the erection of a special
building. Although the industry is now of more than merely educa-
tional importance, it is still conducted under the supervision of the
Newcomb art department and a prominent factor in the courses of
instruction. Students of drawing, painting, and designing are
admitted to the pottery for instruction and practice in applying
design to pottery. As soon as a pupil reaches the required standard
of excellence her work is purchased for sale or exhibition, and when
further instruction becomes unnecessary, she has the privilege, with-
out the payment of fees, of remaining at work as an independent pro-
ducer. It is impressed upon the workers that pottery affords much
the same opportunity as other forms of art for the making of individ-
ual reputation, and that the responsibility for a design is the same as
that for a picture. They are allowed to exercise the greatest pos-
sible liberty in working out their ideas, either in modeling, incising,
or painting, or in the three methods combined, and also in the choice
of colors; but the quality of the paste and other conditions of pro-
duction have led to the extensive use of a greenish-blue color, which
helps to give the Newcomb pottery its individuality. The character-
istic decoration of this ware consists of more or less conventionalized
forms suggestive of the southern flora. For the unpainted ware a
wide variety of colored glazes is used and often in original and strik-
ing combinations.

"Newcomb pottery is made from clay taken from the Bayou
Tchulakabaufa, in Mississippi, and is usually fashioned by a profes-
sional potter employed for the purpose. The designs are never dupli-
cated, except in the case of the Newcomb mug, which is painted either
in standard or exclusive designs. Each piece bears the monogram of


the college (a letter N encircled by a C ) , besides the marks of the
potter and designer and the ledger number. This ware has won
medals at the Paris, Buffalo, Charleston, and St. Louis expositions.

"The pottery is decorated under the immediate supervision of
Prof. Mary G . Sheerer, and the industry is under the general direc-
tion of Prof. Ellsworth Woodward, director of art instruction in
Newcomb College.

"The top floor of the pottery building is occupied as a loom
room by the textile department. Here a very good beginning has
been made in rug weaving. The college has also developed a needle-
work industry in the interest of design and handicraft, the designs
being original and executed only once. All the work offered for sale
is approved by the art department, and bears the signature of the
designer and the letters N T N or the college monogram."



As we go to press with the second number of T o DRAGMA, we
feel that a hearty apology is due our readers for the many imperfec-
tions that will be plain to all. The unavoidable delay in the issue
of the magazine has made it impossible, or at least undesirable, to use
much of the material gathered now nearly a year ago. During the
summer when all colleges are closed and the students scattered, it is
difficult to bring our news up to date. But we sincerely hope that
the fate of T o DRAGMA no longer hangs in the balance, and that each
forthcoming number may not only make its appearance promptly, but
that each may outdo its forerunner in strength and interest. The
fulfillment of this hope rests with you, O subscribers and writers!

We print elsewhere a short notice of the marriage of our former
Grand President "Stella Stern"—a name which is dear to us all.
Our fraternity owes much of its spirit to her. It owes much of its
strength to her fostering care. Gentle and unobtrusive when it
seemed to her that others could do the work as well as she, she never
imposed herself upon us by virtue of her office, but whenever she felt
the need of a firm, fearless word, that word was spoken. Whenever
she saw the need of a guiding hand, the strong, but gentle hand was
at the helm. It would be hard to overestimate the service she has
rendered us and does still render us by her ever watchful interest
and love.

The fraternity song book is now in print and may be had by
applying to Adelma H . Burd, 5 Nassau Street, New York City.
We are sure it will not be necessary to urge upon the members of
Alpha Omicron Pi the desirability of buying this book. The price is
one dollar and everyone of us should own a copy. A hearty song
helps to a hearty spirit, and then, too, some of our songs are extremely


In January we celebrate our tenth anniversary, and it seems
to us as we look backward that we have much to be proud of, much
to rejoice in, and but very little to regret. Our growth has been
fast enough for our sound health. We have now six Active Chapters
and one Alumnae Chapter. We have a membership of 211, and
what is more important than all else, we are developing an ever
deeper knowledge of what we stand for, and we are making more
and more real that which was at first but ideal. Let us then in this,
our tenth year, resolve to keep in touch with our fraternity, to be
alive to her interests, and to give what we can of help and encourage-

I would like to urge upon all the members of Alpha Omicron Pi
to form alumnae chapters wherever feasible, and, having formed
them, to support them loyally. The real strength of a fraternity is in
its alumnae, as that is an ever enlarging body and the one we look
to for results. "Life is so full of a number of things" as Stevenson
says, that after we leave the college where our chapter is located,
we are too apt to allow these things to crowd out our love for and
our duty toward our fraternity. We ought to bring to the younger
girls who form our active membership the benefit of a larger experi-
ence and broader work, and in no way can we do this better than by
forming alumnae chapters and working in unison. The alumnae
mould the policy of the fraternity, and set its standing before the
world. This ought not to be left to half a dozen members—every
member of Alpha Omicron Pi should work for its development and



On May 9, 1906, at Lincoln, Nebraska, Lula Ellis King, Zeta
'04, was married to Mr. Clifford G . Bigelow. Mrs. Bigelow was
one of the charter members of her chapter, is now serving on the
Grand Council of the fraternity, and has acted as chairman of the
committee on admissions, and as delegate to the Fifth Inter-Sorority
Conference. Mr. and Mrs. Bigelow are making their home in
Chicago, Illinois.

On May 22, 1906, Jean Herring Loomis, Alpha '04, was mar-
ried to the Reverend James Everett Frame. The bride's father
officiated at the ceremony, which took place in Yokohoma, Japan, the
birthplace of the bride and the present home of her parents. The
bridegroom is a member of the faculty of Union Theological Sem-
inary in New York City.

On June 14, 1906, Elizabeth Willard Chadwell, Alpha '07,
was married to Mr. Frederic Vernon Pitney, at the Church of the
Redeemer, Morristown, New Jersey. Among the bridesmaids were
Eleanor Sanford Holden, Alpha '06, and Lucetta Pitney Johnson,
Alpha '07, a niece of the bridegroom. M r . Pitney is a member of
the famous New Jersey family of that name. His father is Vice-
Chancellor and his brother Chief Justice of the Court of Errors and

On Wednesday, the 19th of September, 1906, at mid-day, Stella
George Stern, our first Grand President, and one of the founders of
Alpha Omicron Pi, was married to Mr. George Hough Perry. The
wedding was a quiet one and took place at the home of the bride's
mother. The fraternity was represented there by our Grand Presi-
dent, Adelma H . Burd. In inviting her, our former Grand Presi-
dent wrote: "My heart is filled with love for every Alpha girl these
happy days, and I only wish every one could be actually present at
my wedding. But as this is impossible, I want you to come to repre-
sent Alpha Oimcron Pi." The bride looked sweet and natural in a
white crepe-de-chine gown, a tulle veil and orange blossoms. After
the ceremony a collation was served, and then, amid the felcitations
and good wishes of family and friends, the bride and groom left for
their wedding journey. I can't tell you where they went because I
don't know—no one does.




The nature of the Pan-Hellenic agreements at Newcomb
College and at Randolph-Macon Woman's College appears from the
booklets published by the local associations which we re-print below.



New Orleans, May 31, 1904.

PREAMBLE. This League is formed for the purpose of admin-
istrating in regard to inter-sorority matters, and for the furtherance
of amicable inter-sorority relations.

A R T I C L E I . This Association shall be called the Inter-Sorority
League of Newcomb College.

A R T I C L E I I . It shall consist of the sororities Pi Beta Phi ;
Alpha Omicron P i ; Chi Omega, and Kappa Kappa Gamma.

A R T I C L E I I I . It shall be formed for the period of four years
or more.

A R T I C L E I V . There shall be a meeting of the delegates four
times a year.

A R T I C L E V . There shall be as delegates, one alumna and two
active members from each of the above sororities.

A R T I C L E V I . There shall be a court of inquiry consisting of
the delegates of the League, for the purpose of enforcing the constitu-
tion, by-laws and penalties.

A R T I C L E V I I . T h e chairmanship of the meetings of the dele-
gates is to be held in rotation by each chapter in the order of its

A R T I C L E V I I I . There shall be a social meeting twice a year of
the Inter-Sorority League.

A R T I C L E I X . These laws may be amended by a unaminous
vote of the delegates.


1. Matriculation is defined as the day of enrollment in college,
on or after October the first.

2. No girl can be asked to join any sorority before the second
Monday after the first assembly of chapel. A violation of this rule
will incur the penalty of twenty-five dollars.

3. No fraternity may accept the answer of a candidate before


the fifteenth of November, and must accept it on that day. A viola-
tion of this rule will incur the penalty of twenty-five dollars.

4. Written invitations of a prescribed form must be mailed to


5. Before the fifteenth of November absolutely nothing that the

candidate may say or promise shall be considered binding.

6. There shall be no secret pledging and a girl must wear her

colors on the fifteenth of November or after.

7. T W O - W E E K S R U L E . If a girl enters college less than two

weeks before the fifteenth of November—or after the fifteenth—no

fraternity can accept her answer before two weeks after her

matriculation. A violation of this rule shall incur a penalty of
twenty-five dollars.

8. It shall be the duty of every sorority to inform the candi-

date that the invitations refused should be returned on the answering
day, (November 15).

9. On the fourteenth and fifteenth of November, nothing

can be said to candidates on the subject of sororities. A violation of

this rule will incur the penalty of ten dollars.

10. The constitution and by-laws must be printed and expense

shared by the sororities, according to number represented. A copy

must be sent to each alumna.

11. Each Sorority is to report its misdemeanors in regard to

the League, to the court of inquiry.

(Signed) :

H E L E N M C A L P I N R A I N E Y , Pi Beta Phi.

M I L D R E D NORTON, Alpha Omicron Pi.

N E L L I E C O P P E E , Chi Omega.

H I L D A M . B L O U N T , Kappa Kappa Gamma.

May 31, 1904.


Published by the Pan-Hellenic Association at Randolph-Macon
Woman's College.

A Pan-Hellenic Association was formed at Randolph-Macon
Woman's College late in the Spring of 1905. Before this the frat-
ernities had acted independently of each other, and there had been
no restrictions on rushing and pledging.

After great consideration, the following rules were formed and
adopted by the fraternities at Randolph-Macon Woman's College.


The rules set forth in the following pages are to be in effect
from September 12, 1906, to October 12, 1906.


L Pledge Day will open at twelve o'clock, thirty (30) days
from the opening day of college. Pledge Day closes at seven-thirty
P. M . of the following day.

I I . A non-fraternity girl, of any class, shall not be pledged
before Pledge Day.

I I I . Invitations shall be writen in uniform style.
IV. Invitations shall be mailed together by a committee of the
Pan-Hellenic delegates at twelve (12) o'clock on Pledge Day.
V. Invitations shall not be expressed or intimated in any
other way.

V I . The rushee is to return to the respective fraternities
invitations which she does not accept.

V I I . (a) After returning unaccepted invitations, she accepts
the invitation of the fraternity she wishes to join, at the time and
place appointed by this fraternity.

(b) If undecided, she may consult the fraternity whose invita-
tion she wishes to accept.

V I I I . Pledging shall be uniform with colors.


I. All rushing shall be stopped after invitations are mailed.
I I . No more than three girls of one fraternity may be with one
or more new girls at the same time.

I I I . The fraternity may entertain as a whole only once.

IV. Fraternities are a closed question during rushing season.

The above regulations have been accepted by the fraternities at
Randolph-Macon Woman's College, whose names, colors, and sym-
bols are listed on the next page.


Alpha Omicron Pi.

Kappa Chapter—established April, 1903.
Color: Red.

Symbol: Monogram of Greek letters.
Chi Omega.

Sigma Chapter—established 1899.
Colors: Cardinal and Straw.
Symbol: Monogram of Greek letters.


Delta Delta Delta.
Alpha X i Chapter—established November, 1905.
(Merged from local Delta Delta,"established 1900.)
Colors: Silver, Gold and Blue.
Symbol: Three Stars in a Crescent.

Kappa Delta.
Theta Chapter—established January, 1903.
Colors: Olive Green and White.
Symbol: Diamond shaped with Greek letters.

Sigma Sigma Sigma.
Gamma Chapter—established 1904.
Colors: Purple and White.
Symbol: Triangle with Greek letters.

Zeta T a u Alpha.
Delta Chapter—established 1902.
Colors: Blue and Gray.
Symbol: Shield with Greek letters.


I . S. C . Secretary, 1906-1907, Miss Jobell Holcomb, Chi Omega,
Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The Fifth Inter-Sorority Conference, called by Alpha X i Delta,
was held in Chicago, 111., at the Victoria Hotel, on September 14
and 15, 1906. As the regular delegate of Alpha Omicron Pi, Mrs.
George Vincent Mullan, Alpha '98, was unable to attend, the fra-
ternity was represented by the alternate, Mrs. Clifford G . Bigelow,
Zeta '04. We are unable to print the report of the proceedings as
it has not yet been received from the Conference secretary, but it will
appear in full in the next number of T o DRAGMA. Copies of the
printed report will be distributed to chapters as in the past.

The constitution proposed at the Fourth Conference has never
gone into effect, owing to the impossibility of securing the consent of
all the sororities to the amendments adopted by Alpha Omicron Pi
at the last annual meeting of the Grand Council. The matter, there-
fore, came up again before the Fifth Conference for consideration,
and resulted in the drafting of a number of new amendments. The
proposed constitution in its amended form will in due course be sub-
mitted to the sororities for approval. For the benefit of such of our
members as are without copies of the original constitution, proposed at
the Fourth Conference and printed in the report of its proceedings,


we re-print the document in full. The amendments which will
appear in the report of the Fifth Conference refer to the constitution
a; here printed.



The name of this organization shall be the Inter-Sorority Con-


The object of the Inter-Sorority Conference shall be to improve
the methods of rushing and pledging and to consider questions of
general interest to the Sorority world.


No Sorority shall be admitted to the Conference which has less
than five chapters or which has any chapter in an institution below
collegiate rank.


It shall be composed of one delegate from each national Sorority


It shall assemble annually, time and place of the following meet-
ing to be arranged each year.


SECTION I . It shall be called by the Sororities in rotation.
S E C . 2. The delegate from the Sorority calling the Conference
shall act as chairman, and the delegate from the Sorority next in
order shall act as secretary of the Conference, and shall continue in
office until she calls the next Conference.


The powers of this organization shall be two-fold: first, to pro-
pose legislation to the Sororities; second, to act as a standing court of
appeal to settle local difficulties reported to it by the Sororities or
Pan-Hellenic Associations.


SECTION I . Chairman. The chairman shall preside at the

SEC. 2. Secretary. The secretary shall keep the minutes. I .
She shall send reports of the Conference, within one week after
adjournment, to the members of the Conference and to all Grand
Secretaries of the Sororities represented in the Conference for distri-
bution to chapters and officers of their Sororities.


2. She shall issue questions proposed by the Conference to the
Grand Secretaries for presentation to their Sororities and shall, upon
receipt of the result, send notice of same to all Grand Secretaries.

3. She shall prepare the program of the Conference meeting
and instructions to delegates, and shall issue the call for the meeting.

4. She shall have power on application from any Pan-Hellenic
Association to appoint a member of the Conference whose Sorority
interests are not involved in the question at issue, to investigate and
arbitrate any difficulty arising in the Pan-Hellenic. Expenses of the
one sent to be paid by the local Pan-Hellenic.


SECTION 1. Actions of Inter-Sorority interest passed by any
Grand Council or at any Grand Convention shall be reported at once
to the Secretary of the Conference, and also to the Grand Secretary
of each Sorority represented in the Conference.

SEC. 2. Suggestions offered by the Conference shall be sub-
mitted as soon as possible by the Secretary to all the Grand Secre-
taries of the Sororities represented in the Conference. Voting blanks
will be sent for all motions submitted to the Sororities and the result
of the vote announced by each Grand Secretary to the Secretary of
the Conference within two months.

SEC. 3. The Conference Secretary shall then announce the
result to all Grand Councils and Chapters. The motions that have
received a unanimous vote of all the Sororities shall at once become
binding upon all Chapters, the Grand Councils being responsible for
the observance.


Legislation enacted by a Sorority at the suggestion of the Confer-
ence can be repealed or modified only by formal action of the
Sororities, who must follow the regular order of procedure. Legisla-
tion cannot be changed by any one Sorority or by the Inter-Sorority


The expenses of the Conference shall be divided equally among

the Sororities represented at the Conference.

Following is a sample constitution prepared by the Inter-Sorority
Conference as an aid in the organization of the women's leagues advo-
cated by the Conference.





This organization shall be known as the Woman's League of
the ,of


SECTION i . The object of this League shall be to promote a
fellowship among the women students of the University, irrespective
of department, to increase their sense of responsibility toward one
another, to establish friendly relations between the faculty women
and women students, and to be a medium by which the social stand-
ards of the University can be made and kept high.

SEC. 2. A special object of the League shall be to organize
upper class women in such a way that systematic work may be done
each year in welcoming and aiding incoming women.

The following shall be eligible to membership in this

a. All women students.

b. All women members of the faculty.
c. All faculty wives.

SEC. 2. Any woman eligible to membership may become a mem-
ber of the League upon the payment of the regular dues.


SEC. I . Memberships may be granted or renewed upon the pay-
ment of twenty-five cents. The same to be payable at the beginning
of the college year.


SEC. I . The officers of the League shall be: President, Vice-
President, Secretary and Treasurer. They shall be elected by ballot
at the May meeting.

SEC. 2. The President, who shall serve through her Senior
year, shall preside at all meetings of the League and Council.

SEC. 3. The Vice-President shall assist the President and pre-
side in her absence.

SEC. 4. The Secretary shall keep all records of the League and
file the reports.

SEC. 5. The Treasurer shall have in charge all funds of the
League and shall deposit the same in some bank approved by the


Council. All orders on the Treasurer shall be signed by the



SEC. 1. The officers of the League, together with certain class
and faculty representatives shall constitute a Council of eighteen,

which shall have general supervision of the work of the League, and

present a report at the annual meeting in May, and at such other

meetings as the President shall direct.

SEC. 2. The following class representatives shall be elected by

ballot at the May meeting: Four from the Junior class, three from

the Sophomore class, two from the Freshman class. At least one

representative from each class except the Freshman shall have pre-

viously served on the Council.

SEC. 3. These Council members (Section 1 and 2) shall elect

five representatives from among the faculty women, two of whom
shall have previously served on the Council.


SEC. 1. There shall be a reception during the month of October

tendered to all women of the college.

SEC. 2. Groups composed of one or two faculty women, two
Seniors, three Juniors, four Sophomores, five Freshmen, or in like
proportion, may meet once a month during the college year for an
informal afternoon or evening, time and place to be at the pleasure of

each group. All names are to be chosen by ballot of the Council once

or twice a year.

SEC. 3. All business meetings shall be at the call of the Presi-

dent. constitute a


One-third of the members of the League shall

quorum for the transaction of business.


A majority vote of two-thirds of the membership shall be requir-

ed for the amendment of this constitution.




The college year of 1905-6 began very brightly at Barnard with
the enrollment of an attractive Freshman class. The fraternities
however were under strict new honor rules made by the Student
Council. The "rushing" was greatly restricted. For instance, each
fraternity was allowed to entertain a Freshman only once a month
outside of college. In college, however, the fraternity members tried
to know the 1909 girls by meeting them at college entertainments and
at luncheon. Pledge Day also was decided upon by the Student
Council, and was set for the first Monday in April.

Alpha Chapter again occupied her old quarters. The apartment
was very cozy and we spent many happy hours there. A great addi-
tion to the furnishings was a piano lent by Margaret Clark Sum-
ner, '02.

The first formal rushing was a Hallowe'en party given at the
apartment. I t consisted of the regulation form of entertainment for
the occasion, and seemed to give the Freshmen a great deal of enjoy-
ment. In November a dance was given which all pronounced a
thorough success in every respect. Eight Freshmen were invited.
For the December entertainment the chapter was indebted to its
alumnae, and was more than grateful for the charming progressive
dinner and dance which they arranged.

Alpha Omicron Pi was represented in almost all the college
festivities. Eleanor Holden, '06, was President of the Young
Women's Christian Association. Elizabeth Toms, '06, was Chair-
man of the Executive Committee of the Undergraduate Association,
an important office which entitled her to a position on the Student
Council. She was also President of both the Classical and Morris
Clubs. Josephine Pratt, '07, was Chairman of the Membership Com-
mittee of the Young Women's Christian Association, and Emma Lay,
'07, was Chairman of the Committee on Music for the same organ-
ization. Ethel Schramm, '07, was a member of the Mandolin Club,
and was on the Junior Ball Committee. Josephine Prahl, '08, was
Class Treasurer, Chairman of the Basket-Bail Team Committee, and
on the 'Varsity Team. Mary Maxon, '08, was also on the 'Varsity
Basket-Bail Team. Margaret Yates, '08, was Chairman of the
Sophomore Dance Committee. In the Sophomore Play Alpha was
represented by Elizabeth Robinson, Edith Burrows, and Josephine
Prahl. Elizabeth Toms and Eleanor Holden were in the Senior


Show. Lixetta Johnson and Kathleen Hurry took part in the
Junior Show, and Emma Lay was on the Committee.

The chapter was greatly depleted by the graduation of 1905,
losing nine girls in all. The members, therefore, felt that it was
incumbent upon them to display extraordinary activity to endeavor to
make up for the great loss. However, the actual state of affairs was
not so bad as it appeared at first, for Alpha compared favorably in
numbers with the other fraternities at Barnard, and, in fact, had
more active members than the majority. Our alumnae were most
helpful too. being on hand for college functions, and very often for
luncheon. Early in the year Elizabeth Devereux Robinson, '08, and
Eugenia Converse Lee, Spec, were initiated, both having come to
Barnard from other colleges. I n the spring, three Freshmen were
added to the chapter roll, Jessie Isabelle Cochran, Beatrice

Marguerite Aron, and Jennie Dwight Wylie. This fall, Alpha will

have the largest active chapter in college.
Helen St. Clair Mullan, '98, has a charming house at University

Heights, New York City. Last winter she entertained the New

York Alumnae Chapter there at one of its meetings.
Stella George Stern Perry, '98, was married on September 19,

1906. She will make here home at Hackensack, N . J. M r . Perry
is at the head of the advertising department of Siegel-Cooper's Big
Store. Until recently his wife did this sort of work at Wana-
maker's. She is also a graceful writer of fiction and will devote much

time to literature.
Ruth Earle, '02, who is soon to be married, and who is one of

Alpha's prettiest members, has made a great success as a newspaper
reporter and has many thrilling experiences to tell.

Jeannette Wick, '04, had the misfortune to lose her father last
winter. She has been seriously i l l herself, and is now abroad where

she may remain for the winter.
Agnes Lillian Dickson, '99, took the part of Mrs. Ogle in "The

Belle's Stratagem," given last winter by the Associate Alumnae of
Barnard College. Alice V . W . Smith, '05, was the Villiers of the

Marjorie Hughan, '04, is teaching at Miss Bangs and Miss

Whiton's School for Girls, New York City.

Julia Watkins, '00, spent the summer traveling abroad. She
expects to study in Paris during the coming winter.

Elizabeth Toms, '06, was elected to membership in Phi Beta




Alpha Omicron Pi, being the second oldest fraternity at New-
comb had the privilege of appointing the Inter-Sorority chairman for
1905-1906, to succeed Georgie Winship, of Pi Beta Phi, who pre-
sided over the meetings during the preceding year. The first meet-
nig of the Inter-Sorority League took place in the rooms of Alpha
Omicron Pi, one alumna and two active members from each of the
four sororities at Newcomb being present. The League has proved
to be a benefit to the fraternities at Newcomb, and Pi Chapter hopes
that it will continue. The chapter has made it an unwritten rule to
take in only regular college students and is proud of the fact that it
is the only fraternity at Newcomb, which, besides all other things,
stands for scholarship.

A German reading class has been organized for the benefit of
all those students who wish to continue regular study after they have
graduated. Prof. Wespy of Newcomb, always one of the staunch
friends of the college, presides over the meetings of the class which
meets every Friday at four o'clock. The class is conducted entirely
in German and several members of Pi Chapter have joined it.

The Newcomb A r t Department received a silver medal at the
recent St. Louis Exposition.

One of the many interesting features of the college life is
Founders' Day. This consists of two days devoted to Tulane and to
Newcomb, when the founding of the colleges is celebrated. Tulane
was founded by Paul Tulane and Founders' Day is celebrated at
Tulane Theatre, where the members of all the departments of
Tulane and Newcomb Colleges assemble. After the benediction by
the Bishop, addresses are made by the Presidents of the colleges.
Other addresses follow, and college songs are sung, and college yells
vociferously given by the Tulane boys. Much college spirit is shown
and the gathering is extremely impressive. The Newcomb College
celebration is of another nature. Each class of the College, A r t
School and High School, spreads a table, decorated with the class
colors, under the moss-covered old oaks on the Newcomb grounds.
The doors of Newcomb, the Pottery Building, and the A r t Buildings
of Tulane, and all of the departments are thrown open to visitors,
who after visiting the various departments return to the tables under
the trees where the students of Tulane help to serve luncheon. The
Medical and Law Departments must not be forgotten; the former


gives an entertainment in the evening, while the latter gives an

annual dance.
A very impressive service (Memorial Service) is held each year

upon the fifteenth of December, in Newcomb Chapel, in memory of
Harriet Sophie Newcomb, daughter of Mrs. J. L . Newcomb,
founder of the college.

Tulane night is quite a feature in Tulane history. I t is cele-
brated at Tulane Theatre during the performance of some chosen
play. The play is of little importance as the theatre is given over
to the students; the actors wearing Tulane colors and joining in
with the spirit of the time. I t is the custom of the students to attend
by classes, and each tries to outdo the others in class yells and gen-
eral enthusiasm. T o see the Seniors of each department of Tulane
and Newcomb wearing their caps and gowns and sitting sedately
in the boxes reserved for them, lends a certain dignity to the other-
wise frivolous occasion.

During the year 1905-1906, the following new members were
initiated: Carolyn Beauregard Guyol, Rochelle Rodd Gachet, and
Lily Anna Mysing, all members of the Freshman class.

Edith Dupre. '00, is instructor in English at the Louisiana In-
dustrial Institute, Lafayette, La.

Alma Wilson Gimper, '00, is in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, where
she and her husband expect to live for some time.

Laura O'Neill, '02, is in Franklin, La.

Josephine Crippen, '02, is teaching at Mrs. Finney's private

May S. Parkerton, '03, was chosen queen of Proteus Ball, and

made one of the most beautiful sovereigns of the season.
Edna Reed, '03, has been taking Post Graduate work and devot-

ing much of her time to teaching.
Flora Sanders, '05, Mildred Norton, '05, and Helen Gurley,

07, were all introduced to society last winter.
Burt Sandidge Carter. Grad., is at her home in Nashville,

Cleveland Dupre, '04, was a guest at the home of Mattie Ayres,

04. daughter of President Ayres of the University of Tennessee,
during the 1906 commencement season. She was royally entertained
D y her sisters of Omicron Chapter.


Ida Rauh, '02, has been in Vienna, Austria, since last April.


Before she left New York she was Secretary for the Woman's Trade
Union League and lived in one of the Lower East Side tenement dis-
tricts where she was very active in all trade union work. She is
wealthy, but her tastes are exceedingly simple, and she spends the
greater part of her income in aiding labor organizations.

Helen Arthur, '01, has been interested in the Woman's M u -
nicipal League of New York City, of which Miss Margaret Living-
ston Chanler is President.

Helen Hoy, '03, shared her apartment with Alpha Chapter last
year. She did excellent work in teaching English and Latin in an
East Side Evening High School besides keeping her law office open
at 569 Fifth Avenue.

Elizabeth J. Moss, '05, was dangerously ill for many weeks
last spring at the home of her father, Frank Moss. W e are most
happy to state that she has now entirely recovered and is at her
country home in New England.

Rose Garland, '02, was assistant instructor in Medical Juris-
prudence in the Woman's Medical College for the year 1905-1906.

Grace Quackenbos, '03, has opened a new main office of the
People's Law Firm at 256 Broadway, and has also started several
branch offices.

Bertha Rembaugh, '04, has become a member of the law firm of
Currier, Knowles, and Rembaugh. Her partners are men.

Alice Dillingham, '05, received the degree of Doctor Juris from
the New York University Law School last June.

Madeleine Z . Doty, '02, is much interested in social reform •
work. She writes a great deal for the New York newspapers and is
making a success as a journalist. She shared an apartment with
Ida Rauh last winter.

Margaret Burnet, '01, has left her position in Boston and is now
practicing law at 302 Broadway, New York City.

Bessie Boyce, '05, has recently been admitted to the New York
bar and expects to practice law.

Frances W . Marshall, Grad., continues her work as Editor in
the A r t Department of the Century Co.

Adelma H . Burd, '03, had a thrilling experience this summer
while climbing in the White Mountains. The party she was with
had started to cross the Franconia Range and were overtaken by an
ice storm of considerable severity. The whole party suffered from
the cold and sharp wind.

Elizabeth S. Pope. '06. has been winning golden laurels for her-


self as a lawyer by her work in Ogdensburg, N . Y., where she went
to represent her firm, Ashley, Pope and Doty, for a client. She suc-
ceeded in defeating the opposing attorney, who is considered the
strongest lawyer of Ogdensburg. She is an enthusiast in her pro-

Helen J. McKeen, '05, has opened an office for the practice of

law in New York City.


A t the beginning of the year 1905-1906, Kappa secured a Chap-
ter Room. Sigma Sigma Sigma is now the only fraternity at Ran-
dolph-Macon without one. Six active members of Kappa Chapter
returned to college last year and during the winter five new mem-
bers were initiated.

Alpha Omicron Pi was well represented in the college world.
Huella Bedford was assistant editor of the college magazine, The
Tattler; she was also treasurer of the Boat Club, and was one of the
Junior Class representatives on the Student Committee. Agalice
McCaw was Business Manager of the Sophomore Class. Clara
Murray was one of the Sophomore representatives on the Student
Committee. Geraldine Cherry took the leading part in the play
given by the Jefferson Literary Society in December. Virginia
Nunn and Katherine Nelson were members of the Glee Club.

As the total enrollment in Randolph-Macon increases, fraterni-
ties are gaining more prominence. T r i Delta has installed a chapter,
thus making three national fraternities in college.

Sigma of Chi Omega is soon to erect a Chapter House on
the campus and the college president announces that another dormi-
tory, to be called West Hall, will be ready for use this fall. I t is
also understood that both East Hall and West Hall are to be con-
nected with the Main Building, one by means of an Auditorium,
the other by means of a Licence Hall. Kappa hopes that it will not
be many years before she can boast of a Chapter House. She has
now the largest and best Chapter Room of all the fraternities in

Mary Murray, '07, Grace Harris, '06, and Mary Echols, '06,
were all married last winter. The last two were among Kappa's
charter members.

Lola Wannamaker. '08, attended the Woman's College of
Baltimore last year, but returns to Randolph-Macon this fall.


lone Mathis, Spec., passed some time in New York City this

Huella Glover Bedford, '07, was called home last winter by
the death of her father and did not return to college.

Lillian Donovan, '08, was in New York City for a short time
last June.


The season of 1905-1906, was a very successful one for Zeta.
She began the college year with twelve active and six associate mem-
bers while several pledges were initiated later.

Considerable excitement was caused at the Senior Class elections
by the success of Grace Trigg, who was chosen President of the
Senior class, an office hitherto almost invariably filled by a man;
indeed, men have been far more prominent in class management
than have the girls. Zeta was justly proud of this honor.

Zeta has no Chapter House, but last year continued to hold
frequent social meetings and kept the chapter spirit thoroughly alive.
A Chapter House is still a very dear castle in the air to Zeta and
when more out-of-town members have been added to the chapter
roll, this castle may become a reality.

Allene McEachron, '05, and Emma Schreiber, '06, have been
elected members of Phi Beta Kappa.

Allene McEachron, '05, and Edna Spears, '05, became mem-
bers of the "Black Mask," an organization of thirteen Seniors.

Mabelle A . Roper, '04, is acting as Assistant Principal in the
High School at Brookings, S. D .

Edna Damon, '07, is at Vassar College.
Annie Jones, '08, is at Bryn Mawr College.
Jennie L . Piper, '04, continues her work as instructor in His-
tory at Nebraska Wesleyan.
Katharin G. Sterling, '04, is German instructor in the High
School at North Platte, Neb.
Edna Spears, '05, is teaching in East Lincoln, Neb.
Allene McEachron, '05, is teaching in the High School at
Tobias, Neb.



Louise Parmelee, Zeta Pledge, 1905.


Frances Bratt, Zeta '07, to Bernard D . Gorman, June 14, 1905.
Elizabeth Willard Chadwell, Alpha '07, to Frederic Vernon
Pitney, June 14, 1906.
Mary Echols, Kappa '06, to Council B. Elliot, December 20,
Grace Carolyn Harris, Kappa '06, to Dyke S. Echols, March
14, 1906.
Lula Ellis King, Zeta '04, to Clifford G. Bigelow, May 9, 1906.
Jean Herring Loomis, Alpha '04, to Rev. James Everett
Frame, May 22, 1906.
Mary Beatrice Murray, Kappa '07, to Price Wooley,
December 12, 1905.
Jennie Florence Preston, Alpha '01, to Benjamin Franklin
Jones, February 15, 1905-
Stella George Stern, Alpha '98, to George Hough Perry,
September 19, 1906.
Bessie Louise Swan, Alpha '04, to Arthur Mandeville Nelson,
September 12, 1905.
Eleanor Elizabeth Van Cott, Alpha '02, to Orrin, Lawrence
Brodie, October 2, 1905.


-Anne Richardson Hall, Alpha '98, to D r . Robert James Curdy.
Ruth Earle, Alpha '02, to Richard Wesley Lawrence.
Alice Van Woert Smith, Alpha '05, to William Thomson.


As far as is known, the first Alpha baby is Florence Anne Sum-
ner, born on February 6, 1905, the daughter of Margaret Clark
Summer, Alpha '02.

W i l l members of Alpha Omicron Pi please furnish the
editor of T o DRAGMA with the full names of all Alpha babies, with
the date of birth and the mother's full name, in order that a list of
all fraternity babies may be kept? A list of recent babies w i l l appear
in each number of T o DRAGMA.



Members are requested to notify the Grand Corresponding
Secretary of any inaccuracies or omissions in the directory. Notice of
change of address should be sent promptly to the Grand Correspond-
ing Secretary and to the Corresponding Secretary of the chapter.


Grand President, Adelma Helene Burd.
Grand Vice-President, Jeannette Magdalen Wick.
Grand Recording Secretary, Edith Berrell Fettretch.
Grand Corresponding Secretary, Helen St. Clair Mullan.
Grand Treasurer, Bertha Rembaugh.

Grand Doorkeeper, Jessie Wallace Hughan.
Grand Historian, Stella George Stern Perry.
Chairman, Committee on New Chapters, Viola Clarke Gray.
Editor of T o DRAGMA, Jessie Ashley.
Business Manager of T o DRAGMA, Adelma Helene Burd.
Examining Officer, Dorothy Greve.


Jessie Wallace Hughan, Alpha '98 Term Expiring.
Mrs. George Vincent Mullan, Alpha '98 Life.
Mrs. George Hough Perry, Alpha '98 Life.
Elizabeth Heywood Wyman, Alpha '98 Life.

Edith Berrell Fettretch, Alpha '05 December, 1907.
Cleveland Genevieve Dupre, Pi '04 December, 1907.
Adelma Helene Burd, Nu '03 December, 1907.

Dorothy Greve, Omicron '05 '06 December, 1907.
Mrs. Dyke S. Echols, Kappa '99, New December, 1907.
Viola Clarke Gray, Zeta '02 December, 1907.
George Mary Drew, Alpha

Alumna? December, 1906.
Jeannette Magdalen Wick, Alpha '04 December, 1906.
Sue Katharine Gillean, Pi '03 December, 1906.
Bertha Rembaugh, N u '04 December, 1906.

Nina Jackson Gookin, Omicron '03 December, 1906.

Minnie Woodward, Kappn '06 December, 1906.
Mrs. Clifford G. Bigelow, Zeta '04 December, 1906.


Elizabeth Iverson Toms, Alpha '06 October, 1906.
Andree Jeanne Provosty, Pi '06 October, 1906.
Alice Dillingham, Nu '05 October, 1906.
Harriet Cone Greve, Omicron '06 October, 1906.
Marie Agalice McCaw, Kappa '08 October, 1906.
Grace Candace Roper, Zeta '06 October, 1906.


G R A N D CORRESPONDING S E C R E T A R Y — M r s . George Vincent Mullan,
University Heights, New York City.

A L P H A — M i s s S. Emma Lay, 2137 F i f t h Ave., New York City.
Pi—Miss Marguerite A . Saunders, 2925 Coliseum St., New Or-

leans, La.
Nu—Miss Daisy Gaus, 479 Halsey St., Brooklyn, N . Y .
OMICRON—Miss A . M a y Stokely, Fourth St., Knoxville, Tenn.
KAPPA—Miss Mary N . Hurt, R. M . W . C , College Park, Va.
Z E T A — M i s s Alice R. Spears, 630 North 16th St., Lincoln, Neb.
N E W Y O R K A L U M N A E — M i s s H . Beatrice Anderson, 163 West

105th St., New York City.

October 1, 1906.

Albers, Emma Carhart, Omicron '05.
• P . Henley St., Knoxville, Tenn.

Anderson, Helen Beatrice, Alpha '05.
P. 163 West 105th St., New York City.

Aron, Beatrice Marguerite, Alpha '09.
P. Liberty Road, Englewood, N . J.

Arthur, Helen Van Tych, N u '01.
P. 34 Gramercy Park, New York City.

Ashley, Jessie, N u '02.
P. 34 West 54th St., New York City.

Ayres, Mattie Garland, Pi '04.
P. University Place, Knoxville, Tenn.

Barnum, Laverna Pollard, Zeta '07.

P. Union, Neb.
T . 1201 D St., Lincoln, Neb.
Baskervill, Margaret Lewis, Kappa '08.

P. Union City, Tenn.

*P and T indicate "Permanent" and "Temporary" addresses respectively.



T . R. M . W . C , College Park, Va.
Bauman, Minnie Gussie, Zeta Spec.

P. West Point, Neb. '04.
T . 1439 S St., Lincoln, Neb.
Bedford, Huella Glover, Kappa '07.

P. 1056 College Ave., Memphis, Tenn.
Beemer, Luree, Zeta Spec.

P. Beemer, Neb.
T . Lancaster, Neb.
Bigelow, Lula Ellis King (Mrs. Clifford G.), Zeta

P. 396 South 41st Ave., Chicago, 111.
Booth, Laura, N u '04.

P. 130 West 91st St., New York City. Lawrence),
Boss, Anna Marie, Alpha '05.

P. 14 West 95th St., New York City.
Boyce, Florence Bessie, N u '05.

P. Mountain View, Franklin, Co., N . Y .
Brackett, Mary Morrell, Alpha '99.

P. 604 West 115th St., New York City.
Bradshaw, Blanche Laracy, Kappa '06.

P. High Point, N . C.
Bratt, Frances, Zeta '07. See Gorman.
Bres, Io Leigh, Pi '00. See Moi'se.
Bres, Marie Ernestine, Pi '06.

P. 1803 Berlin St., New Orleans, La.
Brodie, Eleanor Elizabeth Van Cott ( M r s . Orrin

Alpha '02.

P. 23 Harrison Ave., Port Richmond, Staten Island, New
York City.

Bruning, Florence Edith, N u '07.

P. Graham Court, 116th St. and 7th Ave., New York City.
Buchanan, Laura Finney, Zeta '06.

P. Hastings, Neb.
Burchenal, Emma Howells, Alpha '07.

P. 514 West 122nd St., New York City.
Burd, Adelma Helene, N u '03.

P. 5 Nassau St., New York City.
Burkitt, Pauline Clarissa, Zeta '09.

Pi 1330 J St., Lincoln, Neb.
Burnet, Margaret May, Nu '01.

P. Madison, N . J.


Burrows, Edith May, Alpha '08.
P. 25 Neperan Road, Tarrytown, N . Y .

Butler, Ella Lilian, Kappa '06.
P. 315 Fifth St., Lynchburg, Va.

Byrne, Julia, Pi '06.

P. 1507 Prytania St., New Orleans, La.

Byrns, Elinor, N u Spec.
P. 226 West 75th St., New York City.


Caldwell, Harriet Moore, Omicron '07.
P. 408 Main Ave., Knoxville, Tenn.

Caldwell, Katherine, Omicron '07.
P. 408 Main Ave., Knoxville, Tenn.

Calhoun, Emma Shaw, N u '07.
P. 201 West 1 ooth St., New York City.

Carter, Alice Burt Sandidge (Mrs. Thomas), Pi Grad.

P. 108 Wesley Hall, Vanderbilt University, Nashville,

Caulkins, Edith, Omicron '08.

P. 503 West Vine Ave., Knoxville, Tenn.
Caulkins, Fannie Lee, Omicron '04.

P. 415 Georgia Ave., Chattanooga, Tenn.
Chadwell, Elizabeth Willard, Alpha '07. See Pitney.
Cherry, Frances Geraldine, Kappa '08.

P. Halls, Tenn.
Clark, Margaret Elizabeth, Alpha '02. See Sumner.
Cochran, Jessie Isabelle, Alpha '09.

P. 120 West 12th St., New York City.
Coddington, Elizabeth Cadmus, Alpha '02.

P. 38 Hamilton Ave., Passaic, N . J.
Colcock, Mary Rugely, Pi '02.

P. Gena St., cor. Pitt St., New Orleans, La.
Cothren, Marion Benedict ( M r s . Frank Howard), N u Spec.

P. 173 South Oxford St., Brooklyn, N . Y .

Crippen, Josephine, Pi '02.
P. 1537 Thalia St., New Orleans, La.

Damon, Corn's Mabel, Zeta '04. See Peake.
Damon, Lucy Edna, Zeta '07.

P. Mason City, la.

T . Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N . Y .
Day, Alice Hooker, N u '04.

P. 28 Fifth Ave., New York City.
Dickson, Agnes Lillian, Alpha '99.

P. 52 Summit Ave., Jersey City, N . J.
Dietz, Edith Augusta, Alpha '05.

P. 217 West 105th St., New York City.
Dillingham, Alice, Nu '05.

P. Englewood, N . J.
Donovan, Lillian, Kappa 08.

P. Macon, Ga.
Doty, Madeleine Zabriskie, N u '02.

P. 5 Nassau St., New York City.
Douthat, Kathleen, Omicron '07.

P. Fayetteville, Tenn.
T . Barbara Blount Hall, U . of T . , Knoxville, Tenn.
Drew, George Mary, Alpha '99.
P. 342 Gregory Ave., West Orange, N . J.
T . The Noble Institute, Anniston, Ala.
Dupre, Cleveland Genevieve, Pi '04.
P. Opelousas, La.
Dupre, Edith Garland, Pi '00.
P. Opelousas, La.
T . Louisiana Industrial Institute, Lafayette, La.
Dupre, Mary Lilybel, Pi '07.
P. Opelousas, La.
T . Josephine Louise House, 1231 Washington Ave., New

Orleans, La.


Earle, Ruth, Alpha '02.
P. 600 West 114th St., New York City.

Eastman, Catherine Crystal, N u '07.
P. Elmira, N . Y .
T . 12 Charles St., New York City.

Echols, Grace Carolyn Harris (Mrs. Dyke S.), Kappa '06.
P. Decatur, Ala.

Echols, Mary, Kappa '06. See Elliot.
Elliman, Margaret Grote, Alpha '02. See Henry.
Elliot, Mary Echols ( M r s . Council B . ) , Kappa '06.

P. Decatur, Ala.



Fettretch, Edith Berrell, Alpha '05.
P. 335 West 88th St., New York City.

Frame, Jean Herring Loomis ( M r s . James Everett), Alpha '04.
P. Union Theological Seminary, New York City.

Francis, Sallie Woodard, Omicron '05.
P. Fayetteville, Tenn.

Frierson, Lucia Davidson, Pi '08.
P. 101 South Main St., Columbia, Tenn.

T . Josephine Louise House, 1231 Washington Ave., New

Orleans, La.
Fuller, Flora Todd (Mrs. Bert Cornelius), Nu '03.

P. 750 Halsey St., Brooklyn, N . Y .


Gachet, Rochelle Rodd, Pi '09.
P. 1640 Arabella St., New Orleans, La.

Garland, Olive Rosamond, N u '02.
P. Daytona, Fla.

T . 34 Gramercy Park, New York City.

Gaus, Daisy, N u '04.
P. 497 Halsey St., Brooklyn, N . Y .

Gibson, Anna Williamson, Omicron '07.

P. Cor. 7th and Chestnut Sts., Chattanooga, Tenn.

Gillean, Sue Katharine, Pi '03.
P. 1625 Second St., New Orleans, La.

Gimper, Alma Merrow Wilson (Mrs. Earle H . ) , Pi '00.
P. Fond du Lac, Wis.

Glenn, Helen Mildred Lewis, Alpha '04.
P. 33 Forest Ave., Atlanta, Ga.

Gookin, Nina Jackson, Omicron '03.
P. Bristol, Tenn.

Gorman, Frances Bratt (Mrs. Bernard D . ) , Zeta '07.
P. Genoa, Neb.

Gray, Viola Clarke, Zeta '02.
P. 1527 South 23rd St., Lincoln, Neb.

Gresham, Katherine Okey, Omicron '07.
P. Cor. Eleanor and 3rd Sts., Knoxville, Tenn.

T . Barbara Blount Hall, U . of T . , Knoxville, Tenn.

Greve, Dorothy, Omicron '05.
P. 636 Douglass St., Chattanooga, Tenn.

Greve, Harriet Cone, Omicron '06.
P. 636 Douglass St., Chattanooga, Tenn.

Gurley, Helen Torrey, Pi '07. ,
P. Hurst and Webster Sts., New Orleans, La.

Guyol, Carolyn Beauregard, Pi '09.
P. Covington, La.
T . 2925 Coliseum St., New Orleans, La.


Hall, Anne Richardson, Alpha '98.
P. 2615 Forest Ave., Kansas City, M o .

Handy, Josie, Pi '07.
P. 1523 Polymnia St., New Orleans, La.

Harpham, Edna May, Zeta Spec.
P. 1546 South 22nd St., Lincoln, Neb.

Harris, Grace Carolyn, Kappa '06. See Echols.
Hart, Marion Smith, Zeta '09.

P. 1304 L St., Lincoln, Neb.
Hascall, Florence King, N u '02.

P. 110 East 16th St., New York City.
Haynes, Ethel, Zeta '06.

P. 634 South 10th St., Lincoln, Neb.
Henry, Margaret Grote Elliman ( M r s . James Buchanan), A l -

pha '02.
P. Care F. P. Freeman and Co., 25 Broad St., New York

Holden, Eleanor Sanford, Alpha '06.

P. Madison, N . J.
Hopson, W i l l i e Lee, Kappa '06.

P. Quitman, Ga.
Howard, Lillian Alice Catherine, Alpha '06. See Perry.
Howe, Eva Marie, Pi '04.

P. 1627 Josephine St., New Orleans, La.
Hoy, Helen Katharine, Nu '03.

P. 569 Fifth Ave., New York City.
Hughan, Ethel Margaret, Alpha '04.

P. 663 Quincy St., Brooklyn, N . Y .
Hughan, Jessie Wallace, Alpha '98.

P. 663 Quincy St., Brooklyn, N . Y .
Hulbert, Edythe Josephine, Alpha Grad.

P. 64 West 68th St., New York City.


Hurt, Mary Neal, Kappa '09.
P. Charlotte, N . C.
T . R. M . W . C , College Park, Va.

Hurty, Kathleen Elizabeth, Alpha '07.
P. 874 West End Ave., New York City.


Ives, Edith Prescott (Mrs. Frederick Augustus), N u '05.
P. 110 West 123rd St., New York City.

Ivy, Alice Palfrey, Pi '03.
P. 1556 Calhoun St., New Orleans, La.

Johnson, Lucetta Pitney, Alpha '07.

P. Morristown, N . J.
T . 419 West 118th St., New York City.
Jones, Annie Elizabeth, Zeta '07.
P. 1710 B St., Lincoln, Neb.
T . Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Jones, Jennie Florence Preston ( M r s . Benjamin Franklin), A l -

pha ' o i .
P. 67 South Prospect St., South Orange, N . J.
Jones, Mary Eilleen, Kappa '06.
P. Anderson, S. C.
Jordan, Lucretia Howe, Omicron '08.
P. White Ave., Knoxville, Tenn.
Jung, Lillian Marie, Pi '08.
P. 2026 Prytan ia St., New Orleans, La.


King, Edna Browning, Zeta '07.
P. 1723 F St., Lincoln, Neb.

King, Lula Ellis, Zeta '04. See Bigelow.

Lamb, Elise, Kappa '06.

P. Fayetteville, Tenn.
Lay, Sara Emma, Alpha '07.

P. 2137 Fifth Ave., New York City.
Le Gore, Lila Marie, Zeta Spec.

P. 1629 C St., Lincoln, Neb.
Lee, Eugenia Converse, Alpha Spec.

P. Stafford Springs, Conn.
T . 1230 Amsterdam Ave., New York City.


Leland, Fannibelle, Alpha '05. Mo
P. 943 Lexington Ave., New York City. Mo
Lewis, Leonora Roberta, Pi '04. Mu
P. Ocean Springs, Miss. Mu
Loomis, Jean Herring, Alpha '04. See Frame. My
Lyon, Elizabeth Barringer, Pi '07.
P. 602 College St., Clarksville, Tenn. Ne
T . 1209 Fourth St., New Orleans, La. No
M. Nu

McCaw, Marie Agalice, Kappa '08. O'
P. Yorkviile, S. C.
McConnell, Queenie, Omicron '07. Pa

P. 517 Fifth St., Chattanooga, Tenn. Pe
T . Barbara Blount Hall, U . of T . , Knoxville, Tenn. Pe
McEachron, N . Allene, Zeta '05.
P. 2821 North 18th Ave., Omaha, Neb.
McKeen, Helen Josephine, N u '05.
P. 136 Henry St., Brooklyn, N . Y .
Macdonald, Evelyn Blunt, Alpha Spec.
431 Riverside Drive, New York City.
Many, Anna Estelle, Pi '07.

P. 2336 Marengo St., New Orleans, La. Grad.
Marrin, Marie Josephine Ainsworth, Alpha '07.

P. 233 West 45th St., New York City.
Marshall, Frances Worstell (Mrs. Clifton Gregory), N u

P. 155 West 58th St., New York City.
Mathis, lone Augusta, Kappa Spec.

P. 1210 Madison Ave., Memphis, Tenn.
Maxon, Mary, Alpha '08.

P. 239 South Tenth Ave., Mount Vernon, N . Y .
Meader, Bertha Estelle, Pi '99.

P. Asheville, N . C.
Mercier, Adele Mathilde, Pi '02.

P. 932 Carollton Ave., New Orleans, La.
Miller, Emma Jane, N u '07.

P. 127 Riverside Drive, New York City.
Mitchell, Elizabeth Eleanor, Zeta Spec.

P. 1445 G St., Lincoln, Neb.
Moise, Io Leigh Bres ( M r s . Harold Alexander), Pi '00.

P. 2604 Milan St., New Orleans, La.


oore, Martha Wickham, Alpha '02. '98.
P. 7b Passaic Ave., Passaic, N . J.

osher, Jessie May, Zeta '07.
P. 229 South 26th St., Lincoln, Neb.

oss, Elizabeth Jackson, N u '05.
P. 306 East 120th St., New York City.

ullan, Helen St. Clair ( M r s . George Vincent), Alpha
P. University Heights, New York City.

urray, Clara May, Kappa '08.
P. 99 Court St., Memphis, Tenn.

urray, Mary Beatrice, Kappa '07. See Wooley.
ysing, Lily Anna, Pi '09.

P. 1309 Felicity St., New Orleans, La.


elson, Bessie Louise Swan ( M r s . Arthur Mandeville), Alpha '04.
P. 422 Homestead Ave., Mount, Vernon N . Y .

elson, iKatherine Braxton, Kappa '09.
P. Winchester, Ky.

orman, Mary Marguerite, Pi '06.
P. 3811 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, La.

orton, Mildred, Pi '05.
P. 1539 Seventh St., New Orleans, La.

unn, Virginia Lee, Kappa '09.
P. Frankfort, Ky.
T . R. M . W . C , College Park, Va.


'Neill, Laura Isabel, Pi '02.
P. Baldwin, La.


arkerson, May Stirling, Pi '03. '04.
P. 2912 Prytania St., New Orleans, La.

armelee, Florence Mathewson, Zeta '08.
P. 1924 Corby St., Omaha, Neb.
T . 1445 G St., Lincoln, Neb.

eake, Corris Mabel Damon ( M r s . Edmund James), Zeta
P. 516 North 32nd St., Omaha, Neb.

erkins, Ethel Marie, Zeta '09.
P. 1510 South 17th St., Lincoln, Neb.

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