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VOLUME XXXII • NUMBER II
Hilltop Lullabies Ibservations o f a Student
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I You Can't Isolate
the Browns in Time and Space
They Arc of Your Time—Your Children's Neighborhood
-f- THERE are nine children in the Jason it is easily seen that the toll being exacted Brown family. Jason has a had heart— of June by this kind of childhood is cutting mitral stenosis, the diagnosis reads. Jason even deeper than the physical level. Symp-
has tuberculosis also, and asthma. By some toms such as loss of the power of speech and
miracle, Jason continues to be alive. He even
does a little light work about the place. In
fact, except when he is so ill that it is im-
possible for him to be out of bed, he is always
busy at something. But Jason's health is tal-emotional self, inducing distortions in this
both cause and symptom of the debility that permeates the whole family group, both cause and symptom of a level of living so low that it seems almost incredible that life can be maintained on that basis.
With Jason's health as the backdrop, look at some of the other members of the family. For example, there is Jason's wife, Rose, who is thin, worn, dispirited. How could she be otherwise after having given birth to nine children, under conditions of semi-starvation, coupled with ever-increasing responsibilities for her sickly, hungry brood ? Then there is Lucy, sixteen years old, next in line from the eldest. Last spring and summer she had chorea, a condition precipitated apparently by privation, by the strain of caring for a sick aged grandmother and by tasks much too heavy for her young shoulders. She is better now and back in high school; but the attack of chorea cannot be forgotten as an index to her physical and mental stamina. Finally, gown the line of children, we come to June, \vhu is eight. Recently she collapsed at school. Prominent among her symptoms were loss of the power of speech and the use of her legs, 'n so far as a physical basis for these symp- toms could be found, it was nothing more than intestinal parasites and extreme malnu-
trition. In any event, a few weeks at the Hospital, with good general care and enough (u r e a "-v t o satisfy that incredible appetite pf hers, and June was again walking and talk-
inner life that may easily be permanent and very serious in their consequences.
A few months ago, Mrs. Brown inherited a bit of a farm from her mother. For the first time in the family's history, they had a home of their own—two rooms and a lean-to, to be exact, the whole thing old and needing a new roof, but a house nevertheless, in which they had a right to live without asking "the let" of anyone. The few acres of hill land that make up the "farm" have grown count- less crops of corn in their day and their day is past; but again, it means something that the land is their own. Notwithstanding these improvements in their circumstances, with the coming of last spring and summer, hard times only grew harder. At the expense of great effort, they managed to get a few seed pota- toes. As a result of an early drought, they hardly made their seed back. Rose had not only the sick persons in her own household to attend to (Lucy and Jason and, for a part of the time, June) ; but the care of the old grandmother had also devolved Upon her. Rose's "least one" was born in the late winter, so there was the young baby to look after.
After she and Oma, the eldest daughter, had spent the time required by all these cares, they and the younger children did the little that they could toward trying to make a garden and a corn crop. When the mule up and died, these efforts became even more ineffective. Occasionally during crop time Rose or Oma
, n g- Incidentally, she gained weight at the hired out by the dav, but there wasn't much
rate of about four pounds a week while she w as at the hospital! But, the point is that this combination of physical and mental symptoms
only signify how heavy is the toll that Privation is exacting of young June. 'Tis bad e n o u gh to pay for such privation by a weakened, vulnerable physical body—and there C a n ') e no doubt that June's physical equip-
e n t is suffering permanent impairment. But,
such work to be had ; and in these parts, a wom- an's pay for hoeing corn is only fifty to seventy-five cents a day and dinner. Finally, in desperation, they borrowed $30.00. which they were able to do only by giving a mort- gage on the farm. With the $30.00 and the little bit of "stuff" they were able to grow in the garden, they managed to exist through the summer.
loss of the use of her limbs, symptoms whose basis in this case were obviously mental and emotional, can only mean that deprivation is creating profound disturbances in June's men-
assigned to work on a sewing project. That job has finally been obtained and Rose will start work as soon as one o r two technicalities are complied with. I t is not an ideal arrange- ment. Rose will have to walk six miles to get to her work, with a mountain to cross and with much of the way in the creek. She will have to leave home before daylight and get back after dark. When the weather gets really bad, she very likely won't be able to make the grade. Only desperation could advise her attempting it, but the situation is desperate.
IPIn recent months the family has had a
regular income, an income to the tune of $8.00
a month. Oma earns that at a job provided
by the NYA. Very recently the amount has
been increased to $10.00 a month. N Y A jobs
are, ofcourse, designed forthebenefitofthe
young people w h o have come o f working age
during th e depression, th e young folk w h o
have had little or no chance of employment.
The income is intended chiefly for the young
persons themselves, not as a relief measure
for the families of these young persons. The
idea would seem a constructive one; and who And $22.00 a month (foreleven days' work, could call these earnings lavish? But, in that is) is a chance not to be lightly passed
Oma's case, she keeps practically nothing f o r her personal use, except, o f course, f o r an occasional bitof clothing. This she must have if she is to carry on with her job. Since the timewhenthe$30.00wasusedup,Oma's$8.00 a month has "kept" the family. Can one be surprised that feeding young June when she was in the hospital was like putting food into a bottomless pit?
Jason and Rose did not ask us to help them. The nurse on the district knew that matters were bad with them; but so long as folk keep a stiff upper lip, as Jason and Rose did,they manage to cover up the evi- dences of extreme want. It was the "attack" that June had at school which finally brought things out in the open. . . . W e haven't "saved" the Jason Brown's yet. I dare not try to esti- mate how much time, skill, patience and money it would take to "save" them. And w ho would be bold enough to say that it would be humanly possible to undo all the damage that has been done to those nine children by this precarious, barren, hunger-ridden, hand- to-mouth existence?
That is not to say that we have stood by
and done nothing. Our first and most imme-
diate concern w as, o f course, June. Hospital-
ization seemed the best solution for the acute
phase of her difficulties. The result of that
step has already been described. T h e next
thing w as to t r y to supplement Oma's earn-
up when one's finances are at so low an ebb as are the finances of the Browns. Mean- time, we hope and plan that Rose will be able to spend some of the nights of those days when she is working with kin folk or friends, and so save herself some o f those trips o f twelve miles a day. It is hard not to be pessimistic, however, when one learns that she has recently had to spend a week in bed be- cause she strained her back when getting out coal. (Yes, I really mean that she was digging coal out o f the hillside—thus is coal obtained in this part of the world, and the getting is "puore work.") T o tell the truth, I grow so pessimistic that I would like to forget that WPA joband find some other way to increase the Browns' income; but with weeks and weeks of thinking I have still not found that otherway.
ings, so that the food supply might be more
adequate. The exchequer was very low, but centrally located for the whole group, would
in the course of the past few weeks we have managed to squeeze o u t $15.00 that could be spared f o r the Browns' food budget. Then, we practically emptied o u r clothes cupboard and made one special (and successful) appeal in behalf of the Browns' nakedness. For the grown-ups and the girls, the results were pretty good. T h e boys fared less well. T h e problem o f shoes w as getting to be a night- mare, until Alpha Tau Chapter turned up with a gift of $5.50 forthe "shoe fund" which promptly became a "Brown shoe fund" and produced three pairs of shoes for the most bare of those eleven pairs of practically bare feet. Wealso foundtwo pairs ofusableshoes among our clothing supplies; and we still have an eagle eye on the boxes that come, in the hope of finding shoes that will fit the next-neediest feet. About this time Alpha T a u sent us, also, an elegant collection of kitchen utensils, and Rose's kitchen got several new pots and pans. Simultaneously with these var- ious negotiations, we were laying siege to the local W P A office in an effort to get Rose
also reduce the amount of bad travel which Oma now has to do.
And so i t goes. O n e explores every avenue that offers the possibility of relief: some of them produce results, some o f them do not. The sum total of one's efforts to relieveim- mediate, urgent need seems all too meagre in the face of the whole problem; and yet with need so pressing, anything to reduce such stark want is better than nothing. And, per- haps, most worthwhile o f th e things that one can do is to allow Rose and Jason the ex- perience of knowing that there are thosewho sense the meaning and weight of their burden and whose impulse is to share it. Meantime, underlying everything that one attempts Hi relation to the imperative needs of the pres- ent is th e realization that th e problems of these eleven human beings do not begin or end with this family.
The story of the beginnings of this kind of problem in this kind of country is, of course, almost endless, and endlessly com- plex. Except that it is a part of the present
Our f u r t h e r occupations
the Browns' affairs have been: An attempt, only just now successful, to get a small stu- dentloanforLucy,sothatshecanhavethe necessary school supplies and more adequate clothing. W e are also trying to get, from among the clothing made in the WPA sewing projects, some garments to reduce the shiver- ing among the four small boys. W e shall get it eventually I think, but the WPA moves in slow and mysterious ways. W e have also concerned ourselves, though ineffectively to date, with the location of the NYA project on which Oma is working, which, were it more
i n connection with
and will be a part of the future, we might relegate it to the past. But what of the fu- ture ? Probably most significantly this: Unless there is radical fundamental, thorough-going change in the circumstances under which the Brown family lives, at least some of those
who are now children of that family are going to grow up to be immature, unstable, fear-ridden adults, overwhelmed by the re- sponsibilities o f adulthood, beaten at the begin- ning of the race; social problems within them- selves, creating new social problems through the families they may establish. June's hys- teria, Lucy's chorea— are they n o t a forecast of the future? The stuff of which human beings are made is so unpredictable that we
are justified in hoping that at least some o f the nine youngsters will grow up to be fairly normal, fairly adequate adults, in spite o f the strain and uneasiness that have gone into their childhood. But, for some of them, the pattern is already clear. W e can mitigate the circumstances that are making f o r mal- adjustment, yes; but is there any real solution
of the problem of the Browns except pre- yention? I,forone,donotknow. Ofthis,1 am sure, however. The problems of the pres- ent are, among other things, the background of some problems of the future. The Browns
cannot be isolated i n terms o f time.
To see the Browns in true perspective, 1 doubt i f they can be isolated in terms o f space either. Is it not to be seen, in this connection,
ever result in a quality o f life, i n widespread
quality o f living, such as will make th e Jason
Hrown's dilemma an impossibility. Is not the
demand rather for the imagination, forthe
sensitivity, for the courage to recognize human
suffering for what it is? Could it be that could do in Kentucky! A long way from ° f f m E a s t e r n Kentucky is primarily that you and printed wrords don't rouse you, per- 9* adding to the stock of human understand- haps, but years may bring thenj close to you. ing, the stock of intelligent awareness of The Jason Browns don't stay in Kentucky—
that situations so extreme as that presented by
the Browns can exist only when much of the
same kind of privation, the same kind of
wretched, empty living is happening all one" are six of the Jason Brown's nine. Paul,
around? Perhaps it is only because there is
so much privation, here and elsewhere, that
we grow callous enough to endure the
knowledge that there are lives so bitterly poor,
so empty of everything except the struggle
ot keeping body and soul together. O n the lasts f o r other hand, it cannot be that callousness will
t f »ngs as they are and as they enter into and make or unmake the lives of individual human
they come out, broken people whose minds and morals can only work havoc in a society which requires stability. So complex and so interwoven are our lives that we cannot af- ford to neglect the slums o f o u r country any more than we can afford to leave the "slums
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Every word published in each issue o f T o RAGM.V IS read at least twice by the editor,
bv TUS j e n ""possible to read these words of our cities unheeded. Out of both come the
in v borrow, our Social Service worker thrntn t U AC k y * W i t h a d e a r ^ a n d a r e , a x e d
warped, diseased, restless, haunted men and women who bring heartbreak to the healthy world which has considered them too remote to matter.
Parcel Post should be addressed Bland Mor- row, Wendover, Ky.; freight or express, Bland Morrow, c/o Frontier Nursing Service, Haz- ard, Ky.
min.it g a i n a n d a -a i n throughtheeditor's run words hy R er
O j °S Bauson—
^ne dollar spent f o r lunch lasts five hours.
spent for a necktie
weekj lasts five
d llars spent tor a ca Iasts five months ° P
five ,! d o l 'ar spent for an automobile lasts Jp >ears.
Sarah, Lucy, Thomas, June, Paul and the "least Sarah and the baby, look to you for help.
One dollar spent in the service of God
One dollar spent f o r water power or rail road grade lasts five generations.
You have the privilege o f spending a dollar, yea, even twenty-fivecents for Eternity,for with funds enough what a glorious job we
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Observations of a Student
By BETTK P A I N E , Zeta
To DRAGMA is the journal of Alpha (hm- cron Pi; opinions and observations ex- pressed in this or other articles that are controversial may or may not reflect the opinions of those concerned with editorial policies of the magazine. Sincere expres- sions of convictions arc always ivelcome.— //'. 5. L.
I"NFORTUNATELY, here in Germany, 1 do not receive To DRAGMA and 1 miss the quar- terly edition which in the past three years I have always read. But in thinking about it, it occurred to me that probably some of the experiences and things I have seen, might prove to be of interest to readers. 1 shall not go into a detailed discussion on the beauty to be found in the Cologne Cathedral, or sim- ilar famous tourist spots in Germany. I think that there are things here in Germany which in the present state of affairs will prove to be more interesting reading. I have another
reason for wishing to write in the following
I came over with a group of eleven students and for three glorious weeks we made a bi- cycle tour of Germany. Allof you who know Germany, the beauty to be found on the Rhine, in the Bavarian Alps, the Schwarzwald and finally Berlin, can imagine how enjoyable it was. To you who don't know Germany, I suggest such a bicycle tour. It offers such, a fine opportunity to see not only the large cities, but also the quaint little out-of-the-way villages which are so intriguing and which
manner and on the following subjects, for I constitute the real Germany. Since it was so recently received articles concerning Germany, in keeping with the spirit of the entire group
taken from American newspapers* and I am and as we were not the best-dressed tourists thoroughly provoked with their contents, and in Europe, we remained over night in the
in any way I can, I want to give an unbiased Youth Hostels. These are, one might say, and perhaps truer account of affairs here; Youth Hotels, constructed for the German
things as I have seen them and as I feel they youth, who make so many tours over the
really are. May I assure all those members country in order that they may learn to know of AOII who read this that it is in no way every province, and custom of all parts of
propaganda for or against Germany in the their country. Those who stay in these Youth present political state. However, after being Hostels, or "Jugend Herbergen," as they are
here five months, I think I have learned a good deal. One can, by not saying much and being a good listener.
called, are by no means only the young people, belonging to the so-called Youth Movement,
These elaborately dressed men be- long to The Stu-
ing at the Uni- versity of Heidel- berg is typical of
build- architecture at
hut come from all ranks of the German people.
The young workman sits next to the young
student, college boy next to boarding-school
were more amazed at the number of creams and salves these foreigners saw fit to carry. We, who could speak German, had only to remind these German Madels that we were not accustomed to peddling fifty or sixty miles per day, and that sometimes one's muscles
tendered some objection in the first few days of their strenuous treatment, therefore the salves and creams. I purposely avoid the is- sue of how difficult it was to explain the why and wherefore of so many face creams. I think that is one weakness on our part that the present-day German girls will never quite
There are now approximately 2,000 Youth Hostels spread over Germany. In 1935, seven million young people spent the night in these
hostels. May I add that the Youth Hostel is not a commercial institution. Their object is to offer sleeping accommodations to young
One of rny keenest memories of the Youth as modern as the newer ones, have an at-
mosphere of history and romance which is in- triguing. Naturally, as a result of the recent world crisis the building of these shelters has slowed down. But the crisis in Germany could not stop the young Germans from wan- dering on their week-ends and holidays, and now since the organization of the Hitler Ju- gend, the financial situation is better and the
can girl would, proceeded very daintily to the
wash room, with wash cloth, soap, and several
nondescript looking receptacles (those which Youth Hostel movement is being carried on. J*e found weathered the trip in the knap-sack
*?es0. which we always opened to the pro-
•ound amazement of the German girls. They
And so through the Youth Hostels, student "austauschdienst" and the well-known friend- liness and hospitality of the German people, eleven American students will carry the re-
boy, boys ami girls together. The "Herbergs-
vater und Mutter" keep an eye on everything people as cheaply as possible. They count on
and provide food for the wanderers, unless self-help. There are no porters, chamber-
they prefer, and they often do, to prepare their maids, or waiters. Everyone must look after
<>\vn meals. The beds or "bunks" are usually his own wants and see that the place is left in
built in pairs, one above the other, in ship- good order for the next comers. They are board style. Each traveler has his own muslin very simple, but very modern. There are also
sleeping-sack, and washrooms are neat and Youth Hostels in old castles, city bastions, clean and for the most part, ultra-modern. cloisters and farmhouses, and these, while not
Hostel is the morning and evening rush in the wash rooms. We were, of cotirse, very ob- viously foreigners, not only because our lan- guage made it evjdent, but also from our entirely different approach to the daily task °» washing. We, as I presume every Ameri-
port of their pleasant experience to America. Nine of the group had to leave Germany and return to school this fall, but two of us have remained. The other is ray friend and sorority sister in Zeta Chapter, Elfrieda Stauss. We came over together and while she is staying longer, and I must go home at Christmas, I envy her. Everyone has been so pleasant to us in Germany, and we have had such a wonderful and rare opportunity to learn a lit- tle from the inside of the recent, and shall I say, ever-present European crisis, that our one regret is that such things must come to an end.
I promised myself that I would speak of the European crisis. I am sure that there is no necessity to explain the term. The situation of the civil war in Spain only serves to prove how tense things are over here. Unfortunately, German newspapers are no clearer on the sub- ject than the American or English papers, but one fact is evident to all, and that is that the whole revolution is the work of commu- nists, who have, and shall continue to, unless wiped out completely from the face of the earth, jeopardize the peace of all nations. However, that that association between the war in Spain and the National Socialistic party of Germany should be made, is utterly absurd. American newspapers not only insinu- ate that such is the case, but they also have no qualms about stating it as a fact. During my stay here I have by no manner of means become a Nazi, nor has anyone tried to con- vince me to that way of thinking, but it seems only natural to argue somewhat in their favor when I read the erroneous accounts appearing in our newspapers. According to them, every- thing here in Germany is in such a state of upheaval and oppression that the American citizen is given a bloody and altogether false idea of the situation. Olympic visitors will support me in my observations; Germany out- did herself in her hospitality to foreign visi- tors this past summer, but it was not a show, it was the real spirit of the German people which prompted their actions.
Personally, I feel sorry for the German peo- ple, in so far as, now when they have every right to be counted as one of the nations of the world, they are shunned because of false propaganda. It seems unfortunate to me that the magazines and newspapers that contain such propaganda cannot be made to see the harm they are doing, not only the nation of Germany,' but her youth. Her young people, who were born during the war, have known nothing from the outside world but slander and disdain of their country.
Possibly the most interesting thing in Ger- many at present is the cooperation of the people with "der Fuhrer." It is actual co- operation and springs from an inborn desire for well-being and "gemiitlichkeit," which is the inheritance of the German people. They believe that "der Euhrer" has their own inter- est at heart and not merely the aggrandizement of the nation or his own personal aggression. He is their leader, and it is true they are more than willing to follow his command. And he has proven to them that such commands are made only for their own good. Hitler has
proposed several new plans to the people dur- ing my stay here. I have heard his speeches and read his articles, and they contain nothing that could be misconstrued to mean anything but the best for Germany. It is true that his plan for rebuilding their nation asks for their cooperation, and this cooperation in turn re- quires labor, manual labor, conservation and a firm belief in their own future. However, the American people seem to be able to think of Hitler only as a dictator. They forget he is also a German. They refuse to remember the good things he has done for his country and they find it possible only to misunder- stand his deeds, and the newspapers seem to revel in mistranslating his speeches. At home I was never aware of this narrowness of thought. I considered Hitler a "boggie" to Germany and the world, and a man who sought only personal power. In other words, I believed what I read with too little knowl- edge of political and diplomatic affairs. I allowed myself to be swayed whichever way the newspapers saw fit to present the situation. And now, after having been here in the country which, for the past fifteen years, has occupied the attention of the world, I have an entirely different outlook on the whole European situation. Truthfully, I can't say that it is a feeling of positive and unquestion- able agreement with everything as it now stands, but I must say that it is an entirely different view than that which our newspapers present.
Over here I have had, at my disposal, the London Times, a thoroughly unbiased, un- prejudiced paper, which fact may be accounted for by the conservative English people to whom it speaks. Many times I have read Hitler's speches in German, and then in Eng- lish as printed in the Times. I found them translated exactly, no word misplaced so as to give an entirely different meaning, and most important of all, no editorial comment injected into the news articles whatsoever, no matter what situation was in question. In other words, a straightforward account from which the reader could formulate his own opinion. Not so with the American news- papers ! From the information contained in them I am surprised my mother doesn't cable that I should come home immediately. To, be sure no one in his right mind could say that all is peaceful, quiet and without dis- turbance in Europe—the civil war in Spain, the strikes in Paris and London, the state- ment from the King of Belgium regarding that country's future neutrality, the constant menace of Red Russia and recent war between Italy and Ethiopia—all those facts cannot be overlooked, denied or in any way considered signs of a peaceful Europe. But what is unjust is the bitter grudge held against Germany, the constant stream of insinuating and destructive remarks, such as appear in our newspapers. Too often, because a correspondent has per- haps braved the wilds of Ethiopia to get the news that Italy is winning the war through i.) his readers in America, he becomes a hero and thereafter, whatever he writes has the stamp of authority and must be believed. But when such untrue information such as the
following is allowed to appear in print, when German fliers; if he had gone so far as to it is quite obviously the wild conjecture of a give hypothetical names, he would have found hair-brained correspondent, in such cases I himself in considerable danger, not from the
should think that every level-headed American Spanish rebels but from a suit of libel. Be- would become skeptical. But no, we believe cause of Germany's perfect check on every because this particular correspondent is always one of their countrymen and everyone residing right, and we are never shocked to learn more in their country, it would have been impos- concerning German aggression. The follow- sible for him to give out false names. One
ing are a few statements from the article of which I speak:
"Rebels Gains Due to Nazis"
"The insurgent success has been made possible by just one factor—the power of General Francisco Franco's German air fleet." . . ."This writer has been able to solve the mystery of Caceres, General Franco's headquarters, a mystery that has sent every American and French corre- spondent who has learned the answer to jail here, or led to being held and per- mitted to send only censored dispatches."
would only have to investigate the Anmeldung reports for their verification. This is an ad" mirable check and double check system which Germany has. Although after standing for two hours in a Berlin police office to get my- self properly registered here, I can't be too sympathetic. But in such cases as verifying who is where and what he is doing, it is extremely valuable. One must give one's name, home address, business, and religion for these reports; also the names and birth dates of one's parents, how long one is to stay in Germany (province or city in quest-
ion), and one's business there. My friend and I found it a piece of annoying and unneces- sary red tape, but I can see its value.
Such captivity was not the case with our
friend who wrote this bit of unconceited news.
To me the fact that he admitted there was
danger (if there was) connected with his mis- newspaper clippings concerning Germany I sion, is enough to make me skeptical in the
first place. To continue with this master- piece of propaganda:
"The secret is that Caceres has been made into a gigantic air base, filled with German aviators, who go out mornings to bomb Madrid and its loyalist defenders and who drive off the loyalist planes that have hampered the insurgent advance. The writer has seen ten huge, green German bombers and seventeen pursuit planes take off for action. . . . So carefully guarded is Caceres that the German aviators make no pretense of wearing Spanish uniforms and they clamber into their planes and take off openly. . . . The German pilots, dressed in white, are staying at the Hotel
have many such pieces of propaganda and I cite one more, in order to point out what un- truths are contained therein. The following, I am sorry to say, appeared in the Daily Nebraskan, the newspaper of the student body of the University of Nebraska. I have written the editor a letter in which I pointed out his error, one of mistranslation.
First, he states, in an editorial headed "Warning" that "Hitler widened the war- breach between Nazi Germany and Soviet Rus- sia by declaring Germany would be 'over- whelmingly prosperous' i f the Reich possessed the fertile farm lands and ores of the Soviet." From such a statement what would the average reader draw as a conclusion? Naturally, the
conclusion that Hitler is looking forward to that time when Germany is strong enough to invade Russia and add part, if not all, of the Soviet, to her possessions. The speech of "der Fuhrer" to which this editor refers, was made in Nuremburg of the occasion of
Alvarez where they eat at a huge table in
the center of the dining room, watched by
awed townsfolk. . . . The writer took his
life in his hands and asked to see the list
of guests in order to get the names of the
German fliers. He was told that none of the 1936 National Socialistic party Congress. It the Germans had signed the register."
And so it goes on. I hold this article up
as an example of anti-German propaganda
because it is evidently untrue in its facts.
. I can't say I am an authority on the militar-
istic movements of Germany. As a matter of
tact as a foreigner, I am naturally in no posi-
»on to know. But on the other hand, I do head in perfect understanding of the whole know that when the author saw ten German German "dictatorship." I would not venture bombers and seventeen pursuit planes in Spain so far as to correct Mr. Levine if I didn't °e was suffering from terrific shellshock, or feel sure I could give the exact translation of j» equivalent. In the first place, German Hitler's statement. It is as follows: "If the
°ornbers are not green, they are light gray.
hen again, German planes have always been "J 5>pain. The mail lines of the famous Ger-
Ural, with its immense richdom of raw mate- rials, Siberia with its rich forests, the Ukraine with her immeasurable grainfields, if all these
man Lufthansa have always charted their were situated in Germany, they would swim th° LA m e r ' c a n '"ail flights over Spain and in prosperity under the national socialistic
jney nave a direct mail line to Lisbon. But government. We would produce. Every Ger-
ambers and pursuit planes have not been in man would have more than enough to live on,
^Pam in the last six months on the business but in Russia the population of those wide tha?S t!I S t 'n g r e b e ' s - Our correspondent states regions starve, because a bolshevistic govern-
"at he couldn't discover the names of these
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In my small library of recent American
is true that he did use the above words but not in this sense or in this order. Unfortu- nately, Mr. Levine, 1936 student editor of the Daily Nebraskan, grossly misunderstood or mistranslated that excerpt" from Adolf Hitler's speech. And it is such innocent misinterpreta- tions and such detailed word misplacements that cause the American public to nod its wise
Anne Jeter Nichols, Secretary, Asks You to Become An Asset
in Alumnae Year
1. Alumnae Chapters ( 4 8 )
Paid-up Members 2. Members-at-large
3. Alumnae active but not
4. Other Alumnae
2 0 0 6,944
1. Lack of time
2. Too many other activities
3. Lack of money
4. Fraternity is only for undergraduates
-4- ALPHA OMICRON P I has been looking at its balance sheet for this, our Alumnae Year, and has been checking its assets and liabilities
in order to realize fully the potentialities of its resources. The Alumnae balance sheet is heavy with assets—approximately 8,000 of them, for every alumna is an asset. Alpha Omicron Pi has over 8,000 associate members
AOII mothers and children frolic at Los Angeles meeting when Mrs. Martin Adams and Warren; Mrs. Kenneth Pingrec and Joan; Mrs. Spurgeon Finney and Carleen, and Master Dee Striff, son of Mrs. Harlan Striff, got together.
—8,000 women with college-trained minds, 8,000 women engaged in every type of activity —business, the professions, home. Eight thou- sand women with one tie in common—Alpha Omicron Pi. These are our alumnae assets.
of character development on the college cam- puses, it seems to me that the fraternity setup is by far the best for the purposes that it sets itself to achieve." We need our alumnae for this work. Do it in Alumnae Year!
In the Alumnae Chapters opportunities for profitable investment are many. In the first place, contact with people of different inter- ests is broadening; interchange of ideas with those of similar interests helpful and satis-
Are You A n AOII Asset or Liability?
But these assets—our alumnae interest and fying. You will enjoy the program and the
support—must be wisely invested, and what
does AOII have to offer? An organization
rooted in the colleges and universities, quick-
ened by the viewpoints of members from every
section of the country, enriched by mature
women, enlivened by college youth—all inter-
woven by the fundamental of friendship. Can
you find any other organization that has all
these things to recommend it to investors?
In it are opportunities for innumerable chan- in rural social service and AOII is carrying
nels of activity. If you are interested in
young people, we have about 1,000 of them
in active chapters. Working with them will
assure your keeping a youthful point of view United States. We need your interest and and will give you the chance to promote AOII's support for this work. Give it during Alum- program for supplementing formal academic nae Year!
education by careful guidance and direction of the individual student. Dr. Mary Alice Jones, who has written her thesis on the "Women's College Fraternity as an organiza- tion influencing character development," says: "So far as I have been able to determine, in what I tried to make a careful analysis of all the organizations working in the field
If you are not near an active or an alum- nae chapter you are none the less an asset. You can invest your interest by reading To DRAGMA and keeping in touch with your active chapter through your alumnae secre- tary. You can invest your support by payment of your annual alumnae dues, contributions to National Work and subscribing to your na-
social hours together and find happiness in the constructive projects of the chapter. We need our alumnae actively supporting the fraternity through organized groups. Join an Alumnae Chapter in Alumnae Y ear.
If your interest is in social service, what more thrilling project could you find than AOII's Social Service Department in the Ken- tucky Mountains? Bland Morrow is a pioneer
on an educational program there that will be of inestimable value not only to that particu- lar section of the country but to the entire
JANUARY, 1937 11
tional magazines through the Central Office. with dog-eared text books, dance programs, We need our alumnae member-at-large that light rules and all things collegiate. And yet
AOII may be a complete working unit. Give it your support during Alumnae Y ear!
Think of the immense constructive force in- herent in a group of 8,000 trained women vitally concerned in one program. The Na- tional Objectives for Alumnae Year include: (1) Every member aware of the fraternity as an important factor in the American edu- cational system and alert to her responsibility as a college and fraternity woman to be in- formed about and share in its constructive growth. ( 2 ) Doubling of paid-up alumnae
membership in 1935-36. ( 3 ) Realization of National Work budget of $3,000 by contribu- tion from every alumna. ( 4 ) T o DRAGMA read by every alumna. ( 5 ) Commission on one magazine subscription from every alumna. These are our immediate aims for Alumnae Year. Help us to reach everyone of these objectives on Alumnae Day at Convention— the climax to Alumnae Year.
But AOII has its liabilities, too. A glance at the balance sheet shows that only 13 per cent of our alumnae are active in AOII. What has happened to the other 87 per cent? Per- haps—to carry out our analogy—they are
frozen assets. What are these liabilities which we must arrange to cancel from the books during Alumnae Year? The first one that gleams in the red column is / have too many other activities; I'm still interested but 1 haven't time for AOII. Of course, we are all busy; useful and happy lives demand it; we wouldn't have it any other way. Two or three hours spent at an alumnae meeting once a month wouldn't devastate the routine of the busiest of us though. Evaluate your outside activities and see if AOn doesn't offer attrac- tions well worth a little extra time. Those of
you who have children would find the baby
welcoming a chance to be with someone else
for awhile so that he can practice a new trick
to surprise you with. Husbands don't mind
being alone occasionally. Put AOIT on your
calendar f o r Alumnae Y ear. The next liability
is lack of money. If the depression has
suspected, as seems to be the case, that it was
decidedly unwelcome and hied itself off, per-
haps that particular liability is no longer seri-
ous, because AOII alumnae dues are small. It
is necessary for the carrying on of our alum-
nae work that we have funds, of course, but
B is just as important that AOII have your
•Merest and support in other ways. By all means
Pay your dues if you can, but don't let lack
°f money mean lack of active interest. In-
cidentally, one thing every member can do is
your fraternity experience is based on friend- ship with girls in AOn—there is nothing rah- rah or sophomoric about that. These college friends have developed and broadened during the years as you have; their interests have kept pace with yours. AOn has friendships to give you now just as it did in college days.
We need to overcome these liabilities. Make the balance sheet for the end of Alumnae Year, 8,000 Alumnae Assets wisely invested in Alpha Omicron Pi.
-+- ACCORDING to Amy Bernard, AOn repre- sentative on the Board of Directors, the New York City Panhellenic is inaugurating a new service to its members this year, which will be particularly helpful to the fraternity women newly arrived in New York, who are
looking f o r jobs.
The New York City Panhellenic has en-
deavored through the years, since its forma- tion in 1928, to build a strong, cooperative or- ganization which will bind its members more closely together, and at the same time will broaden the scope of their contacts and activi- ties.
With this in mind, the programs of the monthly supper meetings this year are devoted to talks by fraternity women who have achieved success in their own particular fields. These talks are designed not only to give a picture of the business itself but also the qualifications necessary to enter this field. These meetings, regularly attended by approx- imately 100, are held the third Monday of each month in the City Panhellenic Lounge at Beekman Tower, 3 Mitchell Place; tele-
phone, Eldorado 5-7300. Genevieve Reed, the hostess, is always present when the lounge is open, which is from 12to 6 p. m. on Mon- day, Wednesday and Saturday, and 12 to 9 p. m. on Thursday and Friday.
The average college girl coming to New York is in search of a job, and the experience of other fraternity women who have found places f o r themselves here will be valuable to this girl. We, therefore, have appointed a Standing Committee on V ocational Counsel which will meet once a month, or upon ap- pointment, to advise the girls seeking help. There are on file, at Panhellenic headquarters,
York Panhellenic Offers Vocational Guidance and
missions from periodicals go to our Social ervice Work—that is one way you can help nancially if your exchequer is exceedingly
ticularly those specializing in college women; where they are located; the type of job they have to offer; the fees asked, et cetera. We are classifying our membership according to profession. I f a girl—particularly interested in, let us say, home economics—comes to us
order her magazines through the Central Of-
uce a n d urge her friends to do so. Com- names of reputable employment agencies, par-
e a n - .One alumna has given us over $15 in
°rnmissions annually, f o r several years, at no
xjra cost to herself. Another liability is that
eption that the fraternity is for to help her, we can turn to the members
that it should be left behind
already established in that field, for guidance.
In addition to the monthly supper meetings,
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able as it has been brief, began when she in- terviewed a film executive at the Baker Hotel in Dallas. He turned the tables on her and told her she should be on the screen.
She did nothing about it until her Memphis aunt, Mrs. Jones, took her grandson to Cali- fornia last February. Unable to leave the pa- per at the time, Miss Tallichet followed in March.
She didn't follow up her contact there, but was lunching with friends at Paramount Stu- dio, when she was seen by an official who asked her if she wanted a job. She accepted it—in the publicity department.
Kappa Omicron and student in school,
Nu Kappa, was
popular and pretty, but not the exotic type she
-4- MARGARET TAI.LICHET, recent Southwestern co-ed, today became a leading contender
for the most coveted role in filmland.
On his last night's broadcast, Walter YViu- chell, keyhole columnist, said that Miss Talli- chet is scheduled for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in the Selznick-United Artist produc- tion of Margaret Mitchell's talked-of novel,
Gone With the Wind.
Winchell's statement brought a denial from United Artists to Associated Press that such an assignment has been made. The studio which is publicizing a "talent search" to find a Southern girl for the role, said that Miss Tal- lichet, however, does appear in a small part in the Janet (iaynor-Frederic March picture, "A Star Is Born," to be released early next year.
From other sources, however, The Press- Scimitar has learned that Miss Tallichet is at least being considered for the Scarlett O'Hara role, for which most of the famous actresses of Hollywood have been suggested.
She has been given tests f o r the picture, and George Cukor, who will direct the film, has taken a special interest in the former South- western girl's possibilities.
Miss Tallichet entered Southwestern as a freshman in 1931, remaining through her sophomore year. Mrs. R. Lewis Jones, 1039 Lamar, is her aunt.
A native of Dallas, Miss Tallichet completed her college education there in Southern Meth- odist University, and afterward became as- sistant society editor of the Dallas Times-Her- ald. From there she went to the Dallas Morn- ing News as society editor.
Her film career, which has been as remark-
"Gone with the Wind" was named after a line in I a little poem by Ernest Dawson. The book has struck the fancy of a greater number of readers than any other recent American novel. Its his- torical facts are unquestioned; its characterise- i tions and narrative splendid. Now the public wants to know what happened to Scarlett. Mar- garet Mitchell says she left her at the end of the
Since then her entrance into the acting phase of the movies has seemed inevitable. Gail Patrick, AZ Paramount player on a recent vis- it in Memphis, revealed that Miss Tallichet had attracted the attention of Carole Lom- bard, Paramount star, who practically made her her protege. Others similarly saw the girl's possibilities, with the result that she was tested, has been given her first small part, and now breaks forth as a possible Scarlett O'Hara of the screen.
Miss Tallichet was a member of Alpha Orrn- cron Pi at Southwestern, was a "straight-A student, and took part in Southwestern dra-
L e a d i n g C h a r a c t e r i n " G o n e W i t h t h e W i n d , " B e s t S e l l i n g N o v e l C o m - i n g t o M a r g a r e t T a l l i c h e t ,
matics. She has numerous friends here, with whom she keeps in touch.
Her friends here are not surprised at her speedy entrance into films, and believe she is just the type for the O'Hara role. She has dark brown hair, is about five feet four, with gray-blue eyes. She has an unusually fine speaking voice, .Southern, but not broadly so.
Popular with men and girls alike in Mem-
phis, she stood out for her individuality, dis-
playing an independence of conventional dress
that many remember. She is described by her
friends as naturally brilliant, and with a beau-
tiful, strong face.—Memphis Press-Scimitar. search and gives an impartial interpretation
based on study.
Mary FJlen Chase's new book is This
Etigland (Macmillan). Some years have passed since Miss Chase has given us a book of informal essays. This reader still main- tains, Mary Peters notwithstanding, that she is best in essays. This England is a delight- ful presentation of English weather, living and people, written in a vein of humor that seldom shows in her novels and reminiscent of The Golden Asse and Other Essays. A sojourn in England gave time and inspira- tion for the essays and they are based on experiences with the writer's own warm front
and cold back!
The January issue of Delineator has a short story entitled Cap'n Pratt, Boarder, authored by Virginia Howell Chase who, according to the editor's postscript, wishes to reap her own laurels though she is the sister of a well- known novelist. Maine and Minnesota AOII's should be quick to recognize and reward Vir- ginia for her story is worthy of it. This is her first effort in that field, though she has written in others. Elizabeth Ring (T), re-
viewed her The Writing of Modem Prose (Henry Holt & Co.) in the December issue of the Maine Alumnus. A teacher, Virginia, included the literary efforts of her pupils as well as those of well-known authors. This
has been signed Virginia Chase Perkins. Alternative
BY BETTY JANE OSWALD, Pi Delta I've felt the pain of tlie throbby rain
On the tipsily gleaming roofs.
C l a i m s M e m p h i s N e w s p a p e r s
Books by Gamma Alpha O's Are Many
-4- THE fall and winter book lists bear the I've watched the night inarch out of sight titles of several books by Gamma AOH's. On noisy, ticking hoofs.
No need to tell you again about Old Ashburn I've seen, like glass on the grown grass
Place by Margaret Flint. It is in book form, The deiv, and I've loved its sheen.
published by Dodd Mead. I have heard the sigh of a xvind-swept shore,
Then there is Cash Relief by Joanna C. Of the sea, deep-ridged and green. Colcord, Russell Sage Foundation. Miss I have lived a score of years or more Colcord is no novice in social service ad- And I've never been content
ministration and her book sets forth that ^ s h relief is much superior to commissary orders in large cities giving mass relief. She draws on the experiences of Baltimore, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, New X°rk, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and San Fran- cisco for her facts. Cash relief gives more respect to the needy and shows no evidence °t being costlier than "relief order" dole. *"is is no book of propaganda or recommen- dation. It presents facts found through re-
With the pulsing me that seems to be A hot-bed of dissent.
I've tried to find the peace of mind That makes the weakest strong
And evermore I'm seeking for The right to sing my song.
But if the tide should be denied, If stemmed my seeking heart With foolish pride, I'll sin inside And just be damned to art!
-4- A T every district or national convention, the roundtable discussions prove to be, next to the social contacts, the most important
part of the meeting. During the remainder of Alumnae Year we will conduct an Alumna- Seminar in the pages of To DRAGMA, bringing to you the experiences and theories of chap- ters and individuals in alumnae contact.
LaRue Crosson spoke at the Atlantic Dis- trict Convention alumnae roundtable, conducted by Helen Cleaves, District Alumnae Superin- tendent. Her informal address was so full of suggestions worth following that it is pre- sented as an introduction to other sections of the seminar on Alumna; Chapters.
WHEN I WAS ASKED to speak of my "fifteen years' experience in metropolitan alumnae chap- ters," I felt not only venerable but reluctant, for I have been a very selfish member of Alpha Omicron Pi. It has given me security and happiness o f the college chapter (without which my undergraduate days would have been very lonely), loyal friendships and in- spiring examples. In return, I have contrib- uted of myself simply what my convenience and pleasure dictated. On the other hand, I felt that perhaps a certain sense of detachment might help me to analyze alumnae problems in New York and New Jersey from a helpful perspective.
When I first came to New York, we had a thriving alumnae membership. There was an element of chance in that, because it just happened that a number of us had leisure, a very fresh interest in New York City and congenial interests. A certain falling-off in membership was inevitable when demands of
family life began to be insistent for some of us. The depression was another strong fac- tor, and the heavy burden of our share in the building of Panhellenic House (now Beekman Tower).
The New Jersey group formed for a purely social interest when housekeeping and babies made frequent jaunts into New York im- possible. W e became an alumnae chapter before any definite sense of responsibility had developed, and soon worries arose which had not troubled us in our bridge and luncheon phase. In New Jersey we have the problem of bridging impossible geographical distances. It is unwise to ask busy women to drive two hours and more in tangled traffic for a cup of tea and a mere exchange of sorority gos- sip. There is, too, the constant problem of making the meetings sufficiently interesting in a district where the competition of really worthwhile happenings is so very keen.
In stimulating interest in alumnae member- ship, we must face frankly what there is to offer the woman who feels that the sorority served its purpose in college, but no longer fills a vital need in her life. Like the "obey' in the marriage service, the promise to take Alpha O forever is apt to be accepted in a
How to Stimulate Interest in
figurative sense. I am not one to believe in the wholesale formation of friendships. Most of us realize that, while we enjoy a host of pleasant acquaintances, our friends are rare, but infinitely precious. If from alumnae con- tacts, you would form but one friendship, you would be repaid.
Need I say much about the power of or- ganization among intelligent and trained wom- en? As economic and political life grows more confused by the second, it is increasingly im- perative that women enlarge their horizons in every available w7ay.
To be specific about methods to make our alumnae life more interesting and our meet- ings stimulating, I have talked with a number of our members who feel that (1) we should keep more closely in touch with national in- terests in AOII. A brief resume of the work in Kentucky, glimpses of interesting person-
alities in the sorority would help. (2) As far as possible, business should be handled by the executives outside the meetings, and a concise statement read to the group. (3) Fewer, but better meetings should be the aim of the officers. Try for variety, too, remem- bering that some women want to relax and have fun and others need a more serious fare.
(4) An exchange of information about meet- ings of exceptional interest between officers of chapters that are near enough geographically to profit by guest meetings. (5) In sections where distances are too great for regular at- tendance, try meeting in smaller units in con- venient neighborhoods with a few general meetings of importance.
In this year, devoted to the alumnae, let us take stock, as individuals and as chapters, of our worth to the sorority. If we realize that half of Alpha Omicron Pi's strength lies in her alumna?, we will be stimulated to greater effort in her behalf. I am confident that we
will be better and happier women through the rekindling of interest and the strengthening of those ties of friendship which are even more necessary in our adult lives than in college days.
THIS LIST of means of contacting unaffiliated members was compiled from the annual re-
committee during the summer, and dates were all definitely settled beforehand. This plan is still in effect in our group, and since its adop- tion our membership has increased at least fifty per cent.
The meetings are planned to interest as many alumnae as possible. For example, our first meeting in the fall is devoted to inter- esting new members in joining. We take the list of new graduates from Rho and send each girl a special invitation. We try to make the meeting a peppy one and we always have some form of entertainment such as an inter- esting travelogue, games, a book review, or a stunt.
AOII Alumnae Chapters
Every year we give one party for the ac- tives and one for our mothers. Each of these would increase your membership, try: Per- •will interest a different group of alumnae. sonal calls; telephone calls; arrange transpor- The party for the actives is particularly good tation for new members after calling on because it gives the girls in school a chance
ports of alumnae chapter presidents. If you
them; booklet of meetings and affairs sent to
all AOII alumnae in city; notices of all meetings
sent to all AOII alumnae in city; membership
committee, hospitality committee, courtesy
committee; make personal calls on certain num-
ber of unaffiliated each month ; special party for
graduates to interest them in becoming members
of alumnae chapter; personal invitation to
afternoon sewing and bridge groups; rush
party for girls going to nearby colleges with
invitation to all alumnae to attend; newspaper
publicity; try diversity of meetings, with book
reviews, bridges and husbands parties, to in-
terest non-active members; postcards sent to evening is preceded by dinner. This gives
out-of-town people in alumnae area; free party for alumnae once a year; initiation of seniors immediately before graduation, payment of dues and presentation of alumnal membership card.
IN HOLDING the interest of alnumnae chap- ter members the program is most essential in this mad life. It must suit the twenty-year- old with her crisp, new diploma as well as the AOII grandmother; it must be worth a trip across the city with two trolley changes and the temperature at zero; it must be intrin- sically AOn, something different from P.-T. A. program, A . A . U . W ., the church auxiliary. The job of the program committee is the most important one in the alumnae chapter. Chicago North Shore Alumnae Chapter has been very successful with their program-plan- ning and Ruth Ashcraft has sent suggestions
based on their experience.
I ALMOST EVERY ORGANIZATION that is worth Joining has had to offer to its members and to prospective members, some definite idea
of its operations and program. That is why many of us are so firmly convinced that a Program of the year's activities for alumnae chapters is a splendid stimulant to membership.
The North Shore group of Chicago alum-
n * started to give each of its members a
Printed program of meetings, about four years
everyone a splendid opportunity to visit be- fore settling down to the business meeting. The girls are not asked to pay for each dinner they attend. We found that this kept some away. Instead, a committee of hostesses is chosen for each meeting and this committee plans, cooks and pays for the whole dinner. Each girl in the chapter serves on such a committee about once a year. This applies to afternoon teas and luncheons also.
We tried, last year, to stimulate interest by having the other two groups in the Chicago alumnae join us for our Founders' Day ban- quet. We gave it in the loop at one of the clubs and had a large turnout.
We always give one play a year for enter- tainment, and here again, we interest a group that may not have come out for anything else.
Social service work is one of the very defi- nite avenues for creating interest. We have a sewing chairman who takes charge of several sewing meetings during the year. Last year we made most attractive dresses for the moun- tain children. These meetings are very in- formal and help create a feeling of unity in the group.
I cannot stress, too strongly, the importance of varying the meetings and the entertain- ment to suit different types of girls. Then,
8o. This program was planned by a program too, there should be good publicity. Notices
to become acquainted with us and to enjoy a party with us.
There is usually one dinner meeting a year to entertain husbands and escorts. This is always well attended. We play bridge and other games, have prizes for the men and everyone has a grand time.
Every spring we entertain the graduating seniors from Rho at luncheon at which time we try to interest them in becoming active alumnae.
Practically every regular meeting in the
of important meetings should be mailed in advance and some sort of a pamphlet giving the dates of every meeting for the entire year should be given each member. Our group has such a pamphlet mimeographed, with a list of the names and addresses of each member in the back. Our publicity chairman sends in articles to the local newspapers from time to time. This always adds importance to any event and should stimulate interest in the entire group.
NEW ORLEANS has yet another plan for membership interest. Lucy W alne, the chapter president, tells of it.
WHEN THE New Orleans Alumna? Chapter had its beginning in the Pi Chapter rooms in the old Sophie Newcomb buildings, its defined purpose was not only to uphold the object of the fraternity as expressed in the Constitution of Alpha Omicron Pi, but in addition, "to maintain a definite approved philanthropic work."
This object has never been forgotten. Be- ginning with classes in English for immigrant women, next taking up a program of work sponsored by the Red Cross organization, and then, after the World War, assuming the equipment of Child Welfare Clinics and con- tinuing until four such clinics were furnished and maintained, this work has afforded a com- mon objective f o r the entire membership and has proved a tie of interest between those already in the chapter and the new members just entering.
During the past year the clinic work has undergone a new phase. With the agencies of the federal government taking over mainten- ance of the equipment, our Alumna? Chapter has assumed the duties of a Clinic Auxiliary, the filling of a chest with linens and sickroom supplies. Under the leadership of Margaret Lyon Pedrick and Elizabeth Kastler Elliott, our members have supplied sheets, towels, aprons, pads and other articles to be used in the clinic and loaned to patients during per- iods of illness in their homes. It is our hope that in the near future we shall be able to fill and maintain similar chests for all four of our clinics.
GROUP meetings are apt to appeal to per- sons of diversified interests. Minneapolis has two "interest" groups, one a bridge lunch- eon group and the other a book review club. Chicago sews and sews and Alice Smith
Thomson makes you understand what fun they have.
EVERYONE who can get there comes to the sewing meetings. That is, those who haven't jobs or babies to keep them away. Sometimes the latter aren't a handicap either, for Mary Alice's six-weeks-old daughter came one day in her lovely big sleeping basket, and was the quietest and best behaved lady in the crowd. We have good times at the sewing meetings—if you can't sew, you rip bastings, do hooks and eyes, crease places to save bast- ing, and find you've been very useful, and perhaps have been inspired to buy a pattern and see if you couldn't make a dress; it all
looks very simple. No one is lazy—the chair- man sees to that.
Last year we met at the various houses. Some, who could, made a day of it, brought their own lunch, swapped sandwiches and the hostess provided coffee. We sent sixty-two dresses for girls from six to eight years, down the Kentucky just before Christmas. And, if you say you've ever seen prettier ones, we just don't believe you. Goldie is our Frenchy, finishing-touch person, who knows when a bit of bias trimming or a few colored buttons or a bit of wool embroidery will just "make" the dress. We hold up each finished one and declare it is the best yet.
The "cutting committee" precedes the sew- ing meetings. When we get our dress to sew at meeting or take home to finish, it is all assembled, with a bit of paper on each part, telling exactly what to do. You just can't go wrong. Miriam and her assistants see to that. The last dresses were a very deluxe job, cut out on Jerry's pingpong table, with Helen's pinking scissors.
Lately, the gang has been coming regularly to my house. It is old and roomy, and pre- sents the general appearance of "no-matter- what -muss - we-make-it-can't-look-any-worse." After all, anyone who will tolerate and thrill over seven cocker puppies can't be too fussy over mere sewing disorder. It's handy to get to my house, and as I'm old clothes chairman, we can pack boxes the same day, and enjoy seeing what goes down to help our neighbors in Kentucky. I am the chairman, get reelected with great regularity, and could probably have the job for life, except that some day I may move, and my only qualification for the job is my attic to keep the clothes in.
We who come to sew feel that the meet- ings are a distinct value to our alumna? chap- ter. We have friendly informal contacts which we can't always get at the big meetings, and learn ways we can be of more use to Alpha Omicron Pi and to our chapter. All of us feel that one of the best things that has come to us is the opportunity to "sew for Ken- tucky."
THIS seminar will continue in March with "How to Raise Money in the Alumnae Chap- ter," our subject, f o r discussion. I f yours is the easiest, most novel way, please send the directions.
Your Quota Via Postage Stamps
-+- BARBARA TRASK CLARK, president of San Diego Alumnae Chapter, requests that all postage stamps except the common Washing- ton three-cent one be saved by all members of AOII, active and alumnae; that a chairman be appointed in each chapter to sort the stamps; that all three-cent stamps except the Washington, airmails except the six-cent, all national park stamps, be sent to her. She will buy them at 25 cents a hundred, crediting the amount to your account and sending a check to the Central office. The stamps should be cut from the envelopes, not torn. For further information, inquire through P. O. Box 303,
La Mesa, Calif.
Tulsa Alumna Combines 2 Careers
Sally Pat and Jackie are the other career of Vera Daggs Moore, Xi (center).
By EVA DRUMM STACEY, Phi band urged her to desist— but, according to
"LITTLE MEXICO" reads the sign outside her own words, she "couldn't get the idea
vera Daggs Moore's restaurant in Tulsa, Ok- out of her mind." So "Little Mexico" came lahoma, and there was more than a striving into being. Ever since she had taught school
tor mere atmosphere when Vera (Xi'24) in Tucson, Arizona, in a school of one chose to christen it that. A real interest in hundred per cent Mexican enrollment, she had
*»d appreciation of Mexican cookery had been interested in the cookery of those people. aused her to dream of owning a place where Frequent trips into Mexico heightened her
n • iCuuI(* 'n t r °duce the culinary arts of our neighbor republic. And so successful has been «r venture for three years that last March era found it necessary to move to a new
•ocation and larger quarters.
the average mother with two children of
and six years wou,d
Dlif - hesitate before
Ve J?5nt0 s u c h a venture> and perhaps
era did—she says that her accountant hus- suggests "tacos" and one learns to expect a
Located at 2432 East Fifteenth street, "Lit- tle Mexico" has become synonymous with all that is delicious in Mexican cookery. Mexican art objects and the flag of Mexico which decorates one wall put one in the mood to
partake of chili, tortillas, tamales, and other
delicious dishes. When the Mexican waitress
18 To DRAGMA
tortilla with vegetable filling—very closely re- children's habits of desiring the more zestful sembling an American salad—even the most foods.
jaded appetites are quickened. Delicious, too, She laughed at my question and admitted is the turkey, cooked in Mexican style, by the that at first and when they were smaller, it native cook. It is highly seasoned turkey, of, was a problem. Even now she keeps them
TheTheNor But Formcourse, and is served with a hot sauce.
Vera caters to parties and often sends out large orders of food for special occasions. In all, it is a growing and worth while business. I, being a mother, myself, could not help asking Vera how she managed the children's diets so far as the Mexican cookery was con- cerned. They live close by, so that Vera may keep an eye on the business, and I know of
pretty closely to a children's diet more ap- proved by American standards. But Sally Pat and Jackie are very fond of the food, and an occasional toasted tortilla or tamale is not taboo. Judging by the children's appear- ance, Mexican cookery agrees with them, and it is obvious that Vera combines her two careers— those of mother and bsuiness woman quite successfully.
Belles, Basques, Bathing Suits Are Features of Sigma's Founders' Day
Not wishing to appear disrespectful to the clothes of our Alpha O predecessors, which at the time must have insured smartness, some of the active girls and some of us of an earlier vintage modelled outfits dating from 1897 to 1936. Harriet Ballard Finger provided the music and the remarks were given by the writer, gowned in rose satin (see picture) and wearing one of Celeste LaCoste Etcheverry's "monumental" (to quote the owner) hats. Surely, you haven't forgotten the leghorn, not less than three feet in diameter and faced with black velvet and adorned with hydrangea, roses and one might conclude the entire feath- ery- cloak of a young ostrich. Netha Hill's wedding dress and M in Force's charming bathing suit were worn by the daughters of each (see picture). Marjorie Furlong John- son's French blue sequin dress caused much laughter. Y ou know , the one—not revealing a single curve of the body but in no way hiding the knees, limbs and pedal extremities. If only some one had done the Charleston! Harriet Backus was "smart" in a knee length 1928 model. Nadine Bachrach and Catherine Cox Merriam dramatized the period of 1920 and Grace Reiser McCarthy wore a 1910 wed- ding dress. Hold your sides! — Can you imagine Jane Rea in a man's knee length, sleeved bathing suit?
Goodby, I have said too much already. We'll see you at Founders' Day in 1937.—MARTHA QUAYLE SMITH, 2.
Attention! AOII Songsters!
DOES your chapter sing? I hope so, for
another convention is coming and I am looking forward to seeing you and hearing you sing again. Between now and June get your
favorite AOII song in readiness because we want to hear each one and find out if there are good songs which are not included in the convention repertoire. Alumnse and chapter delegations should practise together so that faraway chapters can sing even though their
Martha ('37), all
Quayle members of
-+- AND so at Sigma's Founders' Day Cele- bration ! To fill the aching cavity between the belt line, no, waist line, well you know what I mean, was the first event on the program. The beets weren't appreciated, but we needed no more customers for the chicken pies and chocolate rolls, not to mention the salad and relishes. The efficiency of the kitchen com- mittee commandeered by Tat Kelly Wilde was such that we could easily recommend them for the catering business. About one hundred of us partook of the supper, and then
turned to feed the mind and eye.
A short hello from Helen Henry and an answer from Sigma's president, Dorothy Da- vis, then a brief relating of the meaning of Founders' Day by Virginia Dwight Allen ended the second event on the guaranteed in- teresting evening.
representation is small.
H ere's to a singing HAWK CARLISLE, Song
Chicago to Raffle Painting
[ by Alice Mason
He u-ill watch from dawn to gloom lake-reflected sun illume
yellozv bees in ivy-bloom,
heed nor see what forms they be— from these create he can,
s more real than lii-ing man,
Nurslings of immortality."
-f- I T is with pride we present a thumb-nail sketch of Alice Kolb Mason as one who "create he can" to satisfy not only her own need for self- expression but also to delight
Alice Kolb Mason, Rho, held a "one-man" show at the Drake.
haven't yet found my own way. I am forever experimenting." Whether true or not her work is looked upon very kindly by the critics. Recently a number of her paintings hung in the Illinois show at the Stevens. One of these was again picked a second selection by the
judges. Alice is a graduate of the Chicago Art Institute and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
To us, one of the most in- teresting of her portraits is the one of the Reverend Charles Wilson, father of our Phoebe Wilson Harrold. In this por- trait she has caught the mas- siveness of the man and the dignity and understanding o f the minister. Allof her paint- ings, whether portraits, still lites or sketches, are caught up in a glow of light.
As an artist Alice "walks in beauty," but as a person her
the beholders of her creations. Alice has al- due to him chiefly that she has been able to ways had a yen to paint but did very little pursue it so wholeheartedly.
about it until after her marriage to "Mike," Last spring a "one-man show" in the Mez- who was a classmate of hers at Northwestern, zanine at the Drake Hotel showed Alice's
and who is now a surgeon at the Passavant powers of expression and the keenness of her Hospital. Mike has aided and abetted his
wife's interest in the art and she savs that it is imagination. It is characteristic of her, how- ever, to answer compliments by saying, " I
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Come to Yellowstone June 27th
-4- ALPHA O Conven- tion in America's largest and most popular
National Park I None of you should resist that desire which calls you to celebrate under glamor- ous natural surroundings the fortieth year of our founding.
Delegates and non-del- egates will find a hearty western welcome await- ing them at the Grand Canyon Hotel on Sun- day afternoon, June 27. From the time the big Yellow busses circle to the hospitable entrance of the Canyon Hotel un- til you reluctantly say "So Long," a host of in-
teresting and unusual en- tertainment is yours to enjoy.
Nature has been most versatile in perfecting the 3,426 square miles of mountains and valleys which is Yellowstone Park. Here are found boiling hot springs, gey- sers, paint pots of bub- bling mud, m o u n t a i n
sides of colored terraces, canyons and cascades, great water falls, vast green forests and at our front door during the convention the climax of all—the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone! It
is said by some to be one of nature's most glo- rious masterpieces; by others it is called the cameo of canyons.
Inspiration Point is a short distance from the hotel. From this rock can be seen the Great Falls of the Yellowstone plunging over a precipice twice as high as Niagara. The Canyon walls are
streaked and spotted with every color from deepest orange to faint- est lemon; from deep crimson through all the brick shades to softest pink; from black through
ouv all the grays and pearls to glistening white. You will also want to view o n v e n f i o n <S$*h• a i r m a n this spectacle, probably in silence, f r o m the north rim and from
DORIS INGRAM ANDERSON
with us post-convention trips are scheduled. National Park Service Ranger Naturalists conduct parties to points of interest and give talks on the Park phenomena. Their knowl- edge of the region adds greatly to the enjoy- ment of the Park visitor.
In addition to wonders prepared for you by nature, Alpha Phi Chapter is hoping to give you informal entertainment such as we have come to accept as part of the Park. The
'Savage Show," which will be brought from the lodge camp to the hotel, will surely be something different. The "Savages" are the Park help, most of whom are talented college students. They may be "pack-rats," "heavers,"
pearl divers," "pillow punchers," "gear-jam- jners" or what have you by day, but are a nne vaudeville troupe each night. An AOII picnic will be held one evenitig in the pines which surround Canyon Hotel. The horse show on Wednesday afternoon will be fun for *'•» but especially so for those who are able •o make horses do as they direct. Truly West- ern cowboys will help with this event. You c^n secure horses any time, too, to ride over Well-marked trails into the wilderness-like in- terior of the Park. The dance will be held in t h e lounge of the Hotel. Dudes from the nearby ranches, Park rangers and employees
room had been wondering the same thing— how long had Girl Scouts been organized in this country, and its comparative age in refer- ence to other character-building groups f o r girls. In this country it preceded Camp Fire and Girl Reserves.
In answering the query, Mrs. Hoover in- terpolated several little anecdotes while she talked, appropriately linking them, and inject- ing a bit of humor into her serious subject.
Mrs. Hoover, still in her Girl Scout green uniform with green felt hat, was introduced by Mrs. Schulte, who wore gold crepe. She previously introduced others at the guest table, including Mr. Hebberd, Miss Wilma Shold- erer, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Jaeger, Mrs. Philip Doddridge, to whom Mrs. Hoover turned dur- ing her discourse to say that she hoped Mrs. Doddridge would be able to find Girl Scouts in Manila, and, if not, be able to start a group here. Major and Mrs. Doddridge are leaving Fort Wright soon for the Philippines. Mr. and Mrs. Peterson, Miss Phyllis Walker ( T ) , Mrs. Otis Wight of Portland and Mrs. Floyd Danskin.
Leaving the table, many of the guests had the pleasure of chatting with Mrs. Hoover for a few brief moments before she donned a brown sealskin coat, just before she felt for the depot.—Spokane Spokesman-Review.
Rangers over "Uncle Tom's Trail" is on our schedule. Or you may go down the five hun- dred step to the bottom of the Canyon, a trip which has been effectively used by hundreds wishing to shed excess pounds. Wild game abounds in the Park. At the Canyon bear feeding grounds you will see big grizzlies, the brown cinnamon and black bears. Huge white gulls swoop down to get their share but are consistently driven off by the mamma bear who wants that food for her cubs or by the selfish papa who wants all for himself. Some afternoon you may take time to watch quietly on the trails back from the highway for deer, elk, antelope and occasionaly mountain sheep,
moose, or bison.
Another trip from Canyon is the motor trip over the top of Mount Washburn. This ex- tinct volcano rises to an altitude of 10,317 feet. The view which opens as you ascend is breath-taking from the peak. The panorama includes the cathedral-like Grand Teton range to the southwest.
Do you like to fish? Trout fishing is un- excelled. Yellowstone Lake is less than fifteen miles from Canyon. Motor boats will take you to the island where everyone can catch fish and cook them for lunch if they like to eat as well as catch fish. Most of the rivers and streams close by can be fished, too, and will yield returns for those adept at the sport.
forget AOII Day at the Livingston, Montana, Rodeo, July 3! It is really a Western show as it is planned by the City of Livingston to give our visitors a colorful taste of the old west. Bucking horses meet determined cowhands and the outcome causes many tense moments. A l - pha O's will have a reserved section at the rodeo where you can watch not only the rodeo but Indian riding, racing, and dancing.
But after all what will be the greatest in- centive to visit Yellowstone? The geysers, the Canyon, the Lake, the wild animals and the snappy Western atmosphere—all recede when we know that it is the convention of Alpha Omicron Pi for which we plan. Story-telling by Mrs. Perry, the candle-lighting service, the memorial service which cannot help but draw us closer, the initiation service—all will give us renewed purpose and more inspired ideals. The Convention banquet will bring to a close the week from which we can all expect new friendships, new hopes, and new loyalties.
Do not disappoint yourself! We are look- ing for you!
"Come to Yellowstone—see for yourself!"
Phyllis W alker at Hoover Dinner
JANUARY, 1937 21
across the gorge at Artist's Point. A trip to will join us for an evening of dancing to one the bottom of the Canyon with the Park of the best orchestras in the country. Do not
-f- MRS. HOOVER'S day in Spokane was brought to a close with the dinner at the Spokane City club, where Girl Scout leaders,
You are also in the midst of geyser land
where the greatest and largest variety of gey-
sers in the world are to be seen. Old Faithful,
the most famous geyser in the world, bursts
forth every hour in all its splendor of full
eruption while the less famous are as fasci-
nating in performance and appearance. For
those not occupied with every session of con-
vention, special trips will be planned to Old who was seated at her right. Many in the Faithful or for those wishing to remain longer
representative men and women of the city and others interested in the organization had the pleasure of hearing her in an informal ad- dress on girl scouting.
After talking informally for about 20 minutes, she was willing to answer questions. One of them came from Charles Hebberd,
Yost discussed "The Relation of the Individual to the Development of the Group." Round table discussions were continued throughout the afternoon. These discussions were sum- marized upon completion and presented to the
Officers in charge of Pacific District
were caught in a sunny conference.
By RITA V . S . SZEKERES, Lambda, and ROSEMARY KRUSE, Sigma
-f. A short convention of the Pacific Dis- trict chapters was held in the San Fran-
cisco Bay Region October 16, 17, and 18. The convention was called to order by Anna Fitzhugh Bell, District Superintendent, at the Stanford Chapter house on Friday morning, October 16. Officiating with her were Muriel Turner McKinney, Vice President; Helen M . Haller, Treasurer; and Mildred Hunter Stahl. District Alumna? Superintendent. Delegates were the active chapter presidents: Dorothy Davis, 2 ; Harriet Stone, K 9 ; and Gertrude Blanchard, A; and alumnae chapter presidents: Virginia Allen, San Francisco; Barbara Clark, San Diego; Hertha Brown, Los Angeles and Martha Quayle Smith, acting delegate from East Bay.
they were addressed by Miss Alice Hoyt, as- The chief interest of this young educator sistant dean of women at the University of is people. She likes to study them as indi- California, and Dean Mary Yost of Stanford. viduals and en masse, and it follows that one Miss Hoyt spoke on "The Preparation in of her hobbies is the theater. She sees as
assembly. A t 4 :3 0 o'clock tea by Lambda Chapter.
The Convention w as assembled
night for a banquet at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, where 128 enjoyed
most entertaining reminiscences o f Frontier Service work from Miss Alice Duval, former secretary to M r s . Mary Breckinridge. D r . Marcia Hayes, second speaker, gave colorful pictures o f life in the frontier nursing service. Singing o f chapter and university songs during the evening w as enjoyed.
Alumnae round tables were held Saturday, October 17, at the Sigma Chapter house in Berkeley, where a buffet luncheon was served for those attending the California-UCLA foot- ball game.
On Sunday morning, October 18, a large crowd gathered to witness the initiation in Sigma's lovely chapter room of five Lambda pledges; Siegrid Beuche, Barbara Brown, Vir- ginia Clausen, Dolly Hyatt, and Elizabeth
Norton. Claire MacGregor (A), officiated at the initiation, which w as followed by a memor- ial service for our late Founder, Helen St. Clair Mullan, and Claire Hart Magill ( 2 ) .
During the informal which followed and concluded convention, Several clever and amus- ing skits were given by the new initiates and by Sigma members.
AOII Teaches at Girls' Latin School
-+- THE NEW assistant headmistress o f the Girls' Latin School is a young psychologist. But at the local school, although she is apply- ing her knowledge in that line in the manage- ment of pupils in the classroom, she is teach-
ing English and mathematics. AnativeofYork,Pa.,Dr.E.LouiseHoffe-
ditz (EA) received her early education in public schools there. Graduated from Penn State in 1931, she majored in mathematics and received her master's degree from that institution in 1932. A s a graduate student in psychology, she taught in that department at the University of Nebraska, where she re- ceived a Ph.D.in1935.
In spite of the steady progress of this very young teacher, she has not devoted all of her time to study. A t Penn State, the present D r . Hoffeditz w as plain Louise to her
friends, who elected her president of the class for both her junior and senior years. She won her S in sports, was a member of the general activity council and o f the staff o f the college newspaper and yearbook.
w as served
After the opening services at which Miss
Haller invited delegates to attend Convention
in Yellowstone, the morning was spent in
round table discussions by groups. A t noon
1% women participating adjourned to the of *X fraternity and is a member of ITME Stanford Union f o r luncheon, after which and AOII,
College for Later Community Life"; Dean
many plays a season as possible.
Dr. Hoffeditz is now national secretary
Forest Wildman is DePauw's "First Lady"
By JANE FARMER HAYS, Theta
-f- THETA CHAPTER has been proud and the annual Cornell D ay f o r women, at which happy to have its o w n Forest Kyle '15 return girls from secondary schools are entertained to the campus as the wife of DePauw's on the campus; local work with secondary
Mary Donlon Nominated for Cornell Alumni Trustee
By MURIEL JEAN DRUMMOND, Epsilon -f- O N April 1, Cornellians will have the op-
portunity of electing the fifth woman to the Cornell Board of Trustees forthe Feder- ation o f Cornell W omen's Clubs has unani- mously indorsed the nomination o f Mary Honor Donlon (E) for the Trusteeship. In the history of Cornell, but four women have served in this capacity, one being Dr. Mary M. Crawford, KKT, whose term expires in
June and whose position it is hoped Mary Donlon will be elected to fill.
Miss Donlon w as graduated from Cornell in 1920, with the L L B degree. A s an under- graduate, she w as president o f WSGA, editor of The Cornell Lan< Quarterly, the only wom- an to hold the position. H e r popularity in her class was evidenced by her election by its members to receive the Fraser Senior Scholarship. Mortar honored her; Raven and Serpent, the dramatic club, claimed her time and she was an ardent AOII.
She is a member of the New York Citvlaw firm of Burke and Burke, 72 Wall Street. Last June she completed a two-year term as president o f the Federation o f Cornell Wom- en's clubs. During her presidency the feder- ation inaugurated, among other innovations,
fourteenth president, D r. Clyde E. Wildman, DePauw '13.
The years since she left college have been busy ones. On graduation she returned to Greensburg, Indiana, and f o r tw o years taught Latin in the same high school that she had attended. In 1917,she went as the bride of Clyde Wildman to the Methodist parsonage at East Saugus, Massachusetts. After three years there, Mr. Wildman went to the United Free Church College at Glasgow, Scotland, to study. T h e following summer, after teach- ing in the high school at Seymour, Indiana, Forest joined her husband at Basil, Switzer-
land, where he was a fellow in the Univer- sity. Their only child, Sarah Jean, was born inMt.Vernon,Iowa,whereforsixyears Dr. Wildman w as professor o f Bible and R e- ligion in Cornell College. 1926 to 1930 were spent at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New- York. In 1930,the Wildmans went to Boston where Dr.Wildman was professor of Old Tes- tament at the Boston University School o f The- ology. From there he was sought out by the committee appointed to fill the vacancy made by the election of DePauw's president, Dr. G. Bromley Oxman, as a Bishop in the Metho- dist Church. The selection of the commit- tee was unanimous. It was a surprise to the Wildmans and the call of Alma Mater had
|o be strong to bring them away from their loved Boston.
Enriched by a wealth of interesting con- tacts through the years of preparation, M rs. Wildman brings to the campus the dignity, charm and sense o f humor that admirably fit her to be DePauw's "first lady." Greencastle •s glad to welcome her.
schools through the Cornell Women's Clubs; the annual conference on fields o f work f o r women, when alumna? who have achieved dis- tinction in their professions are brought to the campus to speak and confer with under- graduate women; and the establishment by the Trustees of five Senior Alumna? Scholar- ships of $200 each, awarded to senior women on a scholarship and honor basis, this year for the first time.
For two years she was a director of the Cornell Alumni Corporation and has served
CORNELL ALUMNI NEWS
as a director of The Cornellian Council and member of the Law School's Pound Memor- ial committee and the Law placement com- mittee, active in placing Law alumni in Metro- politan law offices. She is a member and former director of the Cornell Women's Club of New York.
Miss Donlon passed the New York Bar examination immediately after graduation, and has been continuously associated with the firm of Burke and Burke. She is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and New York County Lawyers Association. She is the only woman member of her firm. She is a member of the board of governors and the public affairs committee of the American Women's Asso- ciation, and of the New York City Academy of Political Science, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and Town Hall Club of New York.
Mrs. Robert C. Osborn (Agda Swenson) '20, president of the Federation of Cornell Women's Clubs, has announced that not only is Miss Donlon the unanimous choice of the Cornell women's clubs for Alumni Trustee, but that many alumni, both men and women, throughout the country, have also indicated their support.
Since Cornell men outnumber Cornell wom- en and Cornell men may vote for the two men nominated, it is our hope that you Cor- nellian AOII's and friends of Cornellians will use your vote and your influence to elect Miss Donlon. Ballots will reach you and your friends about April 1; do not fail to return them marked for the one "Miss."
Pi Has New Rooms
-+- Pi CHAPTER has taken a new lease on life this year because we have new rooms. Perhaps you know we cannot have a house as most of our sisters so we took the next best thing, an apartment. It is ideally located on the corner of Audubon and Plum, 1307 Audu- bon Street, to be exact, which is almost on the Newcomb campus. In our backyard are the tennis courts of the school and directly to our left is the school itself, just across the street. We have a little front porch, two rooms, kitchen and bath, and the luxury of the bath is superb. In our old rooms we had neither running water nor gas for heat. Our front room is furnished in maple furniture which is new and a rug donated by the Moth- ers' Club. The alumnae donated a little table to put beside one of the chairs. In the second room we use our green wicker furniture from the other rooms and really the life of the sorority centers in this room as we hold meet- ings in it and we have pennants, pictures and our charter on the walls. The girls have found the rooms so convenient and comfort- able that at all times of the day you can find one or more AOII's there either studying or gossiping. These new rooms have been a fine means of bringing the active and pledge chap-
ters together and enabling them to know each other. As a result of these contacts with each other we have acquired a new spirit of working together.—A dele Healon.
To DRAG MA
How Does Your Chapter Grow?
Being a new column of suggestions for
chapter improvements. contribute?
THIS fall has marked the initiation of many new things in Alpha Phi Chapter. We felt, for one thing, that we were so rushed with campus activities that we were not en- joying each other's companionship to the full extent, so we are now having informal teas on alternate W ednesdays. We bring any friends we care to, and spend a delightful hour together. Every Sunday afternoon we spend an hour on our two charm courses. We have found many interesting and valuable things in these lessons, and thoroughly enjoy them. Our firesides this year have gained us a reputation of doing things in a different way. The first one we had was a "Backwards Par- ty," and proved to be a great success. The next one was a "KidParty," which is always fun for a change. I wish you could all have enjoyed with us the slumber party we had one night. As is usual with such affairs, not much slumbering was done, but a good time
was had by each and every one.
WE have installed in Phi a new point system for pledges. Points are given f o r each Uni- versity activity attended by each girl. These activities include honorary organizations, clubs, intramural sports, concerts, convocations, ral- lies, competitive games of the University, Y . W. C. A., teas, etc. The minimum points per week for each girl is five. If she fails to report five, she is given a black mark. Black marks may be erased by performing extra pledge duties. At the end of the year, the pledge with the most points will receive a prize.
This system is working out very success- fully. It has aroused interest in activities in the pledges. So far, all pledges are members of Y. W . C. A. and all are active in intra- mural games. Up to this date, no pledge has received a black mark.
American Cites AOII Hobbyists
IN the December American Magazine Eleanor King writing on "Snap at your Chances" used two AOn's as examples. We quote: "Mrs. John F. Haller, who lives in Middlebury, Vt., a town of 2,000 souls, snapped a photograph of her baby sitting in silhouette against a window. It won several thousand dollars when she submitted it in a prize com- petition in 1931. Today she makes color pho- tographs f o r advertisers.
"You never know where this hobby may lead. Margaret Bourke-White, America's fa- vorite example of the heights a young woman can reach in a photographic career, had no thought of being a professional when she worked her way through Cornell University by selling her home-made pictures of campus scenes."
JANUARY, 1 9 3 7
SHE turned down the
position of woman's editor on the New York Evening Post offered her by the late Cyrus H . K . Curtis in 1931 because she preferred the field of advertising.
Alice Coulter (X ex '25) is now advertising manager of the Norwich P h a r m a c a l Company, makers of Unguentine.
Those two terse state- ments have a wealth of story behind them.
First let us introduce you to Alice h e r s e l f , dark-eyed, dark-haired, a real edition of the story book personification of the alert woman execu- tive who not only radi- ates capability but per- sonal charm and youth- fulness. And if ever pluck, hard work and constant application—but that is jumping ahead of the story.
I Women Can Succeed in Advertising
BY EMILY TARBELL, Chi
Back in the early twenties one of the im- pelling influences in the AOII chapter house at Syracuse was a quiet, self-contained coed, strik- ing in appearance, who was enrolled in the new College of Business Ad- ministration. So integral a part of the life at the house did Al become that there was grief when, because of finan- ces, she had to leave be- fore her course was fin- ished.
Determined to have college training, A l se- cured a job in the Bank of Montreal in New York City and spent her evenings at extension classes of New York University. For three years she worked each day in the bank, dashed directly from work to evening school, then went to her room and pre-
Editing The Norivich Percolate, a monthly magazine devoted to "Plans, Facts, Ideas and Experiences" for those interested in sales, is another of her jobs. She has worked out an attractive format as well as devoted much time to composing encouraging editorials and thought-provoking articles.
Her department handles all letters in regard to advertising and the coupon requests.
On occasion the advertising manager hops a plane for New York, Chicago or Kansas City to explain the new advertising ideas to groups of salesmen.
In addition this indefatigable young woman writes articles for the American Druggist and other trade papers.
The popular conception of an executive is one who arrives at work at ten, takes two
Alice plans the window displays as well as package designs.
pared her assignment f o r the next night's meeting. An additional two years she took work at Columbia.
Equipped with training in advertising she
worked for a year as manager of the Kirby-
Coggeshall Company, manufacturers of dis-
plays and labels, and then f o r a year as as-
sistant art director of the Robert Gair Corpo-
ration. Added to the duties of assistant art
director were those of copy writer at the At-
lantic Lithograph Company for another year.
With this varied experience she became reveals the orderly mind and gift for detail
treasurer of Fishier, Farnsworth and Com- which are in part responsible f o r the dispatch
with which this manager turns out her work. pany, Incorporated, an advertising agency. There are two man-size desks, one for her-
There she wrote copy and handled individual self and one for her secretary. A generous
advertising accounts. Among her own clients were Daniel Green Company, makers of felt slippers, the Delong Hook and Eye Company, Simpson Fabrics, and the Putnam Knitting Company, manufacturers of Turk-Knit Wash Cloths.
In 1930 this enterprising individual moved upstate to become the assistant advertising manager of the Norwich Pharmacal Company, the first woman executive employed by the firm. At that time an annual advertising bud- get of more than $1,000,000 was being spent to acquaint consumers with the healing, sooth- ing or antiseptic properties of Unguentine, Amoline, Pepto-Rismal, Norforms, Noral- agar, Respamol cough syrup, Swav shaving
rack holds scores of magazines, many of which carry the company's advertising. Prominent on the floor the 1937 window display toned in soft blue and blazoning "Confidence" depicts a pretty nurse and sets off various of the products in their distinctive triangular bottles. On her desk are several designs f o r a new package under consideration.
After a rushing day in this office Al finds relaxation in her apartment. Two of its rooms are decorated with a colorful Mexi- can motif, enhancing mementoes of her trav- els. Here at her typewriter she is working on a novel. Using the familiar advertising agency as a background A l is painting a pic- ture of a modern girl in business. On a re-
cream and the 156 other products manufac-
tured by this company. Today Miss Coulter cent visit there was opportunity to read the
is the advertising manager with a personnel of script in the making. W'e can scarcely wait thirty under her. to see the finished volume in the book stalls
The scope of her duties is somewhat stag- and predict a wide-spread popularity for the
gering to a layman. First, she is in charge tale.
of the print shop with its twenty employees. At this point comes the query, "What about
She designs all the packages (and much fa- the newspaper editorship?"
vorable comment has been heard on the Five years ago Al noticed an announcement
snappy new wearing apparel that the products in Editor and Publisher offering a prize to are donning). In between times she writes the author of the best essay on "What is
Wrong with the Woman's Page of the Daily the copy for all the circulars and all booklets Paper?" Not only did Alice win the contest
in the packages, directs the mail campaigns, works with the agency and passes on all na- tional advertising for radio, magazines and
from among hundreds of entrants but the anonymous donor of the prize revealed him- self as Cyrus H. K. Curtis and asked for an
newspapers. She designs and buys all win- interview. At that interview he invited the dow display material and counter cards. (In- energetic Chi to carry out her ideas in the
cidentally the allotment for window display is role of woman's editor on one of his own $50,000 per year. Interviewing the space men papers, the New York Evening Post. But the
from the newspapers and magazine is also work at Norwich fascinated her! Journalism part of the day's business.
hours f o r lunch and spends several
and all day Saturday on the golf
though an ardent golfer, this A O I I
business hours. She is at her desk at 8:30 in the morning. Her lunch hour is brief. Rare- ly does she leave before 5:30 and many an evening finds her back in the office still en- grossed in lay-outs, designs or copy writing.
A visit to the plant, which covers seven acres, finds her spacious office overlooking a neighboring sunken garden. Its arrangement
afternoons links. A l - keeps long
did not appeal. She returned to Chenango Valley.
The episode would not be complete without including the winning essay:
Despite her busy days and evenings Alice maintains her interest in the sorority. She has served as toastmistress at the annual ban- quet and returns frequently to the chapter
And if not, why not?
a break . . . you have the facilities for pub- lishing news—wake up and don't let the radio and magazines steal your stuff.
Every day things happen in your commu- nity, things that are vitally interesting to wom- en . . . all types of women, interesting news!
not say, nor does he intimate that Germany should prepare for that time when she could possess a part of the Soviet. And no German would interpret his speech to mean that. But what he does say is if Germany had the wealth at her disposal that Russia had, she would
just another detour in a different direction all sincerity, say that if the present situation . . . who wants to travel detours on a wom- here in Europe comes to that point where a an's page . . . you are in the news business, war is inevitable, there will be at least one not a clearing house for old clippings or country, who even if she does participate in success stories that never ring true. it from necessity, will be in no way to blame
Wo-o-oooooo—gossip>! Will they buy and for its outbreak. And, of course, that coun-
read your paper? Will they??? As Eddie try is Germany. I say that because I don't
believe that there is a German in Germany
Because vacations are short in the advertis- unless in the case of invasion which is very
ing game and the West Coast lures, our ad- unlikely, she will enter a war without consid-
vertising mistress takes to the air each year erable hesitation and then only in the case
and flies to California and back. There have of necessity. I believe that is also true of been several adventures en route, landing in America. As I write this, on October 25, all is
through a blizzard a hundred miles before the pilot could negotiate a landing field. Perhaps Jt is because of these hegiras that Al is learn- ing to manage the controls herself.
SORORITY girls at Minnesota entertained 200 girls from neighborhood houses in Minneap-
Do women read the women's pages in the house. This year she drove the eighty miles
from Norwich late one afternoon to assist at one of the rushing parties.
To stimulate keener interest in scholarship There isn't any news there. And if they do, she offered an award of $5.00 for each point it's just an accident. What is lacking? which the chapter moved up in the scholastic Um-m . . . plenty. But let me congratulate rating of the sororities. Chi jumped twelve you on doing a Rip Van Winkle act and points. Gallantly Al paid the $60.00 and pre- showing some interest in improving the sit- sented the house with a much longed-for elec-
uation. You must have read that page re- tric mixer to boot.
cently—well, just for the fun of it compare In sorority, on the campus, in classroom, in it with any woman's magazine . . . do you the office Alice Coulter has given unstintingly find any syndicated articles there? Do you of herself. This keen, level-headed, competent find man-made headlines that are as up-to- executive with her radiant personality has date (modern is the word!) as Ford's first proved conclusively that a woman can be a lizzie? Pick up any newspaper, it makes little success in business, that a woman can hold difference what paper or from what city or down an important job. She proves it every town, its so-called woman's page is the most day.
uninteresting page in the whole paper. I've
been buying space and been in the advertising
game for some time, but I have yet to recom-
mend that an advertiser waste his money on
the woman's page. It could be the best "buy" ment was unable to organize production and in the sheet. by this, help labor practically."
Rule No. 1. Cut out the page entirely . . . Such was Hitler's statement, when he com- start all over again. Get a snappy woman pared the bolshevistic revolution of destruc- editor with imagination, a big heart . . . give tion with the national socialistic revolution her a little slack rope, enough salary so she of construction. He was stirring the pride in won't have to sell apples on the side . . and the German people, not urging war. He was man, you'll get a woman's page that contains pointing out to them what might have hap- news. pened when they undertook their work of
You'll then be giving your women readers reconstruction, and what did happen. He does
daily newspaper? They do not.
news! and you give her fill-ins to read. Stop have made it pay whereas Russia hasn't.
printing watermelon recipes in December, and
fur coat styles in San Diego when it's 90 in
All America is waiting for the explosion here in Europe when they will probably say that's just what Germany asked for and just
Marlen Pew's idea of a woman's page is what Hitler wanted. But I think I can, with
Cantor says—"The tip's all yours." . . . today who wants a war. And I don't believe,
an Iowa cornfield, for instance, and flying extremely peaceful, here in Germany, although
I imagine it is hard for one to believe. * * *
Traveling has always been her delight. She olis at Christmas parties in the house. Din- has visited the chief countries of Europe. ner was followed by games and the tree with Instead of returning to the continent, however, its gifts of dolls for each child. Panhellenic she plans for her next long trip an airplane Council paid for the parties, allotting thirty lourney over South America. cents per child; the chapters dressed the dolls.
Observations of a Student
[CONTINUED FROM PACE 9 ]
decade and Smut-face, the wire-haired pup, a dog of rare personality.
"At this moment much music and sounds of revelry float up from a recreation room full of high school youngsters. The 'ten to twelve age' are due for dancing at five. At seven we are having our Thanksgiving turkey and a group of Chicago guests for dinner. To-
night there will be a dance for Clark's crowd. "So live the Banes!"
THE Social Security Act, approved by the
President on August 14, 1935, levied two new taxes upon fraternities. According to the rulings issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue, active chapters, as well as national offices, are subject to the old-age assistance tax and the unemployment insurance tax. These combined taxes will, in 1949 and after, place upon fraternities a tax equal to 6 per cent o f their payroll, whether paid in cash or the equivalent of cash, such as board or room.
-+- I N an administration where many respon- sible jobs have been created through new
1936 1937 1938-39
Paid by Employer 1%
legislation, one of the most important has 1940-42 become the executive directorship of the So- 1943-45
cial Security Board. No doubt you know 1949 and after 3
that the director is Frank Bane, a Virginian, aged 44, graduate of Randolph-Macon College and graduate student at Columbia; high school
The Social Security Act attempts "to al- leviate the principal causes of insecurity" in the economic life of our citizens, but only two
principal and superintendent who went into portions of the Act need concern fraternity
social service work becoming Virginia's Com- chapters. The old-age tax provisions are cov- missioner of Public Welfare after the usual ered by Title VIII of the Act and the unem-
jobs en route. In 1932 he became the director ployment tax by Title I X . The U . S. Treas- of the American Public Welfare Association ury Department has issued Regulations 91
and was general consultant of the FERA in 1933. He is a lecturer at the University of Chicago in public welfare administration; a Methodist and a *KS. A l l this you read when he was appointed, no doubt, and if you are a Virginian from R. M. W. C. you prob- ably recognized the name of Greyson Hoof-
nagle, his wife, for she's an AOII.
You'd like the Banes—at least this writer knows she would after reading the letter ex- cerpted here:
which give the detailed administrative tax rul- ings on Title VIII, old-age, and Regulations 90 on Title I X , unemployment insurance.
A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER of chapters employ students as waiters and dishwashers and pro- vide board and/or room as compensation. Contrary to commonly expressed opinions these employees receive taxable wages. A r - ticle 207, Regulations 90, dealing with the unemployment tax, state that wages ". . . may be payable in cash or in something other than
"We live South of the Potomac, a few-
miles in our native Virginia, in an attractive
brick house painted white and built on a hill-
side among other attractive homes filled with
interesting friends. There are four doors to
our house, all with latch strings out. There of the board and/or room provided the em-
is a double garage that houses an aging Pon- tiac and a boy's battered bike.
"The family consists of Frank, a nice sort of a fellow; Clark, the young daughter, a stu- dent at Holton-Ames with postgraduate work in dancing at hops here and there; Frank I I , just ten and quite a boy. Mary, the maid par excellence, who has been with us almost a
ployee shall be his wage for tax purposes.
The unemployment tax provisions apply to chapters that employ ". . . eight or more in- dividuals on a total of 20 or more calendar days during a calendar year, each such day be- ing in a different calendar week . . . " A chap- ter which has a treasurer, steward, porter, cook, four waiters, and two kitchen helpers,
The rates of taxation follow:
Paid by Employer
1 % 1
ASSISTANCE Withheld and Paid
1 % 1
U N E M - PLOYMENT
cash, such as goods, lodging, food, and cloth- ing." Article 209 provides that "the fair value"
all of whom receive some type of remunera- tion, such as cash, board, or room, has for tax purposes ten employees and is subject to the tax.
exclusively for one or more of the purposes speci- fied in section 907(c)7, so that the exemption pro- vided in that section does not apply to the services performed in the employ of the fraternity. Further- more, the services performed for a fraternity by its employees do not constitute domestic services in a private home within the meaning of section 907(c)2 of the Act which exempts such services. (See article
per cent each in 1940 and in 1949reaching 3 per cent each
increase periodically, being \y 2
or a total of 6 per cent.
POSSIBLE EXEMPTIONS FOR FRATERNITIES
THERE ARE exemption provisions in both Titles which exclude domestic service, service performed by individuals who have attained the age of 65,and "Service performed in the employ of a corporation, . . ., or foundation, organized and operated exclusively f o r reli- gious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educa- tional purposes, . . . no part of the net earn- ings o f which inures to the benefit o f any private shareholder or individual."
Article 7 of Regulations 91 and Article 206 (2) of Regulations 90 both state that domes- tic service performed "in or about fraternity houses" is not'within the exception provided
by the Act.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue on July 27,
1936, ruled that the exemption provided for educational corporations did not apply to fraternities in the following words:
"In order for services performed by any employee Jo come within the exception provided by section 907(c)7 of the Act, the employer must be (1) or- ganized and operated exclusively for one or more °f the purposes specified in that section, and (2) •ts net income must not inure in whole or in part *o the benefit of any private shareholder or indivi dual.
The M Fraternity is not organized and operated
Cook, $75.00 cash and $27.00 board allow- ance
Porter, $75.00 cash and $27.00 board allow- ance
Treasurer, $27.00 board allowance
Steward, $16.00 board allowance
Four Waiters, $27.00 board allowance
Two Kitchen Help, $27.00 board allowance..
102.00 27.00 16.00
1949 and after
$3,681.00 EMPLOYER'S EMPLOYEES' TOTAL
"It is held therefore, that the M Fraternity, which is an 'employer' as defined in section 907(a) of the Social Security Act, is subject to the tax imposed by section 901 of that Act with respect to the wages paid by the fraternity to its employees."
The quotation above referred to applies to Title IX and to date no ruling has come to the writer's attention covering Title VIII. However, it seems likely that a similar ruling will follow to cover Title VIII.
The Treasury Department has seen fit to hold that fraternities are subject to the Act and every fraternity chapter must cooperate until and if Congress changes the law to ex- empt fraternities. Such an exemption was granted by Congress a number of years ago in connection with the income tax law .
COST TO FRATERNITIES
IT I S OF INTEREST to observe the significance of these new taxes to active chapters. Using as an illustration: a chapter with a cook, porter, treasurer, steward, four waiters, and two kitchen helpers, the tax for 1936 was $36.81. In 1937 the tax becomes $110.43 on the chapter and $36.81 upon employees, or a total of $147.24. In 1949 the tax on the chap- ter will be $220.86 and upon the employees $110.43, or a total of $331.29. The table below supports the figures given:
Total Monthly Payroll Annual Payroll
Federal legislation does not provide any bene- fits for unemployment. Most states have passed laws which provide such benefits.
TITLE VIII of the Act, dealing with old-age benefits, levies two taxes, one on employers and one on employees. Section 804 of the Act reads in part as follows: " I n addition to other taxes, every employer shall pay an ex- cise tax, with respect to having individuals in his employ . . ." The old-age benefits taxes apply to all chapters employing one or more persons and to all remuneration paid those em- ployees regardless of the medium, just as in the case of unemployment insurance tax.
Furthermore, a tax which the chapter must withhold from wages is levied on the em- ployees of all chapters. It is payable monthly to the Collector of Internal Revenue.
The taxes withheld by the chapter, and the taxes paid directly to the government, for 1937-39 are each 1 per cent of the total pay, or an aggregate of 2 per cent. The tax rates
P. B R I G G S
The unemployment tax for 1936, payable on
or before January 3 1 , 1937, unless an exten-
sion is granted, was 1 per cent of the total 206(2), Regulations 90.) payroll, for 1937 the rate is 2 per cent, and
for subsequent years, 3 per cent.
The reader, of course, understands that the
Act Applies to Fraternities
University of Michigan
$ 36.81 110.43 147.24 220.86
$ .. 36.81
$ 36.81 147.24 184.05 331.29
Many chapters will find it expedient to in- crease the remuneration of students working for their board sufficiently to cover the cash
New York Panhellenic Gives
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afternoon teas sponsored by the various fra- ternity groups are held on Sundays; and there are frequent lectures, art exhibits and recitals. The Panhellenic Ball will be held at the Hotel Ritz-Carlton, on February 27.
The custom of awarding a fellowship of $500 to a fraternity woman for graduate work has been revived. This practice w a s aban- doned during the depression years, but money is now available for this fellowship and it will be awarded in the spring of 1937. For information, address inquiry to Miss Bern- hard, at the Beekman Tower.
The Panhellenic House Association is spon- soring its third annual essay contest with prizes of $100 and a tw o weeks' visit to N ew York; $25 and $15 with a week's visit. The subjects, from which one should be chosen, are: "Does N ew York Represent the Ameri- can Scene?"; "Is New York a Vital Part of My Culture?"; "Is New York a Place to Launch a Career?" The judges are Fannie Hurst, Mary Colum, Lyman Beecher Stowe, Kenyon Nicholson, Helen Worden, Hans V .
which must be withheld from the employee and paid to the Government. In 1937 this would mean, in the above illustration, that a waiter who receives board with a "fair value" of $27.00 per month would also receive 27c in cash which would be withheld and sent to the Collector of Internal Revenue as the wait- er's contribution to the old-age benefit fund.
CHAPTERS subject to Title I X , unemploy- ment, must keep records starting with Janu- ary 1, 1936, showing:
1. Total remuneration payable monthly to em- ployees in cash or otherwise and number of em- ployees by months.
2. Total contributions to any state unemployment fund.
Chapters subject to Title VIII, old-age as- sistance, must keep records starting with Jan- uary 1, 1937, showing:
1. Name, address, occupation and account num- ber assigned to each employee.
2. Total amount and date of each remuneration payment and the period of services covered.
3. The amount of remuneration subject to tax and amount of employee's tax withheld.
4. Copies of all returns, schedules, and statements filed.
All records for Title I X and VIII must be
preserved for at least four years from the Kaltenborn and Lila Bell Acheson. The es-
due date of the tax in a safe and readily accessible place.
Every chapter subject to the Act must apply for an identification number which must be used on all returns and letters concerning the Social Security Act. Likewise, all employees must obtain an account number from the So- cial Security Board which the chapter must preserve and keep in their records.
DATES O F FILING RETURNS
THE state unemployment laws must be con- sulted for the filing dates of state tax re- turns. T h e Federal returns must be filed as follows:
say, of not more than 1,000 words, should be typed on one side of white paper, 8^x11, and should be sent to the Essay Contest Com- mittee, Beekman Tower Hotel, 3 Mitchell Place, N ew York City, before March 31.
Kappa Theta Gives Grape Festival
KAPPA THETA can take advantage of a warm, rainless fall for outdoor rushing parties and they are allowed off-campus af- fairs. A garden party at Colista Warne's; a beach party at the Miramar Club and a tea at the Huntington Hotel were among events. Jeanne Smith thought the grape festival at the house was their most novel party. In the center of the four tables placed diag-
onally in the shape of a cross were tw o big horns o f plenty with luscious grapes o f all kinds and colors overflowing. Candles were placed at the far ends of the tables and bunches of grapes were arranged on grape leaves down th e centers o f th e tables. W e placed w a x paper underneath th e grapes to protect th e table cloth. F o r place cards w e bad a little bunch of white grapes with a card bearing the name of the guest propped against it. These decorations were practical as well as beautiful, for we ate all of them.
Maryland returned to fall rushing this year for a period of two weeks. The day students planned the luncheons, the house members the dinners. T h e pledges liked the rose dinner
1936 Employer of Eight or More. Tax Return (Unemploy-
ment Tax) January 31,1937 1937 Employer of Eight or More,
Tax Return (Unemploy-
ment Old-Age turn
T a x ) Benefits,
T ax Old-Age Benefits, Informa-
July 31, 1937,
and quarterly there- after.
February 28, 1937, and monthly there- after.
FRATERNITIES, especially local chapters, are
again faced with Federal legislation which re-
quires that they keep accurate accounting rec- best. E . R . Sparling spun the sugar and egg
white roses for the cakes and decorated the white place cards with rosebuds. The center- pieces were bouquets of red roses with rib-
ternities, they will rise to the occasion and do bons run to the rushees' places. Sophia the job in a manner that will be a credit to Hoenes liked the circus dinner with its animal the fraternity world. place cards and paper tents.
ords, which must be preserved over a period
of years. It is to be hoped that, as long as
the law of the land places this duty upon fra-
JANUARY, 1937 31
Fraternity Minded AOil Husbands
Earl and Jane Schoening arc both Illinois graduates.
AOH'j can't be accused among llwse joke-book zvives who interfere ivith their husbands' avocations or off-hour interests. You will recall that Atlantic District Superintendent Johanna Buerger's husband is president of 211.
-f. THE beginning of anything is difficult to thought worth while. L et us hope that col-
define. Like a crisis, we are not able to recognize a "beginning" until it is too late to do something about it. Such was the case, I'm sure, o f Earl's interest in h is fraternity.
I suspect that during the World War when handfuls of boys struggled to keep alive their fraternity groups on the campus at Illinois— their homes commandeered by the Federal Government, to house military units, meeting in a rented room when one could be found, daily saying goodbye to those leaving fo r more active encampments, and daily hearing of friends and brothers who would never return to a college campus—the foundations for a conception of fraternal brotherhood were laid.
I believe, too, that the kindly cooperation, and paternal supervision exercised by the L'ni- versity authorities mainly through the immor- tal Thomas Arkle Clark, Dean of Men, pro- vided an exceptional locale for the develop- ment of the college fraternity. In this very sympathetic atmosphere, Earl's conception of fraternity developed.
Today, fraternity to him is not a matter of a Greekletter name, or of a territorial division of the country, or a matter of adolescent ex- pression. Fraternity h a s come to mean a bond of mutual understanding and tolerance, a hand- clasp of good fellowship extending from the aged New England college to the glistening arches of Palo Alto.
Fraternity is no longer sectional, no longer an adornment of college youth, no longer a niatter of ritual, but an attitude of mindand heart, which knows no limit in time or space.
Since the founding of the first college fra- ternity there have been men and women with this same conception of fraternity. They have given generously of their time, their energy, and their wisdom to perpetuate ideals they
leges and universities throughout the country will continue to cooperate with fraternity offi- cers to foster these ideals.
Earl's interest in his fraternity and his con- tributions to its demands have brought to m e a deeper appreciation of my own Alpha Omi- cron Pi and the women who have worked so earnestly in its behalf. However, the ques- tion keeps popping up in m y mind, "What do the husbands of the Alpha officers do when their wives are attending induction banquets, 25th anniversaries, a n d sorority conventions?" —(Eliza) Jane Garman Schoening, Iota, 1921.
Note: The husband to whom I refer is Earl F . Schoening, President of Phi Sigma Kappa.
Editor's Note: M r. Schoening is the first man from a midwest chapter to be elected president of his fraternity. H e had served as vice president, director of finances, de- veloping the accounting system and the his- toric movietone.
Have You Heard That—
Florence Sprafka fP), one of the eight Syllabus beauties at Northwestern last year, was selected as an attendant to the Empress of the Navy ball? S h e is on the sophomore commission.
The new treasurer of Alethenai, honorary women's literary society at Northwestern, is Janet Meditch (P) ?
Anna Clarke ( B K ) is vice president of the Biological Discussion Club at British Colum- bia? T h e Beta Kappas are working in the Children's Ward of the Vancouver General Hospital.
Alpha P i held open house at Thanksgiving time for alumna?, parents and friends visiting at Florida State College for Women?
Alice DuVal, Iota, is financial secre-
tary of Illinois' Women's League. the second woman ever to edit Van- at Madison, chapter president and Hernameislistedin"Who'sWhoinderbilt's"Commodore."Sheischair-photographiceditorofthe"Badger," Pat Vogan Spearman, Nu Omicron, is
Colleges." man of the senior class. Wisconsin
Have YouHeard That
-+- BESSIE MITCHELL (0) was Tennessee's band sponsor?
Omicron pledges won the silver trophy in the Sigma Chi Derby at Tennessee?
NonaLeeBrown(0)isamemberofCap and Gown, senior honorary?
Omicron won the Carnicus trophy for sell- ing tickets at Tennessee?
Delta Chapter and Boston Alumnae give the AOII Scholarship at Jackson College, won this year by Arline Merrill?
Nu Omicron issues a splendid manual tell- ing about the chapter and including pictures of the president and outstanding members? Such a booklet would make a nice favor for rushing and if, allowed by Panhellenic, would be excellent sent to rushees before rushing.
For the second time in Vanderbilt's history a co-ed will edit The Commodore? That co- ed is Pat Spearman (NO) whose home is in the Canal Zone. P a t is also vice president o f the Women's Student Government Board of which Frances Murrey (N O ) is president.
Three of ten Mortar Boards at Montana State are Alpha O's—Helen Thorpe, Elfrida Lloyd and Janet Ralph? Helen is president, the second AOII in tw o years. Janet w a s queen of the Harvest Ball.
W. A . A . at Montana State is headed by Margaret Moser (A*)?
Carolyn Busch (A*)wasoneof 17Ameri-
can students to win an art scholarship to for the Southern Campus, year book at U. C
Paris? Dorothea Krupp (Z ) was another winner.
MargaretTrench(BT)isthepresidentof Women's Commerce Gub at Toronto?
L A .?
Mary Ellen Kirk (KG)was elected to
GuidonandwasPromMissatJuniorProm? Dorothy Pickett and Irma Shumway (B D
Margaret Heinecke, Eta, is a iJLi annual.
Phyllis Burns ( I ) is president of
junior women's honorary; she is chairman of the Y.W.C.A.publicity committee and at- tended the Junior Class B ig Shot banquet?
Rachel Shetlar (<f>) is secretary of the Women's rifle team?
A Jay Jane is Maxine Earhart, president of Phi?
Doris Berry ( T ) belongs to M*E, music honorary?
Izetta Poindexter (T) played a prominent role in "Girls in Uniform" when it ran at the Studio Theatre in Seattle for 14 weeks?
Gertruda Blanchard ( A ) sang in the opera given by the Palo Alto Opera Company?
Rita Szekeres ( A ) is a copy reader on the Stanford Daily and Sally Taber (A ) is a re- porter? Both belong to OS*. Rita belongs to
Rifle and Pistol Club and Sally to Tennis Club.
Dorothy Fuller (AT) was the only 1936 graduate at Denison to receive special honors? Mortar Board installed a chapter at Denison and initiated Martha Robuck, Mimi Dorr,
Phyllis Taber; Mary Estey, Sue Perry and Rebecca Mathews, A T alumnae? Mimi is the vice president; Phyllis is editor.
Alpha Tau helped a sorority at Denison in need of pledges to pledge eleven girls, nine of whom have been initiated?
Kay Satzky (KG)iseditor of organizations
JANUARY, 1 9 3 7
Joan Newbill (*) is in the freshman law class of Kansas University of which she is secretary ?
The formal Panhellenic hall at Butler was arranged by Marian Messick (BG) ?
Two honor members of Beta Theta are Marie Schubert, Spurs, and Jaynet Pickerel, a pledge of Kappa Beta and winner of an ora- torical contest?
Rose Whitmore ( r ) is president of Maine's Women's Forum, on the Senior Prom commit- tee and secretary of Spanish Club?
JeannePacquette(E)hadtheleadand Ruth Lindquist ( E ) played the ingenue when "The Women Have Their Way" was given at Cornell?
The society editor of Oregon's Emerald is Gladys Bottleson (A2) ? Marguerite Kelly
(A2) is on the Oregana staff?
Sara Dominick ( T A ) is president of Pan-
hellenic Council at Birmingham-Southern, of Paint and Patches, of the Dramatic Club?
Tau Delta has given programs at a home for old ladies, the County Home and has helped with children in day nurseries?
Miriam Dorr is the vice president of Emily Farnsworth, Delta, won the XQ m a n Scales, Iota and sister of team, TKA, Crossed Keys, junior nis team and in the glee club. She is
Catherine Edwards Royer (B#) received
the SAX award for the most outstanding woman journalist on Indiana campus?
Mortar Board elected Martha Clevenger (Bf>) at Indiana?
Christine Nelson (A ) was chairman of Jack- son's Panhellenic formal?
Little Anna Avalt and her family in Boston had a Thanksgiving dinner and Anna has new winter clothes because Delta Chapter provided them?
Michigan's W . A . A . Board, house treasurer, and sorority editor for the Michiganensian? The secretary-treasurer of Southwestern's freshman class is Josephine Tully (KO)? It
is the highest honor that a freshman girl can have. She belongs to "II."
Beatrice Spivey (KO) led the grand march at the Panhellenic dance at Southwestern?
Jean Forster, Iota treasurer, is president of the Illinois chapter of 4>B, a member of IIA*, on Illini Theatre Guild committees and in the ca«t of "Midsummer Night'1; Dream?"
were chosen Tower Guard, sophomore hon- orary, at Michigan State? Dorothy is secre- tary of Home Economics Club.
Dorothy Hobbs (IIA) is secretary of the junior class at Maryland?
Margaret Phillipe (Z), president of Tassels at Nebraska, was masked by Mortar Board? Eloise Benjamin ( Z ) and Marjorie Bannis- ter (Z) were elected two of the twelve most beautiful and popular coeds on the Nebraska campus by the vote of the entire student
is Margaret Martin (K), president of Main Hall and vice president of the Student Gov- ernment at Randolph-Macon?
Vonda Keith ( K ) is president of the soph- omore class?
Beth Fowler (I) was chosen Mortar Board at Illinois?
Kay Latham (NK) was elected president of the Texas Federation of College Women and of Mustang Sports Association? S h e belongs to A*-K, physical education.
Mildred Browne ( N K ) is vice president of Swastika, a group of girls chosen from S. M. U.'s five oldest sororities? Mildred is a char-
Omicron Pi has a new home and a new housemother, M rs. Underwood?
Pi> w a s
tleg/"1 _feauty Court of Newcomb Denison's Y'.W.C.A., president of scholarship at Jackson College where she dnJ, ie "the daughter ofLeola Alpha Tau,onthe Varsity debate istheseniorclasstreasurer,ontheten-
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Elisabeth, Pi. honorary, and daughter of Carolyn the daughter of Frida Ungar Farns- Piper Dorr, Rho. worth. Delta.
STELLA PERRY HONORED
STELLA PERRY was the first woman to be honored in a nezv scries, "We Pause to
Honor—A Great Fraternity Leader," published by THE FRATERNITY MONTH. Intro-
ducingMrs.Perry,themagazinesaid:"Itiswithrealpleasurethattheeditorspause to pay tribute to a living Founder who has done so much for her own sorority, and
who continues active as Historian."
MRS. STELLA G. S. PERRY is a person who of fresh contacts and a wider range of friend-
takes the institution of fraternity seriously. It was her genius for friendship, among other things, that made her a prime mover in the organization o f AOII. Undoubtedly, its founding accentuated her original tendencies in that direction. At any rate, her fellow members think of her first and foremost as a friend. This feeling is not confined to her contemporaries. The path to her door is worn smooth by the feet of young people from all over the country, who, when they come to New York, feel that they must see her.
As founder, first president and permanent historian, she has shared the joys and vicissi- tudes of all the chapters from their inception. Every new one has brought to her the pleasure
ships. There has been no self glory in her appreciation of the growing ranks of Alpha Omicron P i members. S h e believes that the elem ents o f idealism that went into th e frater- nity's making were somehow strong enough to carry it into larger spheres of activityand that as long as these elements remain a vital part of the organization it will endure and grow in usefulness.
Such a philosophy is a challenge to any fra- ternity. M rs. Perry never lets u s forget its force. Moreover, in her ow n person she lives the ideals to which w e aspire. F o r that and for her universal friendliness, Alpha Omicron Pi honors and loves her.—ELIZABETH HEYWOOD WYMAN. AOII Founder.
thechapterhouseinChampaign.Mrs.Lelandwithinitiationatthechapterhouse.JaneHas- Heinecke, Etapresident, was mistress of cere- monies. Lorena Cowgill responsed to the wel- come. Talks were given by Amy Chisholm, Elizabeth Gasper, Romance Koopman and Gertrude Hoppman. Mrs. F. T . Moran, alum- nae president, told of Eta's founding.
toastmistress. T h e ring w as given to Adele Wilkins ( P ) . Toasts by Lydia Brown, Mil- dred Boehm, Cora Jane Stroheker, alumnae, and Delphine Wilson, Rho president, proceed- ed Mary Dee Drummond's talk on our Ken- tucky work.
Rodd Gachet ( I I ) spoke on "Effective Per- sonalities." Christine Bryant sang the Rose
Each girl at Cincinnati and Theta Eta Sban- quet at the Hotel Alms lit a small red candle set in a red rose from the flame of the four
Founders' Day Marks Large Reunions in Chapters
-4- THE reports from alumnae chapters are Lowdermilk and Gladys Hawickhorst. Music full of the gala happenings on December 8. was provided by Ruth Brinkman and Eleanor The spirit of fraternity is shown in the pro- Maris. Charlotte Peele arranged the banquet
grams and the quiet moment given as ame- morial to Helen S t. Clair Mullan by many of the gatherings w a s beautiful.
Since not all chapters can celebrate with alumnae groups and since some of those groups failed to send reports, we will give you the high spots of the celebrations as re- ported by chapter correspondents.
Edith Anderson was at Denison on De- cember 7. Jane Gebhard w o n th e scholarship recognition pin for her fine improvement. A "fish pond" on each table yielded candy gifts to those contributing money for the Social Service work fund which Alpha Tail has. Mildred Wyatt and Mary Kirby were initiated after the banquet.
Edith was Omega's guest, too, where she spoke on "The Purpose and Future of Frater- nal Organizations." The actives received gifts of compacts after the banquet toasts based on an air plane trip, "Flying High."
At P i Delta the members wore red roses on Maryland campus and had their banquet at the house. A birthday cake was its feature with songs and appropriate toasts.
with Mrs. C.C.Trueblood in charge of the program.
Epsilon Alpha h a d a candle light service followed by the reading of Mrs. Perry's letter about the founding. A charter member of Epsilon, Mrs. Wright ('09), spoke at Epsilon's party after which members w h o knew th e Founders told of them.
Nu and N e w Y ork celebrated a t a luncheon at Beekman Tower. Mrs. Cleaves w as toast- mistress; Mary Estes, president of New York Alumnae Chapter, the three Founders and Billie Zinneker, N u president, spoke.
Mrs. Frederick Maurice Hunter (Z ) was guest of honor at Alpha Sigma's formal din- ner. Violet Jones, president, w as toastmis- tress. Edith Clement and Mary Margaret Hunt were speakers. The pledges were guests. There was a rose for each of the 40 members present
Another Georgian Hotel, this one in Ath- ens, Georgia, was the setting for Lambda Sigma's banquet. Toasts were given by Vir- ginia Bradshaw, Montez Debnam and Helen Hixon. Birmingham and Tau Delta dined at the Redmont Hotel, the scene of the chapter's first banquet. Rebecca Williamson Dennis
Chicago went to Evanston to banquet at the
Georgian Hotel. Melita Skillen. ( E ) w as told of the chapter's installation and Rochelle
Sixty Montana State members were present Founders' candles. Ema Kramer (OH '38) at Alpha Phi's party at the house. T h e pat- was toastmistress. Speakers were Virginia
ronesses attended and brought gifts for the house. Thepledges always entertain withan original song. Iota's banquet was given at
Horton, Elizabeth Koenig, Marie Huwe, Ruth Cox Segar and Maxine Cooper.
Eta and Madison combined the anniversary Fowler was toastmistress. Mary Tehon and langer welcomed the guests while Margaret
Ellen Norton were speakers. Nu Omicron
had a buffet supper at the Nashville chapter
house. The pledges entertained with a skit;
Mrs. Christopher Hopkins, Nashville alumnae
president and Doris Busby, chapter president,
°f Mrs. C . F . Zeek. Mrs. Stanley Dawson,
President of the alumnae chapter, and Mildred were up and dressed in white before the rest Browne, N u Kappa president, presided at the
tea table. Marty Hood, a pledge, composed a song for the occasion.
Indianapolis and Beta Theta had luncheon play. Breakfast was served to the whole t the Columbia Club. Mrs. Frank Cox, alum- group in the dining hall of the college. Kappa
president, w as toastmistress. Speakers went to the Oakwood Country Club and car- were Marie Sullivan, Lucy Allen, Mrs. A . L . ried out a Christmas theme of toasts.
Way down in Florida AOII's of Alpha P i
of the college awoke. A t 7:00 a. m ., the pres- ident led the services. Pictures of the Found- ers and Barnard College in 1897 were on dis-
HAZEL NOE SAYS that Alpha Pi's best party was the AOPi-rate one, built upon a treasure hunt in the house and yard. All AOII's were dressed like pirates. Over the front door hung a huge picture of a skull and cross bones. Crepe paper streamers of many colors radiated from the chandeliers to all sides of the parlors. Candles and green electric bulbs were the only lights used. Paper skulls and masks were pinned to the curtains and furni- ture. After the treasure was found, we all settled down in the big parlor for entertain- ment of tap dances by Doris Godard and Jane Sutton; Harlem and Hawaiian dances by Rosalie Merritt; piano selections by Betty Bary, xylophone number by Margaret Tyler, and a short skit by Mary Finney, Maybeth Goss, and Mary Jo Noe. Food in small paper bags filled a big wooden barrel and helped to carry out the AOPi-rate theme.
party was the formal tea. The tea table was done entirely in white and green. A lovely white lace cloth covered it, the silver tea service was at one end, and at the other end was a large bowl made of ice, illuminated, and wound with smilax. In it was white pineapple ice. Green and white frosted cakes, green and white mints, and salted nuts were also served. A white centerpiece of cut flowers was on the table, and the corsages of the housemother, president, and rushing chairman were white gardenias. Our formal preference dinner was outstanding in that it was our privilege to have Mary Rose Barrons von Furstenau (3>) sing for us. Mary Rose is an alumna from Milwaukee and has sung with the Chicago Civic Opera.
Verdant foliage, colorful birds, and paper monkeys climbing on the walls transformed Tau Chapter house into a veritable jungle for the Tuesday rushing tea planned by Harriet Fritz ('37). according to Deloris Ritter. _ In keeping with the jungle theme, the centerpiece of the tea table was of miniature carved animals, and animal crackers were served with orange ice and tea. At rushing func- tions the rushees were met at the door by Lois
Eta Chapter put forth a special effort this
year to make the rushing season an unusual
one. Without the help of our alumna? chap-
ter we could not have succeeded. They divid-
ed their group and put two members on each
committee for every function. Margaret
Sweeney Conklin, who gives recipes over the
air, planned many of the menus, and they Hanson, rushing chairman for this season, were the best ever! Our most impressive assisted by Jean Hegel and were introduced
Rho Chapter won the prise for the best Homecoming decora- tions at Northwest- ern. The scene de- picts the gates of heaven with 11 N.U. football players fall- ing upon the Gophers down on earth. With golden wings and a heavenly robe Coach Lynn Waldorf n-atchcs the descent.
Prize Rush Parties Win Pledges
from Honolulu. She gave each rushee a red and white lei. A doll, dressed in a red and white grass skirt, and wearing a red and white lei, was placed as a centerpiece on the table. We gave miniature Hawaiian dolls as
to the girls waiting to receive them. Accord-
ing to Panhellenic rules, Saturday night all
the bids are sent to a lawyer who sends a
telegram to the rushee on Sunday directing
her to appear at the Panhellenic office to re-
ceive her bids. Sunday is "Silence Day" at favors. Punch, pineapple sandwiches and
Minnesota, and on Monday we learn the re- sults of our rushing season.
fruit drops were served."
If off-campus rushing is permitted and there is a lake handy, try Pi's party as related by Adele Heaton. Our rush season lasted the first two weeks of school. There was a silence period from noon on Friday to 12:30 p. m. on
Theta Eta's best party was a school days'
party given by the alumnae at an old red brick
country schoolhouse. Each invitation was a
"knock-knock" rolled up and attached to a
mortar board. Each girl was assigned to a Saturday. During that time the bids were desk and given a tiny bow of ribbon to wear issued and returned and at the close of silence in her hair. All actives and "alums" were we were given a list of those who had dressed as small school children, wearing very pledged. Under our Panhellenic rules for short dresses, large hair ribbons, anklets and
low-heeled shoes. Some even had long curls.
After school came to order, history, music,
and geography were the lessons for the day.
Each subject pertained to some phase of ,cabin and all the modern conveniences. For sorority knowledge. History had to do with souvenirs we had sailor caps with AOII the history of the sorority. In geography, we
rushing we were allowed two parties. One was a sailing party on Lake Pontchatrain, at- tended by 50. Our boat was a beautiful white two-masted schooner with an auxiliary motor,
had a large map (the one that hangs on our apartment wall) and pointed out the location of the various Alpha Omicron Pi chapters. Music consisted in singing AOII songs. Vari- ous members of the sorority participated in recitation and teaching of the lessons. This party was given with the idea of acquainting the rushees with the sorority. Actives brought in amusement by playing some of the more unusual schoolroom pranks. A s sou- venirs we gave pencil sharpeners in the shape of the globe of the world. After the party, each girl was given a paper bag in which there were two sandwiches and a sucker. After finishing these, we had ice cream cones. (Mary Kay Smith's directions for it sound interesting.)
Cecile Luton says that Kappa Omicron's most successful rush party was the formal Red Rose tea. Red Jacqueminot roses af- forded color throughout our English lodge, which was illumined only by candlelight. The centerpiece of the tea table was a silver epergne filled with Jacqueminot roses, re- flected in a mirror base. Red tapers burned in silver holders, and silver compotes were filled with white mints, decorated with minia- ture red roses. Red and white were featured in the individual cakes, iced in white and dec- orated with red roses, and in the ice course which was moulded as a red rose. Ourpresi- dent, Elizabeth Cobb, was gowned in red vel- vet, while all other actives and alumnae wore white
Panhellenic rulings at M ichigan extended rushing to three weeks and Omicron Pi liked the result. Their teas and dinners were not unusual, reports Carolyn Ross.
Martha Cowart writes that Tau Delta had an AOII Fair with a midway lined with booths, a crazy house, a fortune teller, a weight guesser, games of chance, a hot dog and lemonade stand. In the main show were an AOII play, magicians and dancers.
Friday afternoon we gave our most success- cessful rush party," says Evelyn Lancaster of Lambda Sigma's Hawaiian party. "Martha Mackey was dressed in a real grass skirt
painted in red letters on the front, toy Pop- eye dolls, whistles and other noise-makers. The majority of the party were dressed in slacks or sailor pants. Sandwiches and coca cola were served. The entertainment was the easiest part because we had taken our song books and sang every song we knew. Another item which helped the picturesqueness of our party was a full moon which rose from the lake just as we started to sail. The sails were hoisted as soon as we were out of the canal and for an hour we glided over the smooth waters. Behind the boat were attached two skiffs and the more daring of the party climbed into them.
Three parties were planned with a great deal of thought and care by Nu. "In my estima- tion," writes Vivien Smith, "and the rushees, too, the Advertising party was our most suc- cessful rush party. We sold ourselves as we had the rushees sell themselves to us. Invita- tions were in the form of an advertisement. Slogans had to be guessed by the rushees, and samples of toothpaste, and cigarettes were given as prizes. The girls were very much interested in the slogans we had for various products, and they soon forgot to be self- conscious and were quite at ease."
At Vanderbilt Nu Omicron entertained all the new girls in periods of two hours each, from eight in the morning until six in the evening, during the first three days of "open rushing." Coffee was served each morning, with M rs. Clark, the housemother, pouring. Luncheon and tea were served on these days and for one luncheon the tomato juice cock- tail was served in the garden under a shady grape arbor. The Rose banquet was given in the main ball room of the Belle Meade Country Club. The long tables formed a Greek letter Pi, and were decorated with Jacqueminot roses. The program included a welcome address by Dorothy W illet Hopkins, president of the alumnae chapter, and short talks using "Portrayal of Alpha 0 Rose" as the general subject were made by four mem- bers. After dinner, Lela Fry performed a beautiful ceremony by presenting each rushee with a rose, while singing "AOII Rose."
[To BE CONTINUED I N MARCH]
They Are Campus Leaders
Kathleen Brannen, Lambda Sigma, was Georgia's Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (left).
Faye Poore, Omicron, was chosen Tennessee's Sweetheart of Sigma Chi in the annual Derby.
Virginia Freret, Pi, is president of Scwcomb's Y.lf'.C.A.; secretary of the (iraniatic club; business manager of "The Lagniappc."
Marguerite McKay is Delta's president as well as president of the senior class at Jackson College.
Lillian Mcl.aurin, Nu Omicron, president of H I * at VanderbUt, Batchelor Maide and first year
Marie Huwc, Theta Etat
the Junior Show at Cincinnati. She belongs to Sociology Club and gives IQ tests at the Cincinnati Employment
Helen Thorpe, Alpha Phi, is president of Mortar Board at Montana State, a Spur, *T0 and a High School Week
took part in
news editor of "The Daily
and on the A.IV.S. Board at H*W •
1 9 3 7
Eleanor Neutson has the honor of be- ing Tau's first daughter at Minnesota. Her mother is Viola Miner Neutson. whose father is the oldest living grad- uate of Minnesota.
Midwestern District Chapters Lead Three Campi in Scholarship
CHAPTERS in the Midwestern District made sorority history when unanimously they
led their campi in scholarship.
Phi at Kansas not only surpassed other
sororities, but also had an average higher than non-sorority girls. Margaret Schwartz made <i>BK; Imogene Beamer, ON.
This was the first time in five years that AOn has led in scholarship on the Colorado campus. T o think thev were at the bottom of the list in the fall quarter and at the top by the close of school in the spring. This re- markable record was due to the superior girls they pledged, hard studying and their deter- mination to get ahead. Helen Walter, as their alumna adviser, deserves a great deal of cred- it for her untiring efforts and guidance. Mary
Ellen Pafano, Annie Kendall and Margaret Lyman were honor students.
Of course, it was quite a feat for Zeta to be first, on the Nebraska campus, where so many strong nationals a r e represented. T h e girls were justifiably pleased at the Panhellenic banquet, when AOIT got the cup. Irene Hent- zen made $BK; L e a Ruth Cornelius, Harriet Heuman, Irene Berry, Dorothy Bentz, Bettv Temple, Helen Nave, Betty Peake, and Ellen Srb were a ll honor students.
Omega Wins Phi Beta Kappa Cup
FOR the second time in less than three years Omega Chapter at Miami Univer- sity, Oxford, Ohio, has won the *BK cup
•or scholarship supremacy.
Mattie Todd Little. Kappa, was "Miss Emporia" in the Tobacco Festival held in South Boston, Virginia.
Alpha O Voted California's Most
-+- WALLY SIMPSON may not become queen of England but she almost was crowned the most popular "co-ed" on the University of
California campus yesterday.
As it was,honors went to Marie Godt (2),
sophomore from San Francisco and member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. Miss Godt was named "Julie X " in a popularity contest designed to bring the fall term on the campus to a fitting close.
Wally Simpson w as a write-in candidate, the choice of 47 students as the person who should be given a "date" with the most outstanding campus Romeo. Miss Godt finally walked away with 254 votes and a $10 compact. Next came K a y Thompson, senior, with 204 votes and, in order, Janice Watkins, junior; Eileen Davidson, junior and Marvis Campbell (2 pledge) freshman. T h e contest w as conduct- ed by none other than "Mr. X ," campus Rom- eo-snooper, who thought it was a good idea to inject a little spirit into collegians to coun- teract the "cramming" fo r final exes.
Miss Godt is a member of Pelican staff on the campus and of the elections committee.
Bland Morrow Honored
BLAND MORROW, AOn's social service work-
er in Kentucky, has been elected treasurer of the Kentucky State Conference of Social Work. Five hundred social workers, educa- tional leaders a n d interested persons attended the conference in Louisville.
the stage at the end of a big rope, Dean E. M. Freeman unfastened it and with the aid of 16 lines of poetry presented University farms' most coveted award to Peggy Jerome
(T), senior in home economics.
The decision met with the approval of sev- eral hundred guests at University farm's an- nual Christmas tree party. Hearty applause accom panied M iss Jerom e as she carried the battered trophy back to her seat on the stage.
"I'm so surprised," observed the brown- haired, dark-eyed M inneapolis girl and she and Dean Freeman posed for photographers after the program. "I really am. I had no idea I was going to get it"
Awarded each Christmas to the person in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Home Economics considered by the agricultural stu- dent's council to be the most valuable to the campus, the Little Red Oil can went this year to a student active in University affairs.
She is vice president of W SGA and of Alpha Omicron Pi, academic sorority. She is a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron, profes- sional hom e econom ics sorority.
For the last three years she has also been
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feet are upon the ground. Her prac- tical helpfulness is proverbial am ong those who know her. She thinks of the nicest things to do for people and thinks of them first. She has always been interested in the social service work of AOII. This year, know- ing of our need for cash, she presented Chi- cago Alumnae Chapter with one of her paint- ings which is to be raffled. Not only did she give it to us but let us choose from among many. The accompanying picture of the paint- ing is the result of popular choice. It is an oil canvas 24x28 in a gold frame. The tulips range from a sunlit yellow through gold to a deep orchid. The bowl is blue with the back- ground a darker blue. The "floor" is a neutral shade of red-brown to purple. Alice says that, although the treatm ent is conservative, the composition and lighting are based upon mod- ern and liberal theories of painting.
Needless to say, we are grateful for her generosity and are delighted with this gor- geous gift. We are already eyeing enviously the future winner of the picture.
BUSY people do take time to enjoy alumnae
chapters and to do their "bit." Witness the president of Milwaukee Chapter who is Mar- garet Johnson Gay (H '19) who is in the W isconsin State Department. She inspects factories and works on labor situations—a busy person in these unsettled times, but not too busy to conduct the AOII affairs in Mil-
LILLIAN SCHOEDLER (A) entertained the
Barnard alumnae in Boston at a tea in honor of Mrs. Annie Nathan Meyer. It was Miss Schoedler who suggested the plan of sub- scribing for land in the Riverside Quadrangle, to be used for Barnard expansion, by the
These Maryland yell leaders are all up in the atr over the V.M.I.-Maryland game. From left to right: Edith Gram and Sophia Hoenes, both of r* Delta; Nora Huber, KKI\
TPeggy Jerome Wins Oil Can
THEY let the Little Red Oil Can down on
the hom e
On Martha Deane Hour
AUTHORS' W eek found Stella Stern
a guest of honor at the Barnard College Club's Authors' tea and her book on display in the Barnard library. M artha D eane invited Mrs. Perry to be her guest speaker over WOR. She spoke on Louisiana, the background of her novels.
Atlanta Contributes Overalls to M ountaineers
INSTALLATION of 1936-37 officers of the Atlanta Alum.!.* Chapter was held on April 29 at the home of Mary Broughton Taylor. They are Mary Brough- ton Taylor (K), president; Dorris Bowers Garton (T). vice president; Dorothy Vanden DuBard (KO), sec- retary; Peg Jeffers Copeland (A ), treasurer; Kather- ine Kelly DuBose ( K O ) Panhellenic representative; Edith Walthall Ford (K ), study plan officer and pub- licity director; Martha McKnight Tyler (An), his- torian and reporter to To DRAGMA. The social ac- tivities of the summer consisted mainly of a steak fry given on the lovely grounds of Peg Copeland s home June 1. It was attended by members and their husbands and dates. An Indian dance given by Peg's son was the highlight of the evening. Em Fritsche Garnsey (*) was hostess at a breakfast for some of the rushees on September 15. Our financial ventures of the past year have met with pleasing success. We raffled off a dress in the early- spring from which we made a nice profit. We are continuing to sell vanilla. Three hundred chances were sold on a 15-pound turkey before Thanksgiving and a benefit bridge was held earlier in the fall. It was decided to send some overalls to Kentucky as our contribution to the mountain children's Christmas. Dorothy Bruniga Dean (P) is making her home in Atlanta and promises to become quite a figure in golfing circles here. Avery Monroe Gray (r) has been with us since early last spring. Our newest member is Jane Werner (E). Jane entertained us at one of our recent meetings with a talk on her trip to the Orient. We are glad to have Elizabeth Mac- Quiston Nichols (NK) back with us after a period of Several months during which she resided in Alahama where her husband was engaged for a time. Mary Ella Boman moved with her family to Kansas City, fire miss her and hope that she will return to At- lanta to make her home some time. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown Taylor became the parents of a son, Robert Brown Jr., on May 26. The Founders' Day banquet was held on December 8 at the East Lake Country Club. Peg Copeland delighted us with her unlimited supply of ingenuity. She was ably assisted in the arrangements for the banquet by Edith Ford and Mary Hurt (K).—MARTHA MCKNIGHT TYLER (ATI).
Baltimore Helps Needy Family
WE don't have a large group—only about IS who attend regularly— but we are terribly enthusiastic! W e sent to all AOn's living in Baltimore—as we did last year—an attractive red program of our activities for the year. Our meetings have been interesting and the titles for the remainder of the discussions and talks sound fascinating. In December we heard the highlights of Baltimore's Social Service work from Mildred Kettler (TIA '31) and Virginia Boggess My- lander (K '32) and next month the announced topic is "Let's Play (James"—sounds as though we're go- Mg to learn more of the adult games that have taken Baltimore by storm. The program also includes book reviews and a discussion of "Social Diseases and the Average Individual." We've been putting many of
huge basket of food.
'he AOTIs have enjoyed meeting each other at the
monthly luncheon get-togethers of the Baltimore Pan- "eileruc Association at Hochschild Kohn's. We helned Panhellenic raise $83.00 at a theater benefit. The
money is for the Goucher College Scholarship Fund. We were sorry to lose Betty Smith ( 0 ) who moved back to Washington.—HELEN WOLLMAN SHEATS (nA).
Bangor Celebrates Founders' Day with Gamma
THE first meeting of the fall was held at the home of Edith Bussell in Old Town. Helen Cleaves, At- lantic District Alumnae Superintendent, was our guest. She suggested to us the advisability of dividing into "interest" groups as many of the younger members find Saturday afternoons, the regular meeting time, inconvenient. At the October meeting with Doris Treat this was discussed. As a result about ten of the younger members met in November at the home of Margaret Fellows White, electing Mildred Haney chairman of this group. This group has no definite time of meeting and plan to remain actively asso- ciated with the original group. They have already helped the active girls of Gamma with their fall ini- tiation and with rushing. The regular November meet- ing was held with Estelle Beaupre and plans were made to observe Founders' Day with Gamma. On December 8 about 25 of us met with as many active girls at the home of Frances Burke, our president, for a buffet supper.-—DOROTHY SMITH (I1 ).
Bloomington Packs Boxes for Kentucky
BLOOMINGTON started the new year in September with a meeting at the home of the president, Helen Million, with Louise Payne and Dorothy Carpenter assisting. There are 22 active alumnae in the chap- ter. Plans were discussed for the coming year. An interesting account was given by the president of her trip to the District Convention held at Denison Uni- versity, Granville, Ohio. Special boxes are to be packed and dresses made by the group to be sent to Bland Morrow. A donation of food was given to our local welfare society at Christmas. Founders' Day was observed by active and alumnae chapters with a banquet at the chapter house on December 8. Geneva Crayden, president of Beta Phi, presided. Short talks were given by three charter members of Beta Phi Chapter: Helen Duncan, Mary Neal Mc- Ilveen. and Hannah Blair Neal.—MARY E. ROGERS.
Boston Enjoys Initiation on Founders' Day
THE activities of the chapter began with an October meeting at the home of Pauline Derby Haskell (I'), where we all heard enthusiastic reports of the District Convention in New York. Mrs. Robinson, Vice Dean of Women at Tufts, also talked of the growth of the college. The November meetings were all-day meetings, one at the home of Beth Moran, our chap- ter president, to the south of Boston; another at the home of Genevieve Fosdick Sanborn, to the north. The members worked on sewing for the Kentucky proteges and hea'rd informal accounts of travels and hooks read during the past summer. Since then a few individuals have helped to complete the sewing and prepare a box which went to Bland Morrow. On November 22 Alice Spear Raymond and Margaret Baxter entertained at tea in honor of Delta. Millie Eldredge and June Kelly poured. Practically all the active girls and many alumnae enjoyed the Sunday tea hour at Alice's lovely home. On December 7, some sixty members of the active and alumnae chap-
ters joined in observing Founders' Day at a dinner meeting at the Pioneer Club. Exquisite red roses and candles graced the long tables and the chatter of friends was stilled only at the mention of Helen St. Clair Mullaii, who would not be in her place of honor this year. Following the dinner came initiation service for Margaret Rourke ('39). The charm of initiation service is becoming an attractive feature of
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Jhildren's dresses with matching panties and six of 'he dearest stuffed cloth animals made under the di- rection of Frances Lemon Knight (IIA '24) to Bland -'lorrow in Kentucky. The dresses were so pretty, and no two of them were alike. We helped a family °* four children, their parents and grandparents to " a v e a joyful Christmas. There were individual gifts
Buffalo Hears Indian Princess at State Day
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our Founders' Day observance. Next we were treated
to a five-reel movie of the work of the Frontier
Nursing Service which brought to us much of the expenses. We had plenty of "rummage," but not appeal of the land where our National Work is car-
ried on. Kay Anthony received many thanks for the
program she had arranged for us. For January we
plan a number of benefit bridge parties all over the
metropolitan area to raise money for our Social Serv-
ice work. Rena Smith hopes that they will bring in
more than our quota stipulates.—ANNE WHITE.
IN May Buffalo entertained Rochester, Syracuse Boulder was planned for December 7. Seventeen
and Cornell AOII's at a State Day luncheon. Four
Cornell actives also attended. It was held in the Chi-
nese room of the Hotel Statler. Bernice Loft, an
Indian Princess from the Six Nations Reserve, Oh- inations begin. We will probably have the party sweken, Ontario, gave an unusually inspiring and in- early in January. We were sorry to lose one of
teresting talk. In May the following officers were chosen: M rs. L . B . Dorr, president; Helen Gillis, vice president; Ruth Boltwood, treasurer; Jane Wei- mert, secretary; Mrs. L. B. Webster, chairman of arrangements; Margene Harris, social chairman, and Flora Howard, historian. Martha Arthur Morrow has a baby boy who was born in June. The first meeting in the fall was a supper party held at the home of Mrs. H. Sharpe of Hamburg.—CAROL DORR(AT).
Cleveland Has Program Meetings
ENTHUSIASM and optimism for the coming year were prevalent' in the fall meetings of the Cleveland chapter. At the October meeting, which was desig- nated Miami Day, and was very well attended, we en- joyed an illustrated lecture on European travels. A large number also turned out for the November meet- ing, which was Denison Day. At the latter meeting we were very happy_ to have with us a guest speaker from Kappa Alpha Theta. At previous meetings we have had speakers from Delta Zeta and Alpha Xi Delta. We are planning to continue this practice in future meetings. Our financial status is very good
due to the "Share-the-Profits" idea worked out with Panhellenic on the "Fall Wings of Adventure Lec- ture Series." The lectures, featuring among others, such prominent personalities as Lowell Thomas and Robert Edison Fulton Jr. have been very popular. We also shared profits on the books of tickets sold by our members for the Great Lakes Exposition. Our Panhellenic delegate, Edna Mould (P), and her alter- nate, Grace Manbeck Weber (Oil), have worked very
diligently for us. The east and west side are again having their bimonthly social gatherings. The east side meetings are in the form of luncheons, while the west side have instituted an evening contract club. At both meetings this month, a Kentucky mountain shower was held to help fill the Christmas box. Our Founders' Day banquet was held at the College Club, December 8, with Edith Anderson as our guest of honor.—PHYLLIS JAYCOX (fi).
Denver Prints Y earbooks
DURING Rush Week several of the alumnae motored to Boulder to various parties to assist the active girls of Chi Delta. Two former Chi Delta girls were able to stay at the house during the entire week which helped greatly. We were all well satisfied with the results of rushing this year, as we have some lovely pledges at Boulder. We held our first meeting this fall at the home of Alice Alexander, early in Oc- tober, but we were rather disappointed in the small attendance. However, our spirits soared on No- vember 18 when we met at the home of Edna Morris with 25 Alpha O's present. At that time we welcomed several new members into our group: Mrs. Evelyn Grimm, a former Zeta girl; Dorothy Richardson from San Francisco; and Mrs. Harring-
ton, the wife of an instructor in the Denver Law School. Ruth Eversman Chisholtn gave a most in- teresting travel talk on her trip to Alaska the past summer. Carrie Klein made small AOII philanthropic banks for each of us, into which we are to put our extra dimes and pennies to be used later for our Social Service Fund. We are having programs printed to be given to the girls at our meeting on December 16. These show the time and place of each future meeting, the type of meeting it will be. the names of the hostesses, and the main feature of the evening. such as book reviews, travel talks, et cetera. We are also having a list printed giving the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all Alpha O alumna; living in Denver and vicinity. On
our members. Dorothy Foster Ralph, who recently went to California to live.—FRANCES E. KIMSEY(XA).
want to subscribe, just call Frances Kimsey at Pearl cleared enough money to help defray some of our
enough girls to help sell it, so that it was not as successful as we had hoped for. To date we have sent in magazine subscriptions amounting to $25.00, and we hope to double this amount soon. The alumna; are working hard trying to get subscriptions from their friends, and their efforts are certainly appreciated. If you wish to renew any of your sub- scriptions, or have new magazines for which you want to subscribe, just call Frances Kimsey at Pearl 1019, and she will be very glad to help you. A Founders' Day party with Chi Delta Chapter at
of the Denver Alumna; had planned to go up for the affair, but at the last minute it had to be post- poned due to closed week just before final exam-
Detroit W elcomes Edith Anderson
LAST month we had a benefit bridge party where we had a nice time and raised some money; and we are great salesmen, with our raffle tickets, our metal sponges, and our cook books. And now we have taken up passing the china pig at meetings. Last month, we had as our guest at meeting, Eleanor Bumgardner, a former AOII pledge who is the personal secretary of Frank Murphy, former governor-general of the Philippines and newly-elected governor of Michigan. She made an interesting and informal talk and an- swered questions on life in the Philippines. Against all the rules of good newspaper practice, I am sav- ing the best for the last—and this, of course, was Founders' Day. We departed from the Ann Arbor tradition and held it in Detroit this year, being rewarded with nothing less than the presence and in-
spiration of President Edith Huntington Anderson herself. M rs. Anderson's pleasant manner, straight- forward, informal delivery, progressive turn of mind, and very worth-while message made a tremendous im- pression o.n everyone. We hope that some way can be found to put into effect the plan she propounded for vocational guidance for our members with the aid of aptitude tests to be taken by freshmen and incoming niembers. The entire dinner was a great success. Nearly a hundred from Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, and other Michigan cities, and representing seven active chapters, were there. Other speakers were the presidents of the L'niversity of Michigan and Michigan State College active chapters, and the Detroit Alumna; Chapter.—SALLY KNOX (Oil).
East Bay Organizes Class Groups
THE East Bay Alumna; Chapter honored the Sigma seniors at a buffet supper at the home of Rose Bell in May. An orchestra composed of Rose's young son and his friends_ played throughout the evening. Sigma actives and East Bay alumna; joined to cele- brate Founders' Day on Sunday, November 15. Tat Wilde and Martha Smith (S '30) were in charge. Following a delicious buffet supper, Virginia Dwight Allen presented a short biography of each Founder. A "March of Time" fashion show which included the bridal gown and veil worn by Netha Hill in 1909, swimming suits of 1906, afternoon and evening dresses of various years from 1906 to the present, and 1936 models of a campus sport outfit, afternoon dre^s and formal evening dress was presented to an appreciative
audience. Harriet Ballard Finger (S '31) provided the musical score. Our group system of alumna; meetings is proving very successful. The newest group to be organized is composed of our new alum- na: from the classes of 1935 and 1936. We wish them many happy meetings and continued interest.
group undertook a project for Christmas. One made forty Christmas stockings and filled them with nuts, candy, and toys for children of Bland Morrow's Ken- tucky families. Old clothes were collected and for- warded to Kentucky and a third group is dressing dolls. We feel our organization has taken great strides during the last year and we are looking for- ward to a large attendance at the get-together, A Night In Mexico," a buffet supper to be held at the home of Eleanor and Netha Hill in January.—HAR-
RIET A. BACKUS(I).
Kansas City Sponsors State Roundup at Lawrence
Now that winter is upon us, it may seem a late to speak of summer rushing. However, our alu
na; group kept up social contacts at several successful rush parties even though w-e dispensed with our business meetings during the heat. Our vice pres- ident, Nancy Favreau ('29), with several other Phi "alums" were at Lawrence during rush week in Sep- tember and brought back an enthusiastic report of the new housemother, Mrs. Patterson, the Phi actives and the pledges. In October we met at the new home of Justine Toler Brown ('30), where a buffet supper was served. It was decided that we could occupy our hands with Red Cross sewing while in attendance at future meetings and thus carry out our social service work locally. Roberta Creason (ex '30) is in charge of obtaining material. A committee was appointed to work out plans for an AOIT State Day at Lawrence on November 6, the date of the K. U.-Nebraska game. Our Panhellenic delegate, Berneice Mahan ('28), re- quested volunteers for assisting in the Children's Welfare Work and Baby Clinic. We pledged a sub- stantial monetary contribution to the Gold Star Scholarship which assists deserving students through school. On November 14, after an enjoyable lunch- eon, a combiration business and program meeting was held. A report of our AOII Roundup at Lawrence was given and the results were so encouraging that it was decided to make it an annual event. We also heard the good news that Phi Chapter had won the Panhellenic Scholarship Cup at K. U. for 1935. Through Panhellenic, our alumna; group will furnish food and clothing to a family adopted for Christmas as part of our local philanthropic work. Myrtle Brown ('24), our alternate delegate to Panhellenic, is in charge of collections. A rummage sale was planned for November 21 as this has proved a profit- able way to add funds to our treasury. Our business meeting was concluded by a "white elephant" sale at which competing bids aroused much enthusiasm. Janet Turner ( A '35) then entertained delightfully with an account of her thrills and experiences during her summer in the Orient. We are happy to welcome Helen Reynolds Miller (Z '25) to our group and know that she will lend a willing hand to our activ- ities. In place of a regular meeting in December, our Founders' Day banquet was held December 4, at the Brookside Hotel. Inspiring toasts were given by tosstmistress Ruth Pyle ('34), Anna Hall Curdy (A). Olive Fisher (P '31), Maxine Earhart ('37), Jeanette Alvis (H '32) and Berneice Mahan ('28). The ban- quet's success was in a large measure due to the work of a committee headed by Ruth Elledge ('28). —EDITH ADAMS MCFERREN (4>).
Knoxville Honors Five Omicron Mothers of Pledges
KNOXVILLE started off the year 1936-1937 auspicious- ly with the October meeting at Anne Brakebill Morgan's. As our new president, Anne is full of ideas for making the chapter financially sound; she presented plans for a Sunday movie for the benefit of the Frontier Nursing Service; for a raffle of some donated article at each chapter meeting; and dis- cussed taking the agency for a paper products com- pany which would allow us a commission of 20 per cent. To the November meeting, held in Omicron room, gifts of clothing for our annual box to Bland Morrow were brought and plans were made for Founders' Day. Our Founders' night supper, held at the Ossoli Circle Club House, was a gala occasion attended by 100 loyal actives, alumna;, and pledges. Our guests of honor were the mothers of five of our pledges, themselves Omicron girls: Fay W aggoner Buchanan (O '05); Jessie Swan Rankin (0 '071; Jess McFarland Thompson (0 '13); Blossom Swift fcdmunds (O '14; and Alice Calhoun Cox (0 '17). We can hope nothing better than that the daughters w 'll equal the mothers. Blossom Edmunds' speech and the freshman stunt and "pep" meeting rounded off a most delightful evening.—ELEANOR BURKE.
Lincoln Plans State Day in Spring
^ ? alumna; helped_ the actives _ during rush
I"rv *?'ar meeting was held in September.
concerning the national and local drive being made to collect dues. Bills were presented and allowed. A report on the spring banquet was given by Elsie Fitzgerald. Plans are being made to hold an "Alpha O Day" next spring, probably in March. The festiv- ities of the day including a luncheon and initiation of actives will be concluded by the annual banquet in the evening. A rummage sale was held on November 19, netting us enough to buy a buffet for the actives in which to keep the dishes the Mothers' Club has given the house. A football luncheon was held at the house preceding the Pittsburgh game. The Found- ers' Day banquet was held December 7 at the sorority house. The active girls were in charge of a short program consisting of harp music, songs by the AOII Trio and a stunt. A dish towel shower was given to the house by attending alumna;.—CHARLOTTE JAMES (Z).
Los Angeles is Entertained by Kappa Theta
Los ANGELES is well started on another splendid year. With that awful depression over and somewhat forgotten, our chapter is growing both in membership and enthusiasm. At our September meeting, an in- terior decorator from Bullock's talked to us informally and helpfully on modern trends in furniture. Our November meeting was, perhaps, the best of all so far. We were guests of the actives at the chapter house. We were invited to supper and to meet the splendid new pledges. After a delicious Spanish sup- per we greatly enjoyed a May Company fashion show. At least sixty alumna; were out to this very lovely party. On Founders' Day, we honored our Founders at a most impressive banquet held at the Mona Lisa. Our very capable president, Hertha Brown, planned a wonderful evening for us. Dorothy Clat- ton Klinepeter (P '20) was selected from the Los Angeles schools to be an exchange teacher for Cleve- land, O., schools and is there. Louise Newbold Dohr- man (KO '31) is teaching in a girls' school in San Francisco.-—KATHRYN WASSERBURGER (K9).
Memphis Entertains City Panhellenic
MEMPHIS has increased attendance at meetings by making them social as well as business functions. The business session starts at 1:30 and is followed by Mah Jong and bridge games. We are glad to welcome Daisy Tucker Foster (NO '29). On November 28, we enter- tained the Memphis Panhellenic in the chapter lodge on the Southwestern campus. Approximately fifty attended and all enjoyed a very interesting dramatic sketch put on by Professor C. T . Lee, the dramatics director at Southwestern, portraying, step by step, the coronation ceremony to be held in England in May. The tea table was presided over by Mrs. Will Terry, the alumna; adviser. Being in need of money, we plan to raffle off a dress soon. We are also making tentative plans for a children's pageant in the spring, depicting fairy tales. Founders' Day banquet was given at the Hotel Peabody, with Nancy Gates (K '35), whose engagement to Roy Gibson has been announced, as toastmistress. — CHARLINE TUCKER COBB (KO).
Milwaukee Has Reunion
ON September 8, Milwaukee held its first meeting of the year at the home of Margaret Ball. The fea- ture of the evening and the prime cause of the anticipation was a drawing of four tickets to the Marquette-Wisconsin football game. The holder of the winning ticket was one of our own members, Harriet Feldman Meissner. To Dorothy Schmid Johns goes the credit for the idea of selling chances on tickets for a popular football game. She re- ceived the enthusiastic support of the entire chapter. The financial returns were most gratifying. We are glad to welcome Dorothy Paul (H). In October, we held a luncheon meeting at the home of Ruth Lawler MacFadden, who is going to London to live, and where we heard reports on Eta's recent rushing season from Margaret Pay, Lenice Hoffman, Aileen Oberwetter, Mary Rose Furstenau, and Kathryn Pat- terson, who had gone to Madison to aid the active chapter. Plans were formulated for the assistance of Eta in its campaign for additional pledges. On
4" October, with the following committee, Frances
f^ng Weigel, Virginia Hoppe (ex '32), Zelma Dob-
5?" (ex '29). Mable Beachley (ex '07), Bonnie Drake November 7, we assembled an array of old clothes
V *4) and Jeanette Farquhar ('23), entertained the aiiunnae at Blanche Potter's (ex '12) home at a outfet supper. Thirty attended. A business meeting loilowed the supper. The new secretary, Frances l^e'gel, read a note of appreciation from the actives ;or our assistance in rushing, also a letter concern-
Helen St. Clair Mullan's death. Eloise Harper ivans, the new treasurer, made an announcement
and furniture to form the stock of a gigantic rum- mage sale. This undertaking, managed by Mary Rose Furstenau. Harriet Meissner, and Olive Buboltz, was a great success. The results of the sale were an- nounced at our November meeting at the home of Lenice Goodrich Hoffman. The treasurer reported that the chapter had sufficient assets to meet its quota for the Social Service Fund. Kay Patterson's
home was the scene of our formal Founders' Day banquet on December 8. A memorial service was held for Helen St. Clair Mullan, and there was singing by Mary Rose Furstenau.—ELEANOR PARKINSON (H). Minneapolis Plans February Party
appointed for each party on the rushing schedule and supervised the kitchen work at all functions. At the conclusion of the rushing season, the alumna* "came out of the kitchen" and participated in the active chapter's pledging and initiation ceremonies. At the first formal meeting of the year the following members were initiated into the New Orleans Chap-
NEW officers for Minneapolis are: president, Har-
riet Spencer, first vice president, Lorraine Hovelsrud,
second vice president, Viola Miner Neutson, secre-
tary, Dorothy Sonnenfeld, and treasurer, Edith Golds-
worthy. The first monthly meeting was held at the
chapter house in October. At this meeting, the girls
voted to give the new pledges a box of candy as a
token of welcome. It was also decided that dresses
for the Kentucky children be made as was done last
year, as part of the social service project. The St. this year, to cooperating with and assisting Pi with Paul girls have planned to form a group of their own. rushing. A joint meeting with the actives was held on as many felt it hard to get over to Minneapolis to all September 17, at which the rushing schedule and the meetings. Everyone is enthusiastic about the the rushees were discussed. Alumna? chairmen were
Dutch Dinner to be held sometime in March and the
costume party to be held later. These two affairs are
becoming almost traditional, due to their repeated
success. Needless to say, the money taken in is to be
used for the social service quota. The book review
group has been meeting every fourth Tuesday, with
Dorothy Clark in charge. Mary Pettit Grangaard was
hostess for the October meeting, at which Dorothy ter: Mary Elizabeth Rodenhauser Calvert (NO); Clark reviewed Way of a Transgressor and Cora Elizabeth Hill (NO); Mary King Mason (O); Dorothy Heaslip Smith was hostess at the November meeting, Webb (K); Ernestine Moise (n); Mildred Rae Shaw Grace Scofield Wilson reviewing Gone With the (II); Mel Robertson (II). A rummage sale, under
Wind. Likewise, the bridge group has been having its meetings the third Friday of the month. Edna Schlampp Johnson was the hostess at the October meeting, Lucille Campbell Murray, the November meeting, and Margaret Brix, the December meeting. This group is to be congratulated for completing the silver service at the chapter house, there now being a complete service, due to its efforts. In a candle lit setting, with an unreal "Alice in Wonderland" atmosphere, the annual Founders' Day banquet was held, December 8, at the Commodore Hotel in St. Paul, with approximately 100 guests present. Wilma Smith Leland was the gracious toastmistress, and Emmy Lay Harris (A),Cora Heaslip Smith (II), and Alice Eylar, Tau president, were the speakers. As the first two speakers were from other chapters, the dinner had a "national" tone. The pledges gave their annual skit. In charge of the arrangements for this banquet was Lorraine Hovelsrud, assisted by Alice Linsmayer, Sue Stewart. Mildred Dudding, Dorothy Sonnenfield, Mary Pettit Grangaard, and Helen Turnstrand St. John. It is usually customary to collect clothing and candy for the annual Christ-
the chairmanship of Margaret Lyon Pedrick, was held on October 31, the proceeds of $30.00 being set aside for local and national philanthropic work. The second meeting of the year took place at the home of June Rowley Glas and the details of our Founders' Day banquet were discussed. The banquet was held this year at the New Orleans Country Club, and brought together 24 alumnae and 34 actives and Pi pledges. Elizabeth Lyon Reddock was our chairman, in charge of arrangements. Beverly Walton was toastmistress and the theme, "Alpha O's House of Many Candles," was carried out by the following toasts: Everlasting Lights (Founders), by Marthalee Craft, Pi president; Guardians of light (Alumna;), by Frances Buck, Pledge president; Kindling Flames (Ac- tives), by Margaret Lyon Pedrick, District Superintend- ent; Sparks (Pledges), by Lucy Walne, Alumnae pres- ident. On December 18, the Alumna; entertained the
active chapter, in honor of the pledges, at supper in the chapter room.—RUBY FOSTER (n).
Omaha Has Completed Quota
OMAHA has been having its usual fine attendance mas box for the Kentucky children at this party, and and good times at monthly meetings. In the spring
the actives and pledges each contributed 10 cents,
$6.00 in all being collected. The book review group
responded with clothing, games, and small toys and
these things were picked up later by Dorothy Clark and
Helen Richardson. Some dried fruit was also con-
tributed. Viola Miner Neutson, in charge of social
service work this year, purchased a good assortment
of candy with the money. Viola also included pea-
nuts and gaily colored paper handkerchiefs in which (Hive Wrightson's to be given the dinner course, con- to divide up the candy for the children. This busy
person is also getting her committee ready to cut out and machine sew the dresses for the Kentucky children, from the ages of six to sixteen years. A l l the chapter members will complete these dresses by hand during the various meetings. An alumna? chapter rushing party is planned for February 9 with bridge, dancing, a style show and program to be given at the house at 8:00. Do come and bring your AOIT friends!—ALICE DORNBERG FOSTER ( T ) .
New Jersey Changes Meeting Time
IN May a dinner party was held by New Jersey Chapter at the lovely home of Dolores Harter, in Summit. Fifteen Alpha O's with their husbands at- tended. Outdoor games before dinner, and bridge and dancing afterwards, contributed to a joyous occasion. The spring meetings were brought to an end by holding a State Day luncheon at The Chanti-
cluding with dessert at the home of Esther Smith. A gift of money was given this fall to the active chapter with which they bought lamps. Fifteen dollars is to be sent also to apply on silverware. In October, a rummage sale was held down in South Omaha and. after the last garment was carried out, it was found the profits amounted to $25.00. The quota for the National Philanthropic Work has been completed and a gift of $5.00 was given to the Community Chest. Helen Johnson Cobbey (Z '19), who has been living in Indianapolis, is now a welcome resident of Omaha. It's been a grand year and a great deal of CJ"|?! is due our chapter president, Jean Carmen (Z '21). —MILDRED H. FIDDOCK (Z).
Philadelphia Plans Dancing Party
OUR October 3 meeting was a luncheon held at the Women's University Club in the Warwick Hotel and was followed by two interesting talks. Dr. El» Roberts (*) spoke on "Problems of Maternal Health, and Helen B. Cleaves, Altantic District Alumna: Superintendent, also gave an inspiring message. The December meeting was held on Founders' Day af usual, and was one of the most pleasant gatherings that many of the Philadelphia alumnae can recilBj There was a banquet in the beautiful Mirror room at Whitman's, where the color scheme is blue arV;
cleer in Millburn. Twenty
who enjoyed a program of songs given by La Rue
Crosson and a talk on Iceland given by M rs. Norma
Bingham, whose mother was born and reared in Ice-
land. In September, several of our members attended
the Atlantic District Convention held in New York.
At the banquet in Beekman Tower, La Rue was toast-
mistress. Helen Cleaves gave the fine talk included
elsewhere in this issue, at the Alumna; Seminar. Our silver. White Christmas trees with big red ball-
meeting day has been changed from the third Satur- day in the month to the fourth Monday. Instead of serving tea in the afternoon, we are having a dessert
stood in the corners, and silver stars were ', u .n .= around the room. To add _ even more of the_ Chr'.sl' mas atmosphere to the setting, bunches of poin?ettia
five members were present
which tends towards getting people there on time. Two meetings have been held so far, the October meting in Maplewood at the home of Betty Towner, with Kathryn Wasserman as co-hostess; and the November "one in East Orange at the home of Nathalie MacDonald with Ruth Moulder assisting. At the latter meeting donations of toys and clothing were brought for the philanthropic work in Kentucky. In December, we joined with New York in their Found- ers' Day luncheon which was very enjoyable and well attended.—BETTY TOWNER (T).
New Orleans Initiates Seven Alumnae
THE Alumnae Chapter devoted its attention, first
the alumna; entertained the Lincoln Alumna: and many of the active chapter at the home of Esther Smith. Rushing plans were discussed and it helped this chapter to become better acquainted with the plans of the active chapter. During summer rushing the alumna? gave a progressive dinner, entertaining about twenty-five. The salad course was served at the home of Leola McKie from whence they went out to
were placed in different spots where they could lend members as against last year's eight to twelve. charm to the composite picture. On the speakers' Evelyn Gauger was hostess in her lovely new home table were crystal candlesticks and a crystal bowl at the September meeting. As Ella Mae Johnston, filled with red roses. The programs were white with who was to give a book review, was ill,we spent red ribbon, and a red rose was attached to each. the evening playing bridge. W e were glad to wel- Fifty members attended this lovely reunion at which come Dorothy Daniels (T '27) who has been active in the charter members were hostesses. Greetings were
Around." Stella Wells gave the ideals as expressed
by Stella Perry, and told the Story of the Rose,
presented in the old German legend. Adeline Edson
(+) gave a series of readings, and the evening
ended with all joining in AOTI songs. Those of you
who could not be present, will be interested to know
that the dress raffled from Evelyn Harris Jeffrie's
shop went to a friend of one of the members. Betty
Truitt announced that on January 23 there will be
a supper-dance, given by the alumna; chapter, at the
Anchorage. There will be a floor-show, and the price
is $3.00 a couple. This sounds like another good needy in Kentucky. Eleanor Borgeson read inter- time, so let's all be there!—MARION GRACE MILLER
tivities of that group. Congratulations to them for their fine work! We were pleased to be entertained in November at the new colonial home of Dorothy Horsman in University City. As usual, it was great fun to pack two huge boxes of clothing for our
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Providence Enjoys Visit by Mrs.Cleaves
THE April meeting was held at the home of our president, Merle Potter (E '14) with seven members present. A talk on the "best sellers" was given by Muriel Colbath Wyman (r '15), assistant librarian of the Edgewood Library. Then we heard of Maude CoveH's plans for her trip to Paris. The May meet- ing was held with Ruth Kelley (4> '29) at Barnstable County Sanatorium, where her husband is super- intendent. Eight of us made the trip to Cape Cod, and what a splendid day we had! Our hostess served a delicious luncheon at 1:30, at which time the latest news of our members was discussed. Maude Clarke Covell (B '02) is a grandmother! Joan Hope Kose arrived on April 24, the daughter of Hope Covell Rose and Dr. Bernhard A. Rose (Ripon Col- lege '30, Brown, '33. PhD.). Our hostess' baby
daughter, Faith, also claimed a great deal of our at- tention. The June meeting was held with Jennie Perry Prescott (B '05). at the summer home of her- and-our-good friend, Miss Rowe, at Westbrook, Con- necticut. Nine of us, all together, including Eliza- Beth Darling Jackson (K '28) and her young son, jack. Another glorious outing! A delicious lunch- eon was served outdoors on the spacious verandah, and the rest of the day was spent between that de-
esting bits of news from the Bulletin. W e also wel- comed another new member, Mildred Wilcox Lewis (I |33), who is now living in Maplewood. For Found- ers' Day, in December, we planned a formal meeting at Betty Boulden's with Janice Luhn and Dorothy Daniels as co-hostesses. After the ritual, we enjoyed a game of bridge, and delightful refreshments were served. We are proud to announce that dues were
paid up 100 per cent.—FRANCES C. KAPPLE.
San Diego Recommends Adoption of
SAN DIEGO has had a very successful year thus far, under the guidance of Barbara Trash Clark (T). The first meeting of the year was a dinner meeting held at the home of the president. The October meeting was also a dinner meeting at the home of Mrs. Carl Cromer. Founders' Day luncheon in charge of Alice Heilman and Emily Ziegler, was held Saturday noon, December 12, at the Casa Del Rey Moro, Balboa Park. Invitations were issued to all members in San Diego and the surrounding territory. We were happy also to have with us, from the Los Angeles Alumna; Chapter, as special guests, Mesdames Charles H. Ritter, Harold Graham, Charles Older and Earnest Brown, president of Los Angeles Alumnae Chapter,
lortunate in having these delightful, annual outings flT u y June. On September 24, we met at tne home of our president, Merle Potter, to meet t^A Cleaves, Atlantic District Alumna; Superin- tendent, who graciously took time out from seeing rf1 " fon at Brown, to come to us. W e appreciate it, «oo, tor until our beloved Edith Anderson came to see u~, we of Providence Alumna; had never had contact "«M a ^ y o f o u r "higher-ups." Our meeting was an
old home week" gathering, for Muriel Colbath vv>man and Mrs. Cleaves are both Gamma girls and nad known each other in college. We listened in- "=n'<y to her talk to us and then explained our view- 0 n a , number of topics, ending with each one
us a very inspiring talk about the Founders and the National Work. Helen also spoke informally con- cerning fraternity work. Barbara Clark reported on the national philanthropic work, announcing that San Diego Alumnae Chapter raised more than its quota for this work last year, and is expecting to do the same this year. We were all so delighted with the announcement that we were third high in maga-
zine subscriptions, which has spurred us on to do better in that respect this year. Peg Combs reported on sending the Christmas box to Sadie, "our Ken- tucky mountain child." Incidentally, we are all very much interested in Sadie and recommend such an "adoption" by all chapters.—EMILY N . ZIEGLER.
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and at benefits we must give for our treasury and for national philanthropic work. At the supper held in September about twelve recent graduates of Sigma formed a group of their own to meet monthly and play bridge. At this same party a book review group which had already been organized was joined by about six new members. Our smaller groups meet monthly and the members pay 25 cents at each
stay in Paris; the stor fr
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given by Margaret Craemer and Margaret McCaus- land, Psi president. Avis Rumpp introduced pinclney Estes Glantzberg, one of the speakers of the eve- ning, with a beautiful*letter from Stella Perry. Pinckney's talk centered about the Founders. Fran- ces Carter (NO), an AOII daughter, came over from New York to talk entertainingly on "Traveling
the Boston Alumnae. She is now living in Clayton and will be active in our group. In October, Betty Grable did double duty, that of hostess and enter- tainer for the evening. She told us of the many ways to stimulate the love for rhythm and music in child- ren, and how effectively it has been worked out at the Community School where Betty teaches music. That evening we accepted the kind invitation of Alice West to have a weiner roast in the yard of her home at Webster Groves. Around the fireplace gath- ered some twelve AOfl's and husbands for a gay evening of food and song. At Betty's, Marjorie Gal- braith had as her guest, Dorothy Sonnenfeld of the Minneapolis Alumnae, who told us interesting ac-
Muriel McKinney, vice president, and Helen Haller, lightful spot and the beach. We are, indeed, most treasurer, were our guests of honor. Muriel gave
onl„it 3 s h o r t b i o gr aphical sketch of her life. We
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San Francisco Has New Meeting Plans
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noteworthy accomplishment so far this increase in attendance at each meet- are proud to have from fifteen to twenty
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maps. One felt transported .~' ' who is living in Provi-
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form a year ago when the East Bay and San Fran- cisco Alumnae parted, each group becoming a separate chapter. I think that both San Francisco and the East Bay Chapter have benefited from the feeling of solidarity, and the increased convenience of attend- ing meetings which this arrangement has made pos- sible. When San Francisco became a separate chap- ter, the alumna; of Lambda Chapter, who had no charter, but are a very active group joined with San Francisco, giving us thirty-five new and enthusiastic members. Our chapter meets as a whole at a supper party at the beginning of each fall, which is given by the chapter free to all members, at special func- tions through the year that we have for graduating
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meeting, which at the end of the year amounts to their three dollars dues. We have six of these smaller groups. One is a play-reading group of about twelve regular members to which any alumna is a welcome guest. Rose Bell reads current plays to this com- pany. The book review group, at which the members give the reviews, has about twelve members. There are three bridge-playing groups, and the large Stanford group which meets for social afternoons. We have about eigthy-eight girls of our alumna; organized in these close-knit groups. Some are together because of mutual cultural interests. Others were organized soon after their members graduated from college. These latter groups are practically self-organizing, comprised as they are of girls who have been friends through college days. If our active, twice-organized girls all pay their dues this year we will have more than twice the number of paid-up members we have had before. I think that we have been very fortunate that our reorganization happened to come just before Alumna; Year. The celebration of this big year in AOII, and the new solidarity offered to San Fran- cisco Alumna; this year have given our chapter an
impetus and an enthusiasm that is very gratifying to all of us who have worked for the success of Alpha U as a national institution, and for our local alumna; chapter as one of our favorite and enduring social and philanthropic activities.—VIRGINIA ALLEN (S).
Syracuse Helps with Chi Rushing
JUNE, 1936, found the Syracuse Alumna; Chapter ready for a bit of recreation after a very busy spring. We decided that before it was closed for the summer, the chapter house would be an ideal place for a family get-together. Betty Hieb Leist was chair- man and arranged a jolly party of games and music for Alpha O's, their husbands, and friends. Later that month a picnic was held at Elmwood Park. September has but two meanings to most sorority- minded folks. Rushing and "getting started." A l - though rushing lasted well into October on the Syracuse campus, arrangements were made early in the fall for alumna; help both in front and in the kitchen. Perhaps we're overestimating our importance, but we feel we have been of real assistance to a very hard working and appreciative group of actives. Our September meeting at Betty Hieb Leist's was a com- bination supper meeting, business meeting and fash- ion show, the styles ranging from 1886 to 1936. Our models were Florime! Jones Carpenter, Betty Frank, Trudy Forssell and Kay Brown Embler. Emily Tar- bell was mistress of ceremonies. Grace Stowell Keller entertained us in October. A musical program fol- lowed the meeting. Plans were completed for a bridge and drawing held November 7 at the Fro- Joy plant. Both proved to be financially successful ventures. Incidentally the day of the bridge marked another event of interest to Syracuse AOII's. Anne Jeter Nichols arrived in town for a much-too-short stay. Those "alums" who didn't see her heard the details of her visit at our November meeting at Bea Barron Hovey's. We decided at this meeting to hold a State Luncheon in Syracuse next May. Emily Tarbell and Alice Foote Gwynn have been appointed co-chairmen. Our Founders' Day celebration was held at the chapter house with the active chapter, Tuesday, December 8. Betty ' Spaulding was in charge of the dinner and Gertrude Shew Lohff and
Ethel Woodruff (El arranged a lovely and fitting program.—GRACE OBERLANDER (X ).
Portland Gives Benefit Dance
PORTLAND started the year's activities with a formal meeting at the home of Roma Whisnant who was assisted by Dora Miner, Stella Fraser, and Virginia Vaughan. This year's new officers officiated: Emily Johnson, president; Stella Fraser, vice president; Lu- cile Harlow, secretary; Mary Stein, treasurer;. Barb- ara Crowell, historian and Helen Caldwell, reporter. Twenty-six members were present to witness the cere- monial and initiation of four new members: Helen Campbell, Marjorie Thayer, Marie Dew Gish and Mary Lou Collins Hertz. The rushing program to assist the active girls was concentrated upon two activities this summer and fall. The June formal tea was held at the home of Helen Anderson. Ann Boesen, chairman, Amy Rapp, Melanie Peterson, Roma Whisnant and Helen Caldwell formed the committee in charge who were assisted by the active members in Portland. We were very fortunate to have pupils from Stella Fraser's studio of music who played throughout the afternoon. Fifty members and guests enjoyed the evening's program at the formal
rushing banquet held at the Waverley Country Club in September. Glenna Kneeland, chairman, Amy Rapp, Clarissa Brown and Edith Pearson were in charge. Betty Freeman is to be especially thanked for hand printing the place-cards for this affair. Fif- teen members attended the October meeting at the home of Lucille Hood. Assisting hostesses were Mabel Walsh, Evelyn Hogue and Ruth Holmes. Mr. Rex Kimball gave a short non-partisan political talk which was very timely, preceding as it did, the No- vember elections. Marion Patullo and Nonearle Ry- der assisted Ann Boesen at her home for the No- vember meeting which came during National Fur Week. Anita Kellogg brought Mrs. Reiner of Reiner's Furs, Inc., to acquaint us with the newest styles in fur coats. Several varieties of fine furs were modeled by four of the members: Glenna Kneeland, Louise Mid- ler, Anita Kellogg and Helen Caldwell. December 4 brought our benefit dance at the Club Bal Tabarin which resulted in a great deal of fun in addition to building up our philanthropic fund. Barbara Crow- ell was the chairman in charge assisted by Marion Werner, Roma Whisnant, Ann Boesen, Rae Stevens and Helen Caldwell. On December 8, 26 members met at Henry Thiele's for the annual formal Found- er's Day banquet. The central theme was "The House that AOII built". Lucille Hood, chairman, also provided the very grand decorations in the form of three fairy castles rising from a snowy white cloth over which the letters of our emblem, AOII, crowned the turrets. Louise Muller was in charge of dinner
arrangements and Mary Morphy made the very at- tractive place cards. In tribute to her memory, a candle's flame symbolized throughout the speeches our deep appreciation and remembrance of Helen St. Clair Mullan. The toastmistress, Teressa Goff, described in her own original rhyme the symbolism and pre- sented the speakers: Helen Caldwell, Ann Boesen and Marion W erner. W e wish to extend our deep sympathy to Isabel Crowell Claussen in the death of her husband and to Leone Mosher in the loss of her father.—HELEN CALDWELL (AP).
Terre Haute Enjoys New Chapter
THE newly installed chapter in Terre Haute has been having quite a grand time getting started and trying out all the plans, suggestions and ideas that everyone has contributed. One successful project was a rummage sale on which our small group made a fair sum ($12.00), gained considerable experience and had fun giving sales' talks. The first meeting sched- uled as "Vacation Echoes" proved to be quite a treat as we were taken over a picture trip of some unique colored movies taken in Oregon and California by Mrs. Arthur Campbell. The meeting turned into quite a chat session and many helpful hints were passed around concerning everything from child psychology to the latest books. Our other meetings have been— a costume party and dessert bridge in October and a sewing circle at which we dressed dolls for the Ken- tucky mountain children. Some very clever dolls were turned in and we'd love to see the youngsters when they receive them. They were dressed in varied costumes—some were even dressed in foreign attire. Virginia Gentry Schwin was elected temporary presi- dent to fill the place of Kathryn McFall, who is out of town at the present time. Our December meeting was an old-fashioned Christmas party with a grab bag and games.—WANITA GILCHRIST (B4«)
Toronto Packs Christmas Baskets
and then to Alaska, while two others spent their holi- ,a
days in England, so we have been using "local" ." as speakers on our program. At one of our meetTM we had as our guest a girl from New Zealand,
has been awarded a Carnegie Scholarship and wii travel for a year, visiting large Canadian, British, an American cities before returning to New Zealand ana her job. We joined the actives at a party in honor of the new fall initiates, held in October at the Royai York Golf Club. For our Founders' Day celebration we were hostesses to the actives at the banquet neu» on December 4. We chose this date so that a tew
present. This is one occasion we all count . , * ^ j
special, and on this used the theme of the
Helen St. Clair Mullan, her lifelong devotion to.MJgl sll
and her ideals for our program. A two-minute ? 3 | was observed in honour of that Founder "whose l'g shines brightly in the hearts of all her AOII children
MEETINGS have been held each month this fall > the Fraternity apartment on Cumberland Street. Some of our "Alums" did a bit of traveling this summer
one went to Vancouver to attend an AOn w PjJf§
of our out-of-town school-teaching alumna; coum " aS
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ina- baskets of warm clothing as well as food and toy? which a few lucky members delivered on Christmas Eve.—MARGARET CHRISTILAW (BT).
Tulsa Contributes to Social Service
Phi—Berniece Peterson Mahan (Mrs. Wal- lace H.), 900 E. Armour Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
Maryem Colbert Fowlkcs (Mrs. Satn- »el). 1016 Soniat Street, New Orleans, La. ft Delta—Rosalie Goodhart Dietz (Mrs. James), Colonial Village, Clarendon, Va.
Clark, Upsilon, Box 303, La Mesa, Calif. Sigma—Helen N. Henry, 2517 Piedmont ACTIVE CHAPTERS
Avenue. Berkeley, Calif.
Tau Delta—Everv Tuesday at lunch.
a light which will never grow dim because it was lit tion, we furnished our quota of doll dresses for the by, and kindled by so great a Spirit." A Vancouver Christmas dolls. More than twenty members attended alumna, Mrs. Sheldon, was present, too, that, eve- our Founders' Day banquet at Hotel Tulsa December ning, and we did enjoy having her join us in our 5. Under the direction of Grace Gray (H '23), meeting. At our Christmas meeting we packed Christ-
In spite of an extremely hot summer, Tulsa alumna;
chapter met as usual during these months. Preceding dent in both decorations and entertainment. The fea-
these meetings Dorothy Bergman (I '25) entertained at lunch in April, Luvern Hays (Oil '23) at a buffet dinner May 1, and Flora Hurley (H '23) at a well- attended meeting in June. Members enjoyed an out- ing at Parthenia Camp in July and an evening meet- ing at Kathenne DePuy's ( 2 '27) in August. Con- trary to our usual custom, bridge after lunch was dispensed with at Edna Mae Hills (£ '26) meeting in September and an "old fashioned sewing bee" in- dulged in for the good of our philanthropic work. Natalie Warren (NO '20) was busy with sorority af- fairs in October, first when she entertained AOII
ture of the occasion was a handkerchief shower com- plimentary to Alice Friend who is leaving Tulsa to live in Kansas City.—EVA DRUMM STACEY (*).
W estchester Has Evening Ritual M eeting
THE Westchester Alumna; held their June meeting in New Rochelle this year. As usual, Mrs. James Lough invited members, husbands and children to a picnic supper on the terrace of her garden overlook- ing Long Island Sound. It was delightful to find that Alpha Omicron Pi husbands are as congenial as their wives. Mrs. Sears, Scarsdale, was our hostess at the first autumn meeting. We exchanged vacation
alumna; and later in the month when she opened her
home to Panhellenic for their Fall tea. Enthusiasm experiences and planned our program for the year. for our Kentucky mountain folk is high with Kath- Then came a card party at which we raised funds
enne DePuy (2 '27) in active charge. We have for our philanthropic work. Our last meeting was promised one box of clothing a month during the held at the home of Mrs. Maulsby, an evening ritual
winter, and each member has promised to contribute meeting. We have had members from north, east, one dollar, aside from dues, to the work. In addi- south and west.—BEATRICE ANDERSON MOSES (A).
DirectoryChangesShouldBeKept Theta Eta—Adelia Hanks Fry (Mrs. Wal-
-f- DUE to limited space the directory will be run only in Octoher and in May. Please attach tlie following to the last directory for future reference in addressing correspondence.
FOUNDERS OF ALPHA OMICRON PI
Jessie Wallace Hughan, A, 171 West 12th Street, New York, N. Y.
National Auditor—C. Jane Stroheker, I, 1415 N. Dearborn Parkwav, Chicago, 111.
ter), 3654 Glenview Avenue, Cincinnati, O. Zeta—Margaret Moore Gorton (Mrs. Don- ald), 916 E. Auburn Street, Chariton, la.
Committee on Examinations—Midwestern— Vivian Gingles Stone (Mrs. Charles A,), 1000 Valentine Road, Kansas City, Mo.
Trustees of the Anniversary Endowment Fund—Kathryn Bremer Matson (Mrs. Franklin H.), T, 966 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, Minn. Term expires Tune, 1941.
Atlantic—Johanna Buecking Buerger (Mrs. ALUMNA! CHAPTERS DIRECTORY
appa Theta—Dorothy Graham Ralston (Mrs. Melvin E.), 400 E. Alvarado, Po-
Otto), E, 7 Park Avenue, Port Washing- ton, N . Y .
Ann Arbor—Meetings are third Wednesday of month.
Birmingham—President—Rowena Smith Al- len (Mrs. James), Tau Delta, 2931 10th Court South, Birmingham, Ala.
Chicago — North Shore Chairman — Ruth Tarrant Ashcraft (Mrs. Alan B.), Rho, 205 Kedzie Street, Evanston, 111.
Chicago — W est Side Chairman — Laurine Oliver, T, 8 North Lockwood, Chicago, 111.
Dallas—President—Marjorie Sigler Dawson (Mrs. W. Stanley), NIC, 3916 W indsor,
East Bay— President— Helen N. Henry, Sig-
ma, 2715 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley,
Kansas City—Meetings—First Saturday of
Knoxville—President—Anne Brakebill Mor-
gan (Mrs. Milton), Omicron, 2000 Laurel
Avenue, Knoxville, Tcnn. Milwaukee—Second Tuesday of month at
New Jersey— Fourth Monday of month.
Rochester— President— M argaret Snook Fol- well (Mrs. J. H.), Rho, 207 Bonnie Brae Avenue, Rochester, N. Y.
San Diego — President — Barbara Trask
Harry W.), Z, 1537 C Street, Lincoln, Neb.
Southern— Annie Stuart Pearce (Mrs. E. Fay), n. 3.39 Beverly Rd., N. E., Atlanta, Ga.
chairman, Elizabeth Hunt (0 '28) and Dorothy Berg- man (I '25) the occasion was a success. Our presi- dent, Dorothy Ann Beeler (3 '31) served as toast- misttress to introduce Katherine DePuy (2 '27), Edna Mae Hill (2 '26), Flora Hurley (H '23), and Virginia Parks (2 '24) who paid tribute to our lounders. Regular December meeting was at Doro- thy Beeler's ( 2 '31). The Christmas spirit was evi-
Alpha Rho—Dorothy Lamb Bishop (Mrs. Lionel J.), 2105 Van Buren Street, Cor- vallis, Ore.
Beta Theta— M ary Alice Burch Fizer (Mrs. William), 319 Campbell Avenue, Indian- apolis, Ind.
Eta—Elynore Bell Wegner (Mrs. A. E.), 1553 Adams Street, Madison, Wis.
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