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1971 Spring - To Dragma

Vol. LVII, No. 11

Our President Issues A Call T o Convention
International Convention
Statler Hilton Hotel, Dallas, Texas June 13-17,1971
When Alpha Omicron Pi convenes for its 49th International Convention in Dallas in June it will mark the first time our fraternity has gathered in the Great Lone Star State, famous for the Alamo, bluebonnets, cowboys, oil, cattle, Davy Crockett, live oaks and pecan trees. Texas is readying a welcome as big as everyone's come to expect from this state for all AOIls.
Dallas is T exas' second largest city. Y o u will enjoy seeing this "time of your life" me- tropolis, home of the Cotton Bowl. Dallas is the fashion capitol of the Southwest and a few blocks from the Statler Hilton, you will find the world-famous department store, Neiman- Marcus. Recently Dallas has developed a fifteen million dollar entertainment center, "The Six Flags Over Texas" which you will have an opportunity to see.
In these exciting surroundings, AOIIs will meet as a Council to hear reports of the past two years and to make plans for our fraternity's future. It is in Convention that you will see your officers in action and meet them personally. It is in Convention that each alumnae and collegiate chapter has a vote in charting the future course for AOII.
We are excited about meeting in Texas. We are excited about the Achievements of our fraternity which you will hear about, the Opportunity that AOII affords to all its mem- bers, and the Progress which we continue to make. Y o u can be a part of all of this.
We'll be looking for you in DALLAS.
Fern Robinson Kallevang, International President

Alpha Omicron Pi
Spring, 1971 Vol. LVII, No. II published since January 1905 by
ALPHA OMICRON PI Fraternity, Inc.
Founded at Barnard College, January 2, 1897
Dallas Readies Welcome
Convention Registration Form Convention Training Sessions
AOII's Executive Vice President
In V.P.'s Realm
A Challenge
Collegiate Commentaries
Just Cause For Celebration
Invest In Education Now
Workshop By AOII's NPC Delegate Sororities As A Campus Issue
Image Fallacy
So YouCan'tAct
"Accolade" Fights Public Apathy . Alumnae Notes and Quotes
Narcotics Chief Discusses Drug Abuse In Quest Of Wisdom
Alpha Omicron Pi Central Office Suite 109, 3000 Meadows Parkway, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205
Send A l l editorial material and corre- spondence to the
Mrs. Robert C. Murphy 4534 Shy's Hill Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37215
Send all changes of address, death no- tices, magazine and TO DRAGMA sub- scriptions to:
Alpha Omicron Pi Central Office Suite 109, 3000 Meadows Parkway Indianapolis, Indiana 46205
TO DRAGMA is published by Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity with headquar- ters at Suite 109, 3000 Meadows Park- way, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205, Second Class Postage paid at Indianapolis, In- diana, and at additional mailing offices.
TO DRAGMA is printed four times a year in Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer by Kable Printing Co., Mount Morris, Illinois 61054. Deadline dates are June 15, Sept. 15, Dec. 31 and Feb. 15 for Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer, respectively.
Subscription Price is $1.00 per copy, $3.00 per year. Life Subscription, $25.00.
Cover: Mary Jane Cannon, O-Tennessee,
encompasses exciting plans for AOII's 49th International Convention June 13-17 at the Statler Hilton in Dallas, Texas.
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gets the 1971 pre-convention issue well off the ground with a leap into the future which

Dallas Readies Welcome Big As All Texas For AOII Meet
By Barbara June Owens Kramer (Mrs. Raymond R. B®) International Convention Publicity Chairman
With Alpha Omicron Pi's Executive Committee se- lecting "Achievement, Opportunity, Progress" as the theme of the 1971 international biennial meeting June
13-17, what could provide a more appropriate setting for this significant session than Dynamic Dallas.
Big D, with its flamboyant history, penchant for leadership and economic progress, and invigorating, sparkling climate, like AOII, has its sights set on more outstanding growth and accomplishments in the new decade.
Either of the two A's in Dallas might easily stand for accessibility. The metropolis, the eighth largest in the United States, is less than three hours by air from most major cities in the country.
Traveling by automobile, convention-goers will find the state's highways, like everything else in Texas, wide and commendable.
If you're arriving by air, you'll discover Love Field is about 20 to 30 minutes from the Statler Hilton. There are limousines at the airport to the hotel, and also cabs, galore.
There is no local transportation director as the Con- vention Committee did not feel that one was necessary since the geographical problems of "to and f r o " do not exist in Dallas as they do in other metropolitan areas.
However, National Transportation Chairman is Mrs. Edward J. Murphy, 2850 Linneman Road, Glenview Illinois 60025. Anyone needing assistance with her travel arrangements to and from convention or for the two, exciting post-convention tours should be in con- tact with Joan Murphy.
You will need to pay your convention registration fee by May 10. The reservation forms found in this issue should be clipped, completed in their entirety, with a notation made for your choice of rooms at the follow- ing prices per day: single occupancy $28.98; double occupancy $24.83, triple occupancy, $22.47. Delegates will be assigned roommates. Your preference may be stated, but can not always be granted.
Other than your room, these prices include three meals a day, 15 percent gratuity and 8 percent tax.
The registration fee is $30 for the entire convention. Those attending the convention on a part-time basis
BULLETIN! Gloria Ann Cunningham Jay (Mrs. Joe Bob IIK) graciously has agreed to step into the post of Local Convention Chairman at this late date. She is replacing Mary Campbell Aidrich who has been forced to resign because of ill health. Gloria is seen, standing left rear, with some of the other local, hard-working chairmen for the 1971 conclave in Dallas. Front row, left to right, are: Barbara Owen Kramer B*t>, publicity; Gwyn McCullough Gillespie, IIK,print- ing; Bobbie Meeler Sahm Z, photography; and Ruth Elizabeth Lloyd Bean E, reservations; Standing, in addition to Gloria, are Lelabel Flanery Sheridan NK, hospitality; Loui Nelson Bass Z, Dallas Alumnae Chapter president, and Phyllis Long Wright Gardner NB, registra- tion.
Among the beautiful sights AOII convention-goers may view in Dallas is the State Fair Esplanade which serves as introduction to State Fair Park, scene of the annual State Fair and numerous other special events. Several permanent exhibit buildings, including the general exhibits and automobile, surround a 700-foot long reflect- ing pool, which leads to the majestic Hall of State.
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must pay a registration fee of $5.00 for each day in attendance.
With the challenging theme well in focus, the convention chairman is setting up a promising schedule of activities for all conventioneers. The full force of
A Achievement O Opportunity
II Progress will be seen ini- tially on Sunday evening, June 13, when the entire delegation, in for- mal attire, will be welcomed by the Executive Committee at the opening banquet and later at a reception.
Monday, June 14, is set as ACHIEVEMENT Day highlighted by the banquet that evening honor- ing alumnae for their respective ac- complishments.
At the informal luncheon on that date, "Repeaters" will be honor quests. Since the purpose of this affair will be for everyone to get ac- quainted, there will be no speakers' table. The Executive Committee and other AOII V.I.Ps will be seated one to each table. On entering the din- ing room, each guest will draw a card to determine her seating ar- rangement.
Tuesday will be OPPORTUN- ITY Day with a Panhellenic theme dominating the luncheon and illus- trating how the National Panhelle- nic Conference is one area where AOII has the opportunity to dem- onstrate to others what depth and meaning AOII holds for its members and the welfare of others. That eve- ning Regional Directors will be guests of honor.
This dinner, informal and a cos- tume affair, is being geared to dem- onstrate that the collegiate level is where an AOII's opportunities to serve, excell and perform start to blossom from the bud stage into the full-blown rose.
Pioneer Theme Chosen
That's why the Convention Com- mittee has chosen a Pioneer theme for this fun affair. Delegates are urged to come to convention pre- pared to show by their attire at this banquet their interpretation of op- portunity as our early settlers saw it.
Use your imagination and cos- tumes and attire borrowed from Indian squaws, cowboys, senoritas or frontier women. Gingham, buck- skin, long calico, patchwork, fringe, anything goes as long as you are creative and capture the spirit of the occasion.
As PROGRESS Day, Wednesday, June 16, will be starred with a luncheon featuring AOII's philan- thropic projects and the gala, tradi- tional Rose Banquet that evening.
Packing Suggestions
To aid you in packing for con- vention, don't forget that Sunday's opening banquet is formal. You'll need an after-five frock for Monday evening's Alumnae Dinner. Start working now on your PIONEER TYPE COSTUME for Tuesday's collegiate banquet, and you'll need a formal, floor-length gown for the Rose Banquet.
However, packing can be made easy and convention clothes held to a minimum by remembering that most delegates stay so busy that they usually don't have time to change attire from the opening morning sessions until the dinners in the evening.
Wilma Smith Leland T, our dis- tinguished Chairman of Rituals and Traditions and Jewelry Committee, has come up with the following help-
ful advice and regulations regarding proper convention attire and the wearing of the AOII badge.
"Pants suits are acceptable except at rituals, but no slacks and shirt throw-togethers, please." Formal means floor-length gowns. The badge is worn as follows: with for- mal gowns or evening clothes; with pants suits, but not with "just slacks and top"; on the blouse or a three- piece suit, or in the case of a dress with a jacket, on the dress. In other words, next to your hearts. The badge must appear above any other insignia which a girl or woman wears. It may NOT be worn as a charm on a bracelet or as a ring. The badge is not worn with a cos- tume to costume parties. I f an i n - dividual wants to identify, she may wear a lavaliere or the recognition pin."
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The ruins of Delphi, standing in a wooded valley near Mount Parnassus, is iust one of the classic sights which will greet partici- pants in the Go Greek Tour being offered AOIIs and their families at reduced rates following the International Convention in Dallas in June.
The two post-convention tours to Greece and the Caribbean follow- ing the Dallas Convention, June 13-17, center around cruises. Shore excursions at every port-of-call have been included in the reduced tour rates of $490 and $1275.
Those AOIIs who have selected the 21-day Go Greek Tour will have a cruise through the Greek Isles.
Early response to the tours have been good with more than 13 people already signed up. The tours are available to all AOIIs and their fam- ilies at reduced rates, so take ad- vantage of these savings and come aboard!
For further information write to Mrs. Edward J. Murphy, Transpor- tation Chairman, 2850 Linneman Road, Glenview, Illinois 60025.

The 49th International Convention of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority will be held at the Statler Hilton in Dallas, Texas, in June. Convention dates are Sunday, June 13, through Thursday, June 17.
Convention Committee
National Convention Chairman—Mrs. Edward Quick (Lorena Terry K ) 120 North Perkins, Memphis, Ten- nessee 38177, Telephone 901-683-5902.
Local Convention Chairman—Mrs. Joe Bob Jay (Gloria Ann Cunningham UK) 9 Pebble Brook Circle, Rich- ardson, Texas 75080, Telephone 214-231-6069.
Hospitality Chairman—Mrs. E . D. Sheridan (Lelabel Flanery N K ) 4569 Lorraine, Dallas, Texas 75205, Tele- phone 214-528-4944.
Registration Chairman—Mrs. Jonathan B . Gardner (Phyllis Long Wright N B ) 5658 East Lancaster Apt. 206, Fort Worth, Texas 76112, Telephone 817-451-6952.
Hotel Information American Plan Rates (include room, meals, tax and tips) per person
Single Room Double Room Triple Room
Per Day
$28.98 $24.83 $22.47
Entire Convention
$111.67 $ 95.07 $ 85.63
Official Delegate to convention? Collegiate or Alumnae?
Your AOII Region now
Arrival Date :
Capacity Non-delegate .
Departure Date_
_ _
Single __ Double __Check-Out Date
Capacity _ Past Title
Chapter and year
NOTE: Allthis information is most important, so please complete ALLFORMS.
Type Accommodations desired:
Check-in Date , Time Roommate Assignment (Leave Blank)
Name in fulL
Delegate ,
Roommate preference for non-delegates only
Triple . Time
: __
Registration Fee
A registration fee of $30.00 is required to be paid by each person attending convention and must be paid by May 10, 1971. Registration fee for attendance at one day of convention is $5.00. Mail the completed forms with your check made payable to Alpha Omicron Pi, Inc., Suite 109, 3000 Meadows Parkway, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205 by May 10 to insure your reservation! Fill the registration blank out in its entirety.
Husband's full name
Maiden name in full
Street Address
City State : Zip-
NOTE: Roommates will be assigned for collegiate presidents, alumnae advisers, alumnae presidents, and all international and regional officers.
Name in full
Street Address
City , State Zip
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Collegiate Chapt. & Y r .
Number of conventions previously attended

Convention Training Sessions, AOII Update, Promise Answers To Relevant Questions
By Eleanore Dietrich MacCurdy (Mrs. Robert D. I A) Administrative Vice President
How can an ancient, honorable society become a vigorous, useful organization in the Sinnovating Seventies? AOII UPDATE will seek answers to this dominant question at the Dallas convention in June.
There will be Rap Sessions, Rele- vant Topics and a Resource Center, the three R's for our fraternity.
The sound of Sinnovating Seven- ties (self-improvement, innovation, negotiation, non-conformity, oppor- tunity, velocity, action, technology, involvement, necessity, growth) will be heard in AOII chapters from coast to coast. Delegates will go home with answers to their questions from a convention that will show achievement, give insight into op- portunity and project avenues of progress.
Last June at the regional conven- tions, we asked, "What Does AOII Need Now?" Members of Council have answered. Throughout the United States and Canada colle- giates and alumnae were canvassed by Linda Bourdet Hurless, member of the Collegiate Participation Com- mittee, for areas of concern. The response was terrific.
Questions and problems were collated and given to our traveling secretaries when they held a con- ference at the home of TS Deb Mathis in December. Cindy How- land, Dee Gardner and Kris Wahl- berg reviewed their notes with Deb and reviewed Linda Hurless' report. AOII UPDATE was on its way structured with relevant topics
(yours), rap sessions and a resource center.
Relevant an overused, abused term, is appropriate for the bulk of the training sessions. Relevant because the topics came from Coun- cil members. Relevant because they will deal with your problems, your solutions. "Experts" will be limited to 15 minutes (delegates will actu- ally rap if they go overtime). Then there will be small group discus- sions led by members competent in group dynamics. Among the ques- tions seeking answers will be:
1. Are Panhellenic rush re- strictions killing the Greek system?
Dallas, AOII's 1971 Convention City is enhanced by picturesque sights like Turtle Creek, above, which winds its way through the island cities of Highland and University Parks. It has been a resort for fishing and picnics ever since the turn of the century. Azaleas cling to its banks in the spring, and luxury, high rise apartments surround the area.
2. 3.
4. 5.
6. 7.
8. 9.
stopped living. One evening we will capture this "living quality" to AOII when we hold our rap sessions. We plan to have experienced leaders. Remember to rap with your peers; with members with similar respon- sibilities and it will be easier to seek and find the truth. There is only one must. Y o u must rap with an AOII.
Resource Center: Here members will be able to show all of AOII samples of their creative, progres- sive programs. There will be a copy- ing machine so you can prepare copies of programs, training mate- rial, skits, case histories, fund rais- ing ideas, etc. There will be samples of favors, slide shows, etc. It will be the greatest opportunity to see AOII sisterhood at work, sharing, inspir- ing and learning to do things better. Resources for fun, fraternity educa- tion, leadership learning, showing and telling. Start N O W preparing a box of your wonderful ideas that you would like to share.
Will Feature
Mary Kay Beyer (Mrs. Orrien R.), chairman for the Roseland Boutique, another innovation for the International Convention in Dallas, declares that entry blanks have begun to pour in to her.
She reminds chapters that here's a real opportunity to earn money for your group. There will be selected commercial products offered for sale at the boutique, but emphasis will be on wares made by AOIIs themselves.
She calls attention to groups plan- ning to sell items at the boutique that by May 1 (or before) they should send one sample of boutique item to her along with the following information: (1) Estimated num- ber of items to be brought to con- vention; (2) Estimated number of cartons of inventory to be brought;
(3) A self-addressed postcard to acknowledge receipt of your sample and acceptance of your entry; ( 4 ) Tag of your sample with chapter name, location and price.
It is the chapter's responsibility
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What and why of Ritual? How can TO DRAGMA be- come a more universal thing? Why and how is Rush an International activity?
How can a chapter president use group dynamics. Leader- ship gam es?
What makes an effective leader?
What is the sorority's obliga- tion in the area of drug edu- cation?
What makes a good adviser? What is the possibility of coed fraternities?
How do you keep members once you get them?
Rap Sessions: Getting to know you. After all is said and done, isn't that what life is all about? When we cease to interrelate; when we cease to be curious; when we stop trying to solve problems, we have

Extra! Extra; Read All
About it!
Six Flags
Tour Set
At Convention
Delegates to AOII's International Convention in Dallas this June will be offered the added opportunity of visiting the renown Six Flags Over Texas, a world wide attraction. This
145-acre amusement park is con-
Six Flags
veniently located on the Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike.
Six Flags recreates the stirring chapters of Texas' past with six sec- tions featuring 85 major rides, shows and other attractions.
The Convention Committee has arranged for this tour to be con- ducted beginning at approximately 9 o'clock Thursday morning, June
17, from the Statler Hilton Hotel. For only $7.00 per person, trans- portation by bus from the hotel to Six Flags and back will be provided, plus a tour of the amusement park
with rides.
Arrangements will be made for
luggage to be checked at the hotel so delegates may check out of the hotel before leaving on the Six Flags Tour.
Convention-goers who are inter- ested in taking advantage of this convention extra are asked to reg- ister by May 15 so buses may be chartered.
Clip the handy registration form below and send it in with your check for $7.00 to the Six Flags Chairman, Mrs. Robert Bate (Helen Giehm),
AOII will publish "Convention News"—DAILY—for those attend- ing the Dallas International meeting and for those at home Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 14, 15, 16 and 17, covering the 49th International Convention from Dallas.
For those attending, The Conven- tion News staff plans to have your copy of the newspaper in your hotel mailbox each morning or delivered to your door before breakfast.
For those at home, your copy will be mailed, first class, some time around midnight, or just as soon as it comes "off the press."
The paper will cover daily all con- vention highlights and point up events scheduled for the next day. Two or three pages of tight-packed information is planned. The four newspapers will be nice souvenirs if you're There, and a timely substitute if you can't come but don't want to wait for your delegation's return to find out what happened in Dallas.
The Convention News will be a joint effort of your TO DRAGMA editor and the Public Relations De- partment. There's no budget for this, so it must be self-liquidating.
Subscriptions must be enough to cover costs. The Convention Com- mittee believes $1.50 for four issues of The Convention News should cover the cost of printing equipment, supplies and postage for the stay- at-homes. If you want to subscribe to The Convention News fill out the coupon below and mail with your $1.50 to the Arrangements Chair- >t man: Mrs. Joe Bob Cunningham,
9 Pebble Brook -err, Richardson, Texas, 75080.
512 W estshore Texas 75080.
Drive, Richardson,
I would like to subscribe to The Convention News. Enclosed is my $1.50 for the four issues.
(Street and Number)
(City) (State) (Zip)
Indicate Here If you want the paper mailed to your home or delivered to you at convention: Mailed to Home Delivered A t Convention
to get boutique items to convention. To assure the items are not lost or switched with other chapters dur- ing the convention, please follow these instructions at the convention. Mark each carton with chapter name, price of items and how many items are inside. Include in each carton a 5" by 7" sign with chap- ter's name. DO NOT SEND YOUR INVENTORY IN ADVANCE TO DALLAS!!
Send all inquiries to Mrs. Orrien R. Beyer, 7051 Chipperton Drive, Dallas, Texas 75225, Tele.: 214- 363-2316.
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I wish to register for the Six Flags Over Texas Tour planned by the Conven- tion Committee for Thursday morning, June 17, from the Statler Hilton. Enclosed is my check for $7.00.
Name Address
(Street and Number)
(City) (State) (Zip)
If there's not enough interest en- /gendered in this project to warrant the investment of time and energy,
your money will be returned.

AOII's International Vice Presi- dent, Marion Grassmuck Clouse, has neither a degree in business ad- ministration nor years of experience as a corporate executive, yet she is expected to supervise the Central Office staff in Indianapolis; review all current, on-going and new publi- cations; and work closely with the international scholarship, philan- thropic, public relations, and frater- nity education and pledge training chairmen who put Alpha Omicron Pi together all around this country and Canada.
Where does she get her go power? Not from any morning cereal. She simply learned her AOII well while performing a plethora of voluntary duties for the sorority for a nice round number of years.
Like a corporate executive being trained for an important position in future years, Marion Clouse (Chi Chapter) has served as a local and national volunteer in a number of capacities and has kept an active and loving interest in her sorority and its members.
Actually, Marion is a fine arts major who graduated from the School of Fine Arts at Syracuse Uni- versity with a degree in interior dec- orating.
For those members of the sister- hood not so keenly aware of the constant predicting, plotting and forecasting that goes on among our Board of Directors and Executive Committee as bulwarks against re- gression, recession and depression, it's educational and eye-opening to
zero in on the the Executive Vice President.
A reveiw of her seemingly Her- culean tasks and how she goes about executing them with dispatch and obvious enjoyment is a tribute to Alpha Omicron Pi's continued rel- evance.
Marion views as her three biggest responsibilities, in this order: Cen- tral Office, Public Relations and Publications.
The greatest detriment to oversee- ing Central Office, as far as she's concerned, is the fact that it's 729 miles away from her home in Larch- mont, N.Y.
Marion bewails the first miscon- ception of C O . held by AOIIs in general. "AOII, Inc., is housed in a modern office building in Indian-
Marion Grassmuck Clouse (Mrs. Stephen C , Jr.—X)
Position Demands Business Aplomb, Executive Flair
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apolis, and not in some picturesque old chapter house, as some of our members seem to believe," she em- phatically explains.
At the beginning of this biennium, Marion was faced with the prob- lem of finding and hiring a new Ex- ecutive Director.
"I found a GEM in Marie Hughes," she says. "Together we have learned about the operation of C.O. and are still learning."
"Since my background was in the art field, I had to go to the library and dig out books of office manage- ment and business psychology. I wrote a C.O. manuel intended as a reference booklet for all employes. This was a first for C.O. where, in the past, such information had been carried in the minds of many people. Putting it down on paper was diffi- cult, but now it's an actuality and is followed religiously and gratefully by the C.O. staff."
Although C.O.'s production is twice what it was 10 years ago, the work force remains predominately the same. During the recession, when AOII has learned sororities are more sensitive than had been anticipated, C.O. discovered how to use labor more efficiently through economy and innovation, according to Marion.
She looks forward to the day when more modern, expensive equipment can be introduced into C.O. as a period when the sorority's effectiveness will multiply.
Meanwhile the uncertainities of 1970 forced development of alterna- tive plans that have paid big divi-
The postponement of the pur- chase of new equipment, abolish- ment of an editorial director in C O . , fewer mailings per school year, and the purchase of fraternity jewelry through C.O. are a few cutbacks which called more volunteers to the fore and have made C.O. more effi- cient and cautious. A l l the staff are briefed on the proper handling of C.O.'s various tasks.
Marion says, "C.O. has emerged from 1970, a leaner, stronger and more serviceable organization. Prob- lems are associated with progress," she declares.
With the elimination of an editor- ial director in CO., Marion took over the production of The Piper, an intersorority publication designed to keep members knowledgeable about fraternity life and prepare them to promote and maintain their beliefs and ideals.
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Marion in a rare moment of relaxation at home with the Clouse family's cocker spaniel, Mr. C .
finds that communication is a two- way street.
"It would be so much easier for me to write for The Piper if I knew about what people want to be in- formed. No one ever writes me and asks questions— so I have to guess. AOIIs should be aware that their international officers want to hear what interests, bothers, fascinates them."
"You say you want your sorority to change, keep abreast of the times. Well, give us some of your ideas," says Marion. "Write to me or to C.O. We can't do anything 'till we know what's bothering you!"
Next on Marion's aggregation of responsibilities as executive vice president is the supervision of edit- ing TO DRAGMA.
She prefaces her remarks about the sorority magazine by pointing out that everything she's learned and knows about publications came via Laura Perry, the immediate past Public Relations Chairman.
Together in the last biennium, they revised, up-dated and created a new public relations image for AOII. This meant redesigning all communications, literature and pub- lications sent to the membership.
"Laura was one of the best teach- ers I ever had," declares Marion, who once more had to go to the library to research public relations and publications.
She now feels secure in recogniz- ing a good quality printing job and can design and lay out booklets for the printer, herself.
"I've managed to learn techniques in magazine production. When ex- penses are too high, I know where to cut," says Mrs. Clouse.
Shortly after engaging an execu- tive director for CO., Marion was faced with securing an editor for TO DRAGMA which she did in record time from the ranks of the alumnae. Her introductions, innova- tions and actual supervision of the conception and printing of TO D R A G M A are of invaluable assist- ance and cheerful encouragement to
Among AOII's Executive Vice President's hobbies which all center around interior decoration is collecting Delft china which she displays on the mantel of the family room's fireplace.
this editor.
In overseeing C O . , public rela-
tions and publications, Marion strives to find specialists in each of these fields and then to understand their problems so she can relate them to the international picture and to the Executive Committee.
It's a bad scene when production lags in one of these areas. Then Marion is forced to do the job her- self.
While in the process of finding a new public relations chairman, she found herself producing a new Your Daughter and AOII, up-dating the charter, revising the membership card and a flyer, A Capsule History of the History of the American Col- lege Fraternity System and AOII Sorority, plus a new Alumna Direc- tory cover.
Next in the order of Marion Clouse's AOII responsibilities are the international chairmen who an- swer directly to her. They are as follows: Philanthropic, Fraternity Education and Pledge Training, Scholarship, Awards and Songbook.
Marion doesn't view her specific responsibilities as staggering or monumental, but "as an opportunity to learn and serve the sorority."
"Smiles and kindness and small obligations given freely, that's what it's all about," says this executive who has attended nine conventions. Dallas will be her 10th.
Twelve years ago she was an AOII collegiate director for the state of Florida. A half dozen more, she was Fraternity Education Chair- man and wrote the alumnae guide, It's What's Inside That Counts.
Prior to her present two-year term on the Executive Committee, she served two more as communications officer.
"Serving on the Executive Com- mittee constitutes making decisions outside the domain of my responsi- bilities," she says. " I must help chart the course of my fraternity,"
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declares the Executive Vice Presi- dent, who's renown for throwing out new and challenging ideas to this group.
As a member of the Executive Committee, Marion frequently is called upon to do her share of traveling. She turns up frequently as Executive Committee representative at regional conclaves, installations and Founders' Day observances.
After graduation, Marion set out to pursue a career in interior decor- ating, but before she could get her business going well, she married husband, Steve, and was off in an- other direction with civic interests, and raising children, plus alumnae affairs and bowling, just to mention additional outside pursuits.
But she's always kept AOII and interior decorating as her first inter- ests. When her mother and father moved after many years in Balti- more, to Fort Lauderdale, she helped them fashion handmade tile tables for their retirement house.
Since her main interest in this field was accessories to complement the home, she followed up with a go at ceramics, turning out dishes, cups and saucers, cannisters, wall plaques, ash trays, candlesticks and numerous other pieces in her home kiln.
Keeping up-to-date by reading the latest interior decoration publi- cations, she once stopped in the middle of the Pennsylvania country- side during a trip to inquire of a farmer how old the tumbledown barn in his nearby field was.
"Why that's over 120 years, at least. Gonna build a new house on that site soon," the farmer replied.
Well, then you don't mind if I take a few pieces of that wood for my art work, do you?" Marion asked.
"Hep yesself," he said. "Take all you want." Whereupon Marion loaded up the back of her auto- mobile and was off with 100-year- old barn wood to make another group of wall plaques, pictures and decorations to keep in step with current trends.
Right now she's up to her neck in husband Steve's Loft Candy Fran- chise which also is developing a fol- lowing of customers for (what else) gifts and decorative accessories for the home in Yonkers, New York. Steve is a Kappa Delta Rho from Franklin College in Indiana. It was after World W ar I I that he met Marion and was graduated from Syracuse University.
The Clouses' Larchmont home is
in Westchester County, a 20-mile drive from the city. Their daughter, Cathy, is a junior at Mamoroneck High School and their son, Stephen C. Clouse, I I I , nicknamed Trip be- cause he's the third so named in the family, is a senior at the University of Mississippi where he is a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity.
When Marion tackles a job, she goes all out to see it completed with the best possible results. Once she took a course in lighting offered by the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company to learn more about this field as it is related to home decora- tion. In a group of commercial building architects, contractors and other experts who worked in the field of lighting every day, she fin- ished at the top of her class with a certificate as a residential lighting consultant.
From her AOII office at home Marion tries to keep up as much interest in AOII in others as she has herself. She knows how much the sorority has done f o r her and she hopes others will recognize how much they can give to themselves and to others, both collegiates and alumnae, by playing an active role in the international and local AOII scene.
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MRS. FREDRICK L. LINDHOLM (Jayne Thiele T—University of Minnesota) wants to be a vital part of enhancing the image of AOII in all areas, particularly where there are alumnae and collegiate chapters with emphasis on the local or grass roots level.
"I feel it might be helpful to col- legiate and alumnae publicity chair- men to periodically receive sample
news releases to cover various situa- tions," she says. " I also hope to place a great deal of emphasis on developing p.r. among alumnae."
Jayne, who moved to Southern California from Minneapolis last April, feels that her steady influx of houseguests from back home quali- fies her to step into a slot as profes- sional tour guide.
The wife of vice president and general manager of KMEN Radio in San Bernadnio, she worked until the birth of their first son, Ross, 10, at Radio Station WCCO Minne- apolis. Since then she has done free lance talent work via radio/T.V. commercials.
The Lindholms have two other sons, Jeffrey, 9, and Chad, 4. A radio, television, drama major, Jayne was rush advisor at Tau more than four years and helped colonize Iota T au at Stout State University where she was national supervisor.
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MRS. J. BRUCE HOLLAND (Marcia K. Y—University of Wash- ington), in addition to receiving, re- cording and compilation of collegi-
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formation to and answers questions for the Executive Committee.
She is requested to stimulate in- terest at the collegiate level by sup- plying the collegiate scholarship chairmen with ideas and sugges- tions. Marcia feels that scholarship is the distinct indicator of a person's ability to discipline and direct her own destiny.
"A girl who can discipline herself to achieve high scholarship will have the ability in her later life to achieve whatever goals or dreams she desires," says Mrs. Holland. "Thus, the long range value of high scholastic achievement is the estab- lishment of a life style whose main characteristic is high achievement in general."
Marcia, wife of an accounting supervisor for a fibreboard corpora- tion plant in Southgate, California, Los Angeles County, is mother of two-year-old Troy and is expecting a second child in April.
She's been All-City Alumnae philanthropic chairman, president of the Welcome Wagon Club, North Central Seattle; listed in Outstand- ing Young Women in America, taught Sunday school, plays tourna- ment tennis and is conducting an ex- tensive study of Northern European mythology and folklore.
MRS. ROBERT C. MURPHY (Millie Milam P-Northwestern) seen above on a photographic assignment for the cover of the Spring issue, ad-
justs the strap of Mary Jane Can- non's shoulder bag. The editor looks to the executive vice president for suggestions, innovations and guid- ance with each issue of the sorority magazine.
TO DRAGMA, which means the sheaf, was first published in Janu- ary, 1905, under the editorship of Helen K. Hoy (N), and since that time has had approximately 18 edi- tors.
However, TO DRAGMA is first, last and always a joint project of AOIIs, collegiates and alumnae everywhere. Its main objectives are to report the activities of the mem- bers of our sorority and how they are relating to current events. Con- sequently, unless these AOIIs are heard regularly and make it a point to check in regularly with T O DRAGMA and its editor, then the publication becomes dead wood. As Executive V ice President Clouse says, "Communication is a two-way street."
Let your voice be heard where TO DRAGMA, as well as other facets of your sorority are concerned. Don't wait for the regular reporters to TO DRAGMA to act. If you have news to report or ideas to dis- cuss, write your editor.
MRS. KEITH K. GILCHRIST (Ann Griffin McClanahan 8—De- Pauw University) heads the special committee for awards for the Inter- national Convention in June. Ex- ecutive Committee has requested
the Executive V ice President to supervise this aspect of the up-and- coming Dallas session.
Consequently, Marion Clouse and Ann have worked long hours to- gether straightening out old records, setting the awards in their proper categories and tying up all the loose ends to assure a smooth running presentation of honors at the various dinners and the Rose Banquet. They also present awards at the col- legiate and alumnae dinners.
Although Ann and the awards were featured extensively in the Winter issue of TO DRAGMA, here she obliges us with a bit of her background, AOII and otherwise.
"Going to Dallas for the conven- tion will be like going home for me," she says, "as I was born there, though I actually grew up in Chagrin Falls, Ohio (home of Tim Conway)."
"After graduation from DePauw, I married Keith, an alumnus of Pur- due, and taught elementary school for two years. We have four chil- dren: Kathy, 11, Kent, 9, Stuart, 8, and Scotty, 4. We've lived in South Bend, Terre Haute and now Indian- apolis, and I've participated in AOII in all three cities."
She currently is serving as alter- nate Panhellenic delegate to Indian- apolis Council after being both presi- dent and vice president of that alum- nae chapter. She also is Regional Director for a group of chapters across the middle of Indiana.
Ann also finds time to work for the Junior Group of the Indianapolis Symphony and the Little Red Door in that city, in addition to serving as taxi for the usual groups of Cub Scouts, choirs, ice skaters, etc.
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MRS. GILBERT R. HAUGEN (Juanita Sakajian NA—University of Southern California), a native Californian, was graduated in 1959 from the University of Southern California where she did graduate work in marriage and family coun- seling. After an extensive training program by the Los Angeles County
Probation Department, she worked as a deputy probation officer plac- ing dependent and delinquent chil- dren in foster homes and institu- tions.
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She and her husband who is as- sociated with Lawrence Radiation Laboratories in Livermore, and their three children, Heather, 8, Heidi, 6, and Hilary, 2, live in Pleasanton, a lovely semi-rural com- munity 40 miles southeast of San Francisco.
Juanita says she and her AOII sisters have hopes of starting an AOII alumnae chapter here within a few years. Right now many of them are active in Panhellenic activi- ties, and she currently serves as sec- retary of the group.
While living in Palo Alto where her husband was associated with Stanford Research Institute, she served as president of the San Jose- Peninsula Alumnae Chapter and was instrumental in the dissolution of this wonderful and exceptionally active group and the reformation of its members into the San Jose, Palo Alto and San Mateo Alumnae Chapters. She's been president of the Palo Alto group for four years, was fraternity education adviser to Delta Sigma and has been the re- cipient of the cherished Rose Award.
Juanita sees her present post as a position for coordinating and de- veloping new ideas, techniques and goals for all members of AOII.
"I believe that we are what we know and that Fraternity Education and Pledge Training should be a broad-based philosophy, a way of life to each of us. If we know what we are and why we are members of our Fraternity, we cannot help but understand ourselves and our rela- tionship to others in a more mean- ingful way."
"I believe that this aspect of our Fraternity must be stressed more in today's world than ever before. Communication plays a large role in all aspects of society, therefore all of us should strive to have knowl- edge and understanding of our Past, Present and Future in AOII and have the ability to communicate this to others."
"Our collegiates are bright and active and have begun to communi- cate more and more. Their reports show they are concerned about the development of high standards and goals."
"Our alumnae should review their knowledge of AOII and should continue to grow. I look at growth as a natural process of maturity and I believe that AOII should develop a continuation of growth from the infancy of pledgeship to the matur- ity of alumnae membership."
"If we all accept our responsibili- ties and delight in the rewards of friendship and love, AOII and the fraternity system in general will be an inspirational and influential part of the society of the future and not just a facade of the past."
"Our new program, 'AOII-Pro- gram for Fraternity Education in All Phases of Our Fraternity Life,' was developed by a committee of collegiate and alumnae, to serve the purpose of defining the fraternal system in general and AOII, spe- cifically. This booklet is the first step towards stimulating group dis- cussion. We are always looking for new ways to train our members. After all, our goal is to make out- standing, thinking women who will be involved in our society and in AOII—hopefully, we will all bene- fit from our knowledge."
MRS. JOHN D. MACCALLUM (Joan Deathe K—McGill Univer- sity), in the spring '70 issue of TO DRAGMA hailed AOII's interna- tional philanthropic project, the Arthritis Foundation, as having proved the organization "which has stirred the fraternity into a coordi- nated, philanthropic program, inter- nationally, nationally and locally."
Contributions to the philanthropic department showed a marked in- crease in 1968-69 and 1969-70 and point towards following this trend in the current period.
"The Arthritis Foundation seems to have answered the call for a philanthropic project with poignant
need for personal involvement on international and local levels," de- clares Joan.
Meanwhile convention details oc- cupy lots of this busy chairman's time. She is putting out feelers to get a glamorous celebrity to con- vention in the name of AF as well as deciding what deserving research physician will receive AOII's grant.
Also under investigation are new money-making projects, as many AOIIs are dissatisfied with the "sub- scriptions to magazines" project. It is hoped that a new project will be announced at convention. I f you have any helpful suggestions or ideas on this subject, write Joan.
L. FLEAGLE AX—University of Oregon) comes forward right at press time with the following auspi-
cious announcement.
Flash — News Bulletin!
The new AOII Songbook is ex- pected to be ready for purchase at the AOII Convention in Dallas, and, of course, at Central Office. New songs, arrangements in two and three parts (SA and SSA) of all old favorite songs, lots of short and snappy fun songs and dozens of lyrics in favorite "pop" tunes will all be in your NEW AOII SONG- BOOK! Watch for it.
A Challenge
Members of Indianapolis Alum- nae Chapter have accepted the chal- lenging project suggested by the Executive Committee of up-dating Central Office's list of prominent alumnae.
In accepting this assignment, the group leads the way in involving themselves in a meaningful, prac- tical contribution to the sorority as a whole.
The chairman is Mrs. James L. (Sandy) Bettner, 6201 Maren Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46224. The initial plans are to use back issues of TO DRAGMA and to en-
list the assistance of A L L ALUM- NAE.
No guidelines or qualifications as such have been set up in making this list, but the committee would appreciate your sending the names of any prominent AOIIs that you know along with some of their ac- complishments and the chapters to which they belonged.
MRS. (Gerry
JAMES W alker
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In The Executive V.P.'s Realm of Responsibilities CENTRAL OFFICE
The Central Office of Alpha Omi- cron Pi, Inc., was moved to its pres- ent location, Suite 109, 3000 Mea- dows Parkway, Indianapolis, Indi- ana, from Cincinnati, Ohio, in A u - gust, 1967.
Executive Director is Marie Hughes (B<t>), while Mrs. Forrest Smith (Nell B<f>) is Financial Secretary. The entire office staff pause to pose
in the reception area of AOII's suite for an informal photograph. Standing is Marie while, left to right, are Nell Smith and secretaries, Helen Ayres, Debra Whitacre and Margaret Atz.
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AOII's 1,000 square feet of office space is filled with general office equipment, records and files, "from the beginning," addressograph plates on all members, index cards, cross filed by chapter, name and geographic area. The five-woman office staff is dedicated to hard work and loyalty to AOII. Above Debbie Whitacre is work- ing on alumnae tape while supervised by Helen Ayers.
Debbie Whitacre, above, who is mailing membership badges, is one of a staff in partnership with collegiate
Executive Director Hughes Attends Meet
MARIE E. HUGHES (B<J>), Execu- tive Director of AOII Central Office, was among 19 of the 27 executives who head National Panhellenic As- sociation Central Offices who attended the first independent m eet- ing of this organization Oct. 30- Nov. 1 in Indianapolis.
The session was held in conjunc- tion with the meeting of the National Panhellenic Conference.
Topics for discussion included salaries, pensions, data processing of membership lists and chapter ac- counting, traveling secretaries and the development of visual public relation tools such as movies and slides. Mrs. Walter C. Vaaler, Kappa Alpha Theta's treasurer and executive secretary, president of the organization, presided.
Sessions of the two-day meeting were divided between three national headquarters located in the same block of Washington Boulevard, in Indianapolis.
Hostesses were Mrs. Walter E. Wert, Alpha X i Delta, vice presi- dent of the organization; Mrs. H. C. Flemmer, Alpha Gamma Delta, and Miss Kathryn E. Lenihan, Alpha Chi Omega.
and alumnae chapters all over the United States and Canada dedicated to the principles of love, tolerance and understanding.
Central Office, as well as all AOII members, "must gain and hold the good will interest and support of its as- sociates in the fraternity world. Our own attitude towards the job, our way of performing our tasks, and our way of meeting people influences . . . the AOII member's feelings towards her sorority," so declares the C O . Manual written by Marion Clouse.
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Collegiate Commentaries
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After a long list of honors and beauty titles, members of Delta Delta Chapter at Auburn University were happy and proud when still another member, Sharon Stevenson, was selected to reign as Greek Goddess on that campus.
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What's New
Sue Edmunds, Tau Delta Chapter president, recently was crowned Miss Southern Accent at a pageant at Birmingham-Southern College. A senior majoring in psychology, she's on the dean's list, was elected to Mortar Board and her name appears in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.
Vickie Neuvert SB, NROTC Stars and Stripes Ball Queen at U.C.L.A., as part of her official duties attended the Sunset Dress Parade and Review which was the last time the NROTC Battalion marched as a single unit. She is seen at this event with Governor Ronald Reagan of California and the present and former chief commanding officers of the U.C.LA. NROTC.
The only female member of Birming-
ham-Southern's committee designed to bring the student body and administra- tion closer together on important issues is Tau Delta's Elise Moss. This chapter also boasts five members of Mortar Board. They are Diane Poole, Sue Ed- munds. Suzanne Thrasher, Carol Smith and Mary Nell Linsky,
This group swelled their coffers, ear- marked for philanthropy and already full from their all-campus "Mr. Hilltopper" contest by sponsoring a successful con- cert in Birmingham by professional vocalist, Teresa Rinaldi, alumna of Bir- mingham-Southern and Tau Delta Chap- ter.
Almost more than the law allows is what AOIIs at Auburn have where beauty's concerned. Not only did mem- bers of 28 fraternities select Delta Delta Chapter's Sharon Stevenson, a blond bombshell from Texas. Miss Greek God- dess, but Lee Hart, elected by the foot- ball team, was crowned Miss A Day and reigned over the spring game. Delta Delta president Dee Lee was Miss De- cember in the annual Calendar Girl Contest and Peggy Dockery, first runner- up in the Miss Auburn election, and Glomerata Beauty finalist, was recipient of the Most Outstanding Auburn Woman for 1970.
The campus newspaper, edited by AOII Beverly Bradford, selected Fran Roberts, Joan Zimmer and Marilyn Tay- lor, three Loveliest of the Plains girls
and four fraternities chose Delta Delta Chapter members, as their sweethearts.
Tricia Murphy. Amy Rea, Annie Swope and Joan Zimmer held sway over Alpha Psi, Phi Kappa Tau, Pi Kappa Alpha and Lambda Chi Alpha respec- tively.
A deviation, but an impressive, mean- ingful one, nonetheless from the norm of Founders' Day observances is Theta Omega's celebration. Alumnae are in- vited to attend and participate in the evening candlelighting ceremony when AOII's national founding is touchingly incorporated with some of the history of Theta Omega's establishment.
These collegiates at Northern Arizona University sponsor three philanthropic projects annually: a canned food drive; the Karen Byers Workday when all mem- bers actually work to earn a pre-deter- mined quota for a philanthropic cause, and a Christmas party for deprived chil- dren.
Responsible for Arkansas State's most successful Songfest is Sigma Omicron Chapter. All Greek groups on campus are looking forward to this April event when competition rises to a fever pitch before the trophy is awarded the best vocal group.
Last year's event netted Sigma Omi- cron $300 for the benefit of Arthritis.
A trio of honors was won by Kappa
Gamma at Florida Southern during Greek Week. Their beauteous Cindy Sweeney was chosen Greek Goddess; in games, while paired with Sigma Chi and Theta Chi Fraternities, they won the overall trophy, and also walked away with the individual sorority trophy.
Kudos also go to Cindy Sweeney, Miss Interlachen finalist; Cindy Smith, first runner-up in National Pi Kappa Phi Rose Queen competition; Janet Martin and Sue Cady, varsity cheerleaders; and Nancy Ireland, M ary Jane Buckholz, Kathy O'Toole, Paula Alexander, Wanda Lassi- ter and Odalie Krompt, whose names appear on the mastheads of chief campus publications.
The Dazzlin' Dozen is what Northern
Illinois' N u Iota Chapter christened their pledges. Barb Lawless represented the group as Homecoming Queen candidate and AOII teamed with Pi Kappa Alpha for homecoming competition.
Something new under the sun at West- ern Illinois where Sigma Iota Chapter participated in the annual, all-in-fun, all- campus kidnapping of executives from various Greek groups. Their return was secured by payment of ransoms of bags of canned goods. The collected food went to needy families in Macomb.
Kappa Alpha's proud of Barbara Blackwell, captain of Indiana State's cheerleading squad, who was chosen Miss Cheerleader U.S.A., over 10 other final-
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In keeping with their penchant for holding a corner on pulchritude at Auburn University, Delta Delta Chapter submits these lovelies. Lee Hart, left, a nominee for Miss Homecoming, was Miss "A" Day. Historian for her chapter, she's a member of Angel Flight. Peggy Docfcery, center, was selected Most Outstanding Auburn Woman after a long list of honors which included a first runner-up in the Miss Auburn contest, Glomerata Beauty finalist and president of both the War Eagle Girls and the Modeling Board. Delta Delta president, Dee Lee, right, Miss December in the Union Calendar Girl Contest, is a War Eagle Girl, Alpha Lambda Delta, Modeling Board member and a member of Pi Delta Phi French honorary.
ists across the nation in competition at Cypress Gardens, Fla.
A senior physical education major, she was recipient of a $1,000 scholarship, a Fiberglas boat with motor and several other prizes.
A member of ISU's gymnastic team and a flier who's logged almost enough hours to apply for her pilot's license, Barbara will probably work towards her M.A. degree and a career teaching PE and dancing.
KEARNEY STATE COLLEGE Parental insight of AOII was fostered by Phi Sigma's combination of Founders' and Parents' Days. Collegiates and their parents termed the whole experience fun, informative and rewarding, from the pledges' skit on the birth of AOII up until the present; to the posters depicting lives of members from babyhood 'til now; down to the grand finale, a ban-
A queen is Sue Bowman, president of
Theta Chi Chapter, despite snow initially doing her out of her realm. Crowned queen of homecoming festivities on a Friday night, she awoke the next morn- ing to find a late night snowstorm had caused last-minute cancellation of major portions of the college's homecoming activities.
However, Sue reigned supreme over festivities at a "second homecoming" Oct. 24 when the Morningside Chiefs played the University of North Dakota.
It's emphasis Arthritis Foundation for Murray State University's Delta Omegas. Twenty-three pledges collected more than $150 during half-time at a Murray home football game in the fall, and col- legiates joined forces with the Murray Woman's Club to collect $314 during pre-scheduled road blocks. These funds, of course, were sent to the Arthritis
Getting bigger and better each year is
Alpha Omicron's Country Fair held at
the chapter house on the L.S.U. campus in the spring of the year. With the help of alumnae and mothers, collegiates transform the residence into a mecca of entertainment for small fry and their elders.
The fountain becomes a fish pond, the chapter room, a theater for a magic show, and the courtyard, the scene of turtle races, ring toss and pie-throwing contests.
A flea market offers antiques and junque, as well as plants, popcorn, books and baked goods. Major portion of the proceeds go to the Arthritis Foundation.
A magnificent pledge class of 44 was the result of formal rush. Climaxing en- thusiastic participation in homecoming activities was the selection of Tanya Graham as Homecoming Queen. Pledge Claudia Hanbury was selected a member of the Rodeo Court by L.S.U.'s Block and Bridle Club.
A woman for all seasons is Stephanie
Twilbeck, who serves as vice president of Newcomb College's national honorary classics society, Oreades.
Philanthropic work captures the imagi- nation of Pi Chapter who make paper flowers for distribution to bed-ridden arthritics and carol at the homes of such patients.
Pi members have taken an active part as hostesses at L.S.U.-New Orleans and Tulane University Medical Schools for a closed-circuit television program "Arthri- tis in Action" sponsored by the Louisiana Hospital Television Network.
They also are formulating plans for a car pool for arthritis victims and are working with the local alumnae chapter on investigation of a number of fund- raising projects.
Tau Chapter's top executive. Joan Meuwissen, is a teaching assistant for a criminology course with her own recita- tion section and office hours. For this added effort, she receives five credits of upper division grade for directed studies. As one of four undergraduates who
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Cookie Cook is a responsible leader out- standing for the introduction of many influ- ential ideas and suggestions for progressive changes at Auburn University. Her career at the university, which included president of her dormitory, school's editor of the year book and a member of the evaluation com- m ittee for the women students' organization, has been climaxed by her election to Mortar Board.
are members of the Departmental Coun- cil of Sociology, she attends faculty meetings and has a vote.
Roses of recognition to Kathie Lewis and all other members of Delta Pi Chap- ter at Central Missouri State College, who ought to be proud as punch at their superior efforts on the part of AOII
"Bless each and everyone of you beau-
tiful and wonderful girls," were the words which Gordon Waller, executive director, Arthritis Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri, Chapter, chose to address them on upon receipt of their check in the amount of $920.70, proceeds from


Sullivan, who served as chairman of homecoming activities.
Past International President Carolyn Huey Harris keynoted special Founders' Day observances of Kappa Omicron held
at the University Club in Memphis. AOH's at Southwestern joined forces with Arkansas State's Sigma Omicron»
for this festive occasion.
Birthday cakes unlimited, philanthropic
project of Lambda Phi Chapter, has been declared a rousing success by students, parents and sponsors alike. Chapter members publicize their birthday cake service which includes taking orders, for out-of-town students, for cakes, baking them, seeing that they're appropriately decorated and delivering them on the in- dividual's natal day.
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Deborah R. Olson I, serving as coed spon- sor for the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps brigade at the University of Illinois, acts as hostess at award ceremonies, com- missioning ceremonies and other Army ROTC functions.
Kappa Phi's Susan Ball and Rosemary
O'Brien have created McGill University's pan-Hellenic Rush Booklet. These gals are part of the group who pledged Caro- lyn Bradley. Christina Cuke, Susan Hale, Andrea Krish, Penny Napke, Marilyn Rabin and Aldona Iusus, and then were so happy they feted them at a wine and
Sandra Ann Thomas AB has served for one year as Miss Florida Atlantic University and at the 1970 Miss Florida Pageant in Orlando. Sandra won her title, not only with her beauty and charm, but also with her out- standing musical talent. She is an accom- plished vocalist and guitarist. A composer who's had two of her compositions recorded, she's performed throughout Florida and in Kentucky, frequently is seen on television and has had her records featured on radio.
their "Ugly Man On Campus" fur.d- raising project.
Kansas City Arthritis Chapter Presi- dent Walton Steele has recommended that Delta Pi be nominated for this orga- nization's Distinguished Service Award this year.
Incidentally, this is Delta Pi's second, consecutive year for such an outstanding contribution to the Kansas City Arthri- tis Chapter.
Moving downtown in September was Theta Pi's Judy Accettola. This Wagner College senior has been working in New York City's Downtown Medical Center's arthritis research program while finishing up her college courses three days each week.
Judy, who wants to make research her career but hasn't decided on a field, thinks this opportunity offers her a great chance for experience.
Pledges of Theta Psi sponsored a pumpkin-carving contest in the 'midst of homecoming preparations and won the competition with a ghoulish creation christened "Lola."
President Janet Sutton and Debbie Mitchell are Sigma Epsilon Sweetheart and Diamond Princess, respectively.
Fun and games was the size of things when Penn State's Epsilon Alpha Chap- ter entertained children from the Blair County Children's Home.
Each collegiate, responsible for one child, took her charge on a field trip of her choice and returned to the chapter suite for entertainment and refreshments.
Tops Among Stroudsburg State Col-
lege's coeds is Phi Beta Chapter's Carol
to reign as Louisiana State University's 1970 Homecoming Queen.
cheese party and a pledge week end at Jill Moll's farm in Hawkesbury, Conn.
Bits and pieces from Beta Kappa re- veal that our girls at the University of British Columbia have eight new pledges and a new initiate. They are Claudia Ryan, Shirley Johnston, Carol Thomp- son, Sherry Atchison, Barbara Morris, Teresa Joiner, Liz Cameron and Barb Keenlyside, and Beth Andrews, respec- tively.
A Bavarian fondue party, a "flickers" show and a boutique fashion tea high- lighted their rush schedule.
Two members of Vancouver's Wom- en's Liberation Movement discussing so- rorities and the part they play in today's women's world sparked this chapter's popular Alpha Hours program. Recent commerce graduate and 1969 president, Sue MacFarlane, was among those pres- ent at this event which gives collegiates a chance to introduce new pledges to the alumnae.
Perhaps your TO DRAGMA re- porter failed to complete and submit her assignment before the deadline. See that your activities are ade- quately covered in TO DRAGMA by submitting your required assign-
ments on time and before the dead- line. Send all editorial material and correspondence regarding it to The Editor, Mrs. Robert C. Murphy, 4534 Shy's Hill Road, Nashville,
In the Winter, 1970, issue of TO This was a mistake for which we DRAGMA, the names of Sarah M . apologize.
Hiestand Larmore (Mrs. Joseph
B<f>) of Indiana and Ruth E. Penn- ported to Central Office, Alpha Omi- iman Ware (Mrs. S. Hadley A ) cron Pi, Suite No. 109, 3000 of Massachusetts inadvertently ap- Meadows Parkway, Indianapolis, peared in the In Memoriam listing Indiana 46205, by a member of the which is complied in Central Office. immediate family.
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Just Cause For Celebration!
Another Colony's Established
AON Represented On Two Missouri Campuses With Colonization of Lambda Omega
Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville where Alpha Omicron Pi recently installed Lambda Omega Colony is one of the fastest grow- ing and most beautiful higher educational institutions in the Middle West. Since I960, the student body of 5,530 has more than doubled. On Oct. 20, 1907, the cornerstone of the Administration Building, left, was laid. Since this historic beginning, the construction of such handsome edifices as Sarrett-Strong Science-Mathematics Center and the Student Union Building, center and right, have enhanced the 240-acre campus.
With the pledging of 20 students and two sponsors at a beautiful cer- emony, Oct. 27 at Northwest Mis- souri State College, Maryville, to Lambda Colony, AOII has acquired outstanding official representation on the second of Missouri's college and university campuses.
The colonization was attended by Region V Director Nancy Johann- sen 4> of Kansas City, Kansas, Trav- eling Secretary Deb Mathis and Kansas City Alumnae, Sharon Mar- tin and Karen Smith.
Pledged that evening at the im- pressive ceremony to AOII were: Nancy Fletcher, president; Barbara Biffle, vice president; Rhonda W ar- ner, corresponding secretary; Janice Y oung, recording secretary; Patricia Traynor, treasurer; Wyvonna My- lott, rush chairman, and DeAnn
Driver, fraternity education chair- man.
Margaret Elliot, Karen Haberich- ter, Gayle Hansen, Sharon Har- ward, Christine Matney, Connie McCord, Cindy Mongold, Jo Ann Patty, Deborah Reynolds, Kathy Scharz, Brenda Tierney, Patricia Terril and Linda W alker.
Also pledged were two very spe- cial sponsors, Miss Charlotte De- Somma and Miss Carol Hoadly.
Lambda Omega Colony was named in appreciation of two travel- ing secretaries who were instru- mental in its organization. It is a combination of the chapters of Deb Mathis, AQ-Murray State, and Cin- day Howland, SA-Wisconsin State.
A tentative date set for Lambda Omega's installation is March 19. Guests at a reception following
the colonization included: Dean of Women Louann Lewright and Phil Hayes, representing the college's administration, and members of four other sororities and six fraternities on campus.
Northwest Missouri State College is a beautiful and fast-growing in- stitution with one of its chief objec- tives, to educate superior teachers for the elementary and secondary schools of the state.
It also provides pre-professional and pre-vocational education for students who desire to enter other professions or vocations.
Saturday, Dec. 12, Lambda Omega Colony members traveled to Kansas City, Mo., to celebrate Founders' Day with Delta Pi Chap- ter, Central Missouri State College, and the Kansas City Alumnae.
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A Beautiful Chapter House Is Dedicated
It was an unforgettable date, Nov. 22, for five-year-old Alpha Delta Chapter at the University of Alabama when their beautiful new house was dedicated. Seen above, left, is a view of the brightly-hued recreational area or informal living room where the AOII Rose over the mantel is a focal point of the decorations. Adele K. Hinton P, second left in the second picture, International NPC Delegate, represented the Executive Committee on the festive occasion and presided over the dedication. Seen with her are: Wendie Nowlin All, Region III Director; Mrs. Delous May, House Corporation president, and Marga Yarbrough, Alpha Delta president.
Members of AOII's five-year-old Alpha Delta Chapter at the Univer- sity of Alabama termed the formal dedication of their elegant new chapter house Nov. 22" "inspira- tional."
These collegiates point out that their chapter has grown in every aspect since its installation. Acquisi- tion of the handsome, new residence located on Colonial Drive near the heart of the campus adds impetus to their development and progress.
The two-story, Colonial-inspired residence, situated 'midst tall trees, was completed last spring.
Adele K. Hinton P, NPC dele- gate, represented the Executive Committee and presided over the dedication ceremonies. She shared honors with Marga Yarbrough, chapter president. Another out- standing international AOII digni- tary present was Past International President Dorothy Bruniga Dean P of Montgomery, Ala.
The entrance of the new chapter house which houses 44 and ipro- vides dining area for up to 100 is enhanced by stately, classic columns and wide, double doors.
Representing the university at the house dedication ceremonies were Tom Jones, Dean of the Law School Interim, and Mrs. Sarah Healey, Dean of Student Development.
Another special guest of distinc- tion was W endy Nowlin, Region III Director.
Following the ceremonies, par- ents, Faculty and alumnae were guests at an open house when Alpha Delta members, wearing red and white formal attire, and pledges, outfitted in white gowns were host- esses.
Exterior of Alpha Delta's new two-story, Colo- nial-inspired chapter house at the University of Alabama.
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Caught by the camera as they relaxed after the colonization of Lambda Omega at Northwest Missouri State College, Maryville, recently is one to two sponsors pledged at that time, Miss Charlotte DeSomma; Region V Director Nancy Johannsen <i>, and Deb Mathis, AJ2, Traveling Secretary. Installation date is tentatively set for March 19.
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A New Chapter's Installed
AOIfs Gamma lota Installation Marks SILTs Centennial Year
The installation of AOM's Gamma lota Chapter at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, was one of the highlights of this thriving university's Centennial Year, 1970. Pausing to pose for the cameraman during a reception, one of the features of installation festivities presided over the weekend of Oct. 10 by International President Fern Robinson Kallevang, third left, are the receiving line; Carol Cooper, chapter adviser; Audrey Herbster, Gamma lota presi- dent; Mrs. Kallevang; SlU's Dean of Fraternities and Sororities Mary Alice Arnold; Pat Mott- weiler, Region IV Extension Officer; Region IV Vice President Gwen Lee, and International Rush Chairman Peggy Crawford.
Talcing a vital interest in the formation of Gamma lota Chapter is Mrs. Delyte Morris (Doro- thy Arnold T), right, wife of SlU's President Morris, whose leadership is credited with the University's rapid growth and expansion. She is seen with Audrey Herbster, left, and AOII International President Fern Kallevang.
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In its Centennial Y ear, 1970, Southern Illinois University at Car- bondale looked back with pride at its growth from a small normal school to a diversified university complex of 23,000 students.
One of the highlights of this celebration year was the establish- ment of Gamma Iota Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi, the 21st colleg- iate AOII chapter in the state of Illinois and the fourth NPC sorority on that booming university campus.
Credit for the majority of SlU's phenomenal growth must go to Pres- ident Delyte Morris, whose vigorous leadership has carried the school through 22 years of expansion.
Actively interested in Gamma Iota Chapter since its conception and present for all the installation festivities, the weekend of Oct. 10 was President Morris' wife, Dorothy Arnold Morris V.
The 42 charter members were in- itiated by Fern Robinson Kallevang, International President, and Gwen- dolyn Everetts Lee, Region I V Vice President.
Patricia Jacobs Mottweiller, Re- gion I V Expansion Officer, and col- legiates from Delta Omega and Sigma Iota Chapters assisted. Peggy Kramer Crawford, International Rush Chairman, conducted the pledge ceremony.
The Ramada Inn was the site Saturday evening for the Rose Ban- quet which was arranged by Joan Hasty Dommermuth I . Gertrude Klenncr Wilkerson NB presided as toastmistress. Mary Alice Arnold, Assistant Dean of Students, wel- comed AOII to the campus.
The traditional rose speeches were delivered by Dorothy Wallin Larson P of the St. Louis Alumnae Chapter; Sandra Law, president of Delta Omega Chapter; Peggy Craw- ford, Pat Mottweiler and Fern Kallevang.
At a reception Sunday afternoon at the chapter house, the campus and community welcomed the chap- ter to SIU. Visiting national officers were joined in the receiving line by Dorothy Arnold Morris, Dean of Fraternities and Sororities, Mary Alice Arnold, Carol Cooper, chap- ter adviser, and Mrs. Byron Rucker, housemother.
Serving were Janet Falk V erduin BI, Anne Smith Woodbridge, fi- nancial adviser; Gertrude Wilker- son, pledge adviser; and Dorothy

At the helm of Gamma lota for its first year are the following officers. They are, left to right, Audrey Herbster, president; Mary Jane Barnett, recording secretary; Lyn Jarnagln, standards chairman; Cinda Twitchell, corresponding secretary; Sally Randolph, vice president, and Paulette Ranieri, treasurer.
Education low
The Diamond Jubilee Founda- tion, a non-profit corporation, au- thorized by council in 1959 to aid qualified students through its I n - vestment in Education Program, urges all AOIIs to use the pink en- velope inserted in this issue of TO DRAGMA for your contribution to DJF.
No Diamond Jubilee Foundation seals will be sent out until after our new design has been unveiled at International Convention in Dallas in June. The Design Contest will remain open until April 15, so why not get out your pencils and paints and draw us your idea for a new seal?
It may be executed in three colors, and all entries are to be sent to Mrs. V. W . McKinney, 528 Formosa Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90036. You may be the winner!
Education is a sound investment. Each of you has been or is being the recipient of such an investment. Through the Diamond Jubilee Foun- dation of Alpha Omicron Pi each of you can help assure opportunity for today's youth. Grants from the Diamond Jubilee Foundation are being given to those AOIIs who need assistance in completing their edu- cations. Use the enclosed envelope to further this sound investment in the future of AOII.
Oct. 26 at the home of Mrs. Jane Ertle. Present for the ceremony were four collegiates from Kappa Pi Chap- ter at Ohio Northern University.
The new alumnae group draws their membership from many small towns surrounding Findlay includ- ing Ada, Kenton, Tiffin, Ottawa and Lima.
Larson, house-furishings chairman. Gamma Iota officers are: Audrey Herbster, president; Sally Ran- dolph, vice president; Mary Jane Barnett, recording secretary; L u - a n d a Twitchell, corresponding sec- retary; Paulette Ranieri, treasurer, and Lyndal Jarnagin, standards
Other new members are Christine
Alexander, Glenna Alexander, Christine Bauer, Suzanne Beckman, Angela Bruns, Beverly Carlson, Janis Chumley, Sandra DeMattei, Barbara Diller, Sandy Driska, Cheryl Fylnn.
Jacqueline Gauwitz, Karyn George, Karen Goldsmith, Susan Grozik, Janette Grunwald, Deborah Hammel, Jill Hankins, Barbara Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, Marie Malinauskas, Bonnie McDonough, Kevan Musgrave, Linda Orbacz.
Chris Papas, Gail Prchl, Chlo Reando, Jan Redden, Janice Rokita, Caroline Schmitz, Martha Silvius, Vicki Steinkellner, Patricia Taylor, Mary Jo Teague, Taffy Tisch, and Kathleen W ard.
The first Gamma Iota Pledge class includes: Kathleen Brown, Dorothy Foutch, Sharon Helton, Deborah Hoskins, Sandra King, Pa- tricia Kouracos, Joan Kuntz, Kaye Monroe, Deborah Nelson, Nadine Paul, Lilli Schreiber and Julie Steele.
50th Birthday Celebration
Thursday, Feb. 11, was the date chosen by the Dearborn Alumnae Chapter for the gala Founders' Day dinner planned in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Omicron Pi
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At the installation reception of Gamma lota, AOII's 21st chapter in Illinois, Pledge A d - viser Gertrude Willcerson serves punch to Pledge Kaye Monroe.
Alumnae Group
Mrs. Richard F. Maroney (Joyce 6 ) , Region I I Director and a resi- dent of Findlay, Ohio, installed the Findlay Area Alumnae Club as the Findlay Area Alumnae Chapter
Chapter at the University of Michi- gan and the Detroit Alumnae Chap- ter.
Sisson Room in the Fair Lane Conference Center at the University of Michigan, Dearborn Campus, was the scene of the festive affair.
In charge of reservations was Mrs. Richard Shefferly of Dearborn.
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16 Sororities Represented At Workshop Organized, Led By AOII's NPC Delegate
Approximately 150 university women representing at least 16 col- legiate Panhellenic sororities poured into Jackson, Tenn. early Saturday morning, Nov. 7, from educational institutions throughout Tennessee and Kentucky.
Their destination was Lambuth College where the Panhellenic Council and Dean of W omen Blanche Exum graciously had agreed to play hostesses to a Na- tional Panhellenic Conference Area W orkshop.
Adele K. Hinton (Mrs. Fred-P) AOII's NPC Delegate, NPC area ad- viser and a member of the latter organization's Collegiate Panhel- lenic Committee, masterminded and organized the day-long ex- change of ideas.
She explained in her opening re- marks that the workshop constituted a first for the NPC in the whole na- tion as it was the initial session run by the NPC Collegiate Panhellenic Committee without benefit of pro- fessional or paid speakers and leaders.
She proclaimed Tennessee, with at least 26 national and regional sorority officials, "a literal hot bed of Southern sorority activity."
Mrs. Hinton pointed out that Memphis State University's Panhel- lenic Council had won a national award at the last NPC convention. Memphis State was represented at the Area Workshop by Panhellenic Adviser, Mrs. Emily Weathers, Carol Adkins <I>M, Panhellenic presi- dent, and members of 10 sororities.
"Sororities are established, tradi- tional institutions, not in need of de- fense," declared Mrs. Hinton, who called for a united Panhellenic ef- fort towards proper education of potential sorority women and the campus in general towards the Greek life.
The workshop was divided into close-knit, think-talk and idea-ex- change sessions led by collegiates with advisers and campus officials sitting in with each group.
AOII's Executive Committee member, N P C Delegate Adele K. Hinton P, also area adviser for NPC and a member of that organization's Collegiate Panhellenic Committee, masterminded the first NPC Area Workshop operated without benefit of professional leaders and speakers at Lambuth College in Jackson, Tenn. recently. Among those attending the session which attracted more than 125 university women from educational institutions all over Tennessee and Kentucky were: front row, left to right, Mrs. Robert R. Caldwell, AOII Region III Director; Mrs. Emily Weathers, Memphis State University Panhellenic Adviser; Mrs. Robert Eby, KAB Alumnae Province President, and Dean of Women Maggie Brewer of Union University. In the background are Mrs. Hinton, ZTA Province President Nelly Galloway; Dean of Women Lillian Tate, Murray State; and Lambuth's Dean of Women Blanche Exum.
Among members of approximately 16 collegiate sororities who participated in the day-long exchange of ideas were, front row, left to right: Sally Webb AHA, Murray State; Mrs. Hinton, Marion DuBose - K , president of Lambuth College's Panhellenic Council; and Linda Under- wood XV.; Middle Tennessee State University's Panhellenic president; Standing in the back- ground are: Missy Burkholder KA, Murray State's Panhellenic vice president; Mia Rankin ZTA, Southwestern University's Panhellenic organization's vice president; Kitty Richardson, Union University Panhellenic representative, and Carol Adkins, Memphis State's Panhellenic president.
Subjects explored included; Pan-
hellenic Organization, the Public
Relation Approach, Go Greek,
Greek Week and the Alumnae and Linda Underwood Xfi; Dean of Maggie Brewer and Panhellenic
You. Women Lillian Tate and Panhel- In addition to those mentioned lenic President Kathy Rayburn 222,
above, campus Panhellenic officials Murray State University.
president Jackie Hutchison ZTA, Union University;and Mrs.Carolyn Harlin *M, Panhellenic adviser, and Panhellenic president Sally Webb, AHA, Western Kentucky Uni- versity.
and university deans and adminis- trative executives present in- cluded: Middle Tennessee State
Mia Rankin ZTA, Panhellenic vice president, and ZTA Province President Nelly Galloway of South-
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University's Panhellenic president western University; Dean of Women

Sororities As A Campus Issue
AOII collegiates air some of their opinions and views on the importance of sororities on the current campus scene. To critics they declare, "The Greek way of life has been
proven sound! It's worth
In recent months almost 30 of TO DRAGMA's collegiate report- ers, challenged to come forward with their views, observations and find- ings on the subject, "Sororities, a Issue on Your Campus," have re- sponded after reflection and investi- gation of the subject.
The majority were in agreement, that sororities are being questioned on most campuses and are under fire on some. They felt, however, that all this aggressive activity stems from a general movement afoot to challenge the value of most estab- lished institutions.
Since sororities fit neatly into this package, many Greek groups, in- cluding AOII, have been forced to reevaluate their function.
At Southwestern University where the Board of Directors, aware of campus unrest concerning Greek groups, set forth several require- ments assuring better human rela- tions
Kappa Omicron Chapter gained a closer insight and relationship with the national machinery of the so- rority when they discovered that AOII already had complied with changes innovated at Southwestern.
Kappa Omicron reported, "We were proud to discover our progres- sive, up-to-date, national control which recognizes the importance of each individual as well as the cam- pus as a whole."
Sigma Phi's reporter at huge, sprawling San Fernando Valley State College. Northridge, Calif., gratefully states, "Many students feel that in the vast, impersonal at- mosphere of so many large cam- puses, sororities provide the climate for the existence of smaller, friend- lier, productive worlds."
At Northeastern University in Boston, Chi Pi Chapter members discover the alarming tendency for sororities to be "no issue rather than a issue."
A general concept that has been gaining strength for years that tags Greek organizations as selfish groups of people organized only for the benefit and advancement of their own material interests has resulted in their activities being regarded as of no news value. Their charity and service programs go unreported.
A common goal to destroying this erroneous image of Greek college
life has led to closer unity and co- operation among sororities and fra- ternities at Northeastern as well as many other campuses.
A general trend also was noted that fewer women are signing up for rush. College women who generally are expanding their horizons fre- quently asked, "What do you do be- sides have social events?"
After careful surveillance of this area of thought, a Delta Omega Chapter member at Murray State University wrote, "Sorority member- ship proves an environment of growth and development for its members. It sets forth guidelines for life while being flexible enough for each person to find and cultivate her own potentials."
In keeping with an honest effort to safeguard individuality and foster its development within the frame- work of sorority life, requirements for initiation have been lowered in some instances and the pledge pro- gram is being shortened.
Most collegiate scribes concurred, as did a lass at Sigma Rho, Slippery Rock College, "Instead of the fre- quent misconception that a sorority acts as a wall around its members, instead, it provides a type of nu- cleous binding its members with friendship, loyality and a common set of values from which they are diffused into other areas of college life."
Stout State University's Iota Tau reporter declared, "Each person is an individual. However, AOII offers every member the opportunity of experiencing and enjoying working together and seeing the job done."
Most reporters seemed to agree that the current trend to examine and evaluate the Greek way of life has revealed that great discrepancies exist between independents' concep- tion of Greek life and the actual life itself.
These fallacies can best be dis- pelled, they say, by proper educa- tion of their members as to the origin of fraternities and sororities in American life and the important sociological force they have proven to be in the development of this country and the democratic way of life.
Reporters from campuses where only a small percentage of the stu- dent populace belong to Greek
groups declare that this element functions, nonetheless, as a power- ful force in overcoming student apathy.
Several AOII reporters expressed concern and dismay over university expansion programs which are de- priving them of their housing facili- ties. Increase in the number of com- muters and the tendency of many students to choose the lower cost and fewer restrictions of apartment living over both sorority houses and dormitories also poses problems.
Phi Delta Chapter's reporter at the University of Wisconsin-Mil- waukee sounds a rallying call worthy of all AOIIs, their accomplishments and the ideals for which they stand when she says, "W e contribute to philanthropies, develop leadership qualities, are actively involved i n campus happenings and many other things that are pertinent to life today. What other group can claim such relevance? So why should we be silent?"
Image Fallacy
By Christine Fricano Holmquist-NI
On a recent week-end holiday near my collegiate chapter, I couldn't resist the opportunity to stop in, even though it was on very short notice. The collegiates' hospitality truly impressed me. I t was a strange feeling visiting as an alumna. (I can remember vividly what my image of an alumna was when I was a col- legiate.) As I drove back home, I
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By K a y KinsmEUer Fliehr (Mrs. Richard R.) Tau
"I warn you, Richard! If you continue with this mad plan, every honorable man's hand will be against you! And I, sir, will fight you to the death!"
And with a dramatic flourish of his cloak, the actor swept toward the wings. The stage went black, and slowly, to the applause of the audience and a surge of music, the house lights went on for intermis- sion.
Image Fallac;'
felt some of the warmest feelings toward AOII I've ever experienced and suddenly realized I was no longer a collegiate feeling these things—/ WAS THE ALUMNA.
An ALUMNA—one of those un- identified people I had to learn about when I was a pledge.
An ALUMNA—one of those names signed on a letter or listed on the cover of T O DRAGMA. An ALUMNA—a person we, as a chapter, wanted to impress.
(You know, clean the house to an impeccable shine and put on our best Emily Post manners.) An ALUMNA—Goodness. I was
While their husbands elbowed their way to the refreshment table in the lobby, two women discussed the first act of the play they were attending at the Main Street Com- munity Theatre.
"Really," one commented, "I think this community theatre does an excellent job of production. They've brought living theatre to this town, and they deserve all the help and support they can get."
"Well then," said her friend, "why don't you come down and
As a confused pledge, an active collegiate member, a senior more involved in my upcoming career and marriage than in sorority, I sud- denly found myself an enthusiastic alumna. (Something I would have staked $1,000,000 I was too busy to become.)
I am still very busy as a wife and mother; but, I now also enjoy a monthly meeting and other fun-filled affairs with AOII's whenever I am able to attend.
I felt compelled to write my thoughts not only for fraternity edu- cation or pledge training reasons, but in the hope that you as members leave your chapter with a less ob- scure image of what an alumna really
help us put on these plays?"
The first woman looked at her in
"Oh, but Mary, you know I can't
"So you can't act," retorted her
friend. "There's a lot more to the- atre than acting! Who do you think is in the light booth running the lights? And the sound? And who made the scenery? And the coffee Jim is bringing you? I helped make the costumes and I come down here to clean the theatre before a per- formance! Really, Jill, there are so many aspects of community theatre that I can't think of ANYONE who wouldn't find it a lot of fun and a satisfying avocation!"
"Yes, but Mary," retorted Jill, "it takes so much time!"
"So does golf, and your bowling league," Mary answered. "But when I spend my times at the theatre, I know I'm doing something that gives enjoyment to a lot of people in this town, and I like that. Now next week, the theatre is sponsoring a workshop for high school seniors. We need someone to register them and give out the materials we've mimeographed. Why don't you come down with me W ednesday afternoon and we'll . . ."
The rest is history—the history of community theatre in the United States. It is a story of many people working together at an unlimited variety of jobs, all contributing to a whole that is an important aspect of every community.
Our society today is confronted with many problems. The generation gap. Women's liberation. Family togetherness. Community service. Upgrading of environment. Use of leisure time. And, perhaps most importantly, the need of every indi- vidual to feel he is a working, neces- sary, appreciated part of his society
—the need to give of herself in some tangible way to the advantage of the whole.
The tenacious growth of commu- nity theatre in the nation is evidence that this amateur outlet for a diver- sity of talents and skills is serving a definite need. It is, in many ways, meeting the problems of our society.
The exact number of community theatres currently performing is unknown. There is no complete up-to-date listing available, mainly because the number of community theatres is continually changing.
So You Can't Act
that image I never, as a collegiate,
dreamed I'd want to be. All the way
home, I felt the pulsing desire to cor- is. I hope too that upon graduating, rect this FALLACY. I hope this is you will now not be reluctant to
a beginning. search out your nearest alumnae We "ALUMS" are far from chapter in order to give it its due
wealthy ladies who do nothing but identity.
attend tea parties in the afternoon. It is good that we are idealistic Some of my chapter sisters tried for as a fraternity and that pledges, col- four years to affiliate me with an legiates, and alumnae strive toward alum group. I wouldn't consider it those ideals. However, sometimes we
because, never attending a conven- need to tame that idealism with a tion or the like, that's just what / bit of realism. Many of us are very was always convinced an ALUMNA involved with numerous obligations was. toward work and family. T o avoid
No, the truth is we're very much affiliation with an alumnae chapter
like you, the collegiate, only some for fear of an overload of commit- of us have filled our lives further ments is unnecessary. It is better
with marriage and careers. I visited rather to join and become only as an alumnae chapter meeting out of active as your condition permits.
curiosity and found that the mem- There was much of AOII I did bers, like me, were real people with not feel as a collegiate but am now
their own identities. They kept house experiencing in depth as an alumna. just like I had to; they had ideas The greatest part of it all is that I
on politics; some had toddlers the have the rest of my life to continue age of mine; they got excited over feeling it. I hope I have reached
small things like the latest exercis- those of you who may suffer from that ALUMNA IMAGE FAL-
ing gadget and big things like air LACY and that in our sorority pollution programs. THEY WERE there is no such thing as a "genera- VERY MUCH LIKE M E . tion gap."
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About the author: Kay Fliehr's work involves planning development, and consultation for many theatres, arts councils, music institutions, private foundations and civic organizations. Before serving as a consultant, Kay was, for four years, associate public relations director for the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. She and Bradley G. Morison, director of the department, created and directed the public relations, audience develop- ment and educational services for this nationally known theatre.
In 1966, Kay and Morison formed Morison/Fliehr Associates and also collaborated on a book de- tailing their work at the Guthrie, "In Search of an Audience" pub- lished in 1968 by Pitman Publishing, New York.
Withdrawn now from Morison/ Fliehr Associates to concentrate on the community aspects of public re- lations, she serves as a consultant to Arts Development Associates.
Kay, her husband (an obstetri- cian-gynecologist) and their son, Rick, are all active in the community theatre group of Theatre in the Round Players. Kay has served the theatre as public relations and press chairman, and is currently serving a three year term on the Board of Directors. She has done almost every job at TRP that she lists in her article, except one. She can't act!
A community theatre will be formed by interested citizens and will present a series of plays. That group may then decide that they can improve their productions and en- large their scope by combining tal- ents and resources with another community theatre. O r the founders may move on to another project, leaving the fledgling theatre without leadership, and the theatre will slowly collapse and vanish. Com- munity theatre is a living, changing picture.
It is estimated, however, that there are over 5,000 community theatres in the United States. Com- pared with the number of profes- sional theatres, including Broadway, regional and the training theatres of universities and colleges, this is about a 4,000 advantage.
If we play the game of "Let's say," we can arrive at some astounding conclusions. Let's say that for each community theatre (Using 5,000 as a base number) there are on the average at least 50 persons who are actively involved. That's 250,- 000 dedicated, working individuals. Let's say each theatre does two per-
formances each of three plays a sea- son to an audience of 300 for each play, a not uncommon situation among community theatres. That's 1,800 people reached by each of 5,000 people—or an audience of 9,000,000. So some 250,000 people are bringing entertainment and edu- cation to 9,000,000 people. And these are conservative estimates.
Y oung Audiences
A part of that 9,000,000 audi- ence is young high school and col- lege students and other young adults in the community. Many young peo- ple who are interested in theatre but trained or working in other fields are joining community theatres in increasingly larger numbers. They work side by side with the "estab- lishment"—the middle-aged busi- ness and professional men and women, the technicians, the house- wives, the laborers and many others —all creating "theatre" for their community. That's one way to jump the generation gap—get to know each other by working together!
The community theatre influences younger children, too. There's no need for a baby sitter when you work at the theatre—you simply take the children along. They can work right along with you at a sur- prising number of jobs . . . rough painting of flats or scenery, sweep- ing up, picking up litter in the audi- torium, carrying props, moving sets, running out to get cokes or ham- burgers for the "crew." The the- atre has a word for such invaluable persons—"gofers." They "go fer" what you need at the moment, sav- ing steps and time. The children's enthusiasm and delight in sharing the work of a worthwhile project is a challenging moral incentive to the adults!"
An example of this enthusiasm was shown during the remodeling of an old warehouse into a theatre by a community group. The call went out: "Come to the theatre—we need willing hands for EVERYTHING!" The theatre members came and brought their entire families^-kids from to 20—to work on the proj- ect. One task was to paint the risers, the platforms on which the seats are placed. The children started at the top with paint brushes and rollers, and as one theatre member de- scribed the scene: "It was like a swarm of locusts coming down those risers! In 25 minutes they had all the risers painted and were asking us a 'Now what do you want us to do?' It would have taken us a full day to do it. And we had to assign two adults to find jobs to keep those eager workers busy."
Perhaps the critics are right-—we don't give the children enough valid responsibility; we don't allow them the satisfaction of making an honest contribution to their society. I n most community theatres their en- thusiasm is welcomed and appreci- ated, and they can become contrib- uting individuals, sharing their pride of accomplishment with their par- ents.
At this time in our society, "Mom" is concerned with her right to be recognized as an individual, not a second-or-third-rate citizen. Any woman who wants a stimulat- ing new perspective on her value should work in community theatre. Not only does her family respect and admire her initiative, but they be- come more aware of her value in a non-home-oriented situation.
Women Help
And most community theatres could not exist without the help of the women. There's plenty of work to do at the theatre in the evening for both men and women. But while men are working at their vocations during the day, many women are usually available to do much of the essential work of the theatre.
Who mimeographs the notices of coming productions that bring the audience to the theatre? The women. Whocandoanyofahundredjobs? The women. I n community theatre, women can be the equal of men in all areas. They are just as skillful, just as useful, just as talented, and just as much appreciated. Women can wire a light, design a lighting plot, direct a play, hammer a set, paint a flat, move the scenery, sew a costume, run a meeting, make the coffee, act, organize a work crew, clean the auditorium, answer a letter, write a press release, raise funds, lay the carpet, chair the meet- ing, decorate the lobby, tape the sound, sell the tickets, balance the budget. And one of the happiest as- pects of a community theatre or- ganization is that the men recognize and admire the capabilities of the women who work in it.
There are many reasons why peo- ple work in community theatres. Primarily, they believe it important to bring living theatre to the com- munity. To do this, they must have money. Almost without exception community theatres are run solely on the monies from ticket sales. Sec- ondly, then to bring in the audience from the community, the group must make the theatre attractive and sell the tickets. And to keep all the money from ticket sales for the pri- mary responsibility of presenting a play, the group must economize by
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Editor's Note: Twenty-one years ago this summer, Nashville AOll Alumnae met in a planning session to come up with an idea for a fund- raising event which would catch the fancy of local ladies and assure their continued interest and patronage.
Plans for a fall fashion show- luncheon were formulated with models to be representatives of each collegiate sorority represented in the city by an alumnae group.
Adele K. Hinton (Mrs. Fred P.), now International NPC Delegate, in a burst of inspiration, came up with
So You Can't Act (Continued) doing all the necessary work them- selves.
Community theatre has another name—amateur theatre. Look in your dictionary for a definition of the word, Amateur. W ebster says: "amateur: from the Latin amator, lover: a person who does something for the pleasure of it rather than for money."
An amateur community theatre. A group of people who are working for the pleasure of it to serve their community.
Expand Horizons
So you can't act. Everyone can do SOMETHING, and that some- thing will be a valuable contribu- tion to the community theatre. And you can learn new skills; gain new
a name for the benefit—"Accolade to Autumn."
The first Accolade, staged at the Noel Hotel, proved to be a smash! Models were fudged by a panel of local dignitaries and the winner was presented with an oil portrait to be painted by Mary Lou Faulkner (Mrs. D. G.), another AOll alumna, and a scrapbook for the group she
Accolade pre-emphed and in-
spired the formation of Nashville's Panhellenic Council and has put the Nashville Alumnae Chapter on the
confidence; expand your horizons. Work with your family. Work with your community. Work FOR your community.
But one serious word of warning. Don't start working with your com- munity theatre on the basis of giv- ing one hour a week. Beacuse, be- fore you know it, you will be in- volved and excited and interested more than you believed possible. The theatre becomes an avocation of love, and you will be enthusiasti- cally and willingly giving more and more of your time. You will become part of an ancient art form that has its origins in the religious and his- torical fabric of all peoples.
You may never be in the spot- light on stage, yet the theatre will be- come a part of you. A shoddy set, an inaccurate costume, a badly per-
"Accolade" Fights Public's Apathy Towards Arthritis
top of the heap as to support of AOII's national philanthropic proj- ect for well over a decade.
The 1970 event, held Sept. 15 at the posh new University Club with 19 alumnae groups represented as models, plus two AOll alumnae who modeled but did not compete for the prize, assured the local group of contributing more than $600 to the National Arthritis Foundation.
Among pre-Accolade promotion was an article by Pat Swingly which appeared on the front page of the Nashville Tennesseean's Sunday sup- plement. Woman's World, with the above photograph by Tennesseean photographer, Dale Ernsberger. In the article Edwyna Griscom AOll Alumnae president said:
"The Nation's number one crip- pling chronic disease is arthritis and just about the number one enemy of the fight against arthritis is apathy on the part of the public towards the disease."
Speaking was Mrs. John Griscom, a former nurse, who is married to a doctor and who is president of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority Alum- nae, which is planning a fashion show and luncheon to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. The event, known as Accolade to Autumn will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the University Club.
"It's kind of fitting that a woman's sorority should choose this as a phil- anthropic subject since arthritis affects women so much more than men," she said.
formed play, become in some mys- terious way your personal responsi- bility to correct and improve. The greasepaint will be in your blood, and you will know that your involve- ment and your dedication are vital in making the theatre work. And when that most wonderful sign in the world goes up: "Sorry—Sold Out"—you will know without any- one telling you that you helped put it there.
That is achievement, fulfillment, involvement, community service, to- getherness, dedication. If you want this excitement in your life, contact your community theatre. If you don't have one in your community, start one.
So you can't act. You can do many other things. Isn't it worth the try?
Edwyna Howard Griscom (Mrs. John NO) president of the Nashville Alumnae Chapter which marked the 20th anniversary recently of its highly successful philanthropic project, Accolade to Autumn, benefit fashion show-luncheon.
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BETTER COMMUNICATIONS AND understanding of today's ever- changing ideas were billed as the purpose of Indiana's AOII State Day Saturday, March 13.
Ball State University's Student Center was scene of the event which began with registration, featured stimulating workshops, and ended with a luncheon.
LYNN REAGAN (O), who cut quite a swath at the University of Tennessee in her collegiate days, is with the National Cotton Council in Memphis. She was co-hostess to the contestants and their parents in the recent Maid of Cotton competi- tion and is touring major U.S. cities and Canada with the current title holder.
JO A N N JOHNSTON, reporter for East Bay District of Northern Cali- fornia, makes note of their Jan. 11 observance of Founders' Day held at Sigma Chapter house, University of California. Participants were fa- vorably impressed with the recent job of redecoration supervised by the corporation board.
The dessert party was highlighted by a display of Korean artifacts, unique and contemporary, shown by Mrs. Robert Murray of Oakland, who spoke on "Korea, Land of the Morning Calm."
JAN IE LINEBAUGH CALLA- WAY (Mrs. George B. O), our beauteous Region I I I Vice Presi- dent, and Betty Daugherty Rayson (Mrs. E. H ) , Omicron adviser, were named to the charter list of "Ten of Knoxville's Best Dressed." The an- nouncement made by Sears' Council of Career Women, highlighted a benefit fashion show at Cherokee Country Club.
AT THE ANNUAL meeting of the Alabama Chapter, Arthritis Foun- dation, five AOII alumnae chapter presidents were elected to the Board of Directors and Alpha Delta Chap- ter, University of Alabama, won the chapter's Distinguished Service Award.
New directors are: Mrs. Kenneth Odom-Auburn Alumnae Chapter; Mrs. Haran Bullar, Jr.-Birmingham; Mrs. Gene P. Bridwell-Huntsville, Mrs. M.R. Clark-Montgomery, and Mrs. Eric Wilson-Tuscaloosa.
students i n art.
As president of Beta Rho Corpo-
ration Board from 1965 to 1970, she surmounted the many problems related to building the modern, new chapter house at the University of Montana. Still a member of the board, she gives generously of her time, talent and wisdom.
Appointed June, '70, by the gov- ernor as vice chairman of the Mon- tana Arts Council, she has shown her art in local, regional and na- tional art shows and has sculpture in a permanent collection of the Montana Institute of the Arts, Helena.
FOUR NEWCOMERS TO Spo- kane, W ash., discovered after their election as officers of the Compass Club, organization for new residents to the city, that they all were AOII alumnae. Left to right, they are: Sue Hinton Griffith II, treasurer; Eleanor Ellis Laubach P, vice president; Barbara Madsen W oodward AS, secretary, and Jean Wallin Roberts (-), president.
JACUELYN BERRILL 0*, who is retired now and winters in Pennsyl- vania and summers in Maine, has written a book a year since 1951 when, as the mother of three small children, she decided to assist with family finances. Her books include a "W onder Series" of 12 works.
The most recent of these is Won- ders of the Wolf World. She does all her own illustrations. Although writing primarily f o r grade school levels, she is author of Albert Schweitzer, Man of Mercy for high school level. A l l these books are Dodd Mead produced and used in numerous school systems.
Special Notes And Quotes From Alumnae Luminaries
derbilt University where they were members of Nu Omicron Chapter, Clara Drowota Carpenter (Mrs. W. F., Jr.) and Liz Chaffin Ramsey
(Mrs. John) worked well together. Today they cooperate just as ef- ficiently with each other on alumnae and community projects.
Co-chairmen this fall of the an- nual spaghetti supper preceding homecoming festivities at Mont- gomery Bell Academy, private Nash- ville boys' preparatory school, they master-minded arrangements which encompassed serving 3,000 persons and making approximately $9,000 for the M.B.A. Auxiliary.
MAXINE BLACKMER (MRS. FRANKLIN T), an artist whose specialties are jewelry, ceramics and textile design, is assistant professor of art at the University of Montana and adviser to all undergraduate
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Compiling and editing a newsletter three times annually which has been mailed to 13,000 people in the eastern Missouri area 'for more than two years earned two members of the St. Louis Alumnae Chapter Distinguished Service Awards at the Arthritis Foundation's national convention in Detroit. They are Barbara Gomber Isham (Mrs. Robert E A ) and Betty Wilson Carter (Mrs. Clyde L 0), left and right.
Members of Cleveland East Side Alumnae Chapter packaged 600 Christmas cards for the local arthritis chapter. Proceeds from cards sales were sent to the Arthritis Clinic, University Hospitals, Cleve- land. Working on this project are Janet Wonders Stitt (Mrs. Richard A. A T ) , alumnae president, Joyce Mendenhall Moore (Mrs. Larry G. (-)) and Donna Ballou Benson (Mrs. Alyn P).
DIANE PELLETTIERE (MRS. DAN I ) , journalism major, was of- fered a position as editor of all pub- lications of the Manhattan insurance company for which she worked. She declined, however, and resigned shortly thereafter to await the birth of her first daughter.
Now, three daughters later, and at home in Oak Park, 111., with Lynn, four and a half years old, Cindy 3, and Katherine, six months old, she does free lance writing.
Significantly on the day Katherine was born, she sold an article titled "Baby Talk" to a magazine.
BOWLING GREEN ALUMNAE are proud of members, Rachel Allen, business education and office administration instructor at W estern Kentucky University, and Clyde Cates, who instructs a course in management there.
JULIE VADALA (XA) is the first University of Colorado graduate to be chosen as a White House Fellow, a year's program in Washington whereby outstanding young leaders work with top level federal govern- ment officials.
The only woman out of 17 peo- ple selected this year, she recently was congratualted personally by President Richard Nixon at cere- monies in the nation's capital.
Julie, who received B.A. and M.A. degress in political science from C.U., was selected by the presi- dential commission from 31 finalists out of 1,200 applications for show- ing outstanding career promise in local civic leadership. She will take back knowledge and understanding gained on a national level during a year's service in W ashington to the local community.
FOR THE PAST 14 years an inter- esting career in landscape design for a local nursery has taken Nona
boy Bride, has been awarded a Cer- tificate of Merit by the Oakland Chapter of the U.S.O.
Her untiring work at the center there several days each week has resulted in her being titled the "Cookie Lady" by the service men. Five other AOII alumnae assist her in these endeavors. They are Jane Duvneck, Clara Cummins, Marion Moffatt, Isabel Neff and Janet Hackley.
FOUR MEMBERS OF Washington Metropolitan Area Alumnae Chap- ter have done outstanding volunteer work at Suburban Hospital in Beth- esda. Rita Albritton II, charter member of the hospital auxiliary, will soon complete her 25th year as a member of the board of trustees.
Marion King (Ar), past president of the auxiliary, currently serves on the advisory committee, board of trustees. Marcelle Rivello (HA) is a newly elected member of the board of trustees, and Helen Henderson (Z) works as a volunteer and is a member of the auxiliary.
AMONG RECENT FUND-RAIS- ING projects of Little Rock's newly activated alumnae chapter were a carport sale featuring everything from clothes and cookware to fur- niture and a benefit bridge party at Little Rock Country Club.
PHILADELPHIA ALUMNAE CHAPTER supported, as a patron, the Astrologers Ball given by the suburban group of Philadelphia
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Oglevie ( XA) all metropolitan area.
over the Denver
Working primarily landscaping private homes, she also has super- vised projects involving office build- ings and institutions. She takes clients through the nursery, assists them in choosing trees and shrubs, and often follows through by super- vising planting at the job site.
HARRIET FISH BACKUS (Mrs. George), a charter member of Sigma Chapter and author of Tom-

Peg Frerlc (Mrs. Lawrence), Betty Conway (Mrs. David) and Char Potter (Mrs. War- ren) were among Chicago Northwest Sub- urban Alumnae who made tray favors for children in local hospitals recently.
Surveying one of the charts they used in a recent workshop for a new class of 130 Red Cross volunteers at Fort Bragg, North Caro- lina, are Ruth Hosking Broadman (Mrs. Dumas fi) and Ann Blitch Turco (Mrs. Frank ATI). A volunteer for 14 years, Ruth is chair- man of volunteers at Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base, the largest Red Cross vol- unteer organization on a military installation in the world. Ann, who's been a volunteer nine years is canteen chairman, Red Cross Board, and also is chairman of the Fort Bragg-Pope Panhellenic Association.
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L. M . R. Dobbin, honorary treasurer, C.A.R.S.- Quebec Division, accepts a $320 check for research purposes from Nancy Brunton, Kappa Pi Chapter's philanthropic chairman.
for the state, president of her dorm- itory and AOII representative to Panhellenic.
Making desserts for the "Taste-a-Dessert" portion of the card party sponsored by the Tri- State Alumnae Chapter of Evansvi/le for the benefit of the Arthritis Foundation are AOU's Mrs. Jack Schmidt and Mrs. Kenneth Krike. This picture appeared in The Sunday Courier and Press in that city. w
Detroit's five alumnae chapter presidents pose at the Wolverine Harness Racing Party sponsored by the Detroit AOII Council for the benefit of the Arthritis Foundation. They are, left to right: Mrs. Phyllis W agner (Mrs. Ross J . K P ] , Sandy Kubiti, Barbara Jean Zolnierczak (KII), Marion Hermann and Karen Ross (Mrs. Peter M., Jr. Oil).
City Panhellenic to benefit Gan- denzia House, drug rehabilitation center.
DENVER ALUMNAE, THEIR families and friends recently enjoyed a benefit buffet dinner and perform- ance of "Little Mary Sunshine" at Denver's new Country Dinner Play- house.
NORTHERN VIRGINIA ALUM- NAE made crepe paper flowers, 400 of them, for the annual benefit of the Arthritis and Rheumatism Asso- ciation of Metropolitan Washington.
This money-making attraction in- cluded a buffet dinner dance, an in- person "Laugh-In" performance by Rowan and Martin, and an after- the-theater champagne party. AOII alumnae also acted as hostesses.
JO WILSON (YA) is serving as chairman of the Department of Home Economics at Mesa Com-
munity College in Mesa, Arizona, and is teaching in the field of fashion merchandising.
A native of Indianola, Iowa, she has lived in Arizona since her family moved to Safford in 1956. During her days at the University of Arizona she served as Grand Worthy Matron of The Order of Rainbow for Girls
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Still making waves, and big ones, too, is the excellent "Discourage on Drugs" from the viewpoint of a par- ent, a psychologist and a police woman which has run in a number of fraternity magazines.
TO DRAGMA carried it in the Autumn '70 issue. The Bulletin of Intcrfraternity Research and Advis- ory Council, Inc., make note of its impact in its Dec. 1 issue.
One of a series of articles perpared by the Operations Brass Tacks Committee of the National Panhel- lenic Editor's Conference, it is now available in a four-page pamphlet form to the public.
Reprints of this three-part story may be ordered from National Pan- hellenic Conference, 19740 Heather Lane Craig Highlands, Noblesville, Indiana 46060.
Price is ten cents for each 1-25 copies, five cents each in quantities above 25.
The Interfraternity Research and Advisory Council strongly urges fraternity leaders to acquaint them- selves with this factual and startling pamphlet. "It's certainly worth 10 cents of your money and 10 min- utes of your time," says The Bul- letin.
The following interview by your editor is an outgrowth of T O DRAGMA's carrying the article.
Arthur H. Small is a tough, serious-minded law enforcement officer. He's the father of three youngsters ranging in age from three to nine years of age. He's a responsible citizen of his community and a warm, sympathetic friend.
In all three areas of his life, he's concerned, immersed, implicated and totally involved in today's running commentary on drugs and drug abuse.
The son of a Michigan policeman, he's a special agent in charge of Tennessee's Division of the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Narcotics and Drugs.
He approvingly reviewed Operation Brass Tacks' Discourse on Drugs and rather wistfully, we thought, wished for power to express himself "as articulately" as this article on the same subject.
Mr. Small and his staff, stationed in Nash- ville's Federal Court House, frequently are called on to speak before groups of all ages. They welcome these opportunities. He admits that they do not reach young folks too success- fully in speeches, but experience great success in communicating with them by the workshop type approach. He calls encouraging and gratifying the opportunity to sit down in discussion groups with boys and girls "on a person-to-person basis."
Small, a graduate in police administration of Michigan State University, has been with the Bureau since 1960. He has certain definite, con- cise views on drug abuse which he readily ad- mits is a complex, puzzling dilemma actually involving moral issues.
As a law enforcement officer, he considers his main job, a continuing hardline attack on the availability of drugs. "Ideally," he says, "we're working constantly on knocking out their avail- ability."
He considers anyone who takes drugs without the permission and direction of a doctor behav- ing unlawfully.
"After all," he says, "law is the law, and it's bigger than all of us."
One thing he considers significant in the cur- rent trends of law enforcement is a legislative package up before Congress now which would modify charges and punishment drastically re- garding simple possession of drugs and posses- sion of drugs for sale. For example possession for sale would bear far more stringent penalties than is currently true.
Hopefully, the Bureau feels all law enforce- ment agencies will go along with these legisla- tive modifications.
Small lists as the three major elements in drug abuse and addiction: curiosity, association and availability. The inescapable fact is that one user causes more users. An individual is curious to experiment with drugs. If they're available, he gives vent to this curiosity.
Once "turned on", he's eager to share this same experience with others. Here Mr. Small, once again, stresses the importance of constant surveillance against and prohibition of avail- ability.
He feels that parents have every reason to feel anxious and mightily concerned over drug abuse. News media does not minimize its gravity. He suggests seeking out every available source of information on the subject, educating yourself and then taking a firm stand against any illegal use of drugs.
Education, he considers part, but not all the answer to the problem.
A search for complete maturity on the part of each individual plays an important part in the fight against drug abuse. "Only by maturing and learning through life itself can a person accept
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Federal Narcotics Chief Discusses
Serious Aspects, Complexities of Drug Abuse
AOIIs Wield Gavels In Two Cities For Women's Panhellenic Groups
Rupp KK) currently is serving as president of the Fort Wayne, Indi- ana, Women's City Panhellenic. She defines Greek Spirit as "a sisterhood among all Greek sororities."
Made up of approximately 500 sorority women and a council of 21 representing various groups, the Fort Wayne organization is extremely ac- tive.
Jan, who feels that public rela- tions is a most important out-growth of sororities in recent years, wrote eight articles for local newspapers, another that appeared in several high school newpapers and still another for the teen page of Our Sunday Visitor, a newspaper de- livered in every Catholic home in that diocese. These features, as well as guest appearances she has ar- ranged for Panhellenic members on local television and radio talk shows, all were slanted towards the subject, "Why join a college sorority?"
A past president of the local alum- nae chapter, Jan attended the 1967 International Convention in this capacity. She enjoys her AOII and
JR. (Marianne Hobbs 2) is the 1970-71 guiding executive force be- hind the City Panhellenic in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Marianne leads a dynamic group of women who provide scholarships for needy, pre-school, mentally retarded child- ren at the local Open Door School, and scholarships for both sorority and non-sorority women at New
Mexico State University.
A major in zoology at the Univer-
sity of California from which she was graduated, Marianne is wife of a professor of biology at New Mexico State University. They have three sons.
She enthusiastically reports that Alpha Omicron Pi is dynamically alive in southern New Mexico.
Panhellenic work, especially her contact with collegiates. "There are lots of problems in today's world including campus unrest," she says, "but when you work with collegiates you see the side of the young that is beautiful—more beautiful than past young generations have been," says Mrs. Procise.
PI—SPRING of 1971
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By Priscilla Rose Morton Q-Miami University
A time like this demands Strong minds, great hearts,
true faith and ready hands;. . . Tall men, sun-crowned,
who live above the fog In public duty,
and in private thinking. . .
from a poem by Josiah Gilbert Holland
Although written nearly a cen- tury ago, these words are even more urgent today for young women as well as young men.
Since a college is "an organized body of persons engaged in a com- mon pursuit,"1 to fulfill for herself the highest purpose of a college or university is the only sound reason for a student to be in college—in Thomas Carlyle's words, "Let each become all that he was created cap- able of being. . ." (incidentally, the motto of the State University of New York).
To set our perspectives even more broadly and deeply, and contempo- raneously, let us hear Eric Sevareid's words a-, colleges opened this past fall in his commentary on W alter Cronkite's CBS evening news on television :-
If there is a national religion in Amer- ica it is education. The scores of major congressional acts in aid of education go back to the Continental Congress, pre- dating the Constitution. Education was the road upward for the individual. The truth could be found and would not only make men free but keep them free. F o r the first time in the human story, educa- tion was to be open to immense masses of people. And a new kind of society was built.
As the universities warily re-open this fall, both the theory and the practice are in deep trouble. Campuses that got along with one sleepy unarmed policeman now maintain squads of armed men. A uni- versity presidency was once the most re- spected position in the country. Now they go begging, and some presidents have bodyguards.
In the country of the indulgent youth
the true realization of the harm drugs can do to them," says Mr. Small.
He injects the interesting premise that today's youth gravitate to drugs because they want in- stant gratification. However, contrary to what this same television-oriented age group may have been led to believe, there actually is no instant gratification or speeded-up solution to any of life's more complex problems.
For publications on drug abuse, he suggests contacting the National Clearing House For Drug Abuse Information, 5454 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Case, Md. 20015.
cult, in a period of spreading contempt for traditional values and processes and contemporary authority, the student pop- ulation has swollen to around eight mil- lion. And faculties, to keep up with this, have swollen with tens of thousands of ever-younger teachers emotionally not much different from the students, and with the same life experience. The intel- lectually newborn are teaching the new- born.
At the top level these students may well be the best ever, excepting perhaps the returned GIs after World War II, the best informed and most mature. At the bottom level, which includes unprec- edented numbers driven in by parental and social pressures and fear of the draft, they are pretty surely the worst ever, the most self-indulgent, the most illiterate and lazyminded. So the pressure is in- tense, not to drive them up to the old standards of performance, but to drive the standards down to their level. Some, however unprepared, will rise and make it by their own hard efforts. A great many will end up with degrees and no educa- tion worth the name.
Centers of learning have flourished and created in the middle of great social vio- lence—the Renaissance period was one example. And for that matter, when the city of Chicago was very nearly ruled by gangsters 40 years ago, the University of Chicago reached its peak as a great center of learning.
But violence within the centers is something else and a new experience for this country. When the general society is uncertain as to what it wants and where it is going it is not strange that universi- ties, too, are unsure of what they are sup- posed to be and do. One thing seems clear, they cannot find a new road and role in the absence of essential order, and it begins to seem clear that only the orderly students themselves can subdue the disorderly amongst them. If they can't or won't, the state must do it, the worst possible remedy. The policeman's club can open a skull—it has never yet opened a mind.
With the role of American higher education in our society today so eloquently delineated for us, it is now necessary to cope with the how, when, and where of the nitty-gritty of a student's everyday life—his ob- vious college vocation of studying. There exists a great proliferation of techniques in books and pamphlets which should be mastered and ap- plied before or during the freshman year.3 Here indeed is the crucial time when parents, professors, ad- ministrators, head residents and stu- dent assistants as well as sorority sisters should act in concert to create the most study-conducive atmos- phere possible—the "climate of learning" that Ordway Tead out- lined.4 Are AOPis instrumental, for example, in providing individual study areas such as carrels, and op-
sions in the houses? In conjunction with this, the first year is most pro- pitious for honoring the highest academically ranking woman through Alpha Lambda Delta—the national collegiate honor society for freshman women. Indeed, those who assume their potential at once are most often apt to proceed into de- partmental honoraries and thus into the quintessence of academic excel- lence upon graduation—Phi Beta Kappa. It might be interesting to note here the recent comments by their national chairman: "Phi Beta Kappa was founded as part of a revolutionary movement i n 1776. The young people who founded it would probably be branded revolu- tionaries today, but they recognized the importance of solid achievement
in getting any place in the world." Alpha Omicron Pi might assert the leverage needed for the coming or continuance of this great honorary on campus. Even more appropriate a generation later are Riverda Jor- dan's words:"
If the fraternity influence is to be help- ful and constructive to its membership, it must be directed into channels of real usefulness, to the end that membership will come to be recognized as something more than mere addition to social pres- tige, or entrance into a group of con- genial souls for apotheosized good fellow- ship. Each membership should bring with it a greater impetus toward useful direc- tion of time and energy in achieving the worthwhile outcomes of college educa- tion, foremost among which is the goal of development of the intellectual side of life. . . .
The ideal is to take the raw freshman, and, after four years of fraternal associa- tion, to send him into the world with the stamp of a scholar and a gentleman.
At this juncture let us return to the quartet of exigencies proposed by the poet in the opening quotation of this article. I t is not only "strong minds" but "great hearts, true faith and ready hands" that the individual and society need. T o underscore this, Roger Garrison has said, ". . . the college exists to help you learn how to think for yourself and how to use the tools of thinking in a grown-up, morally responsible and socially ef- fective way."7 Someone else has said that it is better to have a fine set of moral values without education than education without valid moral values. Indeed, may not inner pollu- tion-—psychological, emotional and spiritual—be an even greater prob- lem than the pollution of our physi-
Current publications he suggests reading in-
clude: Drugs of Abuse, A Federal Source Book:
Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Ques- portunities to know professors as cal environment, for what will it tions About Drug Abuse, and Marijuana and
Other Relevant Problems.
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By Kristin Ely Y It's the house on the corner.
You come out from the lane of shrubs and trees,
And there it is. Across the street.
It's not a medieval brick building.
It's brown wood in long straight lines.
Modern. No fancy trims and trappings.
Simple. Wood being itself. Not pretending to be gingerbread. Inside the rugs are a rich, warm, red color.
Long windows to let the sunshine in.
Modest The inside just serves to set off the warm, vibrant people inside.
Big red thrones for us to play in.
It's our home, and we're just girls.
We don't put on airs.
Neither does our house.
On sunny days we keep the doors open.
We spill out onto the grass and into the sunshine.
The house is more open.
It lets us come in to drop our heavy loads of books and notes. And out again. Into the sunshine. Free.
Free to be ourselves.
There's a lot of us in our family. A l l sisters.
More than friends.
Ordinary friends just share an hour or two a day.
We've got the rooms, the food, the studies, and the fun between us. And the popcorn, and the flu, and the phone.
Even more than these, we share each other's ears. Long talks in the hall, in our rooms, on the stairs. We're just girls, growing up and out into the world. It's Great. Love, laughter, and tears.
And what's more, we're together.
New sisters in the fall.
A class has graduated, but never to be forgotten.
After the summer we're back again.
Back to our home for growing up and out into the world. Back to the house on the corner.
basis of your philosophy of life, on what you have learned and have come to be- lieve is good, valuable, and durably sig- nificant.
This is the history of human experi- ence. As this is written, we are at the danger point in the collision of two age- old philosophies. From Socrates and Jesus to William James and Albert Schweitzer, all the great proponents of one idea of living have said: our best hope lies in reforming ourselves, in tam- ing our disruptive tendencies and alter- ing our desires by reason, by moral law, by love; reform is internal and individual and flows outward from person to so- ciety.
On the other side, from the ancient Sophists to Marx, Lenin, and the Freud- ian extremists, the materialists have taken the opposite stand: moral principles are sentimental fictions; forget them and change and remold your environment to satisfy the needs of human comfort and efficiency—then human nature will take care of itself. A man is what he is made by his surroundings; change him by changing them.
These are, in truth, the poles of belief. It takes educated persons to choose be- tween them because in each of them is a measure of truth. This is the main reason for you to seek, as you educated your- self in college, for life-convictions and life-beliefs, because these will be spring- boards for your action and reference points for your thought. Y o u make no reforms in your own life or in the life of your community while your under- standings remain merely verbal. What- ever material progress you make, it will lack goodness, vividness, satisfaction, and even, in the end, reality, unless it is in- fused and guided by almost religious af- firmations within you. In the words of an old song, the educated persons "knows where he is goin' "—and he knows why and he believes in it.
Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary,
Springfield, Mass., G. &C.Merriam Co., 1963, p. 162.
'CBS News With Walter Cronkite, 9/14/70 (script through courtesy of Anthony Robert Gentile). •'Bibliography on study aids available from Miss Morton.
*Ordway Tead, The Climate of Learning: A Con- structive Attack on Complacency in Higher Edu- cation, New York, Harper and Brothers Co., C1958.
s Robert Reinhold, "School Ferment Roils Phi Beta Kappa," The New York Times, Sunday, June 7, 1970, p. 1.
"Riverda H. Jordan, How To Study, Menasha, Wise, George Banta Pub. Co., 1932. p. 11-12. 'Roger H. Garrison, The Adventure of Learning in College: An Undergraduate Guide to Produc- tive Study, New York, Harper and Brothers Co., 1959, p. 26.
"Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea, New York, Vintage Books, c!955, 1927-8.
"Agnes Brandabur, "The Vocation of the Intellec-
we have lost our souls? In recent months, tragic news accounts have shocked us with the real-life stories of brilliant young college women who have garnered high academic honors only to be found lacking seemingly in knowing how to use that knowledge in "grownup, morally responsible and socially effective way."
And this is why in all the getting of knowledge, it is in vain unless there is a comparable growth in true wisdom—a moral perception that discerns that the means must be as noble as the ends. As Anne Morrow Lindbergh observes,* "Perhaps we never appreciate the here and now until it is challenged, as it is begin- ning to be today even in America. And have we not also been awak- ened to a new sense of the dignity of the individual because of the threats and temptations to him, in our time, to surrender his individuality to the mass....Wearenowreadyfora true appreciation of the value of the here and now and the individual
. . . which have always been the spe- cial concern of the saint, the artist, the poet, and—from time immemo- rial—the woman. . . . This is the basic substance of life." This insight can indeed be the true liberating force that the college woman can exert for herself and which will radi- ate into the lives of her family and the communities she touches.
Thus, as a college student, from her freshman year onward, she can set out upon her quest for wisdom by following her highest intellectual and spiritual concerns for " i f the individual person fails to develop her special gifts, to do in the world the unique task for which she alone is equipped, then this work remains forever undone, this task incomplete to the last day of the world."9
Commencement will be for her the commencement of the under- standing of what wisdom truly is:
It is almost a definition of life that you make choices, commit yourself heart and mind to those choices, and take the con- sequences. And you make choices on the
of Alpha
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tual Woman." The Flame—Newsletter
Lambda Delta, Fall 1965, p. 5.
1 0 Roger H . Garrison, The Adventure
in College: An Undergraduate Guide
tive Study, New York, Harper and Brothers Co., 1959, p. 26.
The Author
Since June 1969, Priscilla R. Morton has been on an inheritance leave work- ing on a book, speaking, serving in various civic capacities and as a vol- unteer counselor with the Job Devel- opment Center of the Nassau County
Commission on Human Rights.
From 1964-66 she was dean of women and associate professor of English at Ohio Northern University. Along with the faculty advisers, dur- ing the colonization of Kappa P i Chapter at Ohio Northern, she was in- stalled as an honorary member of AOII at Omega Chapter, Miami Uni-
of Learning to Produc-

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