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1927 October - To Dragma

Vol. XXIII, No. 1

TO DRAGMA of ALPHA OMICRON PI
Vol. XXIII OCTOBER, 1927
CONTENTS
A Greeting from the New Grand President Swindlers Fear this Alpha O
1927 Convention—A Beautiful Memory Biblical Pageant Moves Magically
No. 1
2 5 8
14 17 19 22 24 27 30
. . . 3 5 37 38 43 45
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61 65 86
103 104 112
Rioting with the Vienna Mob
Chi Delta Becomes Alpha O
The University of Colorado
Mow Do You Do, New Officers Readin', Writin', 'Rithmetic Change Art Criticism, a Phase of Journalism
A Letter Comes from
Do You Know That
Beta Theta Installed
The Quiet Corner
Alpha O's in the Daily Press
Mpha O Bullet Jn Greek Circles
Alumnae Chapter Letters Alumnae Notes
Calendar
Directory of Officers Advertisements
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Austria


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of\Alpha Omicron iP/ Jratemity ACTIVE CHAPTER ROLL
Ai in\- Barnard College—Inactive.
I'I -II. Sophie Newcomb Memorial
Nu KAPPA — Southern Methodist Uni- versity, Dallas. Texas.
College. New Orleans, La.
\i New York University, New York
BETA I'm — University of Indiana. Bloomington. Ind.
City.
OMICXON - University of Tennessee,
ETA—University of Wisconsin, Madi- son., WLs.
Knoxville. Tcnn. Kti'iM—Hatulolpli-Marnn Woman's Col-
A L P H A Fin —Montana State College. Bozeman, Mont.
lege. Lynchburg. Va. ZETA—University of Nebraska. Lin-
Nu OMICBON — Vanderhilt Iniversit). Nashville, Tenn.
coln, Neb.
SII.M.I- f"tiivi-r-.itv of Califorriiii, Berke-
1'si — University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia. Pa.
H->. C;il.
TJIETA—De Pauw University. Green- OMEI.A — Mininl University, Oxford.
castle, Ind.
HKT\—Brown University—Inactive,
hi i rv—Jackson College. Tofts College,
Ohio.
OMKKDN PI—University of Michigan.
Mas*.
GAMMA—University of Maine. Orono.
Ann Arlsir. Michigan.
A I P H A SIGMA—University of Oregon,
Me.
EISILON— Cornell University, in..- ..
Eugene, Oregon.
Xi -University or Oklahoma, Norman.
N. Y.
Run—Northwestern University. Lvans-
Okla.
Pi DELTA—University of M aryland,
ton. ( I I .
LAMBDA—Leiand Stanford University.
College' Park. Md.
T i i - DELTA -Birmingham-Southern Col-
Palp Alto, Cal.
IOTA—University of Illinois, Cham-
lege. Dirmingham, Ala.
KAPI-\ THF-TA — University of Cali-
paign. I I I .
I'M I'niv, isiiv of Minnesota. Minne
fornia at Los Angeles.
KM*A OMIc(IoN—Southwestern,
apolis, Minn.
("in Syracuse University. Syracuse,
Memphis. Tenn.
AII'IIA Him-Oregon Agricultural Col-
N. Y.
Uesttox— University of Washington. BETA IHKTA Butler University, Indi-
Boulder. Colo. Seattle, Wash. anapolis. Ind.
ALUMNAE CHAPTERS
Nrw YORK AI.UMN AE—New York City. Pnu.Aitfi.VHiA Ai.VMNAF.—Philadelphia,
S I N FRANCISCO ALU.MNAR—San Fran eisco, Cal.
KANSAS Cirv ALUMNAE —Kansas City. Mo.
PROVIDENCE A L U M N A E — Providence. Rhode Islnnd.
O.MUIA ALUMNAE—Omaha. Neb. TACOMA ALUMNAE — Alumnae Associa- tion (temporarily), Tacoma. Wash.
BOSTON ALUMNAE—Boston, Mass. LINCOLN AUMNAE—Lincoln, Neb.
Ius ANGELES ALUMNAE—LOS Angeles,
SYRACUSE ALUMNAE—Syracuse, N. Y. D E T R O I T AI . I MNAE—Detroit. Michigan. N A S H V I L L E ALUMNAE—Nashville. Tenn. CLEVELAND ALUMNAE—Cleveland. Ohio. C'IUMPAIGN-URBANA ALUMNAE ASSOCI-
. Cal.
CHICAGO ALUMNAE—Cliicago, III.
Isin LN UHH.19 ALUMNAE — Indianapolis.
Ind.
NEW ORLEANS ALUMNAE—New Orleans.
ATION—Chnmpaign, III.
MIAMI VALLEY ALUMNAE—Oxford. Ohio. M E M P H I S ALUMNAE—Memphis. Tenn. BO/LMAN ALUMNAE—Bozeman, Mont- BIRMINGHAM ALUMNAE— Birmingham.
La.
MINNEAPOLIS ALUMNAE — Minneapolis.
Minn.
H < S M > R ALUMNAE—Bangor. Me. PORTLAND AIIMNU.—Portland. Oregon. SEATTLE AI.I JIS.IE-Seattle, Wash. KNOXVILLE AI.I MNAE—Knoxville. Tenn. LYNCIIBURO ALUMNAE—Lynchburg, Va. WASHINGTON ALUMNAE — Washington.
Alabama.
OKLUIOMA Cm*—Oklahoma City. Okla.
D. C.
DALLAS
M A D I S O N ALUMNAE—Madison, Wis. Hi-o.MiNi.TON ALUMNAE — Bloomiugton.
ALUMNAE—Dallas, Texas.
DENVER
ALUMNAF
Denver, Colo.
Pin—University of Kansas. Lawrence, Kan.
lege, (unaHis, Ore.
Cm DELTA—University of C olorado
CHICAGO-SOUTH SHORE—Chicago, I I I . MILWAUKEE ALUMNAE — Milwaukee,
Wis.


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EDITOR
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WILMA SMITH LELAND
m aterial to 5715 Minne tonka Blvd.,
St. Louis Park, Minn.
REGISTRAR
Send all address changes to ELIZABETH HEYWOOD WYMAN 456 Broad street,
Bioo,nfield, N. J.
OCTOBER. 1927
VOL. XXIII
No. 1
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editorial


^Messagefrom Our
3\ew Qrand 'President
It is this time of the calendar rather than January first that marks the beginning of a new year for most of us. Undergraduates are ret tuning to a fresh semester of college life and alumnae to another sea- son of home, business and cluh aetivitv. This is particularly true of your Executive Committee as it enters upon its two-year term of office. We offer you our heartiest greetings, and suggest that out of the vague good resolutions attendant ODevery New Year's Day certain definite objectives be established.
Actives, may your goal be one of higher scholar- ship, of warmer interest in the affairs of your uni- versity and community, of greater kindliness in your chapter life; of not only maintaining the standard of previous years but of lifting it always a little higher. Alumnae, let us resolve to reawaken to the sense of privilege that is ours of membership fn Alpha Omicron Pi; to establish some point of contact with an active or alumnae chapter or the national organi- zation ; to give of ourselves in some small degree at least to our fraternity.
Perhaps the prayer of some one whose name I have forgotten expresses what is in the hearts of the Executive Committee and of us all: "Give us strength to encounter that which is to come....May we be slow in wrath, constant in tribulation, brave in danger. And through all changes of fortune and down to the gates of death, loyal and loving, one to another."
ROSE GARDNKK MARX,


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an ideal person a.i Grand President, for Roue Gardner
.11,I'll. I OMICRON l'l has never had it idle such
Marx seems to have been horn to lead us. She has been trained through every phase of fraternity work, no she knows the workings well. Graduated from the University of California in m i l . she returned to take a Master's de- gree in Latin. She re pre sen led the ideal seholar. and a Phi Beta Kappa key was her reward. Then came murriage, but in 11115 she was chairman of the Sun Francisco rnurention.
Then, from HUU tension Officer.
to 11(25 she served the fraternity as Ex-
understanding member of two years
The founders have recognized her
serviee ax u
and
life
past
national treasury.
of the fraternity—she
fraternity by and Traditions'
selecting her Committee.
have the fraternity hastens
seen
She was indeed
the book of unanimous
•>! her the Rituals
The. the choice every way, and now
her busy with
the to do her honor.
has served in


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Om/cron P/ Swindlers
Fear This ^Alpha 0
WlI.MA SMITH
I .KI.AXD
Alpha
October, j
Smiling across her rlrsk u-e find Hazel Britton, only woman in charge of one of the \i Relict Business Bureaus in the United States.
A WIZENED little old lady approached the desk of a young woman in a large office in Seattle. Her clothes were black, and even as the observer looked at her. she could see the traces of recent tears on her withered cheeks. A stenographer looked up from her
typewriter.
"Well, what can I do for you so early in the morning?"
A Mack-gloved hand, clutching a lace-trimmed handkerchief went
U P to the tiny wrinkled eyes, and a small dry voice replied. "Why —why I—I'd" like to see a lady named Miss Britton."
The girl smiled and said inwardly. '"Oh. another one. and she ^ does look so helpless. I'll bet she never even paid a meat bill."
But aloud she told the woman to follow her. In the next room she presented her to Hazel Britton (Upsilon ' 2 0 ) , a charm-


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ing woman to whom anyone would confide without a moment of doubt. Her chestnut hair frames a lovely face and her two brown eyes smile at one as if to say, "I'll do all I can. Now, don't you worry."
So the little old lady told her story between sobs. Her husband had died the previous week, leaving her an insurance policy for $2000. The money had been sent to her soon after IIK- funeral, and she had paid a few small debts from it, intending to pay off the mortgage on her cottage with most of what remained. Then on Saturday a fine "gentleman" had called on her, selling stock in a big company like the Standard Oil; they had struck oil. and that was the last day they would sell stock. W h y , she could triple her money by the next Saturday, he had said, but if she didn't take up the chance then she would miss out entirely. The man was well-dressed: he looked honest, and besides who would fool a sorrowing old lady. So she had bought $1,500 of stock; he was to return on Monday with the certificates. But Monday had come and gone, and he hadn't returned. She had told her friends, and they had sent her to Hazel
P.ritton. secretary of the Better Business Bureau in Seattle. And as Hazel looked into her tear-stained eyes, she thought. "So the swindlers have caught another poor widow. Will we ever get people educated ?"
To her she said the same think that she says to at least 20 per- sons a day: "We'll investigate the case. Perhaps we can recover part of the money. We'll do all we can to catch him."
After the little old lady had gone she proceeded to examine all the advertising literature that he had given the woman. Then she put on her hat and went to call at the office number given on the circular. Of course it was closed: the janitor said the tenant hadn't been there since Saturday. "Skipped out without paying the rent," he complained.
That was another clue; he wasn't entirely professional then. And all day she followed one bit of evidence after the other until she had run the whole "firm" down in another building. But most of the thousands of dollars they had "stolen" were not to be recovered. Several "salesmen" had left the city over the Sunday.
This sort of thing is the everyday work of our Hazel, but she not only hunts down swindlers after their operations: she usuallv foils them in the very beginning bv sensing the underhanded through false advertising. It is her business to investigate companies selling stock and to procure information on investments, as well as to check daily all misleading or false advertisements. For six years she has been at this, and she has saved thousands of dollars for people throughout the state of W ashington.
And so we'll let her tell you something of the huge losses that occur each year through "high flyers."
"Eight billion dollars is swindled from American citizens every year through grafts and promotion schemes. It's hard even to


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imagine how much $8,000.- 000.000 is—but here's what that much money would do:
"Suppose you had a paved highway 3000 miles long, ex- tending from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Divide this into average building lots on each side, which would give 316.- 800 lots. The eight billions lost during any one year would be sufficient to build on each lot a house costing S 10.000, to pro- vide each house with furniture costing $5000. provide $5000 fur the first year's living ex- penses, provide n $2000 aum- tnobile, build a schoolhouse costing $100,000 on every mile of the road and put beside each schoolhouse a church costing $70,000; and then there would be several hun- dred thousand left for char- ity."
There are 4 2 Better Busi- ness Bureaus located in the larger cities throughout the nation, but Hazel is the only Woman in charge of one. Each makes a regular report of
die local work and co-oper- 8*es in every way with other branches, thus maintaining
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a nation-wide service. Several similar grafts may be launched in anous cities at the same time, but when a swindle is once exposed, repetition of the process in another citv meets with failure almost
before it begins.
Hazel has given a few words of advice on investments in which -"n. your husbands or fathers may have interest.
< Cm,iin in (I mi page <•'•'•'
Hazel
with the perpetual
in hiking togs ready
an early morning
to the foothills near
Sealtlr.
Brit ton.
Alpha smile,
for juunt
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To DRAG MA
1927 Convention
During a lull in the convention proceedings all the delegates and visiting Alpha O's the baekgroun
(pONVENTION of 1927—a beautiful memory on this October ^—' day; yet so vivid a one that each event and message stand in sharp relief against the background of well planned and well managed routine that must necessarily accompany a national convention. Let us then publicly thank the Seattle alumnae chapter for their great share in making this a red letter convention; the younger girls of U p - silon for their skilful entertainment and readiness to do anything from carrying bags to pressing clothes; to the committees from other chapters who helped with gowns, stunt night and candle lighting service; to Laura Hurd; and last but far from least to Joanna Hunt- ington for getting us all there efficiently and good naturally and then getting us all home safely.
You who were so thoughtful in subscribing for the A 0 Pizcttc which was passed around in frue "Extra"' fashion each morning at breakfast, followed convention in a method second best to being there. Edith Korres and her alert staff missed nothing from the Glacier
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OCTOBER, 1927
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!!'"'"' ''!'"'" "" ""' beautiful hum of the Moron School, convention headquarters.
Jn
<>i th e
school.
sunburn to the details of business meetings. into such detail as our space allows.
The trip out was one great party with a treasure hunt to get acquainted, a bridge party and even a business meeting to remind us °f our destination. Glacier Park meant a thrill for the Southerners ar>d a terrible sunburn for everyone. Allof the trip was great fun. and we were almost sorry when it was over. But not for long, for Wewere met by dozens of Seattle girls whose arms were loaded with t , r »y corsages of Seattle's most gorgeous product—flowers.
. Then across the Sound to Moran's. Imagine the loveliest hill- Stele gardens stretching as far as you can see; place gleaming white •Wnlclings among the roses, foxglove and holly trees, and you will have •l tiny glimpse of our convention setting. Thev said it would be love- ty- It was!
Came opening ritual next—all Alpha O's—the thrill of realization. •Business meeting followed, and so it did for four days. The eve-
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nings were tilled to the wee hours with entertainment. Monday night Upsilon showed her talent in stage ways. The vaudeville was almost professional. Tuesday night found stunts in order. We wish we could tell you about all of them; Sigma's "hot" sheik play with Rose Bell in her glory, Los Angeles' orchestra and the Sunkist orange favors of the alumnae chapter, the clever jazz wedding Tau Delta and Kappa had. and the mock trial with our Elizabeth Wyman con- demned. There were nine stunts, every one of them good.
Wednesday was such a full day. At 10:30 we left the island for the Washington hotel where we had our guest luncheon. Our pro- gram was quite a famous one with a charming talk by Seattle's woman mayor. Bertha K. Landes; an interesting point of view by Mrs. W. Haggett, dean of women at the University of Washington, and two unforgetable songs by Mary Rose Barrons (Phi). Louise Benton Oliver, the versatile chairman of convention, played a beautiful violin solo, and our two founders paid tribute to Alpha O. Then there was a long ride through the rose-loaded streets of Seattle with Lake Washington the destination. Tea was served by Seattle alumnae,
whose guests we were on this day, ©n tin- boal uhu-li carried us back through the second largest locks in the United States to the Island. A bridge party with favors of chocolate cigarettes and lip stick matches occupied the evening. After each evening party refresh-
ments added worry to some already five pounds overweight. Thursday and Stella George Stern Perry conducting our beau- tiful initiation ritual. Each word was filled with new meaning as she made Marjorie Holland (Nu Kappa), Loretta Chasse (Upsilon). and Virginia Mae Batty (Kappa Theta) our sisters. The memorial service followed. W e wish that all of you could see this sacred cere-
mony—Alpha O's eternally. Those commemorated were the fol- lowing :
Edith Hulbert Hamilton (Alpha) ; Jessie Brycc Roane (Pi) ; Leigh Brcs Boise (Pi); Nora I. Stark (Nu) ; Jessie C. Buchanan (Nu) ; Alice Day Jackson (Nu) ; Rosina Josephine Silberhorn (Nu) ; Gladys Keith Shute
(Delta) ; Lottie Ketcham Bain (Epsilon) ; Charlotte Sherman McCloskey (Epsilon) ; Margaret Aricss Karpy (Rho); Helen Hughes (Iota); Mary Blanche Meade (T au); Alma Schapcr (Tau) ; Mary Boynton Hamilton (Omega) ; Lorna Ketchum (Omicron Pi) ; Elsie Hoover Wicker (Xi) ;
Wilma Chadwell (Xi) ; Louise Jo Fischer (Alpha Rho).
Rose Bell (Sigma) had charge of the candle lighting service on Friday. Tt was staged in the Greek theatre. Picture to yourselves the candles shining in the clear cool dusk in a setting of simple outline architecture, banked with trees and shrubs—then watch the white procession as it wends its way to the lounge to hear Mrs. Perry's story of the founding. It was all so beautiful, a great big lump just filled up our throats in spite of the gulps.
Saturday meant the reception at the Olympic in honor of our new officers; the tea dansant to introduce our girls to Seattle and then the banquet. Some way we didn't want the banquet to come—that meant good bye to 1927 convention. Ruth Haslett Kelly (Upsilon)


Contention
Sidelights
snapped. The
The scene was Scuttle on the
the lust trip boat.
to
Alpha
O's Joanna
(,'tucier Parle.
Elizabeth foreground.
pictures
of
notables than Perry whose
convention
more interesting present these. Mrs.
Informal
tire us null a fur
posed ones, we
was conrersing with Laura Hard
hut IIIIII see when the picture uliore was
lour
Buntinoton in the
W if man ami
After convention was over BO Alpha O's went mountain climb-
ing
up Mount Rainier. Here the group is picture-posing in an ice cure encountered on the trail up the. mountain.


12 To I)KAC MA was toast-mistress, and a gracious one she made. The Ship—Alpha
Omicron Pi was the theme. Miss Wyman told us of the building; Marie Jann (Epsilon) of the launching in the East; Nell Fain (M il Omicron) of the maiden voyage to the South; Mary Rose Barrons (Phi) of the Northwest passage; Rose Bell (Sigma) of Westward Ho! and Mrs. Perry led us into unchartered seas. Two Jessie Wahace Hughan cups were presented by Mrs. Perry, one to Kappa Omicron. the other to N u Kappa. The $10 T o DKACMA award went to Lillian O. Earnest, Pi Delta, and the girls of Iota turned in the most To DKACMA subscriptions, and so won the subscription for their library. The song award went to Pi Delta for the song "In the Garden of Alpha ()," written by Julia Louise Behring.
And so it was over!
We must tell yon just a word about a few other things— sort <>t
side lights, though. The historical exhibit was ever so interesting with Alpha chapter's gavel, honor cups won by active chapters, scrap books, pictures, books by Alpha O authors and a To DRAGMAin the making. The result of election you will find elsewhere. T w o inter- esting pieces of business were the granting of a charter to Beta Theta. a group at Butler university. Indianapolis, and the crea- tion of the office of assistant registrar to assist Miss Wyman in the registrar's office. Both of our fellowships are to be $1000, given in alternate years.
But for some the companionship of Alpha O's did not end with Saturday night's festivities, for on Monday a large group celebrated the Fourth of July reveling in the snow on Mount Rainier. Others fared off to Victoria and Vancouver and others to Portland and the coast.
"From North, from South, from East, from West. From North, from South, from East, from West,
From every land beneath the sun. They come, they come, they come."
And now they had gone. Don't you wish that you had been one of them?
What Did Convention ^Mean to you?
HAT did convention mean to you, Alpha O. wherever you may
have been ? It certainly meant much to those who attended, in person and through the pages of the A O Pizettc. We let them speak for themselves—from Elizabeth Heywood Wyman to Elizabeth Christrup, active president of Omicron and Elizabeth Bond, former editor of To DRACMA who was 'way off in rural England when Laura Kurd's gavel rapped silence at the opening meeting.
A founder speaks:
"Convention! Has it really been? The word evokes a series of swiftly moving pictures blurring into one another: last minute panic over things possibly forgotten—a sweet (literally) and thoughtful bon voyage from New York chapter—hasty admonitions from an unfortunate officer doomed to stay


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at home, lasting till the train gate is reached—blessed quiet for twenty-four hours—joyous greetings from friends old and new—staid pullmans trans- formed into party backgrounds—meetings in every corner—the usual mishap made more than tolerable by the ministrations of our lovely physician member —the Park—air, real air—austere mountains mirrorrcd in jade green water— snow—flowers, pink, purple and yellow—alternation of icy wind and sleety rain with burning sun—a warm welcome at the journey's end—the quiet peace of an island haven—white buildings against a dark background of forest— green lawns—roses, unbelievably large and fragrant—business, morning, noon and night, before, during, between and after sessions—unusuallv pertinent and thoughtful discussion—a clearer realization of our opportunities and responsi- bilities—the glorious snow cap of Mt. Rainier floating clear of its enveloping mist at noonday—pale dawn breaking over the Sound—the longing for a period of armistice with no work and friends just friends and not co-workers—the breaking of bread with an inspiring number of members, mothers and friends —a city of flowers and hills and water—the romance of seagoing ships bound for the Orient—a conviction that the time is too short—the stern realization that the end is fixed and inevitable—beauty of wavering candle light ascending the winding paths—hearth fire intimacy—solemnity of memorial—colored streamers waving farewell to the island—the delicate sheen of evening gowns —youth—aspirations—memories—the delight and marvel of being a part of it all—more work—departure—drowsiness and the liberty to indulge it—a conductor's punch rapping against the side of the section and dragging the unwilling sleeper from sweet oblivion—home again—convention onlv a memo- ry, but none the less an effective reality in opening the way for better work in the future."
Then Emily Tarbell, an alumna from Chi muses:
"As a fountain of youth let me unhesitatingly recommend sorority conven- tion with its trip across the continent with a jolly group of college girls. The ten days shed ten years from my shoulders. Youth invariably means bubbling enthusiasm. The Alpha O enthusiasm is of the infectious kind; I was se- verely infected.
"To staid alumnae, or those merely bored, who feel themselves miring in a rut, here's a prescription: Go to convention. The contact with the lively, invigorating points of view of those active in Alpha O will put you on solid earth with the going good. And for a royally fine vacation, try con- vention."
We'll leave the older, more idealistic ones and hear a word from Youth, in the person of Elizabeth Christrup, as I told you before, active president of Omicron:
"It was with a distinct shock that I saw girls from everv section of the country interested in and working for one big thing. Convention made every- thing about Alpha O real. I have learned that there is a wonderful spirit °f interest and unity in existence within the fraternity, and I have come to look upon the founders, the officers, and even the chapter roll as alive and human. Convention proved a thrilling experience and a 'great awaken- '"g for me."
Betty Bond went to convention, too, though perhaps some two weeks later than the rest of us. for she was spending the summer With friends in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. Each days as the A 0 Pizette came from the printer, it was mailed out to her, so sorne weeks later she had her own convention amid lavendar and
English teas. She was wise—she didn't have to wait to hear the news
tr
om delegates or To DRAGMA. Hear!
June 27 found me summering in England, and seven thousand miles
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Beauty of form and the rhythm nf motion are Mended in this picture of tiro of the dancers in Bihlical pageant "Conquerors" directed by our own Melita Skillen.
'Biblical Pageant Mo^es Magically Under r^Melita £ki lien's Direction
O E N N high school, Chicago, had among its many students a dark, ^ sensitive featured lad whose whole soul spoke when he touched his violin; he conducted the orchestra, gave willingly of his talent, was loved by all who knew him. Then came a day in July two years ago—he was a counselor in a boys' camp in Wisconsin—the water claimed another for its own.
All that summer Jerry Feingold's friends at Temple Sholom, a large Jewish church, tried to find a way to perpetuate his name in the new building which the congregation was to build. The idea of a room, called for the boy and fitted as a concert hall where aspiring


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is lighted for each Nidre is played. Suc- festival. expressed in of the children. Cha- cleansing of the tem- the lamps by Judas Purim celebrates the by Queen Esther. at the altar rolling up places it in the ark, tion rises, the benedic- v o i c * of the violin °f youth eternal, of flame, that conquering pll mankind the faith,
newspaper savs:
one, and the Ko1 coth is a harvest home the scene by the joy nukah recalls the pie and the lighting of the Maccabean. The rescue of the Hebrews And as Youth stands the Torah and re- the song of confirma- tion f o l l o w s, "the speaks to every heart t h a t bright undying spirit, which gives to and hope, and love, to
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young musicians might give
hall rental came to them,
but to finance it was the
to our own Melita Skillen
matics at Senn. To her
came the idea of a pageant
Youth, the spirit of Jerry
pageant would be biblical history, for where has Youth fought and conquered in the race against all possible hardship as in the stories of the Old Testament? "Conquerors" should be the name of it.
On Sunday evening, May at Mcdinah Temple the pageant was presented. It was pageantry in its oldest and most beautiful form, given entirely without words, preceded by a prologue and ac- companied by the organ. It was a beautiful unit of acting, setting, mass, color movement—of drama, poetry, dance, picture—intensely dramatic and stirring with an appeal to the eye. ear and heart. Every one of the four hundred young people who took part had known Jerry, and the thought of him seemed to be with all of them as they enacted the stories of Abram given the name Abraham. Re- bekah. Joseph in Egypt. Moses at Sinai. Ruth, the stories of David, and the great and gorgeous feast of P»elsha/.zar. The second part portrayed the modern ceremonials and festivals established in ob- servance of old customs and of times when (iod gave special guid- ance. Yom Kippur mourns the loss of their dead ones. A candle
live."
Could any form of
Melita (met
Skillen. dramatist.
art have been a more beautiful expression to the ideals and soul of the boy musician? To Melita alone belongs the credit, for she wrote and directed the en- tire performance, planned the costumes and the scenery, arranged the music and dances, coached individuals and masses. But for her 1 1 was a labor of love, her own tribute to the memory of Jerry. One
recitals without the cost of The idea found favor, next question, so they came [•"psilon I. director of dra- ever busy and alert mind
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The finished product seen in the Medinah Temple, so admirably presented and with the simple continuity of the Bible tale always retained, is a fitting monument to the labor of Miss Skillen and her coworkers. The efficient management of so immense a cast was a monumental work not in any way to be underestimated.
Every Alpha O knows the name of Melita Skillen because she has served the fraternity in dozens of ways since her graduation from Cornell university in 1911. She has been Grand Secretary, district superintendent, Rho's advisor and a member of the Chicago alumnae chapter. Her versatility has always surprised everyone. In school she was interested in every thing from scholarship, being a Phi Beta Kappa, to athletics. She has been at Senn for some time, coming from the position of acting Dean of Women in Bran- don college, Manitoba. She is a joy to her students, never too busy to hear their trials and always ready to help them. Her plays are attended by people from all over Chicago and are sure to be success- ful and maturely trained. She is one more of our typical Alpha O's of whom we are proud.
zStlpha 0 zSfuthors Publish 3\(ew Hooks
This summer brings the publication of the books of three Alpha O's. W e are proud to announce "Uplands," a novel of the Maine coast, by our Mary Ellen Chase (Gamma), and a classroom text of one-act plays by Caroline Power (Rho). W e can't tell you anything new about Miss Chase. She is still at Smith college. Miss Power is
a critic teacher in English at the University of California high school. In the January issue of To DRAGMA you will find reviews of these books and other recent publications by OUT mm tmwtbetfS,
Not often does the publishers' advertisements in one magazine carry the names of three books by Alpha O authors. But October pages bore the announcements of two new books by Mary Ellen
Chase, her novel, "L'plands," and a second one, a critical study of Thomas Hardy. And on another page comes the news that one of our founders, Stella George Stern Perry has her historical novel of New Orleans, "The Defenders," ready for us. We are proud of our authors!
A (founder Uisits the Orient
Jessie Wallace Hughan, another of our founders is off for a trip to the Orient. She and her sister left in August and are expected to return in January. They called at the chapter house in Berkeley. W e hope 'to let all of you hear about her trip upon her return. Dr. JIughan teaches in New York City, and it is impossible for her to
attend conventions.
Many of us who would like to know her better miss the oppor-
tunity. We hope she will stop offto visit some of our active and alumnae chapters as she crosses the continent.


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Tlie Ttatghavi at Vienna in front of which most of the riotina took place. Marie Rremer ate her breakfasts in the famous rats/cellar in this structure.
RiotingypiththeUienna ^Mob
zSflpha 0 Has Thrilling Adventure in By MARIE BREMER, Tau
Austria
^ ^ / T I E N some years ago I read Galsworthy's Mob 1 regarded the theme thereof as presenting merely a theoretical possibility; I farcied the play as being the conjuration of an imaginative mind, ....'H 's s l n 'istic tendencies, but my stay in Vienna revealed to me that
S-|1(i presents truth of a high quality, that, in the words of Uller, the mightiest of all horrors is man bereft of reason.
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The 15th clay of July dawned as serenely peaceful as any other day. While breakfasting at the American Medical Association we noted the passage of hundreds of workmen by our window, in regular procession. My first impression was that a fellow workman was being buried and that here were the mourners. We took the street car to go to the Museum but after a few blocks the congestion in the streets halted further progress, and the car came to a stop. W e were still in a quandary as to the significance of the demonstration when all doubt as to the nature of the disturbance was dispelled. Mounted policemen with drawn sabres rode down upon the crowd in an effort to disperse it and the crowd replied with volleys of stones, sticks, and all other loose objects. The situation looked rather threatening! We were actually in the midst of the riot. The conductor kindly informed us of the fact that we were in danger and upon his advice we fled from the scene by way of a side-street. We spent the day in the Museum and forgot about our experience only to be more forcefully reminded thereof upon our return to the hotel. The fact that our hotel fronted on the public square which was the scene of the disturbance, considerably complicated the situation. We managed to get back to the hotel safely, but I had a late afternoon appointment
with my doctor at the Vienna Clinic and that necessitated facing the milling crowd again. After being warned by the Hotel Manager that my excursion would be at the risk of my life I set out for the Clinic leaving my wallet and valuables on deposit at the hotel. With pass- port in hand and a pair of good American ground-grippers on my feet I left the hotel in the company of an American doctor who had offered to accompany me. We sought the comparative safety of the side- streets and arrived and later returned in safety.
Upon our return to the hotel we found that the iron shutters be- fore the windows had been closed; we were in fact in a state of siege. With the approach of darkness we noticed the glow of fire^
the mob, we were told, had fired the Palace of Justice. The staccato notes of machine-guns playing on the crowds broke the silence at times. At break of clay the military had the situation well in hand. Occasional shooting that day showed that the mob had not entirely spent its fury. Sunday July 17. however, brought peace and Monday brought the resumption of telegraph and train service, and permitted us to reach our next objective. Bayreuth and the Wagner Centennial.
Those Who Advertise in To Dragma
TVTOTE our advertising on the last few pages of this and comin issues. These advertisers express their faith in our fraternity. Our columns on these pages are open to Alpha O's who want to tell
their sisters of their wares or business. The alumnae chapters wi do well to follow Minneapolis' example. This is an effective and economical way in which to advertise your benefits and sale products. Write to the editor for prices.


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Proud of their new associations in Alpha O are these (/iris, charter members of Chi Delta.
Chi Delta Becomes ^Alpha 0
"IS it possible ^ you could be chief installing of- ficer of new Colo- rado chapter about middle of May?
Wrire reply.
Our Thirty-fifth fainilv and threat- ened for a time to
KATRINA MCDONALD."
Could I ? Without asking for thy message to be re-read, I wired an affirmative reply and dien waited restlessly for instal- lation directions to arrive and for the dav to come when I
should be 'off for Colorado. Whal is it about an installa- tion which induces one to throw
^etothewinds
a t tack of bi1i- 0 l l s n e s s developed suddenly i n m v
m advance of the installation, so a slight delay was posible without upsetting the whole scheme of affairs. The bilious attack was obliging and proved to be very slight, permit- ting me to leave the following
evening. M y delayed arrival had its effect upon the psychology of the new chapter and showed in the faces of Dolores Zemke and
Irene Kan are1 when they met the train. Apparently they were wistfully dubious about the arrival of any in- stalling officer, un- til Catherine Ras- I n i r v F 1 v t h e,
feel the urge be present at cost ? A n hour before the train Wastostart,an
a t *d t o
Charter Qranted
liy VIOLA GRAY,
k e e p m e home. Fortunately, how- ever, I had planned to arrive two days
IHsi(illing
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further clown the platform, shouted hilarious greetings. Then the installation preparations and festivities were started.
The first event scheduled on the installation program was a de- lightful dinner on the evening of May 13 at the Pi Beta Phi house, for the installation committee and the officers of the new chapter. The Pi Phi's, charming in evening dress, with a gorgeous new house for setting, were most gracious hostesses, singing for us their choicest songs and taking us for inspection to every corner of their new home. This was unusually large and dignified and caused us all to thrill with joy over the Pi Phi's good luck. The formal dinner changed into a very delightfully informal visit and made possible confidences and intimate discussions of our common problems. W e left reluctantly, feeling the spell of the wholesome democracy of the Colorado Pi Phi's. The invitation to dinner was in itself indica- tive of a fine spirit among the Colorado Greeks, but a spirit not completely understood until after the installation the next day and the tea which followed on Sunday.
May 14, installation day, brought more worry to the installation committee than the members of the new chapter guessed. They were so many, twenty-one strong, and we were so few, Catherine Flythe
(Nu Kappa), Erma Greenawalt (Epsilon), Helen Campbell (Rho), and I , that we despaired of making the services impressive. Early in the morning, we began planning upon how to divide ourselves into sufficient parts to go through the installation service with dignity and at the same time to tend door and conduct in the candidates impressively. We planned and re-planned with little success, and then un-planned it all. Finally, by telephone, we induced two Denver Alpha O's to come to the rescue. The intangible something which lures one to installations must have induced Catherine Millisack Acton (Phi), to agree to make the long drive from Denver by car and to bring along Carrie Marshall Klein (Zeta), who was only three weeks out of the hospital. We continued preparations on the expectancy of our numbers being increased from four to six, but the re-inforcements were slow arriving. We had almost started the services when they finally came. Then we drew a long breath of relief and the installation started. Beginning shortly after one o'clock and working leisurely but steadily, we managed to install the new chapter and its officers in time to allow a short rest interval before the banquet.
The installation service, which in the eyes of initiated members has a way of improving with each repetition, seemed to us old members, as always, beautiful. To us the thrill came, I presume, from sharing our ideals with others. To the new members—I'm speculating now, since there is no way of knowing—the thrill came
from the beautiful ritual, no doubt, but also from the joy of realizing at last an anticipation long delayed. Waiting nearly two years fol a charter, hoping and planning, with doubts often uppermost in their minds, made the installation a bitter sweet occasion f o r Chi Delta.


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Bright eyes, misty with tears, smiled their happiness to the installing officer. Hands clasped very firmlv in allegiance to Alpha O.
At 6:30. a banquet was served at the Boulderado hotel to 26 Alpha O's. Compared with the spirit which prevailed, the food, which was delicious, and the toasts were immaterial, even though Mae Ethna Dowd was charming and clever as toastmistress. guiding us fancifully over the Colorado mountain ranges, and Catherine Flythe, Erma Greenawalt and Helen Campbell were delightful with advice and witticisms. In spite of the weariness of every one from standing and from excitement, happiness prevailed. Both the old and the new Alpha O's were happy. Several dozens of telegrams from our scattered chapters, grand officers and members at large helped to heighten the good spirit. All day, gifts from the other Colorado Greeks to show their good will had been arriving. Each ring of the door bell meant something thrilling. The opening of package after package and the array of silver ware, dinner gongs, table runners and flowers had created an excitement and tension similar only to that of Christmas. Why shouldn't one be happy atter a 'lav of pleasant surprises and wishes come true?
May 14 had been a long, tiring day for the most of us. yet after the banquet and a short spin to the foothills for an entrancing glimpse of Boulder at night, every one seemed drawn by invisible forces to gather at the chapter house. Here the restraint of the day- was cast aside and tired feet broke into dance. Gradually the worn dancers gathered around a trio of ukeleles and sang college and
fraternity songs, foolish ditties, or listened to Catherine Flythe drawl her Southern melodies. The gathering didn't break up. but gradually dwindled away by the disapj)earance of one and then another, too tired to stay longer.
For Sunday afternoon, a tea had been arranged to introduce the new chapter formally to the campus and the community. Several sororities at Boulder had offered their houses to Chi Delta for the occasion, but it was finally decided to use the Women's University club, a very attractive house with several large parlors and a dining room, all arranged and furnished suitably for such a gathering. Here all afternoon, came college professors, representatives from the fra- ternities and sororities, independents, of whom there are many at
Boulder, ministers, editors, lawyers, townspeople and parents to meet the new chapter and wish it success. There was nothing per- functory or stiff about their coming. Instead, there prevailed a friendliness and pleasant interest in the new chapter and its future. J-he sincerity of the guests was manifest. After the tea, when one had time f o r reflection, she was impressed by certain qualities, inter- esting but hard to define. The invitation of" the Pi Phi's to dinner, di< offer of the sorority houses for the tea. the gifts of the Greeks t o the new chapter and the sincerity of the campus friends and tr>e townspeople in wishing the chapter success were reflections of
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The Fine Arts building at the University of Colorado stands at the foot of the purple Rockies.
University of Colorado—TBe Jfome of QhicDelta
By MAK KTIIN'A DOWD
H P H E campus of the University of Colorado, with its mossy green
grass and towering poplar trees, lies only a short distance froni where the densely wooded pines and firs cover the monstrous "Rockies" that rise upward to the skies. It seems to be a prism of light; for in the twilight, the colored clouds on the nearest range cast gorgeous shades of blue, orange, saffron, pink, or lavender, over the campus transforming the originally pink rock of the buildings into


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beautiful color blends. Aladdin with his brilliant lamp could not have seen more delicate hues.
The University of Colorado was founded fifty years ago, in 1877. At that time one building was their pride. It still stands, ivy-covered to the tower, which shelters the same old bell that tolled the time to students then, and is surrounded by thirty-three buildings, a huge auditorium, a separate gymnasium for men and for women, and an immense stadium.
The forty-four students in 1877 and the two thousand three hun- dred and sixty-five today cherish many sacred traditions. Foremost among them is the "'l ug of war" between the Sophomores and the Freshmen across the University Lake. Another traditionary event is the "Big Bonfire" which stamps the Freshmen as wood hewers. It is staged the night before the biggest football game of the season. The spirit of friendliness in the University of Colorado is shown in the Annual "C" Day when faculty and students forget their student duties and slip away to the University Lodge in the mountains for a day of merriment.
The University of Colorado is accredited by the International As- sociation of Universities. Recognition of its status as a university of first rank is accorded in its high scholarship, student government, and the granting of charters to fraternities and sororities.
(fraternity Examinations Qratify
By OCTAVIA ClIAPiN, Former Examining Officer
HPHE results of the fraternity examinations were very gratifying S this year. Out of 775 members taking it 11 fell below 70% according to Octavia Chapin, former examining officer. The Mid Western district led with Phi the top chapter while the Pacific hung on the end with I'psilon dropping to last in the list. A l l of which
means more studying or keep up the good work. Here you may sec where you classed:
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Atlantic Southern . Ohio Valley gEecrf Lakes Mid Western Pacific
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89.50 .V« Omirron 90.35 825 Beta Phi 90.2
examinations 711 per cent
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thnicron 89.00 ... 89.18 Alpha Phi 89.5
91.3 89. 92.0 8 8 .
« Delta Kappa Sigma TOM Kappa
89.5 89.13
89. 89.
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95.2 Omirron
94.2
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92. Omicron Pi 86. 91.8 Psi 86. 91.6 Tau Delta 84.55 91. Upsilon 83.5
Gamma Lambda Kpsilon
8 7 . 8 7 .
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Jfow Do
you Do, <9\ew Officers
OCTAVIA CHAIMN
Grand Vice President
\\7"E wantyou ^^whoareto Omicron Pi two years of devel- of you the naxnes are the personalities
stand. Most of their fraternity in ways for years matter of the fra- their merits by heavier responsibil- Having introduced ner Marx, Grand Omicron Pi for the preceding pages, we the others,
her of the Execu- holds the same po- for the past two glad to present Jo-
JOANNA DOM.ON H I NTINCTON
Grand Secretary
S \i IIIIYN BxKMXH MATRON
Grand Treasurer
to meet the officers guide you — Alpha through the next opment. T o most are not new, nor for which they, them have served] major or minor past.Soitisa ternity recognizing I>lacing new and ity upon them, you to Rose Gard- I'resident of Alpha next two years on will now introduce
The next mem- t i v e Committee sition she has held years. — We ared
tington, Grand Secretary. Epsilon gave us
versity granted her a degree in 1918. A secretarial course in New York city prepared her for the secretaryship to the president of a
Utica bank. Her marriage to James C. Huntington cut short that
phase of her career, but she was well prepared to serve her fraternity.
So she has done, up through the position of District Superintendent
to Grand Secretary re-elect. Most of you have had the good fortune of knowing her. for she visited a number of the active chapters in
the place of Katrina McDonald last year. Joanna has served ef-
anna Donlon H u n - oanna: Cornell uni-


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ficiently and we are glad that she is to remain one of the Executive ( ioinilit tee.
Our Grand Treasurer was formerly the Business Manager <>i To DRAGMA. Kathryn Bremer Matson is known to most of you. through her years at the University of Minnesota from which she received a degree in 1921, her affiliation with Sigma, and her con- stancy at conventions. During her undergraduate days she was president of Tau and has helped the active chapter in a great many ways. Money seems to hold a particular attraction for Kathryn, for she is .always straightening out finances for something. She will make an excellent treasurer for our fraternity.
And now that you have met the Executive Committee we will take you to meet the other officers. Octavia Chapin, Delta '13, will serve as Grand Vice-President. Octavia's name has been among the
list of officers for a long time, too. She has been the author of— in the words of some active members whom we know—"those aw- ful fraternity exams." But Octavia has had good experience in such things for she is a science teacher. Her activities have not been limited to her own work or to the fraternity alone, though, for she has been president of the Tufts Alumnae association, vice-presi- dent of the Maiden high school Teachers' association, the assistant secretary of the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers, and president of the Boston Alumnae chapter. Our National Work and its funds are bound to flourish under this new Vice-President. We must remark here that the vice-presidency must have been created for scientists; the only reason that we can offer is that our scientists seem to be very able people.
The Grand Historian was re-elected again, too. Stella George
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Stern Perry, one of our founders serves us faithfully. Who could be a better historian than one who has seen our group grow from four to thousands? We needn't tell you about Mrs. Perry. You all know her. But we will say that she was as lovely this time at convention as she has ever been; we hope that she will be in better health ere the next convention.
Edith Huntington Anderson was graduated from the University of Indiana in 1921. We wish we could tell you all that the May issue of To DRAGMA had to say about her that year. She was a most ac- tive member of Beta Phi. and they were so proud of her. Tau claims her. too, foritwas at Tau's house that "A.K.", Mr.Anderson,more formally speaking courted her. Since her graduation she has kept the fraternity in her heart, acting as Alumnae Superintendent for the Atlantic District for the last two years.
Edith has two children, both young daughters, but she still has time to be the new Extension Officer for Alpha O.
Muriel Turner McKinney, Examining Officer, was graduated from Stanford university in 1916 and was a Phi Beta Kappa, major- ing in mathematics. After a year of teaching she was married, con- tinuing her teaching career for two years while her husband was in France. She has been president of both Los Angeles and San Fran- cisco alumnae chapters. She has been very active in local Alpha O work and has served as Pacific District Alumnae Superintendent for the past two years.
We must wait until the January issue to tell you all about the National Panhellenic delegate f o r it is with the greatest regret that we announce the resignation of Rochelle Rodd Gachet. She feels that her work has become so heavy that she must cease to take an active part in fraternity work.
The Executive Committee, in accepting the resignation, feels that the official personnel of the fraternity has sustained a deep loss when it loses the services of one who has so long and so ably repre- sented our fraternity in Panhellenic matters. During the many years which she has held that position, Rochelle has given most generously of her time and herself in every endeavor of National Panhellenic Congress and in every phase of the work of our own fraternity with which she has had contact. She has expressed the hope that before too many years have passed, she may again enter actively into fra- ternity work and we all heartily join her in that hope.
Pinckney Estes Glantzberg (Psi), has been appointed to fill the vacancy by the Executive Committee which feels that it has been particularly fortunate in obtaining her consent to act as RochelU's successor in the office. Pinckney Glantzberg is one of the prominent women lawyers of New York city and has always been one of New York Alumnae chapter's most loyal and enthusiastic members. She has all the qualifications which fit her for this important office in our
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OCTOBER, 1927 ^ An <Jllpha 0 §oes to <§chool and Cjfinds that—
C^eadin \ Writin \ 'T^ithmetic,
Change—
TX the days when you and I went to the little red school house or to the ill-ventilated and ill-furnished town school fathers and mothers gave little attention to schools, to school teachers, or to sonny or daughter until they got into a scrap, or until Johnny or Mary came home from school sobbing after a "lickin' " administered
by teacher.
Followed usually a heated argument, parent vs. teacher, after
which both became bitter foes to the continual detriment of teacher and pupil.
Gone are those days of little heed, gone along with buggies, full neckties, whiskers and the bustle skirt. For today the parent who does not have a close, sympathetic understanding with the American grade and high school system is considered derelict to his or her duty as an American father and mother and citizen of the world's farthest advanced republic.
( In Minneapolis the interest in what the teacher and the child are doing has become so keen that that city's leading newspaper, the Min- neapolis Journal sent Muriel Fairbanks Steward (Tau '19), an A<>] I journalist and mother, to school several days to discover what the public schools are doing to her two children and incidentally to hun- dreds of other children. A t the request of the Journal she set out to discover not only what the schools are doing, but why they are doing it. "Mothers and fathers," said the Journal in announcing Mrs. Steward's series of more than 40 articles, "will discover there
l s ;t vast difference between the schools where they learned their three R's years ago and the modern day schools which now mold the lives of their children."


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To DRAGMA We will let Mrs. Steward tell you a bit about what she found.
Do you know why your five-year-old daughter sings her breakfast menu in kindergarten twice a week? asks Mrs. Steward of her readers in the third article of her series.
1 didn't either, she continues, until I was inspired to find out by Billy's eager news bulletin:
"I sang my breakfast this morning. It's lots of fun. It goes like this," and he sang up the scale:
"I ha-a-ad c-e-r-ca-11111!"
Only three words—but it was amazing how far up (lie scale Billy's 5-year- old treble climbed. What did he mean? I didn't know then, but I've since learned that he was just giving me an excerpt from his music lesson.
SHOCKS COME THICK AND FAST
It was more or less a shock to me to discover music in the kindergarten curriculum—not just songs, but music actually being taught to my 5-ycar-old, whom I never had suspected of musical inclinations. And not only music, but art as well.
1 have finished my third day of exploring in the Minneapolis schools, and I'm learning. Oh, yes, I'm learning things I never suspected about how amazingly the process of education has changed since the days when 1 went In school.
Music, it seems, is the only part of the kindergarten curriculum which is taught "formally." Music instruction, I have learned, is supervised by the department of music of the public schools and is under the direction of Thaddeus P . Giddings.
SOMETIMES '"BIG TEACHER" HELPS
In Billy's kindergarten, as in every other kindergarten, at the semiweekly formal music lesson, chairs are arranged in four rows, with four "teachers" in the back row—the "teachers" arc pupils whose tone is true. It's the aim of Billy's life at present to be one of the "teachers" at the music lesson. The music teacher, standing in front of the four rows sings the question:
"Mary Lou, how old are you?"
And Mary Lou, rising to her feet and assuming the correct posture for all prima donnas, answers back in the same key and following the same notes:
"Fi-i-i-ive and a half. I"
Down the line then the "teacher" moves, asking each child in turn the same question and getting the response in approximations of the same notes. When the "teacher" has difficulty with a persistent monotone or a promising bass voice, the "big teacher" comes to her aid with a pitch pipe.
Sometimes the question vary.
"Mary Lou, what did you have for breakfast?"
And the answer come back, do do ra me.
"O-at mee-al."
And when the answer is "tooo-aa-st" it requires considerable facility to
cover the scale.
THE PURPOSE BACK OK IT
When I learned all this, and watched Billy sing his age and the day's menu, I understood a little bit more about music in the kindergarten than I had before. I still had to leant about art—art that is spelled with a capital "A" in the kindergarten.
A box of crayons and a sheet of drawing paper arc important tools to the 5-year-old. Here arc some of the things the Minneapolis public schools believe they may accomplish :
Satisfy the kindergarten child's color hunger and desire for expression.


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Train the child's power of observation as a basis for clear imagery. Develop a feeling for arrangement.
Train the child in better control of material and tools.
Help the child to see beauty in nature and works of art.
Stimulate original expression.
Stories, games and constructive work precede nature's lead around the calendar in Minneapolis kindergartens. Tulips bloom in many an exotic and van-colored border o n blackboards long before they bloom in gardens. No- vember's snowflakes dance on window panes in realistic colloii blubs in Oc- tober and the yellow tissue paper daffodils arrive before the florist's shipment.
"We take everything that appeals to the child and use it to hold his interest." M rs. Genevieve L . Stone, the principal of Whitticr school said. "And this same principle of teaching, which takes advantage of an interest that is already formed, is being used not only in the kindergarten, but up through the grades."
Storytelling is another activity which is playing an important part in preparing Billy for grade school work. I have discovered.
Stories are selected to increase the vocabulary of the individual child and prepare for the reading vocabularv of the first grade. Nurscrv rhymes, such as "Little Jack Horner," "Little Miss Muffett," "Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat." arc not selected by the teacher simplv because they happen to appeal to her; I discovered that they are among those listed for kindergarten use which are helpful when the kindergartner is confronted by the reading vocabulary of the first grade.
Part of this training in vocabulary and better expression comes as an indirect development of the busy life around the kindergarten sand tables, in the greenhouses and the bakery shops.
In order to encourage the child to take part in simple conversation m order to improve his power of sclfexpression. the kindergarten is divided into small groups whenever work or play permits.
The teacher tries to develop in each child a vocabularv sufficient for him to describe his own experiences clearly and gives individual help whenever it is needed in clear enunciation. In addition, the kindergarten is a training school in the language of politeness. The teacher insists upon "the speech forms of ordinary courtesy" according to the curriculum. Actually, "thank- yous" and "may-please" seem to bloom naturally.
Want to Tick Up $10 Sasily?
hope that every one who picks up this issue will read this * story because here is your chance to win $10 with very little effort and a great deal of joy to all of To DRAGMA readers. For
at the banquet the very last night of Convention 1929 Rose Marx will announce the name of the Alpha O who has written the most interesting, the most beneficial, and the best composed article for To DRAGMA during the years 1927-29. She will be sent $10. and think now proud she will be. Every one except the editor is eligible, and so you see if you'll just sit down and write in the most inter- esting way you know about your unusual work, trip, or experi- ^ees, that installation or the most active member of your chapter you may earn $10. But if you are one who just can't write a thing e x cept your name, then hunt up one of the more versatile sisters or
s e nd the facts to the editor, and she will find someone who can write
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r* d you'll help someone else w in the $10. Begin at once.


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To DRAGMA
in the Professional
World
Qriticism, journalism
By KATBERINE DAVIS, Theta
"DOR over a year I have been trying to make a newspaper woman out of myself by helping light the raging battle for modern art in which the Art World Magazine of the Chicago Evening Post has been engaged since its establishment three years ago under the
directorship of C. J. Bulliet. M y position is still the lowly one of staff writer, since I am the newest apprentice added. But it is a mighty one; for the magazine is the only one of its kind, as an art news purveyor, in the world; and it is an extremely important factor in advancing the cause of modern art in Chicago and the middle W est.
Chicago has been literally put on the art map through Mr. Bul- liet's efforts. Of course the magazine represents both sides, but the conservative cause needs little championing; the magazine has made a name for itself largely as a radical sheet. The interest in mod- ern art greatly overshadows that in traditional art; the new art has a throb which makes the old appear rather lifeless and inane.
There are a number of modern artists here in Chicago, many of whom I have met. The most talented of the group, Salcia Bahnc. planned a series of portraits last winter and invited me to sit for one of them. During the exhibition of her work last spring at a local gallery my portrait excited more comment than any picture
which had been shown champ's famous Cu- ing the Stairs," seen
The portrait is far provoked severely ad- from some who con- eral-minded. But those it warmly for its ab-
and thoroughly appreci- conception.
the exhibition and in portrait: "Occasionally
wild abandon that is Kullirriiir Davis, ii finished work. A n cx- Real Lif>?.
in Chicago since Du- bistic "Nude Descend- here in 1913.
from naturalistic a a i verse criticism, e v c t t i sidered themselves lib- who did like it praised
stractly beautiful design ated its highly stylized Mr. Bulliet covered his article said of the
a drawing will have aJ strongly leashed in the; ample is the portrait of


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O be a clearing house, not only for vocational information
but for vocational opportunities for alumnae as well as undergraduates, is the aim of your national vocational guidance committee. To function effi-
ciently, the committee, which consists of a member from each dis- trict, needs the cooperation and support of every Alpha O. As
the first step in an occupational survey of the fraternity, a question- naire will be sent out soon, which should give valuable and much needed information as to the occupations and interests of our mem-
bers. Do answer it! A series of vocational articles,
of which this is the first has been planned for To DRAGMA.
Chairman of
HELEN N .
the National Vocational
HENRY
Guidance
(Sigma), Committee
And here is
Katherine
Pari* as artist
Salria Bahne. sees her.
talented
modernistic
Catherine Davis. The first free sketch was of an unrestrained way- wardness that rivals Brancusi. In the process of 'realization' of this Portrait—one of the latest and best paintings she has done—Miss


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Bahnc took her genius as drastically in hand as Cezanne used to do. The result is a picture of severe Cezannish simplicity, yet retaining the wild, lotus-like gracefulness of the original sketch."
Miss Bahnc is to have another exhibition of her work this month, at the Marie Sterner galleries in New York, in which my portrait and other paintings, as extreme or more so, will probably create the same stir they did here.
There is no established method of criticizing an art exhibit. The main thing is to keep one's mind open to all kinds and expressions of art. Prejudice is deadly to sincere criticism. A knowledge of the history of art is somewhat essential, but the best way to learn about art is to see pictures and form an opinion accordingly. The sum and substance of modern art is feeling; great emotion has gone into the creation of real art, and the spectator is usually affected in rela- tion to the worth of the art.
Year before last while at Northwestern getting a master's degree in journalism I had the opportunity of seeing many of the im- portant exhibitions in Chicago. I had read a little of what it was all about and was gradually adding art books to my collection. Dur- ing the second semester Mr. Bulliet let me do part-time work on th magazine to finish out a requirement of six month's actual news- paper work for a master's degree. The following October there was an opening on the staff, and, because I had had some experience in the work, I was offered the position.
I had worked one summer between my Junior and Senior years at DePauw when I was home for vacation on the Louisville Herald. starting out doing book, movie, vaudeville and theatre reviews (with the books and tickets as my only reward). But in a couple of weeks I was put on regular salary (if $12 a week can be so named) doing feature writing—a small daily one under the general topic, "Sum- mering in Town," and a large one on Sunday. The reviews kept up throughout the summer with their customary remuneration—all of which I enjoyed hugely. I had a great time during that vacation impressing my friends with the view of me marching up to the box office of a theatre and asking f o r the Herald passes.
Being pledged the latter part of my Junior year to Thcta Sigma Phi sent me home with the determination to do some sort of news- paper work during the summer, even if I had to empty the waste baskets filled with my young efforts, blue-penciled by editors. Con- sequently my joy and self-satisfaction were great when I returned to school that fall with a stack of signed articles printed, with very few exceptions, exactly as I had written them. My interest in the journalistic department went up considerably that year.
My work is intensely interesting. There is not so much of the monotonous routine connected with the job on a daily newspaper. Every week brings something new to write about.
There is no end to the variety of exhibition subjects and as?


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varied must be the criticism. Each involves a knowledge of the his- tory of technique used, the language of the form of art and a familiarity with artists, past and present, working in the mediums exhibited. Perhaps by reading the following excerpts from critical articles you may see more clearly just what is meant. The first was clipped from the review of a group of modern paintings; the second from a story on silhouettes and a third tells of a silver collection.
The Cezanne "Portrait of a Man" is painted very thin; the canvas shows in many places. The blues have all the richness of the color in the famous landscape in the Ryerson collection. The face is remarkably painted. The background is varied by suggestions of figures.
The portrait of a woman is our of many that Cezanne painted of his wife. The marvelous reds in her gown against a gray background that does not remain gray but becomes blue or green upon examination, the passive presen- tation of subject, the simplicity of placement and the subdued force behind the whole composition rank this picture with the greatest accomplishments of this master of the moderns.
The color in these portraits, as in all of Cezanne's paintings, is the thing' that makes them great. He thought in terms of color and interpreted his impressions with the most strength in color.
Renoir's bather, lent bv Walter S. Brewster, has a surface beauty to which Renoir has sacrificed nothing. The delicately blond body, while more finished than the usual Renoir nude, is just as forceful. An absolute lack of non-
essentials fives unity to the painting:. A sort of halo, completely surrounding the figure, intensities the soft texture of the skin and separates the figure Irom the background, which is a deeper shade of the blond of the skin with •i little more yellow in it, a little more abstract. The background is plain; the only lines to break it are a suggestion of branches in one corner. The light on the skin makes it almost transparent, the kind of skin which Renoir
became a
m aster at painting-.
^ H R K K
institute are fair indications of the revival of the art which flourished
during the mid-nineteenth century. Before the days of photography the Shadowgraph, the facile exponents of which required only one-minute sittings and exacted extremely modest fees, five shillings being the regrdar rate of an established English artist, was the main means among those who could not afford the more expensive portraits in oil of preserving the family likeness.
. Ernst .VIoritz Engcrt, a dozen of whose silhouettes are a gift to the Art institute from Mrs. Theodore Wild, departs a little from the accepted idea ?i- a t l l u ' silhouette- portrays, lie does not aim at a photographic likeness, pis work may be classed as caricature, if amusing pictures of animals may
l ( : considered in this category. They are charmingly done; crudeness never Creeps in. All of this work is highly stylized, but its grace and rhythm of ine does not approach sweetness; there is a "punch" behind it that routs all
superficiality.
. I ^'s „ "Elephant." diminutively exaggerated, is a little masterpiece. "An- ce "!"7i a r c m c r e ' - v magnified ants. The charger in "Indian on Warhorse"
a
scniUes nothing so much as a sway-backed dachshund. The blood-thirsty [r"?J' Plastered against the horse holds his spear upright at arm's length
o rides fiercely on, the feathers in his war-bonnet bristling in the breeze, aonntagsreiter" is something of a cross between Beau Brummcl and
exhibitions of silhouettes in the
children's
museum
of the Art
of th ,V l | ( - "l ' l i a s ''" 1 , u ' a 'r s f°r m e r combined with the speed coat ,c r ~l n e t m v n M'cs by inthe background. Even the buttons on his bird ^t a '"' U , > v v 'l c n t n e y n c a r t n e n i u s 'c . "Th1-* Flutist" is playing. A saucy
. l s Perched on the end of the stick which is a flute.
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are in much the same jaunty spirit. "Diana" with her two dogs is very fleet. "Motif from Greek Vase" is conventional in rhvthm.
Practically nothing is known of the artist except that he is a cousin of Hunt Diederich, who does similar things in iron, and that he is probably of German origin. That he has done the work displayed in this exhibition is enough. It is extremely subtle and is thus prevented from actually saying very much, but it is infinitely expressive.
\ \ 7 " I T H the first excavations in Pompeii and the bringing forth of beautiful * Grecian urns and vases, the silver-making industry in England at the time of George III, underwent a complete revolution. From the ornate types to which silversmiths had degenerated in their art there was a sudden rever- sion to the classic simplicity of the Grecian workmanship which was bring
brought to light with the progress of the excavations.
Silver pieces representing this stage in the evolution and every other type
of old English silver-making, from the severest beginnings thru the rich gadroon edge style of the Georgian period to the more elaborate Georgian retrousse, arc included in the exhibition sale "f the Krainerd Lemon silver collection from Louisville. Ky.. which opened at the Arts club Saturday and continues thru Dec. 6. Old English furniture of the William and Mary, Queen Anne and Georgian periods has been added to the collection, and is also on exhibition with the silver.
Entire sets and individual pieces of great value, representing prodigious effort in the work of collecting them, are included in this exhibition. A large' set of meat and soup plates of the period of George II, from the estates of Karon Hobart of Glicking and the Earl of Lathom is unusual because of its size and completeness. Another set made in Berlin about 1800 for the Dura of Cumberland, the son of George III. was designed to match the original plates on his English estate.
A distinctive group is a fruit set cf old Sheffield plate consisting of three dishes in a swirling leaf design, the pair of small ones to be used for grapei, and the single large one for colored fruits. English families used fruit foS table decoration rather than flowers. Another interesting piece in Sheffield is a revolv ing breakfast dish, an ingenious device for keeping the food warn until any hour in the morning by means of a container for boiling water.
The Duke of Argyle is credited with the invention of a tureen to keen his sauce hot which has since been given his name. A small iron bar, heated and placed in a tube in the center of the receptacle, was the principle oj the duke's idea. A similar device is an adjustable dish-cross with an alcohof lamp in the center.
Art criticism is a fascinating phase of journalism, and a liel which is open to women. I will be glad to answer questions fcfl Alpha O's interested in this as a vocation.
I think I'm terribly busy, but I manage ever so often to get om to the campus to visit Rho in its beautiful new house on the quadrangle. Most of the girls I knew during my year at Northa western have graduated, but there are still a few, like Dorothy H a l who, incidentally, is making Rho a mighty good president. I cattl attend fraternity meetings because of the hours of my work, but I try to go to the "cozies" which are still the gay affairs they well year before last.
'YSjwIfeS

OCTOBER. 1927
<A Jitter Qomes
By ELEANOR RICHARDSON PRESCOTT, Delia
jpHl'.kK'S so much I could write about that I hardlv know what to choose. After two very quiet months at Geneva, we surely Stepped v* m . *'a r 's ; m ( l Vienna, but had quiet times in Prog and Dresden. ' liked Vienna so much that we stayed there three and a half U("CKS and wanted to stay longer. We wen- fortunate to IK- there die time of the I'.eethovcn Centenary, and although we were too te to get tickets to all of the events we went to two "swell" recep-
Dok'°PtTa' a a > n c e r t . a m l t" l'K" I'niversity when Ronmin Holland
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ff
'h;
. 1 , 1 ( 1 people in Vienna were the most hospitable of any on t n l>. and the Austro-American Institute there was a great help
^ e v , s i t t '( 1 a n °ys ' s t a U ' hoarding school just outside Vienna 'In- art work of the boys was a marvel to me. They were
U l u l l i c h f a m i , i c s a n k t " n o t iu s t a l ( 'w l»'«*luced the
conl
vervl U l w ,( I O ( J cuttings, designs of all kinds, and so forth, but
\ ^ , l l "v - The art work of all the children of Austria is exceptional. u
oci I10' ( '-l y W e v l s i t e d s o m e *a r £° apartment houses built by the a s t C l t y government during the house shortage. They were
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modern in every respect, each room had outside windows, each build- ing had its own kindergarten with paid teacher, play-room for older children with a social worker in charge, and even an assembly hall and theatre. There were about 450 families in a building, a regular com- munity. And the rent of an apartment was not more than tico dollars <i month. There arc about six thousand families in such houses now, and they are building more.
Prog is a picturesque old medieval "city of a hundred towers" only I think it has more than a hundred. I started to count them from on top of a hill one day, found over 50, then got discouraged.
The three main events in Prog were an International Congress onj "Peace through Education," our first airplane trip, and my first Turkish bath. It was great fun attending the congress and seeing how the Europeans do it. Dan was one of the speakers, they honored him with the best place on the program. About 20 nationalities were represented, each speaker spoke in his own language, then it was translated into Esperanto, the official language of the Conference. There were four other Americans there, so we had a great time talk- ing American. We've been talking English ever since we came over, and I hadn't realized how "booky" we had become- until we were with the other Americans. But people over here who know English or course have learned real proper English and don't understand our American slang and expressions. Many haw said to us. "Why, I can understand you perfectly, you do not talk like an American.! So I think we need to get home and become Americanized. Our air- plane was surely much more thrilling and exciting than we had CM pected. We flew from Prog to Bratislava and back, about 450 miles. The flight down and half way back was delightful. Have some * you ever flown? The green and brown fields look like strips ol paper woven together, or like patches in a patch-work quilt, the roads like tiny paths, railroad tracks like pencil lines, rivers like sdy4 threads, mountains like mere hills, newly-chopped down trees am pine needles on the ground, and villages like doll houses. Bui sofl after we had left Brno, the halfway stop between Bratislava and
Prog, we ran into a bad .April storm with much wind and rain. Wj were tossed around like a leaf, \fter bucking it for a few minufl the pilot turned around and went back to Brno. Two other plane] landed after we did. After about an hour it cleared off and the siUM shone, so off we hopped again. This time half way to Prog we f f l into a much worse storm with rain and then snow. There was 1 1 0 turning back this time. We had been flying in formation with anothjj plane, and suddenly saw it nose dive straight down, then spin "rotiip and 'round. W e turned away so as not to crash into it. then were in the worst of the storm and nose dived and spun. Belies me, it was a breath-taking few moments, and it looked as if the earth was spinning! But by going off the regular route we escajj the worst, although we had rain all the way to Prog. W e had b'
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tickets to the opera for that same night and had invited guests to gi with us. Opera begins at seven there (and six in Dresden) so we were too late. I quite approve of Turkish baths, they are luxurious feeling, and wish I'd had them in every European city. Prog is the most foreign city of any because of the Czech language. It's a queer feeling not to be able to read a single sign, menu or newspaper! And it was especially queer in the Turkish bath when I didn't know what to do and couldn't read a sign. But I found someone who spoke German, so I managed to find out what the procedure was.
Dresden is a delightful city, with beautiful gardens and parks and so clean. After the horrible cobble stones of Vienna and Pro^ and the left hand traffic, the broad smooth streets and the right hand traffic seemed more like home. W e went to hear W agner's opera "Die W alkure" which began at six and was over soon after ten thirty with only two not long intermissions. It was real heavy opera, but we enjoyed it. During intermission the people ate sandwiches the\ had brought in paper bags and drank mugs of beer. Evening clothes and mugs of beer don't seem to fit, but they do it. We came here to Berlin yesterday and have just a month here before we start home, so we have to work hard. We have changed our plans, for the last time I hope, are not going to Russia this summer, but sail for home June 21. We will be in Methuen for two weeks, then drive to Florida until the middle of September, then to Methuen for another week, then sail the first of October for Europe again, as we are to be in Geneva next winter. Dan is to teach at the Jean Taques Rousseau Institute of Education there.
of Alpha 0micron
Do You Know
That—
"N®T. '" >na"y college generations have half of the first six elective officers for undergraduate women on the Cornell campus gone to members of our fraternity. In the recent election of officers for 1927-2S
three of the "Hie/ Six" were won by members of Alpha Omicron Pi. 1 he hpsilons who have attained this honor are Helen H'ordcn ('28), newly ,-lecled /'resident of the V. IV. C. .-/.. Elsie Schneider. C2K).
n "• l , u ' " clthlrlie association, and Constance Cobb '--'). /'resident of Saf/c. the Junior-Ereshmen dormitory. As I'resi- gwtl of W. A. A.. E.lsie Schneider took- an important part in the Ath-
*''<'" ( onference of American Collcqc Women held at Cornell university April 21-23.
AH five of Nu Omicron's Sophomores arc members of their class ,'"r society. Lotus Eaters, which is composed of the most active and
Presentative sophomore women of Vanderbilt university,
sor i S L V ',v"""'" elected to I'hi Kappa Phi. national scholastic honor '/.„'';v °f Montana State college, three were members of Alpha Phi
'ante,.
*olberg and Mercedes Stacblcr.
Thex arc
rtomhild
Anderson.
Helen
the distinction of ' 'tallest rating in the entire class, men and women.
puu '"r y >R""l'd!!C ( '2 U ) °f V1 1 °", i c r o " thieved
the Psychology test given to all freshmen at I'underbill with


38 To DRAGMA Sylvan Setting Ushers In Heta Tfieta,
<^Alpha O's j6th Chapter
The Woman's
By A D A SMITH TRUEBLOOD and RUTH RITCHIE JONES
A MIDST a sylvan setting of green trees, shady walks, of silvery waters, Beta Theta, Alpha O's thirty-sixth chapter was installed
at the Marott hotel at Indianapolis.
For on the afternoon of October 1, when Kathryn Bretnfl
Matson's gavel called for silence, the ceremonies of adding another chapter to the A ( ) I I roster began and 11 more girls were initiated into the secret mysteries of Alpha O. At two o'clock on that after- noon, these eleven girls, co-eds at Butler university, took the oath from Kathryn Matson, acting as installing officer and from Mary Xeal Mcllveen, assistant officer.
The Indianapolis Alumnae chapter, sponsors and chief promoters of Beta Theta were masters of ceremony and saw to it that no d&a tail was overlooked in the impressiveness of the occasion. Through their efforts many alumnae from over the state and dozens of actives from Theta, Beta Phi and Omega were present to help welcome ourj new sisters. With the entire membership of the Indianapolis alumnae chapter, more than 60 were present.
The entire day was given over to lectures and exemplification ofj Alpha O ritualism, idealism and symbolism. So it was that when five o'clock arrived the entire 60 Alpha O's were glad to throw aside the business cares of installation and indulge in the lighter vein.] Followed then the sumptuous banquet in honor of the 11 new charter members of Beta Theta given by. the Indianapolis Alumnae in thffl
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Hunter's Room of the Marott hotel in keeping with the sylvan note established earlier in the day. The tables were cleverly arranged in Pi shape with huge bouquets of Jacqueminot roses as table decora- tions. The place cards were hand decorated in rose design and at each place was a white book with the monogram of the sorority in red.
Acting as toastmaster, Ruth Ritchie Jones (Mrs. O. M.),presi- dent of the Indianapolis Alumnae chapter called upon Mrs. Matson and upon Ellen MacLean. president of the Beta Theta chapter for
responses while Vivian S. Smith read the numerous wires of con- gratulations received from active and alumnae chapters, from found- ers, grand officers, and members.
A touching feature of the banquet was the presentation to Mrs. Smith of a beautiful gift by the active and alumnae chapter in ap- preciation of her splendid work in colonization. As a closing feature, Beaulah Phillips, one oi the new pledges sang a group of songs.
Then "Alpha (). Eternity" was sung again with renewed vigor, and while a tear here and there was slyly whisked away the banquet adjourned, and mid handclasps and rejoicing, another chapter was officially declared installed in A( MI.
The charter members are: Dorothy Swiff, Helen Miller l'orter, Elizabeth Charpie, lone Agnew, Ruth Lindenborg, Ellen MacLean, Ethel Malloch. Frances Sfaera, Geneva Rubertson, Doris Speaker,
Margaret Renick.
And the following are the first pledges of our thirty-sixth chap-
ter: Beaulah Phillips and Enola Dean.
Our Sympathy to ^Miss Wyman
The heart of every member of Alpha Omicron l'i will he saddened hv the news oi the Midden death of Elizabeth Heywood Wyman's mother which occurred on Sept. 6 at her home in Bloomfield, N. J. Bess Wyman has al- ways been deeply loved by Alpha O's, and their sincerest sympathy will he extended to her in her great loss.
Jfelen T^osenstihl Honored
'E are proud to read the following clipping taken from a Lynch- burg. Va.. paper. Miss Rosenstihl holds the Alpha O non-mem-
bership fellowship award for 1927-28.
Helen Rosenstihl, daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Henry T. Rosenstihl, of Union Springs, Ala., was graduated on Tuesday at Randolph-Macon Woman's college with highest honors.
Miss Rosenstihl has not only been elected to two national honor societies, that of Pi Gamma Mu and Phi Beta Kappa, but also has been signally onored by being awarded a fellowship by the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, Vc only one given by them to nonmemhers, and this fact is all the more
agmficant because Miss Rosenstihl is herself a Kappa Delta.
^he was also awarded a prize of S25 for her paper on psychology,
ohe is planning to attend Columbia university next year, where she will
eceive her master's degree.


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Butler University, Home of Beta Theta, Acquires <^\eJv Campus
By VIVIAN S. SMITH, /'///'
ETA Theta chapter, just launching its ship of sorority activity, is fortunate that it can begin its new life with a new physical Uni-
versity.
For Butler university, of Indianapolis, for the second time inl its academic life is moving onto a new campus. It was seven years ago that the trustees of the University, for some years, anxiously watched the encroachment the city was making onto their already too small campus, decided unanimously to acquire a new and larger tract of land, to erect new buildings and to offer the old campus, site and buildings to the city or the highest bidder.
Xeedless to say. such an undertaking took courage, seven yearsi ago. when interest in education was at a lower ebb than today, but the trustees of Butler were men of wisdom, courage and foresight and the step they took today is proving to be the very life of Butler university.
A downtown office was opened under the direction of a competent' financial secretary and under his direction the people of Indianapolis have become unversity-minded and aroused to such a pitch that ample funds for the purchase of a beautiful wooded tract of land of 246 acres in the outskirts of the city where ample space is available for all contemplated future expansion. Several new buildings are now being erected on this campus and will be ready for occupancy by the beginning of the fall team] in 1028.
The buildings, all laid oul on a broad, comprehensive architect- ural plan, designed not only to harmonize well with the natural landscape of the campus but also to serve as models of efficiency as well, are to be built of Indiana limestone in the collegiate Gothic manner so popular among colleges today. Three buildings are near- ing completion on the new campus, while on the new athletic field,
the Field House is under construction.
The city of Indianapolis, appreciating the cultural value of the]
University is co-operating at every turn. Its aldermen have author- ized the construction of boulevard approaches to the campus and oil a splendid 100-foot roadway touching one side of the grounds.
From the catalog of the University we are interested in their buildings, their activities and some of their women's organizations. Let us exam ine first the organizations:
WOMEN'S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
The Women's Athletic Association is a national organization of univefg sity women, with the purpose of promoting the efficiency nf the women of


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the university by developing school spirit and fellowship in athletics. Any university woman enrolled in the Department of Physical Education or hav- ing completed the required two years, is eligible to belong when she has secured 100 points. To remain in the association she must secure 50 points B year. The association meets dice each month. The I"resilient for the year 1926-27 is Miriam Fay.
CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATIONS
The Young Men's Christian Association and the Young Women's Chris- tian Association are organizations open to all students for the purpose of promoting good fellowship and religious inspiration on the campus. Weeklv meetings are held, and committee chairmen carry on extensive programs both on the campus and in the city. Especially significant are the Student-Indus- trial joint meetings of the Y . M . (". A. and the Social Service work done by both associations in the hospitals and settlements of Indianapolis.
On the campus, discussion groups, special programs, and such social pro- jects as occasional banquets, teas and luncheons are carried on. One very interesting phase of Y . W . and Y . M . work is the sending of delegates to the annual summer conferences at Lake Geneva. Money is raised for this pur- pose by means of the Y. W. and Y. M. "Geneva Stunt" programs which arc put on by the sororities and fraternities.
During the^ first weeks of college the Y. W. C. A. and the Y. M. C. A. have "mixers," open house, and other social entertainments, for the pur- pose of becoming acquainted with the new students. Besides the regular campus activities, discussion groups, student forums, and missionary study, these organizations carry on in co-operation with the citv Y . W . C. A . and
Y. M . C. A. further work.
A chapter of Phi Kappa Phi an honorary scholarship society, was installed
in Butler university on April 20, 1922. The charter members are Dean James W. Putnam, and Professors Henry L. Bruner. Elijah N". Johnson. Henry M, Gelston. William <'. Morro. Elijah Jordan. Milton D. Baumgart- ner, John S. Harrison Giuo Ratti. Anna Weaver. Wilmer C. Harris. William L. Richardson. Guy H. Shadinger, and Howard E. Jensen.
The faculty members of the society elect new members each year from the upper fourth of the senior class. An average of three from each class may also he elected from the alumni.
Scarlet Quill, an honorary society for senior women, exists for the three- fold purpose of encouraging and recognizing high standards of scholarship. "I supporting worthy college enterprises and of awarding an annual Sopho- more Scholarship. Ten girls, who have been active in student affairs and who rank high scholastically, are chosen annually at the end of their Junior
j'car to carry on the work of Scarlet Quill, which is petitioning the national honorary, Mortar Board. The Senior Class Banquet is traditionally given "V this oganization.
The Searf Club was organized December 18, 1921. by ten voting women, representative from each sorority and ten unorganized students are chosen each year on the basis of character and scholarship. The purpose of he organization is to promote good fellowship among women students. Each
semester one entertainment is given for all freshman girls. BUTLER'S BUILDINGS
TKW I e t - u s C X D ' a m 1 , 1 0 buildings on the old campus—
Jhe main college building contains recitation rooms, besides the adminis-
Pwve offices, the college chapel, and Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. balls,
l a c i c n c e Hall contains recitation rooms, the museum hall, and the chemistry,
wnysies, zoology, and botany laboratories.
zool n i l l .s e "m contains valuable material for illustrating the sciences of MNCRALO V aml
tain 1 i' ' K. - eeology. Some of the specimens have been ob- n c t ' by purchase, some have been obtained bv purchase, some have been
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The Quiet Corner
A £torm at Won San By FANNIE W . BUTTERFIELD
// foamed and sinned at our very door.
And heal the wall with an angry roar;
The arev mists fell and the xvaters flow. And my heart was sick for a sight of you.
I stood transfixed as the typhoon sped.
A whirling spray-clouds o'er my head,
I stood transfixed, though I had no fear,—
But the sea ivas black and I zvished you near.
I walked furrows of sea-weed green
And sea-weed brown, with the foam between.
The opal foam from the raging sea. Hurled onto the lonely beach near me.
I, too, on the wind-spent beach, adrift,
Saw, suddenly, through the fog, a rift,
Where a white sail shone 'gainst a bit of blue And brought me cheer from the world and you.
That bit of blue made my heart to sing.
The sail took my thoughts to you a-wing;
And the trees bent low and the storm raged on; But its fury thrilled—for my mood was gone.
—Osaka Manichi, Songdo,

Korea.


OCTOBER. 1927
Sxultation
By J UANITA MEDBURY
They told me you'd not come again;
They buried you; they said 'twas plain That you would never come again.—
But they were fools.
"Dust unto dust" . . . I shed no tear; For well I knew when skies were clear. When the blue
Of the hills was a mystic lure, I knew That you would come again.
Last night I heard the west wind call
Down through the valley zvhere the hushed steps fall Of all the woodland's ghostly throng.
That was not all:
A willow trembled against the sky;
In a silver mist the moon rode by;
Lilac bloom was a purple stain
Upon my heart.
Sight, deep-eyed, with floating hair . . .
Ah, how COULD they know, or care.
In the scented dusk, that
You were there/
The (^Monogram of Beauty
A good fairy in the long ago
In trying to find Beauty
Was playing with a magic Alphabet.
After vain attempts, unnumbered
She began anew.
"A Pi I'll take to build a sure
And next an Omicron
To signify unbroken friendship."
She mused: "What next?
Ah, yes, an Alpha bespeaking constancy to an ideal. And now, perhaps, a jewel to make complete
My monogram of Beauty."
From deep within a golden case
She tumbled unset jewels,—
Diamonds, pearls, a blood-red ruby.
"At last." she cried.
And in the Alpha placed the stone.
foundation.


41
To DKACMA
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Dorothy

Alpha O's in the Daily Press
Mielke, By
1927
L A WANDA
Portland
FENLASON
Ityse
^ueen
AL P H A O's have a queen, a really truly one. who reigned for a whole week over some 350,000 subjects and a great many visi- tors who flocked to her kingdom so that they, too, might enjoy the delights of her beautiful regime. She is Dorothy Mielke of Alpha Sigma, and she ruled as Queen Dorothy II] over Portland. Ore., during the Festival cm Roses in June.
Dainty dancers vied for her approval at the coronation ceremonies, gorgeous floats of the floral parade filed through Portland's' streets with Queen Dorothy at their head, fun- makers competed for her smiles ("which aren't at all hard to provoke). Each night ended with the gorgeous presentation of the pageant
"Rosaria." There were countless luncheons, teas, dinner dances for her Highness. Indeed. Dorothy had not a moment of proletarian quiet until after the Queen's Ball, which was given in her honor Saturday night.
Sunday after the Festival Dorothy was resting—gladly—butj entirely willing (she told me) to start being a queen again Mondaw Dorothy has lovely brown hair, once short cut but now almost
long enough to do up. blue eyes, and cool fair skin. But the nicest thing about Dot—that's what we call her—is herself. She possesses a personality which does more than all the royal robes to make her queenly. It is her cordiality, her wonderful hospitality—her ability to put everyone at ease without losing a bit of her natural poise—;1 which sets her apart. She is generous, sympathetic, but a real live college Miss, brimming over with enthusiasm for work and play, wit* plans for present and future.
Dorothy is decidedly attractive in a way all her own. Independ- ence is half her charm. She has ideas and opinions, and her oWJ particular tastes.
Altogether she makes a verv gracious queen and a verv lovabfej Alpha O.


OCTOBER, 1927 45
When you Marry Choose a Kappa (§igma — (§o Say Four <9\u Kappa £isters
IT is not unusual to find two sisters the wives of Kappa Signias; sometimes there are even as many as three in a family who find Kappa Sigs to be the pick of them all. Hut: four Dallas girls, each as beautiful as Texas advertisements claim Lone Star girls to be. probably have established a record in making benedicts of Kappa Sigmas.
The four arc daughters of Mr. and Mrs. \V . F. Pendleton. 5016
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M«. AMI MILS. MACDONALD
MIL AMI Mus. HII.I.
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Bbbott avenue, Dallas, Texas. A l l are members of Alpha Omicron Pi (Nu Kappa chapter) at Southern Methodist university.
Ktta Louise Pendleton and John \. MacDonald ( W ashington and Lee "12) were the first of the group to marry, on May 17, 1922. They now have two children. Malcolm and Norman.
It was considered something of a coincidence when on Aug. 22.
MR. AMI MKS. NOLKX
Mil. AMI MHH. I.VTh
] 'Bcrnicc Pendleton and Requa W. Bell (William Jewell 14) ^Pre married. Thev also have two children. Margaret Ann and Billy. '
But when Irene Pendleton and Bryan W . Nolen (Oklahoma A . and M . '26) were married on August 16, 1923. there was of course
othnin-U l jK. ( |o n c |j u t f( ,r Xonna Pendleton, youngest of the four,
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marry Bill Lyte (Oklahoma '25) on last Jan. 9.
—The Caduccus of Kappa Sigma.


46 To DRAGMA e5\ipp Orleans Alumnae Chapter Work Lauded
H P H E New Orleans Times Picayune published the following clip-
ping about the latest work of our New Orleans Alumnae chapter:
One year of service was completed last month by the Lucy Renaud station of the Child Welfare association, situated in a small cottage not far from St. Roch's church, at 2476 North Prieur street. This station was equipped by the New Orleans alumnae of the Alpha Omicron Pi, a national college fraternity, in memory of one of its deceased members, and is the second station to be so equipped by this organization. The first was the station at 2718 Burgundy street, dedicated some time ago to the memory of Helen Grevem- berg, who died during the World war.
In this year of service, the Lucy Renaud station has served a total of 1500 persons in its well-baby and maternity clinics, according to figures on file in the main office of the association. Two clinics a week were held to teach mothers how to feed and care for their babies, and one a week to teach them to care for themselves before the babies come. There were fifty-eight
new and 583 old maternity cases, making a total of 641. which includes after- care.
One hundred and two new and 885 old cases, making a total of 987, were seen at the pediatric clinics, where advice on feeding and clothing of infants is given to mothers in order to prevent illness. This record of work, officials of the association say, is excellent for a new station, and something of which the donors should be proud.
We are proud of New Orleans' work. Let us read of other chap- ters' philanthropy.
Sn Sympathy With Our Socialist Cfounder
IT is an old story for radicals to be called crazy by their enemies. It is a new thing to try to penalize radicals by actually trying to prove them psychopathic. If every non-conformist can be proved mentally unsound simply because he or she will not travel with the herd, human progress is at an end and a new weapon of tyranny has been forged. This is precisely what Superintendent O'Shea and
some of his associates seek to do in the New York schools. The superintendent himself let the cat out of the bag by announcing that many radicals "are considered by medical men of some eminence as psychopathic." Some effort to apply this judgment to Miss Ruth Hardy, a brilliant and competent teacher, has been made.
Miss Hardy is but one of three teachers who have been refused the promotions to which their examinations and record entitle them. The others are D r . Jessie W allace Ilughan, a prominent Socialist, and Dr. Abraham Lefkowitz at one time active in the effort to form a farmer-labor parly. Against neither of these teachers is there any charge whatsoever against their activities in school. Their ability is admitted even by their enemies. They are penalized simply because, out of school hours they have dared to express their own opinions on politics and economics. Such control over education is far more dangerous than any control over the police which the bosses no^ exercise.—Union Labor Record, Wilmington, N. C.


OCTOBER, 1927 47
Mrs. Glantzberg speaks at Belfast
MRS. PINCKNEY ESTES GLANTZBERG (Psi), of New- York, one of the leaders in the National B. P. W . Club work and a well known lawyer, at present counsel for the Superintendent of Insurance in that State, was the guest of honor of the Belfast club.
All were literally charmed with Mrs. Glantzberg. She is un- assuming, brilliant, a born diplomat, an artist with sarcasm, and an out and out suffragist. In fact she is considered hy many the most entertaining speaker to visit the local B. P. W . club in its history.
By request she told several Southern stories in an inimitable manner and true to nature. She was born in South Carolina and lived her early life on a large plantation with her parents and six brothers and sisters.
After apologizing for the frivolous stories she began to speak on the subject she had chosen for her formal address. "The Changed Status of Women." She pictured her early home life with the in- fluence of a self-sacrificing and overworked mother due principally to the negligence of a selfish and indifferent father. These condi- tions caused her to go out in the world, to gain an education by her own efforts,to take the A. B. at a man's college just beginning its co- educational work, to graduate from the law school of the University of Pennsylvania and to begin the practice of law. the first woman in her home state.
Thus equipped she is able to do a vast amount of effective work in the interest of women, especially in the National B. P. W . Associa- tion.
Mrs. Glantzberg owns and occupies a summer home in Winthrop, Maine, and it is hoped she may later visit Belfast again.
—The Republican Journal, Belfast, Maine.
(Mrs. Glantzberg is national Panhellenic Delegate for Alpha < >micron Pi.)
Alpha 0 is <T{elief Worker at Sntrex
' J p H E Ncwcomb Arcade contained the following notes about tw o former members of Pi chapter:
Susan K. Gillean ( P i ) , head of the Children's Bureau, has done excellent work in organizing relief work among the refugees at the "trex. Ruth Dreyfus, Bertha Scheuermann, Carolyn Drey tons. • 'leliii,. Katz, Spoggy Rocquet. Emilic Koch, Pet Cummings Black. j".1'! Mary Hosmer Buck are busy aiding the flood sufferers. The f 5 ? W elfare, under Mary Railey, '09. has also done excellent work
J" this emergency.
W 7 ' taJ<e pleasure in printing the following letter, which awakens a
De T?e e I i n £ of Pr 'dc but no surprise:
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v> r u l t h c D L ': i r A r c a d c -
' ' spirit often becomes public spirit later on in civic life is
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< 1 think, by thc enclosed clipping relative to the success of a recent
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