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Published by Alpha Omicron Pi, 2015-10-05 16:30:36

1939 January - To Dragma

(no vol. #)

UBLISHED QUARTERLY BY ALPHA OMICRON PI

JANUARY 1939

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Grand Canyon

If you visit Grand Canyon on your California trip
this summer, you'll find every South Rim facility
at its very best for enjoyment of the Canyon's in-
describable beauty and majesty—famous El Tovar,
and the new Bright Angel Lodge; the great Watch
Tower, and every bridle path, rim drive and inner
Canyon trail • And here's a suggestion—don't
leave your camera behind, especially if you
take colored movies. You'll find peerless
subjects in the shifting light and shadows and
molten colors of this templed abyss

T. B. Gallahcr, P. T. M., Santa Fe System Lines
Chicago, Illinois

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TD DRAGMA

P U B L I S H E D BY A L P H A O M I C R O N PI

JANUARY, 1939

New Faces for Old 2
Fourteen Months with the Ice Follies 4
Return to Sanity via Occupational Therapy 6
Nora Kelly, Supervisor
No Gifts for Their Stockings 10
For Mothers Only 10
Alpha Omicron Pi—The Lengthened Shadow 11
This Magazine Must Be a Leader 12
Elizabeth Roberts Cole: Lawyer, Organizer, Mother 13
Cincinnati Has Ideal Publicity 14
Wanted! Fraternal Cooperation 16
Scholarship: 1936-37 17
Honors: 1937-38 19
Alpha Omicron + Pi = Sorority in Louisiana 23
Pasadena Paradise 23
Grand Canyon, AOII Special Stopover 25
The Alpha O Campus Survey 26
Memory Book 31
The Alumnce Chapter Album 33
For the Tuckies 40
"Makan Ketjils" Means Tea in Java 48
New Books by Sister Authors

Cc omm . JABABO HAS A SUGAR MILL Edited by WILMA SMITH LELAND
FIRST LADY OF THE CAMPUS . . .
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N EW aces

ome with a woman, with Pat Smith looked
suit that the child would like this when he
e best possible attention, came to the office.
en who are in charge of
clinics here have repeat-
me that they prefer to
en in the schools because
very thorough work. In
'tia the opportunities are
later than in general prac-
tise the patients are all
ranging in ages from two

rs of age.
\ps l had better explain
rthodontia" means. Like
f our medical and dental
t has a mixed derivation
lie Greek "'ortho" — right.

Latin "dontia" meaning
I seems to me it would have
npler to say tooth-straight-

A plaster cast of
the jaws was made
for diagnosis (page
3); the extraction
of the tooth (right)
and treatments re-
sulted in Pat's ap-
pearance improv-
ing im mcasiirabl v
(page 3). Left: Dr.
Cowan makes a
band.

erring specialist rather than ortho-
dontist, just as we say "ear, nose
and throat specialist," rather than
otolaryngologist. An orthodontist
then is a dentist who realigns and
corrects the position of malposed
teeth. This includes diagnosing the
cases, from individual study mod-
els of the mouths, together with
histories, X-rays of the teeth, skull,
and hand; determining the prob-
able etiology, and working out a
plan of treatment; constructing
suitable appliances in the patient's
mouth and in the laboratory, and
the timely adjusting of the appli-
ances to accomplish the desired
tooth movement.

Diagnosis forms an interesting
and exhaustive field, because here
the problem of growth and devel-
opment must be studied together

By MARGARET IRENE
COWAN, Beta Tail

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For Did . means to bring the tee h into the To me the social contacts with
ideal positions with the least my young patients are most inter-
amount of pain and inc Dnvenience esting. They come to see me at
to the patient varying intervals and it is fascinat-
The construction of a] pliances is ing to watch their progress and
not difficult but require s training, development. The children are
skill, and patience in 1 l e art of frank and sincere, and willing to
bending and soldering vires that cooperate when they understand
will fit a model with at error of why you want them to carry out
less than one one-thousai dth of an instructions, so that working with
inch. Women are partici larly suit- them becomes a genuine pleasure.
ed to this aspect of the w ork, espe- They are eager to learn and listen
cially in filing, grinding a id polish- attentively when they are given
ing the tiny bands, hoo cs, spurs, 1lip-exercises, and toothbrushing les-
and springs, work akin 1|o that of sons ; they have keen memories,
a jeweler. and thus keep their operator ever
on the alert. Adults in a dental
In adjusting an appli mce, the chair usually tell their dentist their
amount of action must )e meas- most intimate thoughts, and the chil-
ured accurately for eacl patient, dren are exactly the same. They
because there is no set rule to fol- volunteer information that mother
low, and one individual may be and father would be astonished to
able to stand only half as much hear. In fact, sometimes the whole
pressure as another, and even one- family background may be deter-
thousandth of an inch out may mined by some chance remark of the
cause extreme discomfort to the
patient.
( T U R N TO P A G E 47)

with the heredity and environment I
of the individual.

Environment includes disease,
diet, and habits (such as thumb-
sucking, mouth-breathing, lip-bit-
ing, chin-pillowing while reading),
all of which play a part in the dis-
tortion of the face of the individ-
ual. A prominent orthodontist once
told me that it required sixty years
to become an orthodontist, and my
own short experience tells me that
he meant at least fifty-nine years
to be devoted to the study of diag-
nosis. Treatment is intimately re-
lated to diagnosis and once the di-
agnosis is made is merely a matter
of determining- the best mechanical

Right: Dr. Coaan discusses orthodontia with
a patient.

'g' FOURTEEN months with the Ice time they ut on a show. Week- was in Tulsa, Oklahoma; then St.
Follies! Train rides, rehear- days there are rehearsals in both Louis, Kansas City, Cleveland,
the mornin [ and afternoon to learn Chicago, Detroit, and from there to
sals, shows in twenty-three cities— routines f( r the winter tour. In the eastern cities—Baltimore, New
all brought many interesting ex- summer. 1 )37, Gustave Lussi of York, New Haven, Boston, Provi-
periences. We joined the Ice Fol- Take Placid New York, was the dence, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh,
lies in July, 1937. Our first en- skating d ector. The next sum- Hershey, Pennsylvania, and others.
gagement was in Atlantic City, mer, Frar :is Claudet of Ottawa, We also played in Montreal and
New Jersey, at the Convention Canada, the skating director, Quebec. We saw many interesting
Hall on the Board Walk. Every roi t ine is worked out ex- places in these cities.
actlv to acfa beat of the music
Perhaps it would be best to be- Tulsa AO I I alumnae were won-
gin by telling you of the organiza-
tion of the Ice Follies. It is a Fourteen Months With
musical revue on ice. There are
four owners, Eddie Shipstad, Roy
Shipstad, Oscar Johnson, and Ed

•F-

Mahlke, the business manager. The and rlhearsed, changed, worked By ALICE EYLAR, Tau
first three are the famous skaters
from St. Paul. There are about over, and finally presented in At- derful to us. Hershey, the candy
thirty girls in the troupe, ranging lantic IJity, near the end of the town, has the most beautiful sports
•iiL-age—from sixte^n~To~Twenty-six^ seasonf Notice I didn't say "and arena of any city we were in.
and about fifteen men. Then there finally perfected." No skater feels Our hotel was on Chocolate Ave-
are property men, ice men, a ward- that a number is ever perfect. nue and Cocoa Street. In Phila-
robe mistress, a secretary, an or- Even after it has been rehearsed delphia we visited the Betsy Ross
chestra director, and two musi- several hundred times, it can be House, Independence Hall, Christ
cians. rehearsed for timing, placing, or Church, the famous Wanamaker
expression. Skating in the sum- store, and the University of Penn-
During the last two years the mer sounds very cool and refresh- sylvania, where we tried to find
Ice Follies have gone to Atlantic ing. As a matter of fact, it was so some AO l i s but were unsuccess-
City for July and August—the two warm that many of us skated in ful. In New York Citv we went
popular months at this gay, seaside seersucker bathing suits.
resort. Every night during this
Our first engagement in the fall

to the top of the Empire State through the Harvard Museum, We wanted to take a sleigh ride
Building, took the Rockefeller Cen- where the exquisite glass flowers up Mount Royal in Montreal, but
ter tour (we were lucky enough are. We went to the A O n house it had been thawing so we went
to be there to see the charming in Syracuse. They were very hos- shopping for flannel shirts and
Christmas program at Music Hall), pitable to us. yarn instead.
went through the Normandy, ate
at the Waldorf Astoria, walked One day in New Haven, after a All winter we traveled from city
down Fifth Avenue, and appeared rehearsal, we were sitting in our to city, skating nearly every night,
with the Ice Follies for one week hotel room with curlers in our hair
at Madison Square Garden. Bos- and knitting. Someone knocked
ton baked beans in Boston are ex- at the door (we always had callers
when our hair had been put up).

the Ice Follies

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The snowball and the top hat numbers were We opened the door—and there and skating in one city about one
on the list of Follies' chorus numbers. In top were Mary Woodring Wells and week. Often we would pack our
hats Alice is on the end to the left; Betty Mary Stone from Tau. We were bags before the evening show and
at the other end. The sixth skater, left, is so glad to see them! be prepared to leave on the mid-
Snowball Alice; Betty is the fourth from the night train for the next city. We
In Quebec we took a sleigh ride traveled by train entirely, either in
right. around the new and the old part a private coach or in two private
of the city. The numbers of the pullmans if by night. Our hotel
cellent. We saw Paul Revere's Ice Follies were announced in
House, Breed's Hill, Old Ironsides, French there. ( T U R N TO P A G E 47)
and the old State Buildings. We
also went to Cambridge, across the
river from Boston, and went

(J) "OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY may strength and capacity increase, the many a dear old lady enjoys. Then
type and extent of occupation is again some young college girl will
be defined as any free, volun- regulated and graded accordingly. enjoy pattern weaving, while an art
tary, and expressive activity, men- The only reliable measure of the student would be thrilled to make
tal or physical, definitely prescribed treatment is the effect upon the her own design for leather tooling.
and guided for the distinct purpose patient. I f the patient becomes in- Many a musician, who perhaps in
of contributing to and hastening re- terested and is eager to do his work the past has been a member of a
covery from disease or injury." each day, then the occupational fine symphony, has been able to re-
therapy aid knows that she has ac- sume her first love of music by lim-
From every walk of life, from complished her object. Novelty, bering up her fingers on the piano,
every different economic level, with variety, individuality, and utility of stiffened through neglect because of
every gradation of intellect and the product given to the patients nervous disorder. Many a stenog-
with every type of mental disease enhances the value of an occupation rapher has regained her knowledge
come these patients—all with one as a treatment measure. Quality, of typewriting and shorthand un-
motivation—that of getting well. quantity, and salability of the prod- der the guidance of a trained in-
This effort to get well and resume ucts may prove beneficial by satis- structor in office work. Many
a place in society is, on the sur- fying and stimulating the patient newspaper men have found them-
face, sometimes dramatic and then but are never permitted to obscure selves intrigued out of their own
again humdrum. What it means the main purpose. morbid condition by becoming in-
to each individual is so vital that terested in the stories of fellow pa-
no one will ever be able to describe As these patients proceed to tients while at work and perhaps
adequately in fiction the real emo- work, some of them form them- upon leaving the hospital are able
tions taking place in a mentally-ill selves into little cliques. It is very to use many a bit of romance found
person. stimulating and touching to see in a psychopathic ward. Even the
them respond and help each other. house-frau type of patient, after
Let us transport our readers to This sort of group work is very attending class and doing some
the Psychopathic Ward, City Hos- strongly recommended as it allows plain sewing, proceeds to plan
pital, Cleveland, Ohio, the sixth them to forget themselves and future changes in her own home.
largest general hospital in the coun- arouse a normal interest in social
try. The psychopathic ward con-
sists of twelve typical hospital di- Return to Sanity
visions containing three hundred
patients in all. The Occupational contacts. The type of crafts given One famous architect who had
Therapy Department handles an to patients range from simple pull- been a patient here overcame some
average of half of these in the ing of cotton for packing soft toys of his paranoid ideas by construct-
shops and classrooms which are to elaborate crafts in weaving and ing a beautiful Christmas scene
located in the basement of this metal designing. Perhaps some consisting of a little cottage with
building. Every day those patients blind woman or a patient who is trellises made from beaver board.
who are able to attend the classes unable to do anything else will sew This was used to decorate the stage
are brought down under medical carpet rags, an occupation that upon which the Christmas carol
advice at regular intervals for pe-
riods which total three and a half
hours per day.

The Occupational Therapy Shop
itself is attractive and might be a
junior college except for the locked
doors—in fact, the patients say
so themselves. The walls are a
soft pink, and the furniture is a
turquoise blue, upholstered in dusty
pink, brown, and aqua to blend
with the walls. There is a huge
bright yellow umbrella, giving a
dash of color to the other and
more practical pieces of furniture
in the room, the whole effect being
one designed to stimulate and
cheer.

Each individual, as he enters the
room, is greeted by an instructor
who guides him to some craft
which interests him and is within
his capability. As the patient's

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with its eternal theme was given
by the patients.

Speaking of Christmas, it is a
very depressing time for the pa-
tients to be away from home. At
least a part of the time is made
easier when they give their per-
formance of the Christmas carol
which mirrors many of the patients,
themselves, ranging from a Tiny
Tim to a dour old Scrooge. Their
participation in the Christmas
spirit keeps up their good cheer
and courage at that time.

Once a month all the occupa-
tional therapy patients attend a
talkie which consists of two shorts,
usually a travelogue, a Mickey
Mouse, and a main feature. Every
patient is thrilled with these movies
and enjoys this type of entertain-
ment more than any other. Also
when the weather permits, the pa-
tients are out of doors gardening

Seen from the air Cleveland General Hospital stretches itself out
to be the sixth largest of its kind in the country. Patients weave,
sewf embroider, carve, whittle, to soothe their minds. The best
of the handicrafts are sold. Right: Florence Keyerlcbcr is doing
splendid work in restoring broken spirits to normal citizens.

Via Occupational Therapy

and playing ball. This out-of-door partment. It allows for a greate
activity has a very stimulating men- expansion of the work, increasin
tal and physical effect. the variety of craft and givin
more attention to the individual a
One of the new side lights of a whole.
this work is the Works Progress
Administration project which has The Occupational Therapy Sho
been in existence for two years and of today at City Hospital is as fa
has become a vital part of this de- a cry from its early years as th

ft; HARK ! is that the wagon ? We in piles—booKs here, dolls there,
were sitting in front of our balls in another place, knives and
musical toys; the new clothes and
living room fire on a cold Decem- garb in their respective places. By
aer night, about seven o'clock. The the time we had done all this, it
wagon had gone to Hyden for was nearly midnight, our clinic
jhristmas toys at four that morn- looking a wonderful sight, and we
ng and it is a long hard trip to thought what fun it would be to
Hyden in the winter, four times turn some child loose in it for an
Fording Middle Fork each way. hour or two.
rhe river was high, there was lots
j f mud and tonight it was freez- Next morning we rushed out
ng hard, and if the wagon could early to see our most urgent sick
lot get in with the presents which cases and mothers and babies be-
ire sent in every year by AO l i s cause at eleven o'clock we were
from all over the States, our chil- expecting four of our local teachers
iren would have no Christmas at to come and help. On the dot of
ill—not even candy. Listen again! eleven, along they came. We got
^es, sure enough, we could hear out our lists of children in the
he mule bells jingling in the dis- various families, boys and girls,
ance. We put on our sheepskins, names and ages, so that we could
;ot out our flashlights, and went quickly pick out each present with
lown to the gate to help the man the least possible delay. Paper,
mload. There were the mules with string, candy, and candy bags were
cicles on their legs and tails, a all laid out. Two teachers started
loar frost around their heads-— off on the candy—six hundred bags
;lad to rest, but impatient to get to be filled with about ten to twelve
lome for feed and barn. I n a short pieces of colored candy in each bag.
ime we had unloaded the wagon Next we began selecting the pres-
if all its boxes and barrels and ent for each child, one of the teach-
•rought them up to the house. The ers wrapping the package with a
nan, after hastily swallowing some bag of candy inside and the name
iot coffee and refusing supper on clearly written on the outside. On,
he plea that his mules were im- on down the list we went, rather in-
latient to get home, hurried off. clined to be too generous at first;
but with that terrible feeling" that
We unpacked and sorted all the the gifts would not hold out, sud-
oys, clothing, candy, placing them

N D GIFTS for

denly we became very conservative. speech giving Mrs. Breck- just have a peep inside the church
Finally we finished with just a few inridge's Christmas greeting and house.
spare things in reserve for the child explaining how people from afar
who might have been missed or sent in their gifts. Then after a We then walked back to the cen-
might turn up unexpectedly. There hearty round of applause, the pres- ter with some of the children. As
was little talking as we worked,— ents were given out. Your imag- we got to where the creek ran into
an occasional remark as, each inations must recreate that scene the river, a temporary foot-log had
teacher knowing his own school, for I cannot begin to describe the been stretched across because of
said, "This one needs a warm excitement of all of these six hun- the high water. There was a loud
sweater" or "warm stockings." dred children—Santa Claus and weeping and wailing as one little
Great care is taken to see that one his helpers emptying all the sacks girl in her efforts to walk the log,
baseball present goes to each school. under the Christmas tree—then dropped her beloved new doll into
quietness as each child listened the rushing waters and it was
At four-thirty all the packages tensely for his or her name to be quickly washed away down the
were labeled and ready, a separate called. Very soon all the gifts were Middle Fork. What to do! We
package for each one, and all the distributed, all the empty sacks hastily searched our almost empty
litter cleared up. We decided a picked up by the various people saddle bags to see if by chance we
wash and supper was needed, after willing to clear up the litter. I had a doll left and thanks to your
which, with many thanks from us looked around at all the different generosity, we had and the little
for their work, the teachers left for children—some hastily pulled the girl went happily on her way.
their homes and we thankfully wrappings from their gifts, others
crawled into our beds, hoping we clutched their packages intact, And so another Christmas party,
would not be called out to a mid- others ate their candy, swapping a made possible by the generosity of
wifery case that night. But then pink piece for a yellow piece, as of our friends beyond the moun-
again, hoping that it would be to- children will do everywhere, and tains, was over.
night rather than tomorrow, the I couldn't help but wish that all of
day of our Christmas party. you who make this possible could

Next morning at seven-thirty we
saw the first children going along
to the church house, which was
borrowed for the occasion as it is
the largest room in the district.
The wagons were loaded and we
all set off. When we got to the
church, the fire had already been
made, a huge Christmas tree set up
in one corner by the teachers. By

Their Stockings Ry NORA KELLY, Supervisor,
AOII Social Service Work

nCihn•rMeistiCmsseanstKerpesallryatniedsdeaisncpriahbreetrsy afbroturitcleea.ocnheThofeorfteheatmhree.

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^Jor IfFjotkeifS Onty micron night gives us a deeper sense of the
meaning of our fraternity. This
% T H E University of Maine has % As Emerson once said, "an in- feeling is expressed in the words
a new custom of entertaining stitution is the lengthened of Sigma's favorite song:
Through the long years we are
at Freshmen-Parents' Day. The shadow of a person or group
university and the Alumni Associa- of persons." Our nation is the bound together
tion sponsored the second program lengthened shadow of the two men In the bonds of our dear AO 11
of its kind on October 22. The whose statesmanship contributed To preserve her glorious name for-
parents of the class of 1942 turned most to its growth, Washington and
out 236 families strong. Lincoln. Our loved University of ever.
California is the lengthened shadow
In recording the affairs of the of President Benjamin Ide Wheel- We have not just four years as
day the Maine Alumnus quoted ex- er, whose aspirations are the source members of Alpha Omicron P i ;
cerpts of the address for the of its power. And tonight we have we have the rest of our lives to
mothers given by Mrs. Lewis Libby gathered to celebrate the founding carry on undimmed the torch which
(Aileen Hobart, Y '14), of Milford. of an institution which is the those four women lit for us in
So apt are her remarks that many lengthened shadow of four great
mothers will find she has made women of far-reaching ideals. Their 1897.—LENORE HENNESSEY, Presi-
articulate thoughts in their minds: shadow has stretched throughout
the United States, wherever Alpha dent of Sigma.
" I suppose our real education as Omicron Pi has been established.
mothers began about the time our S 1?
children entered high school. We, To those in the active chapter sn& flflfi 9%
whr there is another significance in she can and will do the things she
Founders' Day in addition to that should.
garments, anc of honoring our Founders. We are "Teach her to be tolerant; toler-
how late to stay to the dance, and constantly striving to further our- ant of the God-given beauty of
the weeks came and went and we selves in activities, to increase others without being jealous; toler-
earned our M.A. by surviving sev- Sigma's prominence on the campus; ant of the misfortunes and short-
eral crises rather than by writing in our studies, to build up our comings of others without being
theses. . . . scholarship; and in our friendships, superior; tolerant of the opinions
to make a united group of girls of others, for we women are guilty
"It is a good thing for a girl to with a common spirit. But in our of making too many snap judg-
be a freshman again, last year she efforts to strengthen Sigma Chap- ments.
.was a senior, looked up to and ad- ter we are apt to overlook the "Teach her to work. Probably
mired by a younger group of broth- broader scope of our fraternity, to no other thing has added to our
ers and sisters and friends; she was think that Sigma Chapter is Alpha unpopularity as mothers as has the
waited on and showered with gifts Omicron Pi. An occasion like to- household chores we have insisted
and attention. I f you remember night is invaluable in bringing us on having done. But teach her to
back that far, there never was, nor to a realization of the far-reaching work for what she learns and en-
has been since, a time when you quality of our fraternity. We real- joys ; never will this country be
knew as much as when you were a ize that sometime within the next safe nor happy until people again
high school senior, so she comes to month forty-one other chapters will learn to work and to want to work.
you full of confidence and assur- be meeting with their alumnse to Teach her to adjust herself to cir-
ance and not a little cocky. We celebrate the same occasion which cumstances and conditions that
want you to squelch the cockiness we honor tonight. We realize that arise so that she will find much
but not the confidence and assur- we are one-forty-second of a na- joy; so that she can take the bit-
ance; temper it i f you must but tional fraternity which is spread- ter with the sweet and play the
leave with her the confidence that ing the service of Alpha Omicron game as truly and as squarely as
Pi throughout the United States. your varsity team.
( C O N T I N U E D I N C O L U M N 3) "Teach her to rest—the hurry
Being here with you alumnae to- and rush of today are sapping the
10 strength and beauty from our lives.
Teach her to take time to think, to
read and to dream and in this way
to acquire a calmness of thought
and purpose.
"So in 1942 send us back our girl
child; make her as modern as a
new hat, but when you award her
a degree be sure that there is in-
delibly stamped on her heart and
mind the courage, the kindliness,
and the serenity of the pioneer
women of our country."

$g T H E history of children's magazines shows that JAOWJILL
it is a hazardous business. Even in halcyon W °7Ae MAGAZINE for WBOYSWGIRLS
»OSSth«T
economic days when we thought a depression was a DECEMBER, 1938
low hollow place, the publishing road was strewn
with juvenile casualties. Magazines for boys and .„ , u -
girls came—and went. Of course the reason for this
situation was that advertisers did not advertise in chil- Be a Leader . . .
dren's periodicals. Why, then, would anyone start a
children's magazine now?

In the first place, times change, as smart old Cicero
once remarked, and we must change with them. This
is the age of the child. Home life is tuned to the
needs of boys and girls; medical people have uncov-
ered special ways in which to care for children; food
and clothing salesmen are aware of the younger gen-
eration. Where once there was no such thing as a
"juvenile market," now it is an established economic
factor.

In entering this field from the publishing angle,
how can we make J A C K A N D J I L L the kind of maga-
zine that will meet current demands ? Advertisers are
already knocking at our door, asking to buy space.
When the time comes to let them in, what sort of
market shall we have ready for them?

The obvious answer is that we must make J A C K A N D

This Magazine Must

J I L L such a good children's magazine that it will be Says A D A CAMPBELL ROSE, Rho
in popular demand. But we cannot be vague on this
score; we have to go deeper, to decide what we mean Editor of lack and lill
by a "good children's magazine."
We had that science story written for little children;
In the first place, we will not try to span too wide it was simply executed, and playfully illustrated. But
an age range. I t certainly is a mistake to make a there was real stuff in it—real enough to command
periodical for boys and girls from three years old up the attention of a learned scholar. So long as we
to fifteen. In the end the product would be such a continue to fill the pages of J A C K A N D J I L L with such
hodge-podge that no child could get much from it. real entertainment, there is going to be a demand for
We have picked the younger group of readers for our magazine.
J A C K A N D J I L L , and there we shall stick.
So, we shall keep within a reasonable age group;
This does not mean that older children will not and we shall put the best sort of up-to-date material
enjoy the magazine, for they will. Grown-ups will in this periodical. But there is something else we
enjoy it, too. But it will be written for boys and girls must do in order to make a "good children's maga-
up to about ten. zine." We must found each issue upon a definite
policy. For without objectives, no magazine is worth
And this brings us to the realization that good liter- the paper it is printed on.
ature is ageless in its appeal. By putting the best
sort of writing and illustration in J A C K A N D J I L L , we This is true not only of children's periodicals. Any
are confident that we can make this periodical an im- magazine must be going someplace if its readers are
portant publication. The issues will not be overly really to respect it. Those readers need not realize
showy; they will be modern without being sophisti- what the policy is; but they do recognize whether or
cated; by its very simplicity and good taste, we hope, not a book stands for something.
the quality of J A C K A N D J I L L may be recognized.
I f you have occasion to follow the progress of J A C K
Our point about children's literature being universal A N D J I L L , you will enjoy figuring out what our ob-
in its appeal is well demonstrated by a letter which jectives are. For we are not proceeding on the theory
came to the office after the appearance of our first that "anything will do for children." We have am-
issue. I t is from an eminent American writer on bitious ideas about the future of this magazine. Curtis
scientific topics—Paul de Kruif. And this sentence is publishing three leaders: The Saturday Evening
comes from his letter: "Your science story on leaves Post, the Ladies' Home Journal, and The Country
was excellently done, and I learned a lot from it."— Gentleman. J A C K A N D J I L L must be a leader, too.

11

f j T H E wide windows of her liv- Elizabeth setts, that mecca of scientists in
ing room command the most Roberts summer, was the wedding place, but
only a month later she was called
beautiful view of the Hudson Cole to New York on that old Russian
River, the majestic Palisades and coiitract business and was separ-
the regal arches and steel lacery ated from her newly wedded hus-
of the George Washington bridge band for six weeks!
that Manhattan affords. Light
floods the room even on a misty Again and again she has been
day, but as if not content with the called by other organizations and
light on the far side of the room, ours to untie their knots, to un-
her large mahogany desk is placed tangle webs, to incorporate and re-
in front of those wide windows. organize and to help them go for-
Seated at her spacious desk in her ward on a better business basis.
own beautiful living room, and not In 1930, while President of the
in an ordinary office, is indeed the A O n Chicago Alumnae Associa-
right setting for Elizabeth Roberts tion, Elizabeth, Cora Jane Stroh-
Cole, lawyer, organizer, mother, eker and Alice Smith Thomson
and chairman of the Board of worked out the group alumnse plan
Trustees of our Anniversary En- system. She has been a member
dowment Fund. of the Board of Directors of the
Women's University Club of Chi-
Can I tell you more about her cago, and, actively interested in the
than you already know? Perhaps

cJlawyer — Organizer — l^f]otLer

not. We all know her as one of the By JOHANNA BUECKING Chicago Drama League, she was
most brilliant members of our fra- BUERGER, Epsilon called upon to incorporate and re-
ternity, one of our clearest think- organize it. In our own organiza-
ers with a tremendous capacity for in 1926, was a fellow at Harvard tion as Chairman of the Anniver-
hard work, an extra bump of moral for two years and had a year's sary Endowment Fund since
courage and intellectual honesty association at Leipzig, Germany, March, 1935, we are grateful to her
and with forward looking vision with Peter de Bye, a recent Nobel for her untiring and vigilant work
that enables her to be a true legal prize winner in physics. And did in reorganizing A.E.F. on a busi-
advisor and an untangler of diffi- you know that Elizabeth met Ken ness basis.
cult webs. But perhaps some of in Berlin after an exciting trip to
you don't know quite so well the Russia? In 1929, Elizabeth, al- I f I have skipped over some of
very human Elizabeth, the very ready an experienced lawyer, had Elizabeth's scholastic honors, it is
human experiences that she has had gone with her father, Colonel Rob- not because they were lacking, but
in her rich and eventful life erts, to Russia to help him with because, knowing her, they would
intricate Russian business con- be just what you would expect.
First let me introduce—but here tracts. After four months in Rus- Transferring from Mills College in
he comes toddling into her living sia the contract seemed settled at Oakland, California, to the Uni-
room and right up to our mahog- last, but Elizabeth says, with a versity of California, she pledged
any desk—Roger Braley Cole, just smile in her voice, that trouble with A O n when she was a junior and
one year and a half and as ador- the Russian contract seemed to graduated as Bachelor of Arts cum
able and full of life as an AO I I hang over them for a long time and laude in 1923. In 1925 she took
baby can be. And Roger is an was a real bugaboo in their ro- her degree of Juris Doctor from
Alpha 0 baby if there ever was mance. Elizabeth continued to the same University, and in the
one, for born on April 20, 1937, handle the negotiations at her law same year passed her Illinois Bar
at Harkness Pavilion at Columbia firm, Gallagher, Rinaker, William- Examinations in Chicago.
Medical Center in New York, he son and Hall, in Chicago, and her
almost went to Convention when father said she couldn't get mar- And so, just as her wide clear
he was two months old! ried until it was finished, but it windows command a far view of
was finally agreed that they be Hendrik Hudson's grand old river,
Secondly, may I present "Ken," married right away if she would so Elizabeth's clear intellectual
really Dr. Kenneth S. Cole, and come on the Russian contract busi- vision and human insight com-
Elizabeth's very human husband, ness the minute she was needed. mands a far-reaching view of our
and almost as young looking as she, And so, Woods Hole, Massachu- needs and progress, and patiently
though his scholastic kudos and ex- but surely she continues to untie
perience belie his age. He received the knots and untangle the webs
his Ph.D. from Cornell University that are presented to her.

12

Cincinnati Has Ideal Publicity Each year every chapter sends a Christ-
mas box and constantly they are sewing,
for not only do they have the joy of
being together but they are doing some-
thing worthwhile.

Miss Betty Hansen, Vice President of
the Cincinnati Alumna? Chapter, is in
charge of the philanthropic work, both
local and national, f o r this group. She
is also adviser to the active chapter at
the University of Cincinnati. Under her
direction the coming year promises to be

The above photograph presents Miss to take care of himself and those neai ® DOROTHY KENYON, N U , the only rep-
Bland Morrow, social service director and dear to him, but when man stretche resentative f r o m the United States
of the Frontier Nursing Service, in con- out his help to unfortunate peoples
ference with a little Kentucky mountain the highways and byways he is at las on the League of Nations Committee
girl. becoming civilized." on the Legal Status of Women, has
been appointed Justice of the Municipal
The summer Gab-And-Stitch Club of The experiment being carried on Court by Mayor F. H . LaGuardia of
the Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter of A l - the Kentucky mountains in rural nurs New York. Miss Kenyon succeeds Jus-
pha Omicron Pi Sorority has been sew- ing and hygiene by the Frontier Nurs- tice Benedict D. Dineen, who was elect-
ing for the Frontier Nursing Service. ing Service is unique. I t is the hope that ed to the Supreme Court in November.
Meeting every Tuesday afternoon, they the findings will aid not only our own She was sworn in on January 23, im-
have been able to furnish quite a supply country but also other countries in mediately after her return to the States
of sun suits f o r the little mountain girls. bringing similar aid to their rural pop- f r o m a meeting of the League's Com-
Miss Bland Morrow, who has been with ulation. Already visitors have come to mittee in Europe. Miss Kenyon was
the service f o r the past 10 years and see Mrs. Breckinridge and her general formerly First Deputy Commissioner of
who is the director of the Social Serv- setup f r o m our Indian reservations and Licenses in New York, having been ap-
ice Department, found it necessary to f r o m many of our states. Men and pointed by Mayor LaGuardia in 1935.
educate the mountain mothers to the women have also come f r o m Australia, She resigned to resume private practice
idea of sun suits, but now they are very Persia, England, Sweden, etc., to ob- at the end of two years.
enthusiastically accepted. serve. Eventually Mrs. Breckinridge
hopes to establish a training school f o r 13
Since every organization must find midwives in rural areas.
some justification f o r its existence and
since most women's organizations look Alpha Omicron P i is glad to be a
to philanthropy for that justification, part of this experiment. Annual con-
Alpha Omicron Pi has taken its place in tributions in money are made by the ac-
the field by underwriting the Social tive and alumnae chapters and the mem-
Service Department of the Frontier bership at large. I n addition, the organi-
Nursing Service. I n a recent speech zation has a National Clothesline Com-
made by Mrs. Breckinridge, founder mittee, which supervises the sending of
and director of the service, before the boxes of toys, used clothing, layettes,
Cincinnati committee, she remarked that cooking utensils, as well as new frocks
"it is only instinct which prompts man for the girls and overalls f o r the boys.

WANTED!

Fraternal Cooperation

jsness. worthy political planning; where system and anticipate the evils of such
Tuesday morning an open forum on nhellenic should work to increase the a system by well regulated Panhellenic
"Cooperation, Progress, Result," led by mbership of smaller groups on the rules; to recognize the fact that de-
Miss H i x , stressed cooperation i n : mpus by working out a limitation of ferred rushing and pledging prolongs
Fraternity relationships, where it mbership plan which will take into and accentuates the bad features of the
emanates f r o m the harmony which count the enrollment of women, par- system, impairs scholarship, eliminates
exists in our individual fraternity groups ularly freshmen, the personnel of the freshman guidance and adjustment ac-
—individual groups should develop tol- udent body, the number of fraterni- quired through fraternity life, and de-
erance, fellowship and sisterhood. s on campus, the fraternity and col- velops pettiness and jealousies which re-
College relationships, where each ge housing situation and the financial sult in hard feelings; to work toward
group should build fraternity standards sponsibilities. the maintenance during rushing season
that will set the "atmosphere" of the Intrafraternity relationships, because of a Panhellenic office with definite
college; where fraternity women should anhellenic is built on the basic prin- hours and with a disinterested person
strive toward a better faculty under- iple that beyond our individual groups appointed by Panhellenic in charge; and
standing of the Greekletter system es the Greek system with a united pur- to encourage the regulation of summer
through constructive Panhellenic com- ose, and that balance and stability rushing by city Panhellenics.
mittees, friendly conferences and social mist come through cooperative action
contacts; where Panhellenic should go ather than individual effort. A formal banquet was held Tuesday-
on record as opposing the fraternity That Panhellenics can achieve prog- evening at the Georgian Hotel, with the
combines which run the campus political ess by: feature a beautiful musical program
set-up in a cut and dried manner by Constructive Panhellenic programs, arranged f o r the occasion.
sponsoring the selection of campus offi- which devote more effort to analyzing
cers on ability, using petitions, oral and the college and fraternity needs of the The report of the findings committee
written examinations as a basis f o r campus, which do not conflict with af- on Wednesday morning gave three rec-
selection, by being pioneers in this field fairs adequately taken care of by other ommendations to the conference:
campus organizations, and which place
14 more emphasis on scholarship and That a committee be appointed to
assist in improving "study conditions1' make a study of political (Systems on
on the campus; which encourage the campuses in the conference with special
individual fraternity cultural programs emphasis where combines have been
by obtaining, i f possible, a list of re- eliminated, and that the conclusions of
sourceful leaders who would be avail- this committee be made available to
able for discussions and talks to groups ; all colleges and universities in the re-
which analyze objectively traditional gion in the hope that the information
practices that are pure formality and may prove valuable to campuses faced
meaningless, eliminating those and sub- with this problem.
stituting a program which will achieve
wholesome, constructive reforms in line That the conference recommends as a
with the fraternity needs. valuable assistance in encouraging schol-
Changes in the rushing procedure to arship the policy of pledging only girls
make it less formalized and less expen- who have a high school average of C
sive ; to discourage definitely the pres- or above.
sure methods that bring on emotional
upsets; to discourage the "promise" That the conference go on record as
favoring the elimination of the use of
Is your chapter working for Greek letters in local and national high
school sororities by working with and
the best interests of all through National Panhellenic Congress
and cooperating with the Parent-Teach-
chapters on your campus? ers Association.

I n the last session a secret ballot was
taken on the question of the worth of
such conferences, and was unanimously
in favor of having them continued by
NPC.

A farewell luncheon was held at 1 :30
p. m. on Wednesday at which Mrs.

Ellen McWhorter, the Dean of Women vital points: that Panhellenic and the ward intelligent control of groups as to
at the University of Georgia, spoke on campus recognize that fraternities exist size and method of selection with the
"The Cultural Responsibility of the because of the college and for the wel- suggestion that fraternities should adopt
Sororities to the World." fare of the college; that Panhellenic the NPC membership limitation plan;
identify its program with the aims of cooperation must replace competition be-
jbistnct III the institution—by striving for the wel- tween like groups; a more equitable
fare of personalities, both organized distribution of membership is more de-
erence ut <=JLou.i&ville and unorganized, on the campus—by sirable than an unbalance resulting f r o m
dealing constructively with the possibili- unlimited membership. Each delegate
District I I I met in regional conference ties f o r social education by developing discussed the situation as it existed on
at the Brown Hotel, Louisville, Ky., of individuals in manners, cooperation, her campus and gave specific plans
October 21-23. The Panhellenic leaders toleration and service—by reflecting the which had met the local needs, giving in
in charge were Mrs. C. E. Rader, * M ; finest intellectual standards of the insti- writing an outline of the system in use
Mrs. C. Arthur Carlson, A S A ; and Mrs. tion in fraternity activities and environ- on her campus. Dean Fretts and Miss
John W . Pease, A Z . The 133 registered ments ; that pseudo-Panhellenism be Jones, President of Panhellenic Council,
at the conference included seven Deans avoided by educating members to appre- gave a detailed account of the history
of Women and assistants, 41 college ciate the true Hellenist's ideals of wis- of the experiment at Ohio Wesleyan.
Panhellenic representatives, six repre- dom, beauty, and art.
senting City Panhellenics, and 24 f r a - A third round table on "Interfrater-
ternity officers. Clara Pierce, K K r , gave some excel- nity Cooperation" was led by Mrs.
lent measurements f o r "Campus Stan- Howard L . Parker, A * . These specific
Registration Friday morning was f o l - dards", mentioning standards of conduct suggestions f o r assisting small groups
lowed by a drive over the city and tea in selecting new members; responsibility were given: the building up of Pan-
at the University of Louisville. Friday- of Panhellenic to work constructively hellenic appreciation for the value of
evening dinner in the Roof Garden of with the administration for progress; membership in each of the 23 NPC
the Hotel was featured by an address high standards in campus political prac- fraternities; membership limitation plans
on "The Fine A r t of Working with tices to prepare for good citizenship —voluntary cutting of memberships by
People," by Mrs. A. B. Sawyer, KA6. after college; responsibility of Pan- large chapters; Panhellenic rushing for
This talk stressed cooperation rather hellenic to control "beauty queen small chapters; the study of the article
than competition, correct attitude to- racket" since most queens are frater- on "Interfraternity Cooperation" in the
ward the other sex (opposite sex is to nity members; social responsibility and NPC Manual of Information.
be considered neither superior nor in- need f o r standards to judge new cus-
ferior), and purpose. toms and discard those which do not The luncheon speaker was Katherine
add to the dignity of college l i f e ; chap- Davis, A O I I , whose topic was "Frater-
Friday evening at eight o'clock the ter house customs set to meet and main- nity Publicity." Katherine stressed the
conference was officially opened, with tain the dignity of the home atmos- fact that the most effective publicity
Mrs. C. Arthur Carlson presiding. A f t e r phere—"Stag line evil"; cultural prog- which NPC and its member fraterni-
introductions of Deans of Women, f r a - grams of fraternities should be in line ties can have lies in the worth-while
ternity officers, delegates and committee with campus programs of similar na- achievements of its chapters and mem-
chairmen, greetings and response and a ture ; round tables on campus standards bers. Reporting of minor social events
report of the registration committee, as a means of educating and influencing bears the stigma of advertising and only
Mrs. C. E. Rader gave an address on campus trends. emphasizes the term "social fraternity."
"Current Panhellenic Trends." She Definite fraternity publicity should be
brought out these points: increased co- The first round table discussion on sought for everything which shows the
operation between fraternity officers and "Panhellenic Organization" was led by emphasis which fraternities place on
college administration; increased co- Alpha Omicron Pi's President, Mary honors for individual members, chapters
operation between officers of all frater- Dee Drummond. She brought out sev- or fraternities, on good scholarship,
nities ; increased emphasis on the cul- eral important points: that the trend of good citizenship and high social stan-
tural programs of fraternities—libraries, life is toward organization; that the dards, and f o r actions or comments
firesides and other group discussions efficient Panhellenic functions through which prove the value of fraternity
with artists, musicians, lecturers, faculty the following committees: executive, membership and the life-long loyalty of
members and outside friends as speak- pledge, scholarship, finance, activities, representative men and women. Kather-
ers; changes in education are being met with special committees f o r studying ine also reported on a survey which she
by changes in fraternity—fraternity pro- rushing, house management, and pledge is making on the publicity methods of
grams are coordinated with those of problems; that organization is achieved NPC fraternities.
the college; educators and fraternity through committee work; that the un-
officers are stressing the trend toward organized Panhellenic functions mainly I n the afternoon sessions the groups
training students as social beings, as well for rushing and so works only at rush f r o m City Panhellenics and College Pan-
as training them as mental beings; time—the need is f o r a constructive all- hellenics held separate sessions. The
changes in type of leadership—fraterni- year program; that alumnae participation City Panhellenic representatives dis-
ties develop democratic leadership; f r a - is valuable; that college Panhellenics cussed program, membership, projects
ternities are developing programs to should support the Mortar Board merit and finance with Mrs. John Pease pre-
train members f o r good citizenship; in- system in campus politics; and that the siding.
creased use of chapter house as a cen- new National Panhellenic Congress
ter of training for gracious living— Manual should be studied and its sug- The College Panhellenics discussed
fraternities develop a dignified social gested program f o r college Panhellenics "Panhellenic Projects" which was led
life. and other suggestions be used. by Mrs. Katherine Ingle, Dean of
Women at the University of Cincinnati,
The Saturday morning session was A round table on "Membership Dis- and her assistant, Mrs. Grace Little.
called to order by Mrs. Pease, who in- tribution" was led by Frances Jones, Mrs. Ingle stated that the objectives
troduced Dean of Women Dr. Hilda KA, Mary Helen Fretts (Dean of of Panhellenic projects were to socialize
Threlkeld, University of Louisville, who Women at Ohio Wesleyan University), the individual; to introduce standards
spoke on "The Relation of Panhellenic and Miss Ruth Jones, I I B * . This dis- and ideals which can be incorporated in
to the Campus." She pointed out these cussion brought out the general trends every-day living; and to foster projects
in the fields of labor, business and other which will bridge the gap between un-
areas of social relations as tending to- derclassmen and upperclassmen and

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15

Chapter 1936-37 AOn rank AOII Average Highest Individual
average among 1935-36 AOII Average
sororities
Average rank Gertrude Anderson
of women's Virginia Early
sororities Virginia Early
Average rank Martha Jump
of all women Sue Shelton
Jeanne Mann
Alpha Phi 81.504 2/5 80.202 80.003 80.5 2/5
Alpha Pi (1) 1.255 12/17 1.447 1.364 1.759 1/18 Marjorie Michaels
16/17 1.384 1.423 1.28 4/17 Marie Schubert
Alpha Sigma (2) 12/19 2.4421 2.5316 2.543 5/16
(2) 2.3795 2/7 1.421 1.392 1.444 2/7 Jean Forsyth
Alpha Tau (1) 1.452 3/7 1.416 1.400 1.389 6/7 Ann Messing
(2) 1.438 2.577 2.473 2.742 3/12 Ruth & Nelrie
Beta Gamma 2.573 5/12 Oglevee
Beta Kappa 1.6401 Jane Haslanger
No report available 12/16 1.72
Beta Phi (1) 1.53 17/17 1.5245 13/17 Mary E. Rennick
(2) 1.3592 1.6071 1.62 1.3045 15/17
Beta Tau 50. 7/11 1.545 43.1 11/11 Margaret Kyle
Beta Theta 8/9 1.684 1.622 Mary Ellen Kirk
Chi C + 5/20 3.5302 7/9 Mary Ellen Kirk
10/10 Doris Wiseman
Chi Delta .87 3/4 . - -1 2.28 4/4 Maurine Hettger
Delta 2.55 6/13 A~ ! 1+ 4/13 Mary F. Bradley
Epsilon (1) 75.5 4/13 78.14 78.84 4/13 Mary F. Bradley
(2) 78.0 4/10 EES 1.539 79 + 1/10 Virginia L . Carson
Epsilon Alpha (1) 1.79 3/10 1.72 1.408 3/10 Katherine Ascham
(2) 1.80 10/20 1.6003 1.81 & Caroline Dunbar
11/20 2.503 1.70 Edith Stokeley
18/27 2.578 Imogene Beamer
Eta (1) 1.624 7/27 1.678 78.0 1.795 8/20 Eunice Miller
(2) 1.707 1/14 1.756 1.48 1.661 12/20 H. Elizabeth Bold
2.46 2.53 2.481 Janet Meditch
Gamma (1) 3.33+ 4/5 3.44+ 4.294 3.52+ 9/27 Janet Meditch
Iota 3.6287 4/5 3.5487 1.28 3.75 + 3/27 Patricia Lennon
(2) 85.6 14/28 1.72 89.57 8/14 Alice E. Pass
Kappa (1) 2.20 5/27 1.517 88.4 6/14 Sara Postelle
(2) 2.17 8/9 2.563 2.06 5/5 Pauline Megenity
Kappa Omicron. (1) C 6/10 2.540 Venda Tow
(2) -1 1/4 2.30 Venda Tow
Kappa Theta 77.79 9/12 Lee Chapman
(1) 81.0 1+ 2/27 Ellen Srb
Lambda (2) 1.453 6/6 78.22 2+ 6/8
1.335 2/13 80.3 77.5 1/4
Lambda Sigma 1.3648 2/14 83.31 6/12
Nu 2.616 1.759 5/12
Nu Kappa (1) 2.745 2/9 1.66 1.750 11/14
(2) 15/20 1.5222 1.5542 1/14
Nu Omicron 3/10 2.522 2.439 2/9
Omega (1) 2.599 2.697 14/20
(2) 5/7 2.29 2.72 1/10
2/11 78.6 78.1 7/12
Omicron Pi 2.54 7/20 1.62 1.77
Omicron 76.5 5/20 2.732 81.2
Phi 17/26 3.500
Pi 1.73 5/23 4.155 3.59 14/20
Pi Delta 2.676 3/7 4.210 4.114 11/20
Psi 5/7 1.432 1.386 18/26
Rho 3.874 6/8 1.26 1.29 14/22
(1) 4.177 3/8 1.6061 1.833
Sigma (2) 4.324 16/19 1.7019 1.703 3/7
Tau 8/21 1.456 1.336 3/7
Tau Delta 1.401 2/24 5.64 3.69 7/8
1.34 8/17 3.43 3.48+ 5/16
Theta (1) 1.557+ 2.480 2.525 16/19
(2) 1.5650 2.556 2.709 10/21
Theta Eta (1) 1.98 6/18
(2) 1.470
Upsilon (1) 3.488
Zeta (2) 3.50
2.603

Explanation: \t~!*t2£; i <m a r l of -A O n ... . i n College. b l e to get data from the univer- M . IRENE TONES,
Chapters for r were una National Scholarship Officer,
/17—indicates numb er of sororities June 13, 1938.
which informat on is in complete eithe
sity or else failed to report.

Scholarship: 1 9 3B-3 7

^ I F we are allowed to change the atically, and continually" to the truth members of Kappa live in the dormitory.
that the grades of your chapters count. I was struck, too, by the fact that no
word "nation" to "sorority" in Hen- We know that often scarcely .5 of a activity goes on at Randolph-Macon
drick Van Loon's statement in The Arts, point comes between the first ranking without the leadership or aid of AOJIs
we might say, "There is only one way chapter and the last on a campus and (witness the May court pictured in
to improve the taste of a sorority. I t therefore to rank twelfth is not as se- October). No bookworms, these girls,
cannot be done in a hurry and it can- rious as it sounds. Yet in several in- but students who are educating them-
not be done by force. I t can be ac- stances chapters have fallen below the selves in a very thorough way.
complished only by exposing people pa- all-women average and that is serious.
tiently and systematically, and contin- In my everyday routine it is my busi-
ually to that which is truly 'good,' to In analyzing the report (and neither ness to read thoroughly the magazines
that which is truly 'noble' in the sense your Scholarship nor the Executive Sec- of other fraternities. I remark the sel-
that it deserves to be 'known'." retary asked me to do otherwise than dom-varying phenomenon that chapters
publish this), I was interested to find in all groups, well-rounded in extra-
Your editor would dislike to think that our ranking chapters, N u and Kap- curricular activities, show good scholar-
that Alpha Omicron Pi needs educating pa, are "houseless" chapters. The mem- ship reports; the same is true f o r in-
to believe that scholarship is important, bers of N u are largely town girls, com- dividuals. Have you ever noticed how
that we have to "expose" our under- muting to New York University; the many Mortar Board members wear
graduate members "patiently, system- * K $ or *BK keys?

16

Mrs. John K. Taylor, Alpha Phi, Jean Ballingcr, Omega 4>BK, danced Sue Shelton, Denison 4>BK, sang
won her <f>K<f> laurels at Montana in Miami's Orchesis drama, be- in the Chorus, won membership
as Mary Linqutn. longed to both French and English in WAA, and noiv she teaches

honoraries. in Nitro High School, West

A linguist who won the French gov- Virginia.

ernment's medal for _ excellence in
that language, who introduced the
Italian consul in his native tongue,
is Dorothy Brumby, 18-year-old Pi
4 B K graduate from Newcomb
(above left).

Jeanne Mann, Beta Gamma, fin-
ished Michigan State as a mon .
ber of •fcK*. She was a junior F
member of ON and Mortal \

Board.

Montec Debnam, Lambda
Sigma, was a Georgia ac-
tress, but that didn't keep
her from $>K4> membership.

Ethel Krans Johnson, Beta Gamma, Beatrice Trudeau was one of
belonged to 4»K* and ON at Michi- I Pi's two 4»BKs out of Newcomb's

gan State. nine members.

F% Ilk. Honors: 1937-38

Jean Forsyth, Delta, was the O f f -
Hill representative to Jackson's
student government.

No wonder Martha Jump, Alpha
Tau, finished Denison as a 4>BK
—she was a straight A student.
Jane Haslanger, Eta, is a mu-
sician, a member of 2 A I . Mor-
tar Board, and finally 4»K*t\ at

Wisconsin.
Marjory Bvlger, Omicron Pi, stud-
ied interior decorating as well as
literature at Michigan and put her
arts course into practise at once by

marrying Dr. David B. Foster.

Math and Latin were majors for
Jane Lee Minetree, Kappa, so we
aren't surprised that she was busi-
ness manager of the junior class, in
the Greek play, and in the Lat;n
Club at Randolph-Macon, a *BK-

Margaret Emily Harvey. Nu
0micron, belonged to Bachelor
M aides (p eti t toning Mortar
Board) at Vandcrbilt.

MP

President of Penn State's Woman's Virginia Horton, Theta Eta, was on
Recreation Association is Rachel M. the YW Board and WAA Council
Epsilon Alpha Mortar before she became a member of
Bcckdel, Board. Mortar Board.

Mortar Board

President Virginia Trappe, Iota, Hazel Hoffman, Omega, is presi-
is also a member of Mortar dent of Miami's Mortar Board
Board at Illinois (below right).
(left).

Sarah Postclle, Tau Delta, Mortar Birmingham Southern's Coed Coun-
Board, was president of Belles Let cil is headed by Lillian Keener, Tau
tres at Birmingham Southern
Delta member of Mortar Board

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Twice president this year is Ruth Dorothy Hobbs, Pi Delta, was ottt- Vice president of Maryland's YW Peggy Jane Peebler, Alpha Sigma,
Ketchum, Mortar Board, of Ore- standing in activities at Maryland is Louise Tucker, Pi Delta Mortar is vice president of A WS and a
and topped it off with Mortar Board. member of Oregon's Mortar Board.
gon's YW and Alpha Sigma. Board.

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Kathryn Adam, left end, was one of the winsome cowgirls who greeted comers to the LSU rodeo. She belongs to Alpha 0micron Chapter.

P E G G Y K I L P A T R I C K dserves
Alpha Omicron+Pi=AOII in Louisiana

fg U N D E R the spreading magnolia with Dean of Women Nora Neill Adam, Eddis Schrault, Kathryn
trees of the Louisiana State Power and assistant Mrs. Marcus Lobrano, Doris Fleming, and Peggy
Wilkerson, both who have been of Kilpatrick.
University campus on November great help to the new AO lis.
5, Alpha Omicron was ushered i n - Lucie Walne ( I I ) , and Mrs. Parks Saturday followed with a lunch-
to the realm of glory as the baby Pedrick ( I I ) were the other mem- eon by 3>M, initiation and installa-
chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi. I n bers of the installation committee. tion. The six girls who were the
the presence of Mary Dee D r u m - charter members of Alpha Omi-
mond, President, the oldest active Preceding the pledging service cron Chapter and who were initi-
chapter, Pi, of Sophie Newcomb, which took place Friday afternoon, ated were Thyra Holt, Monroe;
New Orleans, and the newest, November 5, in the sorority room Louise Smith, Jackson, Mississippi;
formed the Greek letters of the in the L S U Panhellenic house, Kathryn Adam, Pass Christian,
sorority and now Louisiana proud- Lambda, inter-sorority organiza- Mississippi; Virginia Chadick,
ly boasts of both Alpha Omicron tion, honored Alpha Omicron and Shreveport; Doris Fleming, New
and Pi Chapters. the installation committee at a Orleans; and Peggy Kilpatrick,
luncheon. Pledging was then con- Fort Wayne, Indiana.
W i t h the arrival of Mary Dee ferred upon Thyra Holt, Louise
Drummond and Dorothy Pool Smith, Virginia Chadick, Lizette In the evening the new chapter
Marker, Great Lakes District Su- Muller, Helen Smith, Kathryn was hostess to many actives,
perintendent, conferences began pledges, patronesses, and alumna?

"f- furnished red roses for various
services. Kappa Delta found
*%. china appropriate, A A I I , a scrap-
book, and ATA, intersorority organ-
m ization, a serving tray. Pi Chap-
ter sent an end table so welcome
! for the radio and numerous other
chapters and alumnae groups sent
Officers of Alpha Omicron are Miriam Scales, vice president; Thyra Holt, president; appreciated telegrams.
Eleanor McKcnzic, recording secretary; and Virginia Chadick, treasurer. Mary Dec Drum-
mond, center, installed the chapter. Alpha Omicron was established
on the L S U campus during the
at a formal banquet at the L S U Sororities Committee. "The fall session of 1937. The colon-
Country Club. The theme was that izers were Elizabeth Scales W i l -
of the debutante, Alpha Omicron, Favorite Aunts" were the alumnae kerson and Nan Duvic, both of
being formally introduced to so- Pi. Gradually girls were added
ciety, that society of the L S U cam- who were introduced by Kathyrn and today it promises to be one
pus. A f t e r the A O I I Grace had of the most outstanding groups on
been sung, a welcome was given by Lobrano, pledge president and the campus. To uphold this com-
Beryl Madison ( K ) and alumna ment it must stand high along
adviser. The toasts of the "re- "Friends of the Debutante" were with KKT, KA, AXQ, ASA.
ceiving line'' consisted of the Big AAA, n B $ , XQ, BSO, S A T , A E $ ,
Sisters of Alpha Omicron, given the patronessess introduced by- AZ, $ M , and A A I I .
by Miriam Scales, transfer f r o m
P i ; Mother of the Debutante, Although L S U has no sorority
Elizabeth Scales Wilkerson. a houses, each sorority has a room
colonizer; Social Adviser to De- in the newly constructed Panhel-
butante. Thyra Holt, chapter presi- lenic House. Alpha Omicron has
dent ; the Debutante, introduced by been fortunate in securing and
Mary Dee Drummond; and Dis- furnishing one of the loveliest
tinguished Friends, by Nibby Mc- rooms in the building. This,
Kenzie, also a Pi transfer who along with the tea dance which
then introduced Nora Neill Power is to be given January 7, are the
and Mrs. Marcus Wilkerson. "The first year accomplishments of the
Visiting Members of Royalty" who baby chapter.
also played an important part i n
the life of the "deb" were intro- ADII
duced as President of L S U James
Monroe Smith; Dean Fred Frey, Evelyn Dawson ( I I ) .
chairman of the Fraternities and
Alpha Omicron formally intro-

duced their national officers and

other guests at a coffee given Sun-

day morning in the Smith Hall

reception room. Following was the

installation of chapter officers

who are Thyra Holt, president;

M i r i a m Scales, vice president;

Nibby McKenzie, secretary; Louise

Smith, corresponding secretary; r

Virginia Chadick, treasurer; Doris

Fleming, study plan officer; and

Peggy Kilpatrick, Panhellenic

representative and publicity direc-

tor.

The good will of the other chap-

ters and of other campus organi-

zations was fully extended. W o -

men's Panhellenic presented us

with a beautiful white radio for Lucie Walnc, Pi, was the chairman of

the chapter room and AXQ Alpha Omicron's colonization committee.

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I T is naturally w i t h a great one of the loveliest in the build- the corner of the second floor with
deal of pride and boastfulness a southwest exposure and with two
that we of Pi Chapter down here ing. extra large casement windows on
in New Orleans look on the one side and a large French door
wonderful progress made during Leola and Rosamund, who toiled at one end opening on a balcony.
the past year by our prize protege, tirelessly on frequent trips to As furnished the whole room is
the new Alpha Omicron Chapter Baton Rouge throughout the sum- somewhat modern in feeling with
at L S U , so it is no wonder that mer and early fall to complete the an atmosphere of a comfortable
we feel especially grateful to two room in time for the installation home living room. On the floor is
of the new chapter in November, a large sand beige rug and at the
Leola Goodman Scales went south from give the following minute descrip- opposite end of the room are two
Illinois, but she kept her niche in tion of the home of the Alpha large closets, one w i t h shelves and
Alpha O and made it stronger by seeing Omicron Chapter. one with a rod for hanging facili-
that two daughters "pledged aright." ties.
"The room is ideally located on
"On the side of the long wall
opposite the windows is placed a
deep well-cushioned couch up-
holstered in a deep royal blue. The
windows and the door are cur-
tained with floor length traverse
curtains i n two shades of blue,
blending with the couch and a
matching large chair and giving a
soft and lovely appearance against
the dead white of the walls.

"Flanking the couch and facing
the coffee table in front of it are
two rich rose-red modified barrel-
backed chairs chosen not only to
harmonize with the blue in the

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Rosamund Hill Schneidau, Pi, worked
very hard that Alpha Omicron's chapter
room should be ready in time for
installation.

Has RDDHI in Panhellenic Building

members of our alumnae who have LSV's Panhellenic building was completed recently and houses chapter rooms for the
been practically fairy godmothers campus sororities.
to our baby chapter. 21

For it is a heavy debt of grati-
tude indeed that both chapters owe
Leola Goodwin Scales ( I T 4 ) and
Rosamund Hill Schneidau ( I I
T 4 ) , who with the same spirit of
cooperation that has marked their
years of activity in A O I I thus far,
volunteered their services in mak-
ing the new chapter "at home" on
the L S U campus.

This home which they were so
instrumental in arranging is the
new chapter room in the recently
constructed Panhellenic House on
the campus, a chapter room that
stands out among the neighboring
headquarters of the older, wealth-
ier, and larger sorority groups as

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A t Yuur $M\'\vv

California has a way of doing things on a colossal scale—Alpha O's Con-
vention is to be no exception. Just see the committees who are planning your
enjoyment : Mary deWitt Angier ( 2 ) promises the best AOPizctie yet (1) ;
now these are all chairmen of special committees ( 2 ) , while the General
Committee chairmen (3) are another group; Los Angeles Alumnae Chapter
has a pretty president, Madeline Lundin, but she has a rival in Margaret
Clifton, Convention chairman (4) ; there will be art at Convention with
Helen Hindle, vice president of the alumna; chapter, in charge (5) ; pub-
licity is important and Marjorie Alice Lenz is already at work with Madeline
and Mary as helpers (6) ; you can begin now to get acquainted with the Los
Angeles Alumnae Board f o r you will be saying, "Thank you," to them:
Helen Hindle, Hildegarde McRitchie, Betty Buckley, Madeline Lundin, and
Jean Steinberger ( 7 ) ; but Los Angeles Alumnae are not hostesses alone—
just watch out for these new initiates: Jo Ann McCandless, Margaret Stan-
ley, Virginia Rush, Gloria Regal (about whom you may read more else-
where later), and Barbara Coye.

PASADENA PARADISE

•fj' T H E New Year is with us now— hotel's staff will board the Convention egates is a visit to the renowned Forest
193!?—a very important year f o r train at a point far enough from Pasa- Lawn Memorial Park, famous for its
dena to enable him to assign rooms and many objets d'art. One of the most
Alpha Os throughout the country, f o r tag baggage before the train pulls into glorious of these is the life size replica
in less than six months A O n Conven- the station, so that delegates may be in glass of Leonardo da Vinci's "Last
tioneers will be California bound f o r escorted directly to their rooms upon Supper."
the 1939 National Convention. arrival.
However, all of convention week will
Convention headquarters are to be at Business sessions will take place in not be taken up with business and sight-
the Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, a the Huntington auditorium or ballroom seeing—there will be a play time for
city which draws its charm not only which has a seating capacity of 600. swimming, tennis, horseback riding, and
f r o m the natural beauty of the sur- For the first time in Alpha O Conven- badminton—so bring your play clothes,
rounding country, but also f r o m the in- tion history, a public address system A O n conventioneers.
teresting historical background which will be available f o r general business
lends an added enchantment to this part sessions and banquets. The Huntington Grand Canyon, Stopover
of California. Easily accessible f r o m auditorium will be easily adaptable f o r
the hotel are many famous landmarks, the installation of the system as it is | f When you've seen the Grand Can-
left by the Spaniards who occupied this equipped with an ample stage. yon of Arizona for yourself you
territory before it became a part of the
United States. A 25-minute drive will Conventioneers will dine f o r the most realize how natural it is to describe it.
take one to the old San Gabriel Mis- part in the luxurious Huntington din- The Indians do it, in a few words that
sion which was founded by the Fran- ing room, decorated in green and gold. say a lot. The first white man to look
ciscan Padres during the Spanish occu- The room is lined by windows on both down into it tried his hand at it. No
pation. Even the name "Pasadena" has sides and overlooks the Japanese Gar- doubt the last human to stand on the
a special magic all its own. This is a dens and sparkling swimming pool. rim will do likewise. In between, thou-
derivation from the Chippewa Indian With high ceiling and stately pillars, it sands have done and will continue to do
dialect, meaning "Crown of the Valley," will provide a perfect setting for many their varying best.
and it is on this crown that Convention Convention affairs, including the Ha-
headquarters will be located. waiian Dinner, the Forty-Niner Dinner, The only trouble is that you simply
and the Convention banquet. can't put words together that ever really
Convention events arc expected to be prepare the other chap for what he
doubly enjoyable this year with the fine Candlelighting will be held in an at- finds on his first Grand Canyon visit.
accommodations, both indoor and out- tractive outdoor setting on the hotel Apparently only the Grand Canyon is
door, available for delegates at the terrace the evening of July 4. July in big enough to describe itself.
Huntington Hotel, which, because of its California is always especially delight-
nearness to the populous center of ful, evenings are warm with usually a That first white man, by the way,
Southern California, combines the con- gentle breeze playing through the trees was one Don Garcia Lopez de Cardenas,
veniences of a city hotel with all the which should combine to make the can- a captain in the little army of the fa-
advantages of a country resort. In the dlelighting ceremony an impressive one, mous Spanish explorer, Coronado. In
warm month of July Alpha Os will find long to be remembered. This ceremony 1541, on a long scouting expedition, Car-
registration enjoyable in the Hunting- will follow an informal supper around denas came to a great river that stopped
ton's cool, spacious lobby which over- the hotel swimming pool, in the midst him short. The river was red and mud-
looks the picturesque San Gabriel Valley of the quaint Japanese Gardens. dy and so was christened Rio Colorado.
with its Spanish-type homes, graceful He reported that its banks rose "three
eucalyptus trees, date palms, peppers, Convention business will be inter- or four leagues into the air" and were
and oaks. Here also on the opening day spersed with interesting sightseeing trips "broken into pinnacles higher than the
of Convention the welcoming reception to the many points of interest easily ac- tower of the Cathedral of Seville."
will be given f r o m 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., cessible from the hotel. The famous
followed by the gathering of Panhel- Henry E. Huntington Library and A r t Perhaps the authorities of that dis-
lenic delegates f o r high tea f r o m 4:30 Gallery is within ten minutes of the tant day believed the report of Cardenas
to 6:30 p.m. A t this time representa- hotel. The library includes some 200,- and his men. Probably they didn't. A t
tives from Vassar, Bryn Mawr, Smith, 000 rare books and more than a million least no one then born lived to check
Wellesley, Scripps, Mills, and other and a quarter original manuscripts, val- them up. For two hundred years more
women's colleges will be our guests, as ued at more than 30 million dollars. A only the Indians saw the Grand Canyon.
well as the Panhellenic delegates of all tour of the California Institute of
national sororities and the Deans of Technology, also ten minutes f r o m the In 1776 another Spaniard, the priest
Women f r o m the Southern California hotel, has been planned f o r convention- Hernando d' Escalante Fontaneda, made
universities and colleges. eers. Interesting features of the Insti- a marvelous journey into what is now
tute are the million volt electrical lab- Colorado and Utah. He, too, saw the
A f t e r tea, Alpha Os may retire to oratory and the famous Guggenheim great canyon, without scaling its cliffs.
their spacious rooms, all of which have Aeronautical experimental station. On He did, however, work his way down to
outside exposures, facing the beautiful the summit of Mount Wilson is the and across the Red river higher up in
Sierra Madre Mountains on the north Mount Wilson Observatory of the Car- its canyon system. But people weren't
and overlooking the San Gabriel Valley negie Institute of Washington, D. C, traveling western America for pleasure
on the south, and rest f o r the opening where the world's largest telescope is in 1776 and Escalante's report followed
Convention ritual and initiation to be located. Another treat in store for del- many others into the buried archives of
held the evening of July 2. Although the Spain.
rooms are unusually large, the Hunt- By MARI0R1E ALICE LENZ,
ington never assigns more than two For yet another century the South-
people to a room, and every room has Publicity Chairman western wilderness hid the globe's most
its own private bath. To avoid confu- tremendous spectacle. Only the rare
sion in registering, a member of the travelers of a dangerous, little known
frontier saw the Grand Canyon. In

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Sheer -walls and unbelievable coloring make
the Grand Canyon a tnecca for tourists from
Europe as well as America. As though getting
AOUs to Convention were not enough, the
Santa Fe Special has arranged a day's stop-
1879 the railroad was still hundreds of Has the coming of the crowds spoiled over for us there with a thoroughly planned
miles away, though coming nearer. By the Grand Canyon? Hardly. There itinerary so that you won't miss a view.
1882 the Santa Fe had passed through isn't a town within miles of its twisting,
Flagstaff, Arizona, 65 miles to the south. painted depths. Only the spear point of miles east of El Tovar and the Santa
Travel to the Canyon increased appre- Santa Fe trackage touches its 220-mile Fe railhead. It is just here that the
ciably by horseback and stage coach, the lips. The motor roads and trails are main Canyon turns at right angles f r o m
latter charging what was real money about as conspicuous as scratches on north to west. One can see long
in those days—$20 gold for the round the tin roof of a warehouse. Eagles stretches of the Colorado, gleaming sil-
trip from the railroad. still wheel below you among the buried ver 5,000 feet below. There is no finer
mountains. A letter mailed f r o m one point f r o m which to watch the glory
Twenty more years, and the present rim to the other—ten miles in an air of a canyon sunset, the uprush of day
Santa Fe branch line was laid north line—travels 1,500 miles, through four from the eastern desert, or the awe-
from Williams—then, as now, the only states, to be delivered. some flash and roar of a wandering
direct rail connection to either rim. storm thrashing itself to pieces in the
"Dude" trails f o r saddle animals were There is plenty to do in Grand Can- canyon's throat. To the east, the Co-
worked slowly into and across the abyss. yon National Park, whether one's visit conino Plateau falls away into the shim-
Motor roads spread through the for- lasts a day or many days. Within walk- mering distances of the Painted Desert
est, to jutting points giving magnificent ing distance of the hotel there are in- and the Hopi and Navajo Indian coun-
views. The Santa Fe and Fred Harvey numerable vantage points f o r magnifi- try. Southward, lifted above the trees
built the now famous El Tovar Hotel, cent panoramic views, each one different by the tower, one may look across the
and added, a year or so ago, the ram- f r o m the other. There are bridle paths forest mantle f o r fifty miles to the
bling comfort of the Bright Angel through the red-shafted forest. There graceful l i f t of the San Francisco
Lodge, both on the brink of the Can- are breath-taking saddle trails into the Peaks, highest mountains in Arizona.
yon. The early hundreds had described inner-Canyon, down to and across the
at the indescribable well enough to in- hidden river and to Phantom Ranch, F i f t y lifetimes from now the titanic
trigue the curiosity of the world. By nearly a vertical mile below the hotels. trough of the Grand Canyon changeless
the end of this year 2,000,000 people will Motor drives reach out to ever-new and and always changing; too big to grasp
have journeyed to Grand Canyon by startling Canyon vistas, but none has or to mar, too beautiful to picture—will
motor and rail. Its visitors are drawn a more intriguing objective than the astound the visitor exactly as it did
from every state and territory of the great Watchtower placed on the tip of Garcia Lopez de Cardenas, Spanish don,
Union, and f r o m scores of foreign coun- Desert View Point, near the eastern in that year of our Lord, 1541.
tries. boundary of the Park, and some 26

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THE ALPHA D CAMPUS SURVEY

Marjorie Davies is president of Anne Rogers Messing, Epsilon,
Epsilon Alpha, a Mortar Board, belongs to the junior honorary,
and vice president of Omicron Raven and Serpent, at Cornell
as well as to Mortar Board.
Nu. Mortar Board member at Michi-
gan State as well as Panhellenic
\<J> W B had something d i f f e r e n t i n the way president is Dorothy Pickett.
of a dashing Pirate Tea at rushing and Beta Gamma. ru>hing initiation. Friday and Saturday, De-
cember 9 and 10, were the dates of our rum-
also repeated our bucking Western Dinner. of AOII, our four national Founders, and also mage sale.—MARJORIE DINAN, Michigan State
Dorothy Dell was chosen to ^TO and Francis to the founders of A4» Chapter. College.
O'Connell is a new Spur. Verna Dean Van
Arsdale had a leading part in the fall play. Our annual Christmas party where we all TEA dances were given for EN and EX;
During the quarter, initiation was held f o r draw names and exchange g i f t s w i l l be the
Olive Whitcomb, Marjorie Sternhagen, and last event of the f a l l q u a r t e r . — H E L E N TAYLOR, exchange dinners were held with Acacia,
Verna V a n Arsdale. Gerry Geiger was chosen Montana State College. EH, and AT. W e won second place f o r Home-
Women's Chairman for High School Week coming decorations which were "Bo White"
for 1939. Judy Doering '40 is attending BECAUSE of her versatility in the realm and his eleven d w a r f s . Carmen Cook ' 4 0 , be-
school this year at Oherlin, Ohio, and Alice of music Katherine (Kay) Wolfe '39 ing in charge. On one day we had a model
) une P e r r i n '40 at Redlands, California. W e was elected president of AO, the national pledge-active day during which time the
were again successful in maintaining the music honorary. K a y entertained us at the pledges took over the active duties and the
highest grade average f o r spring quarter '38 annual Founders' Day banquet with a difficult actives did the pledge duties. Our pledge
and also received the M o r t a r Board Scholar- piano selection. Jacqueline Jones, for two dance was given on November 5. W e enter-
ship Cup. The chapter was saddened at the years a member of Rho, is graduating f r o m tained Prof. J. H . Mueller and Miss Kate
death of Helen Thorpe '37. W e shall all miss Denison in January with the honor of being Mueller, Dean of Women, at dinner Novem-
her very much A dinner at the chapter house the president of Masquers, the Denison dra- ber 30, O u r pledges gave a tea f o r a l l so-
on December 8 marked Founders' Day. We matic organization. Alpha Tau has the honor rority pledges on December 4 and had a date
were happy to have so many o f our alumn.-e of having Jean Gregg elected to the vice pres- dinner on November 15.
with us and also to welcome back Helen Bol- idency of the W . S. G. T h e table decorations
ton M i l l e r who presided as our toastmistress. for Founders' Day banquet utilized the chil- Thanksgiving Eve was our party f o r the
l e t t e r s and telegrams were received and read dren's toys to be sent to K e n t u c k y . M r s . pledges. A date dinner preceded the Dames
f r o m many of the alumnae who were unable Charles Thomson ( A ) entertained the group, Ball on December 17. On December 7 we
to attend. The pledges sang their original which included members of seven different entertained the alumnae as our celebration f o r
song. Gifts were presented to the chapter chapters, w i t h an a u t h o r i t a t i v e talk concerning Founders' Day. A t present, we are conduct-
f r o m the actives, pledges, patronesses, and her experiences during her pleasant years in ing a raffle to raise money for our Social
alumnae. Toasts were given to the founding the " L a n d o f A O I I . " — L o i s N . BUCHANAN, Service Work donation. Those appointed to
Denison U. senior commencement activities: Margaret
Edna Louise Harrison, Gam-ima, pres- Kerkling '39, Memorial Committee; Virginia
idents All-Maine Women and OUR annual retreat, held this year at Lee Fellmy '39, Peace Pipe Committee; Hazel
Omicron Nu. Dorothy Pickett's home in Detroit, was Parsons '39, Breakfast Committee. Other
a big incentive to us to make this year B f ' s
best and biggest. W e took a day off f r o m A Bachelor ft f aide at Vanderbilt was
our meetings and planned to attend Virginia Mary Thayer Barnhart, Nu Omicron.
Smith's '38, wedding. She and her husband,
George Hyett, are now living in Detroit. Dur-
ing the first week back at school we had a
grand time putting up drapes and moving
furniture in our newly decorated house. Our
first chance to show it off was a tea introduc-
ing our new house-mother, Mrs. Leila Vibert
of Saginaw. A n inspired f o r m a l r u s h i n g sea-
son brought 12 pledges into the chapter fold.
Since informal has begun we have pledged
four more, our total 16. Initiation was held
this term for Barbara Hankinson, Jane Wise,
and Marjorie Dinan. Back for the event were
Helen Lee '36, of Flint, Laura Kronquist '38,
now at the University of Michigan, Dorothy
Jackson '38, Kathryn Neidermeier '38, and
Jeanne M a n n , ' 3 8 . A f u t u r e AOn", M a r i l y n ,
was born to Louise Muncie Roehn, September
24. Our fall term party took the novel form
of a hayride. There were 6 0 of us piled onto
two wagons, but we d i d n ' t m i n d as i t was a
frosty night. We have been competing in
Panhellenic volley-ball for the last month.
Saturday, December 4, we drove to A n n A r -
bor to celebrate Founders' Day with the On
girls. A Michigan alumna told us how Omi-
cron Pi was founded, and our pledges gave
a skit on BF's beginnings. We sang f o r a
while, and ended by discussing methods of

Memory Book i

MEMORY BOOK! Mine is a joy whenever I

loose to page through it. Remembering we
have chosen to help you with yours by publishing
in each issue, every-day life pictures of two
chapters. Help your reporter with her pictures
so that when your assignment comes, your snap-
shots will be ready. Just tear the sheet f r o m
MEMORY BOOK and send it to prospective rushees.

Phi Chapter at Kansas has an attractive house
(1) ; two Jay Janes, Kansas pep club (2) ; an un-
usual Homecoming sign (3) ; f u n going to
classes: Alary Garrison, Evelyn Longerhearne,
and Beatrice Hagedorn (4) ; a view of the cam-
pus: administration building ( 5 ) ; a patio for
parties (6) ; tailored tutors for toilsome tasks
(7) ; Jean Klussman in the K . U . band which has
but five girls as members (8) ; Emma Lou Mont-
gomery, without whom there would be no pic-
tures (9) ; happy members (10) ; Mrs. Maude
Nelson as housemother (11) ; a cozy fire and
comfortable quarters: Eloise Pope, Bernice Har-
baugh, and Nancy Cochrane, president (12).

While life in Maine at Gamma spells
snowbiking for Betty Luse, Virginia Eddy,
and Ruth Trickey (1) ; six presidents and
the president's daughter: Ruth Pagan.
W S G ; Lucille Fogg, chapter leader and
Spanish Club; Betty Homans, Women's
Forum; Elnora Savage, Neai Mathetai;
Virginia Maguire, Y W C A ; Gertrude Tond-
reau, French Club; Peggy Hauck, daugh-
ter of Maine's president (2) ; bridge for
Eunice Gale, Barbara Corbett, Betty Ho-
mans, Lucille Fogg (3) ; night sessions for
Peggy Hauck, Mary Scribner, Jane Dyer,
Helen Bond, Doreen Trask (4) ; dean-as-
sisting for Barbara Corbett whose father
is Dean of Men (5) ; activity f o r Ruth
Pagan, the campus's busiest woman (6) ;
Edna Louise Harrison, president of A l l -
Maine Women, membership in which is the
highest nonscholastic honor a Maine wo-
man can attain (7) ; The Rose Banquet, an
annual picnic f o r seniors given by under-
graduate sisters (8) ; formal parties such
as the fall dance (9) ; a few moments of
leisure for President Lucille (10) ; dormi-
tory relaxation (Gamma has no house) for
Edna Louise, Anita Miller, Marjory Moul-
ton, and Virginia (11) ; All-Maine hockey
for Laura Chute, All-Maine woman (12) ;
a rough and tumble life for Bananas the
Bear, off of whom Hilda Rowe and Helen
Wormwood have just fallen (13) ; a mil-
itary life for Virginia Maguire.

Margaret Bort, Chi, belonged to First ranking woman in scholarship j
4>K<I» at Syracuse and was an active in the Syracuse University senior
JJt&L;-'.4iM
member of the WAA Board.
class of 1080^ is the record of Secretary to the Illinois Director of
members active in campus affairs are: Wini- Anastasia Stasink, Chi, 4>K*. Con-
fred Black '41, member of tennis club; Car- sistency, for she won the same honor Athletics is Mary Ellen Rennick's,
men Cook '40, and Eleanor Way '41, appoint- 4»K4>, position now, but she was
ed to Y . W . C . A . Council; Laura W i l k i n s '40, as a freshman. treasurer of Iota last year and grad-
Pleiades, women's social honorary; Mary Ruth
Steinmetz ' 4 1 , Sophomore Arbutus editorial uated with but one course graded
staff; A u d r e y Smith ' 4 0 , Arbutus associate ed- below A.
itor; Betty Calpha '40, AKA, sociology hon- is a member of the Girls* Band. Among our
o r a r y ; R u t h B u r l i n g a m e ' 3 9 , OA, senior busi- pledges are: Louise Roudebush '42 and Betty The proceeds of the pledges' bridge party
ness women's s o r o r i t y ; Sara Ellen Reeves ' 4 0 ; Greene *41, members of Oceanides, swimming went for new curtains, vanities, pillows, cof-
Panhellenic delegate; Mildred Fall '39, Ac- honorary for women; Norma McClintock '42, fee pots, table covers, doilies, and all sorts of
counting Club and OA. member of Girls' Band; and Martha Ellen things in the house. Mrs. Lester Smith, a
Wiesman '40, Taps, junior dramatic honorary, founder of our chapter, and Geraldine Kind-
Naomi Bates '41, Wanda Pullian '41, Eulalia and P r o - M u s i c Club.—ELEANOR WAY, Indi- ig poured f o r us at Open House. I n order to
Terwilliger '41, Betty Kreutzinger '41, and ana U. further the Panhellenic spirit on Butler's cam-
Ellogene Griffiths '41 (a pledge), helped to pus, the spirit which I sadly fear is lacking to
reorganize XT, a junior business society for 130 annual Rose dinner we pinned a great extent, w e have started a series of din-
girls. Ellogene is vice president. Laura W i l - ners coming once a month for the president,
kins ' 4 0 , and Sara Ellen Reeves ' 4 0 , won sec- ribbons on four freshmen and one soph- two other g'rls whom we know, and the alum-
ond place in the team archery tournament na adviser of a sorority on the campus. These
among sororities. Sociology Club members omore : Merle Daebillaehn, Mary Jane Eble, dinners have caused no great reform on the
are: Mona Dees *39, Maxine Coundiff '39, campus, but we do feel that we are doing our
Marjorie W r o r k '39, Carmen Cook *40, Betty Thelma Louise Balay, Ruth She waiter, and hit towards making Butler sororities more
Calpha '40, and Betty McTerney '40. Mar- friendly. The I X s have no house this year
garet Kerkling *39, outstanding senior i n cam- Melba B r a y . Eleanor Randall was pledged at due to some rather unusual circumstances so
pus activities, has been appointed as publicity we gave a *'pitch-in spread" f o r them one
director of the University Theatre, was elected a later date. " K a t y C o x " was master of cer- evening, and they responded by coming en-
vice president of the History Club, Y.W.C.A. masse. I should tell about a slumber party
cabinet member, 9 1 * , journalistic honorary emonies and introduced speakers Frances Fess- spread given for Louise Baker McMasters,
for women, honorary member of Panhellenic a former pledge who was married October 2 9 ;
Council. ler, Mary Kay Lockeridge, and lone Voss. Ruth Brinkman Kenney's wedding on Octo-
ber 15; a cheese-and-wiener supper; the the-
Margaret Alice Thompson '40 and Olive lone is now our president, and Jaynet Pickerel
Sanders '39 belong to Pro-Music Club. Olive
is treasurer, as the two girls elected to those

offices, Helen Sm;th and Betty Clark, were

unable to r e t u r n to school this f a l l . Helen is

now married and living in North Salem, In-

diana. Strangely enough, her name is still

Smith. Betty Clark's father was transferred

to the University of Nevada to command the

R. O. T. C. troops there. Bernice Patrick

was married to Harold D a n f o r t h . One of our

alumnae advisers, Virginia Nicholson, moved

to Cincinnati, and Frances Fessler, a founder

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of our chapter, was elected to take her place. 0^
Two weeks after school officially opened, we
k*3 gave a tea f o r our new house-mother, Mrs. ."A. '
H. A. Condit, Lucille Clark, our faculty ally, i
Jean Van Sice, A Ipha Phi, presi- and an AOTI poured. F o r our Homecoming
dented Mortar Board and graduated decorations we had a 1908 Maxwell automobile A journalist at Georgia, Evelyn Lan-
from Montana State zvith <I»K<1> equipped with horn, a rag and broomstick caster. Lambda Sigma, graduated
driver and a w i f e of the same species, dressed
honors. in " p e r i o d " clothes. A stop sign was erected
in f r o n t of the car, with various signs over
28 the yard reading, "Step aside, small f r y , "
"Home again," et cetera. Blue and white
streamers were fastened on one end to the
upper veranda and to the car. A n d a large
sign announced that the Bulldogs would bull-
doze the DePauw tigers at any and every
time. Just before Hallowe'en came the hay-
ride. I t was such a success we are planning
to make it a tradition.

i atre party; the school dances; Panhellenic Northwestern Alpha Os walked away
dance with all the glamour of the formal with Homecoming decoration honors
1 opening of the season; 2AX Blanket hop; Utttft the suggestion the young lady in
ATA week-end at T u r k e y R u n , hut instead question seemed to heed.
Another A O I I daughter is president of I ' l l tell you about our Founders' Day ban-
her chapter for at Pi Bertha Patton is quet. I t was entirely due to cooperation of
the Indianapolis alumnx chapter, the Beta
the leader. Theta Mothers* Club and the Beta Theta ac-
tive and pledge groups that i t t u r n e d out so
well. Mrs. Harry Hawickhorst, mother of
Gladys Hawickhorst '33, planned the menu and
directed the Mothers' Club end of it. L u -
cille Clark was in charge of reservations, M i l -
dred Frazee, Indianapolis Alumnae president,
program chairman, and the active chapter fur-
nished the house and gave their support.
After dinner we all retired to the living room
where Thelma Louise Balay, freshman pledge,
entertained us with a few piano selections.
Mildred Frazee then led us in the impressive
ceremony, used f o r the first time last year,
originated by M i r i a m O'Bare. Since first we
participated in it, we do not feel that Found-
ers' D a y w o u l d be complete w i t h o u t i t . Can-
dlelight services o f any k i n d are so impressive
anyway, and this one served to remind us of
those four girls who forty-one years ago gave
us something in which we are reaping the
benefits today, and tomorrow, and all of the
tomorrows.—RUTH READ, Butler U.

To the girls at Minnesota who sold the most C m received honorable mention for hav- Four of Sigma's 23 pledges embarked on fra-
Ski-U-Mah subscriptions, Benny Goodman pre- ing one of the best "Beat Colgate" signs. ternity life in a birchbark canoe belonging to
sented cups at the Orpheum Theatre. To the I t was a real buggy in which a Syracuse hero, the SXs ivhosc Channing Way _ derby is a
holding reins attached to a huge football, was
extreme right is Harriet Siewert, Tau. taking a poor crippled Colgate man for a pledge day tradition at California.
"ride." The sign read, " A Change of Reign."
• Peggy Burlingame '37 attended the wedding Chi dressed up their house like this for
of one of our most outstanding alumnae, Dor- Syracuse's Homecoming with Colgate.
m othy Jaggers '37, to Lee U h l m a n n (<f»Td ' 3 7 ) .
in a Baltimore church. Eleanor W i l l i s '40 •V'
• ,1 ti was recently elected to membership in ^ X , na-
tional psychology honorary. Louise Rabner
1# '39 has been chosen secretary of the W . A . A .
hoard, while Helen Biercuk '40 is manager of
1 W . A . A . bowling. O u r i n f o r m a l r u s h i n g sea-
son reached its climax at our Hallowe'en par-
ty. Since then we have pledged four girls:
Mary Mead '42, Joyce Spaulding '42, Helen
Bagosta '41, and Betty Forth '42. A banquet
for the actives and the pledges kept Found-
ers' Day. Red rose buds formed the center-
piece and the place cards were decorated
with holly designs by Emily Weber '39. Bev-
erly Frost '41 led us in some Alpha O songs.
Eleanor Holter '40 played "Traumerei" on
the piano. Jean Clark '40 acted as toast-
mistress and introduced Peggy H a r b i s o n as
the main speaker of the evening. A n d she
spoke of ways i n which we could he more
tolerant of others in our own chapter house.
Edith ( A n d y ) Anderson '39 gave us a short
humorous talk on her experiences in Kentucky
as a Social Service worker. W e concluded by
joining hands and singing "Epsilon."—JEAN
CLARK, Syracuse U.

DELTA is p r o m i n e n t l y represented on the
T u f t s campus this season. Outstanding
on the Jackson Panhellenic Council are Mar-
garet ( M i g ) Rourke '39 and Katherine ( K a y )
McClay '40. One of the first big events of
the year was a tea given f o r our new patron-
ess, M r s . Russell Carpenter, at the home o f
Mrs. Titus Mergendahl, our Nina's mother.
Bertha Platts '39 was captain of a success-
f u l varsity team throughout the f a l l season.
Other hocky stars inclue Theiss English '40
and Bertha (Bert) Townsend '39, our presi-
dent. T h e sorority as a whole c o n t r i b u t e d $10
to the Interfraternity Ball, sponsored by the
leading fraternities on H i l l , and Delta was
represented by Alma Hescock '41 and Doris
M i l l e r '42 as ushers. K a y M c C l a y was chosen
typical sorority co-ed, and Meredith Stevens
'41, last year voted one of Jackson's most
beautiful girls, was chosen a AT sister. Found-
ers' Day was impressively celebrated i n Bos-

Tennessce Sigma Nus picked these sweethearts
for spring formal; Life magazine called them
lovely. Omicron claims Kathleen King, center, Ask Florence Potthorst, Pi, about the
now president of Knoxville Alumna: Chapter, kindergarten party as a rush affair.
and Ruth Word, extreme right, a pledge. Florence is Rush Chairmati this year.

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ton with the Boston Alumna; Chapter. After We spent the afternoon and evening swim-
ming, canoeing, playing games, dancing, and
a "scrumptious" lobster feast, Barbara (Nicki) Yjew Superintendents after a nice buffet supper we ended the
evening by sitting around the fire telling
Xickerson '40 and Sally O'Donnell '41 were ghost stories.

initiated by the entire group, which repre- On October 22 we had a Pledge F o r m a l in
honor of our new pledges. A f t e r the Home-
sented seven AOIT chapters. P r o m i n e n t i n aca- coming game we entertained our alumnae at
a tea dance. The week-end of the Wisconsin-
demic honors are the following: Blanche Minnesota football game Eta was very happy
to have as guests six AOIIs f r o m T a u and two
Downing '39, who won the '88 scholarship, from Rho. Even though Minnesota won the
championship game our rivalry with the M i n -
awarded f o r outstanding excellence i n aca- nesota girls was forgotten except during the
game. Panhellenic Ball on November 12, the
demic work and for conspicuous achievements leading party of the first semester here at
Wisconsin, was attended by the entire chapter
in extra-curricular activities; Sybil McKinley w h i c h made us v e r y glad. O u r first semester
initiation took place on December 4. The
'39, who f o r f o u r years has been treasurer of four new initiates are Leone Buechele, Mar-
garet Taylor, Eileen Smith, and Betty Per-
the T u f t s History Club; Bertha Townsend, for sons. T h e i r first social event as actives took
place December 9, when we had our Christ-
her outstanding work on the staff of the Ger- mas Formal. On December 12, f r o m 10:30 to
12:30, we had our traditional Christmas pay-
man Club. Theiss English, Carol Barker '41, jama party at which we all exchanged slam
presents and sang Christmas songs. Eta was
and Bertha Platts are Delta's contribution to very fortunate in having Mrs. Van Marker
( D o r o t h y ) , o u r D i s t r i c t Superintendent, as a
the Jackson Student Government Council. guest f o r Founders' Day. She told us about
her recent visit to some of the southern chap-
The outstanding event of the year thus far ters which was very interesting to us. We
also heard about the founding of Eta f r o m
was our fashion show. Models were Helen Mrs. Oscar Rennebohm ( M a r y ) . W e all en-
j o y e d the banquet and were especially glad so
H u r l e y '39, M a r y n o y e s Kellogg *39, B e t t y many of the alumnae could attend.—RUTH M .
WILSON, University of Wisconsin.
M a c D o n a l d '40, Jean C u n n i n g h a m *39, Olean
J £ Q IN the annual popularity contest, Eliza-
Rogers '39, Bertha Townsend '39, Nina Mer- beth Cobb '38 was elected "Miss South-

gendahl '40, Meredith (Merry) Stevens, Made- western" and Beverly W i l l i a m s o n ' 4 1 , the best-
dressed coed. Rebecca Laughlin '38 and Eliz-
line (Mai) Blood '40, Solina Grassi '40, Carol abeth were elected members of the A p r i l Fool
Carnival court. Beverly Williamson is one
Barker, and Betty Soule '39. The show was of our actresses, f o r she took the part o f Miss
Spindle in the Players* production, "The
so successful that we hope to have another Drunkard or the Fallen Saved." Between the
acts o f the play, the Lynx beauty contest
one i n the spring. It's a good way to earn was presented. O u r winners were Rebecca
Laughlin and Jo Meux '40, whose pictures
money.—OLEAN ROGERS, Jackson College. appeared i n the beauty section o f the Lynx.
Betsy e F o w l e r *39, o u r new president, was
South Central District's Superintendent elected to be a member o f T o r c h honor so-
£ ] AMONG o u r pledges we have Phebe A l l e n is Mary Allie Robinson, thrice president ciety, president of the Women's Undergrad-
'42, who is the daughter of Elsa Guerdrum of Memphis Alumna' Chapter. At uate Society, president of the Y.W.C.A., and
Southwestern she read for history hon- a member of the Student Council. Jo Meux
Allen '12; Ruth Deffenbacker '42, who is vice ors after her AOII initiation at District was elected secretary-treasurer of the junior
president of the Hotel Greeters, and is a mem- Convention. class and a member of the Elections Commis-
ber of the C. U . R. W . ; Ruth Johnson '42 is sion. We pledged two little sisters and eight
in the Glee Club and the C. U . R. \ V . ; M a r y mm* o t h e r g i r l s , thereby filling o u r quota o f eight.
Louise Donneley '42 is in the Newman Club Since pledging was in the evening, we held
and the Freshman W . A . A . ; Jane Brady '42 One doesn't think of Louise Benton open house a f t e r w a r d s . D u r i n g the first
is on the Freshman \ V . A . A . and i n the New- Oliver, Upsilon, without thinking of weeks of school, the pledges entertained all
man Club; Beverly Frost '42 is the president her violin and of her efficiency as Con- new women students at a tea. Shortly after-
of the pledges, a member of the swimming vention Chairman for the Seattle Con- wards, we held our annual Mother and Daugh-
team and on the C. U . R. W.;j Shirley Breney vention in 1927. Now she is Pacific ter tea. To help actives and pledges to know
'42 is on the C. U . R. W . , soccer team and NortInvest District Superintendent. each other better, we lunched together several
in the tennis tournament; Barbara Gurlick '42 times. For the same purpose, we have been
is on the Willard Straight Library Board; having suppers every two weeks, at which the
Betty Scharshu '42 is in the tennis tourna- pledges have provided the entertainment. No-
ment ; Lois McLeod '42 is i n the Newman vember 22, the pledges gave a steak f r y f o r
Club and the Freshman W. A . A . ; Florence the actives. We are very proud of Louise
Belus '42 is in the Newman Club, compet f o r Jennings '41, who appeared in one of the lead-
the Dramatic Club, a member o f the C. U . R. i n g rules i n the Players' first p r o d u c t i o n . She
W . and in the Home Economics Club; Pa- was sophisticated Gwendolyn in Oscar Wilde's
tricia Sugnet '41 is a compet f o r the business "The Importance of being Earnest." Blanche
board of the C o r n e l l Daily Sun, is i n the Fleming, a pledge, was appointed society ed-
swimming club, stage department of the Dra- itor o f the Sou'wester.—MILDRED NOCE, South-
matic Club, and is hostess f o r the Foreign western.
Students Club. Louise Meyers '39 is an as-
sistant member of the Dramatic Club and had \ \ { ~ ) KAIM'A THETA pledged Jo A n n M c C a n d -
the leading role in "Among the Breakers." less, Barbara Coye, Gloria Regal, V i r -
Dayle Faris '40 is an active member of the
Cornell Radio Guild. Jeanne M . Hyde '41 ginia Rush and Margaret Stanley. They were
is a compet f o r the makeup committee of the formally presented at an afternoon dance held
Dramatic Club. Betty Coffey '40, Katherine at the chapter house. The following were re-
Maggio '40, and Kathleen Spellman '41 are cently initiated: Cordelia Earle '41, Marian
in the Newman Club. Betty Keller '39 is the Maile '41, Isabel Miles '41 and Constance
secretary-treasurer of the International Club Walker '41. The chapter is reviving the cus-
and manager of the hockey team. Edith tom of Thursday afternoon teas at the chap-
Burtt '39 is secretary of Aescalapiou, the hon- ter house f o r members and their guests. These
orary medical society, and is i n the Debate informal mid-week get-to-togethers have been
Club. Constance Allen '39 is on the social very successful i n establishing a closer har-
committee of the Cornell Women's Club.
Eileen Norton '41 is a compet f o r the make- (TURX TO PAGE 42)
up committee of the Dramatic Club. Anne
Messing '39 is o n the W . S. G. A . Executive
Council and the Glee Club. Alice Quinn '39
is the pianist f o r the Foreign Students' Club.
Virginia Wilkinson '39 is in the Dance Club
and had a role in "Aaron Slick from Pump-
kin Creek." M a r j o r i e Sauter '40 is our Jun-
ior Panhellenic Delegate. Mary Lois Gardiner
'41 is i n the Glee Club. Deloris D i r l a n '41 is
on the Foreign Students' social committee and
on the soccer team. Norma Leversee '41 is a
member of the C. U . R. W . and of the Cor-
nell 4 - H Club.—NORMA LEVERSEE, Cornell U.

T H E autumn o f 1938 has been a memora- Mildred Ward Eldridge, Delta, will
ble one f o r Eta Chapter. The season be- shepherd the Atlantic District for the
gan with a week of formal rushing at the end next two years. She served as chapter-
of which we pledged 10 girls. O u r first so- president and also as Boston Alumna-
cial event of the year was an Open House on President so she is aware of problems
October 7. J u d g i n g f r o m the number of in both fields.
young men who filled the house, the p a r t y was
a success. T h e f o l l o w i n g Sunday we had a
picnic at Ruth Koehler's summer home which
is located on one of Madison's four lakes.

THE ALUMNAE CHAPTER ALBUM

_#^», ^ T * \ y*^<*\ ^#^1 v#-^ I.

Four Alumnae Chapters Organize

Eastern, Sliore our IIA sisters are with us. Washington ers. Mary Dee talked about the Found-
College is on the Eastern Shore and ers and the expansion of the sorority,
T H E Eastern Shore of Maryland University of Maryland is on the West- telling us of her own contacts.
Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi ern Shore and we feel that this is an-
officially came into existence on Found- other way of bringing about a closer Alpha Omicron Pi means much to the
ers' Day, December 8. We didn't real- relationship between the two. Eastern Shore Alumnae Chapter and we
ize when we drew up our petition on hope that we will be another of the
November 19 that it would be granted The charter members of the newly strong links in the chain that binds AOII
and we would be installed so soon. Ac- organized chapter are: Margaret Rus- everywhere together.—MARGARET
cording to Edith Whiteford, our Dis- sell, Church H i l l ; Elizabeth Johns, Eliz-
trict Alumnae Superintendent, we've es- abeth Thibodeau, Ethel S. Jones, V i r - THORNTON, historian.
tablished a record or two. We're the ginia Jones, Margaret Thornton, Mar-
first alumnae chapter ever to be installed garet Bell, all from 2T, Chestertown; Sacramento \Jatie
on Founders' Day and we're the group Lorraine Pink Evans, Cambridge, Dolly
that has made the quickest time in or- McCool, Elkton, Grace Morris, Centre- W E are announcing ourselves in this,
ganizing after the formation of the ville, Dorothy Kimble Ryan, Port De- our first letter to To DRAGMA, as Sac-
active chapter. posit, Elizabeth Hall, Crisfield, all from ramento Valley Alumnae Chapter, in-
2 T ; Margaret Mason, IIA, Preston; stalled, after several years of informal
Mary Dee was in Chestertown, visit- Hope Colburn Cullen, IIA, Crisfield. The meetings, on Sundav afternoon, October
ing Sigma Tau Chapter, and we were officers are: president, Margaret Rus-
more than honored to have her preside sell ; vice president, Margaret Mason; 30.
at our installation ceremony in Reed treasurer, Margaret Bell; secretary,
Hall at Washington College. Edith Dolly McCool; chairman of magazines, I f the Sacramento Valley means to
Whiteford and Helen Henderson, the Betty Johns ; historian, Margaret Thorn- you who are not Californians that great
financial adviser to Pi Delta Chapter, ton. flat expanse on the map at the state's
assisted her. The ceremony was doubly center, we must agree. I t is a tre-
impressive to us since we were being We feel that our alumnae chapter is mendous lot of country, and at first
installed on Founders' Day. I think advantageously situated in that Wash- glimpse one thinks "Heavens, what flat-
that each alumna felt more keenly, i f ington College is the only college on ness !" And then the eyes travel west-
possible, her responsibility and devotion the Eastern Shore and all our energies ward to the Coast Range, and around
to Alpha Omicron Pi as a whole and can be devoted to it and Sigma Tau to the Sierras in the North, whitening
to our Sigma Tau Chapter. Chapter. now with January, and it is evident
that even a hill person can live here
Twelve of the fourteen charter mem- Our Alumnae Chapter joined with the happily. Apart from the mountains,
bers of the Eastern Shore Alumnae actives and pledges in a formal ban- a love soon conies f o r this fertile, spa-
Chapter are alumnae of Sigma Tau and quet that evening, at Sophie Fisher Inn cious land, f o r far horizons and f o r
two of Pi Delta. There are a few in Chestertown, to observe Founders' distant sunsets. . . .
more IIAs scattered around in our terri- Day and the installation of our new
tory and we hope to have them join us chapter. Edith Whiteford made an im- Taking the city of Sacramento as a
as soon as possible. We are glad that pressive speech charging us all—the ac- center, you must draw a circle with
tive chapter and the alumnae—with the a fifty-mile radius to include the towns
responsibility we bear as the founders f r o m which Alpha O alumnae set out f o r
of new chapters that represent Alpha chapter meeting. While the majority
Omicron Pi. Of the forty of us at of our members live in Sacramento it-
dinner, thirty-eight were chapter found- self, there are also Edwina Robie Rob-
bins, of Yuba City, fifty miles to the

In the Pacific Northwest the Alumna r
Superintendent is Marcella Schneider
liigyins, Montana State Mortar Board,
*&K<t», and Spur. Boston knew her and
she awfct alumna adviser for Omicron Pi Maryland alumna? of the new Eastern Shore Chapter and Sigma Tau girls shared Mary Dee
white she was in Ann Arbor. Drutnmond, our President, on Founders' Day in Chestertown.

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Providence alumna were the guests of Edith
Huntington Anderson, Past President of AOIT.
during her sojourn on Cape Cod last summer.
Seen in front are the four Anderson children;
second row: Ruth Bennett Kclley, Dr.
Merle Mosicr Potter, E; E H A , B<f>; Maude
Covell, B ; third row: Jennie Perry Prescott, B;
Helen Eddy Rose, B ; Muriel Colbath Wyman.
V; Florence Dudley Philbrick, A; Grace Law-
Portland Alumna: chose wheat to decorate their prize-winning table in a city department store. ton Hubbard, B.

north in the peacli country; Evelyn Genevieve Roberts ( A ) , District A l - Ermyl McCune Kliemer, 2 ; Helen
Homage Drake, from Stockton, forty umna' Superintendent, and Virginia Pritchard, O i l ; Frances J. Mohrhardt,
miles or so in the other direction; Simpson ( 2 ) , vice president of San A ; Jennett Miller Swartz, 2 ; and W i l -
Ermyl McCunc Kliemer, who drives Francisco Alumnae Chapter. Installation
thirty miles f r o m her sheep ranch be- was held at the home of Ella Crawford ma Stone, 2.—ROSE GARDNER GILMORE,
yond Dixon; and Jennett Miller Swartz, Reilly, and was followed by a buffet
who follows the levee road along the supper. Reporter.
Sacramento River for eighteen miles.
The University of California branch of W e feel we must be most precocious Alpha Os the world around proved to be a
the College of Agriculture at Davis has for one so young. In our month of true statement to Mary Margaret Hunt, Oregon
for representatives Margaret Stone existence we have held a business meet- alumna, who found Carrie Fowler from Maine,
Eddy and Rose Gardner Gilmore, and in ing to elect officers, and are presenting Their duties as home economic advisers for
nearby Woodland live Marian Matthew a reading of the play 'Kiss the Boys two different companies brought them together.
Norton and Isabel Elberg, to mention Goodbye"—which really might be the
only two. These are all of Sigma theme song of us old-timers—on Sat- •i
Chapter, by the way. Not all are char- urday, December ,3, proceeds from
ter members, however, for that list which will go to our National Social
includes only those present at installa- Service Work.
tion.
The list of charter members follows:
Helen Haller, National Treasurer, Eleanor Gray, Janet Elliott, President,
came up f r o m Los Angeles to install, Ella Crawford Reilly, Elizabeth Hesser
and the group was happy to welcome Glenn, all of Sigma; Marion Conlin
Lynn. T ; Helen Basler Fletcher, 2 ;

Three_ young Thomas children know what to W I D E WORLD PHOTO, NEWS W E E K
do with outgrown clothes and tired-of toys.
Their mother, Mary Harper Thomas, Chi, has Margaret Tallichct, \u Kappa and Kappa Omicron, seen recently in A Desperate Adventure
taught them to put everything into a big box Girls' School, was married to IVilliam IVyler, director.
which goes 'way down south to "our Tuckics,"

as the wee Edith calls our mountain folk.

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<§£ T H E impression of my short stay ^J~or the ^JucL better acquainted. We are sorry Mary
in Miami is a city flooded with sun- Broughton T a y l o r is moving to Greensboro.
9 Do you have a Tucky box? Neither We will surely miss her. O u r Christmas box
shine, miles of exotic bougainvillae, bril- did we until just before Christmas, of new overalls and dresses and skirts was
liant hibiscus, and hosts of unnameable sent to K e n t u c k y . — C o w N N E M . M C C O N N E L L .
flowers and shrubs. I t was f u n to see when Alice Cullnane forwarded to us a
great hydroplanes take off into the sky Christmas letter f r o m a—can you believe BALTIMORE
over the blue waters of Biscayne Bay. it?—a member-at-large. This alumna
I t was splendid to be able to meet Miss has no chapter nearby; she has no T H E Baltimore A l u m n a Chapter has nine
Merritt of Phi M u , who is also the alumnae group for only one other A O n new active members this year. Quite a few
Dean of Women at Miami University. lives in Bethlehem, Pa., but when she came from 2 T , the new chapter at Washing-
Mary Roller had arranged lunch with joined Alpha Omicron Pi, she joined ton College. W e also have back with us Mar-
her and a few representatives of the for life and she hasn't forgotten her tha Ross Temple (IIA), who is doing radio
city panhellenic and three AOIIs at the sheaf of wheat nor her pearl badge. work with Baltimore's W F B R Station.
Pan American Airport. I have also She reads her member-at-large letter
a distinct impression of embarrassment and she knows all about our Social To raise funds for the Social Service
over the fact that I knocked some plas- Service W o r k in Kentucky. She isn't Work, the chapter had a covered dish supper
ter off the livingroom wall at Mary rich in worldly goods, but her "cup last spring. This fall the chapter has had a
Roller's house, but being a charming overfloweth" in spirit. Each Christmas small bingo party among its members and is
hostess she thought nothing of it. for several years, remembering a little being successful in making commissions from
George, her husband and a fine nOA, fellow since gone, she sends money f o r the sale of hosiery. O u r June picnic was held
has mended it since, I have learned. shoes for a pair of bare feet that tread at Gray's Rock Lodge, a development about
the hills; nor does she forget to send 15 miles from Baltimore which offered boat-
In the evening we dined at a beauti- magazine subscriptions, renewable at ing, swimming, and hiking for all the mem-
fully appointed table in a Miami res- that time. Three children has Mary bers and their families who came. A tea was
taurant and all AOIIs residing in town Harper Thomas on her Ledgemont held at the new home of E d n a Burnside How-
were there. Afterwards we adjourned Farm and the smallest of these is Edith. ard ( I I A ) , in September to welcome new
to Mary Roller's home f o r the installa- Kentucky could be such a long way members to the chapter. A t the November
tion and a business meeting. A few f r o m Pennsylvania, but not f o r Edith. meeting plans were made to give our usual
days later I heard the girls of Alpha The Tuckies are her playmates and so Christmas basket to a needy family in Balti-
Pi say, " I f Mary Roller only lived they, too, find a f u l l stocking on Christ- more. M a r y D . Drummond was with us on
here!" I t is because Mary lives in mas morning. Into the Tucky box are Founders' Day, which we celebrated at a
Miami that we have an alumnae chap- put all the toys no longer indispensable, dinner meeting in the Hopkins Apartment
ter there. A l l members o f A O n living painted, reglued, and mended by the
in Florida will be better informed about parents Thomas. Into it go dolls with House.—ELGA JASBOE.
AOn affairs through the leadership of new clothes made while family routines
Mary Roller and the loyal group of wait; warm clothing outgrown, but neat BLOOMINGTON
people comprising Miami Alumnae Chap- and usable; books now memorized.
ter. A t last we have alumnae chapters M A R Y Frances Marxson Wylie was hostess
in the four corners of the country, i f we The Tuckies are a symbol in the for the October meeting which sent us off to
can call that long arm o f Florida that Thomas family—a symbol of sharing a good start for the year with 23 active mem-
reaches almost to the tropics, a corner. with others that their lives may be less bers, including two new ones, May Forkner
Schlaback (6 ' 0 9 ) and Alice Baylor Martin-
Floridans, I thank you all f o r the fun (TURN TO PAGE 46) daye (B$ '37). November saw us sewing for
and the fellowship I found among you. some of the little girls in the Kentucky
Good luck for the future!—MARY DEE ATLANTA* mountains at Helen Reiff Million's home. Two
DRUMMOND, President. sewing machines buzzed all evening and four
Two rushing parties were held this fall. dresses with matching panties were finished
f\AJickit a The first was for girls entering Randolph- before we ate. A very profitable rummage
Macon, the University of Tennessee, and sale was held the same week, and the "witch's"
INSTALLATION services f o r the Wichi- Sophie Newcomb. Fourteen rushees enjoyed basket was started. Founders' Day was cele-
ta Alumnae Chapter were conducted Sep- swimming and boating at the Hurt farm in brated with the Beta Phi girls at the chapter
tember 26. The services followed a Marietta. The second was for girls entering house at dinner. The program was furnished
dinner and were conducted by Mrs. the University of Georgia to which eighteen by the pledges and three charter members of
Warren C. Drummond, President. rushees and twelve active members of AS Beta Phi who were present, Hannah Blair
were invited. Swimming at East Lake was Neal, Mary Neal Mcllveen, and Helen Dun-
Those installed as members were Mrs. followed by games and a picnic lunch at V i r - can. W e Alumnae adjourned to the lounge
Justus Fugate, Miss Ruth Layne, Mar- ginia Bradshaw Smith's playhouse. A t a spe- for business after the dinner and program,
garet Leighty, Mrs. F. E. Mettner, Mrs. cial evening ceremony in November we in- and there made plans for wrapping gifts for
Glen Bowdish, Mrs. Merle Judkins, and ducted three recent graduates, Ethel Gibson, Christmas for the children in Kentucky, and
Mrs. Raymond Harris, all of Wichita; Stella Darnell Johnson, and Charlotte Gran- making up a basket of food for a needy
Mrs. Jay H . McClure and Mrs. Eryll F. berry. I t was a delight to have M a r y Dee family in our own community for Christmas
Hoff of Wellington; Mary O'Neil of Drummond pay us a visit recently. A t a dinner.—CHARLOTTE ELLIS.
Peabody; and Agnes Reed of Douglas. meeting and tea at Dorothy Dean's she gave
us a most informative and inspiring talk on BOSTON
Officers elected were Mrs. Mettner, sorority aims and standards. Edith Walthall M A R I E L E S L I E ' S ( I '15) engaging smile
president; Margaret Leighty, vice pres- Ford and Virginia Bradshaw Smith enter- greeted 65 of us at our Founders' D a y lobster
ident ; Ruth Layne, treasurer; Mrs. tained her at a steak fry, and on the Sunday dinner. Helen Newcombe Smith '31 headed
H o f f , historian and reporter; and Mrs. evening of her visit the chapter was having a the committee, aided by Mrs. Leslie and June
Bowdish, travel and magazines. party for Mary Broughton Taylor, so we had Kelley ( T ) Elizabeth MacLeod '34 is teaching
quite a festive week-end. Mary Dee is so music at Wheaton College and it was a dis-
The first meeting of the new organi- charming a person that we feel it a real privi- appointment not to hear her play the piano
zation was held October 18 at the home lege to have had the opportunity of becoming for us December 5 at the Boston University
Women's Building. Delta Alumnae Chapter is
of Mrs. F. E. Mettner.—MADRE HOFF, *Response to our announcement to discon- becoming steadily augmented by members
Reporter. tinue Alumnae Notes was so instant and unani- from chapters all over the country. W e enjoy
mous that we hasten to report their annual the enthusiasm of the AOIIs who come to our
continuance in the October issue. What about city, and try to encourage them to keep up
Alumnae Chapter reports? A r e they read? their sorority interests. Just after dinner, a
Would they be missed if discontinued? group of the actives sang AOII songs, some
old, some new. Then followed a varied and
enjoyable program. President June Kelley
was toastmistress. After a few introductory
remarks in her usual genial manner, she
called upon treasurer Anne White ( 0 ) to
report on our financial standing. Anne com-
plimented us on having about 20 National
L i f e Members and inspired those who hadn't
yet paid, to do so. Ruth Miller, one of our
up-and-coming vice presidents, reported our
progress in raising money for National Work
and reminded us of the fine work of the
Frontier Nursing project. Gyneth P. Carpen-
ter read the lovely poem, so significant to us,
"The Rose." Bertha Townsend, president of
the active Delta group, brought the greetings

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from the "Hill." T h e principal speaker was her duties were assumed by Madge Barr (AT of Mary Trelevan ( H ) was turned into a
Rochelle Cachet (IT). W e sat in rapt attention '31). Lucille Goodman (P) is working in Cleve- sewing laboratory, as we spent the evening
while she talked about the Founders and her land. Louise Kyle L e w i s ( 6 ) has moved to cutting out and sewing dresses and skirts for
personal association with them. Cincinnati. W e opened our meetings this fall our K e n t u c k y children. O u r group has de-
with a dinner at Shady Hollow Country Club. cided to make up its quota for our national
We had the pleasure, too, of hearing Ruth A f t e r our ritual service the programs were philanthropic work through commissions on
D. Coolidge and Isabel Healey talk about Ja- distributed and they certainly sounded inter- magazine subscriptions and the sale of Christ-
pan and showing moving pictures which they esting. W e were all deeply grieved over the mas cards. Under our Social Service chair-
took during their stay there. T h e evening recent passing away of the lovely little daugh- man, Ruth Campbell ( H ) , we are attempting
was concluded by an impressive initiation ter of Martina Brenner Bordner (Q *31). O u r to have each member send in at least one
ceremony by Delta. Barbara Nickerson '40 deepest sympathy goes out to Martina and magazine subscription and one order for
and Sally O'Donnell Ml were the initiates. Delmar in their sorrow. The Canton-Massillon cards. A t the November meeting Eleanor
Ruth Miller '36 did wonderfully selling Alumnae chapter observed Founders' Day with Nerad ( I ) was elected Panhellenic represen-
Christmas wrappings. About 120 boxes were a dinner at the Massillon Woman's Club on tative to succeed M a r y Parthemer ( B $ ) . T h e
sold. This is our way of raising money for F r i d a y evening, December 9. Toys were December meeting was held in the home of
National Work this year and will eliminate brought for a Christmas exchange and these Helen Urban ( 0 ) in Oak Park. The dresses
the individual bridge parties in January which are to be sent to the children in Kentucky. and skirts made at the November meeting
seemed to be more of a chore than a pleasure After a very short business meeting, games were displayed. The evening was spent in
because of the uncertainty of our winter were enjoyed by the g r o u p . — L O U I S E M . making place-cards for the Chicago Founders'
weather. O n January 28, we are having a tea Day banquet.—EDNA K L E I N K N I G H T .
at the Women's City Club of Boston; Febru- MARTIN.
ary 25, a 2 o'clock luncheon at the Smorgas- CINCINNATI
bord Restaurant, Boston; Annual meeting 3 CHTCAGO CENTRAL
o'clock on M a r c h 25 at the home of Alice A F T E R weekly sewing bees all summer,
Spear Raymond in Newton; April 29, a 3 T H I S Fall has been busy with the Central making dresses and sunsuits for the little
o'clock tea with Margaret Amon of Weston; Alumna? Group. We met for the first time on Kentucky mountain girls, the AOTTs in Cin-
and May 27 a picnic in Braintree with Mary October 22 for luncheon at Harding's Res- cinnati began their fall activities by assisting
Arnold as hostess. These promise to be as taurant. I t was a small meeting at which 0H with rushing. T h e alumnae sponsored the
much fun as our two fall meetings; the first Mary Jens ( I '29) presided. W e planned for opening tea and took care of the culinary part
in Walpole, September 30, a supper meeting Founders* Day with Laurine Oliver and ac- of all apartment luncheons, which left the ac-
at home of Peg Caverly Forssell, and the sec- cepted Elaine Nortz Petersen's ( T '34) invi- tives free to entertain their guests. W e were
ond a tea on October 29, at Betty Upham's tation to hold our November dinner meeting glad to have had some part in the pledging
in her new apartment. That meeting, on No- of 14 lovely girls. O n October 13 a benefit
in Wakefield.—OLIVE B E A T R I C E M A C P H E R S O N . vember 16, was a memorable one for we bridge resulted in raising half of our Social
had the pleasure of sharing Elaine's new home Service work quota.
BUFFALO with her. W e decided to alternate luncheon
and dinner meetings, in that way making it A program meeting was held at the home of
T H E Buffalo AOTIs ended last year's meet- possible for all of us to be present more or Frances Rich (O) on November 10. T h e pro-
ings with a may garden party at the home of less frequently, discussed ways to raise our gram, " A Night of Drama," consisted of the
Mrs. N. W . Price, mother of Loraine Howell, quota for National Social Service work and reading of a play by several of the members
in Niagara Falls, and a June supper party at polished our plans for Founders' D a y . — S A R A and a short story by Stephen Vincent Benet
the summer home of Anita Goltz Wilson and read by Frances Rich. The annual Christmas
Hilda Goltz at Lorraine, Ontario. At the gar- SCHWEICH SHERMAN. party was held December 22, at which a box
den party we had as guests Mrs. Busian, an of overalls was packed for the mountain boys.
AOTI mother from Chicago, and Margaret Co- CHTCAGO SOUTH SHORE
wan, a Toronto AOTI, and her mother. At the —VIRGINIA NICHOLSON.
supper party at the lake shore we included our S O U T H Shore AOTIs started an interesting
families. Among the future AOTIs, Ruth Hard- year in September in Evelyn Parker's home. CLEVELAND
er Dugan had her one-month-old daughter Virginia Hamilton, our president, presided.
Molly. O u r officers for '38 and '39 are: Our chief discussion was of the benefit bridge O U R group kept in contact with one another
Belle Summers Webster, president; Kathryn party which we gave at the Palmer House on this summer by lunching together downtown
Kendrick Wilson, vice president; Hilda Goltz, October 15. O u r party was a success and we every first and third Wednesday of the
secretary; Ruth Boltwood, treasurer; Caroline made an excellent start on our year's quota. month between 11:30 and 1:00. W e also man-
Piper Dorr, Historian; Carol Dorr Phillips, M a r y Dee spent the evening with us at our aged a canned foods shower for Dorothy
editor to T o D R A G M A . Besides the social part October meeting and, of course, we thor- Betz (fl '30), who used our contributions to
of our meetings we have really been putting oughly enjoyed having her with us. Our De- advantage in her camp for deaf children. Bee
thought and effort into philanthropic work. cember meeting was our Founders* Day Ban- Handy Ulrich (AT '34) as chapter represen-
At our meetings, while we discuss the raising quet at the Chicago Women's Club. I n Jan- tative, and Alice Wessels Burlingame (Oil
of money for Kentucky Mountains, our fin- uary we plan to have two 'get-togethers.* One '28) as District Superintendent, attended Dis-
gers are busy hemming towels for a local will be our regular dinner meeting on the trict Convention at Bloomington. I t was de-
hospital. These are the methods we have tried second Tuesday night, the other will be our cided at District Convention this spring that
for money raising: At each meeting we sell annual Men's Party planned for the third the next one would be held here in Cleveland.
ten cent chances for a door prize, and the Saturday Night in January to entertain hus- Canton, Massillon, and Cleveland Alpha Os
winner of the previous contest donates the bands and boy friends. T h i s party is to take were hostesses to some 20 rushees this sum-
prize. W e all take out our magazine subscrip- the form of a progressive dinner starting mer at a hobo picnic. Panhellenic sponsored
tions with AOII, and we are all on the lookout with cocktails at the Parkers, salad at the a lecture on November 5 at which Ruth Bry-
for American Airline ticket stubs to send in Browns, main course at the Kents and des- an Owen spoke. W e sold tickets and made
for cash credit. O u r best financial gain came sert and entertainment at the Golleys.—MAR- 17c on each which goes toward our Social
as a result of selling ten cent chances to a Service Fund.
Katherine Cornell's play when it came to GARET J . K E N T .
Buffalo. At our November meeting, Florence Keyer-
CHICAGO WEST SIDE leber (Q '19) displayed some lovely things
Our chapter activities also include learning made by her patients in the Occupational
new things. At our September meeting we C H I C A G O West Side's social committee with Therapy Division of City Hospital. We re-
had a sales representative from American ceived a commission on sales made at our
Airlines give us information that will help us Gertrude Casper ( 0 ) as chairman has fur- Founders' Day banquet. Phyllis Jaycox Kiss
we hope to better induce our friends to travel (Q '33) has feplaced E d n a M c l n n e s Mould
by air and gain credit for AOTI. A t our last nished us with a unique and attractive pro- (P '15) as Panhellenic representative while
meeting we were greatly interested in what Kathryn Taggart ( E '35) has taken Phyllis'
Dr. Margaret Cowan ( B T ) had to say about gram. W e have had a considerable increase place as vice president. O u r East Side and
her dental work with children. She came as our West Side groups continue their social activi-
guest speaker and brought another AOIT, Mar- in membership due to the efforts of the mem- ties with an East Side luncheon group meet-
garet Chadwick, with her. Our newest ini- ing bi-monthly and the West Side having two
tiates are: Elizabeth Peabody Parsons ( r ) ; bership committee of which Lorraine Cites groups which enjoy afternoon and evening
Edith Forsyth Sandstrom (Oil).—CAROL DORR bridge. O u r Founders' Day banquet was held
(A*) is chairman. Each new member has at Dorothy Hartshorn's home. A cateress
PHILLIPS. prepared the dinner for .75 a plate. O u r
shown a great interest and has entered into program included a candlelighting ceremony.
CANTON-MASSILLON — H E L E N A. LEON.
the work with much enthusiasm. O u r first
S I N C E our installation last February we COLUMBUS
have been having some very interesting meeting was a bridge at the home of Muriel
times. W e had a picnic in the spring with S I N C E the installation of the Columbus
Halcyon Clark R i c e (S2 ex '24) and V i r g i n i a Moodie (H) in River Forest. We were sorry Alumnae Chapter on F e b r u a r y 4, the active
Longcnbaugh, an active from AT, as our membership has reached 17.
guests. I n August our president, Mary My- to learn that our treasurer Lola Burkhart ( P )
ers ( A T '37), was transferred to Newark and Alpha T a u alumna? include: Gene (KIop-
was leaving for Burlington, Iowa, where she penburg) Decker *34; Margaret ( R o b u c k )

is to make her home. T h e girls presented her

with a book, Marie Antoinette, in apprecia-

tion of her splendid work in the group. E a c h

one present autographed the copy. The Oc-

tober meeting was a pot-luck supper at the

home of Alice Duval ( I ) in Oak Park. Thir-

ty-five members were present. We were priv-

ileged to have as our guest of honor M a r y

D. Drummond. Katharine Baum ( 0 ) was elected

treasurer and Murial Moodie ( H ) , publicity

chairman. I n November the Oak Park home

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Hooblcr ' 3 4 ; Rebecca Mathews '35; Betty DALLAS hand." E a r l y in November, an informal sup-
Healea '38. From Omega: Katherine per was given for the alumnae at Tat Wilde's
(Pearce) Hedges *32; Caroline D. Miller '37; I N September the Dallas Alumnae Chapter honoring Helen Haller. Our chapter was un-
Jean R . Wasmus '32. From Epsilon: Marie had as their guests NK Chapter. Rush plans fortunate enough to lose the leadership of
(Stanbro) P r i c e '21; E v e l y n H . Schuer ' 1 8 ; were made. With the help of one active girl Helen N . H e n r y , who was forced to resign
Helen B. Nelson '32. From Beta Phi: Dr. for each party, the alumnae members as- because of ill health. W e are glad to report
Shirley Armstrong ' 1 9 and Helen B. Stevens sumed responsibility for the management of that Helen is feeling much better now, and
'23. all of the rush parties. T h i s was a help to has resumed her activities as manager of
them, and we enjoyed helping. A n interior Ritter Hall on the Berkeley Campus. Efale
From Iota: Jane B. Hood '23 and Helen decorator spoke for us in October at Margaret Taber Thornally has taken Helen's place as
C. Shambaugh ' 3 6 . Margaret B . Foster *21 is Kizer Lynn's lovely country home. F o r No- president of the East B a y Alumnae, with
from 0; Laura R. Prescott (OH ' 3 7 ) and vember a medic spoke on "What Price Beauty Helen Gove '19, as vice president.—JANE
Esther F . Rosencrans ( H ' 1 7 ) . Although not From a Doctor's Viewpoint." O u r friends en-
compl etely "under way" as yet, the group joyed this meeting with us. Laurel Ray LOVELL.
feels that it will be a great help to the active Doherty (NK) is our new president. She has
chapters in Ohio, especially to the nearest, just moved here from California. With our FORT WAYNE
Alpha T a u at Denison i n Granville. Meetings new program chairman, Evelyn Garrett Cook,
are held monthly, alternating business and so- in charge, we are looking forward to many O U R first meeting was at the home of Flor-
cial meetings. Inactive during the summer, interesting and enjoyable meetings. N u Kappa ence Koegel Thomas ex ' 3 3 with her sister,
the first meeting was on September 1 3 , at the tells of our Founders' Day banquet in Eliza- Pearl Koegel Wilkens ex ' 3 0 assisting. Plans
home of Katherine Hedges. The October 11 beth's r e p o r t . — E T H E L M A Y B R O D N A X . for the year were discussed, the first of which
meeting was appropriately called "Vacation was for an immediate rummage sale which,
Echoes." Ann Grant was hostess. A musical DENVER incidentally, proved very successful. I n Oc-
program was given November 8 at the home tober, Alice L e e Bennett Bouillet ex ' 3 4 and
of Jean Wasmus. A number of us plan to T H E Denver Alumnae Chapter is making a Bernadine Julian ex ' 3 0 were hostesses to the
drive to Granville for the Founders' Day fine start for a successful year. A visit, in AOHs and husbands and friends at a wiener-
luncheon. We have just sent a large Christmas September, from Mary D. Drummond was an bake-horse-race-bridge party which started on
box to Kentucky, containing all sorts of cloth- auspicious beginning. Her friendly criticism the lawn of Alice Lee's home, progressed to
ing made by the chapter members for little and advice was a great help to us all. The the basement for the horse racing, then up-
mountaineer girls from four to six. Officers of November meeting, held at the home of Ruth stairs for bridge. Marjorie Michaelis ' 3 8 and
the newly organized chapter are: Katherine Williams, was one of the largest and most in- Mildred Eichensehr ex ' 2 6 were hostesses for
Hedges, president; Helen Stevens, vice presi- teresting gatherings the group has ever had. the November meeting at the home of the
dent; Helen Shambaugh, treasurer; Jean The main topic was the problem of raising latter. At this meeting, Elizabeth Little gave
Wasmus, recording secretary; Ann Grant, money. Plans are being made for a rummage an account of the ZTA philanthropic work.
corresponding secretary; L a u r a Prescott, hos- sale, to be held in the early spring. Also the Our members brought clothing for layettes
pitality chairman.—ANN GRANT. group is entering a label-saving campaign to be sent to our Kentucky babies. The De-
which promises to be a good method of help- cember meeting was the Founders' Day ban-
DAYTON ing out the treasury. I n addition to these quet and bridge at Miller's tea room followed
somewhat long-time projects, the group is by bridge at I v a W r a y Lavin's ex ' 2 4 . — M A R Y
L A S T May the Dayton Chapter entertained raffling a $ 1 0 Christmas gift certificate. The O'REAR BINKLEY.
their mothers at a party at the home of Hazel chapter also discussed the problem of making
Engle Lowes, and in June, Gertrude Bucher over Chi Delta's chapter room into a more INDIANAPOLIS
was hostess at the regular meeting. L o u Anne attractive meeting place. This project was
Moon ( 0 H ) gave a summary of active chapter suggested by Mrs. Drummond, and a commit- O N September 19 we met at the home of
round table discussions and her impressions tee was appointed to discover ways and means Messick, Frances and Marian. At this meeting
of the Ohio Valley District Convention. L o u of carrying out the work. L y d i a Weber gave the June graduates and newcomers were wel-
A n n e was one of the girls initiated at con- a fascinating talk on physiotherapy and its comed. W e were all sorry to see our presi-
vention. The annual picnic for members and various developments as carried on at Fitz- dent, Virginia Cox Nicholson, move from I n -
their families was held at Eleanor Cava- stmmons General H o s p i t a l . — F R A N C E S R . dianapolis. The vice president was made
naugh's country home in July. Dayton president; Rosemary Rocap was elected vice
Alumnae had but one rush party in August R A Y NOLDS. president. Leonora Winter is historian-
at the country home of Martha K l i n e . I n the reporter. A f t e r business we all enjoyed a
afternoon there was a garden party with DETROIT social hour and refreshments served to us by
supper served later on the terrace. Florence our hostesses and their assistants, Rosemary
R e n c h Smith was hostess in September at the T H E September meeting was a dessert Rocap and Selma Drabing Pond. Mr. Wray
regular monthly meeting with Grace DuBois bridge at the home of our president, Doris Fleming, Collector of Customs at Indianapolis,
(Q) as the guest speaker. Grace is a social Bessinger Howlett *25. Marjorie Miller Keller was guest speaker at our October meeting.
welfare worker in Dayton and gave a very '27, chairman of the Panhellenic program, Our hostess was Alma L e e Bumen and she
interesting picture of her fascinating work. started the sale of tickets for the formal was assisted by Mary O'Bear and Ruth E v -
I n September, the Women's Crusade in Day- dance of November 11 at the Statler Hotel. ans. O u r November meeting was held at the
ton sponsored a convention to which AOII I n October we met with Helen Margaret home of M a r y Jo Spurrier where we did our
sent as delegates, Esther Bohlender, Martha Hubbard ' 3 0 , hearing a talk on the "Goodwill sewing for our folks in Kentucky. Twenty
Kline, Frances Jackson, Mildred Young Gal- Industries" of Detroit by Marjorie Weber very attractive baby gowns were finished.
laher and Martha Ascham Wanner. The an- Bleakley ' 2 7 . A n n Meek reported we have 1 2 E a c h girl was given one to hem and embroi-
nual supper meeting for our husbands and girls playing in the Panhellenic bridge groups der. A s they were not stamped, we had many
friends was held in October at the home of this fall. The November meeting was a chil- original gowns. W e were pleased to have
Mildred Young Gallaher, and in November dren's and baby shower collecting things for Mrs. Robert Sherwood of the Needle Work
Frances Jackson was hostess. Mrs. W . O. our Kentuckians. A very interesting travel- Guild talk to us about this organization. Re-
Schwilk (sister-in-law of Eleanor Cavanaugh), ogue was taken by Catherine Lawrence freshments were served by our hostess and
a buyer in a local department store, was the Graeffe ' 2 7 of her trip around the world. her assistants, Cleo Wood and Mary K .
guest speaker. The Christmas party and The meeting was held at the home of A n n Lockridge.—LEONORA WINTER.
Founders' Day banquet were merged into one Meek ' 2 7 . The December meeting was the
lovely affair at the home of L i l l i a n Groff on Founders' Day luncheon held at the chapter HOUSTON
December 14. Following a buffet supper the house in Ann Arbor, December 3 ; Marie E d -
program was turned over to M a r y Alice ington '31 was chairman. A talk by Catherine H O U S T O N Alumnae Chapter was installed in
F i z e r , who presented to the group the found- Gilcher on her police work in Detroit will be March, 1 9 3 8 , by Helen Haller with 20 mem-
ing of Alpha Omicron P i , as written by Mrs. the feature of the January 9 meeting.—VIR- bers as charter members. Installation was at
Perry. This part of the program was given the lovely home of Genevieve Morrow ( K )
in candlelight from a large birthday cake GINIA CROSSMAN MAGUIRE. with our banquet at the River Oaks Country
commemorating the birth of AOII. Isabelle Club. I n April we had a very nice rush party
Vogt read the tribute Mr. Perry wrote for EAST BAY and are happy to say that I I pledged two of
his wife, Stella. Esther Bohlender read a the girls we rushed for them. W e also had a
greeting from Jessie Wallace Hughan and T H E scholarship fund for the students at rush luncheon in the summer and expect to
Florence Rench Smith gave a number of in- Stanford and California was aided by the have a tea dance during Christmas vacation
teresting facts about the sorority. Lillian was rummage sale held in August. The profits of for our chapter, Houston pledges of IT and
assisted by Frances Jackson, Hazel Lowes, and the sale were divided between the scholarship AO, and rushees. W e have been making scrap-
Ruth Haas on the dinner committee. Mary fund and the "Convention F u n d , " each re- books for Christmas for the Kentucky chil-
Alice Fizer was in charge of the Founders' ceiving $ 4 5 . With this fine start, the East dren. Last year we celebrated Founders' Day
Day program and was assisted by Isabelle Bay Alumnae commenced one of its busiest with a luncheon at the Guild Shop and are
Vogt and Florence Rench Smith. seasons. A reading was held at the chapter planning to do likewise this year. Elizabeth
house in Berkeley, given by Ruth Davis '15. Russell (NK) and Mary Bradley, president,
Throughout this past year the Dayton girls This was followed in October by a most in- are in charge. Beaumont and Galveston girls
have made a big portion of their philanthropic teresting lecture by Gertrude Davis Arnold are invited. O u r group will be increased by
quota through monthly benefit dessert bridges on "Conditions in China." Mrs. Arnold's the addition of two girls from XI. W e wel-
and magazine subscriptions.—FLORENCE R E N C H husband is Trade Commissioner in China, and come Beatrice O'Riordan and Mrs. Frank
the information revealed in this talk was made K e r r to H o u s t o n . — M I L D R E D S T A H X -
SMITH. more interesting by the fact that it was "firs*
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KANSAS CITY borough played several piano selections. Zeta Catherine Underwood Meacham (KO '29).
gave the skit presented at the Kosmet Show. T h i s party is given to raise funds for the
As is customary with the Kansas City At the close of the program the "alums" pre- Kentucky Frontier Nursing Service, and Mary
Alumnae Chapter, the group devoted itself to sented their Christmas gift, a white lamp to Dee and Dorothy were able to give us so
* and its rush week in place of holding a the actives. Arline Abbott Noble and Joy L e y much inside information about this work. No-
September meeting. O n October 30, the group Hein conducted a most successful rummage vember is the month AOIIs entertain the city
assisted • in giving a tea honoring the new sale in November and replenished our treas- Panhellenic. We are more than usually in-
house-mother, Mrs. Nelson, by making the ury. A t the annual Thanksgiving Day show terested in the Association this year because
tea cakes and aiding in the serving. The sponsored by the Kosmet Club, Zeta pre- Georgia Ledbetter Wilson (NO '28) is its
annual rummage sale was held in Kansas sented a clever skit and the "alums" did the president.
City, Kansas, this year and $27.20 was costuming. A t the annual Panhellenic tea
cleared. The group sold Christmas cards as a AOII was well represented. Our president Joy Eugenia Tully's (KO ex '38) engagement
project and cleared approximately $15—rather Ley Hein presided at the tea-table and sev- was announced recently to H e n r y F a r r e l l , J r . ,
an encouraging beginning. At the Founders' eral other members took part in the arrange- of Tunica, Mississippi.
Day banquet held December 9 at the Hotel ments and presentation of scholarships.—
Bellevive, a clever skit written by E v a Drumm FRANCES KING WEICEL. The engagement of Mildred Morgan was
Stacey (<£ '25) was presented by the follow- announced even more recently to E a r l Rich-
ing girls from the active chapter at Law- LOS ANGELES ard McGee, of Marianna, Arkansas. Linda
rence: Beatrice Hagedorn *40, Ruth Buehler Catherine Terry (K and KO '38) was married
'28, Mary Garrison '40, and Jane Chesky *38. O N December 3, we entertained our friends in November to Jack McGee of Detroit. She
The skit was written to give a better knowl- at a semi-formal benefit dance at the Beverly- is a real loss to our chapter, but a gain for
edge of the inspiration which prompted the Wilshire Hotel with L e s Parker providing the Detroit. W e had never entirely given up Anne
founding and the technical knowledge used music. Helen Hindle, chairman, deserves Trezevant Lawo (KO and K '30), but are glad
therein was obtained from descriptions given much credit for the huge success of this she is permanently living in Memphis again.
of the four Founders by Mrs. Perry. Myrtle affair from which we hope to raise our So- Another loss for us is Mary Thweat (KO '38).
Webber Brown '24 gave the welcome and cial Service work quota and a portion of She had just become an alumna and is now
Mollie North '40 played a violin s o l o . — H E L E N our convention expenses. During football sea- moving to her old home, Birmingham. Mem-
son K 9 entertained us with a buffet supper phis AOIIs gathered on December 8 for a
HUYCK. during Homecoming. Convention plans are formal banquet at the Hotel Peabody to honor
well in hand and Margaret Clifton, our our Founders. The program and decorations
KNOXVILLE chairman, is spending long hours to insure of the table, arranged in the shape of an A ,
a most successful affair in July. Don't miss carried out a star theme and a blue and silver
T H E alumnae entertained District Conven- itl Our last two Alumna? meetings have motif. Royal blue carnations and silvered
tion at a Panhellenic tea in September. A been most enjoyable, as well as well attended. baby breath in silver bowls were arranged
committee has published an attractive program I n October, we met for tea at the lovely along the table with blue tapers interspersed.
and directory for 1938-39. Anne Brakehill home of M r s . C . C . Coleman in Hidden Val- At the apex of the A , sat Betsy Fowler, K O
Morgan is president of the City Panhellenic. ley. The Tic-Toe Cafe in Hollywood served president and Mary Allie Robinson, our pres-
She has revived that slumbering organization as a meeting place for our November lunch- ident, both dressed in red velvet, while all the
and helped to make it quite worthwhile. F o r eon meeting. Kappa Theta entertained the other girls wore white to symbolize the rubies
a philanthropic project, it is working at the Los Angeles Alumna: at their newly deco- and pearls of our pin. The Founders were
Crippled Children's Hospital (for indigent rated chapter house on Founders' Day. After designated as "Starlight" and toasted by
children). I n tune with other local chapter one of M r s . Morris' grand buffet suppers, an Catherine Hollinger of the active chapter.
AOII sends three members each afternoon for informal candlelight ceremony honored the Kappa Omicron was called "The Stars," in
a week to care for the children. W e also Founders with Muriel McKinney, Helen Hal- Elizabeth Cobb's toast to them. T h e "Heav-
worked in the Red Cross campaign. ler, Margaret Clifton and Lucille English as ens," or background for the stars symbolized
speakers. Ruth Moses, an active, took charge the Alumnae, in Betsy Fowler's toast. T h e
I n November Charlese Pepper Tharp re- of the affair most s u c c e s s f u l l y . — L U C I L E pledges, as the points of the stars, were
signed as president, and Kathleen King was PANNELL. lauded by Virginia Mangum, Mary Martin
elected. Mrs. Drummond inspired us in late Dunscomb, president of the pledges, responded
November.—KATHLEEN KING. MEMPHIS to this toast. A toast was given to our pa-
tronesses, and responded to by one of them.
LAKE COUNTY E A C H year the Memphis Alumnae Chapter is The pledges also entertained with a skit.—
growing, not only in numbers, but also in
O U R season started in August with a rush interest, activities, and wholehearted cooper- VIRGINIA MCCASLIN MANKER.
tea for 30 college girls. Mona Dees, rush cap- ative work under the superb leadership of
tain for B<£, and many other actives were its president, whom we just won't give up. MINNEAPOLIS
present to help entertain. At our September This is Mary Allie Taylor Robinson's (KO
meeting we heard the program for the year '33) third term. The annual spend-the-day J U S T as our Golden Gophers started with a
outlined by our new presidnt, Eleanor Wilkins meeting at Charlene Tucker Cobb's (KO ex grand season, so we hope to have a cham-
(B4» '36). T h e busiest meeting of the fall '34) country home came up to the yearly ex- pionship year. December 30, however, we
came in November when we sewed at Marian pectations of all. The two following meetings shall relinquish our Captain, Alice Linsmayer
Sykes' (9 '38). The occasion was our annual were given over to rushing discussions and to P a u l Grosz, and she will become a life-
print dressmaking bee. Into the Christmas plans with K O . As usual, the alumnae re- time president to a newly organized chapter
boxes with the new dresses for our Kentuck- lieved the actives fully of the details of the under that name in Grand Forks. Ruby Clift
ians we put outgrown clothes, shoes, sweaters, teas. The highlight of the entire year came Glockler will carry the torch for Alice. Our
stockings which we bring to the meeting. A s in November when we were privileged to en- first meeting of the year was at V i o l a Neut-
a means of money-raising we took all of our tertain two national officers: the President, son's. O u r first big financial endeavor this
friends to Gary's finest mortuary, being paid Mary D . Drummond, and the Great Lakes fall was a rummage sale under Viola's splen-
$10 for our efforts. O u r members go and District Superintendent, Mrs. Van Marker. did supervision. Although we did not have
come; Mary Jo Enochs Simons (6 '32) joined W e went almost en masse to a tea at the a complete sell-out, we increased our treas-
her husband in April, her place at Horace home of Gwyn Cooke Rainer ( K O ex '29). ury by $45. O u r next endeavor was a theatre
Mann H i g h School being filled by Georgia They were here at an ideal time for we were project for our Kentucky quota. Although the
Bopp ( B * '29). Zelea Mae Bryan has moved. just beginning plans for our big annual ob- money is not all in, Melissa Robbins, chair-
Besides Georgia we have added Marian, Dor- jective: the Children's Party in February man, assures us that we will undoubtedly com-
othy Matthies ( B * ex '39), Helen Morton '36, which will be so ably directed again by plete our quota. O u r newest matron this
Jane Price ( B * ex '39), Betty Stevens ( 9 '37), fall is Barbara Tyson Fellows ('38) who was
and Nora Sullivan (B4» '38). O u r president P H I Chapter members sing like married at the chapter house on October 30.
was mistress of ceremonies at Founders' Day larks—all visitors comment on We are looking forward with no little antici-
dinner at the Hostess House in G a r y . — V I V I A N the harmony and frequency of pation to State Day, May 13, and with a
their song fests. Standing, left to committee of Margaret Brix, Wilma Leland,
HOWARD. right, are Nancy Cochrane, the Harriet Spencer, and E d i t h Goldsworthy, it
president; Dorothy Netherton, is going to be a success. T h i s Great D a y ,
LINCOLN corresponding secretary; Jean or "Der T a g , " is one that no loyal Alpha O
Petermeyer, and Marcia Fryer, can afford to miss. I t is our intention that
T H E Lincoln Alumnas chapter has held pledges. Mary Garrison is seated State Day shall be the culmination of the
three regular meetings this year. On October at the piano. greatest and most successful season Minne-
19, the group met at the home of Gladys apolis has ever known. Remember the day.
Misko for a 7:30 dessert dinner. The Novem- May 13 and make your plans to come back for
ber meeting was held at the home of Helen
and E l s i e Fitzgerald, at which time Zeta reunion.—GENEVIEVE MATTSON.
freshmen were guests at a buffet dinner.
About 60 attended Founders' D a y dinner at MILWAUKEE
Zeta's house December 6. Miniature snow
scenes centered the tables and red tapers com- A B R I D G E luncheon at Leonora B r a u n ' s '16
pleted the appointments. Jennie Piper gave an was planned in M a y to accommodate those
interesting talk on "The Founding of the members who cannot attend evening meetings.
National Chapter" and Elsie Ford Piper re- I n June, we motored to Sheboygan for lunch-
called in a most delightful manner the be- eon with Mary Rose Fursteneau '25. Mary
ginnings of our own Zeta. Annie Jones Ros-

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Rose sang several lovely selections during the in New Providence with Gladys Britton assist- amount. This puts a premium on ingenuity
afternoon and the time passed f a r too quick- and ideas that will prove remunerative. AOHs
ly. Plans were made for State D a y at Madi- ing. Founders' D a y will be celebrated with a were well represented at the Panhellenic
son. Margaret B a l l ' 1 5 arranged to drive and luncheon held in November at "Dania," a
Ruth Gasink ' 3 4 and Mary Brearton ' 3 0 ac- luncheon at The Brook, Summit. F o r several Scandinavian restaurant here. Each person
companied her. They reported two days of sent a remnant of cotton material in our
real inspiration and enjoyment. Our fall years the New Jersey AOns have cooperated Kentucky Christmas box. Everyone through-
meetings began with a dinner party at the out this section of the state is looking forward
home of Dorothy Ewens ' 2 7 with Carol Dela with the New York Alumnae in observing this to our Founders' D a y banquet December 1 0 .
Hunt assisting. After the business meeting M a r y Louise Squyres, who handled the pro-
a wedding gift was presented to Kathryn day, but this year we have decided to have gram so marvelously well last year, has con-
Patterson '31 who has since become Mrs. sented to work in that capacity again. O u r
H a r r y B a r n e y of Madison. Gratitude was ex- our own Founders' Day and are looking for- president, Anabet Buckingham, will extend
pressed for the loyal support which Kathryn greetings to those who attend. Toastmistress
has given AOII, both in our Alumnae Chapter ward to it with keen a n t i c i p a t i o n . — L U C I L E for the evening will be Helene Godwin. F o l -
and at E t a while taking graduate work during lowing the program, a panel discussion of
the past year. Leonora Braun opened her KLI NEFELTER, President. the activities of AOH will be conducted by
home for a benefit bridge in November. A Agnes Huser. Later in December, we will
profitable sum was raised to aid in our NEW ORLEANS entertain our husbands at a Christmas party.—
Social Service work. M a r y Rose consented to
provide the musical entertainment following O UR first business in September was to AGNES HUSER.
the bridge games and aided greatly in mak- help the actives with their two rushing par-
ing the evening a grand success. A s in former ties, and after that we were engrossed in OMAHA
years, we assisted in the Panhellenic benefit plans for the installation of the new chapter
for needy high school girls which was held in at L S U . These plans became a realization O M A H A Alumnae's September event was a
November. Our Founders' Day dinner was on November 4, 5, 6, when many of the luncheon at Mildred Fiddock's, Ruby Hagen
given at the home of Margaret Ball '15, with alumnae went up to participate in all or assisting. Lucille Mauck, Helen Hayes, Bess
Ruth Gasink ' 3 4 and Mary Brearton ' 3 0 assist- some of the great affair. Such a thrill to Mitchell, and Irma Mattingly gave us another
ing. A formal meeting was held after the din- really take part in an installation! Mary lovely luncheon in October at the Dodge I n n .
ner. Reports showed that the Panhellenic card Drummond, President, and Dorothy Marker, November found us trying something differ-
party, which was held in the fall, cleared over Great Lakes District Superintendent, stopped ent, and 4 alumnae attended the evening Bingo
$ 6 0 0 and that the benefit bridge, which was off in New Orleans from Baton Rouge long party Lillian Bihler and Alva Lewis gave at
given by Leonora Braun '16, added over $ 1 5 enough to have a tea given in their honor the Bihler home. W e celebrated Founders'
for our Kentuckians. W e decided to aid in the by the actives, and the following night a large Day on December 3 . After luncheon, served
sale of Christmas seals again this year and alumnae meeting at Mary Brown's. O u r activ- by Luree Douglas, Marie Deeter, and Leola
to make clothing for needy Kentucky children ities for December were a rummage sale from M c K i e at the M c K i e residence, we had our
at our regular meetings.—OLIVE L A N G W I T H which we made $ 2 4 , selling chances on two beautiful ritual service. December 13 will
tickets to the Sugar Bowl game, and, of find Esther Smith entertaining alumnae, honor-
BUBOLTZ. course, the Founders' Day banquet. I t was ing Betty Peake who will spend the winter
given at L a Louisiane, having 5 3 AOHs pres- in California. The Christmas luncheon for
NASHVILLE ent, 19 of whom were alumnae. Ruby Foster Omaha Zetans is scheduled for December 17.
was the clever toastmistress, using L i n Y u - Zeta Tate B a i r d will serve at home, assisted
N A S H V I L L E Alumnae Chapter has devised a tang's Importance of Living as the theme. I n by Mary Fitzgerald, Donalda Brennan, and
plan this year whereby many of those who a very novel and original way she followed Lucille Berger. Plans are in the air for a
could not formerly attend meetings because out the idea in the book. T h e cute Chinese February benefit book r e v i e w . — L E O L A J E N S E N
of inconvenient hours can now attend at least place-cards and table decorations carried out
one meeting a month; for we are having one the atmosphere. T h e highlight of the evening MCKIE.
luncheon meeting each month, and one eve- was when everyone watched breathlessly while
ning meeting. T h e luncheons are held at the the waiter drew the name of the winner of PHILADELPHIA
chapter house and actives are invited, thus the two tickets to the Sugar Bowl game. Mar-
affording an excellent opportunity for actives tha Lee Craft could hardly believe her ears O U R first meeting was held at the home of
and alumnae to become better acquainted. The when she heard that she was the lucky one.— our president, Betty Herbst Truitt, on Sep-
evening meeting in October was a weiner tember 2 7 . Anne Nichols was in town, and
roast for the pledges. I n November, we tried ELIZABETH K . ELLIOTT. after talking over the new and proposed
something entirely new. Everyone brought policies and plans of AOII, led us into a dis-
her husband or date to the house for dinner, NEW YORK cussion of Psi. At the meeting a plan for a
and afterwards we played Bingo. O f course, scroll of Psi and Philadelphia Chapters was
there was a method in our madness, for we T H E New Y o r k alumnae looks toward a presented for the first time. T h e idea is to
n eeded some funds for taxes on the house, successful year chiefly because it has adopted have a sheepskin engraved with the names
but everyone, including the HOAs declared the "group plan" which is well under way. of as many P s i alumnae and members of the
the party a huge success. W e met with the The alumnae is divided into chapter groups Philadelphia Alumnae chapter, as care to sub-
actives on December 8 to celebrate Founders' as well as sectional groups, each of whi ch scribe. E a c h member will pay one dollar to
Day together; and December is also the month meets monthly. A l l of these groups plan to have her name appear, and all proceeds over
for our annual Brides' Tea. W e extend our meet together four times this year. I n Oc- the expenses of the scroll will be donated to
best wishes to Clairene Bell Griffin ( M r s . tober, a joint meeting was held at Therese Psi. All Psi girls living away from Phila-
John O . ) , Elizabeth Thompson Smith (Mrs. Worthington Grant's Restaurant. There were delphia are urged to participate, just as all
Warren William), Frances Wray McCord, 30 members present including two of our alumnae of other chapters who are now living
(Mrs. Milton Davis), and Alice Williamson Founders, Stella Perry and Bess Wyman. in the city are participating. Since this was
Bratton (Mrs. Julian), all of whom have Sally Dickason of Bonwit Teller, gave an the first meeting of the year, no definite pro-
walked down the aisle this fall. W e should interesting talk on planning travel and cruise gram had been planned, in order that every-
include Virginia Moore in this group too, for wardrobes. Four basic costumes were used one could renew acquaintances after a sum-
she is soon to become M r s . E r n e s t Jackson. and by interchanging accessories, this limited mer of separation. Several girls from chap-
Earlier in the fall, we enjoyed a visit from wardrobe could be made as effective as a ters other than Psi joined us for the first
Mary D. Drummond.—BARBARA SHIELDS. more extensive one. Miss Dickason illus- time. T h e October meeting took the form of a
trated her points with the aid of two at- Monte Carlo party. I t was held at the
NEW JERSEY tractive models. The New York Alumnae cele- ^sculapian Club on October 12. A nominal
brated Founders' Day at a banquet at the subscription from eacli of the members who
O F F I C E R S of the New Jersey Alumna; Chap- Town Hall Club with 15 chapters represented. attended, and their guests, paid expenses. The
ter were installed in April at the home of E a c h member was given a red candle upon proceeds were for our Social Service Work.
our president, Lucile Klinefelter, East Or- entering the room. A single candle was The party was held in the Rathskellar of
ange; co-hostess, Irma Thomas. I n May, a placed on the table in front of our Founders. the Club, which made a most attractive and
benefit bridge was given at the Koos Furni- While music was played, we proceeded in a fitting surrounding for the roulette, poker,
ture Company in Rahway. O u r closing meet- double line to the head of the table where and horse-racing in which the guests indulged.
ing later in the month was held at the home each Alpha O lighted her candle from the W e met on November 5 at the home of Louise
of Betty McCoy, Verona. O u r activities were Founders' candle and then returned to the Riegel. Mrs. Bright, of the Philadelphia
resumed in September with an enthusiastic foot of the tables and there formed a " V " Electric Company, gave a most interesting talk
group at the home of Mildred LaDue, in facing the Founders. W e sank "Once More on home lighting. There was an excellent
South Orange, assisted by Marion Headrick. United" after which Mary Tennant, our turn-out, and again, a number of g'rls new
On October 1 9 , L a Rue Crosson sang at the toastmistress, read a poem to the Founders to the city joined our group. Miriam Perry,
Glen Ridge Women's Club. The New Jersey and Dorothy (Patty) O'Hanlon ( N ' 3 9 ) sang. for one,, met with us for the first time. Two
Alumnae had luncheon at High Gate H a l l in Margaret Perry also favored us with a song. days later, at the Rose Dinner of the active
Upper Montclair and then attended the re- After the banquet each of our Founders gave chapter, there was an impromptu alumnae
cital. State Day was observed October 2 4 with us an interesting and inspiring message. U n - meeting, 3 5 of us attending. The Rose Din-
a tea at the home of Lucile Klinefelter. The der our Christmas tree we placed gifts for ner is an annual rushing affair to which all
November meeting was held at Helen Cleaves* the children in Kentucky.—MARION K . V A N rushees of the chapter are invited. The din-
ner was held at the Hotel Normandie on the
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O K L A H O M A City Alumnae initiated a new
plan for raising our Social Service Work
quota by dividing our members into groups,
each of which is responsible for a certain

Campus. Pinckney Estes Glantzberg was the JltfjL O PL* BJi dolls in a large window as a reminder to
speaker of the evening and greetings were other people to contribute to the fire depart-
brought to the actives, alumnae and rushees MRS. Edith P. Ives is taking an ment's Santa C l a u s . — D O R O T H Y MARSTERS
by alumnae of other chapters—Syracuse, Mich- active part in the plans being made
igan, and Cornell, to mention some. Founders' by the New York Fraternity Women's JOHNSON.
Day was commemorated at a tea in the chap- Committee for the World's Fair.
ter apartment on December 1 1 . — E L E A N O R M . This Committee, which represents all SAINT LOUIS
the fraternity alumnae groups in the
H I B S H MAN. Metropolitan area, is composed of the I N May, we entertained our husbands at a
Board of Directors of the Panhellenic box supper at the home of Evelyn Wissmath
PROVIDENCE House Association, the Board of Gov- Gauger. T h e first part of the evening was
ernors of the New York City Pan- spent at bridge, then the boxes were auc-
E L E V E N Providence alumnae met at luncheon hellenic, Inc., and the presidents of the tioned. I n June, we had another nice eve-
with Ruth Bennett Kelley ( * '29) at her various New York alumnae groups. ning with our husbands when Alice Reeves
home on the grounds of Barnstable County Alpha Omicron Pi is also represented West entertained with her annual picnic in
Sanatorium, in Pocasset, Cape Cod, Mass. in on the committee by Mrs. John Tennant her spacious yard. We opened this year with
May. W e decided to make quilts for the f r o m the Board of Governors, and Mrs. a meeting in September at the home of
Lillian MacQuillan McCausland Memorial Jane Buckley, president of the New Janice Foote Luhn (Z '29). Adlyn Moeller
Ward in Homeopathic Hospital. York Alumnae. ( Z *33) gave an interesting and educational
The committee is planning a hospital- talk on " A r t in the Home." E v a Jervis Ruhl
Our June meeting was a lobster luncheon ity program, with headquarters at the entertained us at the October meeting. Mar-
at the summer home of our good friend, Miss Beekman Tower Hotel in New York, jorie Galbraith ( T ) , our president, gave us
Ethel Rowe, in Westbrook, Conn., where Jen- for all fraternity visitors and their a pre-symphony lecture on the program to be
nie Perry Prescott (B 'OS) our president, friends who come to the city during played by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra,
was co-hostess. Seven of us made the trip. the 26 weeks duration of the Fair. Mrs. and the guest artist, Rachmaninoff, which we
Louella Fifield Darling (B ex '01), chairman Ives and her fellow committee mem- attended in a body at a later date. At the
of work, gave out the pieces for the quilts bers hope very much to have the pleas- October meeting, at Eleanor Prentice Huck-
so that work on them could be started during ure of greeting AOns f r o m all over the mann's, Dorothy Daniels and our hostess each
our idle moments this summer. And what a country, during the summer of 1939. reviewed a current play to be seen in St.
treat we had on August 19! Eight of us, Mrs. John Tennant is chairman of the Louis during the season. Afterwards, we
(those not away for the summer) were guests 1939 Panhellenic Ball, an annual event packed the Christmas box for our Tuckies.
of our beloved Edith Anderson and her fam- which is sponsored by the New York Our Founders' Day meeting was held at the
ily at East Brewster, Cape Cod, Mass., for the City Panhellenic, Inc., and which is the Lucille Hendricks Spencer's with Eleanor
day. It was so good of Edith to invite the outstanding interfraternity social event Raymond Borgeson and Louise Baer assisting.
Providence "girls" and we did enjoy every of the season. The ball this year will W e tried not to talk about anything but
minute with her. During the day Ruth Kelley be held on February 4. AOIL its Founders and interesting facts about
told us she was leaving on the twenty-ninth it. W e welcomed several new members this
to drive home to Missouri, with her two was appointed travel chairman. Plans were fall: Lucille Hendricks Spencer ( Z '33), who
daughters. Faith, three years old, and Betsy, made for entering the Table Setting contest came to us from Chicago; Edith Campbell
two years old, to visit her folks. T h e first at a local store. We are proud to announce Trundel ( E ) ; Helen Hogan Murphy ( B * ) ;
fall meeting was held in October at the home that we were the winners of a prize in compe- Alice Buckley Goodwin ( T ' 2 1 ) . — J A N I C E
of this reporter. The Beta members present tition with alumna? of 16 other sororities.
rejoiced at the news of the receipt of the $50 Much credit is due the committee, including FOOTE L U H N .
prize money, won in the L i f e Alumnae Dues Eileen Lovely, Anita Kellogg, Audrey Stev-
Sweepstakes Campaign. After a lengthy con- ens, Betty Freeman, Lucile Harlow, Lucile SAINT PAUL
sultation among the Beta "girls" it was voted Hood, and Anne Boeson. Betty Freeman
to turn the check into the treasury of Prov- ( A S ) was hostess at the November meeting. E I G H T o'clock dessert was served by Mar-
idence Alumnae Chapter, so that when spent Theresa Young Goff ( A S ) , membership chair- garet McHugh Amberg in September. "Cor-
it will be from the chapter. W o r k continues man, announced those paying their dues would poration Meeting" was held in October at
on the patchwork quilts. Talk of the after- be given chances on two tickets to the Marian the chapter house with the Minneapolis
noon naturally centered on each one's ex- Anderson concert in the spring. Nonearle Ry- group. November's meeting was held at
periences during the September 21 hurricane; der ( A S ) gave a report on the plans of the Harriet Pratt Perry's home, and November
but outside of a few new roofs, loss of trees, Ways and Means committee which include 19, 11 couples attended an "alum" dancing
and window glass, each one felt that she had sponsoring a play given by a group of the party at the Riverview Country Club. Found-
suffered nothing! Our November meeting was Portland Civic Players. Final plans were ers' Day was held in Minneapolis, December
held with Muriel Colbath Wyman ( r ' I S ) made for our annual formal supper dance 8, at K i n g Cole Hotel with approximately 100
and our number was augmented by the pres- (Marie Dew Gish, chairman) which was held guests present. Betty Hostetter was the toast-
ence of Helen Worster Cleaves, Atlantic Dis- November 19 in the Oak Room of Hotel Ben- mistress, and Harriet Pratt Perry spoke. Irma
trict Alumnae Superintendent. W e wish she son following the University of Oregon-Uni- Hammerbacher, chairman of the arrangements,
could come oftener! W e voted to celebrate versity of Washington football game. The pro- was assisted by Delores Ritter, E i l e e n Slat-
Founders' D a y on December 10, our regular ceeds from the dance are used to help reach tery Davis, Margaret Davis Slattery, Harriet
meeting day, with a luncheon at the Prov- our Social Service quota. O u r observation of Pratt Perry, Genevieve Mattson, and Alice
idence Plantations Club. This will make the Founders* Day was a departure from the Linsmayer. As is usually customary, toys and
third year that we have celebrated this way. usual formal banquet. Margaret Livesley clothing were collected at the party for the
Maude Clarke Covell (B '02) announced that Greene ( A S ) , chairman, arranged a dessert Kentucky children. Our sympathy is extended
she was a grandmother for the second time! course to be served at the home of Margaret to Harriet Fritz in the loss of her father.—
Martin ( A S ) , followed by a candle-lighting
—GRACE LAWTON HUBBARD. service with toasts to be given by Ruth Brace JANE PRIEST.
(T). Dorothy Hallin (AS), Audrey Williams
PORTLAND Stevens ( A S ) , and Marylie Andrus Miller SAN DIEGO
( A S ) . Following the service, Marie Gish
PORTLAND Alumnae Chapter is looking for- planned a local philanthropic program. Over T H E San Diego Alumnae closed its year
ward to a banner year under the leadership 50 dolls have been distributed to the girls with an informal luncheon and beach party
of an enthusiastic president, Roma Whisnant for them to dress. At this meeting, three at Kitty Robinson's house in Mission Beach.
(AS). A t our September meeting at the outside judges chose the six best-dressed dolls I n June we went en masse to the Panhellenic
home of V i v i a n Gray Moore ( T ) , nearly and prizes were awarded to their dressmakers. Association luncheon where Mary Aldrich was
half of our entire membership was present. Our dolls were given to the city fire depart- installed as president for the coming year.
Anne Herrenkohl and Virginia McCorkle (AS ment for their Christmas gifts to the poor. She received a compact from the Alpha O s
*38) joined our group at this formal meeting. A down-town store offered to display the and a splendid ovation from the large and
Clarissa Campbell Bronn ( A S ) , rushing chair- active chapter of Panhellenic group. Mar-
man, gave reports on the summer rushing garet Glen, our new president, started the
which included a formal tea at the home of 1938 season with an exceptionally elegant
Glenna Heacock Kneeland ( A S ) early in the supper party and meeting at her home on
summer and a garden party at Mabel Hil- Point Loma. Plans for the entire year were
strom Walsh's ( T ) home. Two of our officers, completed, including this chapter's sponsor-
Barbara Crowell (AS) and Alethea Bruhl ship of one day at A O n Convention next sum-
(AP), were married and moved away, so elec- mer at Pasadena. W e have grand ideas and
tion was held to fill the offices. E i l e e n Monks hope to impress everyone with the little chap-
Lovely ( T ) was elected treasurer and Eliza- ter that does big things. This year, instead
beth Gabler Loomis ( A P ) , historian. Marie of making up a Christmas box for our prote-
Dew Gish (AP), our active philanthropic chair- gee, Sadie Morgan, in Kentucky, we will all
man, introduced several ideas for local work. contribute to a fund of cash to be sent her
The chapter voted to cooperate with the local foster parents so that they may use it for
fire department in furnishing dolls for the her greatest needs. This fund will be col-
poor children at Christmas. I n October, we lected at our December meeting, when we will
met at Marcia Fuestman Dixon's ( A S ) for celebrate Founders' Day in Carlsbad as guests
our annual buffet supper. Virginia McCorkle of Marion Sanchez, Helen Fairchild, and
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Sumner (A) will entertain us with remi- lives near the house and has proved to be a mate who used to try to keep me awake to
niscences of the first chapter of AOII and big help to the girls. W e are holding most study at night, Edith Broom Nusbaum. W i n -
its interesting F o u n d e r s . — K A T H E R I N E ROB- of our meetings at the homes of different nie Flanders Wooldridge and her husband left
alums this year. T h e y are all supper meet- L . A . for K e y West, Florida, just a day or
INSON. ings which have been planned in advance so before we arrived. Myrtis White is mar-
for the whole year. The programs sound ried and lives in San Francisco, but I was un-
SAN FRANCISCO especially interesting and we can be sure able to reach her. I also missed Golly Mc-
of an average attendance of 40 or more. Cann and her husband in Berkeley. Marcella
G E N E V I E V E ROBERTS provided a buffet sup- Our Ways and Means Committee planned a Lawler has been elected Pacific County School
per for 40 members in October. A business luncheon at the Gas company in October Superintendent. Loretta Lawler is leaving
meeting followed over which our president, which was very successful, and in March here to take a position in the Y a k i m a schools.
Frances Johnsson presided. The new officers we are looking forward to our evening at the We shall miss her. Margaret Stevening is
were introduced and reports were read by Show Boat, which is the newest home for moving back to St. P a u l soon. O u r loss is
the secretary and treasurer. October 21, very fine plays put on by the U drama de- your gain, St. Paul. Millie Larson Proctor
Frances entertained Helen Haller, Treasurer. partment. Plans are also under way for a and her husband have gone to New Y o r k
She was having a short visit in San Fran- dance and a rummage sale. Founders' Day where they hope to live permanently. E l i z a -
cisco en route home after installing the new banquet, which was held in the house on the beth Janeck was in Tacoma for a while, but
alumnae chapter in Sacramento. W e were eighth, was, I feel sure, about the nicest I guess the U . S. government wanted her
able to get a great deal of interesting infor- one we have ever had. Probably the most im- closer to the White House, so they called
mation about the work of Alpha O in Ken- portant factor contributing to its outstanding her back to Washington some time ago.
tucky as Helen had visited there last sum- success was the large part the Tacoma alums Dorothy Louise Smith has left us to live in
mer. Her description of Convention next played in it. Did you know that they re- Denver. K a y Garcia-Prada and I had tea
July sounded so exciting that we all left organized again and are just more than in- with Ruth Nunan Bartells and her seven-
convinced that we would be there if humanly terested in all our affairs? We are going months-old daughter last week. Ethel Reid
possible. Virginia Simpson has the respon- to try to attend some of their meetings. T h e Rolkowski has a brand new son who arrived
sibility of collecting clothes and toys to send whole program was planned by the Tacoma last month. Of course you know that Mar-
to Kentucky. H e r interest in this work has girls, under the leadership of Helen Cantine garet Widrig adopted a little daughter, last
spurred everyone to support her and from (AS). Helen is Girl Scout Director in T a - spring. I have an Alpha O Club tonight.
the reports received, the box this year was coma. She was toastmistress and the motive Roberta Mudgett K a r r e r has been working
greater than ever. W e are planning for our was a transport flight to different chapters hard on organizing some groups. They are
spring rummage sale and for some large of Alpha O. I was the passenger agent and composed of girls of similar interests or age
money-making affair which will include every- it was my pleasure to introduce our passengers. groups. T h e y meet at appointed times for
body. O n November 14, the San Francisco The first on hoard was our charming hostess, lunch and put a quarter into a fund for some
and East B a y alumnae joined Lambda and Mrs. Haynes, who is our new house-mother. special house project. I n that way, some
Sigma to commemorate Founders' D a y at a Besides being very pleasant to look upon, girls are contacted who are unable to attend
formal banquet at the Women's Athletic Club she is capable (there were 72 people seated our larger monthly alumnje meeting. Do
in Oakland. Efale Thornally, president of at the banquet table and everything progressed you all know that both of the Beeukwus
East Bay Alumnae, presided, assisted by in perfect order, and for those of you who twins were married this summer? It happened
Caroline Powers as toastmistress. T h e speak- know our bouse and facilities, you'll have to July 8. Don't forget that we are very much
ers at the banquet included Lenore Hennes- agree that a good manager was in charge). alive and awake here in Seattle and do let
sey, S president, Isabelle Stuart, Past Grand The next passenger was Louise Benton Oliver, us hear from some of y o u . — I R E N E B A K E R
President, Genevieve Roberts, District Super- who is the new District Superintendent; then
intendent, and Frances Johnsson, president the actives and pledges of T. They all acted CARLSON.
of the San Francisco Alumna;. A t the close as hostesses to us alums and let me say
of the banquet we were entertained by read- here that we are very proud of every one SYRACUSE
ings by Rose Bell and Margaret Ingles, 2 of them. I f any of you have friends or
relatives coming to Washington, let us know T H E Syracuse A l u m n x Chapter opened its
active.—RUTH NIBLEY. about them and talk up Upsilon Chapter. fall activities with a covered dish supper at
They really are a grand group of youngsters the home of Beatrice Barron Hovey, Kather-
SEATTLE and you must help them out in the state. ine Murtagh, and Ruth Caskey Sturtevant as-
Celia Schofield is coming back to school to sisting. M r s . Marx, a native of Germany,
F I R S T , let me apologize to every person join our active passengers in January. The talked to the group on life in her homeland.
who has eagerly scanned the pages of To following girls boarded our plane from va- It was decided to divide the chapter into
DRAGMA for news of Upsilon. Y o u have rious chapters: Nell Benjamin ( I ) ; Florence groups, each group to raise as much money
probably given us up for dead by this time, Parkinson and Virginia Sounders ( P ) ; lone as possible. A t the October meeting a gen-
but we really are very much alive. W e have Wright and Ruth Moore ( A ) ; Sue Paige E r - eral report was made on rushing. Betty Hieb
had a little difficulty which is all straight hart ( A r ) ; Helen Cantine, Louise Odell Mc- Leist was hostess, assisted by Marcia Ros-
now and from now on I promise that you Minn, Marion Skattowe, Merriam L y n n and brook. Gertrude Baumhardt Bailey and Flos-
shall know all about us. Rather than let you Barbara Crowell Wood, all from AS. W e sie Clark were hostesses at Gertrude's home
down again this time I will do my best and missed L a u r a Asbury ( A * ) . With the com- for the November meeting. Additional means
from this time on please send any informa- pletion of the passenger list, Helen intro- of increasing the bank balance were discussed
tion for this column to Edith K o r r e s at duced the following speakers: lone Titlow and we decided two ways to do it were to
2307 E . 65th, Seattle. W e had a very nice Wright ( A ) . She resides in Tacoma and her take chances on a door prize at each meet-
Senior Breakfast last spring in the house, daughter is one of our prize pledges; Bar- ing and also to sell candy. M r s . Mark Rus-
honoring three seniors, Lee Chapman, Mary bara Crowell Wood spoke of Alpha O at A S sell who has recently traveled through Mexico
Reid, and Alice Knowles. Lee left for New and BK was represented by Betty Hoff- spoke on her trip. She brought with her a
Y o r k , soon after, to work in the Good House- meister, who is a graduate student living in very interesting collection of curios and art
keeping Laboratories. She was, I believe, the the house this year. Upsilon, the home field, work. Two groups sponsoring bridge parties
only person chosen from Washington. Mary was represented by Elizabeth L o v e who came were formed. Betty Leist and Marcia Ros-
Reid returned to her home in I o w a , but we over with the Tacoma delegation. Priscilla brook held the first of the series and report
hope that she will soon return to us. Alice Webber, active president, told of the air that it was very successful.—GRACE O B E R -
Knowles, who came to us from Montana, is pockets encountered in the flight; the pledges
now working at Frederick & Nelon. Ruth and their takeoffs were described by Betty LANDER SIMMONS.
Jordon Peterson made a very charming toast- lone Wright and Edith Korres who is Up-
mistress for an altogether-pleasant affair. silon's busy adviser in addition to her many TERRE HAUTE
Ruth has been so busy in the University Club other Alpha O interests, told of Happy Land-
that we have missed her a lot but now her ings. W e sang, of course, and listened to L A S T year our dinner meetings were such
work there has been finished, we hope to lovely music by Verna May Hibbard and her a success that we decided to continue the
see more of her. Frances Jordon Rahscopf violin accompanied by Margaret Evans at plan this fall. Since our group includes
lives right in the district and manages to be the piano. Gwendolyn Showell is now M r s . half business girls and half wives and moth-
very active in T affairs as well as in the Everett Wrede and that happened in Y u m a , ers, we have discussed "how the other half
**alum" chapter. Frances is enrolled in some Arizona, November 19. T e d and I left our lives" with a great deal of enjoyment. One
special courses at the University. During the six-year-old Dickie home in November and of our versatile mothers revealed the plot of
summer, the officers and committee heads met had three whole weeks of vacation in Spo- a radio skit on which she has collaborated
several times to plan this year's program and kane, Portland, Oakland, San Francisco, and and hopes will be accepted by N B C . I n ad-
meetings. In case you don't know us here Los Angeles. We saw the U . S . C . - C a l game in dition our conversation has dwelt on drama-
we are: Irene Baker Carlson, president; F e r n L . A . , the Oregon-Washington game in Port- tics, present day literature, welfare work,
Faft Neylon, vice president; Margaret Reid, land and looked in on the Alpha O dance child rearing and credit administration. And
recording secretary; Marie McFarland, corres- in Portland. I had a grand visit with Helen usually we still have time for games! Speak-
ponding secretary, and Anita Mayrand Peter- Haller in L . A.; I saw Gwen, Arta Pollom ing of games, the majority of us, being B*s,
son, treasurer. Last, but not least, Edith ( I can't remember the last name), Helen H i n - were disappointed that our sworn rival, Pur-
K o r r e s really is the reporter to T o D R A G M A . dle, and last but not least my dear old room- due University, walked off with the coveted
Several of the alums were on hand to help "Old Oaken Bucket" after the annual affray
with rushing and have become very close to in November. I n celebration of Founders'
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Day, we welcomed a new member; so -we Founders' Day with a banquet at the W i n d - been quite successful in selling hose at a
can no longer lay claim to the title " W e A r e sor A r m s hotel. Toasts to the University of profit. Last winter some of the group had
Seven."—KATHERINB MCFALI.. Toronto, the fraternity, and its Founders their crocheting needles flying, resulting in a
were proposed by Dorothea Stuart, Beta T a u very beautiful lace tablecloth. A very nice
TOLEDO president. The banquet, in accordance with sum was realized from the sale of the cloth,
tradition, was tendered by the alumnae chap- which aided in helping redecorate the Pi Delta
MRS. D. J . CROWLEY (Katherine Donlon, ter to the active chapter, arrangements being house at M a r y l a n d . — M A R J O R I E G. S C U L L .
X) entertained us at a luncheon in the Bowl- in charge of Madeline Coyne. Following the
ing Green Women's Club in Bowling Green, banquet, the party went on to the Royal Y o r k WICHITA
December 3 in honor of Founders' Day. We supper d a n c e . — H I I D A B U T L E R .
were especially pleased to have E t t a F o x T H E Founders' Day luncheon that the
Francis (0), and Beulah Zimmerman Car- TULSA Wichita chapter had was December 3 at
roll (H) from Fremont with us. The table Snnes Tearoom. Sixteen were present, and
was decorated with the traditional Jacqueminot O U R thoughts in December always seem to Mrs. Justus Fugate (Adelaide Braucher) read
roses, and we enjoyed hearing stories from turn mostly to plans for Founders' D a y . the founding of the sorority, written for the
the various chapters represented. Our Social This year, departing from our usual custom 1934 convention. Margaret Matthews Leigbxy
Service F u n d is growing through our maga- of dinner in some down-town hotel, we are told of the founding of Phi. Mrs. F . E . Mett-
zine sales, bridge parties, and herbs. W e are celebrating with a party, December 14, at ner (Belva Roesler), president, presided. The
especially proud of the latter: the herbs were the home of our president, Dorothy Bergman table centerpiece was roses, and the programs
grown by members this summer, dried, and ( I '25). Dorothy expects about 16 guests, had a rose design on the front. Mrs. John
now, in attractive packages, are easily sold. and she has appointed me to write a toast for McFarland (Alice Wesley) and Mrs. Craw-
The work on the layettes is advancing and the occasion. The chapter rejoices that Natalie ford Haynes (Jane L a Pierre) have recently
we hope to complete 12 outfits by the end of W a r r e n (NO '20) has returned to T u l s a to moved to Wichita and joined the group, Jane
the year. I f our group weren't so congenial live. Dallas' loss is surely our gain. A new is from K . C . and was married October 3.
we perhaps could accomplish more sewing at addition to the chapter is Hazel Garralts Alice and John moved from Bartlesville. Mrs.
our meetings.—CHARLOTTE M A T T H E W S STAR- Pfluger (•$> ex '29). O u r sewing committee as- Justus Fugate had a little girl, Barbara Jane.
sembled in November at the home of Grace —MADRE HOFF.
NER. Gray ( H '23) and mended a goodly supply
of clothing for our Kentucky mountain folk. WESTCHESTER
TORONTO Our activities during the summer were some-
what quiet, the most exicting being a water- A B U F F E T supper opened Westchester Alum-
B E T A T A U Alumna; Chapter opened its fall melon party at the home of Elizabeth H u n t nae Chapter's activities for the 1938-39 sea-
season with a meeting at Eileen Dorman's ( 0 '28) at the beginning of the summer.— son. T h e meeting was held at the home of
where we helped Beta T a u plan their Sub- Priscilla Sawyer Ross ( D - Assisting hostesses
scription dance, held at the Royal York Hotel, EVA DRUMM STACEY. were Elizabeth Fuller (A) and E v a Adams
October 29. It was a huge success and the Miller ( H '30). Following the supper, a most
active chapter deserves a great deal of credit W A S H I N G T O N , D. C. interesting talk was given by Louise Ander-
for its gratifying results. W e had our next son Hingsberg (N) on her travels through
meeting at Jean Snider's home. Hereafter, I N May, several of the Washington group France this past summer. I n November, a
we are to have two monthly meetings, one attended the installation of the Alpha O benefit bridge was held at the home of F l o r -
at the fraternity apartment which is strictly chapter at Chestertown, Maryland, enjoyed ence Parmelee Hill ( Z ) . It was lots of fun
a business meeting, the other, at the girls' the privilege of knowing our new sisters and aided in securing over half our Social
homes where we do Red Cross work for the there and welcoming them into the frater- Service Work quota. Since we cover such
needy families. T h i s plan so f a r seems to be nity. W e held our annual picnic in Rock a large area and traveling is difficult, we are
bringing out more "alums" and we hope it Creek P a r k in June. A number of girls with meeting every other month. Each meeting
will continue to do so. T h i s year for our their husbands enjoyed the annual outing at is preceded by a dinner with two assisting
Christmas philanthropic work we are looking H e r r i n g B a y at Maybelle Wackerman H i l l ' s hostesses. I n this way we feel there will be
after a poor family and will endeavor to ( n A '36). W e are always glad to have A n i t a no heavy expense for one, a larger turn-out
make this the happiest Christmas they have Peters Burleigh (IIA) with us. Her motion and more local publicity. To date, we find
ever had. On October 9, Velma Bateman pictures of her trips are delightful. After this plan most successful and are anxious
'35 was married to Jack Percy '35. They a honeymoon in Europe, a trip by way of to pass it on to other alumnae chapters who
are living in Toronto. The active and alum- New Orleans to California, she is return- are finding it difficult to secure members.—
na- chapters gave her a miscellaneous shower ing to Arabia where her husband is with EVA ADAMS MILLER,
at the home of Audrey Loftus. We observed the Standard Oil Company. The group has
Tea i n Java
"MaKan Ketjils" Means

f$ BATAVIA is the capital of Java and Being the last tion of the wall on which the victim's
therefore a little stiff and formal installment about head was placed should forever remain
as a monument to his memory, and a
with Government offices, consulates, et Life in lava plot of grass surrounding the wall
cetera. Most of the office buildings are By FRANCES McKEE TARBOX should always be kept in good condition.
extremely modern and are such substan- Today the skull and spear still stand
tial and beautiful buildings that it forms INu Omicron on a section of the original wall in old
quite a contrast to the native com- Batavia and there is a tablet below
pounds which may be located just • describing the incident.
around the corner. Quite near the bank-
ing center in Batavia is the old harbor Also, in old Batavia there is an
which is a fascinating place with its historic brass cannon, thought by the
fish market and its accompanying smells, natives, to have the quality of giving
the many crude, colorful fishing boats fertility to all women who will say a
that are tied up at the wharf. prayer to it. Although this cannon is
probably one of several that came f r o m
In the 17th century, during the early one of the abandoned Dutch forts, it is
period of Dutch occupation in Java, a said by the natives to be one of a pair,
soldier was suspected of having sold both of which were formerly located in
the plans of a Dutch f o r t at Batavia to Batavia. The legend says that after
a native prince. He was captured, the Dutch conquered Batavia one of the
brought to trial and found guilty. As cannons took flight and swam to Soer-
a penalty he was sentenced to be abaja at the other end of the island. The
dragged through the streets tied to a craftsman who built these cannons
gun carriage until dead. A f t e r this sen- shaped a hand on the end of each. The
tence was carried out, he was beheaded native still maintain that when these
and a spear was thrust upward through two hands again clasp, native rule will
the skull and the head set upon a wall return to Java. I t is interesting to note
as a warning to future traitors. I t that although the people on the Soeraba-
was later found that the military court ja end of the island are Javanese, and
that convicted him had made an error, those on the Batavia end are Sudanese,
and the man was not guilty of treason. the legend, as told by both types of
It was therefore decreed that the sec-

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natives, is the same. Even today many i er seats at the front often cost a few
tourists, as well as Chinese and native Dutch cents, but the prices go up the
women, go to this cannon, buy a paper Javanese food. Red's pet agent takes scale to two guilders or more as one
offering, and say a prayer. us to dinner whenever we feel strong gets toward the back and in the bal-
enough to accept his invitations. Our cony. There are no matinees, and only
I n every section of each city are first meal was a dreadful experience two shows each evening at 7 and 9:45
many markets or "pasars" where one for me. The little Chinese wife was as p. m.
can buy fruits, vegetables, meats, chick- timid as I , and since we both had only
ens, clothes, shoes and everything a Malay as a common language we could Malabar, the radio station through
native could possibly need. The native think of nothing to say, and no way which all calls to and from America
sewing woman or man sits at his sew- to express what we might have thought. and Europe are sent, is located well up
ing machine and makes garments while The host got up and made a speech, in the mountains, and very carefully
you wait. A native sewing woman or saying that he had made a great effort guarded, so that one must have a per-
"djait" sews buttons and mends while and spent much time and thought on mit to go through it. The machinery is
you watch them. this party to make it a success. He much too massive f o r me to try to un-
brought out a bottle of "Triple Sec" derstand, but each time I go I get a
In Batavia there is a very well-or- which he presented to me, expecting me thrill when I think how wonderful it is
ganized museum giving a composite pic- to drink it during the 15 course meal. I to have a place like that here on this
ture of the N.E.I, f r o m historical times, think he felt that he was being very island. The calls are really sent f r o m
down through the period of Dutch oc- polite to Americans, because he said he Batavia, but all of them go through
cupation, and up to the present time. had thought and thought of what would Malabar. When visiting there one can
be nice f o r an American lady to drink, always hear some ship sending its sig-
The Governor General has a town and he seemed surprised when I told nals, or some telephone message going
palace in Batavia and many of his of- him that I preferred tea! He has since through.
ficial affairs are held there. However, given me some delicious Chinese tea to
his palatial residence is in Buitenzorg, make up, I suppose, f o r the embarrass- We have excellent golf courses, with
and there the present Governor General ment he caused me on that first occa- nice club houses and native caddies.
resides with his American wife and two sion. Then, our'host gave some toasts, Here in Bandoeng, the 18-hole course is
daughters who are also quite American and my husband had a gleam in his eye surrounded by mountains, rice paddies
in ways. The older girl always has a that said, "Be polite whatever the cost!" and the air ports. I t is almost impos-
great time when any American fleet is I enjoyed the first five or six courses, sible to drive a ball without a practice
in port as she has a wonderful rush but towards the last I suffered, and felt plane zooming overhead simultaneously.
f r o m the young officers. Adjoining the I couldn't bear to look at the food,
Governor General's palace in Buitenzorg much less eat it. I t was all in all a The A r m y A i r Field is located here
is the world-famous botanical garden ghastly evening, especially when the in Bandoeng, and we are awakened each
with its marvelous orchids and other men started to burping in true polite morning by the planes over our house.
tropical plants and flowers. Chinese fashion. I was much too f u l l The Glenn Martin bombers fly in for-
of food to even attempt to be polite. mation all around this city and for any
"Red," my husband, and I have be- special celebration we have 27 or so in
come quite Dutch in one respect. We Bandoeng is a beautiful city and the formation. The night flying is pretty
love their "rijs tafel." We have small homes are a bit more European than and one gets so accustomed to the
ones in our own home, and I've found in some other places. The lawns are sounds of the planes that they seem a
that almost all natives can prepare them larger and the flowers more luxuriant part of the sounds of the city. Adjoin-
excellently. Our own "rijs tafels" do than in many other cities. Within fif- ing the Army Field is the Commercial
not afford the pomp and ceremony that teen minutes one can be in the real Field and the planes to and f r o m H o l -
one finds in the hotel. Either fried or country with terraced rice paddies, and land come and go three times each
steamed rice is used as a base, and on mountains. As we have our morning week. There are three daily planes to
top of this we put: chicken prepared in coffee we can see mountains all around and f r o m Batavia and the trip takes
several ways, several kinds of fish, pea- us and the volcano. f r o m 25 minutes to 45 minutes depend-
nuts, toasted coconut, corn fritters, cu- ing on the type of plane. This time,
cumbers, shrimps, dried beef and liver, We have rather good movies and af- against 3 hours by train, and 3*/2 hours
stuffed peppers, beans with lots of juice, ter being here six months or so, they by car, makes us feel close to the city.
bean sprouts, eggs prepared several have caught up with us, and we don't
ways, tomatoes, onions, fried bananas, mind waiting for them. Many of the We feel very fortunate in having been
various meats prepared in various ways, movie houses are open on the sides to here in Java during the making of some
chutney, et cetera, et cetera, all highly make them cooler. Smoking is allowed Dutch history. We were here when
seasoned with native herbs and peppers. at all times. There is a "Pauze" during Princess Juliana announced her engage-
This, in proper fashion, is served by a which natives peddle drinks, cigarettes ment, and we helped celebrate her wed-
long and impressive line of boys carry- and candy. This "Pauze" comes at the ding and the arrival of her first daugh-
ing one or two dishes each ! The story most exciting moment, which makes ev- ter. They were really celebrations that
explaining the "rice tafel" is that a Jav- eryone exasperated when it is an- I shall never forget. The love of these
anese princess once married a Dutchman. nounced. We have pictures f r o m all subjects f o r their Royal Family is some-
Neither liked the food that the other countries, but the American ones are thing beautiful to see, and it gave me
wanted, so each had their own meal pre- the most popular. There is a brief cap- a thrill to be a guest in their country
pared. As time went on the two would tion in Dutch under the picture. The while thej- celebrated. Our own Dutch
taste a bit of the food cooked f o r the natives howl at love scenes, and often flag is as large as any in our neigh-
other and mix it with their own. As the laugh at the wrong moment. The cheap- borhood and we fly it on all official oc-
two kinds of food were mixed, and as casions in deference to the Queen. We
bits were added, the "rijis tafel" or "rice are looking forward just now to the
table" was started. celebration in honor of the Queen's for-
tieth year of reign.
I t is no wonder that one gains weight
out here in this lazy place. We have Our own U . S. submarine flotilla came
breakfast, luncheon, and dinner, and into port this year and two year's ago
then morning coffee or tea at eleven or the S. S. Augusta and several cruisers
so, as well as our afternoon tea at five were in port in Batavia. The Americans
o'clock. Everytime you go to call on had quite a celebration on both occa-
someone, you are offered a drink, sand- tions and it was so nice for us to be
wiches, cake, nuts, potato chips, or can- able to be patriotic with our own coun-
apes, or "makan ketjils" which when trymen. I n Batavia the Americans cele-
translated means "small food." brate July 4th and Thanksgiving Day
in proper American fashion.
I wish you could have Chinese food
or "Chinese makan" with me once. We To some people the fact that I am one
do not have "chop suey" or "chow half the way around the world may
mien" and in fact these people here seem that I am away f r o m all civiliza-
don't know what that kind of food tion ; but, it seems to me that I am very
means. The Chinese food here is a fortunate in being a part of both an
combination of real Chinese food and ancient and a modern civilization.

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our Box) which was entered in the Big-< lame and a toast to AX was given by Grace Julian
Rally Parade. We'll see Sigma and Kappa
ampud urveu Theta girls again next year and we're going Thompson.—CATHERINE BCRKHAKT, Univer-
to work with them both as hard as we can
to make 1939 convention in Los Angeles the sity of Georgia.
biggest thing ever. A n d we do hope you all
( F R O M P A G E 30) come! Other participation in campus affairs ^ N u has a new apartment near Washing-
included Siegrid Beuche's part in the German ton Square and it's always in use—for
mony and unity among Kappa Thetans. Peggy department play, Jean Hiler's work as pub-
licity chairman of the " Y " cabinet. House meetings, rush parties, and the like. We had
Smith '40 is Chairman of the Election Board. President Virginia Clausen's appointment as four official rush affairs—a Dog Show, an
chairman of the " Y " finance drive, and Bar- afternoon tea dance given at the 9 X pent-
Kappa Theta, £ and A Chapters have enjoyed bara Grass' place on the publicity committee house, a R u s h Dance at the A K ^ house, and
of the Sophomore Cotillion. The brunt of a Preference Supper given by the alumna-.
visiting each other this past month. Kappa the work for our fall house dance fell upon W e also had unofficial luncheons at the apart-
Betty Pleasant, social chairman, and Holly ment every day which the rushees enjoyed.
Theta was hostess during a football game Hansen, in charge of decorations. It's a foul Our eight new pledges are: Geri Klages, Lois
pun, but we did have fun doing the "Lambda Brown, Marie Heim, Marie Corrigan, Stella
week-end to her two sister chapters up north. Walk." Tynowski, Camille Stevens, Pauline Mihalak,
and Barbara Sencabough. H e have two in-
Twenty Kappa Thetas journeyed to Berkeley to itiates this year, Dorothy O'Hanlon and Har-
riet McGlennon and two old pledges, Rhona
be entertained by the Cal Alpha Os. T h e L o s Harris and Patricia Brown. Fifteen actives
and one pledge attended Founders' Day on
Angeles Alumna? Chapter is sponsoring a December 8 at the Town Hall and were we
glad we went! Stella Stern Perry, Jessie
large dance to be held at the Beverly Wilshire Wallace Hughan, and Elizabeth Heywood
Wyman spoke and really reimbursed us with
Hotel, that promises to be one of the social the true sorority spirit and also kept us laugh-
ing with stories about the "old days." There-
events of the winter season. Many alumna: was a candlelight service and then Dorothy
O'Hanlon (N) and a Nebraska alumna sang
returned to the house for a buffet supper dur- two beautiful AOII songs for us. There were
15 chapters represented at the banquet! O n
ing Homecoming. Sheila Klein and Muriel Holly Hansen and Housemother Erna Tay- December 16, K a y Kayser, who is starring at
the Hotel Pennsylvania, is holding a sorority
McKinney are busy "interior decorating" our lor again outdid themselves in decorations night for N Y U . His Kollege of Musical
Knowledge will be given and the winning so-
beautiful chapter house to make it even love- during three days of preliminary rush teas. rority is to receive a loving cup. Here's
hoping we win. The last big event on our
lier for our Convention guests. We are plan- (Actual rushing and pledging at Stanford is calendar is our formal dance which is to IK-
given jointly by the actives and alumnae so
ning an exchange dessert with AAA—MARGARET deferred until the Winter Quarter.) Thanks it's sure to be a success. W e ' r e having it
February 11 at the Casino-in-the-Air, Belmont
RAY, UCLA. to Miss Taylor, ours was the only house with P l a z a . — P E G G Y T E A R L E , New York U.

Christmas decorations; but what probably

caused most comment of all was the tiny '"42"

T H E unexpected return of Betty McCoy in frosting on each of the tiny cakes served in

and Helen Conkling '38 for a year of honor of our freshman guests. One especially

graduate study filled the house to capacity pleasant evening we will all remember was

with a girl in the guest room and one in the when Jean Hiler's mother sent us a huge box

study. F o r the first time in several years of goodies and we all sat around tlu- tire and

the new girls in the house, including Virginia nibbled in our p.j.'s while Holly played the

Ramsay, Shirley Okell, Helen Jane Pucket, piano and we practiced the sorority songs for

and Mary Louise Campbell organized an in- rushing next quarter. About 25 of our alum-

tramural basketball team. Evelyn Jameson, na: returned for our Founders' Day dessert

whom everyone is glad to see again after party December S, and we certainly enjoyed

nearly a year of illness, also played on the hearing their reminiscences about the chapter

team. Virginia Ramsey and Shirley Okell in the "old days." W e learned among other

also took an active part in the W . A . A . and things that Clark Gable's first wife, Josephine

participated in tri-sports day. Thrill of the Dillon, was one of the early members of our

quarter was Lambda's receiving the highest chapter. The quarter ended with our cus-

scholastic rating of any sorority on campus tomary Christmas party and Christmas dinner

for the previous year. Not a single girl went on the Sunday and Monday nights before NK * ^ ^U R quests slid in on a miniature
rus
"minus" all year, and Doris Wiseman was finals' week. The Christmas party was a riot,
ski-jump about three feet long to find
awarded lower division scholastic honors for with everyone coming in costumes from-the-
a Swiss Village and a Swiss yodeler who en-
her practically straight-A average. AOII's neck-up as an easy but effective relaxation
tertained us with songs at our Ski Supper.
precedence in journalistic activities continued from study. Costumes included everything
Our Gypsy Jamboree was the last party. As
this year with Dolly Hyatt in the seldom-held- from "next year's pledge" to a "Christmas
each guest arrived she was given a bandana
hy-a-woman position of managing editor of the present." During finals' week proper our
on a stick, gypsy-style, containing sandwiches,
yearbook, the Stanford Quad. Rosemarie seniors relieved us each night with hot choco-
apples, marshmallows, and gingerbread. We
Merrill and Barbara Funderburgh were two of late and cookies in the kitchen after closing
took our gypsy sacks out to a big fire whert-
the four junior editors on the Quad; this is hours.—BETTY SHEDA KLINE, Stanford.
we ate. T h i s party was so informal that we
the position directly under the managing editor
got a lot of excellent rushing done. That
and ordinarily as high as a woman can go.
W E were delighted to have our new night six girls promised to pledge. T o top off
Barbara Grass, Jean Hiler, and Betty Kline transfer, Willa Dean Smith (NO), to
help us rush. Rushing began with the usual Rush Week we had an annual pledge Open
continued work on the Stanford Daily, Bob- formal tea from 3-7. O n Thursday we played
school and all the Alpha Os were dressed House for fraternity men. The pledges en-
bie as head copy editor and Jean and Betty like kids, in short dresses and hair ribbons.
This idea was carried out in every way and joyed it greatly and afterwards we honored
at United Press desk editors. V i r g i n i a Bus- the classes were conducted in History (history
of AOII), Geography (places where we have them with a buffet supper and dance. Kath-
sell is on the Daily business staff, and M a r y l chapters), and Music (AOIT songs). Everyone
enjoyed this so much and tiny lunches were leen Williams '41, a transfer from Sophie
Campbell worked on the Quad, Also along given each rushee. Friday Lambda Sigma
went highbrow and quite gay with a cabaret Newcomb and an AOII "little sister," is a
the publications line, the realms of Chap parol, party. W e acquired the atmosphere with ta-
bles covered in red and white checkered cloths member of our pledge class. T h e y elected the
campus monthly magazine, were invaded by and the light was furnished by candles stuck
in bottles. Music was furnished by a negro following officers: president, Mary Jane Wen-
AOIIs. It all started with a skit which the band. After a much needed rest by both
sororities and rushees on Saturday, which was dell '43; vice president, Gwendolyn Wilkins
house had entered in the "Gaieties," campus silent, our week of parties continued with an
informal tea on Sunday and on Wednesday '42; secretary, Birdie Kirven '40, a junior
vaudeville production. T h e idea for the skit we ended rushing with the traditional red
and white tea. Little green and white pots tranfer from Baylor University in Waco; treas-
had been everybody's; it had been written with small plants in them were given each
girl as a remembrance of AOII. On Thursday urer, Kathleen Williams. Two new pledges
into the form of numerous verse by Betty we pledged 19 girls. These girls were pinned
with a red and white ribbon and taken out to since Rush Week are Cornelia Kennan '40,
Kline and music was arranged for it by Holly the house where they were given a buffet
supper. After supper we all sang AOII songs. junior transfer from Texas State College for
Hansen. T h e skit did not fit into the "Gaie- O u r pledges were formally presented to the
student body at a tea dance two weeks later, Women, and Betty Kate Slaughter '40, S.
ties," but imagine the girls' delight when the given at the house. Lambda Sigma's fourth
Founders' Day banquet was held on Decem- M. U . junior. Alpha Os at S . M . U . started a
editor of the Chapparal decided to take it, ber 8, in the dining room of the Georgian
Hotel. , The pledges were in charge of the series of open houses held every other Sun-
giving it a two-page "spread," illustrated, program for the evening. Ellen Burtain en-
tertained us with several songs. Martha day afternoon from three to five. W e invited
what's more, by the versatile Holly. O u r end Mackey, our president, gave a toast to the
Founders which was followed by a toast five boys from each of the 10 fraternities on
in the "Gaieties," moreover, was upheld by to the pledges, given by Genevieve Modena
the campus. We played games and had cof-
Siegrid Beuche's work on the technical staff,
fee and doughnuts. T h e first of our parties
and Rosemarie Merrill's highly-lauded special-
was a steak fry given for the pledges. The
ty number, in which our petite, blonde Marie
pledges, in turn, gave the initiates a Scaven-
was tossed about in manner unmerciful by the
ger Hunt and buffet supper which we ap-
school's star twin acrobats. The special train
preciated very much. Another of our activi-
bound for Los Angeles for the Stanford-
ties was a kid party at which we played chil-
U C L A game found Helen Conkling, Virginia
dren's games between dances. Some of the
Ramsay, Betty McCoy, Barbara Funderburgh,
football players who came were screams. They
Holley Hansen, and Betty Kline sharing a
looked very funny carrying handkerchiefs
compartment, and staying at the Kappa Theta
instead of footballs. T o finish the evening we
house for the game week-end. U C L A AOlTs
had a Baby Show with prizes all captured by
deserve lots of thanks for their hospitality,
lucky K S s . On December 2 we held our an-
and thanks again for the super door-chimes
nual dinner-dance at the Century Room,
they sent us after they visited us last year,
Adolphus Hotel. The affair was formal and
just when we had had our house redecorated.
all Alpha Os trucked to the swing music of
Another mass migration took place when prac-
Red Nichols. The Mothers' Club gave a
tically our whole house stayed at Sigma dur-
Christmas dinner-dance for NKs on December
ing the week-end of our "Big-Game" with the
17.
U of C . Barbara Funderburgh had charge of

Nu Kappa had its annual Founders' Day

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banquet at Stoneleigh Court on December 8. festooned with huge paper ducks. W e had small fee, at the Michigan League. This new
the honor of having Ruth Segar, our V i c e
The table was shaped like the Greekletter IT, President, talk to us about "Ducks—and How system is still in the experimental stage.
We Are Like Them In Our Sorority Spirit
the cross-piece being the speaker's table. There of Oneness." At this time we presented our After the Homecoming game with Illinois
16 chosen girls to be pledged to our chap-
were four tall red tapers representing our ter: Joan Balliett, Ruth Brillhart, Mary we had open house. Our pledge formal was
Jane Fitkin, Jane Gray, Frances Hansen, Bar-
four Founders. Each girl as she entered the bara Hawkes, Ruth Hosking, Jean King, Lucy held on November 12. Initiation for six girls
Long, Betty Maze, Betty Miller, Helen Olds,
room lighted a small candle which she placed Julanne Reed, Amy Schrieber, Alice Marie being the week of December 9. This year
Smith, Nina Mae Smith, Barbara Sue Tullis,
at her place as she reached it. T h e Dean of and Janice Sloane. These pledges began im- Founders' Day was celebrated in Ann Arbor
mediately to stick their fingers in the activ-
Women, Miss Lide Spragins, was our guest ity pie here on the campus. Jane G r a y was with Oil being hostess to BP and Detroit, A n n
elected to the Freshman Council; Ruth Hos-
speaker. Entertainment consisted of songs king, who comes all the way from Glendale, Arbor, and Lansing alumna.'. A n informal
California, is serving on the Student Faculty
composed by the pledges, and a pantonine committee for counting votes; Barbara Sue buffet luncheon was served at the chapter
Tullis, Julanne Reed were selected for Mad-
representing the Frontier Nursing Service rigal; Jane Gray, Julanne Reed, and Amy house. This was followed with a program
Schrieber are active in Freshmen Players. The
given by "alums" Dorothy Ward, Ethel Mae period of comparative quiet before initiation opening with a welcoming speech by Marie
was finally over and Omega initiatd 15 girls:
Broadnax, and Numa Surgeon. In connec- Mary Lou Bill, Evelyn Byland, Janice Crall, Edington, Detroit alumna who was mistress
Bettie Dunbar, Frances Finkbone, Lois Got-
tion with philanthropic work NX gave Christ- shall, Grace Hayden, Lois Howard, Marion of ceremonies. Nan Sparrow, one of the
Malkas, Mary K . Mumford, Marion Nante,
mas baskets to needy families in Dallas. NKs Betty Schiewetz, Helen Tallman, Betty Syl- charter members of Oil Chapter, told of its
vester, and Elizabeth Williams. Betty Schie-
who deserve special recognition are Mary wetz won acclaim in the field of dramatics founding on this campus. Speeches were also
again after having scored last year as Ophelia
Kathrine Henry '40, vice president of S. M . in "Hamlet." This time she appeared as given by I r m a Shumway, BP president, and
Stella Hallam in "Another Language." Betty
U.'s Panhellenic; our prexy, Helen Warren is also a Cwen, Sophomore Counsellor, and by Henrietta Simpson, OH president. W e con-
member of Y e Merrie Players. Helen Tall-
'40, A^kK, honorary physical education frater- man, Betty's room-mate, is a Cwen, and a cluded the afternoon's festivities by singing
Sophomore Counsellor. Bettie Sylvester and
nity, Betty Cunningham '41, APT, honorary Mary K . Mumford are also Sophomore Coun- AOTI s o n g s . — C A T H L E E N C L I F F O R D , University
sellors. At Homecoming the chapter enter-
art fraternity. Members of Mustang Sports tained the alumna? with a football tea. No- of Michigan.
vember 12 we gave a pledge dance and our
Association are Helen. Mary Beth Moodey '40, president. Hazel Hoffman, presented each new
pledge with a Jacqueminot rose. We are
Margaret Andrews '40, Martha Connell '40 now making plans for our Founders' Day Ban- (J) R U S H W E E K began with great excitement
quet to be held December 8. Kathryn Cox, at Phi because we have a new house-
and Dorothy Wedig '42. W e are all proud our District Superintendent, will be unable
to attend as planned but perhaps Ruth Segar mother, Mrs. Maude S. Nelson from Kansas
of Martha Connell who won the quiz con- can come again. A s a special ceremony for City, and because Mrs. Rasmussen, our Dis-
this year, Omega conducted with regret a trict Superintendent, was here for the occa-
test held at the pep rally before the annual memorial service for Elinor Hall, an out- sion. Mrs. Nelson proved her ability as a
standing member of the class of '38 who good manager during all the excitement of
football game with Texas University. The passed away this summer.—JEAN VON K E N N E L , rushing, and Mrs. Rasmussen gave us the
Miami U. courage we needed to be successful. O u r
prize was a free trip to Austin to the game. new pledges are Jean Petermeyer, Bernice
Harbaugh, Betty Jarrott, Marcia Fryer, De-
We also wish to announce the initiation of loris Fetherlin, and Gertrude Underwood.
The first social event was Open House. We
Margaret Andrews and Betty Cunningham.— decorated our rooms with autumn leaves and
had colored flood lights in the corners of
E L I Z A B E T H S U M M E R S , Southern Methodist Uni- the room. Open house was the most success-
ful one on the campus this year. Emma L o u
versity. Montgomery and Mary Garrison have joined
Quill Club; Jane Chesky has shown her skill
JsJQ N u O M I C R O N started its school year by as a fine swimmer and has been elected to
Quack Club. Mary Garrison and Emma Lou
pledging 13 freshmen: Allene Hyden, Montgomery have joined Rifle Club and Betty
Jarrott Bacteriology Club. Jean Klussman
Dudley Marshall, Peggy Hedges, Mildred Wal- was chosen to be one of six girls in the K a n -
sas University Band. She also has first
ker, Mary Trimble, Martha Peeler, Hardy chair in the flute section of the band.

Noland, Margaret Frazer, Katie Rose Woods,

Sara Kinzly, Jean Bequette, Ann Cowen, and

Betty Brtnkley. Ann Cowen is their presi-

dent, with Mildred Walker, vice president;

Hardy Noland, secretary; and Sara Kinzly,

treasurer. Ann Cowen was also elected presi-

dent of the entire freshman class, and to the

University Student Christian Association

Freshman cabinet, on which she serves as

secretary. Allene Hyden was elected chair-

man of the freshmen C o - E d s , and serves on

the W . S . G . board. Virginia Blair was elect- Founders' Day was celebrated with a ban-

ed junior representative to the Honor Council, quet at the Belleview Hotel, Kansas City.

and Jane Vick, society editor of the Hustler, The entertainment was furnished by the mem-

campus newspaper, was elected vice president bers of Phi. Mollie North played several vio-

of the sophomore class. Others on the Hustler lin solos, and a skit was given by Ruth Bueh-

staff are Jeanne Stephenson, columnist, Elaine ler, Mary Garrison, Jane Shesky, and Beatrice

Haile, and Ruth King. Andromedia Bagwell Hagedorn. T h e skit portrayed the founding

was voted cheer leader again this year, and Q MARY D. DRUMMOND, our President, was of AOII and was written by E v a Drumm
with us in late November. I t was a
Frances Spain, our tall, blonde president, was S t a c e y . — B E A T R I C E H A C K D O K N , University of
great pleasure and inspiration to meet with
Hand Sponsor at the Vanderbilt-Alabama and talk to her. Pledging took place on No- Kansas.
vember 7 and was followed by a banquet, the
Thanksgiving Day game. Jean Noland, one theme of which was "flying high with AOII."
Vivian Gies, alumna, talked to us about AOITs
of our most versatile seniors, was elected to Social Service Work. The University of Y[ O N December 8 New Orleans AOIIs gath-
Tennessee held "Sadie Hawkins' Week" this
Bachelor Maides (petitioning Mortar Board) fall, during which time the girls asked for and ered at L a Louisiana for our Founders'
financed all dates. Louise Talley '39, K i n g
and serves as treasurer. The Vanderbilt Hart '40, and Margaret Albers '40 were on Day banquet. Pi is excited about the exten-
the managing board. Natalie K e y , a pledge,
Players chose Edna Murray Davy and Mil- was chosen to represent Sadie Hawkins her- sive plans being made for the Formal January
self. A n n Spratt '39 has been named hon-
dred Walker as new members, and Hardy orary lieutenant colonel, and Faye Poore re- 20 at the New Orleans Country Club. It's
signed the presidency of the Volettes to be-
Noland is publicity chairman for the Masque come band sponsor. Edith Stokely has been to be a White Ball with all the Alpha Os in
elected to <f»K<i>, and Harriet Pardue to Mortar
Club, another campus dramatic group. Our Board. LilHe Reid Burton and Harriet won white. There is to be a grand march and a
the shuffleboard championship.
two new members in the Arts Club are Mar- nosegay of roses, concealing little lights, is to

garet Jackson and Sara Kinzly. Ruth King, be carried by each girl. O n December 11 we

Jeanne Stephenson, and Virginia Blair were had a Christmas tree party with gifts for each

elected to Athenians, junior honorary, and member. P i salutes its new neighbor chapter

Ruth K i n g was elected vice president of the at L S U . Big things arc predicted for its

junior class. Madolyn Bidwell, house chair- growth. W e enjoyed a visit with Mrs. W .

man, is on the Freshman Honor Roll. V i r - C . Drummond, entertaining her at a tea at

ginia ( K i t ) Carson '38 became Mrs. Oscar Marie Louise Ramelli's home.—L. S T . RAY-

F . Hofstetter in June; and Alice Williamson MOND, Sophie Newcomb College.

'37 was married to Julian Bratton on Thanks-

giving morning. Mary D. Drummond and

Dorothy Marker were our guests in October. Since December 8 was the day immediately ; T \ M A R Y D. D R U M M O N D visited us in
early December so we celebrated
T h e y were entertained at tea at the chapter preceding final exams at the University, we
Founders' D a y on December 4, when mem-
hou-se and at dinner by the "alums." Found- held our Founders' Day buffet dinner on the bers of the faculty, parents of the active mem-
bers, and alumnae were entertained at tea and
ers' D a y was celebrated December 8, at the preceding night at the home of Elizabeth dinner. Homecoming this year was the scene
of much confusion as members and pledges
house with supper and a Christmas party. Keener '38. About 80 alumnae and actives ably assisted by fraternity men on the cam-
pus, attempted to defy wind and rain in
Everyone brought children's presents and on were present to see the pledges' depiction of putting up the decorations which honored the
visiting team, V . M . I . The decorations con-
Christmas Day these gifts were taken to the the martyrdom of " W i l d Nell of the Plains." sisted of two ten-feet figures of a V . M . I ,
cadet and a Maryland freshman. The figures
Charity Wards of the Vanderbilt Hospital. Alice Cox, an alumna and mother of two AOH were drawn and painted by Martha Jane Legg
'41 and reached to the top of the pillars.
Guest speaker for the evening was Mrs. J . daughters, read a letter from Stella Stern "Welcome Brother Rats" was spelled in letters
reaching across the front of the house and
E . Moreland ( K ) who spoke on "The Prin- Perry. Later we sang and v i s i t e d . — J U L I A

cipals of A O T I . " — J A N E V I C K , Vanderbilt. A N D R E W S , University of Tennessee.

0 IT ^E ° P ^e n e ( our school year with an-

Q A H E C T I C week of rushing came to a de- ticipation, for Panhellenic is trying
lightful conclusion with a "duck dinner."
out some new ideas in formal rushing on this
The guests were given soap ducks with AOII
inscribed on their bibs, and the tables were campus. They are requesting the girls that

are interested in sororities to register, at a

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flags of each of the schools represented flew A D II f^reiident V S I G M A started the F a l l semester by pledg-
from either end. F o r the past few months,
we have had as guests for dinner each Thurs- <=LOOK6 ing 23 girls. I n honor of them we had a
day night several of the members of the fac-
ulty, their wives, patrons, and patronesses of Nautical Dance at the house on September.
the chapter. O u r social callendar has also
included to date two dances, both given in the The house was decorated as a ship by Lor-
house. New initiates include: Earle Marshall
'41; Helen Groves '40; Mary Helen Callander at A D raine Lunt, Ruthann Windsor, Liz Elberg,
'41; Jean Ramer '41; and Estelle Rawls '41.
Freddie Waldman '39 holds the highest po- and H y l n n Peirsol. All of our lower class-
sition open to women on the campus—secre-
tary-treasurer of the Student Government. men are out for some campus activity, and
She is also president of the Lutheran Club and
a member of the Executive Council. The THERE was a sense of urgency in the with the efforts of all the girls in the house
Boose sisters are members of the Executive air on the L S U campus. One would ex-
Council, Matilda '39, as secretary of the pect it in the group about to be in- we won third place in Intramurals. High
seniors and president of the Y . M . C . A . and stalled in AOII, but it was evident ev-
Barbara '41 as secretary of the sophomores. erywhere, in the eagerness with which scholarship is our chief aim. During the
The two other sophomore offices open to a student served us at the lunch coun-
women are also held by Elizabeth Powers '41, ter, and in the swiftness with which semester we have had two formal rush dinners
class historian, and Frances Rosenbusch '41, the attendant at the bookstore came to
Women's Representative as well as a member our rescue when we needed informa- which were in charge of our rush captain,
of Women's League and secretary of the tion, in the conversation of the guide
Home Economics Club. Louise T u c k e r '39 who showed us through the Fine Arts Betty Harlowe, and our assistant rush captain.
has recently been initiated into Mortar Board, Building, even unto the good natured
earning the honor by membership in the razzing that members of Panhellenic Pat Dondero. The Pelican, humor magazine,
Women's League and secretaryship of the gave one another. This air was empha-
Y . W . C . A . The freshman honorary has Lois sized, perhaps, by the coming and going had a contest to choose the prettiest fresh-
Kemp '41 as a member and she is the sopho- of students to and f r o m classes in that
more reporter for the campus newspaper. widespread area that constitutes the man on the staff. The winner was chosen
Hazel Bishop, pledge, holds the position of campus, and perhaps even more by the
president of the W . A . A . Gladys Person '39 stirring music and wild cheers from the by the society editors of six different Bay
is vice president of the Spanish and Interna- Stadium on that Saturday afternoon,
tional Clubs. Marty Hart '39 is vice presi- and again it might be due to the nimbly Region newspapers. They picked Nancy
dent of Swimming Club. And Elaine Mc- arrival of trailers, trucks, and trains
Clayton '39 is the Senior class historian.— bringing people, cattle, and horses f o r Burton, a new pledge, "Miss Pelly '42." O n
SARA A N N E V A I D E N , University of Maryland. the forthcoming rodeo. Even the bell
in the Campanile seemed imbued with the day of the U . C . L . A . football game, Oc-
XL* T H E activities of P s i Chapter members an idea of something that was of i m -
have been keeping them enthusiastically minent importance. tober 15, Sigma had an Open House. W e

busy every minute since the University of With all preliminaries over on Thurs- were very glad to have quite a few of
Pennsylvania has opened. Our President, day and Friday, Alpha Omicron was in-
Stella Botelho, leads us in number and va- stalled on Saturday with the able as- the Kappa Theta girls as our guests over that
riety of activities for not only is she captain sistance of Pi Chapter, New Orleans
Alumnae, and the local alumnae. The week-end. W e were thrilled when we received
of the tennis team and Bennett News reporter setting for the installation was Alpha
Omicron's room in the Panhellenic from those sisters a dinner chime. The Fall
of the weekly column "Sportin' Around," but Building. This room was furnished by
she also heads Junior Commission, is a mem- a committee of New Orleans Alumnae Formal was held at the San Francisco Coun-
ber of the W . A . A . Council, is an active par- Chapter, of which Rosamund Schnei-
ticipant in executive work at the Christian dau was chairman. This committee try Club. After the hard work of Bea Mc-
Association and now she is going out for the had done wonders with the money at
varsity swimming team. Judging from her its disposal. The newness and the ex- Cargar, chairman, everyone had a super time,
speed in the Interfraternity Swimming Meet cellence of the setting helped to reveal
last year, we know she will be a star swim- again the eternal freshness and practi- enjoying ourselves especially over the steak
mer on the team. Marion Schussler, our cal beauty of the AOn ritual. We are
vice president, follows a close second in cam- indebted to the colonizing committee dinner. Hallowe'en was reason enough for a
pus activity participation for she is a mem- headed by Lucie Walne f o r the good
ber of the Modern Dance Group that has work it did in getting this group ready costume party. A prize was awarded for
ben travelling all over Pennsylvania to give to join our ranks. Stella Perry in her
recitals this fall. Then too, "Schussy" has message pointed out that both the old- the best outfit, and our house-mother, Mrs.
one of the 80 selected voices of the Pennsyl- est and youngest active chapter now
vania Choral Society that sang in November reside in Louisiana and that the com- Bardo, won it. Sigma practically closed when
with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the bined names spell all of AOn. Alpha
1J i rector of Eugene Ormandy, and gave a Omicron will not always be the young- 28 of the girls went, bag and baggage, down
concert at Cheltenham and another at Eliza- est chapter but it should be a cause f o r
beth, N. J . "Suey" Lamb and Mary McCoy pride and satisfaction to all members South to witness the U . S . C . - C a l football game
Baker and Marian Schussler will all be in the living in Louisiana and should be a
Choral Society Broadcast that is going over sign to all of us of the evergrowing on November 5. Celebrity in the house is
the air on December 10 from W C A U at 4:30. faith that Aon can and does have a
"Suey," by the way, is out for varsity swim- real meaning. Liz Elberg, who was just chosen a charter
ming as is Blanche Krieder. We are well
represented in the aquatic sports for Beatrice A l l our good wishes therefor go to member of Spurs, the Sophomore honor so-
Poliitt and Virginia Scrivener are doing their Alpha Omicron f o r a most happy f u -
stunts regularly with the Dolphin Swimming ture, locally and nationally. ciety, formed this semester at California.
Club which is going to give an elaborate wa-
ter pageant in the spring. Blanche Krieder She was chosen for her outstanding scholar-
is an active contributor of ideas at Senior
Commission and Ruth Tobias always has her ship and her prominence in campus activities.
angle on the discussions at Freshman Commis-
sion. Ruth has just joined French Club The last social function on our calendar be-
which she says enthusiastically she knows she
will enjoy. She represents us at the Inter- fore the final schedule was the Stanford-
national Relations Forum. Eleanor Keller is
a member of the Presbyterian Cabinet and California game Open House we had on the
Mary McCoy Baker is usually one of the
>tudents who broadcast with Presbyterian Var- day of the game, November 19. There were
sity Vespers Choir on Sunday at 5:30 P . M .
over W D A S . She is bending all her energy 500 guests, and the day was completed for
these last few weeks before Christmas to di-
rect the one-act play, "Where But in Ameri- us when we came out the victors. T h e
ca" by Oscar M. Wolff. I t is being given as
one of the three plays put on in December Christmas party for the orphans was held on
under the sponsorship of the Penn Players.
the afternoon of November 28. I n the evening

we had our own Christmas party and big

turkey dinner. These parties were in charge

of Jane Cooper and Virginia Lane, sopho-

m o r e s . — L O R R A I N E L U N T , University of Cali-

fornia.

Last week we all took turns in our free hours v r p S I G M A T A U was the first to entertain
new girls at rushing. A tea was given
to help at the Christian Association Christmas
in their honor in Reid Hall Library. Fol-
Bazaar where Stella Botelho was in charge lowing this we entertained with a French
Revolution party. Everyone dressed in gay
of the Settlement House Booth. The week costumes and the active members entertained
the rushees with dances and songs. Other
of December 5 all our extra time is going to rush functions included: a buffet supper, a
Hallowe'en party and, of course, the formal
be given to attending the group discussions banquet. Silence period began on Sunday
evening at five and continued until Monday
and the lectures of eminent men and women evening. Bids went out on Monday morning
at 9 o'clock and everyone was tense with
who are on campus for Christian Embassy excitement as they anxiously awaited the
answers. When we finally learned that eight
Week. W e are having a grand time and think girls had accepted our bids shouts of joy
resounded throughout the entire hall. Pledg-
college activities are well worth the energy ing of the girls took place immediately after
dinner. Along with all of our formal rush
and work we put in them for the knowledge functions the active chapter entertained their
alumna on Homecoming week-end at an
and f u n we get out of t h e m . — M A R Y M C C O Y open house. O u r rushees were greatly im-
pressed by our alumnae. W e celebrated
Founders' Day with a great deal of joy, due
to the presence of M a r y D . Drummond.
M a r y Dee came to our campus on Wednesday
evening and remained until Friday morning.
On Thursday afternoon she installed the
Eastern Shore Alumnae Chapter. I n the
evening a formal banquet was held in honor
of Founders' Day as well as our newly
installed group. Mrs. Whiteford and Mrs.
Hendersen were also with us Thursday eve-
ning. M a r y Dee spoke to us about the
founding of AOTI and also gave us much
interesting information about the other active
chapters. M r s . Whiteford also spoke to us.
Our pledges, who entertained the National

B A K E R , University of Pennsylvania.

44

officers at an informal tea, were delighted to hostess. Mrs. Merva Hennings ( P ) , former walls. A tea dance honored our pledges.

meet them and remarked that they hoped Grand President, was the guest of honor. Because T a u Delta likes to recognize out-

our National officers would pay us frequent The program was built around an hour's standing work, we had a Half-and-Half Hal-

visits. Naturally the entire chapter endorsed entertainment on radio station AOII with lowe'en party in honor of Dorothy Strong,

their desire whole-heartedly.—ELIZABETH Alice Duval and Grace Huber as station our vice president in charge of rushing.

M A G U I R E , Washington College. announcers. The program included Rho's I n the Homecoming parade T a u Delta won

Homecoming Act, songs and music by Jes- the cup for the prettiest float. Being our

p W E successfully started the season by salyn Malngren (P) and Helen Hawk Carlisle third win the cup remains ours. I n honor

being one of four sororities to fill the ( P ) , "Rose Fever" with Elaine Petersen, tap of Founders' Day we had our annual dance

pledge quota of 25 during the fall rushing. dancing by Jean Forster and a skit entitled December 8. T h e members and their dates

W e now have 67 members and rank third in "The Lamp Goes Out" presented by the entered the ballroom through a large " A "

size of the 20 sororities on campus. I n the South Shore Alumnae. The highlight of the made of smilax and Jacqueminot roses and

Homecoming activities AOII won first prize program was the presentation of a ring by lighted by candles. F i v e hundred invitations

in House Decorations, second prize in the the Alumnae groups to the most outstanding were given to friends making it one of the

Frolics and honorable mention in the parade. freshman pledge of last year's initiates. This largest dances of the entire year. December

F o r the second consecutive year we are the year the ring was presented to Virginia 10 we had our Founders' D a y banquet at

only sorority to win more than one cup at Harris '41 of Linden, New Jersey, who is a Hotel Molton. We were especially honored

Homecoming. G e r r y Studenroth '39 (Rho's student in the Northwestern Music School. to have Dorothy Dean, National Second vice

vice president) was a finalist in a contest — P H Y L L I S A R N E R , Northwestern U. president, who spoke to us about AOII's

to select a singer for a campus orchestra. Social Service work. We played Santa Claus

Virginia Harris '41, Jeanette Cook '41, Marge T W E welcome to T a u , Dorothy Warmbold to a poor family with many children and

Raney '39, and E l a i n e B a u e r '39 were chosen '41 from T and Carolyn Batch '40 from we plan to send clothes and school supplies

as members of Dads' Day Committees. Helen A*. The girls wore dresses of bright hues to the little country school children where

Compere '40 is on the art staff of the school to present a colorful background for our a T a u Delta alumnae is teaching.—MARGARET

magazine. The Purple Parrot, while V i r g i n i a Mexican dinner, a feature of rushing week D O M I N I C K , Birmingham-Southern College.

H a r r i s '41 is the music critic for the Daily this year. Hot tamales were served for din-

Xorthzccstcrn. Constance Gort '41 is one of ner in keeping with the "warm" motif. There (H) A T the end of a successful rush week,

the ten members of the Sophomore Commit- was dinner and dancing in the decorated Theta found its numbers increased by

tee. She, along with Jeanette Cook '41, V i r - house at the "alum" dinner, and we had 18 pledges. These new girls together with

ginia Dickerson '42, and Jane H a y '42 are our traditional formal rose dinner on prefer- the 24 actives who returned this fall make

active in the campus Y . W . C . A . activities. ence night. W e pledged 29 girls this fall. this year's chapter the largest and most

Helen Souders '42 is a busy worker on the An Open House with dancing was held for promising one we've had for several seasons.

Syllabus, the yearbook. Adele Kuflewski '40 the new pledges to close rushing week. Our rise from third to first place in scholar-

is circulation manager of the Student Direc- After the Homecoming game the chapter ship among the sororities last semester, in

tory as well as classified advertising manager held its annual Open House with Betsey addition to bringing honor and the beautiful

of the Daily X art Invest em. She also works Ann Nuessle '40 in charge. Actives and sorority scholarship cup to our house, also

with Janet Kamschulte '41 on the fashion returning alumnae had a wonderful time re- made a very good talking point during rush.

i-taff of The Purple Parrot. Charlotte Grooss newing friendships, dancing, and having cof- Another one of our last year's freshmen

'41 was on the Frolics Committee for Home- fee which was poured by Mrs. L . F . ( W i l m a made AAA raising the number of active

coming and with Betty Lillengren '41 on the Smith) Leland and Mrs. Laura P. Nichols, AOII members to three. W e were all very

Invitation Committee for the new Student house-mother. Harriet Siewert '40 was cap- thrilled to have our own Dorelle Markley

Union Building. Betty also ran for a tain of our Ski-U-Mah subscription sales submit the winning script for the annual

position on the Sophomore Commission, Adele and won a loving cup which was presented campus musical comedy "Monon Revue."

Kuflewski for the Junior Commission, and to her by maestro Benny Goodman on the The opening song was composed by her room-

Florence Sprafka for the Senior Commission. stage of the Orpheum theatre of Minne- mate, Margie Jolly, and three other AOII's

L u Clark '39 had an important part in the apolis. Preceding the football game on No- made up the singing trio in the second act.

play "Caste." She is treasurer of a new vember 5, Dads' Day, the fathers were guests Dorelle is our ace participator in activities.

organization "The Northwestern Radio Work- of their daughters at a luncheon at the She writes the "Socialite" column of the

shop." E v e l y n Siebold '40 appeared in "A chapter house. On December 7 T a u enter- school paper, is on both the humor and the

Kiss in the D a r k " and "Possession." Pearl tained 15 underprivileged little girls from art staff of the new De Pauw magazine,

Urbanek '40 is president of Orchesis, the settlement houses for a Christmas dinner and having a block print accepted for the first

honorary dance society, and was stage man- party. Each child received a doll whose issue; a member of the honorary literary

ager of "Henry I V . " Mary L o u Corman wardrobe consisted of clothes made by actives society, Tusitala; was elected to A. W . S .

*39 and Eileen Stonich '39 have served as as- and pledges. They left happily at the end board; and, on the side, found time to help

sistant directors. Dorothy Mandabach '39 of the evening loaded down with candy, us put on her puppet show for the school

was the chapter's candidate for the Empress peanuts, their dolls, and great big smiles. children of Greencastle. Jean Krueck was

of the N a v y Ball. Jean Jeurgenson '40 was This year T a u observed Founders' Day at recently initiated into M * E , national music

one of four girls picked by the commanding the K i n g Cole Hotel in Minneapolis. Betty honorary, and also into the American Guild

officers of the R . O . T . C . units to pin her Hostetter was our toastmistress, and she in- of Organists. Both the Old Gold Day play

sorority colors on the flag of the unit. troduced Harriet Pratt Perry, president of and the Dads' D a y play here on campus

Two R h o girls, Loisanne Holmboe '41 and the St. Paul Alumna? Chapter and Alice had an AOII name in the cast. Virginia

Mary Louise Scifres, were honored by the Linsmayer, president of the Minneapolis Mellencamp took the part of a catty old

University at an Honors Convocation. Flor- Alumnae who gave a brief resume of activities woman in the first mentioned and Mary

ence Sprafka '39, who is secretary of Mortar of their "alum" groups and their plans for Margaret Harrington played a mother's part

Board, was one of the co-eds to take an im- the coming year. Three new AOII songs in the other one. Annamargaret Chapman

portant part in the pageant given to dedicate were sung by a group of actives which was ( A m y to us) also proved her dramatic ability

the new dormitory, W i l l a r d H a l l . "Flossie" followed by a "Coast to Coast Sketch of by being pledged to Duzer D u , the honorary

was also the chapter's candidate in a popu- AOII activities." Two chapters were chosen dramatic society. Two of our seniors, Vir-

larity contest sponsored by the college maga- from each district, and the sixteen sketches ginia Mellencamp and Jane Dunning, were

zine. Marge M a c F a r l a n e '40 and Helen were read by these actives: Annette Scrog- elected to Tusitala last month. O u r most

Plym '40 are members of the W . A . A . hockey gins, Lorna McCartney, Eddice Dochterman, pressing interests right now, however, are

team. AOII also holds two important offices Annette Grosse, Jane Dorrance, Harriett turning out a good basketball team and

in Alethenia as Adele W i l k i n s '39 is re- Peterson, Charlotte Prescott, Mary Theimer, maintaining our scholastic standard.—HELEN

cording secretary and Betty Ritz '39 is Harriet Siewert, Margaret Glockler, Elie M A R X E R , Dc Pauw University.

social chairman. Dorothy E r i c k s e n *41, Trost, Dagmar Hauge, Betsey Ann Nuessle,

former Northwestern student and Syllabus Dorothy Warmbold, Jane Carlson, Anna Fay

beauty queen, is skating in an ice show at Weed. W e closed the evening by singing j - l ] [ T H A N K S to our rush chairman, Helen
Chelius, and the cooperation of the
the Trocadero in Hollywood. Janet Tomlinson our favorite songs. W e had a deep sorrow-
"alums" our rush season closed with 14
*41, another former Northwestern student, is in the death of Alice F a y who died on pledges. T h e president of the pledge class
is Loys Blake; vice president is Betty Lederer,
spending this year in Hawaii where her December 1. We are left with the beauti- and the secretary is Dorothy Ann Francis.
I n October they gave a tea for all campus
father is stationed with the U . S. Army. ful memory of a lovely girl.-—CHARLOTTE pledges. O u r pledge dance was held at the
Cincinnati Club, November 18. The honorees
W e gave a formal tea in October to honor P R E S C O T T , University of Minnesota. were introduced from a platform on which
there was a large pledge pin and a large
Mary I). Drummond. We have initiated a badge. A s the name of each pledge was
called, her sorority mother presented her
scholarship dance this year, the proceeds with a bracelet. On December 9 the pledges
gave a skating party. The sophomores con-
of which will be given as a gift to a member verted one of the extra store rooms into a
chapter room, and presented it to the other
of the chapter to enable her to complete her T A T H I S was probably the best conducted actives. Theta E t a was again represented on
rush season T a u Delta ever had. A l l
college work. T h i s is to be an annual event 45
the brunets in the chapter dressed up as
on the Northwestern campus in the future. gypsies and served at our gypsy tea and an
"alum" told fortune*. Our sailing party was
We joined with the Chicago and the Chicago an all-day affair at Doris Holtzclaw's camp
on Warrior River. Roebuck Country Club
South Shore Alumnae group to celebrate was decorated to represent the bottom of
the sea at our under-the-sea dance. Gayly
AOII's forty-first Founders' Day on December colored fish and mermaids swam along the

8. The banquet was held at the Chicago

Women's Club with Lucille McCauley as

the (lean's list by both pledges and actives. Pol low-up plans after formal rush- The final speaker at the banquet was
On the Monday evening before the holidays ing were discussed and these suggestions Frances Jones, National Vice President
the Christmas party took the place of the given: that the administration and Pan- of KA, whose subject was "Fraternity
regular meeting. Our Founders' Day Ban- hellenic cooperate to help groups which —a Way of Living." She brought out
i|uet was held Thursday, December 8, at have failed to fill their quota; that a the fact that the founders of all fra-
Vernon Manor. Gladys Roberts was toast- meeting of unaffiliated girls, still inter- ternities thought of their organizations
mistress. The speakers were Ruth Segar, ested in fraternity but unpledged, be as a way of life. A l l steps taken by
whom we were very fortunate to have with called; that large chapters agree to stay- every fraternity were once but possi-
us. Frances Rich, ( 2 ) , Gertrude Bucher and out of rush and not compete against bilities which today are actualities. Fra-
Virginia Horton. E a c h pledge told what it groups failing to fill quota; that drop ternities should now think more possi-
meant to her to be an A O I I . — A D E L A I D E K R O N E , lists, or recommendations unused by bilities in order to achieve more actuali-
University of Cincinnati. large groups be made available to small ties. Fraternities are challenged to find
chapters; that some plan be worked a way of courteous, graceful, intelligent
"Y* W E are very proud of our girls here for into the rules to prevent girls being living which the university has not been
rushed up to the last minute and then able to make an actuality for all its
so many are active on the campus: dropped—names should be turned back members. "And so I leave to you, each
to general rushing before too late f o r one of you, the search, not for lovely
Reba Shannon is treasurer of the circula- bidding by other groups; that freshmen things, but loveliness as a way of life.
be asked to submit list of fraternity And may you find it through your f r a -
tion staff of Columns. Ernestine Brown is preferences and these lists be made- ternity."
available to all chapters needing pledges.
chairman of the Scrap Book committee for The closing session of the conference
Rushing is a Panhellenic problem, was called to order by Mrs. Carlson at
A . W . S . , assistant office manager of The Daily, rather than the problem of the in- nine o'clock Sunday morning. Reports
dividual chapters. of the findings of round table discus-
and is on the hostess council for A.VV.S. sions were given, followed by the adop-
At the formal banquet Saturday night, tion of recommendations which devel-
Musette Haack is on the membership drive held in the famous Pendennis Club, Mrs. oped f r o m these sessions. I t was the
Emmet F. Horine, KKT, presided. The unanimous opinion of the group that
for Y . W . C . A . and on the circulation de- theme of the banquet was "The Fra- regional conferences should be contin-
ternity—a Socializing Force." ued by NPC, and should include dele-
partment of Tyce. Ellizabeth Sheedy is gates f r o m city as well as college Pan-
Dr. Dorothy Stratton, Dean of hellenics.
society reporter for The Daily. Verna May Women at Purdue University, was the
first speaker. Her subject was "The ^ome s4ddreS6 (Changes
Hibbard is in the University Choir. Betty Social Consciousness of Panhellenics"
in which she brought out four im- IMPORTANT address changes to be en-
Wright is on the poster committee for portant points : tered in your October Directory are
those of Mary Broughton Taylor (Mrs.
Phalanx and recently won two ribbons at 1. A national study of rushing be Robert), Country Club Apts., B-7,
made on all campuses having national Greensboro, N . C.; Mary Allie Taylor
a horse show. W e are happy to have as fraternities. Robinson (Mrs. Dixon), South Central
Superintendent, The i'ress Scimitar,
our new Housemother, Mrs. Haynes of Bel- 2. A "Reader's Digest" of fraternity Memphis; Marcella Schneider Higgins
material be made available to national (Mrs. James S.), Pacific Northwest
lingham, in whose honor we gave a tea in officers, house presidents, house mothers, Alumna Superintendent, Box 521, Deer
alumna? counsellors, deans of women, Lodge, Mont; National Scholarship Of-
October. Betty Hofrmeister (BK) is with us heads of residence halls and others in- ficer, M. Irene Jones, 16260 Birwood,
terested in the activities of the various Detroit; Beta Theta president, lone
this year. We have had a Hallowe'en party groups. Yoss; Omega, Hazel Hoffman, 1 9 Bish-
op H a l l ; Alpha Omicron, Thyra Holt,
with the GAXs and an exchange dinner with 3. A better plan for the selection of P. O. Box 533, University, La.; and
house mothers and bouse directors be Nu now lives at 1 5 Sheridan Sq., Apt.
the <I>KTs. On December 3 we had a fire- worked out. (Purdue University will 115, Sheridan Arms, New York.
offer a training school for house moth-
side. The pledges took full charge of our ers during the coming summer f r o m ~-J~or the Ouchieis
June 1 9 to July 15.)
Homecoming sign and were in charge of our (CONTINUED EROM PAGE 3 3 )
4. I n view of the widespread dissat-
Christmas party on December 10. O u r isfaction of fraternity leaders, students barren. Our children are going to keep
and university officials with the present an Easter box for the Tuckies and be-
Founders' Day banquet was held at the chap- system of rushing, a designation of cer- side the Lenten mite boxes, we will set
tain schools, including all types, through- our Tucky bank. Would you like to
ter house with approximately 70 people at- out the country, be made as experi- join us and write to Anne Nichols about
mental centers to try out new rushing the joy it brings to your family? Per-
tending. The Tacoma Alumna? Chapter help- plans with the approval and active hack- haps our artists would like to try a
ing of the National Panhellenic Con- hand at a Tucky seal—a seal, a symbol
ed to plan the Christmasy affair and on gress. of Alpha O's sharing. Send those to
your Editor, please. Note that boxes
their committee were Mesdames W. Arvild Carol Griffith, AAA, president of the should be sent to Nora Kelly, Wendo-
Panhellenic Council at Denison Uni- ver, Leslie County, Kentucky.
Inlnison. R. Lester Kelly, J . Marvin Lynn, versity, was the second speaker on the
subject of "Training Leaders for De-
1.-lines Wilhelmi, anil Helen Cantine. The mocracy." She urged the elimination
of "rating" fraternities and "typing"
Seattle Alumna? committee included Mary Mc- freshmen, and spoke of the success of
the rushing system at Denison which
Arthur. Mesdames Bernard Pipe, Carlos gave testimony to the possibility of the
practical application of an ideal rushing
Garcia-Prada, Don Williamson, Jack David, program.

H. J . Mathies, Edith Korres, Carl Hoffman,

and Walter Neylon; Helen Allen, Margaret

Reed, Priscilla Webber, and Elizabeth Sheedy.

Speakers were Mrs. Horace Wright ( A ) ; her

daughter, Betty; Elizabeth Love; Betty Hof-

fmcister: Mrs. Thomas Wood ( A S ) ; Mrs.

Edith Korres; Mrs. Irene Carlson; Priscilla

Webber; and Helen Cantine, toastmistress.

Verna May Hibbard played a violin solo.

— B A R X I E L L E O D E V . University of Washington.

WJanted: (Cooperation

(FROM PAGE 15)

which will encourage cooperation be-
tween administration and Panhellenic.

Mrs. Little stated that Panhellenics
have helped the administration by con-
tributing to scholarship funds. She
stressed the possibility of Panhellenic
conducting classes f o r leadership.

Mrs. Carlson led a discussion on
"Rushing in Universities," in which the
representatives of the universities in the
District gave their plans f o r rushing.
Mrs. Schofield, K K F , led a similar dis-
cussion for the college representatives
present. Out of these discussions came
the following suggestions f o r coopera-
tive rushing methods :

1. A l l freshmen and sophomores in-
terested in fraternity but unaffiliated
be given a talk on fraternity.

2. Individual conferences be arranged
by a Panhellenic committee to help
place girls in groups of their choice.

*6

My sister, Betty, and I left early their mouth, instead of impression.

^ce ^Tollies and drove out by way of the Grand The other day after explaining to

(FROM PAGE 5) Canyon. We nearly were snow- a young lady about the role of cal-

reservations were made f o r us in bound in the mountains but finally cium and phosphorus in our diet,
advance and we all stayed at the
same hotel. As soon as we had got there. We took a mule trip she told me she understood what I
registered in our hotel we found
out when our first rehearsal would down into the Canyon to the wild, meant because her medical doctor
be. W e rehearsed nearly every day
all winter, providing we weren't beautiful Colorado River. told her only last week that she had
traveling or the ice wasn't being
painted. There were many places to go too much "bosphorus" in her diet.

Usually the ice men went ahead and many things to see in Holly- I am continually being invited to
of the troupe to paint and prepare
the ice. They put the design on wood and Los Angeles. We saw concerts, recitals, birthday parties,
the ice by the aid of large paper
patterns, paint the ice w i t h special and met many movie stars—Robert et cetera, and am the recipient of
paint, then spray it with a thin,
pebbly coat of water to allow the Montgomery, Franchot Tone, Jane model airplanes, soldiers, books,
paint to dry properly, and finally
they covered the dried paint with a Withers, Norma Shearer, Eddie and other such treasures.
thin spray of water so that it would
be finished very smoothly. Cantor, et cetera. We visited two I n closing I want to give you a

Christmas Day we skated a mati- sound stages of Warner Bros, and few excerpts f r o m my final year
nee and an evening performance
in Hershey. New Year's Eve, in watched them film parts of "Rack- thesis entitled, "Facial Expression
Pittsburgh, we skated an eight and
a twelve o'clock show. et Busters" and "Four Daughters." and Personality as related to Or-

The costumes of the Ice Follies We had lunch at the AO I I house thodontia." Personality is depend-
are all owned by the Ice Follies
and are made to order by the best at U.C.L.A. We drove to Tiahu- ent on facial charm, and the mouth
costumers in the United States to
fit each person f o r whom they are ana, Mexico, one day and bought and teeth may destroy that charm.
made. We had several fittings on
each garment so it would be exact- some of the Mexican handwork. . . . Many of the cases which come
ly right. Each skater owns his
own skates. The boots are made Then we had ten days to get under the orthodontist's care and
to order of the finest leather and back to Atlantic City f o r the sum- which exhibit facial expressions
the blades, of very hard steel, are mer season. We rehearsed there unwarranted by their real physical
ordered to fit the boots. again, learning new routines f o r and mental attributes require a
very short period of time and sim-
Each evening (no matter what another winter tour.
city) the show is just the same and The Ice Follies was scheduled to ple treatment in order to change
is presented in clock-like fashion. go back to Hollywood to make a disfiguring facial lines; others of a
We know what time the perfor- movie with M.-G.-M. in September, more serious nature demand a long
mance starts, and we allow our- 1938. They couldn't believe us period of treatment, an improve-
selves 20 or 30 minutes to dress in when we told them we weren't in- ment in general health, the eradica-
costume, lace our skates, and put terested in continuing. I had se- tion of abnormal habits of facial
on our make-up. Everyone gauges cured a position teaching in the muscles, and the training of the
when his number is coming by lis- high school in Litchfield, Minne- facial muscles so that their proper
tening to the music. sota, and Betty was going back to strength and function will preserve
the University of Minnesota f o r not only the normal relations of
The orchestra director and two her last two years. We had had the teeth but the proper balance of
musicians are part of the Ice Fol- lots of f u n and lots of new experi- the face. Lon Chaney, the great
lies and travel with them. The ences and were ready to "settle moving picture actor, showed how
director knows all of the cues. A d - down" again. I often feel it would an otherwise pleasing face might
ditional orchestra men have to be have been simpler to continue than become distorted and grotesque by
hired and trained in a few hours to explain why we didn't want to the use of dentures bearing irregu-
in each city. "go to Hollywood to help make a lar teeth. Tn the natural denture,
irregularities of the teeth produce
We had a month's vacation in movie T
the spring. W e were due in Holly- effects on the facial muscles which
wood at the Polar Palace in May. Yjevu ^J-acei ^or Oldgive a peculiar expression to the
face of the individual, many times
preventing his thoughts from mak-
(FROM PAGE 3) ing the normal imprint on his fea-
tures, and thus affecting his per-
child, and it soon becomes evident sonality. Orthodontic treatment is
why Mary Jane has been irritable then many times responsible for the
for the past few weeks, and why return of facial expression which
her teeth have been giving her un- is harmonious with the accompani-
due pain. ment of marked personality devel-
opment of the patient—a new face
The children love to put into use for an old lets the patient express
the new words that they have ac- his true personality, makes him
quired from their dental experience more able to cope with his environ-
and they make a few mistakes with ment.
them. One of the commonest is
when they ask me when I am go-
ing to take another "expression" of

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