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Published by Alpha Omicron Pi, 2016-05-09 10:12:09

1928 January - To Dragma

Vol. XXIII, No. 2

THE thrill of a life-time comes with the acquisi- lion of the new badge. It hrings the realization of cherished hopes, after long months of work and service.
The badge, therefore, should l>e a worthy symbol of votir accomplishment. It must bear a guarantee of [»ermanent satisfaction, ami pride of ownership.
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Vol. XXIII JANUARY, 1928
CONTENTS
THE ANNUAL FOREICN NUMBER
A Native Funeral (A Poem) Vagabonding in Rural England
Introducing Our New Panhellcnic Delegate $1,000 Member Fellowship to be Given
My Kingdom for a Castle
Edith Anderson Becomes Grand Secretary Jottings From a Japanese Notebook
Meet Our District Superintendents Homemaking as a Profession
"Gruss aus Deutschland"
Contributions of Greek Letter Societies Assistant Registrar is Youthful Beta Phi Girl To Our Founders, Long May They Live Alpha O's in the Daily Press
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No. 2
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10 H 15 16 21 24 26 31 33
34 36 39 41 44 45 47
78 97 97 122 123 124 132
The Editor Speaks Active Alpha O's
The Bulletin Board
In Greek Circles
Active Chapter Letters The Alumnae Chapters The Alumnae Notes Do Y ou Know That—
The Calendar
Lost Life Subscribers
Directory of Alpha Omicron Pi Advertisements
TO DRAGMA of ALPHA OMICRON PI
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7o2)ragma ] of\Alpha Omicron <? V Jraternity
ACTIVE CHAPTER ROLL
ALPHA—Barnard College— Inactive. Pi—H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial
Nu KAPPA — Southern Methodist Uni- versity. Dallas, Texas.
College, New Orleans. La. Nu—New York University, New York
University o f Indiana. Bloomlngton, Ind.
Knoxville, Tenn. KAPPA—Randolph-Macon Woman's Col-
Montana State College, Bozeman, Mont.
lege, Lynchburg, V a. ZETA—University o f Nebraska, Lin-
Nu OMICBON —
coln, Neb.
SIGMA—University of California, Berke-
Psi — University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, Pa.
ley, Cal.
THETA—De Pauw University, Green- OMEGA —
castle, Ind.
BETA—Brown University—Inactive. DELTA—Jackson College, Tufts College,
Ohio.
OMICBON PI—University of Michigan,'
Mass.
GAMMA—University o f Maine, Orono,
Ann Arbor, Michigan.
ALPHA SIGMA—University of Oregon,
Me.
EPSILON—Cornell University, Ithaca,
Eugene, Oregon.
Xi—University o f Oklahoma, Norman,
N. Y.
RHO—Northwestern University, Evans-
University o f Maryland, College Park, Md.
ton. 111.
LAMBDA—Leland Stanford University,
TAU DELTA—Birmingham-Southern Col- lege, Birmingham,Ala.
Palo Alto, Cal.
IOTA—University o f Illinois, Cham-
KAPPA THBTA —
paign, 111.
TAU—University o f Minnesota, Minne-
KAPPA OMICBON —
Southwestern,
apolis. Minn.
CHI—Syracuse University, Syracuse,
Memphis, Tenn.
A L P H A RHO—Oregon Agricultural Col-
Boulder, Colo.
UPSILON — University of Washington, BETA THETA—Butler University, Indi-
N. Y.
Seattle, Wash. anapolis, Ind.
ALUMNAE CHAPTERS
N E W Y O R K ALUMNAE—New York City. S A N FRANCISCO ALUMNAE—San Fran-
cisco, Cal.
Providence,
KANSAS CITY ALUMNAE—Kansas City, Mo.
PROVIDENCE ALUMNAE —
Rhode Island.
BOSTON AHMNAF.—Boston, Mass. L I N C O L N ALUMNAE—Lincoln, Neb.
OMAHA ALUMNAE—Omaha, Neb.
Los A N G E L E S ALUMNAE—Los Cal.
Angeles,
TACOMA ALUMNAE —
SYRACUSE ALUMNAE—Syracuse, N. Y.
C H I C A G O ALUMNAE—Chicago, 111.
DETROI T ALUMNAE—Detroit. Michigan. N A S H V I L L E ALUMNAE—Nashville, Tenn. C L E V E L A N D ALUMNAE—Cleveland, Ohio.
INDIANAPOLIS ALUMNAE —
Indianapolis, CHAMPAIGN-URBANA ALUMNAE ASSOCI- A T I O N — C h a m p a i g n , 111.
Ind.
NEW ORLEANS ALUMNAE—New Orleans, MIAMI VALLEY ALUMNAE—Oxford, Ohio.
La.
MINNEAPOLIS
Minn.
BANGOR ALUMNAE—Bangor, Me. PORTLAND ALUMNAE—Portland, Oregon. SEATTLE ALUMNAE—Seattle, Wash. KNOXVILLE ALUMNAE—Knoxville,Tenn. LYNCHBURG ALUMNAE—Lynchburg, Va. WASHINGTON ALUMNAE — Washington,
M E M P H I S ALUMNAE—Memphis, Tenn. B O Z E M A N ALUMNAE—Bozeman, Mont.
D.C . D A L L A S
Wis.
MADISON ALUMNAE—Madison, Wis. BLOOMINGTON ALUMNAE—Bloomlngton,
ALUMNAE —
Minneapolis,
BIRMINGHAM ALUMNAE —
Birmingham,
BETA P H I —
aty.
OMICBON — University of Tennessee,
ETA—University o f Wisconsin. Madi- son, Wis.
ALPHA PHI —
Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tenn.
PHI—University of Kansas, Lawrence,
Kan.
Miami University, Oxford.
Okla.
Pi DELTA —
University o f Cali- fornia at Los Angeles.
lege, Corvallis, O re.
CHI DELTA—University of Colorado.
PHILADELPHIA ALUMNAE—Philadelphia, Pa.
Alumnae Associa- tion (temporarily), Tacoma, Wash.
Alabama.
OKLAHOMA CITY—Oklahoma City, Okla.
CHICAGO-SOUTH SHORE—Chicago, 111. MILWAUKEE ALUMNAE — Milwaukee,
ALUMNAE—Dallas,
Texas.
Ind.
D E N V E R
ALUMNAE—Denver,
Colo.


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The Native Funeral ELIZABETH HANLY DANFORTH, Havana
Slowly out of the tropic night
Sweet from the. jasmin, salt from the sea —
The pulsing throb of a drum, the light Of candles burning unsteadily
In hard brown hands that worked for hours To deck the tiny coffin they bear
With its paper flowers.
The drum and the wavering candle-glow, The gaudy group in the foreign street,
Grief that is alien, and savage, and dumb. The slow, slow shuffle of bare brown feet,
And the drum, the drum!
We turn with our guests to the game again, And their friendly, unemotional laughter,
Their puzzled comment and slight disdain,—
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Stumble and Into the night.
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H, to be in England, Now that April's here," sang Browning, and so did I , for were we not again and again told that the only decent weather in a summer literally dripping with moisture had been in April, just before we arrived? " A n unusual summer," they said. (So do they in California.) But at least the weather smiled upon our entrance, and our first glimpse of England was a lovely one. How the sun shone as I stood on the dock at Southamp- ton waiting-for the Empress of France, which was due at noon, and was to bring my friend from home, a home I had not seen for three months! We planned to spend the summer, until late August, in England. Finally, after eons had gone by, the Empress slipped into place, baggage was unloaded, and passengers disembarked; our Eng-
lish summer had begun.
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We had decided to spend a few days in the south before
to Doncaster, in Y orkshire, to visit a few weeks and get our bearinThose first few days are a source of delightful memories. \ y e jjftea in such a pleasant place in Southampton before going on to \YjChester. An ordinary enough shop on the outside, but passinthrough we found a charming walled-in garden at the back, and ou^tea was served there; the first of a long series of teas, the resultof which we are now daily-dozening away. Then Winchester, thadelightful story-book city with its beautiful cathedral, the remains ofits old castle (the Table Round of Arthurian fame hangs within igreat hall), its proud College, proud because William of Wickhamwas its Founder and of its antiquity, and its quaint old houses andgardens. Surely we were in old England when we were in Winchesteand Salisbury. A t Salibury we stayed at the Old George hotel, one othe finest old inns remaining in England today. The building datefrom 1320, and has been used as an inn ever since. Cromwell was guest of the house once ; indeed, one of the rooms is still known as tL"Cromwell Chamber"; Pepys strolled in its gardens; and the inimortal Will himself once acted in its courtyard, a member of one of thmany strolling companies of players who gave performances beforenthusiastic audiences at the Old George.
After leaving Salisbury, with its tall-spired cathedral and quainold market cross, we journeyed to London, changing trains for Doncaster where we were met by aunts, uncles, and cousins, all anxiouslyawaiting the arrival of "the Americans." We were whizzed awayfor a glimpse of English home life, which proved so pleasant thawe found it hard to tear ourselves away to the arduous duties osightseeing. While in Doncaster we saw many interesting thingin the surrounding country, though; Ponctefract and Connisboroughcastles, the latter of which is featured in "Ivanhoe," Roche AbbeyBlythe church (to Blythe we motored, accompanied bv our architeccousin and the inevitable tea basket, and spent the afternoon helpinmeasure its beautiful old Xorman church, one of the best Normanremains in England). One day we drove to Lincoln, another toSelby Abbey; twice we went to York, where of course the minstewas the center of attraction. York minster celebrated its 1300thanniversary this summer. For 1,300 years, an altar has stood wherthe minster altar now stands, and where, on Easter Dav, f>27. KinEdwin of Northumbria was baptized into the Christian faith. Aweek of rejoicing was held to commemorate this anniversary, inwhich all Episcopalians everywhere participated. Many pilgrimagewere made, by those in the new world as well as the old ; the Bishopof New York was a speaker at one of the services. These servicesto which admission was by ticket, of course, were very beautiful animpressive. We were lucky enough to be able to attend once. Yorkminster has some of the finest old stained glass windows in thworld. The famous "Five Sisters," five tall narrow lancet windows

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aglow with a pale ethereal beauty, were recently restored by the women of the British Empire as a memorial to those Britons of their sex who lost their lives in the World War. The East window, too, is beautiful and unusual in that it is the largest Gothic window in the world; its dimensions are exactly those of a tennis court, and for this reason it is known as the "Tennis Court window."
But at last it came time to move on, and, after a delightful week spent with other relations at Woodthorpe Hall, a beautifulold house in the country, we started out, amid the usual downpour, for Edin- burgh, a quaintly beautiful city. Out hotel was right across from the Scott monument on Princes Street, one of the most beautiful streets in the world, on one side of which are the big shops and hotels, and on the other, miles of beautiful gardens. A t one end is Edinburgh castle, standing high, and hewn out of natural rock, which in times of yore held the city firm against all foes. Mary


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and its walks and walls are bright with the kilts of the Carrier
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the old part of the town to Holyrood Palace, also rich in legendWhile we were in Edinburgh the city was honored by the presen
of their Majesties, King George and Queen Mary, H. R. H. thPrince of Wales, Princess Mary and her husband Lord Lascelleall of whom we saw at a close range several times. As they were iresidence at Holyrood, the palace was closed to the public, and thougwe regretted not being able to visit it, the Royal visitors lent an \{forgettable colour to our stay in Scott's "own romantic town." Thstreets were gay with flags and bunting in honor of their advenand the night before their arrival we got a glimpse of another kinof welcome for them; we attended a Red mass meeting of unemployed who met to protest against the coming of the greatest of Munemployed in Briton, George Windsor, no other than the king himself. While in Edinburgh we took trips into the surrounding countryvisiting Abbottsford, Sir. Walter Scott's home, and Melrose anDryborough Abbey.
From Edinburgh we went to Callandar, and on through MTrossachs, seeing, or rather, not seeing, Ellen's Isle, the Brig oTurk, and all the other spots famed in story, through the densScotch mist. We did, however, have boat rides on Loch Lomaand Loch Katrine, and we climbed into one of those high tallboos, drawn by four horses and driven by a man in a scarlet coat ana tophat. We went up to Oban by train, and down to Glasgow bboat, going through the Crinan 'canal and the Kyles of Bute. Ididn't rain that day; it poured!
From Glasgow we headed for the Lake district going first tWindermere, and then by bus to Ambleside where we spent a nicweek—a week distinguished by the fact that no drop of rain fell tmar the pale sunshiny days; a week during which every lunch waa picnic by some clear stream, and every day our steps were turneto some new place of interest and beauty. Bare headed and freewith kodak and lunch, we wandered over the English hills, purplwith fox-glove, toward our various goals. Once it was Grasmeresix miles away, where we visited Dove cottage, and thought oWordsworth. Those nights we were quite willing to go early to beby candle light, for Ambleside is a tiny town where the railroad anelectricity have not penetrated. On the eighth day it rained, so wpacked up and started for Doncaster.
After a few days there, we were ready to start out again, thtime to Cambridge on our way to London. Cambridge is a charmincollege town; we liked it better than Oxford. Visiting the mancolleges, walking along the famous "backs," and punting on the Camour time went quickly. Of course we spent some time in SamuePepys library which is now housed in his old college, Magdalen; w

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ffit. John's college. This college was founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort a great patron of education who was the mother of Henry VII. She was of French descent and her motto "Souvent me sou- vient," heads a list, graven in stone, of the names of the men of this college who went forth to war and did not return—"Remember me often."
London, of course, was the big adventure, and it would be quite impossible to tell adequately of our two weeks there. We lived in a tiny hotel in Bloomsbury right off Russell Square, and we used to try to imagine which house there had been Amelia Sedley's, in Vanity Fair, you know. Of course we went to the Tower. To Windsor and Hampden Court, to Kensington Gardens to see the Peter Pan statue, always surrounded by children, the National Gallery and the British Museum. We saw the guard changed at Whitehalland did the things everyone does in London. One noon we ate lunch at Ye Old Cheshire Cheese in Fleet street, where we sat in the same booth in which Dickens and Samuel Johnson used to dine, and ate "Ye Famous Pork- Pie." The taxis impressed us as being the most antique things in
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introducing
Our &\(e)w Tanhellenic
To DRA| DelegatetA (§elf-cjMade J^awyer ^presents Us
\ J k / " E ' V E
since our promise in the last issue of To DRAGMA that wescarcely know where to begin. Pinckney Estes Glantzberg has one ofthe most interesting stories we have heard, and we are more thanfound out so much about our new Panhellenic delegate


PNUARV, 1928 9 roud that she is to represent us in a national way among other
groups-
\Ve'H begin with the beginning in this case—with being born— which event occurred some years ago in the little town of Chester, South Carolina. Pinckney was the eldest of six children. She was
restless girl whose greatest ambition was to do something. Y oung ladies were not sent to college in those days, so that was just the something that Pinckney decided to do. At eighteen Erskine college a t Due West, South Carolina, conferred its first Bachelor of Arts degree on a "female," that one being our Pinckney.
The death of her father brought the responsibility of the family support on her. Country schools and a printing shop during the sum- mer months occupied every minute of her time. But after five years of such work, she felt again that she must do something; that she was not making the proper use of her hard-won education. She started lo work in a law office, but found that a woman's talent was not ac- cepted on nearly the basis of men. She worked harder and more competently and was not paid in proportion, so she quit. Eighteen hundred dollars a year for full time work as bursar of Winthrop
college seemed a fortune to her, and that position might have held out had she not wanted a vacation to go home. The president refused to give it. so, in her words, " I was mad, and then I decided to study law."
Not as easily done as said by any means. Women were not al- lowed to practice law in South Carolina; there were no women in the law schools in the South. Harvard and Columbia would not admit them. The dean of the University of Pennsylvania was a South Carolina man. lie helped her. The first year she worked, doing anything she could get to do during her spare time. She lived on .65 a day that year, for there was still the family at home who needed
her support. There were only two women in the law school, and you can imagine how timid she must have felt. Voluntary exami- nations with a good average gave her courage. Then came the war. Men were volunteering, taking examinations to be out of school extra time provided they passed with sufficient rank. Pinckney de- cided to take the examination, and spend the extra time earning money for the next year's tuition. All this two days before they were given. She stayed up all night to study—being a strict Associ- ated Reformed Presbyterian, she refused to study on Sunday. After the trial was over, the faculty informed her that she had won a year's scholarship with the highest average in her class in several subjects.
But more work had to be done for those at home; a brother had gone to war. So she answered want ads. She became secretary to a manufacturer, Ernst Glantzberg, manufacturer of the Typhoon Fan, and an engineer. Now you know where she met her husband. Just six days before her graduation they were married in her South Caro-
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she is of Counsel to the State Superintendent of Insurance assigned to the trial of cases in connection with insolvent mi insurance companies. All these cases are tried in Albanv before thSupreme Court.
Her name appears on the membership rolls of some twenty ganizations and she takes an active part in most of them. The busTshe is, the more she seems able to do. So now you know the storv^another Alpha O sister—our representative to national PanhelWCongress. Aren't you proud of her, too?
Rational 'Panhellenic Congress to ^Meet
V ^ / H I L E we're talking about our National Panhellenic officer wnust tell you about the biennial meeting of National PanhellenCongress. It will be held at the Parker House in Boston, February2to March 2. Louise Leonard of Alpha Gamma Delta, the nationachairman will preside. The other officers are the secretary, ImTapp of Alpha Delta Pi and the treasurer, Rene Sebring Smith' DeltZeta. The Congress is composed of one delegate from each of thtwenty fraternities represented, and each fraternity may have two aternate delegates. I t is customary that these alternates be the GranPresident and the National Editor, the former by virtue of her postion of deep interest and authority in her fraternity and the lattebecause she is the official delegate to the Editors' Conference whicis held usually at a dinner during the Congress session. Emily Buterfield, Editor-in-Chief of the Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly \%chairman of this Conference. Alpha Omicron Pi will be representeby Pinckney Estes Glantzberg and Rose Gardner Marx.
The first Panhellenic convention was held in Boston in 1891; j1893 there were two meetings held in Chicago. Since that time regular conventions have been held, the last in 1926, being held in DallasTexas.
You will find an official report of the 1928 Congress in the Marcissue of To DRAGMA.
# / o o o Cfelldtoship Offered ^Alpha O's
Alpha Omicron Pi members who are graduates and who desirto do further work in their field will be interested to know that thAlpha Omicron Pi Fellowship has been increased to $1000. Thwork may be in any field. The applicant will be considered on thbasis of her fitness for her chosen profession, her attitude towarlife and her general needs and qualifications.
Applications must be mailed to Gladys Anne Renshaw. Chairmaof the Fellowship Committee not later than March 1. For blankwrite to Miss Renshaw, 3369 State Street Drive, New Orleans. La

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Altenklingeii Switzerland
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Alpha O, was built before the tenth century.
By FELICIA METCALFE, Omicron
TRIP to Europe is no small adventure, and when one goes espe-
cially for a visit to the old family castle, the thrill is increased many-fold. This was my wonderful experience during the past vacation. Altenklingen Castle, a lovely old estate near St. Gall, Switzerland, has been in the possession of my mother's people con- tinuously for four hundred years. It was originally a stone fortress, which was built on the crest of a very steep hill, a site practically impregnable, for it resisted successfully numerous attacks made by the Huns and peasants in the tenth and eleventh centuries. I n 1527 it was bought by one of our forbears, Leonhard Zollicoffer, who remodeled it, and since that time it has stood as it is today, a beau- tiful example of Swiss architecture.
After a pleasant trip across the Atlantic and a day's journey on land, I arrived at my destination. They were expecting me over itere—those cousins, whom I had never seen, and I found them de- lightful and charming. M y interest and enthusiasm rose to the high- est pitch as we drove from the station up a winding road, approach- ing the castle; and I caught my first glimpses of it, white and shining through the trees. Finally we reached the entrance gate and turned


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[JANUinto the court yard. After getting out of the car (a Buick!) we crossed by an old draw-bridge over a very deep moat to the entrance, the only one—a broad arched doorway, on either side of which was a cannon; and through this entrance we passed into the inner court. As I stood there a moment before entering, I had the same feeling perhaps as the old lady in Mother Goose, whose petticoats had been trimmed, "Pinch me somebody; can this be I!"
The interior of the castle is just as lovely and interesting as the outside. I spent many an hour while there, roaming through the many rooms and halls, looking at old relics and records of honors conferred on brave members of the family in the past. I was greatly interested in the large collection of oil paintings, portraits of fine old men in velvet and lace and of sweet-faced ladies in shining silk. Two of them are original Rembrandts. There are also some beautiful stained glass windows in several of the rooms—some of them depicting in different scenes, old sagas of the family, others having as a design our coat of arms in colored glass. In one large hall are displayed the weapons of different generations, old javelin- looking things made of iron, very primitive, sets of armor, and then further on are the guns that were used to defend the castle and for the hunt. I imagine the early forests surrounding the place must have abounded in game, as there are still a number of large deer in the park. Among the relics there have been preserved some horse- shoes which were dropped by the Huns in their raids down the valley nine hundred years ago.
The wood carving of the ceiling and the cabinets is very beautiful. Several old tapestries add color to the walls. One of them was woven to celebrate a wedding in the family in the sixteenth century. Xm it can be seen the coat of arms of both the bride's and groom's ffj milies. Even now the family weddings all take place in the attractive little chapel, which is close beside the walls of the castle. No need to say that it was with deep regret that I left this enchanting place and said goodbye to the cousins to whom I had grown so attached.
After leaving Switzerland I had an extended trip throughout Italy. I visited Milan and its lovely cathedral; V enice with S t Mark's, the campanile, and of course the pigeons; Florence, where I enjoyed the Uffizi art treasures. From there to Rome to which all roads lead—roads that are covered with about six inches of white dust of which great swirls cover those who pass along. Rome is a constant revelation—the Forum, the Colosseum, the treasures of the Vatican, magnificent St. Peter's, the ruins along the Appian Way- In no other city does one have such a feeling of reverence and aWe as in the Eternal City where every point is so rich in historical terest.
My next stop was Naples—not to see it and die, but rather to see it and' live over in years to come many a fascinating memory. JFL charming Italian woman in my compartment pointed out Vesuvius to me as we were approaching the city. There it was, silhouetted
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Metcalfe, a member icron chapter, lives in gham, so she is "one m from the South" of she. speaks in the she has written for EVIATHAN LOG on her from the visit to the old family castle.
Ici On Parle Anglais
So this is it—gay Paree! The pride of all France. "Monsieur, voulez-vous me dire ?" "Why, certainly, madame, where do you
wish to go?"
Well, he was nice, wasn't he—gave us such clear
directions.
"Monsieur, voulez-vous me dire-
"Yes, indeed, what is it you wish to know?"
Did you ever! She spoke English like a native. Isn't this a pretty thing I bought? Cheap too. Let's look in this window. Don't you love these shops on the Rue de Rivoli?. Well! did you see that woman bump into me? American, wasn't she? Everyone you meet is. There goes another bunch of them. From the SouUi—didn't you hear Uiem? It's unmis- takeable. There goes a Cook's tour in a bus. Amer- icans everyone—I can tell them by the felt hats. Tired shopping? well, let's go home and rest awhile.
"Monsieur, voulez-vous me dire ?"
"Yes, take that bus across Uie street."
Well, even the policemen know English. I'll be glad to get back to the pension and practise my French with that girl from Goucher who has the
room next to mine. —Leviathan Log.
st the late afternoon sky, its plumes of smoke trailing off into lue. To mention Naples without Sovrento, Capri, and Amain ld be like giving bread without butter. Across the bay these towns offer many an alluring charm to the traveler. Perched above the blue waters of the bay on the white cliffs of the moun- side they present a most intriguing picture. Up you go in a modern funicula to the top. What a lovely setting and what nt attractive towns with white villas, graceful pergolas, pink bing roses and gay shops. The Grotto with its mysterious blue r is near Capri. A trip to Pompeii was the grand finale to my at Naples.
fter a short stop at Pisa and a few hours at Genoa, I left Italy returned to Switzerland where I visited Lucerne and Montreaux. at could be more sublime than the settings of these two cities! in, front a blue, blue lake and beyond that, Alps and more Alps, ed up into the sky to unbelievable heights. A tremendous and th-taking spectacle.
ne's interest never lags in Europe because each country is ifferent. Paris has a treasure of interests, new and old. Can possible that Marie Antoinette was beheaded on this very spot
e middle of the Place de la Concorde! And probably it was done he ancestors of these very peaceable looking Parisians, passing Over there across the river is the Eiffel Tower piercing the sky; e right the beautiful Champs Elysses. leading to the Arc de mphe; to the left the Rue de Rivoli and its fascinatingwindows,
with bead purses and every other feminine vanity under the A day spent prowling around the Latin quarter, a visit to the vre, an evening, hearing Faust at the incomparable French Opera,


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a trip outside the city to the flea market where every sort of second hand article imaginable is sold—what is it you can't do in Paris, gay, happy, colorful Paree, brimful of hustling Americans, all trying to see in a week what the natives will probably never see in a lifetime.
After leaving Paris I went to Normandy for a short stay. I was enthralled with those funny little towns with their truly French customs. The farm houses are most attractive, many of them having flowers growing along the ridge of the thatched roofs. I found the people I talked to so interesting. Many of the women still wear the Norman cap of white organdy and black silk. Some of the houses are very, very old. In Bayeaux I came across one (still
being lived in too), which was built in the eighth century— many a long year before America was even dreamed of.
In crossing to England I could hardly believe that that placid looking water was the frisky channel I had been dreading so much. I could have swum it myself, I believe. (Gertrude, look to your laurels.) In London I was again fortunate in being in a private home with friends instead of staying at a hotel. This was a very charming home, three stories of stone with a little garden in front in which were growing many bright-hued flowers. A flag stone walk led from the gate to the door, and this in the heart of London. The interior of the house was altogether attractive, beautiful old chairs, desks, vases, window hangings and paintings. Miss Brachen- bury does portraits, and while I was there she was making a painting
of the celebrated Mrs. Pankhurst. I loved London—so easy to find your way around and so many ways to find. Of all the cities I visited I believe there were more interesting things to see here— Westminster, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham palace, Hyde park, the Tower of London; there seems to be no end of them. Really after being there a day or two you feel that you almost belong.
I enjoyed watching the people. How can they have the courage to dress like that?—Men in top hats, boys with derbies pressed down against their spreading ears, girls in long black cotton stockings and long plaits of hair, old ladies in short ripple-tailed coats and full shirts. Nothing'interested me so much as listening to the Cockney dialect. ''Morning Piper!" cry the newsboys. One of the guides said in pointing to a park one day, '"Eres where the children ply the hevenings."
Outside of London I visited a number of interesting places, War- wick Castle, Kenilworth, Stratford; and another day, Windsor, Hampton Court, and Maidenhead. How I wish I could have stayed there months and months. Even then I would have been sorry to
come away, I suppose.
It was a beautiful trip—all of it. I only hope that I'll get to g°
back again some day and see the rest. In ending this account I p111 adding a little sketch that I wrote for the Leviathan "Log" coining back, which gives a pretty good idea of Paris (as I found it) during the tourist season.
JANUEDITSINDComton, G(BetaOfficber oEtionaters her tpliedin thwill ba preon ththe "copie"ABloothat be seing Cree1 wewar year.wereEduc°ew w a s sPecito coingtojad,that

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'Becomes Qrand Secretary
CE the introduction of our new officers in the last issue of To RAGMA two of them have exchanged offices. The Executive mittee has accepted the resignation of Joanna Donlon Hunting- rand Secretary and has appointed Edith Huntington Anderson
Phi) to her office. To fill Edith's former position as Extension er they appointed Joanna. W e are glad that she is still a mem- f our official family.
dith has has experience in secretarial work and is fitted excep- lly well for the Grand Secretaryship. She seems to take mat- of importance with great ease and calmness. When we asked o tell us a little more about herself and her activities, she re- , "All the information there is that exists about me has been told e November, 1926, issue of To DRAGMA. Anyway most folks e more interested in the Secretary's family than in her ! They're tty nice family." After looking at the accompanying, we agree at point, but we still think that you readers will be curious about Secretary" herself, so we found the issue in question and have d the facts.
s for my career, I don't or didn't have one. Graduated from mington high school in 1916 and entered Indiana University fall. In the summer of 1918 I went to Washington, D. C, to cretary to Mr. Pettijohn who was then director of the Speak- Division of the Committee on Public Information (George l's outfit). I intended to stay there only for the summer when nt but things were so thrilling in Washington in those stirring days I could not tear myself away, so remained there for a After the armistice our division was discontinued, and we transferred to the Department of the Interior, Bureau of ation, to salvage war materials of an educational value. Our division was called the Division of Educational Extension and created by President Wilson himself and financed from his al fund. W e had hoped that Congress would give us money
ntinue after that year for there was a lot of material in Wash- n that the colleges and universities of the country should have but they didn't do it. So we all went home after June 30, except
I with one or two others did stop on until August.
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By MADGK WINSLOW, Kapha
T\^HEN I was asked by one of my pupils in the sophomore class v v of the American School in Japan my purpose in writing these lines, I was forced to pause before replying to his query. Consider-
ing all the innumerable articles—some meritorious and some not-—. which have previously been written on this subject both by the tourist and the really initiated, I was not surprised that the idea was chal- lenged. I answered that first impressions were very illusive if n o t recorded, and that Mrs. Leland was so persistent, that to make this feeble effort was the only course open to me.
So—having made the above subtle apology of a poor penman, I shall enjoy recounting the experiences and impressions of my first twelve months in the Island Empire.
The weather was hot that September 6, exactly one year ago, when the steamer, "President Taft," crept from quarantine to the big new concrete piers at Yokohama just completed after their total destruction by the earthquake and fire of 1923. Tokyo continued hot during the following week; and on the fifteenth of the month, o°


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ay the American School resumed activities, I was ready to chuck "icd flannels" and the other polar region equipment I had been ed to bring to these shores, and to declare as myths the tales heard of Tokyo's wintry weather. By December, however, I singing a different song: many were the mornings I began a room dissertation when the thermometer on the wall registered degrees Fahrenheit. The coldest night of my life I spent at n on the shore of Lake Hakone. W e had no heat except what from the glowing coals of the two "hibachi" in the foreground cture number 1. I had to wiggle my toes all night to keep them freezing. Y ou see how frost-bitten my left lock was the next ing!
udging by my own previous lack of knowledge of things Jap- — yea, also of things foreign in this Empire—it is not hard e to imagine that the readers of T o DRAGMA know little of the rican School in Japan. Its name is derived from the fact that largely American supported, and attended by more Americans by children of any other nationality. In the school, however, g the past year, in all the grades from the first through senior there were registered 185 pupils, representatives of seventeen tries; namely: American. Japanese. British. Indian. Chinese, ese, Russian. Swedish, German. Canadian. Danish. Formosan.
ralian, Norwegian, Mexican and Swiss, all English-speaking. king with such a group makes even the teaching profession here teresting one—not the tedious, dull, monotonous job it can be very often is. A little Danish girl in my Science class last term e six languages fluently. Can you imagine an unassuming high l freshman so learned? The Tokyo foreign community is al- entirely composed of families of missionaries, Y . M . C. A . ers, business men representing various foreign interests, and bers of the Diplomatic Service; hence it is not surprising to that the sons and daughters of these Ph. D's, Foreign Ministers, other men of consequence, have intellects naturally keen and s unusually superior for children of high school age. It has a great joy. teaching these children after three years of admon- g the herd of Boob McXutts found in a high school of 1,400 ls. During the summer the entire graduating class of 1927 d from Japan to enter American or British colleges. It is gen- y conceded that no American school either at home or abroad such an interesting constituency or such a splendid opportunity
nculcating the spirit of internationalism in the adolescent mind; ere, regardless of color, race, or tongue, these children learn to erstand and appreciate one another, to play side by side, and to and live together harmoniously.
ctober and November are gloriously brilliant months in Japan, it is then that the world's most gorgeous chrysanthemums are isplay. Of every size, hue, and shape they are, and unbelievably t in the hands of the artistic Japanese gardener. I wish I had


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. t wPropU l r io• noMadge donned a kimo/xt in cherry blossom time.
On Hodaka in the Japanese Alps.
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the space to describe in detail the chrysanthemum show held in the huge Ryogoku wrestling hall in Tokyo last fall. The living, grow-?; ing plants, by a simple bending of their stems, were made to assurag various shapes—everything from bright varicolored kimonos to mon^ keys, tram-cars and even an aeroplane or two.
Xikko, the mountain town famous for its old temples and cryp- tomeria trees, is the place to view Japan's maple leaves at their best. The gorgeous brilliant reds and yellows are beyond the descriptive powers of artist or author. The sacred red lacquer bridge lends the final touch to an already perfect picture. On my first trip to Nikko I saw more foreigners in the interesting shops there than I had ever seen before: the Floating University, then touring Japan, had been turned loose to bargain and buy as tourists will—and to toss coppers to the many little waifs in the streets. Some of us Tokyo resident! were surprised and embarrassed at this, for the ignoble customs of| bargaining and pauperizing are not practiced in Japan; nevertheless, we enjoyed the sight and welcomed the opportunity to see living models from Fifth Avenue.
The New Year's season—a time of great festivities in Japan" came and went in 1927 with less merrymaking than usual, for ort Christmas morning came the news that the Emperor had succumbed to his long illness. And great was the respect paid to his memory
(or rather to his spirit-departed remains, for he lay in the sacred precinct of the Imperial Palace for the prescribed fifty days). II must be remembered that the "First in the Land" here is considered divine, or rather a near-deity, a "Son of Heaven" by his seventy million subjects. An official mourning period was declared: Ojj musical instrument was played; social gatherings were banned; n < * dancing or other obvious forms of recreation were engaged in ( n 0 even in the foreign-style hotels). Christmas-time is usually c e ^e " brated in much the same manner as it is in the U. S. A. Black arm- bands and black ribbon bows were in evidence everywhere. It indeed interesting to be in Japan to witness the transition from the
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o to the Showa era, and especially to learn first-hand what the nese people really think of their ruler.
n the third day of the third month comes O Hina Sama, Feast e Dolls, and a happy time it is for the girls, both little and big. s considerably disillusioned as to this celebration, for I received mpressions concerning it from a third grade reader about 1911. dolls are not made to be played with, rocked to sleep, dressed and essed. They represent the Empror and Empress of a long gone ladies-in-waiting, court musicians, et cetera; and they sit in a ified manner upon the tiers of a "dan" (succession of steps) red by a red cloth. It seems that each year the girls receive gift a doll different from any they already have; and each year arch 3 the collection is brought out, added to, and set up on dis- for several days. Boys' day follows on May 5, but it seems not nearly as important as O Hina Sama. Huge red carp from the tops of high bamboo poles, and quite odd and fierce ing dolls lining the night shops along the Ginza were really the evident indications that the day was at hand.
ou see from the picture number 2 something of how I spent my g vacation. We were a party of six—two Japanese and four igners ( I call myself "foreigner" now with little or no effort), we betook ourselves to the besso (villa) of a wealthy Tokyo er at Oiso. not far from the famous tourist-visited Kamakura. fairly reveled in the lovely gardens, stone pagodas, silk covered nes (Japanese bedding), tile bath—all the best of their kind. as my first real stay in a Japanese-style house where one sits, and sleeps on the floor. One day we hiked to a neighboring e where I was easily persuaded no foreigner had been for many ns. One look at the crowd we drew in picture 3 will convince ody.
can't persuade myself to refrain from mentioning the cherry oms. I can't describe them, however. A l l I can say is, " I f you tour Japan, come to Tokyo early in April."
But don't dress up in your servants clothes as did I one after- and have your likeness struck, because Mrs. Leland or some- else might demand one; and, good or bad, off it goes!)
id you know the Alps were in Japan? Yes, the Japanese Hida
ntains are called Alps by the foreigners here—and, if postcards
Switzerland are good likenesses, they're well named. The last
ays of July I spent in the heart of the mountains, one of a party
ive—four girls and Mr. G. S. Phelps, senior secretary of the
. C. A. in Japan, who acted as guide. In picture number 4
n by the "Chief") you see us and our coolies ready to begin our
day's hike of seventeen miles. We are assembled before the
here we had spent the first night. On the left you see the inn rietress and daughter, and on the extreme right several of the us townsfolk. One day we climbed Yake Daka, an active vol-
near Kami Kochi Onsen (hot springs). A t the very top, which


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we reached by a careful, cautious ascent, the noise was like that of a hundred blast furnaces, smoke issuing from numerous crevices in the sides as well as from the crater. 'Twas such ;i reassuring feeling—the realization of the possibilities of being reduced to a cinder at any moment! . . . But we got down safely, and early the next morning began our ascent of Hodaka, one of the highest and loveliest mountains (10,000 feet) in the range. The snap, number 6>J was taken halfway up. Canst see snow in the distance? Well, there was quite a bit of it—I threw my first July snowball that day. The scenery is unequaled, I think, anywhere in Japan—or out. So are the fleas, which we battled at night in the inns. (Score 6-0 in favor of the insects.) One night sleep was impossible for two of us, sowe
JANUAcomposed an "Ode
to the Flea." It began:
Hop-py, hop-py little flea.
How I wish you weren't on me! First I search and then I scratch— Nothing else your bite can match.
Despite the fleas, my Alps trip was a high spot in my Japanese experience. On that trip real Japan was revealed to me—its spirit, traditions, customs and scenery—not the Japan that tourists know, with the semi-foreign, westernized touches of the port cities.
Two words which one often hears on the Pacific en route to Japan are "Ginza" (Tokyo's Broadway) and "Karuizawa." Karui- zawa (a five hours' ride northwest of Tokyo) is the mountain town in Shinshu where many foreigners and Japanese repair to escape the summer heat of the large cities. An interesting place it is to stay, with its many curio shops, attractive cottages, fine golf course, and tennis courts, the kind Susanne herself would like to play on. But Nojiri is the place to spend a vacation if one likes aquatic sports— and doesn't mind mud. Xojiri Lake is about ten miles in circum- ference, an ideal spot for sailing, rowing, diving and swimming, ft was there I whiled away the six weeks just passed, with an occasional
^ Wone mquainsent tphies other pose.
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on page 35)
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/our District S upe r ^ The^ext
To Dragma Will Introduce
Our <J\ew r^Alumnae Superintendents
e introduced you to one group of officers in October; we have ore very important group with whom you will become ac- ted before another convention year rolls around. So we pre- he District and Alumnae Superintendents to you. The biogra- have been supplied by the persons in question so if you know enhancing facts, know that we have not omitted them on pur- nce a girl must be an active before she becomes an alumna,
ctive group stands first in fraternity consideration. We want
o meet Frances Eagan, District Superintendent of Atlantic Dis-
\ l i ? t find out a great lot about her: read for ouseewecou(n
elves.
to a story about myself, I haven't the faintest idea of what to say.
been back at Cornell, having a position with the University, since nvy
tion in 1926 and am enjoying it immensely. Especially since this year
living at the chapter house and enjoy it more than I can say. I am
amie Hurt Baskervill (Kappa) has charge of the Southern rs. Mrs. Baskervill was graduated from Randolph-Macon
an's college in 1909. She says that she was pledged Alpha O two days after her arrival on the campus. She held various
that before long I shall be able to get to some of the other chapters district because I'm sure I have a treat in store at each one. My life ly awfully uneventful now that I try to write of it."


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minor offices in the chapter until her Senior year when she served as president. That year she was also president of the Student Govern- ment association. In January, 1911, she married George Booth Bas- kervill, Jr., a Phi Delta Theta from Vanderbilt. He is a civil and m echanical engineer, but in spite of the m oving involved, they have always considered Birmingham "home." There are two children to keep their parents young, William Hurt, who is finishing high school this year at the age of fifteen and Margaret, thirteen, who is registered at Randolph-M acon for 1930 entrance.
"But Alpha O has claimed its share of time recently," she says:
"Three years ago I became interested in Alpha O going into Birmingham- Southern and began working for that end. I was one of the three who in- stalled Tau Delta chapter and since then I've been Alumna Adviser for them tintil two weeks ago. In the meantime, I was one of the installation team for the group at Southwestern in Memphis. I've enjoyed my contacts with the actives very much and am delighted to be district superintendent because I enjoy the work with the girls in college.
"Aside from taking care of my family, I've been interested in A . A . U . Wi: work here in the Birmingham branch having been elected to the Presidency of the branch twice. I'm enough interested in Federated Club work to he a district chairman of Scholarships for the Alabama Federation of Clubs." J
Ohio Valley has Arline Jeanette Ewing to look after its welfare. Arline finished the University of Michigan in the class of 1926. She is a member of Omicron Pi chapter. Since her graduation she has been teaching social science in Patrick H enry Junior high school in Cleveland. She is doing graduate work at W estern Reserve this year. She is a member of Cleveland Alumnae chapter and on the local Panhellenic Board. This is her first national office. We are sure that the chapters will find her helpful.
To aid the chapters in the Great Lakes District will be the duty of Virginia Van Zandt. Virginia writes the following about herself. She isn't flattering to her ego a bit, for she is finest sort of a help in times of pressing necessity.
"To write about oneself, even under orders from the Editor, is a difficult task; difficult at all times, but especially so when one thinks in vain of inj teresting life facts or startling accomplishments. No, those ideas are out ot the question for my story. Then one resorts to remembering all the thing* one could have done, suddenly there is a flood of thoughts and sentence$j but immediately there flashes the idea—the Editor puts negative quantities, into the scrap basket.
"Another start—Arline Ewing, my senior room-mate, might furnish yOW.- with facts, and I know her first statement would be something like this—- 'I spent my energy trying to make her go to bed.' 'Arlie' was so coil*: scientious about that, I always wanted to be the last one up, so I wouldni miss anything. But that was all so long ago. ..
"No facts except that I am from Omicron Pi chapter, graduated 1924 w'tn an A. B. degree. Teaching English and Journalism in high school. M J real achievement is becoming an Alpha O. Anything I have done since n only been a part of what many others have done, and I have loved doing i1 , j
The M id-W estern group and the Pacific coast chapters hav two artists to guide them during the next two years. Mary Ros Barrons (Phi) needs no introduction to her chapters. She is lov#!
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ing spring, and she will advise me further.
^ have never wished, even in my extreme youth, to be either a nurse
e
FRANCES EAGAN
ry girl who meets her. Perhaps some of our readers are not inted with Mary Rose, though, so we'll tell you a little about her own words.
graduated Kansas university in 1925. I was president of Phi chap- two years. Yes, I was interested in outside activities and served two in W omen's Student Government association. I was a member Y . A . first cabinet. I held membership for four years in the K . U . Dra- lub, two years of which I had leading character roles in university For four years I was a member of the Glee club. I was a member Quill club, honorary literary organization. My senior year I was class ry.
aught school one year which was the worst year I ever spent in all .
sang for Schumann-Heink May 10, 1926, and followed her advice by
to Lewis Shawe in St. Paul, the man, she considers, is the best voice
or and coach in the United States.
ou
know how I love my music. I am extremely happy in my work.
to sing for Schumann-Heink when she makes her farewell tour here
heen District Superintendent since the Minnesota Convention, and spirit of Alpha O."
my fraternity work a source of pleasure and an inspiration to carrv
se Bell of Sigma is our actress, and who can tell her story than herself ?
°- perhaps, in never having had the slightest desire obiography ! So this is more than ordinarily difficult!
e J a hectic, gloriously happy college career, I went to Boston to a dra-
. *o r two years, and thereafter vacillated between the urge for a
a n o \ the charms of a former class-mate and college 'actor,' one T
nS amum(uet0 ' ° * l
6anaut
Lewis Bell. George won out completely! Ince
then I have been engaged in the customary housewives' game of 8 ers
] duties and interests. My fraternity has a very firmly estab-
Place among them, though, since we must specialize in this busy age,
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By MARY DANIELSON DRUMMOXD, Alpha Phi
H P H E dictionary defines the word "profession'' as, "occupation one
pursues, following a trade, art or sport for a livelihood and not 3 an amateur." "Occupation one pursues"—that surely defines home- keeping as a profession. "Following a trade, art or sport for a livea lihood." Homekeeping is all of those. But the phrase 'not as an amateur" somehow does not strike true.
When the Editor asked me to write an article on Homekeeping as a Profession I smiled because I am afraid that I pursue my occiM pation, trade, art and sport decidedly in an amateur fashion.
It is then upon amateur Homekeeping I shall dwell. Can Home- keeping, as pursued by the average housewife be classed as a pr<hi fessionf
In order to enter some particular field of endeavor we must first prepare ourselves. The length of time and scope of study depends': upon our choice of job. We study not only what is obviously needed, but we try to enter the subject deep enough in order to oct a proper perspective of the relation it will have to other closely allied pur- suits. When we have thus prepared ourselves for a profession it'9 not enough that we desire to put it into practise. Responsible agen-
cies, authorities or personsmeet, duly vouch for the tact that we are adequately prepared; we must obtain a permit or licence to practise.
How does this preparation compare with that of Homekeepingf
It does not compare in the least. I am speaking of the average "prac- titioner/* We enter the profession, we call it that for want of a better designation, without any training whatsoever. \\i- depend on
a wedding license and romance to perform miracles, and they doin view of our ignorance. Statistics shows us that Homekeepers in this
country spend $47,500,000,000 f o r household necessities and it is said that that sum is spent far from intelligently. We then need more preparation for this phase of Homekeeping. We must become Household engineers in order that we may perform our duties ef- ficiently and thus have the name of "profession" truly applied. 1
Another phase of Homekeeping is being able to live harmon- iously with the man we marry. Every profession has developed fr*-"" a crude beginning to a scientific and efficient system of practice. Ma r * riage on the other hand is much as it was at the beginning of tintf- A man and woman marry, there is romance, glamour and glory, com what may. With a divorce in every eight marriages it looks as thoUg we are but rank amateurs. We need to know more of our phys'p3 and emotional selves; we need to receive a rigorous course of tra"!
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tolerence and forbearance; we need to learn how to judge and to exercise our sense of humor. Many remedies have been ribed for the present ailments and instability of marriage. They all the way from companionate marriages, sabbatical leaves sbands and wives; more stringent divorce laws; more stringent age laws, to better preparation of food, combing the hair in orning and keeping a fashionable silhouette. Very little is said
ining.
ere is one part of Homekeeping in which we are beginning w signs of intelligence and that is in the problem of child g. There are books on child psychology, and on feeding and al care of a child. There are health clinics and child guidance . This is indeed the most important part of homekeeping. the poorest and least intelligent parents are intelligent enough
the value of this service. Here is a wonderful field where we ginning to awaken from apathy.
at homekeeping is most important is no denying. But until we ely make it a true profession and sincerely take pride in it. we continue to use slipshod methods and our interests shall be ht to be circumscribed by the routine of our days that we can o time for anything else.
en in our present state of ignorance and confusion homekeep- n be the most satisfying of professions. It need not be days ll drudgery or a treadmill. It is one profession where we may lled upon to exercise every brain center we possess. What it is a certain amount of routine? Does not the singer practise sly; does not the sculptor work painstakingly; does not the r toil at his picture? Every job has its routine, wdvy shouldn't keeping? Whether we have more freedom or less depends on oint of view. If we have been accustomed to keeping busy, keeping may give us more leisure than we have had. It we
(Continued on Pai/e 43)
The Homemaker's Pride
Tht.se are the tint little daiiyhterx
Danielson Drumnumd, Mum Dee
Reavly. Home ma king is their mother's pro-
fession for which she gave up a medical ca- reer. You mail judge from her article that she considers her chosen field a very success- ful one. Home making, if we may judge from directory cards, seems too often, to be mere
'houxewifing," so we hope that our
todl look more kindly upon their chosen career after reading Mary Dee's words. For hum. making is so important in these days of ca-
reerists; there are far too few real mukers and too many mere housewives, ing between jobs to be. so.
home- paus-
of Mary and Ruth
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"Qruss aus Deutsch- land"
GERMANY! The land of Lohengrin and the Lorelei, of beer and bratvvurst, of cathedrals and "kunst," such as Anita Loos talks about in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," is also the land of short skirts and bobbed hair, of soccer football, races and water sports, and of the great and significant Youth Movement. Where shall one begin with an account that is to be "informal," ye editor, and "tell a» much about German life as you have learned"? Long ago Caesar asserted that all Gallia was divided into three parts, and so may venture, for the purpose of this article, to divide the fraternity in*0 three groups: those who are now in college, those who have already graduated into positions, and those who are pursuing the career o homemaking plus.
For the present college generation, perhaps a few side-lign• on German university life may be of interest. Of the twenty-th^ universities in Germany, Heidelberg, the oldest, founded in
is still the most romantic and charming. But if you are accustotnc^ to the metropolitan atmosphere of such schools as Pennsylvania, M>
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ing in frescoes by Moritz con Sehwind, in the
Elizabeth Gallery at the Wartbury. St. Eliza- beth reveals the contents of her mantle tu her accusing husband. Left—Stella disclaims pos-
Thtion vfrateraren'tunionhere. men, man mastesecurethe foan Amdary sschooaboutToI offmanyGermgreat °f thesary they ^ey ha w > templo.'gioujudiceetern°tild' ! ae r esession, of a self-portrait,
and so she has sub-
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threi year-old Miss Wells is
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or New York universities, you will feel more at home at the rsity of Berlin. Here one can study everything from the inian language to American journalism. The school year is sed of two semesters, the winter term beginning the first of mber and continuing until the middle of March, and the sum- erm beginning the middle of April and ending the first of st. To the joy of late sleepers there are practically no eight k classes but even if there were, there would be no penalty for leeping. The roll is never taken and the word "cuts" has no alent in German. On the other hand, many classes meet during te afternoon or evening, and Saturday is just like any other day. With no check upon attendance and with no quizzes, you ve a beautiful time, if -"ou don't care to take any final examina- But such examinations! "Many are called, but few are n."
e average German student, however, takes his or her educa- ery seriously. Dramatics, college athletics, senior proms, and nity house-parties, in short, what we call "activities," just . Of course the students have some organizations, but men's s, women's buildings and the like, are practically unheard of Moreover, do not expect any conventional division into fresh- sophomores, juniors or seniors, as such do not exist. The Ger- student does not go to the university to get a bachelor's or r's degree as those are unknown in Germany. His aim is to a doctorate in philosophy, medicine, law, et cetera, or to pass rmidable "Staatsexamen." The work given the first two years in erican college is already largely covered in the German secon- chools. Thus the university is more like a group of professional ls, although the average age of German university students is the same as that of American collegians.
those of you who are already out in "the wide, wide world," er the congratulations of the educated young women of Ger- , who for the most part are not out in "the wide, wide world."' any remains today largely a man's country, and men occupy the majority of positions in all fields. Since the War, on account scarcity of men with means, it is no longer considered neces- or possible for young women to marry early. Consequently are more and more seeking careers outside the home. Already ave penetrated to some extent the fields of medicine, dentistry,
eaching, social service, and secretarial work, but personnel and yment management, journalism, library work, politics, and re- s education remain less explored. Thus the barriers of pre- are gradually being worn away, and were it not for the present al condition of Germany, the outlook for its young womanhood be more hopeful. The unemployment problem, however, is serious one, for there are not enough jobs even for the men. are fewer vacancies, first because men cannot afford to retire


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as early as they did before the War, and secondly, because there is little money available for the creation and filling of brand new posi- tions. As a result, many young women with university training are obliged to sit patiently by and wait for something to happen.
As for married women, it is still an occasion for the raising of eye-brows when they try to combine housekeeping with study or careers of any sort. A few ambitious women with broadminded hus- bands are brave enough to run the gauntlet of criticism, but for the most part, home is still the only place for the woman who has taken unto herself a spouse. However, the German hausfrau is no longer content to spend all her time in domesticity in the good old-fashioned way, but is now taking a great interest in simplifying her household tasks so that she may have free time for other activities. Thus for example, during the month of October, the program of the Federa- tion of Women's Clubs of Greater Berlin laid special emphasis on the matter of simpler domestic arrangements. In the Federation build- ing itself, a splendid exhibit was held, showing model kitchens and
laundries equipped with all sorts of practical utensils and labor savJ ing devices. A great mass meeting was likewise arranged and hun- dreds of women came out in the pouring rain to consider the topic
"What sort of kitchen does the hausfrau want?" In contrast to an. American gathering of this kind, five out of six speakers on the Merlin program were men! It was very amusing to hear them de^ scribe a model kitchen or claim the superiority of aluminum over granite wares. To the credit of the ladies present, be it said however, that they did enter into a lively discussion at the end of the meeting.
One American difficulty which German women do not have Wj encounter is the servant problem. Human labor is about the cheapest thing in Germany, with the result that one can well afford one or more servants. A full time maid living in the home, who does all the cooking, cleaning and laundry is paid the handsome sum of $15 per month. The standard rate for cleaning women and laundresses is 15c an hour. And yet, what good are servants if you have no home for them to serve? Bear in mind that the housing shortage is very acute and the cost of building so exorbitant that newly-weds are obliged to be on the waiting list from two to five years before they can secure an apartment of their own. Usually, therefore, the}' live with their parents or rent a couple of furnished renins. Although this is a trying and unpleasant situation, it is not altogether without advantage. Being forced to limit her domestic arrangements, the young married woman now has time, energy and inclination to seek new worlds to conquer. On the other hand, this account would he misleading if I gave the impression that married women do not now enjoy the cultural things of life. The average (ierman woman ha S
a far greater appreciation of art, music and the theater than he r American sister. But women do not yet have in Germany the fr e e " dom and recognition which we enjoy in America. German husbands
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eed a great deal of education along these lines, for the fact re- that it is the wife and not the husband who pushes the baby- ge when the family takes its Sunday outing!
much for the status of German women! If space permitted, uld like to tell you much more, but I shall content myself by oning only that President von Hindcnburg is the best loved
in Germany; that one can see such antiquated American films s "Mary Jane, Buster Brown and Tige" and also such modern as "Chang" and "The Big Parade"; that Berlin's flying field transfer point for thirteen airplane routes; that the young n's division of the Communist Party calls itself the Order Red Maidens; that Berlin's choicest corners are not decorated gasoline filling stations; that interesting book shops abound in t every block; that the Germans still love to eat—on the street- t the opera, or in the class-room; that nearly every family has and that great hooks are provided in front of the stores where ay chain your dachshund while you shop; that anyone may now through the middle gate of the Brandenburger Tor, formerly ed for royal carriages only: and that the German Republic,
struggling against terrific odds has a hopeful future.
st all these various items sound like the Pathe News Weekly e Literarv Digest, allow me to close in a more serious vein a message to all Alpha O's. "The Story of the Rose," is of e known to all of us. but how many have seen the original g of the legend? Such was my privilege last fall when I paid t to the famous old Wartburg near Fisenach in Thuringia. This , supposed to have been built as early as 1070. is one of the mediaeval structures still in existence. It crowns the top of utifully wooded mountain and from its turrets may be had a ificent view of the whole country-side. The W artburg is known place where Martin Luther worked on his translation of the
, and one of the chief sights for tourists is the inspection of uther Room. Here the guide points out the spot on the wall Luther is said to have thrown his ink-bottle at the devil in a ent of temptation. But unfortunately, so many tourists have d to take the spot home as a souvenir, that all one can see now reat hole in the plaster! Of particular interest to Alpha O's is lizabeth Gallery. The Wartburg was for centuries occupied by arious landgraves of Thuringia, and it was here that Elizabeth, aughter of King Andreas I I of Hungary came in 1211 when years old and was married in 1221 to Landgrave Louis the ent of Thuringia. .Alpha O's know of her in connection with harity to the poor, for which she was canonized in 1235. only
years after her death.
consequence, the Wartburg is filled with many memorials of lizabeth—the Elizabeth Chamber, the Elizabeth Chapel, and ut not least for Alpha Omicron Pi, the Elizabeth Gallery. Here


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one long wall is adorned with frescoes by Moritz von Schwind, an important artist of the nineteenth century. These frescoes portray scenes from the life of St. Elizabeth and her Seven Works of Mercyjfl The central painting depicting the rose miracle is most impressive. Elizabeth's husband meets her and accuses her of carrying food to his badly treated serfs. Her expression as she reveals the trans- formed contents of her mantle to him is indeed a charming study in itself. One could not help but linger long in this inspiring atmos- phere, impressed anew by the fact that great virtues are not confined to any one time, place, or people. It was dusk when I finally found my way down the mountainside—with the aid of my trusty walking- stick. And so, Gentle Reader, it will also be dusk when you finish this all-too-long account!
^Vagabonding in Sngland
(Continued from page 7)
London. Our guide book told us that taxis were first used inLondon in 1907, and we feel sure that the first models are still running. They really are quite amazing. The drivers, most of them very aged and grizzled looking, seem to have taken as their motto. Browning's line. "Grow Old Along With Me," and have pampered and petted these antique motor hacks with a tenderness that has produced re- sults, for they do run.
After London we spent a week in Oxford and Stratford-on* Avon. Oxford is beautiful, of course, but an anti-climax, we felt, after Cambridge. For the Shakespeare country we made our head- quarters in Leamington, midway between Stratford. Warwick and Kenilworth, riding about in those red buses that are so convenient. We saw three performances of the Shakespeare company in Strat- ford, King Henry V, Anthony and Cleopatra and Macbeth. I'i e plays were adequately acted, and as beautiful to the eye as any Shakespeare I've ever seen. One evening at sunset we wandered across the fields and through the hedgerows to Shottery, just a mile from Stratford where Anne Hathaway's cottage is. There is no more lovely country in England than that around Shakespeare's home; ij is greatly commercialized, of course, but you can enjoy it a I0 1 ,
you go about it in the right way.
On the way to Bath we stopped at Exeter to see the Cathedra'- and at Bath, stayed only long enough to go through the remarkabl Roman ruins. Our time was getting short, and we were anxious to be homeward bound so our stay in Chester was of short duratio » too. We enjoyed walking on the walls and in the rows there a° attended a service in Chester cathedral, one of the friendliest cat»c drals in England, beautiful with its fourteenth century wood carving^ A few last days in Doncaster. rainy, busy days, preceded our sau,n&
from Liverpool and ended a pleasant and interesting, though x v C ' summer in England.
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nnouncing a Two-Article ^eries—
irginia Judy Esterly is the Dean of Women at the University of Oregon is in a position to know well whereof she speaks. Her second article in series will appear in the March number of To DRAGMA and will tell of the nsibility of Greek Letter Societies toward their universities.
rs. Esterly needs no introduction to most of our readers. She was r of To DRAGMA at one time and has been a willing contributor for many s. She was a member of Alpha Beta Sigma, the local which in 1907 me our Sigma chapter. In her junior year she left college to teach music hina, returning in a year to be married. It was during the several years followed ichile she was keeping house and rearing two young daughters she blue pencilled To DRAGMA copy and begged for material. In 1915-17 uas a district superintendent. Then came the sudden death of her hus- and her return to college to receive her degree in 1923. .Since that she has been the much, loved Dean at Oregon.
e Contributions of Qreek J^etter Societies to University Life
By VIRGINIA JUDY ESTERLY, Sigma
SE of us who have the good fortune to view the social fra- ities from an Administrative position seldom formulate even selves the contributions made by them to the University com-
.
he first place—as a contribution to the solution of the housing
in Universities inadequately equipped with dormitories— ue in actual monetary terms is often greater than the contri- from the state direct. Assuming that the cost of dormitory g approximates one thousand dollars per girl, our University an expenditure by the state, which means the citizens of Ore- approximately $238,000 for the housing of its women stu- w r n ' e the Greek letter sororities show a total investment of $640,000 in sorority houses, the funds for which arc raised
rivate contributions in no way taken from the University bud- ey are self maintaining and at very slight (if any) increase e cost to the student of slate owned and maintained domitories.
sponsibility for building and maintaining these small unit liv-
anizations is voluntarily undertaken by the social groups them-
and in spite of the undeniable fact that in some few cases the
l load is overhurdensome to the individuals, in the main it is lnsoutonat
^- ' * moderate cost to the student, none whatever n vers
^ ' 'ty, and is a means of knitting the group more closely
sharing of what might seem to adults a dangerously heavy a
' load in an offhand and gallant manner. The group is pro- by the fact that the University is a stable and growing insti-


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JANUtution and except in the very rare case of gross miscalculation or a disintegration in the spirit and morale of the group, the sororityin- stitution is assured of a permanent active unit consistently respon^ sihle for its financial welfare though shifting yearly in personnel.
The growing oversight of chapter financial affairs by the Na- tional Boards and the interesting development within the Universi- ties of standard accounting systems and alumnae and administrative advisory committees adds to the financial stability as well as to t\m recognition on the part of the Universities of the present character of the groups themselves.
The second contribution, as the Administration sees it. is also one in direct co-operation with the growing policy of the State Uni- versities of today for increasing the supervision of its women stu- dents. The sororities offer social groupings of from thirty to fifty, which are recognizably workable social units, under the supervision of women of maturity and wisdom whose appointment in many cases is subject to the approval of the ranking women of the University Administration. This allows the Dean of Women to have close co- operation from all chaperones and to direct this supervisional growth in all of the sororities existent within a University.
This chaperone who solves the problem of social supervision for the University, for a group of from thirty to fifty women, is paid by the social group and her social position in the community is pro- tected and advanced in a large measure by the consideration shown her by the members of the active chapter. This double responsibility, financial and social, to the chaperones of large groups of women students is maintained with no demand from the University.
The third contribution is spiritual. The sorority offers a labora- tory for the development of a self government and social responsi- bility and interdependence which is the cry of sociologists of P§ present day. The individual is trained for four years to live >n anucable relationship to a social group and to actively furtherthe ideals and responsibilities of the group. These ideals are interesting1/ and convincingly in line with the ideals of the University, with stress on those ideals that the developing University group stresses.
Scholarship first. There are Universities in which the scholar ship of the majority of sororities is consistently higher than that 0 the student body as a whole. The standard necessary for initiat'00 is in most cases higher by several points than the University averagl This establishes habits of study during the Freshman year ev though it may put an undue emphasis on grade averages. I'1 0 1 _(
Asscouning hof coMonsub-cber oWtrar, will pAA"BAwordfore we dm ent,Tteresneconstv , tn p r y 4 PaJpHUniversity the local Panhellenic has declared ineligible for r l l S all students entering the Universitv on scholastic probation, the period of probation. This action is approved highly by Scholarship Committee of the University and by the President-
Social Standards. Since a group prides itself upon good , T 1 ners and the recognition and adoption of nice social usages, a S o r
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istant Ifygistrar is ^outhful 'Beta Vhi Qirl
By MARY NKAL MCILVEEN, Beta Phi TTN the fall of 1924 among other new students who entered Indiana University was a tall, slender, attractive girl who came from Kokomo, Indiana. The members of our chapter then little knew what a strong link they were adding to our Alpha O chain, in pledging Alice Cullnane to our fraternity. As
time went on, and Alice endeared herself to all who knew her, we realized that she, through her ability and charming personality would always prove a joy to the organization. We knew, too, that we could
t on Alice to stand for the highest ideals in our fraternity. Dur- er three years in Indiana university she came in for her share llege honors and campus activities, among which were: Hygiene itor three years, member of the Daily Student Staff, Y . W . C . A . abinet. Y . W . C. A . main cabinet, life saving squad, and a mem- f the University Library staff three years.
e are glad to present Alice Cullnane to you as Assistant Regis- for we feel that with her high ability and splendid ideals, she rove a valuable aid to all who need her help.
lice speaks about the position :
long, insistent ring of the telephone. loomington calling!"
lice, I hear you have the new Alpha O position!"—As the s came back over the wire, a kaleidoscope of pictures passed be- my mind's eye—the ride out to the Country Club to swim, when iscussed the feasibility of writing at all, the letters of encourage- and then the waiting.
hat was the beginning of it all. It has resulted in intensely in- ting (gripping is the better word) work, with its possibilities w friendships, new fields to be of service to others, and the antly growing appreciation of Alpha O, its founders (working one of them is a mighty good wav to learn to know them), and
one of its members.
nhellenic Groups Jiave Alpha 0 Presidents
lS seems to be Alpha Omicron Pi's year to have Panhellenic
residents in local councils. Lillian Force represents Lambda as C )resident at
I Stanford university; she is also president of Ca anc wn
° ^ • ' G ° organization. Virginia Winkleman leads sorort rf
' > ' g >up at Southwestern and is a member of Kappa 011cha ter At the
T .P - University of Tennessee we find Elizabeth
St^, (
rtudent Government. Nu Omicron's president, Georgia Led-

) presiding. She is also president of the Wom- *s the leading executive of V anderbilt's council.
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To our Founders, Long <^May They Live " A LPHA OMICRON PI, friends as the years go by—," how
wonderful had we been able to have looked down upon the hundreds of girls as they sat at luncheon and banquet tables otfi December 8 and sang the song which Stella George Stern Perry had requested; we might have all heard from the lips of our Found- ers as New York chapters did of the birth and growth of our great band—sisters all. For on that date or as nearly as conditions per- mitted, groups over all these wide United States gathered to honor the four women who were inspired to found our fraternity.
Doubtlessly the loveliest and most inspirational celebration took place in New York, for there three of the Founders and some 68 Alpha O's met on December 9. Ruth R. Dibben will tell you about the event.
"Mrs. Perry brought the Alpha chapter gavel, which was used by Helen Leavens, president of New York Alumnae chapter to call us to order for the toasts. Our toastmistress, Pinckney Glantzherg said she is always asked to serve in that capacity because she can tell darkey stories. And again she lived up to her reputation by telling several of them in her own irresistible way. The toast list included" Helen Ranlett, Alice Cullnane. Edith Anderson, Miss Wyman and Mrs. Perry.
In comparing the early days of Alpha O with the present, Miss YYvinan mentioned three points that have remained the same throughout the years— the spirit of adventure, friendship and high, ideals. Mrs. Perry, who will always represent to us that strong tie of the spirit, suggested that instead of trying to do good to folks, we try to do well by them. If we stand by friend- ship, it will stand by us. Mrs. Mullan was with us for a little while hut had to leave early. _
Nu chapter members came out in great numbers, and the active Nil Ki r 's put on a very clever little stunt for us.
Newspapers everywhere told of the local formalities. A fewof these found their ways to our desk, and we will pass them on to you. From the South came the first. The Commercial Appcai'
Memphis, Tenth, Dec. 9, reported:
The annual Founders' Day banquet of the Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority ' held last night at the Hotel Peabody at 7 o'clock. All A O Pi sororitiw annually hold a Founders' Day banquet. Miss Elizabeth Laughlin was » charge of this, the second rose dinner given this year by the active c ^a { 1 . '
A ritual meeting was held in the Alpha Omicron Pi House on S°u western campus preceding the banquet. The V enetian room at the hotel w decorated with the sorority symbol, the red rose, and the long oval t a D
were banked with mounds of the flowers. Borders of autumn 'e a v e S tS
ce
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at intervals along the board. In the rose nutcups, candies and place ca the color motif was further carried out.
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{ef At the conclusion of the first course the pledges of the aithe c . gave a stunt. Those taking part were Charlotte Bruce, Harriett S h e p f ^ j
f 1. knLouise Russell, Pauline Martin, Sara Frances Laughlin, Virginia Mercer I Louise Mayo of Holly Grove, Ark. . . . „ti
Miss Catherine Underwood, president of the active chapter, presia the luncheon and numbers of interesting toasts were given. Between co ... the sorority songs were sung.
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Indianapolis, find.) Star, Dec. 11. tells of the Beta Theta dianapolis alumnae celebration.
e and alumnae members in Indiana of Alpha Omicron Pi celebrated ieth anniversary of the founding of the organization with a luncheon y noon at the Columbia Club.
Indianapolis alumnae chapter and the Butler university chapter were s f o r the occasion.
he speakers' table was a basket of Jacqueminot roses. The programs ried out the fraternity color of red.
O. M. Jones, president of the Indiana alumnae chapter, gave the of welcome and introduced the speakers. Miss Geraldine Kindig n "National Work" and Miss Ellen MacLean on "Founders." Miss e Fleurey played a violin solo, accompanied by Miss Mary Elizabeth
.
Kathryn Schmidt was chairman of arrangements for the luncheon.
assisted by Mrs. Lester A. Smith and Mrs. Richard F. Mills.
ng those present were: Misses Ellen McLean, Enola Deane, Ruth erg, Doris Speaker, Ethel Malloch, lone Agnew, Beulah Phillips, Robertson. Frances Shera, Margaret Price, Mary Gertrude Manley,
e Kindig, Dorothy Swift.
dames O. M . Jones, W. T . MacDonald, Leonard Floyd, Lester Smith,
Scholl, Helen Porter, John Waldo, J. Lloyd Allen, H. G. Thomas. Mills, E. P. Severins, Francis Smith, Roy Fosbrink, C. C. True- Madison paper says:
nae and active members of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority held a formal at the chapter house last evening in celebration of the founding of rity at Barnard college.
program of toasts included an outline of the plans for the new chap- e, given by Mrs. Oscar Rennebohm, and talk by Miss Mathilda Kee- which she told of the founding of the local chapter of the sorority. ive members of the sorority who spoke were Miss Ruth King, presi- iss Betty Lawrie and Miss Gwendolyn Dowling.
decorations used on the tables were roses and tapers of red, the soror- r, used with smilax.
so another year has tolled for Alpha Omicron Pi. Daugh- now celebrating her birthday with their sister-mothers. Ere and-daughters will join in. "Alpha Omicron Pi, friends as the o by."
n
' * the wonder of a reconstructed Tokyo, and the thirst owledge on the part of her youth as evidenced by their at-
ce
ce upon the numerous government and mission schools.
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the early plum blossoms, the majesty of the incomparable
(which, by the way. is never called Fujiyama as our geo-
jottings
from a Japanese
Notebook
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Karuizawa. or Akakura Onsen, or Naoetsu on the Japan Sea.
what shall I say more? Time would fail me to tell of the
have it), the charm of the ancient moat encircling the Im- a ace
re*0rc-t n u s endethmyfirstyearintheEmpire,andIleave uessm
^ what spirits I enter upon the second. A l l sorores uhl revive the novelties of living, come on over, and may
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JANUARfflyslI A yoand yet of intelher firstWest Tmember versity "The Story cowith a heroineswhich jLothrop,Miss social ssorority ScholastKansas newspapLeft ise
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Brown, '26, Margaret Burton,
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Two zSflpha O's Jfave lieen Daily Mini 'Women's Sditors
right—Alice
Fritachle,
'23.
'27.
Eliza-
w HAT becomes of the Daily Illini woman's edi- tors when they leave for good the clattering offices in the lower regions of University Hall? Do they conquer new journalistic worlds? Curiosity killed a cat. they say. but this ex-woman's editor wished it would kill a mouse, for while
she was delving in the dusty records in a dark corner to find out just what had become
son the
NewA f t folbeth Stutson, "28.
of all the former woman's editors of the Daily Illini. she was be* seiged and beset by a mouse. Notwithstanding, she continued to look through the old Iliio's, sitting high up on a stool with her feet propped out of the way.
What the four most recent woman's editors are doing is no H>ys" tery at all, for they were in the Illini office Oct. 22. all at one nine and to prove it they went out to the senior bench and had their p|C tures taken.
Margaret Burton, '27. formerly of Kokomo. Tnd.. is living 'n Champaign and is assistant editor of the Alumni News. Previo°5j| she worked on the Kokomo Tribune and the Kokomo Dispatch a society editor. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha 0mi c * Pi, and Theta Sigma Phi. ^
Jane Louise Brown. '26. was visiting on the campus that we ^ end and left her home in Kokomo, Ind., the following week to feature writing for the Moss Syndicate at Pittsburgh. She had be^ society editor of the Kokomo Dispatch until last June, when she signed to take a summer trip to Europe. She is a member of -\j Omicron Pi and Theta Sigma Phi—Illinois. Alumni News, u
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ery <§tory Firsl Ficlion by Young Alpha 0
uthful authoress with a youthful viewpoint, wearing a Phi Beta Kappa key, significant lectual achievement, who has just published book of fiction, is Jacqueline Gilmore, 643 hirtieth street, Los Angeles, and a faculty of the Department of English of the Uni- of Southern California.
Secret of Scared Acres," a juvenile mystery ntaining much thrilling American history, New York girl and a Kansas girl as joint , is the title of Miss Gilmore's first novel, ust has been released from the press of Lee & Shepard.
Gilmore is a member of Alpha Omicron l'i
orority, of Theta Sigma Phi journalism
and of Phi Beta Kappa, national honorary
ic society. She studied at the University of
and received her A . M . degree at Columbia University, and has had er experience on both the Kansas City Journal-Post ami the Hutchin-
is my first novel, written after a short story of mine 'Hats and hings' was published in the Youth's Companion, several years ago. time I had a request from a publishing house for a novel, and, nat- ever forgot the suggestion so that when I came to California and e leisure to write, I thought first of writing a juvenile novel.
germ of the plot came from an old house I knew in Leavenworth, This particular house had underground passages blasted out of here was legend floating around that the place had been constructed e of the stations of the Underground Railway during the Civil War
•r 1 1 '?a(* keen used to house the liquors of a brewery—and then, rrie Nation and prohibition in Kansas—the old house sedately housed
school R. O. T. C. unit."
firances Woods Wins Carnegie cjMedal
By L A WANDA C. FENLASON, Alpha Sigma
A Portland girl and a Portland man who risked their lives to save the lives of others at Rockaway, Oregon, were awarded bronze hero medals by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission at its 23rd an- nual meeting at Pittsburgh.
The girl was Frances C. Woods, 25, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Woods. 1071 Arnold street. She saved the life of Harry C. Vaughan, truck driver of Portland.
'So starts a clipping from the Morning Ore- gonian, Portland, Ore.
We'll let La Wanda Fenlason finish the story:
Small and slender is Frances Woods, the Ore- gon Alpha O who was last summer awarded a Car-
s.— Los Angeles Times.
e r questioning Jacqueline further about her book, she wrote
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negie medal for heroism. Only those who know Frances best can appreciate fully the strength hidden in the slight frame, the strength of spirit and of body which enabled her to save from the grasp of the Ocean a man whom others were afraid to aid.
On the Fourth of July, 1924, Frances was riding horseback on the beach at Rockaway, where she and her family were stopping for the day on their summer tour of the Oregon coast. T w o men came running to ask her whether her horse would swim and said that one of the bathers. Harry Vaughan, had been drawn 300 feet out to sea by a strong undertow, for the tide was then going out. Neither of the men, however, would risk taking the horse out. Frances, although this was the first time she had ever ridden the animal, forced it into the water. Twice the horse got out of her control and reg turned to the beach. The third time, after administering many kicks and lashes, she succeeded in getting far enough out to reach the drowning matt She caught his hand just as the horse swerved toward the shore.
The current swung Vaughan behind Frances and pulled her from tin saddle before they had reached wadable water. Fran, being a poor swim- mer, clung to the reins and to Vaughan until the horse bad towed the pair where others had waded to help them.
Dr. J. F . Drake, father of Dorothea Drake, a friend ot Frances, was in- terested by the act and reported it to the Carnegie commission. Frances had almost forgotten the incident when in the fall of '26 an investigator from the commission came to inquire about the rescue. She was then twenty-fiveaji was teaching the eighth grade in the school at Hlwaco. Washington, jw award included not Only a bronze hero medal but a scholarship as well. ««» this Frances, who has put herself through school ever since high school days, returned to Oregon to continue her study in music
Three Alpha O's Attend Conference
CYNTHIA HAWKINS
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JANUAQ \ JW=- estmust hfully fvices tofor theHut Mthe confoundi8, 18^8chapterCity.
So keHie fouHowlives ra'earn tjess mAvmancomes thpC ne nexumensonaiitK^fc-Ma,,,! -',Ni MA ABLOWICB
r HEN Cynthia Hawkins (Omicron Pi) from the I'n i v e r s , t £j£
W1
» » Michigan arrived at Lincoln. Xeh., on December 17 as a
gate to the convention of the National Federation of Students,*! found two other Alpha O's representing their colleges. Ruth P a ~ |2 (Zeta) had been choosen to serve as joint chairman of the c 0 ^jyjja tion, a high honor, and with her Cynthia found Xuma Kathryn A :| wich (Nu Kappa), Alpha O from the Lone Star State.
Cynthia is on Michigan's Judiciary Hoard and is chairniz properties for the Junior Girls' Play. You'll hear of the other »j in March.
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'Ifie Sditor
Our Thirtieth birthday 'Passes
anuary 2. 18<)7, four young college women announced formally the ablishment of a new national fraternity—Alpha' Omicron Pi. There ave been excitement of the keenest sort in their breasts as they care- ormulated constitution, symbolism, ritual, most of which is used in ser- day. Certainly there was confidence almost to boldness in their minds, y announced themselves to be the nucleus of a great national group. rs. Perry tells us there was no misgiving; they were sure that girls tinent across would have the same ideals that were the basis of the ng of this new fraternity. Less than two years later, on September , their tirst hope was verified, and Mrs. Perry had installed the second at Sophie Newcomb Memorial college in New Orleans, her native
started the epic of Alpha Omicron Pi—the thirtieth anniversarv has pt, celebrated in New York City with three of the Founders present;
rth is journeying in the Orient.
happy we arc that we belong to the years that are inspired by the
ther than the memories of these Founders. Fvervone of us should o know them better that our borrowed lights will burn with a bright- ore like the originals. Convention always finds Elizabeth Heywood and Stella George Stern Perrv at roll call; Helen St. Clair Mullan whenever it is possible. Jessie Wallace Hughan finds it impossible to V ^°r k a t t h a t t i , n e - W c s u £gest diat vou plan to meet them at
t convention. No one will ever be able to tell you all about these ; you must know Mrs. Perry's deep emotionalism. Miss Wyman's sweet
jtan M r S ' 'M u I l a n 's k e e n inte,,ect and Dr.Hughan's delightful per-
Aclive Qhapters, Qhoose Qarefully
BI-.RS of active chapters, have you broken a pledge with a girl since J , , r rnshing period in the fall? You answer that vou have not? Well
i a n nPeCtt 'SllC
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s w e r t h a t >'o u have? And why? She was not what you
W a s "0 t i n t e r e s t e d :v o u had discovered that she was un- , a m i l y w a s n o t the best in town, that she wouldn't be
f°U or you with her"T,ie weeks thatfollowedtheexcitement
WC •llavo >,rovC(l a11 °tthis,soyouhavebrokenherpledgetobe-
JU r S I ,s t c r - a m ' -v o u r t»r°mise to be hers. You defend your action by

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was
attractive, that there was so little time in which to know
y arc wronc You
have done the girl a serious injury especially
f3 hresnman-forshehasgraspedvourfriendshipasabuoyinthe
trangeness
which surrounds her. Y ou.. hhfave placed her in a posi- e x p , a i n y o u r action. To the outside world the fault has

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choice. Let your alumnae help you by accepting their recommenda-


40 To DRAGMX
tions, by asking them to find out information which you do not have, by knowing something definite about the girls who are to be considered. Rush- ing will be less hectic, in the words of one chapter editor, if you rush more thoroughly, acquainting yourselves with at least the names and the home towns of your rushees before rushing starts. Know that she is to be yoiif sister even in eternity when you offer her our golden sheaf of wheat, and there will be no more disappointed members or tearful, resentful pledges.
<^March Issue a Creature Slumber
HPHERE, haven't you everything that we promised to in this issue and a whole lot more? Rut we always have a lot left lor the future, and
try to make it just a little bit better each time, so that when you close the cover on this issue, j'ou'll say, you don't believe if can be done, and then we'll surprise you. First, there'll be Laura Kurd's College Center story; it didn't arrive in time for this issue. Then there will be Louise Duncan Walker's story, "Shanghai, in Peace and W ar." Marion Abele's W ar Diary of French reconstruction will remind you that this is the tenth anniversary of the Ar^ mistice. New houses there are by the four; we'll introduce the alumnae su- perintendents and tell you of National Panhellenic Congress. The book re*
views that had to be omitted because of lack of space will find place in trefl March issue. Then there'll be Helen Ranlett's article on "What is a Lawyer Doing When She isn't Lawyering?" and those of you who are fortunate enough to know Miss Ranlett, may be prepared to be delighted. To those who don't know her, we forecast that you will find her humor of the keenest, most scintillating type.
Contributions of Qreek J^etter Societies
(Continued from page 3 1 )
offers a training of undoubted value for the community life of a girl
after graduation.
Of special interest to the Dean of Women is the fact that the
groups offer convenient channels through which she may develop the interests and ideals which she may believe valuable to the Uni- versity.
Leadership. The very self-governing aspect of the social group develops leaders who through natural powers and those developed by living in such a group, become leaders in campus opinion. The proportion of leaders in organized groups is by process of selection and development greater than that of the University group as m whole.
The Greek letter society has its definite and very serious draw- backs and the system in essence as well as existing conditions has definite flaws, most of which I believe can be minimized and some of which can be removed. But it may give pause to the ever present flood of criticism, even the merited criticism, to consider the l i n " doubted and uncpiestionable contributions made to University lire "V the Greek letter sororities.
Over-development in any of these lines mentioned may lead W abuses traceable to the system. The checks which may prevent sucn over-developments along particular lines should come through ^ close association between the executive councils of the Sororities an^ the University Administration and through a careful and unmechan- ical supervision on the part of the National Councils.
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BARRONS / u m o r
By BERNICE CRANE
Phi has had many girls who were
A L P H A
lights on the Montana State college campus, but one
of the brightest of them all is Alta Atkinson. Although she is not on the campus this year, she is still, to all of us, Alpha Phi's most active girl.
Alta entered Montana State college in the fall of 1922, in the Home Economic's department, and from her entrance and the time of her pledging to Alpha O she became one of the most active Alpha O girls. She became costume manager of Loot, a managerial drama- tic organization; she was chosen as a Spur, and she "made" Phi Upsilon. During 1924-1925 Alta was not in school, but in the fall of 1925 she returned to be presi-
dent of her sorority, and in that year she was a star of the brightest light. She had a prominent position on the staff of the "Montanan," the year-book, and was a reporter on the weekly school paper, "The Exponent." She was elected president of Associated Women Stu- dents in the spring, being sent to the conference in Los Angeles, she was one of the six girls selected for Mor- tar Board, and was chosen as the outstanding Junior girl, winning the distinction of having her name en- graved upon a silver cup kept in commemoration of
TKINSON AND
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t m c < she was on the honor roll in scholarship, and attending to lesasciater
! P president, all with the utmost calm and poise. She never t o ^e 'n a hurry, or rushed, or fussed, and always had a minute to
S'rls, her name being the third to appear on the cup. And
E V E R >'O N E E L S E - •
' V e n a Prominent part in their annual production, and again was cos- a n a S e r for the Loot play, making costumes which attracted a great a t t e n t ' o n - She also kept up her work on the "Exponent," and in the wPp e a r e .^ 'n another play "The Importance of Being Ernest." And
e n ( ^' S ^e r e c e 'v e d her college degree, graduating with honors. a
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r e ~e l e c t e c l president of Alpha Phi for her Senior year, and this, to- r e s P°n s i bil't 'e s as president of Associated Women Students would n e n o u £ h for some girls, but not for our active Alta. She was a s a member of Tormentors, the outstanding dramatic organization,
l!l e r
• Position at "The Commons" at the University of Washington . where she is making just as good as she did in college.
shining


To DRAG^
J\(u Jfas Two Outstanding Qirls
By LORRAINE JONES
Most active Alpha O in Nu chapter? Well, we can't put it that way. A l l of us are brimming with activity, activity in its several varieties. A n d yet it is nice to have the opportunity to talk intimately about just one or two of the girls for a moment.
J AM Commthe clege AffaiWommitteeship as vicCongrEditoAnd HonoHeexcellofferehave Fthan ing Ilearnor reI occhave learnsomeinterLlovelmy h42
Ethel McGary. our president for this year, and Helen
Schlauch, our vice-president,' are the very people to
mention as representing us in an active way, both ath-
letically and scholastically. Ethel is tall and fair;
Helen is tall and dark. Both of them are exceedingly
attractive. In a way, from these remarks, one might
guess that they are alike. But here all similarity ends.
Ethel holds the Intercollegiate Championship and Rec-
ord at one hundred yards free style swimming for 1926
and 1927; the Inter-collegiate Championship and Rec-
ord at forty yard backstroke for 1926 and 1927; the
National A l l Around Swimming Championship for
1925; the five hundred yard and the four hundred and
forty yard National Record for 1927; and the three
hundred metre National and World Record for Free
Style swimming for 1927. Undoubtedly alt these rec-
ords spell activity. A n d besides, Ethel has been the
captain of the Swimming team during her freshman,
sophomore and junior years at New York university; she was the freshman and sophomore representative on the Athletic Association Board and the vice^ president of that society during her junior year; and she played on the
hockey team for her class while a freshman, sophomore and junior.
AH this time Ethel was doing other things too. She took part in the Russian Bazaar which was by way of being a college benefit, while she W» a freshman. Then, during her sophomore year she acted as corresponding secretary of the Washington Square College League of Women and as trea- surer of the all-college League of Women.
When she was a junior, Ethel acted on the Spring Fete Committee and was a Junior Student Advisor. And now, in 1927 during her senior year, she is a member of the Student Advisory Committee and the Athletic Committee of the Dav Organization of Washington Square College. Here is the resume
of an enviable record. A n d such a record sometimes spoils one. Not so in tliis case, however. Ethel > charmingly sympathetic, merry, not too assuming. a n immeasurably capable. W e are all very glad to be s closely associated with her and are extremely Pr 0
of her activities. .jj
e< tion with the college Dramatic Societv has incluo_
such work as service on the Membership. Co i .f.\" and Business Committees of that organization. up. positions were held while Helen was freshman. s°P more, and junior. She is now a senior and is chair
of the Costume Executive Council of the Dram ^ Society. Away hack in her freshman year too, sW .
members playing a part in the New York universit? varsity show—a humorous part, she says.
Apart from her connection with dramatics, littees has been an important member of several comm11 jgj
K T H E L
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Sdit* wat a r yo f thsion politiMinnhera, ^mbepe r 2c: e^n c ^sev .i. achieInOn the other hand there is Helen Schlauch,
tall one and dark, whose activity has been more a finitely coupled with scholastic matters. Her .c 0 .n n . j
HELEN SCHLAUCH
sucn as
the I'anhellenic Congress, the Social Je
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ittee of the League of Women, the Women's Varsity Debating Team, ollege Album Circulation Staff, all during the second year of her col- activity; the Executive Committee of the Junior Class, the Student rs Committee, and the Student Advisory Committee of the League of en, while she was a junior; and this year, the Class Executive Com- and the Executive Committee of the League of Women. Member- on these committees, however, was merely supplementary to her work e-chairman of her sophomore class and as president of the Panhellenic ess, an office held during her junior year. As senior she is Women's r of the college Album and Chairman of the Student Advisory Council. besides, last year she was elected to the Liberal club and the Eclectic rary society which corresponds to the Mortar Board in other colleges.
len came into the college on a prep school prize scholarship. Of so ent a quality has been her under-graduate work that she has been d and has accepted three honor scholarships for her last three years.
Jfomemaking as a Profession
(Continued from page 2 5 )
done nothing, it will seem as though the days are pretty full.
or myself I can say that as a housewife I have had more leisure since the days o f my childhood. I n trying to earn my own liv- had a thousand demons pursuing me. I worked, I studied, I ed a lot of useful things but I never had time to think, dream ad or just sit. Now I read what I like pretty much when I like, asionally see a play or listen to good music. Avenues of interest opened up. To build a Home piecemeal is fascinating. I have ed something o f light and c o l o r values in the home. I know thing about w o o d s and furniture making and a thousand other esting things valuable to the homekeeper.
ast but not least I possess the world's best husband and two y red haired daughters. Amateur or not I would not exchange umble lot for heights of glory or pinnacles of fame.
(Continued from page
h Anderson
^BecomesS\ew
s in college I also did secretarial work. One year I was sec- to the Editor o f University Publications, and the remainder e time secretary to Mr. J. J. Pettijohn, Director of the Exten- Division. I received my A.B.degree, major economics, minor cal science and philosophy, in 1921, and immediately left f o r eapolis where Mr. Pettijohn had gone the preceding January,
e he was assistant to the president of the University of Minne- and I his secretary again. I remained in this position until Sep- r, 1923. I spent three months that fall at home and on Decem- 7, 1923, was married to Dr. Arthur K. Anderson, Associate
s s o r 0 1 Biological Chemistry at the Pennsylvania State College. t n at time I have lived in State College, and now have two fine s ' B a , "kara Jane who will be just three, and Mary Eldrid,
e e n months. Thev are mv career and my most noteworthy vement. " >
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the fall o f 1919 I re-entered I . U. for my junior year. While
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To DRAGMA
NNinProf lThe Executive Committee announce the appointment of Erma Collins (Mrs. A. R., Alpha Phi), 1159 West Gold street, Butte, Mont, as chair- man of the Vocational Guidance Committee to replace Helen X. Henry who has resigned. Mrs.Collins is an
authority on Vocational Guidance.
She will be glad to hear of any member who desires assistance in placing herself in a particular field of work and will endeavor to put that person in touch with another mem- ber already in that field. Erma also wishes to hear from those who now hold positions in various fields who would be willing to give information concerning the field to others.
We wish everyone would read all the active chapter letters this time. They are especially well written, and you'll find many items which will in- terest you. Just to stimulate your cu- riosity, we will say that Upsilon tells of a peppy French cabaret party, and just how they managed i t ; you'll swell with pride at Pi Delta's achieve- ments, there just isn't a thing on Maryland's campus in which they haven't a finger. Tau's Helen Struble won the prize collegiate Ford which Ski-U-Mdh, the Minnesota humorous magazine, gave to the lucky subscrib- er. A n d these are just samples of the sorts of things which mask under that uninspiring title, "Chapter Letters." There's no better wav to know your national fraternity than by knowing what the actives are doing, and how they are doing it.
mailing them and must be re-mailed by them. If this procedure causes the postmark to indicate late mailing, the fine will be imposed on the chap- ter. "Mailed to the wrong person" will no longer constitute an excuse for late reports.
teentternithe city passastituthe frateat lepetitiship.fide now.memat tcommTheand o« tRreathave wort•Ihe *ate nity *— LsecrePast *>rst o r s Attention, Active
Officers!
All reports mailed to the wrong officer will be returned to the chapter
'Bulletin Board
Active chapter
in monthly financial reports every' month of the entire year, June, July, August and September included. Do not fail to consider this. Your chap- ter will be subject to the fine if your report is missing.
send:
T o of
The Grand Treasurer. Kathryn Bremer Matson, continues to have her troubles with checks and reports which are mailed to the wrong per- son. I f chapter officers will consult the Calendar in To DRAGMA there can be no mistake of this kin d - Alumnae chapters have not been clear on their national obligations since the Grand Treasurer reports that no t one has mailed the check compl.e t e ; Alumnae chapters are responsiM now for:
Grand Council dues, $1.00 per mem-
ber.
To DRAGMA subscription, $1.00 pe«
member ( i f not life subscriber). 1 Convention Tax, 25c per member. National Work Tax, 25c per mem-
ber.
All
alumnae
chapter
all alumnae editors
treasurers
DRAGMA a n d
active chapters are requested to send changes of address to the Registrar, Elizabeth H . Wyman, 456 Bloomlield, N. J., at the same time that addresses are sent to the Editor.
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Sn Qreek Circles
eteenth ^Annual £ession of Snterfraternity Conference J£eld in 3\ew <l/ork
obably the most important piece Hering (Delta Kappa Epsilon), was egislation enacted by the nine- chairman, attracted a great deal of
h annual session of the Interfra- ty Conference held this year at Hotel Pennsylvania, New York on November 25 and 26 was the ge of an amendment to the con- tion of the order which repeals old provision requiring national rnities to have been established ast fifteen years before they may on the conference for member- After establishment as a bona national fraternity for one year the fraternity is eligible to seek bership, which may be granted he discretion of the executive ittee of the council.
conference was overshadowed saddened this year by the death wo of its former leaders and guiding lights, whose deaths removed two men of sterling h from the fraternity world.
two men, by a strange twist of both are from the same frater- Sigma Alpha Epsilon. William evere, for many vears national tary and editor of The Record, chairman of the conference and president of the Fraternity Edi- association and one of the or-
attention, the hundreds photo- graphs hung in the lobby of the con- vention rooms furnishine much in- teresting material for fraternity workers. The exhibit of fraternity publications arranged by Chester W . Cleveland (Sigma Chi), president of the Editors' association, also was a favorite spot for dozens of fraternity workers.
During the first morning, reports were heard and filed and another of those yearly inspirational addresses by D r . Francis W . Shepardson (Beta Theta Pi), was heard with emotion. During the afternoon greetings from National Panhellenic Congress from Louise Leonard, chairman, were re- ceived, as well as additional reports. During the evening, the conference dinner attendants listened to inspira- tional addresses by Dr. Penniman of the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Shepardson.
On Saturday morning the Financial plan of Sigma Alpha Epsilon was explained by Treasurer James E. Chapman and the Financial plan of Theta Chi was explained by George V. Catuna. During the afternoon, the discussion of special tonics in which the delegates were interested was led by Harrold P. Flint (Tau Kappa Epsilon), and there was a meeting of the delegates from the undergraduate interfraternity council delegates.
At the close of business it was an-
a past chairman of the confer-
and long active in its work,
ff e x n m ' t °f chapter houses made c o m i nittee on chapter house ecturc, of which Oswald C.
2 ?r s by a
°f the conference was hon-
memorial read before the
rence, as was Don R. Almy,

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nounced that Harold Riegelman had been elected chairman with William L. Phillips, vice chairman and Clif- ford M . Swan, secretary.
At the meeting of the Fraternity Editors' association held Saturday night about the banquet tables inter- esting papers were read by Leland F. Leland (Tau Kappa Epsilon) on "Elevating the Profession of College Journalism,"; on "The Historic Background in Fraternity Journal- ism." byEricA.Dawson (SigmaAl-
To DKACMA
pha Epsilon) ; and on "Convention Dailies," by J. Harold Johnston (P{ Kappa Alpha). Officers elected tgj guide this association during the next year include, Cecil J. Wilkinson (Phi Gamma Delta), president; George Banta, Jr., vice-president (Phi Delta Theta) ; George Starr Lasher (Theta Chi), secretary-treasurer; with Le- land F. Leland (Tau Kappa Epsilon)! and J. Harold Johnston (P. Kappa Alpha), as additional members of the executive committee.
pUAWhat is the future of college fra- ternities? He who runs may not see, but underlying the national fraternity life is a program that reckons not merely on the present but which touches the next century. And why not? Ours is a young country, des- tined to endure for many, many cen- turies, and our colleges and univer- sities will be here for ages to come, and with them, our fraternity life. What our activities will be a century or two hence are problematical, but that they will be more comprehensive and broadening is a surety.
It is interesting to observe how our planning for the future came about. The fraternity magazine played a large part in this. The increasing expenses of publication led to the sale of life subscriptions to the alumni, and then to the establishment of endowment funds.
The possibilities of endowment funds are not yet fully appreciated. The use of the initiation tax to build up these funds is a most logical, practical and democratic practice. The use of the principal in chapter house loans will continue to work a marvelous transition and improve- ment in fraternity house construc- tion and architecture—a development
(fraternity
The eleventh edition of Baird's Manual just published shows the tre- mendous growth and expansion of the fraternity life. In 1883 there were twenty-six fraternities, with 484 chapters, having a total membership of 66,o45. At that time only thirty owned houses. In 1915 the valuation
without parallel in collegiate educa- tional history. The use of the in- come for magazine publication ami other national administration exia penses will provide for more efficient and intelligent national administra- tion. The writer freely predicts that the individual national endowment funds in the future will run into mil- lions of dollars.
The future will not only see great- er emphasis on scholarship, but will witness research activitv by fraternity men, endowed by their own funds. A greater pride in one's fraternity will be evidenced in the future by leaders in science and the arts. The first step in this direction was taken
by Admiral Robert E. Peary. When he discovered the North Pole, be| planted there with the United States flag, the colors of his fraternity, D KE.
The future will call for more vision, plans, work, and attainment. The vision of those who have gone be- fore us has brought about fraternity life as we have it to-day. The vision of our great leaders to-day will have its influence in fraternity life A. DJ 2000.—FRANK H. SCHREN (Nation**
I
It sThe (future of (fraternities
President
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to setbling ing setemberattaineand simomeour loWeek Kyes. variet'Uncheties, bKtishiAltogas wesure tnlA P'edge't cKathle°". wardsgJTne-EHce, ( V n n ^Uon(growth
of chapter houses was $12,610,515- Today there are seventy-eight SeIi' eral fraternities, with 2,430 chapters, and a total membership of 554,9«* • Of those chapters 1,576 own housed
firt«fvalued at $52.980.155.—Banta s Exchange.
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tle down into anything resem- monotony. During our rush- ason, which lasted from Sep- 22 through September 29, we d a state of perpetual motion, nce then we have had few- dull nts. The brief time allowed by cal Panhellenic makes rushing a most crowded period in our Our rushing schedule showed y and originality. W e had le.is, ons, breakfasts, swimming par- ridge parties and a "Russian ng" party as the grand climax. ether it was a hectic time, but review our pledges, we fee! hat it was worth it.
w o u hl like to introduce these s to the fraternity as Pi's new-
ontribution to the sisterhood. en Edmiston. Mildred Hart- Miriam Hartson. Louise Ed- . Helcne Havward. Katherine Clara Mae Buchanan. Janie Winifred Washburn. Shirley .Martha Bondurant, Marcelle c h - Billv McCov. Elizabeth nell and Jane Williams are the
The pledges soon returned in full measure the entertainment that the actives had provided them during rushing. They feasted us regally at a progressive supper which began at Elsie Magruder's home and de- posited us, over-fed but still smiling, at the Southern Yacht club.
Pi is indebted to Kappa for two transfers this term: Coralie Bland and Violet Washburn who have al- ready proved to be valuable additions to the chapter.
Pi observed Founders' Day with a banquet held at the Louisiane. M r s . Robert Gaston, our patroness, was our guest. W e toasted the Founders, sang fraternity songs and had a most agreeable time.
We started our philanthropic work this term by donating $25 to the Com- munity Chest during its annual drive.
We are hiding a Chapel contest within the chapter. There are two groups, and every Tuesday at meet- ing we check the number of days we have attended the voluntary chapel services held every morning. The
r s 0 1 the golden sheaf. Violet contest is to c'^e at the commence-
ment of the Christmas holidays, and the winning side is to be entertained at a party bv the losers.
n e r. Mice Moise and Mary ^o ] 1 ) ert were also pledged, but
be»" -i >een initiated.


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