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Published by Alpha Omicron Pi, 2015-09-10 12:18:49

1919 September - To Dragma

Vol. XV, No. 1

REPORTS
OF

GREENCASTLE CONVENTION

To Dragma

of

Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity

CHAPTER ROLL OF ALPHA OMICRON PI

Alpha—Barnard College—Inactive.
-'Pi—H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, New Orleans, L a .

Nu—New York University, New York City.
Omicron—University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.
*.'Kappa—Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Va.
Zeta—University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
Sigma—University of California, Berkeley, Cal.
.Theta—De Pauw University, Greencastle, Ind.
Beta—Brown University—Inactive.
Delta—Jackson College, Tufts College, Mass.
<Gamma—University of Maine, Orono, Me.
> Epsilon—Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y .
• Rho—Northwestern University, Evanston, 111.
/Lambda—Leland Stanford University, Palo Alto, Cal.
/Iota—University of Illinois, Champaign, 111.
'Tau—University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
,'Chi—Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y .
,'Upsilon—University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

Nu Kappa—Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Tex.
Beta Phi—University of Indiana, Bloomington, Ind.
Eta—University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
-Alpha Phi—Montana State College, Bozeman, Mont
>*Nu Omicron—Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
i/Psi—University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
/Phi—University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.
. Omega—Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

New York Alumnae—New York City.
San Francisco Alumna—San Francisco, CaL
Providence Alumna—Providence, R. I .
Boston Alumnae—Boston, Mass.
Los Angeles Alumna—Los Angeles, Cal.
Lincoln Alumna—Lincoln, Neb.
Chicago Alumna—Chicago, III.
Indianapolis Alumna—Indianapolis, Ind.
New Orleans Alumna—New Orleans, L a .
Minneapolis Alumna—Minneapolis, Minn.
Bangor Alumna—Bangor, Me.
Portland Alumna—Portland, Ore.
Puget Sound Alumna—Seattle, Wash.
Knoxville Alumna—Knoxville, Tenn.
Lynchburg Alumna—Lynchburg, Va.
Washington Alumna—Washington, D . C .
Philadelphia Alumna—Philadelphia, Pa.
Dallas Alumna—Dallas, Tex.

DIRECTORY OF OFFICERS

1919-1920

F O U N D E R S O F ALPHA OMICRON PI

Jessie Wallace Hughan, Alpha '98, 378 Grand Ave., Brooklyn, N . Y .
Helen St. Claire Mullan (Mrs. George V . ) , Alpha '90, 118 W. 183rd St., New

York, N. Y .
Stella Stern Perry (Mrs. George H . ) , Alpha '98, 1127 Orange St., Los Angeles,

Cal.
Elizabeth Heywood Wyman, Alpha '98, 456 Broad St., Bloomfield, N . J .

OFFICERS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Grand President, Lillian MacQuillin McCausland (Mrs. N . L . , J r . ) , 517
Angell St., Providence, R. I .

Grand Secretary, Merva Dolsen Hennings (Mrs. A. J . ) , 2714 Central St.,
Evanston, 111.

Grand Treasurer, Viola C . Gray, 1527 S. 23rd St., Lincoln, Neb.

OTHER OFFICERS s ft
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Grand Vice-president, Rochelle R. Gachet, Govt. Hotels, Bldgs. P-Q, The
Plaza, Washington, D . C.

Grand Historian, Stella George Stern Perry (Mrs. G . H . ) , 1127 Orange St.,
Los Angeles, Cal.

Extension Officer, Rose Gardner Marx (Mrs. R a l p h ) , n j n Shnttiirlr ttrr.,J)
Berkeley, Cal.

Examining Officer, Lucy R . Somerville, 151 West 76th St., New York, N . Y .
National Panhellenic Delegate, Isabelle Henderson Stewart (Mrs. B. F . , J r . ) ,

2655 Wakefield Ave., Oakland, Cal.
Editor of T o DRAGMA, Etta Phillips MacPhie (Mrs. E . I . ) , 49 Daniels St.,

Lowell, Mass.
Business Manager of To D R A G M A , Caroline Fraser Pulling (Mrs. A. C ) , 100

Malcolm Ave., Minneapolis, Minn.

PANHELLENIC CONGRESS

Delegate, Mrs. B. F . Stewart, 2655 Wakefield Ave., Oakland, Cal.

EDITORIAL BOARD OF TO DRAGMA

Editor-in-chief, Etta Phillips MacPhie (Mrs. E . I . ) , 49 Daniels St., Lowell,
Mass.

Business Manager, Caroline Fraser Pulling (Mrs. A. C ) , 100 Malcolm Ave.,
Minneapolis, Minn.

Chapter Letters, Elizabeth Hiestand, 1506 Fargo Ave., Chicago, III.

DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS

N. Atlantic District ( N , A, T, E , X , •*)
Edith Dietz, 217 W. 105th St., New York, N . Y .

Southern District ( I I , K , O, N K, N O)
Margaret Bonner Bentley (Mrs. W. P . ) , 4607 Gaston Ave., Dallas, Tex.

N. E . Central District ( 9 , P, I , B <i>, H , fi)
Mate Giddings, Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa.

N . W. Central Districl ( Z , T , A «t>, 4>) Mont.

Marguerite P. Schoppc (Mrs. W. P . ) , 602 S. 3rd Ave., Bozeman,

Pacific District (—, 2 , A, T )
I.aura Hurd, 491 Anne Ave., Seattle, Wash.

AMJMNAJE ASSISTANT EDITORS^

Pi—Rietia Garland, J T HUtUlji PL, Nuf O i l u m i It*,

Nu—Angeline Bennett, 167 Crary Ave., Mt. Vernon, N . Y . '0*

Omicron—Elizabeth Kennedy, 728 N . Central Ave., Knoxville, Tenn.

Kappa—Elizabeth Bryan Williams (Mrs. S. A . ) , 465 Rivermont Ave., Lynch-

burg, Va.
Zeta—Helen Fitzgerald, 1971 D St., Lincoln, Neb.

Sigma—Frances Corlett Howard (Mrs. C . N . ) , 1117 Glen St., Berkeley, Cal.

Theta—Edna McClure Forrest (Mrs. C . C ) , Box 251, Oxford, Ind.

Delta—JLitrlrmle M. Hneper, 124 Professors' Row, Tufts College, Mass.

QjUM>i—Madtline R O I M I I M H I . 402 Main St., Hangor, Mr.
Tfp'iifoni-Clare Graeffe, 255 McDonough St., Brooklyn, N . V.

Rho—Doris Wheeler, 639 Forest Ave., Evanston, 111.

Lambda—Marguerite Odenheimer, 981 Gramercy Drive, Los Angeles, Cal.

Iota—Anna Hoffert Kirk (Mrs. B. L . ) , i o n W. Clark St., Champaign, III.

Tau—Margaret J . Wood, 1318 W. 47th St., Minneapolis, Minn.

Chi—Frances G . Carter, 116 Wall St., Utica, N . Y .

Upsilon—Ruth Faadiuh l>avm (Mrs. A . B . ) , Goldendale, Wash.

Nu Kappa—Maude M. Rasbury, 5005 Gaston Ave., Dallas, Texas.

Beta Phi—Beatrice Coombs, 609 E . College St., Crawfordsville. Ind.

Eta—Catherine Fleming, West Allis, Wis.

Alpha Phi—Ruth Noble Dawson (Mrs. Elmer), 315 n t h St., Great Falls, Mont.

Nu Omicron—Mary D . Houston, 2807 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, Tenn.

Psi—Evelyn Harris Jefferiers (Mrs. Lester), 210 Narberth Ave.. Narberth, Pa.

Phi—Helen Gallagher, 1139 Tennessee St., Lawrence, K a n .

Omega—Emily Nash, 2501 N . Penn St., Indianapolis, Ind.

ALUMN.E ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGKKS

Pi—Mary Raymond, 1324 Nashville Ave., New Orleans, L a .

Nu—Elizabeth Dunford, n o Morningside Drive, New York, N . Y .

Omicron—Martha B. Jones, Bailey, Tenn.
Kappa—Clara Smith Coleman (Mrs. R . ) , 915 16th St., Lynchburg, Va.

Zeta—Nettie Chapline Campbell ( M r s . Burnham), 134 S. 28th St., Lincoln, Neb.

Sigma—Florence Weeks, 1514 L a L o m a Ave., Berkeley, Cal.

Theta—Celia Bates, Winchester, Ind.
Delta—Kennetha Ware. 8 Pearl St., Medford, Mass.
Gamma—Kathleen Young, Waldoboro, Me.
Epsilon—Ethel Cornell, 6740 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn, N . Y .
Rho—Elizabeth Hiestand, 1506 Fargo Ave., Chicago, 111.
Lambda—Alice Moore, Los Gatos, C a l .
Iota—Nina Grotevant, Lake Charles, L a .
Tau—Margaret J . Wood, 1318 W. 47th St.. Minneapolis, Minn.
C h i — L i l l i a n C . Battenfield, 234 Locust Ave., Amsterdam, N . Y .
Upsilon—Carrie I . Bechen, Pine Hill Farm, Hillsboro, Ore.
Nu Kappa—Margaret B. Bentley (Mrs. W . P . ) , 4607 Gaston Ave., Dallas, Tex.
Beta Phi—Pauline Cox, Darlington, Ind.
Eta—Helen Turner, 411 Winthrop St., Toledo, Ohio.
Alpha Phi—Grace Mclver, 115 11th St., Great Falls, Mont.
New Omicron—Katrina Overall, tox>4 Acklen Ave., Nashville, Tenn.

Psi—Ruth Leaf, 1016 Prospect Ave., Melrose Park, Pa.
Phi—Mary Rose, 928 Louisiana St., Lawrence, K a n .
Omega—Mary P. Heck, 309 N . 2nd St., Hamilton, Ohio.

4 CHAPTER EDITORS

ACTIVB

P i — L u c y Renaud, 1637 7th St., New Orleans, L a .
Nu—Catherine Sommer, 156 Heller Parkway, Newark, N . J .
Omicron—Lucy Morgan, Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tenn.
Kappa—Elizabeth Butterfield, R. M. W. C , Lynchburg, Va.
Zeta—Ruth Parker, A 0 II House, Lincoln, Neb.
Sigma—Myrtle Glenn, 2721 Haste St., Berkeley, Cal.
Theta—Margaret L . Wood, A O II House, Greencastle, Ind.
Delta—Mary Grant, Tufts College, Mass.
Gamma—Pauline Miller, University of Maine, Orono, Me.
Epsilon—Elizabeth Ballentine, 308 Wait Ave., Ithaca, N . Y .
Rho—Myrtle Swanson, Willard Hall, Evanston, III.
Lambda—Florence Hocking, A O II House, Stanford University, Cal.
Iota—Leila Sheppard, 712 W. Oregon St., Urbana, III.
T a u — L i l a Kline, 315 n t h Ave. S. E . , Minneapolis, Minn.
Chi—Marion J . Knapp, 1017 Harrison St., Syracuse, N. Y .
Upsilon—Marguerite Schofield, 4732 21st Ave. N. E . . Seattle, Wash.
N'u Kappa—Bernice Pendleton, S. M. U . , Dallas, Tex.
Beta Phi—Helen Devitt, A O I I House, Bloomington, Ind.
Eta—Marion Roth, 626 N . Henry St., Madison, Wis.
Alpha Phi—Minnie Ellen Marquis, 700 W. Alderson St., Bozcman, Mont.
Nu Omicron—Florence Tyler, 1904 Hayes St., Nashville, Tenn.
P s i — L a R u e Kellar, 1411 N . 12th St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Phi—Jacqueline Gilmore, 1247 Ohio St., Lawrence, K a n .
Omega—Grace Willis, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

CHAPTER SECRETARIES

ACTIVE

Pi—Ophilia Perkins, 1231 Washington Ave., New Orleans, L a .

Nu—Catherine Sommer, 156 Heller Parkway, Newark, N. J .
Omicron—Eleanor Burke, 1635 Laurel Ave., Knoxville, Tenn.
Kappa—Rose Smith, 915 16th St., Lynchurg, Va.
Zeta—Florence Griswald, A O II House, Lincoln, Neb.

Sigma—Verda Bowman, 2721 Haste St.. Berkeley, C a l .

Theta—Jane Morris, A O II House, Greencastle, Ind.
Delta—Eleanor Atherton, Tufts College, Mass.

Gamma—Lilla Hersey, University of Maine, Orona, Me.
Epsilon—Esther E l y , 308 Wait Ave., Ithaca, N . Y .

Rho—Ethel Willman. 615 Clark St., Evanston, III. —^ • nyI
CC^IC4^VW
Lambda— L—Ml B i w i i A O II House, Stanford University, Cal. iXjLvx*, t
Iota—Ruth Terwilliger, 712 W. Oregon St., Urbana, III.
Tau—Vivian Vogel, 315 n t h Ave. S. E . , Minneapolis, Minn.
Chi—Margaret C . Kreisel, 1017 Harrison St., Syracuse, N . Y .
Upsilon—Helen W. Fosdick, 4732 21st Ave. N. E . , Seattle. Wash.
Nu Kappa—Elizabeth K. Herrick, 2 M T. Dallas, Tex.
Heta Phi—Lillian Nesbit, A O II House, Bloomington, Ind.
Eta—Garnet Kleven, 626 N . Henry St., Madison, Wis.
Alpha Phi—Lillian Drummond, A 0 II House, Bozeman, Mont.
N'u Omicron—Faith E . Clarke, Q20 Arthington Ave.. Nashville.- Tenn.
Psi—Alice Conkling, 3533 N . 21st St., Philadelphia. Pa.
Phi—Harriet Penney, 1247 Ohio St., Lawrence, Kan.
Omega—Roma L . Lindsey, Hepburn Hall, Oxford, Ohio.

N. W. Central District (Z, T, A * , * )
Marguerite P. Schoppe (Mrs. W. F . ) , 602 S. 3rd Ave., Bozeman, Mont.

Pacific District (—, 2 , A, T )
Laura Hurd, 49' A n n e -A v c Seattle, W a s h .

ALU MNA/E ASSISTANT E D I T O R S ^ ^ ~%^Ji^jt%

pj Rietta Garland, fgf*BttXK$ Ot., N w O r k a a ^ fcm.

Km—Angcline Bennett, 167 Crary Ave., Mt. Vernon, N . Y .

Omicron—Elizabeth Kennedy, 728 N . Central Ave., Knoxville, Tenn.

Kappa—Elizabeth Bryan Williams (Mrs. S. A . ) , 465 Rivermont Ave., Lynch-

burg, Va.

Zeta—Helen Fitzgerald, 1971 D St., Lincoln, Neb.

Sigma—Frances Corlett Howard (Mrs. C . N . ) , 1117 Glen St., Berkeley, Col.

Theta—Edna McClure Forrest (Mrs. C . C ) , Box 251, Oxford. Ind.
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WT^AA**^ r . ^ m X - M a dade el ilinnee Robinson, 462 Main St., Bangor, Me.

J.jjjy\ Rho—Doris Wheeler, 639 Forest Ave., Evanston, 111.

Lambda Marguerite Odenheimcr, 981 Gramercy Drive, Los Angeles, Cal.
TTIaou0att—uaaM_——AaAMnrnagnnraagara HoHffert Kirk (Mrs. B.. LL.).,) , 1011 W. Clsark St., Champaign, 111.
• Asjf^y reett JJ.. WWoooodd, 11331188 WW.. 4477tth SStt... MMiinnnneeaapolis. Minn.
i^V "*K«4 Ot4JM^Htf Chi—Frances G. Carter, 116 Wall St., Utica, N. Y .
fa(UQ Dvmn1 ^ pa fl# l £ n Upssiilloonn——IUtatlkh KFuBjJdJ.iUuUI. U u m . (M(Mrsr. s.A.A.B .B) ,. )G, oGldoledendale. J...ih.
ttt/L 'LL *\- C .V \ u KKaappppaa——MMaauuddee MM.. RRaassbbuurryy,, 55000055 GGaassttoonn AAvvee.,. D| allas, Texas.

, w tr\ > /. . "B c t a Phi' —B—eatric.e C„oomb.s, 60, 9 Et-.- College Sot.., Cfrawfo/„r_d.si.v..i,l:lne... InTd~,.I
£jLA*^ Eta—Catherine Fleming, West Allis, Wis.

Alpha Phi—Ruth Noble Dawson (Mrs. E l m e r ) , 315 n t h St.. Great Falls, Mont.

Nu Omicron—Mary D . Houston, 2807 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, Tenn.

Psi—Evelyn Harris Jcfferiers (Mrs. Lester), 2iq Narberth Ave., Xarbcrth. Pa.

Phi—Helen Gallagher, 1139 Tennessee St., Lawrence, K a n .

Omega—Emily Nash, 2501 N. Penn St., Indianapolis, Ind.

ALUMNAE ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGERS

Pi—Mary Raymond. 1324 Nashville Ave., New Orleans, L a .

Nu—Elizabeth Dunford, 110 Morningside Drive, New York, N. Y .

Omicron—Martha B. Jones, Bailey, Tenn.
Kappa—Clara Smith Coleman (Mrs. R . ) , 915 16th St., Lynchburg. V a .
Zeta—Nettie Chapline Campbell (Mrs. Burnham), 134 S. 28th St., Lincoln, Neb.
Sigma—Florence Weeks, 1514 L a L o m a Ave., Berkeley, Cal.
Theta—Celia Bates, Winchester, Ind.
Delta—Kennetha Ware. 8 Pearl St., Medford, Mass.
Gamma—Kathleen Young, Waldoboro, Me.
Epsilon—Ethel Cornell, 6740 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn, N . Y .
Rho—Elizabeth Hicstand. 1506 Fargo Ave., Chicago, 111.
Lambda—Alice Moore, Los Gatos, Cal.
Iota—Nina Grotevant, Lake Charles, L a .
Tau—Margaret J . Wood. 1318 W. 47th St.. Minneapolis, Minn.
Chi—Lillian C . Battenfield. 234 Locust Ave., Amsterdam, N. Y .
Upsilon—Carrie I . Bechen. Pine Hill Farm, Hillsboro, Ore.
Nu Kappa—Margaret B. Bentley (Mrs. W. P . ) , 4607 Gaston Ave., Dallas, Tex.
Beta Phi—Pauline Cox, Darlington, Ind.
Eta—Helen Turner, 411 Winthrop St., Toledo, Ohio.
Alpha Phi—Grace Mclver, 115 n t h St., Great Falls, Monl.
New Omicron—Katrina Overall. 1404 Acklen Ave., Nashville, Tenn.
Psi—Ruth Leaf, 1016 Prospect Ave., Melrose Park, Pa.
Phi—Mary Rose, Q28 Louisiana St., Lawrence, K a n .
Omega—Mary P. Heck. 300 N. 2nd St.. Hamilton, Ohio.

CHAPTER EDITORS

ACTIVE

Pi—Lucy Renaud, 1637 7th St., New Orleans, L a .
Nu—Catherine Sommer, 156 Heller Parkway, Newark, N . J .
Omicron—Lucy Morgan, Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tenn.
Kappa—Elizabeth Butterfield, R. M. W. C , Lynchburg, Va.
Zeta—Ruth Parker, A O II House, Lincoln, Neb.
Sigma—Myrtle Glenn, 2721 Haste St., Berkeley, Cal.
Theta—Margaret I.. Wood, A •> II Mouse, Grecncastlc, Ind.
Delta—Mary Grant, Tufts College, Mass.
Gamma—Pauline Miller, University of Maine, Orono, Me.
Epsilon—Elizabeth Ballentine, 308 Wait Ave., Ithaca, N. Y .
Rho—Myrtle Swanson, Willard Hall, Evanston, III.
Lambda—Florence Hocking, A O II House, Stanford University, Cal.
Iota—Leila Sheppard. 712 W. Oregon St., Urbana, III.
T a u — L i l a Kline, 315 n t h Ave. S. E . , Minneapolis, Minn.
Chi—Marion J . Knapp, 1017 Harrison St., Syracuse, N . Y .
Upsilon—Marguerite Schofield, 4732 2ist Ave. N . E . . Seattle. Wash.
Nu Kappa—Bernice Pendleton, S. M. U., Dallas, Tex.
Beta Phi—Helen Devitt, A O II House. Bloomington. Ind.
Eta—Marion Roth, 626 N . Henry St., Madison, Wis.
Alpha Phi—Minnie Ellen Marquis, 700 W. Alderson St., Bozeman, Mont.
Nu Omicron—Florence Tyler, iqo4 Hayes St., Nashville, Tenn.
P s i — L a R u c Kellar, 1411 N . 12th St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Phi—Jacqueline Gilmore, 1247 Ohio St., Lawrence, Kan.
Omega—Grace Willis, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

C H A P T E R S E C R E T A R I F.S

ACTIVE

Pi—Ophilia Perkins, 1231 Washington Ave., New Orleans, L a .

Nu—Catherine Sommer, 156 Heller Parkway, Newark. N. J .

Omicron—Eleanor Burke, 1635 Laurel Ave., Knoxville, Tenn.

Kappa—Rose Smith, qi5 16th St., Lynchurg, V a .

Zeta—Florence Griswald, A O I I House, Lincoln, Neb.

Sigma—Vcrda Bowman, 2721 Haste St., Berkeley, Cal.

Theta—Jane Morris, A O I I House, Grccncnstle. Ind.

Delta—Eleanor Atherton, Tufts College, Mass.

Gamma—Lilla Herscy, University of Maine, Orona, Me.

Epsilon—Esther E l y , 308 Wait Ave.. Ithaca, N . Y .

Rho—Ethel Willman, 615 Clark St.. Evanston, III. ' /}J *
Lambda—Lama Dmm; A O I I House, Stanford University, Cal. iZ^U^L ( ^ W t K t O 1
/

Iota—Ruth Terwilliger. 712 W. Oregon St., Urbana, 111.

Tau—Vivian Vogel, 315 n t h Ave. S. E . , Minneapolis. Minn.

Chi—Margaret C. Kreisel, 1017 Harrison St., Syracuse, N . Y .

Upsilon—Helen W. Fosdick, 4732 21st Ave. N. E . , Seattle. Wash.

Nu Kappa—Elizabeth K. Hcrrick, 2 M T. Dallas, Tex.

Beta Phi—Lillian Ncsbit, A O I I House, Bloomington, Ind.

Eta—Garnet Kleven, 626 N . Henry St., Madison, Wis.

Alpha Phi—Lillian Drummond, A O I I House, Bozeman, Mont.

Nu Omicron—Faith E . Clarke, q2o Arthington Ave.. Nashville,' Tenn.

Psi—Alice Conkling. 3533 N . 2lst St., Philadelphia, Pa.

Phi—Harriet Penney, 1247 Ohio St., Lawrence, Kan.

Omega—Roma L . Lindsey, Hepburn Hall, Oxford, Ohio.

ALUMN/E CHAPTERS

PRESIDENTS

New York A l u m n a — E v a A. Marty, 601 W. 127th St., New York, N . Y .
Boston Alumnae—Florence Walker Cannell (Mrs. W. S.), 3 Oak Knoll, Arling-

ton, Mass.
San Francisco Alumnae—Grace E . Morin, 2422 Durant Ave., Berkeley, Cal.
Providence Alumnae—Jennie Perry Prescott ( M r s . Harold), 12 Kossuth St.,

Pawtucket, R. I .
Los Angeles Alumnae—Jessie Correll McKenna (Mrs. J . W . ) , 1622 Rockwood

Ave., Los Angeles, Cal.
Lincoln Alumnae—Emma Bennett Beckman (Mrs. A l f r e d ) , 1425 S. 15th St.,

Lincoln, Neb.
Chicago Alumnae—Milita Skillen, 5859 Glenwood Ave., Chicago, 111.
Indianapolis Alumnae—Bernice Mitchell, 205 E . 34th St., Indianapolis, Ind.
New Orleans Alumnae—Mary Summer, 1020 Andubon St., New Orleans, L a .
Minneapolis Alumnae—Edith Goldsworthy, 103 \ V . 52nd St., Minneapolis, Minn.
Bangor Alumnae—Doris Currier Treat (Mrs. John), 99 Kenduskeag Ave.,

Bangor, Me.
Puget Sound Alumnre—Mildred Loring, 4727 Brooklyn Ave., Seattle, Wash.
Portland Alumnae—Caroline Paige, 772 Talbot R d . , Portland, Ore.
Knoxville Alumnae—Lucretia Jordan Bickley (Mrs. W. G . ) , 1516 Laurel Ave.,

Knoxcille, Tenn.
Lynchburg Alumnae—Anna Atkinson Craddock (Mrs. G . G . ) , 300 Norfolk

Ave., Lynchburg, Va.
Washington Alumnae—Rochelle R. Gachet, Govt. Hotels, BIdg. P-Q, The Plaza,

Washington, D. C.
Dallas Alumnae—Margaret Bonner Bentley ( M r s . W. P . ) , 4607 Gaston Ave.,

Dallas, Tex.
Philadelphia Alumnae—Avis Hunter, Westville, N. J .

®abie of (Enntntta 3
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Directory of Officers 9
Pictures of Convention Delegates
President's Greeting 10
Pictures of Executive Committee.
Story of Convention 14
Pictures of National Officers 15
Toast List at Convention Banquet 16
Message from Vice-president 17
Opportunities for Social Workers 18
Children's Stories; Mrs. Perry 19
Resolutions. Memorial 21
Report of Grand Historian 22
Side Remarks and Songs of Convention 24
Report of War Work Committee 26
National Alumnae Work 28
Poems 29
List of Committees 30
Report of Examining Officer 31
Article on Fraternity Examinations 32
Phi Beta Kappa Among A 0 I I members 36
A O I I Calendar 35
Editorials 43
Announcements 52
Alumnae Notes
Exchanges

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To D R A G M A

VOL. X V SEPTEMBER, L919 No i

To DKAGMA is published at 450-454 Ahnaip Street, Mcnasha, Wis., by George
Banta, ofiicial printer to the fraternity. Entered at the Postolhce at Menasha,
Wis., as second-class matter, April 13, tgoo,, under the act of March 3, 1897.

Acceptance for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in section 1103,
Act of October 3, 1917, authorized August 1, 1918.

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twenty-five cents. Life Subscriptions, Fifteen Dollars (after Nov. E, 1 9 1 9 ) .
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PRESIDENT'S GREETING

LILLIAN MCCAUSLAND

TO every girl in Alpha Omicron Pi I wish to send a word of
personal greeting. I have not undertaken the duties of the
presidency with any exaggerated idea of my own importance QOr with
any delusion as to my ability. I realize my shortcomings and 1 ask
you all to help me by cooperating, for, after all. it is by united effort
that the real enterprises of the world are accomplished. This is the
feeling I want to arouse, the incentive to "get together," the spirit of
true; fraternity. The officers of our organization are in their various
positions to carry out the desires of the members ; and by "members"
I mean you and you and you. To do this, it is necessary that they
know what you desire. I want every girl to feel that she is doing
me a favor when she sends in a suggestion, when she asks a question,
when she makes a constructive criticism, when she shows me by this
that she is actively interested. We are a body of women with many
and diverse vocations and avocations, but with one tie in common.
The mere fact of this should spur us on to give of our best to it,
not as officers and non-officers, but as sisters in Alpha O, with one bond
peculiarly near to us all. As we have lived and hoped and feared
through the years of the world-struggle, now mercifully past, let us
now look forward to the reconstruction period of happiness, joy, and
hope, with the underlying principle of our fraternity for inspiration.

10 TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI

i

STORY O F CONVENTION

A F T E R the long train rides, which were taken by many in going
to Convention, the splendid service rendered upon arrival at
Greencastle by the various Thetas with their automobiles, certainly
gave everyone the satisfaction of saying: " A t last, we are really at
Convention." When we came in sight of De Pauw we were delighted to
see such fine new buildings, and soon discovered that the best of every-
thing had been secured for our use. Rector H a l l is a very charming
home for the women students of De Pauw. Nothing is lacking for
their comfort, and this, added to the efficient management, made our
days very pleasant and comfortable in spite of the intense heat of
Indiana at that particular time. Ruth Little was the general infor-
mation agent and exchequer of Convention, and thanks to her won-
derful patience and attention all details were taken care of very
satisfactorily.

This Convention, more than any other Alpha Omicron Pi has ever
held, was planned with the idea of conducting a tremendous amount
of fraternity business, namely the entire reconstruction of the constitu-
tion. I t was almost impossible to cover the various details in the
few days and therefore many of the social hours were cut short, and
even the "long wee hours" were used by committees to prepare ma-
terial for the following days. But it was a wonderful meeting and
Alpha Omicron Pi will feel the benefits, we trust, for many years.

We did not realize how many sisters had come until on Monday eve-
ning, when we gathered at the chapter-house and found that although
the house was large and spacious, yet all could not be accommodated
inside. The house was beautifully decorated with Japanese lanterns
and flowers. Ruth Case and Judith Solenberger entertained us with
several very pretty songs. Each girl wore a little card which bore
her name and chapter, so it was f u n to look at a card and feel that
no further introduction was necessary. Those who had attended
Conventions before, or had visited among chapters, renewed old
friendships and made them feel that i f Convention served for noth-
ing else but a reunion, it was certainly worth all effort.

As all will recall from announcements in To DRAGMA, this was
to be a singing Convention, and it carried its endeavor through in
fine shape. A t all meals, and with no excuse necessary for the
etiquette, the groups at the various tables would communicate back
and forth with original parodies and chapter tunes. I t was like a
song exchange, for before the end of Convention, nearly every chapter
had made a new rhyme which i n turn was taken over by the other
chapters.

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Mrs. A. J. Henninns. Grand fecictary; Viss Vicla C Gray, G r a d Trea urcr

K n . N. L . McCaLuland, Jr., Grand President



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The official opening of Convention came Tuesday morning at nine
o'clock, when the first business session was held. The Delta Sigma
words were used in the opening observance. Wilhelmina Hedde, last
year's president of Theta, gave the welcome and the Grand President,
Mrs. Stewart, replied with Theta's motto. Just to look around the
room at Bowman Hall and see so many girls, all interested in the
same organization, seeking knowledge whereby to better that organiza-
tion, was very impressive. Tuesday evening, the beautiful reception
rooms of Rector H a l l were decorated with jacqueminot roses, for the
reception given by Alpha Omicron Pi, to the people of Greencastle
and the faculty and students of De Pauw. Since this was the first
convention ever held in Greencastle, there was much interest shown
by the town's people and it was interesting to meet them in this
social way. During the evening, Mrs. Frank Weber, harpist, and
Miss Ruth Murphy, violinist, from Indianapolis, furnished music.
After the guests had gone, we lingered near the piano and sang the
many Alpha O songs, which we love best. Just as we were to
retire, we heard singing from outside and learned that it was a group
of the summer students who had gathered to serenade us. As they
walked away singing, the faint harmony could be heard of Good-
night, Ladies. I t was one of the many pretty and appreciated mo-
ments of Convention.

The weather man turned on f u l l steam for the next day, and our
business sessions were held under the great disadvantage of extreme
heat. Mrs. C. A. Kelley, mother of two Theta's, opened her house
and grounds to us for a garden party in the afternoon. Here was our
best imitation of war. The "machine gun" cameras certainly made
a raid on foe and friend, with consistent and scrutinizing fire. We
"were taken" in groups, as individuals, and even in sections, since
many of the returned proofs show some minus heads and arms. But
such is war! I n the evening, was held the most impressive ceremony
one can imagine. The model initiation, pledge ritual, and formal
chapter services were given. Every detail for the occasion was carried
out in the most effective manner. How fine it would have been had
each member of Alpha Omicron Pi seen this evening's work! Not a
hurried word or act, but sincere reverence was emphasized through-
out. After this, the memorial service for the Alpha Omicron Pi
sisters, who have died during the past two years, was conducted by
Mrs. Bickley. As each name was read, a member of the chapter went
to the altar and placed a rose in the ribbon band, thus gradually form-
ing "the sheaf of memory." A short prayer was offered, and at the
close, a beautiful hymn was sung by two of the members. The

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pictures of these dear sisters were shown after the ceremony, and
somehow it did not seem that they were gone, but only absent. We
missed them and sympathized deeply with their loved ones at home.

Thursday was one "busy day" at business. First, articles were
put in and then taken out, but finally the worn-out expression of " I
move it be referred to the Committee on Amendments," came to the
rescue of the discussion. Poor Committee on Amendments! From
half after four to half after five in the afternoon, the fraternity held
an open meeting, when Miss Boyd of Chicago was the speaker. Our
dear Mrs. Perry also gave us a very interesting talk on stories for
children. The meeting was very interesting and well attended, not
only by the fraternity but by the town's people. The program for the
evening was to include the vaudeville and song contest in high school
auditorium. As is K ially true, the vaudeville varied from the serious
to the ridiculous. However, each chapter did something, whethei
it was previously prepared or impromptu. Kappa and N u Kappa in
their Mr. Eggnody and His Congregation were straight from the
blackest of black settlements. Sweet "Mary Jane" and her lover, with
their pantomime love affair, was a clever stroke by Pi. Omicron made
a hit with her song stunt, in which the chapter needs were related.
"The Duo" from Dixie, with Cardia Medium proved to us that there
are some people who know more about us than ourselves. The garb
of dignity was put aside when some of our austere officers from Sigma,
Eta, and Zeta reproduced a scene from The Red Lantern. The
reason being the close fit of costume. Our baby chapter, Omega, typi-
fied their rank by a wheelbarrow parade in nursery attire. Rho's stunt
was a representation of the graduation exercises in which their seniors
took part. Beta Phi, equipped with a trunk of costumes, depicted
very truly the college band, the grind, and the professor. The circus
manager from Delta and his elaborate and many talented "Snow-
flake" and "Shadow" from Gamma amazed, i f not entertained, the
audience. Theta gave a very clever and original playette, The Knave
of Hearts. I t was written by a freshman girl and while it was being
read to the audience, three other members of' the chapter interpreted
it. On account of the excellence of all the stunts, the judges decided
the prize should go to the orchestra, which consisted of the celebrated
personage, Eveline Snow, from Gamma Chapter. The prize was a
huge watermelon, which was later consumed by entire audience and
troupe. The hour was very late when the vaudeville closed, and so
the song stunts had to be omitted, but they were frequently sung at
intermissions between the business sessions and social events. A
printed slip of all the songs was given to each delegate. The song

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committee has taken charge of all entered songs and will make an
announcement soon.

Friday found us working hard over fraternity matters until seven
in the evening. A t eight the banquet was held in Rector H a l l dining-
room. There were over three hundred in attendance, and it was won-
derful to realize that so many Alpha O's had been together for
four days. Mrs. C. C. Forest of Elwood was toastmistress and led
us in the spirit of our last big social gathering. Each impromptu
speaker expressed how the convention had been a great success, and
we only regretted that all A O I I girls could not have been with us.
Mrs. Stella S. Perry presented the Jessie Wallace Hughan cup. which
is to be given at Convention time as a reward to any chapter, which,
from its records and upon the opinion of the Executive Committee,
shall have been the chapter which has entered most into the college
activities and welfare service. The cup this year went to Pi Chapter
and Delta received honorable mention.

A l l during the Convention, two of the upper rooms in the Bowman
Building were occupied by the very attractively arranged historical
exhibit. Many girls ran up there every chance they could, because
each chapter had so many interesting and unique ideas and phases
of its local life displayed. Mrs. Perry has done splendid work in
collecting this material and it should mean much to our fraternity
history.

Amid the "thank you's" to Theta and the "goodbyes" to old
friends, Saturday morning slipped away and before noon we had
started back to our own homes, so happy to have been a part of the
great meeting in Greencastle, and filled with enthusiasm to make our
own units better.

NOTICE THE CHANGES IN THE CALENDAR.
BEWARE OF THE FINES FOR LATE
L E T T E R S AND REPORTS.

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TOAST LIST AT BANQUET IN RECTOR HALL

J U N E 27, 1919

TOASTS
Toastmistress

MRS. EDNA MCCLURE FORREST

The Rule Mrs. Stella Stern Perry

The Sword Mrs. Lillian M . McCausland

The Ladder Mrs. Isabelle Henderson Stewart

The Light Mrs. Merva D. Hennings

Chapter Toasts

Alpha Omicron Pi Hymn

ALPHA OMICRON PI HYMN

CHARLOTTE M. HALL

(Upsilon '17)
Faithful bond of friendship!

Glorious tie of love!
Our hearts by thee are kindled,

Drawn near the Great Above.

Jacqueminot, thy fragrance
Breathes a trust secure;

Inflames our longing spirits
Unto a life more pure.

May thy name, O Alpha!
Fair and spotless be;

Heads up, we'll march breast forward
For our Fraternity.

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NATIONAL OFFICERS

Miss Rochelle R. Gachet. Vice-president Mrs. G. H. Perry. Grand Hittori ::::
Mrs. B. F . Stewart. Jr.. Panhellen
Mrs. R. S. Marx, Extension Officer
Delegate
Miss Lucy R. Somervillc, Examining Mrs. E . J . MacPhie. Editor of To Dragma
Officer



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A MESSAGE FROM T H E VICE-PRESIDENT

R O C H E L L E RODD GACHET

A L L alumna? will recall the feeling, excited, perhaps a bit shivery,
with which, college days over, you made your big plunge into
"real life." Alpha Omicron Pi has now arrived at a similar momen-
tous step. During the past years this fraternity of ours has been
growing steadily and normally, and now, of healthy grown-up
stature, strong within ourselves, the time has come when we feel our
main interest should be no longer the enjoyable development of our-
selves. Our strength and resources are now great enough for us to
step out into other fields and there give to others from the abundance
we have built up for ourselves. The choosing of a life-work is a
serious thing, and happy the person whose first choice is never changed
nor regretted. Alpha Omicron Pi is soon to make a first choice of a
life-work. Won't each of you give of your best toward making this
choice the final and happy one? We, now members of Alpha O,
should all feel most fortunate i n that we are of those who can guide
and lead Alpha Omicron Pi in this important moment of her history.

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OPPORTUNITIES F O R SOCIAL WORKERS

O N Thursday afternoon of the Convention week, Miss Neva L.
Boyd spoke to the delegates and guests about the splendid
opportunities for college women in the field of social service work.
I t was a great benefit to have a person outside the fraternity come
to us when we were gathered from all parts of the country. She
was so broad in her views and told us in such an interesting manner
of her various experiences in training women for welfare workers,
that we hope we shall always be able to have a speaker at future
Conventions.

She said that all social welfare work training should be divided
under the following heads: Settlement work, which includes the
domestic science teacher, the assistant to head worker, the club and
class organizer or leader, boys' club worker, general executives, and
case workers; the probation officer, who follows up the local court
cases; the Juvenile Protective Association, under whose care come
the children's court cases and the investigating of the immoral condi-
tions of the locality; the family and church visitor and teacher, who
can do much in Americanizing our foreign population ; the factory
inspector, who must know the child labor laws, as well as all the
other factory laws and labor conditions; and last, but by no means
least, the recreation leader, who supervises playgrounds, physical
culture, games, and trades.

Miss Boyd also told of the great need for volunteers in social wel-
fare, and that everyone should have some instruction in the particular
line of work in which one is interested, because all welfare work is
being systematized and becoming more general and important.

Miss Boyd is the staff instructor and Supervisor of Field Work in
recreation at the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy. She
has charge of the story telling classes and children's dramatics, as
well as of instruction in handwork of making mechanical playthings
and raffia. She loves children and it is no wonder that she has
gained great success as a teacher of child study and of the psychology
of play. With her charming personality, she easily persuades her
listeners that they should enter into one of these phases of social
work. There are so many calls for trained workers in these various
fields that they cannot be supplied. Women with college experiences,
surely have a great advantage over others in this field, and i f any of
the readers wish to learn more about this work, Miss Boyd is always
ready to give information and advice.

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STORIES FOR CHILDREN

A FTER Miss Boyd's talk there was still another treat when
Mrs. Stella S. Perry, one of the founders of Alpha Omicron
Pi, told briefly her ideas of stories for children. She read a very
charming note from a youthful admirer who wishes also to become an
author. It showed that Mrs. Perry must make her books very real
and interesting.

Mrs. Perry said that very few parents have the proper interest in
the literature read by their children. At Christmas time, especially,
many books are sold and read, when they do more harm than good,
because they are selected in haste, or from a saleswoman who has
never read more than five good books in her life and who knows noth-
ing about children at their various ages, and moreover, she has
probably been taken, the last minute, from the dull, unpatronized
kitchen-ware department to assist in the selection of books. Then we
wonder how the child ever had such ideas. Parents should see that
the books have a good pure thought and real characters.

Among the most popular of Mrs. Perry's latest books are Engle of
Christinas and Girls' Nest. I n the Fehruary number of St. Niche/as
Mrs. Perry has a very fine story.

TRIOLET ,
Mary made an angel cake
For her darling Charley's sake,
For his dear sake.
Charley ate it every crumb.
Then he heard the angel's drum,

Calling softly, "Charley come,"
» And Charley went.—Cornell IVitiow.

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RESOLUTIONS IN MEMORY OF THOSE SISTERS IX ALPHA OMICRON PI
WHO DIED DURING T H E YEARS 1915-1919

W H E R E A S , Providence has decreed that these years should see the

passing on of some of our sweetest sisters, and
W H E R E A S , we have lost from among us the following sisters:

Helen Grevenberg, Pi

Jessie Ashley, Nu
Mabel Elizabeth Shaw, N u
Edith Caulkins, Omicron

Kathleen M . Douthat, Omicron

Alvina C. Zumwinkle, Zeta
Lula King Bigelow (Mrs. C. G.), Zeta

Gertrude B . Day, Sigma .
Marian Bachman Winterer (Mrs. H. K . ) , Sigma
Claudia Massie Lawton (Mrs. Oswald), Sigma
Myrtle Anderson, Sigma
Marguerite Bennett, Theta

Gladys Whitaker McCracken (Mrs. Edwin), Theta

Mildred Emerson, Delta

Gladys Evelyn Treat, Gamma
Florence Brown Markle (Mrs. B. C ) , Gamma

Bertha Yerke, Epsilon

Mabel Starkweather DeForest (Mrs. W. K . ) , Epsilon

Ruth Crippen Hakes (Mrs. B. B . ) , Lambda

Elizabeth Raymond, Tau

Margaret Nehrlich Pickett (Mrs. R. C ) . Eta

Ursula C. Hodgskiss, Alpha Phi

B E IT RESOLVED, That in memory of those loving souls and fond

friends who have passed to Eternal Life, we strive to keep close to our
hearts the love that endureth beyond all time and circumstance.

M E R V A D . H E N X I N G S . Rh*

IRMA G R E E N E W A L T , Epsilon

A Z A L E A L I N F I E L D . Alpha Phi.

R esol ution Co m mit tee.

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/ R E P O R T O F T H E G R A N D H I S T O R I A N A I*1

STELLA GEORGE STERN PERRY

r T " s H E report of the Grand Historian to the Convention of 1919
I A/shows the need of both an adequate established History, bound

cheaply in pamphlet form, and a growing History, bound only with
staples to allow for yearly additions, both of which can be held as
ready reference in each chapter. I t has been proposed to cover the
field of work in the established History by the successive publication
of chapters in To DRAGMA, which will cover the Early History, The
First Period of Growth, The Period of Organization, The Second
Period of Growth, and finally The Period of New Idealism. The
growing History will cover the history of each chapter as well as the
yearly events of the future.

This report has been referred to the Executive Committee and in
all probability the work on the History will advance rapidly within
the next two years.

The report closes with the following vital message:
"We have just gone through a period in the world's history that
tried the souls of organizations as well as of men, women, and na-
tions. Alpha Omicron Pi has stood the test. The record of our
services in the crisis just passed is the only record with which we
could be satisfied—every chapter, every individual gave all she had
to give. No one who has seen Alpha Omicron Pi grow from its
infancy could look upon its record at this time without a pang of
joy poignant to the point of tears. But that is just what we expected
of ourselves and no more than we must have expected.
"The real test of what these trying times have done to us, the acid
test of our worth, is in the years immediately before us. I t lies, as
all real tests must lie, in our relation to our daily normal life and not
to the great moments or even the great years of high fervor. The
world has changed since our last meeting. How are we to keep
abreast of it? These are large times and in them no little thing can
survive. Here is a world calling for stalwart devotions in tremen-
dous services. Here is a body of hundreds of picked young women,
the very hope of the future. Let them f u l f i l l that hope. Rushing
cannot now be the big interest of any chapter. Exclusiveness and
aloofness are not only hateful to us now as they have always been,
they are impossible. Every day, every hour in the life of your col-
lege, of your community calls to you saying, "What have you to give
me, to my problems? What is your worth today? Are you on fire

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with the knowledge that your own particular motto is the only thing
that can save the world? Have you measured up to it?"

" I have called the last part of my History plan, The New Idealism.
That is prophecy, I am that sure of you. From this moment on we
must and shall face life in a greater, sweeter, fuller, richer and yet
more truly joyous way, feeling our humility as persons and our tre-
mendous and important responsibilities as forces. Any chapter that
shirks its part in the reconstructive labors for the world's health is
making the great refusal. But no chapter will make it.

"As in the higher, so in the less. Anyone who has seen the whole
earth red with blood from veins of youth and has meditated on the
thought that it is impossible to distinguish, as it floods the trenches,
from whose veins it fell for the universal cause of righteousness, can-
not f a i l to be true to our standards of democracy, to hold fast to
Alpha Omicron Pi's initial declaration that no question of place or
religion or money or any little thing can ever matter to our breadth
of love. No one can judge by inch rules, or any trivial valuations
now, and be worthy to endure.

"We have long held in our hearts the very torch of the future. Let

our light shine."

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SIDE REMARKS A N D T A B L E SONGS A T
CONVENTION

Nonfraternity girl looking at Evelyn Allen's pledge pin (the sheaf
of wheat) : What did you do this summer?

Evelyn: I was a farmerette.
Nonfrat girl: Oh, and they gave you that pin as reward? How-
cute I

Girls discussing fraternity jewelry (overheard but heeded) :
First Girl: What do you think of having a crest and using it as a
guard pin? I know I don't want it.
Second Girl: I say so, too. It reminds me of a string on a man's
hat.
First Girl: More like a tourist. I say.

Another blow at extension of jewelry designs.
First Girl: What do you think about having hat pins, finger rings,
shoe buckles, and bracelets of crest designs, Miss C—?
Second Girl: Oh, I'm not particular, but we're old enough to put
away childish things, or at least we strive to in Alpha Omicron Pi.

Ain't she neat, Ha ! Ha ! Sweet H a ! Ha !
Dainty and fair.
She's a Jim Dandy, the girls all declare.
She's a high, rolling, rollicking swell
Here's to (supply name), now don't she look well?

They say (supply name), she ain't got no style
Got style,-all the while, got style all the while.
They say (supply name), she ain't got no style
Got style, all the while, all the while.

We'll have daughters and daughters and daughters
And they'll all go A O I I ,
And daughters and daughters and daughters
And they'll all go A O II
And i f they look another way
We'll take them on our knee
And we'll spank 'em and spank 'em and spank 'em
And make them go A O II.

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REPORT O F WAR-WORK COMMITTEE

L I L L I A N M C C A U S L A N D , Chairman

B EFORE making this report, I wish to state frankly that in my
youth I attended a German school, where only German was
spoken, that I am supposed to speak the language as well as my native-
tongue, that I knew intimately the customs of the country, that I was
taught to believe in the might, power, and unfailing right of Ger-
many, that I believed that the placing on the Brandenburger Thor
of the decoration captured from the French was the crowning act of
glory in the winning of the Franco-Prussian war. I knew that
Wilhelm I I was not the Emperor of Germany but the German
Emperor and King of Prussia. I knew the literature and art of the
country, and after leaving school, kept in touch with the advancement
of scientific discoveries. I n other words, I believed the Germans a
quiet, gentle, studious nation. I was predisposed i n their favor.
When war was declared I was astounded, and when the advance was
made on Belgium I was appalled. A t that time I saw one of the
early productions of the Battle Cry of Peace and was so impressed
that I made a remark that was much quoted to me afterwards: " I ' d
like to have a hall and have every millionaire i n this country i n it,
and show them that film. I , for one, am going to learn to shoot."

Even then, the war seemed more or less vague, far away, and im-
personal. But almost at once, it came nearer to me and was very
real. I was asked to collaborate in the translation of some letters,
written by people in Belgium to an acquaintance of mine, who had
lived there for eighteen years. They were very personal and intimate,
the sort of letters that you receive from your best friends. They
gave the truest picture of the German invasion that it is possible to
have known. They told how troops entered homes, how they killed
the writer's chauffeur by pulling out his lungs with an automobile
hook, how they tortured the cure' of the village for no fault at all.
how they herded all the men for a considerable radius in the public
square and shot them. One of the letters was from a man whose
wife went down on the Lusitania. Although it was before America
entered the war, we did not dare to publish certain parts of these
letters.

When the Americans entered the lists, we all responded. Our
youth went across; all the reserves of .the world were out. We who
were left behind had work to do. just as vital and necessary as that
which the boys were doing in the trenches, on the sea, in the air. We
had to send aid. The call came and our fraternity responded. Our

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original idea was to send an ambulance, but before the necessary funds-
were raised the armistice was signed. Then came the real work of
the war—the rebuilding of a ruined world. Our funds went into a
section in the Chateau Thierry district where I knew the workers and
where the need was great. The fund was raised almost entirely by
comparatively small individual subscriptions, but amounted in the
end to $2,050. I t helped to build homes for the homeless, to buy
farming tools to enable the people to cultivate their fields which had
been so cruelly laid waste by the invading Huns.

It has done a permanent work that will always be an inspiration to
every one of us. And just here I want to bring out one more feature.
We have done a great work and we have done it together. The girl
on the mid-western farm has sent her bit, the eastern teacher has sent
hers, the girl from the Pacific coast has contributed, side by side with
her southern sister. And do not let it stop here. For years I had
hoped for concerted alumna; work; I had thought and thought in
vain for something which would appeal equally to our girls, no matter
where they were situated geographically. Then the war settled it
all. I t came with the universal appeal. We responded, "got to-
gether," and put it "over the top." Let us keep together and use
this fine spirit for the betterment of our fraternity. I t is too won-
derful a thing to lose. Let us unite i n some big, worthwhile alumna1
work and make it a national movement.

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A O II N A T I O N A L A L U M N A E W O R K

W R O C H E L L E RODD G A C H E T , Chairman
H E N I was a child I remember often hoping very hard that I
would never have to live through a war. For though battlefield
horrors were lightened by stirring tales of deeds of heroism, these had
been for always offset in my mind by the real horrors and unhappiness
of reconstruction days as these had been known in my own Southland.

We are now living through reconstruction days, entirely different
in character from these former ones, but equally fraught with possi-
bilities of horror and unhappiness. To us individually, and to us as
a fraternity, the duty comes of keeping clear our ideals, of keeping
these so clear that they will free us from harrowing uncertainties,
and compel us to consciously assume our definite share in leading the
world into better and surer ways of peace. Alpha Omicron Pi in
planning to adopt a definite form of National Alumnae Work is
planning to undertake her share of the work of reconstruction days.

Our minds have been broadened by the wide contacts of these war
days, and we would never be content now with a work, however
worthy, that was in any way selfish or narrow in character. Nor
should any element of narrowness be allowed to enter into the choos-
ing of this work. However strong the committee into whose hands
the details of this choosing have been intrusted, each and every Alpha
O should feel it is an individual question for her. I t she has any
ideas formed on this subject, she should share these with the com-
mittee. I f she has as yet given the matter no thought, she should
begin at once to do so. For this seeking out where best we may serve
is not rightly the work of a committee, for to be truly our National
Alumnae Work, we must adopt—and we should seek and find—it
nationally.

At the convention in June it was voted to have the new constitution
printed in sufficient quantity so that every member of Alpha Omicron
Pi should receive a copy. The Committee on Alumnae Work is plan-
ning to use and expand this opportunity to come in touch with every
alumna. To DRAGMA is the one surest way for an alumna to keep
in touch with her fraternity. And keeping in touch with her fra-
ternity is the first step in having an interest and bearing a part in any
work of the fraternity. So the committee wants especially to reach
the alumna: through To DRAGMA. AS the next issue of To DRAGMA
is to feature those matters of special alumnae interest, the committee
is working up a plan by which not only the new constitution but this
copy of the magazine will be mailed to every alumna. The chapters

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will hear further from the committee as to this plan. Some definite
suggestions for Alumnae Work will be ready by November and pre-
sented in To DRAGMA, so that i f the hopes of the committee are
realized, every girl wearing our symbol—North, South, East, and
West—will equally have a chance to know and an opportunity to
share in the decision as to that work best expressing Alpha Omicron
Pi

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N E W POEMS A N D SONGS

MESSAGE OF T H E ROSE
The fragrance of the rose
Softly is borne on the air.
Jacqueminot rose teaches freely gifts to share;
Service, hope and love to the world about us we give,
Thus thy dear spirit, Alpha O, shall ever live.

Words, A N N E T T E M A C K N I G H T , Delta, ' 1 4 .
Music, M A R I O N J A M E S O N , Delta, ' 1 6 .

SPELLING SONG
There are frats and jolly frats
In this great country wide
But the best of them all to you
Now I will confide;
For she stands for loyalty, spirit true, and love ;
Let your song ring clear and strong
To skies above.

Chorus Delta. '16.

A - L - P - H - A starts the run
O-M-I-C-R-O-N Omicron is done;
P-I, you and I, and the others reply
You've done the best ever
When you spell A O n.

Words and music. M A D E L I E N E J E F F E R S .

OUR FLAG
() Flag, our Flag, we have seen you in the morning,
In the laughter of the sunlight, in the beauty of the dawn,
With your blue field like the azure of the sky that bends above us.
And your stripes the glorious symbol of our soul that marches. o n -
Blended peace and fire and vision—mighty soul that marches on.

O Flag, our Flag, we have seen you at the noon-tide,
In the wonder of man's worktime, in the din of crowded marts.
Then you seem to be the struggle, be yourself the shame and sorrow
Speak yourself of unfulfillment and the pain of human hearts—
Feel their failure and their triumph—O thou flag of human hearts



•t

TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI J7

() Flag, our Flag, we have seen you in the twilight,
When the purple shadows deepen and the crimson fades to gray ;
Then your colors seem the spirit of your people homeward turning—•
Happy millions of your people, weary at the close of day—
You their flag of home and comfort and sweet rest at close of day.

0 Flag, our Flag, we have made you with our toiling,

With our song and fear, our sorrow, and the faith of high endeavor.

We have made you and shall make you, weaving on through all the

ages,
Weaving brotherhood and freedom and the joy of life forever,
Weaving courage strong, and vision in your Stars and Stripes forever.

L O R N A T A S K E R , Delta ' 1 9

28 TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI

N A T I O N A L C O M M I T T E E S , 1919-1920

COMMITTEE ON ALUMN.« WORK (By

Rochelle Cachet, I I , Grand Vice-president, Chairman

laws, Art. I V , 2a)
Carolyn Dorr, P
Carolyn Pulling, A
Charlotte Hall Uhls, Y

COMMITTEE ON FINANXE Chairman (By-laws Art

Viola Gray, Z , Grand Treasurer,

I V , 2b)
Linda Best Terry, K
Margaret Dudley, 2

COMMITTEE ON FRATERNITY ORGANIZATION

Edith Dietz, A, Chairman
Rest of Superintendents (By-laws, Art. I V , 2c)

COMMITTEE ON VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE

Mary Danielson, A * , Chairman
Velda Bamesberger, I
Joanna Colcord, T

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS

Lucy Somerville, K, Chairman (By-laws, Art. I V , 2e)

Clare Graeffe, E, (E. Atlantic District)

Mary Anna Landy, O (Southern District)
Irene Newman DeWolf, G ( N . E. Central District)

Lucille Curtis, A (Pacific District)
Jennie Piper, Z ( N . W. Central District)

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS

Josephine Pratt, A, Chairman
Theodora Sumner, I I
Eva Alia Marty, 2

SPECIAL COMMITTEES

Song
Mae Knight Siddell, 2, Chairman
Margaret Vaughan, N K
Evaline Snow, V
Ritual
Lucretia Jordan Bickley, O, Chairman
Stella George Stem Perry, A
Marion Cothren, N

TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI J1'

REPORT OF THE EXAMINING OFFICER

L U C Y R. S O M E R V I L L E

A S some of the examination papers were not in until June, you
can understand why it was impossible to have any notice of the
grades in the May number of T o D R A G M A . The District Examiners,
Helen L. Schrack, North Atlantic, Mary Annie Landy, Southern,
Melita Skillen, North East Central, Doris Scroggin Schumacher,
North West Central, and Lucile Rose Curtis, Pacific, graded the
papers according to a definite scale of values for the questions. The
grades are slightly lower than in 1918.

Chapter averages were reported as follows:

Phi 9 1 % Zeta 84.6%
Lambda 90.48% Upsilon 82%

Tau 90.47^ Omega 81.2%
Pi 88% Epsilon 81%
Nu Kappa Delta
Alpha Phi 87.6% Beta Phi 80.72%
Eta 87% 79%
Iota
86.66% 78.5%
77.13%
Rho 86.33% Psi
76%
Kappa 86.33% Sigma 72.4%
67.5%
Omicron 85% •Nu 66.96%

Nu Omicron 84.7% Theta

Chi 84.69% Gamma

• A l l the members of Nu did not take the examination.

30 TO PRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI

FRATERNITY EXAMINATIONS

LUCY R. SOMERVILLE

Chairman of the Committee on Examinations

W H E N I wrote the report of the Examining Officer for Con-
vention, I thought my valedictory message had been sent, but
apparently not. We are to have a Committee on Examinations, how-
ever, that will share the work and furnish ideas for the future. A
number of regulations relating to examinations were passed by Con-
vention; one requires the giving of a course of study "upon frater-
nity and related topics," and it was voted that each chapter should
have a by-law requiring pledges to be familiar with fraternity facts
and history before initiation, also that each chapter should devote
some portion of its time to study and discussion of fraternity history
and development and interfraternity and collegiate questions. Un-
fortunately I was not at Convention and so did not have the oppor-
tunity of hearing the discussion that must have accompanied the
passage of these resolutions; i f any of you have ideas and opinions
on this subject, please tell me what they are. There is one point
that I have expressed before, but which will bear repetition, that the
object of fraternity examinations is not to give low grades to members
and chapters but to insure a minimum of fraternity knowledge on the
part of each member. The responsibility for the chapter's record
rests upon each individual member alone.

Examinations are ordinarily a dire and forbidding topic, but two
years' association with your examinations has brought out a lighter
and more friendly side. Examinations are one of the bonds of
union between us all. I n the future on examination day, serve tea
and make it a gala occasion, not a day of mourning, and be prepared
to make a hundred!

TO PRAGMA OR ALPHA OMICRON PI 31

PHI BETA KAPPAS

During Last Txvo Years

Pi, Magda Chalaron, '18

O M I C R O N (Phi Kappa Phi)
Martha I-ou Jones, '18
Dorothy Nolan, '18
Johnetta Bruce, '19

KAPPA

Bernice Palfrey, '18
Helen Scott, '18

ZETA

Edna Hathaway, '18
Greta Nunemaker, '18
Esther Murphy, '19

SIGMA

Bernice Hubbard, '18
Virginia Cook, '20

THF.TA

Margaret Douthit, '18

DELTA

Ethel Richardson, '19

G A M M A , (gives seven Phi Kappa Phis for past four years, but gives

no names or years)

EPSILON, (three Phi Beta Kappas, given under same condition as

above)

R H O , Margaret Ariess, '19
I O T A , May Brady, '19

Frances Fowler, '19
T A U , Ruth O'Brien, '18

Alma G. Boehme, '18
C m , Gertrude H a l l , '19

Ina Miller, '19
U P S I I . O N , Ruth Lusby, '18

N i K A P P A Hionor society petitioning Phi Beta Kappa)

Louise Pendleton, '18
O M E G A , One (name not given)

Sixteen chapters, twenty-two listed as of last two years, Epsilon
and Gamma not listed by class. Eta and Lambda not considered, due
to absence of reports.

32 TO PRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICROX PI

ALPHA OMICRON PI CALENDAR
1919-1920

PEACE ANTHEM
H a i l ! thou great Song of Peace

Nations are singing!
Out from the war-swept years,
Up from the vale of tears,

We hear it ringing.
Joyous the clarion call!
O h ! may the God of all

Bless what it's bringing!

OCTOBER
October 1st—Corresponding secretary send scholarship report to
her District Superintendent.
October 3rd—'Reports of corresponding secretary and treasurer must
be mailed upon this date to the Grand Secretary.
October 27th—Alumna; advisers send report to District Superinten-
dents.
October 28th—Tau's birthday.
Fraternity Memorandum:

NOVEMBER
Have a meeting this month for study of revised Constitution and
affairs of college interest.
November 1st—Chapter Panhellenic delegate send report to National
Panhellenic Delegate.
November 3rd—Reports of corresponding secretary and treasurer
must be mailed upon this date to Grand Secretary.
November 5th—Lambda's birthday.
November 10th—Treasurer send Grand Council dues to Grand
Treasurer.
Fraternity Memorandum:

DECEMBER
Plan to make Christmas cheery for others.
December 3rd—Reports of corresponding secretary and treasurer
must be mailed upon this date to the Grand Secretary.
December 8 t h — F O U N D E R S ' D A Y . (Have alumna: celebrate with
you. Secure new Life Subscriptions for "To Dragma.")
December 19th—Chi's birthday.
December 20th—Chapter editor send letter for February "To Drag-
ma." Alumna; chapters take notice. •
December 26th—Nu's birthday.
December 27th—Alumna; advisers send report to District Superin-
tendent.
Fraternity Memorandum:

TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI 33

H a i l ! fruitful years of Peace
Spreading before us!

Right has prevailed at last,
Fighting and bloodshed passed.

Truth will restore us!
Love must Man's deeds forestall;
Oh ! may the God of all

Point the way for us!

JANUARY

When making New Year resolutions, remember the fraternity. See
that each member of the chapter is in some college activity. Start a
chapter scrapbook with pictures of members and records, etc. Sen-
iors, use your Christmas money for Life Subscriptions to "To Dragma."

January 3rd—Reports of corresponding secretary and treasurer must
be mailed upon this date to the Grand Secretary.

January 4th—Omega's birthday.

January 20th—Eta's birthday.
Prepare for fraternity examinations.
Fraternity Memorandum:

FEBRUARY

Begin work on the revised chapter directory, Corresponding Secre-
tary. Alumna; take notice.

Fraternity examinations will be held between February 1st and May
1st.

February 3rd—Reports of corresponding secretary and treasurer
must be mailed upon this date to the Grand Secretary.

February 6th—Sigma's birthday.
February 23rd—Alpha Phi's birthday.

February 27th—Alumnae advisers send their reports to District
Superintendents.

February 27th—Iota's birthday.
Fraternity Memorandum:

MARCH

March 1st—Corresponding secretary send revised directory of the
chapter to the Grand President, Grand Secretary, and Business Man-
ager of "To Dragma."

March 3rd—Reports of corresponding secretary and treasurer must
be mailed on this date to Grand Secretary.

March 25th—Chapter editors send letter for the May issue of "To
Dragma." Alumnas chapters take notice.
Fraternity Memorandum:

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Home-coming battle flags Flag.
Herald war's ending;

Honor to heroes slain!
Welcome with loud acclaim

Victors unbending,
True to their Country's call!
O h ! may the god of all

Send Grace commending!

CLARA ENDICOTT SEARS.

Author of The Unfurling of the

APRIL

April 1st—Corresponding secretary send scholarship report to her
District Superintendent.

April 3rd—Reports of corresponding secretary and treasurer must
be mailed on this date to the Grand Secretary.

April 13th—Kappa's birthday.
April 14th—Omicron's birthday.
April 16th—Gamma's birthday.
April 23rd—Epsilon's birthday.

April 27th—Alumnae advisers send their reports to District Super-
intendent.

April 28th—Nu Omicron's birthday.
Fraternity Memorandum:

MAY

May 1st—Election of chapter officers, including alumnae adviser
(who is also your Grand Council member). Chapter Panhellenic dele-
gate send report to National Panhellenic Delegate.

May 3rd—Reports of corresponding secretary and treasurer must be
mailed on this date to Grand Secretary.

May 4th—Phi's birthday.

May 15th—Annual report for the Executive Committee from the ac-
tive and alumnae chapters due the Grand Secretary. This includes
chapter by-laws, list of officers for 1920-1921. Corresponding secretary
prepares report. A l l committees and district superintendents and na-
tional officers report to Executive Committee.
Fraternity Memorandum:

JUNE

June 3rd—Beta Phi's birthday.

June 3rd—Reports of corresponding secretary and treasurer must be
mailed on this date to Grand Secretary.

June 5th—Zeta's birthday.
June 11th—Rho's birthday.

Before commencement, be sure that your books are in order. Sen-
iors, see that the new officers thoroughly understand their duties.

TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI 35

June 12th—Chapter business managers, see that you have as many
subscriptions to the fraternity magazine as is possible to obtain from
the seniors as well as from the other members.

June 27th—Alumnas advisers send their report to District Superin-
tendent.

Fraternity Memorandum:

JULY

New officers see that all names and addresses are correct for the
September directory and send all changes to the Grand Secretary. This
includes the new addresses of the recent graduates who may change
address in their new occupations.

July 25th—During the present Editor's term of office there will be
chapter notes O N L Y for the September number of the magazine. Ac-
tice and alumnae editors take notice. A l l material for the September
issue must be in the hands of the Editor by July 30th.
Fraternity Memorandum:

AUGUST.
August 23rd—Theta's birthday.
T r y to interest young women from preparatory schools to attend
some college, and give assistance as how to find out information about
entrance.

SEPTEMBER.
September 3rd—(For colleges in session.) Reports of the corre-
sponding secretary and treasurer must be mailed on this date to the
Grand Secretary.
September 8th—Pi's birthday.
September 18th—Upsilon's birthday.
September 25th—Chapter editors send letter for the November issue
of "To Dragma," unless Editor has sent other notice. Alumnae chap-
ters take notice.
September 25th—Nu Kappa's birthday.
Fraternity Memorandum:

3 6 TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRIROONN PI f,

EDITORIALS

N EE W O F F I C E R S

f f "D Y their acts, ye shall know them." Yes, the, officers, who have
- U just turned over their duties, have a deep place in hearts of all

Alpha Omicron Pi women,-because their endeavors, ideals, and achieve-
ments have been more than commendable. By their efforts the fra-
ternity has developed and met the needs of the hour. Now, the new
officers are busy at work, not only carrying on the principles of their
predecessors, but are using their ability to make the fraternity better,
as well as to broaden its viewpoint and to meet the demands of the
world at large. With the cooperation of every member, the frater-
nity can still make progress, as it has in the past four years. The
delegates who had the pleasures and enthusiasm of Convention will
return to their chapters and the college year begins again. Let each
Alpha Omicron Pi member pledge her loyalty to do the task asked of
her, whether it is to be the heroine in the university drama, or to send
data to the grand officers.

TE N T R E A T Y A N D A P P R E C I A T I O N
H E new Editor starts her work with fear and trembling ( as dele-
gates at Convention can testify), but she feels deeply her re-
sponsibility and knows that with such splendid grand officers and the
support of the active and alumnae chapter editors, together with the
contributions and suggestions from the members of Alpha Omicron
Pi who are writers or interested in journalism, that we can continue
to make our magazine a success.

No word from the present Editor is adequate to praise the splendid
work done by her predecessor, who leaves a magazine well planned
and interesting, which has become a vital part of our organization.
May Mary Ellen have all the success possible i n her duties for the
coming year! To show her wonderful and untiring interest in her
work for her fraternity, she has promised to favor the readers of this
magazine with a story before many months.

T H E OFFICE OF BUSINESS MANAGER

W E are very sorry that June Kelly, Gamma, felt that she could
not accept her election as Business Manager of T o D R A G M A .
Mrs. Pulling has very kindly said she would continue her duties for
the time being, or at least until other arrangements could be made for
the position. Her work has been very confining, and yet she has

TO DRAGMA OF A LP LIA OMICRON PI 37

always done it in such an excellent manner that now the magazine is
about to be on a firm financial basis. I t will be a great service to
the fraternity i f she can be persuaded to hold the office another term.

FRATERNITY EXTENSION

TH E fraternity is greatly indebted to Viola Gray, who, for the
past four years, has done splendid work and used great care in
selecting new ground for chapters. Since last Convention, eight
active and ten alumnae chapters have been installed. By recent action
of the Executive Committee, charters have been granted Omaha and
Kansas City Alumnae.

IN A T I O N A L A L U M N A E W O R K
T has seemed very wise to give over at least a page in each issue
of T o D R A G M A to the reports, announcements, and articles on the
national work over which the Grand Vice-president, Rochelle Gachet,
has supervision. I t is a great step forward for the fraternity and
one which we hope will not only find the members more closely united
as undergraduates and alumnae, but may also prove that organized
groups of women may use their ability and energy for a world-wide
cause, irrespective of race, creed, locality, or interest.

Always look for the alumnae page, and i f there are any suggestions
the Vice-president will be more than glad to hear about them.

PAID POSITIONS I N FRATERNITIES

W O U L D that some chapter in Alpha Omicron Pi could find an
oil well under its chapter house! Then the women who give
so much time to the routine of affairs could receive salaries. At con-
vention, it was a great question of how much and how many salaries
could be paid. When the delegates realized that it has been a hard
struggle to assemble what few dollars we now have, and that we want
to start some national welfare work and to support scholarships, etc.,
it was found impossible to go down the list of positions and deter-
mine a sum. However, it is hoped that the chapters will see the
advisability of the Convention's decision, and by doing their share
carefully, help the ones who do the guiding, under heavy duties which
take much time and responsibility.

TS O N G S A T C O N V E N T I O N
H E call went forth last year for a singing Convention, and the
call was answered by real talent. There were some very fine
songs sung by various chapters at Convention and several new ones

38 TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI

were tried out. Two from Delta and one from Omicron proved very
popular and are worthy of special praise. I t will be but a few
months before Alpha Omicron Pi has a popular and harmonious
Songbook. Keep up the splendid work! Send in as many songs and
chapter parodies as you can.

PERSONAL CAMOUFLAGE

T H E war has introduced many new terms into our common every-
day speech and it has been the measure of revealing to us not
only those qualities that are strong and enduring in human nature,
but it has disclosed as well other elements that are not so worthy.
For instance, the term camouflage (the art of disguise) carried into
daily habits is not commendable, for it means deception. We can
but believe that the war has stripped away much that was unworthy
and artificial, and today the whole world is attempting to readjust
all human relations upon a basis of greater honesty. From early life
we stress too much the value of the artificial, superficial, and unreal.
Even little children learn from their elders to misrepresent or to
camouflage their purposes, and as we grow older, we see aspects of
this have grown dangerously popular, especially in commercial life.
I n the social realm, it is characterized by insincerity and unreality.
To try to be something one is not, to disguise the character in the
hope of gaining so-called social respectability, to play a role rather
than to live a life utterly real and natural, are widely prevalent
practices. Living beyond one's means might very properly be re-
garded as a form of camouflage, for it is an attempt to do that which
is unwarranted and harmful, yes, and dishonest.

The truth is sometimes hard to tell or hear, but by its shading or
camouflaging a character loses its value. The practice of camouflage
has no place in the finer paths of life. The commercial world, the
home, as well as our social relationships may seem to profit f o r a
time, but soon the truth seeks its level and the new wave of camouflage
gradually wears off the surface and it takes great work and assist-
ance to establish a new foundation for better living.

Whatever our act or thought, let it be known that at least the
college educated person, because of the advantages of careful guid-
ance and teaching, may detect the flaws in camouflage and resist all
its flattering appearances.

TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI 39

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The corrected Constitution will be sent to all chapters within a
short time. I t took a great deal of time and careful study by the
members of Grand Council, and now may each member avail herself
of the opportunity to know the law upon which the fraternity is
based. I f you wish to own a copy, write to the Grand Secretary
at once.

There is a new section, pertaining to the magazine, which states
that "the September issue shall contain a directory of officers and
committees. I n Convention year it shall contain a report of Conven-
tion and in alternate years a complete directory of members."

Life Subscription to T o D R A G M A will be raised to fifteen dollars
after November 1, 1919.

Notice the calendar and use it. The Editor suggests that the
complete calendar be detached from the magazine on perforated
lines, and month by month kept fastened together with current
month an top. Put this in a conspicuous place on your desk. This
applies especially to the office holders, both active and alumna?.

I f any member can secure an advertisement for the magazine,
please notify Mrs. A. C. Pulling, the Business Manager.

\

40 TO DRAG MA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI

To ACTIVE AND ALUMNAE CHAPTER EDITORS

1. Geographical Divisions for Chapter Letters
Pi, Zeta, Sigma, Theta, Rho, Lambda, Iota, Tau,
Upsilon, Nu Kappa, Beta Phi, E t a , Alpha Phi,
Omega.
Alumna? letters of San Francisco, Los Angeles, L i n -
coln, Chicago, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Minne-
apolis, Portland, Puget Sound, shall send all
chapter letters to Miss Elizabeth Hiestand, 1506
Fargo Ave., Chicago, 111.
Nu, Omicron, Kappa, Delta, Gamma, Epsilon. Chi,
Nu Omicron, Psi, Phi.
Alumna? letters of New York, Providence, Boston,
Bangor, Knoxville, Lynchburg, Washington, D .
C , Philadelphia, Dallas, shall send all articles to
Mrs. E . I . MacPhie, 49 Daniels St., Lowell, Mass.

2. Dates
Mail all letters to proper place on the twenty-fifth
of September, March, and July, and on the* twen-
tieth of December.

3. Paper and Arrangement
Head each sheet with name of chapter, the college,
and the date. Number papers. Leave an inch
margin on all sides.
Paper 8" x 11". Divide material as follows: Gen-
eral letter; general announcements; engagements,
marriages, births, deaths.

4. Fines
A new article has been added to Constitution as to
various fines. I t will be an expensive luxury to
be tardy with reports and chapter letters. Save
money by being on time!

TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI 41

During the coming year To DRAGMA will be issued

under the following titles:
September—Reports of Greencastle Convention
November—Alumna? Number
February—Chapter-houses and Finances
May—Social Service and Senior Number

READ CAREFULLY AND H E L P BY FOLLOWING

DIRECTIONS

I n order for these numbers to contain complete infor-
mation from each chapter {active and alumnae), it is
necessary that each chapter start at once to make a sur-
vey of its members and send in such material as will be
useful under the named heads, to the ones in charge.
This is besides the chapter letters.

For the November issue: Alumna? chapter editors,
please find out the opinions of your chapter as to a
National Alumna? Work at your first meeting and send
in a short article on the discussion to Rochelle Gachet,
Government Hotels Bldg. P-Q, Washington, D . C.

All alumna? interested in this subject, please send your
ideas to Miss Gachet as soon as possible.

For the February number, the active assistant editors
send direct to Editor-in-chief photograph of your chap-
ter-house or building in which chapter-room is located,
and send article about your chaperon or favorite faculty
hostess. Also, for this number, the active chapter trea-
surers send to Chairman of Finance Committee a report
of our system for financing your house (how you secured
permission from faculty to build), the amount spent on
rushing, method of assessments for running the chapter
and for entertainment. State in all cases the amount
of tuition.

For May number, active and alumnae chapter editors
send in direct to Editor-in-chief an account of your wel-
fare work done by the chapter during the preceding
year; secure articles from members working in settle-
ment or welfare houses.

42 TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI

Active chapter editors secure picture of the most
prominent senior and have article on her activities and
accomplishments.

PICTURES OF CONVENTION

Mrs. W. P . Bentley, 4607 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, Texas, has
charge of collecting and distributing of snapshots of the recent
convention. Please notify her i f you have any good films, or are
desirous of securing some of the pictures.

TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI 43

ALUMNAE NOTES

PI

CHANGE I N ADDRESS

Mrs. Thomas Carter (Alice Sandidge) has moved to 1706 Grand
Ave., Nashville, Tenn.

SIGMA

ENGAGEMENTS

Katherine Hubbard to Lewis Sweitzer, a Sigma Chi, University of
California.

Evalyn Homage to Benjamin Holt Drake.
Margaret Hurley writes enthusiastically of her work in a Y. M .
C. A. canteen at St. Nazaire, France.
Helen Slaughter is studying through the summer in the Y. W. C. A.
School in New York City. She will return about September to her
work in Tuscon, Ariz.
Marjorie Armstrong is acting as a Y. \V. C. A. Secretary at Eureka,
Cal.
Sigma Alumna: viewed with pride the dramatization of the Red
Lantern, one of our own Edith Wherry Muckelson's books, with
Nazimova as the star.
Mary Davis Waring's new address is Box 266, R. F. D . No. 3,
Sacramento, Cal.
Grace Morin and Grace Weeks are being highly complimented on
their artistic decoration of the new Kratz Chocolate Shop in San
Francisco.
Jennett Miller Swartz with her small son expects to join Mr.
Swartz at Clarksburg near Sacramento, Cal., where he has taken
over ranching interests.
Muriel Eastman Martin, with her husband, is now at Hollywood,
Cal., where the Rev. Willsie Martin, known as the "Fighting Parson"
of Boise City, Idaho, has accepted the pastorate of the First Congre-
gational Church.
Blanche Ahlers Ward has been living in Merced, Cal., since her
recent marriage to Mr. Terry Wilson Ward of that city.
Friends of Elaine Standish Massie are looking forward to her
promised visit from Shanghai, China, where she has made her home
since her marriage. Her twin sons and small daughter will accom-
pany her.


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