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SYRACUSE—A. O. PI.—1921 CONVENTION
Syracuse, a city and the county seat of Onondaga county, New York, is situated at the southern end of Onondaga Lake, about seventy miles east of Rochester and about one hundred and fifty miles west of Albany. Syracuse is served by the New York Central and Hudson River, the West Shore, and the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western railways. The city is built on high ground in an amphitheatre of hills surrounding the lake, which is a beautiful body of water, five miles long by one and one-half broad at its widest point. Salina Street is the principal business thoroughfare. The park system comprises more than fifty parks. The largest are Burnet Park of about one hundred acres, and Lin- coln Park, occupying a heavily wooded sight. The region about became known to Europeans, through its salt deposits. In 1788 small companies visited the place to investigate. In 1797, there was a permanent settlement known as Webster's Landing. The first newspaper, the Onondaga Gazette, was established in 1823 and in 1825 the completion of the Erie Canal opened a new era of prosperity. The city was chartered in 1827. The principal
products are clothing, foundry and machine-shop products, iron and steel, chemicals, typewriters and supplies, canned goods and pottery. A t the town of Solvay adjoining Syracuse on the lake shore, are the largest works for the production of soda-ash in the world. Six miles south of the city is the Onondaga Indian reservation, the present capital of the "Six Nations." The city has an annual carnival and musical festival.
Syracuse University, whose campus of one hundred acres in the southeast part of the city, commands a fine view of the lake. The University was opened in 1871 when the faculty of Genesse College removed from Lima. N . Y . The university library (about 80.000 bound volumes and 60.000 pamphlets ) includes the collec- tion of the historian Leopold von Ranke. There are eighteen buildings, among which Holden observatory, the John Crouse
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memorial college (fine arts), the hall of languages, the Lyman- Smith college of applied science, the Lyman hall of natural his- tory, the Bowne hall of chemistry and the Carnegie library are
the most notable. There is a large gymnasium and a stadium of re-enforced concrete for the athletic contests, capable of seat- ing 20,000 people and one of the largest athletic fields in the world.
A CONVENTION LETTER
Dear Alpha O's everywhere:—
June 20-25 dates are ringing in our hearts these days as we of
Chi and Syracuse alumnae chapter-in-the-making plan for the event- ful week of convention. We want each one of you to be with us in Syracuse, to share with us the joy of knowing all that Alpha Omicron Pi in convention can mean.
THE RECEPTION COMMITTEE will meet all the day trains MONDAY and the Tuesday morning trains. LOOK for the girls with their RED and W H I T E BADGES at the New York Central or D. L . and W . stations. Delegates arriving Monday night or some- time later than twelve o'clock Tuesday will please notify the chairman
of the reception committee, if you wish to be met at the trains. If arriving late, you reach the station and find no one there to meet you, telephone the CHAPTER HOUSE—"JAMES 4868" and one of the committee will come at once.
THE DELEGATES will be conveyed from the train to Haven Hall, the Convention headquarters, where you will register and be assigned to your rooms. Haven, Winchell and Colonial Halls will be used to house the guests.
ALL BAGGAGE should be marked with the name of the delegate, care Alpha Omicron Pi Convention, Syracuse, New York, and should be checked through on your ticket. D O N O T GIVE YOUR CHECK to an expressman at the station as ar- rangements have been made for a local expressman to convey the trunks from the station. The TRUNK CHECKS should be
surrendered at the registration desk at which time, the Hall to which you are to go will be designated. This will insure prompt delivery of your baggage. A flat rate of fifty cents ($.50) will be charged for conveying trunks from and to station. Arrange- ments will be made for taking the trunks to the station at the
close of convention. We advise that you DO NOT EXPRESS YOUR TRUNK as the congestion in the express office is likely
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to delay its delivery. If for any reason you have to express your trunk, please write to the chairman of the reception committee far enough in advance for her to notify you to which Hall to send it.
We hope that you all will be here in time for dinner on
Monday evening. This will be the big "get-together" and we will start off the meal with some rousing good songs. So be ready to answer the roll call with a song. That evening we will continue the happy process of becoming acquainted at the Chi chapter house, which is down at the end of the park facing the vista of the avenue. W e are planning for jolly informality that evening with chats and visiting and again some songs.
The business sessions will begin on Tuesday morning. After
the day's work, we will celebrate with "STUNT NIGHT." Has every chapter planned a "STUNT" for the program ? Fun and frolic will be the keynote.
On Wednesday morning comes FIELD DAY with track
events, tennis matches and perhaps a baseball game. In the shade of the Castle Grounds we'll watch our athletes win honors for their respective chapters. Don't forget your bloomers and the proper shoes.
Haven Hall will be the scene for the FORMAL RECEP- TION Wednesday evening. We are inviting the faculty, mem- bers of the other fraternities and our friends in Syracuse to meet our fraternity sisters.
Ona and Marcia Rosbrook entertain us at a lawn party late
Thursday afternoon. They live delightfully near the campus. Before the memorial service that evening we will gather on the slope of Crouse Hill for an out-door "SING" from our won- derful new song book and the many chapter melodies. Have you
some new songs? Bring them along. Friday
On Friday, the closing night of the convention, we will as- semble—shall we say five hundred strong—at the Hotel Onon-
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daga for our banquet. W e will try to make this one of the best
we ever had, and that means a very wonderful time.
Please say to yourself as you read, " I ' m going to conven- tion. I'm going to convention, for I know it is where I want to go and where I'm wanted.
We in Syracuse are ready and eager to welcome each ALPHA OMICRON PL May we see you all JUNE 20-25!
For visitors, the expense of the week will be $24.00. Ac- commodations which include room and meals will be $18.00 for the convention period (from Monday dinner through Saturday breakfast). Late comers will pay at the rate of $4.00 per day. The banquet tax is $5.00. Baggage expense is $.50 for each con- veyance of trunk.
Each Chi girl and each Syracuse alumnae member considers herself a member of the reception committee and is ready to wel- come you to Syracuse and to convention.
ESTHER BAKER, '23, Chairman of Reception
The report is again incomplete and difficult to formulate as the standards of marking in the various colleges are so different. Some colleges do not give out marks until after commencement. Some marks were received on the basis of a numerical average,
taking four as the highest possibility. For the matter of com- parison of standing as to chapters all marks have been reduced to the percentage basis. In order to do this the numerical aver- ages were multiplied by four. Thus: Delta's ranking was given
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MONDAY, June 20—
Arrive for dinner.
Evening—AT HOME—Chi Chapter House.
TUESDAY, June 21—
9:00-12:00-2:00-5:00—Business Sessions—Crouse College. 8:00— Stunt Night.
WEDNESDAY, June 22—
7:30-12:00—Field Day—Castle Grounds.
2 :00- 3 :30—Business Session.
4:30- 6:00—Open Meeting (Outside Speaker). 8:30 —Reception—Haven Hall.
THURSDAY, June 23— 9:00-12:00—2:00-3:30—Business Sessions.
4:30- 6:00—Lawn Party.
7:30- 8:15—"Sing"—Crouse Hill.
8:30 —Model Ritual and Memorial Service.
this equation is made:
Comparison with other fraternities
Kappa 88.5 Sigma 85.16 Zeta 85. Psi 85. Pi 82.4 Omicron 81.4 Alpha Phi 81.4 Tau 78.7 Chi 78.2 Psi
Fifth out of Seventeen Ninth out of Seventeen
First (Only announcement made by authorities)
Second (Only announcement made by authorities)
in the same college. First out of Four
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FRIDAY, June 24—
9:00-12:00—2 :00-5 :30—Business Sessions. 7:00 —Banquet—Hotel Onondaga.
SATURDAY, June 25— Leave after breakfast.
For information or inquiries write to the following persons: Baggage—Esther Wyeoff Baker.
Reservations—Florence E. Baker.
We are sending cards to all the A. O. P. girls in the direc- tory. It says on the cards that we must know whether they are coming or not before May 1st. It is better to make a tentative reservation than none!
S H E A
Jean Stribling, Frances McFaden, Mary Ragland, Rose Smith, Martha Craddock, Mary Reed.
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THE ALPHA OMICRON PI SENIOR CREED—1921 •
I WOULD BE TRUE, FOR THERE ARE THOSE WHO
I WOULD BE PURE, FOR THERE ARE THOSE WHO
I WOULD BE STRONG, FOR THERE IS MUCH TO SUF-
I WOULD BE BRAVE, FOR THERE IS MUCH TO DARE; I WOULD BE FRIEND TO ALL,—THE FOE—THE
I WOULD BE GIVING AND FORGET THE GIFT;
I WOULD BE HUMBLE, FOR I KNOW MY WEAKNESS; I WOULD LOOK—AND LAUGH—AND LOVE—AND
H. A. Walter.
GENEVIEVE SHEA O MICRON
During the three years that Genevieve Shea has been at the Uni- versity of Tennessee, she has made her influence felt widely. She is the kind of girl who really counts. She has taken an active part in all college activities and more than that a large store of honors have been hers. She is often referred to as one of the most popular girls on the "hill." In her first year, she starred as leading lady in the Dramatic Club play. She was also sponsor for one of the Battalion companies. Last year she was crowned queen of the Coronation Ball and this year elected to the place of most popular girl. Gene- vieve has always stood among the highest in scholarship. Her influ- ence in the fraternity has been an inspiration. It is to Genevieve that one always goes, feeling sure of an impartial listener and advisor. She is a born leader. "Gyn" holds a well won place not only in the hearts of her sisters but among all the students on the campus.
MARTHA BARKESDALE CRADDOCK KAPPA
Martha is from Houston, Virginia and represents to Kappa's mind all that a senior could be. She has that dignity of a senior which is unmistakeable, yet she is not proud or haughty. She is quiet and serene and by her very appearance calms the uproars and smooths the ruffled. This characteristic is a most convenient one, since, as President of Main Hall, she is often called upon to create order out of chaos. Without a doubt, she and all the occupants of Main Hall are daily thankful that she does not find it necessary to be fussy. She
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has been a great success in this hard office, and has become more popular rather than unpopular as such an officer is apt to become. Perhaps all this is due to her absolute lack of selfishness. She thor- oughly enjoys living and laughing and does both with her whole heart and soul—a fact which very naturally makes her a favorite. The dinners and parties which she has managed at the House give more than credit to her ability as hostess and cook. We all are more than ordinarily fond of Martha and feel her influence has done a great deal of good.
FAYE CURRY ZETA
"Little but, Oh My!" has certainly been demonstrated in this University by Faye, for altho small in stature she accomplishes an unbelievable amount of things in her competent, systematic way. No affair is ever too large for Eaye to take in charge nor is any ever too trivial for her hearty support, and in anything she undertakes the work is always accomplished very quietly and unostensibly.
She began in her Freshman year by doing Red Cross work and also started working in the Y . VV. C. A.—work which she has carried on all the way thru school by working on the various committees; then in her Sophomore year she was on the cabinet as chairman of Vespers and this year as Vice-President of the Y . W . C. A.
In her Sophomore year she was chosen Xi Delta, the Sophomore girls' honorary society, the next year she was elected to Silver Ser- pent, the corresponding Junior girls' society and this year she is a member of the Black Masque chapter of Mortar Board.
Faye was the Junior member to the Senior Advisory Board, had charge of Bible Stud}' classes and was also our delegate to Pan- hellenic in her third year.
In this, her Senior year, besides her activities already included she holds the position of President of the Senior Advisory Board and is a member of the Presidents Club.
Throughout her four years she had also done a great deal of com- mittee and social service work and has had charge of many campaigns and activities on the campus such as the All-University Christmas Tree, and different teas and dinners.
We certainly have reason to be mighty proud of her and we are, too. She will leave a vacancy on this campus which will be hard to fill, for every one knows and appreciates the work that Faye Curry- has unselfishly and capably carried on.
CARMELITA HEFFERNAN SIGMA
By common consent it was agreed that Carmelita Heffernan is the most prominent Senior in Sigma chapter.
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Carmelita has made a remarkable record by completing her col- lege course in three years.
During her Junior year (she had no sophomore year) she did a great deal of social welfare work under the auspices of the Newman Club. In addition to this she was chairman of the music committee for Woman's Day Dance, and was on the Junior Prom committee. This work was in addition to serving on numerous candy and tag committees.
This past year she has been busily occupied with Student Wel- fare, Committee and Women's Council, both of which are considered great honors. She has also served on the Senior Assembly commit- tee for the whole year and is on Senior Pilgrimage committee.
Her Alpha O duties have been ably carried out this past sem- ester by making one of the finest presidents we have ever had, and it is with great regret that we see her go.
JUNE MORRIS THETA
I wish you could see her—this senior our ours. She is Irish—not the red-haired, freckled type—but with long, black hair and dark blue eyes. And she is tall and slender and her name is June.
And now you ask, "What has she done?" Well, in the first place she is a student—a really, truly student. Her major has been biology, and you know that that requires mental ability, and a good supply of it. Besides that, she is taking chemistry, and that is even harder than biology.
For the past two years June Morris has been our representative in Panhellenic. It was she, with a few others, who helped regulate rush and to foster the feeling of sisterhood among the fraternities. Our Pan- hellenic is a vital part of our campus life, and June, with the others, has made it so.
Last year she was also our representative on the W . S. G. A. board. And last spring she was elected by the women of the university to be secretary of W. S. G. A. And so now she belongs to what they call the "inner council." They are the mighty rulers of the women here. They are the elect.
But, in writing of her activities, I find that I have not told about June after all. It is her level head in time of excitement, it is her keen interest in the affairs both of the fraternity and of the campus, that makes her stand out from among the rest. And last, and perhaps the best of all, she not only has her friends in A. O Pi, but she also can keep close friends outside the little circle of her housemates. And, after all that is the real test of a truly sympathetic and democratic character.
Margaret Betz, VevVille Hosman, Mildred Betz, June Morris, Anna Jones, Edna Bicknell.
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LOUISE PRESCOTT DELTA
Choosing our most prominent Senior was an easy task, for "Cotty"—sometimes "Louise Prescott"—has, as an enthusiastic Freshman put it, "run the college" this year. To her was given the honor of the presidency of All Around Club, Jackson's central organ- ization. In addition she was Head of Student Council the first half
year, captain of the 'Varsity basketball team, member of the Y . W . C. A. cabinet, and as president of fraternity has guided us success- fully through a hard year. Alas for the world! The possessor of this executive ability is "signed up" with a D U pin.
MADELEINE BIRD GAMMA
Although she has only been at Maine for two years, Madeleine Bird is undoubtedly our most prominent senior. In her Junior year she was the pianist for the Glee Club and the coach for the Y. W. Dramatic Club. She was also assistant manager for Junior Week Cabaret. This year she is the leader of the Glee Club and has success- fully staged a charming operetta.
Madeleine stands high in scholarship, having made Phi Kappa Phi this spring. She is a member of the Contributor's Club, an honorary literary society whose membership is very limited and is composed chiefly of the faculty.
Best of all, Madeleine is always willing to give generously of her time and talents to amuse and help the rest of us. We consider our- selves very lucky to have her for our sister.
IRMA MAE GREENAWALT EPS:LON
Irma Mae Greenawalt has had a most successful career since her coming to Cornell in the fall of 1918. Irma transferred from the University of Colorado where she took her preliminary work. With her previous experience in athletics she made the basketball team with little effort and she has been a member of the team ever since. She has also played on the baseball team. Dramatics have also al- ways had a strong attraction for Irma and she has shown great capability in all its branches. She has played several well-finished roles with the Cornell Dramatic Club and with the Women's Dramatic Club of which she is an officer. She received membership in the Cornell Club in recognition of her most valuable services. Irma holds membership in two honorary societies, Sedowa, of the college of Home Economics, and Mortar Board, of the senior class.
Irma's outside activities have been so great that she of course has had little time for very extensive work within the fraternity. She has always been invaluable in rushing and we know that we are
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going to miss her, especially at our. fireside parties, when Irma and her sweet-toned guitar are looked forward to. She has a soft, pret- tily pitched voice and with the firelight dancing upon her hair and the guitar responding to her touch she weaves a magic spell which can hold us for hours.
CAROLYN PAGE NETHERCOT RHO
Carolyn Page Nethercot was elected Rho's most prominent Senior. Carolyn has done the four years' work in liberal arts in three years. In that time, she has done many things beside study. They in- clude membership in the Freshmen Commission, second Cabinet, Eulepia Literary Society, World Fellowship Committee of Y . W ., W oman's edition staff, vice-president of Y . W ., chairman of religious work department, Northwestern council of religious movements, executive committee of Die Deutsche Gesellschaft, Student Council, honor roll (1 and 2) rushing chairman and assistant treasurer of A. O. Pi, Shi Pi, and festival chorus. Her latest stunt was to annex a man.
Carolyn is a willing and consistent worker who can always be depended upon. She has done much for A. O. Pi, and the chapter will miss her greatly next year.
ESTHER VAN DORAN IOTA
From the time when Esther "Van," as a freshman, entered the University of Illinois, people knew her for a wise, capable, girl. To begin with, she chose the sheaf of wheat to wear where she might have worn other pins. Then committee positions fell to her lot and she showed her trustworthiness.
"Es" was asked to wear the Alethnae pin—the badge of one of the leading literary societies. Often one hears her playing "Prelude in C Minor" or "Minuette" at "Lit" on Friday afternoon at four.
Woman's League and Y. W. C. A. work was equally interesting to Esther. Then, she never shirked a fraternity duty, in spite of the fact that she usually had many "social engagements" to keep.
If Es. were not Es. one might be led to believe that the big "Cad" had something to do with her popularity in the chapter. Yet her kind brother often met trains or took crowds of A. O. Pi's to vacation Specials when Esther wasn't here.
Last year, we loaned her—because we had to—to Smith College girls. If you ever hear of the adorable A. O. Pi at Smith in 1920 it was Iota's Esther Van.
Her Senior year she spent with us again. Y. W. C. A. remem- bered her reliability and gave her a cabinet position. Esther was chairman of the program committee.
Eleanore Atherton, Edith Arnold, Louise Prescott, Ruth Bagley, Lorea Jameson.
Helen Reed, Madeleine Bird, Ruby Hackett, Julia Gilpatrick, Katherine Stewart, Pauline Miller, Rachel Bowers.
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Throughout her school life Esther's scholastic average was ex- ceptionally high. And her rating with Iota chapter—it's one hundred per cent.
RUTH JONES TAU
Ruth, our Chapter Editor, is selected as Tau's most popular and capable Senior. She came to us after two years at Hamline Univer- sity and took up professional work at Minnesota, graduating this spring with a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy.
She is not only known for her scholastic ability but for her initia- tive, her willingness to assume responsibility and last but not least, for her pleasing personality and ever ready wit, which makes her a welcome guest wherever she goes. Her important position with •"Tau's Orpheum Sextette'' is well worth mentioning.
Although this is Ruth's graduating quarter, she finds time to do assistant work in Pharmocognosy, to get her practical experience and to represent the Professional Women on the W. S. G. A. Board.
RUTH WALKER CHI
Ruth W alker has been chosen as Chi's most representative Senior. Ruth has been active in University Chorus, and in Women's Glee Club, in which she had a solo part. Her singing in chapel and at many
affairs in the city has made her well known to many people. She is also soloist at one of the leading churches. She represented her class her Sophomore and Junior years on the Executive Committees of the Women's Class organization. In her Junior year she represented her college on the Nominating Committee of Women's League. She is a member of the Eastern Star Club, and Vice-President of the Home Missionary Club. She has been active in Women's Day Pageants. In consideration of these many activities and her delightful personality we consider Ruth Walker our most representative Senior.
HELEN BOGARDUS UPSII.ON
Among the Senior girls of Upsflon chapter, one stands out clearly as the one who has done the most for her fraternity. This girl is Helen Bogardus, our retiring president.
In her underclassmen years, Helen did consistent work on many routine campus committees. In Y . W . C. A. work she has always been a leader, being secretary of the Association in her second year and head of the discussion groups when a Junior. At present she is an assistant to Miss Hilda K. Howard, campus executive secretary of the Y. W. C A.
Throughout her four years, Helen has been a faithful and inter- ested member of the Women's Athletic Association and the Athena Debating club.
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Because of her loyal and constructive work contributed to Wash- ington, she was recently honored by being made a member of Tolo club, women's upperclass honorary society. It was a decided honor this year as only four girls out of a class of about 200 were chosen. For the coming year she will serve as treasurer of Tolo club.
But uppermost and underlying all this, Helen has the true demo- cratic Alpha O spirit. Around the house and in the chapter her influ- ence has been an inspiration and a guide to all. Through a year which has been especially trying, with the added burden of a new house, the chapter has "made good" and much of this success may be at- tributed to the untiring efforts of Helen Bogardus.
EDITH ELIZABETH HUNTINGTON BETA PHI
You should know our Senior—Edith Elizabeth Huntington! She's the real Alpha O kind. In our chapter she has always been very active—not only in the fraternity offices she has held but also in the fact that when there's something to be done, she is there to dc it and capable!! Yes, indeed. She has been our very efficient presi- dent this year, too.
During college she has maintained herself by secretarial positions in two University offices. One year—1918-1919—was spent in govern- ment war work in Washington, D. O, where she was secretary of the alumnae chapter established in January, 1919.
On the campus, there's her vice-presidency of the Y . W . C. A . this year, her active participation in all the activities of that organiza- tion since her freshman year; and her position as our representative to the Panhellenic Council. Economics is her major subject; and her scholarship record is one to be envied. Her relation to other stu- dents on the campus has always been notably democratic.
HENRIETTA MOEBUS ALPHA PHI
Five feet three, blue eyes, light, fluffy hair, fascinating dimples, and a merry smile—that is Henrietta Moebus, Alpha Phi's most prominent senior. With the exception of our presidents, she has done more for the fraternity than anyone else,-as she has been our very efficient house manager for the past two years, and assistant manager during her sophomore year.
In her sophomore year she became a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and served as treasurer of her class and on various committees. When a junior, Henrietta was initiated into Phi Upsilon Omicron, honorary home economics fraternity, was secretary of her class, chairman of the finance committee of the Vocational Congress for High School Girls, and a charter member of Alpha Epsilon Theta, the girls' literary club. This year she has been one of our senior wardens, president of the Women's Council and one of two delegates sent by
Lydia Godfrey, Elsie Denton, Margaret Morrow, Irma Greenawalt, Marie Stanbro, Sally Searles, Betty Ballantine, Jean Bright,' Nellie Davenport, Hilda Goltz.
Helen Brooks, Dorothy Bruniga, Hildegarde Reimer, Kathleen Wigginton, Carolyn Nethercot. (Not in order of picture.)
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our college to the Inter-collegiate Conference of Women's College Organizations at Pullman, W ashington. She is also the chairman of the program committee of Alpha Epsilon Theta, took part in "Piff, Paff, Pouf," and is our house musician. Her grades are excellent. Next year she expects to teach home economics in one of the high schools of the state.
There is not a student or a faculty member who does not know and like "Hankie" and we are all very proud of her. I wish everyone of you could know her for she well represents the spirit of Alpha O.
PEARL TUTTLE N u OMICRON
As the most prominent senior among our numbers I introduce Pearl Tuttle, our chapter President, to be the one elected to that honor. She is a member of the Student Council, Treasurer of the Y. W . C. A., a member of the Three Arts Club for juniors and •seniors,
a member of the Commodor Board, our annual, and a member of the Hustler's Staff, our weekly paper. "Tutt" is what can be called an all-around good girl. She is into everything which has the good of the University and sorority at heart. She is noted for her pep and enthusiasm, which never fail. She will have "Cum Laude" after her name at graduation, and in every way she is one whom we regret to lose.
C. LA RUE CROSSON Psi
La Rue Crosson, or, as she was then, La Rue Kellar, came into prominence at the first meeting of the freshman class, when she was called upon to write class songs and organize the class to sing them at an athletic meet. Her ability as a leader was soon shown and she was elected president of the freshman class. During her sophomore year she was class treasurer.
At the beginning of her junior year she came back to college as Mrs. John T. Crosson and managed very successfully to keep an apartment in Newark, N . J., half the week and to perform her duties as junior class president and freshman class advisor the rest of the time. This year she commutes weekly from East Orange, N. J., and is treasurer of the Woman's Undergraduate Association, a position which prevents her holding any class office.
La Rue has been very prominent in dramatic performances given by various organizations on the campus. For some of the class stunts she has written the play, coached the actors, and played the principal part herself. She has been active in work among the children at the University Settlement House. She was business manager of the record book and has been elected class historian. She is a member of the Sphinx and Key honorary society.
Ruth Terwilliger, Maurine Lantz. Eliza Carman, Elsey Gayer, Esther Van Doran, Ina Holterman, Frances Harris. Jean Glenn.
Helen Arkley, Helen Marford, Helen Fosdick, Mertice Towne, Elean- ore Bechan, (missing from picture Helen Bogardro,
Esther Melby, Florence De Rosa)
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MARY YOUNG OMEGA
As to our most prominent Senior—we have decided on Mary Young as that person. She has been in Miami only three years, but has now more honors at her command than any other girl in school
but one, who has been here during her whole college course. It would take up too much space to elaborate on all Mary's accomplishments, so we'll just sort of tabulate them as to years.
During her Sophomore year—her first year here—Mary was pledged and initiated "Podacs"—an honorary society, where popularity and good sportsmanship are the highest requirements; she was ini- tiated into the Alebbenai Literary Society; she was on second cabinet of Y . W ., and played on the Sophomore Basketball team.
During her Junior year she was on hockey, basketball and base- ball class teams; "Student" Staff; "Recensio" Staff; Hall Chairman; Student Council; Student Senate; Laboratory Assistant in Biology; Delegate to Student Council Convention at W ilson College; Delegate to Eaglismere; Associate Big Sister; on first Cabinet of Y. W. as head of two departments. Publicity and Social; and at the end of the year was elected to "Plaiade," a society composed of the seven most prominent Senior girls, who "run" campus affairs in general.
During her Senior year she has been President of the Senior Girls; on Student Council; Student Senate; Student Staff; First Cab- inet of Y. W. as head of Publicity Department, and has played on all class team s.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SUMMER
Bryn Mawr Will Open Doors.
Announcement was made March 27th that the doors of
Bryn Mawr college would he thrown open this summer to poor girls and women industrial workers in order that they may ohtain the benefits of a higher education. A l l expenses of such stu- dents, the announcement said, will he paid through the main- tenance of scholarships by the Bryn Mawr alumnae and others, the number of students to total seventy.
A Summer A t Camp Panhellenic.
Camp Panhellenic will open its season on July 2 and close
September 16. A l l college girls, active and alumnae are eligible for registration for all or part of the season. For information, write to Gladys R. Dixon. Washington University, St. Louis. Missouri.
Girls who are planning their summer vacation will be inter- ested in Camp Panhellenic which is situated on a hundred acre
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tract of timbered land on the northeast shore of Washington Island, Wisconsin, which is in the door of Green Bay and Lake Michigan. The camp site is individually marked by its unique location; on the east are the rocky shores of Lake Michigan, on the north unbroken outlook over Green Bay, on the west the sanded beach of a quiet harbor.
The rare scenic combination forms an interesting back- ground for the activities of camp life which include hiking, swimming, canoeing, fishing, and all outdoor sports, with facili- ties for intcrfraternity competition on the athletic field and ten- nis courts. A l l sports will be efficiently coached and supervised by competent instructors. Special attention will be given to aesthetic dancing.
The Lodge forms the center point around which all the life exists. The camp not only makes it possible for a girl or group of girls to spend a chaperoned vacation, but brings together girls from different fraternities and different colleges, where the spirit of cooperation and democracy will be accentuated by liv- ing out in the open and sharing the same camp fire.
(A reprint from "The Arrow;" Pi Beta Phi.)
PANHELLENIC AND THE COLLEGE
ISABELLE HENDERSON STEWART, National Panhellenic Delegate.
The only reason that the fraternity movement is under fire is that there is failure somewhere in not living up to opportu- nities. And. what are these opportunities? Every chapter is offered them—opportunities for scholarship, college activities, and honors, cultivation of a democratic spirit, and service are but a few. Too many of us let them all slip by indifferent to every- thing but the "belonging to a fraternity."
What is wrong? Is it not discipline in the chapter that is lacking? W h o but the chapter can whip the members into shape so that at least one of the many opportunities can be seized by the group! That there is a great reserve of latent energy in every chapter we are well aware, for note the strenuous rushing season that calls it forth, and when these feverish days are ended, does the energy die out too? If it does, it is not even "fraternity first," "college second," but " I first." And we know if these are overly abundant, what the result will be to the fraternity.
Back Row: Nelle Covalt, Rosella Stoner, Madeline Snoddy, Mildred Douglass. Front Row: Irene Ryan, Edith Huntington.
(Not in order of picture) Henrietta Moebus, Helen Tripp, Dorothy Ropes, Minnie Marquis.
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One cannot expect to really live without active co-opera- tion which must function with the college and fraternity. It is the latter, which with its rites and obligations can assume author- ity over its initiates even to the power of a disciplinarian, and does not the college look toward it to enforce it? If some chap- ters, peopled with too many " I firsts" cannot handle the situation, it can be met with by Panhellenic, at least the middle west thinks so, for it has announced an interstate Panhellenic Council which has for its purpose "the making of plans through which local Panhellenic may direct activities of fraternity women into real constructive work for the betterment of their college."
It is a splendid thing for Panhellenic to come to the rescue but cannot one read between the lines that, mayhap, some well disciplined fraternities in the university are pulling up the weaker representatives and with the help of their willing hands, are carry- ing them along to share in the opportunities, so if they can pos- sibly prevent it. there will be no failures or criticisms against fra- ternities.
A FAVORABLE IMPRESSION
LILLIAN MCCAUSLAND, Grand President.
It seems a very short time since February sixth when I left Providence, Rhode Island, my home, and started to visit all the chapters. But when I try to summarize the weeks and the events that have crowded them, I realize how impossible it is for me to do it in the very brief space of time at my disposal at present. With the permission of the Editor of To Dragma I would like in some future number to try to outline my trip and to give to our readers everywhere, if I can do it, a little, at least, of the
great good which this visit has brought to me and a realization of the wonderful organization which we have. Truly, the found- ers would rejoice if they could see the outgrowth of their little group and feel as I feel that the ideals which they cherished are being carried out everywhere. I have nothing but praise for our chapters, praise for the way they are living their daily lives, praise for the way in which they are meeting their problems and solving them in the true broad spirit which we wish to foster, praise for their feeling toward their alumnae and national offi-
cers, and praise to the alumnae groups who are helping their
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RUTH EDNEY GAY
Upsilon chapter lovingly inscribes this memorial to the re-
membrance of our beloved sister, Ruth Edney Gay, who died at the family residence in Seattle, March 12, 1921.
Ruth Gay was born in Linden, N . Y ., July 23, 1892. She was educated in the Seattle grade and high schools and graduated from the University of Washington in 1914. After graduation, Ruth taught in the Eatonville and Olympia High Schools, re- signing her position at Olympia two years ago because of ill health. Beside her membership in Alpha Omicron Pi, Ruth was leader of the Olympia Camp Fire Girls, a member of the Order
of the Eastern Star and of the Presbyterian Church. She was the* only (laughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry (lay and besides her parents she is survived by a brother. Tyle Gay, to whom we extend our sympathy.
To a rare degree she possessed those characteristics which are so valued in friendship, loyalty, unselfishness, depth of feel- ing, fineness of manner, and that spirit so sweet and unobtrusive, which glorified a personality already possessed of beauty and charm. W e pay tribute to her service for Alpha Omicron Pi and to a friend, loyal and true.
"They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind."
MABEL WALLACE TWINNING Iota, 1904. died Jan. 17, 1921 "CHARITY"
"Her life is full of simple things each day She does the common toil with homely care A cloistered novice whom the world forgets, A widow in whose cruse is oil to spare; Living so faithfully that death will seem Merely a shadow down an endless dream. For when the call shall come she will not go
As one who waiteth; graciously undimmcd, Her flame like soul will leap up at the last,
To some old wanted task, some lamp untrimmed; Or she will hear a lonely child who cries,
And need to comfort it before she dies."
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Let me but do my work from day to day,
In field or forest, at the desk or loom,
In roaring market-place or tranquil room;
Let me but find it in my heart to say,
When vagrant wishes beckon me astray,
"This is my work; my blessing, not my doom; Of all who live, I am the only one by whom This work can best be done in the right way." Then shall I see it not too great, nor small,
To suit my spirit and to prove my powers; Then shall I cheerful greet the laboring hours.
By Henry Van Dyke—The Key, of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Feb. 1920.
Mrs. Fred Joel Swift, Nu '21, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Florence Crittenden Home. This institution was founded to afford girls, under twenty-one who have run away from home and come to the city where they have been unable to find employment, a shelter. They are kept at the home until their parents can be communicated with and the girls can be re- turned to their homes. Another and more needed work of the home is that of giving women who have been found guilty on the technical charges of "soliciting" and "vagrancy" another chance and of trying to guide them in the right direction. They are given shelter, sometimes with their babies and are trained in some useful work. After they leave, employment is secured for them. In this respect the Home has tried to reverse the policy of society carried out through its courts, of "erecting the gallows at the end of the lane, instead of guide posts and direction boards at the beginning."
Elizabeth Dun ford, Nu '20, devotes most of her time work- ing for the Legal Aid Society which performs the much necdrd function of giving legal advice to poor people, and in this way obviates in a measure the disadvantages under which the needy labor in business transactions through ignorance of the law and inability to employ counsel to advise and represent them.
(The above two paragraphs were submitted to the editor in connection with another article, but the editor considered them of value to the Alumnae Forum, for they bring forth a new idea which might be of interest to the fraternity as a national work.)
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The letter which was sent to all Chapter Presidents in
A. O. Pi.
The Committee on Alumnae Work lias experienced the greatest difficulty in getting in touch in the various chapters with the girls who have maintained an enthusiastic interest in the fra- ternity, and who have the experience and the time to serve in all national committees and officers. To establish a source for advancing fraternity work. The same difficulty has confronted such information seems to be a real need of our fraternity organ- ization. So the Committee on Alumnae Work has decided to build up a Who's Who in Alpha O file.
Cards are being sent which you are asked to have filled out, either by the girl herself or by anyone who has the neces- sary information. For these cards, you are asked to select from the alumnae members of your chapter those who, because of their experience or personality, are best qualified to assist in advancing some of the broader phases of fraternity work. As cards are being sent to both active and alumnae chapters there will probably be some duplication in the names sent in. Where possible, it will be advantageous for the active and alumnae chapters to consult before selecting the girls for whom cards will be filled out. But do not eliminate a name because you think it may be sent in by some other group. The other group might argue the same way. The Committee would rather take care of a duplicate card than lose information about a girl whose name should be in this file.
According to the new ruling in the constitution, the Nom- inating Committee must present with the names on the official ballot for national officers "a short statement of the qualifica- tions of each candidate." The Nominating Committee expects to use the Who's Who in Alpho O file as an aid in obtaining this information, as well as for suggestions as to nominees. All national officers will use this file for suggestions in forming committees. So see that the names you send in are truly repre- sentative of your chapter.
The Committee on Alumnae work hopes that the building of this national file will in itself be interesting to the chapters,
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and that the file will serve as a real step towards a greater na- tional unity and spirit in Alpha O.
(If you know a member to whom a card should be sent, notify Miss Gachet.)
The Committee on Alumnae Work wishes to present to the chapters for discussion some suggestions for national work. It is hoped that definite policies as regards a national work will be adopted at the coming convention in June.
There are two general plans submitted for consideration.
Plan 1.—The adoption and development of an internal or- ganization which will increase the number of alumnae groups, unify these into a coherent whole, and, by building up the local groups, develop the machinery which can later be used
for establishing successfully, on a definitely national scale, some philanthropic work expressive of the spirit of the frater- nity.
Plan 2.—The immediate adoption of some form of philan- thropic work.
The committee trusts the chapters will give the question of national work their most earnest consideration, and that the dele- gates sent to convention will bring to the debate on this impor- tant question the results of real discussion and criticism in the chapters.
ROCHELLE GACHET, Pi,
MRS. P. B . FINDLAY,
HELEN WHITNEY, lota,
MRS. KENNETH UHLS, Phi,
MRS. RICHARD LAKE, Kappa, MRS. HOWARD BRAMAN, Upsilon,
Chi wants every Alpha O. girl to come to convention and especially does she look f o r her sisters interested in athletics. We are planning to have a jolly good Field Day when there will be competitive races. The one hundred and fifty yard dashes, hurdles and athletic games will be among the sports. There will
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also be a tennis and possibly a swimming meet. Arrangements will be made for baseball games between the different chapters, for as you can guess Syracuse will be the scene of Olympic games for women, if you will but come to Convention.
To the girl winning the largest number of points Mrs. Etta Phillips MacPhie will award a silver cup which will be appro- priately engraved.
So try and have your Chapter Team represented at Con- vention by at least one athlete.
For further information write Mary E. Lutz (Chi) 1017 Harrison St., Syracuse, N . Y .
THE N E W YORK CITY PANHELLENIC LUNCHEON
The first annual luncheon of the Panhellenic Association of New York took place at the Hotel Astor on Saturday, April 16, 1921. There were 440 women present, representing sixteen fra- ternities. The luncheon was lively throughout, the big banquet hall humming with the many voices. A member of Kappa Alpha Theta whistled in imitation of a mocking bird between the first
two courses, and the several fraternities sang their special songs at intervals throughout. Alpha O began with " I ' m Alpha Born and I'm Alpha Bred," the others rapidly following suit. Per- haps the most effective of all the songs was the "Ring-Ling- Ling" of Pi Beta Phi. The formal program began after the cof- fee, when Mrs. B. L. Maxfield, of Pi Beta Phi, president of Pan- hellenic, gave the address of welcome. She sketched the history of the development of college education for women and of the fraternity and sorority systems, and appealed for united action on the part of the New York Panhellenic members for further- ing in some concrete way the cause of higher education for women. She then introduced each Panhellenic delegate in turn, and all the members present of the fraternity called rose with the presentation of their delegate. Three addresses followed with various musical numbers between. Miss Flora Judd, the first speaker, considered the fraternity woman in college, emphasizing the development of responsibility and of community spirit in the life of the chapter house. Next Miss Sinkowitch of Kappa Kappa Gamma, who had presided at Boston University at the first Pan- hellenic meeting ever called, spoke on the duty of the college and
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sorority woman to stand for something definite in the world; and finally Mrs. Jean Nelson Penfield, Kappa Kappa Gamma, whom Mrs. Maxfield introduced as truly representative of Panhellenic in her breadth of interests, education, culture, etc., talked most interestingly on "The Fraternity Woman in World Affairs." Altogether our hopeful prophecies regarding the luncheon were fulfilled in good measure, as the event was in every sense of the word a success.
THEODORA D . SUMMER.
THE QUIET CORNER
"Evening— and rest.
The world is still with awe
While the resplendent banners of the sun March to the borderlands of Dusk and Night.
Evening— and rest.
The summer has gone by with sun and heat, And autumn sleeps,
The old mill silent stands.
The brook flows on in sleepy quietness Reflecting the dim brilliance of the sky, Expectant of the glory of the stars."
HELEN LAFLIN. (The above poem was sent in by Lillian Battenfeld, '18, Chi.)
There are lots of girls in college, There are lots of girls in town;
There are girls who have great knowledge, Who have wisdom done up brown.
But the girls who are the finest,
And the girls who'll ne'er say die
When a worth-while cause needs boosting, Are the girls of A. O. Pi.
Then here's to A. O. Pi girls, Here's to A. O. Pi,
We'll shout and we'll sing, We'll make the welkin ring.
For we love dear A. O. Pi.
(This poem was found among the papers of Rev. James Harry
Holden, the father of Kathryn Holden, Delta '14. He died in July, 1920.)
SHIP-A-HOY! TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI
One day while walking on the shore I met a little boy,
His hair was gold, his eyes were blue, He sailed a fleet—one boat or two. And clear above the breakers' roar
I hear him, "Ship-a-hoy!"
A score more of years passed by, I saw this little boy.
His hair was brown, his eyes were grey, A sailor lad, he sailed away,
And loud from out the rigging high
I heard him, "Ship-a-hoy!"
—HELEN HAWK, Rho '23.
Whence comes all your beauty? Your red-brown wings so velvet}-,
All edged with black and dots of blue,
As if the sky were peeping through. And still another edge of gold,
As shining as the shimmering sun.
Oh, butterfly, I know you hold The secret I would feign unfold—
Oh tell me, butterfly!
—HELEN HAWK, Rho '23. A RETROSPECT.
A wooded hill, a winding stream, A summer sky, a time to dream,
A cow-bell's tinkle far away—
A thrush trilling his round-e-lay, A summer breeze with sweeter scent Than all the perfumed Orient.
—HELEN HAWK, Rho '23.
(These verses by Helen Hawk were handed to the Poetry Club and received honorable mention. The first one was printed in the Pegasus).
TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI 155 ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Twenty-fifth Anniversary.
Of course all Alpha Omicron Pi girls want to celebrate this year. Why? Because as sisters we have our twenty-fifth birth- day. For once in our lives, we should be content about our age. It is the age which marks the period of young womanhood, when the school days are about completed and the world at large stands ready to examine our preparation. How true this is of our fra- ternity ! U p until the present year we have been struggling with- in our own organization to make it ready for the time when we can enter the world's problems.
It is the plan of the executive committee to have as many of the founders present at the June Convention as is possible. There will be an appropriate service and the members attending convention will receive a great inspiration. What will be your present? Why not give yourself a present of a trip to conven- tion? There may be a cake to cut. Just think of all the candles! Come and get acquainted on the twenty-fifth anniversary of our fraternity.
Convention this year will be more of a social gathering than it has ever been before. The visitors will have more plans for their entertainment outlined and there will be "something doing every minute." While the business sessions are going on, the visitors will have trips, etc., outlined for them. Make this con- vention a success by coming ready for a good time.
The Grand Secretary Returns Home.
Mrs. Hennings, who has so successfully carried on the ardu- ous office of Grand Secretary, under very unfortunate conditions, will return from Arizona, on May tenth. She has been in Ari- zona with her two boys for the last six months and now that her children seem in better health she will return to Evanston.
Please make her work easier by sending her mail to the correct address. Remember, if you write to Mrs. Hennings after May first, address the letter to 2327 Central St., Evanston, 111. To Members Who Have Contributed to To Dragma.
Although sometimes it may have seemed that the editor and assistant editor did not appreciate the time and interest which some of the contributors have put into their articles for the maga- zine, yet the present staff* wants each one of you to know that
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we have appreciated every honest and faithful effort made by the members who have co-operated with us. We only wish that we could have printed all submitted material, but these last two years have been hard for all paper concerns as well as publishers
and managers of magazines to keep up the size and standard of their finished product. As a whole, the active chapter letters have improved but they can still improve and should be more prompt.
Miss Hiestand and Mrs. MacPhie thank you, editors and as- sistant editors, for your co-operation and give all credit for any merits the magazine may have to your efforts.
A Plan to Finance T o Dragma.
The Business Manager of To Dragma is recommending a new amendment to the By-Laws of our Constitution and would appreciate your earnest consideration of the matter so tjiat your delegates at Convention may be ready to discuss the amendment and vote on it intelligently.
Art. IX. Sec. i (c) make the present "1" and add "2" as follows: Each active chapter shall pay, as a life subscription to T o Dragma $15 for each member. This fee shall be payable to the Business Manager of To Dragma sixty days after the
member is initiated.
W hat does this amendment mean to the fraternity?
1. All New Members will become life subscribers to the
magazine by payment of fifteen dollars. They will receive the magazine for life.
2. To Dragma will be benefited. The interest from the fund, with other income will finance the magazine. Below is a conservative estimate of the income of the magazine a year after
the plan goes into effect:
1. Annual subscriptions from the present
alumnae who are not life subscribers . . . . 2. Income on present life subscription fund. . 3. Advertisements (this year $200)
4. Incomereceived fromArt.VI,Sec.4.
5. Income from life subscriptions of new
actives (estimating interest at 5 per cent from 125 subscriptions)
$600.00 98.00 80.00
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3. A LOAN FUND will be created by this plan. This is the largest meaning of the amendment. A fund will be created to help our fraternity in its enterprises—a loan fund which may be used as a first mortgage to chapters wishing to build or pur- chase houses; a fund which may be used in National Alumnae Work; a loan fund for students, or perhaps a fund to be used toward establishing a central office of Alpha Omicron Pi. Just consider what a help a fund of this sort would be to our fra- ternity.
(This is a copy of the letter sent to all active and alumnae chapter presidents in March. It needs your attention reader.) College Women Among the Wives of Cabinet Officials.
Miss Mary Emma Griffith, editor of the Alpha Chi Omega magazine, The Lyre, has collected a very interesting group of articles from the various fraternities, who have members as wives of Washington officials. It should interest every frater- nity woman to read the articles which will appear in their April issue.
Alumnae Professional Directory.
It has been suggested that a section of the advertising pages
be divided into smaller spaces where business cards of mem- bers and members' husbands can be printed. The price of a card is four dollars a year. This will include a subscription to To Dragma for a year. There will be twelve to a page. If there are any members who care to enter a card on these pages, please send copy direct to the Editor.
The September Issue.
Just think, Active and Alumnae Chapter Editors, there will
be no more letters to write for the magazine until after your summer vacation. Please do not forget To Dragma entirely. It is your duty to inform the new chapter editor as to her duties and remind her that she should find out who the new Editor-in- Chief of To Dragma is. and should communicate with her be- fore August first, to inquire as to the requirements for the Sep- tember letter. There will be the chapter letter, anyway. Please use the right size paper and follow the directions which the pres- ent editor formulated, until you are instructed to do otherwise.
Alumnae Assistant Editors should be on the watch all sum- mer to gather notes. There will be no alumnae notes in the Sep- tember issue, but each chapter should have a lot of news in the
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November issue. Unless you are instructed otherwise, see that you or your successor has material in the hands of the Editor by October tenth.
The Binding of T o Dragmas.
It is the duty of every chapter to have the magazine bound. This should be done as soon as the chapter receives the Sep- tember issue.
Alumnae and Active Chapter Presidents.
Do not forget that the Convention report for your chapter must be made out by the outgoing president, must cover the past two years of the chapter's life, and must be read at Convention by the incoming president or her proxy. // no delegate attends from the chapter the report must be sent anyivay and must reach the Grand Secretary at Syracuse, New York, by June 20th. SendtoMrs.A.J.Hennings,careMissGladysAmes,1017 Har- rison St., Syracuse, N . Y .
The Executive Committee's Farewell.
Now that the two year's term to which the Executive Com- mittee were elected at the Convention of 1919 is so nearly over it seems no more than fitting that we should take this occasion to publicly thank the fraternity at large for the splendid co-op- eration it has given us in the carrying out of our work, our hopes and our plans. No officers can function efficiently unless they have the backing of their organization to help inspire them and advise them in times of stress and doubt. We have been especially fortunate, we feel, in the splendid personnel of the officers working with us, and we cannot thank any one 'of them too strongly for the time and interest they have given their work. They have all co-operated with us to the nth degree, and we have felt that we had' the loyal backing of the whole force in all our efforts. Our committees have done splendid work—we hear noth- ing but praise for the new song book for which Mrs. Siddell is so largely responsible, and we expect the Convention to greet the new rituals with enthusiasm. If the present Executive Committee have
been able to accomplish aught of good .for the fraternity, the credit lies mainly with our committees and officers, as well as with our loyal chapters and alumnae, and as we leave our tasks we bid them all farewell with hearts grateful for all they have done to make
our pathway easy and pleasant.
EXECUTIVE COM MITTKE. Alpha Omicron Pi.
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ACTIVE CHAPTER LETTERS
(No letters received from Theta and Phi Chapters. Due Fine.)
When the last of the stories are written,
And the last drop of ink penned and dried,
And the last brilliant thoughts have been thought of, And the chapter's deeds all glorified,
We shall rest—and perhaps we shall need it; Throw worry and trouble sky high,
For this letter is through
And another's not due
"Until September—that's why."
Lucy Renaud, '21 Beulah Brown, '22 Elizabeth Kastler, '22 Margaret Lyon, '22
Cecelia Slack, '22 Ezerene Bouchelle, '23 Alice Chapman, '23 Lucille Cassidy, '23
Maia Morgau, '23 Genevra Washburn, '23
PI—H. SOPHIE NEWCOMB COLLEGE
Newcomb is a busy place at this time of year—always. The seniors are undergoing a thousand preparations for commencement, the juniors are getting ready for their Prom and May Day, and the entire college is considering whether or not to undertake the staging of a mammoth pageant—in which both Tulane and Necomb will participate—and, if so, just how to go about it at this late date. As for the members of Pi Chapter—of course, they are taking part, separately and collectively in everything.
We want everyone to know how perfectly lovely our Easter house- party was this year. It seemed the nicest one of all. Mrs. Chapman. Alice's mother.—although we thought that by now she must surely have made up her mind to allow no more tumbling, wakeful, noisy A. O. Pi's to houseparty at her home—allowed us all to spend another heavenly three days and a half with her in Bay St. Louis. I think every one enjoyed herself to the utmost. There was a moon, and whoever wanted to, went swimming, morning or night; we picnicked over at Henderson Point; in short, we just had a glorious time being together—a state hard to achieve in these days of no frat accommodations. We missed the four Alpha O.'s who could not be with us. They were Betty Bethea, Maia Morgan, and Emily and Celie Slack; the latter went home of course for Carolyn's wedding which took place the Wednesday after Easter.
On Phi Beta Kappa day A. O. Pi entertained the senior class and faculty during lunch hour on the campus. Refreshments were served and faculty members made "toasts and speeches. Only four seniors were honored by receiving the key this year, and only one of those was a fraternity girl. Of course we're talking of convention. Everyone is wild
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to go, but Syracuse is very far away from New Orleans. Mrs. Mc- Causland told us such exciting things about convention this year that all of us are especially anxious to be well represented. We enjoyed her visit so much. Fraternity exams are the next affairs which loom large on our horizon. We always like to talk them over with some of our alumnae, so one may imagine that Anna McClellan and "Meenie" Kastler are very much in demand these days, by worried actives. Pi sincerely hopes that a large percentage of her members may meet their sister A. O. Pi's at convention in the near future and sends best wishes to all.
A. Elizabeth Boyer. '21 Charlotte DuPont. '22 Mary Figuerria, '22 Jean Anderson Fitzsim-
Mary Hingsburg. '23
Katharine Patricia Sniythe Keane, '22
Clara Lehing, special Elsie MaeCracken, '20
(Post graduate) Catherine Xoyes, '23
LUCY RENAUD, '21, Chapter NU—NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Gertrude Birmingham, '22 Inez Hoagland. '22
F. Catherine Soiumer,'21 Margaret Welles Swift.
Elizabeth S. Underbill,
Clara Van Emdeii, '22
The most pleasant happening since my last letter was the visit to our chapter of Mrs. McCausland and Mrs. Perry on January 31. They took tea with us that afternoon and it was a most agreeable gathering from every point of view. Mrs. McCausland spoke of the convention and told us something of the other chapters in a most interesting fashion. Further than that our activities have been few though we are now plan- ning a tea, to take place shortly after our Easter holidays, at which we hope to meet some future members as so many of our number graduate this year.
Miss Neuhaus, Miss Mollenhauer and Miss Wrardell have recently passed their New York State Bar Examinations and we are all rejoicing with them.
Miss Harrison is to be married very shortly to Mr. James Blaine Walker, Jr., but I have no news of any of the other alumnae at present. As a new editor will be elected by the time the next letter is due,
may I take this opportunity to wish the convention great success and for A. O. Pi a great future.
Genevieve Shea, '21 Grace McDougall. '21 Vivian Logue, '22 Edith Wilson, '22 Lucy Morgan, '22 Elizabeth Clinton. '23 Alice nancock, '23
Margaret Smith. '23 Mary Horner, '23
Anna Stakely. '23 Llewellyn Johnson, '23 Mary Johnson, '24 Christine Morse, '24 May Neal Black, sp.
Elizabeth McDonald, sp. Kathleen Bender, sp. Frances Sullivan, sp. Willia McLemore, sp. Margaret Dickey, sp. Benta Crinkley. pledge
ELIZABETH L . UNDERHILL, '21, Chapter OMICRON—UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
February and the new term brought the initiation of six new Alpha O.'s and one new pledge. Omicron is very proud of her six new sisters. They are full of pep and just the kind to make loyal Alpha O.'s.
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Great was our enthusiasm when we heard we were to have a visit from our Grand President. Lucretia Bickley had told us much about her so expectations ran high. Mrs. McCausland certainly lived up to our idea of what our Grand President should be. Her charming personality won us at once. We were delighted that she brought Mrs. Darling with her. During her visit, we had our annual banquet at the Country Club. The special feature of the evening, aside from the presence of our visitors, was a clever stunt given by our freshmen.
Omicron has had another interesting visitor this year, Miss Anna Mae Stakely, who is in Y. W. C. A. work in Chile. She gave us a most interesting talk. Omicron is very proud of her sister who is doing such good work in far away South America.
In a recent contest three A. O. Pi girls won places of honor: Gene- vieve Shea, the most popular girl; Elizabeth McDonald, most beautiful girl; and Willia McLemore, girl of the sweetest disposition.
March 16th was a red letter day for U. T. That day was officially declared Field Day. A l l students and faculty members turned out to complete the new Shields Watkins Athletic Field. The girls served lunch. A million dollars appropriation for the U. T. was passed that day in the legislature of Tennessee. It was a great day for college spirit.
Easter brought a short vacation with house parties. Omicron gave a most delightful house part}' at "Sunshine," a little place up in the mountains that certainly deserves the name. It was three days of fun, infinite happiness and wholesome good time, of mountain climbing, swim- ming and dancing.
VIVIAN LOGUE, '22, Chapter Editor. KAPPA—RANDOLPH-MACON WOMAN'S COLLEGE
Rose McGuire Smith, '21 Jean Stribling, '21 Frances McFaden, '21 Mary Reed, '21
Mary Bailey Ragland, '21 Martha Craddock, '21
Lily Blanks Clarke, '24
Louise Johnson, '24 Lucille Lamar, '24 Bessie Minor Davis, '24 Amantine Gleaves, '24 Margaret Phillips, '24 Juanita McGee, '24
Pledge day at Randolph-Macon was on February 26 and Kappa wishes to introduce you to her seven new freshmen. Bessie Minor Davis and Louise Johnson are Lynchburg girls. Lilly Blanks Clarke is from Monroe, La. Juanita McGee and Margaret Phillips are both natives of Mis- sissippi. And last but not in any manner least are our two little sisters, Amantine Gleaves from Roanoke, Va., and Lucille Lamar from Mary- land. We are exceedingly proud of our pledges and we know that they are worthy of the highest ideals of Alpha Omicron Pi.
Mrs. McCausland and Mrs. Darling visited us about two weeks be- fore pledge day. Mrs. Gilmer Craddock entertained the alumnae and the active chapter, honoring Mrs. McCausland. We had a tea in The Pines for them so they could meet some of the girls from other frater-
Kathryn Hodges, '22 Eugenia Moore, '22 Christine Acree, '22 Madge Wlnslow, '23 Mary Salter, '23
Simmons Pnrdy. '22 Lenora Perkins. '22 Clara Rust. '22 Mabelle Clark. *23 Charlsle Berly. '23
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nities. Mrs. McCausland gave a most interesting and helpful talk to our local Panhellenic. We were delighted to have had them with us and hope that sometime they will he able to come back.
We are now looking forward with a great deal of interest to the inauguration of our president. Dr. D. R. Anderson. It will be on April 30th, in the morning. The May Queen will be crowned in the afternoon and the Dramatic Club will present a very attractive play that night.
College elections are being held now and excitement has reached the highest point. Student body president is to be elected on Tuesday and Kathryn Hodges is the committee nominee. Lenora Perkins has been elected president of the Y. W. C. A., and Christine Acree and Kathryn Hodges are both on the Y . W . C. A . cabinet.
EUGENIA MOORE, '22, Chapter Editor. ZETA—UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
Arlene Abbott, "21
Flo Cottrell, '21 Lucile Crapenhoft, '21 Faye Curry, '21
.lean Dow, '21
Ruth Farquhar, '21 Helen Morris, '21 Irene Smith, '21 Winifred Clark, '22 Mary Herzing, '22 Lola Haas, '22
Madeline Hendricks, '22 Harriette Ford, '22 Dorothy Abbott, '23 Mercedes Abbott, '23 Josephine Doten, '23 Jeannette Farquhar, '23 Eliza Foster, '23
Wilina Foster, '23 Marjorie Harrison. '23 Mildred Hulllnger, '23 Valora Hulllnger, '23
Helen Kirchman. '2.1 Pauline Moore, '23
Eva Murphy, '23
Elma Rodwell, '23
Ethel Weldner, '23 Dorothy Woodward. '23 Helen Walpole, '24 Carroll Cornell, pledge Vero Erwin, pledge Florence Fast, pledge Lillian Wright, pledge
There are six more girls wearing Alpha O. pins on this Nebraska campus than were at the time of our last letter. Maybe you think we're not proud of them. They are Flo Cottrell, Lois Haas, Helen Walpole, Dorothy Abbott, Eliza Foster and Elma Rodwell, initiated Sunday, March 13. We also have two new pledges, Carroll Cornell and Vero Erwin— both mighty fine girls.
Our alumnae entertained us at a wonderful dinner at the home of Mrs. Beaumont. We certainly had a good time singing our songs and talking over plans for the visit of the Grand President, who is coming sometime soon, we don't know exactly when.
We were rather disappointed when we found where the convention is to be held because several of the girls wanted to go and the distance will probably make a difference in their plans.
Wilma Foster was chosen a member of Xi Delta, the sophomore girls' honorary society, to take the place of Margaret O'Brien who was unable to return the second semester. On the Y. W. C. A. staff for next year there are to be three Alpha O.'s, Mary Herzing, Madeline Hendricks, and Valora Hullinger. The Abbott sisters, Mercedes and Arlene. are both put on the Hop Committees of their classes. The Phi Beta Kappa honors were awarded just lately and two of our girls, Helen Hayes, who finished in summer school last year, and Helen Morris, re- ceived them. The latter had an average of 96.6 per cent which was the highest. Isn't that fine?
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The Omaha Alumnae entertained some of our girls at a luncheon which they gave at the University Club. The girls stopped off for it on their way home for spring vacation and the Omaha girls, of course, were there. We certainly enjoyed it and hope that they can come down to the banquet and party, April 22nd and 23rd.
My the candy that we have been eating lately! There's a reason! Winifred Clark is wearing a Sig Ep heart and Harriette Ford, an Alpha Sigma Phi pin. And the weddings which are scheduled to occur soon! There's Faye Curry, who graduates this year, and two others, Darrina Turner and Helen Jobes, who were in school last year, and we think there are more who are not 'fessing up.
We are having the most fun with our new songbooks. Everybody likes them so well and there are some mighty good songs from all the chapters.
Evangeline Bell, '21 Margaret Day, '21
Lucile Grieg, '21 Carmelita Heffernan, '21 Josephine Olcese, '21 Eleanor Peyton, '21 Isabel Avila, '22
Verda Bowman, '22 Alice Cheek. '22 Claire Crum, *22
Jeannette Fishburn. '22 Eleanor Hichards, '23
MILDRED HULLINGER, '23, Chapter SIGMA—UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
Claire (Jeorgeson, '22 Ruth Jackson, '22 Katherlne Rhodes, '22 Virginia Booker, '23 Mabel Duperu, '23 Julia Hert, '23 Marian Ish, '23
Zoe King, '23
Helen Laldlaw, '23
Sara Thompson, '23 Sarah Anderson, '24 Anita Avila, '24 Helen Berry, '24 Hazel Brown, '24 Charlotte Hesser, '24 Elizabeth Hesser, 24 Ellen Reed, '24 Gladys Selwood, '24
There is so much to tell that it is hard to know where to begin. But first of all, let me tell you about the wonderful visit we had from Lillian McCausland. She spent a delightful week with us and we learned to love her very much and appreciated her friendly and wise counsel. It was with regret that we saw her leave, and she will always find a welcome at Sigma's door. A tea was given in her honor on the day of her ar- rival.
We recently initiated two of the loveliest girls into our chapter, Gladys Selwood and Sarah Anderson. Margaret Day is the only one who passed on into the alumnae, having received her B. A. degree last Christmas.
Our house presents a homey appearance with its new curtains and two new lamp shades, and looked lovely at our formal tea and dance on April first. It was estimated that over six-hundred people attended the tea and it was declared a huge success by all.
We were pleased to see so many alumnae present, especially Lucile Graham Boole, '19, whom we had not seen since her return from Johns Hopkins University, or since her recent marriage. We were also favored with a visit from Mary Wight Day, ex. '19, who came from Panama and spent a few weeks with her friends in Berkeley, San Francisco, and San Diego. Catherine Cox, '20, was also present, having recently re- covered from an attack of appendicitis.
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June will be a busy month as two of our girls, Francis Morris, ex.'21, and Lucile Ginoux, ex. '22, will assume the matrimonial bonds.
We are so proud of our Avila sisters; Isabel has been initiated into Sigma Epsilon Pi, the national college of commerce honor society. Anita has been assigned solo dances in Partheneia, the annual university masque, and also in "Kismet," the biggest dramatic production of the year on the campus. She has also done a great deal of dancing for the Y . W . C. A. Zoe King still continues to be one of our best workers in Y.W. C. A. work.
Our scholarship has been improving. Out of 24 sororities on the campus, Alpha O. ranks sixth. We only received a total of eight "cinches" this last week, which makes us extremely proud.
We often receive glad tidings from our six Sigma sisters who are touring the world. They last wrote us from Cairo, having spent that day going to the pyramids by the "swaying camel" method. They will stop at the Panama Canal on their return trip and visit Mary Wight Day, ex. '19. We shall be glad to welcome the girls back.
We have been trying to do some rushing, but firjd it rather difficult as final examinations are now only three weeks away. However, we hope to put our whole heart into it next semester and secure good results.
CLAIRE CRUM, '22, Chapter THETA—DE PAUW UNIVERSITY
June Morris. "21
A'evVille Hosman, 21
Edna Blcknell, '21
Mildred Betz, '21
Margaret Betz, '21
Anna Jones. '21
Elizabeth Hieb, "22
Margaret Louise W ood. '22 Golda Larkin, '23 Helen Williams. '28 Agnes Largent, *23 Wara Doty, '22 Helen Maddock. '23
Judith K . Sollenberger, '22
Lucille Allee, '23
Mary Hester, '23 Louise Bounell, '24 Louise Carter, '24 Mary Meloy, '24 Margaret Loop, '24 Mildred Panohaud, '24 Helen Wilson, '24
Louise Hauck, '23 Janice Brown. '23 Margaret Coulson. '23 Elizabeth Morrison, '23 Barbara Beeson, '23
Can you realize that it is nearly May and that soon it will be June and then—Convention! That is the word which looms large in the minds of us all. Those who can go to convention have already assumed in the eyes of the others a strange, indefinable sort of distinction. And we "older girls" who helped hold the convention here two years ago take endless delight in recounting long tales of that one strenuous and glorious week of work and fun and inspiration. If Chi has half the fun we did, then her labors will not seem hard to her.
In the meantime things—oh, lots of them—have happened. Beta Phi and Omega and Theta are now happily planning for the spring luncheon and dance to be held at Indianapolis. And before that comes our May Day—the girls' day of De Pauw—with our May Queen and her attend- ants and the pageant and the May Day play. Judith Sollenberger is page- ant chairman, and from her we glean the juicy details of the matter.
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Y. W. C. A. officers have been only recently chosen, and Barbara Beeson is on the cabinet. And a good publicity chairman she will make. Also four of our girls—Elizabeth Hieb, Agnes Largent, Barbara Beeson and Agnes Largent—are reporters on The DePauw. Besides this, Judith Sollenberger has received bids to Theta Sigma Phi. the national women's journalistic fraternity, and to Tusitala, the literary fraternity here. She is also supervising editor of the DePauw Magazine and city editor of the May Day issue of The DePauw. So you see that our activities are mostly in the dramatic and literary line.
The University itself is making great plans for the coming year—a new music school and a new men's dormitory. And it was only a few weeks ago that the ground was broken in our new athletic field. It goes without saying that we are on tiptoes for all these plans to become realities.
And now goodbye, until—convention !
JUDITH K . SOLLENBERGKR, Chapter Editor.
(This letter five days late—Fined.)
Margaret Neal, '22 Barbara Peterson, '22 Dorothy Rourke, '22 Kathryn Smith, '22 Mildred Sprowl, '22 Mildred Sullivan. '22
,Mary Arnold, '23 Beatrice Bishop, '23 Sally Clark, '23 Caroline Conant, '23 Esther Fowler, '23 Dorothy Hilton. '23
We have had such a busy time sinc2 Christmas. We dressed thirty dolls at that time for poor children of Boston. In January Marjorie Mc- Carty, freshman class president, had charge of the Hoover Drive for the starving students of Europe to which our chapter generously con- tributed. On February sixteenth we had initiation at the fraternity rooms for six of our pledges. The initiation was a success in every way; Mrs. Lambert, Professor Lambert's wife, who was there, said she had never seen an initiation go off in better form.
The first of March we moved to new and more satisfactory frater- nity rooms (there was a proverbial moving day storm!). We had our first meeting there March seventh and celebrated the event with a new chair given by the seniors and sophomores, new curtains and pillows from the juniors and a couch cover from the freshmen. >
On March twenty-first we had the fun of surprising Doris Weston, '23, and "Dusty" Holt, ex. '21, by showers, while at our next meeting we were delighted to have "Pat" O'Brien and Frances Stowe from Gamma visit us.
Edith Arnold, '21
Eleanor Atherton, '21
Ruth Bagley, '21
Lorea Jameson, '21
Louise Prescott, '21
Eunice Bassemlc, '22
Elizabeth Beattie, '22
Gladys Bryant, '22
Rosalie Cobb, '22
Ruth Eagle, '22
Gladys Harrington, '22
Mary Heald, '22
Kathleen MacDonald, '22 Eleanor Leadbeater. '23 Helen Neal, '22 Adele Russell, '23
Doris Weston, '23 Nancy Cole, '24 Marjorie McCarthy, '24 Edith McKee, '24
Sue O'Brien, '24 Mary Sears, '24 Marian Sears, '24
Miriam Brooks, '24,
Elizabeth McDermott. '24, Helen Steere, '24, pledge Bernlce Stiles, '24. pledge
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We are proud to have adopted a Near East Orphan all ourselves. The girls subscribed the necessary sixty dollars.
We had four girls on varsity basketball this year and at elections just held, Elizabeth Beattie was elected captain for next year, Eleanor Leadbeater manager, and Sue O'Brien assistant manager. We had girls on every class team this year and four on the junior class team which won the championship. At the interclass track meet to be held soon we hope some of our girls can break records which they made last year.
Eunice Bassemir has been made Senior Elector for the I.C. S. A.
Of course we are all talking convention. Because it is unusually near us this year, we want to send a big delegation. Six girls beside the dele- gate are already definitely planning on going.
Pauline Miller, '21 Madeline Bird, '21 Ruby Hackett, "21 Rachel Bowen, '21
Lilly Hersey, '21
Helen Reed, '21 Katherine Stewart, "21 Julia Gilpatrlck, '22 Achsa Bean, '22 Helena Derby, '22 Lillian Dunn. '22
Helen Furbish, '22 Gertrude O'Brien, '22
Ethel Packard, '22 Catherine Sargent. '22 Pauline Smith, '22 Frances Stowe, '22 Virginia AverlU, '23 Catherine Cary, '23 Virginia Colbnth, '23 Nadine Gellerson, '23 Rowene Hersey, '23 Marie Hodgdon. '23 Lois Mantor. '23 Mabel Peabody, '23 Gladys Willey, '23
Sarah Wlswell. '23 Marlon Day, '23
Ruth Spear, '23 Eleanor McCusker, '23 Elizabeth Ring, '23 Lorette Cloutier, '24 Alice Stanley, '24
Ruth Savage, '24 Therese Jackson. '24 Barbara Keyes, '24 Leona Reed. '24
ESTHER FOWLER, '23, Asst. GAMMA—UNIVERSITY OF MAINE
We have a new member—Lorette Cloutier, 1924. Lorette, or "Pat" as we all call her, is one of the most popular girls in the freshman class. The Operetta "The Egyptian Princess" was lately given by the Glee Club under the leadership of Madeleine Bird. Most of the principal parts were played by Alpha O's. Lorette Cloutier was the favorite slave; Rachel Bowen was the chief dancing girl; Theresa Jackson was also a dancing girl, and Achsa Bean was very clever in her interpretation of the
Alpha O's are also distinguishing themselves in athletics. In the first
girls' Varsity basketball game, four Alpha O's were among the six chosen for the "first" team. The game was a tie, and it was decided to play until one side should score. We were unfortunate enough to lose to New Hampshire State who beat us 15-13.
Dorothy Rook and Gladys Bryant of
lege to attend our initiation banquet and dance.
Derby to Delta's big dance in May. We are glad that the only two New England chapters are t h u s getting acquainted with each other.
Betty Mills, ex '20, our Alumni advisor, has announced her engage- ment to Wayland D. Towner, Alumni Secretary of Maine, Sigma Chi, 1914. Mr. Towner, otherwise known as "Pep" was voted the handsomest man in his class.
c a m e
from Jackson Col- a r e sending Helena
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Rumor has it that wedding bells are soon to ring for Helen Furbish, ex '22 and Leon Streeter, Cornell '18, Kappa Delta Rho. Alpha Chi Sigma, and several other honorary chemical fraternities, who is now con- nected with the N . Y . Experiment Station at Geneva.
We were delighted to receive visits last week from Helen Harrigan, ex '23, and Dorothy Smith ex '21, who are continuing their studies at Simmons this year.
Fannie Jean Bright, '21
Irma Mae Greenawalt, '21
Hilda Marie Goltz, '21 Rosalind Ware, '22
Margaret Weir Morrow, Elizabeth Widmayer Al- M. Thora Ludv, '23
Ruth Marlon Balcom, '21 Ruth Snyder Hlllidge, '22 Anna Gertrude Holmes, Elisabeth Stuart Ballan-Gertrude Mary Lynahan, '23
Since our last letter we initiated our pledges and after the ceremony an initiation banquet was held at the New Ithaca hotel. We had very nice talks from the alumnae present and from the girls representing the various classes. The evening ended with dancing.
Last week we pledged Carol Johnson, a mighty fine frosh and we are looking forward to her initiation. Carol is working in the Cornell Dra- matic Gub and we know she is going to do good things for Epsilon.
In the recent elections Epsilon carried off several choice pieces. Betty Pratt received President of Student Government, Dorothea Trebing was elected president of the junior class, Anita Goltz of the sophomore class and Gertrude Lynahan received presidency of the Women's Ath- letic association. Dorothea Trebing also received Raven and Serpent, which is the junior honorary society. She will live in Sage College next year by special invitation. Betty Pratt's position will also necessitate her living outside the house and we surely are sorry to have them both away from us.
Last month Gertrude Lynahan went to Bloomington, Indiana, as the junior class representative to the Women's Athletic conference held there and she returned full of praise for our chapter there. They entertained her quite delightfully and made her stay most enjoyable. Such things bring to one's mind the close bond connecting our sisters in all parts of the United States.
MARION DAY, '23, Chapter EPSILON—CORNELL UNIVERSITY
•21 geo, '23
Marie Adelaide Stanbro, Katherine Sarah Cam- *21 pion, "23
Sarah Naomi Searles, '21 Elizabeth Doty. '23 Elsie Mildred Denton, '21 Florence Foster, '23
Elizabeth F o x , "24 Anita Goltz, '24 Margaret Hlle, '24 Marjorie Kimball, '24 Ruth Ovlatt, *24
Elsie Smith, '24
Vera Yereance, '24
Carol Johnson, '24, pledge
Nellie Davenport, '21 Elsie Bernlce Blodgett, '22 Thelma Flournoy Brum-
Edith Adele Gill, '23 Alice Cramer Green, '23 Helen Mae Gsand, '23
Mary Alice O'Neill, "22 Elizabeth Pratt, '22 Araalia Shoemaker, '22
Karen Jensenius, '23 Grace MacAlpine, '23 Elizabeth Warner, '23 Dorothea Gertrude Treb-
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The fraternity study plan has been progressing very nicely and we have already had letters from several chapters and it is indeed most inter- esting to know the parts the sisters are playing in the college world about them. We hope to have more replys soon.
One of the best things of the year was that we were able to have Miss Dietz, our examining officer with us for initiation. The only thing we regretted was that her stay was indeed far too short. On the Sunday afternoon after initiation we had a small tea for the representatives of the sororities on the hill. We are all looking forward to Miss Dietz's next trip to Ithaca when we hope to be able to show her the beauties of the
There have been two sorrows to cast their shade over the brightness of the year. We were extremely shocked to hear of the death of Mrs. Donlon, the mother of Catherine, Johanna and Mary, all Epsilon girls. Last week Amalia Shoemaker was called home by the sudden death of her grandmother with whom she lived. But in the time of such great sorrow we must trust to the goodness and kindness of our Heavenly Father.
Carolyne Nethercot, '21 Alleen Daugherty, '22 Marlon Gross, '22 Marlon MacKay, '22 Meta Myers, '22
Doris Moss, '22
Dorothy Abenathy. '23 Mildred Cress, '23
Nina English, '23 Katherine Graham, '23 Helen Hawk, '23
Linton King. '28
M. AMCE O'NEILL, '22, Chapter RHO—NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Helen Brooks, '21
Dorothy Brunlga, '21
Hlldegard Relmer, '21
Kathleen Wlgginton, '21 Gladys Aurrey, '22
Harriet Mann, '22 Alice O'Leary, '23 Constance Cederholm, '22 Esther McClellan, '23
Mary Brown, '22
Jean Thompson. '23 Louise Lowry, '24 Geraldine Meek. '24
Adn Campbell, '24 Helen Thompson, '24 Loretta Sullivan, '24 Beatrice Segsworth, '24 lli-len Tonibaugh, '24
Since our last letter we have acquired a new pledge—Helen Tom- baugh. "Tommy" is a splendid addition to our peppy group of pledges; beside her work in liberal arts, she is interested in piano and pipe organ.
Meta Myers, one of our juniors, is appearing in the class play next week. Leave it to Rho to get the entire front row on that occasion!
One of our last year's girls was the maid of honor at the St. Patrick's ball at Rollo School of Mines, Missouri. We have missed Nina English, and have wished that she were with us.
We have one correction to make on our last letter—Beatrice Segs- worth held the presidency, not the vice-presidency, of the Y . W . C. A . Last week the Y. W . elections for next year's officers were held; having held the presidency and the vice-presidency this year, A. O. Pi decided to try the secretaryship this time. Helen Hawk was elected to this position. Helen is giving her junior recital in music school in two weeks, and the next week she is scheduled to give it in Kankakee. Oh yes, it's the piano Helen plays.
We had our initiation and our formal banquet on the twelfth of March. The toasts at the banquet carried out the story of Alpha's red rose—
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Seniors represented the roots, the Juniors the stem. Sophomores the leaves, and Freshmen the bud.
There has been considerable agitation lately over the sorority house question. The faculty has consented to let us rent houses, if they are available. The housing question is serious in Evanston; since each sorority on the campus wants a house, and since only four or five houses have been found, it is to be a case of drawing lots for them. Come
seven, come 'leven, for A. O. Pi! Squeeze your thumb for us. Among other plans for swelling our house fund, we are giving a bridge party the last of this month.
Our latest five pounds came from our most popular senior, Carolyn Nethercot—just yesterday. Bab is a Beta from Missouri U.—his last name is John. Question: by which name does Carolyn call him?
HELEN HAWK, '22, Chapter LAMBDA-LELAND STANFORD, JR., UNIVERSITY
The girls are all busily engaged in hanging
ing their rooms, for we have our new rooms and new roommates. We change our living quarters each quarter. There are seventeen girls liv- ing in the house including the freshmen who were allowed to move from the dormitories at the beginning of the winter quarter, due to the crowded conditions there.
At the close of the winter quarter rushing season, we pledged two new girls, Dorothy Herrington and Earlene Phelps. W e all are anxiously looking forward to their initiation which will take place very soon.
In February we enjoyed a very pleasant visit from Mrs. Lillian Mc- Causland and her friend M rs. L . M . Darling, an Alpha O from the east. They were here only three days and as we were having our final exam- inations during that time, we did not see as much of them as we would have liked.
Last quarter, was full of excitement. Look at the Lambda notes and perhaps you will be surprised too.
We are to have a short rushing season with formal bidding at close of this quarter, as there are quite a few girls entering now. We had a big Tea the middle of April and have arranged for several other social events whereby our girls and our prospective new sisters may meet.
DORIS BAILEY, '23, Chapter Editor.
Ruth McCallum, '22 Wanda McMurtry, '22 Louisa Meissner, '22 Lucy Summers, '22 Helen Watts, '22 Doris Bailey. '23 Florence Pisley, '23 OlKa Selbert. '23 Esther Tully, '23
Lois McClung, '23
Velda Hancock, '24 Norma Meades, '24 Eloween Delahoyde, '24 Jean Elmendorf, '24 Catherine Steiger, '24 Beatrice Lee, '24
Dorothy nerrington, '24 Earlene Phelps, '24
Marian Beckwith. '21 Orna Reterrath, '21 Ruth Single. '21 Carmalite Waldo. '21 Lorraine West. '21 Dorothy Winkle, '21
Blaine Adrian, '22 Gladys French, '22 Florence Hocking, '22
curtains and straighten-
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Minnie Frances Harris, Frieda Harslebarger, '22 Post Graduate. Katbryn Hughes, '22 Margaret Babcock, '21 Helen Parkinson, '22
Eliza Jane Garnean, '21 Barbara Porter, '22 Jean U. Glenn, '21 Katherine Wesson, '22 Mable Frances Henry, '21 Helen Wolfe. '22
Josephine Phillips, '23 Hester Srout, *23 Evelyn Wlssniath, '21 Pauline Farmer, '24 Charlotte Hagebush, '24 Hallette Siebert, *24
Pledges Frances Dolle, '23
Veta Holterman. '24 Gretchen Hulsebus, '22 Beulah Parkhill, '24
Ina Holterman, '21 Maurine Lants, *21 Ruth Terwilliger, '21 Esther Van Doren, *21 Esther Brauns, '22
.Elsey Gayer, '22 Mildred HolmeB, '22
Annetta Wood, '22 Vera Beau, '23 Elizabeth Brown, '23 Jean Gregg, '23 Frances Grove. *23 Dorothy Hull. "23 Mildred Lantz, '23
Spring is here with its new hats, new dresses, and its spring fever. However, Iota has some activities to report in spite of the prevalence of this spring languidness. Frances Harris, our wee post-grad, and Ruth Terwilliger were pledged Kappa Delta Pi, honorary educational fraternity. "Babs" is practicing for her senior piano recital. Ruth Terwilliger and Mable Frances Henry were named on senior class committees.
Of the juniors, Helen Wolfe led Y. W. C. A. meeting. Annetta Wood and Ruth Terwilliger are invited to a banquet given by Theta Sigma Phi for representative women of the campus, in honor of Sinclair Lewis, author of "Main Street."
Hester Srout was recently initiated info Woman's Athletic Associa- tion, and plays on the sophomore basketball team of which Frances Dolle is captain. Mildred Lautz is wearing pledge ribbons of the Alethenae Literary Society.
At present our campus is essentially interested in the Stadium drive. Our University is planning to erect a Stadium that will be a memorial to its soldiers of the great war as well as an athletic field for the stu- dents of the future. An elaborate system of canvassing the student- body, faculty, and alumnae has been worked out. Esther Van Doren is serving as chairman of foreign students. Hester Srout, Mildred Holmes,
and Annetta Wood are county chairmen. Ruth Terwilliger is delegate from the School of Education. Among those serving on committees are
Jean Gregg, Vera Beau, and Gretchen Hulsebus.
As for chapter interests, with our formal coming next Saturday, the ninth of April, we are rather full of plans. We will have dinner and dancing at the Country Club with Mrs. Van, Dean and Mrs. Chadsey, Professor and Mrs. Waldo, our patrons as chaperones. Mr. and Mrs. Higgins will be guests. We expect several of our alumnae back to the party.
Katherine Wesson and Annetta Wood are packing their grips for a week-end trip to Bloomington chapter, where, as guests of the Beta Phi girls, they will attend the district Panhellenic convention April 5 and 9.
Iota submitted a stunt-synopsis for the Y. W. C. A. stunt show which is an annual Inter-scholastic event. The next few weeks will be
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full of plans and rehearsals. We are hoping that the conclusion will be another silver cup for our mantel. Join in wishing us good luck, sisters in A. O. Pi!
ANNETTA WOOD, '22, Chapter
T A U — U NMI nVrEjoRrleS IKTidYwelOl, F'22M I NMNaErgSaOreTt AWilson, '23
Margaret Brix, '23 Margaret McHugh. '23
Myrtle Abrahamson, '21 Kathryn Bremer, '21 Irene Naggle, '21
Alice Buckley, '21
Margaret Boruni. Blanche Meade, '23 Helene Oliver, '23 Edna Schlamp. '23
Nora Rolf, '23 Rita Hegerty, '23 Janet Howry, '23
Marion Conlln, *23
Helen Gates, '23
Mae Moren, '24
Elizabeth Relnertsi-n. '24 Marie Bremer, '24 Bernice Nelson, '24
Ruth Jones, *21
FranCM Graham, '22
Elisabeth Bond, '22
Winifred Whitman, '22 Irene Frazer. '23
Zolan Kldwell, '22 Ituth Graham, '22 Lillian Klrwin, '22
Grace O'Breln, '23 Kathryn Tift. '23 Wilma Arnold, '23
Rushing doesn't begin until April 5 this year so our list of freshmen is shorter than we expect it to be a few weeks later.
Since last writing we initiated two charming girls, Elizabeth Rein- ertson and Mae Moren; as they expressed it, "the hard days are over," and we were loaned Marjorie Kidwell from Phi; thanks, Phi. We have been very fortunate this winter in winning the loving cup presented by Gamma Phi Alumnae chapter to the Sorority having the highest scholas- tic standing; and the prize given by W. A. A. for the cleverest booth at the carnival.
Social functions have been few due to the Lenten season, although we have had the Junior ball with a large number attending, a bridge party at the Leamington given by the Alumnae chapter, an April Fool's party, and are busy now with rushing teas and luncheons, planning a spring vaudeville and spring formal.
We have just closed a campaign among the actives and Alumnae for raising money for our house fund and are well pleased, expecting to either build or buy before next fall.
We have been favored with visits from the six seniors of last year's class, who are not living in the city, Lillian Tift, Marion Mann, Mildred Haugland, Dinah Graham and Louise France; the other six living here
are often with us.
Winifred Clark surprised us with her five pound box of candy one
week and the following week with a wedding announcement; Winifred doesn't believe in long engagements.
Last meeting night we were entertained by the Alumnae chapter at dinner at Margaret Taarud's home. Everyone had a lovely time.
RUTH JONES, '21, Chapter Editor.
172 TO PRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI CHI—SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Florence E . Barker. *21 Florence Burkina, '21 Genevieve Canfleld, '21 Greta B. Coe. '21
Leona Frye, *21
Eleanor Hammond. '21 Marlon Jones, '21 Marion Knapp, '21 Esther Koon, '21
Margaret Kreisel, '21 Gertrude Marks, '21 Marcia Rosbrook, '21
Nora Schreeder. '21 Ifillh Walker. I'l Gladys Ames. '22 Esther Baker. '22
Dorothy Barry. '23 Lorraine Brett, '23 Doris Knapp, '23
Mary Lutz, '23
Ruth McNees, '23 Mildred Reise, '23 Frances Canady, '24 Katherine Jenkins, '24
Ethel Hunter, '22
Myrtle Munson, '22
Ruth Sydney, '22
Marjorie Townsend, '22 Josephine Owen, '24 Beatrice Barron, '23
Chi has been very busy lately planning for convention. We look forward to meeting you all with a great deal of pleasure. We are also looking forward to the installation of the Syracuse Alumnae chapter soon after Easter. We are proud of our alumnae and very glad that
they are going to organize. The installation will give us the added plea- sure of a visit from Mrs. McCausIand.
The sophomores are busy thinking up droll knocks and stunts for the pledges during thC week of mock initiation. The climax of the week's events is the banquet at the Onondaga Saturday night.
We have been amusing ourselves of late with stunt parties given after chapter meetings. Our sophomores seem to have an infinite capa- city for getting up clever vaudevilles at short notice. This week the freshmen are to entertain us with a performance which will be one of their initiation stunts.
Chi is happy to announce a new pledge, Elizabeth M. Peifer, of Danville, Pa.
Two things have been uppermost in our minds of late, convention and our newly announced engagements. As you are hearing about con- vention from all sources I shall tell you about the engagements.
One each week has been our record for the past three weeks, ever since Ruth Sydney. '22, started it at our 'benefit by announcing her engagement to Harold Merchant, a Phi Delta Theta at Colgate. Then
the very next week, Nora Schreeder, '21. announced hers to Clive King of this city. A five pound box of candy and a diamond looked pretty nice Friday night after chapter meeting. Then Gladys Ames, '22, almost took our breath away when we were just beginning to recover from the excitement, by announcing her engagement to Arthur McCullum, an Alpha Chi Rho of the class of '16.
Our initiation was March 18. Besides the pledges, Alice Bronson, one of the founders of the local chapter which subsequently became Chi chapter, was initiated. The banquet at the Onondaga the following eve- ning was both delightful and inspiring. Afterwards, the Pi Kappa Alpha men came up from their banquet and joined us in an impromptu dance in the Hiawatha room.
Jessie Lewis, '24 Geraldlne Owen, '24
Matilda l'etrie, '24 Thelma Robertson, '24 Elizabeth Pelfer, pledge
TO DRAG MA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI
Chi sends her best wishes to all her sisters, and hopes to see many of them at Syracuse in June.
FLORENCE E. BARKER, '21, Chapter UPSILON-UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Marguerite Scholield. '22 Marian Janeck, '23 Elizabeth Love, '22 Virginia Wilson, '23
Frances Reedy, '22 Betty Rupe, '23 Emily Hershberger, '22 Adailade Brown, '24
Upsilon chapter is indeed happy and proud to announce the pledging of Esther Melby, '21, of Seattle. Esther is one of the most prominent seniors on the campus and you can be sure that the morning she stepped out with Alpha O's little cherry ribbon on her dress, we were one happy crowd of girls.
Since the last news letter we have had two lovely initiations. The last one, which was held April 1, also marked the celebration of our visit from the grand president, Mrs. McCausIand. Through her presence, increased impressiveness was added, and we realized how much Alpha O
really stands for and means to each one of us.
In compliment to Mrs. McCausIand and Mrs. Darling, Upsilon en-
tertained with a tea Thursday afternoon. Friday we held initiation at which time Helen Gray, Merle Wolfe, Swanhilde Jule, Kathleen Hay- wood, Emily Hershberger, Norma Whitesides and Esther Melby received their pins. Immediately following the initiation, a farewell banquet was given at the chapter house.
January 22, Tolo club, women's upperclass honorary society held its annual dance, at which time their senior pledges were announced. Helen Bogardus was one of the four thus honored. •
Mabel Anderson received the office of vice-president of Women's League by a unanimous vote, at the recent election.
Convention talk is now the subject of the day. Four of the girls have definitely decided to go, while two others are hoping their plans will materialize so they will be able to attend also.
We are all looking forward to the formal, which is to be held April 15, at the Seattle Yacht club, one of the prettiest dancing halls in Seattle. Many of the alumnae are to be present.
The personnel of the chapter has changed a little this quarter. Florence De Rosa graduated at the end of the winter quarter and Edna Robinson will not be able to return this quarter due to illness at home.
Helen Morford, '21 Helen Arkley, '21 Helen Fosdick, '21 Mertlce Towne, '21 Florence DeRosa, '21 Eleanor Bechan, '21 Esther Melby, '21 Helen Bogardus, '21
Lucille Ramthun, '22 Lois Wiley, '22 Florence Aitken, '22 Anna Ruth Henry, '22
Delores Neil, '22
Dorothy Redmon, *23 Lois White, '23
Ruth Jordan, '23
Ruth Baker, 23 Kathleen Hnywood, '28 Edna Robinson, '23 Bernlce St. John, '23
Mabel Anderson, '23 Edith Chapman, '23
Winnifred Fletcher, '24 Norma Whitesides, '24 Swanhllde Jule, '24 Hester Gregg. '24
Helen Gray, '24
Merle Wolfe, '24 Beatrice Wilson, pledge Helen Allen, pledge