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Published by Alpha Omicron Pi, 2015-09-17 15:28:19

1925 November - To Dragma

Vol. XXI, No. 2

130 TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI

SIGMA—UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
(No letter.)

THETA—DE PAUW UNIVERSITY

Our sixteen darling pledges are the most important things that have
happened to us this fall. We have four A O H sisters—Alaxine Carmack,
of Rockville, Illinois, Mary's sister; Ruth Phillippe, of Bicknell. who is a
sister of Carol; Alpha Williams, our own Musette's sister, f r o m Green-
castle; and Helen White, of Fort Wayne, who is the sister of Lois and
Ann. Then we have a cousin, Eva Louise Johnson, of Linton, who is Louise
and Mildred Humphrey's cousin. Eva is a sophomore, having attended
Ward-Belmont last year. There are two other upper-classmen, both
juniors from Illinois Woman's College, Lucille De Selm and Betty Land,
from Kankakee, Illinois, and Carmi, Illinois, respectively. The other
pledges are Dorothy Bowland, Kokomo. Mabel Carter, Connersville, Louise
King and Katherine Morman, Chicago. Thyra Marvel, Owensville, Cather-
ine Roe, Fort Wayne, Marjorie Walker, Monticello, Helen Wasser, Monon,
and Marguerite Winegar, Galveston.

Lorena Sloan. '27, has the lead in the musical comedy which is pre-
sented by the school and is sponsored by Phi Mu Alpha, national honorary
musical fraternity, and Mary Elizabeth Houck, '27, has the comedy lead in
the same production. Two other AOn's have been casted for parts. They
are Musette and Alpha Williams.

Musette Williams surprised us all when we came back to school by
displaying the Beta Theta Pi pin of Ormond Hammond, DePauw, '19,
linked to her A O I I pin.

Alice Reeves, our former corresponding secretary, announced her mar-
riage to Harley B. West, ex '26, Lambda Chi Alpha, at a party at the
house last week. They were married May 18, 1925, at Paris, Illinois.
Alice left school last Friday and has gone to join M r . West at Centralia,
where they will live.

Julia Meyers. Beta Phi, is in school and has affiliated with us. She is
wearing the Phi Delta Theta pin of William Tindall, '26.

Katherine Schmidt has been elected manager of the Senior soccer team.
Lorena Sloan, Clarice McKinney, Alpha Williams, and Mary Elizabeth"
Houck are in the University Glee Club.
Dorothy Baldwin and Dorothy Hays have made the staff of the school
newspaper, the DePauw.
Miriam Oilar, our chapter president, is wearing the Phi Gamma Delta
pin of William Woods, the brother of Helen and Marian Woods of the
class of 1924.

KATHERINE SCHMIDT.

DELTA—TUFTS COLLEGE

Last spring brought us fraternity camp, this fall brings us rushing, and
in between news of a glorious convention.

Camp last June (through the kindness of M r . Burrage, an A O I I hus-
band) was at a regular girls'camp on an island in Lake Winnespesauki,
N . H . With facilities for tennis, boating of all kinds, swimming, and all
those things one loves during the good summer weather, we were happy.
We slept in tents—and great was the sleep thereof—the kind one craves
after Senior Prom! We ate on the porch of a house by the water's edge—
and great was the food, thereof—the sort of food you don't get in the col-
lege dining-hall! The girls from the U . of Maine chapter were to be
our guests but arrangements could not be made in time. Joyous, indeed,
was the pleasure of knowing "Beanie," a Gamma alum, who acted as our


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companion chaperon. W i t h burned or browned cheeks, and bright eyes
W e ended the year with a huge burst of happiness.

Summer brought us convention news, round robins, and rapid-fire corres-
pondence on the subject of rushing.

W i t h last year's Senior class went a fine representation of AOn's and
because of losing so many, we feared our strength in rushing. But fool-
ish indeed were our fears. Without any attempt at self-flattery, we find
our position on campus relatively the highest. We hold many of the major
offices, have good reason to expect the scholarship cup, and have the largest
per cent of those girls who give rival fraternities that hopeless feeling
during rushing. W i t h a large and unusually good freshman class to pick
from, we feel the harmonious strength and energy of the Chapter will
bring us out on top. I suppose that when this letter is being read it will
be all over with and A O I I pledge buttons gleaming over the hearts of the
cream of the freshman class.

A n important step toward a cleaner, less nerve racking, rushing period,
we feel we have accomplished in Panhellenic by the introduction of a system
of preferential bidding.

Unless some unconceivable storm lies hidden in these cloudless skies,
we shall have royal rushing results to report in the next issue.

RUTH FIELD.

GAMMA—UNIVERSITY OF MAINE

A f t e r a carefree vacation, we are back at school full of zest for a
successful rushing season. We miss our last year's seniors and wonder what
we will do without them. "Connie" Osgood, '28, and Anna Torrens, '27, are
also among the missing ones. "Connie'' has left us for Miss Lesly's
Kindergarten School in Cambridge, Mass., and Anna is at the Conserva-
tory of Music in Boston. We wish them every success.

We were very pleased to have so many of our Alumnae back for our
first meeting. A t that time, Beulah Osgood, Gamma president, told us
all about convention and the good time she had. We certainly were envious
of her.

This year we are under very strict rushing rules. No personal rush-
ing is allowed. Each fraternity is allowed one party a week f o r four
weeks (the length of the rushing season) at which parties, men are
"minus quantity."

On Oct. 4th, under the able supervision of "Fran"' Brewer, our rush-
ing captain, we entertained thirty Freshmen at tea at the home of one of our
Bangor Alumnae, Mrs. Helen Dan forth West.

Invitations are now out for an all-day picnic to be held October 11,
at Green Lake, about twenty-five miles from here. The trip will be made
by auto and a corking time is anticipated.

Charlotte Osgood, originally of the Class of '26, is back again with us.
"Cracker" Ring, '23, and Ascha Bean, '22, are both doing graduate work
here. We are fortunate indeed to have these three Alpha O's with us this
year.

Cards have been received announcing the engagement of "Dot" Fifield,
'25, to Raymond (Fat) Lunge, '25 2 N .

Several of our younger alumnae spent the summer abroad namely:
Ruth Spear, "Pat" O'Brien, Molly Perkins and "Jackie" Jackson.

Frances Brewer is president of Mount Vernon House.
Helen Peabody is Associate Editor of the Prism, the Junior Year Book.
Olevia Newcomb, "Eddie" Bartlett, "Fran" Fuller, Helen Peabody and
"Bobbie" White, are all out for hockey.
Serena Wood and Clara Peabody are on the Y . W . Board.
So you see, we're quite busy way "down East" here, and are looking
forward to a wonderful year. We leave a splendid class of Freshmen and
good prospects for rushing.

FRANCES FULLER.


TO DRAG MA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI

EPSILON—CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Once more we are in the midst of a busy rushing season. Everything
is progressing very satisfactorily under the excellent management of Peg
Johnson. The Frosh class this year was held down to a certain num-
ber so those who were able to enter must be of the best. We are hoping
for the best possible results. Violet Ransome, of the class of '25, is an
excellent rusher and is back for the rushing season. We are more than
glad to have her for she works patiently from morning until evening doing
things for the house, helping with favors and all sorts of things.

Gertrude Linnahan, '21, was back to help us last week. Flo Foster,'24,
will be here this week. We are hoping Elsie Smith, '24, will be here
third week. Gladys Burgess, a Frosh last year, has a leave of absence—
she also helped us last week. Best of all, we have Betty Neely, who is
assistant to the Dean of Women, to turn to, in time of trouble. She helps
us whenever we have perplexing problems and we certainly owe much to
her.

Mrs. Tinker is our new chaperon. She is awfully interested in the
house and we have her loyal support.

Frances P. Eagan, President of Women's Student Government As-
sociation, is back, not only doing much to make student government a
success, but also, is giving every extra minute to aid in making this one
of the best rushing seasons ever.

Frances Mount is another loyal supporter of Student Government.
She is President of the Sophomore Class.

Ella Behrer, Bebe Stow, and Muriel Drummond are presidents of
outside houses.

Carmen Schneider, chairman of the Grandmothers' Committee, was
busy the first few weeks helping the poor freshmen find their grand-
mothers, whose duty it is to make their freshman's first year as pleasast
as possible.

Helen Worden is on the Y.W.C.A Cabinet this year. She, also, is an
active and ever busy church worker.

Dorothy Harris and one of the Seniors are very interested doing
Red Cross work in the slums of Ithaca.

Betty Michael and Johanna Buecking are rehearsing for one of the
first plays to be given on the campus.

M i k k i Wilson is working hard, as she usually is, on a Graphic Com-
petition.

Muriel Miller is back after a leave of absence and is living in an
apartment with her brother and sister.

Anita Goltz, '24, was back the week-end we had completed registering.
We expect she will be back to visit us again soon. She is teaching in
Buffalo this year.

Marion Staples, '25, who is now Mrs. John Fcssler Haller, is living
in Burlington, Vermont.

Marjorie Kimble Gephart has moved from Auburn to Pittsburg.
Dot Johann and Hilda Wilson are doing chemical work in hospitals,
Dot in Philadelphia and Hilda in New York City.
Veronica Brown is doing graduate work at Columbia in medicine.
But most important of all, we must not forget our fraternity presi-
dent, "Maddie" Koby and the report she brought back from Convention.
She, with the aid of Elizabeth McAdam, has told us much about con-
vention till it almost seems as though we were all present. They have
instilled the hope and desire that we may all attend some day.

L. DALE DAVIS.


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RHO—NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

The first and foremost event of autumn always has and always will
be, of course, rushing. A t Northwestern, rushing is a very concentrated
affair lasting six days during which time each sorority is permitted to
hold seven parties. As we have no sorority houses as yet, we have to hold
our parties in the homes of the different members of the chapter. We
bring all our rushees to and from all the parties by automobile, so rushing
season is a "rush" in every sense of the word. We emerged very trium-
phantly from the melee with fourteen very attractive piedges. Our new
freshmen are: Ellen Hood, Eleanor Hintou, Margaret Haire, Grace Lan-
guth, Theodora Johnson, Mary Paschen and Phyllis Voorhies of Chicago,
Eleanor Raymond of Evanston, Estelle Swigart of Wilmette, Harriet Rey-
nolds of Bedford, Iowa, and Virginia Snook from Davenport, Iowa. We
also pledged two sophomores, Margaret Wolf and Josephine Hahn of Chi-
cago. We are now looking forward to the laurels which we feel confident
these girls will bring home f o r A O I I . Margaret Haire has distinguished her-
self by the very clever drawings she has submitted to the "Purple
Parrot," Northwestern's humor magazine.

The program of our Mother's Club is in f u l l swing again. A t pres-
ent they are engaged in getting the linen ready for house-to-be. In the
latter part of October they are planning to conduct a rummage sale, by
which we expect to transform old furniture and clothing into lamps and
davenports for our house. The rummage sale is an annual affair. Last year
the Mothers' Club took it out of our hands and conducted it themselves.
They were so successful that they are doing the same thing this year.

Just before Commencement last year, Margaret MacKay was elected
to Phi Beta Kappa. We feel that we are justly proud of Margaret, f o r
in addition to making Phi Beta Kappa Margaret graduated from college in
three years, and was awarded a woman's " N ' . ' To receive an " N " a girl
must have been a member of various athletic teams during her college
course. A few years ago Margaret's sister, Marion, was also elected a
member of Phi Beta Kappa. We are hoping the MacKay family will con-
tinue to keep us supplied with-Phi Betes. Agnes Biesmeier, another of
our outgoing seniors, has secured a position on the Physical Education
staff at Vassar College. Just before the close of school, Dorothy Tinley,
one of our Sophomores was elected as representative of all sophomore wo-
men on the Student Council.

Then to cap the climax of the year, we held our annual house party
at Lake Geneva. Houseparty is an affair to which we look forward all
year, for it is the only chance we have to all live together. Every year as
soon as finals are over we all set out for house party. Sometimes we go
in cars and sometimes we go on the train. The all-important thing is to
get there. House party is always very democratic, the most dignified senior
doing as much work as the most harum-scarum freshman. This year
twenty-one of us were able to go, and between swimming, boating, hiking
and just sitting around doing nothing we all get acquainted with each
other and go back to school f o r Commencement feeling as i f we had not
really known each other before.

As to our house we are beginning to feel rather hopeful. The plans
were completed last June and now they are removing the old houses from
the site of the quadrangle. Ground-breaking is to take place on Home-
coming Day, October 31, and the houses are to be completed within a
year. I t is at last beginning to seem a reality for we are now busy earning
money for the furniture.

DOROTHY SPEIRS.


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LAMBDA—STANFORD UNIVERSITY

We are always late in the year getting started as fall registration is
not until October 1. Everything is at last in running order and we are
ready for a new year which has every indication of being a successful one.

There are sixteen girls in the house this quarter which is an average
number f o r Lambda. There are eight old girls back and eight new girls who
are making things hum with their enthusiasm.

Alice Lundberg has returned after a year's absence. We are sorry that
Helen Chapman and Frances Hadenfeldt will not be registered this quarter.

Our biggest thrill this quarter has been our new chapter room
which is resplendent in its red satin and ivory paint.

Laura Hamelin, formerly our alumnae adviser has gone to Kansas.
Her place will be taken by Velda Berry.

Our house is under new management this year. We have combined
with the local chapters of Delta Gamma and Kappa Alpha Theta in hiring
a woman to take charge of the management of our houses. We have
found it very successful so far as it takes the drudgery and unpleasant
responsibility of hiring servants and so forth off the shoulders of the girls.

WANA KEESLING.

IOTA—UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

Here we are at the close of a most successful rushing season, with
some of the darlingest pledges found anywhere in the university. We have
heard the remark that we have the best looking pledges on campus. They
are Edith Armstrong, Kokomo, Indiana; Katherine Caughlan, Kokomo,
Indiana; Dorothy Hall, Oak Park, Illinois; Ethel Hull, Chicago, Illinois;
Catherine Lawlass, Chatsworth, Illinois; Emma Morrison, Columbus, Wis-
consin; Ruth Pouk, Chicago, Illinois; Eleanor Steinert, Chicago, Illinois;
Priscilla Wilcox, Champaign. Illinois, and Esther Wirtz, Chicago, Illinois.
They have started into all activities offered for freshmen and are very
promising. Saturday, October 10, there is to be a dance given in the
chapter house in honor of the pledges. The house will be decorated with
chrysanthemums, a symbol of Homecoming at Illinois.

Our home has been newly redecorated and with the addition of a new
parlor suite it offers a very attractive appearance. The house is not large
enough to accommodate everyone so some of the sophomores are living in
an annex.

This year the girls are out to win cups. The first chance was the
selling of Homecoming stamps and although we did not win the cup we
ran for a very close second. Betty Rennen, '26, was chairman of stamps,
and Wilma Law, '28, was on the committee. A stunt has been submitted
for the Homecoming show and we have high hopes of winning. Leonie
McLaughlin, '27, is on the Chrysanthamum committee.

We have two new good-looking cars among the AOn's. Betty Rennen
is the owner of a new Chrysler 6 roadster and Florence Leete has a Nash
roadster.

Convention certainly was a grand success and we are all so interested
in the many new ideas which our President brought back with her.

Jane Louise Brown,' 26, is Woman's Editor of the Daily Illini. I t is
an office of great honor and no one is better suited for the position than
our own President. She was recently elected secretary and treasurer of
the Student Council at Illinois.

Leonie McLaughlin has returned f r o m her trip to Europe and has
many interesting experiences to relate.

WILMA LAW


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TAU—UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

We've been the very busiest sort this last part of 1925. First of all
and best of all, in retrospect, is convention. We had just the most joy-
ous sort of merry times with you all, and Tau girls have not yet finished
ecstacising. We wish Minnesota could become the annual playground of
Alpha O for then we should have you ever and ever so often.

After the usual fall rushing upheaval we proudly proclaim the results
as the most splendid collection of enthusiasm, pep, and personality ever
known. Our new pledges are, Grace Hagland, a sister. Alice Gates, an-
other sister, Margaret Lange, another sister—you see we were thrice
blessed this year, Margaret King, Helen Rask, Margaret Mclntyre, Helen
McCartney, Evangeline Nary, Marguerite Lentner. Elizabeth Hostetter,
and Carmen Frazee. Dorothy Miller has come back from foreign parts
to repledge AOn, and Eleanor Bellaire, Esther Michaelis, Alice Laskey,
and Hazel Hitchcock swell the list to fifteen pledges. Alva Prouty is our
new initiate. ...

The girls are prominent in campus activities. Lulu Hanson was
elected Vice-President of the Senior girl's organization, Cap and Gown,
and Kathryn Haven has just been appointed to the Y.W.C.A. Sophomore
Commission. Margaret Dresler made Masquers, the dramatic club, and
Hazel Hitchcock has been elected Vice-President of the Aquatic League.
Alice Lasky. Eleanor Bellaire, and Cadierine Pratt are members of the
Aquatic League. Dorothy Womrath is on the Senior Advisory Council,
and Peggy King has been appointed on the All-University Homecoming

Committee. -it.
We have a charming new housemother, Mrs. Alice Whitten, with whom
all the girls have fallen in love. Just recently we gave an All-University
tea to introduce her to the campus and to honor Joanna Carver Colcord,
who has come into our midst. Besides being the Executive Secretary of the
Minneapolis Family Welfare League she is a member of the Sociology fac-
ulty at the university. Mary Ellen Chase was with us in the receiving line
so we were doubly honored that day.
With the football season has come a whirl of social events. Open
Houses. Pledge party, and Bazaar dance. We are wonderfully pleased
with the reputation we have won, that of being the most hospitable hostess-
es on the campus.

MARY VIRGINIA (ICODMAN.

CHI—SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

Chi is very glad to announce the pledging of Alice Foote, '27, and the
initiation of Alice and Mary Brill, '28. This year we are welcoming into
Chi. five lovely pledges, Thelma Casey, Westfield, N . J.; Marion Sin-
clair, Boston, Mass.; Elizabeth Sadelmyer, Syracuse, N . Y . ; Jean Lock-
wood, Hartwick, N . Y., and Grace Stowell, Syracuse, N . Y.
Chi alumnae who were with us for rushing are, Esther Baker, 22,
Helen Howalt, '25, Esther H i l l , 20, Nora Knight King, '21, Emily Tar-
bell, '16, and Jessie Lewis Rice, 24. .

Chi is glowing in the reports of convention which Cordelia Vance

brings us. She makes us wish that we might have gone too, and met our

sisters from each chapter.

There are many events of importance which happened before convention.

Helen Lutz. '27, was made assistant business manager of the Daily

Orange and of the Phoenix.

Carol Kendall, '27, was made associate editor of our year book. I he

Onondagan.
Mary Harper, '27, was elected to Sigma Upsilon Alpha, the honorary
architectural fraternity; Mary was then elected secretary of this society.


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Norma Baker, '28, was elected assistant art editor of the Phoenix.
Marion Moody, '28, was elected treasurer of the Y.W.C.A and also
made the class baseball team.
Catherine Latimer, '26, was elected to Pi Lambda Theta, honorary
pedagogical society.
According to Chi tradition the sophomores entertained the seniors at
a dinner on board the Good Ship Alpha O as they started on their jurney
last June.

MARION MOODY.

UPSILON—UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

After the strain of rushing teas, dinners and luncheons we are settling
down to the routine of classes, study and week-ends. However, the strain
of rushing is more than made up for by the seven new pledges, who have
already made a place for themselves in the house.

Phyllis Walker, a sophomore from Sweet Briar is a true Southern
girl, and we love her tiny accent. Winona Flanders is from Portland, Ore-
gon, and is an accomplished violinist. Irene Baker comes to us from South-
ern Washington, from White Salmon, near the Columbia River, where she
was president of the high school body. Thelma McCart is from Pt.
Angeles, a vivacious girl who spends much of her time outdoors—we are
mighty glad to have Thelma. Roberta Mudgett is from Tacoma and has
hosts of friends on the campus who were her former classmates at high
school. Lucille De Hart is from Blackfoot, Idaho, where she was active
in high school affairs. Lucille is going to major in art. Margaret Stitt,
a Seattle girl, completes the list. Margaret is in the college of Home Ec-
onomics and with her happy "grin" and pep—we predict she will make a
success on the campus.

We are all glad to have Frances Dodds from Alpha Sigma with us this
year. Anita Mayrand and Dorothy Dickinson who went to Alpha Sigma for
Spring quarter last year are again with us. We missed Sue Scofield
during rushing—she went to assist with rushing at Oregon.

MARGARET BARE.

NU KAPPA—SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY

The university rushing rules have been revised this year and everyone
is eagerly looking forward to the outcome. According to the new ruling
no sorority or fraternity can pledge until nine weeks after the beginning
of school, and then only upperclassmen may wear the colors. We cannot
entertain freshmen so our rush parties are on a rather smaller scale than
before. We may pledge freshmen at the end of the year.

Nu Kappa is occupying a new apartment in University Park and we
are enjoying it so very much. We only wish that the girls who left us
last year could enjoy it with us.

Three of our girls—Norma Pendleton, Artie Lee Sypert. and Doris
Dowling made a trip through western and northern United States this
summer and they have reported some wonderful experiences. They spent
six weeks in summer school in Berkeley, where they made excellent rec-
ords, scholastically and otherwise.

Last spring one of our pledges, Margaret Rasco, was married to
"Buddy" Ausburn, a Phi Delta Theta from S.M.U. In September an-
other of our pledges, La Maie Robinson, was married to Bill Shields. We
miss both of these lovely, lively girls, but at the same time we are very
glad for them.

Billie Smith was elected secretary of the Sophomore class at its re-
cent re-organization meeting. N u Knappa is happy to be represented in
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A O n initiation will be held soon. We can hardly wait to bring these
adorable girls into the active chapter. We are so sorry to lose our Alumni
Advisor, Mrs. Harvie Branscomb. who has moved to Duke University.
We wish her great happiness and success in her new home.

During rush season in O.U., Ethel Mae Whitaker and Norma Pendleton
visited X i chapter. They report a delightful time with these "younger
sisters." Olive Mae Hamer from X i is with N u Kappa this year and we
are indeed pleased to have her with us.

NUMA ABLOVICH.

BETA PHI—UNIVERSITY OF INDIANA

September with its tinge of sadness at leaving home and its gay ex-

citement of "going away to school," and new clothes and new people, has

left us a little sobered; and now we're wondering what has happened to

us during those first four turbulent weeks of school which wasn't really

real school at all.

First of all, we must relay the glad news that we have a 'just-as-good-

as-new" home in which to live. Mrs. Chase, our very capable house-

mother, superintended its refurnishing and redecoration during the sum-

mer. Now it is considered one of the most charming houses on the campus

and we all love it.
W i t h such a home as a background, rush, with all its darling parties
(planned by Judy Jenkins, our rush captain) was a great success. We now
now have nineteen new pledges of which we are inordinately proud. They
are: Katheryn Hoadley, Katherine Blough, and Daisy Hinkle of Bloom-
ington; Loretta Hulman, Miriam Combs, and Georgia Bopp of Terre
Haute; Thora Johnson, Gary; Ellen Stott, Frankfort; Mary Elizabeth
Johnson, Indianapolis: Edna Sheets, Indianapolis; Pearl Koegel, Fort
Wayne: Bernice Coffin. Monticello; Ruby Linley, Union City; Mabel
Brown, Summitville; Sarah Barron, Angola; Jean Katherine Green, Pekin;
Gail Glen, New Albany; Mildred Bodine, Covington; Maude Arther, Craw-
fordsville.
On Saturday morning, September 19th, seven pledges from last se-
mester were initiated into our fraternity and are now at last in f u l l fel-
lowship in AOn. These girls are: Marjorie Uecker and Roma Anderson
of Gary; Dorothy Bennett, Fort Wayne; Charlotte Shaw, Bloonungton;
Peg Coombs, Crawfordsville; Ethel Mae Mobley, Summittville; and
Catherine Goss of Detroit, Mich. •
Dorothy Clarke, '26, was mysteriously invited to Dean Wells home
last week and came home wearing Mortar Board pledge ribbons. There
was general rejoicing and Dorothy richly deserved her new honor. _
Our first house dance is to be November 7. We can hardly wait
to have all the campus discover how lovely our house is.
Last Sunday afternoon, Beta Phi launched a new idea. I t was the

giving of afternoon teas for the pledges, who are not able to move m. I t
was a complete success and we're beginning to feel that we know our new
girls. A glowing grate fire and soft lights and a common purpose in
the hearts of fortv-five girls is very inducive to good fellowship.

\ r v i A N ELLIS.

ETA—UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

From all indications Eta chapter is going to enjoy one of the most
successful years in its history. To start the year off. we pledged eleven
darling girls. Since there will be only three graduating seniors in June
we feel that this number is splendid. .

Our house is entirely redecorated which gives a new brightness to
all the rooms. The down-stairs was redecorated also; the woodwork
was painted in old ivory and mahogany which lightens the whole aspect.


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Many of our girls are entering into activities of various sorts. Edith
Vaughan is on the Badger board (the Badger is our college year book),
and through her, many of the girls expect to get positions on the staff.
We have several excellent swimmers who wc hope will make Dolphin
Club. Carol De La Hunt and Mildred Engler are in Wisconsin Players.
Mildred Engler is also chairman of the committee for Home Coming
Decorations. Jimmie Hughes is chairman for the Junior Advisors and
chairman of stunt night for W . A . A .

We have already had our pledge party and expect to have many
more parties this season. There is to be a Hallowe'en party on the thirty-
first of October with the appropriate decorations of pumpkins and black
cats. October fourth we had an "open house'' and introduced all our
pledges to fraternity men.

Our new chaperon is a charming Southern woman, who adds much
to the cheerfulness of our house.

Saving the best for the last, we were fourth of all the sororities in
scholarship this last year. This report was just published. Each semester
the sororities and fraternities are listed in order of their scholarship.
We are very proud of this last achievement because it shows the splen-
did co-operation of the girls in trying to do their very best for Eta.

JEAN JEWELL.

ALPHA PHI—MONTANA STATE COLLEGE

Could anything be a more wonderful climax at the end of a strenuous
week of rushing, than to pledge twelve very desirable girls? Alpha Phi
proudly introduces to her sisters, Mary Milles, Gertrude Simons, Judith
Ropes, and Marie Bowers of Helena, Bernice Meloy, Great Falls; Arleda
Allen. Rapelji; Marcella Schneider, Three Forks; Jeanette Taylor, Boul-
der ; Edna Tait. Whitehall; Bernice Crane, Genieve Robinson and Vivian
Baker of Bozeman, all gloriously happy to be little sisters of Alpha Omicron
Pi. Judith Ropes is a sister of our Dorothy Ropes while Jeanette Taylor
is a cousin of Mary Stranahan.

Everyone is interested in rushing rules of other schools. For a long
time those at M . S. C. were inadequate. This year the period was short-
ened to one week, all parties to end at 7.15. No sorority could spend
more than $75. this sum to include personal rushing and flowers. These
rules to be enforced by convincing penalties. The success of these rules
is evident when I say that never has there been a finer spirit of sports-
manship and fair play than that shown by the five National Sororities at
M . S. C. this year.

During the summer two of our girls became brides: Harriet Nord-
strom was married at her home in Big Timber to Robert Kimmons. The
wedding of Margaret Conkling to Carrol Donohue was beautiful in in-
dividuality and simplicity.

This year is truly a record one f o r Alpha Phi. We have welcomed
back our Alta Atkinson who has been absent two long years. Under
her guidance as president, I know that we will accomplish a great deal.
Up in our dormitory are seven lively sophomores almost too lively for
the comfort of those in the bedrooms below. Besides all of this we have
a most remarkable house manager in Elizabeth Hart. Truly Alphi Phi
has shaken Old Man Trouble from her shoulders and now prances lightly
towards a promised goal.

MARY ALICE POWERS.

NU OMICRON—VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
Wc are all very busy now and naturally very much excited over rush-
ing, especially since we are living in a sorority house this year. We feel
sure that no one could make us a better house-mother than Mrs. McKee,
who is the mother of one of our own girls. There are ten girls living


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in the house, one of whom we are especially glad to welcome back, Maleita
Everett, who has been away from us two years.

Panhellenic has ruled that rushing season be shortened this year, and
consequently, we shall pledge earlier than usual. October 14 we had an
old fashioned tea for our first rushing affair, with invitations, costumes,
decorations, etc., in keeping with the idea. A f t e r the tea we entertained
the mothers and friends of the sorority with a house-warming, when our
new house was thrown open to them. We were very much delighted at
that time to receive a number of lovely gifts f o r our new home.

The next week we had personal dates with our rushees. and on
October 12, we expect to give our final party. We are all working hard
during rushing season, and hope to have some fine, new freshmen on
pledge day.

Three of our girls, Jane Beasley, Louise Craig, and Corinne Tanksley,
have been elected to Lotus-Eaters, the sophomore social club, and three
others, Maleita Everett, Frances McKee, and Frances Beasley, to Bachelor
Maides, the junior-senior social club. Anne Trice is also president of Bach-
elor Maides this year.

We are very much interested in the Vanderbilt Semi-Centennial Cele-
bration, which is to be held October 15, 16, and 17, and especially
in the pageant, in which most of the girls will take part. We have a new-
Dean of Women at Vanderbilt, Dr. Ada Bell Stapleton, of whom we hav«
already become quite fond.

We have had glowing accounts of Convention from our girls who
attended, and wish we could all have been there.

CAROLYN WILLIAMS.

PSI—UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
No letter.

PHI—UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
Rush week is over and we are finally settling down to something like
studying. We came back a few days early as usual in order to get ready
for rushing. We are quite delighted with our new house-mother, Mrs.
J. D. Ritchey of Kansas City, although we were very sorry to lose Mother
Hoffman.
We had a glorious rush week this year even it was shortened to three
days instead of the four we have had before. We were also limited to
three meals, two dinners and one luncheon. But limited time and few
meals didn't bother us at all for we came out with colors flying and
much rejoicing.
You would rejoice with us too, i f you could see our fourteen wonder-
f u l pledges. They are: Lenore Bird, Dorothy Roswell, and Ruth Elledge,
Kansas City; Elizabeth Fryer, Leavenworth; Louise Carney, Baxter
Springs; Marguerite Laptad and Frances Wilson, Lawrence; Alice Ward,
Washington; Vera Faye Stoops, Smith Center; Lorene Squire. Harper;
Ura Frickey, Oberlin; Julia Eckle. Douglas; Eva House, Elgin; anil
Violet Knapp, St. Joseph.
Maxine Clark, '28, was initiated September 13, just as soon as the
first rush was over.
Phi was unusually fortunate this year in having fourteen alumnae
come back to help her rush. I t was surely splendid of the girls to help
us so much.
Evelyn Starr, '24, was married on October 3 to Joe Bloomer, Phi
Kappa.
Several more of our girls are teaching this year. Jacqueline Gilmore,
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Mary Rose Barrons is teaching in the high school at Independence. Mis-
souri ; Katherine Koons is at La Cygne, and Eva Druinm is with us here
at the high school in Lawrence.

A l l the new activities that are claiming our time! Alice Ward and
Elizabeth Fryer were chosen members of the Glee Club this year and
Marjorie McKelvy, who belonged last 3'ear, will be active this year; Lorene
Squire and Thora Collins are members of the cast for the annual fashion
show; Isadore Douglas was taken into the Home Economics club; Betty
Bolinger is president of the Mathematics club; Gladys Filson and Gert-
rude Searcy are on the staff for our annual, the Jayhaivker and Frances
Smith was elected to the Jay Janes, the women's pep organization.

Lorene Squire, one of our pledges, had an article published in the
September issue of the Nature Magazine. It was also reprinted in the
Literary Digest as one of the six best nature articles of the month.

Betty Bolinger is Basketball manager and Marie Isern is Track
manager for the Woman's Athletic Association. Phi chapter has also
signed up for the Intramural Basketball tournament to be played the
first week in November.

GERTRUDE SEARCY.

OMEGA—MIAMI UNIVERSITY
Desipte the fact that in the senior class we have lost some very
charming girls, the rest of us are happy to be together again after the
summer vacation. I t really does one good to see the amount of en-
thusiasm and interest each girl brings back with her. However, the many
activities of rushing week call for all of this pent-up energy and enthus-
iasm. This year preferential bidding was introduced at Miami and each
sorority on the campus adhered to this form of rushing. A l l in all, it
proved to be a very successful plan and all the girls seem well pleased
with the results. We are happy to introduce to you eleven darling pledges
and we wish you could know them as we do; they are: Lois King,
sister to Mildred, New Madison, Ohio; Arvilla Bayman, Greenville, Ohio;
Mildred Morris. Newcastle, Ind.; Elizabeth Greiner, Leipsic, Ohio; Gladys
Herrly and Marjorie Dunn, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mary Baker, Brookville,
Ind.; Virginia Senseman; Ruth Jordan, Los Angeles, Cal., and Margaret
Pflug. Masilon, Ohio.
Mildred King and Martha Fishpaugh, '25 arc teaching at New Madison,
Ohio, high school.
Frances Ivins is getting her Master's at the University of Cincinnati.
She writes that she is enjoying her work but that U.C. can't compare with
Miami, and we believe her.
schooMl.arcella Wilson is instructor of A r t at the Terre Haute, Ind. high
schooCla. therine Trowbridge teaches Home Economics at the" Piqua high
Cleon Johnson is attending the University of Chicago where she expects
to obtain her Master's this year.

BERNADETTE WINTER.

OMICRON PI—UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Now that swimming suits and tennis rackets have become relics of a
by-gone summer, we are putting all our pep and enthusiasm into school
activities. We came back September 11 and started right in rejuvenating
the house in preparation for that most essential operation—rushing. We
splashed paint around—now and then getting it on the furniture, but mostly
on ourselves—made drapes and couch covers, and tried to cover pillows. But


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our struggles were more than rewarded by five dandy pledges. May I
introduce them to you ? They are: Helen Boughey, a peppy representative
of Traverse City; Ruth and Jane McBride, two charming sisters from
Butkr, Pennsylvania and cousins of Emma Jacobs; and Ruth Palmer, tal-
ented and full of fun, and June Davis, sweet and demure, both from
Detroit.

We have already had our pledge tea and are going to give a pledge
dance on October 30th. So, everything considered, we think we are
pretty good to our little pledges. Sometime when one of them is brushing
down the stairs, I ' l l ask her what her ideas are on the subject!

Everyone is going out strong this year for campus activities. Indeed,
we couldn't do otherwise even i f we so desired because our whiz of a
president, Jeanettc McColl, keeps us up on our toes every minute. T r y -
outs are beginning to come along, so we are attempting to act, sing, write,
or debate ourselves into the respective organizations.

Irline Ewing was elected Women's Editor of the Michiganensian, is
a member of the Mandolin Club, and is on the Y.W.C.A. cabinet.

Helen Whipple was elected president of Black Quill, a literary so-
ciety.

Masques and Mummers, dramatic societies; Athena and Portia, de-
bating organizations; Theta Sigma Phi, honorary journalistic society;
campus publications; and Choral Union and Glee Club, all have repre-
sentatives from Alpha O.

The number of engagements, marriages, and divorces is rather slim
up to date. We can only hope for better results in the future. However,
two of our alumnae have recently joined the ranks of newly-weds. Nan
Gabler of Sarnia, Ontario was married in September to Frederick Sparrow,
an Alpha Sigma Phi. And Bea Hoek became Mrs. Charles Finley just a
week or so ago.

MARJORIE WEBER.

ALPHA SIGMA—UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

With eleven new pledges and another house to live in, Alpha Sigma
has started fall semester feeling that nothing is impossible. The whole house
has been put on an organized basis, with the help of Marion Janeck and
Sue Scofield of Upsilon, and Lilian Force of Lambda, who were here to
assist us in rushing. Eleanor Kilham. '24, came up from Portland f o r
rush week; we still depend upon her f o r artistic ideas in decorating and
need her to help execute the plans. Eleanor gave us some parchment
shades that she had made, and they have the place of honor above the
mantel. Laura Kilham, ex-'26. came back for rushing, although she will
not be able to attend school. She arranged a buzzer system of calls, so
that there will be a minimum of noise in the house during quiet hours.
The system is a variation of "shorts" and "longs." from "one short" for
Alice Dorman to "four longs for Frances Woods.

Caroline Page of Upsilon came up from Portland for two week-ends
to help us rush and to stimulate us with iier presence. Dorothy Cash,
'24. added to the excitement by announcing her engagement to Leo Munly,
which flooded the house with red roses, satisfied our craving for choc-
olates, and thrilled us very early the next morning with a serenade by the
Kappa Sigs.

Edna Biles. '25, is teaching about four miles out of Eugene, in a country
high school. She came in several times during rush week, much to our
satisfaction. Mary West, ex-'27, is doing newspaper work in Salem, but
she took enough time off to stay with us pledge week-end. Laverna Spitz-
enberger, '25, is teaching in the same town, and spent the week-end with
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Elizabeth Ward, '27, is back with us again after a year spent at the
University of California. Jane Dudley, '26, also came back.

Five new girls are wearing Alpha O pins. They are Dorothy Mielke,
Vivian Eiker, Catherine Dorns, Marian Barnes, and Vernita Saunders.

Our pledges are Karla, Henrietta, and Ruth Hansen from Nebraska;
Helen Lynn Jackson of Oklahoma; Lillian Hasbrouck of New York
City; Leota Bennehoff from Eagle Valley, Oregon.; Carol Clark of San
Diego, Cal., and Agnes Palmer, Catherine Mayhew, Roma Whisnant, and
Frances Woods from Portland.

Virginia Esterly has been with us twice during the past week, but
her duties as dean of women will not allow her to give us as much time
as we would like. Dora Minor aided us materially during rushing with
various loans, including silverware.

Our house mother, Mrs. Abrams, gave us an attractive chair to help
furnish the house. We appreciate the g i f t , but most of all that she is with
us again this year.

JANE DUDLEY.

XI—UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
The happy, exciting, but rather strenuous days of rushing are over.
From Monday until Wednesday there was a continuous round of bridge
parties, luncheons, and breakfasts.
We were so glad to have with us during rush, Natalie Warren, a sister
of our Grand President; and Nell Fain of N u Omicron, also Norma
Pendleton and Ethel May Whitaker of Nu Kappa. They were a wonder-
ful help to us. We pledged three wonderful girls and were proud to have
them wear Alpha O colors. They were: Kathcrine De Puy, Tulsa,
Okla.; Ula Maie Slead, Purcell, Okla.; and Eula Sheldon, Perry, Okla.
Oklahoma has a new pre-registration system of rushing, which start-
ed one week before registration. This new experiment is working out
very successfully.
We are glad to have with us this year, Algene Childs, initiated, and
Kathcryn Douglas, a pledge, f r o m N u Kappa.
The pledges are enthused over school activities. Ula Maie Slead and
Eula Sheldon have tried out for Glee Club; Katheryn Douglas has made
Cub's Club, honorary journalism society; while Katherine De Puy has
gone out f o r Y.W.C.A., Woman's League, and Social Service Work.

GENEVIEVE BACON.

PI DELTA—UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

Pi Delta feels that this is going to be a great year. We have at last
been able to rent a house for our chapter. After trying all year to find
an available house in College Park, we were unsuccessful. But just two
days before the girls arrived at school we found just the house we wanted.
I t is situated near the campus, yet somewhat secluded, surrounded by a
lovely lawn and trees. The plan of the house is just ideal for a fraternity
house. The fire-place in the living room, the glassed-in sleeping porch,
the wide front porch and the kitchen are some of the most popular features.
Although there are only ten girls living in the house now, we expect to
have nearly all of the chapter living together next semester. The joy
of having a sorority house and of living with your own sisters can
never be imagined but must be experienced.

We had our first rush party in our house and were so proud to
write on the invitations ( i n big letters) "at the AOn house." I t was a
"get-acquainted party" for all of the eighty-four new girls, in the form
of a Japanese tea with lanterns and parasols f o r decorations and tea
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. We tried something new this year by giving, in the gymnasium, the
first fraternity subscription dance. Although the weather was terrible we
made over a hundred dollars, so we feel that it was successful. We hope
to make it an annual event.

We were just as pleased as surprised when Lillian Ernest, our
president of 1924, came to visit us in our house. Lillian has been abroad,
studying at O x f o r d this summer.

One of our good sisters, on September 8, visited the "Little Church
Around the Corner" and incidentally changed her name from Libby Flen-
ner to Eppley. Betty McCall also went to New York to marry Grant
Roberts. During the summer Olive Wallace and Lillian Long became
engaged.

ELIZABETH J. TAYLOR.

TAU DELTA—BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN COLLEGE

The Tau Deltas come back to school this year with greater pleasure,
for we are now Tau Delta of Alpha Omicron P i ! We have striven to
maintain certain standards in the past and added to these we are glad it
is our privilege to uphold those of Alpha O.

We have just finished a successful rushing season. We pledged seven
girls—the most attractive of the new girls on the H i l l this year. Mary
Frances Lowell, from Brewton, Alabama, and she shows real dramatic tal-
ent, as does Elizabeth Logan, another pledge f r o m Birmingham. They both
made the Dramatic Club. Jennie Wood, who was promised to Kappa
chapter, is our pledge and is already proving popular on the H i l l . Jen-
nie has two sisters, Mary Eva and Ellen Wood, who are also AOn's.
Mary Stead, Mildred Miller and Harriet Cottingham are all outstanding
girls and much can be expected of them. Virginia Webb is a fine girl
and a place on the Co-Ed Basketball team is practically assured f o r her.

College elections have not taken place as yet, but we already hold a few
offices. Thelma Edmondson, a senior from Anniston, Alabama, was se-
lected f o r the leading part in the Commencement play f o r last year and
was in several other plays at the college. We are looking forward to
watching her perform in the near future. Lois Greene, sophomore, is the
college pianist. She plays in Chapel and nearly everywhere else. She was
also vice-president of the Freshman class last year and was a member of
the Y.W.C.A. Cabinet. Celia Roebuck is constantly being called on to
sing f o r the different organizations and at functions of the college. She
also sings at one of the leading churches in town and takes an active part
in the Junior Music Study Club. Helen Crain, our very able president
and delegate to Convention this summer, is one of the outstandisng
girls on the campus. She is president of Girls' Panhellenic and and a star
player on the Co-ed Basketball team—playing at center or forward
equally well. She was written up in the College paper in the "Karacters
of the Kampus" this week and they nearly expressed our opinion of Helen.
She was also vice-president of her Freshman class. She is now a senior and
she is finishing in three years. She was elected "Miss Birmingham South-
ern" her freshman year. Helen is most certainly an all-round girl and
we are glad the fraternity is under her guidance. We have one girl
on the junior faculty, Mildred Mullins; she is also vice president of
Y.W.C.A. and secretary of Le Circle Francais.

On October 9 the active chapter is giving a tea shower f o r one of our
last year's alumnae. Mary Tyler, whose marriage to Dr. Kenneth K i r k
will be solemnized October 14.

One of the most important events of the near future and one to which
we look forward most eagerly, is the visit of our Grand President. Mrs.
McDonald.

MILDRED MULLINS.


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KAPPA THETA—UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

As this is our first opportunity to write to you through To DRAGMA we
are immensely pleased to enter our letter. So many wonderful things
have happened within the past few months that i t would take many more
pages in which to mention them than we are allowed, so we will merely
tell of the highlights and let it go at that.

First of ad our Presentation Tea at the new Women's Athletic Club
started us off with just the right amount of speed to carry us through
the semester with a thoroughly optimistic view on everything; probably
that is why the semester has been so very successful, both socially and
otherwise. The Los Angeles alumnae has been so very kind to us that
we fear we can never really thank them for all the lovely courtesies, but
we hope to prove that we are worthy of all their kindest thoughts.
This season has been particularly heavy, in that we have had to rush for
seven weeks before pledging any of the new co-eds of the university.
Attractively appointed teas, dances, luncheons, and bridges have been given
at the chapter house, at smart clubs, and at the homes of many of the
active and alumnae girls. The season was recently closed with a Hal-
•l(ouweie'e.nn Masque Dance on Friday. October 30, and a beautiful ban-
the Japanese Gardens in the Mary Louise Tea Rooms the 31
of October. Owing to the fact that last semester we pledged only five
girls, we arc going to pledge perhaps from ten to fifteen this time. Pledges
of January. 1925, who have been recently initiated are Ethel Springer,
Katherine Johnson, and Helen Campbell.

t.m is the recent marriage of three of our girls.
Msr'a'uie GUI plighted her troth to Joseph Medley on October 15 with
a lovely church wedding; announcement of the marriage of Ethel Spring-
er to Wesley Perry Sneer which took place July 1 was recently received;
and mention of the marriage September 24 of Sylvia Porter, a pledge
of January, to Cecil Russell was received. Ethel Specr is the only one of
the three girls who returned to college this year.

We have been very busy in campus affairs during the year. Gloria King
became president of Delta Sigma Pi, national music sorority, Freeda L ' A l -
lemand, Lillian Loudon, and Mildred Porter became members of the
Grizzly and Southern Campus staffs, Ethel Speer made the freshman bas-
ketball team, Katherine Johnson made the freshman tennis team, and the
house went one-hundred percent student body and Y.W.C.A.

Interesting campus events which have already occurred arc the A.S.U.C.
£ a r d dance given at the Ambassador Hotel, and the Hi-Jinks which hap-
pened three weeks after school started. Although AOn did not win the
prize, its skit went over big and with the entrance of each member of the
cast an ovation occurred. The act was in the nature of a loyalty skit—
having the sale of student body cards and the things derived f r o m owner-
ship of one as the important feature of interest.

Plans are being discussed and formulated for a number of philanthropic
affairs such as charity bazaars, rummage sales, bridges anil dances, the
proceeds of which will go to needy charity organizations; and for the build-
ing of the new sororitv house on the Westwood-Beverly Hills campus, the
house to be of either Spanish or Moorish architecture.

FREEDA L ' A I . I . E M A N D .


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ALUMNAE CHAPTER LETTERS

NEW YORK

The New York Alumnae Chapter has started the year with great
enthusiasm. Our first meeting on September 26 was a luncheon meeting
at The Kopper Kettle in Greenwich Village. W i t h the garden tea room
all to ourselves, and with thirty Alpha O's attending, we made an excellent
beginning.

Thjs year promises to surpass all others for real accomplishment, real
Alpha O good fellowship and genuine good times. We shall concentrate
particularly on selling the stock for the Panhellenic House, and not one
Alpha O in our vicinity shall miss the opportunity of doing her bit. We
expect from Mrs. Glantzberg and Margaret Proche a whirlwind campaign
which will empty the purse of many an Alpha O and fill the coffers of the
Panhellenic House Association.

Edith Dietz announced that attractive quarters for the Panhellenic Club
had been secured at 17 East 62nd Street, and explained the requirements
for membership together with the advantages of such a membership.

We are putting into effect this year the plan of transacting all business
possible at the monthly executive committee meetings so that the regular
meetings of the chapter may be largely social. In this way we may look
forward to jolly good times and the making of hosts of real friends this
year.

MARJORIE K . MANTON.

SAN FRANCISCO

Before we speak of our activities this fall, we wish to thank our retir-
ing President, !• ranees Howard, for her untiring efforts in behalf of the
chapter. Frances gave unlimited time and thought during her successful
year and we sincerely appreciate her loyalty, patience and kindness. Eliza-
beth Roberts was elected to take her place, but before the first meeting of
the new year Elizabeth left for Chicago. We are sorry to lose her but
wish her success. Margaret Eddy was appointed to her place and we
know from the beginning that she will make a splendid president.

Our last report was in May, just before our afternoon f o r the Seniors.
About forty-five of us gathered at Olive Freuler's hospitable home for
luncheon and bridge in honor of our girls who were graduating from
Sigma and Lambda. It was a most successful day and we will not soon
forget it.

Our June meeting was held at the lovely new home of Florence Weeks.
Florence's home was burned in the big Berkeley fire and this new one is
built on the foundations of the first one. I t was a treat to us all to see it.

In August the meeting was held at the home of Margaret Eddy. The
report of Convention was given and it was most enthusiastic. The Sigma
and Lambda girls surely had a wonderful and profitable time.

The September and October meetings were held at the chapter house.
We are making extensive plans for a rummage sale to be held next month.
We are taking active steps toward helping several charity cases.

Please remember that we most gladly welcome any Alpha O's who
come our way.

HARRIET F. BACKUS.

PROVIDENCE

Providence Alumnae have been most inactive (as a body) since our
August letter. We are to meet with Louella Darling on Saturday, the
tenth. This time we have to report two changes of residence: Jennie
(Perry) Prescott is now residing at 61 Mulberry St., Pawtucket, R. I .


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Jennie has been spending the summer studying abroad. She teaches Span-
ish and German at the Pavvtucket high school. Ethel (Remele) Willis has
moved to 187 Fall River Ave., Seekonk, Mass. She is just over the line
f r o m Rhode Island, so is still able to meet with us, we are happy to say.
Her little Barbara is a darling! Our chapter president, Muriel (Colbaith)
Wyman, is spending two weeks in her old home town in Maine. Louella
Darling has spent the summer in Maine. We are so proud to report that
Louella's daughter, Elizabeth, is a full-fledged member of Alpha Omicron
Pi in Kappa Chapter.

Doesn't that sound like the "Locals" in the little old home paper?

M. E. C . COVELL.

BOSTON

While a lot has probably happened since last May, it is so elusive that
your editor has been unable to gather much news.

Our first meeting, the last Saturday in September, was out at Wake-
field at the home of Inga Bouve and we had seventeen present. I t was a
very informal gathering with Octavia and Alice displaying pictures and
talking madly about Convention and all that happened there. We only wish
all of the girls could have had the opportunity to attend. Inga served a
delicious supper and then we talked some more and took orders for Christ-
mas cards. We hope to raise quite a little money that way.

We believe that a very effective way of sustaining interest in the
fraternity is to send out circular letters at frequent intervals, announcing
the meeting and reporting the latest developments. W i t h that in mind we
mailed a long letter in the summer reporting on Convention and a shorter
letter just before our meeting. Some other chapters may find it successful
and all the Delta girls who are away from Boston seem particularly to
appreciate it.

Wista Braly Ogle, Omicron, seems like one of us now and she is going
to be here another year, we are happy to say, as Capt. Ogle will remain
at the Navy Yard. Dorothy Church Shores, a Rho girl, has communicated
with us but we haven't been able to make connections yet and Clarissa Scott,
from Omega, is to be in Boston this winter studying at the Prince School!
Her address is Franklin Square House, Boston, Mass. Margaret Nelson,
from Tau Chapter, has moved to Cambridge this winter, and her address is
74 Kirkland Street. Before another letter we hope to report more members.
Ruth Wescott, Rho, who is one of our Vice Presidents this year, has just
recovered from an illness and so was unable to be at our meeting.

Our next meeting in October is to be at Polly's on the H i l l , so we
expect a banner crowd. And thereafter the last Saturday of the month
will be an Alpha O meeting. Everyone come.

A. J. SPEAR.

LOS ANGELES

For our August meeting, we were, as last year, entertained by Hazel
Alter, at a picnic luncheon at the Upliflers Club in Santa Monica. As so
many girls took their vacations late this summer, only thirteen girls were
present. But we enjoyed eating under the big spreading live-oaks as well
as the drive around the grounds, with its lily ponds, gardens, swimming
pool, barbecue pits and beautiful homes.

A t last our tea to introduce the new chapter at University of Cali-
fornia, Southern Branch, that we have been planning on so long, has come
and gone. On September 18th, in the lovely garden court of the new
Woman's Athletic Club House, we were happy and proud to present the
Kappa Thetas as Alpha O's to their fellow-students, faculty and friends.
The University girls, in their pastel shaded dresses and cecil-bruner cor-
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The September meeting, which was formal, was held at Muriel Mc-
Kinney's home. Twenty-one girls were there. We were glad to have
Lucille English, Lambda, with us, as well as Mary Pfahler, the first Kappa
Theta to join our ranks. Gertrude Becger, Lambda, who is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Pauline Barneson, was there too.

This year, to raise money, we are trying a new method for us, i . e.f
selling Christmas cards. Margaret Kendall, chairman, reports that they
are going well, but i f you have not put in your order, to do so before
December 5th. A rummage sale in March in addition to the regular bridge
benefit, is also on our program for the year.

We are happy to have Muriel McKinney appointed as District Alumnae
Superintendent of the Pacific Coast.

Marian Wagner, our To Dragma editor, is in Ashfield, Oregon, waiting
for her husband to return from Alaska, hence the substitute writer.

MARTHA BENKERT.

LINCOLN

Since you heard f r o m us last we have had a very busy time, as we had
to help the active chapter with rush week. Our Panhellenic rules have
been changed and the alumnae are not allowed to give their one party in
town, but must have it at the house. While this made it easier for us. the
active girls had to have the house ready for so many parties that they were
kept busy every minute. A new rule put into effect this year that we all
welcomed is that rushees no longer are to be called for or taken home.
This gave us a chance to put all our effort on the rushing and as we
pledged fourteen wonderful girls we feel well repaid.

Now that school is well under way we again turn our attention to the
raising of more money for the house. We have bought a Ford touring
car and are selling chances at SI.00 apiece and hope to make enough money
to start building very soon. Our Board of Regents has at last seen the
need of providing housing space for both the fraternities and sororities and
are endeavoring to set aside one street for each where each will be allowed
to purchase ground. We are lucky enough to have bought our lot in the
space set aside as "Co-Ed Row," so are very anxious to have our house
ready f o r the next school year.

One of the most interesting events that has taken place in Zeta circles
was the double wedding of Valora and Mildred Hullinger at Villisca, Iowa.
This was truly an Alpha O wedding, all the attendants for both girls being
sisters. As the "Hullys" were so very popular during their college life this
wedding was of more than usual interest. They were graduated in the class
of '23, Valora having been chosen president of Mortar Board, honorary
senior girls* organization, and Mildred May Queen in their last year.

While the opening of a new school year takes some from our chapter
away to other towns to teach, this year two girls have returned to Lincoln.
Helen Revnolds of Wayne, Nebraska has come to assist in the Latin depart-
ment of "the University and Elsie Piper will be assistant to the dean of
women at the University. While Elsie's home is in Lincoln she has been
away for the past fourteen years teaching in the Latin department at the
Wayne State Normal and for the past five years of that time Dean of
Women at that school.

Er.siE FITZGERAI.D

CHICAGO

The Chicago Alumnae Chapter's year was launched with a luncheon,
given on October 17th in the Narcissus room at Field's. I t was a most suc-
cessful meeting with a fine turn-out and we were very happy to see so
many new faces as well as to welcome back the old, familiar ones. I n line
with our plan for national work. Miss Jane Neil, principal of the Spalcfing


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School for Crippled Children, was our speaker. The Spalding School is
one of Chicago's public schools which has been given over to the needs of
the handicapped child, and Miss Neil's years of experience as its head, in
addition to her national reputation in the work, make her the foremost
authority on the subject in our city. Her talk was inspirational and she
left with us the suggestion that the Chicago group undertake the financing
of one or more scholarships to enable handicapped children of poor families
to remain in school.

We are all glad to see Marie Vick Swanson again. I t is a great com-
fort that after her periodic wanderings she always somehow manages to
get back to us. And of course she was put to work immediately on her
return. She is acting as alumnae chairman in the Rho corporation's annual
sale of Christmas cards for the Rho house fund.

Plans are under way for our Founders' Day celebration which is to be
given in conjunction with Rho chapter. Visiting alumnae are invited to
join with us.

MARION E. ABELE.

No letter. INDIANAPOLIS

NEW ORLEANS

Having discontinued our meetings during the summer months, we had
a reunion meeting yesterday, October 6, at Jennie Snyder Savage's lovely
little home, and we were delighted to greet several old members whom we
had not seen in a long time. Much of our talk was, of course, about Con-
vention, what was done and who was there. We were very proud of the
fact that New Orleans Alumnae was so well represented, there were ten
from n chapter and six were alumnae.

The business of the meeting was principally this: Plans were made for
another rummage sale for the benefit of the "Lucy Renaud Fund," and it
was decided that every year in September (this year as soon as possible)
the alumnae should send a list of names of possible rushees to the active
chapter. A l l the A O H s here, both active and alumnae, have been very
much interested in the marriage of one of our members, Helen Bovard, to
Robert Franklin (both of New Orleans). The wedding at the Presbyterian
church was lovely and the reception afterwards at Helen's home was
delightful, so many Alpha O's were there.

While on the subject of weddings, I must not forget to say that our
president, Margaret Lyon, is to be married this month. Last week Edith
Bradley gave her a lovely "shower," and of course there were lots of
AOn's there. We had much excitement discussing rushing and recom-
mending girls and most of all congratulating ourselves on how well we
did on the last pledge day, when we proudly pinned nine fine girls.

I hope by the time the next letter is due our work will be well under
way and I will have much more to report.

LOUISE CHURCH.

MINNEAPOLIS

"C'mon, Minnesota, let's go!"
Remember, girls, when you were 'way up North with us last summer,
hearing that expression? It expresses the spirit of Ski-U-Mah and the
Minneapolis alumnae. We are always looking forward, but we must pause
for once and look back at the Convention. Minneapolis hopes you enjoyed
yourselves enough to return. We want you.
W i t h regular Gopher spirit fanned into a blaze by the Convention, Min-
neapolis is preparing f o r a winter f u l l of activity. As usual, Tau got the
cream of the Minnesota girls in the rushing season. Minneapolis alumnae
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an accordion player. The alums made sure that the rushees made no dates
with the player —he couldn't speak English. Looks like the work of some
of our language sharks. Helene Oliver, '23, told fortunes. It is reported
that she now has a steady income.

Minneapolis alumnae, headed by Alma Boehme Keuhn, '19, is going
to put on the "best yet" in the way of bazaars at the Curtis hotel on Novem-
ber 7. The hotel has given the girls the lobby and the grand ball room for
the entire day.

Christmas cards are being sold again this year, of course, with Elsa
Steinmetz, '18, in charge.

Joanna Colcord, '06, of Gamma is welcomed to our ranks. She has
accepted the position of general secretary of the Minneapolis Family Wel-
fare League.

Alpha chapter contributed a new recruit to the Minneapolis alumnae
when Mrs. J. Arthur Harris (Sarah Emma L a y ) , '07, moved here. Dr.
Harris is chairman of the University Botany department.

We are grieving at the loss of Mary D., who has forsaken us for the
busier district o i State street and Madison. Her husband received a flat-
tering offer from Chicago which he couldn't refuse.

ALICE BUCKLEY GOODWIN.

No letter. BANGOR
PORTLAND

The summer has passed so swiftly that one can scarcely realize that
our first meeting of the year will be here in a few days. Saturday, Octo-
ber 10, Mrs. M c j u r y is entertaining us in her lovely new home. We are
very pleased to have Marion Janeck of Upsilon and Elizabeth Powers of
Alpha Phi with us this year. The engagement of Dorothy Cash,- one of
our lovely Alpha Sigma girls, has just been made known at a dinner party
at the Alpha O house, Eugene. I t seems to me that all the girls have
traveled widely this summer except myself. Carolyn Paige spent a delight-
ful vacation at her old home in Minnesota and got home a scarce few
minutes before school started. Mary Stranahan Morphy spent several
weeks traveling in Idaho and Washington. Lucille Loyd Hood and Little
daughter Barbara Dawn have spent much time at camps in the mountains
this summer.

Dorothy Dodge is taking her senior year in social service work at the
Portland Center of the University of Oregon. Minnie and Ethel Kraus,
of Upsilon, visited in Portland during the summer, and Mildred Forrest, '22,
of Alpha Phi, did special work at the University of Oregon during the sum-
mer, and visited in Portland on her return.

Carolyn Paige entertained with four tables at bridge for the Alpha
Sigma girls a few weeks ago. Our annual picnic this year was a delightful
day spent on Sandy river for the alumnae and their families.

The officers for the year are: Mary Stranahan Morphy, President;
Eleanor Kilham, Secretary; and Hazel Shary, Treasurer.

ORIEL CAMPBELL.

SEATTLE

Seattle Alumnae Chapter is concentrating principally upon plans f o r
raising next year's fund for the bed, which we are maintaining at the Chil-
dren's Orthopedic Hospital in Seattle. The final amount for the current
year which started on October 1, was raised and turned over to the hospi-
tal. A small sum was lacking to make up the $250 due, but dues of the
chapter were advanced to complete the amount and will be repaid by the
sale of Christmas cards upon which we are now working. This year we
hope to raise the bed fund by concentrating upon some one large affair.


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rather than by spreading its energies over several efforts. The plan chiefly
favored at present, is that of obtaining the loan of a motion picture theatre
for a special matinee and fashion show put on by the chapter. A committee
is working upon this idea and other alternative suggestions.

Chapter meetings will be held on the second Monday evening of each
month at the house, following the plan which was definitely established! last
year. A t the last meeting, a shower was held for Marguerite Uhler, after
the business session. Marguerite visited in Seattle for a few days on her
way to Alaska. She arrived from Shanghai early in September after a
trip around the world, and will return to Shanghai in December to marry
Ralph Dennison, representative in that city of the Standard Oil Co.

Frances Reedy, who has been manager of the dining room of the
Women's University Club, has resigned to accept a position as manager
of the tea room of Rhodes department store in Tacoma. Frances hopes to
continue her affiliation with the chapter and make trips to Seattle often
enough to attend the alumnae meetings.

Helen Hepler Hindle left Seattle during September with her husband
and baby, to make her home in Los Angeles.

Minnie Kraus resigned her position as manager of the Women's Uni-
versity Club in October and plans to take a rest. Minnie is considering a
trip to Florida as her first step.

Seattle alumnae are welcoming a number of members from other chap-
ters than Upsilon this fall, and also several seniors from the local chapter,
who are remaining in the city.

Frances Jordan, '25, Upsilon, is teaching music at the Mercer School
in Seattle.

Alice Bronson, Chi, who has been an active worker in Seattle alumnae,
suffered from a nervous breakdown in the fall and resigned from her posi-
tion as chapter treasurer. Margaret Caughey Pearson was elected in her
place.

Clarita Moore, Chi, is in Seattle this year taking post-graduate work at
the University of Washington.

Ethel Kraus is teaching English and mathematics in the West Seattle
high school. Edith Sifton is teaching again in Queen Anne high school.

Seattle Alumnae Chapter entertained City Panhellenic Association at
the first meeting of the year at the chapter house in September. Laura
Hurd talked at the meeting on the Panhellenic House in New York and
on doings of the last Panhellenic Congress.

Mildred Frudenfeld, '25, has a position with the Seattle Times' adver-
tising department. She is studying shorthand and will take a position with
the school of journalism when she completes this subject.

BERYL D I L L KNEEN.

KNOXVILLE

The date set for the October letter finds Knoxville Alumnae resting
between spurts of work. Since the August meeting our attention has been
given to assisting Omicron in rushing, by parties entertained by the
alumnae before the opening of school, and by parties given by the active
chapter at the homes of alumnae members during the two-weeks period of
formal rushing. The bids will be accepted or rejected today, and we may
now turn our minds to the work of the Alumnae chapter proper.

We are sorry to lose from our ranks Martha McLemore, who will be
with the active chapter again this year, and Grace Smith, who has left the
city. We are glad to add to our roll Elizabeth Ayres Link, who has
returned to the city to live, and Jennilee McCracken, '25. who will be with
the "Flowercraft" shop again. We are delighted, also, that our two recent
brides, Elizabeth Kennedy Seale and Ciel Pennybacker Pettway, will con-
tinue to reside in Knoxville. We trust that Minn Elois Hunt will spend
some of her surplus time between trips with us; she is not teaching this


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year, and therefore may have some to spare. We wish to congratulate our-
selves, the university, and Mary Moore Shanton on her position with the
physical education department of the institution, and hope that we may
expect her presence at our meetings.

We enjoyed seeing during the past month Josephine Johnson Hobson,
of Memphis;' Aubry Faulkner Jennings, of Nashville; and Marjorie New-
man Michaels, of Washington, an Omicron pledge. Unfortunately they
were not here for a meeting and some of us missed seeing them.

The regular monthly meeting of the chapter will be held with Lida
Moore McLean on October ninth. A t this time plans will be made for fall
work. Suggestions for the raising of our quota of the National work
fund will be made; plans for our joint monthly meetings with the active
chapter—a source of great help to us all last spring—will be laid, and prob-
ably some plan for social work will be offered by our vice president, Mrs.
Bane, who as the wife of our civic Director of Public Welfare, has excel-
lent opportunities of ascertaining the needs of the city. We arc looking
forward to an interesting and prosperous year, and send our greetings to
the other chapters with equal good wishes for their success.

ELEANOR BURKE.

No letter. LYNCHBURG
WASHINGTON

The September meeting of our chapter was held at the home of Mar-
jorie McCarty in Washington. Only five girls were present, but we spent
a very delightful evening in talking over vacations and making plans for
our next meeting which we hope to make a big affair. At that time we
hope to add to our numbers four more graduates from the class of '25 of
the University of Maryland, and to welcome back Mollie Shoemaker, who
has but recently returned from a summer spent in Europe.

Margaret Penn White has had to resign her position as secretary and
editor to To DRAGMA on account of her increased musical activities, and
Lucile H i l l has been elected to take her place

Rose Bowling is our sole candidate for the position of mountain climber
which she holds by virtue of the fact that she climbed Mt. Ranier this sum-
mer while vacationing in the west.

Elizabeth Flenner and Geary Eppley were married in New York City
on the eighth of September. They will make their home in College Park,
Marvland, for the present.

LUCILE HILL.

PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter is completing plans for a very busy and
f r u i t f u l year. Our committee on meetings, with Mildred Sylvester as
chairman, is arranging a most attractive program for our meetings this
season. The plans differ widely from those of former years, when the
majority of the meetings were held in Psi chapter house on the night of the
Psi meetings. This year, all but two of the meetings will be held at the
homes of the members and the business will be so systematized that it can
be quickly transacted. This will allow time f o r discussion of current events
and other topics of general interest and for social chats which we are able
to enjoy so seldom.

Our first meeting of the year was a great success. It was held on
September 15th at the home of Eleanor Spencer. After a delicious supper,
we spent the evening in vacation reminiscences and all were especially inter-
ested in the stories of Avis Rumpp and Eleanor Webster, who had been
fortunate enough to spend the summer traveling abroad.

Aur next meeting will be at the home of Avis Rumpp on Saturday,
October 10, and at that time our president, Stella Wells, will give us a


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detailed account of Convention. A l l of us who have attended a Convention
before are anxious to hear the news about the meetings and about the many
friends we have made in other chapters.

We have begun our sale of Christmas cards, which has brought us a
substantial income in other years, and our cards this year are "bigger and
better" than ever. The money earned in this way is used in our alumnae
work, which is carried on in conjunction with the clinics at the Children's
Hospital in this city. Besides donating the money which we earn in various
ways, we also give personal service, the girls who are able to give an after-
noon of their time take their turn in assisting the nurses and social workers
at the clinics.

DALLAS

We have had two delightful meetings since I last wrote. The first in
September at Klcauor Hull's home and today's at Catherine Rasbury's
home. At our first meeting we planned rummage sales for this year, having
found them quite beneficial financially. We have three teams with Cather-
ine Rasbury, Katherine Price Murfec and Lucile Price Jones as captains.
Each team is to have a sale and collect the "rummage," sell it and turn in
the money. We are also selling Christmas cards with much vim and
vigor, having already received our sample book.

Today we had Elizabeth Burgess Russell of Houston with us, also
Roberta Kay who will be a resident member, just graduated from Ran-
dolph-Macon. I am sure everyone will be interested to know that Louise
Wadsworth Zeek, with her husband and Mrs. Zeek, Sr., has gone to France
and is conducting a tour f o r seven Dallas girls, representatives of our lead-
ing families. They will eventually settle in Paris until June, then start
homeward. Mr. Zeek will attend the University at Fontainebleau. Their
trip is one on which pleasure and education will have a close race.

At our next meeting, to be held at Dorothy Tucker Wilkes' home,
there will be an auction of articles left over from our big Christinas gift
sale of last year. Some of us expect to buy our own poor contributions back
into our family, since no one else would have them.

ELEANOR HORNER H U M . .

KANSAS CITY

On last Saturday, Sept. 26, we had a small but nevertheless cozy and
interesting meeting at our president's, Mary Rose Pecha. That was the
first real business meeting since last spring. As usual we threshed over
ways and means of making money, both for ourselves and the national fund.
Several schemes are being considered, but until our next meeting, Oct. 10,
nothing will be decided upon. The date for our meetings has been set for
the second Saturday in every month. Kach member in alphabetical order
is to entertain at her home—and. by the way, we should have well over a
dozen girls this year.

Elsie Ortmann, Nadine Hodges and Marguerite Chandler visited in
Lawrence, Kansas the first week of school, helping the Phi girls with their
rushing. Their reports concerning pledges sounded quite favorable, espe-
cially interesting and gratifying to us here in this organization was the
pledging of three Kansas City girls that we rushed during the summer. We
hope they'll remain here with us after their K. U . days are over.

We are anxiously awaiting K. U.'s homecoming football game, which
is Nov. 21st. A number are planning to make the trip to Lawrence, both
to visit Phi chapter and to attend the game.

FLORENCE K. BRUCE.

OMAHA

Our meetings this year will be held the first Saturday of each month.
Blanche Potter was hostess for September with Belle Slattery and
Helen Hayes assisting. This was the last meeting with Blanche in her home


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on Davenport Street, f o r soon she will move into a very pretty new home
on South 51st Street.

After luncheon Convention reports were given and vacation happenings
discussed. Mabel Salmon Shuman, a former Omaha girl, from Stuart,
Florida, was our guest. She will visit her parents here and be joined during
the American Legion Convention by her husband, Major Shuman.

Edna Spears, who was i l l last year, is able to continue her teaching at
South high school this fall. Alice Sheehy has been made a kindergarten
director in Omaha schools. Frances Dykes has moved to Des Moines,
Iowa. Stella Harrison spent part of September in the Ozarks.

Three Alpha O's have recently come to Omaha. Mildred and Valora
Hullinger from Villisca, Iowa, have married and are living at the Austin
apartments. Valora is Mrs. Fred Royse and Mildred is Mrs. James
Fiddock. Florence Fast, also from Villisca. is teaching at the School of
Individual Instruction. A l l three are Zeta girls and Omaha Alumnae will
be glad to have them as members.

The October hostesses were Georgiana Westover, Lorene Davis and
Ruby Hagen. The meeting was held at Gcorgiana's.

Hazel Thomas and Mattie Higgins, who are taking orders for Mrs.
Gutgesell's Christmas Book, are enthusiastic in their efforts to get many
orders so that we may be able to make another contribution to Zeta's
house fund.

HELEN HAYES.

TACOMA ASSOCIATION

No letter.

SYRACUSE
Scene: Study of the chapter house.
Time: The nervous lull just before the girls return to college.
Characters: Three paint-bedaubed alumnae, one pessimistic brother,
likewise paint-bedaubed, a two-year-old daughter ditto.
Properties: Three step-ladders, infirm of purpose, numerous brushes
and sticks, several paint pails (one overturned), profusion of newspapers,
much lively chatter interspersed with stabbing doubts as to "how ever this
will look when it is finished." •

Synopsis of plot: The Syracuse alums decided to renovate the study.
Esther's husband removed the unsightly shelves from one side of the room.
Nora, Rauchie and Emily risked their limbs and vocabularies by wielding
brushes from wobbly step-ladders and gave the walls a cream complexion.
Rauchie with the aid of her family and Marcia made new curtains for the
windows and blue draperies for the book shelves. Polly hung the curtains.
Teddie made two cushion covers. Pictures were hung to conceal amateurs'
streaks. Flivver's silver trophy was polished to grace the mantel piece.

Climax : The alums held their October meeting in the study.
Under Be Barron's capable direction the alumnae were hostesses at a
Chinese party, one of the six allowed during the rushing season. Polly
Howalt was the regal Chinese prince who received his guests from a
drapery-piled throne. (Flurry of thrills when the aforementioned draper-
ies caught fire from a catapulting incense burner. The quick work of Elea-
nor Haitz as fire captain extinguished the flames). Nora made the dozens
of little cakes that were served: Gertrude painted the program cards;
Esther Hill was in charge of decorations.

We all miss Rauchie, who is teaching at Ausable Forks this year.

EMII.Y A . TARBELI..

DETROIT

Detroit Alumnae Chapter held its first meeting October 3. I t was an
informal luncheon followed by a business meeting at which plans were
made for a bridge tea November 7th at the Federation Building. Prospect
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During the summer a great deal seems to have happened, and the mem-
bers were very active. Among interesting bits of news gained were these:

Rochclle Gachet stopped in Detroit this summer for one day, ran h
finger down the names in the directory and called up Isabelle Waterworth
who took her out to see Ruth Harding, and discussed Panhellenic business •
and then to lunch and around the city. She interested us in the New York
Panhellenic dormitory for sorority girls.

Emma Jacobs has received her M . A. f r o m Columbia.
Dorothy Jacobs Moore is in Los Angeles, California, and has a son
James Thompson Moore, Jr.
Irma Schnauffer Tomlinson is in Eureka, California. Tommy is as
as sweet as ever.
Mrs. Frederick Sparrow, who was Nan Gabler, is now living in Cam-
bridge, Mass. Her address is 44 Garfield Street. She says she would to.
to hear from you all. Marjorie Kerr was her maid-of-honor and reports ;
lovely wedding. Nan and Fred are enjoying the many historical landmarks
near Boston.

Feme Tompson Jordan has a small son born August 25th. His name is
John Tompson Jordan.

Abigail Roberts returned September 1st from a year's study in Paris.
Bea Hoek is now Mrs. Charles Finley and will reside at 48 Greenwa
Battle Creek, Mich.

Marion Murray, Frances Murray, Doris Bessinger, Virginia Van Zandt,
Helen Howard have come to Detroit this fall to teach.

Irene Lutz is training to be a buyer at J. L . Hudson.
Betty Hayes is in Recreation work here, and Virginia Smith has chosen
to go into library work.
Betty Pratt is with the Bonstelle Company at their playhouse.
Virginia Chase, f r o m Orono. Maine, has joined our chapter and is
teaching in Detroit.
Lenore Bonham and Laura Jaquess Leazenby, from Theta, have also
joined us.

The chapter now numbers about thirty members and we hope to in-
crease the membership rapidly.

No letter. DOROTHEA C. COMFORT.

NASHVILLE
CLEVELAND

No letter.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANNA ASSOCIATION

No letter.

MEMPHIS

We have been quite busy for the last two months with plans for a
chapter at Southwestern. We entertained at first about twenty prospects;
from these we chose the five we thought most suitable f o r A O n material.
They are attractive girls and were already being rushed by the two
fraternities in the university. We asked these girls to ffiovrem a local
and petition us for a chapter. Imagine our joy when all accepted.
They got together at once and elected a president and named their
organization Kappa Omicron in honor of the two chapters of A O n most
largely represented in our alumnae group.

Margaret Branscomb wrote that she would pass through Memphis,
so we wired our Grand President and they met here to pass judg-
ment on what we had done. They seemed to approve very heartily. We
had a big banquet and all felt like undergraduates again.

Catherine Craig from Nu Omicron was one of the out-of-town guests
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Dorothy Nolan has just returned from a wonderful trip abroad.
Elizabeth Clinton delighted us by returning to Memphis for the
winter. We thought she intended to be in Columbia all year, but she
stayed for summer school only.

Virginia Hunt, Josephine Conger, Ruth Nelms, and Mary Hills
Faxon are teaching in the city. These Omicron girls are a great addition
to our chapter.

Mamie Hurt Baskerville from Birmingham visited our September
meeting. She gave us some fine ideas that we may borrow from the Ala-
bama girls. She is just as enthusiastic over Alpha O as ever.

Going back to our Grand President—I have not had a wide acquaint-
ance with presidents of any kind, but I have seen a few, and 1 defy
any of them to preside over a meeting more charmingly than our own
Katrina. We are proud of her!

SADA RICE RAMSEY.

MIAMI VALLEY

No letter. BOZEMAN ASSOCIATION

No letter. MILWAUKEE

When the busy summer came to a close, members of our none-too-
large chapter were still scattered afar—so we had to forego the pleasure
of a get-together in September. Our first meeting, therefore, was held on
October 5, at Margaret Ball's new home. Convention tales beguiled
us almost all evening, for none of us was able to go, and all, it seemed,
had picked up interesting news throughout the summer from those who
had attended. Business too, was discussed—and lively plans were made
to swell our fund through the sale of Christmas greeting cards, stationery
and magazine subscriptions. This, our second year, promises to be
an active one for us i f our first meeting is an indication.

We've changed the time of meeting somewhat. Every other meeting
will be a Saturday afternoon meeting to alternate with the usual Monday
evening meetings. This we feel will be a more convenient arrangement
for everyone.

We welome to our membership Margaret Seymour, Alpha Sigma, who
has accepted a position in Milwaukee with the Family Welfare Associa-
tion.

DOROTHY L. WIESLER.

BIRMINGHAM

The membership of the Birmingham Alumnae Chapter has increased
from the minimum of seven to twenty-two. The installation of Tau Delta
is responsible. Nine of the alumnae who were initiated when the
chapter was installed are Birmingham girls and six of the Tau Delta's
last year's seniors have joined our ranks. We are very happy over
having such a large chapter.

Our efforts of last year were abundantly rewarded in May when
Tau Delta was installed. We can not express our joy over the success of
their petition and consequent installation. I wish every one of you
could have been here to take part in the installation of this fine chapter.
There were thirty-two girls—including active and alumnae—taken in
and the Birmingham Alumnae are proud of every one of them. Well
we might be proud of them! Listen, to their achievements. The valedic-
torian was an Alpha O. the first girl to ever win this honor at Birming-
ham-Southern. The English medal, the Four-Year-Scholarship Medal,
the sweater given by Tau Delta to the student making the highest
record for the scholastic year, and best of all the Panhellenic Loving
Cup were all won by Alpha O ! Every senior in the chapter graduated
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On Tuesday before installation we gave a tea honoring the install-
ing officers, Lucretia Bickley and Catherine Rasbury, and the Tau Delta
girls. The guests included the members of the Faculty and the Board of
Trustees of Birmingham-Southern, representatives from each of the two
women's fraternities at the college and Howard, Birmingham's other
college, and two members from each of the fraternities in the City Pan-
hellenic.
All of us were present at the installation and banquet that fol-
lowed. There were forty-five at the banquet. I t seemed too good to
be true. We had written to every A O n in Alabama telling them about
all that was going on and several came in for the day. They added much
to our pleasure by coming and I feel sure they were amply repaid for
coming.
Felicia Metcalf, Omicron, and Lorena Norton, TA, covered themselves
with glory the reflection of which we all enjoyed recently. They wrote
two of the four prize-winning plays in a contest recently held by the
Little Theater in Birmingham. The plays were put on by the Little
Theater for a week and the house was crowded f o r every performance.
My, how proud we were to claim both of them!
On June 15 we joined the actives in giving a Benefit Bridge Party.
A nice sum was realized from this which helped to meet the demands
of our new chapter.
We held an alumnae meeting late in May to welcome the new mem-
bers into the chapter. Realizing as we did that we would have so much
new material when the new chapter was put in, we had postponed the
election of officers for 1925-26 until this meeting. Those elected are:
President Mamie Baskervill; Vice-President, Lila Gray Cantey; Sec-
retary, Esther Merrill; Treasurer, Ann Green; To DRAGMA Assistant,
Ellen Barnett.
Only once during the summer did we get together and that was a
most informal meeting with Mamie Baskervill to meet Nell Fain, Pres-
ident of Nashville Alumnae Chapter, who was visiting in town. We enjoyed
hearing her tell about conventions, as well as knowing her. Should any
of you Alpha's ever come to Brimingham, be sure to let us know for
we are always glad to know other members of the fraternity.
We have had one meeting this fall. We met out at the college in
the actives' new rooms. We enjoyed seeing the seven new pledges. They
are all fine girls. Our first work will be to help the active chapter
financially and theen we hope to start some national work.
Mary Tyler, TA, '25, is to be married to Dr. Jesse Kirk on the
fourteenth of October. Several Alpha O's are in the wedding. Many
parties are being given for her.
ffl Katrina McDonald is to be with us from the nineteenth to the twenty-
second of October. We are eagerly anticipating her visit. The chapter
will meet with Betty Bethe on the twentieth for tea with Katrina.

OKLAHOMA CITY ELLEN BARNETT.

No letter. NORTHERN ILLINOIS

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ALUMNAE NOTES

NU

Bertha Rembaugh spoke at the monthly meeting of the Woman's City
club of New York on The Judiciary Article amendment. Her speech was
one of a group of four sponsored by the club on the constitutional amend-
ments which were to be voted on in the N . Y. elections held in November.

DEATHS

Nora D. Stark, N u '15, died July 17, after a short illness.

OMICRON

MARRIAGES

Dr. John M . Kennedy announces the marriage of his daughter, Eliza-
beth Washington, to M r . John Kendrick Seale, on Tuesday, the sixth of
of October, 1925. A t home, 840 N . Fourth Avenue, Knoxville, Tenne-
see, after November first.

Mr. and Mrs. C. M . Pennybacker announce the marriage of their
daughter, Ceil, to M r . Frank Harwell Pettway on Tuesday afternoon,
October 6, at four o'clock in the Second Presbyterian Church. A t home,
Kingston Apartments, W. Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville.

KAPPA

Mrs. William Stokes (Lily Blanche Clarke, '24) was i l l for eight weeks
last spring with typhoid fever. She has fully recovered now—and will
make a visit to her home in Louisiana some time soon.

Julia White, '20, and Rose Smith, '23, are teaching in Honolulu this
winter. They are working under the Episcopal Church.

Frances Allen has been i l l since last December and was in a hospital
in Richmond all summer. She is much better now and expects to return
home soon.

Mrs. Frank Gilliam (Louise Johnson, '24) writes very interesting
accounts of her work in Africa. She is not far from Virginia Allen,
'16, who went out last year under the Presbyterian church.

Lenora Perkins, '22, is teaching this year at Beaumont, Teas, Chael-
sie Buley, '23, is teaching in the same high school there.

Christine Acree, '22. has a position as secretary to the executive di-
rector of the Community Chest in Columbia, S. C.

Clara West, '22, travelled abroad this summer for two months. She
is continuing her work this winter as librarian in the Methodist Pub-
lishing Company of Nashville. Tenn.

Mary Marshall, '25, is teaching in a private school in Shreveport, La.
Julia Acree, '25. is teaching school in Columbia, S. C.
Martha Prettyman, '25, is teaching in Gastonia, N . C.

MARRIAGES

Grace Manning, '25, was married the 24th of June to William Goode
of Lynchburg. She is living now in Augusta. Ga.

Kathryn Hodges, '22, was married on the 24th of June to Holcombe
Adams of Lynchburg.

BIRTHS

Mrs. Stafford Bryant (Lucile Allen, '24) has a son, Stafford Junior,
born in July.

ZETA

MARKIAGES

Mary Davis, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. E. C. Davis of Akron, la., to
Rudolph' Nuss of Sutton, Nebraska.


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Valora Hullinger to Fred Royse of Omaha, and Mildred Hullinger
to James Fiddock also of Omaha. The girls are the daughters of M r
and Mrs. B. C. Hullinger of Villisca, la.

SIGMA

Anita Avila has a dancing engagement in New York.
We are glad that Zoe King Steele and her husband have located in
Oakland.
Everyone is delighted over the good luck that has come to M r . and
Mrs. Herbert Furlong (Martha Rice). I n a contest conducted by the San
Francisco Chronicle on "Why I Want to Travel," Herbert won the sec-
ond prize which was a two months' trip for two to the Mediterranean.
So in Februarv Herbert and Martha will start on their delightful trip
with best wishes from all the girls.
Emma Hunter is again chairman of the mailing committee of the
Christmas Seals in the Anti-Tuberculosis fight. Among her assistants
are seven Alpha O's. Marian Ish, Dorothy Wieking, Carol Cook, Mildred
Lorimer, and Harriet Backus, all of Sigma, Mabel White of Tlieta, and
Minnie Force of Zeta.
Gladys Goeggle Darling is writing feature articles for San Fran-
cisco newspapers.

ENGAGEMENTS

The engagement has been announced of Carol Cook to John Allen,
a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. Mr. Allen is a member of the Board
of Education of Oakland.

The engagement has been announced of Marian Ish, secretary of the
Alumnae Chapter, to Kenneth Taylor. Sigma Nu. The wedding will take
place in the spring when their new home will he completed.

MARRIAGES

Edna O'Brien was married to Michael Abrahamson of San Francisco.
Claire Crura and Clyde Edmondson were married last month in Oak-
land. Mr. Edmonson is a member of Sigma Pi fraternity.

BIRTHS

A daughter was born in May to Mrs. Herriot Small (Lucille Gi-
noux).

A daughter, Virginia Carson, to Mrs. C. J. Crary (Ruth Carson) in
September.

A son to Mrs. Chas. Erb (Verda Bowman).
A daughter to Mrs. Arthur Best (Sarah Anderson).
A son to Mrs. Roscoe Delong (Verna Ray).

DEATHS

The sympathy of the chapter goes out to Ada Shreve Belshaw, whose
husband passed away last month.

DELTA

Mary Sears, '24, is president of the Fort Worth Texas Panhellenic so-
ciety who will entertain the National Congress when they are in session.
Mary spent two months this summer in "my dear" New England.

Ida Quigley, ex-'28, is traveling abroad with her mother and will not
return to college.

Frances Rooks has also left Tufts and will study at the Katherine
Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston.

Caroline Breen, ex-'26, has transferred to Tufts Medical School
and so is not on the H i l l .

Edith McKee, '25. is doing social service work in Boston and studying
for her master's degree in Economics at Tufts.

Ethel Smith is also studying f o r her master's degree, in English at
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Ruth Whitten is tutoring four children in a private family in Virginia.
Alice Harrington is keeping house for her father in Hartford, Conn.
Maber Taylor Bodge, '06, has a new address in Fall River, Mass., 52
Dexter St.
DoroUiy Temple Brown Fuller, '05. has also moved for the winter. We
are glad she is to be in Cambridge that she may attend our meetings. She
is living at 85 Prescott St.
Marion Jameson Morisoti, '18, and her husband have taken an apart-
ment in Hyde Park, 1399 River Street. The writer had a very delightful
month while they stayed with her during the process of moving.
With the chance of proving monotonous I must report another new
address; Rena Greenwood Smith, '15, and "Dick" have just bought a new
home in Wellesley Hills. Their address is 35 Clovelly Road.
Marion Phillips, '20, has been doing some substituting in Salem High
School although she is supposed to be at home with her father.
Delta is well represented in the work of the T u f t s Alumnae Associa-
tion this winter; Grace Wheeler Woodbury is chairman of the fall meet-
ing, Ruth Earle has charge of the annual luncheon in December and
Marion Phillips is chairman of the spring meeting. Margaret Angell has
charge of the Homecoming night in November.
Wanted. A new editor for To DRAGMA. We had expected Helen
Crowell would be able to do it, but Miss Gretchen will require most of
her mother's time at the present. To save Delta from ignominy, we
have sent in what was available. Applications gratefully received!
Dorothy Bartlett Buck, '13, is leaving the last of October with her
family to spend the winter in California. We shall miss Dorothy for
she has been very faithful.
Mildred Simpson Gersumky, '18, has just returned to Winthrop after
seven weeks in Chicago, where her husband was called on business.
Dorothy Rourke has just gone to Detroit, where she is to do
research work in the Ford Hospital.

MARRIAGES

On August 28, 1925. Louise Adele Russell, '23, was married to Ralph
Alden Loring in Mason, N . H . M r . Loring is a Dartmouth man, 1919, and
is now studying at Harvard. They will live in Cambridge at 1 Cragie St.

BIRTHS

To Helen Neal Crowell. '22, a daughter, Gretchen, September 7, 1925.
To Mildred Sproule McLeod, '22, a son, Edward Osborn, on September
16, 1925.
To Ethel Remele Willis, '07, a daughter, Barbara Mott, on June 20,
1925.

DEATHS

Our sympathy is extended to Gladys Bryant Moore, '22, who lost her
wee son at birth.

GAMMA

Rebecca Chilcott Jackson and her three daughters, spent the summer
at Searsport, Maine.

Emily Bartlett has received her Ph.D. from Leland Stanford and is
joining the Wellesley faculty, teaching Biology.

Louise Bartlett is teaching in the Weaver High School in Hartford.
Mary Perkins is teaching in Gorham Normal. She has been studying
in Europe this summer.
Mary Ellen Chase spent the summer in Bluehill. Maine.
Mary Russell was operated on for appendicitis this summer.
Joanna Colcord has had charge of Welfare W o r k in New York City
but has resigned to accept a similar position in Minneapolis.
Marguerite Tibbetts spent her vacation at Bar Harbor and Bangor.
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Mrs. Eleanor Murray Archer, of New York, has been visiting her
parents in Hampden.

Betty Bright gave a delightful A O I I party, at her home on Hammond
St. I t was so nice to have one more get-together before we all started
back to work and from vacations. We had a wonderful time.

Helen Wooster Cleaves of Verona, N . Y. spent the summer with
her parents in East Bangor. She is moving front Verona to Baltimore.

Our girls had such a wonderful time at the Convention, we wished
we ail might have gone. Estelle Beaupre drove out with Marion Jordan,
Kay Stewart and our "awfully sweet delegate, Beaulah Osgood. " A w f u l l y
sweet" are the exact words the girls used when speaking of her, so I
had to do the same. They didn't have a bit of trouble and just flew
over the hundreds of miles, reporting the world's best time. Bv the
way they saw Tony Webb Wheaton at the Convention. She lives in" Min-
neapolis now.

Rowene Hersey is teaching in Shrewsbury, Mass., and Lilla is teach-
ing in Andover, Mass.

MARRIAGES

Alice Stanley became Mrs. Earl Dunham. August 26, at a very pretty
home wedding. They are to live in Stonington, Maine.

Lillian Dunn was married to Howard Sayford on June 27. They
are living in Vineland. N . J.

Dorothea Stetson was married to Walter Priest Morse of Lexing-
ton, Mass., on September 14 at Woodstock, N . B.

BIRTHS

To M r . and Mrs. Charles Cleaves, a daughter, born September, 1924.

j^^0 rS* ^ 'a n <Herlihy (Madeline Robinson) a son, born May 9,

To Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Torsleff, a daughter, born September 12,
1925.

CORINNE FURBUSH.

RHO

Alice Kolb Mason and "Mike" are spending the year in Europe,
where "Mike" is doing clinical work. They spent a few weeks in Oslo
with Kate Blum Blumberg and are at present in Vienna. They will be
in Paris after Christmas.

Louise Lowry. '24 has returned after a year abroad.
Marguerite ("Pete") Ford Drees has been teaching at the Hilo
Boarding School, Hilo, Hawaii. She writes that she loves Hawaii, but
will be glad to get back to the States next June.
Anne McCabe. '25, is attending the Chicago Normal College.
Dorothy Pearson, '25, is working at the Chicago Collegiate Bureau
of Occupations.
Dorothy Duncan. '25, is taking the intensive secretarial course at the
Moser Business College.
Charlotte Collins, '25, is with the Chicago Tribune.

DEATHS

Rho chapter and the Chicago Alumnae chapter mourn the death on
October 8, of Margaret Ariess Tarpy, '19.

IOTA

A l l Iota alumnae—as well actives!—will he happy to know that the
downstairs at 712 Oregon was redecorated during the summer months.
It was done in gray, and Ruth Newton reports that it has made a decided
improvement. Betty Rennin's father made it possible bv giving us $100
to start.

Lucile Gibson Rice lives only a few blocks from Ruth Newton and
many are the morning visits spent at each other's homes. Ruth says
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Louisa—whom all Iotas either know personally or have heard much
about—is with Ruth. We all envy you Ruth!

Cora Jane Stroheker is in line for managership of the Service de-
partment of the Continental and Commercial bank of Chicago. She
lectures before Women's clubs and writes magazine articles, mosil)
about budgets, investments and personal finance.

Jean Glenn Knglish has recently had an operation for appendicitis.
Florence Srout Tr iggs has returned to the campus, as Larry is
'to be on the journalistic faculty.
Gretchen Hulsebus, Kay Wesson and Helen Wolfe spent a most de-
lightful summer m Europe. They were in Venice when 1 heard from
Kav, and were more than in love with the place.
Jane and Earl Schoenig spent eight week in the West last summer
—part of the time at lovely Lake Louise in Canada. They met Mate near

3 Mate and her mother had a lovely trip to the land of the West also,
as I told you in my last letter. They are located at Uloomington, HI.,
where Mate is in charge of the households economics department at I l -
linois Wesleyan college.

Mary Caldwell Wedge and her husband spent about three weeks in
Yellowstone Park and the Jackson's Hole country. Mary stayed a little
longer with her sister at Old Faithful camp in the Park and also visited
in Great Falls, Montana, before returning to her home in Houston, Texas.

Jane Louise Brown, the active president this year attended Convention
in June. Others were Betty Rennin, Ruth Snyder, Ruth Bairstow
and Helen O'Shea. ( N . B . This information I got from the Illini and in-
cludes only the names of the actives, of course. You alumnae who were
there write me of the fact, and of other facts, too, won't you?)

I didn't know until the other day about Aileen Hunter's little Aileen
(Jean Aileen) born last May 25th.

Hazel Stephens Bodenschatz and Bodie spent their vacation with
Carl (Pep's brother, you know) at Manistee, Mich. Bodie is in busi-
ness for himself now. He patented and is manufacturing a hold-up alarm
for banks—daylight protection. Hazel is his private secretary. They are
living at 442' S. Lombard, Oak Park.

MARRIAGES

Lucille Gibson was married to Clifford Rice at Urbana on August 1.
Mr. Rice, an Acacia f r o m the University of Chicago, is principal of the
Thornburn School in Urbana.

Ruth Ann Coughlan and Albert R. Eastman were married August 22
in New York City, where they are living.

Mary Putnam to Edward V. Piatt.

TAU

Lila Kline has deserted the East, given up her position with the
J. Austin Riggs Foundation in Stockbridge, Mass., and come home for
a time. She is now with the Lymanhurst Child Guidance Clinic.

Mayme Bender is teaching at Annandale, Minnesota, this year.
Kathryn Bremer has been East for six weeks, spending most
of the time in a Baltimore hospital. Marie is taking Graduate work in
the Anthropology department at the University this year.
Alice Buckley Goodwin has moved into the popular Alpha O neighbor-
hood. Her new home is on Fremont Avenue South near Thirty-Third
Street. Alice makes the tenth Alpha O within a radius of six blocks.
Marion Barclay motored down from Aitkin, Minnesota, where she is
in the English department for the year, to attend the Minnesota-Notre
Dame game last week. She stayed with Betty Bond while she was here.
Other old familiar faces seen at open-house after the eame were those
of Marian Conlin. Bernice Nelson Garnbill, Wilma Arnold MacGregor, Hel-


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en Gates, Muriel Faibanks Steward, Lucille Haertel, Betty Bond, Wilma
Smith Leland, and Spike Keinertson.
in thCeatChheircinageo Coflfaicrke.e has joined the staff of the Ladies Home Journal
panyBionnMitainnLeaaptoalviso.r is doing art work with the Buzza Publishing Com-

Margaret Boothroyd has also been in the hospital.
Betty Bond will spend a week in Evanston with Mary Dee Druminond
early in December. She will attend the Chicago Founder's Day Banquet.
Louise France Quigley's husband. Dr. Harold Scott Quigley, Profes-
sor of Political Science in the University of Minnesota, has recently be-
come a member of the staff of Current History Magazine.

ENGAGEMENTS

A t the chapter house a few weeks ago the traditional five pounds
appeared and was opened amid the usual breathless silence. The cards
of Bonita La Favor and Conrad Kech were enclosed. The wedding will
be in June.
has jTuhset reencgeangtelymebnetenofanKnoauthnecreidn.e C. Bremer to Franklyn Mattson, D.K.E.

MARRIAGES

On October 3rd, Catherine T i f f t became Mrs. William Merrill. The
wedding took place at the home of the bride's parents. Judge and Mrs.
T i f f t , in Glencoe, Minnesota. Margaret Wilson was Catherine's only
attendant. Mr. and Mrs. Merrill will be at home in Montevideo, Min-
nesota, after October 1st.

Elizabeth Hayes was married in Boston late in September. Her new
name is Robinson, but we know the initials not.

BIRTHS

daugMhtre.r. and Mrs. Willard Johnson of Cloquet, Minnesota, have a baby
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin T. McClure (Frances Graham) arc the proud

parents of a son, Benjamin Thompson, Jr., who arrived in this world
on October 14th.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Quigley (Louise France) have another daughter.

DEATHS

OctoWbeer. were indeed sorry to hear that Lila Kline's father died late in

CHI

Favorable Chance, said George Eliot (disapprovingly, of course) is
the god of all who follow their own devices. I f ever undeserving mortal
felt herself cherished by that god, 'twas I when this morning there nested
in my mail box a pleasantly plump Round Robin. I have learned his
songs by heart. . .

From the train which was carrying her to her new position in A u -
sablc Forks, Edith Ranch dashed off a note promising that she would
grow hearty and robust up there in the woods.

It is a puppy, a.most adorably wobbly collie pup, we are told, that
is filling Lillian Battenfeld's odd moments just now. I fear f o r the
basket ball,—to say nothing of the Girl Scouts and those hiking clubs,—
don't you?

Florence Clark is still the super-busy club president, planning study
programs here, charity campaigns there, and social affairs in some other
place. One's head whirls at the list.

A l l who remember how gracefully and calmly Ina Miller used to sit
holding a dish towel after our midnight feasts some years ago will be
a trifle surprised to hear that since her marriage she has become, by her
own confession, "as domestic as a dog." I must say, thought, that neither


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she nor Reva Snyder Vanderbilt appeared oppressively dignified on that

morning last month when they called in Paterson.
Faery writes that her sister, Florence Farrington Hutt, has moved to

Hoosick Falls, where her husband is to be superintendent of schools.
Florence herself, I fancy, is more engrossed just now in the two-months-
old baby girl she has just adopted, than in any school system.

Some impressive legal stationery, bearing puzzling references to
embezzling cases, bankrupts, and criminal courts, brings also the news
that Bertha Muckey out in Idaho is simply enthralled by her new profes-
sion. She has lost, she states, all her hair save that needed for a sleek
shingle, forty pounds, and every last bit of romanticism. . . And this
is the place, I think, for some other information of Bert which came
to me recently on the best of authority—that in her Idaho Bar Examina-
tion last December she got the highest mark ever received in that state.
'Twas what we expected, of course.

Mary Adams is teaching this year at Hornell, Emily tells me.
From her apartment in Cleveland, Ohio. Florence Gilger O'Leary
sends a characteristic letter—seasoned, however, by an unexpected dash of
the domestic. Life must be a fascinating adventure when there is a new
city for every new moon. •

Only three of us managed to make the September New York alumnae
luncheon, and, since the other two were on time, I did not get at their
table to hear the news. I f I had, I might have been able to persuade
Alice Coulter to tell me more about that new position of hers. I t in-
cludes everything desirable, I gathered—luxurious office, endless people
to manage, and all that. I f Kay Jenkins had sent me the letter she
promised that day, I could have told you even the name of the firm.

MARRIAGES

Ruth Melvin, '17, was married on the fifteenth of August to Robert
C. Suppe, of Clinton, New York.

Virginia Wilson, ex-'26, this September became the wife of Jay L.
Frankum of Martin, Ga. The young people are living in Utica, I hear.

Faery supplies a part of the information I lacked last time by telling
me that Greta Coe is now Mrs. Hoyt Hollister, at home in Mexico,
New York.

BIRTHS

Tweed MacDonald's little daughter, Jean Margaret, was born last
June.

There are three other new babies you'll want to hear about: one be-
longing to Ruby Davis Lamb, '14; another to Vera Ingalls Bliss, '15; and
the last to Ruth Sydney Merchant, '23. I wish I could tell you how new
they are, or how good. Perhaps their mothers will write it down care-
fully for me before the next letter.

Ethel Farrington Dexter actually did answer the demand for infor-
mation concerning the age, sex, and disposition of her infant by writing that
she had a girl named Janis, nearly six months old, and adding (with an
indignant mother's eye on that "disposition," I suspect) that she "would-
n't change her for anything."

FRANCES CARTER.

BETA PHI

Wilkie Hughes spent the summer doing relief work in the Yale Uni-
versity School of Nursing at New Haven. During Jul v she was in
charge of the Surgical Clinic, and during August of the Medical. The
middle of September she went to Teacher's College, Columbia University,
to begin work on her M . A. degree in Nursing Education, under the Alpha
Omicron Pi scholarship which she was awarded.

Vallie Messner is again teaching in Elkhart, Indiana, and may be
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Dr. and Mrs. Russell Hippensteel (Ethel Bender) have moved from
Indianapolis to Florida, where Dr. Hippensteel will be in charge of the
Pediatrics Department of the new million dollar hospital on Allison
Island near Orlando.

Juanita Braxton Yockey was severely i l l during the summer but is
now improving.

Mary Neal Mcllveen and Edith Huntington Anderson have been
honored with appointments by the Executive Committee of the Fraternity.
Mary is alumnae superintendent of the Ohio Valley District, and Edith
holds the same office in the Atlantic District.

MARRIAGES

On August 5. Emma P. McClain, '20, of Scottsburg, Indiana, and
Mr. Richard L. Hauswald, of New Albany were married at Emma's
home. They spent their honeymoon in Chicago and in Idaho, and are
at home in Council, Washington, where Mr. Hauswald is superintendent
of schools. Mr. Hauswald is a graduate of Northwestern University, and
both have been teaching in the New Albany (Ind.) high school.

On September 5, Jane W i n i f r e d Sickels, '22, of Indianapolis, was
married to Philip R. Mitchell, of Mansfield, Ohio, at the home of
her aunt in Indianapolis. Jane's dress was of white chiffon embroidered
in rhinestones. and she wore a tulle veil arranged with a coronet of lace
and orange blossoms. She carried a shower bouquet of bride roses and
lilies of the valley. After the ceremony, which was attended by a num-
ber of Alpha O's, a reception was given also at the home of the aunt.
Mr. Mitchell is a member of Phi Delta Theta at Purdue University, and
is in business with the Standard Oil Company at Indianapolis. They
are living at 1142 North Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis.

BIRTHS

On September 28, a son, John Stoner, was born to M r . and Mrs.
Herold Ross (Rosella Stoner) at Ames, Iowa.

ALPHA PHI

Etta V . Haynes, '19. is teaching in Honolulu this year.
Gladys Matthews. '22, is spending the winter in California, with her
family.
Thelma Newkirk, '24, is teaching in New Mexico this year. She mo-
tored overland with Nellie Refsnes, and reports a most thrilling journey.
Verna Willis, '25, is teaching Home Economics in the High School
at Dufurs, Oregon.

MARRIAGES

Harriet Nordstrom. '24, to Robert L . Kimmons, on August 26,
1925. They live at 1 120 Sa Juan, La Junta, Colorado, where Mr. Kim-
mons is head of the Ag ric un l ture Department in the High School. He
is a graduate of the University of Colorado and a member of Sigma Alpha
Epsilon.

Margaret Conkling, '24. to Carroll Donohoe, on September 3, 1925.
They are at home at 121 Elm Street, Anaconda, Montana. "Donnie" is
also an M.S.C. graduate and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He
is connected with the chemical department of the A.C.M. Company in
Anaconda.

BIRTHS

Born to Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Thompson (Lillian Drummond) a son
April, 1925.

PHI IDA K. LOGUE.

Mary Rose Barrons is teaching at Independence, Missouri, and misses
the girls at Phi of Alnha O too much thus far to be perfectly satisfied.
Eva Drum is teaching English in the Junior High School in Lawrence
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Gladys Ferris is working in one of the K . U . offices.
Jacqueline Gilmore is teaching English in the University at Berkeley,

Dorothy Crane has been seriously ill with diptheria, but is again able
resume her teaching in the Leavenworth high school.

MARRIAGES They are now making
making their home at
Margaret Matthews to Mr. Glen W . Leighty.
their home at 1417 Hackey, Winfield, Kansas.

Evelyn Starr to Joseph Bloomer. They are
Claflin. Kansas.

OMEGA

Charlotte Haarlammert Ragen and her husband are studying this
year. They are either at the University of Chicago or at Wisconsin. " A l "
is pursuing his M . A . in history, while Charlotte studies French. Oxford
friends were mighty glad to see them during rush week.

Mildred King and Martha Fishpaw, both '25, are teaching in New
Madison, "Kingy" 's home town.

Frances Lew Ivens had a wonderful western trip last summer, and
"somebody" says that she is studying this winter at the University of
Cincinnati.

Marjorie Kercheval Manton writes that she and Tom are planning
to build a new home, and that their next door neighbors will be M r . and
Mrs. Frank Spieldenner (Louise Arthur). Can't you just imagine what
fun they will have?

Rayen High School in Youngstown can't do without Edna Gilbert and
she has gone back there again to teach Home Economics. She and another
teacher share a tiny apartment and have a car.

After an interesting two years in Philadephia Martha Jane Hitchner
is going to Jacksonville, Florida, this fall to take up work which has to
do with the "adjustment of school children." I f Martha is trying it, it is
sure to be a fascinating job. She holds the chapter record, too, f o r var-
iety in geography.

Our nephew, "Jack" Dennison accompanied by Mildred (strange?) is
going to begin seeing the world this fall by taking a trip to Cleveland; I
hope I ' m not making a "wrong' mistake" i f I say that they will visit
Lucille Dvorak.

Are you all watching for Lucille's ads in the magazines?
The Scotts are widely separated this year. "Little Scotty" is in
Boston at the Prince School. I f you'll write her at Franklin Square
House. 11 East Newton Street, she will tell you what it is all about.

"Big Scottv" is surprising herself and everybody else bv taking up
Journalism at the University of Missouri. She is downright lonesome
to see an A O n pin, likes "old Mizzou," and is pledged to Theta Sigma
Phi. professional journalistic sorority.

Marian Rothhaar is studying at Oberlin this year, after trying the
business world for a little while.

MARRIAGES

Jane Sickels, of Q and B«I>, was married on September 5 to Philip
Richard Mitchell, 3 » A 8 . Purdue University. They will make their home
at 1142 North Pennsylvania, Indianapolis.

BIRTHS

During Tuly George Arthur Spieldenner came to stay with M r . and
Mrs. Frank Spieldenner (Louise Arthur) of New York Citv.

"Timmv" Madison has a new playmate. He arrived in Piqua in Sep-
tember and will keep Louise and "Bing" busier. His name is Jack
Trowbridge Madison.


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OMICRON PI

W i t h the starting of October, many of us are well aware of
new world responsibilities and last June's class finds a much different
atmosphere from college life. I t has been difficult to get adjusted but we
forget our disappointments in bridge parties, theatre parties, and week-
ends at Ann Arbor.

When we were back to school for rushing, Peg Wagner invited us
over to her home. We started out by playing bridge and ended as usual
by just "visiting." Helen Howard is teaching English at the Detroit
High School of Commerce, and Dorothy Wylie is also at the same school.
Marion Murray is at Southwestern High, but Frances is having the
same luck as the rest of us, teaching in the foreign district.

Ginny Smith has started in library work and she has done very well
having only cut one book in two.

I hadn't seen Bea Smith in almost a year and we met last week-end
in Ann Arbor. She is still at the library in Detroit.

Marian Tanner and "Margie" Kerr have the same positions in the
library and office as last year. Isabel Waterworth is beginning her sec-
ond year at Northern High. Lorna Ketchum has given up teaching as
she has been in the hospital for several weeks. She has been quite i l l
and I know would appreciate any letters from girls out of town.

The weddings of Nan Gabler and "Bea" Hoek, which were to take
place, came off beautifully. Nan and Fred have gone East as Fred is
attending Harvard. Bea and "Chuck" are going to live in Battle Creek.

Catherine Swayze Monroe did not move East and she and "Chuck"
are making their home in Kalamazoo.

Mary Howlett is back in Detroit, teaching and living with Gladys
Hinmon.

Lorraine O'Brein is doing secretarial work at the Henry Ford hos-
pital.

A letter from Irene Swain lets us know she is working in a bank
in Chicago and having a wonderful time. Sue Crawford is expected at
Ann Arbor for the Ohio State game.

Velma Lee Carter is back in Ann Arbor again, assisting Pro-
fessor Rankin and getting her Master's degree. Luvern Hayes is back
for her senior medic year and she and Jessamine Gray have an apartment
together.

Elizabeth Hayes is doing social service work at Harper Hospital.
Louise Boer still has no definite plans and is finishing her business
course.
Helen Boorman enjoys her teaching at Farmington.
Dorothy Jacobs Moore and her husband have motored to California.
There is another Moore now and Jimmie, Jr., two months, traveled to
California, too.

Irma Snauffer Tomlinson is living in California now—she wrote to
Velma Lee.

It is rumored that Elizabeth Wylie is soon to marry Ernst Tibbits
and move west to California. And word comes from Lansing that
Eleanor Boyer is to announce her engagement.

Irene Lutz is at her work in Hudson's store and enjoys it very much.
I surely enjoy having her living with me.

VIRGINIA V A N ZANT.


ALPHA OMICRON PI CALENDAR

1925-192$

(The postmark on late letters is the evidence which determines a fine.
Do not wa.t until 9 : 0 0 P. M . the last day to mail your report—they might
n o t stamp it until next morning.)

January 1—Active Chapter President mail report to District Superintendent.
Alumnae Adviser mail report to District Superintendent.
Alumnae Chapter President mail report to District Alumnae Super-
intendent.

January 3—Chapter Secretary mail report to Registrar. $3.00 fine.
Study Plan Officer mail report to district member of Committee on
Examinations. $2.50 fine.

January 8—Active and Alumnae Editors and Alumnae Assistant Editors
mail material f o r February To DRAG.MA to Editor. $5.00 fine.

January 10—Chapter Treasurer mail report to Registrar. $3.00 fine.
January 15—Prepare for fraternity examinations.
February 3—Chapter Secretary mail report to Registrar. $3.00 fine.

Chapter Panhellenic Delegate mail report to National Panhellenic
Delegate. $2.50 fine.

February 10—Chapter Treasurer mail report to Registrar. $3.00 fine.
March 1—Active Chapter President mail report to District Superintendent.

Alumnae Adviser mail report to District Superintendent.
Alumnae Chapter President mail report to District Alumnae Superin-

tendent.

March 3—Chapter Secretary mail report to Registrar. $3.00 fine.
Study Plan Officer mail report to district member of Committee on
Examinations.

March 10—Chapter Treasurer mail report to Registrar. $3.00 fine.
April 1—District Alumnae Superintendent send report to Grand Vice-

President.
Active and Alumnae Officers should be elected by this date.
April 3—Chapter Secretary mail report to Registrar. $3.00 fine.
Chapter Panhellenic Delegate mail report to National Panhellenic

Delegate. $2.50 fine.
April 8—Active and Alumnae Editors and Alumnae Assistant Editors

will mail material for May To DRAGMA to Editor. $5.00 fine.
April 10—Chapter Treasurer mail report to Registrar. $3.00 fine.
May 1—Reports of chapter elections shall be mailed to Registrar by this

date. $3.00 fine.
Active Chapter President mail report to District Superintendent.
Alumnae Adviser mail report to District Superintendent.
Alumnae Chapter President mail report to District Alumnae Super-

intendent.
May 3—Chapter Secretary mail report to Registrar. $3.00 fine.
May 10—Oiapter Treasurer mail report to Registrar. $3.00 fine.


DIRECTORY OF OFFICERS
1925-1926

FOUNDERS OF ALPHA OMICRON PI

Jessie Wallace Hughan, Alpha '98, 132 West 12th St., New York, N . Y.
Helen St. Clair Mullan (Mrs. George V . ) , Alpha '98, 25 East 83rd St,

New York, N. Y.

Stella George Stern Perry (Mrs. George H . ) , Alpha '98, 9 St. Luke's
Place, New York, N . Y.

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

OFFICERS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Grand President, Katrina Overall McDonald (Mrs. C. C ) , Box 188, Bay
St. Louis, Mississippi.

Grand Secretary, Joanna Donlon Huntington (Mrs. James C ) , 1919

Lawrence Ave., Detroit, Mich.

Grand Treasurer, Rose Gardner Marx (Mrs. Ralph), 1028 O x f o r d St.,
Berkeley, California.

Grand Vice President, Josephine S. Pratt, 156 West 170 St., New York,
N. Y.

Grand Historian Stella George Stern Perry (Mrs. George H . ) , 9 St.
Luke's Place, New York, N . Y.

Registrar, Elizabeth Heywood Wyman, 456 Broad St., Bloomfield, N . J.
Extension Officer, Margaret Yaughan Branscomh (Mrs. Harvie), 1102

No. Duke St., Durham, N . C.
Examining Officer, Octavia Chapin, 102 Summer St.. Med ford, Mass.
National Panhellenic Officer, 'Rochellc Rodd Gachet, 506 North Magnolia

St., Hammond, La.
Editor of To DRAGMA, Elizabeth Bond, 3137 Holmes Ave. S., Minneapolis,

Minnesota.

Business Manager of To DRAGMA, Kathryn Bremer, 855 West 7th St., St.
Paul, Minnesota.

DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS

Atlantic District ( N , A, T, E, X , I I A ) .
Amalia Shoemaker, 1413 Massachusetts Ave. N . W., Washington D. C.

Southern District (n, O, K, NO. T A ) .

Lillian Chapman Marshall (Mrs. Carl), Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
Ohio Valley District ( 9 . I , B$, Q).

Geraldine Kindig, 428 East 21st St., Indianapolis, Ind.
Great Lakes District (P. T, H , On).

Melita H . Skillen, 5902 Magnolia Ave., Chicago, Illinois.
Mid-Western District (Z, <t>, N K , A * . S ) .

Mary Rose Barrons, 5700 Central St., Kansas City, Mo.
Pacific District ( 2 . A, T, AS, K 0 ) .

Daisy Shaw (Mrs. Norman), 71 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, Calif.


ALUMNAE SUPERINTENDENTS

Atlantic District (New York, Boston, Providence, Bangor, Washington,
Philadelphia, Syracuse.)
Edith Huntington Anderson (Mrs. A . K . ) , Heatherbloom Apts., State
College, Pa.

Southern District (New Orleans, Knoxville, Lynchburg, Nashville, Mem-
phis, Birmingham.)
Nell Fain, 315 22nd Ave. N . , Nashville, Tenn.

Ohio Valley District (Indianapolis. Cleveland, Champaign-Urbana, Miami
Valley.)

Mary Neal Mcllveen (Mrs. A. V . ) , 221 East 7th St., Bloomington,

Indiana.

Great Lakes District (Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago

South Shore.)
Margaret Boothroyd, 4744 Garfield Ave. S., Minneapolis. Minn.

Mid-Western District (Lincoln. Dallas, Kansas City, Omaha, Oklahoma
City, Bozeman Ass'n.)
Catharine E. Rasbury. 5005 Gaston Ave., Dallas. Texas.

Pacific District (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Tacoma
Ass'n.)
Muriel McKinney (Mrs. V. W . ) , 528 N . Formosa Ave., Los Angeles,

Calif.

ALUMNAE CHAPTER PRESIDENTS

New York—Ruth McDonald (Mrs. J. G.), 434 West 120 St., N . Y. C.
San Francisco—Margaret S. Eddy (Mrs. A. J.), 902 San Benito Road,

Berkeley, Calif.

Providence—Muriel Wyman (Mrs. P. H . ) , 225 Norwood Ave., Providence,

Rhode Island.
Boston—Alice J. Spear, 32 Pierce St., Hyde Park, Mass.
Los Angeles—Martha Benkert (Mrs. R.), 4002 Walton Ave., Los Angeles,

Calif.
Lincoln—Helen Hoppe, (Mrs. A . ) 539 S. 27th St., Lincoln, Neb.
Chicago—Marion Abele, 1340 Glenlake Ave., Chicago, 111.
Indianapolis—Cleon Wood (Mrs. F. S.), 2946 Washington Blvd., Indian-

apolis, Ind.
New Orleans—Margaret Lyon, 1210 Broadway, New Orleans, La.
Minneapolis—Myrtle Abrahamson, 3212 Dupont Ave., S., Minneapolis,

Minn.
Bangor—Helen West (Mrs. W . F.) 4 N . Park St., Bangor, Me.
Portland—Ruby N . Cornish (Mrs. R. G.), 1403 Wisteria Ave., Portland,

Oregon.
Seattle—Edith G. Korres (Mrs. E. R.), R. F. D. 6, Lake Forest Park,

Seattle, Wash.

Knoxville—Vivian Loguc Seymour (Mrs. A. F.), Rose St., Knoxville,

Tenn.


Lynchburg—Virginia Blackwell (Mrs. H . G.), 219 Norfolk Ave., Lynch-
burg, Va.

Washington—Marjoric McCarty, 1443 Spring Road, N . W., Apt. 204,
Washington, D. C.

Philadelphia—Stella Wells (Mrs. R. H . ) , 611 Dayton Road, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Dallas—Josephine Beatty (Mrs. J. O.), S. M . U . , Dallas, Tex.
Kansas City—Mary Rose Pecha, 4328 Walnut St., Kansas City, Mo.
Omaha—Helen Hayes, 115 N . 33rd St., Omaha, Neb.
Tacoma—

Syracuse—Emily Tarbell, Lock Box 518, Syracuse, N . Y.
Detroit—Dorothy Wylie, 9106 Martindale Ave., Detroit, Mich.
Nashville—Helen H . Morford (Mrs. T . ) , 1705 Cedar Lane, Nashville,

Tenn.

Cleveland—Lucille Dvorak, 3880 Washington Park Blvd., Cleveland, O.
Champaign-Urbana—

Memphis—Elsie Paxton Keebler (Mrs. R. S.), 1700 Poplar Ave., Memphis,
Tenn.

Miami Valley—Esther Schmalz (Mrs. C. N ) , 8 Parkview Apts., Dayton,
Ohio.

Bozeman—Marlyn Hauseman (Mrs. D. M . ) , 320 S. 5th Ave., Bozeman,
Mont.

Milwaukee—Frieda Dorner (Mrs. F . ) , 548 Milwaukee St., Milwaukee,
Wis.

Birmingham—Ellen Wood, 1023 Sycamore St., Birmingham, Ala.
Northern Illinois—Vera Riebel. 1541 East 60th, Chicago, 111.
Oklahoma City—Ruth Black, 121 West 9th St., Oklahoma City, Okla.

ACTIVE CHAPTER SECRETARIES

Pi—Dorothy Folse, H . Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, New Orleans,
La.

Nu—Anna J. Hughes, Park Ridge, N . J.
Omicron—Elizabeth Walker, University of Tennessee, Box 4077, Knox-

ville, Tenn.
Kappa—Elizabeth Darling, R. M . W . C , Lynchburg, Va.
Zeta—Mildred L . Sweet, 2101 Washington St., Lincoln, Neb.
Sigma—Jean Hawkins, 2721 Haste St., Berkeley, Calif.
Theta—Dorothy M . Baldwin, 301 So. Indiana St., Greencastle, Ind.
Delta—Margaret Pettigrew, Capen House, Tufts College, Mass.
Gamma—Clara Peabody, Mt. Vernon House, Orono, Me.
Epsilon—Marion Whitwell. The Knoll, 715 E. Buffalo St., Ithaca, N . Y.
Rho—Margaret Brown, 2010 Sherman Ave., Evanston, 111.
Lambda—Helen Gladding. A. O. H House, Palo Alto, Calif.
Iota—Helen Sweet, 712 West Oregon St., Urbana, 111.
Tau—Catherine Pratt, 914 4th St. S. E., Minneapolis, Minn.
Chi—Mariba Morse, 603 University Ave., Syracuse, N . Y.
Upsilon—Dorothy Hesseldenz, 1906 E. 45th St., Seattle, Wash.
Nu Kappa—Lois Turner, A . O. H Box, S. M . U., Dallas Tex.


Beta Phi—Mary Ellen Jenkins, A. O. I t House, Bloomington, Ind.
Eta—Hester Butterfield, 626 N . Henry St., Madison, Wis.
Alpha Phi—Helen Noble, 119 So. 6th Ave., Bozeman, Mont.
Nu Omicron—Robbie Allison, 1111 18th Ave. So., Nashville, Tenn.
psi—Grace E. MacMullon, 3425 Walnut St.. Philadelphia, Pa.
Phi—Gladys Filson, 1144 Louisiana Ave., Lawrence, Kan.
Omega—Ruth Riegcl, 49 Bishop Hall, Oxford, Ohio.
Omicron Pi—Oarissa Felio, 1052 Baldwin Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Alpha Sigma—Georgie Davidson, 754 13th Ave. E., Eugene, Ore.
Xi—Bessie Mignon Faught, 735 Asp St., Norman, Okla.
Pi Delta—Edith F. Bumside, University of Maryland, College Park, M d
Tau Delta—Janie H i l l , 1825 14th Ave. No., Birmingham, Ala.
Kappa Theta—Ruth Koster, 718 N . Heliotrope, Los Angeles, Calif.

ACTIVE CHAPTER EDITORS

Pi—Elizabeth Land, 2429 Octavia St.. New Orleans, La.
Nu—Ruth Lawler, 29 West 97 St., New York, N . Y .
Omicron—Helen Hobson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.
Kappa—Phoebe Paxton, R. M . W. C, Lynchburg, Va.
Zeta—Ruth Palmer, 516 N . 15th St., Lincoln, Neb.
Sigma—Marjorie Mills, 2721 Haste St., Berkeley, Calif.
Theta—Musette Williams, Poplar St., Greencastle, Ind.
Delta—Ruth Field, Capen House, T u f t s College, Mass.
Gamma—Frances Fuller, Ballentine House, Orono, Me.
Epsilon—Dale Davis, A . O. Tl. House, Ithaca, N . Y.
Rho—Dorothy Spiers, 1322 Lunt Ave., Chicago, 111.
Lambda—Aileen Brown, Box 1367, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.
Iota—Wilma Law, 712 West Oregon, Urbana, 111.
Tau—Mary V . Goodman, 914 4th St., S. E., Minneapolis, Minn.
Chi—Marion Moody, 603 University Ave., Syracuse, N . Y.
Upsilon—Margaret Bare, 3728 N . 28th St., Tacoma, Wash.
Nu Kappa—Numa Ablowitch, Box 243, Southern Methodist University

Dallas, Texas.
Beta Phi—Vivian Ellis, A. O. EL House, Bloomington, Ind.
Eta—Jean Jewell, 626 N . Henry St., Madison, W i s .
Alpha Phi—Mary Alice Powers, A. O. IT. House, Bozeman, Mont.
Nu Omicron—Caroline Williams, 2115 Highland Ave., Nashville, Tenn.

Psi—Maude Frame,
Phi—Gertrude Searcy, 1144 Louisiana Ave., Lawrence, Kan.
Omega—Rernadete Winter. 49 Bishop Hall. Oxford, Ohio.
Omicron Pi—Marjorie Weber, 1052 Baldwin Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Alpha Sigma—Jane Dudley, 754 13th Ave. E., Eugene, Ore.
Xi—Genevieve Bacon, 733 Asp St., Norman, Okla.
Pi Delta—Elizabeth J. Taylor, A. O. It House, College Park, Md.

Tau Delta—
Kappa Theta—


ALUMNAE CHAPTER EDITORS

NewNY. oYr.k—Marjory K . Manton (Mrs. T . C ) , 215 West 259, New York,

San CFarlaifn.cisco—Harriet F. Backus (Mrs. Geo.), 355 Adams St., Oakland,

Providence—Maude Covell (Mrs. L . E . ) , Barrington, R. I .
Boston—Helen N . Crowell, Arlington Heights, Mass.

Los Angeles—Marion B. Wagoner (Mrs. Carroll), 4821 Oakwood Ave.,
Los Angeles, Calif.

Lincoln—Helen Fitzgerald, 1971 D. St., Lincoln, Neb.
Chicago—Marion Abele, 1340 Glenlake Ave., Chicago, 111.
Indianapolis—Geraldine Kindig. 428 East 21st St., Indianapolis, Ind.
New Orleans—Louise Church. 1711 Valence St., New Orleans, La.
Minneapolis—Alice B. Goodwin (Mrs. J.), 2719 Humboldt Ave. S., Min-

neapolis, Minn.

Bangor—Aileene Libby (Mrs. Lewis), 105 Centre St., Oldtown, Me.
Portland—Lucile Hood (Mrs. W . K . ) , 984 Clackamas St.. Portland. Ore.
Seattle—Beryl D. Kneen (Mrs. O. H . ) , 4329 2nd Ave. N . E., Seattle,

Wash.

Knoxville—I.ida Moore McLean (Mrs. H . ) . Washington Pike. Knoxville,
Tenn.

Lynchburg—
Washington—Lucile H i l l . 309 S. Car Ave.. S. E., Washington, D. C.
Philadelphia—Alice Conk-ling. 3533 N . 21st St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Dallas—Eleanor Hull (Mrs. Leon), 6722 Oram St., Dallas, Tex.
Kansas City—Florence K . Bruce, 5836 Oak St.. Kansas City, Kan.
Omaha—Helen Hayes. 312 S. 37th St., Omaha, Neb.
Tacoma—

Syracuse—Emily A. Tarbell. Lock Box 518. Syracuse, N . Y .
Detroit—Dorothea Comfort, 2605 Ford Court, Detroit, Mich.
Nashville—Virginia Martin, 1705 Broad St., Nashville, Tenn.
Cleveland—Velma Carter, 1433 Olivewood Ave., Lakewood. Ohio.
Champaign-Urbana—
Memphis—Sadie Ramsay,

BMoizaemmi aVn—alley—Mrs. J. B. Dennison. Tallawanda Road, Oxford. Ohio.

Milwaukee—Dorothy Wiesler. 2400 Hadley St., Milwaukee. Wis.
Birmingham—Ellen Barnet. 1322 S. 19th St., Birmingham. Ala.
Oklahoma City—
Northern Illinois—


COMMITTEES

1925-1926

Committees on National Work—
' I —Fellowship Award—Grand Vice-President, Honorary Chairman.
Atlantic—Chairman, Elizabeth Heywood Wyman, Alpha.
Southern—Gladys Renshaw. Pi.
Ohio Valley—Iva Smith O'Hair, Theta.
Great Lakes—Carolyn Pulling, Delta.
Mid-western—Viola Gray, Zeta.
Pacific—Edith Chapman Korres, Upsilon.
I I — A i d for Handicapped Children—Grand Vice-President, Chairman;
Alumnae Superintendents, members.

Committee on Finance—
Chairman, Grand Treasurer; members, Helen T. Donald, Eta, and

Laura A. Hurd, Upsilon.

Committee on Fraternity Organization—District Superintendents, members.

Committee on Expansion—Chairnuin, Extension Officer.
Atlantic—Katharine M . Thomas, Kappa.
Southern—Mary A. L . Jones, Omicron.
Ohio Valley—Mary Gertrude Manley, Beta Phi.
Great Lakes—Mary Danielson Drummond, Alpha Phi.
Mid-western—Gladys Rice, Zeta.

Pacific—Lucille C. English, Lambda.

Committee on Rituals and Traditions—
Chairman, Stella George Stern Perry, Alpha; The Founders, Laura A.
Hurd and Rose G. Marx, life members; Grand Secretary and Study
Plan Officer.

Trustees of Anniversary Endowment Fund—
2 year term—Katherine Stebbins Stevens, Delta.
4 year term—Helen St. Clair Mullan, Chairman, Alpha.
6 year term—Mary H . Donlon, Epsilon.

Scholarship Officer—Edith Goldsworthy, Tau, 103 W . 52d St., Minneapolis,
Minn.

Song Committee—Chairman, Janet Howry, Tau, 1664 Van Buren St., St.
Paul, Minn.; Etta P. McPhie, Delta; Thelma Robertson, Chi; Flor-
ence Tyler, Nu Omicron; Mae Knight Siddell, Sigma; Margaret
Perry Maxwell, Phi.

Committee on Vocational Guidance—
Atlantic—Helen N . Henry, Sigma.
Southern—Mary H . Baskervill, Kappa.
Ohio Valley—Martha Whitworth, Epsilon.

Great Lakes—Marion Abele, Rho, Chairman, 1340 Glenlake Ave., Chi-
cago, 111.

Mid-western—Pauline Mills Edwards, X i .
Pacific—Carolyn Paige, Upsilon.


Committee on Examinations—Chairman, Examining Officer.
Atlantic—Katherine Stewart, Gamma.
Southern—Margaret Lyon, Pi.
Ohio Valley—Geraldine D. Canfield, Theta.
Great Lakes—Beatrice Bunting, Omicron Pi.
Mid-western—Doris Ingram, Alpha Phi.
Pacific—Edna Betts Trask, Rho.

Committee on Nominations—
Chairman—Edith A. Dietz, Alpha; Alumnae Superintendents, members.

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TO DRAGMA

of ALPHA OMICRON PI

Vol. XXI FEBRUARY 1926 No. 3

CONTENTS

Our Founders 169
178
Founders' Day in New York 182
184
Our Founders' Day Luncheon—Los Angeles 186
189
Founders' Day in Chicago 194
196
Kappa Omicron Becomes Our Newest Chapter 200
204
History and Traditions of Southwestern 206
210
National Panhellenic Congress Meeting 212
216
The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You 219
222
Child Protection 224
228
The Princeton Student Conference 233
255
Russia—Past and Present 272

Let Them Speak f o r Themselves

About the Greatest of Experiments

How the College Cap and Gown Came to be

Items of Interest

Alpha Omicron Pi Fellowship for Graduate Work

Editorials

Announcements

Active Chapter Letters

Alumnae Chapter Letters

Alumnae Notes •


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