To Dragma DIRECTORY OF OFFICERS
Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity Jessie Wallace Hughan, Alpha '98, 61 Quincy St., Brooklyn, N . Y .
Helen St. Claire Mullan (Mrs. George V . ) , Alpha '00, 118 W . 183rd St., New
CHAPTER ROLL OF ALPHA OMICRON PI
Alpha—Barnard College—Inactive. Stella Stern Perry (Mrs. George H . ) , Alpha '98, Hotel Maryland, San
P i — H . Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, New Orleans, La.
Nu—New York University, New York City. Francisco, Cal.
Omicron—University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn. Elizabeth Heywood Wyman, Alpha '98, 456 Broad Street, Bloomfield, N . J .
Kappa—Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Va.
Zeta—University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
Sigma—University of California, Berkeley, Cal. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Theta—De Pauw University, Greencastle, Ind.
Beta—Brown University—Inactive. Grand President, Isabelle Henderson Stewart (Mrs. B. F . , J r . ) , 2655 Wake-
Delta—Jackson College, Tufts College, Mass. field Ave., Oakland, C a l .
Gamma—University of Maine, Orono, Me.
Epsilon—Cornell University, Ithaca, N . Y. Grand Secretary and Registrar, Helen N . Henry, 430 W. 119th St., New York
Rho—Northwestern University, Evanston, 111. City.
Lambda—Leland Stanford University, Palo Alto, Cal.
Iota—University of Illinois, Champaign, 111. Grand Treasurer, Lillian MacQuillin McCausland (Mrs. Norman), 517 Angell
Tau—University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. St., Providence, R . 1.
Chi—Syracuse University, Syracuse, N . Y.
Upsilon—University of Washington, Seattle, Wash. OTHER OFFICERS
Nu Kappa—Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Tex.
Beta Phi—University of Indiana, Bloomington, Ind. Grand Vice-president, Daisy Gaus, 497 Halsey St., Brooklyn, N . Y .
Eta—University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. Grand Historian, Stella Stern Perry (Mrs. George H . ) , Hotel Maryland, San
Alpha Phi—Montana State College, Bozeman, Mont.
Nu Omicron—Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. Francisco, Cal.
Psi—University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. Auditor, Helen Dickinson Lange (Mrs. W. R . ) , Fallbrook, Cal.
Phi—University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan. Examining Officer, Lucy R . Somerville, 509 Central Ave., Greenville, Miss.
New York Alumnae—New York City. Chairman Committee on New Chapters, Viola Clark Gray, 1527 S. 23rd St.,
San Francisco Alumnae—San Francisco, Cal.
Providence Alumnae—Providence, R. I . Lincoln, Neb.
Boston Alumnae—Boston, Mass. Editor-in-chief of To DRAGMA, Mary Ellen Chase, 315 n t h Ave. S. E . , Minne-
Los Angeles Alumnae—Los Angeles, Cal. apolis, Minn.
Lincoln Alumnae—Lincoln, Neb. Business Manager of To DRAGMA, Carolyn Fraser Pulling (Mrs. Arthur),
Chicago Alumnae—Chicago, 111.
Indianapolis Alumnae—Indianapolis, Ind. 1314 Park Road N.W., Washington, D . C .
New Orleans Alumnae—New Orleans, La.
Minneapolis Alumnae—Minneapolis, Minn. PANHELLENIC CONGRESS
Bangor Alumnae—Bangor, Me.
Portland Alumnae—Portland, Ore. Delegate, Anna Estelle Many, 1325 Henry Clay Ave., New Orleans, L a .
Puget Sound Alumnae—Seattle, Wash.
Knoxville Alumnae—Knoxville, Tenn. EDITORIAL BOARD OF TO DRAGMA
Lynchburg Alumnae—Lynchburg, Va.
Editor-in-chief, Mary Ellen Chase, 315 n t h Ave. S. E . , Minneapolis, Minn.
Business Manager, Carolyn Fraser Pulling (Mrs. A r t h u r ) , 1314 Park Road
N. W., Washington, D. C.
Chapter Letters, Margaret June Kelley, 134 Cottage St., Norwood, Mass.
N . Atlantic District (N, A, T, E , X , * )
Marion Rich, 17 Lawrence St., Chelsea, Mass.
Southern District ( I I , K, 0, N K, N 0 )
Lucretia Jordan Bickley (Mrs. W. E . ) , 1516 Laurel Ave., Knoxville, Tenn.
N. E . Central District (9, P, I , B * , H )
Merva Dolsen Hennings (Mrs. A . J . ) , 2714 Central St., Evanston, 111.
N. W. Central District (Z, T, A *, * )
Viola Clark Gray, 1527 S. 23rd St., Lincoln, Neb.
Pacific District (2, A, T )
Virginia Judy Esterly (Mrs. W. B . ) t 244 Alvarado R d . , Berkeley, Cal.
ALUMNA ASSISTANT EDITORS
—Theodora Sumner, 1427 Delachaise St., New Orleans, L a .
« u — C e c i l e Iselin, Hotel San Remo, Central Park W. and 74th S t , New
Omicron—Roberta Williams Divine (Mrs. John), Faust St., Chattanooga, Tenn. Rho—Velma Stone, 630 University PI., Evanston, 111.
Kappa—Clara Murray Cleland (Mrs. Jas.), i Arlington PI., Lynchburg, Va. Lambda—Carmelite Waldo, Stanford University, Cal.
Zeta—Jane Piper, 1731 D St., Lincoln, Neb. Iota—Helen Brauno, 712 W. Oregon St., Urbana, 111.
Sigma—Pearl Pierce, 2344 Fulton St., Berkeley, Cal. T a u — L i l a Kline, 315 n t h Ave. S. E . , Minneapolis, Minn.
Theta—Edna McClure. Elwood, Ind. Chi—Ina Miller, A O II House, Syracuse, N. Y .
Delta—Margaret Durkee, 38 Professors' Row, Tufts College, Mass. Upsilon—Hazel Britton, 4732 21st Ave. N . E . , Seattle, Wash.
Gamma—Rachel Winship Hall (Mrs. P. M.), Livermore Falls, Me. Nu Kappa—Jewell Hammons, S. M. U., Dallas, Tex.
Epsilon—Clara Graeffe, 255 McDonough St., Brooklyn, N . Y . Beta Phi—Mildred Begeman, A 0 n House, Bloomington, Ind.
Rho—Doris Wheeler, 639 Forest Ave., Evanston, 111. Eta—Irene Folckemer, 626 N . Henry St., Madison, Wis.
Lambda—Constance Chandler, Los Felix and Hilhurst Sts., Hollywood, Cal. Alpha Phi—Minnie Ellen Marquis, 700 W. Alderson St., Bozeman, Mont.
Iota—Mabel Wallace, 7000 Eggleston Ave., Chicago, 111. Nu Omicron—Sara Coston, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
T a u — E l s a Steinmetz, 1917 Emerson Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minn. Psi—Margaret Robinson, 5020 Greene St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Chi—Frances Carter, 116 Wall St., Utica, N . Y . Phi—Carroll McDowell, A O I I House, 1016 Ohio St.. Lawrence, K a n .
Upsilon—Ruth Fosdick Davis (Mrs. A. B . ) , Goldendale, Wash.
Nu Kappa—Margaret Bentley (Mrs. W. P . ) , 4607 Gaston Ave., Dallas, Tenn. CHAPTER SECRETARIES
Beta Phi—Lura Halleck, Rensselaer, Ind.
Eta—Elizabeth Pruett, Stoughton, Wis. ACTIVE
Alpha Phi—Ruth Noble Dawson (Mrs. E . E . ) , 315 n t h St., Great Falls, Pi—Corinne Chalaron, 1509 Pine St., New Orleans, L a .
Nu—Virginia Mollenhauer, 167 Hewes St., Brooklyn, N . Y .
Mont. Omicron—Sadie Ramsey, U . of T . , Knoxville, Tenn.
Nu Omicron—Mary D . Houston, 2807 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, Tenn. Kappa—Annie Moore, R. M. W. C., Lynchburg, V a .
Psi—Anna W. Hanna, 2423 Sepviva St., Philadelphia, Pa. Zeta—Florence Griswold, 1325 R St., Lincoln, Neb.
Phi—Helen Gallagher, 1139 Tennessee St., Lawrence, K a n . Sigma—Marian Black, 2721 Haste St., Berkeley, Cal.
Theta—June Morris, A O I I House, Greencastle, Ind.
ALUMNAE ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGERS Delta—Martha Walker, Tufts College, Mass.
Gamma—Eveline Snow, Balentine Hall, Orono, Me.
Alpha—Julia Bolger, 1891 Madison Ave., New York City. Epsilon—Dorothy Hieber, 308 Waite Ave., Ithaca, N . Y .
Rho—Margaret Arries, 5028 N . Clark St., Chicago, 111.
Pi—Mary T . Whittington (Mrs. G . P . ) , Alexandria, La. Lambda—Loraine West, Stanford University, Cal.
Iota—Leila Sheppard, 712 W. Oregon St., Urbana, 111.
Nu—Daisy Gaus, 497 Halsey St., Brooklyn, N . Y . Tau—Margaret Boothroyd, 315 n t h Ave. S. E . , Minneapolis, Minn.
Omicron—Roberta Williams Divine (Mrs. John), Faust St., Chattanooga, Tenn Chi—Mildred Wright, A O II House, Syracuse, N . Y .
Kappa—Susia Mann (Mrs. Malcolm), 104 Federal St., Lynchburg, Va. Upsilon—Maria Marchildon, 4732 21st Ave. N . E . , Seattle, Wash.
Zeta—Jane Piper, 1731 D St., Lincoln, Neb. Nu Kappa—Lura Temple, S. M. U., Dallas, Tex.
Sigma—Margaret H . Dudley (Mrs. C . D . ) , 2655 Wakefield Ave., Oakland, Beta Phi—Ethel Bender, A 0 H House, Bloomington, Ind.
Eta—Gladys Beveridge, 626 N . Henry St., Madison, Wis.
Cal. Alpha Phi—Marcy Angell, Hamilton Hall, Bozeman, Mont.
Nu Omicron—Wm. McKinley Shelton, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
Theta—Clara Dilts, Winamac, Ind. Psi—Sylvia Sutcliffe, 32 W. Johnson St., Germantown, Pa.
Delta—Helen Rowe, 20 Vine St., Winchester, Mass. Phi—Carroll McDowell, A 0 I I House, 1016 Ohio St., Lawrence, K a n .
Gamma—Muriel Colbath Wyman (Mrs. P . ) , 1739 Broad St., Providence, R. I
Epsilon—Edith Cornell, 6740 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn, N . Y . ALUMNiE CHAPTERS
Rho—Frances McNair, 512 Lee St., Evanston, 111.
Lambda—Irene Cuneo, 134 E l m St., San Mateo, Cal. PRESIDENTS
Iota—Nina Grotevant, Lake Charles, L a .
New York Alumna:—Eva Marty, 601 W. 127th St., New York City.
T a u — E d i t h Goldsworthy, 103 W . 52nd St., Minneapolis, Minn. San Francisco Alumnx—Kate Brown Foster, 2717 Hillegas Ave., Berkeley, C a l .
Chi—Lillian Battenfeld, Amsterdam, N . Y . Boston Alumna?—Lennie Copeland, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.
Upsilon—Carrie Bechen, McMinnville, Ore. Providence Alumna;—Jennie Perry Prescott (Mrs. Harold S . ) , 12 Kossuh St.,
Nu Kappa—Louise W . Zeek (Mrs. C . F . ) , Abbott Ave., Dallas, Tex.
Beta Phi—Juva Covalt, Greentown, Ind. Pawtucket, R . I .
Eta—Helene Bowersox, Bryan, Ohio.
Los Angeles Alumnae—Florence Alvarez, 2180 W. 25th St., Los Angeles, Cal.
Alpha Phi—Grace Mclver, 115 n t h St., Great Falls, Mont. Chicago Alumnae—Vera Riebel, 6552 Yale Ave., Chicago, 111.
N u Omicron—Katrina Overall, 1904 Acklen Ave., Nashville, Tenn. Indianapolis Alumnae—Gertrude Jayne, 1318 S. Belmont Ave., Indianapolis,
Psi—Evelyn H . Jefferies (Mrs. Lester), Narberth, Pa.
Phi—Edith A. Phenicie, Tonganoxie, Kan. Ind.
CHAPTER EDITORS New Orleans Alumnae—Rietta Garland, 1639 Anabelle St., New Orleans, L a .
Minneapolis Alumnae—Dorothy McCarthy, 3839 Pleasant Ave. S., Minneapolis,
Pi—Anna McClellan, 2108 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, L a .
Omicron—Melba Braly, U . of T., Knoxville, Tenn. Bangor Alumnae—Imogene Wormwood, 202 Norfolk St., Bangor, Me.
Kappa—Eleanor Manning, R. M. W. C , Lynchburg, Va. Portland Alumnae—Caroline T . Paige, 772 Talbot Rd„ Portland, Ore.
Zeta—Mary Waters, 1325 R St., Lincoln, Neb. Paget Sound Alumnae—Cornelia Jenner, East Seattle, Wash.
Sigma—Bertha Beard, 2721 Haste St., Berkeley, C a l . Knoxville Alumnre— Lucretia Jordan Bickley (Mrs. W. E . ) , 1516 Laurel Ave.,
Theta—Mary Thompson, A 0 I I House, Greencastle, Ind.
Delta—Mary Grant, Tufts College, Mass. Knoxville, Tenn.
Gamma—Lula Hersey, Mt. Vernon House, Orono, Maine.
Epsilon—Mary Donlon, 308 Waite Ave., Ithaca, N . Y . Lynchburg Alumnae—Anna Atkinson Craddock (Mrs. G . G . ) , 300 Norfolk Ave.,
VOL. XIV NOVEMBER, 1918 No. 1
Wnblt of (CnnlpntB To DRAGMA is published at 450-454 Ahnaip Street, Menasha, Wis., by George
Banta, official printer to the fraternity. Entered at the Postoffice at Menasha,
« < C a r r y on" * " 'M a e K n i 8 Wis., as second-class matter, April 13, 1909, under the act of March 3, 1897.
h l SiJde 2
Songs io Acceptance for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in section 1103,
Putnam Valley 21 Act of October 3, 1917, authorized August 1, 1918.
The Universitly of Pennsylvania To DRAGMA is published four times a year.
The Installation of Psi Chapter Subscription price, One Dollar per year payable in advance; single copies,
A Panhellenic Magazine twenty-five cents. Life Subscriptions, Ten Dollars.
The Installation of Phi Chapter Mary Ellen Chase, Editor-in-chief. Carolyn Fraser Pulling, Business
The University of Kansas Manager.
The Quiet Corner * « ' -A S Cotton 26
Report of Grand Secretary, November 1, 1918
Additional Life Subscribers to To DRAGMA Kalherine Lyon Mix, E 31 Do you realize that you are something very different f r o m
Hotel Ernst 34 the chapters of t w o years ago? W h a t w i l l be your contribu-
Editorials tion to the general fraternity? Here is one suggestion which,
Announcements 36 if followed, will add immeasurably to the power and pleasure
Active Chapter Letters and pride of your chapter. Make your chapter a S I N G I N G
Alumna Chapter Letters 38 C H A P T E R i n 1918-1919.
Alumnse Notes 38
"The singing chapter is the live chapter." W e have heard
Exchange Department 39 that more than once. I t is time to urge the working up of
interest in chapter singing. Sing at the table, sing at chapter
* meetings, sing at banquets, sing every time you get a chance.
43 And when you sing, sing something worth while. There
is a real " l i f t " to i t when you sing words that mean some-
67 thing—that represent the S P I R I T which is the chief charm,
and the chief value, of fraternity life. Sing, SING, SING!—
gc Delta Upsilon Quarterly.
8 TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI 9
"CARRY ON" Songs and Choruses for Community Singing, published by C. C.
Birchard and Company, Boston, Massachusetts, price ten cents. This
Undoubtedly all Alpha O's are mourning the demise of their music is a splendid edition and will be an inspiration, I know. Then use
committee! Just to show that we've lots of "kick" left, even though imagination, inspiration, and perspiration and get the girls to sing-
we were temporarily listed among the casualties on account of war ing! Memorize the songs you like best, and tell me about them. I
and marriage, we're printing twelve songs in this issue. We hope want to become acquainted with each one of you musicians and your
you'll all sing and sing them until you've given them a good trial. problems.
When you're f u l l of "sing," sit down and write one more song and
send it along; for some day we are to have a new songbook and we Second, don't stop at appointing a chapter musician. Get busy!
want in it only songs that we all like to sing. I f you can't write a Here are some of the songs we need. Can't you help by sending a
new song, write us a letter and tell us how you like these. We are suggestion anyway?
hungry for suggestions.
We need a beautiful poem to be set to music for use during initia-
The songs we are printing were submitted or gathered in the spring tion. Elsewhere in this issue you'll find a lovely poem we'd like to
of 1917 when we were getting ready for Convention. Why the Con- steal from the pen of Charles Kellogg Field. I t will perhaps be
vention was given up is ancient history now, and the tug during 1917- suggestive to some poetic mind. Then we need a short, simple song
18 is known to you all. But because we all feel that now more than for grace before meals. A never-to-be-forgotten meal was one at
ever we need the inspiration of Song, these are sent out to you like Mills College when 200 girls sang the Doxology behind their chairs.
the Biblical "bread upon the waters" and we're trusting they will I t created a beautiful atmosphere.
come back buttered.
We need class songs. Freshmen, can't you give us one on the joys
You remember we promised a prize in '17. That ten dollar bill of service!! Seniors, how about a parting song? Why not a will,
has undoubtedly purchased two war saving stamps by this time, for suggested by When I Leave the World Behind? Why don't we have
no song was adjudged worthy the prize. We can't promise a reward some Alpha O rounds? Rounds are great fun to sing. There are a
this time, but we might surprise you. So polish up your wits and number i n the "Community Singing" book. We want a special song
let's see i f we cannot publish a really first-class songbook, f u l l of for each chapter, too. We've been hearing for two years of "Rho
sparkling poetry and catchy melody. of Alpha O." Do send it on. Can some Rho girl send the music
to the whistle song? That is great, too good to keep, Rho. These
Perhaps a hint as to the response from the chapters to our first are offered merely as suggestions. You may have a pocket f u l l . I f
plea for songs will not be amiss now. We had twenty active chapters you have any, spend ten minutes and three cents, and let's see i f this
then—from eleven we received replies but songs from only seven! winter we can't weave a bond of song that will bind all Alpha O's
But that's ancient history, too, and long before we had the lesson of more closely together.
100 per cent Americanism. The response this year, we feel sure, will
be 100 per cent for that is the way to put a songbook "over the top." There never has been a time in our history when song has been so
emphasized. General Pershing says to send music along with food
How can each chapter do its share? Here are some suggestions. and ammunition. I f the boys need i t "over there," the girls need it
"over here," so "Carry on"!
First, appoint a chapter musician. She should combine two charac-
teristics. I n the first place, she should be musical, of course, and in MAE KNIGHT SIDDELL, 2, 06,
the second place, and almost more important, she should be a "live
wire"! I want her to write me what she is doing to stir up interest Chairman of the Music Committee.
in singing in her chapter. I want to know, for instance, whether she
has a copy of our old songook published in 1906 and a copy of songs
published in To DRAGMA November, 1915, May, 1916, and Novem-
ber, 1916. Beside these she should have a book or two of familiar
songs because the H . C. L . is interfering with our printing music this
time, and we can only tell what tune to look up. I ' m going to
suggest that each chapter musician send f o r a copy or two of 5 5
10 TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA 0MICRON PI Once More United.
SONGS Florence LUCM Smville (Alpha. '01). Hemmine.
• i|. Once More United. ~ F i4 = H*1 1 J 11 j=l
Set to Integer Vitae, w o r d s by F L O R E N C E LUCAS S A N V I L L E
2. 1 4 Pi 3—
(A). 1. Once more u - ni - tecI, F a i t h and f r lend - ship
Our Alpha O. wif r f f2" f2
5. Set to Cradle Song of W e l l e s l e y by R a y m o n d , w o r d s by MARY
DANIELSON (A<£, '18).
8. Alpha Omicron Pi Hymn.
9. Words and music by CHARLOTTE M . H A L L (Y, '17). J j J T - J j •i L •—•. r> J j=]
10. Dear Alpha 0, in Varied Ways.
Set to Sun of My Soul, w o r d s by E T H E L HAUSMAN ( E ) . plight - ed, J oin in er - treat - ing Peace to this our
13. Set to Stars of the Summer Night, words by VIRGINIA
WITHERS (LT, '09). g&f f»
Set to How Can I Leave Thee, w o r d s by VIRGINIA W I T H E R S ir f i i r
(n, '09). J Ja 11 « r r•
To Alpha 0. ^ » k * -y
Words and music by H E L E N E . HARDY ( K ) .
Come Girls, Sing Girls.
S e t to c h o r u s of Sailing b y G o d f r e y M a r k s , w o r d s by C H A R -
LOTTE H A L L ( Y ) . meet - ing. T h i 3 hour of u n - io n,Thi8 space of sv. eet cc m-
A Chapter Ballad.
Set to Wait for the Wagon, words by VIRGINIA W I T H E R S HP T?
(LI, '09). 1 \
Convention Song. 1—I J J 1 1=F=
S e t to Russian Hymn, w o r d s by C A M I L L A J E N N I S O N ( X , ' 1 2 ) .
Set to Russian Hymn, w o r d s b y C A M I L L A JENNISON
Convention. S— •
Set to The Wearing of the Green, w o r d s by A N N E T T E M A C
mun - ion, Al - pha, we give to tllee.
KNIGHT (A, '14). Young Charms, =±2= r^s=^
-r e —r Me — a — H
Loyalty. r M ' 1i
Set to Believe Me If All Those Endearing
2 E r e our disbanding,
w o r d s by GERTRUDE JENNISON ( X , *14). In thy shelter standing,
Our pledges we renew
Alpha, thy work to do;
Thy precepts to observe,
Faithfully thee to serve
Our Alpha O. Alpha Omicron Pi Hymn.
Words by Air-"Cradle Song "—Wellesley.
May Daniehon (Alpha Phi. "18). Raymond.
i Words and Music by
Charlotte M. Hall (Upsilon.' 17).
1. Come, let our prais-es flow T o our dear A l - p h a 0 , ij ji
— <a ~ fcrH H
"L-25 F1 "
j PH="1 1 i i—j-
i •!> ^ i 5=t F-=t -g j£
3 ^1 J 1 •J * ! fih;— love for * Sf—^
- 1f — a« L-i f — f L z t
So that our h earta may glow, Warmed by h sr 1 ght Our fr Nt
iff0:, f r
" * r rv f p11 U t 1 iJ — ! — 1 f
iiU K to P J * I A -— 4 4
?=t=f±± M i l
her is strong; Come, let ua sing our song; May it re - ech -o long,
4 b \> i 1m H 3— p— i m= 't—g-g=B£ g r J-4 - W l—14
pJ 5 —1 —«i—
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n the ni ght; May i t r e • e c h - o lo ng, F a r n the
4 - r r r cT '• * # n s 9* 1
?* •- l i 3—1 1 Faithful bond of friendship!
ir r Glorious tie of love!
Our hearts by thee are kindled.
4 " 15 Drawn near the Great Above.
night, To our dear A l - pha O, Our own sweet Al-pha O. 2 Jacqueminot, thy fragrance
Breathes a trust secure;
2 Of all, we love her best;
When weary, we may rest, Inflames our longing spirits
Finding in her the zest, Unto a life more pure.
Setting us free.
Nothing our joy can hide 3 May thy name, 0 Alpha!
id sic" F a i r and spotless be;
Singing with loy£al p r iV , Heads up, we'll march breast forward
For our Fraternity.
Alpha, to thee;
Singing with loyal pride,
Alpha, to thee,
To our dear Alpha 0,
Our own sweet Alpha O.
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AN ALPHA O HYMN III.
T U N E : Sun of my Soul ETHEL HAUSMAN ( E ) Life, let not joys increase
Nor love nor labor cease
Dear Alpha O, in varied ways Until the evening's peace;
We laud thy name and sing thy praise!
Toward thee our hearts will ever yearn. Goodnight then, Alpha O.
For thou dost all our love return. Goodnight,
Goodnight then, Alpha O.
As sisters must we ever strive PLEDGING SONG
To aid each other to arrive
At our ideal's perfect goal, T U N E : How Can I Leave Thee
A f u l l , expanded human soul.
Words by V I R G I N I A W I T H E R S ( n , '09)
May all our thoughts unselfish be
While we remain as one in thee, I.
And culture, gentleness, and truth Hail pledges, enter; warm hearts await you here.
Be the preceptors of our youth. Our open door proclaims welcome sincere.
To thee our praise and love we'll give, Long may the red and white,
But better far, for thee we'll live, Long may the ruby's light,
That Alpha O may ever be Wayfaring hearts invite
Thy symbol of nobility!
To Alpha O.
T U N E : Stars of the Summer Night See round you gathered sisters and comrades true
See how the mystic ring now encircles you!
Words by VIRGINIA W I T H E R S (IT, '09)
May you be strong to stand
I. Firm and faithful to our band
Hand struck in loyal hand
Come all ye spirits rare,
Loved faces ever fair, I n Alpha O.
Firm friends beyond compare,
Goodnight in Alpha O.
Goodnight in Alpha O.
Gay nonsense, frolic, fun,
Can time so quickly run?
E'er our parting one by one,
Goodnight in Alpha O.
Goodnight in Alpha O.
To Alpha O. ¥ »— 0 1— f> • i —i :
Word* and Mujic by —1 0—-—
Helen S. Hardy (Kappa. 17). pha, Our hea*rts' tru-est
Al - pha, A l - pha, A l
h. b' _t>j ,_
Come sing a song to Al pha, Come let it LTD
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With even swing. "•hid — i
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944—i—t f=f=\ —« We'll sing thy praise thru
^*3: J T——• -• love to thee; n IJ . M
5=5 Come fill the world with the
cres. - - -
rise to the sky;
1 end - less days, We pledge thee our loy - al - ty.
71 1 * I1
prais - es Of A l - pha Omi - cron Pi. Oh, Come drink a toast to Alpha,
Come l i f t your glasses high;
Here pledge your love to each sister,
i In Alpha Omicron Pi.
------- - WW. - - - tit. - - - Oh, Alpha, Alpha, Alpha,
Our hearts' truest love to thee,
We'll sing thy praise through endless days,
We pledge thee our loyalty.
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COME GIRLS! SING GIRLS! V.
Music CHORUS of Sailing by Godfrey Marks I f anybody tries to down our Upsilon of Seattle
Or plucky Minnesota Tau he'll simply lose the battle;
Words by C H A R L O T T E H A L L ( Y , ' 1 7 ) . While grave old Jackson Delta says that Eta is so young
She'll have to make herself a name before i t can be sung.
Then here's to our red rose and here's to our jewel so bright!
We will banish care and sadness here tonight. Chorus
Alpha, Alpha, Alpha girls are we; VI.
We're proud of thy name, we're proud of thy fame,
Our dear Fraternity! Zeta of Nebraska has led us far along
Come girls! Sing girls! And largely 'tis to her we owe that we can sing this song.
Sing i t and then again! Then down in old Virginia see gracious Kappa wait
We love thy name, we love thy fame, To welcome the convention that we all anticipate.
Our dear Fraternity!
A CHAPTER BALLAD
TUNE : Russian Hymn Words by C A M I L L A JENNISON ( X
T U N E j Wait for the Wagon
Words by VIRGINIA W I T H E R S ( I I , ' 0 9 )
We come from far and near
At Newcomb is a chapter, they call that chapter Pi, Yet we are sisters,
And every girl's a cross between book-worm and butterfly.
Nu chapter is at New York U . of which we stand in awe; Loyal and true to dear Alpha O.
For there the maidens are inclined to subjects like the law.
We stand together now
Close bound in Alpha, Pledging our allegiance
Far and near in Alpha,
North or South or East or West, Honor to her we will ever show.
It's * M X !
Sigma out in Berkeley and Gamma down in Maine We see our banner wave
Face the oceans set apart by peak and rolling plain.
Nu Kappa down in Texas, Epsilon at Cornell Proudly above us
Holds out a hand of fellowship and knows the grip right well.
Stirring each breast with its message so bright.
III. Ever our sacrifice
Lambda lives at Stanford, at Syracuse is Chi, Loyalty, devotion
A lively lot, so rumor says; they'll gladly tell you why.
Iota at the U . of I . , O loyal Illinois 1 We pledge to thee, our dear red and white.
With Rho at great Northwestern can share her Alpha joy.
IV. When we are far apart
Montana State holds Alpha Phi, there's Theta at De Pauw, Though hills divide us,
As thriving chapters, so they say, as ever college saw.
Omicron of Tennessee, and Indiana's Beta Phi Yet we're united in thought and aim.
W i l l slip a little nonsense in, on that you may rely.
Living in charity
Purity and honor
Proving, dear Alpha O, we love thy name!
T U N E : Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Words by A N N E T T E M A C K N I G H T (A
Once again we are meeting with handclasp so firm
And the warm glow of love in our eyes,
Sisters all, or from North or from South, East, or West,
For we're bound by the same dear loved ties.
May we strengthen each other and all lend a hand.
You may help me far clearer to see;
Alpha O will inspire each one of our band,
Joined together in fraternity.
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CONVENTION PUTNAM VALLEY
T U N E : The Wearing of the Green
One who from burdening thoughts had gained surcease,
Words by A N N E T T E M A C K N I G H T ( A , ' 1 4 ) I walked with heart uplifted and glad to see
Hillsides like old time-softened tapestry,
Oh, oh, children dear and do you hear
The news that's going round? Farm-lands at term and eager f o r release.
'Tis Alpha O is here with us, Seeing the richness of the year's increase,
The finest ever found. Why falls my mood short of felicity?
What's the dull pain that will not let me be?
From East, from West, from North and South
They've come both thick and fast; Surely, I thought, the name of this place is Peace!
And each one has a smile so broad, A h ! that's the word to set it all in train:
The kind that's sure to last! Sudden and sharp as with the click of latch
What was concealed stands clear and is understood.
Convention here has brought them
Most a hundred thousand strong! Peace? Look hard at that clump of trees again.
See where the dogwood flares like blazing thatch;
They're here because they're here, and gay See how the sumach's branches drip with blood!
With laughter and with song.
JOANNA C . COLCORD, T, '06
But, oh, their hearts are warm, I know,
With what they mean to do.
I'm very glad I ' m one of them,
Now, tell me, aren't you?
T U N E \ Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Words by G E R T R U D E E. J E N N I S O N ( X , ' 1 4 )
Dear Alpha, we gather in friendship tonight.
And our vows of allegiance renew;
Oh, naught shall e'er alter thy place in our hearts.
To thee we shall ever prove true;
And where e'er our path leads, though afar we may roam,
Thy standards we'll always keep high,
And our love shall remain as tonight, deep and strong,
For thee, Alpha Omicron Pi.
When our pathways are severed, and we far apart
From this spot and these sisters so dear
Journey on through life's mazes and mysteries unknown,
Still thy memory will strengthen and cheer.
I n our thoughts and fond hopes Alpha foremost shall stand,
As the years in their swiftness pass by,
And With loyalty ever, our praise shall resound
To thee, Alpha Omicron Pi.
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T H E UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA had been put. Oxford conferred on him the degree of Doctor of
Divinity. On his return home so highly did his fellow-citizens rate
A Historical Sketch his influence abroad, that when in 1761 the trustees were hard
bestead, they sent him to England to raise funds for an endowment.
On November 13th, 1749, soon after the publication of a pamphlet It happened that King's College (now Columbia) in New York was
written by Benjamin Franklin and entitled "Proposals relating to the in similar straits and had resolved on similar efforts. The two com-
Education of Youth in Pennsylvania," twenty-four public spirited missioners met in England and amicably resolved to "divide the land
citizens of Philadelphia associated themselves for the purpose of between them" and share the proceeds. Through the influence of the
establishing an academy and "laying a Foundation for Posterity to Archbishop of Canterbury they received a circular letter from the
erect a Seminary of Learning more extensive and suitable to their king to all the churches, and succeeded in raising a very considerable
future Circumstances." One of their first acts was to negotiate for endowment for each college.
the possession of a building constructed—in 1740, and intended as a
Charity School and "House of Publick Worship." This building In 1779 the charter rights and privileges of the college were
had been used for the second purpose as early as 1740, when the cele- absorbed by a new organization called in its charter " The Trustees
brated Whitfield preached in i t ; but the Charity School had never of the University of the State of Pennsylvania" making it the first
been set in operation. The trustees conveyed it on February 1st, institution in the United States to be designated as a university, as it
1750, to the trustees of the academy by an indenture, which bound was in fact the first to establish professional schools as distinct from
the latter to keep a "House of Publick Worship" and also a "free the college.
school for the instruction, teaching and education of poor children
or scholars within two years from the date of these presents"; and In 1791 it was incorporated by another charter as "The Univer-
which further provided that they "shall have f u l l power to found sity of Pennsylvania," the charter having been granted jointly to the
such other school, academy, college or other seminary of learning" trustees of the Charity School and academy, of the college and of
as should not conflict with the original objects of the original trust. the university.
Under these agreements, the trustees of the academy took possession
of the "New Building" as it was then called, fitted it up for its In the period previous to the year 1800, Benjamin Franklin and
enlarged uses, engaged a rector and subordinate instructors, and nine others were signers of the Declaration of Independence; seven
formally opened the academy in the presence of a distinguished com- of the university's sons were signers of the Constitution; twenty-one
pany on January 7th, 1751. So successful was the undertaking that were members of the Continental Congress; nine were in the Senate
in 1753 the trustees secured a charter for the academy. of the United States; eight were attorneys-general of states or of
the United States; six were justices of the Supreme Court; seven
Under the skillful training of the learned Rev. William Smith, the were governors of states; and many officers in the Army and other
highest class in this academy attained that proficiency which, in a men in public life might be named as having received their education
college course, would entitle it to a degree. Accordingly, two years at the old buildings at Fourth and Arch streets before 1800.
later, the proprietaries were again petitioned to convert the academy
into a college with the power to confer collegiate degrees. The first The college was closed for a period of fifteen months during the
commencement was held May 17th, 1757, when seven students occupation of Philadelphia by the British Army in 1777 and 1778,
received the degree of Bachelor of Arts. I n the agitated times that when the buildings were used by the British troops. They were also
followed, during the wars with the French, the provost, Mr. Smith, used for a time by the soldiers of the Continental Army. I n 1778
opposed so vehemently the non-resistance policy of the legislature of Congress met in the old College H a l l , and the members of the Con-
Pennsylvania, that by an arbitrary stretch of power, he was thrown gress, President Washington, and his Cabinet attended the public
into prison. I n faithfulness to his duties as provost, however, he functions and commencement exercises of the university.
received his classes in gaol, and continued his instructions to them
while still a prisoner. Finally he was set free for the purpose of While the provosts of the university during its early years were
going to England to make a personal appeal to the King, and his most of them clergymen, the university was from the start free from
kindly reception was not lessened by the strain to which his loyalty sectarian or denominational bias. The earliest society of Unitarian
Christians was organized in the first building of the university on
June 12th, 1796, under Joseph Priestly, widely known as the thought-
f u l philosopher, as the discoverer of oxygen, and as the founder of
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modern chemistry. Very curiously, two years before, in 1794, Dr. high school girls of the college age as students, and thus aided in
Priestly was unanimously elected professor of chemistry at the uni- forming a real undergraduate body of girls.
versity, an honor which he greatly appreciated, but declined because
he had already established himself elsewhere. I n addition to this school, a new source of entrance for women to
the university came through the opening of the Schools of Medicine
The first American University professorship in law was established and Dentistry to them in 1915.
in 1790 and James Wilson was appointed to the position. Washing-
ton attended his lectures. I n 1799 the university conferred the Ask your Corresponding Secretary i f she has "done her b i t "
degree of L L . D . on Washington and later celebrated his birthday, for the Service Number? The Announcements w i l l tell her
which was formally set apart in the university calendar as an annual what it is.
observance in 1826. The day is known to students and alumni as
"University Day" and is celebrated with appropriate exercises.
I n 1872 the university moved to its present site when larger ground
and more buildings became necessary. A period of physical expan-
sion then ensued which has continued for forty years, at the beginning
of which, or in 1873. it may be said to have entered upon a new era.
Women were first admitted to the University of Pennsylvania in
the Department of Music in the college in 1890. They were admitted
to the course in biology when it was founded in 1892, and were thus
enabled to obtain the degrees of B.S. when graduated. I n the same
year the college courses for teachers were opened, these courses being
the same as those given in Arts in the College, but arranged at such
hours that women teaching in the city could attend them. I t has been
through these courses that all women in Arts have received their
degrees of A . B . prior to 1914.
I n 1850 upon its ree'stablishment, women were admitted to the
Law School and have continued to matriculate there ever since. The
Graduate School was founded in 1882 and has always provided for
both men and women students.
In the period between 1850 and 1914, the number of women stu-
dents upon the university campus was so small that it was scarcely
noticed. This was due to the fact that they appeared late in the
afternoon for their work or else were in research departments where
they were seldom seen. I n 1914, however, the State Legislature made
a large appropriation to the hitherto poor chair of education, and
appointed Dr. Frank P. Graves as dean of the School of Education
which was founded in that year. I t was open to both men and
women, and from that time on the great influx of women began to
come to the university. The school is not entirely devoted to
pedagogy, it being possible to obtain an Arts degree by taking day-
time work in the college that is open to women in the education
I n the light of fraternity life, the real importance in the opening
of this school lies in the fact that it has attracted large numbers of
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THE INSTALLATION OF PSI CHAPTER desires of all our hearts—all bound together by the symbol of the
To the little group of nineteen girls at Pennsylvania who had called jack rose and the ruby in our pins.
themselves Pi Sigma, the installation of Psi Chapter came as the
realization of a dream of the distant future. We had been organized Miss Henry talked to us of the founding and expansion of Alpha
two years and during that time had held many serious conclaves in Omicron Pi and the things for which it stood. At the close of this
regard to petitioning a national fraternity. You can hardly realize very interesting speech she read this telegram from Mrs. Stewart:
our happiness and exuberant spirits when the word arrived, telling
us that the national organization of our selection had granted us a "Alpha Omicron Pi wishes Psi to know how gladly she received
charter. I t was rather an event on campus, for since women have you into her keeping, extending to you a most cordial welcome to the
been in Pennsylvania there have been chapters of only two national ranks of the sisterhood. We know you are to be a source of strength
sororities here—first Kappa Kappa Gamma, then later, Delta Delta to us and trust you will find inspiration in Alpha Omicron Pi.
Delta. I t is good to know that Alpha Omicron Pi takes her place
as third in fraternal history here. Isabelle Henderson Stewart (signed)."
Then indeed did we feel ourselves members of a great national
A little over a month after the coming of the good news, our kind fraternity reaching from one end of the country to the other. And,
friend and advisor, Miss Helen N . Henry, came from New York to too, we realized that just as much as Alpha Omicron Pi gave us
initiate us into the beautiful secrets of Alpha Omicron Pi. On strength and inspiration we must work and give our best for i t .
Friday, April 12th, we had a tea to introduce Miss Henry, Mrs. Dear sisters, we are glad to be one of you and hopefully trust that
Kathryn March Thomas, an Alpha Omicron Pi from Kappa and one we will be worthy of the confidence you have placed in us.
of our patronesses, and our other patroness, Miss Pinckney Lee Estes,
to the girls and members of the faculty. The reception rooms of R U T H S. COTTON,
Sergeant Hall, the girls' dormitory, were thronged despite the fact
that we were favored with one of those late snowstorms that tricky- For the Chapter Editor.
April sometimes brings. In the evening two of our alumnae, Beatrice
Barrington and Violet Abbott, carried Miss Henry off downtown for Have you diagnosed your table conversation this year?
dinner and the theater afterward. Poor Miss Henry! I'm sure that
she must have been desperately tired that night.
Next afternoon, Saturday, the thirteenth, we gathered in Miss
Henry's room at the Hotel Normandie. I t was good to find that not
a few Alpha Omicron Pi's from other chapters were there to help
welcome us into your ranks. Some had already been kind friends to
us, the others we were happy to meet for the first time. There were
Mrs. Thomas and Genevieve Glasgow from Kappa, Ruth Bond from
Rho, Helen Schrack and Emily Tarbell from Chi, Katherine Holden
from Delta, and Grace Woodleton from Nu. A l l of them contributed
in introducing us into the beautiful sisterhood of Alpha Omicron Pi.
After the petitioning members and the alumnae had been initiated,
we pledged the freshmen and a little later initiated them. They
were the quietest, most subdued freshmen that I have ever seen or
ever expect to see. When we had all become sisters in Alpha Omicron
Pi, we hustled into our evening clothes and had a banquet with songs
and toasts in the Rose Room of the hotel. Mrs. P. M . H a l l from
Gamma joined us for this. I t was the climax to one of the greatest
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A PANHELLENIC MAGAZINE we turn to the publications of our sister fraternities and copy their
Last f a l l at the meeting of editors in Chicago the Editor of the ideas in our exchanges.
Alpha Phi Quarterly presented the idea of a Panhellenic magazine
which was received with much interest, and the meeting voiced the Why, i f we are all working for the same ends, as we most cer-
wish that a committee be appointed to present the plan to the fra- tainly are, can we not be big enough to unite in one publication, the
ternity world. To that end a committee composed of Miss Frances best we can make it, edited by a board representing in turn all
G. Perkins, Alpha Phi, Miss L. Pearle Green, Kappa Alpha Theta, eighteen fraternities, this board employing and paying competent
and Miss Elizabeth Corbett, Kappa Delta, was appointed. Owing to professional or semi-professional women journalists to write and
the press of other duties the committee has delayed the report, but procure the best literary articles we can get from the whole world
it is hereby submitted to the fraternities represented in the National of fraternity women?
Panhellenic Congress with the request that it be given early publicity.
What shall we gain by this? We shall save the time of many
Our country is at war. Among other lessons that the American weary editors who now seek and write articles for eighteen quar-
people will learn before our boys come home are those of thrift terlies. Of many weary exchange editors, who laboriously seek
and efficiency. I t is to be hoped that we shall learn to apply these les- through rival editions for material, which is printed and reprinted
sons to every phase of life. College women should be leaders in these in magazine after magazine. We shall save the time of printers,
movements and be ready and willing to make such sacrifices as which is needed in important government work and will be more
they may require. Fraternity women must carefully scan their own and more needed as the war goes on.
organizations and see if they are slackers in this respect. Already
many have given up their conventions, their formal parties, are We shall save the labor of three-fourths of the people now em-
limiting decorations at banquets, and carefully watching to see that
the larder is Hooverized. Quarterly editors, too, have carefully ployed on fraternity magazines, which may be devoted to govern-
studied the situation and have improved and pruned and omitted
material t i l l they feel that they have struck rock bottom in economy ment service.
without destroying entirely the value of their publications. That
we must carefully avoid, because without convention the quarterly We shall save materials—especially paper, we shall save postage,
becomes the main dependence of the fraternity and must be main- ink, and office supplies now used in bringing to completion eighteen
tained in its efficiency. separate and distinct publications all devoted to the interests of
one group. A l l the points might be much further developed, but
Is it not possible to maintain, nay increase the efficiency of the the idea is merely to make them suggestive enough so that each
fraternity publication and at the same time effect a great saving in reader for herself may develop the problem.
time, which we all need; labor, which is scarce; and material, which
is high? Listen to the plan. What shall we gain beside this saving of time, labor, and materials?
A bigger, better, and broader medium for our great ideals. By
There are in National Panhellenic Congress eighteen national pooling interests we can afford to employ the best talent in the field
women's fraternities. This organization has brought these frater- and that means efficiency. With the best intentions in the world,
nities in such close touch and worked so long to procure similarity amateurs that we are, we can make small claims for the literary
of aims that, practically, we have eighteen large groups of college value of the articles offered in our publications. They may be and
women fired with the same inspiration and working for the same often are inspiring and helpful, but they may be much more than
great ideals. For certainly, each of us is ready to admit that, though this i f we have trained people to seek material and put it in shape.
results are not obtained in exactly the same way, each fraternity
has the same high and noble ambitions expressed by truth, loyalty, We can afford to have illustrations which many of us are at
and education. present omitting partly or entirely, and we shall here avoid the
great expense of duplication which occurs each time for instance
Eighteen magazines express these great ideals over and over that a fraternity puts in a new chapter and in writing the account
again, and when we run out of ways of expressing them ourselves, has plates made for views of the campus. They are never used
but once and never used by another fraternity although another
fraternity the next month desires just such illustrations.
This brings us to objections—of course there are some. Are we
to lose the personals of each fraternity? The chapter letters? By no
means. I f we have not already outgrown this department and i t is
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not for us to say that we have, each fraternity may retain an editor THE INSTALLATION O F PHI CHAPTER
who will prepare this department. When the Panhellenic magazine
is bound there w i l l be included with the general literary division, for "And oh, Katherine, won't you write up the installation for To
each fraternity its own department of alumna- news and active chap- DRAGMA?" concluded Viola Gray, trying frantically to squeeze a
ter letters, illustrated i f you please, and charged to the various fra- talcum powder can into a Dorin-sized space at one end of her suitcase,
ternities, while the general division is pro rated. Nothing will be " I think everything else is done. Please don't refuse me!" I didn't.
omitted except much exchange stuff which will be limited entirely to I had been trying to break into print for the last three years and
material from men's fraternity magazines. knew an opportunity when I saw it. Instead I fixed her with my
glittering eye. "Do you really mean it?" I cried, and she said she
Yes, it means complicated bookkeeping and a good business man- did.
ager. I t means some sacrifice on the part of the individual frater-
nity, but it also means that we have outgrown the narrowness of The actual installation of Phi Chapter began about three o'clock on
the separate fraternity, that we can see the vision of the greater Saturday, May 4th, but that moment was only reached after months
fraternal ideal, and that we are willing as college and fraternity of suspense and weeks of planning and preparation. Telegrams had
women to forget petty things, obliterate lines, and help our govern- been exchanged, letters had crossed and recrossed, and special
ment and our great, strong body of college fraternity women by deliveries had arrived an hour too late. But finally the last tangle
adopting this great Panhellenic idea of a common magazine. was straightened out, and the Beta Gamma girls settled down, with
outward calmness at least, to wait the coming of the installing officer.
W i l l you support this movement or are you going to take the
narrower view and stand out for your fraternity magazine? Let's Viola Gray was to arrive from Lincoln on the 10:20 train, and
hear your views i n your next edition. Helen Gallagher took me down to the station to meet her. The train
drew in, but no Viola. Then a long way down the platform, from
F R A N C E S G A Y P E R K I N S , Alpha Phi the very last car, decended a familiar figure and we flew down to wel-
come her—dear, capable Viola Gray, who was to make Beta Gamma
L. P E A R L E G R E E N , Kappa Alpha Theta into Alpha Omicron Pi. But i f our reception at the station was
E L I Z A B E T H CORBETT, Kappa Delta. tardy, the promptness of the one at the house made up for it. As
soon as she stepped on the porch, she disappeared completely among
Do not fail to read the Announcements in this number! a crowd of girls to reemerge a few moments later in the hall, sans hat,
handbag, and dignity.
But time was precious and we had to turn to the real business of
the day. First of all Viola and I retired behind closed doors to open
the big package of robes and accessories that the Zeta girls had sent
down and to plan more minutely the afternoon's program. After
we had carefully stowed everything away, and when we knew the Beta
Gammas were about to burst from suppressed curiosity, we casually
reemerged and found that our advice on many things was most
earnestly desired. So we went into quite a conference and committee
meeting until a large shout below stairs proclaimed the arrival of
Julia Anna Smith, K, '15, and Charlotte Uhls, Y, ex-'18, who had
motored up from Kansas City. Of course, business could not with-
stand that, so we all adjourned to the porch and gossiped away most
happily until lunch time.
After lunch we finished up the morning's interrupted conference,
a n d then everyone scattered to dress for the important occasion.
When the last hook was hooked and the last snapper snapped, I wish
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32 TO DRAG MA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI i t was train time, and Viola had to throw her belongings into her
JuiTcase and exit hastily, leaving all her new ststers feelmg a btt lost
you could have seen them! But you'll just have to take my word for
how nice they looked and how pretty their dresses were, and I ' l l hurry beTteshended the installation of Phi Chapter, and so Alpha Omicron
on to the installation. P i camVto assnme its place in Kansas University. May .t hvo long
We had shut off the two living-rooms for a chapter-room and and prosper! KATHERINE LVON M,X, E , '16.
admitted the girls through the dining-room. Viola conducted the
installation and the remaining three of us assisted. Edith Phenecie, Assistant Installing Officer.
who was the president of the local, was the first girl to be taken in,
and then came the charter members and remaining active members. Does your chapter subscribe to a good weekly? Is it in evi-
As each girl was received into the chapter she was given one of the dence on the library table? Is it read?
red roses which had been sent by the Zeta Chapter, until the room
was lined with roses, the symbol of our fraternity. There were also
several pledges and alumnae to be initiated and Edith, acting as
president, took them in. I t was very beautiful and impressive, and
f u l l of the solemnity which comes with the acceptance of new vows
or the renewal of old ones. The only unfortunate circumstance was
the length of time which it necessarily consumed. I t is hard to stand
up very long in your best satin dancing pumps, and I saw several
slippers surreptitiously kicked off, while their owners enjoyed a few
moments' blessed relief in their stocking feet. But at last it was all
over, and there were fifteen new A O IPs in Kansas.
You'll know by this time that we all had most un-Hooverlike
appetites for the banquet which was held that evening in the Eldridge
Hotel. The long table was decorated with red roses and ribbon
streamers, and the only light came from red shaded candles. We
had all kinds of good things to eat, with music between the courses.
When we had fed ourselves quite f u l l , and sung ourselves quite hoarse,
the toasts were given, with Patty Hart presiding. The subjects of the
toasts had quite a martial sound: "The Western Front," "The
Advancing Line," "Taps," and "The Eastern Front," but upon being
de-coded they were found to refer to various phases of our fraternity.
They were responded to by Charlotte Uhls, Edith Phenecie, Viola
Gray, and myself. After the toasts we sat through several agonizing
moments while the photographer made the event immortal. "Only a
small flash," he said, but Heaven preserve me from his idea of a big
one! Then we all went home to dream about it.
I hope that no one who knows how impossible it is to install a big,
healthy chapter in one day will be troubled by the use we made of the
Sunday which followed it. We just couldn't help it. We had to
have both a ritual and a business meeting, and there was no other
time. There were a hundred and one things to be done and they all
needed Miss Gray's personal attention. I t took all the morning and
a good part of the afternoon, with a short recess for Sunday dinner,
and a bit of a sing afterward. Then before we knew it, someone said
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34 TO PRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI There are twenty-three university buildings. Sixteen were erected
by the state and seven by private gift. North College, Fraser Hall,
T H E UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS Journalism Building, Snow Hall, Spooner Library, Blake Hall,
Fowler Shops, Chemistry and Pharmacy Building, Dyche Museum of
The idea of a State University in Kansas dates from the early days Natural History, Green Hall, Robinson Auditorium and Gymnasium,
of Kansas territorial government. Each of the constitutions adopted Marvin Hall, Hawarth Hall. The Administration Building, Oread
for the territory of Kansas during the period of its memorable struggle Training School, and Students' Hospital and Dispensary are well
provided for the establishment of an institution of higher learning, known to the majority of students. ()ther buildings on the campus
to be supported by public funds. The last of these, which became, on are: Chancellor Strong's home, the heating plant, the service build-
the admission of Kansas to the Union, the constitution of the state, ing, the Power plant and mechanical laboratories, and the Vivarium.
declares that "provision shall be made by law, for the establishment, At Rosedale are located the buildings donated to the medical course,—
at some eligible and central point, of a state university for the promo- the Eleanor Taylor Bell Memorial Hospital, the Clinical Laboratory,
tion of literature and the arts and sciences." and the Dispensary Building.
By an act of Congress, approved January 29, 1861, the day on The view from the campus at Lawrence is said to be the finest in
which Kansas was admitted to statehood, 72 sections of land were set
apart and reserved for the use and support of a State University. The the Middle West. HAZEL ERNST.
state accepted the trust, and in 1863 the legislature selected the city of
Lawrence as the location for the institution. One year later the Have you given the Panhellenic Magazine your careful con-
legislature passed an act organizing the university and giving to it sideration? What do you think about it?
the name of "The University of Kansas." A charter was immediately
drawn up, and the government of the institution was vested in a
Board of Regents, appointed by the governor.
Year by year the school expanded, and new fields of study were
opened up. The Law School was opened in October, 1878, the School
of Pharmacy was established in 1885. A course in engineering was
arranged as early as 1873 but remained a part of the collegiate depart-
ment until 1891 when the school of engineering was organized, and
the collegiate department became known as the school of arts. During
the same year, the preparatory department was discontinued and the
departments of music and art, established in 1877, were combined to
form the School of Fine Arts. The graduate school was organized in
1896, and in 1899 the preparatory medical course was made indepen-
dent as a School of Medicine. I n 1905 the clinical departments were
added at Rosedale, Kansas, thus completing the four year course. I n
1904 the Board of Regents changed the name of the School of Arts
to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Summer Session
division was established in 1903, the School of Education and the
Division of University Extension were established in 1909. The
Division of Athletics was established in 1915.
Dr. Frank Strong is the present chancellor of the university.
The university owns equipment, buildings, and grounds to an
estimated value of two million dollars. The campus consisting of
some 160 acres of hill top and hill slope has so far contrived to retain
much of its natural beauty. Until recently almost no conventional
planting had been done.
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THE QUIET CORNER THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT THERE
Although in recent issues of To D R A G M A the Quiet Corner has No night in Heaven? No dusk or dawn,
given place and space to more practical matters and material, the Nor sunset flaming in the west?
editor is yielding to temptation in this number and is reprinting two
poems which have lately come into her possession. She would like No great moon-shadows on a lawn—
to say again that all such contributions are very, very welcome. A dreaming lawn all dew-possessed?
From earth and flowers no wild, sweet scent
Through darkness like a sacrament?
APRIL ON THE BATTLEFIELDS No lure of dark-enchanted trees?
No song of nightingale, nor call
April now walks the fields again
Trailing her leaves Of owl? No phosphorescent seas
And holding all her bnds against her heart:
Wrapt in her clouds and mists, Nor any little stars at all?
She walks No stealthy stir of shy earth things,
Groping her way. among the graves of men. Nor glow-worm's light, nor moth's dim wings?
At eve no creeping mists to lie
The green of earth is differently green, In furrowed fields? No bats that wheel
A dreadful knowledge trembles in the grass
And little wild-eyed flowers die too soon. Their rhythmic ways against the sky?
There is a stillness here—
After a terror of all raving sounds No hands of sleep to hush and heal:
And birds, limp-winged and silent, sit close for comfort No night in Heaven ? Dear God, what bliss
Upon the boughs of broken Irees.
The light-enveloped angels miss!
April, thou grief!
What of thy sun, and glad high wind,
The valiant hills and woods and eager brooks
The thousand petalled hopes,
The sky forbids thee sorrow, A p r i l !
I see thee walking listlessly
Across those scars that once were joyous sod,
Those stepping stones from life to life.
Death is an interruption between two heart beats Have you subscribed to the Ambulance Fund?
That I know—
Yet know not how I know— t
But April mourns,
Trailing her tender green,
The passion of her green
Across the passion of those fearful fields.
Yes, all the fields!
No barrier here,
No challenge in the night,
No stranger hand;
She passes with her perfect countersign
She wanders in her mournful garden,
Dropping her bnds like tears,
Spreading her lovely grief upon the graves of men.
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R E P O R T O F G R A N D S E C R E T A R Y , N O V E M B E R 1, 1918 EDITORIALS
Of the chapters sending in reports, Iota, Lambda, and Theta failed A PANHELLENIC MAGAZINE
to follow instructions about sending registrar's reports to the Grand
Secretary. Only Pi, Gamma, Psi, Rho, Sigma, and Upsilon sent in EL S E W H E R E in this number will be found the report of a com-
their treasurer's reports or an explanation that there was none. Delta, mittee appointed to investigate the advisability of a Panhellenic
Gamma, and Phi wrote explaining that college did not open until Magazine. This matter will, it is hoped, receive the expression
after September 30. No reports of any kind have been received from of approval or disapproval from the different chapters and from
Nu, Omicron, Epsilon, Chi, Tau, N u Kappa, Alpha Phi, or N u various alumna. The question is worthy of discussion, and the Editor
Omicron. This is not a very auspicious beginning for a new year, but hopes to publish a symposium in February. Would such a proposed
we hope "a word to the wise is sufficient." With the cooperation of publication take the place of T o D R A G M A ? Is it a commendable war-
each and every chapter officer we should be able to eliminate unneces- time economy? Shall Alpha Omicron Pi support it? Let us hear
sary friction and bave a smoothly running machinery which will what you think?
not be a burden to any one. We are all unusually busy this year and
every additional letter and notice counts up not only in time but in PT H E S E R V I C E N U M B E R
postage. LANS for the February number are well under way. I f they
mature, the number will be the best published in a long time.
Chapter secretaries and treasurers are asked to read their instruc- I f they do not mature, lack of cooperation will be the cause.
tions carefully and write to the Grand Secretary for information i f Therefore, will those from whom assistance is asked give it promptly
these are not clear. Please give the street addresses of the chapter- and willingly. The name of the number would imply such cooperation
houses on reports and sign reports. Be sure they are mailed by the certainly. Please read the Announcements carefully to see where YOUR
third of the month and that there is enough postage. help comes in.
ADDITIONAL L I F E SUBSCRIBERS T O "TO DRAGMA" TC O N C E R N I N G E P I D E M I C S
H E Editor writes in a cheese cloth mask, her mouth reminiscent
Mary D.-Houston, Nu Omicron Kathryn Brown, Rho of and her nose stinging from oft-repeated sprayings with
Marguerite Pilsbury Schoppe, Lucretia Jordan Beckley, Omi- Dobell's solution. From the bathrooms come warbling cresendos—
Tau gargling in listerine and Lavoris. The consciousness of one girl
Gamma cron being in the hospital imbues others with a sudden desire for hot baths
Margaret E. Kraus, Upsilon and toasted feet. I n short, the influenza, searching throughout south-
Nellie E. Benjamin, Iota Minn Elois Hunt, Omicron east Minneapolis for an open door, has come to visit us.
Elaine Buhrman, Iota Elizabeth Hiestand, Rho
Carolyn Piper Dorr, Rho The Editor, a strangely earthly philosopher in her present costume,
is too impelled to ruminate on epidemics in general—physical, moral,
social, mental, and spiritual. She is constrained to ask herself the
manner and means of preventing an epidemic of thoughtlessness which
often strikes a chapter and rarely meets with such anxious solicitation
lest it become widespread. Epidemics of tastes slightly common, of
!dle conversations, of trivial occupations, of irreverence masquerading
m the dress of modernity, come to mind. One is compelled to admit
the great solicitude of the average man over his physical welfare, and
the trifling anxiety he occasionally feels concerning the germ-proof
condition of his mind, soul, and conscience.
And then, lo the Editor finds herself in the labyrinth of religious
education and spiritual growth. She sighs, stops, and puts Tau to bed.
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TT H E S O N G N U M B E R ANNOUNCEMENTS
H A N K S are due in great measure to Mae Knight Siddell of
Sigma Chapter for her arrangement of the songs in this number, Chapter Editors, take notice. Letters for the Febru-
and for her enthusiastic article. Let us show this gratitude by follow- ary number should leave your hands by December 20.
ing her fine suggestions. They should deal entirely with the work of your chapter
in these war times. They should include information
A SUGGESTION IN SENTIMENT as to the amount of money invested in bonds, stamps,
etc., and the amount subscribed to Y . M . C . A . (by the
AT Mrs. Siddell's suggestion, and in the hope that it may be of chapter taken as a whole). They should recount the
help to future song writers, we are reprinting two verses of a various forms and activities of war service in which the
little poem, "When This New Pin Grows Old," by Charles Kellogg chapter is interested and active. No chapter rolls are
Field. Editor of Sunset. necessaiy. The letters may be brief, but they should
be stimulating rather than statistical.
We've slipped the bandage from your eyes, ,
We've drawn aside the veil Write on one side of paper 8 x 1 1 , and send in a large
envelope. Type if possible.
That hides our sacred mysteries
From men beyond our pale; The editors of Nu, Kappa, Delta, Gamma, Epsilon,
and Chi, and those of New York, Boston, and Provi-
And now upon your glad young breast dence Alumna? please send letters to Miss Margaret
We pin a badge of gold— Kelley, 134 Cottage St., Norwood, Mass. A l l other
editors send letters to the Editor, at 315 11th Ave. S. E . ,
You cannot know how richly blest Minneapolis.
T i l l this new pin grows old. Post cards will be sent editors who have not responded
by December 25, but no further notices will be given,
This badge proclaims the newest part and failure to comply with instructions will mean the
Of our old endless line, name of the delinquent editor on the black list, and a
fine of two dollars.
As hand to hand and heart to heart
We form th' eternal sign:
Grip tight the links of this dear chain,
God grant they long may hold;
You cannot make such friends again
When this new pin grows old.
Active Corresponding Secretaries, please take notice.
By December 20, you will please send to the Editor a
list of those women of your own chapter who are in any
branch of war work, whether in this country or abroad.
Such a list should be arranged alphabetically, with the
name of the girl and the nature of her work, together
with her address—similar, of course, to the Honor Roll
for men in the service which we have already published.
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I f the Editor does not receive such a list from your ACTIVE CHAPTER LETTERS
chapter, she will take it for granted that you have no
members, active or alumnas, in the service, and will The one delinquent chapter is Nu. The editor is
accordingly make such announcement. I f the girl has apparently not elected, but this can hardly be accepted
received special honor in any branch of wrok, such as an excuse. Will Nu Chapter please investigate this
announcement may be added. matter?
This notice will not be repeated. Please be on time. T H E EDITOR,
I n the future, unless a great number of names of PI—H. SOPHIE NEWCOMB MEMORIAL COLLEGE
relatives in the service are received, announcements of
such names will be included in the Alumna? Notes. The I t is hard for us of Pi to realize that summer is gone, that we have
Editor is always glad to receive such names, or news left behind us all the old things we knew so well, and have been
concerning such relatives. moved, bag and baggage, up to new Newcomb. I t would really be
more to the point to say minus bag and baggage; for, to our great
Economy has dictated the elimination of chapter rolls. disappointment, no arrangements could be made for the housing of
They will not be printed until the May number. the fraternities on the campus, and though we are permitted to find
rooms outside and there has been some talk of renting a Panhellenic
Alumna? Assistant Editors, you are supposed to send house, we have found it almost impossible to do so. Hence we wander
to the Editor such alumna? notes of your chapter as you around in a desolate sort of way, wondering what is to be done with
can get. These notes for the February number should our furniture which is scattered in various homes all over the city and
leave your hands December 20. The scarcity of alumna? hoping against hope that in the near future Pi will find some place
notes is discouraging. Why not take your office a little to hang its hats. ' As a consequence of all this uncertainty, none of
more seriously? Pearl Pierce of Sigma Chapter does. the fraternities have been able to do much in the way of rushing;
for it was agreed at local Panhellenic that none should be done for
L i f e Subscriptions to To DRAGMA will undoubtedly at least two weeks, until things are more settled. We have a long
be raised to $15.00 before many weeks. Alumna? Assis- rushing list however, and as soon as we are definitely fixed we shall
tant Business Managers, why not drum up some more start to work with vim.
subscriptions while the price is still $10.00?
Pi came back to college greatly depleted in number, for in addition
to the fact that one of our pledges, Cecelia Slack, was obliged to
stay at home on account of her mother's illness, three of our juniors
did not return to college, Marjorie Fell, Ellen Jett, and Mary
Renaud. The reason in Mary's case is far from prosaic. Just about
a week ago we were invited to a party at her'home at which a five
pound box of candy figured prominently. I t is an established custom
for Pi's girls to announce their engagements in this way, and it is
easy to imagine what excitement, joy, and consternation were dis-
played on the discovery of Lieut. Miller Owen's card inside. The
wedding is to take place most probably in December; and we are all
properly thrilled at the thought in spite of our sorrow at losing Mary.
Though we are not much when it comes to quantity, the same can-
not be said when the question is one of quality, for I'm proud and
happy to be able to say that Pi has won the interfraternity scholar-
ship cup with an average of 86.21. We have spent our days since the
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announcement bemoaning the fact that we have no room in which to nurses are caring for the sick soldiers. A number of the girls have
display i t ; but i n spite of the fact that we are unable to keep it on been quite sick. Among them is Melba Braly, whose place as Chapter
exhibition, it has inspired us with the desire to win it again next Editor I am trying to fill.
year; and we are working accordingly. Pi is well represented in
college affairs too, for. aside from general membership in the various The.girls have broken all records for attendance, both in town girls
clubs and other activities, Ruth is secretary of the Student Body, and those who stay in the dormitories. There are a great many
Louise, president of the Latin Club and vice-president of French attractive freshmen. We now have four girls' fraternities, Phi Mu
Circle, and Helen is business manager for the Arcade, the college having been reinstalled last spring. We wish this new chapter success.
publication. Besides all this, we are working as hard as possible in Rushing has been greatly reduced. We are allowed only light lunches
various tag days and Liberty Bonds drives, while most of our spare in the fraternity rooms, and two dates a week with a freshman. One
time is given to the Red Cross. is a Hoover date at which no money may be spent. We are hoping
for the day when all financial rushing will be abolished at Tennessee.
We are very proud of the Newcomb Relief Unit, which is going
overseas sometime in the near future to work under the direction of We have had to elect new officers in part as our president is teach-
the Red Cross, and naturally we are most interested just now in ing in town and our treasurer is working in Washington. Speaking
getting enough money not only to send it over but to keep it there once of teaching, Grace Ware, a freshman of last year, is principal of a
it arrives in France. I t is composed of ten Newcomb graduates; and school in Virginia. We are indeed proud of her. Johnetta Hancock
two of Pi's alumnae are in the number, Anna Many, '07, and Willie married this summer but, as her husband has gone to France, she has
White, '14. Don't you think we are justified in being proud of them ? returned to complete her course. Won't it be fun to have a married
lady in the chapter?
Pi sends greetings to all her sisters and best wishes for the coming
year. We can hardly tell yet how the regular school activities will fare
this year, since wre are still so unsettled. Almost everything will
Fraternally, have to be done by the girls almost entirely, for the boys outside the
A N N A M C L E L L A N , Chapter Editor. S. A. T . C. are rare. That is no reason, however, that all will not fare
as well as ever. I t is simply contrary to custom because the boys were
OMICRON—UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE here first. The Y. W. C. A. Tearoom has been replaced by an army
canteen, but the Red Cross work will be in charge of the Y. W. C. A.
The university opened later than usual because barracks and courses We have a new a Y. W. room and a new Red Cross room next to it.
had to be prepared for the S. A. T. C. men. I t is more like a military Of both, we are very proud.
school than a coeducational institution now, and the girls seem to play
a very unimportant part; but of course we do not mind taking second Wishing you all a most successful year, I am
place where the soldiers are concerned. The boys are quarantined to
the campus for three weeks on account of the Spanish influenza Sincerely yours,
epidemic, and guards are placed at all entrances to keep the boys in
and outsiders out unless they have business on the campus. The ELEAVIOR BURKE.
girls' dormitories and the soldiers' mess hall are strictly guarded all
the time and a guard is placed in the postoffice to keep the soldiers For Melba Braly, Chapter Editor.
from talking to the girls, I hear. Reese H a l l , and Old, East, and
West Colleges are used as barracks.. Also a new building has been KAPPA—RANDOLPH-MACON WOMAN'S C O L L E G E
erected for that purpose, Jefferson Hall has been enclosed for a
dining-room, and the kitchen equipment is said to be the best in town. Last time Kappa sent word concerning one of her seniors; we now
wish to tell you some things left-over about our other seniors. Bernie
Yesterday the Board of Health requested all schools, theaters, and Palfrey was heroine of the Senior Play; and she and Helen Scott
churches to close, to prevent the spread of Spanish influenza. The made Phi Beta Kappa. Our alumnae will tell you of the other seniors,
University students on the campus are forbidden to leave the campus, all of whom are engaged in active war work. Our seniors for this
and town students may not enter the grounds. So far, the epidemic year hold important offices. Anna Taylor is house president of West
has been slight here. Reese Hall is used as a hospital and Red Cross H a l l ; Mary Bine Frith is chairman of the College Chapter of the
Red Cross; Frances Major is president of the Y. W. C. A . ; Annie
Moore is secretary of the Y. W. C. A. and Eleanor Manning is ad-
vertising manager of the Helianthus. our annual. Anna Taylor is
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also president of Panhellenic, as the presidency faces in turn of rota- have all felt the impetus of change too; and, as we are interested in
tion to Kappa this year. knowing how other universities and chapters have been affected, you
may be interested to know the changes that have occurred in the
The chapter has just purchased a Liberty Bond of the Fourth Issue University of California, and to what extent Sigma of Alpha Omicron
and subscribed heavily to the College Friendship Fund (a War and Pi has been affected.
missionary Fund). Also Kappa has paid her part of the Liberty
Bond purchased by the local Panhellenic. First of all our usual college opening (which by the way was not
the usual opening at all) was approximately a month and a half
This year's activities are manifold. The Red Cross sewing room later than heretofore. The extra length of vacation was given that
demands much of our time; and the girls are all trying out for the university students might engage in useful war work throughout the
basketball squads. Next time, we will tell you who were successful. summer months. Also, as later developments have shown, that the
There is a labor shortage here at college; and the Kappa girls are regents and faculty of the university might have time to adjust the
helping in many ways, waiting on tables in the dormitory dining- curriculum to changing war conditions. As a result of this adjust-
rooms, raking up leaves on campus, and serving at the tea rooms ment, we now have a quarter system instead of our former semester.
and in the office. This new system means harder, more concentrated work. Already
by actual experience we are beginning to learn this fact.
Our Lynchburg alumna; surprised us after our first chapter meeting
of the year with a lovely informal tea. Genevieve Glasgow, ex-'19, To return to ourselves, we began our rushing season under very
surprised us with a check for ten dollars at the same time. That was serious handicaps as we thought. Our number of active girls had
a gala day, as was also pledge day. The following girls are now been seriously depleted. You know how most every girl is going to
pledged: Frances McFaden, Richmond, Va.; Jean Stribling, Peters- business college, accepting business positions, or else engaging i n
burg, V a . ; Mary B. Reed, Yazoo City, Miss.; Rose Smith, Lynch- some war work. Likewise, there was a corresponding lessening of
burg, Va. the number of incoming freshmen. And of course rushing was very
simple. According to rules of Panhellenic, we served no refreshments
Kappa welcomes gladly and with pride three little sisters: Clara at tea (a paradox indeed), nor did we give any rushing dinners. I n
Atkinson, Harriet Mann, and Louise Butterfield. We will tell you addition every girl's heart was with our army fighting gloriously in
more of them next time. France. I t seemed hard to concentrate our minds on the details of
rushing. Yet despite all these apparent handicaps ( I am not so sure
E L E A N O R M A N N I N G , Chapter Editor. they really were handicaps, you know, because the war had already
eliminated all but worthwhile girls) we have added eleven wonder-
ZETA—UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA ful freshmen to our number. They are Marguerite Howard, Verda
Dear Alpha 0 Sisters: Bowman, Myrtle Glen, Dorothy Pomeroy, Mabel DePrene, Loie
Frances, Rachael Ward, Jeanette Fisburn, and Elsie Bishop. You are
I t hardly seems possible that we have been in school for three sure to be hearing more of these girls during their college careers.
weeks: it has been so broken into on account of the Spanish influ- Also we are very pleased to have with us Eleanor Payton, who has
enza. A number of the girls at the house have had i t ; but at this time, transferred from Washington.
they are all well and back in school again.
As to the university, we are a military camp. Twelve hundred
Our rush week was an unusually successful one this year. We flying cadets take their ground work here. We have five hundred men
had three days of rushing, four parties in all. They were very pretty in a naval unit, and three thousand men form our Student Army
parties, two cotillions, a Japanese breakfast, and an Oriental dinner. Training Corps. You all know how the government has com-
mandeered the universities and colleges for its uses. Still it is indeed
We pledged sixteen new members, who are all very promising. a novelty to have our boys under military discipline, living in barracks,
The Zeta Chapter sends love to all the other chapters of Alpha O. going to classes in squadron formation, in fact, being real soldiers.
Sincerely, The girls have a well-defined place in this changed university.
Credit is given for Red Cross work in surgical dressing, sewing, and
M A R Y W A T E R S , '20.
SIGMA—UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
I t seems there is so much to tell, I hardly know where to begin.
The war has indeed wrought manv changes in the university itself,
as well as having vitally touched the various fraternities. Then you
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the like. We also have special war courses in home economics and i n GAMMA—UNIVERSITY O F MAINE
nursing. Almost every girl is taking one or more of these courses.
A l l are contributing their spare time to the doing of volunteer work. Dear A O I I Sisters:
Again we are back at college after an unusually long vacation—
Together with war work, change, and everything, we are striving
to keep up our traditions. Regular class meetings, university meet- which, nevertheless, sped away all too fast for most of us. On our
ings, the freshman rally, all are taking place as usual. Here it is retur^i to the campus, we found ourselves in the midst of changed
very pleasant to relate that one of Sigma's girls, Catherine Cox, has conditions. As you probably know, the University of Maine has been
been unanimously elected vice-president of the junior class. I t is used all summer as a technical camp for men in the service. We are
our aim still to be a college, even though we are a military camp. Yet told that contingents will continue to train here throughout the
over all the campus there hangs a fine spirit of devotion, a sense of college year. Besides, there are about eight hundred men in the
dedication to a great cause. This cause, to which we formally de- S. A. T . C. and a large naval section on the campus.
dicated ourselves in our first university meeting, is the winning of
the war. There are all sorts of new rules and regulations for the girls to
follow, and it seems strange to be under so many restrictions. We
E S T H E R C A R D W E L L , '20. are allowed on just certain parts of the campus, and can go out just
one evening during the week—fraternity night. We are now in
THETA—DE PAUW UNIVERSITY quarantine, and have been since college opened. No one seems to
know just when we will be allowed to go off the campus again.
Since school did not begin until October 3rd, and has now been A t our first fraternity meeting, we seemed decidedly small in
number without our last year's seniors and six of our other girls who
closed again until the twentieth or later, we have had no regularly fra- are not back this year. However, we have a large entering class of
ternity meeting. Spike had just begun, when our parties were can- splendid girls from whom to choose our fraternity sisters of '22.
celled and now nothing can be done until after the twentieth, so I am I t is going to be rather a hard task, we think, since so many of them
sorry to say, that our chapter letter for November really is no chapter are the kind of girls we want.
letter at all.
Five of our '18 girls have entered the teaching profession this
With best wishes to all, year—Gladys Reed is one of the faculty of Bangor High School;
Mona McWilliams is teaching at Plainsfield, N . J.; Ruth Crosby
WlLHELMINA HEDDE. teaches Domestic Science at Gardiner, Maine; Ruth Chalmers is at
Berlin High School, Berlin, N . H . ; and Helen Stinchfield is at Dan-
DELTA—JACKSON COLLEGE forth, Maine.
Owing to the epidemic of Spanish influenza, the opening of college Four of our girls have transferred to other schools. Prudence
has been several times postponed; but we now hope to be back on Wadsworth, '21, has gone to a domestic science school in Rochester,
the hill very soon. N . Y . ; Sarah Stewart, '21, is attending Radcliffe College; Ethel
Packard, '21, has entered an art school in Boston. Helen White, '20,
Just a word about our senior sisters who graduated last June. is training at a private hospital in Arlington, Mass.
Margo Durkee, whose home is near the campus, and Elizabeth
Sargent, we hope to see frequently this year. Betty is planning to Just before the closing of college last May, three of the girls an-
take a postgraduate course. Kennetha Ware and Madeleine Perkins nounced their engagements: Helen White, '20, to Ralph Carlton
are both employed as chemists. Wentworth, '18, a member of Sigma N u fraternity; Sarah Stewart,
'21, to Charles Truman Corey, '19, a member of Phi Eta Kappa
Tufts will be a war college this year with an S. A. T. C. and a Fraternity; and Dorothy Smith, '21, to Clyde Victor Vining, '21, a
Naval Unit. We shall miss some of our finest professors who have member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
gone into war work; and very few of the former men students will
be back. During the summer the following marriages took place: Evelyn
Winship, '15, to Thomas Elton Harmon; Emma Perry, '16, to
College will indeed be a changed place, and we girls of Alpha William Means of Machias. Maine; Vera Gellerson, '18, to Albert
Omicron Pi, who are going back, must work harder than ever for Robinson, '16, a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. The last named
our college and our country.
M A R Y A. G R A N T , Chapter Editor.
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are now residing in Alamosa, Colorado. Mildred Dow, '19, was But we know that Cornell is not alone in suffering this year, and
wedded to Charles Allen, ' 15, a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, and I shall not trouble you further with a recital of our woes. Because
now in the service; Celia Longfellow, '21, to Alton Bagley of of the existing conditions, rushing has been indefinitely postponed.
Machias, Maine. We hope, however, to be able to introduce to you in our next letter
some new Alpha O pledges.
We have pledged one new member this fall, Ruby Hackett, '20.
We are so glad that she is to be one of our fraternity sisters. - By that time, too, our war work and college activities will be
Everyone was so busy during the summer vacation that it was pos- well under way and we can tell you something of them. Many of the
sible to have only one outing. On August 8th about twenty-five mem-
bers of the active and alumna? chapters took a picnic luncheon and normal college activities have been discontinued, including all of
spent the day at Pauline Mansur's camp at Phillips Lake—a well-
known place to the Bangor girls. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed her- the University publications.
self, knitting, boating, and roaming about through the woods. The
day proved a happy reunion to all. With best wishes for a successful year, I am Editor.
Of course, we want to do our share in war work this coming winter;
but there seem to be so few things that we can do here on the campus, M A R Y H . D O N L O N , '20, Chapter
especially, since we do not know how long we will have to stay in
quarantine. We have decided, however, to make clothes for the RHO—NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
French and Belgian children, and are very anxious to get our
materials and start in the work. Dear Alpha O sisters:
College opened September 30th, and rushing began a few days
We have had two letters—and such quaint letters, f u l l of grati-
tude—from our little French child and his mother. Somehow, it earlier. We had a very strenuous week of rushing; but we feel that
brings us nearer to the great and awful war to hear directly from the results are well worth the effort. A new system of written bidding
someone who has been so near to it. I t certainly makes us feel was introduced here this year and it was most exciting to wait for
more keenly our duty and our privilege to do our bit i n helping the the replies to come. We are very proud of our eight new pledges.
brave people who have gone through so much during the past four They are Geraldine Gallvin, Kathleen Wigginton, Elma Adamek,
years. We have been quite amused, because the letters from our little Florence Kerr, Helen Perkins, Erna Pabst, Dorothy Dalton, and
French boy have been directed to "Monsieur Alpha Omicron Pi." Carolyn Nethercott. Helene Bowersox from Eta was here during
rushing. We enjoyed having her with us.
Gamma sends her best wishes to you all for a happy and successful
year. An epidemic of the Spanish influenza has rather put a damper
on campus activities for the time being. Classes have not been
Fraternally yours, suspended, but all social gatherings are forbidden. We are not even
L I L L A C. H E R S E Y , Chapter Editor. allowed to have fraternity meetings.
EPSILON—CORNELL UNIVERSITY The introduction of military training has made a vast change in
the university here, as it has elsewhere. Although there are hundreds
I f war alone is what General Sherman claims it to be, then war of eighteen year olds marching about the campus, there are practically
plus an epidemic of Spanish influenza defies definition. When we no men in the upper classes. As a result the Daily Northwestern has
returned this fall we found the university work badly disarranged been stopped. After urgent application to the Dean, the girls finally
because of the work of the S. A. T . C. This, we philosophically obtained permission to put out a weekly paper. Miette Brugnot, one
accepted and had just commenced the routine when the influenza of our most capable seniors has been made editor, and a number of
arrived. This, we are by no means accepting, but are fighting with our girls are working in the various departments.
every ounce of energy we possess. Those of us still able to be about
are acting as volunteer nurses, dietitians, and helpers of various War work is even a more important part of our program than it
sorts. was last year. Each girl has pledged a portion of her time to some
branch of i t , either Child Welfare, Home Service, or something of
With love to you all,
V E L M A S T O N E , Chapter Editor.
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LAMBDA—LELAND STANFORD UNIVERSITY which is the supreme woman's governing body in the university. But
Ruth is not the only distinguished member of the house; for Mar-
Dear Girls: guerite Roberts in now Advertising Manager of the Daily Palo Alto
I t is doubtless too late to greet you with a welcome back to college and is just about the busiest young person to be found. Caroline
Rockfort also is doing a great deal outside of ordinary routine duty
for most of you have very likely been there for a good long time for she has charge of all the finances of the Woman's War Board
already. Here, however, we have just passed the first three weeks which is the primary organization under which all war work is carried
of opening days. Rushing has been quite as strenuous and exciting on.
as usual; and registering has taken its ordinary amount of time and
trouble, but these two, usually of prime importance, have dwindled A l l efforts of the university are this year concentrated upon war
into comparative insignificance, for the moment at least, because of work so that to attempt to tell it would mean an enormous task.
the sudden arrival of a visitor of most abominable nature, Spanish Therefore, may it suffice to say that our chapter is doing its utmost
influenza by name. A t present, four of us are suffering from the to help on with this one great and foremost work of the nation.
malady, and are, with forty others, quarantined in one of the frater-
nity houses here on the campus. I t was great fun at the beginning, Wishing you all a very delightful and worthwhile year,
but the novelty is commencing to wear off, tempers are growing very C A R M A L E T E W A L D O , Chapter Editor.
much worse for wear, and I fear that before we are out of this, a
general insurrection will have taken place. IOTA—UNIVERSITY O F ILLINOIS
We have all spent a very pleasant vacation this summer, even Urbana and "712" again! My how good it seemed to get back
though it has been quite different frpm our ordinary happy-go-lucky to school and old friends after three months of vacation! But also—
playtime period. A number of our girls stayed here for the summer how sad it made me feel that I was no longer a romantic junior but
session, others worked in the fruit during the rush season when help a dignified senior, soon to "go out from school life into life's school"
was scarce, and still others devoted themselves to war work of various and to help others in securing that which I was so fortunate to have.
Most of us got back on Wednesday, September 25th, and house-
Though we have been back only three weeks, we have quite a list cleaning started in earnest on Thursday. Such washing of windows
of visitors from amongst our older girls to tell you about. Reba and making of curtains and draperies had never been surpassed—all
Bland, who has recently returned from New York, came down to in preparation for the thing uppermost in all our minds—rushing.
spend the first week with us and to help us during rushing season. However, before Monday, September 29th we were informed that
Alice Moore ran in to see us for a day some time ago. She has a because of the unsettled conditions, rushing was to be postponed
splendid position as librarian for the Standard Oil Company in San indefinitely, which chanced to be one week. Hence, on next Monday
Francisco. Harriet Maines, who is teaching in the Salinas High our two weeks' rushing begins. We have a very promising list of
School, has been with us for the past week and has added much joy "prospectives" and we hope to be able to announce a proportionally
to our familv round table. Irene Cuneo, another who is busy with promising list of pledges before T o D R A G M A next makes its appear-
school work, found time to spend one day with us during the first week ance.
after our return. Helen Montague Collins and her husband have
also been with us for a very short visit. We were all so glad that our charming chaperon, Mrs. Van Deman,
was able to be with us again and with twenty-four girls back we feel
Now I must tell you the thrilling news of rushing season. We quite encouraged. Muriel Thompson, '19, and Ora Williams, '21, did
have six of the very finest pledges ever to be found, and I assure you not return. Muriel is at St. Luke's Hospital taking nurse's training
that we are most intensely proud of them. Elaine Adrian comes to with the object of becoming a Red Cross nurse. Ora is helping to
us from Santa Barbara. Laura Davis from Santa Ana, Gladys French "keep the home fires burning." However, Mabel May from Rho
from Hollister, Florence Hocking from Modesto, Ruth Meissner Chapter joined our ranks, entering as a sophomore. We were cer-
from Lodi, and Belle Summers from Long Beach. tainly glad to welcome her as one of Iota's very own.
We are all very justly proud of our house president. Ruth Chandler, Upon our return we found things quite changed in many respects;
who is this year occupying the most distinguished position held by but it is as may be expected because of war conditions. The Univer-
any woman in college, that is the presidency of Woman's Conference sity of Illinois, like many other universities has an S. A. T. C. camp.
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The camp, together with the aviation ground school forms an extensive tall of structure and brown of shade. A winding brick walk leads up
army camp. The greatest problem was the housing and feeding of to our side entrance in the style of an old English tavern. And the
these S. A. T. C. men; but everybody responded nobly when the knocker came from Stratford-on-Avon! Over the entrance is Mary's
call came for workers and things are beginning to be more settled sleeping porch with its myriad casement windows. Our Dutch
by now. Most of the fraternity houses have been taken as barracks dining-room is adorable; but best of all, we have a cook for whom
and the traditional "fraternity row" is no more. we give devout thanks three times a day.
There is much opportunity for war work; and I am certain when Since college has barely started, and activities not at all I must
the call comes, Alpha O will be found near the front ranks. Red relegate my conversation to the happenings within our own four walls.
Cross and similar relief work, as well as providing the proper enter- I cannot even talk of rushing parties and freshman rushees; for we
tainment for these men at the camp will require many helpers. Our are to do no rushing at Minnesota until second quarter. We have
local Y. M . C. A. has now been changed to a branch of the war two nice little sisters living at the house, however, Frances and
Y. M . C. A. with two war secretaries as well as a general secretary. Musetta Graham of Rochester, Minnesota. There are twelve girls
We are to have a Y. M . C. A. hut and all. The Y. W. C. A. is to and a chaperone this year. We are especially proud of our two trans-
serve as a hostess house in case any is needed. fers from Alpha P h i : Mary Danielson and Helen Rose. They are
both freshman medics, who regale us every evening with tales of
There isn't much that I can write since school opened two weeks their cadaverous experiences.
late; and we have really just begun. Iota wishes each chapter much
success in any undertaking of the immediate future. These are The times that we love most of all are the evenings around the fire
trying times—times in which we must strive harder than ever to after study hours, when Mary reads to us her stories in manuscript;
overcome the difficulties in our path and in which we must keep more or we hold rapid-fire discussions upon questions of world import.
firmly than ever the words of our beautiful motto. With Rhoda in the house, it could not be otherwise. She veritably
thrives upon argument. Mary Chase, the iconoclast, says,
H E L E N M . B R A U N S , Chapter Editor.
" I t makes me laugh to see the way this sorority tries to solve the
TAU—UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA problems of the Universe!"
As I am writing under dire threats from Mary Chase, I fear that We have entertained several lovely people this year; among whom
this letter will never live to see the printed page. I n some uncanny was Dr. Amy Hewes, head of the economics department of Mount
way, she has an inkling of the fact that I am going to mention her Holyoke. She was traveling through Minneapolis with our own Anne
name too many times to permit her, with any modesty, to print it. Yates, who has stopped working for her Doctor's degree to inspect
Despite her anger, I shall write. Selah! Since all the rest of you factories in the Ordnance Department.
chapters are deprived of Mary Chase that we may have her as our
chaperone, the least I can do is to give you a slight idea of her I hope that my next letter will contain more of college news and
abounding personality and dynamic forcefulness. I dare not say too less of personal affairs. The year bids fair to be the most promising
much, as Mary is a most unbending autocrat. Mary's intense love of all years for Tau. May the gods smile as unstintingly upon the
of life is analogous to the jeweled ring of the great god Odin, which rest of you!
every morning let fall ten other rings of priceless value. She creates
a terrific amount of vital energy from long tramps, heated discussions, L I L A K L I N E , Chapter Editor.
or even from instructing stupid freshmen in her rhetoric class. Every
time she comes into the room vibrating with life, she transmits by (EDITOR'S NOTE: Influenza conditions dictate lines of least resistance.)
some magic power a certain amount of her energy and enthusiasm
to every one about her. This small appreciation is an attempt to CHI—SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
show you why Tau has risen so rapidly at Minnesota.
Dear Alpha O's:
True to our nomadic reputation, we have again moved; and though After a delightful vacation of four months, all of the Chi girls
not to the house of our last year's dreams, we are very happy with
our choice. Our house is a stucco house, most imposing without, being gathered once more at our new chapter-house on September 25th,
ready for work or* play.
Did I say "all"? Indeed, we seemed far from complete without our
nineteen-eighteen girls who have made such a large place all of their
own which can never be filled by others. We missed, also, two other
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girls, a sophomore and a senior, who did not return to college this, think we have fared very well in pledging eight fine girls, and we
year. are not through yet.
For a week we were busy and rushing started out splendidly. We Our campus is much changed these days. This is the only univer-
had a few very successful parties and pledged four of the finest girls sity other than Yale where all three military branches, the Army,
ever. And then the epidemic overtook us! the Navy, and the Marines, are in training. Barracks have sprung
up like mushrooms over night, the campus dormitories have been com-
We had an improvised infirmary all of our own and everything was mandeered as headquarters, and the larger fraternity houses are being
complete even to a goodly number of patients. Telegrams and long used as women's dormitories. Although the beauty of our campus is
distance calls began to come in from distracted parents and soon there somewhat marred, still we feel very proud to be a part of the
were left at the chapter-house only a half dozen sick girls and a few Annapolis of the West.
When we returned this fall we were greeted by a pleasant surprise.
I wonder how many chapters can tell a similar tale? And I hope Our dear old colonial house, which had really grown quite shabby,
that all have as happy an ending as ours, for all of our girls are had been completely renovated. We almost feel that we have a new
now recovering. house.
At present, classes at Syracuse are suspended, most of the girls We are very proud to report that Alpha Omicron Pi leads in
have gone to their homes and only the S. A. T. C. men are left on the scholarship on the campus, and we were very glad to hear that Up-
H i l l under quarantine. However, we are all hoping to go back soon silon Chapter got the highest average in the sorority examinations.
and take up things where they were dropped so suddenly, or else We are hoping to do even better this year.
begin all over, whichever the case may be.
H A Z E L B R I T T O N , Chapter Editor.
NU KAPPA—SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY
INA M. MILLER.
Dear Alpha O's:
UPSILON—UNIVERSITY O F WASHINGTON
I f the war has had any appreciable effect on S. M . U., it has been
We have just finished a most hectic rushing season, yes "hectic" that of a stimulus, for the campus is the scene of added activity this
is the only word for it. School opened on October 2nd, and we had year, due to the construction of the $25,000 gymnasium, to which
our plans all made for the two weeks' rush. Owing to war conditions, Nu Kappa gave $50, and to the erection of barracks for the S. A.
we entertained with evening parties from seven to nine, this year, T. C , which has attracted an unusual number of men. The enroll-
instead of the usual dinner parties. We had six very nice parties the ment of girls will exceed past records, too.
first week in spite of the "sans food" rule, and rushing was at its
height with great hopes for the success of the second week's rush. According to government regulation, the university opened officially
But alas! Our hopes were shattered, and all the clever ideas we had October 1st, matriculation having begun September 27th. To reduce
thought up to make our parties different were in vain. The Seattle to a minimum the expense of rushing, no big parties were given and
Health Department found that the Spanish influenza had become so the work was done individually—if you knew our seven pledges, three
serious that it was necessary to close all schools, churches, and of whom are "little sisters," you would all agree to what degree our
theaters, and of course the university was closed also. The powers efforts were crowned with success. With Jewel Hammons as presi-
that be cooperating with the health department put a ban on all social dent, Nu Kappa could not fail to have a truly successful year.
gatherings, which included rushing parties.
The Dallas girls have most cordially opened their homes to men
There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth, but nothing could in service at Camp Dick and Love Field, and many from all parts of
be done except to make the best of conditions, call up our rushees the Union have enjoyed their hospitality. We are always glad to
and tell them that our parties were not to be. C'est la guerre! After hear of our sister chapters from those who attended the colleges and
a day of committee meetings, Panhellenic conferences, and much universities in which others are installed; we feel more and more the
heated discussion it was decided to send out bids at once. Considering "nationalness" of our fraternity.
the conditions and the fact that some of our nicest rushees are out
of town, having gone home for the duration of the quarantine, we During the summer, several of the girls took part in a pageant
presented by the Publicity Department of the Woman's National
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Council of Defense; it was considered a great success. Now, in After school had been delayed a week, we were again at our dear
addition to the many other phases of war work they are supporting, old house September 19th. We were so very glad to welcome each
Nu Kappas (active and alumnae) are enthusiastic members of the other back again.
War Camp Community Service.
We spent the remainder of that week in preparation for rushing.
Individually, those out of school are trying to do a wee bit toward And such a time as we had getting help to clean the house! Rushing
their share in the great work to be accomplished. Annie Kate Gilbert started at four o'clock Sunday afternoon. We had a most enjoyable
and Margaret Vaughan are successfully filling their places in the rushing season and very lovely girls to entertain. We feel that we
Y. W. C. A . ; Louise Zeek is teaching French to classes of nurses at chose the very nicest of these. Our pledges are Helen Armstrong,
Camp Travis, where her husband is in service; Margaret Bentley Myrtle Dixon, Mabel Heitman, Mildred Menefee, Lillian Nesbitt,
(Mrs. W. P.) is temporarily filling a vacancy in her husband's office— Louise Rogers, and Susan Smith.
in addition to her countless other duties; Martha Smith is not in
school this winter, but will devote her time to the Red Cross, I must not forget to tell you of two other pledges we have. One
W. C. C. S., and other patriotic work—making pleasant the pastime of is a huge grey cat, the other is a little white and brown fox terrier.
friends in training; Nelle Graham is preparing to do clerical work; The cat, Tom by name, is really the property of our chaperone, Mrs.
and Louise Pendleton finds it most engaging to be her father's Rogers, although we claim him. The little dog, which we call
secretary. General Pershing was a g i f t to Beta Phi from a fraternity here.
General is very proud of his collar and big red bow; we are extremely
When within a year a second Alpha O married a member of the proud of him. We regret to report that General and Tom seem to
faculty, N u Kappa began to feel a kind of superiority for—"the rays have a great dislike for each other.
of their glory empurple their suite." Lucinda Smith and Mr. J. B.
Hubbell (of the English Department) were married June 1st; since We feel that we have had quite our share of trouble over a cook.
her husband is in the training camp at Louisville, Ky., Lucinda is Our cook departed one morning, although luckily, she had already
teaching in a school preparatory for Wellesley. prepared breakfast. We have all taken our turns at burning our
fingers and the meat. After tramping miles and after running into
That this be a year both happy and successful, is N u Kappa's wish influenza in several homes we at last engaged a nice comfortable, fat
for each of the sister chapters. negro mammy. But one of the girls, not knowing \*e had engaged
a cook, succeeded in engaging another. Fortunately an end came to
ETTA LOUISE PENDLETON, our troubles when vacation was declared. We have decided that our
favorite song shall be Pack up your Troubles in your Old Kit Bag.
For the chapter.
Indiana University has a new Dean of Women this year. Miss
BETA PHI—UNIVERSITY OF INDIANA Wells came to us from Michigan University. We like her very much.
Dear Sisters in Alpha 0micron Pi: Also we have a new chaperone. We have grown to respect and love
Once again I am to have the pleasure of writing to you in the name Mrs. Rogers very much in the time she has been with us.
of Beta Phi. Beta Phi sends greetings to all of you. We had just Of course in every university there is an S. A. T. C. so, of course,
gotten started nicely in our school work when influenza appeared in we have one too. There are many more men than women now at
our midst. A l l the grade schools and high school as well as churches Indiana University. Every place you look you see men marching,
and movies were closed. Of course we expected to be dismissed marching. Very early in the morning, we can hear the tramp, tramp
daily; but, alas, the faculty said "No." Then, all unexpectedly, through the mist.
after ten o'clock classes yesterday, we were told there would be no
more classes until October 20th. We were permitted to go home so A l l the fraternity houses have been converted into barracks. The
the Alpha O House at Indiana University is alone now. The most of fraternities were forced to move all their furniture out to make room
us have very sore left arms where we took the vaccine as a pre- for cots. Every room is filled with cots except those which are to be
caution against the influenza. used at "mess hall." Some of the fraternities stored their furniture,
but most of them rented annexes. The boys who are not in S. A.
Only thirteen of us returned this year. We have almost more girls T. C. stay in these annexes. The sororities have helped both them-
in Washington than we have here. One of our girls wrote us from selves and the boys by taking some of the furniture to keep for the
Washington that there are nineteen Alpha O girls in the city and fraternities.
that they were applying for an alumna? chapter.
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Our date rules have not been changed. I n fact, it seems rather welcome Mrs. Leo R. Tehon, from Iota. She is a member of the
unnecessary when the men who are in barracks can get out only on faculty in the classics department.
There are sixteen girls living in the house. Our social functions
We are all very happy to be back together again; and I know for the coming year will be very few, for we are in the army now.
every A O I I is glad to see her sisters again. Beta Phi sends to all Our first informal dance is to be given for our pledges on November
of you her love and best wishes for a happy school year. 2nd.
MILDRED BEGEM AN, Eta sends best wishes for a happy and prosperous year.
Chapter Editor. IRENE FOLCKEMER,
ETA—UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN Chapter Editor.
The opening of the school year has made the war a stern reality to ALPHA PHI—MONTANA STATE COLLEGE
us. The military atmosphere prevails on the campus, and the patri-
otic interests are so predominant that we feel more keenly the responsi- Dear Alpha O Sisters:
bility of making the most of our opportunities while here. The Doesn't it seem good to be with one another once more, and to be
enrollment in the S. A. T . C. at Wisconsin is 3,000. I n addition,
there are 1,500 limited service men and naval reserves. Chadbourne, hurrying off to eight o'clocks not very long after the sun has risen
Barnard, and Lathrop Halls, the girls' dormitories, and the men's above the horizon? I n many ways, autumn is the saddest time of
gymnasium have been converted into barracks for the student soldiers. year, because everything is dying and the chill of winter can be felt
The officers occupy the Deke House. in every little breeze. But for us Alpha O's, it can not fail to be a
time of joy instead of melancholy, a time of happy meetings and of
Wisconsin has used formal bidding for the first time this year. renewed and closer fellowship with one another.
Panhellenic allowed us only one function daily for four days; then
bids from the various sororities were sent to the Dean of Women. There is for all of us just one thing that dims our gladness and
Each rushee also sent preference slips expressing her three choices. A that is the absence of our last year's seniors and of the others of our
third party mailed the acceptances to the sorority. We found the chapters who may not be with us this year. But with what interest
new system to be very satisfactory although more strenuous in that we do follow their careers! And how delighted we are to hear of
we had no opportunity to speak personally with a girl. their work! They are still our sisters whether near or far away
and so they are still close to our hearts and our thoughts.
We are delighted to have seven new pledges. Elizabeth Babcock
comes to us from Dana H a l l ; and we are going to watch her climb Of course, right now Alpha Phi, as well as the rest of you, is in the
to the top in school activities. We are happy to claim Hortense excitement of the rushing season. So far we have had only one real
Bassett, f o r she gives promise of being equally as strong as her sister, party, but it was a great success owing to the novelty of it. We called
Dorothy. Agnes Gilbertson sets things moving when her fingers our party " A n Evening in Bohemia." A l l of us dressed in strange
drop on the piano keys. Hermance Teschner is entering in her junior costumes such as might be found in the artists' quarter of a large
year. She is from Milwaukee Normal, where she made a record in city. Two of the girls represented children, another was an old
her academic work. Marion Roth spent her first two years at Prin- apple vender, some wore evening dresses, others smocks, Grecian
cipia and is a wonderfully strong girl. Jennie Martin, from M i l - costume, riding habits, gipsy costume, and one of the girls made a
waukee Downer, is a girl filled with enthusiasm for all school activi- strange looking Chinaman with a lovely, long, shoestring queue.
ties. Mary Urschel delights us with her interpretive dancing. She
has shown her patriotic spirit by dancing in the camps and for the The party was at our A O I I house, and the dining-room had been
Red Cross. transformed into a miniature cabaret, where apple cider "wine" was
served while Mary Curl danced, and "ukes" were played, or other
Eta considers herself very fortunate to have these fine pledges. We girls sang. Our north parlor made an attractive artist's studio, while
are expecting great things from them. The absence of men in the the living-room was strewn with comfortable cushions, which we all
university has made innumerable offices and prominent positions open enjoyed lots more than chairs. About nine-thirty, we began to dance,
to women, so we mean to show what we can do. We are glad to while the gipsy told fortunes for our guests and every girl there
seemed to have spent a pleasant evening. We enjoyed it ever so
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The two locals here and Alpha O have agreed upon some rushing NU OMICRON—VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
rules, and no fraternity is to have more than three real parties. We
are planning a picnic up one of the canyons here for our second party. Hello, everybody! I wish I might come around and shake hands
For our last big party, we plan a Halloween dance; and expect to with you all but since I can't I ' l l tell you about it. It's the best
have some of the boys in the latter part of the evening. Meanwhile feeling in the world to be talking to you all again and to know that
individual rushing is unlimited; and we are finding some splendid at the same time you're reading this, I ' l l be reading messages from
girls among the freshman class. you. I didn't even know I was to have the privilege of writing for
the chapter this time; but the little chapter editor called and asked
Our college president has asked us to be especially considerate of me to please write it for her just this once. Since she is an out-of-
the S. A. T. C. boys now training here. He asked the various frater- town girl, she didn't know about the "before-school" rushing party;
nities to have a few of these rather lonely young men in to dinner and that was the principal thing to tell this time. As I knew how
sometimes. Alpha O is the first to comply with his request; and we the prospects of the first letter scared her (it used to scare me last
are entertaining twelve boys at supper Sunday. year), I consented this time.
Did all you sisters know we have a house this year? We are very First of all, back in July, the second of our girls married. She was
happy i n it, and wish all of you might visit us there. I t is a big, Mary Harrell, who, at a beautiful little home wedding was married
homey, dark-green house right on a corner and surrounded by huge to Lt. Walter Rogers. They have been at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, for
Cottonwood trees and smaller lilac bushes, apple trees, and Canadian the past three months and we had a most interesting letter about her
poplars. The house and lawn occupy two-thirds of the west half meeting two A O IPs out there. We are looking for her back soon
of a block so we are looking forward to some lawn parties in the as Lieutenant Rogers expects to sail in a short time.
spring. There are four large rooms downstairs and five bedrooms
on the upper story. Our "rose bedroom" is especially attractive with Then, in September came the one summer rushing party we're
its twin beds and cheery, dainty cretonne curtains, spreads, chairs, allowed. I t was a progressive house party, something like the one we
and scarfs. We have the nicest housemother you can imagine— had last year. I t began with a little matinee party after which we
cheerful, kind, and delightfully "mothery." all had dinner down town at the Y. W. C. A. They spent the night
with us, had late breakfast with another of the girls, and still another
Alpha O is gaining honors here, too, for Doris Ingram was chosen gave them all a bridge luncheon. Then it all ended that night with
by our dean of home economics to do some substitute teaching in the a big picnic supper and bonfire about ten miles from town. The
high school at Lewistown for three weeks. And, next week, Lynnie rushees seemed to have a real good time and I think every one
Chattin starts out to do some food demonstrating work in the state. enjoyed it.
Besides that our president, Azalea Linfield, is to be initiated into the
honorary home economics fraternity—Phi Upsilon Omicron. On October 1st school opened with five active members back, a
"peach" of a transfer from Alpha Phi in Montana, and several
College has not been in progress long enough for us to have any interested and working alumnre near by. The influenza epidemic has
definite war work planned, but we are continuing our knitting and greatly interfered with classes but school continued; and conditions
waiting for some other Red Cross work. Then, we are especially are much better now. We are right in the midst of rushing season.
careful to observe all the food administration rules both as a frater- Of course, it's always a rather hard pull for a new fraternity; but
nity and as individuals. So, of course, we have no refreshments at we're doing our best and we can only wonder what results "spiking
our parties in order to comply with the government's request of "no day" will bring. We'll tell you about that next time.
We liked being the baby of the fraternity f o r almost a year; but
And now, once more, isn't it good to see one another again? We we gladly gave up the honor of that place to welcome, first, Psi, way
of Alpha Phi wish we might meet in person all our other sisters, but up there in Pennsylvania, and then Phi, in Kansas. We hope before
since that can not be we take real pleasure in visiting with you through long there'll be another Southern chapter to swell the roll.
the pages of To D R A G M A . May this school year be f u l l of inspiration
and true fraternal spirit for every one of us. KATRINA OVERALL.
M I N N I E - E L L E N MARQUIS,
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PSI—UNIVERSITY O F PENNSYLVANIA of the men is all for this year it is up to the girls to keep up the settle-
ment work. We have all entered heartily into the plans and expect
Dear A O I I Sisters: to enjoy many happy hours among the kiddies. This work is included
Our first letter to T o D R A G M A ! I t hardly seems possible that this under the Y. W. C. A. Besides this organization we have an Under-
graduate Association which meets once a month to manage coeduca-
is the first time you are hearing from us. Although we have only tional affairs. Class elections were held last spring. Sylvia, the
been sisters since April 13th, 1918—a day that will never be forgotten former treasurer of the sophomore class, is now vice-president of the
by a certain group of eighteen—we feel we have always been A O ITs. junior; and LaRue, former president of the freshman class is now
We have so much to tell you that it is next to impossible to say it all treasurer of the sophomore.
in one letter.
A new chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha has been recently installed here.
This year bids to be the most important in the history of the Uni- They previously were the Alpha Delta Theta local group.
versity and, undoubtedly, is the most important in our own chapter
history. Last spring, we expected that the winter of 1918 would VVe have just finished painting and fixing our "room." We highly
see Pennsylvania devoid of men and ruled by coeds. But we were recommend Alice L. as an efficient painteresse even though she did
greatly mistaken for the university has been taken over by the United paint herself as well as the furniture. We are sorry we do not possess
States government and is now crowded with S. A. T . C. and Naval a house as many of you do but yet no woman's fraternity at Pennsyl-
Unit men. The men all live on the campus in the dormitories or the vania owns one, so we do not feel out in the cold. We have given
fraternity houses. Every school under the university has been obliged our first informal tea which starts our rushing season. Ordinarily the
to adapt its curriculum to the rules and regulations of the army and rushing season extends until the close of the first term which was in
navy men. The usual two-term course has been changed into quar- February but we are hoping it will be shortened this year to suit the
ters to coincide with the three month S. A. T. C. course. Another three term courses. There are many nice freshmen; and we expect
change which we do not find so enjoyable is eight o'clock classes. The an exciting and successful rushing season.
majority of the girls at Pennsylvania live at home; and since they
must depend on trains and trolley cars, we find this rule quite hard. Two of our girls, Helen and Ruth Leaf, have chosen the business
But on the whole, we enjoy our military life thoroughly. Our opening world in preference to college life. But as yet we have not taken
services were held in strictest military fashion with drilling, speeches, their names from the active chapter roll because the times are uncer-
and flag raising. The following Thursday, we had Induction when tain and woman's mind so changeable. Maybe Ruth has a reason,
all the five thousand odd men were sworn into government service. however, for in August she announced her engagement to Lincoln
We have a flag raising every Friday when the entire student body Hall.
gathers on the campus. Thus you can understand what a military
life even the girls at Pennsylvania lead. Psi Chapter extends a warm welcome to any sisters who may be
visiting in Philadelphia. We will also be glad and pleased to wel-
Psi Chapter is doing its best in war activities. Eleanor, Alice C„ come any brothers of our A O I I sisters, who may be in S. A. T . C.
and LaRue are on the coed Liberty Loan committee which is holding or the Naval Unit. Please let us know.
its big drive at the University. Alice Lipp was a farmerette this
summer and is now proudly sporting the green badge of the Woman's We wis"h you all the most successful of years.
Land Army Unit. We are all industriously knitting for the Univer-
sity Unit in France. We are soon to have an opportunity to do can- MARGARET ROBINSON,
teen work for the girls are to be called on to help in entertainments
given for the men. Our chapter was the first to offer its assistance. Chapter Editor.
Our college work is not fully started. We have been greatly PHI—UNIVERSITY O F KANSAS
hindered by the influenza epidemic. Although Pennsylvania has not
been closed like all other schools in Philadelphia, nevertheless we are Dear Girls:
prevented from gathering in groups. As a result none of the various
clubs have held their first meetings. The Panhellenic meeting as well So much has happened since we became Phi Chapter of Alpha
as the annual freshman reception has been postponed. Since the time Omicron Pi last spring that I hardly know how or where to begin.
To start with, school began a month later this fall on account of
the 2,500 S. A. T . C. men in training here. Most of the girls came a
week early to help fix up the house. We are living two squares off
the campus, in the house that rhe Sig. Alphs. vacated when they built
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their new one. I t is a splendid location, and we are well pleased ALUMNAE CHAPTER LETTERS
with the house. The Editor is sorry to announce that the editors of
Rush week was conducted on strictly patriotic and "Hooveristic" Boston and Lincoln Alumna? sent their letters too late
for this number, and that no letter Avhatever was received
plans, as the Woman's Panhellenic ruled that no decorations he used from Providence Alumna*. These chapters are asked
and no food he served except at the Exclusive. We were allowed to to investigate the matter.
use wild or garden flowers and to serve cold drinks, however. We
managed to get along though and on hid day we pledged three girls NEW YORK ALUMNffi
who will do justice to Alpha O anywhere, anytime. There is Clarice It must be confessed that as a chapter, we have lead a somewhat
Gardner tall and stately: black hair and dark eyes. She is an enthu- Bohemian existence this last summer. During the college year, N u
siastic worker with unlimited energy and tact. Bernice Kuhn, small graciously extends the hospitality of her delightful chapter-room,
and active, a "whizz-bang" on the piano and uke, delightfully original atop the New York University Law School. At other times, we some-
and entertaining, and Neva Brown, a charming little girl with big times find ourselves in strange places—but nevertheless we hold our
brown eyes, brown curls, and a wonderfully rich contralto voice. meetings with great regularity—for are we not engaged in the gainful
There were others whom we considered but we wanted to be very occupation about which we hear so much these days—and consequently
careful the first few years of our existence on the hill, taking only the held in a town that—sometimes waxes warm. So, one time it was
very best, who would be sure to reflect nothing but credit on our "The Village Store," and again a "Chop Suey" that sheltered us.
fraternity. Friends of ours among the Pi Phis, Kappas, and Thetas On still another occasion we dined at a famous rendezvous of artists.
have remarked to us and to others that in their estimation we were We initiated Zolan Kidwell of Phi (not on the sanded floor of a
doing the right thing and that we had won the approval of the French restaurant, however)—and later we essayed a picnic on the
campus by our conservative method. We believe that during the Palisades in honor of some of our sisters from neighboring chapters,
school year we will undoubtedly meet other girls who were made for Among our guests this summer have been—Jane Rextrow Maulsby,
us. Delta; Lucy Somerville, Kappa; Augusta Stacy, Kappa; Katherine
Lyon Mix, Epsilon; Loveme Dolbeer, Rho; Hilda Cleaves, Kappa;
On the eleventh of this month, we had the pleasure of a short visit Annie Kate Gilbert, Kappa.
from Mrs. Irene Henderson Moore of Rho Chapter. Those of us
who met her were in love with her at first sight, and our deepest We have been glad indeed to welcome the Alpha O's who have come
regret is that all but a very few of the girls had left for home a few here on one mission or another. We are happy to say that some are
hours before she arrived. The influenza epidemic grew so critical planning to remain. Now we hear interesting bits of talk about
that school was closed f o r over a week; and naturally, everybody made " The Gas Defense Plant," "The Aeroplane Service," etc.
a dash for home. But we are looking for another visit from Mrs.
Moore because she does not live far from Lawrence. As a chapter we have not engaged in any war work other than that
of taking under our wing a little six year old maid of France, but
We received our charter this week; and it is to be framed and individually our members are doing yeoman service as canteen
exhibited at our earliest opportunity. workers, Red Cross workers, Liberty Loan workers, ambulance
drivers, and workers in all the other manifold activities that pertain
All of us are eager to read the chapter letters in T o DRAGMA to to the winning of the war.
learn what success the summer and fall have brought our sisters.
With best wishes to you all.
EVA ALLA MARTY.
HAZEL CORINNE ERNST,
SAN FRANCISCO ALUMNiE
Chapter Editor. In spite of summer vacation and college not opening until October,
the first Saturday of every month has found a group of us, varying in
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number from nine to thirty, gathered together for Red Cross work, installed. They are president, Rose Marx; vice-president, Mrs.
gossip, and A O ITs interest. Some of us have journeyed far, some of Chapman; treasurer, Dorothy Clarke; secretary, Ruth Carson; Pan-
us have just stayed at home, but all of us in one way or another have hellenic delegate, Ruth Langelier.
tried to give visible evidence of the fact that we as college women, as
privileged members of a fraternity whose very corner stone is playing During our summer meetings, we had quite an addition to our
such a large part in America's attitude toward the war, have a keen numbers when Lillian Rice from San Diego and Margaret Hurley
sense of our privileges and responsibilities. from Phoenix, Arizona, were here taking courses at Summer School.
Lillian and Grace Weeks worked might and main at naval architecture
A t our April meeting, discovering that our supply of gauze was and hope to soon have an Alpha O in the service at the navy yard at
exhausted, we decided to become an auxiliary chapter of the Red Mare Island.
Cross with the object of knitting for the soldiers. We have found
this to be the most satisfactory kind of work as we could take it home We greatly miss Rose von Schmidt Bell and Gladys Britton. Rose
to do as well as keeping our fingers flying while we conducted our moved to Washington, D. C , to join her husband who is doing govern-
business, or exchanged news of brothers and husbands at "the front," ment work. We are all interested to know i f Rose finds living there
ways of preserving fruit or using substitutes, or the baby's newest as complicated as traveling with an infant. The trip was accom-
stunt. plished with the aid of a refrigerator in the compartment and bottles
by the gross. Glad is travelling in the Orient with her husband,
And right now I must tell you of the party to which some of us while from Georgia Meredith Oliver come tales of Africa that make
went in response to a call from Panhellenic. Every Sunday after- us anxious to start for there tomorrow. The gap in our ranks was
noon, Charles Keeler, a local poet, opens his beautiful home in Clare- partially filled by the return of Emma Black Kew from Washington.
mont for the entertainment of one hundred and fifty enlisted men. We are so glad that her husband's geology field is in California so
For one Sunday in August, Panhellenic was asked to send a corre- we can have her six months of the time.
sponding number of girls. Alpha O was well represented by a dozen
or more and those who did not go were sorry when they heard of the Greetings to you all,
games played, the basket suppers shared, and the friends made.
We were able to make quite a donation to the Red Cross from the LOS ANGELES ALUMN-ffi
proceeds of a raffle which you might like to hear about. Pearl Dear Alpha O's, One and All:
Another school year for the actives, another school year for us
Pierce's mother made a most beautiful filet centerpiece, which was the
Pedagogues who are alumnae, another year for all of us! Our first
envy of all the beholders. We sold tickets for it—two for twenty- meeting occurred today. Although the influenza has closed every-
thing in Los Angeles, we decided to have a little gathering at the
five cents (with two chances you would surely have the lucky number), home of our new president, Florence Alvarez. I t was a small meet-
ing but a very happy reunion after the summer.
and each girl took ten tickets to dispose of. The drawing is to be at
A l l during the month of September the members have been read-
the October meetings and we are all verv anxious to know whether we justing themselves into the various phases of war work, becoming
integral parts of new positions undertaken, and between times knit-
O J ting, tending babies, and thinking of the brothers, husbands, and
other people's brothers "Over There."
will be the fortunate one.
Surely no meeting would be complete without a discussion of the
Our meetings since the last letter have been hither and thither— war. Somehow these days, we are drawing closer to each other.
Indeed we are trying to become more democratic in our viewpoint.
at the chapter-house, where Margaret Dudley and Kate Foster were We were wondering away out here in the West i f some vital work
could not be done around each camp for the convalescent soldier.
hostesses and we had the best war cookies you ever tasted; at Marion We were particularly convinced of this great need because of Flor-
Strong's, who has two of the sweetest babies one could want; at Mrs.
Chapman's; at Rose Marx's; and in San Francisco at Ruth Carson's.
We were especially glad to receive the summons for a meeting at
Rose's; for not long ago, she tripped down the stairs with the baby
in her arms—tripped, not lightly, but most thoroughly—and in saving
the baby from a bump, broke her own shoulder blade. But when we
arrived, she proudly exhibited her skill at doing things with one hand,
even to picking up the small daughter, and is now well on toward
recovery. A t that meeting the officers for the coming year were
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dice's story of her brother's illness with influenza in Camp Greenleaf, Several of the girls attended Rho Chapter house party at Momence,
and the impossible food which was given him when he began to Illinois, last June. They all succeeded in getting amazingly burned
recover. We wondered if we could not create a desire among Alpha while having a good time.
O's to see what we could do in this regard. It is human and a neces-
sity. We are also anxious to know of the boys from the East, Middle Vera Riebel. president of Chicago Alumna;, has been very i l l with
West, or North who are near us in the West—that we may entertain influenza. We are delighted to hear that she is now improving.
them. W i l l you not send their names and addresses? It would
please us to show them a sisterly spirit ; and what is better than a The Kvanston alumna- are rejoicing over the fact that Merva
good meal with a home flavor! Hennings, after a long trip in the West, has taken up her residence
in their midst.
Are you not jealous of us? What for, do I hear you say? The
greatest of reasons on earth—we have Mrs. Perry, yes, Mrs. Stella Chicago Alumna; is sorry to lose one of its most active members,
Stern Perry—with us for the winter. Hurrah'. Her loving gentle Frances McXair. She has been appointed to a position in Milwaukee-
ways and active mind will be a joy to us. Downer Seminary, Milwaukee.
We are also overjoyed t<> have Mrs. Southerland with us again. Another of our most loyal members. (leraldine Kindig, is to be
She has given to the world a little Alpha O since we last saw her. too far away to attend meetings very often. She is teaching in
This little Alpha O's father is the School Psychologist in Los Angeles, Kankakee. Illinois.
and many are the interesting experiments that this child has under-
gone. We know she will be interesting and long to see her. Helene Bowersox of Eta Chapter is now engaged in advertising
work in Chicago. With her in the chapter we shall be quite cosmo-
We have a number of new members. As Virginia Moore, '12, of politan, having members of Iota, Theta. Camma, Upsilon, Fta. and
Lambda is engaged in V. W. C. A. work in Los Angeles this year, Rho on our lists.
we will have the pleasure of seeing her merry face very often. We
have heard very fine compliments about her work with girls in Indian- Fraternally,
apolis where she has been for the past two years.
Please, dear people, cannot we boast this ambulance idea and have
all the money by Christmas. We can do it i f every one does her bit. For the president.
Are you tired of hearing that? Still the soldier in the trench is
still there. My brother is there—rain soaked and muddy helping to INDIANAPOLIS ALUMNA
hold the line with machine guns all around. Is your brother there?
He may need that ambulance! Let us do it. What sav vou in the Dear Sisters:
East? ' The activities of Indianapolis Alumna- Chapter of Alpha ()micron
Hopefully, Pi have been practically at a standstill during the summer months.
We held our last meeting in June and resumed again the second
LUCILE ROSE CURTIS. week of September. Nothing much was done at that time—it was
more of a "get-together" after the summer months and an arrange-
CHICAGO ALUMNJE ment of the schedule for the regular meetings during the coming
year. Since that time the ban on all gatherings has prevented our
So far this fall. Chicago Alumna' has had some difficultv in getting holding the regular October meeting, but we hope it will be lifted in
together. For the past year we had been meeting in one of the rooms time for our November regular.
of the Chicago College Club. This year, the Club flatly refused us
a place, saying that all space was to be used for Red Cross work. Two of our members have joined the ranks of the wedded. One
We agreed to do our share of the work, and finally were allowed to of our must enthusiastic and faithful workers. Margaret Jayne. was
meet there. But the notices were mailed so late that onlv ten people married last June to Mr. Glenn Reed and is living in Brookville, Ind.
came to the meeting. We made up for the small numbers in enthusi- A recently acquired member, Allison McOloughlin, with whom we
asm, however, and are planning for a large November meeting when had scarcely had time to become acquainted, was married in August
we shall take in the new alumna; in or about Chicago. to Mr. Morris Murphv. a high-school teacher, and she also moved
awav from Indianapolis. We were very loath to give this two splen-
did girls up. but were happy in their happiness. Margaret Jayne
Reed, we feel sure can visit us occasionally and attend some of our
meetings, inasmuch as Brookville is not a great distance from Indian-
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apolis. We now have but eight members, having had to give up six soon be all right, we feel sure, and we look forward to a successful
during the past year by removal from city. year.
We hope in our next letter to be able to report more activities, but New Orleans Alumnae send their best wishes to all for the new-
with conditions similar all over the country as to health rules on college year.
account of the terrible epidemic of influenza now prevailing, we
suppose all the chapters over the United States have of necessity had MAGDA CHALARON,
a cessation of activities.
Secretary of Pi Alumna.
The Minneapolis Alumnae have met every month this past summer
NEW ORLEANS ALUMNiE for the usual good visit. Sometimes the active chapter members who
were in the city met with us. Somehow times like these through
"New Newcomb" is a reality at last, and in consequence we are which we are living make us enjoy just being together more than ever
all busily engaged in the somewhat disconcerting occupation of adjust- before. Some plans for this year had to be laid aside until after war,
ing our perspectives. And there are many such to adjust. A new especially those for the new chapter-house. We are sure it will be a
aspect has come over our Alma Mater. We are quite military these better, happier house when it is built, however.
days. I say this advisedly. Adjoined to Tulane University as we
now are, our campus is of course open to her student-soldiers. I n The things we are doing in Avar work are what the rest of you are
addition to this, the uniforms on the campus of the Emergency Motor doing in Red Cross, War Relief, and overseas service. Besides
Corps and of the Motor Mechanics Corps—justify my saying that our national war work we have been interested in subscribing and collect-
aspect is quite military. ing funds for our own state's tornado and forest fire sufferers.
We are proud of our brothers in uniform, we are proud of our None of our own girls have been seriously i l l with the influenza
girls who are helping in all kinds of war work, and just now we are and pneumonia. We hope that wherever there are Alpha O's that
particularly proud of our nine alumnae who are awaiting orders to they, and those dear to them may escape this dreadful epidemic.
sail for France as the Newcomb College Relief Unit, the first southern
unit to be organized, and the fourth, in the United States. You will Mary Chase is presiding over the chapter-house this year, and of
all share my pride when I tell you that, of the nine who are going, course it's a charming place to visit. We older members find that
three are Alpha O's: Anna Many, May Norman, and Edith Dupre. we manage to get over there on all sorts of excuses, not that we really
Still another Alpha O, Willie White, is an alternate. need any, but we love to gather around the chapter-house table and
hearth again. The spirit of comradeship is always there i f we want
Well, "that's that"! Now to come to fraternity matters which, of to find it.
course, you are anxious to hear about. Naturally there have been
changes here too. There is at present no room in the college build- Alpha Phi, you are good to spare Mary Danielson and Helen Rose
ings for fraternity rooms such as have always existed at Newcomb. to us. Last year it was Azalea who made us glad and now come these
Besides, the Board of Administrators has decreed that there shall be two ambitious medics to flaunt ponderous medical volumes before our
no fraternity rooms on the campus. For a while, it seemed as though startled academic eyes—will you send more Alpha Phis to Minnesota
fraternity life at Newcomb was doomed, especially as we had always next year? We'll welcome them right royally!
understood that the President of Newcomb College was opposed to
fraternities off the campus. But at a recent Panhellenic meeting here, We miss many faces, but we know they are serving as efficiently
all such objections were withdrawn, so that, temporarily at least, wherever they are as they did here. Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Pulling
fraternities are assured. I n consequence Alpha O's are engaged in the we hope are happy in their beloved East. Leta, our own dear girl,
pleasant pursuit of room-hunting. Here's hoping that our search is off in California and we do wish she would write to us. Have any
will be speedily and successfully terminated. I t is a distressing and of you western sisters found her? She is in Los Angeles, but we
hopeless feeling not to have a "pied a terre." But evervthing will haven't her present address.
May the months to come find you all content and happy.
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BANGOR ALUMNA Paige is now Mrs. Ehrhardt of Lewiston, Idaho, but we still hope
to have her with us once in awhile.
Bangor Alumna1 Chapter regrets that i n this, her first letter for
the year 1918-19, she is unable to give an interesting or detailed We hope to have more to tell you about our meetings next time.
account of her work for the coming year. Due to the epidemic of With good wishes to all the chapters,
Spanish influenza, which has been so serious in all New England, all
gatherings for a time are forbidden in Bangor. Thus, the chapter CAROLINE PAIGE,
has already missed the regular September meeting. As it is now
October 19th and no good news has been issued a second meeting For the Chapter.
must of necessity of omitted. Interest is not lacking, however. The
Executive Committee has considered many plans for work; the Pro- PUGET SOUND ALUMNAE
gram Committee has arranged for the meetings; new members have
been urged to join us; all is in readiness. A complete chapter roll With the time of the individual members so much occupied with
cannot, as yet, be given. Gladys Reed and Pauline Haskell from work and war duties to somewhat interfere with chapter obligations,
last year's active graduates and Marguerite Beach, who is to be in the Puget Sound Alumna; have started the new year with a get-
Bangor this winter, have been added to our number. To have June together luncheon at the Bon Marche tearoom in September. The
Kelley, who has seemed the leader of Bangor Alumnae Chapter, find same officers who officiated last year were reelected at the formal
her place to do her "bit" away from Bangor and us seems a hardship meeting in the spring and Cornelia Jenner, president, and Beryl Dill,
indeed. We must work even harder than ever, we feel, that she secretary-treasurer, are again heading the chapter activities.
may not find a lack of energy and enthusiasm when some vacation
gives her opportunity to visit us. To those fortunate enough to have Alumna* who are coming back to revisit the campus this year are
been around Bangor during the summer, our lack of meetings will not finding the University of Washington a veritable armed camp. The
seem so marked. They can remember the holiday at Phillips Lake university has the distinction together with Yale of being the only
enjoyed by both active and alumna? girls. institution in the United States having the Army, Navy, and Marine
Corps represented in the S. A. T . C. organized by the university
The chapter hopes to do much when she is finally started and sends authorities. Washington also has the largest naval unit of any
wishes of best success for the year to a l l ! college in the country, being assigned 700 men for this section. This
is in addition to the large training camp which has been located on
Loyally, the lower part of the campus for over a year. The two naval di-
visions on the grounds make the university almost a naval institution.
C. IMOGEN WORMWOOD, President.
Each division of the training corps wears the uniform of the Army,
PORTLAND ALUMNA Navy, or Marines as the case may be. and according to age and classi-
fication, all are subject to call into the service as they are needed.
Our first regular meeting has been indefinitely postponed because
of the closing of Portland to prevent an epidemic of the Spanish in- The S. A. T. C. takes the place of the R. 0 . T . C. formerly estab-
fluenza, which has delayed our plans for the winter's work. lished on the campus. The men are uniformed and equipped by
the government and barracks life is in vogue. Only military subjects
At present, we are helping make plans for the War Community and those relating to the military life will be offered to the men,
Service League in which all fraternity women are asked to assist. while the women pursue the usual academic work.
This means that Alpha O will have an active part in the entertain-
ments for the soldiers and sailors at least one night every month with When college opened on October 1st, the men registering were
several holiday entertainments. inducted into the branch of the service which they preferred and have
already settled down to drill and study. The influenza epidemic
Junior Red Cross duties occupy the time of those of us who are closed the university grounds for awhile and held up some of the
teachers while the others are busy with their families and the regular plans, but work is now well under way again. Graduates of ac-
Red Cross. Margery Miller is busy working in the shipyards in credited high schools who can pass the physical examinations of their
Vancouver so we see very little of her these days. Alice Collier has a respective units are admitted to the training corps. Naval men of
leave of absence this year and is assisting in Y. W. C. A. fields. Susie the corps who are not called into the service will have cruises later,
while others may receive the summons into active duty at any time
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needed. The naval students are enrolled as apprentice seamen and will place anything extensive. Alice Hayes Graf's husband is at
receive the pay and other prerequisites of such rating. Mussel Shoals. Blossom Swift Edmund's husband is at Camp Taylor
in the artillery. Alice Calhoun Cox's husband is in County Demon-
The naval course is the most pretentious of the three offered, since strating work. Emma Albers Hunt's husband volunteered and is a
it has been planned for f u l l four years, giving the successful graduate captain of Engineers in command at Fort Douglass, Utah. Margaret
the degree of B.S. in naval science and an appointment as an officer Conover is in government work at Cold Spring Harbor. Aubrey
in the Naval Reserve. The course is patterned after that of Annapo- Faulkner is in Government work in New York City. Louise Wiley
lis, which is one of the most thorough and detailed technical schools is principal of the high school at Tazewell, and about ten more
in the country. Seven naval reserve officers under Rear Admiral Knoxville girls are teaching here and elsewhere. We are very proud
Chauncey Thomas are instructors in the course. Admiral Thomas is of a new daughter. Blossom Edmunds announces her arrival in
one of the most brilliant naval officers in the country and has a long September. " B " Armstrong Wade announces the arrival of a son in
record of service which makes him a most suitable director of the October.
Best luck and best wishes to the whole fraternity.
The university dormitories are being used for the men entirely this
year and the fraternity system is practically suspended. Several LUCRETIA JORDON B l C K L E Y .
fraternity houses have been turned over to the women for dormitories
and even with this assistance, the girls have found it difficult to find LYNCHBURG ALUMN2E
In spite of the usual summer exodus from town to various places,
For the duration of the war all academic instruction for men is the Lynchburg Alumnse have been able to report a good average
suspended making the university one of the greatest military training attendance at each monthly meeting. After a lovely afternoon with
colleges in the country. Frances and Virginia Allen in May, the chapter met with Virginia
Shorter in June. Not yet can we understand why this was not an
Ruth Lusby, '18, is dietitian at the Swedish Hospital, Seattle. announcement party; for, only a few days later, we heard of
Anita Pettibone, '14, is occupying an interesting and enjoyable post Virginia's engagement and approaching marriage, which took place
in the educational department of the Bon Marche, Seattle's largest on August 3rd to Dr. Henry R. Blackwell head of the English
department store. Literature department at Randolph-Macon. They have an attractive
Mrs. Waldo P. Druley, Alpha, is with her husband, Commander W. apartment for the winter near the college.
P. Druley, U . S. N . at the embassy in Japan.
Miss Ethel Kraus, '15, has taken a teaching position in Japan for In June Ella Butler surprised us all by a sudden and hasty de-
the coming two years. parture from our midst as Mrs. Price. Dr. Price is a prominent
Carrie Bechen, '14, is teaching at the Everett High School. physician of Wichita. Kansas. However, we still have a grudge
Beryl Dill is holding down a triple job, as editor of The Naval against him for taking Ella so far from us. Ever since her initiation
Monthly, associate editor of the Bremerton Neivs, and naval reporter into Kappa, she has been a most loyal Alpha O and her interest and
for the Seattle P. I. enthusiasm have meant much to the fraternity.
"The Twins." Eloise and Eloine Fleming, '18, are teaching at Susie Mann Zannancy is leaving Virginia, too, for Little Rock
Anacordes, Washington, occupying adjacent rooms. where her husband will engage in law practice with her uncle, Mr.
Richard Mann. A most precocius youth of five months is Malcolm,
KNOXVILLE ALUMNA Jr.; and in a surprisingly short time we fully expect to hear of a
junior partner in the law firm.
There is very little news of the chapter to retail in this letter. The
war and war work have depleted our ranks alarmingly. There are Clara Cleland, who has been chapter mother, president, counsel-
only seven left in town and some of those may go any time. We lor—all of these things—is leaving temporarily for Penniman, Vir-
have had no meeting this fall. Just as we were ready to come to- ginia, where a new Du Pont plant is being put into operation. Her
gether, the influenza epidemic started, and half of us were afraid of husbands holds an important government position there. The com-
the other half. Consequently our plans are indefinite. Though all forting thought about Clara is that she really is coming back to us in
of us are overworked now and with so few it seems unlikelv that we a few months.
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But while some are "seeking pastures new," we are fortunate in ALUMNAE NOTES
having Clara Smith back with us after a year's absence spent in
Covington. She is now teaching in the Lynchburg schools. PI
Elizabeth Webber Payne and Gordon, Sr. and Jr., are spending Anna Many, May Norman, and Edith Dupre will sail shortly for
several weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Webber of Texarkana. France with the Newcomb College Relief Unit. Willie White is an
Virginia Allen holds the chair of mathematics at the Lynchburg
High School and is establishing quite a reputation as a teacher. The alumiue are happy to announce the marriage of Solidelle Ren-
Frances Allen is still doing the million and one things that someone shaw to Louis Fortier, who returned from France after having seen
must do, never refusing a request that is brought to her. six months' active service. We feel doubly proud of his having
recently been promoted to the rank of Major as he is also the brother
Annie Kate Gilbert spent two days with us on her way to a of Lillian Fortier.
Y. W. C. A. conference in New York. Fanny Butterfield stopped
over on her way to Covington where she is teaching this winter. We are happy also to be able to announce the marriage of Betsey
Augusta Stacey also passed through on her way from New York Dupre to Lieutenant Albert Pooey.
where she spent the summer at Columbia. We are mighty proud
of all these alumna?. Mildred Renshaw is teaching French at Texas A. & M .
Gladys Renshaw is instructor in French at the University of
The alumna?, met with Kappa at her first regular meeting for the Oklahoma.
year and were much impressed with the personnel of the chapter. Dagmar Renshaw Le Breton is now teaching English in one of
The four pledges are splendid types of girls and we feel that the our large high schools.
chapter is going to make this a record year in every way. Virginia Withers is again with us at Newcomb as instructor in
Quite interesting details might be told of the various war activities Teddy Sumner has departed from our midst and is now teaching
in which the girls are engaged—as a whole in supporting the French in New York.
Qiphan and individually in other branches. Briefly though it may Mary Summer is a teaching fellow in psychology at Newcomb.
be said that each one is doing her bit to bring about the end for which Rietta Garland is doing war work in one of the largest chemical
we are all striving and let us hope that when the next letter goes factories in the United States.
to To DRAGMA the peace which is the dream of hearts the world over Mary Ray wood is doing work in biology for the government.
may be more of a reality because of our redoubled efforts. Our Lake Charles Alumna?, Sara Bres, Clara Hall and company are
back at their posts of duty.
Fraternally yours, Innes Morris Ellis is now teaching at her home in Rayville, while
her husband is away at a training camp.
N A N ATKINSON CRADDOCK, President. The alumna? regret deeply the death of Captain Pendleton Morris,
Innes's father, who was a true friend of every Alpha O.
Rose Von Schmidt Bell (Mrs. George L.) is living at Washington,
D. C , where Mr. Bell was called to do Americanization work for the
Gladys Courtian Britton (Mrs. John A., Jr.) left on July 31st
for Manila. Mr. Britton is sent by John Rothschild & Co., and they
will visit Japan and other Oriental countries during the year they
will be gone.
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Olive Cutter is painting mural backgrounds at the San Francisco MARRIAGES
Academy of Sciences.
Evelyn Morrill was married at San Diego, August 24th, to Gilbert
Margaret Stone Eddy (Mrs. A. J.) is among the brave ones who Warde Woodland.
wait patiently for letters from France. Her husband, Captain Eddy,
has been studying at a heavy artillery school in France and she is Mae I . Knight was married in June to Robert Siddell, North-
expecting to hear soon to what unit he has been attached. western University, a member of Beta Theta Pi. They are developing
a ranch at Lakeport, California.
Vira Georgeson is in Berkeley.
Emma Black Kew (Mrs. Wm.) is in San Francisco with her I N THE SERVICE
parents. Mr. Kew is in the field doing work for the U. S. Geological
Survey. Daisy Mansfield Shaw (Mrs. Norman)—brother, Chester, A. E. F.,
Rose Gardner Marx (Mrs. Ralph) proudly announces that her France.
husband is on his way to France to serve as physical director for the
Y. M . C. A. BIRTHS
Evelyn Bancroft Moore (Mrs. Justin H . ) spent the summer with
her parents in Oakland while her husband was training at Plattsburg. Leona Mudgett Crawford (Mrs. David) has a daughter, Agnes
She left for New York September 19th. Joan, born May 28th at Honolulu.
Alice Freuler Norris (Mrs. Homer A.) visited her parents in
Berkeley a few weeks this summer. During the time she was with Helen Bancroft Gooe (Mrs. Leon M.) has a daughter, Evelyn
them, her little son celebrated his first birthday. Elizabeth, born June 17th.
Helen Slaughter is the general secretary for the Y. W. C. A. at
Tucson, Arizona. Wynne Meredith Harlowe (Mrs. George) has a daughter, Betty
Isabelle Henderson Stewart (Mrs. Benj. F., Jr.) is in Oakland Wynne, born September 23rd.
as this is written. Her husband has been recommended as First
Lieutenant in the Engineering Corps, and expects soon to be sent Charlotte Cowie Manzer (Mrs. Tilden T.) has a son, Tilden Thor-
east to train. wold, bom April 9th.
Edna Taber is teaching at Miss Head's School for girls in Berkeley. Elaine Standish Massie (Mrs. Andrew M . ) has a daughter, Eleanor
Juanita Judy Vitousek (Mrs. Roy A.) was awarded second prize Gordon, born July 23rd at Shanghai.
at an art exhibition in Honolulu for her oil landscapes. She was also
given entire charge of the decoration of one of the booths for which Mildred Hunter Stahl (Mrs. Leslie W.) has a daughter, Virginia
she painted separate panels. Ellen, born April 30th.
Lucille Kistler Wagy (Mrs. Earl W.) is living in Berkeley now. Jennett Miller Swam (Mrs. Burton) has a son. Burton, Jr., born
She has three wonderful children, two little girls and a cunning son. in July. Lieutenant Swartz is now in France.
Dorothy Weeks is training at the government school for nurses at RHO
Camp Kearney, California.
Grace Weeks and Grace Morin are drawing ship-building instruc-
tions for the Navy Department at the Mare Island ship-yard. Rho Chapter announces the marriage of Irene Marie Henderson,
Grad., to Dr. Amos Foster Moore of Dixon, Illinois, on July 9th
Helen Weeks, Jeanette Green, Lillian Rice, Margaret Hurley, and at Ottawa, Kansas. Dr. Moore is a major in the Medical Reserve.
Savory Ford attended the summer session in Berkelev this year.
I N THE SERVICE
Betty Hiestand, '12—brother, Edgar Willard Hiestand, at Wash-
Ruth Carson has announced her engagement to Peter Yuill. They ington, D. C . with committee for Education and Special Training,
expect to be married at the end of the year. which directs the work of the S. A. T. C. He is assistant business
manager with the rank of major.
Marie Vick Swanson—husband in Washington as an aide to the
Alice Weyse to Antonio Pementeo, July 4th, 1918.
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BIRTHS HONOR ROLL
To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Orme (Minna Vrang) a fine ten pound Margaret Wood—brothers, Sergt. Norman Wood, France; Arthur
baby boy, Charles, Jr., September 15th, 1918. Wood, Aviation service, San Antonio, Texas; Perry Wood, in Tank
Service, North Carolina.
Virginia Moore has returned from Indianapolis and is engaged in
Y. W. C. A. work in LOB Angeles. GENERAL
Lueile Curtis now has a school in Los Angeles. The first thing of interest to tell is about the marriage of Lucinda
Mildred Cowdry Mosher has just returned from Honolulu and is Smith, N K, '17, to Mr. J. B. Hubbell of the English Department of
living temporarily in Palo Alto. our Southern Methodist University. He is now at the Training
Muriel Turner McKinney is teaching in San Diego this year and Camp for officers at Camp Zachary Taylor in Kentucky. Since Mr.
is living with Hazel Hartwell there. Hubbell has been away Lucinda has been teaching. Lucinda has a
Beatrice Freuler Cykler (Mrs. Emil) spent the summer with her brother in France with the A. E. F.
parents in Berkeley and returned to Honolulu on October 1st.
Erma Baker Patton, N K, ex-'19, is at home in Spur, Texas, while
TAU her husband is in the Officers' Training Camp in San Antonio, Texas.
And Louise Zeek is with her father while Mr. Zeek is away. He has
GENERAL been in San Antonio but is soon to be transferred to the Training
Camp at Zachary Taylor. Margaret Bentley, N K, ex-'18, has a
Mary Lou Watson has come back home to be one of us again. brother at the same camp. She also has two cousins in the army.
Vivian Watson Harkness is at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, with her hus- One of them is in France.
band who is in service.
Edith Mitchell Toland expects to be in California for the winter. Nelle Graham, N K, ex-'18, is in Dallas this winter to take a
Randall has been at the front for two months. business course. Etta Louis Pendleton, N K, '18, is private secretary
Marguerite Gillette is a business woman of this city at the present. to her father.
Ann Yates who is in government service came to the city for a too
brief visit recently. The recent marriage of Carrie Crane, K, '17, to First Lieut. Ray-
Florence Brande is in Chicago in newspaper work. mond Warren Kearney of the American Air Service was a surprise to
Ruth Buckley has gone to Washington in government service. most of us. Lieutenant Kearney is from California. He is an
I ' l l promise news of "Trudie" Falkcnhagen who is in France for R. M . A. and has several other initials in front of that. He is
the next number of our magazine. stationed at Love Field near Dallas.
Margaret Wood who is teaching in the high school at Red Wing,
Minnesota, has three brothers in sendee. Mary Emily Barton, N K, ex-'20, lost her father in the early
summer, and Courtenay Chatham Mohrhardt's, K, '18, husband died
MARRIAGES in October of heart trouble after an illness of several months.
Ruth Paine was married in August at her home in San Diego, Cali- Alpha O is represented at the Texas State University this year by
fornia, to Guy Thompson. four of N u Kappa's girls—Ray Burgess, '20, Lora Thacker, '20,
Francis Cummins, '20, and Genevive Groce, '19.
Our "Dot" McCarthy was married on October 5th to Joseph Mur-
phy and will be at home in this city for a while. Mary Emily Barton has three brothers in the service, all of them
Elsa Feldhammer Johnson is a bride of last June. Her husband, officers and one in France.
George Johnson, is a first lieutenant in the medical service. Carrie Crane Kearney's brother Martin has just returned from
Bertha Marie Brechet and Junior Hayden of Glencoe were married France to become bayonet instructor at San Antonio. His wife is
this summer. Mr. Hayden is in France. Anna Delle Hicks Crane of Kappa Chapter, '17. Carrie has two
other brothers in the army, one brother is still in France and another
Muriel Fairbanks was recently married to Mr. Thomas Edward at Camp Travis.
Stuart of the Minneapolis Tribune.
Two of our girls are doing war work with the Y. W. C. A. Annie
Kate Gilbert, K, '16, who is the student secretary for the South-
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western Field is at present the State Executive of the Student Division EXCHANGE DEPARTMENT
for the United War Campaign. The War Council is fortunate to have
Margaret Vaughan, K, '17, as the Assistant Recreational Secretary. Exchanges thus far this fall have been few. We acknowledge,
however, The Eleusis of Chi Omega, The Garnet and White of Alpha
Several of the Dallas girls belong to the War Camp Community Chi Rho, The Caduceus of Kappa Sigma, Alpha Xi Delta, and The
Service and Margaret Bentley is one of the assistants of the chairman Phi Gamma Quarterly.
of the Hospitality Committee. She is also an instructor in Red
Cross work. The following articles are taken from The Eleusis:
May I say that our Dallas girls will be glad to hear from any Alpha A MESSAGE TO COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATES
O brothers or husbands or relatives who might be stationed at Camp
Dick or Love Field or any of the Ft. Worth Fields. There is need, in the midst of the great conflict into which our country has
entered, for the patriotism that expresses itself in action in relation to immediate
NU OMICRON requirements. There is need, also, of the patriotism that prepares for action
when the war is over. Upon the mature people of the present rest primarily
GENERAL the responsibilities for the efficient expression of the first kind of patriotism.
Upon the younger people, and particularly upon those who are having the
We beg indulgence from our sisters everywhere for we are very opportunity to train themselves as workers of ability, rests primarily the second
new at the alumna? business. We feel that we're still just college kind of patriotism.
girls and our chief thought just at present is the one that is absorbing
all of you who are at school—freshmen. We're wishing every Alpha It is to a group of these younger people that this message is addressed, and
O luck, because being out of college gives us broader vision and we're the keynote of this message is that college women should fit themselves com-
not thinking of chapters, but of the fraternity as a whole. pletely for the new slatus that will undoubtedly be woman's at the close of the
war. It will be a new status developed out of recognition of women's ability.
However, it is our business to inform you all what we particular There will be generous assent, instead of doubt and grudging approval, to
Nu Omicron alumnae are doing. women in lines of work that require clear and correct intellectual functioning
and that offer the larger opportunities. The young women of the present will
Katrina Overall is working for Uncle Sam at the powder plant mar or hold and strengthen this new recognition, in proportion as they have
in Nashville. She's a sure enough soldier in the Ordnance depart- rightly trained their talents.
ment of the United States army.
There will be new social and economic problems for us at the close of the war.
Mary John Overall is not in Vanderbilt, but is still at Nashville to Perhaps grave problems. Spiritual qualities will factor in the intellectual ability
give the chapter her moral support. necessary to deal with them. Now women, through years of discipline have
acquired some spiritual qualities that are needed in right social and economic
Ellenna Webb also has a government position with the food adjustments. Hut to make those qualities function in society, women must
administration. learn how to make them function. They will function only as women them-
selves achieve. And before one can develop the capacity to achieve there must
Mary D. Houston is the only school marm in the chapter. She's be a preceding season of preparation, of study, of thought, and of experience.
trying to do her patriotic duty to her country's children in the high
school at Columbia, Tennessee. Therefore, may the younger women use their opportunities to perfect them-
selves according to their abilities for the needs of the country when theirs will
We're very proud of our two brides, though we did hate to lose lone be the tasks of carrying forward government by the people. And we will never
Blair and Mary Harrell from Vanderbilt. be a superior people until one-half of the people, the women, measure up to
the requirements of superior ability—and superior ability is born of mind and
lone Blair to Lurton Goodpasture, April 29th, 1918, at Nashville. Editor's Note: The above article was written by Mary C. Love Collins for
Mary Harrell to Lieut. Walter Rogers, U . S. A. at the home of the The A If ha Phi Quarterly.
bride in Nashville, July 6th, 1918.
MORALS AND COLLEGE L I F E
The longer one looks on at, or takes thoughtful part in college affairs, the
more convinced does one become that they are only chaff unless at the heart of
each and all there are sound moral principles.
Assuredly there cannot be two sets of principles, one for life in college and
one for life outside; whether we are within or without, we are part of a life
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the sum total of the value of which must rise or fall as we live up to or come BALFOUR
short of the best things of which we are capable. BLUE BOOK
Unless each year finds us stronger morally, we may have mastered much of 1919
literature, more of art, and the whole field of science, but we have not gTown
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ignorant. A striking example of this one-sided development is to be found in L. G. Balfour Co.
German "Kultur" of which we hear so much and so often ; here is a people
capable of the finest accomplishments known to the world of science, yet low ATTLEBORO, MASS.
enough in the moral scale to toss aside as a "scrap of paper" its pledged word
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prisoners of war; to cut off the hands of little children and to violate defenseless
girls and women. Surely a warning lies that way and from it the thinking
mind must turn with horror. These are extreme examples, we think, of morals
gone wrong and we are very sure we are not in danger in such ways; perhaps
we are not, but we need to be sure we are making a definite advance in the
opposite direction, to be sure that we have turned our backs on untruth of even
the so-called milder type, which keeps us silent when we ought to speak, perhaps;
on dishonesty which would make it seem worth while to take what belonged to
another, either of a material or of any other sort, such as the unfair use of a
fellow student's notebook or the taking of an idea from a neighbor's examination
paper; on cruelty of that refined type, something found among girls, which
causes them to turn sharply and definitely away from the shy, retiring, and
unpopular student to one from whom there is expected more material gain.
These are days of rapidly and definitely increasing responsibility for every-
one and such will be the case for years to come. The choicest of our men have
been or will be taken away from the usual places which knew them in days of
peace; those less fit must take their places as best they can. T o women the
country may look for strength that shall be equal to some of the tasks thus
left unfinished, but, without question, to its women it must look for a moral
strength that shall be so powerful, so all pervading that it can instill a spirit
to carry forward the work of the world.
From college women, and justly so, will be expected the greatest power both
mentally and morally; they will not fail to meet the expectation mentally, they
must not fail to meet it morally.
To each college girl then belongs the duty and the privilege to so live in the
seemingly small and insignificant every-day affairs that she shall not be found
wanting in the great testing days that assuredly lie not far ahead.
Head of Home Economics Department,
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
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