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To Dragma DIRECTORY OF OFFICERS
Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity FOUNDERS
CHAPTER ROLL OF ALPHA OMICRON PI Jessie Wallace Hughan, Alpha '98, 61 Quincy St., Brooklyn, N . Y .
Helen St. Claire Mullan (Mrs. George V . ) , Alpha '90, 118 W . 183rd St., New
I ' i — H . Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, New Orleans, L a . York.
Nu—New York University, New York City.
Omicron—University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn. Stella Stern Perry (Mrs. George H . ) , Alpha '98, Hotel Maryland, San
Kappa—Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Va.
Zeta—University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb. Francisco, Cal.
Sigma—University of California, Berkeley, Cal. Elizabeth Heywood Wyman, Alpha '98, 456 Broad Street, Bloomfield, N . J .
Theta—De Peuw University, Greencastle, Ind.
Beta—Brown University—Inactive. OFFICERS
Delta—Jackson College, Tufts College, Mass.
Gamma—University of Maine, Orono, Me. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Epsilon—Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y .
Rho—Northwestern University, Evanston, 111. Grand President, Isabelle Henderson Stewart (Mrs. B. F . , J r . ) , 2655 Wake-
Lambda—Leland Stanford University, Palo Alto, Cal.
Iota—University of Illinois, Champaign, III. field Ave. E . , Oakland, Cal.
Tau—University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
Chi—Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y . Grand Secretary and Registrar, Helen N . Henry, 430 W. 119th St., New York
Upsilon—University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
Nu Kappa—Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Tex. City.
Beta Phi—University of Indiana, Bloomington, Ind.
Eta—University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. Grand Treasurer, Lillian MacQuillin McCausland (Mrs. Norman), 517 Angell
Alpha Phi—Montana State College, Bozeman, Mont.
Nu Omicron—Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. St., Providence, R. I . St.,
Psi—University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
Phi—University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan. OTHER OFFICERS
Omega—Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
New York Alumna.—New York City. Grand Vice-president, Daisy Gaus, 497 Halsey St., Brooklyn, N. Y .
San Francisco Alumnae—San Francisco, Cal. Grand Historian, Stella Stern Perry (Mrs. George H . ) , 1127 Orange
Providence Alumna;—Providence, R. I .
Boston Alumnae—Boston, Mass. Los Angeles, Cal.
Los Angeles Alumnae—Los Angeles, Cal. Auditor, Helen Dickinson Lange (Mrs. W. R . ) , Fallbrook, Cal.
Lincoln Alumna:—Lincoln, Neb. Examining Officer, Lucy R . Somerville, 509 Central Ave., Greenville, M i l l .
Chicago Alumnae—Chicago, 111. Chairman Committee on New Chapters, Viola Clark Gray, 1527 S. 23rd St.,
Indianapolis Alumnae—Indianapolis, Ind.
New Orleans Alumnae—New Orleans, L a . Lincoln, Neb.
Minneapolis Alumnae—Minneapolis, Minn.
Bangor Alumna;—Bangor, Me. Editor-in-chief of To D R A G M A , Mary Ellen Chase, 315 n t h Ave. S. E . , Minne-
Portland Alumna:—Portland, Ore.
Puget Sound Alumnae—Seattle, Wash. apolis, Minn. (Mrs. Arthur),
Knoxville Alumnae—Knoxville, Tenn. Business Manager of To DRAGMA, Carolyn Fraser Pulling
Lynchburg Alumnae—Lynchburg, Va.
Washington Alumnae—Washington, D. C. 1314 Park Road N.W., Washington, D. C.
Philadelphia Alumnae—Philadelphia, Pa. PANHELLENIC CONGRESS
Dallas Alumnae—Dallas, Tex.
Acting Delegate, Mrs. B. F . Stewart, J r . , 2655 Wakefield Ave. E . , Oakland, Cal.
EDITORIAL BOARD OF TO DRAGMA
Editor-in-chief, Mary Ellen Chase, 315 n t h Ave. S. E . , Minneapolis, Minn.
Business Manager, Carolyn Fraser Pulling (Mrs. Arthur), 1314 Park Road
N. W., Washington, D. C.
Chapter Letters, Margaret June Kelley, 134 Cottage St., Norwood, M a n .
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 ( M r s . W. E . ) , 1516 Laurel Ave., Knoxville, Tenn.
N. E . Central District (©, 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 . ) , 244 Alvarado R d . . Berkeley. Cal.
ALUMN/E ASSISTANT EDITORS
Pi—Theodora Sumner, 1020 Audubon St., New Orleans, L a .
Nu—Cecile Iselin, 780 Madison Ave., New York City.
Omicron—Roberta Williams Divine (Mrs. John), Faust St., Chattanooga, Tenn.
Kappa—Gara Murray G e l and (Mrs. J a s . ) , 1 Arlington P L , Lynchburg, V a .
Zeta—Jane Piper, 1731 D St., Lincoln. Neb.
Sigma—Pearl Pierce Bailey (Mrs. Oscar), 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 Forrest (Mrs. C . C ) , R. F . D. 28, Elwood, Ind.
Delta—Margaret Durkee, 38 Professors' Row, Tufts College, Mass. Chi—Ina Miller, A 0 I I House, Syracuse, N. Y . [
Gamma—Rachel Winship Hall (Mrs. P. M . ) , 1211 S. 54th St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Epsilon—Clara Graeffe, 255 McDonough St., Brooklyn, N . Y . Upsilon—Hazel Britton, 4732 21st Ave. N . E . , Seattle, Wash.
Rho—Doris Wheeler, 639 Forest Ave., Evanston, 111.
Nu Kappa—Jewell Hammons, S. M. U., Dallas, Tex.
Lambda—Constance Chandler, Los Felix and Hillhurst Sts., Hollywood, Cal.
Iota—'Mabel Wallace, 7000 P-ggleston Ave., Chicago, 111. Beta Phi—Mildred Begeman, A 0 I I House, Bloomington, Ind.
T a u — E l s a Steinmetz, 1917 Emerson Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minn.
Chi—Frances Carter, 116 Wall St., Utica, N . Y . Eta—Irene Folckemer, 626 N . Henry St., Madison, Wis.
Upsilon—Ruth Fosdick Davis (Mrs. A. B . ) , Goldendale, Wash.
N u Kappa—Margaret Bentley (Mrs. W. P . ) , 4607 Gaston Ave., Dallas, Tenn. Alpha Phi—Minnie Ellen Marquis, 700 W. Alderson St., Bozeman, Mont.
Beta Phi—Lura Halleck Thomas (Mrs. H . G . ) , Renssalar, Ind.
Nu Omicron—Sara Coston, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
Psi—Margaret Robinson, 5020 Greene St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Phi—Carroll McDowell, A 0 I I House, 1016 Ohio St., Lawrence, K a n .
Eta—Elizabeth Pruett, Stoughton, Wis. Omega—Mildred Rothhaar, Bishop Hall, Oxford, Ohio.
Alpha Phi—Ruth Noble Dawson (Mrs. E . E . ) , 315 n t h St., Great
Fallf, CHAPTER SECRETARIES
Nu Omicron—Mary D. Houston, 2807 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, Tenn.
Pi—Caroline Slack, Newcomb College, New Orleans, L a .
Psi—Anna W. Hanna, 2324 Sepviva St., Philadelphia, Pa. Nu—Angeline Bennett, 150 Primrose Ave., Mt. Vernon, New York.
Phi—Helen Gallagher, 1139 Tennessee St., Lawrence, K a n . Omicron—Sadie Ramsey, U . of T . , Knoxville, Tenn.
Omega—Mary E . Nash, Batavia, Ohio. Kappa—Annie Moore, R . - M . W. C , Lynchburg, V a .
ALUMNA ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGERS Zeta—Florence Griswold, 1325 R St., Lincoln, Neb.
Sigma—Marian Black, 2721 Haste St., Berkeley, Cal.
Alpha—Julia Bolger, 1891 Madison Ave., New York City. Theta—June Morris, A 0 I I House, Greencastle, Ind.
Delta—Martha Walker, Tufts College, Mass.
Pi—Mary T . Whittington (Mrs. G. P.), Alexandria, La. Gamma—Eveline Snow, Balentine Hall, Orono, Me.
Epsilon—Dorothy Hieber, 308 Waite Ave., Ithaca, N . Y .
Nu—Daisy Gaus, 497 Halsey St., Brooklyn, N . Y . Rho—Margaret Arries, 5028 N . Clark St., Chicago, 111.
Lambda—Loraine West, Stanford University, Cal.
Omicron—Roberta Williams Divine (Mrs. John), Faust St., Chattanooga, Tenn. Iota—Leila Sheppard, 712 W . Oregon St., Urbana, 111.
Kappa—Susia Mann (Mrs. Malcolm), 104 Federal St., Lynchburg, Va. Tau—Margaret Boothroyd, 315 n t h Ave. S. E . , Minneapolis, Minn.
Zeta—Jane Piper, 1731 D St., Lincoln, Neb. Chi—Mildred Wright, A O I I House, Syracuse, N. Y .
Upsilon—Maria Marchildon, 4732 21st Ave. N . E . , Seattle, Wash.
Sigma—Margaret H . Dudley (Mrs. C. D . ) , 2655 Wakefield Ave., Oakland,
Cal. Nu Kappa—Lura Temple, S. M. U., Dallas, Tex.
Beta Phi—Ethel Bender, A 0 I I House, Bloomington, Ind.
Theta—Clara Dilts, Winamac, Ind. Eta—Gladys Beveridge, 626 N . Henry St., Madison, Wis.
Delta—Helen Rowe, 20 Vine St., Winchester, Mass. Alpha Phi—Mary Augell, A 0 I I House, Bozeman, Mont.
Gamma—Muriel Colbath Wyman (Mrs. P . ) , 1739 Broad St., Providence, R. I. Nu Omicron—Natalie Overall, West End Ave., Nashville, Tenn.
Epsilon—Edith Cornell, 6740 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn, N . Y . Psi—Sylvia Sutcliffe, 32 W . Johnson St., Germantown, P a .
Rho—Frances McNair, 512 Lee St., Evanston, III.
Lambda—Irene Cuneo, 134 E l m St., San Mateo, Cal. Phi—Carroll McDowell, A 0 I I House, 1016 Ohio St., Lawrence, K a n .
Iota—Nina Grotevant, Lake Charles, L a .
Omega—Mary Boynton, Hepburn Hall, Oxford, Ohio.
T a u — E d i t h Goldsworthy, 103 W. 52nd St., Minneapolis, Minn.
Chi—Lillian Battenfeld, Amsterdam, N. Y . ALUMNA CHAPTERS
Upsilon—Carrie Bechen, McMinnville, Ore.
N u Kappa—Louise W. Zeek (Mrs. C . F . ) , Abbott Ave., Dallas, Tex.
Beta Phi—Juva Covalt, Greentown, Ind. New York Alumnae—Eva Marty, 601 W. 127th St., New York City.
Eta—Helene Bowersox, Bryan, Ohio. San Francisco Alumnae—Rose Gardner Marx (Mrs. R . S . ) , 1130 Shattuck Ave.,
Alpha Phi—Grace Mclver, 115 n t h St., Great Falls, Mont. Berkeley, Cal.
N u Omicron—Katrina Overall, 1904 Acklen Ave., Nashville, Tenn.
Psi—Evelyn H . Jefferies (Mrs. Lester), Narberth, Pa. Boston Alumnae—Lennie Copeland, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.
Phi—Edith A. Phenicie, Tonganoxie, Kan. Providence Alumnae—Jennie Perry Prescott (Mrs. Harold S . ) , 12 Kossuh St.,
Omega—Mary P. Heck, N. Second St., Hamilton, Ohio. Pawtucket, R. I .
CHAPTER EDITORS .. Los Angeles Alumnae—Florence Alvarez, 2180 W. 25th St., Los Angeles, Cal.
Pi—Anna McClellan, 2108 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, L a . Lincoln Alumnae—Verna Keane, Havelock, Neb.
Nu—Angeline Bennett, 150 Primrose Ave., Mt. Vernon, N . Y . Chicago Alumnce—Vera Riebel, 6552 Yale Ave., Chicago, 111.
Omicron—Melba Braly, U . of T . , Knoxville, Tenn. Indianapolis Alumnse—Gertrude Jayne, 1318 S. Belmont Ave., Indianapolii,
Kappa—Eleanor Manning, R.-M. W. C , Lynchburg, Va.
Zeta—Mary Waters, 1325 R St., Lincoln, Neb. Ind.
Sigma—Esther Cardwell, 2721 Haste St., Berkeley, Cal.
Theta—Mary Thompson, A O IT House, Greencastle, Ind. New Orleans Alumnae—Rietta Garland, 1639 Anabelle St., New Orleans, L a .
Delta—Mary Grant, Tufts College, Mass. Minneapolis Alumnae—Dorothy McCarthy, 3839 Pleasant Ave. S., Minneapolis,
Gamma—Lula Hersey, Mt. Vernon House, O'ono, Maine.
Epsilon—Mary Donlon, 308 Waite Ave., Ithaca, N . Y . Minn.
Rho—Velma Stone, 630 University P L , Evanston, 111. Bangor Alumnae—Imogene Wormwood, 202 Norfolk St., Bangor, Me.
Lambda—Vera Thomas, Stanford University, Cal. Portland Alumnae—Caroline T . Paige, 772 Talbot Rd., Portland, Ore.
Iota—Helen Brauns, 712 W. Oregon St., Lrbana, 111. Puget Sound Alumnae—Cornelia Jenner, East Seattle, Wash.
Knoxville Alumnae—Lucretia Jordan Bickley (Mrs. W. E . ) , 1516 Laurel A v e ,
Lynchburg Alumna;—Anna Atkinson Craddock (Mrs. G . G . ) , 300 Norfolk Ave.,
Washingion Alumnae—Rochelle Gachet, Govt. Hotels, Bldgs. P-2, The Plaza,
Washington, D. C.
To D R A G M A
VOL. X I V M A Y , 1919 No. 3
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Press Clippings of Prominent A 0 IPs Mary Ellen Chase, Editor-in-chief. Carolyn Fraser Pulling, Business
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The Business Manager's Report
Missing Addresses 184 I t was a disappointment—one that we a l l remember and o f t e n
Installation of Dallas Alumna; Chapter 190 think of—that the meeting down in Virginia did not materialize.
Editorials 192 Now a l l those regrets are becoming hopes and anticipations f o r the
Active Chapter Letters 193 June Convention with Theta Chapter at Greencastle. Greencastle is
Alumna; Chapter Letters 194 a quiet little college town. I have often wondered why it was called
Alumnse Notes 196 "Greencastle"; but there is a reason f o r all good things, and I for
197 one am very glad that we are to hold Convention i n a castle. We
204 are p l a n n i n g f o r the largest gathering we have ever held, as the
205 greater part of our membership is i n the Middle Western District,
207 which is accessible to the South and the East, while the people of the
208 West are adventurous and enjoy long journeys. I am sure that
210 every Alpha Omicron Pi is going with a song i n her heart, and not
211 because we are planning f o r a new songbook! T h i n k of the plans
212 we have had, and i f they d i d not materialize, how much better they
214 are to be a f t e r the long w a i t ! W e are proud of what each individual
244 member has done, what the chapters and the national organization
253 have accomplished. Come with an understanding that you are going
to support the interests of the fraternity. Exert all your efforts i n
scholarship, college activities, and service, and b r i n g to us at
Convention your and your chapter's greatest endeavors.
ISABELLE HENDERSON STEWART.
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184 TO DRAG MA OF ALPHA OMJCRON PI morning dressed i n their quaint black smocks. T h e "Reunie," or
the one department store, d i d a thriving business now that i t had the
AN AMERICAN WOMAN AT T H E FRONT patronage of our "First Army." The town-crier still announced in
this walled mediaeval city the happenings of the day, and, all the
F r o m the N e w Y o r k Times of M a r c h 2, 1919 time, between us and the spiked helmeted thousands there was
nothing but a few miles of i n f a n t r y and artillery. " I n fact," so the
IMPRESSIONS OF A R E D CROSS W O R K E R W H O F O U N D W A R V E R Y American colonel confided to me, "some days there was just artillery,
DIFFERENT FROM W H A T SHE H A D IMAGINED but the bodies didn't suspect i t . "
The author of this article was one of the first American women W i t h the night came absolute blackness and under its spell a terror
who ivent with the vanguards of the victorious Allies into German of the unknown crept over me. Not a light on the street or on an
territory after the armistice was signed. automobile! Not a ray from a window! Nothing but the dimmed
lanterns o f the M . P.'s as they "passed" me through the gates o f the
B Y M A R I O N B. C O T H R E N , N U , '09 city. Only long-nosed guns rambling steadily past my door hour
after hour, their outlines barely discernible. I felt I could better meet
Suppose you lived at F i f t h Avenue and Eighth Street and the what the night might bring forth i f only the world wasn't shrouded
greatest war i n the history of the world was being fought i n Van in inkiness. Yet starry, moonlight nights and lighted towns meant
Cortlandt Park! How would you feel? What would you think? air raids with that deafening barrage. A t a l l events, there was
something reassuring to hear through the walls of my room—Mme.
Just those twelve miles—two hundred and forty city blocks—back Bertram, my landlady, monotonously reading to her husband
f r o m the German lines in the T o u l sector, I lived and worked f o r President Wilson's last speech i n L'Est Republican. There was a
the Red Cross during a l l those weeks o f the smashing American certain calmness gained f r o m looking out of my window at the deep
offensive. Day a f t e r day I made the rounds of the seven American blue sky above. I t at least had not changed.
hospitals scattered over five miles of French r o l l i n g country.
Occasionally, instead of visiting the sick, I went with newspapers N e x t morning i t a l l seemed so foolish. There down the Route
and cigarettes "up the line" to the boys who were holding and Justice came the old bare-headed lattiere driving her ancient horse
pushing back the enemy army. and p e d d l i n g m i l k just as she had done each m o r n i n g f o r a score
Late each night I plodded through the sticky mud back to my army
billet i n the V i l l a Paulette outside of T o u l . I t was a very luxurious Three million Americans i n France! I t meant line after line with
b i l l e t assigned to me by the Colonel himself when I arrived, the first flags flying, music playing, swinging along the white French roads
woman worker in his hospitals. M y two rooms were really quite toward Germany. T h e y might be more grimy perhaps and more
famous—one f o r its high lace canopied bed and the other f o r its green heavily laden than when I saw them manoeuvring at Camp M i l l s .
porcelain stove, a j o y to look upon but a distinct disappointment as But that was the impression I had carried overseas w i t h me.
a giver of heat.
I know now that movements o f troops must be concealed and that
A l l this time there was the rumble of artillery i n the distance, large bodies of marching men bring information to the enemy. Yet
fighting in the air above me, khaki-clad troops everywhere around i t was hard to blot out my original picture, even though day after
me, the suffering of dying men before my eyes. I t was war. I had day the swinging lines dwindled into groups of a few hundred steel
seen war in the movies. I had read numberless books on war. Yet helmeted men, t r u d g i n g along two by two. T h e y carried huge fifty-
when I was i n the presence of war i t seemed to affect the lives o f pound packs on their backs—that is, the doughboys did. A n d , worn
those around me so l i t t l e . I t was so much more a series o f small, out by long marches, some would f a l l out of line and stretch them-
almost unrelated happenings than the immense mass movement I selves on the grass much more like tired schoolboys than fierce
had pictured. soldiers.
T o u l went about its workaday tasks just as i f the American A r m y O f course there was no music. They didn't even keep step by
were not making history in its suburbs. T o be sure the church bells singing "Over T h e r e " ; the only songs that I heard were the songs
never rang to t e l l the German airmen " N o w you are flying over of our negro troops as they tore d o w n the ruins o f F l i r y and built
T o u l ! " I t was also true that M i l e . Marguerite always dropped the
dish she was passing when the "alerte" sounded the air r a i d warning.
But after all the little French boys and girls went to school each
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new roads behind the retreating army. But they always coughed— W o u l d he hit or would he miss the bullseye next time? A n ammuni-
this American army of ours. I have lain i n bed and heard not a tion dump burst into flames. H e was getting nearer. A pair of
sound, not even the tramp of feet, yet knew they were passing by horses attached to a truck went down. Then I saw a negro soldier
their continuous coughing. f a l l . A piece of the shell had pierced his heart and he lay i n a
pool of blood.
Ever since I was a small child the sight o f marching men and
women has made me feel absurdly t e a r f u l . I d i d n ' t lose that feeling A l l at once, there swept over me the overwhelming fear that I
when I donned my Red Cross uniform, but i t was submerged in the might be the next v i c t i m . T h r o u g h my mind passed the thought
desire to say something f r i e n d l y to each man as he passed. Perhaps that a f t e r a l l I was of some value back home; that i t was a foolish way
that big fellow or that round-faced youngster lived near me at home. to die. Should I make a deliberate attempt to run f r o m danger or
Perhaps I knew his sister or his mother. What I actually did was should I take the chance of staying? I lacked the nerve to r u n , so
just to sing out occasionally "Going to the f r o n t ? " or "Going to I took the chance of staying, and made some poor j o k e to the
rest?" always c a r e f u l to guess r i g h t so that the answer m i g h t come doughboy standing near me. B u t as soon as possible I ordered
back "You bet!" my chauffeur to push on! The air raids had fascinated me. Shell
fire at the f r o n t had cowed me.
I often wondered how I myself would feel when actually under
fire. But, again, when that time came i t was not the f e e l i n g I had I f the trappings of war were a revelation, so were the men who
imagined. made the war machine a living thing. O n the stage, war is action.
T h e heroes are always busily going over the top. I n reality war is
I n the Paris air raids, Alice in Wonderland lived again for me waiting—waiting i n the trenches, waiting on duty i n out-of-the-way
and I shall always rejoice that during the last raid I happened to be places; waiting i n replacement camps; waiting in hospitals.
in Paris. I shall always rejoice, too, that I leaned out of my hotel
window instead of descending to the "cave." I shall never forget I t was f r o m the 35,000 men who waited to die or to get well in
the hushed crowds stealing underground; the deathlike stillness, save my hospitals that I learned of the stuff of which heroes are made.
f o r the t i n k l i n g o f the bells around the l i t t l e dogs' necks, as they, Before I sailed for France I had read a book which found nothing
too, trotted down with their masters. Then came the deafening but ugliness and gore in the soldiers' hospitals. I accepted that book
continued barrage right over my head. Finally the lovely, welcome and undertook my hospital work with many misgivings.
notes of the " a l l clear" bugle. Paris rose again from the dead.
Laughing, chattering crowds poured out into the streets and back I found it was true that war was not a crucible i n which the
into their homes. Surely this was not w a r ! I had been to one of souls of men were purified. Near the hospital a negro was hung by
Barrie's plays. the military authorities f o r assaulting a seventy-year-old French
woman. The chap in W a r d A had stolen all the money from under
Very differently d i d I feel under shell fire at the f r o n t . T h e r e his d y i n g comrade's p i l l o w . T h e first-class private i n the guardhouse
was nothing fantastic there. I t was real and ugly. had drunk too much and killed the M . P. on duty at the crossroads.
Here was the ugliness I had looked f o r !
I had motored up in a truck toward Thiraucourt to bring down to
the lx>ys i n one o f the hospitals a piano l e f t behind i n a dugout But that is not the whole picture of those thousands of men.
by the fleeing Germans. Great shell holes, each like the foundation I n the fore-ground radiated their devotion to one another, their
dug f o r a house, tore up the roads. Bouillionville, Essay, Euvesin, homesickness, their sense of humor saving many a hopeless situation.
once little French farming villages, were now but fast disappearing
heaps of stone, useful only f o r road making. I n every niche and "Buddy" they always called one another. Your "guy" was your
corner of the woods and towns, American troops were quartered.
Suddenly the great German guns began booming, getting the range very best pal.
with the help of their planes. Over the hills came the big shells
tearing, whistling, screeching. I felt thrilled without experiencing " H e y there, Sister," w o u l d be shouted at me as I went through the
an iota of fear. They fell at regular intervals a few hundred yards ward, "don't forget to give my guy in the corner some cigarettes, too."
f r o m me, burying themselves in the earth but doing no damage. It
was interesting. I t was like watching a man shooting at a target. A hundred times a day I was struck by their thoughtfulness and
gentleness toward one another. Perhaps i t was a reaction f r o m the
job of being cruel.
"The war can't end too soon f o r me!" was an oft-repeated phrase.
T h e most popular question seemed to be "when are we going home?"
" B u t you've only been over a few weeks," I would argue.
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" O h , well, that's long enough f o r me," w o u l d be the prompt reply. W h a n I fa* * France I T^SSSH
On a bitterly cold, wet day, late in October, I made my rounds
among a thousand sick and wounded men lying in tumbledown theoretical hatred of war, but a adds imensity and
stables, w i t h only d i r t and cobblestones f o r floors. O n long lines sympathy f o r those who warred. I t > tree ,ove
of cots lay this overflow f r o m the crowded hospitals clad i n helmets v U t y to Me. » £ » » f o ^ us tasks.
and overcoats. N o t a complaint met my ears as 1 entered, only a W e miss that emotional urge as we b
chorus of "Say, Red Cross Lady, i f we stay here many days longer Yes! W e must find a substitute f o r war. our everyday
we'll think we're in our dugouts and begin to dig i n ! " Only the
American A r m y could have laughed i n those stables! few**"* ^"mb*rauil % t o
I had expected to find "making the world safe for democracy" a
religion. I found that the religion of war expressed by the ordinary
soldier consisted i n k i l l i n g the other fellow before he k i l l e d you. I
had expected to find hatred for the Huns rampant. I n its place I
f o u n d just the desire to finish a j o b well and get home.
A l l my preconceived ideas of war had been turned topsyturvy.
I had gone overseas as a pacifist, who, nevertheless, faced this war
as a fact. W i t h me went a l l my cut-and-dried pacifist theories,
including a certain indifference—even antagonism—toward the men in
uniform. T o me they typified the organized game of destruction.
But I also took an intense longing to do something f o r suffering
France, that country of my ancestors, that mother of democracy.
Once there, the needs of those thousands of American boys loomed
before my eyes. T h e y were alone i n a strange country which spoke
a strange language; they were often preyed upon by greed and vice.
So, flinging to the winds my purpose to work only f o r refugees and
my conscientious objections to military relief, I plunged into work for
Day after day my sympathies went out to the soldiers who endured
all things. Side by side with this emotion went rage—rage at that
military machine which added to the sufferings caused by the enemy.
Those I had expected. I know not whether that machine was in
Washington or Chaumont. I only know I watched them die with a
longing on their lips to hear f r o m home. N o letters f o r five, six,
seven months! A t last they came i n bundles, but too late. I only
know I heard men shamefacedly plead like beggars for a few francs.
N o pay had come to them f o r half a year. I only know that men
came to me f r o m the f r o n t w i t h no socks. Yet the penetrating cold
of Northern France was almost unendurable. I only know I watched
hundreds of Americans f r o m German prison camps quartered for
days in barbed wire stockades clad only i n their underclothes,
blankets thrown over their shoulders. Yet somewhere in France were
plenty of uniforms.
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In fHrmortam Read All About
H E L E N GREVEMBERG
D i e d January 17th, 1919
/ know not what the future hath
Of marvel or surprise; Death
I only know that Life or
His mercy underlies.
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A WELCOME FROM OUR THETA HOSTESSES
Dear Sisters in A O I I : MINISTRATION BUILDING. DE
Theta Chapter extends the heartiest invitation to you to meet at A I)
De Pauw University in the National Convention this June. We shall 1
be so glad to have a chance to meet and know you a l l and to come
into closer contact with our national officers. \
D e Pauw University is a comparatively o l d institution, founded I
in 1837. The great trees, old ivies, and several old buildings add
a charm to the campus, which nevertheless has some very modern *
and beautiful buildings. Among these is Rector H a l l , which is to
be your home while you are w i t h us. I t is one of the finest women's THETA HOSTESSES
dormitories in the country.
Greencastle is a typical little college town, quiet, old and very
much like a storybook place. Its only business enterprises of any
importance are the stone quarries and a zinc m i l l , the largest i n the
world. We are sure you w i l l enjoy the soothing, interesting
atmosphere of the town, with its rambling walks, lovers' lanes, and
" O l d Stone W a l l . "
We are anxious to have you love our college and our little town,
but most of a l l we are anxious to meet and love you and make you,
i n turn, care f o r us. We shall be sorry that any one of you must
stay away, but shall look forward to meeting those who can come.
H E L E N KERSEY, f o r Theta Chapter.
All vimbB itzb itt (favmuaBth.
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TENTATIVE CONVENTION PROGRAM
MONDAY, J U N E 23rd
Arrive for dinner
Evening, Theta at Home
TUESDAY, J U N E 24th
9—12, 2—5:30, Business Sessions
Evening, Song Contest and Stunts
WEDNESDAY, J U N E 25th
9—12, 2—4, Business Sessions
Evening, Model Ritual and Memorial Service
THURSDAY, J U N E 26th
9—12, 2—4, Business Sessions
4:30—6, Open Meeting, Speaker
FRIDAY, J U N E 27th
9—12, 2—5:30, Business Sessions, Election and Installation
SATURDAY, J U N E 28th
Leave after Breakfast
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anuttia, it mwt bt "anme pfar?/'
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TRAIN CONNECTIONS AND BAGGAGE
A l l baggage should be checked directly to A O I I Convention,
Rector H a l l , Greencastle, Indiana.
Greencastle is about an hour's ride f r o m Indianapolis and is reached
by the following railroads: Monon R. R. between Chicago and
Louisville; Pennsylvania R. R. between Indianapolis and St. Louis;
Big Four R. R. between Indianapolis and St. Louis; Traction line
between Indianapolis and Terre Haute. There are several trains a
day on each of these roads.
Please notify R u t h Little, A O I I House, Greencastle, Indiana,
by June 1 5 or before of the time and road by which you will arrive
Expenses w i l l be $ 3 a day f o r room and board (this is met f o r
regular delegates) and $ 2 for the banquet. Baggage transfer w i l l
probably be $ . 5 0 .
From East T . H . L & E., INTERURBAN T R A I N S Singing Convention!
A. M. 1 2 : 3 5 — 5 : 1 5 — 6 : 4 0 — 7 : 5 2 — 8 : 3 8 i
9 : 5 2 — 1 0 : 3 8 — 1 1 :52
P. M . 1 2 : 3 8 — 1 : 5 2 — 2 : 3 8 — 3 : 5 2 — 4 : 3 8
5 :52— 6:38— 7:52—9:40
A. M. 1 2 : 2 6 — 6 : 0 0 — 7 : 2 5 — 8 : 1 5 — 8 : 5 9
1 0 : 1 5 — 1 1 :32
P. M . 1 2 : 1 5 — 1 -.20— 2 ; 1 5 — 3 : 2 0 — 4 :24
5:32— 6:24— 7:20—7:45
From North A. M . MONON
From South P. M . 2:34— 8:25
A. M . 2:33— 5:21
P. I I , 1 :54—10:00
From East A. M . PENNSYLVANIA
P. M . 12 :46—8:30—2 :55—11:33
A. M. 2:07—6:25—9:19
1 :58—2 :48—6 :09— 9 : 1 0
P. M .
From East A. M. BIG FOUR
P. M . 1:44—8 :46
A. M. 3:50—9:19
P. M .
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196 TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI SONGS
A SINGING CONVENTION T h e songs which f o l l o w are a supplement to the November Song
Number. A Chapter Ballad has been changed to meet new condi-
Bv M A E K N I G H T SIDDELL, tions and circumstances. Suppose we change the version of i t
published i n November, and then sing i t ! M r s . Siddell has rear-
Chairman A O I I Song Committee ranged the music of two of the older and best loved songs. F i n a l l y
Our slogan has changed lately f r o m a "Singing Fraternity" to a here is the new Whistle Song. Let's learn i t , and sing, sing, s i n g !
"Singing Convention." A "Singing Convention"—doesn't that
sound inspiring, and call up visions of rollicking banquets, of soul- A CHAPTER BALLAD
stirring calls to service? Every effort is being made to make this T U N E : Wait for the Wagon
Convention memorable, and especially we want i t remembered as a
great Feast o f Song. We are specializing on a few songs. Some Words by V I R G I N I A W I T H E R S , n, ' 0 9
w i l l be f o u n d i n this issue of T o D R A G M A , others w i l l be f o u n d i n
our Song Number of November, 1 9 1 8 . Bring your copies along I.
or better yet memorize the songs now. Ask the chapter musician
nearest you f o r further details, and "tune up your throats." A t Newcomb is a chapter, they call that chapter P i ,
There w i l l be songs f o r each chapter, songs about the great
gathering o f the clans, songs about the goat, songs for everyone A n d every girl's a cross between bookworm and butterfly.
to sing. I f you have a song to submit, even though it's late, get
a group o f delegates to sing it and it may yet make history. T a l k N u Chapter is at New York U . of which we stand i n awe;
Songbook, dream Songbook, sing Songbook and it may be our
dreams o f a really representative new songbook may come true. For there the maidens are inclined to subjects like the law.
Ceattf tt?e babt?0 far a mttk, an& trxm Chorus
Close bound i n Alpha,
Far and near i n Alpha,
North or South or East or West,
It's * M X ! I!.
Sigma out i n Berkeley and Gamma down in Maine
Face the oceans set apart by peak and r o l l i n g plain.
N u Kappa down i n Texas, Epsilon at Cornell
Hold out a hand of fellowship and know the grip right well.
Lambda lives at Stanford, at Syracuse is Chi,
A lively lot so rumor says; t h e y ' l l gladly tell you why.
Iota at the U . of L , O loyal Illinois!
W i t h Rho at great Northwestern can share her Alpha joy.
Montana State holds Alpha Phi and Psi's a Quaker band,
But where their Quaker primness went 'tis hard to understand.
Omicron of Tennessee, Indiana's Beta Phi
W i l l slip a l i t t l e nonsense i n , on that you may rely.
198 TO PRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI Vive L ' A O PI (Pi)
V. Helen K. Hoy (Nu) College Sons.
I f anybody tries to down our Upsilon at Seattle Unison. Three-Part.
Or plucky Minnesota T a u , he'll simply lose the battle; jjj* 11S1 ^ gn | j III
W h i l e grave o l d Jackson D e l t a says that E t a is so young
She'll have to make herself a name before i t can be sung. 1. Now come, all ye sis - ters, and tone np your throats,
Chorus 2 . A - way with the tons of the dust - y old tomes, Vi - ve la
VI. 3. Now joy to each oth-er let's sing one and all,
N u Omicron at Vanderbilt aloft i n Tennessee P ^3
Is a highly thought of chapter by plain products like me. t=t=f
She looks down, but so k i n d l y , on Kansas U . where P h i
H a s just begun a record w e ' l l be proud of by and by.
Zeta of Nebraska has led us f a r along Unison. f
And largely 'tis to her we owe that we can sing this song. s I / / I g ;•
Come Lambda, then, come Kappa, Omega come with Rho,
Our cheer shall r i n g so f a r and wide ' t w i l l shame the radio!
VIII. And Inst - i - ly sing to the
And let us stop dig - ging like
Omega at M i a m i sends K a p p a cordial w o r d A 0 PI (Pi) In Al - pha to - geth - er, what-
She hopes that Randolph-Macon meet has only been d e f e r r e d ; m
But now we've planned another, the best you ever saw, mf
A rousing good convention with Theta at De Pauw.
fc)F—J—•—^P— 1 hj •S
<5alk dmnraatu* to tip b?ai> of tb. jol - ly old notes, Vi - ve la A 0 P I (Pi)
famthj. %i might tn bt tttterratrd. so man - y gnomes,
ev - er may fall,
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HP f ^ J ; J -
ffcp t M ? t *i • 4"*—4 1 h Si I
w£— P J1 •— 4 — «3 si
•1 ~ i '—*
i I I% m The Rose of Red.
Vi - ve la, Vi - ve la, Vi - ?e la Phi, V i - ve la, Ediih A. Dietz, A. Old English Air.
Let oth-ere praise the lil - y fair, Or pur - pie vi - 0 - let;
Fed. *Ped. #Ped.
3I I 3=f 1 u**&
Vi - ve la, V i - ve la Chi; V i - ve la Psi Let oth-ere boast of oth-er flow're Whose charms they'll ne'er for-get;
1* * :gr 3 = ^ % I t -V
EN—»—i& 1 , » » J 1 M 1 But first and fore-most in our hearts For ev - er-more shall be. =3=
A—T — S» 5*—i\—*r
Vi - ve la X i , V i - ve la A 0 PI (Pi)
m 1 1 m i TO Ritard. e dim.
jj - l " I The fra-grant rose of deep - est red Of our fra - ter - ni - ty
Whistle Song. T O DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI 203
Words and Muaic by Pauline Pearson Hoffman, P. CREDO
Briskly. From a Chinese Song of about 2 0 0 B. C.
" I believe in the deep blue sky and the smiling water
in I can see through the clouds of the sky,
A n d I am not a f r a i d of the waves of the sea.
Oh, I am an A 0 P I , It's the song that we love the best; Oh, I believe i n the l i v i n g f r i e n d s h i p given by the flowers—the trees;
—I—l»- Outwardly they die,
But i n the heart they live forever.
1—'— Little paths through green woods I love,
A n d the sounds o f leaves on the ground,
Or of a nut falling,
O r even of a broken twig.
I believe that the days to come already feel the wonder
O f the days that have passed,
7 Come give it with a vim and zest. A n d w i l l permit that wonder to endure and increase.
I am an A 0 P I , I believe in and love my belief in and my love f o r
A l l of these things, and most of a l l
I believe in and love the Source
Of my belief and my love."
Sent to the Editor by
DORA THAYER MINER, A, '09.
(Whistle. .) When its notes come ring-ing high,
—1—C ( ^r ~ ?i —J f1t
- H— £ _ «v— 1
r I ir intt't let the chapter Delegate gn tn
(greenraatle alone. $tiie her a bong-
A thrill goes thro' the heart of ev - 'ry A 0 PI. guarb.
i s m ' T r f , m3
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TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI P R E S S C L I P P I N G S O F P R O M I N E N T A O n*s
3n Entitttg Ufomnrg A STORY OF CHINA
M A B E L DEFOREST STARKWEATHER The Wanderer On a Thousand Hills. By E D I T H W H E R R Y , 2 '07. John Lane
Company. $1.40 net.
1912 In this delightful story, as in her former book, The Red Lantern, Mrs.
Wherry has demonstrated that there is one place short of "God's judgment eeot"
Died January 3rd, 1919 where East and West may meet, namely, in a mind of wide horizons, of broad
God calls our loved ones, but we lose not wholly human sympathies; one endowed above all with the rare gift of insight. " I
am going to put myself into Mrs. Beanly's skin, and to think with Mrs.
What He hath given; Beanly's mind," says one of Wilkie Collins's characters. Mrs. Wherry has a
They live on earth, in thought and deed, as truly like ability. She puts herself into the skin of the Chinaman, and thinks with
the Oriental mind. Her novel has many facets, and each is luminous. I t
As in Heaven. shows, as did Kim, that a story, void of the master passion, may yet command
a breathless interest; as a picture of Chinese customs it is at once informing
WHITTIER. and full of life and color; it enlightens the reader in regard to the ideals of
Chinese scholarship, and the unwearied toil and patience of those who essay
to win its laurels; without giving an opinion of the results of missionary work
in the East, there is, at least, a hint of the way in which the Christian converts
graft the religion of Jesus upon the religion of Buddha; it disabuses us of our
arrogant, perhaps subconscious, opinion that physically and mentally all Chinese
are run into the same mold, for it presents characters among them as diverse
as are to be found in any novel of western lands. Above all, it is of profound
interest as a study of psychology. Which is the stronger, the call of the blood
or the chain of circumstance—heredity or environment—that is the question?
The problem has fascinated not a few writers. George Eliot, in Silas Mamer,
gives one answer; in The Spanish Gypsy its opposite. In the soul of Mrs.
Wherry's hero, the two conflicting influences struggle, like the waters of the
Arve and the Rhone. To learn which dominates, and with what effect upon a
hyper-sensitive nature, and a mind exhausted by the severe discipline of Chinese
education, the reader is referred to Mrs. Wherry's clear conception and masterly
setting forth of the probabilities in the case. Her account of the boy's early
tendencies and of the character of his supposed mother makes her conclusion as
logical as it is full of pathos. H i s quest among the temples of the Asiatic hills
for St. Paul's lost epistle, which should bring into harmony the religions of the
East and the West, may be taken, not alone as the culmination of this beautiful
story, but as a parable—a lesson to those Christian teachers who would fain win
the East to Christianity, but whose vision is often unequal to their zeal.
However that may be, the literary distinction of Mrs. Wherry's books, their
fidelity, their comprehending sympathy, admit of no dispute. As we read, we
are conscious of more than intellectual enjoyment; we are tarrying a while at
the Interpreter's House.
JESSIE ASHLEY DEAD
SOCIALIST, SUFFRAGIST, AND LAWYER A VICTIM OF PNEUMONIA
Miss Jessie Ashley, lawyer, writer, speaker, Socialist, and woman suffrage
worker, died Monday, January 19, at her home, 102 East Fifty-second Street,
Miss Ashley was born in New York City, a daughter of the late Ossian and
Harriet Nash Ashley, and after attending school in New York and in Berlin,
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she studied law at the New York University Law School, where in 1902 she GRAND SECRETARY'S REPORT
received the degree of L L . B . , and a year later the L L . M . degree. Miss Ashley
had filled the position of private quizzer for men and women for the New York The promptness with which most of the chapter reports are coming
Bar Association and for the University Law School examinations. She was also in has been most gratifying, making the delinquent ones stand out
lecturer in the woman's law class of the New York University. more conspicuously. The following have been delinquent:
Miss Ashley was for two years president of the Collegiate Equal Suffrage Pecember January February
League and one time treasurer of the National Woman's Suffrage League.
She was a member of the New York County Lawyers' Association, the Secretary's Report N
Women Lawyers' Club, and the Woman's Municipal League. She ran for
associate judge of the Court of Appeals on the Socialist ticket in 1912. Registrar's Report T, N ©
Marion B. Cothren, Nu '09, who wrote The A B C of Voting is a mem- Treasurer's Report # I . N, B * , H , N O N , B * , H, N O H, N O, A *
ber of the New York bar. Her handbook, like Mrs. Brown's is addressed
especially to the women of New York State. The little manual is brief, # I I . B 4>, E, H E, B <t>, H E, H , A *
succinct, and interesting. I n addition to the regular matter of the book
there are valuable appendices—maps of New York State showing the W i l l all chapters please put enough postage on their reports!
Congressional, Senatorial, and Assembly districts, sample enrollment blanks, Every month there is postage due to pay on several reports.
and primary and election ballots, the naturalization law, the New York
political calendar for 1918, and a brief bibliography. Hljg mait until tntiiaummer for tiara-
ium? ®ak* it Mm 23-2B at (Kmnraatk
Mme. Nazimova's next three pictures will b© The Red Lantern, The Brat,
and The Heart of a Child, released by Metro in the order named. The first
is a photo dramatization of Edith Wherry's, 2 '07, novel dealing with Chinese
life in China and California, the second is based on the play of the same
name produced by Oliver Morosco at the Fulton Theater, and the third is the
screen version of Frank Danby's story of an English girl who rose from
the London slums to fame on the stage.
Sring wttiuaiaam, inspiration, anil aa-
juration tn (Brmtrastl? witlj gnu.
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THE BUSINESS MANAGER'S REPORT Life
Again it is my pleasure to make a report for To DRAGMA. We Chapter Alumna; Subscribers Per Cent
have had a very successful year, having received 231 more subscrip- 58 5
tions than the previous year. I want to thank you all for your Sigma 154 20 38 2
cooperation. Especial thanks is due Betty Hiestand, Grace Mclver, 23 36 5
Margaret Dudley, and Muriel VVyman, the alumna assistant business Tau 55 26 34 0
managers from Rho, Alpha Phi, Sigma, and the Providence Alumna? 45 34
Chapters, respectively. They have had T o DRAGMA'S interest at Omicron 67 5 32 2
heart and have worked unceasingly to get a high percentage of sub- 24
scribers for their chapters. Pi 77 31 1
5 30 2
Delta 142 24 28 0
Nu Kappa 16 6 0
26 17 1
Lambda 80 16 2
11 16 1
Eta 18 3
1 13 1
I am glad to report one hundred per cent subscription from the Kappa 107 24 11 2
following alumna? chapters: Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco,
Puget Sound, Bangor, Washington. The Philadelphia Alumna? Beta Phi 35 6 7
Chapter will send in one hundred per cent subscription in the f a l l . 18 26
Do not the other alumna? chapters wish to fall in line? This is an Zeta 161
excellent way of showing your loyalty to your fraternity.
Nu Omicron 8
To date we have sixty-seven life subscribers. Can we not make it Alpha 86
one hundred by July 1st? The price will undoubtedly be increased
at Convention. Take advantage of the opportunity and send in ten Epsilon 69
dollars for a life subscription now! Rho is to be congratulated on
its eleven life subscribers. Let every chapter be as loyal! The
following were added to the list of life subscribers since the February
Rosina Silberhorn, Nu Viola Gray, Zeta
Alice Spear, Delta Elizabeth Williams, Kappa »
Marjorie Sayre, Lambda Helen Eddy Rose, Beta i
Katherine March Thomas, Kappa Sumnr Ijaa it tljat \\\tx$& mi plarr
March 10, 1919. CAROLYN FRASER PULLING,
Chapter Alumna; Subscribers Per Cent Life
16 16 100 Subscribers
Alpha Phi 24 24 100
Omega 87 58 70 4
Rho 12 67 0
Beta 9 8 67 11
Psi 9 6 44 4
Phi 72 4 42 0
Iota 55 30 42 0
Chi 70 23 38 4
Upsilon 27 38 6
Gamma 130 V> 4
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MISSING ADDRESSES INSTALLATION OF DALLAS ALUMN-ffi CHAPTER
W i l l anyone who can supply any of these, please send them to On February 1st Jewell Hammons, president of N u Kappa
Helen N . Henry, 430 West 119th Street, New York City? Chapter, installed the following associate members of Alpha Omicron
Pi as the Dallas Alumna? Chapter:
Olga Sheppard Thomas (Mrs. C. F . ) , K '09
ex-'05 Elizabeth Lyon Cox (Mrs. Wm. E.) Margaret Bonner Bentley (Mrs. W. P.), N K Sp.
ex-'06 Mary Marguerite Norman Annie Lauve Dexter (Mrs. Chas.), K ex-'10
ex-'08 Lucia D. Frierson Maude Margaret Rasbury, N K Sp.
ex-'11 Marion Boland Martha Smith, N K ex-'19
Etta Louise Pendleton, N K '18
Nu Helen Van Tych Arthur Louise Wadsworth Zeek (Mrs. C. F., J r . ) , N K '17
'01 Edith Prescott Ives (Mrs. F. A.)
'05 Helen Josephine McKeen
ex-'09 Harriet Wilson
'10 Bernice Margaret Rawls
Sp. Madge Alderson West (Mrs. Rhea M.)
ex-'lO Lucretia Loring Adomeit (Mrs. Erich)
ex-'12 Inez Gardner Scully (Mrs. Richard)
'17 Alison MacLachlan Murphy (Mrs. Morris)
'16 Evelyn Winship Harmon (Mrs. T. E.)
'08 Viola Hodge Steele (Mrs. Fred)
Grad. Roberta Van Horn Pritchard (Mrs. F. J.)
'13 Ruth Paine Thompson (Mrs. Guy)
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EDITORIALS A t this Convention we must make plans for better cooperation and
possible coordination. Are there offices which can be united? Are
TT H E OUTGOING GRAND PRESIDENT we longer to expect already busy women to work merely "for the
H E R E are those of us who sincerely feel that the Constitution love of the working"? What can we learn from the financial
should be amended as to the provision which allows no systems of other fraternities? Have you, convention delegates,
immediate reelection of the Grand President. Especially do we thought of these questions? I f not, why not begin?
deplore such provision after the administration of so able an officer
as Isabelle Henderson Stewart. I t is admitted by all familiar with T H E SEPTEMBER NUMBER
Alpha Omicron Pi history that never has the fraternity made such
splendid progress as during the last four years. Mrs. Stewart, so S T R A N G E , indeed, it is after four years of prognosticatings and
ably assisted by Miss Henry and Mrs. MacCausland, has done a prophesyings, to be unable to predict the September Number of
noteworthy piece of work. Let us all unite i n hearty appreciation To DRAGMA. But since a new and unknown Editor is to issue the
of it. number the present one can say nothing concerning it. Suffice it to
wish her well—joy, it must be frankly stated, does not accompany
TA RETROSPECT the gathering and putting together of T o DRAGMA material. May
HIS is the last issue of To DRAGMA which the present Editor the gods send a cool July, unusually prompt assistants, and a
w i l l edit. The pressure of work, which includes teaching punctual printer. "O Caesar, we who are about to die, salute you!"
rhetoric to college freshmen, writing occasional short stories, and
struggling with a P h . D . thesis, makes resignation an absolute JESSIE ASHLEY
necessity, and, more or less reluctantly the Editor is resigning.
During her four years of office she has honestly tried to make T? L S E W H E R E in this issue will be found a press notice of Jessie
To DRAGMA a credit and an honor to Alpha Omicron Pi. I f she l-s Ashley's death. I t is only just to say here that, differ as we
has in any way achieved her aim, it has not been alone; and thanks may concerning many of the opinions and policies of Miss Ashley,
are here tendered to the many who have helped officially and no member of Alpha Omicron Pi has ever been more faithful to
unofficially in the work of the magazine. Its life would have been convictions, more willing to sacrifice, more eager to serve.
impossible without them.
JL I F E SUBSCRIPTIONS
The four years of service have been marked by the satisfaction UST a word of warning to those procrastinators who have
which comes from hard work and by many pleasant relationships with contemplated Life Subscriptions at ten dollars and have not
fraternity members throughout the country. The Editor gives a taken them. You have four weeks before Convention when subscrip-
guarantee of good value to her successor, and an assurance that it tions are most likely to soar. Why not invest now? Think it over!
has all been "worth while."
T H E CONVENTION
T T is hardly necessary to speak editorially of the coming Conven-
A tion. Enthusiasm, so prevalent in every chapter, is far more
efficacious and far reaching than editorial comments. Still the fact
that the coming Convention is to be the first held in four years makes
the gathering rather more significant than would be otherwise the
case. A t least in a purely business sense this is true. Since the last
Convention, that in California in 1915, the fraternity has established
nine active chapters and as many alumnae. With added growth
come added responsibilities on the shoulders of quite unsalaried
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ACTIVE CHAPTER LETTERS Meenie's account makes us envious, for we should like to know them
(The one careless chapter editor for this number is
Jewel Hammons of Nu Kappa Chapter, who has failed Speaking of knowing people brings us round to Convention. I
to send her letter.—THE EDITOR.) wonder i f all chapters are as excited over the prospect of Convention
as Pi is? We're all talking, talking, planning, planning, and four
PI—H. SOPHIE NEWCOMB MEMORIAL COLLEGE or five of us are hoping to go. That is quite a large number from a
chapter as small as ours, and we feel quite proud of ourselves, even
Anna McLellan, '19 Corinne Chalaron, '20 though some who are going will be alumnae by then. However, we
who have a B.A. attached to our names will have had it such a short
Evelyn Pigott, '19 Ruth Kastler, '20 time that I doubt i f we shall even remember that we are alumnae.
I t must be so hard to get over that "active" feeling!
Caroline Slack, '19 Ophelia Perkins, '20
Pi is busily preparing for fraternity examinations, and shivering
Louise Withers, '19 Jessie Roane, '20 and shaking individually and collectively in anticipation. The seniors
especially seem to be worried at the prospect of think questions—but
Lucy Renaud, '21 inwardly they're hoping the ordeal won't be quite as bad as it seems
at first glance. I t is hard to realize that another year is almost over
Pi had hoped in this letter to have the pleasure of announcing the and that this is our last appearance in To DRAGMA till next
November. But we're hoping to meet so many A O TI's in person
names of some future Alpha O's, but owing to the upset conditions at Convention that we can't spare time now to grieve over anything
at Newcomb, pledge day, which was to have been on March 1st, has
Just in closing a few words must be added of our sorrow in the
been postponed. Panhellenic affairs have been decidedly unsettled loss of our sister, Helen Grevemberg. Helen was a senior, and so
actively interested in fraternity and college affairs that her going
since the beginning of this year, and just about a month ago things has left a great gap. I t is hard to realize that she will never come
back, and harder still to get over missing her. We who have known
looked pretty bad—so bad in fact, that in fear of having fraternities her and worked with her in the past three years shall never forget her
unfailing interest and help.
abolished without even a just discussion pro and con, each fraternity
Pi sends best wishes to all chapters, with the hope that we shall
at Newcomb sent for a national representative to come down here all meet at Convention in June.
and meet in a sort of Panhellenic discussion. I t was Pi's good Fraternally,
fortune to have Mrs. W. L . Terry of Memphis as her guest, and to A N N A M C L E L L A N , '19, Chapter Editor.
those who already know Mrs. Terry it will be no surprise to hear that
we all fell in love with her immediately. We didn't feel that she was
anything so formidable as a national representative who was neces-
sarily going to carry our "tale of woe" to those higher up. We simply
felt at once that she was one of us—just as though we had known
her all our lives. I t was with deep regret that we saw her go, but
we shall always feel that we have in her a real friend, and we shall
never forget her ready understanding and capable management of the
whole affair. Even at this late day it is impossible to state positively
whether or not fraternities at Newcomb will eventually be abolished, NU—NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
for the question is still under consideration, but all signs seem to Where is your chapter roll, Nu?
We have done very little this season as a fraternity except that
point favorably and our hopes are high. we have had a number of teas. We are all very busy, especially as
many of the members are getting practical experience in offices.
We were so proud of Ruth Kastler when she was elected
representative for the Newcomb Young Women's Christian Associa- Fraternally,
tion to the convention at Evanston, Illinois. We knew our "Meenie"
would do us proud as she always has, and of course she did not fail ANGELINE BENNETT.
us this time. While at the convention she found time to pay a flying
visit to Rho Chapter, and since Meenie's return a week ago it is a OMICRON—UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
well-known fact that when two or three heads are together and the
same number of tongues are going at the rate of a mile a minute the Johnetta H . Bruce, '19 Eleanor Burke, '20
subject, or rather subjects, under discussion are our sisters of Rho. Elizabeth Kennedy, '19 Margaret McAnulty, '20
Lynn McNutt, '19 Melba Braly, '21
Sadie Ramsey, '19 Lucy Morgan, '21
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Elizabeth McDonald, Sp. Vivian Logue, '22 Clara Rust, '22 Lenora Perkins, '22
Mary Bryant, Sp. Genevieve Shea, '22 Katherine Hodges, '22
Josephine Johnson, '22 Edith Wilson, '22
Mid-year pledging was quite a success for Kappa. We won every
Helen Sonner, Sp. girl we had asked. Louise Butterfield is a little sister whose two
Since I wrote you last we have another pledge of whom we are older sisters have made a path of happy memories in college hearts.
very proud, Edith Wilson. This makes five in all and they are five
surely worthy of especial mention. Eugenia Moore is from Dallas, Texas. She came up with Eleanor
Manning, and has since become well known as "Eleanor's Chile."
We are all very busy now studying for examinations. They are Simmons Purdy is from Petersburg, Christine Akree from South
over March 14th and our new term begins March 17th. As soon as Carolina, and Clara Rust from Nashville, Tennessee. Katherine
we can hear from the grades of our pledges, we shall be happy to
initiate them all. We are sorry that it is so late this year but since Hodges, from Lynchburg, is president of her class. We are so very
the first term was extended, we could do no better. Anyway it won't
be long until we shall reveal to them all the secrets. proud of all the newest "crimson rosebuds."
The new method of bidding is as follows. Saturday, March 1st,
I must not dwell very long on examinations, or else I might drop was set as pledge day. On the Monday previous, each fraternity
this pen and realize how little I know about "Bruce." sent to a non-interested party ( i n this case a professor) a list of the
Our poor little "fish" will be happy when they can again walk freshmen whom they desired to bid. These lists were then gone over
the campus without having to carry "Genung's" Outline along. by the dean for scholarship requirements and returned to the pro-
One of our seniors, Johnetta H . Bruce, has been elected to Phi fessor who then sent formal notes to each girl having her name on
Kappa Phi, our honor fraternity. We are certainly proud of her. any list requesting that she be in a room alone at a certain time on
Even though married, she determined to get her degree after her
husband sailed overseas. A great many of the girls are doing settle- Saturday afternoon. A representative of Panhellenic then called and
ment work and work of various other kinds.
gave her during this appointed hour printed blanks, upon which she
wrote the names of the several fraternities she would take, in order
Vivian Logue and Genevieve Shea, two of our popular freshmen, of her preference. These papers having been collected by Pan-
were elected sponsors to Co. A and Co. B of the R. O. T . C. here hellenic, the chapters were notified as to the girls expressing a
on the university hill.
preference for them, provided the names of such girls had previously
appeared on that fraternity's list. We call this preferential bidding.
0 , I could tell you a lot of things that the A O n's are doing but Perhaps most of you know of this sort of pledge preliminary, but it
time is precious with "exams" so near. was very new to Randolph-Macon. I f you can imagine springtime
M E L B A BRALY, Chapter Editor. in ole Virginny, and i f you can picture what bliss it is to have all
KAPPA—RANDOLPH-MACON WOMAN'S COLLEGE the rushing over, and no more worry, then you may know just how
happy Kappa is this first free spring.
Louise Boulding, '19 Alice Hardy, '20 Augusta Story, '17, was back for pledge service. Hilda Gleevis,
Mary Buie Frith, '19 Annie Moore,'20 '17, was here also, and other alumni from town. Margorie Vaughan,
Frances Hunt Major, '19 Dolly Paxton, '20 '17, has been with us ever since, and her presence is a continual joy.
Eleanor Manning, '19 Nadine Pillott, '20 Fannie Butterfield, '17, came up from Mississippi. College Founders'
Linna Mae McBride, '19 Louis Sole, '20 Day brought "Liza" Wallis, ex-'19, and these last few days Ella
Elizabeth Sole, '19 Ella Mae Upthegrove, '20 Thomas, ex-'19, dropped in out of the sky. It's like a lovely surprise
Anna F. Taylor, '19 Frances McFaden, '21 party.
I'm sending a song of the blue-bird—some gold of the daffodils,
Julia White, '19 Mary Buie Reed, '21
and the pink fragrance of peach blossoms tied up with all the love
Evelyn Allen,'20 Rose Smith,'21
Elizabeth Butterfield, '20 Jean Stribling, '21 of every Kappa for all of you.
ELEANOR M A N N I N G , Chapter
Louise Butterfield, '22 Sallie Simmons Purdy, '22 ZETA—UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
Eugenia Moore, '22 Christine Akree, '22
Jeanette Adams, '19 Esther Murphy, '19
Eva Gibbons, '19 Bess Cram, '20
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Ruth Farquhar, '20 Ruth Parker, '21 Miss Burner, a national Y. W. C. A. secretary, is coming next week
Florence Griswold, '20 Irene Smith, '21 and some of the girls are working on committees for meetings during
Lorene Hendricks, '20 Irene Barton, '22 her stay; so for some it will be a doubly busy week.
Lucile Mauck, '20 Maurine Black, '22
Just at present we are planning on a new house for next year.
Margaret Perry, '20 Madeline Hendricks, '22 We have already purchased a new baby grand piano for it. So i f
Genevieve Rose, '20 Margaret McNerney, '22 you will come and visit us we will entertain you i n a brand new
Mary Waters, '20 Esther Perkins, '22
Arline Abbot, '21 Halcyon Recknor, '22 home. MARY WATERS.
Lucile Crapenhoft, '21 Esther Brehm, '22 Zeta sends love to all.
Belle Cook,'21 Winifred Clark, *22
Florence Chittick, '21 Mildred Doten, '22 SIGMA-UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
Faye Curry, '21 Harriet Ford, '22
Doris Hostetter, '21 Dorothy Woodward, '22 Lucille Gineoux Thelma Donovan
Dear Alpha O Sisters:
Lucille Greig Margaret Day
Hazel Brown Verda Bowman
Bernice Helm Myrtle Glenn
I t has been so long since I have written you that I hardly know Isabel Avila Josephine Olcese
where to begin or what things will be of most interest to you.
Claire Georgeson Edwina Robie
First of all came our intersorority basketball tournament. Alpha Katherine Rhodes Evangeline Bell
O's team did not make a bad showing, winning from Alpha Phi by
a score of 10 to 0 ; but Delta Zeta, the champions, defeated us by Martha Gallagher Mildred Mallon
a score of 4 to 2. Bess Cram and Doris Hostetter are both star
players on their class teams. Harriet Render Amelia Williams
A few days later the active girls and the alumna? gave a linen Consuelo Osgood Rita Keane
shower for Helen Eckles who was married to A l Hoppe March 1st.
A mock wedding was a part of the evening's entertainment. The Esther Cardwell Claire Crum
father i n the person of Florence Griswold gave the bride away. The Marion Farrington Mabel Duperu
gifts were presented to the bride by little Aileen Woodward, dressed
like a fairy. Catherine Cox Nadine Donovan
Perhaps the week of probation was the most enjoyed by the fresh- Francis Morris Lucille Young
men, although they did think the upperclassmen were severe. Virginia Cook Lucille Graham
Madeline Hendricks looked especially charming in her little black
hat. The freshmen wore their bibs at the table, saluted all upper- Loie Francis Margaret Forsyth
classmen, and went in and out the back door. I t was on the whole Ruth Jackson Marion Black
a week of fun and the freshmen were really good sports.
Following probation week came our initiation. The ceremony was
very impressive and we believe that our new members feel a deep Dear Sisters:
responsibility toward the welfare of our chapter. We especially College is college once more. The semester is crowded. Every-
wanted the girls to be initiated before our formal party which is
next Saturday, March 15th. We are expecting about twenty rushees thing we couldn't have last semester we are having now, freshie glee,
and the girls are busy planning entertainment for them every minute sophomore hop, junior Day—which reminds me. We felt very much
while they are here. We are especially grateful to our alumna? honored when Marion Black was given the lead in the junior curtain
who have offered us their homes as a means of entertainment. They raiser, and you may be sure we had reason to be proud of her junior
are also giving a luncheon for our guests. Day. And in the farce Catherine Cox was a very charming actress
indeed. Then Mildred Mallon, Virginia Cook, and Nadine Donovan
served most ably on prom committees.
While speaking of talented stars I must not forget to tell you
what an attractive chorus girl Myrtle Glenn made in Treble Clef
opera last Thursday. Then, to continue, most everybody in the house
seems to be on some committee for Prytanean fete, which is scheduled
to occur very soon. Some of us are going to be waitresses, others
bar-tenders (soft drinks only), some entertainers, and oh, I can't
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begin to remember all the things we have to do. Prytanean fete, Dear A O I I Sisters:
you must know, is the annual masked ball given by the Prytanean I believe in my last letter I told you that we were planning f o r
initiation which was to be held February 8th. We initiated eight
At last, the war being over and influenza seemingly gone, we were
able to do some rushing. As a result we pledged eight splendid mighty fine girls, of whom we are very proud. We gave them corsage
girls. They are Isabel Avila, Katherine Rhodes, Lucille Greig,
Lucille Gineoux, Martha Gallagher, Harriet Rinder, Bernice Helm, bouquets of Jacque roses and a banquet at the Grand Central Hotel.
and Hazel Brown. About two weeks ago we had initiation, initiating
eleven girls in all, three of whom were pledges from last year. You There was a pleasant surprise here for us all when we found our
may be sure we are very proud of our freshman class.
placecards, which were tiny hand-engraved envelopes containing the
And this seems about the most important of all. Virginia Cook
and Bernice Hubbard have been elected to membership in Phi Beta announcement of Jessie Bicknell's engagement to Paul L . Crimmans.
Kappa. Virginia is one of the five juniors who were elected to
membership, and Bernice is well known on the campus both for her Several of the alumna; girls were back, Anna White, Bernice Mitchel,
scholarly achievements and executive work.
and Mrs. Erwin Bainy of Indianapolis; Margaret Douthitt of Akron,
Reading over this letter I have concluded it sounds almost like
an advertisement for a boarding school, telling how wonderful we Ohio; Mrs. Paul Dodd of Kansas, Illinois; Jane Farmer and Ruth
are, you know. But because we are so anxious to hear everything
that happens to all of you, I have thought you might like to hear a Lane of Greencastle, Indiana.
few details about us.
February 6th our freshmen entertained us with a clever little
Sigma sends love to all.
minstrel. The house was prettily decorated in hearts, cupids, and
ESTHER CARDWELL, '20.
smilax. Both the minstrel and the refreshments were carried out on
the carnival plan and quite uniquely done.
Theta is looking forward with much anticipation to the coming
convention which is to be held here this spring.
It seems such a short time since this term began, but here we are
again in the midst of finals and as is always the case, there is the
THETA—DE PAUW UNIVERSITY usual excitement here that accompanies them. Editor.
A N N A JONES, Chapter
Seniors DELTA—JACKSON COLLEGE
Wilhelmina Hedde Agnes Lakin Ruth Brooks, '19 Marion Phillips, '20
Ruth Little Helen Lange Inga Little, '19 Martha Walker, '20
Martha Neal, '19 Edith Arnold, '21
Mary Bicknell Ethel Richardson, '19 Eleanor Atherton, '21
Ruth Robinson, '19 Ruth Bagley, '21
Marguerite N orris Juniors Helen Kersey Kathleyne Snow, '19 Catherine Naylor, '21
Lorna Tasker, '19 Louise Prescott, '21
Ver Ville Hosman Ruth Case Marion Bennett, '20 Mildred Sullivan, '21
Bernice McCorkle Lucille Kelley
Dorothea Cunningham, '20 Edna Wardwell, '21
Helen O'Rear Mary Grant, '20 Louise Holt,'21 (pledge)
June Morris Sophomores Lela Paulus Rushing does not begin until May this year—thus the lack of
Ann Jones Freshmen Edna Bicknell freshmen on our chapter roll. Some new sisters have joined us,
Helen Yorke Avanelle Carter however, since our roll was last printed. They are Dorothea Cun-
ningham, Edith Arnold, and Louise Holt, who is still a pledge.
Lela Fuller Judith Solenberger
Helen Houghten Waiva Doty A great deal of interest is being shown in basketball this year and
Mae Benjamin Margaret Louise Wood for the first time Jackson has a varsity team, of which Ruth Robinson
Helen Williams Hazel Kilborn is captain. A number of our girls are expected to shine in the animal
track meet which comes next week.
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On March 18th the sophomores successfully presented The Comedy January 18th we gave our dance to the freshman girls in the
of Errors. A O I I was well represented with Ruth Bagley, Mildred college gymnasium. Decorated with good-looking college banners
Sullivan, Edna Wardwell, Edith Arnold, Louise Prescott, and Louise and pillows the place looked very attractive. Of course, everyone
Holt in the cast. Ruth and Edna were especially good. had a wonderful time, especially the freshman girls. After these
festivities were over we tried to settle down again to everyday affairs.
There are rumors that we shall have cause for pride when the
academic honors are awarded this week. To make our weekly meetings more interesting we decided to have
each class entertain i n turn. The senior girls were to be our first
Delta Chapter has been fortunate this year in welcoming an hostesses. We are very much interested in the idea of A O I I songs
unusually large number of its alumna? at the regular fraternity and certainly intend to do our best to make Gamma a "singing
meetings. chapter," although we work under difficulties, not even having a
room of our own. We have just heard that our fraternity examination
Fraternally, takes place March 17th, our "final" week for the winter term. Of
course it is an occasion to be looked forward to with much pleasure!
MARY A . GRANT, Chapter Editor.
On February 18th we went out to Ruth Jordan's camp at Pushaw
GAMMA—UNIVERSITY OF MAINE Lake. There were forty in the party, including our chaperons,
Marian Jordan and Pauline Derby Haskell. The day was perfect
Frances Bartlett, '20 Pauline Mansen, '19 for such an outing and we made the most of it, snowshoeing, walking
around the lake, and taking pictures. A t six o'clock we had a regular
Achsa Beane, '21 Pauline Miller, '21 "baked beans" supper. Then after dancing awhile, we came home
Rachel Bowen, '21 Gertrude O'Brien, '22
Last Monday night we initiated four more girls at Barbara
Olive Chase, '20 Helen Reed, '21 Dunn's house in Orono. These girls were Marguerite Tibbetts,
Catherine Sargent, Nerita Willey, and Frances Stowe. After the
Barbara Dunn, '20 Catherine Sargent, '22 initiation we gave them a surprise party. We certainly feel proud
of our nine new sisters this year.
Lillian Dunn, '22 Eveline Snow, '20
Last week we had an out-door group picture taken which came out
Priscilla Elliott, '20 Kathleen Snow, '20 a great success. There is a photographer on the campus just now
who has taken fraternity pictures in most of the large colleges and
Eleanor Flint, '21 Dorothy Smith, '21 universities of this country. I n his sample book we found pictures
of A O I I chapter-houses at Minnesota, Greencastle, and Cornell.
Helen Furbish, '22 Faye Smith, '19 These pictures made us long more than ever for a chapter-house of
our own. As our building fund gradually grows we look forward to
Corinne Furbush, '22 Dorothea Stetson, '20 the time when our dreams will be realized.
Julia Gilpatrick, '21 Katherine Stewart, '21 Gamma extends a most cordial welcome to Omega Chapter and
sends best wishes to everyone.
Ruby Hackett, '20 Frances Stowe, '22
L I L L A C. HERSEY, Chapter Editor.
Lilla Hersey, '21 Marguerite Tibbetts, '22
Ruth Jordan, '20 Ella Wheeler, '19
Florence MacLeod, '20 Mollie Wheeler, '22
Nerita Willey, '22
Dear Sisters m A O I I :
I wonder whether spring has come to you as early as it has to us
this year? I t is such a task to stay indoors and study when all out-
doors calls us to leave our work, and play. s
I suppose you are most interested to hear about the annual initiation EPSILON—CORNELL UNIVERSITY
of our five new sisters and its attendant festivities. On the seventeenth
of January we held our initiation at the Bangor House in Bangor. Florence Coupe, '19 Mary Donlon, '20
Directly after came the banquet. About twenty-five alumna? were Irene Green, '19 Ethel Hausman, '20
present beside twenty-seven active girls, so you can imagine what a Hilda Greenawalt, '19 Dorothy Hieber, '20
jolly, pleasant time we had. The initiates' toasts were so clever and Helen Langdon, '19 Marie Hillidge, '20
appropriate, and Peggy Cheney's reading of "The Rose" was Elizabeth Neely, '19 Mary Moore, '20
delightful. I think that our annual banquet is certainly one of the
occasions to' be most treasured in our hearts and memories.
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Cornelia Munsell, '20 Margaret Morrow, '21 They have been our splendid counsellors and guides and I ' m sure
Margaret Arronet, '21 Sarah Searles, '21 we'll feel like a ship without a rudder when we get back next fall.
Ruth Balcum, '21 Marie Stanbro, '21 To them, and to all Alpha O seniors who are preparing to go out
Elizabeth Ballantine, '21 Elsie Blodgett, '22 into "the wide, wide world," Epsilon wishes unlimited success and
Jean Bright, '21 Thelma Brumfield, '22 happiness.
Nellie Davenport, '21 Gertrude Lynahan, '22
Esther Ely, '21 Alice O'Neill, '22 MARY H . DONLON, Chapter Editor.
Irma Greenawalt, '21 Elizabeth Pratt, '22
. RHO—NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
So many nice things have happened this last week that Epsilon feels Margaret Areiss, '19 Phoebe Wilson, '20
quite elated. First and foremost, we are thrilled with the news that Elsie Brace, '19 Helen Brooks, *21
Betty Neely, our president and president of Y. W. C. A., had been Miette Brugnot, '19 Dorothy Brunniga, '21
elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Betty is one of the leaders in the Dorothy Kerr, '19 Geraldine Galvin, '21
university community, and a member of Mortar Board, the senior Eunice Martheus, '19 Carol Isaacs,'21
honorary society, so it is with pardonable pride that we acclaim this Helen Slaten, '19 Juanita McFarland, '21
latest honor bestowed upon her. Then, at the recent spring elections Velma Stone,'19 Helen Perkins,'21
for next year's officers, Betty Pratt was elected president of her Erna Areiss, '20 Hildegarde Reimer, '21
class, and Mary Donlon president of Student Government. Dorothy Church, '20 Kathleen Wiggington, '21
Dorothy Dalton, '20 Elma Adamek, '22
Initiation was so very long ago that we have almost forgotten the Gladys Fry, '20 Eunice Getzleman, '22
details. I t was as wonderfully impressive as ever and the banquet Marguerite Kolb, '20 Florence Kerr, '22
which followed at the Ithaca Hotel was perfect in every way. Shortly Helen Quayle, '20 Carolyn Nethercott, '22
before initiation we pledged Margaret Arronet of the class of 1921. Myrtle Swanson, '20 Erna Pabst, '22
We only wish you might all know Margaret. Her home is in Petro- Ethel Wilman, '20
grad, Russia, and she has come to America to study civil engineering
that she may be fitted to take a substantial part in the work of Dear Sisters:
construction which will be so urgent when the political situation in
Russia is adjusted. A second term of college is ending and examinations, like
threatening clouds, begin to loom up before us. As I look back,
Epsilon has the great privilege this year of having as chaperon however, it seems to have been a very busy, happy time. Since I
one of our very own alumna?, Elna Merrick, '13. Words are last wrote we have pledged two splendid new girls, Dorothy Brunniga
inadequate to express what having her with us has meant to us. Our and Eunice Getzleman. They are pledges no longer now, but active
advice to all the other chapters is, "Get an alumna chaperon." members.
We have been wearing a black band on our pins in memory of Initiation took place on Saturday, February 22nd. The elements
Mabel deForest Starkweather, '12, who died recently of pneumonia. seemed to be against us, but not even a snowstorm could dampen our
Few of us knew her, but those of us who were permitted to knew spirits. Initiation seems more impressive and inspiring to me each
her as a sister who exemplified the high ideals of Alpha O. time I hear it. We tad our banquet afterward at the Edgewater
Beach Hotel. We were fortunate in having with us girls from N u
Rumors of Convention are exciting us to the nth degree. We all Kappa, Pi, and Iota Chapters, who were in Evanston as delegates
want to go, and meet you Alpha O's from everywhere. One of our to the Y. W. C. A. Convention. The toasts after the banquet were
girls went to Boston as delegate to a conference and while there given in musical terms by the violins, saxaphones, bugles, and drums.
visited a short time with some of the Delta girls, and brought back Merva Hennings. our fraternity adviser, as the echo, told us about
glowing accounts of their charming cordiality. Even though we know the founding of Alpha O and of Rho Chapter.
we can't really all go to Convention, we're all hoping we can go and
hoping you can go too, so that we can get to know you.
By the time another letter to To DRAOMA is written, commencement
will have come and gone and with it our seniors will have left us.
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I read in the February number of To DRAGMA that Anne Linne Shirley Mann, '20 Ellen Kittinger, '21
is playing in Chu Chin Chow. We have all seen the play and hope
to have her come out here to cozy before she leaves the city. Ruth Berneuter, '20 Mabel May, '21
Good luck to you all in your examinations. Agnes Fuller, '20 Katherine Wesson, '21
Fraternally yours, Maurine Lantz, '20 Mildred Holmes, '22
V E L M A STONE, Chapter Editor.
Esther Van Doren, '21 Ruth Coughlan, '22
LAMBDA—LELAND STANFORD JR. UNIVERSITY
Eliza Garmen, '21 Frances Cottrell, '22
Where is your chapter roll, Lambda?
Another quarter has slipped by and it is holiday time, true for Ina Hotterman, '21 Lucille Gibson, '22
but one week, but after final examinations it is a joyous vacation.
We are all looking forward to the spring quarter which opens next Ruth Terwilliger, '21 Annetta Wood, '22
week, for with the war over and Stanford men returning, the campus
will soon be as it was two years ago, and college activities again at a Pledge
height. Stanford's many professors who have been engaged in war
work in the East and abroad are rapidly returning, and scholastic Frieda Harshbarger, '22
opportunities will be much better and more varied.
I t seems to me that nearly every time I attempt to write a chapter
Lambda is still doing her share in the various drives, Red Cross,
Y. M . C. A., and Salvation Army, but with times less critical, there letter some calamity befalls us. One time war was upon us and the
has naturally been a slackening in these lines of endeavor. Red
Cross work has changed in many of its details, but will probably be "flu," then peace disturbed our spirits, and this time Louisa is sick.
necessary for some time to come.
Now I must admit, Louisa is only an individual like anyone else
We do not anticipate the entrance of many new girls this quarter,
so that formal rushing will not occupy its usual important place but in our eyes she is an extremely important individual at that—
during the first few days. There are now twenty girls in the house,
four of whom are freshmen, and in accordance with the university you see Louisa is our cook and a sick cook with twenty to twenty-five
rule live at Roble Hall.
hungry mouths to feed daily and thirty-two on Monday is no light
Lambda's chapter editor had hoped for an inspiration that would
make this letter contain a message, but has fallen back to the custo- matter. However, she feels much better and let me assure you we
mary resume of plain facts, and this time not even events. The spring
quarter, however, should bring us many things of interest to write too feel easier for Iota of Alpha Omicron Pi without Louisa would
about, and of which our sister Alpha O's will enjoy reading.
seem much like the cat without its proverbial nine lives.
VERA THOMAS, Chapter Editor.
The college year is passing rapidly and quarter examinations are
IOTA—UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS again looming just ahead—another quarter of work and then—
Commencement! You can soon guess that the writer of this is a
Velda Bamesberger, Grad. Hazel Stephens, '19 "nineteener" but somehow seniors always have an exceptional faculty
Helen Brauns, '19 Marion Kenny, '19 of remembering that they are seniors, at least so the freshmen say.
Aileen Hunter, '19 Frances Fowler, '19 However, said freshmen no longer look with such awe at the upper-
Mary Putnam, '19 May Brady, '19 classmen as before, for their sheaf of wheat has been replaced by a
real Alpha O pin, much to each girl's joy. February 8th was the
Edith Davis, '19 Dorothy Dunn, '19 day it all happened. Ten-thirty Saturday morning was the time set
Ruth Holman, '19 Lucie Burwash, ' 2 0 for the annual freshman stunt, and I must admit, we were agreeably
Elsie Noel, '19 Grace Gantz, '10 surprised when upon entering the living-room we were each presented
Beatrice Levy, '19 Leila Sheppard, ' 2 0 with a very professional looking program which was a resume of the
play and the cast. This play consisted of an original four-act skit,
cleverly worked out and of course with the usual number of hits
and take-offs. Initiation took place that afternoon and that evening
was held the annual initiation banquet. How much each Alpha O
always takes from a gathering of such a sort, with a common bond
and where the true Alpha O spirit holds sway. And to crown it all
appeared a five-pound box of candy! One glance at Hazel Stephens'
blushing face soon revealed the fact that our tiniest senior had
deserted the ranis of the celibate. And you may know that the
fortunate medic hiown to the uninitiated world as William Buhrman
received more than one envious comment. The next week we received
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quite a similar shock when Ellen Kittinger came to dinner resplendent Ruth Holman, Shirley Mann, and Hazel Stephens were on cabinet.
with candy, flowers, and A T f i pin. Shirley Mann is a candidate for vice-president for next year. Esther
Van Doren, Ruth Terwilliger, Beatrice Levy, and Eliza Garmen are
Entertaining is again on its ante-bellum basis. We have one guest members of literary societies and Helen Braun is a member of Senior
night each week, alternating students and faculty. We have a method Council and of Mortar Board, honorory senior sorority.
of exchange through means of Yo Ma, the sophomore intersorority
organization. Every two weeks six girls from one of the four classes This may sound like a review of past achievements but it is only
from each sorority are guests at some other sorority house at dinner. a very general one. I'm certain we are always interested in what
By this means no additional expense is incurred and the various Alpha O is doing everywhere and we feel that Alpha O at the
sorority girls become better acquainted. The week alternating with University of Illinois has a distinct place among campus activities.
Yo Ma exchange we have a faculty night at which we have various I am pleased to say that at the student conference of Y. W. C. A.
members of the faculty as our guests. I t really is worth while held at Evanston, I met several charming Alpha O's from other
knowing the instructors outside of the classroom for one can really chapters and how proud I am to say that Alpha O had three repre-
learn much from them that is truly valuable. sentatives at this conference!
Every Sunday evening we serve tea at the house, three different We hope to see many at Convention in June which is to be a
girls taking charge each time. Any one of the girls is welcome to pleasing reality and many wishes for success to a l l !
bring a friend whether masculine or feminine, student or faculty-
I n reality it is a very charming informal gathering and we either TAU—UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
gather around the piano and sing or lend our voices to the accompani-
ment of mandolin, banjo, and ukulele, around the cheery fireplace. igig
At present we are planning to give one tea exclusively for mothers
and one for alumnae. We all enjoy them, and I'm certain that i f Alma Boehme Borghild Erling
there is any definite time in the week that I will look back to in my
"gray-haired" alumnae days, it will be these Sunday evening teas. Lucile Tieglemaier Helen Turner
The afternoon of March 1st the freshmen entertained the freshmen Lillian Hoff Jeanette Smith
of other sororities at tea and true to the old saying, " A good time
was had by a l l . " The hostesses more than enjoyed it for once they Doris Lohff Irma Egan
were given f u l l sway, managing the whole affair even to the minutest
detail and subject only to the approval of the staid freshman adviser. Margaret Kendall
Now it may seem that this quarter has been a time of play but Rhoda Kellogg IQ20 Margaret Howarth
work has had its part as well. We are proud to say that Velda Marian Mann 1921 Margaret Boothroyd
Bamesberger, one of last year's graduates, took her Master's degree Lillian Tifft Vivian Vogel
in education yesterday and passed with honors. Several of the girls Louise France Lila Kline
helped make the Follies (a campus production given to raise $500 Dinah Graham Helen Rose
for a War Fund pledge) a success and judging from the $1,000 Elizabeth Hayes Mildred Haugland
cleared it was a decided success. Beatrice Levy was one of the ten
"best sellers" picked from the coeds and we are glad to say that she Edith Olin Alice Buckley
stood third highest. This year Hazel Stephens and Esther Van Doren
are on class advisory boards, Beatrice Levy on cap and gown com- 1922
mittee, Nila Edmundson and Aileen Hunter on senior breakfast
committee, and Helen Brauns on senior invitation committee. Helen Frances Graham Elizabeth Bond
Brauns was senior representative of Woman's League for the past
year and Esther Van Doren is running for junior representative for Myrtle Abrahamson Gladys Holman
the coming year. Helen Brauns is president of the Y. W. C. A. and
Ruth Graham Ruth Jones
Mary Danielson, B.A., Student of Medicine
Lest someone say that this is nothing but an enthusiastic apprecia-
tion of A O IT freshmen at Minnesota, I shall begin by informing
you that it is the one purpose of this letter. By so doing, I force
you to read the letter from the point of view intended, and thus
absolve myself from criticism.
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Although the memories of yesterday are probably the vis a tergo Third quarter rushing starts again this week, and our most pro-
which is prompting this outburst, 1 shall save those recollections for found hopes will be realized i f our new freshmen in any way come
the grand finale. For a fortnight the freshmen have been uppermost up to those we have just initiated.
in our minds, first because they thrust their own little ego upon us,
and then because they finally built a prop behind them to hold them L I L A K L I N E , Chapter Editor.
there. The intrusion began with a little command of ours that
the freshmen perform a stunt f o r us on Monday night after chapter CHI—SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
meeting as the beginning of their probation. Their efforts so far
exceeded our demands that Mary Chase insists that they repeat the Mary Adams, '19 Elisabeth Zimmer, '20
performance and invite all the other sororities. I t was a regular Greta Ames, '19 Florence Barker, '21
Orpheum performance including the jazz band and a sorority initia- Irene Becker,'19 Greta Coe,'21
tion ; and they ended by selling fudge and all-day suckers for paper Helen Gregory, '19 Leona Frye, '21
money. Gertrude Hall, '19 Eleanor Hammond, '21
Ruth Harvey, '19 Marion Jones, '21
Despite the freshman stunt, we were still cruel enough to insist Ina Miller, '19 Marion Knapp, '21
that they perform the usual menial probation tasks of serving, Laura Moore, '19 Margaret Kreisel, '21
entering by the rear door, and preface each conversation to upper- Reva Snyder, '19 Gertrude Marks, '21
classmen with, "We are the scum of the earth." Ethel Williams, '19 Marcia Rosbrook, '21
Kathlyn Gilcher, '20 Edna Williams, '21
As initiation was to take place Thursday night at five-thirty we Esther Hogenbucher, '20 Gladys Ames, '22
insisted that the freshmen keep absolute silence all day, or rather Mildred Wright, '20 Esther Baker, '22
that they remain speechless. Being obedient freshmen, they had a
slumber party the night before in a large room on third. Instantly Chi has been the busiest ever this semester; we are making up
on the stroke of twelve they ceased talking, but—they had retained for all the social affairs which we did not have during the war.
their jazz instruments, and added sundry others including whistles,
combs, and drums. Just as we were sinking into slumber, we were On February 8th we had a formal tea and reception for our new
awakened by excruciating noises, and the freshman band wandered chaperon, Mrs. Hosley of Amsterdam, New York. She has been
through the hall. A t two-thirty, and again at six, we were rudely with us for two months now, and we have found her truly delightful.
called to consciousness by the speechless wonders.
I hope it is not too late to tell about Mrs. McCausland's visit to
I n spite of the lurid dreams of the night before, initiation was very us last November. I dared not speak of it in my last letter since
impressive, and was followed by a banquet at the Leamington Hotel. it was "war work only," but you can all imagine how glad we were
Again the freshmen surprised us by surpassing the upperclassmen and how much we enjoyed it although the visit was all too short.
in the cleverness of their toasts. Clara Groffe and Katherine Donlow from Epsilon were here at the
same time and with Helen Worster Cleaves from Gamma to join
And then, Thursday night, we found at each plate at dinner an us, we felt that we were indeed honored. I am sorry to say that
invitation to a progressive tea given by the freshmen on Saturday. Mrs. Cleaves has left Syracuse now.
And it certainly was a grand finale. They met us at the chapter-house
in cars, and carried us in state to one of the girls' homes. After Last Friday we had our initiation and on Saturday evening our
much dancing and admiring of Easter decorations, we were served banquet at the Onondaga. We were fortunate in having seventeen
most elaborate refreshments for a mere tea, including a new A O I I of our alumnae with us. Louise Woodroofe, '19, Iota, was present.
salad in the shape of our pins and ice cream in the shapes of Easter- Greta Ames made a splendid toastmistress.
lilies, chickies, and bunnies.
We have had two informal dances this semester and are planning
Such splendid spirit on the part of our freshmen has stirred us now for our big formal. We are allowed only one formal a year,
to greater activity. Next Saturday, the juniors are giving a the so we have to make it a very wonderful affair.
dan-ant at the chapter-house. We are also planning for a house
party at one of the lakes, and our big formal party in May. We have not been too busy with social affairs, however, to do things
on the H i l l . I n the recent freshman class elections Esther Baker
was made secretary and one of our juniors, Mildred Wright, was
elected president of the Sociology Club. Peg Kreisel and Marion
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Knapp attended the Student Volunteer Convention at Albany in Anna Ruth Henry, Yakima Wash., Dolores Neil, Seattle, Wash.,
and Pearl Thompson, Seattle, Wash.
February and brought us back some wonderful messages. And just
But I must stop the statistics and tell you about our new war
before Marion went she delighted us all by carrying off first honors in baby and how we got him. We decided that we would all feel more
as i f he were really ours i f we worked a bit for him. So in order
the sophomore women's speaking contest. to raise the necessary amount to support him f o r a year we gave a
dollar party. Everyone earned a dollar and at a jolly spread where
Chi sends her best wishes to all. we all sat on the floor and ate picnic fare, we clinked our dollars in
I N A M . M I L L E R , Chapter Editor. a heap and each girl told in poetry how she had wrested a dollar
from the "cru-el woild" of finance. The methods were many. Maria
UPSILON—UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON and Helen set up a beauty parlor, shampoos and manicures half
price to deserving A O ITs. Helen Fosdick, garbed in a discarded
Louise Benton, '19 Alice Campbell, '21 auto veil, many beads, and very little else, and seated in a dimly
Anne Seeley, '19 Helen Morford, '21 lighted room on a regular Cleopatra divan, went into a trance every
Helen Koller, '19 Helen Bogardus, '21 evening from seven o'clock to eight and told fortunes while a heathen
Dorothy Hudson, '19 Doris Moore, '21 Buddah blew forth clouds of real Chinese incense. I for one testify
Beth McCausland, '20 Helen Whiting, '22 that it was surely worth a dime. Needless to say that Helen earned
Mary Burnside, '20 Marguerite Schofield, '22 her dollar the first night. Some of the other girls cared for children,
Maria Marchildon, '20 Elizabeth Love, '22 washed windows, and did other odd jobs but it was heaps of f u n and
Hazel Britton, '20 Ester Davies, '22 now our Belgian baby is really ours f o r a year.
Violet Krohn, '20 Estelle Wheeler, '22
Helen Fosdick, '21 Lois Wiley, '22 We are planning a birthday party for our house. I t is to be on
March 17th. We have been in our house for almost six years and
Pledges think it high time we gave the dear old place a real birthday party,
with a cake n' everything. So a list of needed gifts has been posted
Pearl Thompson, '20 Francis Dibble, '20 from which to select one best fitted to one's purse, and from hints
Dolores Neill, '22 Alice Dibble, '20 and plans that I have heard our old house is going to be very happy
Margaret Caughey, '22 Anna Ruth Henry, '22 on March 17th, with a new wringer in the laundry, some much needed
kitchen utensils, and lots of things I'm not supposed to tell about yet.
On January 19th, we initiated seven pledges: Helen Whiting,
Marguerite Schofield, Elizabeth Love, Ester Davies, Estelle I n the way of social affairs this quarter, we have given three pretty
Wheeler, and Lois Wiley. The initiation was very beautiful and the dansants and a ten-thirty dancing party. I t seems so good to
impressive, and we had a lovely banquet to end a perfect day. have the men back from France. Social affairs are noticeably
I must tell you a little bit about our "Reign of terror" when ten
frisky freshmen moved into the house for a week to learn how to be Our girls have been doing big things on the campus this quarter.
obedient Alpha O's. The house was a grim and dismal prison, the Anne Seeley was elected to Tolo Club, which is the senior women's
upperclassmen were cruel wardens, and the pledges were convicts and honorary society, and was also on the varsity ball committee. Maria
were known and addressed by their numbers only, which were hung Marchildon made the junior basketball team and Violet Krohn made
on placards around their necks. I should like to take time and space Masque and Quill (literature, dramatics, and music) and has a
to go into detail concerning the prison regime, the punishments, such prominent part in the spring opera.
as scrubbing the back stairs and cleaning the laundry, the rockpile
(which meant cleaning and polishing the million and one tiny panes In closing we want to thank Tau for the "Pie" song. We sing it
of glass in our colonial doors) and the tortures of entertaining the every evening when desert is brought in, and are getting it well
blase and stony-hearted wardens with stunts, but suffice it to say that learned to sing at rushing dinners.
our house was a shining example of cleanliness at the end of the
week and seven persistently smiling and good-natured initiates were With love to Alpha O,
voted the best sports ever.
H A Z E L BRITTON, Chapter Editor.
We have five new pledges now and we expect to initiate them next
quarter. They are Francis and Alice Dibble, of Berkeley, Cal.,
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BETA PHI—INDIANA UNIVERSITY ETA—UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
Where is your chapter roll? Active Members
" I n the spring"—dear Alpha O's, you all know the saying! And Elizabeth Babcock
Beta Phi lazily sends you greetings having suffered acutely for a few Hortense Bassett Lydia Lacey
days with spring fever. Even when examinations were upon us we Dorothy Bassett
yet played around. Gladys Beveridge Jennie Martin
Margaret Doe Marion McCabe
There is really little news to send to you all from Indiana Irene Folckemer
University. Karen Falk Marie Mitchell
Katherine Fleming Margaret Melaas
Of course we have had initiation and some of the pins are here Mary Fowler Clara Nehrlich
already. I t seems a long time ago—the thirty-first of January since Esther Gruenheck Marion Roth
we initiated our ten pledges. We had a beautiful impressive initiation. Marguerite Gooding Hyacinth Rowley
We began at half past five and were through in time for the banquet
at eight-thirty. We gave red roses to each initiate. I wish I might Agnes Hottel Elizabeth Sehon
describe to you the banquet table when all the girls were seated. Margaret Johnson Hermance Teschner
I am sure each girl felt that Alpha Omicron Pi was very near and Julia Johnson Helen Thompson
dear to her as she looked at all these dear friends, all her sisters, now.
After the banquet we danced and had a lovely time. Helen Turner
On the night of February 28th we gave our big dinner dance. We
gave the dance here in our own house for we have so much room. Katherine Jackson Pledges
We decorated with sweet peas and with crepe paper of sweet pea
shades. One dance we called the Alpha O special and we had the Agnes Gilbertson Mary Gregory
orchestra play the Alpha O song which was published in To DRAGMA.
I t made a wonderful dance. I t sounds well as dance music. Every- Margaret Woodruff
one had a lovely time and what made us proudest of all was the fact
that our dean of women complimented us upon what a pretty dance Dear Sisters in Alpha Omicron Pi:
it was. On February 21 we initiated four freshman pledges, Elizabeth
Indiana has been greatly disappointed because the state basketball Babcock, Hortense Bassett, Esther Gruenheck, Elizabeth Sehon.
tournament was played at Purdue. However, we feel that the score They observed silent day on Friday, not as a form of mock initiation,
is even since Bloomington High School is state champion, having but as a means of impressing upon them the seriousness of the vows
played the last game with Lafayette High School. which they were about to take. The ceremony was one of the most
impressive ones we have ever had. The following day we gave a
A l l of us are looking forward to the National Convention in June matinee dance at the house and completed the festivities of the week-
at De Pauw. We are all very eager to go and to meet a good many end with the initiation banquet Sunday noon. I t was our pleasure
of you unknown sisters. to have with us Mrs. Mary Tehon from Iota Chapter, now a member
of the faculty in the Latin Department. Rose Harloff, Elizabeth
W i l l you pardon me for the short note but I have in the last two Pruett. and Avis Peters, alumnae, were also present.
days taken night examinations beside fraternity examination tonight
so feel as though I had written all I know down on paper. We have pledged two junior girls, Mary Gregory and Margaret
As this is the last time I can write to you let me give you, every Woodruff. Elsie Brace of Rho Chapter was a house guest February
one, Beta Phi's love and good wishes. She hopes to see you all at
"Theta's House" in June. twenty-seventh.
Eta resolved to increase her personal wealth, so each girl agreed
MILDRED BEGEMAN, Chapter Editor.
to earn as much as she could f o r what we called "The Rainy Day
Fund." We have pressed clothes, sold sandwiches and cookies,
raffled off articles, and have done anything else we could to earn a
dime or two. I t has been great f u n and we hope to add new furniture
to the house with the money.
Wisconsin, along with all other colleges and universities, has been
passing through a period of readjustment following the demobiliza-
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tion of S. A. T . C. College life is rapidly resuming its pre-war "Do you believe in dreams? I didn't until this evening; then,
activities. Dozens of men are returning to take up their work again your dandy dinner brought me faith i n the 'sleeping existence.'
and we expect soon to see the university as it was before the war. Tige's' stories, Etta's music, Mary's wit, Lynnie's sweetness, Helen's
dancing, and 'Hank's' laughter were all refreshing and amusing.
Eta sends best wishes to all. But Marcie's—well, were fanciful ones, for Marcie would make the
marble heart in a statue of Lincoln resemble Vernon Castle's feet."
I R E N E FOLCKEMER, Chapter Editor.
LEO C. H .
ALPHA PHI—MONTANA STATE COLLEGE
Where is your chapter roll? JANUARY 23rd. Our house ghost becomes restless and swishes
A DIARY through the house at midnight. New Year resolution No. 5 is
JANUARY 1st, 1919. We of Alpha Phi do this day highly resolve: broken.
1. To study harder than ever. JANUARY 26th. Pledging day. Irma Lessel, Ruby Hodgskiss, and
Martha J . are all with us. A happy day, and ten solemn little pledges
2. To go to church at least once every Sunday. don their tiny gold pins. We gain a little sister, too, for Henrietta
is initiated. We are as happy as she is. Our pledges are: Lillian
3. To make a bath schedule for the house girls so they will not Drummond, Florence Aitken, Charlotte Cooley, Mildred Forrest,
all want the tub at once. Dorothy Ann Holland, Gladys Matthews, Dorothy Noble, Noneeta
Noble, Mary Stranahan, and Ethel Young. We realise ours is to be
4. To make our own the very finest girls of the freshman class. a musical chapter for three of our new girls sing delightfully and
several of them play well. With our members and pledges we can
5. Not to let our house ghost frighten us. almost give a concert!!
6. Not to get the flu. FEBRUARY 1st. We have a party for our pledges—a dancing party.
Florence has a most disconcerting time finding a partner. The first
We also have our first 1919 caller—Lillie Cretors. six she asked for had already been invited for someone else!!
P. S. Resolution No. 7 : We will keep our ? book and snapshot We spend the day cleaning house, rolling back rugs, and waxing
floors. The music is excellent and everyone is in fine spirits so we
book up to date. f have a delightful time. Our patronesses, Mrs. Schoppe (A O I I )
and Mrs. Davidson and their husbands are with us. We have fifty
" M i l l y " comes back. Hurrah ! couples. The favor dances were especially successful. For the first
one, we matched the two pieces of a playing card; in the second,
JANUARY 6th. On this day there happened an exciting event in the the boys drew for roses and found a girl's name in each; the third
favor dance was most exciting, for the boys drew little hearts from
life of our most dignified senior, Doris. She was calmly walking a big one, and on each little heart was a girl's name. Sometimes it
was quite surprising to find who had your heart.
down the snowy short cut, her thoughts busy figuring out how many
The war being over, we served punch, and our pledges took turns
calories she would consume for luncheon, when fate determined to
at this duty. I f everyone had as much f u n as we ourselves did, our
shake her dignity. For her instrument, fate chose a little girl on a
party was a real success.
new Christmas sled. Down she swooped upon our unsuspecting
FEBRUARY 4th. A guest writes this about us: " A delightful place
Doris, nearer, nearer, nearer, until the inevitable collision came.
to go—the Alpha O House." Wasn't that nice of her?
There was a scream, a shower of books, and an astonished senior
FEBRUARY 14th. Alpha Phi receives a happy valentine surprise, for
found herself reposing—not exactly comfortably nor gracefully—
Man'—'"Milly"—tells us a secret and gives us a five-pound box of
upon the back of the little coasting enthusiast. After a delightful
candy. His first name is "Lloyd," but he is a good American and
ride for about a block, the sled stopped and Doris, a much less
not related to Lloyd George at all.
dignified senior, gathered up her belongings and again started home.
There were no casualties in this encounter.
JANUARY 12th. Visitors—Mildred Forrest, Noneeta Noble, Dorothy
Ann Holland, and Dorothy Noble.
JANUARY 18th. Our ten girls accept, and they are all splendid
JANUARY 21st. Guests again. They write a bit in our diary as
I haven't caught the "flu";
I hope I never do;
'Twould sound so ungrammatical
To say " I , too, have 'flu.'"
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238 TO DRAG MA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI As the organ peeled bananas
Lard was rendered by the choir
FEBRUARY 16th. Roy Hagen is one of our guests, and Ruby, too. And the sexton told the belles
Roy is bashful so this is what he wrote about his visit: "Had a fine Someone had set the church on fire.
supper, but scared to death."
"Holy Smoke!" the preacher shouted,
FEBRUARY 22nd-23rd. Our birthday celebration. As the twenty- And in the muddle lost his hair.
third was on Sunday we had our banquet and initiation the twenty- Now his head resembles heaven
second. Excitement was everywhere!! Irma and Mayme came in 'Cause there "ain't no" parting there.
first of all, on Friday night. Then came "Abe" and Hattie and
Myrtle. How we missed our absent sisters, Florence T., Helen R., MARCH 9th. A l l but three of us have "dates." We three stay at
Mary D., " H y , " Margaret, and all our big sisters who have graduated home and "keep the home fires burning." There's a reason.
from college or from that bigger school, the School of Life. But MARCH 10th. Mrs. Arnett talks to us. She was a Red Cross nurse
we thought of them and knew they remembered us. Ruby, Martha J., over in France for about a year and told us many interesting things
Leah H . , and Mrs. Schoppe were all here, too. Our initiation began about her work.
at three and beside our first ten pledges we had another lovely girl, MARCH 19th. Fraternity examinations! Alas! Why didn't we
Evelyn Border, Blanche's "little sister." We wish all other Alpha leave unstudied the things we studied and study the things we didn't
O's could know our new sisters; they are all such charming girls both study?
in character and in features. We are proud of them. The service
was beautiful as usual and we all felt solemn and sincere and as Marlyn Judd accepts our invitation to become one of us.
though we had been raised to a higher level of living as we older MARCH 20th. Chapter editor sends her letter. We start reviewing
girls silently renewed our vows with our little sisters. for quarterly examinations.
At seven o'clock, we were conducted into the north parlor, where NU OMICRON—VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
a shining "Good Fairy" told us Martha J's and Ruby's happy secrets.
More candy! After we had hugged them each sufficiently, all of Lois Callahan Natalie Overall
us—thirty-three—sat down at the banquet table. Faith Clark Viola Phillipp
Sarah Coston Pearl Tuttle
Such a banquet! Everything was just right. And then came the Marion Huddleston Florence Tyler
toasts. Amid the fragrance of the roses and by the light of our Douglas Legg Louella Whorley
candles we listened to the little talks that meant so much to us, and Marion Legg Augusta Perry
were so cleverly given. Marcy's toast was "Happiness," and when
she told us the special reason she had for being happy, we had more Many exciting things have happened since the last letter was
After we were thrilled at all these surprises, and had composed
ourselves a little, we danced for a while. The girls all left that On January 10th four of the five girls that were pledged
night or next day, and thus ended the celebration of Alpha Phi's November 5th were initiated. " 'Twas a dark and stormy night"
second birthday. but we all met gladly at the chapter-room to give to Alpha Omicron
MARCH 2nd. "Prexy" and "Mrs. Prexy" are our dinner guests. Pi the following girls: Douglas Legg, Lois Callahan, Marion Legg,
MARCH 4th. Dr. Margaret Nordfeldt dines with us and we enjoy and Augusta Perry. Viola Phillip was initiated in November soon
her very much. She is a charming little lady and is undoubtedly after her pledging. This is her third year at Vanderbilt and she is
doing a big piece of work with her lectures to the girls of the United on the sophomore honor roll of last year.
MARCH 5th. We feel rather giddy today and so a visitor leaves us On January 17th we pledged another freshman, Marion Huddle-
this poem, in harmony with our mood: ston. Examinations come next week and we plan to initiate Marion
as soon as the grades are in.
'Twas a summer's day in winter—
And the rain was snowing fast— At the beginning of this term Chancellor Kirkland announced
A barefoot boy, with shoes on, that Vanderbilt would have an R. O. T. C. Nothing more was
Sat, standing, in the grass. heard until three weeks ago. The commandant arrived a week later
and enrollment began. But the boys were not much in favor of i t ,
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a strike was declared, and the question of whether it was possible will only assure you that they are quite the best freshmen to be
to run the R. O. T . C. without making it compulsory was taken up found anywhere, and Psi is exceedingly proud of them. We were
by the faculty. A t present the question is still unsettled, but will much disappointed in that we were unable to bid a fine girl because
be within a week. The girls are not taking any part, but are sitting she had joined a high school sorority after January, 1916. The
by and listening to the orators wax eloquent about how they trained effects of this ruling are going to be felt greatly next* year and both
in the S. A. T . C , in the camps, and went to France and fought, the girls and the fraternities are going to lose by it.
bled, and died there.
Our initiation and banquet took place on February 8th. I t was
But even that faded into the background Saturday night when the truly a time to be remembered for not only did we initiate our new
coed basketball team met the Clarksville High School team i n the members but Helen N . Henry installed the Philadelphia Alumnae
gymnasium. The game was the swiftest ever played by the coeds Chapter. The alumme chapter was installed first and then joined
and A O IT was justly proud of its representatives, Viola Phillipp, us in our initiation and banquet. We have already realized what
center, and Pearl Tuttle, guard. The teams were well matched and it means to have an alumna; chapter near by to guide and help us.
victory was not at all certain, since we hadn't recovered from last
year's defeat. Yet when the final score was announced it was in Since the new term commenced in January all college activities
favor of Vandy. have started up again and "Penn" begins to look as it did before the
war. Our girls are taking active interest in settlement work. Two
And now for the most exciting fraternity news of all. Lois of us have a group of "Girl Scouts" and four others have classes of
Callahan is going to leave us at the end of this term and march down small children at the University Settlement House, while Ruth is the
the isle to the tune of Mendelssohn. She is to be married at Fulton, president of the Social Service Club. At present, however, reaction
Kentucky, April 8th, and the whole active chapter is going to Fulton from long conservation is in f u l l swing. The first sign of merry-
to be present. We hate the idea of giving her up—yet weddings making a Pile Mele. This is a strictly Pennsylvania coed celebra-
are so interesting i n general and this one in particular. By the time tion. It consists of a play written by a coed, acted by coeds, and
this goes to print she will be Mrs. Loil Hindman. attended by coeds. Four Alpha O's will shine as actresses, while
three others will play in the orchestra which consists of two violins,
Nu Omicron sends love and best wishes to all other chapters and two ukuleles, one banjo, one guitar, and six mandolins. This great
especially to the new chapter at Miami. event will take place on March 18th. The other coed festivity is the
undergraduate dance which is to be given in April.
SARAH COSTON, Chapter Editor.
Before that annual event, however, there are several strictly
PSI—UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA A O I I dates. The first is to be a party given to us by our
appreciative freshmen. The second-.js ^subscription dance given to
Mildred Beyer,'21 Alice Lipp,'20 swell, the sum of A O II's gift for reWtistruction. But the most
Natalie Collins, '22 Marian Ludden, '21 important is. our Anniversary Day. On April 13th we will be one
Alice Conkling, '21 Eleanor Rohner, '19 year old. The time has flown quickly and yet Alpha Omicron Pi
Ruth Cotton, '19 Margaret Robinson, '20 has become so much to us that we feel as though we had been a part
Charlotte Easby, '21 Catherine Snively, '20 of it for many years instead of one. Since our birthday falls on
Mary Glowacki, '19 Sylvia Sutcliffe, '20 Sunday, we are planning a great celebration for the following
E. Cosette Kavanaugh, '21 Helen Waitneight, '20 Monday. But at present we are busy getting ready for the examina-
C. La Rue Kellar, '21 Anna Woll, '22 tion. However, in the midst of our earnest *truj|P|e> we stop to send
you the wish that is given in one of our banquet songs by our beloved
Dear Alpha O Sisters: poet, Cecelia:
They tell me it is considered bad form to pun, but the effects of
We drink to thee, dear A O IT's,
a course in Shakespeare will creep out at times. I can't resist telling May fortune smile on thee,
you that although our name is "Psi" we are the happiest group on Nfay troubles ever pass thee by and leave thee worry free.
the campus. Right! I knew you could guess the reason—our new What better wish is there than this
sisters. We are delighted to present to you Natalie Collins, Charlotte
Easby, Catherine Snively, and Anna Woll. I f I should attempt to
tell you about them I would use more than my allotted space, so I
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For us to make tonight— Alvira Lehrer, '19 Jane W. Sickels, '21
A happy life of joy and bliss, with sorrow put to flight Mildred Rothhaar, '19 Grace Willis, '21
(Tune of Auld Lang Syne.) Editor. Sabra Andrews, '20 Marian Arthur, '22
Ruth Cox, '20 Cecile Cooke, '22
M ARGARET ROBINSON, Chapter
PHI—UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS Helen Haller, '20 Frances McNutt, '22
Roma Lindsey, '20 Sophia Nickels, '22
Where is your chapter roll. Phi? Clarissa Scott, '20 Lucile Trowbridge, '22
Beatrice Hardy, '21 Sylvia Voorhees, '22
Dear Sisters in Alpha: Harriet Rains, '21 Alice Woolery, '22
This threatens to be a very short letter because we are so busy Mary Anderson, '21
getting ready for the quarterly examinations which come next week, It has been quiet this term at Miami, we are again back to old
but I w i l l try to tell you briefly everything that we have done since
ways. The S. A. T . C. has been abandoned, the classes are no longer
I wrote last. manless; all this means that Miami is once more a coeducational
university, not a female seminary run in conjunction with a military
I n January we initiated seven girls and since then we have pledged camp.
three more. They are Jacqueline Gilmore, Gaila Jones, and Helen
Jenks. They are a l l splendid girls and we are proud to announce Let me introduce to you five splendid new A O n's: Martha
Anderson, Mary Anderson, Sophia Nickels, Frances McNutt, and
them to you. Alice Woolery, whom we initiated last Saturday. The service
revealed to us once more the ideals which makes us love A O I I
Two of our girls were recently elected to Pi Lambda Theta, so dearly. After initiation, we all took dinner at the Green Tree Inn,
Oxford's sole hotel.
honorary educational sorority, and one was elected to Theta Sigma
Phi, honorary journalism sorority. We were happy to have Rema Risk of Theta visit Sophia Nickels
We introduced you to Mother Hoffmann in our last letter and were and us several weeks ago. We wish we could have more A O I I
visitors like Rema. And, by the way, we might suggest May 10th
so proud of her that we gave a reception for her one afternoon and as a very suitable date, for we have planned to have our dance then.
presented her to the university community.
Following the announcements in the last To DRAGMA we received
two five-pound boxes of chocolates from our brothers-to-be. The
only thing that we didn't like about it was that they both came the A weak recurrence of the flu has been menacing Miami for the
past few weeks, which meant that one varsity dance had to be
same day and we nearly made ourselves sick. cancelled. Fortunately, the danger is past, and now everyone is
We are making preparations for our spring party and from all looking forward to the sophomore hop to make up for lost time.
indications it promises to be very effective. We look for ten girls Cecile Cooke withdrew this week from the university to enter the
to spend the week-end with us sometime, and we have arranged for Nurses' Training School of Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. We were
dances and parties and lots of nice things to keep them busy. very sorry to lose Cecile, but we feel she will be successful i n her new
We were so glad to read about the installation of Omega. I t
brought back memories of about this time last year. We hope they We are in the midst of preparing for our term finals and our
will be as happy as we were and as pleased with their loved but A O I I examination, which Fate has decreed shall occur the same
unknown sisters all over the country. week. Consequently, the past week has seen many new advocates of
the educational theory that examinations are unnecessary. We
Examinations are calling so I will have to go now, but we think devoutly wish that theory were put into practice.
of you all often and wish that we might know every one of you
because we love you dearly.
Fraternally, Editor. Omega, although it is the baby chapter, sends a giant's love to
every A O I I . I am
H A Z E L CORINNE ERNST, Chapter
OMEGA—MIAMI UNIVERSITY Fraternally yours,
Martha Anderson, '19 Marjory Kercheval, '19 MILDRED L. E. ROTHHAAR.
Mary Boynton, '19 Florence Keyerleber, '19
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ALUMNAE CHAPTER LETTERS Of course I cannot begin to tell you all the interesting things she
told us, but you can easily see how glad we were to have her at the
(So many alumna? editors have been delinquent that last meeting of the Boston Alumna? Chapter. I t was a very jolly
we do not print their names. Look through the letters meeting, and unusual in that it was held in a college dormitory.
and discover for yourselves the careless ones—in this, We all went out to Jackson and enjoyed the hospitality of some of
our Rally number!—THE EDITOR.) the Delta girls, who offered us the use of their rooms. Instead of
the supper furnished by our hostesses, their being no accommodations
NEW YORK ALUMN-ffi for such things, we enjoyed a special supper in the college dining-
Dear Sisters in A O I 1 : hall near by. The business meeting followed, and we all spent a
most enjoyable evening amid surroundings which were very familiar
The New York alumna? greet you once again. "Alums," though to most of us.
we are, we have had the privilege of initiating into our sisterhood
within these last few months Jean Jones and Edna Studebaker, MARGARET DURK.EE.
alumna; of Kappa Tau Sigma. The ever-gracious N u kindly lent us
her chapter-room and symbols for the occasion and Daisy Gaus and LOS ANGELES A L U M N A
Helen Henry provided a delicious repast. Never shall we forget that
pressed chicken!! Dear Alpha O's, One and All:
At our February meeting Joanna Colcord, Gamma, told us of the " E s come da spreeng," ."
work and experience of her Red Cross Unit in caring for the refugees Da peapla say,
at the time of the Perth Amboy disaster and of the Unit's all night
vigil awaiting the survivors of the torpedoed Carolina. "And winter time has gone away
At our March meeting, we held our dinner at the Civic Club and It may seem strange in March to begin away back in December
heard from Mrs. Grace Humiston, Nu, of her work in finding lost but that is where I left off, dear people.
Our Christmas work was a success from start to finish. Not only
You have all heard of our Germaine, the little maid who lives in a did we bring cheer and comfort to fifteen individual families, but we
tiny village in the south of France, where her mother toils all day in got to know each other better. Two days before Christmas we
a silk factory. Germaine will soon be seven, and accompanying our packed our baskets at the home of Mrs. Sutherland. The buying of
birthday greetings is a formal statement saying that we will assist fruits and vegetables was fun but the selection of toys gave us even
in her care for the coming year. more pleasure. Every toy must have brought delight to some baby
heart. The childish curiosity, the bright sparkling eye met us every-
EVA MARTY, President. where as we went on our rounds. Most of the families were
temporarily stranded because of late allotments from the government,
BOSTON ALUMNffi and were very thankful f o r a little help and a bright spot on
Christmas f o r their children.
I wish you all might have heard Dorothy Brown Fuller, A, '06, Our February meeting was held at Erna Taylor's. I t was a larger
meeting than usual and much enjoyed.
talk of her experiences in France. She was with the Motor Corps
of the French wounded, and was stationed in Paris f o r several Our March meeting was held at the home of Lucile Curtis. We
months. At the time of the signing of the armistice she was not far had seventeen members present and four active girls as guests of
from the front, having been sent up to drive a doctor. However, she honor, Carmalete Waldo, Aline Larimer, and Bell Somers from
was recalled and had the opportunity of driving back to Paris during Lambda, as well as Janette Fishburn from Sigma. We were glad
the demonstrations of joy by all the French people. She spoke of the to welcome these girls. We feel that by knowing the active girls a
fact that at first the news was received with perfect quiet. The closer bond of union will result.
people seemed unable to comprehend that the war was over. The
next day they were wild with delight, dancing, singing, the whole We were overjoyed to have Jess McKenna back with us. Her
population in the streets. face was wreathed in smiles, f o r her husband has been discharged
from Camp Greenleaf and they are again living in Los Angeles.
Jess proved that all the heroes are not on the battlefield by bringing
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out her medical license and practicing in the influenza epidemic. Beckman were hostesses for the January meeting at Annie's attractive
She succumbed to the disease for three weeks but is feeling fine now. bungalow in the southern part of town where most of Lincoln's brides
are starting housekeeping. Roma Rush Pickering and Beulah Rush
You know that Los Angeles is a tourist "rendezvous." Some of Collins entertained the girls at the February meeting and Lourene
us who are old residents hardly realize this because we do not have Bratt assisted by Viola Gray was hostess for the March meeting.
to seek a place to lay our heads. Zeta, please send us more of your
members! We have a fine idea of your personnel. Mrs. Grainger The question which is absorbing the interest of the girls at present,
came yesterday. She tells us that she may stay on in our sunny clime. both the active and alumnae, is that concerning a new chapter-house.
We hope so. Thank you, Zeta. We are looking up Ethel Chase, The active chapter is larger each year and is keeping pace with the
also. increase in the college enrollment, so the time has come when it is
necessary to make plans for a permanent home. At a luncheon at the
Marguerite Fagel Richmond walked i n on us. Her husband, who Lincoln Hotel a few weeks ago, which was attended by forty-five
is a lieutenant in the Dental Corps, is still at Bordeaux. She is active and alumnae girls, the question was discussed and the alumnae
impatiently awaiting his return. We also had a visit from Flora president, Verna Kean, who presided during the informal talks,
Miller Dunn. 1 say "visit" because her family has kept her away appointed a committee consisting of Helen Fitzgerald, Luree Beemer
from meetings. So many of our housekeepers find it hard to attend Beaumont, and Viola Gray, to confer with a committee from the
our meetings as they occur on Saturday. active chapter on definite plans. We hope to have a new home in
Esther Warren Ogden, ex-'15, Lambda, was in the city at our
last meeting. Her husband has been discharged much to her joy. The luncheons which have been held two or three times during the
Bakersfield is just too far to make it possible for her to attend our college year for all members and patronesses have proven such a
meetings. success in promoting the interests of the two chapters that it was
decided at the last meeting to hold them once a month.
We are starting a new precedent—namely a big get-together in the
form of a luncheon every year. This time Mrs. Perry will be our The active chapter has invited all alumnae members, escorts, and
guest of honor. We hope to have every Alpha O within hailing here. husbands to attend as its guests the annual formal dance which will
Don't you think it a fine idea for all alumnae chapters? So many be given at the Lincoln Hotel, Saturday evening, March 15th.
people cannot come to every meeting, but they will make the effort Many are planning to accept the invitation of the active girls.
to come on occasions like these.
A marriage which came as a surprise to most of the girls as we
However, i f yesterday is a sample of our future meetings, we will were not expecting it until early in the summer was that of Helen
not need the incentive of a luncheon to get us out. Eckles to Alfred Hoppe which took place Saturday afternoon,
February 22nd, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Fleming, where
Before I close I must tell you that Frances Chandler Kirkpatrick Helen has made her home since the death of her mother. The
has a new "Georgio Washington" baby. Think of all the wonderful wedding was a very quiet affair and was attended by only the mem-
traits he should have, and undoubtedly will have! bers of the two families, a few friends, and a few of the Alpha O's.
The week of the wedding the active girls gave a linen shower for
Goodbye for now, Helen at the chapter-house to which the alumnae girls were also
invited. The active girls were charming hostesses and the affair
L U C I L E R. CURTIS. was exceptionally pretty and enjoyable.
DEATH Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunter, who are living in Oakland, California,
announced the birth of a son in February. Mrs. Hunter is better
Ruth Crippen, '12, Lambda, died of pneumonia and heart failure known as Emma Schreiber.
December 16th, 1918, i n San Diego. She left her husband, baby
girl of a year and a half, and a week old baby. Grace Gannon has been seriously i l l from the after effects of an
attack of influenza. She is greatly improved at this time and is able
BIRTH to resume her teaching in the Omaha schools.
Frances Chandler Kirkpatrick, ex-'14, and Dr. John Kirkpatrick, Annabel Good Paine recently attended as the Alpha O repre-
Los Angeles, a boy, Harry Chandler, February 22nd, 1919. sentative a meeting which was held at the Scervin Hotel in Oklahoma
The Lincoln Alumnae Chapter has held three interesting meetings
since I last wrote. Annie Jones Rosborough and Emma Bennett
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City for the purpose of organizing a Panhellenic Congress. Annabel The December meeting was to be a slumber party at the chapter-
has lived in Oklahoma City since her marriage nearly two years ago. house during the holidays. Then along came the flu; the house was
in quarantine, and five days before the day set for our party Carrie
H E L E N FITZGERALD, Editor. Bechen, who had charge of the meeting, and I took luncheon together
and made new arrangements. Friday evening found twelve light-
CHICAGO ALUMNffi hearted girls dining very informally at one of our cafeterias. (We
had decided that we must either have an informal "good time" or
The meetings of the Chicago Alumnae Chapter have been excep- something worth while, and because of the short time to plan, we
tionally well attended this winter, although we have lost several of chose the former.) After dinner we all went to the Wilkes, a Seattle
our members of last year. We are regretting especially the loss of stock company and enjoyed Seven Keys to Baldpate. The evening
Marie Vick Swanson, who has gone with her husband to Akron, was truly a success from Irma and Pat's kisses to the final act of the
Ohio, to live. play.
In December, we had initiation at the home of Alice Kolb, and A congenial crowd always lends added pleasure to a fine play or
took in a number of girls. Our January meeting was held at a a beautiful opera. I am sure that the nine Alpha O's who heard
lunchroom down town, but after waiting hours for our soup, we // Trovatore at our theater party in January appreciate this more than
decided to hold the remainder of our meetings at the homes of mem- ever. The opera was so beautiful and most of the girls had never
bers. The College Club, where we met last year, was unable to heard it before.
furnish us a satisfactory room this winter. Merva Hemings had
us out to her new home in north Evanston for the February meeting, At the time of our January meeting Helen Nelthorpe suggested
and we enjoyed ourselves as we always do at Merva's. Alumnae and that we present the house with a dozen napkins and that we meet
active chapters both profited when Merva moved to Evanston, because with her in February and hem them. We were all delighted with the
she is so obliging and willing to let us use her home whenever we suggestion. Irma and Anita hunted through the stores for samples
wish. Our next meeting will be with Grace Gilbert, and we will have of linen and prices, visited the chapter-house to find the patterns of
a chance to see how much the baby has grown since we saw it last the tablecloths, and finally selected napkins that pleased all of us.
spring. Helen and her mother made such charming hostesses and Mrs.
Nelthorpe did have the best chocolate cookies that anyone could
Last year we came to the conclusion that our dues were insufficient imagine. We almost finished hemming our dozen without realizing
to meet our expenses, and so doubled them, and now to our very great that we were working. Then Laura laundered them for the birthday.
joy we find that we have some fifty or sixty dollars in our usually
depleted treasury, so we are now considering starting some kind of a For now we began to hear of plans for a birthday for the chapter
scholarship fund. We are leaving the details to a later meeting, and to be held March 17th. Our napkins were all ready and just the
will not decide definitely on the amount to be placed in the fund thing. Mildred Loring had acted as housemother as you probably
until our last meeting of the year. remember, and she knew just what the girls had most wished for for
a long time, a floor lamp for the piano. So Mildred was delegated
Fraternally, to collect the money and purchase the present. We all expressed our
ideas very fully at Helen's; and, from it all, materialized a tall
V I V I A N SORELLE W I L L I A M S , Chapter Editor. standard surmounted by a shade of pale old rose lined with pale
yellow, just enough to give a golden light, and a band of dull gold
PUGET SOUND A L U M N A and blue tapestry to match the hangings of the room and old rose
Let me introduce to you a new Puget Sound Alumna? for, with We presented the lamp at the party and I really don't know who
was more pleased, the givers or the receivers. From all our praise
the coming of the new year our chapter seemed to be "born again" of its beauty the active chapter girls must have gained the impression
so filled with life and enthusiasm did it become. that we had a very fine opinion of our present.
It all happened at a rather dismal little meeting at the chapter- During the last month a long news letter of the kind which
house in November. We had planned on quite a meeting and only Florence Semmen Heikel started, has been distributed. We hope
five appeared. We decided then and there that something was
fundamentally wrong and laid plans for future meetings that would
bring back the old spirit of interest and good-fellowship. I will only
try to tell you of the outcome of these plans.
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that next year it will be sent out much earlier. Mildred Loring and girls named above—thirty-nine of us in all. I t was a glorious occa-
Ruth Lusby were appointed delegates to city Panhellenic in which sion, one that drew us all closer together and made us more deter-
we plan to take an active part hereafter. Our meetings in the future mined than ever to live nearer the ideals of our motto.
will be held the second Saturday of each month, the April meeting
at the home of Mildred Loring in the university district, the May With the coming of spring we think of convention, not without
meeting at the home of our newly married sister, Helen Brewster regret that circumstances have again prevented us the honor of enter-
Buzard, across Lake Washington, and our June meeting with the taining the Alpha Os in Virginia. It's a dream we have cherished
Krauses at their home on the Sound, where we have had so many for years and it's hard to see it again lost to us through circum-
good times. I f there are any of our sisters in Seattle of whom we stances over which we had no control. May none of you say like
have not heard, please communicate with one of us, for we would Abe Martin, "What's become of the ole' time Virginia hospitality?"
love to have you meet with us. We enjoyed meeting Gladys Kaye at Some day we will show you, when things become a Little better ad-
the house the other evening and hope she will come to our next justed after all the shake up of the past two years. We congratulate
meeting. Theta on the honor and feel sure she will do herself proud at con-
CORNELIA JENNER, President.
We wish for each student Alpha O a happy issue from final exami-
LYNCHBURG ALUMNiE nations and a successful close to what has been a most interrupted
Maybe some of you (we flatter ourselves by thinking some missed
hearing from us in the last To DRAGMA) have likened us to the seed Fraternally,
that springing up among thorns for lack of life endured but a while
and then died away. Giving ourselves the benefit of the doubt, we N A N ATKINSON CRADDOCK.
have decided our last letter To DRAGMA found its way to the Dead
Letter Office instead of to the waste basket at Mary Ellen Chase's WASHINGTON ALUMN2E
headquarters. Be that as it may, we feel even more alive and active
than when we were last heard f r o m ; for Elizabeth Bryan Williams is The Washington Alumna? Chapter is certainly very happy to be
back in Lynchburg for keeps, her husband, Major S. H . Williams, able to greet her older sisters for the first time and to tell them how
having been dismissed from service some time ago. Clara Cleland proud she is to be a full-fledged member of the Alpha O family. We
is back from Reuniman, and Clara Smith has added quite consid- do wish so very much that you all could have been with us that
erably to our assets in giving us an honorary member, her husband, memorable evening of January 9th, when Miss Henry came down
Ran Coleman. They were married on February 27th and are now from New York to install us.
living with Clara's parents. We haven't heard either of them de-
clare yet, "It's the most wonderful thing in the world to be mar- The installation and banquet which preceded it took place at the
ried." But there's a smile that says all of that and more and we Shoreham Hotel in the room where President Wilson had his first
doubt not that they think they're the happiest folks that ever yet were dinner with his first cabinet. The twelve charter members who
wed. The chapter met with Clara in March. Liza Wallis, Kappa, gathered around the banquet table had all come to Washington for
ex-'19, was present. Full of enthusiasm mixed with good sense and war work and represented ten different chapters of Alpha 0 . The
judgment, Liza was like a breath of fresh air to us. We wish she toasts took the form of informal talks in which the girls told of the
lived nearer and could visit us oftener. aims and work of each of the chapters represented and our banquet
ended with a toast to A O I I by Miss Henry. Then came the installa-
We have been very fortunate in the past month in having so many tion, which was made all the more impressive by the wonderful spirit
Kappa alumna back for visits and stop-overs. For pledge day on of the installing officer, the strength of whose personality made a
March 1st Augusta Stacy, Fanny Butterfield, Margaret Vaughan, lasting impression upon all of us there.
Helen Scott, and Hilda Gleaves were all back. Right royally did
we banquet that night—Kappa twenty strong with seven new After a business meeting, at which officers were elected and plans
pledges of that afternoon, seven Lynchburg alumnae, and the five made for our chapter work, we went home, each one filled with a
burning desire to make the Washington Alumnae Chapter worthy of
her noble birthplace and of the beloved order whose name she bears.
Since our installation the number of our members has increased to
thirty, and although the demobilization of a number of branches of
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the government service will mean the loss of a number of our mem- ALUMNAE NOTES
bers, we feel confident that enough of our splendid girls will be left
to put our chapter on a sound running basis. SIGMA
Fraternally yours, GENERAL
REBECCA B. L A M A R , Chapter Editor.
Margaret Weeks Ball (Mrs. Charles) is again living at Stockton,
Maybe you have only seen our names in the long ago freshman Virginia Judy Esterly (Mrs. Ward B.) has taken a house at
lists and then maybe later on in those chapter reports you may have
seen us in our caps and gowns or again found our names in print, Colusa, Cal., for four or five months.
this time in the senior list. A t least sometime, somewhere, and some- Martha Rice Furlong (Mrs. Herbert W.) expects her husband
how you have heard of us before because individually we are Alpha
O's. Collectively we are Alpha O's from whom you have never home shortly. Mr. Furlong has served during the war as business
before heard through T o DRAGMA. From Kappa, Gamma, Delta, manager of the F i f t h Federal District, with headquarters at Nash-
Epsilon, Chi, and Psi we have come together to form the Philadel- ville, Tenn. Mrs. Furlong is teaching history at Miss Ransome's
phia Alumnae Chapter of Alpha O. We number fourteen. Thirteen School for Girls in Piedmont.
of us are active members and one an associate member.
Wynne Meredith Harlowe (Mrs. George) is living at Alameda,
Katherine Thomas (Mrs. S. J.), ex-'12, and Genevieve Glasgow,
ex-'19, are from our southernmost chapter. Kappa. And then from Cal.
Maine we have Rachel H a l l (Mrs. P. M . ) , '15, Gamma. Delta
is represented by Helen Browne (Mrs. M . M . ) , '09, and Gladys Bernice Hubbard has been elected to membership in Phi Beta
Wales (Mrs. W. L . ) , '09. Gladys Wales is an associate member.
Patty Loeffler is all alone from Epsilon, but there are several Epsi- Kappa.
lon '19s living in Philadelphia, so we feel sure that before we are Elaine Standish Massie (Mrs. Andrew M . ) is expected to visit
much older we can claim a few more from Cornell for our Philadel-
phia Alumna? Chapter. Of her "Philadelphia and Vicinity" gradu- her mother in Berkeley this spring.
ates Chi has sent us Helen Schrack, '17, and Edith Gardner, '13. Gertrude Schieck is private secretary for a large estate with
From Psi there are Beatrice Barrington, '16, Violet Abbott, '17,
Cecelia Gerson, '17, Evelyn Harris Jefferies (Mrs. L . ) , ex-'18, Avis offices in San Francisco.
Hunter, '18, and Virginia Kerns, ex-'21. Isabelle Henderson Stewart (Mrs. B. F., Jr.) is acting as hostess
Miss Henry installed our chapter on February 8. Following our at the Y. W. C. A. in San Francisco.
chapter installation, Psi had her freshman initiation. And then Jennett Miller Swartz (Mrs. Burton) is visiting in Oakland, where
after everything was all over the alumna; and active chapters had
their banquet together. she expects to live when her husband is discharged from the army.
She received word the last of March that he had sailed from France
As a chapter we are not in f u l l working order yet, but we have on the way home.
accomplished much in the month since we were installed. I n a very
short time we are going to be sailing along at top knot speed. Ruth Carson Yuill (Mrs. Peter) sailed with her husband for
Honolulu, on a business trip, the middle of February.
Avis HUNTER, President.
Dorothy Clarke has announced her engagement to First Lieut.
Frederick Cecil Mills. Lieutenant Mills graduated from the Univer-
sity of California in 1914, and was elected to membership in Phi
Beta Kappa. He received the degree of Ph.D. at Columbia in 1917,
was made second lieutenant at Plattsburg, and left for France i n
September, 1917. He is at present in England studying at one of
the universities. He expects to be sent home in July and next year
will teach economics at some eastern university. They will be
married the last of July.
Blanche Ahlers was married February 18th to Terry Wilson Ward,
an attorney of Merced, Cal. They are living at Merced.
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Elaine Young was married February 22nd to Lieut. Roscoe Natalie Thompson Morris, '14, stopped at the chapter-house in
Bergland. June, and from Ithaca went to Hamburg and spent several weeks with
Charlotte Sherman McCloskey.
Ethel Cornell, '14, is assistant psychologist in the shell-shock
I t is with sincerest sympathy that we record the death at three ward in Plattsburg. Ethel's address is General Hospital No. 30,
weeks of the baby girl of Emma Black Kew (Mrs. William). Mr. Plattsburg Barracks, N . Y.
and Mrs. Kew are living in Berkeley at present.
Clare Graeffe, '15, has been doing considerable wandering this fall.
THETA In November she visited the petitioning girls, K T Z, at Miami Uni-
versity, and from there went to Northwestern University and spent
Florence Foster is spending the winter in Florida. several days with Rho Chapter, stopping off in Chicago with Melita
Sergeant and Mrs. Chalmer D. Day (Esther Mae Canaday, ex-'19) and Kathleen, and next meeting Lillian McCausland at Chi Chapter,
have a daughter, Helen Lorraine, born December 21st, 1918. and thence to Ithaca, just in time for the last rushing party and
Sergeant Day is overseas with Ambulance Co. No. 42. He expects pledge day. Clare reports that the house never looked so fine, and
to return soon. the girls are just the best and most enthusiastic bunch on the hill.
Theta's initiation banquet table was guarded by Dan Cupid this Anna Wright, '09, had the time of her life this f a l l , taking care
year. Jessie Bicknell, ex-'19, of Greencastle, announced her engage- of Glenside, Elsa, and Arthur Allen, and little Constance while Elsa
ment to Mr. Paul Crimmens of Indianapolis. and Art had the "flu."
Jessie Jones, '18, has resigned her position in Washington and has Laura Fish Mordorff, '14, and the baby were both very i l l this
accepted a position as librarian at Hammond, Ind.
f a l l with pneumonia, but we are glad to hear they have entirely re-
Maurine York-Lynch, ex-'19, is teaching at Cloverdale, Ind.
Katherine Lyon Mix, '16, spent nearly two months in New York
Recent guests at the chapter-house include Clare Graeffe, '15, this fall, but she lias now left for Florida, where Mr. Mix is en-
Bertha Yerke, '16, Patty Loeffler, '18, and Elinor Sharpe, ex-'19. gaged in some government work.
Katharine Donlon, '12, has been recently elected a director and Helen Bungart Leavens, '16. is fortunate in having Mr. Leavens
assistant treasurer of a large real estate concern in Utica, N . Y. home for Christmas. Mr. Leavens enlisted in the Officers' Training
Camp, and has been stationed at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., but on
Patty Loeffler, '18, is private secretary in a large bank in Phila- account of peace the camp has been mustered out.
Bertha Yerke, '16, spent a couple of days in New York in Novem-
GENERAL ber attending a U . S. food conservation convention.
Isabel Stone, '08, lost her father this fall, after a long, serious Kathleen Colpitts, '16, is on a ten weeks' tour with the Redpath
illness. Epsilon sends its love and sympathy to Isabel. Co. Kathleen has promised to look up any Alpha O's in the towns
they visit, so that she can number them among the audience. Kath-
Melita Skillen, '11, is teaching in the Sen High School, Chicago's leen remembers what f u n we all used to have when we proudly
largest and most complete school. Clare Graeffe spent several days appeared in the box seats in our Sunday best, while Kathleen herself
with Melita and Kathleen Colpitts, stopping off on her way home walked off with the honors as leading lady in Ithaca.
from Miami University.
Viola Dengler, '16, is now living in New York. She and Clare
Katherine Donlon, '12, visited the chapter during rushing this fall. Graeffe are with the Search-Light Organization, doing research work,
K. D. also joined Lillian McCausland and Clare Graeffe at Syracuse and can usually be found in the economics room at the F i f t h Avenue
over a week-end in November. Library.
Elna Merrick, '13, is helping Davy Hoy run the university at Dorothy Shaw, '17, is with the Guaranty Trust Co., F i f t h Avenue
present, which makes it very nice for the active chapter, for Elna is
chaperoning them this year. It looks as though Elna will have to Branch, in the foreign department.
come back to Ithaca next year, for the girls will never be willing to Anne Morrow, '17, is a physiological chemist with the Equitable
give her up.
Life Insurance Society.
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Jean Short, '17, is doing clerical work in the engineering firm of meeting some charming new sisters, as well as refreshing acquaintance
J. G. White and Co., New York. with the alumna: who did come back: Camilla Jennison Eder, '12;
Edith Gardner, Lora Thompson Mitchell, and Tess Maxwell
Sally Campbell, '17, is now living in New York. She and Jean, Zimmerman, '13; Gertrude Jennison and Helen Johnson T i n t , '14;
not liking to miss out on anything, thought they would sample the Mary Cullivan arid Elizabeth French, '15; Florence Gilger, Alma
flu but they are safely past that now. Sally is wearing a gold star Jones, and Emily Tarbell, '16; Sadie Campbell and Leta McClear
for her sister who went abroad as a nurse and died in France in Totman, '17; Lillian Battenfeld, Clara Bell, and Frances Carter,
November. '18; and Eleanor Cullivan, ex-'20.
Mary Albertson, '17, is managing a cafeteria in Pensacola, Fla. Camella Jennison Eder is teaching in Portland, N . Y.
Anne Graeffe, Special, is a "Sunshine g i r l " in the Navy League,
the Long Island and Brooklyn Division. Anne is at present working Tess Maxwell Zimmerman teaches English in the Binghamton
on the Christmas Red Cross Drive.
Margaret Conlon, '18, is spending the winter at home i n Johnstown. High School.
Joanna Donlon, '18, visited at Ithaca during rushing.
Patty Loeffler, '18, is in the Bond and Mortgage Department of a BIRTHS
Philadelphia trust company. Patty spent a week-end with Dorothy
Shaw this fall. T o Vera Ingalls Bliss, '15, on March 6th, a son, Robert Arnold
Jean Sheffer, ex-'19, is taking a secretarial course at Russel Sage
College, Troy. Jean has at the same time been going on with her Bliss.
music, and sings on Sunday in a church in Schenectady.
Frances Rehfeld, ex-'17, is with D. Appleton & Co., the publishers.
Frances and Dorothy are living together at 56 East 55th St., New GENERAL
The end of the war means the returning home of soldier husbands,
Anne Morrow, Jean, Sally, Dot, and Glad had an Epsilon reunion lone Blair Goodpasture and her husband now reside at McMinnville,
at the Graeffe home in the "wilds of Brooklyn." Anne proved that Tenn. Lieut. Walter Rogers is now plain " M r . " He is in Jackson-
she had the best developed head by walking off with the prize of the ville, Fla., practicing law. His wife, formerly Mary Harrell, '19,
evening. A good part of the time was spent in practicing fraternity is blissful in the little apartment she has planned for so long. A t
songs and exchanging news. present that disposes of our married element, but there are many
Marie Palmer Peck, '14, is still in Cedar Rapids, practicing law
witli her husband. Marie wants more Alpha O's to try life in the Katrina Overall is still at the powder plant. We wonder how
Middle West. much longer she intends to stay in Uncle Sam's army!
MARRIAGES Ellenna Webb is the chapter's "lady of leisure," having recently
given up her place with the Food Administration.
Merle Mosier, '14, to Lieut. Alfred Latimer Potter, on September
17, 1918, at Demarest, N . J. Alice Colsher and Billie Shelton are teaching. Billic sent the
chapter a dozen salad forks out of her first month's salary. She
BIRTHS intends to desert the alumnae ranks next year, and again be an
"active." We all sympathize with Billie in the loss of her father.
To Mr. and Mrs. Philip Wood (Betty Outterson, '17), a son,
Alfred Knowles Wood, May 17. Mary John Overall is attending Goucher this year. She likes it
there, but misses A O II terribly, she says. During the flu epidemic
To M r . and Mrs. Jas. McCloskey (Charlotte Sherman, '14), a son. in the fall, she was back at the university and helped with rushing.
To Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Allen (Elsa Guerdrum, '12), a daughter,
Constance, May 6, 1918. Alice Colsher, Mary D. Houston, lone Blaire Goodpasture, and
Mary Harrel Rogers, were also with the chapter during rushing
CHI season. We are all very proud of the record Nu Omicron is making
and wish all of you could meet their fine pledges.
Those of you who did not return for the initiation banquet of
March 8th missed a delightful evening and the opportunity of OMEGA
The following Omega alumnae are teaching in the Ohio schools this
year: Josephine Andrews, '16, and Elma Roberts, '12, at Waynes-
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ville; Margaret Betz, ex-'19, and Mary Heck, '13, at Hamilton;
Dorothy Betz, ex-'19, at Seven M i l e ; Arretha Cornell, '18, at Elida; 1919
Margaret Egan, '15, at Wilmington; Edna Gilbert, '18, at Bethel;
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(Mrs. C. M . ) , '15, at Lanier; Alice Venn, '18, and Jessie Venn, on application. Correspondence Solicited.
ex-'19, at Newport, K y . ; Zola Zell, '13, at Miamisburg; and Emily
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Grace DuBois, '14, is in Cincinnati as a teacher and club worker ATTLEBORO, MASS.
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Helen Scott, '17, has recently accepted the position as student
secretary of the Ohio and West Virginia Field of the Y. W. C. A. Badges Jewelry Stationery
with headquarters at Cincinnati.
Edna Studebaker, '12, is in New York City as industrial secretary
for the War Work Committee of the Y. W. C. A.
Jean Jones, '13, is in New York City as immigration secretary for
the N W field of the Y. W. C. A.
Lillian Daugherty Moore, '17 (Mrs. M . S.), did voluntary work
for the Home Service Branch of the Red Cross in Hamilton for a
year. Her husband, who is in Washington in the Chemical Warfare
Division, has returned to Hamilton.
Katherine Zwerner, ex-'21, is taking the nurse's training course at
Grant Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
Leafy Corrington Hilker (Mrs. H . V . ) , '14, entertained in Hamil-
ton with a house party March 1 and 2 for the seniors of the active
Emily Nash of Indianapolis is moving to Hornell, N . Y., in June.
Katherine Zwerner, ex-'21, to Dale Thebaut, who is in the Rainbow
Division in France.
Louise Arthur to Frank Spieldemner, who is attending accounting
school at New York University.
Would you mind i f I announce the birth in September of our
only Omega A O baby, Donald Daugherty Moore, son of Lillian
Daugherty Moore and Marion S. Moore?
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Margaret Egan—brother, Lieut. W. J., Headquarters Co., 78th
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