Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity
CHAPTER ROLL OF A L P H A OMICRON PI
P i — H . Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, New Orleans, La.
Nu—New York University, New York City.
Omicron—University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.
Kappa—Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Va.
Zeta—University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
Sigma—University of California, Berkeley, Cal.
Theta—De Pauw University, Greencastle, Ind.
Delta—Jackson College, Tufts College, Mass. .•
Gamma—University of Maine, Orono, Me.
Epsilon—Cornell University, Ithaca, N . Y.
Rho—Northwestern University, Evanston, 111.
Lambda—Leland Stanford University, Palo Alto, Cal.
Iota—University of Illinois, Champaign, 111.
Xau—University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
Chi—Syracuse University, Syracuse, N . Y.
Upsilon—University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
Nu Kappa—Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Tex.
Beta Phi—University of Indiana, Bloomington, Ind.
Eta—University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
Alpha Phi—Montana State College, Bozeman, Mont.
Nu Omicron—Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
Psi—University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
Phi—University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.
New York Alumnae—New York City.
San Francisco Alumna;—San Francisco, Cal.
Providence Alumnae—Providence, R. I .
Boston Alumna;—Boston, Mass.
Los Angeles Alumnae—Los Angeles, Cal.
Lincoln Alumnae—Lincoln, Neb.
Chicago Alumnae—Chicago, 111.
Indianapolis Alumnae—Indianapolis, Ind.
New Orleans Alumnae—New Orleans, La.
Minneapolis Alumnae—Minneapolis, Minn.
Bangor Alumnae—Bangor, Me.
Portland Alumnae—Portland, Ore.
Puget Sound Alumnae—Seattle, Wash.
Knoxville Alumnae—Knoxville, Tenn.
Lynchburg Alumnae—Lynchburg, Va.
D I R E C T O R Y OF, O F F I C E R S
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
Stella Stern Perry (Mrs. George H . ) , Alpha '98, Hotel Maryland, San
Elizabeth Heywood Wyman, Alpha '98, 456 Broad Street, Bloomfield, N . J .
Grand President, Isabelle Henderson Stewart (Mrs. B. F . , J r . ) , 2655 Wake-
field Ave., Oakland, Cal.
Grand Secretary and Registrar, Helen N . Henry, 430 W. 119th St., New York
Grand Treasurer, Lillian MacQuillin McCausland (Mrs. Norman), 517 Angell
St., Providence, R. I .
Grand Vice-president, Daisy Gaus, 497 Halsey St., Brooklyn, N . Y .
Grand Historian, Stella Stern Perry (Mrs. George H . ) , Hotel Maryland, San
Auditor, Helen Dickinson Lange (Mrs. W. R . ) , Fallbrook, Cal.
Examining Officer, Lucy R . Somerville, 509 Central Ave., Greenville, Miss.
Chairman Committee on New Chapters, Viola Clark Gray, 1527 S. 23rd St.,
Editor-in-chief of T o DRAGMA, Mary Ellen Chase, 315 n t h Ave. S. E . , Minne-
Business Manager of To DRAGMA, Carolyn Fraser Pulling (Mrs. A r t h u r ) ,
1314 Park Road N.W., Washington, D . C .
Delegate, Anna Estelle Many, 1325 Henry Clay Ave., New Orleans, L a .
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, Mass.
N . Atlantic District ( N , A, T, E , X , * )
Marion Rich, 17 Lawrence St., Chelsea, Mass.
Southern District ( I I , K , 0, N K , N 0)
Lucretia Jordan Bickley (Mrs. W. E . ) , 1516 Laurel Ave., Knoxville, Tenn.
N . E . Central District ( 9 , P, I , B 4>, 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, C a l .
ALUMNAE ASSISTANT EDITORS
~—Theodora Sumner, 1427 Delachaise St., New Orleans, L a .
Wu—Cecile Iselin, Hotel San Remo, Central Park W . and 74th St., New
Omicron—Roberta Williams Divine (Mrs. John), Faust St., Chattanooga, Tenn.
Kappa—Clara Murray Cleland (Mrs. Jas.), i Arlington PI., Lynchburg, Va.
Zeta—Jane Piper, 1731 D St., Lincoln, Neb.
Sigma—Pearl Pierce, 2344 Fulton St., Berkeley, Cal.
Theta—Edna McClure, Elwood, Ind.
Delta—Margaret Durkee, 38 Professors' Row, Tufts College, Mass.
Gamma—Rachel Winship Hall (Mrs. P. M . ) , Livermore Falls, Me.
Epsilon—Clara Graeffe, 255 McDonough St., Brooklyn, N . Y .
Rho—Doris Wheeler, 639 Forest Ave., Evanston, 111.
Lambda—Constance Chandler, Los Felix and Hilhurst Sts., Hollywood, Cal.
Iota—Mabel Wallace, 7000 Eggleston Ave., Chicago, 111.
T a u — E l s a Steinmetz, 1917 Emerson Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minn.
Chi—Frances Carter, 116 Wall St., Utica, N . Y .
Upsilon—Ruth Fosdick Davis (Mrs. A. B . ) , Goldendale, Wash.
N u Kappa—Margaret Bentley (Mrs. W. P . ) , 4607 Gaston Ave., Dallas, Tenn.
Beta Phi—Lura Halleck, Rensselaer, Ind.
Eta—Elizabeth Pruett, Stoughton, Wis.
Alpha Phi—Ruth Noble Dawson (Mrs. E . E . ) , 315 n t h St., Great Falls,
N u Omicron—Mary D . Houston, 2807 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, Tenn.
Psi—Anna W. Hanna, 2423 Sepviva St., Philadelphia, P a .
Phi—Helen Gallagher, 1139 Tennessee St., Lawrence, K a n .
ALUMNAE ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGERS
Alpha—Julia Bolgcr, 1891 Madison Ave., New York City.
Pi—Mary T . Whittington (Mrs. G. P.), Alexandria, L a .
Nu—Daisy Gaus, 497 Halsey St., Brooklyn, N . Y .
Omicron—Roberta Williams Divine (Mrs. John), Faust St., Chattanooga, Tenn.
Kappa—Sosia Mann ( M r s . Malcolm), 104 Federal St., Lynchburg, V a .
Zeta—Jane Piper, 1731 D St., Lincoln, Neb.
Sigma—Margaret H . Dudley (Mrs. C . D . ) , 2655 Wakefield Ave., Oakland,
Theta—Clara Dilts, Winamac, Ind.
Delta—Helen Rowe, 20 Vine St., Winchester, Mass.
Gamma—Alice Farnsworth Phillips (Mrs. Geo.), 298 Center St., Bangor,
Epsilon—Edith Cornell, 6740 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn, N . Y .
Rho—Frances McNair, 512 Lee St., Evanston, 111.
Lambda—Irene Cuneo, 134 E l m St., San Mateo, C a l .
Iota—Nina Grotevant, Lake Charles, L a .
Tau—Edith Goldsworthy, 103 W. 52nd St., Minneapolis, Minn.
Chi—Lillian Battenfeld, Amsterdam, N . Y .
Upsilon—Carrie Bechen, McMinnville. Ore.
N u Kappa—Louise W . Zeek (Mrs. C . F . ) , Abbott Ave., Dallas, Tex.
Beta Phi—Juva Covalt, Greentown, Ind.
Eta—Helcne Bowersox, Bryan, Ohio.
Alpha Phi—Grace Mclver, 115 n t h St., Great Falls, Mont.
Nu Omicron—Katrina Overall, 1904 Acklen Ave., Nashville. Tenn.
Psi—Evelyn H . Jefferies (Mrs. Lester), Narberth, Pa.
Phi—Edith A. Phenicie. Tonganoxic. Kan.
Pi—Anna McClellan, 2108 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, L a .
Omicron—Melba Braly, U . of T . , Knoxville, Tenn.
Kappa—Eleanor Manning, R. M. W. C , Lynchburg, V a .
Zeta—Mary Waters, 1325 R S t , Lincoln, Neb.
Sigma—Bertha Beard, 2721 Haste St., Berkeley, Cal.
Theta—Mary Thompson, A O IT House, Greencastle, Ind.
Delta—Mary Grant, Tufts College, Mass.
Gamma—Lula Hersey, Mt. Vernon House. Orono, Maine.
Epsilon—Mary Donlon, 308 Waite Ave., Ithaca, N . Y .
Rho—Velma Stone, 630 University PI., Kvanston. 111.
Lambda—Carmelite Waldo, Stanford University, Cal.
Iota—Helen Brauno, 712 W. Oregon St., Urbana, 111.
T a u — L i l a Kline, 315 n t h Ave. S. E . , Minneapolis, Minn.
Chi—Ina Miller, A 0 I I House, Syracuse, N. Y .
Upsilon—Hazel Britton, 4732 21st Ave. N . E . , Seattle, Wash.
Nu Kappa—Jewell Hammons, S. M. U., Dallas, Tex.
Beta Phi—Mildred Begeman, A O II House, Bloomington, Ind.
Eta—Irene Folckemer, 626 N . Henry St., Madison, Wis.
Alpha Phi—Minnie Ellen Marquis, 700 W. Alderson St., Bozeman, Mont.
Nu Omicron—Sara Coston, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
Psi—Margaret Robinson, 5020 Greene St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Phi—Hazel Ernst, A O II House, Lawrence, Kan.
Pi—Ophelia Perkins, Newcomb College, New Orleans, L a .
Nu—Virginia Mollenhauer, 167 Hewes St., Brooklyn, N . Y .
Omicron—Sadie Ramsey, U . of T . , Knoxville, Tenn.
Kappa—Annie Moore, R. M. W. C , Lynchburg, V a .
Zeta—Florence Griswold, 1325 R St., Lincoln, Neb.
Sigma—Marian Black, 2721 Haste St., Berkeley, Cal.
Theta—June Morris, A O I I House, Greencastle, Ind.
Delta—Martha Walker, Tufts College, Mass.
Gamma—Eveline Snow, Balentine Hall, Orono, Me.
Epsilon—Dorothy Hieber, 308 Waite Ave., Ithaca, N . Y .
Rho—Margaret Arries, 5028 N . Clark St., Chicago, 111.
Lambda—Loraine West, Stanford University, Cal.
Iota—Leila Sheppard, 712 W . Oregon St., Urbana, 111.
Tau—Margaret Boothroyd, 315 n t h Ave. S. E . , Minneapolis, Minn.
Chi—Mildred Wright, A O I I House, Syracuse, N. Y .
Upsilon—Una Weaver, 4732 2rst Ave. N . E . , Seattle, Wash.
Nu Kappa—Rhea Burgess, S. M. U., Dallas, Tex.
Beta Phi—Mary Duncan, A O I I House, Bloomington, Ind.
Eta—Gladys Beveridge, 626 N . Henry St., Madison, Wis.
Alpha Phi—Marcy Angell, Hamilton Hall, Bozeman, Mont.
Nu Omicron—Wm. McKinley Shelton, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
Psi—Sylvia Sutcliffe, 32 W. Johnson St., Germantown, Pa.
Phi—Carroll McDowell, A O I I House, Lawrence, Kan.
New York A l u m n x — E v a Marty, 601 W. 127th St., New York City.
San Francisco Alumna.1—Kate Brown Foster, 2717 Hillegas Ave., Berkeley, C a l .
Boston Alumnx—Lennie Copeland, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.
Providence Alumnx—Jennie Perry Prescott (Mrs. Harold S . ) , 12 Kossuh St.,
Pawtucket, R. I .
Los Angeles Alumna;—Florence Alvarez, 2180 W. 25th St., Los Angeles, Cal.
Chicago Alumnx—Vera Riebel, 6552 Yale Ave., Chicago, 111.
Indianapolis Alumna:—Gertrude Jayne, 1318 S. Belmont Ave., Indianapolis,
New Orleans Alumna;—Rietta Garland, 1639 Anabelle St., New Orleans, L a .
Minneapolis Alumnx—Dorothy McCarthy, 3839 Pleasant Ave. S., Minneapolis,
Bangor Alumnx—Imogene Wormwood, 202 Norfolk St., Bangor, Me.
Portland Alumnx—Caroline T . Paige, 772 Talbot R d . , Portland, Ore.
Puget Sound Alumnx—Cornelia Jenner, East Seattle, Wash.
Knoxville Alumnx—Lucretia Jordan Bickley (Mrs. W. E . ) , 1516 Laurel Ave.,
Lynchburg Alumnx—Clara M. Cleland (Mrs. J . E . ) 1 Arlington PI., Lynch-
The President's Message IsabeUe Henderson Stewart 301
Alpha Omicron P i Calendar for 1918-1919 Helen N. Henry 3°*
Report of Executive Committee, 1917-1918 310
Grand Treasurer's Report, July 1, 1 9 1 7 — * > * 9 l 8 Milium McCausland 3*3
The Alpha Omicron Pi Ambulance Fund 3*5
Alpha Omicron P i - G r a n d Council Helen N. Henry 3*3
Grand Secretary's Honor Roll 326
Notice to Alumnae George Banta, # A 9 327
The Sorority Situation at Wisconsin
Service Honor Roll 332
Of Personal Interest 337
Alumnae Notes ^3 3
VOL. X I I I OCTOBER, 1918 No. 4
T o DRAGMA is published at 450-454 Ahnaip Street, Menasha, Wis., by George
Banta, official printer to the fraternity. Entered at the Postoffice at Menasha,
Wis., as second-class matter, April 13, 1909, under the act of March 3, 1897.
Acceptance for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in section 1103,
Act of October 3, 1917, authorized August 1, 1918.
To DRAGMA is published four times a year.
Subscription price, One Dollar per year payable in advance; single copies,
twenty-five cents. Life Subscriptions, Ten Dollars.
Mary Ellen Chase, Editor-in-chief. Carolyn Fraser Pulling, Business
THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Y o u must realize that you are living in a new era, for the col-
lege of a few years ago is not the college of today. The
women students are not only filling the places on the campus
of the men who have answered the call to the colors, but they
are adapting themselves to the many demands made upon
them. These demands are varied. Look over your wardrobe.
L e t us trust that it is not so elaborate as a f e w years ago, that
you have made a few sacrifices. Some girls I know are mak-
i n g the "old things do," and a few more dollars are helping to
w i n the war, or alleviating the suffering across the water. Are
you one of the helpers? Then are you doing your share in
eliminating sodas, candies, treats, and expensive rushing par-
ties? These are not trivial now. And, O dear girls, you are
children no longer, for whom things are to be done; now you
are grown and you must do for yourselves, your college, your
chapter. A conscientious president wrote me: " T e l l me what
I am to do w i t h the girls who won't help and who neglect the
tasks, small though they be, set f o r them?" I n the first place,
we do not want girls of that type for Alpha O's, and if you are
one, be one no longer, for that means you are indifferent, self-
ish, and thoughtless. Y o u cannot a f f o r d to announce so
publicly your lack of fine qualities, for it is an acknowledgment
that you have forgotten the ideals you assumed when you
became one of us. Remember that E V E R Y T H I N G matters
nowadays, and that there is no limit to what we can do. Alpha
Omicron P i wants you to reach that limit, and she expects i t
ISABELLE HENDERSON STEWART,
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T H E OCTOBER NUMBER
TH E October number is an innovation on the part of the Editor.
I t is really the September number published in October because
of the late opening of so many colleges. Economy has dictated
its size, but never has so much of importance to the frater-
nity been published between the covers of To DRAGMA. The reports
have been carefully chosen, and should be as carefully read for they
contain the progress of the fraternity during the past year. The
report on the Ambulance Fund should prompt a tardy generosity on
the part of many readers. Let us think of Delta Gamma's $10,000,
and make our $2,000 in a hurry.
The Announcements in this number are really a part of its Edi-
torials. Could we have afforded more paper and more type some of
the matters crammed into the Announcements should have been com-
mented upon editorially.
Many reports have been omitted, but we hope to publish a part of
them i n the November number. The accounts of the installations of
our two new chapters have been held over until the next number where
they will appear.
T H E NOVEMBER NUMBER
W I T H the help of Mae Knight Siddell of Sigma Chapter, who
is chairman of the Song Committee of Alpha Omicron Pi,
the November number will be musical in interest. I t is impossible
under the present conditions to give the issue entirely to the
publication of new songs; but several of the best of those sub-
mitted to Mrs. Siddell in the contest of last year will be printed in
this number. Articles on the subject of fraternity music and frater-
nity singing will be given place, and the Editor encourages contribu-
tions upon such subjects. A l l material should be in her hands by the
last of October at the very latest.
T H E CALENDAR
B ECAUSE of requests from officers and individual chapters, we
are again publishing at no small expense and a great deal of
work the Alpha Omicron Pi calendar for 1918-1919. I n keeping
with the amendments passed at the last meeting of the Grand Council,
the dates for reports sent by chapter officers have been greatly
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changed. W i l l all chapter officers study the calendar carefully,
and observe this change in dating.
Necessary war-time economy has eliminated the headings for the
several months, and made of the calendar a purely practical article.
But as such it has its place. Please use i t !
A PANHELLENIC MAGAZINE
PLEASE watch the November number for the report of the com-
mittee appointed by the last Editors' Congress to consider the
advisability of a Panhellenic magazine. This matter is of interest
and should receive the thought of every Alpha O. The matter will
be presented in the November number, and in the February opinions
will be gladly published.
A S E R V I C E HONOR R O L L FOR A L P H A OMICRON P I
A N increasing number of members of the fraternity are entering
the service as workers under the- Ordnance Department, as
dietitians, telephone operators, Red Cross nurses, clerks and
secretaries, and canteen workers overseas. To DRAGMA wishes to
publish a Service Honor Roll of its own girls as well as one for rela-
tives in the service. Such an Honor Roll is planned for the Febru-
ary number, and the Editor asks the cooperation and help of all alum-
nae and of all chapters in making it a success. She wishes to receive
from the corresponding secretary of each chapter the names of its girls
who are in actual war service in this country or in France, with a very
brief description of the work of each and in every case the address
as nearly accurate as can be given. Such names and addresses should
be sent to the Editor at 315 11th Avenue S.E., by December 1.
TT H E SERVICE NUMBER FOR FEBRUARY
H E Editor wishes to make the February number of To DRAGMA
the best ever printed. I t will be called The Service Number,
and will contain articles written by those in actual war sen-ice,
whether in France or this country. We can already promise an
article from Helen Ranlett on her work among the Belgian refugees
and the blind, and articles from others dealing with industrial work
among the workers of munitions factories and with certain phases of
W- C . A. work. There will be other interesting things as well,
and, i f the Business Manager can acquiesce, pictures of our war
workers. The chapter letters for this number should deal with the
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war work done by the several chapters, and should be in the nature
of reports of such work. Let's get together and make this number
a memorable one!
Shall war work take the place of fraternity loyalty shown in frater-
nity service? Do we not owe our fraternity a greater debt in these war
times? Does not this especial time challenge us to a greater spirit
of fellowship and a closer drawing together? Is not our fraternity
itself a challenge to service? Are you giving Red Cross work as
an excuse for your failure to respond to a call from the fraternity or
as an excuse for your failure to attend a meeting? Can you afford to
do this? Can you not accomplish both with a little extra effort—the
Red Cross work and the attendance at alumnae meeting? Think it
over. The matter will be discussed in the February number.
T H E N E W CHAPTERS
W E are glad to welcome into our fellowship and into the obliga-
tions of the fraternity two new chapters, Psi at the University
of Pennsylvania and Phi at the University of Kansas. We run
the risk of being termed bromidic when we warn these new chap-
ters that "no chain is stronger than its weakest link." This year,
probably the most important of any in their growth, demands enthusi-
asm, carefulness in selection of members, confidence well measured,
promptness in the fulfilling of fraternity obligations and require-
ments, and a determination, which allows no respite, to be as fine as,
if not finer than, any other chapter in their respective colleges. Alpha
Omicron Pi assumed your ability to f u l f i l l all requirements when she
granted your charters. Do not disappoint her!
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All chapter officers should make especial study of the
calendar printed in this issue of To DRAGMA. It em-
phasizes the changes brought about by amendments
passed at the last meeting of the Grand Council. It is
printed for you. Please make use of it.
T H E GEOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY
The geographical directory has been delayed because we found,
on sending out the notices for the Ambulance Fund, that many of
the addresses supplied us for the directory were incorrect. We at
once held the copy at the printer's in an effort to have the directory
as complete and accurate as possible. I t has finally received its
last correction and is being printed. I t will be sent out to those
who have subscribed immediately upon publication. Copies may be
obtained by sending twenty-five cents to
Mrs. Norman L. McCausland, Jr.,
517 Angell Street,
Providence, R. I .
A black list as well as an honor roll will be printed this year in
each number of To DRAGMA, and on it will be placed the name of
delinquent chapter editors, whether of active or alumnae chapters.
Notices will in every case be sent chapter editors and alumnae chapter
presidents, and at the same time be published in To DRAGMA. With
this double stimulus to memory, lateness and non-appearance of chap-
ter letters are inexcusable.
I t is hoped that the November number of To DRAGMA may contain
a list of those members who are engaged in Government work or in
service overseas. We wish to continue to receive as well the names
of those husbands and brothers who are in the service, and each
number will contain such a service honor roll. The Editor wishes
at this time to ask for newspaper or magazine clippings which are of
vital interest to any member of the fraternity. I n these chaotic times
let us draw together in sympathy and interest, and in a desire to share
if) whatever may have brought pleasure or suffering to any member
of our Alpha Omicron Pi.
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Mrs. Swanson, after several years of faithful work as Registrar,
has felt called upon to resign. For the present Miss Henry will fill
both the position of Secretary and Registrar. The fraternity
expresses to Mrs. Swanson its recognition of her loyal service.
There have been changes in the world of Alpha Omicron Pi during
the past year. Do not fail to read the reports printed in this issue!
Because of Mr. Stewart's enlistment in the service, Mrs. Stewart
has left Sierra City and has returned to Oakland. Her address is
for the present 2655 Wakefield Avenue, Oakland, California.
The accounts of the installations of Psi and Phi chapters will be
given in the November number.
Chapter letters for the November number should be
in the hands of the Editor by October 20th at the latest.
They should be written on paper 8x11, typed if possi-
ble, and sent in a large envelope with sufficient postage.
On account of the lateness of this issue of To DRAGMA,
which lateness is accounted for by the delay in the
opening of many colleges, other notices have already
been mailed to chapter editors. This second notice is
merely a reminder of work which may have been left
undone. I f your letter has not been sent, see to it that
it is mailed at once. November letters should all be sent
to the Editor at 315 11th Avenue S. E . , Minneapolis.
(Note change in address.) Directions will be mailed
in December for February letters.
Note i n the Directory of Officers the change of address of Mrs.
Pulling, the Business Manager of To DRAGMA. N O change of
address, however, will impair Mrs. Pulling's splendid efficiency.
The splendid work of Viola Gray as chairman of Committee on
New Chapters is sufficient guarantee of her work as District Super-
intendent for the Northwest Central District. We congratulate the
chapters under her supervision.
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A L P H A O M I C R O N P I C A L E N D A R F O R 1918-1919
A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
October 1. Corresponding secretary send scholarship report to
chairman of Scholarship Committee.
October 3. Reports of corresponding secretary, registrar, and
treasurer must be mailed to the Grand Secretary upon this date. (See
October 3. Report of the treasurer of the chapter's finances for
the preceding month must be mailed to the District Superintendent.
tionNaolvePmanbherelleI.nicChDaepletgerateP.anhellenic delegate send report to Na-
November 3. Reports of corresponding secretary, registrar, and
treasurer must be mailed to the Grand Secretary upon this date.
November 3. Report of the treasurer of the chapter's finances for
the preceding month must be mailed to the District Superintendent.
November 5. Lambda's birthday.
surNero.vember 10. Treasurer send Grand Council dues to Grand Trea-
WhyDecneomt baenraly1z. e Iits? your Christmas spirit universal or individual?
December 3. Reports of corresponding secretary, registrar, and
treasurer must be mailed upon this date to the Grand Secretary.
Also, upon this date, the treasurer must mail to the District Superin-
tendent a report of chapter finances during the preceding month.
December 8. Founders' Day.
December 19. Chi's birthday.
December 20. Chapter editor send letter for February To Dragma.
Alumna; chapters, take notice.
December 26. Nu's birthday.
anuary l. New resolutions for the chapters are not out of place,
anuary 3. Reports of corresponding secretary, registrar, and
treasurer must be mailed upon this date to the Grand Secretary. Also,
upon this date, the treasurer must mail to the District Superintendent
a report of chapter finances during the preceding month.
January 20. Eta's birthday.
corFreebsprounadryingL secBreegtainryy. our work on the revised chapter directory,
February 3. Reports of corresponding secretary, registrar, and
treasurer must be mailed upon this date to the Grand Secretary. Also,
upon this date, the treasurer must mail to the District Superintendent
* report of chapter finances for the preceding month.
February 6. Sigma's birthday.
February 23. Alpha Phi's birthday.
February 27. Iota's birthday.
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March L Prepare for your fraternity examinations.
March L Corresponding secretary send revised directory of the
chapter to the Grand President, Grand Secretary, and Business Man-
ager of To Dragma.
March 3. Reports of corresponding secretary, registrar, and trea-
surer must be mailed on this date to the Grand Secretary. Also, upon
this date, the treasurer must mail to the District Superintendent a
report of chapter finances during the preceding month.
March 19-23. Fraternity examinations.
March 20. Chapter editor send letter for the May issue of To
Dragma. Alumnae chapters, take notice.
April 1. Corresponding secretary send scholarship report to Schol-
April 3. Reports of corresponding secretary, registrar, and trea-
surer must be mailed on this date to the Grand Secretary. Also, upon
this date, the treasurer must mail to the District Superintendent a
report of chapter finances for the preceding month.
April 13. Kappa's birthday.
April 13. Delta's birthday.
April 13. Psi's birthday.
April 14. Omicron's birthday.
April 16. Gamma's birthday.
April 23. Epsilon's birthday.
April 28. Nu Omicron's birthday.
May L Election of officers. Do not forget the alumnae advisor
and the Grand Council member. Chapter Panhellenic delegate send
report to National Panhellenic Delegate.
May 3. Reports of corresponding secretary, registrar, and trea-
surer must be mailed upon this date to the Grand Secretary. Also,
upon this date, the treasurer must mail to the District Superintendent
a report of the chapter finances for the preceding month.
May 4. Phi's birthday.
May 15. Annual report from active and alumnae chapters due the
Grand Secretary, or the Executive Committee, through the Grand
Secretary. This includes chapter by-laws, and list of officers for
1919-1920. Corresponding secretary prepares this report.
May 15. On this date also all committees and all district superin-
tendents and national officers report to the Executive Committee.
May 16. Nominations for district superintendents must be in the
hands of the Executive Committee by June 1.
June 3. Beta Phi's birthday.
June 3. (For colleges in session) Reports of corresponding secre-
tary, registrar, and treasurer must be mailed on this date to the Grand
Secretary. Also, upon this date, the treasurer must mail to the Dis-
trict Superintendent a report of chapter finances for the preceding
June 11. Rho's birthday.
At commencement, be sure that your books are in order. Be sure
that your new officers understand their duties.
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nnootJiccuhel.yap2t0er. lDetuterrisnginthteheprSeespetnetmEbedritonru'ms tbeerrms. oCf hoaffpicteertehdeirteorws,iltlakbee
August 23. Theta's birthday.
September 8. Pi's birthday.
September 18. Upsilon's birthday.
September 20. Chapter editor's letter for the November number of
To Dragma should be sent on this date, unless the Editor has sent
other notice. Alumnae chapters, take notice.
September 25. Nu Kappa's birthday.
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R E P O R T O F E X E C U T I V E C O M M I T T E E , 1917-1918
Despite unsettled conditions the past year has been unquestionably
one of progress for Alpha Omicron Pi, not only in the growth of the
fraternity, for we have added Psi and Phi chapters, but in the growth
of national spirit, which has been most gratifying.
There has been a marked improvement i n promptness and content
of reports, both annual and monthly. We should, however, be glad
if the chapter secretaries would keep us a little more in touch with
what is actually going on in their colleges. The Grand Secretary has
appreciated the efforts of the chapter secretaries to have their annual
reports in on time, even though it was a bit embarrassing to have
her hostess roused at midnight on two occasions for special deliveries!
Except for Nu, Tau, and Lincoln Alumna:, whose reports have not
yet been received, we have had most interesting accounts of the war
work accomplished by the various chapters and individual members.
Knoxville Alumna: and Upsilon have been organized as Red Cross
auxiliaries. Chi has furnished a farm unit of twelve for the Woman's
Land Army this summer. Many of our individual alumnae are giving
all their spare time to surgical dressings and other Red Cross work,
and others are definitely engaged in some form of Government work.
There are already four of our number overseas. Although we have
not yet officially adopted a specific form of national alumna; work, yet
we can safely say that the fraternity, as a whole, has adopted war
work as its national program.
The active chapters (excluding Nu, Tau. and Epsilon who have
not reported on this) hold over $36,000 in Liberty Bonds and over
$1,000 in War Savings Stamps. They have adopted eight French
and two Armenian orphans and have knitted an amazing number
of sweaters, helmets, socks, etc., beside contributing generously to the
Red Cross, Y. M . C. A., and Y. W. C. A. drives.
Scholarship has come up steadily and surely. We have, among our
1918 graduates, eight Phi Beta Kappas, four Phi Kappa Phis, and
one Sigma X i . We feel that those chapters whose scholarship still
lags somewhat behind are coming gradually toward the top of the
ladder and that this year will mean a big step in advance for them.
The outstanding event of the year has been the visit of the Grand
President to the chapters. The expense of this trip we feel has been
fully justified by the results, in the closer bond between the chapters
and the closer knowledge by the Executive Committee of each chapter.
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I t is with much regret that the Executive Committee has accepted
the resignation of Mrs. Swanson as Registrar. She has done much
to standardize the records and chapter books. The work of this
office has grown tremendously with the addition of new chapters and
the ever increasing membership list. I n the interests of centraliza-
tion, therefore, instead of appointing a new Registrar, the Executive
Committee has decided to try the experiment this year of combining
this office with that of the Grand Secretary in the hope of reducing
the work of chapter secretaries, avoiding duplication of reports, and
economizing in postage and paper.
The National Panhellenic Delegate reports that, as a whole, most
of the chapters have had a fairly successful Panhellenic year. Nu
Kappa reported the lifting by Kappa Alpha Theta of one of her
pledges, who transferred to the University of Texas. The matter
is still unsettled, but is in process of adjustment.
The results of the fraternity examinations, of which a report has
already been published in To DRAGMA, is very gratifying. The
Examining Officer has, however, reported an apparent misunderstand-
ing on the part of the chapters as to specials and graduate students
taking the examinations. They are all expected to do so, for they
are an integral part of each chapter.
The Business Manager of To DRAGMA has an encouraging number
of alumna; subscriptions to report. Life subscriptions have increased
from two last year to thirty-eight with the promise of more this fall.
Those who subscribe now will escape the advance in rates which will
have to be made some time during the year.
The Treasurer's report is given elsewhere and shows that we are
in good financial condition. This is perhaps a good place to remind
all chapters, active and alumna-, that their dues are payable by No-
vember 15th and that dues should be sent for each new initiate or
member of the chapter who is taken in after that time, directly after
she joins the chapter.
The Committee on Revision of the Constitution is still working on
amendments and hopes to devise some means of getting them to the
chapters, so that the badly neede-.! new copies may be printed. Copies
of the amendments passed at the special Grand Council meeting held
in February have been sent to all Grand Council members. I f anyone
failed to receive hers, please notify the Grand Secretary.
The campaign for the Ambulance Fund, of which a report is
Riven elsewhere, has brought to light many discrepancies in addresses
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and has helped much in checking the new geographical directory,
which we hope will be ready for distribution before the magazine goes
to press. Copies may be obtained from Mrs. N . L. McCausland, Jr.,
517 Angell Street, Providence, Rhode Island, at twenty-five cents
each. I n addition to the directory we need badly a fraternity history
and a new songbook.
The fraternity has been redistricted, as provided for in our last
amendments. Viola Gray, our able chairman of Committee on New
Chapters, has been appointed District Superintendent for the new
district, which comprises Zeta, Tau, Alpha Phi, and Phi.
A change has been made in the official jewelers for the fraternity.
L. G. Balfour Co., Attleboro, Massachusetts, has been substituted
for Shreve and Co. Contracts have been drawn up with Balfour
and Newman whereby a royalty is to be paid the Grand Treasury, but
there will be no increase in the present prices to individual members,
except the war tax. Orders will go through the Grand Secretary.
Although this year we have added no new alumnae chapters, yet
there are large enough groups in Omaha, Urbana, Dallas, Philadel-
phia, and Washington to petition. I t would greatly add to the
strength of the fraternity, i f we might add these as organized groups.
Contrary to expectations there has been no perceptible decrease in
membership in the active chapters. A few did not return to college,
but less than in other years. The total active membership has been
550, of which 250 were new initiates. Our alumnae chapters totalled
about 350 members, leaving still some 1,200 associate members
Convention has again been postponed, this time until after the war
unless a special emergency should arise. The Executive Committee
wish to express their appreciation of the confidence which has been
accorded them in the vote passed at the special Grand Council meet-
ing continuing them in office and granting them special powers. They
will try not to overreach themselves!
Thanks, many thanks, are due to all those, grand officers, chapter
officers, and committee members, who have given such splendid co-
operation this past year.
HELEN N. HENRY,
For the Executive Committee.
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GRAND TREASURER'S REPORT
J U L Y 1, 1917—JULY 1, 1918
The past year has been given to proving the efficacy of the plans
instituted during the preceding term. The movement has been to-
ward the development of system in all departments of our work; to
meet and cope with our own growth and the changing conditions.
The war has made many changes; i t has brought us new problems.
The first that we faced was the inadvisability of holding a conven-
tion and the consequent need of some sort of action by the fraternity
in regard to its officers. At a special Grand Council meeting, held in
Boston, i t was decided to retain the present officers, although they
all voiced strong pleas against it. You have been forced, thus, to have
me for one more report, but a short one this time, as it has been almost
entirely expenditure for routine work.
Roughly speaking, our expenses for this year have been largely for
traveling and for supplies. Just what does this mean? As for the
traveling, our president made a trip, covering all our chapters; the
district superintendents visited their chapters as needed; our Pan-
hellenic Delegate represented us at the National Panhellenic Con-
gress ; delegates visited prospective chapters. The visit of the Presi-
dent was of incalculable value. Every chapter and each individual
felt a renewed zest, a stronger sense of pride after meeting Mrs. Stew-
art. The visits of the district superintendents settled many ques-
tions of doubt, gave opportunities for younger chapters to be started
in the right way, and kept older ones up to the traditions of the frater-
nity. Our Panhellenic Delegate's presence at the Congress strength-
ened our position in the world of national organizations The visits
of our delegates resulted in two new chapters, Phi and Psi.
As for supplies, the term is elastic. In one department it means
paper, envelopes, stamps; in another it means telegrams, printing; in
another it means files, engraved charters, emblems, books, expressage,
and parcels post on many things. One never realizes the magnitude
of the organization we are carrying forward, until one contemplates
the vast amount of supplies needed and the generous and unfailing
service given by the loyal members who administer these departments.
Just at present, in passing, let me interpolate an example. Our
Registrar, Mrs. Swanson, has felt that she must resign. We were in
a quandary, but were saved by Miss Henry who is willing not only
to continue her work as Secretary but also take on the Registrar's
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duties as well. Only one who has done the work or lived closely in
touch with i t has any idea of what it means.
To summarize our finances: our assets for the year from the time of
my last report i n To DRAGMA : July 1st, 1917, to July 1st, 1918, have
been i n cash $3,153.17 plus our Liberty Bonds with accrued interest
$517.50 making our total assets $3,670.67. Our total expenditures
were $1,937.46, leaving a balance of $1,733.21, of which $517.50
represents the bond feature and $1,215.71 that of the cash. Our
income from our two new chapters i n installation fees was $385; our
interest was $13.13; leaving our regular income from our chapters
This balance of $1,733.21 is slightly more than that of last year
and means much more, in that we had less income from new chapters.
With our new system of payment of undergraduate dues, this next
year ought to be one of prosperity.
The following summary is perhaps the clearest possible. The
items "Registrar's work, President's Work," etc., are all items f o r
supplies and clerical work, but I have listed them as departments to
make the statement to correspond with the basis of division in last
year's report. $ 18.67
Committee work and petty officers 97-41
Registrar's work 196.94
Secretary's work > 50.00
Committee on Admissions 69.42
Traveling expenses of district superintendents, 685.97
delegates, officers 400.00
National Panhellenic Congress 53-97
The year has not been spectacular in any way. I t has marked a
period of hard work and careful thought, in placing our expenditures
where they were most needed, to bring all departments of our organi-
zation up to the highest point of efficiency by giving to our workers
the proper equipment.
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THE ALPHA OMICRON PI AMBULANCE FUND
Our fraternity has always had an idea of national work. I t has
taken one form and then another, in our minds, from time to time,
while we have waited for it to crystallize to something definite. With
the war came the time for action. We were all, as individuals, giving
of our money, our time, our best effort. Then the call came to many
of us apparently at about the same time, that we, as a fraternity,
should do something in the greatest crisis that the world has ever
known, that we should do something to help our men who were giving
their all for us.
Personally, I was very, very glad to have the opportunity of serving
on the committee. Like thousands of others, I had seen a l l the
younger members of my family respond to the call to the colors. One
had already made the supreme sacrifice "somewhere in France." I was
ready and willing to do anything and everything i n my power. My
committee was chosen carefully, to represent, as nearly as it was pos-
sible in two people, the sentiment of the fraternity, undergraduate and
graduate, as well as geographically. The two selected were Lennie
P. Copeland, now teaching mathematics at Wellesley, and Erma
Lessel, A <&, now teaching at Columbia. We canvassed the desires of
the chapters and then conferred with the Red Cross. The general
feeling was that an ambulance with the insignia of the fraternity
would be most desirable. I wrote to and interviewed various officers
of the national organization of the Red Cross, and from them all
received the same message that at times ambulances were greatly
needed. A t other times, there would be enough ambulances, but
that there would be some regiment that was in dire straits for lack of
a kitchen trailer, which is a portable kitchen, f u l l y equipped and
carried at the rear to supply the needs of the soldiers. A t other
times, there is some department in a base hospital that needs to be
equipped. The point is, in every case, that time counts. While an
ambulance remained unused for weeks or months, a diet kitchen might
be keeping healthy a division of men, or an equipped dispensary might
be saving many lives. The whole spirit which animates us is one of
help and intelligent help. I do not feel that we have a right to
handicap the Red Cross, so the committee will turn over to the Red
Cross our gift, with the understanding that i t shall go f o r our
ambulance, but i f , at the time there is some greater need that this can
meet, that we desire to cooperate, to render possible the greatest good.
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Another point which I wish to mention is that of the ambulance
bearing our name. I thought, at first, that it was an excellent idea.
Far from self-glorification, I thought it might inspire others to do
likewise; that the fact of. an ambulance bearing the name of a wo-
men's college fraternity might make others stop and think, and realize
what some other organization might do to help. But with the sub-
scriptions there came so many letters begging me not to do it, not
to mark it in any way, not to take away from the big. fine spirit of
giving, with no qualifying clause, no label, nothing to make it seem
petty or other than the finest emanation of the true spirit of our frater-
nity, that we should not "vaunt ourselves," but give in the best spirit
of giving, without personality, without letting our neighbor know,
that I was forced to reconsider. I f our girls are animated with that
spirit, our ambulance cannot fail to do a great work, a big, unselfish
work for our allies, with no difference between black and white, Jew
and Gentile, Catholic and Protestant, English, Italian, French, Bel-
gian, Portuguese, American—allies always, designated by the only
word we recognize—Allies! I n the light of this, the ambulance shall
When I first sent out the notices, I did some rough reckoning. I
sent out more than 2,000 letters. On a basis of a dollar each—and
what fell under would be counteracted by those which exceeded—we
would have over $2,000. Out of the entire membership of the frater-
nity just 390 girls have responded, with a result of $892.75 to date.
Now, please do not think that I am asking any of the girls who have
already subscribed to do any more. They have done wonderfully.
Certain chapters have contributed decidedly large amounts. But,
girls, I wish every one of you might have read some of the letters that
accompanied the fifty cent subscriptions and the dollar ones. That
money did not come easily. I t came at great sacrifice. Many a
time, the tears ran down my cheeks, when I realized what these girls
were doing. I n almost every case, the husband was "over there,"
building a railroad, fighting in the trenches, and had left behind a
brave girl with some little children. And that girl was perhaps trying
to run a farm all alone, with no help available, doing not only the
actual farm labor, but also her housekeeping and the thousand and
one services for the children, all on a war income, an income not
large before the main support of the family was taken away, and
now pitifully depleted. I felt that I ought to send the money back,
and then I said, "Never. These girls are of the stuff of which heroes
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are made. They have sent their men to fight and now they are
sending them help and succor. Such spirit as this can never f a i l ! "
I appeal to you girls who have not yet given to think this over.
Many of these girls who have given what they could not really spare,
have written that i f the money did not come in fast enough, that i f I
would write them again, they would try to send some more. Don't
let them do i t ! I t is up to you girls not to let three or four hundred
do the work of two thousand. Our ambulance needs $1,800, to buy it
at $1,000 and support it for a year at $800. Now i f 390 girls have
raised nearly a thousand, certainly 1,800 more girls can raise another
thousand. You will never have a chance to do a greater or finer
piece of work. Consider it a privilege to do such a little, when you
think of what your sisters in Belgium and France have done and what
your own fraternity sisters are doing right here and now. I can
never be sufficiently thankful for the lessons these letters have taught
me, for the glimpses they have given me into the wonderful souls of
our girls. I t has brought a new sense of fraternity to me. I am
proud to claim these girls for my sisters and to be allowed to make a
public acknowledgment of it.
Owing to the amount of postage, etc., it was decided not to send
a receipt for each subscription. But a list of subscribers is hereby
appended. As many times the actual money, in coin or bill, was sent
in the letters at great risk of loss. I would suggest that further sub-
scriptions be sent by money order or cheque, because i f the money
were just placed in the letter, without being registered or insured, it
could be lost in transit and we would have no way of tracing it.
Subscriptions can be sent at any time—but please make it soon—
to Mrs. Norman L . McCausland, Jr. (chairman), 517 Angell Street,
Providence, Rhode Island.
LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS
Abbott, Charlotte Ball, Marion W.
Abele, Marion E. Bangor Alumna? Chapter
Adams, Edith Barker, Dorothy S.
Allen, Frances M . Barker, E. E.
Allen, Virginia A. Barnett, Elizabeth
Alvarez, Florence Baskerville, Margaret
Anderson, Ella T. Bates, Ceilia
Anderson, Merl V. Beaumont, Luree B.
Atkinson, Margaret B. Bechen, Carrie I .
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Bell, Evangeline Chase, Mary Ellen
Bell, Rose E. Chi Chapter
Benjamin, Nellie E. Clapper, Ruth
Bickley, Lucretia J. Clark, Florence F.
Birkner, Gisella Clarke, Dorothy K.
Bland, Reba Cleland, Clara M .
Bliss, Hazel W. Clowes, Helen
Bodine, Martha D. Colcord, Maude B.
Bonham, Lenore Collins, Helene M .
Boothby, Marion Conover, Margaret
Bramhall, Helen H . Converse, Ellen
Braun, Sarah D . Cook, Virginia
Brooks, Ethel Copeland, Lennie P.
Brown, Fannibelle L. Cooper, Mrs. Forrest M .
Brown, Hertha H . Cornell, Ethel E.
Brown, Saidee V. Cousins, Arline
Brydolf, Marvel J. Cousins, Mary
Buckingham, Lelah Covalt, Vedah J.
Buckley, Ruth Cranston, Alice B.
Bullard, Corinna Crenshaw, Mary C.
Burchenal, Emma H . Crites, Marion
Burke, Frances Crossley, Elise E.
Bussell, Edith Cullom, Ethel
Butler, Winifred Curtis, Lucille
Butterfield, Fannie W. Cutler, Frances W.
Butterworth, Mildred A. Darling, Louella F.
Buzzell, Hazel M . Davis, Mary K .
Cardwell, Esther Davis, Ruby
Carr, Cleora Day, Gertrude B.
Carson, Minnie E. Day, Mary W.
Cates, Mrs. Arthur Day, Pauline
Chalaron, Corinne Delta Chapter
Chalaron, Magda de Veuve, Alice
Chapin. Octavia DeWitt, Mary
Chapman, Edith Dibben. Ruth R.
Chapman, Elizabeth R. Dickson, Agnes L .
Chase, Margaret B. Dietz, Edith A.
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Dilts, Clara C. Graham, Jane
Dorner, Frieda L.
Douma, Eddina P. Graham, Lucille
Drury, Daza M .
Dudley, Margaret H . Graham, Nelle
Dupre, Edith G. Gray, Viola C. i
Edgerley, Lillian H .
Eldridge, Helen Greeley, Mrs. Leslie
Ellis, Innes M .
Emenheiser, Mrs. T . W. Green, Jeannette
Epsilon Chapter Greenleaf, Florence E.
Etter, Mrs. Ralph Greenwood, Rena M .
Farmer, Mary J. Greve, Harriet C.
Ferguson, Eva Grout, Katharine
Fitz Gerald, Elsie
Fitz Gerald, Helen Hakher, Gertrude C.
Fleming, Hortense A.
Fletcher, Barbara M . H a l l , Adeline S.
Forsythe, Margaret Hall, Rachel W.
Foster, Kate B.
Gachet, Rochelle R. Handy, Caroline V.
Gammon, Edee Hanson, Mrs. Walter P.
Gardner, Edith M .
Gaus, Daisy Harbison, Frances
Genung, Anna B.
Giddings, Mate L. Hardie, Mrs. Eben
Gilger, Florence W.
Gilleau, Grace Hardy, Frances
Goodan, Mary C. Hardy, Helen E.
Gove, Helen B.
Graeffe, A. L . Harloff, Rose A.
Harris, Ethel E.
Harris, Grace D .
Harstad, Amy K.
Harvey, Edith S.
Hausman, Ethel H .
Hausner, F. Edna
Haven, Genevieve M .
Hedgcock, Nellie M .
Hennings, Merva D .
Henry, Helen N .
H i l l , Jean
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Hoffman, Calista J. Lockman, Lucille
Hoffman, Louise M . Lockridge, Eleanor
Holden, Kathryn Longee, Martha A.
Holyoke, Margaret Longfellow, Celia
Howard, Flora A. Loring, Mildred W.
Howard, Frances C. Lord, Edith
Hubbard, Kathryn McAllister, Janet C.
Hunt, Lilian McCausland, Lillian MacQ.
Hunt, Marion McClear, Leta M .
Huntington, Adeline P. McCloskey, Charlotte S.
Hurd, Laura A. McClure, Edna
Hurley, Margaret McCormick, Jessie R. L .
Indianapolis Alumnae Chap- McDaniel, Wallace
MacDonald, Mildred E.
ter McDonald, Mrs. J. G.
Iselin, Cecile McKennell, Isabelle
Ivy, Alice P. McKinney, Muriel E.
Jackson, Mabel E. McLellan, Anna
Jackson, Mary C. McLellan, Ernestine
Jacobs, Margaret F. McMichael, Angie
Johnson, Katherine McPherron, Grace
Jonett, Blanche L McPhie, Etta P.
Jordan, Marion McVey, Margaret
Keebler, Elsie P. Madison, Lessie
Kelley, June Magill, Mrs. Charles I .
Kelly, Frances Main, Elizabeth
Kew, Emma B. Maines, Harriet
Kirkpatrick, Frances C. Maltby, Dorenda
Knight, Martha G. Manchester, Alice H .
Kraus, Ethel M . Mansfield, Mildred
Kreidler, Jessie G. Manuel, Mabel D.
Kretlow, Mary Maple, Nina V.
Lamar, Rebecca B. Marquis, Minnie E.
Lambda Chapter Mills, Bessie H .
Landry, Mary A. Moir, Ruth
Lattin, Ethel H . Montgomery, Estella
Leachman, Nellie Moore, Evelyn B.
Leavens, Helen B. Morin, Grace
Lessel, Erma Morris, Marjorie
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Morrow, Anne Ressegnie, Edith I .
Morse, Genevieve Rice, Lela M .
Muman, Mrs. Sidney Roane, Jessie B.
Munro, Helen P. Robertson, Mabel P.
Naylor, Esther Robie, Edwina
Neal, Mary M . Robinson, Madeline
Nelson, Katharine B. Ropp, Pearl
Nelthorpe, Helen Rose, Genevieve
Nesbet, Lois A. Rose, Helen E.
Nicely, Ruth C. Russell, Mary E.
Nickerson, Abigail Rust, Mary
Nizze, Gertrude Reichman, Dorothy
Noyes, E. Louise Sampson, Inez E.
Ogden, Esther Sargisson, Geneva
Ohlsen, Orena Savage, Doris
Olcese, Josephine Schieck, Gertrude
Olmstead, Rowena Schieck, Helen
Omicron Chapter Schoedler, Lillian
Osborn, Emilie P. Schoppe, Marguerite
Osgood, Consuela Schrack, Helen F.
Owen, Edith Schulz, Mrs. Henry J.
Paige, Caroline T . Shafer, Florence
Parkin, Joyce Shands, Mrs. A. W.
Pavy, Betsy D. Sharp, Eleanor
Perry, Margaret E. Shaw, Daisy
Petersen, Laura M . Shipman, Helen B.
Peterson, Elinor Shorley, Marion C.
Piggott, Evelyn Sifton. Edith
Phi Chapter Sigma Chapter
Phillips, Alice Silberhorn, R. J.
Pillot, Nadine Smith, Lida K.
Pulling, Carolyn Snoddy, Madeline
Pride, Katherine Snow, Eveline
Ramsey, Margaret Somerville, Lucy
Rapp, Ruby Stafford, Anna C.
Reed, Annie E. Stahl, Mildred H .
Reed, Katherine M . Steven, Mrs. Fred K.
Reed, Marion B. Stewart, Florence S.
Renshaw, Gladys A. Stewart, Isabelle H .
Renshaw, Mildred Stewart, Marion W.
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Strong, Marion C . Watson, G.
Stuefer, Mrs. Otto Webb, Antoinette P.
Sugden, lidith Wedge, Ruth P.
Sunmen, Eunice M . West, Helen D.
Sutherland, Jo H . Whitford, Gladys
Sutton, Mary E. Whitten, Alice I .
Whittington, Mary T .
Swanson, Gertrude Wilde, Zilpah
Swanson, Marie V. Wiley, Louise M .
Swanson, Stadie R. Wilhelm, Bernice
Tarbell, Emily Wilkey, Kathryn
Tau Chapter Williams, Amelia
Terry, Luida B. Wimer, June L .
Theta Chapter Winn, Adele M .
Thompson, Alice Winnett, Mrs. Joseph R
Thompson, Hilda Winship, Evelyn
Tompkins, Myrtle C. Wonson, Martha L .
Toms, Elizabeth I . Wood, Gladys W.
Travis, Mrs. Frank F. Woodelton, Grace
Treat, Doris Woods, Annie G.
Tufts, Elsie Wormwood, Imogene
Turner, Helen Worthley, Louella
Tyson, Mrs. R. J.
Vaughan, Kathleen Wrightson, Olive B.
Wadsworth, Golda Zeta Chapter
Wallace, Mabel C.
Walton, Martha R.
Warner, Ethel F.
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ALPHA OMICRON PI—GRAND COUNCIL
Amendments passed at Special Grand Council Meeting, February
Ratified by at least 2/3 vote of chapters, April 12th, 1918.
The amended sections now read as follows:
Art. V I I . Sec. 3. The Constitution may be amended by a majority
of the Grand Council members present, in person or by proxy, at any
special or stated meeting, provided notice of the proposed amendment
has been given in writing to each member of the Grand Council at
least six weeks before the meeting at which it is to be acted upon.
Art. X. Sec. 1. Each new active chapter shall pay, as a chapter
initiation fee to the Grand Council, $25 (twenty-five dollars) per
charter member (charter member to be defined as follows: all mem-
bers of the existing chapter at time of installation and any associate
member, who originally signed the application for the charter, who
may desire to be included), this to cover all expenses of installation.
This fee Grand Treasurer.
Sec. 2 (new). Each associate member of a new chapter,
not a charter member, before her initiation, shall pay a fee of $10
(ten dollars) to be turned over immediately by the initiating officer
or chapter to the grand treasury.
Old Sec. 2 becomes Sec. 3. Each active chapter shall pay, as an
annual fee to the Grand Council, $5 (five dollars) for each mem-
Old Sec. 3 becomes Sec. 4. Each alumnae chapter shall pay an
annual fee of $1 (one dollar) per capita to the grand treasury until
the membership reaches thirty. No alumnae chapter shall pay over
$30 (thirty dollars). This fee November.
Old Sec. 4 becomes Sec. 5.
Old Sec. 5 becomes Sec. 6.
Art. I . Sec. 1. The officers Registrar.
Panhellenic Delegate, To DRAGMA.
Sec. 2. The officers shall hold office for
two years thereafter or until their successors have been elected and
324 TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI
Art. I I I . Sec. L Stated meetings of the Grand Council shall be
held in June (exact dates to be determined by the Executive Commit-
tee) in the year 1915 and in every second year thereafter.
Art. V. Sec. 1. "The fraternity shall be divided geographically
into five districts: North Atlantic, Southern, Northeastern Central,
Northwestern Central. Pacific (the specific chapters assigned to each
to be determined by the Executive Committee, in case of question).
Sec. 2. Each district shall be presided over by a Dis-
trict Superintendent, who shall become a member of Grand Council.
a. The duties of the District Superintendent shall be to investigate
and keep i n touch with the chapters of her district and report annually
to the Executive Committee as provided in Art. X I , Sec. 2.
b. The District Superintendent shall incur no expense without
the approval of the Executive Committee.
Sec. 3. Each active chapter shall nominate a District
Superintendent before June 1st of convention years, to be elected by
the Executive Committee.
a. No District Superintendent shall be eligible for immediate
b. I f nominations are not handed in by the date specified, the
Executive Committee may make the appointments.
Art. V I . Sec. 5. Omit. ( I n the copy sent out this read by mis-
take Constitution Art. V. Sec. 4.)
Art. V I I . Sec. 1. On or before the fifteenth day of January in
the years sum of one hundred dollars.
Art. X I . (Takes place of A r t . V I . Sec. 5, present Art. X I . Rules
and Regulations 33-37.)
Sec. 1. M o n t h l y .
Not later than the third of each month of each academic year
(the last report shall be sent the day following commence-
ment) the f o l l o w i n g reports shall be prepared and sent by all
a. T o the Grand Secretary by the corresponding secretary a
report, covering in full chapter proceedings for the previous
month according to form provided.
b. T o the Grand Registrar by the corresponding secretary-
according to form provided.
c. T o the District Superintendent by the treasurer an accur-
ate report of the chapter's finances f o r the preceding month.
TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI 325
Sec. 2. Annual.
a. Grand officers, District Superintendents, chairmen of
committees, chapters (active and alumnae) (through their
corresponding secretaries) shall report to the Executive Com-
mittee (through the Grand Secretary) annually by M a y 15.
A correct copy of its by-laws shall accompany each chapter's
Sec. 3. Biennial.
Grand officers, District Superintendents, Chairmen of Com-
mittees, Chapters (through their presidents) shall report in
writing to the Grand Council at its stated meeting.
Sec. 4. Special.
Special reports may be called for at any time by the Execu-
Sec. 5. A l l reports shall be made i n accordance w i t h the
form provided and duplicate reports kept on file by the chapter
or office reporting.
R U L E S AND REGULATIONS
7. Add after "The use of the guard pin is prohibited." A gold
recognition pin shall be adopted, this to take the form of the pledge
pin, but to be one-half its size.
13. A l l fraternity jewelry shall be ordered through the Registrar
on the regular order forms and bills paid to her.
These amendments go into effect immediately and chapter presi-
dents are urged to see that the members of the respective chapters are
made familiar with them and that the proper corrections are made
in the constitutions.
HELEN N. HENRY,
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GRAND SECRETARY'S HONOR ROLL
APRIL MAY JUNE DIREC- ANNUAL
Pi On time On time On time Late Late
No On time On time College closed Late No report
Omicron On time On time College closed Early Late
Kappa On time On time No report Late On time
Zeta On time On time College closed Late On time
Sigma On time Second rec'd College closed Early
Theta First rec'd On time On time On time
Delta On time On time On time On time On time
Gamma Third rec'd First rec'd College closed Early On time
Third rec'd College closed Late
Epsilon Late Late
Rho On time On time On time Late
Lambda On time On time On time Late Late
Iota Sec. rec'd On time On time On time On time
Tan Late On time No report Late
Chi On time On time College closed Early
Upsilon On time No report On time Late
No Kappa On time No report No report Late *
Beta Phi On time On time On time Late
Eta On time On time On time On time
Alpha Phi On time On time No report On time
No Omicron On time Late College closed Late
Psi On time On time No report On time
Phi On time Late Late On time
TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI 327
NOTICE T O ALUMNAE
Any visiting alumnae are invited to communicate with presidents of
alumnae chapters whose addresses are given in the Director}- of Offi-
cers. The regular dates of meeting are as follows:
New York 2nd Saturdays alternate months beginning January.
San Francisco 2nd Tuesdays alternate months beginning February.
Providence 1st Saturdays.
2nd Saturdays from October to June.
Boston Last Saturdays from September to June.
Los Angeles 3rd Saturdays.
Lincoln No data.
Chicago 1st Saturdays.
Indianapolis 2nd Saturdays.
New Orleans 1st Fridays.
Minneapolis Last Saturdays during college year.
Bangor 2nd Saturdays from September to June.
Portland 3rd Saturdays, except December. July. August.
Puget Sound 3rd Saturdays.
Knoxville 1st Mondays.
Lynchburg '| s Tuesdays.
328 TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI
T H E SORQRITY SITUATION AT WISCONSIN
B Y GEORGE BANTA, 3» A ®, from Banta's Greek Exchange
The fraternity world knows that a few weeks ago there occurred
a curious explosion among the sororities at the University of Wiscon-
sin. I n a quiet way, i t has been discussed pretty thoroughly, of
course. The essential point of such discussion is just the one point
as to the occasion of the explosion.
While I had no reason to anticipate such a happening just at that
particular time more than any other given time, and, therefore, was
not definitely anticipating it just then, the affair brought to me no
There was, I readily admit, an element of surprise to me in the
fact that the whole thing originated within the ranks of the sororities
themselves. This was a thing I had not expected. There is a spirit
at Wisconsin which I can best describe to myself as bolshevikism. I t
has been there a long time. The attempts of a few years ago to secure
legislative action against the fraternities had its origin among those
students tainted with this curious spirit and found its most active
lobbyists among them. The spirit itself has never died and I have
always felt that open manifestation of i t has been likely to appear at
Shortly after the official visit of Mrs. Collins to Madison, I had the
opportunity of being there and found a little time to make some
inquiry into the occurrence. The question in my mind before I reached
Madison was whether the move was merely an upthrust of purely local
gases or was preliminary to a larger explosion. I came away feeling
that it was entirely local.
By that I mean that i t came out of the peculiar individualism of
the particular students who were concerned in it. Everyone with
whom I talked was strong in the statement that each girl resigning is
an individualist of the strongest type. As one informant expressed
it, they found themselves hampered as they thought by the group
force of the particular chapter to which each belonged. The evidence
rather tends to show that they are not really true democrats, but pure
individualists, and they resented what they considered to be the con-
finement of their wings by the wires of the sorority cages. I was
assured by one who is in a position to know that some of the girls
already very much regret their action and would be glad to recall
it. The truth of i t seems to be that the movement was a pure group
TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI 329
movement, formed of people with similar tastes and was, in effect at
least, a temporary organization just of the sort that has given birth
to many a Greek letter chapter.
I f the girls who entered into the movement had given them-
selves a week or two longer to think about it, I seriously doubt i f
there would ever have been a movement. The enthusiasm of undis-
ciplined youth simply suddenly fanned the flame of extreme indi-
vidualism of each into a blaze which burned fiercely f o r a short time,
but which everyone thinks has now burned itself out.
I n my reference to this strange spirit of bolshevikism which I
believe threads all through the thought and life of the University
people, I do not mean at a l l that even the majority of the students are
so infected, but that a sufficient number of them are to give a decided
tinge of color to the average of thought and action there. I t is, I
think, a case of the minority, and a rather small minority, succeeding
in giving a color to the whole.
There is, I think, a lesson f o r the Greeks in it all. The youthful-
ness of undergraduates results, naturally, in a youthful and more or
less sketchy formation in every activity of their lives. I found from
those whom I talked with that the sororities, through sheer thought-
lessness, have not carried out all the purposes of the organizations.
The episode has had a certain value in that it caused reflection and
new consideration of the purposes of the sororities. I found that it
was the spirit to actively strive to more f u l l y develop those purposes.
For this reason, the occurrence has not been without value.
The following letter, which appeared in the Daily Cardinal, the
student publication of the University of Wisconsin, on June 1, helps
to shed some light on the situation from the viewpoint of one outside
the fraternity world. I t is so strong and at the same time so appro-
priate that we feel it should be given as much publicity as possible.
T o the Daily Cardinal: June I , 1918.
As a nonsorority girl, I should like to express my opinion regarding the
recent withdrawal of fifteen girls from the sorority life of the university.
The general understanding about the campus is that these girls have with-
drawn from their sororities in order to further the cause of democracy and
that they favor the abolishment of "Greek letter sororities."
Regarding sororities and democracy at Wisconsin I have much to say. One
of the most frequent comments that I have heard about Wisconsin is that we
are an extremely democratic school. This is my own opinion. Almost every
330 TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI
student who knows anything about sorority life in other universities and col-
leges knows that the conditions at Wisconsin are so far above the average that
they might almost be considered Utopian. No girl need feel that her career
is ruined because she has not the right to wear a sorority pin. I f she is made
of the right material she will get just as far as any girl who does belong to a
sorority. She has never been made to feel that she is a "barb." Neither has
she ever been made to feel that she cannot number among her best friends girls
who do belong to a sorority. Her activities are not curtailed, nor does she
suffer through the faculty.
Supposing that, as these girls have said, the sororities are not as democratic
as they should be, have these girls taken the best course to further their object?
Whether or not these girls are the truly democratic girls in college, the best
girls to "boost" the cause of democracy, we will leave to the student body to
decide. Would it not have been better for them to remain within their own
organizations and to initiate their propaganda from within these organizations,
than for them to form a new and exclusive organization in the name of democ-
The reasons why sororities should not be abolished are just as numerous as
the reasons why every girl in school does not belong to one. From my point
of view the most important reason for their existence is that they offer the
most efficient machine for creating sentiment and pushing the vital*activities
of the school. The sororities have responded to every call that this present
year has been sent out. Liberty Loan, Y . W . and Y . M . C . A., W. S. S., Food
Conservation, Belgian Relief, and numerous other causes of the sororities have
received prompt support as well as questions which more commonly occur in
college life. Not only have the sororities responded to the best of their ability,
but we have also known that they could be counted on to help create a senti-
ment which would cause the rest of the school to fall in line. The sorority has
been one of the main supports to every good cause that has been instigated
either by faculty or students.
I n conclusion may I suggest, that if some time in the future democracy at
Wisconsin seems to need a push, this extra impetus should not be given by girls
who, for the most part, have received all that their organizations can give
them, then within the last weeks of their college life, decide that they might
have been better off and their college might have been better off if they had not
been in these organizations. May these future Democrats work from within
rather than from without, and may they be the true Democrats of the university.
GLADYS M . WISE.
TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI 331
There are at present thirty-eight life subscribers to To DRAGMA.
Rho and Chi head the list with five subscribers each, Sigma follows
with four, and Theta, Upsilon, and Alpha Phi have three each. Of
the other chapters some have two and others one, with the exception
of Pi, Nu, Zeta, Lambda, Beta Phi, Eta, and N u Omicron, which
have as yet no life subscribers. Youth may easily account for the lack
of a single subscriber on the part of three of the last named, and yet
it is interesting to note that Alpha Phi, born in 1917, later than Beta
Phi and Eta, already numbers three upon her list.
The new life subscribers, those subscribing since the May number,
are as follows:
Frieda Pfafflin Dorner, Theta Bertha Muckey, Chi
Shirley McDavitt, Kappa Florence Z. Schafer, Chi
Lida Belle Goyer, Kappa Elise McCausland Crossley, Beta
Grace Mclver, Alpha Phi Eva Alia Marty, Sigma
Mary A. Landy, Omicron Theresa A. Ffilstrom, Upsilon
Mildred West Loring, Upsilon Ruth R. Dibben, Chi
Florence Alvarez, Sigma E. Louise Noyes, Rho
Gertrude Briggs Day, Sigma Laura A. Hurd, Upsilon
Esther Morris, Theta Marion Rich, Delta
Margaret Douthitt, Theta Jennie Marie Schober, Tau
Florence Hughes, Chi Ruby Hodgkiss, Alpha Phi
332 TO DRAG MA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI
SERVICE HONOR ROLL
Adelma Burd, '03—Special Government work in Washington.
Mabel Witte Merritt (Mrs. J. F.), '10—husband in army overseas.
Winifred Notman Chandler (Mrs. D . C ) , '16—husband, lieutenant
in Ordnance Department, France.
Rose Von Schmitt Bell (Mrs. George), '09—husband in Government
service in Washington, D. C.
Ruth Brownie Dixon (Mrs. David), '16—husband in aviation service.
Vira Georgeson, '16—brother, 1st lieutenant. Went "over the top"
five times. Badly wounded.
Helen Henry, '03—brother-in-law, chaplain in Navy; cousin, cor-
poral in 640th Aero Squadron in France. Is special worker
under War Work Council, National Board, Y. W. C. A.
Marie Vick Swanson (Mrs. A. E . ) , '11—husband, member of Ship-
ping Board in Washington.
Katherine Stebbins Stevens (Mrs. A. M . ) , '98—husband assistant
surgeon in Navy. Taken prisoner July 12.
Jane Rextrow Maulsby (Mrs. Wm. D . ) , '10—husband, captain. Com-
manding officer at New York University.
Carolyn Fraser Pulling (Mrs. A r t h u r ) , '07—husband, Government
service, Washington, D . C.
Roberta Williams Divine (Mrs. John), '08—husband in army over-
Florence Brande, '17—Telephone operator, Signal Corps, awaiting
Elaine Young, '17—fiance, Roscoe Berglund in aviation service.
Gertrude Falkenhagen, '17—Overseas with base hospital as dietitian.
TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI 333
Clara Murray Cleland (Mrs. J. E . ) , ex-'07—husband in Government
Lucille Sanderson Sheppard (Mrs. Morris), ex-'10—husband, chair-
man, Military Affairs Committee, U . S. Senate.
Avis Hunter, ' 17—Treasurer's office, Shipping Board.
Zolan Kidwell, ex-20—Ordnance Department, Washington, D. C.
Marjorie Kidwell, ex-'21—Ordnance Department, Washington. D. C.
Katherine Lyon Mix (Mrs. Arthur), '16—husband in Government
Lillian MacQuillin McCausland (Mrs. N . L., J r . ) , '99—seven cous-
ins in army and navy.
Lillian Schoedler, '11—Government work in Washington.
Genevieve Boland, '02—four brothers in the service, two of whom
are in France.
334 TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA 0MICRON PI
August 26th, 1918.
My dear Miss Chase:
Please find enclosed a clipping from yesterday's New Orleans
Item, which you might care to use in To DRAGMA. I think it is
significant that out of nine workers and six alternates chosen (from
more than thirty applicants) four should have been A O EE's.
Fraternally and cordially,
FANNIE BUTTERFIELD, K , '17.
The personnel of the first Newcomb relief unit has been announced.
It's the first band of college women to go from the South under the banner
of the Red Cross. It is the third such unit sailing from the United States
and the whole of the Newcomb alumna, collectively and individually, goes its
way these days wearing an expression of uplift and illumination and inspiration.
Can you blame them ?
"With the call for workers growing louder every day, letters coming back
to tell of the desperate plight they're in for relief—those canteen workers and
nurses who have gone before—it's wonderful to feel that we actually are going
to help with our own hands!" says one of the chosen ten.
There are just ten in the unit. That's a Red Cross regulation you under-
stand. And six alternates stand ready to step into the breach should circum-
stances or accident remove one from that first list before the time of sailing.
"We aren't quite sure when that will be," says Miss Caroline Richardson,
chairman of the committee on arrangements, who is among the chosen ten.
"But we have our hearts set on November. I t is a matter for the Red Cross
to decide. Everything concerning the unit is in their hands now."
T H E WORKERS
Miss Richardson is a member of a class that accepts laughingly at every
alumnx banquet the jibes of recent graduates as to contemporaries of Columbus
and 1492. F o r some years now she has ruled freshmen composition classes
with a large blue pencil and a sense of humor at which the freshmen look
(A O I I ) Anna Many, president of the Alumnx, is going, too. Athlete,
mathematician, she won basketball games at college not so many years ago,
has won tennis and golf tournaments since, has taken a degree in mathematics
and taught that same to other Newcomb girls, and she looks forward to this
new test of her sportsmanship with her usual quizzical smile.
Edna Danziger has devoted her time to social service since she left college
in 1907. She has worked at the Kingsley House and the Young Woman's
(A O I I ) Edith Duprez has been teaching English in the Lafayette Industrial
TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA 0MICRON PI 335
Celeste Eshleman has been business woman and Red Cross worker. She
was partner in a gift and blouse shop until recently, the head of the Bronx
County chapter of the American Red Cross while in New York, a member
of the emergency motor corps in New Orleans, one of the women who studied
at the Charity Hospital and served the required time in the accident room, a
member of the Secours Louisianais a L a France which deals directly with so
many French hospitals.
E l l a Hardie has been a church worker at the First Presbyterian Church,
a member of the board of the Young Woman's Christian Association, active
in Travelers' Aid work, a student of first aid classes and of motor mechanics,
a graduate in domestic science.
(A O I I ) May Norman holds certificates in three branches of the Red Cross
work, is a skilled motor driver and speaks French fluently.
Washington, D . C .
July 26th, 1918.
Dear Mary Ellen Chase:
I f there will be room in the next To DRAGMA, won't you put in a
notice to all A O ITs who are working in Washington, asking them to
notify me—for the present—of their presence here. Also, i f any of
the chapters have any members coming here, those of us who are
"used to the ropes" might be able to be of service to them, and always
we would be glad to know of them.
Nine of us here have already gotten together. Margaret Mitchell,
from Zeta, and I first found each other. Then Margaret knew of
two others here—Mrs. Reed of Gamma, and Miss McArdle of Up-
silon. These I invited to my house one evening, when we made plans
to meet again. We are having the Saturday half holiday now, and
last Saturday afternoon Mrs. Reed was ambitious and charming
enough to invite us to luncheon with her. There were nine of us
this time: Margaret Mitchell, Z; Alice McArdle, Y ; Helen Duncan,
Lura Halleck, and Leah Whitted, B Edith Dupre and Rochelle
Gachet, I I ; Claire Durgin and Marion Reed, r . We had a delightful
afternoon together, and made plans for a picnic supper in Rock Creek
Park on August 7th. We shall probably organize into an alumnae
I am sure there are other Alpha O's in the city, and we ought all
to get together.
The Ordnance Bldg., 7th and B Sts., Washington, D. C.
3 3 6 TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI
The two clippings following, which w i l l be of interest to all
A O n's, were sent the Editor by Miss Henry.
General March is an uncle of Katherine March Thomas, K, ex-'12.
Albert Mason Stevens is the husband of Katherine Stebbins
Stevens, A, '98.
MARCH MADE A KNIGHT
C H I E F OF STAFF DECORATED WITH ORDER OF ST. MICHAEL AND ST. GEORGE
Washington, July 18.—King George has awarded the Knight's Grand
Cross of the Distinguished British Order of St. Michael and St. George to
General Peyton C . March, Chief of Staff of the American Army. Viscount
Milner, Secretary of the State for War, sent the following telegram today
to General March informing him of the award:
" I am happy to have the privilege of informing you that his Majesty the
K i n g has been graciously pleased to confer upon you the honorary award of
Knight of the Grand Cross and of the Order of St. Michael and St. George."
Lord Reading, the British Ambassador,, also called at the War Department
to notify General March of the honor.
NEW YORK MEN CAPTURED AND TWO O F CREW DROWNED
IN WAR ZONE
Washington, July 12.—An American naval launch, after helping a French
destroyer to tow a disabled American seaplane to safety, was sunk by German
shore batteries, losing two of her crew, probably drowned, and two taken
prisoner by the enemy.
Assistant Surgeon Albert Mason Stevens, Naval Reserves, of 2226 Loring
Place, New York, and Philip Goldman, quartermaster, of 234 East 116th Street,
New York, landed in front of the German batteries and were captured. Seaman
Charles Joe Tatulinski, 6215 Fullerton Avenue, Cleveland, and John Peter
Vogt, 3042 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, are missing. Three others in
the boat swam for shore with life preservers and were picked up unhurt on
A n official announcement of the incident from the Navy Department today
did not give the date or name the place where it occurred. I t is assumed that
the launch belonged to one of the American warships on patrol duty.
When the United States entered the war Albert Mason Stevens volunteer
and has been in foreign service most of the time since. He is a graduate 1
Yale and also of Oxford University. He formerly lived at 2226 Loring Place,
the Bronx, but Mrs. Stevens has recently moved to 2440 Webb Avenue.
TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA OMICRON PI 337
OF PERSONAL INTEREST
I n the August Good Housekeeping there is an article called Where
There Are Women There's a Way by Frank Marshall White. Read it,
and be glad that Mrs. Grace Humiston is a member of Alpha Omi-
Jessie Wallace Hughan, A, '98, is Socialist candidate for Secretary
of State of New York.
Good Housekeeping is running a series of articles on the women
of the different European countries. The author is Madeleine Doty
of N u Chapter. Miss Doty had an article also in the July Atlantic.
Louise Sillcox, A, '13, is secretary of the Authors' League of
Anne Baker Yates, a graduate of Mt. Holyoke College and of
Columbia University, and a member of Tau Chapter, has been
appointed under the United States Ordnance Department, Women's
Industrial Section, to the position of physiologist of the Middle
Western Section. Her office will be in Chicago, but her territory
w i l l include the states of Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michi-
gan, and Minnesota.
Helen Henry, Grand Secretary, is with the National Board of the
Y . W. C. A. as special worker under its War Work Council.
Mary Ellen Chase will have some short stories in early numbers of
Margaret Kelley, chapter letter editor of To DRAGMA, has resigned
her position as teacher of German at the University of Maine, and is
now doing war service work in Norwood, Massachusetts. Her
address is 134 Cottage Street, Norwood.
338 TO DRAGMA OF ALPHA 0M1CR0N PI
ALUMNAE NOTES Their address
K ex-'06. Married—Ella Butler to Dr. C. W. Price.
is 226 N . Lawrence Ave., Wichita, Kan.
K '17. Married August 3rd, 1918—Virginia Strother to Prof. Henry
Blackwell of Randolph-Macon Woman's College.
2 '06. Mae Knight was married to Mr. Robert Siddell on June 25th
at the home of her sister, Mrs. Whittier, at Stanford Univer-
sity. They are living on a walnut and almond ranch in Lake-
port, Cal. Mr. Siddell is a Wisconsin Beta Theta Pi.
'11. Born to Captain and Mrs. Burton A. Swartz (Jennette
Miller), a son, in June.
A '12. To Helen Dickinson Lange and William Raie Lange, a son.
William Raie Lange, Jr., Monday, August 26th, 1918.
N '10. Mabel Witte was married in the spring to Mr. J. F. Merritt.
'10. Grace Woodelton has been at the Vassar Nurses' Training
Camp this summer.
'16. Winifred Notman was married to Lieut. David C. Prince on
May 14 in Paris. Mrs. Prince went overseas with the first
Y. W. C. A. unit.
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