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• RAPID GROWTH and progress has marked the sixty-four year history of Central Michigan College. Founded on September 13, 1892, as Central Michigan Normal School and Business Institute by a group of local citizens, the College continued to grow in stature and in June, 1895, it became a state institution. From a meager beginning of eight faculty members and a first day enrollment of thirty-two students, the campus enrollment today is 3,537 with a faculty and staff roll of 420. When Central Michigan was taken over by the State in 1895 its property value was $25,000. Today the plant is valued at 23 million dollars and extends over 176 acres. Name change have been frequent. Its names have been Central Michigan Normal School. Central Michigan Teachers' College, Central Michigan College of Education, Central Michigan College. The bachelor of arts degree was authorized in 1918 and the bachelor of science degree in 1927. A master's degree in elementary education is now offered by the College and a cooperative graduate program leading to a master's degree with the University of Michigan is now functioning. The bachelor of music degree was authorized in 1946 and the bachelor of business administration in 1951. In 1952 the State Board of Education, governing body of the College, authorized the granting of the master's degree in education. Primarily a teacher training institution, Central Michigan does have about thirty per cent of its students enrolled in pre-professional and other curriculums. Central Michigan students come primarily from Michigan but many enroll here from other states and foreign countries. Central gradua tes hold many responsible positions in education, business and the professions throughout the state, nation and the world. During World War II navy V -5 and V -12 programs were conducted here. In June, 1952, the College was assigned a Branch-General unit of the Army R eserve Officers Training Corps. FRONT COVER PICTURE: Warriner Hall C entral Michigan College. The tower in the cente~ of the building is a traditional landmark on the campus. Located in the building are the administrative offices as well as classrooms.


Dr. C. L. Anspach, president of Central Michigan, took office in July, 1939. Achievements under his administration have been numerous and far-reaching. Vice presidents are : W. C. Smith, in charge of public services; N . C . Bovee, business and finance; and J. W. F oust, general and academic administration. Currently, the College is undergoing a \arge physical expansion program designed to accommodate from eight to ten thousand students by 1970. Just completed are a million dollar library, Rachel Tate Residence Hall for women, three married student apartment buildings and an addition to Barnes Residence Hall for men. Under construction is the second unit of a Men's Residence Hall, at a cost of a million dollars, and 144 married student apartments. The new Rachel Tate Residence Hall has a special significance to the Alpha Sigs of Central Michigan's campus. The present Beta Theta chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha evolved from the Rachel Tate Literary Society, named in honor of Miss Tate who was the first dean of women at C entral. Until 1940, soront1es were non-existent on Central's campus. All such organizations were called literary societies. In May, 1940, the Rachel Tate Literary Society became a local sorority, Sigma Phi Delta. The group pledged Alpha Sigma Alpha on June 15, 1941, and was officially initiated November 15, 1941.

Cornerstone laying of Rachel Tate Hall.


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z>utaa ~datwe • WITH the prog ress in today's transportation, there is no such thing as a distant relative. Your editor found this to be true when, during her recent trip to Europe, she visited her mother's cousin, the Robert Wa lthers, in their mountain-side villa overlooking beautiful Lake Geneva. Another interesting discovery was tha t the nam e Bucher, so hard for Americans to spell and to pronounce, is as well known in Switzerland as Smith and J ones are here. Miss H elen L. Corey, nation al secretary, visited eleven European countries during the three months she toured the continent by ca r with members of her family , and Sara Jane Bumgardner, fellowship chairman, accompanied Harvey on a business trip to Europe last summer. EsTHER B u cH E R, Ed-itor

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Posing in front of the coveted Panhellenic Scholarship Cup are members of Beta Iota who are holding important positions of leadership on the Radford College campus. They are: seated, left to right-Ida Dean Cock, Ynema Gibson, Nancy Wolfe, Betty Lee Robinson-, Shirley Kirby, Betty Mitchell. Standing: Jean Mays Warren, Martha Sharitz, Ruth Jackson, Shirley Mitchell.

BETA IOTA to~~tde4 CAMPUS . OFFICERS loA DEAN CocK, Beta I ota • BETA I oTA CHAPTER of Alpha Sigma Alpha has been a part of th e Radford College campus for fifteen years. Having donned the cherished red and white, Beta Iota members have given freely of their time to serve loyally their sorority Through this outstanding and their campus. service the life of each member, the chapter and th e campus has been enriched . At p resent, Alpha Sigm a Alph a members a re erving in the most importa nt positions on campus. To call the roll of Beta Iota is to name girls who a re serving in every phase of extracurricular life. E ach Alph a Sig member is encouraged to take pa rt in as many activities as her time will permit and still achieve academic excellence. Time is found however, for fun and fellowship whi ch m ake sorority activitie an indelible impression for a lifetime. elwa R oydon is erving as Student Government pre iden t. U nder her guidance, many changes 2

have taken place to build school spmt and t.o heighten the campus's social life. Selwa, also, ts treasurer of the Southern Intercollegiate Association of Student Governments. Ruth Jackson heads Honor Council and has also served as its vice president and secretarytreasurer. She has been a member of the Council since h er freshman year. Ginny J o Prunner is secretary-treasurer of Honor Council. Betty Mitchell is editor of the campus yearbook, Th e Beehive . Betty was president of the junior class and the assistant editor of the yearbook last year. Ida D ean Cock is in her second year of editing the newspaper, Th e Graphurchat. Ida is co-chairman of Religious Emphasis Week, one of th e college's most important programs. In the music department, Martha Sharitz is president of the Highlanders, the college band. The band is noted for its Scotch kilts and bagpipe section, and has gained recognition throughout the state.


Seven members of Beta Iota were among the ten seniors chosen for "Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges." They are: seated, left to right-Betty Mitchell, Ynema Gibson, Betty Lee Robinson, Shirley Kirby. StandingRuth Jackson, Ida Dean Cock. Suzanne Davis, the seventh member, was absent when the picture was made.

Each honorary fraternity on campus includes members in its group. Shirley Kirby heads Chi Beta Phi, scientific honorary, and Betty Lee Robinson is vice president of Kappa Delta Pi, educational honorary.

Iota. However, we have learned our greatest lesson from our sisterhood in Alpha Sigma Alpha - the value The German club, a social dance organization, of loyalty, the joy of has Shirley Jenkins as president and J ean Mays friendship and the reWarren as vice president. Jean is also president sponsibility of the coof the Concert Dance group and was largely responsible for the founding of this club on R ad- operative follower. To I e ad successfully, one ford campus. must first learn the In religious circles, Nancy Wolfe, Beta Iota's role of the follower. vice president, is president of Wesley Foundation. In this capacity we Other members of the chapter are serving in have served our sorormany other offices in various campus clubs. ity und e r th e wise A~A's leadership was recognized recently when . leadership of our presseven of its members were among the ten girls ident, Suzanne David, chosen from the senior class to be represented in and our adviser, Miss Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. Ellen Philbeck. Our They are Ida Dean Cock, Suzanne David, Ynema Gibson, Ruth Jackson, Shirley Kirby, Betty vows to Alpha Sigma Alpha have served as Mitchell and Betty Lee Robinson. golden cords, close I y Beta Iota has made great strides academically. Having received the ¡ Panhellenic Scholarship Cup binding girls with vafor the second consecutive year, the chapter is ried interests and duworking to winning it again this year to gain ties who strive to uppermanent possession of the trophy. hold the aims and purThe experiences gained through campus leader- poses of this beloved ship have been invaluable to members of Beta sisterhood. A~A




Selwa Roydon is president of the Student Government Association at Radford College.

Suzanne David, president of Beta Iota.


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Zeta Zeta Central Missouri State College


Sigma Sigma Western State College of Colorado


Eta Eta Kansas State Teachers College, Pittsburg




• HILDA GIRAUD HEBERT (MRS. LEONARD B., JR.) BZ, co-chairman of the office of Alumnae Organizer, was graduated cum laude from South-

• RuTH VoETSCH EDDY (MRs. S. K.) BB has assumed the co-chairmanship of the office of Alumnae Organizer. Ruth was graduated in

western Louisiana Institute, Lafayette, in 1944, with a B.S. in home economics education. T en years ago she married Leonard, who had received his degree in civil engineering from Tulane two years before, and who is now executive vice president of th e general contracting firm of Gurtler, H ebert & Company, in New Orleans. The H ebert children, Suzanne Lynn and Andre Lan e, were of great assistance to their mother when he was in charge of gathering the many items which went into the lagnaippe bags for the Biloxi convention. Hilda ha been alumnae secretary for BZ. The H eberts have a busy schedule with carnival activitie and professional and community programs.

1943 from Colorado State College of Education at Greeley, and subsequently taught in Loveland, Colorado. During the war, Ruth worked for O.W.I. as a radio engineer in San Francisco. After that work was terminated, she was a stewardess for Western Air Lines out of Los Angeles and flew the airways She met her husband in Los for one year. Angeles where he was visiting his sister, and was married in New Orleans, where the Eddys make their home. Their daughter is five years old and the joy of their lives. Ruth assisted in reorganizing the New Orleans alumnae chapter, and now is president of that group.

Alumnae Organizer Resigns

dent of the alumnae chapter. Two years ago, husband, AI, was transferred to Baltimore, and that city's gain was Kansas City's loss. With a new home, a full time teaching position, and church and community activities, Dorothy asked to be relieved of her A~A work for the present. Convention-goers in 1955 will recall the beautiful candle-light dinner Dorothy staged, and the general popularity of the Kreek family, Dorothy, Al and son, David.

• IT wAS with regret the resignation of the Alumnae Organizer was accepted by the National Council. Doroth y Whitmore Kreek (Mrs. E. A. ) <1><1> held the office for three years, and was instrumental in adding a number of alumnae chapters to the rolls. While living in Kansas City, Dorothy was presi-




• Two former presidents of Kappa Kappa chapter June Fraps and FJoriana Manno, are working in administrative positions a t T emple University. June is editor of Th e Alumni R eview and Floriana 1s a personnel assistant coordina ting

activities between Temple, the Tyler Art School and the Community College. In their respective senior years, both girls were chosen as Outstanding Seniors at Temple and both were selected as the Outstanding Greek Woman After graduation, June worked for a year in New York City before assuming her duties this fall. In addition to editing The Alumni R eview, June also writes for three other alumni papers,

The Libera l Arts paper ; Ad Lib, the T eachers College N ews; and Th e In ventory, the paper of the Business School. She occasiona lly does other June is wri ting jobs around th e University. currently helping to write a radio program the L aw School is going to present. Floriana began working immediately after H er job, like June's, was newly gradua tion. created. Floriana spend3 two days a week at the Tyler Art School, two days at the Community College and one day at T emple. N either T yler nor Community College has a dormitory, so it is Floriana's job to approve housing in the neighborhood for student occupancy. She also checks with all students to see if they have complaints about their present housing. She makes sure students at both schools know when University functions are to be held and encourages them to attend. At times she provides them with transportation. In addition to acting as housing d i r e c to r, Floriana is an assistant Floriana Manno counselor to the students at both schools. Friday, back at T emple, is reserved for " tying together the loose ends" that have come up during the week. Both girls are enthusiastic about their jobs and find their work interesting, challenging and very rewarding.



• THE wedding of Genevieve Steele Leib and Walter Foltz was solemnized on June 22, 1956, in Liberty, Indiana. After spending the summer in C alifornia, Mr. and Mrs. Foltz returned to their home in Indianapolis. At present they are living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at 59 Isle of Venice. Genevieve, who was a member of the national council as editor of THE PHOENIX, until 1952, is chairman of college chapter alumnae secretaries.

• DEATH came to Bert C. McCammon on October 16, 1956, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and A~A lost a true friend. J ean McCammon (Mrs. Bert C.) XX was National R egistrar until 1954. Mr. McCammon attended the Biloxi convention with Jean, and was always interested in A~A. Before making their home in Florida, the MeGammons resided in Indianapolis, where they conducted public speaking classes.

June Fraps, editor of "The Alumni Review"




INTERESTING ALPHA SIG PAROLE OFFICER â&#x20AC;˘ RuTH GoooAL MILLER 6.6. was selected as one of the 125 women of achievement when D etroit celebrated its 250th anniversary in 1952. As chief of the Wayne county women's division of the State Pardons, Paroles and Corrections Commission, Mrs. Miller has chalked up an enviable record in rehabilitation work with women parolees. "Contrary to what most people think, the girls are not the hardRuth Goodal Miller boiled toughs frequently portrayed in Hollywood films," according to Mrs. Miller. "The most that can be said is that they lack judgment. By the time I get them on parole, they are tired of their former lives and want to get a new start."

ported the book has a good chance of being made into a movie. H. G. Salsinger of The Detroit News said, " It was four years in the making but The Walt er Hagen Story was well worth waiting for." Charles Bartlett of Th e Chicago Sunday Tribun e Magazine of Books had this to say: "Margaret Seaton Heck cast herself as the bravest 'as told to' author of the century by challenging the difficult Hagen assignment. Mrs. H eck's warm, thorough-going interpretation of the Haig's life merits a salute from every golfer." Matt Jackson of The Tim esUnion of Rochester, N. Y., said: "For everyone who knows the Haig, likes golf, or for any American citizen who is still breathing to pass up this vibrant tale . . . would be a great big mistake." Mrs. Heck's home town was Hannibal, Missouri, and her schools are Northeast Missouri College at Kirksville, and the University of Missouri. Soon after her marriage to Dr. Willard D. Heck,

The files of the parole office she heads prove the success of her work. It is reported many of the parolees have found responsible jobs in business and are good wives and mothers. R ehabilitation work with the women parolees begins when they walk into Mrs. Miller's attractive office. H er social work background includes several years spent with the D etroit Welfare D epartment and the Wayne County bureau of social aid. Mrs. Miller is a past president of the D etroit Business and Professional Woman's Club and is a m ember of the Dearborn chapter of 'AAUW. She lists her charter membership in the Thunder Bird Club of America in the category of " pure fun. "

AUTHOR â&#x20AC;˘ THE AUTHOR of Th e Walter Hagen Story, published by Simon & Schuster, is Margaret Seaton H eck AB. Mrs. H eck returned to her home in D etroit, recently and her agent in Hollywood re-


Margaret Seaton Heck


she sold her first adult article to Mu sical Courier. Later, she wrote animal stories for her son, Richard Alan, which were published. As bridal counselor for two Detroit ready-to-wear companies, Mrs. Heck became interested in writing for trade magazines, and at the same time wrote a monthly column for Writ ers' Journal of New York, and was an associate contributing editor for Night Club Magazine. Operating a criticizing and marketing service for authors combined with teaching classes in Creative Writing at Great Lakes College, proved too much, according to Mrs. Heck, so she discontinued both -to devote more time to writing. Three books were ghost written for people in widely different fields, one on aviation, one on married problems, and the third on baseball. Presently, she is doing a book on speed boat racing, to be called Man With a Roostertail, and is collaborating with Dr. Robert Babcock of Wayne University on another book, How Modern Writers Work. Mrs. Heck's principal hobby is a 30-foot speed boat, with genealogy research and the study of arts and crafts of North American Indians running not far behind.

GIRL SCOUT DIRECTOR • KERMIT CoCHRAN BY has been Executive Director of the Area Girl Scouts in Terre Haute, Indiana, for nineteen years. Known familiarly as "C o I on e1" by the Scouts, Miss Cochran takes pride in the growth of interest in Scouting in her area. When she became director there were seventeen troops with 315 girls registered in the T erre Haute area. Now there are 140 troops with 2, 11 4 Girl Scouts, and 524 adults in Vigo county in volunteer scout work. Kermit Cochran Upon receiving her degree from Indiana State Teachers College, Terre Haute, Miss Cochran taught physical education and science at Marshall, Illinois, where her interest in Scouting began. Professional Girl Scout training was taken



in N ew York City, and the position she now holds was accepted in 193 7. Miss Cochran is a past p resident of the " I" Women's Association at Indiana State Teachers College, and at present serves on the committee which select qualified girls from the physical education department to receive scholarships. Busy with Scout work and the activities of A~A alumnae and the Business & Professional Women's Club, Kermit has time for her hobbies, travel, literature, cooking and fishing.

AMATEUR ACTRESS • LILYB STAEHLING DAsTUGUE (MRs. P. F. ) BZ '50 appeared recently in "The Bad Seed," the initial effort of the non-professional Theatre Jefferson in N ew Orleans. The production was the first performance of the Maxwell Anderson play in the area, and played to capacity crowds for a three-night run. Cast in the role of a distraught mother, torn between love for her child and the knowledge of the child's deadly nature, LilyB was received enthusiastically by the audience and press. The theatre's director termed h er performance an outstanding one, such as is seldom seen on the nonprofessional stage. LilyB is a former president of the A~A New Orleans alumnae.

LilyB Dastugue as Christine Penmark in the play, "The Bad Seed." Shown with her is Dr. Joseph Meyers who played Brovo, Christine's father.


PRESENTS FOR AGNEW HALL VALLE L oo MIS, Tau Tau Adviser â&#x20AC;˘ ALUMNAE of Tau Tau presented an oil painting of Miss Elizabeth J ane Agnew, beloved dean emeritus of women a t Fort Hays K ansas Sta te College, to President M. C . Cunnin?ha~ on Homecoming, October 13. The portra1t w1ll be hung in the center section of Agnew Hall when the building, an upperclass women's dormitory, I S completed. Th e artist is Mrs. Ruth Joy Hopkins, Fremont, N ebraska, who executed the painting mostly from colored slides. The artist combined lines and expressions of Miss Agnew's younger years with her charm today to make an oil painting which app ears ageless. Character, kindness and understanding a re all evident in the portrait. The frame is of gold leaf with a wide raised linen m at. Presenta tion of the oil painting was made in Miss Agnew's presence at the Homecoming Alumni dinner by Patsy Ea rl T eller (Mrs. Ga le), president of the H ays Alpha Sigma Alpha a lumnae associa tion . Miss Agnew, thrilled with the presentation, commented that she had been painted before, she had been framed before, but this was the first time she had ever been hung. Miss Agnew's contributions to the college and to all organizations of which she is a member are famili ar to many. H er activities in Alpha Sig-m a Alpha., of which she is a m ember, include eve rything from acting as adviser to presiding a t teas, serving as hostess, standing in receiving lines and lending moral support to the chapter. Miss Agnew fi rst came to the college as teacher of home economics in 1910, and was made D ean of Women in 1919. She retired in 1943 . Now 85, she a lways a ttends college functions and keeps up her activities in the m an y groups to which she belongs. The story of the painting itself is eventful , a nd ' includes examples of co-opera tion of many of Miss Agnew's friends. The idea originated with Eleanor Winters Wickizer (Mrs. J ames ) , Stockton, California, a former president of the active chapter of Alph a Sigm a Alpha. R ealizing tha t the


steps toward such a project must be undertak~n by someone in Hays, the Alphas selected MISS Mary Mae Paul, former Natio~al Registrar ~f Alpha Sigma Alpha, and Kathenne Pratt Merm1s (Mrs. Richard ) to proceed with plans. After much deliberation, it was decided that the artist selected must be one who would work from colored slides and pictures taken of Mi Agnew when she was active on the campus. The first problem arose when it was discovered tha t Miss Agnew's pictures had all been lo3t in the flood of 1951. Local photographers were contacted, and they notified inquirers that they had pictures on file taken through the years of " Zabeth," as she is called by her many friends. Paul Ward, a fri end of Miss Agnew's and th e college, took colored slides from different angles with va ried lighting effects. The artist, Mrs. Hopkins, and her husband came to Hays last May

Mrs. Earl Teller, Miss Elizabeth Agnew and President M. C. Cunningham look over the portrait of Dean Agnew which the Alpha Sigma Alpha alumnae presented to Fort Hays Kansas State College at Homecoming this fall.


to interview Miss Agnew. The last step was contacting alumnae of Alpha ig all over the nation, who responded with their upport and enthusiastic endorsement of the proj-

ect, according to Mrs. Mermis. Miss Agnew herself is reported to be quite pleased with the painting. She is thrilled to have attended the presentation.

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• IN mood and manner not unlike Chaucer's pilgrims, our group of fifty students from Northern Illinois State college, DeKalb, assembled in Montreal, one fine day in June, to set sail on a modern day pilgrimage to the Old Country. Our destination was Ashridge college, a converted country estate 27 miles northwest of London. At Ashridge we pursued a study of the British Commonwealth and its institutions with the guidance of distinguished lecturers Mary Weinberg Hohe for a month. Historical and literary shrines in southern England were visited. Hampton Court seemed still haunted with its memories of Cardinal Wolsey and Henry VIII. Windsor Castle, one of the present royal residences, bears evidences of architectural inspirations of the English monarchs from the time of William· the Conqueror. Stratford-on-the-Avon pays a continual tribute to its famous son with outstanding performances of his plays at the beautiful Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. The cathedrals in Winchester, Salisbury, Exeter, Wells, Canterbury and London are monuments to the religious faith of the people. London with its famed West End and ancient City seemed a completely cosmopolitan city, its streets thronged with people from all walks of life and from all parts of the earth. After a midnight crossing of the Channel, we



toured Holland, western Germany, Switzerland, northern Italy and central France, by bus. Holland with its canals and windmills was a living picture straight from the pages of a geography textbook. A trip down the Rhine river with its almost perpendicular vineyards and ancient castles and heavy river traffic was a curious combination of the old and new Germany. The Swiss Alps provided a pleasant scenic contrast to the lowlands, and the bus trip across St. Gotthard Pass provided thrills and good "shots" for photo-conscious tourists. In Italy, we found Venice with St. Mark's and the Doges Palace, gondolas and canals, as romantic and enchanting as we had hoped. As we viewed the ruins of the Forum and the Coliseum, awe-inspiring St. Peter's Cathedral with Michelangelo's unsurpassed works of art, and the lovely fountains, in Rome, we were filled with reverence and respect. Paris overshadowed all else in France. This planned city, 2000 years old, is still the queen of the continent with Notre Dame, the Louvre, Arch of Triumph, Champs Elysees, Montmarte, the Eiffel Tower, sidewalk cafes and tree-lined boulevards, as fascinating as the travel brochures proclaimed. When our group returned to the United States, we welcomed the sight of New York harbor and the Statue of Liberty, with a new and deeper sense of appreciation of the American way of Life. We returned with a heightened awareness of our European heritage, and a realization of the responsibility the United States has in world leadership.

Four A:$As were in the group of 50 studentsJoan McCown, Lee Anderson, Terry Werner BP and Mary Weinberg Hohe (Mrs. Henry) BK.



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BLANCHE DUNSHEE • Blanche Dunshee EE. a junior majoring in business education at Emporia State Teachers College, is vice president of the junior class. She is historian of the Future Teachers of America and rush captain of Epislon Epsilon chapter. She is a member of Pi Omega Pi. business honorary: Future -B usiness Leaders of America: Omega Literary Society and Young Republican's Club. Blanche was co-chairman last spring of Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska State Day.

JANET BROOKS 0 Janet Brooks KK. a senior sociology major. has been vice president of Kappa Kappa and is president of Temple University's Panhellenic association. She has sung in the Women's Glee club, the concert Choir. and has served as chapel organist for four years. Janet ·recently was initiated into Magnet. the senior women's honor society. She has served on the Homecoming committee, the Freshman Camp staff. and was chairman of the annual White Supper in her sophomore year.

LORRY NYSTROM • Lorry Nystrom BP , a sophomore majoring in English. has been serving as acting-president of Beta Rho for the first nine weeks of the semester. while the chapter president was off-campus doing student teaching. Lorry is an active member of the English club, Future Teachers of tA merica, Women's Athletic Association, Human Relations club, Library Science club, bowling league and the College· chorus.

CAROLYN LOWE • Carolyn Lowe BN , a junior elementary education major, is serving as junior representative to the Student Council. She is vice president of YWCA and Wells Hall Council. Carolyn i~ serving her chapter as its chaplain. Recently she was named a camp~ favorite ·in a campus wide election at Murray State Teachers College. Carolyn has serve~ on the Religious Council and as treasurer of the Association for Childhood Education. JANUARY





~~ Longwood College FALL has really been a busy season for us. The main features were rushing and Circus. Circus at Longwood is like Homecoming for other schools . We, Alphas, had many alumnae to come back to help us cele~r~t~. It surely was nice to see them all! After the festivities of the day were over, we had a fabulous p:uty in th e chapter room. Congratulations to Sara Lou Wendenburg. Sara Lou was capped Wednesday ni ght, November 7, by Alpha K appa Gamma, one of our nati~nal hon ora:y so ci~ti e s . Not only is Sara a loyal Alpha S1g, but she IS president of House Council and was crowned Circus Queen for 1956.- ERNESTINE STOLTZ.

the actives for their little sisters. On November 4, we had a tea at th e home of our adviser, Mrs. Donald Slamer for all of our Oxford alumnae. Mrs. Helen B. Sw;rt, National Alumnae Director, was our guest of honor. On November 11, we held a coffee hour in our suite so that all of our members might get to meet and to know Miss Amy M. Swisher, former Alpha Alpha adviser who was visiting on our campus. November 15, Alpha Alpha chapter celebrated Founders' Day with a banquet at Gray G ables. Mrs. Betty Tohnston our adviser路 Mrs. H elen B. Swart of Dayton, National ' Alumnae Di~ector; and Ann Petree Neimeyer (Mrs. William ) of Cincinnati, National Membership Director, gave the history of Alpha Sigma Alpha as part of the program. The Panhellenic dance was held on November 17. Billy M ay's orchestra played for this Olympian Holiday. - PAT GREENE.

Miami University TH E first semester of the 1956-57 school year is drawing to a close now, but what wonderful memories we have of the months gone by. First of all we remember the month of O cto ber when we pledged our vivacious pledge class. On O ctober 16, we had a combination schol arship a nd activation ba nquet. Alice Lantz, our chapter president, a nd Bonnie Smith were given the rotating bracelets for having received th e highest-point scholastic averages in the active chap ter and the pledge class, respectively. Judy Goddard was named outstanding pledge of the yea r. Black cats, ghosts, pumpkins and witches set the scene for our Halloween party. Bev Warner, dressed as Little Bo Peep, and Judy Israel, who ca me as a black ca t, won the prizes for their costumes. November began with a surprise brea kfas t give n by

Northeast Missouri State College ALPHA BETA ha s been busy making plans for winter rush season. Committees have been appointed and they a re busy making preparations for th e parties. We will have one afternoon party which will be a costume party, a nd the other will be in the evening and will be semi-formal. W e have had several informal rush parties. Homecoming wa s the big event of October with Liz Hildmann prettily representing the Alpha Sigs as our candid ate for queen. After the -game the Kirksville alumnae chapter gave their annual "Coketail Party" for the visiting a lumnae and our chapter a t the home of Eileen McGinnis Kruse. Our float, " We'll Break Their H ea rt," with Dorothy Cole, Lorraine Perome and Sharon H a ll r iding on it won honorable mention in the beauty division. On O ctober 23, after the initiation services we entertained our alumnae with a tea. We observed Founders' D ay with a banquet and program on ovember 13 .- MARTHA ScoTT.



Indiana (Penna.) State Teachers College

Alpha Alpha chapter's fall pledge class.


ALPHA GAMMA an d the Indiana a lumnae chapters entert a ined Saturday, November 3, with a luncheo n at the Rustic L odge in honor of Miss E ve lyn G. Bell, ational President. The tables were att ractively decorated with cornicopia centerpieces and saucy pinecone-turkey placecards. After a delicious luncheo n, Gertrude Lisensky, chapter president, welcomed everyo ne, then introduced Mrs. Betty Luke, a lumnae president. Betty, in turn, introduced Dr. J oy Mahachek who spoke of the many changes that have come about as the years pass, recalling many of the restrictions and pleasant pastimes of former years.


Bobbi Downing and a song, "Come to the Circus," by Doroth y D eiken. At t~e recent IK Carnival sponsored by Inter-collegiate Kmghts the Beta Beta candid ate, Ray McGuire, was named Ugly Man. This is the third consecutive year that our candidate has won the title. The scholastic averages for last year of all sororities on campus were published in ovember. Beta Beta was in second place just .20 of a point behind the group in first place. The annual Sadie H awkins dance, sponsored by our chapter each year, was held on November 17. The dance is held during the Campus Chest drive and all proceeds are donated to the Campus Chest.-SHERRIL HATCHER.

Emporia State Teachers College

Alpha Ganunas work on their Homecoming float entitled "Madame Butterfly."

Gertrude next introduced the members of the college chapter who each presented part of a State of the Sorority R eport, including all of the various activities of the past year. A highlight of the entertainment was the presentation of the two songs which Alpha Gamma sang at the annual Greek Sing. Under the direction of Shirley Miller the girls sang "Alpha Sigma Sweetheart" and "The Surrey With The Fringe on Top." Closing the program was an interesting and inspiring talk given by our National President, Miss Evelyn G. Bell. During Miss Bell's week end with the chapters m Indiana she had conferences with each of the officers and the alumnae group, inspecting work done and in progress. Saturday night the girls entertained Miss Bell at a dinner m the College dining room.-RuTH ANN KIDDER.

EPSILON EPSILONS were busy during Emporia State's Homecoming activities. Besides decorating th e house, we rep eated our annual proj ect of selling mums. Our decorations! under the direction of Ruth Kirby, won second place m the sorority division. Phyllis J ensen was attendant to the Homecoming Queen . Jo Sisson, Mary Jo Ormsby and Pat Hayes were selected for Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. Five of our girls were initiated into Omega Literary Society, bringing our total membership in that organization to ten. In recent class elections Mary Joe Ormsby was elect. ed secretary of the senior class ; Blanche Dunshee, vice president of the junior class ; Donna Brown, secretary of the freshman class. On November 12, the Emporia alumnae chapter entertained our chapter with a dinner in recognition of Founders' Day. At the dinner, Pat Hayes was awarded their annual Senior Girl's Award, in recognition of her leadership and scholarship. In December we were busy preparing for Y-Sing, an annual event for all social organizations to gather together and sing Christmas carols. Epsilon Epsilon aided the Salvation Army in their annual project of providing food for needy families.JoAN N RITTER.

Colorado State College of Education THE biggest event during Fall was Homecoming. The general theme for house a nd float d ecorations was "Faraway Places ;" and w e used " Over The R a inbow" for our house decorations and "Siam" for our float. D ee Ekstrom and Lurly Hunsberger were two of the five candidates competing for Homecoming que en. The first all-campus dance was the Sophomore Ball. Betty Schimpf was one of the queen candidates for the Ball. Beta Beta held a novel party for Fall quarter rush. The party was the A"Z.A Circus and the living room of the house was decorated with many animals, streamers and a hot dog stand. Everyone dressed in circus costumes and the entertainment included an imaginary tight-rope walk by Helen Monell, Pat McHeffey and




Beta Beta's hillbilly band performs at the Sadie Hawkins Dance.


'3eta 1eta Central Missouri State College SETTING the pace for high days and holidays of Homecoming, gala spirits, and high tensions were set free in rousing cheers when her majesty of 1956 Homecoming, T eresa Crabtree sponsored by Zeta Zeta, became C.M.S.C. Cinderella of this annual event. Queen Teresa was chosen by popular vote of the student body. "Paddy Cake Baker' s Man" was the theme Zeta Zeta used through one vigorous and enthusiastic week of campaigning. ".A2:A Bakery Shop" was the title of the convocation skit for our candidate. Alpha Sigs wore large bakers' hats, white long sleeve blouses, matching straight red skirts and white ruffled aprons. Large six feet tall shiny gingerbread men, lollipops and candy sticks which danced about the stage and songs to the tunes of " Paddy Cake Baker's Man" and "Sugar Bush" were used. Two of our smallest Alpha Sigs dressed as a little boy and girl, wandered into the bakery shop and asked the bakers to whip up a dish having the ingredients of charm, personality, beauty and all th e things need ed for a homecoming queen. Upon request what should be escorted out of the door of an oversized, old fashioned, glittered oven, but our candidate, Teresa Crabtree. Night campaign was lots of fun as we went around to all the fraternity houses and dormitories. We were all dressed alike in red skirts, red jackets, white blouses and red beanies. We also carried flash lights attached to handles of red pom-pom shakers which shone beautifully in the dark. We used these shakers in rhythmic unison to the songs and also to form our Gree kletters, A2:A. Zeta Zeta honored Founders' Day by having a banquet on November 14. Also commemorating this occasion, we all wore white, with ribbons of red and white above our pins. The Alpha Sigs helped Panhellenic and the Student Government association sponsor a tea in honor of Mrs. Warren C. Loveinger, wife of the new president of Central Missouri State College. Zeta Zeta has also been busy getting ready for winter rush which began on January 8. A jail bird-cell block theme was selected for our rush party.-Lots GRAUPNER.

Epsilon Epsilon's house place at Homecoming.



received second




A "preview-Thanksgiving" dinner is enjoyed by Eta Eta members at the home of the adviser, Mrs. Perva Hughes.

Pittsburg State Teachers College AT Homecoming, we were honored to have our own Greta Meyer chosen queen. Another one of our seniors, Reva Deems, was an attendant. Greta was crowned at th e concert given by the Hilltoppers and Blue Barron on Friday night, October 19. She reigned over the twoday celebration, leading the parade on Saturday morning, and being honored at the football game Saturday afternoon. That night she and her court were introduced at the Homecoming dance. Of the thirty-three candidates for homecoming queen, ten were Alphas. They were Sharon Steiner, Patsy Millikan, Colleen Recob, Harriet Wintle, Sue Jan Comstock, Jeanne Gill, Kay Roland and Peggy Smith. Our house decorations won third place. Its theme was Cinerama Homecoming, and featured a mammoth Gus Gorilla beating a Washburn Ichabod, our opponent. Our float featured a huge drum with legs of the pledges kicking through th e holes in the sides. They wore black stockings and red satin garters. The theme was " We Can-Can Beat ' Em." Our queen car theme was " The Glitter and the Gold." We observed Founders' day on November 13, at a meeting with the Pittsburg alumnae chapter. Our upperclass pledges presented the Founders' Day program and then a humorous skit. R efreshments were served by the a lumnae. During the evening, a drawing was held for the turkey for which the alumnae chapter had been selling chances. Our chapter bought a block of tickets and decided if one of us should win, we' d have a turkey dinner cooked by our adviser. Madelyn Wheat won the turkey, and we had a " preview" Thanksgiving dinner on November 20, at the home of Mrs. Perva Hughes. Our Christmas formal was held jointly with the members of Phi L ambda Chi fraternity on ovember 30. Favors for our dates were Alpha ash trays. Margaret Angelcyk, R eva D eems, Jackie Hunt, Betty Jo McClanahan and Colleen R ecob were named to Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges.HARRIETT Wt TLE .


Boston University THE first big party of the year was our H a lloween party. It was a masquerade party. On November 2, we held initiation services for upperclass pledges. The Boston alumnae chapter joined our chapter that night for the initiation ceremony and our joint Founders' Day program. On Friday night preceding the Homecoming football game was the float parade. We had lots of fun working on our float, a giant candle signifying our opponent and five girls extinguishing the flame . We are busy getting ready for rush.-SHEILA APPELSON.

Temple University TEMPLE' s HoMECOMING was held on the week end of O ctober 22. Kappa Kappa entered a float in the parade and participated in the Panhellenic open house. Our rush party was on November 1. The party was a parody on the Broadway show, " My Fair Lady." Irmintrude Slaughtery, a hillbilly from Kentucky completely lacking in all social graces, decides to come to T emple. She joins Alpha Sig, and, after a year in the sorority, she is then "My Fair Lady." W e changed the words of th e songs in the original show to fit the occasion and all the Kappa Kappas participated to make this the best rush party we've ever had. Claire Reffuge was in charge of the show. The rush dinner was on November 13. W e had a Pennsylvania D utch theme. Our room was decorated wi'th hex signs and Pennsylvania Dutch sayings . We served knockwurst, potato salad, and the "seven sweets and seven sours." Helga Buda was in charge of the dinner. Barbara Paul was chosen to b ~ on the first squad of the All-College hockey team. Gerry Hanley is on the second team; Mike McKernan, the third; Pat Hinneburg, the fourth. Barbara is also on the second team of the All-Philadelphia squad.- JoANNE McKEOWN.

Santa made his appeara nce once agai n at our an nual Christmas party for the deaf and dwnb children. We always look forward to this party where we can let our hair down and just be children again.-KATHRYN MATSUO.

Marshall College PLEDGING was held on Sunday, November 18, at the chapter house following the end of formal rushing. Founders' Day was observed with a dinner at the Governor Cabell Hotel immediately following the pledge services. Alwnnae, members of the Mothers' club, actives and new pledges attended. During November the chapter worked on a community project by helping the Navy Mothers in their annual campaign. December found members enjoying the "Winter Wonderland" formal a t the Guyan Country Club. The group also found time to take part in the all-campus Christmas sing and to have a get-together before the holidays. Honors among members came when Tammy Orr and Elaine Strock were selected for Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. Mary Catherine Adkinson and Margaret Hudson won 4-H trips to Chicago, Noreita Payne and Gay Hensley were initiated into Kappa Delta Pi, Mary Lu Nixon became a member of Alpha Delta Alpha and Mary Hutchinson was initiated into Kappa Omicron Phi .-ELAINE STROCK.



Western State College ALTHOUGH it has been quite awhile since Homecoming, it will live in our memories. We were proud to have two of our girls, Joy Wiltsie and Carrie Lou Zobeck, chosen for queen candidates. The big moment came, however, wh en Carrie Lou, our chapter president, was crowned Homecoming Queen of 1956. Before restricted rushing started, a Panhelleni c tea was held on November 18, in th e lounge of Chipeta H a ll. Recently most of our time has been taken up with plans for our form al and informal rush parties which will be held at the beginning of winter quarter. We

Drexel Institute OuR Founders' ba nquet was held on November 12, at a restaurant near the campus. Charlotte Mcinnis, our president, assisted by four of the m embers presented the Founders' Day program. We were honored to have with us for the banquet Mrs. George Baker, adviser to our Mothers' club, and our alumnae. Rushing officially began for Nu Nu on November 15, with a coffee hour at the Drexel dorm. In January, we will be having our second and last rush party with entertainment and a dinner for the prospec tive rushees. Nu Nu's candidates for Panhellenic queen are our president, Charlotte Mcinnis, and our membership director, Linda Wilson. The ball will be held on January 12 in a center city ballroom. Our social chairman, Linda Wilson, has been busy arranging parties with different fraternities on campus. Parties have been held with Alpha Pi Lambda, Delta Sigma Phi and Sigma Pi.




Sigma Sigma's "I'm a Lonesome P olecat" float in the Homecoming Parade.


have been d iscussing invita tions, d ecora tions, favors a nd possible location. Founders' D ay was celebrated at our meeting on November 14 . The K appa D elta Mus have honored our chapter by nomina ting two of our girls, Treva Beam and Molly H ardy, for Greek Swee thea rt. For a philanthropic project, we made nut cups a nd place ma ts for Tha nksgiving a nd Christmas for Montrose Hospi tal. W e have offered our servi ces, if need ed, to help administer th e Sa uk Polio va ccine shots.-TREVA BEA M.

Fort Hays State College FRESH MAN r ush bega n on November 19, with the Powder-Puff pa rty to which all freshmen women students received invita tions. The program was a fashion show with models from each sorority. Mary Ellen Walker, V elda M oyer a nd K ay Ann Hill mod eled for the Alphas. Following th e fashion show there was a pa nel di scussion directed by th e rush chai rmen of the sororiti es. F orma l rush started two weeks before Christmas vacation and ends the second week of second semester . " Silver Bells" was th e th eme of our Christmas formal. We have just completed a new 路chapter room and pledge room in our house.- K ATHY WEEM S.

Northwest Missouri State College PHI PHI recen tly com pleted a successful rush a nd h as a ni ce gro up of pled ges. H omecoming is ove r. Phi Phi tied for first place, with two other orga nizations, for the possession of the Supremacy trophy offered each year for a ll-over-pa rticipation. W e placed second in th e beauty flo a t competiti on with th e th eme, " We've Got That M agic T ouch." Our skit ra ted third in the variety show a nd our house decora tions a lso received third. We received second for allover parade participation. F erra! Fos ter was elec ted intramu ral chairman. L as t

year Phi Phi received the intramural trophy. We are eager to defend our first place. "Of Thee I Sing" was a musical production presented on campus in O ctober. Pat Adams was in charge of choreography and also had a lead in the play. Jeanne Goodson had a leading vocal part. The Alphas were well represented in the chorus of the production. R . JEA NETTE RoBERTS.

Ball State T eachers College HoMECOMI NG plans dominated the scene the last pa rt of O ctober . A vi ctory salad was our flo a t theme. The center of interest was a huge salad bowl fill ed with la rge vegetables labeled with the fo llowing slogans : L ettuce Win, Turnip Victory a nd Beet Butler. Carol Dubert was dressed as a chef and Milly R ak, Joy Kean and Betty Bobbit were waitresses. Betty h eld a pepper shaker which wa s labeled Pepper ' Em. Jo Hayes was our candid ate for queen. As a publicity stunt we passed out footb all cookies with Jo written on them and serenaded th e men's dorms and fraternity houses. R eligious Emphasis W eek, held November 5, 6 and 7, was observed by Chi Chi' s attendan ce a t the pa nel discussion of " How Can R eligion Be Empha sized in Social Organizations? " . Topsy Turvey Tavern, a n annual event, was held on November 10. Carol Dubert w as our candidate for the T opsy Turvey Doll. Our skit was entitled " Will You Be H ere?" . F a shions of the year 2056 were mod eled by Milly R a k, Peggy Gillette and Betty Bobbit. Then we showed the styles of " progressive Ba ll State"sloppy Bermudas and saggy sweatshirts. Ba rba ra Schied was cha irman of the skit and Milly R a k w as chairman of publicity. We held our first rush teas on November 9, 10 and 11 . On ovember 1 7, wa s the first invitational pa rty with the theme of Mother Goose Review. A Calend ar Girl contest has been sponsored by the Studen t Center. Girls were chosen to represent each month a nd a queen was chosen from these twelve girls. Dot Cord was selected as Miss M ay. The calendars were given ou t a t the d a nce on November 16. Anna Lou Willis was the chairma n of the committee for plannin g of the holiday pa rties a nd coffee hours held in our suite. Money-making proj ects tha t a re being pla nn ed are th e magaz ine d rive and anoth er rumm age sale. M a ry Ruth Birk is chairma n of the magazine dri ve a nd Sue Bae r is cha irman of the rummage sale.- BETTY SovRI NG.

Northwestern State College

Phi Phi placed second in the beauty float division with its floa t, " We' ve Got That Magic Touch."


TH E las t few months have been " big ones" for us. Some of th e events have been slumber parties, rummage sales, house clea ning parties, d ecora tions of floa ts for H omecomi ng and C hristmas parades a nd ru sh pa rties. R ose Campbell was a member of the Sta te F air co ur t a nd th e H omecoming court. Beverly Gra nbery was also a member of State F a ir co urt. Peggy K err a nd Clois W a rner were elected ROT C sponsors. The theme of our rush parties was " Oriental Paradise." D ecorations were ce ntered a round J a pa nese a nd Chinese subj ects. We held open house a t Homecoming a nd enjoyed seeing many of our alum nae.-Yvo NE RAI NS .


Northeastern State College BETA GAMMA placed second in the Homecoming parade with its "We' re Expecting A Victory" float. It consisted of a huge papier-mache stork standing in a baby cradle. Adorning the float were girls dressed as nurses, in all white shorts, blouses and hats, holding the newborn footballs of victory. Representing us in other Homecoming festivities were Donna Sue McNabb, football queen attendant; Anita Cearley, Wilson Hall queen; Leah Stephenson, Cherokee Hall queen ; and Carol Syverson, V eterans' club queen. We observed Founders' Day by wearing red and white ribbons above our pins on November 15. That night we held our Founders' D ay program, "Alpha Sigma Alpha Garden," in the banquet room of the Student Center. Following the program refreshments were served. Nine of our members and pledges are members of the newly organized girls' drill team, the Cherokee Maidens. They are Joyce Brya nt, Rosemary Castleberry, Sue Chilcoat, J ean Ford, Norma L edford, Jane Nesbitt, Maggie Salsbury, Carol Syverson and Bobbie Thompson. The drill team has performed at all of our football games this year. In December was the All-Greek D a nce sponsored by the fraternities and sororities. Our freshman queen candidate, Mardell Wadkins, deserves the honor to represent ~A. She a nd our other pledges have been working hard campaigning. We have big hopes of winning Freshman queen for the fourth consecutive year.-NoRMA HATLEY.

Mississippi Southern College BETA D ELTAS have completed a successful rush week. The pledge class is very enthusiastic and has taken charge of the magazine sales and the scrapbook. The pledges entertained us with a surprise Halloween party. Our annual Founders' D ay banquet was held on November 15. Seven of our girls were selected to represent Beta Delta in the annual election for college beauties. They were presented at the annual Beauty Ball on D ecember 7. Anna Moore presented to the chapter a scrapbook made of wood with the ~.A crest carved on the front. Plans are now being made for our Spring form a l which will be held in February.-SusAN NEWTON.

Madison College AFTER an exhilarating week of parties and fun, the Beta Epsilons held pledging on October 30. We were fortunate in having a great many of our alumnae back back with us for rush week end. At the Panhellenic Sing on October 29, our chapter received second place in scholastic achieveme n t among the other sororities on campus. Our annual Founders' Day banquet was held at Blue Gables in Elkton. Lynne Ramsey and Beverly Belt were selected for Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges.




For our philanthropic project, we sent CARE packages abroad during Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. - ANNE TOWNES.

Southwestern Louisiana Institute RusH WEEK with all the hustle and bustle that goes with it is over. Pledge services were held on ovember 6. We celebrated Founders' Day with a sunrise breakfast. On D ecember 1, was our pledge workshop and dance. During the morning at the workshop under the direction of our membership director, the members and the pledges took part in a round table discussion built around our motto, Aspire, Seek, Attain; the pledge manual; and the constitution. Both the members and the pledges discussed what they Aspire, Seek and hope to Attain as a group and as sorority sisters. Climaxing the day's activities was the pledge dance that night. The theme of the dance was New Orleans. Sydney Stark was the general ch airman and mistress of ceremony. R ed and white checkered table cloths, candles in old bottles, lamp posts, wrought iron chairs, a fountain, grass carpet and an artificial brick wall were used to carry out the theme of New Orleans. Dorothy MacCandless, Martha Briggs, Beverly Mire and Martha Meaux were nominated for Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges.-PATRICIA T ARDY.

Dickinson State Teachers College ON O ctober 8, a tea was held in Klinefelter Hall for prospective Alpha Sigs. On October 29, we held our pledge services. Homecoming was October 26-27. Our float won third place in the parade. Following the football game, we held a coffee for our a lumnae at the home of one of our patronesses, Mrs. H. J. Wienberger. On November 6, .we held a candy sale at May Hall. Rogette Zahradnik was named to Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges.-RosE RmL.

Central Michigan College PRIOR to the big Homecoming week end .A~As were found working on campaigning materials with the Campus Vets. Our candidate for 1956 Homecoming queen was J.o Bement. Homecoming week end itself involved many activities for the Beta Thetas. Last minute touches had to be completed on float which we built with Tau Alpha Upsilon fraternity. Before the game we met in Keeler Union for our annual H:>mecoming breakfast. Central's campus as a whole honored alumni from 1936 to 1946 and we were glad to meet those Alpha Sigs who were responsible for forming our chapter. Many recent alumnae were able to come back. Alpha Sigma Tau sponsored a bicycle relay for all sororities on October 23. Those participating for Al}A were Kay Moessner, Carolyn Holler, Jeanne Eyman and J an Hermann. Just a ft er Homecoming rushing activities began in full swing. Pledging has been held and our quota is completed for the year.





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Christmas season brought a time of fun and the experience of giving. A party was held in the soro~ty room and gifts were distributed from beneath the tmy Christmas tree. Following the party, the senior members gathered for a brief period ?f fellowship. ~he group contributed articles for a Chnstmas basket whrch was given to a needy family in Radford. The new year will be a great year for Beta Iota. We are all working hard on our academic subjects in order to keep the scholarship cup; a big Valentine party is being planned; and much good fellowship is in store for all of us.-IDA DEAN CocK.

Western Illinois State College

Pictured from left to right looking at Beta Eta's scrap路 book are Miss Leila Woods, chapter adviser; Arlene Mayer, secretary; and Mary Miklautsch, president. On November 11, Alpha Sigma Alpha met with ~eta Tau Alpha Sigma Phi Epsilon and Tau Alpha Upsrlon in the College D en. We enjoye d a chili supper and singing, dancing and games.-J AN HERMANN.

Radford College TH E rush excitement and bustle which all surround our rushing ~eason are now over. Following the pledging service a party was held in honor of the pledges. Rush period began with our annual party, and our rushees, dressed as little girls, were welcomed to "Neverland." The room, delightfully decorated, looked like a fairy tale brought to earth, and the big red and white Alpha castle was the center of attraction. To carry out the theme, all the Beta Iotas were dressed like Mother Goose characters. The program consisted of fairly tales, given the modern touch; musical solos, modern dance routines, a recitation skits and pantomimes. At the close of the entertain~ent, each of the rushees recited a nursery rhyme and was given an Alpha doll for her participation. To observe Founders' D ay, Beta Iota held a formal banquet at the Collier House, near R adford. The senior officers presented the program and group singing was enjoyed . To highlight the evening was the announcement that Betty Mitchell was our "Alpha Sweetheart" and the "Alpha Sigma Sweetheart Song" was sung in her honor. Another new addition has been added to our sorority room. It is a TV set and th e girls are enjoying long TV sessions. The set was given to the chapter by our alumnae. Ruth Jackson, Ynema Gibson and Ida D ean Cock have been selected for membership in Pi Gamma Mu, social studies honorary. H elen Fowler, Judith Parsons, Ginny Jo Pruner, Martha Sharitz and Mary Jane Webb were tapped for Kappa Delta Pi, educational honorary. The modern dance concert, which was held at the end of ovember, featured four of our members in solo roles. They are Jean May Warren, who is president of the Concert Dance group and director of the show, Bobbie Butler, Betty Lee Robinson and Ru th Jackson.


FORMAL RUSHING is over . "Isle of Alpha" was the theme of our informal party. Palm trees, fish nets and sand gave the impression of an island. The actives came dressed as native girls and shipwrecked sailors. H awaiian punch and assorted crackers were served as refreshments. Leis served as name tags and live goldfish were given as favors. "Manhattan Serenade" was the theme of our formal rush party. The tables set up around the room, the darkness with the exception of lighted candles on the tables, the cigarette girls and the entertainment all set the mood for the big city night club. Favors were little top hats filled with lipstick and perfume. Open-face sandwiches on colored bread and tinted ginger ale were served as refreshments. On Sunday morning after pledging services we took our new little sisters to breakfast and church. Immediately after rush, plans were started on our assembly which was given on D ecember 11. R everend Emerson Colow was a dinner guest at the sorority house during Religious Emphasis Week. After dinner an informal discussion was held.- DIANNE DALY.

Arkansas State Teachers College O N Saturday, O ctober 6, before the football game with Oua chita College, we attended a tea given in our honor by Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity. On October 8, several of our members took part in "Play Night," an evening of informal fun for all sorority members on campus, which was sponsored by the Women's Recreational Association. On October 18, we participated in R eligious Emphasis Week by a ttending the evening devot ional service in a body. The highlight of our activities occurred at the annual Panhellenic Scholarship dinner when we were presented the 1955-56 scholarship cup for attaining the high est grad e-point average of all sororities on campus. Rush seaso n at ASTC began with the Panhellenic tea. W e are busy completi ng plans for our rush parties, the first which will be a "flapper" party. Mary Lewis has been elected secretary of the Junior class.- MARGARET SLIGER.

Henderson State Teachers College ON ovember 5, we held initiation servrces for our pledges.


Joanne Jones gave an excellent performance in the lead role of "Skin of Our Teeth" which was given on ovember 8 and 9. Jonalee Piper and Caryl Linton were admitted to membership in Heart and Key, a service organization to promote the Reddie spirit. November 29 was Homecoming at Henderson. It was good to welcome our alumnae back to the campus.CARYL LINTON.

Murray State College A FALL fashion show was the scene of our fall rush party. Pledge services were held in our sorority room on October 17. Nancy Cummins has been elected a cheerleader for Murray State and has been nominated for ROTC battallion sponsor. Ann Smith, Scotty Heathcott, Janie Kirksey and Emily Oldham have been selected as candidates for Shield Queen. Homecoming was a marvelous success mainly because Beta Nu's Scotty Heathcott reigned as Homecoming queen. We entertained our alumnae with a brunch. Beta Nus elected to class offices are: Scotty Heathcott, senior class secretary; Emily Oldham, senior class treasurer; Ann Shell, junior class secretary; Jane Shell, sophomore class treasurer. Janie Kirksey played in one of the skits of the Last Resort, a variety show. Alpha Sigs at Murray like to roller skate, so a skating party was held at the Murray Roller Rink, October 29. No C!isualties resulted, but there were those who received special recognition for action beyond the call of duty. Pat Kincannon, Carolyn Lowe and Scotty Heathcott were among the nine campus favorites chosen on November 8, in a campus wide election. Jane Brown and Marilyn Mahan received bids to Pi Omega Pi, business education honorary. "Calendar Girls" was the theme of the program given for the patients at Fort Campbell Hospital on November 19.-EMILY OLDHAM.

Concord College . HoMECOMING, October 20, was a big success for Beta P1. Faye Sumate was elected Homecoming queen aRd N~ncy Thompson was an attendant to the queen. "The H1lltoppers Won't Sing Anymore" was the theme of our float. which received second prize. Preceding the game thirteen cars, decorated with red and white streamers and the letters, A~A, were entered in the parade. We enjoyed being with our alumnae at the tea :Vhich we gave in the lounge of the women's dormitory. On October 24, we held our pledge services. Fo_unders' Day was observed with a banquet held at Pmnacle restaurant in Bluefield. . On ~ecember 14, Beta Pi participated in Mountain Lwn N1ght. Song and dance routines were presented to represent events from 1860 through 1960.-ELIZABETH MATNEY.

Northern Illinois State Teachers College BuiLT around the theme of "Southern Belles and Parasols," Beta Rho's rush parties proved a great success. The decorations and refreshments carried out t~e theme. We wore pastel formals and matching picture hats to the formal parties. Entertainment was a vocal solo by Char Glabowiz and a duet by Carol D:ogula . and Pris Rauch. Each rushee was presented with a picture hat and a ring during the ring ceremony. To conclude the impressive party, we stood along the w_alk as the rushees left, serenading them with Alpha S1g songs. Formal pledging was held on October 16. November 3 was a big day on Northern's campus, for we were all engaged in making our 1956 Homecoming the biggest yet, and we succeeded! It was a perfect day for the parade. All the Beta Rhos made an extremely fine picture as we walked through the main street in DeKalb, with our float, "The Teahouse of the August Moon." It was great fun being dressed as Japanese and tossing teabags to the spectators who were later to watch Northern have its opponent for

Wayne University OuR chapter has been busy working on Holiday Carnival which was November 23-24. This is a university-wide venture which is open to the whole city of Detroit. Robin Hood was the theme we used for our booth. We had bows and rubber tipped arrows. For targets we cut deer shapes out of plywood and hinged them on frames so they would fall backwards when hit. We allowed four shots for a quarter. Every campus organization that took part in this venture was given 10 per cent of all money taken in by their booth and also 10 per cent on their advance ticket sales. At the same time we were also selling pound tins of Golden Crumbles. For the Christmas Art show, we made birds and 16 pointed stars for sale. We have also been selling address labels for envelopes.-CAROL R. MAcGREGOR.




Beta Rho's homecoming float, with the theme of "The Teahouse of The August Moon," won third place in the single's competition.


tea! With the stiff competition, we were happy to have placed third in the single's competition. After the game, we entertained our alumnae, advisers and patronesses at a tea. On ovember 9 the hall was filled to capacity for our annu al Panhehen ic dan ce. This year, the prim sorority girls were twirled to the theme of "A Touch of Venus." Beta Rho's Char Sebesta and Fran Stellmoch dressed in becoming Greek togas, a dd ed their delightful touch to the atmosphere by serving punch. Beta Rhos, all donned in white, celebrated Fou nders' Out patronesses, advisers a nd D ay with a party. alumnae were special guests.- PRIS R AUCH .

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gave the first party of form al rush at Allendale Lodge. T he theme was " Parisian Street Scene." Several of the Arthur Murray d ancers from th e local studio provided the entertainment. The Sunday night party was an "Autumn Panorama" with D eAnna E ckert in charge. Gloria K ettlehut was cha irman of the " Crimson and Pearl D essert," which was preference night. Our squeal party was at the home of Mrs. Ri chard Egly. Everyone enjoyed making "This is Your Life" scrapbooks. D eAnne Eckert is the volleyball captain of the Alpha Sig tea m. Gloria K ettelhut has been named our representa tive to ,the Crystal Ball committee. The Crystal Ball is a n a nnual da nce sponsored by Pa nh elleni c CounciLBETTY L EGAN.

Southwest Missouri State College O N Homecoming we entertained our alumnae at a luncheon at the K entwood Arms Hotel. After the football game, we held open house at the sorority house. J ean Williams was a n attendant to the Homecoming queen. The pledges sold mums for the game as their mon eymaking project. The Mothers' club gave us a quarter luncheon to start the year. A drawing was held for a present given by the moth ers. J ean Williams was the lucky recipient of a lovely apron. R ecently the Mothers' club presented the chapter with a new vaccum clea ner . Beta Sigma observed Founders' D ay with a banquet a t the K entwood Arms Hotel. Linda Fleenor was in charge of the program given by the pledges. J ean Hutcheson, a pledge, was selected for our candidate for Miss Merry Christmas. The pledges entertained us with a Christmas party at the sorority house. - BABS CHAPMAN.

Indiana {Terre Haute) State Teachers College THE winning of the seco nd place trophy for our flo a t in the Homecoming parade climaxed an eventful week end for Beta Upsi lon. Rush, whi ch was from O ctober 18 to O ctober 23, began with four split-pa rties. The alumnae chapter

Beta U psilon's float received the second place in the Homecoming Parade at Indiana State Teachers College.


Stout Institute BETA PHIS entertai ned their alumnae at a breakfast a t Homecoming. Our flo at, entitled "We' ll Shoe Them Our big to Victory," received honorable mention. moneymaking project, the selling of real and artificia l mums for homecoming, wa s very successful. " Strangers In Paradise" was the theme of our rush party held the first week in October. For atmosphere there w ere pages, heralds, angels and a throne. Each guest was presented with an engraved demitasse spoon as a favor. Founders' Day, November 15, found us meeting to co mmemora te the foundin g of our sorority. The next date circled on our calendars was D ecember 1, our lntersorority Ball. The theme, "An OldFashioned Christmas," was capably worked out by the four sororities on campus.-VICKI KIRK DAEHLI NG.

Arizona State College BETA CHI h as been very busy tbis fall with rushing, pledgi ng and initiation. We entertained rushees with an informal Indian pa rty at the home of our new adviser, Mrs . Jo D evine. The rushees sat on colorful Indian blankets ami d decorations of authentic Indian tomahawks, headdresses and tepees. In keepi ng with the theme, we served chili beans and crisp corn wa fers to our guests. Our formal rush party, "Alpha Sigma Alpha Paradise," featured a fountain, a big harp and angelhair centerpiece, a nd our si ngi ng of our versio n of "Stranger in P aradise" to the rush ees as they threw daisies in the founta in with the idea that they would someday return to Alpha Sigma Alpha Paradise. Our efforts were rewarded with a nice group of pledges, a nd our open rush Hawaiian a nd H a llowe'en parties a lso add ed a number of girls to our pledge class. Initi ation for last semester's pledges was h eld on O ctober 14. After the ceremony the new actives were entertai ned with a dinner at the Arizona Country Club. J acki e Wishard was chosen Outstanding Pledge of her class and was presented with the coveted Outstanding Pledge Plaque with her name and pledge class year inscribed on it. Our float, entered in the Homecoming parade on October 27, represented Antarctica and featured two penguins chasing each other in a circle on an iceberg with the lettering, "We're for the Spartans goin g around in circles."


On ovembcr 15, we celebrated Founders' D ay. We all wore red sweaters, gray skirts and red and white ca rn a tions. Following a ceremony in the suite, we had dinner together, along with three of our patronesses. The following Sunday, th e sophomores woke us at 6: 30 A.M. and took us to the suite where we had breakfast of orange juice, coffee a nd millions of doughnuts. At 8 o'clock we tiredly, but happily, trooped back to our little trundle beds. On December 9, we held initiation for th e fall pledge class.- SuzA NNE SMITH .

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Pictured above is Doris Hamilton, president of Beta Chi, receiving the Theta Chi Dream Girl pin. Beta Chi is very proud of its president, Doris Hamilton, who was recently chosen Dream Girl of Theta Chi fraternity at their annual Dream Girl Formal. Annis Jones was elected president of Panhellenic Council. Our pledges made voodoo dolls for the football game with ASC's bitter foe , the University of Arizona. The dolls were made of red and blue yarn, the U's colors. We are in the process of choosing our Song for the Greek Week Interfraternity Sing and are making plans for our Sweetheart D ance. We have voted on snappy leather shoe shine kits for our escorts.-JOA N HALL.

. Western Michigan College of Education ANNE PowELL was elected by the campus to be the 1956 Homecoming Queen. Following the football game we gave a coffee for our alumnae. Beta Psi h as chosen two foreign girls as affiliate members, Berit Mollekleiv of Norway and Shirley Nakamura of Hawaii. We all enjoy meeting and working with these two girls. At a slumber party held in the Panhellenic house we made scuffs for the VA hospitals. We a lso made plans for our bazaar. Following the pledge service on October 29, we entertained the new pledges with a dinner. Dad's Day week end was November 3, and Beta Psi's present to their Dads was a "Gay Twenties" dinner. Our officers attended the campus leadership confere nce on D ecember 4. We are looking forward to the Panhellenic Ball and Banquet which will be held on January 12.-MARCIA SMITH.

CLOSED rushing ended on O ctober 31 , and we had our pledge service at the home of our president, Rose Marie Greco. Homecoming at Creighton was on D ecember 7. The theme of the floats was "Circus." Our float was a "J ack-in-the-Box" with the slogan, "Spring to Victory. " Maureen U pington and Coletta Denniston, two pledges, were responsible for our float . Patricia Potthoff and Lois Nell Leibel were also on the committee. Rose Marie Greco was one of the two Homecoming princesses from the Pharmacy College. We also sold mums for Homecoming. Our pledge dinner was held on December 1, at the R egis Hotel. During our last busy week before Christmas, we gave a Christmas party for the children at St. Joseph's HospitaL-Lois NELL LEIBEL.



Wisconsin State College, Stevens Point AFTER our " Rom an Holiday" rushing party, we continued in the ancient tradition with a "Grecian Fanfare" pledge party. Cute paddles, with the sorority crest and Central State College on them, were given to the new pledges as gifts to be used during pledging.

~eta()~ Bucknell University IN October, we had a cozy m our suite, and everyone worked on our current project. We a lso went to the Old Folks Home with the Alpha Chi Omegas to sing for the people there, and we really enjoyed ourselves. In November, we had a wonderful time at our traditional cozy with the Alpha Chis and the Tri-Delts.




Gamma Betas sing "Shine on Harvest Moon" at their annual Harvest Festival dance.


Cake and coffee were served and Grecian games were The Grecian th eme became the theme for played. pledging and the pledges were required to call themselves " Naicerg Erafnaf" ( Grecian Fanfare spelled backwards ) . The traditional "Harvest Festival" was the next big event. This is a dance sponsored by the Gamma Betas Benny Graham's orchestra a fter a football game. played and a record crowd attended the dance. The decorations included a huge yellow moon with a light in it, a false ceiling of different shades of blue twisted crepe paper, branches of fall leaves encircling black silhouettes on the walls. During intermission, the Alpha Sigs presented the entertainment to the theme of a " Medley of Moons" with singing and dancing to all the popular moon songs, starting and ending with " Shine On Harvest Moon. " Then came Homecoming. Tau Kappa Epsilon, our brother fraternity, sponsored Rosalyn Lee for Homecoming queen. Rosalyn reigned as the 1956 Queen of Homecoming. Our float was a huge sailboat built around a car, with girls in red sailor outfits, white hats, knee socks and ties on the boat. Our slogan in red on the all-white boat was " Pointer Crew Sail Thru." On the sail were our three Greekletters in

red. All the diligent work was very rewarding, as Al:A took second prize for its float and received a beautiful trophy. After the parade a coffee hour was held for our alumnae. Our traditional banquet was held at the Laurel Motel after the formal initiation of our pledges in the Home Ec parlors. Thus, our banquet served two purposes, a dinner for the alumnae and the new actives. Evelyn Polhamus received the scholarship locket for having the highest scholastic standing among the pledges. Gifts were also given to the new actives by their big sisters. Many Psi Beta Pi alumnae and our first alumnae from Alpha Sig affiliation attended. Janus Schellin, an alumna, was the main speaker. Entertainment included a humorous dramatic reading on Homecoming and two songs by our Hawaiian sister, Helen Matsuoka who accompanied herself on the ukulele. The next week we had an informal get-together with the Tekes. During the party we discussed the joint plans for the traditional Christmas caroling for the children at the hospital. Also final plans were made for the Teke Sweetheart formal for which the Alpha Sigs were responsible for the decorations. Rosalyn Lee was named the Teke Sweetheart at the formal.-JANF.T MADISON.

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Akron, Ohio OuR first fall meeting was held at the home of Dorothy Hollinger Scott M in September. We each told of summer experiences and vacation activities. We made plans for a winter rummage sale to be held December 8, for the benefit of the Alpha Alpha chapter at Miami. At our meeting we also collected a dollar per member for Miami in accordance with the plan adopted recently by all the Ohio alumnae. We decided to sell Christmas cards as a money-making project. Plans for Ohio State Day which will be held in Akron next spring were discussed. Beth Kolger Washko AB will serve as chairman and Helen Frame Snyder ·ee as secretary-treasurer. The October meeting was held at the home of Harriet Edwards Capper .~~- We made plans to have the November Founders' Day program in the form of a luncheon at the Women's City Club. For our Christmas philanthropic gift project we voted to give a gift of classroom equipment to the classes operated by the Summit County Council for the Retarded Child. Helen Snyder was appointed to survey their needs. Our magazine chairman, Beth Washko, made a plea for magazine subscriptions and suggested that they make ideal Christmas gifts. Lil Greer, our Panhellenic delegate, reminded us of the approaching clothing drive and annual ball to raise "spending money" for the children of the Children's Home.-HELEN FRAME SNYDER.

Baltimore, Maryland OuR first fall meeting was held at the home of pur president, Eleanor Conrad Fetherston KK. Imagine Dorothy Whitmore Kreek's surprise, while contacting new members, in learning that she had taught for almost a year on the same faculty with Dorothy Mae Gambill Roten Bl. We were very glad to have Dorothy Mae at this meeting. At our second meeting we were very busy with needles and embroidery cotton appliqueing animals on bibs that we had made for the Children's Hospital School. atalie Edwards Miller NN has joined the faculty of Friends Sch~ol this year. Hazel Oshant Taxacher TT and husband are looking forward to moving into their new home soon.-ZIL MESSENGER.

Boston, Massachusetts BosTON ALUMNAE started off the new season with a cook-out at Ingebord's farm in Lexington. Delicious food and fine fellowship were the keynotes of th e afternoon. Our guests were the college girls from Boston University. Edith Lindquist showed us pictures of her recent trip through Europe and we were all quickly transported to the interesting places that Edith visited. On November 1, the Theta Theta girls invited us




to their impressive initiation at the Larz Anderson Estate in Brookline. We saw Peggy Stefan receive .the outstanding pledge award. After a d elicious turkey dinner, we joined together in singing some Alpha Sig songs. Laura McQuide, our president, read a letter from Evelyn Bell and then invited the college girls to join us at our forthcoming theatre party.-IRMAJ ANE WRENN.

Buffalo, New York To CLIMAX a year full of fun and rich in rewards for work well done and to add to the merriment of the Christmas season, we, who are the classes of 1935 to 1939, were the hostesses at a lovely Mother and Daughter Tea on December 27, at the home of Betty Marlin. What fun to meet many future Alpha Sigs! These same future Alpha Sigs, their friends and possibly their future sweethearts will be royally entertained at a puppet show on February 12. The proceeds from this show will be used to furth er our local philanthropic projects. Looking back again at 1956, we vividly rememb er our Founders' Day luncheon and program on November 10, This gala affair which held at the Hotel Sheraton. was enjoyed by fifty members was planned by Marion Bowman and Marcia McCormick. Our chapter "stars" were Rita Lawler O'Brian, Ruth Christman Swenson, JoAnne Taylor and Gloria Bucella Miller who took part in th e "Garden of A~A," the Founders' Day program. -ELISABETH N. ZARBO.

Central Pennsylvania THE Central Pennsylvania alumnae held its fall meeting on October 6, at the home of Alice Hart Beaver in Lebanon. The main part of the meeting was devoted to a discussion of a permanent philanthropic project for the group. In view of the fact that most of the social agencies and welfare groups are heavily supported by local and national contributions, the Central Penn Alpha Sigs are planning to make contributions to a phase of social work which often does not receive gifts. Since most of the members are greatly interested in the work being done for retarded children, this ·area was carefully investigated prior to the meeting. Dr. S. June Smith suggested that our group give aid to the often overlooked project of interesting teachers to specialize and enter this field. As a means of encouragement, we plan to offer a college scholarship to some worthy person entering this field. The proceeds of our auction in June was set aside for this purpose. Another moneymaking project now in progress is that of selling calendar tea towels. We are looking for new Alpha Sig faces. Any Alpha in this area would certainly be welcomed by our group and she could locate us through our president, Mrs. Gilbert Lentz, 10 Broad Street, Ephrata, Pennsylvania. -JEAN RosT ScHENCK.


Chicago, Illinois CHICAGO alumnae met in October at the home of Mary Sue Palmer Parvin with her sister, Julia, as cohostess. We enjoyed our newest "family," one-monthold Ralph Adams, son of Doris Dowling Adams. We were glad to welcome Jo Ann Barnes who teaches in Lombard. After much discussion of our philanthropic project, we decided to again make bed bags for the patients of Cook County Hospital and bring the "fillers" which include personal items such as kleenex, tooth paste, combs, postal cards, etc., to our November meeting. W e met in November at Betty Phillips Hall's home. R epresentatives from Beta Rho in De Kalb attended this meeting and we all delivered the scrap books which members of Beta Rho had made and the bed bags we made to the Cook County Hospital. Betty Hall and Dorothy Masters gave a report on our "hostessing" at the Chicago Panhellenic meeting held early in O ctober. Our part was to make football name tags and greet the delegates as they arrived. Chicago alumnae once again sold Christmas cards and we were happy to add generously to our convention fund.-ELEANOR SMITH THOMAS.

Cincinnati, Ohio THE first important event of the fall was our annual family picnic which was held on Sunday, October 14. We enjoyed a delicious steak fry in Alms Park overlooking Lunken Airport. On Saturday, November 10, our Cincinnati alumnae met with guests from the Dayton chapter at the Cincinnati Club for a luncheon.-GArL WAGNER.

Denver, Colorado As has become almost traditional with the Denver alumnae, our first meeting was a potluck party at the home of Grace Dalby D avis on September 1 7. Our president, Esther Kauffman Gatseos, complimented Virginia Scioli Tomko on her excellent work preparing the current yearbook. New by-laws were presented. At an early October meeting at Polly Smelser Schlosser's home, a representative from the Denver League of Women Voters discussed the pros and cons on proposed local constitutional amendments. Our Founders' Day luncheon was an enjoyable event due to the efforts of a capable committee composed of Irene Gregg Holland, Mayme Harned Halker, Dorothy Hughes Johnson, Grace D alby D avis, Elsbeth Holbrook D onovan and Esther Kauffman Gatseos. It was held at the new American Legion Post No. 1 on O ctober 26. A skit was presented based on the "This is Your Life," television format, with Polly Smelser Schlosser as its inspiration. Vera Bell Smith Waldron was the narrator, assisted by Morea Bailey covering Polly's childhood years; Neoma Ericson Stone, the high school period ; Morna Beebe Tolliver, the college days; Polly herself, the romantic angle; Vera Campbell, the library apprenticeship; and Irene Gregg Holland and Grace Dalby Davis jointly recounting her contributions to the sorority and the community. After the skit, our president presen ted the Wilma Wilson Sharp alumnae award to Polly who was then given a ,.' This Is Your Life" book, complete with snapshots and sketches gathered from her many friends and relatives. The D enver alumnae award given annually to the outstanding pledge of the year was presented to Carol Anderson BB.-NEOMA STONE.

Detroit, Michigan-Delta Phi Colorado Springs, Colorado I N October we enjoyed a dinn er at the Village Inn in Colorado Springs. Polly Smelser Schlosser of Denver, the guest of honor, was presented a bon-bon dish in recognition of receivmg the Wi lma Wilson Sharp Alumnae award. The group spent a pleasant evening in the home of Lois Brush which was also a house warming occasion since the Brushs have recently moved into a new home. Grace Lloyd recently entertained us with a breakfast of tasty rolls and sausages. We enjoyed seeing her lovely apartment as well as having the baby shower for Rosemary Wood Mallory and Mary H erske. Virginia Maloney is serving on the Benefit committee for Panhellenic.- MAXI NE G. TIMMONS.

Dayton, Ohio OuR alumnae group has been co nce ntrating its efforts toward assista nce to the Alpha Alpha college chapter at Miami University. At the present time we are selling chances on a gift certificate, the proceeds of which will go to the college chapter. On Saturday, November 3, we went to Oxford for a tea with Alpha Alpha. A number of our group went to Cincinnati for a luncheon with the Cincinnati alumnae on ovember 10. Our own chapter had a luncheon meeting at Rikes on Saturday, D ecember 1.-MARTHA SMELKER.


THE month of October was star-studded for us when the Detroit and Birmingham press announced the forthcorning Panhellenic Tea on October 16, to honor the Association's new president, our own Hazel Forte Hall. The setting for this tea was the beautiful colonial home of Marjorie Howard Chapel on Suffield R oad . Gracing the reception line to introduce Hazel were Marion Monroe Shepley, our chapter president ; Isabelle Sparling Butterfield, vice president of Panhellenic ; Sara Jane Dodge Bumgardner, National Fellowship chairman路 and Louise McArthur, former National Paraphernalia ~hair颅 man. The tea table was attractively covered with an Italian lace cloth and the centerpiece of red and white carnations added to its beauty. Kay Davey chairman of Detroit Executive Council, poured tea. ' On ovember 3, we held our monthly meeting at th~ home o.f Kathleen Shaw Schwab. Reba Carey Fnes, committee chairman of College Women's Volunteer Service, back from her summer home at Bay View, was co-hostess.-EsTHER BRYA NT SPRAGUE.

Detroit, Michigan-Sigma Rho Chi OuR O ctober meeting was held at Ellen Imboden's beaut.iful ne~ hom e on Franklin Road. We enjoyed a very mteres tmg book review. M argaret Sau tter has been very busy due to a minor diphtheria epidem ic at her school. Fortunately, it is well und er control now. Alice Bish?p is h~vi?g a wonderful time in Japan. The D etroit Association combined Founders' Day with


a tea at Jane Charvat's home on Sunday, November 18. It is a lways a pleas ure to see all the Alpha Sigs again.RuTH HuoiE.

Detroit, Michigan-Delta Rho So NGs and cheers for our Alma M a ter were the order of the day on O ctober 20, when alumnae members of Delta Rho a nd their husbands wa tched W ayne State Universi ty swee p to a 28-7 victory over Case T ech in W ayne's homecoming game. After admiring the house decorations, especially that of the college chap ter, we w atched the parade of floats and the crownin g of th e Homecoming Quee n. Later we were joined by some of those who couldn't attend the game a nd a ll enjoyed an indoor wein&r roast at Joan Cunningham Kellogg's home. The highlight of the evenin g was seeing the slides tha t Joan and her husband took on their recent trip to the Sca ndinavian countries. At the O ctober m ee ting we were happy to welcome three new m embers, Janet Millman Walls, Mary Salmi and Betty Moore D eWilde. Betty rece ntly return ed from Germany where she lived for a year while her husband was stationed there with the a rmy. On Sunday, November 18, the D etroit Asso ciat ion observed Founders' Day with a tea which was held ~t th e home of Jane Charvat. I t is a lways a ha ppy time when the three alumnae groups here in D etroit get together. This year once again W ayne Sta te University held its winter carnival on November 23 and 24. Some of the members enjoyed the carnival atmosphere, supported the school and college chapter a nd reminisced about form er winter carnivals in which we had participated . Delta Rho alumnae had its own bea uty show on November 27, at Ruth R andall's home. After our regular business mee ting, representatives of Beauty Counselor Products demonstrated ma ke-up techniques and hints on beauty. I n addition to the knowled rre we gained, we left looking and feeling as glamoro~s as movie queens.-JEAN FA NS ON.

Florida, West Coast ON November 16, our group was reunited at a supper meeting held at the Bath Club, Reddington Beach, where we renewed old fri endships and gree ted new members. We were interested in learning how each of our members fi lls her busy d ays. Ella J ean Lester of Dunedin, who graduated in June, is now studying at Ga inesville for her doctor's degree. Marga ret Wagner Parks of Belleair a nd Margaret Spry Sned eker of Clea rwater are outstandingly civic m ind ed as well as excellent homemakers. Our president, H elen Bushweit Hartung of Clearwater, combines household duties with an executive job in one of our leading department stores. Another busy Alpha is H elen Brookhart Bishop who is very active in real estate with one of th e most progressive firms in Clearwater. -NoRMA NvcE HEBERLING.

Fort Wayne, Indiana AT our September meeting we voted to change our election of officers to the spring. Special plans were made at our O ctober meeting to support a money-making project of the local Panhellenic Association.




We brought Christmas gifts to our November mee ting for the M ental H ealth g roup at the Sta te School located in Fort Wayne. Since all of our members seem a rti sti cally minded, we made our own Christmas card s this year.- MR s. LEONARD ZuMBAUGH .

Fox Valley Area, Illinois WE started our fall season with a pot luck picnic. After ea tin g, we gathered aro und the fire and sang songs in th e firel ight. M a rge G alloway BK taught us an amusing song she had taught her camp girls during the summer. J ea n Mulder Doty BK had her carton of Christmas cards a nd stationery so she co uld take our orders. Charlene M a rkley Lyons BP is workin g on our chapter directori es which will co nta in lists of members, officers, their college chapters, addresses and birthdays. In October, we met at the quaint Mi ll R ace Inn in Geneva, Illinois. The main building, one of th e first in Geneva, d ates back to the early eighteen hundreds. November found us followin g a co untry road a lmost to the banks of the Fox River where we found the Hideaway Lodge. This resembles a large log cabin Plans were mad e for our a nd is very picturesque. November 30 meeting which was held at the home of Char Lyons. jEANN E SIMO N WILLBRA NDT.

Indiana, Pennsylvania THE alumnae chapter held its first fall m ee ting on Sa turday, November 3. Our group joined with th e college chapter, Alpha Gamma, for a lun cheon at the Rustic Lodge in honor of our National President, Miss Evelyn Bell . The tables were attractively decora ted with co rni copia centerpieces and pine cone and turkey place ca rds. After a delicious luncheon, Gertrud e Lisensky, Alpha Gamma president, welcomed everyone a nd th en introdu ced our president, Betty Luke. Betty, in turn, introduced Dr. Joy M a hachek, Alpha Gamma adviser and a lumnae memb er, who told us of her recollections of cha nges in society such as th e m a ny r,estrictions a nd pleasant past times of former years. Gertrud e next introduced members of the college chapter who each presented part of a " Sta te of the Sorority" report which included all the various activities of the past year. W e were all very happy that Miss Bell visited us. Her short talk at the luncheon was most interesting a nd inspiring. The rumm age sale given by th e college a nd alumnae chap ters was so successful that another is being planned for spring.- MARCELLA W EYE R MA NKAMYER.

Indianapolis, Indiana OuR "cook-out" party at the home of Burdella Gulleson was ce rtainly an enjoyable affair. The m ee tin g wa s well attended and we were fortunate to have several new a lumnae. After a d elicious meal of hamburgers cooked out on the patio, we held our business meeting. We decided to again sell ribbon for Christmas so we could add to our treasury. After our business mee ting, Mona Woodward presented a fri end and co-worker, Mrs. Dorothy L yon, who gave a book review entitled "So Fell the Angels" whi ch


was extremely interesting and very well presented. Mrs. Lyons teaches social studies in one of our large high schools where Mona teaches. Our next meeting was on Tuesday, November 13, at the home of Julia Gerlach. After the business meeting, Julia showed us pictures she had taken in Europe during a recent trip. Our president, Betty Presnall Bliss, was hostess for our Christmas party. R ather than having the usual gift exchange, we each brought gifts which were sent to the Mental Hospital patients.-ZELMA PINER.

Greater Kansas City OuR Founders' Day luncheon was held on Saturday, . ovember 17, at the Pickwick Hotel. Esther Bucher HH was hostess chairman with Virginia Myers Callison <1><1>, Jean McKinley Hutchison AB, Mary Meyers Kindergan <1><1> and Jo McKinley Wady AB as assistant hostesses. Mary K. Reiff HH, our president, was mistress of ceremonies, and Esther, Katherine Sens Jones AB, Margaret Smith ZZ and Doris Snodgrass Klein ZZ participated in the program, The A1:A Garden. After the program, June Burr Ford ZZ, philanthropic chairman, gave a report on the various worthy organizations which she had contacted. It was decided that we would assist the School for the Exceptional Children. Plans are being made by Bunny Lindsay Smith HH, ways and means chairman, and her committee for a benefit bridge party to be held on March 16. Maxine Humbard Welch HH entertained us in her home with a gift-exchange Christmas party on December 12. Assisting hostesses were Peggy Taylor Palmer ZZ, Margaret Smith ZZ and Doris Snodgrass Klein ZZ. Each brought toys for th e School for Exceptional Children and clothing to be given to the visiting teachers. Maxine Welch, our delegate to the Panhellenic association, is co-chairman of the Panhellenic open meeting to be held in ApriL-JENNIE WILLIAMS ADLER.

Kirksville, Missouri KIRKSVILLE ALUMNAE held their annual "Coketail Party" for college and alumnae members after the Homecoming game on Saturday, O ctober 20. This was held at the home of Eileen McGinnis Kruse with Marion Gardner Jayne, Una Green Cornwell, Sue Warden Nagel and Grace McGinnis Clark serving as assistant hostesses. On O ctober 23, we met with Alpha Beta at Northeast Missouri State College. Our meeting followed their initi a tion service. R efreshments were served by the college chapter from a very attractive punch table carrying out our colors of red and white. Our next m ee ting was the Founders' Day banquet on ovember 13. Grace Clark and Anna Lemen V alentine gave the program and music was furnished by Alpha Beta.-CATHERI NE L. SPA NGLER.

Lehigh-Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania O N Saturday, O ctober 27 our group met at Walp' s Restaurant in Allentown for a luncheon and business meeting. It was decided that we would again sell greeting cards and wrappings. Ann Grim Wolley KK, who is teaching home economics at a local junior high school, is quite busy


getting ready to move into her new home in Allentow~. Our president, Carol Williams KK, who teac?es mus1c at a junior high school in Bethlehem, now d1rects the nurses' chorus at St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem. The Brownies and Boy Scouts keep Ruth Walp and her husband busy.-CAROL E. WILLIAMS. 路

Licking-Muskingum Valley, Ohio OuR September meeting was a picnic supper at the home of Sara Long Ernst in Newark. The highlight of the evening was the viewing of colored slides which Sara had taken on her recent trip to South America. We all agreed that Sara was more than just an amateur photographer. On Saturday, October 13, Ethel Straw Guthrie entertained us at a luncheon at her home in Marietta. As a feature of the afternoon, Ethel had arranged for us to visit the Anchorage, one of the historic mansions in Marietta. After a delightful tour of the home, we returned to Ethel's home for a business meeting.HILDA ALLEN BAKER.

Los Angeles, California Los ANGELES alumnae have been busy selling Christmas cards to make money for our philanthropic fund. This is our best money-making project each year. Painting aprons and felt flannel board animals made by some of our members were brought to the October meeting held at Catherine Fitzgerald Bolton's home in Manhattan Beach . These materials, along with six painting easels made by Nancy Gibson Mathisen's husband, were given to the Adams School for Mentally Retarded Children. Julie Bessire Hammond and Alice Isaacs were co-hostesses at this meeting. Our Founders' Day luncheon this year was held on November I 7, in the Sun Lounge of the Beverly Hills Hotel. Ruth Briggs Haldeman was in charge with Catherine Wiebener Bergland, Eloise Wiebener R eedall, Harriet Jaggard Parsons, Lucy_ Colavin 路 D eghi and Barbara Manahan serving as assisting hostesses. The program was arranged by Juanita Hemperley Styer. Viola Gill, Martha Corrigan Scott, Eleanor Bohn Kowalewsky and Elizabeth Russel Deitchman participated in the program.-RUTH BRIGGS HALDEMAN.

Macomb, Illinois MACOMB alumnae attended the JOmt meeting of alumnae and Beta Kappa in September at the home of J ennette T errill when we were told of their plans for the house decorations, float and campaign for Homecoming queen. The Homecoming tea was very successful with many alumnae returning. Barbara Hermetet Aten, Nikki Godsil Mummert and June Posey Thrush of the alumnae group poured tea. Mary Ellen Herndon Robb, Ruth Ward Moon and June Posey Thrush helped the college girls and their adviser, Miss Scott, count the all important vot es for the new prospective pledges. The O ctober meeting was held at the home of Barbara H ermetet Aten. After the business meeting, we played bridge with Elna Scott winning the high score. Plans are being made for money-making projects which will include a card party. Our president, Mary Ellen Herndon Robb, and her family recently moved into their newly decorated home


and we are all looking forward to a wa rm open house soon.- J NE THRUSH.

Maryville, Missouri OuR annual Founders' Day Banquet was held at Armstrong's restaura nt on O ctober 27, during Homecoming at Northwest State College. Mrs. Clun Price, patroness, was the chairman of the arrangements committee with assistance from Kati e McMillen, Sarah Espey Fisher and Pat Blair Robbins. Darlene Yonderschmidt of the college chapter received the reservations. Norma Long, president of Phi Phi, presided and introduced Dr. ]. W. Jones, president of NWMSC ; the patronesses, Mrs. ]. W. Jones, Mrs. Albert Kuchs and Mrs. Clun Price ; and the sorority advisers, Mrs. John Mauzey and Miss Bonnie Magill. There w ere eightyfour Alpha Sigs present. A trio composed of Sue Whitford, songleader, accompanied by Wanda Neal at the piano and Mary Inez Howland on the violin, presented a musical selection. The fall theme was used in the table decorations. Nan cy Rainey Long, Pat Adams, Jeanne Goodson, Margie O'Connor and Jeanette Roberts represented the palm, narcissus and aster in an A2:A garden ritual which closed the program. Out of town alumnae attending were Dorothy June Masters Vest, Minburn, Iowa ; Marilyn McKern, Des Moines, Iowa; Mallard Maune, Red Oak, Iowa; Joyce Haws, Shenandoah, Iowa; Norma Jean Miller Tanner, Centerville, Iowa; Joanne Masters Hanson, Coon Rapids, Iowa ; Jane Bovard Johnson, Columbia, Missouri; Mary Kyger Johnson, Excelsior Springs, Missouri; Jean Long Corken, Rock Port, Missouri; Jane Costello, St. Joseph, Missouri ; Ann Kurnutt Donahue, Kansas City, Missouri; Berniece Laughlin Wohlford, Lincoln, Nebraska ; Mary Lou Laughlin Hanson, who will leave soon for Tokyo, Japan ; Joanne Wright, Mission, Kansas ; and Barbara Roush Baker, Wichita, Kansas.-KATHRYN KRAUSE BELCHER.

Greater Miami, Florida WE were all deeply shocked at the sudden d ea th of Mr. Bert C. McCammon, husband of our beloved J ea n, in October. We ex tend our deepest and most sincere sympathy to Jean in her loss. The Alpha Sigs of Ft. Lauderdale were hostesses along with Alpha Omega Pi for the local Panhelleni c meeting in November. The dessert-game party at the lovely Lago Mar Hotel was well attended.-FRANCES CoLLVER LoDER.

Muncie, Indiana ALL Chi Chi alumnae who were back for Homecoming were d elighted to be entertained by the college chapter in their lovely suite in the new Frances Woodworth Ball Hall. Founders' Day with the college girls was also the celebrating of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Chi Chi Chapter on the Ball State campus. We were pleased to have many of the charter members attend.-MARTHA STUCKEY GLENTZER.

New Orleans, Louisiana THIS year our Founders' Day banquet was held on November 15 at New Orleans' famous Brennan's Vieux Carre restaurant with our ¡ president, Ruth Eddy, presiding as mistress of ceremonies. Another interesting and entertaining event of the fall season was the benefit style show by the Clipped Wings sorority, an organization of former airline hostesses. Ruth Eddy and Shirley Munson were two of the models who participated in the show. The proceeds went to retarded children. We are greatly honored that two of our group have become national officers. They are former alumnae president, Hilda Giraud Hebert and our present president, Ruth Voetsch Eddy, who are Co-National Alumnae organizers. LilyB Dastugue was recently elected president of the Delta Sigma Pi Wives' Club, an international professional business fraternity. The organization has the distinction of being orie of the only two in the nation, the other being in Baltimore. -LILYB DASTAGUE.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Pictured are members of the New Orleans alumnae chapter at a recent party. Back row, left to right: Ruth Eddy, Lois Giraud, Jessica Borton, Jean Richardson, Shirley Munson, Marjorie Carroll. Front row: Hilda Hebert, Joycelyn Feldheim, LilyB Dastugue, Bobbie Bailey, Pat Bienvenu.




OKLAHOMA CITY alumnae held their October meeting at the home of Cary Jo Carnett Potts Br with Janice Carrico Br as assistant hostess. The evening was spent doing the handwork on layettes which Louise Ewalt Buchanan rr, our chairman, had previously cut out and machine stitched. We finished fourteen layettes which were turned over to the Welfare Department for distribution. We enjoyed a special meeting on November 12, at the home of Marilyn Hyatt Mitchell HH with our president, Betty Pratz Shaw HH, serving as the assistant hostess. We took our discarded clothing and articles for a rummage sale, sorted it and completed the plans for the sale. This is our largest money-making project. Our regular November meeting was held on November 20, at the home of Marie Bramblett Cramer AB where we celebrated Founders' Day. After the program, Marie showed pictures of the places she and her


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania O N a bea utiful autumn Saturday in September, Helen Ellsworth Ball, our president, entertained us at a luncheon in h er horne in Valencia. The year officially opened on November 3, with a d eli cious luncheon at th e home of Ruth Sutherland Miller at M cDonald. Marion Ball Wilson delighted us with th e story of her fascina ting trip to Europe a nd her display of unusual mementos of h er trip. Manna E lms Power a nd h er husband have just r eturned from an extensive trip to H awaii. W e are hoping to h ear a bout her travels at a future meeting. Ruth Sutherland Miller, who serves as a member of the School Board a t M cDonald, had the distinction of se rving on the Pennsylvania School Direc tor's R esoluti on Committee.-MAB EL L . BYERS.

Pictured are the officers of the Oklahoma City alumnae chapter. Front row, left to r ight: Dorothy Gilger, Janie Carrico, Louise Buchanan, Alice Mauk. Back row: Mary K. Stewart, Betty Shaw, Maurine Gebetsberger, Bobby Parrott.

family visited m ALLEN MAUK.


thi s past summer.-ALICE

Phoenix, Arizona EVERYONE is still talking abo ut the lovely dresses in th e fashion show given by Phoenix Pa nhellenic. The luncheo n and fashion show were just the beginning of their m any activit ies for the year. On November 15 we enj oyed a coffee hour with the mother patron esses from Beta Chi. We were very pleased to meet some of the mothers of the college girls. We are h appy to h ave two n ew members, Faye Willi amson Bl\I a nd V ivia n Stocks Putman BX.CHARLENE LYNN SANTEE.

Pittsburg, Kansas OuR first meeting was at the horne of J a net M alcolm with Donna Dati a nd J acki e Victor assisti ng. W e were very pleased to welcome fi ve new members who h elped us make our plans for th e year. Our firs t proj ect was Homecoming when we helped the college ch apter with their mum sale. They took th e orders and we zone d a nd helped the pledges deliver th em. Our next meeting was a t the home of R osemary Postai with C laire Benelli and Marty Sample assisti ng. Christmas cards were on display for the girls to start selling. On October 22 , we met at the home of Beverly Rupard with Camill a K elso and D arlene Bartholomew as assistant hostesses. At this time we took orders for o ur C hri stmas ca rd sale a nd gave out tickets for a turkey ra!ffi e. We have many money-making projects in order to finance two dinners and presents given to seniors, the award to the outstanding senior and a scholarship to a junior. W e gave a buffet dinner o n ovembc r 12, for the college gi rls a t the social rooms at the college where they presented the Founders' Day program.-HARRIET GILLILAND.


Portland , Oregon OuR first fa ll meeting was a smorgasbord picnic m Se ptember with our famili es as special gues ts. At our nex t meeting we made pla ns for our year's ac tivities a nd programs. In October we enjoyed listening to our g uest, a meat cons ultant from Sa feway stores, who di scussed meat a nd cookery to a grateful circle of Alpha Sig housewives. The door prizes were m eat roasts. Founders' D ay cam e in November and we enjoyed a C hri stmas pa rty and gift exchange in D ecember. We also brought gi fts which were sent to patients at the vario us Oregon mental hospitals, our an nu a l philanthropi c project.-JANE CANNON TIMMO NS.

Richmond, Virginia THE Ri chmond ch ap ter began another year with its business meeting in Sep tember a t the horne of Grace R oper. Officers were elected for the coming term and much time was devoted to the discussio n of mo neymaking proj ects. The welcome m at was out for Ern Sutton Holland and Sue Clark Brown, who h ave j oined the group as a result of becoming Richmond teach ers this fall. Anoth er h a ppy eve nt of the evening was n ews of th e engagem ent of Fra n ces Jobson. She and Jimmy Francis were married in D ecember. The Founders' Day banquet, with its lovely a nd inspirational program, was h eld at th e F ranklin T errace T ea Room on November 16. It was indeed a pri vilege a nd a pleasure to h ave with us two of our founders, Mrs. Juli ette Hundley Gilliam a nd Miss M ary Williamso n Hundley. Ph yllis Thomas M a nnin g joined our group for the first time that night. After the program, the installation of officers was h eld. Christmas came, an d the Richmonders h a d a perfectly wonderful ti m e enterta ining with a progressive dinner. It was certai nly a grand way fo r all of us to partake in the holiday festivities.- HIWA NA CuPP CROMPTON.

St. Louis, Missouri THE St. Louis a lumnae chapter started the n ew season by having a lunch eon m eeting at the home of Bonnie Payne K oenerna nn ZZ in October. Seve ral new girls have joined our group: Pat R edding Bronson AB, Mary Betty Weatherly Crow .AB, Christine Basham D av is ZZ, Dons Irey Patterson HH and Phyllis Bragg Belt. One of our leading d epartment stores sponsored a


Panhellenic Counci l week in August. Its purpose was to promote a better public feeling and understanding about sororities, not individually but panhellenically. The booth was staffed by members of the Panhellenic sociation. Elizabeth Fair Wohlschlaeger AB a nd Jacki e R obertso n Allen BN represented Alpha Sigma . lpha. -MR s. LoRAN G. BLAINE.

Springfield, Missouri THE Springfield alumnae were hostesses at a Homeoming luncheon on O ctober 13, at the K en twood Arms Hotel for all out of town a lumnae and Beta Sigma college girls. J ean Fuge and Rosie F ellin were in cha rge of all th ~ arrangements. On November I 5, we celebrated Founders' D ay with Beta Si gma at the Crystal Room of the K entwood Arms. After enjoying a very nice program by the college chapter, we presented the Lucy M ae Smith award to Bonni e Winn Crain, an outstanding senior from Osceola, Missouri . This award is a $5.00 payment toward life Bonnie Winn Crain, winner membership a nd is based of the Lucy Mae Smith on leadership, loyalty Award. service. Bonnie's a nd name will be engraved on a plaque to hang in the chapter house. Christmas took us to the coun try home of Irene Coonrod French, where the husbands were entertained. We extend our sympathy to M a urine Fa rrar, a form er Beta Sigma adviser, a nd her husband on the loss of their daughter, Lynne, who was fatally injured m a car accident in October.-RosE MARIE FELLIN.

South Bend, Indiana FoR our first fa:ll meeting we journeyed to Elkhart in October to meet in the home of a newly found Alpha Sig sister, Joan Whitcraft Bell XX. H er co-hostess was Barbara Platt Scher XX . W e were very happy to welcome Pa tricia Risher Forres ter XX, June M a ngas Beeler XX, Joan Steengergh Garrett XX, Carolyn Fyfe XX and Ann Birk XX to our regular group. Our president, Velva Bere Gay, told us of many plans for the year. We have high !).opes of earning some much needed money by selling Christmas ribbon and having a spaghetti dinner. We were glad to welcome back to our group a form er South Bend alumna, Donna Pierce Beavers XX. After our business m eeting much time was spent ta lking and playing games; delicious refreshments were served. Our second ge t-together of the year was a Founders' D ay meeting at the home of Donna Pierce Beavers in November. H er co-hostess was Ann Birk. An inspiring program was presented by Donna Pierce Beavers, Velva Bere Gay, Naomi Pehrson, Marie Scanlon Brown a nd Betty Matthews. The primary topic of conversation was the forth comi ng spaghetti dinner. After th e business meeting, Ann Birk led us in a social hour follow ed by the serving of a wonderful desse rt prepared by our hostess.-BARBARA ETCH ISON.




Terre Haute, Indiana THE college chapter entertained us with a lovely luncheon at Hotel D eming durin g Homecoming. Our O ctober mee ting was held at the home of H elen Bourke Egly. Following th e business meeting, we d evo ted our time to discussing plans for rush a nd in plan ning the entertainment. Love ly refreshments were served in the dining room where we admired H elen's lovely collection of chin a. The alumnae chapter entertained with three partiC6 at the Allendale L odge for the fall rush season at India na Sta te T eachers College. Mary Fra n Moore Wiley gave the history of Alpha Sigma Alpha a nd told what the sorority mea ns to a girl after college graduation. She also told of ma ny of the outstanding Alpha Sigs, na tionally and locall y. In November seve ral of our group participated in a Pa nh elleni c business sessio n followed by a social hour. Our Fou nd ers' D ay mee ting was a dinner held at the Marshall, Illinois, High School where o ur president, R achel Griffiths, teaches.-MARY FRA MooR E WrLEY.

Toledo, Ohio WITH the fall school term starting in fu ll swing, many of our m embers are back at th eir teaching jobs. M a rjori e R airdon Fuller has returned to teaching at Airport Community School a t Carleton, Mi chi gan. D orothy Brewster Cummins is teaching at G la nzman School here in Toledo. H elen Klag Osmun ,Y,Y has transferred to D eVeaux School which is nearer her hom e. Our Pa nhellenic delega te, Grace Fultz H aworth AA, keeps us well informed about the T oledo Panhellenic activi ties. In the fall the Council sponsored a style show at one of our leading department stores. R epresenta tives of each sorority met college freshmen and answered their many qu estions. R efreshments were served by the store. Two of our recent meetings were held in the homes of H elen Bennett P au ly a nd Grace H aworth and our November meeting was at H elen Robinson Cook's home. Clara Kuney, who is again teaching a t Anthony Wayne High School, was back with us in October after spending the summer m West V irgi nia.-H ELEN KLAG OsMUN.

Tulsa, Oklahoma jANE OsBOR N MILLs and H elen Hooper M alone were hostesses to the Tulsa a lu mnae during October. Everyone worked efficiently making tra ining belts for the children a t Sunnyside School. These training belts fit around the child's wa ist and are eq uipped with various types of fasteners such as buttons, snaps, hooks a nd eyes and ties. By learning to use these the children develop coordina tion a nd lea rn to dress themselves. We welcome Vella Frazee from Oklahoma City to our group. Greetings are also extended to Mildred George, Gaytha Crosswell, Pat M eyers and D oris D ea ton. Founders' D ay was celebrated this year wit h a tea held in th e Dowell Building with Oklahoma City and Muskogee alumnae as guests. Hostesses were J ennie Vinson Fisk, Edith Joynor Taff, L eona Spicer Hooker, Helen Parker White, M arcette Hobson H a mm a nd M arth a Poynor Wiseman. Doris Johnson Hill was in cha rge of th e program and Nadine Hirni Park assumed the role of toastmistress. Doris D eaton, Rh etta Nesbitt Robinson, Edith T aff and Rosella Tewel Riggin a lso participated in the Founders' D ay activities.-M ARTHA PoYNOR WisEMAN.


Washington, D. C. OuR first meeting of the new season was a buffet supper at the home of Martha Green Dimond ~足 Plans were made to send Christmas toys, old clothmg and a contribution of money to the Frontier Nursing Service in Wendover, Kentucky, our philanthropic project. Sarah Lee Eiselman NN was hostess at the November meeting at which time we made plans to attend the

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MARRIAGES ALPHA Charlotte Lockhart Shadwick to William B. Cridlin, Jr., on March 15, 1956. Rebecca Jane Fizer to Charles Murrey Allison on August 4, 1956. Rebecca Evelyn Glenn to Richard Sutherland on December 22 , 1956. ALPHA ALPHA Ruth Smith to Gary Snouffer on August 15, 1956. Judith Ann Strunk to James W. North on July 7, 1956. Beverly Knaus to Hugh Quinn, O ctober, 1956. ALPHA BETA Linda Heimer to Boncile Aycock on August 19, 1956. JoAnn River to J ay Moody on August 17, 1956. Nancy Grubb to Robert Plummer on June 8, 1956. Mary Louise Smith to Carl Van Laaten, Jr., on October 26, 1956. Carolyn Brown to Jacky Lee Hackworth on O ctober 28, 1956. ALPHA GAMMA Ruth Anne R emaley to George Lorimer Willson on August 31, 1956. Nancy Hesselgesser to J ames Edison Sutton, Jr., on July 14, 1956. BETA BETA Betty Babich to William Finch on September 10, 1956. Patricia H ein to Edward Abbott on September 16, 1956. Beverly Martin to Roger Sollenbarger on September 9, 1956. Bonnie Scott to Robert Walker on August 18, 1956. EPSILON EPSILON Barbara McGill to Forrest Nelson on June 1, 1956. Glenna D ee Pummill to Donald Leroy McGinn on June 24, 1956. Katherine Hall to eVoy G. Hettenbach on August 25, 1956. Sarah Frances Price to Dale Thomas on July 27, 1955. ZETA ZETA Janice Kurtz to William G. Rose on March 10, 1956.


annual Washington, D. C., Panhellenic luncheon which was held at the Army-Navy Club, December 8 . Each sorority brought its own table decorations of Christmas greens. Our annual Christmas party for our husbands and dates was held December 16, at the home of Martha Ayres AB . We most happily welcomed two new members to . our group. They are Clair Bowman Wells NN and Sh1rley Kantor Kay rC.-SARAH LEE EISELMAN .

Mary Alice Sartain to William H. Chestnut on September 15, 1956. Kay Marie Thomas to John Moody on September 21, 1956. ETA ETA Jonnie Ruth Polston to Lynn Edward PoJlock on August 11, 1956. Margaret Kephart to Richard Smith on August 31, 1956. Dorothy Ann Cresap to James Branson Bishop on August 26, 1956. Myrna Goode to Rex McDaniels on August 19, 1956. Doris Marie Smith to Milton Earl Kirkpatrick on June 1, 1956. KAPPA KAPPA Josephine Wright to David Lappin on October 27, 1956.

NU NU Anne Cowing to Victor C. Knorr on August 18, 1956. Barba ra E. Hoff to Benjamin William Kirdzik, Jr., on September 25, 1956.



Juanette Brown to A. H . Greber. PI PI Delphine Szafranski to Jacque D. Hoy on June 23, 1956. Doris Schrader to Donald L . Hall on O ctober 20, 1956. Mary H ayes to Ri chard L . Bates on November 24, 1955. RHO RHO Betty Dickson to William J. Plyburn on August 26, 1956. Ann Covington to Jesse B. Lee on August 26, 1956. Dora Goodman to Thomas Gene. Virginia Ellis to Robert G. Pullins on August 24, 1956. Mary Ann Campbell to Bruce Nelson on June 23, 1956. SIGMA SIGMA Suzanne Hecht to Garrey Principe, November, 1955. CHI CHI Genevieve Steele Leib to Walter R . Foltz on June 22, 1956. R eene Ann Shue to Edward Alley on August 19, 1956. Colleen Callsen to Dale Vermillion on September 1, 1956. J anet Sue Hott to Phillip Crick on June 23, 1956. Judith Ann Hale to James Vanzo on August 18, 1956.


Sue Ann Reed to Ray Essig on June 13, 1956. Rose Carolyn Rice to Joseph McDonald on August 18, 1956. Sue Ann Kirkman to Jack Whitlock on June 10, 1956.

Patricia Fernald to Donald Bradley on January 10, 1955. Elizabeth (Emma) Shumsky to Anthony Stayer on June 16, 1956.

PSI PSI Anne Greer to Michael Edward Torran on July 22, 1956. Kay Frances Lang to James H. Snyder on June 22, 1956. Helen Bradford to Ellis Williams on August 24, 1956. Delores Taylor to S. J. Westbrook on April 6, 1956. Loyce Todd to W. H. Plumb on June 16, 1956. Doris Carter to Eugene Millet on September 1, 1956. Margaret Robin to Paul Myers on May 30, 1956. Mary Edwards to Donald Strickland on June 21, 1956. Vashti Ham to Sammy Shrum on June 16, 1956. Betty Wilson to James Enloe on June 10, 1956.

BETA IOTA Jean Houston Mays to William Campbell Warren on July 21, 1956. Loretta Pruitt to Dean Joyce on October 4, 1956. Patricia Drummond to Robert James Mittelstadt on September 15, 1956. Linda Rae Akers to Louis Murphy on July 21, 1956. Mary Clair Sutton to Henry Richard Skutt on December 22, 1956. Ynema Gibson to Fred S. Biesecker on December 16, 1956.

BETA GAMMA Jo Ann Hull to Arnold Brannon on April 6, 1956. Shirley Mae Lennox to Jimmy Lee Moshier on July 20, 1956. Maurine Flynn to William J. Monahan on November 11, 1956. BETA DELTA Harriett Breal to Louis Tremmel on August 18, 1956. Barbara Ann Foreman to John Vaughn on August 25, 1956. BETA EPSILO N Mary Ann Marcus to Jack G. Dunn on June 17, 1956. Betty Cavanaugh Powers to Richard L. Blanton on August 25, 1956. Frances Dinwidde to Robert S. Ossman on July 7, 1956. Ann Harris to George L. Craig on June 23, 1956. Betty Jane Frame to Fred A. Vinson on August 11, 1956. BETA ZETA H elen Marie Blanchard to Bill D. Williams on March 17, 1956. Jeannette Langlinais to Rod Gatsman on May 26, 1956. Mary E. Lemmon to Douglas Simolke. Kathleen Braussard to Raybon Keel on July 14, 1956. Elizabeth Guidry to Walter Gardner on August 13, 1956. Lois Olivier to Robert DuTriel on October 5, 1956. BETA ETA Marilyn Born to Charles F. Wilz on June 20, 1956. Shirley Tetly to William Wiley on June 3, 1956. Yvonne Oech to Donald Kettner on August 19, 1956. Marjorie Schwartz to Roger Anderson on September 29, 1956. Peggy Bergstresser to Bruce Birdsall on June 16, 1956. Carol Kronschnabel to Lester Ensminger on June 2, 1956. Mary Jane Ludwig to Albert W. Schoenborn on August 22, 1956. Jo Ann Cummings to Alfred G. Gratz on August 11, 1956. Patricia Manning to Gerald Tusler on September 30, 1956. Marilyn Sasse to Jerome Bakke on September 15, 1956. Eileen Privratsky to Howard Mack on August 11, 1956. BETA THETA Barbara Amburn to Darrell Whitaker on June 30, 1956. Dorothy Leroy to Larry Summerix on August 25, 1956.




BETA KAPPA Mary Lou Ellis to Lupe Rios on September 15, 1956. Lou Ann Moser to Ron Naffziger on October 21, 1956. Margot Morris to Larry Venable on November 22, 1956. Nancy Sehnert to Randall Rayborn on November 24, 1956. Ruth Meyerchick to Tom Burkhardt on August 18, 1956. Rheta Rhobeson to Dave Paisley on August 19, 1956. Marilyn Mayes to Duane Frakes on July 15, 1956. Roselyn Himmel to Arthur Dean Chown on July 1, 1956. Judith M . Turner to James Pettigrew on September 29, 1956. Kathryn Pecaut to Robert Smith on September 1, 1956. Norma Johns to Frank Rosenberry on August 12, 1956. BETA MU Sara Redding to Ronald C. Bailey on September 2, 1956. Twyla Reese to Ray Lindsay Ferguson on August 11, 1956. Elizabeth Williamson to John D. Etheridge on September 1, 1956. Anita Kennington to Samuel Keith Buchmeyer on July 14, 1956. BETA NU Carolyn Carraway to Paul A. Purvis on August 26, 1956. Barbara Nell Ward to Joseph F. Barber on September 1, 1956. BETA PI Agnes Kay Halsey to Paul ]. Lively on June 2, 1956. Betty Bodell to James Parks on August 4, 1956. Lillian Jenkins to Tom Foti on Jun e 9, 1956 Linda Akers to Louis Murphy on July 21, 1956. Shirley Graham to Charles Cook on October 6, 1956. Marianna Hughes to Bobby Stoker on June 9, ¡1956. Harriet Ireson to Bashir Khatib on August 31 , 1956. Elizabeth Banton to H aviland Martin on April 2, 1956. BETA RHO Judith Peterson to Bruce Burnell Bain on May 10, 1956. Jean Lockard to Bruno Peter Basso on December 1, 1956. Edah Shaver to David J. Grobe on December 1, 1956. BETA SIGMA Bonnie Winn to Michael Crain. BETA PHI Virginia Ehlers to Gerald Wick on September 1, 1956. Colleen Ceminsky to Fred Hodges on July 21, 1956.


Helen Harry to John Kleven on J uly 28, 1956. Carol Schilstra to Richard Sorenson on August 18, 1956. Lillian Smith to J ames Halvorson on June 9, 1956. Marie Strodthoff to John Oakeson on August 4, 1956. Jocelyn Babcock to Ri chard Carey on July 21, 1956 . Violet Kirk to William Daehling, August, 1956. Noel Brown to Verner Dahl on Jun e 9, 1956. Gloria Voight to Richard Smith on July 21, 1956. Joelene Cryst to AI Lowe) on Jun e 16, 1956. Dorothy Brownell to J ames Oas. Norma Schlottman to Gordon Cincoski on June 23, 1956. BETA CHI H yla Eva ns to Edwin D. Zahniser on August 3 1, 1956.

GAMMA ALPHA Lois Schiferl to Edward R . Gal us on June 19, 1956.

IN MEMORIAM GAMMA GAMMA Vivian Chew R eed (Mrs. Leonard ) KAPPA KAPPA R egina Nichols Ewing (Mrs. John ) LAMBDA LAMBDA Edith Sniffen

BETA PSI Lou An n Schepers to W endell Boone on June I 0, 1956. K ay Peterson to R ichard U line on September I , 1956. Patricia K ay Schnepp to Andrew Anthony Armato on October 27, 1956. M ary K a th erine H arger to Donald W alter D oppet on Jul y 14, 1956.

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BETA OMEGA Barbara F. North to Howard H enry Shaw on July I, 1956. Nancy L. Schatz to Fuller Sta nton Blunt on July 21 , 1956.


FOUNDERS Mrs. W . B. Carper (Louise Cox ), 505 Montro e Dr., South Charleston, W. Va. Mrs. H . E. Giilium (Juliette Hundley ), 4303 S. Ashlawn , Richmond, Va. Miss Mary Williamson Hundley, 506 N. Blvd. , Richmond, Va. M rs. J ohn Walton Noell (Virginia Boyd ), deceased . Mrs. P . W. Wootton (Calva H amlet Watson ), 2020 Matrax Ave., Petersburg, Va.

NATIONAL COUNCIL Presid ero t- Mi ss Evelyn G . Bell, 767 Lafayette Ave. , Buffalo 22, . Y. Vice Preside~t t-Miss Virgi nia Carpenter, 14325 Drexmore Rd. , Shaker Heights 20, 0. Secretar)>-Mi ss Helen L. Corey, 6310 Sherwood Ave ., O ve rbrook , Philadelphia 3 1, Pa . Tr easurer-Mrs. Clayton A. R ;chard . 372 Argonn e Dr., Kenmore 23, N . Y. Memb ership Director- Mrs. William iemeye r, 4937 Ralph Ave., Cincinnati 38,




Edit or-Mi ss Esther Bucher, Suite 226, 1025 Grand Ave., Kansas C ity 6, Mo. Alumnae Director-Mrs. Helen B. Swart, 4225 Shroyer Rd ., Apt. 4, Dayton 9, 0 . Offi ce r in Charg e of Central Offi ceMrs. Clayton A. Richard, 372 Argonne Dr., Kenmore 23 , N . Y.

Alumnae Edit or- Mr s. O ran Klein , 7609 Wya ndotte, Kansas City, Mo . Organizer- Co·Chairmen:

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J. eonarrl B. H ebert, 55 19 Char'otte Dr. , New Orleans, La .; Mrs. S. K. Eddy, 7534 J ea nette St. , New Orleans, La. Art- Mrs. R obert Wolf, R .R . 1, Rexford, N.

Magazin e-Mrs. Armin J . Siegenthaler, 17303 St. Marys, D etroit 35, Mich. Music-Mrs. Arthur L. Hellrich, 35 wood St., McKownvi ll e, Albany 5,


Ch ap ter Alumroae S ec reta r)>-Mrs. Walter Foltz, 59 Isle of Ven ice, Apt. 3, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. C oll ege Edit or- Mi ss Mary K. Reiff, 228 Brush Creek Blvd., Apt. 2-E, K a nsas City 12, Mo. Coro.rtitutioro- Mr s. Robert C. Grady, Box 686, Orange, Va. Co rw erotion- Mi s H elen L . Corey, 6310 Sherwood Rd ., O verbrook , Philadelphia 3 1, Pa . Fell owship-Mrs. Harvey E. Bumgardner, East Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, Mich . Historian-Miss Louise Stewart, 1330 Blue Ave., Zanesville, 0.

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Pa ra ph ernalia- Mrs. W. Lawson Blackston e, 11 22 D artmouth , Wilmette, Ill. Philanthropic-Mrs. Richard C. 224 E . 33rd PI. , Tulsa, Okla.




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Ritual- Mrs. Jimmy Key, 25 Guadalcanal, Brunswick, Me. Scholarship-Mrs. Eugene H . Crompton, Jr. , 7001 Spring Rd. No. 3, Richmond 28, Va. NATIONAL PANHELLENIC CONFERENCE Chairman- Mrs. Cicero F . Hogan (Gamma Phi Beta ), 9219 Mintwood St. , Silver Springs, Md . S ecrelar)>-Mrs. Darrell R. Nordwall (Alpha Chi Omega ), 5607 W . Sixth St., Los Angeles, Calif. Treasurer- Mrs. J oseph D. Grigsby (D elta D elta D elta ), Grigsby Station , Landover , Md . Chairman of Coll ege Panh el/enics-Mn. Crecene A. Fariss (D elta Zeta ), 2997 S.W. Fairview Bl vd ., Portland 1, Ore . Chairman of City Panhellenics-Mn. Ha..well E . Staehle (Alpha Sigma T au ), 481 Torrence Rd ., Columbus 14, 0 . Alpha Sigma Alpha D el egate-Mrs . Fred M . Sharp, 1405 Hardy Ave. , Independence, Mo.


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RADFORD COLLEGE, RADFORD, VIRGINIA â&#x20AC;˘ RADFORD CoLLEGE, Woman's Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, is one of four state-supported women's colleges strategically located throughout the State of Virginia. Its site was decided upon in 1910 and it opemed in 1913. The college has grown from two buildings-an administration building and a residence hall-to a total of nineteen at the present time. Its faculty has increased from seventeen to sixty-six, and the present study body number 954. The student clientele comes largely from the State of Virginia, and more specifically from the southwestern part of the state. However, nine additional states and two foreign countries are represented also. Although Radford is in its forty-fourth session, it has had only three presidents, the first one having served twenty-four years. Dr. Charles K. Martin, Jr. , became the third president in 1952. Through its affiliation with Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg fifteen miles away, Radford College affords the advantages of both a woman's college and a coeducational institution. Under a single board of visitors, educational goals are integrated. The Community Concert Series which is given at VPI is planned for Radford students, also. There are many similar organizations on both campuses and their members sponsor joint events. Southwestern Virginia has its share of historical personages and some of them are commemorated by the college. Early literary societies were named for Mary Draper Ingles, a pioneer heroine who was the first white woman married west of the Alleghanies, and Pocahontas, the Indian princess, who lived in this area. Since the literary societies no longer exist, dormitories have been given their names. One of the first residence halls was named for a sister of Patrick Henry, Madame Elizabeth Russell, who after her marriage settled in this area. The dormitory under construction at the present time will be named Edith Bolling Hall, in honor of Woodrow Wilson's widow. Mrs. Wilson is a native of southwestern Virginia, a descendant of Pocahontas, and was an honorary member of the Pocahontas Literary Society. Since 1935 ¡Radford College has awarded the bachelor of arts degree in addition to two education degrees and a bachelor of science degree. Although the majority of its graduates become teachers, each year an increasing number enter other fields. Twoyear curricula are available in pre-nursing, pre-medical technology and business education. A training school for elementary teachers is located on campus; supervising teachers are college faculty members. Radford College is a residence school, having five residence halls, and a sixth under construction. The college is located in the small city of Radford (population, 14,000), forty miles west of Roanoke, on the plateau of the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia. The campus overlooks the scenic New River Valley, and the Blue Ridge Parkway is a short distance away.

BACK COVER PICTURE: A view from the circle of Radford College's campus shows the John Preston McConnell Library, named for Radford's first president, and the modern Science Hall.

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