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A~u~ol WISCONSIN CENTRAL STATE COLLEGE, STEVENS POINT • STEVENS PoiNT, Wisconsin, was chosen as the site for Wisconsin' s Sixth Norma l School, by an act of the Board of R egents, July 22, 1893. Mr. Theron B. Pray was its first president. The college i now popularly known a " Centra l State'' because of its loca tion near the geogra ph ic center of Wisconsin. It is near the east ba nk of the Wisconsin River. Its primary purpose is the training of teachers. but it offer Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Art degrees in liberal arts. In its education di visions it offer professional training for teachers; in the College of L etters and Science it offers a genera l course, and can provid e several year of pre-professiona l study in a number of fi elds. In addition to the u ual academi c major , it offers majors in co n erva tion and home economics. The m a in building includes mos t of the genera l classroom a nd labora tory space of the coll ege, and al o hou es th e auditorium a nd th e admini trativc offi ces. The new $750,000 library completed in 1954, is lo ated just north of th e main building, connec ted to th e east wing by a tunnel. Asi<Tned reading is accommoda ted to a convenient re e1Ye reading room . The Tra ining School i loca ted just nort h of th e ma in building on th e west ide of the ca mpus. It pro,·ides the faciliti e for practice teaching in kinderga rten and eio-ht g-rade . Stucl ent-teachin a experi ence in a one-room chool i. prO\·icl ed in the Orthma n Demon tratio n School. Th e home eco nom1c H ome Yt: anagement H ou e gi,· majors in home econom i c~ an opp rtu nity to li ve a a family unit.

FRO NT COYER PICT RE : Guest at th e Panhellenic tea clima..x ing a week end of installation activities of Gamma Beta chapter.

Rooms are provided in two dormitories, el~on H a ll for women and Delzell Hall for men. At the pre ent time Central State serve O\tr 1, 158 students from all parts of the United State-;. Korea, Ha,·vaii, and Peru .

Main entrance of the administration building of Wi consin Central State College.


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• CoLLEGE WOMEN today need no champion but we want to mount the soap box to say a few words in reply to one of their critics. Recently, a speaker told a group of club women that a lthough never before had so many women had the opportunity to attend college, they a re not taking their civic responsibilities after college seriously. It is our opinion, collaborated by other sorority officers, that contemporary college women a re healthier, prettier, and more desirous of training for a career. Reports of alumnae groups of NP.C sororities challenge the criticism that college women fail to take part in civic affairs. During our many years of working with sorority women, we have noticed an increasing improvement in scholarship, efficiency in official duties, ability to express individual opinions, and participation m worthwhile philanthropic projects. We are proud of our college women of today, and enjoy singing their praises. -EsTHER Buc HER. Editor.

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Gamma Beta Installed. ... ... ... .... ........ .. .... 1956 Alpha Girl Candidates ........ ... ... ..L.. Frost Fidelity Award Candidates ... ... .. .. Fort Hays State College Dorm Named Agnew Hall. ............ .... ...... .... ........... .. A Salute to New M embers of National Honoraries .. . .. ... . .... .. ....... ...... ....... . ...... Peggy Spra'd lin R eceives IFYE Assignm ent t o Brazil.. .. ... .. ... ....... .... ... .......... Ellen Owen Daly .. .. ... .... ... ............. ......... Alpha Sigma Create Silver Lin in g.. .... Up th e Steps of Light. .. ........ ........... .. .... Unchanging V alues in a Changing World .. ... .. ....... ..... .. ... .. ...... .... ... ......... . Campus Leaders .. .......... ....... .... .. ...... ...... . Campus Quee ns.. ...... ... .. ... .. ... .... ... .... .. .... Why I Wish to Become a Member of Alpha Sigma Alpha .... .. ............. ......... Alpha Sigma Alph a Spotlight... ... .. ...... College N ews Letters............. .............. ... Alumnae News Lebters .... ... .... .. ... .... ........ Alpha Sigma Alpha Announcements .... Alpha Sigma Alpha Directory. ...

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2642 University Avenue, St . Paul 14, :'vlinnesota . by Leland Publi~hcrs, Inc. Alpha Si~rna h,.adquartcrs be addressed

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respondence concernin2 the same should be addressed to Miss Esther Jlucher. Suite 226, 1025 Grand Avenue, Kansas City 6, Missouri. PoSTMASTER : S end Form 3579 to Kansas Cit y address. , Entered as second-class matter, September 4, 1923. at the post office at St. Paul , Minnesota. under the Act or Marrl• 3. 1R79 Application for special permit mailing bas also been made .

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C ha rter members of Gamma Beta are (left to right }-first row: June Martens, Mary Ann Puwalowski, Joyce Hannemann, Marge Kiefer, Lenore Gaylord. Middle row: Geri Beyertedt, l\lrs. H enr y Runke, Miss Vivian K ellogg, Dorothy Omernik, Mary Louise Bloczynski, uzanne l\luck, Jud y H eintz Rosemar y Axtell, Nancy Coon. Back row: Rosemary Kreidler, Joyce eheelk, Susan Maynard , Marlene LeMere, Daphne Porter, Mary Lucas, Lily Sturkol , Jani ce cheidegger, Phyllis Schwab, Ja nus Schellin, Janet Madison, Treive lae Anderson, Carole Fabich, Margaret Bloom, Elaine 1 elson, Virginia J en en.

• P 1 BETA P 1 orority at C ntral Sta te Collecre te,-cn Point. " 'i consin, became Gamma Beta hapt r of lph a i rna lpha, ::vt:a r h 10. 19-6. Friday e\·en in cr. ~1 a rch 9. a n open hou e wa held in the rec reat ion room of Nel on H a ll honoring the in tall a tion tea m con i ting of :Yfi Evlyn G. Bell. na ti ona l pre ident ; ~Ii ir~1111 a Ca rpent r. nati na l ,.i c pre idcnt; ::VIr . O ra n Kl ein, na ti onal a lumnae edito r : ~Irs. L wso n

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Black tone representincr the Chicago a lumnae; Beverly Voelkel and Marion Imbery of Beta Kappa Western Illinois State College, Macomb ; Freida Phillips and Verne J ohnson of Beta Rho, Northern Illinois State College, D eK a lb · and Carol Becker, athalie Wick Pat Syh-ester, Diane Darcy, Vickie Kirk, Aleen Shinaberger Gloria McNeicrht of Beta Phi, Stout Institute, Menomonie, Wi consin.

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The national officers conducted an officers' conference early Saturday morning in the Seminar Room of the College Library. Initiation service were h eld a t eleven o'clock in the morning of M a rch 10 for the officers of Gamma Beta : Mary Louise Bloczynski, president ; Janet Madison, vice president ; Judith H eintz, recording secretary ; N ancy Coon, corresponding secretary; Treiva M ae Anderson, treasurer ; Virginia Jensen, assistant treasurer; Joyce Hannemann, editor ; Lenore Gaylord, m ember- at-large; Lily Sturkol, chaplain; and Rosemary Kreidler, membership director ; the advisers: Miss Vivian Kellogg and Mrs. H enry Runke ; and the patronesses : Mrs. Burdette Eagon, Mrs. Edgar Pierson, Mrs. Nels Reppen, Mrs. R aymond Specht and Mrs. Herman Toser. The beautiful ceremony was conducted in the Student Union of Delzell Hall. An Irish motif was carried out at the luncheon in the Hotel Whiting, with tiny green shamrocks as favors and dainty gold paper harps with green crepe paper bases as table centerpieces. Mary Louise Bloczynski, Gamma Beta's president, was mistress of ceremonies. A program of Irish music included two vocal solos by N ancy Coon accompanied by Judith H eintz, and a piano medley by Elaine N elson. The chapter's trio, Treiva M ac

Anderson, J anet M adison, and Nancy Coon, sang "Moments to R emember." In a second service at two o'clock, Satu rday, M arch 10, the following were initiated: R osemary Axtell, Geraldine Beyerstedt, M argaret Bloom, Carole Fabich, M arga ret Kiefer, M arlene Le M ere, M ary Lucas, June M artens, Susan M aynard, Suzanne Muck, Elaine N elson, Dorothy Omernik, Mary Ann Puwalowski, D aphne Porter, Joyce Scheelk, Janice Scheidegger, J anus Schcllin, and Phyllis Schwab. A pledge service followed for Sharon Gj ermundson, Janis Nottleman, Allene Grimm, M ary Lund, Syng Ai Lee, N athalie Pierre, Rosalyn Lee, Nona Grotzke, Inga Luhring, Marilyn Granger, Barbara J enkins, Nancy Nelson, Valerie H ermann, and Vivian Morgan. Formal installation of Gamma Beta chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha was conducted by Miss Evelyn G. Bell, national president. Mary Louise Bloczynski, president of Gamma Beta, was toastmistress at the installation banquet held at Sky Club, Saturday evening, M arch 10. Bouquets of yellow daffodils and white carnations decorated the tables. Three toasts given were "Aspire" by Janus Schellin, Gamma Beta; "Seek" by Vicki Kirk, Beta Phi ; and "Attain" by Miss Evelyn G . Bell, national president.

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Gamma Beta Pledges (left to right)-first row: Barbara Jenkins, Marilyn Granger, Mary Lund. Middle row: Vivian Morgan, Syng Ai Lee, Valerie Hermann, Allene Grimm, Jan Nottleman. Back row: Nancy Nelson, lgna Luhring, Nona Grotzke, Rosalyn Lee, Nathalie Pierre, Sharon Gjermundson.

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l\lembers of the Installation Team (left to right)-first row: Gloria lcNeight B<l>, Miss Virginia Carpenter, national vice president; Irs. Lawson Blackstone AI', Chicago alumna; liss Evelyn G. Bell, national president; Mrs. Oran A. Klein, national alumnae editor; Miss Rita Youmans, Beverly Voelkel BK, Marion Imbery BK. Back row: Carol Becker B<l>, Freida Phillips BP, Nathalie Wick B<l>, Pat Sylvester B<l>, Diane Darcy B<l>, Vickie Kirk B<l>, Verene Johnson BP, Aleen Shinaberger B<l>.

Pictured above is Mary Louise Bloczynski, president of Gamma Beta, accepting th e chapter's charter from -"liss Virginia Carpenter, nat ional vice president.

Pictured below : In th e receiving line at the Panhellenic tea from right to left are Miss Rita Youmans; Miss irgini a Ca rp enter, national vice president ; Miss Evelyn G. Bell, national president ; Miss Vivian K ellogg, cha pter advis r路 l ary Louise Bloczynski, Gamma Beta president.

Willi am C . Hansen, president of Central State College, a nd Mrs. Elizabeth Pfiffner, dean of women, graciously welcomed Gamma Beta of Alpha Sigma Alpha to the campus. Banquet gue ts included President and Mrs. H a nsen ; D ean Pfiffner ; N. E. Masterson, member of the coordinating board of state colleges and the University of Wisconsin, and Mrs. Masterson 路 Dr. R aymond Gotham, director of teacher training, an d Mrs. Gotham ; Dr. Quincy Doudna, dean of administration, and Mrs. Doudna ; Miss Vivian K ellogg; Mr. and Mrs. H enry Runke ; Miss Rita Youmans, former adviser of Zeta Zeta chapter at Warrensburg, Missouri ; and members of the installation team. The student union a t Delzell H a ll was the scene of the Panhellenic tea Sunday afternoon March I I. Guests were the advi ers and patronesses of Gamma Beta; national officers and visitors from oth er chapters ; presidents of campus organizations; and college department h eads . Rece iving the guests were Mis Bell, Miss Carpenter, Miss Youmans, Miss K ellogg, Mr . Runke. a nd Mary Loui e Bloczynski. Mrs. R eppen , Mrs. Toser, Mrs. Specht. an d Yir . Pierson officiated :1~ the tea table.

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â&#x20AC;˘ WE, at Wisconsin State College, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, welcome Alpha Sigma Alpha to our campus. We hope that Gamma Beta chapter will play an active role in affairs at WSC and that it will prove to be a worthy addition to your national group. We bid you welcome and wish you well. ELIZABETH PFIFFNER

D ean of Wom en, Wisco nsin S tate College .

WISCONSIN STATE COLLEGE Stevens Point OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

March 15, 1956 Miss Mary Louise Bloczynski Pre ident, Alpha Sigma Alpha Wisconsin State College Stevens Point, Wisconsin DEAR Mrss BLoCZYNSKI: I wish to extend a word of commendation to you and to the members of your sorority upon your acceptance into a national organization. To me it is evidence that you have built a worthwhile sorority on this campus for I assume that the national organization checked rather carefully into the objectives and achievements and maturity of your group and its members. I hope that with the guidance of the national officers and the affiliated sororities, as well as the guidance of the local advisors and patronesses, that you may continue to be an important and useful organization on this campus socially and educationally. Sincerely yours, WM. C. HANSEN President

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Syng Ai Lee, a pledge of Gamma Beta, came to the tea in her native Korean dress. Syng Ai is the niece of President Syngman Rhee of Korea.

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• THE WINNER of the coveted collegiate award given each year in the memory of Elizabeth Bird Small, Pi Pi, will be selected from this group of Alpha Girls. Qualifications for the award include scholarship, leadership, and service. The Alpha Girl is chosen by her chapter, and an awards committee com-

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posed of appointees from the ranks of national officers and membership at large, selects the winner from material submitted. The recipient of the Elizabeth Bird Small Award will be featured in the November issue of THE PHOENIX.

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CANDIDATESforTHEFROSTFIDELITYAWARD â&#x20AC;˘ EAcH YEAR, one girl i chosen by the awards committee to receive the Fro t Fidelity award, e tablished by Donald and Emma Frost, Pi Pi, from candidates submitted by the chapters. This honor is based on intangible fraternity values including loyalty and "unsung" service to Alpha Sigma Alpha.

EvELYN HALL, Alpha Longwood College CAROL ANN HAvEs, Alpha Alpha Miami University MARY Lou BILLS Alpha Beta North east Missouri State Colleae BETTY SEAMAN. Alpha Gamma Indiana (Penna.) State T eachers College DoNNA FELL, Beta Beta Colorado State College of Education jo HANNAH SrssoN, Epsilon Epsilon Emporia Stat e T eachers College jANE joHNSON, Z eta Zeta Central Missouri Stat e Colleoe MARGARET ANGELCYK Eta Eta Pittsburg State T eachers College KATHLEEN MELLWIG, Kappa Kappa T emple University

CAROLE SLOAN KuLLBOM, Tau Tau FortH ays Kansas State C allege SHIRLEY MoTSINGER, Phi Phi Northwest Missouri Stat e College MARY ANNA RosE, Chi Chi Ball State T eachers College REETA GAYLE TuLLOS, Psi Psi Northw estern State College MILDRED GEORGE Beta Gamma Northeastern State College CAROLYN MIXON, Beta Delta MississifJPi Southern College BARBARA MAYO MuRPHY, Beta Epsilon Madison College MAX.INE VIRGINIA McBRIDE, Bet a Zeta Southwestern Louisiana Institut e SANDRA MoDISETT Bet a Eta Dickinson State Teach ers College

HRJ TI E CAREW, u u Drexel Institute of Technoloay

JANICE BovAv DoRER, Beta Theta Central Michigan College of Education

BETTY DICKSON, Rho Rho Marshall College

jOYCE jENK.INs, Beta Iota Radford College

MARGARET McDo NELL. Si ama Sigma Western State College of Education

P TRICIA K UCZYN KI, Beta Kappa Western Illinois State Teachers College

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REvA DALE Dono, Beta Lambda Arkansas State Teachers College SARA REDDING, Beta Mu H enderson State Teachers Colleae ANNE LINTON. Beta Nu Murray Stat e T eachers College SuE HuMPHREY, Beta Pi Concord College FREIDA MAE PHILLIPS, Beta Rho Northern Illinois State Teachers College CAROLYN PIPER HICKMAN, Beta Sigma South west Missouri State College VIRGINIA WERTZ, Beta Upsilon Upsilon Indiana Stat e T eachers College JocELYN BABCOCK, Beta Phi The Stout Institute CAROL A N FoRMAN, Beta Chi Arizona State College jEAN L. LucA , Beta Psi W estern Michiaan College jEANNE LANIER WOODHULL Beta Omega Bucknell University JANICE WURTH Gamma Alpha Creighton niversity

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FORT HAYS KANSAS STATE C OLLEGE WOMEN'S DORM NAMED AGNEW HALL • ELIZABETH JANE AGNEW TT, dean emeritus of women of Fort Hays Kansas State College, has been honored by having her name given to a new dormitory for women now under construction, the first woman to receive this recognition . Agnew Hall is the name suggested by President M. C. Cunningham and acted upon favorably by the Kansas State Board of Regents. Other buildings on the campus have been named for General Phil Sheridan, General George Custer, General Forsyth, Colonel William F. Cody, and William A. Picken and Clarence Rarick, first and thirds presidents of the college. In 1910, Miss Agnew established the home economics department at the college, and a few years later became the first dean of women, a position she held until her retirement in 1943. Since then her life has been filled with her hobhie , her friends and the campus activities. The Hays newspaper wrote of Miss Agnew: "She continues to function on committees where sage counsel and advice are paramount, she never misse a social function, a public entertainment, or a gala occasion of any kind at the college. It would be unthinkable not to invite her and it would be equally unthinkable in her code not to attend. At 86, Elizabeth Agnew is enjoying life as probably no other woman in Hays, and there is probably no one in this community who will not be glad to know Agnew Hall will be one of the outstanding buildings on the campus." Miss Agnew is a charter m ember of Tau Tau

Miss Elizabeth Agnew TT shows a friend some hats which she has made from pheasant feathers. This is one of h er many hobbies.

chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha, and was its adviser until becoming dean of women. It was under Miss Agnew's supervision that Tau Tau contributed to Alpha Sigma Alpha the first printing of our creed and demonstrated how effectively it could be mounted as a wall plaque. Miss Elizabeth is a very active member of the alumnae of Alpha Sigma Alpha in Hays.

Laura Villani Presents A ward to Pearl Buck

Laura Villani KK p resen ts H uman Service Award to Novelist Pearl Buck at Br oth erhood D inner.

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• EACH YEAR Temple University climaxes Brotherhood Week with the Brotherhood Dinner at which time the annual Human Service Award is given. This year's recipient of the award was Novelist Pearl Buck who was selected because of her "constant devotion in terms of understanding, brotherhood and humanitarianism . . . thereby creating a more wholesome environment for our society." Kappa Kappa's Laura Villani was the cochairman of the Brotherhood Dinner. ll


A Satnte ro NEW MEMBERS OF NATIONAL HONORARIES • ALPHA SrGMA ALPHA readily recognizes that quality of distinction which accompanies membership in a national honorary society and would like to salute those of our sisters who have attained such an honor this year. Many Alpha Sigmas already are listed as members of these national societies, as well as of various campus organizations which are equally important in their own right, and to all, the sorority pays tribute. The following are, of course national in scope and have their membership requirements, standards of the highest caliber. Robert W. Bishop tells us in Baird's Manual that these honoraries have as their underlying ideals the recognition and encouragement of superior scholastic attainment, of the development of a well-rounded personality, and of qualities of leadership. Thus, we do point with pride to those who recently have been selected for membership in a national honorary ociety. ALPHA BET A ALPHA-Anne Linton, Beta Nu. ALPHA DELTA- Marge Levy, Beta Rho. ALPHA KAPPA GAMMA- Loretta Brooking, Mary Davis, Alpha. ALPHA PHI SIGMA- Mary Lou Bill . Alpha Beta . ALPHA CHI- Shirley Spencer, Beta Lam bda; Flo Evans Beta Mu. ALPHA P I OMEGA- Lorna Patton. Beta Rho.

BETA ALPHA PSI- Lois Nell Liebel, Gamma Alpha. GAMMA PI EPSILON- Rita G. Brennan, Lois Nelle Liebel, Angela Pettinger, Gamma Alpha. DELTA PSI KAPPA- Mike McKernan, Connie Brady, Barbie Paul, Kappa Kappa; J ean Kolar, Beta Rho. KAPPA DELTA EPSILON- Pat Guilano, Loretta Diiesi, Claire Love, Carole Baldwin, Edith Alexander, Alice Ferguson, JoAnne McKeown, Kappa Kappa . KAPPA DELTA PI- Loretta Brooking, Alpha; Lorraine Jerome, Kay Moots, Alpha Beta; Nancy Kariger, Phi Phi,· Beverly Belt, Ginger Brown, Bessie Smalts, Bet a EpsilQn; Gwen Owen, Bonnie Moran, Beta Nu ; Harriet Ireson, Lillian Jenkins Mary Jane Otey, Beta Pi. PI LAMBDA THETA-Jacqueline Busby Bigurn, Patricia Hein, Helen McKee, Beta Beta. PI OMEGA PI- Anne Linton, Beta Nu . OMICRON NU-Sally Coulomb, Anne Cowing, Norma Hedrick, Nu Nu . SIGMA ALPHA IOTA- Ruth Lindsey, Beta Psi. SIGMA TAU DELTA-Gwen Brockless, Wilma Ellsworth Beta Th eta. PHI KAPPA PHI- Delores Taylor, Psi Psi. PSI CHI-Alice L antz, Alpha Alpha. - HIWANNA C PP CROMPTON, National Scholarship Chairman .

Alice Lantz AA Psi Chi Loretta Brooking A Alpha Kappa Gamma Kappa Delta Pi

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From left to right are Beta Epsilon's Beverly Belt, Kappa Delta Pi ; Ginger Brown, Kappa Delta Pi· Anne Tow.nes, winner of the Pi Omega Pi scholarship cup; Besste Smalts, Kappa Delta Pi.

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Norma Hedrick NN Omicron· Nu

Wilma Ellsworth ne Sigma Tau Delta

Gwen Owen BN Kappa Delta Pi

PEGGY SPRADLIN RECEIVES

IFYE ASSIGNMENT TO BRAZIL • PEGGY SPRADLIN, a member of Beta Iota chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha and a senior in Home Economics at Radford College, Radford, Virginia, was recently selected to represent Virginia on the International Farm Youth Exchange Program in 1956. Her assignment will take her to Brazil from October, 1956, to April, 1957, where she will live and work with farm families to understand their way of life and to assist them in understanding ours. The IFYE program Peggy Spradlin Bl is under the JOmt sponsorship of the N ationa! 4-H Foundation and the Agricultural Extension Ser.vice at VPI and in each county of the state. This program strives to promote understanding between the United States and countries of the world through an exchange of carefully selected rural youth leaders. These delegates will live and work with families in their assigned countries from four to six months. While living with the family the IFYE representative is accepted as a family member ancl takes part in all family activities. They perform duties in farming, housekeeping, and participate with the families in church, club and community activities. They further endeavor to help their host families and organizations in the

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host country to understand our way of life. Peggy's home is near Vinton in Bedford County, Virginia, where she has made an outstanding record in 4-H, FHA, church, and community leadership. She has achieved recognition in gardening, foods, recreation, and rural arts, and leadership and achievement during her ten years of 4-H project work. Her leadership ability was exhibited in many of the major offices in her local 4-H club, County 4-H Council, 4-H honor club, All Stars chapter, and State 4-H Short Course. She was selected as one of the state delegates to the National 4-H Club Camp in Washington, D. C., in 1955, and represented Virginia 4-H club members at the North Carolina 4-H Short Course in 1953. Because of her all-round participation in 4-H project and leadership she won the State 4-H Leadership award in 1953. Peggy has been active in church, high school, and college activities, in the Future Homemakers club and was selected as valedictorian of her class. Her accomplishments in Future Homemakers are secretary of the county federation, reprentative to state convention, chapter president, reporter, and historian, State FHA secretary and delegate to the National FHA Conference, Michigan State College. At Radford she has been president of the Radford Home Economics club and has held offices in 4-H alumni. At the present she is president of the Virginia Home Economics Association. Peggy's other campus activities include Kappa Delta Phi, the German Club, and the Choral Club. Peggy has been recently selected as an Outstanding Senior of Radford College.

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• ALTHOUGH Ellen Owen Daly 0® probably consider statistics the least important part of her work as Director of Social Service at the Mount Auburn Ho pita! in Cambridge, :M:assachu etts, last year a total of 1,290 patient were referred to her department. She and her fellow-workers made 730 visit to pa tients' homes, hospita ls, and other ocial agencies, and 224 patients were placed in convale cent or nu rsing homes. Ellen a native of M as achusetts graduated from Simmons College School of Social Work, and then rever in g the usu a l eq uence. obtained her degr~e of Bachelor of Science from Bo ton University of Education. While at Boston University, she became a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, Theta Theta chapter. Other fraternity associations include membership in the Alpha Gamma chapter of Pi Lambda Theta, na tional honor society for women in education. Ellen is a m ember of the Bo ton alumnae chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha, the Alumnae association of Simmons College School of Social Work, and the American Association of Social Workers. For six years, M rs. Daly was chief social worker at Huntington M emorial Hospital in Bo ton, and in March of 1942 he began employment in the Social Service D epartment at the Mount Auburn Ho pita!, eve ntually becoming Director of the D epartment. While at Huntington, she had taught Adult Education in e\·ening session a t the M edford high chool. Married in 1942, to William Foster D a ly, who is pr sent ly emp loyed by the Wa r department a an inspector in army ordnance he share with her husband a keen interest in h !ping others to help themse lve . Frequently, the husba nd and wife operate together in off-duty hours, and Ell en Daly says that her hu sband give her many helpf u I ugo-e tion . Continuing her intere t in ocial work , because of a desir to be u efu l and maintainin?; a prof ional aptitude for education a l work Ellen D a ly has worked with chool departm nt , counellino- those hildr n with beha,·ior problems and phy ical defect , who are referred to her department. She alute the o-uidance teacher · of the chool with whom he work , ayino- that they are th most h lpful in r co nizing a n eel for total care. Many cia e of tud nt nurse have trained 14

under her at Mount Auburn, following her course in the "Social Aspects of Illne s," which she finds to be a mo t stimulating occupation since it combines her love for teaching with social work. Her department at Mount Aubu:n cooperate with the major clinics operated m

Ellen Owen Daly interviews a patient.

th e Out-Patient department at the Hospital, including the Tumor Clinic, the Massachusetts State-Aid Cancer Clinic, the State Plastic Surgery Clinic, and everal others. During the summer months, her department was able to raise funds from Cambridge service clubs, to cover the expense for the vacation care for children with hea lth problem . During th e past summer, she worked closely with the Polio Foundation in ecuring appliances and respirator for polio patient , and in counsellino- th m and their families. In addition to a bu y profe sional life, Ellen Daly and her husband find time for rela.xation from the pressures of work a nd ma:-~y educational meeting . They own a quaint old-fashioned ' tory-book" house in the center of nearby Lexington. The la tchstring is always on the outside to many fri ends and an attract ive gard n w lcomes them from Spring through F a ll. Ell en's hobby is philology- or the study of the origin of words. Durino- h r co llege day . she wrote for Words, a periodical de,·oted to the hi tory and etymology of word . , To her job at the :Mount uburn Hospital, Ellen bring a warm personality and a sympathetic and under tandino- manner, which makes her an effecti,·e agent and fri nd.

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• THROUGHO UT the past year chapters of Alpha Sigma Alpha across the nation h ave enabled many les fortunate persons to realize the d arkest of clouds a rc really not as bleak as they may seem. Various projects undertaken by many A~As have proven to be extremely successful in the eventual outcome to the grateful recipients. Not only money and time but personal ingenuity, also, has added much to the benefits derived from the well executed projects.

The A~A magazine service was given a terrific boost by the work done by Phi Phi at Maryville, Missouri. They were informed recently their contribution ranked second, and they are still sending in more subscriptions. The chapter found their needy family food basket project so rewarding they are formulating plans for enlarging it next year to include entertaining a group of orphans.

Rho Rho is spending a great deal of time with visits to the Huntington (West Virginia) Orthopedic hospital. The chapter is divided into four groups, thereby allowing each group to visit the hospital once a week, and they are devoting much time and individual attention to the children. Many of the children, confined to their beds, enjoy talking with visitors, while others who are able, gather around the piano for song fests. Christmas most certainly did not pass without a Yuletime party complete with Santa Clau ~ who distributed stuffed animals made or collected by : the Alpha Sigmas. Publicity regarding this party appeared in the Huntington newspapers.

SPONSOR CAMPUS RED CROSS DRIVE Beta Epsilon, H a rrisonburg, Virginia, is working diligently for the magazine fund , and is spon-

·ASSISTING RETARDED CHILDREN Assisting retarded children is the very worthy proj ect of Alpha Alpha at Oxford, Ohio. Belts are made by the m eml?ers to help the children learn more readily how to button their buttons and tie their ties. The belt is made of a three inch piece of buckram covered with yellow denim. On the belts are three flaps with button ho.les and buttons sewed onto the belt. On each end of the belts are twill ties, and the children merely have to put the belt on and slip it around the waist to match the flaps with the buttons. A number of the belts have been sent to a group in Dayton, and future plans are for Alpha Alpha members to work on more for groups in Hamilton a nd Cincinnati. Veterans at the Fort Campbell hospital were visited by Beta Nu. The program was so successful the hospital has asked for repeat .visits, and a Washington's birthday program was .jnaugurated. Beta Nus also endeavored to make the holidays more pleasant for an underprivileged family in Murray, K entucky, and collected clothing for the R ed Cross. An a nnual R ed Cross dance is sponsored by Alpha Sigma Alpha in conjunction wjth the R ed Cross drive.

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Some of the member of Alpha Alpha chapter working on belts used as aides for teaching retarded children to learn buttoning of buttons and tying of ties. Pictured above-first row, left to right: Shirley Pallatto, Barbara Messinger, Carol Hayes, Connie Rifkin. Back row: Thelma Anderson-, Janet Wilke, Gail Tracy, Ruth Chumey, Anne Kane.

soring the R ed Cross drive on the carnpus. Also, they provide baskets of food to needy families in ·the Harrisonburg area a t Christmas and Thanksgivmg. For sometime, Nu Nu has given a Christmas p arty for deaf children of the Archbishop Ryan home in La nghorne, Pennsylvania. Each of the children received a gift from an Alpha Sigma, distributed by a member of Theta Chi fraternity who was Santa Claus fo r the occasion. Second term, Nu Nus provided supplies to the D elaware County school · for R eta rded Children in L ansdowne. Itffi?.s furnish ed ·included . construction


Krinale fund a community fund to provide for ;eedy Ia~lies. Their other interest is faithfulness to Mrs. C . E. Scott, one of Mother-Patronesses, who has been ill for a time.

food their their long

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Working in the polio wards of the Omaha hospitals is part of Gamma Alpha's philanthropic project. Pictured is Mary Bremenkamp feeding a patient.

paper, pencils, coloring books, etc. Pl~ns a~e beina made to construct a traffic signal which will actu:lly light up so the children can be given traffic signal instructions. As well as furnishing a Christmas basket through the local welfare department, Beta Iota at Radford, Virginia, sponsored the Commun.ity Chest drive on the campus. Their sponsorship of the Faculty-AlA volley ball game and collections through the dormitories, netted more for the project than had been collected in other years.

For the past several years, members of the Canton-Massillon, Ohio, alumnae have focused their endeavors on children patients at the local tuberculosis sanitorium, Molly Stark. Each ~onth candy, gum, reading material and other 1t~ms wanted by the children were sent to the hospttal. Donations of clothing were made when needed, as well as special gifts at holidays. Recently, the last of the children patients were released and the alumnae were told they could continue their good work by adopting twelve elderly. men who are without relatives or friends. A donation was made toward a television set for the hospital, and each year a substantial donation is made to the county welfare fund for children's toys. Old woolens are collected and made into rugs by patients in the Molly Stark sanatorium. SEEK PERMANENT PROJECT

In the Temple University area of Philadelphia, Kappa Kappa has chosen to center their interest. At Christmas time, a family was given food and gifts to brighten their holiday. Kappa Kappa asAID FELLOW STUDENT sisted l<I>E fraternity in giving a Christmas party Beta Theta at Mount Pleasant, Michigan, has for children at an orphanage. At present a comdevoted their efforts in behalf of a fellow student mittee is investigating a permanent project, and who suffered an injury in an automobile accident one which is receiving a great deal of attention last Halloween. The chapter has attempted to. is the possibility of assisting, either personally or relieve the financial burden of the family during materially, the Youth Study Center where de!inhis hospitalization. There is a very p~rsonal in- quent children are placed for testing and posstble terest to Beta Theta as one of them ts engaged treatment while awaiting trials. There appears to him. Efforts were put forth in the combined to be a need for this type of work in the PhilaAll-Greek project to raise money for the March delphia area, and Kappa Kappa hopes they may of Dimes, including participation in a bake-sale. be successful in their endeavor toward helping the situation. Beta Psi at Kalamazoo, Michigan, is making Beta Upsilon at Terre Haute, Indiana, has hospital scuffs for the Battle Creek veterans hosbeen making scrapbooks for the children's wards pital, and every third Wednesday a grout;> goes of the two city hospitals. Their project includes to the hospital to play cards and entertam the visiting the children once a week. veterans. In the not too distant future, the chapAlpha at Farmville, Virginia, has concentrated ter will present a show from talent within the their efforts on the adoption of a family. Each group. year they select the family of a pupil in the Beta Lambda, Conway, Arkansas, gave of their Farmville elementary school. This year, each efforts and means to as ist one of their i ters who member brought an article of food for the basket suffered a fatal illness. as well a wearing apparel and a toy. The reA candy sale proved very successful for Beta sponse was very enthusiastic, and each of the Eta at Dickinson, North Dakota. Proceeds were family's six children received clothing and toys given to the Fellowship and Philanthropic Fund ranging from small items to a doll bed and a of AlA. They contributed to the Dickinson Kris stove. 16

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A BUDGET ESTABLISHED Philanthropic work at Athens, West Virginia, has been carried on systematically by Beta Pi. This year, they established a budget and allocated $50 for this purpose. $3.00 was contributed to the tuberculosis fund; $10 to the national service project; and $35 to the Jane Britton memorial fund . This fund was established by the college in memory of Jane Britton, an Alpha Sigma who died two years ago. Beta Pi contributed $50 to the Proctor Council Christmas party, given annually for underprivileged children of the area, and this year 125 were present to enjoy the festivities. For the past several years, Zeta Zeta at W arrensburg, Missouri, ha given $250 to the children's polio ward of Mercy Hospital i:1 Kama'l City. Money for this gift i derived from variom projects including magazine subscription sales, engagement book sales, contribution of $1.00 by each member instead of the usual Christm a'l gift rxchange, and earnings from "wor!.; day." Th e

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biggest money-maker is the annual Spring SockHop, which not only garners cash for the "philanthropic sock" but gives the chapter well-deserved publicity for their efforts. The "work day" is scheduled each spring, and each A~A has a definite amount to earn. These combined efforts put the group far over the top in the goal established at the beginning of the year. It is needless to m ention that Alpha Sigmas throughout the country devote a great deal of time in the interest of philanthropy. Numerous projects have been adopted by the various chapters for their own local philanthropies. Each one is extremely worthwhile and worthy of commendation. These many worthwhile endeavor' on the part of the many Alpha Si~m'1s p'1int out that a little interest put to work can stimulate a great deal of action and a trcm e!1 dou~ amount of benefit. Time. money, and ingenuity have been combined to fulfill the m any proj ects chosen, a nd all endeaYors attain the purpose for which they were intended .- JACQUELINE PHILLIPS CARSON, National Ph ilanthropic Cha irman.

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MISS EULALIA ROSEBER RY • Miss EuLALIA RosEBERRY, for over thirty-fiy e years an interested and active member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, and first adviser of Eta Eta chapter, died on January 24, 1956, at the age of 86.

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For many years Miss Roseberry was head of the geography department at K ansas State College, Pittsburg, and after her retirem ent she was asked to return to the faculty during tlw wa r to direct classes in weather observation durin; World War

II . Each year from 1930 to 1944, Miss Roseberry was chosen to tell "The Apple Story," about the founding of the College, at the annual . ~<;>r;n ;. memo ration d ay convocation. President R ees . I-l; Hugh es said: "The College has never had a more loyal supporter. Her continued interest through the years since her retirement from active duties has been an inspiration to all of us. " The same words of praise can be said of Miss Roseberry regarding her interest in Alpha Sigm a Alpha. Her Christmas card list of members of Eta Eta through the years, would fill several volumes. Until illness prevented the last few years, Mis Roseberry was present at the A~A breakfast for seniors, with words of wisdom which she presented with a twinkle in her eye and a smile on her lips. Her memory will be a vibrant part of Alpha Sigmas who knew her for a long t:ime. '(

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MRS. ALT ANA PENFIELD BRANDENBURG

Her intere t in Alpha Sigma Alpha and the college covered a long span of years. Dr. Bradenburg was president of the college from 1913 until his death in 1940. Mrs. Brandenburg was an AlA patronc s and although as the wife of the college president he wa graciou to all campus groups, a the mother of three Alpha Sigmas. she was our lady.

• MR . LTA A PENFIELD BRA DENBURG, widow of r. William A. Brandenbur.,., first president of Kan as State Teacher College Pittsburg died on January 24 1956, the arne day as her close friend, Mis Eulalia Roseberry. Mrs. Brand nburg was the mother of three Alpha Si.,.ma Alphas, Mrs. Harry K. Leedham, Webster Groves Missouri, Mrs. Glen Halliday, Pittsburg, and Mrs. Lyle E. Carney, Gallup, New Mexico. Her two on are Dr. William A. Brandenburg, dean of the faculty of Northwest "Mis ouri State College at Maryville, and Harold P. Brandenburg, high school vice-principal at Columbus, Kansas.

• HEARTFELT SYMPATHY is extended to the families of Hanna Pillow XX and Norma Rush XX. Hanna and Norma were graduates of Ball State, Muncie Indiana, and were teaching in C alifornia, at the time of the traffic accident in which both were killed.

• FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILrTY - UNCHANGING VAL ES IN A CHANGING WoRLD was the theme of the 1956 Convention of the National Association of Dean of Women, held in Cincinnati, March 22-25. The keynote addre s of D ean M. Eunice Hilton, president of NADW, " Some Problems of Defining and Assuming Responsibilities in a Democratic Society," focused attention on the tromendous task facing educator in the present day. The speakers at the general session as well as tho e in the Interest Group Section developed variou pha e of the theme on the junior high school, senior high school, and college level . Three Interest Groups of special significance to fraternity worn n were the section resulting from planning by the joint NADW-NPC committee. D ean Martha Peterson University of Kan as is the NADW chairman and Mrs. Cloyd Mar hall, Alpha Phi, is the NPC chairman. A member of this committee Mrs. Fred M. Sharp, AlA's delegate to NPC, attended the convention with Miss Evelyn G. Bell, national president of lA, and Miss Virginia Carpenter, national ice pre ident. haring in th program were several other lpha i!!rna Alpha . Dr. Ethel J. lpenfels BB, who was our 1955 convention speaker opened the first .,.eneral e ion with a plendid pre entation of "The Philo ophy of Groups in our Changing merican Culture." AI o participating in special inter t pro.,. rams were: Miss Loui e N. Stewart, national hi torian; Mis Helen M . Brickell EE; and Mis Mary Emma Lindenmuth KK. From campuses '" here there are Alpha Sigma Alpha college chapters, the e dean of women shared in th~ program : Mi Mary Jane Steven on, Bucknell University.

Miss Ruth Schillinger, State Teachers College, Emporia, Kansas. Miss Jean Stauffer, Fort Hays State College, Hay , Kansas. Miss Emily Taylor, Associate Dean, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Miss Elizabeth E. Lichty, Western Michigan College, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Mrs. Catherine G. Nichols, Arizona State College Tempe, Arizona. Miss Gertrude Peabody, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Miss Agnes Edwards, Southwestern Louisiana Institute, Lafayette, Louisiana. Dean Edwards was honored, with others, at the banquet, for meritorious service of twenty-five years or more, to the National Association of Deans of Women. Throughout the busy days of the program, one was keenly aware of the sincere efforts of educators and community leaders to work together in providing the best educational experience for our future leaders. Dean Hilton effectively stated what a student should desire in these words: "We can ay the tudents' purpose should be to get an education ' with the main emphasis upon the contribution of the lassroom but also with emphasis upon learning in extra-classroom activities." Increa d enrollments in the next few years will present the colleges of our country with gigantic problem . In this rapidly changing picture there is a challenge for sororities that are ready to work cooperati ely with colleges in training our youth to accept freedom and re pon ibility as they make the most of their opportunities.- EVELYN G. BELL, ational President.

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Rita Ashworth BI is editor of the 19:i6 "Beehive" at Radford College.

l\larllyn Humilton B'i' is a memher of the Judicial Uoard at '-Vestern !Uiehigun College.

Florlann Manno KK Is editor of the 1956 "TempJar" nt Tem11le.

Selma Roydon BI is president-elect of the Student Government Association at Radfor<l College.

Freida Mae Phillips BP is n member of the Student Senate at Northern Illinois.

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Oldl>nm DN president of YWCA at 1\turrny State Teachers.

Lillian Smith B<l> is the first' .student elected to the advisory committee of Phi U psilon Omicron.

Patricia Culpepper Btl received a Danforth Foun<latlon Award.

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Helen ~leli:ee BB was seleetetl Q.ueen of the Blue l{ey Sweetheart Ball at C oloratlo C ollege of Education.

Carol Sue Jackson HH was chose Honorary Lieutenant Battalion Con mander of the RO'rC unit at Plttt burg Teachers.

June ~!organ Brodt B<l> reigned as Rose of Sigma Tau Gamma at Stout Institute.

Delma Sue Standley B!: was seleehitl Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the ROTC unit at Southwest ~llssouri.

Nnney Neilson NN (on the right) was Q.ueen of the 1056 Panhellenle Ball at Drexel Institute. On her lett Is Jean Foseid NN, a member of her court.

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WHY I

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A MEMBER OF ALPHA SI.G MA ALPHA Bv BETTY CRoss, as a pledge of Eta Eta Chapter • THERE are many reasons why I would like to become an active member of Alpha Sigma Alpha. First, I think friendship is one of the most important reasons. My mother was an Alpha, and the friends she made laid the foundation for life long friendships. There are many sorority members who will bear witness to the enrichment of their lives through the wealth of sympathetic interest such friendships have bestowed. Only those who have been blessed with true friendship can understand how very barren and spiritless life would be without the stimulus and zest they give. To be trusted, to be appreciated, to be loved, makes possible the practically impossible, renders the joy of success more keen, the sting of sorrow less poignant. Alpha Sigma Alpha takes a girl out of a large group and makes her a permanent member of a smaller group. It is providing her during her college course with family affiliations and with essential elements of a home-sympathetic interest and wise supervision. Any organization that fosters love of home should be encouraged, for from the home as the central force in civilization must emanate all the influences that make for progress. A sorority member certainly, is under heavy obligations to her sorority, her college, and to her parents, but none of these will ever press for payment. They consider their investment safe. as long as her name is a synonym for honor. As a college girl she will adjust herself in · 'me to any position in which she finds her elf, - but as a sorority girl he will ad just herself quickly, ea ily happily because in addition to the store~ of knowledge acquired throuah years of tudy and always available for pleas}!J.'e or profit. he will have gained through e- discipline of the chapter both wisdom and understanding. I think an lpha Sig through her a ociation with the different member of her chapter will EDITOR's NoTE: Betty was initiated by Eta Eta chapter on November 22, 1955. H rr mother, Mr . T . R . Cross, is the former Mae Best.

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gam a thorough knowledge of human nature such as can come only from being in intimate touch with many lives and many minds. A sorority is essentially an individualizing and harmonizing agency. The sorority in what it stands for, and what it tries to do, is unimpeachable. The sorority is continually calling every chapter's attention to the high ideals that the order has placed before itself, and incidentally paves the way for the organization as a whole to be highly respected by the student body and faculty. Sorority membership means that a number of students have banded together and pledged themselves to work unfalteringly and unflaggingly for high ideals, for noble aims. Within a chapter group a girl knows she is with friends and need not be on parade. She can be what she really is, an essentially feminine woman with a wide outlook on life. The simple wholesome social life that the sorority makes possible is conducive to naturalness, feminine charm, and womanly dignity. I think the tiny jewel that sparkles over each active member's heart is an outward and inward sign of spiritual grace. These are just a few of the many reasons I would like to become an active member of Alpha Sigma Alpha.

The Obligations of Privilege • IT is a privilege to be a fraternity member! It is also a privilege to be an American citizen today, to be a college student and to have health and intelligence and freedom of thought and action. But like all privileges, these are not to be taken lightly and they carry with them the unwritten obligation to justify their possession. So long as human being seek a higher path, conaenial friends to share with them and are concientious· about following it, the fraternity sys_tem will continue to arow.- FRANCES ALEXANDER, -The Ke)• of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

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BARBARA TRIPP FRIEND • Barbara Tripp Friend A (Mrs. Lester D.• Jr.), a member of the Richmond alumnae, became interested in civic work as soon as she left college. Barbara is an active worker in the Cancer Foundation. She is a member of the Board of Trustees and recently was elected secretary. Barbara has spoken on cancer work in many towns and cities in Virginia.

SUSAN A. HADLEY • Susan A. Hadley, past-president of Beta Omega. is a history and English major at Bucknell. This year she has served as secretarytreasurer of Phi Alpha Theta. history honorary. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Delta Epsilon. Susan is also active in Honor club. Debate club, Politics club and the Christian Association.

VIRGINIA ANDERSON • Virginia Anderson BB is secretary of the Associated Students at Colorado College of Education. As a sophomore she received one of Pi Lambda Theta's outstanding sophomore awards. During her junior year she served as president of A.W.S. and class treasurer. Virginia w.:xs elected to "Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges" and reigned as the 1955 Blue Key Sweetheart. She has served her chapter as attendance chairman, secretary and vice president.

KAY MOOTS • Kay Moots AB, a junior majoring in home economics, is active in Colhecon and Disciple Student Fellowships. She is Missouri president of the all-state Colhecon club. Kay is now serving her chapter as secretary. She is talented artistically and has planned many of the decorations for Alpha Beta's parties. Kay is active in 4-H work and is on the Dean's Honor Roll.

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At{d4 Longwood CoUqe SPRING RUSH has ended and we have a nice group of new pledges. It's election time at Longwood and once again we find that Alpha Sigma Alpha rates high in the estimation of all the students on the campus. Sara Lou Wendenburg was elected president of House Council and serving with her will be Anne Roundtree as secretary and Ellen Calloway as treasurer. Jeanne Vestal has been elected secretary of the YWCA. Adele Donaldson has been chosen as managing editor of The. Rotunda, the college newspaper, for the 19565 7 sessiOn. Adele has been very active on the newspaper staff for the past three years. Alpha chapter is proud to announce that their cumulative semester average was the highest of all those obtained by the sororities on the campus for the fall term. Pageants of the Spring are very popular, but non e could be complete without a lovely May Queen to grace the occasion. We feel that it would be impossible to find a lovelier or more charming Queen than our own Patsy Abernathy Rice who was selected by the entire student body to reign over our May Day celebration. Evelyn Hall has been chosen as a representative to the Longwood May Court. Bah Carter is chairman of the theme committee for the :May pageant and has been doing a fine job in preparing the production. Nancy Red Quarles was chosen as Maid of Honor for the Apple Blossom Festival held in Winchester, April 29-30,-NANCY R. QUARLES.

Miami University AT the beginning of the new semester we had several informal rush parties. The first one was centered a round a travelogue theme, basing our entertainment on the idea of an America n traveling through France, Italy, and China. Barb Peterson and Pat Green did a pantomime to the record "Chinese Cat Song," for the interpretation of China.' Other skits were given to portray France and Italy. Coolie hats were given as favors and rickshas were used for name tags. The next party had a Hawaiian theme, using cocoanuts for favors and palm trees for name tags. We decorated our cocoanuts with red yarn for hair, buttons for earrings, and tempra paints for the face so they might resemble heads. On the back we painted "A2:A imported from Hawaii." Punch and cookies were served as refreshments as they were at the previous party. The entertainment for our Hawaiian party was provided by Averil Olsen who sang "Summertime" and Marge Anderson, Pat Greene, Linda Lincoln, Shana

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Franstead, and Sue H awks who gave their rendition of a Hawa!ian dance .as seen by a traveler. The girls wore grass sk1rts and bnghtly colored leis which they placed around th e rushees' necks aft er the dance. . Following spring rush was our annual Junior Prom. Lmda Crumb was Alpha Alpha's candidate for Prom Queen. On March 11, we had a spaghetti dinner in honor of our new actives. Next came t~e 0.0.~ Carnival with each sorority on th e campus pa1rcd w1th a fra ternity to plan a nd construct. a booth. Our fraternity was Sigma Phi Epsilon. The t1tle used for our booth was "Little Abner Land" using AI Capp's famous schmoos as duck pins for a bowling typ e game. As an add ed att rac tion to our booth we had Daisy M ae. The Ali•Campus Show also took place in March . Marge Anderson was chorographer for the production . Barb M essinger had one of th e leading roles in the show. This show . is written, directed and produced by the students and 1s one of the most entertaining events of the year. Our annual Spring Boat trip was the last of April as was Greek Week. We are planning our program for Mother's Day. ALICE LANTZ.

Northeast Missouri State CoUege THE past few months have been busy ones for the Alpha Betas. Carol Wegehoft was crowned Queen of Hearts at the school's annual Trump Night (an al~ campus project for making money to finance the orchestra for the spring formal ). Our skit, cross section of college life and teachers, also took first place. Betty Lou Wilgus was crowned A~A queen at the annual Sweetheart dance on February 18. Her two attendants were Pat Redding and Judy Greeno. This· dance was one of the nicest our chapter has given . We used red and pale pink as our color scheme . Streamers in alternating colors were drawn to a large heart in the center to form a false ceiling. Silver gilted trees with red paper hearts added to the decorations. Eleven girls made the dean' s honor list. Lorraine Jerome made straight E's and was also initiated into· Cardinal Key, a scholastic honorary for girls. Tfie pledges gave us a "Phoney Island" party. The theme was a beach party with the actives wearing bathing outfits of the early part of the century. The pledges wore white shorts and red sweaters. Anne Glick was chosen queen for having the most unusual costume. Her prize was a child's sand bucket and shovel. Plans are now in progress for the Alumnae dinner, breakfast-dance and Mother's Day tea.-BOBBIE MoLES.

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ritp~ t'Jam:t~t4 Indiana (Penna.) State Teachers College SPRING RUSH is over. The theme of our formal party was "Coronation Capers," and it was a very lovely one. . We are still raising money to complete the furmshing of our sorority room. We had a White Elephant Sale with the proceeds going to our room fund. •Miss Evelyn G. Bell, national president, was our guest in April. Plans are being made for our spring dance. We have decided to give our escorts little glasses with Al:A engraved on them. The sororities and fraternities are planning to have another Greek Sing this spring. We have started to practice our songs for it.- ]AN WINSLOW.

Colorado State College of Education FoR the fifth consecutive year a member of Beta Beta was named queen of the annual Blue Key Sweetheart Ball. Helen McKee was crowned by last year's queen, Virginia Anderson. One of the four attendants to the queen was Pat Hein of Beta Beta. The candidates are selected on the same basis that the Blue Key members are chosen: scholarship, leadership and service to the college and the community. Winter quarter rushing was very successful this year. The highlight of the rushing was the Anchorage Party, with the girls dressing in sailor's clothing. The decorations were complete with fish nets, dim lights and entertainment including an authentic rendition of "Hannah, the Vamp of Savannah." On February 13, we held initiation services for our Fall quarter pledges. -SHERRIL HATCHER.

Emporia State Teachers College OuR Panhellenic formal dance was held at the Broadview ballroom, February 17. Our chapter entered a "mouse race" in the Penny Carnival. All the contributions went to the charity drives on our campus. Alpha Sigma Alpha sang "Winds of the Prairie" directed by Virginia Bohn in the annual Singing Bee held March 7. On •M arch 14, we held installation services for our new officers. After the services a social hour was held. Our pledges have made a great improvement in the yard of our chapter house with the help of rakes, hoes, clippers a nd shovels.--GERALDINE WALL.

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&ta &ta Pittsburg State Teachers College As Christmas vacation rolled around, we were planning for our annual Christmas formal, which was held December 9. The theme of the dance was "Winterland Wonderland," and we danced amid blue streamers and glitter. The favors, which were stud boxes with the Alpha Sig crest, were under a white Christmas tree with blue lights. During intermission we sang the "Sweetheart Song" and passed out the favors to our dates. We invited the faculty and gave small corsages to the faculty wives. At the end of the semester, our pledges participated in courtesy week. A tea was given for the entire facul· ty, and several service projects were performed around the campus and in the girl's dormitory. The girls also helped with a collection for World University Service at a basketball game half-time. For the fifth consecutive year, Eta Eta has won the pep-night trophy, which signifies the organization with the most school spirit and enthusiasm. Our "cheers" and "rahs" echoed at basketball games. During semester enrollment we held our annual Mr. Basketball contest. As each student finished his enrollment, he was asked to vote on the outstanding basketball player at Pittsburg State. The winning player was then presented a trophy and a gift certificate at a basketball half-time. Eta Eta is very proud of the five girls who were elected to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. They are Mickey Eichhorn Bicknell, Charliss Kiser, Betty Jo McClanahan, Colleen Recob, and Pat Thomas. Eta Eta is always well represented in queen contests. Five of the nine girls nominated for ROTC queen were Alpha Sigs and Carol Sue Jackson

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ZETA Z ETA is very proud of Helen Price who was recently crowned the most popular girl on our campus. The th eme of " t. Louis Woman" was followed throughout the campaign. The age of the "flappers" was portrayed in the convocation skit. Georgeanne Straub was our candidate for Rhetor Ball queen.

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Our Spring rush was entitled "An Earring Party." The favors were red button earrings with A:l:A printed on them. Everyone came to the party wearing homemade earrings of fantastic shapes. Song Fete is already underway. We have chosen our dresses and song. ow all we have to do is work hard and cross our fingers that this will be the fifth time in a row for us.- ELIZABETH R ENKEN.

For the fifth consecutive year, Eta Eta has received the Pep trophy for the organization with the most school spirit and enthusiasm. Ed Kelley, Student Council president, is presenting the trophy to Margaret Angelcyk, chapter president.

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reigned as honorary lieutenant battalion commander at the military ball held March 2. The Kanza Ball Queen -contest has been very successful for us. The queen, Betty Jo McClanahan, and her two attendants Kay Roland and Charliss Kiser, have made us very 'proud and happy. -MARY AN:>~ ELLIOTT.

Boston University THETA THETA has received some wonderful news. "Boston University's President Cass has announced that th a t University has purchased a sorority house for the members of Panhellenic who are not represented in the present house which was put at Panhellenic's disposal when th ere were not so many member sororities. President Cass has estimated that around forty girls will be able to move into the house in September. This will mean five girls for each sorority. On Sunday, March 18, we entertained our parents with a tea held in Barnes Suite of Charlesgate Hall. It provided an excellent opportunity to get to know each other's parents. Our pledges presented the program. Th ey portrayed th e changes an Alpha Sig g:>es through from pledge period to the post initiation.- MURIEL CHETWYND.

Temple University MARCH 3 was the night of the wonderful University Carnival. The theme of the carnival was Broadway :shows. We selected "Bloomer Girl" and Pat Guilano played the title role. Ann Goldbeck was our nominee for Carnival Queen. Our booth won honorable mention for the most original. Kappa Kappa is redecorating! We are presently contacting interior decorators and will soon buy new furniture. We sang "Wonderful Guy" and "The Sweetheart Song" in the Greek Sing. After the sing there was a round of parties. The following night was the Greek Ball. Florinanna Manno was co-chairman of Greek Week End. Those participating in intra-mural basketball were Barb Snyder, Carole Baldwin, Janet Brooks, Pat Gui1ano, Loie Anservit, Judy Bachman, Claire Reffuge, Jeannie Rockovit, •M arion Boldrick, and Bet.ty Wurst. Gerry Hanley and Pat Hinneburg were our coaches. Ruth Derstine was captain of the term of Temple's basketball team. Among her team mates were Jean Rodger, Mike McKernan, Barbie Paul, Connie Brady, Gerry Hanley, and Pat Hinneburg. Florianna Manno received the annual Sword Award for outstanding service to Temple Universi-ty. Carole Baldwin, Kathy Mellwig, and Florianna Manno were chosen as three of Temple's Outstanding Seniors. Janet Brooks has been elected president of the Panhellenic association. Our annual dinner dance was held this year at Shillig's restaurant in New Jersey. Because this is "leap" year, ·the doorprize was a stuffed kangaroo, which was won by Toddie Kitlowski. The Alpha Sig mothers are planning for us another barbecue dinner.-JoANNE McKEOWN.

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Drexel Institute Bv looking at our mtmature mug favors, the Nu Nus find it easy to remember our biggest single social event of the year, the annual spring dinn er-da nce held on April 7. Another social event we all enjoye spring term was our initiation banquet followin g th e ceremony which made new members of th e girls pledged in February. Our philanthropic project for spring term included participation in the Lily Parade sponsored by the Easter Seal Society. During the afternoon of April 7, we donned our paper lily lapel pins and carried our Easter baskets to some of the busy areas of Philadelphia to solicit funds to aid the crippled children.- ANN CowING .

1\farshall College REcENTLY we held initiation services for our pledges and gave the mother-patroness degree to our mothers. Fran Williams was very active on the publicity committee for Greek Week. Betty Dickson Panhellenic president, was one of the speakers at Conv~cation. Cosette Zerie was our candidate for queen. Other Rho Rho members took part in Skit Night and Field Day. Rho Rho was hostess for State Day on April 14. Miss Helen Corey, national secretary, was our honored guest for the activities. We are working on "A Madrigal of Spring," our selection for our Mother's D ay Sing. The Sing is an annual event on the Marshall campus. Also we are busy planning our May Day Outing. -THARON FRANCES WILLIAMS.

St9ma SifJma Western State College THE first Sunday of every month, we get up bright and early. to take turns in preparing a "Come-as-youare" breakfast and afterwards attend church together. Several campus activities have dominated our time, one of these being the Co-ed Prom at which various honors are presented to deserving girls. Kathy McMahon was elected oM.iss Democracy. Last year she was Miss Attractiveness and W ee Dilts who has received the honor of Miss Personality and Miss Leadership in the past, was one of th ~ two finalists for Miss W estern State. Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council sponsored the formal Greek Sweetheart Ball in F ebruary. The honor of Greek Sweetheart was given to A~A's Roxanna Lake. Our brother fraternity, Kappa Delta Mu, h_as given us tremendous support throughout the year m many activi.ties and we are looking forward to the Alpha-Mu formal. One of our philanthropic projects this year was working with the hospital in the community. Next on Sigma Sigma's calendar is a "Come-as-youwere" (Bridey Murphy) party. Sounds like fun.RoBERTA CAsAoos.

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Fort Hays State College TAU TAu is very proud that the new women's dormitory is to be named Agnew Hall . Miss Elizabeth Agnew, dean of women emeritus of Fort Hays Kansas State College, is a c.harter member of our chapter. Although ~iss Agnew retired several years ago from her campus duues, she is still active in the activities of our chapter. Our annual pledge party was held on Saturday, March 24. On Sunday initiation services were held for the pledge class. The All-Student Carnival sponsored by Alpha Sigma Alpha and Sigma Tau Gamma was again a success.MAR jEAN OLSON .

Northwest Missouri State College AN annual event of Phi Phi is the Sweetheart Dance which was given on February 11. The d ecorations for the dance were red and white cupids, hearts and streamers. Nancy Rainey reigned over the dance as our Al:A Sweetheart. Shirley Motsinger was recently chosen as The 1956 Queen of The Tower, our college yearbook. The Maryville alumnae chapter entertained th e active members at a dinn er at the Dream Kitchen. This is a yearly event to which we look forw ard. Nancy Kariger was in the Swim Show, Jeanne Goodson had a rol e in the student production of "Hamlet." Carol Gamble is president of the Art club.-CAROL BRESSLER.

Ball State 路 Teachers College "DEBUTA NTE DA NCE" was the th eme and titl e of our pledge dance held February 17, in Anderson. Highlighting the evening's activities was the presentation of our pledges by th eir big sisters to our guests. On February 18, we had a paper drive and cleared $40.00, half of wh ich was donated to the H ea rt Fund. Our meeting on February 20 was tinged with sadness. The meeting was opened with a memorial service for Hannah Pillow a nd Norm~ Rush who were killed in an automobile accident nea r Long Beach, California, where they were teaching. A "take off" on the story, "The Littlest Angel," was our skit presented at the Kappa Sigma Kappa variety show on February 23 . The name of the act was "The Very Tiniest D evil" directed by Joby Foxworthy a nd Sally Weales. "Help Week End," a time when all so rority pledges get together an d by various projects in th e neighborhood raise money to send children from an orphanage to camp, was held March 16-17 . The senior banquet was held at R atcliffe' s on March 12. Special music was led by Joy Kean. \ ills and prophecies were read, and gifts were presented to our seniors and advise rs. It is rath er a ad time when our seniors leave, a nd yet a time of pride and happy memories and a good time for all . ancy Fickle was th e chairman for the banquet. Installation of officers was held on March 19, with our new president, Elaine Ingram presiding at the meeting which followed.

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Another rush party? Well, so it seems . . . however, a little reversed this time. The pledges gave a party for the actives . . . inviting them to a "rush" party on March 22. Each active "rushee" was requested to dress as the title of a popular song. We are anxiously planning for our sorority suite which will be located in the new dormitory to be completed by falL-PHYLLIS J. ORR.

Northwestern State College RECENTLY we donned our blue jeans and old shirts and had an old fashioned house cleaning. Now the hous~ is really spic and span. We have entertained each of the fraternities on the campus through informal parties given at the sorority house. We have chosen two members to represent us on two of th e campus boards. Rozel Hightower will serve on the Women's Recreation Association and Carolyn Smith will serve on the Panhellenic Council. The coming school year will be Alpha Sigma Alpha's turn to serve as president of the Panhellenic Council. Our president, Rose Campbell, will serve as the president. We are looking forward to our Spring Formal, our Mother-Father-Daughter Banquet and our annual camp party.-MARY EDWARDS .

g'aa ~ N ortheastem State College OuR annual Sweetheart Dance was March 3, in the Student Ballroom. Sue Jones was crowned Alpha Sigma Alpha Sweetheart at intermission. Those named to Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges were Mildred George, Gaytha Crosswell, Doris Deaton, Maxine Norwood, and Mary Jo Deem. Our basketball team won first place in the Round Robin tournament. Formal initiation for the first semester pledge class was February 14. Shirley T erry was selected as the model pledge. Installation of our new officers was held on March 20.-DoRIS DEATON.

Mwiasippi Southern College THE highlight of Beta D elta's social life was our annual dance on February I 7. The theme of the dance was " Love Is a Many Splendored Thing." It was car-

A scene from "Biology Bop" which won first place in tunt Night festivities for Beta Gamma.

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ried out with decorations of cheese cloth, apple blossom trees and a wisteria covered bridge. During the lead out, .the Alpha Girl award w as presented to Joan Mobley Shamburger a nd the Frost Fidelity award to Carolyn Mixon. On Sunday, Februa ry 12, Beta Delta end ed a "closed week end" by attending church in a group. After church, the pledges treated their big sisters to lunch . Between 3: 00 and 5: 00 p .m ., Dr. a nd Mrs. John Allen gave a tea for the chapter. Two of our members have received outstanding honors. M arjorie Dukate was elec ted second vice president of the student body. Pat Culpepper, our past president, received a Danforth Foundat ion Award. Our Parents-Daughter banquet was held on April 22.-SUS IE NEWTON.

Madison College BARBARA â&#x20AC;˘MURPHY, Em Sutton Holland, Charlene Myers, Shirley Blackwell, a nd Pamela Bond h ave been elected to Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. On March 3, we held initia tion services for our pledges. Some of our alumnae who were with us for services were Barbara Shaefer, Agnes Stephenson Showalter, a nd Hiwana Cupp Crompton. W e a re a lways happy when Carter House is fill ed with so many wonderful new sisters a nd alumnae. Also during March, our adviser, Miss Louise Boj e, entertain ed the seniors at a par.ty. This is one eve nt to whi ch th e seniors look forward each year. Madison's election for campus lead ers for 1956-5 7 has been held and we are very proud that Beverly Belt is the new chairman of th e Honor Council. Beverly, along with our own Charlene Myers, retiring chairman of the Honor Council, will be attending the Southern Intercollegiate Association for Student Government Associations in H a ttiesburg, Mississippi, later this spring. The National R ed Cross drive which our chapter sponsors on campus each year is well under way. W e a re competing with three other colleges for the highest percen tage of contributions. The winner will be presented with a silver tray. , On March 12, the members of the 1956 May Court were presented with red carnations. We are very proud that Angelita Suiter is Maid of Honor. Princesses from Carter House are Sue Ann Brown, Shirley Blackwell, and Frances Dinwiddie. Pat Lewis, Katherine Harding, Jean Hamil.ton, Suzanne Young, and Jane Chitwood will serve as attend<;~nts. These girls will ride on gay floats to make up part of the big parade which will proceed through town. To climax the day there will be a formal dance to honor the Queen and her court. Plans are being made for a week end at the college camp and our annual senior breakfast.- FRANCES DINWIDDIE.

won a trophy, but because we have seen that by working so h ard together as sisters we are able to present a stunt worthy of A2:A. In keeping with na.tional ideals we endeavored to portray a theme with deep thought, realizing that beauty must come from within and cannot be achieved by mere sets. This year we portrayed man a nd science under the title "The Unknown." The sets represented machinery, invention, and chemistry, while the dancers were symbolic of man in his ever expanding rol e of master of science, or as we wondered, science-master of man? We left this question up to the audience: has m an forgotten God in his quest for supremacy over science an d the universe and will this tremendous knowledge be too much for man to control alone? The stunt closed with the narration : "God is the beginning- Will man ca use the end? ' On April 3, we held initiation services for our pledges. Following the ceremonies there was a social at the home of Mrs. K enneth B. H a it, one of our alumnae. Mrs. Clayton A. Ri chard, national treasurer, was our guest in April. The industry of some members has been brought to light recently. Beverly Mire has been elected president of Sigma Alpha Iota, the intern ational honorary music frate~ nity for women . Beverly has served as 2:AI's treasurer this past year. M a rth a Briggs, editor of our college paper, has been tapped to Vermillion Honor Society. Beth Roberts, demonstrating her dramatic talents, stole every scene in the recent production by the Southwestern Playe rs . Dot M acCandl ess was initia ted as a charter member of Sigma T au D elta, national hon orary English frate rnity. Next on the agenda is the Annual Song Fest to be held in a few weeks. The pledges a re planning to win the trophy for Beta Z eta aga in this year.- DoT MAcCANDLESS.

Dickinson State Teachers College BETA ETA held its a nnual Valentine formal on Februa ry 10. The V alentine Sweetheart, selected by the "D" club, was our cha pter chaplain, Jo Ann Cummings. Jo Ann, a music major, is very active in extracurricular activities. She took part in the presenting of Th e Me ssiah and " Hilltop Holiday." She is a member of the student council and the dormitory house co uncil. Following initiation services on M a rch 6, we had a party in honor of our new m embers. Several of our members helped with R eligious Emphasis Week activities. We also helped with the annual Senior Day at the college on April I 0. On that day DSTC was host to about 500 high school seniors from the surrounding area. Student Council elections are coming up. Several of our members are running for offices. This year Beta Eta has three members on the CounciL- MARLYS Ho NEYMAN .

Central Michigan College Southwestern Louisiana Institute WE Beta Zetas are extremely proud, for as we promised, .:Ve have ag;in won the annual Stunt Night which was on March 7. Since this year's winning marked the third in succession, we are able to permanently keep the coveted trophy. We are proud, not because we have

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THE first activity to claim the attention of the Beta Thetas this semester was spring rush. The theme of all of our parties was " Portrait of A2:A ." Each party portrayed a different phase of our sorority activities, including national a nd state-wide activities such as national convention and stat~ day as well as those in our

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Plans are being made for our annual " Red Slipper Ball" which will be a formal dinner dance. This year it will be held at the Plantation in Moline on May 5.MARION lMBERY.

Arkansas State Teachers College

Don Kettner, president of the D-Club, crowns Jo Ann Cummings, the Sweetheart of Beta Eta at the Valentine formal. On the left of Jo Ann is Alfred Gratz, her escort.

own chapter. Our theme was very successful and we have a wonderful group of pledges. We feel that this rush season was a great success not only because of our wonderful new pledges, but also because working on it helped so much to bring us all closer together. It also helped us to become better acquainted with our sisters at Western Michigan, as a group of them came to our final party. Dances and parties have kept us busy. First came the "Winter Whirl," with Delta Zeta and the Campus Vets, then a St. Patrick' s Day dance with Pi Kappa Sigma and Sigma Tau Gamma. With spring weather came a variety of activities, including a Polar Bear party in April. Then came our annual house party and the spring formal held a.t the Country Club. Participation in the Panhellenic-Iuterfraternity sing gave our music students a chance to help us with their ability. We are looking forward to our tea honoring our parents on May 13.-WILMA ELLSWORTH.

Western Illinois State College Ru sHING SEASON ended with Beta Kappas having a wonderful group of pledges. "Big sisters" took their " little sisters" out to the traditional breakfast on Sunday morning and aftenvards we all went to church toge th er. Courtesy week was held February 6-1 I. Ini.tiation services were held on Feb ruary 20. A faculty tea was held on February 12, at our sorority house, in honor of Miss Elna Scott, one of our advisers who is celebrati ng her twenty-fifth year of teaching here on W estern's campus. Dorothy Mathews was our candidate for the Greek Ball Queen. The " Cotton Ball," annually sponsored by the Beta K appas, was held on April 7. Everyo ne came out in their new spring cottons. Entertainment w as furnished by our new actives. Miss J ea nnette Terrill of the audio-visual department, our other adviser, has become director of WWKS our new ollege FM radio station which began operation this spring. Beverly oelkel and Marion Imbery represented Beta Kappa at the in lallation of our new chapter, Gamma Beta, at Steve ns Point, Wiscon in, on •M arch 9-1 I. The Beta K appas attended Easter Sunrise Service in a body on Thur day before Easter.

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ARABIAN NIGHTs-doesn't that sound fascinating? Wr: think so for it was the theme for our dance which was held on 'April 7. Bobby Whitaker, one of our members, has been offered a fellowship at the University of Arkansas. Bobby had a Cinderella night not so long ago when she was chosen Sweetheart of Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity. Miss Christine Calvert, one of our advisers, has been giving us a series of programs on doubtful points of etiquette and good taste wi·th members asking questions about perplexing situations. Beta Lambda couldn t be more proud of anyone than Nancy Barr Hall, our songleader, who recently went to D enton, Texas, to sing one of the lead roles in the opera, Petruchio. Last year Nancy was in the opera, St·reet Scene, which starred Metropolitan opera sing. er, Frances Greer.- DIANE ALvis.

Henderson State Teachers College WE are sorry to lose Mrs. R ebecca Turner as adviser of our chapter. Doctor Turner has accepted a position with th e State Education Department in Home Economics in Li·ttle Rock. Our initiation week end was held February 17-19. On Friday night, we all enjoyed a Western party, held in Proctor Hall on the campus. Members and dates were entertained "Western style" throughout the evening. On Saturday morning initiation services were held. That night a banquet was held at the Colonial Tavern with our new members and our mothers as honored guests. After a delicious meal, a program was given highlighting the announcement of the new officers for 1956-57, headed by Jona lee Piper as president. Best pledge award was presented to Alice Merritt. On Sunday morning, we attended services at the new Presbyterian Church, and the same afternoon were entertained with a tea by our patronesses, Mrs. Dolphus Whitten and Mrs. J. W . Kennedy, at Mrs. Kennedy's home. The Panhellenic dance was February 11, and our group was in charge of decorations. The theme of the dance was "Let M e Call You Sweetheart," in observance of St. Valentine's day. Flo Evans was recently initiated into Alpha Chi, national scholastic fraternity. Diane Leverett was chosen one of the beauties to be featured in our school yearbook. Joie Thompson and Libby Wimberly were elected to Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. Lit L ee and Sara Redding be arne members of Heart and K ey, campus service organization. Sara Redding, Sunshine Smedley, Joie Thompson, and Libby Wimberly were candidates for Military Sponsor. Our big proj ect now is working on our skit and ongs for competition on " R eddie D ay." We are looking forward to our lake party to be held in Hot Springs in M ay.- CARYL LINTON .

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the sea goddess. The shells brought back frorn Florid 4 by Marge served as the inspiration for the party. A fashion show was the entertainment at our formal rush party. Spring fashions were modeled by Jo an Sparks, Pa t Pufka, and Barbara Chuncick. W e are busy making plans for our June dinner dance. -MARY SALMI.

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Pictured above is a scene from Davy Jones' locker which was the setting for Beta Nu's informal rush party.

Murray State College DAVY JoNES' locker was the setting of Beta Nu's informal rush party on February 28. The room was decorated with sand, sea shells, a sunken ship, a treasure chest, and abstract fish. The rushees were greeted by Davy Jones, King Neptune, Queen Minerva, mermaids, sirens, and other undersea characters. Entertainment consisted of dances by the "sword fish," and music was supplied by the Fish quartet, first and second tuna, baracuda, and bass. Sea water and open-faced tuna sandwiches were enjoyed at treat time. Sand pails with live goldfish were given our guests as favors. The formal rush party was on March 1. Alpha Sigma Alpha again sponsored the Red Cross drive on the campus. We opened the drive wi·th a "Sweater Swing." Bonnie Moran was elected president of Kappa Delta Pi and the delegate to the national convention in Oklahoma. Hylda Boggess and Jane Shell were serenaded as Tau Sigma Tau fraternity sweetheart attendants and were presented bouquets of roses. Shirley Geurin, Anne Smith, Janie Kirksey, Carolyn Lowe, and Judy . Lowe were entries in the contest for Mountain Laurel Queen. Anne Linton was a contestant in the best groomed contest.-RoSEMARY CuMMINS.

OuR informal rush party was held on February 22. The theme ce ntered around our <traditional theme of "El Alpha Cafe," with a Spanish nightclub atmosphere. Large straw h ats, monogrammed with Al:A, were distributed as favors, and received with much enthusiasm. Monogrammed napkins and matches were later distributed . Entertainment with a Spanish flavor was provided, including a spectacular bull fight as a climax. Costumes added a gay note with flashy senoritas and daring senoras decked out in their native dress. Balloons, candlelight, huge replicas of M exican hats, and other festive notes provided the d ecora<tive touch. Our second party was held at the Matz Hotel in Blufield in a private dining room. A theme of " Pink Dreamland" was carried out with stars hung from the ceiling, pink candles and angel hair. The favors with the title, "Hitch Your Wagon to an Al:A Star." Choral music by members, and a drama based on the life of an average college girl in dreamland was presented by the Al:A Players. Later, group singing, games, and visiting occupied the group. On February 27 , our pledge ceremony was held, with an informal coke party followin g in honor of our new pledges. Our spring formal was held with our brother fraternity on April 27. We are also beginning to practice for the Spring Sing.- PATRICIA GILBERT.

Northern Illinois State Teachers College JuENE ATHERTON is the proud recipien<t of Beta Rho's highest scholastic-average award. The award is a schol-

Wayne University ALONG with our spring semester classes we have been busy with our rush parties. King Neptune's Court was the theme of our first party. The costumes and the decorations would have made him feel at home. Rilla MacCormack was a sea shell between gold sandwich boards decorated with pearl shells. Jan Millman Walls covered wi•th gold coin dots was costumed as a treasure chest. Marge Yablonsky dressed in a flowing gown was

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Meet a few of the Beta Rhos posing for a party picture.

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arship lavaliere which will be passed on to the successive winners each year. Freida Phillips, our chapter president, and Vernene johnson participated in the installation activities of Gamma Beta chapter at Stevens Point on March 9-12. The Beta Rhos were hostesses for Illinois State Day held on orthern's campus April 14. Anita Scholz was the chairman for the day's activities. St. Patrick's day was the theme of the Al:A-91<<1> party on March 15. On Sunday, March 25, a formal banquet complete with a fashion show was held in honor of new pledges. Earlier in the month we had entertained the pledges with a Gypsy party. The following Beta Rhos have recently become members of honoraries: Marge Levy, Alpha Delta, journalism; Lorna Pa-tton, Alpha Psi Omega, dramatic arts; and Jean Kolar, Delta Psi Kappa, physical education. Freida Phillips is busy with student senate affairs.-TERRY WERNER.

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~aa Southwest Missouri State College OuR annual Sock Hop dance was held in the Bear's Den on January 26. Attractions were a cake walk, dancing and awarding prizes to th e couple with th e most unusual socks and the election of a Sock Hop Doll and Mr. Wolf.

~eta'Ufu~ Indiana (Terre Haute) State Teachen College VIRGINIA WERTZ, our president, was chosen our "Ideal Sorority Girl." Each sorority on the campus selected an "Ideal Sorority Girl," and each girl selected was presented a silver bracelet at the Crystal Ball sponsored by the Panhellenic Council. For Valentine's Day we made and sold sugar hearu. The chapter also sold decorated Easter eggs. Both the hearts and the eggs were beautifully decorated by Mary Handick. Our skit for the Campus Revue was entitled, "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend." Sue Roland was the director of the skit and Sylvia Yap served as technical director. Judy Bostian was basketball captain for the sorority tournament.-Jov DEVAULT.

'Beta 1/fUdtUe 'PftUe~eU ?Ita~ -;tlet#tdu' BETA UPSILON is very proud to feature Mary Handick whose cake decorating hobby has been a great financial asset to the chapter. For Valentine's Day she directed a project of making 145 sugar heart shape containers filled with bon bons and decorated with red roses and sweetheart verses. M a ry's la rgest proj ect this year was the making of 600 candy sugar egg shells beautifully decorated and

The annual Sweetheart dance was held on February 18, at Riverside Inn . Decorations were carried out with a la rge red satin heart predominating a nd serving as th e throne for our swee theart, jean Williams. White ta pers entwin ed with red roses a dorned each table. Place cards were fashion ed from pipe stem boys and girl holdin g red hearts . The dinner was served at 7:00 p.m. and Eddie Ba ll a nd his orchestra furni shed music for dan cing. Our alumnae a dvise r, Miss Ros e M a rie Fellin, was also honored a t jean Williams reigns as th e da nce and presented a Beta Sign1a's sweetheart. gift. Miss M ary L ou Meier, our ad viser, was injured in a ca r accide nt in J a nu a ry a nd will not be able to return to her teachin g posi tion on the ca mpus. n M a rch 19, we ha d pled ging services for our spring pledge cia . Pa nh ellen ic worksho p was held on ou r campus on aturd ay, M arch 24. Norm a Long of Phi Phi cha pter a ttend ed th e mee tings as our guest . We were also pleased to have with us fo r th e d ay M is Esth er Bucher na tio nal editor, a nd Miss Mary K: Reiff, na tional col~ lege editor. D elma Sue Sta ndl ey was chosen Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the ROTC unit at Southwest M isouri. Delma Sue rei ned as queen of th e annual ROTC Ball on Mar h 16. -PAT v WILLIAM S.

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Mary Handick B1' is decoratin~ sugar egg shells which will be filled with Easter candies. fi lled with Easter ca ndies. â&#x20AC;˘ early one hundred dollars was netted by th e chapter from these proj ects. On Sund ays, Mary tea ches twenty children in a prima ry Bible class. "I wish th e d ays were twice as long," sa id M a ry, " then perh a ps I co uld ge t something done." Sh e is a good stud ent, too. M a ry is a home economics ma jor, a 4-H leader, a nd the winner of many county fair prizes. This spring sh e was ask ed to demonstrate cake decorating at the Home Economics convention held at French Lick. Mary is the daughter of Mr. and ¡Mrs. Henry Handick, R .R . I, Terre Haute, Indiana.

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DuRING Stout's Winter Carnival we captured fir~t prize for the tug-of-wa r contest against the other sororities and dorms, and won first place for our huge treasurl' chest snow ca rving which was filled to the brim with colored " jewels." N at Wick walked off with th e girls' honors for winning and participating in athletic events. Judy Goering was our queen candidate. In February was Sadie Hawkins Week, our most important event. We held a candy sale, a t ea and a dance a t which we sold corsages and fake marriage licenses. Delta K appa fraternity challenged us to a basketball ' game-so we played . It was a real "kill," but we won 25-23 . We had a great time and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the game. At the S-Club carnival we had our penny pitching booth. For the F.O .B. Stunt Night we presented a skit entitled "Babes in Toyland." Natalie Wick is our candidate for secretary of the Stout Student Association. Dorothy Ann Neis was recently elected to membership in Phi Upsilon Omicron, home economics honorary.- CAROL ScHILSTRA.

Panhellenics throughout the sta te came together to discuss various problems. A ba nquet was held Friday night and a luncheon on Sa turday givi ng the girls an opportunity to become better acquainted. On March 10, we were hostesses for M ich igan State Day. Greek Week began officially on April 9, when the Greeks attended cha pel service together. Skit Night a nd the Toga Twirl were on April II , the fo rma l dance was April 12 a nd the exciting week ended on the thirteenth when the sorority and fr aternity members had a picnic and a canoe race. Jo Pnybylski, chairma n of the so ro rity sing, is working ha rd wi th h er committee on suggestions for music selections and costumes for this very competitive affair. Ann M ansfield, vice president, has done a good job in organizing our local philanthropic proj ect. The second Wednesday in every month the girls go by a chartered bus to the Veteran 's Hospital at Fort Custer to entertain th e patients. In the meantime the girls make scuffs for th e hospitalized p a tients' use. Our annu al Mother's Day T ea will be held in M ay. We a re also looking forward to our annual house party - jOA N AALBRETSE.

~eta()~ Arizona State College O uR a nnual Sweetheart dance was held in the Manor Room of the Hotel Adams on Februa ry 10. Phyllis Felkel was honored at the dance as the Beta Chi Girl of th e year. Phyllis received this honor for her hard work on committees and all 'round participation in activi ties during the year. Initia tion ceremonies were held on March 10, for our first semester pledges. A slumber party was held in thei r honor that night at Carol Ann Forman's horne. Hyla Evans received our "Outstanding Pledge Award." Her name was entered on a plaque which hangs in the chapter room. The pledges were judged for this award on : number of pledge points, scholarship, personality, participation in activities, and knowledge of pledge studies. We have been having a series of rush parties this semester during open rush which lasts all semester. On .March 14, we held pledging services followed by a dinner. O n March 25, we installed our new officers.- R EBA Hoo u E.

Bucknell University THE excitement of rush week in Februa ry came at last and found our dramatic orew of Alpha Sigs deep down in "Cannibal Land," the theme of our first two parties, when Ruthi e H eideman characterizing the lost perspective A~A pledge found herself in hot wate ra victim of cannibal stew. This was follow ed by the "Carmen" skit, our third party. For Pref, th e new seafoam blue suite was a perfect setting for King Neptune' s domain, when fish -nets, balloons and mobiles depicted our Alpha Sig Castle "Under the Sea." Beta Omegas came dressed as every conceivable thing from lobsters to killer sharks. Pledge services were held on Sunday, Februa ry 19. With mere weeks left in the school year, we find ourselves with a full -packed schedule of events. " Sym-

Western Michigan College of Education BETA Psx CHAPTER is proud to welcome its new members who were initiated on Sunday, February 19, at Kanley Chapel. Following the ceremony a reception was held at which time the girls received, from their " big" sisters, their Alpha Sig dolls. "Alpha-Accent-Time" is our newest idea in the way of programs following a short business meeting. Once a month our chairman Nina Armstrong, invites a guest speaker or organizes a :pecial program- the obj ect being to add variety to our meetings. So far we have heard about Western's Triennial European Seminar and h ave observed a style show which was put on by a downtown merchant. March 2-3 was the date of the Panhellenic Workshop held on Western's campus. Representatives from eight

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phony in Spring" will be the theme of our pledge dance at the M ilton Hotel. The pledges will be presented under an arbor of roses a nd our first Alpha Sig Queen will be chosen at this dance. The agenda also includes the Sig D erby, Mother' s D ay breakfast, senior picnic and senior banquet.-BARBI HoPF .

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Creighton University ON March 14, we held installation services for our

new chapter officers at the home of Rose Greco. After the services Rose's mother served a spaghetti dinner. The table ~as decorated in a St. Patrick' s day theme. On April 14, we held initiation ceremonies for our pledge class. Gamma Alpha members are working in the polio wards of Oma ha hospitals as part of their philanthropic project. The chapter is also making. plans t? visit the V etera ns Hospital where we are gomg to wnte letters, read and entertai n the patients.-PAT PoTTHOFF_

NEWS

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania OuR MARCH MEET! ' G was a luncheon at W alp' s R estaurant in Allentown. We discussed our contribution to the National Philant hropic Fund a nd again distributed wool which is to be made into an a fghan for patients a t Valley Forge Hospital. We h ave now set for ourselves the goal of a minimum of five completed squares per meeting.-CAROL E. WILLIAMS.

LETTERS

Ruth F letcher told us abo ut our own "Mr. Chips" of Boston University, Professor J essee B. Davis of the School of Education. His book, Saga of a Schoolmaster, was both informa ti ve and reminiscent to many of us. The M arch meeting at the home of Laura M cQuide in W ellesley was our a nnual " Yankee Swap" partr with clever auctionee ring of our Ways and M eans Chairman, Edith Lindquist. The proceeds went to our philanthropic fund. ~C HAR LOTT E LouiSE ADAM S.

Buffalo, New York Baltimore, Maryland OuR second meeting of the winter was held J anuary 26 at the home of Zill M esse nger KK. W e were very happy to welcome Dorothy Whitmore Kree k <1><1>, National Alumnae Organizer formerly of K a nsas City, M issouri, and Eleanor Conrad Fetherstone KK of iagara Falls, ew York. Natalie Miller, our Panhelleni c delegate, informed us that this year Pa nh ellenic is asking every member sorority to help carry out a combined philanthropic project ot a scholarship award to be given to a n upperclassman. Our chapter was hostess for the Panhellenic meeting in March. J ean Shelly, our president, and Zill M esse nger are bo th teaching physical education in the public schools here. Zill is membership chairman of the Maryland State Health, Physical Education and R ecreation Association. Dorothy Kreek is teachin g French at Woodburn junior high schooL- HAZEL 0 . TAXACHER.

Boston, Massachusetts T our February meeting held at the home of Charlotte Hadley, we were entertai ned by some excellent book reviews given by our own members. D orothy Currier recounted two stories from Yankee Tarns by lton H. Blackington. "The Circus Qu en" and "The teamer Portland. " Edith Lindqui t had so enjoyed Elsa chiaparelli' autobiography that she sent us into gales of laughter with her excerp ts from Shocking Life

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SI NCE our last newslett r, we have enjoyed a very entertaining eveni ng at the home of Marion Manley La Vigne. The theme of the evening was "Fun Night. " In February, Marion C h abot demonstrated how to create our own millinery. As an a dded attraction, one of her creatio ns was raffled ; the proceeds of whi ch went to our philanthropic fund. Dr. Frazier Drew, professor of English, spoke on Ernest Hemingway a t our April mee ting. In May we will entertain th e b rides and gradu ates at our annual spri ng luncheon.- SuE F LYNN.

Canton-Massillon, Ohio As one of our money-making projects, we held an annual White Elephant sale in J anuary. Betty Harner erved us a delicious lunchron featuring her arroz con polio. Our February meetin g was h ld at the home of Dotty Roth . We learned that our collecti ng Ohio Sales T ax stamps for the benefit of A1:A had bee n very profitable. J ani e Marsh, who now lives in Arizona, attended this meeting. Mary Donze Miller and ue Sanford Campbell a nd their families are vacationing in Florida. Kay Giltz recently attended Kent State. Betty H arner and Dotty O effinger have been busy collecting antiques. Their homes contain plentiful evidence of their ability. Sue Campbell's home displays some of her lovely paintings and ceramics.-J AY:-IE RR ;-.;,

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Charlotte, North Carolina LAST October we met in Rock Hill, South Carolina, at the new home of Ruth Stephenson AA, who is in the music department at Winthrop College. Our ·March meeting was held at the home of Carrol Kennctte Davis BE. Carrol is our vice-president and Panhellenic delegate.- EMILY LEITNER ERVIN .

Chicago, Illinois ON January 31, several members of Beta Rho at Northern Illinois State College at DeKalb entertained our chapter at the Walnut Room of !Marshall Field's. Plans were discussed for the Illinois State Day at DeKalb on April 14-. We certainly appreciated the college gi rls' kind hospitality at this meeting. The February meeting was held at the home of Gladys Johnson Schabinger EE with Dorothy Masters BB as co-hostess. Betty Phillips Hall Al3 sold chances for the a nnual raffle at the Chicago City Panhellenic style show and sold tickets for the tea in April. All the proceeds went to the scholarship program. Plans were a lso made for the purchase of a door prize which was sent to the tea from our chapter. White goods for ca ncer dressings were again collected for the Panhellenic philanthropic project. Jeanne Willett Ramsey AB, who teaches mathematics at K elvyn Park High School, is now supervising a young student teacher from DePaul University here in Chicago. As soon as the last school bell rings this semes-ter, Mary Weinberg Hohe BK, who is now teaching English at Morton High School, Cicero, and her husband will be off for a five week graduate course in ·E ngland. The remainder of the summer will be spent touring Europe • by bus and while doing so they will be obtaining additional graduate credit. What a nice way to go to schooL-DoRIS DowLING ADAMS.

Dayton, Ohio OuR chapter has been busy continuing its work with ·· the School for Retarded Children which is our philanthropic project this year. Our chairman meets with the school officials, then reports to us what is needed most. The school has been very pleased with our donation of denim belts with a series of large fasteners such as -buttons, hooks and eyes, grippers, buckles and zippers. Each part is made of brightly colored denim. Helen Swart, one of our most active Dayton alumnae and National Alumnae Director, recently returned to work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base after breaking her wrist. . Our March meeting was held on March 13, at the home of Marlene Herbert Hammond AA. The Ohio rS tate Day was Saturday, April 14, at the New Zanesville High School where our National Historian, Louise Stewart, is Dean of Women. The Newark and Zanesville alumnae were hostesses and our group was in charge of making the favors and decorations. Jean Ballew Sickenger is on the board of the Dayton Panhellenic counseling for high school seniors this year.-MARY HELEN CLARK FERGUSON.

Denver, Colorado VERA BELL SMITH WALDRON was hostess at our January meeting. Elsbeth Doran gave an interesting and informative report on Civil Defense. The Ways

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and Means committee reported a profitable rummage sale. Our Valentine party was held at the home of . ora Cutting Hetland. March found us at the home of Dorothy Johnson hemmin g infants blankets for the Needlework Guild, one of our social service projects. The April meeting was held at the home of Marilyn Jester. The climax of the spring activities will be in May with the election of officers and a card party at the home of Polly Schlosser.-FLORENCE WoLF .

Detroit, Michigan-Delta Phi AT a recent meeting held at the home of •M arjorie Howard Chapel MM, we had as our guest speaker, Mrs. Burlingame, whose topic was "Horticultural Therapy." She has gone into mental institutions, houses of correction, social service homes, and old folks homes introducing flowers and their care as well as vegetable gardening as a new stimulus to people who, in many cases, were not reached by any other means. Her success has ben noticeable and her field promises much in the future. Among our members who have unusually interesting jobs are Ruth Goodall Miller 6.6., Eilee n Brown Hunt XX, Joan Jessup, and Margaret Seton Heck. Ruth is the only woman member on the parole board of the State of Michigan. When Detroit celebrated its one hundredth birthday several years ago, she was selected as one of its women of achievement and her life story was displayed at the Historical Museum. Eileen Hunt is buyer of handbags at Crowley's Store; Joan J essup is president of the Allied Youth Movement which includes several thousand young people. Margaret Heck is a successful writer. On April 21, at Wayne University, the Panhellenic Counseling Group for high school seniors held its annual display and fashion show. Our display was centered on a white cloth with red ribbons and in· eluded our placard, philanthropic project, pin, colors, and flowers. Hazel Forte Hall MM, •M arion Monroe Shipley MM and Kay Faust Davey XX were in charge. - BERNICE L. STREET.

Detroit, Michigan-Delta Rho OuR February meeting was held at the home of Betty McRoberts Mitscher on February 14. We discussed our many plans for spring while working on items sold at our bazaar in April. The following night several of us attended a joint meeting of the three Detroit alumnae groups known as the Detroit Association. Our group planned the. entertainment which was making Valentine hats out of various materials such as red crepe paper and pipe cleaners. Judges chose the most original and a prize was awarded to rMargot Lesley Davis for her very attractive chapeau. Some of our members attended the first rush party of the college chapter on February 21. Their theme was "King Neptune's Court." Mrs. Fred Davis, a friend of Margot Lesley Davis, reviewed Harriette Arnow's recent book. The Dollmaker, on February 28, at the YWCA in D etroit. W e all enjoyed the review and the refreshments served afterward. On March 10, several of us attended the annual Michigan State Day at Kalamazoo. Jean Rosenbalm Fanson and Joan Cunningham represented Delta Rho at the Detroit Panhellenic Association luncheon on March 21. We have a very special interest

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in Panhellenic and are looking forward to an Alpha Sigma Alpha president this coming year. Our March 28 meeting was devoted to planning a spaghetti dinner and bazaar. We worked on various projecu such as aprons, pot holders, napkins and tablecloths. Since our spaghetti dinner was such a success last year, we decided to combine it with a bazaar on April 28 . We were very pleased with the results.-JoAN CuNNINGHAM .

Fort Wayne, Indiana OuR March meeting was held at the home of Marty Woster Quinn with Marjorie Hutchison Scott as cohostess. Our guest was a representative of the cancer organization who showed a film and gave a short talk. We are glad to report that Gene Zimmerman Chaplin is recovering successfully from a recent operation. In May we will have a pot luck dinner at Gene's lake cottage.-THELMA ZUMBAUGH.

Fox Valley Area, Illinois WE have spent the last few months selling all occasion cards in order to increase our treasury. In the fall, we met in the Elgin area for a picnic at Wing Park. We enjoyed singing sorority songs around the campfire. June Mireley surprised us by bringing her camera and taking pictures of our activities. Our latest project was making nut cups for State Day in ApriL-JuNE MIRELEY.

Indianapolis, Indiana THE February meeting was held at the home of Marie Rauh Kingdon with Julia Hamlet Gerlach, Eloise Proctor, Letha Heckman Gaskins, and Lena Headington Grumme assisting. This was a dinner meeting honoring the approaching marriage of Joe Ann Ruddle who is now Mrs. Ronald H. Cornwell of El Paso, Texas. We voted to give fifty dollars toward the revolving loan fund for pledges and initiates of Beta Upsilon college chapter at Indiana State Teachers College, Terre Haute. Betty Presnall Bliss was hostess for the March meeting with Helen Selvage Noblitt, Selma Piner, Catherine Schoentroup, and Ann Page Hickman as assistants. After dinner we discussed plans for State Day at Muncie, Indiana, on April 21, and our Mothers' Day Party to be May 5 at the Highland Golf and Country Club. Plans are being made for our final meeting of the year which will be a breakfast in June held at the home of Florence Morris LulL-ADELAIDE McCARTY.

Greater Kansas City OuR January luncheon meeting was held at Robi's Twin Oaks Restaurant with Margaret Flottman Bryant HH, Beth Marsh Magers HH, Daphene Copenhaver HH, and Vera Salyer AB as co-hostesses. The program was an interesting European travelogue with colored slides given by Ruth _Bryant Pennell zz, who toured Europe for the second ume last summer. The Valentine tea was held February 1.3, at the lovely new home of Evalyn Evans Larrieu 4><1> with Dulcie Baird Calhoun <M> and Phon Johnson Gillespie EE

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ass!Sttng. We welcomed Louise Buffington '1''1' and Margaret Smith ZZ. On February 14, several of our members attended tht luncheon and auction at Sunset School for the Children's Convalescent Center, one of our philanthropir projects. Wilma Wilson Sharp ZZ reviewed Rumor Godden' An Episode of Sparrows at our March meeting held at the home of Laura Patrick Williams AB. The cohostesses were Betty Asbury Forbach AB and Katherine Sens Jones AB. We were pleased to have •M arjoril' Thomas Puckett HH with us. On March 23-24, several of our members assisted at the Panhellenic Counseling Bureau held in the Alameda Room, Helzberg's on the Plaza. We are sorry to see Emma Coleman Frost nn move to Chicago. All of us remember our festive Christma parties at Em's home. Missouri-Kansas State Day was held April 21 at the Aladdin Hotel in Kansas City, with Jo D ixon McMillan ZZ, Ruth Bryant Pennell ZZ, Kathryn Lamb Keirns Hll, and Virginia Lamb Carder HH of the Greater Kansas City alumnae chapter serving on the hospitality committee. Our May meeting and installation of officers will be held at the home of Mary Meyers Kindergan <1><1> at Smithville. Assistant hostesses will be Virginia Meyers Callison <1><1>, Mary Hamlin Moore AA, and Louise Gillis Smith <1>4>.-HELEN ToEL.

Kirksville, Missouri OuR January meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Paul Riley with Maria Dougherty, Anna R uth Shinn, and Helen Zeigel as hostesses. W e had a recipe exchange and each of ws brought the finished product. The dishes were numbered and each member drew a number, taking the dish with the corresponding number. This was one of our most enjoyable meetings and we offer it as a suggestion to other chapters.-PATRICIA LINTNER.

Los Angeles, California ·MANY members of the chapter enjoyed a delightful evening of dinner and dancing at the Biltmore Bowl on February 18. This annual Valentine party, capably arranged by Frances Tholen Priest, is always a popular affair since it is one of the parties of the year to which husbands and escorts are invited. In March the group met for a pot luck supper at the home of Elizabeth Russel Hoffman in North Hollywood. Lois Downey Backhaus was in charge of our annual money-making project, a theatre party. In April we saw "The Rainmakers" at the Players' Ring Theater in Hollywood. The month of May will find us attending a fashion show and luncheon at Bullock's Wilshire with arrangements made by Ruth Haldeman. In June we plan to install new officers at the lovely home of Viola Gill in Culver City.-RUTH BRIOOS HALDEMAN.

Maryville, Missouri OuR February meeting held at the home of M rs. J . W. Jones, patroness, was a dessert-bridge. The committee included Sarah Espey Fisher, Mardy Ingels

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Buckridge, Norma Coulter, Mrs. Norman Robbins, Jr., and Mrs. Jones. The annual covered dish supper for the Phi Phi , chapter was held March 6. Mrs. John Mauzey and Miss Bonnie Magill, advisers, and Mrs. F. M. Townsend and Mn. Clun Price, patronesses, were also present. Decorations were carried out with sorority colors of crimson and white with red carnations as dominating the center table and white artificial bouquets with red tapers used on the other tables. Sorority songs were sung and members of the college and alumnae chapters were introduced. Mary Wray Kurtz was the chairman of the committee who planned this enjoyable evening.-KATHRYN KRAUSE BELCHER.

Muncie, Indiana THE alumnae chapter of Muncie entertained the seniors of Ball State Teachers College on February 16, at the home of Betty Miller. After a delicious dinner, ' entertainment was provided by Marlene Lipman Calvin. The seniors received miniature diplomas stating that they would receive a year's subscription to THE PHOENIX beginning September, 1956.-WILDA HARPER RoBisoN.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma IN January we met with Vella Frazee rr to finish the layettes for our philanthropic project. A representative of the welfare department discussed the needs of some of the people asking them for assistance and how the department appreciated the new clothing we contributed. Our president, Janice Hinrichs Haydel BZ, was hostess for the February meeting. Mrs. Margaret Rule of the State Department of Mental Health spoke about the increasing need for a strong mental health program, conditions in some of the state hospitals and the various types of mental illness. The Biography of Clare Booth Luce was reviewed at the March meeting with Jonnie Lane Gentry rr as hostess and Freda James Burtner Br assisting. We miss Lucille Lister Haller PP who recently moved to Los Angeles. A party was given in her honor at which she was presented a piece of her silver. The Panhellenic style show was held at John A. Brown's department store with our president as one of the models. This is an annual money-raising project for Panhellenic and the ten cents paid for each person attending increased the treasury.-jEWEL W . MATTHEws.

Paducah, Kentucky THE Paducah alumnae have rounded out one year as an active alumnae chapter. The majority of our meetings have been devoted to the organization and development of the chapter. Our activities have included the drive for members, locating and contacting alumnae in this area the adoption of a constitution and by-laws, planning a 'program for the year, the formulating and making a directory and selecting a philanthropic project. Our philanthropic project this year has been helping two boys at the Friendly Home by sending them gifts. One of our outstanding programs of the year was viewing slides of Holland, Paris, Rome, and Switzerland. In April we had dinner together at a local restaurant and we hope our hamburger fry in 1May will be a great IUCCess.-PATRICIA SUBLETTE.

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Phoenix, Arizona WE are now making plans for a party for Bela Chi chapter at Tempe and a famil y pi ni c to be given in the spring. The Phoenix Panhellenic Cokes and Collons party for graduating high school girls was given on April 22. This popular spring event gives the girls some of th e hi ghlights of their anticipated college life.- Lo1 s Turl'l.l\ ).ESTER.

Pittsburg, Kansas THE new year began quite sadly for us when .J an uary brought the death of two of our beloved Alphas, Miss Eulalia Roseberry and Mrs. W . A. Brandenburg. Miss Roseberry, a charter member of Eta Eta chapter, was familiar to many of us during our college years. Even though it was an effort for her to do so, she rarely missed our alumnae meetings until the past two years. On several occasions she was heard to refer to the Alpha girls as "her girls." We shall truly miss this dear and gracious woman. Mrs. Brandenburg had been a patroness of Eta F.la Chapter for many years and had assisted the cha.plt·l· so many ways in that capacity. Amy Manninger Wiles and husband have recently moved to El Paso, Texas, and JoAnna Singleton Ndsou and Bill are now living in Parsons, Kansas. Marty Allu,rs Byron, who now lives in Kansas City, attended our March meeting. We are currently planning a ham raffle and arc hus y selling occasional cards, our most profitable proj.,c.l this year. In May we will honor the seniors of Eta Eta with a dinner at the Student Center and will present t.l"' Eulalia Roseberry award to the outstanding girl. A junior will receive a sixty-dollar scholarship.-PAT STUCKEY.

Richmond, Virginia

OuR January meeting at the home of Gloria Allen Kent was well attended and many future plans were made. In February Panhellenic held a very successful bridge party with many Alphas attending. We were all delighted when it was announced that Alpha Sigma Alpha had won the twenty-five dollar door prize. The feature of the evening was a talk on spring fashions given by a member of the staff of a large department store. Our Opal Mattox Beverly was the model who illustrated the talk. The March meeting was held at the Cancer ·cenler. We all feel that it is a privilege to help in our small way at this center.-HARRIET M. LEEK.

Rochester, New York OuR president, Marguerite Talbot Keating, will be missed by all of us when she moves to Florida for two years while her husband is studying at the University .of Florida. Her duties have been taken over by LoUise Waldron Stoddard. Mary •Mentesana is doing volunteer work at the Genesee Settlement House and is crediting it to A~A. The Panhellenic rummage sale was another success this year with Ann Gough Hitch in charge.- BETTY LAUBENSTEIN.

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St. Louis, Missouri THE February meeting was a book review held at the home of Elizabeth Fair Wohlschlaeger, with Frances Hook Young and Hope Greene Blaine assisting. We welcomed Mary Betty Weatherly Crow who recently moved to Kirkwood. Her husband is superintendent of schools. Our group plans to present two high chairs to the Pediatrics Ward of the City Hospital in St. Louis. We a re cooperating with the St. Louis P anhellenic in selling ti ckets and donating a gift for the annual card party, proceeds of which are for two scholarships. We miss Frances Hook Young .AB who recently moved to Kansas City, Missouri.- HoPE GREENE BLAINE.

South Bend, Indiana THIS spring has bee n quite busy for the South Bend a lumnae. We are proud of Betty 1M athews, Patricia Billian Barbara Etchison and Mildred Zoss, all Chi Chi, for th~ir singing and d~ncing talents displayed in our vaudeYille act at the Panhellenic Variety Show. This was a new idea for Panhelleni c and proved to be very successful. In addition to each alumnae group presenting entertainment, we each had a booth. The Alphas sold ribbon, sponges, candy, aprons, and a twenty-five cent grab bag of donated items from each member. Kay Hountoon Quirk BE and Velva Bere Gay XX set up our booth and Flo;ence Roberts Taylor AB, Naomi Pehrson Be, and Marie Scanlan Brown B6 were those in charge of selling our merchandise. ot being a superstitious group, we held our April meeting on Friday, the 13, with Kay Hountoon Quirk BE and Janice Grubb Baumgartner XX as hostesses. After seeing all th e Hoosier Alpha Sigs at State Day in Muncie on April 21, we ren ewed our Alpha Sig spirit. We were in ch arge of th e round table discussion with Velva Bere Gay XX as chairman. Pat Billtan, ways and means chairman, ended her projects for the year with a spaghetti supper on April 26. We plan to have this as an annual money-making affair. With Janice Baumgartner in charge, we made stuffed felt animals and donated toys in addition to a financial contribution to the local Cerebral Palsy Foundation.MARIE SCANLAN BROW N.

Terre Haute, Indiana OuR J a nuary meeting was held at the home of Carolyn Surrell Andrew. At the February meeting we discussed plans for State D ay and commi ttees were appointed by our president, Rachel Griffith, for assisting th e Beta psilon chapter of Indiana State Teachers College in th eir spring mon ey-making project. We helped the g irls decora te bea utiful Easter eggs whi h they sold throu hout the community. W e are very roud of the honors and accomplishments of orne of our members. Emma Flack had the distinguish ed honor of being chosen a one of the out tanding women of Waba h Valley because of her special service in her profes ion of phy ical education in the community. Emma i president-elect of the Indiana tate H ealth Physical Education and R ec rea tion Association. Katherin e Bec ker, music supervisor of the Terre Haute City Schools was featured in the concert of the igma . lpha Iota alumnae and patroness chapter.

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She played one of the twelve grand pianos. featur~d. in an outstanding program at the Student Umon Bu1ldms April 11. Mary Ruth Siebe rmorgen is very active in the Story League and in music circles of Terre Haute. She is participating in the Easter c~ntata of her c~urch. Martha Erwin will soon be tounng seven countnes of Europe by plane. Our May meeting will be held at the home of Kermit Cochran near Riley.-MARY FRAN MoORE WILEY.

Toledo, Ohio THE Toledo alumnae have been busy all winter start路 ing off with a wonderful luncheon at the home of Helen Robinson Cook in September. Our plans for the year including our .A~A scholarship to a local high school girl were discussed. With Grace Fultz Haworth as our ways and means chairman, we planned various fund-raising projects such as selling all occasion cards. Marjorie Rairdon !Fuller, our president, entertained us in October and Helen Bennett Pauly was our hostess for the November meeting. In December, Helen Klag Osmun invited us to a lovely luncheon where we exchanged gifts and played games. Harriett Harper of Napoleon, Ohio, and Dorothy Smelker Stockton, Bowling Green, Ohio, have attended several meetings when the weather has been favorable. Harriett has served as our alternate delegate to the Panhellenic Associtaion. Our March meeting was held at the home of Grace Fultz Haworth. We spent the evening making place cards for the Ohio State Day which was held in April at Zanesville.- HELEN BENNETT PAULY.

Washington, D. C. WASHINGTO N alumnae met in February at the home of Rowena Mayse Cremeans who served us a delicious buffet supper. She especially displayed her artistic talents with a delectable frozen dessert of rainbow colors served in a clear glass bowl. Myrtle Lee Holt Johnson was our hostess in March. It is interesting to know that our individual members have all served in community and national drives such as Cancer, Heart, March of Dimes, Multiple Sclerosis, R ed Cross, Community Chest, our own Wash路 ington ational Symphony orchestra, and local Parent Teachers Associations. We have been saddened by the serious illness and major operation of Helen Lortz. After being hospitalized for six weeks, Helen is now home improving in strength and health. The Alpha Sigs are busy selling Panhellenic tickets for a color tel evision.- GEORGEANNA EWBY PAGE .

Wichita, Kansas THE a lumnae of Wichita have been putting in busy ovember was our Founders days this year. Back in Day Dinner at Droll 's English Grill. Beverly Swanson Innis entertained us at Christmas with Mary Emily Russel Elving and Catherine Green Colberg in charge of playing charades. In keeping with the season we brought gifts to be delivered to the State Training School at Winfield, our philanthropic project. To add to the festivities we were caroled by a group from Leon Innis' office. Elizabeth Manci Robinson, president, entertained us

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in January. We hope it wasn't due to our party, but neverthrless she spent several days in th e hospital shortly afterward. She is feeling fin e now. Virginia Carbeiner has bee n in the hospital m Kansas City and she is also improving. The V::t! C' ntinf' Tea was held at th r lovely new hom r

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BETA BETA Sue Ford to Dalton Ford on O ctober 7, 1955. AI home, 1585 Emporia, Aurora, Colo. Betty Santos to Carl Schnoebelin on .July I, 1955. At home, 408 E . Gray, Des Moines, Iowa. Harriet Jaggard to Stuart Parsons on July 9, 1955 . At home, 4549 Cahuenga Blvd., North Hollywood, Calif. Constance Lundgren to Norval D. Morgan on .June I, 1955. At home, Box 507, Eagle, Colo. Dorothy Olson to T ed B. Miller, Jr., on .June 27 , 19.')4.. At home, I 050 S St., Gering, Nebr. Sylvia Andrews to Donald K . Adams on .Tune 12, 1955. At home, Box 29, Lucerne, Colo. Merrion MacFayden to Alex Loftha ug on April 16, 1955. At home. 525 Seamont Lane, Edmonds. W ash. Joan Lockner to R. K . Ruch, III on D ecember 18, 1955. At home, 339 N. Citrus Ave., Vista, Calif. Jean Harnmet to Dan Robinson on December 16, 1955 . At home, Union Colony Apts., Greeley, Colo. Enid Miyada to Richard N. Ushijima on September 3, 1955 . At home. 47 Cedar, Bozeman, M ont.

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of Gwen Wa lker with the assistance of Lila Homan and Norma D awson. Pauline Hueneke provided background music on the piano. We reminisced with Betty Cremer Johnson of Salina a nd Dorothy Wingerd Tuggle of Great Bend who drove down for th e occasion .-

EPSILON EPSILON Lila Miller to Mac D. Homa n on June 11, 1955. At home, 144 N. Minneapolis, Wichita, K a n. Georgeanna Miller to Ronald .J. La rkin on O ctober 14, 1955. At home, Cottonwood Falls, Kans. Virginia M eyer to H enry D arrell J ackson on June 9, 1955. At home, I I 04 N. Adams, Junction City, K ans. J ean Ilene Pykiet to K enn eth Kraus on January 22 , 1956. At home, 30 Anderson Court, Center G ardens, Lexington Pa rk, Md . ZETA ZETA Joyce D avis to John Cummings on .July II , 1955 . At home, 14 M cBa ine, Columbia, Mo. Carolyn Brown to Lee France on Jun e I 0, 1955. At home, 4438 Wornall Rd ., Apt. 2H, K ansas City, Mo. .Jacki e Coit to Gerald Ashen on Jun e 26, 1955. At home, 931 Larch, Othello, Wash. Suzanne H ampton to Louis H . Braley on Jun e 25, 1955. At home, I 01 S. Willis, Independence, Mo. Sarah Olson to Dale R aymond Hughes on August 20, 1955. At home, 422 S. College, Warrensburg, Mo. Charlene Gregg to Geo rge S. Milburn on Septemb er 2, 1955. At home, 909 Norton, Kansas City, Mo. Marilyn Jon es to John F. Wright on November 23 , 1955. At home, 12811 E. M cGee Dr., Whittir r, Calif. ETA ETA Audrey Shriver to Harley Raymond Smith on December 2, 1955. At home, I 07 E. Madison, Pittsburg, Kans. Patricia Ea kin to Willia m Coughenour on D ecember 16, 1955. At home, 722 W. 7th , Pittsburg, Kans. Lula Ann Ferson to Laurence R . Blair on December 23, 1955. At home, 217 N. Ozark . Girard, Kans. J ean M cColley to Robert Dea n Smith on September 3, 1955 . At home, 4204 Wilma St ., Wichita, Kans. C . .J. Carr to Cecil Montford H a ndl ey, .Jr., on March 1, 1956. . Marie Celine Eichhorn to Gene Bi r kn ell on January 27 , 1956. THETA THETA Mary Frances Dawes to Willi am Bradley on January 28, 1956. KAPPA KAPPA Mary Jane Bradley to Howard H. Christian on June 25, 1955. At home, 514 Evans Circle, Willow Grove, Penna . Ruth A. Pike to J ames Fooskas on O c tober 22. 1955. At home, 35 Elberon Ave., Landsdowne, Penna . Angela Neal to Walter V. Wilson on D ecember 21 ,

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Marilou Kirkwood to Gene Hoemig on November 6. 1955. Dorothy M a rchal to John Rodney Cord on December 18, 1955. At home, 1028 Wheeling Ave .. Muncie, Ind. Sally Weales to F . Patrick Clyde on December 7, 1955. At home 505 Y2 Universi ty Ave., Muncie, Ind. Shirley Lefler to Norman R . Phares, June, 1955. BETA GAMMA Mary D. H enn igh to J . D . M cColley on December 20. 1955 . At home, Pine Bluffs, Wyo. Patricia icholson to John Shelton on December 22. 1955. At home, 300 Pendeleton , Tahlequah, Okla. Rhetta esbitt to Ronald Robinson on December 23, 1955. At home, Preston, Okla. BETA DELTA Carolyn Morris to Lt . Bruce Bigelow on October 8. 1955 . At home, 420 Querens. Biloxi, Miss. Joan M obley to John Sha mburge r on August 21, 1955. At home, Box 373 , Sta. A. , Hattiesburg, Miss. Joyce M agee to J am es Smith, August, 1955. At home, M endenhall, Miss. Joan W aldrup to Chester Joe Courtney on September 8, 1955. At home, Soso, Miss. Betty Loeffel to Geo rge Nazaratian on May 12, 1955. At home, II 0 I Crawford, Vi c k~burg, Miss. BET A EPSILON Joyce Munford to H erb ert Southga te on November 5. 1955. At home, 3506 Y, Bradley Ave., Cheyenne. Wyo. Jane Barber to William L enna nt on September 3, 1955. At home, 2736 . H amp den Ct. Chicago 14, Ill. Mary Elizabeth Peak to Clement Ralph Bassett on O ctober 16, 1955. At home, 3901 MacCorkle Ave., S.E., Apt. 202, Charleston, W . Va. Anitamae Snead to Walter Glover Garner, Jr., on D ecember 19, 1955. At home, 25 Greenwood Rd .. Warwick, Va. Carolyn Pugh to Carroll Palmore on December 26 , 1955. At home, Hickory, Va. BETA ZETA Shirley Archer to Anthony D . R eed on November 19, 1955. At home, Route I, Box 12. Ville Platte, La . BETA ETA Elizabeth Hochhalter to Robert A. Waller on Jun e 23 , 1955. At home, Box 12, New England, N . Dak . Valeria Kuhn to Joseph Wax on D ecember 28, 1955. At home, 1530 Seven th Ave., Greeley, Colo. Joyce Pletan to D onald W. Peterson on D ecember 2. 1951 . At home, Fa irview, Mont. BETA THETA J ranne Pew to James Huggins on July 3, 1954. At home, P reston Ct., Apt. D-9 C. M .C., Mt. Pleasant, Mich . J anice Bovay to Gilbert Dorer on J a nuary 28, 1956. At home, 509 E . Andre, M t. Pleasa nt, Mich . BETA KAPPA E. Maxine Strickler to J ohn E. rawford on June 11 , 1955. At home, R .R . o. I, J acksonville, Ill. Patsy McClure to Alva Harden J ared on July 23, 1955. At home, 3520 K ilgore Ave., Muncie, Ind. J anet Clark to Donald Amery on ovember 26. 1955.

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BETA LAMBDA Ida Mae Parker Bollinger to John Borders on September 25, 1955. At home, 320 E . Ryder, Litchfield, Ill . Dorothy Dayer to Michael E . Hartje on November 6, 1955 . At home, Honolulu, Hawaii. BETA MU Greta Owens to William Daniel on D ecember 26, 1955 . At home, The Gay Apts., Apt. 8, 42 1 W. Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Miss. Patricia Cox to James Ross on December 18, 1955. At home, Garrett Hall, HSTC Arkadelphia, Ark. BETA NU Betty Mae Barr to Sidney Dresback on January 22, 1955. At home, 2030 Parrish Ave., Owensboro, Ky. Jean Ann Moore to James Weaver on D ecember 26, 1955. Selma Ann Whayne to William E. Johnson on December 27, 1955. At home, 168 Forest Ave., Lexington, Ky. Donna Shoemaker to Charles Tolley on December 25, 1955. At home, 211 ~ S. 15th, Murray, Ky. George Ann Upchurch to John Lester on December 26, 1955. Betty Robertson to Joseph McReynolds on December 18, 1955. Mary Lou Ferrell to Clifford Brumley on J anuary 14, 1956. At home, 201 Franklin, Charleston, Mo. Barbara Watkins to David Pinson on J anuary 28, 1956. At home, 213 S. 13th St., Murray, Ky. RHO CHI Janet Millman to Eugene C. Walls on September 3, 1955. At home, 5565 Underwood, Detroit 4, Mich.

Patricia McDowell to Chester Francis Sacha on Jul y 16, 1955. At home, 29917 Gree ning, Fa rmin gton, Mich. BETA RHO Barbara Collin to D ean Hageman on September 3, 1955. At home, 223 Gurler St., DeKalb, Ill . Eadie Ocenasek to Hilbert E. Schultz on December 3, 1955. At home, Box 207, Mercer, Wis. Mary Ann Rinke to Wayne Edward Ryder on November 20, 1955. Diane Sclavenitis to Clifford R. H einema n, Jr., on November 26, 1955. At home, 5314 W. Argyle, Chicago, Ill. Patricia Croak to William S. Sims, Jr., on December 26, 1955. At home, Lucinda St., DeKalb, Ill . Joyce Wetzel to David S. MacKain on December 26 , 1955. At home, 139 Center St., Grayslake, Ill. BETA TAU Ann Skelly to Williams A. Jenny on july 16, 1955. home, 2878 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore, N . Y.

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