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THE PHOENI路x of ALPHA SIGMA VoLUME

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JANUARY, 1925

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Published in November, January, March and May of each year at No. 30 North Ninth Street, Richmond, Indiana, by the Nicholson Printing Company, for the Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority having headquarters at No. 1 Lindsey Street, Dorchester, Mass. Business correspondence may be addressed to either office, but matter for publication and correspondence concerning the same should be addressed to Gertrude D. Halbritter, Editor, 1 Lindsey Street, Dorchester, Mass. Entered as second-class matter September 4, 1923, at the post office at Richmond, Ind., under the Act of March 3, 1879. Acceptance for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in Section 1103, .Act of October 3, 1917, authorized September 4, 19~. Subscription price one dollar per year.


NATIONAL COUNCIL President-Mrs. Wm. Holmes Martin, A and AA, 5 Cobden St., Boston, 19, Mass. Vice-President-Minnie M. Shockley, rr, 704 Church St., Alva, Okla. Secretary-Adda Anderson, EE, 509 Laramie St., Atchison, Kans. Treasurer-Grace G. Fultz, 6.6., Rushville, Ohio. Registrar-Wilma Wilson, ZZ, 1405 Hardy Ave., R. R. 6, Independence, Mo. Historian-Mrs. H. S. Toms, BB, 1222 N. Sutter St., Stockton, Calif. Ritualist-Ruth Duffey, AA, 1386 Hall Ave., Suite 1, Lakewood, Ohio. Editor-Gertrude D. Halbritter, 速速, 1 Lindsey St., Dorchester, Mass. BOARD OF ADVISERS Alpha Alpha- Miss Amy M . Swisher, "The Tallawanda," Oxford, Ohio. Alpha Beta-Miss Ethel Hook, 602 So. Franklin Street, Kirksville, Mo. Beta Beta-Mrs. E. V. Rugg, 1549 Tenth Ave., Greeley, Colo. Gamma Gamma-Miss Minnie M. Shockley, Alva, Okla. Delta Delta-Miss Elizabeth Garber, Box 215, Athens, Ohio. Epsilon Epsilon-Miss Catharine E. Strouse, Emporia, Kans. Zeta Zeta-Mrs. Orlo R. Nattinger, 405 So. Holden St., Warrensburg, Mo. Eta Eta-Miss Eulalia E. Roseberry, 1610 So. Olive St., Pittsburg, Kans. Theta Theta-Mrs. Wm. Holmes Martin, 5 Cobden St., Boston, Mass. Iota Iota-Miss Bonnie Andrews, 1080 22nd Street, Des Moines, Iowa.


Kappa Kappa-Mrs. Sherman H. Doyle, 1815 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. Lambda Lambda-Mrs. M. 0. Percival; 1142 Grandview Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Mu Mu- Miss Genette Garrett, 306 Normal St., Ypsilanti, Mich. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Alumnae-Edna McCullough, 1017 Rural St., Emporia, Kans. Art-Carol Pierce, 3 Linden Ct., Ayer, Mass. Chapter Activities-Dorothy Yelton, High St., Butler, Ky. ExtensionMembership-Rosamond Root, Apt. 502, 509 W. 121 St., New York City. Music- Mrs . Harry McMillan, Peculiar, Mo. Scholarship-Christina S. Little, 154 Circuit Rd., Winthrop, Mass. Sorority Study-Sue Edwards, Box 354, Alva, Okla. CHAPTER HOUSES

Beta Beta-1732 11th Ave., Greeley, Colo. Epsilon Epsilon-706 Union St., Emporia, Kans. Iota Iota-1118 26th St., Des Moines, Iowa. Lambda Lambda-208 13th Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Mu Mu-945 Sheridan St., Ypsilanti, Mich. ROLL OF COLLEGE CHAPTERS

Alpha Alpha- Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Alpha Beta-State Teachers' College, Kirksville, Mo. Beta Beta-1732 11th Ave., Greeley, Colo . Gamma Gamma-State Teachers' College, Alva, Okla. Delta Delta-Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Epsilon Epsilon-706 Union St., Emporia, Kans. Zeta Zeta-State Teachers' College, 路warrensburg, Mo. Eta Eta-State Teachers' College, Pittsburg, Kans. Theta Theta-Boston University, Boston, Mass. Iota Iota-1118 26th St., Des Moines, Iowa. Kappa Kappa-Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. Lambda Lambda-208 13th Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Mu Mu- 945 Sheridan St., Ypsilanti, Mich.


COLLEGE CHAPTER SECRETARIES

Alpha Alpha-Nellie C. Losh, 17 Bishop Hall, Oxford, Ohio. Alpha Beta-Elizabeth Grigsby, 511 S. Franklin St., Kirksville, Mo. Beta Beta-Evelyn Husband, 1732 11th Ave., Greeley, Colo. Gamma Gamma-Lucille Moore, 1001 Church St., Alva, Okla. Delta Delta-Ruth Hollinger, 72 N. Congress St., Athens, Ohio. Epsilon Epsilon-Emma Jensen, 614 Union St., Emporia, Kans. Zeta Zeta-Pauline Clay, 103 W. Gay St., Warrensburg, Mo. Eta Eta-Jessie Hisle, 1302 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, Kans. Theta Theta-Elsy Jessup, 885 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Mass. Iota Iota-Opal Callison, 1118 26th St., Des Moines, Iowa. Kappa Kappa-Margaret Brenholtz, 1813 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. Lambda Lambda-Ethel M. Straw, 208 13th Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Mu Mu-Janet Randolph, 514 Emmet St., Ypsilanti, Mich. EX-COLLEGIO CHAPTER SECRETARIES

Alpha Alpha-Ruth Duffey, 1386 Hall Ave., Suite 1, Lakewood, Ohio. Alpha Beta-Mrs. Roy Hutchinson, 4113 Walnut St., Kansas City, Mo. Alpha Gamma-Mrs. Glenn H. Ferguson, 7511 Hutchinson Ave., Swissvale, Pa. Beta Beta-Jessie M. Autrey, 910 11th St., Greeley, Colo. Gamma Gamma-Mrs . .James A. Lane, 801 Centre St., Alva, Okla. Delta Delta-Helen Hudson, Plain City, Ohio. Epsilon Epsilon-Mrs. Everett Barr, 620 W. 4th St., Emporia, Kans. Zeta Zeta-Mrs. Edgar A. Kibbe, California, Mo. Eta Eta-Katie B. Nevius, Vilas, Kans. Theta Theta-Caroline G. Wasgatt, 346 Lookout Ave., Hackensack, N. J. Iota Iota-Leona Wilcox, 2423 49th St., Des Moines, Iowa. Kappa Kappa-Irene Parker, 112 William St., Salisbury, Md. Lambda Lambda-Mrs. Paul E. Frederick, 3428 Oak Park Ave., Berwyn, Ill.


ASSIST ANT EX-COLLEGIO SECRET ARIES Alpha Beta-Elizabeth Romans, 210 Filmore St., Kirksville, Mo. Gamma Gamma-Lucelle Chew, 829 Church St., Alva, Okla. Delta Delta-Emma Helsel, St. Mary's, Ohio. Epsilon Epsilon-Lois Koontz, 1222 Rural St., Emporia. Kans. Zeta Zeta-Mary Mason Wilson, 1233 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kans. CITY ASSOCIATION SECRETARIES Alva, Okla.-Ethel France, 211 Barnes Ave., Alva. Boston, Mass.-Christina S. Little, 154 Circuit Rd., Winthrop, Mass. Cherokee, Okla.-Elberta Patterson, Cherokee. Chicago, IlL-Mildred Nulton, Box 735, Riverside, Ill. Cleveland, Ohio-Esther Kenney, 12700 Euclid, Cleveland. Des Moines, Iowa-Beulah Dunbar, 2615 Cottage Grove Ave., Des Moines. Emporia, Kans.-Mrs, Marshall Randel, 1020 Washington St., Emporia. Greeley, Colo.- Ethelyne Rhiner, 1533 Ninth Ave., Greeley. Kansas City, Mo.-Ethel Phillips, Merton Hall, 40th and Walnut St., Kansas City, Mo. Moberly, Mo.-Mae Middleton; 205 Hagood St., Moberly. Pittsburg, Kans.-Helena VanGastel, 1803 N. Locust St., Pittsburg. Pittsburgh, Pa.-Anna E. Schade, 617 Walnut St., Irwin. New York, N. Y.- Rosamond Root, Apt. 502, 509 W. 121st St., New York City. Unionville, Mo.- Nettie B. Dickerson, Unionville, Mo. Warrensburg, Mo.-Mrs. Leslie A. McMeekin, East Gay St., Warrensburg. 路 ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL SORORITIES Chairman-Mrs. Orley Lee, ~~E, 48 Wildwood Ave., Piedmont. Calif. Secretary-Mrs. A. J. Hathaway, Jr.,~~~. Welland, Ontario. Treasurer-Miss Minnie Shockley, A~A, 704 Church St., Alva, Okla. Director of Local Panhellenics-Miss Anne Wilke, IlK~, 709 Church St., Alva, Okla.


EDITORIAL STAFF

Editor-in-Chief

(;ertrude D. Halbritter, 1 Lindsey St., Dorchester, Mass.

Chapter Editors

Alpha Alpha-Mary L. Harlan, 43 Hepburn Hall, Oxford, Ohio. Alpha Beta-Ruth Selby, 502 E. Normal, Kirksville, Mo. Beta Beta-Grace Dalby, 1732 11th Ave., Greeley, Colo. Gamma Gamma-Ruby Isbell, 902 Fifth St., Alva, Okla. Delta Delta-Thelma Mercer, Lindley Hall, Athens, Ohio. Epsilon Epsilon- Catherine Brower, 706 Union, Emporia Kans. Zeta Zeta-Florence Breece, 209 E. Market St., Warrensburg,. Mo. Eta Eta-Minnie Roseberry, 1610 S. Olive, Pittsburg, Kans. Theta Theta-Catherine Haight, 68 Wheatland Ave., Dorchester,. Mass. Iota Iota-Letha Dailey, 1118 26th St., Des Moines, Iowa. Kappa _Kappa-Florence Rimlinger, 1813 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. Lambda Lambda-Margaret L. Walter, 470 Oak St., Ohio.

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Mu Mu-Vera Pearce, 945 Sheridan St., Ypsilanti, Mich .


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THE ID EAL TEACHER From the earliest history of mankind certain individuals have stood out prominently as great teachers. Certain teachers have surpassed others in their influence and ability to direct students. However, to have any influence or to become a teacher of any rank at all, it is necessary to have a profound human interest. Regardless of the amount of knowledge of a subject matter a teacher may have, unless she has a keen interest in youth and humanity, her teaching will never be successful. A teacher must be sympathetically interested in her pupils. Like the lowly Nazarene and Socratis, she must be capable of an understanding from their situation and level of life. The teacher is an example in the eyes of those whom she teaches. "As the Teacher is, so is the School" may seem like a bit of antiquated philosophy, but, in spite of its antiquity or commonality, it is truth . Youth is the clay out of which the potter molds noble character, but the teacher is unco nsciously molding character by living the standards, principle and ideals she proposes to her pupils. Though young in experience, the eyes of youth are critical in observing a lack of consistency. A mong the innumerable attributes that may be assigned to the ideal teacher, certainly a good sense of humor must not be deficient. Through a sense of humor, sympathy and a keener understanding are instigated. Points of contact are realized, that without a humorous attitude would be overlooked. A formu la for an ideal teacher cannot be written, as though a problem in chemistry were being solved, but if a teacher has a sense of humor, a fine human interest, and a profound realization of the responsibility of her position combined with the varying finalities that may have been developed from her original nature, certainly her school will be ideal in so far as that is


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possible and she will truly deserve the merit of being called' an Ideal Teacher. ETHEL MARIE STRAW, Lambda Lambda.

TRAINING FOR PLEDGES The little saying, "As the twig is bent, so the tree groweth" may also be applied to the training of pledges for full membership in any sorority. There surely is a great responsibility which lies in this period, when the ideals and attitudes of the future sorority girl are formed and strengthened. The sorority life is practically a new world or at least, a new view point for the college girl and an experience to which she must adjust herself. Therefore, rightly so, the Ribbon Service, Pledge Service and Initiation Service are given at separate times, so that the pledge is more able to fathom the true meaning of each thought and statement. The ideals, aspiration and pledge meanings of each service must become an unconscious part of each girl's character and life before she can become a loyal, faithful, honest and true sorority girl. Therefore, it should be the ideal of each member to develop the highest ideals possible in their pledges. FRIEDA M. BUNTING,

Kappa Kappa.

PLEDGE TRAINING O ur pledges are standing on the threshold of a new life, eager and expectant. Those of us who live in this new world of love, inspiration and friendship, must guide them and gently instill in their hearts the high ideals of our sisterhood. If we lead them to "Aspire, Seek and Attain" they will be ready to give of their best to Alpha Sigma Alpha. If they aspire to the very highest in thought, word and deed every day, and seek to attain knowledge and understanding, they will develop into splendid A. S. A. types of womanhood. Enthusiasm and love for A. S. A. can be aroused in our pledges by our A. S. A. songs. We have songs to suit every mood and the active members should remember that these songs will appeal to the girls who have not experienced the joy of belonging to a sisterhood.


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Our program meetings should be inspirational in nature. Every true A. S. A. pledge will soon realize that she is joining an organization that has the highest ideals and is founded on the principles of Christ, the perfect Teacher. When at last we lead these dear ones through our sacred portals and the veil is removed from their wondering eyes, they will find in Alpha Sigma Alpha the essence of all that is good, true and beautiful. This little poem, entitled "Everymaid," by John Oxenham, seems to express our hopes for each new sister. King's Daughter! Would'st thou be all fair, Without-withinPeerless and beautiful, A very Q ueen? Know then :-in the inmost shrine Must thou beg.in, And b'uild with care A Holy Place, A place unseen, Each stone a prayer. Then, having buil t, Thy shr ine sweep bare Of self and sin; And all that might demea n; And, with endeavor, Watching ever, praying, ever, K eep it fragrant-sweet, and clean; So, by God's grace, it be fit place,His Christ shall enter and shall dwell therei n. Not as in earthly fan e-where chase Of steel on stone rpay strive to win Some outward grace,'Thy temple face is chiselled from within.' CARLOTTA M. CoRPRON . Mu Mu.

WE THANK THEE, HEAVENLY FATHER For the physical comforts of life; the bright sunshine; the refreshing shower, the pure air, th e sparkling water, the food for our bodily needs. For the world of color and beauty; the fragrant flowers, the glorious coloring of the sunrise and the harmonious tints


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of the sunset glow. For that God-given faculty whereby we may translate beauty and harmony into emotions and life. For friends and home and our beloved Sisterhood. For the privilege of living in America today. For the opportunity of service to those who are less fortunate than we. For the joys of intellect and understanding. For the pleasures that come through mental effort. For the assurance that our lives are guided by Thee. For the conviction in our hearts that Alpha Sigma Alpha is founded on Thy principles. For the Star of Bethlehem that leads us onward to higher and nobler achievements . Amen . Mu Mu.

RITUAL I was trying to imagine, the other day, what a sorority would be like without the several impressive services which we take part in each year. To some people perhaps form is merely a necessary rite, and the outward show of a ritual is the whole of it; but I think most of us are impressionable enough that a beautiful ceremony, worked out thoughtfully, with a worth while meaning back of it, will carry a spiritual significance. Sense appeal is a strong factor in the make-up of most human beings, so that if each of us were given a copy of the Manual, the Symbolism, and the Handbook, and told that we were to derive the meaning of our sisterhood from these sources, our feeling would fall far short of being what it should be. By having the thought, the ideals, and the standards of the organization garbed in suitable language and read by girls who have given the delivering of these thoughts some consideration, we are impressed the more forcibly by them, they become a part of our subconscious minds, and tend to work th emselves out into action. I sometimes think we should repeat our ritual, or hear it repeated, more often than we do, so that we will not lose sight of those things for which we stand and toward which we are stnvmg. VVe all have our ups and downs-times when we feel that everything in life is well worth while, and then the other kind of times, when we see our goal but dimly-then we need to refresh our minds and spirits by a reviewing of the aims we are working toward. Everyonce in a while, each one of us


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needs to stop, think things over, and take a new grip on life, and I have noticed that when we go through our ribbon service, pledge service, or initiation ceremony, that this sometimes helps us to get this fresh grip on things. So it has not been in vain, we think, that much thought and time has been spent on the forming of our ritual. Vve gain something from this impressive rite that we would not otherwise have. THE MEA NING OF SORORITY MEMBERSHIP Membership in a society means so much more than the conventional, perfunctory type of thing commonly mistaken for membership, the wearing of its pin, the paying of its dues, the part1c1pation in its meetings. One supporting such allegiance alone can not call himself a member. True membership means the pledging of herself in this case, to the ideals of that, body of which she becomes a member. It means that she believes whole-heartedly in its aims, that she will strive to uphold its principles, and live in accordance with its creed. If membership in general entails such obligation, how much more does membership in an organization such as yours and mine with such ideals, such aims, such principles, such a creed. And then I wonder if even this is enough. If the ideals of her organization are noble. which surely they must be, does not membership demand that she carry them to others? If its principles are true factors for good inside the society, then they will ring true outside and should be 'carried on.' So if she believes, upholds, lives, and carries on Alpha Sigma Alpha's creed of right living, its principles of honor, its aim of perfect womanhood, its ideal of a fuller, more complete life, then may she boast true membership. JANET RANDOLPH, Mu Mu.

SISTERHOOD "Are you busy, Jane?" The speaker entered the room and threw herself down on the couch. "No, dear," Jane answered, "not too busy to be glad you have come.'' Then seeing the anxious look on the other's face, "Well, little Sponsee, what's wrong?"


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"0, I'm having all sorts of trouble!" Then followed the tale of woe. The older girl seated herself beside the pledge and listened. Lucile was having financial reverses at home; she feared she would have to leave at the end of the semester. She had been so happy as an Alpha Sig pledge, and liked the girls so much. Could Jane help her find a way to stay? Jane squeezed the hand she held, and answered thoughtfully, "Why I believe we can manage that. The University has a student Loan Fund for girls like you, and if you wish you may apply for a loan. Then, perhaps, I can get you some work in the office for two or three hours a day. That will help some. You say you can type, so I think we can manage it. "Thank you so much, Jane, you're so comforting. I must go now, but I'll be in again soon. Goodbye!" Jane settled herself comfortably, and again began her studying. Soon another knock came to her door. This time a radiant faced girl appeared in the doorway. "Oh, Jane, are you busy? I've something wonderful to tell you!" "Oh, what is it? I shall be so glad to hear," Jane replied, as she drew the happy girl down beside her on the couch. "What do you think ? I've had a bid to the Sophomore Hop, and I'm so thrilled!" A glowing account followed. "But I must be going. I just knew you'd be glad about it too." A few mom ents after this another rap sounded at the door. In response to the cheery word of welcome by Jane a tow sled head appeared at the door. "Jane, I'm sorry to disturb you, but I've just been made chairman for the social committee of the club, and I'd like some ideas. You're so original, won't you help me?" A half hour later as the third girl arose to go, she said gratefully, " Jane you're a 'peach' to help me out like this. I think I can work out the details from your suggestions. Thanks so much." After the door had closed, Jane sat gazing thoughtfully at her Alpha Sigma Alpha pin. Yes, it was all there, embodied in her pin; the forgetfulness of self which may be summed up in the one word--LOVE. MARY H ARLAN,

Alpha Alpha.


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POETS' CORNER

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WE LOVE YOU A. S. A. Tune-"At Dawning."

Alpha Sigma Alpha dear vVe love you, Sisterhood so fine and near We love you, Emblems high we hold always, For we're pledged to A. S. A . Love and loyalty hold sway, We love you A. S. A. Alpha Sigma never fear We'll fail you, To our promise so dear We'll be true, Scattering love afar and near As we should and try to do Alpha Sigma ' Alpha dear We love you, we do . DoRoTHEA BrsHOP, HELE N

REESE,

Kappa Kappa.

OH PROMISE US Tune-"Oh Promise Me." (Pledging Song.)

Oh promise us that you will ever be To Alpha Sigma Alpha staunch and true, That you will do your best in every way To help all others each and every day, That you will live up to our daily creed Aspire, seek, attain in word and deed, To win the crown that A. S. A. holds high, Oh promise us, Oh promise us. MARY WAGNER, FLORENCE RIMLINGER,

Kappa Kappa.


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Alpha Sigma Alpha Sisterhood of mine, vVe are bound together \i\ ith pledges true and fine. All are ever loyal To the red and white, lways looking onward To attain the pure and right. Chorus

Alpha Sigma Alpha You're the one I love. Alpha Sigma Alpha A blessing from above. We will all prove worthy Of thy noble seal to bear To our dear fraternity None other can compare. AN N SLIFER, HELEN

WTTMYER,

Kappa Kappa.

FAIR A. S. A. Tune-"Fair Harvard."

Fair A. S. A.! thy daughters to thy glory smg And with blessings would shower the air For with crown and star, you serve us our king While the palm leaf and phoenix shall soar, Oh wonderful symbol of justice and right, \Ale rejoice that from thee the light came Now we learn to measure, as we would be mete, Oh King Asa! All hail to thy name. RuTH M. Twrss,

Theta Theta.

A. S. A. Tune-"Faith Of Our Fathers."

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You ever guide us on our way Dear Alpha Sigma we love you. Dear Alpha Sigma we love you, Help us to Seek, Attain, Aspire Till with pure hearts we may say, Dear Alpha Sigma, we love you. Chorus

Help us each day to be like you Pure, sweet and spotless sisters true. E. MorsE, Theta Theta.

ANNABELLE

ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA Tune-"Blest Be The Tie."

Oh Alpha Sigma Alpha dear, We pledge our hearts to thee, To be loving, truthful, full of cheer We'll loyal and faithful be. In this our sisterhood, May we thy laws all revere, To keep our lives always from wrong And live better year by year. When we shall have to part, In life with its failure or gain, Our motto shall be from the heart Aspire, Seek and Attain. GLADYS pARKS,

Eta Eta.

LITTLE RUSHEE Tune-''Marchetta."

Alpha Sigma, A lpha Sigma, Your. dear voice is calling, Little rushee, we want you we do. Our sisters are loyal, Our banners are royal, Our standards are high and ideal We'll give you the best


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THEY'RE PARTICULAR Tune-"Back Home in Tennessee."

When I left my home settee My daddy said to me, "Be careful, darling child, I hear that college's wild. Some of the thing that they say, \i\Till surely make your hair turn gray, And I'm particular, I'm partic'lar, I'm par-tic-u-lar." I said, "Now, daddy dear, For me you need not fear, I promise you to-day To pledge to A. S. A. They've got the rep and the pep, And they make you watch your step and They're 'ticlar, they're ticlar, They're par-tic-u-lar."

ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA Tun e- "Love's Old Sweet Song

When we are gone from our dear old 0. U. vVhen we must leave our friends so gay and true, Though we'll grow weary, and the way seem long, Mem'ry will take us back to the days that are gone; And while we're dreaming in the fir~light glow, Then -vvill come back these words learned long ago. Chorus:

Alpha Sigma Alpha You we hold so dear; vVe will love you truly,


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Del ta Delta.

THE FLOWERS OF A. S. A. Poets oft proclaim the fame Of a little flower, who'd got its name From the Grecian youth of olden day. NARCISSUS, now the flower of A. S. A. The humble flower, that like the star Guided the wisemen from afar, Shows the way to us today. ASTER, the flower of A. S . A. MILLICENT BENDER, NELLIE LO SH,

A lpha Alpha.

OUR INSIGNIA 0 love of many qualities Enfolding ui each day, You are the love as signified By the STAR of A. S. A. 0 emblem of our fourfold aim, You show to us the way To gain the goal that's set for us, The CROWN of A. S . A. 0 symbol of the greater things That each can do and may Thus prove an aid to all mankind, The PALM of A. S. A. 0 bird that from the sun brought fire To burn yourself, they say, T hen rose more glorious than before, The PHOENIX of A. S. A. GRACE CAREY, MILLICENT BENDER

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THE ALPHA SIG GIRL There are girls quite tall and stately, Girls o'er plump and wide and big; Then there are girls petite and tiny But give me an Alpha Sig. I don't care just what she looks like, Really, I don't care a fig. She is altogether lovely If the girl's an Alpha Sig. You observe that I look chesty? 'Tis not food or not my rig. It's because I am a patron of the girls-The Alpha Sig. Here on earth they're just the nicest, Work or play they'll not renig. And St. Peter has the number of Each little Alpha Sig. And I 'spect when one is crossing To the world so bright and big, Golden Gates will swing wide open To admit an A lpha Sig. You just watch me up in Heaven, For the "ANNUAL" I will dig, And be sittin' round the table With the Angel "ALPHA SIG." BELLE TRAVERS McFAHAN,

Patroness of Alpha Beta.


ALPHA ALPHA On October eighteenth occurred our annual homecoming football game, and we were defeated by Wooster, much to our chagrin. The defeat, however, did not dim our joy at having a large number of alumnae back for an Alpha Sig homecoming. Fourteen girls visited us. They were: Florence King, Helen Jones, Marjorie Martin, Ruth Neff, An vis Rudder, Marguerite Krein, Helen Stepleton, Bernice Berry, Viola Warren Healy, Juanita Wolfe, Jean Converse, Per!ina Albright, Catharine Osenbaugh, Grace Marvin Allen. On Saturday evening we held a reunion at the home of our president, Sophia McSherry. We all had such a ~ood time helping the alumnae to get acquainted with our pledges. Sunday morning we all rose early and had a picnic breakfast along the Tallawanda Creek. Our pledges showed themselves very apt at cooking bacon and eggs, and we thoroughly enjoyed the food as well as the company. Sunday afternoon we were s11rprised with a visit by Grace Marvin Allen, and her small son, Donald Marvin Allen, who was born on September tenth. We are fortunate in having for one of our new patronesses , Mrs. David Smiers. VVe also wish to announce that two of our girls, Donna Gray and Mary Harlan, were pledged to Kappa Phi, a national Methodist sorority, whose purpose is to train college women for church activities. At noon on Saturday, November first, Alpha Alpha had a luncheon at Pike's T ea Room in Dayton for all alumnae attending the Miami-Denison game. The tables were appropriately decorated with yellow chrysanthemums. Those attending the banquet were Miss Alice Swisher, Miss Jessie Myers, Viola Warren Healy, Helen Stepleton, Marion Stepleton, Florence King, and Ruth Neff. Our pledges very cleverly entertained the active members and patronesses at a banquet and stunt at the Spinning Wheel, on Friday evening, November twenty-first. The tables were decorated in red and white, the flowers were white chrysanthe-


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mums, and each active and patroness was presented with a white package, mysteriously wrapped with scarlet ribbon. On opening it, we found that it contained a lovely silver bon-bon dish, the gift of our pledges. Between courses a little lady in a rose costume entertained us with dances. Immediately following the banquet the pledges presented their stunt, "A Sailor Has a Girl in Every Port," with Sara Huber in the title role as sailor. Following this, Martha Wadsworth played for us, and Donna Gray gave a reading. We all voted our young hostesses very charming entertainers. For our Christmas celebration we are planning a party to be held at the home of Miss Alice Swisher. The program will consist chiefly of Christmas carols. Instead of exchanging gifts we are planning to take the money and buy Christmas gifts for two fatherless little girls here in Oxford. This we felt would be much more in keeping with the spirit of our Greatest Patron whose birthday we are celebrating. Alpha Alpha announces the marriage of Elda 路Walthers to Mr. A llen S. Emrick of Venice, Ohio, on November 27, 1924.

ALPHA BETA Alpha Beta's most important happening during the past months was the initiation of two girls, Daisy Lee Peters of Chillicothe, and Norene Foster, of Marceline. vVe gave a dance in their honor the following evening, October nineteenth, and had a special program at one of our meetings for them. The last week in October the convention of the Northeast Missouri Teachers was held, and many of our alumnae returned, and attended a luncheon at the Stephenson. Among those at the reunion were, Laura Newby, of Memphis, Dorothy Martin and Margaret Seaton Heck of Hannibal, Marguerite Barnett of La Belle, Goldie Deierling, Edna Duell, Frances Franklin, and Isabelle Baker of La Plata, Lela Dawson Stokes of Monroe City, Jewel Duncan Hazzard of Linneus, and Katherine Sens Jones of Kirksville. Our one big social event was the Founders Day Banquet held in the lovely new Travelers Hotel. Beside the active chapter, we had fourteen alumnae and six patronesses attending路.


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The decorations were large yellow 'mums, which were later given as favors to the patronesses. Mrs. Moorman was one of the four girls who organized in 1898, Kappa Theta Psi, which in 1914 became Alpha Beta chapter. Part of her toast was as follows: "When I consider how the years have flown Since first I was an A. S. A. And those three sisters-Eunice, Helen May And Brexie, scattered-as the leaves are blown By autumn's chilling blast-Alone I moan Are all these meetings lost to me I pray. But memory bids me pause-and all the sweet glad day s assay As to no others can they e'er be known. Our vision small at first, as I recall Has this Attainment. From our seed so small Has sprung a n'ever ending line of those Who wish to love, to help, or helped and at the close Of school days feel that of all memories most dear Are those connected with th eir sisters here." Later we called on each of the patronesses for a few words and Mrs. McCahan read a little poem which she had written all for us. Mrs. McCahan has published a vo lume of poems called "The Preshus Child" and is a member of the Missouri Writers Guild. Didn't we promise A. S. A. a real Christmas gift last month? And here it is-eleven pledges-absolutely flawl ess girls-girls who will be women of poise, power, personality and purpose who shall be noted for their calibre, character, culture and charm. Th eir nam es are: (

Mary Bentley Mabel Chri sty Marian Christy Mary Dee Glasscock Sallie Bett Haldeman Bernice Humphrey Emma Self Dorothy Sens Edith Swank Mary Betty Weatherly Elizabeth Wiericks

Moberly, Mo. Kirksville, Mo. Kirksville, Mo. New London, Mo. LaB ell e, Mo. Brashear, Mo. Moberly, Mo. Kirksville, Mo. Linneus, Mo. Hannibal, Mo. Macon, Mo.


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We had a rough time competing against the other three sororities in our small college, but our rush captain, Lorna Wattenbarger, organized things so that we got the girls we wanted. First of all, Alpha Beta believes in personal rushing. We had small theatre parties, bridge parties and bunking parties. We entreated the selected ones to dine by our elbows at the cafeteria, to accompany us to chapel and we even escorted them to our classes and cranked up our flivvers on these cold winter days and took them for joy rides. We also gave two parties in their honor and the Kirksville alumnae entertained. Our first party was a dance at the Sojourners Club followed by a midnight supper at the Stephenson Hotel. The girls looked lovely in their evening gowns of divers hues and we thought as did one of our faculty guests did when he said he never saw so many beautiful girls in one group as were our rushees that night. The next week we entertained at a Gypsy party in the parlors of the Presbyterian church. Some of the girls dressed as gypsies and with the blazing background of the fireplace created a true Romany atmosphere. We played various games such as "tiddley-winks," "Hearts," etc. and then had chilli such as only Peg Conner can make. And then the next day our loyal alumnae invited our friends out to Margaret Baxter Dunbar's home where they were royally entertained at a Welsh Rarebit party. Nite Pearl had charge of the stunts for the afternoon and the first thing she did was to initiate them into the Lame Duck Society. Then the guests were given stories which Helen Jones Lehr had written and were asked to fill in the blanks with movies and movie stars and also to complete the story . The last stunt was the taking of moving pictures acted out by the girls and photographed by Lucile Sands Kruse with her "reel" camera made out of a tripod and a flour sieve. The prizes for all the games were tickets to the Princess Theatre. We were also quite rushed with preparations for our annual bazaar. This year we cleared about forty dollars. Just before school closed for the holidays we held a Christmas party following the ribbon services for our new pledges. We all sat around on the floor and told stories and ate pop-


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corn balls and candy canes. Then Alpha Beta's Santa Claus came in and brought to our wonderful Miss Hook a pair of bronze book-ends. We were unfortunate in losing two of our active girls this quarter-they being Lora Patrick Murrell and Bernice Webb Roy. But perhaps they will be with us again in some future quarter. Laura N. Newby was married on Nov. 26 to Mr. Albert L. Luther of Memphis, Mo. Mr. Luther is a graduate of Missouri University and a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. On Thanksgiving Day, Inez Pierce (B. S., 1923) surprised us by being married to Mr. Sidney Bone. They will reside in Los Angeles, Calif., where Mr. Bone is connected with the Santa Fe Railroad. Congratulations to Rev. and Mrs. Ernest Love (Grace Lyle) who announce the arrival of Jeanette Love at their home in New Hartford, N. Y., on Oct. 28. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Louise Sublette Perry and Mr. Perry whose baby died Dec. 10. Two of our girls have recently been in the hospital here. They are: Katherine Sens Jones, of Kirksville, who had severe throat trouble, and Louise Harding Bodenhamer, of La Grange, Mo., who underwent a major operation. We are glad to have in Kirksville this winter, Anna Lemon Valentine whose husband is now on the faculty at K. S. T. C. Eula Conner leaves Jan. 14 for Kahoka to take the position of Helen Barnett who is taking a position in the high school at Decatur, Ill. Grace McGinnis Clark and Mr. Clark are the proud parents of a new son, whom they call Vlard McGinnis Clark. Dr. and Mrs. Carl McKenzie (Lula Hall) announce the arrival of Robert Hall McKenzie at their home in Fairfield, Iowa, on Nov. 8. Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Showen announce the marriage of their daughter, Gayle, to Dr. Williamson H. Liggett on Nov. 25. They will be at home in Kansas City, Mo. Gertrude Farrington, who has been in Kirksville this fall, will leave the first of the year for New York City where she will study piano. Gertrude received her Bachelor of Music


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degree from the American Conservatory of Music at Chicago last spring. Our loving sympathy goes out to Mildred \i\Tard Davidson whose little daughter, Betty Jean, was recently run over and killed by an automobile. Virginia Sparling Reeves is teaching in Harris, Missouri, where Dr. Reeves is practicing osteopathy. Two of our girls, Frances Franklin and Elizabeth Fair, were chosen queens at the dedication of Missouri's new capital at Jefferson City, this month. Frances Spessard, who has traveled for a book company, is spending the winter with her mother in Texas. Mr. and Mrs. 路william Chambers announce the birth of a baby daughter, Mary Margaret, at their home in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Mrs. Chambers was formerly Eunice Selby. Christine Chapman was married December 20 to Mr. John Howard Denby of Providence, R. I. Mr. Denby is a senior at the Kirksville Osteopathic College. Christine will continue teach; ug in Kirksville. Dr. and Mrs. \i\T. E. Bodenhamer (Louise Harding) of LaGrange, Mo., are the proud parents of a new son. Among the older Alpha Sigs back visiting in Kirksville this fall were: Mae Crawford Englehardt of Chillicothe, Mo., Lora Holloway Wilhoit of Muskogee, Okla., and Lula Morgan Skirvin of La Belle, Mo., who attended our Founders Day banquet. Viola Briley is having the time of her young life out in Rothnemay, Montana, where the cowboys grow and where Viola is teaching this winter. Mildred Nulton, who spent the holidays in Kirksville, reports the organization of a city chapter in Denver, Colo., composed chiefly of Beta Beta girls and three Alpha Beta -Mildred, Ruth \Voods and Lucy vVanamaker.

BETA BETA During the month of October Beta Beta gave a tea for its patronesses, and house mother. Mrs. Ganders, one of our guests, has since consented to be a patroness of Beta Beta, concerning which we were greatly delighted.


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On the last Saturday in October the Student Association held a dance, which we all enjoyed very much. The student body has grown so large that it is necessary to hold the dance in two places at the same time. Rushing ?id not begin until December first. On the first day of individual rushing we gave three fudge parties, one at our house, and the other two at the homes of two of our patronesses. It was necessary to do this because there is a rule which says that there shall not be more than six in a group for individual rushing. The following day we had a bridge tea at the house, for some, while others took a group of rushees to the matinee. The remainder of the week we spent giving teas, breakfasts, and luncheons. On Friday evening, December fifth, we had our big party. This took the form of a pirate dance in the grotto of the Woman's Club House. Each person was presented with' a pirate hat and ear rings. During the third dance silver cutlasses were distributed, and a tag dance followed giving the effect of a battle. Port holes and life savers bearing the Greek letters of the sorority were used as decorations to give the effect of a ship. A black flag with white skull and cross bones hung at one end of the room. A large sign bearing the words "Good Ship A. S. A." written in gold letters on a field of blue added to the effectiveness of the scene. A color scheme of black and white was carried out at the thirteen tables. Black and white candles with skull and cross bones formed the center piece of the table. Miniature pirate treasure chests were presented to each rushee. The place cards were in the form of black and white ships. The dinner was served by four girls dressed as pirates. Between the dinner and dessert courses an impersonation of Captain Kid and Little Jim was given by two boys who were also dressed as pirates. Sorority songs were sung by the active members at the conclusion of the dinner, whereupon dancing was resumed. The last dance was a feature waltz during which the actives sang the sorority song to the tune of "Memories." Our patronesses, Mrs. H. G. McMillan, Mrs. E. U. Rugg, Mrs. A. Carter, Mrs. H. S. Ganders, and Mrs. E. M. Nusbaum, were present.


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Greeley, Colo. Greeley, Colo. Greeley, Colo. Greeley, Colo. Greeley, Colo. Canon City, Colo. Hotchkiss, Colo. Denver, Colo. Denver, Colo. Sargent, Neb.

GAMMA GAMMA On Monday evening, October twentieth, a Hallowe'en party was given for the girls by Lenore Shafer at her home. The house was tastefully decorated in orange and black. Fortune telling, weird music, ghost stories, and appropriate games made it a very happy occasion. Delightful refreshments were served, consisting of sandwiches, chicken salad, doughnuts, cocoa, pickles, and Hallowe'en candy. Nineteen girls were present, and all enjoyed the evening immensely. The Northwestern Fair took up a great deal of our spare time. The sororities of the school were asked to put on an entertainment every afternoon and evening, beginning Wednesday and closing on Saturday evening. The Gamma Gamma girls were there in full force with their part of the entertainment. The Moving Picture Burlesque, and the Scotch-Irish performance were our main features. We had a tent on the Fair grounds and charged a small fee. In spite of the work we had a great deal of fun , and we made enough money to buy several things for our room. The Fair was a success and Alva is planning a bigger one for next year. On October seventh, the lady faculty members entertained the high school girls at an afternoon tea similar to the one given to the college girls the week before. The girls certainly appreciate this kindness on the part of the faculty members. Northwestern has acquired a chapter of the National Honorary Fraternity in Education, Phi Beta Sigma. The name of the new chapter is Oklahoma Beta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma. It is the second chapter of this fraternity to be organized in the


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state, the only other being located at the State University at Norman. Phi Beta Sigma is composed only of students and faculty members of the College of Education. New members are chosen from the senior class at the yearly convocation which is held during graduation week. Fifteen per cent of those having the highest grades in scholarship are eligible for membership. The local chapter consists of six charter members, among whom is Amata Camp. Teachers' Meeting was held at the University on November thirteenth to fifteenth . Although it was cold and drizzling rain, the meetings were all well attended. The annual Alpha Sig reunion was held in the form of a six o'clock dinner at Lane's Confectionery. We wish to express our sincerest sympathy to Mr. Wyatt, our coach and history instructor for the past twenty years, in the loss of his wife, who died in the Enid Hospital on December fourth. Our chapel exercises have been very interesting lately. The senior college class put on a short sketch entitled "Mr. Box and Mrs. Box," which was enjoyed by all. The junior and sophomore entertainments were equally as interesting and received hearty applause. > We are glad to announce three new initiates, Mae Isbell , Selma Harzman, and Miss Shattuck, our assistant faculty advisor. They are all anxious to help us and we know that they will be loyal members of Alpha Sigma Alpha. We had a fine Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 22, just before we parted for our vacation . Each girl received two gifts, a pretty one and one for fun. Miss Shockley, our faithful Faculty Advisor, was presented with a pair of candle sticks and candles from Gamma Gamma Chapter. Miss Shattuck was presented with a nut bowl. Our party closed early so that we could go to our school party. We are planning a big party for the week we resume school. We had not had any formal rush party this term, but may have one at the beginning of the Spring term. Our luncheons of last Winter had not been carried out this term, but we hope to have them next term. Our group


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has been rather small, but we are having new girls all the time, so we will soon be larger.

DELTA DELTA On Monday, October twentieth, Delta Delta's social meeting took the form of a supper hike to East Hill. The evening was clear, brisk and bright. We started at four-thirty and were eating merrily around our cheerful, crackling bon-fire at fivethirty. Everything always tastes so good out in the open, but it seemed to all of us this night as if the food never tasted better. After supper we sat around the fire in a friendly circle, sang our songs, exchanged stories, and bits of experience. Dusk soon settled upon us, but we still lingered, hating to leave our delightful spot. Darkness followed, and then we were obliged to depart. We came down the hill in single file, each holding on to the other, just a wee bit scared. Our respective halls were reached in due time by some very tired, but happy, Alpha Sigs. On Thursday, October twenty-third, 路many of us went to the new gymnasium to hear Glenn Frank, editor of the Century magazine, lecture on "Highest Americanism." This was the second number of the Ohio University Music and Lecture course, and a large audience was there to hear him. His lecture was thought-provoking, and highly interesting. Friday, October twenty-fourth brought to Athens many teachers who came to attend the Southeastern Ohio Teachers' Meeting. The paper reported over two thousand present, and they were well paid by hearing the interesting talks and in taking part in the sectional meetings. Our President Bryan delivered the main address of the morning, and Professor Robinson, Head of the Music Department, had charge of the music of the various sessions. This day also happened to be the time scheduled for the Kenyon football game on our home field. The game was an exciting one, and turned out six to nothing in our favor. The victory was celebrated by a dance that evening, which many Kenyon students as well as our own attended. Delta Delta has decided to have a silver loving cup placed in the room, on which is to be engraved each year the name


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of the pledge who has made the highest grade, the average set cannot be less than ninety per cent. We think this will be an incentive for study and will thus bring our scholarship average higher. On Friday, November fourteenth, the actives and pledges entertained the chapter patronesses with a tea in our sorority room. The main object of this function was to make the pledges and patronesses acquainted. We succeeded very well in the short time which we had at our disposal. Delta Delta observed Founder's Day on Saturday, November fifteenth, with a luncheon at the Colonial Hotel. Covers were laid for twenty-two. Ruth Hollinger acted as toast mistress. Sara Long, alumnae and former president of Delta Delta, gave a beautiful tribute to Alpha Sigma Alpha. Mildred Bradfield gave a fiitting toast on behalf of the pledges. Lauretta Suntheimer, our active president, responded with a very appropriate toast expressing the attitude of the active members. Immediately after the luncheon we went as a group to the homecoming game with Denison. At our last November meeting plans were made for our annual Christmas party. This year it is to be held on December fourteenth. At this meeting t:J.ames were drawn, and each girl purchases a gift, not to exceed one dollar in price, for the girl whose name she has drawn. Each girl keeps the name she has taken as a secret. We shall have a large Christmas tree, and other decorations in keeping with the holiday season. The tree will be used later at the party given for the poor children by the girls of the University.

EPSILON EPSILON Rush week started, as usual, with a tea. This was given at the home of Dorothea Gufler, and was a very lovely affair. We did a good deal of individual rushing, and spent a very busy and exciting week. A gingham luncheon was given at the house, the favors being gingham handkerchiefs of different colors and designs. The cabaret was a successful party-everyone became more informal, for ¡we had commenced to be better acquainted with our many rushees. The exclusive dinner we had at Newman's Tea Room; it was a very dainty, pretty party.


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Recently we gave a reception at the hou e for the faculty. A large number of the faculty came, and were entertained by some of our talented members-a reader, a dancer, and a singer. We have also had open-house for all the fraternities on the campus. The house was very crowded when all the fraternities had arrived, but we believe they all had a good time. Our pledges are as follows : Violet Cross Rachel Schlobohm Jennie J ensen Ruth Henshaw ola Slingsby Clea Gard Hazel Thrasher Elizabeth Hanna Irene Marmont Aline Martin Iva Ferrier Gladys Wilks Loretta Thudium Irene Deyo Grace Barrington Mary Kridler Elizabeth Haywood Carolyn Ze11ar Lyda Eckdall Maurine Sands L ouise Bauman

Reading, Kans. Reading, Kans. Empo ria, Kans. Clay Center, Kans. Clay Center, Kans. Minneapolis, Kans. Garden City, Kans. Courtland, Kans. Emporia, Kans. Emporia, Kans. Emporia, Kans. Emporia, Kans. Emporia, Kans. Arkansas City, Kans. Caney, Kans. Pratt, Kans. Emporia, Kans . Oregon, Mo. Emporia, Kans. Kansas City, Kans. Ft. Co11ins, Colo.

Our Hallowe'en party was a decided success, from all indications. It was a house dance, and we used our large and spooky attic to good advantage. Decorated as it was with corn stalks, pumpkins, black cats, and witches, it brought out the idea of Hallowe'en quite distinctly. One of the girls told a ghost story while we were in the attic, and gruesome articles. such as the inside of grapes, a cow's tongue, horrible bones, etc., were passed around to make the story more impressive. There was a light in the cupola, and black cats were pasted on the windows, so that Hallowe'en was emblazoned far and wide. Vve served cider, doughnuts and apples. Everyone seemed to be in the best of spirits, and it seemed as though we had scarcely begun dancing when it was closing time. Sphinx Club, a literary society of K. S. T. C., had their an-


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nual dinner at the Alpha Sigma Alpha house this year, and Zeta Kappa Psi, national honorary forensic society, had a reception at our house last Friday evening. Since our house is the largest sorority or fraternity house in Emporia, and since it is so well fitted for entertainment of all sorts, it is put to good use frequently. At a recent meeting of Pan Hellenic, it was decided to change the system of rotating adviser, and have one faculty adviser to hold a permanent position in such capacity. It was unanimously decided that Miss Strouse should be the one for this position, and we are very proud of her. Many of the other sororities on the campus go to her for advice and counsel on various matters, since she is better informed upon sorority affairs than any other faculty member. Constantly events remind us that we are more than fortunate in having Miss Strouse as our adviser. One of our talented members, Maurine Sands, recently made Gilson Players, a group of the best dramatists on the campus, made up of a few students and several faculty members. She has just returned from a trip out over the state. The Gilson Players take several trips during the year, giving plays at various towns, receiving the highest commendation wherever they go. A short time ago we had grade report, and we were pretty well pleased with the results . From all appearances, our twenty pledges will all be initiated at the end of the first semester. They seem to be girls who are here for business, and who are determined to succeed. Several weeks ago, two of the national officers of Sigma Sigma Sigma were here in Emporia; we sent them candy, and received very lovely letters of acknowledgment. The most worth while entertainment which we have had here this year is the opera, "Faust," which was given by the San Carlo Opera Company. It was a very beautiful production. We are hoping that something else as good may be booked here soon. Plans are being made for our Christmas party, which will be the twelfth of December at the Country Club. We have a very good orchestra engaged, and are looking forward to one of the best parties that we have had. There are so many ways


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[c.路 to tastefully decorate for Christmas that we expect the Club to look very pretty. \Ve have planned to have one of the boys dressed as Santa Claus, to come in with his pack on his back and distribute his toys, which will have names attached so that each person can find his partner for the favor dance. We will also have our annual Christmas party at the house for the mother-patroness group and the alumni. We always have such a good time at this affair-I'm sure we will again. As usual, we will furnish a basket of good things for a poor family, and the alumnae will get the Christmas tree for the same family. vVe have had no dances this month. There has been an allschool party at the gymnasium on nearly every Friday night, and many other things going on, so that we have scarcely had time for any social functions at the house. vVe had a handkerchief shower after meeting one Thursday night, for one of our alumni, Katherine Jensen Barr, who was married just recently. All of us went over to see her lovely little apartment, and to admire all of her pretty things. Marjorie Thomas, another of our alumni members, was married this fall to Ted Woodbury, and is living here in Emporia. Recently, Pi Kappa Delta, national forensic fraternity, held their national convention at Emporia, and used our house for th eir reception one evening. Several of our girls entertained the guests. Camille Tracy sang a solo, Grace Barrington gave several readings, Aileen Martin and Irene Marmont danced beautifully, and Emma Jensen and Dorothea Gufler made up two of a trio, Emma on the violin and Dorothea the 'cello. Sphinx Club, a literary organization of the school, was entertained at dinner at the Alpha Sigma Alpha house recently. We have four girls in this organization this year. Many of our girls take active part in activities. Our chapter president, Violet Hassler, is a member of Pi Kappa Delta, forensic fraternity, Xi Phi, leadership fraternity, is vice-president of Sphinx Club, is senior chairman of the freshman-commission of the Y. W. C. A., and is secretary-treasurer of the Women's Oratorical Association. Violet represented us very creditably in debate last year, winning quite a reputation for herself as an orator. Her many other duties keep her from entering debate this year. Camille Tracy,


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Mary Kridler, and Jennie Jensen belong to the Treble-Clef Club, which is composed of the eight best girl voices in the institution. Maurine Sands is a Gilson Player. This is a group of faculty and student members who make several trips over the state during the year, giving plays at many places. Maurine is one of our most talented members, and we are very proud of her. Rhythmic Circle, a group of aesthetic dancers, has several Alpha Sigs as members: Isabel Milne, Doris West, Sylva Neill, Esther Taylor, Maurine Sands, Aileen Martin, and Irene Marmont. Catherine Jensen, one of our active alumnae girls, was married on October 29, 1924. She married a traveling man,-Mr. Everett Barr. They will make their home here in Emporia, so we are not losing Catherine. She will still be active as she is most interested in the sorority.

ZETA ZETA Zeta Zeta began this year with nine girls. At the beginning of the fall term we pledged one girl. Rush week took place December eighth to fourteenth. We had a delightful dinner party at the Hotel Estes. Between the four courses of the dinner we sang our sorority son~s accompanied by Cathleen Clark at the piano, and Ernestine Thompson on the violin. The rest of the evening was spent playing Mah Jongg. As a result of rushing we pledged seven girls. Just before Christmas we had a very pretty service at the home of Mrs. Bradley, one of our patronesses. The only light in the room came from burning pine-cones in the fireplace. Mrs. Nattinger, our Faculty Adviser, read "The Other Wise Man." For refreshments our hostess served a delightful cherry pie. Then everyone told what she would be doing one week from that evening. Our chapter has been quite active in campus activities this term. We are the only sorority on the campus with one hundred per cent membership in Y. W. C. A. At the dedication of the new State capital in Missouri our sorority won new honors . C. M. S. T. C furnished a float containing seventeen girls, one to represent each department, and one the spirit of the school. The Student Council chose Edna Gehlkin to represent the "Spirit of the School." The girls representing the departments


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of Music, Home Economics, Biology, and Mathematics were all Alpha Sigs.

ETA ETA Rush week at K. S. T. C. began October twenty-second and lasted until Saturday, October twenty-fifth. Eta Eta's first event was a "Dream Garden" tea at the home of President and ::\1rs. 'vV. A. Brandenburg. The guests were met at the door by quaint ladies in dainty costumes suggestive of "ye olden times." The rooms were decorated with garden flowers. Gladys Parks, in colonial dress, served tea from a candle lighted table on which was a centerpiece of dahlias. Bessie Steele and Maxine Smalley presented a minuet. Mae Harpole sang "An Old Fashioned Garden." This was followed in the evening by a theatre party and a theatre luncheon afterwards. The Alpha Sig Carnival followed on Friday evening. It was held at the home of Mrs. C. F. Spencer, a patroness. The large, spacious attic with its cozy corners was just made for this party! The room was festooned with streamers of many colors, among which bobbed bright colored balloons. It is hard to imagine the gay carnival spirit which prevailed throughout the evening. Confetti flew all evening. Rushees contently munched pop com, and lingered at the ice cream stand. The Kitty-Cat stand proved popular also. The guests wore gay paper caps and used beans for money. The next event was a "Greenwich Village" party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. 'vVeede. As boys are ruled out of rushing parties the chapter girls donned masculine attire and escorted their guests to and from the party. The entertainment consisted of progressive table games, an "Eskimo" pantomime, after which the guests were asked to sculpture from paraffine an animal. A prize was given for the best effort. Favors were flasks of perfume. Tally cards were shaped like painter's pallettes and the place cards were in the form of easels. Our final event was a Chrysanthemum dinner given at the home of Martha Rogers. The decorations were in yellow and white, and the candle sticks, place cards and nut cups all resembled chrysanthemums. Throughout the evening the music of a two-piece orchestra was enjoyed. Dancing became the popular entertainment after the dinner.


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The following alumnae were present at our rushing events: Marjory McFarland, Mamie Hill, Katie Nevius, Esther Bucher, Opal Filkel, Vera King, Ruth Iserman, Helena and Betty Van Gastel, Maude and Lorene Laney, and Lorena Long. Eta Eta chapter announces the pledging of Margaret Flottman, Hazel Howell, Frances Bailey, Ollie Aspinall, Nellie Davis, Esther Wilson, Opal Taylor, Ruth Watson, Velma Hagood, Ruth Gray, Thelma Hall, Dorothy Lindsey, Faith Crandall. Miss Jane Carroll, one of our patronesses, held open house in honor of Founder's Day. Guests included patronesses, pledges, and active members. Miss Carroll was assisted by Misses Roseberry, Spencer, and Carney. Martha Rogers, Nettie Laughlin, and Mae Harpole recently were elected to membership in Xi Phi, and honorary leadership fraternity. November eleventh was a conspicuous date for K. S. T. C. of Pittsburg, for on that day over five thousand students and friends of the college gathered in the new stadium on Brandenburg Field for its dedication. The stadium is the first modern concrete structure to be built on any teacher's college athletic field in the United States. The seating capacity is five thousand.

THETA THETA Many interesting things have been happening at Boston University during these past few months. First our President, Dr. Lemuel H. Murlin has been granted release from his duties at the University and goes to Greencastle, Indiana, as president of De Pauw University. Bishop Anderson is acting President. Boston University has also acquired a Dean of Women. This is an entirely new office in the college, and the first to hold it is Mrs. Lucy ]. Franklin. Mrs. Franklin was inducted into office on December twelfth in the New Old South Church, Boston. Not only were we privileged to see Mrs. Franklin installed, but we saw Mrs. Coolidge receive her honorary degree of Doctor of Law. The leading lady of the land surely made a beautiful picture in her gown of purple and black, with the black cap and gold tassel against her black hair. In the School of Education many things have taken place. On the fourteenth of November our Dramatic Club gave a


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series of three one-act plays in Jacob Sleeper Hall. The plays consisted of "The Try sting Place," by Booth Tarkington; "Overtones," by Alice Gerstenberg, and "The Playgoers," by Pinero. Several Alpha Sigs took part, among them were, Elizabeth Saunders, Ruth Twiss, Marjorie Hebb, and Ruth Belknap. Ingeborg Norling coached the cast for "Overtones." Our initiation followed quite closely after pledging. After classes on November twenty-fifth we went to a darling little tea-room called "Peep Inn" and had dinner. We were all alone. and so you can imagine what a cozy and delightful time we had. Charlotte Adams attended the dinner. After the dinner we went to the home of Mrs. Martin for the initiation ceremony. Ruth Cameron and Edith Anderson joined us there. We initiated ten new members: Edith Carleton Marjorie Hebb Winona Libby Helen McWhinney Opal Marley Annabelle Moise Selina Osberne Margaret Roberts Virginia Scott Ruth M. Twiss

Lancaster, N. H. Bridgton, Me. Boston, Mass. Portland, Me. Patten, Me. Dorchester, Mass. North Sullivan, Me. East Boston, Mass. Westfield, Mass. Berlin, Mass.

In place of our second meeting in December we held our annual Christmas party at Mrs. Martin's home. The house was beautifully decorated with laurel, with a large Christmas tree around which centered the most inspirational part of our ceremony,-the singing of the Christmas carols, and the lighting of the candles for the council, alumnae and life members. The new girls put on the entertainment consisting of games, stories of our futures told through pictures, and a pantomime, "Nell, the Pet of the Plains." Of course Santa visited us, and the roguish little man left not only a pretty present for each of us, but a "knock" as well. Olive Place is living up to her usual reputation of serving refreshments. Her chief novelty for this party was the manner of serving the ice cream. She had lily cups covered with red crepe paper so that they looked like flower pots. These were filled with ice cream and a spray of Christmas tree stood in the center. Over the top of the cream chocolate noodles were sprinkled to give the effect of cones


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having dropped from the trees. Our guests for the evening were Ruth Cameron, and Mrs. Guy Wilson, our patroness. IOTA IOTA The great event during November was our Homecoming. The plans of the college were quite elaborate starting with a Student Circus in the Auditorium on the evening of November sixth. The following noon organization luncheons were held, and in the afternoon the Preacher-Law football game took place. In the evening came the Homecoming Banquet at the Grant Club. After the banquet came a "Pep" meeting in the Auditorium, followed by a bon fire on the west campus, and open house on the campus. Saturday every minute was planned for. At breakfast each organization could see alumnae, then came the judging of the best decorated house on the campus with the awarding of prize. At ten o'clock in the morning came the parade with the competing floats. At noon a barbecue was held, after which all went to the Kansas football game in the Stadium. In the evening the theatre party rounded out the program of events. Iota Iota planned a float with a huge drake sitting on a nest, and bearing the words "Quacking to Victory." Six girls rode in the car and were dres sed in blue skirts, white sweaters, and blue headbands and ties. Mrs. Barr, our faculty adviser for the past two years, has resigned, and in her place we have Miss Bonnie Andrews, who is with us again after a two year's leave of absence. We are sorry to lose Mrs. Barr, but she feels that her outside interests are so numerous that she cannot do justice to her post as adviser. We are surely very fortunate to have Miss Andrews, for she has served in this capacity before. On November first the actives entertained our new pledges at a Hallowe'en party-"A Trip Through Spooky Dale." It was at the lovely country home of Clare Lockhart. Plenty of lively entertainment was provided to keep everyone busy during the entire evening. Clare Lockhart was initiated into Kappa Delta Pi, our Honorary Educational sorority at the Hotel Fort Des Moines. We are very proud to have another of our members added to Kappa Delta Pi's list of members.


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KAPPA KAPPA During the months of October we had a delightful social meeting. Since the weather was so glorious we decided on a hike. About ten-thirty all our members clad in knickers, with ukes and song books ventured forth. We had not forgotten the lunch which was safely tucked under our arms. We were in a truly holiday mood, and never did we enjoy the outdoors more. We went out to what is known as the Wissahickon, following the narrow path along the water's edge until we came to an ideal spot for a camp. We set forth our lunch, built a camp :fire, tuned our ukes and sang our A. S. A. songs until the woods rang in echo. Then we had our program which consisted of a reading by Mildred Sherwood, "On the Good Ship A. S. A.," followed by another by Margaret Brenholtz, "The Modem Girl." Freida Bunting, our Vice-President then explained the third chapter in the Sorority Handbook. An "If" for girls was recited by Florence Rimlinger. Our President, Mary Wagner, spoke on Loyalty. After discussing our rushing plans we started for the dormitory again. It was a wonderful party, and we realized more than ever that, "No frat on earth do we love more sincerely, than Alpha Sigma Alpha, the frat where we belong." At a special meeting of Panhellenic on the following Monc day it was decided to postpone our rushing season until the second semester. The Panhellenic Tea, however, was held as usual in the Forum of the College Hall. At the tea Elizabeth Eby, who is now studying at the National School of Elocution, gave some readings. Betty Guemey gave some piano selections. On the same day Elizabeth Smith, one of the girls initiated last year, was married to John Hoffecker. Hermione Traub sang "Oh Promise Me" and "At Dawning." The bridal couple had to change trains at Philadelphia, and because of a telegram sent on before, there were several Alpha Sigs at the train to serenade the couple when they reached Philadelphia. On November fourteenth we celebrated Founder's Day at the home of Josephine Sullivan, one of our alumnae. Several of the other alumnae found out about the party and were on hand to surprise us. Among the number were Irene Benner, Helen Edwards, Edna Bowen, Mary Shallcross, and Ethel Williams. The


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program consisted of a poem "Fraternity" by Florence Rimlinger, the story of King ASA told by Leonie Lindsley, and impersonation of our sorority sisters was given by Margaret Brenholtz, and a musical singing game. We played our ukes and sang until our throats were dry, but this condition was soon remedied by a delightful collation prepared by our hostess. The table was decorated with red candles in silver holders. Delicious homemade cake, red and white ice cream, coffee, bon-bons, and nuts were served. We had such a delightful time that we could hardly break away in time to reach our dormitories. Last Monday, November twenty-fourth, we had a special meeting at which Miss Martha Randall, faculty adviser for Theta Sigma Upsilon, spoke to us on "What Alpha Sigma Alpha means to Theta Sigma Upsilon." It was an inspiring talk, Miss Randall spoke of her trip through the West during the past summer, and brought messages from Alpha Alpha, Epsilon Epsilon, Zeta Zeta, and Alpha Beta chapters. We have further been in touch with Theta Theta through the visit of Julia Lancaster. Betty Guerney met her and the two discussed Boston and Temple. Truly it seems like a small world after all. The dates for our rushing ' season have finally been settled. It begins the first Saturday of February, and each sorority has two dates, a week-end, and one during the week. Our dates are "Friday the thirteenth" and Wednesday, the twenty-fourth. Since Valentine's Day follows our first date we are planning to give a formal dance, leaving the later date for our informal party. On Saturday, December sixth, the Women's Club of Temple held a Doll Sale, resembling a miniature League of Nations. One doll fitted out by the Home Economics Department was auctioned off. We made about thirty pounds of candy in the dormitory kitchen. Each sorority gave ten dollars, and this money, together with the proceeds from the sale, are to be used in furnishing a Students' Room at our Samaritan Hospital. Panhellenic has decided to give a scholarship to a girl who has been a student here but, because of financial conditions, cannot continue her studies. Each sorority is asked to contribute twenty dollars to the fund. We are planning to raise our quota


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by a series of card parties, the first one taking place on January twenty-third. On December thirteenth we held our annual Christmas party. vVe pledged Ann Slifer, a sophomore, and were again touched by the sacredness and loveliness of it all. Helen Reese and Margaret Brenholtz sang "Pledging Day." Louise Bare told the story of the "Other Wise !J:an." Then we played games artd sang songs. Refreshments when they came were certainly welcome. Miss Beach, Miss Peabody, Mrs. Doyle, and Miss Belden were present. LAMBDA LAMBDA On October thirtieth Lambda Lambda initiated five pledges: Lucile Walter, Mabel Shilling, Mae Rollins, Leota Wheeler, and Bernice Lincicome. The ceremony took place at six o'clock, and immediately following a dinner was served. Our rush season began early in November. On Sunday afternoon we erved a tea at the chapter house. Tuesday we gave an informal party at the house, and on Thursday we entertained with a banquet at the Maramor. Sunday morning we had breakfast at the Bronze Lantern Tea Room, a lovely little place near the University. Our last party was a bridge on Tuesday, November eleventh at the house. \li,Te were limited to one hundred dollars for expenses, for the rushing season. On Saturday, November fifteenth, just a few hours before the Ohio State-Michigan football game we pledged seven girls. Our pledges are: Josephine Britton Dorothy Smith Evelyn Wetzel Henrietta Haas Katherine Moorehead Lucile Webster Thelma Hutchfield

Wilmington , Ohio Lancaster, Ohio Columbus, Ohio Columbus, Ohio Columbus, Ohio Columbus, Ohio Columbus, Ohio

An informal dance in honor of our pledges was held on vVednesday, November twenty-sixth, at the Virginia Hotel. Ruth Blenkner and Charlotte Knauss are members of Pi Lambda Theta, honorary educational sorority. MU MU

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January and we are eagerly looking forward to this important event. We expect to initiate our new Faculty Adviser, Miss Jeannette Garrett, at this time. Miss Jennie Darling; who served as our adviser last year, is working for her Master's degree at the University of Michigan besides teaching in the Normal High School, so she was unable to shoulder any outside responsibility. We wish her success in her University work and hope that she will be able to be with us quite often. Miss Garrett is a graduate of Oberlin College and Columbia University, and is teaching in the Home Economics Department of our College. We feel wonderfully fortunate in having Miss Garrett for an adviser because she is so splendid. Our new sisters to be are : Lorena Jane Murray Vila Jones Gladys Zuck Aileen Fisher Dorothy Zimmer Helen Maniex Mary Heiler Esther Kitti Ruth Raff

Ash Grove, Missouri Reed City, Mich. Goshen, Indiana Waterloo, Indiana Bay City, Mich. Bay City, Mich . Jackson, Mich. Calumet, Mich. New Lisbon, Indiana.

Our last two rushing parties were really very delightful. On October thirty-first we had a very spooky Hallowe'en party at the sorority house, which was decorated with cornstalks, pumpkins, witches and black cats. Even though the house resounded quite often with terrified shrieks every one seemed to have a very good time. The following afternoon a formal luncheon was given at the Hotel Huron. Besides our patronesses and rushees we had as our guests, Miss Lydia Jones, Dean of Women; Mabel Payne, Iota Iota; Sophia Johnson, Beta Beta; and the following alumnae members: Frieda Smith, Ann Arbor; Winifred Welch, Rochester; Mildred Gray, Monroe; Doris Betzner, Caledonia; Martha Wichstrom, Detroit; and Viola and Violet Rau, Monroe. Our Program meetings have meant a great deal to us this year. Miss Blanche Emery, our patroness, spoke at our December meeting on "Spirituality in Every Day Life." Our pledges attend our Program meetings and they are becoming acquainted with the high aims and ideals of A. S. A. The first part of these meetings is given over to the singing of A. S. A. songs.


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We would like to tell you about some of the honors that have come to our chapter. Our vice-president, Ruth Bayler, has been elected president of the Women's League and is also president of the Laonian Dramatic Society and Faculty Editor of the A~trora . Our president, Carlotta Corpron, is the Senior representative on the Student Council. Our Secretary, Janet Randolph is president of the Normal Art Club and has the highest scholarship average in College. Lois Schilds is the editor of Kappa Delta Pi and Senior editor of the Aurora. Mary Humphrey and Gladys Zuck (pledge) are members of the Stoics (Sophomore Honorary Society), and Janet Randolph, Ruth Bayler and F lorence Gee have recently been elected to membership in this society. Carlotta Corpron, Lois Schilds and Mary Humphrey are members of Kappa Delta Pi and Gladys Zuck has been elected to membership. KANSAS ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION The Kansas City Alumnae Association gave their December party at the home of Mrs. F. F. Stivers, 4535 Gillham Road. Twenty-one girls were present. The evening was spent in playing bridge. The first prize, candle sticks and holders, was won by Mrs. H . S. Anderson of Sunset Lodge. Refreshments of creamed chicken in patties, cheese balls, cranberry frappe, and coffee were served. The rooms were beautifully decorated in lovely Christmas candles, wreaths, and poinsettas. Mrs. F . F. Stivers, Catherine Collins, Margery Byram, Lida Hale and Ethel Phillips acted as hostesses . The January party as held on the twenty-fourth at the home of Mrs. Roy Hutchinson (Jean McKinley) , 4113 Walnut Street. The afternoon was spent in playing bridge. R~freshments of salad, olives, hot rolls, and coffee were served. Twenty-seven girls were present. The girls who acted as hostesses with Mrs. Hutchison were Wilma Wilson, Lucille Christopher, Letha Berry, and Mary Grubb.

Asa phoenix vol 10 no 2 jan 1925  
Asa phoenix vol 10 no 2 jan 1925  
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