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THE PHOENIX of ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA ----.....J VoLUME

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MARCH, 1927

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Published in November, January, March, May and July 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 conespondence 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 St::!ction 1103, Act of October 3, 1917, authorized September 4, 1923. Subscription price one dollar per year.


NATIONAL COUNCIL President-Mrs. Wm. Holmes Martin, A and AA, 5 Cobden St., Boston, 19, Mass. Vice - President-Minni~ M. Shockley, rr, 704 Church St., Alva, Oklahoma. Secretary-Adda Anderson, EE, 509 Laramie St., Atchison, Kans. Treasurer-Grace G. Fultz, ~~. 253 Superior St., Rossford, Ohio. Chaplain- Mary A. Wagner, KK, Box 151, Mt. Union, Pa. Registrar-Mrs. Fred M. Sharp, ZZ, 1405 Hardy St., Independence, Mo. Alumme Officer-Katherine B. Nevius, HH, 420 North 8th St., Neodesha, Kansas. Editor-Gertrude D. Halbritter, ®®, 1 Lindsey St., Dorchester, Mass. BOARD OF ADVISERS Alpha Alpha-Mrs. R. A. Healy, 218 North Campus Ave., Oxford, Ohio. Alpha Beta-Miss Ethel Hook, 815 So. Franklin St., Kirksville, Mo. Beta Beta-Mrs. Lester Opp, 717 17th St., Greeley, Colo. Gamma Gamma-Mrs. Ollie Shattuck, 1043 8th St., Alva, Okla. Delta Delta-Miss Elizabeth Garber, Box 215, Athens, Ohio. Epsilon Epsilon-Miss Catharine E. Strouse, 1304 Chestnut St .• Emporia, Kansas. Zeta Zeta-Mrs. Orlo R . Nattinger, 108 South St., Warrensburg, Mo.


Eta Eta-Miss Eulalia E. Roseberry, 1610 So. Olive St., Pittsburg, Kans. Theta Theta-Miss Christina S. Little, 154 Circuit Rd., Winthrop, Mass. Iota Iota-Mrs. W. F. Barr, 2842 Rutland Ave., Des Moines, Iowa. Kappa Kappa-Mrs. Sherman H. Doyle, 1815 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. Lambda Lambda-Miss Dorothy F. Porter, 35 West 9th Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Mu Mu-Miss Joy Mahachek, 611 Emmet St., Ypsilanti, Mich. Nu Nu-Miss Frances E. Macintyre, Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. Xi XiOmicron Omicron-Miss Ada Hyatt, 325 E. Main St., Kent, Ohio. Pi Pi-Miss Elizabeth B. Small, 807 Auburn Ave., Buffalo, N.Y.

ROLL OF COLLEGE CHAPTERS

Alpha Alpha-Miami University, Oxford Ohio. Alpha Beta-State Teachers College, Kirksville, Mo. Beta Beta-State Teachers College, Greeley, Colo. Gamma Gamma-State Teachers College, Alva, Okla. Delta Delta-Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Epsilon Epsilon-State Teachers College, Emporia, Kansas. Zeta Zeta-State Teachers College, Warrensburg, Mo. Eta Eta-State Teachers College, Pittsburg, Kansas. Theta Theta-Boston University, Boston, Mass. Iota Iota-Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. Kappa Kappa-Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. Lambda Lambda-Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Mu Mu-State Normal College, Ypsilanti, Mich. N u N u-Drexel Institute, P_hiladelphia, Pa. Xi Xi-University of California, Los Angeles, Calif. Omicron Omicron-Kent State Teachers College, Kent, Ohio. Pi Pi-State Normal College, Buffalo, N. Y.


BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Tabernacle-Mi s Carlotta M. Corpron, \i oman's College, Montgomery, la. Standards-Miss Leona Wilcox, 1916 44th St., Des Moine , Iowa. rchives-Mi s Violet C. Randolph, 509 Laramie t., tchi on, Kans . Finance-Miss Ethel M. Straw, Ohio City, Ohio. Service-Miss Beulah B. Johnston, McConnellsburg, Pa. Membership-Miss Ethel I. Phillips, Alcazar Hotel, Kansas City, Kans. Program-Miss Alice E. Montgomery, 1022 Fifth Ave., Osawatomie, Kans. Activities-lVIiss Sue Edwards, Box 354, Alva, Okla.

CHAPTER HOUSES Beta Beta-1732 11th Ave., Greeley, Colo. Delta Delta-6 N . High St., Athens, Ohio. Epsilon Epsilon-924 Market St., Emporia, Kans. Theta Theta-280 ewbury St., Boston, Mass. Iota Iota-2901 Rutland Ave., Des Moines, Iowa. Lambda Lambda-52 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Mu Mu-209 Normal St., Ypsilanti, Mich.

COLLEGE CHAPTER SECRETARIES Alpha Alpha-Elizabeth M. Wykoff, 34 Hepburn Hall, Oxford, Ohio. Alpha Beta-Sarah M . Grim, 1205 S. Franklin St., Kirk ville. Mo. Beta Beta-Esther E. i cConnell, 1732 11th ve., Greeley, Colo. Gamma Gamma-Ruth Hall, 1001 ormal St., Alva, Okla . Delta Delta-Margaret Cruikshank, Lindley Hall, Athens, Ohio. Epsilon Epsilon-Nell incehel er, 924 Market t., Emporia, Kansas. Zeta Zeta-Josephine Chatham, 106 S. Maguire St., Warrensburg, Mo. Eta Eta-Laura Belle Ile , 1106 S. College, Pittsburg, Kan as . Theta Theta-Edith H. Howlett, 40 ewtonville ve., ewton. Mas".


Iota Iota-Lillian Buckles, 817 Cleveland St., Des Moines, Iowa. Kappa Kappa-Regina Nichols, 578 Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, Pa. Lambda Lambda-Henrietta Haas, 2566 N. Fourth St., Coltlmbus, Ohio. '' Mu Mu-Doris Billman, 209 Normal St., Ypsilanti, Mich. Nu Nu-Ruth Rife, 3311 Powellton Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. Xi Xi-Miriam Brinson, 513Yz N. New Hampshire St., Los Angeles, Calif . Omicron Omicron-Hilda F. Bachman, 409 E . Main St., Kent, Ohio. Pi Pi-Florence M. Nevins, 19 Oakhurst Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. EX-COLLEGIO SECRETARIES Alpha Alpha-Mrs. R. A . Healy, 218 N. Campus Ave., Oxford, Ohio. Alpha Beta-Miss E1izabeth Romans, 501 N . Elson St., Kirksville, Mo. Alpha Gamma-Mrs. Glenn H. Ferguson, 7511 Hutchinson Ave., Swissvale, Pa. Beta Beta-Mildred E. Schcefer, 2006 7th Ave., Greeley, Colo. Gamma Gamma-Louella Harzman, 917 Flynn Ave., Alva, Okla. Delta Delta-Mrs. Glenn S. Jones, Athalia, Ohio. Epsilon Epsilon-Mrs. Everett R. Barr, 818 Market St., Emporia, Kans. Zeta Zeta-Mrs. Edgar A. Kibbe, California, Mo. Eta Eta-Marjorie H. McFarland, 420 North 8th St., Neodesha, Kans. Theta Theta-Hazel L. Hunt, 130 Washington St., Mt. Vernon, N.Y. Iota Iota-Edith T. Burr, 1014 26th St., Des Moines, Iowa. Kappa Kappa-Irene Parker, 112 William St., Salisbury, Mel. Lambda Lambda-Doris E. Kiner, 2403 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Mu lVIu-Ruth E. Bayler, 706 Emmet St., Ypsilanti, Mich. Nu Nu-Hazel Thompson, Gallaudet College, Washington, D. C. Xi XiOmicron Omicron-~thel L. McMaster, 435 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown, Ohio. Pi Pi-Helen Weis, 543 Riley St., Buffalo, . Y.


CITY ASSOCIATION SECRETARIES Alva, Oklahoma-Lucille :Moore, 410 Center St., Alva. Boston, Mass.-Edith E. Anderson, 103 Lonsdale Street, Boston. Cherokee, Okla.-Ione Clark, Cherokee. Chicago, Ill.-Ann Brewington, 5701 Kenwood Ave., Chicago. Cleveland, OhioColumbus, Ohio-Ruth Blenkner, 170 Olentfl.ngy St., Columbus. Denver, Colo.-Ollie Smelzer, 1537 Williams St., Denver. Des Moines, Iowa-Mrs. George L. I issly, 1078 24th St., Des Moines. Emporia, Kans.-Mrs. Harry Hill, 829 Market St., Emporia. Greeley, Colo.-Ethelyne Rhiner, 1018 14th St., Greeley. Kansas City, Mo .-Mrs. C. A. Epperson, 221 E. 46th St., Kansas City. Los Angeles, Calif.- Mabel E. Anderson, 684 S. New Hampshire Ave., Los Angeles. Ieodesha, Kans.-Lucy Clinkenbeard, N. 8th St., eodesha. New York, . Y.-Rosamond Root, 520 W. 122nd St., ew York City. Philadelphia, Pa.- Helen G. Lindenmuth, Ringtown, Pa. Pittsburg, Kans.-Jessie Hisle, 1302 S . Broadway, Pittsburg. Pittsburgh, Pa.-Mrs. Howard A. Power, 6533 Northumberland St., E . E., Pittsburgh. Toledo, Ohio-Helen Robinson , 1005 Shadow Lawn, Toledo. Warrensburg, Mo .-Mabel H. Lobban, 104 West Pine St., Warrensburg. ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL SORORITIES Chairman-Miss Mabel Walton, ~~l., Woodstock, Va. Secretary-Miss Minnie M. Shockley, A~A, 704 Church St., Alva, Okla. Treasurer-Mrs. James C. :M cFarland, IlK~, 1238 1 orth Ft. Thomas Ave., Ft. Thomas, Ky. Director of Local Panhellenics-Mrs. Orley See, ~~E , 448 Wildwood Ave., Piedmond, Calif. Director of City Panhellenics-Miss Florence Eckert, 速~Y, 1001 Pearl St., Ypsilanti, Mich. Representative for A~T,-Mr . H. G. Ritchie, 1206 Lake Driv , Grand Rapid , Mich .


EDITORIAL STAFF

Editor-in-Chief Gertrude D. Halbritter, 1 Lindsey St., Dorchester, Mass.

Chapter Editors Alpha Alpha-Virginia Stewart, 21 Hepburn Hall, Oxford, Ohio. Alpha Beta-Dorothy Loehr, Karlton Apts ., Kirksville, Mo. Beta Beta-Kathryn, Stewart, Bungalow Apts., Greeley, Colo. Gamma Gamma-Anna Cleveland, 917 Seventh St., Alva, Okla. Delta Delta-Margaret Cordwin, 6 N. High St., Athens, Ohio. Epsilon Epsilon-Catherine Brower, 924 Market St., Emporia, Kans. Zeta Zeta-Ann Draper, 206 W. Gay St., 路warr~nsburg, Mo. Eta Eta- Helen Brandenburg, 1801 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, Kans. Theta Theta-Elizabeth Curtis, 280 Newbury St., Boston, Mass. Iota Iota- Susan Hart, 2340 East Ninth St., Des Moines, Iowa. Kappa Kappa-Frances Shirley, 1813 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. Lambda Lambda-Gladys Glenn, 937 Ieil Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Mu Mu-Garcian Carpenter, 306 Normal, Ypsilanti, Mich. Nu Nu-Edith Rood, 216 N. 34th St., Philadelphia, Pa. Omicron Omicron-Alice M. Young, 246 Cedar Ave., Ravenna, Ohio. Xi Xi-Sarah J. Howard, 601 .N. Berendo St., Los Angeles, Calif. Pi Pi-Ella M. Coleman, 24 Tennyson Ave., Buffalo, N. Y.


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路 KINDNESS Lee Shippey, in Kansas City Star

If only all of us were kind In thought and action, we should find This world would more of joy suffice Than any dreamed-of paradise. No traveler would find his way A weary way ; no toiler's day Would end in bitterness or pain From feeling that it was in vain. No grief could come but it would bring True sympathy to heal the sting, And every sorrow would be shrined In sweetest thoughts, if all were kind. If only you alone were kind In thought and action, you would find Full half the grievances you feel Are all unfounded and unreal. For things most beautiful and good, By unkind eyes misunderstood, Appear so full of base alloy The gazer misses half their joy. Full half the happiness you know From your own heart n1ust overflow And fill with sweet your life and mind, Or else your world will seem unkind.

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THE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC The Conservatory of Music of Colorado Teachers' College, Greele.y, Colorado, was formerly the President's House. The large, attractive, and home-like property, formerly ,the center of much social life on the campus, became the home of the Conservatory of Music with the opening of the summer quarter in 1924. It is especially, well suited for the new purposes to which it has been put. It is well arranged for studio work, private, and class lessons, with opportunity for the segregation of the different music departments. A large recital room is located on the top floor. The Department of Music is maintained primarily in order that teachers may be thoroughly trained to teach music in the public schools. The student life of the college is influenced directly by the large part music plays in all the student activities. It is necessary to maintain a large and highly trained music faculty in order properly to educate the public school music supervisor. Thus, it becomes possible to offer high-class instruction to those who are interested with study of vocal and instrumental music. Student recitals are given which provide the students an opportunity to appear in public recitals. During the year an oratorio is given by the College Chorus, and the Glee Clubs of the institution give an opera each spring. The Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra is a symphony orchestra of fifty members, comprised of talent of the school and city, which gives monthly concerts. The standard of symphonic compositions are studied and played. Advanced students capable of playing the music used by the organization are eligible to join upon invitation of the director. The college orchestra ana band


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offer excellent training for those interested. The orche tra broadcasted over KO , Denver this winter. The course of study is planned on a four-year ba i , although a two-year course may be taken. On the lower floor of the Conservatory is a broadcasting station, KFKA, over which programs are given almost every night from eight to nine. Different groups of students broadcast during the week. The "Professors'," a popular dance orchestra, composed of students, broadcasts an excellent program of popular music every Thursday evening. The Conservatory Trio, members of the faculty, playing piano, violin and 'cello are heard frequently. The violin quartet, all women students, the girls' octette, the college orchestra, and the college band are other groups whose programs may be heard from this station. Saxophone, oboe, piano, vocal, violin, 'cello and cornet solos are also given . Tune in on KFKA some evening, and you will feel that your time has been spent in a worthwhile way. Beta Beta.

A PLEDGE Here's to the good old Alpha Sig, May she always be the same, May friendship, love and happiness, Be e'er linked with her name. Here's to the good old Alpha 路sig, May joy be hers alway, May the gifts she brings to those she meets Mark her gentle way. Here's to the good old Alpha Sig, I'm proud of my sister dear. May she gain for herself the grateful love Of all whom she comes near.

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WHAT CONSTITUTES AN IDEAL SORORITY? Sorority Sisterhood! What a wealth of meaning are in those two words . Just how much our hearts and lives respond to the ideals in keeping,-this constitutes the real value of any sorority. To be an ideal sorority we must first be under the guidance of the Star of Love. It must shine and reflect in all that we seek, in all that we do and say. Then, surely from the five points of that Star we find the rays of love, purity, justice, honor, and truth shining down upon our organization of true sister::;. A Christian spirit abiding in hope and faith lies in the innermost sanctuary of every sorority. The shining ideals of sorority life clothed in mystic symbolism are not enough-they must be beautifully embodied in each individual. We may, then develop a group of women who are able to sympathize, understand, and make sacrifices when necessary for those whom they call sisters. O ut of idealism comes truth and beauty, purity of motives, strength of purpose and character. We are given the opportunities for growth through the experiences and associations with those who make the highest ideals their goal for a perfect li fe. Peace and harmony must enter into the realm of ideals set up for our happiness . It is then that we are crowned with the lustrous and shining diadem of our sorority life made perfect through the ideals of Alpha Sigma Alpha. FLEETA R. T AYLOR, AB.

THE TABERNACLE We should think of our sorority as a huge tabernacle built of the very highest of ideals. Every member has either helped to strengthen thi s tabernacle, or she has torn down a certain portion of it. God has created all of us equal. Therefore each and every one of us is of value to the sorority. Each one of us is an individual possessing certain talents. Each individual anq each talent is most necessary in the up-building of our tabernacle. The girl who has not used these talents to her fullest, who has not sacrificed and given of herself, has not put her best into her sorority, the one whose ideals she pledged herself to uphold. The sorority has a right to expect every member to be alive, to be up and doing, to be working faithfully on the construction


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of this wonderful tabernacle which embodies the very ideals of American womanhood. M RG RET ]oH o , AB.

WHAT DETERMINES SUCCESS IN COLLEGE? Character and moral purpose determine success in college life more than high intelligence quotients. One hears much about entrance examinations and grades, but little about a student's moral preparation for college. However, scholarship must not be underrated, for it is a necessary adjunct of character and the two together form the most desirable combination. I ext to the influence of a good home, college is the greatest privilege of a life time; used well, it makes you, used ill, it unmakes you; and does a thorough job of it. Four years of intimate association in the freedom of the campus helps students to understand one another, to manifest their individual strength and weakness and to disclose their varying sentiments of honor. Thus college is a ledger of assets and liabilities. It is character rather than abundant gray matter that wins most from college. Dean Wells of the University of Indiana asserts that, "the average ideals on college campuses are higher than in most American cities. A college campus finds higher ideals among 90 % of the women and 7 5% of the men than will be found in any other grouping of society where men and women are thrown together. And again from Ernest Hopkins, president of Dartmouth college. "In search for better ways our college students commit new follies. They deny conventions; they shock sensibilities, and too often and most serious, they inflict cruel hurts upon themselves. But in the main this generation is an indomitable one. In straight forwardness, in unhypocritical honesty, in cleaness of thought and integrity of action, in inspiration and idealism their like has never been seen before. The business of the college is to develop personalities, personalities that are capable of large participation in life. and of large contributions to life. Idealism recognizes personality a the supreme value. It never lets us forget that neither pleasure nor satisfaction nor even life itself is worth while if it stunts ourselves or others piritually.


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Furthermore, the all-seeing eye of the public is constantly upon us. Many will know you from appearances only, where one will know you personally. Consequently, personal appearance and first impressions are to be considered by every Alpha Sigma Alpha girl who wishes to be a credit to her sorority. There is no question but that our young men and women are facing ethical and intellectual problems in forms urgent and acute which earlier generations did not know. However, they face them unafraid. ANTOINETTE Lr JK, 00.

SORORITY VERSUS SCHOLARSHIP Modern educators say that school is not only a preparation for life, but should be living itself. Sororities make 路 this especially true of college life, for they furnish social activities for the members and bring about social contacts that would not be otherwise possible, and by giving prestige to the one who is successful in extra-curricular activities, they help the student really to live life itself. But, because they do emphasize these phases many objectors to the sorority idea say that so much of the students time is thus taken up that the primary aim of college-scholarship-is entirely forgotten. This conception is unfair, for one of the foremost standards of a sorority is scholarship. In almost all colleges Panhelleriic Association stipulates a certain average must be attained befoFe any student may join a sorority. Sometimes there is a scholarship cup given to that sorority on the campus attaining the highest average, and this arouses a competition that is highly beneficial, for each individual member of a sorority comes to realize that her poor average may be the cause of her sorority losing the cup, for often the winning sorority has an average that is only a few hundredths of a degree higher than the second highest sorority. Individual endeavor is the determining factor in a competition of this kind. As in the case of Alpha Sigma Alpha the National Council often makes rules and regulations regarding scholarship and offers prizes for high attainment. All these things make the student realize the value of scholarship. The standards set are not artificial ones that can be passed over lightly but they are determining forces in the lives of the students. '

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A STUNT It i the custom of Kappa Kappa to have the new initiates take charge of a program meeting soon after they come in. These new girls are to provide a short p rogram of some sort, and they must do it entirely by themselves. Last year the initiates had their program in the form of tableaux representing well -known pictures such as "The ngelus," "Song of the Lark," "Portrait of a Gentleman," "Potato Pickers," "The First Communion," "A Little Mother," and "The Age of Innocence." The girls posed as best they could to imitate the figures in the pictures . Of course, the scenery could not be elaborate, and the costumes were made up of things likely to be found in any college girl's room. vVe used several study lamps for spotlights, and a screen formed the background of the picture.. Before the curtain, which was a sliding door, was drawn on the路 picture, the name of the picture, the painter, and something about the painter, or an incident concerning his painting that particular picture was read. It required several evenings of searching in the library for material, and quite a little conjuring to form the costumes from the articles on hand. But it was an interesting thing to prepare, and the audience seemed to enjoy it. CHRISTI E Ku E, KK.

AFTER COLLEGE-WHAT? Many many thoughts come to our minds when this phrase IS placed before our eyes . This topic is not one to be passed by in a trivial manner but rather with an attitude of a true Alpha Sig, for we are part of the motley crew that upon graduating from college, sail forth in a ship, upon a cruise of life in unknown waters. Winds may blow-storms may come, and some wintry gale may blow us to a part where we least expected to set foot upon leaving that institution which we call our Alma Mater. Dame fortune smiles upon each and every one of us, not always in the manner we wish, but surely for the best at the time being. As a graduate of a Teachers College, her first duty is to in till in us the great thoughts we hope to convey to tho e


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whom we endeavor to teach-for it seems to me that teaching is a partial answer to this great question. Many complexities will arise however, and we must bear them in a manner characteristic of an Alpha Sig in the guise of a teacher. Do we not expect to be professional women of the greatest use and importance in our field of endeavor? Are we not all striving to aspire to the highest regard in our little world? We shall seek those ideals, those principles which will help us to attain the highly desirable goal after our graduation from college, when the doors of that great institution, which we called our home for four years, close and put us before the world in the light of the greatest thing in the existence of man to-dayeducation . If we are to be educators teaching the highest and best in life to those who will continue our work later in life, then we must not forget that, "It is the hea~t and not the brain That to the highest doth attain. And he who followeth loves behest, Far exceedeth all the rest!" Can we not then cherish, love and honor all the ideals of A. S. A. through the aims we try to carry out in our life after college? MARGARET BRE

HOLTZ, KK.

THE VALUE OF A DEGREE Fifty years ago a degree was received only by a very small percentage of the educated people. It was far beyond the reach of a man of ordinary means; so far in fact that he did not set it for a goal. At that time a degree was not necessary to meet the requirements of life. A man with little or no education could receive and hold a position on an equal basis with the person having a degree. To-clay, however, conditions differ widely from those of yesterday. It is the man who has the highest degree that has the greatest opportunity to reach the top of the ladder. The value of a degree lies in the fact that it guarantees a certain amount of training. Not necessarily in one field, but in many. In the medical profession, one is not educated merely in


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that particular pha e, but is able to adjust himself to hi social environment. The degree man has broad views, cultivated by training which is of great value to better the world socially, mentally, and morally. Moreover, it is only the person who has a degree who is able to view world problems in a broad way. With each year man realizes more and more the value of the degree and strives earnestly for its attainment. Considering a degree in all its aspects the following by John Dryden is a valuable interpretation : "Studious for honey, each in his degree, The youthful swain, the grave experienced bee." ELIZABETH WILSON, KK.

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY Forty-three years ago a young printer approached his minister seeking instruction. The minister offered to teach him one hour each night, three nights a week, and when six other students accompanied the young printer to the first meeting, Temple University began, with Dr. Russel H. Conwell as the minister and teacher. At the end of the first year there were 250 members, and regular courses were established. Classes first were held in the basement of the church and overflowed into an adjoining house. In 1888 the institution was chartered with 590 students. It quickly became apparent to the great leader that a large college building was imperative. He stated his case to his people a only Dr. Conwell could. It is doubtful if any educational institution in the country has been founded on such genuine selfdenial-children brought pennies, nickles and dimes, their first earnings . Few large gifts were received. It is a university for the people and has been built by the people. At first classes were entirely free, but as attendance increased, it was found necessary to charge a nominal fee. 路 Each year ee some increase in Temple Univer ity's outreach of accommodations in various parts of the city. It grows a needs present themselves . In forty-three years Temple has grown from even hundred students to about 11,000-more than 100,000 have graduated. It has eleven distinct department . The faculty numbers 475.


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Temple's progress has been outstanding as its sweep. No other university has grown to such tremendous proportions in the life of its founder. The cause of such unprecedented growth has not been far to seek. He taught young men and women how to live, to realize the imperial theme; for, as Emerson said, "Life, ever more life is imperial theme for those who live." Numbers meant little to Dr. Conwell. He was concerned with qualities of leadership. Temple's standards challenged belief. Through its combination of a university with the highest standard adapted to their pecuniary ability, all young men and women should have faithful, serviceable careers. Out of the Temple of the future a large number of our leaders will come. DoROTHEA BISHOP, KK.

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Emerson says-"Some institutions are the shadows of great men." No one can question that Temple University is the shadow of that noted Philadelphia clergyman, educator, lecturer and philanthropist-Dr. Russel H. Conwell, in whose memory we are all now engaged in the nation-wide campaign for a Greater, Bigger, and Better Temple. 路 The proposed plan for the new building group is twentythree stories high, towering 350 feet above the street level, to be erected on the site of the present University units on North Broad Street. The new group will cost approximately $5,000,000 and in its majestic proportions will be the greatest institution of its type in the country. Decision to expand skyward was necessitated by soaring land-values and the need for concentration of scattered collegiate units. According to this plan, assembled about the great Temple of Learning will be five smaller buildings, ranging in height from four to nine stories. A "set-back" on either side of the Administration building or main entrance will provide ample campus space. The Conwell tower itself will taper gracefully into a pyramidal dome, to be topped by a "beacon-light to knowledge." The new structures will house chiefly the College of Liberal A rts and Sciences, Teachers College, School of Commerce, Divin-


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ity School, and other Departments. The School of Medicine and other profes ional schools will be housed separately. Stone, brick and terre-cotta will be the predominating materials in the construction work. The interior of the building will be laid out in accordance with the most approved method of efficiency, and every conceivable modern facility for imparting advanced learning. Allowance will be made for the future expansion both of student body and the variety of course offered. ''The lofty heights to which 'The Temple of Learning' aspires will symbolize the educational ideals Temple seeks to attain in striving for the goal set by its distinguished founder, Russell H. Conwell," said Dr. Beury, President of Temple University. JuNE SMITH, KK.

DREAMS OF YOU Tune: "Memories"

Round me at twilight comes stealing Thoughts of my sorority, Dreams tinged with tenderest feeling, Visions of what she will be. CHORUS

Alpha Sig, Alpha Sig, Dear sorority, Though the years bring JOY or tears, I wish the best for thee, Alpha Sig, Alpha Sig, Of all the frats the best, You're dearer to me than all else could bc1\1 y own beloved Alpha Sig. Sunlight will show me your splendor, oontime give tasks that are new ; Twilight brings memories tender, Moonlight mean weet dreams of you. B eta Beta.


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MEMORIES Music: "Pretending"

Dear Alpha Sigs, I love you. Nothing can ever take your place, For best, truest, and sweetest friends I'll always find, Are Alpha Sigs, and that is why I'll always think of you. CHORUS

Dear Alpha Sigs, you're my ideal; To you I'll ever be true. No matter where our lives lead us Those friends I will always hold dear. Troubles may come and go, But I have my memories of you Memories p f pledging, memories of acting. Memories of those dear old days with you. REB A SH A FER,

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DRAKE'S NEW FIELD HOUSE AND STADIUM Drake U niversity, Des Moines, Iowa, had long been in need of a suitable building for athletics . Jot so long ago this new building was finished. It consists of a field house and a large stadium which was finished shortly before the field house. These buildings are among the nicest of their kind in this part of the country and were built at great expense. The field house is a small stadium within itself. There are seats on both sides and at each end there is a gallery. The dressing rooms are on one end of the building and are well furnished fo r the boys. The " D" Club boys have installed a radiola which they enjoy immensely. The floor of the field house is quite large and the building may be used for school parties and dances as well as for sports. Around the floor and in front of the seats is a race track. The finishing of the field house made things more convenient for the girls of the University as well as they boys, because they now have the old gymnasiu m which was remodeled entirely to themselves. Iota Iota .


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SORORITY FRIENDSHIPS When I think of sorority friendship, I always think of ideal friendship, for I am sure that they should go hand in hand. True, ideal friendship is too strong to be called friend hip, it is love ; the kind that you have for your own sister. It is the kind that gives sympathy and help when one is in trouble or shares in the happiness of the other's reward without jealousy; the kind that you can depend upon all through life. Did you ever hear gossip about your best friend? Of cour e almost everyone has. What does a real friend do in those circumstances? It depends upon the character of the listener. If she has learned the value of true friendship, she will demand proof or ask her friends explanation before she judges. That is the test of real friendship, and the kind every sorority girl should give, not only to her own sorority sisters, but to those friends she has outside the sorority. That is the kind of friendship that our sorority strives to develop. Be true to your friends , stand up for them and be a pal. Iota Iota.

THE "PEPS" Readers of the PHOENIX may decide for themselves whether this is a society unique to Drake University or just a wild cat. It is called the "Peps." Early in the football season it was felt on the campus that more pep was needed among the Drake girls. The Woman's Athletic Association supplied to some extent this need. The athletic board elected eighty girls, they considered to be representative university girls 路with plenty of Drake spirit, out of the upper classes. These girls wore an outfit of the Drake colors, blue and white, white athletic stockings, blue flannel kick plait skirts, white mackinaw jackets with blue ties, white stockings caps with blue tassels, and blue and white gloves. It was a beautiful sight to see these girls marching behind the Band clapping, singing, or snake dancing. They added much to the spirit at the football games. Another duty the "Peps" performed was to pas pans through the crowd collecting money to help buy the band boys handsome


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new uniforms. They also sold tags to send the band with the team and sold tickets for the " D" Club dances. These are a few of the things in which the " Peps" are called to help . Whether the "Peps" will become a permanent organization on the campus is not decided but it has helped in promoting the spirit of friendship and pep especially among the girls. The Iota Iota Chapter had three girls in the "Peps" this fall. They were our much loved president, Dorothy Haley, Ottr vice president, Rita Walters, and the president of the pledge chapter, Lois Sara Nickle. Iota Iota.

SORORITY VERSUS SCHOLARSHIP In thi s paper I mean to interpret scholarship in its broadest sense, i. e., including the three-fold aims of education, which consist of civic, economic, and cultural advancement. Sorority ideals sh'ould be in line with college ideals. The chief civic value of the sorority is that it trains the student to cooperate with the group. This cooperation should be carried over and made to function in the wider social group. F ailure in this matter seems to defeat an important purpose of the sorority a s an aid to education institutions. T he sorority should advance the economic aim of institutions of learning by developing those tastes and ideals which should help one to appreciate her place in the economic world. It should teach pride in scholarship, which will result in a more thorough mastery of subj ect matter. This in turn will aid in making better use of education after the individual leaves college. T he sorority should furnish advantages for cultural achievements. Lectures and programs can be arranged, which will create in us an appreciation of the better things, not only as a means to economic and civic efficiency but, also, as a means to a richer and more perfect life. Iota Iota.

REAL ESTATE The College was going to move, it had entirely outgrown its present location and there was nothing left to do but move! The college authorities would take care of moving the school,


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but if the so rorities were to move with the college, it wa up to the girls to de' ise ways and means of raising the necessary fund . O ne sorority in particular did a very unusual thing. meeting was called and a committee of five was appointed to devi e a number of ways to raise money. The president, as chairman of the committee, had her own ideas which she put aero s to the other girls. Briefly stated the idea was to sell real estate on a large scale on a commission, the commissions to go to the removal fund . The president got the idea from seeing the advertisement of a residence tract which was to be opened near the new school site. The president and her committee interviewed the head of the realty firm and learned that they could make a very satisfactory deal there. The idea was that the girls be given first chauce at selling the lots in the new tract and the lot for their house was to be given them as a bonus for their sales. On their excess sales the girl were given cash commissions and these, with what money they got from the sale of the old house and lot gave them enough money to build their house and furnish it. For two weeks before the grand sale day everyone was busy, posters were made, people were interviewed, and the girls were given pointers on salesmanship. At last the day came and went and the seemingly impossible was done. SARA

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ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA PLEDGE TRAINING Just as the type of training in the public schools determines the future life of our nation, so the type of training given to our pledges determine the future life of Alpha Sigma Alpha. We must recognize pledge training as the most important of all our activities. If our pledges receive poor training we have failed in our duties, and have made a weak chapter. We must never forget that the pledges of today are the actives of tomorrow. Since it is the duty of the Vice-President to instruct the pledges, that officer should be chosen with the utmo t care. She should be in many ways the strongest girl in the chapter. She should be a girl whose character and life are above reproach. She must have in her the qualities of a leader, and the power to influence others. She must possess dignity and refinement.


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She must be a girl in whom everyone can see reflected the ideals and standards which Alpha Sigma Alpha places before her members. She must be a girl worthy of respect, and who, by her very nature and character, inspires and demands respect. 路She must be a good scholar, and greatly interested in the spiritual life of the chapter. She must be democratic and impartial. She must realize the great responsibility placed before her. Such a person might well be entrusted with the training of future members. Pledge training itself consists of more 路than a course of study. The pledges must be taught the sacredness of the ideals and standards for which we stand as an organization. They must be made to see the practical and personal application of these principles in life. Their training must make them fully conscious of the privilege which they have in being m,embers of an organization like Alpha Sigma Alpha. We must not think that pledge training devolves entirely upon one person. It is a responsibility which none of us can escape. It is the duty of every active to teach by example. Active members must so conduct themselves that pledges will realize that the principles which they are being taught are . real. They must learn through the attitude of the actives that Alpha Sigma Alpha is serious. If we would have our pledges make ideal actives we must set the ideal example. Pledges cannot and will not respect actives who are not worthy of respect. They must never be made to think that we are living under false standards. Each active must stand for something high and noble which pledges will seek to attain. The training which pledges receive from their instructor, and the example set for them by actives, will determine whether or not we have done our duty, and whether or not we may pass out of the activities of our college chapter confident that Alpha Sigma Alpha is safe in the hands of those whom we have trained to carry on. MARGARET CoRDWIN, D.D..

DELTA DELTA INITIATION Delta Delta chapter has a very lovely 'tradition in regard to initiation, and we should like to pass it on to other chapters. Then in return we should like to hear of your initiation customs. We shall tell you of our plans for this year.


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Each year before initiation we have a quiet period of everal hours, directly preceding the ceremony. During this period the pledo-es are asked to read certain pa ages from the Bible, the Symbolism's beautiful lore, and certain pertinent facts from the Manual. This period is spent in ab olute solitude, and la t for about ix hours preceding initiation. This year our initiation will be held in the afternoon. The pledges will go to their rooms at nine o'clock the night before, and each sponsor will be present to instruct her pledge . She i fter her reading has been advised as to what she is to read . finished the rest of the time may be spent in contemplation of the vows she is about to take. She will remain in her room until noon of the next day when the sponsor will again call and conduct her to the hall of initiation . We feel that we have achieved wonderful results from this period of preparation . When pledges are given time to ponder over the step they are about to take the seriousness, of 1t is made plain to them, initiation means all the more to them. We feel that such training makes for better active members of our organization. MARGARET CoRDwr , 6.6. .

COLLEGE ACTIVITIES AND THE SORORITY GIRL The strength of an organization lies in the strength of its member s, and this strength may be measured in many ways. The sorority girl should be the strongest asset the c路ollege ha . In order to justify the existence of the sorority we, as sorority members, should make the sorority of vital good to the university. The sorority girl has many opportunities for self -development which non-organization girls are denied. First, the sorority girl is fortunate in having the sympathy and friendship of her sisters, who have h_e r welfare ever at heart. There is nothing in a girl's college life which has the la ting effect her sisterhood has . By the girls to whom sorority life is still rather a new thing, its values should be highly estimated and comprehended. The ties of sisterhood and 路 friendship which we make in our organization will remain with us throughout our lives. The sorority girl is again fortunate in the enjoyment of the inspiration which she receives from her si ters,-not only those


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whom she knows, but those of whom she knows as alumnc:e of her chapter. The older organization girls should be an inspiration and object of respect to those below them in years of membership. The gi rls whom we regard most highly and whose memory lingers with us longer after their departure from our active chapter are the girls who have done the most for the chapter. We find the girls who have done the most for our chapter are the girls who have done the most for their college. The most tangible measurement of the good a girl has done her college and the success she has achieved, is the number of activities in which she has been successfully engaged. On practically every eampus we measure the standing of an organization by the representation of that group in the activities of the college. o girl can give her best to her organization without giving her best to the college. Aiding the one is benefitting the other, for the two must go hand in hand. It is a very easy matter for an organization girl to find her 路place on the campus. She has the opportunity of 路making a large number of friends, and has her organization eager to aid her in entering college life. Aside from the benefit the organization receives from the activities of its members, the girl receives much individual benefit. Girls engaged in college activities have the opportunity of developing self-respect, self-confidence, self-reliance, self-appreciation, and self-assertion. This self development will prove extremely valuable to any girl long after her college days are for gotten. We must ever see, and aspire to attain to the highest in socia), intellectual, physical, and moral development in order to achieve the goal that Alpha Sigma Alpha has set for us . In order to do this we must take our places as true citizens of our campus, and loyal members of our organization, seeking always to give of our best to both of them . . To all of us the day when we must leave our college life behind presents a dismal picture. However, we cheer ourselves with the hope that our memory shall remain, and we shall become the alumnc:e who inspire those who follow us to do good and great things. Let us then, be up and doing, enter those things into which we can fit ourselves, and become members of our organization who have won a place in our college. ANNA Lors SAuM, 6.6..


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LIFE CERTIFICATES TO END AFTER 1930 Life certificates will not be given to two year student after 1930, following the decision of the Board of Trustees which met in Denver on January 15. This rule will be followed by Colorado State Teachers College, Western State College, and dams State ormal School. Present students will not be affected by this new ruling, but all students enrolling in or after 1928 must do so with the understanding that life certificates will be given only upon completion of a four year course. Five year unrenewable certificates will be given for two year courses. The purpose of this decision is to raise the teaching standards of Colorado.

A THEORY Here is a theory of a university: Let the faculty be always a stronghold of conservatism. Students are at an age where, if ever, they represent the spirit of progress or radicalism according to their natures. The two forces shall meet and from the fusion the graduate will come, strengthened in those of his convictions which have endured the fire of well calculated antagonism and freed from the hinderance of the misconceptions of youth. A ll of wh ich means only that the students have their collective foot on an imaginary accellerator, while the faculty keeps a cautious hand on the hypothetical emergency brake, and between them they do some pretty fair driving. The theory wasn't far wrong, because it was formulated only after the circumstances which it described had been a reality for a century or two. But a matter that can go on for a hundred or so years without a theory to give it . recognition is perfectly capable of doing about as it pleases, without asking anyone's permissiOn. And that is what it did. It knocked the dust of the rutted road from its sandals and quietly turned into a grassy by-road, leaving its shadowy travelling companion to get where it could alone. The happy mean is no longer striven after through a clash of biases. The graduate does not leave his lma Mater feeling like


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a knight of old after a prolonged tournament. Nor are the professors compelled to wear the high hat of conservatism at which their students may throw snowballs. If there is. any struggle now, it goes on as silently as a fireless cooker within the individual. The faculty no longer harbors a horde of reactionaries, because the college professor to today is the same individual who fought the school of conservatism a decade or more ago. He was neither hot nor cold when he began to teach. And we are profiting today from the battles that he and his professors before him fought. The order of things has changed. . But the same old theory trudges along, a shadow on the dusty, rutted road still unmindful that its substance has left it long ago. -From The Green and White.

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JUDGE THEIR OWN ABILITY?

One of the chief causes of complaint which students hold against their various and sundry professors, is the fact that there is, in the students' estimation, such a tendency on the part of the professors to underrate the ability and intelligence of the :;a,id students. Di cussions along this line usually rage rather fiercely about the middle and at the end of semesters. However, Paul L. Whitely, who received his A. B. from Earlham in 1920 and is now professor in the psychology department at Washington University, has shown that these student complaints are apt to be superficial, and that a student's sincere and serious estimate of himself more often agrees with the professor's rating. In his article, "Comparison of Teacher and Student Estimate of Grades," published in the August 28 number of School and Society. Mr. W hitely draws the following conclusions from his experiment in student grading: "When the teacher's grade is taken as norm, there appears to be equal tendency for students to over-and under-estimate themselves, while the agreement with the norm is greater than the total disagreement. The same holds true in the gradings which the students made of their classmates, although the majority were more prone to over-estimate their fellow-students than themselves." The results of such an experiment in student self -grading


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uggest many interesting questions. hould not student be taught and trained to judge themselves as well as their a ociate more accurately? For, as the writer remark , "Insight is an extremely desirable characteristic of the social personality. " -From The G1-een and White.

FIND PRAYER BY DR. CONWELL prayer written by Dr. Russell H. Conwell has been found on the flyleaf of one of his books, which was given to the Temple niversity at his death. It is elated January 1, 1892, and reads : "This is my prayer today, Oh, God. I ask not for the analytical power to detect heresies. I ask not for the acute ability to plit the hairs of Theologicalisms . All I ask-and that I ask with humble heart, is to be a good man.-Conwell." In the corner of the page were the words "on cars, 1892," which indicates that it was written while he was traveling.

OHIO IS OLDEST UNIVERSITY IN COUNTRY WEST OF ALLEGHENIES Ohio University is one of the oldest universities in the country and claims the distinction of being the oldest institution west of the Allegheny mountains. Washington had been in his grave only five years when Ohio University was founded in the orthwest Territory. The University had been established a quarter of a century before there were any railroads in the United States. The Declaration of Independence had only been signed twenty-eight years when the first steps in the organization of the new university were taken. In general it may be said that the early history of Ohio niversity is contemporaneous with the beginning of the state of Ohio. The famous Ordinance of 1787, by which a government was established for the orthwest Territory carried with it a contract between the Ohio company and Congress for the purchase of land northwest of the Ohio river. Through the pecial activity of Dr. Mana seh Cutler, Congress donated to the u e of the future citizens of the region, two


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entire townships of land as a perpetual endowment for a umversity. Following the settling of Marietta in 1788, initial plans for the college began. Indian wars made it necessary to wait until 1795 when the Ohio company directed General Rufus Putnam to stake out the location for the land. Four more years passed before General Putnam, in a fleet of canoes braved the swift HockHocking river and proceeded to fix the bounds of the university. 1eanwhile Dr. Cutler, from his home in Massachusetts, was busy planning the organization of the college. The charter was modeled to some extent after that of Yale University. This document, with amendments was passed in due time by the territorial legislation and approved by Arthur St. Clair, the Governor of the Northwest Territory, January 9, 1802. The name given to the college was the American University. Another act, "esta,blishing a university in the town of Athens," was passed February 18, 1804, by the Ohio legislature, following the admission of the state to the union. In this way the state assumed the trusteeship of the University. The corporate name was subsequently changed to Ohio University. The Rev. Jacob Lindley was selected as the first president. -From The Green and White. TO MAKE MEN THINK BY

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I'd rather make men think than rule a nation! I'd rather touch their hearts with sentiment Than govern all the peoples in creation And try by force to quell their discontent. To make men think and, thinking, reach deciswns That lift them from the dust toward better thingsHere surely is a program whose provisions Outweigh the might of presidents and kings

If I can stimulate a man's emotions And so appeal to natural desire, Then can I sway his thoughts and his devotions Or thrill his very soul with ardent fire.


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If I can make men think-if I may guide them long the only way to happinessIf, as their friend, I walk and talk beside them, My life will be a genuine success.

THE TEACHER Teaching is a tough job. Whatever good you do cannot be measured. You never know just where you stand. It is only your belief in yourself and the system you follow that carries you along. Results help very little, and while you see a certain response, in the immediate work of the students, the big benefits you want to confer with remain a shadow. Grief is plentiful. It has come now to the place where schools are expected to take the child, rear him, cultivate him, and do all but clothe him and provide him with lodging. Parents in many instances are anxiou and willing to shift the burden of responsibility off on to the school. The schools have always been willing to do their share, but there is no institution in existence that can take the place of a home. If the home does not fulfill its purpose, nothing else can. Then there are school boards who settle on the general policies to be followed. In the majority of cases . they are men of vision and judgment but it is hard to work with a progressive board for a number of years and then be thrown with one of the oppo itc ideals . After building up a school from a low scholastic standing, after installing modern school methods, meeting requirements a to teachers and teachers' standards, putting athletic on a par with the other schools of the locality, having schools placed on the accredited li t as the state university, to have a new board whose knowledge of school matters is negligible, come in and deal di paragingly with all these accomplishment is enough to discourage anyone. But this is part of the game. We have to accept it with a mile and have faith that what we have tried to do ha not been done without purpose.-D earbonz Ind ependent, through the K. . T . C. paper.


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lu flrmnrtum Ruth Musmaker McGlothlen Ruth l\1usmaker McGlothlen was born in Greenfield, Iowa, on the twenty-eighth day of November 1892, and passed away December thirtieth, 1926, at the Methodist Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa, after an illness of several months. Ruth was graduated from high school at the. place of her birth and later attended the University of Iowa and the U niver sity of South Dakota, finally receiving her A . B. degree from D rake U niversity in 1922. During her 路days at Drake she became a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, and throughout her days with us her words and deeds were a constant reflection of the high and noble principles of the sorority. For one year a fter her graduation Ruth taught at the Kirkwood school in Des M oines . In 1923 she was married to Mr. A . E . McGlothlen who, with an infant son, Allen Edward; a stepdaughter, F rances ; her parents, M r. and Mrs. J. E. M usmaker of Greenfield, and five sisters survive her. Ruth was an active member of the U niversity Church of Christ and Dr. Chas. S. M edbury, her pastor, conducted the funeral service New Years Day from the Dunn funeral home . Fifteen Alpha Sigma A lpha sisters attended in a body.

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OLET A LOBBAN Charter M ember of Zeta Zeta Chapter Initiated April 4, 1919 Died December 23, 1926


ALPHA ALPHA CHAPTER Time has been pas ing wi ftly in lpha lpha chapter since our last letter to the PHOENIX while our girls have been working hard to do honor to Alpha Sigma Alpha. This year the girls have been taking a great interest in athletics, and thi is e pecially true of our pledges. \ irginia Heathman has been elected captain of the volley ball team, while l\IIary Steven , Grace Miller, and Betty Hardy are members of the hockey team. Just before the Christmas holidays our pledges gave the actives delightful invitations to a banquet to be held in the "Garden of Alpha Sigma Alpha." A color scheme of green and gold was carried out in the decorations. The stages in the development of the butterfly were used in carrying out the stages through which .the freshman passes in becoming an active member of Alpha Sigma Alpha. The egg repre ented the freshman when she first entered college, the worm, the pledge of Alpha Sigma Alpha; the cocoon, the transition from pledge to active member; and the butterfly, the active member o.f Alpha igma lpha. Lovely bud vases were presented to the patronesses and actives. A t the conclusion of the dinner the pledges entertained us with a clever stunt. A few days before our vacation we all enjoyed a Christmas party at the home of M iss Swisher. The pledges entertained us with songs which they had composed. Mrs. Francis Richards told us a delightful Christmas story, and we enjoyed listening to several Christmas songs played on the victrola. Santa's visit was extremely delightful because he left presents and be t wishes for us all. Late in the evening a light refreshment course was served . VIRGIN!\ STEWART. 1

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Faculty guests were President and Mrs . Eugene F air, Dean and M rs. H. G. Swanson, 11r. and M rs . R. E . Valentine and the M isses Simmons and Hook. It was a clever gypsy dance, and everyone was in costume in keeping with the occasion. O ne of the delightful features of the evening was fortune telling conducted by Mrs. Ida Baxter, who was dressed a"' a gypsy. There were two favor dances. The hall was attractively decorated in autumn leaves, and colored lights added a desired effect. Our annual Founders' Day banquet was held at the Traveler's Hotel. The tables were attractively decorated with button "mums," which carried out our color scheme i of green and gold. A very delightful program had been prepared. Dorothy Martin, our president, gave the address of welcome. The response was made by Mrs . W. P . Bondurant. A short talk was 路given by M rs . Eugenia Moorman. Sara Grim and Annabelle \iVayland each sang a beautifu l solo, and the program closed with the singing of sorority songs . T he banquet was sponsored by the alumnae , and college girls. O ur patronesses were our guests as well as some of the out-of-tow ns girls, among wh.om were Juanda Hawkins, who is teaching in Harris, Roberta Hatfield, who is teaching in Hannibal, Katherine Taylor, of Palmyra, Edna Deuel from Evanston, Illinois, and M rs. Catherine Jones of :Moberly, M issouri. Most of these girls remained with us over the Thanksgiving holidays. A pretty Thanksgiving wedding took place, Thui'sday evening, November twenty-seventh, when Elizabeth Fair, daughter of our college president, became the bride of Thomas J. C. Wohlschlaeger, of S t. Louis. T hey are to make their home in St. Louis. The opening of the winter quarter on December sixth found every Alpha Sigma putting her deepest efforts toward rushing to make for us a successf ul rushing period. A nd were we successful? Well, I guess as much! Let me introduce eight new pledges: Mildred Griffeth is a girl sublime, always gay and we think her fine. M ildred is a Kirksville girl and happens to be the sister-in-law of Helen Griffeth. Margaret J ohnson is hard to beat, because she is clever and mighty sweet. Margaret is from Hannibal and is a sister of Helen Griffeth.


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Mildred Davis is without a gue s, a dandy girl, oh my ye . he comes from Hannibal, also . Next i Onita Cooter from LaBelle, and do we like her? -well. Adorable Fleeta Taylor with her golden tresses, make all eye open with many guess.es. Fleeta is a Marceline girl. Esther Atteberg attractive and sweet, keeps them all right at her feet. Esther was formerly from La Plata, but i now living in Kirksville. Edna Fo ter's smiling face scatters sunshine every place. Edna's home is in Kirksville. She is also teaching in a grade school. Last but not least is Elizabeth Becker, a splendid girl, and we are lucky to have her. Rushing season was successfully opened by a dansant given on Saturday afternoon, December eleventh, at the home of Mrs. Kennedy. It was decidedly one of the prettiest affairs of the Christmas season. About thirty-five couples were in attendance. The house was given _a festive atmosphere by the use of 1ed candles and red roses. The sorority colors of red and white we1 e used throughout. The shades were drawn and the rooms were lighted by beautiful floor lamps. A delicious two-course luncheon was served at the close of the dance. We were assisted in receiving by the following patronesses : Mrs. J. M. Campbell, lVIrs. W. P . Bondurant, Mrs. F. L. Morris, Mrs. H. C. McCahan, irs . B. H. Stevenson, and Mrs. George M . Laughlin. Out-oftown guests who attended were Emma Self and Mary Dodson of Moberly, and Ermine Smythe of St. Joseph. On Sunday afternoon an informal tea was given at the Kennedy home. Tea was served in royal style in an exqui ite dining room. The table was adorned with red candles and red roses. 1u ic was played during the afternoon . On :Monday the girls enjoyed a waffle supper given at the home of Dorothy Sens. The tables were decorated in keeping with the holiday season, with a miniature Christmas tree as a centerpiece. The bunking party given at the home of 1\Ir . Kennedy on Tuesday was thoroughly enjoyed. orne of the girl attended delightful a theatre party before going to the Kennedy home. evenmg ' a pent with music and conver ation, and at mid-


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night a lunch was served. There were twenty girls in the party. Wednesday evening found us at a bridge party at the home of Lorna Wattenbarger. Bridge was played at three tables. Christmas decorations were used, with a small Christmas tree and Santa Claus favors. Refreshments of plum pudding and punch were served. We are very grateful to our alumnae for their splendid and generous assistance in rushing. They entertained the college chapter and the rushees on Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. George Laughlin from four to six o'clock. A delightful social hour was enjoyed, after which the hostesses and their guests adjourned to the third floor of the Laughlin home where a playlet was given. Refreshments were served at six o'clock in the dining room, which was most attractively decorated in red and green. From the Laughlin home the girls were taken to the home of Sara 路 Grim where they enjoyed a fudge party. Our last party was a formal dinner given at the Traveler's Hotel on Friday evening. The tables were beautiful with their red candles and red roses. There were plates for thirty-six. Kate Brown presided as toastmistress. Our most clever l\1rs. McCahan gave a toast on "Alpha Sigma Alpha Girls." Mary Bentley sang two delightful numbers. Dorothy Martin, our beloved president, gave a toast, "The Joy of Being a Sorority Girl," which was very impressive. Karolyn Kruse gave a very pretty dance. l\1iss Hook spoke on "Friendship." Between the courses sorority songs were sung. 路w e were sorry to lose Ermine Smythe for this quarter, for she has taken a teaching position in St. Joseph. Maxine Fielder is' back with us, and she and Marion Peenick are living at the house, so that increases our number at the house to six girls. The month of January has been quiet compared to last month. We felt with our successful rushing that we had rightful rest coming to us. However, we have had some very interesting meetings during the month. One meeting, which was our social meeting, was turned over to the new pledges. Clever stunts, sorority songs composed and sung by our new pledges, and refreshments were the features of the entertainment. After hearing the several songs we felt that we had some very talented pledges.


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Pledge ervices were held for the eight new airls at fourthirty o'clock Friday afternoon, January seventh. We are quite anxious to initiate the pledge now, and I am certain that they are getting anxiou also. \tVho wouldn't be anxious to be called a member of the Alpha Sigma lpha orority? nnabelle Wayland, one of our most valuable girl , left us this month, to accept the position as principal of the outh Ea t chool in Moberly, l\Iissouri. She has been teaching in the Greenwood Demonstration school. \tVe were all mighty happy for Annabelle to be able to obtain this position, but we certainly do miss her. She has promised us plenty of visits so we won't feel so badly. We are now busily working on the decorations for our annual formal dinner dance, which is to be given February twelfth. If our plans work out succe sfully we have hopes of a very delightful dance. Several of the following items of news were gleaned from the answers to a questionnaire sent to all Alpha Beta alumnae by the ex-collegia secretary. She wishes to thank all those who replied, and to announce to those who sent in the dollar for the "Palm' that another "Palm" will be issued a soon as enough girls send in their money. At present, enough copies could be made on a typewriter to supply the subscribers. Dale Zeller has been assistant to the director of teachertraining in the Kansas State Teachers College for the lasT few years. She is an honorary member of Kappa Delta Pi at Emporia, Kansas. Frances Bro~ n Bowen (Mrs. Leo L.) is living in Toledo, Ohio. Her address is 352 Summit, Cherry Bldg. Frances Lail orthland (Mrs. Grant H .) of Ocala, Florida, has a young son whose arrival, a year ago, was never announced in the PHOENIX. He is Grant Lail orthlancl, and was a year old January 22 . From Carmen Fisher, 1112 Porter t., Richmond, a., come greetings to . S. . for New Years innumerable. eaton, at Nettie Dickerson wa married to l\Ir. Guy :M cPherson, Kansas, January 15. E ther Robin on, who vi itecl at the hou e this summer, m uston, La. Eula Conner 1s m Iayfield, Kentucky.


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Virginia Sparling Reeves is principal of Willard School, in Kirksville this year. She and Dr. Reeves have built a new , home. Ruth Gardner Sherard is visiting her parents in Kirksville. Lora Patrick Murrell has a baby daughter, born in December, 1926. Louise Howell Reynolds has a baby son, born January 27, DOROTHY LOEHR. 1927.

BETA BETA CHAPTER Early in December Beta Beta was entertained by their alumnce at a breakfast on a Sunday in the grotto at the college club house. Decorations were in the so rority colors. The following alumnce were at the breakfast: Grace Dalby, Cathryn Mayer, Barbara 路Oxley, Marguerite Richmond, and Mrs . Lorenson. 路The girls all had a pleasant time, and our pledges enjoyed meeting their sisters in Alpha Sigma Alpha. Beta Beta announ~es a new pledge, Louise Bennett. We were delighted to receive a visit from Miss Shockley during the latter part of December. Through her we have become better acquainted with our national officers, and she not only inspired us, but made us feel the vitality of Alpha Sigma Alpha. A delightful luncheon was served at the Angel Tea Rroom. This was followed by a musical program, after which Miss Shockley talked to us. Then we adjourned to the chapter house where we held initiation for our new faculty advisor, Mrs. Lester Opp and ten pledges. The new members are: Rose Lamme!, Nebraska; Marie Lewis, Gering, ebraska; Margaret Zeger, Loveland, Colo.; Louise Bennett, Boulder, Colo.; Jean Sleeth, Durango, Colo.; Juliet Gilmore, Durango, Colo . ; Lois Smith, Denver, Colo.; Dorothy Powell, Denver, Colo.; Lillian Snydal, Denver, Colo . Our Christmas party was a great success. The main feature of the evening was a musical program . After the program we adjourned to the grotto of the club house and danced . Our alumnce furnished the refreshments for the evening. Our house mother presented us with a beautiful picture for the chapter hou se, and the girls themselves played Santa Claus and bought a new victrola for Alpha Sig. Beta Beta's pledge dance this year was a "moonlight dance" in the grotto of the club house. Attractive decorations were car-


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ried out in blue and silver with a large yellow moon giving a soft glow to the room. The ceiling wa covered in blue decoration with silver stars shining through. The feature of the evening wa a " Man in the Moon" dance, when each guest received a yellow moon-shaped piece of candy with a name in the center. Punch was erved throughout the evening and we had a gloriou time. Patronesses of Beta Beta sorority were the honor guests at a delightful tea given January seventh at the chapter house. Mrs. Harris and Mrs . Long are our new patronesses. Life is full of thrills in athletics on our campus. Our basket ball team has played three of their conference games in our splendid new gym and we are proud to say we have won them all. Last year we won the championship and are aspiring for that title again this year. Our new gymnasium is simply grand, and will soon be completed. At the present, just the main part of the building is finished, which affords an excellent and most worthy place for our basket ball games . The basket ball floor is one of the best in the region, both as to playing space and seating capacity. When the entire building is completed the college will have one of the most modern athletic and health plants in any collegiate institution with faculties for all forms of athletic development. We will soon be starting work on a one act vaudeville act to be given at the Booster's Club benefit. We have had a great deal of excitement at the sorority house. \"1 e thought one of the girls was condemned by the doctor to have scarlet fever, but we are glad to say he was mistaken. Nevertheless the girls were kept in quarantine. During their solitary confinement, another Alpha Sig, thinking that not bad enough decided to have the mumps . The sororities and f raternities on the campus were very lovely and among the tokens of friendship were flowers, fruit, victrola records and books. J u t the same, the girls find predicted scarlet fever and a real case of the mumps not altogether welcome. Pledging again took place at the chapter house Friday, January twenty-seventh. Those pledged were Doris Mensal, Margaret Pitts, and Lillian rnold. Initiation will be held Monday for our two new patronesses, Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Long. M r . Gillespie, a patroness of the sorority entertained the lpha igs at a delightful fudge party at her home Friday even-


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ing. The evening was spent in dancing and playing bridge. We were quite thrilled when we turned the radio on and found to our surprise that we were dancing to music being broadcasted from our own conservatory of music. KATHERINE STEWART.

GAMMA GA MMA CH AP T ER

Gamma Gamma had a few social events during the first part of November, due to the work which was being done on the sorority room. Since repairs have been completed and our furniture is back in place, we feel as though we were "at home" once more. On the afternoon of November eighth., we pa~ticipated in a tea given by Panhellenic in honor of Miss Mabel L. Walton, national president of Sigma Sigma Sigma. The girls enjoyed meeting Miss Walton, and the talk she gave was greatly appreciated. Our first rush party took the form of a Japanese affair. The chairs were removed from the room, and small rugs and pillows were scattered over the floor. Japanese lanterns covered the lights, and Japanese pictures, parasols, and screens decorated the room. Japanese games and stunts were given, and refreshments consisted of cherry pie with whipped cream and tea. Clever rhymed fortunes were given out and read after refreshments had been served. For favors we gave large yellow chrysanthemums. We were pleased to have with us two of our patronesses, Mrs. E. A. Haines, and Mrs. Harry Tanner. , Another guest was Miss Eleanor Wycoff of the Home Economics Department. lVIiss Tanner has just recently become a patroness of Gamma Gamma. The first December social event was a luncheon held in the sorority room on Thursday, December ninth in honor of our new pledges: Elsie Oshel, Doris Parsons, and Lela Hardy. All of these girls are very attractive and talented. Elsie plays the saxophone and clarinet in the college band, and orchestra, Lela and Doris both play the piano . On the evening of the fifteenth of December the pledges were the guests at a line party. Monday evening, December thirteenth, Beatrice Craig was initiated at the home of Miss Shockley. The sorority room was unusually cold owing to the first really cold weather of_ the year,


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and Mi s hockley graciously invited u to her home for the ervices. We were all delighted to welcome Beatrice a a real sister in Gamma Gamma. The Christmas party was the big event of the month. It wa held on December twentieth at the home of da Galbraith . t this time the active member and pledges were entertained by the alumn~. Three numbers on the program were given by the college girls. Mabel Chew told a Christmas story, Anna Cleveland played a flute solo accompanied by Doris Parsons, and Lela Hardy played a piano solo. We then played some interesting games, superintended by Sue Edwards. Santa Claus made his appearance and distributed the gifts . Refreshments consisted of delicious fruit cake, sandwiches, and cocoa, with little candy Christmas trees as favors. The death of Mr. Wyatt, for a long time head of the history department and director of athletics, saddened the entire student body. The Wyatt Gymnasium stands as a monument to hi sterling qualities, and will ever remind the stuclests and vi itors of his life and service. It bears one of his favorite sayings. "The team that won't be beat, can't be beat", and will long encourage the athletes of Northwestern to high endeavor. School began after the holidays on January third. The girls were very glad to see each other and to路 exchange confidences again. 路 1iss Shockley had just returned from California, where she had visited Xi Xi chapter at Los ngeles, and had stopped at Greeley and visited Beta Beta chapter on her way. She gave us a very interesting account of her trip at the regular meeting on that elate. This month two of our girls presented the sorority with boxes of candy in accordance with a local ruling, which states that a box of candy shall be given to the orority when a girl becomes engaged. The end of the first semester, on January fourteenth, brought our minds to thoughts of studying for examination . The new orthwestern. emester brought Florence Has ebroek back to Florence was with u about four years ago . The big event in January wa a party held on the evening of January thirty-first in the room . . At this time the girls invited their gentlemen friends to meet with them. The room was cleco-


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rated in red and white, valentine motives being carried out in the decorations. The evening was spent in playing cards. Ruth :Morgan and J. D. Sapp were the winners of the prizes given for high scores . Refreshments carried out the color scheme and were delicious as well as decorative. At a late hour the hostesses and guests departed. Miss Shattuck was very gracious in her role of chaperone. Alumnce Tews is as follows: .r ellie Cole is teaching in Eureka, Utah. May Traver has been married to Mr. Herbert Wren, and IS living in Taloga, Okla. Bess Davis is teaching in Buckland, Kansas . ·Edna Dail is teaching in Detroit, Michigan. Alice Vaughan is teaching in Ft. Worth, Texas. Aclah Galbraith has been married to Floyd Doolittle of Pennsylvania and they will go there to make their home. Iva Dean Myers has gene to Denver to live. \ ivian Chandler is in Woodward, Okla., this winter. ANN A CLEVELAND.

DELTA DELTA CHAPTER We wonder if every one was as busy as we were the week before the holiday vacation. Everything about Ohio University was buzzing with Christmas activity, and it seemed that the Alpha Sigs were busier than any one else. Of course, it might just be our imagination, but it is a firm conviction, nevertheless. On Saturday, December eleventh, our eleven pledges entertained about 150 pledges of ·other sororities on the campus at a Christmas tea, an annual event for Alpha Sigma Alpha. The tea was held in our sorority room and _the Alpha Xi Delta and Zeta Tau Alpha rooms, graciously loaned to us for the occasion. The A. S. A. room was very attractive and showed clever work on the part of the pledges iri decorating. The center of attraction was a prettily decorated and electrically lighted Christmas tree. Above an improvised mantel, on which stood two red cathedral candles and our silver scholarship cup, hung our lovely illuminated A. S. A. pin. Further decoration consisted of cedar, holly wreaths, and reel and green crepe paper. The floor, which had been waxed until stepping on it was almost a danger, was


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in just the right condition for dancing to the music provided by a three-piece orchestra. In order to leave the pledges free to perform their duties as hostesses, which duties were performed with a gracious ease very gratifying to us, the actives assisted in the kitchen. The refreshments consisted of little cakes with red icing and white brick ice cream with little green Christmas trees fashioned in the center. The spirit of the affair was so gay, and the mu ic so inviting that we do not think the pledges were provoked with us when they found almost the entire active chapter dancing in the halls and kitchen. We were certainly proud of our pledges when told that the tea was the finest given on the campus thi year. On Monday night, December thirteenth, fraternity meetings were suspended because of the concert given by the eminent French pianist, E. Robert Schmitz, as a number of the Ohio University music course. Mr. Schmitz proved himself a master musician, and thoroughly captivated his audience. On Tuesday night the annual Poor Kiddies' Christmas Party of the Y. W. C. A. was given at the Women's Gymnasium. We know that you cannot fully comprehend the significance of that statement, for you do not live in Athens. It needs a little explanation. Athens itself is a prosperous and pretty little city of about 8,000 inhabitants. However, it is situated in the midst of the Hocking Valley coal fields and is surrounded by small, poverty-stricken mining towns. Because of union disputes, strikes, and such, thousands of miners in the community have for months been without work. Consequently social conditions are terrible. The Y. W. C. A. of the university maintains Sunday Schools, girls' and boys' clubs, and furnishes food and clothing for many in the community. It is for the children in these families that each year a real Christmas party with games, contests, storie , Santa Claus himself with treats for everyone, is given. This year about 250 children were brought to the party. Dressed in their best, they presented a pathetic sight, ragged, and plainly underprivileged. Practically every Alpha ig assisted in some way with making the party a success-decorating the tree, leading games, telling storie , and eli tributing treats. Dean ' oight' statement that the party wa the most succe ful one

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given in years was greeted with pride by the chapter, for two Alpha Sigs, Anna Lois Saum, and Margaret Cordwin, had full charge of the enterprise. So we can rightfully claim it as part of our own Christmas activity. Thursday evening, December fifteenth, we devoted to our own A . S. A. Christmas party, which was held in our sorority room. Our patronesses were guests for the evening. Eleanor Loyd, one of our pledges who ce~tainly knows how to play the piano, provided music while the guests assembled. Because our time was short we proceeded immediately to the distribution of gifts. What fun! There was a lovely white linen handkerchief for each patroness and a gift for each girl. About Thanksgiving time we had drawn names for our exchange, and it was great fun discovering who had held our name for so long withotit our 'knowledge. And strange as it may eem, each gift was the very thing which that particular girl had most wanted. After our gifts were all presented the patronesses presented us with a pretty rose taffeta cushion which now adorns our lovely new davenport. Miss Garber held a few more surprises for us, the first, a letter from Frances Gray, our president of last year who is now supervising art in the public schools of Fostoria, Ohio. Frances had sent along with her love and wishe~ for a merry Christmas a check with which we are to buy cups to go with the plates which the patronesses gave us last year. The other surprise which Miss Garber had for us was the lovely song book presented by Mrs. Martin, and we are delighted with it. While we sang A. S. A. songs, some from our new song book and some of the pledges' originals, the committee served lunch entirely in keeping with the spirit of Christmas. There were candies, and cakes, and the dearest Christmas bells fashioned of pink ice cream. A. S. A. spirit ran high as we sat singing songs, munching candies, and conversing in true comradeship. At eight o'clock we took our guests to the college auditorium 路where the Y. W. C. A. Christmas play was given. The play was "Dust of the Road," and Dorothy Hollinger played one of the roles. Any of you who have seen this one-act Christmas play written by Kenneth Stephen Sawyer know the feeling with which we left that hall. It had been a wonderful evening, and we were


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fully posses eel with the spirit of the Yuletide. From our own lively Christmas fun to the solemn and sacred meaning of the season had we progres eel in the course of the evening. M ,\RGARET CORDWI

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EPSILON EPSILON CHAPTER We are all quite elated-we won the annual football struggle with College of Emporia, this Thanksgiving. This is the fir t time for nine long years that we have conquered our local rival, so, of course, the school has simply gone wild. We were granted an extra clay of vacation, so we did not have to return to Emporia u11til Monday, November twenty-ninth. Most of the girls went to their homes for Thanksgiving, only four remaining in the house. Violet Randolph stayed at the house during the vacation. which, of course, pleased the ones who remained, and made the rest of us wish we might have been here. November eleventh was Homecoming Day at Emporia Teachers College, and we had a: big time that clay. There was an Armistice Day chapel program, after which school was clismis eel for the clay. There were parades, and a football game with Pittsburg Teachers College. That evening we had a dinner at the house for the Alumnce Organization, and heard Esther Taylor play several delightful numbers on her xylophone. Esther was in Kentucky all summer with an orchestra, and she brings back many interesting accounts to us . We are very proud of Esther and her talent. We are having several good entertainment numbers here on the campus this year. The Ukrainian National Chorus was here on December second. They sang here several years ago, and were so wonderful that we want to hear them again. The Maier and Pattison Concert of Two Pianos was here the next night, and this number also came well recommended. On December ninth, the musical comedy, " J o, No anette" will at la t be in Emporia. The violinist, Francis McMillan, will be here during the early part of the next month, and the Denishawn Dancer a little later. "Student Prince" and the Cherniavsky Trio wi'll be here in March. So you see we will have an opportunity to hear and see some good things this winter. So many people from Emporia are going to Kansas City to see "The ~!liracle." It must


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be a wonderful spectacle, from all the accounts that we have had. Our house is becoming more complete as time goes on. Several of the mothers have sent us pictures, vases, and other articles which mean so much in a home. We have never been sorry that we bought our house. We had quite an enjoyable Christmas in Epsilon Epsilon chapter-the first in our new home. The party for motherpatronesses, alumnce, actives, and pledges which we always have at the house is never a disappointment. This year we varied our usual custom of drawing names and giving each other a gift which must not be more expensive than one dollar, by contributing a dollar to a fund to purchase something for our house. The plan, we think, is a good one, for we now have a new set of silver ware, a pretty little end-table, a fruit .dish and candlesticks for our buffet, linen-all sorts of useful and pretty things. The mothers came ,bearing huge boxes of pop-corn balls, all sticky with delicious, home-made sirup, and our house-mother, Mrs. Puffer, made some candy, so that we feasted all evening. O ur annual Chri stmas dance was also a success. The Country Club was transformed into an arctic region by means of branches white-washed and hung with silver icicles, and masses of white cotton sprinkled with silver. The orchestra was a good one, and all the girls looked their prettiest in their colorful dancing frocks. We all enjoyed looking at the pretty Christmas greetings which we received from the other chapters, and wish to thank all of them for remembering us. The vacation was good for all of us. We locked up the house for ten clays, and forgot all about Emporia. Then we were glad to get back, even though intensive study for final examinations was in order when we returned. The new semester in Emporia Teachers College opened January twentieth. We had one holiday between the last of our final examinations and the beginning of enrollment, which most of us needed, for we worked hard after we returned from the Christmas vacation until our examinations were completed. It seems as though, regardless of how well we are prepared for these examinations, there is the feeling dominating us all that we must "cram", and there is nervous tension everywhere. It


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was a relief when it was all over, even though it wa nece ary for us to start in immediately on the new term. Plans are now being made for our formal party, which we have as our St. Valentine celebration. The date is February nineteenth, and we are anxious for the day to come, as we alway enjoy our formal. The favors are to be linen handkerchiefs with . S. A. embroidered in one corner, but we have not definitely made other plans for the party. V\ e have started a new system of house management, recommended by Adela nclerson, which, we think, is going to be highly successful. Each pledge, both those living in the house and the town girls, is given a certain duty to perform for a week, and if she fails at any time to fulfill her duty she is given a demerit mark, three of which prohibit her from having a elate. No elates are allowed to pledges during the week-Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays being the only elate nights-and tucly hall is kept in the dining room every night with the exception of these three. The active girls rotate in supervi ing the study hall, and failure of a pledge to be present at study hall is punished by a demerit. With the duties so well distributed, no undue burden rests upon any one of the girls, and things run much more smoothly. Last Friday night, a men's glee club . contest was held here in Emporia. The contestants were clubs from every college in Kansas with the exception of Kansas University, Kansas State gricultural College, Teachers College of Pittsburg, Bethany College, and Wichita University. Emporia Teachers College took first in the contest. We have had many good entertainments here this year. Recently, the Mexican Tipica Orchestra was here, and played to a very appreciative audience, as did vValker Whiteside in "The Arabian". We are looking forward to many other intere ting offerings, which are booked for the rest of the year. C THERINE BROWER. ZETA ZETA CHAPTER Ru h week occurred during the first week in December for Zeta Zeta at Warrensburg. The first party took place on December ixth in the sorority room , and took the form of a kid party.


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The second party was a dinner at the rooms , and the most important affair was a dance at which the college girls dressed as boys and escorted the rushees to the dance. The Christmas bazaar at the sorority rooms netted us nearly ninety dollars. Our alumna: held a cake sale at the time of the bazaar and gave us the money from the sales.

ETA ETA CHAPTER Our biggest social event for November was an Apache party given by the pledges at the home of Dorothy Weede. Young handsome Bohemian pledges escorted the actives to the "Black Cat Night Club" which was in the Bohemian section of the city. Here we enjoyed drinks at a genuine bar. Dancing and cards followed. The tables were covered with red and white checked table cloths. The club rooms were lighted with lanterns and the walls were decorated, with various signs and pictures. A Bohemian menu was served throughout the evening. Reba Anderson was awarded a silver vase as prize for the best Apache costume and Ardis Monroe was given a box of shoe polish for naving eaten the most. Eleanor Wilson and Hazel Howell gave an Apache dance. The following girls were pledged this month: Julia Matthews, Dorothy Weede, Pauline Potter, Marie Potter, Martha Eaum, Mary Cochran, Eleanor Wilson, Dana Jones, Naomi Heinbaugh, Marcette Hobson and Anna Montgomery. A fter pledging we held a social meeting. It was a famous "bean supper." The pledges had great fun in naming all the actives. Sunday, ovember twenty-second, the pledges and actives met at Miss Roseberry's home to practice popular and sorority songs, so that we might serenade other sororities and fraternities. On the following Tuesday night a large number of the pledges and active Alpha Sigma A lpha girls sang songs at the houses of three sororities, and four fraternities and several patronesses. Two of our pledges played ukes which added greatly to our smgmg. Our College team has had a rather bad season, but our team has good material and we are looking forward to a big year in 1927. Our last game was with Hays College which we won seven to nothing.


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This time of the year is very exCitmg for sororitie becau e the Kanza Queen conte t is just beginning. Eta Eta i running Gertrude Robin on, a senior, and rdis Monroe, a ophomore and pre ident of Eta Eta. We hope we will be as succes ful a we were la t year and the year before. The following girls have made Kappa Delta Pi : Reba nderson, Ruth Watson, Ruth Cronin, Vera King, Nelle Ross, and Esther Wilson. These girl have made Sigma Tau Delta: Esther Wil on and Pauline Potter. Phi Upsilon Omicron ha taken in Reba Anderson and Ruth Watson. January, the eighth, Eta Eta gave an informal dance in the Social Rooms of Carney Hall. The room "'ere decorated with red and white. The lights were covered with red, giving a pretty lighting effect. A den was fixed with woven strips of red and white for the orchestra. ovelty dances were enjoyed at the beginning of the dance. Rook was played in the next room by several of the faculty members, sponsors and members of the sorori ty. Punch and wafers were served by younger sisters of Alpha Sigma Alpha members throughout the evening. Our social meeting for this month was in the form of a "Bean Supper." V.f e surprised Miss Jane Carroll, who has gone to Columbia to complete her master's degree, with a handkerchief shower. Eta Eta surely will miss Miss Carroll, because she ha meant so much to our chapter. An initiation will be held Sunday, February sixth, at eight o'clock. We are making plans for a Valentine Dinner Dance to take place February the eleventh. We hope it will be possible for many of our alumnce to come. We have been very proud of our Basket Ball Team this season. We have lost no conference games yet. The teams that we have played so far have all been strong teams, which is a greater credit to us. Geraldine Welty and Mr. Charles Clark of \tValnut, Kansas were married in October. l\1ae Harpole and Mr. . G. Evan -Lombe of orman, klahoma were married 111 ovember. l\1able Mar hall Boone has a baby girl born on November twenty-fourth. T

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THETA THETA CHAPTER Theta Theta had a number of important events during the month of November. A second pledge service was held on November sixteenth, at which time Lucille Washburn Frances ' Lowrey, and Dorothy De Witt became .pledges of Alpha Sigma Alpha. These three girls increased our number of pledges to nme. The date for initiation was set for November twenty-third . The service itself was preceded by a banquet held at the FritzCarleton Hotel. Since just twenty-five years have elapsed since Alpha :::,igma Alpha was established, we decided to make this a Jubilee banquet. Many alumnce responded to our invitation to be present. A mother-patroness, Mrs . A . D. Howlett, the National Chaplain, Miss l\1ary Wagner, and the ational Editor, Miss Gertrude D . Halbritter, and Dorothy Oakes from Nu Nu chapter were our guests. After the banquet we went directly to the home of Mrs . Martin where the service was held. The decorations were beautiful, and the service was as impressive as we all know it to be . After the ceremony refreshments were served, and we closed with our A. S. A. songs. Our initiates are: Esther P. Akeley, Barbara Vv. Howes, Louise B. Humphrey, Dorothy Smock, Marie I. Tetzlaff, Alice M. Webb, Elizabeth B. Wellman, Lucille Washburn, Frances Lowrey, Dorothy DeWitt. Theta Theta's annual Christmas party was held on December eighteenth at Mrs. Martin's home. The juniors entertained with carol singing and a reading, "The Other Wise Man". Mrs. Martin conducted the Christmas candle lighting service, which added a great deal to the spirit of the occasion. The increased number of candles made us realize that Alpha Sigma Alpha is steadily growing. Gifts were distributed, the two mothers who were present receivirig dainty handkerchiefs, and each of the alumnce was remembered with a silver candlestick with the sorority seal. Our fun came when the "joke" gifts were opened. For refreshments ice cream, cakes, and nuts were served. Because many had to make trains, the party closed quite early. We have Mrs. Martin and the juniors to thank for a very lovely time. Among the college notes we find Alice Webb on the committee for the Barn Dance held by the School of Educa~ion at Curry


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Hall . Louise Humphrey played in a piano duet at the Doremi club. On the taff of the yearbook "The eel" is Evelyn Lindell a a literary editor, and the subscription committee is Elizabeth Curtis and Barbara Howe . Grace Whitaker, our chapter president, has been elected president of the Dramatic Club. They have already presented " Thursday Evening" by Christopher Morely. The fir t informal dance of the year of the School of Education included in its committee in charge Alice Webb. A French club has been formed with Dorothy De Witt as secretary, Elizabeth Lyons as vice-president, Barbara Howes on the constitution committee, and Marie Tetzlaff on the program committee. The junior week committee includes Frances Lowrey and Alice Webb. Theta Theta is welcoming back two A. S. A.'s this semester. Elizabeth Dickey, who has been teaching in South Dakota, has come back to get her master's degree and Dorothy Hancock has decided that Boston "L niversity can compare with William and :M ary after all. These two additions increase our number to seventeen. As the saying goes, "the more the merrier". Just now Theta Theta is planning a Valentine tea to welcome back these girls and also to entertain Dean Franklin. Mrs . Franklin is Dean of Girls at our college and we want her to realize that there is an A. S. A . chapter at B . U. More new ! Theta Theta has two new names to add to the engagement list-Dorothy Hancock and Marion Colby. Why will girls do such things? ELIZABETH CuRTIS.

IOTA IOTA CHAPTER Iota Iota is very busy as usual. Our Founder's Day banquet â&#x20AC;˘ was held in the ivory room at Harris Emery's tea room. The program was quite impre sive. Many alumnce were present and the mother-patrones es were our gu~sts . In December' program was included an "open house" for the fraternities, a spread for rushees, a Christmas dance, a Christmas party for some poor young ters, and an informal party with the exchange of gifts. The alumnce gave the college chapter a stockina filled with dimes nickles, and pennies. It is certainly appreciated. Our Chri tma dance "'as held at the house on aturday evening, December eighteenth.


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On December sixth the actives and pledges of Iota Iota entertained several rushees with a . spread held at the Chapter house. The evening was delightfully spent by playing bridge and dancing. We are happy to announce the pledging of Bernice Samuelson of Des Moines and Cora Blackhurst of 1\lfidland, Michigan. Iota Iota showed their spirit of service by giving a Christmas party for several unfortunate children of Des Moines. We were very pleasantly entertained by the recitations and songs of the children. Santa Claus was present with a toy for each child. In the evening the actives and pledges held an informal Christmas .party with exchange of presents. Two of our alumnce, Miss Clair Lockart and Mildred Nighswonger were present. The Alumnce Chapter presented us with a stocking of money which was very much appreciated. The pledges entertained th~ actives and several rushees with a spread on January seventeenth after which we all attended an All University theatre party held at the Princess Theatre. A memorial service was held at the Chapter house on January twenty-third for one of our Alumnce members. Mrs. A. E. McGlothlen who died the first part of January. Before her marriage she was Miss Ruth Musmaker. A Valentine dance was held at the Chapter house on January twenty-ninth in honor of the_ actives. The house was very nicely decorated. The month of February began at Iota Iota with a whole long week of probation for our fifteen prospective initiates. All the pledges lived at the house during the week and a closer band of friendship was formed. All the actives and pledges attended the youth meeting held at the First Methodist Church on Monday, February fourteenth. These meetings will last all week and are sponsored by the Youth Commissions o.f Des Moines . Dr. Bernard C. Clausen of Syracuse, N. Y., was the speaker. He is one of the most outstanding young people's speakers that has ever visited Des Moines. SusAN HART.

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ginning of this month. For the whole preceding week we were busy receiving packages from the alumme and we thank them for the hearty way in which they cooperated . The combined profits of the theatre benefit and the rummage sale were more than enough to fulfill our pledge to the fund for two years. On December fifth a number of N u N u and Kappa Kappa Alumnce met in the Dormitory Recreation room to form a City ssociation. They elected the following officers : Pre ident, Florence Rimlinger, KK; Vice President, Margaret Fisher, KK 路 ecretary, Helen Lindenmuth, N; Treasurer, Hermione Traub Layton, KK. While they were making other plans, Mrs. Poyle served tea . The dormitory Christmas party was a very jolly one. We had a Christmas tree, and a Santa Claus, and every one received gifts. Dean Carnell was there an? she seemed to enjoy it as much as the girls themselves. We sang Christmas carols and the Y. W . C. A . presented the play "Why the Chimes Rang." It was very well enacted and when at the end of the play, the stooped old lady became a bright and shining angel, who said, "Verily, Verily, I say unto you, it is not gold nor silver nor rich pearls, but love and sacrifice that please the Lord. The Christ Child was hungered and you gave Him meat, a stranger and you took Him in. Inasmuch as you have clone it ~nto one of the least of these His Brethren, you have clone it unto Him," then we felt that here was truly the keynote of Christmas. Our "White Dinner" was most beautiful. All the girls were dressed in white and the dining room was illuminated by means of candles at each table. Even the food was white and between courses we all sang Christmas carols . They seemed more beautiful than ever before, for as we ang we could see expressions of happiness and joy on all the girls' faces as they glowed in the candle-light. We want to make the "White Dinner" a Christmas tradition at Temple. The chairman of the Service Committee planned the Christmas basket that we gave to some poor family. It contained food and clothes for children . The happiness we have in planning this, proves that it is better to give than to receive. Two of the girls asked us to hold our sorority Christmas party in their apartment. When we came into the room all the Christmas cards and gift received by the Chapter were arranged under


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the Christmas tree. Of course, we had to look at them first, and it gave us a feeling of great joy to think that every one had been so thoughtful. The girls loved the bound copy of songs that Mrs. Martin sent, and we sang A. S. A. songs the rest of the evening. Mrs. Doyle could not be there, but one of the packages we opened was a box of red and white Christmas candy from her. We appreciated the gift, but most of all we liked the message she had written on the enclosed card. When we were not singing we played bridge, and later in the evening refreshments-red and white ice cream and star-shaped cakes were served. We all went home with happy hearts. This has been a month just full of happenings. The alumnce came back for a week-end and we Kappa Kappa girls bubbled over with excitement. Just the fun of meeting ev~rybody, seeing girls you had not seen for a year and more, and being able to talk over all the good times, old and new, was enough to keep us all busy, but there ' was more than that planned. On Friday night we gave a fudge party in honor of Mary Wagner. It was so good to have her back again and have long talks with her. vVe placed tables in the recreation room and gathered around electric grills to make fudge. Then while we were sitting down eating hot fudge spread on saltines we were all given a big surprise. A basket of English walnuts tied with red and white ribbon was passed around, and when we opened them we found a slip of paper announcing the engagement of Leonie Lindsley to Donald Bennett. It surely made a surprising climax to the evening. On Saturday afternoon twenty-four alumnce, and six from our chapter attended the luncheon held in the Independence room of the Benjamin Franklin. The room was a fitting one for the occasion because it was decorated in green and gold. Mrs. Doyle and June Smith extended greetings to the alumnce, Dorothy Bishop described her hike to Chicago and Mary Wagner explained some of the changes that had been made in our constitution. After the luncheon, all those who live within a radius of fifty miles of Philadelphia met to form a City Association, but more definite plans were deferred until we could meet with N u N u Al umn.ce. That night the alumnce and several of the actives went to see "The Miracle." It was a truly wonderful production and a beautiful thought was well carried out. The Opera House was


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changed to the in ide of an Old-World cathedral, and when the bell rang, the monks and nuns came in and we heard the beautiful Latin chants, we felt as if it were really everal centurie ago. unday morning we all went to church and in the afternoon ome visited the e qui, and some stayed in the dorms to talk. That night as we said good-bye to the last alumna we felt it had been the happiest week-end this year. lthough the sorority examination seems very far off we have sorority study as a part of each business meeting. It i much easier to study the material in this way and the discussions we have concerning the different points are very helpful. There so much to learn this year that we never hould remember it if we waited until March. On the twelfth of this month we gave a Japanese party to u u Chapter as our annual Founders Day celebration. We wore brightly colored Japanese costumes, had cushions scattered around on the floor, and had the room decorated with wistaria, cherry bios oms, and Japanese parasols. A radio program consisting of a talk, recitations and songs was broadcasted from Kappa Kappa to our visitors. We had had quite some discussion about what Japanese people eat that would be suitable to serve as refreshments at our party and finally decided upon sandwiche , rice salad, rice cakes and tea. It is just fine to have another chapter of our sorority in the same city and be able to do things together. vVe enjoyed having the Drexel girls here and we were only too sorry when the evening wa over. For the past few weeks we have all been very much interested in the Student Campaign for the Conwell 1\!Iemorial Fund. There are great plans for a bigger Temple Univer ity and the student expect to contribute $300,000 for the purpose. It means that each student must pledge at least twenty-five dollars, and every one has been working hard to reach the goal for we realize how much more extensive Temple' field of work will be if the buildings are larger. Panhellenic has pledged $1500, so . S. . i bu y making plans to earn her share. La t week we gave a theatre benefit and ince the picture was "La oheme,' we were very uccessful. Other plans have been made too, but they will be told 111 future letter . Our program meeting of thi month wa mo t intere ting.


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Miss Peabody, one of our patronesses talked to us about her trip abroad she made this summer. None of us had ever been abroad and we listened to her very eagerly. She is such a pleasant' speaker and she made us feel as though we were taking each step of the journey with her. We had read about most of the places she described in books of travel, but somehow, when we were gathered around her and she told it in her individual way; everything seemed more real to us. It was one of the most interesting program meetings we have ever had. Just now Kappa Kappa girls are very busy studying for examinations, and it seems as if they would never encl . Since this is "exam season" we suppose all our sisters in the other chapters are suffering with us . Scholarship is one of Alpha Sigma Alpha's standards, so we hope every one passes with high grades, and that the new semester will be a successful one for all of you. Two of our members, Regina Nichols and Evelyn Schrack, live in Coatesville and on Saturday, the fifteenth, they entertained the Chapter at a luncheon-bridge party. It snowed steadily all morning and until we started at noon it was quite a storm. But a snowy winter clay always makes a group of girls more jolly, so when we reached the Nichols' home we· were in gay spirits . "Johnny" and "Teb" made delightful hostesses and we all had such a good .time. The luncheon was delicious, and the tables were arranged so attractively. On each table was a reel candle in a white frilly holder and · there were clever place cards for each one. The luncheon consisted of fruit cocktail, chicken patties, sandwiches, salad and ice cream. \lV e played bridge all afternoon and Miss Peabody, our Patroness, won first prize. Mrs. Sha~­ cross, a }\/[other-Patroness was there also. Her daughter Mary graduated several years ago. During open season this year we pledged one girl, Virginia Hoffman. She is a Junior, and we know she will make a true Alpha Sig. Rushing season will open the first week of the new semester, so we are looking forward to weeks that will be even bu ier than the past few ones. Panhellenic has revised the rushing rules, and the season will begin February second, and close March fourth , with silent period extending to the eighth. Vl e will have preferential bidding again this year. It was tried last year for the first time and proved to be very successfu 1.


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Panhellenic tea was an important affair for they combined the tea to the Freshman and pre entation of the cholar hip cup. Since examinations were so near we hoped this would serve a an incentive to the freshmen and make them realize that sororities. stand for good scholarship as well as for social activitie . j'vfargaret Brenholtz was chairman of the program committee for the affair. Dean Carnell was a ked to present the scholarship cup, and it was given to Theta igma Upsilon Sorority. They came out second place for the pa t two year , so, of course, they were overjoyed to finally attain the goal. Plans are still being carried out for the Campaign Fund. Some of the classes are very energetic and have novel ideas for raising money-the latest is a sale of things like Douglas Fairbank's handkerchief, Charlie Chapman's signature, and a letter written by lVIrs . Coolidge. However, the novelty of the sale is not the big thing. It is the Temple spirit of those becking the sale, working for its success. A big Alumni Campaign is under way, and a number of luncheons at some of the large hotels of the city have been planned for the student workers. Miss Gertrude Peabody, head of the Home-Economics department and our patrones has been elected secretary and treasurer of the State Home-Economics . ssociation. Vv e are glad lVIi Peabody has been given this honor and we wish her ucces in the office. ow that January with its hard work has come to an end, we have a week's vacation and then we -vvill be ready to start the new emester. Kappa Kappa is going to work hard for there are many things to do, and we want our plans to work out ucces fully. 路 Kappa Kappa announces the engagement of Irene Parker to ::..Ir. Charles Todd. FR .\]\:CES

IIIR LEY.

LAMBDA LAMBDA CHAP T ER Lambda Lambda' rummage sale in ~ ovember wa quite a uccess, for after paying expense we till had fifteen dollar left with which we are going to buy hou e furni hing . _-\nother ::.Zovember event wa the baby hower given for Kathryn Rou culp's ix week old baby. It was our fir t baby ~ hower and all were immen ely pleased with it.


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The annual banquet of the Columbus \i\Tomen's Panhellenic Association was held at the Neil House on January eleventh. About eight hundred people \Vere present. Just be拢 ore vacation we held the pledge service for Clara Hilberg from Norwood, Ohio. VVe shall be happy to have her a real member soon. She will live at the house. Basket ball season has opened, and Lambda Lambda has eleven girls on its team. The team practices every 路M onday evening after chapter meeting. We have entered the basket ball intramurals and are striving to win the silver cup. Hilda Lehman had a scholarship record of 380 points last year out of a possible 400 points. Hilda stood third in the scholarship race with all the other sorority girls on the campus as was announced at the local Panhellenic banquet held on January eleventh. Hilda is also taking the leading part in the annual Spanish play. :M argaret Shelby路 was initiated on the evening of January twenty-fourth. After the service we had a spread in the chapter house. Margery Rutledge and Gladys Glenn are taking part in the "Student ight" program to be given on February second. Margery is an assistant to the magician and Gladys is in the pantomime. Four of the six offices held by women in the local university grange, are filled this year by A . S. A . girls. They are: Josephine Britton, }\1artha Ward, Margery Rutledge, and Gladys Glenn. Our formal dance will be held on February eighteenth at the Ellis Country Club House. EDITH 1\1 . -:\hLLER, GL\DY S GLEN r . MU MU CHAPTER Among the interesting happenings in -:\1u Mu is the bridge party which the pledges gave to us on November twenty-ninth. A successful homecoming was staged just before Thanksgiving. The house was decorated with Normal colors, green and white, and the Kalamazoo College colors (our football rival that week). Three prizes were awarded for the best decorated houses, and Alpha Sig received third prize. vVe made a graveyard with a white tombstone, one side representing the Kalamazoo players, and a large "Victory" on the Ypsilanti side.


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Before the Chri tma vacation we had a lo"ely party at the home of ~Ii l\Iahachek. \Ye dre eel like children and carried dolls . One of the girl was our anta Clau . \\ e exchano路ed o路ift played ga_mes and served refre hments, which were no more than a Christma. stocking filled with nut and candy. \\'e had a fine time. NU NU CHAPTER

N u Xu chapter started off the Thankso路iving month \\ ith a bang, after the invigorating influence exerted by the many fre hmen met at Dr. J\Iatheson's tea . It is very hard to become acquainted with freshmen in Drexel, but we manage beautifully by turning out to such affairs as these teas given to the fre hmen and to any other function involving social contact. The Tewman Club gave a dance in the Art Gallery on rmi tice Day. It was very well attended. On Friday, November twelfth, N u N u chapter wa the gue t of Kappa Kappa chapter at Temple University. The Temple girls are adorable hostesses and made us feel how strong is the bond of Alpha Sigma Alpha. I presume that the Kappa Kappa editor has described the party fully, and all we shall say i that we enjoyed it immense] y. Saturday, the thirteenth of November. dawned brightly on many lpha Sigs in Philadelphia, for it was our alumnce clay, and several of our graduates had come back. Five of them were able to have luncheon with u at the "Tea Rose' that noon. Fourteen in all were present, and we had a long banquet table in a secluded corner where we could talk and laugh a of old. lice Kay, Helen Lindenmuth, :\larion Ball, Ruth l\1acCullock, Hazel Thompson , and Elizabeth Loughrey wer here, 'having rooms together at the Hotel Penn ylvania, where they oro路anized the ex-colleaio chapter on Sunday morning. aturday evening we all attended the "Pan-Hop' ', a ubscription dance held in the Great Court and sponsored by the local Panhellenic Council to create a fund from which a scholarship is to be given each year to the most deservino- non- orority girl. The Court wa gala decoration in it elf. o we economized by having only a few palms place 1 in attractive places and load of confetti and erpentine to amuse the naughty children. Before our bu ines meetin on X ovember ixteenth we held


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the Phoenix service for Ethel Weaver. We were forced to hold it in Miss Macintyre's office, but we made it impressive just the same. One of the cutest affairs of the fall was the stunt night held by one of our student houses. They have a stunt night each year to raise money for a poor family, and it is always a success. We went over at nine-thirty and sat on the floor of the parlor eating hot dogs and candy until the show started. Then came several skits. Three girls under a sheet, with an artificial head and whisk broom tail, kept us in hysterics with their crazy antics. Several take-offs on people around Drexel came next, and then a mock dining room scene appreciated only by the Drexel girls. The Drexel Alumni Bazaar was held on Friday, the nineteenth. The "Drexerd" staff gave a Court Dance that afternoon, to which many came, and danced happily among the booths decorated to give the effects of a gypsy fair. The salesladies were dressed as gypsies, and a fortune teller spun the thread of many lives in a tent at one side. The Bazaar is for a scholarship fund . Just before the holidays we initiated Ethel Weaver into full membership, and are so happy to have her one of us now. Friday, December tenth, was the scene of many good times. The Chemical Engineers gave a tea dance in the afternoon. Every one felt quite happy because it was the end of the fall term. The boys served ice cream and delicious little cakes. That evening one of our student houses gave its annual Christmas party to a poor family. We ended the evening with a personal " slam" party. Everyone took her little "dig" with a smile, and we had loads of fun out of the party. O n Saturday we held our annual Christmas dinner, our most formal occasion. The committee had worked for weeks preparing every detail of it, and certainly not in vain. The dining room was decorated with laurel, red bells, and tall red candles. The tables were each decorated by the group who was to occupy it, with a view to capturing the prize to be given for the most artistic arrangement. The place cards were little Christmas trees, with places for the ornaments cut out, and red paper placed behind, so that the little candle shining behind gave the effect of red ornaments hanging on the tree. The prize-winning table showed a long roadway going the length of the table. One end was " Drexel" with the coed taking a taxi to the station. The other


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end of the table was "home" with "6 more days 'till vacation" painted the length of the highway. It certainly appealed to us . who 1楼ere eagerly awaiting the end of the six days. We sang Christmas carols between the courses, and after the plum pudding we heard a ting-a-ling and a thumping of hoofs. Six of our girls appeared dressed in brown raincoats and carrying huge dishpans covered with brown wrapping paper to represent plum puddings, and behind them came Santa Claus driving them on. The pans were stuffed with toys. After we had played with them awhile, we re-wrapped them and sent them to the Settlement House. The next Tuesday many of our girls gathered together and went over to a nearby hospital for incurables, and sang Christmas carols. It was heartbreaking to see the pitiful faces at the windows trying to catch just a little note of happiness. The month of January has been a very fine one for u N u Chapter. Rushing season has filled our mind, day and nightand now we can rest peacefully with the acquisition of twelve girls, everyone a real A. S. A! They are: Ardis Ackerman-"a lady and a scholar." Louise Anderson- a sweet little character study. Kathleen Clark- as deep as the Atlantic. Frances Bishop-a lovely personality. Eleanor Henderson-a true friend. 路 Alice Pratt-charm unsurpassable. Hortense Reedmiller-a bundle of wit. Virginia Thompson-an A. S . A. from the first, and a true one at that. Ruth Tyler-quaint, unusual, but pleasingly so. Betty Weaver-happy and cheery. J arret Wilson- quiet, but so sincere. Jane Yates-bubbling over with energy and loyalty. Rushing season was formally opened with the Local Panhellenic party on Saturday, January eighth. Each sorority wa introduced by the President, our own Betty Darlington, after which dancing occupied our time until a skit was acted. The next week was taken up by the informal party of Kappa Delta Gamma held at the "The Rendezvous" in the form of a Chinese bridge dinner. Tri Sigma also had their formal dance that week at the Ritz-Carlton.


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The second week of rushing season brought the dates for our parties, and incensed with a determination to surpass both of the preceding affairs, we put every bit of our strength into them. 路 Nu Nu Chapter was very fortunate in having two of our patronesses present at the informal party which was held in the Art Gallery at the Institute. When the girls had collected in the "Court" they were taken to the Art Gallery by the chapter members. Before entrance was allowed, they had first to knock, give their names and then be admitted to the room lighted only by our new pin. When the girls were seated one of our members dressed in a white robe mounted a pedestal behind the pin, and read "The History of an Alpha Sig" from a Greciat:I manuscript. The parts were supplemented by appropriate . songs from some girls concealed by a screen.路 It was most impressing, and we hope, showed the freshman how sacred are our 路 ideals. Games followed immediately-being conducted like a card party. The girl winning the greatest number received a gorgeously dressed boudoir doll. The grand climax of the evening came with the presentation of "The Fatal Quest". It was a riot-indeed, I am sure that the girls were convinced of our jovial nature as well as our seriousness. At eleven o'clock refreshments were served consisting of candle stick salad with dainty sandwiches, hot chocolate, raspberry ice and white bisque to carry out our colors. Just as successful was our formal dance on the last night of rushing season at the Marlyn Hotel. As soon as a guest would arrive we presented her with a program of gilded color on which was printed the picture of a pirate holding a treasure chest in his arms. The chest opened-and inside was our coat of arms in gold on a b}ack background. Tied to the program was a white gold comb bearing our crest. We featured a "Treasure Hunt" instead o-f a lucky number dance, giving a jewel case with necklace and bracelet to match to_the girl standing on the "lucky spot," and a cigarette case to her escort. Every program had been filled out before the dance so that our girls could exchange dances with the very rushee that she most needed to know. The dance was "pep" personified. There has been very little else of interest at Drexel, for we have had no time to consider anything besides rushing seasonbut we did manage to work in a formal dinner at the Student Houses on Saturday, January twenty-ninth at six o'clock. It was


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a lovely five cour e dinner with music which no one could re ist. In fact, the girls could hardly wait until their escorts arrived for the house dance afterwards. u Nu chapter gave the Ribbon Service on Tuesday evening of February first to the twelve new girls. It was a very lovely service, after which a luncheon was served. How nice it doe seem to have our numbers swelled from fourteen to twenty- ix! We are looking forward to a big year for lpha tgma lpha. EDITH RooD. OMICRON OMICRON CHAPTER

We have been. quite busy here at Kent. Our pledges entertait'led the actives at a dance at 1ou1ton Hall Friday evening, February fourth. The ball room was very attractively decorated in the sorority crimson and pearl, and the St. alentinf. idea was delightfully carried out. Needless to say, we are most grateful for such an interesting evening. On February fifteenth Omicron Omicron celebrates in honor of Alpha Sigma Alpha's patron saint, Valentine. vVe are having a progressive heart party at the home of Jean Gorham, Kent. Midyear rushing season is just beginning, and we are planning a dinner for rushees on February twenty-fourth. Our local Panhellenic is quite a growing organization. For the inter-sorority function we are having the Cace Glee Club from Cleveland give a concert on March fifth, after which there is to be a dance at Moulton Hall for all campus sororities and their rushees. Omicron Omicron is planning a most interesting week-end for its pledges, and the latter are thinking of past mi deeds with tremblings. It is fully expected that a goGd time will be had by all, though the pledges are not quite that optimistic. ALICE You c.

XI XI CHAPTER On ovember fifteenth rs. Westerling and her daughter, Rubye Belmard, entertained the chapter at an informal dinner at the Hollywood Athletic Club in honor of Founder's Day. fter the dinner a short meeting was held. Then Mrs. Westerling and


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Rubye took the girls around the building. The center of interest was a perfectly lovely swimming pool, in which two motion picture stars and a number of other members were enjoying themselves. We are still quite enthusiastic about the lovely visitor whom we had during the latter part of December, Miss Shockley. About two o'clock in the afternoon of December twenty-seventh Miss Grant brought Miss Shockley to us. That afternoon Miss Shockley examined our books. In the evening we had dinner at a quaint little inn called Emile's Chateau. After dinner most of the girls went back to the house and we gave the Sanctuary Degree. Miss Shockley then expfained parts of the Manual to us. About eleven o'clock we had some refreshments and the party broke up. On Tuesday Rubye Belmard entertained Miss Shockley, Mattie Van Heuklom and Sarah Howard with, a luncheon at the Hollywood Athletic Club . We had decided to .make the tea, which we had arranged in honor of Miss Shockley that afternoon, a formal affair, but it turned out most informal. A number of girls from other chapters visited us, among whom were: Miss Jewett, Fern White, Lillian Criswell, Miss Grant, and Bessie Whipple, one of our own chapter girls. Wednesday morning Miss Shockley left us, and that ended a lovely visit, but one that was far too short, for the girls certainly hated to see Miss Shockley leave. SARAH J. HowARD.

PI PI CHAPTER Pi Pi held our second Rush party in the form of a sleigh-ride starting from the home of Mrs. Kayser, one of our alumna members. The weather co-operated with us and we had a clear, cold sparkling night with even a moon to add to our enjoyment. The invitations were round and white and had been shellacked and then sprinkled with artificial snow. They were tied with reel and white ribbons and little gold bells were attached to the top. When you opened them up they invited you to "Come with bells on to the Alpha Sigma Alpha Sleigh Ride Party." Of course, the logical favors were bells and we also had a large assortment of noise makers. They all added to the joyous hubbub and when we returned, happy but tired, someone suggested that the "tired feeling" might possibly be due to the fact that we


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had walked more than we rode, and I'm afraid that they v, ere right. A wonderful feast was waiting for us when we trooped in and no one slighted it. We played a few games after that, the most remarkable of which consi ted of a large now man drawn on paper. He had a huge open mouth through which cotton batten snow balls were thrown with varying degrees of succe . The alumme who are in Buffalo held a bridge party on Jannary fifteenth at the Hotel Statler. The active chapter were well represented. Social affairs have been thrust aside temporarily in order that we may be well prepared for our mid-year examinations. We hope that our averages will bear companson with those of the other chapters. ELL CoLEMA

THE TOLEDO CITY ASSOCIATION On Saturday, March twelfth, after a delightful bridge and luncheon at Helen Bennett's home in Toledo, Miss Fultz called a meeting to organize a Toledo City Association. So far we have nine members including Miss Grace Fultz, d:rs. Helen Brown Bowen, Mrs. Helen Hoffert Green, Mrs.· Ruth Sutton Brown, Helen Bennett, Dorothy Brewster, Ruth Keller, Elizabeth Quelette and Helen Robinson. Our officers are: President-Helen L. Bennett, 362 Chapin St., Toledo, Ohio. ice President-Dorothy L. Brewster, 2046 Horton t., Toledo, Ohio. ecretary-Treasurer-Helen M. Robinson, 1005 Shadow Lawn Drive, Toledo, Ohio. The April meeting will be attendance at a musical program and dinner afterward . For the May meeting we will have initiation for our mothers, followed by a dinner party for the mothers and girls. If there are any other active Alpha Sigs living nearby, whom \•Ve have missed, we should be pleased to get in touch with you.

H elen M. Robinson, S ecretary.


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Asa phoenix vol 12 no 3 mar 1927  

Asa phoenix vol 12 no 3 mar 1927